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Art Auction 2014

More than 100 works of art
by local artists will be up for bid
at the annual fundraiser for
KCOS13, El Pasos public
television station.
The art will be on display at
El Paso Community College
Administrative Services Center,
9050 Viscount, Bldg. A,
March 3-7 and 17-21.
The auction will be broadcast
live April 3, 5, and 6.
Clockwise from top left:
The Organ Mountains in Spring
by Enrique Woo
Paletasby Francisco Romero
Hillsboro Musicians
by Bill Rakocy
Villa Allegra con Amapolas
by Maria Socorro Munoz
Indian Dancer #1
by Mark Yerrington.

Outdoor shopping adventures

Area flea markets appeal to both treasure hunters
and bargain hunters. Page 27
Vista del Sol Flea Market. Photo by Rick Tate




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March 2014

International Festival El Paso

may 2000

Community College Diversity Programs host

the International Festival 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, March 1, at the EPCC Administrative
Services Center, 9050 Viscount, Building A,
with representatives from 33 different countries around the world displaying national and
ethnic artifacts, as well as music and dance performances. The 2014 Cultural Bowl competition is 10 a.m. to noon where high school students compete to answer questions about different world cultures. Information: 831-3324.

Carnival celebration UTEPs Brazilian

Culture Club will host a carnival celebration 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at El Paso
Natural Gas Conference Center (in front of the
UTEP library), with free food, music, Samba,
jiu-jitsu, capoeira and prizes. Information: 8504913 or

annual expo is Feb. 28-March 2 at the El Paso

Convention Center. Hours are 2 to 7 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Sunday. More than 150 area companies display the latest products and services for
homeowners. Admission: $7.50; $5:50 retired
military/seniors; free for ages 16 and younger
and active duty military. Information: (361) 8822071 or
Other activities include educational seminars
from area experts for interior design and dcor
ideas, home energy saving tips and remodeling
ideas, Master Gardeners with spring planting
tips, and live cooking demonstrations.
Special guests include Brian Santos, The Wall
Wizard, as seen on HGTVs Smart Solutions.

March 2014

El Paso Heritage Tourism Summit

convention is Friday through Sunday, March 79, at El Paso County Coliseum, featuring
celebrity and artist guests. Tickets: $15 one
day; $25 two-day; $35 three-day
(Ticketmaster). Information: or

The 2nd annual summit for everyone interested

in the areas history and a future is 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. Saturday, March 22, at the El Paso
Convention Center, with more than 30
exhibitors, Old West re-enactments, Ask the
Historian, session, keynote speakers including
a special presentation by Rosa Guerrero, Town
Hall meeting live online, lectures and presentations, door prizes and refreshments. Individual
registration is free. Information: 244-6487 or

Sun City Scifi Ray Park (Darth Maul from

Super Kite Contest The 14th annual

EPIC 2014 The spring El Paso in Comics

Home and Garden Expo The 15th

Najimy (Sister Act/voice of Peggy Hill in King of

the Hill), Greg Grunberg (Heroes/Big Ass
Spider), Phil Lamarr (Pulp Fiction/Futurama)
voice actors Richard Horvitz (Invader Zim and
Power Rangers) and Rikki Simons (Invader Zim
and NieA under 7), actor Lombardo Boyar
(Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Gone in 60
Seconds), Esm Bianco (Game of Thrones), C.
Andrew Nelson (Star Wars), Mike Mendez
(director, Big Ass Spider), Scottie Thompson
(Star Trek/NCIS), and cosplayers Marie Doll,
Toni Darling and Kirika Yashida.
Portion of proceeds from Suncity Scifi go
towards J.M. Hanks Hanksgiving and Big
Brothers, Big Sisters.

Star Wars: Episode One, Snake Eyes from GI

Joe and Toad from X-Men) is one of the guests
at this years family-oriented Science Fiction
Convention March 14-16, at El Paso
Convention Center, with other celebrity guests
and artists alley, vendors and more. Hours are
6 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $20 per
day; $35 weekend pass (age 10 and younger
free with paid adult) Information:
This years scheduled guests actress Kathy

kite flying contest, sponsored by Westside

Community Church, is noon to 3 p.m.
Saturday, March 22, at Francisco Delgado
Park, on Imperial Ridge behind Franklin High
School. Prizes for most unusual and highest flying kites and longest-time in the air. The event
includes jumping balloons and face painting, as
well as free kites for the first 50 kids attending.
Admission is free. Information: 877-8000, 4900288 or

El Paso Scene

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Behind the Scene
Scene Spotlight
Program Notes
Heres the Ticket
Music, Comedy
Viva Jurez
El Paso Flea Markets
At the Museum
Taking a Look Back
History Lessons
Southwest Art Scene
Gallery Talk
El Paso FishNet
On Stage
Stage Talk
Keep on Bookin'
Liner Notes
Film Scene
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Advertiser Index 50
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March Roundup

he other day I was invited to speak

about the newspaper industry to
the Our Changing World class at
UTEPs Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
The alarming news that newspapers
hate to report, I told the class, is that our
business is in an economic decline that
has no hope of recovery. Small, niche
publications like the Scene can survive
and even prosper despite this long-term
trend. But newspapers throughout the
country have lost revenue and cut staff,
and most dailies offer their readers a
much smaller diet of news and features
than they once did.
Its easy to blame the internet for all of
newspapers woes, but the actual root
causes of their decline go much deeper.
Heres my take on those causes:
During the 1960s, the role of TV news
kept growing, sparked in particular by
the JFK assassination, when people were
glued to the TV sets for days.
Newspapers kept growing financially
thanks to the countrys increasing population, but they noticed one worrisome
trend: The rate of households that subscribed to the newspaper kept slipping.
Afternoon newspapers were once the
dominant form of daily paper lost ground
to morning papers. In the television age,
the evening news made the afternoon
paper seem unreliable for stories that
changed rapidly during the day.
The mobility of Americans during the
post-war era also eroded their loyalty to
the typical small-town paper.
By the time the internet started becoming part of everyday live in the 1990s,
newspapers were economically complacent. They might have been struggling to
maintain readership, but they still had a
firm grasp on advertising revenue. The
huge investment required for printing
presses prevented businesses from starting new papers in most markets.
Throughout the latter half of the 20th
century, more and more newspapers were
controlled by large corporations. The
ability of newspapers to make a high
profit without much worry of competition made them a target for takeover.
So by the late 1990s and the 2000s, the

March 2014
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
at selected locations. Subscriptions are
$10 a year, sent by 3rd class mail.
Circulation: 41,000 copies.

Deadline for news for the

April issue is March 17
The April issue comes out March 26

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

2014 Cristo Rey Communications

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Celebre Segundo Barrio Day Celebre
Segundo Barrio hosts a health fair and family
day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at
the Lydia Patterson Institute Gym, 571
Florence, with health fair, entertainment and
more. Admission is free; but canned goods
donations welcomed. Information: 533-8268.

Franklin Mountain Poppies

Preservation Celebration The 8th

newspaper industry had unwittingly set

itself up for disaster as the internet revolution took hold.
The first big casualty was classified
advertising, once a major profit center for
newspapers. Real estate, automotive and
eventually nearly every form of product
or service that once relied on classified
ads to reach their public now could do so
much more cheaply through the internet.
eBay on a nationwide level and Craigslist
on the local level made classifieds practically obsolete.
As the shift of ad revenue shifted away
from newspapers to new media, newspapers had no answer. When revenues went
down, the corporate overlords demanded
cost-cutting to maintain profits. As newspapers lost staff and pages, they had less
of a product to offer the public. That public consisted of more people who had
grown up other news options, so they had
a weaker newspaper habit. Fewer of
them subscribed in the first place, and
those who did were more willing to drop
their subscriptions.
As readership went down, the remaining
advertisers demanded that rates be
reduced as well.
This is whats known as a vicious cycle,
and so far few newspapers have found a
way to escape it. I refrain from using the
term dying industry to describe our
business, but at best the future of print
publications is to be a much smaller
player in the media game than it has been
in the past.

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

Advertising 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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annual free family fun day is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, March 29, at El Paso Museum of
Archaeology, 4301 Transmountain in Northeast
El Paso (west of U.S. 54). Admission is free.
Free parking available at the EPCC Northeast
campus with free shuttle service 9:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Information: 755-4332 or
The family fun day includes nature walks, educational exhibits and demonstrations by local
environmental organizations and wildlife displays include a live, socialized wolf from the
Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and Houdini the
Harris Hawk from the El Paso Zoo. A childrens
activity center will offer arts and crafts led by
local community members including Girl
Scouts. Local performing groups will provide
music and dance. Local vendors will offer original and hand-made merchandise for sale. Lunch
and snacks can be purchased from food vendors on-site.

Kidspalooza El Paso Symphony

Orchestra hosts the 7th annual family art and
music festival 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday,
March 29, throughout Downtown. Most activities are free; minimal fee for some events.
Information: 532-3776 or
This years event includes special appearances
by Daniel Tiger and Curious George at Arts
Festival Plaza, aerial performances by Project in
Motion, at Arts Festival Plaza, kiddie rides at
Cleveland Square Park, childrens shows by
Youth Opera of El Paso at the Downtown
Public Library and Kids-N-Co. at Cleveland
Square Park, arts and crafts at OLO Gallery, El
Paso Museum of Art and El Paso Museum of
History, special admission at El Paso Exploreum
and more.
El Paso Symphony presents JumpinJazz Kids
A Swinging Jungle Tale at noon and 2 p.m. the
Plaza Theatre. Admission: $5.
Participating partners include El Paso
Childrens Hospital, City of El Paso Museums
and Cultural Affairs Department, City of El
Paso Parks & Recreation Department, El Paso
KidsExcel, El Paso Public Library, El Paso
Convention and Performing Arts Centers, El
Paso Museum of Art, El Paso Museum of
History, El Paso Zoological Society, Kids-N-Co.,
El Paso Exploreum, Magoffin Home Stage
Historic Site, OLO Gallery, home of Creative
Kids, El Paso Latinitas, Sun Metro, Youth Opera
of El Paso, USO and Fort Bliss: FMWR.
In conjunction with the event is the annual
EPSYO and EPSO Side-by-Side Concert, at 3
p.m. Sunday, March 30, at the Plaza Theatre.
Tickets: $10-$32.

Festival of Hope with Franklin Graham

El Paso pastors join the Billy Graham
Evangelistic Association to host the outreach
event April 5-6, at UTEPs Don Haskins
Center. Information: 219-7991 or

Generation 2000 Clear Channel Media

and Entertainment presents the 28th annual
childrens fair 10 a.m. to 6 p. m. Saturday and
Sunday, April 5-6, at the El Paso Convention

El Paso Scene

Center, consisting of more than 100 specialty

booths, games and interactive displays aimed at
entertaining and educating children of all ages.
Tickets to be announced. Ticket information:
Portion of proceeds benefit Child Crisis
Center of El Paso.
This year features Family Fun Adventure Prize
Walk, Imagination Station arts and crafts area,
Mini Golf, live entertainment, Giant Bubbles,
Adventures in Learning Science Area, Roller
Races, Tiny Tots, Giant Sand Tables, Beading
Area and more.

Southern New Mexico

Mardi Gras in the Clouds The
Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce will bring a
little New Orleans to the mountain community
Feb. 28-March 2 with its 13th annual Mardi
Gras celebration, Monster Mash. The family
celebration includes costumes, bands, parade,
bead throwing, masks, and Cajun style food,
shopping and more under the big tent on
Burro-Bon Street. Admission is free for most
events. Information: (575) 682-2733 or
King and King introduction and Walking
Parade is 2 p.m. Friday.
Events on Burro-Bon street are 10 a.m. to 7
p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday,
with the 3rd annual Battle of the Bands Sunday.
Rockhound Roundup The 49th annual
roundup for rock and gem lovers is 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. Thursday through Sunday, March 6-9, at
the Southwest New Mexico Fairgrounds in
Deming. The roundup, sponsored by the
Deming Gem & Mineral Society, includes market vendors, jewelry, drawings and raffles, field
trips, silent auctions. Admission and parking is
free. Information: (575) 546-0056 or
From El Paso, take I-10 west to Exit 85.

Cowboy Days The 15th annual celebration of Southwest pioneer heritage is 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday,
March 8-9, at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch
Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Rd.,
Las Cruces, with childrens activities, cowboy
food and music, cowboy mounted shooting,
horseback and stagecoach rides, living history,
gunfight re-enactments, arts and crafts vendors,
roping, horseshoeing and other demonstrations. Admission: $5. Information: (575) 5224100 or
New this year are demonstrations 11 a.m. to
12 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. both days by
Borderland Pistoleros Mounted Shooting Club.
Gunfight re-enactments with Flying Cloud
Productions are at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on
Saturday and 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday,
along with and Old West Medicine Show and
19th Century Fashion Show.
The Trial of Samuel Cooper, a living history
event about a case of cattle rustling, is 1 to
1:45 p.m. and 2 to 2:45 p.m. each day.
Childrens activities include the Sheriff School,
Cowboy Boot Camp craft activities throughout
the day, and pony rides from noon to 4 p.m.
Cost for rides is $5.
Parade of Breeds is 12 to 1 p.m. and from 3
to 4 p.m. each day, with tours of the livestock
facilities at 1:30 each day.
Musical performers include Tom Foster
Morris, Chris Baker, Randy Granger, Bruce
Carlson, Washtub Jerry, Kenny Arroyos, James
Michael, the Stagecoach Troubadours and
Skunk Valley. Members of the Western Writers
of America will do readings and talk about their
works in the museums theater each day.

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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. The March 13
lecture is Earliest New Mexico: Paleoindians
of the Southwest with Chris Merriman.
Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2154
Next months lecture is April 10, with
Amado Guzmn speaking on Acequia Culture
in the Mesilla Valley.

Las Cruces Arts Fair Doa Ana Arts

Councils 4th annual regional juried fine arts
event is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 15-16, in the Las
Cruces Convention Center, 680 University,
with more than 100 artists from around the
county, with artists demonstrations. Childrens
activities offered for age 6 to 12. All artists will
participate in a silent auction benefiting Doa
Ana Arts Council. Admission: $6 per day ($10
weekend pass); free for age 12 and younger).
Information: (575) 523-6403 or
A VIP Preview Night Gala with music and
entertainment is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 14,
to view the fair before the general public.
Admission: $6.

artist/director Gary Trousdale at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 10, 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) 538-2505.

Downtown Ramble The City of Las

Cruces hosts an evening of music and art 5 to 7
p.m. the first Friday of the month at the Las
Cruces Downtown Mall. Information: (575)

West Texas
Presidio Bi-National Arts Festival
The 3rd annual arts festival for Presidio, Texas
and Ojinaga, Mexico is Thursday through
Saturday, March 27-29 in Downtown Presidio,
Texas with music events, professional and student art exhibitions, author signings, silent auction, cabrito cookoff, kids activities and more.
Admission is free. Information: Laurie Holman,
(432) 295-1733, or

Bazaars and fairs

Johnny Lolitas Artisans and Farmers
Market Johnny Lolitas Coffee Shop, 3200

Mesilla Valley Stamp Show The

postage stamp show is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March
29-30, at the Las Cruces Convention Center,
680 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces, with
stamp dealers from five states, door prizes,
free stamps for junior stamp collectors, competitive one-frame exhibitions, ribbons for winning exhibits. Admission and parking is free.
Information: (575) 202-1937.

S. Highway 28 in La Union, N.M. Information:

929-4008 or
The monthly Artisans Market is 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 1-2, with
handmade gifts, and a farmers market of fresh
eggs, honey and more.
A Farmers Only Market is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, March 9. Local farmers will sell fresh
eggs, assorted cuts of beef, pork and lamb,
canned items, raw local honey and other food
A Coffee sampling is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday, March 15-16. Guests can also
learn about the regions different coffee beans
come from.
The bi-yearly community yard sale is 8:30
a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March
22-23. Booth fee is $5 for both days; contact
Johnny Lolitas red barn building offers handcrafted coffees, treats and cold drinks. handroasted coffee available by the cup or pound.

Old Timers Celebration The 101st

El Paso Psychic Fair The fair is 11 a.m.

anniversary of the annual reunion of the Old

Timers Association of Luna County is Saturday
and Sunday, April 5-6, in Deming, N.M. To be
eligible, old timers must be 30 years old,
have lived in Luna County 10 years, at least 30
years of age, or be the descendant of a registered Old Timer. Information on facebook at
Deming-Luna County Old Timers Association.
Saturdays events begin with a coffee 8:30 to
11 a.m. at First Methodist Church, corner of
Granite and Buckeye. The evening program,
banquet and dance is 5:30 p.m. with dinner
served at 6:30 p.m. Banquet admission: $25
(early payments by April. 10 encouraged).
Sundays breakfast is 7:30 a.m. to noon at
Kretek Twins home, 881 West Pine.
Payments may be sent to Old Timers
Association of Luna County, c/o Sylvia
Coussons, 1420 S. Mesilla, Deming, N.M.
In 1913, a Deming businessman decided that
all Luna County residents age 30 and older
should get together once a year and renew
friendships. Now, 101 years later, the Old
Timers Association is still meeting and dues
are still $1 a year ($100 for lifetime membership).

Provost Gun Show The El Maida

Wheels of Dreams The Las Cruces

Rodrunners will host its annual show and car
swap meet benefiting the youth of Las Cruces
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Field
of Dreams, 2501 Tashiro Road in Las Cruces.
Alcohol-free event. Information, registration
(575) 649-9919 or

An Evening with the Artist Mimbres

Region Arts Council presents storyboard
March 2014

to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 8-9, at

Chase Suite Hotel Conference Center, 7000
Boeing (one block east of Airway). Admission:
$5 for both days (private readings not included
with admission). Free admission with active
duty military I.D. Information: 345-6245 or
The fair features aura photos, handmade New
Age crystal and gemstone jewelry, spirit writing, Feng Shui products, and readings by 12
professional psychic readers and mediums from
across Texas and New Mexico. Readings
offered in English and Spanish.

Provost Guard gun, small antique and

Southwest art show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March
8-9, at the El Maida Shrine Temple, 6331
Alabama. Includes new, used and antique
firearms and accessories, knives, coins,
Southwest jewelry, military surplus and collectibles. Food concessions available.
Admission: $5 (under 10 free). Age 18 and
younger must be accompanied by a parent or
legal guardian. Information: 241-1761.

Sun Country Doll Folks The clubs

40th annual doll show and sale is 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Holiday Inn

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Bruce Nehring Consort The consort

concludes its 22nd season with returning
guest Dr. Charles Gray, the Consort Singers
and musicians March 22-23 at The Chapel
at Loretto. Page 6.

Scene Spotlight highlights events

advertised in this issue.

Tai Chi Fan Form seminar Center for

Internal Arts hosts the seminar on the Tai
Chi Fan Form Saturdays March 22-May 2.
Cost includes bamboo practice fan. Page 41.

Kidspalooza El Paso Symphony

Orchestra hosts the 7th annual family art and
music festival March 29 throughout
Downtown. Special appearances by Daniel
Tiger and Curious George. Page 52.

Sunland Derby The running of the 2014

Sunland Derby and The Oaks is March 23,
at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Page

The Arabian Nights The UTEP

Department of Theatre and Dance presents
Mary Zimmermans adaptation of the classic
tale March 21-30 in the Fox Fine Arts Wise
Family Theatre. Page 26.
Colors of Spring 2014 El Paso Art
Associations annual spring show and sale is
Feb. 28-March 29 at The Crossland
Gallery, featuring more than 60 works by 30
local artists. Page 31.
The gallery will also host figure drawing
workshops with Frank Valdez March 3-7.
Ananda Yoga The studio hosts a grand
opening at its new location on Festival
March 1 with free yoga classes. Page 30.
Hal Marcus Gallery Opening March 1
is Two Legends, One Show, works by
Manuel Acosta and Jose Cisneros. Last
Thursday lecture March 27, ARTalk April
24. Page 37.
Sunland Art Gallery Showing through
March 29 is March is the Out and About El
Paso with reception March 8. Page 20.

El Paso Exploreum The museums childrens Spring Break Camps are Monday
through Friday, March 10-14. Page 16.
C-USA Championships The C-USA
basketball championships are March 11-15
at UTEPs Don Haskins Center. Page 23.

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Escamilla Gallery The gallery at Placita

Madrid in San Elizario will help celebrate the
grand opening of it neighbor, DeSantis Studio
and Gallery, March 15-16 with reception,
and live poetry and music. Page 17.
El Paso Convention and Performing Arts
centers Page 11.
Bring It On: The Musical (March 17)
and Jersey Boys (May 28-June 1), at the
Plaza Theatre.
Cesar Milan Live! (March 29), La
Boheme (April 10 and 12) and Sesame
Street Live (April 17-20) at Abraham
Chavez Theatre.
Shakespeare on the Rocks The theatre
organization celebrates its 25th anniversary
season with the comedy Merry Wives of
Windsor (March 21-23), an appearance by
Tim Mooney and his one-man show Lot o
Shakespeare (March 28), and the bilingual
version of Romeo and Julieta (March 2930) at Chamizal National Memorial. Page 6.
El Paso Heritage Tourism Summit The
2nd annual summit is March 22 at the El
Paso Convention Center, with exhibitors,
keynote speakers. Page 38.
El Paso Ballroom Dance Academy The
academy hosts a dance party March 22 to
celebrate Dance Madness Month. Page 9.
El Paso Scene

Antron Brown Western Technical

College hosts NHRA Top Fuel Champion
Antron Brown March 25, at Western Techs
Main Campus. Page 13.
UTEPs Stanlee and Gerald Rubin
Center for the Visual Arts Showing
March 27-May 15 is the annual Juried
UTEP Student Art Exhibition, with public
reception and awards presentation April 10.
Page 22.
Art Auction 2013 KCOS-TV public televisions annual fundraiser featuring works by
area artists is April 3, and April 5-6. All
mediums of art by local artists represented.
Page 42.
La Tierra Caf The caf presents the
Ultimate Juan Gabriel Tribute April 12 as
part of its 2013-2014 season of dinner
shows. Page 8.
Feb. 28: Tia McGraff
March 8: The Abel Mireles Group.
First Thanksgiving Celebration The El
Paso Mission Trail Associations 25th annual
historical celebration in San Elizario, Texas is
April 26-27, with historic reenactments of
the Mass and feast of Thanksgiving celebrated April 30, 1598 by Spanish explorer Don
Juan de Oate. Page 50.
El Paso Artists Studio Tour The 7th
annual tour is April 26-27 from the Upper
Valley to Central El Paso, and May 3-4, for
Eastside, Northeast and Mission Valley, sponsored by the Plein Air Painters of El Paso and
El Paso Scene. Page 33.
Jerry Seinfeld One of Americas most
successful comedians comes to El Paso May
2 at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Page 28.
El Paso Saddleblanket Dog Adoptions
El Paso Saddleblanket hosts dog adoptions
every Saturday. Page 47.

Southern New Mexico

Cowboy Days The 15th annual celebration of Southwest pioneer heritage is March
8-9, at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch
Heritage Museum in Las Cruces, cowboy
food and music, living history, re-enactments
and other demonstrations. Page 51.
Las Cruces Arts Fair Doa Ana Arts
Councils 4th annual regional juried fine arts
event is March 15-16 in the Las Cruces
Convention Center, with more than 100
artists from around the county. VIP Preview
Night Gala is March 14. Page 15.
Fountain Theatre Mesilla Valley Film
Societys theatre on the historic Mesilla Plaza
hosts nightly movie screenings, plus Saturday
and Sunday matinees. Page 46.
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Airport, Airway at I-10, exit 25. The event

showcases several tables of antique, collectable
and modern dolls, accessories, clothing, miniatures, books, bears and animals, Beanies and
other toys. Free doll appraisals offered. A doll
hospital is available on site. Admission: $3 ($1
children). Information: 637-3438.
Founded in 1974, club members include many
avid doll collectors and doll makers, involved in
many charitable activities such as dressing dolls
for the Toys for Tots, Operation Santa Claus
Toy Drive, contributing to the UTEP
Scholarship fund, donating gifts and dolls to
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annual bazaar 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday,
March 22, at the former Oktoberfest Building,
Building 747 on Carter Road in Fort Bliss.
Hobby craftspeople will display and sell their
various decorations, handmade greeting cards,
quilts to woodcraft products. German
bratwurst, waffles, beer, coffee, cakes, pastries
and cookies also available. Admission is free.
Information: 568-0259, 568-4824 or
All proceeds will benefit the following projects on both sides of the border: Centro
Communitario del Esperito Santo A.C, Centro
Santa Catalina and the colonia in Chaparral.

Fort Bliss Spring Bazaar The

Noncommissioned Officers Club hosts the
spring bazaar 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 5-6, at Fort
Bliss Trading Post, 1717 Marshall Road, with
arts and craft, antiques, clothes, bake sale, door
prizes and food booths. Admission: $1.
Information: Sue Gonzales: 590-7202.

Gun Show The Paso Del Norte Gun

Collectors Fall Gun Show is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 56, at the El Maida Shrine Temple, 6331
Alabama. The show includes guns and antiques
for buy, sell or trade. Admission is $5, $4 active
military with ID, $3 for under 18. Minors must
be accompanied by a parent. Information: 5980935.
The Paso Del Norte Gun Collectors Inc. was
formed in 1964 and raises funds for various

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.
Artists may rent booths for only $2, but are
required to prove they produce their own
work. Artists must obtain a sales permit and
attend one of the monthly orientation sessions
offered 6 to 8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each
month in the City Hall third floor training
room. Information/guidelines online at at Cultural/Heritage Tourism
& Initiatives.

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.
Ardovinos Desert Crossing in at One Ardovino
Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. From El Paso, take
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across McNutt Road (NM 273), continue past
the post office and turn left on Ardovino.
Yoga with Erin Stroud of Casa de Yoga is 10
a.m. every Saturday, beginning March 1, in
Building A-1.

Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market

More than 230 permanent vendors in arts,
crafts, produce, baked goods and other food
items are offered at the market 8:30 a.m. to 1
p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays along a 7-block
area of Main Street, Downtown. Information:
(575) 541-2288 or

Something for everyone

EPCC Spring Arts Festival The 37th
annual spring festival of performing, visual and
literary arts offers workshops, concerts, lectures and exhibits at various venues of El Paso
Community College through May. Most events
are free. Information: 831-246 or
Dramatic Monologues 3 to 5 p.m. Friday,
Feb. 28, at Valle Verde Campus Bldg. A,
A1510, with narrative poetry, first-person essay
and short story readings.
Do it with Rhythm 9 to 11 a.m. Monday,
March 3, and Wednesday and Thursday,
March 5-6, and 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2:30
p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, March 25-26, in
the Northwest Campus Library, 6701 Desert
Blvd., featuring performance and hands-on lesson by the New World Drummers and
Literary Symposium 10 to 11:20 a.m.
Tuesday, March 4, at the Northwest Campus
Multipurpose Library, with a discussion of Kurt
Vonneguts Slaughterhouse Five.
World Beat 4:40 to 5:50 p.m.
Wednesday, March 5, at Valle Verde Campus
Bldg. A, A1201m, by Karuna Warren and the
New World Drummers and Dancers.
Voice Faculty Master Class 4:30 to 5:30
p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at Valle Verde
Campus A1201.
Mary-Elizabeth Thompson-Meyer
lecture/recital 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 21,
at Valle Verde Campus, A1201, focusing on
Electroacoustic Mexican Music for Flute, with
recent compositions by Mexican composers
Gabriela Ortz, Jean Angelus Pichardo and
Felipe Prez Santiago.
Empower Your Healthy Voice workshop 4
to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at Valle
Verde Campus, A1201 with Ann Barto and
Cornelia Patterson.
Wonder Women! The Untold Story of
American Superheroes documentary screening 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at Rio
Grande Campus Little Temple, 100 W. Rio
Grande, with remarks by Julie OReilly. Doors
open at 6:30 p.m.
From Jazz to Rock performances are 7:30
p.m. Thursday, March 27, with Cased Closed
Jazz Quartet and Friday, March 28 with Souled
Out (classic rock/R&B), at the Administrative
Services Center conference room.
Childrens College Spring Arts Piano Recital
10 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at Valle Verde
Campus Cafeteria Annex, with students of
EunMeeGarza and Melissa Sanchez.
Childrens College Spring Arts Dance Recital
11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, in the
Administrative Services Center Auditorium
with students from Pre Ballet, Ballet I and Hip
Hop dance classes.
Guitar Studio Master Class 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, April 2, at Valle Verde Campus
A1201, with Armin Harrison.

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BEEMS Conference The 21st annual
dual-language education conference is Friday
and Saturday, Feb. 27-March 1, at UTEPs
Undergraduate Learning Center, with campus
visits, guest speakers, breakfasts and more,
sponsored by the UTEP College of Education.
Registration/information: 747-5615 or
Speakers are Josie Tinajero, Virginia Collier,
Wayne Thomas, Jose Ruiz-Escalante, Leo
Gomez, Richard Gomez and school administrators at dual language schools.
Southern New Mexico Pride Awards
The LGBTQ advocacy group will honor
community leaders at its inaugural awards gala
at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at Alameda House,
526 S. Alameda, with live music by The Mother
Tuckers, dinner by Double Eagle and drinks by
Dublins Street Pub. Tickets: $50 ($90 couples;
$500 sponsored tables); available in advance at
Spirit Winds, 2260 S. Locust or online at Information: (575) 915-2588

Birth and Family Festival The

Helping Hands Painting Program

Womens Cafe and Madre Sabia host the inaugural event for families 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, March 1, at First Christian Church,
901 Arizona, for families that are expecting,
new parents, families of young children, social
workers, health educators, birth professionals,
and all interested. Admission is free.
The festival includes short workshops on a
variety of birth and parenting topics, including
breastfeeding myths, prenatal and mom and
baby yoga, acupuncture for infertility, childbirth
education, childrens health, nutrition, midwifery, doulas and more. There will also be a
gently used baby clothing and baby gear sale.

