El Paso Scene Weekly for Oct. 21-27, 2019

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El Paso Chopin Piano Festival — The 25th Anniversary of the annual series of piano concerts is at 7 p.m. selected Saturdays at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Oct. 26: Lucy Scarbrough. Scarbrough is founder and director of the Chopin Festival. She also founded and is director of the El Paso Civic Orchestra. The New Mexico native, who trained at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago and later taught at Chicago Musical College, has served three times on the Chopin Foundation of the United States’ Selection Jury for the National Chopin Competitions, and is winner of the Texas Minnie Stevens Piper Award. Admission is free, but people are advised to arrive early. Information: chopinfest@sbcglobal.net or elpaso-chopin.com.

Fall Art Market — The new Schuster Studio, 5536 Westside Drive, will host its first art market 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26-27, with art by Pam Schuster (jewelry and fused glass artist), Tamara Michalina St. Jean (flameworking and jewelry), Romy Hawkins (repujado and mixed media), Terry Wright (mosaics), Cindy Dolezal (recycled clothing) Lisa Magnano Craig (glass and mosaic), Stephanie Romero (painter), and Candie Printz and Green Hope Project (ceramics and recycled art). Admission is free. Information: (432) 208-7957.

‘Howl-O-Wine’ Dog Walk — Pets Alive El Paso will host its 15th annual fall dog walk noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at La Viña Winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., with a 1-mile dog walk at 1 p.m. around the grounds of La Viña Winery. Registration begins at noon. The event includes music, costume contests for dogs, prizes, food vendors, pet-related products and gifts for sale. Advance registration: $15 for one dog, $20 for two dogs (limit of two dogs per person). Registration on day of event is $5 extra. Military with ID receive $5 discount. Information, cost: 247-6057, PetsAliveElPaso.org, or facebook.com/petsaliveelpaso.
   Pets Alive El Paso is a nonprofit corporation working to make El Paso a no-kill community, offering spay/neuter Programs for the companion animals of lower-income families in El Paso; and for free-roaming cats through the El Paso Feral Cats Program.


Lowbrow Palace — 1101 Texas. Information on Facebook.
• The HU — The Mongolian heavy metal band’s Gereg Tour is 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21. Tickets: $22.
• Remo Drive — The indie rock band performs Friday, Oct. 25, with Summer Cannibals.

John-Allison’s (A.W.) — “A.W. Was Right All Along” Tenth Anniversary Tour is 10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Love Buzz, 3011 Pershing. Information: 257-3118 or on Facebook at LoveBuzz915.

Dream Theater — The two-time Grammy-nominated progressive music titans celebrate 20 years of “Scenes from a Memory” with its “Distance Over Time Tour” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $39.50 to $69.50 (Ticketmaster).
  The band’s diverse set list features tracks from “Distance Over Time” and selections from their 30-year career, along with a nightly celebration of the 20th anniversary of their concept album “Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From a Memory.”

UTEP Department of Music — Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. except as listed. For most events, tickets are $5 ($3 students, military and seniors, free for UTEP students, faculty, staff and children 12 and younger. Information: 747-5606 or music.utep.edu.
• Orchestra Concert is Thursday, Oct. 24, with music by Rodrigo, Nielsen, Respighi and Offenbach. Soloist is Dr. Dena Jones, performing the difficult and rarely heard Concerto for Piano and Orchestra by Joaquin Rodrigo.
• Spanish Song Competition Winners Concert perform Friday, Oct. 25.
• UTEP Percussion Ensemble Halloween Concert is 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, with classic and contemporary works with a macabre theme, including Bach’s Toccata and Fugue for Organ performed on steel pans and electronics, and Wally Gunn’s ”Vicious Children.” Costumes encouraged.

Gloria Trevi — The Mexican pop diva performs her “Diosa de La Noche” Tour at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with special guest Karol G. Tickets: $33.50-$163.50 (Ticketmaster).


