El Paso Scene Weekly for Sept. 23-29, 2019
EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
Celebration of Our Mountains Art Exhibit — The 19th annual year-long exhibit, focusing on area landscapes and nature opens 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in Ardovino Desert Crossing’s Sunset Hall. Information: (575) 589-0653 or ardovinos.com.
El Paso Chopin Piano Festival — The 25th Anniversary of the annual series of piano concerts are at 7 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 28, Oct. 12 and Oct. 26, at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free, but people are advised to arrive early; concerts are almost always standing room only. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or elpaso-chopin.com.
Sept. 28: Josh Wright. Wright’s self-titled album topped the Billboard Classical Traditional Chart just three weeks after its release in April 2011. He performed his debut recitals at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center in 2014. He also performed at Dolby Theater in Los Angeles as part of “America’s Got Talent” Season 9 and a was a prizewinner at the 2015 National Chopin Competition.
National Alpaca Farm Days — Mesa Vista Wine Tasting Room, 3200 Hwy 28 in Anthony, N.M., offers guests a chance to meet some of the “long-necked teddy bears” noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-29,and see items that are made from their fiber including woven rugs, hand spun yarns, dryer balls, wet felted soaps and more. Live music 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, and Wiseman’s Garden Creations canned goods and dips on site Sunday. Information: (915) 494-7248 or NationalAlpacaFarmDay.com.
Alpacas, cousins to the llama, are native to the Andean Mountain range of South America, particularly Peru, Bolivia, and Chile. The United States first commercially imported alpacas in 1984. They are sheared once each year.
Fajitas & Margaritas for Scholarships — El Paso Community College’s Culinary Arts program benefit event is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at EPCC’s Administrative Service Center, 9050 Viscount, Building B Foyer. Tickets: $100; $50 EPCC faculty, staff and students. Sponsorships available. Information: 831-6483 or epcc.edu/foundation.
Tom Segura – The actor, comedian and writer brings his “Take it Down Tour” to El Paso 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Plaza Theatre. Segura is best known for his three Netflix specials, “Disgraceful,” “Mostly Stories,” and “Completely Normal.” Tickets: $35-$65 (Ticketmaster).
Felipe Esparza — The comedian and actor brings his popular “Bad Hambre” Tour to El Paso at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Plaza Theatre, Esparza is known for his 2012 stand-up special “They’re not Gonna Laugh at You,” his recurring appearances on “Superstore,” and “Eric Andre Show,” and as winner of the 2010 “Last Comic Standing.” Tickets: $32-$50 (Ticketmaster).
Esparza’s podcast, “What’s Up Fool?” is on the All Things Comedy Network, and his newest special, “Translate This,” premiered on HBO in 2017.nds opening. Admission: $5.
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• Soulfly — 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25.Age 18 and over admitted. Tickets: $25 in advance; $30 day of show.
• Monuments — British progressive metal band, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, with Skyharbor, Greyhaven and Vespera. Tickets: $20.
• Emo Night pt 3 — 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, featuring local metal bands taking on Emo personas. All ages. Admission: $5.
• Hallow Point — The band returns to El Paso in support of their latest album “Blacklight” 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, with Not My Master, Dicode, Grave Aesthetic and Steellake. Tickets: $10 in advance; $12 at the door.
In Lessons — 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at Love Buzz, 3011 Pershing, with local support. Tickets: $5 (holdmyticket.com). No cover, age 21 and older. Information: 257-3118 or on Facebook at LoveBuzz915.
Wine Attitude Folk Concert — Wine Attitude’s new location at 6404 N. Mesa, Suite B. A reception is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, with concert by Tia McGraff and Tommy Parham at 7 p.m. Snacks provided. Tickets: $20; wine available for purchase. Reservations: Wine Attitude, 304-0111, Kay White, 204-1241 or Delia Schwartz, 433-5202.
Hard Day’s Night — Southern California’s No. 1 Beatles Tribute Show is 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. The group is known for its tight harmonies and flawless note-for-note renditions of The Beatles greatest hits. No cover; age 21 and older admitted. Information: (575) 874-5200, Sunland-Park.com/entertainment or on Facebook.
ALSO THIS WEEK
Eat Authentico! Restaurant Crawl – Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 25-27 Downtown, with a meal served at different downtown restaurants (one course per restaurant). Presented by Teachers Federal Credit Union. Groups of 10 will start the crawl at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. all three nights, with additional crawl at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets: $40 ($45 Friday crawl), space is limited. Information: downtownelpaso.com.
