El Paso Scene Weekly for Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2019

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‘A Christmas Fair’ — The Junior League of El Paso’s 46th annual holiday shopping fair is Friday through Sunday, Nov. 1-3, at the El Paso Convention Center. This year’s theme is “Seeing is Believing.” Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The fair brings together about 200 merchants from across the country as well as arts, crafts, live entertainment, music, and photos with Santa. Cookies and milk with Santa offered noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets at the door: $10 ($9 seniors, military, children 6-12; free for children under six). Two-day tickets are $15 Information: 584-3511 or jlep.org.
  A “Nightmare Before Christmas Fair” event is 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Union Depot, with live auction, photo booth, dance floor, heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, DJ and more. Costume contest with cash prizes for best dressed female, male, couple, and group.Tickets: $50 ($1,000 VIP tables); presale only. No tickets available at the door.
  A “Tone, Tinis & Tags” merchants’ sneak peek is 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at the Convention Center, with first access to merchants, and refreshments. Tickets: $30.
  Santa’s Sweet Shop is 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2-3, at the Convention Center, with kids’ gingerbread house building, treats, and breakfast. Cost: $30; $15 per extra child.
  Holiday Bootcamp is 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Convention Center. Learn to make a charcuterie board, one of a kind ornaments, holiday cookie and more. Tickets: $30.
  Elf’s Lodge is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, with an afternoon of foodball and food, and an auction. Tickets: $20.

Magic Morning Market — The Marketplace at Placita Santa Fe, 5034 Doniphan, hosts an indoor and outdoor market 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Saturday, Nov. 2, with vendors, music, face painting and yoga. Food and refreshments sold. Information: 585-9296.

Channelling the King
— The one-man musical show that explores the relationship between Elvis Presley and Jessie Haldeman, an insurance salesman from Long Island, is 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Flickinger Center, 1110 New York, in Alamogordo. Tickets: $15, $26, $35. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.

Fort Bliss Holiday Bazaar — The NCO Wives’ Club hosts the annual bazaar Nov. 2-3 at Stout Physical Fitness Center on Fort Bliss, 2930 Cassidy Rd. One of the largest bazaars in West Texas, the event features more than 100 vendors from throughout the Southwest offering arts, crafts, antiques and food. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit club’s various charitable projects; admission fees to towards the club’s scholarship fund. Admission: $1 (includes door prize ticket); free for ages 17 and younger. Information: 309-0970.

Hubbell Trading Post on the Road — The trading post’s Navajo rugs and jewelry will be offered 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2-3, at White Sands National Monument. Rug talks at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day, and weaving demonstrations throughout the day. Information: (575) 479-6124 or info@hubbelltradingpost.org.

Renaissance Artsfaire — The 48th annual event, sponsored by the Doña Ana Arts Council, is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2-3, at Young Park, Walnut and Lohman in Las Cruces. Information: (575) 523-6403 or daarts.org.
  The fair offers handcrafted items created by artists from around the Southwest, food supporting area non-profit organizations, the Dragon’s Eye Tavern wine and beer garden, the Children’s Realm, entertainment on several stages, artist and demonstrations, live animal, canoe rides around Magellan the Dragon and more.
  New this year is Jeffrey the Juggler, performing at the Main Stage each day and roaming throughout the park, as well as Indian dancers at the Queen’s Court, and “foam fencing” in the Children’s Realm.
  Jousting on horseback from Order of Epona is at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Royal procession led by Queen Sherrie begins at 1 p.m. both days.
  Admission: $10; free for age 12 and younger; advance discount tickets (two for $15) offered at the DAAC Arts and Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado, Suite-B-D, Pic Quik convenience store locations, or at daarts.org. No pets except service animals.
  VIP passes are $80 with one-day all-access for two adults, preferred parking near entrance, and access to VIP tent,complimentary refreshments, up-front views of jousting and photo ops.
  Free “Royal Carriage” Shuttle departs from the southwest parking lot of the Mesilla Valley Mall starting at 9 a.m.


Rockhouse Bar and Grill
— 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or Facebook.
• Ape Shifter — The German-based progressive-stoner rock trio performs Monday, Oct. 28. Tickets: $15.
• Exhumed — 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, with Necrot. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 day of show.
• Suffocation — 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, with Belphegor, Abiotic and Nocronomicon. Tickets: $25 in advance; $30 day of show.

