El Paso Scene Weekly for April 29-May 5, 2019

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EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS

Alfresco! Fridays — The 17th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays, Convention Center Plaza. Presented by ElPasoLive. May 3: Tribes (Indie-Mariachi). No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0600, alfrescofridays.com or on Facebook.

El Paso Artists Studio Tour — The 12th annual tour is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 4-5 for all galleries and studios in Downtown, Central, Northeast, East and Mission Valley). Sponsored by Hal Marcus Gallery and El Paso Scene. Admission is free; refreshments offered at each studio. Information: 533-9090.
  Full studio list and directions available at pleinairpaintersofelpaso.com, or email info@halmarcus.com.
• Hal Marcus Studio & Gallery
1319 N.  Oregon, 533-9090
Guest Artist: Diego “Robot” Martinez
• The Art Junction, 500 W. Paisano (at Durango), 534-7377. 23 artists.
• Ho Baron, 2830 Aurora, 562-7820
• Mago Gandara gallery, “el mundo de la mago,” 2918 Altura Ave., 694-4289
Guest Artist: Eugene Jesse Henry
• Yvonne Gonzales Hinojosa
3727 Sunrise Ave, 478-0216
• Martha Arzabala
10124 Trinidad Dr., 301-7351
Guest Artist:  Margara Gallegos
• Angie-Michelle, Just Inspired Studio
3832 Tierra Fiji Ln., 479-0756
amb2884@gmail.com
• Gaspar Enriquez
1456 Main St, San Elizario, 892-0995

Young Musicians recital — The finalists for this year’s Young Musicians Competition, all pianists, will perform in recital 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Star City Studio, 120 W. Castellano. Students ages of 8 and 19 competed for cash awards with classical music repertoire. Admission is free; donations welcome. Information: 449-0619 or epsmf.org.

Red Dot Studio Tour — Silver Art Association hosts its 2019 studio tour 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5, featuring its Red Dot Studios through the area. Information: SilverCityArt.com.
  Oil and acrylic painters, encaustic artists, metal sculptors, found-object artists, jewelers, photographers, weavers, potters, clay sculptors, water-colorists, and woodworkers will open their private studios in and around Silver City.
  Brochures with maps to all the studios, as well as copies of the Silver City Art Association Art Guide, are available at Light Art Space, 209 W Broadway in downtown Silver City, and from the Silver City Visitor Center on Hudson Street. Tour-goers will be guided by Red Dot directional signs to the studios.
  The Studio Tour Gala is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Light Art Space, 209 W. Broadway. The Gala will showcase an example of artwork by each participating Tour artist, on exhibit at Light Art Space all weekend. Refreshments served. There also will be a $49.95 Silent Auction.
  Admission to the tour and gala is free.

T or C “Wild Wild West” Fiesta — The 70th annual fiesta is Friday through Sunday, May 3-5, in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Most events are at Ralph Edwards Park. This year’s theme is “Sierra County Frontier, Old and New.” Admission to most events is free. Information: (575) 497-9480, annualtorcfiesta.com or on Facebook at Truth or Consequences Fiesta.
  Country music star Janie Fricke headlines the Fiesta Concert and Dance at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at T or C Civic Center, 400 W. Fourth Street, with opening acts Tudy Romero & The Silver Bullets, and Moore & Moore. Cost: $32 in advance (available at KCHSradio.com); $40 at the door. Information: KCHS Radio, (575) 894-4200.
  The annual parade is 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4, through Downtown, followed by live music and vendors, junk boat race on the Rio Grande, skateboard competition, volleyball and basketball tournaments, a rubber duck race, and more. Kids’ Fishing Derby on Sunday.
  Geronimo Spring Museum hosts its annual Open House throughout the weekend, with free admission and refreshments.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.  The 60th season of the live racing runs through May 5. Post time is 12:50 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday.
  This year’s simulcast of the 145th Kentucky Derby is 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, will take place once more during the live racing season, along with the 60th running of the Sunland Park Handicap and Copper Top Futurity. Admission is free; Turf Club package is $30 (includes tip sheet, racing program and commemorative glass); buffet on its own: $16 (served 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.).
   Sunday, May 5: New Mexican Spring Futurity, West Texas Futurity, West Texas Juvenile Stakes and New Mexican Spring Fling.


