“View From Garden” by Lyuba Titovets (Cover Award winner at the November 2012 “El Paso Scenes” exhibit

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Your monthl y gui de to communi ty
entertai nment, recreati on & cul ture
El Paso’s worst weather season?
The answer’s blowin’ in the wind
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Last Thursdays - The monthly Downtown
event includes art exhibitions, food trucks, culi-
nary tastings, live artist demonstrations and
performances, and live music. Last Thursdays is
a collaboration of mARTket: Bring It
Downtown and the Downtown Arts District.
Information: 541-4280.
The Feb. 28 event is 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Foodville, on Mills Avenue, between Mesa and
Kansas, will feature artworks available for pur-
chase and the Crave and Create food trucks.
Lunatic and Vis Vindigo will perform Feb. 28.
Admission at Foodville is $3.
Other participating venues are free, including:
· The Purple Pop Up Gallery next to Foodville
and the Tea + Garden in the Cortez building.
· 501 Texas - Bear Space Collective art exhibit.
· 209 Texas - 2nd Floor Contemporary Arts
Center art exhibit.
· 315 S. El Paso Street - Loft Light Studios will
exhibit paintings in various media, photography,
screen-printing, and fashion and jewelry design.
· 500 W. Overland suite 250 - The Station hosts
an art exhibit with music, live painting, jewelry
making classes, networking, and Sotol and beer
Home and Garden Expo — The 14th
annual expo is March 1-3 at the El Paso
Convention Center. Hours are 2 to 7 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Sunday. More than 150 area compa-
nies display the latest products and services for
homeowners. Admission: $7; $4
military/seniors; free for ages 12 and younger.
Military and seniors admitted free on Friday.
Information: (361) 882-2071 or elpasohome-
Other activities include educational seminars
from area experts for interior design and décor
ideas, home energy saving tips and remodeling
ideas, Master Gardeners with spring planting
tips, and live cooking demonstrations.
This year’s highlights include a 3,000 square
foot Design Idea Center; educational seminars
and DYI interactive exhibits; Ask the Gardener
Stage presented by the El Paso Co. Master
Gardeners; a custom, state-of-the-art culinary
dream kitchen featuring live cooking shows by
local celebrity chefs; Kidz Home Zone interac-
tive home and a Pool & Spa Extravaganza.
El Paso Paws Pageant — Operation
Freedom Paws hosts a dog pageant noon to 3
p.m. Sunday, March 3, at Wyndham Airport
Hotel and Waterpark, 2027 Airway, open to all
breeds and sizes of dog. Dogs compete for
Best of Show in small, medium and large dog
categories and one overall Best of Show will be
awarded. Cost: $20 per event. Spectator
admission is free. Information: 820-9963 or
register at facebook.com/elpasopawspageant.
Ten optional Jackpot categories are available
to registrants as cash prize lotteries including
Best Trick or Talent ; Most Unique Dog; Best
Dog Name; Prettiest Pooch; Ugliest Dog; Best
Pet Photo; Best Smile; Best Dressed; Best
Trained and Owner and Pet Couple Contest.
The event helps local pet oriented organiza-
tions, and also benefits Operation Freedom
Paws, which empowers veterans and others
with disabilities by teaching them the skills to
train their own service dog.
‘Imagine: Peace’ —YWCA Paso del
Norte’s 4th annual celebration of world cul-
tures is noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at
the YWCA Mary Ann Dodson Camp, 4400 Boy
Scout Lane, with live entertainment, petting
zoo, jumping balloon and face painting, henna
tattoos, cultural art workshops, and food and
vendor booths. Admission is free. Information:
577-9922, ext. 275 or ywcaelpaso.org.
The event opens with a flag ceremony by Boy
Scout Troop #4 followed by performances by
Victory Warriors Dance Troop, Nancy Green,
YMCA Zumba, Ceiba, Capoeira Quinto Sol,
Puerto Rican Dance Troop Raices Borinken and
Tigua Cultural Dance Group. A dove release in
honor of peace closes the event.
The event is part of the “Peace Weekend”
sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of El Paso and
Juarez, Rotary Districts 5520 and 4110, the
YWCA of El Paso, and Fort Bliss.
A “Peace Begins at Home” luncheon and
training conference is Friday, March 8, at the
Centennial Club at Fort Bliss. The luncheon
begins at noon, featuring keynote speaker is
Wambui Bahati.
Breakout Sessions from 1:15 to 5 p.,m .
Saturday will cover legal, child, and military
aspects of domestic violence.
MARCH 2013
Roundup 3-13
Behind the Scene 4
Scene Spotlight 8
Program Notes 13
Viva Juárez 14
Here’s the Ticket 15-18
Music 19
Comedy 20
Dance 20
Sports 22-24, 28
The Winds of Spring 25-27
Nature 29-30
El Paso FishNet 30
At the Museum 31-33
SW Art Scene 34-38
Gallery Talk 38
Keep on Bookin' 39
History Lessons 40
On Stage 41-42
Stage Talk 42
Film Scene 43
April Preview 44
Liner Notes 45
Advertiser Index 46
Subscription Form 46
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hile working on this month’s
feature story, our associate edi-
tor Lisa Tate asked one civic
leader about any problems that the spring
windy season creates for El Paso.
“Wind? What wind?” was basically the
response he gave, adding that he thought
this was a bad story idea.
Nevertheless, El Paso’s windy season is
a significant part of life here and worth
writing about. On the weekend this edi-
tion of the Scene was in production, wind
gusts hit 65 mph. Earlier in the week,
another windstorm forced some outdoor
events to be cancelled. And this was just
late February, which is usually just the
prelude to the real windy season.
Having edited the Scene for nearly 20
years, I seen a number of events impacted
by the wind — the most notable of which
is highlighted in Lisa’s story, the George
Strait concert that got blown away.
The spring windy season is one reason
that El Paso’s fall event calendar is so
crowded: We tend to schedule all our out-
door festivals in September and October
just to avoid the chance of a wind disas-
ter. One example I recall was Radford
School’s Western Roundup back in the
mid-’90s. A couple of bad weather
episodes forced organizers to give up on
their spring dates. They shifted to a fall
date, but that failed apparently due to the
competition of other events.
I had my own wind disaster in May
1998 as organizer of the El Paso Culture
Cruise. Not only did high winds that
evening discourage people from going
outside, but the last episode of Seinfeld
gave people another reason to stay inside.
Some sporting events are much more
willing to run the risk of windy weather,
especially if they start early in the day.
The spring calendar is full of 5K and 10K
runs, but the longer runs can get dicey —
this year’s El Paso Marathon and Half-
Marathon ended with high winds.
As the ride coordinator the last few years
for the El Paso Bicycle Club, I have to be
a student of the local winds. Long rides
are always risky because the winds typi-
cally peak in the afternoon. Usually
you’re safe if you can finish a ride by 11
a.m. or noon. Nothing is worse than
fighting a duststorm on a bicycle!
One ride where I actually pray for wind
is the annual “Ride With the Wind,”
where we transport riders and bikes to
Columbus, N.M. We schedule it in late
March or early April when there’s almost
a guarantee of a tailwind from the west or
southwest. It’s a 65-mile ride, but it’s lit-
erally a breeze to finish in under three
hours if the wind cooperates.
I got the idea for the ride one year when
my wife and I were driving back from
Tucson in late spring. We stopped in
Deming and I noticed that that the flags
were flapping in full horizontal position
due to the wind from the west. I had my
bicycle with me, so I suggested we cut
over to Columbus so Cindy could drop
me off there.
The bicyle ride home was terrific thanks
to the tailwind. But there was a drawback
— I was often riding at the same speed as
the wind, which felt like I was surround-
ed by a pocket of still air. In other words,
if the wind is blowing 25 mph at your
back and you’re riding 25 mph, the rela-
tive air speed is zero. It’s like riding on a
stationary bike. The temperature was
about 100 degrees and there no breeze to
cool me off — by the time I got home, I
had emptied two water bottles and a
“Camelback” bag.
Of course, the water didn’t cool off
either, so I was drinking 100-degree
water the whole way!
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Information, registration: rotary5520.org.
Super Kite Contest — The 13th annual
kite flying contest, sponsored by Westside
Community Church, is noon to 3 p.m.
Saturday, March 9, at Francisco Delgado Park,
on Imperial Ridge behind Franklin High School.
Prizes for most unusual and highest flying kites
and longest-time in the air. The event includes
jumping balloons and face painting, as well as
free kites for the first 50 kids attending.
Admission is free. Information: 877-8000 or
North American Wholesale Jewelry &
Gift Show — March 15-17 at El Paso’s
Convention Center, with dealers in beads, fash-
ion jewelry, fine jewelry, handcrafted jewelry,
fashion, accessories, handbags, gift items and
more. Hourly door prizes offered. Hours are
noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets:
$5 at the door. Information: (210) 410-0737 or
Open for wholesale business buyers exclu-
sively 10 a.m. to noon Friday (tax ID required).
Spring Wine Art Market — Art and
Frame Mfg. and Sunland Winery, 1769 Victory
in Sunland Park, host a spring market and St.
Patrick’s Day Celebration 5 to 9 p.m. Friday
and 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 15-16, with
painting and tasting classes, a local arts market
and live music on the patio. Information: (575)
589-1214, (915) 241-8808 or
To get there: Turn West on Sunland Park
Drive, right on Futurity at 4-way stop (across
from casino entrance), left on Trifecta then
right on Victory Lane.
Celebre Segundo Barrio Day — Celebre
Segundo Barrio hosts a health fair and family
day 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at
the Lydia Patterson Institute Gym, 571
Florence, with health fair, food distribution,
entertainment and more. Admission is free; but
canned goods donations welcomed.
Information: 533-8268.
The event is held in conjunction with the 3rd
annual Segundo Barrio 5K race/walk benefiting
area food pantries.
Cesar Chavez Car Show and
Celebration — Riverside Activist Youth will
host the celebration of the late United Farm
Workers of America founder is 11 a.m.
Saturday, March 16, at Riverside High School,
301 Midway. All makes of cars welcome.
Proceeds benefit Centro de Trabajadores
Agricolas Fronterizos. Spectator admission is
free. Vehicle registration information: 474-4133
or ogomez4@yisd.net.
‘Kidspalooza’ — El Paso Symphony
Orchestra hosts the 6th annual family art and
music festival 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday,
March 16, throughout Downtown, with a spe-
cial appearance by fuzzy red “Sesame Street”
superstar Elmo, kiddie rides, monster trucks,
and an El Paso Symphony Orchestra perform-
ance designed to take the little ones on a trip
through “The Enchanted Forest.” Cleveland
Square Park activities include tug of war, potato
sack racks, hula hoops and ring toss. Most
activities are free. Information: 532-3776 or
The symphony’s “Enchanted Forest” per-
formances are noon and 2 p.m. in the Plaza
Theatre. Tickets: $5 general admission.
Activities puppet shows, scavenger hunts and
more also planned at El Paso Museum of Arts,
History Museum, El Paso Public Library, El Paso
Holocaust Museum, Railroad & Transportation
Museum and El Paso Exploreum.
In conjunction with the event is the annual
EPSYO and EPSO ‘Side-by-Side’ Concert, at 3
p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the Plaza Theatre.
Tickets: $10-$32.
Franklin Mountain Poppies
Preservation Celebration — The 7th
annual free family fun day is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, March 23, at El Paso Museum of
Archaeology, 4301 Transmountain in Northeast
El Paso (west of U.S. 54).
The day will feature a full program of nature
talks, wildlife displays, educational exhibits,
demonstrations, a live wolf, Houdini the Harris
Hawk, children’s activity center, music and food
vendors. Admission is free. Free parking avail-
able at the EPCC Northeast campus with free
shuttle service 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information:
755-4332 or franklinmountains.org.
Cesar Chavez Day at Lincoln Park —
Lincoln Park Conservation Committee is hosts
the outdoor picnic in celebration of Cesar
Chavez Day noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24,
at Lincoln Park, 4001 Durazno, with live music
and dance, historical accounts of the life and
legacy of Cesar Chavez. and a Lowrider Bicycle
and Pedal Car show. The public is invited and
encouraged to bring their own chairs and picnic
supplies. Admission is free. Information: 204-
1584 or lincolnparkcc@aol.com.
Marcha Campesina — Sin Fronteras and
other community organizations will celebrate
the accomplishments of United Farm Workers
of America founder Cesar Chavez with a
march that begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, March 31,
at the Farm Worker Center, 201 E. Ninth and
travels to San Jacinto Plaza and back. An indige-
nous blessing precedes the march at 9 a.m.,
and a reception follows noon to 3 p.m. at the
center. Admission is free.
Celebrating Easter
Cloudcroft Easter Egg Hunt — The
mountain community of Cloudcroft will hold its
annual Easter Egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday,
March 30, at Zenith Park, 1001 James Canyon
Highway (Highway 82), sponsored by
Cloudcroft Kiwanis. Admission is free.
Information: (575) 682-2733.
Easter Family Gathering — The Easter
event geared towards children age 2 to 10 and
their families is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday,
March 30, at First Christian Church, 901
Arizona (St. Vrain entrance), with Easter crafts,
egg decorating, a story moment and egg hunt.
Admission is free. Information: 533-6819 or
NMSU Gospel Choir Easter Show —
New Mexico State University’s Gospel Choir,
under the direction of Dr. Bobbie Green, deliv-
ers their annual messages of hope through
music at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Rio
Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall in Las
Cruces. Admission is free. Information: (575)
Community Easter Sunrise Service —
The 38th annual inter-denominational service is
7 a.m. Sunday, March 31, at Oz Glaze Center,
13969 Veny Webb, in Horizon City. Presented
by the Kiwanis Club of Horizon City.
Information: 588-2757.
Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Bash —
The 13th annual family event, sponsored by
Westside Community Church, is noon to 3
p.m. Saturday, March 30, at Francisco Delgado
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Park, on Imperial Ridge behind Franklin High
School. The event includes thousands of eggs,
family activities including jumping balloon and
face painting, appearance by the Easter Bunny
and entertainment. Admission is free.
Information: 877-8000 or
Cristo Rey pilgrimages — Pilgrimages and
hikes are planned throughout Easter weekend,
Good Friday to Easter Sunday, March 29-31,
by various groups of all denominations. Security
and concessions offered throughout most of
the weekend.
The Mt. Cristo Rey trailhead is located off
McNutt Road (NM 273). Take the Racetrack
exit off Paisano and cross the Rio Grande.
Southern New Mexico
‘First Fridays’ in Silver City — Several of
historic Downtown Silver City’s restaurants,
shops and “Red Dot” galleries will stay open
late the first Friday of each month. The March
1 event is a “Birthday Celebration” honoring
area businesses. Information: 1-800-548-9378
or silvercitymainstreet.com.
Cowboy Days — The 14th annual celebra-
tion of Southwest pioneer heritage is 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 2-3, at
the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage
Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Rd., Las
Cruces. Admission: $4 (age 4 and younger
admitted free). Information: (575) 522-4100 or
Demonstrations include team roping, horse-
shoeing, blacksmithing, chuck wagon cooking,
milking, sewing, weaving and dowsing, as well
as horsemanship from the Back Country
Horsemen. Other activities include gunfight re-
enactments, a 19th Century Fashion Show by
Flying Cloud Productions, arts and crafts ven-
dors, food vendors, a plant sale, pony rides for
children, horseback and stagecoach rides,
Parade of Breeds and a medicine show.
Visitors can interact with historical characters
from the past 1 to 3 p.m. both days at the
museum’s Horse & Cattle Barn.
This year’s musical entertainment features
Washtub Jerry, Hot Lead, Randy Granger,
Kenny Arroyos, James Michael, Steve Cormier,
Skunk Valley, Jim Jones and Chris Baker.
Authors from Western Writers of America will
host book signings and presentations.
Mexican-style rodeo demonstrations by
Charros del Pedregal of Vado are 3:30 p.m.
both days in the Round Pen. Pat Howard’s
herding dog demonstrations are Sunday.
Rockhound Roundup —The 48th annual
roundup for rock and gem lovers is 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. Thursday through Sunday, March 7-10, at
the Southwest New Mexico Fairgrounds in
Deming. The roundup, sponsored by the
Deming Gem & Mineral Society, includes mar-
ket vendors, jewelry, drawings and raffles, field
trips, silent auctions, Admission and parking is
free. Raffle tickets: $1 each (12 for $10).
Information: (575) 546-0056 or dgms.brave-
From El Paso, take I-10 west to Exit 85.
A silent auction is 6:30 p.m. Friday and a live
auction is 7 p.m. Saturday.
Field trips depart from the Fairgrounds at
8:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.
Donations: $5 ($10 for the “big diggins” trip).
Las Cruces Arts Fair — Doña Ana Arts
Council’s 3rd annual regional juried fine arts
event is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 16-17, in the Las
Cruces Convention Center, 680 University,
with more than 100 artists from around the
county, with artists’ demonstrations. Featured
artists are the “Premiere Potters of Mata
Ortiz.” Children’s activities offered for age 6 to
12. All artists will participate in a silent auction
benefiting Doña Ana Arts Council. Admission:
$6 (free for age 12 and younger). Information:
(575) 523-6403 or las-cruces-arts.org.
A VIP Preview Night Gala is 5 to 9 p.m.
Friday, March 15. Admission: $6 (free for age
12 and younger).
This event will be the largest Mata Ortiz gath-
ering outside of Mexico with 17 participating
potters. Other artists will feature garments and
fiber art, jewelry, metalwork, furniture, paint-
ings, sculpture, gourd art, paper cuttings, pho-
tography, printmaking and more. Children’s art
activities include computer-generated art, jew-
elry making and paper-box decoration.
Southwest Senior “1960s Lifestyle”
Expo — The 3rd annual expo for area seniors
is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March
22-23 at the Las Cruces Convention Center,
680 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces. Seniors
can receive information from more than 80
booths. Admission: $3; proceeds benefit
Community of Hope and its Homeless Veteran
program.. Call for times. Information: (575)
642-8888 or southwestseniorexpo.com.
Headline presenter is writer Doug Fine who
will talk at 1 p.m. Friday about his latest book,
“Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New
Green Economic Revolution” and 1 p.m.
Saturday on his popular treatise on living sus-
tainably, “Farewell, My Subaru.” Talks followed
by a conversation led by Randy Harris.
New this year is a wine tasting and southern
New Mexico products.
This year’s theme is the 1960s, with displays
and lectures by people who lived in or studied
the decade.
Other events include art, gardening and cook-
ing demonstrations, Zumba and piloxing class-
es, live entertainment, Tai Chi animal meet-
and-greets, health screenings and more.
A Dripping Springs hike is planned for those
who pre-register at (57) 522-3120 or khan-
A talent competition is 1 p.m. Saturday for
individuals or groups ages 50 and older. Entry
fee is $5 (by March 11) at (575) 541-5717.
The Crossroads In Home Care Second
Chance Prom is Saturday night with music by
Frankie from the Bronx Oldies but Goodies
Band. Attire is formal or ’60s-themed (party
crasher) attire. Admission: $15.
Hook & Ladder Firefighter Chili Cook
Off — The annual cook off is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 23, at Wingfield Park in
Ruidoso, N.M. with firefighters battling for the
title of “Best Firefighter Chili in New Mexico.”
Public tasting at noon; winners announced at 3
p.m. Information: (575) 257-4116.
Wheels of Dreams — The Las Cruces
Rodrunners will host its annual show benefiting
the youth of Las Cruces 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, March 23, at the Field of Dreams
Stadium, 250 Tashiro, Las Cruces. The show
features classic cars and hot rods, as well as
raffles, family activities, live music, food ven-
dors and more. Spectator admission is free.
Entry fee for participants: $25 in advance; $30
day of event. No alcohol allowed.
Information/registration (575) 649-9919 or
Pre-registration is 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March
15-22 at Picacho West Mini & RV Storage, 5101
W. Picacho in Las Cruces.
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Mesilla Valley Stamp Show — The show
is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday,
March 30-31, at the Las Cruces Convention
Center, 680 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces.
Admission is free. Information: (575) 202-1937.
Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market
— Arts, crafts, produce, baked goods and
other food items are offered at the market 8
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays
on Griggs Avenue from Water Street to Church
Street. Information: (575) 541-2288 or
Bazaars and fairs
Arts and Craft Fair — El Paso Parks and
Recreation, hosts the fair 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 2, at San Juan Senior Center,
5701 Tamburo Court. Admission is free; ven-
dor space available for $5 a table. Information:
Anna Luisa Benegas or Alejandra Alvarado,
German Spring Bazaar — The German
Catholic Church of Fort Bliss hosts its 10th
annual bazaar 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday,
March 2, at the German Community Center
(Soldatenstube), Building 5095 at Fort Bliss.
Craftspeople will sell various decorations,
handmade greeting cards, quilts, woodcraft and
more. German bratwurst, waffles, beer, coffee,
cakes, pastries and cookies also available.
Admission is free. Information: 568-0259, 568-
4824 or betreuunginelpaso.com. Proceeds ben-
efit projects on both sides of the border.
Fort Bliss Spring Bazaar — The Officer,
Civilian, Spouse Association will host the annual
spring bazaar, “Bliss in Bloom,” Friday through
Sunday, March 8-10, at the Fort Bliss Trading
Post, 1717 Marshall Road, Fort Bliss. VIP
Shopping is 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. Public hours are
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m.
Sunday. Admission is $2. Information:
ocsaspringbazaar@gmail.com or
Provost Gun Show — The El Maida
Provost Guard gun, small antique and
Southwest art show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March
9-10, at the El Maida Shrine, 6331 Alabama.
Admission: $5 ($4 active military and accompa-
nying dependents). Information: 241-1761.
Sun Country Doll Folks — The club’s
39th annual doll show and sale is 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Holiday Inn
Airport, Airway at I-10, exit 25. The event
showcases antique, collectable and modern
dolls, accessories, clothing and other toys. Free
doll appraisals offered. A “doll hospital” is avail-
able on site. Admission: $3 ($1 children).
Information: 637-3438.
North American Wholesale Jewelry &
Gift Show — March 15-17 at El Paso’s
Convention Center, with dealers in beads, fash-
ion jewelry, fine jewelry, handcrafted jewelry,
fashion, accessories, handbags, gift items and
more. Hourly door prizes offered. Hours are
noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets:
$5 at the door. Information: (210) 410-0737 or
Open for wholesale business buyers exclu-
sively 10 a.m. to noon Friday (tax ID required).
Downtown Artist Market — The City of
El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs
Department’s market for area artists are
Saturdays in the Union Plaza District along
Anthony Street. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Space for about 53 artists available each month.
Information: 541-4942.
The March 23 Market will have a “Celebrate
Women’s History Month” theme, with live
music, dance art and poetry, organized by
Latinitas, Mujeres de la Tierra and Girl Scouts
of the Desert Southwest.
For a good cause
‘Tablescapes’ — El Paso Pro-Musica Guild’s
16th annual luncheon features 25 designer-dec-
orated tables March 7-8 at the El Paso
Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place. Each
table is individually decorated by El Paso’s lead-
ing floral designers, interior decorators, party
planners, specialty shops and more. Attendees
vote for their favorite table, with designs rang-
ing from whimsical to sophisticated. Raffle item
donated by Lacy & Co. Proceeds benefit El
Paso Pro-Musica. Information: 833-9400 (Pro-
Musica office), 799-8600 (Judy O’Connor) or
The Ladies’ Nite Out Preview Party is 5:30 to
7:30 p.m. Thursday, with wine and cheese.
Tickets: $25.
Luncheon and auction is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday, with browse time before and after the
meal. RSVP by March 1. Tickets: $40.
Combination ticket for both events: $60.
Celebrity Waiter Spaghetti Dinner —
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center’s
14th annual fundraiser is 6 p.m. Thursday,
March 14, at St. Pius X Parish’s Msgr. Arturo
Banuelas Community Center, 1050 N. Clark, at
Geronimo. Local celebrities, candidates for
office and other politicians will serve as waiters
for a night working for tips. Proceeds benefit
Las Americas’ work with immigrant children,
battered immigrant women and
asylees/refugees. Admission: $45 ($450 table
for 10). One raffle ticket included in ticket
price. Available in advance at 544-5126.
Information: las-americas.org.
Desert View Women Basket Social —
Gift baskets will be raffled at the 13th annual
“Spring Fling” basket social and charity raffle
noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Desert
View United Church of Christ, 11160
Montwood. This year’s theme is “When Irish
Eyes are Smiling.” Refreshments will be served
during intermission. Admission: $5 (includes
chance to win up to 12 gift baskets). Extra tick-
ets are $3. Information: 593-1169.
Dirty Girl Mud Run — The original
women-only national mud run comes to El
Paso Saturday, March 16, at Tactical Ranch,
5300 Hueco Tanks Road, benefiting National
Breast Cancer Foundation. First wave for this
untimed obstacle course for women of all ages
and athletic abilities starts at 8 a.m. with final
wave at 4 p.m. Participants are encouraged to
run in teams, and many teams choose to dress
in costume. There will also be music, food, and
drinks for participants to stay and enjoy after
running. Cost of admission: $85; $100 2 weeks
prior to event. Information: 1-800-370-0179.
Online registration at godirtygirl.com.
El Paso Stroll for Epilepsy — The 3rd
annual walk to raise awareness of epilepsy is 10
a.m. Saturday, March 16, in Cleveland Square
Park, 510 N. Santa Fe, Downtown. Registration
begins at 9 a.m. Cost: $25. Information: 1-888-
548-9716 or elpaso@eftx.org. Online registra-
tion at strollforepilepsy.com.
This year’s event is in partnership with
KidsPalooza, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
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Woman’s Club benefit —The Woman’s
Club of El Paso annual civic benefit luncheon,
“St. Pat’s Party on the Green,” is 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, March 16, at El Paso Country Club,
5000 Country Club Place, with a luncheon,
entertainment, silent auction and prize drawing.
This year’ event benefits Avance. Reservations
required. Ticket information, reservations: 532-
6131 or wcoep.org.
Sunland Derby Gala — Sunland Park
Racetrack & Casino’s 10th annual gala benefit-
ing United Blood Services is 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, March 23, in the Signature
Showroom. Guest speaker is Hines Ward, the
retired Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver and
two-time Super Bowl champion. The event
also features a silent and live auction with Hines
Ward and Pittsburgh Steeler memorabilia.
Tickets: $150 ($1,200 table of 8). Table pur-
chase includes eight passes to the VIP tent at
the Derby on Sunday and VIP parking for the
event. Information:544-5422, ext 164,
lwieland@bloodsystems.org or unitedbloodser-
Ward, considered by some the best wide
receiver in Steeler history, won Dancing with
the Stars in 2011.
The running of the 2013 Sunland Derby and
The Oaks (for fillies) is Sunday, March 24.
Something for everyone
EPCC Spring Arts Festival — The 35th
annual spring festival of performing, visual and
literary arts offers events at various venues of
El Paso Community College throughout the
spring semester. Most events are free.
Information: 831-2461, rguti178@epcc.edu or
• Chucano Exhibition II runs March 11-April
1, in Administrative Services Center Bldg. A,
Auditorium. Reception is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 28,
• QEP Immigration Photography Exhibit runs
throughout the 2012-13 Administrative Year in
Transmountain Campus’s Mall Area.
• Celebration of Dr. Seuss’s Birthday is 8:30
a.m. Tuesday, March 5, in the Northwest
Library Community Literary Center, 6701 S.
• “Do It With Rhythm” presentation is 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in Northwest
Library Community Literary Center.
• Case Closed Jazz Quartet hosts a lecture and
concert with EPCC music instructors Ruben
Gutierrez and Marty Olivas with guests Erik
Unsworth and Ricky Malichi at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 12, in Transmountain Campus
Forum, 9570 Gateway North.
• Gene Keller, poet and folk singer, performs
and recites poems from his new book “Tongue
Tied to the Border” Wednesday, March 13, at
Northwest Campus Cafeteria. (Conchita’s).
Time to be determined.
• Theater inc. presents Nina Gomez and
Danzas Españolas with Ruben Gutierrez, piano
and Tlaloc Polo, guitar, in Spanish Classical and
Flamenco performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday,
March 15, on the Transmountain Campus
• Children’s College Spring Dance Recital is 11
a.m. Saturday, March 16, in the Administrative
Services Center Bldg A Auditorium, 9050
A series of free public clinics and workshops
also Wednesdays in Valle Verde Campus’s
Room A-1201 (unless otherwise listed):
• Billy Bibona Theater Inc. Master Class is 3:30
to 5:30 p.m. March 6.
• “Creating a Demo-Pak for Musicians” with
Billy Townes is 3 to 5 p.m. March 27.
• Voice Master Classes with EPCC Voice
Faculty are 4 to 5 p.m. March 27 and April
‘La Parada’ Kick-Off — The indoor/out-
door Spring Kick Off for the monthly music
series is 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the San
Carlos Building, 501 Texas, with L.I.G.R.E., DJS
Ray Mendoza and Rob Bass, Monoslentas,
Wstrn Plylnd, Cult Heroes and Slime Time.
Admission: $5, ages 18 and older welcome.
Information: facebook/laparadaep.com.
In addition to musical entertainment, artists
Gera Luz and Tino Ortega of Purple Pop-Up
gallery will create art at the event.
La Parada is an ongoing music, art and social
party held the first Friday of the month.
Children’s Disabilities Symposium —
The CDIC Community Parent Resource
Center’s 24th annual symposium, “Journey To
Hope,” is 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Saturday,
March 2, at El Dorado High School, 12401
Edgemere. Master of Ceremonies is U.S. Rep.
Beto O’Rourke. Registration is 7:30 to 8:30
a.m. Intended for adults only; no childcare
available. Cost: $50 social work ethics; $35
professionals; $25 childcare providers; $15 stu-
dents and parents of children with disabilities.
Information: 217-2747.
Keynote speaker is writer and speaker Josh
Hanagarne, who learned to deal with
Tourette’s Syndrome.
Little Miss Earth Border Cities — The
pageant for young El Paso girls aspiring to be a
role model and leader among girls their age and
to their community is 2 p.m. Saturday, March
2, at Woman’s Club of El Paso, 1400 N. Mesa.
Registration, information: 999-1781, 309-2576
or missbordercityqueen@gmail.com.
Categories are “Little” (age 5 to 8), “Junior”
(age 8 to 9) and “Pre-Teen” (11 to 13).
Orange and Blue Day — Future Miners
will have the opportunity to learn about the
academic programs and support services
offered at UTEP during the University’s 3rd
Orange and Blue Day 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 2, at UTEP’s Union Building,
East. Guests can visit with representatives from
admissions, financial aid, or from each of our
seven academic colleges. Guided walking tour
from current UTEP Miners. Admission is free
for all high school students, transfer students
and their families. Information: Mallory
Driggers, 747-5890 or
Citizenship classes — Diocesan Migrant &
Refugee Services, Inc. and Desert View United
Church of Christ, will host citizenship classes 6
to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, starting March 4, at the
church at 11160 Montwood. Classes run for 11
weeks, with another class offered on Saturdays
starting in April. Information: Annette Wagner,
Meditation Workshops — El Paso Parks
and Recreation Department offers several free
Meditation Courses at various Senior Centers
over the coming weeks directed by William
Smith. Smith (U.S. Army Lt. Col., ret.) current-
ly directs the Darshan Meditation Camp, a
summer camp for children, and assists in man-
aging a meditation retreat center near
Washington D.C. Information: 544-0753.