Union Pacific’s ‘Big Boy’ — In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad, Union Pacific’s restored 1941 Big Boy No. 1014, one of the world’s largest steam locomotives, will make a stop in El Paso Sunday through Tuesday, Oct. 20-22, at Stiles Drive and Wooldridge, as part of its “Great Race Across the Southwest” tour. Information: up.com/heritage.
  The trail will pass through the Union Depot around 4 p.m. Sunday, and stop at Stiles and Woodridge at 5 p.m. It will be on public display 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Souvenirs available for purchase.

El Paso Film Festival — Texas filmmaker Robert Rodriguez is a featured guest at the region’s 2nd annual largest showcase of independently made narrative and documentary films is Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 24-27. Ticket information: elpasofilmfestival.org or Ticketmaster.
  VIP tickets are $100; includes access to all films, plus nightly VIP receptions.
  Rodriguez’s first feature film, “El Mariachi” earned him the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 1993, spawning the Mexico Trilogy with “Desperado” and “Once Upon A Time In Mexico.” Other films include ”Sin City,” “Spy Kids,” “Machete” and “Alita: Battle Angel.”
  Filmmaker master class with Rodriguez is 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Plaza Theatre, to discuss the process of “Red 11,” written by Rodriguez and his sons. Tickets: $20 (Ticketmaster).
  Free Narrative short films are 10 to 11 a.m. and noon Friday and Saturday, and 12:30 and 3 p.m. Sunday, at El Paso Museum of Art; and Documentary shorts are 2:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
  Individual films are at the Philanthropy Theatre. Tickets: $10:
  Friday, Oct. 25:
• 1 p.m. Dream of Me.
• 3 p.m. Beaten
• 7 p.m. Kindred Spirits
• 9:45 p.m. Porno
  Saturday, Oct. 26:
• 10:30 a.m. Birth in Pieces
• 12:30 p.m. When All That’s Left is Love
• 3 p.m. Building the American Dream
• 7 p.m. Amalia
• 9:45 p.m. Darlin’
  Sunday, Oct. 27:
• Noon. Now or Never: A Tony Romo Story
• 2:30 p.m. Femme Frontera Showcase 2019
• 5 p.m. Running with Beto.

Borderlands Heritage Festival — The festival celebrating the area’s cultural history through performances, demonstrations, food, and other activities are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: 532-7273.
  Performances include ballet folklorico, Tigua dances, Matachines, lasso demonstration, storytelling and musical performances.
  Activities include a Pokemon Go event, an interactive art exhibition, games, and several history and culture demonstration booths.

Red Ribbon Block Party — Ysleta del Sur Pueblo will host its annual drug-free family event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the YDSP Community, 9314 Juanchido, with a traditional blessing at 9:30 a.m. and red ribbon parade at 10 a.m. Activities include pumpkin carving, karaoke, games, hayrides, vendors and more. Admission is free, and the public is invited. Information: 872-8648, ext. 7233 or Ysletadelsurpueblo.org.
  The party marks the end of Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 21-26, which includes a Basketball tournament, “Chalk the Rez” event and community dinner and elder panel.

Flight Fight — The West Texas Breast Cancer Awareness Fly-in is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, the Fabens Airport (E25), with airplanes, classic cars, live music, and a Halloween costume contst for kids. Information: kelpflighttofight@gmail.com or on Facebook at Cancerflight.
  From El Paso, take Fabens Road (Texas 793) off I-10.

Mount Cristo Rey pilgrimage — The largest pilgrimage each year is on the last Sunday in October, the traditional Feast Day of Christ the King. The 79th anniversary procession begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 27. The pilgrimage annually attracts thousands of celebrants, many of whom begin their trek before dawn. Gates open at 5 a.m. Information: San Martin de Porras (575) 589-2106.
  The four-story-tall statue of Christ on the cross tops the mountain, 4,576 feet above sea level, in Sunland Park, N.M., near the junction of Mexico, Texas and New Mexico. Built in 1938-40 by sculptor Urbici Soler, the monument is accessible off McNutt Road (Highway 273) in Sunland Park — take the Racetrack exit off Paisano and cross the Rio Grande.

