El Paso Scene Weekly for March 5-11, 2018
EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
‘The Heiress’ — El Paso Community College Theater Ensemble presents the play by Ruth and Augustus Goetz March 9-11 at Transmountain Campus Forum Theater, 9570 Gateway North, directed by EPCC Theater instructor Ted Karber Jr. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 ($10 non-EPCC students and military; $7 EPCC students and staff and senior citizens); available at the door. Information: 831-5056.
Plain Catherine Sloper, who lives a spinster's life with her unloving father and eccentric aunt, is courted by the dashing Morris Townsend, seemingly for love and not for money, in this adaptation of the Henry James novel “Washington Square.”
BYU Theater Ballet — Brigham Young University’s top ballet touring company performs favorite scenes from “Cinderella,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Snow White” and “Swan Lake” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 9, at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Prince and Princess pre-party precedes the performance. Tickets: $10, $20 and $30. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
Home and Garden Expo — The 18th annual expo is March 9-11 at the El Paso Convention Center. Hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Area companies display the latest products and services for homeowners. Admission: $7.50 ($6.50 for age 65 and older; free for 16 and under and active military). $1 off adult admission with canned good donation to El Pasoans Fighting Hunger. Information: (361) 882-2071 or elpasohomeandgarden.com.
Celebrity guest is Matt Blashaw, star of DIY Network’s “Yard Crashers.”
The show features gardening, landscapes and outdoor living as well as aisles of home improvement.
Also offered is a New Product Zone, Kids’ Zone, Pet Zone with pet adoptions and GoTexan art, gift and gourmet center.
‘Dirty Dancing’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the worldwide smash hit at 7 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 11-12, at The Plaza Theatre, with smash hits “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” Tickets: $35-$70 at(Ticketmaster).
It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances “Baby” Houseman is on vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Baby discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles upon the staff quarters where an all-night dance party is in full swing. Mesmerized by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of the resort dance instructor.
Jerry Folk and SAINT WKND — The electronic artists’ “Foreign Affair Tour” is 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Lowbrow Palace, 111 E. Robinson. Tickets: $12-$15, lowbrowpalace.com.
Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com.
• Bodysnatcher — The hardcore band performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at The Perch, with Monrowe, Cloud 49, Arsenal, Texas Gigantism and Sabrewulf. Tickets: $8-$10.
• Red Light Cameras — The Albuquerque band performs at 9 p.m. Friday, March 9 in the Perch, with Sleepspent, Gila Monster and Frenzi. Tickets: $5 at the door.
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• Agent Orange — The surf punk pioneers perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, with An Endless Fight, Extremity, Pilots of Venus and Sinbuelos. Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
• Act of Defiance — The metal band featuring former members of Megadeth performs Wednesday, March 7, with Shattered Son, Here Arter the Wave and TriArchy. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15.
UTEP Department of Music — Trombone Choir Concert is 7:30 Wednesday, March 7, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets:e $5 ($3 students/military; free for UTEP faculty, students and staff). Information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/liberalarts/music/.
TobyMac — The Christian rocker headlines the 2018 “Hits Deep Tour” is 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with Mandisa, Danny Gokey, Ryan Stevenson and Finding Favour. Presented by Food for the Hungry. Tickets: $15-$70 (Ticketmaster). Information: awakeningevents.com.
With more than 11 million units in career sales and seven Grammy Awards, TobyMac’s most recent studio album, “This is Not A Test,” garnered a Grammy Award, Billboard Music Award nomination and a debut at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200.
ALSO THIS WEEK
‘Dancing Backwards in High Heels’ — The Women’s Business Border Center of the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presents the 14th annual Women’s Business Symposium 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Wyndham El Paso Airport, 2027 Airway. Women can make connections with other female business owners and leaders, learn from each other’s best practices. Passes: $95 ($85 EPHCC, students and Military). Information: 566-4066 or womenbordercenter.com.
Speakers include Heather Neary (Aunt Anne’s President), Patty Arviello (New American Funding President), Elizabeth Gallagher (Gallagher Group CEO), Nina Tassler (CBS Senior Advisor, former Chairwoman), and Mary Kipp (El Paso Electric President and CEO).
Sun Country Doll Folks — The club’s 44th annual doll show and sale is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Best Western Plus, 6655 Gateway West. The event showcases several tables of antique, collectable and modern dolls, accessories, clothing, miniatures, books and other toys. Free doll appraisals offered. A “doll hospital” is available on site. Admission: $3 ($1 children 12 and younger). Information: 637-3438.