• 10 a.m. Monday, March 4, at Eastside, 3200
Fierro, 591-4292
• 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, at South El
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San Elizario Art District — Several gal-
leries and artist studios are located along
Main Street near the San Elizario Plaza on
the Mission Trail. Page 21.
• March 1: First Friday ArtWalk, live enter-
tainment at Bandido Cantina and Ghost Tour
• April 27-28: The 22nd annual First
Thanksgiving Historic Reenactment and
Celebration of Cultures.
Kidspalooza’ — El Paso Symphony
Orchestra hosts the 6th annual family art and
music festival March 16 throughout
Downtown, with a special appearance by
Sesame Street superstar Elmo, kiddie rides,
monster trucks, and an El Paso Symphony
Orchestra performance. Page 2 and 4.
EPSYO and EPSO ‘Side-by-Side’ Concert is
March 17 at the Plaza Theatre.
Downtown Artist Market — El Paso
Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s
market for area artists is Saturdays in the
Union Plaza District. Page 47.
Celebrate Women’s History Month March
23 with free crafts and gardening activity.
Spring Arts Festival — El Paso
Community College’s annual festival of visual
and performing arts runs through May 8
with events on all campuses. Page 29.
EPCC drama department’s production of
“Godspell” is Feb. 28-March 8 in the
Transmountain Forum Theater.
Home and Garden Expo — The 14th
annual expo is March 1-3 at the El Paso
Convention Center with more than 150 area
companies display the latest products and
services for homeowners. Page 30.
Crossland Gallery — Showing March 1-23
in El Paso Art Association’s galleries is the
annual Colors of Spring Art Show and Sale
with works by more than 42 artists. Gala
opening is March 1. Page 34.
Arts of March 2013 — Rio Bravo
Watercolorists’ annual juried exhibition is
March 3-30 at International Museum of Art
with opening reception and silent auction
March 3. Page 34.
Free art lessons are March 10 (Wet in Wet
Watercolor Painting), March 17 (Brush
Calligraphy) and March 24 (Negative
Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the
Visual Arts — Showing through March 15
at the UTEP center are “Avenue Patrice
Lumumba,” “Magnificent Warning” and
“Stardust: Memories of the Calle Mariscal.”
Page 9.
Craft-O-Rama fine arts family day is March
9 with live music and hands-on projects.
‘The Barber of Seville’ — El Paso Opera
closes its season with Rossini’s comic opera
at March 14 and 16, at Abraham Chavez
Theatre. Page 24.
Sunland Winery — The winery at Art &
Frame Mfg. in Sunland Park hosts its Spring
Wine Art Market March 15-16 with a St.
Patrick’s Day celebration, free wine tastings,
local artist market, live music on the patio
and painting and tasting class with Deana
Hicks. Page 45.
Magoffin Home State Historic Site —
The home will offer free outdoor fun activi-
ties March 16 as part of Kidspalooza. Tours
offered at a special rate that day. Page 16.
El Paso Exploreum —The city’s first “liv-
ing laboratory” museum for children pre-
sented by Lynx Exhibits is now open with
High Tech Hot Spot, Airport Adventure, Old
El Paso Village, STEAM Ahead and more.
The Exploreum will take part in Kidspalooza
March 16 with an “Enchanted Forest,” free
parking lot events and discounted museum
admission. Page 22.
El Paso Convention and Performing Arts
Centers — Page 31.
• “Menopause The Musical” is March 19-20
and Michael Flatley’s “Lord of the Dance” is
March 24 at the Plaza Theatre.
• Sesame Street Live “Can’t Stop Singing” is
March 28-31 at Abraham Chavez Theatre.
Hal Marcus Gallery — Showing through
April 30 is “3 Generations,” works by El
Paso artists: Fern Thurston, Eugene
Thurston and Holly Cox. An ARTalk is
Thursday, March 21. Page 6.
Monica Gomez hosts a free “Write Off The
Walls” workshop March 21.
Sunland Derby — The 11th running of the
2013 Sunland Derby and The Oaks (for fil-
lies) is March 24 at Sunland Park Race Track
and Casino in Sunland Park. Page 13.
De Franco Designs — The jewelry store’s
grand opening is March 29 with Let’s
Dance, Marcelo Rod-Che y Friends and trop-
ical salsa music. Page. 18.
‘Swan Lake’ — El Paso Youth Ballet and
UTEP present the classic Tchaikovsky ballet
April 5-7, at Magoffin Auditorium. Page 3.
Fashion Show and luncheon — The Lady
Shriners hosts the fundraising luncheon April
13, at El Maida Shrine Auditorium with fash-
ions, designers, silent auction, opportunity
drawings and more. Page 27.
Adrian Perez ‘Harp Haven’ —The harpist
presents a “journey of folk-art tradition of
the harp” April 13 at La Tierra Cafe as part
of their Café Dinner Show Concert Season.
Page 31.
The café’s next show is a Juan Gabriel
Tribute May 11.
Southern New Mexico
Silver City MainStreet — The First Friday
“Birthday Celebration” is March 1 honoring
downtown businesses. Super Saturday
downtown events begin April 13. Page 10.
Cowboy Days — The 14th annual celebra-
tion of Southwest pioneer heritage is March
2-3, at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch
Heritage Museum in Las Cruces. Page 17.
Las Cruces Arts Fair — Doña Ana Arts
Council’s 3rd annual regional juried fine arts
event is March 16-17 in the Las Cruces
Convention Center. VIP preview night is
March 15. Page 27.
Silver City Clay Festival — The “down to
earth” art fest is Aug. 2-4, throughout his-
toric Downtown Silver City with art shows,
clay workshops, demonstrations and lec-
tures. Page 26.
Scene Spotlight highlights events
advertised in this issue.
Page 9 March 2013 El Paso Scene
Paso, 600 S. Ochoa, 577-9870
• 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, at Polly
Harris, 650 Wallenberg, 581-9525
• 10:15 a.m. Thursday, March 7, at
Grandview, 3134 Jefferson, 566-1217
• 9:45 a.m. Friday, March 8, at Father
Martinez, 9311 Alameda, 860-9131
• 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, at Happiness,
563 N. Carolina, 592-8710
• 10 a.m. Thursday, March 14, at Wellington
Chew, 4430 Maxwell, 757-2523
• 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, San Juan,
701 Tamburo, 772-8365.
‘Chemistry of Delicious’ — Mt. Franklin
Christian Academy science students present
demonstrations, exhibits and tastings inspired
by chemistry in food preparation 6:30 to 7:30
p.m. Thursday, March 7, in the academy gym-
nasium, 201 E. Sunset. Science and arts proj-
ects will be exhibited along with the “Science
of Reading” Scholastic Book Fair. Admission: $1.
Information: 581-4487 or 490-1797.
Catholic Charismatic Healing
Conference — Open Arms Community
hosts the conference, “Empowered by Faith”
March 8-9 at Las Alas Center, 501 E. Paisano,
with featured speakers Father Enrique Lopez
Escalera of the Lzas Cruces Diocese and Jim
Murphy of Spring Lake, Michigan, international
leader in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.
Both are well known for ministries of preaching
and healing. Program begins at 7 p.m. Friday
with personal testimonies by each speaker and
main talks on Saturday. Events end Saturday at
7 p.m. with a Celebration of the Eucharist and
Healing Service.
Registration: $20 (free for clergy); walk-ins
welcome. Some scholarships and discounts
available for those in need. Information/credit
card registration: 595-0589.
El Paso native Lopez serves as pastor of two
parishes in Deming. Murphy is the founder of
Vera Cruz Communications, a non-profit
organization promoting Catholic teaching and
evangelization. In 1992, he undertook a 4,200-
mile, 18-month journey on foot across
America, carrying a 6-foot cross to promote
prayer and evangelization.
Women’s Hall of Fame — The El Paso
Commission for Women’s 24th annual Hall of
Fame induction banquet and ceremonies begin
at 6 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the Wyndham
Airport Hotel, 2027 Airway. Proceeds benefit
scholarships for young women. Tickets: $75
($750 table for 10). Information: Lily Limon,
593-1616 or elpasowomen.org.
This year’s inductees are Marcia Hatfield
Daudistel (Arts); Diane Flanagan (Civic
Leadership), Irma Estrada (Education), MG
Heidi V. Brown (Military), Terri W. Wyatt
(Professional, Business), Margarita Sánchez
(Public Service), Dr. Barbara M. Reeves
(Science/Health) and Mary Jo Ponsford Melby
‘Knitting Without Boundaries’ — El
Paso Knitting Guild hosts classes with
Southwest fiber artist Valentina Devine 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10, at
Casitas Coronado Clubhouse, 5730 Mira Sierra
Lane. Devine will teach two one-day knitting
classes: “Freeform Knitting” and “Color Change
Shells.” Cost: $50 one class; $75 for both ($25
deposit due with registration). Class size limit-
ed; early registration strongly encouraged.
Information: 231-6590 or
Latinitas — The nonprofit dedicated to
empowering Latina youth offers regular cre-
ative expression workshops, exhibits and more.
Headquarters are at
1359 Lomaland, #502. Information: 219-8554,
latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or LasLatinitas.org.
• Creative Chicas Club afterschool programs
are 4 to 5:45 p.m. Fridays through May 17 at
Judge Marquez Library, 610 N. Yarbrough,
Esperanza Acosta Library, 12480 Pebble Hills,
and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Clardy Fox Library,
5515 Robert Alva, for girls in grades 4-8. Girls
participate in art, creative writing, photography,
film-making and theater.
• Be YOUnique self-esteem and wellness
workshop for girls ages 10-15 is 10:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Branigan
Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho in Las Cruces.
• Creative Chicas Saturday Camp is 12:30 to
2:30 p.m. the second Saturday of the month
(March 9) at Judge Marquez Library. Girls in
grades 4-8 meet monthly for multimedia arts
• A Women’s History Month Art Block Party is
1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Loft Light
Studio, 315 S. El Paso Street. Girls are invited
to collaborate with artists from Urban Artfitters
to create a group art mural.
• The “Through Her Eyes” Photography
Exhibit runs through March at the Main Public
Library, 501 N. Oregon, showcasing the pho-
tography from Latinitas after-school clubs.
Project MOVE — UTEP’s Center for Civic
Engagement’s 4th annual Project MOVE (Miner
Opportunities for Volunteer Experiences) Day
is Saturday, March 9. Volunteers will experi-
ence the importance of civic engagement, lead-
ership, and service. Information on projects:
747-5076 or projectmove.utep.edu.
During last year’s event, more than 1,000 vol-
unteers from UTEP’s students, staff, faculty and
alumni performed numerous hours of service in
the El Paso community.
ALFC Spring Conference — Abundant
Living Faith Center’s annual convention,
“Thrive,” is March 12-17 at 1000 Valley Crest.
Presentations are 7 p.m. Tuesday through
Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.
and 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Spanish translation,
nursery, preschool and children’s church pro-
vided. Information: 532-8543 or alfc.com.
Bill Weise — The author of “23 Minutes in
Hell” will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday and
Wednesday, March 12-13, at Word of Life
Church, 11675 Pratt. Admission is free.
Information: 855-9673 or tbm.org.
‘Beyond the Basics: Lecture Series —
The El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study
Center, 715 N. Oregon, presents its “Beyond
the Basics: Lecture Series,” a continuation of
last year’s series, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. one
Thursday each month, through May 23. The
March 14 topic is “Women in the Holocaust,”
as part of Women’s History Month.
Admission is free; RSVP requested.
Information: 351-0048, ext. 28 or jamie@elpa-
Power of Action II —The Dream Makers
99 Success Seminar is 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 16, at Radisson Airport, 1770
Airway. Cost is $175 ($155 if registered by Feb.
11); includes lunch and seminar materials).
Keynote speaker is Mark Victor Hansen, a suc-
cessful entrepreneur and co-author of the
“Chicken Soup for the Soul” book series.
dreammakers99.com/mvh or 595-1307.
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Babysitter’s Training — American Red
Cross hosts Babysitter’s Training 9 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. Friday, March 22, at the chapter offices at
3620 Admiral. Participants learn about leader-
ship, the business of babysitting including pric-
ing, how to care for kids from 0-10, safety
skills, first aid, and more. Cost: $85.
Information/registration: 1-800-733-2767, #3
or redcross.org/babysitting.
XIX Reunion Nacional Al-Anon para
Hijos Adultos de Alcoholicos USA —
The annual meeting for Adult Children of
Alcoholics looking for recovery from the effects
of living with alcoholic parents thru Al-Anon
Family Groups hosts a series of Spanish-lan-
guage speakers sharing experiences 5 to 8 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to
noon Sunday, March 22-24, at Radisson Hotel
El Paso Airport, 1770 Airway. Simultaneous
translation to English offered. Admission is free
for newcomers; $25 Al-Anon members.
Information: 526-9143 or rnalanonhijosadulto-
Science Cafe — NMSU Extension Service
Vegetable Specialist Dr. Stephanie Walker will
discuss “How to Measure Hotness; What
Makes One Chile Hot and Another One Not”
at the El Paso Water Utilities’ monthly science
discussion 10:30 to noon Saturday, March 23,
at TecH20 Water Resource Learning Center,
10751 Montana. Refreshments provided.
Admission is free. Information/registration:
621-2000 or tech2o.org/events.
Scenic Sundays — Walkers, runners,
cyclists and skaters are invited to enjoy Scenic
Drive, from Rim Road to Richmond, free of
traffic 7 a.m. to noon Sundays. Dogs on leash
permitted. Admission is free. Information: 541-
4416 or district2@elpasotexas.gov.
Free tax preparation — AARP Foundation
offers free tax preparation for individuals with
low or moderate income 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
through April 15 selected El Paso Parks and
Recreation Senior Centers. Information: 544-
• Memorial, 1800 Byron, Mondays and
Wednesdays. Information: 562-4260.
• Wellington Chew, 4430 Maxwell, Tuesdays.
• Hilos de Plata,4451 Delta, Tuesdays.
Information: 533-3207.
• Eastside, 3200 Fierro, Wednesdays and
Fridays. Information: 591-4292.
After School Fall Program— The City of
El Paso Parks and Recreation Department’s
2012-2013 After School Program continues
through the school year at local recreation cen-
ters and selected EPISD and YISD elementary
schools throughout the city. The program runs
from school dismissal time to 6 p.m. and is
open to age 6-12. Information/list of centers:
544-0753. Register online at
Bridge leagues - Duplicate bridge events
are hosted at Decker Bridge Center, Unit 159,
2216 East Yandell. Admission: $6. Information:
544-6565 or elpasobridge.com. Managers:
Peggy Craig, 581-0371 or Jack Neumann, 204-
El Paso Night Shift Nights — The weekly
car and motorcycle club showcase is 8 p.m.
Wednesdays, at Fox Plaza (back parking lot),
5559 Alameda. The family event food, live
music, jumping balloons and cars and motorcy-
cles of many types. No alcohol allowed.
Admission: $3 per person or car; free for ages
12 and younger. Information: 779-8424.
Etiquette classes — Joann Wardy School of
Etiquette and Enrichment offers various classes
taught by Wardy, an etiquette consultant with
more than 25 years of experience. Call or
email for schedule: 355-0992 or joan-
GED classes — High School Equivalency
Program and UTEP host free GED classes for
migrant and seasonal farmwork families
Mondays through Fridays at UTEP’s Graham
Hall, Room 206, 500 W. University. Class times
are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; or 9 a.m. to noon and
3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday (flex times).
Open enrollment. Information: 747-5567 and
UFO Discussion Group – The video/inter-
net topic discussion group meets 1:30 to 4 p.m.
the second Saturday of each month (March 9)
at the Cielo Vista Public Library, 1300 Hawkins,
to share stories, ask questions and meet with
others of similar interests in and informal, open
forum setting. All meetings are free and open
to the public. Information: Rita P. Freeman,
755-0473 or w717688@yahoo.com.
Spring break programs
Exploreum Spring Break Camps — The
museum at 300-320 W. San Antonio (south of
Convention Center), hosts spring break camps
for ages 6-12 Monday through Friday, March
18-22. Six-year-olds must be in first grade.
Registration deadline is March 8. Admission:
$100 per camp (includes light snacks and bev-
erage). Bring a sack lunch and water bottle.
Multiple child discounts available. Information:
533-4330. Register online at elpasoex-
• Alternative Energy is 9 a.m. to noon. Learn
about the Earth’s environment and the impor-
tance of going green. See static electricity
demonstrations, make Earth-friendly crafts and
play Earth-Opoly.
• World Crafts is 1 to 4 p.m. Explore five dif-
ferent cultures from around the globe and
make art and craft projects that express each
unique culture.
Latinitas Spring Break Camp — Latinitas
hosts its multimedia arts camp for girls in
grades 4-8 Monday through Friday March 18-
22 at Latinitas Headquarters, 1359 Lomaland,
#502. Campers learn to create original photo-
graphs, poems, arts and crafts, audio pieces,
essays, designs and short movies. Pre-registra-
tion required, as space is limited Cost: $15 per
day; limited number of scholarships available.
Cost: $15 per day. Information: 219-8554 or
latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com. Web:
El Paso Museum of Art Camp — The
museum’s 2012 Spring Break art camp classes
are Tuesday through Friday March 19-22. Pre-
registration required by March 13. Classes are
$75 ($60 museum members). Those attending
full-day should bring a brown-bag lunch; super-
vision during lunch provided for additional cost
of $5 per child. Information/registration: 532-
1707, ext. 65 or 27, or
Morning classes are 9:30 a.m. to noon and
include Color Camp (age 9-12) and Pet
Companions (age 6-8).
Afternoon classes are 1 to 3:30 p.m. and
include Pet Companions (age 6-8) and
Watercolor Painting (age 9-12).
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Fort Bliss
Anyone entering Fort Bliss must have a valid
driver’s license, car insurance and registration.
Check beforehand to see which gates are open
to the public. The Robert E. Lee Gate at
Airport and Airway is usually always open.
Old Fort Bliss — Building 5051, corner of
Pershing and Pleasanton Roads, Fort Bliss. The
Old West days of the “Soldiers of the Pass” are
relived through replicas of the original adobe
fort buildings and military artifacts,
Magoffinsville Post 1854 to 1868. Admission:
free. Hours: Daily 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Information: 568-3137.
AFTB Basket Bingo - The Fort Bliss Army
Family Team Building Program hosts basket
bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Army
Community Service, featuring Longaberger bas-
kets filled with gifts. Drawings and door prizes
for other donated items also offered. Doors
open at 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit AFTB child-
care and incentive program. The public is invit-
ed. Tickets: $15 in advance; space is limited.
Advance tickets available at ACS Building, 2494
Ricker. Information: 569-5500 or
Fort Bliss Easter events — The following
events are planned in celebration of Easter at
Fort Bliss. Information: blissmwr.com.
• Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt — Fort Bliss Rod
and Gun Club, Bldg. 3730 Roy Johnson Lane,
hosts an evening Easter egg hunt at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, March 15, with egg dyeing, fact paint-
ing and an after-dark egg hunt. Bring a flash-
light. Information: 565-4867.
• Easter Eggstravaganza - The annual family
concert and parade, Fairy Tale Fun, is noon to
4 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at Biggs Park,
11388 Sgt. Major Blvd., with photos with the
Easter Bunny and a concert with Secret Agent
23 Skidoo. Games and crafts offered for nomi-
nal fee; proceeds benefit the FRG’s unit fund.
No glass containers, pets or alcohol. Parade
begins at 11:45 a.m. Admission is free.
Information: 588-8247.
• The Centennial Club’s Easter brunch buffet
is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at
Building 11199 Sgt. E. Churchill. Reservations
required. The Easter Bunny and that “Silly Old
Bear” from the Hundred Acre Wood will be
present for pictures and visits with guests.
Cost: $18.95 ($9.50 for children ages 5-10, and
free for children ages 4 and under).
Information/reservations: 744-1171.
St. Patty’s Day Run - Fort Bliss’s 6-Mile
race sponsored by USAA is 8 a.m. Saturday,
March 16, at Soto Physical Fitness Center.
20751 Constitution at Fort Bliss. Open to the
entire community. Early registration (by March
13) free for active-duty military assigned to
Fort Bliss ; $20 for all other runners. Late regis-
tration 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. on site is an additional
$10 for all runners. Registration open at both
Stout and Soto PFCs and online at active.com.
Information: 744-5794.
Fort Bliss Rod & Gun Club — Rifle and
pistol shooting competitions are held almost
every weekend at the Fort Bliss Rod & Gun
Club. To get there: Take Railroad Drive to
Deer; turn right. Information: 568-2983.
Chuckwagon BBQ events are 4 to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesdays. Cost: $6-$11.
Military Council of Catholic Women —
The MCCW of Fort Bliss meets 8:45 to 11:30
a.m. every Friday (except holiday weekends) at
Building #449 on Fort Bliss. Meetings begin
with Rosary followed by Bible studies or Saint
discussions, rosary making/preemie caps/prayer
shawls and fellowship. Each week is different
after Rosary is said. Information: 755-9694 or
(Jenny Barry) at GODMCCW@gmail.com.
Club news
Germania Club of El Paso —The month-
ly luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 1, at
the Soldatenstube (German Club), Robert E.
Lee Road, Building 5095, Fort Bliss.
Reservations: 595-1108 or 755-5471.
Cathedral Alumni Association — The
alumni association, LQVQ, will meet at 8:30
a.m. Saturday, March 2, in Cathedral High
School auditorium, 1309 N. Stanton. Guest
speaker is UTEP head football coach Sean
Kugler. Breakfast available for $5. Information:
581-0893 (Any Portillo) or
Macintosh Users Group — The El Paso
Macintosh Users Group is open to anyone
interested in Apple Macintosh computers. The
group’s monthly meeting and demonstration is
9:30 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of the
month at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church basement,
1000 Montana (enter in alley). Admission is free
for visitors. Information: 239-7846 or
Project Linus — The national non-profit
charitable group, which has donated thousands
blankets and afghans to seriously ill and/or trau-
matized children of the El Paso area, meets
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each
month (March 2) at University Presbyterian
Church, 244 Resler. New volunteers, including
knitters, crocheters, quilters sewers and non-
sewers always welcome. Donations of yarn,
cloth and other supplies welcome. Information:
781-0220 or projectlinuselpaso@yahoo.com.
Singles in the Son - The group develops
friendships among Christian singles ages 25 to
45. All denominations are welcome.
Membership is free. Information: Andy, 471-
1997 or SinglesInTheSon@yahoo.com.
Saturday events subject to change.
• March 2: Dinner and El Paso Rhinos
• March 9: Dinner and a movie
• March 16: Dinner and pool
• March 23: Dinner and dancing
• March 30: House Party.
Doña Ana Camera Club — The club
meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of
the month Southwest Environmental Center,
275 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces.
Meetings offer technical presentations, friendly
suggestions for improving member photos,
travelogues, networking, and other activities.
Meetings are free and open to all interested
photographers. Information: (575) 524-1288 or
• March 5: Doña Ana Camera member Epp
Harmon will present “Four Seasons in Estonia.”
• March 19: Ali Keye’s “Passion,”and Pat
Hulser’s “10 minutes with Annie Leibowitz.”
Both programs highlight individuals who have
had great influence on photography. Camera
club members also will show their photographs
demonstrating “Natural or Manmade
Woodworkers Club of El Paso —The
club’s monthly meeting is 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday,
March 5, at 3228 Sacramento (back of build-
ing). Dave Brown will demonstrate techniques
in woodturning. A members’ show-and-tell
segment follows. Admission is free.
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Information: 760-6536 or 564-5915.
Westside Welcome Club —The group is
open to both newcomers and long-time resi-
dents. Information: westsidewelcomeclub.com.
The club’s free monthly newcomers’ coffee is
10 a.m. Friday, March 8, at 4 Cielo Lindo
Drive in Anthony, N.M.. Information: 637-2883.
The club’s March luncheon is 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 13, at Billy Crews, 1200
Country Club. Vicki Mihalyov of Healthy U
Wellness Center will speak on Healthy
Gourmet Cooking for Weight Loss. Socializing
begins at 11 a.m. Cost: $20. Information/reser-
vations: 845-1896.
Borderland IONS — The Borderlands
IONS (Institute of Noetic Sciences) Community
Group meets 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at
Doris Van Doren Library Branch, 551 Redd.
Guest speaker Helen Edwards will talk about
the Enneagram as a tool for spiritual work.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Information: 526-6297 or noetic.org.
Senior Luncheon — The El Paso Chapter
of The Links, Inc. hosts its free senior luncheon
noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at El Paso
Community College Administrative Services
Center, 9050 Viscount. RSVP requested by Feb.
28. Information: Shirley Hunt, 261-9699 or Lisa
Lee, 241-6046.
Norwegian Society of Texas — The
Society’s Sol Hjem Chapter in El Paso hosts its
anniversary meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday, March
10, at the home of the current chapter presi-
dent. Information: Lilam 449-6757.
The society hosts several Norwegian-oriented
programs throughout the year and is open to
anyone of Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or
Finnish descent or birth, are married to one of
the above, are interested in NST objectives, or
who make an annual donation.
El Paso Mission Trail Association — The
association meets 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday,
March 12, at their offices at 9065 Alameda (at
Zaragosa). New volunteers welcome.
Information: 790-0661, 851-9997 or Jackie at
epmissiontrailassociation@gmail.com. Web:
Assistance League of El Paso — The
league meets 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 14,
at the chapter house at 2728 E. Yandell. All
ladies interested in volunteering and giving back
to the community are invited. New members
always welcome. Information: 478-0995.
Military Order of the World Wars —
The El Paso Chapter the Military Order of the
World Wars host its monthly luncheon at 11
a.m. Saturday, March 16, at Underwood Golf
Course, 3191 Coe, Fort Bliss. Massing of the
Colors for April 6 will be discussed.
Information: 755-4038.
L’Alliance Française d’El Paso — The
group promotes French culture and offers fran-
cophiles the opportunity to use the French lan-
guage in a variety of activities. Information:
585-1789, 355-4598 (Spanish), afofelpaso.com
or on facebook at AllianceFranciaseElPaso.
French films with English subtitle will be pre-
sented at two El Paso Library branches in
March; call for schedule.
The latest session of French classes begin
April 1; placement tests will be done online or
during the first day of class. Open enrollment
for advanced French and special classes for
French teachers. Participants may join anytime.
El Paso Northeast Quilters Guild —
Regular monthly meetings are 7 to 9 p.m. the
second Thursday of the month, at Trinity
Presbyterian Church, 8001 Magnetic (at
Titanic). Social time and setup begin at 6:30
p.m. Information: 751-2132 (leave message).
El Paso Philatelic Society —The stamp
club meets 7 to 9 p.m. the second Tuesday of
every month at St. Clement’s Episcopal
Church, 810 N. Campbell (at Montana).
Visitors always welcome; admission is free for
first-time visitors. Information: 345-7771 or
International Coin Club — El Paso’s only
coin club meets at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first
Monday of the month at Travelodge-La
Hacienda, 6400 Montana. Meetings include
educational presentations and an auction of
materials submitted by members. Visitors
always welcome, and admission free for first-
time visitors. Information: 533-6001 or elpaso-
Area attractions
Western Playland — The amusement park
is at 1249 Futurity Dr. in Sunland Park, N.M.
across from the racetrack. Tickets: $17.70, plus
tax (pay one price); $5 non-rider admission.
Individual ride tickets are $2. Information: (575)
589-3410 or westernplayland.com. Take
Sunland Park Exit 13 from I-10.
March hours are 2 to 7 p.m. Sundays and 2 to
9 p.m. Saturdays, Wednesday through Friday,
March 20-22 and Friday, March 29.
Opening mid-May is the park’s newest roller
coaster, The Hurricane.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino —
The casino offers slot machines, and video-
machine versions of poker, keno and other
games. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday
through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday
and Saturday. Lounge is open, with live enter-
tainment and dancing, until 2 a.m. weekends.
The live racing season runs through April
16. Live racing is Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and
Sunday. Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m.
everyday. General admission and parking are
free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-
Indian Cliffs Ranch —The working cattle
ranch in Fabens offers a children’s zoo, buffalo,
longhorns, deer, rattlesnake pit, movie sets and
the Fort Apache playground. It’s also home to
the famous Cattleman’s Steakhouse.
Information: (915) 544-3200 or cattle-
Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery
— 430 La Viña Road (off NM 28 between
markers 8 and 9), in Chamberino, N.M. Tasting
room open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through
Monday. Live music most Saturdays.
Information: (915) 241-4349 or sombraan-
Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305
Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta
Mission. The center features a museum on the
Tigua tribe. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is free.
Information: 859-7700, ysletadelsurpueblo.org.
Native American Dances are performed 11:30
a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Fresh Indian bread is on sale at the center,
which also offers family-operated gift shops,
feature jewelry, pottery and other crafts.
Wyler Aerial Tramway — Texas’ only pub-
licly accessible mountain tramway gives passen-
gers a view of 7,000 square miles from Ranger
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Peak, elevation 5,632 feet. Cost is $7 for adults
and $4 for children 12 years and under. Tickets
sales stop one hour before closing. Hours are
noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday through
Thursday. Information: 566-6622.
To get there: Take Alabama to McKinley and
turn toward the mountain.
La Viña Winery — New Mexico’s oldest
winery is just across the state line from El Paso,
at 4201 S. NM Highway 28, one mile north of
Vinton Road. Information: (575) 882-7632 or
The tasting room and patio are open for sales
and tasting of wines from 12 to 5 p.m.
Thursday through Tuesday (closed
Wednesdays). Tasting fee is $5. A daily tour is
offered at 11:30 a.m. by appointment only; the
$10 fee includes tasting.
San Elizario Historic District — The dis-
trict at 1500 Main Street in San Elizario on the
Mission Trail features four art galleries, seven
artists studio/galleries, three gift shops, the
Historic San Elizario Chapel, the Portales
Museum and the Veteran’s Museum. Most loca-
tions open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 851-0041,
594-8424 or SanElizarioHistoricDistrict.com.
Self-guided walking tours and guided tour of
17 historical sites also offered, including the
Chapel, Old El Paso County Jail (where Billy
the Kid broke out a friend in 1876). Free guides
available at all galleries and museum.
Zin Valle Vineyards — 7315 Hwy 28 in
Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259). Free tast-
ings are noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday.
Information: 877-4544 or zinvalle.com.
Free Music Sundays are 1 to 4 p.m. selected
Sundays featuring local talent. Bring a picnic.
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UTEP Department of Music —
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. at Fox Fine Arts
Recital Hall, except as noted. Tickets for most
performances are $5 general admission
(Ticketmaster). Student, senior, military and
faculty/staff and children’s discounts may apply.
Ticket information: 747-5606 or
• Thursday, March 7 — UTEP Glee Clubs
• Friday, March 8 — University Chorale
• Thursday, March 28 — UTEP Symphony
• Thursday, April 4 — UTEP Symphony
Time for Three - El Paso Pro-Musica pres-
ents the classically trained garage band 7:30
p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at Scottish Rite
Temple. The trio of musicians began playing
together for fun while students at Curtis
Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Tickets: $25
($20 seniors and military; $5 students).
Information: 833-9400 or eppm.org.
