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Your monthly guide to community

entertainment, recreation & culture

Getting graphic

Two area museums present exhibitions this

month featuring prints by contemporary
artists, mostly focusing on Hispanic heritage,
culture and social issues.

Above: Esto el un Rio/This is a River by

Jesus Cimi Alvarado of El Paso; and
Recargado sobre el Borde/Leaning on the
Edge by Jellyfish Collective of Jurez.
Both works are part of the Desert Triangle
Print Carpeta showing Jan. 31-May 22 at
the El Paso Museum of Art. Works courtesy of
Karl Whitaker.

Hipsters finding more havens in El Paso

Growth of independent restaurants, off-beat stores and markets

and entertainment options is giving El Paso higher hipster ratings.
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At right: Chicano 15 by Quintin Gonzalez of

Denver; and Woman with Flowers by Oscar
Magallanes of Los Angeles. Both are part of
the Graphicanos: Contemporary Latino
Prints from the Serie Project showing Feb. 5April 2 at the Las Cruces Museum of Art. The
exhibit is from the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.


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El Paso Scene

February 2016

February 2016

Jurez that morning for the final leg of his fiveday trip to Mexico, then depart that evening for
his return to Rome. The pope will visit a local
prison, college and seminary before arriving at
the Jurez fairgrounds to celebrate Mass before
an expected crowd of hundreds of thousands.
Performers at the Sun Bowl event are expected to include the El Paso diocesan choir, directed by Peter Kolar. Tony Melendez, a musician
who was born without arms and plays the guitar with his toes, is scheduled to perform (he
played the guitar for Pope John Paul II), along
with others to be announced.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino

Two Nations, One Faith El Paso will

observe Pope Franciss visit to Jurez
Wednesday, Feb. 17, with a simultaneous celebration beginning at noon in Sun Bowl Stadium.
The Two Nations, One Faith event includes
live telecast of the Popes journey and Papal
Mass in Jurez, as well as music and other cultural and religious programming at the Sun
Bowl. General admission is $15, with tickets
sold at the UTEP Ticket Center ($10 tickets
available to local Catholic churches).
Schedule: Gates open at noon. A fun zone for
children will be available and commemorative
merchandise will be sold. Musical programming
begins at 1:30 p.m. Telecast of Papal Mass in
Juarez begins at 4 p.m. Event ends at 6 p.m.
This is the first time a pope has visited the El
Paso/Jurez area. Pope Francis will fly into in

February 2016

1200 Futurity , Sunland Park, N.M. Information:

(575) 874-5200,
Festivals in February include:
Bourbon and Whiskey Festival, noon to 9
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6,. Cigar aficionados can
also learn about rolling, cutting, and more. Live
entertainment begins at 4:30 p.m.; Joe Barron
Band at 9 p.m.
Mechanical Bull Riding Competition is noon to
6 p.m. Finals begin around 5 p.m.
Wine Tasting at the Park is noon to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 13. Tickets: $10 (ten samples).
Live entertainment at 4:30 p.m. and Fleetwood
Nicks (Fleetwood Mac Tribute) at 9:30 p.m.

Coin Show - The International Coin Club of

El Pasos 53rdd annual Coin Show is Feb. 1921 at El Maida Hall, 6331 Alabama, with tables
of coins, paper money, medals and tokens by
dealers from around the country. Hours are 1
to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 533-6001
or on Facebook at elpasocoinclub.
The annual kids auction is 2 p.m. Saturday for
ages 7 to 14. The kids auction is a no-cost auction; script provided for the bidding.

This years Coin Show commemorative medal

will highlight the centennial of El Paso High
This years coin show will also feature a display of over 20 different U.S. currency notes
that feature the names of eight El Paso banks.
The U.S. government issued currency from
the late 1800s through 1933 with the banks
name on it. Those with the names of El Paso
banks are considered uncommon, if not rare,
with only one or two known to exist in some
Anyone possessing such a note is invited to
bring it for appraisal and cataloguing at the coin
show; ask for John Grost.
El Paso banks that have their names on paper
money are: The First National Bank, El Paso
National Bank, The State National Bank, The
City National Bank, The Commercial National
Bank, The National Exchange Bank, The
Border National Bank, The American National
Bank, El Paso National Bank of Texas, Lowdon
National Bank and National Bank of

Sun City on Tap Townsquare Media

hosts the beer festival and tasting event featuring more than 100 beers from more than 50
craft breweries from throughout the world 1 to
4 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at
the Venue at Southwest University, 6500
Montana. Admission: $25; cost includes eight
beer sample tickets; souvenir sampling glass
and live music. Additional samples available for
purchase. Information
Participants must be 21 or older; designated
driver admission is $10 at the door.

El Paso Scene

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



Scene Distribution Points 40

El Paso Scene Users Guide 41
Advertiser Index 42
Subscription Form 42

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Scene Spotlight highlights events

advertised in this issue.

The Firebird and My Mozart UTEP

Department of Theatre and Dance presents its faculty dance concert Feb. 12-21
at Wise Family Theatre. Page. 43.

King Michael El Paso Symphony

presents A Glorious Tribute to the King
of Pop Feb. 27 at the Plaza Theatre,
featuring three top Michael Jackson tribute artists, dancers, singers and the King
Michael Band. Page 44.

Riverdance 20 The 20th anniversary

production of Riverdance is March 4-6 at
the Plaza Theatre, with five performances. Pages 3 and 33.
El Paso Live Page 3.
At the Plaza Theatre:
Feb. 13: Mariachi Vargas with special
guest Yolanda Del Rio
Feb. 25: Adal Ramos
March 4-6: Riverdance
At El Paso Convention Center:
March 11-13: Home and Garden Show

El Paso Artists Studio Tour entries

Artist entries are being taken through
March 12 for the annual tour April 23-24
and April 30-May 1, at area studios and
galleries throughout the city, hosted by
Plein-Air Painters of El Paso and El
Paso Scene. Page 31.
UTEP Basketball Home games are at
Don Haskins Center. Page 42.

Strike Up The Band El Paso Winds

Symphony performs Feb. 5 at UTEPs
Fox Fine Arts Recital hall. Page 6.
Magoffin Home State Historic Site
Page 19.
Feb. 6: Exhibit opening for New
Images, Old Memories.
Feb. 20: Preserving Family Photos

Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino

February Festivals Page 20.
Feb. 6: Bourbon and Whiskey at the
Feb. 13: Wine Tasting at the Park
Feb. 20: Mariachi Festival.

Sunland Art Gallery Showing Feb. 626 is Hearts on Fire Member Show, artwork with a Valentines Day theme.
Opening reception is Feb. 6. Page 17.

Black History Month El Paso

Community Colleges annual Black
History main events are Mondays Feb. 829, at EPCCs ASC Auditorium. Page 6.
The 27th National Black History Readin Celebration events are Feb. 10, 24
and 26 at various campuses.
Ardovinos Desert Crossing Valentines
Weekend Three special meals, with
live music, offered Feb. 12-14. Page 21.

Dvork and America El Paso

Symphony Orchestra, under direction of
conductor Bohuslav Rattay, perform Feb.
19-20 at The Plaza Theatre with guest
baritone Kevin Deas. Page 5.
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Coin Show International Coin Club of

El Paso hosts its 53rd annual Coin Show
Feb. 19-21 at El Maida Hall with coins,
paper money, medals and tokens, as
well as a free Kids Auction. Page 13.

Crossland Gallery Showing Feb. 19March 12 at the gallery of El Paso Art

Association is Seeing With The Minds
Eye EPISD senior high school scholarship exhibition. Reception is Feb. 19.
Page 18.
Artist submissions for Colors of Song
music inspired art accepted through
March 8.

A Dolls House The Henrick Ibsen

play runs Feb. 19-March 12 at El Paso
Playhouse, directed by Veronica
Frescas. Page 19.

Art by Adelaide The artists originals,

coloring books, cards and gicles will be
available Feb. 25 as part of the reception
for the 20/20 Visionary exhibit at Hal
Marcus Gallery. Page 11.

Hal Marcus Gallery Showing Feb. 25June 3 at Hal Marcus Gallery is the
20/20 Vision group show, featuring 20
artists celebrating the gallerys 20th year.
Opening reception is Feb. 25. Page 32.

Peggy Post Author, columnist and

great-granddaughter-in-law of Emily Post
will speak Feb. 27, at Womans Club of
El Paso. Page 5.
Tao: Seventeen Samurai Lola
Productions presents Japans worldrenown Taiko drummers March 1 at Lee
Ross Capshaw Auditorium. Page 10.
Escamilla Solo Show Escamilla Fine
Art Studio owner Albert Escamilla hosts
a solo exhibit March 10 at El Pasos
Woman Club. Page 17.

Fiber Art Fridays Lin Bentley Keeling

hosts a free-spirited gathering exploring
contemporary fiber art techniques
Fridays at the Art Junction. Page 9.
From The Top auditions NPRs
From The Top Live with host
Christopher ORiley is seeking local talent. Page 15.
Southern New Mexico

Graphicanos The exhibit of

Contemporary Latino Prints from the
Serie Project runs Feb. 5-April 2 at Las
Cruces Museum of Art. Page. 25.

Reflections Branigan Cultural Center

in Las Cruces presents African American
Life from the Myrna Colley-Lee
Collection Feb. 5-April 2. Page 32.

Chocolate Fantasia Mimbres Region

Artist Councils annual gourmet chocolate event is Feb. 6 throughout
Downtown Silver City. Page 24.

Sombra Antiqua Live Music Sombra

Antigua Vineyard and Winery in Anthony,
N.M. hosts live music every Saturday
and Sunday, as well as open mic nights
the second Friday of the month. Page 35.
Fountain Theatre Mesilla Valley Film
Societys theatre on the Plaza in historic
Old Mesilla show independent, art, foreign and other non-mainstream films.
Page. 40.

hat would you do with an extra

day? Every four years the calendar offers us exactly that
opportunity: Feb. 29, Leap Day, the
quadrennial adjustment that takes into
account that the earth revolves around
the sun in 365 and days. Without it,
spring would come earlier and earlier
each year.
It seems a shame that Leap Day isnt a
holiday. Not only do we not get the day
off, this year Feb. 29 falls on a Monday,
the one day of the week people are least
likely to choose for an extra day.
If we cant get the day off, then heres
my second-best idea. Lets make it
National Catch Up Day. One rule: No
new assignments that day. Everybody
goes to work and gets the day to catch up
on everything theyve fallen behind on.
Students get an extra day to catch up on
schoolwork. Or you can catch up on
housework or home repair projects
but no new ones allowed!
Once you catch up, head over to
Anthony Texas/New Mexico for the
Leap Year Festival. The festival takes
place all weekend, but the highlight is
that Monday. Thats when the people
who have been shortchanged all their
lives because their birthday fell on Feb.
29 are the guests of honor at a festival
designed especially for them.
The tradition began in 1988, when local
resident Mary Ann Brown and her neighbor Birdie Lewis, both born on a leap
day, approached the Anthony Chamber
of Commerce with the idea of a leap year
festival and a leap year birthday club for
those born on a leap day. The Worldwide
Leap Year Birthday Club now has members from all over the world. Many of
them come to Anthony to join the community in celebrating this event that
takes place every four years.
Leap Day might have been considered a
candidate for National Nothing Day, but
that dates been taken. Its January 16. I
know because thats my birthday and its
hard not to be offended that it was chosen for such a dubious honor. But I suppose theres nothing I can do about it.

February 2016

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El Paso Scene

Turning older does make me more
aware than ever of the ever-increasing
gap between myself and all things hip.
Fortunately our feature writer Lisa Tate
(shes a lot younger and her hair has
some new shade of green, blue or purple
each time I see her) is a bit more tuned
into such things. This month she
explores the various trends in El Paso
that are making it more appealing to
what some call hipsters. Hipster is an
interesting designation no one ever
claims to be one, but everyone has an
opinion on what is hip or isnt. How hip
is El Paso? See her story on Page 23 to
find out.
Since our feature story focuses on the
hipster side of El Paso, we decided to go
with a change of pace on the Scenes
cover this month. As it turns out, both
the El Paso Museum of Art and the Las
Cruces Museum of Art feature exhibits in
February showcasing prints by contemporary, mostly Latino artists. Many of
them are edgy and political which
seems appropriate for a presidential campaign year.
By the way the Texas primary
comes one day after Leap Day: Tuesday,
March 1. This is likely to be the most
important primary in recent history, so if
youre not registered, you need to sign
up by Feb. 1. Early voting is Feb. 16-26.

Randy Limbird
Editor and Publisher
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Advertising &
Circulation Director
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News Editor

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Contributing Writers:

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Myrna Zanetell, John McVey Middagh
Walter Schaefer, Jay Duncan

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Last Thursdays The Downtown monthly

evening art walk includes nearly two dozen
pubs, restaurants, stores and galleries.
Admission is free to most events. Information:

Leap Year Festival The 2016

Worldwide Leap Year Festival in Anthony,

N.M./Texas is Thursday through Monday, Feb.
25-29, with parades, birthday dinners and special events throughout the weekend. A birthday
celebration is planned for Monday, Feb. 29, at
a local winery. Information: (915) 999-1781, or on Facebook at Leap
Year Capital of the World. Event registration:
(915) 543-0554.

Pet-A-Fair El Paso Parks and Recreation

hosts its 4th annual event for pet owners and

pets 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at
Don Haskins Recreation Center, 7400 High
Ridge, with indoor and outdoor activities such
as exhibitions, vets, groomers, adoptions,
immunizations, discounts, pictures and more.
Admission is free; (vendor booth fee is $65;
$45 all other booths). Information: 212-1731 or

Import Dub Autoshow and Concert

The car show and concert is noon to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 28, at Zero to 60 Motor
SpeedWay, 8600 Gateway East.
R&B artist Angie B. Marie with guest artist
Classic Muzie perform at 4 p.m. indoors.
Admission to car show and concert is $8; 12
and under free with parent. Information: 4491032 or
Car show registration is $25 by Feb. 14, $30
day of show. Categories: Import Car,
Domestic, Truck, SUV.
Saturday, Feb. 27 events:
Team Kart Racing Challenge, 11 a.m. to 10
p.m. $100 per 8-member team or $12.50 a
Limbo Challenge, beginning about 5 p.m.
Meet & Greet with Angie B. Marie is 7 to
8:30 p.m.

Black History Month

Black History Month at UTEP The

African-American Studies program, in conjunction with other UTEP departments, presents a
variety of events throughout campus in
February in recognition of African American
History. Most events are free. Information:
African American Studies Program, 747-8650.
The annual Gospel Explosion is 3 to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 13, at Fox Fine Art Recital Hall.
Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead will discuss
the Civil Rights movement and the
#BlackLivesMatter movement 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 4, in the Rubin Center
John Siqueiros presents The Death of Jimi
Hendrix: Peace, Love and Murder at noon
Thursday, Feb. 11, and 1 p.m. Monday, Feb.
22, in UTEP Librarys Blumberg Auditorium.
A presentation by Dr. Jeffrey Shepherd is
noon to 1:20 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in
Blumberg Auditorium. Title to be announced.
Dr. William Guzman presents Civil Rights in
the Texas Borderlands: Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon
and Black Activism 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb.
19, in Liberal Arts Building, Room 319.
EPCC Black History Month El Paso

Community College will host events in

February in celebration of Black History Month.
This years theme is Hallowed Grounds: Sites
February 2016

of African-American Memories All events are

7 p.m. Mondays at EPCCs Administrative
Center Auditorium, Building A, 9050 Viscount.
Admission is free. Information: 831-3324 or
Feb. 8: Freedom Summer documentary
showing, in conjunction with El Paso Museum
of History.
Fab. 16: Performing Arts Night.
Feb. 22: Jazz Night with Bill Townes
Feb. 29: Honoring Our Past
A public student art display will be on exhibit
at the Administrative Services Center 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. weekdays.
The 27th annual African-American Read-In is
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the following locations:
Northwest campus, Library Room L-114,
Wednesday, Feb. 10.
Rio Grande Campus Little Temple,
Wednesday, Feb. 24.
Transmountain Campus Outside Theater
Friday, Feb. 26.

Black History Month Parade and Rally

The annual Inter-Club Council Black History

Month Parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb.
27, at Montana and Pershing and travels east
on Montana to Copia then south to Missouri
ending at Mary Webb Park, 3401 E. Missouri.
This years theme is Hallowed Grounds: Sites
of African American Memories. The rally
immediately follows the parade 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. in Mary Webb Park, with vendor booths,
family activities and entertainment. Admission is
free. Information: 241-6046.

Valentines Day

Hidden Hearts in Downtown

Downtown Management District is giving the

public the opportunity to win Valentines
inspired prizes, sponsored by downtown businesses, with five papel picado hearts hidden in
one downtown business each week, leading up
to Valentines Day. One prize winner per heart
hidden each week through Feb. 9. For details,
see the clues posted on DWNTWN El Paso
social media (Instagram, Twitter, and
Facebook) and the Spotlight section of



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Valentines dinners Ardovinos Desert

Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park,
presents a series of dinners Valentines Day
weekend, Feb. 12-14.
Friday: a la carte menu and a special fixedprice three course dinner. Music by
Locomotion Trio.
Saturday: Fixed-price four-course dinner,
with music by Tolstoy & Leo.
Sunday: Fixed-price four-course dinner, with
music by Tolstoy & Leo.
Brunch special for two offered Saturday and
Call for prices. Reservations strongly recommended. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3,

Valentines from Chico El Paso

Chihuahuas mascot Chico will deliver special
valentine gift packages in the El Paso area Feb.
12-14. Call for cost, details. Information,
scheduling: Grant Gorham, 242-2049.
Senior Love Conference El Paso

Community Colleges Senior Adult Programs

21st annual conference is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 13, at EPCC Administrative
Service Center Auditorium, Building A, 9050
Viscount, featuring speakers, exhibitors, entertainment, and art exhibit and more. Food donations accepted at the door. Information, conference passes: 831-7801 or

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El Paso Scene

February 19/20, 2016

Plaza Theater
Bohuslav Rattay, Conductor
Kevin Deas, Baritone
Dvok in Search of America and Melodrama
(Multi Media)
Dvok Symphony No. 9 in E minor, op. 95
(From the New World)
Sponsored by:
"Dvorak and America" is part of the "Music
Unwound" consortium

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Call: (915) 532-3776


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Tonantzin Rising: V-Day Revolution

La Mujer Obrera hosts a V-Day brunch 11 a.m.

to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Cafe Mayapan,
2000 Texas, with traditional IndigenousMexican cuisine, Danza Azteca Omecoatl,
music by Christina Gurrola writing workshops
by author/poet: Dolores Dorantes and author
Martha Galeana, and fair trade products by
Lummetik, a collective of Indigenous Women
Artisans. Admission is free. Information: 7992890 or

Valentine dinner and dance Santa

Lucia Catholic Church, 518 Gallagher, will host
its annual Valentine dance 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 13, at the churchs Centro
Amistad Hall, featuring a dinner and live music
by The Starliners. Dinner served 7 to 8 p.m.;
dance 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. BYOB; set-ups,
sodas and beer available for purchase. No outside beer or coolers allowed. Cost: $30; reservations recommended. No refunds. Tables for
10 available with advance reservation.
Information: 592-5245 or

Valentines Day Dance Shundo

Ballroom & Dance Studio, 120 Paragon Lane
hosts a Valentines dance featuring the music of
Azucar 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb.
13, with a performance by Shundo Dancers.
BYO food and beverages, and ice chest; free
ice available. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $25 in advance: $20 at the door.
Tickets: Shundo 532-2043 or for delivery at
691-8489 or 867-3848.
Valentines Weekend Babysitting

Mount Hope Lutheran Church Preschool and

Daycare, 9640 Montwood, hosts a babysitting
evening 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. Dinner
provided for the children. Registration at the
church through Feb. 10, or online at Cost: $20 for first child; $10 for
each additional child. Information: 598-2141.

Cascada de Flores Chocolate Buffet

The Flickinger Center for Performing Arts

annual Valentine fundraiser is 6 p.m. Sunday,
Feb. 14, with live music featuring Cascada de
Flores Radio Flor, and the famous Flickinger
chocolate buffet. Tickets: $20-$40.
Information: (575) 437-2202 or
Cascada de Flores-Radio Flor is called a love
letter to the early days of Latin American radio,
when songs were king and a melody grabbed
ones heart for a lifetime. Whether broadcasting from station XEW in Mexico City, or RHC
of Habana, Cuba, the sultry songs of Radio Flor
tell the story of a bygone era. Musical vignettes
feature heart-wrenching bolero, raucous Cuban
guaracha, or earthy Mexican son. Set in an oldtime radio show format, the show includes jingles and radio drama, a bit from 1930 and a bit
from the musicians bicultural imaginations.

Southern New Mexico

Las Cruces Bridal Showcase Helping

Hands Event Planning hosts its bridal and special event show 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan.
31, at Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E.
University Ave. in Las Cruces. Admission: $5 in
advance; $7 at the door. Free admission with
donation of gently used prom dress for the
Cinderella Prom Dress Project. Information:
(575) 522-1232 or

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El Paso Scene

Mardi Gras in the Clouds The

Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce will bring a
little New Orleans to the mountain community
Feb. 5-7 with its 15th annual Mardi Gras celebration, Cirque Du Mardi Gras. The family
celebration includes food, music, vendors,
games a parade and more. Admission is free.
Information: (575) 682-2733 or, or on Facebook.