Lowbrow Palace — 1101 Texas. Information on Facebook.
• Bad Omens — The metalcore band performs at 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28. Tickets: $12.
• Boombox Cartel — The band brings their “Día De Los Muertos” Tour to El Paso at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. Tickets: $10 ($100 VIP).
• The Wailers — The legendary reggae band performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. Tickets: $22.

Jon Pardi — The country artist performs Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 122 S. Pueblo Rd. All ages show. Information: 860-7777, speakingrock.com or on Facebook.

Zoé - The Grammy and Latin Grammy-winning alt rock band from Mexico return to El Paso for their “Aztlan” Tour at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $59 to $150 (Ticketmaster).
  Zoé was formed in Mexico City in 1994,mainly inspired by the Britpop movement mixed with Seattle’s grunge scene.

Hozier — The multi-platinum Irish singer- songwriter returns to El Paso for his “Wasteland Baby” Tour at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre with guest Freya Ridings. Tickets: $29.50-$59.50 (Ticketmaster).
  Hozier’s sophomore album debuted at No. 1 on the album-chart and No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. His self-titled debut released in 2014 earned a No. 2 on the album-chart and the Billboard Top 200 Chart. His 2013 hit “Take Me to Church” topped the charts in 12 countries and received a Grammy nomination.

Michael W. Smith — The multi-platinum Christian singer/songwriter and best-selling author performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Tickets: $25-$75 (Ticketmaster). Information: utepsepecialevents.com.
  Smith has won three Grammy Awards, 45 Dove Awards, an American Music Award and has sold more than 15 million albums. He also has raised funds to battle AIDS in Africa alongside longtime friend Bono, started Rocketown, a safe haven for young people in Tennessee to meet and find hope, and has helped more than 70,000 children’s lives through Compassion International.
  Smith has also starred in two films and published 14 books.
Disney and Pixar’s Coco ‘Live’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra will give new life to one of Disney/Pixar’s most beloved films, “Coco” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Plaza Theatre, in celebration of Día de los Muertos.
Conductor James Welsch will lead the El Paso Symphony Orchestra performing Michael Giacchino’s beautiful score on stage, while the award-winning film plays on a screen above the orchestra. Presentation licensed by Disney and Pixar. Tickets: $25, $45, $55 and $60 (Ticketmaster).

‘Two Women. Two Voices. Unplugged’ — Edgy singer-songwriter Emily Davis, fresh from a national tour supporting Bad Religion, returns to her solo punk-folk roots in El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Philanthropy Theatre (next to the Plaza Theatre). Opener is the “Songbird of El Paso,” Jaimielynn Amato. Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-4020 or epcf.org.

Scary stuff

Massacre on Marshall Road — Fort Bliss’s annual haunted house is open 6 p.m. 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Oct. 28-31 (until midnight Oct. 31), at 1717 Marshall Road. Not recommended for children under 10 or the “faint of heart.” Tickets: $5 ($3 during annual Monster Bash). Facebook at The Massacre on Marshall Road. Information: 588-8247 or on Facebook at Massacre at Marshall Road.

‘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 Fridays through Sundays Oct. 11-20, and 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.

EPCC Ghost Tours — El Paso Community College will host ghost tours of its Rio Grande Campus, 100 W. Rio Grande, Wednesday, Oct. 30. Information: 831-2096.

EPHS Tunnel Tours — El Paso High School Tiger Theatre Troupe host a Halloween Tunnel Tours Haunted House of the city’s oldest and “most haunted” high school, El Paso High School, 800 E. Schuster, 5 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Tickets: $5 in advance; $10 night of the event, first come, first serve. Information: 236-2500 or msmossephs.weebly.com.

Trick or Treat & More

KLAQ Halloween Parade — The annual parade is Thursday, Oct. 31, at Album Park, 3001 Parkwood, and returns there. The parade is 1.9 miles and lasts about one hour. Prizes will be given in various categories. No entry fee, but entries must display “KLAQ.” Parade usually begins at 3:30 p.m., but early arrival strongly encouraged; pre-registration is 10 to 3 p.m. Information: 544-8864 or klaq.com.

City Halloween carnivals — The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department’s annual “Halloween Happiness” throughout the city at 14 area recreation centers 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. The carnivals include family costume contests, jumping balloons and other types of family fun. Admission is free. Information: 212-0397 elpasotexas.gov/parks.
  The Gus & Goldie Pumpkin Patch event is 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Armijo Pool, 911 S. Ochoa. Kids will go into zero-depth water to select pumpkin. Free for age 5-12. Kids do not need to know how to swim to participate, although free swimming offered noon to 2:30 p.m. for those who can. Information: 212-0397 or visit elpasotexas.gov/parks.

