El Paso Scene Weekly for April 3-9, 2017

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Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com.
• Jarabe de Palo — Spanish rock group, 8 p.m. Monday, April 3. Tickets: $35-$40.
• Of Montreal — Experimental rock band, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 8. Tickets: $20-$25.

Michael McDonald — The five-time Grammy winner performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at the Plaza Theatre. His works range from ‘70s-era Doobie Brothers classics such as “What A Fool Believes” and solo hits like “I Keep Forgettin’” through two highly-acclaimed Motown albums, genre-busting guest spots and innovative concept shows. Tickets: $38 to $85. (Ticketmaster).
In the early 1970s, McDonald became an integral part of the sound of Steely Dan, singing background vocals on FM staples like “Black Friday” and “Peg.” In the mid ‘70s, McDonald joined The Doobie Brothers, helping the band redefine their funky R & B sound as a singer, keyboardist and songwriter on such Top 40 singles as “Takin’ It To The Streets,” “It Keeps You Runnin’,” “Minute By Minute” and “What A Fool Believes.”
  During the ‘80s and ‘90s, his solo career zoomed from success to success on the wings of evergreen hits like “Sweet Freedom,” “On My Own” (a duet with Patti LaBelle) and the Grammy-winning duet with James Ingram “Yah Mo B There.”

21 Savage — The Atlanta rapper’s “Issa Tour” stops at El Paso Thursday, April 6, at El Buchanan’s Event Center, 11540 Pellicano. Also performing are Young M.A. , Tee Grizzley and Young Nudy. Tickets: $30 to $130. Available at toozany.com.

Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Royal Thunder — Atlanta hard rock band, 9 p.m. Thursday, April 6, with Adrian and the Sickness and Insolit. Tickets: $10-$12.
• State Limbo — The local band performs 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, with If We Were Turtles, Deliah Blue and Sailing Apollo. Admission is free; ages 18 and older only.
• Acid Mothers Temple — The “freak-out” group performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, April 8, with Babylon. Tickets: $10-$12.

Young Artist Development Series — Trio Jinx is this year’s featured artists for El Paso Pro-Musica in collaboration with the Peabody Conservatory and John Hopkins University, Young Artists Development Series residency with appearances at schools, senior centers, and pop-up performances at various locations April 4-8. Information: 833-9400 or eppm.org.
  The residency concludes with a Special Family Concert 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets: $5.
  A performance “Pop Up” concert and champagne toast celebrating Grammy winner Zuill Bailey is 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the El Paso Museum of Art.

La Parada — The monthly grassroots event celebrating local culture and lifestyles is 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, April 7, at 501 Bar and Bistro in the San Carlos Building, 501 Texas. Performers include Daedelus, MVNNERS Amy G. Dala, Frythm, U?thotof, The Swell Kids, Ledezma and Sound Mind Soulutions (SMS), with live art by Pablo Hernandez. Cover: $5. Information: 351-6023 or on Facebook at laparadaep.

— Human Nature Contemporary Ballet performs at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7-9, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. “Talisman” is a reimagining of the legend of La Llorona. The show explores the origins of La Llorona in a brand new one act ballet. Admission: $10; available online at humannatureballet.com.
  Also featured are Cello Suites by the El Paso Ballet Theatre, #Pulse, a dance in memory of those lost in Orlando to the shooting at the Pulse Nightclub, and other dances performed by HNCB and guest artists.

Mozart’s Requiem — El Paso Choral Society presents the Mozart masterpiece at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. The 100+ voice El Paso Choral Society Chorale and Orchestra has been performing the major choral and orchestral works in El Paso for over 70 Years. Tickets: $10, $20, $30 and $40 (Ticketmaster). Information: epchoralsociety.org.
  The performance also features The Barber of Seville Overture, John Williams Tango (with dancers), and the Intermezzo and Easter Hymn from Mascagni’s Opera Cavalleria Rusticana. EPCS General Director Prentice Loftin will conduct, with Dr. Stephanie Meyers as concertmaster and violin soloist. Guest soloists will be Heather Dials, soprano; Melissa Parks, alto; Gregory Schmidt, tenor; and Levi Hernandez, bass.


