El Paso Scene Weekly for Aug. 14-20, 2017


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ALfresco! Fridays —
The 15th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays at Convention Center Plaza. Aug. 18: Twisted Hams (classic rock). Presented by ElPasoLive.com and sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed.  Information: 534-0633, alfrescofridays.com or on Facebook.

Flickinger Center for Performing Arts — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo.  Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
• The comedy show “No Town Left Behind” is  7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18. Bringing big city comedy club laughs to Small-Town America (age 18 and over). Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
• Heavy metal band “A-Resolve,” winners of the  Alamogordo CosPlay Battle of the Bands perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. Call for ticket prices.

Fort Bayard Birthday — Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society celebrates the fort’s 151st birthday celebration Friday and Saturday, Aug. 18-19, at the Fort Bayard Museum, located on the west side of the Parade Ground in historic in Fort Bayard, N.M. (6 miles east of Silver City off U.S. 180). Birthday cake served 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information:  (575) 388-4477 or (575) 574-8779.
•  “The Buffalo Soldiers” screening is 7 p.m. Friday, at the Fort Bayard Theater.
 • Flag Ceremony is 9:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by walking tours, museum visits, and old-fashioned games and toys
• Presentation on Henry Wright who was on command of the 9th Cavalry and three Navajo Scouts, is 11 a.m. Saturday, played by Doug Dinwiddie,
•  Dinner at theater followed by presentation on “The Victorio Campaign” by Larry Francell of Fort Davis, Texas is 6 p.m.

Movies in the Canyon — El Paso Live  hosts the 9th annual free movie season at the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater Fridays and Saturdays, Aug. 18-Sept. 30. Showtimes are at dusk (about 8:30 p.m.). Concessions available; no food or beverages may be brought in. Bring a blanket or light jacket in case it cools off in the canyon. Information: 534-0674, elpasolive.com, moviesinthecanyon.com.
Aug. 18: Pete’s Dragon (2016)
Aug. 19: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them


State Line Music Series
— ? Fungi Mungle performs at the outdoor concert series 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16. Admission is free; age 21 and older welcome. All customers asked to bring non-perishable food donation or monetary donation for El Pasoans Fighting Hunger. Information: 581-3371, WTxFoodBank.org

‘A Night in the 40s’ — Paso Del Norte Big Band, a 16-piece group, hosts 1940s style dancing and music, 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at Shundo Ballroom, 120 N. Paragon. BOYB; food and snacks allowed. Admission: $15. Information: 532-2043, 203-7292, music@pdnbigband.com or on Facebook at PDNbigband.

‘Classical Mystery Tour’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra presents the critically acclaimed tribute to The Beatles at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30 to $75 (Ticketmaster). Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
  The four musicians in Classical Mystery Tour look and sound just like The Beatles, but Classical Mystery Tour is more than just a rock concert. The show presents more than two dozen Beatles tunes performed exactly as they were originally recorded. Hear "Penny Lane" with a live trumpet section, experience the beauty of "Yesterday" with an acoustic guitar and string quartet, enjoy the classical/rock blend on "I Am the Walrus," and relish the cascading crescendos on “A Day in the Life.”

La Arrolladora Banda Limón — The Mexican music group performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $50-$60. (Ticketmaster).
  Arrolladora Banda Limón was formed by clarinet player René Camacho, who became involved in local traditional Mexican music in the mid-’60s, and was a top-selling act by the 1990s.

RICHARD SMITH — The guitarist performs a “Live From Studio C” concert Sunday, Aug. 20, at Star City Studio, 120 W. Castellano. Call for time, cost. Information: 422-3252,  starcitystudioproductions.com or on Facebook.

Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Betty Who — Australian singer-songwriter, 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, with Geographer. Tickets: $15 (VIP tickets $199).
• Weedeater — The stoner metal band performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, with Telekinetic Yeti and Faciem. Tickets: $15-$17.
• Sextile — The indie band performs at 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20. Tickets: $10-$12.


Our Lady of the Valley Bazaar — Our Lady of the Valley Church and School, 8600 Winchester, hosts its annual kermess 5 p.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday, and 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18-20. Live music each night, plus food vendors, rides, games and more. Admission is free. Information 490-4144.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] — Shakespeare on-the-Rocks presents the hilarious romp through the entire Shakespeare canon at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Aug. 18-20, at the Glasbox, 210 Poplar. All of the bard’s 37 plays are spoofed in 97 minutes by a cast of three, directed by Vanessa Keyser. Tickets: $10 ($8 for full-time students with ID, seniors 65+ and active military; $6 group rate for 10 or more). Information: 540-3813.

