El Paso Scene Weekly for Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2020
EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
‘Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the hit musical based on the original film Jan. 29-Feb. 2, at the Plaza Theatre. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $30-$70 (Ticketmaster). Information: 231-1111, ElPasoLive.com/Broadway or on Facebook at Broadway in El Paso.
Features songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man,” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” alongside a new score from the songwriters of “Hairspray.” Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory … to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams.
Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon. Showing through Feb. 27: “20/20 Visionary” featuring 20 artists. An ARTalk is 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30. Information: 533-9090 or halmarcus.com.
Magic Morning Market — The Marketplace at Placita Santa Fe, 5034 Doniphan, hosts an indoor and outdoor market 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1. Food and refreshments sold. Information: 585-9296.
El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Music Festival — The festival concludes with Lynn Harrell, the “Dean of American Cellists," performing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Ticket in nformation: 747-8163 or eppm.org.
Free Bach’s Lunch is noon Thursday, Jan. 30,, at El Paso Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza.
Young People’s Concerts — The El Paso Symphony Orchestra presents its 80th season of free programs for 5th-graders at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Jan. 29-31, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Presented in collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute Link Up program for the 9th year, and directed by James Welsch. The public is invited on a space-available basis; call for availability. Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
El Paso Wind Symphony — The wind symphony performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at Pebble Hills High School, 14400 Pebble Hills. Tickets: $10; $5 students, military, seniors. Information: elpasowindsymphony.com or on Facebook at El Paso Wind Symphony.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. No cover; age 21 and older admitted. Information: (575) 874-5200, Sunland-Park.com/entertainment or on Facebook. Park After Dark live music is 8:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. Mariachi bands perform at 5 p.m. Sundays. Joan Sebastian tribute concert with Fernando Olea is Friday, Jan. 31. For full band lineup, see website.
EPSYOs Winter Concert — El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras, directed by James O. Welsch, perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $15 ($10 active military, students, seniors). Information: 525-8978 or epsyos.org.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live - MST3K’s “Great Cheesy Movie Circus” Tour featuring original host and the creative vision behind the show Joel Hodgson is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Plaza Theatre, with the with the never-before-screened film “No Retreat, No Surrender” starring a young, fresh-faced Jean-Claude Van Damme as a brooding hit man and a Bruce Lee lookalike...who looks nothing like Bruce Lee. Tickets: $30-$65; VIP meet and greets start at $215 (Ticketmaster).
The show gives fans the chance to sit in the same theater with their favorite characters and promises all of the MST3K signatures and rapid-fire hilarity that have built MST3K’s loyal following over more than 30 years: a cheesy B-movie, hilarious riffing, wisecracking robots, silly sketches, and Hodgson in the red jumpsuit as host Joel Robinson.
‘The Killing Game’ — No Strings Theater Company presents the play by Eugene Ionesco, directed by Marissa Bond, Jan. 24-Feb. 9, at Black Box Theater, 430 N. Main in Las Cruces. Showtime is 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, and 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday). Information: (575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.
Set in a small town during an outbreak of plague, citizens fall one after another, and the town is transformed from a gossipy, boring burg (where the townspeople all speak in clichés) into a maelstrom of paranoia and horror, as hundreds of citizens literally drop dead.
‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall presents the classic Joseph Kesselring play Jan. 31-Feb. 16. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays. Cake and non-alcoholic beverages with the cast and crew follow opening night performance. Tickets: $17 ($14 senior, students and military; $10 groups and children). Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
The nephew of two spinster aunts is in love with a reverend’s daughter. The nephew’s family, descended from the Mayflower settlers, is composed of insane individuals, from homicidal aunts to a cousin who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt.
‘Saturday Night Fever’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in the UTEP Student Union West building, presents the Broadway and West End smash hit based on Nik Cohn’s 1975 New York Magazine article “Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night” and Norman Wexler’s 1977 film Jan 31-Feb. 16, featuring music by the Bee Gees. Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner matinees are Sunday 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and 16; dinner matinee is 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2. Tickets: $33.50 to $43.50 Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday discount dinner performances; $36.50 to $48.50 (Friday and Saturday dinner performances), and $19.50 to $29.50 no-dinner matinee performances (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.
A talented, streetwise kid from Brooklyn attempts to escape his dead-end life through dancing. Saturday Night Fever includes an “all hit” disco-era score featuring favorites by the Bee Gees such as “Stayin’ Alive,” “Night Fever” and “More Than a Woman,” along with many other disco era classics featured in the original film. Adult subject matter and language.
UTEP Men’s Basketball - Homes games are at the Don Haskins Center at 7 p.m. Tickets: $10-$24. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• Thursday, Jan. 30: Middle Tennessee State.
• Saturday, Feb. 1: UAB
Miners Hockey Club — UTEP’s hockey team hosts Texas Tech at 11 a.m. Friday, and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $7. Information: 491-7879 or minershockey.com.
Combate Americas MMA — The Mixed Martial Arts event is Friday, Jan. 31, at El Paso County Coliseum. Details to be announced. Information: countycoliseum.com.
UMC Health Start — University Medical Center’s 5K run and 1 mile fun run/walk is 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at UMC West Clinic, 6600 N. Desert. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com. Live horse racing begins at 12:25 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 19th annual market is open Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local farmers, meat producers, honey, salsa, jams and jellies, and local artisans. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, firstname.lastname@example.org, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at FarmersMarket.
Game Garden offers bocce ball, horseshoes, cornhole and washer toss.
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.
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.