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Your monthly guide to community

entertainment, recreation & culture

Changing of the
guard at CVB
El Pasos top tourism
promoter steps down
this month. He reflects
on his decade on the
job, while others give
their views on how best
to attract people to the
Sun City. Page 27

On the Cover: Cristo Rey at Sunsetby Hilda Rosenfeld

Winner of Best of Show at the 20 Cover Girls exhibit at the Hal
Marcus Gallery, which features women artists whose works have
appeared on the cover of El Paso Scene over the past 20 years.
The exhibit continues through Jan. 31.

Ready, set, shop

November is the month to get the jump on holiday
shopping at local arts & crafts fairs and bazaars. Pages 7-8


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Church, 1850 Northwestern, is noon to 3 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 2, with jumping balloon, live
bands, games and free groceries for needy families. Information: 584-0882 or

Happy Tails n Trails 9 a.m. to noon

Saturday, Nov. 2, at Franklin Mountain State

Park, with dog adoptions from Animal Rescue
League of El Paso, ranger led Bark in the Park
hike, free treats and samples, guest speakers,
doggie socials, pet/owner look-a-like photo
booth, information booths, music, games and
more. Information: 566-6441. Bring leashes,
water and snacks for hikes.

La Union Maze The 13-acre circular

A Christmas Fair The Junior League of

El Pasos 40th annual holiday shopping fair,
The Magic of Christmas is Friday through
Sunday, Nov. 1-3, at the El Paso Convention
Center. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets: $10 ($8 military, seniors, children).
Information: 584-3511 or
Early Access shopping is 8 to 10 a.m. Tickets:
$20 (includes continental breakfast).
In conjunction with the fair is A Concert at A
Christmas Fair event featuring country artist
Cory Morrow 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, with
hors doeuvres and refreshments, silent auction, raffle and art unveiling by Hal Marcus.
Tickets: $50 (Ticketmaster).

Fall Bash The community cookout and

concert, sponsored by Westside Community

November 2013

cornfield maze is open through Nov. 3 for its

13th season at 1101 Highway 28 in La Union,
N.M., next to Zin Valle Winery. Information: 1888-383-6293 or This years
theme is Fall Fun.
Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 10
p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays.
Cost: $11 ($9 military); $5 for ages 2-5 ($4 military); $8 age 65 and older; under 2 free.
Military discount with ID and group rates available. Field trips and private party tent available.

International Food Fair UTEPs annual

fair is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at
UTEP Union Plaza. This years booths include
Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Brazilian, French,
Mexican and Native American foods. Admission
is free; food tickets are $1 each. Food ranges
from one to seven tickets. Information: UTEP
Centennial Office, 747-7503.
Therapeutic Horsemanship Fall
Festival Therapeutic Horsemanship of El
Paso hosts its annual family fundraiser 4 to 7
p.m. Saturday Nov. 9, with food, pony rides,
mechanical bull, jumping balloon and games.

Admission is free; activity tickets start at $1. All

proceeds benefit the organization. Information:
877-4889 or
Therapeutic Horsemanship of El Paso, is a
nonprofit rehabilitative health organization
serving the disabled community.

Taste of El Paso The areas ultimate

culinary experience is 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday
and Thursday, Nov. 13-14, at El Paso
Convention Center, with samples from premier
restaurants, each paired with either a craft beer
or wine tasting, accompanied by jazz music.
Cocktails hour at 5 p.m. with seated dinner at
6 p.m. Tickets: $60; includes 12 dinner samples
and a paired beer or wind tasting, as well as
three dessert samples. Iced tea and coffee
available for all guests (Ticketmaster).

Repticon El Paso The Reptile & Exotic

Animal Show is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday, Nov. 23-24, at El Maida Shrine, 6331
Alabama, featuring vendors offering reptile
pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise.
Free raffles, animal seminars, and kids activities. Admission: $10 ($5 ages 5-12; free for age
4 and younger). Information: 1-863-268-4273

FirstLight Federal Credit Union Sun

Bowl Parade The 77th annual Sun Bowl

Parade begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28

(Thanksgiving Day), at Montana and Ochoa and
proceeds east three miles to Copia. This years
grand marshal is middleweight boxing champion Austin Trout. Review stand tickets (near
First Baptist Church, 805 Montana): $5; available at all Circle K stores, FirstLight Credit
Union branches and the Sun Bowl Office.
Information: 533-4416.

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s part of El Pasos Scene 20th

anniversary year, were saluting
some of the special advertisers
who have supported the Scene over the
past two decades.
This issue were giving thanks to all the
advertisers at Placita Santa Fe, and in
particular to The Marketplace, which
placed its first ad in the Scene in the
November 1993 edition.
Marketplace owner Sandy Whitacre had
just renovated and reopened the space at
5032 Doniphan as a collective of
antiques, crafts and home dcor shops
under one roof. Myrna Zanetell told the
story of The Marketplace along with the
rest of Placita Santa Fe in her Gallery
Talk column in the August issue.
Whats worth mentioning here is that
there has a long and strong association
between El Paso Scene and Placita Santa
Fe over these past 20 years. Soon after
The Marketplace began advertising, many
of the other shops in Placita Santa Fe also
started placing ads in the Scene. For
many years weve dedicated at least one
page to Placita advertisers, and more
recently that has grown to two pages (see
Pages 24-25).
A lot of shops have come and gone at
the Placita over the years, and Ive done
business with most of them. Some of
those clients outgrew their space at
Placita and moved elsewhere, such as
Etcetera (formerly The Carriage House)
and Vanities.
In these past two decades, Placita Santa
Fe has maintained its original appeal as a
unique, off-the-beaten-track shopping
center where every store is owner-operated and most of the items sold cant be
found anywhere else. November offers
two great opportunities to check out the
Placita: The Marketplace will hold its
annual Open House from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 7; and the entire Placita
Santa Fe will kick off the holiday shopping season Saturday, Nov. 16, with
extended hours until 8 p.m., plus
Christmas carolers and more.

November 2013
El Paso Scene is published by Cristo Rey
Communications as a monthly guide to
entertainment, recreation and culture in the
El Paso area. Copies are provided free
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Circulation: 40,000 copies.

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December issue is Nov. 18
The December issue comes out Nov.27

El Paso Scene
P. O. Box 13615
El Paso, Texas 79913
PH: 542-1422 FAX:542-4292
Office:316 Arboles, El Paso TX 79932

2013 Cristo Rey Communications

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Dec. 7: The Applejack Band

Jan. 11: Pantambores West African

Scene Spotlight highlights events

advertised in this issue.

The Scenes special relationship with
Placita Santa Fe is also due to the fact
that I rented office space there for about
nine months in 1995. Heres a brief history of the Scenes locations:
I started the Scene in my two-bedroom
apartment in the Upper Valley, but during
the first year I got a roommate and
moved the Scene to some unused office
space at my church.
The church shut down in 1995, which is
the reason I moved to Placita Santa Fe.
Then my roommate got married and I
moved the office back home to save rent.
Hal Marcus opened his first gallery at
Boston and Mesa in 1996, and invited me
to move my office there. That was basically a trade-out situation for advertising,
a deal I could not refuse. It was a lot of
fun meeting all the artists and art-lovers
who came by daily.
In 2000, the Scene had an opportunity
to move into some extra office space at
Real Estate Weekly. They allowed us to
use some of their paste-up tables and a
high-speed internet connection, which
made that move particularly attractive.
In 2006 I moved the Scene back to a
home office, since I was now living in a
house that was well set-up for a home
office. Its been a great arrangement, so
its likely that this will be the Scenes
location for the foreseeable future.

Randy Limbird
Editor and Publisher
(915) 542-1422

Albert Martinez
Advertising &
Circulation Director
(915) 920-7244

Lisa Kay Tate

Associate Editor
(915) 542-1422 ext. 4

Editorial Associates:
Yvonne T. Herrera, Will Summers

Adverting Associate: Roman Martinez

Circulation Associates:
Randy Friedman, Gil Garza

Contributing Writers:
Carol Viescas, Brian Chozick,
Myrna Zanetell, John McVey Middagh
Walter Schaefer, Jay Duncan

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Celebration of Lights Christmas

Tree Lighting The City of El Paso
Parks and Recreation Department and
evolve Federal Credit Union present the
78th annual Celebration of Lights
Christmas tree and displays Dec. 14, at
Cleveland Square Plaza. Page 51.
Morelos Dia de los Muertos La
Mujer Obrera and Centro Mayapan celebrate Day of the Dead Nov. 2, with
traditional cuisine, altar exhibits and displays. Page 29.
UTEP Basketball The Miners basketball begins with exhibition double
headers Nov. 2. Mens regular season
begin Nov. 8, and womens season
begins Nov. 9. Page 45.
Crossland Gallery Showing Nov. 8Dec. 21 at El Paso Art Associations
gallery are works by Julie Caffee-Cruz,
K. Keith Kochenour III, Michael Kirkland,
John Naber, Gary Boggs and Jimmie
Bemont. Opening reception is Nov. 8.
Page 22.

El Paso Symphony Orchestra: La

Danza Clasica The Symphony,
under direction of Bohuslav Rattay performs Nov. 22-23 in the Plaza Theatre,
with guest Peter Soave, bandoneon.
Page 17.
Marie Otero Holiday Art Market
Marie Otero Hair Make-up Art hosts the
annual art market Nov. 23 with local
artists and artisans and live music. Page
El Paso Gem and Mineral Show
The annual show is Dec. 6-8 at El Maida
Auditorium, with hundreds of gems,
minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry and
more. Page 23.
Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio
and Gift Shop An Art for Paws
Christmas and holiday event is Dec. 78, hosted by the gallery and Magdalenas
Custom Jewelry, and Escamillas
Christmas/Holiday Extravaganza is Dec.
14-15. Page 38.
Hal Marcus Gallery Showing
through Jan. 31 is 20 Cover Girls,
celebrating the 20th Anniversary of El
Paso Scene. The gallerys 43rd annual
Happy Hippie Holidaze Arts and Craft
Fair is Dec. 14. Page 39.

Opera For All El Paso Operas 20th

anniversary gala performance is Nov. 9
at Abraham Chavez Theatre, hosted by
Americas most famous baritone, Sherrill
Milnes. Page 52.

UTEPs Stanlee and Gerald Rubin

Center for the Visual Arts
Showing through Dec. 20 is Jos
Antonio Vega Macotela in the Rubin
and L galleries Szu-Han Ho in the
Project Space. Page 6.

EPCC Literary Fiesta El Paso

Community Colleges 5th annual celebration of readers, writers and books is
Nov. 9 at the EPCC Administrative
Center. Page 31.

El Paso Ballroom Dance Academy

November group classes include Tango,
Salsa, Bachata and Country Western
two-step. Page 20.

Paso Del Norte Tango Club

Anniversary The club will host an
anniversary party, Celebrating Nine
Years of Tango Nov. 9 at Shundo
Dance Studio. Page 5.
Holidays on the Rise The show
and sale by impressionist artist Nina
Cobb Walker is Nov. 10 at Womans
Club of El Paso. Page 40.
Bale Folclorico Da Bahia Lola
Productions presents Brazils only professional folk dance company Nov. 12 at
UTEPs Magoffin Auditorium. Page 13.
Autumn Wine Art Market Sunland
Winery at Art & Frame Mfg. in Sunland
Park, hosts the art market Nov. 14-17,
with free wine tasting. Page 37.
The Bookery A Thanksgiving book
signing and holiday event is Nov. 16.
Page 45.
La Tierra Caf The caf hosts it
2013-2014 dinner shows. Page 44.
Nov. 16: with Rio Grande Dance

El Paso Scene

Farmers Market at Ardovinos

Desert Crossing The producers
only market runs Saturdays with goods
by farmers, backyard gardeners and artisans. Page 39.
Dog Adoptions El Paso Humane
Society hosts dog adoptions every
Saturday and El Paso Saddleblanket.
Page 47.

Southern New Mexico

23rd Annual Lighted Christmas
Parade Silver City Mainstreet presents the 23rd annual parade Holiday
Magic on the Silver Screen, Nov. 30, in
Downtown Silver City with a Holiday
Block Party and Santa Photos. Page 19.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra The
groups Lost Christmas Eve Tour 2013
is Dec. 2 at NMSUs Pan Am Center in
Las Cruces. Page 33.
Fountain Theatre The historic theater, operated by the Mesilla Valley Film
Society, features films nightly, plus
Saturday and Sunday matinees. Page.
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November Roundup
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Dia de los Muertos
Dia de los Muertos The Calavera
Coalition hosts its celebration of Day of the
Dead at Old Mesilla Plaza 2 to 8 p.m. Friday;
noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 1-3, with food, music, stories,
dancing and piatas. Traditional day of the dead
altars will be on display. Vendors will feature
hand-made Day of the Dead-themed gifts. No
political campaigning allowed. Admission is
free; donations of non-perishable food items
encouraged. Suggested cost for altar builders is
five canned food items per altar. Proceeds
donated to local charities. Information: (575)
647-2639 or
A candlelight procession to the cemetery is 7
p.m. All Souls Day, Saturday, Nov. 2 to the San
Albino Cemetery and back to the plaza for pan
de muerto and coffee.

Librarian Kay Jackson will host two Da de los

Muertos story times.
Calavera Comics drawing for ages 8-13 is
1:30 to 3 p.m. Learn to draw cartoon skulls
and skeletons and create a calavera or catrina
comic character. Space is limited.
Decorating Altar Candles for ages 14 and up
is 1:30 to 3 p.m. Decorate a candle dedicated
to one of the artists in the current exhibits.
Space is limited. Cost: $10 (free for members).

Da de Muertos at Casa Camino Real

Concordia Dia de Los Muertos 4 to 8

p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Concordia Cemetery,
3700 E. Yandell (between Boone and Stevens)
with face painters, live music, ghost tours and
storytelling. Admission: $5 ($2 seniors, kids and
military). Information/reservations: 408-7461

Border Book Festival will celebrate Da de

Muertos (Day of the Dead) at 5 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 2, Casa Camino Real, 314 S. Tornillo, in
Las Cruces, with a procession to San Jos
cemetery with music and then return to Casa
Camino Real for a Posole and Poetry Party with
a reading of poems in several languages in tribute to the Ancestors. Participants are asked to
bring food to share for a potluck following the
procession. Information: (575)523-3988 or
A special Corn Mother Altar will be created
with Corn food and corn art items. The public
is invited to bring photos and mementos of
ancestors and friends starting at 11 a.m. to be
added to the alter during the day.
Participants are also asked to bring corn items
for the Thanksgiving Corn baskets to be distributed to local families and seniors.

Day of the Dancing Dead The block

Downtown Da de los Muertos

Celebration The family event, with card

party begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, on

Mills Street between Kansas and Stanton. The
event is under a heated tent, with stilt walkers,
food trucks, go-go dancers, hookah lounge and
music. Admission: $15 ($30 VIP). Tickets at
Golden Goose Tattoo, EP Party Bus and Station

Dia de Los Muertos en Buena Vista

The Buena Vista community will host a Dia de
Los Muertos celebration 6 p.m. to midnight
Saturday, Nov. 2, at Centro Artistico y
Cultural, 120 Courshesne (off of West Paisano,
south of Racetrack Drive), with music, art,
food, and community altars, artists Israel
Armendariz and Aryk Gardea, Buena Vista
Azteca Dancers, Mary Lou Valencia, painting of
the Worlds largest painted skull, a skull painting station, papel picado, dead bread, roasted
corn Caf El Chuco, coffee and other refreshments. Admission is free; donations accepted.
Information: (619) 886-1892 or
World music group Ceiba hosts a Latin
American Roots Music workshop 6 to 8 p.m. as
part of the event.
Music by Dr. Iya Khan is 9 p.m. to midnight on
the outdoor stage.
The solo exhibition all things dead features
works by David Lyon Andersen.

Dia de Los Muertos Family Day El

Paso Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza,
downtown El Paso, hosts a Day of the Dead
celebration 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2,
celebrating late artists featured in Navigating
Art Languages, and Discovering the American
Modern exhibits. A reception is 5 to 7 p.m.
hosted by the Consulate General of Mexico for
its altar display. Guests may bring a photocopy
of a loved one to add to the altar (4 x 6 or
smaller copies, not originals). Admission is free
for all exhibits during this event. Information:
532-1707 or
All workshops free, unless otherwise listed:
Calavera Decorating for ages 3-7 and a caregiver is noon to 2 p.m., in the Ginger Francis
Seminar Room. Color and collage calavera and
catrina images in honor of a favorite artist.
Story Time for ages 3-7 and a caregiver is 1
to 3 p.m., in the Ginger Francis Seminar Room,
November 2013

readings, fire dancers and more, begins at 5

p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the San Carlos
Building, 501 Texas. The Chuco Soul Project,
Bella Fusion and DJ Onemanjazz perform.
Admission is $5 (free for age 5 and younger).
Information: facebook/

Morelos Dia de los Muertos La

Mujer Obrera and Centro Mayapan, 2101
Myrtle, celebrate Day of the Dead 3 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2, with traditional cuisine, altars
and displays, fair-traded artisan goods and a
farmers market. Catrina Costume Contest will
be held. Traditional dances from the State of
Morelos performed by Comparza de Chinelos
de Zapata. Admission is free. Information: 2171126 or

Veterans Day
Veterans Day Gala The Air Defense
Artillery Associations Veterans Day Gala dinner
is 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the
Centennial Club, 1119 Sgt. E. Churchill, Fort
Bliss. The celebration will honor veterans from
various wars and conflicts. Dress code is coat
and tie for civilians and Army Service Uniform
for the military. Tickets: $30 ($300 table for
10). Information: 568-4601 or 568-2497.

San Elizario Veterans Day Celebration

San Elizario Genealogy and Historical
Society hosts its 17th annual patriotic celebration beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, with
a parade from San Elizario Cemetery on
Thompson Road to Veterans Memorial Plaza in
front of San Elceario Church. A patriotic service follows. Grand Marshal is Ramon Holguin.
Admission is free. Information: 383-8529.
Veterans Celebration Fiesta is 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday and 1 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov.
9-10, at the plaza. Art and craft vendors, kiddie
rides, live music and food offered both days.

Veterans Day Parades The Downtown

El Paso parade, 2013: Year of the Veteran,
begins at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. The 1.3mile parade, sponsored by the United
American Veterans Organization, starts at
Myrtle and Florence streets and circles San

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Southern New Mexico

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Renaissance Artsfaire The 42nd annual

Jacinto Plaza. This years Grand Marshal is Lt.

Col. (Ret.) Robert Eugene Bob Chisolm.
Information: 541-4050.
The 20th annual Northeast Veterans Parade
is 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at Stahala and
Hondo Pass and ending at Old Glory Memorial
at Diana and Gateway North for ceremony.
Everyone is welcome to march or ride in the
parade. Refreshments served after the ceremony. Information: Jimmy Melver, 549-5031.
The annual Las Cruces Veterans Day parade
is 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, beginning and ending at Loretto Towne Center. Route follows
Church Street past City Hall and back on
Hadley Avenue. Grand Marshals are World War
II veterans Dan Sosa and Milton Buls.
Information: 621-7002 or

Mesilla Veterans Day A ceremony honoring the towns veterans is 11 a.m. Monday,
Nov. 11, at Parque de los Veteranos, Avenida
de Mesilla and Calle del Norte in Mesilla.
Information: (575) 524-3262, ext. 116.

event, sponsored by the Doa Ana Arts

Council, is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2-3, at Young Park,
iWalnut and Lohman in Las Cruces. Admission:
$6 (free for children 12 and under). No pets
except service animals allowed. Information:
(575) 523-6403 or
The event features more than 150 artists and
artisans. Handcrafted items include jewelry,
pottery and ceramics, photographs, leather
goods, paintings and drawings, sculpture, toys,
musical instruments, textiles and wood.
This year will see the return of the faire dragon, Magellan, to the pond. His new reborn
form will have new features such as dragon
sounds, smoke and head movement.
On-going entertainment on the Rio Grande
Main Stage, The Merry Court of Sherwood
Oak, The Middle Eastern Village and The
Childrens Realm. Wines and Fine Grog are
available for tasting or purchasing in the
Imperial Libation Garden.
The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA),
Amtgard and the Adrian Empire fight for
supremacy on the green. Knights and Ladies
stroll the pathways. The Merry Court of

Sherwood Oak offers a fractured look into

royal life of the period with the Queens
Bawdy Balladeer, and a medieval fashion
show. Other features are a Middle Eastern
Village with belly dancers, Childrens Realm,
Peddlers Market.
The shuttle pickup and dropoff location has
changed to the East Pan Am parking lot at the
NMSU campus, 1801 University.

Holiday Art Festival Various artists and

craft vendors from around the state will sell
their work at the show and sale beginning at
9:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2-3, at
Special Events Center, 2300 E. Pine, in Deming,
N.M. Information: (575) 546-2674.

Christmas Jubilee The annual Ruidoso

shopping extravaganza is Friday through
Sunday, Nov. 8-10, at the Ruidoso Convention
Center, with more than 80 merchants, a food
court, holiday music and decor. Hours are noon
to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Hosted by the
Ruidoso Valley Greeters. Admission: $1 (free
for active duty military and children under 12).
Information: (575) 336-2542, (575) 336-4877
Storytelling and visits with Santa are 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Antique Car Show and Run for The

Wall The 17th annual Veterans Day
Antique & Classic Car Show is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Veterans Center, 992
S. Broadway, Truth or Consequences, N.M.
Antique and classic vehicles will be on display
along with a swap meet and concessions. Entry
fee for participants is $30; spectator admission
is free. Information: (575) 894-4222, or
The 11th annual Run For the Wall motorcycle run will be 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with vendors, games, a car show, food, music, a bike
run and rodeo. A Tug-O-War Tug-Off is 3 p.m.
Admission is free. Information: Bobby Allen,
(575) 740-7111 or

Las Cruces International Mariachi

Conference The 20th annual conference

is Nov. 20-24 in Las Cruces. The conference

hosts about 750 students each year through
workshops, concerts and more. Information:
(575) 525-1735 or
Events for the public:
Student Showcase Concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday,
Nov. 22, at Pan American Center featuring
more than 750 student mariachi groups, vocalists, folkloric dancers. Tickets: $10; discount for
NMSU ID, retired and military (Ticketmaster).
Spectacular Concert, is 7:30 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 23, at NMSUs Pan American Center, featuring Paquita de la Barrio and Mariachi
Tapatio, with Mariachi Cobre and 11-year-old
sensation Sebastian El Charro de Oro de la
Cruz as seen on Americas Got Talent.
Tickets: $22-58 (Ticketmaster).
The non-denominational Mariachi Mass is 9
a.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Pan American
Center, led by Bishop Oscar Cant with music
by Mariachi Cobre. Admission is free.
The Parque Festival is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 24, on the historic Plaza in Old
Mesilla with mariachi music, folkloric dancing,
arts and crafts, New Mexican foods and childrens activities. The 3rd Annual LCIMC
Mariachi Competition begins at noon.

Christmas on the Pecos One of

Americas top holiday traditions, the boat tour
along the Pecos River runs Nov. 29-Dec. 31 in
Carlsbad, N.M. The 22nd annual event showcases the winter wonderland of more than 100
festively decorated houses. Twelve to 15 tours
are offered nightly 5:15 to 9:30 p.m.; ticket
office opens at 4:30 p.m.
The 40-minute tours depart from Pecos River
Village Conference Center, 711 Muscatel. The
village includes a gallery full of Southwestern
gifts and refreshments and holiday lights. Ticket
are $12.50 Sunday through Thursday and
$17.50 Friday and Saturday; $7.50 and $12.50
for ages 2-11 (under two free with lap pass).
Tickets should be purchased in advance; many
dates are sold out. Information: (575) 6280952; Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce at
(575) 887-6516 or
The 3rd annual Carlsbad Winter Wine Festival
is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.

Silver City Lighted Christmas Parade

The 23rd annual Silver City Lighted
Christmas Parade begins at 7 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 30, in the historic Downtown district.
Information: (575) 534-1700.
The parade begins at the Grant County
Courthouse, travels east on Broadway Street
and turns north onto Bullard Street. The
parade includes motorized floats, wagons or
carts, lighted cars and bicycles, walking and
other entries.

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West Texas
Dueling Chili Cookoffs Two rival chili
cookoffs compete simultaneously on the first
weekend of November in the remote beauty of
the Big Bend.
The 47th annual Original Terlingua
International (Frank X. Tolbert-Wick Fowler
Memorial) Chili Cookoff is Oct. 31-Nov. 2, at
Arturo Whites Terlingua Store on Highway
170. Competitions begin at 10 a.m. Friday and
noon Saturday including black-eyed peas,
beans, ribs, chicken, brisket barbecue, margarita mix-off,
Ticket information: (817) 251-1287 or
Terlingua International Chili Championship
The 46th annual CASI-sanctioned championship
cookoff is on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Rancho CASI
de los Chisos in Terlingua. Admission: $20.
Information: (432) 371-2595.

Marfa Architecture and Design

Symposium The 2nd annual symposium

and house tours are Nov. 1-3, at Crowley

Theatre, 98 S. Austin, in Marfa, Texas, benefiting the Marfa Chamber of Commerce.
Information/registration: (432) 729-4979, (713)
385-5135 or
The home tour is 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday, with seven Marfa homes. Tour cost:

Alpine Artwalk Alpine, Texass 20th

annual Gallery Night events honoring f Big
Bend artists are Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2223, at more than 20 Alpine studio and gallery
locations. Most locations open 10 a.m. to 10
p.m. both days. Open-air food and art market
in Arbolitos Park. Admission is free.
Information: Kiowa Gallery, (432) 837-3067 or
Free live music featured both days on the 5th
Street Stage, beginning at 4 p.m. Headliners
begin at 10 p.m. Billy Joe Shaver performs
Friday and Ray Wylie Hubbard perform
A live art auction is at 7 p.m. Friday at the
Granada Theatre. The Artwalk Parade is 5 p.m.
Saturday, featuring the Austin Bike Zoo.

Bazaars and fairs

Dia de los Muertos market Keep
Vinton Beautiful hosts an artisan and farmers
market 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at
Applegate Park, 463 E. Vinton Road, with arts
and craft vendors, entertainment, demonstrations, mini-workshops, games and other activities. Admission is free. Information: 886-5104
There will also be short story telling, and a
retelling of the murder of John H. James, owner
of the Vinton Mercantile, in 1932 by Rebecca
Powers. Powers is a Vinton resident and the
author of Lauras Children: the Hidden Story
of a Chinese Orphanage and the compiler and
editor of My Roots Go Back to Loving and
other stories from Year of the Family.

Fort Bliss Holiday Bazaar The NCO

Wives Club will host the annual bazaar Nov. 23 at the Trading Post on Fort Bliss, Bldg. 1717
Marshall (at Hahn). The bazaar features more
than 120 vendors from throughout the
Southwest offering arts, crafts. Various military
units will sell food. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Admission: $1 (free for children); includes free
door prize ticket. Information: 309-0970 or
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Guatemalan Holiday Market The

annual sale of Guatemalan crafts is 9:30 a.m. to
3:30 Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Mimbres Region
Arts Council Gallery, 1201 Pope (at 12th) in
Silver City, with handmade Guatemalan crafts.
Proceeds benefit the artisans and the Arts
Council. Information: (575) 538-2505 or

Blended Nation craft fair Blended

Nation Fellowship, 498 McCombs (at Luna
Azul) in Chaparral, will hosts its 5th annual craft
fair 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, featuring
handmade crafts. Craft give-aways every halfhour. Admission is free. Information: Guest table of arts and
crafts made by Navajos.
Holiday Festival Antiques,
Collectables, Art & Western
Memorabilia Show & Sale The 9th

annual fall show is Nov. 9-10 at El Maida

Shrine Temple Auditorium, 6331 Alabama.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $3 ($2 active
duty military with ID). Parking is free.
Information: 443-0824 or Facebook at
AntiqueShow ElPaso,TX.
The show features more than 180 tables with
antique firearms, coins, furniture, toys, sports,
military and western collectibles, artworks,
unique craft items, glassware and more. Food,
beer and wine concessions available. Free
antique appraisals.

Queen of Peace Bazaar Queen of

Peace Ladies Guild hosts its annual bazaar is 9
a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 9-10, at Queen of Peace Catholic
Church, 1551 Belvidere, with more than 50
arts and crafts vendors, bake sale and rummage
sale. Admission is free. Information: 584-5817.
St. Pauls Arts & Crafts Bazaar The
St. Pauls Methodist Womens annual fall bazaar
is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at St.
Pauls United Methodist Church, 7000
Edgemere. Information: 772-2734.
Ysleta del Sur Indian Market Ysleta
del Sur Pueblo hosts the 3rd annual outdoor
market 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday,
Nov. 9-10, at Tigua Indian Cultural Center, 305
Yaya Lane, with Native American artists, YDSP
social dances, Indian bread, Pueblo tacos, arts
and crafts, free childrens activities, bead looming sessions and storytelling. Special guest performances by Nawetsa Dance Group from the
Pueblo of Zuni, N.M. Information: 859-7700 or

Fall Arts and Craft Fair Our Lady of

Mt. Carmel School, 131 S. Zaragoza, will host
its Christmas fair 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov.
10, with food, music, and a variety of arts and
crafts vendors. Vendor space available.
Admission is free. Information: 859-9848.

Autumn Wine Art Market Sunland

Winery, located at Art & Frame Mfg., 1769
Victory Lane in Sunland Park, N.M., hosts the
art market 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday and
1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 14-17. Free wine tasting with a local arts
market. Admission is free. Information: (575)
Painting and Tasting class is 6:30 p.m. Friday
and 3 p.m. Saturday, taught by Deana Hicks.
Reservations: 241-8808 or
All Saints Christmas Festival All Saints
Episcopal Church, 3500 McRae Blvd., will host
its Christmas festival 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16. Tickets sold for drawings

for gift baskets made by church members.

Admission is free. Information: 598-0721 of

Grace Life Holiday Fair Grace Life

Church, 851 Thorn, hosts its fair 8 a.m. to 4
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, with arts and crafts,
Heavenly Sweet Shop, classic car show, face
painting, raffle and other family activities.
Information: 755-6128.
Native American Market The inaugural event is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16,
at Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle
del Norte in Mesilla. Native American artists
from throughout New Mexico and Arizona will
sell authentic jewelry and crafts. There will also
be lectures from experts on how to identify
authentic Native American arts and crafts; cultural demonstrations, music, dancing and an
Indian Taco sale. Park entry fee: $5 per vehicle.
Information: (575) 523-4398.
Northeast Arts and Craft Fair
Northeast Christian Academy and Sun Valley
Baptist Church, 9901 McCombs, hosts the fair
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, inside the
church. Information: Nancy Adams, 755-1155
or 494-9560.

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The historic shopping center at 5024-5032
Doniphan will launch the Christmas shopping
season with extended hours 5-8 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 16. Holiday music, carolers, holiday
goodies and various sales throughout the day,
including a jewelry sale by local artists 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. in the gazebo.
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, Nov.
16-17, at the El Maida Shrine Temple, 6331
Alabama. Admission: $5 ($4 military and
accompanying dependents). Age 18 and
younger must be accompanied by a parent or
legal guardian. Information: 241-1761.

Mission Trail Art Market Area artisans

and craftspeople display their fine arts and
crafts during the 5th season for the monthly
open-air market 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 17, in the historic Veterans Memorial
Plaza at the San Elizario Chapel, 1500 Main in
San Elizario. Food and drink concessions and
entertainment. Pistoleros de San Elizario will
perform a Billy the Kid breakout reenactment
at 1 and 3 p.m. at the old county jail. Admission
is free. Information: 851-0093 or

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Parks and Recreation Department hosts the
arts and craft fair noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday,
Nov. 20, at Seville Recreation Center, 6700
Sambrano. Admission is free. Information:
Jorge Palacio or Rosa E. Montes, 778-6722.

