El Paso Scene Weekly for Sept. 4-9, 2018
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EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
‘The Prado in Las Cruces’ — City of Las Cruces hosts the traveling outdoor exhibition from the Museo Nacional del Prado, with the collaboration of the American Friends of the Prado Museum and the New Mexico Multi-Cultural Foundation to downtown Las Cruces Sept. 7-Nov. 28 at Plaza Place next to the Plaza de Las Cruces in Downtown Las Cruces. A ribbon cutting ceremony is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, during the Downtown Ramble at the Plaza with a performance by flamenco dancers.
‘Stand and Deliver’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the play based on the movie of the true story of teacher Jaime Escalante at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Sept. 7-23. Adapted for the stage by Robert Bella. Tickets: $15 ($12 seniors 62+, students, military; $9 12 and younger). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
Baby Bump Day — Desert Sun Chiropractic, 3800 N. Mesa Suite C-1, hosts the free event for pregnant ladies 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, with food and drink, raffles (including Tory Burch diaper bag), shopping, and health information. First 50 women received gift bags. Information: 838-1500 or chirodesert.com.
Arts International — El Paso Art Association hosts the 51st annual Arts International Juried Exhibition, Texas’s largest international juried art exhibit, Sept. 8-Oct. 3 at the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana. The exhibition features 133 works by 66 artists. Opening reception is 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. Information: 534-7377 or artsinternat.com.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday Thursday and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free
Alice in Chains — The Seattle rock band performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. The band rose out of the grunge scene to create a sound all their own and become one of the most successful bands of the 1990s. Tickets: $39.50-$69.50 (Ticketmaster).
Pablo Francisco — Francisco returns to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6-8, at the Comic Strip, 1201 Airway. Tickets: $22.50 ($32.50 VIP). Information: 799-LAFF (5233) or laff2nite.com.
Francisco weaves together his arsenal of characters, spontaneous outbursts, and clever insights to create an hour-long comedic jazz riff. His off-the-wall, animated character points out the absurdity in an illogical, pop-culture obsessed world. His new one-hour comedy special “Here We Go Again” feature some outrageously funny animation segments, and his two Comedy Central one hour comedy specials “They Put It Out There” and “Ouch!” continue to stay on the networks most requested list. His pervasive internet presence has gained more than 100 million YouTube viewers around the world.
Jazz at Sunset — El Paso Community College will host the free outdoor jazz show 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at EPCC’s Valle Verde Campus’s Americana Language Village, 919 Hunter with performances by saxophonist Doug Webb from Los Angeles, Billy Townes, Ruben Gutierrez Quintet, Frank Zona and Urban Edge, and El Paso Jazz Collective. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. No alcohol or pets. Information: 831-2660 or epcc.edu.
Noche de Encanto — Loretto Academy Choirs hosts an “Enchanted Evening” of music from Spain and Latin America by Falla, Galindo, Grever and Ponce 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at Loretto Chapel, 1300 Hardaway, featuring tenor Michael Hernández, tenor, soprano Carmen Walker, pianist Esequiel Meza, and Loretto Treble Choir. Portion of ticket sales will go to benefit the choir. Admission: $13 in advance; $15 at the door; $8 seniors/military in advance; $10 at the door; $5 students in advance, $8 students at door. Ticket information: Michael Hernandez, 309-9276.
Club Here I Love You — 115 S. Durango. Most events are at 9 p.m. and are 18 and older, unless listed otherwise. Tickets at eventbrite.com. Information: 307-7736 or on Facebook. Saturday, Sept. 8: Nick Warren.
CHERNOBYL THE SECRET & SCYLLA — The Shedding The Chrysalis Tour is 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at Rockhouse Bar and Grill, 9828 Montana. Doors open at 7 p.m.
ALSO THIS WEEK
‘Foto Frontera’ Visual Stills exhibit — Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe Cultural and Technology Center, 721 S. Ochoa (first floor), hosts the 5th annual invitational photography exhibit by area photographers Sept. 6-Oct. 26, in celebration of Chicano Heritage Month. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Opening reception is 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6. Admission is free. Information: 545-7190, lafe-ep.org or on Facebook.
Featured photographers are Joe Pat Clayton, Arturo M. Enriquez, Vallarie Enriquez, Scott Fitzpatrick, Terrel A. Jackson, Carl E. Maier, Aarón Martínez, Arturo Meza, Aarón Montes, Heidi Phillips, Mel Stone and Federico Villalba.
La Frontera: Art + People + Place — The gathering of artists, community members, curators, and journalists examine the past, present, and future of our creative communities is Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7-8, in El Paso and Juarez, in conjunction with the “Transborder Biennial” exhibition. Space is limited: $75 continental breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are included both days, as well as a closing party. Information:
firstname.lastname@example.org or epma.art.
La Parada — The monthly grassroots event celebrating local culture and lifestyles is 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at San Carlos Building, 501 Texas. Art market open all night. Information: 351-6023 or on Facebook at laparadaep.
