El Paso Scene Weekly for May 7-13, 2018
EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
Fleet Foxes — The American indie-folk band performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Abraham Chavez Theatre, in support of their first album in six years, “Crack-up.” Tickets: $25.50- $39.50 (Ticketmaster).
Mother’s Day at Sunland Park Racetrack— Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, 1200 Futurity in Sunland Park, N.M. hosts a Mother’s Day celebration with mariachis and an all-day buffet Sunday, May 13. Buffet is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Ventanas Bar & Grill. Mariachis will perform 2:30-6:30 p.m. Free admission. Information: (575) 874-5200 or Sunland-Park.com/entertainment.
Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909, trickyfalls.com.
• Beach House — The dream pop band performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 8. Tickets: $28
• Morbid Angel — The death metal band’s Disdained Tour is Saturday, May 12, with Origin, Dreaming Dead, Hate Storm and Annihilation. Tickets: $25-$35.
Juanes — The multiple Latin Grammy Award, Grammy Award and Billboard Latin Music Award winner and nominee’s “Amarte Tour” is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at El Paso County Coliseum with Mon Laferte. Tickets: $36.95-$126.95; VIP packages start at $375 (Ticketmaster).
Born in Colombia, Juanes fronted the band Ekhymosis for more than 10 years before breaking out on a successful solo career with his 2000 release, “Fijate Bien,” and his certified platinum second release, “Un Día Normal,” in 2002. He won his first of 23 Grammy Awards in 2008.
This year, his nominations included Album of the Year and Best Pop/Rock Album for “Mis Planes Son Amarte”; Record of the Year for “Amárrame” with Mon Laferte, and “El Ratico” with Kali Uchis; and Song of the Year and Best Alternative Song for “Amárrame.”
Lara Downes – El Paso Pro-Musica closes its season with the pianist’s “American Icons,” with a special tribute to Leonard Bernstein and his 100th birthday at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall. The works come from one of her recent CD, “America Again,” where she tells musical stories of some of her fondest memories of unforgettable modern American music. Tickets: $25; $20 seniors, military; $5 students. Information: 747-8163 or eppm.org.
State Line Music Series — El Pasoans Fighting Hunger and State Line Restaurant, 1222 Sunland Park Drive presents the Rudolph Chevrolet-Honda-Mazda-VW outdoor concert series 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays. Admission is free; age 21 and older welcome. All customers asked to bring non-perishable food donation or monetary donation for El Pasoans Fighting Hunger. Information: 581-3371, WTxFoodBank.org. May 9: Dusty Low
Club Here I Love You — “CHILY” is at 115 S. Durango. Specializing in electronic and DJ music. Most events are at 9 p.m. and are 18 and older, unless listed otherwise. Tickets vary; most shows are $10-15 on eventbrite.com. Information: 307-7736 or on Facebook.
• Blue Flame — Wednesday, May 9. Tickets: $5 ($8 age 18-21).
• BOT — Friday, May 11, with local support from Jaycee.
Cool Canyon Nights — The 8th annual series of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at McKelligon Canyon, Amphitheatre, sponsored by WestStar Bank. Patio performance begins at 6 p.m. with headliner at 7 p.m. on the main stage. Craft beers and food truck, vendors, photo booths and more also offered. Admission is free but space is limited. Information: 544-9550 or kisselpaso.com. VIP ”Star Lounge” tickets are $10 at neonticket.com. May 10: Los Arrieros
Bach’s Lunch Jr. — El Paso Pro-Musica presents a free performance with pianist Lara Downes, at noon Thursday, May 10, the El Paso Museum of Art, One Art Festival Plaza, designed for ages 6 and older. Information: (Pro-Musica) 747-8163, (El Paso Museum of Art), 212-3062 or eppm.org.
Ha*Ash — The sister duo, known to by their fans as the “Sold-Out Queens,” bring their 100 Años Contigo Tour to El Paso 8 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at the Plaza Theatre. Their latest album is “30 de febrero.” The album's first single debuted No. 1 in iTunes and entered Spotify's Top 50 Viral Chart. Its official music video has over 27 million views. Tickets: $49.50 to $89.50 (Ticketmaster).
Alfresco! Fridays — The 16th season of free outdoor summer concerts runs Fridays at Convention Center Plaza. Presented by ElPasoLive.com and sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union. Information: 534-0600, alfrescofridays.com or on Facebook. May 11: Windy City (Chicago tribute)
El Paso Wind Symphony — The wind symphony directed by Ron Hufstader concludes it season at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, featuring the winner of the School Band Attendance Contest. Tickets: $10 ($5 students, military, seniors). Information: elpasowindsymphony.com.
El Paso Wind Symphony is a professional concert band made primarily of residents of the Greater El Paso Area, most of whom are band directors in public and private schools.
