El Paso Scene Weekly for Sept. 3-8, 2019

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Shakespeare on-the-Rocks —
Shakespeare on-the-Rocks’ 31st season runs Sept. 6-22, at El Paso Community College’s Transmountain Campus Forum Theatre. This season is in partnership with EPCC in celebration of the college’s 50th anniversary. Sept. 6-8: “The Taming of the Shrew,” directed by Hector Serrano. Showtime is 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $10 ($8 for students with valid ID, seniors 65 and older, active military; $6 group rate for 10 or more; available in advance online or at the EPCC Valle Verde Campus cashiers. Information: 540-3813,shakespeareontherocks.com or on Facebook.

Magic Morning Market — The Marketplace at Placita Santa Fe, 5034 Doniphan, hosts an indoor and outdoor market 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 7, with vendors, music, face painting, yoga and a special breakfast menu at Magic Bistro. Information: 585-9296.

Tequila & Margarita at the Park — Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M., hosts the evening of tequila sampling and live music 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, with more than 50 premium tequila brands and frozen margaritas available for sampling. Admission is free; $20 for 10 sample tickets and a souvenir shot glass. Information: 1-800-572-1142, sunland-park.com or on Facebook.
  Live music by Mariachi los Toritos, Dulce Mal, Soul Sacrifice (Santana Tribute) and Gru Crew.


Love Buzz — 3011 Pershing. Most performances are free, age 21 and older, and begin at 9 p.m. Information: 257-3118 or on Facebook at LoveBuzz915.
• Supercrush — Monday, Sept. 2, with local openers.
• La Tranza — Friday, Sept. 6.

Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• The Last 10 Seconds of Life — The Glory Be to Misery Tour is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, with Kaonashi, VCTMS, Hive and Know/Suffer. Tickets: $15.
• Vrsty — The R&B and post-hardcore infused band’s “Dagger Falls” Tour is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, with Day X Day’s and Alura. Admission: $5.
• Aesthetic Perfection — The band’s ‘Into the Black Tour” is 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8 with Empathy Test. Tickets: $15.

Jazz at Sunset — El Paso Community College will host the free outdoor jazz show 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at EPCC’s Valle Verde Campus’s Americana Language Village, 919 Hunter. Performers are Emmy Award nominated L.A. guitarist Grant Geissman with special guests Michel Herndon Group, Frank Zona Group, Ruben Gutierrez Quintet and Azucar. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. No alcohol or pets. Refreshments sold. Information: 831-2292 or epcc.edu.

Noche de Sonoras — The evening of Cumbia and tropical sounds from La Magiztral Sonora and Extremo Tropical begins at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. No cover; age 21 and older admitted. Information: (575) 874-5200, Sunland-Park.com/entertainment or on Facebook.

Alan Saldaña
— The popular Spanish language comic performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30-$85 (Ticketmaster).

Café Tacvba — The Latin alternative rock band from Satelite, Mexico performs their 30th Anniversary Tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Taking their influence from popular 80s alternative rock bands, they infuse traditional Mexican folk music into their sound, and are known for experimenting and incorporating ska, punk, electronica, and hip-hop in their recordings. Tickets: $35-$40. (Ticketmaster).

Mijares — The adult contemporary pop singer Manuel Mijares, who topped charts in the 80s and 90s with hits like “Bano de Mujeres” and “No Hace Falta” performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $40-$120 (Ticketmaster).

Senses Fail — The post-hardcore band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Lowbrow Palace, 1101 Texas. Tickets: $17. Information: Facebook at lowbrowpalace.


Trolley History Tour — El Paso First Lady Adair Margo will host a historical tour while riding the El Paso Streetcar, 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Sept. 3, meeting at the El Paso Museum of History, 510 N. SantaFe.. Limited to 30 spots. RSVP at 212-3161 or epmh@elpasotexas.gov.

Bee Real — The City of San Elizario hosts a week-long celebration of “biodiversity in our own backyards” Sept. 2-6, featuring a Bee Real Street Festival and free Farmer’s Market Friday, Sept. 6. Information: cityofsanelizario.com.
  Other events include a Pollinators Plate Community Dinner Monday, “Tea Tuesday,” nocturnal bioblitz Wednesday, and social entrepreneurship event Thursday.

Época de Oro Film Festival — Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso and UTEP will screen seven movies from the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema at 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 4-25, at UTEP’s Union Cinema, Room 109. Sept. 4: Grand opening and “Enamorada” by Emilio Fernandez. Admission is free. Information: 533-3644, consulmex.sre.gob.mx/elpaso or on Facebook at Colsulmexepa.

