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EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
‘Evita’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the Tony-winning Best Musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30 to $70 (Ticketmaster). Information: 231-1111 or visitelpaso.com/broadway.
Eva Peron’s story unfolds in the musical about the rise and fall of one of the world’s most glamorous first ladies, featuring hits like the classic “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina.”
‘Rabbit Hole’ — El Paso Community College Theater Ensemble presents Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning drama by David Lindsay-Abaire March 1-10 at Transmountain Campus Forum Theater, 9570 Gateway North, directed by Matthew Smith. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 ($10 non-EPCC students and military; $7 EPCC students and staff and senior citizens). Ages 7 and older only admitted. Reservations: 831-5056.
The drama delves into the complexity of a family navigating deep grief and learning what it means to live a fruitful life when things fall apart.
UTEP Department of Music — Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. except as listed. Information: 747-5606 or music.utep.edu.
Admission: $5 Adults, $3 students, military and seniors; free for UTEP students, faculty, staff, and age 12 and under, unless listed otherwise.
• UTEP Wind presents a “farewell” concert for the American Bandmasters Association National Convention performance under the direction of Dr. Bradley Genevro Monday, March 4, featuring guest trombonists Barry Hearn, Rich Harris, Pete Madsen, and Steve Wilson.
• Faculty Recital series performance with Stephen Nordstrom, violin and Michael Way, cello, is Tuesday, March 5, with music for string duo and string trio by Bach, Martinu, and Dohanyi. Nordstrom and Way will be joined by guest artist and violinist Kevin Nordstrom of Wright State University.
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• Archer Nation — 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, with Heinous Mutation, Fusebox and Steel Lake. Admission: $5.
• Ektomorf performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9, with the Tenebrian Machine. All ages show.
Lowbrow Palace — 1101 Texas. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• The Suffers — The Houston R&B and soul group performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, March 7. Tickets: $12.
• The Red Pears — The California indie band performs at 10 p.m. Friday, March 8, with Katzu Oso. Tickets; $12.
• Le Butcherettes — The Mexican garage punk band performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 10, with local acts TBA. Tickets; $12.
El Paso Wind Symphony — The wind symphony directed by Ron Hufstader celebrates American Composers at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, featuring the TMEA Region 22 All-State Musicians. Tickets: $10; $5 students, military, seniors (Ticketmaster). Information: elpasowindsymphony.com or on Facebook at El Paso Wind Symphony.
If We Were Turtles single release — The El Paso-based math-rock band will host a performance for the release of its latest single, ‘Nodus Tollens,’ at 9 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Monarch, 204 E. Rio Grande, with guests topographies (from San Francisco) and Sleepspent. Admission is free; age 21 and older admitted. Information on Facebook at monarchep.
Jaimelynn Amato — El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series presents “The Songbird of El Paso” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Philanthropy Theatre (next to the Plaza Theatre). Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-4020 or epcf.org.
Soprano singer-songwriter Amato takes presents a musical tour of the blending of cultures in the Borderland. She integrates classical guitar, singing, and virtuosic whistling in a night celebrating women. She will showcase new music and songs from her first album, “Starry Skies and Fragile Ties.”
ALSO THIS WEEK
Bourbon Street on Cincinnati Street — The annual Mardi Gras celebration in Kern Place is Fat Tuesday, March 5. Cincinnati Street will be closed to vehicle traffic for the outdoor celebration featuring food, live outdoor music, drink specials and, of course, beads. Gates open at 4 p.m. Admission price to be announced. Updates on Facebook at Cincinnati Entertainment district.
EPCC Spring Arts Festival — The 40th annual spring festival of performing, visual and literary arts offers workshops, concerts, lectures and exhibits at various venues of El Paso Community College through May. Most events are free, some may have nominal admission fee. Information: epcc.edu/events/artsfestival or on Facebook at EPCCnews.
• The EP Clarinet Quartet performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at the Administrative Service Center Boardroom, 9050 Viscount. Information: 831-2361
• EPCC Music guest artist Dr. Alison Edwards performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Trinity First Methodist Church, 801 N. Mesa. Information: 831-2361.
