El Paso Scene Weekly for Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2017

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An Evening with Garrison Keillor — Spend an evening with the “A Prairie Home Companion” host and one of America’s greatest storytellers at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Plaza Theatre. Keillor regaled audiences for more than 40 years as the host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” and he continues to bring stories to life on public radio’s “The Writers Almanac.” Tickets: $46.50 to $72.50 (Ticketmaster).
  Keillor has published more than two dozen books of fiction and poetry and his works have earned him honors including Grammy, ACE and Peabody awards.

Wilco — American Indie band Wilco performs 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at Abraham Chavez Theatre as part of its Southern U.S. Tour supporting the acclaimed Chicago band’s 10th studio album, “Schmilco.” The band is Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Glenn Kotche, Mikael Jorgensen, Nels Cline and Pat Sansone. Tickets: $30 to $42 (Ticketmaster)

Chile Pepper Challenge — The El Paso Bicycle Club’s annual Big Ride is Sunday, Oct. 1, with ride distances of 100, 61, 40, 27 and 10 miles, all beginning and ending at Grace Gardens, 6701 Westside Drive. Start times are 7 a.m. (100 mile), 7:30 a.m. (61 mile), 8 a.m. (40 mile), 8:30 a.m. (27 mile) and 9 a.m. (10 mile). Information: elpasobicycleclub.com.
  Post-ride activities after the ride with food, drinks, and vendor booths.
  Entry fees: $40 through Sept. 25 or at packet pickup; and $45 on race day at Grace Gardens. Entry is free for riders age 17 and younger if accompanied by paying parent. Approved helmets are required for all rides. Proceeds benefit the El Paso Humane Society.
  Package pick-up is 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at Desert Fox Cyclery, 6999 Montana; 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Crazy Cat Cyclery, 5650 N. Desert, and at 6:30 a.m. day of ride at the race site.
   Online registration (through Sept. 26) at raceadventuresunlimited.com. Route maps and more information at chilepepperchallenge.com.

Art in the Park — The City Parks & Recreation Department’s Spring 2017 arts and crafts fair is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, at Memorial Park’s Reserve area, 3100 Copper, with arts and crafts vendors, and food booths. Local entertainment provided by dance groups, bands, and other recreational groups. Admission is free. Information: 212-1704.

‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ — The UTEP Department of Theater & Dance opens its season with Oscar Wilde’s “trivial comedy for serious people” Sept. 28-Oct. 8, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre. Directed by Kim McKean. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $14 ($12 UTEP faculty and staff, seniors, military, groups of 10 or more, alumni (with card) and non-UTEP students; $9 for UTEP students. Information: 747-5118, theatredance.utep.edu or on Facebook.

Volleyball Tournament — Five Set Net Sports, 1999 Appaloosa in Sunland Park, hosts its Grand Opening Volleyball Tournament Saturday, Sept. 30, with adult co-ed featuring intermediate and power divisions. Prizes for 1st and 2nd places with giveaways for participants. Concessions available Teams must include a minimum of two females. Registration: $150 per team by Sept. 28. Information: 1-888-624-4108 or FiveSetNetSports.com.


Miss May I — he metalcore band’s “Chaos Rising Tour” is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso, with Ice Nine Kills, Capsize and Lorna Shore. Tickets: $18-$22, trickyfalls.com.

Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• The Dig — New York rock band, 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, with Kolars. Tickets: $12-$15
• Sayverse — The Latin rock band founded in El Paso performs 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, with FOXYMOJO, Dulce Mal, Frenzi and Ten Second Pistol. Tickets: $5.

Miguel Bose — The Latin Grammy-winner presents his Estaré Tour 2017 at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $55, $90, $110, $160 and $190 (Ticketmaster).

Marisela — The legendary Mexican-American singer performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $44 to $110(Ticketmaster).
   Marisela, known as “La Dama de Hierro,” issued her first album at the age of 15. A native of Los Angeles, her outfits and blond hair contributed as much to her fame as her vocal style.

Otonana Trio
— The Japanese band returns at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at Boomtown, 2430 Wyoming, in support of their latest album, Space Power Delight. Hailing from Tokyo, they are known for their expertly played party-funk, crazy costumes, and ability to make their fans dance. Admission is free. Information: 261-7330 or otonanatrio.com.

