El Paso Scene Weekly for May 13-19, 2019


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Crossland Gallery
— The El Paso Art Association’s gallery is at 500 W. Paisano (in the Art Junction of El Paso). Opening reception is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, for  the Members Exhibit featuring Cynthia Evans, Neorah Garcia, Sarah Russell, Rodolfo Sigala, Mario Ulloa, Jane Vance and Rhone Whittaker. On display through June 21.
  Regular hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.  Admission is free. Information: 534-7377, CrosslandArtGallery.com, or on Facebook.

El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19, at Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway, at Boeing. Admission: $5 for both days (private readings not included with admission). Free admission with active duty military ID. Information: 345-6245 or elpasopsychicfair.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. Information: (575) 589-0653 or ardovinos.com.

Thunder from Down Under — The internationally acclaimed male revue from Australia presents their 2019 “Girls’ Night Outback” World Tour at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 13, at the Plaza Theatre, with dance, gymnastics, break dancing, colorful costumes, humor and hard bodies. Must be 18 or older to attend. Tickets: $20-$50 (Ticketmaster).

Lowbrow Palace — 111 Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Helado Negro — The Latin folk musician performs 9 p.m. Monday, May 13, with Tasha. Tickets: $13.
• The Japanese House — The English indie pop act from Buckinghamshire consisting of solo artist Amber Bain is 9 p.m. Thursday, May 16. Tickets: $18.
• Murs — The rapper performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 19, with Locksmith. Tickets: $15.

UTEP Department of Music
— Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Information: 747-5606 or music.utep.edu.
  Admission: $5, $3 students, military and seniors; free for UTEP students, faculty, staff, and age 12 and under, unless listed otherwise.
• UTEP Children’s Choir is 6 p.m. Monday, May 13, directed by Elisa Wilson. Include a choral celebration of Mother’s Day. Admission is free.
• KKP Student Recital is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15.

Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook.
• Deicide — 7 p.m. Monday, May 13,with Origin, Jungle Rot and Absense. Tickets: $25 in advance; $30 day of event.
• Traitors — 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, with Bodysnatcher and local talent. Tickets: $10 in advance and $15 day of show.
• Tech Trek IV featuring Archspire is 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, with Inferi, Virvum and Wormhole.
• Illum — 8 p.m. Friday, May 17, with local support. Admission: $5.
• Black Magic Flower Power performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 19. with Slvthammer and Orange Anima. Admission: $5.

State Line Music Series — ?The outdoor concert series is 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at the restaurant, 1222 Sunland Park Dr.  May 15: Clay Hollis. 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 or on Facebook at The State Line Bar-B-Q.

Cool Canyon Nights — The 9th annual series of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at McKelligon Canyon, Amphitheatre, sponsored by WestStar Bank. Patio performance begins at 6 p.m. with headliner at 7 p.m. on the main stage. May 16: The Ryan G Band. Admission is free but space is limited. VIP tickets are $10. Information: elpasolive.com.

Paul Rodriguez — The “Original Latin King of Comedy” performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 16-18, at El Paso Comic Strip, 201 Airway. Tickets: $22 general admission; $27 VIP and front 50 seats (Ticketweb.com). Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233), elpasocomicstrip.com or on Facebook at El Paso Comic Strip.

Alfresco! Fridays — The 17th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays, Convention Center Plaza. Presented by ElPasoLive. May 17: Wild Flower (Pop, Dance, Cumbia). No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0600, alfrescofridays.com or on Facebook.

The Latin Breed — The tejano band’s 50th Anniversary Tour Concert is 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at El Maida Shrine Temple, 6331 Alabama. Hailing from San Antonio, The Latin Breed has brought a style and culture that has ignited the music word on fire. Tickets: $40 in advance; $50 day show; available at eventbrite.com. Eight tickets reserve a table. Information: 562-1444. or elmaida.com.

Wisin & Yandel — One of Latin music’s most iconic duos’ “Como Antes Tour” is 8 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets start at $46 (Ticketmaster).
  The multiplatinum Latin pop and reggaetón rappers, both from Cayey, Puerto Rico, teamed up 14 years ago, earning a Grammy Award and two Latin Grammy Awards.

EPSYOs Finale Concert — El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras, directed by James O. Welsch, perform their season finale concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at the Plaza Theatre. Ticket information: 525-8978 or epsyos.org.