NMSU Department of Music — Recitals
are in the Atkinson Music Recital Hall at
NMSU. Showtime for most events it 7:30 p.m.,
unless otherwise listed. Information: (575) 646-
2421 or nmsu.edu/~music/.
• NMSU Jazz Band performs Friday, March 8.
• Day of Percussion begins at 8 a.m. Saturday,
March 9.
• Piano Studio Recital is Sunday, March 10.
• The NMSU Symphonic Band and NMSU
Wind Symphony perform Monday, March 11.
• The NMSU Choir presents Contemporary
Choral Masterworks is 7:30 p.m. Friday and 3
p.m. Saturday, March 15-16. Tickets: $10
• Faculty Duo Piano Recital is Monday, March
‘The Barber of Seville’ — El Paso Opera
closes its season with Rossini’s comic opera at
7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, March 14
and 16, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets:
$40, $55, $70, $85 and $90 (available at ticket-
master.com). Information: 581-5534 or
The cast is led by Vanessa Cariddi as Rosina,
Michael Chioldi as Figaro and Melissa Parks as
Berta. Cariddi, mezzo-soprano, made her pro-
fessional operatic main stage debut at the
Metropolitan Opera, and her title role debut in
Carmen with New York City Opera. Chioldi,
baritone, has sung a wide variety of operas
with New York City Opera.
El Paso Wind Symphony — The sympho-
ny performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, at
UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets
$12.50 (Ticketmaster). Information: 760-5599
or elpasowindsymphony.com.
Chamber Music Consortium of the
Southwest — Music Forum El Paso presents
the free concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March
17, at the El Paso Museum of Art. Information:
EPSYO and EPSO ‘Side-by-Side’
Concert — More than 350 performers from
El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras and El
Paso Symphony combine forces at the 6th
annual performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, March
17, at the Plaza Theatre, in conjunction with
Downtown KidsPalooza. Tickets: $10-$32.
Information: 525-8978 or epsyos.org.
Gustav Holst’s “The Planets” will be the fea-
tured work. Flutist Gabriel Gutierrez will per-
form Mozart’s “Concerto for Flute and
Orchestra in G Major.”
EPSYOs Young Artist Piano
Competition — El Paso Symphony Youth
Orchestras hosts its inaugural competition for
pianists Monday and Tuesday, March 18-19, at
Radford School, 2001 Radford Street. Pianists
ages of 7 to 18 living within 100 miles of the El
Paso city limits are eligible to compete.
Information and complete competition rules
available online at epsyos.org. Information: 525-
La Catrina String Quartet - Grant
County Community Concert Association pres-
ents the classical quartet with a Latin flavor at
7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at WNMU Fine
Arts Center Theater in Silver City. Admission:
$20 ($5 students 17 and younger). Information:
(575) 538-5862 or gcconcerts.org.
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One of the most successful movies of the past decade was “The Passion.”
Why did millions see a movie that everyone admitted was an intense, gut-
wrenching film that left the audience exhausted? Maybe it was because
“The Passion” was about pain with a purpose. As hard as it was to
watch these scenes of torture and crucifixion, we knew that this
sacrifice also brought hope and redemption.
Suffering must be faced head-on if we’re to learn from it.
By examining the problems of our past and making sense of them, we
redeem our own pain. We often need guidance in this process, which is
where counseling can help.
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Gimnasio de Bachilleres del Parque
Central —Main entrance is on Pedro
Meneses Hoyos street, south side of western
section of park.
Esperanza Azteca symphony concert is at 7
p.m. Thursday, March 21. Tickets are 100
pesos, available at donboleton.com and box
Alianza Francesa de Cd. Juárez — Calle
Tlaxcala #2644 Col. Margaritas (at Ignacio
Ramirez). Admission is free. Information:
6391011 (Barbara Cousin) or
• 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, 15 and 29: French
movie shown with Spanish subtitles. Bring food
and drink to share.
• 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23: Francofiny
feast and kermess. Bring food or beverage .
Casa de la Renovacion — Faraday and
Industrias Avenue, Bermudez Industrial Park.
The “Cambio Generacional” conference is at 6
p.m. Friday, March 1. Call for admission cost:
El Rincon De Ana Lucia — Blvd Tomas
Fernandez 8215-2A (lower level in front of
Torres Campestre building). The restaurant and
gallery is owned by artist Eli Morales.
• Monthly cocktail artist reception is at 6 p.m.
Friday, March 1, with oil painter Eugenia Ayon.
• “Desert Echoes” collective exhibition and
sale is outside, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 2.
Tecnologico de Monterrey — Tomas
Fernandez Boulevard and Av. de las Industrias,
entrance to Campos Eliseos zone.
Cultural Fest is Friday and Saturday, March 1-
2, with participants from various regions of
Mexico. Information: tecdae.com.
Friday: Monologues Fest is at 6 p.m. and
Dance Fest is at 8 p.m.
Saturday: Song Fest is at 6 p.m.
Auditorio Civico Municipal Benito
Juárez —Calle Ignacio Ramirez and Vicente
Guerrero, across from Parque Borunda.
• The children’s play “Beauty and the Beast”
will be performed at 12:30, 3 and 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 3.
• Dr. Francisco de Zatarain, a nationally recog-
nized expert on bullying, will give a lecture at
9:30 a.m. Monday, March 4.
The 38th Siglo de Oro International Drama
Festival presents plays at 7 p.m. March 6-9.
• Wednesday, March 6 — “La Vengadora de
las Mujeres” by Lope de Vega, performed by
Cambalache Teatro from Murcia, Spain.
• Thursday, March 7 — “El Caballero de
Olmedo” by Lope de Vega, performed by
Shake & Falstaff from Puebla, Mexico.
• Friday, March 8 — ‘El Coloquio de los
Perros” by Cervantes, performed by Morfeo
Teatro Clásico from Burgos, Spain.
• Saturday, March 9 — “La Gatomaquia” by
by Lope de Vega, performed by Fase
Productions of Mexico.
Museo del Chamizal — Chamizal Park,
Juárez (next to the Bridge of the Americas).
The museum features an exhibit of pre-
Columbian artifacts, as well as paintings and
sculptures from well-known local and interna-
tional artists. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free
except as listed. Information: 611-1048.
• 5 p.m. Monday, March 4: Art exhibition by
women artists.
• 4 p.m. Saturday, March 9: Woman’s Bazaar.
Booths in the interior gardens of the museum.
• All day Saturday and Sunday, March 16-17:
Sun Festival. Tribal dances and ceremonies,
documentary showings.
Centro Cultural Paso del Norte —Av.
Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, across from the
Red Cross. Information: 1730300 or
ccpn.com.mx (Facebook: ccpnteatro).
• 7 p.m. Friday and Sunday, March 7 and 9:
UACJ Classic Ballet
• 7 p.m. Friday, March 15: UACJ Simphony
Orchestra performs works by Vivaldi
• 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16: UACJ Folcloric
• “Parsifal,” a live broadcast from the New
York Metropolitan Opera, is at 11 a.m.
Saturday, March 16. Admission: 100 pesos (50
pesos students and seniors).
• The play “Doce Princesas en Pugna” is at 6
p.m. March 3,6,7,10,13 and 14.
• Telon de Arena Theatre Company presents
“Justicia Negada” by Perla de la Rosa at 7 p.m.
March 16-17 and 20-24. Admission is 40 and
70 pesos.
Estadio 20 de Noviembre — Av. 16 de
Septiembre and Americas Av.
A woman’s-only bike gala is at 5 p.m. Friday,
March 7.
Cibeles Convention Center — Av. Tomás
Fernández 8450, between Calle Portales and
Antonio J. Bermudez, Zona Campestre.
Expo Boda y Quinceañera is 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 10. Fifty booths, plus raffle.
Admission is 40 pesos. Free parking.
Moroccos — Inside Carta Blanca baseball
stadium, Reforma at Peru. La Original Banda
Limon performs grupera music at 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 16.
Museo de INBA — Circuito Jose Reyes
Estrada, Zona Pronaf. Information: 616-7414.
• “A Day at the Museum” is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, March 16: Guided tours, children’s
activities with puppets and music.
Continuing through March: “The History of
the Future,” photography by Julian Cardona
and Michael Berman.
‘Por Amor al Arte’ —The radio show,
covering all aspects of the arts in Juárez, airs 3
to 5 p.m. Sundays on 860 AM, hosted by Hogla
Lizeth Olivas. Information:
Radio Cultural Milenio — Alfonso “The
Duck” Quiñones hosts the radio program
devoted to the cultural world in Juárez at 9:30
a.m. Wednesdays on 640 a.m.
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For event tickets sold through Ticketmaster,
call 1-800-745-3000 or go to ticketmaster.com.
The UTEP Ticket Center number is 747-5234.
Pan Am Center Box Office is (575) 646-1420.
Many clubs sell tickets through ticketbully.com,
holdmyticket.com or other ticket websites list-
ed. Unless indicated, prices listed do not
include service charges.
Monty Python’s ‘Spamalot’ — The musi-
cal based “sort-of” on the comedy classic
Monty Python and the Holy Grail is 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 1, at NMSU’s Pan American
Center in Las Cruces. Tickets: $32, $42 and
$52 (Ticketmaster).
Cedric ‘The Entertainer’ — The charis-
matic actor and comedian performs at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 2, at the Plaza Theatre, with
guests Malik S and Funnyman JJ. Tickets: $35-
$75. (Ticketmaster).
Supernite — Derrick Carter performs 9
p.m. Saturday, March 2. at The Network, 317
E. Mills. Tickets: $15 ($18 ages 18-20).Tickets
available at ticketbully.com.
Quintana — The DJ and producer performs
Saturday, March 2, at The Garden, 511
Western. Ages 21 and older welcome. Tickets:
$11 general admission; $20 VIP. Information:
544-4400 or thegardenep.com.
Juan de Marcos & the Afro-Cuban All
Stars — Lola Productions Inc. presents the
Cuban music sensation at 7 p.m. Sunday,
March 3, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium.
Tickets: $35 and $40. Ticket information: 747-
5234, 1-800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.
Following in the footsteps of legendary Cuban
orchestras Los Van Van, the Buena Vista Social
Club, and Irakere, the Afro-Cuban All Stars
have become one of the best-known and most
successful Cuban orchestras performing today.
Lead by bandleader, producer, and arranger
Juan de Marcos, the All Stars ensemble concept
spans three generations of musicians, and pro-
motes the full range of Cuban musical styles.
Rhythm of the Dance — Mimbres Region
Arts Council presents the National Dance
Company of Ireland’s presentation at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 6, at WNMU Fine Arts
Center Theatre in Silver City. Tickets: $25 ($20
MRAC members; $15 each for groups of ten or
more; $5 students). Information: (575) 538-
2505, 1-888-758-7289 or mimbresarts.org.
Dala - The folk duo performs at 8 p.m.
Thursday, March 7, at NMSU’s Atkinson Music
Recital Hall, as part of the NMSU Cultural
Series. Tickets: $15 ($10 NMSU students), as
part of the NMSU Cultural Series. Information:
(575) 646-1420 or panam.nmsucom.edu.
Grupo Bryndis — The Latin Grammy win-
ning cumbia group performs its “Hoy Como
Ayer” concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at
El Paso County Coliseum, with guests Los
Caminantes, Cadetes De Linares, Los
Humildes, Sonoro Tropicano and Los Frontera.
Tickets: $30 and $37.50 (Ticketmaster).
La Tierra Cafe dinner shows — 1731
Montana. Dinner served at 6:30 p.m., show
begins at 8 p.m. Tickets: $32 in advance; $36 at
the door; includes dinner and show.
Information: 533-8890 or latierracafe.com.
Upcoming shows (all on Saturday):
• March 9 — La Cella Bella cello quartet
• April 13 — Adrian Perez’s Harp Haven
• May 11 — Juan Gabriel Tribute.
Moody Blues — The legendary band per-
forms at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Plaza
Theatre. Tickets: $55, $65 and $85
(Ticketmaster). The band has performed for
more than 30 years, selling 55 million albums
with 18 platinum records, including one of the
biggest selling singles in rock history (“Nights in
White Satin”).
Neon Desert Music Festival — The 3rd
annual music festival is 3 p.m. Saturday, May
25, in San Jacinto Plaza and Cleveland Square
Park, with more than 25 bands performing on
five stages. Early bird tickets on are $45 (while
supplies last) tickets increase to $55 and $65
after. Available at 1-877-FLYTIX or online at
neondesertmusicfestival.com. VIP are $150.
A festival launch party is 8 p.m. Saturday,
March 9, at Lowbrow Palace, 111 Robinson.
Admission is free and the public is invited.
Storytellers — Junior League of El Paso, Inc.
presents Nashville singer/songwriters Bob
DiPiero, Luke Laird and Tim Nichols together
in concert 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at El
Paso Country Club, in partnership with United
Bank of El Paso del Norte. Tickets: $160 ($150
with cash or check). Proceeds benefit the
Junior League of El Paso Endowment Fund.
Information: 203-0221 or jlepstorytellers.org.
Brown Show — The Los Angeles indie band
performs at 9 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at
Bombardiers, 109 E. Castellano. Ages 21 and
older welcome. Ticket information: 532-2292
or brownshoemusic.com.
Green Day — The superstar punk band
makes a rare El Paso appearance Wednesday,
March 13, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso.
Tickets: $51 (early sellout expected)
Information: 351-9909 or trickyfalls.com .
Yo Gabba Gabba Live — DJ Lance Rock
and the cast of “Yo Gabba Gabba” bring their
“Get The Sillies Out!” tour to El Paso at 6 p.m.
Monday, March 11, at the Plaza Theatre. Hip-
hop legend Biz Markie will join the cast on
stage with Biz’s Beat of the Day. The show will
also feature Super Music Friends and Dancey
Dance guest performances. Tickets: $22.50,
$32.50 and $42.50, plus service charge; all chil-
dren age 1 and older require ticket
(Ticketmaster). VIP packages available at
‘Seth’s Big Fat Broadway Show’ —
Seth Rudetsky performs at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 15, at new NMSU Center for
the Arts, 1000 E. University, in Las Cruces.
Rudetsky is an actor, comedian and musician
who serves as host of “Seth’s Big Fat
Broadway” on Sirius/XM, which highlights his
knowledge of Broadway theatre. Tickets: $20
matinee; $25 evening show (Ticketmaster).
A reception for Rudetsky follows at 9 p.m.
Tickets: $25 (limited to first 75 guests).
Ricardo Arjona —The Guatemalan
singer/songwriter presents his “Metamorfosis”
Tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at El Paso
County Coliseum, promoting his latest album
“5to Piso.” Tickets: $37-$87. (Ticketmaster).
‘Menopause The Musical’ — The interna-
tional hit show will play the Plaza Theatre for
two “hot” performances at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
and Wednesday, March 19-20, with parodies
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from classic pop songs of the ‘60s, ‘70s and
‘80s. Tickets: $45, $50, $55 and $65
(Ticketmaster). Information: 1-800-745-3000.
Group discounts of 10 or more available at 1-
888-686-8587, ext. 2.
Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine,
writer and producer Jeanie Linders created the
show as a celebration of women who are on
the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived
“The Change.”
Los Bunkers — The Chilean alternative band
brings its Gira USA 2013 tour to El Paso at 8
p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Tork Bar and
Grill, 3012 Lee Trevino. Ages 18 and older wel-
come). Information: 599-9680. Tickets: $20
($25 ages 18-20); available at ticketbully.com.
Mark Erelli — The 1999 Kerrville New Folk
contest winner and multi-instrumentalist per-
forms at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, at the
Buckhorn Opera House in Pinos Altos, N.M. as
part of the Mimbres Region Arts Council’s Folk
Series. Tickets: $20 ($15 members).
Information: (575) 538-2505 or
‘Lord of The Dance’ — Broadway in El
Paso Series presents Michael Flatley’s “show-
piece extravaganza” at 7 p.m. Sunday, March
24, at The Plaza Theatre, with a mesmerizing
blend of traditional and modern Celtic music
and dance. Tickets: $30-$55. (Ticketmaster).
Sesame Street Live ‘Can’t Stop
Singing’ —The Sesame Street Live annual
Easter week shows are March 28-31 at the
Abraham Chavez Theatre. Presented by VEE
Corporation. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday, 2
and 7 p.m. Friday, 10:30, 2 and 5:30 p.m.
Saturday and 2 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets:
$35 and $55 (Ticketmaster). Information: 1-
800-745-3000 or sesamestreetlive.com.
Sunny Seats packages available including VIP
seat and a pre-show photo opportunity with
two characters from the show.
Phillip Phillips — The American Idol winner
performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, at
NMSU’s Pan American Center in Las Cruces,
with tentative opening act alt rock band
Churchill. Tickets: $18.50 and $28.50
(Ticketmaster). Information: (575) 646-1420.
Phillips’ debut single, “Home,” marked the
biggest opening sales week for an Idol winner’s
coronation song. His “World From The Other
Side of the Moon” debut album reached No. 4
on the record charts.
Baby Boomer Comedy Show — The
play subtitled the “Clean Comedy for people
born before seatbelts, safety helmets and
Facebook” is 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the
Rio Grande Theatre, at 211 Downtown Mall in
Las Cruces. Part of the Doña Ana Arts
Council’s Performance Series. Ticket informa-
tion: (575) 523-6403 or
Veteran comedians Jan McInnis and Kent
Rader present clean humor on topics that the
“boomer generation” can relate to: family, kids,
work, do-it-yourself projects, dieting, aging and
George Strait — The country music legend
brings his Farewell “The Cowboy Rides Away”
Tour to the area Saturday, April 6, at NMSU’s
Pan American Center, with opening act Martina
McBride. Tickets: $74.25 and $94.25
Limited VIP “Ace in The Hole” packages are
$399 and $999.
Romeo Santos — The bachata singer (for-
merly of Aventura) performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday,
April 9, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E.
Paisano. Tickets: $37, $57. $77 and $87.
Stress Free Tour 2013 — The urban tour
with First Light is 9 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at
Frankie’s East, 1660 N. Zaragoza, with Equipto,
ZMan, L*Roneous, Otayo Dubb, Michael
Marshall and DJ True Justice. Hosted by Zyme.
Tickets: $12 in advance; ($3 surcharge for ages
18-21). Available online at holdmyticket.com.
Gerardo Ortiz — The corrido singer per-
forms at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at El
Paso County Coliseum, in promotion of his lat-
est album “El Primer Ministro.” Tickets: $35,
$40 and $45. (Ticketmaster).
Les Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo
— Lola Productions Inc. presents the all-male
drag ballet troupe at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April
13, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Tickets:
$35 and $40. Ticket information: 747-5234, 1-
800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.
Founded in 1974 by a group of ballet enthusi-
asts for the purpose of presenting a playful,
entertaining view of traditional, classical ballet
in parody form and en travesti, Les Ballets
Trockadero de Monte Carlo first performed in
the late-late shows in Off-Off Broadway lofts.
2Cellos — Lola Productions Inc. closes its
season with the wildly popular cello duo 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 17, at UTEP’s Magoffin
Auditorium. Tickets: $34 and $39. Ticket infor-
mation: 747-5234, 1-800-745-3000 or ticket-
The meteoric success of 2Cellos started when
former cello rivals Luka Sulic and Stjepan
Hauser decided to join forces. In January 2011,
they uploaded a unique cello version of
“Smooth Criminal” by Michael Jackson onto
YouTube. Within just a few weeks, their video
became a huge viral sensation, receiving over 5
million views. Other popular range from
Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” to Guns N’
Roses’ “Welcome To The Jungle.”
42Five — Showtime El Paso concludes its
season with the a capella group at 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 28, at Abraham Chavez Theatre.
Ticket information: 544-2022 or
Voodoo Glow Skulls — The punk ska band
performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at
Paulina’s Badlands, 7792 Franklin, with Left
Alone. All ages show. Tickets: $10; available at
Jason Aldean — The CMA and ACM award-
winning musician presents his “2013 Night Train
Tour” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, at NMSU’s
Pan American Center in Las Cruces, with spe-
cial guests Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett.
Tickets: $28.75 and $54.75 (Ticketmaster).
The Killers — The alternative rock band
performs in El Paso for the first time since 2007
at 7 p.m. Monday, May 6, at the Abraham
Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $55-$62.50.
Juanes — The Colombian rock singer and gui-
tarist returns to the border with his “Loud &
Unplugged” Tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at
El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $37 and
$87. (Ticketmaster).
Venues & series
Nova Luna — 2270 Joe Battle. Information:
588-8596. Tickets online for some events at
• James Zabiela — The British DJ performs at
9 p.m. Friday, March 1. .
• Grupo Extreme — The urban bachata duo
performs at 8 p.m. Friday, March 8. Tickets:
$30 general admission: $40 VIP.
• Reggaeton Explosion — Puerto Rico’s Angel
and Khriz headline the show at 9 p.m. April
26. Tickets: $30 in advance; $40 day of show.
VIP tickets: $50.
Whiskey Dick’s — 580 George Dieter. Early
arrival recommended. Showtime is 10 p.m.,
unless otherwise listed. Tickets available at
(ticketbully.com). Information: 921-9900.
• Aaron Watson — The popular country singer
(“Shut Up and Dance”) performs Friday, March
1. Tickets: $10.
• Casey James — The American Idol finalist
performs Saturday, March 23. Tickets: $15.
• Roger Creager — The Texas singer performs
at Wednesday, April 3. Tickets: $10.
Buchanan’s Event Center — 11540
Pellicano. Events begin at 9 p.m. (line starts at 8
p.m.) and are all ages with 21 and over.
Information: buchananselpaso.com.
• Pleasurekraft vs. Format:B is Saturday,
March 2, with guests Jaceo & Vedic. $21.
• Calvin Harris — The popular DJ/producer
performs at 9 p.m. Friday, March 8. All ages
show. Tickets: $46 general admission.
• Morgan Page — The American electro house
DJ performs Friday, April 12. Tickets: $26.
Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. All shows are
all-ages (16 and older), unless listed otherwise.
Information: 351-9909 or trickyfalls.com.
• Sorry about Your Sister — The El Paso band
performs at 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, with The
Trailer Band and Sam Barlow Band. Tickets: $5.
• The Devil Wears Prada and As I Lay Dying —
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The metal double bill is 7 p.m. Sunday, March
3, with For Today and The Color Morale.
Tickets: $21.
• Ryan Bingham — The Oscar, Golden Globe
and Grammy-winning singer/songwriter (“The
Weary Kind” from the movie “Crazy Heart”)
performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 7, pro-
moting his latest album “Tomorrowland,” with
guest Honey Honey. Tickets: $21 in advance;
$25 at the door.
• Cold War Kids — The indie band performs at
7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, with Hannie El
Khatib. Tickets: $15.
• Why? and Baths — The indie bands perform
at 8 p.m. Monday, March 11, with Dream
Tiger. Tickets: $10.
• Green Day — The superstar punk band per-
forms Wednesday, March 13. Ticket: $51.
• Pierce The Veil — The post-hardcore band
performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16,
with Memphis May Fire, Letlive and Issues.
Tickets: $17.50.
• The Shins — The indie rock band (“Simple
Song,” “Phantom Limb”) performs at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, March 20. Tickets: $30.
• Joe Ely Duo — Texas music legend Ely per-
forms with guitarist Jeff “Plank” Plankenhorn at
9 p.m. Thursday, March 21. Tickets: $19.
• Heartless Bastards — The Austin garage
rockers play at 8 p.m. Friday, March 22.
Tickets: $13.
• Soulfly — The metal band’s “Maximum
Cavalera Tour” comes to El Paso at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, March 26, with Incite, Lody Kong and
Psykrytyca. Tickets: $20.
• Jeff Mangum — The vocalist/guitarist former-
ly of indie group Neutral Milk Hotel performs
at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 30. Tickets: $25 ($1
of each ticket goes to benefit Children of the
Blue Sky).
• Beach House — The pop duo performs at 8
p.m. Monday, April 8. Tickets: $20.
• Grizzly Bear — The indie rockers perform 8
p.m. Thursday, April 11. Tickets: $26-$30.
• Senses Fail — The post-hardcore band per-
forms at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in support
of their new album “Renacer” with guests Such
Gold, Real Friends and Major League. Tickets:
• Soilwork — The Swedish death metal band
performs at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, April 18, with
opening acts Blackguard, Jeff Loomis, The
Browning and Wretched. Tickets: $18.
• The Melodians — The Jamaican Reggae
group performs at 8 p.m. Friday, April 19, with
El Paso’s Radio La Chusma and L.A.’s Chris
Murray and Steady Shakedown. Tickets: $10.
• Morrissey — The former lead singer of The
Smiths is now scheduled to perform (after two
cancellations) at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 23.
Tickets: $39.50. (Ticketmaster).
• Hollywood Undead — The rap metal band
performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, with
opening act Falling in Reverse. Tickets: $25 in
advance; $27 day of show.
Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Doors
open at 9 p.m. Tickets are regularly $3 more
for ages 18-20. Information: 356-0966 or low-
• Nicholas Matta (Aka Aux.78) — The El Paso
native returns for a solo acoustic performance
Sunday, March 10, with guests Emily Davis,
The Dismissal and Rafa Pistola.
• The Borderland Battle of the Beats finals are
Friday, March 29. Tickets: $10.
• Tensnake — The German DJ performs at 8
p.m. Sunday, March 31, with Late Nite Social
Club DJs and other special guests. Tickets: $10
in advance; $15 at the door.
• Black Bananas — The rock group (formerly
RTX) performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, April 25.
Tickets: $8 in advance; $10 at the door.
• White Fence — The band featuring song-
writer Tim Presley performs at 9 p.m. Friday,
April 16. $10 in advance; $12 at the door.
The club hosts five days of band’s headed to
the SXSW music festival in Austin as part of its
pre-SXSW “WXSW Festival” March 8-12.
Performers include Bleached, with opening act
White Lung (March 9); and Sir Sly and In the
Valley Below (March 11). Remaining line up to
be announced.
A post SXSW “So!Sick!” music event is set for
Monday, March 18, at Lowbrow and Black
Market with four stages of garage, rock, punk
and indie bands including international bands
Acid Baby Jesus, King Automatic, Anomalys, Nu
Sensae, Hell Shovel, Los Vigilantes and Las
Ardillas. American bands Bad Vibes, Lenz, Paint
Fumes, Useless Eaters, and The Spits will also
perform as well as local bands Nalgadas and Far
Corners. Tickets: $15 ($10 age 18-20).
Socorro Entertainment Center —
Speaking Rock’s indoor concert venue is at
11200 Santos Sanchez (off Socorro Road, 4.5
miles southeast of Loop 375). Ages 18 and
older welcome for most shows. Admission to
all shows is free. Information: 860-7777 or
• Danko Jones and Volbeat — The rock bands
perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 10.
• Gloria Trevi and Ana Barbara — The Mexican
divas perform Sunday, March 17.
Gallery 127 — 11675 Montwood, Suite. A-2.
Concerts are at 6 p.m.; all-ages shows,.
Tickets: $12, unless listed otherwise; available
online at ticketbully.com.
• Stick To Your Guns — The California hard-
core band performs Monday, March 11, with
Stray From The Path, Rotting Out, Barbarian,
Tyrants and This Is A Calling.
• Chuck! No, Captain Chuck — The French
punk band performs Friday, March 15, with
Handguns, Statechamps, City Lights, Set Us On
High and Gentlemen.
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and
Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Shows begin at 8
p.m. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets sold
through Ticketmaster; prices listed do not
include service charge. Information: 1-877-277-
5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• Willie Nelson — The country music legend
performs Sunday, March 3. Tickets: $40-$125.
• Aaron Lewis — The Staind frontman per-
forms Friday, March 8. Tickets: $25-$80.
• Rodney Carrington — The cowboy comedian
performs Friday, March 15. Tickets: $25-$90.
• Brantley Gilbert’s “Hell On Wheels” tour
comes Friday, April 12, with Kip Moore.
Tickets: $35-$90.
• Pam Tillis, Lorrie Morgan, Los Lonely Boys
team up Saturday, May 4. Tickets: $25-$75.
• Motown icon Smokey Robinson performs
Thursday, May 23.
Spencer Theater for Performing Arts
— Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. (about 12
miles north of downtown Ruidoso).
Information: (575) 336-4800, (888) 818-7872
or spencertheater.com.
Pre-show buffets are served at 5 p.m. for
some shows: $20.
• Rhythm of the Dance, 3 p.m. Sunday, March
3. Tickets: $66 and $69.
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• “Fiddler on the Roof” - The timeless musical
of family and tradition is 7 p.m. Saturday,
March 9. Tickets: $76 and $79.
• The Fab Four — The Beatles tribute is 7
p.m. Saturday, April 6. Tickets: $66 and $69.
• The Texas Tenors — The vocal group per-
forms at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Tickets:
$76 and $79.
• “Elvis Lives” — The Ultimate Elvis Tribute
Artist event is 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, April 28,
featuringhe four finalists from a worldwide Elvis
contest, with a live band, back-up singers and
dancers, plus Graceland archives. Tickets: $53
and $56 matinee; $56 and $59 evening show.
Flickinger Center for Performing Arts
— 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m., unless listed
otherwise. Information: (575) 437-2202 or
• Rhythm of the Dance — The National Dance
Company of Ireland performs Monday, March
4. Tickets: $22, $27, $35 and $40.
• RichterUzur Duo — The classical duo per-
forms Saturday, April 20, featuring original
arrangements blending classical and pop.
Tickets: $10, $20, $25 and $30.
• Robert Michaels — The flamenco and Latin
jazz guitar virtuoso performs at Tuesday, May
28. Tickets: $15, $25, $30 and $35.
NM Tech Performing Arts Series —
Performances are 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise
listed, at New Mexico Tech’s Macey Center,
801 Leroy Place, in Socorro, N.M. All seats
general admission. Information: (575) 835-5688
or nmtpas.org.
• Rhythm of the Dance — The National Dance
Company presents its showcase of Ireland’s
music and dance Tuesday, March 5. Tickets:
$20 ($18 seniors/$10 youth).
• Willy Sucre and the Matisse Trio — Sucre
and the trio perform piano trios and quartets
Monday, March 25, as part of the Presidential
Chamber Music Series. Admission is free.
• Street Beat — The theatrical drum and
dance show it Friday, April 5. Tickets: $20
($18 seniors/$10 youth).
• The Second City: Laughing Matters — The
renowned comedy troupe performs its latest
show Friday, April 12. Tickets: $20 ($18 sen-
iors/$10 youth).
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Michael Fracasso — The Austin-based
singer/songwriter performs 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Friday, March 1, at Rokoko Art Gallery, 1785
Avenida de Mercado in Mesilla. Doors open at
6:30 p.m. for a potluck reception. CDs and
other merchandise for sale. Admission: $15
suggested donation; proceeds go directly to the
artist. Seating is limited, RSVP requested.
Information: (575) 405-8877 or rokokoart.com.
Black Market — 110 W. Robinson.
Information: 351-1514.
A benefit concert for Sunset Heights Block
Party is 10 p.m. Saturday, March 2, with
Biscuit Roller, Bumpstreet Fonanaza, Get the
Honey and Miidas. Admission is free; donations
A pre-SXSW “Barba Q” is 9 p.m. Monday,
March 11, with SXSW performers Apache,
Glitz, Shiva, Bad Vibes and Nalgadas.
Admission: $5; age 21 and older welcome.
