El Paso Scene Weekly for July 24-30, 2017

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Cool Canyon Nights — The 7th annual series of free outdoor summer concerts concludes 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 27, featuring Brown Betty 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. 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.

Summer Concerts — El Paso Parks and Recreation’s free outdoor music concerts are 8 to 10 p.m. selected Fridays and Saturdays through the summer months at various city parks. Bring chairs and picnic. No alcohol or glass-bottled beverages permitted. Leashed, well-behaved dogs welcome. Information, updates: 240-3325 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.
• Friday, July 28: Billy Townes Jazz Band at Eastwood Park, 3001 Parkwood.
• Saturday, July 29: Billy Townes Jazz Band and Ruben Band at Grandview Park, 3134 Jefferson.

‘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” July 28-Aug. 6, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Showtime is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 ($8 students, seniors and military) in advance; $12 ($10 students, seniors and military) at the door. Information, reservations: 584-9319, GSelPaso.org or on Facebook at GandSElPaso.
  “Yeomen of the Guard, or The Merryman and His Maid” was called “a genuine English opera” when it premiered in London in 1888. It tells a tale of bravery, deceit and disappointed love, against the background of the Tower of London, the notorious site of torture and royal treasure in the early 16th century (Shakespearean times).

Ruidoso Grindstone Trail Runs — Ski Run Road Challenge hosts the 4-mile, 8.5-mile and half-marathon runs on the multiple use trail system at Grindstone Lake, 2 miles from Downtown Ruidoso at 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29, starting and finishing at Wingfield Park’s Grindstone Lake Trails. USA Track and Field sanctioned and American Trail Running Association approved event. Proceeds benefit the Ruidoso Trails Coalition and Ski Apache Adaptive Sports Program and Ecoservants.
  Entry fees: 4-mile is $15 by June 28, $25 by July 26 and $40 on race day. 8.5-mile is $25 by June 28, $30 by July 12, $35 by July 26 and $50 on race day. Half-marathon is $35 by June 28, $45 by July 12, $50 by July 26 and $60 on race day. Information: Words0250@gmail.como or (575) 937-7106. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Carry your own water container; there will be one refill station on the 8.5-mile and half-marathon routes.


Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• J Boog — The R&B singer performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, with the Movement. Tickets: $18-$20.
• Sleepy Sun — American psychedelic rock band, 9 p.m. Thursday, July 27. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Friends at the Falls — The alt rock band performs at 9 p.m. Sunday, July 30 with Kilo and The Dew, and FOXYMOJO. Tickets: $10-$12.

Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com, holdmyticket.com or ticketfly.com.
• Taking Back Sunday — The New York rock band performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, with Every Time I Die and Modern Chemistry. Tickets: $28.50-$30.
• Super Duper Kyle — The rapper’s Super Tour is 9 p.m. Saturday, July 29. Tickets: $15.

Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouseDiveBarKitchen.
• Drip Fed — The punk band performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, July 27, with KnowSuffer, Terror Inc and Monrowe. Admission: $5.
• Slaterica — The world’s only Slayer, Pantera and Meticalla cover band performs at 9 p.m. Friday, July 28. Tickets: $5 ($10 age 18-21).

Desert Music Jam 2017 — The live music event benefiting the Benefiting American Patriots local Veteran assistance organization is 5 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, July 28-29, at Painted Dunes Golf Course, 12000 McCombs, with music from Liquid Skin, Sam Barlow, Elegant Gypsy, Abe Mac, Prime “Rockshow,” Aces & Eights, Windy City, Frank Ray, and Hypnosis. Food trucks also on site. Admission: $20-$25. Information: 861-5836 or neonticket.com.

Star City Studio — The bluegrass group Hard Road Trio performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 29. Tickets: $20. The music studio and gallery is at 120 W. Castellano. Information: 422-3252, starcitystudioproductions.com or on Facebook.


State Line Music Series — ? Sorry About Your Sister performs 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 26 ,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.

