El Paso Scene Weekly for Jan. 7-13, 2019
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EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Music Festival — El Paso Pro-Musica presents its annual festival Jan. 10-Feb. 2 at various venues in El Paso and Las Cruces. Tickets to individual performances are $25; $20 seniors, military; $5 youth. Free Bach’s Lunch performances are noon each Thursday at El Paso Museum of Art. Information: 747-8163 or eppm.org.
Ticket packages $170 ($130 senior and military, $30 student) for all shows; $125 ($100 senior and military, $25 student) for El Paso shows; and $40 ($30 senior and military, $10 student) for Las Cruces shows.
This year’s performers include the Vega String Quartet, pianist William Ransom, pianist Yuliya Gorenman (performing Bach’s “Well-Tempered Clavier”) and the rock cello ensemble Break the Reality, which has covered such songs as the theme song from HBO’s hit show “Game of Thrones.”
• The Vega String Quartet and Ransom at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Star City Studios, 120 W Castellano, as well as 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan 13, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall.
Free Bach’s Lunch events are noon Thursdays at El Paso Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza: Jan. 10: Vega String Quartet and William Ransom.
Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute:’ In Concert — El Paso Opera presents the semi-staged, concert version of the classic fairy tale of love and good versus evil at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 11-12, at El Paso Scottish Rite Theatre, directed by El Paso Opera’s new Artistic Director Justin Lucero. Tickets: $39. Information: 581-5534, firstname.lastname@example.org or epopera.org.
The Magic Flute was part of El Paso Opera’s first season, and the concert version celebrates this year’s 25th anniversary season. The lead roles of Tamino and Pamina will be played by two performers with Metropolitan Opera credits to their name, Brian Downen and Lindsay Ohse.
ALSO THIS WEEK
Martin Luther King Jr. Food Drive — The annual citywide effort to restock area food pantries runs Jan. 7-21. Canned and other nonperishable food items can be dropped off at various locations throughout town including ant public library branch. The food will then be collected, sorted and distributed among agencies serving the less fortunate. Information: 212-3201 or elpasolibrary.org.
Lowbrow Palace — 1101 Texas. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com. The lo-fi garage rocker King Tuff performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, with Stonefield. Tickets: $16.
‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ — Kids-N-Co. presents the musical conceived by Rebecca Feldman, with additional material by Jay Reiss, music by William Finn and book by Rachel Sheinkin Jan. 11-27, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison, directed by Anthony Michael Stokes. 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.
Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, the story is of an eclectic group of six youths vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the ‘tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words.
Arsenio Hall — The stand-up comic, actor and former late night host of “The Arsenio Hall Show” performs 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 11-12, at El Paso Comic Strip, 1201 Airway. Hall is known for his hit talk show as well as his roles in “Coming to America,” “Black Dynamite” and more. Tickets: $27.50 ($37.50 VIP and Front 50); available at ticketweb.com. Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233) or laff2nite.com.
John ‘The Shamp’ Misquez — The comic brings his “Stupidity Tour” to Las Cruces 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Admission: $8; 4 for $24. Information: (575) 541-2290 or riograndetheatre.org.
Gala Mexicana — The classical ballet recital is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 11-12, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, accompanied by traditional music from Mexico performed live by a mariachi group. Information: 532-7273. (Event is subject to cancellation due to government shutdown.)
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana,. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen. Battle of the Bands is 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. Looking for bands to open for Ensiferum, Septic Flesh and Arsis. Fans pick winners, all ages show.
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. 13: Winsham Lad Handicap
El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s Major Arena Soccer League team hosts the Turlock Express at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 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.
Liberty Bash — Lucha Frontera presents a night of watching masked wrestlers at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12. at Stout Physical Fitness Center (PFC), 2930 Cassidy Road on Fort Bliss. Marty the Moth and “Scrap Iron” Brad Sanders will team against Jack Evans and Triton. Admission is free and the public is invited. Event will be recorded for television. Information: 588-8247.
UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners’ home games are at the Don Haskins Center. Games are 7 p.m. Tickets: $8-$28. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• Thursday, Jan. 10: North Texas
• Saturday, Jan. 12: Rice
Miners Hockey Club — UTEP’s hockey team hosts the University of Texase at 11 a.m. Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 7-8, at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $7. Information: 491-7879, email@example.com, or minershockey.com.
YWCA Race Against Racism – The 10th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day 10K and 5K race and 1-mile family fun walk is 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Mary Ann Dodson Camp, 4400 Boy Scout Lane. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663; or YWCA, 533-2311. Cost: $20 ($25 race day); $15 military and students ($20 race day). Registration: ywcaelpaso.org or raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Packet pick up is noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa. Race day registration and packet pickup is 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. at the race site.
Super Scholar Run — Clint ISD’s 8th annual 5K run and 1 mile walk and Health Fair is 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Horizon High School, 14651 Horizon in Horizon City. Registration by Jan 10: $25 per event ($30 on race day). Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Packet pick-up is noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Clint ISD Central Administration, 14521 Horizon, and Friday, Jan. 11, at Up and Running, 1475 George Dieter, Suite O, and 7:15 to 7:45 a.m. on race day.