El Paso Scene Weekly for Aug. 26-Sept. 2, 2019

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Boz Scaggs — The legendary musician’s “Out of the Blues Tour” is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Plaza Theatre, in promotion of his new Greatest Hits CD. Tickets: $39.50-$80 (Ticketmaster).
  Scaggs’ 1976 album “Silk Degrees” was a commercial breakthrough, reaching Number Two and remaining on the album charts for 115 weeks, spawning three Top 40 hit singles: “It’s Over,” “Lido Shuffle” and the Grammy-winning “Lowdown.” Scaggs spent much of the 1980s out of the music-biz spotlight, traveling, opening a family business, fathering young children and founding the San Francisco nightclub, Slim’s. He returned to the studio after an 8-year hiatus and released “Other Roads,” “Some Change,” ”Dig,” the Grammy-nominated ”Come on Home,” the unplugged ”Fade Into Light,” and the in-concert retrospective ”Greatest Hits Live.”

UTEP Football — The Miners open the season against Houston Baptist at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at Sun Bowl Stadium. Season tickets are $60 (general admission) $100-$330 reserved; $1,300 Captain’s Club. Family packs available for $198. Individual tickets to be announced. Information: 544-5234 or utepathletics.com.

Harvest Wine Fest — The New Mexico Wine Growers Association presents its Labor Day Weekend festival noon to 6 p.m. Saturday through Monday, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Las Cruces, featuring New Mexico’s best wineries, food trucks, artisans, and musicians.
  Admission: $30 for two people. Designated drivers and age 15-20; $10; kids under 15. Military: (with valid ID) and early bird general admission is $17. VIP admission: $40. Tickets available at holdmyticket.com. Miners must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. All adults must have valid ID, regardless of age; designated drivers encouraged. No pets, coolers or open containers allowed. Information: (575) 649-8994, vivavino@nmwine.com, nmwine.org or on Facebook.
  To get to the fairgrounds, take I-10 West toward Deming, then take the fairgrounds exit and follow the signs.

‘Rolling Stones’ Gem and Mineral Show — Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society’s 36th annual show is Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at the Grant County Veterans’ Memorial Conference Center, 3031 U.S. 180 East in Silver City. The show offers more than vendors, silent auctions, exhibits and demonstrations. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Admission is free. Information:(575) 654-4424 or rollingstonesgms.blogspot.com.
  The show features dealers from around the Southwest with mineral specimens, jewelry, and arts crafted from rock and gems. Quantities of “rough” stones are available for cutting and polishing work, as well as equipment and supplies.
  Rockhounding and educational field trips offered each day for Collecting, and Educational Speakers and Educational Displays such as the NMSU Zuhl Collection of Petrified Wood and the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

Taste of Downtown Silver City
— The annual benefit for Silver City MainStreet Project is 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, in downtown Silver City, with food samples from various menu items from different restaurants and shops, vendors and more at different locations. Tickets: $20 (for tastes at 15 locations), available in advance at Visitor Center, 201 N. Hudson, The Place, 201 Bullard or SilverCityMainStreet.com.
  Tickets available day of event at The Hub, 600 N. Bullard.


Nelly, TLC and Flo Rida
— The three top hip-hop artists perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $32.75-$72.75 VIP packages: $150-$250. (Ticketmaster).

Alfresco! Fridays —Radio La Chusma concludes the 17th annual free outdoor summer concert series 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Convention Center Plaza, presented by ElPasoLive. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0600.

El Paso Call to Worship — The Body United presents its 5th annual Nights of Unified Worship 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 30-31, at Coronado High School’s Lee Ross Capshaw Auditorium, 100 Champions Place. Doors open at 6 p.m. This year’s headliner is People and Songs, a group of worship singers and songwriters whose goal is strengthen and release the voice of the church. Everyone is invited regardless denomination or church affiliation. Tickets are free; available at eventbrite.com. Information: 996-1601 or elpasocalltoworship.com.

