El Paso Scene Weekly for Feb. 6-12, 2017


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Lowbrow Palace
— 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• NOTS — The noise punk band performs 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6. Tickets: $10-$12.
• The Lemon Twigs — The pop/rock band performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. Tickets: $10-$12.

Camila — The Mexican pop-rock band’s “Elypse Tour” is at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $49.50, $59.50, $79.50 and $125(Ticketmaster).
  Since 2005, Camila, consisting of Mario Domm and Pablo Hurtado, has been performing their characteristically romantic ballads. Their 2010 album, “Dejarte De Amar” dominated the Latin Grammys that year, including Best Album by a Group or Duo and Song of the Year for “Mientes.”

Dancing With The Stars Live! — The hit ABC show returns at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Abraham Chavez Theater. Details to be announced. Tickets: $40, $55, $75 and $100 (Ticketmaster).

Valentine’s Super Love Jam — The Delfonics, Zapp, One Way, The Temprees, Thee Midniters, Little Willie G, Evelyn Champagne King, Persuaders, Sunny Ozuna and Tierra are featured at this year’s Love Jam at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $28.50 and $49.50 (Ticketmaster).

Gran Baile de Enamorados — Norteño groups Conjunto Primavera, Los Rieleros and Los Huracanes del Norte perform at the Valentine’s Day show and dance at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $50 (Ticketmaster)

Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan — “El mejor mariachi del mundo” returns at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Plaza Theatre. For five generations, Mariachi de Tecalitlan has endured as the quintessential mariachi ensemble winning numerous awards and accolades. Tickets: $30, $45 and $55 (Ticketmaster).

Lucero — The Memphis punk-country band performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, with Esme Patterson at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso. Tickets: $21-$25. Information: 351-9909 Online tickets at trickyfalls.com, holdmyticket.com or ticketfly.com.


Coin Show - The International Coin Club of El Paso’s 54th annual Coin Show is Feb. 10-12 at El Maida Hall, 6331 Alabama, with tables of coins, paper money, medals and tokens by dealers from around the country. Hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 533-6001 or on Facebook at elpasocoinclub.
   The annual kids auction is 2 p.m. Saturday for ages 7 to 14. The kids auction is a no-cost auction; script provided for the bidding.
  This year’s Coin Show commemorative medal will highlight San Jacinto Plaza.

City Flashdance Showcase — The UTEP Golddiggers host the annual dance spectacular showcasing the city’s best dance groups at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at UTEP's Magoffin Auditorium. Admission: $8.50 (Ticketmaster).

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.

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs Saturdays year-round at Ardovino's Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Winter hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.

Valentine’s Day

Seniors Love Conference — El Paso Community College’s Senior Adult Program’s 22nd annual conference, “Seniors Have a Lifetime of Contributions,’ is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at EPCC Administrative Service Center Auditorium, Building A, 9050 Viscount, featuring speakers, exhibitors, entertainment, and art exhibit and more. Food donations accepted at the door. Information, conference passes: 831-7801 or maryy@epcc.edu.

Spicy Sweet Milonga — Paso del Norte Tango Club’s Valentine’s Day party is 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Sunland Dance Studio, 1769 Victory Lane in Sunland Park, opening with a Burlesque showcase and Cell Block Tango. Tango lessons are 8 p.m. with “best dessert” contest. Milgona follows. Bring a favorite dessert to share. Cost: $10. Information: 422-3338, pasodelnortetangoclub.com or Sunlandballroom.com.

Valentine dinner and dance — Santa Lucia Catholic Church, 518 Gallagher, will host its annual Valentine fundraiser 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the church’s Centro Amistad Hall, featuring a dinner and live music by Tejas Band. Dinner served 7 to 8 p.m.; dance 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. BYOB; set-ups, sodas and beer available for purchase. No outside beer or coolers allowed. Cost: $30; reservations recommended. No refunds. Tables for 10 available with advance reservation. Information: 592-5245 or santaluciachurch@sbcglobal.net.


