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EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
‘An American in Paris’ — Broadway in El Paso presents Tony Award-winning Musical featuring favorite Gershwin songs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 25-26, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $32.50-$72.50 (Ticketmaster). Information: 231-1111 or visitelpaso.com/broadway.
In post-war Paris, World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan begins a new life as a painter, but things get complicated when he meets a young Parisian woman. Winner of four Tony Awards, it features Gershwin favorites such as “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza,” “S’Wonderful,” “But Not for Me” and “Stairway to Paradise.”
Flickinger Center for Performing Arts — 1110 New York, in Alamogordo. Sons of Mystro — Sons of Mystro, two virtuoso violinists inspired by, and under the tutelage of Black Violin Duo, perform Saturday, Feb. 29. Tickets: $10, $20, $28. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Information: lowbrowpalace.com.
• Ezra Furman — The alternative rock singer performs at 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, with Kelley Stoltz. Tickets: $13.
• White Reaper — The rock band behind hits like “Might be Right,” “1F” and “Real Long Time” perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, with the Aquadolls. Tickets: $15.
• Luna Luna — The folk rock band performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 1. Tickets: $12.
Club Here I Love You — 115 S. Durango. Mark Farina is Friday, Feb. 28. Early bird tickets: $15; General admission: $20Information: 307-7736 or on Facebook.
Larry Lesser concerts — A free concert and conversation by award-winning songwriter Larry Lesser is 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at Temple Mount Sinai, 4408 N. Stanton. Information: 532-5959 or templemountsinai.com. Lesser will sing from his new CD of original songs based on Jewish texts and universal messages.
‘Bely y Beto’ — The Spanish language family show brings its live tour to El Paso at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets sold out at press time (Ticketmaster).
El Paso Wind Symphony — The wind symphony performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 , at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall featuring the TMEA Region 22 All-State Musicians. Tickets: $10; $5 students, military, seniors. Information: elpasowindsymphony.com or on Facebook at El Paso Wind Symphony.
ALSO THIS WEEK
CANCELLED: ‘The Bachelor’ Live on Stage — The hit romance reality series was scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Cancellation was announced Feb. 20. (Poor ticket sales?)
Bourbon Street on Cincinnati Street — The annual Mardi Gras celebration in Kern Place is Fat Tuesday, Feb. 25. Cincinnati Street will be closed to vehicle traffic for the outdoor celebration featuring food, live outdoor music, drink specials and, of course, beads. Information: Facebook at Cincinnati Entertainment district.
Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon. A closing reception is 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, for “20/20 Visionary” featuring 20 artists. Information: 533-9090 or halmarcus.com.
Last Thursdays Gallery Crawl — The Downtown monthly evening gallery crawl and art market includes nearly two dozen pubs, restaurants, stores and galleries 6 to 10 p.m. the final Thursday of the month. El Paso Streetcar will extend its hours during these events. Admission is free to most events. Information: facebook.com/EPDAD.
Leap Year Birthday Celebration — The 2020 Worldwide Leap Year Festival in Anthony, N.M./Texas is Thursday through Monday, Feb. 28-March 2, with several special events planned. Information: 543-0554, Maria@emajj.com or on Facebook.
The community of Anthony is known as the “Leap Year Capital of the World.” In 1988 local resident Mary Ann Brown and her neighbor Birdie Lewis, both born on a leap day, approached the Chamber of Commerce with the idea of a leap year festival and a leap year birthday club for those born on a leap day. The Worldwide Leap Year Birthday Club now has members from all over the world who in Anthony to join the community in celebrating this event that takes place every four years.
Leap Day, Feb. 29, is the extra day tacked onto February every four years in order to bring the calendar into alignment.
Black History Month Parade and Rally — The annual Inter Club Council Black History Month Parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at Montana and Pershing and travels east on Montana to Copia then south to Missouri ending at Mary Webb Park, 3401 E. Missouri. A rally follows the parade noon to 3 p.m. in Mary Webb Park, with vendor booths, family activities and entertainment. Admission is free. Information: 861-1745 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parade/booth entry fee is $75. Registration forms available at 861-0064.
FORE! UNITee Topgolf Fundraiser — El Paso Holocaust Museum & Study Center’s fundraiser is 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Topgolf El Paso, 365 Vin Rambla, for an afternoon of golf games, great food and drinks, and fun competition. Cost (through Feb. 23): $55; $48 age 3-11; $40 non-player; $320 team of six. After Feb. 23: $60; $50 age 3-11; $45 non-player; $350 team of six. Information: 351-0048 or email@example.com.