Pleasurekraft — The electronic music group performs a benefit show for El Paso Shooting Victims Fund at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at the Green Door Event Center, 875 Gateway East. All ages are welcome. Tickets: $20; available at SMGEvents.com. Additional donations to the fun may be made at epcf.org/victims.

El Mundo da Vueltas — The Latin music tour featuring T3R Elemento with Lenin Ramírez and Oscar Cortez is 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $40-$180 (Ticketmaster).

Baloney — The Spokane alt-rock group performs, Saturday, Aug. 31, at Love Buzz, 3011 Pershing. Information: 257-3118 or on Facebook at LoveBuzz915.

Mariachi del Divo — The mariachi that accompanied Juan Gabriel on tour internationally for more than two decades performs their “Alma de Juarez” Tour at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30-$85 (Ticketmaster).

Khalid — The five-time Grammy-nominated R&B singer comes home to El Paso 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center for a “A Night for Sanctity” concert benefiting victims of the Aug. 3 Walmart shooting. Other performers to be announced. Tickets are $33.20 to $73.20, but were sold out at press time. (Ticketmaster).
  The concert is sponsored by the Great Khalid Foundation and Right Hand Foundation.

Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625.
• The Aristocrats — The international super group featuring Bryan Beller, Marco Minnemann and Guthrie Govan performs at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26. Tickets: $20.
• Attila — 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28.Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 day of show.

Speaking Rock Entertainment Center — 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Mariachi music featured 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Check website for schedule of tribute bands. Most shows 18 and older. Admission is free,. Information: 860-7777, speakingrock.com or on Facebook.
• Molotov — The Mexican rockers perform an all ages show Thursday, Aug. 29, outdoors. Doors open at 5 p.m.
• Back to back concerts are 7 p.m. Aug. 31-Sept. 1, featuring cumbia singer Celso Pina Saturday, and Banda El Limon Sunday.

Khalid — The five-time Grammy-nominated R&B singer comes home to El Paso 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center for a “A Night for Sanctity” concert benefiting victims of the Aug. 3 Walmart shooting. Other performers to be announced. Tickets are $33.20 to $73.20 (Ticketmaster).
  The concert is sponsored by the Great Khalid Foundation and Right Hand Foundation.


‘Aging to Perfection’ expo — The Rio Grande Area Agency on Aging’s annual senior expo is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the El Paso Convention Center. Several booths offer health screenings, social and medical services, and other services and products for older adults, family caregivers and adult children caring for aging parents. Educational sessions offered. Free flu pneumonia shots while supplies last. Admission is free. Information: 533-0998 or riocog.org.

Minerpalooza 2019 — UTEP’s 29th annual back-to-school bash and pep rally is 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, on the UTEP campus, corner. The family-friendly event features fall sports teams, games, information booths and appearances by UTEP athletes, along with live entertainment, family activities, and beer and wine garden for 21 and older. Admission is free; food and activity tickets start at $1l sold separately. Miner game tickets will be sold. Information: 747-5648, minerpalooza.com or on Facebook.
  This year’s music lineup includes lovelytheband and Lemaitre, with DJ James Kennedy (as seen on “Vanderpump Rules”), and El Paso DJ Jake C.

St. Anthony’s Bazaar — The 54th annual Labor Day weekend festival is noon to 11 p.m. Saturday through Monday, Aug. 31-Sept. 1, at the St. Anthony’s Seminary, 4501 Hastings (at Crescent). The event offers food, games and live entertainment. Evening mass Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 566-2261 or Facebook.

St. Mark Fest 2019 — Saint Mark Church,11700 Pebble Hills, hosts its Labor Day weekend family festival 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, and 5 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 2,

All You Need Is...The Beatles — Kaleidoscope Art Space presents its the art market celebrating The Beatles 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at German Pub, 9530 Viscount, with performance by The Beatles United, and Beatles karaoke and cosplay contest. Admission is free; all ages welcome. Information: 630-4867 or KaleidoscopeArtSpace@gmail.com.

