El Paso Scene Weekly for April 8-14, 2019
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EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
Video Games Live — El Paso Symphony Orchestra presents the Video Game Multimedia Symphonic Concert Experience at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Plaza Theatre. Includes music from Final Fantasy, Zelda, Mario, Kingdom Hearts, Metal Gear Solid, Skyrim, Castlevania, Halo, World of Warcraft, Pokemon and many more. Tickets: $30-$75 (Ticketmaster).
Video Games Live, created by composer Tommy Tallarico, is a multimedia concert introducing “families, video game enthusiasts and non-gamers” to the symphonic experience with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, electronic percussion, live action and interactive segments.
El Paso Comic Con — WWE legend Jake “The Snake” Roberts, and voice actor Johnny Yung Bosch are among the special guests at this year’s event April 12-14, at El Paso Convention Center. Comic book industry guests include artist Jae Lee, writer Donny Cates, artist and writer Frank Cho, artist Jamie Carillo, artist Ben Jones, and artist Joey Lee Cabral. Other guests include actor Ryan Hurst (Sons of Anarchy), Jason David Frank, Steve Cardenas, and Paul Schrier, and Jason Narvy of the Power Rangers, voice actors Jen Brown, Aaron Dismuke, Shannon McCormick and Samantha Ireland, actress Lynn Lowry, pro wrestler Vickie Guerrero, FX artist Walter Welsh, performers Library Bards, professional cosplay and regional authors.
Exhibit hall hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Gaming area hours are 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 Preview Night Friday, $30 Saturday, $25 Sunday. Weekend passes are $55 ($120 VIP). Kids 10 and younger free with paid adult. Information: (575) 405-0461, email@example.com, elpasocomiccon.com and on Facebook and Twitter.
VIP and Sponsor Dinner is 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Downtown Doubletree, with surprise guest.
Annual Trivia contest starts at 7 p.m. Friday, sign up at 5 p.m.
Charity Poker Tournament is 9 p.m. Friday, sign up at 5 p.m.
Costume Contest is 8 p.m. Saturday; sign up begins online April 1.
Family Fun Fair — The Coalition for the Prevention of Child Abuse hosts the 12th annual free event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Album Park (Eastwood Park) 3001 Parkwood. Local organizations and businesses offer free games and information on community resources. Food and Drink available along with music, games, and prizes. Wear your favorite Superhero costume. Information: 521-3704.
Modern Color — 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Rockhouse Bar & Grill, 9828 Montana, with No Sun and local bands. Tickets: $8. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook.
Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Kero Kero Bonito — The London indie band performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 9. Tickets: $15.
• San Holo — The Dutch DJ/producer performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, with Melvv, Taska Black and Eastghost. Tickets: $20.
• Lydia — India rock band from Arizona performs 8 p.m. Sunday, April 14, with local acts TBA. Tickets: $15.
Morat — The Colombian folk-pop group performs at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $21-$110 (Ticketmaster).
Marco Antonio Solis — The five-time Latin Grammy Award winning Mexican musician presents his “La Historia Continua” 2019 Tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $52-$172; VIP Packages $229-$429 (Ticketmaster).
ALSO THIS WEEK
March Madness symphony fundraiser — The 22nd annual fundraiser benefiting the El Paso Symphony Orchestra’s education and outreach programs is Monday, April 8, at the El Paso Country Club, featuring the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship finals on several wide-screen televisions. Games begin about 7 p.m., pre-game activities and dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets to be announced. Information, reservations: 532-3776 or epso.org.
The annual March Madness Golf Tournament is 1 p.m.; registration at 10:30 a.m. and lunch at 11 a.m.
EPCC Spring Arts Festival — The 40th annual spring festival of performing, visual and literary arts offers workshops, concerts, lectures and exhibits at various venues of El Paso Community College through May. Most events are free, some may have nominal admission fee. Information: epcc.edu/events/artsfestival or on Facebook at EPCCnews.
• Grand Gallery of Senior Art and Music Extravaganza is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Valle Verde Cafeteria Annex. Information: 831-7803.
• EPCC Faculty Grand Concert is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at El Paso Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza. In
Ralph’s Ride — The Anthony Rotary Club’s 2nd annual motorcycle rally and poker run begins at noon Saturday, April 13. Cost is $20 per bike ($25 for bike and passenger). Registration is 11 a.m. to noon at VFW Post 4384, 1580 N. Fourth, Anthony NM. The memorial run benefits local schools. Information: (915) 525-7982 or AnthonyRotaryClub@gmail.com.
Candlelighters Fashion Show — Savers at 1700 N. Zaragoza Rd. #161 host the Spring Fashion Show for Candlelighters of El Paso from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13. The show dresses up children who are being treated for cancer “in their favorite looks, makeup and to boost their confidence and morale.” Admission is free. Information: 849-1936.