El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway. Steve Treviño, whose second special, “Relatable,” is now on Netflix, performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 10-12, with feature act Kyle Ray. Tickets: $20 ($25 first 50 seats; $30 VIP booths). Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233), elpasocomicstrip.com or on Facebook at El Paso Comic Strip.
Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets for most shows are $10 general admission; $12 day of show, unless otherwise listed. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Pink Mexico — Rock band, 9 p.m. Thursday, May 10. Tickets: $8-$10.
• Stuyedeyed — The New York rock band performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, May 12, with Pilots of Venus and Cry Baby. Tickets: $8-$10.
Mother’s Day Concert — El Paso Parks and Recreation host a Mother’s Day performance 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at Eastwood (Album) Park, with live music Los Silver. Admission is free. Information: 212-0092 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.
ALSO THIS WEEK
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 7:30 a.m. to noon. Information: (575) 589-0653.
Mother’s Day and Open House event is May 12.
Senior Prom — EPCC Senior Adult Program, Care 1st and WellMed host the prom for senior adults 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the EPCC Administrative Service Center Auditorium Bldg. A, 9050 Viscount. The event has a 1970s theme with DJs, raffle prizes “prom pictures” and refreshments. Passes are free; may be acquired through 831-7801 or care1stmedicare.com.
For a good cause
Día de las Madres dinner and dance — The fundraiser for La Mujer Obrera is 6-10 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Cafe Mayapan, 2000 Texas, featuring music by Los Silver. Cost is $35, includes dinner. Family tables available. Tickets available at Cafe Mayapan or at eventbrite.com.
‘Havana Nights’ — The 10th annual “Cuisine and a Classic” benefit for Trinity-First Day School is 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, at Epic Railyard Event Center, with live music by Azucar, dancing DJ, valet parking, cash bar, silent auction and gourmet full course meal. Cost: $50; age 21 and over only. Information: 533-2674, ext. 23 or trinity-first.org.
Letter Carriers’ Food Drive - The 26th annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive is Saturday, May 12, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers, the U.S. Postal Service and other organizations to benefit area food banks. To participate, individuals can leave nonperishable food items in a bag near their mailbox; items also can be donated at local post offices. Information: elpasoansfightinghunger.org or nalc.org.
Pro-Musica ‘Soiree ’18’ — El Paso Pro-Musica Guild will host its annual soiree Saturday, May 12, at the Upper Valley home of James O. Stewart III. Special guests for this year's event include Grammy Award winning cellist Zuill Bailey (the artistic director of El Paso Pro-Musica) and pianist Lara Downes. All proceeds benefit El Paso Pro-Musica. Reservations: $125 ($300 for two; $600 for four; $1,200 for eight). Information: 747-8163, eppm.org or on Facebook at EPPM El Paso Pro Musica.
‘Voice of Voiceless’ Awards — Annunciation House’s Solidarity Dinner celebrating their 40th anniversary, is 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Santa Lucia Amistad Hall, 518 Gallagher This year’s award goes to Father Ismael “Melo” Moreno, S.J. Tickets: $50 ($400 tables). Information: 922-8305 or annunciationhouse.org.
An outdoor mass is planned for noon that day at the Annunciation House, 1003 E. San Antonio.
Moreno is director of Radio Progreso in Honduras, an independent station that gives voice to human rights activists, trade unionists, small farmers and others. He also directs ERIC (Equipo de Reflexión, Investigación y Comunicación), a center for social action and analysis.
‘Into the Woods’ — Coronado High School Triple Threat Musical Theatre presents the Stephen Sondheim comic musical at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 10-12 and Thursday and Friday, May 17-18, plus 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the high school’s Lee Ross Capshaw Theatre, 100 Champions Place. Admission: $8 in advance; $10 at the door. Information: 474-2952.
The popular musical about favorite fairy tales and “being careful what you wish for” has been a hit Broadway show and feature film.
British Ballet Academy - The academy's annual recital is Saturday, May 12, at the Plaza Theatre, featuring a variety of dance styles. For time and cost: 591-4472, 433-3620 or britishballetonline.com.
‘La Arpias’ — A live performance of the Spanish language comedy mystery is 6 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $48 to $90 (Ticketmaster).
Relive the mysterious murder of Marcelo, a millionaire who is found dead in his isolated country house. Eight women are suspects, all of them close to the deceased. Each has a potential secret motive.
‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in the UTEP Student Union West building, presents the 35th Anniversary Production of the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Weber musical for the whole family through May 13.
Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner matinees are Sunday 2:30 p.m. April 29 and May 6 and 13. 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.
One of the most enduring shows of all time, “Joseph” is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors. This musical is full of catchy songs in a variety of styles, from a parody of French ballads (”Those Canaan Days”), to country-western (”One More Angel in Heaven”) along with the unforgettable classics “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.”
