El Paso Scene Weekly for July 15-21, 2019


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‘Pirates of Penzance’ — Gilbert and Sullivan Company of El Paso presents the comic operetta for its 50th anniversary production at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 19-21 and July 26-28, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison. Tickets: $12 ($10 students, seniors, military); available at the door. Information: 479-2485, 584-9319, gselpaso.org or Facebook at GandSElPaso.
  As a child, Frederic was apprenticed to a band of tenderhearted pirates by his nurse who, being hard of hearing, had mistaken her master's instructions to apprentice the boy to a pilot.

Silver City Clay Festival — The annual festival is July 15-21 in Silver City, N.M. Workshops held each day; cost varies. Youth workshops are also planned. Information: clayfestival.com.
  The annual exhibition, “Current,” will be juried by internationally known artist Sunshine Cobb. Opening reception is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 15, and runs through July 28, at Roots Cellar Arts at Seedboat Center for the Arts, 214 W. Yankee.
  A Labyrinth Community Build and area re-beautification project is Saturday, July 13, at The Rock House (Historic Silver City Waterworks) on Little Walnut Road.
  Maker’s Market is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 20, with artists, music, storytelling, mud pie contest and dancing. Claymation films featured that day the Silco Theater.
  Clay rodeo is Sunday, July 21, at the HUB on Bullard Street.
  Clay Play for kids in grades 3-6 is July 15 at Gila Valley Library and July 16-18 at the Bayard Library; and mud fun for grades pre-K through 6 is July 20.
  Highlighted workshops:
• Building with Clay workshop is July 15-17 with Jeff LeBlanc .
• Adobe Building/Mud Immersion workshop with Mary Giardina is July 15-19.
• Two-week workshops with Sunshine Cobb is July 8-19:
• Imagery through China Painting and Decals workshop is July 16-19 with Brad Klem.
• Make a Bone workshop Monday, July 15, at Bear Mountain Lodge.
• Make An Empty Bowl is Saturday, July 20.


Love Buzz — 3011 Pershing. Information: 257-3118 or Facebook.
• Wand — The LA rock band performs at 9 p.m. Monday, July 15, with Stangus and Stardust Experience Obliteration. Tickets: $5 (Eventbrite).
• Memories in Broken Glass — The San Antonio band performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, July 18.

State Line Music Series —8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at The State Line, 1222 Sunland Park Dr. July 17: Small Town Habit. 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.

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. July 18: Sha’Vonne. Patio performance begins at 6 p.m. with headliner at 7 p.m. on the main stage. Admission is free but space is limited. VIP tickets are $10. Information: elpasolive.com.

NU-95 and Unimagined — 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Rockhouse Bar & Grill, 9828 Montana. All ages. Tickets: $7 in advance. Information: 591-7625 or Facebook.

‘SNL’s Chris Kattan & Friends’ — Saturday Night Live veteran Chris Kattan, star of “The Middle,” “Night at the Roxbury” and “Corky Romano,” performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 18-20, at El Paso Comic Strip, 1201 Airway. Tickets: $20 general admission ($25 VIP) Thursday; $22.50 general admission ($27.50 VIP) Friday and Saturday (Ticketweb). Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233), elpasocomicstrip.com or on Facebook at El Paso Comic Strip.

Alfresco! Fridays — The 17th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays at Convention Center Plaza. Presented by ElPasoLive. July 19: Frank Ray (country). No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0600, alfrescofridays.com or on Facebook.

Cassy — 9 p.m. Friday, July 19, at Club Here I Love You, 115 S. Durango. Tickets: $15-$18. Information: 307-7736 or on Facebook.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. No cover. Information: (575) 874-5200, Sunland-Park.com/entertainment or on Facebook.
• Park After Dark live music series presents Frequenzia 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 19.
• Country Night at the Park is Saturday, July 20, with the Damian Isacc Band and Brian Mars.
• Mariachi Sundays at the Park presents Mariachi Las Caponeras 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21.

Caravan Del Amor — Legendary Argentinean singer Leo Dan headlines the tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Plaza Theatre with King Clave, Nestor Daniel y Los Terricolas, Carlos Bardelli “El Mago de la Voz,” and Alex “El Genio” Lucas. Dan’s career spans five decades and 30 years of touring. Tickets: $49-$129 (Ticketmaster).

