El Paso Scene Weekly for August 13-19, 2018

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NOCHE DE SONORA — Border bands Mi Barrio Colombiano, La Imperial Sonora, and La Skandalosa Sonora Xtrema perform 9-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, 1200 Futurity Dr. No cover. Information: (575) 874-5200 or Sunland-Park.com/entertainment.

Fort Bayard Birthday
— Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society celebrates the fort’s 152nd birthday Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Fort Bayard Museum, on the west side of the Parade Ground in Fort Bayard, N.M. (6 miles east of Silver City off U.S. 180). Information: (575) 388-4477 or (575) 574-8779. 
  Flag ceremony is 9 a.m.; museum opens at 9:15 a.m. In addition to the fort’s regular walking tour and old-fashioned games, rancher Mr. Deily Crumley, whose family’s ranch adjoins Fort Bayard, will speak on “Supplying Fort Bayard with Beef” at 10:45 a.m. followed by cake and ice cream at 11:30 a.m. 
  Dinner and evening musical performance “The West: Singing its Story” by Ramblin’ Ralph Estes is 6 p.m. in the New Deal Theater. Reservations: (575) 574-2576 or (573) 388-4862.

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs 7:30 a.m. to noon 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.
  The 3rd annual Touch a Truck event is Aug. 18. Kid's can let climb, cranes, ambulances, military vehicles, police cars, firetrucks, dump trucks, front loaders, cement mixers and more. Live music 9 a.m. to noon.


— The Argentine singing duo of Joaquín and Lucía Galán performs at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $48-$110 (Ticketmaster).
  Famed for their romantic songs and original style, the couple have sold over 12 million records in Argentina and 25 million worldwide.

Chingo Bling — The rapper and comedian performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Abraham Chavez Theatre for his “Puro Hustle Tour.” Tickets: $25-$35 (Ticketmaster).
  Chingo Bling is known for his Latino stand-up and many viral videos, including his comedic web series and musical parodies.

— 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Club Here I Love You, 115 S. Durango. Tickets: $16.62. Tickets at eventbrite.com. Information: 307-7736 or on Facebook.

Sofía Nino de Rivera — The Mexican stand-up comic and actress performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at The Plaza Theatre. Sofia Nino de Rivera is a pioneer in the genre in Mexico and throughout Latin America. She has performed on stages worldwide for the past seven years, and has received recognition such as Mexico City-ite of the Year by “Chilango Magazine.” Tickets: $48-$120 (Ticketmaster).

Summer Salt — The Hawaii indie band performs 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, with The Symposium at Lowbrow Palace, 111 E. Robinson. Tickets: $12-$15. Surcharge for ages under 21. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.

Filth/Vctms/Reign — The bands will co-headline at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, with Cloud 49 and Dim Aurora, at Rockhouse Bar & Grill, 9828 Montana. Admission: $5; all ages show. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.


Our Lady of the Valley Bazaar — Our Lady of the Valley Church and School, 8600 Winchester, hosts its annual kermess 5 p.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday, and 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17-19 with live music, games, food, pony rides, and vendors. Admission is free. Information: (Parish Office) 859-7939 
  The 2nd annual OLV Car Show is 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Registration is $15 per car. Information: Alberto at 502-5973.

San Judas-St. Jude’s bazaar — St. Jude Catholic Church, 4006 Hidden Way (off Doniphan), hosts its 40th annual kermes 5 to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Aug. 17-19, with live music, games, food and more. Admission is free. Information, hours: 584-1095 or on Facebook at StJudeElPaso.

John Wesley Hardin’s Demise — The Concordia Heritage Association’s John Wesley Hardin “Secret Society” annual commemoration is 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Concordia Cemetery, 3700 Yandell. The event marks the infamous gunslinger’s 1895 fatal shooting with a special gravesite ceremony and reenactment by Six Guns and Shady Ladies and historians at 7 p.m. There will also be the annual “Toast to John Wesley.” Short ghost tour follows. Bring lawn chairs, flashlight and closed-toe shoes. Old West attire encouraged. Admission: $5; free for age 5 and younger). Information: 581-7920, 591-2326, concordiacemetery.org, or on Facebook at JohnWesleyHardinSecretSociety.
  Proceeds from the event benefit the preservation and restoration of the cemetery, including the recently added Military Memorial. 
  Hardin moved to El Paso in 1895 after his release from prison. He was shot to death in Aug. 19, 1895, by Constable John Selman. Hardin was 42, and claimed to have killed 30 men.

Mexican Food Fiesta — The Mexican food event is 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at San Jacinto Plaza, with gorditas, tacos, clamatos and other Mexican food vendors, and live entertainment. There will also be a Mercadito and a live art competition with art from local and regional artists. Admission is free; food tokens are $2 each. Information: 544-9550 or klaq.com.

El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18-19, at Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway, at Boeing. Admission: $5 for both days (private readings not included with admission). Free admission with active duty military ID. Information: 345-6245 or elpasopsychicfair.com.

Mission Trail Art Market — Area artisans and craftspeople display their fine arts and crafts 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month (Aug. 19) on the third Sunday of the month March through November in the historic Veteran’s Memorial Plaza in San Elizario with food and drink, concessions and entertainment. Shows are offered on the outdoor stage at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., with live music, folklorico and other dancers, and reenactments by the Pistoleros gunfighters. Pets welcome. Admission is free. Information: 851-0093 or missiontrailartmarket.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.

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.