A post SXSW “So!Sick!” music event is set for
Monday, March 18, at Black Market and
Lowbrow Palace with four stages of garage,
rock, punk and indie bands including interna-
tional bands Acid Baby Jesus, King Automatic,
Anomalys, Nu Sensae, Hell Shovel, Los
Vigilantes and Las Ardillas. American bands Bad
Vibes, Lenz, Paint Fumes, Useless Eaters, and
The Spits will also perform as well as local
bands Nalgadas and Far Corners. Tickets: $15
($10 ages 18-20).
Hanks Jazz Festival — The 21st annual fes-
tival runs all day Thursday through Saturday,
March 7-9, in the Hanks High School auditori-
um, 2100 Lee Trevino Regional middle and high
school students will perform throughout the
festival, with guest artists trombonist Jeff Bush
and trumpet player Jason Palmer. Admission is
free. Information: 434-9700 or hanksband.com.
The final concert is 7 p.m. Saturday.
Joe Vinny and Bronson’s Bohemian
Cafe — 824 Piedras. Information: joevinnyand-
A benefit concert for the Sunset Heights
Block Party is 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10, with
Selina Nevarez, Christina Velia and Patrick Kell.
Midwest indie performer Tiffany Christopher
performs at a free solo show at 8 p.m.
Thursday, March 14.
Deming Performing Arts Theater —
Morgan Hall, 109 E. Pine, in Deming, N.M. Call
for ticket prices. Information: (575) 545-8872
or dpat.org. Jammer’s music events are 2 to 4
p.m. Sundays (except March 31), with other
musical acts at 2 p.m. on selected Saturdays:
• March 16: Rick Morganstern Show
• March 23: Bill Barwick
Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society
— The society presents the Chris Oliver
Quintet as part of its monthly concert series at
7 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at First Christian
Church, 1809 El Paseo (across from Las Cruces
High School) in Las Cruces. The music begins
immediately after a short business meeting.
Admission: $8 ($5 members; $1 students with
ID). Information: Bob Burns, (575) 525-9333 or
St. Patrick’s music festival — The Hoppy
Monk, 4141 N. Mesa, will host an all-day bash
10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday, March 17, with area
bands performing throughout the day and
evening. Call for cover cost. Information: 307-
Marcelo Rod-Che y Friends — The tropi-
cal salsa band perform 6-8 p.m. Friday, March
29, as part of the grand opening of De Franco
Designs at its new location, 5024 Doniphan Ste
6 in Placita Santa Fe. The grand opening cele-
bration begins at 4 p.m. Admission is free.
Information: 351-1832.
RGT Live! — The open mic for musicians,
singers and songwriters is 7 p.m. the first Friday
of the month at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211
N. Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. Performer
sign-up is 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, but
donations welcome. Information: Bob Burns,
(575) 525-9333 or (915) 799-5684.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino —
1249 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive),
Sunland Park, N.M. No cover. Information:
(575) 874-5200. Live music is 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Fridays and Saturdays. Mariachi 5:30 to 6:30
p.m. Sundays in the Franklins Lounge. Disco
with local DJs is 6:30 to 10 p.m. Sundays.
Karaoke offered with Rock The House 9 p.m.
to 1 a.m. every Thursday.
Padre’s Marfa — 209 W. El Paso Street in
Marfa, Texas. Information: 432-729-4425.
Tickets available online at padresmarfa.com.
• Austin singer/songwriter Michael Fracasso
performs Saturday, March 2.
• “Cosmic American music” band The
Preservation performs Wednesday, March 6.
‘Every Other Tuesday’ — Doña Ana Arts
Council hosts a variety of musical performances
6:30 p.m. every other Tuesday at the historic
Rio Grande Theatre, 211 Downtown Mall, Las
Cruces. Admission is free. Information: (575)
523-6403 or riograndetheatre.com.
• March 5 — Las Cruces High School solo and
ensemble honors orchestra
• March 19 — Shine of the Times
Zin Valle Free Music Sundays — Zin
Valle vineyard, 7315 Hwy 28 in Canutillo (3/4
mile north of FM 259), hosts free live music 1
to 4 p.m. selected Sundays. Information: 877-
4544 or zinvalle.com.
• March 10: Dusty Low
• March 24: Dan Lambert and the Double
Drum Trio
Ballroom Marfa — 108 E. San Antonio,
Marfa. Information: (432) 432 729-3600 or ball-
• Kahil El’Zabar and Hamiet Bluiett — The jazz
percussionist and saxophonist duo performs 6
to 8 p.m. Friday, March 8, as part of the
opening reception of Rashid Johnson’s New
Growth exhibit.
• Jeff Mangum, singer for the popular indie
band Neutral Milk Hotel, performs at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 31. Tickets: $20 ($1 from each
ticket sold benefit Children of the Blue Sky).
Railroad Blues — 504 W. Holland, Alpine,
Texas. (432) 837-3103 or railroadblues.com.
• Radio La Chusma — The El Paso Latin rock
favorites perform Friday, March 8. $10.
• Dash Rip Rock — The New Orleans south-
ern rock band headlines Saturday, March 16.
Admission: $10.
• Joe Ely — The Texas music legend performs
at 9 p.m. Friday, March 22. Tickets: $20 in
advance; $25 day of show.
• Soul Track Mind — The Texas soul, R&B and
jazz band performs Tuesday, April 2. Tickets:
El Paso Comic Strip —1201 Airway.
Shows are at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday,
8:30 and 10:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and
7:30 p.m. Sunday. Reserved tickets: $12-$22.
Reserved tickets vary available at
ticketweb.com. Information/reservations: 779-
LAFF (5233) or laff2nite.com.
• Feb. 27-March 3: Co-headliners Rick
Izquieta and Rob DeRocha
• March 6-11: Samuel Comroe with feature
act Ralph Guerra.
• March 12-16: Comedy hypnotist The
‘Que Funny’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501
Montana, welcomes El Paso’s funniest comics
back by popular demand at 8 and 10:30 p.m.
Friday and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday, March
8-9. Intended for ages 18 and older due to
graphic material; persons under 18 must be
accompanied by an adult. Four performances
planned; time to be announced. Tickets: $10 in
advance; $15 at the door. Information: 532-
1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
Rodney Carrington — The country come-
dian performs at 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, at
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino in
Mescalero, N.M. Ages 21 and older welcome.
Tickets: $25-$90. Information: 1-877-277-5677
or innofthemountaingods.com.
Carrington broke through with his major label
debut “Hangin’ With Rodney” in 1998, selling
more than 475,000 copies and establishing
Carrington as the “king of middle class come-
dy.” His other Top 10 albums include “Live,”
“Morning Wood,” “Nutsack” and “Greatest
Hits.” His comedy TV show, “Rodney,” ran on
ABC from 2004 to 2006.
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St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Dance
Bash —Dance for Dreams presents the
dance event Saturday, March 2, at Hilton
Garden Inn El Paso Airport, 6650 Gateway
East, with live entertainment by Cuban Latin
band Estrella’s Havana Feeling and dancing.
Dinner and lounge music starts at 8 p.m. with
dancing 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dance performances
and raffle also held. Attire is semi-formal.
Tickets: $35 in advance; $45 at the door (cash
only). Active duty military is $32 with ID
(includes dinner and non-alcoholic beverage).
Information: Deliris Montanez or Dance for
Dreams Foundation (found on Facebook and
active.com) or (704) 293-4307.
Ballroom Dance — The nonprofit Desert
Dancer Chapter 5017 of USA Dance hosts a
fundraising dance 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March
10, at Shundo Dance Studio, 2719 N. Stanton,
with tango, waltz, swing and more. Couples
and singles welcome. Cost: $15 ($10 mem-
bers/youth). Information: 487-9396 (call or
text), (575) 405-7961 (text) or desert-
Contra Dancing —The Southern New
Mexico Music and Dance Society’s holiday
dressy” contra dance is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Friday, March 15, at Mesilla Community
Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago in Las Cruces.
Bayou Seco from Silver City will provide old-
time traditional Appalachian tunes for contra
dances called by Lonnie Ludeman. The dance
begins with beginners lessons; no partner need-
ed. Cost: $6 ($5 age 17 and younger).
Information: (575) 522-1691 or snmmds.org.
The contra dances are old-time dances are
done in long lines, accompanied by live,
Appalachian-style music.
Paseo del Norte Churuhiu — The folk-
lorico dance performances is 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 16-17, at
Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San
Marcial. Admission: $7. Information: 588-5743.
‘We are One, Dance One Drum’ — The
7th annual student dance and drumming show-
case featuring Susan Jewell, Karuna Warren and
Terry Alvarez is 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at
the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown
Mall in Las Cruces, highlighting the talent of
local dance troupes and celebrating the variety
of philosophies and styles in belly dance. Ticket
information: (575) 639-1616.
‘Huapango! 2013’ — Centro Cultural Paso
Del Norte presents its annual rendition of intri-
cate footwork, grace and rhythm that makes
up the Jarocho folkloric style from the state of
Veracruz 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m.
Sunday, March 22-24, at the Chamizal
National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial.
Admission: $10. Information: 588-5743.
Line Dancing Extravaganza III — El
Paso Parks and Recreation Department’s line
dancing workshop is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday,
March 23, at Father Martinez Senior Center,
9311 Alameda, with guest instructors, well
known line dancers and choreographers Kay
Needham from Artesia, N.M. and Tony and
Lana Wilson from Tucson, Ariz. The workshop
offers beginner classes with more than 20
walk-throughs, open dance floor and more.
Registration: $8. Information: 544-0753.
‘Swan Lake’ — El Paso Youth Ballet present
the classic Tchaikovsky ballet Friday through
Sunday, April 5-7, at Magoffin Auditorium.
Tickets available through Ticketmaster.com.
Big Band Dance Club — The club spon-
sors dances 8 to 10 p.m. selected Thursdays or
Fridays at the Court Youth Center, 402 W.
Court, in Las Cruces. Age 21 and older wel-
come. Beginners, singles and couples welcome.
Membership encouraged but not required;
dress code. Cost: $7 (CD music nights); and $9
($7 members) on live music nights.
Information: (575) 526-6504 or bigbanddance-
club.org. Beginner’s group dance lesson at 7
p.m. led by John Giusto; free with admission.
‘Gold Tango’ for seniors — Tango
Argentino Del Sol hosts dance lessons for sen-
iors followed by a Tango/Tropical Tardeada
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays at Ms. Baker’s
Dance Studio, 1815 Trawood Suite B-2. Singles
and couples welcome. Cost: $5. Information:
408-3241, 630-7607, tangoargentinodelsol.org.
El Paso Ballroom Dance Academy —
The dance studio, 7220 N. Mesa, offers week-
night classes in Argentine Tango, Salsa, 2-step,
Rumba, Swing, Bachata, Giros and Sacadas; and
Milonga. Call for schedules. The Monthly
Dance Party is 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23.
BYOB. Information: 585-0090 or
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El Paso Rhinos - El Paso’s Junior League ice
hockey team’s final home games of the regular
season are against the Phoenix Knights 7:30
p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4:30 p.m. Sunday,
March 1-3, at the Sierra Providence Events
Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano.
Tickets: $5-$20. Information: 479-PUCK
(7825) or elpasorhinos.com.
Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam –
The U.S. Hot Rod Monster Jam is 7 p.m.
Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2-3, at
Sun Bowl Stadium. Tickets: $10 (Ticketmaster).
Information: monsterjam.com.
USHRA Monster Trucks include Grave Digger,
Tasmanian Devil, El Toro Loco and others.
‘Mudder Trucker’ Mud Bog — The mud
bogging event is 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at
Maldonado Maze, 2855 Hwy 28 in La Union,
N.M. Gates open at 10 a.m. with racer regis-
tration at 11 a.m. and drivers meeting at 12:30
p.m. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with sepa-
rate tracks for ATVs and mud bogs. Bring
chairs, umbrellas or canopy tents. Extra fee to
bring in grills or food. No glass containers.
Spectator admission: $5 (free for children
under 12). Information: Danny Sainz, (915)
525-6796 or rubberdown.net.
Registration costs range from $20-$60,
depending on class.
Sun City Roller Girls —The Roller Girls’
March bout “Shamrock Rumble” is 6 p.m.
Sunday, March 10, at El Buchanan’s 11540
Pellicano, featuring Las Diablas vs. Chuco Town
Chulas. Halftime entertainment by Texas
Roadkill. Doors open at 5 p.m., Tickets: $7 in
advance ($5 military with valid ID); $10 at the
door. Age 12 and younger admitted free.
Information: suncityrollergirls.com.
The Human Lab — The Maltz challenge
event is Saturday, March 23, at CrossFit, 1057
Doniphan Park Circle, #G, with two 400-
meter runs, 50 pull-ups, 100-meter Fireman’s
Carry (or 200 meter), 50-pound dumbbell
carry, 50 dips, 100 push-ups, 50 knees-to-
elbows and 100 sit-ups. Rounds begin every 20
minutes; first round at 9 a.m. Participants must
complete a Physical Activity Readiness
Questionnaire/Waiver and informed consent.
Cost: $25 individual; $50 team entry (includes
t-shirt). Profits to be donated to the Survivors
Benefit Fund. Information: 832-6076.
College sports
UTEP Men’s Basketball - The final home
game of the regular season is against Memphis
at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at the Don
Haskins Center. Tickets: $8-$50. Information:
747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
UTEP Women’s Basketball - The final
home game of the regular season is against
Tulane at 7 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the Don
Haskins Center. Tickets: $5. Information: 747-
5234 or utepathletics.com.
NMSU Men’s Basketball — Home games
are usually 7 p.m. at the Pan American Center
in Las Cruces. Tickets to be announced.
(Ticketmaster). Ticket information: (575) 646-
1447 or nmstatesports.com.
• Thursday, March 7 — Louisiana Tech
• Saturday, March 9 — UT-Arlington.
NMSU Women’s Basketball — The Lady
Aggies’ final home game of the season is against
University of Denver at 6:30 p.m. Saturday,
March 2, are at Pan Am Center in Las Cruces.
Game time is 6:30 p.m.; unless otherwise list-
ed. Tickets: $5. (Ticketmaster) Information:
(575) 646-1447 or nmstatesports.com.
UTEP Tennis — UTEP’s home tennis match-
es are at El Paso Tennis Club, 2510 N. St. Vrain
(in Arroyo Park). Admission is free.
Information: 747-5347 or utepathletics.com.
• 9 a.m. Sunday, March 3: Colorado State
• 1 p.m. Friday, March 8: Tarleton State
• 10 a.m. Sunday, March 10: Western New
The Miners take on NMSU in Las Cruces at 5
p.m. Friday, March 15.
UTEP Softball - The women Miners softball
team’s home games are at UTEP’s Helen of
Troy Complex. Information: 747-5347 or
• March 9-10: Memphis. Gamesare 1 p.m.
Saturday (doubleheader) and 11 a.m. Sunday.
• March 26-27: Siena. Doubleheaders are 3
p.m. Tuesday and 1 p.m. Wednesday.
• March 29-30: East Carolina. Games are 2
p.m. Friday (doubleheader) and noon Saturday.
University of Arizona Alumni — Arizona
Alumni RioGrandeCats of El Paso/Las Cruces
hosts a viewing of the final the team’s game
against ASU at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16,
at Great American Land and Cattle Co., 600
Valley Chili Road in Anthony, N.M. Board meet-
ing follows game; all members invited.
Admission is free; open menu and bar RSVP by
March 12. Information: Sharon Laswell, 845-
2802 or sjlaswell@aol.com or
Springtime Track Invitational — The
annual UTEP spring field and track meet is all
day Saturday, March 23, at Kidd Field. The
event features men’s and women’s college
teams as well as the top qualifying high school
athletes from the region. Information: 747-
5812 or utepathletics.com.
Tejanos baseball — The Tejanos of El Paso
Community College play doubleheader home
games are noon Fridays and Saturdays at the
Valle Verde Campus Baseball Field, off Hunter.
Admission is free. Information: 831-2275.
• March 1-2: Luna CC
• March 29-30: New Mexico Military Institute
Tejanas softball - The EPCC Tejanas’ home
games are at the Valle Verde Softball Field. All
games are doubleheaders. Admission is free.
Information: 831-2275 or epcc.edu/Athletics.
March 28-29: Clarendon College. Game
time is 1 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. Friday.
El Paso Bicycle Club – All rides are free
and open to the public; helmets required.
Information: elpasobicycleclub.com or meet-
Wednesday night rides, a tradition for over 20
years, resume March 13. These are leaderless
rides of 18-22 miles, with most riders beginning
about 5:30 p.m. leaving from Rio Plaza, 6205
Upper Valley Rd (at Artcraft). The favorite
route is a 20-mile loop to Gadsden H.S.
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• 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2: 3-in-1 Ride.
Three distances at three different paces, all
scheduled to arrive in Mesilla at the same time.
Group 1 meets at 8:30 a.m. at Rio Plaza
(Artcraft at Upper Valley), leaving no later than
8:40 to ride the 32 miles to Mesilla at 20+
mph. Leader: Rick Rivas, 867-7199. Group 2
meets at 8:30 a.m. across from La Union
Station, leaving at 8:45 for 25-mile ride at about
17 mph. Leader: Randy Limbird, 328-4110.
Group 3 meets at 9 a.m. in La Mesa across
from Eagle Grocery, leaving at 9:15 for 12-mile
ride at about 14 mph. Leader: Terry Campbell,
497-0882. After coffee/snack break, groups will
return at roughly similar paces.
• 8:30 a.m. Sunday, March 3: Meet at La
Union (Hwy 28 across from La Union Station).
Ride to Border Crossing plus an out-an-back on
Columbus Road. 35 miles, moderate pace.
Susan Record, (208-890-4308)
• 9 a.m. Saturday, March 9: Meet at Rio Plaza.
Ride to Dos Lagos CC for cookies. 25 miles,
15-17 mph. Bob Clark, 204-2531.
• 9 a.m. Sunday, March 10: Meet at Newman
Park (base of Scenic Drive, Alabama at
Richmond) and ride the hills of Central El Paso
(Scenic, Brown, Alabama rollers, etc.) with
option to do McKelligon Canyon. 25-30 miles,
moderate pace. Charlie Gallarzo, 241-3373.
• 9 a.m. Saturday, March 16: Meet at Rio Plaza
and ride to Vinton Road, then rollers to O’Hara
Road and to the top of Anthony Gap. Return
via O’Hara and Hwy 28. 35 miles, moderate.
Rick Rivas, 867-7199.
• 9 a.m. Sunday, March 17: Meet at Bowie
H.S. parking lot (Paisano at San Marcial). Ride
through Central and East El Paso. 30 miles,
moderate pace. Jim Weaver, 775-9757.
• 8 a.m. Saturday, March 23: Meet at the
Starbucks at the Outlet Mall, Transmountain
and I-10, for java and goodies and then take off
at 8:30 a.m. at 15-17 pace on the rollers to
Berino road. Return via Hwy 28. 35 miles.
Margaret O’Kelley, 588-3825.
• 9 a.m. Sunday, March 24: McKelligon
Canyon Challenge. Meet at Bowie HS parking
lot next to Chamizal. Ride through downtown
then to Hondo Pass and do the Canyon on the
return. 25 miles. Henry Payan, 355-6506.
• 8 a.m. Saturday, March 30: Ride With the
Wind. Meet at 8 a.m. at River Run Plaza to car-
avan by car to Columbus, N.M. Then bike back
the 65 miles, hopefully with a typical westerly
spring wind. Bike Club will provide a bike trail-
er for up to 12 bikes and rest stops on the way
back. Riders will need to arrange their own
transportation to Columbus (with either a non-
rider driving the vehicle back or splitting the
driving/riding back with a friend). This is a ride-
as-fast-you-can ride — in past years, riders
have averaged 20-27 mph, thanks to the wind.
Randy Limbird, 328-4110.
• 4 p.m. Saturday, March 30: New Riders
Ride. Meet at Rio Plaza (Artcraft and Upper
Valley Road). 12 miles at 12-14 mph. Will
review basics on group riding, road skills, and
the ABC Quick Check. Riders can also learn
about the Beginner/Intermediate Group pro-
gram that starts in April. Margaret O’Kelley,
The TriFecta Omnium— The Las
Cruces/Hillsboro, N.M. cycling event is
Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10, with a time
trial and criterium Saturday and classic road
race Sunday. Information/registration: newmex-
Time Trial course is out and back on a
frontage road for 20K, and the criterium course
is a flat, square 1-mile circuit located close to
the time trail course.
The 35-mile road race course starts in
Hillsboro toward Lake Valley for 13 miles and
returns to Hillsboro, then finishes with 9 miles
uphill to Kingston.
Coyote Classic XC Mountain Bike
Race — The annual race, starting the New
Mexico Off Road Series, is 10 a.m. Sunday,
April 7, at Franklin Mountains State Park’s
Round House, off Martin Luther King Jr.
Information: the-bicycle-company.net.
EP Cyclists — The bicycle group offers rid-
ers for all levels Saturdays and Sundays morn-
ings, starting from the East Side. Two rides are
offered: one for beginners, pace and distance
depending on riders; and one for intermediates
and advanced, usually 40 to 60 miles at 18 to
20 mph. Starting times and locations are posted
at facebook.com/epcyclist. Information: Manny
Valadez, 861-2311 or epcyclists.com.
X Motoball — The motocross and paintball
center is at 14372 Loving Lane, with a new
track and other features. Information: 355-
0271, or xmotoball.com.
To get there: I-10 East to Loop 375 North
(Joe Battle). Exit Zaragoza, turn right on
Montana and immediately turn left on Flagger
Drive two miles and turn right on Santa Fe Trail
(Santa Fe Trail becomes Loving in 3/4 miles).
MWR Golf Tournament - Fort Bliss MWR
will host its Open Tournament beginning with a
shotgun start at 9 a.m. Friday, March 29, at the
fort’s Underwood Golf Complex’s Sunset
Course, 3200 Coe. Four-person scramble tour-
nament. Prizes awarded for first, second and
third places, and closest to the pin. Entry fee:
$40 per player (includes green fees, cart. rental,
range balls and lunch). Open to all. Information:
Horse Sports
Equine Extravaganza — Lower Valley
Coliseum and VCM Equine Management host
the show and sale 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March
3, at the coliseum, 894 S. Horizon Blvd.
Spectator admission is free. Information: 852-
1884 or liverystablesaloon.com.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino —
The live racing season runs through April 16.
Live racing is Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and
Sunday. Post time is 12:25 p.m.
General admission and parking are free.
Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-
Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. everyday.
The running of the 2013 Sunland Derby and
The Oaks (for fillies) is Sunday, March 24.
To get there, take the Sunland Park exit from
I-10, go south (left turn coming from
Downtown) and follow the signs.
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Colonial Mexican Doors
Old Lumber • Slate • Mesquite
Iron Work • Mantels
Old Mesquite Gates
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Recreational Sports
El Paso Senior Games — City of El Paso
Parks and Recreation Department’s annual
games for those age 50 and older run March
2-May 3 at various locations, sponsored by
HealthSpring and Urgent Care Home Heath
Inc. All participants have a chance to qualify for
the Texas State Senior Games. Applications
available at any Recreation or Senior Center
with the Parks and Recreation Department.
Registration: $15 for two events (includes t-
shirt), plus $5 for each additional event; $45
for all events. Information/registration: 544-
0753 elpasotexas.gov/parks.
Opening ceremonies are 10 a.m. Saturday,
March 2, at Polly Harris Senior Center, 650
The Awards Banquet is 6 p.m. Friday, May 3,
at Hilos de Plata Senior Center, 4451 Delta.
• Huachas — 9 a.m. Thursday, March 7, at
Memorial Senior Center, 1800 Byron.
• Table Tennis — 9 a.m. Friday, March 8, at
Table Tennis Club, 2727 Wyoming.
• Tennis — 9 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at
Memorial Park Tennis Courts, 3251 Copper.
• Swimming — 9 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at
Memorial Aquatic Center, 3251 Copper.
• Race Walk — 9 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at
Eastwood (Album) Park, 3001 Parkwood.
• Basketball – 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at
Gary del Palacio Recreation Center, 3001
• Pickle Ball — 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at
Gary del Palacio Recreation Center.
• Volleyball — 9 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at
Pavo Real Recreation Center, 9301 Alameda.
• Racquetball — 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23,
at Pavo Real Recreation Center.
• Bowling — 9 a.m. Thursday, April 18, at
Bowl El Paso, 11144 Pellicano.
• Horseshoes, 9 a.m. Friday, April 19, at
Eastside Senior Center, 3200 Fierro.
• Cycling — 7 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at
Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta.
• Road Race — 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at
Ascarate Park.
• Golf — 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 25, at
Ascarate Park.
• Track and Field — 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April
27, Burges High School, at 7800 Edgemere.
Ponder Baseball Spring League —
Registration runs March 2-mid-May at Ponder
Park, 7500 Burges. Teams accepted include 4-5
year old tee ball, 6-8 year old coach pitch, and
9-10 year regular baseball. Information/regis-
tration: 779-4770.
The league raises funds for El Paso’s Miracle
League Miracle League, a non-profit baseball
league for persons with disabilities.
Archery Classes for beginners —The
Archers of El Paso Club hosts two-hour super-
vised shooting classes 9 to 11 a.m. every
Saturday at the Archers of El Paso Range, in
Northeast El Paso off Martin Luther King at
Stan Roberts. Bows and arrows provided for
the seminar. Youth and adults age 7 and older
welcome; parents must be present for kids age
16 and younger. Reservations required; limited
number of spaces available each month. Cost:
$20. Information/reservations: Ricardo Urias,
487-8199 or r.uri2000@yahoo.com.mx (speci-
fy name, phone number, age, right or left hand-
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he Dixie Chicks were an up-and-
coming band when they took the
Sun Bowl stage 14 years ago to
open a much-anticipated George Strait
concert, but they turned out to be the only
act that night when high winds stole the
Natalie Maines, the diminutive lead
singer of the Dixie Chicks, clung with all
her might to a wall of speakers in order to
not be blown off the stage, recalls Carol
Roberts-Spence, who was UTEP’s Office
of Special Events director at the time.
“It was the Great Country Music Festival
on March 7, 1999,” said Spence, now a
venue management consultant. “It will
always be in my memory.”
“The Concert That Was Blown Away”
may also be the most memorable symbol
of El Paso’s windy season, which may
begin in February but typically peaks by
the end of March.
El Paso unique blend of mountains and
desert, plus its dry winter season, create
the conditions for the dreaded wind storms
that “brown out” the region, often hiding
the Franklin Mountains under a shroud of
dust. They’re an annoyance for everyone, a
health risk for some and typically cause
damage ranging sandblasted car finishes to
torn rooftops. For event planners like
Spence, however, the wind can be a true
“Everything that happened that day was
both horrifying and interesting at the same
The set-up for the outdoor event began
several days before, she recalled, so even
thought the weather had turned gusty by
the day of the concert, organizers hoped
for a break that evening.
Instead, winds gusting at 60 mph turned
the Sun Bowl into a dust bowl.
The strong, sudden winds began to lift
600-pound sections of stage off the
ground. Rows of chairs from the audience
blew around like tumbleweeds. Portable
canopy tents were carried up the moun-
tains and people scrambled for shelter.
The Dixie Chicks finally left the stage
and both Tim McGraw and George Strait
cancelled their sets. Spence and the rest of
the special events crew had to coax the
crowd of 33,000 music fans out of the sta-
Fortunately, Spence said there were no
serious injuries, other than a few scrapes,
bumps and bruises and the event itself
became a real learning experience from an
event manager’s standpoint. She even wit-
nessed one student worker save a young
audience member’s from harm by reacting
quickly and pulling him out of the way of
a falling truss.
“There was the potential of much worse
things that could have happened but did-
n’t,” she said. “This taught us a whole lot,
and I’ve since had the opportunity to share
this experience and how we handled it
with others for the International
Association of Venue Managers.”
The whys and when of wind
El Paso’s distinct geography of wide-
open desert wrapped around a mountain
range results in high-pressure forces that
push down on low-pressure forces, creat-
ing ideal conditions for intense wind
events, said meteorologist John Fausett of
the National Weather Service Santa Teresa
station, which weather for the entire El
Paso region.
Fausett said the spring months typically
are the windiest, but the intensity and
duration of the wind vary.
“The beginning and end of the windy
time varies each year, but it’s safe to say
you can expect the windy events from late
March through early April.”
Residents can generally expect to endure
about three powerful wind events with sus-
tained winds of 35 miles per hour or more,
Fausett said.
“You can also get some slightly out of
season, but much more isolated wind
events,” he said, noting last winter’s windy
blasts. “When colder, (the air is) more
dense, however, so these can also cause
He added that the summer monsoon sea-
son with its thunderstorms can also pro-
duce intense wind events.
Fausett said two common types of wind
events get attention: “sustained winds” and
“gusts.” Sustained winds last for several
minutes straight, with top wind speeds of
35 to 40 mph. Gusts don’t last as long, but
pack more punch, often peaking at 50 to
60 mph in El Paso.
These powerful gusts create the greatest
property damage, uprooting trees, ripping
roofs and even blowing vehicles off the
Fausett said the record wind gusts record-
ed in El Paso have been around 84 mph,
one occurring in the 1970s and another
localized gust just last year.
In 1998, in southern New Mexico’s
Otero County, a gust as the result of a
thunderstorm was estimated to have
reached 112 mph.
“This occurred on the edge of
Alamogordo, and actually blew a car down
the road,” Fausett said. “Can you imagine
if this happened over the city?”
Sustained winds, however, are what cre-
ated the most annoyance for most people
when blowing dust darkens the sky, casting
a brown blanket over the city that may
endanger the health of those with allergies
and respiratory problems.
“It can get really dusty, especially in a
warmer situation,” Fausett said. “During
the spring windy season you’re more likely
to have some significant dust involved.”
Spring winds almost always come from
the west or southwest, which means they
cross miles and miles of arid desert, pick-
ing up dust. Anyone who has driven
through the wide-open spaces between El
Paso and Deming has seen how intense the
dust can be, Fausett said.
The less vegetation there is on the
ground, the easier it is for winds to pick up
dust as they sweep across the desert. The
prolonged drought in the Southwest con-
tributes to these strong, active dusty winds.
Another factor adding to dust storms are
farm fields that are not under cultivation.
Fausett said tracking the source of dust
and how far it travels is often a fascinating
subject for meteorologists and other envi-
ronmental researchers.
He mentioned the work of UTEP
Geological Sciences professor Dr. Tom
Gill, whose study of tracing dust origins
recorded dust had been seen in the area
that originated from as far away as the
Midwestern U.S.
“Some of the dust we’ve seen east of the
Franklins in the past couple of years has
come all he way from White Sands
Wind, wind,
go away
In El Paso, March often enters like a lion and
leaves like a lion due to the spring windy season
Story by Lisa Kay Tate
Above: Dust storm in Canutillo (photo by Cliff Bloom)
Top right: Wiind storm on NM Hwy 28 (photo by Michael Anaya)
Below right: Wind uproots willow tree (photo by Debbie Dominguez)
National Monument,” Fausett said.
