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EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
Cool Canyon Nights — The 9th 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. May 9: Mariachi Los Arrieros. Admission is free but space is limited. VIP tickets are $10. Information: elpasolive.com.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. No cover. Information: (575) 874-5200 or Sunland-Park.com/entertainment.
• Juan Gabriel Tribute featuring the .m. Sunday, May 12, with a tribute to Javier Solis featuring Carlos Alberto and mariachi from Mariachi Los Pasajeros, Mariachi Las Caponeras and Mariachi Son de Mexico, in celebration of Mother’s Day.
Beginnings: The Ultimate Tribute to Chicago — Showtime! El Paso closes its season with a tribute to the golden age of Chicago at 7 p.m. Saturday May 11, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Individual tickets are $30 at the door ($10 ages 6-18, or students with ID up to age 25). Information: 247-2726 or showtimeelpaso.com.
Beginnings’ eight-member band re-creates the classic, brass-blazoned rock of Chicago, the superstar group that has had five No. 1 albums and 20 Top Ten hits.
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook.
• Osatia performs at 7 p.m. Monday, May 6, with Devil in the Details and local support. Tickets: $8 in advance.
• Exmortus returns at 8 p.m. Friday, May 10. Admission: $10.
• Bless This Fall — 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, with Slaves, Palisades and Glass Houses. Tickets: $18.
UTEP Department of Music — Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Information: 747-5606 or music.utep.edu.
Admission: $5, $3 students, military and seniors; free for UTEP students, faculty, staff, and age 12 and under, unless listed otherwise.
• Mariachi Concert is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, with a concert honoring mothers on both sides of the border.
• UTEP Symphony performs 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, directed by Bohuslav Rattay with movie music and pieces by Mozart, John Williams, and Stravinsky featuring James Logan, clarinet.
• The first UTEP High School Honors Orchestra Festival is 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Admission is free.
Lowbrow Palace — 111 Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Camp Cope — The indie punk band performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, with An Horse and Oceantor. Tickets: $13.
• Dizzy Wright — The rapper performs 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, with Demrick and Reezy. Tickets: $18 general admission; $70-$150 VIP.
• Outdoor concert at 1101 Texas, featuring Lord Huron, known for hits like “The Night We Met,” “Wait By The River,” and “Food for Love,” is at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, with Orville Peck. Tickets: $30.
State Line Music Series — ?The outdoor concert series is 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at the restaurant, 1222 Sunland Park Dr. May 8: John Baumann. 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.
Alfresco! Fridays — The 17th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays, Convention Center Plaza. Presented by ElPasoLive. May 10: Radio La Chusma (Latin, Reggae). No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0600, alfrescofridays.com or on Facebook.
Piso 21 — The Columbian Latin pop group performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the Plaza Theatre. The group is best known for hit singles like “Me Llamas,” “Besándote,” and “Déjala Que Vuelva.” Tickets: $40-$130 (Ticketmaster).
El Paso Wind Symphony — The wind symphony, directed by Ron Hufstader, closes its season with “The Music of America” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, featuring winners of the “most concert attendance” contest. Tickets: $10; $5 students, military, seniors. Information: elpasowindsymphony.com or on Facebook at El Paso Wind Symphony.
Gran Baile Dia de las Madres — The Mothers Day Dance is 8 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at El Paso County Coliseum, with Roberto Tapia and La Adictiva Banda San Jose de Mesillas. Tickets: $25-$60 (Ticketmaster).
Mother’s Day Concert — El Paso Parks and Recreation hosts a free Mother’s Day concert 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at Eastwood (Album) Park, 3110 Parkwood, with music by Mariachi Alegre and La JG de Juarez Hugo Cortes, along with food vendors and games for kids. Information: 212-1704 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.
ALSO THIS WEEK
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.
• EPCC 9th Annual Tejano Film Festival, is 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 250 Montecillo. Information: 831-2844.
• Spring Music Student Showcase is 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, at ASC Building B Foyer. Information: 831-2361.
• Dance Spring Concert is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, at Transmountain Campus Forum Theater, 9570 Gateway North. Information: 831-3237.
Eat Authentico! Restaurant Crawl – Wednesday through Friday, May 8-10 Downtown, with a meal served at different downtown restaurants (one course per restaurant). Presented by Teachers Federal Credit Union. Groups of 10 will start the crawl at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. all three nights, with additional crawl at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets: $40 ($45 Friday crawl), space is limited. Information: downtownelpaso.com.
Pet Festival — El Paso Parks and Recreation’s pet appreciation and awareness event is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Westside Community Park, 7400 High Ridge, with various vendors from groomers, veterinarians, accessories, and local businesses. Food trucks and live entertainment from local dance groups available. Admission is free. Information: 212-1704 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.
ThunderCon — “T-Con” 2019 Comic Con is noon to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Coronado High School, 100 Champions Place, with 32 vendors from the El Paso region, as well as cosplay competitions, gaming, discussion panels, student exhibitors and more. Admission: $5 ($3 with valid student ID from any school at the door). Ages 6 and younger are free. Information: chsthundercon.wixsite.com/coronado, firstname.lastname@example.org or on Instagram.
Special guests include Jessica Meraz, currently playing the villain Menagerie on the TV show “Supergirl” and Joe Lujan, the filmmaker behind “The Immortal Wars” film series.
Bazaars and fairs
Marvel Madness Art Show & Market — Kaleidoscope Art Space presents the show and market celebrating the Marvel Universe 7 p.m. to 11 Friday, May 10, at German Pub, 9530 Viscount, with a Marvel cosplay contest. Admission is free. Information: 630-4867 or KaleidoscopeArtSpace@gmail.com.
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. Information: (575) 589-0653 or ardovinos.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 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.
