El Paso Scene Weekly for April 9-15, 2018

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Beach, Booze and Brews at the Park — Sample a variety of tropical drinks 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, 1200 Futurity Dr., Sunland Park, N.M. with rum drinks like piña coladas, frozen margaritas, daiquiris, mojitos, mai tais and more. Free admission; age 21 and older admitted. Tasting samples are $20 for 10 tickets. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.
  Live entertainment includes King Octopus, a Jimmy Buffett tribute, Los Chucanos, Radio Altivo and Sorry About Your Sister.

El Paso Artists Studio Tour — The 11th annual tour or 18 studio locations is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 14-15 for all artists all artists east of University Avenue (Downtown, Central, Northeast and Mission Valley), and April 21-22 for artists west of University (West side and Upper Valley.) Look for the bright yellow signs. Sponsored by the Plein Air Painters of El Paso and El Paso Scene. Admission is free; refreshments offered at each studio. Information: 581-4971. Full studio list and directions available online at pleinairpaintersofelpaso.com.
  April 14-15 artists and studios : Savage Metal, Hal Marcus Studio & Gallery, Agave Rosa Gallery, Ho Baron, Joe Langston, Frank Garcia, Joe Gilbert, Julie Caffee Cruz, Kathryn Johnson, Hiram Huerta, Albert Alvidrez and Alberto Escamilla.
  Art Junction artists: Glenn Trittenbach, Gummi Thordarson, Mario Ulloa, Tracy Navar, Cesar Barraza, Gloria Gomez Kilkenny, Kristal Rivera Pena, Maria Houchin, David La Barre, Erica Zamora Murrill, Adalberto Ley Jr., Maryann Becerra, Leticia Luevanos, Rojo Chispa, Claudia Ley, Nacho L. Garcia Jr., Karla Zanelli, C. Manny Guerra and Hobi Pena, plus musicians Brandon and Chance Bailey Johnson, and Arturo Cuyo Garibay.


Thank You Scientist — Progressive rock band, 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Lowbrow Palace, 111 E. Robinson. Tickets: $12-$14, lowbrowpalace.com.

Paul Rodriguez —
The “Original Latin King of Comedy” performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 12-14, at El Paso Comic Strip, 201 Airway. Tickets: $22 general admission; $27 VIP and front 50 seats (Ticketweb.com). Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233), elpasocomicstrip.com or on Facebook at El Paso Comic Strip.

Monster Mash: Horror vs. Sci-Fi — The official After Party of El Paso Comic Con is 9 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso, with prizes for best costume. General admission: $10, ages 18 and older only. Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com.

Arcángel — The popular reggaeton and trap singer Arcángel performs at 8 p.m. Friday, April 13, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Hit hits include “Chica Virtual,” “Pa’ Que La Pases Bien” and ”Por Amar a Ciegas.” “Sentimiento, Elegancia & Maldad.” Tickets: $40, $50, $80 and $115 (Ticketmaster).
  Austin Agustín Santos, better known as Arcángel, was born in New York in 1985.
In 2002, the Latin music performer moved to Puerto Rico, where he joined forces with reggaetonero De La Ghetto. The duo kicked off their success behind such hits as “Agresivo,” “Sopresa,” and
“Mi Fanática,” garnering fans in both Puerto Rico and the United States, before Arcángel began his solo career in 2008.

Kurt Weill’s America: ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bohuslav Rattay, closes its season with a tribute to composer Kurt Weill with guests Lisa Vronman, soprano, William Sharp, baritone; and Hudson Shad Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 13-14, in the Plaza Theatre, in conjunction with the Kurt Weill Festival held each spring in Germany. Selections include “Mack the Knife” from the Threepenny Opera “Seven Deadly Sins,” Whitman songs and a Broadway medley. Tickets: $16-$45; $9 and $11 for students (Ticketmaster). Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
  Opening notes are presented at 6:30 p.m. each night in the Philanthropy Theatre next to the Plaza
  “Kurt Weill’s America” is a cross-disciplinary immersion experience produced as part of the National Endowment for the Humanities-funded “Music Unwound” consortium, of which EPSO is part.

