El Paso Scene Weekly for July 22-28, 2019

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‘Pirates of Penzance’ — Gilbert and Sullivan Company of El Paso presents the comic operetta for its 50th anniversary production at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 26-28, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison. Tickets: $12 ($10 students, seniors, military); available at the door. Information: 479-2485, 584-9319, gselpaso.org or Facebook at GandSElPaso.
  As a child, Frederic was apprenticed to a band of tenderhearted pirates by his nurse who, being hard of hearing, had mistaken her master's instructions to apprentice the boy to a pilot.

Placita Madrid Sidewalk Art and Artisan Sale — Placita Madrid building at 1445 Main in San Elizario (Escamilla’s Fine Art Gallery, Robert Dozal Fine Art Gallery, and Romy Hawkins Studio and Gallery), hosts its new monthly sidewalk event 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 27-28, with vendors and artist demonstrations. Admission is free. Information: 777-5241.


Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or Facebook.
• Hemlock — 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23. Tickets: $10,
• Motive — The metal band’s Fight The World Tour is 8 p.m. Sunday, July 28, with Cruces Cult, Mondoshawan, Hank of the Destruction Moose and Deathication. Tickets: $5 ($8 under 21).

State Line Music Series —8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at The State Line, 1222 Sunland Park Dr. July 24: The Powell Brothers. 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.

The Red PeaRS — The indie band performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at Lowbrow Palace, 1101 Texas, with The Grinns. Tickets: $12 (eventbrite.com).

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. July 25: Mainstreet. Patio performance begins at 6 p.m. with headliner at 7 p.m. on the main stage. Admission is free but space is limited. VIP tickets are $10. Information: elpasolive.com.

Candlebox — The alternative rock band performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, July 25, with opening band Amity, at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Admission is free. Indoor show, age 18 and older admitted. Information: 860-7777, speakingrock.com or on Facebook.

EPTX Luchador — 1584 George Dieter. Mr. Carmack performs 9 p.m. Thursday, July 25. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets: $10-$20 (eventbrite.com).

Love Buzz — 3011 Pershing. Information: 257-3118 or on Facebook.
• Ringo Deathstarr — The Austin band performs at 10 p.m. Thursday, July 25, with Blushing and Cray Baby
• North By Northwest — The garage band from Chicago performs at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 27, with Los Mamones, Pet Peopele and Mountain Vibes.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. No cover. Information: (575) 874-5200, Sunland-Park.com/entertainment or on Facebook.
• Park After Dark live music series presents Kandela musical 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 26, and Bosse, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27.
• Mariachi Sundays at the Park presents Mariachi Paso Del Norte 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 28.

Mike Epps — The actor/comedian performs at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 26-28, at El Paso Comic Strip, 1201 Airway. Tickets: $32.50 general admission ($52.50 VIP);available at ticketweb.com. Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233), elpasocomicstrip.com or on Facebook at El Paso Comic Strip.
  Epps won a 2016 NAACP Image award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal as Uncle Julius.
  He currently stars in the comedy “Meet the Blacks.” He is set to star in the film “Pryor” as legendary comedian Richard Pryor.

Chemistry with Alchemy and Friends — 9 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Lowbrow Palace’s indoor venue at 111 Robinson. Tickets: $15-$25 general admission; $30 day of show.


‘Viva El Paso!’ —
El Paso Community Foundation and El Paso Live present the 42nd season of the summertime outdoor musical extravaganza with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through July 27, at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre, directed by Keith W. Townsend. Tickets: $24 ($16 ages 2-12, seniors 65 and older and military with valid ID). All tickets available at Ticketmaster. Information: ElPasoLive.com.

El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA baseball team hosts the Las Vegas 51s at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 6 p.m. Sunday, July 26-28, at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Tickets: $11-$30. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com. Bark at the Park take your dog to the park day is Friday.

Last Thursdays Gallery Crawl — The Downtown monthly evening gallery crawl and art market includes nearly two dozen pubs, restaurants, stores and galleries 6 to 10 p.m. the final Thursday of the month (July 25). El Paso Streetcar will extend its hours during these events. Admission is free to most events. Information: facebook.com/EPDAD.

San Ignacio Kermes — St. Ignatius Church, 408 S. Park (near Downtown in Segundo Barrio) will celebrate its 113th year Friday through Sunday, July 26-28 with entertainment, music and dancing, rides and authentic food. Admission is free. Information: 532-9534.

