El Paso Scene Weekly for Sept. 18-24, 2017 Click here for other weekly digests
EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’ — The inspiring Tony- and Grammy Award-winning true story of Carole King is Sept. 19-24, at the Plaza Theatre, as part of the Broadway in El Paso series. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $40-$75. Information: 231-1111, ElPasoLive.com/Broadway or on Facebook at Broadway in El Paso.
“Beautiful” celebrates King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, and Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend.” and the title song. Book by Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Prince.
Gila River Festival — The Gila Conservation Coalition’s 13th annual festival is Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 21-24, at various locations in Silver City, N.M. This year’s festival explores the native foods, plants, and medicines of the Gila River and its watershed, and how they have sustained various cultures for millennia. Registration begins July 1: (575) 538-8078. Schedule, information: gilariverfestival.org or on Facebook.
Autumn Art Fest — The show featuring several former members of Sunland Art Gallery is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, in the Upper Valley home of artist Rachel Davis at 5737 Montoya. Information: 630-3013.
El Paso Chopin Piano Festival — The 23rd annual series of piano concerts are at 7 p.m. selected Saturdays at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free, but people are advised to arrive early. Information: elpaso-chopin.com. Sept. 23: Ning An. An is a top-prize winner of many piano competitions, including the Queen Elisabeth of Belgium and the National Chopin Piano.
SEEKER LIVE — The metal band performs at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at Rockhouse Bar and Grill, 9828 Montana, with guests Enfold Darkness, Wolf King and local bands. Tickets: $10; all ages event; minor fee for age 20 and younger. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouseDiveBarKitchen.
Toadies — The Texas grunge alt rockers perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso. All shows are all-ages. Tickets: $22-$25.Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com, holdmyticket.com or ticketfly.com.
The band’s rose to fame during the 1990s with hits like “Possum Kingdom,” “I Come From The Water” and “Backslider.” Their hit album “Rubberneck” celebrated its 20th anniversary with a re-release in 2014 with five extra tracks.
Also this week at Tricky Falls:
• God Module — The dark electronic band’s “Does This Stuff Freak You Out?” tour is 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at The Perch, with Blakk Glass, Visions In Black. Tickets: $10-$15.
• Two Door Cinema Club — The British indie-rock band performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, with Circa Waves. Tickets: $35-$40 (sold out at press time).
• Against Me! — The punk band performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, with Bleached and The Dirty Nil. Tickets: $21-$24.50.
• Venom Inc. — The metal band’s “Bloodstained Earth” Tour is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, with Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust, The Convalescence. Tickets: $24. VIP meet and greet tickets: $99.
• Superjoint — The metal band performs at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, with DevilDriver, King Parrot, Cane Hill and Child Bite. Tickets: $27-$30.
Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Thee Commons — Punk-cumbia, 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Dayshell — The SoCal post-hardcore band performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, with Icarus The Owl and Belle Noire. Tickets: $12-$15.
• Poolside — L.A. electronic music duo, 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, with Great Shapes. Tickets: $17-$20.
Sin Bandera — The Grammy-winning Latin pop duo’s “Última Vez” Tour is 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: %59.50, $79.50, $99.50 and $125. (Ticketmaster).
UTEP Department of Music — Faculty Recital Series guitar recital by Professor Hiram Rodriguez is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, performing selected works by Granados, Brian Head, Torroba and others. Tickets prices vary; most performances are $5 ($3 students/military; free for UTEP faculty, students and staff). Information: 747-5606 or music.utep.edu.
Marco Antonio Solis — The five-time Latin Grammy Award winning Mexican musician performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $59-$119 (Ticketmaster).
ALSO THIS WEEK
El Paso County Fair — El Paso County Fair Association runs Sept. 21-24, at El Paso County Coliseum. The El Paso County Fair will feature expanded programming all around with live music, livestock on display, and an open auction for the public to attend. A full calendar of El Paso County Fair activities and attractions will be released by the El Paso County Fair Association: epcfa.org.
Movies in the Canyon — El Paso Live hosts the 9th annual free movie season at the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater Fridays and Saturdays through September. Showtimes are at dusk (about 8:30 p.m.). Concessions available; no food or beverages may be brought in. Bring a blanket or light jacket in case it cools off in the canyon. Information: 534-0674, elpasolive.com, moviesinthecanyon.com.
• Sept. 22: Moana
• Sept. 23: The Jungle Book (2106)
‘A Night in the 40s’ — Paso Del Norte Big Band, a 16-piece group, hosts 1940s style dancing and music, 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at Shundo Ballroom, 120 N. Paragon. BOYB; food and snacks allowed. Admission: $15. Information: 532-2043, 203-7292, firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook at PDNbigband.
