El Paso Scene Weekly for June 17-23, 2019

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Fiesta Latina — A weekend of Latin cultures, rhythms, flavors and artisans from around the world Friday though Sunday, June 21-23, at Old James Stadium at Western New Mexico University in Silver City, N.M. Fiesta VIP pass is $66 for all ticketed events; available at fiestalatina.org. Information: (575) 538-6469.
  The Artisan Mercado is 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
  Other free offerings include lectures, workshops, and ongoing live entertainment all three days.
  Street dance featuring Calle 66 is 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 21. Tickets: $16.
  Little Joe y La Familia concert is 9 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Tickets: $31 in advance; $35 at the door.
  Tequila tasting is 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $26 for 10 tastings; commemorative tequilero for $5 with purchase of ticket. Ages 21 and over only.


Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• The Jasons — The horror punk band is 8 p.m. Monday, June 17 with locals. Age 18 and over only. Admission: $8.
• The Riddims — The reggae band performs 8 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Cover: $5.

Lowbrow Palace —1101 Texas. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com or eventbrite.com.
• As Cities Burn — The post-hardcore band performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, with All Get Out and Many Rooms. Tickets: $15.
• Chromeo — The electro-funk duo’s “Head Over Heels World Tour” is 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20. Tickets: $25-$35 general admission; $119 VIP.
• Punk legends DRI performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 23. Tickets: $13.

State Line Music Series — El Pasoans Fighting Hunger and State Line Restaurant, 1222 Sunland Park Drive presents the Rudolph Chevrolet-Honda-Mazda-VW outdoor concert series 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays. June 19: Micky & The Motorcars. Admission is free; age 21 and older welcome. All customers asked to bring non-perishable food donation or monetary donation for El Pasoans Fighting Hunger. Information: 581-3371.

Cool Canyon Nights — The 9th annual series of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at McKelligon Canyon, Amphitheatre, sponsored by WestStar Bank. Patio performance begins at 6 p.m. with headliner at 7 p.m. on the main stage. June 20: Bosse Music. Admission is free but space is limited. VIP tickets are $10. Information: elpasolive.com.

Alfresco! Fridays — The 17th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays at Convention Center Plaza. Presented by ElPasoLive. June 21: Rust (rock). No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0600, alfrescofridays.com or on Facebook.

‘A Night In the ’40s’ — Paso Del Norte Big Band, a 17-piece group, hosts 1940s style dancing and music 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Shundo Ballroom Dance Studio, 120 N. Paragon, Suite 201. All ages welcome; BYOB, food and snacks. Door prizes and raffle offered; participants are encouraged to wear 1940s theme attire. Admission: $15. Information: 532-2043, 203-7292, music@pdnbigband.com or on Facebook at PDNbigband.

Club Here I Love You — 115 S. Durango. Information: 307-7736 or on Facebook.
DJ Justin Martin performs at 9 p.m. Friday, June 21. Tickets: $20-$25.

Love Buzz — 3011 Pershing. No cover Information: 257-3118 or on Facebook at LoveBuzz915. Los Angeles noise-rock trio Froth  performs at 10 p.m. Friday, June 21, with Versing. Tickets: $10 (Eventbrite).

PArks & Recreation Concerts
— El Paso Parks and Recreation presents a free outdoor concert by Hypnosis Band at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Salvador Rivas Park, 12515 Tierra Norte; and Dream Merchants Band at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at Sue Young Park, 9730 Diana. Bring lawn chairs and blankets, food and beverages (no alcohol). All locations are dog friendly, but dogs must be on leash. Information: 212-0092 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.

Music Under the Stars — The 36th summer concert series sponsored presented by the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department presents Our Friend the Mountain (folk rock) 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23,  at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: elpasolive.com or on Facebook at Music Under the Stars.