Zumbathon — Bowling Family YMCA, 5509 Will Ruth, hosts its 5th Zumbathon 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 19, hosted by four volunteer instructors of the three-hour time. Zumba is a collection of world music Such as: Bollywood, salsa, cumbia, merengue, reggaeton, bhangra and more Cost: $6 ($4 YMCA members) in advance; $7 ($5 members) day of events. Raffle tickets $1 each. Cost of entrance goes towards Strong Kids Campaign ( to helps lower income families participate in the YMCA). Information: 755-9622 or elpasoymca.org/locations/bowling-family-ymca.

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. Summer hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, farmersmarketadc@outlook.com or ardovinos.com.

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.

Rock House Chili Cook Off — Rock House Bar & Grill, 9828 Montana, hosts its inaugural chili cook off benefiting Candlelighters for children fighting cancer at noon Saturday, Aug. 19, with tasting stating at 4 p.m. Also featured is a live band, 50/50 raffle and more. Tasting cups: $5. Information: 591-7625.
  New cooks welcome; CASI rules apply. Entry fee: $20. Information: Debra Rosberg, 373-0128.

El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19-20, at Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway, at Boeing. Admission: $5 for both days (private readings not included with admission). Free admission with active duty military I.D. Information: 345-6245 or elpasopsychicfair.com.
  The fair features aura photos, handmade New Age crystal and gemstone jewelry, and feng shui products, along with readings by a dozen or more professional psychic readers and mediums from across Texas and New Mexico. Readings offered in English and Spanish.

John Wesley Hardin’s Demise — The Concordia Heritage Association’s John Wesley Hardin “Secret Society” annual commemoration is 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Concordia Cemetery, 3700 Yandell. The event marks the infamous gunslinger’s 1895 fatal shooting with a special gravesite ceremony and reenactment by Six Guns and Shady Ladies and historians. There will also be the annual “Toast to John Wesley.” Short ghost tour follows. Bring lawn chairs, flashlight and closed-toe shoes. Old West attire encouraged. Admission: $5 ($2 military, students, seniors; free for age 11 and younger). Information: 581-7920, 591-2326 or concordiacemetery.org.
  The historic Central El Paso cemetery is between Yandell and Gateway West east of Copia. Proceeds from the event benefit the preservation and restoration of the cemetery, including the recently added Military Memorial.
  Hardin moved to El Paso in 1895 after his release from prison. He was shot to death in Aug. 19, 1895, by Constable John Selman. Hardin was 42, and claimed to have killed 30 men.

Vista College Car Show — The 4th annual car show benefiting the American Heart Association is 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Vista College, 6101 Montana. Setup is 7:30 to 10 a.m. Awards at 1:30 p.m. Music, food and drinks and kids’ activities. A 50/50 raffle also held. Spectator admission is free. Information: Robert, 208-2293 or Eddie, 203-5557.
  Entry fee for participants: $25; hotrods, muscle cars, low riders, trucks, domestic, rat rods, motor cycles and imports welcome.

Mission Trail Art Market — Area artisans and craftspeople display their fine arts and crafts for its 8th season 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month (Aug. 20) in the historic Veteran’s Memorial Plaza in San Elizario. Food and drink concessions and entertainment. Pets welcome.  Admission is free. Information: 851-0093 or missiontrailartmarket.com.


El Paso Chihuahuas
— The city’s AAA baseball team hosts home games at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Game time is 7:05 p.m., except at listed. Tickets: $5-$24. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
Aug. 14: Las Vegas 51s. Aug. 13 is 6:05 p.m.
Aug. 15-18: Albuquerque Isotopes.

Children’s Grief Center Memory Walk - The 5K run, 5k fun run/walk and 1-mile family fun walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Album Park, 3001 Parkwood. First 300 registrants receive t-shirts; refreshments at finish line. Part of the More Than A Marathon series. Information: 532-6004 or raceadventuresunlimted.com.

St. Raphael’s 5K — The 3rd annual  5K run and 1-mile walk is 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, at  Album Park, 10259 Album, for all ages. Post race refreshments for participants. Part of the 2018 More than a Marathon series. Registration $20 by Aug. 15; $25 on race day. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pickup is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at St. Raphael’s Rectory, 2301 Zanzibar.