Borderscene Film Festival — The 2nd annual festival devoted to the integration of excellence in independent film with resources and connections within the film industry, is Friday through Tuesday, Sept. 6-9, at Allen Theatres’ Cineport 10 and Video 4 in Las Cruces. This year’s theme is “Overcoming Challenges” with 450 films submitted from 48 countries. The top 15 percent were selected for viewing during the event. A Virtual Reality Media Room will also be featured.
  Movie passes for Sept. 7-9: $2.50 single movie and/or block pass; $7.50 single day pass; $15 three-day pass. All Access VIP passes: $50 (includes all movies and parties, including opening night film on Sept. 6). Information: (575) 646-2737, info@borderscene.org.
  Online viewing runs 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 through 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9. Online passes: $15. Viewing and passes available at borderscene.org.
  Award ceremony is 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces. Lifetime achievement awards will be given to actors Harry Hamlin and Thaao Penglis.
  Awards include US Military film category and award distributed through VetFlicks. Information: vetflicks.com.

Harvest Festival — Holy Spirit of Hope Church, 7728 Alameda, hosts its annual kermes Sept. 6-8. Admission is free. Information: 778-4860 or holyspiritofhope.org.

‘Dog Day’ swimming event — City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department’s 7th annual dog swim days are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7-8, at Nations Tobin Aquatic Center, 8831 Railroad. Social dogs can enjoy a pool day interacting with other friendly pets. A paper copy of current shot records for each dog must be shown to gain admittance (no screen shots accepted). Among the contests on both days are “Doggie Paddle Swim” at 9:30 a.m., Cutest bathing suit at 10:30 a.m. and Dog Splash Contest at 11:45 a.m. Cost: $2 per dog (owners free). Information, pool rules for pets: 212-0551 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.
  Animal Rescue League and El Paso Animal Services will have information on dogs available for adoption.
Black Business and Community Awards Gala — Thegala  highlighting the accomplishments of local Black businesses, individuals and organizations at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at El Maida Shrine Auditorium, 6331 Alabama, with keynote speaker Maj. Gen. (Ret) Dana J.H. Pittard. Cost: $75; VIP and tables available.Information: 345-1661 elpasoblackexpo@gmail.com or elpasoblackexpo.com.

Human Race El Paso — The inaugural festival and immersive celebration people, food, cultures, art, music, business and groups, is 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta, highlighted by at 10K run around the park.
  Registration: $60 (includes race and festival entry); $50 military and students. Event entry on its own is $25; children 2-12 $10; event entry beer garden; $35. Information: Thomas Chavarria, 867-1740 Jordan Barron, 731-8780 or raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Senior Talent Spectacular — EPCC’s Senior Adult Program hosts its first senior talent show noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at EPCC’s Administrative Service Center, 9050 Viscount, Building A Auditorium. Information: 831-7801.

Eduardo Verástegui Dinner
— Diocese of Las Cruces Foundation hosts a dinner and Testimony of Faith with Eduardo Verástegui, 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, 1200 Futurity. Cost: $100. Information: (575) 523-7577, or rcdlc.org/foundation.
  Verástegui, a native of Tamaulipas, Mexico will share his powerful life story. Verástegui had a successful career in telenovelas before starring in movies such as “For Greater Glory,” a 2012 feature film that showed the impact of persecution of the Catholic Church by the Mexican government in the 1920s.Verástegui’s story touches on his return to faith as well as refusing to do roles in film that conflict with his Catholic beliefs or insult his Latino culture.
  The Diocese of Las Cruces has received a $70,000 matching grant from the Catholic Extension Society to aid in the construction of a church building for St. John Paul II Parish.

Days of Remembrance Summer Expo — The 14th annual Bridal, Quince and Sweet 16 summer expo is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at El Paso Convention Center, with more than 90 vendors for cakes, hairstyling, bridal gowns, tuxedos, ballrooms, decorations, catering, photography, videography, deejays, floral arrangements, invitations, limousines and other services and products. (Rescheduled from Aug. 4.) All door proceeds benefit Child Crisis Center of El Paso. Hosted by Elegant Penguin Enterprises. Admission: $5; age 12 and under free. Information: 740-4349 or elegantpenguinenterprises.com.

International Museum of Art — 1211 Montana. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 543-6747, internationalmuseumofart.net or on Facebook.
  Showing Sept. 8-29: “Twenty-two Years of El Paso Plein Air Painters in El Paso. The retrospective is the final show of the group, including artists Candy Mayer, Dorian Clouser, Corinne Abeyta-Spinnler, Melinda Etzold, Bob Adams, Rami Scully, Nina Walker, Lisa Matta, Carmen Navar, Krystyna Robbins, Linda Noack, Dee Olga MinYoung-Phillips and others. Opening reception is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8.
  The show will include paintings done over the years the group has been painting. A preview of part of the show is at pleinairpaintersofelpaso.com.