Chocolate Fantasia Mimbres Region Arts

Councils 17th annual celebration of arts and
sweet delicacies is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,
Feb. 6, in historic downtown Silver City. This
years theme is Around the World. While
strolling through downtown, participants can
enjoy 20 unique, locally made, handcrafted
chocolates. Tickets sell out every year. Tickets:
$25 for 20 individual pieces of chocolate.
Information: (575) 538-2505 or

Downtown Dance Party Crossroads

Community Supported Healthcare, 130 S. Main

in Las Cruces, hosts a Borderland Benefit, 8
p.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, featuring live
music from Simeon Beardsley, and DJ
RiseOHM Shahid Mustafa. Admission; $5 donation. Information: (575) 312-6569 or Proceeds benefit Flores
de Juarez.

Bootheel Cowboy Poetry Fiesta The

23rd annual fiesta brings together some of the

Southwests best storytellers, poets and musicians 5 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the
Lordsburg-Hidalgo County Museum (Old
Armory), 708 E. 2nd St., Lordsburg, N.M.
Master of Ceremonies is Steve Hill. Proceeds
benefit the museum. Tickets: $12 ($8 students)
and includes both sessions and hamburgers and
soft drinks at intermission. Information/tickets:
(559) 381-1465 or
Featured performers are Larry Harmer, Leon
Pearce, Billy Chadborn, Rusty Tolley, Doc
Jordan, Bill Cavaliere, Pete Kennedy and the

The Museum Rocks Gem & Mineral

Show The 4th annual gem and mineral

show is Feb. 20-21, at New Mexico Farm &

Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping
Springs Road in Las Cruces, featuring around
60 vendors. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Information: (575) 522-4100 or

Gathering of Quilts The Winter

Quilters of Sierra Countys annual quilt Show is

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2627, at Albert J. Lyon Event Center, 2953 S.
Broadway in Truth of Consequences, N.M.,
with more than 100 quilts by local quilters,
vendors and door prizes. Admission is free.
Information: (575) 894-2959.
The Sierra County Woodworkers group will
exhibits their carvings in the hobby room next
door that weekend.

Cowboy Days The 17th annual celebra-

tion of Southwest pioneer heritage is Saturday

and Sunday, March 5-6, at the New Mexico
Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100
Dripping Springs Rd., Las Cruces. Admission:
$5; four and younger free. Information: (575)
522-4100 or

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 art venues
of in a seven-block stretch of Las Cruces
Downtown Mall. Information: (575) 647-0508.

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February 2016

February Roundup
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West Texas

Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering

The 30th annual gathering is Feb. 26-27 at Sul

Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. The second oldest of its kind in the country, the event
offers stage shows and individual performances
by nationally known cowboy poets, musicians
and storytellers. Information: (432) 837-2326,
1-800-561-3712 or
This years headliners are Ray Fitzgerald, Jeff
Gore, Chris Isaacs, Ross Knox, Jean Prescott,
Gary Prescott and Trinity Seely Friday, and
Don Cadden, Kristyn Harris, Don Hedgpeth,
Randy Huston, Joel Nelson and R.P. Smith
Saturday. Performances are 7:30 p.m. at
Marshall Auditorium. Tickets: $15.
Recitations of poetry and music are 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. Friday and Saturday throughout the Sul
Ross campus, starting with an open session at 9
a.m. each day. Sessions are free.
A Red and You performance featuring Red
Steagall is 1 p.m. Friday, and RW Hampton is 1
p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $10 per show.
A Saturday night dance features this years
headliners. Tickets: $20.
A chuckwagon breakfast is 7:30 a.m. each
morning at Poets Grove (east side of Kokernot
Field). Cost: $5.

Bazaars and fairs

Provost Gun Show The El Maida

Provost Guard gun, small antique and

Southwest art show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan.
30-31, at the El Maida Shrine Temple, 6331
Alabama. Admission: $5 (under 10 free). Age
18 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Information: 241-1761.
The next show is Saturday and Sunday,
March 5-6.

Spanish Colonia Art Market Spanish

Colonial Art Society in Santa Fe hosts its first

Las Cruces market 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20-21, at
Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces, 705 S. Telshor.
Around 40 Spanish Colonial artists include
exponents of tinwork, colcha, retablos, strawwork, weaving, jewelry, filigree, pottery, ironwork and carving.
Admission: $5; $8 couples; ages 12 and
younger free. Information: (505) 982-2226 or

Sunrise Lions Gun Show The semian-

nual guns and outdoors show opens at 9 a.m.

to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 20-21, at Las Cruces Convention
Center, 680 E. University in Las Cruces. nformation:

German Spring Bazaar The German

Air Force Air Defense Center of Fort Bliss

hosts its 13th annual bazaar 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 5, at the former Oktoberfest
Building, Building 747 on Carter Road in Fort
Bliss. Admission is free. Information: 568-0259,
568-1924, 569-5736 or

Farmers Market at Ardovinos Desert

Crossing The 14th annual market runs
Saturdays year-round at Ardovinos Desert
Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park,
N.M. Winter hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Well
behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase on patio 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.

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Downtown Artist and Farmers Market

The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural
Affairs Departments market for area artists
and regionally grown agricultural products is 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in the Union Plaza
District along Anthony Street. Information:
212-1780 or

La Via Sunday Market La Via

Winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union,
N.M., one mile north of Vinton Road, hosts a
farmers market featuring local food producers
noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, with art, crafts, jams
and jellies, food trucks, wine and more. No
outside alcohol allowed. Dog friendly.
Admission is free. Information: (575) 502-4074

Art a la Cart Inni Heart Eatery (formerly

La Tierra Cafe), 1731 Montana, hosts the
monthly event noon to 4 p.m. the last Saturday
of the month, with vendors, entertainment,
food, and a Kids Corner. Information: 5338890 or Facebook at Inni Heart La Tierra
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 7block area of Main Street, Downtown.
Information: (575) 541-2288 or

For a good cause

Golden Hearts Benefit Banquet

Golden Retriever Rescue of El Pasos benefit

banquet is 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at El
Paso Marriot, 1600 Airway, with guest speaker
Luis Carlos Montalvn, author of the New York
Times bestseller Until Tuesday-A Wounded
Warrior and the Golden Retriever that Saved
Him, and the follow up childrens book
Tuesday Tucks Me In. VIP mixer begins at 6
p.m. Tickets: $65 ($75 VIP mixer tickets, limited amount); available online at Information: (575) 522-1232
Montalvn is a 17-year veteran of the U.S.
Army. Capt. Montalvn served multiple tours
abroad and his service awards include two
Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, the Army
Commendation Medal for Valor and the
Combat Action Badge. He travels with his service dog Tuesday, the recipient of the 2013-14
American Kennel Club Humane Fund Award
for Canine Excellence - Service Dog.
A book signing for Tuesday Tucks Me In is 4
to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at Barnes & Noble at
Fountains at Farah.
Golden Retriever Rescue of El Paso is a nonprofit rescue organization dedicated to rescuing
Golden Retrievers.

Scouting for Food Program Scouts

from all packs, troops, teams and crews will
spread out across El Paso on Feb. 6 dropping
off flyers to remind El Pasoans to gather up
canned goods and other non-perishable items
and set them aside. On Saturday, Feb. 13,
Scouts will return to collect donations. Scouts
ask that donations be placed by the front door
by 8 a.m. Information: 241-8936.
All the food collected will be distributed to
local food banks and non-profits throughout
the El Paso Metro area.

Fire truck pull rematch The truck pull

benefiting Special Olympics Texas-Area 19 athletes is 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Fire
Fighters Academy, 6800 Delta (at Ascarate

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Park). Teams must consist of 10 members, one

must be a female and the truck will be pulled
75 feet. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Cost: $25
per individual; $250 teams of 10. Information:
533-8229 or

Over the Edge for the El Paso Zoo

Participants will rappel 12 stories down the
Anson Mills Building in Downtown El Paso 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, to benefit El
Paso Zoos wildlife and conservation programs,
along with a block party, rock climbing walls,
face painting, photo booth, food trucks, animal
presentations and more. Information: El Paso
Zoological Society Office, 212-0245.
Limited amount of rappel spaces available;
register at EPZooOverTheEdge.
Heroes for the Homeless luncheon

Dallas Cowboys legend Ed Too Tall Jones is

guest speaker for the Salvation Armys 2016
fundraising luncheon at noon Saturday, Feb.
27, at El Paso Convention Center. Tickets:
$100 (tables for 10 are $1,000-$2,000); available in advance at the Salvation Army main
office at 4300 E. Paisano. Tickets: information:
Rose Lucero, 544-9811.
Jones played more than 230 games with his
15 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, and is a
member of the Dallas Cowboys Ring of
Honor. He was a three-time Pro Bowl participant and All-Pro selection.

Peggy Post Author and great-grand-

daughter-in-law of Emily post speaks on new

trends and societal hot topics at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 27, at Womans Club of El
Paso, 1400 N. Mesa, as part of the Centennial
Celebration for the clubhouse. Admission: $45.
Information: 532-6131.
Post is author of more than one dozen books
on etiquette, has a monthly column in Good
Housekeeping, appears on national television,
and conducts business seminars nationwide.

Safari Nights Gala El Paso Chapter of

the Safari Club International hosts its 13th

annual gala, auction and expo at 5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 27, at El Maida Shrine, 6331
Alabama, with 30 outfitter booths from around
the world, wildlife artists and outdoor equipment specialists. Tickets: $100 ($40 ages 12-17;
age 12 and younger admitted free but must
acquire a ticket). Group tables available for
$400-$1,200; available at 478-8505 or online at

Something for everyone

Community Health Fair Word of Life

Church, 11675 Pratt, hosts the health fair 9
a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 30, sponsored by
MCNA Dental. There will be physician on site
throughout the event. The event include testing
for vision, glucose/blood sugar, high blood
pressure and fitness tests. Door prizes, music
and other entertainment, and educational
materials also offered. Admission is free. RSVP:
Lucy Galvan, 491-1935 or

EPCC Programs of Study Fair El Paso

Community Colleges Career Services fair is
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at
EPCCs Valle Verde Cafeteria Annex, Building
C, 919 Hunter. Admission is free, and open to
the public. Information: 831-2605 or
Numerous EPCC college programs will be
there to provide career information to EPCC
students and the community.
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Hispanic Womens Network of Texas

The network hosts a new member orientation and general membership meeting 6 to 7:30
p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at the KCOS Office,
9050 Viscount. The public is invited.
Information: or
Hispanic Womens Network of Texas
(HWNT) is a non-profit organization and has
become the premier Hispanic womens organization in Texas.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at

UTEP Spring 2016 classes begin Monday,

Feb. 8 for the popular UTEP program that

offers non-credit classes for people age 50 or
older. Registration runs through Jan 29, and is
$70, plus $25 for the one-time OLLI life membership fee. Information: 747-6280, 747-8848

Beginning Knitting Class Branigan

Memorial Library hosts a beginning knitting
class designed for ages 18 and older who have
never knitted before and want to learn 5:30 to
7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 11-April 14.
Students will develop a solid foundation in ten
weeks. Men and women ages 18 and above are
welcome to register for the classes. Supplies:
$5; registration required. Information, registration: Carmella Lee at (575) 528-4024 or
Mariachi Service Mariachi San Pablo will

lead worship music at both the 9 a.m. English

service and 11:30 a.m. Spanish services Sunday,
Feb. 14, at San Pablo Lutheran Mission, 301 S.
Schutz. The group assisting congregations
across the country with evangelism and
Hispanic outreach. Information: 858-2588.

El Paso Crohns & Autoimmune

Disease Support Group The support

group meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of the

month (Feb. 16) on the campus of Tech
University Health Sciences Center, 4800
Alberta, in the Academic Services Building,
Room 211. Parking available next to the clinic.
Information: Carrie Wilkie, (214) 708-2989,

Foundation Center Workshops

Thomas Branigan Library, 200 E. Picacho, in
Las Cruces, hosts series of grant foundation
classes for adults. All classes are 1 to 2 p.m.
Registration: (575) 541-2393 or email at Thursday, Feb. 18:
Introduction to Finding Grants.
SUNS Health Fair Texas Tech

University Health Sciences Center at El Paso

Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Students
United Para Nuestra Salud (SUNS) hosts its 6th
annual a health fair 8 a.m. to noon Saturday,
Feb. 20, at Dolphin Terrace Elementary
School, 9790 Pickerel. Services include free
vaccinations for children and adults, free EKGs
and fitness testing, free diabetes screening, and
activities for kids and adults. Admission is free.
Information on Facebook at SunsHF2016.

Project MOVE UTEPs Center for Civic

Engagements annual Project MOVE (Miner

Opportunities for Volunteer Experiences) Day
is Saturday, Feb. 27. 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.
Check in for volunteers is 8 a.m. at Glory Field.
Information on projects: 747-5076 or

English GED Course The free GED

preparation course is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Tuesdays through Thursdays, through May

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12, at EPCCs Valle Verde Campus. integrating

College and Career Exploration to prepare student for completion of GED and transition into
postsecondary education. Information, registration: 831-7782.

GED classes High School Equivalency

Program (HEP) and UTEP host free GED classes and tests for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their immediate families Mondays
through Fridays at UTEPs Graham Hall, Room
206, 500 W. University. Class times are 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (flex times).
Open enrollment. Information: 747-5567 and

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. Public access is available through
the Sheridan, Chaffee and Buffalo Soldiers gates
to West Bliss, and Biggs and Old Ironsides gates
to East Bliss.

Right Arm Night Right Arm Night

begins at 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29, at Pershing

Pub, Building 243 Club Road on West Fort
Bliss, with free snacks and drink specials.
Information: 781-6809.

Fort Bliss National Prayer Breakfast

The prayer breakfast is 7 a.m. Tuesday,

Feb. 16, at Centennial Club, Building 11199,
East Bliss. Guest speaker is Chaplain (Brig.
Gen.) Donald L. Rutherford, deputy chief of
chaplains for the U.S. Army. Ticket information: 568-1519.

Friday at The Fire Fort Blisss Freedom

Crossing hosts free live music featuring local

performers 6 to 1 p.m. Fridays, at the outdoor
fireplace. Bands perform 7 to 9 p.m., with DJ
music before and after. Information: 564-5311

Catholic Women of the Chapel The

CWOC meets 9 a.m. Fridays (except holiday

weekends) at the Religious Activities Center,
Building #449 on Fort Bliss. Meetings consist of
fellowship, saying the rosary, craft making projects or Bible studies. Child care provided free
of charge. Information:

Fort Bliss Historical Association The

group meets at 1 p.m. on the second
Wednesday of each month at the Fort Bliss
museum complex, 1735 Marshall. Information:
269-4831. Dues are $25 a year ($10 students
and junior enlisted soldiers).

Fort Bliss Rod & Gun Club 3730 Roy

Johnson Lane. Rifle and pistol shooting competitions are held almost every weekend. Visitors
can watch for free. Food available at the clubhouse snack bar. To get there: Take Railroad
Drive to Deer; turn right. Information: 5682983 or

Old Fort Bliss Building 5054, corner of

Pershing and Pleasanton Roads, Fort Bliss. The

Old West days of the Soldiers of the Pass are
relived through replicas of the original adobe
fort buildings and military artifacts,
Magoffinsville Post 1854 to 1868. Hours are 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; by
appointment only Saturday. Admission is free.
Information: 568-4518 or 588-8482 or on
Facebook at Old Fort Bliss.

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Club news

Singles in the Son - The group develops

friendships among Christian singles ages 30 to

50. Bible study held Tuesday nights. Weekend
events subject to change. All denominations are
welcome. Membership is free. Information:
Andy, 471-1997,
or on Facebook.
Saturday, Jan. 30: Dinner and El Paso Rhinos
Sunday, Feb. 7: Super Bowl Party
Saturday, Feb. 13: Valentines Dinner
Saturday, Feb. 20: Dinner and UTEP
Saturday, Feb. 27: Dinner and El Paso

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:
585-1789, 497-5196 (Spanish),, or on Facebook at

Germania Club The Germania Club of

El Paso hosts its annual Mardi Gras (Faschings)
part at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at Golden Tee, at
Fort Blisss Underwood Golf Course, 3200
Coe. No regular luncheon held this month.
Newcomers welcome. Information, reservations: 755-5471.
Westside Welcome Club The nonprofit group is a social, educational and charitable
organization of more than 200 women open to
both newcomers and longtime residents.
The monthly free get acquainted coffee is
9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at Ferguson Bath,
Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, 820 Sunland Park
(adjacent to Sunland Park Mall). Includes tour
of the home improvement showcase. No RSVP
necessary. Information: 585-6545.
The February luncheon is 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Coronado Country
Club 1044 Broadmoor. Guest speaker Michael
J. Romano, M.D. will talk about the new
Westside Center of the Texas Tech University
Health and Science Center under construction.
Reservations required: $20. Information: 5886352.
Paso del Norte Quilt Guild The

guilds regular meeting is 9 a.m. the second

Saturday of the month (Feb. 13), at University
Presbyterian Church, 631 Resler. New techniques and workshops are being held monthly.
Anyone interested in quilting is welcome; no
experience needed. Membership is $25 per
year. Information: Carmen Guzman, 203-0515.
The Guild assists in aiding many charitable
organizations, with the main focus on helping
wounded warriors by making quilts for them.

Womans Department GEPCC coffee

Womans Department Greater El Paso

Chamber of Commerces Membership Coffee
is 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 18, at the
home of Betty MacQuire, 1209 Thunderbird.
Information: 755-6193 or

Military Order of the World Wars

The El Paso Chapter will hold its annual ROTC
Cadet Recognition Luncheon at 11 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 20, at Great American Land &
Cattle Company, 9800 Gateway North in
Northeast El Paso. Information: 755-4038.
Discover El Paso The nonprofit group,

founded in 1973, is dedicated to promoting

things to do and see in and around El Paso.
The monthly General Meeting and luncheon is

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noon Tuesday, Feb. 23, at State Line

Restaurant, 1222 Sunland Park Drive.
Reservations: 598-6376.

El Paso Retired Teachers luncheon

All retired teachers and school personnel are
invited to a luncheon meeting at noon
Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Wyndham Hotel,
2027 Airway. Program will be presented by
Texas Tech on Heart Health. Cost: $17.
Reservations: 755-4434.

Dona Ana Photography Club (DAPC)

The club hosts free photography programs 7

to 9 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the
month at Southwest Environmental Center,
275 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces.
Information: (575) 522-1691 or
The Feb. 16 program is Bird Portraits: From
Far and Near presented by Nirmal Khandan.
The club hosts a monthly Photography Boot
Camp 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays (Jan.
30, Feb. 20, March 19, April 16 and through
May 21) at the center. Cost: $5 per workshop;
$15 DAPC membership (workshops free with
membership purchase). Space is limited.
Registration: Rob Peinert, Feb. 20: Taking better photographs.

International Coin Club El Pasos only

coin club meets at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first
Monday of the month at St. Pauls United
Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere. Business
meeting starts around 6:30 p.m. Numismatic
presentations start at 7 p.m. with auction to
follow. Visitors always welcome, and admission
free for first-time visitors. Information: 5336001 or

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Wyler Aerial Tramway The state park

tramway, 1700 McKinley, gives passengers a

view of Texas, New Mexico and Mexico from
Ranger Peak, elevation 5,632 feet. Cost is $8
for adults and $4 for children 12 years and
under. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Friday and
Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed
Monday through Thursday. Information: 5629899. 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 mountain.
Last Sunday hike is 8 a.m. Jan. 31 and Feb.
28, beginning in the tramways parking lot.
Februarys hike is a Couples Hike. Wear sturdy
shoes, bring walking stick, snacks and water for
all hikes.
A Loves Better Outside photo contest runs
Feb. 1-14. Visitors may submit photos of family, friends, pets or other loved ones for a
chance to win Tramway ride tickets. Submit
photos to by Feb.
10; and voting for the best picture is Feb. 12-14
on the tramways Facebook page. The photo
with the most Likes wins.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino

1200 Futurity Dr., Sunland Park, N.M. Hours

are 10 a.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. General
admission and parking are free. Information:
(575) 874-5200 or
Live racing season runs through April 19.
Post time is 12:45 p.m. Friday, Saturday,
Sunday and Tuesday through Feb. 16, 1:30 p.m.
Feb. 19-April 19. Nine races held each race

Bourbon and Whiskey Festival is noon to 9

p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6. Sample tickets: $10 (ten
samples). Live entertainment begins at 4:30
p.m. with Joe Barron Band at 9 p.m.
Mechanical Bull Riding Competition is noon to
6 p.m. Finals begin around 5 p.m.
Wine Tasting At the Park is noon to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 13, with live entertainment at
4:30 p.m. and Fleetwood Nicks (Fleetwood
Mac Tribute) at 9:30 p.m. Sample tickets: $10
(ten samples).
Mariachi Festival is 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
20. Additional entertainment follows at 9 p.m.

