El Paso Scene Weekly for Sept. 9-15, 2019

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‘Encores & Overtures’ — El Paso Opera hosts “A Superstitious Soirée” for its annual event Friday, Sept. 13, at El Paso Country Club, with cocktail hour, silent auction, dinner and live performances featuring Kellie Rumba Rattay and circus performance troupe Odd-Lab. Tickets: $125 ($1,250 table for ten); reservation deadline is Sept. 4. Information: 581-5534, amarcee@epopera.org or epopera.org.

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing
— The 18th annual market hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Information: (575) 589-0653, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at FarmersMarket.  Game Garden offers bocce ball, horseshoes, cornhole and washer toss.  Sunrise Yoga is 9 to 10 a.m. Cost: $10; bring a mat.
  Cooking fresh with Chef Patrick Rosser is 10 to 11 a.m. Sept. 14.
  Red Hot Chile Fest and Salsa challenge is 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 14. Salsa Challenge entries are $5; register at ardovinos.com or in person at the office.

El Paso Strong Tour in the 9-1-5 — Magoffin Home State Historic Site, 1117 and 1120 Magoffin, hosts free tours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15 (915). The tour will cover topics of cultural diversity, religious acceptance, and historic solutions during El Paso tragedies. Admission is free. Information: 533-5147.


Chris Reyman piano recital — 7:30 p.m.Monday, Sept. 9, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. at as part of the Faculty Recital Series. Reyman will perform jazz and improvised music that blurs the boundaries between composition and improvisation. The program will include music from his 2019 CD “KOAN,” as well as music recorded in 2018 and premier performances of newly composed works. Ticket information: 747-5606 or music.utep.edu.

Maná — The Guadalajara-based rock band brings their “Rayando El Sol” tour to El Paso  8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11,, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $62.75-$222.75; Platinum, $429.50-$899 VIP packages $325-$775 (Ticketmaster).
  Maná, winner of both Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards, has a career spanning more than three decades. The group’s sound ranges from hard rock to mellow Latin pop with influences from calypso and reggae.

Camerata del Sol — A summer concert featuring an innovative chamber music group from Las Cruces, El Paso and Juárez, is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at La Viña Winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28, one mile north of Vinton Road. The concert will feature one string quartet, one string trio, and one duet between cello and violin. Admission is free; donations accepted. Information: (575) 882-7632 or lavinawinery.com.

Dead Rabbitts — The group featuring Craig Mabbitt of Escape the Fate performs at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Rockhouse Bar & Grill, 9828 Montana, with Note to Self and local support. Tickets: $13 in advance. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.

Lady Starbeast — 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Love Buzz, 3011 Pershing, with Soul Parade and The Roulettes. No cover, age 21 and older. Information: 257-3118 or on Facebook at LoveBuzz915.

Alejandro Sanz — The Latin megastar and 2017 Latin Grammy Person of the year recipient presents his #LaGira Tour at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, in support of his new album, #ElDisco, that spawned singles “No tengo Nada,” “Back in the City (with Nicky Jam) and “Mi Persona Favorita” (with Camila Cabello). Tickets: $33.20-$93.20; VIP packages $225-$295 (Ticketmaster).

Eddie B — The standup comic and “official voice of teachers across the glo” performs his “I’m Already Professionally Developed” comedy tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $25-$55 (Ticketmaster).
  Coming off his previous, highly successful “Teacher’s Only Tour,” Eddie B is shattering attendance records with sold-out shows. Eddie B’s uncensored, raw, and hysterically realistic portrayal of a teacher’s hectic life comes from the point of view of an actual teacher.


Época de Oro Film Festival — Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso and UTEP screen movies from the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema Wednesdays in September at UTEP’s Union Cinema, Room 109. Sept. 11: “Macario” by Roberto Gavaldón at 6 p.m.; “Una familia de tantas” by Alejandro Galindo (8 p.m.)Admission is free. Information: 533-3644, consulmex.sre.gob.mx/elpaso or on Facebook at Colsulmexepa.

Fiesta San Elceario — San Elizario’s annual fiesta is Sept. 13-15 at Veterans Memorial Placita in front of San Elceario Catholic Church, 1556 San Elizario Road, with food and game booths, carnival rides, folklorico and matachines dancers. Information: 851-2333.
  The church is one of the oldest churches in El Paso County, dating back to its days as a presidio church under Spanish rule. Proceeds from the fiesta go towards its maintenance and restoration.

The Legend of La Llorona — Lost Paranormal’s 3rd annual “Evening with the Wailing Woman” is 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in the San Carlos Building, 501 Texas. Performing and visual artists share their works related to La Llorona, such as dance, art, poetry, multimedia, music and more. Costume encouraged. Admission is free. Information: 503-8960, lostelpasoparanormal@gmail.com or on Facebook at LaLloronaLegend.
  Also planned is a ghost tour, The Lost Sideshow traveling paranormal museum, and La Llorona lookalike and screamalike costume contest.

