El Paso Scene Weekly for July 1-7, 2019

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‘Pop Goes the Fort’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra, led by assistant conductor James Welsch, will perform patriotic and pops music at the 9th annual event 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at Fort Bliss’s Biggs Park. Performing with the symphony is the USO Show Troupe. The concert is preceded at 5:30 p.m. by a Cannon Salute to the Union. Fireworks follow performance. Lawn chairs welcome; no pets, coolers, glass containers or alcohol permitted. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Information: 532-3776, 588-8247, epso.org or bliss.armymwr.com.
  Access to Biggs Park is through the Biggs gate (Airport Road); photo ID required for adults. Food and drinks, including beer, sold. Family activities offered.

Ardovino’s Fourth of July — Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, celebrates Independence Day with its annual BBQ 6 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 4, with food, live music by Bosse Band, and a great view of surrounding fireworks displays. Reservations recommended. Information: (575) 589-0653 or ardovinos.com.

Intocable — One of the most influential Tejano/Norteño groups on the music scene today presents their “Percepción 2019” Tour at 8 p.m. Friday, July 5, at the Plaza Theatre. The group’s road to success begin 20 years ago in Zapata, Texas when friends Ricky Muñoz and René Martinez begin crafting their music style that fuses Tejano conjunto music Norteño folk rhythms, pop ballads and rock. Tickets: $49.50-$79.99 (Ticketmaster).

Magic Morning Market — The Marketplace at Placita Santa Fe, 5034 Doniphan, hosts an indoor and outdoor market 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month (July 6), with vendors, music, face painting, yoga and a special breakfast menu at Magic Bistro. Information: 585-9296.

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 July 7-27: “International Eye of the Camera” annual juried photography show and sale. Opening reception is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 7.


East Side 4th of July Parade — Anyone can join the 42nd annual Independence Day People’s Parade sponsored by El Paso Del Norte Lions Club, beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 4. The parade starts at Hanks High School, 2001 Lee Trevino (at Montwood) and travels to Yarbrough then north on Album to Album Park. Entries may include floats, marching units, antique cars, horses and bicycles. Sponsorships and donations welcome. Information: 204-5206 or on Facebook.

West Side Independence Day Parade — The Rotary Club of El Paso’s 23rd annual Independence Day parade begins at 9 a.m. to noon. Thursday, July 4, at Western Hills Church, 530 Thunderbird. This year’s theme is “Hip Hip Hooray for the USA.” This year’s Grand Marshal is Sun Bowl Executive Director Bernie Olivas. The 2.6-mile parade route will go from the church down Shadow Mountain, then up Mesa to Coronado High School. Information: 474-4241, july4parade.com or on Facebook.
  Fee for entries is $40 for businesses ($10 non-profits; free for youth groups and churches) by June 30. Prizes are $1,000 for Best Entry, $750 Second; $500 Third and $250 Fourth. Judging criteria will include special effects, costume originality, theme and crowd pleasing. Information packets available at july4parade.com.

Rim Area Neighborhood parade — The 18th annual neighborhood parade is 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4, along Rim Road from Brown to Tom Lea Upper Park. Interested participants should meet at the corner of Kerby and Rim at 9:45 a.m. with decorated bikes, scooters, pets and more. Parade followed by festivities in the park. Everyone is welcome. Information: rimareaneighborhood.org.

Fourth of July at Ascarate Park — El Paso County Parks & Recreation hosts day-long activities Thursday, July 4, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta, with food trucks, live music, and a fireworks display over the lake. Information: 771-2380, epcountyparks.com and on Facebook.

Independence Day Extravaganza — The City of Socorro, Texas hosts its Independence Day celebration Thursday, July 4, at Cougar Park, 10664 Socorro Road in Socorro with music, food trucks, games, ride, giveaways and live entertainment.. Gates open at 4 p.m. Admission is free; no outside or drink or pets allowed. Information: 860-8615 or ci.socorro.tx.us.

La Viña Fourth of July Picnic — The winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., will host its 21st annual picnic 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 4, featuring musical entertainment. Bring a picnic or buy a hamburger or hot dog from K&B Barbeque. Croquet, badminton and a water slide. Wine, soda, water and wine margaritas for sale. No coolers or pets allowed. Admission is free. Visitors may bring their own lawn chairs. Information: (575) 882-7632 or lavinawinery.com.

Abundant Living Faith Independence Day — The patriotic service is 7 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at Abundant Living Faith Center’s east campus, 1000 Valley Crest, with food trucks on site, kids games, water baptisms, a special message and the annual fireworks display following the service. Admission is free. Information: 532-8543, alfc.com or on Facebook.

