El Paso Scene Weekly for Sept. 16-22, 2019


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Gila River Festival — The Gila Conservation Coalition’s 15th annual festival “Our River, Our Future,” is Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 19-22, at various locations in Silver City, N.M. Events feature presentations and hands-on activities designed to foster a deeper intimacy with the Gila River such as river outings, expert-led hikes and field trips, presentations, panel discussions, music, community art projects, and more. Registration: (575) 538-8078. Information: gilariverfestival.org or on Facebook.
  Keynote speaker is climate activist, Tim DeChristopher. Other speakers include Sharman Apt Russell, author of ”Standing in the Light: My Life as a Pantheist”; San Carlos Apache Tribe youth activist Naelyn Pike; Youth plaintiff Akilah Sanders-Reed; Guggenheim Fellow landscape photographer Michael Berman; and Water law attorney and director of the University of New Mexico’s Utton Transboundary Resources Center, Adrian Oglesby.
  The Gila River Extravaganza is Saturday, Sept. 21, featuring Fort Sill Apache Fire Dancers.

Crossland Gallery
— The El Paso Art Association’s gallery is at 500 W. Paisano (in the Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. Information: 534-7377, CrosslandArtGallery.com, or on Facebook.
  Opening reception is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, for “Fresh Faces/El Paso Strong,” featuring Reggie Watterson, Frank Valdez, C. Manny Guerra, Terrance Flores,Santiago Gonzales and others. The exhibits continue through Oct. 25.

EPSO’s ‘Four Guitars’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bohuslav Rattay, opens its season with Università Guitar Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-21, in the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $16-$45; $9 and $11 for students (Ticketmaster). Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
  Hiram Rodriguez (UTEP-UACJ), Martin Espinoza (UACH), Jesus Manuel Flores (UACH) and Daniel Monroy (UACJ) perform Rodrigo Concierto Andaluz for 4 solo guitars and Brahms Symphony No. 1, op. 68 in C minor.
  Opening notes with Dr. James Welsch are presented at 6:30 p.m. both nights in the Philanthropy Theatre next to the Plaza.
 An Artful Preludes performance of Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s “Overture to Juárez” by Hiram Rodriguez and Friends is noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the El Paso Museum of Art.

Autumn Art Fest — The 3rd annual show featuring several former members of Sunland Art Gallery is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at 5737 Montoya in the Upper Valley. Information: 630-3013.
  Select artists: Rachel Davis (crosses); Nina Eaton (photography); Candy Mayer, Lisa Matta Brown, Alberto Escamilla, and Robert Dozal (paintings); Julia Cipriano, Rose Hines and Catherine Waterhouse (jewelry); Romy Hawkins (metal art); Cactus Mary (soaps); Dave Wieters (wood turning; Terry Avalos (glass yard art); Lynda Carillo (designer organizers); Terry Wright (mosaics); Norma Muñoz (veils) and Jesus Salinas (rock paintings).
  Take I-10 to Redd Exit and go west to Montoya, then turn right for 3 blocks.

Michael Martin Murphey — The singer-songwriter returns for an evening of well-known songs and music 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Flickinger Center for Performing Art, 1110 New York, in Alamogordo. Tickets: $23, $32 and $42. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.

The Doobie Brothers — The legendary music group performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, Plaza Theatre. The Doobie Brothers have been delivering roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven rock and roll for more than four decades, selling more than 48 million albums and winning four Grammy Awards. Tickets: $69.50-$109.50; VIP packages start at $227 (Ticketmaster).
  Their No. 1 singles “Black Water” and “What a Fool Believes” are part of a catalog of songs that include “Listen to the Music,” “China Grove,” “Jesus Is Just All Right,” “Rockin’ Down the Highway,” “Long Train Runnin’,” “Take Me In Your Arms,” “Takin’ it to the Streets,” “Minute by Minute,” “You Belong to Me,” “The Doctor” and more.

La Union Maze — The 12-acre cornfield maze is open Sept. 21-Nov. 3 (weather permitting) for its 2019 season at 1101 Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., next to Zin Valle Winery. This year’s theme celebrates Western Tech, with a “heart” carved in the upper left of the maze to honor the loves and those affected by the events of Aug. 3.
  Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Columbus Day Monday, Oct. 14, with limited activities.
  Cost: $12 ($10 military; $7 seniors 65-75); $6 for ages 2-5 ($5 military). Free for age two and seniors over 75 Admission is additional $1 more per person on peak days (Oct. 12-13 and Oct. 19-20). Tickets in advance at ticketleap.com. Information: 549-1323 or launionmaze.com.