‘The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, opens its 55th season with the comedy by John Bishop Aug. 3-19. 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.
  After three chorus girls were murdered in the Broadway flop “Back Door Slasher,” the creative team assembles to audition for a new show.

‘A Night in Spain’
— The two-act show featuring highlights from two renowned ballets set in Spain, “Don Quixote” and “Carmen,” is 6 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18-19, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Other dance styles presented in this showcase include jazz, contemporary, lyrical, tap, partnering, folklorico, and flamenco. Admission is free. Information: 727-3168.

Raymond Orta presents Mario Salazar — The comedians perform a special one-night engagement at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at the El Paso Comic Strip, 1201 Airway. Tickets: $20 ($25 VIP and reserved). Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233), elpasocomicstrip.com.


El Paso Chihuahuas
— The city’s AAA baseball team plays home games at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Tickets: $11-$30. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com. Regular game time is 6:35 p.m. weeknights; 7:05 Friday and Saturday and 6:05 p.m. Sunday. Aug. 16-19: Las Vegas 51s. Bark at the Park bring your dog day Sunday.

LiveFit EP Fitness Festival — The 4th annual event, including the Atomic Desert Games crossfit-style competition, is all day Saturday, Aug. 18, at El Paso Convention Center. Fitness competitions include karate, jiu jitsu, bodybuilding, powerlifting and more, along with about several booths. Information: 306-3383 or livefitep.com.
  Spectator tickets for the Desert Games are $12.50; free for 10 and younger. Information: elpasodesertgames.com.
The NPC El Paso SX Championships include several categories for men and women, with pre-judging beginning at 8:30 a.m. and finals at 6:30 p.m. Information: npcelpaso.com.
  Martial Arts include the 15th Annual Battle of the Champions karate open to all levels and ages, and Desert Jiu Jitsu Championships tournament.

El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame — The 31st annual Induction and Awards Banquet is at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at Wyndham El Paso Airport, 2027 Airway. Inductees are Carlos Licon, George Arrieta, Dr. Wayne Aboud, Bryan Tambone and Larry Vucan. Tickets: $30. information: 494-7710 or elpasobaseballhalloffame.org.
  A Golf Tournament is 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Fort Bliss Underwood Golf Course. Three-person scramble. Cost: $100 per player. Information: Leo Caraveo, 328-7821 or LeoCaraveo@lcarav@yahoo.com.

UTEP Women’s Soccer — Home games are at UTEP’s University Field. Ticket information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com. Aug. 17: Lubbock Christian, 7 p.m.

UTEP Volleyball — Exhibition game against Universidad Regional del Norte is 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Memorial Gym. Ticket information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com. Home games:

HomeRun for the Homeless — Edward’s Homes/ERA Sellers, Buyers and Associates host the 5th annual 5K and Kids Dash benefiting El Paso’s Opportunity Center for the Homeless at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Clock Tower at Southwest University Park on Durango Street, rain or shine. Cost: $25 per event; $15 Kids Dash; $30 race day ($20 Kids Dash). Registration at raceadventuresunlimted.com.
  Packet pick up is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 16-17, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, Suite 205, and 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the start line.

Trailblazer 5K — The 5K run and 1-mile walk benefiting Spinal Cord Injury Foundation’s Gridiron Heroes is 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at Americas High School, 12101 Pellicano. Registration: $20 per event ($25 on race day). Information: Mike Coulter at coultercmike@yahoo.com or racedaventuresunlimited.com. 
  Packet pick-up is 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at the school; race day pick up and registration is 7 to 7:45 a.m. at the start line.


‘The Laramie Project’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall opens its season with the play by Moises Kaufman and the member of Tectonic Theater Project Aug. 10-26. Directed by Wil Kilroy. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15 ($12 student, military and seniors, $11 per person groups of 10 or more) Tickets: $25 ($15 student). Angel Tickets (includes post show meet-and-greet) are $50. Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
  Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half, in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Matthew Shepard.

Divided Heaven — The LA rock band performs 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Art Obscura Gallery, 3206 Harrelson, in Las Cruces, with local opening acts Curio Klatch and The Southwest Orchestra. Information: (575) 494-7256.

‘Indoor/Outdoor’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents the comedy by Kenny Finkle Aug. 17-Sept. 2 at Black Box Theatre, 430 N Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. Directed by Ceil Herman. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sunday Aug. 26 and Sept. 2; and 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.
  The play is about a kitten that leaves home to find herself, finding kindness and love in the process.

Tony Kishman’s Live & Let Die — Kishman’s tribute to Paul McCartney is 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Spencer Theater for Performing Arts  in Alto, N.M.  Tickets: $39-$79. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.

Run to the Copper Country Car Show – The 25th annual car show is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Gough Park in Silver City, N.M., with vendors, refreshments, raffles, and a trophy winner parade. Sponsored by Copper Country Cruizers. Admission is free; registration is $35 per car. Information/registration: (575) 313-9700, (575) 574-2186 or coppercountrycruizers.com or on Facebook.
  Registration is 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Holiday Inn Express, 1103 Superior, with a hot dog burn at 5:30 p.m. and Oldies dance 6 to 8 p.m.
  The Cruizers are a family oriented auto club, limited to vehicles from 1973 and earlier.

Music in the Park — The Las Cruces summer concert series is 7 p.m. Sundays at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada. Aug. 19: Reviva (original ska, reggae, world music) and Bubba Kush Band (classic rock). No pets allowed. Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2550 or las-cruces.org.

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