EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
Vans Warped Tour 2017 — The annual music and extreme sports event returns to Las Cruces 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at the NMSU Intramural Field (next to Aggie Memorial Stadium), featuring more seven live music stages. Several extreme sports and lifestyle events and displays also featured. Line-up may vary. Gates open at 10 a.m. Tickets: $34.25 general admission (Ticketmaster); also at Journeys stores or online at vanswarpedtour.com.
The tour celebrates punk rock, metal, hardcore and more with groups including Sick Of It All, CKY, GWAR, The Adolescents, T.S.O.L, Hatebreed, Emmure, The Ataris, as well as contemporary acts like Andy Black, American Authors, Beartooth, Dance Gavin Dance, Jule Vera, I Prevail, Neck Deep, New Years Day, Memphis May Fire, and War On Women.
Other performers include Blessthefall, The Acacia Strain Stacked Like Pancakes, Microwave, Municipal Waste, Being as an Ocean, Carnifex, Fit For a King, Boston Manor, Creeper, The Gospel Youth, Knocked Loose, Movements, Trophy Eyes, Hawthorne Heights, New Years Day, Sammy Adams, Watsky, Hands Like Houses,Our Last Night, Save Ferris, Alestorm, Barb Wire Dolls, Sonic Boom Six, The White Noise, William Control, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Fire From The Gods, Valient Thorr, Being As An Ocean, Candiria, Counterparts, Silent Planet, Stick To Your Guns, Sylar, After The Burial, Emmure, Hundredth, Silverstein, Sworn In, Too Close To Touch, Courage My Love, Farewell Winters, Feeki, Shattered Sun and tiLLie.
The Entertainment Institute (TEI) will offer workshops for those interested in volunteering during tour. Each workshop is a 40-minute backstage experience. Details and cost available at eventbrite.com.
Alfresco! Fridays — The 15th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays at Convention Center Plaza. Aug. 4: Mariachi Paso Del Norte. Presented by ElPasoLive.com and sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0633, alfrescofridays.com or on Facebook.
‘The Yeoman and the Guard’ — Gilbert and Sullivan Company of El Paso’s 48th annual production presents, for the first time in the company’s history, the classical operetta, “Yeomen of the Guard, or The Merryman and His Maid” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4-6, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Showtime is. Tickets: $10 ($8 students, seniors and military) in advance; $12 ($10 students, seniors and military) at the door. Information, reservations: 584-9319, 479-2485, GSelPaso.org or on Facebook at GandSElPaso.
“Yeomen of the Guard, or The Merryman and His Maid” was called “a genuine English opera” when it premiered in London in 1888. It tells a tale of bravery, deceit and disappointed love, against the background of the Tower of London, the notorious site of torture and royal treasure in the early 16th century (Shakespearean times).
Plaza Classic Film Festival
El Paso Community Foundation’s 10th annual classic and ”semi-classic” movie festival returns Aug. 3-13. Individual show tickets: $4 for Philanthropy; $6 matinee, $8 evening for Plaza; guest appearance programs are $10 (Kathleen Turner and Richard Dreyfuss); and opening night movie “The Graduate” is $20 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-4020 or plazaclassic.com.
Free Plaza Days family event is 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3 (featuring Laurel and Hardy, Buster Keaton and Fatty Arbuckle).
Special guest and events:
• Opening Night features the 50th Anniversary of “The Graduate,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, in the Main Theatre.
• Kathleen Turner will be interviewed on stage before a showing of the Francis Ford Coppola-directed ”Peggy Sue Got Married” at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, in the Main Theatre; free film talk at 6 p.m. in the Philanthropy Theatre. Turner was nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal of the time-traveling Peggy Sue. She won a Golden Globe for playing romance novelist Joan Wilder in “Romancing the Stone.”
She will appear with ”Romancing the Stone” at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, and for an autograph signing 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon Street, across from San Jacinto Plaza.
Showing in the Main Theatre:
• Thursday, Aug. 3: The Treasure of Sierra Madre, 3:30 p.m.
• Friday, Aug. 4: An Affair to Remember, (1 p.m.); The Maltese Falcon (3:30 p.m.); Monty Python’s Life of Brian (10 p.m.).
• Saturday, Aug. 5: Duck Soup (1:30 p.m.); Casablanca (7 p.m.); The Terminator (9:30 p.m.)
• Sunday, Aug. 6: Sabrina (1 p.m.); Sherlock Holmes (3:30 p.m.) accompanied by organist Walt Strony; Citizen Kane (7 p.m.).
Film talks precede 7 p.m. screenings at 6 p.m. in the Philanthropy Theatre
Showing in the Philanthropy Theatre:
• Friday, Aug. 4: Robin Hood (1 p.m.); The Rescuers (3 p.m.); Fail-Safe ( 7:30 p.m.); Cronos (10 p.m.)
