El Paso Scene Weekly for July 17-23, 2017

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EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS

National Parks and Recreation Month — The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate National Park and Recreation Month in July. Events are free. Information: 212-0092 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.
• Zumba-Thon and Dance Show is 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 20, at Happiness Senior Center, 563 N. Carolina.
• Grandpa/Grandma and Me Dance is 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 21, at Pavo Real Senior Center, 9300 Alameda.
• Bring It On Inner Tube and Basketball is 8 a.m. Saturday, July 22, at Pavo Real Aquatic Center, 9301 Alameda, for age 12 and older. Cost: $35 per team.

Alfresco! Fridays — The 15th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays at Convention Center Plaza. July 21: Soul Sacrifice (Santana Tribute). Presented by ElPasoLive.com and sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0633, alfrescofridays.com or on Facebook.

‘Calendar Girls’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, opens its season with the comedy by Tim Firth, July 21-Aug. 13. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $11 ($9 seniors; $8 students and military). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
  Based on the true story of eleven Women’s Institute members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukemia Research Fund.

‘The Yeoman and the Guard’ —
Gilbert and Sullivan Company of El Paso’s 48th annual production presents, for the first time in the company’s history, the classical operetta, ”Yeomen of the Guard, or The Merryman and His Maid” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21-23, at Black Box Theatre, 430 N Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65). Information, reservations: (575)523-1223.


CONCERTS & MORE

Wailing Souls — The Jamaican reggae group performs at 8 p.m. Monday, July 17, at Rockhouse Bar & Grill, 9828 Montana, with Radio La Chusma and Vibes Arise. Tickets: $15. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouseDiveBarKitchen.

B.o.B — The Grammy Award-nominated hip-hop recording artist and producer’s “The Elements Tour” is 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, at El Paso County Coliseum, in support of his latest album, “Ether.” Tickets: $5, $10 $20 and $30. VIP All access passes are $60, plus fees (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-9899, countycoliseum.com or on Facebook at EPColiseum.
The 28-year-old Bobby Ray Simmons Jr. (B.o.B.) gained recognition after releasing his first single, ”Haterz Everywhere,” in 2007, making his way onto the Billboard charts. He has since been nominated for six Grammy Awards. “Ether,” released in May, features the song “4 Lit,” a collaboration with T.I. and Ty Dolla $ign.

Journey The classic rock legends (“Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Any Way You Want It”) perform at 7:30 p.m.Wednesday, July 19, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with special guest Asia. Tickets: $171.45-$479; VIP packages available (Ticketmaster). Note: concert date originally was set for July 15.
 Since its formation in 1973 in San Francisco, Journey has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide and was inducted this year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

PIG — The project by Raymond Watts, the diva of industrial, is 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, at Lowbrow Palace, 111 E. Robinson. Tickets: $10-$12. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.

Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com, holdmyticket.com or ticketfly.com.
• Boys Home — Kansas punk band, 8 p.m. Thursday, July 20, with Four Arm Shiver, Sorrytown and Late Phases. Tickets: $5.
• Emily Bell — The Houston-based singer, songwriter performs at 8 p.m. Friday, July 21, with Emily Davis and Javier Martinez. Tickets: $7.
• Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness — The singer-songwriter brings his Zombies in America Tour to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 22, with special guests Arizona and The Greeting Committee. Tickets: $28.50-$31.50.

David Blaine — The magician, illusionist, and stunt artist performs at 8 p.m. Friday, July 21, at the Plaza Theatre, as part of his first-ever North American tour. Tickets: $49.50 to $89.50 (Ticketmaster); VIP meet and greet packages: $300.
  An experiment in and of itself, the tour will evolve as it moves across the country as Blaine pushes the limits and attempt new feats. No two shows will be exactly the same.
  Blaine redefined magic after producing and directing his original television special “Street Magic” when he was just 23. Over the last two decades, Blaine’s nine primetime specials have seen him being buried alive in New York City for a week, encased inside a six-ton block of ice for three days and many other death-defying feats.

Divided Heaven — The indie punk singer-songwriter performs 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday, July 21, at Neon Rose, 2430 Wyoming, with El Paso chamber pop band Pet People, and Diseñadores. Admission is free. Information on Facebook.