Fort Bliss’s Directorate of Environment is
working with the U.S. Department of
Energy and other government groups to
conduct research projects on how air-quali-
ty will impact heavy mechanized vehicles,
the impact of localized and prevailing
winds on combat training and move-outs
or how wind erosion effects the vegetation,
soil and other environmental factors on the
Another powerful combination of wind
and dust is a “dust devil,” what Fausett
referred to as the “dry fair weather version
of the tornado,”
“Most of these dust devils are not dan-
gerous, but there have been a couple that
have gotten up to 70 to 90 mph winds,” he
said, explaining that this is a similar
strength to a Category 1 hurricane.
He recalled a local incident in the 1980s
when students at a Northeast side school
were literally picked up and thrown into
walls after trying to get inside a dust devil.
He said even as high winds in the area
have been known to blow small pets and
other animals off their feet, it isn’t unheard
of for a person to get tossed around in the
windy fray.
“These aren’t strong enough to keep any-
one up in the air, but they can pick them
up and throw them, especially in a sudden
gust,” Fausett said.
He said human nature being what it is
brings out the curiosity and thrill-seeking
side of many, particularly when dealing
with seemingly mild forces of nature, but
it also pays to be cautious.
Fortunately, El Paso rarely experiences
another dreaded wind event common to
some desert regions, including the Phoenix
area: the “haboob.”
“This in an Arabic word which basically
refers to a type of tidal wave of dust,”
Fausett said. The “haboob” typically hap-
pens during the summer thunderstorm sea-
son, when moisture falling from clouds
may never reach the ground due to evapo-
ration, yet mixes with dirt particles, creat-
ing a moving wall of dust.
Fausett recalled his own “learning experi-
ence” with haboobs when he was living in
Phoenix. As a meteorologist, he wanted to
get a personal experience of what it was
like to be in the middle of one of these
massive walls. He said this was not a good
“One of the area’s classic haboobs was
approaching and I felt ‘I really need to
experience this,’” he said. “I went out in it
and although it wasn’t too bad at first it
begin to intensify and I thought ‘I really
don’t think I want to be out in this any-
El Paso Chamber of Commerce President
Richard Dayoub said the area’s blustery
conditions have never been an issue, as far
as tourism or relocation is concerned.
These conditions, he said, are nothing
compared to what other areas face, and he
said he has never heard any concerns from
potential visitors to the city or even those
wishing to relocate.
“The Santa Ana winds cause huge fires in
Southern California every year. Then the
mudslides come after the torrential rains
they receive after the fires. The Southeast
United States deals with hurricanes, the
Midwest with tornadoes and the Northeast
and North Central, with brutal winters,”
Dayoub said. “In my view, a little sand and
dust isn’t much in the overall weather
scheme in the world. We are very fortunate
to live here. Our weather is an asset to
market comparing us to everyone else.”
El Paso Convention and Visitor Center
General Manager William Blaziek echoed
Dayoub’s sentiment.
“While our springtime ‘breezes’ are often
unpredictable, it’s never been an issue with
those planning to travel here,” he said.
“We’ve also never heard of the windy sea-
son deterring people from moving to El
The long and windy road
High winds, however, have been known
to shut down roads to and from El Paso —
particularly I-10 west of El Paso where
blowing desert dust can force closure of
the interstate between Lordsburg and Las
U.S. 62/180 east of El Paso also is hit
hard by windstorms, especially at
Guadalupe Pass, where wind speed can
exceed 100 mph. The weather station there
holds the national records for highest aver-
age annual winds, daily peak gusts and
number of days per year with gusts of over
30 mph.
Inside El Paso city limits, the highest
winds are likely to be found at the top of
Transmountain Road, where pressure gra-
dients can shoot through the pass like air
being blown through a straw. Texas
Department of Transportation officials will
call for the route to be closed when weath-
er hazards from high wind to low visibility
make it unsafe for drivers. Winds can also
create danger by causing rocks to fall off
the mountain and onto the roadway, along
with blowing bushes and other debris.
One form of transportation that has to
monitor the wind more closely than any
other is air travel.
El Paso International Airport Operations
Manager Terry Sharpe said safety is taken
extremely seriously at the airport.
Preparing for the area’s windy conditions
involves everyone working with both
incoming and outgoing flights.
“It’s a synergy between the air traffic
control, the airlines and the airport,”
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Sharpe explained, adding the airport itself
has the least to do once the other two part-
ners in safety do an optimum job.
Airlines he explained, must operate under
specific Federal Aviation Administration
rules that set thresholds for wind, ice, visi-
bility and other weather dangers. Pilots
will not risk takeoff when conditions
become too extreme.
The control tower also makes use of
instrumentation that measures wind speed
or other factors that can affect a plane’s
ability to safely operate.
Sharpe said there are times when flight
activity is delayed for the safety of the pas-
sengers and crew due to windy conditions.
“When we’ve had airlines either not take
off or when we’ve had to cancel a flight it
is due to one or two things: sustained
winds above the allowed threshold or for
crosswinds,” he said.
He said another of the biggest problems
can be the dust that inhibits visibility in the
area, and many times the decision to fly or
not to fly is up to the pilot.
He said one of the most recent flights
cancelled due to these extreme winds was
in 2011 with sustained winds measuring
around 50 knots (more than 57 mph).
“The gusts can be a problem, but it’s the
sustained winds that are the bigger con-
cern,” Sharpe said.
Preparing for high winds, Sharpe
explained, goes back all the way to the
construction of the airport itself.
“Obviously you want to land straight into
the wind when at all possible,” Sharpe
said. “This concept goes back to the origi-
nal airport design in the 1920s.”
Even with advanced radars, maps and
other wind-detecting devices, airports still
rely on the simple wind sock to help meas-
ure the strength and direction of wind. El
Paso has two larger socks on its runways
as well as others on the hangar areas.
Sharpe noted that El Paso’s wind events
are some of the strongest in the nation, but
fortunately these are practically the only
weather problems that the airport deals
with. He said many airlines, particularly in
the northern regions, have to contend with
extreme winter conditions of ice and snow,
for example. These instances are excep-
tionally rare in El Paso area.
“We’re lucky here as our wind events are
what we have to prepare for,” he said. “As
far as weather, we don’t have much else.”
It’s not all bad
Some events are scheduled hoping for a
little wind, including kite-flying events
such as Westside Community Church’s
annual Super Kite Contest or Fort Bliss’s
“String Fling Kite Day” held in recent
years. The El Paso Bicycle Club also spon-
sors an annual “Ride with the Wind” club
event, a one-way ride starting in
Columbus, N.M. and taking advantage of
tailwinds so that even intermediate cyclists
can easily average over 20 mph for the 65-
mile ride back to El Paso.
Westside Community Church pastor Joe
Williams said the kite contest idea came
about when the church was looking for
something fun and affordable they could
do to serve the community. He remem-
bered how much fun flying kites was in
the spring while growing up in El Paso.
“We would go out into the street and up
to a park and fly our kites until they would
crash or we would tangle them up in a
tree,” Williams said. “We would argue
about whose kite was the highest, best
looking etc. It did not cost a lot of money
but we sure had fun. I still have a lot of
great memories.”
There is such thing as too much wind,
though. National Kite Month information
recommends optimal kite-flying winds of 5
to 25 mph, depending on the style of kite.
Williams said the wind might not always
cooperate with their event, which this year
is March 9 at Francisco Delgado Park, but
the mood of attendees is always upbeat.
“Yes sometimes the wind is too much and
tears up the kites. Other times there is not
enough and you see many dads running
madly to get their kids kites in the air,”
Williams said. “We always pray the Lord
will give us just enough wind. Sometimes
He does and sometimes He teaches us
patience. Either way we always have lots
of fun.”
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Just like any other weather condition,
windy and dusty days can be potentially
hazardous to the unprepared.
Meteorologist John Fausett offered
some advice to help make sure the area’s
windy season is also a safe season.
“Even around here, we always talk
about preparing for monsoons or rains,
but people also need to know how to
prepare for the winds,” he said.
From the home front, he said damage
or injury could come from the objects
manipulated by the winds, particularly
trashcans, lawn furniture or other rela-
tively lightweight items that can be lift-
ed by the winds.
“Secure all your loose items,” he said.
“You don’t want your trash can blowing
down the street or into someone’s car.”
He said when in the home during a
strong wind event, avoid being next to a
window when the winds are at their
highest. Also, try to remain indoors dur-
ing these events, not just for the possi-
bility of injuries from debris and high
winds, but from the excess of allergy-
flaring dust particles that are heavy in
the air.
“Stay in when it is dusty and windy if
you can,” he said. “You don’t want be
out breathing it in.”
Blowing dust and wind is also a hazard
when driving, and many wind-related
incidents occur in traffic.
“If you see a blanket of dust coming
your way while you are driving, if at all
possible pull over off the road as far as
you can and turn your headlights off,”
he said.
“In low visibility, someone might see
headlights and assume that is where the
road is leading to the potential for an
accident. If you are still on the road dur-
ing a dust storm, however, turn your
lights on to avoid collisions.”
Fausett said there are two things driv-
ers can do wrong in high winds, particu-
larly dust storms with little visibility —
drive too fast, or completely stop in the
road. The key is to slow down to a safe
and conservative pace, but keep moving.
“Slow down, but never stop,” he said.
“A speeding driver coming up behind
one stopped in the road during a dust
storm is a terrible combination.”
He said the National Weather Service
will issue a strong-wind advisory when
strong wind conditions are expected, but
there is still a constant possibility of
being caught off guard during a wind
event. Keeping alert throughout the sea-
son, Fausett said, is key.
Regular forecasts, including high wind
advisories, can be accessed via the
National Weather Services site at weath-
Staying safe in a windstorm
Wind sock at El Paso International Airport
(Photo by Rick Tate)
Franklin Mountain Gun Club — Shooting
matches are 9 a.m. the second Sunday of the
month, at Fort Bliss Rod and Gun Club, Range
9. Several matches at varying distances planned.
Entry office opens at 8:30 a.m. Fee: $15.
Information: Dale Berry, 503-7244 or 772-8927
or Mike Schwartz, 449-5079.
To get there: Take Railroad Drive to Deer;
turn right.
CMP/NRA Garand and Vintage Bold Action
Rifle matches are held on fifth Sundays of the
month (when they occur). Cost: $15.
Runs and walks
Loretto Academy Nun Run — The Junior
Class of 2013’s Service Learning Project 5K
competitive run and 1 mile fun walk is 8:30
a.m. Saturday, March 2, at Loretto Academy,
1300 Hardaway. Registration: $20 per event.
Proceeds benefit the Sisters of Loretto in
Pakistan and Villa Maria House of Prayer.
Information: 566-8400. Online registration at
Father Rick Matty 5K — St. Patrick’s
A.C.T.S. will host the competitive 5K run/walk
at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at St. Patrick
Cathedral, 1118 N. Mesa. Registration: $20
ages 15 and older; $15 ages 10 to 14 and per
person teams of 10 or more; free for age 9 and
younger. Online registration at raceadventure-
Packet pickup is noon to 6 p.m. Friday, March
8, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa.
Jack Rabbit Classic — The 13th annual trail
and road runs are 8 a.m. Sunday, March 10, at
Franklin Mountain State Park, Tom Mays Unit,
off Transmountain Road. Events include 7-mile
and 3.5-mile trail runs and a 5K paved road run.
Cost: $20 for 5K and $25 for trail runs by
March 7; $25 for 5K and $30 for trail runs Feb.
24-25. No race day registration. Spectators pay
$4 for park entrance. Information: Chris, 478-
5663 or tpwd.state.tx.us. Online registration
through 6 p.m. March 7 at raceadventuresun-
Packet pickup is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, March 8-9 at Up and Running, 3233
N. Mesa. All runners must pick up packets and
park entrance permit prior to race day.
Walk For Literacy — Dr. Nixon Elementary
School’s PTA hosts its 2nd annual 5K race and 1
mile fun run/walk benefiting the school’s litera-
cy development is 8 a.m. Sunday, March 10, at
the school, 11141 Loma Roja. Trophies for top
three male and female runners and for the
largest team and military team. Metals to top
three male and female in age groups 9 and
younger. First 200 runners receive t-shirt. Cost
(through March 8): $20 (team discount for 10
persons or more is $5 per person. Cost is $25
March 9 and on race day. Information: 274-
5222 Online registration through Feb. 29 at
Pre-race packet pick up is noon to 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 9, at Up and Running, 1475
George Dieter. Race day registration and pack-
et pickup is 7 to 7:45 a.m.
All proceeds go towards new books and read-
ing materials for students.
Sarah Reinhertsen — NMSU’s Outdoor
Recreation Adventure Arts Series presents the
long-distance runner at 7 p.m. Thursday,
March 14, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N.
Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Renowned both
for her sprinting and distance running,
Reinertsen made sporting history as the first
female using a prosthetic limb to complete the
world’s toughest endurance event-the Hawaii
Ironman. Tickets: $8 in advance; $10 at the
door. Information: (575) 646-4746.
Segundo Barrio 5K — The 3rd annual 5K
race/walk is Saturday, March 16, at Lydia
Patterson Institute, 517 S. Florence, as part of
the Celebrate Segundo Barrio Fair. The walk is
open to the first 500 applicants; suggested
donation of nonperishable food items for area
food pantries. Information: 533-8286, or
The fair is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day at the
race site,
Dirty Girl Mud Run — The original
women-only national mud run comes to El
Paso Saturday, March 16, at Tactical Ranch,
5300 Hueco Tanks Road, benefiting National
Breast Cancer Foundation. First wave for this
untimed obstacle course for women of all ages
and athletic abilities starts at 8 a.m. with final
wave at 4 p.m. Participants are encouraged to
run in teams, and many teams choose to dress
in costume. There will also be music, food, and
drinks for participants to stay and enjoy after
running. Cost of admission: $85; $100 2 weeks
prior to event. Information: 1-800-370-0179.
Online registration at godirtygirl.com.
Bataan Memorial Death March —The
24th annual marathon-length (26.2 miles)
march is 7 a.m. Sunday, March 17 at White
Sands Missile Range to honor U.S. and Filipino
troops captured by the Japanese in WWII.
Marchers should arrive at the range at 5 a.m.
and report to site start area no later than 6
a.m.; opening ceremony is 6:35 a.m.
Registration through March 6 is $95 individu-
als; $475 teams. No late or on-site registration
accepted. Information: (575) 678-1256 or (575)
678-2887. Online registration at
Packet pick up and inprocessing is 9 a.m. to 9
p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 15-16, at the
Community Center
Bldg 460, Flagler Street at the range.
All registered participants receive t-shirt,
commemorative dog tag, pre-event continental
breakfast and post-event meal.
The “green” route is the full 26.2 miles . The
“blue” route is 15.2 miles long; no awards
offered for blue route.
Hop for Health 5K — The 5K run and 1-
Mile Fun Walk are 8 a.m. Sunday, March 24, at
Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Cost: $20 per event
in advance; $25 on race day ($1 per vehicle
entry fee for park). Teams of 10 or more $15
per person (registration deadline is March 18).
Packet pick-up is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday,
March 23, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa,
and 7 to 7:45 a.m. at the start on race day.
Hop for Health — The 5K Run and 1 Mile
Fun Walk is 8 a.m. Sunday, March 24, at
Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Cost: $20 per event
in advance; $25 on race day. Team discount is
$15 per runner for teams of 10 or more (team
entry deadline March 18). A $1 fee is charged
per vehicle entering Ascarate Park. Online reg-
istration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Packet pick-up is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday,
March 23, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa,
and 7 to 7:45 a.m. Sunday at the race site.
‘Defy the Ban’ World’s fastest 10K —
The 7th annual 10K run and 2-mile fun-
run/walk 8 a.m. Sunday, April 7. The 10K
begins at the top of Transmountain and ends at
Northwestern (elevation loss of 1,400 feet).
Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663. On-line
registration available at raceadventuresunlimit-
‘Mighty Mujer’ Triathlon — The all-
female “super sprint” (300-yard swim/15k bike
/2-mile run) benefiting the Center Against
Family Violence is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20,
starting at Memorial Park Pool, 3251 Copper.
Cost: $60 by March 1; $65 March 1-April 10;
$70 April 11-17. Information: 433-3439.
Online registration at raceelpaso.com.
Winter sports
Public Ice Skating — Skating offered 7 to
10 p.m. Fridays, noon to 3 p.m. and 7 to 10
p.m. Saturdays and noon to 3 p.m. Sundays at
the Sierra Providence Event Center next to the
Coliseum, 4100 Paisano. All ages welcome.
Admission (includes skate rental): $8 ($6 mili-
tary). Spectator admission is free. Information:
479-PUCK (7825) or elpasohockey.org.
Evening public skating not offered on nights of
Rhino home games (March 1-2).
Spring Break hours are noon to 3 p.m. and 7
p.m. to midnight Friday, Saturday, Sunday and
noon to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, March
Ski Apache —Ruidoso’s 750-acre ski and
snowboarding area, now in its 51st season, has
11 lifts and 55 trails on the slopes of Sierra
Blanca, with a base elevation of 9,600.
The ski area usually remains open through
March, depending on conditions. The 24-hour
Ski Apache Snow Report number is (575) 257-
9001. Information: (575) 464-3600 or skia-
Lifts are open from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
depending on weather conditions. All-day lift
tickets are $55 ($48 age 60-69; $46 age 13-17;
$35 12 and younger; $44 military and $30 for
military child; free for ages 70 and older. (Prices
slightly higher on peak days). Season passes:
$230-$600. Call or check website or multiple-
day or half-day skiing prices.
Gondola ride tickets are $16 ($10 age 6-12;
free age 5 and younger).
Rental packages available.
Ski Apache is 130 miles from El Paso, and the
drive takes about 3 hours. From Alamogordo,
take U.S. 70/54 north to Tularosa, then follow
U.S. 70 east to Ruidoso. Turn left on NM 48
and go six miles north. Take NM 532 to the ski
area — it’s a slow, winding 12-mile climb.
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Natural History Outings — The
Southwest Environmental Center of Las Cruces
offers several “Back by Noon” Saturday field
trips departing on selected Saturdays from the
center at 275 Downtown Mall, Las Cruces.
Usual departure time is 8 a.m. with most
returning by noon. Advance registration
required. Information/reservations: (575) 522-
5552 or taylor@wildmesquite.org. Trip details:
• March 2 — “A Cave in the Robledo
Mountains,” pictographs, morteros (grind
holes) and abandoned mineshafts. Led by David
Soules. Moderate hike.
• March 9 — “The Hole Story: Kilbourne
Hole,” the largest steam crater in New Mexico.
Led by geologist Eric Kappus. Easy to moderate
• March 23 — “Dinosaur Tracks of Mt. Cristo
Rey” in Sunland Park. Led by geologist Eric
Kappus. Easy hike.
• March 30 — “Desert Plants of the Doña
Ana Mountains.” Led by photographer Lisa
Mandelkern. Easy to moderate hike.
El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society
— The society’s general meeting is 7 p.m.
Monday, March 18, at UTEP’s Centennial
Museum. Admission is free. Information: Eddie
Chew, 587-9589 or trans-pecos-audubon.org.
Field trips are free and open to the public.
Bring lunch, water, binoculars and a scope.
Information: Mark Perkins, 637-3521.
• Reservoirs Down in the Valley trip meets at
6:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Burlington
Coat Factory parking lot, 1144 N. Yarbrough.
• A Mesilla Valley Bosque and Leasburg Dam
State Parks trip to see wintering passerines and
waterfowl is 7 a.m. Saturday, March 23,
departing from the Southwest corner of Outlet
Shoppes of El Paso, I-10 and Transmountain
(Talbot entrance). Fee: $5 per vehicle (covers
both parks).
• A Trip to the Roswell area to view prairie
chickens is being planned for Saturday and
Sunday, April 13-14. Call for details.
Dog Canyon Experience — Oliver Lee
State Park, Highway 54 south of Alamogordo at
the Dog Canyon turnoff, hosts its annual cele-
bration of the natural resources of Dog Canyon
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 16-17, with hands-on
activities, presentations, hikes and more both
day. Activities are free with regular park admis-
sion. Information: (575) 437-8284.
‘Less Is the New More: Dealing With a
Drought That Won’t Go Away’ — El
Paso Water Utilities hosts the water conserva-
tion discussion 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday,
March 16, at TecH20 Water Resources
Learning Center, 10751 Montana. El Paso
Water Utilities Water Resource Manager Scott
Reinert and ABC-7 meteorologist Jorge Torres
will update the community on the area’s sum-
mer water supply, watering restrictions, and
conservation. Admission is free. Information:
621-2000 or tech2o.org.
Following the discussion, youngsters will go
on a scavenger hunt through the center’s
Wonders of Water exhibit hall to find tips on
how to get through the region’s drought.
El Paso Zoo — 4001 E. Paisano. Zoo sum-
mer entrance hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
daily. Zoo admission is $10 for ages 13 to 61;
$7.50 for ages 62 and older and active duty mil-
itary (including spouse) with ID; $6 ages 3 to
12; and free for ages 2 and under. Zoo mem-
bers admitted free. Information: 532-8156,
521-1850 or elpasozoo.org.
Franklin Mountains State Park — Most
hiking and mountain-biking trails begin in the
Tom Mays area, off Transmountain Road on the
west side of the park (east of I-10).
Entry fees are $5 per person, free for age 12
and under (with family). Correct cash or check
only. Group rates available. Hours are 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. daily. Information: 566-6441.
Guided hikes are offered selected weekends.
Cost is $3 ($1 ages 5-12; under 5 free), plus $5
park entry fee for ages 13 and older. Bring
water, snacks, sturdy shoe/boots, hiking stick,
maps and binoculars. Dogs welcome on leash
on some hikes. Reservations required: 566-
6441 ext. 221 224 or
erika.rubio@tpwd.state.tx.us or
• Aztec Caves hike is 8:30 a.m. Saturday,
March 2. Moderate pace, 1.4 miles.
• A Women’s Only Hike on the Maze Trail is
8:30 a.m. Sunday, March 3, on the Northeast
side of park (meet at Chuck Heinrich Park).
Moderate to difficult pace, 3.5 to 4 miles.
• Peak Fitness Challenge Hike on the Ron
Coleman Trail is 8 a.m. Saturday, March 16.
(meet at McKelligon Canyon). Strenuous pace,
4 to 5 miles. Cost: $5 (no activity fee required).
• West Cottonwood Mine Exploration is 9 a.m.
Sunday, March 17 (meet at Tom Mays Unit).
Easy to moderate hike, about 1-5 miles.
Rio Bosque Wetlands Park — UTEP’s
Center for Environmental Resource
Management offers free walking tours and
other activities at Rio Bosque Wetlands Park in
El Paso’s Mission Valley. Tours last about two
hours. Information: 747-8663 or riobosque.org.
• Bird tour is 3 p.m. Saturday, March 2.
• Introductory tour is 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10.
• A Community Workday is 9 a.m. Saturday,
March 16.
• Faunal Monitoring is 8 a.m. Saturday, March
Meeting place is a bridge crossing Riverside
Canal. Take Americas Ave. (Loop 375) to Pan
American Drive, turn left and travel 1.5 miles.
Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic
Site — Winter hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
daily. Admission: $7 (free for age 12 and
younger). Additional activity cost for tours
(including morning hike): $2 (free age 4 and
younger). Information: 857-1135 or texas-
stateparks.gov. Reservations recommended for
self-guided area and camping: (512) 389-8900.
Tours offered Wednesday through Sunday, by
prior arrangement at 849-6684. Participants
must carry at least one bottle of water.
Pictograph tours are 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
during the winter months. Rock climbing/boul-
dering tours are 9:30, 10 and 11 a.m. and 2
p.m. during the winter months.
Hiking tours are 9, 9:30 and 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
during the winter months.
Birding tours are 8 a.m. on the third Saturday
of the month. This month’s tour is a Christmas
Bird Count tour (March 16). Advance sign-up
To get there: Take Montana Avenue (U.S.
Highway 62-180) all the way into the Hueco
Mountains then turn left on Ranch Road 2775.
Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso
Desert Botanical Garden — 4200
Doniphan (across from Frontera). Hours are 10
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Admission: $3 (free for members). Information:
584-0563, keystoneheritagepark.org or elpa-
Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park —
5000 Calle del Norte in Mesilla. Open 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. All events
free with park admission. Day use fee: $5 per
vehicle. Information: (575) 523-4398.
• Birding tours are 8:15 a.m. Saturday.
• Nature Hikes 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
White Sands National Monument — 15
miles southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S.
70. The monument is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
through March 9; 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. March
10-April 25; visitor center hours are 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. through March 3; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. March
4-April 21. Entrance fee: $3 age 17 and older.
Free for children. Information: (575) 479-6124,
ext. 236 or (575) 679-2599, ext. 232; or go to
Sunset strolls are offered daily beginning at 5
p.m. through March 9; 6:15 p.m. March 10-
29 and 6:30 p.m. March 30-April 19.
A free Sunrise Photograph program is 6 a.m.
Sunday, March 24. Reservations accepted
beginning March 10, space is limited.
Monument admission applies.
Lake Lucero tour is 9 a.m. Saturday, March
30. Reservations required (accepted online
only). Cost is $3 ($1.50 age 16 and under).
Full Moon Hike is 9 p.m. Saturday, April 27.
Reservations accepted online beginning March
27. Fee: $5 per person; $2.50 age 15 and
younger, plus regular entrance fee.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park — The
park is about 160 miles east of El Paso, off the
Carlsbad Highway (U.S. 62-180). Information:
(575) 785-2232 or nps.gov/cave.
Winter hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily;
tours available 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Last
entry into cave via natural entrance is 2 p.m.
with last entry into cave via elevator 3:30 p.m.
Cost is $6 ($3 for ages 6-15 or seniors with
discount card).
New Mexico State Parks — Day-use fee
is $5 at any state park. All programs are free
with park entrance, unless otherwise listed.
Information: (575) 744-5998 or nmparks.com.
• Oliver Lee State Park, Highway 54 south of
Alamogordo at the Dog Canyon turnoff. Most
hikes depart from the Visitor Center.
Information: (575) 437-8284.
A Ranch House Hike is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, March 2. Pets welcome on leash.
A night sky viewing of Orion the Hunter is 7
to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9.
The annual Dog Canyon Experience is 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 16-17.
An “On the Trail of Frenchy” Hike is 10 to
11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23.
Rattlesnake Tales talk is 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, March 30.
• Elephant Butte Lake State Park —
Information: (575) 744-5998.
American Bass Angler’s fishing tournament is
6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March
The 4th annual Easter Egg Hunt is 10:30 a.m.
to noon Saturday, March 30.
• City of Rocks State Park, north of Deming off
U.S. 180. Information: (575) 536-2800. A
“Rattlesnake Myths” presentation is 3 to 4 p.m.
every Saturday.
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ameron Russell is a 25-year-old
fashion model who until a few
months ago was far more famous
for her beauty than her brain.
What changed all that was a 10-minute
“TED Talk” she gave in October in
Washington, D.C. (TED stands for
“Technology, Entertainment, Design”
and its worldwide conferences are idea-
fests featuring the world’s most innova-
tive thinkers.) When a video of the talk
(ted.com) was posted on the web in
January, it quickly went viral.
It wasn’t just her looks that attracted
over a million hits and led to numerous
TV interviews and press articles,
although Russell is the first to admit that
her looks made it possible.
What made her a media sensation was
her courage to say “I won a genetic lot-
tery and I am the recipient of a legacy.”
Genetics gave a her 5-foot-10 slender
frame and a stunning face, and our cul-
tural definition of beauty bequeathed her
a legacy that she freely admits “I am
cashing out on.”
“Image is powerful,” she asserts, but
adds, “Image is superficial.”
Her own superficial advantages led to
her being scouted as a model, appearing
on the world’s most prestigious fashion
runways and magazines. While success
as a model does require a degree of skill
and hard work, she emphasizes that “I
received all these benefits from a deck
stacked in my favor.”
What Russell is talking about is a con-
cept called privilege — the advantages
that some people have by virtue of birth
or social position.
After her TED Talk, Russell appeared
on a news show with a U.S. senator, and
she noted that for him, his success
required hard work “so it’s really com-
plicated to unpack the role of privilege
in that. … But for me it’s so easy …
I’m so successful because I’m pretty.”
(Russell obviously is more than a pret-
ty face. She majored in economics and
political science at Columbia.)
Caryn Rivadeneira, in a post on
Christianity Today’s “her-meneutics”
blog, notes that what make Russell’s
viewpoint so radical is that American
culture has a hard time recognizing the
role of privilege. We want everything we
achieve and acquire to be the result of
our own effort.
While effort is usually part of the equa-
tion, it’s rarely all of it.
That’s where Russell’s message res-
onates with the perspective of faith. If
we can acknowledge that we are given
far more in life than we ever deserve,
than we are encouraged to give back
rather than to hold on.
Randy Limbird is editor of
El Paso Scene. Comments?
Send to randy@epscene.com
by Randy Limbird
Centennial Museum — University at
Wiggins, UTEP. Changing exhibits are on the
second floor, Lea and Discovery Galleries.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 Tuesday through
Saturday. Admission is free. Information: 747-
8994 or museum.utep.edu.
Showing through April 13: “The Peregrine
Falcon: Return of an Endangered Species.”
Continuing exhibits are on the third floor of
the Centennial and include archaeology, ethnol-
ogy and paleontology of the Southwest. Around
the museum building, the Chihuahuan Desert
Gardens exhibit has more than 600 species of
desert plants emphasizing the beauty and utility
of Southwestern water-conserving native plants
in landscaping.
Chamizal galleries — Chamizal National
Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Los Paisano
hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday
through Friday; weekends by request. Los
Abrazos hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday and Sundays during perform-
ances. Admission is free. Information: 532-7273
or nps.gov/cham/.
Showing through April 30 in Los Paisanos
Gallery: “2012: A New Light of Hope with Art”
Celebrate 2012, the end of the Mayan calendar
cycle, and the beginning of a new cycle, with
art and information.
Opening March 1 in the Abrazos Gallery:
38th Siglo de Oro Annual Poster Exhibit featur-
ing posters entries and Award Winners from
the annual drama festival.
El Paso Exploreum —The city’s first “liv-
ing laboratory” museum for children is at 300-
320 W. San Antonio (south of Convention
Center). Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Closed Monday. Last admission is one hour
before closing time. Information: 533-4330 or
Admission: $10 ($8 students, seniors and mil-
itary with ID; $6 ages 4-11; free under age 4).
The Exploreum will take part in the annual
Kidspalooza events 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,
March 16, with an Enchanted Forest, free
jumping balloon, drop-in crafts and activity
tables to earn a free simulator ride in the park-
ing area. Museum admission is $5 during this
time with additional take-home crafts, a fairy
scavenger hunt, live Enchanted Forest animals
and a chance to win free admission for a family
of four for a full year.
Exploreum’s areas include:
• The High Tech Hot Spot showcases the
future with a multiplayer touch screen table
and an interactive floor.
• Airport Adventure provides children and
adults alike a whimsical look at a kid-sized air-
• Old El Paso Village gives visitors a chance to
experience the traditional grocery store found
in most children’s museums in a new way.
• STEAM Ahead, where visitors solve real-
world problems in a hands-on exhibit showing
how engineering a design touches our lives
every day.
The Exploreum’s Spring Break camps run
Monday through Friday, March 18-22. Cost:
$100 per camp.
El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study
Center — 715 N. Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday.
Admission is free; donations encouraged.
