El Paso Scene Weekly for March 9-15, 2020

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‘Once’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $32.50-$72.50 (Ticketmaster). Information: 231-1111 or visitelpaso.com/broadway.
  A Dublin street musician is about to give up on his dream when a young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights.

SALSA NIGHT AT THE PARK — Team Havana, a group of talented Cuban men with a career in music who got together to provide top quality music to the Latin-music dancers, perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 13, 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.

CANCELLED: ‘Lux & Gesel’ — UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance hosts a presentation by American College Dance Association 7 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at Fox Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre, featuring Lux Boreal, a Tijuana-based contemporary dance company known for complex and stunning dances, and solo artist Gesel Mason, creator of ‘Boundaries: Dancing the Visions of Contemporary Black Choreographers.” Tickets: $20; available at 747-5234 or theatre.utep.edu. (Event cancelled due to concerns over Coronavirus - the performance was to be part of the American College Dance Association conference scheduled at UTEP that was cancelled as well.)


KISS — The legendary hard rock band brings its “End of the Road,” tour to El Paso 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 9, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets range from $123 to $993 (Ticketmaster)
  Opening act is David Lee Roth, best known as the lead singer of Van Halen.

Trippie Redd — The rapper performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $42 general admission (Ticketmaster).

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘OVO’ — Cirque du Soleil brings its touring arena show back to El Paso for six performances March 12-15 at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. OVO debuted in El Paso during a successful eight-show run in 2017. Tickets start at $35 ($24.50 for children); senior, military, student discounts, and family packs available. (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-5234.
  “OVO,” meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a nonstop riot of energy and movement. When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives.
  Originally composed of 20 street performers in 1984, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group completely reinvented circus arts and went on to become a world leader in live entertainment. The Canadian organization has brought wonder and delight to more 190 million spectators with productions presented in close to 450 cities in 60 countries.

Rick Trevino — The country star performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the Plaza Theatre, with special guest Patsy Torres (Patsy Cline tribute artist). Tickets: $42.50-$62.50 (Ticketmaster).

Texas Voodoo Stomp — The El Paso metal band hosts performs at 9 p.m. Friday, March 13, at Mulligans 3, 1810 George Dieter, as part of Mike Borunda’s Birthday Bash, with guest Fatherwolf and Rust. Admission is free. Information: 231-6719.

Dwight Yoakam — The multiple Grammy-winning country star performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, with five albums topping Billboard’s Country Albums chart and another 14 landing in the Top 10. Tickets: $39.75 to $129.75 (Ticketmaster).
  Yoakam is a recipient of the Artist of the Year award from the Americana Music Association, and was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2019.
  His self-curated SiriusXM channel, titled Dwight Yoakam and The Bakersfield Beat “Where Country Went Mod” launched in April of 2018. Yoakam also has acted in over 40 feature films, including “Sling Blade” and “Panic Room.”

Lowbrow Palace
— 111 E. Robinson. Information: lowbrowpalace.com.
• Bambara — The post-punk band performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 10. Tickets: $14.
• Rotting Out — The hardcore punk band performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12. Tickets: $15.
• Katastro — The Arizona band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 14. Tickets: $13.
• Eliza & The Delusionals — The Australian indie rock band performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 15. Tickets: $12.

Club Here I Love You — 115 S. Durango. Information: 307-7736 or Facebook.
• DJ Jazzy Jeff and DJ Scratch’s Vinyl Destination 45 Tour is 7 p.m. Saturday, March 14. Tickets: $20-$25; VIP tickets $50.
• Steve Lawler perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 15, with LNSC DJs & Friends. Tickets: $20-$25.

Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• Void Vator — The “Spring Breakneck Tour” is 8 p.m. Friday, March 13, with Bloody Elephante, Astral Descent and Hell Slain.
• The 4th annual St. Paddy’s Day party is 3 p.m. Saturday, March 14, with live music Let There Be Rock, Hank Of The Destruction Moose, Mondoshawan, Night Shift, In For The Kill, Beyond Terror, Astral Decent, Steellake, Texas Roadkill, Garden Grove, and Wicked Garden, as well as food trucks, vendors, raffles and giveaways.
• Crowbar — 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 15. Tickets: $15 All ages show.


La Galeria de la Misíon de Senecú — The Ysleta Independent School District’s gallery is at 8455 Alameda. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information: 434-9711.
  The 3rd annual Photography Exhibit is March 9-April 9, with opening reception and awards 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11.

Sun Country Doll Folks — The club’s 46th annual doll show and sale is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Best Western Plus, 6655 Gateway West. The event showcases several tables of antique, collectible and modern dolls, accessories, clothing, miniatures, books and other toys. Free doll appraisals offered. A “doll hospital” is available on site. Admission: $2 (free children 12 and younger accompanied by adult). Information: 637-3438.
  Founded in 1974, club members include many avid doll collectors and doll makers, involved in many charitable activities such as dressing dolls for the Toys for Tots, Operation Santa Claus Toy Drive, contributing to the UTEP Scholarship fund, donating gifts and dolls to needy families at Christmas and creating doll displays.

