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EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
Arabesque 2019 — Snake Charmer and the Belly Dancer’s annual gala performance featuring Silvia Salamanca and Cory Zamora is 7 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Scottish Rite Temple Theatre, 301 Missouri. Tickets: $20 online; $25 at the door. Available in advance at snakecharmerandthebellydancer.com. Information: 691-1938.
A Meet and Greet dinner is planned for Friday, July 12.
Both performers will host workshops Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14 at Scottish Rite Temple. Cost per workshop: $65.
Zamora hosts “Anatomy of SoCal” workshops 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. Sunday.
Salamanca hosts Fire and Passion dance combo at 9 a.m. and Cues and Blades ITS moves 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, and Authentic movement and healing works 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Sunday, July 14.
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.
• A Rocio Dúrcal Tribute featuring local music artist Lusy Medina is 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday, July 12, bringing the iconic songs of “La Española mas Mexicana” to life. Performing alongside Medina is Mariachi Aguilas, with opening act D Band. Age 21 and older.
• Park After Dark live music series presents Jet Set band and Signos band 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13.
• Mariachi Sundays at the Park presents Mariachi Tapatio 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 14.
‘Most-Wanted’ — El Paso Society for Musicians of the Future (EPSMF) hosts an afternoon of music inspired by the best spaghetti Westerns and the award-winning video game, “Red Dead Redemption,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, featuring soprano Linda Hiort and pianist Kristin Yost, and presenting the 2019 Young Musician Awards. The 2019 Instruments for Young Lives Awards recipients will also be introduced. Tickets: $12; $8 seniors, military; $4 students (Ticketmaster). Information: 449-0619 or epsmf.org.
All winners this year are pianists. First Place is Samuel Leightton Maddox, 15; Second Place is Kathryn Haluschak; Third Place is John Esparza; and Recognition for Achievement winners are Ryan Esparz, Taekyu Lee and Samuel Kligman.
Love Buzz — 3011 Pershing. Information: 257-3118 or Facebook.
• Dendrons — Chicago band, 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 9.
• In Lessons — Post-hardcore band from Tucson, at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 13.
State Line Music Series —8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at The State Line, 1222 Sunland Park Dr. July 10: Abe Mac Band. 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.
Lowbrow Palace — 1101 Texas. Ticket s at eventbrite.com.
• Vansire — The indie rock duo performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, with BOYO. Tickets: $10.
• Book of Love — The electronic band performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, July 13. Tickets: $25 general admission; $50 with meet and greet.
Cool Canyon Nights — The 9th annual series of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at McKelligon Canyon, Amphitheatre, sponsored by WestStar Bank. July 11: Windy City. Patio performance begins at 6 p.m. with headliner at 7 p.m. on the main stage. Admission is free but space is limited. VIP tickets are $10. Information: elpasolive.com.
THE CONVALESCENCE — 8 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Rockhouse Bar & Grill, 9828 Montana, with Reign and A Feasting Beast. Information: 591-7625 or Facebook.
Alfresco! Fridays — The 17th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays at Convention Center Plaza. Presented by ElPasoLive. July 12: Azucar (Latin rock). No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0600, alfrescofridays.com or on Facebook.
Striker — The metal band’s “Summer of Shred” Tour in support of the upcoming studio album “Play to Win” is 7 p.m. Saturday, July 13 at the San Carlos Building, 501 Texas, with Death Angel, Steel Panther, Holy Grail and Bewitcher. Information: striker-metal.com.
El Reencuentro Norteño — The norteño tour featuring Los Rieleros del Norte, La Maquinaria Norteña and Polo Urias is 8 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $50 (Ticketmaster).
Los Tres Tristes Tigres — The musical comedy trio return to the Sun City to perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre, with original songs, parodies, monologues and routines. They trio is known as one of the best stand-up comedy shows in Mexico. Tickets: $20 to $60. (Ticketmaster).
Pancho Barraza — The Mexican singer-songwriter performs at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Plaza Theater. Show rescheduled from May 3. Tickets: $59-$119 (Ticketmaster).
Da Baby — The rapper headlines the Summer Jam 2019 tour with special guests at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $35.35-$58.25 general admission; $80.75 floor seating; $126.50 VIP meet and greet (Ticketmaster).
Parks & Recreation FREE Concert — Borderline Band performs at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at Argal Park, 11565 James Watt. 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.
ALSO THIS WEEK
Ysleta Mission Festival — The annual fiesta is July 12-14 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 131 S. Zaragoza (at Alameda), with live music, southwest cuisine cooked by mission families, game booths, carnival rides and more. Admission is free to all events. Information: 859-9848, ysletamission.org or on Facebook.
This year’s headliners include Fungi Mungle on Friday.
Ysleta Mission is the second oldest practicing church in the United States and the oldest mission in Texas. Proceeds from the annual festival go towards maintaining the mission and surrounding grounds.
St. Pius X Rummage Sale — St. Pius X, 1050 N. Clark, hosts its annual rummage sale 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 13. Proceeds help fund the church’s annual bazaar. Admission is free. Information: 217-3287 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
‘Hello Dolly!’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in the UTEP Student Union West building, closes its season with the classic musical from composer Jerry Herman through July 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.
