El Paso Scene Weekly for June 25-July 1, 2018

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El PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS

Crossland Gallery
— The El Paso Art Association’s gallery is at 500 W. Paisano (in the Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.  Admission is free. Information: 534-7377, office@elpasoartassociation.com, CrosslandArtGallery.com, or on Facebook.
  Showing June 29-Aug. 4: “Star Spangled America,” exhibit of patriotic art. Judge is Bob Snead, El Paso artist and retired veteran. Opening reception is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 29.

Mexican Arts Show and Sale — The event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 30-July 1, on the visitor center patio at White Sands National Monument near Alamogordo. Admission is free to the show and sale; pots range from $20 to museum quality pieces. Information: (575) 479-6124 or nps.gov/whsa.
  The show features intricate Mata Ortiz pottery made in the traditional style without a potter’s wheel, whimsical Oaxacan woodcarvings, and vibrant Zapotec rugs. Daily film screenings and kids’ activities also featured.

Blasphemous Rumours — The Depeche Mode tribute band performs 9-11 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. Admission is free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or Sunland-Park.com/entertainment.

El Paso Ice Cream Festival — El Paso Live hosts the family event noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 1, in Convention Center Plaza, Downtown, with a variety of ice cream and other frozen treats, gelato, churro splits, snow cones, a toppings bar, live music, ice cream-inspired arts, contests, food trucks, inflatables, face painters and balloon twisters and more. General admission: $12 in advance, $15 at the door; age 2-12 admitted for $5; 2 and younger free. “Hero” tickets for teachers, first responders and military are $10; VIP Sunday Funday tickets are $40 ($25 kids). Tickets available at icecreamfestep.com.
  Free kids passes available at all El Paso museums, libraries and recreation centers, Plaza Theatre Box Office and El Paso Zoo.

CONCERTS

Lowbrow Palace
— 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Quintron and Miss Pussycat — The genre-defying bands perform at 9 p.m. Monday, June 25.
• Black Milk — The hip-hop artist performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, June 28, with the Nat Turner Band. Tickets: $20-$22.
• Reyno — The Mexican rock band performs 10 p.m. Saturday, June 30. Tickets: $15-$20.
• New Madrid — The four-piece Georgia band performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 1, with David Barbe and Inward Dream Ebb.

Show Tha Product — The hip hop artist’s Vibe Higher Tour is 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso. Tickets: $22 (VIP meet and greet package: $90). Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com, with some available at eventbrite.com, holdmyticket.com or ticketfly.com.

State Line Music Series —8 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, at the State Line, 1222 Sunland Park. 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. June 27: Vandoliers

Cool Canyon Nights — The 8th annual series of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at McKelligon Canyon, Amphitheatre, sponsored by WestStar Bank. Patio performance begins at 6 p.m. with headliner at 7 p.m. on the main stage. June 28: Prime 80s. Craft beers and food truck, vendors, photo booths and more also offered. Admission is free but space is limited. Information: 544-9550 or kisselpaso.com.
  VIP ”Star Lounge” tickets are $10 at neonticket.com.

Poblano Piano Recital
— The students of Alfredo Poblano perform in recital at 6 p.m. Friday, June 29, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: 1-877-240-6827.

Alfresco! Fridays — The 16th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays at Convention Center Plaza. June 29: Joe King Carrasco (Tex-Mex rock). Presented by ElPasoLive.com and sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0600, alfrescofridays.com or on Facebook.

Parks & Recreation Summer Concerts — El Paso Parks and Recreation presents free outdoor music concerts 7 to 10 p.m. at various parks throughout the summer. No alcohol or glass-bottled beverages permitted. Food vendors and activities for kids offered. Information, updates: 212-0092 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.
• Friday, June 29: Los Silver at San Jacinto Plaza, Downtown.
• Saturday, June 30: 1st Armored Division Band and Dream Merchants at San Jacinto Plaza.
• Sunday, July 1: La Magiztral Sonora at  Pavo Real Park, 9301 Alameda.

ALSO THIS WEEK

PechaKucha Night Volume 19 — The global PechaKucha sensation returns to kick off the summer at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 28, in El Paso Community Foundation’s Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon. Presentations begin at 7:20 p.m. Admission is free; cash bar available. Information: pecha-kucha.org or on Facebook at PechaKuchaep. To participate, contact William Helm, info@pechakucha-ep.com or 227-2040.

Miss El Paso USA — The pageants for Miss El Paso USA and the Miss El Paso Teen USA are 8 p.m. Friday (preliminaries) and Saturday (finals), June 29-30, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Tickets: $17-$22. Information: Laura’s Productions, 845-2894, 820-3734, laurasproductions.com or elpasopageants.com.
  The competition is divided into three categories: Personal interview, swimsuit, and evening gown. In addition to choosing Miss El Paso and Miss El Paso Teen with awards in Most Photogenic, Best in Swimsuit, and Miss Congeniality. The pageants are the official preliminaries to the Miss Texas USA, Miss Texas Teen USA, Miss USA Pageants.

