El Paso Scene Weekly for March 13-19, 2017 Click here for other weekly digests
Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Summer Cannibals — The Portland rock band performs at 9 p.m. Monday, March 13, with The Regrettes, Drinking Flowers. Admission is free.
• Xenia Rubinos — The vocalist performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, with Madeline Kenney. Admission is free.
• Frontera Bugalu — The local band performs at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18, with Radio La Chusma and Dulce Mal. Admission: $5.
Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com, holdmyticket.com or ticketfly.com.
• Alex Wiley’s Stoner Symphony Tour — The rapper performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, at The Perch, with Kembe X. Tickets: $10.
• Dance Gavin Dance — California post-hardcore band, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, with Chon with Eidola, and Vasudeva. Tickets: $19-$22.
• Skillet — The hard rock band’s “Unleashed Tour 2017” is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, with Sick Puppies and Devour the Day. Tickets: $27.50 to $32. See separate listing.
• Cattle Decapitation — The death metal band performs at 8 p.m. Friday, March 17, with Allegaeon, Necromancing The Stone. Tickets: $17-$20.
• Neko Case — The singer performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 18, in support of her latest release, “The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You.” Tickets: $33.50-$43.50
Otonana Trio — The Japanese band performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at Boomtown Tavern, 2430 Wyoming, in support of their latest album, Space Power Delight. Hailing from Tokyo, Japan, they are beloved a live band, known for their expertly-played party-funk, crazy costumes, and ability to make their fans dance. Admission: $10. Information: 261-7330 or otonanatrio.com.
Notre Dame Glee Club — The club performs in El Paso at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, with and an evening performance at 7 p.m. Loretto’s Little Theatre, 1300 Hardaway. Hosted by the Notre Dame Club of El Paso. Tickets: $10; available online at elpaso.undclub.org. Information: 701-8974 or email@example.com.
The Notre Dame Glee Club, directed by Daniel Stowe, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2015. They will present a wide-ranging program encompassing art music from the Renaissance to the 21st century as well as spirituals, folk and popular music, and songs of Notre Dame.
A daytime performance is planned at St. Matthew’s Church, 400 W. Sunset. Call for details.
Skillet — The hard rock band’s “Unleashed Tour 2017” is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso, with Sick Puppies and Devour the Day. Tickets: $27.50 to $32. Information: 351-9909. Online tickets at trickyfalls.com and ticketfly.com.
The quartet has cemented its place has one of the 21st century’s most successful rock bands. Selling more 11 million units worldwide, Skillet has received two Grammy nominations and won a Billboard Music Award for the
platinum-certified “Awake.” Their double-platinum single “Monster” was the eighth most streamed rock song of 2015 with a total of 57 million plays (and counting) on Spotify, and earning the distinction of becoming “the best-selling digital single in the history of Christian music.”
Banda MS — The Latin Grammy winners performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $50 and $75 (Ticketmaster).
Paul Jacobs – El Paso Pro-Musica presents the America’s leading organist, and the first one to win a Grammy Award at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Church of St. Clement. The Washington Post called Jacobs. “One of the great living virtuosos. Tickets: $25; $20 seniors, military; $5 students. Information: 833-9400 or eppm.org.
Jacobs is Also Featured on the Triple Grammy Award Winning CD “Tales of Hemingway.” He performs Composer Michael Daugherty’s work for organ and orchestra “Once Upon A Castle.”
Neko Case — The singer performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso, in support of her latest release, “The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You.” Tickets: $33.50-$43.50. Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com, holdmyticket.com or ticketfly.com.
‘Roy Orbison’ Dinner and Concert Tribute — Showtime! El Paso hosts its 4th annual fundraising dinner and concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at El Paso Community College’s Administrative Service Center’s Auditorium, 9050 Viscount, Building A. Mark Barnett performs a tribute for the late Roy Orbison in “Revisiting the Orbison Years.” Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $50; available at showtimeelpaso.com. Information: 544-2022 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bill Maher — The “politically incorrect” comic returns to El Paso at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $56.50 to $91.50 (Ticketmaster).
For more than 20 years, Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. As the host of “Politically Incorrect,” and for the last 14 years as host of HBO’s “Real Time,” Maher has garnered 38 Emmy nominations. He won an Emmy in 2014 as executive director of the HBO series “Vice.”
His swipe at organized religion, “Religulous,” became the 8th highest grossing documentary of all time.