CONCERTS

Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook.
• Psycroptic — 7 p.m. Monday, April 29, with guest Cannabis Corpse, Gorod, Micawber and local bands. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 day of show.
• Scream Blue Murder — The UK band performs at 8 p.m. Friday, May 3, with Before Giants and Indivision. Tickets: $10 in advance. All ages show.
• Skatenigs performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 4, with Not My Master, Slvthammer and Phantom Flesh. Tickets: $10.

Strawberry Girls — The California rock band performs 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at Lowbrow Palace, 111 Robinson, with Delilah Blue and If We Were Turtles. Tickets: $10 at lowbrowpalace.com.

UTEP Department of Music
— Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. except as listed. Information: 747-5606 or music.utep.edu.
  Admission: $5, $3 students, military and seniors; free for UTEP students, faculty, staff, and age 12 and under, unless listed otherwise.
• UTEP Wind Symphony performs their season finale Tuesday, April 30, highlightingTriump-Symphonie” of Hector Berlioz directed by Bradley Genevro.
• UTEP Symphony and Concert Bands presents a joint concert Thursday, May 2.
• A violin/viola recital is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5.

State Line Music Series
— ?The outdoor concert series is 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at the restaurant, 1222 Sunland Park Dr.  May 1: Damon Curtis. 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.

Pancho Barraza
— The Mexican singer-songwriter performs at 9 p.m. Friday, May 3, at The Plaza Theater. Tickets: $59-$119 (Ticketmaster).

The Piano Guys — The Piano Guys return to El Paso with their highly original blend of classical music and pop at 8 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $59-$79; VIP tickets $134.50 (Ticketmaster)
  Hailing from Utah, the Piano Guys are four dads who became an Internet sensation with more than 500 million YouTube views.

Jazz Unlimited Big Band — The band’s 15th annual concert is 5 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 5005 Love Road, with swing, Latin, rock and jazz tunes. Admission is free; donations welcome. Seating is limited. Information: 637-4569 or on Facebook at JazzUnlimited.

Slayer — The trash metal legends perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with Lamb of God, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse. Tickets: $43-$83; VIP packages are $192 (Ticketmaster).


ALSO THIS WEEK

Mariachi Loco Music Festival — The festival in celebration of Cinco de Mayo is 5 p.m. Friday, May 3, at San Jacinto Plaza, 101 E. Mills, in Downtown El Paso. Food vendors available. Performers to be announced. Admission is free. Information: mariachilocomusicfestival.com or Facebook.

International Female Ride Day — The 12th annual riding celebrating and encouraging women motorcyclists is 9 a.m. Saturday, May 4, starting at Barnett Harley-Davidson, 8272 Gateway East. Route will be announced at opening of meetup at Barnett. Riders depart at 11:30 a.m. and return at 12:30 p.m. for lunch party and group picture, then depart again at 1:30 to Aceitunas Beer Garden, 5200 Doniphan for last stop party and food truck. Information on Facebook.

Big Brew Craft Beer Festival — D n J’s Productions, Borderline Brewers, Definitive Ales and Blazing Tree Brewing host the 7th annual celebration of home brewers is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at 162 Coronado. The public can learn how to brew beer at home. Beer samples and a bottle share will part of the festival. Guest can purchase food from the German Pub food truck. Admission is free. Families are welcome, as long as there is a designated driver. Information: 449-6969 or 373-0069.

Cinco De Mayo International Festival — The Consulate General of Mexico, Centro Cultural Mexicano Paso del Norte and the Ministry of Innovation and Economic Development of the state of Chihuahua host the festival 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 4-5, at Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso, 910 E. San Antonio. The event features more than 40 vendors, business and artisan booths from the state of Chihuahua. Mexican food, traditional sweets, honeys, as well as jewelry, rarámuri clothes and Mata Ortiz crafts will be sold. Admission is free. Information: 533-3644 or consulmex.sre.gob.mx/elpaso.
  Live music and dance from Sonora Skandalo, Mariachi Cuauhtémoc, Romeyno Gutiérrez, Rarámuri and more.

El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Sunday,  May 5, is the final day for “Power and Piety: Spanish Colonial Art.” The exhibit illuminates the overlap and tension between social power and religion in the Americas through nearly 60 extravagant works of religious art commissioned for cathedrals and homes. A “Treasures of the Powerful” family art day is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Admission is free.


Bazaars and fairs

Punk Rock Flea Market — A Catrina Festival is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at El Maida Shrine, 6331 Alabama, with music, art, workshops and food trucks. Sugar skull workshop is offered for $10; or $15 for a take-home kit. Information: 478-9971, elpasopunkrockfleamarket@gmail.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, May 4, with vendors, music, face painting, yoga and a special breakfast menu at Magic Bistro. Information: 585-9296.