Keep Vinton Beautiful will host the volunteer

painting program Saturday, March 1, as part of
project MOVE. The event is open to volunteers
of all ages and local community organizations.
Information: 886-5104.

Childrens Disabilities Symposium

The CDIC Community Parent Resource
Centers 25th annual symposium, Its Been A
Big Adventure, is 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Saturday, March 1, at Region 19 Head Start,
11670 Chito Samaniego. Keynote Speaker is
Mike Dee of Power 102. Intended for adults
only; no childcare available. Cost: $45 social
work ethics; $35 professionals; $25 childcare
providers; $15 students and parents of children
with disabilities. Information: 217-2747.

Mustard Seed Community Caf The

faith-based, pay-what-you-can caf is at 1140
St. Vrain (at Arizona). Regular hours are 11 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays.
Information: 440-SEED (7333), or on Facebook.
The cafs mission is to provide nutritious and
delicious meals regardless of peoples ability to
pay while using local, organic, and sustainably
grown ingredients whenever possible. Meals
are prepared by culinary expert Roman Wilcox,
an El Paso native.
See Nature listing for gardening classes .

Project MOVE UTEPs Center for Civic

Engagements annual Project MOVE (Miner
Opportunities for Volunteer Experiences) Day
is Saturday, March 1. Volunteers will experience the importance of civic engagement, leadership, and service. During this Centennial year,
the goal is to work with at least 100 sites.
Information on projects: 747-5076 or

Western Tech Open House Western

Tech will host an open house 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 1, of its Main Campus, 9624
Plaza Circle, for interested high school juniors,
seniors and parents. Includes campus tours.
Information: 253-4764 or

FAFSA Nights Greater El Paso Chamber

of Commerce is working with area businesses
and schools to increase the number of high
school students submitting a Free Application
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) the spring
semester of their senior year through free
FAFSA Nights provided to students by UTEP
and EPCC.
A FAFSA Night is planned 4:30 to 7 p.m. at
each area high school in El Paso County at the
high schools computer lab through March 4.
Exact schedule/information available at 8312565, or online at

SUN Conference - The 11th annual conference on teaching and learning is 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday,
March 6-7, at various locations on the UTEP
campus, with a special Keynote Panel
Presentation of award-winning UTEP faculty.
Opening reception is 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 5. Hosted by UTEPs
Center for Effective Teaching and Learning.
Registration: $55 ($20 students) by Feb. 27;
On-site registration: $100 for professionals; $30
for students. Information: 747-8793 or

Centennial Lecture Series The free

lecture series is 5 p.m. at UTEPs
Undergraduate Learning Center. The Series
invites noteworthy speakers to the UTEP campus to share their perspectives on a broad
range of contemporary issues that are likely to
impact society, culture and lives in the years
ahead. Receptions follow the presentations, and
the public is invited. Admission is free.
Information: 747-5555 or
Sergio M. Alcocer The Undersecretary for
North America/Secretara de Relaciones
Exteriores in Mexicos Ministry of Foreign
Affairs will talk Thursday, March 6.
Mark A. Wynne Vice President, Associate
Director of Research and Director of
Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute at
the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas will talk
about the Euro Crisis: What Happened and
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Monica C. Lozano Publisher and CEO of
ImpreMedia LLC/La Opinin, will speak
Tuesday, April 15.

Physical Therapy Lecture Series

UTEP Department of Physical Therapys final
two lectures in the three-party continuing education series are 6 p.m. Thursday, March 6
and 20, at UTEPs Campbell Building. Physical
Therapy clinicians from the greater El Paso
Region can be updated in current Best Practice
and hear about the works taking place in the
UTEP DPT Program. Information:
Lifeguard Course City of El Paso Parks
and Recreation Department offers a Lifeguard
Course 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 7, and 8 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Saturday through Monday, March 810, at Armijo Aquatics Center, 911 S. Ochoa.
Attendance is mandatory for each and all dates.
Fee: $201 per person; all attendees must be at
least 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course. Information: 5443556.

Ananda Yoga The yoga and wellness studio at 105 S. Festival hosts a Yoga Workshop 10
a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, to learn and
practice safe upside down yoga poses like
headstand, forearm inversion, shoulder stand
and others. Cost: $44 by March 2; $55 after.
Information: 603-7700 or

Homebuyers Fair El Paso Mortgage

Bankers Associations 11th annual fair is 10 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Airport Hilton
Gardens, 6650 Gateway East. Information:

Volunteer Fair City of Las Cruces

Network Volunteer Centers 3rd annual volunteer fair is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8,
at Branigan Cultural Center, 501N. Main. More
than 40 nonprofit and public agencies will have
a booth there, to showcase programs and services and to recruit volunteers. Admission is
free. Information: (575) 528-3035.

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
A Wonder Women International Womens
Day event is 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday,
March 8.
A Cinema Chicas multimedia arts and technology workshop is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,
March 22, at EPCCs Valle Verde Campus, for
girls age 11-17. Bring $5 for lunch.
Girl Power Fest for girls 11 to 18 is 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at UTEPs Student
Union. Tickets: $5 in advance; $10 at the door.
See separate listing for details.
Girls Empowerment Team volunteer orientation is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 and
18, and April 8.

Water Safety Instructor Course El

Paso Parks and Recreation Department hosts a
Water Safety Course 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Saturday, March 10-15, at Armijo
Aquatics Center, 991 S. Ochoa. Participants
must be 16 years old, and pass a series of
swimming and physical requirements. Fee:
$189 (attendance at all sessions mandatory).
Information: 544-3556.
Community Health Education Series
Sierra Providence East, 3280 Joe Battle,
hosts a free seminar series the second
Wednesday of the month. English presentations

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are 6 p.m., with Spanish presentation 7 p.m.
The programs cover a broad spectrum of
health subjects to help improve and maintain
the health of the community. Information: 577SPHN (7746).
March 12: Brown Bag Medication Event:
Talk to a Pharmacist about your Medications
April 23: Living Wills and Advance

Southwest Character Council The

councils monthly luncheon is 11:45 a.m. to 1
p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at Great
American Land and Cattle Company, 701 S.
Mesa Hills. Cost: $15 (includes lunch, networking and training). Cash or check only.
Information/RSVP: 779-7719.

Neighborhood Expo City of Las Cruces

hosts a neighborhood expo Saturday, March

15, at Las Cruces City Hall, 700 N. Downtown
Mall, to give community members a chance to
meet with their local government officials and
City department leaders. Information: (575)
541-2026 or

Notre Dame Club of El Paso The club

plans several events during the spring months.
Information: or on
Facebook at Notre Dame Club of El Paso.
St. Patricks Communion Mass is 5:15 p.m.
Saturday, March 15, at St. Patricks Cathedral,
1118 N. Mesa, with dinner following at
Chicagos Street Food, 2400 N. Mesa.
Fish Frys are 6 p.m. Fridays, March 7-April
11, at St. Matthews Church, 400 W. Sunset.
Ardovinos St. Patricks Day
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Ardovinos Drive in Sunland Park, will host its

annual St. Patricks Day event Sunday, March
16. Live music by Los San Patricios and Celtic
Lie. Menu features homemade Irish sausage,
Guinness chocolate cake and more. Doors
open at 3 p.m. Door admission; call for information: (575) 589-0653 ext. 3.

ALFC Spring Conference Abundant

Living Faith Centers annual convention,
Thrive, is March 18-23 at 1000 Valley Crest.
Guest speakers include Jentezen Franklin, Chris
Hill, Marcos Witt, Tim Storey and Charles
Nieman. Spanish translation, nursery, preschool
and childrens church provided at all services.
Information: 532-8543 or
The Sacred Art of Tibetan Thangkas
UTEP Religious Studies presents the lecture
by Buddhist artist Tim Nelson at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 20, in UTEPs Rubin Center
Auditorium. A reception will follow.
Information: 747-5519.

TCM Day The celebration honoring Saint

Patrick, patron saint of Engineers, is all day
Friday, March 21, at UTEPs Engineering
Lawn. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., the public is invited. This celebration is the oldest tradition in the College and University. Students,
faculty and staff pay homage to St. Pat to
remember the roots of the University: Mining
and Engineering. Information:

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Internal Arts, 5757 Montoya Drive, hosts the
seminar on the Tai Chi Fan Form Saturdays,
March 22-May 2. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
March 22 and May 3, and 9 a.m. to noon all
other days. Cost: $220 for six sessions

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(includes bamboo practice fan).
Information/registration: Steve Barowsky, 5844730, or

Womens History Month Conference

The 4th annual conference is March 25-27
at the UTEP student Union. The conference
features activists, scholars and artists from all
fields hosting panels, workshops, lectures and
performances. Information: UTEP Womens
Resource Center, 747-5291.
The 2014 theme is Women of Character,
Courage and Commitment. UTEP faculty and
students will share their research, as well as the
work of local artists, community leaders and
national scholars.

Eat Healthy Mini Health Fairs

UTEP Wellness program hosts the mini-health
fair focusing on nutrition 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, March 26, at El Paso Natural Gas
Conference Center, across from the UTEP
Library, with free blood pressure, cholesterol
and glucose screenings for UTEP students, faculty and staff, as well as raffles, snacks and
more. Information:

TAPS Academy Paso Del Norte

Eat Well! El Paso City of El Paso

Department of Public Healths Eat Well! El Paso
initiative matches restaurant owners with nutrition professionals to create a healthy childrens
menu that is low in calories and high on nutrition. This includes offering meals that meet
established nutrition standards based on calorie,
fat, and sodium limits, as well as the elimination
of sugar-sweetened beverages. Information:
771-5845 or

El Paso Night Shift Nights The weekly

Paranormal Society will bring cast members of

the SyFy Networks Ghost Hunters TV show to
El Paso for a paranormal, science, and technology workshop Saturday March 29. Details to
be announced. Information: 694-2317 or

car and motorcycle club showcase is 8 p.m.

Wednesdays, at Fox Plaza (back parking lot),
5559 Alameda. The family event cars and
motorcycles of many types, plus food, live
music, jumping balloons. No alcohol allowed.
Admission: $3 per person or car; free for ages
12 and younger. Information: 779-8424.

UTEP Walking Tours In honor of its

Move! El Paso walking trails The City

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
Marchs planned tour is on Glory Road.
Upcoming tours in 2014 include Basketball
Athletics Facilities, UTEP History, Bhutan on
Campus, Arts and Culture on Campus,
Haunted UTEP and Research for the Future.

Philosophical Society conference The

65th annual New Mexico Texas Philosophical
Society conference is April 4-6, at UTEP. NMT
holds annual meetings in late March or early
April and is an inviting place for philosophers of
all levels to present their ideas. Registration for
presenters/participants; $70 full-time professors; $45 part-time professors and adjuncts;
$35 graduate students; $25 undergraduate students and retirees; free for observers.

Stay Teen Contest Essay entries are

being taken through April 14, 10935 Ben

Crenshaw, #207, for the Teen Pregnancy
Prevention Month in May. The contest is aimed
at uniting and educating teens for a positive
change. Teens are invited to submit essays, artwork or videos with their teen pregnancy prevention message. Top winners in each category
will win prizes and be featured on the Stay
Teen El Paso website. Information: or

Free tax preparation AARP Foundation

offers free tax preparation for individuals with
low or moderate income through April 15 at
selected El Paso Parks and Recreation Senior
Centers. Information: 544-0753.
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Memorial, 1800 Byron, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mondays and Wednesdays. Information: 5624260.
Hilos de Plata,4451 Delta, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesdays and Fridays. Information: 533-3207.
Eastside, 3200 Fierro, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesdays and Fridays. Information: 5914292.
Father Martinez Senior Center, 9301
Alameda, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays.
Information: 860-9131.
Nolan Richardson Recreation Center, 4435
Maxwell, 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays and 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Saturdays. Information: 755-7566.
Polly Harris Senior Center, 650 Wallenberg,
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Information: 581-9525.

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of El Paso Department of Public Health has

walking trail loops throughout the city. Each
trail covers a different walking route that loops
around back to the starting point. The loops
are marked with colorful Move! El Paso ground
signage with distances up to 2 miles long.

Scenic Sundays Walkers, runners,

cyclists and skaters are invited to enjoy Scenic
Drive, from Rim Road to Richmond, free of
traffic 6 a.m. to noon Sundays. Dogs on leash
permitted. Admission is free. Information: 5414416 or

For a good cause

Stan Getz celebration Border Book
Festival will celebrate the life of Jazz Great Stan
Getz with a dinner fundraiser at 6 p.m. Friday,
Feb. 28, at a private home, with jazz music by
Just Friends, Jazz Quintet. Food from the
Ukraine, Getzs parents ancestral home, will be
served. Tickets: $35, space is limited and reservations required. Reservations/location: (575)
523-3899 or

Tablescapes El Paso Pro-Musica Guilds

17th annual luncheon features about 30 designer-decorated tables March 6-7 at the El Paso
Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place. Each
table is individually decorated by El Pasos leading floral designers, interior decorators, party
planners, specialty shops and more. Attendees
vote for their favorite table, with designs ranging from whimsical to sophisticated.
The Ladies Nite Out Preview Party is 7 to
9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, with tapas and
wine. The party includes a live auction and flamenco guitarist. Cocktail attire. Tickets: $30.
Luncheon and silent auction is 10a.m. to 2
p.m. Friday, March 7, with browsing time
before the meal. RSVP by March 1. Tickets:
$40. Combination ticket for both events: $65.

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Raffle item donated by Susan Eisen Fine
Jewelry. Proceeds benefit El Paso Pro-Musica.
Information: 833-9400 (Pro-Musica office),
799-8600 (Judy OConnor) or

Milagro Gala Poet and civil rights activist

Maya Angelou is featured speaker at the annual
benefit gala 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 7, at El
Paso Convention Center. Angelou, a former
United States poet laureate, has written more
than 30 bestsellers, and has been honored with
the Presidential Medal of the Arts, Lincoln
Medal and three Grammy Awards. Proceeds
from the event benefit sick and injured children
at El Paso Childrens Hospital Tickets: $150
($1,500 table for 10). Information/reservations:
521-7229, ext. 2989 or
Empty Bowls Soup Dinner The Art
Student Society at El Paso Community College
will sponsor the 10th annual soup dinner and
silent auction to raise funds and awareness of
world hunger 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,
March 22, at El Paso Community College
Administrative Service Center, 9050 Viscount,
Building A. All attending the dinner get to
choose a folk art bowl to keep. Admission: $20
donation ($15 students/military/seniors; free for
children under five; $60 family pack).
Information: 298-0353 or
The dinner emphasizes international and local
hunger problems. Money goes to the permanent local food bank of El Pasoans Fighting

Sunland Derby Gala Sunland Park

Racetrack & Casinos 11th annual gala benefiting United Blood Services is 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, March 22, in the Signature
Showroom. Guest speaker is Deion Sanders, a
former NFL Pro Bowl cornerback who also
played several season in Major League Baseball.
Tickets: $150 ($1,200 to $1,500 tables) Table
purchase includes eight passes to the VIP tent
at the Derby on Sunday and VIP parking.
Information: 544-5422, ext 164, or
Sanders, an eight-time Pro Bowl player,
helped the San Francisco 49ers win Super Bowl
XXIX, for which he was named Defensive
Player of the Year, and the Dallas Cowboys win
Super Bowl XXX the next year. He holds the
NFL record for return touchdowns. He also is
the only person ever to hit a MLB home run
(for the New York Yankees) and score an NFL
touchdown (for the Atlanta Falcons) in the
same week, which he did in 1989. He also is
the only person to ever play in both a Super
Bowl and a World Series. He has worked as an
NFL analyst since 2006.
The running of the 2014 Sunland Derby and
The Oaks (for fillies) is Sunday, March 23.
Celebrity Waiter Spaghetti Dinner
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Centers
15th annual fundraiser is 6 p.m. Thursday,
April 3, at St. Pius Xs Community Center,
1050 N. Clark, at Geronimo. Local celebrities,
candidates for office and other politicians will
serve as waiters for a night working for tips. A
silent auction and raffle planned. Admission:
$45 ($450 table for 10). One raffle ticket
included in ticket price. Available in advance at
544-5126. Information:
Child Crisis Center Gala Springfire
performs for the centers gala dinner, is 6 p.m.
Friday, April 4, at Wyndham El Paso, 2027
Airway. All proceeds support the El Paso Child
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Crisis Centers work to protect children.

Tickets: $100 per person (tables of 10 available). Information/reservations: 562-7955 or

March Madness symphony fundraiser

The 16th annual fundraiser benefiting the El
Paso Symphony Orchestras education and outreach programs is Monday, April 7, at the El
Paso Country Club, featuring the NCAA Mens
Basketball Championship finals on several widescreen televisions. Games begin about 7 p.m.,
pre-game activities and dinner at 6 p.m. Live
and silent auctions and raffles will be held
before the game and during halftime. Call for
cost. Information, reservations: 532-3776 or
The annual March Madness Golf Tournament
is earlier Monday. Registration begins at 10:30
a.m., lunch at 11 a.m. and golf at 1 p.m.

YWCA Womens Benefit luncheon

Actress and philanthropist Rosario Dawson is
keynote speaker for the 21st annual benefit
luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday,
April 17. Information/reservations: 533-7921

Spring break programs

Camp Discovery UTEPs Centennial
Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens hosts
a Spring Break camp for kids in grades 4-6 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, March
10-14, to learn about the Chihuahuan Desert.
Participants will learn about desert plants and
animals, folklife and history, and desert fossils.
Other topics include water conservation, recycling and UTEPs Centennial Celebration. Cost:
$40; includes all camp supplies, daily snacks, a
t-shirt and an end-of-camp party. Registration
deadline is March 6, space is limited.
Information/registration: Kaye Mullins, 7478994 or
Exploreum Spring Break Camps The
museum at 300-320 W. San Antonio (south of
Convention Center), hosts camps for kids
Monday through Friday, March 10-14.
Admission: $100 per camp; second daily session for $65. Multiple child and military discounts available. Information: 533-4330.
Register online at
Morning sessions for Junior Explorers age 4-6
are 8:30 a.m. to noon; and afternoon camp for
Senior Explorers age 7 and older is 1 to 4 p.m.
Extended care available for both sessions (bring
a sack lunch and water bottle).
Junior Explorers will explore sensory and science play, colors, shapes and animals. Senior
Explorers will delve into engineering, physics,
kitchen science and arts and crafts.
All-day campers enjoy free time in the museum, movies in The Boeing Company-Hunt
Family Foundation Digitarium, and a visit to the
citys train museum and visitor center.

First Tee Spring Break Camps First

Tee of Greater El Paso host three Spring Break
Camps Monday through Thursday, March 1013, for all levels of Players. Early registration
encouraged. Information: 252-6511 or
Ascarate Camp, 6900 Delta, is 8:30 to 11
a.m. Cost: $75.
Butterfield Trail Camp, 1858 Cottonwoods, is
1 to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $75.
Fort Bliss Underwood Golf Complex Camp,
3200 Coe, is 9:30 to 11 a.m. Cost: $50.
El Paso Museum of Art Camp The
museums 2014 Spring Break art camp classes
are Tuesday through Friday March 11-14. Preregistration required. Morning classes are $75

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($60 museum members); afternoon classes are
$86 ($70 museum members). Information/registration: 532-1707,
Morning classes are 9:30 a.m. to noon and
include Metal Artwork (age 9-12) and Cartoons
and Comics (age 6-8).
Afternoon classes are 1 to 3:30 p.m. and
include Plaster Casts (age 6-8) and Clay
Sculptures (age 9-12).
Aerosol Art Camp Las Cruces Parks &
Recreation Department hosts the Aerosol Art
Camp for youth age 12-15 March 24-28 at
Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E.
Hadley. Registration is ongoing until the camp is
full, space is limited. Camp hours are 8 a.m. to
4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Friday. Participants learn basic graffiti

art fundamentals including painting with aerosol

cans, use of respirators, community involvement and graffiti art history. Cost: $50 per participant. Bring a sack lunch, snack, and water
bottle each day. Information: (575) 541-2550.

Las Cruces Museums Spring Break

Camps All four Las Cruces city museums
host Spring Break camps for school age youth
March 24-28. Registration opens March 1:
Call individual museums for hours and fees.
Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 Main
Create art in the style of New Mexico artist
Gustav Bauman. Information: (575) 541-2137.
Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main
Learn the history, dance and stories of the
Pueblo Culture. Information: (575) 541-2154.
Las Cruces Railroad Museum, 351 N. Mesilla
Create a town and train. Information: (575)
Museum of Nature and Science, 450 N. Main
Explore the world of Petroglyphs.

Information: (575) 522-3120.

Las Cruces Spring Break Camp City

of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department
Spring Camp 2014 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday, March 24-28, at Frank OBrien
Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell, for
grades K-6. Participants may also participate on
a daily drop-in basis each camp day. Lunch not
provided. Cost: $60 per child ($15 per day
drop-in). Information: Recreation Programs,
(575) 541-2455.

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.

Tower Day Climbers age 6 and older can

have unlimited use the Tango Tower, 10 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Biggs Park,
11388 Sergeant Major Blvd. on East Fort Bliss.
The Tango Tower is a 50-foot tall, six-sided
structure with over 20 different high elements.
No reservations required; all needed equipment is provided. Cost per person: $6.
Information: 744-1532.

Biggs Laser Tag Youth age 16 and

younger can participate in a Laser Tag event by
Southwest Adventure, beginning at 5 p.m.
Friday, March 7 and 21, at Biggs Park, 11388
Sergeant Major Blvd. on East Fort Bliss. Cost:
$10; includes equipment rental. Information:

weaving aromatherapy,
acupuncture & reiki
into a unique therapeutic experience
6633 North Mesa Suite 507 (inside the wholesome body)
(915) 842.8485

Speed Dating for Dogs Fort Bliss

MWR and Animal Rescue League of El Paso
hosts its annual adoption event where families
can meet their soulmutt noon to 4 p.m.
Saturday, March 22, on Freedom Crossings
Grand Lawn. Plan to arrive at least 20 minutes
prior to the start time to receive nametag and
speed dating scorecard. Information/adoption
fee: 588-8247 or
Prospective owners will chat with each dogs
handler and have a chance to ask questions
about the pooch while checking out your familys chemistry with each four-legged friend.
Fort Bliss Veterinary Services will also be onsite to answer questions and showcase their
on-post services.
Fort Bliss Rod & Gun Club 3730 Roy
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.

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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: 867-2785 or

Club news
LAlliance Franaise dEl Paso The
nonprofit cultural institute, founded in 1964,
promotes French culture and offers francophiles the opportunity to use the French language in a variety of activities. Information: 5851789, 355-4598 (Spanish), or on
facebook at AllianceFrancaiseElPaso.
French classes for adults and children are
offered throughout El Paso. New Advanced
Conversation class begins Wednesday, March
19, and will emphasize the ability to communicate complex ideas as well as everyday life situations. Information: 328-8268 or
Several events celebrating the French and
Francophone Cultures are planned during the
month of March:
LAlliance Franaise dEl Paso (AFEP) participates in the EPCC International Festival &
Cultural Bowl Saturday, March 1. See separate
listing for details
Mardi Gras Dinner at EPCC Thirteen09,
9050 Viscount, Building B, is Tuesday, March 4.
Cheese and Wine tasting is Friday, March
14, at Sunland Winery
French film screening is Thursday, March 20,
at The Garden in Union Plaza.
A French cooking class is Saturday, March
22. Call for location.
A Mediterranean Dinner is Sunday, March
30, at UPC, 244 Resler.
Singles in the Son - The group develops
friendships among Christian singles ages 25 to
45. Bible study held weekly. All denominations
are welcome. Membership is free. Information:
Andy, 471-1997,
or on Facebook.
Saturday events:
March 1: Dinner and bowling
March 8: Dinner and Rhino hockey
March 15: Hueco Tanks hike
March 22: House party
March 29: Dinner and a play.

Woodworkers Club of El Paso The

clubs monthly meeting is 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday,
March 4, at 3228 Sacramento (back of build-

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Area attractions

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Wyler Aerial Tramway Texas only publicly accessible mountain tramway gives passengers a view of 7,000 square miles, two countries and three states (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.
Closed Monday through Thursday. Information:
Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park is managed
by Texas Parks & Wildlife and is also part of
Franklin Mountains State Park. To get there:
Take Alabama to McKinley and turn toward the
The Tramway celebrates the 13th anniversary
of its reopening noon to 4 p.m. Saturday,
March 15, with free interpretive tours, door
prizes, educational exhibit and food vendors, as
well as displays of old tramway artifacts and
vintage posters and pictures.

ing). A video of Essential Woodworking

Techniques will be shown, followed by a show
and tell segment. Admission is free.
Information: 760-6536 or 564-5915.

Steven OSheilds The State of Texass

director of licensing will talk on 2014: A Year
of Changes, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday,
March 6, at Hilton Garden Inn, 6650 Gateway
East, hosted by El Paso Mortgage Bankers
Association. Cost: $25 ($20 members), includes
lunch. RSVP by March 1: Information:

Westside Welcome Club The group is

open to both newcomers and long-time residents. Information:
The monthly free newcomers coffee is 10
a.m. Friday, March 7, at 6227 Franklin Hawk.
No RSVP necessary
The monthly luncheon is 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 12, at Coronado Country
Club, 1044 Broadmoor. Social time starts at 11
a.m. Program will feature a representative from
Sunland Park Racetrack. Cost: $20.
Information/reservation: 845-1896.
The Westside Welcome Clubs Day at the
Races is Sunday, March 30, at Sunland Park
Racetrack. Call for details.
Borderland IONS The Borderlands
IONS (Institute of Noetic Sciences) Community
Group meets 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 15,
at Doris Van Doren Library Branch, 551 Redd.
Shamanistic expert Raul Tarango (Grey Wolf)
will give a presentation followed by discussion.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Information: 526-6297 or

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. Information: 533-6001 or

March 2014

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino

1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive),
Sunland Park, N.M. 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
The live horse racing season runs through
April 15. Racing days are Tuesday, Friday,
Saturday and Sunday. Post time is 12:55 p.m.
through April 15.
Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. everyday.
General admission and parking are free.
Information: (575) 874-5200 or
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
To get there, take the Sunland Park exit from

I-10, go south (left turn coming from

Downtown) and follow the signs.
The 12th running of the Sunland Derby is
Sunday, March 23.

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

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.

Licon Dairy The dairys gift shop popular

for its homemade asadero cheese products is
located at 11951 Glorieta Road in San Elizario
and is open 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday
through Friday and 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday. The dairy also features an extensive petting zoo and regularly stocked fishing
hole. Admission is free, with a nominal charge
for fishing hole use. Information: 851-2705 or

San Elizario Historic District The district at 1500 Main Street in San Elizario on the
Mission Trail features four art galleries, seven
artists studio/galleries, three gift shops, the
Historic San Elizario Chapel, the Portales
Museum and the 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
Self-guided walking tours and guided tour of
17 historical sites also offered, including the
Chapel, Old El Paso County Jail (where Billy the

El Paso Scene

Kid broke out a friend in 1876), the old Grist

Mill, the Lafayette barracks and more. Free
guides available at all galleries and museum.

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. Painting
and tasting classes are offered the third Friday
and Saturday of the month; call for details.

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.

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
Free live music on the patio offered Saturdays;
bring a picnic basket.

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
Free Music and wine tasting is 1 to 4 p.m.
selected Sundays featuring local talent. Bring a

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Performances are at 7:30 p.m. at Fox Fine Arts

Recital Hall, except as noted. Tickets for most
performances are $5 general ($3 seniors, military, non-UTEP students, free ages 6 and
younger, UTEP students, faculty and staff.
Admission is $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
Thursday, Feb. 27: UTEP Symphony
Orchestra, featuring Michael Covington, trumpet soloist in Trumpet Concerto by Edward
Gregson. The orchestra will also celebrate
Black History Month with Afro-American
Symphony by William Grant Still. Also featured
is the Olympic Fanfare and Theme by John

are in the Atkinson Music Recital Hall at

NMSU. Showtime for most events it 7:30 p.m.,
unless otherwise listed. Ticket information:
(575) 646-2421 or
Day of Percussion is 1 p.m. Saturday, March
Senior Flute Recital with Katie Kendall is
Sunday, March 2.
Faculty recital with Lisa Van Winkle, flute,
Esequiel Mesa, piano and John Carlo Pierce,
tenor, is Monday, March 3.
45th Annual Jazz Festival Concert, featuring
Dave Pierro is Wednesday, March 5.
Vocal recital with Danielle Turner is Thursday,
March 6.
C4 String Ensemble concert is Friday, March
Saxophone recital with Mat Bouma is


Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society

The society presents David Borrego as part
of its monthly concert series at 7 p.m. Sunday,
March 16, 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
Next months concert is New Mexico State
Universitys Jazz Ensemble April 13 under the
direction of Frank Pancho Romero.

Carter Brey El Paso Pro-Musica presents

Novella Bohme El Paso Opera hosts

six engaging weekly performances at 5 p.m.
Thursdays through March 27, at Ardovinos
Desert Crossing in Sunland Park. Presented in
English and Spanish. Cost: $10. Information:
581-5534 or
VIP dining available: call (575) 589-0653, ext.
4, for details.
El Paso Opera prepares for its main stage
April production of Puccinis famous love story,
La Bohme, with the experiential prequel,
Novella Bohme. The story focuses on the
evolving romances among young bohemians in
1840s Paris life as narrated by Puccinis lovestricken poet, Rodolfo. This 45-minute performance features the El Paso Operas Young

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p.m. Friday, March 28, at UTEPs Fox Fine
Arts Recital Hall. Tickets $12.50; $7.50 students (Ticketmaster). Information: 760-5599 or


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Kodomono Kuni Spring Piano Recital is 2 p.m.