Texas Country Music Fest — Randy Rogers Band headlines the 2nd annual event at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the El Paso Country Coliseum, with special gusts Tracy Byrd and other country artists from Texas. Tickets: $35, $45, $55 and $70 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-9899 or TexasCMF.com.
  A Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Pavilion Pre-Party is 5 to 7 p.m. with food trucks and family-friendly activities.
  The Randy Rogers Band’s hits include “Kiss Me In The Dark,” “In My Arms Tonight” and “Tequila Eyes.” Their last four studio albums made their debut at No. 1 on the iTunes Country Albums Chart.
  Tracy Byrd, a 6-Time gold record album holder, is known for hits like “Lifestyles of the Not So Rich and Famous,” “Watermelon Crawl” and “The Keeper of the Stars.”

Golf Clap — 9 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Club Here I Love You, 115 S. Durango. $10-15. Tickets on eventbrite.com. Information: 307-7736 or on Facebook.

Cat As Trophy CD Release Party — 9 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Rockhouse Bar and Grill, 9828 Montana, with guests Hereafter the Wave of Albuquerque, Andrako and Heinous Mountain. Information: 591-7625.

‘A Stranger Here Myself’ — Opera UTEP presents scenes from “Street Scene” and other works by Kurt Weill and friends at 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Monday, , April 15-16, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Directed by Cherry Duke (opera) and Rebecca Rivas (theater).
Admission: $8; $5 seniors, military, non-UTEP Students; $3 UTEP students, faculty & staff. Information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/opera.
  Kurt Weill immigrated to America after fleeing Nazi Germany. As a stranger in a new land, and an outcast in his homeland, Weill had a lot to say about being “a stranger.” Program is part of the Kurt Weill Festival in El Paso, and is linked with Music Unwound, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

‘The Bridge’ concert — El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras (EPSYO), directed by James Welsch, will join orchestra and chorus members of the Orquesta Sinfónica Esperanza Azteca Cd. Juárez (OSEA) featuring more than 300 young musicians, at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Plaza Theater. Tickets: $15 ($20 students and military). All ages welcome; tickets required for age 6 and older. Information: 525-8978 or epsyo.org.


El Paso Comic Con — Actors Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis and Brent Spiner (Star Trek: The Next Generation) and Jason David Frank, the popular Power Ranger will appear at the 2018 EPCON April 13-15, at El Paso Convention Center. Other featured guests include Mindy Sterling, Lindsay Jones, Elizabeth Maxwell, and Jason David Frank. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 Friday; $30 Saturday, $20 Sunday. Three-day pass: $55. Age 10 and younger free with paid adult ticket. VIP tickets: $100. Information: (575) 405-0461, epcomiccon@gmail.com, elpasocomiccon.com and on Facebook and Twitter.
  Other guests include comic book artist Brett Booth (Teen Titans, Backlash), and Pat Ballestros, and voice actors Arryn Zech, Kara Eberle and Barbara Dunkelman of “RWBY.”
  The event will also feature an artist alley, autograph sessions and photo ops, crafting, panels/Q&A events, seminars and workshops, gaming and after hours events.
  Monster Mash: Horror vs. Sci-Fi, official After Party of El Paso Comic Con, is 9 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso, with prizes for best costume. General admission: $10, ages 18 and older only; available at trickyfalls.com.

‘Coco’ — A free screening of the Academy Award winning animated film is 4 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta, sponsored by the County of El Paso. Kid-friendly crafts, activities and demonstrations offered all day. Information: epcountyparks.com.

Massing of the Colors — El Paso Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars hosts the 43rd annual ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at St. Raphael Church, 2301 Zanzibar. All veterans, Boy and Girl Scout troops, high school ROTC units and other civic organizations are invited to participate with their unit colors. Registration and lineup begins at 1:30 p.m. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Information: 755-4038 or 449-8994.
  The Massing of the Colors is a non-sectarian ceremony, dating back to 1922, that recognizes the sacrifices of all Americans, military and civilian, in both war and peace.