Circo Hermanos Vazquez
— The circus runs March 31-April 10 at the El Paso County Coliseum. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 31; noon, 2, 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 1; 2, 5 and 8 p.m. Sunday, April 2; 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, April 3-7; 2, 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 8-9; and 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 10. Ticket prices are $15-$40, available at circovazquez.com. The website offers a free child’s ticket (age 10 or younger).
  Circo Hermanos Vazquez was founded in Mexico City in 1969 and after years of touring Latin America, began touring in the U.S. in 2016.

Sun City Fair — The fair and music festival is March 31-April 16 at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Hours are 4 to 11 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays, noon to 10 p.m. Sundays. Closed Mondays. Attractions and entertainment includes pig races, pony rides, a wolf show and tiger display, petting zoo, “marvelous mutts” show performers Rhinestone Roper, Kid Dave and Wade Henry. Admission: $10 ($5 youth) Saturday and Sunday; $5 Wednesday through Friday all ages; $10 Tuesday all ages. Closed Monday Wristband pass: $25 weekend; $20 Wednesday through Friday. Information: 1-866-993-2477.
  Headline entertainment:
  Country band Diamond Rio performs at 8 p.m. Friday, April 7.
  Southern rock band Molly Hatchet performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 8.
  Latin musician El RM (Rogelio Martinez) performs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 9.

March Madness symphony fundraiser — The 19th annual fundraiser benefiting the El Paso Symphony Orchestra’s education and outreach programs is Monday, April 3, at the El Paso Country Club, featuring the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship finals on several wide-screen televisions. Games begin about 7 p.m., pre-game activities and dinner at 6 p.m. Live and silent auctions and raffles will be held before the game and during halftime. Individual tickets; $110; sponsorship opportunities available. Information, reservations: 532-3776 or epso.org.
  The annual March Madness Golf Tournament is earlier Monday. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., lunch at 11 a.m. and 18 holes of golf at 1 p.m. Hole sponsorships star at $150.

EPCC Spring Arts Festival —Information: 831-6479, 831-2220, cwoolf@epcc.edu, epcc.edu/events/artsfestival or on Facebook at EPCCnews.
  The Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition is April 5-20, in the Administrative Service Building, 9050 Viscount, A Foyer.
• Children’s College Spring Dance Recital is 10 a.m. Saturday, April 8, ASC Auditorium.
• Spring Gala with EPCC Mariachi Real de El Paso and Ballet Folklorico Quetzales is 3 p.m. Saturday, April 8, in the Administrative Service Center Auditorium. Admission: $3.

Gun Show — The Paso Del Norte Gun Collectors Spring Gun Show is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 8-9, at the El Maida Shrine Temple, 6331 Alabama. The show includes guns and antiques for buy, sell or trade. Admission is $5, $3 for under 18. Minors must be accompanied by a parent. Information: 564-0904 or pasodelnorteguncollectors.com.
  The Paso Del Norte Gun Collectors Inc., formed in 1964, raises funds for various charities.

International Museum of Art — 1211 Montana. The museum is operated by the International Association for the Visual Arts in the historic Turney Home. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 543-6747 or internationalmuseumofart.net.
  Showing April 8-26: “A Glimpse of Poland: A Special One Woman Exhibit of On Location Paintings of Poland” by Krystyna Robbins. El Paso artist Robbins was invited last summer to exhibit paintings of the El Paso region in Warsaw, Poland, and while there she painted various landmarks and landscapes of Poland.
  An opening reception is 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 8. At 2:30 p.m. the Polish American Society of El Paso will present the traditional Polish dance “The Polonaise.”
  Robbins will give a demonstration in Oils at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 9.

Chili Cook Off and Tradin’ Days — The 34th annual Pod of the Pass’s CASI-sanctioned chili cook off is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Horizon Livery Stable 894 S. Horizon, in Socorro, Texas. Cooks meet at 10 a.m.; tasting begins at 2 p.m. Raffles, and entertainment also planned. Admission is free for spectators; nominal fee for tasting cups. Information: 491-2766.
  Also part of the event is the Tradin’ Days 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Buy or sell Southwest decor, art, new /used tack, show clothes, large or small livestock, produce, eggs, canned or baked goods and more.
  The Lower Valley Horseman’s Association will host its Jackpot Ranch Sorting event. Information: 852-1884 or liverystablesaloon.com.