Tombaugh Observatory NMSUs

Tombaugh Observatory in Las Cruces hosts

open house each Friday nearest the time of the
first quarter moon from September to May,
weather providing. Programs begin with a short
presentation, followed by guided observing
through telescopes. Information: (575) 6464438, or (575) 646-6278 to confirm the observatory will be open that evening.
Upcoming open houses are scheduled for 7
p.m. Friday, Feb. 12 and March 11.

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. Free childrens
activities daily. Admission is free. Information:
Native American Dances are 11:30 a.m. and

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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.

San Elizario Historic District The district at 1500 Main Street in San Elizario on the
Mission Trail features art galleries, 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.
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 2:30 to 6
p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, with food truck
most Saturdays; bring a picnic basket Sunday.
Open mic sessions are 6 to 9 p.m. the second
Friday of each month.

La Via Winery 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 noon 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.

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

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call 1-800-745-3000 or go to
Unless indicated, prices listed do not include
service charges.

Little River Band The bands 40th

at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the

Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Tickets: $10
reserved seating. Information: (575) 523-6403
La Rondella de Albuquerque is a vocal and
instrumental ensemble making music from
New Mexico, Mexico and Latin America come
alive with traditional instruments and voice.

Anniversary Tour comes to the Plaza Theatre

at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30. The Little River
Band set a record for having hits in the Top 10
for six consecutive years. They also garnered a
rare status with over 5 million airplays on
American radio for Reminiscing. Tickets: $30,
$45 and $60 (Ticketmaster).
Between 1976 and 1983, Little River Bands
chart successes in the U.S included the singles
Lady, Cool Change, Lonesome Loser,
Its a Long Way There, Help Is on Its Way,
Happy Anniversary, The Night Owls,
Take It Easy On Me, Man On Your Mind,
We Two and The Other Guy.

Judy Collins Doa Ana Arts Council presents the multiple Grammy Award-winner at 6
p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Rio Grande
Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall in Las
Cruces, as part of its Variety Series. Collins will
share five decades of music, including such hits
as Both Sides Now, Send In The Clowns
and Amazing Grace. Doors open at 5:30
p.m.; show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets: $42.50
main floor; $32 balcony. Information: (575)
523-6403 or

Concert Association presents an evening of

country and comedy at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.
2, at WNMU Fine Arts Auditorium in Silver
City. Tickets: $20 ($5 students 17 and
younger). Information: (575) 538-5862 or

and TV host bring his act to El Paso at 8 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 25, at The Plaza Theatre.
Tickets: $39.50, $49.50, $59.50 and $69.50
Ramones hosted the Mexican television show
Otro Rollo produced by Televisa .

Hits & Grins Grant County Community

Valentines Super Love Jam The

Intruders, Heatwave, GQ, El Chaicano and

more perform for this years event, at 7:30
p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at UTEPs Don Haskins
Center. Tickets: $28.50 and $38.50

Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots

The hilarious nationally syndicated radio host

and musician Bobby Bones performs with his
band at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at the Plaza
Theatre. Tickets start at $27.50 (Ticketmaster).
The Raging Idiots is a comedy duo that plays
shows all over the U.S., and to date, has raised
over a million dollars for various charities. Their
debut EP The Raging Idiots Presents - The
Raging Kidiots, includes the track, When I
Grow Up.

Pepe Aguilar The popular mariachi bal-

ladeer performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at El

Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano.
Tickets: $59.50, $79.50 $99.50 and $125.
(Ticketmaster). Aguilar is the son of famed
cowboy singer Antonio Aguilar and singer Flor
Silvestre. His lovers mariachi style uses traditional instruments such as guitars, trumpets and

Conjunto Primavera y Los Rieleros

and Los Huracanes del Norte The

norteo groups perform a Valentines Day

show and dance at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at
El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $50

Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan El

mejor mariachi del mundo returns at 8 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Plaza Theatre, with
special guest Yolanda del Rio. Mariachi Vargas
de Tecalitlan, formed in 1898, has appeared in
200 movies, recorded dozens of albums of
pasodobles, valses, bailables, polkas and danzones. Tickets: $35-$100 (Ticketmaster).
Ranchera singer del Ro has sold almost 20
million records around the world.

La Rondella de Albuquerque Doa

Ana Arts Council and Santa Fes Spanish

Colonial Arts Society present Viva La
Cultura, an evening of music with La Rondella
de Albuquerque, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19,
February 2016

Adal Ramones The Mexican comedian

MarchFourth Mimbres Region Arts

Council (MRAC) presents the high energy stage

show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at WNMUs
Fine Arts Auditorium, as part of its
Performance Series Tickets: $20 ($15 members; $5 students, children). Information: (575)
538-2505, or
The show is a visual kaleidoscope of stilt
walkers, Vaudeville-style dancers, compositions, colorful costumes and hilarious stage

Bob & Tom Show Comedy Tour Top

comedians from the nationally syndicated hit
radio program perform at 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Rio Grande Theatre,
211 N. Main, in the Las Cruces Downtown
Mall. Tickets: $28 and $33. Recommended for
age 18 and older. Information: (575) 523-6403
Spotlighting some of Bon and Toms favorite
comedians, the lineup features Jeff Dye, Dave
Dyer, Greg Hahn and Costaki Economopoulos.
King Michael El Paso Symphony

Orchestra presents a tribute to Michael

Jackson, The King of Pop, at 8 p.m. Saturday,
Feb. 27, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $40,
$60, $70 and $85 (Ticketmaster). Information:
532-2776 or
King Michael features tribute artists who
sing live while mastering the intense dancing
that Jackson was so famous for. They portray
MJ performing from the early days with his
brothers to his stratospheric rise to become
one of the worlds greatest entertainers.
The show stars three top tribute artists i
accompanied by dancers, singers, and the King
Michael Band, led by two-time Grammy-winner bass guitarist Ron Simpson.
The multi-media spectacular includes Michael
Jacksons greatest hits: Billie Jean, Beat It,
Thriller, Man in the Mirror and more.

TAO: Seventeen Samurai Japans

world-renown Taiko drummers, TAO, will
return to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March
1, at the Lee Ross Capshaw Auditorium at
Coronado High School, 100 Champions Place,
presented by Lola Productions. Seventeen

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Samurai is a spectacular show inspired by

Japanese culture from the ancient samurai to
the cyberpunk of Tokyos Shinjuku district.
Tickets: $38; available online at
TAO brings timeless, traditional Japanese
drumming with a 21st century attitude that create sizzling performances combining explosive
Taiko drumming, innovative choreography and
extraordinary athleticism into a dynamic new
take on Asian and ancient art form. TAO has
performed hundreds of sold-out shows in front
of more than six million spectators.

Riverdance: The 20th Anniversary

World Tour Jam Theatricals and El Paso

Live present the Irish dance phenomenon

March 4-6, at the Plaza Theatre. Showtimes
are 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2
and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $45 and $70.

Rock and Worship Road Show

Newsboys, Jeremy Camp and Mandisa are
among the headliners for the 2016 Christian
rock tour 7 p.m. Friday, March 4, at NMSUs
Pan American Center in Las Cruces. Also performing are Phil Wickham, Family Force 5 and
Audio Adrenaline. Admission: $10 at the door.
VIP Tickets: $100, available online at theroad- Information: (575) 646-1420 or

Facebook at PanAmCenter.
A Pre-show Party is 6:15 p.m. with host
Danny Gokey and Citizen Way. Shaun Groves
returns as guest speaker.

Gary Clark Jr. The Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and virtuoso guitarist
brings his The Rise of Sonny Boy Slim Tour
to El Paso Tuesday, March 8, at Tricky Falls,
209 S. El Paso. Tickets: $30. Information: 3519909. Online tickets at

Joe Satriani The rock guitar virtuoso performs his Surfing to Shockwave 2016 Tour,
an evening spotlighting his 30-year career at
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at the Abraham

Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $29.75 $45, $55 and


Luke Bryan Current CMA & ACM

Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan brings his

highly anticipated Kill the Lights tour to Las
Cruces at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at
NMSUs Pan American Center, with special
guests Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch.
Tickets: $39.75 and $74.75 (Ticketmaster).

Spring Fling 2016 Grammy-nominated

rock band Cage the Elephant headlines the
modern alt rock tour at 7 p.m. Wednesday,
March 16, at UTEPs Don Haskins Center,
with Silversun Pickups, Foals and Bear Hands.
Tickets: $29.50 and $39.50 (Ticketmaster).

Yanni The world music legend and his

world-renowned orchestra will perform audience favorites from throughout his career as
well as newly reworked arrangements of the
classics 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at
the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $69.50 and $99.50

Sesame Street Live Make a New

Friend The Sesame Street Live annual

Easter week shows are March 25-27 at the

Abraham Chavez Theatre. Showtimes are 2
and 6:30 p.m. Friday, 10:30, 2 and 5:30 p.m.
Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15, $25,
$32 and $60 (Ticketmaster); all children over
age 1 must purchase ticket. Information: 1-800745-3000 or VIP Sunny
Seat packages available.
STOMP Jam Theatricals and El Paso Live
present the hit musical at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 30, at the Plaza Theatre.
Tickets; $37.50-$62.50. information: 231-1111,

TobyMac The Christian rocker headlines

the Hits Deep Tour is 7 p.m. Sunday, April

3, at UTEPs Don Haskins Center, with Britt
Nicole, Building 429, Colton Dixon, Capital
Kings, Finding Flavor and Hollyn. Presented by
Food for the Hungry. Tickets: $8.25-$62.75

Carrie Underwood The multiple

Grammy Award winning country pop singer

fame presents her Storyteller Tour at 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 16, at NMSUs Pan American
Center in Las Cruces, with opening acts Easton
Corbin and the Swon Brothers. Tickets: $40.50
and $70.50. (Ticketmaster).

Tim Hawkins One of the top family-

friendly comedians comes to El Paso at 6 p.m.

Sunday, April 17, at Abraham Chavez Theatre,
with special guest Bob Smiley. Tickets: $24.50,
$34.50 and $54.50. VIP seating is $43.50 and
$73.50 (Ticketmaster).

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor

Dreamcoat Broadway in El Paso season
finale is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at The
Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $40-$65. Information:

Celtic Woman: Destiny Tour 7:30

p.m. Friday, May 13, at The Plaza Theatre.
Tickets: $49 and $75 (Ticketmaster).

The Cure 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at

UTEPs Don Haskins Center, with special guest
The Twilight Sad. Tickets: $19.25, $49.25,
$59.25 and $69.25 (Ticketmaster).
The Piano Guys 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,

Aug. 2, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets:

$49.50, $59.50 and $69.50

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Venues & series

Tricky Falls 209 S. El Paso. Listings also

cover shows in Bowie Feathers. Information:

351-9909 Online tickets at
Kevin Gates The rapper performs at 8
p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3. Tickets: $25.
Nile The metal band performs at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 6. Tickets: $21.
Hinder The multi-platinum selling rockers
perform at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, with Sons
of Texas and Within Reason. Tickets: $21.
Marty Friedman The metal guitar legend
and former Megadeath guitarist performs at 8
p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, with Holy Grail. $21.
Decapitated The Polish death metal band
performs at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, with
March of Doom and Devour the Unborn.
Tickets: $8-$10.
Candyland and Fight Club The beatmix
and dubstep artists perform at 8 p.m. Friday,
Feb. 19, with Hench and APA. Tickets: $13.
The Burlesque and Side Show, Pretty Things
Peepshow burlesque and sideshow is 9 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 23. Tickets: $10-$12.
The Word Alive Tour The heavy metal
band performs 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24,
with Fit For A King and Out Came The Wolves.
Tickets: $18-$20.
The March Divide 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26,
with Alabama Deathwalk and Emily Davis. Free.
Atmosphere The hip-hop due performs at
7 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, with special
guest Welcome to Texas. Tickets: $25.
Sumerian Records 10 year Tour featuring
metal band Born of Osiris is 6:30 p.m. Monday,
March 7, with Veil of Maya, After the Burial,
Erra and Bad Omens. Tickets: $18-$20.
Gary Clark Jr. The Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and virtuoso guitarist
brings his The Rise of Sonny Boy Slim Tour
to El Paso Tuesday, March 8. Tickets: $30.
The Queers The punk legends perform
Monday, March 14, with Dubois, The Glitter
Tacos and Tantos Muertos.
Silverstein Thursday, March 17, with
Being As An Ocean, Emarosa, Coldrain and
Wolfmother Monday, March 21. $22.50.

Lowbrow Palace 111 E. Robinson.

Doors open at 9 p.m. (show time at 10 p.m.).

Tickets are regularly $3 more for ages 16-20.
Tickets: $10-$12, unless otherwise listed.
Online tickets at
Maajr The electronic rock/pop artist performs Saturday, Jan. 30. Tickets: $8-$10.
Guy Blakeslee The former frontman of
the LA psych-rock band the Entrance performs
Sunday, Jan. 31. Tickets: $10-$12.
Saving Abel The rock band performs at 9
p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4. Tickets: $17-$20.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra with Lower
Dens The New Zealand rock band and
American indie pop band perform Friday, Feb.
5. Tickets: $15-$17.
Hawthorne Heights The American rock
band performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11,
with Mest, Handguns and London Falling.
Tickets: $18-$20.
Brazilian Girls The NYC electronic band
performs Saturday, Feb. 13. Tickets: $15-$17.
Ringo Deathstarr The Austin alt rock band
performs Thursday, Feb. 18. Tickets: $8-$10.
Bag Raiders The Australian electronic
band performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, with
Plastic Plates. Tickets: $15.
Radiation City The indie rockers performs
at 11 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, with Deep Sea
February 2016

Diver. Tickets: $10-$12.

Beacon The Brooklyn electronica duo
perform Monday, Feb. 22, with Natasha
Kmeto. Tickets: $10-$12.
DRI The hardcore punk band (Dirty
Rotten Imbeciles) performs Friday, Feb. 26.
Tickets: $13-$15.
Sumac The rock band performs at 9 p.m.
Tuesday, March 1, with Black Spirituals.
Tickets: $10-$12.
French Horn Rebellion The electro rock
duo performs at 7 p.m. Monday, March 21,
with Mystery Skulls.
Luke Rathbone and Alex Calder Thursday,
March 24. Tickets: $10-$12.
Matthew Logan Vasquez The founder of
the folk rock band Delta Spirit performs
Tuesday, March 29, with Reverend Baron.
Tickets: $8-$10.

Techs Macey Center in Socorro, N.M. All seats

general admission. Information:
Hooking Up with The Second City The
renowned Chicago comedy troupe performs
Saturday, Feb. 13. Tickets: $20 ($18 seniors,
$10 youth.

MarchFourth The internationally

acclaimed, genre-breaking marching band performs Thursday, Feb. 25, with 20 musicians,
dancers and artisans. Tickets: $20 ($18 seniors,
$10 youth.

Mesa Music Hall 4151 N. Mesa.

Concerts are all ages shows, unless listed otherwise, with $3 surcharge for those under age
21. Information: 599-8585 or on Facebook at
Mesa Music Hall.
Rock band Citizen performs Sunday, March
20, with Turnover, Sorority Noise and Milk
Teeth. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $14 in
advance; $16 day of show.
Metal band Hemlock performs at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, March 23, with opening band
Ektomorf. Tickets: $10; age 18 and older welcome.

Spencer Theater for Performing Arts

Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800,

(888) 818-7872 or
Pre-show buffets are at 5 p.m.; cost is $20.
Zepparella: A Tribute to Led Zepplin
The all female Zeppelin powerhouse is 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 27. Tickets: $20-$30.
Jack Ingram The Texas singer-songwriter
performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 12,.
Tickets: $32-$49.
Women of Ireland 7 p.m. Saturday,
March 19. Tickets: $39-$79.

Buy & Sell Coins,

Paper Money, Medals & Tokens
at the 53rd Annual
International Coin Club of El Paso

Coin Show
Feb. 19-20-21

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. Information: 1-877-2775677 or
Merle Haggard The country music legend
performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30. Tickets:
Peabo Bryson The R&B, soul singer performs a romantic Valentines dinner show
Saturday, Feb. 13. Dinner served at 7 p.m.;
performance at 8 p.m. Tickets: $50.
Hellyeah The heavy metal supergroup
performs Saturday, Feb. 20. Tickets: $30-$60.
Cole Swindell The country singer known
for hits like Let Me See Ya Girl performs
Saturday, Feb. 27. Tickets: $40-$80.
Shinedown The American rock band performs Saturday, March 12. Tickets: $30-$65.
Randy Houser The country star performs
Friday, March 18. Tickets: $30-$80.

Flickinger Center for Performing Arts

1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Shows

begin at 7 p.m., unless otherwise listed.
Information: (575) 437-2202 or
The annual chocolate buffet featuring a love
letter to the early days of Latin American radio
with Cascada de Flores is 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb.
14. Tickets: $20-$40.
The annual COPE Benefit is Saturday, Feb.
The Alamogordo High School Choir performance is 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3.

El Maida Hall
6331 Alabama, El Paso

1 to 6 p.m. Friday
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday,
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

Free Admission

$2,000 in raffle prizes

$1 tickets

Information: 533-6001

Free Kids Auction

Ages 7-14 Saturday at 2 p.m.

NM Tech Performing Arts Series

Performances are 7:30 p.m. at New Mexico

El Paso Scene

Our 2016 Commemorative

Medal will honor the El Paso
High School Centennial and
will be available at the show

Look for us on

Do You Have an El Paso bank note?

This years show will feature over 20 different U.S.

currency notes from eight El Paso banks. The government
issued currency from the late 1800s through 1933 with the
banks name on it. Those with El Paso bank names are
uncommon, if not rare. Anyone possessing such a note is
invited to bring if for appraisal and cataloguing; ask for
John Grost. El Paso banks that have their names on paper
money are: The First National Bank, El Paso National Bank,
The State National Bank, The City National Bank, The
Commercial National Bank, The National Exchange Bank, The Border
National Bank, The American National Bank, El Paso National Bank of Texas,
Lowdon National Bank and National Bank of Commerce.

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All phone numbers listed are in Juarz.

Nuvo Plaza San Luis, Ejercito Nacional at

Francisco Villarreal. Wedding and Quinceaera
Expo is noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31.
Fashion shows at 1 and 5 p.m. Raffles offered.

Centro Cultural Paso del Norte - Av.

Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf. Information:
1730300 or (Facebook: ccpnteatro). Advance tickets at
The musical comedy Como quieras Perro
amame is 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2.
Admission: 150 to 350 pesos.
The musical Chicago is 5:30 and 9 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 13. Tickets: 150 to 250 pesos.
La Dalia Negra, a play about the Black
Dahlia murder starring actor Fernando Luja, is
7 and 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18.
Childrens theater, Peppa Pig, is presented
at 1:30, 4 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21.
Admission: 250 to 450 pesos.
Lecture by Cesar Lozano, Por el placer de
vivir, is at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23.
Admission: 220 to 400 pesos.
Concert by El Consorcio (formerly
Mocedades) is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24.
Admission: 400 to 650 pesos.
Telon de Arena Insurgentes Avenue and

Cayetano Lopez, behind Plaza Grande Business

Center. Information, ticket prices: 656
Presented at 7 p.m. Thursdays through
Sundays in February: La Celestina, a play by
Fernando de Rojas, adapted by Perla de la Rosa
and Guadalupe de la Mora. Admission: 120

Museo del Chamizal Chamizal Park

(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: 611-1048.
Showing through February: Monuments,
scale models of Jurezs major public monuments.
Dog walking, with talks on dogs and adoption
fair, is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, in the
park area outside the museum.

Museo del INBA - Circuito Jose Reyes

Estrada, Zona Pronaf. Admission is free.

Information: 616-7414,
The IV Biennial Ciudad Jurez/El Paso Biennial
exhibit presented by S-Mart runs through
Feb. 7. The 44 artists in the exhibit have
works on display at both INBA and the El Paso
Museum of Art.

Auditorio Benito Jurez Ignacio

Ramirez and Vicente Guerrero, one block from
Parque Borunda. Tickets at
Mario Aguilar comic show is at 6 and 9:30
p.m. Friday, Feb. 12. Tickets: 180 to 270
Paw Patrol theater for children is 4 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 14. Tickets: 120 to 180 pesos.
Cibeles Convention Center Av.

Toms Fernndez 8450, between Calle

Portales and Antonio J. Bermudez, Zona
Valentines Day dinner dance is at 9 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 13, in the Olimpo Room, with
three course dinner and music by Cliche. Bring
your own bottle. Special dinner also served at
Terraza Garden Restaurant, with live music.

Papal Visit Pope Francis will visit various

sites in Jurez Wednesday, Feb. 17, as the last

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leg of his five-day trip to Mexico. See

Roundup for details.

Pat de Fu Amigos de la Fundacion

Mascareas presents the jazz, tarantella and

tango fusion group from Mexico City at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 20, at Centro Cultural Paso del
Norte in Juarez, as part of its 2016 Matices
Culturales series. Tickets information: 6124075. In El Paso: 544-5118. Web:
Upcoming programs in the series:
Friday, March 18: Joven Ballet de Jalisco
Friday, May 6: Erika Surez (Flamenco
Saturday, May 28: San Juan Project (jazz).

