El Paso Scene Weekly for April 16-22, 2018

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Sun City Craft Beer Festival — The Downtown El Paso celebration of craft beer is 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday April 21-22, at the El Paso Convention Center Plaza. The two-day event features more than 150 national, regional, local and newly released craft beers, ciders, wine and mixed drinks, as well as a game zone, food trucks, vendor booths, a liquor lounge, live bands and djs. Age 21 and older only. Early bird tickets: $20 general admission per day; $35 for both days. VIP tickets available, with early access one hour before general admission ticketholders; available at suncitycraftbeerfest.com.

Career Day Fair
— El Paso Chapter, The Links, Inc. hosts its career fair 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at El Paso Community College (EPCC), 9050 Viscount, Building A. The fair is a collaboration of professional presenters who will showcase their careers in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM). This event includes College Prep and scholarship information. Information: Bonita Johnson, 479-1252 or bonita255@aol.com; or Rita Wheelright 526-1116 or rweplinks@gmail.com.

‘First Thanksgiving’ — The 29th annual reenactment of the First Thanksgiving of the Southwest of Juan de Oñate and his expedition of the first Spanish settlers in this area in April 1598 is presented by El Paso Mission Trail Association at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the Socorro Mission, 328 S. Nevarez (at Socorro Road). Admission is free. Information: 851-9997 or visitelpasomissiontrail.com.
A variety of museums and historic attractions will offer booths and exhibit. Exhibitions include the Irvin High School Bicycle Club and the Parkland High Fencing Club. Entertainment include the Pebble Hills High School Choir and the Ysleta Drum Corps.
Zarzuela arias will be performed beginning at 3:45 p.m., directed by Joe Estala, and featuring Cynthia Hill, Roger Herrera, Steven Avila, Liliana Labrado, Allen Thompson and Dr. Ezequiel Meza.
Food, music and historical booths are also part of the event. History exhibitor booths will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets for most shows are $10 general admission; $12 day of show, unless otherwise listed. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Valley Queen — L.A. rock band, 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 17. Tickets: $8-$10.
• La Santa Cecilia — Modern cumbia band, 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 18. Tickets: $17-$20.
• Sextile — Indie band, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21. $10 general admission; $12 day of show.
• Banditos — Southern rock band, 9 p.m. Sunday, April 22. $10 general admission; $12 day of show.

ZZ Top — Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famers Billy F. Gibbons, Frank Beard and Dusty Hill perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. The “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” released their “Live! Greatest Hits From Around The World” album in 2016 with 15 songs recorded live in 13 cities across three continents. Tickets: $47.25 to $147.25 (Ticketmaster).

UTEP Department of Music — Performances are at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets prices vary; most performances are $5 ($3 students/military; free for UTEP faculty, students and staff).Information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/liberalarts/music/.
• Mariachi Los Mineros perform their springtime concert 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19.
• Violin/Viola Studio Recital is 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22. Admission is free.
• UTEP Percussion Ensembles, in collaboration with El Paso Scholastic Honors Percussion Ensemble, perform at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 22, with contemporary works including a non-conventional composition for steel pan ensemble by Dave Hall, and popular selections by Treviño, Westlake, Bobo and jazz guitarist, Pat Metheny.

Calexico — The Tex-Mex indie rock band performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso, with Ryley Walker. Tickets: $25-$30. Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com.

Maluma — The popular Colombian reggaeton singer returns to El Paso at 8 p.m. Friday, April 20, at El Paso County Coliseum. His performance earlier this year sold out. Tickets: $50.50, $80.50, $100.50, $120.50 and $150.50 (Ticketmaster).
  At just 23, the talented singer-songwriter has been soaring on the Latin charts, most recently behind the hits, “Felices Los 4,” which peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, and his latest release, “Corazón.” He is one of social media’s most popular artists with more than 23 million Facebook fans, 4.7 million Twitter followers and 29.3 million Instagram followers.
   The multiple Latin Grammy Award and Billboard Latin Music Award nominee is still enjoying the success of his 2015 album, “Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy,” and its top songs, “Sin Contrato” and “El Perdedor,” as well as his hit collaborations “Chantaje” with award-winner Shakira, and popular party track “Vente Pa’ Ca” with Ricky Martin. His forthcoming album is titled “X.”