Information: 351-0048 or elpasoholocaustmu-
Extended through March 9: “The Memory
Project,” a multi-media exhibit created by film-
maker Laurie Weisman and artist Roz Jacobs.
El Paso Museum of Archaeology —
4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso (west
of U.S. 54). Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Closed Mondays and city holidays. Admission is
free. Information: 755-4332 or
Showing through March 24: “Walking with
the Ancestors: From Mesoamerica to the
Southwest,” an exhibit about the connections
among peoples across time and space from
ancient Mesoamerica to the American
Southwest, curated by UTEP Department of
History’s Dr. Yolanda Chávez Leyva.
Leyva will lead a free tour of the exhibit at 3
p.m. Saturday, March 2.
The 7th annual Franklin Mountain Poppies
Preservation Celebration free family fun day is
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23, with a
full program of nature talks, wildlife displays,
educational exhibits, demonstrations, a live
wolf, Houdini the Harris Hawk, children’s activ-
ity center, music and food vendors. Admission
is free. Free parking available at the EPCC
Northeast campus with free shuttle service
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: 755-4332 or
El Paso Museum of History — 510 N.
Santa Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), and
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Museum admission is
free. Information: 351-3588 or
A free “Tribal Café Belly Dance Extravaganza:
Women Empowering Women,” hosted by
Snake Charmer and the Belly Dancer, is 6 to 8
p.m. Friday, March 8, in celebration of
International Woman’s Day. Featured is
American Belly Dance Legends by Amaya
Productions, tribal fusion belly dancers, drum-
mers and Henna painting.
A free Women’s History Month lecture “El
Paso Women in Politics: 1912 to 1990 by politi-
cal historian Joseph Longo is 2 p.m. Saturday,
March 9.
The museum will take part in the Downtown
Kidspalooza event noon to 4 p.m. Saturday,
March 16, with readings from Shakespeare’s
“Midsummer Night’s Dream?” at 11 a.m. and 1,
2, 3 and 4 p.m. Kids and adults can also make a
“Mandy the Mule” mask.
Now showing is “The Missions and Their
People Wall” which honors the Mission Valley
of the Southwestern United States and
Northern Mexico. Elias Bonilla presents “An
overview: Creating the Missions, Gathering in
the People” at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30.
The monthly Wacky Wednesday program for
pre-school children and siblings up to age 6 is
11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 6. Each
story will be followed by a directed activity that
ties into the subject of the book.
The museum hosts free hands-on workshops
at 2 p.m. on the following Saturdays:
• March 16: “Make Beads out of Roses”
workshop with artist Sherry White. Participants
will learn rose trivia and make decorative beads
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out of rose petals. All materials provided; early
registration encouraged.
• March 23: “Drum Circle and Percussion
History” with professional drummer Mauricio
R. González, as part of the museum’s tempo-
rary exhibit “The Cover Art of Rock and Roll
Recordings.” Participants may bring their own
drum; children welcome.
The museum hosts dance and other classes in
its classrooms for $20 ($10 members) for total
8 week session.
• Spring Tai Chi 1 and 2 Saturday classes are 10
to 11 a.m. (Tai Chi 2) and 11 a.m. to noon (Tai
Chi 1) Saturdays March 9-April 27, taught by
Hsio-Ying Hines. Wednesday lunch classes are
11 a.m. to noon March 6-April 24.
Fort Bliss and Old Ironsides Museums
— Both museums are located in Building 1735,
Marshall Road on Fort Bliss. Hours are 9 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed
Saturdays, Sundays and all federal holidays.
Enter through Cassidy Gate off U.S. Highway
54. Admission is free. Information: 568-5412.
Fort Bliss and Old Ironsides Museums portray
the history of this Army Post from its establish-
ment in downtown El Paso in 1848 with a regi-
ment of mounted infantry to its present day
status as America’s Tank Division Museum. It
tells the story of the “Old Ironsides” Division
through the use of artifacts, three dimensional
exhibits, dioramas and graphic displays inter-
preting the rich history, heritage, legacy and lin-
eage of the 1st Armored Division.
Los Portales Museum and Visitor
Center — 1521 San Elizario Road. Hours are
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday,
noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
Information: 851-1682.
Magoffin Home State Historic Site —
1120 Magoffin. The adobe home, built around
1875 by Joseph Magoffin, tells the story of a
multicultural family that influenced the develop-
ment of the Southwest borderlands. It includes
authentic art and furnishings reflecting the daily
lives of the Magoffin family.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
Sunday. Tours on the hour; last tour at 4 p.m.
Spanish language tours offered Thursday
through Saturday; call for availability. Cost: $4
($3 ages 6-18). Group tours available with
advance registration. Information: 533-5147 or
The Magoffin Home will offer free outdoor
fun activities Saturday, March 16, as part of
Kidspalooza. Tours also will be offered at a spe-
cial $2 rate that day.
National Border Patrol Museum and
Memorial Library — 4315 Transmountain
Drive. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
Saturday. Admission is free. Information: 759-
6060 or borderpatrolmuseum.com.
Railroad and Transportation Museum
of El Paso — More than 150 years of El Paso
railroad history are on display at Union Depot
Transit Terminal, 400 W. San Antonio. Hours
are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m.
Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 422-
3420, 256-4409 or elpasorails.org.
The Harvey Girl Association of El Paso and
the museum host a reception 2 to 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 3, celebrating the 107th
anniversary of the historic Union Passenger
Station and the Harvey House Restaurant in El
Paso. Admission is free but donations accepted.
A Downtown walking tour of Historic Sites
and Public Art is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March
30, starting at the entrance of the El Paso
Museum of History, 510 N. Santa Fe, and pass-
ing through San Jacinto Plaza. Meet at Museum
of History at 10:15 a.m. Cost: $5 donation to
the Railroad Museum (free for children).
San Elizario Veterans Museum and
Memorial Walk — 1501-B Main Street in
San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission
is free. Information: Ann Lara, 345-3741 or Ray
Borrego, 383-8529.
War Eagles Air Museum— 8012 Airport
Road, Doña Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
Sunday. Admission: $5; $4 senior citizens and
military; free for children under 12.
Information: (575) 589-2000 or war-eagles-air-
Las Cruces area
Branigan Cultural Center — Branigan
Building, 501 N. Main, (Downtown Mall) Las
Cruces. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday. Admission is free.
Information: (575) 541-2154 or las-
Weekly storytime is 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Saturdays at the center, followed by art jour-
neys at the Museum of Art.
Showing March 1-30: Masterworks:
Googlepaedic Narrations and the Dysfunction
of Damage by Shaurya Kumar, focusing on
Kumar’s displacement from his native environ-
ment and cultural roots, with virtual interpreta-
tion of his memories of ancient murals he
experienced during his travels to remote vil-
lages and temples in India.
Showing March 1-April 27: “Pancho Villa
and the Mexican Revolution.” Through this
photographic biography, the legacy of Pancho
Villa in his many capacities can be seen as cap-
tured through the lenses of his contemporaries.
A lecture on “The Life and Times of Pancho
Villa” is 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2, by exhibit
curator James Hester, PhD, who currently
serves as a Senior Consulting Archaeologist
with Walker Research Group.
A free viewing of the A&E Biography episode,
“Pancho Villa: Outlaw Hero” is 1 to 2 p.m.
Saturday, March 9.
Opening reception for both March exhibits is
5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, as part of the
Downtown Ramble.
A free “Print Like Posada” workshop for ages
7 to 12 is 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23.
Participants create their own series of print
based media using recycled materials, pencils
and paint along with learning about famous
Mexican printmakers like José Guadalupe
Posada, Diego Rivera, and José Clemente
Orozco. Pre-registration required.
A reading on “Making Sense of the Civil War”
is 2 p.m. Thursday, March 7 and 21 as part of
the museum’s reading and discussion series to
discuss “America’s War Anthology.” The March
7 discussion is on Part 2 “Choosing Sides” and
the March 21 lecture is on Part 3 “Making
Sense of Shiloh.”
A lecture by Mary Pierce on “Colcha,
Embroidered Connections” is 1 p.m. Thursday,
March 14, as part of the museum’s 2013
History Lecture Series.
Las Cruces Museum of Nature and
Science — 411 N. Main in the Las Cruces
Downtown Mall. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. dur-
ing the First Friday Ramble. Information: (575)
522-3120 or las-cruces.org/museums.
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Animal Encounters are 1 p.m. Saturdays.
Planeteers! space program for children age 3-
5 and their guardians is 9 a.m. the first
Thursday of the month.
“Dinos A to Z” presentations are 3 p.m.
A behind-the-scenes tour of the nature center
is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 1.
Hands on Activities based on the television
program “Fetch!” is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.
Las Cruces Railroad Museum— The
museum is in the Santa Fe train depot, 351 N.
Mesilla, (at Las Cruces avenue west of the
Downtown Mall). Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Admission is
free; donations encouraged. Information: (575)
647-4480 or museums.las-cruces.org.
• New Mexico Watercolor Society, Southern
Chapter hosts a display entitled “Trains, Planes
and Automobiles” through March.
• Family Game Day is 10 a.m. to noon the sec-
ond Saturday of each month. Families can try
out early 20th century games.
• Toddler Story Time is 11 a.m. the third
Saturday of each month. RSVP requested.
NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
— 4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. Hours
are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday,
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for
adults, $3 seniors 60 and older, $2 for children
5-17; free for museum members, veterans and
children age 4 and under. Information: (575)
522-4100 or nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.
The 14th annual Cowboy Days celebration of
Southwest pioneer heritage is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, March 2-3. Admission:
$4 (free for ages 4 and younger).
NMSU professor and Library Archivist Martha
Shipman Andrews will speak on “Eastern Views
of Western Women: Documenting the Women
of the Wild West” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March
14, as part of the museum’s cultural speaker
series. Suggested donation: $2.
Showing March 1-Sept. 15: “New Mexico’s
African American Legacy: Visible, Vital,
Valuable” presented by the African American
Museum and Cultural Center of New Mexico
in Albuquerque. Opening reception is 6 to 8
p.m. Thursday, March 21.
Roping on horseback in the Museum’s Roping
Arena are 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays; a
Parade of Breeds in the 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Wednesdays in the Round Pen.
The museum also features domestic animals
on site. Milking demonstrations are at 10 a.m.
and 3 p.m. daily (3 p.m. only Sundays).
Blacksmith shop open Tuesday through Sunday.
Sewing and weaving demonstrations are 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Wednesdays.
Pony rides for children offered 10 a.m. to
noon Saturdays, near the Horse and Cattle
Barn. Tickets: $5 per ride (available in the
lobby or near the barn).
A Basic Dowsing class is 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 16, taught by Frank Geisel.
Pre-registration required. Cost: $15 (tools will
be provided); $12 for museum members.
NMSU Art Gallery — D.W. Williams Art
Center, 1390 E. University Ave, (Williams Hall)
on the NMSU campus, Las Cruces (east of
Solano). Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday and
Thursday through Saturday, and 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesdays. Admission is free. Information:
(575) 646-2545 or nmsu.edu/artgal.
The NMSU Juried Student Exhibition runs
March 8-April 6. Opening reception is 5 p.m.
Friday, March 8.
NMSU Museum —Kent Hall, University at
Solano, Las Cruces. Hours are noon to 4 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday. Admission is free.
Information: (575) 646-5161 or
nmsu.edu/museum. Spring 2013 exhibitions:
• “Seeing, Hearing, Learning, Being Loved:
Cradleboards of North America”
• “Plazas of New Mexico”
• “Weaving Solidarity: Textile Traditions of
Highland Chiapas.”
White Sands Missile Range Museum
and Missile Park — Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday. Free admission.
Information, directions: (575) 678-8824 (local
call) or wsmr-history.org.
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum— 301
S. Silver, Deming. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday through Saturday, 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Sunday. Admission is free. Information: (575)
546-2382 or deminglunamimbresmuseum.com.
Hubbard Museum of the American
West — 841 U.S. Hwy 70 West, next to
Ruidoso Downs (N.M.) Race Track. Hours: 9
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day. Docent-led tours
of permanent exhibits are 10 a.m. Fridays.
Admission: $6 ($5 for seniors, military; $2 chil-
dren 6-16; free for children 5 and younger and
museum members). Information: (575) 378-
4142 or hubbardmuseum.org.
Showing through March 17: 21st annual Fall
American Photography Exhibition. Hosted by
the Lincoln County Photographic Society. The
juried show features photos pertaining to the
American West.
Submissions are being taken through March
17 for the “Celebration of Arte” exhibit that
runs May 4-Sept. 9. Entry forms/details avail-
able online at hubbardmuseum.org.
New Mexico Museum of Space
History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo,The
museum features the International Space Hall
of Fame and the Tombaugh IMAX Dome
Theater and Planetarium.
Space center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: $6 ($5 for seniors and military, $4
ages 4-12, children 3 and younger free).
Information: (877) 333-6589, (575) 437-2840
or nmspacemuseum.org.
See “Film Scene” for IMAX schedule.
Combo tickets available (included museum
entrance and one IMAX ticket): $10 ($9 seniors
and military, $7 children).
Sacramento Mountains Historical
Museum— Cloudcroft, N.M. Hours are 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission:
$5 ($3 ages 6 to 12). Information: (575) 682-
2932 or cloudcroftmuseum.com.
Silver City Museum — 312 W. Broadway,
Silver City, in the historic H.B. Ailman House.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through
Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday. Open until 7 p.m. the first Friday of the
month. Admission: $3 suggested donation.
Information: (575) 538-5921, 1-877-777-7947
(out of town), or silvercitymuseum.org.
Toy Train Depot — Alameda Park, 1991 N.
White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo. An actual train
depot built in 1898, the building houses more
than 1,200 feet of model railroad track and
hundreds of model and toy trains. Hours are
noon to 4:40 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Admission: $4. Information: (575) 437-2855 or
The 1/5 scale train track offers rides around
Alameda Park 12:30 to 4 p.m. Cost: $4.
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Agave Rosa Gallery — 905 Noble (next to
the International Museum of Art). Hours are 11
a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The
gallery features paintings, sculpture, jewelry and
photography. Gallery artists are Martha
Arzabala, Hector Bernal, Romy Hawkins and
Carla Zabalegui. Information: 533-8011,
Art Windows of El Paso — The City of El
Paso’s art space in El Paso at El Paso
International Airport’s main lobby. Information:
780-4781 or flyelpaso.com.
Showing through April 19 are works by Hal
Marcus and Tina Yetter.
Ballroom Marfa — 108 E. San Antonio
Street in Marfa. Hours are noon to 6 p.m.
Thursday through Sunday. Information: (432)
729-3700 or ballroommarfa.org.
Showing March 8-July 7: “New Growth,”
solo exhibition by multimedia artist Rashid
Johnson. Johnson continues an exploration of
African-American intellectual history and pop
culture in steel and shea butter sculptures and
starscape paintings.
Opening reception is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday,
March 8, with performance by jazz musicians
Kahil El’Zabar and Hamiet Bluiett. Community
dinner follows at 8 p.m. at The Capri.
Johnson will host an exhibition walkthrough at
11 a.m. Saturday, March 9.
Chinati Foundation — Marfa, Texas.
Created by artist Donald Judd, the Chinati
Foundation houses one of the world’s largest
collections of permanently installed contempo-
rary art. Guided tours are 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Thursday through Sunday. Admission is $10 ($5
for students, seniors). Full tour is $25 ($10 stu-
dents). Information: (432) 729-4362 or chi-
Crossland Gallery — The El Paso Art
Association’s gallery is at 500 W. Paisano (in the
Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are 11 a.m. to 4
p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturdays. Admission is free. Information: 534-
7377 or office@elpasoartassociation.com.
Showing March 1-23 is El Paso Art
Association’s annual “Colors of Spring” show
and sale, featuring more than 60 works by 30
local artists, both EPAA members and non-
members. This year’s judge is Rebecca Muñoz.
Opening reception is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday,
March 1.
Showing March 29-April 20: “Bill Rakocy
Retrospective,” showcasing 60 years of art by
El Paso artist, with more than 20 oils and
watercolors, and four musal. Opening recep-
tion is 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 29.
El Paso Art Association — The associa-
tion’s quarterly meeting is 2 p.m. Sunday,
March 10, at the Crossland Gallery, 500 W.
Paisano. Jeff Clouser and Dolores Dueñez will
present a program on digital cameras and web-
sites. Free and open to the public. Information:
534-7377 or elpasoartassociation.com.
El Paso Artisan Gallery — The gallery’s
new location is in the El Paso Exploreum, 320
W. San Antonio (next to Lynx Exhibits). The
gallery features works for sale by local painters,
jewelers, crafters and photographers. Lynx
hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through
Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Closed
Monday. Gallery admission is free. Information:
533-4330 or elpasoexploreum.org.
El Paso Artists Studio Tour — The 6th
annual tour featuring two dozen local studios
and galleries is Saturday and Sunday April 20-
21 at Eastside, Northeast and Mission Valley
studios, and April 27-28 on Westside, Upper
Valley and Downtown studios. Look for the
bright yellow signs. Details to be announced.
Full studio list and directions available online at
El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts
Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and
Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to
9 p.m. Thursday. Closed Mondays and holidays.
Admission is free for most exhibits. Admission
to “Wyeths” and “70 Years of Mexican Art” is
$10 ($5 EPMA members) free for age 12 and
younger and all active duty military personnel
and their families with ID. Information: 532-
1707 or elpasoartmuseum.org.
The museum will host activities in conjunction
with EPSO’s KidsPalooza 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, March 16, with free art making activ-
ities inspired by “70 Years of Mexican Art”. All
ages are welcome, and visitors receive free
admission to ticketed exhibitions.
World Cinema Series screenings are 2 p.m.
Saturdays through June. Admission is free. See
“Film Scene” for schedule.
Showing through April 28:
• “The Wyeths Across Texas.” El Paso Museum
of Art is proud the single touring venue for an
exhibition organized and first displayed at the
Tyler Museum of Art, which presents works in
Texas collections by the most beloved and
famous family of American artists—N.C.
Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, and Jamie Wyeth.
• “70 Years of Mexican Art: New Languages,
New Worlds.” Part of a new collaboration
between the El Paso Museum of Art and the
Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso, the
exhibit features the work of Mexican artists
created in the last half-century.
A lecture by Santiago Espinosa de los
Monteros on “70 Years of Mexican Art” is 6
p.m. Thursday, March 14.
Featured “Artists on Art” local artist through
April 7 is FreChelle Tesla. Tesla explores issues
of race, gender, slavery and previous societies
by juxtaposing found objects, organic materials
with historic or self-authored texts.
Showing through March 24: “Easy
Companions: Animals and Children in the
Photographs of Manuel Carrillo.”
Showing through April 21 in the Retablo
Niche: “Saint Joseph.”
Showing through May 26: “Gene Flores:
Proverbios and Dichos Chicanos,” featuring
works from the EPMA collection belonging to
the artist’s print series, Chicano Proverbios and
A Zip tour of “Proverbios and Dichos
Chicanos” with senior curator Patrick Shaw
Cable is 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 20.
The Museum School’s annual Spring Break
Camps for ages 6-8 and 9-12 run 9:30 a.m. to
noon or 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday,
March 19-22. Cost (by March 13): $75 ($60
El Paso Museum of Art Spring Classes
— The 2013 spring classes for adults and kids
run April 4-May 23 at El Paso Museum of Art,
One Arts Festival Plaza. Information and regis-
tration: 532-1707, ext. 65. Registration closes
April 3. Online registration at elpasoartmuse-
Adult classes for age 15 and older are $5 to
$72, depending on class. Supplies not included.
• Life Drawing — 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays,
April 4-May 9. (Must be 18 to register).
• Watercolor Scenes — 9:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. Saturdays, April 6-May 11.
• Pastel Portraits — 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays,
April 6-May 11
• Advanced Ceramics, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays,
April 6-May 11.
• Wheel-Throwing — 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays,
April 7-May 12.
Pre-K Classes, for ages 3-5 and a caregiver
are 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays. $20-$30 per ses-
sion; supplies included.
• April 11: Action Painting
• April 25: Barn Yard Friends
• May 9: Points and Dots
• May 23: Let’s Make Sound.
A Drawing Foundations class for ages 8-12 is
1 to 3 p.m. Sundays, April 7-May 12. Cost:
$38-$46, supplies included.
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Encaustic International Art Studio and
Gallery — 7100 Westwind, Suite 120. The
gallery is the studio of encaustic artist Brigitte
von Ahn. Hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday and
Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Information: 833-0454 or brigittevonahn.com.
Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and
Gift Shop — Award-winning Impressionist
Alberto Escamilla’s studio is at 1445 Main
Street in San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 11:30
a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday; and 12:30 to 4 p.m.
Sunday and by appointment. Information: 851-
0742 or 474-1800, or albertoescamilla.com.
Foto Fiesta 2013 — Photography
Enthusiasts of El Paso (PEEP) host a photogra-
phy exhibit featuring works by area photogra-
phy clubs in El Paso and southern New Mexico
March 2-30, at El Paso Public Library’s Main
Branch, 501 N. Oregon, during regular library
hours. Admission is free. Information: 588-
3747, 479-0781 or peepelpaso.ning.com.
This year’s exhibit will be made up of four
categories: Landscape, Still Life, Black and
White, and Digital Art.
Free public workshops covering a variety of
photographic topics offered Saturday, March
23, in the library’s theater. The workshops will
cover topics such as Camera Basics and
Composition, The Legal Rights/Responsibilities
of Photographers, Printing and Framing,
Lighting on a Budget and more.
Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon.
Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday Wednesday
and Friday; noon to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Information: 533-9090 or halmarcus.com.
The gallery is owned and operated by local
artist Hal Marcus and his wife, Gallery Director
Patricia Medici.
Showing through April 30: “3 Generations,”
works by three generations of El Paso artists:
Fern Thurston, Eugene Thurston and Holly
Cox; respectively grandmother, father and
daughter. See “Gallery Talk” for more informa-
tion. Holly Cox will give an ARTalk is 5 to 7
p.m. Thursday, March 21.
Writer, teaching artist and radio show host
Monica Gomez hosts a free “Write Off The
Walls” workshop 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, March
21, drawing inspiration from classic artists plus
local art from the gallery. Seating is limited; pre-
registration required.
Marcus’s home and studio, located across the
street, are available for personal tours.
A gift shop offers art-related gifts, books and
calendars featuring art by Marcus and other
local artists.
International Museum of Art —1211
Montana. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday
through Sunday. Free guided tours available on
a walk-in basis. Admission is free. Information:
543-6747 or internationalmuseumofart.net.
Showing March 3-30: Rio Bravo
Watercolorists 2013 Arts of March juried exhi-
bition. Artists’ reception is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday,
March 3, with awards presentation at 3 p.m.
Free art lessons are offered 2 to 3 p.m.
selected Sundays in the museum classroom:
• March 10: Wet in Wet Watercolor Painting
with Dorian Clouser
• March 17: Brush Calligraphy with Wanda
• March 24: Negative Painting with Dorian
‘Jewelry for a Voice’ call for artists —
En Voz Alta seeks jewelry artist submissions
through March 22 to participate in the 2nd
annual “Jewelry for a Voice” event.
Jewelry artists wishing to create and donate a
unique piece of jewelry utilizing a signature
lampwork bead (made by Richard Inman) may
arrange to pick up their bead and competition
instructions from De Franco Designs, Placita
Santa Fe, 5024 Doniphan, Suite 6. Beads avail-
able 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. All pieces must be submitted by
March 22 to be considered for competition
recognition/related publicity. Prizes awarded
and Estela Casas will wear winning jewelry dur-
ing her evening broadcasts. In addition, En Voz
Alta will accept donations of jewelry from local
artisans and jewelers. Information: Patricia
Vaupel, 694-6178 or Mary Ceglio, 240-2368.
En Voz Alta is a non-profit organization that
supports children with hearing loss. “Jewelry
for a Voice” is Saturday, April 20, at El Paso
Club with a dinner, entertainment and silent
auction to benefit children with hearing loss.
Tickets: $50.
National Veterans Creative Arts
Competition — Works by participants in the
El Paso VA Health Care System competition
will be on display March 11-15, at El Paso VA
5001 N. Piedras, Voluntary Service, 3rd Floor.
The exhibit will include visual arts and video
displays of performing arts. Winning entries
may advance to national competition.
Information: 564-7574 or elpaso.va.gov.
Northeast Critique Group — The artists’
group meets at 3 p.m. the third Thursday of
the month at Opengate Community Church,
9821 McCombs. Bring a recent painting or
drawing to be critiqued (not criticized). All
media welcome. Information: Judy, 755-1443 or
Connie, 490-3978.
Pena Gallery and Studio San Elizario –
Renowned artist Amado M. Peña Jr.’s gallery is
1456 N. Main in San Elizario (in front of the
mission). Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Information: 851-8400 or sanelizariopena-
gallery.com. Showing through March 3:
Worldwide Photowalk Exhibition.
Rio Bravo Watercolorists – The group’s
monthly meeting is 11:30 a.m. Wednesday,
March 20, at Great American, 9800 Gateway
North, with a pastel demonstration by local
artist Candy Mayer. Cost (includes meal): $13.
Information/reservations: Ofelia Castaneda,
The group’s 2013 Arts of March juried exhibi-
tion is March 3-30, at International Museum of
Art, 1211 Montana, open to all RBW members.
Artists reception is 2 ton4 p.m. Sunday, March
3, with awards presentation at 3 p.m.
Information: 855-2082 or
Free art lessons are offered 2 to 3 p.m.
selected Sundays in the museum classroom:
• March 10: Wet in Wet Watercolor Painting
with Dorian Clouser
• March 17: Brush Calligraphy with Wanda
• March 24: Negative Painting with Dorian
Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald
Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is next to Sun
Bowl Stadium (off Dawson Drive). Hours are
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday
and Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Weekend hours by appointment only.
Information: 747-6151 or rubincenter.utep.edu.
Showing through March 15:
• In the Rubin Gallery: “Avenue Patrice
Lumumba” by South African artist Guy Tillim,
and curated by Karen Irvine of the Museum of
Contemporary Photography at Columbia
College in Chicago. At its core is an exploration
of broken promises of modernity and progress
seen through the lens and metaphor of con-
temporary civic architecture.
• In the L Gallery: “Magnificent Warning”
works by Argentine-born Máximo Gonzalez,
who uses found objects, obsessively detailed
handwork and performance-based techniques
to create work that is political, poetic and visu-
ally beautiful. The exhibition features a site-spe-
cific commission made up of hundreds of spe-
cially-lit elements suspended form the two-
story ceiling of the Rubin Center atrium.
• In the Project Space: “Stardust: Memories of
the Calle Mariscal” by award winning Juarez
photographer Julian Cardona. Cardona docu-
mented the destruction of the famous Calle
Mariscal, just across the US/México Bridge in
Ciudad Juárez. Photos and reflections from
people who worked, lived and played on that
street will be on display.
ArtReach lecture series talks are at 6 p.m.
selected Thursdays and feature professionals
who have successfully combined art with sci-
ence, entrepreneurship, research, academia,
and community service.
March 7: “Shedding Light on the Brain: LED
Technology in Art and Science” with iE founder
and creative director Douglas Steel.
San Elizario Art District — Several gal-
leries and artist studios are located 1445 to
1501 Main Street near the San Elizario Plaza on
the Mission Trail. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 474-1800
or 851-0093.
The First Friday ArtWalk is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday,
March 1, with artist galleries open late, live
demonstrations and music. A Ghost Tour begins
at 10 p.m.
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To get there, take Loop 375 South from I-10,
exit Socorro Rd., then drive 7 miles east to
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Featured gallery artists include Al Borrego,
Rob Mack, Palmira Lopez, Manuel Alvarado,
Maria Branch, Bert Saldaña, Joanna Franco,
Melissa Himes, M. Concepcion, Robert
Lichlyter, Amado Pena Jr. and Arturo Avalos.
Sculptural Identities workshop — Marfa
Contemporary, 100 E. San Antonio in Marfa,
Texas, hosts a hands-on weekend workshop
run by artist Jennie Lyn Hamilton on 1 to 5
p.m. Saturday, March 2, in conjunction with
the exhibition of British artist Boo Ritson.
Admission is free and open to ages 5 and older.
Call to register: (432) 729-3500 or
Natalie@marfacontemporary.org (leave name,
email address and telephone number).
Information: marfacontemporary.org
Sunland Art Gallery — The El Paso Art
Association co-op gallery is in Sunland Park
Mall, second level across from The Greenery,
with 30 El Paso artists represented. Hours are
10 a.m. to 8.m. Monday through Saturday,
noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Information: 584-3117,
474-0053 or sunlandartgallery.com.
Showing in March is “Figuratively Speaking IV.”
The gallery is taking artist submissions for
paintings and photographs, as well as jewelry,
repujados, metal work, sculpture, glass work
(jewelry or stained glass), and other items.
Artists may contact Cil Abeyta at 474-0053.
Entries are also being taken for the following
2013 exhibits:
• May: “Asarco,“ views of the plant and smoke-
• June: “Pets and Wild Things,” anything from
the animal world.
Sunland Winery — Located at Art & Frame
Mfg., 1769 Victory Lane in Sunland Park, N.M.
Hours are 6 to 11:30 p.m. Thursday through
Saturdays. Information: (575) 589-1214.
“Pottery To Go” classes are 6 to 8 p.m. every
third and fourth Thursday of the month, to
learn the basics of slab and hand-built pottery.
Cost: $40 (includes supplies).
The gallery will celebrate El Paso Mountain
Poppies, during the month of March with pho-
tography by Nina Eaton and Ali Keyes paintings
by Deana Hicks and more.
A Transmountain Painting and Tasting Class
with artist Deana Hicks is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Friday and 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 15-16.
No experience needed. Cost: $40 (includes
brushes, paint, two glasses of wine and snacks).
The Spring Wine Art Market is 5 to 9 p.m.
Friday and 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 15-16.
See separate listing in “Roundup” for details.
Through Her Eyes Photography
Exhibit – Latinitas’ youth photography exhibit
runs through the month of March at El Paso
Public Library Main Branch, 501 N. Oregon, in
celebration of Women’s History Month. The
exhibit features photographs by participants age
10 to 18 in the Latinitas after school clubs.
Latinitas is a local youth program that uses cre-
ative multimedia education to empower Latina
youth. Admission is free. Information: 219-8554
or latinitasmagazine.org.
Las Cruces/Mesilla
Adobe Patio Gallery and Studio —
1765 Avenida de Mercado in Mesilla. The
gallery features works by Carolyn Bunch,
Anthony Pennock, Kelley S. Hestir, Cheryl
Derrick and other local and regional artists.
Information: (575) 532-9310 or adobepatio-
The winter exhibition is “The Print and
Drawing Show,” featuring works by Joe Barela,
Mary Beagle, Nancy Frost Begin, Sylvia Bowers,
Carolyn Bunch, Winfrey Hearst, Tony Lazorko,
Joyce Macrorie, Candy Mayer, Anthony
Pennock, Sam Peters, Marie Siegrist, Ouida
Touchon and Laurel Weathersbee, with special
guest artist Brian Cobble.
Blue Gate Gallery — The gallery owned by
Flo Hosa Dougherty is at 4901 Chagar, at Valley
and Taylor, in Las Cruces. Hours are 2 to 4
p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Information:
(575) 523-2950 or bluegateflodoc@aol.com
Showing through April 30 is the Spring Fling
Show, with oils, watercolors and acrylics.