Habaneros Restaurant Plaza Diamante,

Tecnologico Av corner of Ave Del Paraiso.
Comedians Richard Villa, Sam Butler and Noe
Cervantes perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.
24. Cost: 100 peso plus dinner cost.

Gimnasio Municipal Josue Neri Santos

Av. Mariscal at Maria Martinez, downtown.
Wrestling starring Los perros del Mal plus 15
other professional wrestlers begins at 5 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 28. Admission: 60 to 450 pesos.

La Rodadora The 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. Saturdays and Sundays.
Admission: 65 pesos (around $5). Information:
52-656-558-2415 or
3D Theater admission: 30 pesos.
Theater/museum combo is 79 pesos. February
special: 4-people admission is 200 pesos (need
not be a family). Current film: Little Giants.
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.
An exhibit on Mother Teresa of Calcutta
including her clothes, Nobel Peace Prize and
photographs is scheduled to be on exhibit in
February; details to be announced.

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
Every Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. is
Domingueana, with guided tours and puppet
A free literary workshop with Guadalupe
Frieto is 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. on the last Friday
of each month.
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
Audio guide available for 50 pesos.

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. The
event also features live music.
Jurez correspondent Walter Schaefer
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February 2016

EPSYOs Winter Concert The El Paso

Symphony Youth Orchestras, directed by

Andres Moran, performs at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan.
31, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets:
$13 ($8 students, seniors and active duty military. All seats general admission. Information
525-8978. Tickets available online at

NMSU Bel Canto Scholarship

Winners Benefit Concert The 4th

annual benefit concert is 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan.

31, at Temple Beth El-Las Cruces, 3980
Sonoma Springs, with Doa Ana Lyric Opera
director, Dr. John Carlo Pierce, and the winners of the Bel Canto Scholarship of New
Mexico State University for an eclectic program
of favorites from the world of opera and musical theater. Refreshments will be served, and all
donations will benefit DALO s Bel Canto
Scholarship fund. Admission is free.
Information:, or
The program includes selections from operas
by Handel, Donizetti, and Leoncavallo, as well
as Broadway standards by Rodgers and Hart,
the Gershwins, Bernstein, Lloyd Webber and
more. The four scholarship winners, Amanda
Ronquillo, Lara Zel Hartman, Ejerson Balabas,
and Cory Gasparich - will be joined by pianist
Flor de la Garza of El Paso.

Young Peoples Concerts The El Paso

Symphony Orchestra presents The Orchestra
Moves, the 76th season of free programs for
area fifth-graders at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday through Friday, Feb. 3-5, at the
Plaza Theatre. The program, led by Andy
Moran, is presented in collaboration with
Carnegie Halls Link Up Program. The public is
invited on a space-available basis; call for availability.
Information: 532-3776 or
More than 15,000 fifth-grade students from
the El Paso area are treated to the free concerts each year.

Wind Symphony Concert El Paso

Wind Symphony, directed by Ron Hufstader,
performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at
UTEPs Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. El Paso
Wind Symphony, now in its 20th season, is a
professional concert band made primarily of
residents of the Greater El Paso Area, most of
whom are band directors in public and private
schools. Tickets: $10 ($5 students, military,
seniors). Information:

El Paso Symphony Orchestra Dvorak

in America The Symphony, under the

direction of maestro Bohuslav Rattay, performs

Feb. 19-20, in the Plaza Theatre, featuring
guest baritone Kevin Deas. Tickets: $15-$40.
Information: 532-3776 or
The program includes a multi media presentation, Dvok in Search of America and
Melodrama; as well as
Dvork Symphony No. 9 in E minor, op. 95
(From the New World). Dvorak and America
is part of the Music Unwound consortium
supported by the National Endowment for the
Opening notes are presented at 6:30 p.m.
each night by resident conductor Andy Moran
in the Philanthropy Theatre next to the Plaza.

February 2016

UTEP Department of Music

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. at Fox Fine Arts
Recital Hall. Tickets (unless listed otherwise):
$5 ($3 seniors, military, non-UTEP students)
and free ages 6 and younger, UTEP students,
faculty and staff). Information: 747-7795 or
University Choirs perform 2:30 p.m. Sunday,
Feb. 21.
UTEP Symphonic Winds perform Tuesday,
Feb. 23.
UTEP Symphony Orchestra performs
Thursday, Feb. 25, directed by Dr. Lowell E.
Graham. program includes American music by
Buck, Chadwick, Dvorak, and McDowell.
Featured soloist will be Dr. Stephen
Nordstrom performing Dvoraks Romance in F
minor, Op. 11.
King Michael El Paso Symphony

Orchestra presents a tribute to Michael

Jackson, The King of Pop, at 8 p.m. Saturday,
Feb. 27, at the Plaza Theatre. Ages and older
welcome. Tickets: $40, $60, $70 and $85
(Ticketmaster). Information: 532-2776 or
King Michael features tribute artists who
sing live while mastering the intense dancing
that Michael Jackson was so famous for. They
portray MJ performing from the early days
with his brothers to his stratospheric rise to
become one of the greatest entertainers of all
The show stars three of the best Michael
Jackson tribute artists in the world, accompanied by Broadway and Las Vegas Dancers,
Urban Dancers, Las Vegas Singers, and the King
Michael Band, led by two-time Grammy-winner bass guitarist Ron Simpson.
The multi-media spectacular includes Michael
Jacksons greatest hits: Billie Jean, Beat It,
Thriller, Man in the Mirror and more.

EPSYOs Young Artist Piano

Competition Application are being taken

for El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras 4th

annual competition Saturday, May 21. Pianists
ages of 7 to 18 living within 100 miles of the El
Paso city limits are eligible to compete.
Information and complete competition rules
available online at No cost to apply.
Information: 525-8978 or
Junior, intermediate and advanced divisions
offered; with grand prize college funds ranging
from $100-$500.

From The Top auditions From the

Top with Host Christopher ORiley, the hit

NPR radio program showcasing Americas best
young classical musicians, seeks local talent for
its live show recording Saturday, June 4, at the
Plaza Theatre. The show will be presented by
the El Paso Society for Musicians of the Future.
Applications and recorded auditions are accepted continuously and on a rolling admissions
basis. Application, and scholarship information
available online at Local applicants are requested to contact EPSMF at 4490619 after submitting applications online.
Audition entries accepted from young classical
musicians, ages 8 to 18 who have not graduated from high school. Solo performers on all
instruments, composers and vocalists, as well
as instrumental or vocal ensembles welcome.
The weekly hour-long radio program is heard
on KTEP 88.5 FM on Sundays at 1 p.m. as well
as nearly 220 other stations nationwide.
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Mardi Gras and All That Jazz

Friends of Rock by Faith hosts the event benefiting Christian youth concerts 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Feb. 6, at Open Arms Center,
8210 North Loop, with live music by 7th
Avenue Band, heavy hors doeuvres, coffee,
tea and punch. Sodas and set ups for sale;
BYOB. Admission: $30. Information: 595-0589
Mariachi Festival 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday,

Feb. 20, at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino,

1200 Futurity Dr., Sunland Park, N.M. Sample
tickets: $10 (ten samples). Professional mariachi
competition for cash prizes. Additional live
entertainment follows at 9 p.m. Information:
(575) 874-5200 or

Josh Grider Dona Ana Arts Council presents an intimate, acoustic-based set with Las
Cruces own country singer/songwriter at 7:30
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Rio Grande
Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces.
Tickets: $22 balcony; $33 main floor. Student
rush tickets available 10 minutes prior to each
show for $10; must show valid student ID.
Information: (575) 523-6403 or

Grider will perform with his colleague, collaborator and producer Bobby Hamrick, as well as
his wife, Kristi Grider. Griders recently collaborated with fellow Las Crucen and film director
Ross Marks for the soundtrack to an upcoming
film based on the Mark Medoff play The Heart

Roy Schneider Duo The Americana and

folk band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
13, at High Desert Brewing Co., 1201 West
Hadley in Las Cruces. Songwriter and multiinstrumentalist Roy Schneider presents original
music with partner Kim Mayfield providing
instrumental accompaniment and vocal harmony. Admission is free; all ages welcome.
Information:(575) 525-6752, or
Schneiders latest release, Walls That Talk,
debuted at No. 3 on the Folk DJ charts in
September 2012.

Created Equal, Americas Civil Rights

Struggle Capoeira Quinto Sol and Samba
Batucada Alma de Fogo perform capoeira,
samba, and other related Afro-Brazilian arts at
10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at YWCA Shirley
Leavell Branch, 10712 Sam Snead, as part of
the El Paso Museum of Historys series to
inspire conversations about the meaning of
freedom and equality. Admission is free.
Information: 252-8258 or
Capoeira is a martial art developed by slaves
in Brazil that combines music, defense, attacks,
acrobatics, and dance as a form of expression
during the slave trade.

Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society

The society presents Derrick Harris Band at

its monthly concert series at 7 p.m. Sunday,
Feb. 21, at First Christian Church, 1809 El
Paseo in Las Cruces. The music begins after a
short business meeting. Admission: $8 ($5
members; $1 students with ID). Coffee and
dessert reception precedes the concert at 6:30
p.m. in the foyer. Information: Larry Brooks,
(575) 640-8752 or

Alfresco! Fridays applications El Paso

Live, a division of Destination El Paso, is taking

band applications through Feb. 29, for the
2016 Season of the free Friday evening concert
series Alfresco! Fridays on the Convention
Center Plaza in Downtown El Paso during the
summer months. The series features Salsa,
Cumbia, Reggae, Classic Rock, Blues and other
popular music genres. Information: 534-0659

Music series

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino

1200 Futurity, Sunland Park, N.M. No cover.
Information: (575) 874-5200 or
Grupo Frequenzia, 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29.
911-In-Effect, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30.
Mariachi Flores Mexicanas, 5 p.m. Sunday,
Jan. 31.
La Sonora Blu, 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5.
Mariachi Siglo de Oro, 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7.
Special music events:
Joe Barron Band, 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6.
Fleetwood Nicks (Fleetwood Mac Tribute)
performs at 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, following Wine Tasting at The Park.
Mariachi Festival is 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
20,. Professional mariachi competition for cash
prizes. Other entertainment follows at 9 p.m.
Speaking Rock Entertainment Center

122 S. Pueblo Rd. Live music nightly. Age 18

and older welcome. Information: 860-7777 or Free entry.
Special events (all at 8:30 p.m.)
Grammy-winning rockers P.O.D. performs at
10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5. Admission is free; ages
18 and older admitted.
Tribute bands are 8:30 p.m. Thursdays and
Jan. 28: Rumours, Tribute to Fleetwood
Jan. 30: Pink Droyd, Tribute to Pink Floyd.
Feb. 4: Jumping Jack Flash, Tribute to Rolling
Feb. 6: Queen Nation, Tribute to Queen
Feb. 11: Hitsville USA, Tribute to The
Feb. 13: Kiss Krusaders, Tribute to Kiss
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18: Bee Gees Gold, Tribute to Bee

20: The Atomic Punks, Tribute to Van

25: The Purple Experience, Tribute to

27: Hellbent, Tribute to Judas Priest.

Every Other Tuesday Doa Ana Arts

Council hosts a variety of musical performances

6:30 p.m. every other Tuesday at the historic
Rio Grande Theatre, 211 Downtown Mall, Las
Cruces. Admission is free. Information: (575)
Feb. 2: Jazzman Ross. Ross Skip LeCompte
has played trumpet and performed jazz vocals
for more than 60 years.
Feb. 16: Bruce Carlson. Originals and cover
songs with an Americana style of folk music
played on acoustic guitar.

La Parada The monthly grassroots event

celebrating local culture and lifestyles is the first
Friday of the month at 501 Bar and Bistro in
the San Carlos Building, 501 Texas. February
event to be announced. Information: 351-6023
or on Facebook at laparadaep.

Live Music at Sombra Antigua

Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery, 430 La
Via Road (off NM 28 between markers 8 and
9), in Chamberino, N.M. hosts free live music
2:30 to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Food
trucks available most Saturdays; bring a picnic
basket Sunday. Information: (915) 241-4349 or
Ardovinos Live Music Ardovinos

Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Dr. in Sunland

Park, hosts live music at 7;30 p.m. every Friday
and Saturday. Information: (575) 589-0653.

Sunland Winery 1769 Victory Lane in

Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m.

Tuesday and Wednesday, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Thursday through Saturday and 3 to 9 p.m.
Sunday. Live music each night; call for lineup.
Information: (575) 589-1214.

Railroad Blues 504 W. Holland, Alpine,

Texas. Most performances begin at 10 p.m.

Admission varies. Information: (432) 837-3103
Friday, Feb. 5: Doodlin Hogwallops
Saturday, Feb. 6: J-Flo and Crosstown
Saturday, Feb. 13: Mike and the Moonpies
Saturday, Feb. 20: Exilio
Thursday, Feb. 25: Shane Smith & The Saints.


Pablo Francisco The off-the-wall stand-

up comic performs Jan. 28-30, at The Comic

Strip, 1201 Airway. Showtimes are 8 p.m.
Thursday and 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. Friday and
Saturday. Franciscos fans will have an opportunity to catch a glimpse of some hilarious new
material as he prepares to shoot a new one
hour comedy special for Nuvo entitled Here
We Go Again. The new special will feature
outrageously funny animation segments that
only he could create. Tickets: $$22.50-$37.50.
Information: 799-LAFF (5233) or

Laughterhours Trivia Challenge

Laughterhours Comedy hosts weekly trivia
challenge nights hosted by local comedians at
various venues in El Paso. The shows are set up
in a live video game format. Admission is free.
Current schedule (subject to change; check
website to verify):
8 p.m. Tuesdays at Barmen Kitchen & Patio

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Bar, 4130 N. Mesa

8 p.m. Tuesdays at Funkmeyers Rec Room,
1506 Lee Trevio, Suite B-1
8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Jacks Beach House,
11240 Montwood
7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Craft House Pub &
Grub, 5020 N. Desert.
Laughterhours also presents Karaoke
Superstar at 9 p.m. Wednesdays at Funkmeyers
and Jacks; and 9:30 p.m. Thursdays at Pint &
Peanut, 518 W San Antonio.

Bobby Bones and The Raging Idiots

The hilarious nationally syndicated radio host

and musician Bobby Bones performs with his
award winning band at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12,
at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets start at $27.50
The Raging Idiots is a comedy duo that plays
shows all over the U.S., and has raised over a
million dollars to benefit various charitable
causes. Their debut EP The Raging Idiots
Presents - The Raging Kidiots, includes the
track, When I Grow Up.

Adal Ramones The Mexican comedian

and TV-host bring his hilarious act to El Paso at

The Storydancer Terry Alvarez performs storytelling, music and dance 2 to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 6, at Desert Roots Artist
Gallery, 1001 S. Solano in Las Cruces as part of
For the Love of Art Month. Information: (575)
The Firebird and My Mozart The

UTEP Department of Theater & Dance presents it faculty choreographed dance concert
Feb. 12-21, at UTEPs Fox Fine Arts Wise
Family Theatre. Show time is 7:30 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets: $14 ($11 UTEP faculty/staff, seniors,
military groups of 10 or more, UTEP alumni
with valid card, and non-UTEP students; $9
UTEP students. Information: 747-5118, or on Facebook.
Firebird choreographers are Lisa Smith and
Myron Howard Nadel. This allegorical story
based on a Russian folk tale about the triumph
of good over evil marked the first collaboration
between Sergei Diaghilevs Ballet Russes and
the great composer Igor Stravinsky. The
Firebird will by complemented by My
Mozart, choreographed by Nadel.

Contra Dance The Southern New

Mexico Music and Dance Societys Holiday

contra dance is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Feb.
19, at Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle
de Santiago in Las Cruces, with music by the
Bayou Seco and Friends of Silver City and caller
Lonnie Ludeman. The dance begins with beginners lessons at 7:30 p.m.; no partner needed.
Cost: $6 ($4 youth; $15 family). Information:
(575) 522-1691 or
The contra dances are old-time dances done
in long lines, accompanied by live music and

City Flashdance The UTEP Golddiggers

host the annual dance spectacular showcasing
the citys best dance groups at 2 p.m. Sunday,
Feb. 28, at UTEPs Magoffin Auditorium.
Admission: $8.50 (Ticketmaster).
February 2016

8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at The Plaza

Theatre. Tickets: $39.50, $49.50, $59.50 and
$69.50 (Ticketmaster).

Bob & Tom Show Comedy Tour The

friends of nationally syndicated hit radio program perform at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday,
Feb. 27, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N.
Main, in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall.
Tickets: $33 for the first 8 rows on the Main
Floor reserved seats; $28 for the back Main
Floor and Balcony reserved seats.
Recommended for age 18 and older.
Information: (575) 523-6403 or
Spotlighting some of Bon and Toms favorite
comedians, the lineup features Jeff Dye, Dave
Dyer, Greg Hahn and Costaki Economopoulos.


El Paso Improv League Live, unscripted comedy is offered at 9 p.m. Thursdays, at

the Pizza Joint, 500 N. Stanton. Information:
261-4060 or

H ea r t s o n Fi re M em ber s Sho w

friendly comedians comes to El Paso at 6 p.m.

Sunday, April 17, at Abraham Chavez Theatre,
with special guest Bob Smiley. Tickets: $24.50,
$34.50 and $54.50. VIP seating is $43.50 and
$73.50 (Ticketmaster).

A r t wo rk w i t h a Va l e n t i ne s Da y t h em e fo r you r Va l e n t i n e!

Openi ng R ecepti on Satu rd ay, Feb. 6 5- 7pm

S h o w i n g t h r o u g h Fe b . 2 6

Tim Hawkins One of the top family-

5034-D Doniphan, Placita Santa Fe

New Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10-5

Big Band Dance Club The club spon-

sors dances 8 to 10 p.m. selected Thursdays or

Fridays, at the Court Youth Center, 402 W.
Court, in Las Cruces. Age 21 and older welcome. Beginners, singles and couples welcome;
no dance partner necessary. Membership
encouraged but not required; dress code. Cost:
$7 (CD music nights); and $9 ($7 members) on
live music nights. Information: (575) 526-6504
Beginners group dance lesson at 7 p.m. led
by John Giusto; free with paid admission.

Saturday Night Milonga Paso Del

Norte Tango Club hosts milongas 8 to 11 p.m.

Saturdays, at Sunland Dance Studio, 1769
Victory Lane, Sunland Park. Dancers Studio,
111 Rio Flor, beginning with an easy lesson and
ends with a challenge step. Party starts at 9
p.m. No partner needed. Cost: $8 (includes
free lesson, free beverages and party).
Information: or

Lessons and classes

Kids Dance and Ballet classes UTEP

Department of Theatre and Dance hosts an 11week Spring Program of Creative Dance and
Ballet Classes for Kids Saturdays, Feb. 6-April
23, facilitated by UTEP dance faculty and dance
majors. No class March 12. Cost per program:
$105; $200 for both. Registration through Feb.
3. Information: or
Young dancers program for ages 8-12 are 9 to
10 a.m. for ballet, 10 to 11 a.m. for creative
Tiny Toes classes for age 4-7 are 10 to 11
a.m. for ballet, 9 to 10 a.m. for creative movement.