EPCC Fall Festival — El Paso Community College hosts the family fall festival 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at EPCC’s Valle Verde campus’s Americana Language Village, 919 Hunter. Bracelets for activities: $15; individual attraction tickets available. Ticket booth opens at 5:30 p.m. Information: 831-2096.

Kern Place Halloween — The Kern Place Association’s annual Halloween Parade is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at Madeline Park. Photo booth available. Information: kernplace.org or on Facebook at Kern Place Association.
  The annual Fall Picnic is 2 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 13, with hayrides, pumpkin painting, carnival games and rock climbing.

Trick-or-Treat Off the Street — Bassett Place mall, 6101 Gateway West, hosts its annual safe and free trick or treat event 4:30 p.m. (until the candy runs out) Thursday, Oct. 31. Alta Vista Optimist Club will be located near the Food Court passing out candy to those who dress up. All children in costume welcome to participate. Information: 772-7479 or shopbassettplace.com.

Mazes & Pumpkins

El Paso’s Corn Maze — The 10-acre medieval maze and pumpkin patch is open for its 6th annual season, “Labyrinth Adventure,” 1 to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Nov. 3 at 1100 Old Hueco Tanks Road (south of I-10 at Exit 35), with the big corn maze, interactive games, pumpkin patch, jumpimg balloon, food, rides and more. Admission: $10.95; $9.95 military/teacher with ID; $8.95 age 3-11; free for ages 2 and younger. Group reservations taken; weekday outings offered Thursday and Friday. Information: 213-4386, ElPasoFarmLand.com or on Facebook at elpasocornmaze.
  Take I-10 to Exit 35, then south 1/4 mile.

La Union Maze — The 12-acre cornfield maze is open through Nov. 3 for its 2019 season at 1101 Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., next to Zin Valle Winery. This year’s theme celebrates Western Tech, with a “heart” carved in the upper left of the maze to honor the loves and those affected by the events of Aug. 3.
  Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays.
  Cost: $12 ($10 military; $7 seniors 65-75); $6 for ages 2-5 ($5 military). Free for age two and seniors over 75 Admission is additional $1 more per person on peak days (Oct. 12-13 and Oct. 19-20). Tickets in advance at ticketleap.com. Information: 549-1323 or launionmaze.com.
  The Scary Haunted Pallet Maze is open after dark Friday and Saturday nights in October and the first weekend in November. Admission: $8 in addition to regular maze admission.
  Special events:
• Thursday, Oct. 31: Halloween Night open 5:30 to 10 p.m. with free candy for ages 8 and younger; and prizes for best costumes.
  Closing weekend events include the annual Pumpkin Smash three times daily Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2-3, with fireworks Saturday night.
  The annual Bring Your Dog to the Maze is 11 a.m. 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. Dogs must be on leash and owners must bring shot records and pet cleanup baggies.

Día de los Muertos

Concordia Dia de Los Muertos — Concordia Heritage Association and Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society celebrate Day of the Dead Saturday, Nov. 2, at Concordia Cemetery, 3700 E. Yandell (between Boone and Stevens). Gates open at 2 p.m. with revelers dressed in vintage Mexican clothing, local vendors, face painters, live music, dancers, poetry readings, altares (decorated graves), arts, crafts and ceremonial offerings. Performances by matachines, mariachis, and Aztec dancers, with 10-foot tall Mojigaga skeletons roaming the cemetery. Tickets: $5; free for age 5 and younger. Information: 497-1126, 591-2326 or on Facebook at diadelosmuertosfestivalelpaso.
  Guests may come dressed as Calacas or Catrinas (skeletons).

EPMA’s Dia de los Muertos — The Day of the Dead celebration’s parade, “Aleebrijes,” is 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in Downtown El Paso, presented by the El Paso Museum of Art. Alebrijes are based on the work of artist Pedro Linares who created the fantastic mythical creatures in Mexico. Every alebrije is unique and EPMA will unveil its regionally inspired monumental mythical creatures. Attendees are encouraged to wear Day of the Dead or alebrije costumes and calavera masks. Admission is free. Information: 212-3068 or EPMAmember@elpasotexas.gov.
  The event also features works by Mexico City artist collective, Colectivo Ultima Hora, who created the larger-than-life marionettes from last year,calaveras, ofrendas, catrinas, music, art-making and more at the museum.