Cutter Gallery — 2640 El Paseo (at
University), Las Cruces. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday. Information: (575) 541-0658.
Showing through March 8: “Exciting
Explorations,” space-inspired watercolors and
oils and gold jewelry by artist and jewelry
designer Jo-an Smith.
Las Cruces Arts Fair — Doña Ana Arts
Council’s 3rd annual regional juried fine arts
event is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 16-17, in the Las
Cruces Convention Center, 680 University,
with more than 100 artists from around the
county, with artists’ demonstrations. Featured
artists are the “Premiere Potters of Mata
Ortiz.” Children’s activities offered for age 6 to
12. All artists will participate in a silent auction
benefiting Doña Ana Arts Council. Admission:
$6 (free for age 12 and younger). Information:
(575) 523-6403 or las-cruces-arts.org.
A VIP Preview Night Gala is 5 to 9 p.m.
Friday, March 15, to view the fair before the
general public. Admission: $6 (free for age 12
and younger).
This event will be the largest Mata Ortiz gath-
ering outside of Mexico with 17 participating
potters. Other artists will feature garments and
fiber art, jewelry, metalwork, hand-crafted fur-
niture, paintings, sculpture, gourd art, paper
cuttings, photography, printmaking and more.
Children’s art activities include computer-gen-
erated art, jewelry making and paper-box dec-
Las Cruces Museum of Art —491 N.
Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 9 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Closed
Sunday and Monday. Information: (575) 541-
2137 or las-cruces.org/museums.
Showing through April 6: “Elemental New
Mexico,” works by various artists influenced by
the “elements” of the state — landscape, earth,
sky, water, etc. Featured works are Bill
Gilbert’s video installation “Walk to Work”
Diane McGregor’s abstract oils, Brian Kluge’s
“(un)structured” non-representational sculp-
tures; Nolan Winker’s prints, Anthony Howell’s
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Chihuahuan Desert photographs and Michael
Berman’s black and white photographs.
Reading Art Book Club meets at 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 13, to discuss “The Lady
and The Unicorn,” by Tracy Chevalier.
Spring art classes begin the week of March 4
for youth, teens and adults.
Classes for adults include watercolor, painting,
drawing, fused glass, and the ever-popular
ceramics classes. A new class in fabric dying and
printing offered in January. Older teens wel-
come to attend all adult classes.
Classes for youth include ceramics, print-mak-
ing, and mixed-media. New is “Museum
Explorers,” where students will explore and
seek inspiration in one of the downtown muse-
ums, and then return to the classroom to cre-
ate unique works of art.
Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery — 2470-
A Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, across from
the Fountain Theatre. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. daily. New works displayed every three
months. Information: (575) 522-2933 or
March’s featured artists are fabric and needle-
craft artist Meredith Loring and woodturning
artist Richard Spellenberg.
Mesquite Art Gallery — 340 N. Mesquite
in Las Cruces. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Information: (575) 640-3502 or mesquiteart-
Showing through March 4 is “Amor de Las
Cruces, City of Artists” exhibit.
Showing March 1-30 are works by photogra-
pher David Shaw and paintings by Harvey
Daiho Hilbert. Shaw will feature never-before-
shown nudes done 23 years ago in San Diego
County. Hilbert is a Vietnam veteran and
Buddhist monk who paints primarily in raw
acrylics. He also works with pen and ink, char-
coal, pastels and Chinese brush. Opening
reception is 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 9.
New Mexico Watercolor Society
exhibit — The society’s Southern Chapter
will exhibit of 40 watercolor paintings March
1-May 31 at New America School, 207 S. Main
in Las Cruces. Information: (575) 522-6382.
Opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday,
March 1, in conjunction with the monthly Art
Ramble. The society will also honor the first
exhibit of the New America School Art Club.
Rio Grande Theatre — 211 Downtown
Mall in Las Cruces. Gallery in theatre lobby.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday. Information: (575) 523-6403 or
Showing in March is the exhibit “We Are
One,” in conjunction with the We Are One,
Dance and Drum performance on March 16.
Opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March
1, as part of the Downtown Ramble.
Rokoko Art Gallery — 1785 Avenida de
Mercado in Mesilla. The gallery features the
work of Mitch and A.me Alamag. Hours are
noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, or by
appointment. Information: (575) 405-8877 or
The gallery features live music the first 7:30 to
9:30 p.m. the first Friday of the month with a
brief intermission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for
a potluck reception. CDs and other merchan-
dise for sale. Admission: $15 suggested dona-
tion; proceeds go to artists. RSVP requested.
• March 1: Austin-based singer/songwriter
Michael Fracasso.
• April 5: Colorado-based musicians,
singer/songwriter Stephanie Bettman and
instrumentalist Luke Halpin.
Southwest Jewish Arts Festival — The
show of “All Things Beautiful,” celebrating the
diversity of Jewish artists in New Mexico and
West Texas, is 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 9-10, at Temple Beth
El of Las Cruces, 3980 Sonoma Springs. Works
by more than 40 artists from Santa Fe,
Albuquerque, El Paso and Tucson will show
painting, sculpture, ceramics, and fiber arts,
jewelry, beadwork, glass and collage.
Admission: $25 Saturday; $5 Sunday.
Information: Susan Fitzgerald at (575) 647-1808
or tbelc.org.
The Grand Opening is Saturday with selection
of Jewish foods from both the Ashkenazi and
Sephardic traditions. Cookies and punch avail-
able Sunday.
Tombaugh Gallery —First Unitarian
Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S.
Solano. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, or by
appointment. Information: (575) 522-7281 or
Showing through March 29: “Out of the
Darkness and Into the Light,” mixed media
works by Georjeanna Feltha.
An Evening with the Artist — Mimbres
Region Arts Council presents weaver Julia
Mitchell at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the
Western New Mexico University’s Parotti Hall
in Silver City as part of its monthly art lecture
series. Admission is free; light refreshments
served. Information: (575) 538-2505.
Art Hop — MainStreet Truth or
Consequences sponsors the event 6 to 9 p.m.
the second Saturday of each month (March 9)
in the downtown gallery district. The event fea-
tures the monthly art opening of new shows
throughout the galleries of Truth or
Consequences, including fine arts, pottery, and
fabric arts. Many shops and restaurants stay
open late for this monthly event, with live
music in several locations. Information torc-
‘Celebracion del Arte’ entries —
Hubbard Museum of the American West, 841
Highway 70 West in Ruidoso Downs, N.M.
seeks entries through March 19 for its
“Celebration del Arte” exhibit that recognizes
excellence in the contemporary visual arts of
the American West. Open to artists of all ages,
both amateur and professional, currently resid-
ing in New Mexico, Colorado, Texas and
Arizona. Eligible media include drawing, paint-
ing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, and
mixed media. All works submitted must be
original in design and concept and must have
been completed within the past 5 years.
Submission cost: $25 for first piece submitted;
$20 for each additional piece.
Information/requirement details: David
Mandel, (575) 378-4142, ext. 6. Entry
forms/details available online at hubbardmuse-
Exhibit runs May 4-Sept. 9; jurors will be art
professionals chosen in a diverse range of per-
spectives. Selected artists may sell the chosen
work during the exhibition and during the
museum’s annual July fundraiser. Cash awards
for Best of Show, first, second and third place
and honorable mention offered.
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eginning with grandmother Fern
Thurston (1870-1956), and continu-
ing through her son Eugene (1896-
1993) and granddaughter Holly Thurston
Cox (born 1932), the Thurston/Cox family
has been a mainstay of the El Paso art
community for more than a century.
“3 Generations,” an exhibit running
through April at the Hal Marcus Gallery,
will celebrate the works of all three artists.
Tom and Fannie Thurston, and their two
sons Eugene and Charlie, made the jour-
ney from Memphis, Tenn. to El Paso in
1906. Fannie, who preferred the name
Fern, was already an accomplished artist
but she increased her skills even further by
studying with recognized artists such as
Dey deRibcowski and Xavier Gonzales.
By the early 1930s she had begun to show
her paintings in exhibitions sponsored by
the El Paso Women’s Club, the El Paso
Chamber of Commerce and the El Paso
Garden Club. She helped found the
Women’s Club Art Study Club, the El Paso
Artist’s Guild and became an early sup-
porter of the El Paso Art Association.
Fern’s eldest son, Eugene, also displayed
an early passion for art. While a student at
El Paso High School, he served as editor
and cartoonist for the school’s literary pub-
lication, The Tattler. In 1917, the El Paso
Herald-Post published his first political
cartoon, and by the 1920s, Eugene had
already found work creating commercial
advertisements for a variety of El Paso
Using his knowledge of printing and
graphic design, Thurston developed his
own line of greeting cards that were car-
ried in local department stores such as the
Popular Dry Goods and the White House,
and also in outlets as far away as Santa Fe
and San Antonio.
Fern and other painters such as Audley
Dean Nichols and Harry Wagoner encour-
aged the fledgling artist to try his hand at
painting in oils. By the end of the 1920s,
Eugene Thurston’s work had been exhibit-
ed in New York City, Jackson, Miss., and
Phoenix, Ariz.
Like his mother, Eugene had a strong
interest in helping build the arts in El Paso.
In 1924 he assisted his mentors,
deRibcowsky and Harry Wagoner, in
organizing the Southwest International
Exposition. Thurston’s entry garnered him
a first prize in the event, and he was also
voted the “most promising young artist.”
He became a Charter Member and Director
of the El Paso Arts Guild in 1927 and the
Del Norte Arte and Crafts Guild in 1934,
and also served on the committee of the
first Sun Carnival exhibition in 1949. He
was a charter member of the El Paso Art
Association, and served as its president in
1950 and 1951.
Eugene Thurston painted until he was 93,
and his works are in collections throughout
El Paso and the Southwest. Perhaps the
strongest local validation for his work was
he was inducted as a member of the El
Paso Artist’s Hall of Fame in 1995, shortly
after his death.
Growing up in the shadow of the easels,
Holly Thurston Cox seemingly learned her
craft by osmosis. In order to keep the pre-
cocious youngster occupied, grandmother
Fern would allow her to sit by her side and
create her own paintings. However, it was
her father Eugene who first gave Holly a
palette, oil paints and a palette knife and
encouraged her to learn about color by
mixing pigments.
Cox began to show her work with the
EPAA as a teenager, served as president of
the organization in 1971, and continues as
a highly respected member to this day.
She has contributed so many hours to the
EPAA that the organization named a
gallery at their Art Junction location in her
Currently spending numerous hours
working with the Center for the
Advancement and Study of Early Texas
Art and the Early El Paso Art Collectors
Organization, Cox has become a recog-
nized expert on Early Texas and Early El
Paso art and artists.
Cox will give an “ARTalk” lecture on the
“3 Generations” exhibit at 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 21 at the Hal Marcus
Las Cruces Art Fair
If you love handcrafted artwork, jewelry,
pottery and furniture, put a big circle on
your calendar highlighting March 15-17,
the dates of the third annual Las Cruces
Art Fair, which raises funds for the Doña
Ana Arts Council.
Held at the Las Cruces Convention
Center, this year’s festivities will showcase
the work of more than 100 artists bringing
wares from New Mexico, Texas, Colorado,
Montana and Mexico. In addition to a
wide diversity of arts and crafts, the three-
day event will include continuous demon-
strations and lectures by participating
artists as well as imaginative art activities
for boys and girls ages 6 to 12.
Special guests for this event are 17 pot-
ters from the village of Mata Ortiz,
Chihuahua, Mexico. Working in the tradi-
tion of their mentor, Juan Quesada, these
potters will demonstrate the Mata Ortiz
technique in addition to offering a distinc-
tive selection of their unique pots and
bowls for sale.
Some of the most outstanding objects to
be offered at this year’s fair include hand-
drawn and dyed silk garments by Sue
Orchant of Albuquerque, and handwoven
and naturally dyed jackets and coats by
Elizabeth Jenkins of Taos. Britt Densford
of Corrales will be offering enameled
works on copper while Leonard Tinnel
from Missoula, Mt. does multiple firings
of hand cut and fused glass crystal objects.
Eleven jewelry artists will compose a
major category of the fair. Lyn Foley, a
new artist from Round Top, Texas, uses
melted glass beads in creating work that
resembles sea foam bubbles. Tenth-genera-
tion jeweler Mark Jimenez fabricates
imaginative silver and gold bracelets, rings
and pendants using techniques that date
back to 1732.
Sally and Glenn Cutter, event chairper-
sons, explain that they are especially excit-
ed about the way in which the Las Cruces
Arts Fair has grown. Sally notes,
“Approximately a third of the vendors will
be returning artists, while the remainder
will be offering works not previously seen
in this region. We will also have a lot of
good speakers and interesting activities
going on throughout the weekend.”
“The younger set will especially enjoy
the opportunity to explore the possibilities
of computer created art. We purchased spe-
cial programs to accommodate this. It’s
amazing when talking with artists later in
life to learn that their interest started by
visiting museums or coming to events such
as this.”
Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer
specializing in the visual arts.
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Exhibit honors ‘3 Generations’
of El Paso’s foremost art family
Street in Deming, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4
p.m. Saturday. Information: (575) 546-3663 or
Art workshops are 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2
and 16.
Fall American Photography Exhibition
entries — The 21st annual photography
show runs through March 17 at the Hubbard
Museum of the American West, 841 Highway
70, in Ruidoso Downs, N.M. Hosted by the
Lincoln County Photographic Society. The
juried show features photos pertaining to the
American West. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. daily. Information: (575) 378-4142 or
MRAC Gallery — The Mimbres Region Arts
Council Gallery is in Wells Fargo Bank Building,
1201 Pope (at 12th) in Silver City. Open during
regular bank hours. Information: (575) 538-
2505 or mimbresarts.org.
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Tumblewords Project — The writing
workshops are 12:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Saturdays at the Memorial Park Public Library
meeting room, 3200 Copper. Workshops are
free; donations for the presenter are encour-
aged. Information: 328-5484 (Donna Snyder),
566-1034 (library) or
• March 2 —“For the Birds 4” with John
Williamson. Williamson is a retired art teacher,
singer-songwriter, potter and sculptor.
• March 9 and 16 — Workshops by Leslie X
Council. Council is a former journalist turned
editor, artist, art director, graphic design spe-
cialist and photographer. She has self-published
four ‘zines.
The March 9 workshop is “But WHAT does
it SOUND like?” In many Tumblewords work-
shops participants write then read aloud, but
how does it sound when someone else reads it?
The March 16 workshop is “Can You Make
Sense in Your Writing?” Writers learn to use all
their physical senses in a way that as writers we
can enlighten readers with what’s felt as they
• March 23 — “Essays” with Yvonne Collins.
Collins is a writer and visual artist
• March 30 — Grito, storyteller and inspira-
tional speaker Sarah “Juba” Addison.
‘Making Sense of the Civil War’ — The
monthly reading and discussion series at
Branigan Cultural Center, Branigan Building,
501 N. Main, (Downtown Mall), is at 2 p.m.
Thursday, March 7 and 21. Information: (575)
541-2219 or las-cruces.org/museums.
The March 7 discussion is on Part 2
“Choosing Sides” and the March 21 lecture is
on Part 3 “Making Sense of Shiloh.”
XVIII Undécimo Congreso de
Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea
— The 2013 Contemporary Mexican Literature
Conference, organized by the UTEP
Department of Languages and Linguistics, is
March 7-9 in the UTEP Student Union
Building. Information: 747-5767.
Spanish book and film study series —
Susana James of UTEP’s Inter-American Studies
will present “Studies of Spanish Books and
Films featuring Women of the Americas” 9 to
10:30 a.m. Saturdays in March, beginning
March 9 at 3221 Sacramento, hosted by
Rincon Bohemio. The presentation will be in
Spanish, with English translation as needed.
Admission is free; donations accepted.
Information: lucillez0@gmail.com.
James is a professor of specialized studies in
Spanish at universities in Mexico and Texas.
GLBT book group — The bimonthly book
group meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of
odd-numbered months (March 12). Open to
all GLBT and GLBT-friendly people interested
in book discussions. Information/location: 566-
5549, 861-2909 or 471-9396.
Poet Laureate Philip Levine — National
Book Award-winning writer and 18th Poet
Laureate of the United States Philip Levine will
present a reading and talk at 5 p.m. Tuesday,
March 12, at UTEP’s Undergraduate Learning
Center, Room 106, as part of the university’s
Centennial Lecture series. A reception will fol-
low the presentation. Admission is free.
Information: 747-6810.
‘ForWord’ — The BorderSenses Literary
Project workshops run 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturdays through March 23, at Glasbox,
1500 Texas for area youth using literature and
technology to engage creativity, while learning
the value of the arts and higher education.
Information: Yasmin Ramirez, yasmin@border-
senses.com, Lacy Mayberry lacy@bordersens-
es.com or bordersenses.com.
BorderSenses submissions —
BorderSenses seeks submissions for Vol. 19 of
its literary magazine through March 30. A
diversity of visual art is welcome along with
poetry, fiction, book reviews and nonfiction in
both Spanish and English. Translations accepted,
provided the original author has consented to
publication rights and to reprinting.
Information: info@bordersenses.com.
Submission guidelines at bordersenses.com.
Books Are Gems — 7744 North Loop Ste
B (behind Compass Bank). The nonprofit
organization sells and gives away new and used
books. Books are sold for $1-$2, and children
who come to the store may receive five free
used books. Teachers can also receive free
books for their classroom. Hours are 11 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday;
and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Information:
Information: 845-5437 or booksaregems.org.
Barnes & Noble (Las Cruces) — 700 S.
Telshor in Mesilla Valley Mall. Information: (575)
Children’s “Good Morning” storytimes are 10
a.m. Fridays, with a visit by costumed character
“Cat In The Hat” on March 1.
A Read Across America “Cat In The Hat” sto-
rytime is 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2.
A Pinkalicous Goes Emeraldalicious children’s
event is 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, with
“green” activities on recycling and more.
A Parent and Daughter American Girl work-
shop on “The Care and Keeping of you” is 4
p.m. Wednesday, March 27.
Barnes & Noble (East Side) —9521
Viscount. Information: 590-1932.
Richard B. Patterson, PhD, will sign copies of
his book “Turtle on the Fencepost: Finding
Faith Through Doubt” 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday,
March 16.
Eastside Chapter of Sisters in Crime Book
Discussion Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday,
March 5, to discuss “Stealing Shadows” by Kay
Hooper. Information: 629-7063.
Little One’s Storytime is 11 a.m. Saturdays
with Miss Bonnie.
Barnes & Noble (West Side) — 705
Sunland Park. Information: 581-5353 or
The American Girl Book Club for girls will dis-
cuss “The Care and Keeping of You” at 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 16.
Children’s storytimes are 10 a.m. Saturdays.
Reading Art Book Club — The book club
of the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main,
will meet at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13,
to discuss “The Lady and The Unicorn” by
Tracy Chevalier. Information: (575) 541-2137 or
Barnes & Noble at NMSU — The
College Booksellers at New Mexico State
University are at 1400 E. University in Las
Cruces. All campus parking free on weekends.
Information: (575) 646-4431 or nmsubook-
Free events:
Storytimes with guest “Maisy Mouse” are 3:30
p.m. Friday and 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 1-
2, in the southeast second floor Living Room, in
celebration of Read Across America Day.
Public Open Mic Nights are 5 to 8 p.m.
Fridays through May 10, at the Café, with
poetry, theatre, music and other performing
talents. Performers should sign up with David
at bncafe@nmsu.edu.
Public Technology workshops are 1 p.m. on
selected Saturdays. Topics are “You got an iPad
for the Holidays, Now What?” (March 16),
“Apps You Need and iOS & You” (March 30)
and “Master Your iPad: Advanced Features”
(April 13).
App Nights are 6 p.m. every other Thursday,
Feb. 28 through April.
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EPHS Tunnel Tours — El Paso High School
Alumni Association host public tours to the
basement of the 97-year-old historic building 5
to 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, at El Paso High
School, 8000 E. Schuster. Proceeds benefit
alumni scholarships for graduating seniors.
Cost: $10 ($5 students). Bring walking shoes.
No handicap access. Information: Susan Macias
at EPHS, 496-8300, Linda Troncoso, ltron-
coso@aol.com or ephsalum.com.
Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society
and Haunted History - Tours are $10,
unless otherwise listed. Information/reserva-
tions: 408-7461 or help@ghosts915.com.
• Ghost tour of San Elizario Historic District is
9 p.m. to midnight Friday, March 1, during the
First Friday ArtWalk. Meet at the Golden Eagle
Gallery, 1501 Main Street.
• Concordia Cemetery Ghost Tour is 9 to 11
p.m. Saturday, March 2 and 9. Start under the
big tree near the Yandell Street entrance; meet
at 8:30 p.m. Ages 13 and older welcome.
• Downtown Ghost Tour is 9 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, March 16. Meet at 8:30 p.m. in front
of the Downtown Main Library (Cleveland
Square) next to the El Paso Museum of History.
Cemetery tour — Historian Fred Morales
will host a “History of Evergreen” Cemetery
walking tour 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the
cemetery, 4301 Alameda. Admission: $5.
Information: 255-9644.
Union Station Anniversary — Harvey
Girl Association of El Paso and the Railroad and
Transportation Museum of El Paso, 400 E. San
Antonio, host a reception 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday,
March 3, celebrating the 107th anniversary of
the historic Union Passenger Station and the
Harvey House Restaurant in El Paso. Reception
is at the museum. Admission is free
Information: 591-2326 or pkiddney@aol.com.
Camp Furlong Day and Cabalgata
Binacional — The 10th annual event is 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Pancho
Villa State Park, off State Roads 11 and 9,
Columbus, N.M. The event features folklorico
dancers, music, food and parade led by more
than 100 Mexican cabalgata horseback riders
and more. Admission is free (camping fees still
apply). Information: (575) 531-2711 or
nmparks.com for state park or (575) 494-5815
for village.
Fort Bayard Tours — Fort Bayard Historic
Preservation Society hosts guided tours of the
historic fort at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9
and 23 at Fort Bayard National Historic
Landmark, six miles east of Silver City, N.M.
Admission is free. Information: (575) 388-4477,
(575) 388- 9123 or fortbayard.org.
History Lecture Series —The monthly
program is 1 to 2 p.m. the second Thursday
each month at the Branigan Cultural Center,
501 N. Main, north end of the Downtown Mall
in Las Cruces. The March 14 lecture is
“Colcha, Embroidered Connections” with Mary
Pierce. Admission is free. Information: (575)
541-2154 or las-cruces.org/museums.
El Paso Corral of the Westerners —
The monthly dinner program is 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Friday, March 15, in the Staff and Faculty
Lounge, second floor, UTEP Student Union.
Joseph Longo will discuss “History of El Paso
Women: Elected Officials and Candidates 1912-
1990.” Cost: $20 (includes dinner and presen-
tation). Information or reservations (by March
13): 759-9538. Checks may be sent to
“Westerners” at 10097 Ontario, 79924.
Payment counts as reservation.
El Paso History Summit — The free pub-
lic summit is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, March
16, at Scenic View Ballroom, First Presbyterian
Church, 1340 Murchison. with screenings of
local documentaries, a Town Hall meeting on
local history, and an opportunity for El Pasoans
to share their history with the community.
Hosted by El Paso History Radio Show,
Mission Trail Association, El Paso County
Historical Commission, and El Camino Real de
Tierra Adentro Trail Association, CARTA.
Information: Jackson Polk, 833-8700 or
jpolk@elp.rr.com; Sara Belger, 244-6487 or
sbelger13@gmail.com; Bernie Sargent, 581-
7920 or countyhistory@sbcglobal.net or elpa-
The public is invited to record their “I Am El
Paso” testimony in a 1 to 2 minute video clip,
and to bring up to 10 old photos to be scanned
and included on the Digital Wall that will be
installed at the El Paso Museum of History.
Casas de Antaño (Houses of
Yesteryear) — Mesilla Valley Preservation,
Inc.’s 3rd annual “Houses of Yesteryear” Tour
of Historic Homes is 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday,
March 23, with tours of seven buildings in and
around Mesilla. Ticket information/addresses of
featured homes: (575) 644-0599 or
This year’s tour features five historic homes in
the Mesilla Plaza area, including Paul Taylor’s
house, “The Taylor Monument;” the newly
refurbished Mesilla Community Center, for-
merly the Mesilla School; and the Schaefer
farmhouse east of Mesilla. Two adobe houses
on Calle del Arroyo represent typical dwellings
being stabilized and restored.
San Elizario walking tours — The San
Elizario Historic District hosts free guided
walking tours of its nationally recognized his-
toric district at noon and 3 p.m. the fourth
Sunday of the month (March 24) starting at
Main Street Mercantile, 1501 Main Street.
Information: 851-0093.
To get there: Take Loop 375 to Socorro Road
then go east seven miles to San Elizario.
District is on the right. Look for brown signs.
Downtown walking tour — A
Downtown walking tour of Historic Sites and
Public Art is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 30,
starting at the entrance of the El Paso Museum
of History, 510 N. Santa Fe, and passing
through San Jacinto Plaza. The tour will cover
El Paso history from 1851 to 1950 including
stage, mule and trolley car lines, famous
saloons, brothels, and more. The tour is two
hours long, with a lunch break at Tejas Cafe.
Meet at Museum of History at 10:15 a.m.
Cost: $5 donation to the Railroad and
Transportation Museum of El Paso (free for
children with discounts for teachers, students,
and military. Information: 422-3420, 256-4409
or elpasorails.org.
‘The Collection that Almost Wasn’t’ —
The new exhibit of Casasola Studio photos runs
through March 31 at UTEP’s University
Library’s Third Floor Gallery. Most of the
approximately 50 photos on display feature a
variety of people, including dancers and musi-
cians, clergy, beefcakes and beauty queens, and
different ethnicities. Admission is free.
Information: libraryweb.utep.edu.
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‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ - Kids-
N-Co., 1301 Texas, presents the William
Shakespeare fantasy, adapted by Layle
Chambers March 1-24. Directed by Jaime
Lupercio. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and
Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Ticket infor-
mation: 351-1455 or kidsnco.org.
‘Grease’ - UTEP Dinner Theatre presents the
hit 50s musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
through March 3. Showtime is 7 p.m.
Wednesday through Saturday, with non-dinner
matinees at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $40
Wednesday-Thursday, $45 Friday and Saturday;
$26 non-dinner matinee Sunday. $10 discount
for UTEP students. Information: 747-6060.
‘Godspell’ — El Paso Community College
Theatre Ensemble presents the rock musical,
based on the Gospel of Matthew, by Stephen
Schwartz and Michael Tebelak at 8 p.m. Friday
and Saturday, March 1-2, Thursday and Friday,
March 7-8, plus 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at
the EPCC Transmountain Campus Forum
Theater, 9570 Gateway North. Directed by
Keith Townsend; musical direction by Cody
Ritchey. Admission: $15 ($10 non-EPCC stu-
dents/military; $7 EPCC students, faculty and
staff and seniors. Information: 637-4029 or
‘Seussical The Musical’ — Kids-N-Co. will
perform a one-night-only performance of the
musical based on the works of Dr. Seuss at 7:30
p.m. Friday, March 1, at Plaza Theatre.
Directed by Laura Sambrano. Tickets: $10 and
$15 (Ticketmaster). Information: 351-1455.
The performance is held in celebration of
“Read Across America” day.
‘Twitch’ — No Strings Theater Company
presents the world premiere of a new play by
Amy Lanasa, author of “The Iris Incident,”
March 1-17 at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N.
Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces, directed by
Ross Marks. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and
Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10 and 17,
and 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14. Tickets: $10
($9 students and seniors over 65 and $7 all
seats Thursday). Information/reservations:
(575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.
“Twitch” is a dark comedy that explores the
labels we give teenage girls and the power of
young women to rise above the stereotypes
that lie at the foundation of public education.
‘Sylvia’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana,
presents A.R. Gurney’s comedy about a dog
and her newly-adopted family through March
2. Directed by Moises Hinojos. Showtimes are
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets: $10 ($8 seniors, $7 military/students
with ID; $5 students under 18). Information:
532-1317, elpasoplayhouse.com.
Siglo de Oro Drama Festival — The
38th annual celebration of the Spanish language
dramatic arts from Spain’s Golden Age runs
March 6-10 at the Chamizal National
Memorial Theatre, 800 S. San Marcial.
Professional and collegiate theater groups from
Mexico, Spain and the United States perform
works by the masters of Spanish theater.
Performances begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday
through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Early
arrival encouraged, as seating is limited.
Admission: $5. Information: 532-7273 or los-
• Wednesday, March 6 — “El caballero de
Olmedo” by Lope de Vega, performed by
Shake & Falstaff from Puebla, Mexico.
• Thursday, March 7 — “La vengadora de las
mujeres” by Lope de Vega, performed by
Cambalache Teatro from Murcia, Spain.
• Friday, March 8 — “Misterio del Cristo de
los Gascones,” a compilation of works per-
formed by Nao d’amores from Segovia, Spain.
• Saturday, March 9 — “El coloquio de los
perros” by Cervantes, performed by Morfeo
Teatro Clásico from Burgos, Spain.
• Sunday, March 10 — “De burladores y
burlados,” a compilation of works performed
by Morfeo Teatro Clásico from Cuevas de San
Clemente, Spain.
‘Peter Pan’ — A Children’s Theatre of the
Mesilla Valley presents J.M. Barrie’s timeless
classic brought to life at 7 p.m. Friday and 1
p.m. Saturday, March 8-9, at the Rio Grande
Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, in Las
Cruces. The Darling children receive a visit
from a mischievous boy who can fly and who
takes them to Never Never Land where an
ongoing war with the evil Pirate Captain Hook
is taking place. Doors open a half hour before
showtime. Tickets: $6. Information: (575) 571-
AngelOrGhost’s ‘Light’ — AngelOrGhost
(aka Frank Wolf) presents the Concert on the
Hill at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday,
March 9-10, at Rohovec Theater, on “the
Hill,” 2400 N. Scenic in Alamogordo, N.M.
Proceeds benefit the NMSU-A Theater Guild
Scholarship fund. Admission: $10 in advance
($5 children under 7); $12 at the door; available
at TLC Portraits in the White Sands Mall or
The Blue Stone on 1117 White Sands in
Alamogordo. Information: (575) 437-5437 or
AngelOrGhost’s performances combine origi-
nal beats with a unique quality of storytelling,
and theatrics. Not only does he write and per-
form all his own songs, he also creates his own
‘Our Town’ —American Southwest Theatre
Company presents Thornton Wilder’s slice of
Americana through March 10 at NMSU’s new
Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave.
Show time is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday,
plus 2 p.m. Sunday (second and third week of
production) and 7:30 p.m. the final Thursday of
the production. Tickets: $15 ($13
seniors/NMSU staff and faculty with ID; $10
NMSU students and students age 3-17 with
current school ID). Information: (575) 646-
The play follows the Gibbs and Webb families
and their neighbors in small town Grover’s
Corner, New Hampshire.
‘Minds Interrupted’ monologues — The
National Alliance on Mental Illness Doña Ana
County and Compassionate Touch Network
will present an evening of monologues 7 to
8:15 p.m. Monday, March 11, at the Rio
Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, in
Las Cruces, with seven Las Cruces residents
who have written their personal stories about
the impact of mental illness on their lives. Brief
reception follows the presentation in the lobby.