El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free. Information: 212-0300 or elpasoartmuseum.org. A family day on “Animal Arts” is noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in collaboration of El Paso Zoo’s Animal Enrichment Program. Current on exhibit: “Ethics, Excess and Extinction,” recent works by an international array of artists that explore the theme of endangered animal species.

Sun City Bacon Festival — KLAQ and KISS-FM host the food event 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Union Plaza, Downtown. More than 25 local restaurants and food trucks will have a variety of sample-sized bacon-inspired eats, drinks and sweets available for purchase. Bacon menu items range from $2 to $16; admission is free. Information: 544-9550 or klaq.com.

Days of Remembrance ceremony — El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center’s annual Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Days of Remembrance) commemoration is 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Temple Mount Sinai, 4408 N. Stanton. Survivors and their descendants will share their memories and reflections on the impact of the Holocaust on their lives. Admission is free. Information: 351-0048 or elpasoholocaustmuseum.org.

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, farmersmarketadc@outlook.com, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at FarmersMarketatADC.

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.


Human Rights Award Dinner
— Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center will host its annual awards dinner 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at Temple Mount Sinai, 4408 N. Stanton. Tickets: $100 ($800 table for 8). Early bird tickets (before March 31) are $80. Information, RSVP: 544-5126, ext. 22, borderheroes@las-americas.org, las-americas.org or on Facebook.
  Honorees are Bishop Mark J. Seitz of the Catholic Diocese of El Paso, Dr. Irma V. Montelongo of UTEP, and a special community volunteer award to Gabriela Castañeda of Border Network for Human Rights.

Chefs & Stars Chef Competition – Rebuilding Together El Paso hosts the culinary experience with eight local chefs and eight local celebrities 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Epic Railyard Center, 2201 E. Mills. Taste all eight recipes in different categories then vote for the favorite chef. Tickets: $75 ($50 military; $25 students). Information: 342-3882 or chefsandstars.com.

Stuff the Truck — The Salvation Army hosts a housewares and clothing drive 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 14-15, at Barnett Harley Davidson, 8272 Gateway East. Fill the donations truck with gently used housewares and clothing. For every 20 pounds of donations (up to 200 pounds), donors receive a raffle ticket for any of the 50 prizes. First 500 donors receive Dunkin’ Donuts, Little Caesars, Sonic, Bush’s Chicken and Whataburger. All proceeds will help provide shelter, clothing, and food for El Paso’s homeless families and individuals. Information: 565-6532 or salvationarmytexas.org/elpaso.


El Paso Nuevo Siglo Festival
— The festival will offer a range of Spanish language plays Wednesday through Saturday, April 7-14, at the Chamizal National Memorial Theatre, 800 S. San Marcial. Information: 532-7273, nps.gov/cham or nuevosiglo-elpaso.org.
  Formerly known as the International Siglo de Oro Drama Festival, the festival was the only festival in the world completely dedicated to presenting works drawn from Spain’s Golden Age, generally considered as spanning the late 15th century to the late 17th century. The renamed festival will still offer “Golden Age” plays along with works by modern playwrights, and will offer a wider variety of activities at various venues.
  Play performances are at 7 p.m. Early arrival encouraged starting at 5:30 p.m., as seating is limited. Tickets are free, but must be picked up in person.
• Wednesday, April 11: Jazz Vila of Cuba performs “La Vida es Sueño” by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. The play portrays King Basilio as the stars predict that he will be overthrown by his son Segismundo. To avoid fulfillment of these predictions, the monarch decides to isolate his offspring in a distant tower.
  The cast is made up of Cuban and Mexican actors, including multi-awarded Afro-Cuban actress Yordanka Ariosa, winner of the Silver Shell.
• Thursday, April 12: Telón de Arena of Mexico performs an adaptation of “Fuenteovejuna” by Lope de Vega.
• Friday, April 13: Teatro Inverso performs “Rosaura,” an adaptation by Paula Rodriguez and Sandra Arpa of Calderón’s “La vida es sueño.” Two storytellers guide the audience through time and space,
• Saturday, April 14: Efe Tres Teatro of Mexico performs “El Meolico: Entremeses Cervantinos Bululuados,” one-man adaptations of three of Miguel de Cervantes’ original works: “El viejo celoso,” “El retablo de las maravillas” and “La Cueva de Salamanca.”
  The El Paso Museum of Art, UTEP’s Centennial Museum, El Paso Museum of History, El Paso Museum of Archaeology, El Paso Community Foundation, Creative Kids and others host special events as part of the New Siglo Festival April 7-15. Full schedule: nuevosiglo-elpaso.org.