Época de Oro Film Festival — Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso and UTEP conclude the series from the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema Wednesday, Sept. 25, with “Salón México” by Emilio Fernández at 6 p.m.; and “Ahí está el detalle” by Juan Bustillos Oro at 8 p.m., at UTEP’s Union Cinema, Room 109. Admission is free. Information: 533-3644, consulmex.sre.gob.mx/elpaso or on Facebook at Colsulmexepa.
El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. The museums upstairs galleries reopen Sept. 27. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free. Information: 212-0300 or epma.art.
Showing Sept. 27-March 8: “The El Paso Museum of Art: 60 Years of Collecting.” with paintings, sculptures, and prints from across EPMA’s significant holdings, and accounts by people key to the museum’s success.
Showing Sept. 27-April 12: “Leo Villareal: Early Light.” Border artist Villareal is now known internationally for activating spaces with LED light.
Beginning Sept. 27: “Refresh.” FHighlights from collections of Spanish Colonial Art, Mexican Retablos, American Paintings and Sculptures, West Texas Art, Modern and Contemporary Art, Prints, and Photography will be presented in new installations.
Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta — Texas Parks and Wildlife will host its 15th annual fiesta celebrating Franklin Mountains State Park’s 40th anniversary is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Franklin Mountains State Park’s Tom Mays Section (off of Transmountain Road on the west slope), with educational exhibits, guided hikes, demonstrations and outdoor activities. Information: 566-6441 or chihuahuandesert.org.
Mazes & Pumpkins
La Union Maze — The 12-acre cornfield maze is open for its 2019 season at 1101 Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., next to Zin Valle Winery. This year’s theme celebrates Western Tech, with a “heart” carved in the upper left of the maze to honor the loves and those affected by the events of Aug. 3.
Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Columbus Day Monday, Oct. 14, with limited activities.
Cost: $12 ($10 military; $7 seniors 65-75); $6 for ages 2-5 ($5 military). Free for age two and seniors over 75 Admission is additional $1 more per person on peak days (Oct. 12-13 and Oct. 19-20). Tickets in advance at ticketleap.com. Information: 549-1323 or launionmaze.com.
Open weekdays for scheduled field trips 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; with reservations.
Besides the big maze, activities include wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, live pig races, the big slide, family jumping pillow, cow train and big tent area with food.
The Scary Haunted Pallet Maze is open after dark Friday and Saturday nights in October and the first weekend in November. Admission: $8 in addition to regular maze admission.
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-29: Live music with two area bands.
El Paso’s Corn Maze — The 10-acre medieval maze and pumpkin patch is open for its 6th annual season, “Labyrinth Adventure,” 1 to 6 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 28-Nov. 3 at 1100 Old Hueco Tanks Road (south of I-10 at Exit 35), with the big corn maze, interactive games, pumpkin patch, food, rides and more. Admission: $10.95; $9.95 military/teacher with ID; $8.95 age 3-11; free for ages 2 and younger. Group reservations taken; weekday outings offered Thursday and Friday. Information: 213-4386, ElPasoFarmLand.com or on Facebook at elpasoconrmaze.
Take I-10 to Exit 35, then south 1/4 mile.
Mesilla Valley Corn Maze at Lyles Family Farms — The labyrinth and pumpkin patch is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 28-Oct. 27 at 3855 W. Picacho, Las Cruces. The maze is celebrating its 21st season. Food and beverage concessions available. Admission: $12 ($10 children under 12; free children under 2) $2 discount for military with ID (not to be used with other discounts). Group rates and scout troop discounts also offered with advance reservation. Information: (575) 526-1919, mesillavalleymaze.com or on Facebook at Mesilla Valley Maze.
Activities include corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides until 6:30 p.m., giant slides, face painting, pedal carts, gem mining, picnic grounds, playgrounds. duck racing and more. Activity tickets (available until 5:30 p.m.) are $1 each or 22 for $20.
Bazaars and fairs
St. Pius X Kermes — St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1050 N. Clark, hosts its Grand Bazaar and Kermes 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday and 2 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28-29, with games, entertainment, music, food and refreshments. Admission is free; food and game costs vary. Information: 772-3226 or stpiusxelpaso.org.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 18th annual market hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Information: (575) 589-0653, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at FarmersMarket. Game Garden offers bocce ball, horseshoes, cornhole and washer toss. Sunrise Yoga is 9 to 10 a.m. Cost: $10; bring a mat.
Animal Appreciation Day and Yappy Hour is 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 28, with pet adoptions from Animal Rescue League and raffle. Friendly pets welcome on patio for brunch; special treats for pups.
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.
