El Paso Scene Weekly for June 11-17, 2018
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El PaSO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
‘Viva El Paso!’ — El Paso Community Foundation and El Paso Live present the 41st season of the summertime outdoor musical extravaganza with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays June 15-July 28, at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. July 20-21 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.
Burges High School’s Keith W. Townsend returns for the third year to direct the 72-member cast. 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.
“This year’s show follows the script’s historical-cultural story line, however, some scenes have been trimmed, and a couple were replaced with dance theater segments,” Townsend said. The mariachi and saloon bands will be a more integral part of the production. The updated script is by Tony Award-winner Marty Martin, with music by Jim Ward, Gabriel Gonzalez and Cody Ritchey.
Corazon de Maná — The Maná tribute concert is 9-11 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. Admission is free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or Sunland-Park.com/entertainment.
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 13: Ooh La La.
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 14: Fungi Mungle. 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.
Kountry Wayne — Rising star comic Wayne Colley (aka Kountry Wayne) presents his “Help is the Way” tour is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 14-16, at the Comic Strip, 1201 Airway. Tickets: $30 ($50 VIP). Information: 799-LAFF (5233) or laff2nite.com.
Kountry Wayne, currently has a following on social media of more than 4 million raving fans.
Russ — The hip-hop rapper singer-songwriter, producer and audio stream superstar performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano, for his “I See You Tour Part 1.” Tickets: $36.95 to $46.95 (Ticketmaster).
Born Russell Vitale, Russ recorded his first song at 18, followed by several mixtapes and digital downloads. In 2016, he claimed his first hit, “What They Want,” which was recently certified double platinum. In 2017, he released his debut album, “There’s Really a Wolf,” reaching the Top 5 of Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop chart with the gold-certified “Do It Myself,” “Me You” and “Pull the Trigger,” as well as the double-platinum “Losin Control.” The 25-year-old rising star surpassed 1.1 billion audio streams in the United States, making him one of Nielsen Music’s 30 most streamed artists of 2017.
Rockpack Legends of Rock — The rock tour is 8 p.m. Friday, June 15, at El Paso County Coliseum, Bobby Kimball (formerly of Toto), Kevin Chalfant (formerly of Journey), Bill Champlin (formerly of Chicago), and John Elefante (formerly of Kansas). Tickets: 40, $50, $65, $80, $90, $120 and $165 (Ticketmaster).
Rescheduled from May 19; tickets purchased for that date will be honored.
Club Here I Love You —115 S. Durango. Captain Hook make his Texas debut Friday, June 15. Call for ticket information. Information: 307-7736 or on Facebook.
Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Mitski — The indie rocker performs at 10 p.m. Friday, June 15, with Katie von Schleicher. Tickets: $13-$15.
• Messer — The German post-punk band performs at 9 p.m. Sunday, June 17. Tickets; $12-$15.
Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Borgore , the dubstep producer and DJ from Tel Aviv, Israel, performs at 7 p.m. Friday, June 15, with Phat-Tony, FRNLYFIRE, and Uvalid. Tickets: $21. Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com, with some available at eventbrite.com, holdmyticket.com or ticketfly.com.
Alfresco! Fridays — The 16th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays at Convention Center Plaza. June 15: Exito (Tejano). 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.
Craig Campbell — The country music singer performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Saturday, June 16, at El Paso County Coliseum’s Pavilion. Tickets: $25-$50 (Ticketmaster).
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 Kikimora (neo soul) 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, June 17 at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: elpasolive.com or on Facebook at Music Under the Stars.
ALSO THIS WEEK
St. Anthony’s Day Celebration — The annual “Día de San Antonio” commemoration of the feast day of the reservation’s patron saint is Wednesday, June 13, at Ysleta del Sur Reservation, 131 S. Zaragoza Road. St. Anthony is patron saint of the Tigua tribe in Ysleta. Feast is noon to 1:30 p.m. The celebration, primarily religious in nature, is free and open to the public. Information: 859-8053.
Preparations begin in early morning, with a Mass at 8 a.m. the Ysleta Mission, and a procession bearing St. Anthony’s image immediately following. People with promises to St. Anthony’s can take their vows or display acts of devotion.
