El Paso Scene Weekly for Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2019
EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
Silver City Lighted Christmas Parade — The 29th annual Silver City Lighted Christmas Parade begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, in the historic Downtown district. Information: (575) 534-1700, Lightedparade@gmail.com or silvercitymainstreet.com.
The parade starts at the intersection of Cooper and Broadway and ends on Bullard at the intersection of College.
Anything Box — The new wave band performs 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino’s Franklin Lounge, 1200 Futurity, with opening act JG and the Robots. Formed in New Jersey in 1986, the band’s hits include “Living in Oblivion”, “Kiss of Love” and “Dreams.” Admission is free; age 21 and older welcome. Information: (575) 874-5200 or on Facebook.
Desert Crossing Holiday Market — Ardovino’s Desert Crossing will host its 15th annual market 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, in the Sunset Hall, featuring more than 100 local artists, craftspersons and vendors from the Farmers Market and guest artists, as well as cooking demonstrations and live music. Santa will be on hand for pictures noon to 2 p.m. both days. Admission is free. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext.3, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at ArdovinosDC.
Interested vendors may register 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays. All items must be handmade or homegrown by registered vendor.
Holiday Revels, — UTEP Music Department’s annual gala holiday show is 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 25-26, in UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Music includes much-loved holiday favorites from around the world, as well as new choral compositions, featuring UTEP University Chorus, Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers along with the UTEP Ceremonial Brass and other guest artists. Refreshments available in lobby before the performance at 6:30 p.m. Ticket information: 747-8708 or utep.edu/music.
La Arrolladora Banda Limón — The Latin Grammy winning group from Matzatlán, Sinaloa, performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $49.50-$129.50 (Ticketmaster).
Metal 4 Milk Bones — The metal concert benefiting Humane Society of El Paso is 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Rockhouse Bar and Grill, 9828 Montana, Suite D, featuring live music by Texas Voodoo Stomp, SLVTHAMMER and Burning Sunday. Admission: $10; age 21 and older admitted. Guests asked to bring a donation to help animals at the shelter like toys, leashes, bowls, etc., or a new, unwrapped toy for Marines’ Toys for Tots. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook.
Everyone who bring a donation will be entered in a drawing to win cool stuff. Full shelter wish list at hselpaso.org.
Chris D’Elia — One of the most in-demand performers in comedy presents his “Follow the Leader” show at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at the Plaza Theatre. D’Elia has three comedy specials available on Netflix and was chosen as one of four comics to represent the US in Netflix’s 2019 series, “Comedians of the World,” which features 47 comedians from 13 regions in eight different languages. Tickets: $37.50-$67.50(Ticketmaster)
His first special, “White Male, Black Comic” debuted on Comedy Central in 2013. He also hosts the highly successful podcast “Congratulations with Chris D’Elia” in iTunes. On screen, D’Elia is most known for his starring role in the comedy series “Undateable.”
Kinky Friedman — The Texas legend, performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at Star City Studios, 120 W. Castellano. Friedman’s new CD, “Resurrection,” is currently featured on SirusXM. Opening act is Cleve Hattersly of Greezy Wheels. Friedman will answer some audience questions before the set. Tickets: $40; age 18 and older welcome. Information: 257-4777, starcitystudioproductions.com or on Facebook.
Friedman speaks to the legends and myths of the great Southwest, always with an eye to the longings, needs and hopes of the modern world. Rolling Stone wrote last year, “At 73, the Texas oddball has landed on a newfound sincerity. Friedman has arrived at a more empathic narrative voice, spinning old yarns in new ways.”
The 70s Reunion Party — Grammy Award winner Hazel Payne of A Taste of Honey, and Tyriq Johnson, lead singer of Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns and Serpentine Fire (Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute), headline a dance party and concert celebrating the 1970s 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at El Maida Shrine, 6331 Alabama, with disco, soul and Motown hits. Also featured is a “Tribute To Motown” with Jerome Gullatt and special guest, “El Paso’s Most Dangerous Band” Hypnosis. Tickets: $29 ($39 VIP), available at El Maida Shrine, or (575) 520-8776. Information: the70sreunion.com.