915 Pop-Up Market — The Outlet Shoppes features the market 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14 , with more than 35 vendors in arts and crafts, handmade cosmetics, specialty foods, custom drinkware, baked goods, beef jerky, specialty candy and treats. Information: theoutletshoppesatelpaso.com.
The market will also feature specialty foods, live music, a free play area for children, an interactive fountain and patio bar.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing in Sunland Park. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, or ardovinos.com.
Downtown Artist and Farmers Market — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in the Union Plaza District along Anthony Street. Information: 212-1780 or elpasoartsandculture.org.
Upper Valley Artists and Farmers Market — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, at the Substation on Doniphan at Sunset.. Information on Facebook.
El Paso Nuevo Siglo Drama Festival — The festival contiuess April 10-13 at the Chamizal National Memorial Theatre, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: 532-7273, nps.gov/cham or nuevosiglo-elpaso.org.
Festival performances are 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. Each performance will be followed by a brief question and answer session, moderated by park staff.
• Wednesday, April 10: “Wild Thing” written by Luis Vélez de Guevara and translated by Harley Erdman. Performed by UMass Amherst Theater. Directed by Gina Kaufmann. Presented in English.
Originally written in 1613, the script feels like a contemporary send-up of traditional gender roles. The protagonist Gila chooses to live as a ferocious fighter on the fringes of society, unchained by marriage and family.
• Thursday, April 11: “Quijote.Femenino.Plural” by Ainhoa Amestoy, based on Miguel de Cervantes. Performed by Estival Producciones, Spain. In Spanish.
This stage production embarks on a different quest of self-discovery led by Sanchica, Sancho Panza’s teenage daughter. She goes toe-to-toe with the formidable female characters of Cervantes’ novel “Don Quixote.”
• Friday, April 12: “Cómicos, A Donde El Viento No Lleve,” by Miguel Murillo and Francisco Negro. Performed by Morfeo Teatro, Spain. In Spanish.
A repertoire of romances, fables, and other works of anonymous Spanish popular literature from the 17th through 20th centuries.
• Saturday, April 13: “Amor es Más Laberinto,” by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and Fray Juan de Guevara. Performed by Perro Teatro, Mexico.
Each year as revenge for the death of his son, King Minos demands that seven young Athenians be sacrificed in the labyrinth of the Minotaur. One victim is Theseus, the prince of Athens, has been chosen as one of the victims. The king’s two daughters of the King Minos fall in love with Theseus.
‘A Texas Triptych’ — El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series presents a Youth Collaboration of the Arts play written and directed by Alexandra Dipp at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the Philanthropy Theatre (next to the Plaza Theatre). Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-4020 or epcf.org.
“A Texas Triptych” tells the tale of a young woman who returns home to her older sister and ailing mother in a small desert town. Together they experience a transformation in the wake of betrayal and loss.
El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s Major Arena Soccer League team hosts the Rio Grande Valley Barracudas at 7:15 p.m. Friday, April 12, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $12 general admission; $20 box seating; kids admitted free with purchase of adult ticket. Information: 229-1416, elpasocoyotes.com.
El Paso Locomotive FC — El Paso’s professional soccer team’ hosts Phoenix Rising FC at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Southwest University Park. Tickets: $5 to $49. Information: 235-GOAL, eplocomotivefc.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
El Paso Roller Derby — The2019 season opens with a doubleheader Saturday, April 13, at Nations Tobin Recreation Center, 8831 Railroad, featuring with TexPistols vs. Hurricane Alley Roller Derby and Pistol Whip-Hers versus Santas. First bout begins at 6 p.m., second at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 in advance; $12 at the door; $5 for military (active and vet only); free for age 10 and younger with adult. Information: (623) 285-4670, eprollerderby.com.
Borderland Roller Derby — The derby’s opening season bout is 6 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. Paisano, with Chulas vs. Viudas. Tickets: $10; ($7 with valid military ID; $1 for ages 10 and younger; or $8 each for pack of six) at brownpapertickets.com. Information: borderlandrollerderby.com.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.
The 60th season of the live racing runs through May 5. Post time is 12:50 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday.
Bailey Fincher Glow Run — Bailey Fincher Foundation hosts a Glow Run at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at White Spur Park, 4800 Love Road. Registration; $20 in advance; $25 day of race. Online registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Father Yermo Spartan Run — The 2nd annual 5K run/walk and 1 mile fun walk is Saturday, April 13, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Proceeds benefit the Father Yermo Schools Capital Campaign. Cost: $25 in advance; $30 on race day. Team registration for 5 or more is $15 per person. $2 park entrance fee per car. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
‘Mighty Mujer’ Triathlon — The all-female sprint and supersprint events begin 6:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at Memorial Park Pool, 3251 Copper. Both distances start with a 300-yard swim in an indoor pool. The course then takes athletes on a challenging and rewarding bike route (1 loop for Super Sprint, 2 loops for Sprint). The race finishes off with a run through the Memorial Park area of Central El Paso (2 loops for Super Sprint, 3 loops for Sprint). Registration: $90-$130. Proceeds benefit the Center Against Family Violence. Information: mightymujertriathlon.com. Registration at raceelpaso.com/mighty-mujer.