Walking Tour of Juarez — Free walking tour of historic Juárez with Adair Margo, founder of Tom Lea Institute and wife of El Paso Mayor Dee Margo, is Thursday, June 20, meeting at 9:45 a.m. the entrance of the Santa Fe Street parking lot to depart at 10 a.m. Bring passport or driver’s license, $1 in change for bridge crossing, and optional money for lunch. Register by emailing name to ohyesjuarez1@gmail.com. Information: Karla, 345-4744.
  Tour includes a welcome at Tin Tan Museum at 10:15 a.m. and walking tour of the Cathedral, Mission of Guadalupe, Municipal Palace, and Revolution Museum beginning at 10:30 a.m. Lunch at Cuauhtémoc Market or Nueba Central at noon before returning.

Sun City PrideFest 2019
— El Paso Sun City Pride’s 12th anniversary festival is 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 22, parking lot near EPIC, 510 N. Stanton, in honor of LGBTQI Month, with performances to be announced. Tickets: $20 general admission; VIP cost to be announced. All ages event. Information, reservations: (615) 603-2122 or epscp.org.

Dance for Dreams — Dance for Dreams hosts a dancing fundraising event beginning at 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at Shundo Ballroom Dance Studio, 120 Paragon Lane, Suite 201, with live music dancing to salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, cha-cha, kizomba and more. Live music by Azucar, with DJ music from Fernie Aveytia. Dance performances and raffles also offered. Admission: $15 ($7 ages 10-17); tickets available in May. Information: Deliris Montanez, (704) 293-4307, dancefordreamsfoundation.org or on Facebook at dancefordreamsfoundation.
  “Dance for Dreams” is a nonprofit organization that supports amateur athletics.


Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 18th annual market summer hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Sept. 28 at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. with 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, farmersmarketadc@outlook.com, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at FarmersMarket.

Gran Kermes de la Parroquia de San Juan Bautista — San Juan Bautista Church, 5649 Dailey, celebrates its 96th Anniversary Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23, with food, loteria, games, entertainment, and raffle. Information: 779-1583.

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 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, at the Substation on Doniphan at Sunset. Admission is free. Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market.


‘The Graduate’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents Terry Johnson’s adaptation based on the comic movie through June 14-30. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 ($12 seniors 62+, students, military). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
  Benjamin Braddock is a recent college graduate who finds himself confused and adrift about his future amidst his upper-class, suburban, “plastic” life. When Mrs. Robinson, the charismatic and alcoholic wife of his father’s business partner, temps him into an affair, he ultimately relents.

‘Viva El Paso!’ — El Paso Community Foundation and El Paso Live present the 42nd season of the summertime outdoor musical extravaganza with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through July 27, at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre, directed by Keith W. Townsend. June 29, and July 19-20 performances in Spanish. Tickets: $24 ($16 ages 2-12, seniors 65 and older and military with valid ID). Tickets opening weekend (June 15-16) are $10. All tickets available at Ticketmaster. Information: ElPasoLive.com.
  Created by Hector Serrano in 1978, “Viva! El Paso” depicts 400 years of the El Paso area’s rich history. The show will combine many of the popular songs, dances and characters from the past, such as the iconic deer dance, with a new one. The updated script is by Tony Award-winner Marty Martin, with music by Jim Ward, Gabriel Gonzalez and Cody Ritchey.


El Paso Chihuahuas
— The city’s AAA baseball team plays home games at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Game times other than Sunday are 7:05 p.m. Sunday games are 6:05 p.m. Tickets: $11-$30. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.  June 15-18: Oklahoma City Dodgers

El Paso Locomotive FC — El Paso’s professional soccer team hosts Las Vegas Lights FC at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Southwest University Park. Tickets: $5 to $49. Information: 235-GOAL, eplocomotivefc.com, or tickets@eplocomotivefc.com.