For a good cause
FEMAP Gala — The Friends of FEMAP will host its_ 14th annual gala, “Noche en la Hacienda de FEMAP,” Friday, Sept. 27, in El Paso Convention Center Courtyard Plaza, 1 Civic Center Plaza, honoring Paul and Alejandra de la Vega Foster, 2019 Maria Guadalupe Arizpe de la Vega Distinguished Service Award recipients. Cocktail reception at 7 p.m. with dinner curated by chef Oscar Herrera of Taft-Diaz and Flor de Nogal at 8 p.m. and dance at 9 p.m. with music by Danny Ray and the Acoustic Production. Tickets: $200; table sponsorships start at $2,500. Information: 544-4151, email@example.com or femap.org/gala.
Backyard Dinner — Reynolds Home hosts its 7th annual backyard fundraising dinner and auction 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at 8023 San Jose in the Lower Valley. Dinner served 5 to 7 p.m. with music and dancing until 9 p.m. Tickets: $50; $400 table for 8; available at eventbrite.com. Information: 274-2598, 633-2905, reynoldshome.org or on Facebook.
The Reynolds’ Home, a non-profit organization, was built in 1926 to provide shelter, security and basic services to women and their children.
Walk of Hope — Candlelighters‘ 25th annual walk is 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Ascarate Lake, 6900 Delta. where families and the community come together to walk in remembrance and support of children battling cancer. This year’s events includes a kids Fun Fair. Several El Paso mascots will be available for pictures. Luminarias and Memorium T-shirts will be sold. Registration is free, but each walker is encouraged to raise $100 for the cause. Information: 544-2222. Registration: candlelighterselp.org.
Dance for Dreams — Dance for Dreams hosts a dancing fundraising gala 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 28, at Best Western Plus El Paso Airport Hotel & Conference Center, 6655 Gateway West, with live music dancing to salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, cha-cha, kizomba and more. Live music by Azucar, and Israel Aguirre, with DJ music from Fernie Aveytia. Dance performances by Bridgette Maria of Scottsdale, Ariz., and raffles also offered. Dress to impress.
Dance workshops with Bridgette Maria are 6 to 10:30 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27-28, at Shundo Ballroom Dance Studio, 120 Paragon Lane Suite 120. Workshops offered in cha-cha, bachata, salsa, rumba, bolero, Tango Argentino, kizomba, lambada, West Coast and big band swing.
Cost (in advance): $10 per workshop; $30 all day Friday; $60 all day Saturday; $100 VIP (both days, plus gala). At the door: $15 workshop $35 all day Friday; $65 all day Saturday; $115 VIP (both days, plus gala). Dinner paid on site at gala. Bring snacks for workshops and BYOB for gala. Information: Deliris Montanez, (704) 293-4307, dancefordreamsfoundation.org or on Facebook at dancefordreamsfoundation.
‘Bocon’ — Los Actores presents the one-act Spanish language play by Lisa Loomer at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27-28, La Fe Culture and Technology Center, 721 S. Ochoa. Admission: $6 ($4 age 12 and younger). Information: 820-6351, or losactores.weebly.com.
“Bocon” is the story of a young boy who flees his home in war-torn Central America to reach safety with his aunt who lives in the United States. Witnessing the violent abduction of his parents, he loses his voice. Along his way he encounters mythic characters such as La Llorona and a dastardly coyote who steals his money.
Festival of Monologues — The UTEP Department of Theater & Dance in partnership with Tec de Monterrey presents an evening of monologue performances at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Studio Theatre. Tickets: $8. Information: 747-5118, theatredance.utep.edu or on Facebook.
WWE Live — The professional wrestling event is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $15-$75. VIP packages: $392-$593 (Ticketmaster).
Events include Street Fight with Seth Rollins vs. Baron Corbin, and a RAW Women’s Champion Triple Threat match with Natalya vs. Nikki Cross vs. Becky Lynch. Also appearing are Braun Strowman, the Lucha House Party, Ricochet, United States champion AJ Styles, Lacey Evans and more.
U-20 v. Rhinos — Mexico’s national junior ice hockey team, U-20, will take on the national Western States Hockey League Thorne Cup Champion El Paso Rhinos with a two-game exhibition series at 7 p.m. Saturday and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28-29, at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets start at $5 (Ticketmaster).
The Rhinos will wear special El Paso-themed jerseys to be auctioned off, along with Mexico’s team jerseys, following the games.
El Paso Roller Derby — The doubleheader bout Saturday, Sept. 28, at Nations Tobin Recreation Center, 8831 Railroad, featuring TexPistols vs. Durango Roller Girls, and Pistol Whip-hers vs. Cosmic Vixen Roller Derby. 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.
AIDS Walk — Border AIDS Partnership’s inaugural fundraising 5K walk is 9 a.m. to 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Memorial Park Reserve, 3100 Copper. Registration through Sept. 26: $25; $30 Sept. 27-28. Information: 533-4020, borderaidsep.org, or on Facebook at borderaidspartnership.
