El Paso Scene Weekly for Jan. 20-26, 2020
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EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
‘Spring Home Show — The El Paso Association of Builders presents the annual home show and pet expo Jan. 24-26 at the El Paso Convention Center. The show features booths providing exhibits, demonstrations, and prizes. Hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7 (free for ages 16 and younger). Pets welcome to expo with a signed waiver from “pet parent” and can participate in a “Dog Lover Days Lure Course” for a $10 fee. Information: 1-800-756-4788 or HomeShowElPaso.com.
Tequila & Margarita at the Park — Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M., hosts the evening of tequila sampling and live music 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, with more than premium tequila brands and margaritas available for sampling. Admission is free; $20 for 10 sample tickets and a souvenir shot glass. Information: 1-800-572-1142, sunland-park.com or on Facebook.
Antique Treasures Show — New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs in Las Cruces, hosts the annual show featuring antique and collectibles vendors 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25-26, informal appraisals and information on how to preserve personal treasures. The show also features demonstrations such as sewing, weaving, wool spinning and blacksmithing. Museum admission: $5 for adults, $4 seniors 60 and older; $3 children age 4-17; $2 for museum members, veterans and free for children age 3 and under. Information: (575) 522-4100 or nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.
Visitors can play “Stump the Curator” by bringing in objects to see if the Museum’s curators, Mark Santiago, Lisa Pugh, Toni Laumbach, or Leah Tookey, can identify them. Santiago will also host an antique gun presentation at 1 p.m. both days.
Representatives from Fort Selden Historic Site will be at the show with some unusual objects to play “Identify It.”
El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Music Festival — El Paso Pro-Musica presents its annual festival through Feb. 1, at various venues in El Paso and Las Cruces. Free Bach’s Lunch performances are noon each Thursday at El Paso Museum of Art. Tickets: $145 ($100 senior/military; $25 students) for all shows; $95 ($65 senior/military; $15 students) for El Paso shows only; $50 ($35 senior/military; $10 students) for Las Cruces shows only. Information: 747-8163 or eppm.org.
Catalyst String Quartet performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, Dona Ana Arts Council Culture Center in Mesilla, with champagne reception at 7 p.m.; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, featuring the finest in Latin American Music. Additional performance to be announced on Friday, Jan. 24.
UTEP SONG FESTIVAL — 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at the Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets are $5 ($3 students, military and seniors, free for UTEP students, faculty, staff and children 12 and younger. Information: 747-5606 or music.utep.edu.
18th & Addison and Forever Starts Today — The “Reckless Love Tour” co-headlined by the pop/punk bands is Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Neon Rose, 2430 Wyoming. Information on Facebook at Neon Rose Bar.
The Fab Four — The “Ultimate Tribute” of the Beatles returns to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at The Plaza Theatre, with note-for-note, live renditions of the Beatle’s classics. Tickets: $25-$55.(Ticketmaster).
This Emmy-winning tribute to the Beatles has performed around the world including Japan, Malaysia, France, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, and Brazil with record-perfect live performances of such classics as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,” “Twist and Shout,” “Here Comes The Sun,” “Hey Jude” and more.
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• Of Gods and Monsters — The supergroup performs 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, featuring Dean Castronovo (Journey, Ozzy Osbourne), Time Gaines (Stryper), Joey Taffola (Graham Bonnet), and Kevin Goocher (Omen, Phantom X). Tickets: $20.
• The Toasters — The ska legends perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 day of show.
AJJ — The American folk punk band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, with the Exbats and Taco Cat at Lowbrow Palace, 111 E. Robinson. Tickets: $20. Information: lowbrowpalace.com.
NEAL McCOY — The country artist performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M. Tickets: $25-$65. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
Dueling Pianos — The Iva Turney Society for Arts & Adventure presents pianists Ruben Gutierrez and Billy Townes at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana. Admission is free. Information: 543-6747.
Alina Kiryayeva — Las Cruces Civic Concert Association presents the globally renowned concert pianist at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan 26, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Kiryayeva’s new program, “Modern Piano,” is a fusion of classical and popular styles from the most exciting and colorful master works by Liszt, Chopin and Beethoven. Tickets: $25. Information: (575) 405-7429, lascrucescca.org or on Facebook at LCCivicConcertAssoc.
ALSO tHIS WEEK
Punk Rock Flea Market — “It’s Too Cold for This...” Art Show and Market is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Undisputed Craft House, 1881 Saul Kleinfeld. Information: 478-9971 or on Facebook.
The Barstool Open — Miller Lite and Topgolf hosts the miniature golf tournament and bar hop with nine miniature golf holds in nine different bars throughout Downtown El Paso 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. Starting location and participating bars to be announced. Cost: $60 team of four; age 21 and older only. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Teams will go from bar to bar to play each hole until all 9 holes have been played. Check-in is 9 a.m. to noon and awards ceremony is 4 p.m.
Las Cruces Bridal Showcase — Helping Hands Event Planning hosts its bridal and special event show 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces. Admission: $5 in advance at Renee’s Bridal and Enchanted Occasions; $7 at the door. Information: (575) 522-1232 or lascrucesbridalshowcase.com.
The annual event brings together products and services for weddings and other special events and more. Attendees can enjoy samples from area caterers, get planning ideas, meet DJs, and take in a fashion show for the latest in prom, quinceañera and wedding couture and hair styling.
Let It All Out volume V — The open mic event is 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at Neon Rose, 2430 Wyoming. Participants can present original poetry, short stories, monologue or song, or read from a favorite author. All presentations must be under 15 minutes long. Raffle offered to benefit Keystone Heritage Park; all readers receive on free chance at a prize. Information on Facebook.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 19th annual market is open Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local farmers, meat producers, honey, salsa, jams and jellies, and local artisans. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, email@example.com, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at FarmersMarket.
Game Garden offers bocce ball, horseshoes, cornhole and washer toss.
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.
Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market — More than 230 permanent vendors in arts, crafts, produce, baked goods and other food items are offered at the market 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays along a 7-block area of Main Street, Downtown. Information: (575) 541-2288 or lascrucesfarmersmarket.org.
UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home games are in the Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $5 general admission. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23: Rice
• 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25: North Texas
El Paso Rhinos - The Junior League ice hockey team hosts the Oklahoma City Blazers at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24-26, at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $30 balcony; $25 glass seats; $15 center line; $10 bluelines; $7 goal lines, $5 general admission. Free admission to active military with ID. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com.
Fort Bliss Half Marathon — The 13-mile race is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Soto Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 20751 Constitution on East Fort Bliss. Information: 744-5785 or 744-2444.
A Family 5K is also planned (pets may participate). Ages 10 to 15 must have parent or guardian sign a waiver. Ages 9 and younger can compete with a participating parent or guardian.
Half marathon and 5K advance entry fee is $20 active duty or retiree; Half marathon is $35 for dependents and DOD/DA Civilians; $45 for others. 5K entry is $25 for DOD dependents; and all others. Registration at either Soto, Stout or Milam PFC through Jan. 22 at raceroster.com.
Late registration and packet pickup is 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24, 6 to 7 a.m. Jan. 25 at Soto PFC. Late fee is $10 after Jan. 22.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com. Live horse racing begins at 12:25 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays.