El Paso Scene Weekly for June 4-10, 2018

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Disney’s ‘The Lion King’
— Broadway in El Paso presents the borderland premiere of the World Number One Musical through June 10 at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $35-$80. (Ticketmaster). VIP packages: $127. Information: 231-1111, ElPasoLive.com/Broadway or on Facebook at Broadway in El Paso.
  Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
  More than 90 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon, which has won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Tony-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. Music by Tony-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice.
  A Pop-Up restaurant hosted by Crave will be open at 5 p.m. every night with a set menu celebrating the show. Seating is limited, reservations preferred. Walk-ins seated on a first come, first serve basis. Reservations: 201-9880 or on OpenTable.com.

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. 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 FarmersMarketatADC.
  June 9: Chef Patrick Rosser of El Paso Community College culinary program presents “Cooking Fresh” 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park.  Simulcast viewing of the Belmont Stakes is 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 9, after winning the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness this year, Justify is in position to become only the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown.  Admission is free; $10 Turf Club seating.


Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• D.O.A. — Austin hardcore punkers, 9 p.m. Monday, June 4. Tickets; $20-$22.
• Whitney Peyton — The rapper performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, June 7, with Tommy Traina. Tickets; $10-$12.
• Chad Valley — The electronic musician performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, June 9. Tickets: $13-$15.

Locals Week — El Paso International Music Foundation, a new organization established to empower musicians from El Paso, Juárez and Las Cruces, will celebrate local musicians with performances Tuesday through Sunday, June 5-10 at various venues. The event consists of performances by more than 30 established and upcoming musical acts. Information, schedule: 346-4649 or epimf.org or on Facebook at EPIMF.
  Opening reception is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at Star City Studios, 120 Castellano. Admission is free.
  Performance locations (details to be announced):
• Tuesday, June 5 at Gray Dog, 500 N. Oregon.
• Wednesday, June 6, at INTL, 114A Mills.
• Thursday, June 7, at Craft and Social, 305 E. Franklin, Neon Rose, 2430 Wyoming, and Love Buzz, 3011 Pershing.
• Friday, June 8, at Prickly Elder, 916 N. Mesa, Monarch, 204 E. Rio Grande, and Lowbrow Palace, 111 E. Robinson
• 8 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso.
• Sunday, June 10, at the Pizza Joint, 500 N. Stanton.

Algiers — The four-piece band performs Tuesday, June 5, at Love Buzz, 3011 Pershing. The band draw inspiration from trap music, rap, grime, hard rock, soul and other sounds, and its sophomore album “The Underside of Power” comes out in June. Call for time: 257-3118 or on Facebook at LoveBuzz915.

Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com, with some available at eventbrite.com, holdmyticket.com or ticketfly.com.
• Kurt Travis — The former lead singer of Five Minute Ride, O! The Joy, and Dance Gavin Dance performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at The Perch, with Makari and Terra Collective. Tickets: $12.
• portrayal of guilt — The Austin post-hardcore band performs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at The Perch, with Modern Color, Know//Suffer and Rotten Disgust. Tickets: $10.
• El Paso International Music Foundation’s “Locals Week” show is 8 p.m. Saturday, June 9. Admission: $5.
• Battle of the Salons runway battle for the best salon to represent El Paso in the U.S. Finals in Las Vegas is 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, June. 10. Trendy attire dress code; age 18 and over admitted. Tickets: $40; $60 VIP ($600 table for 6).

State Line Music Series —8 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, at the State Line, 1222 Sunland Park. 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, WTxFoodBank.org or on Facebook at The State Line Bar-B-Q. June 6: Drugstore Gypsies.

Cool Canyon Nights — The 8th 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 7: Billy Townes. Craft beers and food truck, vendors, photo booths and more also offered. Admission is free but space is limited. Information: 544-9550 or kisselpaso.com.
  VIP ”Star Lounge” tickets are $10 at neonticket.com.

Alfresco! Fridays — The 16th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays at Convention Center Plaza. June 8: Wildflower (pop, dance, cumbia). Presented by ElPasoLive.com and sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0600, alfrescofridays.com or on Facebook.

Club Here I Love You —115 S. Durango. Most events are at 9 p.m. and are 18 and older. Information: 307-7736 or on Facebook.
• Giorgia Angiuli — Friday, June 8. Tickets: $20.
• Skullduggery — Saturday, June 9, with Greg Downey and Alex Di Stefano. Admission: $4.

