El Paso Scene Weekly for February 18-24, 2019

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EPSO’s ‘The Emperor’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bohuslav Rattay, presents guest pianist Daria Kiseleva, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22-23, in the Plaza Theatre. Selections include Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, op. 73 “Emperor”, and Prokofiev’s - Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, op. 100. Tickets: $16-$45; $9 and $11 for students (Ticketmaster). Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
  Opening notes with Dr. James Welsch are presented at 6:30 p.m. each night in the Philanthropy Theatre next to the Plaza.
  Kiseleva is the Gold Medalist in Solo and Concerto Division of the 2016 International Keyboard Odyssiad & Festival. On May 1, 2017, she became the first Grand Prize Laureate of the Impromptu! Drozdoff Audition, and was featured in a four-city recital tour in the 2017-2018 Impromptu! Classical Music Recital Series season.

Teresa Walters — The pianist performs 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Flickinger Center, 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Walters has performed as recitalist and orchestral soloist on six continents. Tickets: $9, $15 and $20. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.


UTEP Department of Music — Performances are at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets prices vary. Information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/liberalarts/music/.
• UTEP Wind Symphony performs 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19.
• A Horn Choir Concert is 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24.

Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• Metal and punk bands Necrot and Blood Incantation with local support Nyctophagia and Leptictidium perform at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18. Admission: $10.
• P*ssing Razors single release and signing is 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23.
• Entheos and Wolf King perform at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, with Mondoshawan,
Crafting and The Conspiracy Know//Suffer Tickets: $10

Yotto — The Finnish DJ and songwriter’s “Huperfall Tour” is 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Lowbrow Palace, 1101 Texas. Tickets: $10 (lowbrowpalace.com.).

Gabriel Iglesias — The comedian’s “Beyond the Fluffy” World Tour” is 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Iglesias is one of the few elite comedians who has headlined and sold out the Staples Center, Madison Square Garden and the Sydney Opera House. Tickets: $40-$75 (Fluffyguy.com and Ticketmaster).
  In addition to being one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians, Iglesias is also one of the most watched comedians on YouTube with more than 380 million views. He was recently featured in the Hollywood Reporter’s Top 40 Comedy Players of 2018 issue alongside comedy giants Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and Lorne Michaels. He is currently working on a comedy series for Netflix.

Julio Iglesias —
Arguably the most celebrated artist in Spanish and Latin music history performs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Plaza Theatre. Iglesias is the best-selling Latino artist and one of the top 10 best-selling artists overall with more than 300 million records sold in 14 languages. Tickets: $69.50-$114.50 (Ticketmaster).


Pet Fair — El Paso Parks and Recreation Department hosts its annual event to help pet owners respect and care for their pets 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Westside Community Park, 7400 High Ridge, with vets, adoptions, local pet-oriented vendors on-site promoting their programs, live entertainment and food vendors. Admission is free. Information: 212-0092 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.

Black History Month Parade and Rally — The annual Inter-Club Council Black History Month Parade begins at 10 a.m. February Feb. 23, at Montana and Pershing and travels east on Montana to Copia then south to Missouri ending at Mary Webb Park, 3401 E. Missouri. This year’s theme is “Black Migration.” A rally follows the parade noon to 3 p.m. in Mary Webb Park, with vendor booths, family activities and entertainment. Admission is free. Information: 861-1745 or elpasoicc@hotmail.com.
  Parade/booth entry fee is $75. Registration forms available at 861-0064.

El Paso Bridal Showcase — The longest-running bridal-focused event in the area is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Epic Railyard Center, 2201 E. Mills, with fashion shows, a VIP area, vendor rooms and more. Admission is free; VIP area tickets available soon. Information: 544-9550 or elpasobridalshowcase.com.

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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, farmersmarketadc@outlook.com, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at FarmersMarket.

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.

Upper Valley Artists and Farmers Market — The artist and farmers market is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, at the Substation on Doniphan at Sunset. Admission is free. Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market.


‘Always a Bridesmaid’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the comedy about four friends have sworn to keep the promise to be in each other's weddings…no matter what Feb. 8-24. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 ($12 seniors 62+, students, military; $9 12 and younger). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.

‘A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer’ — Star on the Mountain Production Company presents the Eve Ensler play at 7:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 21-23, at Seven Gods Entertainment, 3400 Fort Blvd. Proceeds from benefit Borderland Rainbow Center. Admission: $10. Information: staronthemountainep.weebly.com.


UTEP Women’s Basketball – The team hosts UTSA at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in the Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $5 general admission. information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com. The 60th season of the live racing runs through May 5. Post time is 12:30 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday. Sunday, Feb. 24: Curribot Handicap, Mine That Bird Derby, and Island Fashion Stakes

El Paso Rhinos - El Paso's Junior League ice hockey team  hosts the Oklahoma City Blazers at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday , Feb. 22-24, at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $5-$30. Free admission to active military with ID. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com.

Special Olympics Figure Skating — The 2019 figure skating competition begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, 4100 Paisano (at County Coliseum). Opening ceremony starts at 9:30 a.m. Spectator admission is free. Information: 533-8229 or on Facebook at SOTX19.


