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El Paso Scene May 2012

El Paso Scene May 2012

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A monthly guide to community entertainment, recreation and culture in the El Paso/So. NM/Juarez area
A monthly guide to community entertainment, recreation and culture in the El Paso/So. NM/Juarez area

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MAY
 
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MAY2012
www.epscene.com
Your monthly guide to communityentertainment, recreation & culture
On the cover: 
“My El Paso”
by
Hal Marcus
Creating anArt-FriendlyDowntown
Arts advocates hope tomake Downtown a creativecenter for visual artists. — Page 31
‘PiñataExtravaganza’
Exhibit at Chamizal NationalMemorial gallery celebratesthe festive decorations welove to beat up. — Page 47
Summer Funfor Kids
Don’t wait until school’s outto figure out what to do withthe kids! — Pages 16-19
 
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El Paso ScenePage 3May2012
‘Dia de los Niños, Dia de los Libros’ —
The 16th annual children’s day/book day 10a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,
 April 28
, at Washington Park, next to the El Paso Zoo. A free new book will be provided to each child who attends the event, along with other free goodies. Special guest this year is Spider-Man, who will make ten-minute appearances at10:50 a.m., 12:20, 2 and 2:50 p.m. Admission isfree. Information: 543-5468 or elpasolibrary.org.Entertainment includes the Little Darlings, Valle Del Sol, Bassett Dance Crew, Just for Kicks, Kristen Moreno Ballet FolkloricoTonatiuh, Jacqueline Mata, NewGeneration/Golden Generation, Bowie DanceEnsemble, OMC Productions, El Paso Pride andKids-N-Co.The idea for “Dia de los Niños, Dia de losLibros” comes from Latin America whereChildren’s Day honors young people in thesame way in which Mother’s Day and Father’sDay are celebrated. Mora started America’scelebration of Children’s Day in 1996 to cele-brate children and promote literacy.
El Chamizal Festival
— Los Paisanos delChamizal will host a celebration of the people,stories and community of the Chamizal 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,
 April 28
, at ChamizalNational Memorial Amphitheatre, 800 S. SanMarcial, with live music, food, family activities,demonstrations and ranger talks. Admission isfree. Information: 532-7273, ext. 129 or nps.gov/cham.
‘First Thanksgiving’ —
The annual reen-actment is 5 p.m. Saturday,
 April 28
, in the SanElizario Plaza, presenting the arrival of the firstSpanish settlers in this area in April 1598.Directed by Maria Del Pilar Munoz, the histori-cal reenactment of the arrival of the firstSpanish settlers in the area in April 1598.Costumed actors and dancers portray theNative Americans and Spaniards, who give thanks and celebrate after the perilous crossingof the Chihuahuan Desert and the arrival at thebanks of the Rio Grande. Admission is free.Information: Los Portales Museum, 851-1682.The event is offered in conjunction with theSan Elizario Genealogy and Historical Society Conference. See “History Lessons” for details.
La Viña Spring Wine Festival
— Theannual spring celebration of music, arts andcrafts, food and award-winning New Mexico wines is noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday,
 April 28-29
, at La Viña Winery, 4201 S. NMHighway 28 in La Union, N.M. one mile northof Vinton Road on Highway 28. This year’sposter artist is Maria Cristina of Las Cruces.Tents, tables and chairs are provided. No picnicbaskets, pets or outside beverages allowed. Admission: $15 for adults, includes compli-mentary glass and choice of nine tastes of more than 20 wines (or a glass of wine of one’schoice); $5 ages 12-20; free for ages 12 and younger. Be prepared to show ID. Information:(575) 882-7632 or lavinawinery.com.Saturday’s music:• Noon — Dusty Low• 2:15 p.m. — Radio La Chusma• 4:30 p.m. — Frank Zona & Urban EdgeSunday’s music:• Noon — Muddy Hands Blues Band• 2:15 p.m. — Guitar Slim• 4:30 p.m. – Kat Crosby.
K-9 Classic —
The Humane Society of ElPaso’s 23rd annual one-mile pet walk “Walk for  Animals” is 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday,
May 6
,at Eastwood (Album) Park, 3001 Parkwood.Proceeds benefit the Humane Society. Pet walk begins at 10 a.m. with pet fashion show andcompetitions, grand prize giveaway and other prize drawings at 11 a.m. Lunch available for purchase. All well-behaved leashed pets wel-come; clean up bags provided Entry fee is $25for first pet ($30 day of event), $5 for eachadditional pet; includes t-shirts for owner and goodie bag. Walkers raising pledges of $60 or more eligible to win special gift packs.Information: 532-6971, Ext. 12 or humanesoci-etyelpaso.org.Several pet-related vendors will be on hand,as well as animal rescue groups and a pet adop- tion area. Microchipping offered for $20 (cashonly).
Mother’s Day at 150 Sunset
— Theevent center/nursery at 150 Sunset (former Nash Nursery location), hosts a Mother’s Day event 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday,
May 13
, with
 
MayROUNDup
Please see Page 5
MAYINDEX
Roundup
3-15
Behind the Scene
6
Scene Spotlight
6
Summer Fun for Kids
16-19
Program Notes
20
Here’s the Ticket
21-23
Music, Comedy
24-25
Viva Juárez
25
Dance
26
Sports
27-30
Feature:
Art & Downtown31-35
El Paso FishNet
35
Nature
36-38
Becoming Bicultural
39
At the Museum
40-42
SW Art Scene
43-46, 48
Gallery Talk
47-48
Racking up History
49
On Stage
50-51
Stage Talk
51
Keep on Bookin'
52
History Lessons
53
Film Scene
54-55
Liner Notes
56
June Preview
57
El Paso Scene User’s Guide
55
Advertiser Index
58
Subscription Form
58

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