• Children’s College Dance Recital is 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9, in the ASC Auditorium. Information: 831-2089.
‘Dancing Backwards in High Heels’ — The Women’s Business Border Center of the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presents the 15th annual Women’s Business Symposium 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 Thursday, March 7, at Wyndham El Paso Airport, 2027 Airway. Women can make connections with other female business owners and leaders, learn from each other’s best practices. Early bird admission: $95 all-day pass ($85 EPHCC members, students and military). Information: 566-4066 or womenbordercenter.com.
Speakers include Kathy McShane (Office of Women’s Business Ownership), Carolina Jannicelli (JPMorgan), Alice Rodriguez (JPMorgan Chase & Co.), Yanela Frias (Prudential Retirement) and Carly Sanchez (Wells Fargo).
Sessions include Women in Economic Development, Mother and Daughter Business Teams, Running an Empire, and Women in Healthcare. Other highlights include a pamper room, make-up touch ups, retail displays, hair blowouts, professional headshots, grab bags and other prizes.
El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Closed Mondays and holidays. Admission is free unless noted otherwise. Information: 212-0300 or epma.art.
Showing March 8-Sept. 1: Joy and Suffering: Mexican Retablos from the EPMA Collection.” The museum’s retablos collection will undergo a re-imagined installation, presenting highlights from the Hamilton Collection, the McKnight Collection, and the Roderick Collection. Images of the Virgin Mary in her many folk and formal manifestations range from the well-known Virgin de Guadalupe to the lesser-known Our Lady of Solitude. A tour of the exhibit with curator Kevin Burns is noon to 1 p.m. Friday, March 8. Lunch included; registration required: $15.
International Women’s Day — General Casimir Pulaski Society of El Paso hosts its 3rd annual International Women’s Day event, “Better the balance, better the world“ 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Coronado Country Club, 1044 Broadmoor. This year’s special guest is UTEP President Diana Natalicio. Proceeds benefit El Paso Pro-Musica. Tickets: $75; sponsorships available. Information: 449-1314 or PolishSocietyElPaso@gmail.com.
Keynote speaker is First Lady of El Paso, Adair Margo. She served as chairwoman of the U.S. President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. She received the Presidential Citizens Medal from President George W. Bush and the Order of the Aztec Eagle medal, Mexico’s highest award for a noncitizen, for strengthening international relations through the arts.
Dance for Dreams — Dance for Dreams hosts a dancing fundraising event beginning at 7:3 p.m. Friday March 8, at Shundo Ballroom Dance Studio, 120 Paragon Lane, Suite 201, with live music dancing to salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, cha-cha, kizomba and more. Live music by Azucar, with DJ music from Fernie Aveytia. Dance performances and raffles also offered. The public is welcome. Admission: $15. Information: Deliris Montanez, (704) 293-4307, dancefordreamsfoundation.org or on Facebook at dancefordreamsfoundation.
“Dance for Dreams” is a nonprofit organization that supports amateur athletics.
Home and Garden Expo — The 19th annual expo is March 8-10 at the El Paso Convention Center. Hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Area companies display the latest products and services for homeowners including builders, remodelers, contractors, building materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage solutions, landscape displays, kitchenware and home accessories. Admission: $7 ($6 for age 65 and older; free for 16 and under and active and retired military and first responders with ID). Information: (361) 882-2071 or elpasohomeandgarden.com.
Celebrity guest is landscape and design superstar Ahmed Hassan of HGTV and original host of DIY Network’s “Yard Crashers.”
Kid Zone features activities for families for various exhibitors. Curious George photo ops are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Local artists Candy Mayer, Nina Eaton, Rachel Davis’ Crosses and Lisa Matta will host booths.
‘Godspell’ — Kids-N-Co. presents the musical based on the Gospel of Matthew March 8-24, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison, conceived and originally directed by John Michael Tebelak, with book by Tebelak and music by Stephen Schwartz. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $7 ($5 children, students, seniors, military), available at the door. Information: 274-8797 or on Facebook at El Paso Kids-n-Co.