ALSO THIS WEEK
Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon. The gallery’s “Early El Paso Art Show” opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16. The show features more than 50 artists, including the greatest names of the past century such as Tom Lea, Eugene Thurston, Manuel Acosta, William Kolliker, Bill Rakocy and many more, as well as living artists whose work spans several decades. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; noon to 7 p.m. Thursday. Information: 533-9090 or halmarcus.com.
St. Paddy’s Music Fest — Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss, 1611 Pleasonton Road, hosts a two-day music festival beginning at 5 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday, March 17-18, until closing, with live music, green beer, Irish cuisine and kids workshops. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Information: FreedomCrossingFortBliss.com or on Facebook.
Performances by Los San Patricios, Singing Pilgrims, Adobe Brothers, Empyer Pipes & Drums, AZ Dueiling Pianos, Gleewood, Jones & Miles, Dusty Low, Reflections of Motown, Wildflower and DJ Darrin.
St. Patrick’s Centennial — St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 1118 N. Mesa, hosts its Centennial Celebration with a Mass and Reception at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 17. Information: 533-4451 or saintpatrickcathedral.org.
Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk — The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s fundraising 5K walk is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 18, at Eastwood (Album) Park, 3110 Parkwood. The family oriented celebration includes various activities, games and food to raise awareness and donations to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Admission is free, but donations are welcome and walkers are encouraged to form a team online and raise money for the cause. Information: 667-5206 or fightcf.cff.org.
Chefs & Stars Chef Competition – Rebuilding Together El Paso hosts the culinary experience with six local chefs and six local celebrities 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Epic Railyard Center, 2201 E. Mills. Taste all six recipes in three categories then vote for the favorite chef. Cost: $25-$75. Information: 519-0063 or chefsandstars.com.
Downtown Artist and Farmers Market — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s market for area artists and regionally grown agricultural products is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in the Union Plaza District along Anthony Street. Information: 212-1780 or elpasoartsandculture.org.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs Saturdays year-round at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Spring Forward to a Healthy Lifestyle event is Saturday, March 18, with events for kids, spring produce, and personal care items and art. Special “What’s in your Beef” presentation from John Guldeman of Ganados Del Rey Criollo Beef Ranch.
‘Miscast: A Musical Revue’ — Sun City Musical Theatre, 3733 Shell Suite C, presents its first “Miscast,” a new take on Broadway modeled off of the annual MCC Theatre Fundraiser held every year in New York, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 17-18. Tickets: $20 ($15 children under 12); available at the door or at suncitymusicaltheatre.com or on Facebook. Information: 637-1618.
The revue allows performers to sing Broadway songs they would normally never get to sing, stripping away the lines of gender, age and race. Appropriate for all ages.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General admission and parking are free. Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. everyday. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.
Live racing runs every Tuesday and Wednesday, and Friday through Sunday. Post time is 1:30 p.m. with nine races each day.
• Friday, March 17: New Mexico Spring Futurity Trials
• Saturday, March 18: New Mexico State University Handicap
Foam Glow 5K — The foam glow run is Saturday, March 18, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta, for runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels. Runners must wear white; runners run through Glowing Foam and a ton of black lights all over the course. After race party for participants. Cost: $40; $10 parking fee. Spectator admission is free. Online registration at active.com.
Packet pickup date and race time to be announced; $5 fee for packet pick up on race day.
Along the running path, runners will find Foam Glow Zones, which are associated with a designated color: orange, pink, or blue. As the runners/walkers reach the Foam Glow Zones, they will run through different color non-toxic foam that glows in the dark under high intensity black lights.
Southern New Mexico
‘Alamogordo to Ireland, via Alaska’ — The New Mexico St. Patrick’s Day Party featuring Alaska’s Fiddlin’ Poet, Ken Waldman is at 7 p.m. Friday, March 17, at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Waldman is joined by friends and musical guests including Steve Smith, Tim May. Russ Bradburd, and Bayou Seco with Ken Keppeler and Jeanie McLerie, and Scott Mathis and Linda Askew. Tickets: $15, $25 and $35. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
‘No Sex Please, We’re British’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, presents the farce by Anthony Marriot and Alistair Foot March 3-19. Directed by Norman Lewis. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $12 ($11 student, senior, military, $9 children under 6; $10 per person for groups of 10 or more; $5 student rush tickets offered 15 before show time. Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets sold through Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• Daughtry — The later rock band led by Chris Daughtry performs 8 p.m. Friday, March 17. Tickets: $35-$120.