Springfest Car Show — Low Class Militia hosts its Springfest TX 7 car show noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Live drifting, bike stunts and more. Registration at lowclassmilitia.com.

EPCC Spring Arts Festival
— The 40th annual spring festival of performing, visual and literary arts offers workshops, concerts, lectures and exhibits at various venues of El Paso Community College. Most events are free, some may have nominal admission fee. Information: epcc.edu/Campaigns/spring-arts-festival or on Facebook at EPCCnews.
Daniel Chacon presents a reading and discussion on his new book of short stories, “Kafka in a Skirt,” at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at Valle Verde Campus, A1510, 919 Hunter.
• “Liminal Zones,” a poetic and musical performance by David Romo and Glossolalia is noon Thursday, March 12, in the Valle Verde Campus cafeteria. Romo has created a hybrid of essay, poetry, and jazz set to the concept of Liminal Zone as a metaphor for life along the border.
• Children’s College Spring Arts Dance Recital is 10 a.m. Saturday, March 14, in the ASC Building A Auditorium, with students ages 5-16 from Pre-Ballet, Ballet I, and Hip Hop dance classes.

Bazaars and markets

‘March Of The Martians’ Art Show & Market
— Kaleidoscope Art Space presents the art market 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, March 13, at German Pub, 9530 Viscount, with food, local art, live performance and a Martian cosplay contest. Information: 630-4867 or KaleidoscopeArtSpace@gmail.com.

Mission Trail Art Market — Area artisans and craftspeople display their fine arts and crafts with their new season 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 15, on the historic Veteran’s Memorial Plaza on Main Street in San Elizario. Includes music, reenactments, food and more. Pets welcome. Admission is free. Information: 851-0093 or SanElizarioHistoricDistorict.org.
  Native American social dances begin at 2 p.m.; car show is 3 to 7 p.m.
  Placita Madrid, 1445 Main St., will host its “Shamrock Fun Day” 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with in-house artists from the Dozal, Escamilla, Hawkins & JR's Art Galleries. and guest vendors selling art, jewelry, glass art, honey, salsa, fresh plants, with live music, refreshments and St. Patrick's photo props.   Information:  777-5241.

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 19th annual market is open Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local farmers, meat producers, honey, salsa, jams and jellies, and local artisans. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, farmersmarketadc@outlook.com, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at FarmersMarket.
  Game Garden offers bocce ball, horseshoes, cornhole and washer toss.

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. Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market


‘The Good Doctor’
— El Paso Community College Theatre presents the Neil Simon comedy March 6-15, at the Forum Theatre on the Transmountain Campus, 9570 Gateway North. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. The March 13th performance will be interpreted for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. Directed by Ted Karber, Jr. Ticket: $15 ($7 EPCC students, staff, and seniors; $10, Non-EPCC students and military); cash or checks only. Information: 831-5056 or on Facebook.
   “The Good Doctor,” written by Neil Simon, and including music, consists of a series of short plays, based on short stories and other works of Russian writer Anton Chekhov, framed by a writer making comments on them.

‘Lucky Friday the 13th’ — Burlesque on the Rio hosts its burlesque show 8 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, March 13, at Touch Bar El Paso, 11395 James Watt, featuring special guest Mayo Lua de Frenchie of Albuquerque. Admission: $10; age 18 and older only. VIP tables available; including four seats, one bottle of champagne and goodies; up to two additional seats can be purchased for $10 each. Information: burlesqueontherio.weebly.com, or on Facebook.


St. Patrick’s Shamrock 5K — St. Patrick’s A.C.T.S. host the competitive 5K run and 1-mile walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at St. Patrick Cathedral, 1118 N. Mesa. Cost: $20 ($25 age 10-14; free for participants under age 10. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pick up is noon to 5 p.m. Friday, March 13, at Up and Running 3233 N. Mesa, and 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the start line.

El Paso Locomotive FC — El Paso’s professional soccer team opening home game is against the Portland Timbers at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at Southwest University Park. Individual tickets: $5-$37. Information: 235-GOAL, eplocomotivefc.com or Facebook.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com. Race days are Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays through April 21, with post time at 1 p.m.


Abbie Gardner — Mimbres Region Arts Council’s Indie/Folk Series 10th anniversary season presents dobro player Abbie Gardner at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Buckhorn Opera House, 32 Main in Pinos Altos, near Silver City, N.M. Tickets: $25 ($20 MRAC members) Information: (575) 538-2505 or mimbresarts.org.
  Gardner, famed for her tales of love and loss, has performed solo and with Americana darlings Red Molly. Her latest CD, “Wishes on a Neon Sign” was released in January 2018.

Jeannine Goeckeritz — Las Cruces Civic Concert Association presents the flutist at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Goeckeritz’s program highlights compositions that blend popular and crossover classics consisting of “Starry, Starry Night,” “Annie’s Song,” “My Favorite Things” and more. Tickets: $25.Information: (575) 405-7429, lascrucescca.org or on Facebook at LCCivicConcertAssoc.

