El Paso Scene Weekly for March 11-17, 2019


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El Paso RV Show — The show featuring one of the largest displays of RVs and campers is March 15-17 at El Paso Convention Center, featuring the very latest makes and models of recreational vehicles from all the nation’s top manufacturers. 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: $8 ($6 Good Sam members; free kids 12 and younger); available at the show only. Information: elpasorvshow.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. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, farmersmarketadc@outlook.com, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at FarmersMarket.


UTEP Department of Music
— Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. except as listed. Information: 747-5606 or music.utep.edu.
  Admission: $5 Adults, $3 students, military and seniors; free for UTEP students, faculty, staff, and age 12 and under, unless listed otherwise.
• UTEP Jazz Bands, directed by Eric Unsworth (Ensemble 2) and Kenneth Capshaw (Ensemble 1), perform Monday, March 11, with big band music in swing, Latin, and jazz rock styles.
• Faculty Recital with Brian Downen, tenor, and Dr. Esequiel Meza, piano, is Tuesday, March 12, featuring arias and songs, including “En Paz,” a new song cycle by composer Jorge Martín, with text by Mexican poet Amado Nervo. The songs were commissioned by Downen and received their premiere performance at UTEP in 2018. Other songs from the Romantic and Modern eras will feature operatic arias from the bel canto repertoire. Admission: $8 ($5 students, military and seniors; $3 for UTEP students, faculty, staff and children 12 and under).
• UTEP Symphony and Concert Bands present a Brass Celebration featuring guest soloist Alan Baer, principal tuba for the New York Philharmonic, Thursday, March 14.

ReptalieNS — The low-fi duo performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at Lowbrow Palace, 1101 Texas. Tickets: $15 at lowbrowpalace.com.

Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. WitchHands, Deathrock, and Encrypted perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, with local support. Age 18 and older. Tickets: $5. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.

UTEP Chorale concert — UTEP Chorale and Chamber Singers present a joint concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at First Baptist Church, 805 Montana, performing both secular and sacred choral music. Admission is free; donations welcome to support the Chamber Singers’ upcoming trip to Leeds, England. Information: 747-5606, ewilson@utep.edu or music.utep.edu.

Marisela y Amanda Miguel — Two of Latin America’s celebrated divas who made music history in the 1980s will share the stage at 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, at the Plaza Theatre, sharing music, nostalgia, and memories. Tickets: $48-$150 (Ticketmaster).

Earth Wind and Fire — The legendary soul and R&B group performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Over their five-decade history they've sold out concerts all around the globe, scored eight No. 1 hits and have sold over 100 million albums worldwide. Tickets: $70.50-$11.50(Ticketmaster).
  Earth, Wind & Fire have won nine Grammy Awards, including one for Lifetime Achievement (2012). In 2000, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

La Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga — The popular Mexican group performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $39-$149. (Ticketmaster).

St. Paddy’s Music Fest — Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss, 1611 Pleasonton Road, hosts a two-day music festival 2 to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 16-17, with traditional Irish music, bagpipes, and family activities. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Information: FreedomCrossingatFortBliss.com or on Facebook.


Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon. The gallery specializes in local and early El Paso art. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, or by appointment. Information: 533-9090 or halmarcus.com.
  Showing March 14-June 21: “Nudes & More,” works depicting the human form by Krystyna Robbins, Estelle Goldman, Willibald De Cabrera, Mauricio Mora, Daniel Padilla, Teresa Fernandez, Isabel Olivares, Francisco Romero, Diego “Robot” Martinez, Hal Marcus, Tome Le, Mago Gandara, Bill Rakocy, Lillian Sandoval, and John W. MacKenzie. Opening reception is 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 14.

Arte Con Corazon — El Paso Human Services Inc.’s art auction to benefit former foster youth is 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at El Paso International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana, with works from some of El Paso’s top artists. Admission: $10. Information: 534-7227 or elpasohumanservices.org.

915 BeerFest — KLAQ and Deadbeach Brewery present the craft beer festival 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday, March 16, at Deadbeach Brewery, 406 Durango, with local bands, on-site games, food trucks, and local art vendors. Family friendly event. Admission is Free. VIP tickets available for $75 at neonticket.com.
  Local breweries include Deadbeach Brewery, Blazing Tree Brewery, El Paso Brewing Co. and dozens of regional breweries from across the Southwest. Tastings are one token each, and full pours will be three tokens. Tokens: $2 a piece; must be 21 for tastings.

Celebrate El Paso History — The joint project of the El Paso History radio show on KTSM AM 630; Celebration of Our Mountains and CelebrateSTEAM offers weekly tours exploring local history. Information: celebrateelpasohistory.org.
Sunday, March 17, 1-2 p.m. Magoffin Home State Historic Site. Meet at 12:45 p.m. at the Visitors Center at 1117 Magoffin. Tour fee is $4 (group rate; may be higher otherwise).