Las Cruces Potters Guild show The

groups 33rd annual holiday art show and sale is
1 to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 22-23, at the Las Cruces
Association of Realtors, 150 E. Idaho in Las
Cruces. Admission is free; refreshments available. Information: (575) 525-3467 or
Las Artistas Art Show and Sale The
44th annual juried event and one of El Pasos
premier arts and crafts shows is 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 23-24, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340
Murchison. The show features fine artists and

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craftspersons showing works in various media.
Information: 533-7551 or
Admission: $3 (free for ages 18 and younger).
Proceeds benefit art scholarships.

Marie Otero Holiday Art Market

Marie Otero Hair Make-up Art, 1015 N.
Florence (at Arizona) hosts her annual art market 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, with local
artists and artisans, live music and BBQ sandwiches for sale from 3 Bros Smokehouse.
Admission is free. Information: 588-4247.

Sierra Vista Open House The auxiliary

of Sierra Vista Hospital, 800 E. 9th Avenue in
Truth or Consequences, hosts its annual
Christmas open house and bazaar 11 a.m. to 3
p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24. Information: (575) 7431272 or

Downtown Artist and Farmers Market

The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural
Affairs Departments 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 market now includes a Farmers Market
with regionally grown agricultural products.

Johnny Lolitas Thieves Market

Johnny Lolitas Coffee Shop, 3200 S. Highway
28 in La Union, N.M. hosts a handmade, vintage/retro, industrial art market 8:30 a.m. to 1
p.m. the first weekend of each month in the
parking lot. Information: 929-4008 or Farmers Market is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
the third and fourth Sunday of each month.
UU Holiday Bazaar Unitarian
Universalist Community of El Paso, 4425 Byron
St., will host its annual Bazaar and Craft Fair 10
a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30. The bazaar
features handmade arts and crafts, treats, jewelry and more. Vendors are being accepted
through Nov. 1. Admission is free. Information:
562-4001 or

Desert Crossing Holiday Market

Ardovinos Desert Crossing Restaurant and
Banquet Facility will host its 9th annual market
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, in the Sunset
Hall, with more local artists, craftspersons and
vendors from the Farmers Market. Admission
is free. Information: (575) 589-0653 or

German Advents-Bazaar The annual

Christkindlmarket arts and crafts festival is 11
a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at the German
Community Center (Soldatenstube), Robert E.
Lee Road, Fort Bliss. Admission is free.
Information: 568-0259, 568-4824 or
The traditional German Christmas fair features numerous vendors selling handmade
products. German foods, beer and Glhwein
will be sold, as well as coffee, cakes, pastries
and cookies. All proceeds go towards social
projects on both sides of the border.
Information: 740-9937 or 592-8820.

Farmers Market at Ardovinos Desert

Crossing The 12th annual market now
runs year round. Winter hours 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturdays. This producers only market features quality farmers, backyard gardeners and
artisans. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.
Coffee, pastries and juices available at the vintage Coffeestream trailer and brunch served in
the restaurant beginning at 8 a.m.
Weekly talks from Master Gardeners are 8:30
a.m.; weekly cooking demonstrations also
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From El Paso, take Race Track Drive across
the Rio Grande and across McNutt Road (NM
273), continue past the post office and turn left
on Ardovino.

St. Genevieves Holiday show The

parishs 27th annual antique and craft show and
sale is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, at St.
Genevieves Parish Hall, 1025 E. Las Cruces
Ave, Las Cruces. Free appraisals. Food sales.
Information: (575) 526-8624.

Something for everyone

UTEP Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Most events are free. Information: 747-5462
A Da de los Muertos altar display runs Oct.
30-Nov. 8, on the 3rd floor of the UTEP
The Spanish Film Club Festival screenings of
Clandestine Childhood/Infancia Clandestina
by Benjamn vila at 7 p.m. Thursday and
Friday, Nov. 7-8, in the Union Cinema.
Political Science professors Tony Payn,
Kathleen Staudt and Z. Anthony Kruszewski
discuss their new book, A War that Cant Be
Won: Binational Perspectives on the Drug
War, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the
University Librarys Blumberg Auditorium, First
The Latin American Cinema: Cronotopias,
Affection and Imagination in Late Capitalism
presented by Professor Seabstiao Guiherme
Albano, is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26. Call for
location: 747-8054.

Latinitas The nonprofit dedicated to

empowering Latina youth offers regular creative expression workshops, exhibits and more.
All classes are at 10935 Ben Crenshaw, #207,
unless otherwise listed. Information: 219-8554, or
College 101 Mother & Daughter college prep
Workshop is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays for
girls ages 10-15 and their moms.
Saturdays, Nov. 2-23:
Creative Chicas Saturday Classes are 10 to
11:30 a.m., for girls in grades 4-8.
Self-Esteem and Wellness Mother/Doctor
workshops are 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Registration is free.
Art Classes for Girls in grades 4 through 8
are 10 to 11:30 a.m.
A free girl empowerment club for grades 4-8
is 4:40 to 6:30 p.m. every Friday at the
Esperanza Public Library, 12480 Pebble Hills.
Mujeres Making a Difference Award nominations are being taken through Nov. 15.
Latinitas Aim High Conference for preteen
and teenage girls is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,
Dec. 7, at El Paso Public Librarys Main
Branch, 501 N. Oregon. Pre-registration
required through Latinitas.
Womens Conference LULAC District
IV will host its 7th annual conference,
Mujeres! Life is A Journey, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Double Tree Hotel,
600 N. El Paso, Downtown, featuring speakers,
panels, workshops and exhibit tables.
Registration: $35. Information: 588-2365.

Southwest Skin and Beauty Expo

The expo is noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at
the Camino Real Hotel. Hair show competition, raffles, giveaways and more. Information:
626-4299, 443-5572 or
SW Womens Leadership Institute
The 2nd annual institute hosted by Positive

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Directions is Thursday, Nov. 7, at Marriot
Hotel, 1600 Airway. Speakers are Rev. Felicia
Hopkins, Aliana Apodaca, Joyce Layman and
Irene Chavez. Cost: $199 (includes speakers,
lunch, mini-massage). Information: 838-1000 or

Three Dimensional Women

Conference Jesus Club International presents the womens event 6 to 9 p.m. Friday
through Sunday, Nov. 8-10, at Homewood
Suites, 6656 Gateway East, featuring guest
speakers and the opportunity to meet other
women of faith. Cost: $35. Information: (254)
563-0472, 216-8080 or

Compassionate Thanksgiving
Vegetarian Society of El Paso hosts its annual
vegetarian feast at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9,
at Sunland Park Holiday Inn, 900 Sunland Park
Drive. Guest speaker is Jenny Brown, a longtime animal rights activist and co-founder of
the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. Meet
and greet at 6 p.m. Cost (by Nov. 5): $20; $18
VSEP members and full-time students; $10 age
12 and younger children). Cost after deadline
and at the door (if space available) is $25.
Information/reservations: 877-3030 or Web:
Brown previously worked in film and television until she went undercover in Texas to film
farmed animal abuse. Her new book The
Lucky Ones tells stories of some of the rescued animals at Woodstock Sanctuary.

Lower Valley Horsemans Association

The association hosts most events at Lower
Valley Coliseum, 894 S. Horizon Boulevard in
Socorro. Information: 852-1884 or on facebook
at TheLowerValleyHorsemansAssociation.
The annual Fall Trail Ride is planned for
Sunday, Nov. 10; time and location to be
announced. Open to all interested horsemen.

Holidazzle Abundant Living Faith,

Center, 1000 Valley Crest, hosts its popular
womens Christmas event at 7 p.m. Friday,
Nov. 15, with a message from Pastor Shannon
Nieman, Christmas trees, Gingerbread decorating contests, vendors and a fashion show.
Admission is free and the public is welcome.
Information: 532-8543 or
Life Now Seminar Abolitionist Society
of El Paso, an anti-abortion group, hosts the
free seminar 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at
Calvary Chapel Sun City, 960 W. Borderland.
Information: (972) 804-9878.

Flu and Pneumonia Vaccinations The

2013 Immunize El Paso clinics for eligible
persons ages 6 months and older are through
Nov 20 at various schools and other locations
for those on Medicaid, Childrens Medicaid and
Chip. Call for cost, clinic locations/times: 5333414 or

Model railroad open house The

Railroad Model and Historical Association of El
Paso will sponsor its 64th annual open house 1
to 5 p.m. each Sunday in November at 6335
Vaughn Court (between Delta and Alameda,
just west of Ascarate), with 1,600 square feet
of colorful model trains representing American
and Mexican railroads from the age of steam to
modern diesels. One train is fitted with a cabmounted video camera to see the journey from
the engineers seat. Trains include O gauge
with smoke and whistles, HO gauge passenger
and freight trains, and N scale (postage stamp
trains) navigating around mountain peaks and
river. Admission is free. Information: 500-9347
or on facebook at ModelRailroadersofElPaso.

UTEP Walking Tours In honor of its

Centennial Celebration, University of Texas at
El Paso hosts a series of guided walking tours
to highlight different aspects of the UTEP campus and its history. A new series is offered each
month. Reservations required; groups should
consist of at least five individuals. Information:
Maribel Villalva, 747-6669 or
Now through mid-December is a behindthe-scenes look at UTEPs Track and Field and
Football facilities including Holliday Hall, Kidd
Field, Larry K. Durham Center and Sun Bowl
Stadium. Tours begin at 4 p.m. Mondays.
Upcoming tours in 2014 include UTEP
Architecture, Arts on Campus, Glory Road,
Basketball Athletics Facilities, UTEP History,
Bhutan on Campus, Arts and Culture on
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6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Marriot Hotel, 1600
Airway. Events include the presentation of the
Chambers Moving Forward Award and the
Vision of Excellence Award, music by James
Clarkson, a tequila toast, and the chance to win
a piata filled with $1,000 worth of items.
Reception is 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. and
speaker at 8:15 p.m. Tickets: $80 ($50 members). The Piata Bash features thousands of
dollars in prizes. Reserved corporate tables are
$1,000 members. Information/RSVP: 566-4066
Guest speaker is Marcus Luttrell, a decorated
Navy SEAL and best-selling author of Lone
Survivor, who will share his story of four Navy
SEALs who journeyed into the mountainous
border of Afghanistan and Pakistan on
Operation Redwing.

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Paso with dinner, live music and auctions.
Tickets: $65 ($650 table for ten).
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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: 5414416 or

PUSH Conference The annual ECCM

conference, Pray Until Something Happens is
Nov. 22-24, at Christian Joy Center, 1208
Sumac. Guest speakers are Joseph Garlington
at 7 p.m. Friday, Bishop Carl Alexander at 6:30
p.m. Saturday and Dr. Bill Roberts at 10 a.m.
Sunday. Information/registration: 595-1307 or
bars in Downtown El Paso join together for
special activities 3 p.m.-2 a.m. on the last
Saturday of the month (Nov. 30). Events
include a block party, wine tastings and live
bands.Information: 400-2294, or meltdownep on Facebook.

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Howl at the Moon The benefit for the

the El Paso Chapter of Americans United features singer-songwriter Bianca deLeon at 7

p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Aceitunas, 5200
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DeLeon is a country/Latin performer from
Austin. Join Us for Justice is a nonprofit organization that promotes separation of church and

Starry Night: The Stars of Arts and

Sciences The inaugural fundraising gala

event is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at NMSUs

Center for the Arts in Las Cruces. Champagne
reception at 5:30 p.m. with dinner following at
Zohn Rehearsal Hall. Awards given at 7:30 p.m.
in the Medoff Theatre to recognize individuals
who have done stellar work promoting the
college and the arts and sciences. Tickets: $25
for awards program; $125 for diner and ceremony; tables of 8 available (Ticketmaster).

El Paso Toy Run El Paso Motorcycle

Coalitions 31st annual toy run parade is 9 a.m.
Sunday, Nov. 3, beginning at International
Truck Driving School, 141 Quinella in Sunland
Park and ending at Cohen Stadium for toy
drop-off. Registration is at 11 a.m.; parade
leaves at 11:15 a.m. to Cohen Stadium.
Proceeds benefit underprivileged children of El
Paso County and surrounding area. Entry: $10
plus a new toy donation ($5 or more value).
Children under 10 admitted free with a new
toy donation. Information: 494-4881, 740-9991
The ride departs the school and proceeds on
Doniphan to Talbot and over Transmountain to
Cohen Stadium where they will drop off their
toys and enjoy food, door prizes, music by local
bands, fashion show by Lauras Productions and
more. Non-riders welcome.

Fiesta Fronteriza Paso Del Norte Civil

Rights Project hosts its 7th annual event 11:30
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Camino
Real Hotel, 101 S. El Paso, celebrating and honoring individuals striving for human rights in the
community. Keynote speaker is Damien Echols,
who was falsely convicted of the 1993 murder
of three Arkansas boys and spent 20 years in
prison. Cost: $55. Information: 532-3975 or
Proceeds enable Paso del Norte Civil Rights
Project, which provides free legal assistance to
low-income West Texas residents and advocacy
for racial, social, and economic justice.

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its annual event 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at
Temple Mount Sinai, 4408 N. Stanton, This
years honorees are Drs. Trent C. Filler, David
V. Malav and Hank W. Marcantoni, Rosemary
Martinez and (posthumously) Father Rick
Matty. Tickets: $100. Tables for 8 available.
Information/RSVP: 544-5126, ext. 22 or
Keynote speaker is renowned investigative
journalist and border activist Charles Bowden.

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group, which seeks to prevent teen dating violence, will host its 7th annual fundraising dinner
and dance 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the
Sunset Event Center, 150 Sunset at Ripley, with
dinner, dancing, raffle and silent auction and
door prizes. Tickets: $45 per person.
Information: 584-3636 or
The organization was named after a young
woman who was raised in El Paso and was
murdered in Austin at age 18.
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open house and community baby shower 3 to

5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. Admission is the donation of one baby gift for the Storks Nest.
Information: 238-8936 or
The Storks Nest Program is a free program
to promote prenatal care and healthy behaviors
during pregnancy through incentives and education. Information: 751-0808 or 504-2283.
Donations welcome include diapers (size NB
to 5), bottles, wipes, swings, high chairs,
strollers, infant seats, tubs, grooming kits,
lotions, baby wash, infant shoes, infant clothes
(0-24 months), and other items.

A Night in West Texas LIMBS

International hosts a presentation from Baxter
Humby, the One-Armed Bandit and current
International Muay Thai Council World Super
Welterweight Champion 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Union Passenger Depot,
700 San Francisco. Humby will share his story
of adversity and triumph. The evening also features custom appetizers and an interactive
dessert demonstration from Whitney Miller,
Americas first-ever MasterChef winner. Master
of Ceremonies is Felipa Solis. Cost: $40.
Information: (608) 305-4627 or

Wine & Chocolt! KCOS-TV will host

a Chef Showcase of selections of nibbles,
desserts and wines from local culinary masters
at the annual fundraising event 6 to 9 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 21, at El Paso Community
College Administrative Service Center, 9050
Viscount, Building A. Vendor booths and bidding for a variety of silent auction items also
offered. Tickets: $40 ($35 members); $350
tables for ten. Information: 590-1313 or
This years featured artist is Hal Marcus, who
donated his Vino, Flor y Amor piece valued
at $6,000; starting bid on the piece is $2,000.
Food and dessert will be provided by
Ardovinos Desert Crossing, Toms Folk Cafe,
Rulis International Kitchen, Suzu, Around the
World Catering, Edible Arrangements and
Chocolate DLite.

Chamber of Commerce Gala The

114th annual Greater El Paso Chamber of
Commerce gala featuring ultimate New Wave
Rock Show, Spazmatics, from Austin at 6:30
p.m. to midnight Friday, Nov. 22, at El Paso
Convention Center. Tickets: $100 ($150
upgraded seats). Information: 534-0530. Online
registration at

Convoy of Hope El Pasos outpouring of

love is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, El
Paso County Coliseum. About 1,500 volunteers
will give 10,000 hurting families free groceries,
clothes, shoes, medical/dental care, breast cancer screening, family portraits, haircuts, facials,
manicures, pedicures, shoulder massages,
lunch, a childrens play zone, childrens books,
baby items, job opportunities, info for free
health coverage etc. Door prizes include cash,
vehicles, TVs, computers, mattresses, furniture, restaurant coupons and more.
Information: Barney Field at 313-5618 or, John Absher at 585-9934 or, or

Toys For Kids Parade The Las Cruces

Motorcyclists33nd annual toy drive parade
begins at noon Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Mesilla
Valley Mall and ending at the Las Cruces
Convention Center at the corner of University
and El Paseo. Toys will be given to children in
the Tresco Tots Program. Registration is 9 to
11:30 a.m. at Mesilla Valley Mall.
Bike show, live music, door prizes, grand

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prize drawing, raffles, silent auction, vendors
and more follow at Convention Center. Fee:
$10, plus $7 or more new toy donation (fee
includes meal and two beverages).
Information/registration: (575) 527-7552, (575)
523-1061, (575) 527-4930 or
Non-participants may donated toys at Tresco
Tots, 2325 E. Nevada or Wheelsport, 105
Hanks through Nov. 24.

Pajama/Pijama Rama giveaway

Border Book Festival, 314 S. Tornillo in Mesilla,
is collecting new Pajamas/pijamas of all sizes for
adults and children for its Christmas PajamaRama giveaway 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays
through Saturdays. Each pajama donation will
be matched with a free book by the organization. Pick ups may also be scheduled.
Information: (575) 523-3988 or

Christmas Street The 40 annual fund-

Giving Hearts Toy Drive Peace of Art:

Fort Bliss Thanksgiving Brunch Fort

Design for Change host the toy drive noon to 8

p.m. weekdays through Dec. 30, at 3431
Pershing, Suite A6, for the children of Juarez.
New toys of $5 or more welcome; soccer balls
and dolls are favorites; no toy guns. Cash donations also welcome. The organization will hand
out the toys on the week of Jan. 6. Information:
491-5170, 564-9960 or

Bliss will host its annual brunch 10 a.m. to 1

p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Centennial Club.
Cost: $18.95; half price for children 5-10; free
for ages 5 and younger). Reservations required.
Information/reservations: 744-8427.

Blanket Drive El Paso Fire Department

and Extreme Weather Task Force collect new
blankets for those in need through the winter
months. Information/donations: 472-4212.
Those in need of blankets may call 2-1-1 Texas
for assistance.

CWOC meets 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and

Fridays (except holiday weekends) at Building
#449 on Fort Bliss. Meetings consist of fellowship, saying the rosary, craft making projects or
Bible studies Fridays. Tuesdays consist of rosary
making/preemie caps/hats and prayer shawls.
Information: (254) 226-0632 or

Fort Bliss Rod & Gun Club 3730 Roy

Fort Bliss
Anyone entering Fort Bliss must have a valid
drivers 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.

Bunco at Pershing Pub The historic

raiser for the El Paso Rehabilitation Center is

Tuesday, Dec. 3, at El Paso Country Club, 5000
Country Club Place. Several lavish customdesigned Christmas trees will be on display.
Information, ticket prices: 544-8484, ext. 101.

Pershing Pub will host Bunco nights at 6 p.m.

Thursdays, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12. Each night
will feature a new theme, with snacks and beverages to match, and playing for prizes. Cost:
$10 (includes Bunco buy-in with theme snacks
included). Age 21 and older invited; reservations recommended. Information: 781-6809.

Boys and Girls Club wine tasting

Fort Bliss Golf Tournament The open

Boys and Girls Club of El Paso hosts its 5th

annual Toast to Their Future holiday gala 6 to
9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at El Paso Museum of
Art, with wines, food, music and more. All proceeds benefit the youth at Boys & Girls Clubs
of El Paso. Tickets: $30 in advance; $40 at the
door. Information/tickets: 532-7410 or

Catholic Women of the Chapel The

golf tournament begins with a shotgun start at

9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at Underwood Golf
Club, 3200 Coe, on Fort Bliss. Four-person
scramble format, open to all. Prizes awarded
for first, second and third places, and closest to
the pin. Entry cost: $45 (includes green fees
cart rental, range balls and lunch). Information:
568-1059 or blissmwr.

Johnson Lane. Rifle and pistol shooting competitions are held almost every weekend at the
Fort Bliss Rod & Gun Club visitors can
watch for free, food available at the clubhouse
snack bar. To get there: Take Railroad Drive to
Deer; turn right. Information: 568-2983.
Thanksgiving dinner at the club is 2 to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16.
A Turkey Shoot contest begins at 9 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 23. No membership required.

Friday at The Fire Fort Blisss Freedom

Crossing hosts free live music featuring local
performers 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays, at the outdoor fireplace. Information: 564-5311 or

Old Fort Bliss Building 5054, 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 of Magoffinsville
Post 1854-1868. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday. Admission is free.
Information: 568-4518 or 588-8482.

Club news
Project Linus The national non-profit
charitable group, which donates blankets and
afghans to seriously ill and/or traumatized children of the El Paso area, meets 9:30 to noon
the first Saturday of each month (Nov. 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: 781-0880 or

LAlliance Franaise dEl Paso The

nonprofit cultural institute promotes French
culture and language. Information: 585-1789,
355-4598 (Spanish), or on facebook at AllianceFrancaiseElPaso.
French classes for adults and children are
offered throughout El Paso.
A French teachers workshop sponsored by
the French Embassys Cultural Services is
Monday, Nov. 4. The 6-hour Professional
Development session is led by Gislaine Bellocq.
Pre-registration required.
Dinner at EPCC Thirteen09 is Tuesday, Nov.
12; with the election of 2014 AFEP officers.
Details to be announced.
A Christmas party is planned for Saturday,
Dec. 14, in the EPCC auditorium.
Woodworkers Club of El Paso The
clubs monthly meeting is 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday,
Nov. 5, at 3228 Sacramento (back of building).
Vic Armendariz will present a video on a new
method of CPR. Admission is free. Information:
760-6536 or 564-5915.

Paso del Norte Quilt Guild The

guilds regular meeting is 9:30 a.m. Saturday,
Nov. 8, at University Presbyterian Church, 224
N. Resler. A workshop follows the meeting at
9:30 a.m. This months workshop is on new
techniques or ideas in quilting. Anyone interested in quilting is welcome; no experience needed. Information: 581-9821.

Westside Welcome Club The group is

open to both newcomers and long-time residents. Information:
November free newcomers coffee is 10 a.m.
Friday, Nov. 8, at SteinMart, 7310 Remcon
Circle, with a fashion show. No RSVP needed.
The monthly luncheon is 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Coronado Country
Club, 1044 Broadmoor. Social time at 11 a.m.
Guest speaker Bernie Sargent who will speak
about Old El Paso. Cost: $20.
Information/reservation: 845-1896.

Singles in the Son - The group develops

friendships among Christian singles ages 25 to

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45. Bible study is every Tuesday night. All
denominations are welcome. Membership is
free. Information: Andy, 471-1997, or on Facebook.
Sunday, Nov. 10: Afternoon movie, dinner
Sunday, Nov. 17: Bowling and dinner
Saturday, Nov. 23: Dinner and UTEP basketball
Saturday, Nov. 30: House party.

El Paso Paralegal Association The

associations general luncheon meeting is noon
to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at El Paso Club.
201 E. Main, 18th floor. This months topic is
Immigration Law with speaker to be
announced. Admission is free and open to the
public; lunch on ones own with RSVP ($16 buffet or $10.50 salad bar). Information/RSVP:
760-6880 or

Borderland IONS The Borderlands

IONS (Institute of Noetic Sciences) Community
Group meets 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at
Doris Van Doren Library Branch, 551 Redd.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Information: 526-6297 or

Discover El Paso The nonprofit group,

founded in 1973, is dedicated to promoting
things to do and see in and around El Paso.
The annual Christmas party is planned for
Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Vista Hills Country Club,
2210 Trawood. Details to be announced.

International Coin Club El Pasos only

coin club meets at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first
Monday of the month at St. Pauls United
Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere. Business
meeting starts around 6:30 p.m. Numismatic
presentations start at 7 p.m. with auction to
follow. Visitors always welcome, and admission
free for first-time visitors. Information: 5336001 or
Macintosh Users Group The groups
monthly meeting and demonstration is 9:30
a.m. to noon the first Saturday of the month at
St. Pauls Lutheran Church basement, 1000
Montana (enter in alley). Admission is free for
visitors. Information: 239-7846 or

UFO Discussion Group The video/internet topic discussion group meets 1:30 to 4 p.m.
the second Saturday of each month (Nov. 9) at
Burges Public Librarys annex room, 9600 Dyer
(at Rushing). Information: Rita P. Freeman, 7550473 or

Washington Redskins Fan Club The

NFL teams fans meet for games at Leos
Mexican Restaurant, 9420 Montana, during the
regular season. All Redskins fans are welcome.
Information: 755-9694 or 593-5367.

Area attractions
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,
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,
featuring jewelry, pottery and other crafts.
The 3rd annual Ysleta del Sur Indian Market is
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 910.

November 2013

Sunland Winery Located at Art & Frame

Mfg., 1769 Victory Lane in Sunland Park, N.M.
Hours are 6 p.m. to midnight Thursday through
Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information:
(575) 589-1214.
Jack Welch, saxophone, performs Thursdays
and Saturdays. Sweetwater band performs
Fridays and Sundays. Free wine tasting.
The Autumn Wine Art Market is 5 to 9 p.m.
Thursday and Friday and 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday,
and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14-17.

Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Centre Abraham Chavez Theatre
Convention Center Mckelligon Canyon Amphitheatre & Pavilion

Indian Cliffs Ranch The working cattle

ranch in Fabens offers a childrens zoo, buffalo,
longhorns, deer, rattlesnake pit, movie sets and
the Fort Apache playground. Its also home to
the famous Cattlemans Steakhouse.
Information: (915) 544-3200 or

El Paso
Paso Opera
November 09, 2013
Abraham Chavez Theatre

Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery

430 La Via Road (off NM 28 between
markers 8 and 9), in Chamberino, N.M. Tasting
room open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through
Monday. Information: (915) 241-4349 or

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino

The copper-domed casino offers slot machines,
and video-machine versions of poker, keno and
other games. Hours are 10a.m. to 1 a.m.
Sunday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday and
Saturday. Information: (575) 874-5200 or
November promotions include: Military/High
Voltage Monday; 2x Tuesday; Super Senior
Wednesday; Plinko Thursday; NFL Sunday
Ticket (Ventanas) Sunday.
5gs on the House is Wednesday, Nov. 13 and
27; Thanksgiving Leftover Cash is Wednesday,
Nov. 27; Pumpkin Patch of Cash is Saturday,
Nov. 16 and 30.
To get there, take the Sunland Park exit from
I-10, go south (left turn coming from
Downtown) and follow the signs.
Wyler Aerial Tramway Texas only publicly accessible mountain tramway gives passengers a view of Texas, New Mexico and
Chihuahua from Ranger Peak, elevation 5,632
feet. Cost is $8 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.
Information: 566-6622.
To get there: Take Alabama to McKinley and
turn toward the mountain.


Willie Nelson
November 14, 2013
Abraham Chavez Theatre

Behind the Myths
November 21, 2013
Abraham Chavez Theatre

The Zapp Band

November 30, 2013
Abraham Chavez Theatre

La Via Winery New Mexicos 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 district at 1500 Main Street in San Elizario on the
Mission Trail features art galleries, gift shops,
San Elizario Chapel, Portales Museum and the
Veterans Museum. Most locations 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

Zin Valle Vineyards 7315 Hwy 28 in

Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259). Free tastings are noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday.
Information: 877-4544 or

El Paso Scene

American Idiot
December 09, 2013
The Plaza Theatre

Event tickets may be purchased at any ticketmaster outlet,, by calling 800-745-3000
or at the plaza theatre box office

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For event tickets sold through Ticketmaster,

call 1-800-745-3000 or go to
The UTEP Ticket Center number is 747-5234.
Pan Am Center Box Office is (575) 646-1420.
Many clubs sell tickets through other ticket
websites listed. Unless indicated, prices listed
do not include service charges.

Intocable The superstar Tejano group performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at UTEPs Don
Haskins Center. Tickets: $25 to $90

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Paso presents the Tony-winning Broadway

musical at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Plaza
Theatre, inspired by the electrifying true story
of the famed recording session that brought
together rock n roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny
Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the
first and only time. Tickets: $35-$60; $31.50$54 military (Ticketmaster).

Jim Malcolm The Scottish folk singer per-

forms at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at St.

Clements School theater, 600 Montana.
Tickets: $20. Information: 590-0557.
Malcolm also will play a house concert in Las
Cruces at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4. Admission is
$18. Information, location: (575) 636-4308.
The former lead singer of Old Blind Dogs,
Malcolm sings the traditional songs of Scotland
and his own songs. He is highly regarded as an
interpreter of the songs of Robert Burns.

Anjelah Johnson Live Nation presents

the stand-up comic, TV actress and former pro
football cheerleader at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at
UTEP Magoffin Auditorium. Tickets: $35
The former Oakland Raiderette became an
internet sensation with her viral video Nail
Salon which led to many stand up and performance opportunities. She is currently the
spokesperson for Taco Cabana.

Golden Dragon Acrobats Mimbres

Region Art Council hosts Chinas celebrated
acrobats at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at
WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre in Silver
City, as part of its Performance Series. Ticket
information: (575) 538-2505, 1-888-758-7289

The Chariot The metal bands Alls Well

That Ends Well Tour is 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov.

9, at Open Gate Church of the Nazarene, 9821
McCombs, with Glass Cloud, Birds in Row, To
The Wind and Rebuker. Tickets: $13; available
online at Information: 3468331 or

Igor and The Red Elvises The Russian

rokenrol band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 9, at 5 Points Bistro, 3019 Montana, with
The Pinsetters and Invagination. Tickets: $10;
available at All That Music and Video, 5 Points
Bistro and online at

Nine Inch Nails The industrial rock band

led by Trent Reznor brings its Tension 2013
Arena Tour at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at
UTEPs Don Haskins Center with special guest
Explosions in the Sky. Tickets: $39.50-$89.50

Bale Folclorico Da Bahia - Brazils only

professional folk dance company returns at 8
p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at UTEPs Magoffin
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erwise long forgotten gods are still remembered. Bal Folclrico da Bahia is a 38-member
troupe of dancers, musicians and singers that
performs a repertory based on Bahian folklore,
including Capoeira (martial arts), Samba de
Roda and Afixire dances. Bal Folclrico presents the regions most important cultural manifestations with thrilling choreography, joyous
rhythms, and a feisty, flirtatious exuberance.
Presented by Lola Productions. Tickets at
UTEP Box Office and Ticketmaster outlets.

Willie Nelson The country legend returns

to the Sun City at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov.
14, at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $40-$85
(Ticketmaster). The iconic Texan is the creative
genius behind historic recordings such as
Crazy, Hello Walls, Red Headed Stranger
and Stardust. His career has spanned six
decades and more than 200 albums.

Zo - The Latin Grammy-winning alt rocker

perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at

Southwest University, 6500 Montana, as part of
its monthly concert series. Ticket information:
778-4001 or

Vanna The metal bands Home is Where I

Roam Tour is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at The

Spot, 9068 Socorro Road, with Betrayal, Alpha
& Omega, The Greenery and Barbarian Among
the Brave. Tickets: $10 (all ages show).
Information: 859-1500. Tickets online at

MythBusters: Behind the Myths Tour

Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, stars of
the Emmy-nominated Mythbusters series, present a fantastical evening of on-stage experiments, audience participation, rocking video
and behind-the-scenes stories at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 21, at Abraham Chavez
Theatre. Tickets: $37.50- to $127.50
With this show, for the first time, fans join
Jamie and Adam on stage and assist in their
mind-blowing and mind-twisting approach to
science. In 2012, the show played a sold out
28-city nationwide tour.
One of the Discovery Channels most highly
regarded and watched series, MythBusters is
now in its tenth season. Co-hosted by
Hyneman and Savage, MythBusters mixes scientific method with gleeful curiosity and plain
old-fashioned ingenuity to create its own signature style of explosive experimentation and
the supporting or de-bunking of urban myths.