Kidtona Power Kar Race — El Paso Parks and Recreation hosts its Power Kar Race for ages 4 to 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Marty Robbins Park, 11600 Vista del Sol. Helmets are mandatory for racing and recreational fun. Registration is $10 per vehicle on a first-come, first-serve basis at any community center through March 8. Spectator general admission is free. Information: 212-1704 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.
Categories are for ages 4-6 and 7-9 include Non-Modified (up to 12 volt), Modified (up to 24 volt) Super Modified (razor and electric go-karts) and All Terrain (Off Road Race). All racers must wear a helmet.
Sun Country Doll Folks — The club’s 45th annual doll show and sale is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Best Western Plus, 6655 Gateway West. The event showcases several tables of antique, collectable and modern dolls, accessories, clothing, miniatures, books and other toys. Free doll appraisals offered. A “doll hospital” is available on site. Admission: $3 ($1 children 12 and younger). Information: 637-3438.
Founded in 1974, club members include many avid doll collectors and doll makers, involved in many charitable activities such as dressing dolls for the Toys for Tots, Operation Santa Claus Toy Drive, contributing to the UTEP Scholarship fund, donating gifts and dolls to needy families at Christmas and creating doll displays.
Celebrate El Paso — The joint project of the El Paso History radio show on KTSM AM 630; Celebration of Our Mountains and CelebrateSTEAM offers weekly tours exploring local history. Information: celebrateelpasohistory.org.
Saturday, March 9: 10:45 a.m.-noon. Relive Pancho Villa’s Raid on Columbus, N.M. Take a guided tour led by Richard Dean of the Columbus sites in town that figured prominently in the March 9, 1916 raid by Villa. Begin at 10:45 a.m. at the Columbus Depot Museum at the intersection of NM 9 and NM 11 (60 miles west of Santa Teresa). After the tour, stay for the annual parade of the Cabalgata Horses.
International Museum of Art — 1211 Montana. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 543-6747, internationalmuseumofart.net or on Facebook.
Showing March 1-31: “De Espaldas/Seen From the Back,” photographic exhibit by Alejandro Lugo. Part of an ongoing photo essay on nature, society, popular culture and life. Opening reception is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 9.
Noche Mexicana — Lienzo Charro Los Castro, 7530 Damian in Canutillo, will host a presentation by singer Rosy Arango, benefiting Deporte Nacional La Charreria at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 9, with an exhibition of artisanal Mexican clothes. Tickets: $50 ($500 tables). Information: 320-7307.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, at the Substation on Doniphan at Sunset. Admission is free. Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. The 60th season of the live racing runs through May 5. Post time is 12:50 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com. Saturday, March 9: West Texas Maturity.
El Paso Senior Games — City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department’s 36th annual games for those age 50 and older run March 2-May 22 at various locations, Sponsored by United Healthcare, UTEP and Urgent Home Heath Inc. All participants have a chance to qualify for the Texas State Senior Games. Registration: $15 for 2 events and t-shirt, plus $5 for each additional event; $45 for all events. Includes t-shirt. Information, registration: 503-6544 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.
• Huachas (Washers) — 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, Memorial Senior Center, 1800 Byron.
• Table Tennis — 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at El Paso Table Tennis Club, 2727 Wyoming.
• Pickle Ball — 8 a.m. Saturday, March 9, Nolan Richardson Recreation Center, 4435 Maxwell.
UTEP Women’s Basketball - The final home game of the regular season is against North Texas at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in the Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $5. information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s Major Arena Soccer League team hosts the Monterrey Flash at 7:15 p.m. Friday, March 8, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $12 general admission; $20 box seating; kids free with adult. Information: 229-1416, elpasocoyotes.com or social media.
El Paso Rhinos - El Paso's Junior League ice hockey team’s final home games of the regular season are against Wichita Jr. Thunder 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8-10, at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano.
Tickets: $30 balcony; $25 glass seats; $15 center line; $10 bluelines; $7 goal lines, $5 general admission. Free admission to active military with ID. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com.