‘May the Fourth Be With You’ Yard Sale — Borderland Rainbow Center, 2714 Wyoming, hosts a fundraising yard sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Menudo and baked goods for sale as well. Admission is free; order menudo in advance at 263-4623 or borderlandrainbow.org.

Mother’s Day Arts and Crafts Fair — The City of El Paso’s Parks and Recreation Department hosts the arts and craft fair 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Gary Del Palacio Recreation Center, 3001 Parkwood, with entertainment by local ballet, gymnastics and folklorico classes. Admission is free. Information: 629-7312 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Information: (575) 589-0653 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.

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.


For a good cause

oLotería — Creative Kids hosts a night of Bingo benefiting the Creative Kids program at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at its Olo Gallery, 504 San Francisco. Tickets: $50; includes one Loteria card, food and drink; available at creativekidsolostore.bigcartel.com.
Information: 533-9675 or andrea@creativekidsart.org.

Child Crisis Center Gala — The center’s Cinco De Mayo fundraiser is 7 p.m., Friday, May 3, at Epic Railyard Center 2201 E. Mills, with dinner and loteria. All proceeds support the El Paso Center’s work to protect children. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with valet parking. Tickets: $125 per person. Information, reservations: 562-7955, ssoto@childcrisisep or childcrisiselp.org.

YLM Gala — Ysleta Lutheran Mission Human Care hosts its gala dinner Friday, May 3, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, 1 Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. Tickets: $125. Information: 858-2588 or ylm.org.

Animal Rescue League’s ‘Dinner with Friends’ — Animal Rescue League of El Paso’s 18th annual fundraising gala is 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. Ticket information: 877-5002 or info@arlep.org. Web: arlep.org.

March for Babies — The annual March of Dimes fundraiser is 9 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at El Paso Community College Valle Verde Campus, 919 Hunter, with family activities, t-shirt contests, refreshments, giveaways and more. Participation is free; but donations accepted. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Team donations made online at marchforbabies.org/event/elpaso.

Stuff the Truck — The Salvation Army hosts a housewares and clothing drive 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Barnett Harley Davidson, 8272 Gateway East. Fill the donations truck with gently used housewares and clothing. For every 20 pounds of donations (up to 200 pounds), donors receive a raffle ticket for more than $5,000 in prizes such as Jeff Dunham or Kansas concert tickets. Free food and goodie bag for first 500 donors. A car show and “May the Fourth Be With You” Day cosplay contest is also planned. All proceeds will help provide shelter, clothing, and food for El Paso’s homeless families and individuals. Information: 565-6532 or salvationarmytexas.org/elpaso.


ON STAGE


‘Oedipus El Rey’ — The UTEP Department of Theater & Dance presents the contemporary adaptation of Sophocles’ “Oedipus Rex” written by Luis Alfaro through May 5, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 26-27, and Thursday through Saturday, May 2-4, and 3:30 p.m. Sundays April 28 and May 5. Directed by guest director Deanna L. Downes with choreography by Christina Goletti. Tickets: $14-$18 ($10 for April 26 performance). Information: 747-5118, theatredance.utep.edu or on Facebook.
  Alfaro’s adaptation is set in the prison system and a barrio of Los Angeles, California. With seamless choral song and movement, Alfaro’s adaptation questions whether a Latino can change his tragic and predestined fate within the American culture.

‘Peter Pan’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the family classic about the boy who never grew up based on the book of J.M. Barrie May 3-19. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 ($12 seniors 62+, students, military; $9 12 and younger). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.

‘Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone’ — Kids-N-Co. presents the play by Dean O’Carroll May 3-19, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $7 ($5 children, students, senior citizens, military), available at the door. Information: 274-8797 or on Facebook at El Paso Kids-n-Co.

‘May the Fourth Be With You’ — Burlesque on the Rio presents a “Nerdlesque” show 8 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Touch Bar & Nightclub, 11395 James Watt, with performers from Los Angeles, Houston, Colorado Springs, Albuquerque, and El Paso. Tickets: $10 in advance; $15 at the door. VIP tables are $100; includes treats, one bottle of champagne, and four chairs. Additional chairs available for $20 each (limit six per table). Age 18 and older admitted. Information: burlesqueontherio.weebly.com.
  Costume contest for audiences including best dressed and funniest costume. All fandoms welcome, not just Star Wars.