Blue Corn The Journey Doa Ana

Arts Council hosts New Mexico performer
Robert Mirabels presentation featuring the
Jemez Pueblo Dancers at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
23, at the Rio Grande Theatre, at 211
Downtown Mall in Las Cruces, as part of the
councils Performance Series. Tickets: $25 and
$35. Information: (575) 523-6403 or
Mariachi Spectacular Concert
Singer Paquita de la Barrio and Mariachi Tapatio
headline the 20th annual Las Cruces
International Mariachi Conference Spectacular
Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at
the Pan Am Center, NMSU. Also appearing are
returning conference favorites, Mariachi Cobre
from Walt Disney World in Orlando, and 11year-old sensation Sebastian El Charro de
Oro de la Cruz (who was seen on Americas
Got Talent). Tickets: $22-$58 (Ticketmaster).

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El Komander The norteo artist per-

forms at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at El

Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano with
guests pesado, Noel Torres and Mal Portados
de la Sierra. Tickets: $31.75 to $45.25; all seats
general admission (Ticketmaster).
VIP tables are $1,000 (includes six tickets).
Information: 225-4944.

Rescantando Navidad Teatro de

Broadway presents the Spanish language musical comedy starring Jos Joel, son of famed
Mexican actor/comedian Jos Jos at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 30, at The Plaza Theatre.
Tickets: $35, $45 and $65 (Ticketmaster).
When the birth of Christ cannot be carried
out in the Middle East due to political instability,
the angels devise a plan to move the birth to El
Paso. However, the devils minions also have a
plan: prevent the nativity from happening and
ruin Christmas forever.

ZAPP Band The R&B band, featuring the

Troutman brothers Lester, Larry and Roger,
performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the
Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $35, $40,
$45 and $55 (Ticketmaster).
Zapps seminal self-titled debut album became
a platinum success peaking at the Top 20 of the
Billboard Top 200 in 1980 thanks to the success
of their leading single, More Bounce to the

Trans-Siberian Orchestra The group

brings their holiday show Lost Christmas Eve
Tour 2013 back to the area at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 2, to the Pan Am Center in Las
Cruces, sponsored by the Hallmark Channel.
The rock holiday tradition for a new generation will showcase their unique combination of
story-telling, virtuoso musicianship and over the
top production. Tickets are $33 to $61.50
(Ticketmaster). Information: (575) 646-1420.
The band has grown to become a year round
touring juggernaut, performing what creator
Paul ONeill has dubbed Rock Theater. All
three of the Orchestras Christmas-themed
albums have proven enduring blockbusters,
returning annually to the top 10 on Billboards
Top Catalog Albums and Top Holiday
Albums charts.

Alejandro Fernandez The Grammynominated singer performs his Confidencias

Tour at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the El
Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano.
Tickets: $59.50, $79.50, 99.50 and $149.50.

November 2013

Son of the legendary Vicente Fernndez,
Alejandros most successful album, Me Estoy
Enamorando, included the hit singles Si Tu
Supieras, Yo Nac para Amarte and En El
Jardn, a duet with Gloria Estefan.

The Gothard Sisters Showtime! El Paso

presents the Irish fiddle and step dancing
troupe at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the
Abraham Chavez Theatre. Ticket information:
544-2022 or

Applejack Band The El Paso folk band

performs its annual Christmas dinner show at 8
p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at La Tierra Cafe, 1731
Montana, with opening act Mitch Mosley.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Cost: $32 (tip not included, BYOB), reservations required. Information:
Marjorie Foster, 592-5122 or Charlie
McDonald, (575) 541-1992.

Chase Rice The country singers Ready,

Set, Roll tour stops at Whiskey Dicks, 580
George Dieter, at 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.
Tickets are $10, available at
Information: 921-9900 or

Green Days American Idiot

Broadway in El Paso presents the direct from
Broadway smash-hit musical at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 9, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets:
$35-$60; $31.50-$54 military (Ticketmaster).
Aaron Carter The former teen pop icon

performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Tricky

Falls, 209 S. El Paso. All ages show. Tickets:
$15 in advance; $20 at the door; available in
advance at Bowie Feathers, Marias Closet,
Eloise, All That Music and
Limited number of VIP tickets offered for $65.

Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $43, $53,

$63 and $77 (Ticketmaster).

Venues & series

Mike + Ruthy The acoustic songwriting

center is at 11540 Pellicano. Events begin at 9

p.m. Ages 21 and over. Tickets for most
events available at Headstand, Happy House
and online at
Wolfgang Garner and Tommy Trash Thursday,
Oct. 31, with guest Trash. Tickets are $21.
Morgan Pages 3D tour is Saturday, Nov. 9.
Audien will open. Tickets are $27.

team of Ruth Ungar and Mike Merenda perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the
Buckhorn Opera House in Pinos Altos, N.M. as
part of the Mimbres Region Arts Councils Folk
Series. Tickets: $20 ($15 members); available
10 days before show at Alotta Gelato, Gila
Hike & Bike, and L&I Arts or at the door.
Information: (575) 538-2505 or

An Intimate Evening with Clint Black

The country superstar performs at 8 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 10, at Flickinger Center for

Performing Arts, 1110 New York Avenue, in
Alamogordo. Black has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide. Tickets: $49.50, $79.50
and $110; available online at

Jim Brickman The multi-platinum pianist

Jim Brickmans The Love Tour comes to El
Paso at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Plaza
Theatre. Admission: $29.50, $39.50 and $49.50
Brickman has amassed 27 Top 40 singles on
the adult contemporary charts, including 14
Top 10 smashes.
Jeff Dunham The comedian/ventriloquist
returns to NMSUs Pan American Center
Thursday, March 13. Details to be announced.

Lady Antebellum The Grammy-winning

trios Take Me Downtown Tour is Tuesday,
March 25, at NMSUs Pan American Center in
Las Cruces. Showtime to be announced; tickets
on sale Nov. 15 (Ticketmaster).

Dave Koz A Smooth Jazz Christmas

The Grammy-nominated saxophonist and El

Buchanans Event Center The event

Tricky Falls 209 S. El Paso. All shows are

all-ages (16 and older), unless listed otherwise.
Information: 351-9909 or
The 18th annual Dedo Halloween Ball is 8
p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at both
Tricky falls and Bowie Feathers, featuring DJs.
Tickets: $5-$10.
Grind: The Indie Queer Dance and Drag Day
of the Dead/Halloween Party is 9 p.m. to 2
a.m. Friday, Nov. 1. Admission is free.
Nightmare on El Paso Street Day of the
Dead concert is 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, with
Clockwork, Heroes and Villains and Tony
Lanez. Ages 18 and older. Tickets: $15.
Jason Charles Miller The former lead
singer of goth band Godhead performs at 7
p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, with guests The Lusitania
and TrailerBand. Tickets: $15.
The Casualties and Negative Approach
The 80s punkers perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday,
Nov. 5, with Negative Approach, XSM and
51/Fifty. Tickets: $12.
Cut Copy The Australian synthpop band
performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, with special guest Larry Gus. Tickets: $20 in advance;
$22 at the door.

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Paso favorite presents his 16th annual

Christmas show Wednesday, Dec. 18, with this
years guests Jonathan Butler, Oleta Adams and
Keiko Matsui. Tickets are $35 to $107, and go
on sale Nov. 8 (Ticketmaster).

Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales

The Disney family brings the timeless stories
of Cinderella, Snow White and The Seven
Dwarfs and Beauty and The Beast to the stage
Dec. 27-29, at Abraham Chavez Theatre.
Showtime is 7 p.m. Friday, 4 and 7 p.m.
Saturday and 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $20,
$25, $30 and $40 (Opening night tickets are
$15). (Ticketmaster). Information:

Bill Cosby The legendary comedian performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the

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Baauer The music producer known for his
hit Harlem Shake performs at 9 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 10, with DJ Mustard and S-Type.
King Khan and The Shrines The garage
rockers perform at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12,
with Hellshovel. Tickets: $12.
The Black Dahlia Murder The metal
bands Into the Everblack 2013 Tour is 6:30
p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, with Skeletonwitch,
Fallujah and Noisem. Tickets: $15.
YelaWolf The southern rapper performs at
8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, with Hopsin and
opening act DJ Klever. Tickets: $21.50.
Built to Spill Sunday, Nov. 24, with opening acts Slam Dunk and Genders. Tickets: $18
in advance; $20 at the door.
Sepultura The Brazilian metal band performs 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, with
Ancients and Hank of the Destruction Moose.
Tickets: $15.
Ryan Beatty The 18-year-old pop singer
performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1. $19.
Morbid Angel The death metal bands
20th anniversary tour is 7 p.m. Monday, Dec.
2, featuring a performance of the Covenant
1993-2013 album in its entirety. Tickets: $21.

Aaron Carter The former teen pop icon

performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10. Tickets:
$15 in advance; $20 at the door. Limited number of VIP tickets offered online for $65.
Suicidal Tendencies The punk/metal band
performs their Slam City Tour at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 14, with opening acts Terror,
Trash Talk and Inspector Cluzo. Tickets: $23.
The 4th annual Not So Silent Christmas benefiting Toys for Tots is 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21
featuring local bands with host Metal Sanaz and
Grammy-nominated. All ages show. Tickets; $7
($5 with donation of a new toy).

Lowbrow Palace 111 E. Robinson. Doors

open at 9 p.m. and age 18 and older welcome,
unless listed otherwise. Tickets are regularly $3
more for ages 18-20. Information: 356-0966 or
Kisses The husband and wife indie pop
duo perform Thursday, Oct. 31. Tickets: $10
in advance; $15 day of show.
Crocodiles The pop/rock band performs
Friday, Nov. 1. Tickets: $10-$12.
Nobunny The bunny-faced act specializing in 60s-style garage rock and pop performs
Sunday, Nov. 3. Tickets; $8 in advance; $10 at
the door.
A Silent Film The alternative rock band
performs 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4. Tickets: $12

in advance; $16 at the door.

Tycho The electronic musician performs
Sunday, Nov. 10, with special guest Beacon.
Tickets: $13 in advance; $15 at the door.
White Lung The Canadian punk rock band
performs Monday, Nov. 11. Tickets: $10-$12.
Darren Emerson The British DJ and former member of UKs Underworld, performs at
7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15.
Dave Seaman The British DJ performs an
all ages show at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12.
Delorean The Barcelona pop rockers perform Monday, Feb. 3. Tickets: $12 in advance;
$15 at the door.

Socorro Entertainment Center

11200 Santos Sanchez. Admission is free ($10
17 and younger) unless otherwise listed.
Information: 860-7777 or
Metal band Lamb of God performs at 6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 3, with Killswitch Engage.
Megadeth performs 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.

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: 1-877-2775677 or

Grand Funk Railroad The classic rock

blues band performs Saturday, Nov. 2.
Tickets: $25-$75.
Oak Ridge Boys The country music legends perform Saturday, Nov. 9. $25-$80.
Los Tigres del Norte The Latin favorites
perform Saturday, Nov. 30. Tickets: $25-$90.
American Pie The Tribute to Jerry Lee
Lewis, Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens is 9 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 31, as part of the New Years
Eve celebration. Tickets: $125.

Flickinger Center for Performing Arts

1110 New York, Alamogordo. Information:
(575) 437-2202 or
Rocky Horror Show Alamogordo Music
Theater presents the campy cult-classic at 7
p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 8-10, and Nov. 15-16. Tickets: $10.
Classic Movie night is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.
19. Admission: $2.
My Sinatra The one-man musical featuring
the songs of Frank Sinatra is 7 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 23. Tickets: $15, $26 and $34.
The Father Hay School Show is 6 p.m. Friday,
Dec. 6. Call for details.
Saxy Dancer The show featuring saxophone and tap dancers from the Academy of
Ballet is 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Tickets: $10
($5 age 12 and younger).
The Nutcracker Academy of Ballet presents the Christmas classic at 7 p.m. Friday and
Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13-15.
Imago dei Academy performs at 7 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 16.
Mariachi Christmas The centers annual
holiday performance is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.
17, as part of its Premier Series. Tickets: $20.
$32 and $40.

Mountain Annies Center for the Arts

2710 Sudderth, in Ruidoso. Information:
(575) 257-7982 or
Saturday, Nov. 16: Richard Smith and Julie

Spencer Theater for Performing Arts

Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information:
(575) 336-4800, (888) 818-7872 or
Broadway Revisited Broadway legends
Dale Kristien and Bill Hutton perform at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16.
Jim Currys Tribute to John Denver 8
p.m. Friday, Nov. 29. Currys voice was heard
on the CBS-TV movie Take Me Home: The
John Denver Story. Tickets: $76-$79.
Three Redneck Tenors The Christmas
Spec-tac-yule-ar show is 8 p.m. Saturday,
Dec. 14. Tickets: $76-$79.
The Nutcracker Ruidoso Dance
Ensemble performs 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and
2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21-22. Tickets: $32.

NM Tech Performing Arts Series

Performances are 7:30 p.m., at New Mexico
Techs Macey Center in Socorro, N.M.
Information: (575) 835-5688 or
Andy Gross Mindboggling Variety Show
The stand-up comic, magician and ventriloquists performs Friday, Nov. 1, joined by juggler Fred Anderson. Tickets: $16 ($14 seniors/$8 youth).
New Mexico Philharmonic: Bach Fiesta
Friday, Nov. 8. Tickets: $10-$20 ).
Presidential Chamber Music Series II: Piano
Trios & Quartets The free performance is
Monday, Nov. 18, with Willy Sucre on viola
with the West Shore Piano Trio.
Robert Mirabal and the Jemez Pueblo
Dancers in Blue Corn: The Journey The
two-time Grammy winner performs Friday,
Nov. 22, as part of Festival of the Cranes
Global Village Day and Native American Month.
Tickets: $20 ($18 seniors/$10 youth).
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La Parada The indoor/outdoor monthly
music series is 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at the
San Carlos Building, 501 Texas. Admission: $5,
ages 18 and older welcome. Information: facebook/ La Parada is an ongoing
music, art and social party held the first Friday
of the month. The November event is a costume ball, featuring various DJs.

RGT Live! The open mic for musicians,

Howling Coyote Coffeehouse The

Bert Dalton El Paso Friends of Jazz presents the Santa Fe world class jazz pianist Bert
Dalton for a fundraising concert at 7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 10, at Ardovinos Desert
Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park.
He will be accompanied by El Paso jazz legend
Ricky Malichi on drums and Erik Unsworth,
professor of String Bass and Jazz Studies at
UTEP. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner served at
5:45 p.m. Cash bar available. Tickets: $35;
available at All That Music and Video, and both
Olivas Music Centers. Information: Tony
Venegas at the jazz hotline, 204.9915.
Proceeds go to Ed and Mary Davis
Scholarship Fund, which helps young local
musicians further their jazz education.

Discovering the American Modern

Song Book A free vocal performance,

open mic event is 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at

Center for Spiritual Living (formerly Mastery in
Life Center), 575 N. Main, on Las Cruces
Downtown Main Street. Sign up begins at 6:30
p.m. This community event (with its stage,
lighting, and sound system run by professional
sound guy Skip Connelley) is on the First
Fridays of the month. Information: Bob Burns,
(575) 525-9333 or
The Howling Coyote is open to acoustic
musicians, poets, storytellers, and singer/songwriters, and is free and open to the public for
material that is family-friendly. Coffee, soft
drinks and snacks available.

Discovering the American Modern Song Book

Standards from 1900-1960, with Laura Tate
Goldman is 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at El
Paso Museum of Arts auditorium, One Arts
Festival Plaza, in conjunction with the exhibit
Discovering the American Modern 1907-1936:
The King Collection. Information: 532-1707 or
A live five-piece jazz performance features the
great songs of unrequited and fulfilled love during the development of jazz, blues, and soft
rock standards by the great artists of the time,
including Arthur Hamilton, Harold Arlen and
Ted Koehler, Cole Porter and Thelonious

PT & The Cruisers The area variety

Fall Musical Showcase EPCCs

Northwest Early College High Schools Music
Department hosts its student showcase at 7
p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Canutillo High
Schools Performing Arts Theater, 6675 N.
Desert, featuring Mariachi Los Aquileones,
Chamber Choir, Piano Studio and Rondalla,
with special guests EPCCs Mariachi Real de El
Paso, trumpet player Juan de la Cruz and
pianist Adrian Zamora. Admission is free.
Information: 877-1700.

band performs a dinner concert Saturday, Nov.

2, at Ardovinos Desert Crossings Sunset Hall,
One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. Doors
open at 7 p.m.; dinner served at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $40 in advance (includes dinner and
show, cash bar available). Information: (575)

Sunset Soundtracks El Cosmico El

Cosmico vintage trailer lodge, 802 S. Highland
in Marfa, Texas, host free live music events at 8
p.m. on selected evenings. Information: (432)
729-1950 or
Saturday, Nov. 2: Austin duo Ali Holder and
Daniel Thomas Phipps
Friday, Nov. 8: Alt country singer Fatt Legs
Sunday, Nov. 10: Vancouver Synth pop artist
Jay Arner with LRN GRN.
Monday, Nov. 11: pop act Technicolor
Friday, Nov.22: Santa Fe act The Room

Tournament Of Bands The annual

showcase of area high school marching bands
begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at NMSUs
Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces. Tickets:
$20; all seats general admission (Ticketmaster).

Young El Paso Singers Music

Marathon The all-day music event is 9

a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Opus

Bistro, 7128 N. Mesa. Young El Paso Singers
and their friends will make music throughout
the day to create an 8-hour variety show of talent. Performers include Ruben Gutierrez,
Elvis, David Huerta of Sweetwater and all the
young singers from the choir in duets, solos
and choral songs. Performances include singing,
guitar playing, piano solos and more. Opus
Bistro will provide a mini-menu. Information:

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singers and songwriters is 7 p.m. the first

Friday of the month (Nov. 1, Dec. 6) at the
Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall,
in Las Cruces, as part of the monthly
Downtown Ramble. Performer sign-up is 6:30
p.m. Coffee and light snacks provided.
Admission is free, but donations welcome.
Information: (575) 523-6403 or

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With the support of the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department and the
Texas Commission on the Arts.

Grant County Chicano Music Project

The documentary film featuring music
groups from 1960-1970 is 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov.
17, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown
Mall in Las Cruces. Tickets: $10. Information:
(575) 405-9524.

Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society

The society presents a CD release party for
David Borrego Jazz Quartet as part of its
monthly concert series at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov.
17, at First Christian Church, 1809 El Paseo 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
The next concert is a holiday party Sunday,
Dec. 1, featuring Mesilla Valley Swing Band.

Mariachi Sundays in Mesilla The

Town of Mesilla, its business community and
the Las Cruces International Mariachi
Conference host the fall afternoon series 4-6
p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 23, in the Plaza at
historic Old Mesilla. Admission is free. Bring
folding chairs or blankets. Pets and alcohol not

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allowed in plaza. Information: (575) 525-1735

Every Other Tuesday Doa 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
Local musicians are being sought for the
series. For information, call (575) 523-6403 or
Nov. 12: Overcome of Las Cruces family
Nov. 26: Danny Ruley.
Salvador Abundant Living Faith Center,
1000 Valley Crest, presents performances by
the Christian band at all its weekend services
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1. Service
times are 5 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 and 10:30
and 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
Information: 532-8543 or
Gene Keller CD release Gene Keller
will release his Christmas CD, Hug A Bum
(Dont Say Bah Humbug) 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday,
Dec. 1, at El Paso Public Librarys Maud
Sullivan Gallery, 501 N. Oregon. The CD contains song written from 1992 to 2012.
Accompanying Keller on several tracks is Jorge
Guzman, accordion and Hal Marcus, percussion. The majority of the tunes are performed
solo, with Keller on guitar, harmonica, vocals
and harmony. Admission is free. Information:

Live Music at Sombra Antigua

Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery, 430 La
Via Road (off NM 28 between markers 8 and
9), in Chamberino, N.M. hosts free live music
most Saturdays. Regular winery hours are noon
to 6 p.m. Bring a picnic basket. Information:
(915) 241-4349 or
Fall Music Series Little Bit of Texas,
5500 Doniphan, hosts concerts at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesdays. Admission is free for age 21 and
older; $10 ate 18-20. Information: 585-2275 or
Nov. 6: to be announced
Nov. 13: Maddison Livingston
Nov. 20: to be announced
Nov. 27: Dirty River Boys.

Ballroom Marfa B108 E. San Antonio,

Marfa. Information: (432) 729-3600 or
Laura Marling The English folk singer performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in the
Highland Annex, with opening act Willy Moon.
Admission: $5 at the door.
The Country and Western Big Band Suite
The world premiere of the first part of a multimedia, genre-hopping piece is 8 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 16, in the Crowley Theatre, as the part
of the Marfa Triptych: Three Portraits of
Texas envisioned by Austin-based composer
Graham Reynolds. The Marfa Triptych is an
instrumental suite for 13 players. The performance includes contributions from veteran musician Redd Volkaert and emerging fiddle prodigy
Ruby Jane, along with others.
Julianna Barwick The singer/songwriter
performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the
Highland Annex. Admission: $5 at the door.
Mary Lattimore and Jeff Zeigler The
Philadelphia harpist and the synth player perform a live score with a film screening at 7:30
p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, as part of the 5th annual New Years film program.

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. on selected Sundays. Guests may also
enjoy wine tastings. Information: 877-4544 or
Nov. 10: James Springer
Nov. 24: Greg Gonzalez
Friday, Nov. 29: Julio Ortiz
Dec. 8: Dusty Low
Dec. 29: Julio Ortiz.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino
1249 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive),
Sunland Park, N.M.
Live music is offered 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays
and Saturdays and Mariachi 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Sundays in the Franklins Lounge. No cover.
Information: (575) 874-5200.
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.
Weekly winners receive gift bag with prizes.
Wednesday Music Caf UTEPs free
weekly outdoor brown-bag concert series is
noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at UTEPs Student
Union Plaza, featuring a variety of music.
Information: 747-5711.

Railroad Blues 504 W. Holland, Alpine,

Texas. Most performances begin at 10 p.m.
Admission: $8, unless otherwise listed.
Information: (432) 837-3103 or
Friday, Nov. 1: Texas songwriter James
McMurtry. Tickets: $15.
Thursday, Nov. 7: Patrice Pike Band. Cost:
Friday, Nov. 8: Igor and the Red Elvises, area
favorite rockers from Russia. Tickets: $15 in
advance; $20 of show.
Saturday, Nov. 9: Rubin V. Band, featuring
the Texas blue-rock guitarist.
Friday, Nov. 15: Austin Americana band Zack
Walther and the Awe Hells. Tickets: $7.
Saturday, Nov. 16: One, the Metallica Tribute
Band. Tickets: $15.
Friday, Nov. 22: alt country band The
Memphis Strange.
Friday, Nov. 29: Tessy Lou and the Shotgun
Stars, alt-country.
Padres Marfa 209 W. El Paso Street in
Marfa, Texas. Admission is free, unless otherwise listed. Information: 432-729-4425 or
Saturday, Nov. 9: Blues Control and Hidden
Sunday, Nov. 10: Audacity with Hunters.
Tickets: $15.
Friday, Nov. 15: Berwanger.

Folk Fury KTEP, 88.5 FM, features three

hours of acoustic and folk music with an
emphasis on recordings by local musicians and
occasional live appearances by them from 7
to 10 p.m. Saturdays. Hosts are Dan Alloway
and Gregg Carthy. Requests: 747-5153.

Border Chorders The El Paso mens

barbershop and a cappella group rehearses at
7:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays at University
Presbyterian Church, 244 N. Resler. Director is
Anthony Bartholomew. Singers in all male vocal
ranges welcome. Information: Gayle Hageman
822-3000 or
The Border Chorders are the El Paso chapter
of the Barbershop Harmony Society and were
established in 1947. Prior choral singing experience and voice lessons are not required.

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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. Closed Thanksgiving Day.
Reserved tickets vary; available at Information/reservations: 779LAFF (5233) or
Oct. 30-Nov. 3: Co-headliners Rusty
Dooley and Jesus Trejo
Nov. 6-10: Adam Richmond
Nov. 13-17: JR Brow with feature act
Howard Beecher
Nov. 20-24: BT with feature act James Ervin

Anjelah Johnson Live Nation presents

the stand-up comic, TV actress and former pro
football cheerleader at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8,
at UTEP Magoffin Auditorium. Tickets: $35
As an Oakland Raiderette, Johnson was
named Rookie of the Year and even performed
in Super Bowl XXXVII. After that year she
decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue her
dream of acting. She became an internet sensation with her viral video Nail Salon which led
to many stand up and performance opportunities. That same year she joined the cast of
MADtv as a series regular, which spawned
another internet sensation Bon Qui Qui.
She has appeared in multiple ads & commercials including campaigns for Sprint, Visa,
Snickers, Verizon, All-State, K-Swiss, Dryers Ice
Cream and she is currently the spokesperson
for the Texas-based restaurant chain, Taco
Laughing Stock Comedy Show The
Laughing Stock Comedy Show returns 9:30 to
11:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Dominics
Italian Restaurant, 6901 Montana, with headliners Jonathan Martin and Aldo Marchlian.
Admission: $15 in advance. Information: 1-888316-0722 or
New Jersey native Jonathan Martin made his
acting debut on the Dave Chappelle Show and
has shared the stage with fellow comedians
Chris Tucker, Mike Epps, John Witherspoon,
Sommore, and others.
Uruguay-born Aldo Marachlian of Queens
calls his style of comedy Politely Offensive.

Comedy Nights The Percolator, 217 N.

Stanton, hosts comedy open mic events 8 to
11 p.m. every Tuesday. Information: 351-4377
or on facebook (The Percolator).

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Dance for Kids Sake Big Brother Big

Sisters of El Paso will hosts its 6th annual local
take on the show Dancing with the Stars featuring two-time Dancing With the Stars
celebrity dancer Gilles Marini at the 6th annual
event 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Plaza
Theatre. Local corporate, political and media
celebrities star as dancers and judges to money
and awareness for the needs of at-risk children
and the benefits of Big Brothers Big Sisters
mentoring. Silent auction begins at 6 p.m.
Tickets: $50 (Ticketmaster) Information: 5444203, or on facebook at
Showcase dancer is Donatella Riddic.

American Tribal Style Belly Dance

meeting A meeting to a discuss a new session of classes specializing in American Tribal
Style is 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at
Glasbox, 1500 Texas. Discussion includes what
it is, where it originated from and the material
that will be needed for class. No experience or
commitment needed to attend. Admission is
free. Information: Shana Oh, 834-9423.

Paso Del Norte Tango Club

Anniversary The club will host an
anniversary party, Celebrating Nine Years of
Tango, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Nov. 9, at
Shundo Dance Studio, 2719 North Stanton.
Dancing and celebration begins with a buffet
dinner at 8:15 p.m. followed by the
Anniversary Ballroom and Argentine Tango
Show featuring professional and amateur
dancers. Cost: $25. Information: 532-2043,
490-4956 or
The club hosts weekly Argentine Tango
Nights dance classes 8 to 9 p.m. Saturdays at
Shundo Dance Studio, followed by Milonga
(dance party) through 11 p.m. Beginners welcome, partners not necessary. Cost: $7.

Revolucion 2013 Rodolfo Hernandez

presents the celebration of the Mexican 1910
Revolution at 7:30 Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 9-10, at Bel Air High School Theatre, 731
Yarbrough. Ballet Folklorico Paso Del Norte
will present a recreation of the 1910 Mexican
Revolution with live music, dance and costumes. Ticket information/reservations: 5885743.

Slumber of Reason UTEPs

Department of Theatre and Dance presents
guest company Latina Dance Theatres program at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, in studio 452
at the Fox Fine Arts building.
Slumber of Reason was voted as one of the
top ten performances held in Dallas, Texas
2011 by Based on a series of
vignettes inspired by Francisco de Goyas Los
Caprichos, it depicts mankinds many follies and
foibles. Information: 747-7597 or
In conjunction with the performance, LDTP
will give a workshop on collaborative projects
involving dance, theater, music and multimedia
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in studio 452.
The workshop is open to all students, faculty
and staff that are interested in multidisciplinary

Thanksgiving Dinner and Dance Bash

Dance for Dreams presents the dance

event 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at

Hilton Garden Inn El Paso Airport, 6650
Gateway East, with DJ La Santa and dancing to
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more. Semi-formal attire. Dinner and live

lounge music starts at 8 p.m. and dancing 9:30
p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Dance performances and a
raffle also held. 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 or (704) 293-4307 or

Full Circle: A Dance Performance

Mesilla Valley Dance Collective concludes their
second season with a performance at 7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 10, at Black Box Theatre, 430 N
Downtown Mall in Las Cruces, taking the audience through the Seasons, into the circle of
emotions, and onto a reflection of shapes.
Local guest artists include the Hellenic Greek
Dancers. Tickets: $10. Information/reservations: (575) 523-1223.
The Mesilla Valley Dance Collective is open to
dancer of all levels and backgrounds.

Look Whos Dancing The annual dance

event is 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at NMSUs

Pan American Center. Las Cruces community
leaders and local personalities and their
DanceSport partners compete against each
other in a friendly contest. NMSU DanceSport
students choreograph the dances, instruct, and
perform with the local celebrities. Tickets: $20
($12 student/seniors; $6 age 12 and younger
(Ticketmaster). Information: (575) 646-1420.

Contra Dance The Southern New

Mexico Music and Dance Societys contra
dance is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at
Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de
Santiago in Las Cruces. The dance begins with
beginners lessons at 7:30 p.m.; no partner
needed. Music by Rus Bradburd and Friends.
Cost: $6 ($5 age 17 and younger). Information:
(575) 522-1691 or
The contra dances are old-time dances done
in long lines, accompanied by live, Appalachianstyle music.

Rio Grande Dance Theater La Tierra

Cafe, 1731 Montana, presents the dinner show
at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at La Tierra Cafe,
1731 Montana, featuring the dance group
under the direction of Jorge Badillo performing
Folklorico Fusion. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.;
dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $34 in
advance; $37 at the door. Seating is limited.
Information/reservations: 533-8890 or

Ballet Folklorico Paso del Norte

The folklorico groups annual gala anniversary
performance is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at
Bowie High School Theatre, 801 S. San Marcial,
with dance and music from various regions of
Mexico. Ticket information, reservations: 5885743.

Big Band Dance Club The club sponsors 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 welcome. Beginners, singles and couples welcome;
no dance partner necessary. Membership
encouraged but not required; dress code. Cost:
$7 (CD music nights); and $9 ($7 members) on
live music nights. Information: (575) 526-6504
Beginners group dance lesson at 7 p.m. led
by John Giusto; free with paid admission.
November 2013

El Paso Chopin Piano Festival The

final 2013 fall series of piano concerts features
Lucy Scarbrough at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at
Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San
Marcial. Admission is free, but people are
advised to arrive early; concerts are almost
always standing room only. Information: 5841595 or Web:
Scarbrough is founder and director of the
College Arts Festival. She served on the Chopin
Foundation of the United States Selection Jury
for the Seventh and Eighth National Chopin
Anthony Kearns Grant County
Community Concert Association presents the
Irish tenor at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6 at
WNMU Fine Arts Center Theater in Silver
City. Admission: $20 ($5 students 17 and
younger); available in Silver City at Alotta
Gelato and Western Stationers or online at Information: (575) 538-5862.
Kearns, considered by many as Irelands finest
tenor, possesses a repertoire that spans Ireland
to Broadway, the inspirational to the spiritual,
and light comedy to grand opera. His accompanist, Patrick Healy, also born in Ireland, is distinguished in his own right as a repetiteur or
opera rehearsal pianist.
Anthony Kearns Grant County
Community Concert Association presents the
Irish tenor at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6 at
WNMU Fine Arts Center Theater in Silver
City. Kearns possesses an all-encompassing
repertoire spanning Ireland to Broadway, to
Italian Classics and operettas light comedy.
Admission: $20 ($5 students 17 and younger).
Information: (575) 538-5862 or
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; $8 for
faculty recital series shows (Ticketmaster),
unless listed otherwise. Student, senior, military
and faculty/staff and childrens discounts may
apply. Information: 747-5606 or
UTEP Wind Symphony: Wednesday, Nov. 6,
featuring the music of Robert Jager.
Faculty Recital Series with jazz guitar by
Shaun Mahoney: Thursday, Nov. 7, highlighting
original compositions from his album Out of
the Night.
UTEP Percussion Ensemble and
Pandemonium Steel Drums perform Monday,
Nov. 11. The ensemble performs works by
Smetaan and Wuytak, with Calypso by
UTEP Jazz Bands: Tuesday, Nov. 12, performing both traditional and contemporary
UTEP Symphony Band: Thursday, Nov. 14,
with patriotic works by Carol Bremer, Richard
Saucedo, Robert Russell Bennett, Donald
Grantham and John Phillip Sousa.
Guest Artist recital with violinist/violist Olga
Kayler: Sunday, Nov. 24, accompanied on
piano by Judi Wilkinson..
UTEP Choir presents Holiday Revels:
Tuesday, Nov. 26, with Christmas music from
the Renaissance.
The departments 11th annual gala is 2:30
p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, in UTEPs Magoffin
Auditorium, featuring the departments top
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performing ensembles. The event includes performances by the UTEP choirs, orchestra, wind
symphony, jazz band and other student ensembles. Admission: $10.