200 Años de Musica Mexicana — Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitln and Band El Recodo perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $35.50-$205.50 (Ticketmaster).

I Love Freestyle Music Tour — The night of freestyle artists is 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. featuring Trinere, George Lamond, the Original Cover Girls, Johnny O, Cynthia, and Corina. Tickets: $29-$69. (Ticketmaster).

Natti Natasha — The rising pop star performs at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $40 (Ticketmaster).
  Natasha moved from the Dominican Republic to New York at 18, signing with reggaetón veteran Don Omar and the Orfanato Music Group. Her 2012 debut EP, “All About Me,” with the hit song “Dutty Love,” with Omar won three Billboard Latin Music Awards. She also collaborated with singer Daddy Yankee for “Otra Cosa,” followed by the hit “Criminal” with Latin trap star
Ozuna, which became the most viewed video in 2017.
  She released her debut album, “IlumiNATTI,” this year and won the Billboard Latin Music Award for Hot Latin Songs Female Artist of the Year.
  Rescheduled from August.

Trapfest Block Party — The 7th annual all-ages block party is 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at North Mesa and East Main in Downtown El Paso. All ages event; 21 and older only in bars. Tickets $22 general admission; $42 VIP at Trapfest.com. Information updates on Facebook at Trapfest.
  This year’s performers include TroyBoi, and 4B with special guests Yultron, Wavedash, and Rio. (Date originally scheduled for Sept. 28.)

Daikaiju — 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Love Buzz, 3011 Pershing. No cover, age 21 and older. Information: 257-3118 or on Facebook at LoveBuzz915.

Maluma — The Colombian reggaeton singer, one of social media’s most popular artists, returns to El Paso with his 11:11 World Tour at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets; $61-$352 (Ticketmaster).

Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• Kataklysm — 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, with Exhorder, Krisiun and Hatchet. Tickets: $25 in advance; $30 day of show. Age 18 and older.
• Gutter Demons — 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, with Extremity and Phantom Flesh. Admission is free.
• DAAP (Dead Animal Assembly Plant) — 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, with Adoration Destroyed, Sons of Providence local bands. Age 18 and over admitted. Admission: $8.
• Calabrese — 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, with Stellar Corpses, Zombeast and SLVTHAMMER. Tickets: $10.
• Piece of Mind — The hardcore band performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, with local bands opening. Admission: $5.

Lowbrow Palace — 1101 Texas. Information: Facebook at lowbrowpalace.
• Stereolab — The European pop band performs at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, with Bitchin Bajas. Tickets: $28.
• Crumb — The rock band performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, with Divino Nino and Shormey. Tickets: $18.
• Tiger Army — The psychobilly band performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, with SadGirl and Kate Clover. Tickets: $20.
• The Midnight — Synthwave band, 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22. Tickets: $20 ($59 meet and greet VIP).


Trolley History Tour — El Paso First Lady Adair Margo will host a historical tour while riding the El Paso Streetcar, 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Sept. 17, meeting at the El Paso Museum of History, 510 N. SantaFe.. Limited to 30 spots. RSVP at 212-3161 or epmh@elpasotexas.gov.

El Paso County Fair — El Paso County Fair Association runs Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 19-21, at El Paso County Coliseum. The El Paso County Fair will feature expanded programming all around with live music, livestock on display, and an open auction for the public to attend. A full calendar of El Paso County Fair activities and attractions will be released by the El Paso County Fair Association: epcfa.org or on Facebook.

Oktoberfest — Bliss MWR brings a taste of Bavaria back to El Paso Friday through Sunday, Sept. 20-22 in at Biggs Park, 11388 Sergeant Major Blvd. on East Fort Bliss, with German food, beer, music and dancers. Information: 588-8247.
  Musical guest is Terry Cavanaugh and the Alpine Express. The German Air Force Schuhplattler Dance Group also will perform.
  Friday and Saturday: 6 p.m. to midnight; age 18 and older admitted, must be 21 to purchase drinks. Tickets: $25, includes stein, German meal; available at Leisure Travel Services (LTS) locations inside Freedom Crossing food court area and at the Soldier Activity Center (SAC) as well as at eventbrite.com.
  Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m. family day with inflatables, dancing and singing. Free, all ages. Food available for purchase.

Shakespeare on-the-Rocks —
Shakespeare on-the-Rocks’ 31st season concludes Sept. 20-22 with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” directed by Hector Serrano, 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. 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.