Shakespeare on-the-Rocks —
Shakespeare on-the-Rocks’ 31st season runs through Sept. 22, at El Paso Community College’s Transmountain Campus Forum Theatre. This season is in partnership with EPCC in celebration of the college’s 50th anniversary.Sept. 13-15: “Julius Caesar,” directed by Vanessa Keyser. Showtime is 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $10 ($8 for students with valid ID, seniors 65 and older, active military; $6 group rate for 10 or more; available in advance online or at the EPCC Valle Verde Campus cashiers. Information: 540-3813,shakespeareontherocks.com or on Facebook.

¡‘Vivamos México! — Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso host its Mexican Independence Day celebration 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 14, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, 800 S. San Marcial, with live music, food vendors and more. Admission is free. Information: 533-3644, consulmex.sre.gob.mx/elpaso or on Facebook at Colsulmexepa.

El Paso Black Expo — The inaugural weeklong celebration “Celebrating Our Multicultural Heritage,” concludes with an expo 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at El Paso Convention Center, featuring small business owners, authors, entertainers, service professionals, organizations, and more, as well as panel discussions, seminars, workshops, live entertainment, kids corner and health zone. Expo admission: $10 (free for ages 5 and younger); workshops are additional $15 each; panel discussion free with expo admission. Information: 345-1661 elpasoblackexpo@gmail.com or elpasoblackexpo.com.
  Discussions and activities throughout the week include economic empowerment, education, health and wellness, mental health, relationships, career goals and more.
  Black Business and Community Awards Gala highlighting the accomplishments of local Black businesses, individuals and organizations at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at El Maida Shrine Auditorium, 6331 Alabama, with keynote speaker Maj. Gen. (Ret) Dana J.H. Pittard. Cost: $75; VIP and tables available.
  “The Fire In You” Luncheon is Friday, Sept. 13, at El Paso Convention Center, with keynote speaker Dr. Sandra Braham. Registration: $45, age 18 and older; VIP tables available; space is limited.

Bazaars and fairs

915 Pop-Up Market — The Outlet Shoppes features the market 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, with more than 35 vendors, specialty foods, live music, a free play area for children, an interactive fountain and patio bar.

Gun Show — The Paso Del Norte Gun Collectors Spring Gun Show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14-15, at the El Maida Shrine Temple, 6331 Alabama. The show includes guns and antiques for buy, sell or trade. Admission is $6, $4 for under 18. Minors must be accompanied by a parent. Free admission for Wounded Warriors. Information: 564-0904 or pasodelnorteguncollectors.com.
  The Paso Del Norte Gun Collectors Inc., formed in 1964, raises funds for various charities.

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, Sept. 15, in the historic Veteran’s Memorial Plaza in San Elizario, with arts and crafts, music, reenactments, food and more. Pets welcome. Admission is free. Information: 851-0093 or missiontrailartmarket.com.

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.

For a good cause

El Paso Walk to End Lupus Now — Lupus Foundation of America’s Lone Star Chapter host the 5K and 1-mile walk at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Check-in at 4:30 p.m. and Ceremony at 7 p.m. Admission is free; fundraising encouraged. Information: Adrienne Kohlenberg, (866)205-2369, adrienne@lupuslonestar.org or

Latino Legacy Awards — Community en Acción hosts its 3rd annual awards and fiesta honoring community leaders Saturday, Sept. 14, at El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place. Details to be announced. Proceeds support Richard Castro Scholarship Fund. Tickets, information: 833-1000.


Knights In Action 5K — Knights in Action Fabens Councils #15799 hosts its 5K run/walk and 1 mile walk benefiting St. Jude’s Child Research Hospital at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Album Park, 3110 Parkwood. Registration is $25 through Sept. 12; $30 Sept. 13-14. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663 or raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pick up is noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at both Up and Running locations at 3233 N. Mesa, Suite 2015, or 1475 George Dieter, Suite o, and 7 to 7:45 a.m. at the start line on race day.

Run for the Mountain — LCMC Foundation’s 3rd annual 5K run/walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Ruidoso Links Walking Path, 685 Hull in Ruidoso. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.

WSMR Freedom Triathlon — The 10K run, 40K bike and 400 meter swim is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at White Sands Missile Range near Alamogordo, N.M. Packet pick up is 6 to 7 a.m. Cost: $60 by Sept. 2; $65 after. Team fee: $70 before Sept. 2; $75 after. Military discounts offered. Registration: itsyourrace.com.

NMSU Aggies Football — The Aggies’ hosts San Diego State at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces. Tickets: $10-$30 (Ticketmaster). Information: (575) 646-1420 or nmstatesports.com.

