El Paso Scene Weekly for April 30-May 6, 2018
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EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
Gordon Lightfoot — The folk/pop legend performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2014, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $46.50-$86.50 (Ticketmaster).
Lightfoot’s song catalog spans 50 years, including such immortals as, “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway,” “Sundown,” "(That's What You Get) For Lovin Me," "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald" and "Cold On The Shoulder." He has recorded 20 albums and has five Grammy nominations. Lightfoot was recently inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame, which honored his role in defining the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and ‘70s.
T or C “Wild Wild West” Fiesta — The 69th annual fiesta is Friday through Sunday, May 4-6, in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Most events are at Ralph Edwards Park. Admission to most events is free. Information: (575) 497-9480, annualtorcfiesta.com or on Facebook at Truth or Consequences Fiesta.
The annual parade is 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5, through Downtown, followed by free live music in Ralph Edwards Park with Syd Masters & the Swing Riders, Antonio Reyna, Knifewing, On Call, Sawmill Canyon, Desert Dogs and more. Basketball, horse show, volleyball and skateboard tournaments, kids fishing derby, junk boat race and vendors.
When Hot Springs, N.M., accepted a game show’s invitation for a town to change its name to Truth or Consequences, part of the reward for doing so was to have the show’s host be the guest of honor at a festival each year. Ralph Edwards fulfilled the promise for 50 years, and the community continues to celebrate every first weekend in May.
‘Inspired’: EPMSF Honoree Event and IYL Awards — El Paso Summer Music Festival will celebrate its 2018 honoree Cindy Graff Cohen at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the Magic Bistro, 5034 Doniphan. The event also include the Instruments for Young Lives Awards (IYL), a program designed to support music students who demonstrate academic and musical excellence along with unmet financial need. Cost: $65. Reservations: 449-0619 or epsmf.org.
Cohen’s long-time role as a journalist has placed her in the midst of the arts and culture of the border region, providing support and visibility to arts organizations.
This year’s instrument recipients are: Carlos Simental (Bb clarinet), a freshman at Horizon High School; and
Isaiah Herrera (double bass), a freshman at Eastwood High School.
Kentucky Derby — Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, 1200 Futurity in Sunland Park, N.M., hosts special viewing of the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby Saturday, May 5. Kentucky Derby Deal is $30 and includes Turf Club seating, buffet meal at the Turf Club, tip sheet, official racing program and commemorative glass. Buffet by itself is $16, served 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The running of the derby is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. Information: (575) 874-5200 or Sunland-Park.com/entertainment.
‘Mozart by Moonlight’— El Paso Opera presents a night of opera under the stars at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater. Metropolitan opera tenor Brian Downen, baritone Ricardo Herrera, mezzo-soprano Cherry Duke, soprano Kellie Rumba Rattay and the Young Artists of El Paso Opera collaborate with conductor Bohuslav Rattay and orchestra for a concert of arias and ensembles from various Mozart operas. Tickets: $30; $15 children; $50 VIP seating (epopera.org or Ticketmaster). Information: 581-5534 or on Facebook at Epopera.
Magoffin Home State Historic Site — 1120 Magoffin. Admission is free noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 6, for Historic Sites Day. Information: 533-5147, visitmagoffinhome.com or Facebook.
The 1875 Magoffin Home is a prime example of Territorial style architecture. The Historic Site explores the stories of a multicultural family who actively participated in U.S. expansion and settlement, military service, trade on the Santa Fe–Chihuahua Trail, Civil War turmoil and U.S./Mexico relations.
ALSO THIS WEEK
EPCC Spring Arts Festival — The 40th annual spring festival of performing, visual and literary enters its final week. Information: 831-6479, 831-2220, firstname.lastname@example.org, epcc.edu/events/artsfestival or on Facebook at EPCCnews.
• EPCC Student Showcase is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at the Administrative Service Center Auditorium. Admission is free.
• EPCC Spring Dance Concert is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 4-5, in the Transmountain Campus Forum Theatre. Tickets: $10 ($5 students).