• Saturday, Aug. 5: The Hounds of the Baskervilles (1 p.m.); Lilies of the Field 3 p.m.); The Heart Outright (7:30 p.m.); Paranoid Flux (10 p.m.).
• Sunday, Aug. 6: El Senor Fotografo (1 p.m.); The Reluctant Astronaut (3:30 p.m.); Ashes and Diamonds (7:30 p.m.)
Walk-up movie showings at the top of the Mills Parking Garage are 9 p.m. Thursdays. $5: Aug. 3: National Lampoon’s Animal House.
Free movie at El Paso Public Library’s Main Branch is at 1 p.m.: Aug. 4: The Atomic Cafe.
Oregon Street free outdoor screenings are at 9 p.m., preceded by live music at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
• Aug. 4: La Bamba with live music by Amalia Mondragon with Maria y Yahvi.
• Aug. 5: The Rocky Horror Picture Show with live music by Fungi Mungle.
Foundation Room screenings:
• 8 p.m. Aug. 4: The Good, The Bad, The Indie, vol. 13
• 2:30 p.m. Aug. 6: Weird Kids/Reel Authentico, .
El Paso Museum of Art free showings are 1 and 3 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.
• Aug. 5: Rock-a-Doodle and Thumbelina.
• Aug. 6: A Troll in Central Park
State Line Music Series — ?Joe Barron performs at the outdoor concert series 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2. 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
La Parada — The monthly grassroots event celebrating local culture and lifestyles is 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. the first Friday of the month in the San Carlos Building, 501 Texas. Performing Aug. 4: Sonido Cachimbo and Late Night Social Club. Cover: $5. Information: 351-6023 or on Facebook at laparadaep.
First Year Fest — The band First Year hosts a “homegrown, home-brewed, and home hosted,” all-day music festival, 2:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at 4031 Roadside Court, showcasing 10 of El Paso’ s best alternative and punk rock bands. Food trucks on site. Admission: $5. Information: 471-6089 or firstyearpunk.com.
Miel San Marcos — The popular Spanish Christian music group performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $20 (Ticketmaster).
Founded by brothers Josh, Luis and Samy Morales from San Marcos, Guatemala, the group made history in 2014 when the group sold out the Mexico City Arena, singing to 17,000 fans while on tour promoting the hit album, “Come En El Cielo,” which took the trio to more than 20 countries. Miel San Marcos won the 2015 Dove Award for top Spanish Language Album of the Year for “Come En El Cielo,” which debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Latino chart and Billboard’s Latin Pop Album chart. Other hits include “Invencible,” “Agradecido,” “Yo Creo,” “Eres Dios,” “Proezas,” “Levántate Señor,” “El Gozo Del Señor,” “Tú Presencia” and “Grande y Fuerte.”
Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Big Jesus — Indie rock band, 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1. Tickets: $10-$12.
• EyeHateGod — The sludge metal band performs at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, with the Stalk, Glob and Knowsuffer. Tickets: $17-$20.
• Enjambre — The alternative rock band performs at 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6. Tickets: $30-$35
Doodles N Noodles — Peace of Art: Design for Change host the art exhibit about doodles 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at El Tenedor Restaurant, 414 E. San Antonio. More than 100 doodles will be displayed and for sale; proceeds benefit Giving Hearts Library project. All ages welcome. Admission is free. Information: 491-5170.
Agave Rosa Gallery — 905 Noble (next to the International Museum of Art). Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Information: 533-8011.
Showing in August is Collective exhibition by local abstract artists Matthew Martinez (JAM), Yeunhee Lee, and Chaps Tucker. Reception is 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5.
International Museum of Art — 1211 Montana. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday Thursday and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free guided tours available on a walk-in basis. Admission is free. Information: 543-6747 or internationalmuseumofart.net.
Showing Aug. 5-31: “The Life of J.,” works by Jorge Alfonso Polanco Aguirre. Aguirre’s paintings capture an exact moment of the artist’s life, but are intertwined with his own perspective. Opening reception is 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5.
Also showing in August is “All That Stuff,” works by Rosellen (Ellen) Marslender, a signature member of Rio Bravo Watercolorists and member of Texas Watercolor Society and Western Watercolor Society. She was admitted into the El Paso Artists Hall of Fame in 2002. Opening public reception is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6.
ALSO THIS WEEK
Our Lady of the Light Bazaar — The annual bazaar is Aug. 4-6, at Our Lady of the Light Catholic Church, 4500 Delta, with entertainment food and drink booths with traditional regional foods, family games and more. Hours are 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and 5 to 11 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 532-1757.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs Saturdays year-round at Ardovino's Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Summer hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, firstname.lastname@example.org or 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.
