El Paso Scene Weekly for Feb. 13-19, 2017
Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Otep — The L.A. heavy metal band performs 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15. Tickets: $18-$20.
• Jonathan Richman — The singer behind hits like “I’m So Confused” performs at 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Adia Victoria — The singer/songwriter performs at 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, with The Genders. Tickets: $8-$10.
Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909 Online tickets at trickyfalls.com, holdmyticket.com or ticketfly.com.
• Every Time I Die — The metalcore band performs at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, with Knocked Loose, Harm’s Way and Eternal Sleep. Tickets: $18-$20.
• TV Heads — The LA-based rock band will perform at 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, in The Perch.
El Paso Symphony Orchestra ‘Copland in Mexico’ — The Symphony, conducted by Bohuslav Rattay, celebrates Mexican folk culture with the music of Aaron Copland and Silvestre Revueltas at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17-18, in the Plaza Theatre. The program includes Copland’s “Hoe down” and “Buckaroo Holiday,” from Rodeo and “El Salon Mexico”; and Revueltas’ Redes (movie with live music). Tickets: $16, $21, $32, $37 and $42 (Ticketmaster); $9 and $11 for students. Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
Opening notes are presented at 6:30 p.m. each night in the Philanthropy Theatre next to the Plaza. Admission is free.
Navah Perlman A Musical Memoir – El Paso Pro-Musica presents the pianist and daughter of famed violinist Itzhak Perlman at Feb. 18-19 in El Paso and Las Cruces, she reflects on her musical journey. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Saturday, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall and Sunday, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets: $25; $20 seniors, military; $5 students. Information: 833-9400 or eppm.org.
Alina Kiryayeva — Showtime! El Paso presents the professional concert pianist and chamber musician at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: Tickets: $30; general admission. Information: 544-2022 or showtimeelpaso.com.
Kiryayeva is globally renowned for her powerful command of the instrument, unique interpretations and clarity of sound. Her awards include being honored by Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuck with the State Award for Achievement in the Arts.
MercyMe — The Christian band’s “Texas Takeover Tour” is 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $20 to $45; Meet-and-greet VIP tickets available (Ticketmaster).
The Texas-based band began over 22 years ago, and their debut album on INO Records, “Almost There,” was a major success and included the hit crossover single, "I Can Only Imagine." MercyMe has had 13 consecutive Top 5 singles on the Billboard Christian Songs chart, with seven reaching No. 1.
ALSO this WEEK
EPCC Black History Month — El Paso Community College will host the film and panel discussion on “All The Difference” at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at EPCC’s Administrative Center Auditorium, Building A, 9050 Viscount, in celebration of Black History Month. This year’s theme is “The Crisis in Black Education: The Crucial Role of Education in the History of African Americans.” Admission is free. Information: 831-3324 or epcc.edu/diversityprograms.
‘A Night in the 40s’ — Paso Del Norte Big Band, a 16-piece group, hosts 1940s style dancing and music, 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Shundo Ballroom, 120 N. Paragon. The band will be playing hits from the big band era including Glenn Miller, Harry James, Artie Shaw, Perez Prado, Gene Krupa and more. BOYB; food and snacks allowed. Admission: $15. Information: 532-2043, 203-7292, email@example.com or on Facebook at PDNbigband.
Be My Neighbor Day — KCOS hosts its “Kids and Family festival” with special guest Daniel Tiger from PBS Kids’ hit series “Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood” noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Bassett Place, 6101 Gateway West. Local businesses and organizations serving families will host information booths and interactive areas, all with the theme of reinforcing a strong community and being a good neighbor. Guests can meet and take photos with Daniel Tiger and enjoy live performances on stage throughout the event. Information: kcostv.org.
Over the Edge for the El Paso Zoo — Participants will rappel 12 stories down the Anson Mills Building in Downtown El Paso 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, to benefit El Paso Zoo’s wildlife and conservation programs with DJ, food trucks, animal education stations, craft stations, climbing rock wall, kid’s zone, and sponsor booths. Spectator admission is free. Information: El Paso Zoological Society Office, 212-0245.
Limited amount of rappel spaces available; register at EPZooOverTheEdge.
Black El Paso Democrats — The 34th annual Political Awareness and Awards Banquet is Saturday, Feb. 18, at Wyndham El Paso Airport Hotel, 2027 Airway. Reception at 6 p.m.; dinner served at 7 p.m. Tickets: 55 until Feb. 4; $75 after. Information: bepd.org.
Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market — More than 230 permanent vendors in arts, crafts, produce, baked goods and other food items are offered at the market 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays along a 7-block area of Main Street, Downtown. Information: (575) 541-2288 or lascrucesfarmersmarket.org.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs Saturdays year-round at Ardovino's Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Winter hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.
Carnaval de Danzas — The UTEP Department of Theater & Dance presents the colorful sights, sounds and history of New Orleans through dance Feb. 16-19, at UTEP’s Wise Family Theatre (2nd floor). Choreographed by Myron Howard Nadel and Leanne Rinelli, in a lively and colorful theatrical dance work inspired by the sights, sounds, and history of New Orleans.
Show time is 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $14 ($12 UTEP faculty/staff, seniors, military groups of 10 or more, UTEP alumni with valid card, and non-UTEP students; $9 UTEP students. Information: 747-5118, theatredance.utep.edu or on Facebook.
