El Paso Scene Weekly for Feb. 26 - March 4, 2018

 

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This week's sponsor: Shen Yun 2018

The celebration of 5,000 years of Chinese culture through music and dance returns to the area for three shows March 3-4, at The Plaza Theatre, with an all-new program with live orchestra. Performances are 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $80-$120. Information: 1-800-380-8265 or ShenYun.com/El-Paso
    The performance features the world’s foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops together in one performance “heavenly realms, ancient legends and modern heroic tales.”

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EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS

Shen Yun 2018 — The celebration of 5,000 years of Chinese culture through music and dance returns to the area for three shows March 3-4, at The Plaza Theatre, with an all-new program with live orchestra. Performances are 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $80-$120. Information: 1-800-380-8265 or ShenYun.com/El-Paso.
  The performance features the world’s foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops together in one performance “heavenly realms, ancient legends and modern heroic tales.”

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at FarmersMarketatADC.


CONCERTS


Nothing More — The metal band’s “The Stories We Tell Ourselves” Tour is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, , at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso, with The Contortionist and Big Story. Tickets: $17 general admission ($75 and $125 VIP packages). Information: 351-9909 or trickyfalls.com.

UTEP Department of Music — Performances are at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets prices vary; most performances are $5 ($3 students/military; free for UTEP faculty, students and staff).Information: 747-5606 or music.utep.edu.
• UTEP Symphony performs 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27.
• UTEP Symphony Band performs Thursday, March 1.

Mirrors for Psychic Warfare — The rock band performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Lowbrow Palace, 111 E. Robinson. Information: lowbrowpalace.com.

Duo Baldo
— Showtime! El Paso closes its season with the duo of violinist Brad Repp, and pianist and actor Aldo Gentileschi at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Individual tickets: $30; $10 age 6-25 (Ticketmaster). Information: 544-2022 or showtimeelpaso.com.
  Repp and Gentileschi combine virtuosic musicianship, theatrical humor and pop culture.

Steve Aoki — The two-time Grammy nominated producer and DJ performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at El Paso County Coliseum for his “Kolony Tour” with Brooklyn born rapper and producer, Desiigner. Tickets: $25-$36; VIP packages available (Ticketmaster).
  Aoki started his music career by founding his own record label in 1996. He has since collaborated with some of the music genre’s top artists. Some of his biggest hits include “Pursuit of Happiness,” “Warp 1.9.,” “I’m in the House” and the current smash release “Mic Drop,” featuring Desiigner and BTS.
  Aoki was nominated for a Grammy in 2013 for Best Dance/Electronica Album for “Wonderland” and won a Billboard Music Award for Best Mix Album of the Year for “Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles” in 2008.
  One dollar from every ticket sold donated to Aoki Foundation, supporting brain science and research.

Speaking Rock Entertainment Center — 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Metal band Fozzy brings their “Judas Rising Tour” to El Paso at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 4, with guests Through Fire, Santa Cruz and Dark Sky Choir. Age 18 and older welcome. Admission is free. Information: 860-7777 or speakingrock.com.

ON STAGE


‘On Golden Pond’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the Ernest Thompson drama Feb. 9-March 4. Directed by Veronica Flores. 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.
  Ethel and Norman Thayer return home to Golden Pond for the 48th year, in a love story made famous on film by Henry Fonda, Katherine Hepburn and Jane Fonda.

‘The Wizard of Oz’ — Sun City Musical Theatre, 3733 Shell Suite C, presents the classic musical, Feb. 24-March 11. Ticket prices and other information: 637-1618, suncitymusicaltheatre.com or on Facebook.

Dancing with The Stars Live! — The hottest dance show on television returns with “Light Up the Night” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, at Abraham Chavez Theater, with many of the show’s professional dancers performing ballroom and contemporary dances from the ABC hit show. Full cast to be announced. Tickets: $45, $55 and $75. VIP packages: $199 to $599 (Ticketmaster).

‘Goodnight Moon’
— Impact|Programs of Excellence presents the staged adaptation of two familiar bedtime books by Margaret Wise Brown at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at Lee Ross Capshaw Auditorium (in Coronado High School). In “Goodnight Moon,” a young rabbit goes through the bedtime-ritual of saying goodnight to every object in sight, and in his imagination. In “The Runaway Bunny,” a young bunny tells his mother he wants to run away, and so begins an imaginary chase. Information: 545-5068 or impactprogramsofexcellence.org.


