El Paso Scene Weekly for Nov. 11-17, 2019

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EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS

Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon. The gallery specializes in local and early El Paso art. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, or by appointment. Information: 533-9090 or halmarcus.com.
  The opening for the 20/20 Visionary Show is 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. featuring 20 artists: Ho Baron, Jon Gore, Victor Hugo Soto, Cecil Lee, Adelaide Marcus, Diego “Robot” Martinez, Tino Ortega, Mark Rojas, Marcos Rey, Carolina H. Villarreal, Stephen El Rey and more.
  Now available are Marcus’s 2020 calendars, and the children’s book “Buenas Noches El Paso” written by Luke Lowenfield with illustrations by Hal Marcus.

‘My Sister in This House’ — El Paso Community College Theatre presents the play by Wendy Kesselman as its first production of the season Nov. 15-24, at the Forum Theatre on the Transmountain Campus. Nov. 23 will include signing for the hearing impaired. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Directed by Ted Karber, Jr. Ticket: $15 ($7 EPCC students, staff, and seniors; $10, Non-EPCC students and military). Information: 831-5147 or on Facebook.
  The play tells the story of Christine and her little sister Lea, the maids who were known as the gems of 1930s’ Le Mans society. In the crucible-like atmosphere of this home, the sisters become more isolated and less human. One afternoon their rage surfaces in a horrifying and shocking manner.

Juan Gabriel & Rocio Dúrcal Tribute — The musical tribute to the Latin music stars is at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. featuring Aaron Palacios and Lusy Medina. No cover; age 21 and older admitted. Information: (575) 874-5200, Sunland-Park.com/entertainment or on Facebook.

Bourbon and Whiskey at the Park — Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M., hosts the evening of food and premium bourbon whiskey and scotch sampling, 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, with more than 50 premium tequila brands and frozen margaritas available for sampling. Admission is free; $20 for 10 sample tickets; must be 21 or older to participate Information: 1-800-572-1142, sunland-park.com or on Facebook.
  Live music by Dusty Low, Damian Wyldes, Brian Mars and Redemption Rock.

EPSO’s ‘The Planets’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bohuslav Rattay, performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16, in the Plaza Theatre. Featured is Strauss’s ”Also sprach Zarathustra,” John Williams’ ” Star Wars Force Awakens” Suite, and Holst’s ”The Planets” (Mars, Jupiter, Uranus) accompanied by a film produced by Emmy-nominated astronomer and visual artist Dr. Jose Francisco Salgado, KV 265 Executive Director. Tickets: $16-$45; $9 and $11 for students (Ticketmaster). Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
  Since Holst’s masterpiece debuted in 1919, mankind’s relationship with space has led to manned flights to the moon, rovers on Mars and satellites exploring the solar system. The film takes the audience in a journey through outer space examining Mars, Jupiter, Uranus, the Sun, and beyond.
  Opening notes with Dr. James Welsch are presented at 6:30 p.m. each night in the Philanthropy Theatre next to the Plaza.

Tommy Walker concert — The benefit concert for Charlie’s Lunch ministries, featuring Tommy Walker, is at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Jesus Chapel, 111 W. Sunset. Admission is free. Information: charlieslunch.com or jesuschapelep.com.
  Tommy Walker is a worship leader, singer/songwriter, speaker and author who since 1990 has served at his home church, Christian Assembly in Los Angeles. Walker is part of a family that started several churches in El Paso, including Jesus Chapel. His best-known songs include “Only A God Like You,” “No Greater Love”,” “Mourning Into Dancing” “He Knows My Name” and “That’s Why We Praise Him.”
  He is also president of Tommy Walker Ministries, which teaches and mentors other worship leaders and songwriters.
  Charlie’s Lunch is a Christian ministry aimed at ministering to the world’s needy children and their families.


CONCERTS

Lowbrow Palace — 1101 Texas (outdoors) and 111 E. Robinson (indoors). Information: lowbrowpalace.com or Facebook.
• The Coathangers —9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11. Tickets: $12. Outdoor show. Opening band Control Top.
• Omar Apollo — The alternative rocker’s Speed of Sound Tour is 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, with Dijon and Silver Sphere. Tickets: $20 ($70 meet and greet VIP). Outdoor show.
• Mellow Fellow — The singer performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, with Ruru. Tickets: $15.  Indoors.
• Maxo Kream — The rapper performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, with Q Da Fool. Tickets: $22.

Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• Awake At Last — Progressive metal band, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11. Tickets: $5.
• 1348 and UADA — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, with The Stalk. Tickets: $20.
• Everrest — The Austin rock band performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. Tickets: $7 in advance; $10 day of show.

