El Paso Scene Weekly for June 18-24, 2018
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El PaSO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
Glenn Miller Orchestra — The band performs many of the original arrangements of hits by the legendary Glenn Miller at 7 p.m. Monday, June 18, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $46, $55 and $64 (Ticketmaster).
Miller was the most successful of all the dance bandleaders back in the Swing era of the 1930s and ’40s. The orchestra, with 20 musicians and singers, performs such classics as “In the Mood,” “Moonlight Serenade,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Pennsylvania 6-5000,” “String of Pearls” and “Tuxedo Junction.”
‘Dale Gas!’ — Doña Ana Arts Council hosts a celebration of the lowrider culture with a concert and car show beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 22, in the courtyard next to the Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado, Suites B – D, in Mesilla.
Popular cumbia band from Mexico, Jarabe Mexicano, performs 8:30 to 10:15 p.m. and the NMSU DanceSport team will be on hand performing and getting people out on the dance floor. Food, beer, and wine will be available for purchase from Paisano’s Restaurant in the courtyard or inside the restaurant. Ticket: $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Tickets available at the DAAC office or at daarts.org. Information: (575) 523-6403 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Dale Gas!” translates to “give it gas” or “step on it!” Two car clubs, The Imperials Car Club El Paso and the Good Times Car Club of Las Cruces, will exhibit 12 to 15 stylish lowriders.
This event is inspired by the photography exhibit “Lowriders, Hoppers and Hot Rods,” on loan from the New Mexico State History Museum archives on display at the DAAC Arts & Cultural Center during June.
Timbiriche tribute concert —9-11 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. Admission is free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or Sunland-Park.com/entertainment.
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• Blood of the Beggar Tour — The death metal tour featuring Inanimate Existence, Last of Lucy, Fields of Elysium, and more is 6 p.m. Monday, June 18.
• Mandola — The metal band performs at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 23, with local opening bands Hereafter the Wave,
Hank of the Destruction Moose and Extremity.
• Otonana Trio — The party funk band performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 24.
State Line Music Series —8 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, at the State Line, 1222 Sunland Park. Admission is free; age 21 and older welcome. All customers asked to bring non-perishable food donation or monetary donation for El Pasoans Fighting Hunger. Information: 581-3371, WTxFoodBank.org or on Facebook at The State Line Bar-B-Q. June 20: Drew Fish Band.
Cool Canyon Nights — The 8th annual series of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at McKelligon Canyon, Amphitheatre, sponsored by WestStar Bank. Patio performance begins at 6 p.m. with headliner at 7 p.m. on the main stage. June 21: Radio la Chusma. Craft beers and food truck, vendors, photo booths and more also offered. Admission is free but space is limited. Information: 544-9550 or kisselpaso.com.
VIP ”Star Lounge” tickets are $10 at neonticket.com.
Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Hockey Dad — The Australian surf rock duo performs at 10 p.m. Friday, June 22, with Cold Fronts and Mt. Eddy. Tickets: $13-$15.
• Sundressed — The alternative band performs 9 p.m. Sunday, June 24.
Alfresco! Fridays — The 16th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays at Convention Center Plaza. June 22: Azucar (Latin rock, salsa). Presented by ElPasoLive.com and sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0600, alfrescofridays.com or on Facebook.
Club Here I Love You —115 S. Durango. Most events are at 9 p.m. and are 18 and older. Information: 307-7736 or on Facebook. Chus & Ceballos perform Friday, June 22. Admission: $5.
Music Under the Stars — The 35th summer concert series sponsored by GECU and presented by the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department features Noche Ranchera with Flore de Tolache 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, June 24 at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: elpasolive.com or on Facebook at Music Under the Stars.
Felipe Esparza — The comedian brings his popular “Bad Decisions” Tour to El Paso at 8 p.m. Friday, June 22, at the Plaza Theatre. The winner of NBC's “Last Comic Standing” has worked for years as a stand-up comedian, opening on the road for Gabriel Iglesias and Paul Rodriguez before going on his own. Tickets: $32.50 to $52.50 (Ticketmaster).
Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart — The comedy juggernauts share the stage at 7 and Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $79.75-$150. All tickets for the show will be sold through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan Platform. VIP packages available.