Beer Bites and Beats — KISS FM and Deadbeach Brewery hosts the new Craft Beer Festival 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 21, at Deadbeach Brewery (Overland and Durango), and other locations throughout El Paso. Admission is free to the festival; cost for tastings and other events. Information: beerbitesandbeats.com.
  Several seminars, dinners and tastings planned Sept. 18-21; cost and location varies.
• A Hops and Holes Golf Tournament is 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 at Butterfield Trail Golf Club, 1858 Cottonwoods. Cost: $75.

‘Running of the Chihuahuas’ — The 7th annual event is 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Animal Rescue League of El Paso, 7256 La Junta in Canutillo. Races for Chihuahua/Chihuahua mixes, under 20 lb. category and a costume contest for all dogs. All well-mannered dogs and their families welcome. Entry fee: $20 in advance per dog (limit two per family); includes t-shirt and goodie bag. Spectator admission is free. Information: 877-5002, arlep.org, or on Facebook.
  The event also feature music, vendors; raffle and more. All well-mannered dogs and their families are welcome.

Texas author John Erickson — The creator of “Hank the Cowdog” will give a reading from the popular children’s book series noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21-22, at Woman’s Club of El Paso, 1400 N. Mesa. The author will also sing and entertain and educate guests about ranch wildlife. Catered lunch by Hallelujah BBQ served 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. Cost (for presentation and lunch): $40; advance tickets only. Tickets: 532-6131 or 588-1899.

Lincoln Park Day — Lincoln Park Conservation Committee’s 15th annual “La Quince” car show and Chicano art exhibit is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Lincoln Park (Chicano Park), 4001 Durazno. Admission is free. Information: 204-1584, or lincolnparkcc@aol.com.
  The event includes Danza Azteca, Exito Band, Chicano Art exhibits and the Mural Presentation “La Quince-Frida Kahlo” by Gabriel S. Gaytan. The region’s most popular Lowrider car show is hosted by the Latin Pride CC.
  Pre-registration for car show participants is $35; spaces limited at 204-1584.

Bazaars and fairs

St. Francis Bazaar — St. Francis X. Cabrini Kermes, 12200 Vista del sol, hosts its annual kermes Sept. 20-22. Information: stfrancesxaviercabrini.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.

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

Foundation of Faith Dinner — Catholic award-winning singer and songwriter, Matt Maher is the featured performer for Diocese of El Paso’s 13th annual dinner, “When We Sing, We Pray Twice,” 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at El Paso Convention Center. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres begin at 5 p.m. followed by seated dinner. Dei Gratia Award presentation honors the Yaz† and Rosie Daw. Event includes a live auction. Tickets: $100 ($1,000 table for ten). Sponsorships available. Ticket information: 872-8412 or elpasodiocesefoundation.org.
  VIP event is 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at a private home with Mass by Bishop Mark and music by Mahar, for sponsors of $2,500 or more.

Autumn Equinox Party — — The fundraiser for Keystone Heritage Park and Botanical Garden, 4220 Doniphan, is 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, with food, music, vendors, fashion show by pret-a-porter, birding, wetlands walking tour, drinks and more. Walking tour gathers 6:20 p.m. with sunset at 7:04 p.m. Proceeds also benefit Center Against Sexual and Family Violence and Keystone. Guests are encouraged to bring their own glasses for beverages. Admission: $7 in advance; $10 at the door. 490-8571 or keystoneheritagepark.com.

Bark For Life — American Cancer Society’s pet walk fundraiser is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 21, at Fountains at Farah. Information: 633-1231 maritza.marquez@cancer.org or on Facebook at Bark for Life El Paso-2019.

NAMI Walks — National Alliance on Mental Illness of El Paso hosts its 17th annual walk 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Registration is free. Information: 778-5726 or namiwalks.org/elpaso.
  The non-profit NAMI offers free mental health support and education to the El Paso community. NAMIWalks is a public display of support for people with mental health challenges, changing how Americans view mental illness.

Silent Art Auction and Enchilada Plate Sale — Opportunity Center for the Homeless, La Casa de las Abuelitas, 1318 Myrtle, hosts the fundraising event for the shelter 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, with original art from a variety of El Paso artists, along with music and door prizes. Enchilada plate tickets: $8; available in advance at 288-2484. Information on Facebook at CasaDeAbuelitas.


UTEP Women’s Soccer — Home games are at UTEP’s University Field. Ticket information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com.
• Tuesday, Sept. 17: University of Southern New Mexico, 7 p.m.
• Sunday, Sept. 22, FIU, 11 a.m.

National Border Patrol Museum 5K — National Border Patrol Museum & Memorial Library Foundation’s 3rd annual 5K run and 1-mile fun walk benefiting the museum is Saturday, Sept. 21, at Old Glory Memorial, 9550 Gateway North. Information: 759-6060 or borderpatrolmuseum.com.