Huevos Revueltos’ Tour — Two of the most iconic Latin pop-rock groups from the 80’s and 90’s, Enanitos Verdes and Hombres G are co-headliners for their 2018 tour at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center.  Tickets: $32.75 to $122.75 (Ticketmaster). VIP packages offered. VIP packages offered.
  Originally from Mendoza, Argentina, Enanitos Verdes is a legendary pop-rock group for generations of fans throughout Latin America. Hits include “Guitarras Blancas”, “La Muralla Verde”, “Amores Lejanos”, “Luz de Día”, “Mi Primer Día Sin Ti”, “Eterna Soledad”, “Lamento Boliviano” and “Borracho y Loco.”
  Hombres G is a Spanish band formed in 1983 and is undoubtedly one of the most prominent groups of the 80’s and 90’s in Ibero-America. Hits include “Marta Tiene un Marcapasos”, “Voy a Pasarmelo Bien”, “Visite Nuestro Bar”, “El ataque de las chicas Cocodrilo”, “Chico tienes que Cuidarte” and “Devuelveme a mi Chica.”

Music Under the Stars
— The 35th summer concert series sponsored by GECU and presented by the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department features Sangre Gitana (flamenco, rumba) 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, June 10 at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: elpasolive.com or on Facebook at Music Under the Stars.


Sacred Heart and Immaculate Conception celebrations — The churches of Sacred Heart, 602 Oregon, and Immaculate Conception, 118 N. Campbell, are celebrating their 125th anniversaries with special events June 8-9. Information: 603-0779, 240-6635, sacredheart.org, elpasofssp.com or on Facebook at 125PillarsofFaith.
  Friday, June 8:
• Sacred Heart Golf Tournament is 8 a.m. at Butterfield Trail Golf Club, 1858 Cottonwoods.
• The 125th Celebration and Reception is 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart, preceded by mass at 6 p.m.
  Saturday, June 9:
• A procession and benediction from Sacred Heart to Immaculate Conception is 9 a.m. preceded by Mass at 8 a.m.
• Spiritual Talks are 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception, and 4 p.m. at Sacred Heart.

Kick Starter Show — Framing Concepts and Gallery, 4717 Hondo Pass, Suite C, will host a show for Open Heart & Art 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 8, with various artists and musicians from the El Paso and Juarez region. Food, drinks, and ice cream available for sale. Admission is free, but donations encouraged. Information: 820-0175, or on Facebook or Instagram @openheartandart.Information Phone Number: 9158200175
  Open Heart & Art is a nonprofit organization that focuses on improving the lives of the youth through arts and the local community.

Margarita Shake-Off — Aceitunas, 5200 Doniphan, hosts its 7th annual event with public voting 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 9, benefiting Hospice El Paso. Doors open at 1 p.m., winner announced at 6:30 p.m. Silent auction also held. Cost: $5 at the door; prizes and drink discounts all day. Information: 845-2277 or on Facebook at AceitunasBar.

Santa Lucia Kermes — Santa Lucia Catholic Church will host its annual fundraising Gran Kermes 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday, and 5 to 11 p.m. Sunday, June 9-10, at the church grounds at 518 Gallagher, with food, drinks, games and more. Live music by ASI, 2nd Wind, Exito, Broken Dimes, Tejas and Starliners. Admission and parking is free. Information: 592-5245.

Soldier Con — The inaugural military appreciation Comic Con is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 9-10, at Freedom Crossing on Fort Bliss, with guest Noel G of “Fast and Furious” and “Lowridering,” cosplay contests, gaming, artists alley and more. The public is invited. Tickets: $10 per day; $15 weekend. VIP weekend package: $100. Information: soldiercon.com.
  The Eat, Sleep, Drift car show is 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 9. All makes of vehicles welcome. Registration for entrants: $25 in advance; $35 day of show. Spectator admission to car show is free. Information: carlos@projekt-cars.com or on Facebook at EatSleepDriftOfficial.

Valley Community Food Pantry Rummage Sale — Valley Community Food Pantry & Community Garden hosts its first anniversary celebration 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 9, at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 11050 Montwood, with household items, Home Décor, Kid's stuff, some clothing. Proceeds from sales go to help the food pantry and the people it serves. Information: 234-2486 or on Facebook at ValleyCommunityFoodPantry.

El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10, at Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway, at Boeing. Admission: $5 for both days (private readings not included with admission). Free admission with active duty military I.D. Information: 345-6245 or elpasopsychicfair.com.