Marjorie Foster School of Art Show — The annual show is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Park East Clubhouse, 1725 Mosswood, featuring works by Foster’s students Sherri Bonilla, Dora Garcia, Carol Hambric, Leslie Juszkiewicz, Sara Long, Irene Rice, and Laurel Roberts. Entertainment provided by folk singer/songwriter Charlie McDonald. Admission is free and the public is invited. Information, directions: Marjorie Foster, 592-5122.

El Paso Train Show — El Paso Railroad and Transportation Museum hosts its show 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 18-19, at Freeport McMoRan facility, 850 Hawkins (south of I-10). Climb aboard a 1904 steam locomotive and a 1929 caboose, see model trains, old west reenactments, historical displays, railroad safety presentations and more. Children’s activities offered; free party train hat toe every child. Free admission. Information: 204-3600, 240-8384 or railroadmuseum.elpaso@gmail.com.

Fairy Fest — Star Lit Natural Holistic Living hosts the event bringing awareness to eco-friendly lifestyles and celebrating the natural healing power of the creative force 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Academy of Aerial Fitness, 1057 Doniphan Park Circle, Suite E. Performances, craft booth, and mini dance and yoga workshops. Tickets: $15 (free for age 12 and younger); available at allevents.in. Information: 667-4561.
  There will also be a Fairy Queen and Fae Folk contest, chakra readings, chair massage, infrared biomat therapy, fairy oracle readings, face painting, hydroponic live herbs and more.

Bazaars and fairs

Art in the Park
— El Paso Parks & Recreation Department’s Spring 2019 arts and crafts fair is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19, at Memorial Park’s Reserve area, 3100 Copper, with arts and crafts, food vendors, live entertainment by children’s activities, raffles, and giveaways. Admission is free. Information: 212-1704 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.

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. Sunday, May 19, 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.

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.

For a good cause

Go Purple Chili Tasting Contest — The 6th annual chili tasting contest in honor of Elder Abuse Prevention Month is 11 a.m. Thursday, May 16, at Holiday In Express, 409 E. Missouri, Downtown. Cost: $5 (includes hot dog place, and chance to taste all the chili). Information: 831-7803 or myanez22@epcc.edu.

Bowl-A-Thon — El Paso Electric sponsors the Bowl-A-Thon benefiting Junior Achievement of El Paso is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Bowl-A-Thon, 11144 Pellicano. Prizes offered for bowling champs and Best Dressed Hawaiian Team. Two-hour bowling spots begin at 10:30 a.m. Registration: $100 ($20 per bowler five person team); each team member commits to raising $100 in donations. Information: 772-5566, jaelpaso.org or on Facebook at JA El Paso.


‘Peter Pan’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the family classic about the boy who never grew up based on the book of J.M. Barrie May 3-19. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 ($12 seniors 62+, students, military; $9 12 and younger). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.

‘Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone’ — Kids-N-Co. presents the play by Dean O’Carroll May 3-19, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $7 ($5 children, students, senior citizens, military), available at the door. Information: 274-8797 or on Facebook at El Paso Kids-n-Co.

‘Mamma Mia!’
— UTEP Dinner Theatre, in the UTEP Student Union West building, presents the hit musical inspired by the music of ABBA through May 19. Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner matinees are Sunday 1:30 p.m. April 28, May 5, 12 and 19. 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.
  The musical tells the story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. On the eve of her wedding on a Greek island paradise, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. Featuring classic ABBA songs including “Dancing Queen,” “SOS,” “Mamma Mia,” “Super Trouper,” “Take a Chance on Me,” and “The Winner Takes it All.”


El Paso Locomotive FC
— The professional soccer team hosts Sacramento Republic FC at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Southwest University Park. Tickets: $5 to $49. Information: 235-GOAL, eplocomotivefc.com, or tickets@eplocomotivefc.com.

BorderRAC Pull for Trauma Trap Shoot —
BorderRAC hosts the fundraising trap shoot event 9 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at El Paso Skeet & Trap Club: 9817 Alameda. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Each shooter will shoot two rounds of 25 targets each (must bring their own shotgun and ammo). First 50 registrants will receive complimentary gun locks. Prizes awarded to Top Team and Top Individual Shooter. BorderRAC will highlight gun safety. Cost: $250 for five-person team or $50 per individual. Lunch available for $7 per person Information: (BorderRAC) 838-3200 or borderrac.org.

El Paso Roller Derby — The 2019 season opens with a doubleheader Saturday, May 18, at Nations Tobin Recreation Center, 8831 Railroad, featuring TexPistols vs. RGV Bandidas and Derby Bliss Brigade vs. Hooligans. First bout begins at 6 p.m., second at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 in advance; $12 at the door; $5 for military (active and vet only); free for age 10 and younger with paying adult. Information: (623) 285-4670, eprollerderby.com, or on Facebook at eprollerderby.
  The teams are part of the Women's Flat Track Roller Derby Association.