UTEP Football — The Miners host the University of Nevada Wolf Pack h at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 , at Sun Bowl Stadium. Tickets: $10-$28. Information: 544-5234 or utepathletics.com.

El Paso Rhinos - El Paso’s Junior League ice hockey team’s pre-season Black and Orange exhibition game is 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Free admission. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com.
  The event offers season holder ticket pickup and post-game skating with the team and party on the patio.

El Paso Locomotive FC — El Paso’s professional soccer team hosts the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC C at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Southwest University Park. Ttickets: $5 to $49. Information: 235-GOAL or eplocomotivefc.co.

Rhinos Fall Shootout — El Paso Hockey Association hosts its fall tournament for youth and adults Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22, at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, 4100 E. Paisano. Open to all ages and skill levels, including adult. Cost: $45 per player for all divisions; limited space available per division. Information and registration: elpasohockey.org/shootout.

Miners Hockey Club — UTEP’s hockey team and 2018-2019 TCHC Champions’ opens its regular season home games 3:30 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 21-22, against Texas State at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $7. Information: 491-7879, info@minershockey.com, or minershockey.com.

Fort Davis Cyclefest — The 43rd annual bike tour series is Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22, in Fort Davis. The main event begins at 8 a.m. (Central Time) Saturday, with rides of 10, 27, 55 and 76 miles, leaving from Prude Ranch, 5 miles west of Fort Davis Texas on Highway 118. A finish line party follows with hamburgers, music, door prizes and more. Proceeds benefit Fort Davis EMT, Fire, and Fort Davis Lions Club. Information: (432) 426-3237 or on Facebook at FortDavisCycleFest. Entry fees vary. Registration: $55-$75. On-site registration increases. Early registration at active.com.
  The “infamous” Mt. Locke Hill Climb to the McDonald Observatory begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, with 1.5 and 7-mile options. Registration: $20.
  An unsupported pre-ride of 100K or 200K for experienced riders is 7:30 a.m. Friday at Stone Village.
  A Triathletes Swim is scheduled Sunday afternoon at Balmorhea State Park (park entry fee applies).

OTHER Southern New Mexico

Ben Gulley and the Timeless Trio — Las Cruces Civic Concert Association presents the trio led by vocalist Ben Gulley at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, bringing rock to jazz, opera arias to Broadway and everything in between. Tickets: $25. Information: (575) 405-7429, lascrucescca.org or on Facebook at LCCivicConcertAssoc.

Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally — The 50th annual rally is Wednesday through Sunday, Sept. 18-22 in Ruidoso, N.M. Part of the Gypsy Tour series. Parade is 10 a.m. Saturday. All access rally pass is $50 for all five days; $20 one-day pass. Information: (575) 973-4977, motorcyclerally.com, or on Facebook at RuidosoRally.
  Trade show hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Trade show admission $3.
  Saturday Night Concert featuring all-girl AC/DC tribute band Whole Lotta Roses is $20 at the door.
  Events include daily contingency prize drawings, free demo rides, bike games, poker runs, riding tours, bike judging, tours pins and patches and food.
  A daily non-denominational church service is hosted by Christian Motorcycle Association.

La Gran Fiesta — CARE’s 4th annual signature cancer fundraiser 5 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-21, at Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 N. Main, with food, live entertainment, arts and more. Headliners are Bobby Pulido Friday and Michael Salgado Saturday. Bring a chair. Tickets: $20 per person per day in advance; $25 at the door; age 10 and younger admitted free. eventbrite.com. Information: (575) 649-0598 or carelascruces.org.

Brews, Blues & BBQ — The food and music festival is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M. Choose from more than 200 different beers, enjoy BBQ anywhere, and listen to live blues bands on the lawn in front of Lake Mescalero. It’s always cool by the water. Cost: $25 for 10 4.oz pours.
  Breweries include Ballast Point, Santa Fe Brewing, Sierra Nevada, Rio Bravo Brewing Co. and more.

Lumberjack Day — The annual event is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in Zenith Park, Cloudcroft, N.M. with axe throw and standing block chop and “hot saw” competitions, demonstrations and more. Visitors can test their own lumberjack skills. Kids activities, food and drink available. Admission is free for spectators. Participant fee is $5 per event (registration in advance). Information: (575) 682-2733 or coolcloudcroft.com/lumberjack-day.
  A lumberjack pancake and coffee breakfast is 7:30 to noon in Zenith Park. Cost is $5.

‘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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