Hoppy Monk’s ‘Monktoberfest’ — Hoppy Monk, 4141 N. Mesa, hosts its Oktoberfest celebration Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22-23, both indoors and outside with German beer, traditional Bavarian food, live music and more. Information: 307-3263, thehoppymonk.com or on Facebook at TheHoppyMonk.
Harvest Festival — The City of Socorro, Texas presents festival 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at 901 Rio Vista. Music, food, rides, prizes and farmers market. Information: 860-8615.
Lincoln Park Day — Lincoln Park Conservation Committee’s 13th annual car show and Chicano art exhibit is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at Lincoln Park (Chicano Park), 4001 Durazno. Admission is free. Information: 204-1584, or email@example.com.
The event includes a lowrider car show; art from Gaytan ArtWorks and others; mural presentation from mural presentation of “Chicano Park, El Paso, TX” by Angel Ortiz, Vincent Delgado, and Mike Thornton; live music by Frontera Bugalu and Los Chucanos; and dancing. Food available or public may bring a picnic or grill
Pond Tour Extravaganza — The Southwest Koi and Pond Association hosts its pond tour Sunday, Sept. 24, showcasing ponds throughout El Paso. Cost and locations: Myskapa.org or on Facebook at SouthwestKoiAndPondAssociationskapa.
VFW Auxiliary Fall Festival — VFW Auxiliary Yucca Post 8919, 5535 Saluki, hosts a day of crafts, food and entertainment 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, supporting the post’s Veterans programs in El Paso. Admission is free. Information: 346-2567 or vfwauxiliary.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 7:30 a.m. to noon.. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, firstname.lastname@example.org or ardovinos.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.
For a good cause
Foundation of Faith Dinner — Veteran comedy writer Tom Leopold is keynote speaker for Diocese of El Paso’s 11th annual dinner, 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at El Paso Convention Center. Cocktails begin at 5 p.m. Tickets: $100 ($1,000 table for ten). Sponsorships available. Ticket information: 872-8412 or elpasodiocesefoundation.org.
Leopold has written for such hit TV shows as “Seinfeld,” “Cheers,” and “Will and Grace.” Now he’s co-host with Father Leo on “Entertaining Truth” on the Catholic Channel of Sirius XM.
Signature Chefs Auction — The Regional Children’s Hospital at Providence presents the annual benefit auction for the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at Southwest University Center, 6500 Montana. Top area chefs will present their signature dishes, along with a menu of gourmet auction packets. Tickets: $150; $1,500 table. Information: 249-2270 or signaturechefs.org/event/elpasotx.
Rubin Center September Soiree — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is, off Dawson Drive next to the Sun Bowl, host its fundraising soiree 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, with whisky tasting, hors d’oeuvres and live music by Kikamora in a casual outdoor setting. Tickets: $50; available at rubincenter.utep.edu. Information: 747-6151 or on Facebook at RubinCenter.
Autumn Equinox Party — — The fundraiser for Keystone Heritage Park and Botanical Garden, 4220 Doniphan, is 6:30 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22. Cost: $7 in advance; $10 at the door for age 14 and older. Information: 490-8601,490-8571 or keystoneheritagepark.com.
The event offers sunset guided tours of the wetlands and gardens, snacks and beverages, fashion show, fire and belly dancing and sun salutations. Headline entertainment by Chuco Soul Project. Also performing are flamenco guitarists and dancers. Maze and sandbox for children. Yoga, henna, capoeira demo, jewelry and fresh produce also offered.
Tequila Tasting Night — Camino Real Rotary Club hosts the Mexican-themed fundraiser benefiting Corazon de Niños 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, Sept. 22, at Grace Gardens, 6701 Westside Dr., with more than 50 tequilas to taste, silent auction, Mexican food, mariachi band and live entertainment by Juan Gabriel Impersonator Hugo Cortez, “La JG de Juarez.” Tickets: $65 in advance; $75 at the door; table for 10 $600; VIP packages available. Tickets and information: caminorealrotary.org, or on Facebook at Camino Real Rotary Club of El Paso.
‘Real Women Have Curves’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the Josefina Lopez play through Oct. 1. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $11 ($9 seniors; $8 students and military). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
Set in a tiny sewing factory in East L.A., this outrageously funny story is about five full-figured Mexican-American women who are racing to meet nearly impossible production deadlines in order to keep their tiny factory from going under.
‘Annie’ — Sun City Musical Theatre, 3733 Shell Suite C, opens its season with the beloved musical through Oct 1. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15; $12 students and military; $10 age 12 and younger. Information: suncitymusicaltheatre.com or on Facebook.
UTEP Football — The Miners take on NMSU at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Pan American Stadium in Las Cruces. Ticket information: 544-5234 or utepathletics.com.