Upper Valley Artists and Farmers Market — The artist and farmers market is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, at the Substation on Doniphan at Sunset. Admission is free. Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market.


‘Nuestras Tradiciones’ — Ballet Folklorico of El Paso presents its 29th annual performance of the traditional dances of the different regions of Mexico at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission: $10. Information: 526-4293.

‘Under The Sea’ — For the Love of Dance dance studio presents its student performance inspired by the tale of “The Little Mermaid” at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium, featuring students of all ages. Admission is free; event usually fills fast. Information: 276-6522 or 4lovedance.com.


Academy Sports & Outdoors Sun Bowl International Soccer Tournament — The annual youth soccer tournament for boys and girls is June 8-10, at Westside Sports Complex, 201 Isela Rubalcava, featuring teams from under-8 to under-19 years of age, at various local sports fields. The tournament features both competitive and noncompetitive teams from Mexico and the United States. Information: 1-800-915-2695 or sunbowl.org.

El Paso’s Northwestern 10K & 5K — The 10K and 5K run and 1 mile run/walk is 7 a.m. Saturday, June 9, at ADP, 7651 San Felipe. Proceeds benefit the Borderland Rainbow Center in El Paso and the Center in New York City. Registration: $25, at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pickup is noon to 6 p.m. Friday, June 8, at Up and Running 3233 N. Mesa., and 6 to 6:45 a.m. on race day at the start line.


‘The Rivals’ — No Strings Theatre Company closes its season with the play by Richard Brinsley Sheriden through June 10 at Black Box Theatre in Las Cruces. Directed by Monte H. Wright. This comedy of manners satirizes sentimentalism and sophisticated pretensions, without the typical 18th-century moralizing.
  Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sunday June 4 and 11; and at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 8. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.

‘Legally Blonde: The Musical’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall presents the musical by Heather Hach with music by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin June 1-17. Directed by Wil Kilroy. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15 ($12 student, senior, military; $20 age 12 and younger). Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.

Taste of Las Cruces — the Rotary Clubs of Las Cruces hosts an evening of sampling food from several area restauranteurs 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University, with music by The Two of Us. Proceeds from this year’s event benefit Casa de Peregrinos. Tickets: $40; available at lascrucesrotary.org/taste.
  This year’s participants include Andele Restaurante, Le Rendez-vous Café & French Pastry, Aqua Reef Euro-Asian Cuisine, Let Them Eat Cake
Boar’s Head Brand Deli Meats and Cheeses, Lorenzo's Italian Restaurant,
Caliche's Frozen Custard, Luchador Food Truck, Chili’s Grill and Bar, Mesilla Provisions Double Eagle Restaurant & Peppers Café, NMSU Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management, The Grille at Hacienda de Mesilla, Ol’ Gringo's Chile
La Posta de Mesilla, Salud de Mesilla Restaurant, Las Cruces Convention Center and St. Clair Winery and Bistro.

Elephant Butte Chili Challenge — The 27th annual cook-off is 5 p.m. until the chili is gone Saturday, June 9, at the Elephant Butte Community Center. Area cooks compete to have the best and hottest red and green chili in the southwest. Awards at 7:30 p.m., DJ music until 9 p.m. Proceeds will benefit local charities. Park admission fee applies; plus $2 per chili sample. Entry fee for participants is $20 to $30. Information: (505) 604-5046 or on Facebook.

Summer Kick Off Event — The Las Cruces Museum System will host a “Summer Kick Off” 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9, in the museum courtyard outside of Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main. Kids of all ages, families, and friends are invited in hands-on sports science activities presented by the Museum of Nature and Science and Play It Again Sports. Admission to the event and all museums is free. Information: (575) 522-3120 or las-cruces.org/museums.
  Art activities and demonstrations will be presented by the Museum of Art Studio Programs. Visitors are also invited to take a sneak peek at summer camp, weekday evening, and studio art programs offered by the Museum of Art, Branigan Cultural Center, the Railroad Museum, and the Museum of Nature and Science. Registration for summer activities will be open during the event.

Bumps, Babies & Beyond Baby Expo —Parents, parents-to-be, and their children will have a day of fun at the expo 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at Las Cruces Convention Center, with a wide range of resources, from baby photographers and party planners to healthcare providers and daycare representatives. Expo admission is free. Information: bumpsbabiesbeyondexpo.com or (575) 522-1232.

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