Las Cruces International Film Festival — Comedian, film and television star George Lopez and actor and producer Edward James Olmos will appear at the 2019 Las Cruces International Film Festival, presented by New Mexico State University and Visit Las Cruces Feb. 20-24.
  VIP passes are $150 for all events. Film and workshop access passes are $75. Daily screening passes are $20. Tickets and full schedule at lascrucesfilmfest.com.
  Single screening tickets, if available are $10; available in advance at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall.
  Olmos’s successful career as an actor and producer spans more than 30 years. He was nominated for an Academy Award and won the Golden Globe for his portrayal of Jaime Escalante in “Stand and Deliver.” Olmos will receive the Mark Medoff Humanitarian Award following a screening of his film “The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Tickets: $30.
  Lopez recently finished shooting the film “Walking With Herb” in Las Cruces with Olmos and Kathleen Quinlan. He is currently starring in “River Runs Red,” the LCIFF opening night film, with Taye Diggs, John Cusack, Luke Hemsworth and RJ Mitte. He will receive “Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment Award” at a VIP reception Thursday, Feb. 21, followed by a screening of his film “The Chicano” at 7 p.m. at Allen Theatres Cineport 10.
  Other special guests include actress/producer Beverly D’Angelo, actress Zoe Perry, writer/producer Dan Foster, and actress/producer Kathleen Quinlan.

Four Shilling Short — The husband and wife duo perform traditional and original music from the Celtic Lands, Medieval and Renaissance Europe, India and the Americas in a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in Las Cruces.
Tickets: $15; $10 12 and younger. Information: (575) 523-6403 or RioGrandeTheaftre.com.
  Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland and Christy Martin from California perform on more than 30 world instruments including Hammered & Mountain Dulcimer, Mandolin, Mandola, Bouzouki, Tinwhistles, Recorders, Medieval and Renaissance Woodwinds, Native American Flutes, North Indian Sitar, Charango, Bowed Psaltery, Banjo, Bodhran, Guitar, Ukelele, Doumbek, Percussion, vocals and a Krumhorn.

Gathering of Quilts — The Winter Quilters of Sierra County’s annual quilt Show is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22-23, at Ralph Edwards Convention Center, 400 W. Fourth, in Truth of Consequences, N.M., with about 100 quilts by local quilters, plus vendors and door prizes. Admission is free. Information: (575) 894-2959.

The Museum Rocks Gem & Mineral Show — The 6th annual gem and mineral show is Feb. 23-24, at New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces. More than 60 vendors from Arizona, California, Oregon, Texas, and Australia will sell both cut and uncut gemstones, rocks, minerals, fossils, meteorites, jewelry, jewelry-making supplies and more. The show includes educational displays, geology discussions, door prizes, children’s activities, and food and beverage for sale. Sponsored by Friends of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7 ($4 age 6-11; free for age 5 and younger); includes museum admission. Information: (575) 522-1232 or lcmuseumrocks.com.

‘Silent Sky’ — American Southwest Theatre Company presents true story of New England astronomer Henrietta Leavitt Feb. 22-March 3 at NMSU’s Center for the Arts in Las Cruces. Written by Laruen Gunderson and directed by Claudia Billings. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $17 ($14 seniors; $10 students; $5 high schools students with current I.D.) Tickets: (575) 646-41420 or nmsutheatre.com.
  Leavitt leaves the comforts of her rural home for the Harvard Observatory, Her ambition leaves both her family and her new colleagues perplexed. But with a single discovery, their views of themselves, each other, and the universe itself will be upended for all time.

Run with Your Doc — The 10K, 5K, 1-Mile Run/Walk benefiting Amador Health Center is Saturday, Feb. 23, at Doña Ana Community College-East Mesa Campus, 2800 Sonoma Ranch in Las Cruces. One-mile dash begins at 8 a.m. and 5K and 10 K races at 8:30 a.m. Registration: $30 for 10K and 5K, $20 for 1 mile through Feb. 17; youth 12 and younger $15 per event. Registration after Feb. 17 and on race day is $35. Information: Mike Coulter (915) 274-5222, Erin Underwood (575) 527-5482. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pickup is 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the Campus, and 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day.

— The pop and Christian singer performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M. Tickets: $20-$60.
. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.

MURPHY’S CELTIC LEGACY — The Irish company performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Spencer Theater, Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Tickets: $69-$75. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.

MRAC Indie/Folk SeriES — Abbie Gardner, dobro player and member of America Red Molly for 11 years, performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Buckhorn Opera House in Pinos Altos, near Silver City, N.M. Tickets: $20. Information: (575) 538-2505 or mimbresarts.org.

‘A Western Ode’ — Mesilla Valley Dance Eclectic presents its original family-friendly show inspired by story elements of the epic poem, “The Odyssey” 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23-24, at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Tickets: tktassistant.com. Information: mesillavalleydance.com.
  Follow the adventures of a girl who left home to move out west for a better life, is forced to navigate through a long series of wanderings and hardships to make her way back home. Original choreography by the members of Mesilla Valley Dance Collective tell a story through genres of dance ranging from classical ballet to modern dance.

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