UTEP Department of Music — Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. except as listed. For most events, tickets are $5 ($3 students, military and seniors, free for UTEP students, faculty, staff and children 12 and younger. Information: 747-5606 or music.utep.edu.
• Wind Symphony Concert is Tuesday, Nov. 12, featuring music of Jodie Blackshaw, Julie Giroux, Tchaikovsky, Holst, and Pulitzer Prize winner Joseph Schwantner.
• Commercial Music Ensemble performs Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 14-16, in the Fox Fine Arts Studio Theater. The Ensemble, directed by Chris Reyman, performs with students from the Department of Theatre and Dance. The piece is an original choreography created by dance faculty member Sandra Paola López Ramírez and dance students with original music by Chris Reyman and his Commercial Music Ensemble.
• Symphony Band Concert is Thursday, Nov. 14 with the UTEP Clarinet Choir directed by Dr. Jim Logan. The band welcomes guest composer Gabe Musella, Assistant Music Director of UIL, and Professor Kenny Capshaw on trumpet as they premiere a work for solo trumpet and band composed in memory of those whose lives were lost Aug. 3, 2019 in El Paso.

EPCC Music Faculty — El Paso Community College Music Faculty members perform for the public 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at El Paso Museum of Art, 1 Arts Festival Plaza. Reception follows in the mezzanine. Admission is free. Information: 831-2361 or epcc.edu/academics/music.


ALSO THIS WEEK

‘Border Tuner’
— Award-winning visual and multi-media artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer presents his latest installation, “Border Tuner” Nov. 14-24 in El Paso and Juárez. The interactive art installation will highlight the connections between the two cities through a series of nightly conversations and performances that involve residents from both sides of the border and beyond. Organized by UTEP’s Rubin Center at UTEP, El Paso Community Foundation and Fundación Comunitaria de la Frontera Norte. Information: bordertuner.net
  This interactive light and sound installation features three stations on either of side of the border: Parque Chamizal in Juárez and the parking lots of Bowie High School in El Paso. The stations control 18 of the most powerful searchlight beams in the world.
  The light beams will be visible from a 10-mile radius. When lights from either of the two sites are directed at each other, powerful bridges of light and sound are created – activating microphones and speakers – allowing participants to communicate with one another and creating a cross-border connection and communication.
  For the first 30 minutes of each evening, Border Tuner will feature themed programming with diverse border voices. The public may participate by using the tuning stations from either side of the border to engage in conversations. The public will also be able to participate remotely via SMS voice messages. Conversations may be heard worldwide at bordertuner.net

Scorpion-Con — The comic and games convention is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Horizon High School, in Horizon City, with gaming competition, food trucks, and a cosplay contest. Hosted by the Scorpion-Con Horizon High School AVID program. Information: hhscorpioncon@gmail.com or on Facebook at scorpioncon.

T.Rex Planet — The “Dinosaurs Come to Life” event is Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 16-17, at El Paso County Coliseum. T. Rex Planet offers a range of family activities, with lifelike animatronic dinosaurs and static exhibits, a “dinosaur band” and more. Tickets to be announced; available at trexplanet.com or at the door.


Bazaars and fairs

Holiday Open House Bazaar — Patou Velvet’s annual bazaar and gift sale is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at 518 Randolph in Sunset Heights, with handmade gift cards, vintage collectibles, sterling silver and handmade jewelry for men and women, original and reproductions of art, Frida items, Linda’s baked cookies and more. Information: 412-7632; or on eBay at patouvelvetvintage.

Zin Valle Arts & Crafts Fair — Zin Valle Vineyards, Hwy 28 in Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259), hosts its arts and crafts fair noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, featuring handmade items from various artisans. Vendor booths available (handmade items only) through Nov. 1 at zinvalle@gmail.com. Information: 877-4544 or zinvalle.com.

Mount Hope Fall Festival — Mount Hope Lutheran Church, 9640 Montwood (at McRae), hosts its bazaar 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, with vendor and craft booths, rummage sale room, holiday decor, food trucks, and a children’s craft. Information: 598-2141 or mhopelc.org.

Provost Gun Show — The El Maida Provost Guard gun, small antique and Southwest art show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16-17, at the El Maida Shrine Temple, 6331 Alabama. Admission: $6 (under 10 free). Information: 241-1761.

St. Francis Xavier Christmas Fair — The Catholic church’s 4th annual fair is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16-17, at the parish hall, 519 S. Latta. Merchandise includes art, antiques, bath and beauty products, clothing, holiday and other home décor, garden items, jewelry, toys and more. Food and drink sold by the church. Admission is free. Information: 532-2761 or 479-7100.