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 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays at the Hobby Lobby parking lot, 7930 N. Mesa. Admission is free. Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market.


Wednesday Nights Music on the plaza — The free summer series presents Trout Fishing In America (Americana and storytelling) and Steve Smith & Hard Road (bluegrass) at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at Plaza de Las Cruces on historic Main Street. Admission is free; all ages welcome. No pets. Information: (575) 541-2550 or las-cruces.org.

Ruidoso Art and Wine Festival — The 48th annual event is Friday through Sunday, July 26-28, at the Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca (NM Highway 48), with more than 100 artists, as well as some New Mexico wineries; with free wine tasting at many locations. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
  Admission: $6 per day; $4 for military; $1 ages 10 and younger. Two-day passes are $10; three-day passes are $15. Military discount of $4. Tickets with wine tasting are additional $10. Sponsored by the Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce. Information: (575) 257-7395, 1-877-RUIDOSO (784-3676) or RuidosoNow.com.
  Rated as one of the country’s top 100 juried art shows, the festival features acrylics, oils and other media paintings; fiber arts, glass, jewelry, metalwork, mixed media, paintings of all media, photography, pottery, sculpture and woodwork.

Zia Weekend at Ruidoso Downs — The annual arts and craft show is Friday through Sunday, July 26-28, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack, featuring around 60 all-New Mexico made artworks, handmade items and entertainment. Admission is free. Information: (575) 378-4431 or raceruidoso.com.

Roselit Bone — The “apocalyptic cowboy music” group from Portland performs Friday, July 26, at Art Obscura Gallery, 3206 Harrelson, in Las Cruces, with Slow Motion Cowboys. Information: (575) 494-7256 or on Facebook at Art Obscura.

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Shows begin at 8 p.m. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• Charley Pride — The country music legend performs Friday, July 26. Tickets: $25-$65.
• Gary Allen — The country artist performs Saturday, July 27. Tickets: $39 to $59.

Ruidoso Grindstone Trail Runs — Ski Run Road Challenge hosts the 4-mile, 8.5-mile and half-marathon runs on the multiple use trail system at Grindstone Lake, 2 miles from Downtown Ruidoso at 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27, starting and finishing at Wingfield Park’s Grindstone Lake Trails. Half-Marathon and 8.5K wave starts at 7:30 and 4-mile wave at 7:45 a.m. USA Track and Field sanctioned and American Trail Running Association approved event. Proceeds benefit the Ruidoso Trails Coalition and Ski Apache Adaptive Sports Program and Ecoservants. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com. Information: words0250@gmail.com.
  Registration: $35 half marathon, $30 8.5 mile run, and $15 4 mile run through June 28; $45 half marathon, $35 8.5 mile run and $25 4 mile run July 12-26. Race day registration: $50 half marathon and 8.5 mile run, and $40 4 mile run.
  Carry your own water container; there will be one refill station on the 8.5-mile and half-marathon routes.

Ruidoso Downs Summer Concerts — Jake Hooker performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and Casino, off U.S. 70 in Ruidoso Downs, N.M. Tickets: $10. Information: (575) 378-4431 or raceruidoso.com.

Deana Carter — The Grammy and CMA-winning singer-songwriter, recording artist and actress performs 8 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Spencer Theater in Alto, N.M. The ’90’s era country music sensation appears with her band of four on “Strawberry Wine,” “Did I Shave My Legs For This?,” and “We Danced Anyway.” Tickets: $39 to $69. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.

Tailgate 2019 — The annual outdoor concert series in Alamogordo, N.M., raises funds for the Flickinger Center. Show Biz Kids (Steely Dan Tribute) performs at 8 p.m. on Saturdays, July 27, in the upper parking lot at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, 3198 State Road 200l. Patrons should bring their own food, lawn chair and beverages. Gates open 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Information: (575) 437-2202. Online reservations at flickingercenter.com.
  Single event tickets available for $25-$45 per vehicle (if spaces available). Walk up tickets are $10 ($15 couples).

Music in the Park Series — The city of Las Cruces series features performances by local, regional, and national acts at 7 p.m. Sundaysat Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada. July 28: Triple Jack (classic rock) and Tanner Huston-Country (folk, Americana). Admission is free; all ages welcome. No pets. Information: (575) 541-2550 or las-cruces.org.

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