Tribal members return to the tuh-la (ceremonial site similar to a kiva), where dancing continues all day 1-:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., then back to the tuh-la. The tuh-la is located near the reservation: Take Alameda east to Candelaria, turn left, then right on San Fernando and right on Juno. The reservation is a few blocks from the mission and Ysleta Cultural Center. The public is invited to watch, but photographs of the ceremonies should be taken only with permission. Bring folding chairs.
Ballet recital — The Classical Ballet School of Vivian Eurich presents its annual spring dance recital at 7 p.m. Friday, June 15, at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, featuring a variety of dance styles. Admission is free. Information: 591-9576.
Los Premios de la Gente — The recognition of the best in local television, radio, and music in the city of El Paso, focused on the Hispanic community, is 5 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission: $20. Information: 703-9032.
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, email@example.com, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at FarmersMarketatADC.
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.
Mission Trail Art Market — Area artisans and craftspeople display their fine arts and crafts for its 8th season 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month (June 17) in the historic Veteran’s Memorial Plaza in San Elizario. Food and drink concessions and entertainment. Shows are offered on the outdoor stage at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., with live music, folklorico and other dancers, and reenactments by the Pistoleros gunfighters. Pets welcome. Admission is free. Information: 851-0093 or missiontrailartmarket.com.
El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA baseball team plays home games at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Tickets: $11-$30Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
Regular game time is 6:35 p.m. weeknights; 7:05 Friday and Saturday and 6:05 p.m. Sunday.
• June 13-15: Nashville Sounds
• June 16-19: Memphis Redbirds.
La Fe 5K — The 25th annual Father’s Day Community Health 5K run and 5K walk are 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at La Fe Cultural and Technology Center, 721 S. Ochoa (rear building) The 3.1-mile course goes through the historic Segundo Barrio neighborhood. All proceeds benefit La Fe’s culture, education, arts, and community empowerment programming. Registration: $20 through June 14 ($25 June 15-16). Discounts of $5 available for teams of 10 or more and for active duty military personnel (with valid ID at pickup). Free t-shirts for first 200 registered participants. Information: 545-7190. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Walk-in registration is available at the La Fe CTC 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
MCW wrestling — 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Age 18 and older welcome. Information: 860-7777 or speakingrock.com.
SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO
First New Mexico Bank Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo — The 28th annual PRCA Rodeo rides into Silver City 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, June 13-16, at Southwest Horseman’s Park, U.S. 180 East (at Caballero Road). Performances begin at 8 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m. with mutton bustin’ at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 in advance; $18 at the gate. information: (575) 534-5030, silvercityprorodeo.com or on Facebook.
Fiesta in The Clouds — Sacred Heart Mission’s annual event in honor of the Sacred Heart Feast Day celebration is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Sacred Heart Mission, 203 James Canyon Highway in Cloudcroft, N.M. with Matachines and DJ Rico, well as folklorico dance, flamenco, country and more. Admission is free; candy and goody bags for all kids. Information: (575) 692-6200 or sacredheartcatholiccloudcroft.com.
The traditional procession, with prayer and devotion through the mountain village, begins at 10 a.m. followed by Mass at Sacred Heart Mission.
High Rolls/Mountain Park Lions Club Cherry Festival — The 49th annual festival is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 16-17, at High Rolls Community Center, 56 Cottage Row. The festival features all varieties of cherry products — pies, tarts, ciders — and fresh bing cherries, children’s activities, and more than 65 arts and crafts vendors. Proceeds benefit Lions Club causes. Admission is free. No pets. Information: highrollsfestivals.com or on Facebook at High Rolls Festivals.
High Rolls is nine miles east of Alamogordo on U.S. 82 (between Alamogordo and Cloudcroft). Follow the signs to the community center.
Raft the Rio Festival — Kiwanis Club of Las Cruces hosts the Raft Race at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16, beginning at La Llorona Park beneath the Picacho Street bridge, in Las Cruces. Cash prizes for the best original design using recycled materials and for the best decorated canoe/kayak. All crew members must have and wear a life jacket. Registration: $25 in advance through June 11; $30 day of event (for two sailors), $5 each for additional crew members Registration: kiwanis-lascruces.org. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘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.
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