‘The Women’
— El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the comedy by Clare Boothe Luce Feb. 3-26. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $11 ($9 seniors; $8 students and military). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
   A group of women struggle to play their respective roles in an artificial society that consists of vain show, comedy, tragedy, hope and disappointment.

‘Alice in Wonderland’ — Kids-N-Co. presents an original adaptation written and directed by John Robledo, based on the book by Lewis Carroll Feb. 3-12, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $7 ($5 children, students, senior citizens, military), available at the door. Information: 274-8797 or on Facebook at El Paso Kids-n-Co.

— UTEP Dinner Theatre in the UTEP Student Union presents the Tony-winning musical Feb. 8-12. Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Sunday dinner show is 1:30 p.m. Jan. 29; non-dinner matinees are Sunday 2:30 p.m. Feb. 5 and 12. Tickets:  $31.50 to $41.50 Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday discount dinner performances; $34.50 to $46.50 (Friday and Saturday dinner performances), and $17.50 to $27.50 no-dinner matinee performances. Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.
   Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Club, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd—and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through these dangerous times? This show features some of the most memorable songs in theater history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.”

Carnaval de Danzas — The UTEP Department of Theater & Dance presents the colorful sights, sounds and history of New Orleans through dance Feb. 10-19, at UTEP’s Wise Family Theatre (2nd floor). Choreographed by Myron Howard Nadel and Leanne Rinelli, in a lively and colorful theatrical dance work inspired by the sights, sounds, and history of New Orleans.
   Show time is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10-12; 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16-19. Tickets: $14 ($12 UTEP faculty/staff, seniors, military groups of 10 or more, UTEP alumni with valid card, and non-UTEP students; $9 UTEP students. Information: 747-5118, theatredance.utep.edu or on Facebook.
   Featured is “Suite Mardi Gras,” a raucous, saucy celebration of the ethnic and social soul of jazz music, and the El Paso premier of Rinelli’s “The Type,” a homage to women who persevere when faced by obstacles, based on the spoken work poem by Sarah Kay.


UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners’ home games are at the Don Haskins Center. Games are 7 p.m., unless otherwise listed. Tickets: $8-$50. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• Thursday, Feb. 9: LA Tech
• Saturday, Feb. 11: Southern Miss

UTEP Tennis — UTEP’ hosts the University of Houston Sunday, Feb. 12, at El Paso Tennis Club, 2510 N. St. Vrain (in Arroyo Park). Matches start at 11 a.m. Admission is free. Information: 747-5347 or utepathletics.com.

Lone Star Hundred — The ultramarathon trail is Feb. 11-12 at Franklin Mountains State Park, with 100-mile and 100K events, both individual and relay, offered. The 100-mile event begins at 5 a.m. Saturday, with a 36-hour cutoff. The 100K event begins at 6 a.m. with a 35-hour cutoff. Post-race party is 7 p.m. Sunday. Entry fee is $220 for the 100-mile, $160 for the 100K. Registration at active.com. Information: trailracingovertexas.com/lone-star-100
   The races will be run around an average altitude of about 4800 feet but will climb to 7192 feet at the top of  North Franklin Peak. The 100 mile course will be three loops of 33.69 miles with 20,000 feet of gain and descent. The 100k will be 2 loops of 31 miles with 13,500 feet of gain and descent.
   Relay teams are three members for the 100 mile and two members for the 100K.
   100-mile participants must have run an event of 50, 52 or 100 miles in the past 18 months. 100K participants must have run an event of 100 miles, 50 miles or 50K in the past 18 months.

El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s new Major Arena Soccer League team hosts the San Diego Sockers at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $5-$30. Information: 229-1416, elpasocoyotes.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

El Paso Rhinos - El Paso's Junior League ice hockey team hosts the Oklahoma City Blazers Feb. 10-12 at Sierra Providence Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets; $20 glass seats; $15 center line; $10 bluelines; $5 general admission. Free admission to active military with ID. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com.