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) 6462421 or
La Catrina Quartet performs Friday, Nov. 1.
NMSU Horn studio recital is Tuesday, Nov. 5.
University Singers perform Thursday, Nov. 7.
Faculty recital with Fred Bugbee is Friday,
Nov. 8.
Student recital is Monday, Nov. 11.
Trumpet Studio Recital is Friday, Nov. 15.
Wind Symphonic and Symphonic Banc concert is Wednesday, Nov. 20.
Migrations Concert is Thursday, Nov. 21.

Opera For All El Paso Operas 20th

anniversary gala performance is 6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9, at Abraham Chavez Theatre.
The performance is hosted by Americas most
famous baritone, Sherrill Milnes, and featuring
the finest of international and national opera
performers and talented local artists. Tickets:
$35 seats ($85 orchestra table). Information:
581-5534 or
The event also includes Metropolitan Opera
stars Pamela Armstrong and Melissa Parks, and
tenors David Portillo and Eric Hanson, along
with soprano, Kellie Rumba. Special guest
appearance by local favorite Shavonne
The program includes selections by Puccini,
Verdi, Strauss and other great composers.
Cocktails before and after the concert with live
entertainment by Vibe in the theatre lobby.
A celebratory dinner follows at 7:30 p.m. El
Paso Museum of Art. Tickets: $65.

Parade of Choirs El Paso Independent

School District presents the 54th annual choir
concerts at 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday,
Nov. 12-14 at Bowie High School Fine Arts
Theatre, 801 S. San Marcial. The concerts offer
a variety of music performed by EPISD elementary, middle and high school students. Different
school choirs perform each night. Admission is
free; seating is limited. Information: 760-8518.
LCSO Youth Concert Las Cruces
Symphony Orchestra, directed by Lonnie Klein,
presents its annual youth concert free to Las
Cruces fourth graders Thursday, Nov. 14, at
NMSUs Atkinson Music Recital Hall.
Information: (575) 646-3709 or

Military Order of the World Wars

The El Paso Chapter the Military Order of the
World Wars hosts its monthly luncheon at 11
a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Underwood Golf
Course, 3191 Coe, Fort Bliss. Guest speaker to
be announced. Members are asked to come
early and bring a friend. Information: 755-4038.
El Paso Chorale Sing-Along 3 to 5

p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at Trinity First United

Methodist Church, 801 N. Mesa. All singers are
invited to sing through Vivaldis Gloria and
Mozarts Coronation Mass. Music and childcare provided. Admission is free. Information:

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EPSYOs Fall Concert The El Paso
Symphony Youth Orchestras, directed by
Andres Moran, performs at 3 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 17, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. The
regions finest young musicians will perform
works by Verdi, Elgar and Dvorak. Tickets: $12
($7 students/seniors/military) information: 5258978 or
New Horizons Band The band of 50
musicians kicks off its season at 3 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 17, at NMSUs Atkinson Recital Hall. The
program includes band classics, and the Mesilla
Valley Swing Band will also perform. Admission
is free. Information: (575) 523-1652 or
New Horizons Symphony The symphony begins its season with Mendelssohn,
Schumann, and Hummel at 3 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 3, at NMSUs Atkinson Recital Hall, under
the direction of Dr. Marianna Gabbi. Admission
is free. Information: (575) 522-5571, (575) 5239101 or

The orchestra will perform Felix

Mendelssohns The Hebrides Overture
(Fingals Cave), and Robert Schumanns
Symphony No. 4. in D Minor. Guest soloist Dr.
Frank (Pancho) Romero performs Johann
Hummels Trumpet Concerto in E flat Major.

UTEP Department of Music Gala

The departments 11th annual gala is 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 17, in UTEPs Magoffin
Auditorium, featuring the departments top
performing ensembles. The event includes performances by the UTEP choirs, orchestra, wind
symphony, jazz band, and other student ensembles. Admission: $10 (Ticketmaster). Ticket
information: 747-5606 or
RichterUzer Las Cruces Civic Concert
Association presents the Russian guitar and
cello duo at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the
Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las
Cruces Downtown Mall. Tickets: $20.
Information: (575) 521-4051 or
Brad Richter and Viktor Uzer blend classical,
world and rock music and have performed
globally as a duo and as solo artists.




El Paso Symphony Orchestra: La

Danza Clasica The Symphony, under
direction of its maestro Bohuslav Rattay performs at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22-23 in the Plaza
Theatre. The symphony and guest Peter Soave,
bandoneon, perform Verdis La Forza del
Destino, overture, Piazzollas Aconcagua,
Concerto for Bandoneon and Mendelssohns
Symphony No. 4, op. 90, A major, Italian.
Tickets: $15, $20, $25, $30, $35 and $40; $8$10 students (Ticketmaster). Information: 5323776 or
Soave is recognized worldwide as the foremost master of the bandoneon and concert
accordion. In 1987, Soave was the inaugural
recipient of Voce dOro, the international
award honoring those who have given prominence to the accordion in the world of modern
Resident Conductor Andy Moran will lead a
discussion of the evenings program 6:30 p.m.
prior to both performances in the Philanthropy

Trains brought
crime, greed


hen the railroads came through

El Paso in 1881, the town
quickly changed from a dusty
frontier community to a regional center
of trade and industry. But the railroads
also brought their own brand of crime
and greed. Here are a couple of examples from the late 19th century.
On Oct. 14, 1887, three holdup men
sneaked aboard a Galveston, Harrisburg
and San Antonio Railroad train headed
for San Antonio from El Paso. They
forced the train to stop just east of El
Paso, two of them running back to the
express car while the third accomplice
watched the engineer and fireman.
The two men blew the express car door
open using dynamite, and told Wells
Fargo and Co. express agent, J.E. Smith
to get out. He crawled down, but in
doing so left his six-shooter just inside
the door. Then the robbers ordered him
back in to open the safe. As Smith reentered, he picked up his pistol, turned and
fell to the floor of the car as he shot one
robber through the heart. That man died
on the spot and the other ran off. Smith
grabbed a shotgun and gave chase, firing
once and knocking the second man to
the ground. The third bad guy started
running and headed for the Rio Grande.
The one hit by the shotgun blast limped
away seriously wounded. The engineer
wanted to go after him, but Smith suggested the train return to El Paso, saying,
That one's done for, we will take this
one's body back and gather a posse to
get after the rat who's headed for
As Smith predicted, a posse returned to
the scene to find the shotgun victim dead
by the tracks, a pellet lodged near his
heart. The posse tracked the third robber,
but it looked as if he made it to the river
and into Mexico.
Smith was honored as a true hero,
receiving $4,000 in rewards and a medal
from the city of El Paso.

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Treble Clef Ball The El Paso Symphony

Guilds annual dinner-dance gala and presentation of debutantes is 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
30, at El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country
Club Place. Tickets: $100. Information: EPSO
office, 532-3776.

Summer Music Festival instrument

giveaway Applications being taken
through Jan. 15, 2014, for the El Paso
Summer Music Festivals Instruments for Young
Lives program. Students will be selected on the
basis of exceptional classical musical talent,
unmet financial need, solid academic achievement, discipline in music education and
strength of character.
Recipients must be from 8 to 18 years old, be
U.S. citizens and not have entered college during the 2014-2015 school year. Recipients will
become participants in the El Paso Summer
Music Festivals outreach and community leadership programs. Complete criteria/online
applications at

Taking a Look Back

by John McVey Middagh
There were other types of would-be
train robbers. A town 140 miles north of
El Paso went bust because of some of its
citizens robbed them of possible prosperity.
White Oaks, N.M. was a mining center
for gold and coal. El Paso needed the
coal maybe more than the gold. The people of El Paso were paying a high price
for coal, having to rely on the railroad to
ship it from Gallup and San Antonio,
N.M. The only alternative was to burn
local wood, and El Paso had a very limited supply of that.
For years El Pasoans tried to talk a railroad into linking El Paso with White
Oaks. Finally Charles Bishop Eddy started the El Paso and Northeastern Railroad
The rails started moving north and on
Feb. 1, 1898 they hit the New MexicoTexas line spawning a new town,
Alamo Gordo, 85 miles from El Paso.
The railroad moved on towards Tularosa
and on to the flat country southwest of
White Oaks.
Some White Oaks residents set out to
get rich off the railroad's need for their
properties for the railroad right of way.
They raised their prices way out of sight
and that killed the town. Eddy stopped
building at what is today Carrizozo,
about seven miles southwest of White
Oaks. He had found another coal area
and simply turned east to Capitan where
he had access to the Salado coalfields.
White Oaks died.
At the same time Eddy remembered the
interest El Pasoans had in the Cloudcroft
area, where the mountains and trees
offered cool relief from the summer
heat. He built the Alamogordo &
Sacramento Mountain Railroad that
turned Cloudcroft into a favorite recreational area for many El Pasoans.
John McVey Middagh is a former saddle
shop owner and an amateur local historian. Information:
November 2013

El Paso Bicycle Club - All rides are free and

A Night with Tommy John at The

Base The benefit for Border Youth

Athletic Association is Saturday, Nov. 2, at The

Base, 6801 Commerce Bldg 7D. VIP reception
at 6 p.m., event begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are
$100 ($250 VIP, includes autographed baseball
and photo op). Information: 276-9090 or
Special guest is Tommy John, whose 288
career victories rank as the seventh highest
total among Major League Baseball left-handers. He is also known for the revolutionary
surgery named after him, which was performed
on a damaged ligament in his pitching arm.

Clash of the Titans V - The professional

boxing bout is 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at El

Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $10 and $10
general admission; $42.85 table seating

El Paso Rhinos - El Pasos Junior League ice

hockey team plays home games at the Sierra
Providence Events Center, next to the
Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Ticket information:
479-PUCK (7825) or
New Mexico Renegades at 7:30 p.m. Friday
and Saturday, Nov. 8-9
Texas Jr. Brahmas at 7:30 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22-24.
WAC Soccer Tournament 2013 The

championship soccer tournament runs Nov. 8

and 10, at NMSUs Soccer Field in Las Cruces,
N.M. Teams to be announced. Semifinal games
begin at noon and 2:30 p.m. Friday with championship match at noon Sunday. Tickets: $7

Northern Colorado, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday,

Nov. 27
Texas State, 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30.

UTEP Volleyball Home games are at

Memorial Gym. Tickets: $5. Information: 7476150 or
7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15: Tulsa
Noon Sunday, Nov. 17: East Carolina

NMSU Aggies football The New

Mexico State University Aggies home games
are 6 p.m. Saturdays at Aggie Memorial
Stadium in Las Cruces. Tickets: $10-$20
(Ticketmaster) Information: (575) 646-1420 or
Nov. 9: Boston College
Nov. 30: Idaho.

Western Refining College All-America

Golf Classic The 39th annual event is

Sunday through Tuesday, Nov. 24-26, at El

Paso Country Club, sponsored by the Sun Bowl
Association. The event features Americas top
college golfers. Admission for spectators is free.
Information: 533-4416, ext. 15, or
Sunday: Titleist Long Drive Contest at 9 a.m.,
Ping Putting Contest at 10 a.m., followed by
College-Am practice round.
Monday: First and second rounds (36 holes),
beginning at 8 a.m.
Tuesday: Final round (18 holes), beginning at 8
a.m. and followed by awards presentation.

open to the public; helmets required.

Information: or
9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2: Meet at Rio Plaza,
6205 Upper Valley. Ride to Borderland and take
the River Trail to Vinton, then return to Vinton
Road and ride to La Union for coffee break
before heading home. 25 miles, moderate pace
(16-18 mph). Randy Limbird, 328-4110.
2-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2: Bike Repair Clinic.
Sandoval Apartments, 5353 Ridge on the West
Side (two blocks north of Thorn - look for covered patio in middle of housing complex). Fix
flats, make minor repairs and adjustments. Tire
patching supplies provided; Bring crescent
wrench and other basic tools. Randy Limbird,
8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9: Meet at Rio Plaza.
Ride to Vinton then along the rollers to Vado.
Cross the valley to La Mesa and return via NM
28. 40 miles, 16-18 mph pace, with faster
option if desired. Rick Rivas, 915-867-7199.
8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10: Meet at CottonEyed Joes at the I-10 Clint Exit for ride
through Lower Valley, including Tornillo and San
Elizario. 35 miles, moderate (16-18) pace. Jim
Weaver, 915-775-9757.
8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16: Meet at the Bagel
Shop across from Franklin HS. Ride rollers to
Anthony Gap, return via MLK to Scenic and
Westside. 50 miles. Moderate to fast pace; may
split into two groups depending on who shows
up. Randy Limbird, 328-4110.
8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17: Berino and Back
Ride The B/IG Intermediate Level Ride will
start at the Starbucks at the Outlet Mall,
Transmountain and I-10 (plenty of parking just

College sports
UTEP Football The Miners home games

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Ticket information: 747-5234, 544-8444 or
The final home game is 6 p.m. Saturday Nov.
16, against Florida International.
Away games:
Nov. 2: at Texas A&M (7 p.m.)
Nov. 9: at North Texas (1:30 p.m.)
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(Ticketmaster). Information: 747-5234 or
Saturday, Nov. 2: Southeastern Oklahoma
Saturday, Nov. 9: Loyola
Tuesday, Nov. 19: Colorado State
Saturday, Nov. 23: NMSU
The Battle 4 Atlantis play-in home game is 3
p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, with tournament games
Friday and Saturday. Nov. 29-30. Opponents
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2 (Exhibition)
UT-Permian Basin, 7:05 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8
NMSU, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12
Kansas State, 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16
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Nov. Open Show: Bringing in the Harvest
Opening Nov. 9, 6-8 pm
Featured Artist for November: Oween Rath (Art featured in this ad)
Coming in Dec: Christmas Open House Dec. 7 & 8 10-6 both days
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Sun Country Junior Tournament

Ascarate Golf Course, 6900 Delta, hosts a junior tournament Sunday, Nov. 3, with a ninehole course for ages 7-12 and 18 holes for ages
13 and up. Entry fee: $35. Tee time to be
announced. Online registration at

west of Starbucks). Meet for some 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 and Canutillo, and climb back to the
mall. 35 miles. Margaret OKelley, 915-5883825.
9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23: Leaderless ride.
Meet at Rio Plaza. Route, distance and pace to
be decided by who shows up.
9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 24: Meet at Newman
Park (Richmond at Alabama) Head over Scenic
Drive then back to Central/NE El Paso to MLK
then return with option to ride up McKelligon.
30 miles, moderate pace. Charlie Gallarzo,
915-241-3373; and Sylvia Mejia, 915-740-9033.
8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30: Meet at Rio Plaza
to ride to Mesilla. Will split into fast (20 mph
+) and intermediate (16-18 mph) groups. 62
miles. Randy Limbird, 328-4110.
8:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 1: Love that Lava!
Meet at Rio Plaza and drive to Hunts Hole on
the mesa (mostly unpaved roads, but in good
condition) then ride mountain bikes 8 miles to
Kilbournes Hole. Must have slimed tires.
Chuck Turner, 915-204-4831.

Tour de Tolerance The 8th annual bicycling and running event, benefiting the El Paso
Holocaust Museum and Study Center, is
Sunday, Nov. 3, at Ardovinos Desert Crossing,
One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, with
100K and 50K rides and 5K run/walk. The
100K begins at 7:30 a.m. (4.5 time limit
enforced) with run/walk at 8 a.m. and 50K bike
ride at 9 a.m. Information/registration: 3510048, ext. 24 or
Cost: $40. All participants get a t-shirt, afterrace prize giveaways, entertainment and afterride massages.
Packet pickup is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 2, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa. No
race day registration.

Ride Your Bicycle El Paso Chucks

Bicycle Repair, 704 E. Yandell, hosts three free
rides each week for beginners and intermediate
riders. Rides begin and finish in Downtown El
Paso. Riders should have helmets and water.
Information: 791-2006, or

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starting from the East Side. Rides are offeredfor
beginners, intermediates and advanced. Starting
times and locations are posted at For more information:
Manny Valadez, 861-2311 or

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hosts Golf Skills classes 4:15 to 5:30 p.m.
Mondays and Wednesdays Nov. 4-20. The first
day will be on the range and the second on the
chipping and putting green. Cost: $25 for season. Online registration/location at

Recreational Sports
Special Olympics Fall Games The

2013 fall games run through Nov. 2, with

Opening Ceremonies and Victory Dance on
Friday, Nov. 1. Spectator admission is free.
Information: 533-8229.
Oct. 31 Powerlifting Tournament
Nov. 2 Softball and Bowling tournaments.

Volleyball Skills Camp El Paso Parks

and Recreation Department registration for coed Youth Volleyball Skills Camp (ages 4-11) is
Nov. 1-29, at Seville Recreation Center, 6700
Sambrano. Camp runs 5 to 6 p.m. Mondays
and Tuesdays for ages 4-7 and 6 to 7 p.m. for
ages 8-11, Dec. 2-Jan. 28. Fee: $40 per participant; some scholarships available. Information:
Jorge Palacio or Rosa E. Montes, 778-6722.

Turkey Shoot The free-throw event is 1

to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Family

Recreation Center, 1100 Oregon in
Alamogordo, N.M. Participants shoot basketball
free throws for a chance to win a Thanksgiving
turkey. Information: (575) 439-4142.

Archery Classes for beginners The

Archers of El Paso Club hosts two-hour supervised shooting classes 9 to 11 a.m. every
Saturday at the Archers of El Paso Range, off
Martin Luther King at Stan Roberts. Bows and
arrows provided. Ages 7 and older welcome;
parents must be present for ages 16 and
younger. Reservations required. Cost: $20.
Information: Ricardo Urias, 487-8199.

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.

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Runs and walks

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Day of the Dead Marathon Series

Day 1 of the Day of the Dead Series Marathon
and half-marathon is 7 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31,
at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Walkers welcome. Information:
The series ends with El Marathon Del Rio
Grande Sunday, Nov. 3, through La Llorona
Park in Las Cruces.

Motor sports
El Paso Speedway Park 14851 Marina
(off Montana 7 miles east of Loop 375). Regular
season races are 7:45 p.m. Friday. Gates open
at 5:30 p.m. General admission: $12 ($9 seniors, military and students with ID; free for ages
5 and younger). Family pack (two adults, two
children 6-15) are $25. Season tickets available.
Information: 791-8749 or
The ASCS National 360 Wings Sprint Tour is
Friday, Nov. 1.
Mudder Trucker Race Day The mud

bogging events are noon Saturday, Nov. 9, at

Maldonado Maze, 2855 Hwy 28 in La Union,
N.M. with grudge matches, test-n-tune,
SideXSide, single pass timed mudsports tug-owars, foot races, mud wrestling, etc. Food and
drink concessions. chairs, umbrellas or canopy
tents. No glass containers, please. Gates open
at 10 a.m. with registration at 11 a.m. Truck
fee: $15. Spectator admission: $5; $5 fee to
bring in grills or food. Information: Danny Sainz
(915) 525-6796, Tommy Maldonado at (915)
603-0899, or on Facebook at
Maldonado Maze LLC.

El Paso Motorplex The newly improved

concreted drag strip is at 13101 Gateway West,
(east of El Paso at I-10 off Clint exit #42). New
this year is a sand drag track. Gates open at
6:45 p.m., racing begins at 7:45 p.m. No glass
bottles allowed. Spectator admission: $5 (military and group discounts offered). Racer admission: $20. Information: 525-9645 or

Arroyo Seco Raceway The Southern

New Mexico track is located off Hwy 549, off
I-10 at the Akela exit, with drag racing, motorcycle racing, sportscar testing and more. Race
times vary. Spectator admission: $5 (ages 5-12
free). Pit passes are $10. Information: (575)
544-3440 or

Speedway of Southern New Mexico

The track features modifieds, super stocks,
speed stocks and more at 7:45 p.m. Saturdays
through Nov. 2. Gates opens at 5:30 p.m.
The Speedway is 11 miles west of Las Cruces
exit 132, off I-10. Take south frontage road to
Southern New Mexico Fairgrounds. Admission
is $12 ($9 seniors/military with ID/students age
6-15 or with NMSU ID). Free for children 5
and under. Season tickets (21 events) are $230
($165 senior/military/students 6-15 and NMSU
students). Information: 1-800-658-9650 or


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mile obstacle race is Saturday, Nov. 2, at the

Stan Fuller Center at NMSUs Aggie Memorial
Stadium in Las Cruces. Online registration at

inside The Marketplace at Placita Santa Fe, 5034 Doniphan

Love for Scrubs 5K Texas Nursing

Student Association, Gayle Greve Hunt School
of Nursing, El Paso Chapter presents the inaugural 5K Run and Fun Walk at 8 a.m. Saturday,
Nov. 2, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta, to benefit the Ana Maria Carrasco Scholarship Fund.
Cost: $30 competitive 5K; $25 non-competitive
5K/fun walk; $35 on race day. Park entrance
fee is $2 per car. Registration available online at
Packet pick up is noon to 6 p.m. Thursday,
Oct. 31, at Up and Running, 1475 George
Dieter, Suite O, and Nov. 1 at Gayle Greve
Hunt School of Nursing, 415 E. Yandell.
Running Dead 5K Erace3 is hosting the

night obstacle run event Saturday, Nov. 2 (Dia

de los Muertos) at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta.
Waves begin at 7, 7:30 and 8 p.m. Registration:
$45 (includes t-shirt). Information: Information:
329-0755 or
Runners encouraged to arrive 45 minutes
early and encouraged to wear costume. All participants issued a belt with two Velcro flags; the
objective is to maneuver through the zombie
infested course with at least one flag intact. An
Apocalypse party follows the race.

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Desert Dash Asombro Institute hosts the

5K, 10K and Childrens 1K Trail Race Saturday,
Nov. 9, at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park,
56501 N. Jornada, in Las Cruces. The 10K
begins at 9 a.m. with 5K at 9:15 a.m. and
Childrens 1K at 9:30 a.m. Registration: $25
though Nov. 1; $30 Nov. 1-6; $35 on race day
(all registration includes one-year membership
to Asombro Institute and post-race refreshments). Information:
Packet pickup is noon to 7 p.m. Thursday,
Nov. 7, at Asombro Institute, 401 E. College in
Las Cruces; race day registration and packet
pick up is 8 to 8:45 a.m. at the race site.


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Santa Teresa Middle School Run The

Saturday, Nov. 16, at Triviz Multi-Purpose Path,

2500 N. Triviz Drive in Las Cruces. Run begins
at 7 a.m., walk at 7:30 a.m. Registration is 6:30
a.m. All ages welcome. Bananas, oranges and
water provided. Cost: $20. Information: Yoli
Diaz, 680-5922 or Leticia Soto, 650-2019 or

MWR Turkey Trot 5k The annual event

is Saturday, Nov. 16, at Soto Physical Fitness

Center, Bldg. 20751 Constitution on East Fort
Bliss. The Half Marathon begins at 7:30 a.m.
and the Turkey Trot starts at 8:30 a.m. Cost
(through Nov. 13): $35 for half marathon, $20
5K, $10 5K for ages 12 and younger; and $10
for both runs for active duty military. Register
at Stout or Soto Gym or online at
Information: 744-5790 or Late registration ($35) and packet pickup is 5:30 to 8 a.m. the day of the event.

R.O.X. Trail Races The Rusk-Overlook -

X-country event is 8:10 a.m. Saturday, Nov.

16, in Vado, N.M. (Exit 155 off I-10) with 6K,
9-mile, 21-mile, 31-mile courses of rolling trails.
Various prizes offered. Cost: $30 for 21 and 31
mile races; $25 for 6K and 9-mile races. Online
registration at
Packet pick-up is Friday, Nov. 15, at up and
Running, 3233 N. Mesa and at 7:40 a.m. on
race day at the race site.

Run or Dye El Paso The 5K fun

run/walk paint race is 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16,
at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Participants will
be showered in eco-friendly paint-based powered dye at various dye stations along the route
as well as at the finish line. Registration: $45;
$40 per person for teams. Free for kids age 6

2nd annual 5-mile run and 2-mile walk and 1mile Toddler Walk begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday,
Nov. 16, at Santa Teresa Middle School, 4800
McNutt. Registration: $20 ($15 military, $10
students 17 and younger and Toddler Walk).
Information: Adriana Cuen, 249-7098. Online
registration at
Packet pick-up and race day registration is
7:30 to 8:15 a.m. at the start line.

Spartyka Wounded Warrior 5K

Spartyka Nation Apparel hosts the USATFsanctioned 5K run and 1-mile fun walk at 9
a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at Cohen Stadium, 9700
Gateway North. Registration: $25 per event in
advance; $30 on race day. $5 discount per runner for teams of 10 or more. Information:
Chris Rowley, 478-5663 or Online registration at Race day registration and
packet pick up is 7:30 to 8:45 a.m.
EPISD 5K EPISD Education Foundations

5K run and 1-mile walk is 8 a.m. Sunday, Nov.

17, at Chapin High School, 7000 Dyer. Cost:
$20 per event before Nov. 15; $25 Nov. 15-16;
$30 on race day for walk only; no 5K race day
registration. Information: 230-2556. Online registration at
Packet pick-up is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9
a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 15-16, at Chapin

Las Cruces Turkey Trot The

Soroptimist of Las Cruces 10K and 5K run is 8
a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, along Calle de
Guadalupe, benefiting Child Crisis Center of
Southern New Mexico. Start and finish line is at
the Mesilla Plaza. Cost: $20 per event by Nov.
22; no race day registration. Online registration

Iron Turkey 5K and Turkey Olympics

UTEPs Phi Delta Thetas 3d annual 5k Run,
1 Mile Walk and Turkey Olympics is
Thanksgiving Day, 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov.
28, at The Greenery, Sunland Park Mall.
Proceeds benefit ALS Association of New
Mexico. Cost: $25 for 5K (by Nov. 25); $30
Nov. 26-27. Information: 478-5663.
Packet pick-up is 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and 10
a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26-27, at Up
and Running, 3233 N. Mesa. No race day registration or packet pick up.
Turkey Olympics cost is $20 for first event,
$10 each addition event or first event with run
entry fee.

YMCA Turkey Trot The 37th annual

Thanksgiving Day 5K run, 3K fun walk and
1,500 meter swim benefiting the YMCAs
Strong Teens Campaign begin at 7 a.m.
Thursday, Nov. 28, at YMCA offices, 808
Montana (at Virginia). The Turkey Trot is the
oldest road race in El Paso, and follows the Sun
Bowl Parade Route. Cost: $25 per event ($45
for both race and swim). through Nov. 22; $30
Nov. 23-27; $35 on race day. Information: 5849622. Entry forms available at YMCA branches;
online preregistration at
The competitive swim is Nov. 22-26 at the
Bowling family YMCA, 5509 Will Ruth.
Packet pickup is 6 to 6:45 a.m. at race site on
race day and in advance at:
Bowling Family YMCA, 8 a.m. to noon
Saturday, Nov 23.
Loya Family YMCA, 2044 Trawood, 11 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25.
Westside Family YMCA, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov 26.
Metro YMCA 810 Wyoming, 11 a.m. to 6
p.m. Wednesday, Nov 27.
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Polar Bear Triathlon The 2011 7K run,

35K bike and 400M swim begins at 8 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 6, at White Sands Missile Ranges
Aquatic Center. Participants must be at security
gate by 7 a.m. Registration: $45 for individuals;
$65 for teams. Advance registration only
(online at, no on-site registration.
Deadline is Nov. 21. Information: (575) 6783374 or (click on Bell Gym).

Biggest Loser RunWalk Former

Biggest Loser contestants Jeff and Francelina
(Season 14), Dan and Jackie (Season 5) will be
part of the RunWalk half marathon and 5K
Sunday, Jan. 26, at Hadley Sports Complex,
1500 E. Hadley, in Las Cruces. Half marathon
registration is $55 by Nov. 30; $70 by Dec. 31;
$80 by Jan. 23 and $99 at packet pickup site is
spaces available.
Registration for 5K is $30 by Nov. 30; $35 by
Dec. 31; $40 by Jan. 23 and $35 at packet pickup site is spaces available.
Kids Fun run is $10 in advance; $15 at packet
Online registration at

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. Skating not held on
days for Rhino home games (Nov. 22-24). All
ages welcome. Admission (includes skate
rental): $8 ($6 military). Spectator admission is
free. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or
Also open noon to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25.

Learn to Figure Skate Sun City Blades

Skate School hosts figure ice skating classes 11
a.m. to noon every Saturday in November at El
Paso Events Center (behind El Paso County
Coliseum), 4100 E. Paisano, for adults and children age 4 and older. Please dress warm. Fee:
$18 a class/$60 a month. Information:

Ski Cloudcroft Opening date subject to

snow level. The southernmost ski area in the
United States is two miles east of Cloudcroft
on U.S. 82, has 26 trails with two ski lifts, plus a
tubing lift, rental shop, restaurant, snowboarding, tubing. Information/snow conditions: (575)
682-2333 or
Lift tickets: $35 ($25 age 12 and younger for
full day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; $28 ($20 age 12 and
younger) for half day 1 to 4 p.m. Ski, and snowboard rentals available, and beginner ski school
packages offered.
Tubing available for $20 per day; $14 half day
(weekends only).
The area celebrates its 50th anniversary season in 2013.

