El Paso Scene Weekly for Jan. 1-6, 2019

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Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino
— 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com. The 60th season of the live racing is runs every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday. Post time is 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6: Bold Ego Handicap, 4 Rivers/John Deere Stakes and La Señora Stakes

WinterFest — El Paso Live with the Hospitals of Providence and Providence Children’s Hospital, hosts ice skating and various winter events through Jan. 6 in Downtown’s Arts Festival Plaza and surrounding areas. This year’s ice rink offers interactive features, along with holiday shopping, seasonal food and drinks, lights, décor and more. Skating is $8 ($7 military; $5 age 5 and younger). Spectator admission is free. Open seven days a week. Season passes; $35, good for one session per day. Tickets online at elpasolive.com. Information: 534-0600 or winterfestep.com.
  Hours are noon to 10 p.m.
  El Paso Community Foundation and El Paso Live present free movies at the Plaza Theatre Sunday, Jan. 6, with “Frozen” (1 p.m.) and “Ice Age” (3:30 p.m.). Local organists perform before each movie.
  El Paso Streetcar fares are free every weekend through Jan. 6. The Winterfest express shuttle runs every 10 to 15 minutes 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays, noon to 11 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays, with free pick up at Father Rahm & El Paso and drop off at corner of El Paso and Overland.

NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum — 4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. The 47-acre museum chronicles the 3,000-year history of agriculture and rural life in New Mexico. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for adults, $4 seniors 60 and older; $3 children age 4-17; free for museum members, veterans and children age 3 and under. Information: (575) 522-4100 or nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.
  Now showing: “Drawn to the Land: Peter Hurd’s New Mexico.” Renowned 20th-century artist Peter Hurd(1904-1984) was known for his realistic portraits and luminous southwestern landscapes that featured sparse vegetation, rolling hills, windmills, water tanks and ever-changing skies. The exhibit features 24 artworks, as well as some of the artist’s objects such as his chaps, sombrero, polo helmet, polo mallet, guitar and more.


Mesa Vista Wine Tasting Room
— The new tasting room at 3200 Hwy 28 in Anthony, N.M. Live music featured every 2 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 494-7248 or mesavistawinery@gmail.com.
  A New Year’s Day event is noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, featuring goods from area surrounding small businesses such as Mayaluna Yarn Shop, alpaca products made from locally owned alpaca farms, prints of photos from the New Mexico area, tourist cards from the Mesilla area and furniture from Casa Decor.

Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• The Anchor — 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2 with Apothica, and local support. All ages show. Tickets: $10.
• Anialator — 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, with local opening bands. Admission: $6, all ages.
• The Pot — The Tribute to Tool performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5. Admission: $5.

INTOCABLE — The Norteño/Tejano band performs 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Inn of the Mountain Gods, Mescalero, N.M. Tickets: $25-$75. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.

USA Dance
— USA Dance Las Cruces NM Chapter #5058, hosts an afternoon dance 2:45 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at Belton Bridge Center, 1214 E. Madrid in Las Cruces, with 2-step, waltz, cha cha, salsa, tango, swing, hustle, cumbia and more. Free rumba dance lesson 2 to 2:45 p.m. by Leonard Thurman. Admission: $10 ($5 members). Information: Jerry, (575) 639-3993 or Facebook at USADanceLasCruces.


El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s Major Arena Soccer League team hosts the Tacoma Stars at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at El Paso County Coliseum. Individual tickets: $12 general admission; $20 box seating; kids admitted free with purchase of adult ticket. Information: 229-1416, elpasocoyotes.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners host USTA in the Conference USA  home opener, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Don Haskins Center. Games are 7 p.m. Tickets: $8-$28. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.