Farmer’s MarketS

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing
— The 18th annual market hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Information: (575) 589-0653, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at FarmersMarket.  Game Garden offers bocce ball, horseshoes, cornhole and washer toss.  Sunrise Yoga is 9 to 10 a.m. Cost: $10; bring a mat.

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.

Farmers Market at The Fountains — The Fountains at Farah hosts a farmers market two times a month 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6. Information: fountainsatfarah.com or on Facebook.


El Paso Locomotive FC
— El Paso’s professional soccer team hosts the Tulsa Roughnecks FC at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Southwest University Park. Ttickets: $5 to $49. Information: 235-GOAL or eplocomotivefc.co.

Pacific Coast League playoffs — El Paso Chihuahuas playoffs are at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Ticket information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.  Conference Championship Series (Best of Five home games are Sept. 6, and Sept. 7-8, if necessary. League championship home games planned for Sept. 10-11.

UTEP Women’s Soccer — Home games are at UTEP’s University Field. Ticket information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com.
• Friday, Sept. 6: Texas State, 7 p.m.
• Sunday, Sept. 8: Southern Utah, Noon

5K Health & Fitness Run/Walk — The run and walk hosted by El Paso Black Expo is 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Sunrise Park, 3800 Sunrise. Participants can choose to run, walk, or support by encouraging others. Cost: $10. Information: 345-1661 or elpasoblackexpo.com.

911 Heroes Run — The 5K run, walk and ruck and 1 mile fun run is 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Eastwood (Album) Park, 3110 Parkwood. Registration: $30 in advance, ($35 on race day); Family 4 Pack registration: $100 in advance ($115 on race day); $27 first responder and active duty military in advance ($30 on race day). Advance registration at travismanion.org.
  Packet pick up is 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at Up and Running, 1390 George Dieter, Suite 140.
  Race proceeds support the Travis Manion Foundation, which empowers veterans and families of fallen heroes.

OTHER Southern New Mexico

The Our Lady of the Light Fiesta
— Our Lady of the Light Catholic Church, 4 La Luz Road in Cloudcroft hosts its annual festival 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6-7, with live music, king and queen crowning, family activities and more. Information: (575) 434-9460 or ourladyofthelight.org.

‘The Mrs. Wheatland Pageant’ — No Strings Theater Company presents the rollicking comedy by Lisa Wagner Erickson, directed by Ceil Herman, Sept. 6-22, at Black Box Theater, 430 N. Main in Las Cruces. Showtime is 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, and 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday). Information: (575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.
  Nostalgic sitcom fantasies, strange fertility regimens, and gender norms collide in one woman’s search for certainty in a world that is anything but.

St. Genevieve’s Fiesta — The Las Cruces church’s annual fiesta, celebrating the church community’s 156th year, is 2 to 11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7-8, at St. Genevieve’s Parish Hall, 1025 E. Las Cruces. Live music by The Gents Band, Karlos Saucedo y La Ley Band, Ballet Folkloricos, Las Cruces High, Mayfield High and other dance groups, Centennial High School band, Mariachi vocalists, clowns, Piñatas, karate demonstrations, family entertainment and games. Food includes gorditas, enchiladas, hamburgers, quesadillas, hot dogs, burritos, corn on the cob, snow cones, aguas frescas and more. Admission is free. Information: (575) 888-5578 or stgen.info.

White Sands Hot Air Balloon and Music Festival — Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce’s ballooning and event is 6 a.m. to midnight Saturday, and 6 to 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 7-8. Around 30 balloons launch at 7 a.m. each day, and are expected to be up about three hours. Food vendors on site. Cost: $20 per carload or $10 per person for walk-ins; White Sands fees apply Sunday. Information: (575) 437-6120 or alamogordo.com.
  Saturday’s launch is at Ed Brabson Balloon Park, 223 La Velle in Alamogordo, with music fest beginning at 2 p.m. and balloon glow at 7 p.m.
  Sunday’s launch at White Sands National Monument, on Dunes Drive near Alamogordo. No vendors present; guests should bring their own water.

Women’s Veterans Monument Show and Shine — United Military Women of the Southwest host a fundraising car show benefiting the Women’s Veterans Monument in Las Cruces 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Mayfield High School, 1955 N. Valley, with door prizes and awards, and a auto swap meet next door. Open to makes and models; entry fee is $20. Information: (575) 639-1265.


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