Borderland Roller Derby — The derby’s opening season bout is 6 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. Paisano, with Diablas vs. Sexies. Tickets: $10; ($7 with valid military ID; $1 for ages 10 and younger; or $8 each for pack of six) at brownpapertickets.com. Information: borderlandrollerderby.com or on Facebook.

Kids’ Fishing Derby
— Ascarate Fishing Club hosts it quarterly free fishing event for ages 3-16 kids 7:30 to noon Saturday, May 18, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Free use of poles for all registered kids. Information: 478-0406 or on Facebook at officialascaratefishingclub.

Fallen Officer Memorial Run — El Paso Municipal Officers Association’s 6th annual 10K and 5K runs and 1-mile walk in memory of 31 fallen heroes is 8 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Marco’s Pizza, 7560 Cimarron Market. Race day registration and packet pick-up is 7 to 7:45 a.m. Cost: $25; $30 on race day. Discount for teams of 15 or more through May 13. Information: Mike Coulter, 274-5222 or coultercmike@yahoo.com. Registration at raceadventuresunilimited.com.
  Packet pick-up is 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, May 16-17, and 7 to 7:45 a.m. race day at Marco’s Pizza.

Wicked Wine Run — The 5K run and 1K Tasting Walk is Saturday, May 18, at La Viña Winery, 4201 Hwy 28 in La Union, N.M. with 5K run at 5:30 p.m. and 1K tasting walk at 7 p.m. with four wine stations. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. Cost: $45 for each event; $70 for both. Price may increase closer to event and on race day. Parking is $10. All runners must be 21 or older. Registration at wickedwinerun.com.
  Awards offered for top finishers as well as for most outrageous costume.

Carrera por un Corazon de Niño — The 2nd annual 5K competitive run and 1-mile run walk is 8 a.m. Sunday, May 19, at Union Plaza Park, 117 Anthony in Downtown El Paso. Part of El Paso Marathon’s “More Than a Marathon” Registration begins at 7 a.m. Cost: $20 by May 15; $25 after. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pick up is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, and on race day at the event 7 to 7:45 a.m.
  Proceeds go towards cardiovascular operations and procedures for congenital heart disorders of children in Juárez.


‘Fallout’ — No Strings Theater Company presents the play by Laura King and directed by Ceil Herman, May 3-19, at the Black Box Theater, 430 N. Main in Las Cruces. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday). Information: (575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.
In the claustrophobic confines of a family fallout shelter, two strangers must decide if what is outside is more terrifying than what they are hiding inside themselves. Winner of the 2016 Georgia Theatre Conference One-Act Play writing competition.

‘Bullshot Crummond’ — Dona Ana Repertory Theatre (DART) presents the parody of low-budget 1930s detective movies, typifying British heroism at its dumbest, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday May 17-19, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Created by Ron House, Diz White, Alan Sherman, John Neville Andrews and Derek Cunningham. Admission: $10. Information: (575) 541-2290 or riograndetheatre.org.
  Teutonic villain Otto Von Brunno and his evil mistress Lenya crash their plane in the English countryside and kidnap Professor Fenton, who has discovered a formula for making synthetic diamonds. Bullshot Crummond is called to the rescue by the professor’s daughter Rosemary. The two meet at the Carlton Tea Rooms, where Crummond is convinced that their waiter is Otto in disguise.

Las Cruces UkeFest 2019 — Ukulele enthusiasts will gather in southern New Mexico May 17-19 at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road. Nationally known instructors will teach workshops, perform a concert and lead a jam session. Hosted by the Las Cruces Ukes. Festival registration: $135; includes catered lunch. Online registration at lascrucesukefest.com.
  Friday night concert at 7 p.m. at NMSU’s Aktinson Recital Hall. Concert: $10; free for age 12 and younger.

Cloudcroft Ultra 53K and 9.5-miler — The long-distance trail run is Saturday, May 18, at Zenith Park Pavilion in Cloudcroft, N.M. The 53K begins at 7 a.m. and 9.5 miler at 7:30 a.m. Both races are an out-and-back on the Rim Trail (T105). Registration: $45 9.5-miler; $85 53K. Proceeds benefit the Cloudcroft Runners and Cloudcroft High School Cross Country Team. Registration: ultrasignup.com.
  Packet pick up is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 17, at the pavilion in Zenith Park, and 6 to 6:45 a.m. on race day.


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