El Paso Wind Symphony — The wind Symphony directed by Ron Hufstader, performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, featuring the recipient of the EPWS Young Musician’s Award. Tickets: $10 ($5 students, military, seniors). Information: elpasowindsymphony.com.

Sons of Texas — The rock band performs at 8 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Rockhouse Bar and Grill, 9828 Montana, with Texas Voodoo Stomp, Here After The Wave and Hyproglo. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 day of show. Information: 591-7625.

Club Here I Love You — “CHILY” is at 115 S. Durango. Tickets on eventbrite.com. Information: 307-7736 or on Facebook.
• Ramon Tapia — 9 p.m.Friday, April 20. $10-15
• Sean Tyas — 9 p.m.Saturday, April 21. Tickets: $20-$25.

15th Anniversary Freestyle Explosion — The “old school” jam is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with Lisa Lisa, Stevie B, Exposé, Taylor Dayne, Debbie Deb, Trinere, Connie, TKA, K7 and Timmy T. Tickets: $28-$49.50 (Ticketmaster).

El Mariachi Los Camperos — The two-time Grammy-winning mariachi troupe performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Plaza Theatre, with special guests Ballet Folklorico, Orgullo de Mi Tierra an other notable mariachis. Tickets; $25-$75 (Ticketmaster).

Young Dolph — The rapper performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $20-$60 (Ticketmaster).

Piano Recitals — The El Paso Music Teachers Association hosts its students in classical piano recitals at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: (915) 532-7273.


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.
  Earth Day celebration is April 21, with children’s activities on the three “R’s” (reduce, reuse, recycle), and a chance to plant their own herbs or sunflowers.

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.

Junior Ranger Day — Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, presents family and children’s programs 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21, as part of National Junior Ranger Day. Dress for the weather and bring water and snacks. Admission is free. Information: 532-7273 or nps.gov/cham.
  Park rangers from White Sands National Monument, Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, and Carlsbad Caverns National Park, as well as Chamizal National Memorial, will be on hand to present interactive programs that encourage kids to learn, explore, and protect national parks. Park mascots Chami the Squirrel, Riley Roadrunner, Lupe the ringtail, and Carl S. Bat will be available for photos.

Lower Valley Health Fair — The annual health fair is 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 21, at Americas High School, 12101 Pellicano, with more than 80 agencies providing free health screenings such as blood sugar, cholesterol, pap smears, blood pressure, immunizations, hearing and vision screenings. Admission is free. Information: 937-2018 or sisd.net/Page/40042.

‘Party for the Planet’ — El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano, will host special Earth Day exhibits and activities are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, as well as a celebration of baby orangutan Khaleesi’s third birthday. Zoo admission is $12 for ages 13 to 59; $9 for ages 60 and older and active duty military (including spouse) with ID; $7.50 ages 3 to 12; and free for ages 2 and under. Zoo members admitted free. Information: 212-0966, elpasozoo.org, or on Facebook at ElPasoZoo.


CASA Gala – CASA of El Paso hosts its annual fundraiser gala Thursday, April 19, at 150 Sunset Event Center 150 Sunset, with live and silent auctions, dinner and a showing of the short film “Emily’s Dragon. Ticket information: 225-5214 or casaofelpaso.com.
  CASA of El Paso trains and supports volunteers from the community to advocate for abused and neglected children who need representation in the family court system.

DMRS Breaking Walls Walk/Run — The  1 Mile Fun Walk/Run benefiting Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. is 7 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S San Marcial. First 200 registrants receive a free T-shirt for the event. Cost: $20 preregistration; $25 day of event. Information: (915)532-3975 ext. 213, or dmrs-ep.org.

‘Jewelry For A Voice’ — En Voz Alta, a non-profit organization that supports children with hearing loss, hosts its 7th annual dinner and silent jewelry auction 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at El Paso Club, 201 W. Main (18th floor Chase Building), with jewelry both designed and crafted from artisans as part of a contest and from local jewelry stores, raffle items, gently used jewelry for sale, jazz music, hearty hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. Tickets: $50; age 18 and older admitted; available at elpasochildrensfoundation.org. Information: 521-7229, ext 80524.
  The event raises money to purchase hearing aids for needy children, and to fund activities for them.