Interstellar Spectacular — Academy of Aerial Fitness, 1057 Doniphan Park Cir Suite E, presents various aerial, acrobatic, and circus performances 7 p.m. to midnight Friday, May 4. Admission: $15, age 18 or older admitted; BYOB. Information: 920-4341 or academyofaerialfitness.com.
Mariachi Loco Music Festival — This year’s festival is 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, May 4, at San Jacinto Plaza, 101 E. Mills, in Downtown El Paso, featuring headliners La Septima Banda, and Carla Soto “La Plebe” of La Tricolor. Food vendors available. Information: mariachilocomusicfestival.com or Facebook.
Star Wars Night — Sun City Scifi celebrates “May the Fourth,” with a free Star Wars event for all ages 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the Pizza Joint, Downtown, 500 N. Stanton. Information: on Facebook at Sun City Scifi.
Costume contest for adults and youth is 8:30 p.m.; sign up ends at 8:15 p.m.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 Tournament is 9:15 p.m.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon. Information: (575) 589-0653.
Cinco de Mayo celebration is May 5, with several activities. El Dedon Verde Garden Club members, with support from El Paso Master Gardeners, will hold a special plant giveaway.
Mother’s Day Arts and Crafts Fair — The City of El Paso’s Parks and Recreation Department hosts the arts and craft fair 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at at Gary Del Palacio Recreation Center, 3001 Parkwood. Admission is free. Information: 629-7312 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.
Rally to Improve Birth — The free rally with local healthcare professionals presenting on maternal mortality, breastfeeding other birth-related issues is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at San Jacinto Plaza, Downtown. The splash pad is open with kid crafts and activities provided, along with raffles and vendor giveaways. Information: (575) 640-8483 or improvingbirth.org.
UTEP Department of Music — Performances are at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Performance at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise listed. Tickets prices vary; most performances are $5 ($3 students/military; free for UTEP faculty, students and staff).Information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/liberalarts/music/.
• Jazz Concert is Monday, April 30.
• UTEP Symphony Band performs at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 1.
• UTEP Symphony Orchestra presents “At the Movies” Thursday, May 3. Pre-concert talk at 7 p.m.
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen. The Las Vegas metal band Hemlock’s 25th anniversary tour is 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, with SeveidmiC. All ages show. Tickets: $10.
Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets for most shows are $10 general admission; $12 day of show, unless otherwise listed. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Teenage Wrist — The L.A. alt rock trio performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, with Sorrytown and Homerun Derby. Tickets: $8-$10.
• Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO — Japanese psychedelic rock, 9 p.m. Thursday, May 3. $10-$12.
• Sleepspent — An album release event for the El Paso band’s new EP, “It’s Better If You Don’t Speak or Think” is Friday, May 4.
State Line Music Series — El Pasoans Fighting Hunger and State Line Restaurant, 1222 Sunland Park Drive presents the Rudolph Chevrolet-Honda-Mazda-VW outdoor concert series 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays. 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. May 2: Radio La Chusma.
El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $6 Thursday, $12 Friday and Saturday; $8 Sunday, unless otherwise listed. VIP Booths $10 more. Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233), elpasocomicstrip.com or on Facebook at El Paso Comic Strip. May 3-6: Sean Grant; feature act Christine Medrano.
Jess Hilarious performs 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2. Jess, who has more than 3 million Instagram followers, is known for MTV’s “Wild ‘N Out” and various VH1 and BET specials. Tickets: $20 ($40 first 50 seats; and VIP booth seats).
Enrique Bunbury — One of Spain’s most respected rock singers performs at 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $39.50, $59.50 and $79.50. (Ticketmaster).
Bunbury got involved in music in the early 1980s, and joined the group Zumo de Vidrio, in 1984 as lead vocalist. After adopting the nickname of Bunbury, taken from the Oscar Wilde stage play “The Importance of Being Earnest,” the musician teamed up with Héroes del Silencio, becoming a major number in the Hispanic rock scene. The band eventually broke up in 1996 and Bunbury started his solo career in 1997.
Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909, trickyfalls.com. A May the 4th Be With You party with retro new wave synth pop DJs Lady Die and St Jack is 9 p.m. Friday, May 4, in The Perch. Age 21 and older welcome. Admission: $5.
La Parada — The monthly grassroots event celebrating local culture and lifestyles is the first Friday of the month at San Carlos Building, 501 Texas. Information: 351-6023 or on Facebook at laparadaep. The May 4 “Fuego” event is 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. features Frontera Bugalú, Space Captains Collective, Soundmindsoulutions Sms, Birth Defects and Gambol Music, with live art by Randy Boogie.
Alfresco! Fridays — The 16th season of free outdoor summer concerts runs Fridays at Convention Center Plaza. Presented by ElPasoLive.com and sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union. Information: 534-0600, alfrescofridays.com or on Facebook. May 4: Mariachi Alegre
Women who Rock Cinco De Mayo — The 3rd annual musical celebration is hosted by Alive Audio is 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 5 a, at Painted Dunes Golf Course, 12000 McCombs, with live music from Carla Riojas, Steel Queen Band, Moonar, Sayverse and the Chamanas, as well as a performance from Sound Stage 9 students. Vendors, jumping balloons, food and drink offered. Admission is free; donations of feminine products and toiletries for the Reynolds Home will be taken. Information: 269-9919, 929-9055 (Reynolds Home) or on Facebook.
Jazz Unlimited Big Band — The band’s 14th annual concert is 7 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 5005 Love Road. Guest vocalists, Cheryl Tomczuk and Andre Hunter join the band to present swing, Latin, rock and jazz tunes. Admission is free; donations welcome. Seating is limited. Information: 637-4569.
Alberto Escamilla Exhibit — An exhibit of the work by artist Alberto Escamilla celebrating his 40th anniversary is on display through the month of May at the Woman’s Club of El Paso, 1400 N. Mesa. Preview reception is 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3. Information: albertoescamilla.com.
El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts Festival Plaza. Information: 212-0300 or elpasoartmuseum.org. An Art Talk with Dr. Elizabeth Dwyer is 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, of the museum’s Kress Collection of European Art. Admission is free; no reservations required.
La Galeria de la Misíon de Senecú — The Ysleta Independent School District’s gallery is at 8455 Alameda. Showing May 3-25: Annual Ysleta Student Art Exhibition. Reception is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3. Information: 434-9703, 434-9711, or on Facebook at YISDFineArts.
Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is off Dawson Drive next to the Sun Bowl. Information: 747-6151, rubincenter.utep.edu or on Facebook at RubinCenter.
Showing May 4-Aug. 10 in the Rubin and L Galleries: 2018 Annual Juried UTEP Student Art Exhibition, showcasing works of art and design created by undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Art during the 2017-18 academic year. Media includes painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, metals and graphic design.
Opening reception is 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 4.
For a good cause
Child Crisis Center Gala — The center’s Casino Night and Celebration, is 7 to 11 p.m., Friday, May 4, at El Paso Firefighters Hall, 3112 Forney, with a casino night, dinner and more. All proceeds support the El Paso Child Crisis Center’s work to protect children. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Dress is black, white and red casual attire. Tickets: $125 per person. Information, reservations: 562-7955, ssoto@childcrisisep or childcrisiselp.org.
oLotería — Creative Kids hosts a night of Bingo benefiting the Creative Kids program is 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, at its Olo Gallery, 504 San Francisco. This year’s event celebrates Creative Kids’ 20th Anniversary. Information: email@example.com. Tickets: $45 ($500 VIP tables for 8); available at creativekidsolostore.bigcartel.com.
March for Babies — The annual March of Dimes fundraiser is 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 5, at Outlet Shoppes at El Paso, 7051 Desert Blvd, with family activities, t-shirt contests, refreshments, giveaways and more. Participation is free; but donations accepted. Team donations made online at m
‘Flawed Gods: Myths of Mothers and Other Monsters’ — The Border Theatre presents a collection of five original short works by members of the Rio Grande Writers’ Room exploring modern adaptations of myths at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, May 2-6, at the Glasbox, 210 Poplar. The pieces explore the concepts of family and relationships. Tickets: $10 ($8 teachers and students); available at the door. Information: 412-5283 or bordertheatre.org.