Chappelle is a stand-up comic, actor, writer and producer, best known for his “Chappelle’s Show” sketch comedy series and Netflix comedy specials. Stewart is a political satirist, producer, director and television host, best known as host of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central from 1999 to 2015.
ALSO THIS WEEK
Boarder City Game Convention — The 2nd annual tabletop gaming convention is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 22-24, at Nations Tobin Rec Center, 8831 Railroad, with more than 300 games to check out, raffles, tournaments, vendues, an escape room, panels, bingo and more. Information: boardercitygameconvention.com or on Facebook.
Advance badges (through June 20): $24 three-day ($14 age 6-12); $10.50 Friday ($6.50 age 6-12); $13.50 Saturday ($8.50 age 6-12) and $8.50 Sunday ($0 age 6-12).
Badges at the door: $30 three-day ($18 age 6-12); $12.50 Friday ($7.50 age 6-12); $16.50 Saturday ($10 age 6-12) and $9.50 Sunday ($5.50 age 6-12).
Gran Kermes de la Parroquia de San Juan Bautista — San Juan Bautista Church, 5649 Dailey, celebrates its 95th Anniversary with its kermes 4 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 11 p.m. Sunday, June 23-24, with food, loteria, games, entertainment, and a grand raffle featuring seven prizes. Information: 779-1583.
Summer Solstice Party — Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso Desert Botanical Garden, 4200 Doniphan (across from Frontera), hosts its family-friendly fundraising party 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 23, with birdwatching, wetlands tour, vendors, belly and flamenco dancers, yoga, fashion show by Pret-A-Porter, food by One Grub Community, treats by Red Raspberries and more. Tickets: $10 for age 14 and older. Information: 490-8571 or keystoneheritagepark.com.
UTEP Alumni Pick-Nic — The 7th annual UTEP alumni gathering is 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at YWCA Mary Ann Dodson Camp, 4400 Boy Scout Lane. Miner alumni, family and friends are welcome. for swimming, DJ music, watermelon eating contest, Zumba, jumping balloon and more. Tickets: $12 ($8 age 12 and younger and UTEP students); includes picnic style meal, beverage and activities. Information: 747-8600. Tickets available at alumni.utep.edu/pick-nic by June 18. Information at alumni.utep.edu or on Facebook.
The Pick-Nic is one of several at locations across the United States and Mexico for UTEP alumni.
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, email@example.com, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at FarmersMarketatADC.
Upper Valley Artists and Farmers Market — The artist and farmers market is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, at the Substation on Doniphan at Sunset. Admission is free. Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market.
‘Swan Lake’ — Compañia de Ballet Clasíco de la UACJ, under the direction of Maru Becerra, presents the romantic ballet in four acts at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 22-23, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission: $10. Information: 304-9245.
Swan princess Odette and the prince Siegfried go toe-to-toe with the villainous Von Rothbart.
‘Viva El Paso!’ — El Paso Community Foundation and El Paso Live present the 41st season of the summertime outdoor musical extravaganza with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through July 28, at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. July 20-21 performances in Spanish. Tickets: $24 ($16 ages 2-12, seniors 65 and older and military with valid ID). Tickets opening weekend (June 15-16) are $10. All tickets available at Ticketmaster. Information: ElPasoLive.com.
Created by Hector Serrano in 1978, “Viva! El Paso” depicts 400 years of the El Paso area’s rich history.
Burges High School’s Keith W. Townsend returns for the third year to direct the 72-member cast. The show will combine many of the popular songs, dances and characters from the past, such as the iconic deer dance, with a new one.
“This year’s show follows the script’s historical-cultural story line, however, some scenes have been trimmed, and a couple were replaced with dance theater segments,” Townsend said. The mariachi and saloon bands will be a more integral part of the production. The updated script is by Tony Award-winner Marty Martin, with music by Jim Ward, Gabriel Gonzalez and Cody Ritchey.
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-$30Information: 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. June 16-19: Memphis Redbirds.
CISM: International Women’s Soccer Tournament — Fort Bliss MWR hosts the Conseil International du Sport Militaire tournament June 22-July 1. Matches are 6:30 and 9 p.m. every night at Stout Track and Field. Finals are July 3, where the World Champion will be crowned. Spectator admission is free and open to the public. Information: 744-5794.