Relay for Life — The American Cancer Society hosts the annual overnight event beginning 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Burges High School, 7800 Edgemere. Team members take turns walking around a track or designated path. Each event is 6-24 hours in length and each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. Participation is free for all ages. Information: 633-1231 or relay.acsevents.org.

March for Planet Earth — Frontera Water Protection Alliance hosts a march and Earth Day Celebration Sunday, April 22, starting at San Jacinto Plaza, Downtown, with guest speakers, musical, and spoken word artists Gris Muñoz, Lyla June Johnston, Amalia Mondragon, A. Billy Free, Artson, Tara Trudell and others. Food and drink vendors available, as well as art and handmade items, plants, seeds, and other locally produced goods. Times to be announced. Admission is free. Information: 861-4384 or on Facebook at FronteraWaterProtectors.


EPCC Faculty Art Showcase — El Paso Community College’s 2018 annual Juried Student Art Exhibition runs April 3-17 at the Administrative Service Center Foyer, Building A, 9050 Viscount, as part of the Spring Art Festival. Admission is free. Information: 831-2393 or epcc.edu/events/artsfestival.  Closing reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17.

El Paso Artists Studio Tour — The 11th annual tour is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 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 21-22 artists and studios: Melinda Etzold, Francisco Romero, Daniel Padilla, Carmen Navar, Richard Cadenhead, Cheryl Kilian-Hoffer, Terri Wenner, Candy & Charlie Mayer, Krystyna Robbins, Nina Eaton, Rami Scully, Terry Wright and Stephanie Romero.


‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in the UTEP Student Union West building, presents the 35th Anniversary Production of the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Weber musical for the whole family April 20-May 6.
  Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner matinees are Sunday 2:30 p.m. April 29 and May 6; dinner matinee is 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22. Tickets: $33.50 to $43.50 Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday discount dinner performances; $36.50 to $48.50 (Friday and Saturday dinner performances), and $19.50 to $29.50 no-dinner matinee performances (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.
  Arguably one of the most popular musicals in the world and one of the most enduring shows of all time, “Joseph” is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors. This musical is full of catchy songs in a variety of styles, from a parody of French ballads (”Those Canaan Days”), to country-western (”One More Angel in Heaven”) along with the unforgettable classics “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.”

Lend Me A Tenor’ — El Paso Community College Theater Ensemble presents the comedy by Ken Ludwig April 20-29 at Transmountain Campus Forum Theater, 9570 Gateway North, directed by Matthew Smith. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 ($10 non-EPCC students and military; $7 EPCC students and staff and senior citizens); available at the door. Ages 7 and older only admitted. Reservations: 831-5056.

‘Love From a Stranger’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, closes its season with the Agatha Christie mystery April 20-May 12. Directed by Frieda Voeks. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 ($12 seniors 62+,students, military). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
  Cecily Harrington has led a staid and proper existence, and yearns for adventure after winning a large amount of money. When a charming stranger sweeps her off her feet, she soon learns a ghastly truth about her new love.


El Paso Chihuahuas
— The city’s AAA baseball team’s home games are at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Tickets: $11-$30. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com. 6:35 p.m. Monday, April 16: Las Vegas 51s..

Chihuahuas High School Baseball Series — El Paso Chihuahuas and Sarah Farms hosts the inaugural high school series through April 24 at Southwest University Park Downtown with 14 schools participating. Games are free and open to the public. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
• 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17: Hanks vs. Bel Air
• 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21: Cobre vs. Faith Christian

UTEP Softball — The Miners softball team’s home games are at UTEP’s Helen of Troy Complex. Ticket information: 747-6065 or utepathletics.com.
• 3 p.m. Monday, April 16: New Mexico
April 20-21: Ole Miss. Game time is 7 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino
— 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com. The 2018 live racing season conclude Tuesday, 17. Post time is 12:30 p.m.

AO’s Gift of Life Walk/Run
— The 3rd annual 5K walk and run to raise organ donor awareness is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 21, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Proceeds benefit El Paso Children’s Hospital. Entry fee: $25; $15 each for teams of 10; $10 kids age 12 and younger. Information: aosgiftoflife.com or on Facebook at AO's Gift of Life.