— UTEP Theater and Performing Arts presents the original play written and directed by Adriana Dominguez at 6 p.m. Friday, April 13, in the Basement Theater of UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Center. The 30-minute presentation is a series of short scenes that investigates the question “What is in a name?” Donations requested to benefit the student scholarship fund. Information: 747-5606.

Shakespeare for Kids — Middle and High School age students perform abridged versions of “Macbeth” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 13-14, at EPCC Valle Verde Campus in the Cafeteria Annex (Building C), as part of Shakespeare on-the-Rocks’ new initiative for young people as part of its 30th anniversary celebration. Directed by Vanessa Keyser. Information: 540-3813 or shakespeareontherocks.com.

‘Icons’ — Burlesque on the Rio burlesque troupe performs 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, April 14, at Touch Bar & Nightclub, 800 E San Antonio, with local and national performers from Texas, New Mexico, California, and Oregon. Burlesque, “boylesque” and drag performers bring their talents to the stage. Musical opening performers are The Double Clutchers. Doors open and the band starts promptly at 8 p.m.; burlesque show at 9 p.m. Tickets: $10; $15 at the door, age 18 and older only. Information: burlesqueontherio.weebly.com.

‘Soldadera’ — El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series presents Los Actores presentation of Josefina Niggli’s 1938 one-act English-language drama at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Philanthropy Theatre (next to the Plaza Theatre), directed by Hector Serrano. Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-4020 or epcf.org.
  The show explores how women’s roles in the Mexican Revolution helped changed Mexican society. Seven female soldiers capture a spy and must confront their own demons.
  The final Jewel Box performance of the season is “Nouveau Chamber” featuring saxophonist Daniel Rivera and a seven-piece string ensemble at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20.


El Paso Chihuahuas
— The city’s AAA baseball team’s 2018 season opens April 10. Home games at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Regular game time is 7:05 p.m., 6:05 p.m. Sunday (1:05 p.m. in April), unless otherwise listed. Weeknight games in April are 6:35 p.m. Season tickets at tickets@epchihuahuas.com. Individual tickets: $11-$30. Promotions and game times to be announced. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
April 10-12: Salt Lake Bees. Rally towel giveaway opening night. Wednesday game 11:05 a.m.
April 13-16: Las Vegas 51s. Mini bat giveaway Sunday. Sunday game 11:05 a.m.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino
— 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.
  Live racing is Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday through April 17. Post time for the season is 12:30 p.m. Nine races each day.
• Saturday, April 14: West Texas Futurity, West Texas Juvenile Stakes
• Sunday, April 15: Sunland Park Handicap, Copper Top Futurity.

Thorne Cup Championships — The El Paso Rhinos home ice, Hospitals of Providence Events Center next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano, will play host to the 2018 Western States Hockey League championship April 11-13. Game times are 7 p.m. Teams to be determined. Ticket information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com.

UTEP Tennis — UTEP’s home tennis matches are at El Paso Tennis Club, 2510 N. St. Vrain (in Arroyo Park). Admission is free. Information: 747-5347 or utepathletics.com.
• Friday, April 13: Texas A&M Kingsville. Noon.
• The UTEP team plays NMSU at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in Las Cruces.