Packet pick up is noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, Suite 205, and 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the start line.
NMSU Aggies Football — The Aggies’ hosts Fresno State at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces. Tickets: $10-$30 (Ticketmaster). Information: (575) 646-1420 or nmstatesports.com.
Miner Dash and Family Fitness Fiesta — The 10th annual event kicks off UTEP’s Homecoming festivities Sunday, Sept. 29, at UTEP’s Centennial Plaza. The 5K run and 3K walk begin at 8 a.m., plus a 5K wheelchair race. Proceeds benefit UTEP’s College of Health Sciences Programs and the Wellness Program. Registration: $25 through Sept. 17; $30 Sept. 18-26. UTEP student discount of $5. Register minerdash.utep.edu. Information: 747-7245.
The UTEP Fitness Fiesta is 8 to 11 a.m., and offers a variety of physical activities and health screenings including a Jumping Balloon, Inflatable Obstacle Course, Zumba, Yoga and more. Cost: $5.
Quesadilla Run — Ngage’s 5K run and 1-mile family fun run benefiting NgageNM is 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, on the historic Mesilla, N.M. plaza. Refreshments and quesadillas at the finish line. Race day packet pick up is 7 to 7:45 a.m. at the race site. Proceeds will be used by Ngage NM to support community efforts to improve educational outcomes for youth in Dona Ana County. Registration: $25 through Sept. 26. Registration at runsignup.com.
Royal Run for Hope — The 5th annual 5K run and 1-mile walk benefiting Pediatric Oncology patients at El Paso Children’s Hospital is 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Health Spot, 4717 Hondo Pass. Registration: $25 by Sept. 23; $30 after Sept. 23; $20 military and children under 12. Information: 241-9588 or royalrunforhope.org.
Packet pickup is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, and 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the race site.
OTHER Southern New Mexico
Southern New Mexico State Fair — The fair is Wednesday through Sunday, Sept. 25-29, at the Doña Ana County Fairgrounds, 12 miles west of Las Cruces off I-10. Grounds open at 9 a.m. Admission to fair and special events includes the Speedway, rodeo and live entertainment. Tickets: $14 ($10 age 7-14) after 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday; free for age 6 and younger: available at holdmyticket.com. Information: (575) 524-8602, snmstatefairgrounds.net or on Facebook at snmsfr.
Rumble on the Rio playoff-style rodeo competition is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25. Tickets Wednesday are half-price: $7 adults ($5 kids).
Music headliners are Chris Baker on Thursday, Micky and the Motorcars on Friday, Jack Ingram on Saturday, and the International Mariachi Conference Sunday.
‘The Wolves’ — American Southwest Theatre Company opens its season with the Sarah DeLappe Pulitzer-nominated play Sept. 26-Oct. 6 at NMSU’s Center for the Arts in Las Cruces. Directed by Nichole Hamilton. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, plus 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5-6. Preview night is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26. Tickets: $17 ($14 seniors; $10 students; $5 high school students with current I.D.) Tickets: (575) 646-4515 or nmsutheatre.com.
The story of a girls’ high school soccer team illuminates the way young selves are formed when innate character clashes with external challenges.
‘God of Carnage’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall presents the comedy Sept. 27-Oct. 13. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $17 ($14 senior, student and military; $10 groups and children). Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter.
Cake and non-alcoholic beverages with the cast and crew follow opening night performance Friday, Sept. 27.
Mimbres Valley Harvest Festival — The 13th annual celebration hosted by Mimbres Valley Health Action League is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at San Lorenzo Elementary School grounds, on NM 35 in the Mimbres Valley, N.M. with live music, community greenhouse tours, farmers’ market, arts and craft fair, storytelling and poetry, kids activities, best pie contest, silent auction and more. Information: (575) 536-9629 or mimbresharvestfest.com.
St. Clair Vineyards WineFest — New Mexico’s largest winery will host its 25th annual WineFest noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28-29, at 1325 DeBaca Road in Deming, with family activities, live music, arts and more. Admission: $5 (includes souvenir glass); free admission for active duty military and law enforcement with ID. Information: 1-866-336-7357 or stclairwinery.com.
To get there: Take I-10 east to Exit 85 in Deming, go a half-mile south, turn east on Highway 549 and go three miles to St. Clair Vineyards and New Mexico Wineries Inc
LCSO with Tim Fain — Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lonnie Klein, opens its season with guest violinist Tim Fain at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28-29, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall. The program features Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 35’ Sergei Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 2 and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2. Tickets: $41-$51. Information: (575) 646-3709, lascrucessymphony.com or on Facebook.