‘Mamma Mia!’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in the UTEP Student Union West building, presents the hit musical inspired by the music of ABBA through May 19. Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner matinees are Sunday 1:30 p.m. April 28, May 5, 12 and 19. 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 musical tells the story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. On the eve of her wedding on a Greek island paradise, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. Featuring classic ABBA songs including “Dancing Queen,” “SOS,” “Mamma Mia,” “Super Trouper,” “Take a Chance on Me,” and “The Winner Takes it All.”

‘Gala Mexicana’ — Compañía de Ballet Clásico de Maru Becerra presents the Cinco de Mayo celebration at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Adobe Horseshoe Theatre, Main, in San Elizario, with music by El Mariachi Alegre. Admission: $5. Information: 976-7077, AdobeHorseshoe.com or on Facebook.


SPORTS

El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA baseball team hosts the Salt Lake Bees Friday through Monday, May 3-6, at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Game time is 7:05 p.m. (1:05 p.m. Sunday). Tickets: $11-$30. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.

UTEP Softball — The Miners softball team’s final home games are 1 p.m. Saturday (doubleheader) and noon Sunday, May 4-5 vs. Florida International University at UTEP’s Helen of Troy Complex. Ticket information: 747-6065 or utepathletics.com.

Tejanos baseball — The Tejanos of El Paso Community College play their final home games May 3-4 against Odessa College at the Valle Verde Campus Baseball Field, off Hunter. Games begin at noon. Admission is free. Information: 831-2275 or epcc.edu/athletics.

Bicycle Rodeo Health Fair — El Paso Pediatric Associates, in collaboration with El Paso Health and the Texas Medical Association, hosts the 3rd annual bike rodeo and health fair 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 4, at 1160 Saddle Bronc Drive. The fair will focus on properly fitting bicycle helmets. El Paso Chihuahuas’ “Chico” will be there 10 to 11 a.m. Admission is free. Information: Roger Hovis, 593-2033 or roger@eppa.pcc.com, or at elpasopeds.com.
  First 50 children receive a free bicycle helmet fitted by a pediatrician, as well as a draw-string backpack. Accompanying adults can receive a health screening.

Knights 5K4PK
— The 8th annual competitive 5K Run and 1- mile castle walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at Hanks High School, 2001 Lee Trevino (parking lot near softball field on Anise). Information: 881-4590. Registration; $20; $25 on race day. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pickup is noon to 6 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Up and Running East, 1475 George Dieter, or 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the starting line.

Braden Aboud Memorial Run — The 13th annual 5K run and 5K/1-mile fun run/walk benefiting the Braden Aboud Memorial Foundation begin at 8 a.m. Sunday, May 5, at 5265 Roxbury (parking lot of Zach White Elementary). This year’s run is a Cinco de Mayo theme with multiple vendors, mariachi music, inflatables, dog adoptions and more at the race site. Registration: $20 ($10 19 and younger) at eventbrite.com. No race day registration for competitive run. Information: 833-0393 or bstrongelpaso.org, or on Facebook at bradenaboud.
  The foundation, named after a local middle school student killed in a skiing accident, is dedicated to improving the health and educational development of El Paso’s youth.

Juarez Mountains “Don Rayo” runs — The Juarez running trail runs are 5:30 a.m. Sunday, May 5, at Don Rayo National Park in Juarez. El Paso registration: $15 7K and 17K; $25 27K and $36 50K+ runs; online only at (limited to first 50 registrants) at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pickup is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, at Hotel Mesa Luna, Paseo de la Victoria #3508 in Ciudad Juarez. Transportation available from free bridge.


SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO

‘My Fair Lady’ — American Southwest Theatre Company closes its season with the beloved Lerner and Loewe musical through May 5 at NMSU’s Center for the Arts in Las Cruces. Directed by Megan McQueen. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $18 ($15 seniors; $11 students; $5 high school students with current I.D.) Tickets: (575) 646-41420 or nmsutheatre.com.
  When Eliza Doolittle, a flower-seller on the streets of London, overhears phoneticist Henry Higgins joke that he could - by changing the way she speaks - turn her from a “guttersnipe” into a lady, she takes him up on the offer and approaches him for speech lessons.

‘Young Frankenstein’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre presents the musical based on the Mel Brooks comedy through May 12. Directed by Susie Ouderkirk. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Ticket information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org. Tickets: $15 ($12 students, seniors and military; $11 groups of 10 or more, $10 children under 12). Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
  Grandson of the infamous Victor, Frederick Frankenstein inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor, and a leggy lab assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestor.

