EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
The Music of Queen — El Paso Symphony Orchestra presents Windbourne’s Music of Queen 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Plaza Theatre, presented with a full orchestra. Tickets: $30, $45, $60 and $75 (Ticketmaster). Information: 532-2776 or epso.org.
The ultimate celebration of the legendary rock band features El Paso Symphony Orchestra led by conductor Brent Havens with a full rock and vocals by Brody Dolyniuk
Tour de Tolerance — The 13th annual “Riding to Remember” bicycling event, benefiting the El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center, is Sunday, Aug. 26, at Santa Teresa High School, 100 Airport Road (at McNutt). This year’s ride will be a 50K (31 miles) at 7 a.m. with a 5K run/walk at 7:05 a.m. The route will go north through the Upper Valley to NM 28 and NM 404 and loop back. Information: 351-0048, ext. 24, elpasoholocaustmuseum.org or on Facebook.
Registration: $35 bike; $25 ($20 student) 5K through Aug. 10. Ten percent discount for military, museum members and groups of 15 or more. early registration open at the Holocaust Museum, 715 N. Oregon.
Packet pickup is Saturday, Aug. 25, at the museum. No race day registration or packet pick up.
El Paso Pro-Musica Summer Fest — El Paso Pro-Music’s “Cello-bration” summer concert series is Aug. 19-23 featuring performances by Artistic Director Zuill Bailey + 3 Cellos, in a week of family concerts, special events, pop-ups and other events in El Paso and Las Cruces. Information: 747-8163 or eppm.org.
Bailey will perform the National Anthem at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, before the Chihuahuas game at Southwest University Park.
Family concert is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission: $5.
A free pop-up performance at Hillside Coffee and Donut Shop is 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23.
A free Bach’s Lunch “Encore” EPPM 100 is noon Thursday, Aug. 23, at El Paso Museum of Art.
An “Encore” event is 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, with an intimate tour of El Paso Museum of Arts’ Kress Collection, a “CELLO-bration” with Zuill Bailey, food and wine from the West Texas Chophouse, Wines from Wine Attitude and Desserts at Cafe Central. Tickets: $100.
Pepe Aguilar y Familia presentan Jaripeo Sin Fronteras — The award-winning Latin superstar Pepe Aguilar performs with special guests at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $71, $91, $126 and $176.50 (Ticketmaster).
Aguilar has been nominated for five Grammy Awards, winning three times for Best Regional Mexican or Tejano Album and once for Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album. He also has been nominated for 16 Latin Grammy Awards, winning four for Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album.
Taking the stage with Aguilar will be his son, banda and norteño singer Leonardo Aguilar, and daughter and rising star Ángela Aguilar. Also performing will be singer Christian Nodal, whose debut single “Adiós Amor” topped the Latin music charts in 2017; Mariachi Zacatecano; Banda Azul Tequila; famed charro Tomás Garcilazo; Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey; bull riders and bull fighters; and more.
THE POT — The Tool Tribute band performs at noon Saturday, Aug. 25, at Rockhouse Bar & Grill, 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
Yuridia — The Latin pop singer performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Plaza Theatre. After winning second place on the popular Mexican reality show “La Academia,” Yuridia scored major success with her debut album, “La Voz de un Ángel,” selling 1.5 million copies. Tickets: $42-$92 (Ticketmaster).
ALSO THIS WEEK
EPSO Gala — El Paso Symphony Orchestra’s 88th season celebration is Friday, Aug. 24, at El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place, with exclusive and private performance of the Music of Queen. Cocktails at 6:30 p.m.; dinner, music and dancing at 7 p.m. Attire is summer cocktail. Tickets: $150 ($1,500 table for 10); $185 around dance floor ($1,850 table for 10). Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
B.E.S.T. Car Show — The car show benefiting B.E.S.T. (Building, Empowering, Succeeding Together) is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Painted Dunes Golf Course, 12000 McCombs. Vendors, music, food and creative works from children’s camps. Car show is open to all makes and models of vehicles. Spectator admission is free. Registration information: 821-2122 or painteddunes.com.
The organization helps children and families of children with autism and other learning disabilities.
Cristo Rey kermes — The church at 8011 Williamette hosts its Feria del Valle kermes Aug. 24-26. Information: 591-0688.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at FarmersMarket.
Cooking Fresh demos are 9:30 and 11 a.m. Aug. 25, with Chef Patrick Rosser and his students from El Paso Community College. Recipes published on ardovinos.com.
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.
Art of the Arts Society — The informal organization created for the purpose of attracting members of the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana, hosts a presentation in the museum parlor at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, with dancer, choreographer, educator, artist and historian Rosa Ramirez Guerrero. Information: 543-6747.
Guerrero founded the International Folklorico Dance Group and has also been active in the Catholic Church. She has been called the "Dancing Missionary" in religious circles, and is also known for her multicultural dance programs that have been performed around the country and featured in the film “Tapestry.” She was inducted into the Texas Women's Hall of Fame and has an El Paso school named after her.