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness — The singer-songwriter brings his Zombies in America Tour to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso, with special guests Arizona and The Greeting Committee. All ages show. Tickets: $28.50-$31.50; online at trickyfalls.com or ticketfly.com. Information: 351-9909.
   McMahon was diagnosed with cancer at age 22, just as was about to release his debut album. He was nominated for an Emmy for his song “I Heard Your Voice in a Dream”" on NBC's Smash, and sold nearly 2 million albums in a little more than a decade.
  Hit hits include "Cecilia and the Satellite,” written for his daughter, “Fire Escape,” “High Dive” and his duo with Lindsey Stirling, “Something Wild,” from the Pete’s Dragon soundtrack.

FREE MUSIC

State Line Music Series — ? Valerie Ponzio (the El Paso singer who was featured on “The Voice”) performs 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 19 ,at State Line Restaurant, 1222 Sunland Park Drive. 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 countyline.com.

Cool Canyon Nights — The 7th annual series of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through July 27 at McKelligon Canyon, Amphitheatre, sponsored by WestStar Bank. July 20: Frontera Bugalu. Patio performance begins at 6 p.m. with headliner at 7 p.m. on the main stage. Craft beers and food truck, vendors, photo booths and more also offered. Admission is free. Information: 544-9550 or kisselpaso.com.
  VIP ”Star Lounge” tickets are $10 at neonticket.com with a special seating area, private bar, plus mini appetizers while supplies last.

Alfresco! Fridays — The 15th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays at Convention Center Plaza. July 21: Soul Sacrifice (Santana Tribute). Presented by ElPasoLive.com and sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0633, alfrescofridays.com or on Facebook.

Summer Concerts — Dream Merchants Band performs 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Eastwood Park, 3001 Parkwood, in the El Paso Parks and Recreation’s free outdoor music concerts series. Bring chairs and picnic. No alcohol or glass-bottled beverages permitted. Leashed, well-behaved dogs welcome. Information, updates: 240-3325 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.

Let Freedom Sing concert series — Grammy Award winning hip-hop group Naughty by Nature with opening guests Killah Priest (Wu-Tang Killah Bees) and DJ One Man Jazz perform at the free summer concert 7 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at Fort Bliss’s Freedom Crossing’s event lawn, 1611 Pleasanton Road. Information: 564-5311, freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com or on Facebook at FreedomCrossing.
  No coolers or outside food and beverages permitted. Chairs permitted on concrete areas only. The public is welcome; early arrival is encouraged. Valid government-issued ID required to enter Buffalo Soldier gate.

GECU presents Music Under the Stars — Los Arrieros (Noche Ranchera) perform 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, July 23, at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, in the final concert of the 34th summer series, sponsored by GECU and presented by the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department. Admission is free. Information: elpasolive.com or on Facebook at Music Under the Stars.


THEATRE & DANCE

‘Viva El Paso!’ —
El Paso Community Foundation, El Paso Live and EPCC present the summertime outdoor musical extravaganza with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through July 29, at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. July 21-22 shows in Spanish. Tickets: $20 ($12 ages 2-12, seniors 65 and older and military with valid ID) (Ticketmaster). Information: ElPasoLive.com.
  The show features a refreshed script by Tony-winning El Paso playwright Marty Martin and chronicles the 400-year history and cultural evolution of the El Paso region. This colorful musical spectacular celebrates the four major cultures that have influenced the City of the Sun. The Native American, the Spanish Conquistador, the Mexican and the Western American cultures and their histories come alive through drama, song and dance by a cast of over 50 performers, including live mariachis with Mariachi Paso Del Norte and EPCC’s Mariachi Real De El Paso.
  Keith Townsend, director of EPCC’s theatre and forensics program, is artistic director. The show features music by Jim Ward and Gabriel Gonzalez. New this year is a group of young performers, VIVA Kids, led by Margaret Barreras.

‘Sister Act’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre closes its season with the hit musical based on the movie by Joseph Howard July 7-23, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater and book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner. The theatre is in the UTEP Student Union West building.
  Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner matinees are Sunday 2:30 p.m. July 16 and 23; dinner matinee is 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 9. Tickets: $31.50 to $41.50 Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday discount dinner performances; $34.50 to $46.50 (Friday and Saturday dinner performances), and $17.50 to $27.50 no-dinner matinee performances. Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.
  Based on the hit Whoopi Goldberg film, “Sister Act” The Musical tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look — a convent.