Sunday, March 16, presented by Mariko
Reider. Music includes traditional Japanese
songs. Admission is free. Information: 5844501.

concludes its 22nd season with returning guest

Dr. Charles Gray, the Consort Singers and
musicians March 22-23, at The Chapel at
Loretto. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Saturday and
2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $20 ($15 senior/military; $10 students).
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Ana Lyric Opera presents the satirical operetta
by Jacques Offenbach March 14-16, at
NMSUs Atkinson Music Recital Hall. Showtime
is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m.
Sunday. Tickets: $10-$15 (Ticketmaster).
Information: (575) 646-1986.
The operetta, used the Greek myth as a backdrop, and is a parody on Christoph Willibald
Gluck and his opera Orfeo ed Euridice.

the principal cellist for New York Philharmonic

at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 17, at UTEPs
Fox Fine Art Recital Hall, with guest soloist
Gabriela Martinez. Tickets: $25 ($20
senior/military; $5 students). Information: 8339400 or

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Ethnomusicologist and acclaimed concert violinist and violist Tamara Freeman will perform a
recital 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27,
Philanthropy Theater in the Plaza Theatre
Annex. Admission is free. Information: 3510048 or
Freemans performance of Holocaust songs
and compositions is played on a 1935 Joseph
Bausch viola which was rescued from the
Holocaust. The Bausch viola serves as a voice
of remembrance in Freemans Holocaust music

Wednesday, March 5: Jazz Ensembles, with

guest conductor Willie Hill.
Thursday, March 27: UTEP Symphony Band
presents Childplay, a musical tribute to music
designed to bring out the inner child by
Herbert, Pann, Lovrien, Holmquist, Grainger
and Mark Campouse.
Tuesday, April 1: UTEP Symphonic Winds,
directed by Ron Hufstader.
Thursday, April 3; UTEP Symphony
Orchestra, with feature soloist Dr. Steve
Wilson playing Concerto for Tuba and String
Orchestra by Jan Koetsier, along with music by
Rossini, Prokofiev and Glire.

Music of the Holocaust: An Evening

with Tamara Freeman Holocaust

Monday, March 17.

Bassoon recital with Aaron Gaskill is Tuesday,
March 18.
Faculty recital with Dr. Katie Brennan, bassoon, is Wednesday, March 19.
Percussion recital with Chris Perkins is
Thursday, March 20.
Violin recital with Jessie Libicer is Friday,
March 21.


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March 2014

Mardi Gras Fling Bash Dance for

Dreams Dinner and Dance Bash featuring live
music by Bonet Band and El Vejigant is 8 p.m.
to 1:30 a.m. Friday, March 14, at Chase Suite
Hotel, 6791 Montana, with dancing to salsa,
merengue, bachata, cumbia, cha-cha and more.
Dinner and music begin at 8 p.m. with dancing
at 9:30 p.m. BYOB. Semi-formal attire. Tickets
(includes dinner: $35 in advance; $45 at the
door; $3 off for active duty military with ID.
Cash only. Information: Deliris Montanez (704)
293-4307 or
Dance for Dreams is a nonprofit organization that supports amateur athletics.

Contra Dance The Southern New

Mexico Music and Dance Societys monthly
contra dance is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday,
March 21, at Mesilla Community Center, 2251
Calle de Santiago in Las Cruces, with music
from Jefferson Jones. The dance begins with
beginners lessons at 7:30 p.m.; no partner

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Young El Paso Singers Life of Christ
concert The Elite Ensemble of the Young
El Paso Singers (Y.E.S), directed by Dr. Cindy
Jay, will tell the story of Christ through music 7
to 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 28, at Western
Hills United Methodist Church, 524
Thunderbird. Accompanist is pianist Ruben
Gutierrez. Admission is free. Information: 2276002 or

EPSYO and EPSO Side-by-Side

Concert Performers from El Paso
Symphony Youth Orchestras and El Paso
Symphony Orchestra combine forces at the 7th
annual Side-by-Side performance at 3 p.m.
Sunday, March 30, at the Plaza Theatre, in
conjunction with Downtown KidsPalooza
Saturday, March 29. Tickets: $10-$32.
Information: 525-8978 or

Georgianna S. Davanelos Young Artist

Concert The young artist concert is 7:30

p.m. Sunday, March 30, at First Baptist

Church, supporting El Pas0 Young Artist
Performers. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the
door. Information: 581-5534 or

Pavlo and his Band Grant County

Community Concert Association presents the
Greek god of the guitar at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 3, at WNMU Fine Arts Center
Theater in Silver City. Pavlo introduced his
infectious signature 6-String VS Greek
Bouzouki sound in 1998, and has since
recorded nine albums, and performs more than
150 shows a year worldwide. Admission: $20
($5 students 17 and younger). Information:
(575) 538-5862 or

LCSO with Ray Anthony Las Cruces

Symphony Orchestra, directed by Lonnie Klein,
welcomes guest Ray Anthony, trumpet at 7:30
p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 5-6, at
NMSUs Atkinson Music Recital Hall. Selections
include Respighis Ancient Airs and Dances,
Haydns Concerto for Trumpet, Coplands
Quiet City and Mendelssohns Symphony No.
3 (Scottish). Tickets: $35, $40 and $45.
Information: (575) 646-3709 or
March 2014

needed. Cost: $6. Information: (575) 522-1691

The contra dances are old-time dances done
in long lines, accompanied by live, Appalachianstyle music.

Argentine Tango Nights Paso del

Norte Tango club hosts a weekly dance class 8
to 9 p.m. Saturdays at its new location at
Dancers Studio, 111 Rio Flor (off Mesa, across
from Bella Napoli Restaurant, followed by
Milonga (dance party) through 11 p.m.
Beginners welcome, partners not necessary.
Cost: $7. Information: 532-2043 or

Hafla at the Grapevine The Grapevine,

3900 W. Picacho, Las Cruces, will host its 13th
annual night of Middle Eastern, African and
Indian music, dance and food 2 to 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 27. Vendors and performers
now being accepted. Information: Linda, (575)

A luncheon with Klein is 11:30 a.m. Thursday,

April 3, at Paisano Cafe, 1740 Calle de
Mercado in Mesilla, featuring a preview of concert music. Cost: $20 at the door.

La Bohme El Paso Opera closes its season with the Italian opera by Luigi Illica and
Giuseppe Giacosa at 7:30 p.m. April 10 and
12 at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Based on the
novel Scnes de la vie de bohme by Henri
Murger, the opera centers on young bohemians
living in the Latin Quarter of Paris in the 1840s.
Tickets: $20-$90. Information: 581-5534 or
A pre-show dinner is planned with Desiree
Mays, renowned opera guest speaker and
author of Opera Unveiled, at the pre-show
dinner and Opera Talks. Cost: $39.

Symphony auditions The El Paso

Symphony Orchestra will hold auditions 10
a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 18. Location to be
announced. Applications due by May 1.
Information: EPSO Personnel Manager LeAnn
Isaac, 637-8144. Audition application and
requirements available online at
Positions open are Associate Concertmaster,
Assistant Concertmaster, Assistant Principal
2nd Violin, Section Violin (2 positions), Section
Viola (3 positions) Principal Cello, Principal
Bass, Assistant Principal Bass, 3rd Flute/Piccolo,
2nd Oboe/English Horn, Principal Bassoon and
Utility Horn.

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.

Sungold Chorus The El Paso Sungold

Chorus of the Sweet Adelines rehearses fourpart harmony 7 p.m. Mondays at All Saints
Church, 3500 McRae. All ladies interested in
making good friends and good music are invited. All ages and levels of musical background
welcome. Information: Jeanette, 778-7503 or
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Cesar Millan Live The Dog Whisperer

hits like Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off

and Gimmie That Girl, performs at 10 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 28, at Whiskey Dicks, 580 George
Dieter. Tickets: $20; available through Information: 921-9900 or

and his famous four-legged companion, Junior,

will share his philosophies and methods, then
present examples via live demonstrations with
multiple dogs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29,
at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets:
$32.50, $42.50, $55 and $85 (Ticketmaster).
Millan is best known for his National
Geographic television series, Dog Whisperer
with Cesar Millan, which ran from 2004 to
2012. His books Cesars Way, and two others
became New York Times best sellersl.

Red Molly The female Americana trio performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 7, 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
Since 2004 Red Molly has been bringing audiences to their feet with gorgeous three-part
harmonies, crisp musicianship, and their warm,
engaging stage presence. This past year, they
were invited to open multiple shows for music
legend Willie Nelson. Their new CD Light in
the Sky spent 20 weeks on the Americana
Music Associations Top 40 radio chart.

Night of Worship and Ministry Jesus

Culture presents Chris Quilala, Justin Jarvis, and
pastor Scott Thompson, with an evening of
worship, prayer, and preaching at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 12, at the Abraham Chavez
Center. Tickets: $25; 35 VIP seating.
(Ticketmaster). Information:
Over the past 5 years, the Jesus Culture band
has released five CD/DVDs with the latest
being Jesus Culture Awakening; Live from
Chicago in November 2011.

Jeff Dunham The comedian/ventriloquist

returns to NMSUs Pan American Center at
7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13. Tickets:

$40.50. (Ticketmaster).
Dunham popular characters include Achmed,
Walter, Jos Jalapeo, Peanut, Bubba J and
Dunhams latest creation, Diane. Jeff and Diane
played husband and wife in the Steve
Carrell/Paul Rudd comedy, Dinner for
Schmucks. .

Tim McGraw Tribute Todd Martin stars

in the country music tribute to Tim McGraw at
8 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Franklins
Lounge, Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino,
Sunland Park, N.M. Admission is free; age 21
and older admitted. Information: (575) 8745200 or

Bring It On: The Musical Broadway

in El Paso presents Broadway adaptation of the
high-flying hit movie at 7:30 p.m. Monday,
March 17, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $35$60 (Ticketmaster).
Bring It On tells the story of the
challenges and unexpected bonds formed
through the thrill of extreme competition, with
a colorful crew of characters, an exciting fresh
sound and explosive dance with aerial stunts.

Terri Hendrix The singer-songwriter performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 21, 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
With more than a dozen albums in her cata-

log, Hendrix is equally comfortable with blues,

folk, story songs, ballads, folk-rock, country and
New Orleans-style jazz.

Foam Wonderland The foam concert

and dance party is 9 p.m. Saturday, March 22,

at El Paso County Coliseum, featuring music by
Borgeous, Caked Up and Triad Dragons. All
ages show; bar available for 21 and older.
Tickets: $20 general admission; $30 VIP

Lucha de Nuda Crystal Lotus School of

Burlesque hosts the burlesque revue 9 p.m. to
1 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at Lowbrow
Palace, 111 E. Robinson, with guest performers
Adonis Malone and Cinema from Las Cruces,
Riri SynCyr, Perla Foxxx, and Rex Starchild
from Albuquerque and the Lotus Blossoms of
El Paso. Raffle prize of $200, plus a Luchador(a)
best costume contest. Seating is limited.
Tickets: $10; available at
Information: 777-1025 or

3 Pill Morning The group performs and

intimate set supporting their latest CD with
guest Vox Vendetta at 7 p.m. Sunday, March
23, at The Network, 317 E. Mills. Tickets: $10;
age 18 and older welcome; available on

Alan Jackson The country superstar per-

forms at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at

UTEPs Don Haskins Center. Jackson has sold
nearly 60 million albums worldwide, topped the
country singles charts 35 times, and scored
more than 50 Top 10 hits. Tickets: $28.75,
$43.75 and $55.75 (Ticketmaster).
Alan Jackson is in the elite company of Paul
McCartney and John Lennon among songwriters whove written more than 20 songs that
theyve recorded and taken to the top of the
charts. His current album, The Bluegrass
Album, debuted No. 1 on Billboards Bluegrass
Albums Sales Chart and has remained in the
top position ever since.

The Tokens The pop group known for

their hit The Lion Sleeps Tonight, closes the
Showtime El Paso! at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March
28, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets:
$30 ($10 students); open seating. Information:
544-2022 or

Gerardo Ortiz The corrido singer performs with Julion and 3BallMty at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 29, at El Paso County
Coliseum. Tickets: $36.50 to $50

Carlos Mencia The superstar standup

comic performs Thursday through Sunday,
April 3-6, at the Comic Strip, 1201 Airway.
Tickets: $27.50 Thursday, $32.50 Friday and
Saturday; available from No
free passes accepted. Information/showtimes:
779-5233 or
Mencia, superstar/stand-up comedian, promises to put on a show much like his Comedy
Central hit, Mind of Mencia.

Celtic Woman: The Emerald Tour

The global music phenomenons all-new stage
tour is 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at The Plaza
Theatre, celebrating Ireland and the Celtic heritage through traditional Irish anthems, pop
standards and original music. Tickets: $39 and
$69 Ticketmaster). Information:
Celtic Woman showcases the talent and
charisma of four young Irish women, combining
Irish traditional music with contemporary pop
standards and memorable original compositions. Recently named Billboard magazines No.
1 World Music Artist, Celtic Woman incorporates world-class musicians, the Aontas Choir,
bagpipers and championship Irish dancers.
Since its inception in 2004, the ensemble has
sold overn eight million copies of its releases.
Sesame Street Live Make A New
Friend The Sesame Street Live annual

Easter week shows are April 17-20 at the

Abraham Chavez Theatre. Presented by VEE
Corporation. Showtimes are 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, 2 and 6:30 p.m. Friday, 10:30, 2 and
5:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets: $15, $20 and $30 (Ticketmaster).
Information: 1-800-745-3000 or

Rock of Ages Broadway in El Paso presents the worldwide rock party musical at 7:30
p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at the Plaza Theatre.
Tickets: $35-$60 (Ticketmaster).
The musical features a mix of 28 80s tunes
including Dont Stop Believin, We Built This
City, The Final Countdown, Wanted Dead
of Alive, Here I Go Again, I Cant Fight This
Feeling, and I Want To Know What Love Is.
In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl
met a big city rocker in LAs most famous rock
club, and they fell in love to the greatest songs
of the 80s.

Les Miserables UTEP Dinner Theatre

presents the award-winning musical, later to be
an Academy Award-nominated film for it official
Centennial Production April 25-May 17.
Tickets go on sale March 24. Showtime is 7
p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 2:30 p.m.
Sunday shows. Tickets: $26-$45 dinner shows;

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Tricky Falls 209 S. El Paso. All shows are

$16-$26 non-dinner matinees. Information:

747-6060 of Ticket information:
747-6060 or

Jerry Seinfeld One of Americas most

successful comedians comes to El Paso 7 p.m.
Friday, May 2, at Abraham Chavez Theatre.
Tickets on sale March 7 (Ticketmaster).

George Lopez The stand-up comedy star

and El Paso favorite presents his Listen To My
Face Tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the
Abraham Chavez Theatre. Former star of the
ABC George Lopez sitcom and TBSs Lopez
Tonight, Lopez also is a frequent host of Que
Locos on Univision. Tickets: $37 to $57

Morrissey The alternative music icon and

former lead singer of The Smiths performs at 8
p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at The Plaza Theatre.
Tickets: $27-$47 (Ticketmaster).
Neon Desert Music Festival The 4th
annual music festival is 3 p.m. Saturday, and
Sunday, May 24-25, at Cleveland Square Park,
510 N. Santa Fe, in Downtown El Paso. Early
bird tickets on are $55 (two day general admission); VIP tickets are $250; available online at

Jersey Boys Broadway in El Paso presents the Broadway smash-hit musical at May
28-June 1, at the Plaza Theatre. The show
highlighting the music and live of Frankie Valle
and the Four Season will come to the Sun City
for and eight-performance run. Contains
authentic profane Jersey language. Showtimes
are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Thursday and Sunday, 8 p.m. Friday, and 2 and
8 p.m. Saturday, Tickets: $50-$70
Tech N9nes Independent Grind Tour
2014 The genre-busting hip-hop groups

tour is Monday, June 16, at Tricky Falls, 209 S.

El Paso, with guests Krizz Kaliko, Freddie
Gibbs, Jarren Benton and Psych Ward Druggies.
Doors open at 7 p.m. All ages show.
Information: 351-9909 or
Tickets: $25 general admission (VIP packages
available. Ticket available online at or

Enrique Bunbury One of Spains most

respected rock singers performs at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 10, at The Plaza Theatre.
Tickets: $39.50, $90.50, $59.50 and $79.50.

One Direction The wildly popular British

boy bands Where We Are Tour comes to El
Paso at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at Sun Bowl
Stadium. Tickets: $39.50, $59.50 and $99.50
Live While Were Young VIP Party packages
available for $350. including reserved seat, preconcert party, tour merchandise, early entrance
and more.

March 2014

all-ages (16 and older), unless listed otherwise.

Information: 351-9909 or
Tickets for most shows available at All That
Music, Bowie Feathers, Marias Closet, Eloise
and online at
Grind Presents The Coven 9 p.m. Friday,
Feb 28, hosted by Bianca Felix and Mizz
Alfred, featuring performers Carnitas, Nikki de
la Hoya, Terror Krueger, Paige Nerotic, Puta
Kahlo, Nene Montecito, Akasha B. Couture an
Tristiana, with de sets by Bloody Holly.
Kinky Friedmans Seeds of Change Tour is 8
p.m. Saturday, March 1. Tickets limited; cost
to be announced.
Tribal Seeds The spring 2014 tour is 7
p.m. Sunday, March 2, with, New Kingston
and Inna Vision, Sense N Change and B Series.
Call for ticket information.
SoMo The R&B/pop performers
Everything is Bigger in Texas Tour is 7 p.m.
Friday, March 7. Tickets: $16.50-$18.50 general admission; $50 meet-and-greet.
Children of Bodom The Finnish metal
bands Halo of Blood Tour is 7 p.m. Saturday,
March 8, with Tyr. Tickets: $20.
Johnny Craig The alternative singer performs 7 p.m. Sunday, March 9, with Avindale,
Gentlemen and Hallows. Tickets: $12.
Fuel The alternative rockers perform at 8
p.m. Friday, March 14. Tickets to be
Moving Units The LA dance punk band
performs at 9 p.m. Sunday, March 16, with
Tom Lake and The Great Shapes. Tickets: $8$10.
The American Dream Tour The metal
core tour featuring Bring Me The Horizon and
Of Mice and Men is 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18,
with Let Live and Issues. Tickets: $33.80
The Trillest Tour The tour featuring rappers Bun B and Kirko Bangz is 8 p.m.
Wednesday, March 19. Tickets: $20-$50.
Deltron 3030 The alt hip-hop artists
Event 2 Tour is Monday, March 24, with Del
the Funky Homosapien, Dan The Automator
and Kid Koala. Tickets to be announced.
Destruction The thrash metal band performs at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, with
Krisiun, Exmortus, March of Chronos,
Bladehenge and Pwabk. Tickets: $15 in
Blue October The altnernative band performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 27. Tickets
to be announced.
Schoolboy Q The hip hop artist performs
at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 29, with Isaian
Rashad and Vince Staples. Tickets to be
Emmure The death metal bands Mosh
Lives Tour is 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, with
Volumes, Gideon and Sworn In. Tickets: $15 in
Wayne Static The Static-X frontman performs the Wisconsin Death Trip album in its
entirety for its 15th anniversary tour at 8 p.m.

Sunday, April 6, with We Are The Riot (featuring Meegs and Mikal of Coal Chamber). Tickets
to be announced.
Bless The Fall The metal band performs 8
p.m. Tuesday, April 8, with Silverstein, The
Amity Affliction, Secrets and The Artist.
Tickets: $15 in advance.
Show Ta Product The Chicana rapper
performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 10. Tickets:
Mad Caddies The ska punk band 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 12, with Mrs. Skannotto.
Tickets: $18-$20.
Kataklysm The metal band performs
at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 20, with Aborted,
Fleshpile, Devour the Unborn and March of
Doom. Tickets: $15 in advance.

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Mogwai The Glasgow rockers perform at

8 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, with guests to be
announced. Tickets: $18.
Old 97s The alt country band performs at
8 p.m. Monday, May 5, with Nikki Lane.
Tickets to be announced.

Socorro Entertainment Center

11200 Santos Sanchez (off Socorro Road, 4.5
miles southeast of Loop 375). Admission is free
($10 17 and younger) unless otherwise listed.
Information: 860-7777 or
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy performs a Mardi Gras
celebration Tuesday, March 4.

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Rocktagon MMA fighting is Saturday, March

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
Lucha de Nuda Crystal Lotus School of
Burlesque Arts presents the Burlesque Revue
Saturday, March 22. Tickets: $10-$100.
The Slackers The New York ska band
performs 7 p.m. Saturday, March 29. $12.
Mobb Deep The hip-hop duo of Havoc
and Prodigy performs Saturday, April 12. $25.
Baths The electronic glitch-hop musician performs at Monday, April 14, with special guest Young Fathers. Tickets: $10
Future Islands The electronic new wave
duo perform Monday, April 21. Tickets: $10.
Acid Mothers Temple The music collective
led by Kawabata Makoto performs Sunday,
May 4, with guest Perhaps. Tickets: $10.
Flickinger Center for Performing Arts
1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo.
Information: (575) 437-2202 or
Pink Follies The fundraiser for Gerald
Champion Regional Medical Center Auxiliary
scholarship fund is 7 p.m. Saturday, March 1,
featuring local talent. Tickets: $10 ($5 children).
Vocaldente Germanys most successful a
cappella group performs vocal arrangements of
classic favorites and pop hits at 7 p.m. Saturday,
March 8. Tickets: $20, $32 and $40.
Ellis Island The immigrant experience
comes to life in this family musical at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 11. Tickets: $9 ($5 age 12 and
COPE Benefit performance 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 15. Tickets to be announced.
Letters Home The performance that
puts the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq front and
center by bringing to life actual letters written
by soldiers serving in the Middle East is 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 20. Tickets: $5, $14 and $33.
My Sinatra The tribute to the life and
music of Frank Sinatra is 7 p.m. Saturday,
March 29. Rescheduled from Nov. 23.
Rave On! The Buddy Hollow Experience
The performance that re-invents the ordinary
tribute show with a high-energy rock-n-roll
extravaganza at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 1.
Tickets: $13, $24 and $32.
Alamogordo High School Choir performs at
6 p.m. Thursday, April 3.
Alamogordo Daily News presents Women
of Merit at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 5.
Godspell Alamogordo Music Theatre
presents the musical conceived by John-Michael
Tebelak with songs by Stephen Schwartz April
11-13 and April 18-19. The musical presents a
look at the Gospel according to St. Matthew
through skits and song. Tickets to be
Wizard of Oz The family musical is 6:30
p.m. Monday, April 21. Tickets: $9 ($5 age 12
and younger).
Play Me The music of Neil Diamond is 7
p.m. Saturday, April 26. Tickets: $15.
Wild Women of Song A show celebrating
the lives and music of women songwriters from
the Tin Pan Alley era is 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6.
Tickets: $13, $24 and $32.
Academy of Ballet and Tap perform at 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 10. Tickets: $10.
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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
George Thorogood & The Destroyers
The Southern rock/blues legend performs
Sunday, March 2. Tickets: $25-$80.
Paul Rodriguez The Latin King of Comedy
performs Saturday, March 15. Tickets. $25$65.
Dustin Lynch The rising country star
known for hits like Cowboys and Angels, and
She Cranks My Tractor performs Monday,
March 24. Tickets: $25-$65.
Volbeat The metal/rockabilly band performs at 7 p.m. Friday, April 4. Tickets: $40
general admission.
Creedence Clearwater Revisited The classic swamp rock band featuring former members of Creedence Clearwater Revival performs Friday, April 11. Tickets: $25-$90.
Cirque Ziva The circus tour presented by
the Golden Dragon Acrobats is Sunday, April
27. Tickets: $20-$55.
3BallMTY Three of Latin musics best pop
DJs perform Saturday, May 3. $20-$60.
Al Hurricane The Godfather of New
Mexico Music and his son Al Hurricane Jr.
Sunday, May 4, as part of the resorts Cinco
De Mayo Celebration. Tickets: $15-$35.
REO Speedwagon The 80s rock legends
perform Saturday, May 31. Tickets: $25-$65.

Spencer Theater for Performing Arts

Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information:
(575) 336-4800, (888) 818-7872 or
Pre-show buffets are served at 6 p.m. for
some shows: $20.
Hair The Tony winning 1960s rock musical is 3 p.m. Sunday, March 2. Tickets: $76$79.
The Firebird and Rodeo Ruidoso
Dance Ensemble presents a doubleheader performance at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 15.
Tickets: $30.
Bella Electric Strings The string group performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 22. Led by
rock violinist and arranger Nina Di Gregorio,
the classically trained musicians performr blistering solos and unique arrangements of songs
by Queen, Led Zepplin, the Beatles and more.
Tickets: $56-$59.
West Side Story The history-making
Broadway musical is 3 and 8 p.m. Monday,
March 31. Tickets: $63-$66 matinee; $66-$69
Hank & My Honky Tonk Heroes Jason
Petty stars in this nostalgic look at Hank
Williams at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 19. $56-$59.
Gary Lewis and The Playboys The classic
oldies band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, May
3. Tickets: $56-$59.

NM Tech Performing Arts Series

Performances are 7:30 p.m. at New Mexico
Techs Macey Center, Socorro, N.M.
Information: (575) 835-5688 or
Tap: The Show The powerhouse production, celebrating the artistry of tap dance
from around the globe is Friday, March 7.
Tickets: $20 ($18 seniors; $10 youth).
Guy Forsyth Trio The Texas rock and
blues trio performs Friday, March 28. Tickets:
$16 ($14 seniors; $8 youth).
Presidential Chamber Music Series IV: Piano
Quartets Monday, March 31. Free.
Mark Nizers 3D Comedy Show The
world-class juggler and comedian performs
Friday, April 4. Tickets: $10-$20
March 2014

High Noon Music Series UTEPs free

weekly outdoor concert series is noon to 1
p.m. Wednesdays at UTEPs Student Union
Plaza, featuring a variety of music. Information:
747-5711 or
March 5: Great Shapes (indie/alternative)
March 19: Collisions (post-rock instrumental)
March 26: Ribo Flavin (alternative/hip-hop)
April 2: Miijas (surf rock/punk)
Hanks Jazz Festival The 22nd annual
festival runs all day Thursday through Saturday,
March 6-8, in the Hanks High School auditorium, 2100 Lee Trevino Regional middle and high
school students will perform throughout the
festival, with guest artists saxophonist Brad
Leali and trumpet player Maclej Fortuna.
Audience admission is free. Information: 4349700 or
The final concert is 7 p.m. Saturday.

La Parada The indoor/outdoor monthly

music series is 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 7, at
the San Carlos Building, 501 Texas. Admission:
$5, ages 18 and older welcome. Information:
La Parada is an ongoing music, art and social
party held the first Friday of the month.

RGT Live! The open mic for musicians,

singers and songwriters is 7 to 9 p.m. the first
Friday of the month (March 7) 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

Elvis Returns! La Tierra Cafe, 1731

Montana, presents the dinner show at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 8, featuring the tribute to The
King. 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
The April 12 show is a Tribute to Juan
Gabriel, and the May 10 show features
Flamenco Duende Gitano.

Mexican Summer Festival Mexican

Summer and Ballroom Marfa will host an all day
music festival noon to sundown Saturday,
March 8, at El Cosmico, 802 S. Highland in
Marfa, Texas. Performers include Connan
Mockasin, No Joy, Quilt, Weyes Blood and Arp.
Admission is free. Information: (432) 729-1950

New Bums The Drag City records band

performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at

Marfa Book Co., 105 S. Highland in Marfa,
Texas, in support of their latest record Voice
From an Empty Room. Information: (432)
729-3906 or

St. Patricks music festival The Hoppy

Monk, 4141 N. Mesa, hosts its annual all-day
bash noon to 2 a.m. Monday, March 17, with
area bands performing throughout the day and
evening, including The Pinsetters, Sorry About
Your Sister, Ribo Flavin, Great Shapes in The
Works and The San Patricios. Information: 3073263 or

Roy Zimmerman Connects the Blue

Dots The satirical songwriter in the tradition of Tom Lehrer and Phil Ochs performs at
7:30 p.m. Friday, March 21, at Unitarian
Universalist Community of El Paso, 4425
March 2014

Byron. Zimmerman tours almost constantly,

taking his funny songs about fracking, creationism, marijuana laws, government shutdown,
same-sex marriage, guns, taxes and abstinence
across the country, often playing in some of the
least progressive places in America for the
most progressive people there. Suggested cost:
$18. Information: 562-4001 or

A Class Act The Remember Then musicians host a benefit concert to support the Rio
Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall in Las
Cruces, with a concert 2 p.m. Sunday, March
23. Concert tickets: $12 in advance, $15 day of
show. Information: (575) 523-6403 or

David Cerros The El Paso musician performs 6 to 9 p.m. Saturdays in February at Las
Palmas Mexican Restaurant, 1605 George
Dieter. Information: 629-9898.

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. Suggested donation: $2. Information:
(575) 523-6403 or
March 4: Decade of the Dead Arcade.
March 18: TBA.