Wet ’N’ Wild Fireworks — The water park in Anthony, Texas will host an Independence Day Fireworks Show at dusk (around 9 p.m.) in the parking lot. Thursday, July 4. Information: 886-2222 or wetwild.com.

Cloudcroft July 4th — Cloudcroft’s Independence Day weekend activities are Saturday, June 29, with the annual parade at 4 p.m., with a street dance that night on Burro Avenue. Information: coolcloudcroft.com
  Melodrama performances of “Big Trouble at Mr. Pinkie’s” are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 5-6, presented by the Cloudcroft Light Opera Company.

Las Cruces Independence Day celebrations — Night Ranger headlines the 4th of July Celebration Wednesday and Thursday, July 3-4, which includes the annual Electric Light Parade, Street Fest and fireworks display. Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2550, (575) 646-5981 or las-cruces.org. Sponsored by City of Las Cruces and NMSU.
  The Electric Light Parade, “America Rocks” is 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, beginning at Apodaca Park, 801 E. Madrid, and traveling south on Solano Drive, east on Hadley ending at the Maag Softball Complex. Information: (575) 541-2550.
  The Electric 5K and One-Mile Fun Run at precedes the parade at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Information: lascrucesrunningclub.com.
  Independence Day celebration and concert with Night Ranger is 8 p.m. Thursday, July 4. Opening performer (6 p.m.) is ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro at Sisbarro Community Park, 3205 Arrowhead on the NMSU campus, followed by fireworks at 9:45 p.m. Gates open at 4 p.m. Food vendors on site; no grilling, personal fireworks, alcohol, RV’s or overnight parking allowed.

Alamogordo 4th of July Parade — Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce hosts its Fourth of July Parade, “You Are A Grand Old Flag,” at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4, from 10th Street to New York Avenue. Information: alamogordo.com.

Inn of the Mountain Gods Fireworks Extravaganza
— The Resort and Casino is in Mescalero, N.M. (near Ruidoso), will celebrate Independence Day 3 to 11 p.m. to midnight Thursday, July 4, with food, live entertainment 3 to 10:30 p.m. and family activities, concluding with a fireworks display over Lake Mescalero. Admission is free. Wrist bands for concessions; jumping balloons: $10. Free shuttle ends at midnight. No outside food or drink permitted. Information: 1-877-277-4577 or innofthemountaingods.com.

Mesilla Independence Day — The annual fireworks display begins around 9 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at the historic old Mesilla Plaza. Bring a lawn chair; no pets or alcohol. Live music and food vendors, 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. Information: (575) 524-3262, ext. 116 or mesillanm.gov.
  The town’s fireworks display will be launched from the field on Calle de Mercado, accessed from Avenida de Mesilla.

Silver City Independence Day — The annual parade, “Made in the USA — Built to Laugh,” is 10 Thursday, July 4, snaking down Pope, Bullard, Broadway, Hudson and 12th Street in Silver City. Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast precedes the event in Gough Park; activities and entertainment throughout the day. Fireworks at dusk. Information: (575) 538-3785 or silvercity.org.
  Silver City Museum’s 36th annual Ice Cream Social is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in museum’s courtyard, with refreshments, live music, Cake Walk, traditional children’s games and more.

Elephant Butte Independence Day — Elephant Butte Lake State Park’s Independence Day fireworks are 9:15 p.m. Saturday, July 6. The display is launched from Rattlesnake Island in the lake, and can be viewed from the beach or on a boat. Regular admission fee applies. Information: (575) 744-5923 or Elephantbutteadventures.com.

Fort Davis Independence Day Weekend — The West Texas town hosts its annual “Coolest 4th of July Celebration” July 4-6 in Fort Davis. Vendors and entertainment on the Courthouse Square are noon to 6 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a parade and dance Saturday. Admission is free. Information: (432) 426-3015, 1-800-524-3015 or fortdavis.com.
  The Great Gunfight reenactment is Friday, July 5, with fireworks that evening.


Oi! Scouts
— The New Jersey punk band performs at 9 p.m. Monday, July 1, at Love Buzz, 3011 Pershing, with Corrupted Youth. Information: 257-3118 or Facebook.

Mystery SkulLS — The Texas DJ/producer performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, at Lowbrow Palace, 1101 Texas, with Phangs and Snowblood. Tickets: $13 general admission; $35 VIP  (eventbrite.com).

Club Here I Love You
— 115 S. Durango. Information: 307-7736 or on Facebook.
• Haroinfather, Pity Party Girls Club, Fatboibari, Savage Gasp, Crybaby and Los Mamones perform at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 2. Tickets: $8 in advance.
• A Desert Hearts Takeover open air block party is 3 to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 7.