Ski Apache Ruidosos 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.
Tentative opening day is Wednesday, Nov. 27
(weather permitting)
The ski area usually opens Thanksgiving weekend and remains open through March, depending on conditions. The 24-hour Ski Apache
Snow Report number is (575) 257-9001.
Information: (575) 464-3600 or
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 multipleday or half-day skiing prices.
November 2013

El Paso
El Paso CVB chief hands over the reins
this month. He, his successor and other
leaders give their views on how best
to share the Sun City story.
Story by Lisa Kay Tate

romoting El Paso is easiest when people can experience first-hand the Sun
Citys climate, striking landscape,
international culture and affordable quality
of living, but the hard part is telling that
story to potential newcomers.
Traditionally the citys top promoter has
been the general manager of the citys
Convention and Visitors Bureau and El
Paso Convention and Performing Arts
Centers. Bill Blaziek, who has held that
job since 2002, retires in November. He
will hand over the reins to Bryan Crowe,
assistant general manager for seven years
and director of operations for two years
Blaziek considers his time here as part of
the citys most exciting decade in history, and says El Paso has more to promote
than ever.
As general manager of both Convention
and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and El Paso
Convention and Performing Arts Centers
(CPAC), Blaziek has been in charge of
both attracting people to El Paso and also
proving much of the programming that
serves visitors and residents.
Since he came to El Paso in 2002, he
said, the areas revenue from CPAC has
grown from $2 million to more than $5
million. CPAC includes the Judson
Williams Convention Center, the Abraham
Chavez and Plaza theatres, and
McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre.
More and more touring acts are being
booked throughout the city, including the
Chavez and Plaza theatres, which not only
host a variety of national and international
performers, but also the Broadway in El
Paso series and performances by local
groups such as El Paso Symphony
Orchestra to El Paso Opera.
McKelligon Canyon has also increased
its seasonal events. The summer mainstay
of Viva! El Paso is now joined by the late
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Bryan Crowe, right, will take over as general manager of El Paso

CVB/CPAC from Bill Blaziek, left.
(Photo by Randy Limbird)

summer live music series and the late summer/early fall Movies in the Canyon film
Im proud of a number of accomplishments but feel real pride in the remarkable
increase in programming weve created,
Blaziek said. The Broadway series, concerts, festivals, tournaments, Alfresco
Fridays, Movies in the Canyon are just a
few of the events that brought pleasure to
El Pasoans and visitors alike.
Blaziek explained events such as these,
as well as attention-getters such as the
Plaza Classic Film Festival, have helped
make El Paso a respected and desirable
Pollstar has listed the Plaza Theatre as
one of the top 100 theatres in the whole
world, and we are just getting a constant
run of one-night events coming through
nearly every weekend, he said.
Technology has also made it easier and
faster to tell El Pasos story to potential
visitors. Blaziek has overseen the development of not just website and email marketing, but also the increasing use of
Facebook and mobile apps to instantly
alert people of what El Paso has to offer.
Today we have tens of thousands, if not
millions, who are able to see and learn
about our events, he said. There are so
many ways to access things to do in El
Paso that can be updated on a daily basis
Growth in communications and revenue
also means the CVB has been able to
increase staff so that every aspect of creating and promoting tourism, programming
and local events can be well covered, he
Blaziek also credited changes in city
leadership organization during his time as
general manager for helping make it easier
for CVB to move forward.
The creation of a city management form

of government, plus four-year terms for the

City Council has really done a lot to promote this type of progress, he said.
The city manager has been a go-to person
for questions, problems and ideas on
growth, and the council is now freer to
concentrate on creating an environment for
growth. The passing of the 2012 Quality of
Life Bond was another positive turning
point, as it was intended to not just create
an attractive place for others to visit, but
for those who already live in the city.
This is important, as he admitted it is El
Pasoans themselves who tend to be quick
to make negative comments about their
El Pasoans are often too apologetic for
who we are, Blaziek said, but added they
are also very good at defending their
hometown against criticism from others.
This has been a case in recent years with
questions about the citys safety due to the
much-publicized drug cartel violence in
neighboring Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
When were creating tourism we have to
put the resident first, Blaziek said. One
of the reasons for our Its All Good campaign was to offset some of the negative
publicity the city had been getting as well
a inspire community pride.
He also has been impressed with the dedication and abilities of his fellow CVB
staff members.
Our Convention and Tourism
Development staff generated remarkable
results during a period when we lacked
many of the infrastructure assets of other
Texas cities and national media was casting disparaging light on El Paso during the
periods of cartel violence in Mexico, he
Blaziek offered some words of advice for
Crowe that stressed the importance of
cooperation within a community.
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constituencies, it is important to remain

connected to each other to continue to lead
a successful organization, he said.
Most importantly, Blaziek stressed, is the
person-to-person relationship members of
the CVB have with people wanting to
learn more about the community. If they
have a good experience with those who
represent the city, they are more likely to
want to visit, or stay longer, in that city.
The attitude here is if the phone rings,
answer it and the answer should always be
yes if at all humanly possible, he said.
Blaziek also noted that his own 30 years
of experience was enhanced by the confidence and support of El Pasos mayor and
city council.
I personally take pride in building a
strong coalition of El Paso tourism stakeholders, enlisting their support and encouraging their participation in the marketing
of El Paso as a destination. One that took
us way down the road together, he said. I
take comfort in knowing that tourism partners knew they had our ear and could
contribute meaningfully to the planning
and implementation of tourism initiatives.
Crowe is equally upbeat about the
prospects of promoting El Paso.
It is an honor to have been selected to
succeed Bill Blaziek in leading the organization, Crowe said. Throughout his11year tenure we have seen continued growth
in the hospitality industry and success in
the facilities we manage. This is a great
time to lead the organization that represents Destination El Paso to meeting planners, touring events, and business and
leisure tourists.
He said El Pasos recent support of a
$500 million investment program in itself
has allowed them to have a great story to
tell when representing the community.

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I will to continue the successful leadership of the organization and continue to
capitalize on our strategic engagement
with our hospitality, event and attraction
partners, he said.

Climate, schools, value, safety

Crowe may be the next face of El Paso
for the CVB, but the Sun City has several
advocates, promoters and cheerleaders
who bring out some of the areas best
assets through their work or word-ofmouth.
The Convention and Visitor Bureaus
closest partner is the Greater El Paso
Chamber of Commerce. Chamber
President and CEO Richard Dayoub has
worked closely with Crowe and said he
has been an integral player in the CVBs
progress, including the current Its All
Good campaign.
Hes a great working partner, Dayoub
said. The CVB relied on the Chamber and
the Chamber relies on the CVB. Were
partners, and we work together every
Dayoub said his own way of promoting
the city varies, as those interested in visiting have different questions, than those
wanting to or planning on relocating to El
For those relocating, he stressed the citys
climate, public school system with some of
the best performing students in the state,
and what he said is the No. 1 factor, the
safety. He also said the cost of living is
ideal, and in particular, homes are an

incredible value.
However, it is El Pasoans themselves that
Dayoub promotes most enthusiastically.
People dont really appreciate this until
they get here, but its our people others
notice, he said. I always hear from visitors I am just blown away by how friendly everyone is.
Factors such as lack of traffic congestion
and ease of mobility are ways he promotes
the city, as even with the large number of
construction projects this year, it is still
easy to get from one side of town to the
other, something he said isnt always so in
other larger cities.
He said he is always looking for opportunities to share what the city has to offer,
and recalled when his son and his out-oftown girlfriend flew in for a visit; her first
impression was the vast mountain running
through the middle of the town. Dayoub
and his family were more than happy to
take her to see the mountain and the view
of the city from it.
There is just a lot to tell people about,
Dayoub said.

Advertising El Pasos assets

One of the most outspoken and enthusiastic voices for the city is El Paso
Saddleblanket owner Dusty Henson, who
feels the best efforts come from spending
money on advertising instead of excess
staff or overhead.
There are a lot of good things happening
now, Henson said. A lot of new restaurants, shopping centers and the military
base growing.
Henson emphasizes advertising such as
radio, billboards, social media or magazine
ads to promote the city and tell the story of

the citys progress to outsiders.

He also said although he feels Blaziek
has been a very personable and able voice
for El Paso, he feels the city often misses
the boat with what it focuses on for promotions. He agreed celebrating the citys
bigger events such as Sun Bowl, conventions or festivals is important, but he
would like to see the focus shift on what
visitors can do any day of the year,
whether they are visiting family for a
weekend or on business overnight.
We need to look at the me generation
and as they ask what do I want to do,
Henson said. I want to go to the races. I
want to go shopping. I want to go eat.
In addition, Henson said the city doesnt
have to distance itself from Mexico so
much, due to the bad rap it gets over the
drug violence. Visitors need to know, he
said, innocent tourists crossing the border
to shop, eat or sightsee arent the ones in
I think we also need to cater to Mexican
tourism coming here, he said, adding that
many people who support concerts, retail
and other special events come across the
border to visit.
He said El Pasos shopping potential is
getting better, and pointed to his own businesss status as the largest Southwest trading post in the world as well as Barnett
Harley-Davidsons boast as the worlds
largest Harley dealership. With the creation
of the Outlet Shoppes and the Fountains at
Farah, there will be more and more opportunities for both locals and visitors.
We need to focus on all kinds of visitors, Henson said. Theres the business
tourist who needs to be drawn in a little
more and theres the soldiers parents or
grandparents coming to town to see them
He said the best way to do this is via
straightforward advertising.
Conventions alone wont generate business tourism, we have to promote what we
can do every weekend, he said. I do
think things are getting better but I would
just like to see more advertising.
Henson stressed the value of getting the
word out about the citys offerings, as its
charm speaks for itself once out-of-town
visitors arrive.
Once people see El Paso they tend to
like it, he said. Its pretty laid back with
friendly people and we have great weather.

Parks, history, arts and more

El Paso Parks and Recreation Public
Relations director Wayne Thornton said he
considers El Pasos 230 or so park areas to
be some of the best you will ever find
anywhere, as they are diverse and family
friendly. This includes one of only 117
municipal rose gardens in the country.
Thornton also feels preserving the citys
past through the stories of the people is the
key to creating a more desirable place to
visit now and in the future. This includes
people from the Mission Valley area to the
population at Fort Bliss.
Having grown up there, he said, there are
many dependents, moms and civilians who
have stories to tell about the areas history.
The Mission Valley area is second to
none with a resume of historic artifacts,
people and especially grandparents and the
mom and pop stores and businesses that
have a story that could last forever,
Thornton said. We need to go to the people and collect that special history front
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and center before they unfortunately pass

on or move on.
Musician Jim Ward has had quite a bit of
experience promoting and celebrating his
hometown, not only having built an international fan base as part of Sleepercar,
Sparta and At The Drive-In, but also as a
prominent restaurateur and club/performance hall owner. He looks forward to
seeing Crowes accomplishments.
I really like Bryan and think he is going
to do a great job, he said I wish him all
the luck in the world as well as any hand I
can lend.
He agrees with Dayoub that El Pasos
unique charm lies in its residents.
The greatest asset our city has is the
people. The trick is to get folks here for a
long enough period to fall in love with the
people, Ward said. Our city has seen
success with everything from bowling
tournaments to music festivals and I would
encourage everyone at CVB to continue
keeping an open mind towards events that
will attract all walks of life.
Adair Margo has taken her love of the
city to all areas to the country as a former
gallery owner, founder of the Tom Lea
Institute and Chairman of the Presidents
Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
under George W. Bush, among other roles.
She encourages Crowe to let the history
and cultural organizations of the area help
him in his promotion efforts, as some of
the citys greatest assets are the history,
environment and people, including late
artist Tom Lea, whose legacy Margo has
helped highlight during Tom Lea Month
activities throughout October.
We promote Tom Lea as the guide
because he knew the region as a native
who loved it, and communicated it universally, she said.
Filmmaker Cesar Alejandro agrees with
Margo not only in that the past is one of
the best ways to celebrate the community,
but also community unity and working
together is vital.
We need to instill the feeling of community in El Paso, Alejandro said. I said
this several times, but there are many
books out there on self-help and improving
yourself, but wheres the books on how to
fit into your community and help make it
better for everyone?
Alejandro, Margo and several of the El
Paso areas most artistic minds such as
Gaspar Enriquez, Bruce Berman, Laura
Rojo de Zamora and Salvador Balcorta,
have become part of a new organization,
United Elpasoans for El Paso,
The organization will be the driving force
behind a new series of locally produced,
written and directed documentaries intended to show the rest of the nation the best
of El Paso and its community.
The organization will launch a kickstarter
project this month for anyone wishing to
help with this first documentary, focusing
on late El Paso artist Luis Jimnez.
Alejandro, who will direct the documentary, said Jimnez is an ideal choice as his
hard work and dedication to his craft was a
great example of El Pasos spirit.
I mean, heres a person who came all the
way from Segundo Barrio to the
Smithsonian, Alejandro said of Jimnez,
whose famous Vaquero sculpture now
greets visitors at the entrance of
Smithsonians American Art Museum in
Washington, D.C.

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Alejandro said he fully intends to see
these documentaries air nationally on PBS,
and emphasized that each documentary
will be the work of a different local filmmaker as a way to highlight as much local
talent as possible.
These arent the first documentaries to
promote the city, as area historian and producer Jackson Polks popular El Paso Gold
series has created several in depth looks at
the citys history and culture highlight
everything from ghost stories and gunfighters to the Magoffin Home and ASARCO.
Alejandro said working on this project
has not so much opened his eyes to the
possibilities in the community, as he
always knew El Pasos potential, but it has
opened his heart to how many others
love their city and want to put it in the best
We need to stop looking at El Paso as a
place where you live before going onto
something better, Alejandro said. We
need to look at it as a place where you
want to live and help make it better.
Bernie and Melissa Sargent have been
one of the areas most visible couples, in
terms of promoting El Paso via The
Border Group, Six Guns and Shady Ladies
reenactment troupe, El Paso Historical
Society, Concordia Heritage Society and
Keystone Heritage Site, just to name a
few. Bernie Sargent explained Crowe will
have many great things to work with to
help make the job easier.
El Pasos assets? Too many to list, he
said. Mission Trail, Franklin Mountains,
El Pasos vast heritage, El Camino Real de

Tierra Adentro, Keystone, Cristo Rey and

Hueco Tanks, just to mention a few.
Having often been in the public eye himself, Sargent encouraged Crowe to always
be the face of patience and graciousness
for the city.
The GMs position at the CVB is one of
vast exposure and requires a tremendous
amount of patience, he said. There will
be a lot of folks who think they know best.
Sometimes you have to just smile and
El Paso Sports Commission CEO Brian
Kennedy worked with Crowe in the past
on ways to promote El Paso. He hopes
Crowe continues to create team-building
opportunities for people of different backgrounds and interests who share a common
focus of making El Paso a better community as well as inviting others to come see
what it has to offer.
I would tell him to just keep building
teams like he has, as it has been working
well for us over the past ten years,
Kennedy said.
He said the attitude of late has been
focused on working together in terms of
promotion and tourism, and various organizations and city departments are not at
odds with each other, but trying to work
with each other building better tourism
potential. Crowe, he said, has been a big
part of this growth.
As for how he shares El Paso with the
rest of the world, he said there is just so
much to like.
El Paso has everything you could want
to come to, Kennedy said. Weve got the
missions, weve got great weather. We
have great food and the friendliest people.
Everyone who comes here once wants to
come back.

Viva Jurez

Bazar Del Monumento The weekly

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bazaar is noon to 4 p.m. Sundays at the Benito

Jurez Monument downtown, Vicente
Guerrero and Constitucion Avenues. Art,
antiques, books and more sold and traded.

6391011 (Tania Bonfil) or Admission is free.
Cinema Club presents French movies with
Spanish subtitles at 7 p.m. Friday Nov. 15 and

Centro Mayab Carlos Villarreal Av. just

east of Americas Avenue (near Lai Wah Yen
restaurant). Art exhibition by Nicolas Rosas
Malagon, a colorful and modernist painter, is at
7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15.
Day of the Revolution The day of Nov.

20 is celebrated as the day when the Mexican

Revolution began in 1910, led by Francisco
Madero against the forces of the entrenched
dictator, Porfirio Diaz. Madero had his base of
operations in Jurez during the revolution, and
assumed the presidency in May 1911 after Diaz

ExpoArte 2013 Ballet Folklorico de

Mexico de Amalia Hernndez presents
Navidades en Mexico at the annual gala at 7
p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Centro
Cultural Paso del Norte in Jurez, presented by
Amigos de la Fundacion Mascareas. Tickets:
400, 600 and 800 pesos. Information: 544-5118
in El Paso; or 612-3175 or 612-4075 in Jurez.
A cast of about 70 actors and actresses
include the nativity characters, choral groups,
folkloric dancers and mariachis.

November 2013

Museo de la Revolucion de la Frontera

(MUREF) Old Customs House, Zona
Centro, Av. 16 de Septiembre at Ave. Jurez.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through
Sunday. Information:, or
Showing all month is an exhibition of the
archaelogical zone of Altavista, Zacatecas, with
photos and pottery.
Permanent exhibitions in nine rooms highlight
the Mexican Revolution. Displays include the
Francisco Madero carriage, Pascual Orozco hat,
Francisco Pancho Villa displays and a scale
model of Jurez-El Paso during the Mexican

Por Amor al Arte The radio show,

covering all aspects of the arts in Jurez, airs 3
to 5 p.m. Sundays on 860 AM. The show
includes music, interviews, reviews of events,
recommendations of books and movies, hosted
by Hogla Lizeth Olivas. Information:
Radio Cultural Milenio Alfonso The
Duck Quiones hosts the radio program
devoted to the cultural world in Jurez at 9:30
a.m. Wednesdays on 640 a.m.
Jurez correspondent Walter Schaefer
2 022988 ( or
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All phone numbers listed are in Juarz.

Hardpop Rio Grande Mall parking lot

(across from Adolfo de la Huerta). Electronic
music, featuring top DJs. Thursday, Oct. 31:
Acid Pauli. Friday, Nov. 1: James Zabiela.
Friday, Nov. 8: Pleasure Kraft. Saturday, Nov.
9: Heidi. Thursday, Nov. 14: Dubfire and
Shaded. Information:
Auditorio Benito Jurez Americas and
Vicente Guerrero, one block from Parque
Borunda. The play Don Juan X Tenori will be
performed at 5 and 8 p.m. Friday through
Sunday, Nov. 1-3. The comic play is presented
by the 20-30 Social Club, which each year features the most iconic event of the year. This
years play is about the Big X installed by the
sculptor Sebastian.
Centro de Convenciones Las Anitas
Waterfill zone (from Ysleta bridge, drive about
300 yards and turn on narrow road on right
near the yellow Bip Bip store). Information:
6821486 or 6820693.
Comedy Show with Teo Gonzalez, Chabelita,
Kino Diaz and Miguel Aguirre is at 9 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 1. Tickets sold at Hotel Lucerna
(Paseo Triunfo de la Republica at Lopez Mateos

Cibeles Convention Center Av. Toms

Fernndez 8450, between Calle Portales and
Antonio J. Bermudez, Zona Campestre.
Halloween Party is 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1,
Terraza Garden. Admission: 250 pesos, includes
welcome drink. Attendees can also bring their
own bottle.
2nd Gastronomic Sample Mexican Mole
event is 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, Terraza
Garden. Samples of mole from Veracruz,
Oaxaca, Puebla and Juarez. Soft drinks, live
Music. Admission: 195 pesos.

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, Nov. 1. Free and open to the public.

Museo del Chamizal Chamizal Park,

Jurez (next to the Bridge of the Americas).
The museum features an exhibit of preColumbian artifacts, as well as paintings and
sculptures from well-known local and international artists. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday. Information: 6111048.
Dia de los Muertos costumes and altars contest and display are 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1.
Benefit for Rondalla Esencia to pay for trip to
Morelia for the Nacional Rondallas challenge is
6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. Admission is 50 pesos.
Canine Festival is 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3.
Vaccines, vendors, costumes. Information:
6118275 (Rosy Anaya).
Tribute to cartoonist Antonio Ramos is 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 15.
Collective photography exhibit is 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 22.

Telon de Arena Theater and cafe is at

Cayetano Lpez #566 Col. Partido La Fuente.
Information: 6119545,
The play Su Alteza Serenisima is performed
at 7 p.m. Nov. 1-3, Nov. 15-17, and Nov. 2930. Admission: 60 and 100 pesos.
Actors studio for cinema is 5 to 8 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 1,14, 21 and 28. Cost is 30

pesos per session.
Paso Del Rio Grande del Norte Magazine
quarterly issue presentation is 7 p.m. Thursday,
Nov. 7.
The play Quiero Ser John Lennon is presented at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8. Admission: 100
The play Higado is at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
9. Admission: 100 pesos.
Italian cinema presented at 7 p.m. Thursday,
Nov. 14, 21 and 28 with commentary. Movies
are Mediterraneo, La Dolce Vita and Blow
Up. Admission is free.
Painters Collective Exhibit is 7 p.m. Thursday,
Nov. 21.
Agustin Lara performs his music Laraleando
at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22-23.
Admission: 60 pesos.
Tango Recital by local university students is at
7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24. Admission: 60 pesos.

Centro Comercial Soriana Lopez

Mateos Lopez Mateos Av. and Casas
Grandes Highway. Akiba-Key Anime
Convention is 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday, Nov. 2-3. Cosplay and Crossplay,
Transformers, dance, Yugi Oh, Karaoke and
nideo games.

Siniestro Fest The festival is Saturdays,

Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 23 at Mercado Juarez, 16

de septiembre, downtown. Admission is free.
Nov. 2: Motorcycle festival 1 p.m. Guided
tour at 5:30 p.m. Films: Mas Negro que la
noche at 7 p.m. El Libro de Piedra at 9 p.m.

Nov. 9, 16, 23: Horror movies, shorts films

and art exhibitions on same theme at 6 and 8
Information: Director Jose Esdras Rodriguez.,
656 3 777715, or

Centro Cultural Paso del Norte Av.

Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, across from the
Red Cross. Information: 1730300 or (Facebook: ccpnteatro). Tickets
for many events sold at
11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5: Cumbre de Valores
y Cultura de la Legalidad. Free.
11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9: Tosca by New
York Metropolitant Opera, shown by live
broadcast on giant screen. Admission: 100
pesos (50 pesos for students).
7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. Theater
performance of La Dama de Negro, based on
a real, sinister legend.
Wednesday, Nov. 20: Theater performance
of Perfume de Gardenia.

Edificio Cepia Manuel Diaz 118-b (across

from UACH, just west of Lopez Mateos).
International Quality Forum ASQ Juarez 2013 is
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. Speakers:
Luis Manzanero Benchmarking; Kan Gupta,
Effective Change Implementation; David
Arvizo, The Last Movement; Miriam
Boudreaux, Three Trains for an Effective
Change; Angel Diaz, Qualitywise leaders.
Cost: 400 pesos (250 pesos for ASQ
Members, 300 pesos for teachers and students); includes and dinner. Information: 656
6390757 and 656 6390767,

Alianza Francesa de Cd. Jurez Calle

Tlaxcala #2644 Col. Margaritas (at Ignacio
Ramirez). Admission is free. Information:

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November 2013

Natural History Outings The

Southwest Environmental Center of Las Cruces
offers its final Back by Noon Saturday field
trip of the season departing at 7:45 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9, from the center at 275
Downtown Mall, Las Cruces, and going to Slot
Canyon. The outing is open to the public, but
space is limited; half of slots in each trip
reserved for center members. Advance registration required. Information/reservations:
(575) 522-5552. Hike details available online at

Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park

5000 Calle del Norte in Mesilla. All events free
with park admission, unless listed otherwise.
Hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through
Sunday; call for seasonal variations. Day use fee:
$5 per vehicle ($40 annual pass). Information:
(575) 523-4398.
Bring binoculars, water, sunscreen and wear
hiking shoes for all events.
Bird Walks are 7:30 a.m. Saturdays, led by
park volunteers.
Ranger-led Nature Hikes are 2:30 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays.
A Native American Market is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16, with Native American
artists from throughout New Mexico and
Arizona with authentic jewelry and crafts.
There will also be lectures from experts on
how to identify authentic Native American arts
and crafts; cultural demonstrations, music,
dancing and an Indian Taco sale.
El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society
The societys general meeting is 7 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 18, at UTEPs Centennial
Museum. Program to be announced. Admission
is free. Non-members welcome; refreshments
served. Information: Scott Cutler, 581-6071 or
Field trips are free and open to the public.
Bring lunch, water, binoculars and a scope. Call
for details and reservations on all weekend
trips. Information: Mark Perkins, 637-3521.
Fort Davis Birds and Stars A weekend trip
to Davis Mountains State Park, Balmorhea State
Park, Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute and
Davis Mountain Nature Preserve is Nov. 5-8 to
look for red-naped sapsuckers, Montezuma
quail, Rufous-crowned sparrows and osprey.
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
A weekend trip to the refuge Dec. 14-15 to
look at sandhill cranes, snow geese and ducks,
and bald eagles.
Phoenix birding spots A weekend trip to
is planned for Jan. 18-21.

Festival of the Cranes The 26th annual

event is Tuesday through Sunday, Nov. 19-24,

at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
near Socorro, N.M. Events also are at the
Macey Center on the New Mexico Tech
Campus and other area locations. This years
event celebrates the Year of Photography,
with several photography-focused workshops
and trips. Information/schedule: (575) 835-2077
The Festival of the Cranes celebrates the
yearly return of thousands of sandhill cranes,
snow geese, ducks and whooping cranes among
the 325 species found at the Bosque.
The festival schedule includes about 100
events, most requiring advance registration.
Events include a variety of photography workshops, birding seminars and field trips; geology
November 2013

and history hikes and tours; horseback rides;

kayaking and houseboat tours;
A variety of birding tours of Bosque del
Apache will be offered from dawn to dusk.
Special events are offered Thursday through
Saturday evening. Cost varies per event.
The annual friends dinner is 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday at Bodega Burger Co. Restaurant,
606 N. California, Socorro. Cost: $30.
Keynote speakers are Bosque del Apache
Refuge manager Kevin Cobble and supervisory
biologist John Vandenberg who will discuss the
obstacles faced by the refuge over the past year
also at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Bodega restaurant. Admission: $5.
A Festival Social is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at
Bodega; $12 cover (includes collectors wine or
beer glass. A Star Party is 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at
NM Techs Etscorn Observatory.
The Bosque will also offer a Wildlife Art Show
with works by more than 30 artists Thursday
through Sunday; a Wildlife Zone Saturday and
Sunday, with animal exhibits and childrens
activities; and an Expo Tent Wednesday
through Sunday.

El Paso Zoo 4001 E. Paisano. Zoo summer 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 military (including spouse) with ID; $6 ages 3 to
12; and free for ages 2 and under. Zoo members admitted free. Information: 532-8156,
521-1850 or
Giraffe Encounter feedings are 11 to 11:30
a.m. and 2:30 to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Token sales begin one half hour before feeding
times. Cost: $2 per token.
African Star Train ride tickets are $2 plus tax
($1.50 for children and society members).
Asian Elephant Training Encounters scheduled
at noon daily.
Meerkat Enrichment presentations are 2:15
p.m. Monday through Friday and 2 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday.

Conservation Leadership Institute

The new El Paso Conservation Leadership
Institutes first workshop is Saturday, Dec. 7, to
equip participants to become effective conservation leaders. Presenters will include former
City Council member Susie Byrd, environmentalist Jim Tolbert, elpasonaturally blogger and El
Paso Zoo Education Curator at the El Paso Zoo
Rick LoBello, and Huffington Post writer and
sustainable business consultant Robert Hii.
Time/location to be announced. The Institute is
accepting applications for the workshop
through Nov. 15 at
The Institute was established as an informal
group of community leaders dedicated to helping El Paso achieve international recognition for
successful preservation of our Chihuahuan
desert heritage for all time.

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 fee is $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.
The 2nd annual Happy Tails n Trails adoption
event is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 2, with

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The deadline for news announcements is the
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Nov. 18 for the December 2013 issue, which
will be distributed beginning Nov. 27. The
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dog adoptions from Animal Rescue League of El

Paso, ranger-led Bark in the Park hike, free
treats and samples, guest speakers, doggie
socials, pet/owner look-a-like photo booth,
information booths, music, games and more.
An Agave Loop paragliding demonstration is
4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the West
Cottonwood Springs Trailhead (weather permitting). The demonstration provides visitors
with an insight into the world of paragliding
with Hadley Robinson of Southwest Airsports
and El Paso Paragliding and meteorologist
Lance Tripoli. Includes a hike up Agave Hill to
demonstration; no seating provided.
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: 5666441 ext. 221 224 or or
Womens Only Hike of the Maze Trail is 9
a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at Chuck Heinrich Park.
Moderate to difficult, 3.5 to 4 miles.
Peak Fitness Challenge Hike is 6:30 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 23, beginning at North Franklin
Peak. Meet at the Ron Coleman Trail (carpooling necessary). Strenuous hike, four miles.
Guided Beginner Mountain Bike Ride is 8 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9, at Chuck Heinrich Park
(Northeast El Paso).
Turkey Trail Trilogy easy to moderate hikes
are Thursday, Nov. 28; hikers may choose one
or all three hikes:
8 a.m. Lower Sunset
11 a.m. Aztec Caves
2:30 p.m. Upper Sunset.

Rio Bosque Wetlands Park UTEPs

Center for Environmental Resource
Management offers free guided walking tours
and other activities at Rio Bosque Wetlands
Park in El Pasos Mission Valley. Tours last about
two hours. Information: 747-8663 or
Introductory tours are 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov.
10, and 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.
A Community Workday is 9 a.m. Saturday,
Nov. 16.
Bird tours are 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, and
3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.
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 The site is famed for many Native
American rock paintings and unique geology.
Winter hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Admission: $7 (free for children 12 and
younger). Additional activity cost for tours
(including morning hike): $2 (free for age 4 and
younger). Information: 857-1135 or Reservations are recommended
for the self-guided area and for camping: (512)
Tours offered Wednesday through Sunday, by
prior arrangement at 849-6684. Participants
must carry at least one bottle of water per person. Pets not allowed on tours, and may not be
left unattended in vehicles.
Pictograph tours are 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.;
rock climbing/bouldering tours are 9:30, 10 and
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; hiking tours are 9, 9:30 and
10 a.m. and 2 p.m. during winter months, by
advance request only.
Birding tours are 8 a.m. on the third Saturday
of the month (Nov. 16). Advance sign-up

El Paso Scene

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.
North Mountain is available for self-guided
day use, for up to 70 people at a time; reservations recommended. There is an annual orientation program for visitors. Guided access is
offered to the rest of the site. Picnicking
allowed at ten tables closest to headquarters.
Wood and charcoal fires are not permitted.
Bicycles permitted only on designated paved
areas. Pets allowed only in camping or picnic
areas. Call for reservations and other information: 857-1135.
There are campground sites with water and
electric, as well as water-only tent sites. Please
call park for reservations as November begins
the parks busy season; daily visitation is limited.

Area hiking websites A variety of

organizations in the El Paso/Las Cruces area
offers hiking opportunities. Hikes typically are
rated as easy, moderate, or strenuous. Solo or
new hikers are welcome. offers a variety of groups for all
activities, including the El Paso hiking meetup
club ( and the Las
Cruces hiking meetup club (
El Paso Ridgewalkers The group posts its
hikes at Or contact
Carol Brown at 630-1424.
Celebrations of Our Mountains now offers an
ongoing calendar of hiking and related events at
Elpasonaturally is a blog by Jim Tolbert on
various environmental topics and includes information about Sunrise Hikers morning events.
Information: or
The El Paso chapter of the Sierra Club posts
its hikes at offers an interactive
map, of El Paso County hiking and running
trails, calendar of events and more.
Information: 546-2098 or
Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso
Desert Botanical Garden 4200
Doniphan (across from Frontera). Hours are 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Admission: $3 (free for members). Information:
584-0563, or

Aguirre Spring Campground The

Organ Mountain recreational area, run by the
federal Bureau of Land Management, is off U.S.
70 about 15 miles east of Las Cruces. Fifty-five
family camping and picnic sites, plus two group
areas. Day-use fee is $3 per vehicle.
Information: (575) 525-4300.

Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park

The park, part of Asombro Institute for Science
Education, is northeast of Las Cruces, off
Jornada Road. Park hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday. Information: (575)
524-3334 or
To get there: Take I-25 in Las Cruces and
head east on U.S. 70. Take the Mesa Grande
Road exit (at Oate High School). Make a Uturn under the highway to head west, and stay
in the right lane. Turn right (north) on Jornada
Road. Follow Jornada Road for 6.4 miles and
turn left at the park sign. Follow the entrance
road to the parking area and trailhead.
Asombro Institute for Science Education is a
nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing
scientific literacy by fostering an understanding
of the Chihuahuan Desert.

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Dripping Springs Natural Area The
recreational area is at the base of the Organ
Mountains at the end of Dripping Springs Road
(the eastern extension of University Avenue),
about 10 miles east of Las Cruces. The visitor
center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Access to the
main trail to Dripping Springs is 8 a.m. to 7
p.m. Admission is $3 per vehicle. No pets
allowed (except for assistance animals).
Information: (575) 522-1219.