Guests encouraged to stay for a reception and free Sunset Film Society movie screening of the Sunset Film Society’s “The Man from Snowy River” at 2 p.m.
Kern Place Art and Farmers Market — The monthly market is 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Sunday, Aug. 26, at 205 Cincinnati Street (between Stanton and Mesa), with free yoga and local shops and restaurants open for food and shopping. Information kernplacemarket.wordpress.com.
Upper Valley Artists and Farmers Market — The artist and farmers market is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, at the Substation on Doniphan at Sunset. Admission is free. Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market.
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-$30. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com. Aug. 21-23: Albuquerque Isotopes. Game time is 6:35 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Replica jersey giveaway Wednesday.
UTEP Women’s Soccer — Home games are at UTEP’s University Field. Ticket information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com.
• Aug. 24: Idaho State,7 p.m.
• Aug. 26: UTRGV, 1 p.m.
Fiesta de La Luz 5K — The 5K benefiting the upcoming Our Lady of the Light Church Fiesta is 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, starting and ending at Presidio Park in La Luz, N.M. Registration starts at 7 a.m. Registration: $25. Information:ourladyofthelight.org
The Our Lady of the Light Church Fiesta is Sept. 7-8.
St. Raphael’s 5K — The 4th annual 5K run and 1-mile walk is 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at Album Park, 10259 Album, for all ages. Information: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO
‘The Laramie Project’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall opens its season with the play by Moises Kaufman and the member of Tectonic Theater Project Aug. 10-26. Directed by Wil Kilroy. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15 ($12 student, military and seniors, $11 per person groups of 10 or more) Tickets: $25 ($15 student). Angel Tickets (includes post show meet-and-greet) are $50. Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half, in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Matthew Shepard.
‘Indoor/Outdoor’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents the comedy by Kenny Finkle Aug. 17-Sept. 2 at Black Box Theatre, 430 N Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. Directed by Ceil Herman. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sunday Aug. 26 and Sept. 2; and 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.
The play is about a kitten that leaves home to find herself, finding kindness and love in the process.
NEAL McCOY — The iconic country music star performs at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 23-24, at the Spencer Theater for Performing Arts in Alto, N.M. Tickets: $39-$79. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets through Yapsody.com or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• War — The funk band performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24. Tickets: $29-$89.
• Justin Shandor’s Sock Hop — The Elvis Tribute artist performs a dinner show at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. Tickets: $55 (general admission standing room only).
Great American Duck Race — The 39th annual running of the ducks is Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 23-26, in Deming, N.M. This year’s theme is “Under the Sea, Racing the Tide.” Admission is free for spectators, and anyone can be a duck racer for just $5. The ducks are provided; don’t bring one. Call for entry forms. Information: (888) 345-1125, (575) 544-0469 or demingduckrace.com.
The Tournament of Ducks Parade is at 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown Deming.
Live Duck Races and Water Races are noon to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday at McKinley Duck Downs. Duck Race eliminations and finals are 3 p.m. Sunday.
Other events include Duck Royalty Pageants Thursday, carnival and vendors daily, hot air balloon ascensions at 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, 5K race, outhouse races, tortilla toss and more.
NMSU Aggies Football — The Aggies open their 2018 season hosting the University of Wyoming Cowboys at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces. Single game tickets: $10-$30 (Ticketmaster). Information: (575) 646-1420 or nmstatesports.com.
Trails & Rails Run — The 8-mile run, 5K and 1 mile kids dash is Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Trestle Recreation Area (near intersection of Hwy 84 and 130), near Cloudcroft, N.M. The 8-mile run begins at 8:30 a.m. with 5K at 8:40 a.m. and kids dash at 8 a.m. Registration: $30 ($10 kids dash). Night before or race day registration is $35. Proceeds benefit Cloudcroft student athletes. Information: Cindy Preslar (575) 430-7634; Amy Collins, (575) 202-2343 or on Facebook at “Cloudcroft Runners.”
Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Packet pick up is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, and 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the Trestle Recreation area.
The 8-mile course is all on trail and old railroad bed. There will be two aid stations along the way with fruit and water. The Kid’s Dash will be a series of laps around the paved parking area of the Trestle Recreation area.
Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta — The 38th annual regatta begins at 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25-26 at Lions Beach, Elephant Butte Lake State Park. Events include competitions, mass ascension of hot-air balloons, vendors, arts and crafts, food, music and balloon-boat relay and more. Park entrance fee of $5 per vehicle applies. Information: (575) 744-5923, ebbr.org or on Facebook.
Tethered balloon rides start at 7:30 a.m. Cost: $20 ($15 age 12 and younger).
Sunset Balloon Glow is around 7 p.m. Saturday.
Music in the Park — The Las Cruces summer concert series concludes 7 p.m. Sunday. Aug. 26, with C. J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band (zydeco) and Joseph General Band (reggae) at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada. No pets allowed. Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2550 or las-cruces.org.