The Temptations and Four Tops — An evening with legendary musical groups Dennis Edwards’ The Temptations Revue, the Four Tops, and Lenny Williams, original lead singer of Tower Of Power, is 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $35 (Ticketmaster).
The Temptations were essential to the original Motown machine and charted their first big hit “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” in 1964. Other hits include “My Girl,” “Since I Lost My Baby,” “Get Ready,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” and “I Wish It Would Rain.”
Motown supergroup Four Tops’ Motown hit, “Baby I Need Your Loving” catapulted them to fame in 1964. Their sound helped define the 1960s with hit songs like “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” “It’s The Same Old Song,” “Reach Out I’ll Be There,” “Standing In The Shadows Of Love,” “Bernadette,” and their cover of “Walk Away Renee.”
ALSO THIS WEEK
Oscar Leeser’s Hyundai of El Paso Sun Bowl Parade — The 83rd annual Sun Bowl Parade is 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28(Thanksgiving Day), at Montana and Ochoa and proceeds east three miles to Copia.
This year’s theme is “Bobble Heads on Parade.” Review stand tickets (near First Baptist Church, 805 Montana):
$10; available at all Circle K stores, FirstLight Credit Union branches and the Sun Bowl Office. Information: 533-4416, ext. 207, or sunbowl.org.
The El Paso Downtown Lions Club organized the Parade in 1935, and was held on New Year’s Day from 1936 until 1978 when the event was changed to Thanksgiving Day. The Sun Bowl Parade is the largest community event in the region.
Lights on the Lake — The 5th annual Lighting Ceremony is 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta, with a Jingle Bell Jog, music, food trucks and entertainment, photos with Santa, organizational booths and the Winter wonderland Fun Zone.
Admission is free. Information: 771-2380 or on Facebook at epcountyparks.
DinoTracks Tour — Insights Science Center hosts its monthly 3-mile DinoTracks tour 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at Mt. Cristo Rey in Sunland Park. Cost: $15 (age 5 and younger free); available at eventbrite; early payment requested; guests can specify if they would like to learn more about animal tracking, dinosaurs, geology or paleontology. Information: 534-0000 or insightselpaso.org.
Bring water, snacks and sunscreen. Hike is over moderate terrain.
WinterFest — El Paso Live with the Hospitals of Providence and Providence Children’s Hospital, hosts ice skating and various winter events through Jan. 5 in Downtown’s Arts Festival Plaza and surrounding areas. San Jacinto Plaza and El Paso Street will be decorated with holiday lights, and food trucks and the Holiday Cafe will offer treats for purchase.
Regular ice skating hours are 4 to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 4 to 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Skating is $8 ($7 military; $5 age 5 and younger). Spectator admission is free. Season passes; $45, good for one session per day. Tickets online at elpasolive.com. Information: 534-0600,winterfestep.com, or on Facebook.
Fiesta Fridays are 7 to 9 p.m. every Friday with live music at the ice rink.
Pictures with Santa are 6 to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday in San Jacinto Plaza.
Bazaars and fairs
915 Pop-Up markets at Whole Foods — A Night Market is 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, at Whole Food, 100 Pitt. Information on Facebook at 915PopUpMarket.
Antiques & Collectibles Show — The parish’s annual show and sale is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, at St. Genevieve’s Parish Hall, 1025 E. Las Cruces Ave, Las Cruces. Admission: $2. Information: (575) 522-8003.
Elephant Butte Christmas Arts and Crafts Show — The show of works by area artisans is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Elephant Butte Lake RV Resort, 402 Butte Boulevard in Elephant Butte, N.M., with silver, jewelry, fine art, candy, kettle corn, pecans, ceramics, mosaics, painted gourds, and more. Portion of proceeds benefit Sierra County Cancer Assistance. Information: Steph Ross, (575) 740-3971 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OES Christmas Fair — Wallace Hughston Chapter #1100, Order of the Eastern Star hosts its holiday craft fair 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Wallace Hughston Masonic Lodge, 5502 Hondo Pass. All proceeds support local charities. Information: 740-6174.