El Paso Roller Derby —
The doubleheader bout Saturday, June 22, at Nations Tobin Recreation Center, 8831 Railroad, featuring Pistol Whip-hers vs. Albuquerque Roller Derby, and Beast Mode vs. Crash Test Dollies. First bout begins at 6 p.m., second at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 in advance; $12 at the door; $5 for military (active and vet only); free for age 10 and younger with paying adult. Information: (623) 285-4670, eprollerderby.com, or on Facebook at eprollerderby.

Mission Valley Duathlon — Race El Paso’s USAT-sanctioned 5K run/20K bike/5K run at 7 a.m. Sunday, June 23, at Tigua Recreation & Wellness Center, 11200 Santos Sanchez. Registration: $65-$100. Registration at raceelpaso.com/mission-valley.
  The first run is followed by a 20K bike on the historical Mission Trail/Socorro Road and the second run takes participants back through the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo neighborhood.

Southern New Mexico

Full Moon Nights — White Sands National Monument, 15 miles southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70, presents a performance by 1st Armored Division Old Ironsides Band at 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 17, as part of its monthly full moon programs that run May through October. Programs are free with regular park admission fees. White Sands entrance fees $10 per person; $20 per vehicle; and $15 per motorcycle. Information: (575) 479-6124, ext. 236 or (575) 679-2599, ext. 232; or go to nps.gov/whsa.

Spaceport America Cup — Experimental Sounding Rocket Association and the Spaceport America Crew hosts the world’s largest International Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition Thursday through Saturday, June 20-22, at Spaceport America, outside Truth or Consequences Rocket teams come from all over the country and around the world. Gates open to the public 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spectator passes are good for four days: $45 ($50 with award ceremony) for age 17 and older. Adult one-day pass is $12 per day. Children’s passes are $5 per day. Information: spaceportamericacup.com.
  From El Paso, take 1-10 to Las Cruces, then 1-25 to Exit 32 and continue on the County Road about 25 miles to the Spaceport.
  Kick-off conference is Tuesday, June 18, at Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University. Spectators are invited to see the rockets displayed and interact with the rocket teams. Admission is free.
  Flight preparation day for teams is Wednesday, June 19. Gates open to the public at 11 a.m. with spectator pass.

Festival of Quilts — The Southern New Mexico Festival of Quilts is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 21-22, at the Otero County Fairgrounds in Alamogordo, N.M. This year’s 10th celebrates the event’s 10th anniversary. Various quilt classes offered June 19-22. Admission: $7 one-day; $10 two-day. Information: (575) 437-4880 or snmfq.com.

Juneteenth — Doña Ana County NAACP presents a multi-cultural celebration of Juneteenth at 6 p.m. Friday, June 21, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main, Las Cruces, featuring music by local musicians and choirs. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2290 or riograndetheatre.org.

San Juan Fiesta — The annual fiesta and turtle derby is Friday through Sunday June 21-23 at the Shrine and Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Tortugas, N.M., near Las Cruces. The celebration dates back to when the present day Tortugas consisted of two separate villages, Guadalupe and San Juan. Information: Parish office, (575) 526-8171 or on Facebook at SanJuanFiestaTortugasNM.
  The 14th annual Tortugas Open Golf Tournament is 8 a.m. Friday, June 21, at Tortugas Country Club, Sonoma Ranch Golf Course.
  A Rummage sale is 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
  A Tardeada with live music by UnLyshed is 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 22, preceded by a vigil mass (in English) at 5:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Cost: $6; cash bar available. Information: (575) 526-4003.
  Sunday masses are 7:30, 9 (in Spanish), and 10:30 a.m.
  The Fiesta is 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 23, with the 31st annual San Juan Turtle Derby at 2 p.m. (registration is 11 a.m.), well as food booths, live music, raffles an more. Final dance/tardeada is 3 to 7 p.m. with music by Animmo.
  To get there: Take Interstate 10 to Las Cruces, exit on University Avenue and go under the freeway; turn left at the stop sign and continue on Main, going through two signals. Turn left on Tortugas Drive and then turn right on Parroquia.

