El Paso Scene Weekly for May 20-27, 2019
EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
¡Hay Mas Adelante! Medicare Workshop — Interlex Communications hosts free Medicare Educational Workshops May 21-22 presented by AARP Medicare Supplement Plans and UnitedHealthcare to help participants better understand their option, including what people need to know before signing up and what Medicare does and doesn’t cover. Presented in English and Spanish. Refreshments served. RSVP at 1-800-983-6998. Information: (213) 422-78080 or haymasadelante.com.
• Tuesday, May 21: noon to 1:30 p.m. at El Paso Downtown Library, 501 N. Oregon, and 6 to 7:30 p.m., El Paso Community College ASC, 9050 Viscount.
• Wednesday, May 22: 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Polly Harris Senior Center, 650 Wallenberg, Wednesday.
NeedToBreathe — The Grammy-nominated Christian rock band presents their Acoustic Live Tour at 7 p.m. Friday, May 24, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Their most recent album “Hardlove” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Albums, Top Current Albums, Top Rock Albums and Top Alternative Albums charts and No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Tickets: $39.50-$89.50 (Ticketmaster).
The show represents more than a decade of music from five of the band’s six studio albums.
Las Cruces Wine Festival — ?The festival is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday through Monday, May 25-27, at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, 12125 Robert Larson Blvd, Las Cruces. The Memorial Day Weekend festival offers wines by New Mexico wineries as well as specialty food and artisans. Wine may be purchased by the glass, bottle or case. No pets or coolers. Sponsored by New Mexico Wine; nmwine.com.
Tickets: $20 (includes tasting glass and samples) in advance; $25 at the gate; $10 designated driver and non-drinker 16-20. Tickets at holdmyticket.com.
Military discount available at the gate only; $17, with valid DoD ID.
VIP passes are $40, available for Saturday only. Includes early access pass: (11 a.m. to noon) and souvenirs.
Lil Pump and Lil Skies — The rap and hip-hop artists perform at 7 p.m. Monday, May 20, at El Paso County Coliseum. Miami rapper Lil Pump’s hits include “D Rose,’ Broke My Wrist,” and “Movin’,” and Lil Skies’ latest hits include “Life of a Dark Rose,” and “Nowadays.” Tickets: $41-$86; VIP packages, $56-$199 (Ticketmaster).
Tops — The indie rock band performs at 9 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Lowbrow Palace, with Video Age. Tickets: $13, lowbrowpalace.com.
Cardi B — The superstar rapper and hip-hop artist, who this year became the first female solo artist to win a Grammy for Best Rap Album, will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $80-$600 (Ticketmaster).
Born Belacalis Marlenis Almánzar in the Bronx in 1992, Cardi B burst onto the entertainment scene in 2015 as a breakout star on the reality TV series, “Love & Hip Hop: New York.”
In 2017, she released her smash debut single, “Bodak Yellow,” which reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, followed by “Money.” Her 2018 debut studio album, “Invasion of Privacy,” featured hit songs “Bartier Cardi,” “Be Careful,” Ring” and the current chart-topper, “I Like It.”
Her latest hit singles include “Girls Like You” with Maroon 5 and “Please Me” with Bruno Mars.
Cardi B has been nominated for seven Grammy Awards in addition to winning for “Invasion of Privacy.”
UTEP Department of Music — Guest artist Erbeck Eryilmaz and the Hoppa Project Composition Recital is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission: $5, $3 students, military and seniors; free for UTEP ID and age 12 and under. Information: 747-5606 or music.utep.edu.
New Kids On the Block — The 1980s “boy band” legends bring their Mix Tape Tour to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with special guests hip-hop icons Salt N Pepa, Naughty By Nature, and pop stars Tiffany and Debbie Gibson. Tickets: $33.20-$83.20; VIP seats available various prices (Ticketmaster).
Special Meet & Greet Upgrade with New Kids on the Block is $399. Meet & Greet package for Tiffany and Debbie Gibson is $200 (both artists also have individual meet & greet packages available).
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook.
• Thems Evil — 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, with Fusebox. Tickets: $10.
• Oceano — 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, with Angelmaker, Prison and Cambion. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 day of show.
• The Freecoasters — The reggae and sound band performs at 8 p.m. Friday, May 24, with La Chapuza and the Valley Rats. Age 18 and older. Tickets: $5.
• Black Sabbitch female Black Sabbath Tribute is 9 p.m. Sunday, May 26.
State Line Music Series — ?The outdoor concert series is 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at the restaurant, 1222 Sunland Park Dr. May 22: Dusty Low. 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 23: Prime 80’Z Xperience. Admission is free but space is limited. VIP tickets are $10. Information: elpasolive.com.
Alfresco! Fridays — The 17th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays, Convention Center Plaza. Presented by ElPasoLive. May 24: The Beatles United (Beatles Tribute). No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0600, alfrescofridays.com or on Facebook.
Festival del Bolero — Raúl Di Blasio, “El Piano de American” will be part of the first Bolero Festival 8 p.m. Friday, May 24, at the Plaza Theatre, with Carlos Cuevas, aka “Mr. Bolero.” Tickets: $59-$149 (Ticketmaster).
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. No cover. Information: (575) 874-5200 or Sunland-Park.com/entertainment. Jennie Rivera Tribute concert is 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday, May 24. Age 21 and older admitted.