Lower Valley Health Fair — The 35th annual health fair is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Socorro High School, 10150 Alameda, with more than 80 agencies providing free health screenings such as blood sugar, cholesterol, pap smears, blood pressure, immunizations, hearing and vision screenings. Also planned is a Family Fun Walk; participants receive a T-shirt while they last. Admission is free. Information: 937-7707.

Woman’s Club Spring fundraiser — The benefit spring luncheon is 11 a.m. Saturday, April 8, at the historic Woman’s Club, 1400 N. Mesa, with a catered luncheon by Cafe La Madeleine, a silent auction, entertainment by Mack Goldsbury Jazz ensemble, as well as a fashion show from Chico's. Tickets: $35; tables of 8 and 10 available. Information: Jeff at 532-6131; Sara long at 852-3571, or Mary Sida at 328-3048.

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. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.

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.


‘Hijas de su Madre’
— Ariane Pellicer stars in the Spanish language comedy at 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, at the Plaza Theatre. The play is about a married man with many mistresses; all of whom are trying to kill him for his money. Also starring Sana Dosamantes, Patricia Reyes Spíndola, Aylin Mujica, Lourdes Munguia, Marisa del Portillo and Anna Silveti. Tickets: $39.50 and $69.50 (Ticketmaster).

‘Roll Call’ — El Paso Community College Theater presents the play by Alfredo Lugo April 7-16 at Transmountain Forum Theater, 9570 Gateway North, directed by Matthew Smith. Ticket sales benefit EPCC student scholarships. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 ($10 non-EPCC student/military with ID, $7 EPCC students, faculty, staff, seniors with ID). Ages 7 and older only admitted. Information: 831-5056 or forumtheater.wix.com/epcc.
  The play focuses on two young Latino veterans returning home from the Vietnam War.

‘Bernabe’ — Eden Enterprises presents Luis Valdez’s play about a young man whose love of the earth is rooted in Aztec mythology at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8-9, at the Philanthropy Theatre (next to the Plaza Theatre), as part of El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series. Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-4020 or epcf.org.
  Directed by local theater veteran Hector Serrano, the play is a cry against the exploitation of the planet by modern forces.

‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Jr.’ — Kids-N-Co. presents their musical take on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book through April 9, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison. Directed by Anthony Michael Stokes. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $7 ($5 children, students, senior citizens, military), available at the door. Information: 274-8797 or on Facebook at El Paso Kids-n-Co.

‘Fledermaus & Friends’
— Opera UTEP hosts Prince Orlofsky’s wild and crazy party (Act 2 of Johann Strauss Jr.’s ‘Die Fledermaus) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8-9, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Additional music sung by UTEP vocalists will include the “other” Strauss, operetta and operatic parodies.
Admission: $12; $8 seniors, military, non-UTEP Students; free for children 12 and under, UTEP students, faculty & staff. Information: 747-6220 or utep.edu/opera.
  Additional special guests include the UTEP Brass Choir directed by Steve Haddad; UTEP Ballet with choreography by Lisa Smith; and others. Host is Felipa Solis.
  “Die Fledermaus” is one of the most famous of Viennese operettas. At the estate of an eccentric Russian prince, the “hero,” Eisenstein, is confronted by his maid pretending to be a rising young actress, his wife disguised as an exotic Hungarian countess and the local prison warden who is supposed to have that night put Eisenstein in jail.
  In addition, the evening features vocal waltzes, classics such as “O Sole Mio,” “Il bacio” and “I Want to be a Prima Donna” and songs and arias from contemporaries of Johann Strauss.

‘Driving Miss Daisy’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the classic drama by Alfred Uhry through April 16. 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.
  The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. A warm-hearted, humorous and affecting study of the unlikely relationship between an aging, crotchety white Southern lady, and a proud, soft-spoken black man. Winner of the 1988
Pulitzer Prize and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play.