Ballroom Marfa B108 E. San Antonio in

Marfa, Texas. Information: (432) 729-3600 or
Acclaimed singer/songwriter Tish Hinojosa
performs a free concert at 8 p.m. Saturday,
March 1, at the USO Building.
The Doodlin Hogwallops perform April 12,
as part of the Presidio County Fair. Details to
be announced.
Howling Coyote Coffeehouse The
open mic event is 7 p.m. Friday, March 7, at
Center for Spiritual Living, 575 N. Main, on Las
Cruces Downtown Main Street. Signup begins
at 6:30 p.m. Information: Bob Burns, (575)
525-9333 or
The Howling Coyote is open to acoustic
musicians, poets, storytellers, and singer/songwriters on the first Friday of the month, and is
free and open to the public. Family-friendly
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino
1200 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.
Ardovinos Live Music Ardovinos
Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Dr. in Sunland
Park, hosts live music at 8 p.m. every Friday
and Saturday. Information: (575) 589-0653.
Railroad Blues 504 W. Holland, Alpine,
Texas. Most performances begin at 9 p.m.
Admission: $8, unless otherwise listed.
Information: (432) 837-3103 or
Saturday, March 1: Radio La Chusma
Tuesday, March 4: Wildflower Band
Friday, March 14: Pete Anderson

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Saturday, March 22: Chrome Molly
Saturday, March 28: Sheila Marshall. 10 p.m.
Thursday, April 3: Cody Canada and The
Departed, 10 p.m.
Saturday, April 5: El Tule, 10 p.m.

Sunset Soundtracks 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

Friday, Feb. 28: Molybden with Ross

Monday, March 10: Jay Arner with Raw
Wednesday, March 12: Dim Peaks
Sunday, March 16: Post-rock band JoyCut
with SW/MM/NG
Friday, March 21: New age electronic band
Thursday, March 27: Modern folk band
Technicolor Hearts.

wise listed. Information: 432-729-4425 or
Tuesday, March 11: Dot Wiggins (of the
Wednesday, March 12: Ty Segall. Tickets to
be determined.
Friday, March 21: Darsombra
Saturday, April 5: Holy Wave

Paul Rodriguez The Latino stand-up

Padres Marfa 209 W. El Paso Street in

Marfa, Texas. Admission is free, unless other-

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. Tickets: $6 Wednesday and
Thursday, $12 Friday and Saturday, $8 Sunday,
unless listed otherwise. Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233) or
Feb. 26-March 2: Sadiki Fuller, with Eric
Alegria. Host is Dave Graham.
March 5-9: Flip Schultz with feature act
Allison Weber. Schultzs high-energy performances earned him a win at West Palm Beach
HBO Comedy Showcase and a role in the film
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Estadio Jaime Canales Lira Av. Vicente

Guerrero at Gregorio M. Solis (near Cordova
Bridge). Tickets at General
admission sold at the door.
Intocable performs at 8 p.m. Saturday,
March 8. Tickets begin at 160 pesos; VIP
tables for four are 5,700 pesos, includes one
bottle of wine.
Zoe, a Mexican group that has won numerous awards since its launch in 1995, performs
at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 15.

Bazar Del Monumento The weekly

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.
Rock bands perform 1-4 p.m..
A free Zumba Master Class is 11 a.m. to 1
p.m. Sunday, March 9. Organized by Carolina
Rosas Heimpel and coordinated by Zumba
instructor Sobeyda Lili (Flor del Desierto).

La Bandida Discoteque Boulevard

Zaragoza and Carretera at Casas Grandes, in
front of Gran Patio Mall. Jesus Ojeda performs
in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 15.
Tickets are $ 200 to 650, available at

Salon Paso Del Norte Plutarco Elias

Calles Av at 21 de marzo. Media cosplay expo
is 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday,
March 29-30.
El Rincon De Ana Lucia The restaurant
and gallery is at Blvd Tomas Fernandez 82152A (lower level in front of Torres Campestre
Showing all month: exhibition and sale of art
by Eli Morales, Geo Gamez and Alejandro
Ortiz. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

La Rodadora Jurezs new interactive

childrens museum is in the citys Parque
Central. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays
through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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Carlos Mencia, the superstar standup comic

behind the Comedy Central hit Mind of
Mencia performs Thursday through Sunday,
April 3-6. Tickets: $27.50 Thursday, $32.50
Friday and Saturday; no free passes accepted.
Comedy Night at The Red Room
Refried Comedy EP host free standup comics
8:30 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday, at the Red
Room Bar, 317 E Mills, with comics from El
Paso and Las Cruces. Information: 532-0466 or
on facebook at RefriedElPaso.

El Paso Scene

comic, actor and television producer performs

at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Inn of the
Mountain Gods Resort and Casino in
Mescalero, N.M. Ages 21 and older admitted.
Tickets: $65 (Ticketmaster). Information: 1877-277-5677 or
Rodriguezs movie credits include Born in
East L.A. and Made in America, and the
voice of Chico in Beverly Hills Chihuahua.

George Lopez The stand-up comedy

star and El Paso favorite presents his Listen To
My Face Tour at at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at
the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Former star of
the ABC George Lopez sitcom and TBSs
Lopez Tonight, Lopez also is a frequent host
of Que Locos on Univision. Tickets: $37 to
$57 (Ticketmaster)

Saturdays and Sundays. Admission: 65 pesos

(around $5). Theater admission: 30 pesos
($2.50 US). Theater/museum combo is 79
pesos ($6.25 US). Information: 52-656-5582415 or
The museum features 120 permanent interactive exhibits. Exhibits include opportunities to
explore the origins of life, the formation of the
planets, how the deserts were formed, paleontology, history and heritage and traditions, with
a focus on art and expression.
There is also a 3D theater, library with computer area, outdoor garden with labyrinth and
performance venue.

Museo del Chamizal Chamizal Park,

Jurez (next to the Bridge of the Americas).
The museum features archaeological and historic exhibits. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday. Information: 6111048.
Showing all month: Early Man in Mexico.

Bridge Over the Abyss The new

book by Walter Schaefer (Jurez correspondent
for El Paso Scene) covers the art history of
Jurez from 1890 through the present. Book
price is 150 pesos. Available in Jurez at the
Correo Passage, Libreria Alex at Soriana San
Lorenzo and Rio Grande Mall; and in El Paso at
Agave Rosa Gallery.
Juarez en la Frontera The radio cultural talk show is 2-3 p.m. Sundays, 1490 AM.

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

March 2014

Ramirez and Vicente Guerrero, one block from

Parque Borunda.
Festival Internacional de Drama Espaol Siglo
de Oro presents three plays. Admission is free.
7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28: Morfeo Teatro from
Cuevas de San Clemente, Spain presents La
lozana andaluza by Francisco Delicado.
7 p.m. Saturday, March 1: Morfeo Teatro
from Cuevas de San Clemente, Spain, presents
La escuela de los vicios by Francisco de
7 p.m. Sunday, March 2: CMA Company of
Jurez presents Entremeses Cervantinos.

Gimnasio Josue Neri Santos Av.

Mariscal at Maria Martinez, downtown. Boxing
beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28,. Headline
match is Pipino Cuevas Jr. vs. Markos Gonzalez.
Also on the card are two women bouts featuring sisters La Catrina and La Bonita. Admission
is 50 to 100 pesos.
Alianza Francesa de Cd. Jurez Calle
Tlaxcala #2644 Col. Margaritas (at Ignacio
Ramirez). Information: 6391011 (Tania Bonfil)
Mardi Gras party is at 7 p.m. Saturday, March
1. Wear your favorite costume; prizes for best
costume. Fee admission, but bring beverage or
cold dish to share.

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, and
centers the box office.
11 a.m. Saturday, March 1: Prince Igor de
Borodin, opera broadcast live from the New
York Met on a giant screen
7 p.m. Saturday, March 8: University
Symphonic Orchestra concert, The trumpet in
the Orchestra
1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 9: GQ
The Musical
7 p.m. Wednesday, March 12: International
Spanish singer Joan Manuel Serrat. Tickets: 550
to 1,200 pesos
7 and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 19:
Theater performance of Porque los hombres
aman a las cabronas, with Gabriel Soto,
Araceli Arambula and Jessica Coch
4 and 6 p.m. Sunday, March 30: Music theater performance of Spelling Bee with Ana
Regina Cuaron and other artists.
Festival Internacional de Drama Espaol Siglo
de Oro presents two plays. Tickets are free,
but must be picked up the day of the play at
the box office.
7 p.m. Monday, March 3: Cambalache
Teatro and Escuela Superior de Arte Dramatico
de Murcia of Murcia, Spain presents De fuera
vendraquien de casa nos echara by Agustin
7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4: Cambalache
Teatro and Escuela Superior de Arte Dramatico
de Murcia of Murcia, Spain presents a 1940s
adaptation of El secreto a voces by Pedro
Calderon de la Barca.

Cibeles Convention Center Av. Toms

Fernndez 8450, between Calle Portales and
Antonio J. Bermudez, Zona Campestre.
Lovin the 80s dance, with DJ music from the
era, is at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 1. Wear 80s
attire. Admission is 325 pesos; bring your own
bottle if desired.
March 2014

Foro Nora Rancho Aguacaliente 7231.

Pradera Dorada Zone (rear of Costco building).
Theater performance of El Atascadero,
directed by Jisel Arroyo, is at 8 p.m. Saturday
and 7 p.m. Sunday, March 1-2. The play, dealing with the long, slow lines to cross the
bridges from Jurez to El Paso, stars the comic
performer Sandra Castaeda. Admission: 70

Jackets Soaps Shawls Scarves

Auditorio Benito Jurez Ignacio

Placita Santa Fe, 5034 Doniphan

Enter through The Marketplace / Magic Bistro

Gifts of All Kinds!

Language Ar t & Expression Tiles Hand Lotion Pouchee Purse Organizers

Purses Felt Birdhouses Bee Bar

All phone numbers listed are in Juarz.

Minerals & Fossils Whimsical Clocks Fashion Jewelry Swap Watches

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
A documentary series organinzed by national
film artists Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna,
will be presented each Saturday in March. All
shows are at 4 p.m. Cost is 20 pesos (10 pesos
for students with ID and seniors). Non-Spanish
language films shown with subtitles
March 1: Expedition to the end of the
world (Denmark)
March 8: Three voice diary (Mexico)
March 15: The Invisibles (France)
March 22: Revenge (Russia))
March 29: Looking for Sugarman
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

The Marketplace

Telon de Arena Theater and cafe is at

Cayetano Lpez #566 Col. Partido La Fuente.
Information: 6119545,
At 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through
March 16 is the childrens theatre El Ogrito
(The Little Monster). Admission is 100 pesos
(60 pesos for children, students and teachers).
7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 1-2: Su
Alteza Serenisima, a theater performance on
the life of Mexican dictator Santa Anna.
Admission: 60 and 100 pesos.
7 p.m. Thursday, March 6: movie screening
of The Ghost Writer (Poland). Free admission.
7 p.m. Friday through Sunday, March 7-9
and 14-16: Theater performance of Justicia
Negada (Denial of Justice) by Perla De la Rosa.
Admission: 60 and 100 pesos.
7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 28-29:
Pop and jazz music by Criss and John.
Admission: 60 and 100 pesos.



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A ten-bout UFC evnt begins at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 2. Tickets at
Plaza De La Mexicanidad
(Monumental X Explanade)
Boulevard 4 Siglos and Plutarco Elias Calles.
Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 2: Food and
beverage sale to benefit Dulce, a girl in need of
cancer treatment.
Noon to 1:30 a.m. Friday through Sunday,
March 14-16: Juarez Bike Fest 2014, featuring
local and foreign motorcycle clubs will participate, motorcycle expo, wrestling show, food
booths, raffles and 17 rock bands, including
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Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam

Conference USA Championship The

The U.S. Hot Rod Monster Jam is 7 p.m.

Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1-2, at Sun
Bowl Stadium. Tickets: $10 (Ticketmaster).

mens basketball championship is Tuesday

through Saturday, March 11-15, at UTEPs
Don Haskins Center. Final championship game
is 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Tickets: $15-$50
The Conference USA womens basketball
games are at UTEPs Memorial Gymnasium.
The championship game is at 6 p.m. Saturday,
at the Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $10

El Paso Raiders The semipro adult football team, now in its second year, plays its
home games at Socorro ISDs Student Activities
Center, and is part of the New Mexico Premier
Football League. Game time is 2 p.m., unless
listed otherwise. Admission: $2; parking is free.
Information: 497-6266 or
Sunday, March 16: Alamogordo Dawgs
Sunday, March 23: El Paso Seminoles
Sunday, March 30: Sun City Reapers, BATYSimang Stadium (Bowie High School), 801 S.
San Marcial.

Chihuahuas auditions El Paso

Chihuahuas will hold open auditions for a PA
announcer and on-field emcee for the 2014
inaugural season, as well as national anthem
singers. Resumes and audition tapes may be
sent to Information:
533-BASE. The first home stand for the El
Paso Chihuahuas in the new downtown ballpark is scheduled for April 28-May 1, with a
four-game series against the Fresno Grizzlies.

College sports
UTEP Mens Basketball - The Miners final
home game of the season is 7:05 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 27, against Tulsa at the Don
Haskins Center. Tickets: $8-$50
(Ticketmaster). Information: 747-5234 or
The Conference USA Championship is March
11-15. See separate listing for details

NMSU Mens Basketball The final

home game of the season is 7 p.m. Thursday,
March 6, against Grand Canyon University, at
the Pan American Center in Las Cruces.
Tickets: $7 to $28.91 (Ticketmaster).
Information: (575) 646-1447 or

NMSU Womens Basketball The Lady

Aggies home games are at Pan Am Center in
Las Cruces. Game time is usually at 6 p.m.

Tickets: $5. (Ticketmaster) Information: (575)

646-1447 or
Thursday, Feb. 27: Utah Valley State
Saturday, March 1: CSU Bakersfield.

UTEP Softball - The Miners softball teams

home games are at UTEPs Helen of Troy
Complex. Regular home games (Saturday
games doubleheaders, unless otherwise listed).
Information: 747-5347 or
6 p.m. Tuesday, March 4: New Mexico State
2 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday, March 89: Southern Miss
2 p.m. Friday, and noon Saturday, March 2122: North Texas (Doubleheader Friday)

Tejanos baseball The Tejanos of El Paso

Community College play doubleheader home
games at noon Fridays and Saturdays at the
Valle Verde Campus Baseball Field, off Hunter.
Admission is free. Information: 831-2275.
March 7-8: Frank Phillips College.

Springtime Track Invitational The

annual UTEP spring field and track meet is all
day Saturday, March 22, at Kidd Field. The
event features mens and womens college
teams as well as the top qualifying high school
athletes from the region. Information: 7475812 or
UTEP Tennis UTEPs final home tennis
matches are at El Paso Tennis Club, 2510 N. St.
Vrain (in Arroyo Park). Matches begin at 10
a.m. unless otherwise listed. Admission is free.
Information: 747-5347 or
Saturday, March 22: New Mexico
Sunday, March 23: NMSU
Saturday, March 29: Louisiana-Monroe (10
a.m.) and Western New Mexico (3 p.m.)
Saturday, April 5: Tarleton State

Tejanas softball - The EPCC Tejanas home

games are at the Valle Verde Softball Field.
Game time is 1 p.m., unless otherwise listed.
All games are doubleheaders. Admission is free.
Information: 831-2275 or
Softball office: 831-2367.
March 7-8: Howard College
March 9-10: Costal Bend College
March 21-22: Frank Phillips College. Game
time is 1 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday.

El Paso Bicycle Club - All rides are free and
open to the public; helmets required.
Information: or
Wednesday night rides, a tradition for over 20
years, begin March 12. The leaderless rides of
18-22 miles leave from Rio Plaza, 6205 Upper
Valley Rd (at Artcraft). The favorite route is a
20-mile loop to Gadsden H.S. ,Most riders
begin about 5-5:30 p.m. Optional dinner afterward at Hello Pizza, 1071 Country Club Rd.
The club will have an information table from 5
to 5:30 p.m. with maps and also offer a moderate pace (15-17 mph) ride at 5:15 p.m.
8 a.m. Saturday, March 1 - Meet at Rio
Plaza. Ride up Artcraft to Border Crossing,
then out and back Strauss Road, over to War
Eagles Museum and back via La Union. Mixed
paces depending on who shows up; there will
be plenty of regrouping points. 45-50 miles.
Randy Limbird, 915-328-4110.
9 a.m. Sunday, March 2 - Meet in La Mesa
across from Eagle Grocery (NM 28 across from
Chopes) for a moderate (14-17 mph BIG compatible) ride to Mesilla over back roads. After a
break at The Bean, well return via Hwy 28 to
La Mesa. 30 miles. Bob Clark, 915-204-2531.
Riders in need of a more spirited ride can meet
at Rio Plaza, organize yourselves and hammer it
up NM 28 to meet us at The Bean.
8 a.m. Saturday, March 8 - Meet at Rio
Plaza, 6205 Upper Valley, and ride the
Wednesday Night Route. Intermediate pace
(16-18 mph) to Gadsden High School; riders
have option to go on to La Mesa at their own
pace (40 miles total) or return to Rio Plaza (20
miles). Rick Rivas, 867-7199
9 a.m. Sunday, March 9 - Daylight Savings
Ride. Meet at Rio Plaza, 6205 Upper Valley Rd

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(at Artcraft), for ride to The Bean in Mesilla (62
miles round trip). Moderate-to-intermediate
pace No-Drop group (15-17 mph), Larry
Reid, 584-8288, and faster pace group (18-20+
mph), Chris Hoffman, 915-497-3026.
8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 15 - Meet at Rio
Plaza. All current and prospective ride leaders
are encouraged to come at 8:30 a.m. to review
basics of leading rides. Ride will begin at 9 a.m.
and will explore the network of bike paths
along Artcraft, McNutt and the River Trail,
including the path that goes halfway up Artcraft
west of McNutt. 20- and 30-mile options. Very
moderate pace (14-16 mph); faster option
available depending on participants. Randy
Limbird, 915-328-4110.
9 a.m. Sunday, March 16 - Meet at Memorial
Park for 9-mile ride along course of the Mighty
Mujer bicycle segment and learn more about
the April 19 womens triathlon. Marty Boyd,
588-5161. Tony Casas will lead a transition clinic after the ride.
8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 22 - Meet at Rio
Plaza and ride to the River Trail, north to
Vinton, then valley roads to OHara and then to
Dos Lagos Country Club for cookie break.
Return via rollers. First half will be moderate
(16-18) mph, return will be at your own pace.
30 miles. Rick Rivas, 867-7199
8:30 a.m. Sunday, March 23 - Meetup at
Madeline. Two rides will start at 8:30 a.m. at
Madeline Park in Kern Place.
Clockwise route along West Side, rollers,
Anthony Gap and back via Northeast.
Intermediate to fast pace (18+ mph). Derrick
Posey, 915-222-1114, and Chris Hoffman, 915497-3026
Scenic and Beyond: Moderate ride over
Scenic to Northeast to Central and back. 25
miles, moderate pace (16-18). Charlie Gallarzo,
8 a.m. Saturday, March 29. Leaderless ride
leaving from Rio Plaza. Participants choose
pace, route.
4 p.m. Saturday, March 29.
Beginner/Intermediate Group Orientation.
Meet at Rio Plaza, 6205 Upper Valley Rd (at
Artcraft) for introduction to this seasons B/IG
program and an easy 10-mile ride on Upper
Valley roads. Margaret OKelley, 588-3825.
8:30 a.m. Sunday, March 30 - Scenic,
Eastside Transmountain Climb. Meet at
Madeline Park in Kern Place for climbing ride
that will go over Scenic then head to
Transmountain Road. Climb to top and return
via same route. 30-35 miles. Moderate-tointermediate pace No-Drop Group, Larry
Reid, 584-8288 ; faster pace group, Chris
Hoffman, 915-497-3026.

SUNS Health Fair/Helmet Giveaway

Texas Tech University Health Sciences
Center at El Paso Paul L. Foster School of
Medicine Students United Para Nuestra Salud
(SUNS) will give away free childrens bicycle
helmets during their health fair 9 a.m. to noon
Saturday, March 8, at Texas Tech Northeast
Family Medicine Center, 9849 Kenworthy.
Services include health screenings for diabetes
and hypertension, sports physicals and more.
All activities and screenings are free.

The TriFecta Omnium The Las

Cruces/Hillsboro, N.M. cycling event is
Saturday and Sunday, March 8-9, with a time
trial and criterium at 9:15 a.m. Saturday and
classic road race at 12:15 p.m. Sunday. Fees:
$15-$60; late fee after March 5. Information,
March 2014

Time Trial course is out and back on a

frontage road for 20K, and the criterium
course is a flat, square 1-mile circuit located
close to the time trail course.
The 35-mile road race course starts in
Hillsboro toward Lake Valley for 13 miles and
returns to Hillsboro, then finishes with 9 miles
uphill to Kingston.

Ride a Bicycle Day City of El Paso Parks

& Recreation host a free event encouraging
exercise by riding a bicycle in as safe environment at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at
Galatzan Recreation Center, 650 Wallenberg.
Ribbons for all participants; riders must bring
their own bicycle and helmet. Information:

Coyote Classic XC Mountain Bike

Race The annual race, starting the New
Mexico Off Road Series, is 9 a.m. Sunday,
March 30, at Franklin Mountains State Parks
Round House (Bowen Ranch), off Martin
Luther King Jr. Categories for expert, sport,
beginner and single speed. All racers must have
a USAC License: day license is $10.
Registration: $35 through March 23; $45 March
24-28. Junior registration for age 18 and
younger is $15. No race day registration.
Packet pickup is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday,
March 29, at The Bicycle Company, 3800 N,
Mesa, Suite D5.
Gate fee at Round House is $5; proceeds benefit Hanks High Baseball Team.

EP Cyclists The bicycle group offers rides

for all levels Saturdays and Sundays mornings,
starting from the East Side. Two rides are
offered: one for beginners, pace and distance
depending on riders; and one for intermediates
and advanced, usually 40 to 60 miles at 18 to
20 mph. Starting times and locations are posted
at For more information: Manny Valadez, 861-2311 or

Ride Your Bicycle El Paso Chucks

Bicycle Repair hosts Tuesday night rides at 7
p.m. beginning at Soho Lounge, 500 N. Oregon
(at Franklin). Explore downtown streets and
parks. 8-10 miles, 45 minutes. Easy pace for
beginners and intermediates. Couples friendly.
Lights required. Information: 791-2006, or Chucks Bicycle
Repair is at 700 E. Yandell.
Mountain bike rides are offered at 9 a.m.
Sundays, for intermediate to advanced riders.
Meet at the trails behind Chuck Heinrich Park
in Northeast El Paso.

Horse Sports
Lower Valley Horsemans
Associations All Breeds Horse Show

The show is 9 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at

Lower Valley Coliseum, 894 S. Horizon, with
English, Halter, Driving and Western events in
various youth and adult categories. Spectator
admission is free. Information: 852-1884 or
Other upcoming events at coliseum:
The Associations general membership meeting and Ranch Sorting Practice is Saturday,
March 1. Sorting practice begins a 2 p.m. with
meeting at 4 p.m. Admission: $25 (for three
goes); meeting is free. The public is invited.
Cowboy Dressage Clinic with Rudy Lara is 9
a.m. to noon Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday,
March 8-9. Lara operates No Strings
Attached Natural Horsemanship. Lunch served
both days. Riding cost: $65 per session ($225
for all four). Cost for auditors: $30 per day or

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$40 both days.
A Natural Horsemanship Clinic with Linda
Richards-Parelli of Salt Lake City, Utah, is 9
a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday, April 12-13. Call for details.

Benefit Bullriding and Barrel Race

Southwestern International PRCA Rodeos
Benefit Bullriding and Barrel Race us 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 22, at Lienzo Charro
Herencia 14360 B Roaring Springs Drive (off
Darrington Road, south of Horizon City).
Southwest area bullriders and barrel racers
compete for prize money and championship
title. Admission: $5. Information: 549-2520 or
on facebook at Southwestern International
PRCA Rodeo.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino

The live horse racing season runs through April
15. Racing days are Tuesday, Friday, Saturday
and Sunday. Post time is 12:55 p.m. through
April 15.
The 15th running of the Sunland Derby is
Sunday, March 23.
Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. everyday.
General admission and parking are free.
Information: (575) 874-5200 or
To get there, take the Sunland Park exit from
I-10, go south (left turn coming from
Downtown) and follow the signs.

Recreational Sports
El Paso Senior Games City of El Paso


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Parks and Recreation Departments annual

games for those age 50 and older run through
May 14 at various locations, sponsored by
Cigna HealthSpring and Urgent Care Home
Heath Inc. Applications available at any
Recreation or Senior Center with the Parks and
Recreation Department. Registration: $15 for
two events (includes t-shirt), plus $5 for each
additional event; $45 for all events.
Information/registration: 544-0753
Games conclude with an awards banquet at 6
p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at Hilos de Plata
Senior Center, 4451 Delta. Cost; $6.
Swimming 9 a.m. Saturday, March 1, at
Memorial Park Aquatic Center, 3251 Copper.
Table Tennis 1 p.m. Monday, March 3, at
Table Tennis Club, 2727 Wyoming.
Pickle Ball 9 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at
Gary del Palacio Recreation Center, 3001
Huachas 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 12,
Memorial Senior Center, 1800 Byron.
Race Walk 8 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at
Eastwood Park, 3001 Parkwood.
Bowling 9 a.m. Thursday, March 20, at
Bowl El Paso, 11144 Pellicano.
Basketball and Volley Both events are 9
a.m. Saturday, March 22, at Don Haskins
Recreation Center, 7400 High Ridge.
Cycling 8 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at
Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta.
Road Race 8 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at
Hidden Valley Park, 200 Coconut Tree Lane
Golf 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 16 at
Ascarate Park.
Racquetball 7 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at
Pavo Real Recreation Center, 9301 Alameda.
Tennis 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at
Memorial Park Tennis Courts, 3251 Copper.
Horseshoes 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 30,
Eastside Senior Center, 3200 Fierro.
Track and Field 8 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at
Montwood High School, 10070 Montwood.
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Kidtona Power Kar Race El Paso Parks

and Recreation hosts its inaugural Power
Wheels Car Race for ages 4 to 9 from 9 a.m. to
2 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Marty Robbins
Recreation Center, 11620 Vista del Sol (back
parking lot). Race track will be open to the
public after the event. Helmets are mandatory
for racing and recreational fun. Racing begins at
10 a.m. Registration is free, but space is limited
for each age category. Application must be submitted for the competitive race. Information:
Julian, 544-0753 or
Event will also have R/C cars, trucks, and
planes for use and exhibition including displaying American muscle cars, 4 X 4s,quads, razors
and others activities.

YMCA Begin-to-Swim Week YMCAs

annual Splash Begin-to-Swim Week classes
for ages 5 to 12 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday
through Friday, March 10-14, at YMCA
branches. Events include 30-minute classes on
basic swimming skills and water safety practices
along with YMCA core character values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Preregistration required. Cost: $5 (for five classes).
Information/schedule: 755-5685.
Northeast Family, 5509 Will Ruth. 755-9622.
Westside Family, 7145 N. Mesa. 584-9622.
Loya Family (East), 2044 Trawood. 590-9622.
Exercise & Fitness Day City of El Paso
Parks and Recreation hosts a day for families to
get involved a healthy lifestyle 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 15, at Galatzan Recreation
Center at 650 Wallenberg, with activities that
promote well-being and a fit lifestyle. Event
features Fitness, Zumba, and Yoga classes and a
with a short walk. Admission is free.
Information: 581-5182 or

Kids Fishing Tournament Ascarate

Fishing Club hosts the tournament for ages 316, 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 15, at
Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Prizes awarded in
different age categories. Registration is 7:30 to
10:30 a.m. Free hot dogs, chips, drinks and tshirts for all registered kids. Information:
Harold, 755-0983, Franco, 751-3891 or
GEPTA Spring League Greater El Paso
Tennis Associations USTA 18-and-Older Spring
League runs tentatively March 24-June 20,
with registration ongoing through April 3.
Information, registration: Jerry Pippins, 2418689, or

MWR Golf Tournament Fort Bliss MWR

will host its Open Tournament beginning with a
shotgun start at 9 a.m. Friday, March 28, at
the forts Underwood Golf Complexs Sunset
Course, 3200 Coe. Four-person scramble tournament. Prizes awarded for first, second and
third places, and closest to the pin. Entry fee:
$45 per player (includes green fees, cart.
rental, range balls and lunch). Open to all.
Information: 568-1059.

Motor sports
El Paso Speedway Park 14851 Marina
(off Montana 7 miles east of Loop 375). Regular
season races (beginning April 25) are 7:45
p.m. Friday. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. General
admission: $10 (free for age 10 and under).
Special events may be extra. Information: 7918749 or
The ASCS 305 Winged Sprint Car Shoot Out
is Friday, March 14. Racing starts at 6:30 p.m.
Gates open at 3 p.m.

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El Paso Motorplex The drag strip is at
13101 Gateway West, (east of El Paso at I-10
off Clint exit #42). Information: 887-3318 or
Racing begins at 7 p.m. Fridays. Daytime racing Saturday March 8, 15, 29 and April 5.

Antron Brown Western Technical

College hosts NHRA Top Fuel Champion
Antron Brown at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday,
March 25, at Western Techs Main Campus,
9624 Plaza Circle. Speaking sessions are 10
a.m., 11 a.m. and noon. Information: 532-3737
Brown won the 2012 Top Fuel National Hot
Rod Association championship, becoming drag
racings first African American champion.