Run for the Fallen — The noncompetitive 5K and 1 mile run/walk to honor America’s service members who died on duty is 9 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Fort Bliss Field of Honor. Remembrance ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m. Cost: $15 through April 10; additional $10 late fee at Stout, Soto and Milam Physical Fitness Centers or at raceroster.com, Information: 744-5785.
Stop Human Trafficking 5K — El Paso Center for Children and Paso del Norte Center of Hope hosts its fundraising 5K run and 1 mile run/walk at 8 a.m. Sunday, April 14, at Memorial Park Reserve, 3100 Copper. Registration: $25 through April 12 at raceadventuresunlimited.com; $30 on race day.
SOUthERN NEW MEXICO
Las Cruces Space Festival — The 2nd annual celebration of space-related activity and interest in Southern New Mexico and beyond is April 7-13, with film screening, hands-on activities and more. All events are free for all ages, unless otherwise listed. Information: Visit Las Cruces at (575) 541-2444, lcspacefestival.com or on Facebook.
\ Free Challenger Learning Center missions are 6 to 8 p.m. April 8-12, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at 505 N. Main. Grades 3 and older with parents welcome. RSVP required for missions at (575) 527-5855.
An “Our Place In Space-Las Cruces” art exhibition inspired by and featuring large images from the Hubble Telescope, as well as artist Tim Fitzpatrick’s “Hand Made Light” installations, exploring emission spectra of the elements, will be displayed in multiple locations around Las Cruces.
A showing of “Apollo 13” is 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 Main.
“The Big Space Quiz” is 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at The Games Sports Bar and Grill, 2605 Espina, for teams of up to eight people testing their space trivia.
A Making Contact space showcase, with talks and hand-on activities is noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Las Cruces Convention Center.
An evening of talks on “Satellites, Water and New Mexico’s Agricultural Future” is 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road.
A Yuri’s Night Celebration of the anniversary of human spaceflight is 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 12, at the Rio Grande Theater, with a space walk, film excerpts, a talk by Alires Almon, live music and DJs.
Las Cruces Home and Garden Show — The Las Cruces Home Builders Association’s annual show is 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, and April 12-14, at the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Spring in Las Cruces. The regional public marketplace showcases home improvement and construction businesses. Exhibitor booths, food concession stands and how-to demonstrations also will be featured. Information: (575) 526-6126 or lascruceshomebuildersassociation.com.
‘Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Romance, Inspiration, and Fun’ — Martha Jane “MJ” Wofford will perform as Elizabeth Barrett Browning at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Roadrunner Room of the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E Picacho, in Las Cruces. Information: (575) 528-4005 or email@example.com.
Many have heard the famous line, “How do I love thee, let me count the ways,” written by Ms. Browning, but there are several surprises in store for even the most dedicated fan of the poetess and her work.
The Satin Dolls ‘Sing, Swing and Sizzle!’ – The ensemble of entertainment beauties perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Spencer Theater in Alto, N.M. singing and tap-dancing big band classics in a costumed stage show reminiscent of a 1940s USO tour. Joined by a 5-piece band, the night of music includes “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “In The Mood,” “String of Pearls” and more. Tickets: $39-$65. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
Doug Adamz — Guitarist, composer and singer/songwriter Doug Adamz performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at NM Vintage Wines, 2461 Calle de Principal in Mesilla. Information: 575) 523-9463.
Joining Adamz will be Japhy Ryder, Paul Quattlebaum and Alberto Vallejo.
Originally from El Paso, Adamz has been called a pioneer of “New Age” and “”World Beat” genres. He recently returned to the Southwest and the Mesilla show is his “first band gig” since being back.
La Muerte de Las Cruces — Las Cruces’ Women’s Football Alliance team hosts the Phoenix Phantomz Saturday, April 13, at the Las Cruces Public Schools’ Sports Complex’s “Field of Dreams,” 2501 Tashiro. The team is part of the WFA’s Mountain Conference. Ticket, times: (575) 639-0750, firstname.lastname@example.org, wfafootball.net or on Facebook at La MuerteDeLas Cruces.
Mesilla Valley’s Got Talent — Mesilla Valley Rotary Club’s 18th youth talent show competition is 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Children from all over the county are invited to participate. Acts often include singing, dancing, improvisational acting and music. Contestant benefit from coaching by local celebrities. Tickets: $5 general admission at the door. Information: riograndetheatre.org.
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