‘Mighty Mujer’ Triathlon — The all-female “sprint” and “super sprint” events benefiting the Center Against Family Violence begin 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at Memorial Park Pool, 3251 Copper. Two distances offered this year: 300-yard swim/18 mile bike/3-mile run; or 300-yard swim/9.3 mile bike/2-mile run. Cost for either distance: $100 through March 31; $110 April 1-21. Information: Race El Paso at 229-5656 or gg@raceelpaso.com. Online registration at raceelpaso.com/mighty-mujer.
  Teams of 2, 3 or 4 women can compete against others in three separate categories: mother/daughter; family; girlfriends (must indicate category and team name at time of registration). Participants must be 12 or older. USAT rules apply.

El Paso Roller Derby
— The season opening bouts are 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at Nations Tobin Recreation Center, 8831 Railroad. The doubleheader features TexPistols vs. a team to be announced, followed by a game with the two home teams, BeastMode vs. Hooligans. Cost: $10 in advance; $12 at the door; $5 for military; free for age 10 and younger. Season tickets: $50. Information: (623) 285 4670, eprollerderby.com, or on Facebook at eprollerderby.
  The teams are part of the Women's Flat Track Roller Derby Association

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.
• Race Walk (1500m and 3000m walks) are 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at Eastwood (Album) Park, 3110 Parkwood.
• Basketball is 8 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at Acosta Sports Center, 4321 Delta ($45 team fee).


‘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.

Tour of the Gila Bike Races — The 32nd annual stage bicycle races are April 18-22 in Silver City, N.M. More than 500 athletes compete in professional and amateur bicycle races ranging from 168 to 340 miles in length, including three road races, and individual time and men’s and women’s criterium races. Thousands of dollars in cash prizes offered. Registration fees: $160-$200, depending on category. Information: (575) 388-3222 or racemistress@tourofthegila.com. Entry forms available at tourofthegila.com.
  Tour of the Gila includes divisions for all skill levels, as well as activities for all ages and abilities. The top men’s and women’s divisions will race for five consecutive days, covering hundreds of miles.

‘A 60 Year Gala’
— Alamogordo Music Theatre’s presents gala performance celebrating their 60th anniversary 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 20-21, at the Flickinger Center, 1110 N. New York in Alamogordo. The revue performance features music from many Broadway and cinematic productions. Tickets to be announced. Information: alamogordomusictheatre.org or on Facebook.

Southern NM Earth Day Festival — City of Las Cruces, NMSU, Dona Ana County, Green Chamber of Commerce, and South Central Solid Waste Authority host the festival 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Plaza de Las Cruces on Main Street, with music, kids’ activities, educational booths, science march, raffles, local food, recycle fashion show and more. Information: (575) 541-2177.

Red, White and Blues Festival — Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society hosts its 5th annual blues festival 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at St. Clair Winery and Bistro, 1720 Avenida de Mesilla, in Mesilla, N.M. with headliner John Nemeth and the Blue Dreamers, 24/7 Blues Band and Border Blues All Stars. Bring a lawn chair or blankets and sunscreen; no outside food or drink allowed; food and drink available for purchase.
  Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Information: mvjazzblues.net.

ABBA Fab — Grant County Community Concert Association closes its season with the “Ultimate ABBA Tribute” at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at WNMU Fine Arts Auditorium in Silver City. Tickets: $20 ($5 students 17 and younger). Information: (575) 538-5862 or gcconcerts.org.
  ABBA Fab is the product of the hit Broadway musical, “Mama Mia.”

Mesilla Valley’s Got Talent — Mesilla Valley Rotary Club’s 17th youth talent show competition is 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Children from all over the county are invited to participate. Acts often include singing, dancing, improvisational acting and music. Contestant benefit from coaching by local celebrities. Tickets: $5 general admission at the door. Information: riograndetheatre.org.

‘Cinderella’— State Street Ballet presents its light-hearted retelling of the favorite fairy tale at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the Spencer Theater, Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Choreographed by Rodney Gustafson, former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer. Tickets: $39-$69. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.

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