Motogrator — h The nu metal band performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Rockhouse Bar and Grill,  9828 Montana. All ages show. Tickets: $10 in advance; $12 day of show. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouseDiveBarKitchen.

Trapfest Block Party — “America’s Premier Trap and Bass Music Tour” returns for its 5th anniversary all-ages block party, featuring Party Favor, Valentino Khan, Riotten, Havok Roth and special guest Metro Boomin, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at North Mesa and East Main in Downtown El Paso. All ages event; 21 and older only in bars. Tickets: $17-$27 general admission; $42-$52 VIP; available at trapfest.com.


Last Thursdays
— The Downtown monthly evening art walk includes nearly two dozen pubs, restaurants, stores and galleries. Admission is free to most events. Information: facebook.com/EPDAD.

Feria Juárez 2017 — The annual fair runs Sept. 29-Oct. 15 at Plaza de la Mexicanidad (at “The X” monument) with food, rides, entertainment, international artists, games, a circus and other activities. General admission is 50 pesos. On Monday through Wednesday, the admission will include free carnival rides. Feria hours are 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  Headline entertainment offered most nights. Prices vary; most headline admission is 210 or 315 pesos (315-630 VIP). Tickets available at donboleton.com.
Sept. 29: Yuridia
Sept. 30: Banda San Jose de Mesillas
Oct. 1: El Tri

Movies in the Canyon
— El Paso Live’s 9th annual free movie season at the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater concludes this Friday and Saturday. Showtimes are at dusk (about 8 p.m.). Concessions available; no food or beverages may be brought in. Bring a blanket or light jacket in case it cools off in the canyon. Information: 534-0674, elpasolive.com, moviesinthecanyon.com.
Sept. 29: Hotel Transylvania 2
Sept. 30: Hocus Pocus.

Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta — Texas Parks and Wildlife will host its 13th annual fiesta highlighting the animals and plants of the Chihuahuan Desert 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Franklin Mountains State Park’s Tom Mays Section (off of Transmountain Road on the west slope), with speakers, informational booths, and more. Admission is free. Food and drink will be sold. Information: 566-6441 (Franklin Mountains State Park); Carlos Rodriguez, 240-3311, or chihuahuandesert.org.

Village Vibes Music Festival
— The Village of Vinton and Keep Vinton Beautiful hosts the 2nd annual music festival Saturday, Sept. 30, at Dr. Applegate Park, 7966 Quejette, in Vinton, in support of the village’s community garden and learning center. The festival will showcase a variety of musicians and artists, along with a selection local food truck and vendor offerings. All ages event. Doors open at 2 p.m. Tickets: $10 in advance; $15 at the gate; $5 kids in advance. Information: 886-5104 or villagevibesmusicfestival.com.
  Headliner is The Chamanas. Other performers include Ribo Flavin, Brandon Bailey Johnson, Orange Anima, The Swell Kids, Dulce Mal, Sorrytown, Hypnosis, Penumbra Rabia, If We Were Turtles, Coyote Blue, Old Kids, Somewhat Lethargic, Vibes Arise, The Defectonauts, Bakersfield, Rugido de Felinos, and Cactus Moonshine.

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs Saturdays year-round at Ardovino's Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon.. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, farmersmarketadc@outlook.com or ardovinos.com.

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.

For a good cause

Fajitas & Margaritas for Scholarships — El Paso Community College’s Culinary Arts program benefit event is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at EPCC’s Administrative Service Center, 9050 Viscount, Building B Foyer. General admission: $100; sponsorships available. Information: 831-6483 or epcc.edu/foundation.

FEMAP Gala — The Friends of FEMAP will host its_ 12th annual gala 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at Grace Gardens, 6701 Westside, with cocktail reception, dinner and dancing and a live band. Tickets: $150 ($1,750 corporate tables for 10). Information: 544-4151, egarcia@femap.org or femap.org.

Frida Night — Latinitas El Paso hosts a Frida Kahlo-inspired fundraiser 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at 1931 Myrtle, with wine and cheese, live music, art from Latinitas, and a self-portrait painting class with Diego Robot. Raffle drawings also held. Cost; $50 donation; available on eventbrite.com. Information: 282-5639, elpaso@latinitasmagazine.org or on Facebook.


Celebration of Our Mountains Art Exhibit — The 17th annual exhibit opens with a reception at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, and runs through December at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. Information: (575) 589-0653 or ardovinos.com.