Gila Cliff Dwellings National

Monument 44 miles north of Silver City
on NM Highway 15, the dwellings are in the
middle of the majestic Gila Wilderness, the first
and one of the largest wilderness areas. The
slow, winding mountain road between Silver
City and the dwellings takes about 1-1/2 hours
to drive. Long trailers are advised to come up
the back way via NM 152 and 35 through the
Mimbres Valley. Entrance fee: $3 per person;
$10 per family. Information: (575) 536-9461 or
The trail to the cliff dwellings is open from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. year round. Everyone must be
off the trail by 5 p.m. Visitor center is open 8
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

White Sands National Monument

The glistening gypsum dunes are about 15
miles southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S.
70. The monument is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
through Nov. 2; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 3-Dec.
31. Visitor center hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
through Nov. 2; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3-Dec.
31. 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 Nov. 2; 4 p.m. Nov. 3-Dec. 31.
Lake Lucero tour is 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov.
23. Participants drive their own vehicles 17
miles beginning at the Small Missile Range gate
on U.S. 70, 25 miles west of the White Sands
Visitor Center, then hike 3/4 mile to the source
of the white sands. Reservations required
(accepted online only). Cost is $3 per adult;
$1.50 age 16 and under.
Skins and Skulls mammal identification talks
are 3 p.m. weekends in the Visitor Center.
Map Talks are 1:30 p.m. weekends.
Crafty Kids craft and interpretive programs
are 10 a.m. Sundays for ages 6-10. Parents welcome to participate.

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
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.
Plan 3-1/2 hours for a walk-in tour and 1-1/2
hours for Big Room tour. Cost is $6 ($3 for
ages 6-15 or seniors with discount card). The
parks audio self-guided tour is $3 extra (also
available in Spanish
Other guided tours are available; call or check
website for details.
For an extra fee ($8 adults, $4 youth and seniors with card), visitors can go on a rangerguided tour of the Kings Palace, Papoose
Room, Queens Chamber and Green Lake
Room; reservations are required.
Guided tours also are available for Slaughter
Canyon Cave, an undeveloped cave 23 miles
from the main cavern. Call for reservations.
Cost is $15 ($7.50 ages 6-15, seniors with
card). The 1-1/4-mile tour lasts about 2-1/2
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hours. Flashlight with fresh batteries required.

Wear good walking shoes and bring water.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

110 miles east of El Paso on the way to
Carlsbad, the 86,416-acre park includes the
highest point in Texas: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749
feet. Entry fee: $5 for ages 16 and older, good
for one week and all trails. Hours are 8 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Camping is $8 per site per night.
Information: (915) 828-3251.
The parks headquarters, visitors center and
museum are at Pine Springs, off of U.S. 62-180.
Camping for tents and RVs, a nature trail, and
ruins of the Butterfield Overland Mail Station
are nearby. McKittrick Canyon Visitors Center
is seven miles east of Pine Springs, and offers
nature, canyon and geology trails.
On the north side of the park, accessible by a
110-mile drive around Carlsbad Caverns, is
Dog Canyon Visitor Center and Campground.
One of the best examples of a Permian Period
fossil reef, the national park offers camping and
more than 80 miles of trails. Hikes range from
easy, wheelchair-accessible nature trails to
moderate (level, but rocky) canyon hikes to
strenuous mountain hikes.

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is $5 when visiting any state park. Camping
fees: $8 for primitive site; $10 for developed
site (electrical hookup $4 extra). Information:
(575) 744-5998 or
Oliver Lee State Park, Highway 54 south of
Alamogordo at the Dog Canyon turnoff.
Information: (575) 437-8284.
A ranger-led Dog Canyon at Sunset hike is 5
to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2.
A Fall Colors Walk is 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9.
A Beaver Moon moonrise watch is 5 to 6:30
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.
A Morning Ranch House Tour is 10 to 11:30
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23.
Elephant Butte Lake State Park
Information: (575) 744-5998.
A catch-and-release bass fishing tournament is
6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 910. A sailboat race is also planned that weekend 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
Birding hikes in conjunction with Festival of the
Cranes are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday
through Friday, Nov. 19-22.
City of Rocks State Park, north of Deming off
U.S. 180. Information: (575) 536-2800.

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Alameda Park Zoo Alameda Park, 1321

North White Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70),
Alamogordo. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Admission: $2.50 ($1.50 ages 3-11 and 60 and
older; free for ages 2 and younger).
Information: (575) 439-4290.

Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State

Park 1504 Miehls Drive N., Carlsbad, N.M.
Admission: $5 ($3 ages 7-12; free for 6 and
under). Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (last entry
at 3:30 p.m.). Information: (575) 887-5516.
A Star Party is 5 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8.

Cut down your own Christmas tree

Permits are available for people to cut down
their own Christmas tree in designated areas of
the Lincoln and Gila National Forests in New
Mexico Nov. 1-Dec. 23. Limit is one tree
up to 10 feet in height per household, and
the permit includes a map of areas where cutting is allowed.
Permits available to purchase for $5 per tree;
special permits available for trees over 10 feet.
Mail-in permit applications are available in El
Paso at the Chamber of Commerce, Chamizal
National Memorial, and most southern New
Mexico communities. Applications available
online at
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Centennial Museum University at

Wiggins, UTEP. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 Tuesday
through Saturday. Admission is free.
Information: 747-8994 or
In celebration of UTEPs upcoming Centennial
Celebration, the museum is the official
Centennial Welcome Center through 2014,
with exhibits about UTEPs history, themed
walking tours of the campus, UTEP documentaries and Childrens Activity Corner.
Themed walking tours, led by knowledgeable
tour guides, are available by appointment at
2:30 p.m. Mondays. Contact Maribel Villalva at
747-6669 or
Permanent exhibits on the Third Floor focus
on the history of the Chihuahuan Desert. The
Chihuahuan Desert Gardens on the museum
grounds have more than 800 species of plants
native to the region.
El Paso Exploreum The citys first living laboratory museum for children is at 300
W. San Antonio (south of Convention Center).
Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Last
admission is one hour before closing time.
Information: 533-4330 or
Admission: $8 ($6 seniors over 60, and military
and educators with ID; free for infants).
A Halloween costume event is 6 to 9 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 31, as part of the Last Thursday
art crawl. Visitors in costume will find treats
and may check out the museums newest displays free of charge, including the new interactive Art Walls, created by artist Megan Ed.
The Exploreum includes multiple interactive
exhibits in four theme areas: construction, aviation, role-play and high tech.

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.

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Los Portales Museum and Visitor

Center 1521 San Elizario Road. The muse-

Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday.

Admission is free unless listed otherwise.
Information: 351-0048 or
The fall book club discussion is 6 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 17, to discuss Skeletons at the
Feast by Chris Bohjalian. Rabbi Sandra Bellush
will moderate the event. Light refreshments
served; book available for sale in museum
bookstore. Admission: $5; free for museum

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
A Da de los Muertos altar dedicated to the
Paleoamericans will be on view through Nov.
10. A talk by museum Curator of Education
Marilyn Guida on ancient Paleoamerican people
of the El Paso region and the Americas in commemoration of Day of the Dead is at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2.
Showing through Feb. 8, 2014: Pieces of the
Puzzle: New Perspectives on the Hohokam.
Created by the Pueblo Grande Museum and
Archaeology Southwest, the exhibit presents
recent archaeological findings regarding how
ancient people moved throughout the
Southwest and eventually suffered a population
decline prior to the mid 1500s when the

Spanish began exploring the area.

A talk by Alex Mares on Plants and People of
the Desert Southwest is 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday,
Nov. 16. Mares will speak on the plants used
for food and to make cultural items using the
native Chihuahuan Desert plants found on the
museums grounds and artifacts shown in the
museums exhibits.
Historical archaeologist Bill Bottle Bill
Lockhart is guest speaker for the monthly El
Paso Archaeological Society meeting at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16. The public is invited.
A lecture on Camino Real de Tierra
Adentro/The Royal Road to the Interior: Six
Centuries of Trade on a Route in Use from the
15th to 21st Centuries is 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 23. Speaker is Vernon G. Lujan.
A nature trail takes visitors through 17 acres
of Chihuahuan Desert with 200 varieties of
desert plants. The trail also offers a local pithouse, pueblo ruin and an Apache brush hut.
The park also has a gazebo with picnic tables
available for rent. Rental information: 755-4332.

El Paso Museum of Art One Arts

Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. For exhibit
information, see Southwest Art Scene.

El Paso Museum of History 510 N.

Santa Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday (open until 9 p.m. Thursdays),
and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays.
Museum admission is free, except for selected
exhibits as listed. Admission for the Tigua
exhibit: $5 (free for museum and Tiqua tribe
members; tribal ID required). Information: 3513588 or
Current exhibits:
People of the Sun, artifacts from the Tigua
Pueblo, including four artifacts returning to the
border from the Netherlands after being taken
from the pueblo more than 130 years ago.
Dutch anthropologist Herman Frederick Carel
Ten Kate visited the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo in
December 1882, while he was engaged in fieldwork among the American Indians. He collected both information and artifacts.
Heritage of Faith: Mission of Hope: History
of the Diocese of El Paso, celebrating the
Catholic Dioceses 100th Anniversary.
Funding available for school field trips; contact
Sue Taylor to apply at 351-3588 or
Also showing is The Missions and Their
People Wall which honors the Mission Valley
of the Southwestern United States and
Northern Mexico.
In conjunction with the exhibit, the museum
will host a series entitled The Missions of
Spain in the Borderlands at 2 p.m. Saturdays in
the Seminar Room. Nov. 9: At the Rim of
Christendom: San Xavier del Bac and the
Spanish Mission System, lecture by restoration
architect Robert Vint.
Museum classes are $20 per session ($10
museum members), unless listed otherwise.
Tai Chi Saturday classes are 11 a.m. to noon
for Tai Chi I (beginner) and 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
for Tai Chi II.
Tai Chi 3 Advanced Lunch Classes are 11
a.m. to noon, Wednesdays.
Traditional Belly Dancing Classes are 6 to 7
p.m. Thursdays, for ages 9 and older taught by
Sonia Flores and her daughter Sene. Wear
sweats, mother/daughter teams welcome. Class
held in secluded classroom not open to the

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um is operated by the San Elizario Genealogy

and Historical Society, and is housed in an
1850s Territorial-style building across from the
San Elizario church. It offers gifts, family trees,
historical artifacts as well as information on the
First Thanksgiving and the Salt War of 1877.
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 development 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
Museo Cultural Argentino The new
museum at 11801 Sierra Morena, displays the
customs and traditions of Buenos Aires,
Argentina. Everything from the history of tango,
with a music collection of more than 50,000
tangos, Argentine movies, customs and rituals,
art, culture, and flavors of Argentina. Showings
are noon to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Admission: $5.
Information: Elizabeth Rueda, curator at 4083241 or
Authentic tango dance lessons and practice
dance are 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Singles
and couples welcome. Cost: $8 per person.
Information: Mundo, 630-7607.

National Border Patrol Museum and

Memorial Library 4315 Transmountain
Drive. The museum, in Northeast El Paso just
west of U.S. 54, features the history of the
Border Patrol with uniforms, equipment, photographs, guns, motor vehicles, airplanes, boats
and other items, including hands-on exhibits for
kids. The Border Patrol was founded in 1924 in
El Paso. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday and
major holidays. Admission is free. Information:
759-6060 or

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.

U.S. Army Museum of the NCO

Building 11331, Staff Sergeant Simms St., Biggs
Army Airfield. Equipment and uniforms used by
sergeants and other NCOs through the years
are displayed. Admission: free. Hours: 9 a.m. to
4 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday. Information: 744-8646.

War Eagles Air Museum 8012 Airport

Road, Doa Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
Sunday. Admission: $5; $4 seniors and military;
free for children under 12. Information: (575)
589-2000 or
The collection of more than 30 aircraft and 40
automobiles includes the P-51 Mustang, P-38
Lightning, A-26 Invader and the German
Fieseler-Storch. To get there: Take the Artcraft
exit off Interstate 10, head west past the Rio
Grande to Santa Teresa and follow signs to the
airport and museum.

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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. Closed Nov. 11 and 28.
Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2154
Showing Nov. 1-23: Descansos: Love, Grief
and Faith, photographs of roadside memorials
by Storm Sermay.
These shrines or descansos are for the loved
ones who remain and they are also for those
are interested in knowing how a family
responded to the death of a loved one.
Showing Nov. 1-30: Art Across New
Mexico, panel exhibition on New Mexicos
vibrant artistic heritage beginning 14,000 years
ago and ending with contemporary images.
Curated by the New Mexico Museum of Art,
the exhibit uses Native American, Hispanic and
European American art to tell the cultural history of New Mexico.
Reception for both exhibits is 5 to 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 1, during the monthly Ramble.
A saxophone recital by Daniel Villabos is 7
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.
Monthly History Notes Lecture is 1 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 13: Stories of Murder and
Mystery in New Mexico with Norman L.
Weekly storytime is 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Saturdays at the center, followed by art journeys at the Museum of Art.
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. during the First Friday Ramble. Information: (575)
522-3120 or
The museum focuses on scientific discovery
and the natural environment of southern New
Planeteers! free space program for children
age 3-5 and their guardians is 9 a.m. the first
Thursday of the month.
The Southwest Reading Connections book
club for adults meets at 1 p.m. the second
Tuesday of the month, dedicated to exploring
the connections between life in the southwest
in fiction and non-fiction.
Animal Encounters are 1 p.m. Saturdays,
where museum naturalists will have a
Chihuahuan Desert resident available for meeting up close.
Dinos A to Z presentations are 3 p.m.
A behind-the-scenes tour of the nature center
is 5 to 7 p.m. the first Friday of the month as
part of the Downtown Ramble.
Hands on Activities based on the television
program Fetch! is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.
Free activities based on the PBS program
FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman are 10 to noon
Saturdays (48 hour advance RSVP encouraged).
Southwest Reading connections events are 1
to 2:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month,
(Nov. 12, Dec. 10).

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
Family Game Day is 10 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month (Nov. 9). Families
can try out early 20th century games.
November 2013

Toddler Story Time is 11 a.m. the third

Saturday of each month (Nov. 16). Listen to a
Thomas the Tank Engine book, and enjoy a
Thomas video while completing a related free
craft activity. Children of all ages welcome.
RSVP requested.

NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum

4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. The 47acre museum chronicles the 3,000-year history
of agriculture and rural life in New Mexico.
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; free for
museum members, veterans and children age 4
and under. Information: (575) 522-4100 or
Opening Nov. 23 in the new Heritage Art
Gallery: The Cowboy Way: Drawings by
Robert Shoofly Shufelt.
The first artwork ever to be displayed at the
museum belonged to Shufelt. Fifteen years
after he loaned some of his lithographs for a
temporary exhibit, Shufelt and his wife, Julie,
have donated his collection to the museum for
a new exhibition.
Archaeologist Karl Laumbach will speak on
La Caada Alamosa as a Frontier at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 14, as part of the museums
lecture series. Admission: $2.
Showing through Oct. 19, 2014: The Color
of Pie Town, with 37 of Russell Lees iconic
color photographs of Pie Town, N.M. Lee captured life in this small Catron County town in
1940. At the time Lee was a 36-year-old photographer for the Historical Section of the U. S.
Farm Security Administration (FSA). A free
public reception is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov.
7, with refreshments, pie and coffee.
Showing through Dec. 1: The Chihuahuan
Desert Garden: The New Mexico Watercolor
Society, Southern Chapter, 35 paintings from
society artists.
Showing through March 16, 2014 in the
Legacy Gallery: The Caada Alamosa Project:
4,000 Years of Agricultural History..
Showing through March 23, 2014: Mesilla
Valley Weavers: Threads Through Time featuring 44 woven works by the Mesilla Valley
Weavers Guild, including items of clothing and
decorative arts. This collection features quilts
from 1830 to 1970.
Roping on horseback in the Museums 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 museums Horse & Cattle Barn features
the new, long-term exhibit, Slim Green, Master
Saddle Maker, showcasing the art of saddlemaking with a recreated workshop of the late,
legendary saddle maker Slim Green.
The museum also features domestic animals
on site, including six different breeds of beef
cattle, burros and occasionally horses. 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.
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).
Walking tours of the South 20 are 10:15 a.m.
and 2:15 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and
Friday. Gallery talks are 2 p.m. Wednesdays in
the Main Gallery.
A Basic Dowsing class is 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2, and a Map Dowsing and
Dowsing for Energies class is 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16. Cost per class: $15 ($12
museum friends). Preregistration encouraged.

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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
Showing through Dec. 21: Conserving
Tradition: The NMSU Retablo Collection. The
retablo collection is joined by works by Los

Angeles-based Latina artist Linda Vallejo, and a

national juried exhibition called Post-Racial
Vallejos exhibit, Make Em All Mexican, is a
witty collection of repurposed icons from
American visual culture, from the Venus de
Milo and early American presidents to Elvis
Presley and Marilyn Monroe, which Vallejo
turns into Latinos.

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 Fall 2013 exhibits:
Maria Martinez and the Pottery of San
Ildefonso Pueblo.
Memories of Pie Town: Rural New Mexico
During the Great Depression.
Continuing exhibits, Seeing, Hearing,
Learning, Being Loved: Cradleboards of North
America, and Weaving Solidarity: Textile
Traditions of Highland Chiapas.
The museums permanent exhibit is Pottery
from the Americas, featuring nearly 600 pottery vessels representing Southwestern and
Mesoamerican ceramics.
The Zuhl Museum NMSU Alumni
Visitors Center, 775 College Dr. Hours are 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Admission is free. Information: (575) 646-3616
(visitor center), (575) 646-4714 (museum
director), or
The center features a collection of more than
1,800 pieces of petrified wood, fossils and minerals donated by retired Las Cruces residents
Herb and Joan Zuhl from New York City.
White Sands Missile Range Museum
and Missile Park Exhibits feature the history of the Trinity Site (site of the first atomic
bomb test), the V-2 rocket, ranchers on the
range and missile optics. An outdoor Missile
Park displays rockets and missiles tested on the
range. Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through
Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday. Closed on federal holidays. Free admission.
To get there: take U.S. 54, and after the freeway ends, keep going north on Martin Luther
King, which leads directly to the range. Or
enter from the north off U.S. 70 east of Las
Cruces. Visitors must provide a current license,
car registration and proof of insurance.
Information: (575) 678-8824 (local call) or


New Mexico Museum of Space History

Deming Luna Mimbres Museum 301

S. Silver, Deming, N.M. An actual chuckwagon,
gems and minerals, turn-of-the-century fashions, military mementos and Mimbres Indian art
are among the exhibits at the museum. 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, 1-800-848-4955

Geronimo Springs Museum 211 Main

in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Hours are 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon
to 4 p.m. Sunday. Features prehistoric, historic
and military exhibits about the area. Museum
admission: $5 ($2.50 students 6 to 18; free for
ages 5 and younger). Family rates: $15.
Information: (575) 894-6600 or
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 children 6-16; free for children 5 and younger and
museum members). Information: (575) 3784142 or
Showing through Dec. 31: Time Exposures,
a photographic history of the Isleta Pueblo in
the 19th Century.
Showing through April, 2014: Album, mid20th century photographs by Carmon Phillips
of the people and places of Lincoln County.
The museums lecture series is 2 p.m. Fridays,
in the Cope Learning Center. Free with museum admission:
Nov. 2: Hispanics of Lincoln County with
ENMU-Ruidoso Professor of History and
Humanities Dr. Cynthia Orozco.
Nov. 9: History of the Hubbard Museum
Nov. 16: History of Ruidoso Downs
Nov. 23: Wildlife of Wild Lincoln County.

Museum of the Big Bend Sul Ross

State University (Entrance 3), Hwy 90 in
Alpine, Texas. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m.
Sunday. Guided tours available. Admission is
free, donations accepted. Information: (432)
837-8734 or
Showing through Dec. 8: Remington:
Treasures from the Frederic Remington Art

3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. The museum

features the International Space Hall of Fame
and the Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater and
Exhibits include the John P. Stapp Air and
Space Park and Astronaut Memorial Garden.
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). Call
for school tours and group ticket arrangements.
Information: (877) 333-6589, (575) 437-2840
Showing at the IMAX Dome Theater are the
films Hubble and Tornado Alley, and the
Planetarium Show, Nine Planets and
Counting. Showtimes are on the hour, 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. daily. Tickets: $6 ($5.50 for seniors
and military; $4.50 ages 4-12). Ages 3 and
under free for all shows.
Combo tickets available (included museum
entrance and one IMAX ticket): $10 ($9 seniors
and military, $7 children).

Sacramento Mountains Historical

Museum U.S. 82 across from the
Chamber of Commerce in Cloudcroft, N.M.
Operated by the Sacramento Mountains
Historical Society, the museum features historical buildings from the turn of the century,
antique farming and ranching tools, other business and home antiques, historical exhibits and
other artifacts. Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission: $5 ($3
ages 6 to 12). Group rates and tours available
with prior notice. Information: (575) 682-2932

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. The museum covers the settlement of
southwest New Mexico, the two centuries of
mining in the region and early commerce in
Silver City. Group tours offered with advance
notice. Admission: $3 suggested donation.
Information: (575) 538-5921, 1-877-777-7947
(out of town), or
Showing through March 2, 2014: Our Saints
Among Us: Revisited.
Toy Train Depot Alameda Park, 1991 N.
White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo. An actual train
depot built in 1898, the building now houses a
gift shop and model shop, with more than
1,200 feet of model railroad track and hundreds of model and toy trains on display. Hours
are noon to 4:40 p.m. Wednesday through
Sunday. Admission: $4. Information: (575) 4372855 or
The 1/5 scale train track offers rides around
Alameda Park 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday
through Sunday. Cost: $4.

Tularosa Basin Historical Society

Museum The museum, featuring collections, photos and archives relating to the history of Otero County and the Tularosa Basin, is
next door to the Alamogordo Chamber of
Commerce, 1301 White Sands Blvd. (U.S.
54/70). Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday
through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Admission is free. Information: (575) 436-4438.

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Ave., Silver City, N.M. (575) 538-6386. The

museum features pottery, rugs and other artifacts of Southwestern Cultures; historic photographs of the Silver City area, and traveling
exhibits. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
November 2013

Agave Rosa Gallery 905 Noble (next to

the International Museum of Art). Hours are 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Information: 533-8011,
Citas con Don Quijote, solo show by Daniel
Padilla is 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, with
guest artists Hogla Lizeth Olivas and Leticia

Artistic Celebration of Our Mountains

Exhibit The 13th annual juried art show
runs through December at Ardovinos Desert
Crossings Sunset Hall, One Ardovino Drive in
Sunland Park. Information: (575) 589-0653.

Ballroom Marfa 108 E. San Antonio

Street in Marfa. Hours are noon to 6 p.m.
Thursday through Sunday. Information: (432)
729-3700 or
The 2013 Texas Biennial Commissioned
Project at Ballroom Marfa presents Open
Studio: Every Person Is a Special Kind of Artist,
with Baggage through Nov. 9, featuring
works by members of the Dallas Collective.
Showing through Feb. 2, 2014: Comic
Future, skewed and varied visions of the
future by various artists, ranging from capitalist
realism to contemporary pop art.
Chinati Foundation Marfa, Texas.
Created by artist Donald Judd, the Chinati
Foundation houses one of the worlds largest
collections of permanently installed contemporary art. The collection is open for guided tours
throughout the year at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Thursday through Sunday. Admission is $10 ($5
for students, seniors). Full tour is $25 ($10 students). Information: (432) 729-4362 or A free community Dia de los Muertos
celebration is 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, in
the Chinati Arena, with traditional food, music,
folk art activities and a community altar.

Crossland Gallery The El Paso Art

Associations 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: 5347377 or
Showing through Nov. 2: The 46th annual
Arts International Art Exhibition and Sale.
Showing Nov. 8-Dec. 21: works in a variety
of medium and styles by El Paso artists Julie
Caffee-Cruz and K. Keith Kochenour III, in the
Bissell Gallery; artwork by Michael Kirkland and
John Naber in the Cox Gallery and Gary Boggs
and Jimmie Bemont in the Williams Gallery.
Reception is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8.

El Paso Artisan Gallery The gallery is

in the El Paso Exploreum, 320 W. San Antonio.
The gallery features works for sale by local
painters, jewelers, crafters and photographers.
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

Stephen Hansen, a self-taught Las Cruces artist

whose primary media are papier-mch,
bronze, resin and steel.
Free Zip Tours are 12:15 p.m. selected
Wednesdays. Space is limited to first 40 guests.
A Dia de los Muertos Family Day is 11 a.m. to
4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, celebrating late artists
featured in Navigating Art Languages, and
Discovering the American Modern exhibits. A
reception is 5 to 7 p.m. hosted by the
Consulate General of Mexico for its altar display, Hermosos Huesos, which runs through
Nov. 7, in honor of artists Jose Guadalupe
Posada and Luis Jimenez. Several activities

planned throughout the day (See separate listing for schedule). Guests may bring a photocopy of a loved one to add to the altar (4 x 6
or smaller copies, not originals). Admission free
to ticketed exhibits during this event.
Preschool Workshops Museum Looks and
Picture Book, are 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays,
Nov. 14 and Dec. 12, for children ages 3-5
and a caregiver. Cost; $10; free for museum

Encaustic International Art Studio and

Gallery 7100 Westwind, Suites 120 and

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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. Tickets for
Discovering the American Modern 1907-1936:
The King Collection and Navigating Art
Languages are $10 for both exhibits (free for
EPMA members, ages 12 and younger and
active duty military and their family).
Information: 532-1707 or
Showing through Jan. 5: Discovering the
American Modern 1907-1936: The King
Collection. The premiere public presentation
of a preeminent private collection featuring
American Modernist masterworks from the
early 20th century: the Collection of Barry and
Maria King. Composed of more than 80 select
pictures, the exhibition includes major figures
such as Thomas Hart Benton, Arthur Dove,
Marsden Hartley, Robert Henri, Rockwell Kent,
John Marin, Georgia OKeeffe, Man Ray, Joseph
Stella, and Alfred Stieglitz.
A free vocal performance, Discovering the
American Modern Song Book: Standards from
1900 1960, with Laura Tate Goldman is 6
p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the auditorium.
Showing through Feb. 2: Navigating Art
Languages: The James M. Shelton, Jr. Collection
of Modern and Contemporary Art. Shelton
focused on late Modernist works and the
responses to Modernism often referred to as
Showing through Feb. 17: An Expansive
Regard: Selected Works from the Collection of
Juan Sandoval.
Featured Artist on Art through Dec. 8 is

David Fickett art show The 4th annual

solo art show and sale by David Fickett is 5 to
8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Christ the
King Presbyterian Church, Temple Mount Sinai,
4408 N. Stanton, featuring more than 25 original oil paintings consisting mostly of landscapes
in the tradition and style of the classical impressionists. Admission is free. Information: 5819669 or

Desert Lights Art Show & Sale The

Alazan Artists impressionistic oil painters
groups 5th annual exhibit, sale and reception
for recent works is 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8,
at the 150 Sunset Event Center, 150 Sunset.
Admission is free. Information: 584-4639.

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135. The gallery is the studio of El Paso 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

Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and

Gift Shop Award-winning Impressionist
Alberto Escamillas 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: 8510742 or 474-1800, or
An Art for Paws Christmas and holiday event
is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 7-8, hosted by the gallery and
Magdalenas Custom Jewelry, with pet pictures
with Santa Claus and original paw printing artwork created by four-legged friends. Portion of
proceeds benefit El Paso animal shelters.
Escamillas Christmas/Holiday Extravaganza is
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 14-15.

Grocery Gallery The gallery and coffee

shop at 305 Chihuahua is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to midnight
Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Foreign
movies presented at 6 p.m. Thursdays; karaoke
hosted Fridays. Information: 892-9862.
Art workshops held for kids are 10 a.m. to
noon Saturdays. Cost: $20 (includes supplies).
Stained glass, mosaic and special needs art
classes by appointment.
Hal Marcus Gallery 1308 N. Oregon.
Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday Wednesday
and Friday; noon to 7 p.m. Thursday or by
appointment. Information: 533-9090 or halmar-

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Showing through Jan. 31: 20 Cover Girls,
celebrating the 20th Anniversary of El Paso
Scene. The exhibit features 20 women artists
whose work has adorned the cover of El Paso
Scene: Corinne Abeyta-Spinnler, Maria Almeida
Natividad, Natalie Baca, Earline Barnes,
Stephanie Conroy, Nina Eaton, Vallarie
Enrquez, Melinda Etzold, Maritza Juregui
Neely, Lisa Matta, Candy Mayer, Carmen
Navar, Pat Olchefski-Winston, Rosario Ponte,
Krystyna R. Robbins, Hilda Rosenfeld, Maria
Savitsky, Jody P. Schwartz, Jeniffer StapherThomas and Lyuba Titovets.
The gallery will take part in the free Last
Thursday Downtown events 6 to 9 p.m. the
last Thursday of the month (Oct. 31, Nov.
The 43rd annual Happy Hippie Holidaze Arts
and Craft Fair is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday,
Dec. 14.
The gallery is owned and operated by local
artist Hal Marcus and his wife, Gallery Director
Patricia Medici.
Marcuss home and studio, located across the
street, are available for personal tours.
Specializing in local art, other featured artists
include Daniel Padilla, Teresa Fernandez,
Francisco Romero, Mauricio Mora, Mark
Paulda, Willibald de Cabrera, Friar Vincent
Petersen, Bill Sullivan and L.B. Porter, as well as
a room dedicated solely to early El Paso art
with works by Manuel Acosta, Tom Lea, Jose
Cisneros, Bill Rakocy, Eugene and Fern
Thurston and others.
Marcuss series of works, Universe City,
depicts the expanse and colors of UTEPs campus. Other works include El Paso
Dreamscape, Noche de Colores, and My El
A gift shop offers art-related gifts, books and
calendars featuring art by Marcus and other

local artists. Marcuss 2014 calendars are now

available featuring his work Nueva Maana.

Holidays on the Rise The show and

sale by impressionist artist Nina Cobb Walker is
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Womans
Club of El Paso, 1400 N. Mesa, showcasing
recent and small paintings including studio and
plein air studies. Admission is free. Information:
755-7554 or
Parking available at the southwest corner of
River and North Mesa (handicapped parking is
next to the building).

International Museum of Art 1211

Montana. The museum is operated by the
International Association for the Visual Arts in
the historic Turney Home. 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
The 14th annual Sun Bowl Exhibit show and
art competition runs Nov. 8-Dec. 31. The Sun
Bowl Art Exhibit is the Southwests longest
running art exhibit and brings artists from
throughout the U.S. and beyond to El Paso
every year. This years judge is renowned El
Paso artist Aleksander Titovets.
The Heritage Gallery (lower level) features
The Mexican Revolution Exhibition: 19101920 featuring murals by Bill Rakocy and
Mario Parra depicting various events from the
Mexican Revolution, a collection of rare photographs and Pancho Villas death mask.

La Galeria de la Mison de Senec

The Ysleta Independent School Districts gallery
is at 8455 Alameda. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday. Admission is free.
Information: 434-9703.

Northeast Critique Group The artists

group meets at 3 p.m. the third Thursday of

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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.

Pastel Society of El Paso The societys

monthly meeting is 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14,

at the International Museum of Art, 1211
Montana, with a talk by El Paso watercolorist,
Bill Bissell, who had a studio and gallery on
Hondo Pass for many years with his artist wife,
Nancy Bissell. The program is free and the
open to the public. Information: 581-4971.

Rubin Center UTEPs Stanlee and Gerald

Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is next to Sun
Bowl Stadium (off Dawson Drive). Hours are 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Weekend hours by appointment only. Third
floor gallery closed through September.
Information: 747-6151 or
Showing through Dec. 20:
Szu-Han Ho: Call and Response in the
Project Space. Szu-Han Ho is an artist, musician, and intellectual whose artwork often
broaches topics related to ecology or economics. The exhibition will showcase documents
from her collaborative work, and an in-process
exhibition of the collaboration between a select
group of UTEP students and a group of young
artists from Sada Contemporary Art Center in
Baghdad, Iraq.
Jos Antonio Vega Macotela: Time Divisa in
the Rubin and L galleries. Vega Macotela created Time Divisa in a Mxico City prison. He
offered to carry out tasks for them, and in
exchange they would complete a task assigned
to them by Vega Macotela, which used the
social and material reality of the prison experience to illustrate the passage of time.