Tularosa Speedway The dirt racing

track in Tularosa, N.M. is 4 miles north of town
at 8364 U.S. 54.
A Play Day is Saturday, March 29. Regular
race schedule begins in April (5 and 26) and
runs through October. Racing starts at 7:45
p.m. Saturdays; gates open at 6 p.m.
Admission: $12 ($9 military, seniors and students, free for ages 5 and younger). Family
pass: $28. VIP seating: $15. Pit passes are $25.
Call for entry fees. Information: (575) 539-3607
Motocross races are March 15-16. Call for

Southern New Mexico Speedway

The track features modifieds, super stocks,
speed stocks and more at 7:45 p.m. Saturdays
beginning May 3. 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.
Information: 575-524-7913 or
USMTS Winter Meltdown is Thursday
through Saturday Feb. 27-March 1. Racing
starts at 6:30 p.m. Gates open at 3 p.m.
Admission: $12 Thursday and Friday, $15
Saturday. (age 10 and under free).
The ASCS 305 Winged Sprint Car Shoot Out
is Saturday, March 15. Racing starts at 6:30
p.m. Gates open at 3 p.m. Admission: $15 (age
10 and under free).

Arroyo Seco Raceway The Southern

New Mexico track is off Hwy 549, off I-10 at
the Akela exit, with drag racing, motorcycle
racing, sportscar testing and more. Call for ticket prices. Information: (575) 544-3440, (575)
494-4794 or
Trackdays are Saturday and Sunday, March
ASMA Motorcycle Roadracing is Saturday and
Sunday, March 8-9.
ASR Bracket Race begins Sunday, March 16.
Test N Tune is Saturday, March 15.
Superlap is Saturday, March 22.

Race for the Cure The 22nd annual

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundations
5K Race for the Cure is 7 a.m. Sunday, March
2, at Biggs Park on Biggs Army Airfield. The
fundraiser has become one of the regions
biggest races. A Survivor Rally precedes the
race at 7:30 a.m. followed by a Kids for the
Cure run at 8 a.m. Registration/information:
533-4433 or
Following the race is concert at Biggs Park
featuring the Chicago Tribute Band, Windy City.
St. Patricks A.C.T.S. 5K St. Patricks
A.C.T.S. host the competitive 8K run and 1 mile
walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at St. Patrick
Cathedral, 1118 N. Mesa. Registration: $20
ages 15 and older; $15 ages 10 to 14; free for
age 9 and younger. Online registration at
Packet pickup is noon to 6 p.m. Friday, March
7, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa; t-shirt for
first 250 registrants.
Walk For Literacy EPISD Education
Foundation hosts its 3rd annual 5K race and 1
mile fun run/walk benefiting the schools literacy development at 8 a.m. Sunday, March 9, at
the Dr. Nixon Elementary School, 11141 Loma
Roja. Cost: $20 ($15 per person for 10 teams
of ten or more). Information: 274-5222 or
All proceeds go towards new books and reading materials for students.

St. Pattys Day 10K The 10K race is 3

p.m. Saturday, March 15, starting at Freedom

Crossing on Fort Bliss. Race is open to the
entire El Paso community, and various age categories offered. Registration: (through March 12)
$20 ($10 active duty military). Register at Stout
and Soto Physical Fitness Centers and online at Information: 744-5794.
Late registration ($10 extra) on-site from 1 to
2:30 p.m. the day of the event.

Jack Rabbit Classic The 14th annual trail

and road runs are 8 a.m. Sunday, March 16, at
Franklin Mountain State Park, Tom Mays Unit,
off Transmountain Road. Events include 7-mile
and 3.5-mile trail runs and a 5K paved road run.
Cost: $20 for 5K and $25 for trail runs by
March 13; $25 for 5K and $30 for trail runs
March 14-15. No race day registration.
Spectators pay $4 for park entrance.
Information: Chris, 478-5663 or Online registration at
Packet pickup is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, March 14-15 at Up and Running,
3233 N. Mesa. All runners must pick up packets and park entrance permit prior to race day.
Javier Arana Jr. Memorial Run The

Runs and walks

2nd annual 5K run and 1-mile fun walk is 8 a.m.

Sunday, March 16, at Franklin Mountain State
Park, Tom Mays entrance. Registration: $20 by
March 13; $25 March 14-15. Online registration: at
Packet pick up is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, March 14-15, at Up and Running,
3233 N. Mesa.

Kevins Run The 5K run/walk fundraiser

Friday Night Lights 5K The 5K

for Kevin Martinez, who is suffering from

leukemia, is at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 1, at
Enrique Miramontes Memorial Park, 1015
Franklin St. in Anthony, Texas. Suggested donation: $10 or $25 for team of four. Information:
gofundme/kevinmartinez or 667-5678.

run/walk and 1 mile fun run is 7:05 p.m. Friday,

March 21, at Franklin High School, 900 N.
Resler, benefiting Franklin Football Booster
Club. Registration: $20 per event; $15 students
11-18; $10 age 10 and younger. Late registration on March 20-21 is $25. Online registration
Packet pickup is noon to 6 p.m. Thursday,
March 20, at Up and Running 3233 N. Mesa,
and 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at race site on race day.

Tularosa Speedway Mud Run The 1K

kids run and 1K and 5K events for adults are
Saturday, March 1, at Tularosa Speedway, 4
miles north of Tularosa, N.M. at 8364 U.S. 54.
Entry is $35 for kids and $75 for adults.
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Run4Chance The 5K run and one mile

fun run benefiting the Chance Phelps

Foundation is 8 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at

Album Park, 3001 Parkwood. Registration: $30
in advance; $40 on race day. Online registration

Bataan Memorial Death March The

25th annual marathon-length (26.2 miles)
march is 7 a.m. Sunday, March 23 at White
Sands Missile Range to honor U.S. and Filipino
troops captured by the Japanese in WWII.
Registration is $95 individuals; $475 teams
through March 9, 2014. No late or on-site registration. Information:

Love To The Rescue 5K The run benefiting El Maida Shriners Hospital for Children is
8 a.m. Sunday, March 23, at El Maida Shrine.
Registration: $25 through March 21; $30 March
22-23. Military and team discounts available.
Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663.
Online registration at Packet pick up is 11 a.m. t 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 22, at Up and Running, 3233
N. Mesa, and 7 to 7:45 a.m. at the start line on
race day.

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.
Gondola ride tickets are $16 ($10 age 6-12;
free age 5 and younger).
Rental packages available.

Brain Injury Support Group 5K The

groups 2nd annual fundraising 5K and 1-mile
fun walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at
Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Race day registration is 7 to 7:45 a.m. Cost: $20. ($2 entry fee
for all vehicle entering park). Information: 4745697. Online registration at

Defy the Ban Worlds fastest 10K

The 8th annual 10K run and 2-mile funrun/walk 8 a.m. Sunday, March 30. The 10K
begins at the top of Transmountain and
Northwestern (elevation loss of 1,400 feet).
Finish line and assembly area for all events is at
Apetitos Mexican Grill, 1831 Northwestern.
Registration by March 27: $25 10K; $20 for
fun run/walk. Fee goes up to $30 (10K) and
$25 (fun run) March 28-29. No race day registration or packet pick up. Proceeds benefit El
Pasoans Fighting Hunger. Information: Chris
Rowley, 478-5663. On-line registration available
Mandatory packet pickup is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, March 28-29, at Up and
Running, 3233 N. Mesa. All 10K participants
must obtain bus boarding pass at packet pickup.
Sgt. Ruben Orozco Torch Run - El Paso
County Sheriffs Officers Associations 8K Run/2
Mile Walk benefiting Special Olympics Texas
Area-19 programs is Sunday, April 6, at
Stanton and Cincinnati. Information: 533-8229, or

Winter sports
Learn to Figure Skate Sun City Blades
Skate School hosts figure ice skating classes 11
a.m. to noon Saturdays at El Paso Events
Center (behind El Paso County Coliseum),
4100 E. Paisano, for adults and children age 4
and older. Includes off-ice training, and 30
minute skate lesson. Dress warmly. Fee: $18 a
class/$60 a month (includes skate rental).

Public Ice Skating Skating offered 7 to

10 p.m. Fridays, noon to 3 p.m. and 7 to 10
p.m. Saturdays and noon to 3 p.m. Sundays at
the Sierra Providence Event Center next to the
Coliseum, 4100 Paisano. All ages welcome.
Admission (includes skate rental): $8 ($6 military). Spectator admission is free. Information:
479-PUCK (7825) or

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.

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Local flea markets include Fox Plaza (left and right) and Vista Del Sol (center). Photos by Rick Tate

Itching for bargains & variety?

Area flea markets make
shopping an adventure
Story by Lisa Kay Tate

rtist and collector Dave Hendrix

considers himself a bit of an
adventure lover, but his favorite
form of adventure is looking for lost treasure at area flea markets.
Since 1985, Hendrix has been a regular
flea market shopper, most often at Las
Cruces famed Big Daddy Flea Market,
but he also has traveled to markets as far
away as Albuquerque or Phoenix. What he
enjoys most about these markets is they
are never the same twice.
I love the adventure and finally finding
something that you may have always wanted or didnt know you wanted, he said,
noting he started out hunting for treasures
at garage sales as early as age five. You
never know what you may find. There are
new things as well as old things. You can
often get a lot for very little compared to
buying stuff retail.
He feels the appeal for some people may
be the thrill of the hunt, but others may
enjoy the social aspect of the flea market.
Theres the different kinds of food at
flea markets, too. Some people go just to
eat, Hendrix said. I personally always
take my truck in case I buy something big
or bunches of stuff. Im a regular and I
know a lot of the regular venders.

Dont let the name bug you

The origin of the phrase flea market
(also known as a swap meet since it was
once a place to barter goods as well as
sell) is often said to be the English translation of the French march aux puces,
named so because the parasites tended to
infest the old furniture sold in the outdoor
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markets in Paris. Along the border, La

Pulga (The Flea) is a common name for
the markets.
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO
Cindy Ramos Davidson said well-run flea
markets, are as valuable to the economic
growth and quality of life of a city as any
local or small business.
Any activity that promotes active
healthy and lawful commerce is good for
the areas economy, she said. Flea markets, mercados, etcetera, can be definite
assets to the community.
She explained that if promoted properly,
flea markets could be a great opportunity
for local vendors to show off and sell their
wares to both local citizens and visitors.
She gave the successful mercado gatherings in northern New Mexico as an example of the local business and tourism
potential an outdoor market setting can
have on a community.
Consider the outside flea market in
Santa Fe, Ramos Davidson said. This is
a beautiful gathering of food vendors, jewelry makers, candle makers and artists.
Lots of great home based business industries are represented at that flea market. It
is representative of a rich Native American
and Hispanic culture, but there are also
products, foods, blankets, lotions and jewelry from around the world ... Africa,
Brazil, and Canada.
El Pasos multicultural history and attractions, she feels, are just as desirable and
capable of drawing shoppers to similar
market settings. El Pasos own flea markets are certainly diverse attractions that
she feels all area residents should visit at
least once.

Whether you call it a flea market or a

mercado, I would say, take a chance, go
and experience the rich history, the culture,
the food, the products, Ramos Davidson
said. There really is something for everyone, young or old. Its a great place to find
a unique gift, an inexpensive piece of art,
pottery, or jewelry, a great way to pass the
afternoon with family ... enjoy the music,
the food and odds and ends you are sure to

Marketing the markets

The El Paso area has some of the
Southwests most expansive flea markets,
attracting both loyal vendors and customers from all walks of life.
The citys largest and oldest flea market
is the Fox Plaza Mercado and Flea Market,
drawing several thousands of shoppers
each weekend looking for unique finds or
good deals.
Fox Plaza Property Manager Jeannette
Negrete said the market has become a very
familiar part of El Pasos retail landscape.
One of the reasons we are successful is
we have become a household name, she
said. The market has been going on for 40
years now, and the shopping center has
been here for 55 years.
As the largest flea market in the area, the
market has 400 vendor spaces, with an
average of about 300 to 350 of the spaces
occupied each weekend. Most of these
vendors come from the El Paso/Las Cruces
area, Negrete said, although there are occasional vendors who come from places like
Arizona, California, Oklahoma and San
Antonio. The variety of items they sell, she

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said, is exceptionally diverse.

We not only get our regular vendors, but
there are food vendors, services and even
seasonal vendors, she said.
Negrete said warmer months will even
see some vendors selling items like small
above-ground swimming pools. Insurance
or mobile phone company salespeople can
be found alongside purveyors of homemade kettle corn or candied pecans.
She said the too-often stereotype of a flea
market being a dirty, less-than-legit environment couldnt be farther from the truth
when a market is well-run, and she said
Fox Market has a clean atmosphere, with
recently renovated restrooms, and a large
number of maintenance personnel who are
quick to pick up any litter as soon as it hits
the ground. As far as the quality of product, all vendors represented at Fox Plaza
must have the proper licensing before
being allowed a vendor space.
In addition, she said the market is also
more than just a large mass of vendor
booths, as it has all the trappings for a fun
weekend field trip. The vendors are joined
by family games and carnival attractions
like a carousel and mechanical bull, and
live music and entertainment.
This is not just a place to come buy
stuff, its a place to take the family and
come and spend some time, Negrete said.
It isnt unusual for larger markets like
Fox Plaza to take on family festival atmosphere, and it isnt hard to find DJ remotes,
mini train rides, playground areas with
food courts, indoor restroom facilities, and
seasonal offerings like visits from Santa

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Merchandise for sale at area flea markets range from sports team-themed lucha
libre masks at Fox Plaza to cell phones at Vista Del Sol.
Photos by Rick Tate

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She added there is also not one type of
flea market patron, as shoppers and vendors come from all backgrounds.
We have every type of person under the
sun in terms of visitors, Negrete said.
Locals who come every week, seasonal
visitors and out-of town visitors.
Fox Plazas Priscilla Benavente oversees
activities of the flea market each weekend
and said one of the reasons guests return
each week is not only that both parking
and entrance are free not always a common thing for markets of this size but
that it is a safe and secure atmosphere.
Of course they come for a lot of the
affordable items, Benavente said. There
are venders with used, new and antiques
items, plus our everyday stores are still
open and there are plenty of food vendors.
She credited creating a respectful, family
environment for both vendors and customers as another reason for the markets
long-term success. No customer is to be
treated with disrespect, and no foul language or berating of guests or vendors is
Vendors, she said, have found flea market
spaces to be a desirable way to reach a
high number of potential customers in a
very short time. This includes some commercial business, which may be open at
permanent sites throughout the week.
With our top spots going for $50, a vendor will see about 15,000 or more people
look at their product or service,
Benavente said. We have some very loyal
customers here, too. Some people have
been coming here for more than 20 years.

The thrill of the hunt

Both vendors and customers of flea markets enjoy the very hands-on shopping that
flea markets offer over more permanent
retail venues. The array of booths and
tables with every variety of new and used
items might seem overwhelming to some
novice flea market patrons, but regular
shoppers revel in the energetic, colorful
and chaotic atmosphere.
The range of items found within the gates
of one flea market can be staggering.
Where else can someone buy a new store
mannequin for his or her business in the
same booth as a used hospital bed?
Likewise, where can people buy toilet
paper and used cars in the same venue?
Savvy shoppers at El Pasos flea market
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can find baby items, toilets (and toilet

paper to go with it), imports, ammo boxes
and surplus, clothes, locally-grown produce, computers and computer repair services, live plants (and live animals), pool
tables (and pools), used and new CD,
DVD, VHS tapes, cassettes and vinyl
records, video games and gaming systems
from the latest X-Box versions to prePlaystation 2 (as well as full-sizes arcade
games), kitchen and bathroom furniture,
accessories and renovators, rugs and carpets, hand-crafted items, curios, collectibles and antiques, toys, mattresses,
jewelry, cosmetics, smart phones and
accessories (as well as mobile service
providers), over-the-counter pharmaceutical items, religious items, replica swords
and movie props, homemade soaps,
incense and incense burners shaped like
everything under the Sun, insurance and
Medicare programs.
More specialized items range from Lucha
Libre masks and Dia de los Muertos calaveras bearing favorite NFL team logos to
piatas shaped like popular cartoon characters for childrens parties conveniently
sharing space next to ones shaped like
exotic dancers for bachelor/bachelorette
parties. Some flea markets even have ATM
machines handy for shoppers who underestimated the markets contents.

Entry-level entrepreneurs
For vendors, manning a good space at the
flea markets can be exceptionally profitable. Andrew Hernandez, is part of three
generations of vendors who sell their
homemade churros, spiral potatoes and
other flea market food staples each weekend. The Fox Plaza market has been the
most consistently busy market where his
family can easily support two or three
booths, but he also has run booths at markets like Vista Del Sol, as well as the I-10
Flea Market and Fair (at Cowtown Boots
in East El Paso) and the now defunct market on Dyer Street.
Ive been part of this since I was 14,
Hernandez said. My grandfather has been
doing this for at least 19 years.
He said food vendor booths are usually a
little more expensive to set up, but the cost
is well worth it. An $80 booth fee for a
day, along with other minor overhead
expenses, will be more than recovered by
$1,500 worth of sales in an afternoon.
He said many flea markets or mercado
vendors, like other small business owners,
have seen a slight dwindling of customers
in the past couple of years due to the cur-

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rent economic landscape, but this doesnt
mean the markets dont stay busy.
Sunday markets, he said, might start out
slowly, but after noon when the church
services let out, they become increasingly
busy with many shoppers coming straight
from services still in their Sunday best.
The most crowded time of year, and the
best time for our sales, is the winter
months, Hernandez explained. The winter weather is often not too bad, but in the
summer when it gets up to over 90
degrees, not too many people want to be in

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that heat.
He said the shoppers he sees each week
come from all types of backgrounds,
including many from neighboring counties.
Some people make a good hour-and-ahalf drive just to come shop here,
Hernandez said. Theres one lady who
comes here from Sierra Blanca every
Sunday, enjoys some potatoes and just
shops around.

Something for everyone

Flea market aficionado Hendrix said for
some people, like himself, getting to know
the vendors and speaking the same lan-

Ascarate Flea Market, 6701 Delta.

Information: 779-2303

Here are some of the flea markets in

the El Paso area, according to and

El Paso International Flea Market,

1500 Paisano. Information: 533-1605

Fox Plaza Mercado, 5559 Alameda.

Information: 779-8424 or

Westside Flea Market, 6006

Doniphan (in Canutillo). Information:

Bronco Swap Meet, 8408 Alameda.

Information: 858-5555

I-10 Flea Market and Fair, 11451

Gateway West (behind Cowtown
Boots). Information: 593-2929

Montana Flea Market, 9608

McIntosh. Information: 593-2234
Salvador Romo Flea Market, 751
Lakeshore. Information: 584-5581
David R. Raum Flea Market, 6008
Naples. Information: 755-6267

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Vista del Sol Flea Market, 1710 Joe

Battle. Information: 856-2900 or
Big Daddys Flea Market, 5580
Bataan Memorial in Las Cruces.
Information: (575) 382-9404.

guage of making deals and bartering can

be quite fun as well.
I love the whole negotiation part of getting a good deal, he said. Venders often
price their items with a little room to negotiate.
For example, a classic mint condition
Red Ryder Daisy BB gun in its original
box was marked at just $20, then reduced
to $15 provided two were purchased.
When a good deal is made, however,
Hendrix said its like finding lost treasure.
I recently bought a 1964 Schwinn Twinn
Tandem bike from a flea market for $100.
They go for about four times that on
eBay, he said. I bought and put on new
white wall balloon tires and Im gonna
keep it.
Sometimes he likes to find items to resell
on online sites like Craigslist or eBay, a
part of the buying and selling process he
has seen some flea market vendors enjoy
Some of the venders selling at the flea
markets on Sundays can be found at local
garage sales on Saturdays, he said. I
often see stuff at garage sales on Saturdays
and then see it again on Sundays at the flea
He said people would be surprised at
what they could find at a flea market, if
they know what to look for. He has come
across some beautiful pieces of home furnishings, and collectors items hidden
among the usual finds.
I could take you through my house and

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tell you stories about most of our dcor

and where we found it, he said.
He said he recommends the flea market
experience to everyone, especially those
who want to take a walk down memory
Amazing items can be found to decorate, repurpose or collect at the flea market, Hendrix said. Its like a big giant
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Mustard Seed Garden Training The

Earth Day The City of El Paso

faith-based, pay-what-you-can caf is at 1140

St. Vrain (at Arizona). Regular hours are 11
a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays.
Information: 440-SEED (7333), or on Facebook (mustardseedcafe.ep).
The Mustard Seeds Community Garden area
will offer training at 10 a.m. on first, third and
fifth Saturdays (March 1, 15 and 29) and 1
p.m. first, third and fifth Wednesdays (March 5
and 19).

Environmental Services Departments Earth

Day celebration is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday,
April 5, at the City Municipal Service Center,
7968 San Paulo Drive, with informational and
educational booths, music, games and family
activities. Admission is free. Information: Sara
Saucedo, 621-6754 or

Municipal Rose Garden The garden at

3418 Aurora (at Copia), is open to the public 8
a.m. to 6 p.m. daily March 1-Oct. 30, except
for official holidays. The garden has many types
of roses at the sprawling park area with a
waterfall, shade canopy and many other amenities. Admission is free. Information/rentals: El
Paso Parks and Recreation, 541-4331.

El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society

The societys general meeting is 7 p.m.
Monday, March 17, at UTEPs Centennial
Museum, with a photo presentation on the
Birds of Israel by Susie Schneider. Schneider
will share images from her recent trip.
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.
Rattlesnake Springs Trip at Carlsbad Caverns
National Park is Saturday, March 8, to look for
wintering birds. Meet at 6:45 a.m. at Evergreen
Cemetery, 12400 Montana. Bring a lunch,
water and binoculars.
Trip to Mesilla Valley Bosque and Leasburg
Dam State Parks departs at 7:30 a.m. Saturday,
March 22, from Outlet Shoppes of El Paso
parking lot at I-10 and Transmountain (Talbot
Road entrance), to see winter passerines and
waterfowl. $5 per car park fees.
Aguirre Springs Field Trip is Saturday, April
12, with a moderate hike, to birding grasslands
for sparrows, and other birding sites. Car fee
of $5. Call for time and meeting place.
A Memorial Day weekend trip to Cave
Creek, Arizona is May 23-26, to see trogons
and hummers. Details to be announced.

Hummingbirds workshop Texas Parks

and Wildlife hosts a workshop about West
Texas hummingbirds 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday,
March 22, at El Paso Garden Center, 3105
Grant, in Memorial Park, taught by Texas Parks
and Wildlifes Hummingbird Specialist Mark
Klym and Urban Wildlife Biologist Lois Balin.
Learn identification tips, hummingbird ecology,
gardening for hummingbirds using native plants,
how to deal with feeder pests, and about the
Hummingbird Roundup. Admission is free.
Information/reservations: 227-1988,

Vegetable Gardening Workshops El

Paso Master Gardener Association hosts the
gardening workshop and plant sale 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. Saturday, March 29, at Ascarate Park
Pavilion, 6900 Delta. The gardening short
course includes Tomatoes 101, popular summer veggies and herbs in containers. Cost: $10
program fee (includes materials and handouts),
plus $2 per vehicle park entrance fee.
Information/RSVP: 860-2515.

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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.
Tokens are $2 each; available at the encounter
site starting at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
African Star Train ride tickets are $2 plus tax
($1.50 for children and society members).
Asian Elephant Training Encounters scheduled
at noon daily.

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.
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. Dogs welcome on leash on some hikes. Reservations
required: 566-6441 ext. 221 224 or or
A Green Tea at the Peak hike of Upper
Sunset Trail is 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 1.
A Bark in Park dog hike is 9 a.m. Sunday,
March 2.
A Spring Fever Hike of West Cottonwoods
Springs is 9 a.m. Thursday, March 20.
A St. Pattys Guided Beginner Mountain Bike
Ride is 9 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at Chuck
Heinrich Park (Northeast El Paso).
The 14th annual Jack Rabbit Classic trail and
road runs are 8 a.m. Sunday, March 16, at the
Tom Mays Unit. See Sports for details; online
registration at
The 8th annual Franklin Mountain Poppies
Preservation Celebration free family fun day is
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the
Museum of Archeology. See Roundup listing for

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: $2
(free for age 4 and younger). Information: 8571135 or Reservations are
recommended for the self-guided area and for
camping: (512) 389-8900.
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.

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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
Bird tour is 3 p.m. Saturday, March 1.
Introductory tour is 4 p.m. Sunday, March 9.
Community Workday is 9 a.m. Saturday,
March 15.
Faunal Monitoring is 8 a.m. Saturday, March
Meeting place is a bridge crossing Riverside
Canal. Take Americas Ave. (Loop 375) to Pan
American Drive, turn left and travel 1.5 miles.

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

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.
Audubon Bird Walks are 8:15 a.m. (7:15 a.m.
starting March 15). Saturdays, led by park volunteers.
Ranger-led Nature Hikes are 2:30 p.m.
Fitness in Nature walks with the Second
Chance Walker Program are 9 a.m. every
Saturday (8:30 a.m. starting March 15) beginning at the Visitor Center.
A Night Skies Astronomy program with
National Public Observatory President John
Gilkison is 7 to 8:45 p.m. Saturday, March 1.
Geocaching 101 event for all ages is 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, with a Geocaching
Scavenger Hunt 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,
March 29, throughout the park.
A Stories of the Bosque animal tracks talks
are 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 8, and
8:30 to 10:30 a.m. March 29.
A Bug Crawl insect identification is 10 a.m. to
noon Saturday, March 15.
A Composition, Seeing and Nature Hike photography program is 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday,
March 15, led by Dale Dombrowski.
A Company Treasure Hunt (orienteering) is 9
a.m. to noon Saturday, March 22. Call the
park to sign up.
Part I of The Basics Bird Identification program is 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 22,
with Part II 8:30 to 10 a.m., Saturday, March
29, led by New Mexico Audubon members.
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

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. (open until 7
p.m. beginning in April). 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.
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 March 8; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 9May 16. Visitor Center Hours are 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. through March 8; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March
9-May 16 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 at 5 p.m.
through March 8, 6:15 p.m. March 9-28 and
6:30 p.m. March 29-April 18.
Patio talks are 1:30 to 1:45 p.m. Saturdays
and Sundays at the Visitor Center.
Lake Lucero tours are 9:30 a.m. Saturday,
March 1; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 30.
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.
Step in the Past Ranger talk on the areas cultural history is 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 1,
with a four-hour program with hike on Living
History Hike to Lake Lucero. Program fee is
$3 ($1.50 children, America the Beautiful
Seniors and Access Pass holders).
Crafty Kids programs are 2-2:30 p.m. daily,
March 10-21.
A ranger-led Sunrise Photography program is
6-7 a.m. Sunday, March 23. Cost is $5 ($2.50
per child).
Skins and Skulls mammal identification talks
are 3 p.m. weekends in the Visitor Center.
Patio talks are 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and
Sundays in the center courtyard.
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.
Gila Cliff Dwellings National
Monument 44 miles north of Silver City
on NM Highway 15. Entrance fee: $3 per person; $10 per family. Information: (575) 5369461 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.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

110 miles east of El Paso on the way to
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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.

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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). All programs
are free with park entrance, unless otherwise
listed. Information: (575) 744-5998 or
Oliver Lee State Park, Highway 54 south of
Alamogordo at the Dog Canyon turnoff.
Information: (575) 437-8284.
A Night Sky Viewing of Orion The Hunter is 7
to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1.
A Dog Canyon at Sunset stroll is 4:30 to 6

p.m. Saturday, March 8.

The Dog Canyon Experience is 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 15-16.
Schedule to be announced.
A Worm Moon sunset viewing is 7:30 to 9
p.m. Saturday, March 15.
A Trail Journaling walk is 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, March 22. Materials provided.
Rattlesnake Tales talk is 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, March 29, in the Group Shelter.
City of Rocks State Park, north of Deming off
U.S. 180. Information: (575) 536-2800. A
Rattlesnake Myths presentation is 3 to 4 p.m.
every Saturday.
A Coyotes: A Story of Adaptability presentation is 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at
the Visitor Center.
A Star Party is 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March
22, at the Gene and Elizabeth Simon
Rockhound State Park, five miles south of
Deming on State Road 11 and then east on
State Road 141 for nine miles. Day use hours:
7:30 a.m. to sunset. Information: (575) 5466182 or (575) 744-5998.
A Stars-n-Parks night sky viewing is 7:15 to
8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29.
Pancho Villa State Park, Columbus, N.M.,
State Roads 11 and 9. Day use hours: 7 a.m. to
9 p.m. Information: (575) 531-2711.
The 11th annual Camp Furlong Day activities
are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 8. See
History listing for details.
Mesilla Valley Bosque Park 5000 Calle del
Norte, Mesilla. Guided bird tours are first
Saturday of every month. See separate listing
for other events.
Leasburg Dam State Park, Radium Springs,
two miles off Interstate 25 at Exit 19.
Information: (575) 5244068.
Day use hours: 7 a.m. to sunset.

A Half Time in the Sky vernal equinox presentation is 4 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22, in
the new park observatory.

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 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March
8, to look at planet Jupiter as well as star clusters, nebulae, and other wonders of the night
sky through large telescopes.

