El Paso Scene Weekly for Nov. 20-26, 2017 Click here for other weekly digests
WinterFest — El Paso Live with the Hospitals of Providence and Providence Children’s Hospital, hosts ice skating and various winter events through Jan. 1 in Downtown Arts Festival Plaza and surrounding areas. This year’s ice rink offers interactive features, along with holiday shopping, seasonal food and drinks, lights, décor and more. Skating is $8 ($7 military; $5 age 5 and younger); spectator admission is free; $1 skating discount for military personnel. Open seven days a week. Season passes; $35, good for one session per day. Tickets online at elpasolive.com. Information: 534-0600 or on Facebook at EPWinterfest.
Discount days include $2 off Tuesdays with canned good donation.
Free holiday movies offered at the Plaza Theatre Sundays. Titles to be announced.
This week’s skating hours: noon to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, noon to 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day; Noon to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Holiday Revels — UTEP Music Department’s annual gala holiday show, “One World, One Voice,” is 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 20-21, in UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Featured ensembles include the UTEP Men and Women’s Glee Clubs, Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers along with the UTEP Ceremonial Brass. Music will include holiday favorites from around the world, as well as new choral compositions. Tickets: $5 ($3 students/military; free for UTEP faculty, staff and students). Information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/music.
GlassjAW — The 5-piece hardcore band hosts their NY 1993 Tour at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at Tricky Fall, 209 S. El Paso. Tickets: $26-$30. Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com, holdmyticket.com or ticketfly.com.
Walker Lukens — The Houston indie singer songwriter performs at 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at Lowbrow Palace, 111 E. Robinson. Tickets: $10-$12 at lowbrowpalace.com.
FirstLight Federal Credit Union Sun Bowl Parade — The 81st annual Sun Bowl Parade is 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 23 (Thanksgiving Day), at Montana and Ochoa and proceeds east three miles to Copia. This year’s theme is “American Folklore.” Review stand tickets (near First Baptist Church, 805 Montana):
$10; available at all Circle K stores, FirstLight Credit Union branches and the Sun Bowl Office. Information: 533-4416 or sunbowl.org.
The El Paso Downtown Lions Club organized the Parade in 1935, and was held on New Year’s Day from 1936 until 1978 when the event was changed to Thanksgiving Day. The Sun Bowl
‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ — Kids-N-Co. presents the holiday show Nov. 24-Dec. 10, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison, directed by Arazelia “Sally” Perez, with musical direction by A.J. Kumar. Tickets: $7 ($5 children, students, senior citizens, military), available at the door. Show times and other information: 274-8797 or on Facebook at El Paso Kids-n-Co.
MC Magic & Lil Rob also Baby Bash — The rappers perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Plaza Theatre, performing their hits such as hits like “Sexy Lady,” “Cyclone,” and “Summer Nights.” Tickets: $45, $90, $125 (Ticketmaster). Tickets for first six rows include a pre-concert photo meet and greet, t-shirt, signed poster and early admission.
Deeperluv featuring Derrick Carter — 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, with opening acts Rob Bass b2b Joe N. and Worldpeace, at Club Here I Love You, 115 S. Durango. Tickets: $18. Information: 307-7736 or on Facebook.
Parade is the largest community event in the region.
Model railroad open house — The Railroad Model and Historical Association of El Paso will sponsor its 68th annual open house 1 to 5 p.m. each Sunday in November at 6335 Vaughn Court (between Delta and Alameda, just west of Ascarate), with 1,700 square feet of tracks in three permanent layouts. Admission is free. Information: 500-9347 or on Facebook.
Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic — The 43rd annual event is Nov. 19-21 at El Paso Country Club, sponsored by the Sun Bowl Association. The event features America’s top college golfers. Longest drive contest is 9 a.m. Sunday, with regular tournament play starting at 7 a.m. Monday and Tuesday. Admission for spectators is free. Information: 533-4416, ext. 15, or sunbowl.org.
The classic is one of the premier college golf tournaments in the country. Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Davis Love III, Ricky Barnes and Jerry Pate are just a handful of past participants who went on to have successful PGA careers.
UTEP Women’s Basketball - The UTEP Classic is 2:30 p.m. Friday (vs. Arkansas), and Saturday (vs. Texas Southern University), Nov. 24-25. in the Don Haskins Center. Ticket information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
Luchas Frontera — Lucha Libre wrestling sets are 8 p.m. every Friday at El Paso County Coliseum Pavilion. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $12 ($5 kids) in advance; $15 ($7 kids) at the door. Information: 850-4002 or emptypocketsentertainment.com
UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners travel to the Pan Am Center in Las Cruces to play the NMSU Aggies at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s new Major Arena Soccer League team hosts Soles de Sonora at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at the El Paso County Coliseum, vs. Rio Grande Valley Barracudas. Individual tickets: $12 general admission; $20 box seating; kids admitted free with purchase of adult ticket. Information: 229-1416, elpasocoyotes.com or on Facebook and Twitter.
Iron Turkey 5K and ‘Turkey Olympics’ — UTEP’s Phi Delta Theta’s 8th annual 5k Run, 1-mile Walk and Turkey Olympics is Thanksgiving Day, 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, at Whole Foods Market, 100 Pitt. Proceeds benefit ALS Association of New Mexico. Part of the “More Than A Marathon” series. Cost: $25 through Nov. 20; $30 Nov. 21-22; no race day registration or packet pick up. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Packet pick up is 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21-22, at Up and running 3233 N. Mesa.
YMCA Turkey Trot — The 41st annual Thanksgiving Day 5K run, 5K team challenge and 3K fun walk benefiting the YMCA’s Strong Teens Campaign begin at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, at YMCA offices, 808 Montana (at Virginia). The Turkey Trot is the oldest road race in El Paso, and follows the Sun Bowl Parade route. Cost: $25 per event through Nov. 17; $30 Nov. 18-22; $35 on race day. Information: 584-9622. Entry forms available at all YMCA branches; registration at elpasoymca.org.
Team competition is four runners (any gender combination): $100 per team; online only. Deadline is Nov. 17.
Packet pickup and late registration is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, at Westside Family YMCA, 7145 N. Mesa, and 6 to 6:45 a.m. at the starting line on race day.
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‘Crimes of the Heart’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents the Beth Henley play, winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, Nov. 24-Dec. 10 at Black Box Theatre in Las Cruces. Directed by Nikka Ziemer. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2; and at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.
Set in a small town in Mississippi, in 1978,the play focuses on the life of three sisters who face crisis after crisis separately and together.
Silver City Lighted Christmas Parade — The 27th annual Silver City Lighted Christmas Parade, “A Hometown Holiday — Past, Present and Future,” begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, in the historic Downtown district. Information: (575) 534-1700, Lightedparade@gmail.com or silvercitymainstreet.com.
The parade starts at the intersection of Cooper and Broadway and ends on Bullard at the intersection of College.
Ramon Ayala — The norteño singer and songwriter performs t 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino, Mescalero, N.M. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets: $30-$75, through Yapsody.com or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
All Aboard Tree Lighting — Inn of the Mountain God’s family event is 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, the resort and casino 287 Carrizo Canyon, in Mescalero, N.M., with free pictures with Santa until 2 to 4 p.m., free cookies & hot cocoa 4 to 5 p.m., choir presentation and tree lighting at 6 p.m. Tickets: $10 general admission; includes a Polar Express book (Ticketmaster). Information: innofthemountaingods.com.