Future Engineers 5K — Texas Society of Professional Engineers’ fundraising 5K competitive run and 5K and 1 mile fun walks are 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Up and Running 3233 N. Mesa. Proceeds benefit UTEP Engineering Endowment Scholarship Fund. Registration: $20; $15 military and students. Information: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Oryx Challenge Bike Tour — The 7th annual 30K and 100K bike events benefiting the USO are 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, starting and finishing at Fort Bliss’s Freedom Crossing. Registration: $35. Active duty military: $15; free for Warrior Transition Battalion members. Information: 569-5644. Registration at uso.org/elpaso.
Packet pickups for all events are 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at The Bicycle Company, 3434 N. Mesa and Friday, Sept. 22, at Atom Cyclist, 1886 Joe Battle, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Crazy Cat Cyclery, 6625 Montana.
Sgt. Ruben Orozco Torch Run - El Paso County Sheriff’s Officers Association's 11th annual 8K Run/2 Mile Walk benefiting Special Olympics Texas Area-19 programs is Sunday, Sept. 24, at G2 Restaurant, Cincinnati and Stanton in Kern Place. Part of the 2018 More Than Marathon series. The 8K begins at 8 a.m. with the 2-mile walk at 8:15 a.m. Entry: $25 by Sept. 15; $30 after. Information: 533-8229 or sotx.org/ro8k.
WWE Live — The professional wrestling event returns at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at NMSU’s Pan American Center in Las Cruces, and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets start at $15 (Ticketmaster). VIP experiences offered. Information: (575) 646-1420 or panamcenter.com (Las Cruces); (915) 747-5234 (El Paso).
Appearances include WWE Champion Jinder Mahal, United States Champion AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Kevin Owens, WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions The New Day, Charlotte Flair, Sin Cara, Rusev and Dolph Ziggler.
Sun City Roller Girls — The Roller Girls’ playoffs are at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $7 in advance; $10 at the door ($7 with valid military ID; free for ages 12 and younger); available in advance at the Pershing Inn, All That Music, Blue Panda Tattoo, Uptown Cheapskate or any Roller Girl. Information: suncityrollergirls.com.
Southern New Mexico
A Tribute to Carol Burnett — Boba Café and Cabaret,1900 S. Espina in Las Cruces, presents a tribute to the comedian/actress, with two performances each night Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22-23. Information, reservations: (575) 647-5900. Dinner show is 7 p.m. each night; doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $27.50. Cocktail show is 8:30 p.m.; seating at 8:15 p.m. Tickets: $12.50.
‘Equivocation’ — American Southwest Theatre Company opens its season with the Bill Cain play Sept. 22-Oct. 1, at NMSU’s Center for the Arts, 1000 E University Ave. Performances are 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $17. Information: (575) 646-4515 or nmsutheatre.com.
The play proposes the question: what if the government commissioned William Shakespeare to write the definitive history of a national crisis, “the Gunpowder Plot,” in one of his plays?
‘The Big Event... A Community that CAREs’ — Cancer Aid Resource & Education, Inc. hosts its 2nd annual fundraising events celebrating southern New Mexico’s traditions, people and food Friday through Sunday, Sept. 22-24 at Plaza de Las Cruces, 101 N. Main (Downtown Mall). Events include a Kids Zone, vendors, mariachis and bands, folklorico dancers, walk, fashion show, games, carnival, Lumbre Chile Eating Competition, The Big Event Pageant and more. Information schedule: (575) 649-0598 or carelascruces.org.
Saturday: Parade is 9 a.m. starting in the District Court Parking Lot. The 4th annual Jubilee of Life Walk is 9 a.m. The 4th annual Fashion show is 3:30 to 4 p.m.
Sunday: A CARE Fulfills Bike Run is 9 a.m. Sunday, in Downtown Parking Lot 3, with a Bike and Car show noon to 4 p.m. The 2nd annual Roberto’s Enchilada Cook-Off is noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Tour de Ruidoso — The 11th annual bicycle rides benefiting several local nonprofit organizations is 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 in Ruidoso, N.M. Distance options include 100 mile, 100K. 45 mile and 10K races. All but the “Nearly Flat” 20-mile ride involve significant elevation gain. Start and finish for all events is MCM Elegante Lodge and Suites, 107 Sierra Blanca Drive. Cost (by Sept. 21): $55 century; $50 100K; $45 45-mile; $25 20 mile. Register: itsyourrace.com. Registration I(915) 525-3079.
Brews, Blues & BBQ — The food and music festival begins at noon Saturday, Sept. 23, Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M. Choose from more than 200 different beers, enjoy BBQ anywhere, and listen to live blues bands on the lawn in front of Lake Mescalero. Cost: $25 for 10 4.oz pours.