‘Danny and the Deep Blue Sea’ — Players on the Wall, El Paso's newest theatre company, presents their first production by John Patrick Shanley July 21-22, at Glasbox, 201 Poplar. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 16. Directed by Austin Savage. Tickets: $7-$12 at the door; $12 reserved at eventbrite.com. Information: 204-5356 or bordertheatre.org.
  Shanley’s electrifying 1984 drama, Danny and Roberta are two lost souls who meet in a rundown bar in the Bronx to lick each other's wounds in an unexpected night of guilt, love, and redemption.
  The event also features food trucks, and pre-show concerts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 22. El Paso musicians scheduled include Mountain Vibes, Nicholas Duron, and more.

‘Into the Woods’ — Sun City Musical Theatre, 3733 Shell Suite C, closes its season with the musical, July 14-30, in collaboration with UTEP. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15 ($12 for students and military, $10 for children 12 and younger). Information: suncitymusicaltheatre.com or on Facebook.

Lerner & Loewe’s ‘My Fair Lady’ — The El Paso Independent School District’s Fine Arts Department presents its 32nd annual summer musical at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, July 19-22, at the Lee Ross Capshaw Auditorium at Coronado High School, 100 Champions. Tickets: $5 at the door. Information: 230-3500.
  The famed musical, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, and music by Frederick Loewe, was adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture “Pygmalion.”

‘Calendar Girls’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, opens its season with the comedy by Tim Firth, July 21-Aug. 13. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $11 ($9 seniors; $8 students and military). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
  Based on the true story of eleven Women’s Institute members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukemia Research Fund.


ALSO THIS WEEK

National Parks and Recreation Month — The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate National Park and Recreation Month in July. Events are free. Information: 212-0092 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.
• Zumba-Thon and Dance Show is 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 20, at Happiness Senior Center, 563 N. Carolina.
• Grandpa/Grandma and Me Dance is 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 21, at Pavo Real Senior Center, 9300 Alameda.
• Bring It On Inner Tube and Basketball is 8 a.m. Saturday, July 22, at Pavo Real Aquatic Center, 9301 Alameda, for age 12 and older. Cost: $35 per team.

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing
— 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M.  Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, farmersmarketadc@outlook.com or ardovinos.com.
  July 22: EPCC Chef Patrick Rossert will give a cooking demonstration at 9 a.m. with food products available at the Farmer's Market

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.

La Viña Sunday Market — La Viña Winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., hosts a farmer’s market noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Live music, wine tasting. Bring picnic; no outside alcohol. Admission is free. Information: (575) 582-7632 or lavinawinery.com.

Cultivate Forum — The forum on local food systems and sustainability is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at El Paso Community Foundation’s Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon Street. Admission is free; light refreshments served. Information: Gary Williams, 533-4020 or gwilliams@epcf.org.
  The July Forum features three speakers and a short documentary film “Kokota: The Islet of Hope” directed by Craig Norris. The presentations include:
• “Burrowing Owls of the Rio Bosque Wetlands Park” with Lois Balin, Urban Biologist, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.
• “Rio Bosque Wetlands Park: Managing Water Sustainability to Meet Agricultural, Urban and Environmental Needs” with John Sproul, Program Coordinator/Manager, UTEP’s Center for Environmental Resource Management.
• “Solar Cooking” with Cindy Williams, retired school librarian.

Totally Wicked Retro Dance Party— The party celebrating benefitting the Opportunity Center for the Homeless is 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, July 21, at Painted Dunes Course 12000 McCombs, with DJ Ivan playing the best tunes from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, along with a costume contest, raffles, and prizes for the best dressed and couples. Food trucks and open bar. Age 21 and older. Admission: $20 ($35 VIP; includes dinner at 6:30 p.m. and two drinks).
Information: 577-0069, ext. 239 or homelessopportunitycenter.org.
  Opportunity Center for the Homeless “La Casa de las Abuelitas” Program, is a shelter for elderly and frail women.