Sunland Dance Studio 1769 Victory

Lane. Information: (575) 589-0130 or Tango Choreographer and

dancer Jorge Torres will host workshops
Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 20-21, 2016
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Luke Short ranked

a Look Back
among the infamous Taking
by John McVey Middagh

he more one reads about Wyatt Earp

and Bat Masterson, the more the
same names keep popping up. Like
Luke Short, Doc Holliday, Bill Tilghman
and the list goes on, a club of sorts.
These men were ready to come to the aid
of their friends at the drop of a telegram
or word.
Luke Short is one spoken of often; born
in Mississippi, he moved to Texas with
his family at the age of two. It is
rumored he left home to become a cowboy after killing another boy with a pair
of scissors.
He hired out and trailed cattle north to
Kansas beginning in 1870. Along the
trail somewhere he learned to play cards
with quick hands and his mathematical
mind. It didnt take long for him to realize that he liked cards much better than
pushing cattle up the north trail.
Once in Abilene he spent his time
learning the life of a gambler, and to
dress like a dandy. He was a good fit for
his last name measuring five feet,
seven inches tall and weighing 140
pounds. After moving around for a time,
he wound up in Nebraska peddling
whiskey to Indians. This was against the
law and he was supposedly arrested but
escaped on the way to Omaha.
Short admitted to killing a number of
people, all being Indians he said were
drunk, at different times. Despite that
and his illegal whiskey ventures, the
U.S. Cavalry hired him as a scout during
the years 1878-79. After that he made
his way to Dodge City, Kansas, where he
met Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson.
They made their way to Tombstone,
Ariz. By this time Short had built up a
reputation as being a gunman, a man of
few words and quite the ladies man.
In 1881 while still in Tombstone, he
got into a disagreement in the Oriental
Saloon with one Charlie Storm, who
already had the reputation as a killer.
Wyatt was able to stop that confrontation
at the table, but later Storm ran down
Short in the street. Words were
exchanged and it turned out Short was
faster on the draw, getting off two shots
before Strom even got his gun out of its
holster. Not long after that incident Short
made his way back to Dodge City.
There he invested in the Long Branch
Saloon, which upset the mayor of Dodge
and his friends, branding Mr. Short an
undesirable character. This started the
short-lived Dodge City War. Luke simply sent word to his friends Wyatt, Bat
and Doc Holliday, who came running by
train. Their arrival scared the mayor into
allowing Short to continue business as
usual, thus ending the war.
Sometime later Luke sold his interest in
the Long Branch and moved to Fort
Worth, Texas, where he got into a fight
with the town marshal, Longhair Jim
Courtright. Short had invested in the

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told him he
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Then on the
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Luke Short
8, 1887,
Courtright had been drinking and called
Short out into the street. When facing
one another Courtright said something
about Lukes gun. Short replied he was
not armed, (although he did have his
smaller sawed-off .45 Colt hide-out pistol tucked in his back pocket). Luke told
Courtright he could look for himself
opening his coat to expose his vest and
As Courtright walked up he yelled out,
Dont you draw on me and drew his
pistol, but it caught on his watch chain
for a half- second, giving Short enough
time to get his gun out, shooting off
Courtrights thumb and ring finger.
Courtright was trying to switch hands
when Short fired his second shot, killing
him. Short was charged but nothing
came of it, the killing being ruled selfdefense.
Short continued moving around the
country, stopping in Mesilla, Socorro,
and Deming, N.M. and even spent a
short time in El Paso, before returning to
Short was financially fixed by now and
returned to Kansas to marry Hattie Buck.
She came from a good family, her father
being a banker. She was beautiful and
accomplished; Short was counting himself a lucky man. They married March
15, 1887.
The couple stayed in Kansas for two
months, and then went to Fort Worth for
a visit before going to New York for a
friends wedding. While there he furthered his interest in horse racing. He
and Hattie followed the circuit with
friends for a while.
Around March 1893 Short felt something was seriously wrong with his
health. It was determined to be kidney
disease. He and Hattie boarded the Santa
Fe train for Geuda Springs, Kansas, for
the climate and the rumored healing
qualities of its water. The move did not
work. Short died in bed Sept. 8, 1893, of
heart failure.

John McVey Middagh is a former

saddle shop owner and amateur
local historian. You can reach him

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El Paso Rhinos - El Pasos Junior League ice

hockey team home games are at Sierra

Providence Events Center, next to the
Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Game time is 7:30
p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets; $20 glass seats; $15 center line; $10
bluelines; $5 general admission. information:
479-PUCK (7825) or
Jan. 29-31: Ontario Avalanche.
Feb. 12-14: San Diego Sabers
Feb. 26-28: Oklahoma City Blazers
March 4-6: Springfield Express.

Mechanical Bull Riding Competition

Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino will host
the competition noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
6, in conjunction with the Bourbon and
Whiskey Festival. Finals begin around 5 p.m.
Cash prizes for top riders. Entry fee: $50; must
be 18 years of age or older. Registration at the
racetrack or

Southwest Grapplefest 23 Combat

Sports Club hosts the largest Grappling and

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu event in the Southwest 10
a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Las Cruces
Convention Center, 680 University, in Las
Cruces, with competitions for kids, youth,
teens and adults. Spectator admission is $15.
Registration: $40-$64, depending on division
and event; available online at
The double elimination tournament awards
custom medals to all placers 1st through 4th.
Gi and NoGi divisions are open to competitors
of all ages and skill levels.
Weigh-in is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday or 8 to 9 a.m.
day of event. No event-day registration.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino

1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. Live racing

season runs through April 19. Post time is
12:45 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and
Tuesday through Feb. 16, and 1:30 p.m. Feb.
19-April 19. Nine races each race day. General
admission and parking are free. Simulcast racing
begins at 10 a.m. everyday. Information: (575)
874-5200 or
February handicap and stakes races:
Saturday, Feb. 6: Red Hedeman Mile
Sunday, Feb. 7: Mt. Cristo Rey Handicap
Saturday, Feb. 13: Budweiser Handicap
Sunday, Feb. 14: El Diario Handicap
Saturday, Feb. 20: Mine That Bird Derby
and Island Fashion Stakes
Sunday, Feb. 21: NMHBA QH Stakes
Saturday, Feb. 27: Peppers Pride
Sunday, Feb. 28: Curribot Handicap

Tuff Hedeman West Texas Shootout

Four-time World Champion Bull Rider and

El Paso native Tuff Hedeman presents the 11th

annual World Championship bull riding event at
8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the El Paso County
Coliseum, 4100 Paisano, featuring the No. 1
and 2 ranked World Champion Riders, Sage
Steele Kimzey (2014 CBR World Champion)
and Cody Teel (reigning CBR World Champion
and 2012 PRCA Champion). This event sells
out every year. Tickets: $10-$75; VIP seating
also offered. (Ticketmaster). Information: 5344329 or
A pre-event party begins at 5:30; doors open
at 6:30 p.m.

Hueco Tanks Rock Rodeo The 23rd

annual bouldering competition is Friday through

Sunday, Feb. 12-14, at Hueco Tanks, with

February 2016

cash and prizes offered. Registration and other

events are at Hueco Rock Ranch; competition
is at Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site.
The event begins at 4 p.m. Friday with registration, burger dinner and evening program at
6:30 p.m..
Rock Rodeo is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at
the state park (shuttle service from ranch).
Vendor booths open at the ranch from 7 to 8
a.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Awards ceremony, Asana Dyno Competition and party follow.
Sundays events include breakfast and vendors
at the ranch 8:30 to 10 a.m. Youth competition
and clinics are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at state park,
followed by dinner and awards at the ranch.
Registration: $95 adult competition. Noncompetition registration, clinic and party tickets
available. Spectator passes: $20. Information,
Hueco Rock Ranch., operated by American
Alpine Club, is at 17498 Bettina, about 3 miles
from the state park.

Monster Jam The Monster Truck Show is

7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 56, at Sun Bowl Stadium. Tickets: $12
(Ticketmaster). Information:

College sports

UTEP Mens Basketball - The Miners

home games are at the Don Haskins Center.

Tickets: $8-$50 (Ticketmaster).Information:
747-5234 or
7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4: Marshall
3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6: Western Kentucky
7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18: Southern Miss.
4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20: La. Tech
2 p.m. Saturday, March 5: UTSA.

UTEP Womens Basketball - Home

games are in the Don Haskins Center. Tickets:

$5 (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-5234 or
2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30: Louisiana Tech
7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11: Florida Intl.
4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13: Florida Atlantic
7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25: Old Dominion
2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27: Charlotte.

UTEP Softball The Miners softball teams

home games are at UTEPs Helen of Troy
Complex. All games are doubleheaders.
Information: 747-5347 or
3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11: Incarnate Wood
4 p.m. Wednesday, March 2: Mount St.

UTEP Tennis UTEPs home tennis

matches are at El Paso Tennis Club, 2510 N.

St. Vrain (in Arroyo Park). Matches begin at 11
a.m., unless listed otherwise. Admission is free.
Information: 747-5347 or
Friday, Feb. 19: Abilene Christian, 2 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 26: Northern Arizona
Sunday, Feb. 28: Wyoming

Tejanos baseball The Tejanos of El Paso

Community College opens its 2016 season at
noon Friday and Saturday, Jan. 29-30, with
doubleheaders against Scottsdale Community
The season continues with doubleheaders at
noon Tuesday, Feb. 2, against Eastern Arizona;
and Friday and Saturday, March 18-19 against

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New Mexico Military Institute.

Home games are at the Valle Verde Campus
Baseball Field, off Hunter. Admission is free.
Information: 831-2275.

NMSU Mens Basketball Home games

are in the Pan American Center in Las Cruces.

Game time is 7 p.m. except as noted. Ticket
information: (575) 646-1447 or
Saturday, Jan. 30: UT Rio Grande Valley
Thursday, Feb. 4: Grand Canyon
Saturday, Feb. 6: Utah Valley
Thursday, Feb. 18: CSU Bakersfield
Saturday, Feb. 20: Seattle University

NMSU Womens Basketball Home

games are at Pan Am Center in Las Cruces.
Game time is 2 p.m. Ticket information: (575)
646-1447 or
Saturday, Feb. 13: Chicago State
Saturday: Feb. 27: Missouri-Kansas City
Saturday, March 5: UT Rio Grande Valley.


El Paso Bicycle Club All rides are free

and open to the public; helmets required.

Information: Ride
schedule at
Repeat riders are encouraged to become a
member of the club; dues are $18 a year or
$25 per family ($30/$40 for two years). Join at

EP Cyclists The bicycle group offers rides

for all levels. Weekend rides offer options of

various paces and distances. Starting times and
locations are posted at

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For more information: Manny Valadez, 8612311 or

Ride Your Bicycle El Paso Chucks

Bicycle Repair, 3029 Montana, hosts a variety

of rides free of charge. Information: 791-2006, or Helmets required for
all rides.

Runs and walks

Loretto Academy Nun Run The 5K

competitive run, 5K walk and 1-mile family fun

walk are Saturday, Jan. 30, at Loretto
Academy, 1300 Hardaway. Events begin at 9
a.m. Cost: $30. Proceeds benefit benefiting
nuns in Pakistan and Villa Maria. Information:
566-8400 or Facebook.

Super Bowl Sunday Run The Las

Cruces Running Club hostS the annual 1-mile

fun run, 5K and 5 mile race 7:30 to 10 a.m.
Sunday, Feb. 7, at 4399 Dripping Springs Rd. in
Las Cruces (corner of Sonoma Ranch ).
Registration at

Cupids Chase 5K The 5K run benefiting

Community Options is 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb.
13, at Old Mesilla Plaza, 2114 Calle de Santiago
in Mesilla. Registration: $30 by Feb. Feb. 12,
$40 on race day. Information: (575) 532-9275.
Online registration at

Race for The Heart The 2nd annual 8K

run and 1 mile run walk benefiting heart disease awareness is 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 14,
at Las Palmas Lifecare Center, 3333 N. Mesa.
Registration: $25 by Feb. 12; $30 after. Online
registration at
Packet pick up is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday,
Feb. 13, at up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, and

7:30 to 8:15 a.m. on race day at starting line.

El Paso Michelob Ultra Marathon and

TFCU 1/2 Marathon The annual multi-

state marathon and half-marathon and 5K

run/walk is 7 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 21.
Registration through Feb. 20: $110 full
marathon; $75 half-marathon and $40 5K.
Military discount of $5 per race.
Registration during Race Expo on Feb. 20 is
$120 full marathon; $85 half marathon; $50 5K.
The marathon route will begin at the
Hospitals of Providence East Campus, 3280 Joe
Battle and end at Southwest University Park in
Downtown El Paso.
Half marathon is 7 a.m., starting and finishing
at Southwest University Park, looping through
historic downtown and Austin Terrace neighborhoods.
The 5K is 7:15 a.m. and features a scenic
route around some of El Pasos more historic
buildings and runs by the historic Magoffin
home, before heading back to the finish line.
The Marathon Expo is 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 20, at El Paso Convention and
Performing Arts Center, with over 30
exhibitors and vendors. The expo is also the
location for all runners pickup their race number, timing chip, T-shirt and goodie bag.

Race for the Cure The 24th annual

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundations

5K Race for the Cure is 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb.
28, at Cohen Stadium in Northeast El Paso.
The fundraiser has is one of the regions biggest
races. Walk-up registration begins at 76 a.m.
Registration/information: 533-4433 or
The event includes a 5K competitive run, and
5K and 1-mile non-competitive coed run/walk.
Registration: $35 competitive 5K; $30 non-

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competitive 5K run/walk; $15 ages 5-12 Kids

for the Cure 5K and 1 mile run/walk.
Sleep In for the Cure donations: $35 (includes
t-shirt and pillow case).

Thunderbird Summit Challenge The

8-mile and 5K run/hike and 1-mile run/walk

benefiting participating Coronado High School
athletic clubs is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, March 5, at
Sabino Segura River Levee Park, near 1000
McNutt Drive in Sunland Park. Cost: $20-$40
depending on course. Online registration at Information: 241-1051 or on
Facebook at ThunderbirdSummitChallenge.
The 8-mile trail run/hike (moderate/advanced)
starts from the Rio Grande levee and goes to
the summit of Mt. Cristo Rey.
Packet pickup is noon to 6 p.m. Thursday and
Friday, March 3-4, at the Coronado
Administrative Office Building.

Spartyka Wounded Warrior 5K

Spartyka Nation Apparel hosts the USATFsanctioned 5K run and 1-mile fun walk at 8 a.m.
Sunday, March 13, at El Paso Community
College, 9570 Gateway North. T-shirt for the
first 250 registered participants; food and
drinks at the finish line. Registration: $30 per
event. Discount for teams of 10 or more.
Online registration at
Packet pick up is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday,
March 12, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa,
and race day packet pick up and registration is
7 to 7:45 a.m. at the race site.
Running clubs:

Run El Paso maintains information on local

races at
El Paso Triathlon Club is open to everyone

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interested in triathlons and similar events,
including the Southwest Challenge Series.
Information on training programs, get-togethers: Challenge series:
Hash clubs combine trail running with social
(i.e. beer-drinking) activities. Runs are marked
with chalk, and are open to runners of all levels. Clubs have modest dues, and first run is
free to new-comers.
The Border Jumper Hash House Harriers
meet at various locations. Information:
The El Paso Hash House Harriers have one
or more runs a week. Information: 252-5646.
Meet-up spots listed at

Winter sports

Public Ice Skating Skating offered 7 to

10 p.m. Fridays, noon to 3 p.m. and 7 to 10

p.m. Saturdays and 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: 479PUCK (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.
The ski area, if weather permits, is open
through March. 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.,

February 2016

depending on weather conditions. All-day lift

tickets are $67 ($60 age 60-69; $58 age 13-17;
$47 12 and younger; $56 military and $42 for
military child; free for ages 70 and older.
(Prices slightly higher on peak days). Season
passes: $305-$700. Call or check website or
multiple-day or half-day skiing prices.
Gondola Rides are $17 ($11 age 6-12; free for
five and younger)
The Ski Apache Wind Rider is an hour-long
zip-line adventure that begins at over 11,000
feet, spanning 8,900 feet in three sections,
reaching speeds of up to 65 mph. Cost is $75
for adults, $68 children and senior, $62 military. Minimum age is 10; height and weight limits also apply. Reservations required.

Ski Cloudcroft The southernmost ski

area in the United States is two miles east of

Cloudcroft on U.S. 82, has 26 trails with two
ski lifts, plus a tubing lift, rental shop,
Mustards Last Stand restaurant, vertical drop
700 feet, snowboarding, tubing with elevations
of 8,350 to 9,050 feet. Information/snow conditions: (575) 682-2333, or on
Lift tickets: $35 ($25 age 12 and younger for
full day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; $28 ($20 age 12 and
younger) for half day 1 to 4 p.m. Ski, and snowboard rentals available, and beginner ski school
packages offered. Tubing available for $20 per
day; $14 half day (weekends only).

Cloudcroft Ice Rink The ice rink at 751

James Canyon (Hwy 82) in Cloudcroft, N.M. is

frozen over through early March, weather permitting. Usual hours are 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10
a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday and Monday. Tubing, hot chocolate and
bonfires also featured. Skate rentals: $5.
Information: (575) 682-4585 or (915) 449-1200
or on Facebook at Cloudcroft Ice Rink.

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Ten Rooms
of Hidden
A Browsers
February 2016

Chalk the Block Festival

Is El Paso
getting hip?
New festivals, restaurants, pubs, coffee houses, art spaces,
redeveloped neighborhoods and smart growth communities
are some of the trends making El Paso look younger than ever
Story by Lisa Kay Tate
Photos by Rick Tate

Eat, drink and be merry

One of the most visible signs El Paso has

been appealing more and more to the
young adult generation is the emerging
local dining and nightlife scene. More
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independent business owners have been

taking pride in making El Paso the home
of the new one-of-a-kind eateries, pubs,
coffee shops and music venues.
Xochitl Callejo, a speech teacher at San
Elizario High School, is part of this generation.
As any true hipster would say, Im not
a hipster, Callejo said, but noted that the
love and support of local business is a big
appeal for the hipster sensibility, whether
it be craft beer or handcrafted clothing.
El Paso has seen a recent growth in the
craft scene, which is great, CalIejo said.
I love to see local places make an effort
and take pride in their chosen trade. There
is a level of enjoyment that you get when
you taste, wear, or experience something
that someone has put their time and passion into.
She mentioned some of the citys recent
additions like Ode Brewery and Blackbird
Cantina as examples.
In a recent El Paso Scene story focusing
on the citys growing craft beer scene,
craft beer manager and specialist for L&F
Distributors Adrian Perez, also known
affectionately as the El Paso Beer Snob,
said the craft beer movement has reached
El Paso, and Texas and other regional craft
beer makers are beginning to take notice.
El Paso has become the primo post for
Texas craft beers, Perez said. The Go
Local feel is strong. Texas has the highest
increase of breweries in the nation, and
have made El Paso their new home.
Callejos husband, Nathan Estrada, works
with one business on the young adult radar
with a different type brew: coffee.
The business, 2Ten Coffee Roasters,
started as a double drive-up kiosk at 643
N. Resler on the West Side, and now has a
central sit-down Roastery Caf at 3007
Montana in Central El Paso, where guests
can watch the process of these coffees
being created. This new location is next to
another hipster favorite, 5 Points Bistro.
Callejo said however, it is the coffee
itself that makes it worthwhile.
2Ten Coffee Roasters is where you can
drink black coffee and actually enjoy the



taste, she
Coffee and
tea shops are
a favorite of
hipsters, and
Welch added her
own suggestion,
Tippi Teas, a tea
room with organic
teas, herbs and
smoothies, which
would very much
appeal to an older
f ul T
predecessor of the hipread
ster, one which also
treasured a bohemian edge.
Tippi Teas has its original
location at 5032
Doniphan in
Placita Santa Fe,
and its newer,
larger tea room
at 2501 N.
Stanton in Kern
I think of
places like
Tippi Teas,
Callejo suggested, but
where do
you draw
the line
hippies and hipsters?
Five P
Welch explained the number
of these local hipster-friendly restaurants
and eateries is growing exponentially
(There are) dozens,
every day in the area.
probably more like 100, food trucks
There are also a zillion cupcake and
around town, although they tend to go
frozen yogurt shops, oh, and sushi and
more underground in the cold months, or
yoga places too.
open brick and mortar locations, like
Tacoholics, Welch said.
Hipster food on the move
One of the latest food truck additions,
London Grill, not only offers British style
This younger generations appreciation
food, but also includes a sit-down restaufor enjoying a blend of cultures and
rant atmosphere in a real double-decker
lifestyles together in one place is helping
London bus.
make food trucks and food truck gatherings more popular.

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ccording to the Urban Dictionary,

hipsters are a subculture typically in their 20s and 30s that value
independent thinking an appreciation of
art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence,
and witty banter.
Of course, even those who dont fit under
the hipster definition can still enjoy
many of El Pasos new, future and recently
re-discovered assets that appeal to this
young adult generation, as well as older
folks who appreciate a change of pace.
So while El Paso has a rich history
stretching back over 400 years, in some
ways its looking younger than ever.
Tricky Falls owner Bobbie Welch said El
Paso has always been responsive to the
hipster generations lifestyle, but now with
the coined term hipster, more and more
of El Pasos hipster-friendly assets are
being discovered.
In the past few years, locally owned
eateries and gourmet food trucks, independent music and visual art, and innovative architecture and unique street festivals
and farmers markets, have helped give
aspects of this city a fun and stylish
Welch noted that El Paso even boasts
some examples of hipsterdom non-hipsters might not even know exist.
El Paso has its own beard oil company,
well actually two, but I think they've consolidated, she said, referring to Chuco
Town Beard and Stache and Diamond Bar
Locally created beard oils and waxes,
vintage style shaving and barbering supplies, and natural soaps are easily found at
a local outdoor market that caters to the
younger crowd, she added.
They sell at the Punk Rock Flea Market,
which is more hipster than punk rock when
it comes down to it, Welch said.

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London Grill chef and owner Mauricio

Olivares said this idea has been absolutely
embraced by the customers.
Well, people are really loving it, he
said. Seeing a double-decker bus that
actually roamed the streets of London now
on the streets of El Paso immediately creates a positive response and a smile on
their faces.
One of the elements that has really
helped London Grill, has not only been the
popularity of the food truck movement,
which gives them the freedom to be visible
throughout the city, but the ability to eat in
a completely unique setting.
Going inside and enjoying a really good
meal only adds to the excitement and surprise element, Olivares said.
Doug Pullen, a former El Paso Times
entertainment reporter who is now program director for the Plaza Classic Film
Festival Program Director, has followed
the latest events and trends for the past few
years and sees a boom in the trendy restaurant scene.
Theres been an explosion in restaurants,
and especially food trucks that appeal to a
young demo(graphic), he said.
Establishments are offering more craft
beers, etc., stuff that wasnt common here
just a few years ago.