For a good cause

El Paso Business Hall of Fame — The 2019 induction ceremony hosted by Junior Achievement is 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Grace Gardens, 6701 Westside. This year’s honorees, Josh Hunt and Kemp Smith Law, and past laureates will be inducted. Doors open at 7 p.m. with dinner at 7:25 p.m. Induction ceremony follows with a champagne toast and dance. Black tie formal event. Tickets are $150 ($1,500 table of ten). Information: 772-5566.

El Paso Muscle Walk — The walk benefiting Muscular Dystrophy Association is 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at El Paso Fire Department Training Academy, 6800 Delta. Teams and individuals walk to raise money to help MDA local services and research. Information: 584-6355 or kborn@mdausa.org. Registration at mdamusclewalk.org.

Murder at the Museum — International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana, hosts its 5th annual fundraising murder mystery party 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. All proceeds will go directly to Museum. Age 21 and older. Call for cost. Information: 543-6747 or internationalmuseumofart.net.

‘Walk Like MADD’ 5K — Mothers Against Drunk Driving will host its 5K walk in partnership with El Paso Community College 10:15 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 26, at Crime Victims Memorial Park, Judge Edward Marquez Library and Yucca Park, off Lafayette. The walk benefits MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving, through fundraising pledges made by the participants. Registration is 8:30 to 10 a.m. Information: 779-1987, ext. 4885 or walklikemadd.org.

Trick or Treat & More

Fort Bliss Halloween — Fort Bliss will host these Halloween season events:
Monster Bash Family Halloween is 6 to 10 p.m. Friday , Oct. 25, at the Trading Post. This year is “The Witching Hour,” with inflatables, crafts and entertainment. Special guest is Larry Bagby, best known for his role as “Ice” in the movie “Hocus Pocus.” Costumes encouraged. Choose from, three haunted house experiences; “Barely Scary,” for $1; “Kinda Scary,” for $2; “Massacre on Marshall Road” discounted to $3 during the event. Information: 588-8247.
• Halloween Harvest Festival is 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26 at Old Fort Bliss Replica, 5054 Pershing, with haunted pumpkin patch, rides, lawn games, trick or treating in fort rooms, face painting and more. Pumpkins at the patch are available on a first-come, first serve basis with a $5 donation to the museum. Farmer’s market will sell food and beverages. Free shuttle rides available from the festival to Monster Bash. Information: 588-8482.

Boo at the Zoo — The El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano, hosts its annual safe trick-or-treating event for families with children ages 2 to 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26-27, with trick-or-treat stations, animal encounters, children’s activities, games, decorations and more. Zoo admission is $12 for ages 13 to 59; $9 for ages 60 and older and active duty military (including spouse) with ID; $7.50 ages 3 to 12; and free for ages 2 and under. Zoo members admitted free. Information: 532-8156, 521-1850 or elpasozoo.org.

Halloween Carnival — A community Halloween carnival is 6 to 9 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle De Santiago, in historic Old Mesilla, with a haunted house, games, trick or treating and more. Admission is free. Information: mesillanm.gov or on Facebook.

‘Spookie’s Market’ at Ardovino’s — The Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M., offers crafts and trick or treating from the vendors 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Admission is free. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, farmersmarketadc@outlook.com, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at FarmersMarket.

Spooktacular — The Junior Woman’s Club’s annual Children’s Carnival is 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano, with entertainment and activities for all ages. Costume contest at 2 p.m.; Mascot challenge at 7 p.m. Tickets: $5 ($4 children; free age 2 and younger). Military discounts available. Information: 274-1141, jwcelpaso.org, or on Facebook at Junior Woman’s Club of El Paso.
  El Paso’s largest indoor Halloween carnival raises money for local charities.