Works are “Arroz con Leche” by Felix Arenas; ”The Surprise Party by George Casillas; ”Sunday Wine by Kayla Marie Woody; ”Perfect Version” by Christina Pietrowski; and ”A Child Ballad” by Sarah Walker.
‘Love From a Stranger’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, closes its season with the Agatha Christie mystery through May 12. Directed by Frieda Voeks. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 ($12 seniors 62+,students, military). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
Cecily Harrington has led a staid and proper existence, and yearns for adventure after winning a large amount of money. When a charming stranger sweeps her off her feet, she soon learns a ghastly truth about her new love.
‘In the Next Room’ — The UTEP Department of Theater & Dance presents the Sarah Ruhl comedy through May 6, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Adult content Tickets: $14; $12 UTEP faculty/staff, seniors, military, groups of 10 or more, Alumni with card, non-UTEP Students; $9 UTEP students and children. Information: 747-5118, theatredance.utep.edu or on Facebook.
‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in the UTEP Student Union West building, presents the 35th Anniversary Production of the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Weber musical for the whole family through May 13.
Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner matinees are Sunday 2:30 p.m. April 29 and May 6 and 13. Tickets: $33.50 to $43.50 Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday discount dinner performances; $36.50 to $48.50 (Friday and Saturday dinner performances), and $19.50 to $29.50 no-dinner matinee performances (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.
One of the most enduring shows of all time, “Joseph” is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors. This musical is full of catchy songs in a variety of styles, from a parody of French ballads (”Those Canaan Days”), to country-western (”One More Angel in Heaven”) along with the unforgettable classics “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.”
El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA baseball team plays home games at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Individual tickets: $11-$30. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
Regular game time is 6:35 p.m. weeknights (through May); 7:05 Friday-Saturday and 6:05 p.m. Sunday.
April 30-May 3: Reno Aces. Dri-fit shirt giveaway Tuesday. Wednesday game 11:05 a.m.
El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame — The Prices Give Em Five Hall of Fame Banquet is 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. Information: elpasoathletichalloffame.com.
This year’s inductees:
Living Athlete: William Licon, Robert Rodriguez and Brandon Wolfram.
Coach/Administrator: Marc Bombard and Rennie Rebe
Media Supporter of Athletics: Manny Ontiveros
Official Category: Bernie del Hierro
Posthumous Category: Manuel X. Aguilar.
Tour of El Paso — EP Cyclists’ 5th annual Time Trial Criterium and Road Race are Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6.
• Criterium events are 7 a.m. to noon Saturday on Global Reach (off Spur 601 near Fort Bliss). Races are 45 to 60 minutes on a 1.8 mile circuit.
• Time Trials begin are 3-6 p.m. Saturday at McKelligon Canyon. Riders will climb the 2.5-mile course separated by 30-second start times.
• Road Races of 35, 50, 65 and 72 miles begin 7 a.m. Sunday at Cattleman’s Steakhouse in Fabens.
Various USAC categories for men, women and juniors.
Cost: $25 for Time Trial, $30 for Criterium and $50 for Road Race. Omnium cost (all three events) is $70. One-day license for those who do not have USAC license is $10 per day. Registration at usacycling.org; closes May 4. Fee is $10 extra after April 29.
Knights 5K4PK — The 7th annual competitive 5K Run and 1- mile castle walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at Hanks High School, 2001 Lee Trevino (parking lot near softball field on Anise). The event is in remembrance of Danny Pecquete to benefit Rio Grande Cancer Foundation. Registration: $20 in advance; $25 on race day. Information: 881-4590. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Packet pickup is noon to 6 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Up and Running East, 1475 George Dieter, and 7 to 7:45 a.m. at the start line.
Cantina 10K — The 4th annual Marks Cantina 10K run and 2K walk benefiting the Archer House is 6 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at in the Rudolph Plaza Shopping Center, 3233 N. Mesa. Cost: $30 through May 3; $35 May 4-5. Chili cook-off will also be held. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com. Information: Chris Rowley, 478 5663.