Opening ceremony Thursday, June 21 at Noel Parade Field, time to be announced.
Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM), which organizes more than 20 Military World Summer and Winter Championships in a variety of sports.
Mission Valley Duathlon — Race El Paso’s USAT-sanctioned 5K run/20K bike/5K run at 7 a.m. Sunday, June 24, at Tigua Recreation & Wellness Center, 11200 Santos Sanchez. Registration (through April 30): $60 individual duathlon; $45 two person relay; $30 three person relay; $30 5K.
Information: 256-1765. Registration at raceelpaso.com/mission-valley.
The first run is followed by a 20K bike on the historical Mission Trail/Socorro Road and the second run takes participants back through the Ysleta del sur Pueblo neighborhood.
Borderland Roller Derby — The next bout for the former “Sun City Roller Girls” is a doubleheader 6 p.m. Sunday, June 24, El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. Paisano, featuring Catrinas vs. Viudas Negras and Chuco Town Chulas vs. Las Diablas. Tickets: $10; ($7 with valid military ID; $1 for ages 10 and younger; or $8 each for pack of six) at brownpapertickets.com. Information: borderlandrollerderby.com or on Facebook.
SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO
Festival of Quilts — The Southern New Mexico Festival of Quilts is Wednesday through Saturday, June 20-23, at the Otero County Fairgrounds in Alamogordo, N.M. with the theme “Outer Limits-A Celestial Inspiration.” Admission: $7 one-day; $10 two-day. Information: (575) 437-4880 or snmfq.com.
Classes offered 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, with sessions by internationally renowned quilter and musician Ricky Tims, as well as classes by Pam Holland and Sue Rasmussen. Cost and schedule at snmfq.com.
A concert by Tims is 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 22, at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 N. New York. Tickets: $25 (admission free with paid admission to any of his sessions).
Fiesta Latina — A weekend of Latin cultures, rhythms, flavors, artisans crafts and tequila tasting is Friday through Sunday, June 22-24, at Old James Stadium in Western New Mexico University in Silver City, N.M. Most events are free. Fiesta VIP pass is $50 for all tickets events; available at fiestalatina.org. Information: (575) 538-6469.
Mercado is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Opening night dance is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in Old James Stadium with Nosotros and Santa Rueda Dancers. Tickets: $10.
Tequila Tasting is 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Tickets: $20, age 21 and older only.
Darren Cordova in concert is 9 to 11 p.m. Saturday, with opening acts Eve Ybarra y Su Conjunto Siempre at 7 p.m. Tickets: $20.
Other events include film lectures, continuous live entertainment, huachas and more.
Fourth Fridays at Alameda Park Zoo — The City of Alamogordo hosts free monthly summer events 6 to 10 p.m. the fourth Friday of the month during the summer months (June 22, July 27 and Aug. 24), at Alameda Park Zoo, 1321 N. White Sands, with live music, outdoor movie, food vendors, prizes, giveaways and more for the entire family. No pets or outdoor food and drink; alcohol service for age 21 and older offered. Admission is free. Information: ci.alamogordo.nm.us or on Facebook.
Ruidoso Marathon & Half Marathon — The marathon and half marathon, Schlotzky’s Bun Run 5K and Kids Run events are Sunday, June 23, at White Mountain Recreation Complex, 685 Hull in Ruidoso. Marathon begins at 6 a.m. and half-marathon at 7:30 a.m. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration at ruidosomarathon.com.
Cost: $65 full marathon, $55 half marathon through May 31; $75-$85 full marathon in June, $65-$75 half marathon in June. No race day registration.
The 5K is 5:10 p.m. and Kids Run is 5:30 p.m. at White Mountain Recreational Complex in Ruidoso, 685 Hull Road. Registration: $20 through May 31 (cost goes up in June). No race day registration. Kids dash is $10.
Packet pickup for 5K and Kid’s Run is 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the complete.
Brewdoso — Ruidoso’s inaugural festival featuring New Mexico craft beer and wine is noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24, at Wingfield Park, 801 Resort Drive, featuring brews, wines and spirits from around New Mexico. Proceeds benefit the community of Ruidoso. Tickets: $15 one day; $25 weekend in advance at eventbrite.com. Information: visitruidoso.com.