El Paso Scene Weekly for August 27 - September 3, 2018

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Las Musas — The Alejandra Guzman and Gloria Trevi Tribute is 9-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, 1200 Futurity Dr. No cover. Information: (575) 874-5200 or Sunland-Park.com/entertainment.

St. Mark Fest 2018 — Saint Mark Church,11700 Pebble Hills, hosts its Labor Day weekend family festival 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, and 5 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, with live music, food and beverages and lots of entertainment. Admission is free. Information: 300-2800 or stmarkcatholicchurch.org.

UTEP Football — The Miners open their season hosting the Lumberjacks of Northern Arizona at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at Sun Bowl Stadium. f
  Northern Arizona is a Division I FCS team that places in the Big Sky Conference, finishing last year with a 7-5 record. UTEP went winless last year for its worst season ever, rated as last in Division I BCS football.
  Season tickets are $66 (general admission) $120-$360 reserved; $1,320 Captain’s Club. Family packs available. Individual tickets to be announced. Information: 544-5234 or utepathletics.com.

‘Rolling Stones’ Gem and Mineral Show — Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society’s 35th annual show in Silver City, N.M. is Sept. 1-3 at the Grand County Veterans’ Memorial Conference Center, 3031 U.S. 180 E in Silver City. The show offers more than 40 vendors, silent auctions, exhibits and demonstrations, as well as the Wheel of Fortune. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Admission is free. Information: rollingstonesgms.blogspot.com.
  The show features dealers from around the Southwest with mineral specimens, jewelry, and arts crafted from rock and gems. Quantities of “rough” stones are available for cutting and polishing work, as well as equipment and supplies.
  Rockhounding and educational field trips offered each day.

Taste of Downtown Silver City — The annual benefit for Silver City MainStreet Project is 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, in downtown Silver City, with food samples from various menu items from different restaurants and shops, vendors and more at 17 different locations. Tickets: $20, available in advance at Visitor Center, 201 N. Hudson, The Place, 201 Bullard or SilverCityMainStreet.com.
  Tickets available day of event at The Hub, 600 N. Bullard.

Harvest Wine Fest — The New Mexico Wine Growers Association presents its Labor Day Weekend festival Saturday through Monday, Sept. 1-3, at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Las Cruces. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. Admission: $20, includes souvenir wine glass. Designated drivers and age 15-20; $5. Military; $17 (with valid current DoD ID). Tickets available at holdmyticket.com. Miners must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. All adults must have valid ID, regardless of age; designated drivers encouraged. No pets, coolers or open containers allowed. Information:            
(575) 649-8994, vivavino@nmwine.com, nmwine.org or on Facebook.
  To get to the fairgrounds, take I-10 West toward Deming, then take the fairgrounds exit and follow the signs.
  The NMWGA also sponsors the Harvest Wine Festival at Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta Park the same weekend.

All-American Gun & Western Collectible Show — The 28th annual show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1-2, at the Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Dr. Hundreds of guns, gun-related items, Indian artifacts, knives, cowboy gear and more will be on display. Proceeds benefit Lincoln County charities. Admission: $7 (free for under age 12). Age 18 and younger must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Information: (575) 257-6171 or trekwest.com/gunshow.


Tilian — Singer, songwriter Tilian Pearson performs with special guest Royal Coda at 7 p.m. Aug. 30, at Bowie Feathers at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso, Tickets: $15. Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com.

Lowbrow Palace — The Lowbrow’s “Never Forget Block Party” at its 111 E. Robinson location is 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1-2, along Robinson Street. Tickets: $10 per night. The music venue and nightclub is moving to 1101 Texas. Information: lowbrowpalace.com.

Luis Miguel —
The famed Mexican crooner brings North American Tour to El Paso at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, 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: $43 to $263.20. VIP packages start at $688.(Ticketmaster).

Kevin Gates — The rapper and hip-hop artist returns to El Paso to perform at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, at El Paso County Coliseum. His debut album “Isiah” came out in 2016, and his latest single, “Intro Edition” was released in July. Tickets: $45.50-$150 (Ticketmaster).


Minerpalooza 2018 — UTEP’s 28th annual back-to-school bash and pep rally is 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, on the UTEP campus, corner. The family friendly event features fall sports teams, games, information booths and appearances by UTEP athletes, along with live entertainment, family activities, and beer and wine garden for 21 and older. Admission is free; food and some activities sold separately. Miner game tickets will be sold. Information: 747-5648, minerpalooza.com or on Facebook.
  This year’s headliner is Paul “DJ Pauly D,” DelVecchio, a cast member of MTV’s hit reality show “Jersey Shore.” Also performing are singer Drake Bell, best known for his starring roles on Nickelodeon’s “The Amanda Show” and “Drake & Josh,” DJ Orange Calderon and local rockers Volta.

Great American Rockabilly Riot — The 7th annual Kustom Kulture Extravaganza, hosted by Hardknocks Car Club, is Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1-2, at El Paso County Coliseum, with a Kustom Car and Motorcycle Show, a Classic Pin-Up Contest, Vendors, Food Trucks, Adult Beverages, live tattooing and a Kiddie Corral. Portion of the proceeds go towards charities. All ages welcome; age 12 and younger free. Tickets: $12 per day; $20 for both days (Ticketmaster). Information, pin-up pageant and car show registration rockabillyrioteptx.com. 
  Saturday’s headliner is Voodoo Glow Skulls with Reno Divorce, Rockabilly Strangers, Pope Paul & the Illegals and Ian Rosewood.
  Sunday’s Headliner is Dale Watson with Kitty Rose and the Rattlers, Bobby Rosales and the Premiers, Sorry About Your Sister and Los Chucanos.