Hipster havens

The young adult generation has been

defined for their love of art, especially
local and indie arts, and it has been showing through their choice in living spaces.

Many new apartments and planned communities have been placing a focus on providing an artistic aesthetic to their building
There are also more and more events
catering to the art-loving lifestyle of this
generation as well, and El Paso hipsters
and others have at least one or two artsand-farmers-market-style events they can
look forward to nearly every week.
Befitting of the hipster lifestyle is the
urban smart growth community, and way
of planning and building which brings
work, residential living, recreation, schools
and shopping within close proximity to
each other to help foster both a communitys economic and environmental wellbeing.
El Pasos Montecillo development on the
West Side consolidates both living and
recreation. The area not only includes a
4,000-unit apartment space surrounding
the TI:ME retail area. In addition to housing restaurants, night clubs and locallyowned businesses from clothes to vinyl
records, the areas construction also
appeals to the hipster tendency towards
upcycling by taking advantage of repurposed shipping containers for some of its
In keeping with the hipster tendency to
bring together a diverse community, Welch
said one of El Pasos most central points
has become an ideal gathering spot for this
Have you been to Five Points lately?
Hipster Heaven, she said. Joe, Vinny &
Bronsons were among the first but the area
has exploded, with Love Buzz and
Dewey's, and even newer places that I
haven't been to yet.

Joe Vinny &

Bohemian Caf,
824 N Piedras,
set up shop in
2011, and bills
itself as a laidback, off-thecuff, urban coffee house servSome of the new businesses catering to
ing up craft
younger El Pasoans are 2Ten Coffee
beer, vino, and
Roasters in Five Points (above), London
of course, cofGrill on the West Side (top right) and
Mother of Pearl Vinyl (Montecillo on the
The caf has
West Side).
also become a
showcase for
Since then,
local artists to share their talents with visuthe
al arts exhibits, along with open mic, spoDesert
ken word and local music and comedy.
Today, this caf is joined by other hip
local establishments lining the block
Music Festival
including the new 1/8 Pizza Pub, Deweys
Corner Pub, and the well established Good which definitely reach a high
Coffee Restaurant,
school, colThere is also the nearby FabLab makers
lege, young
space that offers everything from use of
specialized equipment such as 3-D printers adult crowd,
to classes and workshops for all ages want- have been
added, Pullen
ing some hands-on experience bringing
their creative visions to life. Other art
spaces include Dreadful Things Gallery,
those festivals attract nearly 200,000 peowhich features oddities, an in-demand tatple a year.
too parlor, and local artists, including the
Monthly gatherings appealing to hipsters
work of another hipster-favorite Augment
the Last Thursdays El Paso Art
El Paso.
throughout Downtown El Paso,
Downtown is also blossoming into a desa
grown event where people
tination for young adults, particularly with
business, artists, food
the growing arts scene.
entertainment showI guess we have to call it DWNTWN,
Downtowns arts
since apparently hipsters eschew vowels,
fair setting.
Welch said. Its probably the most hipAnother
Parada ongoster-centric area of town, which is espeing
that takes
cially on display during the Last Thursdays
on the
El Paso, from LoftLight, the Pop-Up
Mercado, also on Saturdays in front of
the lifestyles of the borderland and the
Tabla, Red Door Vintage, CoffeeBox,
Southwest via local and national performDream Chasers Club, The Pizza Joint, and
ers, live deejay sets, live and visual art,
all of the stores in The Mix (especially
food and vendors. One feature often seen
Manchot and Mom's Fresh Juice
at this event is the Punk Rock Flea Market.
Company), it's a pretty long list, she said.
Punk Rock Flea Market founder Leah
And don't even get me started on bars,
has talked about the Flea Markets
although we would probably have to
not your grandmas flea marinclude Grey Dog, Craft & Social, Pint &
does draw a younger crowd, but
Peanut, Dead Beach Brewery, Blackbird
of all ages take advantage of
Cantina, Monarch, Warszawa, and even
market sets up the first
The Tap.
of the month at 1710
Welch said there are many other places
Del Sol) , but also
appealing to young adults that may not be
special events in
what is considered a hip area. These
include places like Eloise, Ardovino's
Abuelitas (grannies) can go browsing
Desert Crossing, Healthy Pizza Company
antiques while their grown kids can
and ODE Brewing, to name a few.
appreciate all the locally made beauty
products, art, and handcrafted jewelry, and
Festivals and markets, too
finally, the younger crowd can check out
As far as festivals and events, Welch
our horror, punk, rockabilly inspired clothnoted two of the biggest standouts: Two
ing, art, accessories, and everything in
words: Neon Desert, Welch said, or
between, she said.
even more words: Chalk the Block.
Callejo said the Punk Rock Flea Market
Both these festivals combine local and
is her favorite market, which she described
visiting live music, performance art, street
as unlike anything in Texas.
art, local artists and other vendors blended
I got all my desk decorations from
together to create an amalgam of artistic
almost every vendor, she said. Each venexpression and local pride.
dor is like an artist; they offer their flair in
Pullen said Chalk the Block is one of
each piece of work.
three major festivals that came in 2008,
These events are in addition to a number
which has been a big incentive for younger of weekly Farmers and Arts Market in the
people wanting to remain in the area.
area, including the year-round Farmers
KidsPalooza and Plaza Classic Film
Market at Ardovinos Desert Crossing,
Festival, which he described as the feelwhich has been in existence for 14 years,
good movie marathon, were the other
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where people can find the nearby Tabla

Pop Up Mercado, in the rejuvenated Union
Plaza District.
La Via Winery in La Union has also
added a Sunday Market farmers market
to its recurring events.

Art, music and more

Some of the galleries that have caught the

eye of the hipster generation include
UTEPs Stanlee & Gerald Rubin Center
for the Visual Arts, a place that has
brought in everything from Andy Warhol
exhibits to installations and group shows
from emerging artists from all over the
United States, Mexico and the world.
It isnt just visual arts that appeal to the
young generation, and the hipster generations music is defined by being able to
enjoy local and visiting performers in more
intimate venues rather than just in large
Callejo said for her its a tie between
Tricky Falls and Lowbrow Palace for the
best live music venue.
Both bring some of the best musical
acts, local and touring, she said. Also,
they have no problem opening their doors
when there arent any performances for the
night, and you can enjoy a drink.
Welch said one thing about Tricky Falls
and it upstairs counterpart, Bowie
Feathers, is that they don't try to appeal to
any one demographic. This type of diversity in itself also appeals, in turn to the
younger generation.
Pullen also feels Tricky Falls deserves
much of the credit for bringing El Pasos
club scene to life.
Youve got to have a good club scene to
appeal to young people, and provide infrastructure for music and related scenes,
including visual art, he said. Two key
additions have been Tricky Falls and
Bowie Feathers, which has put us on the
map in a lot of ways, like a rare Green Day
club show, and the Lowbrow, which now
routinely attracts a lot of up-and-coming
indie acts.
Pullen said people also have to include
the addition of the Southwest University
Park, home to El Paso Chihuahuas AAA
baseball team, along with this momentum.
Its old-school ballpark design makes use of
the nostalgia and artistically motivated
architecture that appeals to several demographics, including the hipster culture.
The presence of the El Paso Chihuahuas
has defied the naysayers and ramped up
the energy level around here during the
summer, he said. Go to a game and
youll see plenty of younger people mixing
with middle-aged and older. Its a bonafide
hot spot, and theyre drawing more than
500,000 a year.
Even the live theatre scene is become a
little be more cutting edge, thanks to the
influx of a new generation of creatives.
Young people have gotten a foothold in
the local theater scene, Pullen said. Look
at El Paso Playhouse, once a haven for
Agatha Christie fans, has a much younger
culture. Add to that what EPCC (El Paso
Community College) theater is doing and,
of course, Border Theatre, and even the
Broadway touring shows at the Plaza and
you have a younger face on a field that
was graying rapidly around here.
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On the hipster horizon

Even with the recent additions, there is

still more to come, not just from local
businesses, but from some of the nations
more hip franchises finally giving El Paso
a look. Two of the most notable additions
appealing to young adults include Whole
Foods and Alamo Drafthouse.
Alamo Drafthouse, which has expanded
rapidly throughout the state and country,
was founded in Austin as a spot for those
who want to enjoy movies, food and beer
in one location, including independent and
regional films, and live events.
The El Paso location, set to open this
summer, was first announced in 2013, to
coincide with the building of the
Montecillo Town Center. Alamo
Drafthouse founder and CEO Tim League
said El Paso was an amazing, culturally
rich city perfect for their business.
Like our hometown of Austin, it has a
big city feel, but one with a tightly knit
community, he said during the initial
Also opening this year will be Whole
Foods Markets first El Paso location.
Construction is well under way for the
market and adjacent shopping mall off
Mesa across from Coronado High School.
Also based in Austin, Whole Foods promotes itself Americas Healthiest Grocery
Store, practicing environmental stewardship, serving local and global communities, and encouraging healthy eating, all
practices shared by the hipster generation.
Whole Foods, wont be the first grocery
appealing to the hipster crowd, as Sprouts
Farmers Market, a healthy foods grocery
specializing in natural and organic foods
products, celebrates the grand opening of
its second El Paso location this month, in
addition to its current West side location
across from Sunland Park Mall. The new
location on Zaragoza will celebrate its
grand opening Feb. 3 with free coffee,
baked goods, and reusable grocery bags,
plus special discounts.

the (El Paso) Times that year, and all the

momentum that was quietly building after
the relocation of the art museum to downtown and the restoration of the Plaza
Theatre, which has become such a magnet
for downtown.
Pullen said in the eight years he had been
back, he spent six of it covering the local

arts and entertainment scene as aggressively as he could to dispel the myth there is
nothing to do in El Paso.
Ive seen a lot of positive momentum
that not only attracts younger people, but
may go a long way in keeping them here,
he said.

Keeping hipsters happy

Many people feel these changes are just

another sign El Paso is now more than
ever a competitive, vital city for the young
adult crowd.
Pullen said the El Paso he lives in today
is very different for younger adults than it
was in the past, although he said the hipster lifestyle isnt exclusive to the younger
I left El Paso in 1983 when I was 25,
largely because I felt there was nothing
here for me. I had to drive out of town to
see the concerts I wanted to see, and had to
drive from the East Side to the Fountain
Theatre to watch foreign, indie and out of
the mainstream movies, like Atomic
Cafe, a personal favorite.
He said he doesnt consider himself a
hipster, but has been very appreciative of
the changes and additions in the city that
this group has helped generate. Even factors such as the construction of the Texas
Tech University medical school, and Fort
Bliss expansion are creating more options
for younger adults.
I returned in 2008, not because I had a
burning desire to move back to El Paso,
but because my family needed me, he
said. I was pleasantly surprised by the
new energy I felt here, especially after I
started covering arts and entertainment for
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El Paso Zoo 4001 E. Paisano. Zoo

Entrance hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Zoo admission is $12 for ages 13 to 59; $9 for
ages 60 and older and active duty military
(including spouse) with ID; $7.50 ages 3 to 12;
and free for ages 2 and under. Zoo members
admitted free. Information: 532-8156, 5211850 or
Meet The Keeper talks are 10:30 to 3:15
p.m. at various locations throughout the zoo.
African Star Train ride tickets are $2 ($1.50
for children and society members). Asian
Elephant Training Encounters scheduled at
noon daily.
The Zoo Adventures program offers sleepovers, behind the scenes tours and other
events scheduled throughout the year. See zoo
website for full schedule.

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. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Information: 566-6441 or on Facebook at
Guided hikes and bike rides are $3 additional
fee ($1 ages 5-12; under 5 free). Bring water,
snacks, sturdy shoes/boots, hiking stick, maps
and binoculars. Dogs welcome on leash on
some hikes. Reservations required: 566-6441
ext. 221, 224 or
Saturday, Feb. 6: Ron Coleman Trail Peak
Fitness Challenge. One of the toughest trails in
the state park. Car pooling required.
Saturday, Feb. 6: Aztec Cave Trail Hike
Saturday, Feb. 13: Copper Prospect Mine
Saturday, Feb. 20: West Cottonwood
Springs Hike (moderate/difficult)
Saturday, Feb. 27: Guided Beginners
Mountain Bike Ride.

CDEC community meeting

Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition

(CDEC) hosts a community-wide meeting 6 to
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the Garden
Center in Memorial Park, 3105 Grant, on citywide efforts to promote native plant landscapes
in El Paso neighborhoods. Anyone with an
interest in helping the community landscape
with water saving native plants that also help
lower homeowner utility bills and provide food
and shelter for local wildlife, is welcome to
attend. Information: 845-1476 or (Habitat Certification page).

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 tours are 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 7 .
Introductory tour is 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13.
Workday is 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20.
Meeting place is a bridge crossing Riverside
Canal. Take Americas Ave. (Loop 375) to Pan
American Drive, turn left and travel 1.5 miles.

El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society

The societys annual Awards dinner program is 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20. at
Country Inn and Suites, 900 Sunland Park Dr.
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Conservation Award will be presented to

Michael Gaglio, biologist and manager of High
Desert Native Plants. Raymond VanBuskirk of
BRANT Tours in Albuquerque will present a
program on Bird Watching in South America
and Mexico. Reservation deadline is Feb. 15;
call Janet Perkins, 637-5269. Information: Scott,
581-6071 or
The Societys bird-watching field trips are
open to the public. Bring a lunch. Information:
Mark Perkins, 637-3521.
Reservoirs Down in the Valley trip is 7 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 13, departing from the parking
lot of Burlington Coat Factory, 1144 N.
Yarbrough. Visit the Reservoirs of McNary,
Fort Hancock and Tornillo.
A Sod Farms and Pancho Villa State Park trip
is 7 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, departing from
Sams parking lot, 7970 N. Mesa.

Gene Roddenberry Planetarium The

EPISD Planetarium, 6531 Boeing (District

Administration Building), hosts monthly programs for the public. Admission is free; but
seating is very limited. Tickets available 30 minutes prior to the show (no large groups).
The next program is at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb 26:
Two Small Pieces of Glass, about the most
important tool ever invented for astronomy,
the telescope.

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic

Site The site is famed for many Native

American rock paintings and unique geology.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Admission: $7
(free for children 12 and younger). Additional
activity cost for tours (including morning hike):
$2 (free for age 4 and younger). Information:
857-1135 or Reservations
are recommended for the self-guided area and
for camping: (512) 389-8900.
Pictograph, rock climbing/bouldering and hiking tours offered Wednesday through Sunday,
by prior arrangement at 849-6684 or 8571135. Birding tours are 8:30 a.m. on the third
Saturday of the month (Feb. 20). Advance
sign-up encouraged.
To get there: Take Montana Avenue (U.S.
Highway 62-180) all the way into the Hueco
Mountains then turn left on Ranch Road 2775.
North Mountain is available for self-guided
day use, for up to 70 people at a time; reservations recommended. There is an annual orientation program for visitors. Guided access is
offered to the rest of the site. Call for reservations and other information: 857-1135.

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. Day use fee: $5 per vehicle ($40 annual
pass). Information: (575) 523-4398.
Audubon Bird Walks are 7:15 a.m. Saturdays.
Nature Hikes are 2:30 p.m. Sundays.
Fitness walks are 8:30 a.m. every Saturday
beginning at the Visitor Center.

White Sands National Monument

The glistening gypsum dunes are about 15
miles southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S.
70. Visitor Center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
through March 12. Park hours are 7 a.m. to 6
p.m. through Feb. 22, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 23March 12. Entrance fee: $5 age 16 and older.

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Free for children. Information: (575) 479-6124,

ext. 236 or (575) 679-2599, ext. 232; or go to
Sunset strolls are offered daily one hour
before sunset (4:30 p.m. through Feb. 5, 4:45
p.m. Feb. 6-19, 5 p.m. Feb. 20-March 12).
Lake Lucero Tours are 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan.
30, and Sunday, Feb. 28. Reservations
required; accepted on the park website.
Program fee; $8 ($4 age 15 and younger).
Skins and Skulls talks are 3 p.m. Saturdays
and Sundays in the Visitor Center. Tent talks
are 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

110 miles east of El Paso on the way to

Carlsbad, the 86,416-acre park includes the
highest point in Texas: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749
feet. Entry fee: $5 for ages 16 and older, good
for one week and all trails. Pine Springs Visitor
Center hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
Camping is $8 per site per night. Information:
(915) 828-3251 or

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: Visitor Center open 8 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. (be in line to exit cave by 4:30 p.m.).
Plan 3-1/2 hours for a walk-in tour and 1-1/2
hours for Big Room tour of the Caverns. Cost
is $10 (free or ages 15 and younger). The
parks audio self-guided tour is $3 extra (also
available in Spanish).
Other guided tours are available; call or check
website for details.

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.
Valentines Day Sweetheart Serenade featuring songs by the Cavernaires Barbershop
Chorus is 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6.
The zoo features animals native to the
Chihuahuan Desert, in natural desert surroundings. A large greenhouse is devoted to succulents and cactus from around the world. The
headquarters building includes exhibits on minerals, history, archaeology and other subjects.
Volunteer docent training is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursdays, Feb. 4-March 24, for those interested in being volunteer teachers or tour
guides. A variety of topics are covered, including geology, plants, reptiles and amphibians,
birds, mammals, invertebrates, and interpretation. Bring a sack lunch along. Fee to be determined; includes a Docent Manual and a oneyear membership to Friends of the Living

New Mexico State Parks Day-use fee

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
Leasburg Dam 12712 State Park Road in
Radium Springs, two miles off Interstate 25 at
Exit 19. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for day use.
Information: (575) 5244068.
Star Gazing is 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6.
Volunteers from the Astronomical Society of
Las Cruces will be on hand with various telescopes, including a 16 research grade teleFebruary 2016

scope to assist the public in viewing star clusters, nebulae and galaxies.
Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Information:
(575) 744-5923.
Mesilla Valley Bosque Park 5000 Calle del
Norte, Mesilla. Guided bird tours are first
Saturday of every month.
Oliver Lee State Park, Highway 54 south of
Alamogordo at the Dog Canyon turnoff.
Information: (575) 437-8284.
Rockhound State Park, five miles south of
Deming on State Road 11 and then east on
Rockhound Road (State Road 141) for nine
miles. Day use hours: 7:30 a.m. to sunset.
Information: (575) 546-6182 or (575) 7445998.
A Star Party is 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
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 13th annual Camp Furlong Day, commemorating the 100th anniversary of Villas raid
on Columbus in 1916 is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 12.
Bottomless Lakes State Park 13 miles east
of Roswell, N.M. via US 380. Information: (575)
Caballo Lake State Park, 60 miles north of
Las Cruces on Interstate 25. Information: (575)
Percha Dam State Park, 60 miles north of Las
Cruces on Interstate 25.
City of Rocks 327 Hwy 61, in Faywood,
N.M. Information: (575) 536-2800.

Admission is $3 per vehicle. No pets allowed

(except for assistance animals). Information:
(575) 522-1219.

Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park

The park, part of Asombro Institute for Science

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

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
The parks 2-acre Botanical Garden features
native plants, amphitheater, butterfly garden,
wedding garden, childrens maze, and a
Butterfly House.
Keystone Heritage Park has 189 species of
migratory and local birds, and a 4,500-year-old
archaeological site.
The site is open for bird watching 9:30 a.m. to
noon the second and last Saturday of the
Keystones Chihuahuan Desert Experience
(immediately west of the wetland) is open daily
from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for walking and
bird watching.

Gila Cliff Dwellings National

Monument 44 miles north of Silver City

on NM Highway 15 in the middle of the majestic Gila Wilderness, the first and one of the
largest wilderness areas. Entrance fee: $5 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.

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.
The oldest zoo in the Southwest (established
in 1898) is part of the park that lines
Alamogordos main highway. The zoo covers
about 12 acres, with about 250 exotic and
indigenous animals.

Marie Otero Salon

& Florence Street Gallery

1015 N. Florence

at Arizona
2 blocks north
of Montana

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Where hair, makeup

& art come together

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.
The Baylor Pass (hiking and horseback riding)
and Pine Tree (hiking) trails begin at the campground.
Information, group reservations: (575) 5254300.

Hair & Makeup by Marie

Marie Otero has over 30 years of salon experience

and is a frequent fashion consultant
for local film and television productions

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 area,
run by the federal Bureau of Land Management
in cooperation with the Nature Conservancy,
includes the A.B. Cox Visitors Center, several
hiking trails, and La Cueva Picnic Area.
The visitor center and main trail is open 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. for the winter months.
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Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society

and Haunted History The nonprofit

organization offers a variety of ghost tours.