For a good cause

Chamber of Commerce Gala — The 120th annual Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce gala celebrates “Día de Los Muertos” 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at El Paso Museum of History, 510 N. Santa Fe. Black tie event; masks and face painting encouraged. Information: 629-6714. Registration at elpaso.org.

Siguiendo los Pasos de Jesus — Siguiendo los Pasos de Jesus, Inc. hosts its fall fundraising event 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place, with dinner, live and silent auctions and music by Fungi Mungle. This year’s theme is a combination of wearing an “ugly” Christmas sweater and “The Grinch Stole Christmas.” Tickets: $75 (Tables for ten available). Information: 449-5883, spjinc.org or on Facebook.
  Siguiendo los Pasos de Jesus (SPJ) is a non-profit organization working in the colonias of Juárez. SPJ builds new homes and helps clothe the families in need.

El Paso Toy Run — El Paso Motorcycle Coalition’s 37th annual toy run parade begins at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at International Trick Driving School 141 Quinella in Sunland Park and ends at El Paso County Coliseum. Toy drop-off is at 11 a.m. with food, door prizes, music and more. All proceeds benefit the underprivileged children of El Paso County and its surrounding area. Entry: $10 plus a new toy donation ($5 or more value). Information: 494-4881, 740-9991, elpasomotorcyclecoalition@gmail.com or on Facebook.
  New route goes from the school to Doniphan, then to Paisano through Downtown to the Coliseum.

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.

Farmers Market at The Fountains — The Fountains at Farah hosts a farmers market 5 to 9 p.m. Friday. Information: fountainsatfarah.com or on Facebook.

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.


Public Ice Skating — “Holidays on Ice” public skating hours are 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays, noon to 3 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and noon to 3 p.m. holidays, beginning Friday, Nov. 1, at the El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, 4100 Paisano. All ages welcome. Admission: $12; $10 military (skate rental included). Spectator admission is free. Information: 479-PUCK (7825), elpasohockey.org. or on Facebook at El Paso Hockey Association.

UTEP Women’s Soccer — The Miners host UTSA at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at University Field. Ticket information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com.

Miners Hockey Club — UTEP’s hockey team hosts Grand Canyon at 10:30 p.m. Friday, and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1-2, at the El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $7. Information: 491-7879, , or minershockey.com.

UTEP Women’s Basketball - The Miners St. Mary’s (Texas) for an exhibition game at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2,  in the Don Haskins Center.  Ticket information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.


‘Boy Gets Girl’ — No Strings Theater Company presents the play by Rebecca Gilman, directed by Autumn Gieb, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, at Black Box Theater, 430 N. Main in Las Cruces. Showtime is  7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday). Information: (575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.
  A blind date turns into a living nightmare in this play that examines stalking, sexism and romantic pursuit.

Branigan Día de los Muertos
— Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main, (Downtown Mall) in Las Cruces, hosts its Day of the Dead celebration 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, with a special First Friday event. Visitors learn about the Mexican holiday, and about objects on the ofrenda (altar), decorate a skull ornament like a “sugar skull” to take home, and enjoy pan de muerto (bread of the dead). Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2154, las-cruces.org or on Facebook at LCMuseums.
  A Dia de los Muertos Bilingual Book Reading for grades K-3d is 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, with a reading of Yuyi Morales’ “Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book,” followed by a children’s craft.

Dia de los Muertos — The Calavera Coalition hosts its celebration of Day of the Dead at Old Mesilla Plaza with food, music, vendors, stories, dancing and piñatas Friday through Sunday Nov. 1-3. Traditional day of the dead altars will be on display. Hours to be announced. Admission is free. Information: (575) 647-2639 or calaveracoalition@gmail.com.
  A candlelight procession to the San Albino Cemetery and back to the plaza for pan de muerto and coffee is held each year on Nov. 2. Call for time.
  All proceeds from this event are donated to the Community of Hope & Casa de Peregrinos Food Pantry; donations of five canned goods requested for all altar setups.

Dia De Muertos Art Fest — The Day of the Dead festival is 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Luna County Courthouse Park, 700 S. Silver in Deming, N.M. with live music, mariachi and folklorico dancers, traditional folk art, sugar skull decorating, vendors, art stations, pan de muerto, face painting and more. Admission is free. Information: diademuertosartfest.com.

Tournament of Bands — The annual showcase of area high school marching bands is 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at NMSU’s Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces. Preliminaries end around 5:30 p.m.; finals are 8 to 10 p.m. Tickets: $17; $7 age 6-12 (Ticketmaster).

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