Alfresco! Fridays — The 15th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays at Convention Center Plaza. July 28: Prime 80’Z (’80s rock). 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.


‘Viva El Paso!’ —
El Paso Community Foundation, El Paso Live and EPCC present the summertime outdoor musical extravaganza with its final season performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 28-29, at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. 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.

‘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.

‘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.

‘Sister Act’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre presentation of the hit musical has been extended through July 30. The theatre is in the UTEP Student Union West building.
  Dinner is at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday with showtime at 8 p.m.; non-dinner matinee is at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $31.50 to $41.50 Thursday; $34.50 to $46.50 Friday and Saturday (includes meail); and $17.50 to $27.50 Sunday (no meal). 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.


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.
•• Pickleball Extravaganza free outdoor tournament is 8 a.m. Thursday, July 27, at Milagros Park, 5310 Annette.
• The 2nd annual Zombie Softball Slam all night tournament is 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Friday through Sunday, July 28-30, at Northeast Regional, Blackie and Marty Robbins parks. Entry: $200 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 29: Master Gardeners will talk on Container Gardening at 9 a.m.

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.

San Ignacio Kermes — St. Ignatius Church, 408 S. Park (near Downtown in Segundo Barrio) will celebrate its 111th year 6 to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 28-30 with entertainment, music and dancing, rides and authentic food. Admission is free. Information: 532-9534.

St. Thomas Aquinas Renaissance Faire — St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 10970 Bywood, hosts its annual summer bazaar, now with a Renaissance Faire atmosphere, Friday through Sunday, July 28-30, with food, games and music. Hours tentatively are 5 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. Information: 540-4490 or stthomas-elpaso.com.

Alameda Auto Electric Car Show — The 2nd annual car show benefiting Child Crisis Center of El Paso is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 30, at Sunland Park Mall, 750 Sunland Park Drive, with music, entertainment and door prizes. Bring sunscreen and water. General admission is free; vehicle registration: $20 online by July 23 at alamedaautoelectric.com. Day of show registration is $25. Information: 704-7953.
  Complimentary car picture to any entrant courtesy of Black Productions, Inc.


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 24: Omaha Storm Chasers..
July 25-28: Iowa Cubs.

Luchas Frontera
— Lucha Libre wrestling sets are 8 p.m. Friday, July 28, at El Paso County Coliseum Pavilion. Tickets: $5 and $10 (Ticketmaster).

Southern New Mexico

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.
   The Clayfest Market runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 29, Downtown with several vendors of clay items.

MothaPalooza — White Sands National Monument hosts the family-friendly celebration of moths 7 p.m. Friday, July 28, in honor of National Moth Week. Discover the amazing life that thrives in the dunes and the science that is helping us gain a better understanding of this otherworldly landscape. Admission is free; with regular monument entry fee. Information: (575) 479-6124, ext. 236 or (575) 679-2599, ext. 232; or go to nps.gov/whsa.
  Science fair begins at 7 p.m. at the visitor center with a key note address about moths of White Sands by moth expert Eric Metzler at 8 p.m.
  A moth sheeting starts at 9 p.m. (Dunes Drive open until 11 p.m. for participants).

Kids Expo 2017
— The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department hosts its annual family expo for all ages 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at the Plaza de Las Cruces, with celebrates the summer with games, contests, giveaways, arts and crafts, food vendors, and music.  Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2455.

Zia Weekend at Ruidoso Downs — The annual arts and craft show is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 29-30, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack, featuring all-New Mexico made artworks, handmade items and live entertainment. Admission is free. Information: (575) 378-4431 or raceruidoso.com.


‘Viva Big Bend’ Music Festival — Texas Music Magazine hosts the 6th annual music festival and conference Thursday through Sunday, July 27-30, in Marfa, Alpine, Fort Davis and Marathon. More than 50 music acts from across the country, representing a variety of styles including alternative, Americana, folk, Latin, pop and rock, will be showcased in several venues.
  Tickets: $55 ($110 VIP) available in advance at vivabigbend.com. Tickets limited; price may increase after original tickets sell out.


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