Bazaars and fairs

The Twilight Zone of Artistry Art Show — Kaleidoscope Art Space presents the art show and market 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, March 15, at German Pub 9530 Viscount, with a vast array of the strange and unusual from art, performances and eats. Admission is free; all ages welcome and pet friendly. All contests are free and open to everyone, including kids. Information: 630-4867 or KaleidoscopeArtSpace@gmail.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 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.
  This season’s kickoff event on March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day) includes a car show 3 to 7 p.m., new Farmer’s Market starting at 10 a.m., and live music from Mestizo Band 4 to 8 p.m.

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.


‘Godspell’ — Kids-N-Co. presents the musical based on the Gospel of Matthew through March 24, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison, conceived and originally directed by John Michael Tebelak, with book by Tebelak and music by Stephen Schwartz. 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.

‘Gitanerias’ — Linda Gallegos Flamenco, one of the Southwest's premiere flamenco companies, will debut a flamenco music and dance performance 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the El Paso Main Library Auditorium 501 N. Oregon, showcasing flamenco footwork, guitar, and castanets. Gallegos will perform as well as soloist Jessica Rae “Rayito” Warner, and on guitar will be Arturo Garibay. Guest performers also include student company Las Gitanas Flamencas. Sponsored by MCAD. Admission is free. Information: 755-1414 or lindaflamenco.com.


El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s Major Arena Soccer League team hosts the Dallas Sidekicks at 7:15 p.m. Friday, March 15, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $12 general admission; $20 box seating; kids free with adult. Information: 229-1416, elpasocoyotes.com or social media.

St. Patrick’s Shamrock 5K — St. Patrick’s A.C.T.S. host the competitive 5K run and 1-mile walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at St. Patrick Cathedral, 1118 N. Mesa. Online registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Springtime Track Invitational — The annual UTEP spring field and track meet is all day Saturday, March 16, at Kidd Field. The event features men’s and women’s college teams as well as the top qualifying high school athletes from the region. Information: 747-5812 or utepathletics.com.er)

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. The 60th season of the live racing runs through May 5. Post time is 12:50 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com. Saturday, March 16: Mesilla Valley Speed Handicap.


Chili Pepper Series — The 4-day series offers five events each day is Wednesday through Saturday, March 13-16, at La Llorona Park, 3440 W. Picacho, Las Cruces. Each day includes a 5K, 10K, half marathon, marathon and 50K run beginning at 7 a.m. Walkers welcome. The courses are multiple laps with one central food/aid station. Entry fee: 5k: $30 by March 8 $40 after; 10K: $40/$50; Half Marathon: $110; Marathon: $130; 50K: $140. Information, registration: deadrunning.net.
  Optional early start at 6 a.m. (bring flashlight). Race day packet pickup/registration begins at 5:30 a.m.

Toying With Science — The family event featuring Gary Krinsky is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the Flickinger Center, 1110 New York Ave., Alamogordo,  combining circus skills, mime, original music, and audience involvement in the exploration of the scientific principles of gravity, leverage, fulcrums and simple machines. Tickets: $9 ($4 18 and younger). Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.

Bellas Artes Artisan Market — The artisan show is Saturday and Sunday, March 16-17, on the historic Mesilla Plaza in Mesilla, N.M. Information: mesillanm.gov or basfnm.org.

One-Act Play Festival — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Downtown Mall, Las Cruces, hosts its one-act showcase Friday through Sunday, March 15-17, featuring original works by area playwrights and directors. Plays and times to be announced. Admission is free; donations accepted. Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• Brett Young — The country/folk artist performs 8 p.m. Friday, March 15. Tickets: $29-$99.
• Granger Smith — The country star performs 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, with special guest Earl Dibbles Jr. Tickets start at $29.

Bataan Memorial Death March — The 30th annual marathon-length (26.2 miles) march is 7 a.m. Sunday, March 17, starting at 1318 Aerobee at the White Sands Missile Range to honor U.S. and Filipino troops captured by the Japanese in WWII. Marchers should arrive at 5 a.m.; opening ceremony begins at 6:35 a.m. A 14.2-mile honorary march also offered.
  The 26.2-mile memorial march route starts on the White Sands main post, crosses hilly desert terrain, circles a small mountain and returns to the main post through sandy desert trails and washes. Elevation ranges from about 4,100 to 5,300 feet.
  Registration is $125 ($600 teams) through March 3. No late or on-site registration accepted. Information: (575) 678-4654, (575) 678-1134, army.bataanrules@mail.mil, bataanquestions@mail.mil. Online registration at bataanmarch.com.


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