Chili Pepper Series — The 4-day series offers five events each day is Wednesday through Saturday, March 11-14, at La Llorona Park, 3440 W. Picacho, Las Cruces. Each day includes a 5K, 10K, half marathon, marathon and 50K run beginning at 7 a.m. Walkers welcome. The courses are multiple laps with one central food/aid station. Entry fee: 5K: $30 by March 6, $40 after; 10K: $40 through March 6, $50; Half Marathon: $110; Marathon: $130; 50K: $140. Information, registration: deadrunning.net.
  Optional early start at 6 a.m. (bring flashlight). Race day packet pickup/registration begins at 5:30 a.m.

Bataan Memorial Concert — Country stars Gary Allan and Lee Brice perform a concert in conjunction with the annual Bataan Memorial Death March at 7 p.m. Friday, March 13, at NMSU’s Pan American Center, with special guest to be announced. Tickets: $35.50-$55 (Ticketmaster).

Socks in the Frying Pan  — The a cappella super group brings their upbeat and fun style of song to the stage 7 p.m. Friday, March 13, at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York, in Alamogordo. Tickets: $10, $20, $28. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.

Alice in Wonderland’ — ACT (A Children’s Theatre) of Mesilla Valley presents the classic Lewis Carroll tale at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday, March 13-14 and March 20-21, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Tickets: $8. Information: (575) 541-2290 or riograndetheatre.org.

Classical Drinking — Doña Ana Arts Council (DAAC) hosts its monthly musical series 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, featuring mezzo soprano Sarah Daughtrey and Deena Kay Jones on piano at the DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado in Mesilla. Cost: $15; tickets in advance at daarts.org or at the door. Cash bar offered by Dry Point Distillers; non-alcoholic options offered. Information: (575) 523-6403.

LCSO with Mario Carbotta and Guy Yehuda — Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lonnie Klein, ]performs with guest flutist Mario Carbotta and clarinetist Guy Yehuda at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 14-15, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall. The program features Ferruccio Busoni’s Concerto for Flute, Claude Debussy’s Rhapsody for Clarinet, Giovanni Bottesini’s Fantasia for Flute & Clarinet and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5. Tickets: $41-$51. Information: (575) 646-3709, lascrucessymphony.com or on Facebook.
  “Lonnie’s Spotlight Luncheon” is 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 12, at Paisano Café in Mesilla, with presentation by Klein at noon. Cost: $20 (cash or check only).

Mesilla Valley Stamp Show — The postage stamp show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15, at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces, with stamp dealers, door prizes, free stamps for junior stamp collectors, exhibitions and more. Admission and parking is free. Information: (575) 202-1937 or meetinlascruces.com.

JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour — The Nickelodeon singer, dancer, actress and YouTube personality performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at NMSU’s Pan American Center. Tickets: $34-$64; VIP packages $175-$349 (Ticketmaster).

Chris Janson — The country singer performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino, Mescalero, N.M. Tickets: $39-$79. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.

‘Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show’ — The big band musical and theatrical tribute to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Joey Bishop is 7 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Spencer Theater for Performing Arts, 108 Spencer Road (off Airport Hwy 220) in Alto, N.M. Tickets: $39-$69. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.

CANCELLED: Bataan Memorial Death March — The 31st annual marathon-length (26.2 miles) march is 7 a.m. Sunday, March 15, starting at 1318 Aerobee at the White Sands Missile Range to honor U.S. and Filipino troops captured by the Japanese in WWII. Marchers should arrive at 5 a.m.; opening ceremony begins at 6:35 a.m. A 14.2-mile honorary march also offered.
  The 26.2-mile memorial march route starts on the White Sands main post, crosses hilly desert terrain, circles a small mountain and returns to the main post through sandy desert trails and washes. Elevation ranges from about 4,100 to 5,300 feet.
  Registration is $150 ($650 teams) through March 14. No late or on-site registration accepted. Information: (575) 678-4654, (575) 678-1134, army.bataanrules@mail.mil, bataanquestions@mail.mil. Online registration at bataanmarch.com.
  Packet pick up is 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 12, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, at Las Cruces Convention Center.

‘25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ — American Southwest Theatre Company presents the musical comedy March 5-15 at NMSU’s Center for the Arts in Las Cruces, conceived by Rebecca Feldman, with book by Rachel Sheinkin, music and lyrics by William Finn, and additional material by Jay Reiss. Directed by Wil Kilory. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, plus 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14 and Sundays. Preview night is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5. Tickets: $18 ($15 seniors; $11 students; $5 high school students with current I.D.) Tickets: (575) 646-4515 or nmsutheatre.com.

‘Bosoms and Neglect’ — No Strings Theater Company presents the comedy by John Guare, directed by Monte H. Wright, March 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, March 19. This play is a biting study of modern mores. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday). Information: (575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.

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