State Line Music Series —8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at The State Line, 1222 Sunland Park Dr. July 3: The Iveys. 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.

The Beatles United — The Beatles Tribute Band will give a free live performance at 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Alamo Drafthouse‘s Glass Half Full Taproom, 250 E. Montecillo. Information: 845-7469 or drafthouse.com.

Parks & Recreation FREE Concerts — El Paso Parks and Recreation presents the free outdoor music concerts at city parks. Bring lawn chairs and blankets, food and beverages (no alcohol). Dogs must be on leash. Information: 212-0092 or elpasotexas.gov/parks. Weather updates on Facebook.
• 5 p.m. Thursday, July 4: Hypnosis and Dream Merchants at San Jacinto Plaza, 111 Mills. Show time is 5 p.m.
• 6 p.m. Sunday, July 7: La Magiztral Sonora Band at Pavo Real Park, 9301 Alameda.

Alfresco! Fridays — The 17th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays at Convention Center Plaza. Presented by ElPasoLive. July 5: Frontera Bugalu (border folk, cumbia). No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0600, alfrescofridays.com or on Facebook.

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 (July 5) at San Carlos Building, 501 Texas. Art market open all night. Information: 351-6023 or on Facebook at laparadaep.
  The July event is SXN Summer Vibes with live music by Bad Snacks, Eureka the Butcher, Ninjoi, Frythm, Amy G. Dala, Mvnners, Ledezma, Unthotof, and Hopeful Child, with live art by Deck Stah915.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. No cover. Information: (575) 874-5200, Sunland-Park.com/entertainment or on Facebook.
• Park After Dark live music series presents Inolvidable and Jose Luis Rodriguez 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 5.
• Party of the Decades is Saturday, July 6, featuring live music by Fungi Mungle, Prime 80Z and King Octopus, performing music of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.
• Mariachi Sundays at the Park presents Mariachi Real de Jalisco 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 7.

Luis Miguel — The famed Mexican crooner brings his North American Tour to El Paso at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6, to UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Over his 36-year career, Luis Miguel has released 33 albums, selling over 100 million albums worldwide. He is a 6-time Grammy winner and 4-time Latin Grammy winner. Tickets: $83.20 to $263; VIP packages $265-$995 (Ticketmaster).

ALLEGAEON — 7 p.m. Sunday, July 7, at Rockhouse Bar & Grill, 9828 Montana, with Exmortus and Reaping Asmodeia. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Information: 591-7625 or Facebook.


A Tribute to Frida Kahlo — El Paso Funeral Museum, 6111 S. Desert (at Perches Funeral Home), hosts a tribute to the Mexican artist noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 6, with a viewing of the “Frida Kahlo” movie, Frida Kahlo art classes, a junior Frida Kahlo contest, folkloric ballet and a Frida Kahlo look-a-like contest. Information: Information: 581-0102 or elpasofuneralmuseum.com.

Red, White and Brew Fest — The celebration of “everything American” is 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at Painted Dunes Golf Course, 12000 McCombs, with live country music from Abe Mac Band, local craft beer, BBQ competition, waterslides, jumping balloons, games on the lawn and fireworks. Bring a lawn chair or blankets. Admission is free; tasting tickets (for 10 tastes) is $10 pre-sale; $15 day events. Kid's Corner admission: $5. Information: 821-2122 or painteddunes.com.

St. Mark’s Car Truck and Bike Show — St Mark’s Catholic Church, 11700 Pebble Hills, hosts a car show for classic and modern cars, trucks and motorcycles, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 6. Spectator admission is free. Registration is $25 ($15 motorcycles).Information: Karina Hernandez, 356-5869, David Alcantar, 356-5619 or on Facebook.

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.


‘Closer Than Ever’ — El Paso Community College (EPCC) Theater Ensemble presents the regional premiere of Maltby & Shire’s musical revue through July 7, at the Transmountain Campus Forum Theater, 9570 Gateway North, directed by Greg Thompson. Lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire Schwartz. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. No performance July 4. Tickets: $15 ($8 EPCC students, staff/faculty, children, military and seniors); available at the door; cash only. Information: 831-5147 or on Facebook.
  “Closer Than Ever” is a nonstop exploration of everyday struggles. Topics ranging from unrequited adoration to aging to Muzak are tackled sincerity and hilarity. Each song is a unique story told by a new character.