Scary stuff

‘Shakespeare’s Asylum’ — The gruesome Shakespeare experience runs Oct. 24-Nov. 1, at Austin High School, 3500 Memphis. Sponsored by Tania Shwartz on behalf of Texas Women for the Arts. Admission: $5-$8 at the door. Hours, information: jastratton@utep.edu.

Sheriff’s Office Haunted House — El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 2005 hosts its annual Haunted House daily Oct. 24-31, at Sheriff’s Office headquarters, 3820 Justice (off Montana just east of Loop 375). Cost: $10 ($8 age 12 and younger). One dollar off with canned food donation. Information: 342-2409.
  Hours and dates subject to change: 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 to 10 p.m. Sundays and Thursdays, plus Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 28-30. Halloween night hours are 6 p.m. to midnight.

Haunted Campus Tours — The 12th annual UTEP Haunted Campus Tours are 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. Details to be announced.

Downtown Zombie Walk 2019 — Downtown Las Cruces Partnership hosts the Zombie Walk for all ages Saturday, Oct. 26, at Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 N. Main Street in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, with live music, food trucks, vendors, and the Zombie parade Trophies for the best costumes for Best Adult, Best Youth, and Best Group. Participation is free. Information: (575) 571-5399, downtownlascruces.org or on Facebook.

Haunted Museum — Slimy, scaly and creep-crawly animals and spooky and gross science are featured 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 26, at Las Cruces Museum Of Nature And Science 411 North Downtown Mall, with hands-on activities for all ages. Admission is free. Information: (575) 522-3120, las-cruces.org or on Facebook at LCMuseums.

Farmer’s Markets

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing
—One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M.  9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays beginning Oct. 5. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at FarmersMarket.

Downtown Artist and Farmers Market — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s market 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 — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays at the Hobby Lobby parking lot, 7930 N. Mesa. Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market.

Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market — More than 230 vendors in arts, crafts, produce, baked goods and other food items are offered 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays along a 7-block area of Main Street, Downtown. Information: (575) 541-2288 or lascrucesfarmersmarket.org.


‘The (Un)Documents’
— The UTEP Department of Theater & Dance presents the play by award-winning actor and poet Jesús I. Velles at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre. Directed by Rudy Ramírez. Admission is free. Information: 747-5118, theatredance.utep.edu or on Facebook.

‘The Cat’s Meow’ — The Snake Charmer and the Belly Dancer present the dinner theater at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Mac’s Restaurant, 315 E. Mills. Featured dancer is Selena Kareena. Tickets $40 in advance, $45 at the door. Information, tickets: 691-1938 or snakecharmerandthebellydancer.com.
  Kareena, is the owner of Ancient Art Dance Studio, dancing and has performed traditional Egyptian style Raqs Sharqi and classic American bellydance since the 1980s. She will lead two workshops earlier on Saturday, 9-11 a.m. and noon-2 p.m. Cost is $40 each. Call for details and registration.

‘Night of the Living Dead’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, opens its 56th season with a new adaptation of the horror movie classic through Oct. 27. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 ($12 seniors, students, military and teachers; $9 children). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
  Six strangers are trapped in a lonely farmhouse surrounded by zombies. Can they survive the night?

‘The Who’s Tommy’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in the UTEP Student Union West building, presents the musical based on the iconic rock concept album through Oct. 27 with, with music and lyrics by Pete Townsend and book by Townsend and Des McAnuff. Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner matinees are Sunday 2:30 p.m. Oct. 20 and 27; dinner matinee is 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. 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.
  The story of the pinball-playing, deaf, dumb and blind boy has inspired, amazed and puzzled audiences for more than 40 years. This five-time Tony Award-winning musical’s rock score includes the classic songs “Pinball Wizard,” “Sensation,” “Acid Queen” and more. Adult subject matter and language.