Hueco Tanks Rock Rodeo — The 24th annual bouldering competition is Friday through Sunday, Feb. 10-12, at Hueco Tanks, with cash and prizes offered. Registration and other events are at Hueco Rock Ranch; competition is at Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site, along with a party, demonstrations, food trucks and pro climbers present. Passes are $35. Information, registration: huecorodeo.com.
   Hueco Rock Ranch, operated by American Alpine Club, is at 17498 Bettina, about 3 miles from the state park.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General admission and parking are free. Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. everyday. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.
   To get there, take the Sunland Park exit from I-10, go south (left turn coming from Downtown) and follow the signs.
   Live racing runs every Tuesday and Wednesday, and Friday through Sunday through April 18, 2017. Post time is 12:45 p.m., with nine races each day.

Southern New Mexico

Flickinger Center for Performing Arts — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
• “Moon Mouse” — Lightwire Theater’s cosmic adventure is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7. Tickets: $9 ($4 children under 12).
• Imago dei Academy presents “Baroque to Broadway,” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11.

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Tickets sold through Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• Sawyer Brown — The country group performs 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10. Tickets: $25-$55.
• Tyler Farr — The rising country star performs 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. Tickets: $25-$55.

‘Out of Sterno’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents the Deborah Zoe Laufer play Feb. 10-12, at Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. Directed by Ceil Herman. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65). Reservations: (575) 523-1223.
   A dotty heroine named Dotty tells us the story of her life in a play combining qualities of a fairy tale and tall tale with those of a wacky comic strip adventure.

Bootheel Cowboy Poetry Fiesta — The 24th annual fiesta brings together some of the Southwest’s best storytellers, poets and musicians 5 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Lordsburg-Hidalgo County Museum (Old Armory), 708 E. 2nd St., Lordsburg, N.M. Proceeds benefit the museum. Information/tickets: (559) 381-1465 or hookjune@hotmail.com.

Southwest New Age Expo — The fair featuring card readers, numerology readings, healers, and conscious arts and crafts is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 11, at Center for Spiritual Living, 575 N. Main in Las Cruces. Admission is free. Information: (979)255-9736 or (505) 429-6013.

WWE Live — The professional wrestling event returns at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at NMSU’s Pan American Center in Las Cruces. The WWE Championship Triple Threat Match features John Cena vs. Deam Ambrose vs. WWE World Champion AJ Styles with guest timekeeper James Ellsworth. Also featured it the WWE Smackdown Team Turmoil Championship Match. Tickets start at $15 (Ticketmaster). VIP experiences offered. Information: (575) 646-1420 or panamcenter.com.
   This special “Road to WrestleMania” edition features the Las Cruces debut of WWE Champion AJ Styles, along with Randy Orton, Dean Ambrose, Intercontinental Champion The Miz, Becky Lynch, Dolph Ziggler, Bray Wyatt and many more.

Chocolate Fantasia – Mimbres Region Arts Council’s 18th annual celebration of arts and sweet delicacies is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in historic downtown Silver City. This year’s theme is “Wild West Days.” While strolling through downtown, participants can enjoy 20 unique, locally made, handcrafted chocolates. Tickets sell out every year. Tickets: $25 for 20 individual pieces of chocolate. Information: (575) 538-2505 or chocolatefantasia.org.

‘Play Me: The Music Of Neil Diamond’ — Chris Waggoner performs their popular tribute to Neil Diamond at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Waggoner and his ensemble “The Diamondettes” cover dozens of the singer’s hits. Tickets: $20, $23 and $30. Information: (575) 523-6403 or riograndetheatre.com.

The Carpenters Tribute — The tribute to the duo is 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Spencer Theater for Performing Arts in Alto, N.M., featuring Michele Whited as Karen Carpenter. Tickets: $39-$79.  Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” — NMSU-affiliated Scaffolding Theatre presents a musical version of the popular tale 7 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11-12, at the Philanthropy Theatre  (next to the Plaza Theatre), as part of El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series. Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-4020 or epcf.org.
   The musical centers around a family that re-enacts the play in their grandparents’ home, and features familiar songs, including “Be Our Guest.”

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