Founded in 1974, club members include many avid doll collectors and doll makers, involved in many charitable activities such as dressing dolls for the Toys for Tots, Operation Santa Claus Toy Drive, contributing to the UTEP Scholarship fund, donating gifts and dolls to needy families at Christmas and creating doll displays.
German Spring Bazaar — The German Air Force Air Defense Center of Fort Bliss hosts its 15th annual spring bazaar 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the former Oktoberfest Building, Building 747 on Carter Road in Fort Bliss. Hobby craftsmen and women will display various goods, including items for Easter. There will also be German food specialties like bratwurst, waffles and German cakes and pastries, German beer, coffee and soft drinks. Admission is free. Information: 201-5939, 201-5980 or betreuunginelpaso.com.
All proceeds help the center’s “Aid for the Needy” charity benefiting projects on both sides of the border.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3 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.
‘Hellman v. McCarthy’ — El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series presents the new play by Brian Richard Mori at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at the Philanthropy Theatre (next to the Plaza Theatre), directed by Camilla Carr Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-4020 or epcf.org.
The play is about the legal battle that raged after writer Mary McCarthy accused fellow author Lillian Hellman of lying during an appearance on Dick Cavett’s PBS talk show.
‘The Wizard of Oz’ — Sun City Musical Theatre, 3733 Shell Suite C, presents the classic musical based on L. Frank Baum’s story through March 11. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, plus 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: $12 ($10 children); Saturday matinees (available at the door on a first come, first serve basis only): $10 ($5 children). Information: 637-1618, suncitymusicaltheatre.com or on Facebook.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.
Live racing is Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday through April 17. Post time for the season is 12:30 p.m. Nine races each day. Saturday, March 10: West Texas Maturity
El Paso Senior Games — City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department’s 36th annual games for those age 50 and older run through May 19 at various locations, Registration: $15 for 2 events and t-shirt, plus $5 for each additional event; $45 for all events. Includes t-shirt. Information, registration: 503-6544 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.
‘Cactus Clocks’ trail run — Bluebird Running hosts the 12-mile nighttime trail running event at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10, starting at Chuck Heinrich Memorial Park, 11055 Loma Del Norte. Registration: $1 through ultrasignup.com. Information on Facebook and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southern New Mexico
Las Cruces International Film Festival — Film stars Cybill Shepherd and Pam Grier, stars of the film “Rose,” will appear at a screening of the film at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Allen Theatres Cineport 10, at Mesilla Valley Mall, 700 S. Telshor, as part of the 2018 Las Cruces International Film Festival (LCIFF) March 7-11. Both actresses will answer audience questions following the screening. After party for VIP pass holders to follow. VIP passes are $150 for all events. Film and workshop access passes are $75. Daily screening passes are $20. Tickets available at lascrucesfilmfest.com.
Single screening tickets, if available are $10; available in advance at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall.
In “Rose” Shepherd portrays a recently disabled ex-police officer who takes a solo road trip in her motorized wheelchair to New Mexico to reconcile with her estranged son. An opening Night screening of Rose is 7 p.m. Wednesday at Cineport 10. Tickets: $30.
Other special guests include voice actresses Monica Rial and Jamie Marchi who will take part in a “Diversity and Inclusion in Entertainment” presentation at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 8, with Shepherd, Grier, Brian Espinosa and others.
Actor RJ Mitte, known for his role as Walter Jr. in the series “Breaking Bad,” will be inducted in the NM Film and Television Hall of Fame. Mitte will also be a celebrity presenter for the awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Saturday March 10, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main.
An “Inside Breaking Bad” talk is 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Rio Grande Theatre with Mitte, fellow “Breaking Bad” alum Charles Baker (Skinny Pete), writers, directors and designers. Admission is free.
A Conversation and Musical interlude with actor and musician Billy Boyd (Pippin, from the “Lord of the Rings Trilogy”), is 4 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Rio Grande Theatre. Admission is free.
Film Festival Awards ceremony is 6 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Rio Grande Theatre, followed by a VIP after party at Plaza de Las Cruces. Ceremony is free; passes required for VIP event.
‘Middletown’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents the new play by Will Eno through March 18 at Black Box Theatre in Las Cruces. Directed by Autumn Gieb. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11 and 18; and at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.