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San Elizario Art District Several galleries 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,
Nov. 1, with artist galleries open late, live
demonstrations and music. A Ghost Tour
begins at 10 p.m.
To get there, take Loop 375 South from I-10,
exit Socorro Rd., then drive 7 miles east to
Main Street.
Featured gallery artists include Al Borrego,
Rob Mack, Palmira Lopez, Manuel Alvarado,
Maria Branch, Bert Saldaa, Joanna Franco,
Melissa Himes, M. Concepcion, Robert
Lichlyter, Amado Pena Jr. and Arturo Avalos.
Sun Bowl Art Exhibit The 14th annual

show and art competition runs Nov. 8-Dec.

31 at the International Museum of Art, 1211
Montana. Museum hours are 1 to 5 p.m.
Thursday through Sunday. Admission is free.
Information: 543-6747 and
The Sun Bowl Art Exhibit is the Southwests
longest running art exhibit and brings artists
from throughout the U.S. and beyond to El
Paso every year. It began in 1949 as the Sun
Carnival Art Exhibit. This years judge is
renowned El Paso artist Aleksander Titovets.

Sunland Art Gallery The gallery features original paintings and photographs, jewelry, prints and gift items by local artists at 5034D Doniphan, in Placita Santa Fe (behind Tippi
Tea Room). Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.
Sunday. Information: Cil Abeyta, 584-3117 or
Showing Nov. 9-29: Bringing The Harvest,
works by various artists with an autumn season
theme. Artists include Bob Adams, Sally Avant,
Natalie Baca, Mary Barnard, Dorian Clouser,
Marji Carrasco, Nancy Diaz, Joe Langston,
Candy Mayer, Dee Olga MinYoung-Phillips,
Millie Nabhan, Irma de la Pea, Krystyna
Robbins, Sonja Trejo, Donna Vesely and Diana
Zampini. Opening reception is 6 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9; refreshments offered.
Featured artist for November is watercolorist
Oween Rath.
A Christmas Open House is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dec. 7-8, with new, small works of art for holiday gift giving, as well as ornaments and calendars.

The Oak Tree The new gallery at Placita

Santa Fe, 5032 Doniphan, features Jurez
artists and Mata Ortiz pottery. Information:
929-7390 or

Las Cruces/Mesilla
Aa Studios 2645 Doa Ana Road (Calle
de Oro) open the second weekend of the
month. The gallery features emerging artists as
well as the multi-media work by gallery owner
Roy van der Aa. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Friday
and Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Open
additional hours by appointment. Information:
(575) 541-9770.

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
November 2013

Showing Nov. 9-30 as part of the 2013 ProArtist Series: Continuum: Drawings, Paintings
and Prints by Louis Ocepek, a selection of
works on paper. Ocepek, an artist for over 40
years, uses conventional and digital media to
make low-relief constructions, photogravures,
relief prints, screen prints, and paintings.
AReception is 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov 9.
The next exhibit in the Pro-Artist Series features works by Georjeanna Feltha in December
and January.

Before Its Too Late The Ten OClock

Club artists 2013 show opens with a reception
5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Southwest
Environmental Center, 275 N. Main, in Las
Cruces, during the Downtown Ramble. The
exhibit runs through December. Information:
(575) 522-5552. The Ten OClock artists meet
at 10 a.m. on the tenth of each month to discuss art and their own work.

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 Nov. 23: New works by
internationally-known paper mache artist and
sculptor Stephen Hansen.

Holiday open house Enchanted

Gardens, 270 Avenida de Mesilla, hosts an open
house with artist Gabriela Denton 5 to 8 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 22. In addition to Dentons paintings, prints, and cards, she has puzzles and coloring books created from her works. Live
music by Bob Hull and refreshments also
offered. Information:(575) 524-1886 or
Enchanted Gardens will also host Holiday
Creations, gift and decorating workshop at 2
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30. Cost: $20 (includes all
materials) or two participants for $35. Call for

La Paloma Fine Art Gallery and Studio

The new gallery in historic Old Mesilla at
2340 Avenida De Mesilla, N.M. features the
work of Francisco Romero. Hours are 11 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: (575) 5238755 or

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) 5412137 or
Showing through Nov. 9: From The
Ground up XXVI, the biannual juried exhibition hosted by Potters Guild of Las Cruces,
featuring sculptural and utilitarian ceramics by
artists from New Mexico, Texas, Arizona,
Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and Utah.
This years juror is noted ceramicist Jim
A ceramic demonstration by Patrick Shaffer is
10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2.
An artist lecture by Betty Burciaga is 1 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9.
Showing Nov. 23-Jan. 18:
Green, a multi-media installation by
Albuquerque artist Marietta Patricia Leis,
inspired by her experience as artist-in-residence in Thailand.
Extended Passage of Time, works by Santa
Fe photographer Gunner Plake.
Metamorphosis, posthumous exhibit of
Santa Fe artist Gail Factors large-scale oil
The Reading Art Book Club meets at 2:30
p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, to discuss Eight
Girls Taking Pictures by Whitney Otto.

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An Evening with the Artist Mimbres

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
The gallerys 27 regularly featured artists offer
paintings, fused glass art jewelry, woodturning
objects, stained glass, photography, mixed
media, unique gourds, handmade textile weavings, affordable prints, cards and miniature
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, (575) 524-1146
Showing Nov. 1-30: Recycled or found object
anthropomorphic works by Wanda Fuselier.
Reception is 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.

Picacho Corridor Fall Studio Tour

Picacho Avenue galleries and studios in Las
Cruces will host their 7th annual fall open
house tour 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, with art talks,
refreshments and more. The self-guided tour
features 13 artists at seven studios, near
Downtown Las Cruces. Look for the Open
Studio signs along Picacho Avenue.
Refreshments served. Admission is free.
Information/maps: (575) 635-7899 or on facebook at fallstudiotour. Request a map from

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 through November are works by
California artist Joie Morilla. Morillas works
include pastels and paintings, cartoons and Dia
de Los Muertos-themed pieces. Reception is 5
to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. The reception is followed by the monthly RGT Live open mic at 7

Rokoko Art Gallery 1785 Avenida de

Mercado in Mesilla. The gallery features the
work of Mitch and Alamag. Hours are
noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, or by
appointment. Information: (575) 405-8877 or

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built a major collection using this as his
criteria for choosing the art he collects,
and the 26 pieces we are showing is just a
sampling. Additionally, James Shelton just
loves contemporary art, and in particular
the difficult abstract expressionist view
and what happens after that.
It was intentional that we brought these
collections together at the same time. The
King and Shelton collections give us a
very good overview of what happened to
American art in the 20th century. Kings
collection sets the stage showing movements of modern art in the United States,
and the Shelton collection says this is what
happens next as a result.
Tomor notes, Despite the fact that the
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Region Arts Council presents master quiltmaker Jean Biddick at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14,
at the Western New Mexico Universitys
Parotti Hall in Silver City as part of its monthly
art lecture series. Admission is free; light
refreshments served. Information: (575) 5382505.

Art Hop MainStreet Truth or

Consequences sponsors the event 6 to 9 p.m.
the second Saturday of each month (Nov. 9) in
the downtown gallery district. The event features 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

Black Range Art Show call for artists

The juried Fine Art Show benefiting
Wounded Warrior Project seeks original fine
art for a 2-day indoor event to be held at the
Mimbres Valley Event Center in Deming
October 2014. Cash awards will be given.
Information/prospectus: Lyn, (575) 546-4650

Deming Arts Center The Deming Arts

Councils gallery and gift shop is at 100 Gold
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

Hubbard Museum of the American

West 841 U.S. Hwy 70 West, next to
Ruidoso Downs (N.M.) Race Track. Hours: 10
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day. Information: (575)
378-4142 or
Showing through Dec. 31: Time
Exposures, a photographic history of the Isleta
Pueblo in the 19th Century.

MRAC Gallery Wells Fargo Bank

Building, 1201 Pope (at 12th) in Silver City.
Open during regular bank hours. Information:
(575) 538-2505 or

Rio Bravo Fine Art 110 Broadway in

Truth or Consequences, N.M. Home of the
Estate of Harold Joe Waldrum. Gallery hours
are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday,
or by appointment. Information: (575) 8940572 or
Showing through Dec. 29: Guys and
Canyons, paintings by Delmas Howe, in celebration of the artists 78th birthday.

word modern may have been a little

intimidating to some in our community, we
have been overwhelmed by the initial
response to the overall exhibition. Our
openings were just packed, and we have
continued to have a steady flow of viewers. The attendance is exactly what we
have hoped for. Weve had about 40 people at the zip tours, and we are getting
ready to launch about a dozen programs
related to the exhibit.
The most exciting part is that although
weve never done anything quite like this
before, the community has given us a wonderful response, and in turn we are able to
provide a bit of education and widen their
own artistic horizons.
Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer specializing in the visual arts.
November 2013

Artist/teacher takes on
special needs students
If you have ever encountered Carmen
Navar, you will remember her as a friendly
ball of energy sparked by a slightly different outlook on life. Currently working to
complete a degree in painting and drawing
from UTEP, she also teaches classes with
the universitys continuing education program. And, as if this were not enough to
fill her days and evenings, she also devotes
any spare hours she might have to teaching
art, including special needs students.
Her own path to this world of art began
when, after 22 years as a homemaker, she
spread her wings and earned an associate
degree in Fashion and Merchandising.
I knew fabrics and wanted to see what I
could do with that knowledge, she
A free spirit at heart, she acknowledged
that this was her second time around as a
student: I flunked out of art classes at
Webster University years earlier because I
could not render work in the classical
mode, not realizing that I was
born to be creative and that
there are other
ways to see
She brings her
way of seeing to
her work with
students whom
she affectionately refers to as
Carmen Navar
abled. Their individual disabilities range from Down syndrome to deafness, and they are included
in the same classes with other children and
adults without such handicaps.
I teach them and treat them just like the
other students that I teach only knowing
that they have special needs which I
address as the situation arises. The good
Lord has sent me these wonderful people
whom I can nurture and love until they
learn things for themselves. In my classes I
replace words like mistake with oops,
and use challenge in place of problem
so the language I speak is only one of
affirmation, love and support.
I instruct them in right-brain drawing
and seeing exercises so that the critical left
brain does not deter them until they know
to edit their work themselves. My
approach is to draw lots, paint real and
paint from the heart.
As they mature in their work, Navar helps
the students reach their greatest potential
by encouraging them to enter shows and
competitions as related to their abilities.
Having primarily worked on the more
traditional side of the art world most of her
life, Navars introduction to the Modern
Art approach that she uses came about six
years ago when a stress-related illness
forced her to stay in bed for nearly a year.
I began to doodle and experiment. I
credit finding modern art for saving my art
career because it is based on learning and
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often referred to as the Post-Modern era. It

includes works by modern giants such as
Alexander Calder and Willem De Kooning
as well as abstract expressionist pieces and
works of pop art.
The third, An Expansive Regard:
Selected works from the Collection of Juan
Sandoval, provides a tantalizing look at
works by artists with a Latino heritage.
Sandoval, a reference librarian at UTEP,
has amassed a collection of more than
1,000 items built over the past 30 years.
Sandoval is proof that the average art lover
can also become a recognized collector.
Museum Director Dr. Michael Tomor
notes, All three exhibitions were planned
to unfold together in the fall as a great way
to take a look at people in our community,
their interests and their collections. Their
participation by offering to show these col-

lections is important to the museum in several ways: first by letting the community
know that its okay to collect art and also
to give affirmation to art collections based
on the individuals own taste level.
Beginning collectors are often a bit intimidated by making choices, especially if
they feel they dont have a great deal of
expertise. Tomor speaks to this saying,
The bottom line is that all of these collectors bought what they liked. In the case of
the Kings, they went beyond simply buying what they liked to really getting
engaged with the historical time period.
This helped them focus and refine their
Similarly, Juan Sandoval is very interested in the Latino art and culture. He has

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experimentation with having a wider viewpoint on how to create art.

She credits Hal Marcus for setting her on
the path to the fascinating aspect of working with the differently abled. While teaching weekend classes at his studio, Hal told
her, Carmen, I think you are creative and
crazy enough to teach these kids. She
responded by saying, I believed him, and
I am still teaching, inventing and creating
as we go along!
Navar works out of her home studio so
she can only accommodate eight students
at any one time. Word of mouth is her only
advertising, and she does not receive funds
from grants or government programs
only the fees which her students pay by the
class. I have been honored to have these
students who have taught me so much. My
job is to love them and encourage them to
grow to their full capacity as the good
Lord guides me.

El Paso Museum of Art

Its not coincidence that all three of the
exhibitions currently showing at the El
Paso Museum of Art showcase private collections whose owners have close ties to El
Paso and the Borderland.
Forging the American Modern is a
preeminent collection of American
Modernist paintings gathered by Dr. Barry
King and his wife, Maria. Providing a look
at the evolution of key artistic movements
in the U.S., the Kings collection (90 percent of which has never been shown in
public) explores the shift in the early 20th
century from the influences of European
artists to their American counterparts who
were part of the growing modernist movement.
Although Dr. King is from Maryland and
his wife from Upstate New York, El Paso
has been a major influence on their lives.
Following his tenure in the military, the
couple moved to the Sun City in the mid1970s and their two sons were born and
raised here. He built a thriving orthopedic
practice while she earned a degree in Fine
Art from UTEP. Although they currently
live in Santa Fe, they still consider themselves El Pasoans at heart.
At bit more on the cutting edge,
Navigating Art Languages: The James
Shelton Collection focuses on late
Modernist works and the ensuing period
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Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society

and Haunted History - The organization
offers a variety of ghost tours each month.
All proceeds benefit Concordia Cemetery for
restoration and preservation. Age 13 and older
welcome. Tours are $10, unless otherwise listed. Information/reservations: 408-7461 or
A Burges House Ghost Tour is 9 to 11 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 1, 603 Yandell. Proceeds benefit El
Paso County Historical Society.
The Dia de los Muertos Festival is 4 to 8
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, with face painters, live
music, ghost tours and storytelling. Admission:
$5 ($2 seniors, kids and military).
Concordia Cemetery Ghost Tour is 9 to 11
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the cemetery. Bring a
camera. Meet at 8:30 p.m. at the Yandell
Downtown Ghost Tour is 9 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16. Meet at 8:30 p.m. in front
of the Downtown Main Library (Cleveland
Square) next to the El Paso Museum of History.
Contains adult situations, offensive history and
some adult language.

Hall of Honor banquet El Paso County

Historical Societys annual banquet honoring
those who have made lasting contributions to
El Paso is 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at El Paso
Country Club. Dinner begins at 7 p.m.
Inductees to be announced. Tickets: $75; available from the El Paso County Historical Society.
Information: 533-3603 or

Daughter of the Republic of Texas

The non-profit group which promotes and perpetuates the memory and spirit of the early history of Texas, as well as the preservation of historic spots and buildings, including the Alamo,
will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at
Good Coffee, at 4799 N. Mesa. Jackson Polk
will speak on Texas Ghosts. Information: 8334644 or
Fort Bayard Tours Fort Bayard Historic
Preservation Society hosts guided tours of the
historic fort at 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays,
Nov. 9 and 23 at Fort Bayard National
Historic Landmark, six miles east of Silver City,
N.M. Meet at the Fort Bayard Museum on the
west side of the parade ground (House 26).
Tour takes about 90 minutes; wear walking
shoes, sunscreen and a hat; water recommended. The museum will also be open, with
Christmas gift items. Admission is free, but
donations appreciated. Individual tours may
also be scheduled in advance. Information:
(575) 388-4477, (575) 388-9123 or
Guest speaker and author Mary Darling, of
the Murray Ryan family, will present her yet to
be produced screenplay, At First Glance A
Prince, 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the New
Deal Theater. A tour of the old baseball field
sites and lots of good stories around the 1925
baseball years will be shared. All ages welcome.

History Notes Lecture Series The

monthly program is 1 to 2 p.m. the second
Thursday of each month at the Branigan
Cultural Center, 501 N. Main, north end of the
Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Admission is
free. Information: (575) 541-2154 or The Nov. 14 topic is
Stories of Murder and Mystery in New
Mexico with Norman L. Rhoades.

El Paso Corral of the Westerners

The monthly dinner program is 6 to 8:30 p.m.
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Friday, Nov. 15, at Ranchers Grill, 7597 N.

Mesa. P. Franklin presents The Great Western
of Franklin, Texas. Cost: $20 (includes dinner
and presentation). Information or reservations
(by Nov. 13): 759-9538.

El Paso Archaeological Society The

societys monthly meeting is 2 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 16, at El Paso Museum of Archaeology,
4301 Transmountain. Speaker is Bill Bottle
Bill Lockhart, a historical archaeologist known
for his expertise in glass bottles manufactured
in this region. Admission is free. Information:
755-4332 or
Chamizal galleries Chamizal National
Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Los Paisano
hours are 9 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 performances
(displays vary). Admission is free. Information:
532-7273 or
Showing at Los Abrazos Gallery is Chamizal
Treaty 50th Anniversary Exhibit, about the
events leading up to and surrounding the signing of the Chamizal Treaty and peaceful resolution of the century-long international boundary
dispute between two neighboring nations, as
well as President Lyndon B. Johnsons role in it.

El Paso-Juarez Historical Museum

Curator and founder is historian Fred Morales,
who hosts historic exhibits, lectures and walking tours at various locations. Information: 2559644,, or
The museum will feature two historical exhibitions in November commemorating month of
the Mexican Revolution at El Paso Public
Librarys Main Branch, 501 N. Oregon:
History of the Battle of Cd. Juarez in June
1919 and A History of Pascual Orozco.

Old Fort Bliss Building 5054, 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. Hours are 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; by
appointment only Saturday. Admission is free.
Information: 568-4518 or 588-8482.

El Paso Mission Trail Visitor Center

El Paso Mission Trail Associations center supporting the three historic churches in the
Mission Valley Ysleta Mission, Socorro
Mission and San Elizario Chapel is at 6095
Alameda (at Zaragoza). Hours are 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Information
790-0661, 851-9997 or
San Elizario walking tours The San
Elizario Historic District hosts free guided
walking tours of its nationally recognized historic district at noon and 3 p.m. the fourth
Sunday of the month starting at Main Street
Mercantile, 1501 Main Street. Learn about the
17 historic sites of San Elizario, about the
arrival of Don Juan de Oate to the area in
1598 and the First Thanksgiving Celebration,
the Presidio de San Elizario and the San Elcear
Chapel on the Mission Trail. Information: 8510093.
To get there: Take Loop 375 to Socorro Road
then go east seven miles to San Elizario.
District is on the right. Look for the brown
November 2013

Little Shop of Horrors El Paso

Community Colleges Theater Ensemble presents the musical comedy by Howard Ashman
and Alan Menken Oct. 30-Nov. 3, at the
EPCC Transmountain Campus Forum. Directed
by Keith Townsend. Showtime is 8 p.m.
Thursday through Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Children 7 and older welcome. Tickets: $15
($10 non-EPCC students and military, $7 EPCC
students); cash or checks only. Information:
831-5056 or
This horror Motown and doo-wop era rock
musical and audience favorite is about a hapless
florist shop worker who raises a plant that
feeds on human blood and flesh.
Yellow Brick Road The 14th annual
presentation of the musical drama for the
whole family is 7 p.m. Thursday through
Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31-Nov. 3,
at Abundant Living Faith Center, 1000 Valley
Crest. Admission is free. Information: 532-8543

Still Life with Iris The Eastwood

Trooper Theatre Troupe presents the fantastical
adventure by Steven Dietz Nov. 1-3, at
Eastwood High School Theater, 2430 McRae.
Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and
Monday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. All ages welcome. Admission: $5 ($3
students/military/seniors). Information: 4344108 or
Still Life with Iris centers on a little girls
search for the simplest of things: home.

James and the Giant Peach

American Southwest Theatre Company presents Richard R. Georges dramatization of the
classic family tale by Roald Dahl at 5 and 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 1, at NMSUs Center for the Arts.
James longs for escape and finds an amazing
adventure with new friends, danger and challenges. Tickets: $5. Information: (575) 6464515 (Ticketmaster).
9 to 5: The Musical UTEP Dinner
Theatre opens its UTEP Centennial season
with the musical comedy based on the 1981
movie with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton
and book by Patricia Resnik through Nov. 3.
Showtime is 7 p.m. Wednesday through
Sunday, with non-dinner matinee Nov. 3.
Tickets: $33-$45 ($30-$40 Wednesday and
Thursday and Sunday dinner matinees; $16-$26
non-dinner matinee). Information: 747-6060 or
Pushed to the boiling point by their boss,
three female co-workers concoct a plan to get
even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss.

The Scarlet Letter The UTEP

Department of Theatre and Dance presents
Phyllis Nagys adaptation of the classic
Hawthorne novel with a decidedly contemporary slant through Nov. 3, in the Fox Fine Arts
Wise Family Theatre. Professional actress
Kathryn Smith-McGlynn will take on the iconic
role of Hester for the UTEP production.
Directed by Chuck Gordon. Showtime is 8
p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2:30
p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $13 ($11 seniors, military,
group, UTEP alumni and non-UTEP students;
$9 UTEP students; ages 4-12): 747-5118 or
Pearl, Hesters illegitimate daughter, is played
by an adult woman and as the Narrator for the
play. The play preserves the familiar story of
Hester Prynne, Roger Chillingworth and Arthur
Dimmesdale while casting a modern perspective on its tragic events.
November 2013

The Insanity of Mary Girard Tartan

Theater Troupe presents the fictionalized
account of the life of Mary Lum, wife of
Philadelphia entrepreneur Stephen Girard, who
was placed in an insane asylum for 25 years, at
7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 5-6, at
Bel Air High School, 731 N. Yarbrough.
Admission: $3; $2 students. Information: 4342149 or 434-2051.
Stephen Girard was a supporter of the
Republic during the American Revolutionary
War and was highly regarded by the founding
fathers. The play speculates on whether she
was actually insane or if she had been placed
there after her husband tired of their marriage.

The Rocky Horror Show

Alamogordo Music Theatres presents Richard
OBriens cult classic Nov. 8-16, at Flickinger
Center, 1110 N. New York in Alamogordo,
N.M. Directed by Daniel Humm. Showtime is
7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m.
Sunday. Tickets: $10. Contains adult material.
Information: (575)430-9162 or
Lets Do the Time Warp Again!
The Rocky Horror Show is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies
of the late 1940s through early 1970s. The
musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the
home of a mad scientist unveiling his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky Horror.

Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. With book and

lyrics by Susan DiLallo, music by Ben Morss,
the musical is based on the popular book series
by Katherine Holabird and illustrated by Helen
Craig. Tickets: $25 for the front 8 rows; $15
for all other seats. Information: (575) 523-6403

A Christmas Carol American

Southwest Theatre Company presents the
world premiere of the new musical adaptation
of Charles Dickens classic with lyrics by Tom
Smith and music by Roger Butterfly Nov. 22Dec. 8 at NMSUs Center for the Arts, Las
Cruces. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday
through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $17.
Preview performance is 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21.
Tickets: $10-$17. Information: (575) 646-4515
A reception follows the opening night performance Nov. 22, sponsored by NMSUs
College of Arts and Sciences.

Playhouse volunteers needed El Paso

Playhouse, 2501 Montana, seek volunteers for
renovation beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov.
25. All volunteer support is welcome.
Information: 532-1317 or

Nora No Strings Theatre presents Ingmar

Bergmans adaptation of Henrik Ibsens classic
play The Doll House Nov. 29-Dec. 15 at the
Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall in
Las Cruces. Directed by Ceil Herman. Tickets:

$12 ($10 students and seniors over 65).

Information/reservations: (575) 523-1223 or
Nora is a minimalist version of the play utilizing five actors who remain on stage throughout. Set on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day,
the plot is a compelling story of a young
Victorian wife who is trapped by her own kindness and adherence to standards of what a wife
must be.

Disneys The Little Mermaid Jr.

Kids-N-Co., 1301 Texas, presents the adaptation of the musical based on the Hans Christian
Andersen story and Disney film Nov. 29-Dec.
22, with lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn
Slater, book by Doug Wright and music by Alan
Menken. Directed by Laura Sambrano with
choreography by Lorraine Varela. Showtime is
7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m.
Sunday. Tickets: $7 ($5 students, senior citizens, military). Information 351-1455.
In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her
ocean home and her fins behind and live in
the world above. But first shell have to defy
her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil
sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome
Prince Eric that shes the girl whose enchanting
voice hes been seeking.

Come Blow Your Horn Las Cruces

Community Theatre, 313 N. Downtown Mall,
presents the Neil Simons first Broadway comedy smash Dec. 6-22. Directed by Patrick
Payne. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and
Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $10 ($9
seniors, students, military; $8 per person for
groups of 10 or more; $7 children under six).

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Beyond Therapy! El Paso Playhouse,

2501 Montana, presents Christopher Durangs
screwball comedy Nov. 8-30. Directed by
Kevin Mullins. 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,
Prudence and Bruce are two Manhattanites
trying to embark on a stable romantic relationship despite the help of their respective psychiatrists and the disapproval of his male lover,

Give Us This Day Barry Dunleaveys

stage adaptation of the 1956 memoir by Sidney
Stewart, 7 p.m. Saturday through Monday,
Nov. 9-11, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N.
Downtown Mall in Las Cruces, relating a firstperson account of the Battle of Bataan, the
infamous march that followed and the brutal
inhuman treatment American soldiers endured
for three and a half years. Ticket information:
(575) 546-2841 or
Revolucion 2013 Rodolfo Hernandez
presents the celebration of the Mexican 1910
Revolution at 7:30 Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 9-10, at Bel Air High School Theatre, 731
Yarbrough. Ballet Folklorico Paso Del Norte
will present a recreation of the 1910 Mexican
Revolution with live music, dance and costumes. Ticket information/reservations: 5885743.
Angelina Ballerina the Musical Doa
Ana Arts Council, award-winning Vital Theatre
Company and Hit Entertainment the familyfriendly favorite to stage at 2 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 16, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N.
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Information: (575) 523-1200 or
Alan Baker, a thirty-something swinging bachelor with time, money and women to spare,
welcomes rebellious and eager 21-year-old
brother Buddy into his den of iniquity while
their horrified parents can only watch and pray.

Auditions & classes

Arabian Nights auditions UTEPs
Department of Theatre and Dance hosts auditions for the spring production 6 to 9 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 8. Sign up for appointment on the
callboard by the Green Room, first floor of Fox
Fine Arts. Bring a prepared 2-3 minute monologue. Special skills such as juggling, dancing,
musical instruments are also needed.
Performance dates are March 21-30, 2014,
with rehearsals beginning Jan. 13. Information:
Rebecca Rivas, director

Children also needed for performance; make

a special appointment with Rivas.

Romance Romance auditions No

Strings Theatre Company announces auditions
for the musical by Barry Harman and Keith
Herrman at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, in the
Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall in
Las Cruces. Information: Director Karen
Performances are Jan. 24-Feb. 16.

Border Theatre Acting Workshops

The Border Theatre Group hosts acting labs
taught by area professionals at noon Saturdays
at Glasbox art space, 1500 Texas. Workshops
are designed to help potential performers of all
ages and experience levels develop a working
process. The goal of the sessions is to create a
large stable of potential performers to help
advance the theatrical and film communities in
El Paso. Information/cost: 412-5283 or

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Beyond Therapy
at Playhouse goes
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master of warped comedy,

Tony-award winner Christopher
Durang has written many comedies that make one wonder: That is so
sick. Why did I laugh at that?
But laughed I have, through classics
like Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It
All for You, and The Marriage of
Bette and Boo.
Now, in a trip away from more mainstream fare such as plays by Agatha
Christie and Neil Simon, El Paso
Playhouse presents a Durang classic,
Beyond Therapy, directed by longtime thespian Kevin Mullin.
Its a farcical comedy about Prudence
and Bruce, two Manhattanites trying to
embark on a stable romantic relationship despite the help of their respective psychiatrists and the disapproval of
his male lover, Bob, Mullin said.
Not your ordinary comedy.
Im not very big on giving audiences
only what they already are familiar
with, Mullin, who started working in
theater as a teen.
He admitted, That is, of course,
where most of the income is from in a
community theater but we like to sneak
in a few surprises every season. Night
of the Living Dead has been a huge
hit, for example, and last seasons
Sylvia was brilliant.
But Mullin should know what audiences like. He has a long history in
community theater.
This is the 50th season for the El
Paso Playhouses Montana Street location, and as far as I know Im the only
person still at the theater who was actually here from the beginning. Mullin
said. Back then, there was the Upstairs
Theater Downtown and the Festival
Theater (in the Playhouses current
location on Montana). All through high
school I performed at both theaters as
well as the Fort Bliss Playhouse and
UTEP. After graduation I joined the
Navy, settled in San Diego and did tons
of theater work including directing for
the first time. Since I came back to El
Paso, I have pretty much done theater
non-stop, as an actor, director, designer
and teacher.
Mullin has wanted to do this play
since her first saw it.
Ive loved Beyond Therapy since
the 80s when Christopher Durang
wrote it, Mullin said. Its one of those
plays where you are falling over yourself laughing within the first two minutes and then you never stop. Durang is
one of my favorite playwrights, and hes
still going strong. He won this years
Tony Award for Vonya and Sonja and
Masha and Spike. Expect to see that on
the Playhouse stage as soon as I can
work it.
Mullin also has managed to get an

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experienced cast.
Prudence and Bruce are played by
Christy Castaos (my daughter in Lend
Me a Tenor and the dog in Sylvia)
and Roger Estrada (who killed me in
And Then There Were None and who
has seemingly been in every play presented in El Paso since then including
All My Sons and Dr. Faustus),
Mullin said. Bob is played by Jake
Dalton (who I killed in And Then
There Were None), my two therapists
are Frieda Voeks and Steve Hernandez
(who have been my top two choices
since the play was put into the season),
and our newest member is Jacob Henrie
who plays Andrew, and thats all well
say about that for now.
But even with, and possibly because
of, the experienced, much-in-demand
cast, there have been challenges, Mullin
Originally the challenge was working around the gay boys and the zombies, since many of my cast members
were also in Boys in the Band and
Night of the Living Dead, Mullin
said. Then we were actually impacted
by the government shutdown with one
cast member being furloughed and the
Dr. Faustus schedule being rearranged
when Chamizal was closed. That meant
some changes to our rehearsal schedule
since I have three people involved in
that play. Fortunately for me, and I really do mean this, I have a cast full of the
most amazingly talented people and
they just keep everything moving
smoothly. Except that were all sick.
The other challenge, which I agreed
to in advance, is that were following
Night of the Living Dead, which were
running through Halloween. So we have
only six days to get all of our tech done
(including the set) and to rehearse on
the stage.
But the joy, he said, is actually getting
it done.
I have loved this play for nearly 30
years and I am just so happy to finally
get the chance to direct it.
Carol Viescas is a veteran of
community theater and teaches
journalism at Bel Air High School.