Archaeological Society rummage sale — El Paso Archaeological Society’s annual fundraising sale begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at El Paso Museum of Archaeology, 4301 Transmountain. All unsold items from the sale will be dropped off to the Discovery Shop with sales helping the Child Crisis Center. To make donations (including furniture or other large items), call (through Aug. 29) 449-9075 or nando79935@gmail.com. Information: epas.com or on Facebook.

EPCC Auction — El Paso Community College and Larry Otten Auctioneers will host a live auction at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Property Control Warehouse at EPCC’s Administrative Service Center, 9050 Viscount, Building B, with vehicles, computers, office equipment, laptops, electric equipment and more. Registration begins at 8 a.m.; item viewing is Aug. 30. Information: Aquiles Maldonado, 831-7867, Hilario Estrada, 831-8768, or Miguel Fraire, 831-7859.

Punk Rock Flea Market — Events are family-friendly, and free to attend. Information: 478-9971, elpasopunkrockfleamarket@gmail.com. Schedule on Facebook.
  “Another F**king Art Show” is 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Aug. 31, at Undisputed Craft House, 1881 Saul Kleinfeld, with more than 60 vendors, food, and Weenie dog adoptions from Luna’s Fosters Rescue. Family and pet friendly.

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing
— The 18th annual market summer hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, farmersmarketadc@outlook.com, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at FarmersMarket.
  Game Garden offers bocce ball, horseshoes, cornhole and washer toss.
  Animal Rescue League will host adoptions 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 31.

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 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays at the Hobby Lobby parking lot, 7930 N. Mesa. Admission is free. Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market.


— El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the Neil Simon comedy through Aug. 30. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 ($12 seniors, students, military and teachers; $9 children). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.

 ‘Disney’s High School Musical’ — Kids-N-Co. closes its season with the musical based on Disney Channel's smash hit movie Aug. 16-Sept. 1, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison, directed by Anthony Michael Stokes with the assistance of Raul Chavez, and musical direction by Ajith Kumar. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $7 ($5 students, seniors, military), available at the door. Information: 274-8797 or on Facebook at El Paso Kids-n-Co.
  It’s the first day after winter break at East High, The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations and look forward to the new year. Basketball team captain and resident jock Troy discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical.


El Paso Chihuahuas
— The city’s AAA baseball team wraps up its regular season home games Aug. 26-29 hosting the Salt Lake Bees at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Game time is 7 p.m. Tickets: $11-$30. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com..

Danny Ray Sanchez Memorial Run — The 6th annual 5K run and 1-mile fun walk benefiting the Danny Ray Sanchez Memorial Fund is Saturday, Aug. 31, at Montwood High School, 12000 Montwood. Information: raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Eagle in the Sun Triathlon — El Paso’s only USA Triathlon-sanctioned multi-sport race, with a 400m swim, 12-mile bike ride, and 5K run, is 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, at Ascarate Pool, 6900 Delta. Participants may race as an individual or as part of a relay team.
  Registration: $110 individual; $60 per person for 2-person relay; $55 per person for 3-person relay; $100 for aquabike (swim-bike). Registration at raceelpaso.com/eagle-in-the-sun.

Southern New Mexico

HawgFest — A weekend of motorcycles, music, food and vendors is Aug. 29-Sept. 1, at Walter Gerrell’s Performing Arts Center, 4012 National Parks Highway, in Carlsbad, N.M, with vendors, beer pong, mechanical bull tournaments, bikini contest, giveaways and more. Hours are noon to midnight Thursday through Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information: (575) 302-6722, hawgfest.net or on Facebook.
  Bike parade is 9 a.m. Saturday, from the Carlsbad Mall to the event site.
  Entertainment includes live bands, student show, movie premiers,
  Church service is 9 a.m. Sunday, with the official Ride to the Run at 10:30 a.m.