Featured is “Suite Mardi Gras,” a raucous, saucy celebration of the ethnic and social soul of jazz music, and the El Paso premier of Rinelli’s “The Type,” a homage to women who persevere when faced by obstacles, based on the spoken work poem by Sarah Kay.
‘Chamizal Asks: What Do You Think?’ — Eden Enterprises will present a special “romantic Valentine offering” of ”Romeo y Julieta” 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 18, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Discussion follows with cast and crew. Admission is free. Information: 532-7273.
The bilingual adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” was presented in November as part of Shakespeare on the Rocks at the Chamizal.
UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home games are in the Don Haskins Center. Game time is 7:05 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday games are 2 p.m.) Tickets: $5. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• Thursday, Feb. 16: North Texas
• Saturday, Feb. 18: Rice
Top Rank Boxing: Dynamic Duo — World Featherweight Champion Jennifer Han and rising Mexican star Jose Felix will headline the nationally televised boxing event at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $25-$100 (Ticketmaster).
Han will take on challenger and former World Champion Olivia Gerula. Felix will battle Peru’s Jonathan Maicelo in a 10-round lightweight bout.
Tuff Hedeman West Texas Shootout — Four-time World Champion Bull Rider and El Paso native Tuff Hedeman presents the 11th annual World Championship bull riding event at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 Paisano. Top ranked professional championship bull riders in the world will compete, including 2014-15 PRCA World Champion and 2014, 2016 CBR World Champion Sage Steele Kimzey and 2015 CBR World Champion and 2012 PRCA Champion, Cody Teel. This event sells out every year. Tickets: $10-$75; VIP seating available (Ticketmaster). Information: 534-4329 or CBRbull.com.
The “Tailgate Down” pre-party at 5:30 p.m. with live music, along with food, cold beer, shopping, and autograph opportunities featuring the Championship Bull Riding Famous Energy Bullfighters.
Springfoot El Paso Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K — The annual races are Sunday, Feb. 19. Information: elpasomarathon.org.
Registration (through Feb. 17) is $110 for the Michelob Ultra Springfoot Marathon, $75 for the TFCU Springfoot Half Marathon; and $40 for the Up and Running Springfoot 5K. Entry fees at the Race Expo the day before the race go up $10.
The marathon route begins at 7 a.m. the Hospitals of Providence East Campus, 3280 Joe Battle and ends at Southwest University Park. Shuttle service provided from the finish line to the start line with last bus leaving at 5:30 .m.
Half marathon is 7 a.m., starting and finishing at Southwest University Park, looping through historic downtown and Austin Terrace neighborhoods.
The 5K is 7:15 a.m. and features a scenic route around some of El Paso’s more historic buildings and runs by the historic Magoffin home, before heading back to the finish line.
The Race Expo is 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Center, with over 30 exhibitors and vendors. The expo is also the location for all runners pickup their race number, timing chip, T-shirt and goodie bag.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General admission and parking are free. Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. everyday. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.
To get there, take the Sunland Park exit from I-10, go south (left turn coming from Downtown) and follow the signs.
Live racing runs every Tuesday and Wednesday, and Friday through Sunday through April 18, 2017. Post time is 12:45 p.m. through Feb. 14; 1 p.m. beginning Feb. 17, with nine races each day.
Southern New Mexico
Rhythm of the Dance — The Irish dance and music spectacular is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 North Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, in celebration of For The Love of Art Month. The show with 22 Irish dancers, has performed live to tens of millions of people is more than 60 countries. Tickets: $27-$37; available at riograndetheatre.com. Information: (575) 523-6403.
National Dance Company of Ireland’s Rhythm of the Dance show relives the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history. Using modern art forms of dance and music, this richly costumed show marries the contemporary and the ancient.
Roy Orbison Returns — Running Scared Productions presents the tribute to Roy Orbison featuring Wiley Ray and The Big O Band at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Tickets: $25; available online at riograndetheatre.com.
Ray and his band will perform Orbison standards like “Only the Lonely,” “Pretty Woman,” “Crying,” rounding out the set with sweet delights such as “In Dreams,” “Hound Dog Man” and “You’re Not Alone.”
‘Play Me’ Chocolate Buffet — The Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave. in Alamogordo, hosts its annual Valentine fundraiser at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, with the highly acclaimed "Play Me" a Neil Diamond Tribute. The famous Flickinger chocolate buffet begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $15, $25 and $35. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
The show features recording artist Chris Waggoner singing in the style of Neil Diamond. Backed by a seven piece band and the “Diamonette” singers, the show is a high powered tribute to the music and musical styling of the iconic Neil Diamond.
The Museum Rocks Gem & Mineral Show — The annual gem and mineral show is Feb. 18-19, at New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces, with more than 60 vendors from throughout the Southwest. There will be geology discussions and door prizes, as well as children's activities and food and beverages for sale. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7 age 5 and older; includes museum admission. Information: (575) 522-4100 or lcmuseumrocks.com.
Spanish Colonia Art Market — Spanish Colonial Art Society in Santa Fe hosts the 3rd annual Las Cruces market 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18-19, at Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces, 705 S. Telshor. The two-day event allows the public to interact personally with the artists, view their work and observe demonstrations of 400 years of Hispanic culture. Admission information: (505) 982-2226 or spanishcolonial.org.