Chihuahuan Desert Wildlife Rescue

The nonprofit organization that serves West
Texas and Southern New Mexico offers
resources for those who find a wild bird or
mammal in need of help. Information: 7726011, (575) 882-2910 or

Community Tool Sheds Keep El Paso

Beautiful, in partnership with Paso del Norte
Health Foundation, Home Depot and El Paso
Fire Department, offers community tool sheds
available at area fire stations. The sheds are
stocked with push brooms, shovels, rakes, a
gas weed eater, gloves and trash bags for use
for cleanup or beautification projects. The
items may be borrowed for no charge to the
public for community cleanup projects.
Information: 546-6742.
Tool sheds are at 5315 Threadgill, 3801 Fort
Blvd., 6500 N. Mesa, 7901 San Jose, 11977
Pellicano, 1801 Montana, 6300 Delta and
10834 Ivanhoe.

at Arizona, 2 blocks north of Montana

By Apppointment

Making It Real
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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
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. Learn more at the
centennial celebration at
Showing through March 18: Miner Strong:
A Century of Sports at UTEP.
Showing through Nov. 27: UTEP
Technology Time Capsule: 100 Years of Sharing
Ideas Across the Disciplines.
Showing through Jan. 15, 2015: A Century
of Transformations.
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
The Camp Discovery Spring Break camp for
kids in grades 4-6 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday
through Friday, March 10-14, to learn about
the Chihuahuan Desert. Cost: $40. Registration
deadline is March 6, space is limited. See separate listing for details.
El Paso Exploreum 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: 5334330 or Admission: $8
($6 seniors over 60, and military and educators
with ID; free for infants).
Free NanoDays mini-science displays, presented in partnership with TecH20 Water
Resource Learning Center, are 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Saturday, March 29, during KidsPalooza.
Itsy Bitsy Science offers hands-on experiments
demonstrating science at the smallest levels the scale of atoms and molecules where
common materials exhibit unusual properties.
Admission into Itsy Bitsy Science exhibit is free;
museum entry for the permanent exhibit halls
is discounted to $5 during the event.
New to the Exploreum is the NewsChannel
9 Childrens Studio.
The Exploreum includes multiple interactive
exhibits in four theme areas: construction, aviation, role-play and high tech.
Exploreum Spring Break Camps are Monday
through Friday, March 10-14. Morning sessions for Junior Explorers age 4-6 are 8:30 a.m.
to noon; and afternoon camp for Senior
Explorers age 7 and older is 1 to 4 p.m.
Extended care available for both sessions.
Admission: $100 per camp; second daily session for $65.

El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study

Center 715 N. Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday.
Admission is free. Information: 351-0048 or

El Paso Museum of Archaeology

4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso (west
of U.S. 54). Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Closed Mondays and city holidays. Admission is
free. Information: 755-4332 or
Showing through Aug. 31: The Living Mask
Making Tradition of the Rarmuri/Tarahumara.
March 2014

Guest curator Kitty Alice Sneads exhibit of 20

photographs and two videos was created after
over ten years of contact with the Rarmuri in
the Sierra Madre.
Snead will speak about the collection 2 to
3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22, as well as on
her personal experiences and observations of
the Tarahumara mask carvers and the use of
the Chapeyoko mask in the Matachines dance.
A Desert Weeds Printmaking workshop for
adults and children age 3 and older is 1:30 to
3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8, with artists
Oscar Moya and Lydia Limas. Family members
must stay with children during the workshop.
Call to reserve spot by March 5.
Harvey Girls of El Paso are celebrating the
108th anniversary of the Fred Harvey
Restaurant in El Paso, which was located at the
Union Passenger Station Depot from 19061948, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 9, with
exhibits and the first El Paso screening of the
new documentary, Harvey Girls: Opportunity
Bound by Katrina Parks at 2:30 pm. Former
employees of the El Paso Harvey House
Restaurant will be present. Admission is free.
Vernon G. Lujan will speak 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 2 t 3:30
p.m. Saturday, March 15, hosted by El Paso
Archaeology Society.
The 8th annual Franklin Mountain Poppies
Preservation Celebration free family fun day is
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 29. The
family fun day includes nature walks, educational exhibits and demonstrations by local environmental organizations and wildlife displays. Free
parking available at the EPCC Northeast campus with free shuttle service 9:30 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. See Roundup listing for details.

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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.
Museum admission is free, except for selected
exhibits as listed. Admission for the Tigua
exhibit: $5 (free for museum and Tigua tribe
members; tribal ID required). Information: 3513588 or
The museum hosts monthly lunchtime brown
bag programs 12:30 to 1 p.m. the second
Tuesday and Thursday of each month.
Now showing as the Fifth Wall of Giants is
UTEPs Centennial Celebration, From Mines to
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.
Heritage of Faith: Mission of Hope: History
of the Diocese of El Paso, an exhibition celebrating the Catholic Diocese of El Pasos 100th
Museum classes are $20 per session ($10
museum members), unless listed otherwise.
Tai Chi Saturday classes are March 1-April
19. Hours are 11 a.m. to noon for Tai Chi I
(beginner) and II and 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for Tai
Chi III.
Advanced Tai Chi III lunch classes are 10 to
11 a.m. Wednesdays, March 5-April 23,
taught by Hsio-Ying Hines.
Traditional Belly Dancing Classes are 6 to 7

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p.m. Thursdays through March 27, for ages 9
and older taught by Sonia Flores and her
daughter Sene.
Flamenco classes are 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays,
are March 6-April 24, taught by Linda
Gallegos. No dance experience required, open
to adults and children 7 or older.
Conversational Spanish classes are 6 to 7
p.m. Thursdays, March 20-May 8, for adults
and children age 9 and older.

Los Portales Museum and Visitor

Center 1521 San Elizario Road. Hours are
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday,
noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
Information: 851-1682.

Magoffin Home State Historic Site

1120 Magoffin. The adobe home, built around
1875 by Joseph Magoffin, tells the story of a
multicultural family that influenced the 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

National Border Patrol Museum and

Memorial Library 4315 Transmountain
Drive. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday and major
holidays. Admission is free. Information: 7596060 or

Tigua Indian Cultural Center 305

Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta
Mission. The center features a museum on the
Tigua tribe, offering a glimpse of five centuries
of Pueblo history and tradition. Hours are 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Admission is free. Information: 859-7700,

War Eagles Air Museum 8012 Airport

Road, Santa Teresa. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday through Sunday. Admission: $5; $4
senior citizens and military; free for children
under 12. Information: (575) 589-2000 or

Las Cruces area

Branigan Cultural Center Branigan
Building, 501 N. Main, (Downtown Mall) Las
Cruces. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday. Admission is free.
Information: (575) 541-2154 or
Showing March 7-29: The Building of
Hoover Dam, photographs by Winthrop
Davis, with 24 photographs with commentary
by the photographer. In conjunction with the
exhibit, the center will present the DVD
American Experience: Hoover Dam, part of
the 1930s Collection.
Opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday,
March 7, as part of the First Friday Ramble.
Dr. James Hester will present a photo essay
and talk about Davis career
Chris Merriman will speak on Earliest New
Mexico: Paleoindians of the Southwest at 1
p.m. Thursday, March 13, as part of the
monthly History Notes lectures series.
A Pi Day Celebration is 3 to 7 p.m. Friday,
March 14, in conjunction with Museum of Art
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embedded in the natural world.
Free Archaeology Day activities are 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. Saturday, March 15. Archaeologists
from the Bureau of Land Management, the
Forest Service, NMSU, and regional archaeological firms will all be present, and guests can
flint-knap, weave, make yucca string, coil a pot,
or map an archaeological site.
Weekly storytime is 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Saturdays at the center, followed by art journeys at the Museum of Art.
A free hands-on seminar of the study of material culture through buttons is 1 p.m. Thursday,
March 27, as part of its In-Depth workshops.

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

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
Screenings of documentary The Harvey Girls
Opportunity Bound are 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Saturday, March 1.
Family Game Day is 10 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month.
Toddler Story Time is 11 a.m. the third
Saturday of each month.

NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum

4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. Hours
are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday,
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for
adults, $3 seniors 60 and older; $2 age 5-17;
free for museum members, veterans and children age 4 and under. Information: (575) 5224100 or
Children and family take-home crafts are 10
a.m. to noon the first Saturday of the Month.
The March 1 craft theme is St. Patricks Day.
The 15th Annual Cowboy Days is 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 8-9, with
childrens activities, cowboy food and music,
cowboy mounted shooting, horseback and
stagecoach rides, living history, gunfight reenactments, arts and crafts vendors, roping,
horseshoeing and other demonstrations.
Admission: $4. See separate listing.
Showing through March 16 in the Legacy
Gallery: The Caada Alamosa Project: 4,000
Years of Agricultural History.
Showing through March 23: Mesilla Valley
Weavers: Threads Through Time featuring 44
works by the Mesilla Valley Weavers Guild.
Showing through April 6 in the Arts
Corridor: Heart of the Home: The Art of
Patricia Burnett, 26 pieces of art, mostly
acrylic paintings and also some mixed media,
based on quilt patterns from her family.
A Basic Dowsing Class is 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 29, to learn the basics of
dowsing (questing, divining, water witching).
Cost: $15 ($12 museum members); cash or
check only. Reservations required.

NMSU Art Gallery D.W. Williams Art

Center, 1390 E. University Ave, on the NMSU
campus, Las Cruces (east of Solano). Hours are
noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, plus
evenings 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Admission is
free. Parking free on weekends and after 5
p.m. on weekdays. Information: (575) 6462545 or

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Deming Luna Mimbres Museum 301

S. Silver, Deming, N.M. 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 or

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
The Spring 2014 exhibits are Dress Code,
Cultural Expression through Printed Cloth of
East Africa, and The Skull Beneath the Skin,
Forensic Anthropology of the Human Cranium.
White Sands Missile Range Museum
and Missile Park Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday. 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. Information:
(575) 678-8824 (local call) or

Memories of my
mahogany desk

t was a good desk. An old roll-top

made of dark mahogany, longer than
one might imagine. It had been
passed around before I owned it. Both
previous owners lived in Ennis, Texas,
39 miles south of Dallas on I-35.
I came by the desk in 1979. As I mentioned it had been used by two different
men before it came to me. Mr. Haynes at
the JPH Land and Cattle had it for a
while. But somewhere in there a wealthy
German by the name of Moise Cerf
owned it.
My friend Roger North Haynes, whose
father owned the cattle company, saw
my need for a desk, way back when.
Roger was the executor of both his
fathers estate and Cerfs. Both men had
passed away some years before I became
acquainted with Roger. I got to know
Roger when he started at Texas Western
College and was a student of my fathers
shortly after the Korean War.
My Cowboy Trading Post had moved
into a bigger building. One day Roger
was visiting and mentioned he had the
perfect desk that would fit my new
place, but he wouldnt sell it to me.
Wow, I was thinking right away he was
going to give it to me. NO! Hed only
sell it to Cecilia, my wife, whom he
adored, or maybe knew hed get paid
faster selling it to her. Didnt matter, the
desk was going into the larger Cowboy
Trading Post. They made the deal, $500
@ $50 a month or until paid for and he
would deliver it.
I kept that desk for almost 20 years,
then Cowboy Trading Post was no more.
I had to close the store because the city
had grown up so much around me and I
was losing my horseback riding area. I
sold the land at my store location, moving all the corrals and store inventory to
some property I owned on McNutt Road
near La Union, N.M.
Years before this I had made friends
with a Sephardic Jew named Manuel A.
Martinez. We had been trading saddles

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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. Admission: $5 ($2.50 students 6 to 18; free for ages 5 and younger).
Family rates: $15. Information: (575) 894-6600

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. Admission: $6 ($5
for seniors, military; $2 children 6-16; free for
children 5 and younger and museum members).
Information: (575) 378-4142 or

Taking a Look Back

by John McVey Middagh
and tack for a long time. One day seeing
the desk in storage, he asked about it.
This was maybe before I knew he was
Jewish with the name Martinez, I
never thought about it.
But since then Ive learned a lot about
his faith and people, Spanish Jews. I told
him the story behind the desk, JPH &
Mr. Cerf, who himself was Jewish.
Maybe thats when Manny told me he
was Jewish and maybe at that point our
friendship was really sealed, because to
this day we are still fast friends, still
having fun trading with each other. We
talk a bunch about Judaism oh wait,
he does most of the talking. But all his
talking has forced me to do a lot of
studying over the years, which Ive
grown to enjoy.
It was about a year after closing
Cowboy Trading Post that Manny traded
me out of the desk. Why did he want it?
Its been years since then and the desk is
still stored in my garage.
Cecilia and I were blessed in many
more way because of Roger, with JPH
and Cerf in the background. On one of
the very first trips to Ennis, Roger took
us to Cerfs farm and in the barn was a
large four-door old oak icebox. It was in
pretty rough shape but fixable. Cecilia
fell in love with it on the spot. Roger
saw that and loaded it on the truck, saying, Here, take that old thing too. We
had gone to Ennis to pick up hay and a
horse. We came home with the truck
overloaded, looking like the one in the
movie Grapes of Wrath.
Years have passed with many more
trips taken to Ennis and so many more
stories to tell I dont know if Ill ever get
them all written down. The desk and icebox are just the tip of the iceberg. The
memories of the friendships they represent are things well always love and

Showing through April: Album, mid-20th

century photographs by Carmon Phillips of the
people and places of 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. Admission is free, donations accepted.
Information: (432) 837-8734 or

New Mexico Museum of Space History

3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. The museum
features the International Space Hall of Fame
and the Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater and
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 through mid-March in the
Governors Gallery is Reflections: Images of
Apollo, pieces from the Leslie Cantwell
Collection. The Collection began as one photograph given to Cantwell by moonwalker James
Irwin in 1981 who inscribed the photo with
love from the moon. Since then, Cantwell has
amassed a large number of signed and inscribed
photos from the Apollo era.
The new Launch Pad Lecture Series runs the
first Friday of each month. The March 7 lecture is Next Gen Home Security: Protecting
Astronauts and Spaceships.
See Film Scene for IMAX schedule.

Sacramento Mountains Historical

Museum U.S. 82 across from the
Chamber of Commerce in Cloudcroft, N.M.
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 or

Silver City Museum 312 W. Broadway,

Silver City. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday. Open until 7 p.m. the first
Friday of the month. Admission: $3 suggested
donation. Information: (575) 538-5921, 1-877777-7947 (out of town), or
Showing March 22-June 8: Faces and Place
of the Chihuahuan Desert, photographs from
UTEP professor emeritus Robert H. Schmidt.
Showing March 22-July 20: Parece Que Fue
Ayer, the Grant County Chicano Music
Project, featuring photos and memorabilia of
Chicano musicians who have played in Grant
County post World War II era to the present.
A book signing of New Mexico Territorial Era
Caricatures by Ron Hamm is 2 p.m. Saturday,
March 1.
A Brown Bag program, Military Trails to Fort
BayardJosephine Clifford with Cecilia Bell is
10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 8.

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.

John McVey Middagh is a former saddle

shop owner and amateur local historian.

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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 host the exhibit Villa Raid
on Columbus: March 9, 1916 through March
at El Paso Public Librarys Main Branch, 501 N.
Oregon, Downtown.
A Historical Walking Tour of Old Downtown
Churches is 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, featuring First Christian, First Presbyterian, First
Baptist, Immaculate Conception, First
Methodist Episcopal, Trinity Methodist
Episcopal, Church of St. Clements and St.
Marys Catholic Chapel. Meet at Calendar
Park, 400 Block of East San Antonio.
Admission: $5 donation.

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: 274-9531 or
Concordia Cemetery Ghost Tours are 9 to
11 p.m. Saturday, March 1 and 8, at the
cemetery. Bring a camera. Meet at 8:30 p.m. at
the Yandell entrance. Bring a canned of dried
food item for $5 off tour cost.
Downtown Ghost Tours are 9 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, March 15 and 29. Meet at 8:30 p.m.
in front of the Downtown Main Library
(Cleveland Square). This months tour will go
inside the remains of the Palace Saloon.
Contains adult situations, offensive history and
some adult language.
Ghost tour of San Elizario Historic District is
10 p.m. to midnight Friday, March 7, during
the First Friday ArtWalk. Meet at the Golden
Eagle Gallery, 1501 Main Street at 9:30 p.m.

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Preservation Society hosts a guided tour of the

historic fort in 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays,
March 8 and 22, at Fort Bayard National
Historic Landmark, six miles east of Silver City,
N.M. Meet at the 1910 Commanding Officers
Quarter (House 26) beginning at 9:15 a.m.
Tour takes about 90 minutes; wear walking
shoes, sun screen and a hat; water recommended. Admission is free, but donations
appreciated. Individual tours may also be
scheduled in advance. Information: (575) 9563294, (575) 388-9123 or
In celebration of Womens History Month, the
March tour will highlight the presence of
women at the fort.

a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Pancho

Villa State Park, off State Roads 11 and 9,
Columbus, N.M. The event features folklorico
dancers, music, food and parade led by more
than 100 Mexican cabalgata horseback riders
and more. Historical talks featured 1 to 4 p.m.
at the parks exhibit hall. Admission is free
(camping fees still apply). Information: (575)
531-2711 or for state park or
(575) 494-5815 for village.
Camp Furlong Day is a binational friendship
event, commemorating the March 9, 1916
early-morning attack on the village of
Columbus and the adjacent military camp by
Mexican General Francisco Pancho Villa and

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his men. Within days of the raid, General John

J. Black Jack Pershing began the Punitive
Expedition into Mexico.
The 15th Annual Cabalgata Binacional will be
hosted in the Village of Columbus plaza.
Cavalcade riders are expected to arrive in
Columbus at about 10 a.m. followed by food,
vendors and entertainment in the village plaza.
The Columbus Historical Society will host its
98th annual Memorial Service at 10 a.m.
Sunday, March 9, behind the Depot Museum,
in remembrance of the Americans who lost
their lives during the raid. Historical photos will
be displayed in the memorial garden.
Information: (575) 531-2620.

Harvey Girl Anniversary Harvey Girl

Association of El Paso hosts a reception 2 to 5
p.m. Sunday, March 9, at El Paso Museum of
Archaeology, 4301 Transmountain, to celebrate
the 108th anniversary of the historic Union
Passenger Station and the Harvey House
Restaurant in El Paso. Activities include the premiere screening of Harvey Girls: Opportunity
Bound, by Katrina Parks at 2:30 p.m.
Admission is free, donations accepted.
Information: 591-2326 or

Harvey Girls of El Paso The Harvey

Girls of El Paso Texas 1906-1948 hosts monthly
meetings 2 to 4 p.m. the second Monday of the
month (March 10), at the Union Depot
Passenger Station, 700 San Francisco.
Admission is free. Information: 591-2326 or

El Paso Archaeological Society The

societys monthly meeting is 2 p.m. Saturday,
March 15, at El Paso Museum of Archaeology,
4301 Transmountain. Vernon G. Lujan will
speak 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. Lujan is past director of the Poeh
Cultural Center and Museum at the Pueblo of
Pojoaque, N.M. Admission is free. Information:
755-4332 or

El Paso Corral of the Westerners

The monthly dinner program is 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Friday, March 21, at Ranchers Grill, 4410 N.
Mesa. Marchs program is Zebulon Pikes time
in El Paso by Dr. Albert Burnham of the El
Paso Community College. Cost: $20 (includes
dinner and presentation). Information/reservations: Richard Field, 759-9538.

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 (March 23) starting at
Main Street Mercantile, 1501 Main Street.
Information: 851-0093.

Trinity Site Tour The semi-annual tour

to the site of the first atom bomb explosion is
Saturday, April 5, at White Sands Missile
Range. At the site, visitors can take a quartermile walk to ground zero. Admission is free.
Information: White Sands Public Affairs (575)
678-1134 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. Hours are 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Admission is
free. Information: 568-4518 or 588-8482.
March 2014

lation pieces reference his upbringing as well as

the fears and misconceptions represented in
the national media concerning Border issues.
The installations, Juegos Fronteras, and El
Pan Dulce Vida, will create interactive environments to draw in the viewer and generate
discussion. Opening reception is 6 to 9 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 27.

Agave Rosa Gallery 905 Noble (next to

the International Museum of Art). Hours are 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The
gallery features paintings, sculpture, jewelry and
photography by area emerging artists.
Information: 533-8011,

Arts of March The Rio Bravo

Watercolorists annual group show is March 230 at the International Museum of Art, 1211
Montana. Judge is acrylic painter and watercolorist Ron Fritsch. Opening reception is 2 to 4
p.m. Sunday, March 2, with awards ceremony
at 3 p.m. Information: Ofelia Castaneda, 6309947, or
Free watercolor painting demos and workshops are 2 to 3 p.m. Sundays during the exhibition:
March 9: Direct Painting with Dorian
March 16: People with Gary Boggs,
March 23: Transparency with Kenge

Augment El Paso - The second augmented

reality art show in El Paso is 4 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, March 29, at Dreadful Things Art
Gallery, 2226 Montana. Augment El Paso is a
group of digital artists (3D modelers, animators,
painters, illustrators, and motion graphic
designers), programmers, and fabricators who
have created a free app that allows the user to
experience using 3D and animation, allowing
for interaction between art and the observer.
Visitors are encouraged to download the app
Augment El Paso (available for both iOS and
Android devices) prior to the show. A few
tablets will be available to view the artwork for
those who do not have smart phones/tablets.
Prints of the artwork and other merchandise
will be available for sale.

March 2014

Admission is free. Information: 373-2015,

799-6422 or

Ballroom Marfa 108 E. San Antonio

Street in Marfa. Hours are noon to 6 p.m.
Thursday through Sunday. Information: (432)
729-3700 or
Showing Feb. 28-July 31: Trilogy, featuring
three video installations by Austin-based artists
Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler, including their 2009 piece Grand Paris Texas. The
final in the series, Giant, will premiere in
Marfa in a solo exhibition.
Opening beer and taco reception is 6 to 8
p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, with walk-through with
the artists noon Saturday, March 1.

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. daily. Admission is
free. Information: 532-7273 or
Showing through March 30 in Abrazo
Gallery: 39th Annual Siglo de Oro Spanish
Drama Festival Art Exhibition.
Showing through March 8 in Los Paisanos
Gallery: The River People, featuring local
artists Alfonso Tellez, Julio Sanchez de Alba,
Nestor Valencia, Ruben Rodarte, and Xochitl
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 concert by the English band The XX is 8
p.m. Monday, April 7, in the arena on the
museum grounds, as part of the Chinati
Presents series. Tickets are free, but space is

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 Feb. 28-March 29: El Paso Art
Associations annual Colors of Spring show
and sale, featuring more than 60 works by 30
local artists, both EPAA members and nonmembers. This years judge is Suzi Davidoff.
Opening reception is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb.

Cube Gallery The new installation-based

gallery is at 114 E. Mills in Downtown El Paso.
Information: (940) 765-6112 or on facebook at
The Cube Gallery.
Showing Feb. 27-March 20: Borderlands,
two installations by Angel Cabrales. The instal-

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DeSantis Studio and Gallery The

gallery Debra De Santis, hosts its grand opening
Saturday and Sunday, March 15-16, in Placita
Madrid in historic San Elizario, featuring De
Santiss contemporary impressionism and
abstract art. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4
p.m. Saturdays and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays.
Dancing and painting group sessions also
offered by appointment. Information: 588-6346

Dreadful Things Art Gallery 2226

Montana. The gallery includes Day of the Dead
inspired items, collectibles, and curiosities.
Information: 799-6422 or on Facebook at
dreadfulthings. Augment El Paso show is 4 to
11 p.m. Saturday, March 29. See separate listing for details.

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

El Paso Museum of Art One Arts

Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and
Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to

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9 p.m. Thursday. Closed Mondays and holidays.
Admission is free for most exhibits. Tickets for
Gaspar Enriquez, exhibit is $10 (free for
EPMA members, ages 12 and younger and
active duty military and their family).
Information: 532-1707 or
A celebration of Francophile Month with the
museum and Alliance Franaise dEl Paso is
1:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, March 1114, with free subtitled French films in the auditorium.
The museum will take park in El Paso
Symphony Orchestras KidPalooza with free art
making activities inspired by the Gaspar
Enriquez exhibit, aluminum foil selfies, 11 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29, on a first come,
first serve basis. Free admission to ticketed
exhibits is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day.
Lauren Greenwald will talk about her work
with photography and video at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 20, as part of the Artists on
Art program. Greenwald is a visual artist working primarily in photography and video. Her
work focuses on landscape and perception, and
incorporates digital and analog processes ranging from pinhole photography to digital video.
The work shown, Rest (Scenic), 2012, is representative of the New Mexico landscape
Greenwald has tried to depict; miles of plain
and sky, seemingly empty, but full of mystery
and hidden meaning.
Showing through May 4 in the Retablo
Niche: Saint Anthony of Padua Established in
the late 16th century Saint Antony of Padua
retablos are meant to show contemplation of
the mystical life of the Christ child.
Showing through May 11 in the Woody and
Gayle Hunt Family Gallery: Gaspar Enriquez:
Metaphors of El Barrio. This exhibit presents
artwork from throughout Enriquezs career,
assembled from collections in El Paso and
throughout the United States. Enriquez is often
identified as the quintessential Chicano Texas
artist. In addition to more than 50 paintings,
prints and sculptures from 1983 to 2013, the
exhibit includes a video interview with the
artist and a book of the same title with texts by
Constance Cortez, Ruben Cordova, Christian
Gerstheimer, Benito Huerta and Lucy Lippard.
Enriquez will lead a Zip Tour of the exhibit at
12:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 5. Space is limited on a first come, first serve basis.
Enriquez also will host and open studio tour
of his home in San Elizario 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 16, during the Mission Trail Art
Market. Information: 851-0093.
A gallery talk on the exhibit with local tattoo
artist and former student of Enriquez Jessee
Mesa is 6 p.m. Thursday, March 27.
Showing through May 25: Luis Jimnez:
Native Son, lithographs and drawings, including finished works as well as detail studies for
the monumental figural sculpture Sodbuster
(completed 1981). Sometimes called the
Godfather of Chicano art, Jimnez was born
and raised in El Paso as the son of an immigrant
father. A sculptor, printmaker, and draftsman,
Jimnez specialized in fiberglass and epoxy
sculptures, lithographs and etchings, and colored-pencil drawings. He achieved national
recognition and was working on the controversial Blue Mustang sculpture for the Denver
International Airport when he was killed by an
accident in his Hondo, N.M. studio.
Showing through June 29 in the Gateway
Gallery: Ricardo Chavarria: 41, 47, 50-53, 59,
60, 61. Several of Chavarrias bold acrylic
abstract paintings some of them executed in
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the last year and appearing for the first time

will be featured. An Open House with
Chavarria is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 13.
Preschool Workshops are 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 27, March 13 and 27, for children ages 3-5 and a caregiver. Admission is
$10; free for museum members and active duty
The museums 2014 Spring Break art camp
classes are Tuesday through Friday March 1114. Pre-registration required. Morning classes
are $75 ($60 museum members); afternoon
classes are $86 ($70 museum members).

El Paso Studio Tour call for artists

The 7th annual El Paso Artists Studio Tour is
seeking artists through March 10 for the tour
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 26-27 at Westside, Upper Valley
and Downtown studios, and May 3-4 at
Eastside, Northeast and Mission Valley studios.
Information: Candy, 581-4971, or
Sponsored by the Plein Air Painters of El Paso
and El Paso Scene.
Encaustic International Art Studio and
Gallery 7100 Westwind, Suites 120 and
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 Currently showing is Grande,
featuring large-scale encaustic paintings.
A Straight and Forward Encaustic Painting
workshop for beginning and advanced artists is
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 22.
Abstract linear painting with the painting iron
and simple designs like Georgia OKeeffe used
them for her New Mexico paintings. Cost: $55.

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
Escamilla will celebrate the opening of neighboring gallery DeSantis Studio and Art Gallery
1:30 to 3:30 p.m. March 15-16, with poetry
readings Saturday and live music Sunday.
Featured guest artist that weekend is Rachel
Davis, with handcrafted beaded crosses,
rosaries and cross jewelry.

Evolution Art Show The 4th annual art

sho is scheduled for March 20 at Loft Light

Studio, 315 S. El Paso. Evolve Federal Credit
Union is accepting submissions from local
artists through March 4. No cost for submission. Information/submission details:

Florence Street Gallery The salon and

event house, owned and operated by Marie
Otero, is at 1015 N. Florence. Information:
Showing through March 22 is Phases
Shapes Inform, an exhibit of works by artist
Mark Rojas.
Opening reception is 4-8 p.m. Saturday,
March 29, for Making It Real, an exhibit by
artist Carlos Rodriguez, who specializes in
hyperrealistic paintings. The exhibit runs
through May 21.

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.
Information: 892-9862.

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Foreign movies presented at 6 p.m.
Thursdays; karaoke hosted Fridays.
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
Showing through May 2: Two Legends,
One Show, works by Manuel Acosta and Jose
Cisneros. Manuel Acosta (1921-1989) became
the protg of the Spanish master sculptor
Urbici Soler when he attended Texas Western
College. He exhibited his paintings in many
one-man shows across the U.S. and Mexico.
Acosta is most well-known for his portrait of
Cesar Chavez that appeared on the cover of
Time Magazine in 1969.
Jose Cisneros (1910-2009) created thousands
of illustrations depicting the Spanish heritage of
Mexico and the American Southwest, based on
his close study of history. Known for his unique
crosshatching technique, Cisneros illustrated
over 40 books. His many awards included a
National Arts and Humanities Medal and a
Hispanic Culture Foundation Award in 2002. In
1991 Cisneros was knighted by King Juan
Carlos of Spain for his contributions to the
understanding of Spanish history.
A preview party is 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb.
27. Opening reception 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday,
March 1.
An Early El Paso Art Collectors ARTalk, is 5 to
7 p.m. Thursday, April 24.
A Last Thursday lecture on the exhibit is 5 to
7 p.m. March 27, featuring Borderlands
History doctoral student Miguel Juarez, and
PhD student Susannah Aquilina.
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.