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Most shows begin at 8 p.m. and are limited to age 21 and older, unless listed otherwise. Tickets through Yapsody.com or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• Jeff Foxworthy — The blue collar comedy legend performs Friday, June 21. Tickets: $75-$125.
• Snoop Dogg — The rap superstar performs an outdoor show Saturday, June 22. Tickets: $75 general admission.
• Lee Brice and Chase Bryant Outdoor Show is 6 p.m. Sunday, June 23 (outdoor show). Tickets: $75-$125.

The Drifters — The classic American doo-wop and R&B group performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, with guests Las Cruces’ own Remember Then. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission: $35. Information: (575) 523-6403 or riograndetheatre.com.

Brewdoso — Ruidoso’s 2nd annual festival featuring New Mexico craft beer and wine is noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 22-23, at Wingfield Park, 801 Resort Drive, featuring brews, wines and spirits from around New Mexico. Proceeds benefit the community of Ruidoso. Tickets: $20 one day; $30 weekend in advance at eventbrite.com. Information: ruidosomainstreet.com.

Fiber Fiesta — Creations produced by local fiber artists are featured at the inaugural event 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. Demonstrations include spinning, knitting, quilting, Colcha embroidery, tatting, bobbin lacing, several types of weaving, and more. Museum admission is free during the event. Information: (575) 522-4100 or nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.
  Local fiber groups will have informational booths and demonstrations, and the documentary video “Colcha Circle: A Stitch in Northern New Mexico Culture” will be shown.
  Food trucks, and a craft activity for the children are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Health & Fitness Expo is at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tailgate 2019 — The annual outdoor concert series in Alamogordo, N.M., raises funds for the Flickinger Center. Electric Voodoo (funk and blues) performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 22, in the upper parking lot at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, 3198 State Road 200l. Patrons should bring their own food, lawn chair and beverages. Single event tickets available for $25-$45 per vehicle (if spaces available). Walk up tickets are $10 ($15 couples). Gates open 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Online reservations at flickingercenter.com.

Ruidoso Downs Summer Concerts — Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and Casino in Ruidoso Downs, N.M. hosts Los Lonely Boys at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 22,  Information: (575) 378-4431 or raceruidoso.com. Tickets: $20.

Ruidoso Marathon & Half Marathon — The marathon and half marathon, Schlotzky’s Bun Run 5K and Kids Run events are Sunday, June 23, at White Mountain Recreation Complex, 685 Hull in Ruidoso. Marathon begins at 6 a.m. and half-marathon at 7:30 a.m. Information: parksrec@ruidoso-nm.gov. Registration at ruidosomarathon.com.
  Cost: $65 full marathon, $55 half marathon through May 31; $75-$85 full marathon in June, $65-$75 half marathon in June. No race day registration.
  The 5K is 5:10 p.m. and Kids Run is 5:30 p.m. at White Mountain Recreational Complex in Ruidoso, 685 Hull Road. Registration: $20 through May 31 (cost goes up in June). No race day registration. Kids dash is $10.

Music in the Park Series — The city of Las Cruces’ series features performances by local, regional, and national acts at 7 p.m. Sundays at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada. June 23: Rockabilly Strangers and Gary Reynolds (Americana, folk). Admission is free; all ages welcome. No pets. Information: (575) 541-2550 or las-cruces.org.

‘Glorious’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall closes its season with the true comedy of Florence Foster Jenkins, the “Worst Singer in the World,” by Peter Quilter through June 23. Directed by Vanessa Dabovich. Tickets: $15 ($12 students, seniors and military; $11 groups of 10 or more, $10 children under 12). information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
  The performer who everyone in 1940’s New York wanted to see live was Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was far from perfect. Known as “the first lady of the sliding scale,” she warbled and screeched her way through the evening to an audience who mostly fell over with laughter. But this delusional and joyously happy woman paid little attention to her critics, instead she was surrounded by a circle of devoted friends who were almost as eccentric as she was.

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