El Paso Rhinos - The Junior League ice hockey team hosts the Wichita Thunder at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27 and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29-30, at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $5-$30. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com.
Miners Hockey Club — UTEP’s hockey team hosts North Texas at 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29-30, at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $7. Information: 491-7879, email@example.com, or minershockey.com.
UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners host East Central (Okla.) Univ. at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at the Don Haskins Center. Ticket information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
Iron Turkey 5K — UTEP’s Phi Delta Theta’s 10th annual 5K Run and 1-mile Walk is Thanksgiving Day, 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, at Whole Foods Market, 100 Pitt. Proceeds benefit ALS Association of New Mexico. Cost: $25 through Nov. 25; $30 Nov. 26-27; no race day registration or packet pickup. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Packet pick up is 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26-27, at Up and Running 3233 N. Mesa.
YMCA Turkey Trot — The 43rd annual Thanksgiving Day 5K run, 5K team challenge and 3K fun walk benefiting the YMCA’s Strong Teens Campaign begin at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, at YMCA offices, 808 Montana (at St. Vrain). The Turkey Trot is the oldest road race in El Paso, and follows the Sun Bowl Parade route. Cost: $25 per event through Nov. 22; $30 Nov. 22-27; $35 on race day. Information: 584-9622. Entry forms available at all YMCA branches; registration at elpasoymca.org.
Team competition is four runners: $80 per team through Nov. 16 in person or online; $100 per tea; online only Nov. 17-21.
UTEP Women’s Basketball — The UTEP Thanksgiving Classic is Nov. 29-30. UTEP plays Western Michigan at 3:30 p.m. Friday and Georgia State at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Ticket information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
UTEP Football — The Miners close the season hosting Rice at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Sun Bowl Stadium. Tickets: $10-$28. Information: 544-5234 or utepathletics.com.
Southern New Mexico
‘A Christmas Carol’ — American Southwest Theatre Company presents the musical adaptation of Dickens’ holiday classic with book and lyrics by Tom Smith and music by Roger Butterly Nov. 22-Dec. 8 at NMSU’s Center for the Arts in Las Cruces. Directed by NMSU student Xodia Choate. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, plus 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 and Sundays. Preview night is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. Tickets: $18 ($15 seniors; $11 students; $5 high school students with current I.D.) Tickets: (575) 646-4515 or nmsutheatre.com.
Paquita de la Barrio — Ranchera singer Francisca Viveros Barradas performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M. Tickets: $39-$99. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
USA Dance — USA Dance Las Cruces NM Chapter #5058, hosts a dance 2:45 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at Belton Bridge Center, 1214 E. Madrid in Las Cruces, with 2-step waltz, foxtrot, cha cha, salsa, tango, swing, hustle, cumbia and more. Free West Coast Swing lesson is 2 to 2:45 p.m. with Lorry Arellano of Shundo Ballroom Dance Studio. Admission: $10 ($5 members); free for age 12 and younger. Information: Jerry, (575) 639-3993 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Facebook at USADanceLasCruces.
NMSU’s ‘Noche de Luminarias’ — New Mexico State University’s 35th annual event with 7,250 luminarias on the campus is 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at Corbett Center Student Union in Las Cruces, with a trolley ride, cookie decorating, pictures with Striking the Wonder Dog, Pistol Pete and Santa. Entertainment and refreshments available inside Corbett Center and Barnes & Noble. Admission is free. Information: Campus Activities, (575) 646-3200 or on Facebook at NMSUNews.
The luminaria trail begins at Educational Services Building, along the International Mall, around Corbett Center Student Union, and down to Barnes and Noble, and McFie Circle.