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
Showing March 1-30: Paintings and Things
solo exhibition by Jeniffer Stapher-Thomas, featuring her unique stain paintings as well as a
glimpse into her creative process and cultural
ties. Opening reception is 2 p.m. Saturday,
March 1.
Showing March 2-30: Arts of March, the
annual Rio Bravo Watercolorists group show.
Judge is acrylic painter and watercolorist Ron
Fritsch. Opening reception is 2 to 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 2, with awards ceremony at 3
Free watercolor painting demos and workshops are 2 to 3 p.m. Sundays:
March 9: Direct Painting with Dorian
March 16: People with Gary Boggs
March 23: Transparency with Kenge

Jewelry for a Voice call for artists

En Voz Alta seeks jewelry artist submissions
through April 5 to participate in the 3rd
annual Jewelry for a Voice event.
March 2014

Information: Patricia Garcia, 694-6178 or Mary

Ceglio, 240-2368.
En Voz Alta is a non-profit organization that
supports children with hearing loss. Jewelry
for a Voice is Friday, April 25, at El Paso Club
with a dinner, entertainment and silent auction.
Tickets: $50.

Northeast Critique Group The artists

group meets at 3 p.m. the third Thursday of
the month at Opengate Community Church,
9821 McCombs. Bring a recent painting or
drawing to be critiqued (not criticized). All
media welcome. Information: Judy, 755-1443
or Connie, 490-3978.

Pastel Society of El Paso The societys

monthly meeting is 1 p.m. Thursday, March

13, at the International Museum of Art, 1211
Montana. Local artist Jeniffer Stapher-Thomas,
currently on display at the museum, presents
Approaching Your Professional Literature, the
beginning steps of putting together and artists
resume. She will also conduct a tour of her
exhibit Paintings and Things. The program is
free and the open to the public. Information:

Pea Gallery and Studio San Elizario

Renowned artist Amado M. Pea Jr.s gallery is
1456 N. Main in San Elizario (in front of the
mission). Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Information: 851-8400 or

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the San Elizario Art District. Information: 8510742. Featured artist in March is Rachel Davis
showcasing her work from her business, The
Cross Gallery, including handcrafted beaded
crosses, rosaries and cross jewelry. She uses
color, semi-precious gemstones, crystals and
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Rakocy Art Studio 4210 Emory Rd.

Information: 584-7878 or Artist/historian Bill Rakocy has his
Upper Valley studio and gallery open by
Rakocy explored the Southwest in the late
1940s as an ex-GI and young artist, returned to
stay in the 1970s and later became curator of
education at the El Paso Museum of Art. An
award-winning artist, Rakocy is also author of
books on art, regional history and ghost towns.

Rubin Center UTEPs Stanlee and Gerald

Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is next to Sun
Bowl Stadium (off Dawson Drive). Hours are
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday Wednesday and
Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. Weekend
hours by appointment only. Information: 7476151, or on Facebook at
The public lecture, Can you Hear Me? Asian
American Women Speak Out is noon Friday,
Feb. 28, on the subversive language and
Contemporary Women Artists of Color, specifically the work of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha,
Linda Nishio, Hanh Thi Pham, and Yong Soon
Rubin Center Family Day, Losar: The
Himalayan New, is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,
March 8, with Bhutanese arts and crafts, meditation for kids of all ages, storytelling from the
Himalayan region, a Buddhist tea ceremony and
a giant collaborative mandala. All ages welcome, admission is free.
Showing through March 8:
UTEP Department of Art Biennial Faculty
Exhibition in the Rubin and L galleries, showcasing artwork by distinguished faculty teaching
in a wide range of media including ceramics,

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metals, sculpture, painting, printmaking drawing, graphic design and more. The Centennial
version of this biennial exhibition will be completed by historic images of the department,
Centennial reflections from faculty artists, and a
special focus on the process behind the artwork on display.
Studio Lab: Research Practices in the Visual
Arts, in the Project Space. Twenty-first
Century artists engage in a diverse set of practices to research and produce their work.
Studio Lab presents elements of this artistic
research through a series of installations based
on the process and working methods of the
UTEP Department of Art Faculty, giving viewers a unique opportunity to see the studio
methods of a range of artists working in a vari-

ety of media taught and produced at UTEP.

Showing March 27-April 26: 10 Squared:
100 Artists Celebrate UTEPs Centennial with
original works on 10 x 10 square. All proceeds from the sales support the Rubin Centers
education and outreach programming.
The exhibition also includes historic and contemporary photos from the Rubin Center and
UTEP Department of Art.
Showing March 27-May 15: UTEP Juried
UTEP Student Art Exhibition, works by undergraduate students enrolled in the Department
of Art during the 2013-2014 school year,
including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics,
metals and graphic design.
Reception for both exhibits is 4 to 9 p.m.
Thursday, April 10, during the campuswide
open house. The Department of Art will also
host a Centennial Celebration Open studio
night throughout Fox Fine Arts to showcase

working studio spaces in drawing, printmaking,

painting, metalsmithing, ceramics and more.

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,
March 7, 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.

Sueos de realidad The photographic

exhibition by Mexican artist Flor Yaez runs
through March 21, at Consulate General de
Mexico, 910 E. San Antonio. Admission is free
and the public is welcome. Information: 5446489.

Sunland Art Gallery The co-op gallery

features original paintings and photographs,
jewelry, prints and gift items by more than 20
local artists at 5034-D Doniphan, in Placita
Santa Fe (behind Tippi Tea Room). Hours are
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Information: Cil Abeyta, 584-3117 or 4740053.
The March show is Out and About El Paso,
an exhibit of works by the Plein Air Painters of
El Paso. Opening reception is 6-9 p.m.
Saturday, March 8. Show ends March 29
Featured Artist for March is Lisa Matta Brown
The gallery is accepting artist submissions for
its first open show of 2014, Have Palette, Will
Travel, works inspired by artists travels out of
the area or country. The show runs through
June with opening reception 6 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 7.

The Oak Tree The new gallery at Placita

Santa Fe, 5032 Doniphan, features Jurez artists
and Mata Ortiz pottery. Artists include Monica
De La Torre, Alan Sanchez, Gregorio Gonzalez,
Lynneth Balderrama, Angel Villa, Muzignoart,
Bere Perea, Alfonso Fernandez, Luisa
Dominguez, Pxyis Pxs and Daniel Treivio.
Information: 929-7390 or

UTEP Union Gallery Second floor,

UTEP Union East. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4
p.m. Monday through Friday. Information: 74755711 or Showing through
March 9 in celebration of Black History Month
is Outsider, works by local artist FreChelle.

Las Cruces/Mesilla
Adobe Patio Gallery and Studio
1765 Avenida de Mercado in Mesilla. The
gallery features works by Carolyn Bunch,
Anthony Pennock, Kelley S. Hestir, Cheryl
Derrick and other local and regional artists.
Information: (575) 532-9310 or

Blue Gate Gallery The gallery owned by

Flo Hosa Dougherty is at 4901 Chagar, at Valley
and Taylor, in Las Cruces. Hours are 2 to 4
p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Information:
(575) 523-2950 or

Creative Harmony Gallery and Gifts

220 N. Campo in Las Cruces. Hours are noon
to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
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The acoustic duo The Two of Us with

Helene McMillian and Frank Lovato performs
3-4 p.m. Saturday, March 1 and 15.
An opening reception is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday,
March 7, for Loose Edges, an exhibit of
abstract and contemporary oil paintings by
Wendy Weir.
Continuing through March: Works by
Georjeanna Feltha, Glimpses of the Past.
Information: (575) 312-3040.

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.

Faces of NMSU The portrait photo

exhibit spanning the career of University
Communications chief photographer Darren
Phillips runs through the Spring 2014 semester
at William Conroy Honors Gallery, corner of
Espina and University, in Las Cruces. Phillips,
who began working for NMSU in 2001, is primarily responsible for producing and editing
photographic images used in official university
news releases, magazines and marketing materials. Information:

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
Works include original art, prints, ceramics,
furniture, dolls and more, as well as works by
Adriana Peraldi, Miguel Varela and Rosa

Las Cruces Arts Fair Doa Ana Arts

Councils 4th annual regional juried fine arts
event is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 15-16, in the Las
Cruces Convention Center, 680 University,
with more than 100 artists from around the
county, with artists demonstrations. Childrens
activities offered for age 6 to 12. All artists will
participate in a silent auction benefiting Doa
Ana Arts Council. Admission: $6 per day ($10
weekend pass); free for age 12 and younger).
Information: (575) 523-6403 or
A VIP Preview Night Gala with music and
entertainment is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 14,
to view the fair before the general public.
Admission: $6.
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 March 29: Gustave
Baumann: A Lifes Journey. Baumann visited
New Mexico in 1918 and was mesmerized by
the vast grandeur of the Southwest. He soon
moved to Santa Fe and lived there until his
death in 1971. His observations of the New
Mexico landscape and Pueblo life became
sources for his colorful woodblock prints. In
1952, he was named as an honorary fellow of
the School of American Research in Santa Fe.
The Reading Art Book Club meets at 2:30
p.m. Wednesday, March 12, to discuss
Mabels Santa Fe and Taos: Bohemian Legends
(1900-1950) by Elmo Baca.
M. Phillips Gallery 221 N. Main in Las
Cruces. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Information: or (575) 525-1367 or

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Main Street Gallery 311 N. Downtown
Mall, Las Cruces. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 1:30
p.m. Saturday. Information: (575) 647-0508.
Showing March 6-29: Land and Light, large
scale oils on canvas by Lindy Marbry Bridgers.
The exhibit features Bridgers studies of Mesilla
Valley, from sunrise to sunset. Opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6.

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
Showing in March are stained glass artist
Hetty Smith and painter Ray Baird, who specializes in rural structures and international
New to the gallery are water media artist
Cheryl J. Bower and transparent watercolorist
Louise Lockhart.
The gallerys 31 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,

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 March 1-29 is watercolorist, Lu

Bleveans, who specializes in natural landscapes.

Reception is 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 8.

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
Reception for this months artist (to be
announced) is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 7, as
part of the Downtown Art Ramble. The reception is followed by the monthly RGT Live open
mic at 7 p.m.

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
Commissions are being accepted through
March 29 for the group show Spring Sprang
Sprung: New Growth showing April 5-May
4. All media will be considered; fee is $15
adults, $10 youth.
Tombaugh Gallery First Unitarian
Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S.
Solano. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, or by
appointment. Information: (575) 522-7281 or
Showing March 9-April 25: Patched
Vision, fiber art by Abby Osborne, who combines her love of color, textures, perspective,
and design through the healing spirituality
process of quilting. Each piece is an original
design that is machine-pieced and hand-quilted.
Opening reception is 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, March 9.

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New Yorker takes over Art

Association manager duties

he El Paso art community thrives in

large part because of the wonderful
mixture of native-born talent and
those who are new to the borderland way
of life. Karla Zanelli, who took over managerial duties at the Art Junction this
January, is a perfect example of the creative enthusiasm brought in by those who
see the world through fresh eyes.
Born and raised in the New York City
area, Karla completed her studies in graphic design at the University of New York at
Fredonia before going on to enjoy a successful career in the field of commercial
art. Primarily working in the fragrance
industry, she designed packaging for prestigious companies such as Estee Lauder,
Ralph Loren Fragrance and Avon Products.
Knowing that her daughter was interested
in the arts from an early age, Karlas mother encouraged her to visit the galleries in
the Soho area of New York City.
I especially recall one day when mom
and I went to the Circle Gallery because it
was there that I purchased by first Victor
Vasarely serigraph. (I have a total of three
now), Karla shared. Ive always felt it
was very important to support the arts.
Even if you only buy small original pieces,
it is still a very good way to grow a collection.
She moved to the Los Angeles area in
2003 where she worked with the Klade
Gallery in Hermosa Beach. During her
tenure there, she helped organize and
design advertising for the first Hermosa
Beach ArtWalk.
During this same period, tiring of big city
life, several members of Karlas family
moved to Texas, including her sister, LisaSue, who currently resides in Fort Worth.
That was a factor that prompted Zanelli
and her young daughter, Ava Raye, to relocate to El Paso in 2006.
She jests that while getting settled in her
only creative outlet was doing large chalk
drawings on the driveway with her daughter. Quickly becoming a member of the El
Paso Art Association encouraged her to
think about showing her art in public. In
2009 she entered her first show, Paint the
Town Red at the Hal Marcus Gallery.
Since then her work has been included in
numerous EPAA exhibitions, and in 2013
two of her paintings were juried into the
Arts International Exhibition.

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Describing her style, Karla relates, Even

from early childhood, my work has always
been based on geometric abstractions.
Her hard-edge style leads Zanelli to execute bold abstract designs. Paintings are
clean and structured, and her signature
palette is filled with a rich wealth of colors. In lieu of texture, she likes to contrast
elements of matte and gloss, metallic and
flat colors to add detail.
Her niece, Raye-Lani, inspired her to
begin a Sparkle City Art series. Created
by adding Swarovski crystals to her paint,
Zanelli describes these pieces as fun, colorful, sparkling art that all generations
could love.
Beginning in January 2014, Karla
assumed the position that Joyce Ewald so
competently filled since the opening of Art
Junction. Karla said with a laugh, For
now, my official title is EPAA/Crossland
Gallery Manager. Maybe I can think of
calling myself director in a year or so.
Her current job description entails keeping on top of a myriad of duties that
include working with EPAA artists, renting
out studio space at the Art Junction, and
also helping to stage monthly exhibitions
and other related events at the Crossland
Its amazing. I dont know how Joyce
did it all. There is just so much minutia.
Being in the office is only the tip of iceberg. While the association webmaster,
Richelle Moore, does the online publicity
and sends out press releases, it is Karla
who must first generate that information.
She is also very involved in shows even to
the point of helping hang the artwork.
Im detail oriented so its my job to fill
all the little gaps to make certain everything turns out right.
We currently have approximately 275
active members, and the primary purpose
of the art association is to promote these
artists by giving them the opportunity to
show their work, not only by entering
EPAA-sponsored exhibitions but also by
staging individual shows at the Gallery.
Another of Karlas goals is to help EPAA
establish more of a presence in the El Paso
art community. She explains, We hope to
achieve this by partnering with (the City
Museums and Cultural Affairs
Department) and perhaps getting on the
agenda for the last Thursday art walks.

Another ongoing project is to increase

membership in the EPAA, and to encourage current members to become more
active by volunteering their time and talents.
Now that spring is almost officially here,
art shows seem to be blossoming everywhere. Below are events which celebrate
the season.

Storm Getting Organized, an encaustic

painting by Brigitte von Ahn, is one of the
works in the upcoming Colors of Spring.

The annual Colors of Spring exhibition,

which features over 30 artists from the El
Paso area, opens Feb. 28 and runs through
March 29.
Seven Paths to Creating Beauty, on display April 4 -26, is a student exhibition
from the UTEP art department. In conjunction with the show, EPAA will award $500
scholarships to seven students, who have
been selected by their instructors as
excelling in the seven disciplines taught in
the UTEP art program: drawing, ceramics,
painting, printmaking, graphic design,
sculpture and metals.

International Museum of Art and the

Chamizal National Memorial, as well as
the Department of Interior Museum in
Washington, D.C.
Participating members in the March show
are Corinne Abeyta-Spinnler, Bob Adams,
Meghan Arriola, Cheryl Bower, Dorian
Clouser, Melinda Etzold, Santiago
Gonzalez, Winfrey Hearst, Lisa Matta
Brown, Candy Mayer, Linda Noack, Dee
Olga MinYoung-Phillips, Oween Rath,
Krystyna Robbins, Rami Scully and Nina
Featured artist for the show is Lisa MattaBrown, who works out of her studio in
Santa Teresa, creating luminous and richly
colorful still lifes and landscape scenes
which capture the flavor of El Paso as well
as Italy, Mexico and the California

Sunland Art Gallery

El Paso Museum of Art

For new examples of what is happening

across El Paso, you will certainly want to
stop by the Sunland Art Gallery at Placita
Santa Fe to take in Out and About El
Paso. Opening with a gala reception 6 to
9 p.m. Saturday, March 8, the exhibition
will showcase new works by members of
the Plein Air Painters of El Paso (plein
air refers to painting outdoors, directly
going from observation to painting on canvas).
Since the group formed officially in
1997, membership has grown substantially
and group exhibitions have graced the
walls of El Paso venues such as the

Touching on a vastly different interpretation of the interplay between art and

nature, Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar
Landscapes in art 1775 2012 will open
at the El Paso Museum of Art June 1 and
run through Aug. 24.
Coming to the EPMA from the Whatcom
Museum in Bellingham, Wash., Vanishing
Ice is a groundbreaking exhibition that
explores alpine and polar landscapes
through the very timely context of global

Crossland Gallery

El Paso Scene

Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer specializing in the visual arts.

March 2014

Siglo de Oro Drama Festival The

39th annual celebration of the Spanish language
dramatic arts from Spains Golden Age runs
Feb. 26-March 2 at the Chamizal National
Memorial Theatre, 800 S. San Marcial.
Performances begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday
through Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. Early
arrival encouraged, as seating is limited.
Admission is free on a first come, first served
basis (no reservations). Information: 532-7273
Wednesday, Feb. 26: Morfeo Teatro from
Cuevas de San Clemente, Spain, presents La
escuela de los vicios by Francisco de Quevedo.
Thursday, Feb. 27: Morfeo Teatro from
Cuevas de San Clemente, Spain presents La
lozana andaluza by Francisco Delicado.
Friday, Feb. 28: Cambalache Teatro and
Escuela Superior de Arte Dramatico de Murcia
of Murcia, Spain present De fuera
vendraquien de casa nos echara by Agustin
Saturday, March 1: Cambalache Teatro and
Escuela Superior de Arte Dramatico present a
1940s adaptation of El secreto a voces by
Pedro Calderon de la Barca.
Sunday, March 2: Cambalache Teatro and
Escuela Superior de Arte Dramatico present
Puro Lope, a compilation of the best known
scenes by Flix Arturo Lope de Vega y Carpio,
the most prolific playwright of Spains Siglo de
Oro and a contemporary of William

Cotton Patch Gospel El Paso

Community Colleges Theater Ensemble presents Tom Keys and Russell Treyzs folk rock
musical based on the Cotton Patch Version of
Matthew and John by Clarence Jordan, Feb.
27-March 2, at 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
The story retells the life of Jesus as if in modern day, rural Georgia. Though the setting and
the styling of the language greatly differs from
the original telling of the Gospels, the plot
structure and the message of the story stays
true to the historical recording in The Gospel.

One Act Play Weekend No Strings

Theatre Company presents a weekend of OneActs at 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday,
March 8-9, at Black Box Theatre, 430 N
Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Tickets: $12
($10 students and seniors over 65).
Information/reservations: (575) 523-1223.
Plays include Mrs. Sorkin by Christopher
Durang directed by Ceil Herman; Phyllis and
Xenobia by Christopher Durang, directed by
Marissa Bond; Freud: A Consuming Passion
written and directed by Liz Turner; and David
Mamets The Duck Variations.
Deathtrap El Paso Playhouse, 2501
Montana, presents the Ira Levin mystery
through March 8. Directed by Vanessa
Keyser. 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,
Sidney Bruhl, a previously successful playwright, has had a series of box office flops and
is having trouble writing. When he reads a play
to his wife that was written by a student of his
and makes the comment that he would kill for
the script, things take a bizarre twist.

Aunt Raini American Southwest Theatre

Company presents an original play by NMSU
Theater Department Head Tom Smith through
March 2014

March 9 at NMSUs Center for the Arts.

Directed by Mark Medoff. Showtime is 7:30
p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets: $17. Tickets: $10-$17. Information:
(575) 646-4515 or
The play centers on Katherine, a successful
gallery owner who must decide what to do
when controversial, though historically significant, artwork is left to her by her aunt.
Because the drama is loosely based on the
career of Leni Riefenstahl, NMSUs College of
Arts and Sciences will sponsor three days of
events prior to opening night where audiences
can attend lectures, a gallery exhibit and a film
screening to enrich their understanding of the
complex, controversial, and influential director
and photographer Riefenstahl.

Timeless Tales A Childrens Theatre of

the Mesilla Valley presents favorite stories from
Hans Christian Andersen at 7 p.m. Friday and 1
p.m. Saturday, March 14-15, at the Rio
Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, in
Las Cruces. Tickets: $7. Information: (575)

Shakespeare on the Rocks The theatre organization celebrates its 25th anniversary
season with a series of performances in March
at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San
Marcial. Presented by Shakespeare on the
Rocks and Eden Enterprises.
Tickets for each event: $10; ($8 students, fulltime seniors 65 and active and retired military
(all with ID); $6 each for groups of ten or
more. Group tickets: 474-4275. Information:
Merry Wives of Windsor Shakespeares
comedy will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday and
Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 21-23.
The play is a joyful tale full of flirtations, deceptions, trickery, and misadventures. Sir John
Falstaff hatches a plan to make two women fall
in love with him, but intrigue, delusions, and
virtue disrupt his goals in an amusing insight
into small-town life; it is a situation comedy out
of the Renaissance utilizing superstition, farce

and cunning.
Lot o Shakespeare Tim Mooney performs his celebrated one-man show at 7 p.m.
Friday, March 28. Mooney will perform monologues from all 38 plays and six of
Shakespeares sonnets. Mooney is the founder
and former editor of The Script Review and
was the Artistic Director of Chicagos Stage
Two Theatre, where he produced nearly 50
plays in five years. He has written 17 iambic
pentameter variations of the plays of Moliere,
produced around the world. He continues to
present his five one-man shows across North
Romeo and Julieta The bilingual version
of Shakespeares tragic romance adapted by
Jesse Snyder is 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m.
Sunday, March 29-30. Directed by Joseph
Martinez, III, this edited story of Romeo and
Juliet is presented primarily in English with the
Capuletos speaking among themselves in
Spanish. This English and Spanish production
presents the brief and tragic lives of the children of rival Montague and Capuleto families,
star-crossed by fate with a love even death
could not deny.

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The Women of Lockerbie No Strings

Theatre presents the play by Deborah Brevoort
March 14-30 at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N.
Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Directed by
Nikka Ziemer. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays
and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays March 23 and
30; and 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27. Tickets:
$12 ($10 students and seniors over 65; all tickets Thursday are $8). Information/reservations:
(575) 523-1223 or
The play takes place eight years after the
plane crash and shows how the survivors deal
with their grief after the tragedy.
The Lion in Winter Las Cruces
Community Theatre, 313 N. Downtown Mall,
presents the James Goldman play that inspired
the Oscar-winning film March 18-April 3.
Directed by Monte H. Wright. 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). Information:
(575) 523-1200 or
King Henry II of England wants the kingdom
to stay united after his death, but all three of
his sons want to rule and it is likely to be torn
apart by revolution. Henry favors the youngest
John, while Eleanor favors the eldest, Richard.
Middle son Geoffrey hopes to play both ends
against each other and come out on top.

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The Arabian Nights The UTEP

Department of Theatre and Dance presents
Mary Zimmermans adaptation of the classic
tale March 21-30, in the Fox Fine Arts Wise
Family Theatre. Directed by Rebecca Rivas.
Showtime is 8 p.m. 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). Special discount
nights include UTEP Alumni Night, UTEP
Faculty and Staff Night, Military Night, and El
Paso City Employee Night. Call for details.
Information: 747-5118 or
In this timeless tale of tales, Scheherazade
endeavors to save her own life through strategic storytelling and prolonged endings. Mary
Zimmermans adaptation offers an ingenious
mixture of familiar and not-so-familiar fables.

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Dial M For Murder - El Paso Playhouse,
2501 Montana, presents an original play written
and directed by Ken Forestal March 28-April
19. 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,
Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot,
for her money and now plans to murder her
for the same reason. He arranges the perfect
murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to
know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for
himself. Unfortunately for him, things dont
exactly go according to plan.

La Pastorela de Petra Viva Mexico

Theater Ensemble and El Paso Community
Colleges Senior Adult Program present the
original bilingual comedy and traditional
Christmas play by Rubert Reyes, translated and
directed by Malena Cano, at 7 p.m. Friday and
Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday, April 4-6, at
Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San
Marcial. Information/tickets: 772-3905 or 3297774.
The play depicts the antics of Petra
Dominguez and her adventures surrounding
her tortilla factory business and her employees
and of course her nemesis, a villain named Tina
Tamayo. Other plays in the series have included El Sueo De Petra, El Pecado De Petra
and El Cuento de Petra.

Butterflies Are Free El Paso

Community Colleges Theater Ensemble presents the comedy hit by Leonard Gershe, April

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4-6 and 11-13, at the EPCC Transmountain

Campus Forum. Directed by Hector Serrano.
Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and 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
A blind young man seeking independence creates problems with his mother and his new
roommate as he struggles to become selfreliant.

Les Miserables UTEP Dinner Theatre

presents the award-winning musical, later to be
an Academy Award-nominated film for it official
Centennial Production April 25-May 17.
Tickets go on sale March 24. Showtime is 7
p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 2:30 p.m.
Sunday shows. Tickets: $26-$45 dinner shows;
$16-$26 non-dinner matinees. Information:
747-6060 of Ticket information:
747-6060 or

Auditions & classes

A Little Murder Never Hurt
Anybody auditions El Paso Playhouse,
2501 Montana, hosts auditions for its summer
production Sunday and Monday, March 2-3.
Auditions often consist of cold readings of simple dialogue and from the script, with possible
improvisation. Show dates are May 9-31.
Information/times: 532-1317 or

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. Information/cost: 412-5283 or

Merry Wives added to

anniversary repertory

hakespeare on the Rocks brings a

new comedy to its 25th anniversary repertory this month with
Merry Wives of Windsor.
Its a comedy director Cornelia
Patterson loves because of its shtick.
Think of the Three Stooges, she
The theater instructor at El Paso
Community College turns teacher when
she explains the plays origins.
Queen Elizabeth liked Falstaff. She
had her agents contact Shakespeare to
write a story where Falstaff falls in
She said its the one Shakespearean play
that deals with the merchant class rather
than kings and queens and royalty.
In Merry Wives, Falstaff fancies two
married young women and boasts he
could have an affair with them. He
sends each a love letter. Mistress Ford,
one of the two Merry Wives, is
affronted by the suggestion. Then her
friend Mistress Page comes in with the
same letter, and after they literally compare notes, they decide to seek revenge.
They want to see if they can turn the
tables on him. They set him up. Then
begins the silly antics.
The two even include their husbands
in the plot, although Ford shows he is
jealous of the attention his wife gets
from Falstaff. As in any good comedy,
Falstaff gets his comeuppance but
everyone lives happily ever after.
Like all Shakespearean plays, Merry
Wives has created challenges for its
director. First is the size of the cast. She
managed to pare both the show and cast
size down to 18, still a large cast for a
non-musical. She has a mixture of students and community theater regulars in
her cast.
Nathaniel Long stars as Falstaff, with
Hannah McFarling (a Kids-N-Co. regular for many years, now grown up) as
Mistress Ford and community theater
regular Eurydice Saucedo as Mistress
Page. Other familiar names include
Jonathan Cantrell of El Paso Playhouse,
Shakespeare vet Brian Giza, and
Priscilla Duron.
But Patterson admits it has been nice
to get back to directing, despite the

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short amount of time. When the company was discussing shows in a meeting,
looking for something they hadnt done,
Patterson suggested Wives as a fun
production, like a gossipy high school
They said, Cornelia, why dont you
direct it. So I jumped in.
And a jump it was because the only
free dates were those at the end of
March. Following Wives is a bilingual production, Romeo and Julieta,
directed by Joseph Martinez III. It had a
stage reading in August at El Paso
Museum of Art. The Montagues speak
English, while the Capulets speak some
Spanish, mostly to each other. But,
Patterson assured, the non-bilingual will
not have a problem understanding it.
The two shows auditioned together
and are sharing the same rehearsal period and some of the same actors. A third
show, Taming of the Shrew, directed
by Elizabeth Dahl, will be performed in
May at the Womans Club as part of its
centennial celebration.
As far as Wives is concerned,
Patterson is keeping it in the original
Renaissance period.
I did modernize it a bit so its easier
to understand. But its wonderful to be
directing again to be working with
actors to create a beautiful work of art.
Carol Viescas is a veteran of
community theater and teaches
journalism at Bel Air High School.

Merry Wives of Windsor presented at

7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m.
Sunday, March 21-23, at the Chamizal
National Memorial. For details of this
and other Shakespeare on the Rocks
performances this month, see On
Stage listing.
March 2014

Tumblewords Project The writing

workshops are 12:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Saturdays at the Memorial Park Public Library
meeting room, 3200 Copper, unless listed otherwise. Workshops are free; donations for the
presenter are encouraged. The group is open
to all writers in a non-critique, non-caustic
forum. Information: 328-5484 (Donna Snyder),
566-1034 (library), or on
Facebook at Tumblewords.
For March, Tumblewords Project founder
Donna Snyder will present Verbal Intoxicants,
a series of workshops in which participants will
write in whatever form they wish, and then
read aloud. Each week, Snyder will share poetry or fiction written by some of the writers she
has encountered through the global internet literary community.
March 1: Dream Protocols, featuring the
surrealist poetry of Lee Ballentine of Denver.
March 8: Minervas Daughters, featuring
the realism fiction of Xnath Caraza, set primarily in Mxico, the poetry of Canadian Dale
Winslow, the writing of disability advocate
Maria R. Palacios, and the prose of surrealist
artist Frida Kahlo.
March 15: Blood Music, Featuring the
poetry of Irish American poet Frank Reardon.
March 22: Epic Soundtrack
Featuring the performance poetry of
Appalachian writer Verless Doran of New York
City, and Philadelphia writer, musicologist and
cinephile William Crawford.
March 29: O Machine, featuring the surrealist poetry of Luke Buckham of
Read Across America El Paso Teachers
Association hosts the reading event 11 a.m. to
2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Armijo Library,
620 E. 7th Ave. Many educators have volunteered to promote reading, and activities
include arts and crafts, jumping balloon and science activities tied to literature. Food and beverages provided to participates. Admission is
free and the public is invited. Information: 5333905 or

XIX Undcimo Congreso de

Literatura Mexicana Contempornea
The 2014 Contemporary Mexican Literature
Conference, organized by the UTEP
Department of Languages and Linguistics,
begins at 9 a.m. Thursday through Saturday,
March 6-8 in the UTEP Student Union

Barnes & Noble (East Side) The

Building. Information:

A presentation of papers about the works of
Octavio Paz, Jos Revueltas, and Efran Huerta
is also planned in celebration of the 100th year
since their births.