Player registration includes 3 hours of unlimited Topgolf gameplay, lunch buffet with fountain soda, iced tea, coffee and water TopContender team-building tournament with prizes. Hole-In-One Contest for a chance to Win $10,000.
‘Saturday Night Fever’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in the UTEP Student Union West building, presents the Broadway and West End smash hit through March 1, featuring music by the Bee Gees. Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner matinees is 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $33.50 to $43.50 Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday discount dinner performances; $36.50 to $48.50 (Friday and Saturday dinner performances), and $19.50 to $29.50 no-dinner matinee performances (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.
A talented, streetwise kid from Brooklyn attempts to escape his dead-end life through dancing. Saturday Night Fever includes an “all hit” disco-era score featuring favorites by the Bee Gees such as “Stayin’ Alive,” “Night Fever” and “More Than a Woman,” along with many other disco era classics featured in the original film. Adult subject matter and language.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 19th annual market is open Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local farmers, meat producers, honey, salsa, jams and jellies, and local artisans. Well-behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, firstname.lastname@example.org, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at FarmersMarket.
Game Garden offers bocce ball, horseshoes, cornhole and washer toss.
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.
Upper Valley Artists and Farmers Market — The artist and farmers market is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at The Substation, Sunset & Doniphan. Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.
Race days are Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays, with post time at 1 p.m.
El Paso Senior Games — City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department’s 38th annual games for those age 50 and older run Feb. 22-May 14. Information, registration: 503-6544, 212-0092 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.
• Table Tennis is 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at El Paso Table Tennis Club, 2727 Wyoming.
• Swimming is 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at Westside Natatorium, 650 Wallenberg.
Dave Frazier Memorial 5K — Immanuel Christian School’s inaugural 5K run and 1-mile Walk benefiting the school’s Athletic Department is 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at Immanuel Christian School, 1201 Hawkins. Registration: $30 run, $15 walk, through Feb. 23 at immanuelwarriors.org
Packet pickup is 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, and 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the school. Registration at the pickup is $35.
Run with Your Doc — The 10K, 5K and 1-Mile Run/Walk benefiting Amador Health Center is Saturday, Feb. 29, at Doña Ana Community College-East Mesa Campus, 2800 Sonoma Ranch in Las Cruces. One-mile dash begins at 8 a.m. and 10K at 8:15 a.m., and 5K race at 8:30 a.m. Registration: $35 for 10K and 5K, $30 for 1 mile; youth 12 and younger $15 per event. Registration after Feb. 17 and on race day is $35. Information: Mike Coulter (915) 274-5222, Erin Underwood (575) 527-5482. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Packet pickup is 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at the Campus, and 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day.
NAWIC Paving the Way 5K — National Association of Women In Construction hosts the fundraising 5K run/walk and 1 mile fun walk benefiting its scholarship fund at 8 a.m. Sunday, March 1, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, Suite 205. Registration (through Feb. 28): $25; $30 on Feb. 29 and race day. Packet pickup is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, and 8 to 8:45 a.m. on race day at the race site. Information: Chris Rowley, 478.5663 or email@example.com.
Southern New Mexico
Father and Daughter Dance — City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department offers a “Father/Daughter Shimmer and Shine Dinner Dance 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell, for girls ages 5 to 12 and their father, grandfather, or other special man. Deadline to register is Feb. 14. Cost: $21 per couple ($10 per additional sibling); Includes dinner, entertainment and photo. Information: (575) 541-2454. Registration: las-cruces.org/play.
Pat Garrett Western Heritage Festival — The festival explores the life, controversies and legacy of Pat Garrett, the Wild West’s most famous lawman, with live musical presentations, movie screenings, reenactments and more starting at noon Saturday, Feb. 29, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in Las Cruces. Admission: $10. Information: (575) 541-2290 or RioGrandeTheaftre.com.
Best remembered for killing Billy the Kid, Garrett lived in Doña Ana County for 12 years, served as county sheriff for four years, and was killed there on Feb. 28, 1908.
• Noon: “Sing The Legend” live musical presentation by Dan Crow, John Wood, Ash Soular.
• 2 p.m.: Disappearance of Col. Fountain presentation by David Thomas, on the events leading up to and following the disappearance and apparent killing of Col. Albert J. Fountain and his son Henry on Jan. 28, 1896.
• 2:30 p.m.: Fountain Murder Trial reenactment, followed by discussion at 3:30 p.m.
• 4 p.m.: “The Fountain Murders” presentation by Karl Laumbac.
• 7 p.m.: Screening of the 1958 film “The Left Handed Gun,” with Paul Newman as Billy the Kid and John Dehner as Garrett.
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