Stop Human Trafficking 5K — El Paso Center for Children and Paso del Norte Center of Hope hosts its fundraising 5K run and 1 mile run/walk at 8 a.m. Sunday, April 15, at Memorial Park Reserve, 3100 Copper. Registration: $25 through April 13 at raceadventuresunlimited.com; $30 on race day. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663.
  Packet pick up is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, and 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the start line.

UTEP Softball — The Miners softball team’s home games are at UTEP’s Helen of Troy Complex. Ticket information: 747-6065 or utepathletics.com. April 14-15: North Texas. Game times are 2 p.m. Saturday (doubleheader) and noon Sunday.

El Paso Senior Games — City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department’s 36th annual games for those age 50 and older run through May 19 at various locations, Sponsored by United Healthcare, UTEP and Urgent Care Home Heath Inc. All participants have a chance to qualify for the Texas State Senior Games. Registration: $15 for 2 events and t-shirt, plus $5 for each additional event; $45 for all events. Includes t-shirt. Information, registration: 503-6544 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.


‘Waitless’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents the new dramedy by Cailin Harrison exploring the challenges of uprooting April 6-22 at Black Box Theatre in Las Cruces. Directed by Ceil Herman. Harrison will attend the opening weekend. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. select Sunday April 15 and 22; and at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.
  Shelly and Trent find love, top-notch careers, and excitement in New York City. But with a job transfer for Trent, they must swap this for a new life in London.

Las Cruces Space Festival — The inaugural festival coinciding with the 57th anniversary of the first manned space flight is April 12-14, with film screening, hands-on activities and more. All events are free, unless otherwise listed. Information: Visit Las Cruces at (575) 541-2444, lcspacefestival.com or on Facebook.
• Astronomy Discovery after noon events are 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, at the NMSU international Mall and Corbett Center, with “Yuri’s Kids” events and stargazing 5 to 10:30 p.m. along the mall the Tombaugh Observatory.
• A Space Showcase is noon to 6 p.m. Friday at Mesilla Valley Mall with presentations and activities
  Loterra Hall will host book signings during the Space Showcase Friday in Mesilla Valley Mall’s Barnes & Noble, at 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Coas Books in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall.
  Space talks are 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces on Telshor with Suzie Imber, and Stephen Reckie. and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Branigan Library on Picacho with Suzie Imber.
  A full-size replica of Spaceship II will be unveiled in front of City Hall at 2 p.m. Saturday, with photo ops until 8 p.m. Spaceship II is Virgin Galactic’s spaceship that will be used to carry commercial passengers into space from nearby Spaceport America.
  A Space Walk is 3:30 p.m. on Main Street from City Hall to the Plaza. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes representing their favorite space characters. Registration at 3 p.m.
  Making Space for Everyone activities, displays and food trucks are 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Plaza de Las Cruces on Main Street.
   A free “Public Expedition Mars Mission” is 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 3 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Challenger Learning Center, 505 N. Main. Grades 3 and older with parents welcome. RSVP required for missions at (575) 527-5855. An open house is 2 to 2:45 p.m. Saturday; no reservation needed.
  Free films are 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon Saturday, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main.
April 12: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
April 13: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
April 14: Toy Story.

One-Act Play Festival — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Downtown Mall, Las Cruces, hosts its one-act showcase Friday through Sunday, April 13-15, featuring original works by area playwrights and directors. Plays and times to be announced. Admission is free; donations accepted. For details, see “Stage Talk.” Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.

‘Bookends: Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years’ — 7 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Spencer Theater, Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Hailing from Stourbridge, England, Dan Haynes and Pete Richards are the members of Bookends, perhaps the finest Simon and Garfunkel tribute band in the world. Tickets: $39-$59. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.

Las Cruces Run/Walk for Autism — Hearts for Autism Fund will host its fundraising 5K and 10K runs and 1-mile fun walk at 8 a.m. Sunday, April 15, at La Llorona Park, 3440 Picacho in Las Cruces. Registration (by April 13): $20; $25 on race day; at raceadventuresunlimited.com. Information: Morgan Harding, (575) 491-0779.
  Packet pick up is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Natural Grocers, 3970 Lohman, and 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the start line.



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