Neon Desert Music Festival — The 9th annual music festival 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26, in Downtown El Paso, with headliners including Wiz Khalifa, Rezz, Steve Aoki and Tory Lanez. Two-day general admission is $99 (VIP packages $259 and $499). Payment plans available. Information: neondesert.com or on Facebook.
Saturday’s lineup: Rezz, Miguel, Steve Aoki, Tory Lanez, Don Omar, Tyga, Dashboard Confessional, Shoreline Mafia, Arizona, Ximena Sariñana, Paul Well, Quin NFN, CIc, Ribo Ruckus, Pet People, Miijas, Verse, Roman Rouge, the Anhedonians and Dizz Brew.
Sunday’s line up: Wiz Khalifa, Young Thug, Kali Uchis, Gunna, Deorro, Tchami, Chicano Batman, LovelyTheBand, Sales, Bane’s World, Inner Wave, Diamante Eléctrico, Holy Wave, Midnight Generation, The Murder Police, Adrian Stresow, Lavell Jones, Lunas, Juice and the Suds, Jordan Taylor, and Homerun Derby.
Omar Chaparro — The singer, comedian, actor and media personality performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $49.99-$89.99 (Ticketmaster).
ALSO THIS WEEK
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 (May 23). El Paso Streetcar will extend its hours during these events. Admission is free to most events. Information: facebook.com/EPDAD.
Kids Excel ‘Texas Our Texas’ — Kids Excel’s annual fundraiser show is 6 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Plaza Theatre. Information: 351-6999 or kids-excel.org or on Facebook.
‘Colores De Mexico’ — El Paso Ballet Theatre celebrates Mexican culture and heritage through contemporary ballet 6 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25-26, at Coronado High School’s Lee Ross Capshaw Auditorium, 100 Champions. Tickets: $15 general admission; $20 VIP. Information: 407-2033 or elpasoballettheatre.com.
Concordia Cemetery Memorial Day — Concordia Cemetery Heritage Association will honor veterans of all wars buried at the historic cemetery at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, in Concordia Cemetery’s Buffalo Soldier Memorial, 3700 Yandell. Program will include Empty Table Memorial and Buffalo Soldiers of the Southwest, along with remembrance of 270 veterans of 19th and 20th century wars.
The event is co-sponsored by Benavidez-Patterson “All Airborne” Chapter, 82nd Airborne Division Association and Donnie Brown Buffalo Soldiers Association. A large canopy, chairs, and water provided. Wear comfortable shoes. Admission is free; donations welcome. Information: 479-3779 or email@example.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.
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.
El Paso Chihuahuas — The AAA baseball team hosts the Reno Aces May 21-24 at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Game time is 7 p.m. Tues, 11 a.m. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Tickets: $11-$30. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
Vision Unlimited 8K — The 8K, 5K run and 1-mile run/walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Registration: $20 (discount for teams of 10 or more). Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663; registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound — The Grammy-nominated and Dove Award-winning Southern Gospel quartet performs 8 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at the Spencer Theater in Alto, N.M. Tickets: $39 to $59. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
Silver City Blues Festival — The 24th annual event is May 24-26 at Gough Park, corner of Pope and 12th Streets in Silver City. Live acoustic and electric blues music, artisan’s alley, raffles, food vendors and a beer garden. Admission is free at all Gough Park events; other event prices as listed. No dogs or alcohol allowed in park area. Sponsored by the Mimbres Region Art Council. Information: (575) 538-2505 or silvercitybluesfestival.org.
Performances begin at noon Saturday, with headliner Grady Champion at 7 p.m., and 12:15 p.m. Sunday, with headliner Felix y Los Gatos at 3:15 p.m. This year’s lineup includes Guitar Shorty, Laurie Morvan Band, Brody Buster, Chris Dracup Trio, Roman Barten-Sherman, the Rudy Boy Experiment and Amos Torres.
The kickoff event is Friday, May 24, with the Gila Glass Classic Flame Off glass blowing event at 5 p.m., and performance by the Rudy Boy Experiment at 6:30 p.m.
The 9th annual Kneeling Nun Bike Run and Car Show is Saturday.
Other events include an After Hours Blues Jam at Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery, an outdoor “Paint Out Silver! competition, demonstrations from local artists and organizations, and more than 60 craft and food vendors.
Mayfair — Cloudcroft’s 47th annual juried arts & crafts show is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26, at Zenith Park, with new and returning art vendors showcasing sculpture, pottery, jewelry, paintings and more as well as live music, food and children’s activities. Admission is free. Information: (575) 682-2733 1-888-874-4447 or coolcloudcroft.com.
Cloudcroft Light Opera Company presents a melodrama at 7:30 p.m. each night in the park pavilion.
Mayor’s Jazz Fest — City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation’s Music in the Park summer concert series opens with the annual jazz event at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 26, Plaza de Las Cruces on Main Street, headlined by Grammy-nominated contemporary jazz super group Special EFX All Stars. Admission is free; all ages welcome. No pets. Information: (575) 541-2550 or las-cruces.org.
Special EFX All Stars is led by Chieli Minucci, and features vocalist Elliot Yamin (who finished 3rd on American Idol’s fifth season), keyboardist Lao Tizer, and saxophonist Eric Marienthal. Minucci has been a major force on the jazz and world music scene for 35 years, and has 31 CD’s.