‘Mudd For Matches’ — Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region hosts its 10th annual mud volleyball fundraiser 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Grapevine Event Plaza and Picacho Peak Brewery, 3900 W. Picacho, in Las Cruces. Teams of 8 to 12 participants compete in pool play in the morning, guaranteed at least three matches, and teams advance to championship games in the mid afternoon. Team registration: $500; $450 returning teams; spectator admission is free. Information: (575) 449-4748. Forms online at lcmudd.org.
  All proceeds from the event benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region – Dona Ana/Grant County office.

McKelligon Canyon Challenge — El Paso on the Move’s 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun walk is 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater, beginning in the court yard. Proceeds benefit El Paso community gardens and activities that promote health. Registration: $30 through Sept. 11; $25 military and team; $20 ages 12 and younger. Late and race day registration: $35 (no race day registration for teams). Information: Irish Pugao, (909) 528-0394. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pickup is 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Central SDA Church, 1801 McRae, and 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day (gates close at 7:45 a.m.)

Borderland Roller Derby — The derby’s next bout is 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. Paisano, with featuring Chulas, and 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.

OTHER Southern New Mexico

Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta —
The 39th annual regatta begins at 7:15 a.m. Friday through Sunday, Sept. 13-15 at Lions Beach, Elephant Butte Lake State Park. Information: (575) 744-5923, ebbr.org or on Facebook.
  Tethered balloon rides start at 7:30 a.m. Cost: $30 ($20 age 12 and younger).

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Tickets through Yapsody.com or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• Vince Neil and Vixen — The former Mötley Crüe front man and the all-female metal band perform 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. Tickets: $25-$65.
• Eli Young Band — The country group performs 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. Tickets: $25-$65.

‘Pickamania!’ — Sierra County Arts Council hosts a weekend of live music Sept. 13-15 at Black Range Lodge in Kingston, N.M. with food trucks, apple pies, art and music vendors and more. Cost: $10 per day ($15 Saturday); $30 full weekend. Half price for kids. Information: (575) 894-0615 or sierracountyarts.org.
  Performers (subject to change) include Kingston Main Street at 6 p.m. and Back Porch Blues Band at 7 p.m. Friday, and Peter McLaughlin at 6 p.m. and Jeff Scroggins and Fresh Horses at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Classical Drinking — Doña Ana Arts Council (DAAC) hosts the first of its new musical series 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado in Mesilla, featuring La Catrina String Quartet with special guest Jim Shearer. Cost: $15; tickets in advance at daarts.org or at the door. Cash bar offered by Dry Point Distillers; non-alcoholic options offered. Information: (575) 523-6403.

Diez y Seis de Septiembre Fiesta — The annual fiesta is noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14-15, at the Mesilla Plaza, with vendor booths offering art, crafts, games, drinks and food. There will also be a greased pole climb and piñatas for kids. Attendees may bring folding chairs. No alcohol, smoking or pets allowed on the plaza. Information/entry forms: (575) 524-3262, ext. 116 or mesillanm.gov/news.
  The Fiesta Parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday along Avenida de Mesilla, beginning at Four Points Gin and ending at the Mesilla Town Hall.
  Headliners are Nosotros at 7 p.m. Friday and Tudy and the Silver Bullet Band at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Dog Cruces Pet Expo — The 3rd annual expo for pet owners is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14-15, at Las Cruces Convention Center, with treats for dogs, a K-9 agility course, prizes and giveaways both days. Products and information booths for experts on behavioral issues, nutrition, grooming and more. Well-behaved, leashed dogs welcome. Admission: $5; free for age 4 and younger. Information: (575) 522-1232 or dogcrucespetexpo.com.

Elephant Day — The City of Elephant Butte’s 11th annual celebration is 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at Sierra del Rio Golf Course, 101 Club House Road. This year’s theme is “Shiver Me Timbers,” with live music, hamburgers and hot dogs, vendors, a pirate ship water slide, and more. Admission and parking is free. Information: (575) 744-4892 or ElephantButteAdventures.com.

Full Moon Nights — White Sands National Monument, 15 miles southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70, hosts a performance by acoustic trio Los Soneros del Valle Bajo, which specializes in Son Jarocho, for its full moon event at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. Programs are free with regular park admission fees. White Sands entrance fees $10 per person; $20 per vehicle; and $15 per motorcycle. Information: (575) 479-6124, ext. 236 or (575) 679-2599, ext. 232; or go to nps.gov/whsa.
  The final full moon program of the season is 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, with Native American flutist Randy Granger.

‘The Mrs. Wheatland Pageant’ — No Strings Theater Company presents the rollicking comedy by Lisa Wagner Erickson, directed by Ceil Herman, through Sept. 22, at Black Box Theater, 430 N. Main in Las Cruces. Showtime is 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, and 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday). Information: (575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.
  Nostalgic sitcom fantasies, strange fertility regimens, and gender norms collide in one woman’s search for certainty in a world that is anything but.

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