Mary is settling in nicely to her new home, but wants to know more than what the tiny local library can offer. Then John, an inquisitive jack-of-all-trades, enters her life forming a connection like no other.
Rockhound Roundup — The 53rd annual roundup for rock and gem lovers is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, March 8-11, at the Southwest New Mexico Fairgrounds in Deming. The roundup, sponsored by the Deming Gem & Mineral Society, includes market vendors, jewelry, drawings and raffles, field trips, silent auctions. Admission and parking is free. Information: (575) 694-3598 or thedgms.com.
From El Paso, take I-10 west to Exit 85.
‘An Enemy of the People’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall presents the Arthur Miller play, adapted by Henrick Ibsen, March 9-25. Directed by Patrick Payne. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15 ($12 student, senior, military). Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
Camp Furlong Day and Cabalgata Binacional — The 102nd anniversary of Pancho Villa’s raid in 1916 will be celebrated 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Pancho Villa State Park, off State Roads 11 and 9, Columbus, N.M., with guest speakers providing historical presentations and slide shows in the park’s exhibit hall. Admission is free to community center complex; state park fee is $5 a carload. Information: Pancho Villa State Park (575) 531-2711 or PanchoVillaStateParkFriendsGroup.org.
• 1 p.m.: Author Michael Archie Hays will talk about Maud Hawk Wright’s abduction from her home in Mexico by Pancho Villa.
• 2 p.m.: Retired U.S. Army historian Dr. Robert Bouilly will reflect on the 100th anniversary of the “Bisbee Deportation”
• 3 p.m.: President of the 1st Aero Squadron Foundation, Ric Lambart, will give a presentation about the use of airplanes in General Pershing’s Punitive Expedition into Mexico.
The 15th annual Camp Furlong Day is a binational friendship event, commemorating the March 9, 1916 early morning attack on the village of Columbus and the adjacent military camp by Mexican General Francisco “Pancho” Villa and his men. Within days of the raid, General John J. “Black Jack” Pershing began the Punitive Expedition into Mexico.
The 19th Annual Cabalgata Binacional will be hosted in the Village of Columbus plaza. Cavalcade riders are expected to arrive in Columbus at about 10:30 a.m. followed by festival and entertainment in the village plaza throughout the day. Information: (575) 343-0147 or email@example.com.
Columbus Historical Society’s annual Memorial Service at the Depot Museum is 10 a.m. Friday, March 9, in remembrance of the Americans whose lives were lost during the 1916 raid on Columbus. Information: (575) 531-2620.
Missy Andersen Experience — The R&B and blues singer performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Buckhorn Opera House in Pinos Altos, N.M. as part of the Mimbres Region Arts Council’s Indie/Folk Series. Tickets: $20; $15 MRAC members. Information: (575) 538-2505 or mimbresarts.org.
Mesilla Valley Stamp Show — The postage stamp show is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 10-11, at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces, with stamp dealers, door prizes, free stamps for junior stamp collectors, exhibitions and more. Admission and parking is free. Information: (575) 202-1937 or meetinlascruces.com.
Women Veterans monument dedication — City of Las Cruces and the United Military Women of the SouthWest (UMWSW) will dedicate the Women Veterans Monument at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at Veterans Memorial Park, 2651 Roadrunner Parkway in Las Cruces. Among the special guests expected to attend include Capt. Betty Somppi, a centenarian who served as an original member of the first Women Auxiliary Army Corp (WAAC) from 1942–1945. Information: (575) 528-4551.
Parking is available at Mission Lutheran Church, 2752 N. Roadrunner. Free shuttle service between the church and park beginning at 8:30 a.m.
LCSO with Ilya Yakushev — Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, directed by Lonnie Klein, presents the guest pianist March 10-11 at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall, featuring Giuseppe Verdi’s “Triumphal March” from “Aida,” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 and Sergei Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 3. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $35, $40 and $45. Information: (575) 646-3709 or lascrucessymphony.com.
Spotlight Lunch with Lonnie is 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 8, at Paisano Café in Mesilla. Cost: $20.
‘The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza’ — ACT (A Children’s Theatre) of Mesilla Valley presents the comic interpretation of Greek myths for all ages at 1 and 7 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Tickets: $6 in advance; $7 at the door; $8 online. Information: (575) 541-2290 or riograndetheatre.org.
Two battling narrators attempt to cover the entirety of Greek mythology using audience participation, cross-dressing, and general theatrical insanity.