SPORTS

UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home games are in the Don Haskins Center. Ticket information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• Thursday, March 1: FIU, 7 p.m.
• Saturday, March 3: WKU.

El Paso Rhinos - The Junior League ice hockey team hosts the Wichita Junior Thunder at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 2-4, at Hospitals of Providence 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.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.
  Live racing is Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday through April 17. Post time for the season is 12:30 p.m. Nine races will be carded each day. Saturday, March 3: Mesilla Valley Speed Handicap.

El Paso Senior Games — City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department’s 36th annual games for those age 50 and older run Feb. 24-May 19 at various locations, Sponsored by United Healthcare, UTEP and Urgent Care Home Heath Inc. All participants have a chance to qualify for the Texas State Senior Games. Registration: $15 for 2 events and t-shirt, plus $5 for each additional event; $45 for all events. Includes t-shirt. Information, registration: 503-6544 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.

Monster Jam – The Monster Truck show is 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3-4, at Sun Bowl Stadium. Celebrating 25 years of adrenaline-charged family entertainment, Monster Jam combines spontaneous entertainment with the ultimate off-road, motorsport competition. Tickets: $15 ($50 collector’s ticket); ages 2 and older must have tickets (Ticketmaster). Information: monsterjam.com.
  New in 2018 is a Pit Party Early Access pass, which provides early entry to the Pit Party 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, and the opportunity to get up close to the trucks and drivers. Regular Pit Party pass is 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday with the general public.

Brain Injury Support Group 5K — El Paso Brain Injury Support Group’s 7th annual 5K run and 1 mile walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at Mentis El Paso, 4360 Doniphan, finishing up at El Paso Botanical Garden at Keystone Heritage Park. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Cost: $25; $30 day of race; $20 per person for teams of 10 or more. ($2 gate fee for park) Information: raceadventuresunlimited.com.

4K Chorus Run to Carnegie Hall — The run helping to send Hornedo Choir students to Carnegie Hall is 8 a.m. Sunday, March 4, at Hornedo Middle School, 6101 High Ridge. Cost: $20; $25 on race day. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pick up is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 3. at Up and Running / 3233 N. Mesa, and 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the start line.


Southern New Mexico

Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.  Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is at 7 p.m. Friday, March 2, with a family-oriented blend of circus-styled comedy and juggling, and the amazing talents of more than 30 pets in the show, each one – cats, dogs, birds, and other four-legged friends – were rescued by Greg Popovich from animal shelters. Tickets: $39-$49.

‘Middletown’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents the new play by Will Eno March 2-18 at Black Box Theatre in Las Cruces. Directed by Autumn Gieb. This “deeply moving and funny new play” explores the universe of a small American town. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11 and 18; and at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.

Cowboy Days — The 19th annual celebration of Southwest pioneer heritage is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 3-4, at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Rd., Las Cruces, with two days of cowboy demonstrations, chuck wagon cooking, children's activities, mounted shooting, the CASI Chili Cook-Off, cowboy music, pony rides, gunfight re-enactments, and a special concert to be announced. Admission: $5; some activities include additional charges. Information: (575) 522-4100 or nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.


West Texas

Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering — The 32nd annual gathering is March 2-3 at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. The second oldest of its kind in the country, the event offers stage shows and individual performances by nationally known cowboy poets, musicians and storytellers. Information: (432) 837-2326, 1-800-561-3712 or cowboy-poetry.org.
  Headline events include Celtic Cowboy at 1:50 p.m. Friday, March 2, and Cowboy Humor with Yvonne Hollenbeck, Chris Isaacs and R.P. Smith at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in Marshall Auditorium. Tickets: $10 per event.
  A “Life of Charlie Russell” audio/video presentation by Randy Rieman is 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 3, in Marshall Auditorium. Admission: $5 donation to Museum of the Big Bend.
  Other headliners include Doug Figgs, Ryan Fritz, Deanna McCall, Jay Snider and Michael Stevens on Friday, and Gary Allegretto, Ross Knox, Gary Robertson, Trinity Seely and Caitlyn Taussig on Saturday. Showcase events are 7:30 p.m. each night. Cost: $15.
  A chuckwagon breakfast is 7:30 a.m. each morning at Poet’s Grove (east side of Kokernot Field). Cost: $5.

 



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