Crossland Gallery — The El Paso Art Association’s gallery is at 500 W. Paisano (in the Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. Information: 534-7377, office@elpasoartassociation.com, CrosslandArtGallery.com, or on Facebook.
  Showing Sept. 29-Nov. 4: “1-2-3 Friends.” Entry deadline is Sept. 19; open to watercolor, pastel and plein air artists. Opening reception is 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29.


‘Real Women Have Curves’
— El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the Josefina Lopez play Sept. 29-Oct. 1. 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.
  Set in a tiny sewing factory in East L.A., this outrageously funny story is about five full-figured Mexican-American women who are racing to meet nearly impossible production deadlines in order to keep their tiny factory from going under.

Ballet Folklórico Churuhui — The annual gala is 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, with music and dances from various states and regions in Mexico such as Jalisco, Veracruz, Chiapas and Chihuahua. Admission: $5. Reservations: 588-5743.

‘Annie’ — Sun City Musical Theatre, 3733 Shell Suite C, opens its season with the beloved musical, Sept. 15-Oct 1. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15; $12 students and military; $10 age 12 and younger. Information: suncitymusicaltheatre.com or on Facebook.


National Border Patrol Museum 5K — National Border Patrol Museum & Memorial Library Foundation’s inaugural 5K run and 1-mile fun walk benefiting the museum is 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Old Glory Memorial, 9550 Gateway North. Registration: $20; $15 per member for teams of 10 or more. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com. Information: borderpatrolmuseum.com.

Royal Run for Hope — The 5th annual 5K run and 1-mile walk benefiting Pediatric Oncology patients at El Paso Children’s Hospital is 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Health Spot, 4717 Hondo Pass. Part of the 2018 More than a Marathon Series. Registration: $20; $15 age 12 and younger. Information: raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Miner Dash and Family Fitness Fiesta — The 8th annual event kicks off UTEP’s Homecoming festivities Sunday, Oct. 1, at UTEP’s Centennial Plaza. 5K run and 3K walk begin at 8 a.m., plus a 5K wheelchair race. Proceeds benefit UTEP’s College of Health Sciences Programs and the Wellness Program. Entry fee is $25 per division by Sept. 19. Register minerdash.utep.edu.
  The UTEP Fitness Fiesta is 8 to 11 a.m., and offers a variety of physical activities and health screenings including a Jumping Balloon, Inflatable Obstacle Course, Zumba, Yoga and more. Cost: $5.

Southern New Mexico

Southern New Mexico State Fair —
The fair is Wednesday through Sunday, Sept. 27-Oct. 1, at the Doña Ana County Fairgrounds, 12 miles west of Las Cruces off I-10. Grounds open at 9 a.m. Admission to fair and special events includes the Speedway, rodeo and live entertainment. Tickets: $14 ($10 age 7-14) after 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday; free for age 6 and younger: available at holdmyticket.com. Half-day tickets available at the gate. Information: (575) 524-8602 or snmstatefairgrounds.net.
  Headliners are Tell Runyan Thursday, Parker McCollum Friday, and Uncle Lucius Saturday.

‘Don’t Drink the Water’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main, Las Cruces, presents the Woody Allen comedy Sept. 29-Oct. 15. Directed by Christopher Lininger. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15 ($12 student, senior, military; $10 age 12 and younger). Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.

Aspencade — Vehicles for the Cloudcroft, N.M. tours depart at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, from forest service parking lot across from the Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce, with “cowboy coffee” around the campfire at the end of the tour. All events are free; participants must provide their own transportation. Information: (575) 682-2733.

WSMR Freedom Triathlon — The 10K run, 40K bike and 400 meter swim is 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at White Sands Missile Range near Alamogordo, N.M. Packet pick up is 5:45 to 6:45 a.m. Cost: $65 by Sept. 17; $75 after. Registration: itsyourrace.com.

3 Redneck Tenors — Grant County Community Concert Association presents the “new breed in the tenor genre” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at WNMU Fine Arts Auditorium in Silver City. Tickets: $20 ($5 students 17 and younger). Information: (575) 538-5862 or gcconcerts.org.

‘Equivocation’ — American Southwest Theatre Company opens its season with the Bill Cain play Sept. 29-Oct. 1, at NMSU’s Center for the Arts, 1000 E University Ave. Performances are 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $17. Information: (575) 646-4515 or nmsutheatre.com.


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