All-American Gun & Western Collectible Show — The 28th annual show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 1, at the Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Dr. Hundreds of guns, gun-related items, Indian artifacts, knives, cowboy gear and more will be on display. Proceeds benefit Lincoln County charities. Admission: $6 (free for under age 12). Age 18 and younger must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Information: (575) 257-6171 or trekwest.com/gunshow.

Cloudcroft Labor Day Hoopla — The annual family party is Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 1, on Burro Avenue in Cloudcroft. Street dance is 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday featuring CW Ayon, and family ice cream social beginning at noon Sunday, with a pie auction at 2 p.m. Admission is free. Information: (575) 682-2733 or 1-866-682-8777 or coolcloudcroft.com.

Franciscan Festival of Fine Arts — Holy Cross Retreat Center, 600 Holy Cross Road in Mesilla Park, will showcase the works of 80 to 90 area artists 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 1. The event includes an enchilada dinner, food vendors, silent auction, raffle, live music and beer garden. Admission is free; donations taken at the door. Information: (575) 524-3688 or franciscanfestival.org.

Hatch Chile Festival — The “chile capital of the world” holds its 48th annual celebration Saturday and, Aug. 31-Sept. 1, at the Hatch Airport on N.M. Hwy 26, 1 1/2 miles west of Hatch, featuring vendors, carnival rides, arts and crafts, chile food and ristra tying and painting demonstrations, live music, beer garden, mud volleyball, mariachi competition, and fresh roasted Hatch green chile and contests. Parade begins at 9 a.m. Saturday. Information: (575) 267-5483, hatchchilefest.com or on Facebook.

Celebrando Las Ámericas: A Family Fiesta — Casa Camino Real Bookstore, in collaboration with the Border Servant Corps, will celebrate books, art, music, and culture, with a day-long fundraising event beginning at 9 Saturday, Aug. 31, at Peace Lutheran Church, 1701 E. Missouri, in Las Cruces, with a pop-up book sale, Silent auction also planned. Proceeds benefit refugee families and the ongoing initiatives of the Border Servant Corps, including Libros Para El Viaje/Books for the Journey, which donates books to families. Volunteers and book donations needed. Information: Denise Chávez at Casa Camino Real Bookstore, (575) 523-3988 or comezon09@comcast.net.
  Storytelling with Adalucía Quan, children’s writer and artist begin at 10 a.m.
  Lotería Games for children and adults with Book Prizes is 11 a.m. with a “snack-esitos” sale at noon and arts activities at 1 p.m.
   A Celebrando Las Americas Concert with Jesús “Chuy” Martínez and Otilio Ruíz is 3 p.m., along with a reading by Loida Maritza Pérez, author of “Geographies of Home.” MC’s are Denise Chávez and Kari Lenander.

Albert Hammond — The legendary folk-rock and cinematic pop music writer, performer and recording artist performs 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 at the Spencer Theater, Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Tickets: $66-$69. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.

End of Summer Bash — Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M. hosts its Labor Day weekend bash 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, with concessions, jumping balloons, live music on the lawn, fireworks at 9 p.m. Admission is free 9 (jumping balloon tickets $10 per person); all ages welcome. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.

Ruidoso Downs Horse Racing — The track and casino is off U.S. 70 in Ruidoso Downs, N.M. The live racing season concludes Aug. 30-Sept. 2 with the 71st running of the $3 million All American Futurity on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2. Information: (575) 378-4431 or raceruidoso.com.

West Texas

Marfa Lights Festival — The 33rd annual festival that pays tribute to Marfa’s mysterious lights is Friday through Sunday, Aug. 30-Sept. 1 around the Presidio County Courthouse in Marfa, Texas. Activities over the Labor Day Weekend include food and crafts booths, a main street parade, contests, concerts and street dances in the Presidio Courthouse area. Information: marfacc.com.
  Events begin at 5 p.m. Friday, with vendors. Saturday morning starts with a fun run, golf tournament and a parade down Highland Avenue. Street concerts are Friday and Saturdays.

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