National Day of the Cowboy — Six Guns & Shady Ladies, Old West Reenactment group hosts its 3rd annual celebration of cowboy culture 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday, July 22, at Anthony Municipal Park, 100 Richard White Park, in Anthony, Texas, with live music, petting zoo, water slide, food, Old West displays and reenactments, jumping balloons, hay rides, arts and crafts vendors and more. Admission is free. Information: 581-7920 or BRomero@townofanthony.org.
  The park is at 100 Richard White Road; from I-10, take Exit 0 and go west on Antonio Street. Franklin Street goes off the right, then immediately turn right on Richard White.


SPORTS

El Paso Chihuahuas
— The city’s AAA baseball team hosts home games at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Game time is 7:05 p.m. except as listed. Tickets: $5-$24. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
  July 21-24: Omaha Storm Chasers. July 23 is 6:05 p.m. Family Night Sleepover Friday; Red Carpet Night Saturday; PBS Night Sunday with Batting Gloves for age 12 and younger; Youth Football Night Monday with Core-Four Bobblehead (Austin Hedges).

Rebuilding Together’s Run for a Margarita 5K/2K — 7 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, Suite 205. Complimentary margarita after the race (age 21 and older), dinner and music from Dusty Low, 6 to 9 p.m. Registration through July 20: $25; $30.00 July 21 and after. No race day registration. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663 or rebuildingtogetherelpaso.org. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pick up is noon to 6 p.m. Friday, July 21, and 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. on race day at Up and Running.
  Rebuilding Together El Paso is a non-profit organization that helps low income senior and disabled homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes.

Sun City Splash & Dash — Race El Paso’s new youth swim-run event for ages 7-15 is 7 to 10 a.m., Saturday, July 22, at Ascarate Pool and Park, 6900 Delta, as part of the 2017 USA Triathlon Youth Aquathlon Series. Family pool picnic follows event. Space is limited. Entry fee: $25. Ascarate Park entry fee is $2 per vehicle. Information: 229-5656. Online registration at raceelpaso.com. 
  Ages 7-10 is a 100M swim and 1K run; and ages 11-15 is a 20M swim and 2.25K run.

Sun City Roller Girls — The Roller Girls’ next bout is a doubleheader at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 23, El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. Paisano, featuring Las Catrinas vs. Las Viudas Negras, and Las Diablas vs. SeXecutioner. Tickets: $7 in advance; $10 at the door ($7 with valid military ID; free for ages 12 and younger); available in advance at the Pershing Inn, All That Music, Blue Panda Tattoo, Uptown Cheapskate or any Roller Girl. Information: suncityrollergirls.com.


Southern New Mexico

Ruidoso Art Festival — The 46th annual event is Friday through Sunday, July 21-23, at the Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca (NM Highway 48), with more than 100 artists from across the nation. New this year, the festival will feature some New Mexico wineries; with free wine tasting at many locations.
Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
   Admission: $6 per day; $4 for military; $1 ages 10 and younger. Two-day passes are $10; three-day passes are $15. Military discount of $4. Tickets with wine tasting are addition $10. Sponsored by the Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce. Information: (575) 257-7395, 1-877-RUIDOSO (784-3676) or RuidosoNow.com.
  Rated as one of the country’s top 100 juried art shows, the festival features acrylics, oils and other media paintings; fiber arts, glass, jewelry, metalwork, mixed media, paintings of all media, photography, pottery, sculpture and woodwork.

‘The Yeoman and the Guard’ —
Gilbert and Sullivan Company of El Paso’s 48th annual production presents, for the first time in the company’s history, the classical operetta, ”Yeomen of the Guard, or The Merryman and His Maid” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21-23, at Black Box Theatre, 430 N Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65). Information, reservations: (575)523-1223.

Tailgate 2017 — Frank Zona & Urban Edge perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at the annual outdoor concert series in Alamogordo, N.M 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. Gates open 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Information: (575) 437-2202. Online reservations at flickingercenter.com.  Single event tickets, if available, are $45 per vehicle. Walk up tickets are $10 ($15 couples). Proceeds benefit the Flickinger Center.

Silver City Clay Festival — The 6th down to earth” art fest is July 22-30, throughout historic Downtown Silver City, N.M. with workshops, demos, panel discussions, arts market, juried exhibitions, live music, lectures, film festival, youth activities and more. Many activities are free; cost varies for workshops. Information, schedule: (575) 538-5560 or clayfestival.com.


 




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