RWVA Appleseed Clinic — Revolutionary War Veterans Association of El Paso will host an intensive, fundamental two-day rifle marksmanship course 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5-6, at Mission Del Paso Campus, 10700 Gateway East of EPCC. Open to all shooting sport enthusiasts. Families welcome. Class size restricted. Cost: $60; $20 active military, Guard, Reserves, LEO, disabled, youth, elected officials. Information: email@example.com. Website: appleseedusa.org.
The two-day event will include instruction on firearms safety, proper marksmanship techniques, and lots of live fire practice. Students will also have the opportunity to earn the Rifleman patch by shooting a qualifying score on the Appleseed Qualification Test (AQT). In addition to expert marksmanship instruction, students will hear historical storytellers passionately share the Three Strikes of the Match, a series of three pivotal events that ignited the Revolutionary War.
Santa Teresita Kermess — The 83rd annual kermess is bazaar is 5 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at Santa Teresita Mission Church, 3400 Zapal, with “home cooked” gorditas, enchiladas, tacos, hamburgers, hot dogs, and assorted refreshments. There will also be live music, bingo, a country store, and kids games. Admission is free. Information: 217-5743.
El Paso’s International Festival — Latino El Paso hosts the celebration of world music styles 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at New Underground Lounge, 500 San Francisco (inside and outside), with merengue, bachata, salsa, cumbias and reggaeton sounds, vendors, food trucks, drinks, dominos, jumping balloons, mechanical bull and more. All ages event. Admission: $10 (free for age 10 and younger). Information: latinoselpaso.com or on Facebook.
Performers include Dj Geezee, La Guira, Sobredosis, Sonora Skandalo, Dj Beto and Dj Kraze.
Import-Dub Autoshow — The 3rd annual indoor/outdoor show is noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at El Paso County Coliseum, hosted by Western Tech and Allstate. Categories include imports, domestic tuners, domestic sports, muscle cars and more. Food trucks, vendor and exhibit booths, beer garden, dance competition and entertainment also featured. Admission: $5 (age 12 and younger free). Information: 449-1032 or elpasostreetscene.com.
Preregistration for indoors show is $40 in advance only; limited to 60 vehicles; move-in time is 7 to 10 a.m.; must disconnect battery; 1/4 tank of gas; no loud music from vehicles).
Preregistration for outdoors: $25 ($30 day of show). Move in time is 7 to 11:30 a.m.
‘Calendar Girls’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the comedy by Tim Firth through Aug. 13. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $11 ($9 seniors; $8 students and military). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
Based on the true story of eleven Women’s Institute members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund.
Luchas Frontera — Lucha Libre wrestling sets are 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at El Paso County Coliseum Pavilion. Tickets: $5 and $10 (Ticketmaster).
Race for the Future — The 5K run and 1-mile walk benefiting Community Partners of El Paso, Inc. and IREM El Paso, is 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at Western Playland, 1249 Futurity in Sunland Park. Part of the More Than a Marathon series. Registration: $25 by Aug. 4 ($5 discount per runner for teams of 10 or more); $30 Aug. 6-7. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663; registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Packet pick up is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at Up and Running 3233 N. Mesa, and 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. on race day at the start line.
FHT Explorers Law Enforcement Memorial Run — The 5K run and 1 mile walk benefitting Fort Hancock Explorer Post 881 is 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at Album (Eastwood) Park, 3001 Parkwood. Registration and packet pickup is 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. Part of the More Than A Marathon Series. Registration: $20 per event ($10 Explorers, Ventures, ROTC); $18 per person for teams of 7 or more (by July 1); $25 on race day for all participants. Explorers, Ventures and ROTC. Information: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Packet pick up is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at Up and Running East, 1475 George Dieter, Suite O, and 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. on race day at the start line.
Southern New Mexico
Old Lincoln Days — The 77th annual celebration of Lincoln’s Wild West heritage is Aug. 4-6 in Lincoln, N.M., a restored Western town famous for the bloody Lincoln County Wars of 1878 and the escape of Billy the Kid after he was sentenced to die by hanging. The town, maintained by the Lincoln State Monument and Lincoln County Heritage Trust, is on U.S. 380 about 30 minutes from Ruidoso. The event features, vendors, food, living history demonstrations, wagon rides and more 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with a parade at 11 a.m. Sunday. Information: (575) 653-4372 or billythekidpageant.com or on Facebook.
The “Last Escape of Billy the Kid” folk pageant is 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday on the pageant grounds. Pageant admission: $10 ($6 ages 6-12; free for age 5 and younger).
Art & Wine in the Cool Pines — The wine and art festival is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5-6, at Sacramento Mountain Historical Museum in Cloudcroft, N.M. with art, wine, food and live music by Bo Rivers and Gloria Woods. Tickets per day: $12 in advance; $15 at the door (includes wine glass). Information: Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce, (575) 682-2733 or coolcloudcroft.com.