Independence Day Extravaganza — City of Socorro hosts its Independence Day celebration 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at Cougar Park, 10664 Socorro Road in Socorro with live music, arts and crafts, games, food trucks, family activities, raffles and a fireworks show. Admission is free; no outside or drink or pets allowed. Information: 860-8615 or ci.socorro.tx.us
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Sun City Blues Festival — The festival of food and music is 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at Barnett Harley-Davison, with music by Calista, Smokin’ Blues Band, Dusty Low, Sorry ‘bout Your Sister, Ten Second Pistol and The Derrick Harris Band, as wells as food trucks, vendors and more. Portion of proceeds benefit Hands of Love and Hope. Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 day of show. Information: suncitybluesfest.com.

Women Who Rock El Paso — The musical celebrations are hosted by Alive Audio is 6 to 11 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at Painted Dunes Golf Course, 12000 McCombs, with live music from Carla Riojas, Steel Queen Band, Moonar, Sayverse and the Chamanas, as well as a performance from Sound Stage 9 students. Vendors, jumping balloons, food and drink offered. Admission is free; donations of feminine products and toiletries for the Reynolds Home will be taken. Information: 269-9919, 929-9055 (Reynolds Home) or on Facebook.
  The Reynolds Home is a private non-profit shelter in El Paso.

Little & Mini Miss Patriotic — The Junior, Little, Mini Miss Patriotic beauty pageants for contestants ages 4-12 are 1 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at Wyndham Hotel, 2027 Airway. Tickets: $10 at the door; free for age 4 and younger. Information, registration: 999-1781 or patrioticpageants.org.
  The pageants focus on honoring and celebrating their military Heroes and Country during our pageants proudly focus on promoting patriotism and recognizing our military.

DinoTracks Tour — Insights Science Center host its monthly DinoTracks tour 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, July 1, 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.

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 FarmersMarketatADC.

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 3 p.m. Sundays, at the Substation on Doniphan at Sunset. Admission is free. Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market.


ON STAGE

Carlos Mencia — The superstar standup comic performs June 28-30, at the Comic Strip, 1201 Airway. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets: $27.50 ($37.50 first 50 seats; $47.50 VIP booths). Information: 779-LAFF (5233), elpasocomicstrip.com or on Facebook at El Paso Comic Strip.
  “Mind of Mencia” debuted on Comedy Central in early 2005. It became one of the strongest shows in the network’s history, averaging about 1.5 million total viewers.

‘Viva El Paso!’ — El Paso Community Foundation and El Paso Live present the 41st season of the summertime outdoor musical extravaganza with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through July 28, at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. July 20-21 performances in Spanish. Tickets: $24 ($16 ages 2-12, seniors 65 and older and military with valid ID). Tickets opening weekend (June 15-16) are $10. All tickets available at Ticketmaster. Information: ElPasoLive.com.
  Created by Hector Serrano in 1978, “Viva! El Paso” depicts 400 years of the El Paso area’s rich history.
Burges High School’s Keith W. Townsend returns for the third year to direct the 72-member cast. The show will combine many of the popular songs, dances and characters from the past, such as the iconic deer dance, with a new one.
  “This year’s show follows the script’s historical-cultural story line, however, some scenes have been trimmed, and a couple were replaced with dance theater segments,” Townsend said. The mariachi and saloon bands will be a more integral part of the production. The updated script is by Tony Award-winner Marty Martin, with music by Jim Ward, Gabriel Gonzalez and Cody Ritchey.


SPORTS

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-$30Information: 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.
June 25-28: Fresno Grizzlies
June 29-July 3: Albuquerque Isotopes.

CISM: International Women’s Soccer Tournament — Fort Bliss MWR hosts the Conseil International du Sport Militaire tournament June 22-July 1. Matches are 6:30 and 9 p.m. every night at Stout Track and Field. Finals are July 3, where the World Champion will be crowned. Spectator admission is free and open to the public. Information: 744-5794.

Southwest Brawl 8 — The American Fight League presents professional and amateur mixed martial arts fighters 7 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University, featuring professional, regional and local fighters. Family friendly event. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $30 general admission; $50 VIP seat; $600 VIP table; available at holdmyticket.com. Information: (725) 333-2356 or americanfightleaguemma.com.

El Paso Roller Derby — The next bouts are 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 30 at Nations Tobin Recreation Center, 8831 Railroad. The doubleheader features TexPistols vs. ARD Rocketdolls, and Beast Mode vs. Holligans. Cost: $10 in advance; $12 at the door; $5 for military; free for age 10 and younger. Season tickets: $50. Information: (623) 285 4670, eprollerderby.com, or on Facebook at eprollerderby.
  The teams are part of the Women's Flat Track Roller Derby Association


SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO

Southwest Brawl 8 — The American Fight League presents professional and amateur mixed martial arts fighters 7 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University, featuring professional, regional and local fighters. Family friendly event. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $30 general admission; $50 VIP seat; $600 VIP table; available at holdmyticket.com. Information: (725) 333-2356 or americanfightleaguemma.com.

Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com. Country artist Lee Roy Parnell performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 30. Tickets: $39-$59.




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