‘Love From a Stranger’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, closes its season with the Agatha Christie mystery through May 12. Directed by Frieda Voeks. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 ($12 seniors 62+,students, military). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
Cecily Harrington has led a staid and proper existence, and yearns for adventure after winning a large amount of money. When a charming stranger sweeps her off her feet, she soon learns a ghastly truth about her new love.
El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA baseball team plays home games at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Individual tickets: $11-$30. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
Regular game time is 6:35 p.m. weeknights (through May); 7:05 Friday-Saturday and 6:05 p.m. Sunday.
May 8-11: Tacoma Rainiers.
Wicked Wine Run — The 5K run and 1K Tasting Walk is Saturday, May 12, at La Viña Winery, 4201 Hwy 28 in La Union, N.M. with 5K run at 5:30 p.m. and 1K tasting walk at 7 p.m. with four wine stations. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. Cost: $50 starting April 24; $50 for each event; $75 for both (may be higher on race day). Parking is $10. All runners must be 21 or older. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration at wickedwinerun.com.
Awards offered for top finishers as well as for most outrageous costume.
SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO
Wildfire Aviation Heritage Experience — the Commemorative Air Force of Mesa, Ariz. will offer a B-17 for tours; as well as seven retired P2V Heavy Air Tankers for viewing, May 6-13, at Alamogordo/White Sands Regional Airport, 3500 Airport Road, in Alamogordo, N.M. Co-hosted by Cloudcroft Fire & EMS.
Information: (575) 439-4110 or smwa-cloudcroft.com/rsvp.html
Tours are 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and Sunday. Cost: $10 ($20 family of four).
Rides are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Cost: $425-$850.
Cirque Italia — The animal-free traveling circus’s “Aquatic Spectacular” is May 10-13, in the Mesilla Valley Mall parking lot (near Cineport 10), 700 S. Telshor, combining water fountains, jet-skis, pirates, aerialists, contortionists, jugglers, and more. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: $20, $30 and $40; $10, $15 and $35 children; ADA options available. Early arrival encouraged. Box office opens beginning May 8; tickets and information also at cirqueitalia.com.
Blazin’ Brewfest — The 6th annual beer festival is 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 11, on historic Main Street in Downtown Las Cruces, with beer samples from New Mexico breweries, live music, food trucks, games and home brewing demonstrations. Admission: $15 in advance; $20 at the gate, age 21 and older welcome. Tickets available at nmbeer.org. Information: (575) 523-RENT (7368).
Hot Springs Festival — The festival celebrating alternative medicine, healthy lifestyles and sustainable living is May 11-13 in Downtown Truth or Consequences, N.M. with music, speakers, workshops, field trips, food, dancing, and vendors of hand-crafted and natural items. Hot springs tours and other activities may have a nominal ticket fee. All ages welcome. Information: (575) 973-8167 (TorC Main Street) or hotspringsfestival.com.
First known as “Palomas Hot Springs,” in 1914 the town was later known as simply “Hot Springs” until 1950, when the town changed its name in honor of a popular radio show.
Aerial artist Lydia Lara — Project in Motion, 430 North Compress in Las Cruces, hosts performer Lydia Lara in “You Can Cut All The Flowers, but Spring will Still Come/Podrán Cortar Todas Las Flores, Pero No Podrán Detener La Primavera” at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, May 11-13, in Las Cruces. Tickets: $10 ($8 seniors and veterans, $5 children under five accompanied by an adult) Information: (575) 208-4413, projectinmotion.com or on Facebook.
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Shows start at 8 p.m. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets through Yapsody.com or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• Kutless — The Christian alternative band performs Friday, May 11. Tickets: $29-$89.
• Cirque Zuma Zuma — The America’s Got Talent semi-finalists, hailed as an “African Cirque du-Solei” performs Saturday May 12. Tickets: $29-$79.
Cloudcroft Ultra 53K and 9.5-miler — The long-distance trail run is Saturday, May 12, at Zenith Park Pavilion in Cloudcroft, N.M. The 53K begins at 7 a.m. and 9.5 miler at 7:30 a.m. Both races are an out-and-back on the Rim Trail (T105). Registration: $45 per event. Proceeds benefit the Cloudcroft Runners and Cloudcroft High School Cross Country Team. Registration: ultrasignup.com.
La Muerte de Las Cruces — Las Cruces’ Women’s Football Alliance’s home games are at the Las Cruces Public Schools’ Sports Complex’s “Field of Dreams,” 2501 Tashiro. The team is part of the WFA’s Mountain Conference. Tickets: $5 ($3 children). Information: (575) 639-0750, email@example.com, wfafootball.net or on Facebook at La MuerteDeLas Cruces. May 12: Utah Blitz.