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. Current exhibits:
•  “After Posada: Revolution,” works by Mexican printmaker José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913). The exhibition, drawn from the collection of Lineaus Hooper Lorette, recontextualizes Posada’s influential work.
• Jacob Lawrence’s “Toussaint L’Ouverture Series: The Haitian Revolution.” In 1937 Lawrence, a 20-year-old graduate of the American Artist School in New York, began a group of tempera panels about the Haitian Revolution. His first series tells the story of Haiti’s struggle for independence from France through the life of Toussaint L’Ouverture (1742–1803), a slave turned revolutionary leader.
• “Julie Speed: East of the Sun and West of the Moon.” The exhibition features the Marfa artist’s production from the last five years.

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. On exhibit: Showing through Feb. 28: “Latina Arte,” with works by Latina artists Teresa Fernandez, Carmen Navar, Romy Hawkins, Martha Arzabala, Leticia Luevanos, Lillian Sandoval, Erica Zamora and Isabel Olivares.

Magoffin Home State Historic Site — 1120 Magoffin. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Visitors can begin their tour at the Visitor Center across the street (1117 Magoffin, a restored 1901 home); closed Sunday. Tours on the hour; last tour at 4 p.m. Spanish language tours offered Thursday through Saturday; call for availability. Cost: $7 ($6 seniors 65 and older; $4 ages 6-18; free ages 5 and younger). Family and group rates available. Admission is free to Visitor Center. Information: 533-5147, visitmagoffinhome.com or Facebook.

Centennial Museum — University at Wiggins, UTEP. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 Monday through Saturday. Admission is free. Information: 747-6667 or museum.utep.edu. On exhibit:
•  “Rations, Rights and Rivets: Experiencing World War II in El Paso,” featuring historic pieces such as newspaper clippings, photographs, ration books and transcribed oral histories about life on the border during the war. The war impacted UTEP in various ways, with more women enrolled as students and the research efforts to help the war effort.
• “Where The World met the Border: El Paso’s First Ward.” The story of El Paso’s first neighborhood: a fronterizo commercial center where immigrants from all over the world made their homes, where newcomers intermarried into powerful families and where working-class people built railroads and industries.
  Permanent exhibits on the third floor focus on the history of the Chihuahuan Desert. The Chihuahuan Desert Gardens on the museum grounds have more than 800 species of plants native to the region.
  The Lhakhang Cultural Exhibit is open to the public for viewing 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday, and 1 to 4:30 p.m. the first Sunday of the month. A museum representative will be on hand to answer questions.

El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center — 715 N. Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 351-0048 or elpasoholocaustmuseum.org. On exhibit: “Unity: El Paso Youth Exhibit” featuring art, writing video and multi-media presentations from students of all ages.

El Paso Museum of Archaeology — 4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso (west of U.S. 54). Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Tours are 10:30 to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays, Mondays and city holidays. Admission is free. Information: 755-4332 or elpasotexas.gov/arch_museum/.

El Paso Museum of History — 510 N. Santa Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (open until 9 p.m. Thursdays), and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays and city holidays. Museum admission is free. Information: 212-0320, elpasotexas.gov/history or on Facebook.

War Eagles Air Museum — 8012 Airport Road, Doña Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission: $5; $4 senior citizens and military; free for children under 12. Information: (575) 589-2000 or war-eagles-air-museum.com.

Branigan Cultural Center — Branigan Building, 501 N. Main, (Downtown Mall) Las Cruces. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble. Museum closed Jan. 1. Information: (575) 541-2154, las-cruces.org/museums or on Facebook. On exhibit through Jan. 5: “World War I” featuring the WWI memorabilia collection of William Alford.
  Continuing exhibits:
• “Four Generations, Four Languages,” featuring Mexican artists of different generations. 
•  “Passing Through,” paintings by artist Jimin Lee on the themes of mobility, displacement and labor.
•  “Lightning Field,” digital imagery by Ken Morgan, depicting his envisioning of a lightning storm at Walter de Maria’s Lightning Field.

Las Cruces Museum of Art — 491 N. Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble. Museum closed Jan. 1. Information: (575) 541-2137 or las-cruces.org/museums. Showing through Jan. 12: The annual “Bird in Art: Takes Flight and Soars” exhibit with dynamic and contemplative interpretations of avian marvels via original paintings, sculptures, and graphics created within the last three years.

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