The event celebrates its 8th birthday in September with MONO/POLY, @NOBODY, D-Styles, Pilots of Venus A. Billi Free, System.A, and Shack Chavez. Tickets: $10.
‘Dog Day’ swimming event — City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department’s 7th annual dog swim days are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8-9, at Nations Tobin Aquatic Center, 8831 Railroad. Social dogs can enjoy a pool day interacting with other friendly pets. A paper copy of current shot records for each dog must be shown to gain admittance (no screen shots accepted). Among the contests on both days are prettiest doggie bikini and longest doggie leap Cost: $2 per dog (owners free). Information, pool rules for pets: 212-0397 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.
Animal Rescue League and El Paso Animal Services will have information on dogs available for adoption.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, email@example.com, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at FarmersMarket.
Tierra de Vida Community Farm — La Mujer Obrera and Centro Mayapan’s farmer’s market events are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Friday and Saturday, at Cafe Mayapan, 2000 Texas Avenue. Information: Information: 217-1126.
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.
Jay’s Pix Presents at the International Museum — Film historian Jay Duncan and the Sunset Film Society host film presentations at 1 p.m. Saturdays at International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana (door on Brown opens at 1:30 p.m.). Admission is free. Snacks available for purchase. Information: 543-6747 (museum), internationalmuseumofart.net and sunsetfilmsociety.org.
September features the 3rd annual International Film Festival in partnership with General Casimir Pulaski Polish American Society of El Paso, Alliance Française d'El Paso, the Consul Honoraria de España en El Paso, and Natalia Savchenko for the Mexican and Russian selections. All films will be shown in the country’s respective language with English subtitles.
• Sept. 8: “The Belier Family” (France). Sixteen-year-old Paula is an interpreter for her deaf parents and brother on the family farm. One day, a music teacher discovers her gift for singing and encourages Paula to audition for a prestigious music college in Paris.
Mexico … Sones and Jarabes — The Ballet Paso del Norte performance is 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8-9, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission: $5. Information: 588-5743.
El Paso Chihuahuas —Pacific Conference Championship playoff home games vs. Fresno are scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 5-6, at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
UTEP Volleyball — Home games are at Memorial Gym. Games are 6 p.m. Fridays and noon Sundays. Ticket information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com.
Sept. 7-9: Borderland Invitational. Games are 5 p.m. Friday vs. Arizona (at NMSU), noon Saturday vs. Montana at UTEP, and 1 p.m. Sunday vs. NMSU at UTEP.
‘Dragons & Skulls’ Skull Run 5K — Fantasy and Fear Race Tour between an army of undead dragons, zombies, and fire-folk, and the Star Gazers of the Planet Aleuria begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, near Wells Fargo Plaza, 221 N Kansas in Downtown. Registration and check-in begins at 5 p.m. Register as an Undead or StarGazer: $30 per person; register at active.com. “Undead” racers receive sugar skull kit and “StarGazer” racers receive Diamond Face Kit. Information: fantasyandfear.com or on Facebook.
The Dragons & Skulls is a global fantasy run series, in a lifelike enchanted forest setting with 4D video walls and cosplaying. Race ends with a post-race party.
Borderland Roller Derby — A doubleheader is 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. Paisano, featuring Chula 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.
SOUTH4RN NEW MEXICO
Elephant Days — The City of Elephant Butte’s annual celebration is Sept. 7-9 at Elephant Butte event grounds, with carnival rides and games, arts and crafts, live music, food and more. Hours are 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission and parking is free. Information: (575) 744-4892 or ElephantButteAdventures.com.
Parade is 10 a.m. Saturday, on Butte Blvd. This year’s theme is “The Roaring Twenties.”
Car show is 11:30 a.m. at Sierra del Rio Golf Course, 101 Club House Drive.
The Our Lady of the Light Fiesta — Our Lady of the Light Catholic Church, 4 La Luz Road in Cloudcroft hosts its annual festival 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7-8, with live music, king and queen crowning, family activities and more. Information: (575) 434-9460 or ourladyofthelight.org.
‘Mudd For Matches’ — Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region hosts its 9th annual mud volleyball fundraiser 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Grapevine Event Plaza and Picacho Peak Brewery, 3900 W. Picacho, in Las Cruces. Teams of 8 to 12 participants compete in pool play in the morning, guaranteed at least three matches, and teams advance to championship games in the mid afternoon. Team registration: $500 (deadline is Aug. 27); spectator admission is free. Information: (575) 449-4748. Forms online at lcmudd.org.
All proceeds from the event benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region – Dona Ana/Grant County office.
St. Genevieve’s Fiesta — The Las Cruces church’s annual fiesta, celebrating the church community’s 155th year, is noon to midnight Saturday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8-9, at St. Genevieve’s Parish Hall, 1025 E. Las Cruces. Live entertainment includes live music; ballet folkloricos and ballet, mariachis and more. Admission is free. Information: (575) 888-5578 or stgen.info.
Mass is 11 a.m. Sunday, followed by the procession to the fiesta.