UTEP Volleyball — The Miners host Marshall at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Memorial Gym. Ticket information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com.

El Paso Rhinos
- El Paso’s Junior League ice hockey team’s season home games begin Oct. 25-27 vs. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday against the Pueblo Bulls at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano.
  Tickets: $30 balcony; $25 glass seats; $15 center line; $10 bluelines; $7 goal lines, $5 general admission. Free admission to active military with ID. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com.

Marathon 2 Marathon — The 17th annual marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K runs are Saturday, Oct. 26, on Hwy 385 from the Gage Hotel in Marathon to Alpine, Texas. Marathon is 7:30 a.m., half marathon is 8:30 a.m. and 10k and 5K is 10 a.m. Early registration: $99 marathon; $80 half-marathon; $50 10K and 5K by Oct. 1; all fees increase by $20 after deadline. Registration: marathon2marathon.net or active.com.
  Packet pickup is 4 to 8 p.m. at the Evans Gallery Friday, Oct. 25. A pasta dinner for runners is 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday in Marathon ($12), as well as 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Fort Stockton Visitor Center in Fort Stockton ($13).
  A post-race lunch is 11 a.m.; awards ceremony is 2 p.m. and star party is 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Marathon Motel Courtyard. Cost: $16.
  Post-race Sunday brunch is 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 27.

Race for Education — FirstLight Community Foundation’s 5K and 1 Mile Fun/Run Walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Braden Aboud Park, 4325 Riverbend, benefiting Firstlight’s FirstLight Community Foundation. Refreshments at the finish line. Registration: $25 by Oct. 18; $35 on race day. Discount for teams of five or more with advance registration. Information: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pick up is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at FirstLight Federal Credit Union, 9983 Kenworthy, and 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the starting line.

UTEP Women’s Basketball - The Miners host Eastern New Mexico for an exhibition game at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26,  in the Don Haskins Center.  Ticket information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.

UTEP Football
— The Miners host the LA Tech Bulldogs at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Sun Bowl Stadium. Tickets: $10-$28. Information: 544-5234 or utepathletics.com.

Tour of Las Cruces — The 14th annual 50K (31 miles) and 100K (62 miles) cycling rides are Sunday, Oct. 27. Information: (575) 541-8271 or ziavelocycling.com.

Oso Fun Harvest Run — The 5K Costume run and 1-mile walk benefiting Bowie High School Jardin is 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at Bowie High School, 801 S. San Marcial. Registration: $20 through Oct. 25; $25 at packet pick up and on race day; $15 high school students through Oct. 25. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663 or raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pickup is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Up and Running 3233 N. Mesa, and 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the starting line.


— Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce’s annual afternoon of family fun is 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, on Burro Avenue in Cloudcroft, N.M., with hay rides, carved and decorated pumpkins, a costume contest, parade and trick or treating. Most activities are free. Information: (575) 682-2733 or coolcloudcroft.com.
  The annual Great Pumpkin Race is 2 p.m. with amateurs, semi-pros and pros competing for prizes by rolling pumpkins down a hill; a piñata bash and pet parade follows.
  Costume contest and parade is 3 p.m. on Burro Avenue.
  Trick or treating at the merchants is 4 to 5 p.m.

Silver City ‘Dia de los Muertos’ — The Dia de los Muertos celebration is Oct. 27-Nov. 2, culminating with a street festival is 12:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 throughout Downtown Silver City, with community ofrendas, parade, music and more. Vendors, artisans, crafters and nonprofits are invited to participate. Information Diana Ingalls Leyba at (575) 388-5725 or leybaingallsarts@qwestoffice.net.
  Ofrendas, from the elaborate to the simple, will be created and on display throughout the downtown in honor of those gone before. Booths featuring traditional art, food and other activities will spread across Market Street and mariachi music will be heard throughout the afternoon
  The highlight of the day is the parade with those celebrating the lives of those gone before, monsoon puppets and costumes.

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