St. Anthony’s Bazaar
— The 54th annual Labor Day weekend festival is noon to 11 p.m. Saturday through Monday, Sept. 1-3, at the St. Anthony’s Seminary, 4501 Hastings (at Crescent). The event offers food, games and live entertainment hosted on the grounds of a Franciscan seminary. An evening mass is planned for Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 566-2261 or Facebook.

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing
— The 14th annual market runs 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. 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.

DinoTracks Tour
— Insights Science Center host its monthly DinoTracks tour 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, at Mt. Cristo Rey in Sunland Park, open to the general public. The tour covers topics such as “Dinosaur & Crocodilian Trace-fossils,” “Volcanism,” “Plate Tectonics,” “Sedimentation & Metamorphic Processes” and more. Wear sun protection, comfortable closed toed shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Cost: $15 per person; available at eventbrite. Information: 534-0000 or info@insightselpaso.org. RSVP at nsightselpaso.org.
  The 3-mile hiking tour promotes learning in the STEAM fields: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.


El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA baseball team plays home games at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Tickets: $11-$30. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com. Regular game time is 6:35 p.m. weeknights; 7:05 Friday and Saturday and 6:05 p.m. Sunday. Final regular season games are Aug. 31-Sept. 3 against the Tacoma Rainiers. Game time is 1:05 p.m. Monday. Harry Potter Night Saturday.

UTEP Women’s Soccer — Home games are at UTEP’s University Field. Ticket information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com.
Aug. 31: Grand Canyon, 7 p.m.
Sept. 2: Northern Illinois, 6 p.m.

Danny Ray Sanchez Memorial Run — The 5th annual 5K run and 1-mile fun walk benefiting the Danny Ray Sanchez Memorial Fund is 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at Montwood High School, 12000 Montwood. Information:raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Eagle in the Sun Triathlon — El Paso’s only USA Triathlon-sanctioned multi-sport race, with a 400m swim, 12-mile bike ride, and 5K run, is 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, at SISD Aquatic Center and Student Activity Complex, 1257 Southview Court. Participants may race as an individual or as part of a relay team. 
  Registration: $110 individual; $60 per person for 2-person relay; $55 per person for 3-person relay; $100 for aquabike (swim-bike). Registration at raceelpaso.com/eagle-in-the-sun.


‘Indoor/Outdoor’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents the comedy by Kenny Finkle Aug. 17-Sept. 2 at Black Box Theatre, 430 N Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. Directed by Ceil Herman. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sunday Aug. 26 and Sept. 2; and 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.
  The play is about a kitten that leaves home to find herself, finding kindness and love in the process.

Cloudcroft Labor Day Hoopla — The annual family party is Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1-2, on Burro Avenue in Cloudcroft. Street dance is 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, and family social beginning at noon Sunday. Admission is free. Information: (575) 682-2733 or 1-866-682-8777 or coolcloudcroft.com.

Hatch Chile Festival — The “chile capital of the world” holds its 47th annual celebration 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1-2, at the Hatch Airport on N.M. Hwy 26, 1 1/2 miles west of Hatch, featuring vendors, carnival rides, arts and crafts, chile food and ristra tying and painting demonstrations, live music, beer garden, mud volleyball, mariachi competition, and fresh roasted Hatch green chile and contests. Parade begins at 9 a.m. Saturday. Admission; $10 carload (good for both days). Information: (575) 267-5483, hatchchilefest.com or on Facebook.

Franciscan Festival of Fine Arts — Holy Cross Retreat Center, 600 Holy Cross Road in Mesilla Park, will showcase the works of 80 to 90 area artists 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1-2. The event includes an enchilada dinner, food vendors, silent auction, raffle, live music and beer garden. Admission is free; donations taken at the door. Information: (575) 524-3688 or franciscanfestival.org.

All American Futurity — The running of the 60th All American Futurity is Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, which marks the end of the racing season at Ruidoso Downs. Various events and other special races will be offered Aug. 31-Sept. 3.
  The track and casino is off U.S. 70 in Ruidoso Downs, N.M. Regular post time is 1 p.m. Fridays through Sundays; times vary on Trial Race days. Call or check website for other dates and times. Grandstand admission and parking are free, except for select weekends. Turf club reservations are $20; valet parking is $7. Information: (575) 378-4431 or raceruidoso.com.

John Mueller’s “Winter Dance Party” — The live tribute concert recreating the performances of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and Big Bopper is 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, at the Spencer Theater for Performing Arts  in Alto, N.M. Tickets: $39-$69.  Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com. Tickets: $39-$69.

West Texas

Marfa Lights Festival — The 32nd annual festival that pays tribute to Marfa’s mysterious lights is Friday through Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 2 around the Presidio County Courthouse in Marfa, Texas. Activities over the Labor Day Weekend include food and crafts booths, a main street parade, contests, concerts and street dances in the Presidio Courthouse area. Information: marfacc.com.
  Events begin at 5 p.m. Friday, with vendors beginning at noon Saturday and Sunday. Food and craft vendors, street dances Friday and Saturday nights.
Other events:
• 5K run begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at the courthouse.
• Ernest Chavez Golf Tournament is 10 a.m. Saturday, at Marfa Golf Course. Two-man Scramble. Registration is 9 a.m.: $50 per player.
• Parade is 10 a.m. Saturday Downtown, followed by live entertainment and events all day.

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