El Paso Scene Weekly for Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2017

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Celebration of Lights Christmas Tree Lighting
— The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department and evolve Federal Credit Union present the 82nd annual evolve Credit Union “Celebration of Lights” Christmas tree and displays Saturday, Dec. 2, at San Jacinto Plaza. Information: 212-0092 or on Facebook at El Paso Parks and Recreation.
  The program starts at 4:30 p.m. counting down to the Tree Lighting at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Celebration of Lights Parade.
  Parade begins north of Campbell on Main Street, and proceeds left on Mesa Street to Overland, and left on Campbell to Myrtle.

Desert Crossing Holiday Market — Ardovino’s Desert Crossing will host its 13th annual market 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, in the Sunset Hall, featuring more than 100 local artists, craftspersons and vendors from the Farmers Market and guest artists. Santa will be on hand for pictures. Admission is free. Information: (575) 589-0653, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at ArdovinosDC.
  There is also an additional tent with more vendors on the new Camino Real Deck, as well as cooking demos by Chef Patrick Rosser from El Paso Community College.

WinterFest — El Paso Live with the Hospitals of Providence and Providence Children’s Hospital, hosts ice skating and various winter events through Jan. 1 in Downtown Arts Festival Plaza and surrounding areas. This year’s ice rink offers interactive features, along with holiday shopping, seasonal food and drinks, lights, décor and more. Skating is $8 ($7 military; $5 age 5 and younger); spectator admission is free; $1 skating discount for military personnel. Open seven days a week. Season passes: $35, good for one session per day. Tickets online at elpasolive.com. Information: 534-0600 or on Facebook at EPWinterfest.
  Discount days include $2 off Tuesdays with canned good donation. Skating fee with small toy donation Nov. 27-Dec. 3.
  Free holiday movies offered at the Plaza Theatre Sundays.
  Skating hours this week: 4 to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 4 to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 to 11 p.m. Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.


Lindsey Stirling
— The YouTube sensation bring her ‘Warmer in the Winter Christmas Tour” to El Paso at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $39.75 to $59.75. VIP experiences; including four-person packages some meet & greet experiences) range from $121.50 to $271.50.
  Stirling is a classically trained violinist, dancer and electronic music aficionado. She has grown from web star to 2017 Dancing with the Stars contestant, to New York Times bestseller for her book “The Only Pirate at the Party.”

Ozuna — One of the hottest reggaeton and trap singers in Latin music performs Thursday, Nov. 30, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano, for his “Odisea Society USA Tour.” Tickets: $61, $81, $101 and $126.50. (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-9899.
  The 25-year-old Dominican-Puerto Rican singer broke into the Latin music scene with his No. 1-ranked debut album, “Odisea,” and his 11 singles on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, including “Se Preparó,” “Tu Foto,” “En La Intimidad,” “El Pecado,” “No Quiere Enamorarse” and “Te Vas.”

Ricardo Montaner — The Argentinean singer-songwriter known for his romantic ballads performs at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $59-$200 (Ticketmaster).

‘A World of Guitar’ — Guitarist Nathan Conelius is this year’s featured artist for El Paso Pro-Music’s Young Artist Development Series in collaboration with the Peabody Conservatory and John Hopkins University, Nov. 28-Dec. 2 at various locations. The residency features appearances at schools, senior centers, and pop-up performances at various locations. Information: 747-8163 or eppm.org.
  Main performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in Las Cruces (location to be announced), and Friday, Dec. 1, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets: $25; $20 seniors, military; $5 youth.

Horizon Tour featuring California DJ Seven Lions — 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, with Tritonal and Kill The Noise, at Buchanan’s Event Center, 11540 Pellicano. All ages show. Tickets: $16 (eventbrite.com).

THE CREEPSHOW —  The psychobilly band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Tricky Fall, 209 S. El Paso. Tickets: $10. Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com, holdmyticket.com or ticketfly.com.

Giraffage — The electronic music producer performs 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, with Sweater Beats and Wingtip, at Lowbrow Palace, 111 E. Robinson. Tickets: $20-$25, at at lowbrowpalace.com.

Bazaars and fairs

San Elizario ChristKindleMarket and Tree Lighting — San Elizario Artist Guild’s 6th annual ChristKindle, a German tradition, is Friday through Sunday, Dec. 1-3, on the historic plaza, with crafts, gifts, German food and drink. Admission is free. Information: 851-0093 or sanelizariohistoricdistrict.org.

Putnam Holiday Fair — Putnam PTA hosts the holiday fair noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Putnam Elementary School, 6508 Fiesta, with more than 25 local vendors showcasing jewelry, art, woodworking, bake sale, face painting and free crafts for children, pictures with Santa and performances by the Putnam Falcons. Information: 203-4683 or putnam.episd.org.

St. Pius X Bazaar — St. Pius X English Evangelization Ministry hosts its annual arts and crafts fair 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at St. Pius X Parish Community Center, 1050 N. Clark, with jewelry, baked items, and handicrafts made by resident artists. The annual Blessing of the Cribs will also be held. Information: 929-1034.

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.


‘The Nutcracker’ Ballet — El Paso Ballet Theatre and UTEP’s 8th annual presentation of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet is 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Tickets: $15 to $25, available through Ticketmaster or the UTEP Ticket Office, 747-5234. Information: 760-6002 or elpasoballettheatre.com.

‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ — Kids-N-Co. presents the holiday show Nov. 24-Dec. 10, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison, directed by Arazelia “Sally” Perez, with musical direction by A.J. Kumar. Tickets: $7 ($5 children, students, senior citizens, military), available at the door. Show times and other information: 274-8797 or on Facebook at El Paso Kids-n-Co.

‘A Christmas Story’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the comedy by Philip Grecian. Dec. 1-10. 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.
  A young boy named Ralphie Parker only wants one thing of Christmas: a Red Ryder BB gun. It’s not sure he will ever make it to Christmas, between his brother Randy and the school bully, Scut Farkus.


UTEP Men’s Basketball
- The Miners’ home games are at the Don Haskins Center. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27: Lamar
• 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30: NMSU
• 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2: New Mexico

UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home games are in the Don Haskins Center. Ticket information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• Thursday, Nov. 30: New Mexico, 5:30 p.m.
• Saturday, Dec. 2: Houston Baptist.

Luchas Frontera — Lucha Libre wrestling sets are 8 p.m. every Friday at El Paso County Coliseum Pavilion. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $12 ($5 kids) in advance; $15 ($7 kids) at the door. Information: 850-4002 or emptypocketsentertainment.com

El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s new Major Arena Soccer League team hosts Turlock Express at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the El Paso County Coliseum, vs. Rio Grande Valley Barracudas. Individual tickets: $12 general admission; $20 box seating; kids admitted free with purchase of adult ticket. Information: 229-1416, elpasocoyotes.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

Miners Hockey Club — UTEP’s hockey team hosts University of North Texas at  3:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 2-3, at Hospitals of Providence Events Center, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $7-$20. Information: 491-7879, info@mindershockey.com, or minershockey.com.


La Casa Holiday Bazaar - The 27th annual holiday bazaar featuring regional vendors is Dec. 1-3 at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Avenue, Las Cruces, with booths of homemade arts and crafts; raffles; holiday treats and more. Hours are 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 (free for children under 12). Proceeds benefit La Casa Inc. shelter for victims of domestic violence. Information: (575) 526-2819 or lacasainc.org.

Ruidoso Festival of Lights —Information: 1-888-71-LIGHTS (714-4448) or ruidosonow.com/festival-of-lights. The annual “Parade of Lights” is 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, in downtown Ruidoso (from Sudderth/Mechem to Pizza Hut), featuring floats packed with seasonal decorations and lights. Toys for Tots will have a float for the event; parade-goers are encouraged to bring a toy to donate. This year’s theme is “Christmas Candyland.”

Carlsbad Winter Wine Festival — The festival is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Pecos River Village Conference Center, 711 Muscatel, in Carlsbad, N.M. (site of Christmas on the Pecos boat rides). Features wines from New Mexico wineries, arts and crafts, holiday entertainment. Tickets available from the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce. Admission: $10 in advance; $12 at the door (includes 10 tastings and souvenir glass). Information: Helping Hands Event Planning, (575) 522-1232 or carlsbadwinterwine.com.
  A VIP Party is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. Admission: $25 (VIP tickets sell out early).

‘Christmas in the Foothills’ — The historic Black Range town of Hillsboro, N.M. invites Christmas shoppers for a holiday studio walk 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Hillsboro Community Center, with a wide array of vendors selling specialty arts and hand-crafted gifts. Admission is free. Information: (575) 894-1698.
  The event includes the popular $49.99 Art Show and Sale, which began many years ago as a way for Hillsboro’s many artists, authors, and craftspeople to give back to the community at Christmas time. Each item in the Art Show will be sold for $49.99 to a winning ticket holder, and all items are guaranteed to be worth more than that.  
  Proceeds support several nonprofit organizations serving Hillsboro and the surrounding areas.
  Hillsboro’s Main Street merchants will celebrate the day with food, music, and special holiday offerings. Signs, holiday greeters in Santa hats, and village maps will direct visitors to Christmas in the Foothills and other village holiday events.
  Hillsboro is on Highway 152 about 17 miles west of I-25 at exit 63.

Christmas on the Pecos — One of America’s top holiday traditions, the boat tour along the Pecos River runs Nov. 24-Dec. 31 in Carlsbad, N.M. The 26th annual event showcases the winter wonderland of more than 100 festively decorated houses. Twelve to 15 tours are offered nightly 5:30 to 9:45 p.m.; ticket office opens at 4:30 p.m.  
  The 40-minute tours depart from Pecos River Village Conference Center, 711 Muscatel. The village includes a gallery full of Southwestern gifts and refreshments and holiday lights. Ticket are $15 Sunday through Thursday and $20 Friday and Saturday; $10 and $15 for ages 5-12 (4 and younger free with lap pass). Discounts for Eddy County residents. Tickets should be purchased in advance; many dates are sold out. Information: (575) 628-0952; Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce at (575) 887-6516 or christmasonthepecos.com.

‘Crimes of the Heart’
— No Strings Theatre Company presents the Beth Henley play, winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, Nov. 24-Dec. 10 at Black Box Theatre in Las Cruces. Directed by Nikka Ziemer. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2; and at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.
  Set in a small town in Mississippi, in 1978,the play focuses on the life of three sisters who face crisis after crisis separately and together.

‘Annie’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, presents the beloved musical Dec. 1-17. The story of the lovable orphan is by Thomas Meehan, with music by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin. Directed by Janet Beatty-Payne, with musical direction by Meagan Higgins. 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.


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