‘Hello Dolly!’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in the UTEP Student Union West building, closes its season with the classic musical from composer Jerry Herman July 5-21. Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner matinees are Sunday 1:30 p.m. July 14 and 21; dinner matinee is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 7. 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.
  The show centers on the comic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi, turn-of-the-century matchmaker and “woman who arranges things” with memorable songs like “Put on Your Sunday Clothes,” “Before the Parade Passes By” and “It Only Takes a Moment.”
  The original production starred a succession of Broadway’s greatest leading ladies including Pearl Bailey, Ethel Merman, Mary Martin and of course, the original Dolly, Carol Channing. The musical was recently revived on Broadway with Bette Midler descending the famous staircase.

‘Viva El Paso!’ —
El Paso Community Foundation and El Paso Live present the 42nd season of the summertime outdoor musical extravaganza with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through July 27, at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre, directed by Keith W. Townsend. Tickets: $24 ($16 ages 2-12, seniors 65 and older and military with valid ID). 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. 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. 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 hosts the Fresno Grizzlies 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, July 1-3,  at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Tickets: $11-$30. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.

Fourth of July Run — Up and Running, hosts the 13th annual 5K run/walk 7:04 a.m. Thursday, July 4, beginning at Up and Running in the Rudolph Shopping Plaza, 3233 N. Mesa. Proceeds benefit Run El Paso Club. Registration: $20 through July 2; $25 on July 3 and on rce day. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pick up is noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, and 6 to 6:45 a.m. on race day at Up and Running.

Aqua Posse International Invitational
— El Paso Aqua Posse’s annual summer swimming invitational is Friday through Sunday, July 5-6, at Westside Natatorium, 650 Wallenberg. The meet usually attracts more than 400 athletes from Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. Spectator admission is free. Information: aquaposse.org.


Mescalero Apache Ceremonial & Rodeo
— The Mescalero Reservation hosts Indian dances and rodeo performances Thursday through Sunday, July 4-7, on the Mescalero Rodeo Grounds in Mescalero, N.M. Native dances (including Dance of the Apache Maidens and Dance of the Mountain Gods), arts and crafts and food vendors featured daily. Dinner served at 5 p.m. nightly. Rodeo performances at 1 p.m. Rodeo admission: $10 ($5 age 6-12; free age 5 and younger). Dance and night activities admission: $10 ($5 children). Information: (575) 464-4494 or mescaleroapachetribe.com.
  The 40th annual parade, “Honoring all Native Women” is 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, with a dance at dusk at Inn of the Mountain Gods. Information: (575) 937-2307.
  The Mescalero Apache Fire Rescue Challenge Run 5K and 10K runs and 5K walk are at 8 a.m. Sunday, July 7, along the Walking Path by Inn of the Mountain Gods, off US Hwy 70. Information: Dionne, (575) 464-3473.

Smokey Bear Stampede — The 63rd annual celebration is Thursday through Sunday, July 4-7, in Capitan, N.M. about 20 miles north of Ruidoso. Ranch rodeo is 1 p.m. daily, with traditional rodeos nightly at 7 p.m. Goat roping and other events also planned each day. Rodeo admission: $10 general admission; $6 age 6-12 and seniors 65 and older. Information: (575) 354-2202, smokeybearstampede.com or on Facebook.
  Rodeo dances are 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. nightly with live or DJ music. Admission: $5.
  Capitan Fourth of July parade is 10 a.m. Thursday, fireworks that evening approximately 10:30 p.m., following the rodeo performance. BBQ Cook-off held during the day.

July Jamboree — The annual art fair is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 6-7, at Zenith Park in Cloudcroft, with more than 60 area artisans selling original art, pottery, jewelry and more, food and entertainment. Admission is free. Information: (575) 682-2733 or coolcloudcroft.com.

Roswell UFO Festival 2019 — The annual celebration, marking the 72nd anniversary of the 1947 “UFO crash” near Roswell, is Friday through Sunday, July 5-7, at the Roswell Convention and Visitors Center, 912 N. Main, and other locations in Roswell, N.M. The four-day event features guest speakers, celebrity appearances authors, vendors, live entertainment, family friendly activities and carnivals, as well as costume contests for adults, children and pets. Most events are free; nominal charge for UFO Museum admission. Information: 1-800-822-3545, ufofestivalroswell.com or on Facebook at Roswell UFO Festival.
  The Xcel Energy UFO Light Parade is 9 p.m. Saturday, July 6, from 9th to 3rd Street. This year’s theme is “Believe.”

Pam Tillis Acoustic Trio Show — The Grammy-winning Country superstar and CMA Female Vocalist of Year winner performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at the Spencer Theater in Alto, N.M., with hits such as “Mi Vida Loca,” “It’s Lonely Out There,” “In Between Dances” and “Spilled Perfume.” Tickets: $66 to $69. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.


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