El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana,

presents Beyond Therapy at 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 8-30. Tickets are $5-$10.
Information: 532-1317,

November 2013

Tumblewords Project The writing

workshops are 12:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Saturdays at Memorial Park Public Library, 3200
Copper. Workshops are free; donations for
presenter encouraged. Information: 328-5484
(Donna Snyder), 566-1034 (library), or on Facebook at
Nov. 2: Day of the Dead: Embracing Tia
Catrina with Julia Quintanar, a bilingual writer
of poetry and short stories.
Nov. 9: A Scenic View, with Sequoia
Sinclair. Sinclair is a U.S. Army soldier and
author of To Write Is To Breathe.
Nov 16: Psychology and Past Lives:
Breaking Down Mental Processes and Dreams
through Written Word with Carmen Ayala.
Ayala has a degree in Psychology and Dance,
and is currently a Dance Teacher in the NonProfit Organization Kids Excel.
Nov 23: Word Play: Engaging the Child
Within with Nancy Lechuga, a poet and educator who uses poetry as a means to teach
English as a second language.
Border Book Festival Maz kickoff
events - The Border Book Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary April 25-27, 2014,
with the theme Honoring The Corn Mother.
A series of kick off events begins in November
at Casa Camino Real, Amador and Tornillo in
Mesilla. Information: 575-523-3988 or
Corn Mother Altar will be created for Da de
Muertos at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. The public
is invited to bring photos of loved ones and
mementoes for altar, for a desfile/parade walk
to San Jos cemetery and back for a posole and
poetry party with a reading of special poems in
tribute to the Ancestors.
A family and food writing workshop, My
Mothers Tacos, Your Fathers Borscht with
Denise Chvez is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 16, open to writers of all ages and skills.
Writers will explore family food stories in a
series of interactive and fun exercises.
Participants are asked to bring copies of a
favorite family recipe to share. Reservations
required. Cost: $20. Workshop participants are
also asked to bring as corn food/items for a
Thanksgiving Corn giveaway.

EPCC Literary Fiesta El Paso

Community Colleges 5th annual celebration of
readers, writers and books is 1 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9, at the EPCC Administrative

Sisters in Crime The Eastside chapter of

Center, 9050 Viscount, with food, book and

craft booths, a childrens activity corner and
free books. Admission is free. Information: 8314039 or
1 to 2 p.m.: Community Read of From this
Wicked Patch of Dust with author Sergio
3 to 4:30 p.m.: Pitch your book idea to
Literary Agent Bree Ogden
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Spinning a Positive
Publicity Web with Teffanie Thompson White
5:30 p.m.: Dinner celebrating Sergio
Troncoso and Free Hole Slam.

Read, White and Blue Book Sale

Friends of the Esperanza A. Moreno Branch
Library, 12480 Pebble Hills, will host a book
sale 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9,
inside the library. Rummage sale table includes
various items. Information 921-7001.
GLBT book group The bimonthly book
group meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of
odd-numbered months. Open to all GLBT and
GLBT-friendly people interested in book discussions. Includes potluck supper. Information,
location: 566-5549, 861-2909 or 471-9396 or
on Facebook at ElPasoGLBTBookGroup.
The Nov. 11 book is Little Death by
Michael Nava.

Holocaust Museum book club The El

Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Centers fall
book club discussion is 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17,
at the museum, 715 N. Oregon, to discuss
Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian.
Rabbi Sandra Bellush will moderate the event.
Light refreshments served; book available for
sale in museum bookstore. Admission: $5; free
for museum members. Space is limited, please
RSVP. Information: Jamie Williams, 351.0048
ext. 28 or
The historic novel, set in the final months of
WWII, follows the journey of a German family
fleeing the Soviet Army.

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

Barnes & Noble (Las Cruces) 700 S.

Telshor in Mesilla Valley Mall. Information: (575)
A release party for Diary of a Wimpy Kid:
Hard Luck is 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, with
wimpy bingo, trivia, luck-themed activities and
Childrens Good Morning storytimes are 10
a.m. Fridays. Appearance by costumed character Curious George is Nov. 1.
The annual holiday book drive kicks off Nov.
1, with this years recipient Toys for Tots.

Barnes & Noble (East Side) The East

Side Barnes and Nobles new location is at the
Fountains at Farah, 8889 Gateway West, Suite
120. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, 9
a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Information: 590-1932.
Larry Phifer will sign copies of his childrens
picture book, World on a String, at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2.
A release party for Diary of a Wimpy Kid:
Hard Luck is 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, with
wimpy bingo, trivia, luck-themed activities and
The authors of the Muy Bueno! Cookbook,
recipes from three generations, will host a
book signing at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23.
Childrens storytime is 11 a.m. Saturdays:
Nov. 2: Olivia and the Fairy Princesses by
Ian Falconer
Nov. 9: Children Make Terrible Pets by
Peter Brown
Nov. 16: Happy Thanksgiving, Curious
The annual childrens book drive kicks off
Saturday, Nov. 23. This years recipient is the
USO of El Paso.

the book discussion group supporting women

mystery writers meets 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday,
Nov. 5, at St. Paul Methodist Church, 7000
Edgemere, to discuss Blackening Song by
Aimee Thurlo. The meeting is free to anyone
to attend although a small donation may be
asked to cover utilities/maid service.
Information: 629-7063 or

Barnes & Noble (West Side) 705

Sunland Park. Hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday. Information: 581-5353.
A release party for Diary of a Wimpy Kid:
Hard Luck is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, with
wimpy bingo, trivia, luck-themed activities and
Chris Perez will sign commemorative editions
of his memoir To Selena, with Love, at 7 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 11.
Marcia Hatfield and Bill Wright will sign their
book about Texas men and women, Authentic
Texas: People of the Big Bend, at 1 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16.
Childrens storytimes are 10 a.m. Saturdays:
Nov. 2: Journey by Aaron Becker
Nov. 9: Its About a Little Bird by Jessica
Nov. 16: Amelia Bedelias First Apple Pie
by Melissa Sweet
Nov. 23: Balloons Over Broadway, by
Melissa Sweet.

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, Nov. 13, to
discuss Eight Girls Taking Pictures by Whitney
Otto.. Information: (575) 541-2137 or

Reading the Easel Book Club The El

Paso Museum of Arts book group meets 4 to
5:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month
to discuss art-related books. Cost: $10 per session (free for museum members). Space is limited; call to hold a seat; light refreshments provided. Information: 532-1707 ext. 65.
The Nov. 21 selection is The Autobiography
of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein.

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



Saturday, Nov. 16
Special Author Book Signing
Call for Details

Support El Pasos Only
Independent Retail Bookstore
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series is in the Union Cinema, Union Building

East, First Floor. Showings are 7 p.m.
Thursdays and Fridays. Admission: $2 general
admission; $1 UTEP ID. Combo tickets
(include hot dog, small soda and popcorn) are
$5. Information: 747-5711.
Oct. 31-Nov. 1: The Conjuring
Nov. 7-8: Clandestine Childhood
Nov. 14-15: Taking Chance
Nov. 21-22: Were The Millers.

Services Mother Teresa Center, 2400 E.

Yandell. Discussion will follow. Hosted by Pax
Christi El Paso and the Peace & Justice Ministry
of the Catholic Diocese of El Paso. Admission is
free, donations accepted. Information: 7403962 or 490-1451.
The film examines problems caused by privatizing water and making it into a commodity.
Based on the book, Blue Gold: The Fight to
Stop the Corporate Theft of the Worlds
Water, by Maude Barlow and Tony Clark.

EPMA World Cinema Series El Paso

Film Las Cruces The Rio Grande

Get Reel Film Series The UTEP film

Get Scene
around town!

2030 E. Yandell

Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza, hosts

screenings of films at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Seating
is limited on a first come, first serve basis.
Admission: $3 suggested donation; free for
members and age 12 and under. Age restrictions may apply. Information: 532-1707 or
Novembers films take place in the
Depression era.
Nov. 2: Places in the Heart. (1984) Rated
Nov. 9: The Color Purple. (1985) Rated
Nov. 16: Fried Green Tomatoes. (1991)
Rated PG-13.
Nov. 23: To Kill a Mockingbird. (1962) Not
Nov. 30: O Brother, Where Art Thou.
(2000) Rated PG-13.


Film Salon The Film Salon at Trinity First

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Paso will host a film fest honoring former U.S.

President John F. Kennedy, in commemoration
of the 50th anniversary of his assassination as
well as the 1963 Boy of the Year distinction
for Boys & Girls Clubs of El Paso, Saturday,
Nov. 2, at International Museum of Arts
Auditorium, 1211 Montana. Films run noon to
5 p.m. with guest speaker is Ignacio Lefty
Chavez, 1963 Boy of the Year, at 1 p.m.
Admission is free. Information: 532-7410, or
In 1963, Ignacio Chavez met with President
Kennedy in April, the President visited the Sun
City and White Sands Missile Range on June 5,
and his assassination was Nov. 22 in Dallas.

Into the Mind NMSUs Outdoor



In Jurez

United Methodist Church, 801 N. Mesa (at

Yandell) continues its tribute to Preston Sturges
with The Palm Beach Story at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2, in Resler Hall, with a reception, film screenings, DVD giveaways and more.
Admission is free. Information: 533-2674 or
The final in the series is the 1944 comedy
The Miracle of Morgans Creek Dec. 7.

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Museo INBA Museo

Chamizal Museo de la
Revolucion de la Frontera
El Rincon De Ana Lucia
Telon de Arena La
Rodadora Museo del Nio
Impulsa Educacion en
Academia Municipal
Biblioteca Arturo Tolentino
Centro Cultural Paso del
Norte Centro de
Convenciones Cibeles
Foro Nova Casa Mia

Recreation Adventure Arts Series presents the

story of rising to the ultimate challenge at 7
p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Rio Grande
Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall in Las
Cruces. From the creators of the award-winning film All I Can, Sherpas Cinemas newest
feature film blurs the lines between dream
state and reality, and immerses the viewer into
the mind of a common skier as he attempts to
climb and ski the ultimate mountain. Tickets:
$8 at the door. Information: (575) 646-4846.

Pax Christi Film Series The series

presents the award-winning documentary Blue
Gold: World Water Wars at 3 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 10, at Diocesan Migrant and Refugee

El Paso Scene

Theatre and the City of Las Cruces Film Liaison

present the monthly film forum at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 13. Locally made films are
screened alongside short films by student filmmakers. Admission is free. Information: (575)
523-6403 or

Classic film series Film historian, educator, writer, archivist, collector Jay Duncan and
the Sunset Film Society hosts a monthly film
series at 7:30 p.m. the third Saturday of each
month at the historic Hixon House, 717 W.
Yandell. All presentations will include a cartoon,
short, featurette or serial chapter, as well as
commentary, anecdotes and film facts from
Duncan. Admission and parking is free.
Reservations required; RVSP by Nov. 11.
The Nov. 16 film is the restored and uncut
version of Frank Capras Lost Horizon, starring Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt and Sam Jaffe
(1937). Based on James Hiltons literary classic,
it tells the story of a group of fleeing evacuees
from a war-torn China who crash-land an airplane in the Himalayas.

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. Closed Nov. 28. Admission:
$7 ($6 seniors, military and students with ID;
$5 children and society members); $5 on
Wednesday. Information, schedule: (575) 5248287 or
Showing at 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct.
31-Nov. 1 is Spider Baby as part of the
annual Almost Midnight Halloween Movie.
The 1968 horror comedy concerns a family
that has a regressive gene, which, as they grow
older, causes them to become more and more
like monsters. Unrated. Admission: $2.
Nov. 1-7: Enough Said. James Gandolfini
costars as a big softy. When he meets a neurotically lovable masseuse played by Julia LouisDreyfus, sarcastic sparks fly. Rated PG-13.
Nov. 8-14: The Spectacular Now. Sutter
Keely is an underachieving high school senior
whose easygoing charm makes him well liked
but not taken seriously. Sweetly innocent
Aimee Finecky is a top student, sunny and, and
hardworking. Rated R.
Nov. 15-21: Populaire. A perky young secretary seems to be just the type for a French
insurance agent in this romantic comedy centered on the speed-typing competitions of the
1950s. Rated R.
Nov. 22-27: Mother of George. A
Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn is having
trouble conceiving a child. The wife makes a
shocking decision that could either save or
destroy her family. Rated R.

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Nov 29-Dec. 5: Wadjda. A girl whos willing to do just about anything to buy her first
bicycle is the basis of this groundbreaking film,
which finds a sneakily innocuous way to address
the severe constraints placed on women in
Saudi society. Rated PG.

New Mexico Museum of Space History

3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. The museums
Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater presents:
Tornado Alley. Join Storm Chasers star
Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2.
Showtimes: 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m.
Hubble. Audiences blast off alongside the
Atlantis STS-125 crew, witness spacewalks and
experience the Hubble Telescopes imagery.
Showtimes: 10 a.m., noon and 3 p.m.
Showing at 1 p.m. are 9 Planets and
Counting (Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and
Saturday) and Planetarium Show (Tuesday,
Thursday and Friday).
Tickets: $6 ($5 for seniors and military; $4
ages 4-12). Planetarium show: $3.50. Ages 3
and under free for all shows. Museum/IMAX
combo tickets available. Information: (877)
333-6589 or (575) 437-2840 or

Jays Film Forecast Film historian Jay

Duncan prepared this list of monthly Coming
Attractions. Release date subject to change.
Nov. 1:
About Time (Universal) Domhnall
Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy. Directed
by Richard Curtis.
Enders Game (Summit) Asa Butterfield,
Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld. Directed by
Gavin Hood.
Free Birds (Relativity Media) CG

Animation & 3D. Featuring the voices of

Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler, Owen Wilson.
Directed by Jimmy Hayward.
Last Vegas (CBS Films) Robert De Niro,
Mary Steenburgen, Morgan Freeman. Directed
by Jon Turteltaub.
Nov. 8:
Thor: The Dark World (Disney) Chris
Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston,
Christopher Eccleston. Directed by Alan Taylor.
Nov. 15:
The Best Man Holiday (Universal)
Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Taye Diggs;
Directed by Malcolm D. Lee.
The Book Thief (20th Century-Fox)
Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Ben Schnetzer.
Directed by Brian Percival.
The Wolf on Wall Street (Paramount)
Leonardo DiCaprio, Cristin Miloti, Matthew
McConaughey. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Nov. 22:
Delivery Man (Disney) Vince Vaughn,
Cobie Smulders, Chris Pratt. Directed by Ken
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
(Lionsgate) Josh Hutcheron, Jennifer
Lawrence, Philip Seymour Hoffman. Directed
by Francis Lawrence. Sequel to 2011 hit.
Nebraska (Paramount Vantage) Bruce
Dern, June Squibb, Will Forte. Directed by
Alexander Payne.
Nov. 29:
Black Nativity (Fox Searchlight) Angela
Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Jennifer Hudson.
Directed by Kasi Lemmins.
Frozen (Disney) CG Animation & 3D.
Featuring the voices of Kristen Bell, Alan Tudyk,
Idina Menzel. Directed by Chris Buck and
Jennifer Lee.
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (Weinstein
Co.) Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Tony

Kgoroge. Directed by Justin Chadwick.

Oldboy (FilmDistrict) Josh Brolin,
Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson. Directed by
Spike Lee.

DVD Releases

Nov. 5:
White House Down / PG-13
Grown Ups 2 / PG-13
Lovelace / R
Girl Most Likely / PG-13
Nov. 12:
Man of Steel / PG-13
Frances Ha / R

Turbo / PG
Blackfish / PG-13
Nov. 19:
Planes / PG
The Worlds End / R
Were the Millers / R
2 Guns / R
Paranoia / PG-13
The To Do List / R
Nov. 26:
Red 2 / PG-13
Getaway / PG-13
Jobs / PG-13
The Internship / PG-13

ast month I wrote about one of

my favorite portrayals of
Christian faith in cinema. As rare
as such characters are in movies, they
are even harder to find in television.
Surprisingly, one television series that I
think most realistically captured the role
of faith in the life of its main character
was strongly opposed by some religious
groups. That show was NYPD Blue.
NYPD Blue drew fire because of its
nudity, sex scenes and profanity
unprecedented for a network show. The
American Family Association, led by
Rev. Donald E. Wildmon, invested millions of dollars in a campaign against
the show, to no avail. The show lasted
12 seasons, garnering numerous awards
including four Emmys for Dennis
Franz, who played Detective Andy
I just finished a marathon binge of
watching every episode of NYPD Blue,
which I never followed during its regular run from 1993 to 2005. What amazed
me was how the Sipowicz character
transformed over the years and there
was actually a subplot of faith behind
that transformation.
To summarize (spoiler alert): Sipowicz
begins the series as a divorced, alcoholic
detective who relies on his street smarts
and rough handling of suspects to get
results. The foul-mouthed, wise-cracking
Sipowicz almost loses his job at one
point due to allegations of racism.
By the end of the series, he has stayed
sober for over eight years and is a loving
family man with three young children.

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He has overcome much of his bigotry

along the way. He still plays hardball
with suspects, but he is much more in
control. His career, once destined for a
dead end, leads to surprise promotions.
What role did faith play in this?
Sipowicz starts out as an avowed atheist.
After a series of tragedies including
the murders of his second wife and an
adult son by an earlier marriage, and the
death of a partner after a lingering illness Sipowicz is seen yelling at God.
Yet the mere fact that he yells in anger
at God reveals a kind of faith. Then he
has dreams of his son with a Christ figure that resolves the anger and makes
Sipowicz realize that death is not the
final answer.
Like Job, Sipowicz sees everything
taken away but at the end more is
returned to him. He remarries again, his
family grows, his career ends with success. Near the end of the final season, he
is visited by the ghost of his long-time
partner, who confirms again the existence of God and also counsels him to
extend forgiveness to his current partner
just as God had forgiven Sipowicz.
Randy Limbird is editor of
El Paso Scene. Comments?
Send to
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Trans-Siberian Orchestra
retires a crowd favorite
You know Christmas is upon us when TransSiberian Orchestra comes to town. Their convoy of semi-trailers will pull into Las Cruces
Monday, Dec. 2. TSO will perform Lost
Christmas Eve in its entirety if you
havent seen it before, now is your final
chance as they plan to retire it after this tour.
This spectacle for the eyes and ears takes
audiences through a modern Dickens-like
tale. You will be transported to a rundown
hotel, an old toy store, a blues bar and a
Gothic cathedral, as their occupants all intermingle during an amazing Christmas Eve in
New York City. It will be followed by tracks
from their 2012 release plus songs from their
debut album and much more of their back
catalogue. They have also increased their
production budget by $5 million, promising a
new stage and special effects far surpassing
years past. Trans-Siberian Orchestra is an
orchestra like you have never heard before,
delivering Christmas tunes with their own
unique wrapping.

Joan Jett, Unvarnished,

Blackheart Records
It has been seven long years since we last
heard from the original Riot Grrrl. What
brought her back after such a long absence?
It could have been the proverbial itch or
maybe she inspired herself as executive producer on the film about her first band. Either
way we are the fortunate ones because Joan
Jett is back. Her latest is Unvarnished and
just like always she never disappoints with
her brand of in-your-face, brash, no apologies, loud rock n roll. Age has nothing on
her. She started in 1975 at age 17 with the
Runaways, which disbanded after a few
years. The start of her solo career was a
bumpy road with the band selling music
from the trunk of their car and with that
Blackheart Records was born. Her albums
have always been firmly planted in threechord rock roots and thick hooks with punk
attitude for branches. On Unvarnished a
few special guests appear in the form of
Laura Jane Grace of Against Me and the Foo
Fighters Dave Grohl, helping to make this
one of the best Joan Jett albums of her entire
career. This is of course available in two formats but this is no time to be indecisive
the four extra cuts on the deluxe edition are
worth the price of admission alone.

Mark Lanegan, Imitations,

Vagrant Records
Mark Lanegan may have been covered in
flannel in the late 80s as a part of Seattles
grunge scene with his band the Screaming
Trees, but that look and sound left him years
ago. His band never had the commercial success of Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and Nirvana,
but to many they are considered godfathers
of the movement. Over the past two decades
Lanegan has woven himself in and out of so
many projects that he often is mistaken as a
full-fledged member. This has been the case
with Queens of the Stone Age, Mad Season
and the Twilight Singers. The last of which
turned into the formation of a new powerhouse, the Gutter Twins, featuring Lanegan
and Greg Dulli of Afghan Whigs. Hes also
worked with former Belle & Sebastian vocalist Isobel Campbell, members of Guns N
Roses and UNKLE. His new disc
Imitations still has him combining forces
but in an entirely different way. This is a
covers collection, and the artists works he
has chosen to remake are simply baffling,
from Frank Sinatra to his daughter Nancy to
Bobby Darin to Andy Williams. Yet the
results are somehow incredible. His vocals
are unmistakable, caught between a guttural
groan and a cigarette-coated throat rasp. He
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combines this with haunting melodies to provide spine-tingling renditions to keep your
arm hairs properly raised at attention. Even
with all these imitations there is no mistaking
that Mark Lanegan is a true original.

Toad the Wet Sprocket, New

Constellation, Abe's Records
Most would agree that this band never had
the best name in music. but as the saying
goes, dont judge a book by its cover. Toad
the Wet Sprocket debuted in the late 80s and
built up an impressive arsenal of radio hits.
After as many albums as fingers to a hand,
they abruptly called it quits. Lead vocalist
Glen Phillips stepped out on his own,
released one disc shy of the bands previous
entire output, and then a few years ago got
back with the guys for some reunion gigs. It
wasnt until earlier this year that they decided to dive back in the deep end with some
brand new music. It has been a decade and
half since their last, but apparently time had
no effect on these guys because New
Constellation could have easily been
released before the new millennium. Their
sing-along, toe-tappin hit machine is cranking out pop bliss with reckless abandon. The
New Constellation delivers 11 slick and
shiny pop ditties that shine brilliantly bright
no matter what hemisphere you are in.

Collectibles: Bob Dylan,

Complete Album Collection
Vol. One, Legacy
The holiday season must be quickly
approaching when record labels unveil massive projects, and like the Byrds, Harry
Nilsson, Johnny Cash and a select few others, it is Bob Dylans chance to receive this
well-deserved lifelong deluxe treatment.
Bob Dylan Complete Album Collection
will contain every full length and live release
under the Columbia Records label. There is
half a century represented here, going back
to his debut in 1962 to his last CD of new
material from the 2012 Tempest. The
colossal set contains 41 individual discs, representing 35 studio albums, six live concerts
and a special double platter. That last bit
should have taken you over the edge. This
gem contains non-album singles, tracks from
various compilations, film tracks and other
recordings that were previously spread over
various works. This also marks the first time
that his 1973 LP will be available in North
America. They arent done yet, with over a
bakers dozen of the titles being newly
remastered specifically for this. If it all
sounds great but you are thinking, Im not
doing CDs anymore not to worry,
Legacys got you covered with a limited
numbered edition harmonica shaped USB
containing all the same material, so there is
really no excuse not to invite Bob Dylan to
Thanksgiving dinner.
Brian Chozick is owner of Tumblin
Dice Music. Drop him a line at
November 2013

El Paso Community College concert

EPCCs Orchestra, Chorus, Mariachi and Jazz
Ensembles perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec.
6, at the Transmountain Campus LectureForum Theater, 9570 Gateway North.
Admission is free. Information: 584-1595.
Franklin High Guitar Concert The
annual winter concert is 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6,
at the Franklin High School Fine Arts Theater,
900 N. Resler. Admission: $5. Information: 4336734 or


Home for the Holidays El Paso Wind

Symphony opens its season with the holiday
show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at UTEPs
Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets $12.50;
$7.50 students. Information: 760-5599 or
Navidad de Las Luminarias- The Bruce
Nehring Consorts annual holiday concerts are
Dec. 6-8, at the Chapel at Loretto Academy,
1400 Hardaway, with the Consort Singers,
Brass Quintet, Consort Players and organist
Lester Ackerman. Performances are 7:30 p.m.
Friday, 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 and 5:30
p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $20. Information:
El Paso Gem and Mineral Show The
annual show is Dec. 6-8 at El Maida
Auditorium, 6331 Alabama. Hours are 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Sunday. Admission; $3 ($2 seniors/military;
free ages 12 and younger). Information: 5337153, 1-877-533-7153 or

Lights of LUV Ronald McDonald House,

300 E. California, hosts its annual Christmas
lights celebration 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.
11, with music, kids crafts and refreshments.
Admission is free. Information: 542-1522 or

El Paso Rhinos - El Pasos Junior League ice

hockey team takes on the Tulsa Oilers at 7:30
p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 12-14 at
the Sierra Providence Events Center, next to
the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Ticket information: 479-PUCK (7825) or

annual event is 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m.

to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6-7, at the Alpine
Civic Center, 801 W. Holland, in Alpine, Texas.
Admission is free. Information: (432) 837-2326.
This years Christmas Tour of Historic Homes
is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14.
Information: (432) 294-1140, (432) 837-5563

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents
Barbara Robinsons family holiday favorite Dec.
13-22. Directed by Rachel Mullins. 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,

UTEP Mens Basketball - The Miners

Happy Hippie Holidaze Open House

Mountain Country Christmas The

home games are 7:05 p.m. at the Don Haskins

Center. Tickets: $8-$50 (Ticketmaster).
Information: 747-5234 or
Saturday, Dec. 7: Sacramento State
Tuesday, Dec. 16: New Orleans
Thursday, Dec. 19: Northwestern State
(7:35 p.m.)
Tuesday, Dec. 23: Montana State.

The Hal Marcus Gallery, 1308 N. Oregon,

hosts the 43rd annual Happy Holidaze Open
House arts and craft fair 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 14, with local vendors, appetizers, and live entertainment. Information: 5339090 or

UTEP Womens Basketball - Home

games are in the Don Haskins Center. Tickets:
$5 (Ticketmaster). information: 747-5234 or
SMU, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7
Southeastern Louisiana, 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec.
The Lady Miners travel to Las Cruces to play
NMSU at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3.

Recreation Department and evolve Federal

Credit Union present the 78th annual
Celebration of LightsChristmas tree and displays Saturday, Dec. 14, at Cleveland Square
Plaza, Downtown. The ceremony begins at
4:30 p.m. with live entertainment. Information:
541-4331 or
Entertainment begins at 4:30 p.m. and lighting
ceremony at 5:30 p.m. The 16th annual lighted
Christmas parade begins at 5:55 p.m.
Fireworks follow at 7:15 p.m.

Candy Mayer Studio Open House El

Paso artist Candy Mayer will host her 4th annual open house at her home studio at 1317
Tierra Roja 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday, Dec. 7-8. Information: 581-4971 or

Heart Auction Border AIDS Partnership

commemorates World Aids Day d 6 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7, at El Paso Community
Foundation, 333 N. Oregon. Tickets: $20.
Information: 533-4020 or

EPHCC Holiday Concert The El Paso

Symphony Youth Orchestras performs its annual holiday concert for El Paso Hispanic
Chamber of Commerce at 3 p.m. Saturday,
Dec. 7, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $6.50$15. Information: 525-8978 or
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Living Christmas Tree The 48th annual Christmas concerts at First Baptist Church,
805 Montana, are 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday, Dec. 14-15, 805 Montana.
Information: 533-1465,

A Christmas Carol The UTEP

Department of Theatre and Dance presents
their annual adaptation of Charles Dickens
Christmas classic Dec. 15 and Dec. 20-21, in
the Fox Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre.
Adapted by Chuck Gordon. Showtime is 8 p.m.
Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $9$13. Information: 747-5118 or

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Arias and Art Songs El Paso Choral
Society fundraising recital is 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16, at Congregation Bnai Zion,
805 Cherry Hill Lane. Admission: $10; $5 students. Information: 479-0156.
The Nutcracker Ballet El Paso Youth
Ballets 35th annual presentation of
Tchaikovskys classic ballet is Dec. 18-20, at
UTEPs Magoffin Auditorium. Information: 7606062 or

Dave Koz A Smooth Jazz Christmas

The saxophonist presents his 16th annual

Christmas show Tuesday, Dec. 18. Tickets are

$35 to $107 (Ticketmaster).

The Great Russian Nutcracker

The Moscow Ballet presents the holiday classic
at 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at the Plaza
Theatre. Tickets: $28, $48, $68 and $88. VIP
tickets are $122. (Ticketmaster). Information:

Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales

Hyundai Sun Bowl The 80th annual

football classic begins at noon, Tuesday, Dec.
31. The game features the Pac-12 Conference
versus the ACC. Information: 533-4416, 1-800915-BOWL or

A & S Fun Tours

Alma Calderon


Elegant Consignments


Paso del Norte Tango Club

Enterprise Fun Tours


Perkins Jewelry Supply


Afton House for Sale


EP Cellulite Center


Pet Guardian Angel

Ananda Yoga


Escamilla Gallery


PhiDev Inc

Southern New Mexico

Ardovinos Desert Crossing 39

Fountain Theatre


Placita Santa Fe


Trans-Siberian Orchestra The group

Ardovinos Pizza

Furrs Family Dining


Precision Prosthetics


brings their holiday show Lost Christmas Eve

Tour 2013 back to the area at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 2, to the Pan Am Center in Las
Cruces. Tickets are $33 to $61.50
(Ticketmaster). Information: (575) 646-1420.

La Casa Holiday Bazaar - Dec. 6-8 at the

Las Cruces Convention Center. Hours are 4 to
8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 (free
under aage 12). Information: (575) 526-2819 or

Come Blow Your Horn Las Cruces

Community Theatre, 313 N. Downtown Mall,
presents Neil Simons first Broadway comedy
smash Dec. 6-22. Performances are 8 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.
Tickets: $7-$10. Information: (575) 523-1200

The Disney family brings the timeless stories

of Cinderella, Snow White and The Seven
Dwarfs and Beauty and The Beast to the stage
Dec. 27-29, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre.
Showtime is 7 p.m. Friday, 4 and 7 p.m.
Saturday and 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets:
$20, $25, $30 and $40 (Opening night $15).
(Ticketmaster). Information:

Symphony welcomes pianist Ilya Yakushev at

7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 78, at NMSUs Atkinson Music Recital Hall.
Tickets: $35, $40 and $45. Information: (575)
646-3709 or

Mount Cristo Rey Hike Through Time

Santa Fe Opera Holiday Show 7 p.m.

A guided hike is at noon Monday, Dec. 30,

at Mount Cristo Rey, Sunland Park, N.M.
Length: 5 miles round trip (2-3 hours). Cost: $5
($2 for children). Information: 542-1422. No
reservation is required.

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LCSO with Ilya Yakushev Las Cruces

Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Rio Grande Theatre, at

211 Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Tickets are
complimentary; Information: (575) 523-6403

Around and About Tours







Gelateria Gufu di Milano


Real Estate El Paso


ATMAS Healing


Glass Goodies


Reidsan Dog Training


Bale Folclorico Da Bahia


Grocery Gallery


Research Across America 5,31



Hal Marcus Gallery




Beauty Solutions


Hans Martial Arts


Ronda Brown


Bill Rakocy


Health Matters

Bingo Plus


In Vogue Healthcare

The Bookery


Inside Out Designs Inc.

Books Are Gems


Int'l Quality Products


Bruces Air


Johnson Jewelers




Ask Dr. Dan



Silver City ACD


Silver City MainStreet



Smartz Printing



Sombra Antigua


La Mujer Obrera


Spay Neuter Clinic



La Tierra Caf


Sunland Art Gallery


The Cleaners


Las Palmas Mex. Rest.


Sunland Park Racetrack



Leos Mexican Food


Sunland Winery


Community MedSpa


Libby and Lilly




DeFranco Designs


Magoffin Hall


TT Health Sciences Ctr


Cecila Burgos LPC


Rubin Gallery
Salt Box House Antiques

Dept. of Public Health


Magoffin Home St. Hist Site 20

Tigua Indian Cultural


The Desert Gypsy


Marie Otero

Townhouse for Sale


El Paso Art Association


The Marketplace


Trans Siberian Orchestra


EP Ballroom Dance


Martha Garcia


Unity Bookstore




Mesa Street Antique


UTEP Athletics

EPCC Literary Fest


Mesilla Book Center



EP Conv & Perf Arts Ctrs


Mind/Body Studio


Village Inn


Moe's Mexican Rest.




El Paso Exploreum

EP Gem & Mineral Show


Naydas Gems & Stones


Western Traders

El Paso Opera


Nina Cobb Walker


Wholesome Body


Parking Lot Striping


Wyler Aerial Tramway


Parks & Recreation


Paseo Christian Church


El Paso Saddleblanket
El Paso Symphony
El Paso Trailrides



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