El Paso Writers League The league

meets 2 to 4 p.m. the second Saturday of the
month at the Dorris Van Doren Regional
Branch Library, 551 E. Redd Road. On March
8, the league will host a release party for the
annual publication, Border Tapestry. Winners of
the 2013 contest will be announced. Members
and visitors welcome. Admission is free.
Information: 290-2130 or on Facebook at

Carl Hertzog Day The 14th biennial

Carl Hertzog Lecture and Award is 2 to 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 9, at El Paso Natural Gas
Conference Center, across from the UTEP
Library. This years speaker is Robert Tauber,
Book Arts Specialist, Center for Book Arts &
Logan Elm Press, The Ohio State University
Libraries, and recipient of the 2012 Hertzog
Award. Tauber will speak on The Book as Art
and the Art of the Book. The 2014 recipients,
book designers Arlyn Nathan and Tom Leech,
will also be awarded at this time for their work
on Jack Thorps Songs of the Cowboys.
Admission is free. Information: 747-6720.
GLBT book group The bimonthly book
group meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday or
Tuesday of odd-numbered months. The
Tuesday, March 18 book is Memoirs of
Hadrian, by Marguerite Yourcenar. 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

Mining Books: UTEP Centennial

Edition UTEP Library and Department of
English host monthly book discussions at the
Librarys Blumberg Auditorium. This months
presentation is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 25,
on Don Haskins Glory Road, led by Charles
Martin and Tony Stafford. Information: or on Facebook at
Mining Books-UTEP Centennial Edition.

A Celebration of Poetry for Womens

History Month Tres Amigas hosts a free
poetry reading 7 to 8:30 a.m. Friday, March
28, at West End Art Depot, 401 N. Mesilla, in
Las Cruces, in honor of National Womens
History Month. Local poets Jena Camp,
Christine Eber, Dael Goodman, LeeAnn
Meadows, Joanne Townsend and Ellen Young
will read from their work and read one by a
woman poet who has influenced her.
Information: (575) 525-1625.

Writing Round-Up Texas Mountain Trail

Writers invite all new and published writers to
the 23rd Annual Spring Retreat April 11-13 at
Mountain Trail Lodge & Outdoor Learning
Center, between Fort Davis and Alpine. Cost:
$150 through March 24. Information: (432)
837-5489 or
This years featured authors are Lisa Wingate,
WC Jameson and Becka Oliver, focusing on
Write Into the Sunset.

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.
Childrens storytimes are 11 a.m. Saturdays.
March 8: Octopuss Garden by Ringo Starr.
March 15: Duck, Duck, Moose! by Sudipta
March 22: Tulip Loves Rex by Alyssa Satin
March 29: Friends by Eric Carle, read by
El Paso Country Day School
The Lego Movie hand-on childrens event is
11 a.m. Saturday, March 1. Ages four and up
build a scene from the movie. Space is limited.
A Read Across America Story time is 4 p.m.
Monday, March 3, with a reading of Dr. Seusss
Green Eggs and Ham and other activities.
An American Girl Truly Talented You event for
girls age 8-12 is 7 p.m. Saturday, March 15,
with activities inspired by the newest Girl of
the Year.

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.
Childrens storytime is 11 a.m. Saturdays.
March 1: The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
March 8: Germs Are Not For Sharing
March 15: Emeraldlicious
March 22: I Will Never Ever Eat That
March 29: There Was A Lady That
Swallowed A Chick.
The Lego Movie hand-on childrens event is
11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 1, for kids age four
and up.
A Read Across America Story time is noon
Sunday, March 2, with a reading of Dr. Seusss
Green Eggs and Ham and other activities.
An American Girl Truly Talented You event for
girls age 8-12 is 11:30 a.m. p.m. Saturday,
March 8.
A Leap Frog Hands On learning event is 11:30
a.m. Saturday, March 15, using the LeapReader
interactive reading adventure.

Barnes & Noble (Las Cruces) 700 S.

Telshor in Mesilla Valley Mall. Information: (575)
Childrens storytimes are 10 a.m. Fridays.
Read Across America storytime with Green
Eggs and Ham is 11 a.m. Monday, March 3.
An American Girls Truly Talented You event
is 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, for ages 8-12.
A Leap Frog Interactive Adventure is 2 p.m.
Saturday, March 15. Space is limited.

Sisters in Crime The Eastside chapter of

the book discussion group supporting women
mystery writers meets 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday,
March 4, at St. Paul Methodist Church, 7000
Edgemere, to discuss A Share in Death by
Deborah Crombie. The meeting is free to anyone to attend although a small donation may be
asked to cover utilities/maid service.
Information: 629-7063 or
The April 1 book selection is The Cuckoos
Calling by J.K. Rowling.



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Get Reel Film Series The UTEP film

EPMA World Cinema Series El Paso

series is in the Union Cinema, Union Building

East, First Floor. Showings are 7 p.m. Fridays
and Saturdays. Admission: $2 general admission; $1 UTEP students, faculty, staff and alumni members with valid ID. Combo tickets
(include hot dog, small soda and popcorn) are
$5. Tickets available in advance at the UTEP
Ticket Center or at the door.
Information/schedule: 747-5711.
Feb. 28-March 1: Thor: The Dark World
March 7-8: Frozen (PG)
March 21-22: The Hobbit: The Desolation
of Smaug (PG-13)
April 4-5: The Nut Job (PG)
April 11-12: Instructions Not Included (PG13)
April 25-26: Blackfish (PG-13)
May 2-3: Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13)

Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza, hosts

screenings of films at 2 p.m. Saturdays.
Donations purchase art books for the museums Algur H. Meadows Library. 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/films: 532-1707 or

Pax Christi Film Series The series

presents the documentary Made in
L.A./Hecho en Los Angeles at 3 p.m. Sunday,
March 2, at Diocesan Migrant and Refugee
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.
Made in L.A. tells the story of three Latina
immigrants working in Los Angeles sweatshops
and their struggle to win basic labor protections.

Cine Luis Buuel en Mxico

Binational Independent Film Festival, The
Mexican Consulate and El Paso Public Library
host the film series celebrating works by
Spanish director Luis Buuel at 3 p.m.
Saturdays, March 8-April 5, at El Paso Public
Librarys Main Branch Auditorium 501 N.
Oregon. Admission is free. Information/film
March 8: El Gran Calavera (1949)
March 15: Subida al Cielo (1951)
March 22: La Ilusin Viaja en Tranva (1953)
March 29: La Hija del Engao (1951)
April 5: Nazarn (1958).
Film Las Cruces The Rio Grande
Theatre and the City of Las Cruces Film Liaison
present the monthly film forum at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 12. Locally made films are
screened alongside short films by student filmmakers, followed by Q&A sessions with the
filmmakers and industry news as it pertains to
the area. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is
free. Information: (575) 523-6403 or

Jays Pix Presents Film historian, educator, writer, archivist, collector Jay Duncan and
the Sunset Film Society hosts a monthly film
series at 6:30 p.m. the third Saturday of the
month. Location to be announced. Admission
and parking is free. Reservations required by
RVSP by March 10 (no late RSVP accepted).
The March 15 film is the 1937 feature-length
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy film Way Out
West. The boys travel to Brushwood Gulch
and attempt to deliver the deed for a gold mine
to the daughter of their ex-partner. Nominated
for the Academy Award for Best Music Score.
Selected short subjects will also be shown.

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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. Admission: $7 ($6 seniors,
military and students with ID; $5 children and
society members); $5 on Wednesday.
Information, schedule: (575) 524-8287 or
Feb. 28-March 6: The Invisible Woman. A
story of the whispered relationship Charles
Dickens (Ralph Fiennes) maintained with a
much younger woman over the last 13 years of
his life. Rated R.
March 7-13: The Past. Ahmad returns
from Iran to finalize his divorce from his wife,
Marie. Ahmad is the calm, balanced observer
who sees everything thats going on with Marie,
her new boyfriend and the three kids they live
with. Rated PG-13.
March 14-20: 2014 Oscar Shorts (Live
action and Animated). The annual screening
features all the short films nominated for
Academy Awards.
March 21-27: Maidentrip. A 14-year-old
adolescent mariners aim is to become the
youngest person ever to sail around the world.
Mar 28-April 3: Gloria. A free-spirited
older woman faces the realities of her whirlwind relationship with a former naval officer
she met at a night club. Rated R.

New Mexico Museum of Space

History 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. The
museums Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater
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 admission: $3.50.
Ages 3 and under free for all shows.
Museum/IMAX combo tickets available.
Information: (877) 333-6589 or (575) 437-2840

Jays Film Forecast Film historian Jay

Duncan prepared this list of top monthly
Coming Attractions for movie fans, listed by
studio and release date (subject to change).
March 7
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Fox Searchlight)
Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Edward
Norton. Directed by Wes Anderson
Mr. Peabody and Sherman (20th CenturyFox) CG Animation. Featuring the voices of

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Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert.
Directed by Rob Minkoff. Based on the 1960s
animation segment in the Rocky & Bullwinkle
Show created by Jay Ward.
300: Rise of an Empire (Warner Bros.)
Motion-capture Animation. Sullivan Stapleton,
Eva Green, Rodrigo Santoro. Directed by
Noam Murro. Based on characters in Frank
Millers graphic novel. A sequel/prequel to Zack
Snyders 2007 film starring Gerard Butler.
March 14
Need for Speed (Disney) Aaron Paul,
Imogen Poots, Dominic Cooper. Directed by
Scott Waugh.

his year the Lenten season begins

on March 5. Most people know
that Lent lasts 40 days, but are
surprised when they check the calendar
and realize that there are actually 46
days from Ash Wednesday until Easter.
The reason for that seeming disparity is
that Sundays dont count as days of
Lent. Thats because Sunday is always
considered a feast day in church tradition meaning that whatever one is
giving up for Lent may be partaken of
on Sundays.
The other question one might ask about
Lent is why is it 40 days long? The
obvious answer is that it represents the
40 days that Jesus spent fasting in the
desert before he began his earthly ministry but that also begs the question
of why that number 40 itself is so significant. Would it have mattered if Jesus
fasted 39 or 41 days?
Actually it does. The number 40 has a
meaning in the Bible that goes back to
Genesis. The rain fell for 40 days and
nights. The number comes up again in
Exodus: The Israelites wandered 40
years in the desert, Moses spent 40 days
and nights on Mount Sinai.
Other odd uses of that number in the
Old Testament include 40 as the maximum permitted number of lashes, and
40 days was the prescribed period of
Jacobs embalming.
The common theme of most of these
uses of the number 40 is one of trial and
suffering, or in some cases, a period
before a new era begins. Eli, Saul,
David, Solomon and Jehoash each ruled
for 40 years.
So thats why Lent a tradition itself
not mentioned in the Bible but established later by the church is 40 days.
Its a time of symbolic suffering in
which we may give up something such
as meat or sugar or TV watching to
remind us of the new beginning represented by Easter Sunday.
Understanding the significance of numbers such as 40 is important for any student of the Bible. Certain numbers come
up again and again for a reason. In fact,
theres a whole field known as biblical
numerology that finds often mysterious
meanings behind practically every number. Theres no need to take it that far,
but Bible readers ought to be aware of
the most common key numbers.
Seven, for example, is generally associated with perfection or completeness.
We find it in the first book of the Bible
God rested on the seventh day and

March 2014

One Chance (Weinstein Co.) James

Corden, Alexandra Roach, Colm Meaney.
Directed by David Frankel. Postponed from
Jan. 10 and Feb. 7.
Walk of Shame (Focus World) James
Marsden, Elizabeth Banks, Oliver Hudson.
Directed by Steven Brill.
March 21
Bad Words (Focus) Kathryn Hahn, Jason
Bateman, Allison Janney. Directorial debut of
Divergent (Summit) Shailene Woodley,
Theo James, Kate Winslet. Directed by Neil
Muppets Most Wanted (Disney) Featuring
human co-stars Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Ty
Burrell. Directed by James Bobin. Continuation

of the popular Muppets franchise created by

the late Jim Henson.
March 28
Noah (Paramount) Russell Crowe, Jennifer
Connelly, Anthony Hopkins. Directed by
Darren Aronofsky.
Sabotage (Open Road) Arnold
Schwarzenegger, Olivia Williams, Sam
Worthington. Directed by David Ayer.

DVD Releases
March 4:
The Grandmaster / PG-13

March 7:
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire / PG-13
March 11:
Inside Llewyn Davis / R
The Book Thief / PG-13
Out of the Furnace / R
Homefront / R
March 18:
American Hustle/ R
Frozen / PG
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom / PG-13
Kill Your Darlings / R
March 25:
Delivery Man / PG-13

by Randy Limbird

we find in the last book, when

Revelation refers to seven churches,
seven seals, seven angels, seven trumpets, etc.
Six, in contrast, is the number of
imperfection but is not used as often in
the Bible. The most striking reference is
actually 666, referred to in Revelation as
both the number of the beast (the
antichrist) and the number of man.
Some uses of numbers in the Bible
share special meanings that are found
across many cultures. Four is considered
the number of creation, because of the
four seasons and four directions of the
wind. The zia sun symbol of the Native
Americans of New Mexico incorporates
that same fourfold allusion.
Ten is another number signifying completeness from the Ten
Commandments to the ten plagues.
Theres no need to ponder why ten is
such a popular number since the answer
is found in our fingers (or toes). Thats
why ten seems to be a number built into
the very fabric of the universe, and why
ten is the basis of all modern numbering
Twelve is also an important number
(12 tribes, 12 apostles, etc.), which biblical numerologists refer to as the number
of governmental perfection. That number is one that humans have anointed
with special significance, since its the
number of months in a year and hours
on a clock.
There are probably a myriad other
numbers imbued with special significance. And by the way, myriad is the
largest number referred to by a single
word in the Bible its a Greek word
meaning 10,000.
The first number in the Bible with special significance is the number one,
because it is the number associated with
God the Creator. The largest number
comes again in the last book of the
Bible, when Revelation describes the
angels around Gods throne as numbering in the myriads of myriads hundreds of millions, a symbol of infinity.
Randy Limbird is editor of
El Paso Scene. Comments?
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Inn of Mountain Gods knows

whos Bad to the Bone
Casinos offer the chance to strike it rich or
lose hard-earned wages, but also to see a
great concert. This month one comes via
Mescalero, N.M., where Inn of the Mountain
Gods offers blue-collar, guitar-slingin rock
n roll in the form of George Thorogood.
His hits include his own original Bad to the
Bone, but it is his ability to take some blues
masters classics and give them a rock spin
that has had helped him blaze a career going
on close to 40 years. His take on Amos
Milburn, Bo Diddley, John Lee Hooker and
even Hank Williams are probably better
known than the originals. Move it on Over,
Who Do You Love, and One Bourbon,
One Scotch, One Beer are all examples of
his magic. His last disc, 2120 South
Michigan Ave., came out about three years
ago, and featured more renditions of his
favorites. So mark your calendars for March
2, and move it on over to New Mexico for a
night of blues flavored rock.

Peter Gabriel, Scratch My

back/And Ill Scratch Yours,
Leave it to a true musical visionary to put a
brand new twist on the tribute album. The
aptly named Scratch my Back/and Ill
Scratch Yours is the latest release by Peter
Gabriel and cohorts. The latter make up the
cast paying homage to the man himself, but
he in turn honors almost all of those paying
tribute to him. The double-disc set features a
complete CD of Peter Gabriel covering a
vast array of musicians legends like the
late Lou Reed, Randy Newman, David Byrne
and Paul Simon, and some of todays brightest stars, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and Regina
Specktor. His version of Heroes penned by
Brian Eno and David Bowie is a somber,
haunting affair that is sure to even make the
Thin White Duke stand up and take notice.
The second platter contains ten of those
dozen artists performing Peter Gabriel hits
like we never imagined them before. Labelmate Joseph Arthurs rendition of the iconic
Shock the Monkey, easily covers the ticket
price on its own. Its been over a decade
since we heard new material from the former
Genesis frontman, but for now our backs are
scratched and I for one am very satisfied.

Uncle Tupelo, No
Depression, Columbia/Legacy
The debut album from the pioneers of alt.
country is getting a deluxe makeover sure
it got all gussied up about a decade ago, but
this time it is truly ready for the big dance.
Uncle Tupelo was formed in 1989 by
singer/songwriters Jay Farrar and Jeff
Tweedy. They developed a brand of music
known as alternative country, combining the
honesty and grit of country with the fervor of
rock. A band having two leaders usually
doesnt work out, but fortunately it did in
1990 when they released No Depression.
This is the genre-defining disc, with the
rough cow punk punch combined with that
country drawl and fuzzed-out, amped-up guitar. There hasnt been a better collection of
Americana brilliance since. The new deluxe
version takes us deep into the making of this
masterpiece, with demos going back to their
1987 self-released cassette Colorblind and
Rhymeless. There are a bonus 17 rare demo
versions in all, and each gives us an even
greater appreciation of this classic. After
three other discs, the band called it quits
in1993. Jay Farrar formed Son Volt. Jeff
Tweedy formed Wilco, which won two
Grammy awards. As a bonus treat Legacy
teased us last November with a commemorative 7-inch vinyl featuring two unreleased
cover versions. So get to huntin, youll be
glad you did.
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Hard Working Americans,

Hard Working Americans,
Melvin Records
This is not so much a supergroup but more
of a misfit cast of reckless players from some
of the best in the business. There is a member of Widespread Panic, Neal Casal (a disciple of both Ryan Adams and Black Crowes
vocalist Chris Robinson); Duane Trucks,
younger brother of guitar virtuoso Derek;
and lets not forget special guest John Popper
of Blues Traveler on harmonica. At the helm
is our favorite musical satirist Todd Snider,
and the agenda is covering some of their
favorite cuts. The standouts have to be their
rendition of Americana stalwarts: the Bottle
Rockets Welfare Music, and Hayes Carlls
Stomp and Holler, which showcases the
aforementioned harp chops of Popper, and
Sniders one-of-a-kind country drawl, growl
and snarl vocals. Singer songwriter Will
Kimbrough gets two nods with Another
Time and I Dont have a Gun. Both are
done so brilliantly Im digging deep for my
Will and the Bushmen records. These
Americans hard work is certainly appreciated, and heres to hoping they dont go out of
business, so pick up this disc!

The Beatles, The U.S.

Albums, Apple Corps/ Capitol
There is one 7-letter word in the music
industry that is synonymous with the sound
of ringing cash registers, and whether I like it
or not, that word is Beatles. Everyone from 5
to 95 knows the name and a least a song or
two. This is the 50th anniversary of the band
arriving in America and their television debut
on the Ed Sullivan Show. For this reason
Apple Corporation and EMI records have
rolled out the red carpet to release The U.S.
Albums. This new box will span 1964s
Meet! The Beatles! to 1970s Hey Jude.
The set is quite unique in the fact that their
counterpart releases in the U.K. featured different track listings, unusual song mixes,
changed album titles, and the artwork wasnt
always the same. Most the albums feature
both the mono and stereo mixes, but the real
chocolate-dipped cherry on top is the lavish
packaging. Each individual CD will feature
faithfully replicated original LP covers complete with inner sleeve, presented in thick
cardstock mini-Japan style pack with obi title
strip. The collection is accompanied by a 64page booklet full of promotional photos. This
makes for an incredible document of
Beatlmanias invasion of America, and now
this collection deserves to invade your home.
Keep an eye out for these releases:
Afghan Whigs Do To The Beast
Eels The Cautionary Tales of Mark
Oliver Everett
The Hold Stead Teeth Dreams
Kaiser Chiefs Education, Education &
Brian Chozick is owner of Tumblin
Dice Music. Drop him a line at
March 2014

Other April events are listed in the March

listings throughout this issue, including all
upcoming concerts in Heres the Ticket.
UTEP Campus Open House
University of Texas-El Paso hosts a campuswide
open house is all day Thursday, April 10, as
part of its Centennial Celebration. Information:
747-5362 or

FloraFest 2014 The UTEP Centennial

Museums annual native plant sale is 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27, at the
museum, Wiggins and University. Information:
747-5565, 747-8994 or
The annual Florafest lecture is 7 p.m. Friday,
April 25.


El Paso Symphony Orchestra: Raising

the Roof The Symphony concludes its

Midnight Basketball 20-Year Reunion

The reunion of the nationally awarded program is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, at
Armijo Center, 700 E. Seventh. Admission is
free and the public is invited. Information: 5414826.
Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America hosts
its annual fundraising luncheon at 11 a.m.
Saturday, April 12, at El Maida Shrine
Auditorium, 6331 Alabama. Tickets: $30.
Information/reservations: 751-6116.

Party for the Planet El Paso Zoo will

host special Earth Day exhibits and activities
Saturday and Sunday, April 12-13. Information:
521-1850 or

UTEP Track Invitational Top-ranked

university track teams and other athletes will
compete Saturday, April 12, at Kidd Field,
UTEP. Information: 747-5347, 747-6841 or
Jailbreak mud run The 5K mud run is
Saturday, April 12, at Ascarate Park, for ages
14 and older. The race through muddy, wet,
crazy obstacles is followed by a Texas sized
party with beer, bands and BBQ. Cost: $45$55. Information:
YWCA Womens Benefit luncheon
Actress and philanthropist Rosario Dawson is
keynote speaker for the 21st annual benefit
luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday,
April 17. Information, reservations: 533-7921
Emily Bear El Paso Pro-Musica presents
the 11-year-old music prodigy at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 17, at UTEPs Fox Fine Arts
Recital Hall. Tickets: $25 ($20 seniors and military/ $5 students) Information: 833-9400 or
Bear will also perform works from her charttopping jazz CD, Diversity, produced by
Quincy Jones, with cellist Zuill Bailey, bassist
Carlitos del Puerto, and drummer Francisco
Mela April 16, details to be announced.

Cristo Rey pilgrimages Pilgrimages and

hikes are planned throughout Easter weekend,
Good Friday to Easter Sunday, April 18-20.
Security and concessions offered throughout
most of the weekend.

The Misanthrope American Southwest

Theatre Company concludes its season with
Molieres 17th century comedy of manners
April 18-May 4 at NMSUs Center for the
Arts. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday through
Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $17. Preview
performance is 7:30 p.m. April 17. Tickets:
$10. Information: (575) 646-4515.
Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Bash
The 13th annual family event, sponsored by
Westside Community Church, is noon to 3
p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Francisco Delgado
Park, on Imperial Ridge behind Franklin High
School. Admission is free. Information: 8778000, 490-2800 or

Golden Egg Hunt and April Pools Day

The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation
March 2014

Department will host a Golden Easter Egg

Hunt 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at
Armijo Aquatic Center, 911 S. Ochoa. The
event will also feature water safety information
for children and adults. Admission is free.
Information: 544-3556.

Insane Inflatable 5K First Light Federal

Credit Union hosts the inflatable obstacle challenge run Saturday, April 19, at Maldonado
Maze, 2800 Hwy 28 in La Union, N.M.
Mighty Mujer Triathlon The allfemale super sprint (300-yard swim/15k bike
/2-mile run) benefiting the Center Against
Family Violence is 7 a.m. Saturday, April 19,
starting at Memorial Park Pool, 3251 Copper.
Information: 433-3439. Online registration at

Golden Bear Anniversary Dance The

season under new maestro Bohuslav Rattay

with guest Andrew Spencer, timpani, at 7:30
p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, Plaza
Theatre. Information: 532-3776 or

Golden Bear Social Clubs 34th Anniversary

Dance is 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at First
Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison, with
music by Rhapsody. Semi-formal dress.
Refreshments available; BYOB. Tickets: $15
donation. Information: 772-4643 or 755-4038.

Border Book Festival The 20th

St. Cecilia Vespers concert series

Anniversary celebration of the Border Book

Festival is April 25-27 in Las Cruces/Mesilla.
This years theme is Honoring The Corn
Mother. Information/schedule: (575) 523-3988
or, or

Fashion Show and luncheon The

Amigos de Dressage Horse Shows

Paso del Norte Dressage Society will host its
19th annual shows Saturday and Sunday, April
26-27, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino.
Spectator admission is free. Information: 3739179 or

Here We Almost Are UTEP

Department of Theatre and Dance closes its
season with an original play written and directed by Joel Murray April 25-May 4, in the Fox
Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre. Information:
747-5118 or

First Thanksgiving Celebration The

El Paso Mission Trail Associations 25th annual
historical celebration in San Elizario is noon to
midnight Saturday, and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday,
April 26-27. Admission is free. Information:
851-9997 or

La Via Spring Wine Festival Noon to

7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27, at La
Via Winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La
Union, N.M. Information: (575) 882-7632 or

Queen of Peace Parish, 1551 Belvidere, presents Quintessential Brass, Brass for Five, Lester
Ackerman, organ and Karl Schosser, percussion
as part of the St. Cecilia Vespers concert series
at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27. Tickets: $20 in
advance; $25 at the door. Children age 6 and
older are welcome; ages 6-12 admitted free.

El Paso Chihuahuas Opening Game

The first home stand for the El Paso
Chihuahuas in the new downtown ballpark is
sheduled for April 28-May 1, with a four-game
series against the Fresno Grizzlies. Game time
is 6:35 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday,
and 11:05 a.m. Wednesday. Information: 533BASE or
SRAM Tour of the Gila Bike Races
The 28th annual stage bicycle races are April
30-May 4 in Silver City, N.M. More than 500
athletes compete in professional and amateur
bicycle races ranging from 168 to 340 miles in
length. Information: (575) 388-3222 or

Midori Grant County Community Concert

Association and Partners in Performance present the world-renowned violinist at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, April 21, at WNMU Fine Arts Center
Theater in Silver City. Admission: $20 ($5 students 17 and younger). Information: (575) 5385862 or

Rock of Ages Broadway in El Paso presents the worldwide rock party musical at 7:30
p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at the Plaza Theatre.
Tickets: $35-$60 (Ticketmaster).

BAJA SAE competition The 2014

international competition for engineering students is 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 24,
on the UTEP campus. Spectators welcome.
Casas for CASA CASA of El Paso hosts its
annual fundraiser 6 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at
Grace Gardens, 6701 Westside Drive, with dinner and auctions of one-of-kind playhouses created by the areas finest builders. Tickets: $100.
Information: 546-8146 or

Las Cruces Country Music Festival

The Charlie Daniels Band and rising star
Cassadee Pope will perform April 24-27, on
historic Main Street. The festival is held in conjunction with the NMSU Inter-Collegiate
Rodeo, and includes a songwriters workshop,
fiddling contest, brunch and fashion show.
Weekend pass: $55. Day passes: $20.
Information: (575) 522-1232 or
One Act Play Festival Las Cruces
Community Theatre, 313 N. Downtown Mall,
host the return of its one-act showcase April
24-May 1. Information: (575) 523-1200 or
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Advertiser Index
A & S Fun Tours


Fountain Theatre


Precision Prosthetics


Al's Landscape


Furrs Family Dining




Alma Calderon



Real Estate El Paso


Ananda Yoga


Glass Goodies


RG Cancer Foundation


Antique Mall - El Paso


Hal Marcus Gallery




Ardovinos Desert Crossing 37

Hans Martial Arts


Ronda Brown


Ardovinos Pizza



Rubin Gallery


Around and About Tours


Inside Out Designs Inc.

Same Day Weddings

Ask Dr. Dan


Jerry Seinfeld


Shakespeare on the Rocks

ATMAS Healing


Joann Wardy


Shundo Dance Studio

Baskin Robbins


Johnson Jewelers


Silver City MainStreet




Kaplan College


Smartz Printing




Sombra Antigua


Bingo Plus

The Bookery




Spay Neuter Clinic

Books Are Gems




Sunland Park Fitness

Bruce Nehring Consort

Bruces Air
Carmela P. Morales, M.D.




La Tierra Caf

SPF-Cert Training Danny


Language Science & Arts

Sunland Art Gallery


Las Cruces Art Fair


Sunland Park Racetrack




Leos Mexican Food




Cecila Burgos LPC


Libby and Lilly


Tepeyac Institute


The Cleaners


Therapy Solutions


Center for Internal Arts


Magoffin Hall



Magoffin Home St. Hist Site

Community MedSpa


Marie Otero


Tigua Indian Cultural

The Desert Gypsy


The Marketplace


Unity Bookstore


El Paso Art Association


Martha Garcia


Unrulis Pizza + Pints


El Paso Artist Studio Tour


Mesa Street Antique


UTEP Athletics


Mesilla Book Center


UTEP Theatre & Dance



Mind/Body Studio



EP Conv & Perf Arts Ctrs


Moe's Mexican Rest.


View Restaurant Bar

El Paso Exploreum


Montana Animal Clinic


Village Inn


EP Ballroom Dance


EP Heritage Summit


Mustard Seed Caf




EP Mission Trails Assn


Naydas Gems & Stones


Western Technical


El Paso Saddleblanket


NM Farm & Ranch Museum 51

Western Traders


El Paso Trailrides


Paseo Christian Church


Wholesome Body

Elegant Consignments


Perkins Jewelry Supply


Wyler Aerial Tramway

Enterprise Fun Tours

Escamilla Gallery


Pet Guardian Angel

PhiDev Inc




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