For a good cause
Dia de las Madres dinner and dance — The fundraiser for La Mujer Obrera is 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Cafe Mayapán, 2000 Texas, featuring music by Los Silver. Cost: $35, includes dinner. Family tables of eight; $280. Tickets available at Cafe Mayapán or at eventbrite.com.
Letter Carriers’ Food Drive - The 27th annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive is Saturday, May 11, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers, the U.S. Postal Service and other organizations to benefit area food banks. Individuals can leave nonperishable food items in a bag near their mailbox; items also can be donated at local post offices. Information: elpasoansfightinghunger.org or nalc.org.
Shimmy Mob — The family-friendly fundraiser for the Center Against Sexual and Family Violence and Keystone Heritage Park is 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Keystone Heritage Park, 4200 Doniphan, with belly dancing, flamenco, food and drinks. Admission: $7 in advance; $10 at the door. Information: 490-8571.
There will also be a chance for meditating, journal writing, a mini-massage in the sensory garden, yoga, dance, and family activities such as hula hoops, jump rope, bubbles and walking tours.
‘Peter Pan’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the family classic about the boy who never grew up based on the book of J.M. Barrie May 3-19. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 ($12 seniors 62+, students, military; $9 12 and younger). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
‘Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone’ — Kids-N-Co. presents the play by Dean O’Carroll May 3-19, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $7 ($5 children, students, senior citizens, military), available at the door. Information: 274-8797 or on Facebook at El Paso Kids-n-Co.
‘Mamma Mia!’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in the UTEP Student Union West building, presents the hit musical inspired by the music of ABBA through May 19. Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner matinees are Sunday 1:30 p.m. April 28, May 5, 12 and 19. Tickets: $33.50 to $43.50 Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday discount dinner performances; $36.50 to $48.50 (Friday and Saturday dinner performances), and $19.50 to $29.50 no-dinner matinee performances (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.
The musical tells the story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. On the eve of her wedding on a Greek island paradise, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. Featuring classic ABBA songs including “Dancing Queen,” “SOS,” “Mamma Mia,” “Super Trouper,” “Take a Chance on Me,” and “The Winner Takes it All.”
‘Unity’ — El Paso Community College Dance presents its annual spring concert 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, at EPCC’s Transmountain Forum Theater, 9570 Gateway North, featuring contemporary and hip hop performances with faculty, student, and guest artist choreography. The show will also feature “Conscience,” a guest company from New Mexico. Admission: $10 ($5 students, seniors, veterans, and kids; free for children under 5). Information: 831-3237 or on Instagram.
‘Unshakeable’ — El Paso Opera Guild and Friends presents a performance by the Santa Fe Opera on the last stop of their Spring Tour at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at El Paso Women’s Club, 1400 N Mesa, as part of their guild luncheon and presentation of El Paso Opera’s 25th Season. Lunch begins at 1 p.m.; doors open at 12:45 p.m. Admission is free for performance; luncheon and talk is $30 per person. Free parking across from the club. RSVP for luncheon by May 6 at email@example.com.
Talk presented by Andrea Walters of Santa Fe Opera, director of Community Engagement librettist for “Unshakeable.”
‘Melusine’ — El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series season concludes with an all-new show by Snake Charmer and the Belly Dancer at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at the Philanthropy Theatre (next to the Plaza Theatre). Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-4020 or epcf.org.
The mother-daughter duo of Seneé Barrazas and Sonia Flores, who produces the annual “Arabesque” and “Cat’s Meow,” will be joined by dancers from the region in performance of belly dance styles, including tribal fusion, American cabaret and classical Egyptian. Doug Adamz and Light Rain will provide live music.
El Paso Locomotive FC — The professional soccer team hosts New Mexico United at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at Southwest University Park. Tickets: $5 to $49. Information: 235-GOAL, eplocomotivefc.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA baseball team plays home games at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Sunday games are 1:05 p.mTickets: $11-$30. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
• May 6: Salt Lake Bees
• May 7-10: Albuquerque Isotopes
El Paso Lions Football — The West Texas Lions semi-pro football team ends its regular season with a home game against Lubbock Liberty Eagles at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Hanks High School, 2001 Lee Trevino. Tickets: $5; available in advance at cash.app. Information: 309-5923, email@example.com or on Facebook at El Paso Lions (@highpowerathletics).
The Lions are part of the Cross Roads Amateur Football League, featuring teams throughout Texas.
SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO
‘Young Frankenstein’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre presents the musical based on the Mel Brooks comedy through May 12. Directed by Susie Ouderkirk. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Ticket information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org. Tickets: $15 ($12 students, seniors and military; $11 groups of 10 or more, $10 children under 12). Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
Grandson of the infamous Victor, Frederick Frankenstein inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor, and a leggy lab assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestor.
‘Fallout’ — No Strings Theater Company presents the play by Laura King and directed by Ceil Herman, May 3-19, at the Black Box Theater, 430 N. Main in Las Cruces. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday). Information: (575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.
In the claustrophobic confines of a family fallout shelter, two strangers must decide if what is outside is more terrifying than what they are hiding inside themselves. Winner of the 2016 Georgia Theatre Conference One-Act Play writing competition.
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• Los Rieleros Del Norte — The Grammy-nominated norteño band performs 8 p.m. Friday, May 10. Tickets: $25-$75.
• Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine hosts a dinner and presentation at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Tickets: $69; minors must be accompanied by adults.
Prince + Queen tribute — Purple Madness kicks off the show, featuring Bobby Miller, followed by Queen Nation 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 N Main, with Purple Madness kicking off the show, featuring Bobby Miller, followed by Queen Nation. Presented by the Ciyf of Las Cruces. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Admission is free for age 12 and under. Tickets at VisitLasCruces.com. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Information: (575) 541-2361.
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