Triple-A Baseball All-Star Game — El Paso Chihuahuas will host the 32nd edition of the Triple-A Baseball All-Star Game Monday through Wednesday, July 8-10, at Southwest University Park. Information: 533-BASE or visit EPChihuahuas.com.
Combo tickets for Monday’s Home Run Derby and Wednsesday’s All-Star Game are $30-$100.
Started in 1988, the game features the International League vs. the Pacific Coast League.
YouTube sensation Domingo Ayala brings his “Theory of Beisbol” event for the Triple-A Home Run Derby Monday.
El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA baseball team hosts the Albuquerque Isotopes at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday, July 11-14, at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Tickets: $11-$30. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com..
Borderland Roller Derby — The derby’s opening season bout is 6 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. Paisano, with a doubleheader featuring Sexies vs. Viudas and Catrinas vs. Diablas. Tickets: $10; ($7 with valid military ID; $1 for ages 10 and younger; or $8 each for pack of six) at brownpapertickets.com. Information: borderlandrollerderby.com or on Facebook.
Yank Kannady Memorial Run — The 3rd annual Yank Kannady Memorial Organ Donor Awareness 10K and 5K run and 1 Mile Fun Run is 8 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at White Mountain Park 687 Hull Road in Ruidoso. Proceeds benefit the Ultimate Gift of Life Foundation. Registration: $25; $10 age 10 and younger. Information: Mike Coulter, (915) 274-5222, Judy Mancillas (575) 682-7884, or Margie Bouldin (575) 937-1350.
Packet pick up is 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 12, and 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the park.
SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO
Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
• The All-American Boys Chorus – The California-based choir presents “A Patriotic Salute in Song” at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 9. The choir of 39 boys ages 8 to 14, directed by Wesley Martin, sing songs like “America The Beautiful,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” and “Home On The Range.” Tickets: $39 to $59.
• Rumours – The Fleetwood Mac tyribute is 8 p.m. Friday, July 12, with look & sound-a-likes recreating a Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac concert experience of classics such as “Landslide,” “Go Your Own Way” and “Rhianna.” Tickets: $39 to $69.
Wednesday Nights Music on the plaza — The free summer series presents Rust (rock) and Pure Magic (variety) at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Plaza de Las Cruces on historic Main Street. Admission is free; all ages welcome. No pets. Information: (575) 541-2550 or las-cruces.org.
RUMOURS – The Fleetwood Mac tyribute is 8 p.m. Friday, July 12, , at the Spencer Theater in Alto, N.M., with look & sound-a-likes recreating a Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac concert experience of classics such as “Landslide,” “Go Your Own Way” and “Rhianna.” Tickets: $39 to $69. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
Bottomless Triathlon — The 36th annual 400M swim, 14K bike ride and 4K run is 8 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at Bottomless Lakes State Park, 13 miles east of Roswell, N.M. (via U.S. Hwy 380 and NM Hwy 409). New for 2019 is the “AquaBike” Swim and Bike only option.
Cost: $50 through July 1; $60 after. Youth registration for age 17 and younger is free through July 1; $10 after. Mixes relay teams are $75 through July 1; $90 after.
Registration deadline is July 10; no race day registration. Information: (575) 624-8284, Facebook at Bottomless Triathlon or. Registration at newmexicosportsonline.com.
Packet pickup is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 12, at La Quinta Inn & Suites, 200 E. 19th Street, in Roswell, and 6:30 a.m. on race day at Bottomless Lakes.
Apollo 11 Launch Reenactment — Fellowship of Las Cruces Rocketry Enthusiasts (FLARE) and Museum of Nature & Science present a live reenactment the historic Apollo 11 launch 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at NMSU’s Upper Intramural field, with a motorized replica of Saturn V Launch Complex 39, and scale model Saturn V Rocket accompanied by audio commentary.
NMSU’s Astronomy Observatory will be open for night viewing 8 to 10 p.m. Information: flare-rocketry.com or on Facebook at Las Cruces Museum.
‘Gulliver’s Travels’ — Missoula Children’s Theatre hosts performances of the classic tale at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Las Cruces High School. Tickets: $7 ($3 age 12 and younger) at the door. Information: (575) 523-6403, email@example.com or riograndetheatre.com.
About 60 children grades 1-12 will be cast as actors or as assistant directors or technicians as part of a weeklong theater experience. Auditions are 10 a.m. to noon Monday, July 8. Tuition: $60 ($20 each additional child in same family), due upon casting; partial scholarships available.
Tailgate 2019 — The annual outdoor concert series in Alamogordo, N.M., raises funds for the Flickinger Center. Yarbrough Band (country and classic rock) performs at 8 p.m. on Saturdays, July 13, in the upper parking lot at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, 3198 State Road 200l. Patrons should bring their own food, lawn chair and beverages. Gates open 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Information: (575) 437-2202. Online reservations at flickingercenter.com.
Single event tickets available for $25-$45 per vehicle (if spaces available). Walk up tickets are $10 ($15 couples).
Music in the Park Series — The city of Las Cruces series features performances by local, regional, and national acts at 7 p.m. Sundays at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada. July 14: Blaze the Nation (rock & roll) and Dead Like Disco (pop rock). Admission is free; all ages welcome. No pets. Information: (575) 541-2550 or las-cruces.org.
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