St. Paul’s Holiday Bazaar — The St. Paul’s Methodist Women’s annual bazaar is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere, with hand crafted gift items as well as gently used holiday items such as trees, lights, ornaments, decor, dishes and more. Admission is free. Information: 772-2737 or stpaulschurchelpaso.org.

Viva Los Muertos Festival — El Paso Punk Rock Flea Market hosts the Día de los Muertos indoor and outdoor festival 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at El Maida Shrine, 6331 Alabama, with altars, food trucks, mercado, demonstrations and workshops, performances, music and large art installations, loteria, prizes, face painting, a jumping balloon, axe throwing, and more. Information: 478-9971 or on Facebook at El Paso Punk Rock Flea Market.

Ysleta del Sur Winter Market — Ysleta del Sur Pueblo hosts the annual market 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the YDSP Cultural Center, 505 Yaya Lane (at Socorro Road), with social dance performances, food and beverage vendors, and Native American jewelry, presented by the YDSP Department of Cultural Preservation. Admission is free. Information: 859-7700 or culturalcenter@YSDP-NSN.gov.
  The Cultural Center offers an exhibit on YDSP history and art, along with several shops featuring Tigua artists.

Mission Trail Art Market — Area artisans and craftspeople display their fine arts and crafts for their 11th season 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, in the historic Veteran’s Memorial Plaza in San Elizario, with arts and crafts, music, reenactments, food and more. Pets welcome. Information: 851-0093 or missiontrailartmarket.com.


Farmer’s markets

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing
— The 19th annual market is open Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information: (575) 589-0653 ardovinos.com or on Facebook at FarmersMarket.

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.

Farmers Market at The Fountains — The Fountains at Farah hosts a farmers market 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15. Information: fountainsatfarah.com or on Facebook.


Something for everyone

Child Guidance Center’s Dinner and Roast — El Paso Mayor Dee Margo and First Lady Adair Margo will be roasted (and honored) at the El Paso Child Guidance Center’s annual fundraising dinner and roast 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at El Paso Country Club. “Roasters” include the couple’s children; Former TV news anchor Rick Cabrera will host. Tickets: $150; available at eventbrite.com. Information: epcgc.org or 562-1999.

Hall of Honor banquet — El Paso County Historical Society’s 59th annual banquet is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Doubletree by Hilton Hotel 600 N. El Paso. Silent auction will be held. Proceeds benefit the preservation of the Society’s archives and its 107-year-old headquarters. Ticket information: 533-3603, elpasohistory.com or on Facebook.
  This year’s honorees are Ron Dawson, Betty Moor MacGuire, Fred Morton and John Peak.

Retro Dance Night — DJ Joe Dorgan will play the music of the ‘70s and ‘80s for a retro dance at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the Sunset Hall at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, 1 Ardovino Drive, in Sunland Park, with cocktails and pizza available. Cost: $5 cover, age 21 and older admitted; ID needed for admission. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3 or ardovinos.com.

Big Bosque Bird Bash — Friends of the Rio Bosque hosts the free community event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Rio Bosque Wetlands Park, 10176 Socorro Rd. in El Paso’s Mission Valley, to learn about the river-valley environment through tours, presentations, exhibit and interactive activities. Information: 747-8663 or riobosque.org.


ART EVENTS

‘No Man’s Land’ — Nina Titovets, daughter of prominent local painters Lyuba and Sasha Titovets, will feature her photography Nov. 15-25 at the former Charlotte’s Furniture Store in Pepper Tree Square, 5411 N. Mesa. Receptions are 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. Information: ninatitovets.com.
  The photographs reveal the beauty of the desert and of forgotten towns in Texas and New Mexico.

Sun Bowl Art Exhibition — The 2019 show and art competition, featuring works by regional artists, runs Nov. 14-Jan. 1, at the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana, Opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. Information: 543-6747 and internationalmuseumofart.net.
  The Southwest’s longest running art exhibit, originally dubbed the Sun Carnival Art Exhibit, began in 1949.


ON STAGE

‘What is Opera?’ — UTEP Opera’s fall showcase is 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, featuring special guest artist Dr. Elisa Fraser Wilson. Includes music from timeless opera composers such as Verdi, Mozart, Rossini, Gilbert and Sullivan, and Bernstein. Admission: $12; $8 seniors and military, non-UTEP Students; $5 UTEP students, faculty and staff. Information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/opera.

‘New Voices in Dance’ — UTEP Department of Theater & Dance presents the University Dance Company at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14-16, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Studio Theatre, with new works from up-and-coming choreographers and dance makers from El Paso and beyond. Tickets: $18 ($15 alumni with card; UTEP faculty and staff, seniors, and military; $12 UTEP students and age 4-12). Information: 747-5118, theatredance.utep.edu or on Facebook.