Healthcare Heroes 5K — El Paso Healthcare Heroes 5K, fun run and health fair is Saturday, March 9, at Ascarate Park, 6000 Delta. Race, run, or walk alongside local healthcare heroes, form a team for your business or organization, and learn more about healthcare resources in the area. Open to all ages and abilities. Proceeds benefit local student’s professional development in healthcare careers, and engagement efforts in the community. Registration: $25 through March 8; $30 on race day. Information:
El Paso Locomotive FC — El Paso’s professional soccer team’s inaugural season opens 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, vs. OKC Energy FC at Southwest University Park. Tickets: $5 to $49. Information: 235-GOAL, eplocomotivefc.com, or email@example.com.
Harlem Globetrotters — The Globetrotters return to the area with their Fan Powered World Tour at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $20-$100 (Ticketmaster).
The Globetrotters’ current roster includes Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Hammer Harrison, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard, Firefly Fisher and Cheese Chisholm – plus female stars TNT Lister, Torch George and Hoops Green.
Prior to every performance, fans can secure a ticket to Magic Pass, the Globetrotters’ exclusive pre-game event.
SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO
Masters of Soul — The R&B tribute is 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at the Flickinger Center, 1110 New York Ave., Alamogordo, celebrating bands like Gladys Knight & the Pips, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, the Temptations, the Four Tops, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas and many more. Tickets: $15, $20 and $30. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
‘Celtic Harps, Rare Instruments & Wondrous Stories’ — Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter performs 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S, Solano. They will perform on two Celtic harps, the rare Swedish Nyckelharpa, Ukrainian Bandura, Cittern and more. Music includes traditional instrumental music from Sweden and Ireland as well as original compositions blended with stories of humor and adventure. Admission: $20; with a sliding scale to pay what you can. Information: (575) 522-7281 or uuchurchlc.org.
Rockhound Roundup — The 54th annual roundup for rock and gem lovers is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, March 7-10, at the Southwest New Mexico Fairgrounds in Deming. The roundup, sponsored by the Deming Gem & Mineral Society, includes market vendors, jewelry, drawings and raffles. Field trips lead at 8 a.m. each day. Silent auction is 6:30 p.m. Friday, with live auction at 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission and parking is free; raffle tickets $1 or 6 for $5. Information: (575) 544-9019, the firstname.lastname@example.org, or thedgmsclub.com.
From El Paso, take I-10 west to Exit 85.
Camp Furlong Day and Cabalgata Binacional — The 103rd anniversary of Pancho Villa’s raid in 1916 will be celebrated 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Pancho Villa State Park, off State Roads 11 and 9, Columbus, N.M., with guest speakers providing historical presentations and slide shows in the park’s exhibit hall. Admission is free to community center complex; state park fee is $5 a carload. Information: Pancho Villa State Park (575) 531-2711 or PanchoVillaStateParkFriendsGroup.org.
Talks are 1 to 4 p.m. in the Rec Hall building, as well as slide shows about Villa’s 1916 raid on Columbus presented by three notable historians.
The 16th annual Camp Furlong Day is a binational friendship event, commemorating the March 9, 1916 early morning attack on the village of Columbus and the adjacent military camp by Mexican General Francisco “Pancho” Villa and his men. Within days of the raid, General John J. “Black Jack” Pershing began the Punitive Expedition into Mexico.
The 20th Annual Cabalgata Binacional will be hosted in the Village of Columbus plaza. Cavalcade riders are expected to arrive in Columbus at about 10 to 10:30 a.m. followed by festival and entertainment in the village plaza throughout the day. Information: (575) 343-0147 or email@example.com.
LCSO with Andrea Padova — Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lonnie Klein, performs with the guest pianist at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 9-10, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall, with Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2, and Tchaikovsky’s “Francesca da Rimini.” Tickets: $42, $47 and $57. Information: (575) 646-3709, lascrucessymphony.com or on Facebook.
Spotlight Lunch with Lonnie is 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 7, at Paisano Café in Mesilla. Cost: $20.
Mesilla Valley Stamp Show — The postage stamp show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10, at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces, with stamp dealers, door prizes, free stamps for junior stamp collectors, exhibitions and more. Admission and parking is free. Information: (575) 202-1937 or meetinlascruces.com.
‘The Wizard of OZ’ – The musical based on the 1939 MGM movie classic is 1 and 7 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Spencer Theater, Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Tickets: $79-$85. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
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