• Dokken — The metal legends perform 8 p.m. Saturday, March 18, with special guest Lita Ford. Tickets: $30-$65.
‘The Conference of the Birds’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents the play by Peter Brooks and Jean-Claude Carriere, based on the poem by Farid ud-Din Attar, March 17-April 2, at Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. Directed by Karen Caroe. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sundays March 26 and April. 2; and at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.
The play, based on a 12th century Sufi poem by Farid ud-Din Attar and adapted for the stage in 1979 by Peter Brook is an exuberant experiment in ensemble storytelling. The Hoopoe has called the birds of the world together in order to undertake the journey to find their true king—a benevolent and beautiful bird known as Simorgh.
Altan — The evening of Irish music is 7 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Spencer Theater for Performing Arts in Alto, N.M. These Irish virtuosos weave harmony and counterpoint into their reels and jigs on guitar, fiddles, accordion, tin whistles and even bouzouki. Tickets: $39-$79. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
Las Cruces Arts Fair — Doña Ana Arts Council’s 7th annual regional juried fine arts event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 18-19, in the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 University. Admission: $8 per day; free for children under 12. Information: (575) 523-6403 or DAArts.org.
More than 100 artists from around the county will participate, with artists’ demonstrations, silent auction and more. A silent auction benefits Doña Ana Arts Council.
Artists from around the United States, Mexico, and Canada, as well as from New Mexico State University and Doña Ana Community College art programs. feature jewelry, unique garments, metal sculptures for indoors and out, fine art prints, kitchen items made from exotic woods, ceramics, photography, recycled art, and drawings and paintings in a variety of mediums.
A VIP Preview Night Gala with music and entertainment is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 17, with Flamenco guitar and percussion music of Euterpe. New this year will be a “Quick Draw” contest with cash prizes. Participating Quick Draw artists will draw, paint and compose between 6 and 7:30 p.m. while patrons have the opportunity to view the working artists. At 7:45 p.m., the art work will be auctioned by a live auctioneer. Proceeds of each sale will be split between the artist and the Dona Ana Arts Council. Admission: $8.
Wheels of Dreams — The Las Cruces Rodrunners will host its annual show and car swap meet 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Field of Dreams, 2501 Tashiro Road in Las Cruces, with door prizes, raffle and engine drawing. Alcohol-free event. Proceeds provide and promote opportunities for underprivileged youth in the Las Cruces area. Admission is free. Information, registration (575) 382-5463 or lascrucesrodrunners.org.
Open to vehicles of all classes. Cost: $30. Day of show registration: $35. Information: (575) 524-0150.
Bataan Memorial Death March — The 28th annual marathon-length (26.2 miles) march is 7 a.m. Sunday, March 19, starting at 1318 Aerobee at the White Sands Missile Range to honor U.S. and Filipino troops captured by the Japanese in WWII. Marchers should arrive at 5 a.m.; opening ceremony begins at 6:35 a.m. A 14.2-mile honorary march also offered. 2016 Sponsor is the VFW.
The 26.2-mile memorial march route starts on the White Sands main post, crosses hilly desert terrain, circles a small mountain and returns to the main post through sandy desert trails and washes. Elevation ranges from about 4,100 to 5,300 feet.
Registration is $95 individuals ($450 teams) through Dec. 31; $110 ($500 teams) Jan. 1-Feb. 11; $125 ($600 teams) Feb. 12-March 5. Mail-in registration closes Feb. 24; on-line registration March 5. No late or on-site registration accepted. Information: (575) 678-4654, (575) 678-1134, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. Online registration at bataanmarch.com.
On April 9, 1942, tens of thousands of American and Filipino soldiers were surrendered to Japanese forces. The Americans were Army, Army Air Corps, Navy and Marines. Among those seized were members of the 200th Coast Artillery, New Mexico National Guard.
Kubecca – Las Cruces Civic Concert Association closes its season with “The Ultimate Music Odyssey” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at the Rio Grande Theater, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Tickets: $25 ($5 students with ID). Information: (575) 405-7429, or lascrucescca.org.
Kubecca combines the classical and jazz education of Kuba with Rebecca’s musical theater experience to create a diverse program featuring country, jazz and show tunes arranged for unique instrumentation including the marimba, kalimba, flute and theremin.
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