Tickets: $10; available through the NAMI-Dona
Ana County website or the Compassionate
Touch Network website, and at the door.
Information: (505) 982-0904 or compassionate-
‘Electricidad’ — The UTEP Department of
Theatre and Dance presents Luis Alfaro’s adap-
tation of Sophocles’ tragedy “Electra” set in the
gangland world East L.A. March 13-17, in the
Fox Fine Arts Studio Theatre. Directed by
Rebecca Rivas.
Showtime is 8 p.m. Wednesday through
Saturday and 2:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets:
$9 ($8 UTEP faculty/staff/alumni association
members, seniors, military, groups of 10 or
more and non-UTEP students; $7 UTEP stu-
dents and children age 4 to 12). Information:
747-5118 or theatredance.utep.edu.
Mixing Greek lament, physical comedy drawn
from traditional tanda and carpa Mexican the-
atre forms, and the poetry of Spanglish, Alfaro
reinvents Electra as a young, old-school chola
chilling to the power structure ways of her East
L.A. neighborhood as she ferociously grieves
over the body of her murdered father.
‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ - Kids-
N-Co., 1301 Texas, presents Shakespeare’s fan-
tasy, adapted by Layle Chambers, March 15-
April 7,. Directed by Jaime Lupercio.
Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $7 ($5 student,
military and seniors). Ticket information: 351-
1455 or kidsnco.org.
‘Harvey’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501
Montana, presents the charming comedy about
a man and his invisible six-foot rabbit March
15-April 6. Directed by Matt Moeller.
Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and
2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 ($8 seniors, $7 mil-
itary/students with ID; $5 students under 18).
Information: 532-1317, elpasoplayhouse.com.
‘Stronger’ benefit — The original musical
production is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at
Mountain Annie’s, 2710 Sudderth, in Ruidoso,
N.M. Admission: $25. This “musical with a mis-
sion” tells an important story about overcoming
adversity through pop, country, jazz, R&B and
rock hits performed by local singers and
dancers. Information (575) 808-8448 or moun-
tainannies.com. Proceeds benefit COPE
(Center of Protective Environment).
Auditions & classes
‘Fun With Acting’ classes — Carole
Schorr will teach a class for ages 7-17 10 a.m.
to noon Saturdays, March 2-April 6, at the
Black Box Theatre’s rehearsal space, 717A N.
Mesquite. Cost: $135. Information/reservations:
(310) 663-9284, c_schorr@earthlink.net or
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‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ auditions —
No Strings Theatre Company hosts auditions
for the play by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Ceil
Herman at 7 p.m. Monday, March 4, at the
Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall in
Las Cruces. Needed are 1 male and 4 females .
Auditions are cold readings from the text. A
script is on reserve at Research Help Desk at
Branigan Library. The play runs April 12-28
with possible extension to May 5. Information:
(575) 523-1223 nstcbbt@zianet.com
Kids-N-Co. auditions — Kids-N-Co., 1301
Texas, hosts auditions at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday, March 16-17, for its spring production
of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”
Information: 351-1455 or kidsnco.org.
‘And Then There Were None’ audi-
tions — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana,
hosts auditions for the Agatha Christie mystery
at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday, March 17-18.
Directed by Rachel Mullins. Show dates are
May 24-June 19. Information: 532-1317 or
Offsite auditions planned March 10-11. Call
for details.
On stage
Cont’d from Page 41
he month of March begins the
march of madness for all area
high school theater directors: the
UIL One-Act Play Contest. Each high
school director must put together a
show of no longer than 40 minutes in
length for competition (even one frac-
tion of a second over results in disquali-
University Interscholastic League out
of UT Austin rules over all athletic and
academic competitions across the state.
As a former director of one-act, I can
attest to the madness. And the stress.
And the sleepless nights.
I’ve heard the process called both an
artistic football game and a marathon.
Ah, sports analogies. But they do fit.
For many schools, the process begins
back in November or December. If the
director wants to do a show not on the
official list or add things not officially
condoned for the set, permission to do
so must begin before the end of the pre-
vious year.
Then come auditions for the show and
the six- to eight-week rehearsal period.
It’s not just the actors who have to be
rehearsed. The technicians running the
lights, sound and set changes have to
rehearse, too. Then there are setups and
breakdowns that have to be rehearsed.
In addition to the 40-minute overall
time limit, set changes can’t be more
than seven minutes – or else disqualifi-
And these are just some of the myriad
rules that must be adhered to — rules
that fill an 8.5x11-inch, 126-page book.
Add to that costumes, properties, get-
ting transportation for actors and set
pieces, and the fact one is dealing with
up to 24 teenagers (15 cast, 5 crew and
4 alternates) —well, the process
becomes controlled (hopefully) chaos.
And unlike sports, where playoffs are
determined by a full season, the play
gets just one shot to advance to the next
level. One wrong sound cue, one second
over the time limit, one costume change
not made means several months of work
are over.
If the play is successful at the first
level, the marathon has just begun. In El
Paso, the 4-A and 5-A divisions are so
large that competition begins in zones.
Because it’s a time-consuming process
to perform back-to-back shows with
eight schools involved, they first must
perform in one of two zones before
advancing to district. After district
comes area, then regional, then state.
That process starts this month and does-
n’t end until May.
At each level, the cast, crew and direc-
tor are watched by a vetted educational
theater judge (except at state, and some-
times at regional, where there are three
judges). The judge gives out individual
acting awards and chooses the two
advancing plays from each level. The
professional tech crew often gives out a
tech award. After awards are
announced, each show gets a critique.
The winning shows get the final, and
more involved, critiques.
So if a show is successful, it’s a long
day for all, usually starting with
rehearsal at the contest site in the morn-
ing, followed by a late afternoon or
early evening performance, followed by
awards, then the critiques. It’s not
unheard of to start the day before 8 a.m.
and not get the students back to school
until after midnight. Each time the play
advances, shows must keep rehearsing
and improving (with notes from the
judges) and planning how to get the
show to the next destination.
Here’s the full schedule for the El
Paso area 4A and 5A schools:
2-4A Zones – March 18-19, Socorro HS
1-4A Zones – March 18-19, Bowie HS
1-5A Zones – March 20-21, Socorro HS
5A District – March 27, El Dorado HS
2-4A District – March 28, El Dorado
1-4A District – March 26, Bowie
4A Area — April 13, El Paso HS
5A Area — April 8, Lee HS, Midland
5A Region — April 17, Texas Tech
University, Lubbock
4A Region — April 29, Hardin-
Simmons University, Abilene
State — May 20-22 at UT Austin
Carol Viescas is a veteran of
community theater and teaches
journalism at Bel Air High School.
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‘Lope’ — The film about Lope de Vega, the
most prolific playwright of Spain’s Golden Age
and a contemporary of Shakespeare, will be
shown at 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, and 1:30
p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Chamizal
National Memorial Theatre. Admission is free.
Information: 532-7273.
The event is a prelude to the March 6-10
Siglo de Oro Festival at the Chamizal.
EPMA World Cinema Series — El Paso
Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza, hosts
screenings of films at 2 p.m. on selected
Saturdays. Admission is free. Restrictions may
apply depending on rating of film. Information:
532-1707 or elpasoartmuseum.org.
March’s films are movies about artists:
• March 2: “Moulin Rouge” (1952 version, not
• March 9: “Surviving Picasso” (Rated R)
• March 16: “Lust for Life” (Not Rated)
• March 23: “Basquiat” (Rated R)
• March 30: “I Shot Andy Warhol” (Rated R).
‘The Renaissance of Mata Ortiz’ — The
documentary about self-taught pottery artist
Juan Quezada and the artists he inspired in the
Chihuahuan village of Mata Ortiz will be shown
at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Rio Grande
Theater, 211 N. Main in Las Cruces. Admission
is $10. Information: RioGrandeTheatre.com or
(575) 523-6403
Pax Christi Film Series —The series
presents “Roses In December” in honor of
Women’s History Month at 3 p.m. Sunday,
March 10, at Diocesan Migrant and Refugee
Services’ Mother Teresa Center, 2400 E.
Yandell. Discussion will follow. Admission is
free. Information: 490-1451 or 740-3962.
The film tells the story of Jean Donovan, a
missionary who was brutally murdered along
with three nuns in El Salvador in 1980.
‘Any Day Now’ — Tugg Inc. and local enter-
tainment blog Mutha Effing Prince will host a
screening of the award-winning film by Travis
Fine, starring Alan Cumming and Garret
Dillahunt at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at
Cinemark Tinseltown USA. Tickets: $10.01
(deadline for purchase March 3); available
online at tugg.com/events/3082.
Film Las Cruces — The Rio Grande
Theatre, 211 N. Main in Las Cruces, and the
City of Las Cruces Film Liaison present the
monthly film forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday,
March 13. Locally made films are screened
alongside short films by student filmmakers, fol-
lowed by Q&A sessions with the filmmakerz.
Admission is free. Information: (575) 523-6403
or Las-Cruces-Film.org.
Fountain Theatre — 2469 Calle de
Guadalupe, 1/2 block south of the plaza in
Mesilla. The historic theater, operated by the
Mesilla Valley Film Society, features films at 7:30
p.m. nightly, plus 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30
p.m. Sunday. Foreign language films include
subtitles. Admission: $7 ($6 seniors and stu-
dents with ID; $5 society members and chil-
dren); $5 on Wednesday. Information, schedule:
(575) 524-8287 or mesillavalleyfilm.org.
• March 1-7: “Hyde Park on Hudson.”
Written by playwright Richard Nelson and
directed by Roger Michell. The movie blends
two stories linked by Franklin Delano
Roosevelt’s (Bill Murray) magnetic personality
and his vacation White House in upstate New
York. Rated R.
• March 8-14: “All Together.” Five old friends
move in together as an alternate to a retire-
ment home, and are joined by an ethnology
student whose thesis is on the aging population.
Starring Jane Fonda in her first French speaking
film in 40 years. Not rated.
• March 15-21: Oscar Nominated Shorts.
The five short animation and live-action films
were nominated for the 2013 Oscars.
Animated titles include “Paperman,” “Head
Over Heels,” “Fresh Guacamole,” “Adam and
Dog,” and “The Longest Daycare.” Live action
films are “Buzkashi Boys,” “Asad,” “Curfew,”
“Death of a Shadow” and “Henry.”
• March 22-28: “Any Day Now.” A gay couple
in 1970s fights to keep custody of the aban-
doned mentally handicapped teenager who
comes to live with them. Starring Alan
Cumming and Garret Dillahunt. Rated. R.
• March 29-April 4: “Amour.” A couple, both
retired music teachers in their eighties, find
their bond of love severely tested when one
suffers a stroke. Rated PG-13.
New Mexico Museum of Space History
— Alamogordo, N.M. The museum’s
Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater presents:
• “Air Racers.” The 3D film provides insight
into the Reno National Championship Air Races.
• “Hubble.” Audiences blast off alongside the
Atlantis STS-125 crew, witness spacewalks and
experience the Hubble Telescope’s imagery.
• Planetarium show: “Nine Planets and
Counting” a journey through the solar system.
Call or check website for showtimes.
Tickets: $6 ($5 for seniors and military; $4
ages 4-12). Planetarium show admission: $3.50.
Ages 3 and under free for all shows.
Museum/Max combo tickets available.
Information: (877) 333-6589 or (575) 437-2840
or nmspacemuseum.org.
Jay’s Film Forecast — Film historian Jay
Duncan prepared this list of top monthly
“Coming Attractions” for movie fans, listed by
studio and release date. Release dates are sub-
ject to change.
March 1:
• Jack the Giant Slayer (Warner Bros.) — Live
Action & CG Animation. Nicholas Hoult,
Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor. Directed by
Bryan Singer.
• The Last Exorcism Part II (CBS Films) —
Ashley Bell, Andrew Sensenig, Julia Garner.
Directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly.
• Phantom (RCR Distribution) — Ed Harris,
Julian Adams, David Duchovny. Directed by
Todd Robinson.
• Stoker (Fox Searchlight) — Mia Wasikowska,
Matthew Goode, Nicole Kidman. Directed by
Chan-wook Park.
• 21 and Over (Relativity Media) — Miles
Teller, Sarah Wright, Justin Chon. Directed by
Jon Lucas & Scott Moore.
March 8:
• The ABCs of Death (Magnet) — Ingrid Bolsø
Berdal, Iván González, Kyra Zagorsky. A 26-
chapter anthology showcasing death, featuring
the work of 27 international directors.
• Beyond the Hills (Sundance Selects) —
Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu
Andriuta. Directed by Cristian Mungiu.
• Dead Man Down (FilmDistrict) — Colin
Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Terrence Howard.
Directed by Niels Arden Oplev.
• Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey
(Cinedigm) — Documentary. The story of
Filipino Arnel Pineda who went from YouTube
to front man for “Journey.” Directed by
Ramona S. Diaz.
• Oz the Great and Powerful (Walt Disney
Studios) — Live action and CG animation.
Michelle Williams, James Franco, Mila Kunis.
Directed by Sam Raimi.
March 15:
• The Call (TriStar) — Abigail Breslin, Morris
Chestnut, Halle Berry. Directed by Brad
• Ginger & Rosa (A24) — Elle Fanning, Oliver
Platt, Alice Englert. Directed by Sally Potter.
• The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (Warner
Bros.) — Steve Carell, Olivia Wilde, Jim Carrey.
Directed by Don Scardino.
• Reality (Oscilloscope) — Aniello Arena, Paola
Minaccioni, Loredana Simioli. Directed by
Matteo Garrone.
March 22:
• Admission (Focus) — Tina Fey, Paul Rudd,
Gloria Reuben. Directed by Paul Weitz.
• The Croods (20th Century-Fox) — CG ani-
mation. Featuring the voices of Nicolas Cage,
Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds. Directed by Kirk
De Micco & Chris Sanders.
• Olympus Has Fallen (FilmDistrict) — Gerard
Butler, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster. Directed
by Antoine Fuqua.
• The Sapphires (Weinstein Co.) — Deborah
Mailman, Chris O’Dowd, Jessica Mauboy.
Directed by Wayne Blair.
• Spring Breakers (A24) — Vanessa Hudgens,
Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson. Directed by
Harmony Korone.
March 29:
• G.I. Joe: Retaliation (Paramount) — Bruce
Willis, Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson.
Directed by Jon M. Chu.
• The Host (Open Road) — Saoirse Ronan,
William Hurt, Diane Kruger. Directed by
Andrew Noccol.
• The Place Beyond the Pines (Focus) — Ryan
Gosling, Eva Mendes, Bradley Cooper. Directed
by Derek Cianfrance.
• Room 237 (IFC) — Documentary exploring
Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film adaptation of
Stephen King’s “The Shining.” Directed by
Rodney Ascher.
• Starbuck (Entertainment One) — Patrick
Huard, Julie LeBreton, Antoine Bertrand.
Directed by Ken Scott.
• Tyler Perry’s Temptation (Lionsgate) —
Jurnee Smollet-Bell, Vanessa Williams, Kim
Kardashian. Directed by Tyler Perry.
DVD Releases
March 2:
• The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 /
March 5:
• Wreck-It Ralph / PG
• Playing For Keeps / R
• Red Dawn / PG-13
March 12:
• Hitchcock / PG-13
• Life Of Pi / PG
• Rise of the Guardians / PG
March 19:
• The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey / PG-13
• Zero Dark Thirty / R
March 22:
• This is 40 / R
March 26:
• Parental Guidance / PG
• The Collection / R
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Enchilada Plate Fundraiser — Riverside
High School Alumni Association’s fundraising
sale is 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through
Thursday, April 1-4, at The Lunch Box, 667 N.
Carolina. Tickets: $6. 549-9741.
Women’s History Month Conference
—The 2013 conference is April 2-4 at UTEP.
747-5291 or sa.utep.edu/wrc.
‘Celebre la Familia’ —The fundraiser for
Foster in Texas is 5:30 to 9 p.m. April 4, at the
Marriott Hotel, 1600 Airway. 845-7937, 373-
922 or lsss.org.
‘STAR Western Gala’—Alzheimer’s
Association hosts its annual gift basket fundrais-
er April 5, at El Paso Country Club. 544-1799
or susie.gorman@alz.org.
‘El Sueño de Petra’ — “Viva Mexico”
Theater Ensemble and EPCC’s Senior Adult
Program present the original bilingual comedy
at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m.
Sunday, April 5-7, at Chamizal National
Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. $7. Information:
772-3905 or vivamexicoelpaso.com.
Generation 2000 —The annual children’s
fair is 10 a.m. to 6 p. m. April 6-7, at the El
Paso Convention Center. Information: genera-
El Paso Sports and Get Fit Expo —11
a.m.to 5 p.m. April 7, at Sunland Park
Racetrack and Casino. Special guest is Dallas
Cowboy Dez Bryant. Information: 351-4592 or
March Madness symphony fundraiser
— The 16th annual fundraiser benefiting El
Paso Symphony Orchestra’s education and out-
reach programs is April 8, at the El Paso
Country Club. 532-3776 or epso.org.
Awadagin Pratt: ‘A Few of His
Favorite Things’ – El Paso Pro-Musica pres-
ents a Musical Milestones performance at 7:30
p.m. April 10, at El Adobe Recording Studios.
Pratt will celebrate his favorite music, food and
wine. $100. 833-9400 or eppm.org.
Opera One-Acts in English – Opera
UTEP presents its spring performances at 7:30
p.m. April 11 and 13, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts
Recital Hall. $10.50. 747-5234.
‘The Children’s Hour’ —April 11-20 at
EPCC Transmountain Campus Forum. Directed
by Hector Serrano. 833-2228 or epcc.edu.
UTEP Track Invitational —April 13 at
Kidd Field, UTEP. 747-5347, utepathletics.com.
Fashion Show and luncheon — The Lady
Shriners hosts the fundraising luncheon at 11:30
a.m. April 13, at El Maida Shrine Auditorium,
6331 Alabama. $30. 751-6116.
Sgt. Ruben Orozco Torch Run —8K
Run/2 Mile Walk benefiting Special Olympics is
April 14 in Kern Place. 588-6894 or racead-
El Paso Symphony Orchestra - Gürer
Aykal returns as Emeritus Conductor with
guest pianist Jon Nakamatsu at 7:30 p.m. April
19-20, Plaza Theatre. 532-3776 or epso.org.
Binational Independent Film Festival
— The 13th annual binational festival is April
19-27 at venues in both El Paso and Juarez.
Information: binationalfilmfestival.org.
‘Eurydice’ — The UTEP Department of
Theatre and Dance presents story from Greek
mythology April. 19-29, in the Fox Fine Arts
Wise Family Theatre. Tickets: $9-$12. 747-
5118 or theatredance.utep.edu.
‘Evita’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre presents the
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber classic
musical about the life of Evita Peron April 19-
May 12. 747-6060.
‘The Temperamentals’ — El Paso
Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents John
Marans’s play about the founding of the
Mattachine Society April 19-May 11. $5-$10.
532-1317, elpasoplayhouse.com.
Junior Ranger Day — Chamizal National
Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, presents family
and children’s programs Saturday, April 20, as
part of National Junior Ranger Day, with piñata
making workshops, crafts, games, puppet
shows and an appearance by Chami the
Spotted Ground Squirrel. Admission is free.
Information: 532-7273 or nps.gov/cham.
Run from your Taxes —5K run and 1-mile
walk at 8 a.m. April 20, at Geo Geske’s G2,
2701 N. Stanton. raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Earth Day – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April
20, in the Union Plaza District, 511 Western
Court in conjunction with the Downtown
Market. 621-6754.
‘Jewelry For A Voice’ — En Voz Alta, a
non-profit organization that supports children
with hearing loss, hosts its dinner and silent
jewelry auction 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 20,
at El Paso Club, 201 W. Main, $50; 521-7229 or
online at umcfoundation.org.
Alberto Escamilla’s Anniversary
Celebration — Escamilla’s Fine Art Gallery,
1445 Main St. Suites B1-2, will host its 3rd
Anniversary celebration of the gallery in historic
San Elizario, along with Escamilla’s 35th year as
a professional artist, April 20-21. 851-0742 or
474-1800, albertoescamilla.com.
Mission Trail Art Market — 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. Sunday, April 21, San Elizario. 594-8424
or missiontrailartmarket.com.
El Paso Artists Studio Tour —April 20-
21 at Eastside, Northeast and Mission Valley
studios, and April 27-28 on Westside, Upper
Valley and Downtown studios. Info at pleinair-
‘Party for the Planet’ — El Paso Zoo,
4001 E. Paisano, will host Earth Day exhibits
and events 9:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 21.
521-1850 or elpasozoo.org.
Bonnie Whalen and Paul Kroger - Music
Forum El Paso presents the pianists performing
four-hand piano at 2:30 p.m. April 21, at El
Paso Museum of Art. Free. Information: music-
Gardens of the World Flower Show —
El Dedon Verde Garden Club 62nd standard
flower show and silent auction, “Celebrating
the Classics,” is 2:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April
23, at 150 Sunset Garden and Event Center,
150 E. Sunset. $10. palopez040147@aol.com
or texasgardenclubs.org.
YWCA Women’s Benefit luncheon —
Financial guru Suze Orman is guest speaker at
the 20th annual benefit luncheonApril 25, at El
Paso Convention Center. 533-2311, ext. 250 or
Taste of Frontera — Frontera Land Alliance
will host its 5th annual meeting and fundraiser
at 6 p.m. April 25, at Ardovino’s Desert
Crossing. Information: fronteralandalliance.org.
Sun City Scifi — The family-oriented
Science Fiction Convention is April 26-28, at
El Paso Marriott, 1600 Airway. $20 ($15 mili-
tary; free for age 10 and younger). Information:
‘Elvis Lives’ — Broadway in El Paso Series
presents the multi-media live journey across
Elvis’ life at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at The
Plaza Theatre. Ticketmaster.
Amigos de Dressage Horse Shows —
April 27-28 at Sunland Park Racetrack and
Casino. Free admission. 373-9179 or pasodel-
Celebration of Cultures 2013 — The
Genealogy Society of San Elizario and El Paso
Mission Trail Association host the 22nd annual
conference is 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April
27, at L.G. Alarcon Elementary cafeteria, 12501
Socorro Road. Admission is free. Information:
851-1682 (genealogy society) or 851-9997
(Mission Trail Association).
Multicultural and historical booths, interna-
tional and cultural entertainment are noon to 6
p.m. Saturday and nooon to 8 p.m. Sunday,
April 27-28, on the Veterans Memorial Plaza.
“First Thanksgiving” reenactment is 6 p.m.
Saturday in the plaza.
FloraFest 2013 — The UTEP Centennial
Museum’s annual native plant sale is 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. April 27-28 747-5565 or
museum.utep.edu. The annual Florafest lecture
is 7 p.m. April 26, i Undergraduate Learning
La Viña Blues & Jazz Festival — Noon to
7 p.m. April 27-28, at La Viña Winery, 4201 S.
NM 28 in La Union, N.M. (575) 882-7632.
Southern New Mexico
‘Crystal Memories’ —The NMSU Dance
Program presents its 15th anniversary dance
concert at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3
p.m. Sunday, April 5-7, at NMSU’s Center for
the Arts, , in Las Cruces. (575) 646-2070.
‘Twelve Angry Men’ —Las Cruces
Community Theatre presents the drama April
5-21. (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra —
7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 6-
7, at NMSU’s Atkinson Music Recital Hall, with
guests Stephen Jackiw violin, Edward Arron,
cello and Jeremy Denk, piano. $35, $40 and
$45. (575) 646-3709 or
‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’— No Strings
Theater Company concludes its season with
the new comedy by Sara Ruhl April 12-28 at
the Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown
Mall, in Las Cruces. $7-$10. (575) 523-1223 or
‘Dido and Aenaes and Trial by Jury’ —
Doña Ana Lyric Opera presents the opera 7:30
p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday,
April 19-21, at NMSU’s Atkinson Music Recital
Hall. Tickets: $10-$15. (Ticketmaster).
Information: (575) 646-1986.
Sebastian Baverstam — Las Cruces Civic
Concert Association presents the cellist at 3
p.m. April 21, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211
N. Main, Las Cruces. $20. (575) 521-4051.
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Moody Blues invites us to ride
their see-saw March 9 at Plaza
Be moody and get the blues March 9,
because the Plaza Theatre welcomes the
Moody Blues back to town. The band fea-
tures Graeme Edge, Justin Hayward and
John Lodge, who have been together almost
since the inception of the band in 1964. The
latter two officially joined in 1966, and it
was with their addition that the band
spawned its first full-length studio hit, “Days
of Future Passed.” Label executives hoped
the album would be a rock ’n’ roll version of
Antonín Dvořák’s “New World Symphony,”
but it instead opened their psychedelic-era
floodgates. The band combined this space-
age sound with complex symphonic arrange-
ments and progressive currents, delivering an
entirely new aural experience for the listener.
They continued down this path until the mid-
’70s, then embarked upon solo careers but
regrouped at the close of that decade with a
more modern and less intricate rock vibe.
Their last official disc of original music was
in 1999. After than came solo gigs, scoring
soundtracks, collaborating on “Moody
Bluegrass,” and recording Christmas
favorites that hit store shelves in 2003. They
even appeared in animated form on the
Simpsons, but these legends definitely will
be in living breathing form for this once-in-
a-lifetime show.
Camper Van Beethoven, “La
Costa Perdida,” 429 Records
Long before David Lowery took his first bite
of Cracker, he spent time with troupe
Camper Van Beethoven. They were a main-
stay of the college scene from the mid ’80s
to the beginning of the next decade. They
took about 15 years off and then teased us
with a reunion disc. Another hiatus of ten
years passed, and now here we are with “La
Costa Perdida.” This collection is stylistically
all over the place, so there isn’t a dull
moment to be found. What starts out as a
singer-songwriter affair with a soulful ballad
turns into a classic Camper van Beethoven
rockin’ mantra. Then the psychedelics kick
in, and we are snapped back to reality with a
vocally strained Ska number. This is only
halftime. What follows are Beach Boys-
inspired melodies, a country stroll on the
range and a trip to Mexico. A world tour
wouldn’t be complete without a trip to
Eastern Europe, and many of these songs
show an underpinning of this influence. They
may be lost on the coast, but for me they are
exactly where they need to be, making an
incredible album that will soon be found by
many more music lovers.
Eels, “Wonderful, Glorious,”
Vagrant Records
It has been three years since their last
endeavor, and the first since 2009 that was
not involved in their grand concept album
trilogy. “Wonderful, Glorious” is a perfect
demonstration of Eels’ brainchild “E” (Mark
Oliver Everest) doing what he does best:
defying commercialism, throwing conven-
tional music-making aside, and creating
beautiful noise. The biggest change-up here
is a sense of optimism and cheer. Other than
this new train of thought, the Eels groove is
stamped all over it, with soul hooks, loud
guitars, loops, bells, whistles, screeching bal-
lad-esque vocals, and a string section. The
tracks swing with the precision of a pendu-
lum dividing the album between lulling slow
tempo numbers to frenzied fuzzed-out rock
gems. This is another amusement park ride
with the Eels. There are twists, turns, chills,
spills and heart-stopping thrills. This is no
time to penny pinch — loosen up that wallet
and spring for the deluxe version that offers
a bonus disc of live cuts, unreleased tracks
and a few on-air radio station selections,
including their glorious rendition of Lovin’
Spoonful’s “Summer in the City.”
Various Artists, “12-12-12 The
Concert for Sandy Relief,”
Columbia Records
On Dec. 12, 2012 — 12/12/12 — two once-
in-a-lifetime events occurred. The most obvi-
ous was the triple-12 calendar date, but even
more important on that evening was a gather-
ing of high-caliber artists at Madison Square
Garden that will never be repeated. Much of
the event is chronicled in the latest benefit
album aptly titled, “12-12-12 The Concert
for Sandy Relief.” The event and subsequent
record sales raise money to help rebuild lives
and property for the areas devastated by
Hurricane Sandy. The roster reads like an all-
time Top 10 list in music: Bruce Springsteen,
Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, The Who,
Billy Joel and even the benefit-phobic
Rolling Stones delivered a few cuts — of
course it didn’t hurt they were already in
town for their own multimillion dollar gig.
Those performances stand on their own
merit, but the icing on the cake consists of
two incredible duets: Coldplay’s Chris Marin
& Michael Stipe share the mic on R.E.M.’s
“Losing My Religion,” and Pink Floyd’s
Roger Waters & Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder
take the classic “Comfortably Numb” to an
entirely new level of excellence. The motiva-
tion of helping a great cause is an added
bonus, because this is a collection that
should be owned by all.
Collectibles: Mad Season,
“Above,” Legacy Records
They may have been taking a cue from
Temple of the Dog (another Seattle-based
super group with its members from Pearl
Jam and Soundgarden) or perhaps another
undeniably amazing combination of bands
simply blossomed from the rain-soaked soil.
It really doesn’t matter how it happened,
because “Mad Season” came alive for one
tremendous album in March 1995. This time
around the blend featured Screaming Trees
and Alice in Chains, and Mike McCready of
Pearl Jam threw his hat in for this one as
well. Legacy records has announced the
expanded deluxe edition of “Above.” This
seminal work is getting the bonus disc treat-
ment along with a DVD. The original version
has a handful of extra cuts tacked on that
include unreleased tracks, a remix and mate-
rial from their unfinished second album with
new lyrics and vocals by Mark Lanegan, fill-
ing in for the deceased Layne Staley. The
extra audio platter is of their full set from
their performance “Live at The Moore” in
Seattle, which is represented visually on the
DVD. “Mad Season” is one of those golden
nuggets that seemed to slip through the
cracks — which is simply criminal as it is far
and “Above” one of the best things to ever
come out of the Pacific Northwest.
Brian Chozick is owner of Tumblin’
Dice Music. Drop him a line at
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Alma Calderon 37
Ananda Yoga 22
Ardovino’s Desert Crossing 23
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ATMAS Healing 19
Baskin Robbins 5
BeadCounter 18
Bingo Plus 10
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The Bookery 39
Books Are Gems 39
Bruce’s Air 33
Casitas Coronado 26
Cattleman's 15
Cecila Burgos LPC 16
Collectibles 20
Community Med. Clinic 26
Cosmetic & Hair Surgery 28
DeFranco Designs 18
Domino’s 36
Downtown Art Market 47
El Paso Art Association 34
EP Ballroom Dance 36
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El Paso Opera 24
El Paso Saddleblanket 15
El Paso Youth Ballet 29
Elegant Consignments 18
Enterprise Fun Tours 28
EP Cellulite Center 43
Escamilla Gallery 37
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Fountain Theatre 42
Furrs Family Dining 38
Geico 7
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Hal Marcus Gallery 6
Hans Martial Arts 12
Home & Garden Expo 30
In Vogue Healthcare 19
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Int'l Quality Products 5
Joann Wardy 33
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Lady Shriners Fashion 27
Las Cruces Art Fair 27
Leo’s Mexican Food 35
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Magoffin Hall 11
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The Marketplace 18
Marrs Embroidery 33
Martha Garcia 41
Mesa Street Antique 41
Mesilla Book Center 39
Mind/Body Studio 30
Mo's Mexican Rest. 6
Nayda’s Gems & Stones 18
NM Farm & Ranch Museum 17
Old Things 23
Paseo Christian Church 36
Perkins Jewelry Supply 37
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