Caravana del Amor — Argentinean singer-songwriter Leo Dan headlines the tour 8 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Plaza Theatre, also featuring Nestor Daniel y Los Terricolas, King Clave, and more. Lineup subject to change. Tickets: $49-$89 (Ticketmaster).

Israel & New Breed — Christian singer Israel Houghton and his band perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $17 general admission; $30.50-$48.50 reserved (Ticketmaster). Information: worshipnightsep.com.

Kansas — The legendary band whose career spans more than four decades with hits like “Dust in the Wind,” “Carry On My Wayward Son,” and “Point of No Return,” performs 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $44.50-$74.50; VIP packages $184-$285) at ticketmaster.com.


Apollo Moon Landing Celebration — A celebration of the 50th Anniversary Apollo Moon Landing is 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 19, at UTEP’s Centennial Museum, with free fun space activities, a star party with Sun City astronomers, constellation tour by Austin Campbell, NASA Apollo documentary in Centennial’s theater, earth and space activities and more. Hosted by Insights and the Centennial Museum. Admission is free; RSVP encouraged at Facebook “50th Anniversary Apollo Moon Landing Celebration.” Information: insightselpaso.org or utep.edu/centennial-museum/.

San Judas-St. Jude’s bazaar — St. Jude Catholic Church, 4006 Hidden Way (off Doniphan), hosts its annual kermes Friday through Sunday, July 19-21, with live music, games, food and more. Admission is free. Information, hours: 584-1095 or on Facebook at StJudeElPaso.

‘Viva El Paso!’ —
El Paso Community Foundation and El Paso Live present the 42nd season of the summertime outdoor musical extravaganza with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through July 27, at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre, directed by Keith W. Townsend. July 19-20 performances in Spanish. Tickets: $24 ($16 ages 2-12, seniors 65 and older and military with valid ID). All tickets available at Ticketmaster. Information: ElPasoLive.com.

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. on the third Sunday of the month March through November (July 21) 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.


El Paso Locomotive FC — El Paso’s professional soccer team’s home games are at Southwest University Park. Individual tickets: $5 to $49. Information: 235-GOAL, eplocomotivefc.com, or tickets@eplocomotivefc.com. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, July 17: San Antonio FC
• Saturday, July 20: Real Monarchs SLC.

Lucha Libre — RWA Border Wrestling Association and Border Impact Group presents Night of Champions at 6 p.m. Friday, July 19, at Stout Physical Fitness Center, 2930 Cassidy Road. Admission is free and the public is invited. Information: 588-8247.
  Three luchadors, Flamarion vs. Skydee vs. Crazy Star, will challenge each other in the ring for the RWA Cruiserweight Championship triple threat.

El Paso Roller Derby — The doubleheader bout Saturday, July 20, at Nations Tobin Recreation Center, 8831 Railroad, featuring Beast Mode vs. Derby Bliss Brigade and Crash Test Dollies vs. Hooligans. 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.
  The teams are part of the Women's Flat Track Roller Derby Association.


Full Moon Night
— White Sands National Monument, 15 miles southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70, hosts its full moon event at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16. The monthly full moon programs run through October. The July program features White Sands’ chief scientist David Bustos with “Did the Hunter Get Its Prey?” a look at predators of the park. 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 Ultimate ELO Experience’ —8 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Spencer Theater in Alto, N.M. The tribute to Electric Light Orchestra’s pop and melodic rock classics with 16 musicians including 8-piece string section, perform “Evil Woman,” “Don’t Bring Me Down,” “Xanadu,” “Strange Magic” and more. Tickets: $39 to $69. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.

Bluegrass Festival — The 24th annual all-day festival is Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21, at the Weed Community Center in Weed, N.M. Continuous live music, food, arts and crafts, plus entertainment for kids. Call for admission price: (575) 687-3316, (575) 687-4189, WeedBluegrassFestival.com or on Facebook.
  Bands begin at 9 a.m. Featured bands include Blue Sky Country, Vintage, Kitty Joe Creek, Higher Ground, Simple Gifts, Mickey Morgan and Tucumcari Crossroads.
  To get there: take Hwy 130, turn right at Cloudcroft, and follow the signs to Weed, 23 miles southeast of Cloudcroft.

Music in the Park Series — The city of Las Cruces series features performances by local, regional, and national acts at 7 p.m. Sundaysat Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada. July 21: Zoltan & the Fortunetellers (gypsy jazz) and The Claudio Tolousse Group (contemporary jazz). Admission is free; all ages welcome. No pets. Information: (575) 541-2550 or las-cruces.org.


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