Tour de Tolerance — The 12th annual “Riding to Remember” bicycling and running event, benefiting the El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center, is Sunday, Aug. 20, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, 1200 Futurity Drive in Sunland Park, with 100K at 7 a.m. and 50K ride at 8:45 a.m. and 5K run/walk at 7:45 a.m. Information: 351-0048, ext. 24 or elpasoholocaustmuseum.org.
  Registration (through Aug. 12): $35 50K and 100K bike rides; $25 run/walk. Student run/walk registration: $15. Discount through Aug. 13 for military, museum members and groups of 15 or more.
  Registration Aug. 13-19: $40 for rides; $30 for run/walk; $20 run/walk students. No race day registration.
  Packet pick up is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center, 715 N. Oregon.

Sun City Roller Girls — The Roller Girls’ next bout is a doubleheader at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. Paisano, featuring a double header with Chuco Town Chulas vs. Las Diablas and Las Catrinas vs. SeXecutioners. Tickets: $7 in advance; $10 at the door ($7 with valid military ID; free for ages 12 and younger); available in advance at the Pershing Inn, All That Music, Blue Panda Tattoo, Uptown Cheapskate or any Roller Girl. Information: suncityrollergirls.com.

Southern New Mexico

Otero County Fair — The 78th annual fair and rodeo is Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 16-19 at the fairgrounds in Alamogordo, N.M. with various livestock shows, exhibits, a frontier village, amusement rides, queen pageant, a pet show and more. Information: (575) 434-0788 or oterofair.com.
  The fairgrounds are off U.S. 54 on the north side of town, across from White Sands Mall.
  Ranch rodeo performances are 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, followed by country street dances at 10 p.m. Admission: $8 general admission ($3 ages 12 and younger); available at the gate only. Reserve seats: $12.
  Parade is 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, along Tenth Street.

‘Headsets: A View from the Light Booth’ — No Strings Theatre Company opens its season with the comedy Aug. 18-Sept. 3 at Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. Directed by Ceil Herman. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sundays Aug. 27 and Sept. 3; and at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.
  This hilarious and charming backstage comedy was written by William Missouri Downs, author of “Cockeyed,” “Mad Gravity” and “Seagulls in a Cherry Tree.”

Tour de Holloman — The 49-mile cycling event is 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Domenici Fitness Center, 1051 Connecticut, Bldg. 588 on Holloman Air Force Base near Alamogordo, N.M. Cost: $30 individuals; $45 teams of two; $70 teams of four. Information: (575) 572-2529. Registration at active.com.

Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta — The 37th annual regatta is 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19-20 at Lions Beach, Elephant Butte Lake State Park. Events include competitions, mass ascension of hot-air balloons, vendors, arts and crafts, food, music and balloon-boat relay and more. Park entrance fee applies. Information: (575) 744-5923, ebbr.org or on Facebook.

New Mexico Flavor Fest — Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19-20, at Eagle Creek Outdoor Sports Complex, in Ruidoso, featuring more than 40 New Mexico beers and wine, food, including barbecue, Mexican foods, tacos, and green chile cheeseburgers, as well as live performers, body art, live art, fashion shows, prizes, family activities and more. Tickets: $23-$30; camp sites are $10-$40; kids 12 and younger admitted free (must be accompanied by paying adult). VIP lounge offered; $75. Information: (844) 524-7253 or NMFlavorFest.com.
  Live music by Red Light Cameras, CW Ayon with Trio, Homegrown Boyz, Tradd Tiddwell, Delany Davis, Malachi Martin, Seek the Fire, DJ B-Fresh and DJ Randee.

Run to the Copper Country Car Show – The 25th annual car show is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Gough Park in Silver City, N.M., with vendors, refreshments, raffles, oldies music and a trophy winner parade. Sponsored by Copper Country Cruizers. Admission is free; registration is $35 per car. Information/registration: (575) 313-9700, (575) 574-2186 or coppercountrycruizers.com or on Facebook.
  Registration is 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at Holiday Inn Express, 1103 Superior, with a hot dog burn at 5:30 p.m. and Oldies dance 6 to 8 p.m.
  The Cruizers are a family oriented auto club, limited to vehicles from 1973 and earlier.

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