Tour of the Gila Bike Races — The 33rd annual stage bicycle races are May 1-5 in Silver City, N.M. More than 500 athletes compete in professional and amateur bicycle races ranging from 168 to 340 miles in length, including three road races, and individual time and men’s and women’s criterium races. Information: (575) 388-3222 or tourofthegila.com.

‘The Saluting Marine’ — The Saluting Marine (Tim Chambers) brings his 2019 “Salute Across America” tour through Las Cruces Thursday, May 2, with a ceremony at 6 p.m. at Veterans Park. 2651 Roadrunner Parkway. The 21+ cities tour across the United States pays tribute to military veterans and to inspire patriotism, community and camaraderie. The Lynn Middle School choir will perform. Admission is free. Information: thesalutingmarine.com

Beer Confidential Live — KRWG’s Beer Confidential Live is 7 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, designed as a live on-stage and on-air radio show with beer experts and audience questions hosted by Edmundo Resendez. Admission is free; concessions available. Information: (575) 541-2290 or riograndetheatre.org.
  Premier Distributing will offer free samples, and four New Mexico beers offered at $5 each. Live jazz entertainment offered outside the Rio theatre after the live show.

‘Fallout’ — No Strings Theater Company presents the play by Laura King and directed by Ceil Herman, May 3-19, at the Black Box Theater, 430 N. Main in Las Cruces. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday). Information: (575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.
 
In the claustrophobic confines of a family fallout shelter, two strangers must decide if what is outside is more terrifying than what they are hiding inside themselves. Winner of the 2016 Georgia Theatre Conference One-Act Play writing competition.

Smokey Bear Days — The Village of Capitan, N.M. celebrates Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday with two days of family fun 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 3-4 at Smokey Bear Historical Park and other community venues. Events includes vendors, with fire prevention and conservation exhibits, chain saw carving competition, car show, bike safety course and live music and more. The event honors Smokey Bear, the famed bear cub that survived a fire in the Capitan Mountains and became a beloved symbol of fire prevention. All events are free. Information: (575) 354-2748, nmstateforestry.com or smokeybeardays.com.
  The annual parade is 10 a.m. Saturday, and the “Get Your Smokey On” street dance is 7 to 11 p.m. that evening.
  Capitan is about 20 miles north of Ruidoso. Smokey Bear Historical Park hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with playground and picnic areas. Regular park admission: $2 ($1 children).

LCSO with Maria Schleuning and Jolyon Pegis — Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lonnie Klein, performs with guest cellist Maria Schleuning and guest violinist Jolyon Pegis at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4-5, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall. The program features a newly commissioned work partnering LCSO and composer David Amram, “Partners: A Double Concerto for Violin, Cello & Orchestra,” as well as “Der Rosenkavalier” by Strauss. Tickets: $42, $47 and $57. Information: (575) 646-3709, lascrucessymphony.com or on Facebook.
  Spotlight Lunch with Lonnie is 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 2, at Paisano Café in Mesilla. Cost: $20.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta — The Town of Mesilla’s annual celebration is noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 4-5, at the Mesilla Plaza. The event includes live, music, and around 30 vendors of arts and crafts, games and food booths. Children’s activities include amusement rides, jumping balloon, piñata bash and a greased pole climb at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Visitors are advised to bring folding chairs. No alcohol, smoking or pets allowed in the plaza. Admission is free. Information: (575) 524-3262, ext. 116, mesillanm.gov or on Facebook at Old Mesilla.

Transportation Day — The 12th annual event, celebrating the anniversary of the first train coming to Las Cruces, as well as the different types of transportation is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the New Mexico Railroad and Transportation Museum in the Santa Fe Train Depot at Mesilla and Las Cruces avenues, west of the Downtown Mall (351 N. Mesilla). Admission is free. Information: (575) 528-3444 or las-cruces.org.
  In addition to model trains and historic reenactments, the museum will welcome vehicle displays from the local fire departments, police department, public works, transit and more to allow people to learn about and explore the heavy equipment.

Supersax of the Southwest — The jazz group performs at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, to benefit Mesilla Jazz & Blues Society Scholarship program. Admission: $10; available at riograndetheatre.com. Information: (575) 541-2290.
  Supersax of the Southwest, formed in 2018, modeled after the original 1972 Supersax Group, consists of many top notch jazz improvisers in the region: Danny Garcia, Tai Mikeileckey, Josh Carter, Roman Chip and Shawn Marcus on saxophones, Carlos Barba on keyboard, Ricki Malachi on drums, and Arnold Schnitzer on bass.



 

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