Braden Aboud Memorial Run — The 12th annual 5K run and 5K/1-mile fun run/walk benefiting the Braden Aboud Memorial Foundation begin at 8 a.m. Sunday, May 6, at 5265 Roxbury (parking lot of Zach White Elementary), with multiple vendors, music, inflatable attractions, dog adoptions, and more at the race site. Registration: $20 ($10 19 and younger). No race day registration for competitive run. Information: 833-0393 or bradenaboud.com.
Registration at bradenaboud.eventbrite.com.
The foundation, named after a local middle school student killed in a skiing accident, is dedicated to improving the health and educational development of El Paso’s youth.
SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO
‘Trinity’ – Santa Fe Opera presents the original one-act opera for its spring show at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the Good Samaritan Auditorium, 3011 Buena Vida Circle, Las Cruces, featuring young artists from the Opera’s Apprentice Program for Singers. Admission is free on a first come, first serve basis; door open one half hour before the show. Information: DAArts.org.
“Trinity” is set in southern New Mexico in the present day and during World War II, and is presented this spring in association with “Doctor Atomic,” one of the five operas featured in the 2018 festival season.
Flickinger Center for Performing Arts — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
• Jazz at the Flick featuring Mt. View and high school bands is 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 1.
• Santa Fe Opera Apprentices performance is 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2.
• Imago dei Academy presents “Shakesphere” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 4.
‘Rent’ — American Southwest Theatre Company closes its season with Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award winning Broadway hit through May 6 at NMSU’s Center for the Arts’ Mark and Stephanie Medoff Theatre. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $18 ($15 seniors; $11 students; $5 high schools students with current I.D.) Tickets: (575) 646-41420 or nmsutheatre.com.
This rock musical is loosely based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera “La Bohème.” It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in New York City’s East Village.
LCC Theatre Season Reveal Party — Las Cruces Community Theatre (LCCT), 313 Min in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, will unveil its upcoming slate of shows for the 2018-2019 season with a special season reveal event at 7:01 p.m. Friday, May 4, featuring food and drink, and "exclusive first look" live selections from the upcoming show. Tickets are free, but RSVP required at LcctNM.ORG.
Information: (575) 523-1200 or on Facebook at LCCTNM.
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta — The Town of Mesilla’s annual celebration is noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 5-6, at the Mesilla Plaza. The event includes live, music, and around 30 vendors of arts and crafts, games and food booths. Children’s activities include amusement rides, jumping balloon, piñata bash and a greased pole climb at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Visitors are advised to bring folding chairs. No alcohol, smoking or pets allowed in the plaza. Admission is free. Information: (575) 524-3262, ext. 116, mesillanm.gov or on Facebook at Old Mesilla.
‘Legacy of Liberty’ Air & Space Expo — The family friendly Air Show and open house at Holloman Air Force Base near Alamogordo, N.M. is 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5. Admission is free. Information: (575) 572-7381, holloman.af.mil/open-house or on Facebook at Holloman Air Force Base.
All visitors entering through the main gate are required to have a DOD issued ID card; all other visitors asked to enter via West Gate, off HWY 70.
La Muerte de Las Cruces — Las Cruces’ Women’s Football Alliance’s home games are at the Las Cruces Public Schools’ Sports Complex’s “Field of Dreams,” 2501 Tashiro. The team is part of the WFA’s Mountain Conference. Tickets: $5 ($3 children). Information: (575) 639-0750, firstname.lastname@example.org, wfafootball.net or on Facebook at La MuerteDeLas Cruces. May 5: Santa Fe Dukes
LCSO with NMSU Masterworks Chorus — Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lonnie Klein, closes its season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5-6, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall, with a performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem Mass, accompanied by NMSU Masterworks Chorus. Tickets: $35, $40 and $45. Information: (575) 646-3709 or lascrucessymphony.com.
Spotlight Lunch with Lonnie is 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 3, at Paisano Café in Mesilla. Cost: $20.