SPORTS

UTEP Men’s Basketball - Home games are at 7 p.m. at the Don Haskins Center. Ticket information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• Tuesday, Nov. 12: New Mexico State.
• Friday, Nov. 15: Eastern New Mexico.

UTEP Women’s Basketball — The team travels to the Pan Am Center in Las Cruces to play NMSU 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, then returns to the Don Haskins Center to host Alcorn State at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. Ticket information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.

El Paso Rhinos - The Junior League ice hockey team hosts the Dallas Snipers. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15-17, at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $5-$30. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com.

Run Internacional: The U.S.-Mexico 10K Run — The annual 10K race is 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, beginning at 300 Olivas V. Aoy Avenue (at S. Stanton), with a route linking El Paso and Juárez. Route goes by Southwest University Park, San Jacinto Plaza, through Segundo Barrio and across the Stanton Street Bridge into Juarez past Mision de Guadalupe, Juárez Cathedral. Finish line in Juárez outside of the MUREF, next to Monumento JRZ. Entry fee: $25. No race day registration or packet pickup. Limited to 1,500 participants. Entry form at international10K.com.
  To cross the border, all runners must have a passport, permanent resident card or other government-approved crossing identification. U.S. Customs and Border Protection staff will be available during packet pickup to advise runners.

UTEP Volleyball — The Miners host Rice at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Memorial Gym. Ticket information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com.

El Paso Roller Derby — The Home Team Championships are Saturday, Nov. 16, at Nations Tobin Recreation Center, 8831 Railroad. First bout begins at 6 p.m., second at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 in advance; $12 at the door; $5 for military (active and vet only); free for age 10 and younger with paying adult. Information: (623) 285-4670, eprollerderby.com, or on Facebook at eprollerderby.
  Teams are part of the Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby Association.

Borderland Roller Derby — The derby’s annual Naughty vs. Nice Bout is 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. Paisano. 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.


Southern New Mexico

Dan Miller’s Cowboy Music Revue
— Las Cruces Civic Concert Association presents the western music stylings of Dan Miller and his group (daughter Hannah on fiddle and mandolin, and harmony vocalist Wendy Corr) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, direct from the award-winning Buffalo Bill Center in Wyoming. The group’s program ranges from Americana and western to bluegrass and gospel. Tickets: $25; $5 students with valid ID at the door; free for age 17 and younger with ticketed adult. Information: (575) 405-7429, lascrucescca.org or on Facebook at LCCivicConcertAssoc.

‘The Full Monty’ — Alamogordo Music Theatre presents the comedy based on the hit movie at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 14-16 at the Flickinger Center, 1110 N. New York, in Alamogordo. Adult content. Tickets: $12, available at ticketforce.com. Information: alamogordomusictheatre.org or on Facebook.
  Six unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, N.Y. have no cash and no prospects. Meanwhile, they catch their wives and other women going crazy over male strippers. The six men then set out to make some quick cash by becoming a team of male strippers.

‘The Green Bird’ — Virus Theater hosts the commedia dell’arte theatrical spectacle by Carlo Gozzi Nov. 8-23, at El Sol Theater, 406 N. Bullard, Downtown Silver City. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $14 ($6 students). Information: virustheater.com.

Artist’s Holiday Sale — Seven Las Cruces artists will host a sale 2 to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15-16, at Las Cruces Clay and Studio, 614 E Lohman with pottery, paintings, pyrography, and glass. Admission is free. Information: (575) 800 5971.

‘Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol’ — T or C Community theatre hosts presents the one-man play Nov. 15-17 and Nov. 22-24 at, T or C Civic Center, 400 W. Fourth Street, in Truth or Consequences. Showtime is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Seating is limited. Admission: $12 ($10 seniors and students). Pre-show dinner at 6 p.m. is available before the two Saturday night shows, by reservation at 609-226-5387, Information: tcctheatre@gmail.com.
  The story begins when Jacob Marley finds himself dead and condemned to a hellish eternity. He’s given his own private tormentor: a malicious little hell-sprite who thoroughly enjoys his work. Desperate, Marley accepts his one chance to free himself: to escape his own chains, he must first redeem Scrooge.

The Roadrunner Revue — The showcase of talent benefiting community radio station KTAL-LP is 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in Downtown Las Cruces. with Gene Keller, CW Ayon, Teresa Tudury, Doug Adamz, Chris Sander, and the Cosmic Troubadours. Cash bar offered. Tickets: $25 (Eventbrite).







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