El Paso Senior Games
— City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department’s annual games for those age 50 and older run through May 17 at various locations, Sponsored by United Healthcare, UTEP and Urgent Care Home Heath Inc. Registration: $15 for 2 events and t-shirt, plus $5 for each additional event; $45 for all events. Includes t-shirt. Information, registration: 544-0753, 503-6544, 240-3320, or seniorgames@elpasotexas.gov. Web: elpasotexas.gov/parks.
• Bowling is 9 a.m. Monday, April 3, at Bowl El Paso, 11144 Pellicano.
• Tennis is 8 a.m. Saturday, April 8, at Memorial Park Tennis Courts, 3251 Copper.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General admission and parking are free. Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. everyday. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.
  Live racing runs every Tuesday and Wednesday, and Friday through Sunday through April 18. Post time is 1:30 p.m. with nine races each day. Saturday, April 8, is the running of the New Mexican Spring Futurity

Chihuahuas Championship Dinner — Steve Garvey, Former Los Angeles Dodgers MVP & World Series Champion, headlines the El Paso Chihuahuas’ annual pre-season event benefiting the Chihuahuas Foundation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at the El Paso Convention Center. The event will be a celebration of the Chihuahuas 2016 Pacific Coast League (PCL) Championship as well as the first opportunity to meet the 2017 team, coaches and staff. The cocktail hour is 6 p.m. followed by dinner, a sit down interview with Chihuahuas manager, Rod Barajas, Garvey and Chihuahuas broadcaster, Tim Hagerty, and a live auction. Tickets: $100 ($1,000 nine person table; each will feature a Chihuahuas player or coach on a first come first serve basis). Tickets, information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
  Garvey is a 10-time MLB All-Star and a four-time Gold Glove winner.

El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA baseball team opens its 2017 season April 6. Individual game tickets: $5-$24. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
April 6-10: Las Vegas 51s. Game time is 7 p.m. April 6-8, 1 p.m. April 9 and 11 a.m. April 10 (Baseball in Education Day). Giveaways include Rally Towels Thursday; Magnet Schedules Saturday; and Replica PCL Championship Rings Sunday, while supplies last.

Southern New Mexico

‘Java Love’
— NMSU Music, Art, and Creative Writing students present an interdisciplinary evening of art, poetry, song and opera at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in NMSU’s Atkinson Music Recital Hall. The performance will place the opera in the context of a coffee house “open-mic” night of poetry and song, performed by vocal and creative writing students, that will both introduce and lead into the opera, about a young man (the barista) attempting to write a love poem. Admission is free. Information: (575) 646-8199 or music.nmsu.edu.
  Featured is “Grant & Grace,” an opera in one act by Music Department Head Lon W. Chaffin, directed by Ron Gillis and Sarah Daughtrey, and assisted by Lily Hoang.
  Prior to the performance, the evening will begin with a “coffee house” for audience members (free coffee and treats) with a display of student artwork (coordinated by Michelle Lanteri, interim NMSU Art Gallery director) at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby outside Atkinson Recital Hall.

Garth Brooks — The country music superstar and 2016 CMA Entertainer of the Year returns to Las Cruces for the first time in 21 years for a five-show run as part of his World Tour at 7 p.m. Friday and 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 7-9, at NMSU’s Pan American Center, with guest Trisha Yearwood. Garth Brooks is America’s No. 1 selling solo artist. Tickets: $74.98 (Ticketmaster); 8 ticket limit. Information: (575)646-1420.
  Brooks originally was scheduled for one show on April but an unprecedented avalanche of ticket sales led to four shows being added within hours after tickets first went on sale.
  Brooks has broken his Las Cruces sales record with this show selling more than 39,000 tickets in under 40 minutes.

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets sold through Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• 38 Special — The classic rock band performs at 7 p.m. Friday, April 7. Tickets: $25-$50.
• Jon Pardi — The county singer performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 8, with Aaron Watson. Tickets: $25-$50.

Desert Heat Classic – Flickinger Center for the Performing Arts in Alamogordo, hosts the body building competition all day Friday and Saturday, April 7-8, with local, regional and national competitors. There will also be many vendors located in Patron's Hall during both days of competition. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.

Viva España — The celebration of Spanish dance is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8-9, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, as part of its New Mexico Heritage Series. Tickets: $12-17; available at riograndetheatre.com. Information: (575) 523-6403.
  Flamenco and other Spanish dance forms come alive with sensational performances by NMSU dance students. Co-produced by the Rio Grande Theatre and the Flamenco and Spanish Dance Program at New Mexico State University.

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