Age 13 and older welcome, unless otherwise
listed. All children must be accompanied by an
adult age 21 or older. Information/reservations:
274-9531 or
The Societys offices are at the Ghosts915
Paranormal Research Center, 108 E. San
Concordia Cemetery Ghost Tours are 9 to
11 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 6 and 13, at the
cemetery, 3700 E. Yandell. Meet at 8:30 p.m.
Proceeds benefit restoration and preservations
efforts for the cemetery. Tickets: $15.
Downtown Ghost Tour is 9 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 13. Meet at 8:30 p.m. at 108 E.
San Antonio. Walk the streets of haunted
downtown El Paso, and hear stories of betrayal,
unique symbolism of buildings, and see the
deadliest intersection of the Old West. Family

friendly tour includes going inside the Palace

Saloon, and the basement of the former museum. Tickets: $15.
The Feb. 13 Concordia and Downtown
Tours are Second Halloween tours. Guides
will be in costume.
A Gunfighter and Ghost Tour is 9 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 20, beginning at the Paranormal
Research Center. Hear stories of Wyatt Earp,
Doc Holiday, John Selman, Billy the Kid, Elfego
Baca, haunted brothels and saloons, and the
notorious John Wesley Hardin. Cost: $15.
Haunted Brothel Tour is 9 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 27. Meet at 108 E. San Antonio
at 8:30 p.m. This two-hour walking excursion
takes visitors into some of the citys remaining
brothels and expose murder, corruption, adul-

tery, and prostitution of the Old West. Cost:

$15, adults only (contains adult situations,
offensive history and adult language).

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 at the Union Depot Passenger Station,
700 San Francisco. The Feb. 8 program is
Mary Jane Coulter: Female Architect of
Harvey Houses and Restaurants. Admission is
free. Information: 591-2326.
The Harvey Girl Association of El Paso is dedicated to preserving and promoting the history
of the Harvey Girls and their founder Fred
Harvey. Visitors welcome.

Southwest Chapter of Railway &

Locomotive Historical Society The

society meets 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at

Tosca Stone Oven Pizzeria, 4017 N. Mesa.
Program is Harvey Houses of Texas. Open to
the public. Information: 591-2326.

El Paso Genealogical Society The

society meets 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11,

at All Saints Episcopal Church, 3500 McRae.
Program is Using Google to Find Your Family
Ancestors. Visitors welcome. Information:

History Notes Lecture Series The

monthly program is 1 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 Feb. 11
lecture is Fabian Garcia and the Remaking of
New Mexico Agriculture by Dr. Peter Kopp,

as part of the Latino Americans: 500 years of

history programming series. Admission is free.
Information: (575) 541-2154 or
Daughters of the Republic of Texas
The Rio Grande Chapter meets at 11 a.m.
Friday, Feb. 12, at El Paso Country Club, 5000
Country Club Place. This months program features Texas History Essay Contest Awards.
Luncheon fee: $10. Information: 833-4644.

El Paso Corral of the Westerners

The monthly dinner program is 6 to 9 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 19, at Country Inn and Suites, 900
Sunland Park Dr. Program is Gringos Curve
and its impact on the Raid on Columbus, N.M.
March 9, 1916, presented by Albert Burnham,
Ph.D. Cost: $20. Visitors welcome, but RSVP
needed by Feb. 8: 759-9538. Information: 5912326.
El Paso Corral of Westerners, established in
1965, is a chapter of Westerners International,
an organization of history buffs.

El Paso Archaeological Society The

societys monthly meeting is 2 p.m. Saturday,

Feb. 20, at El Paso Museum of Archaeology,
4301 Transmountain. Speaker Al Borrego,
president of the San Elizario Genealogy and
Historical Society. Admission is free.
Information: 449-9075 or
Borrego will talk on San Elizario as the birthplace of the American Southwest and La Toma,
when settlers led by Don Juan de Oate in
1598 crossed the river entered the new

Prejudice and Pride Branigan Cultural

Center presents a screening of the fifth episode

of the Latina Americans: 500 Years of History
documentary series, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
20, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in
the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Information:
(575) 541-2154 or
In the 1960s and 1970s a generation of
Mexican Americans, frustrated by persistent
discrimination and poverty, find a new way forward, through social action and the building of
a new Chicano identity.

Fort Bayard tours Fort Bayard Historic

Preservation Society hosts walking tours of the

historic fort 9:30 a.m. selected Saturdays at
Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark, six
miles east of Silver City, N.M. Meet at the 1910
Commanding Officers Quarter and museum
(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.
Information, group tours: (575) 388-4477 (575)
388-9123, (575) 388-4862 or

Step in the Past White Sands National

Monument celebrates 100 years of the National

Park Service with its free 2016 Step into the
Past Series. Information: (575) 479-6124, ext.
236 or (575) 679-2599, ext. 232; or go to
Just Flowers: Wild Edible and Medicinal
Plants of the Chihuahuan Desert is 10 a.m.
Saturday, March 5. Learn about the plants that
provided food, shelter, and medicine.
Participants will be provided a field guide.

El Paso History Radio Show The

show runs 10:05 a.m. to noon Saturdays on

KTSM AM 690 (and, discussing El Paso history topics from Pancho Villa
to rockets at White Sands Missile Range.
Documentary filmmaker Jackson Polk hosts the
show with reenactor and historian Melissa
Sargent. Details of each upcoming show, plus
podcasts of previous programs, are posted at Information: 833-8700.

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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, 747-6669 or
Showing Feb. 11-April 30: Emerald Abyss:
Nine Years of Research in the Congo, based
on the research of UTEPs own Eli Greenbaum,
Ph.D., a noted herpetologist and associate professor of evolutionary genetics, who has been
traveling to the rainforests of the Democratic
Republic of Congo to search for and find
new species of reptiles and amphibians.
Opening reception is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb.
11, with remarks at 6 p.m.
Frogs We Have Known, an afternoon of
stories, art and performances featuring famous
frogs is to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, for kids of
all ages.
The Museums Education Center is offering a
series of Saturday Science classes, every
Saturday morning through Feb. 27, focusing
on the eyes (inner workings of the eye, color
and perception and more). Classes are divided
into different age groups. Information, cost:
Kaye Mullins, 747-8994.
The Lhakhang Cultural Exhibit is open to the
public for viewing 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every
Wednesday, and 1 to 4:30 p.m. the first Sunday
of the month (Feb. 7). A museum representative will be on hand to answer questions.

El Paso Holocaust Museum 715 N.

Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday
through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 3510048 or
Resistance fighter and survivor Maria SpronkHughes and her daughter Yvonne Ward
Hughes will present their book, The Red
Handkerchief, a memoir of Marias wartime
experiences, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Spronk-Hughes was a rescuer, a member of
the Dutch resistance, and a survivor of a Nazi
concentration camp. At the ages of 19 and 20,
Dutch sisters Maria and Catharina Spronk
would commit acts of sabotage against the Nazi
military after the German occupation of
Holland. A book signing will immediately follow
the discussion. Refreshments will be served.
Call museum to RSVP.

Lunchtime zip tours of the exhibit is 12:15 to

12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2 and Friday, Feb.
19. Public Tours are 2 to 2:45 p.m. Saturday,
Feb. 6, and 6 to 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18.
In honor of Black History Month, the museum
will host a series of programs:
Wine & Cheese at the Museum is 6 to 8
p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4. The discussion will
focus on how racialized imagery was used to
reflect changes and growth in the consumer
market. A reception with music follows the discussion. A cash wine bar will be available. Cost:
$10 ($6 museum members).
Dr. Will Guzman, assistant professor within
the Department of History and African
American Studies at FAMU and author of,
Civil Rights in the Texas Borderlands: Dr.
Lawrence A. Nixon and Black Activism, will
talk about the NAACP and the Southern
Conference for Human Welfare in El Paso, 7 to
8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18.
Family Drop-In Craft on making buttons is 1
to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20.
The museum will also host free film screenings at an off-site location, in collaboration with
the participating venues:
Freedom Summer is 7 to 9 p.m. Monday,
Feb. 8, at EPCCs Administrative Services
Building. Followed by a discussion on voter
rights. Voter registration also available.
The Loving Story is 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday,
Feb. 27, at UTEPs Rubin Center Auditorium,
followed by small group discussions and a larger
group panel by facilitators Elke Cumming, spe-

cial assistant to the CEO, YWCA El Paso Del

Norte Region; and Dr. Lucia Dura, assistant
professor, UTEP.
The museum hosts a performance by
Capoeira Quinto Sol in collaboration with
Samba Batucada Alma de Fogo, 10 to 11 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 20, at Eastside YWCA Shirley
Leavell Branch.
Showing through May 29: Drawing on the
Past: El Paso during Artist Tom Leas
Childhood, 1907-1924.
The museums DIGIE (Digital Information
Gateway in El Paso) is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday to Sunday. The DIGIEs First
Anniversary celebration is 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday,
Feb. 13, with a family day picnic at Cleveland
Square Park. Bring a blanket, food and nonalcoholic beverages; the museum will provide cake
and ice cream. Program includes folklorico
dancers, Kids-N-Co, Abe Mac Country Band,
activities for kids, crafts and more.
Teachers Advisory Committee monthly meeting is 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. Open to
all educators who are interested in collaborating with the El Paso Museum of History.
Information, registration: Jaime Knoedler,
Community Engagement Coordinator, 3513588.

A free PD Teacher 4-week series, Maker

Spaces in Schools, is noon to 3 p.m. Sundays in
February; call Insights to register.
Chess classes for all ages are noon to 2 p.m.
Sundays. Cost: $40/four weeks. Register at
783-7203 or

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. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday through Sunday. Visitors can begin

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Insights Science Center 521 Tays

Street. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday,

and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Open for tots,
homeschoolers and other special visitors 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. the final Thursday of the month.
Admission is $5.50 ($3.50 ages 4-12); $1 discount for military and family. Information:, 534-0000 or on Facebook at
InsightsElPasoScience Center.
Admission is free Sundays during February.
Any donations received for youth program at
this time will be doubled.

El Paso Museum of Archaeology

4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso
(west of U.S. 54). Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sundays,
Mondays and city holidays. Admission is free.
Information: 755-4332 or
El Paso Museum of History 510 N.

Santa Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday

through Saturday (open until 9 p.m. Thursdays),
and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free,
except for selected exhibits. Information: 2120320 or
Showing Jan. 28-March 16: For All the
World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle
for Civil Rights. In September 1955, shortly
after 14-year-old Emmett Till was murdered by
white supremacists in Mississippi, his mother,
distributed a gruesome black-and-white photograph of his mutilated corpse. The mainstream
media rejected the photograph as inappropriate
for publication, but Bradley was able to turn to
African American periodicals for support.

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their tour at the Visitor Center across the

street (1117 Magoffin). 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). Admission is free to
Visitor Center. Information: 533-5147 or
Showing Feb. 6-April 30 in the Visitor
Center: New Images, Old Memories, featuring a collection of images of El Paso that allow
visitors to encounter the past through the present. The concept is portrayed in the popular
website Opening reception is 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6.
A free Preserving Family Photos workshop is
2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 20.

National Border Patrol Museum and

Memorial Library 4315 Transmountain.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
Saturday. Admission is free. Information: 7596060 or

San Elizario Veterans Museum and

Memorial Walk 1501-B Main Street in

San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission
is free. Information: Ann Lara, 345-3741 or Ray
Borrego, 383-8529.

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. Free childrens
activities daily. Admission is free. Information:

War Eagles Air Museum 8012 Airport

Road, Doa Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
Sunday. Admission: $5; $4 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 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday. Information: (575) 541-2154, or on Facebook.
Showing Feb. 5-April 2: Reflections: African
American Life from the Myrna Colley-Lee
Collection, organized by International Arts &
Artists of Washington, D.C. Reflections tells a
story of community and place through a selection of paintings, photographs, textile pieces,
and works on paper from the collection of
renowned costume designer and arts patron.
Showing Feb. 5-March 19: ArtForms Artist
Association of New Mexicos annual For the
Love of Art Month Member Exhibit.
Photographs, fractal art, paintings, sculpture
and more. Reception, with several of the artists
in attendance, is 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 5 during the
Downtown Ramble.
The center hosts a series of free performances, in celebration of For the Love of Art Month:
1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13: Borderlands Bones
Trombone Quartet
10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20: Alma dArte
Charter High School Choir
1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27: Sin Fronteras
Poetry Reading
The monthly History Notes Lecture Series is
1 p.m. the second Thursday of each month.

The 2016 series will focus on Latino American

history in the Southwest. The Feb. 11 lecture
is Fabian Garcia and the Remaking of New
Mexico Agriculture by Dr. Peter Kopp.
The Cultural Connections Book Club meets at
2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, to discuss
Chicana Power!: Contested Histories of
Feminism in the Chicano Movement by Maylei
Blackwell, as part of the part of the Latino
Americans: 500 years of history programming
series. The club meets the third Wednesday of
the month. All visitors are welcome to the conversation even if they have not yet read the
book featured that month.
The Crop & Cuisine workshop, Latino
American Culture and Food, is 11 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 13, part of a four-part series
hosted with La Semilla Food Center.

Las Cruces Museum of Nature and

Science 411 N. Main in the Las Cruces

Downtown Mall. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30

p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. Saturday. Information: (575) 522-3120 or
Saturday programs: Family Science, 10 a.m.
Science, Nature, and Art Program (SNAP!), 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. Animal Encounters, 11:30 a.m.

Las Cruces Railroad Museum The

museum is in the Santa Fe train depot, 351 N.

Mesilla. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First
Friday Ramble. Admission is free. Information:
(575) 647-4480 or

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, $4 seniors 60 and older; $3 children age
4-17; free for museum members, veterans and
children age 3 and under. Information: (575)
522-4100 or
The annual Antique Treasures Day behindthe-scenes look at the museums preservation
program and collections is noon to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 31.
Krysten Aguilar, Food Planning and Policy
Advocacy Specialist for La Semilla Food Center,
will talk on Food & Agriculture in the Border
Region at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11.
Admission: $2 suggested donation.
Valentine take home crafts for kids are 10
a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13.
The 4th annual Museum Rocks Gem &
Mineral Show is Feb. 20-21. Hours are 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday. The show brings together about 60
wholesale and resale dealers of both cut and
uncut gemstones, rocks, minerals, fossils and
meteorites. Educational displays and jewelry
supplies are also part of the event.
The 17th annual Cowboy Days celebration of
Southwest pioneer heritage is Saturday and
Sunday, March 5-6,.

NMSU Art Gallery D.W. Williams Art

Center, 1390 E. University Ave, Las Cruces.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
Saturday. Admission is free. Parking free on
weekends and after 5 p.m. on weekdays.
Information: (575) 646-2545 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

White Sands Missile Range Museum

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through
Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday. Free admission. Information: (575)
678-8824 (local call) or

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Deming Luna Mimbres Museum 301

S. Silver, Deming, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is
free. Information: (575) 546-2382, 1-800-8484955 or
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 are

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday
(closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Admission:
$7 ($5 for seniors, military; $2 children 6-16;
free for children 5 and younger and museum
members). Information: (575) 378-4142 or

Museum of the Big Bend Sul Ross

State University (Entrance 3), Hwy 90 in
Alpine, Texas. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m.
Sunday. Guided tours available. Admission is
free, donations accepted. Information: (432)
837-8143, or
Showing through March 31: Tom Lea: A
Retrospective. Over 20 original works of art
from the El Paso Museum of Art.
Showing through Aug. 31: Jim Bones: 50
Years of Bagging Light in the Big Bend.

New Mexico Museum of Space

History 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. Hours

are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $6 ($5

for seniors and military, $4 ages 4-12, children
3 and younger free). Information: (877) 333659, (575) 437-2840 or
The Launch Pad Lecture Series runs the 9 to
11 a.m. the first Friday of each month. The
Feb. 5 topic is Getting Men to the Moon:
Behind the Scene Stories with space author
Loretta Hall. Admission is free; coffee and
donuts provided.
For IMAX schedule, see Film Scene. Combo
tickets available (included museum entrance
and one IMAX ticket): $10 ($9
seniors and military, $7 children.
Registration is open for 2016 Rocketeer
Academy summer camp, which begins June 6.

Sacramento Mountains Historical

Museum U.S. 82 across from the

Chamber of Commerce in Cloudcroft, N.M.

Operated by the Sacramento Mountains
Historical Society, the museum features historical buildings from the turn of the century,
antique farming and ranching tools, other business and home antiques, historical exhibits and
other artifacts.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and
Admission: $5 ($3 ages 6 to 12). Group rates
and tours available with prior notice.
Information: (575) 682-2932.

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.

February 2016

Sunland Art Gallery offers Hearts

of Fire for Valentines shoppers

ebruary is the month of Valentines,

so fall in love with the captivating
offerings in the Hearts of Fire
exhibition that opens Feb. 6 at the Sunland
Art Gallery in the Upper Valleys Placita
Santa Fe shopping center. With nearly all
of the 16 active members contributing at
least one piece to the exhibition, visitors
are certain to find their hearts desire
among dozens of works inspired by the
theme of love and romance. Offerings
range from oils, watercolor and acrylic
paintings, to photography by Nina Eaton
and gift items such as cards, jewelry and
C. David Weiters wooden vessels.
The Sunland Art Gallery, El Pasos first
co-operative gallery, has been in operation
since 1994. Located in Sunland Park Mall
for many years, it moved to Placita Santa
Fe in July 2013.
Gallery founder Corinne Abeyta Spinnler
explained that the stability of the co-operative arrangement comes from the fact that
those who show their work represent both
well established and emerging artists: We
learn from one another while having fun at
the same time.
Exhibitions at the gallery usually change
every month or two, alternating between
those limited to members and those open
to all borderland artists. During March and
April the gallery will host an open exhibition entitled Miniature Mania. In May
and June the Plein Air Painters of El Paso
will display new creations painted on site,
while July is open for another members
show such as last years Tres Amigas,
which showcased the work of Spinnler,
Candy Mayer and Melinda Etzold.
Scheduled for August and September, the
My Masterpiece open exhibition is certain to feature unique interpretations of the
theme. The only prerequisite is that the
piece must in some way relate to a recognized masterwork. The annual El Paso
Scenes will be the theme for another open
show in October and November, and
December will conclude with Christmas
works done by the gallery members.
If you support the current mantra of El
Paso Proud, then a visit to Placita Santa
Fe and the Sunland Gallery is definitely a
must on your agenda. The public is invited
to meet the creative talents featured in in
the Hearts of Fire exhibition during the
opening reception which runs from 5 to 7
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6.

them an example of work he refers to as

visionary art.
Marcus explains, Visionary art is a genre
that stems from symbolic ideas that peek
into the future and provoke thought.
Holding to this theme we have invited the
following artists most of whom have not
previously shown their work at the Hal
Marcus Gallery: Ho Baron, Joey Delgato
Delgado, Alejandra Gamez, Estelle
Goldman, Jon Gore,Steve Hastings, Cecil
B. Lee, Mike Lopez, Edgar Lopez, Leticia
Luevanos, Adelaide Marcus, Diego
Robot Martinez, Andres Muro, Lizzie
Ochoa, Diana Padilla, Marcos Rey, Marie
Rohde, Mark Rojas, Peter Svarzbein,
Victor Hugo Soto, Harry Schulte and Erica
The gallery is at 1308 N. Oregon.

Pats Purple Sage Gallery

Offering Borderland residents yet another

art option, congratulations go out to Pat
Olchefski Winston who will be opening
Pats Purple Sage gallery in early spring.
Completely remodeled and redesigned by
Pat and her husband, Buddy Winston, the
couples latest business venture, which is
located at 120 W. Castelleno, will not only
be home to El Pasos newest gallery, but
will also house Star City Studio
Productions, a state-of-the-art recording
and sound studio.
As Pat and Buddy spent the entire year of
2015 demolishing, rebuilding and becoming experts on the music recording industry and the art of running an art gallery,
the two are definitely encouraged by seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
As an introduction to Pats Purple
Sage, Olchefski-Winston has planned a
one-woman-show featuring her newest
styles and themes. Exhibitions to follow
will showcase the work of new and innovative artists. In addition to showing art,
the couple will entertain the public with
concerts (and recordings) by fabulous
musicians from all genres.
Stay tuned for information on both the
soft and grand opening events.

Jimmy Bemont

El Paso will lose one of its most treasured artists when sculptor Jimmie Bemont
moves to Austin in early 2016. Bemonts
most visible works are two monumentalsized sculptures: The mounted Buffalo
Soldier that stands guard at the Airway
entrance to Fort Bliss, and Days of Valor
a sculpture of a WWII veteran sited in
Veterans Park in Northeast El Paso.
Since Bemont first started sculpting in
the early 1980s, he has also created a
plethora of table-size pieces ranging in
subject matter from wildlife, cowboys and
Native Americans to more contemporary
figurative pieces. He also recently served
as gallery director at the Lincoln Arts and
Cultural Center.
Born in Louisiana and raised in Houston,

Bemont and his family moved to El Paso

in 1974 where he worked as a computer
software programmer. His journey as an
artist began when a friend put a ball of soft
wax into his hand and introduced him to
the medium of sculpture. Bemont held the
wax, shaped it into several forms and said,
I can do this! The rest is history.
Days of Valor was inspired by
Bemonts father, a veteran who fought in
all five major European campaigns.
Although Bemont is primarily self-taught,
he has honed his talent by taking numerous
workshops with artists such as Lincoln Fox
and Eugene Daub. Most recently he found
inspiration in classical works.
I have a female Thinker, and a female
version of the Da Vinci image of a man
inside a circle and square. Another is
Leda and the cyber swan. Since my former career was in software, the artist
explained, I enjoy giving classic imagery
a twist using current technology.
Bemont has begun garnering national
recognition. He has exhibited his work in
the prestigious juried show Sculpture in
the Park in Loveland, Colo., Hes currently negotiatings with the Brisco Art
Museum in San Antonio to produce a piece
for their sculpture garden.
We wish Jimmie well and encourage him
to stop by and visit if he comes to Jurez
to cast his works.

Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer

specializing in the visual arts.

All El Paso Artists are invited to open their

studios to the public in this 9th annual
event. To learn more and get an entry
form, call Candy at 581-4971
or email
Sponsored by the Plein-Air Painters
of El Paso and El Paso Scene

The April 23-24 tour includes studios in the Westside, Upper Valley and Downtown.
The April 30-May 1 tour includes studios in the Eastside, Northeast and Mission Valley.
Hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Deadline to enter is March 12, 2016

Information & Entry Forms available at

Hal Marcus Gallery

In keeping with its reputation for presenting local art and artists in an unexpected
way, the Hal Marcus Gallery will host a
unique exhibition entitled 20/20 Visionary
20 years 20+ New Artists. Opening
with a reception from 5 to 9 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 25, and hanging through
June 3, the exhibition celebrates the
gallerys 20th anniversary.
During its 20-year history, the Hal
Marcus Gallery has represented the work
of hundreds of local artists, ranging in
scope from artists currently producing
work to imagery created up to a century
ago by those honored as Early El Paso
Artists. Although this style of art will
remain the gallerys mainstay, Marcus
chose to challenge his audience by offering
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Agave Rosa Gallery 905 Noble. Hours

are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through

Saturday. Information: 533-8011 or Showing in February is
Mischievously Clever or Self-Willed Persons
and other Shenanigans, solo show by artist
Marco Sanchez, with participating guest artist
Don Guillermo Cordero of Michoacan, Mexico.
Reception is 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6.

Art Avenue Gallery 1618 Texas, Suite

E. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday

through Friday. Information: 213-4318 or Showing Jan. 28-Feb. 25:
Texas Pop Art, the larger-than-life Pop Art of
Reggie Watterson. Watterson finds inspiration
for his vibrant, larger-than-life paintings from
the colors of everyday fruits and vegetables as
large as four feet tall. Watterson will lead a Pop
Art workshop 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11.

Bert Saldana Art Gallery 1501 Main

Street in the San Elizario Arts District. Hours
are 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: 479-2926 or
Chinati Foundation Marfa, Texas. A

Chinati at Sunset tour is dusk Saturday, Feb.

13, with a viewing of Donald Judds 100 works
in milled aluminum and 15 freestanding works
in concrete. Admission: $10 (free for museum
members and tri-county residents).
Information: (432) 729-4362 or

Chispa de El Paso The new gallery will

present primitive abstracts and psychedelic
memories on canvas and prints at the Art
Junction, 500 West Paisano, Studio #30, 11
a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
New abstract artists in West Texas and New
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with a retrospective and some new artwork, at

the Womans Club of El Paso, 1400 N. Mesa.
Reception is 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 10.

Fiber Art Fridays LBK Fiber Arts artist

available need throughout 2016. Information:

449-1582 or

Crossland Gallery The El Paso Art

Associations gallery is at 500 W. Paisano (in the

Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are 11 a.m. to 4
p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturdays. Admission is free. Information: 5347377, or
Showing through Feb. 13: The 2nd annual
conFIGUREation two figurative exhibit .
Showing Feb. 19-March 12: Seeing with the
Minds Eye, EPISD Senior High School
Scholarship Exhibit. Opening reception is 6 to 8
p.m. Friday, Feb. 19.
Submissions are being taken through March
8 for Colors of Song, art inspired by music,
musicians, instruments, rhythm and lyrics.

Dream Chasers Club 200 S. Santa Fe.

Information, hours: 342-6357 or Showing Jan. 28-Feb. 19: It
Begins Here. The Artist Sketchbook Exhibit,
highlighting the ideas that take the first step in
becoming a reality. Reception is 7 to 11 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 28.
El Paso Museum of Art One Arts

Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9

a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and
Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to
9 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free unless noted

otherwise. Information: 212-0300 or

Showing through Jan. 29: Marc Chagall,
The Green Violinist, as part of the Modern
Masters Series.
Showing Jan. 31-May 22: Desert Triangle
Print Carpeta, an exhibition by self-styled art
agitator KRRRL (Karl Whitaker).
IV Biennial Ciudad Jurez/El Paso Biennial by
S-Mart runs through Feb. 7 at the museum
and the Museo de Arte de Cd. Juarez. Featured
artists from both Mexico and the United States
will have one piece featured at each museum.
Showing Feb. 24-June 5: is Knot: The Art of
Sebastian, 55 artworks in seven different
media from throughout the last 40-plus years of
Sebastians career.
Showing through May 1, Cristos, Vrgenes y
Santos: Highlights from the Hamilton
Artists on Art with Roya Mansourkhani runs
through May 6.

Escamilla Fine Art Gallery 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 .
Information: 851-0742 or 474-1800, or
The gallery is also the home of the studio and
gallery of Debra DeSantis.
Escamilla will be the featured artist for March

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Lin Bentley Keeling will host weekly fiber arts

techniques 2 to 4:30 p.m. Fridays at the Art
Junction, 500 W. Paisano, with contemporary
fiber arts techniques, including loom weaving,
woven sculpture and more to engage your creativity and expand your artistic skills. No prior
experience necessary. Cost: $10 per session,
plus materials; sixth session free after five paid
sessions. Registration: Lin Bentley Keeling, 5391110 or

Hal Marcus Gallery 1308 N. Oregon.

Local and early El Paso art. Hours are noon to

5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; noon
to 7 p.m. Thursday. Information: 533-9090 or
Showing Feb. 25-June 3: 20/20 Visionary,
celebrating the Hal Marcus Gallerys 20th
anniversary. Opening reception is 5 to 9 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 25. Most of the artists have
never exhibited at the Hal Marcus Gallery. The
exhibit highlight Visionary Art, a genre that
stems from symbolic ideas that peek into the
future and provoke thought.
Returning artists include Adelaide Marcus, a
San Diego-based artist and daughter of Hal
Marcus. Selected out of 100 applications, her
work was chosen for a Visionary Art billboard
in San Francisco. Adelaide also was one of
three to make it to the final competition on
TVs art reality series Skin Wars.
Monica Gomez will host the free writing
workshop, Yes, We Kandinsky, 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 4, exploring the work of
Russian painter, Wassily Kandinsky.

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International Museum of Art 1211

Montana. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 5436747 or
Showing Jan. 31-Feb. 28: Rio Bravo
Watercolorists annual juried exhibition,
Wonderful World of Watercolor. Opening
reception is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, with
awards ceremony at 3 p.m.
Member demos are 2 p.m. every Sunday during the run of the exhibit:
Feb. 7: Robert Dozal, Acrylics, Beyond the
Feb. 14: Krystyna Robbins, Acrylics,
Romantic Still Life
Feb. 21: Sandy Lenderman, Watercolors
Brought to Life with Watercolor Pencils
Showing Feb. 5-29: 2015-16 EPISD Faculty
and Staff Art Exhibition. Reception is 6 to 8
p.m. Friday, Feb. 5.

Jewelry for a Voice call for artists

En Voz Alta seeks jewelry artist submissions

through March 22 to participate in the 5th
annual Jewelry for a Voice April 30 event.
Information: Patricia Garcia, 694-6178.
Pick up bead and competition instructions
from De Franco Designs, Placita Santa Fe, 5024
Doniphan, Suite 6, Feb. 16-23.

KCOS Art Auction call for artists

KCOS-TV public television seeks entries for its

annual fundraising auction set for April 16-17.
Information: 590-1313
The five juried categories are Local Flavor,
Figurative, Still Life and Landscapes,
Photography and Contemporary/Mixed Media.

February 2016

Winner in each category receives $100; best in

show receives $500. Non-juried Special
Collections category includes Early El Paso
Artists and other special donations.
Area artists may submit two entries each.
Entry forms at Deadline
for entries is Feb. 26.

La Galeria de la Mison de Senec

The Ysleta Independent School Districts gallery

is at 8455 Alameda. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday. Admission is free.
Information: 434-9703. Showing Feb. 1-19:
Black History Art Show. Awards Presentation is
6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19.

Pastel Society of El Paso The next

meeting is 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at the

International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana,
with a Paint Around. Each pastelist starts with
her own painting and setup. Then, they move
and work on each others work until they
return to their own easel. The program is free
and open to the public. Information: 581-4971.

Rio Bravo Watercolorists The groups

next meeting is 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb.
17, at Great American Steakhouse, 7600
Alabama. Meeting followed by watercolor
demonstration with Barbara McBrown. Lunch
price: $15, payable by check. RSVP by Feb. 14
to Connie Weaver,

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. Tuesday through Friday (until
7 p.m. Thursday) and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Information: 747-6151, or
on Facebook at RubinCenter.
Showing through Feb. 27: Territory of The
Imagination: At the Border of Art and Space, a
collaborative project.

The center, in conjunction with El Paso

Museum of Art, will host a screening of The
Loving Story 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27,
followed by small group discussions and a larger
group discussion.

Sol Goddess Designs Art Gallery &

Studio Thursday night art demonstrations

with free wine tasting are 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All

supplies provided; experience needed.
Information: Deana Hicks, 241-8808 or

Sunland Art Gallery 5034-D Doniphan,

in Placita Santa Fe. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday through Saturday. Information: Cil
Abeyta, 584-3117 or 474-0053.
Showing Feb. 6-26: Hearts on Fire group
show, featuring anything to do with Valentines
Day, love, romance, wine & roses, or pieces of
art suitable for giving on Valentines Day.
Reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6.

Sunland Winery 1769 Victory Lane in

Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Thursday through Saturday, 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Information: (575) 589-1214. Information: 8739269, 241-8808 or
Painting and wine tasting classes are offered
the third weekend of the month. Classes are 5
to 7 p.m. Friday, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 4 to
6 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $25 per painter.

Westside Art Guild The guild meets at

10 a.m. to noon Monday, Feb. 8, at Polly

Harris Senior Center, 640 Wallenberg. Guest
speaker is George Cordova, president of the
Mission Trail Association. The public is welcome; admission is free. Information: 581-9925.
Cordova is an El Paso photographer and
media specialist whose presentation will include
a slide show of the Lower Valley missions and
the San Elizario art district.

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Las Cruces/Mesilla

For the Love of Art month February

is For the Love of Arts Month in Las Cruces,
sponsored by ArtForms highlighted by several
special studio tours, exhibits and performances.
Aa Studios 2645 Doa Ana Road (Calle

de Oro), Open the second weekend of the

month. The gallery features emerging artists as
well as the multi-media work by gallery owner
Roy van der Aa. Information: (575) 520-8752.
Showing through Feb. 28: Dreams from
the Desert, new ceramics and wall constructions by Las Cruces artist Christina Campbell.

ArtForms Studio Tour The Las

Cruces-based ArtForms Artist Association of

New Mexico presents its annual Studio Tour 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 13-14 and Feb. 20-21. Maps
available at several Las Cruces locations, including some participating studios. Gallery hours
may vary. Information:

Artistry of a Mesilla Valley Family St.

Pauls United Methodist Church, 225 W. Griggs
in Las Cruces, hosts the exhibit as part of For
the Love of Art Months, Feb. 5-11. Opening
reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5.
Information: (575) 526-6689 or
Encaustic Workshop Multi-media artist

Georjeanna Feltha will give a workshop on

Encaustic Painting 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday, Feb. 27-28, at the Community
Enterprise Center, 125 N. Main in Las Cruces.
Sponsored by the Las Cruces Arts Association.
Feltha will have such things as buttons, watch
parts, leaves, etc., but participants are welcome

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to bring objects they might want to try with the

wax. Fee: $95; includes all materials.
Registration: (575) 532-1046 or

Firebird Rising Fine Art 330 W.

Mountain in Las Cruces. The new gallery is

founded by visual artist Michael C. Gutierrez.
Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday
through Sunday. Information: (575) 303-2434

Fractal Art Th eMesilla Valley Fractal

Artists show is Feb. 1-29 at Funky Karma,
3207 S. Main, Las Cruces. Reception is 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. Information: (575)

Las Cruces Arts Association The association will host three mini-workshops with
artists Brittainy Barnes, Karen Currier, and
Dennis Lujan at its next meeting at 2 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Associations Art-OnEasels Gallery in the Community Enterprise
Center, 125 N. Main (next to Downtown
Bistro & Ale House). Attendees will learn to
draw and create designs on duck canvas,
gourds and on copper. Business meeting precedes demo at 1:30 p.m. Information: or on Facebook.
Showing Feb. 5-March 28, is the associations For the Love of Art Month Exhibit, Art
We Love, at Downtown Bistro & Ale House.
Reception is 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5.

Las Cruces Museum of Art 491 N.

Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to

4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the

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First Friday Ramble. Information: (575) 5412137 or

Showing Feb. 5-April 2:Graphicanos:
Contemporary Latino Prints from the Serie
Project. The exhibit, featuring works from the
archives of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art,
Fort Wayne, Texas, brings a variety of sociopolitical topics to the forefront. In the last two
decades the non-profit Serie Project organization has fostered over 250 artists who together
have produced a rare and special collection of
serigraphs reflecting the Mexican American and
Latino experience in the United States.
Opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb.
5, as part of the Downtown Ramble.
The family Science, Nature, and Art Program
(SNAP!) program is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every
Saturday, in the atrium between the Museum
of Art and Museum of Nature and Science.
Reading Art Book Club meets at 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 10, to discuss Capturing the
Light: The Birth of Photography, a True Story
of Genius and Rivalry by Roger Watson and
Helen Rappaport, preceded at 1:30 p.m. by a
screening of the film Captured Light: The
Invention of Still Photography. Book club
meetings are free and open to the public.

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. The gallery features more than
30 artists in various media. New works displayed every three months. Information: (575)
522-2933 or
Februarys featured artists are Patricia Black
and Meredith Loring. Blacks artwork includes
watercolor paintings and crafted detailed gourd
works. Loring combines her lifelong love of fabric and needle crafts with her artistic vision of
developing objects and materials to be reborn

into new forms.

Opening Feb. 2 is the annual My
Masterpiece Contest. Entry winner with the
most correct matches wins a $50 gift.
Reception is 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6.

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 or
Opening Feb. 4 are works by Claudia
Dennee. Dennees extensive background
includes jewelry making, leather work, painting
and interior dcor. Her pieces are composed of
mixed media, including mesquite and bone
found in the desert surrounding her home.
They are incorporated in the design by extensive carving, paper, leather and metal application and painting. Reception is 4 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 6.

New Mexico Watercolor Society show

The societys show, For Love of Spring,
runs through February at the Las Cruces
Museum of Art, 126 N. Main. Reception is 5 to
7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5. Admission is free.
Information: (575) 649-3502.

Progress Women and their Art Las

Cruces GFWC Progress Clubs exhibit runs
Feb. 5-29, at the Thomas Branigan Memorial
Library, 200 E. Picacho in Las Cruces. Opening
reception is 5 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5.
Information: (575) 528-4000.
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
The February exhibit features works by Steve
McLellan. Most of the pieces are acrylics depict

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ing New Mexicos diverse culture and geography. Reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5.

Southwest Calligraphy Guild The

guild will host an exhibit Feb. 3-26 at NMSU

Alumni & Visitor Center, 775 College in Las
Cruces. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday. Opening reception is 3 to 5
p.m. Friday, Feb. 5. Information:


Community Arts Party The City of

Socorro, N.M. will host its 20th annual arts

event featuring workshops for all ages 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, in Finley Gym, 202
McCutcheon. Local artists and organizations
offer workshops on painting, tie-dye, clay, jewelry, candle dipping, beading, masks, leather
work and more. Wear old clothes; volunteers
welcome. Admission is free. Information: (575)
835-5688 or

Deming Arts Center The Deming Arts

Councils gallery and gift shop is at 100 Gold

Street in Deming, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is
free. Information: (575) 546-3663 or
Showing Jan. 30-Feb. 27: The West As We
Saw It, photography by Bob and Diane
Hudgens, and creations made from used lariats
by Mike Shalett. Artist reception is 1 to 3 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 7.

Real/Unreal Malkerson Gallery 408

Twelfth Street in Carrizozo, N.M. presents

mannequin photographs by Sherry Hayne
through March 14. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Friday through Saturday, noon to 5
p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.
Information: (575) 648-2598.

February 2016

Tumblewords Project The free writing

workshops are 12:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Saturdays at the Memorial Park Public Library
meeting room, 3200 Copper. Workshops are
free. Information: 328-5484 (Donna Snyder),
566-1034 (library) or on Facebook at
Feb. 6: Yes we Kandinsky! with Mnica
Gmez. Gmez, a writer, poet, and
singer/songwriter, will use images of ten masterpieces from the El Paso Museum of Arts
Modern Masters Series. Participants will write
descriptive pieces in response to the visual art.
Feb. 13 and 20: Lucy Hopple, founder of
Rincn Bohemio, a bilingual writing group.
Workshops are The Power of Love; Results
Matter (Feb. 13), and Winter in the
Chihuahuan Desert, and a Look at Leap Year
(Feb. 20).
Feb. 27: Inner Voices. Nancy Lorenzo
Green, a teaching and performing artist, and
author of Crucified River/Rio Crucificado,
poetry that focuses on the murders of women
in Jurez. In this workshop she will explore
how writing connects to inner space.

Damnificados book signing Casa

Camino Real Bookstore & Gallery, 314 S.

Tornillo, in Las Cruces, sponsors a book signing
and reading of Damnificados, a novel by J.J.
Wilson, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. Wilson,
who is half-Nigerian and half-British, is currently the writer-in-residence at Western New
Mexico University. Reading begins at 3 p.m. followed by a reception. Copies available for purchase as bookstore. Information: (575) 5233988 or
Damnificados is loosely based on the reallife occupation of a half-completed skyscraper
in Caracas, Venezuela.

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. Admission is free.
or on Facebook at ElPasoWritersLeague.
The Feb. 13 meeting features contemporary
western crime fiction author, J. Todd Scott,
speaking about his story, writing query letters
and the publishing process. Scotts new novel,
The Far Empty, will be released in June.

Cultural Connections Book Club - The

club meets at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at

the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main, Las
Cruces, to discuss Chicana Power!:
Contested Histories of Feminism in the
Chicano Movement by Maylei Blackwell.
Information; (575) 541-2154 or
Blackwells book is the first large-scale study
of the role of women in the Chicano movement in the 1960s-1970s in California and the

February 2016

KCOS Kids Reading Festival Western

Technical College, 9624 Plaza Circle, sponsors

the KCOS TV festival 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 20. In partnership with Books
Are Gems, the first 1,000 kids will receive a
free book. There will be a PBS Kids character
for photos, activities and giveaways from local
businesses and nonprofits, and previews of new
PBS Kids shows Nature Cat and Ready, Jet,
Go! Attendees can also learn more about the
PBS Kids Writers Contest and how to enter
their stories to win prizes. Admission is free.
Information: 590-1313.

Love Your Library Book Sale

Friends of the Esperanza A. Moreno Branch
Library, 12480 Pebble Hills, will host a book
sale 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20,
inside the library. Information: 921-7001.

Norma Soto will read from her book

Florie, and sign books Feb. 6.
Vanessa Betts will read from and sign copies
of her books A Grasshopper in My Peas and
Varonicas Harmonica Feb. 13.

Barnes & Noble (Las Cruces) 700 S.

Telshor in Mesilla Valley Mall. Information:

(575) 522-4499.
An Awards Party with movie trivia, party
games, prizes and entertaining tips for hosting
and awards event is 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20.
Childrens storytimes are 10 a.m. Fridays and
11 a.m. Saturdays.
Meet Clifford The Big Red Dog Friday, Feb.

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.

Sisters in Crime The Eastside chapter of

the book discussion group supporting women
mystery writers meets 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday,
Feb. 2, to discuss Sister Eve Private Eye by
Lynne Hinton at St. Paul Methodist Church,
7000 Edgemere. Information: 629-7063 or

Reading Art Book Club The book club

of the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main,

will meet at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, to
discuss Capturing the Light: The Birth of
Photography, a True Story of Genius and
Rivalry by Roger Watson and Helen
Rappaport. The museum is at 491 N. Main,
next to the Branigan Cultural Center. Meetings
are free and open to the public. Information:
(575) 541-2137 or
Captured Light: The Invention of Still
Photography, from Historys Modern Marvels
series, will be shown prior to the meeting at
1:30 p.m.

For the Love of Lit Sin Fronteras will

host a poetry reading in honor of For the Love
of Art Month at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at
Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main in the
Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Admission is free.
Information: (575) 522-1119.

Southwest Book Awards The annual

Border Regional Library Association Awards
Banquet is Saturday, Feb. 27, at Ardovinos
Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in
Sunland Park. The event honors the latest
works of area authors, and also awards scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students
pursuing degrees in library/media. The BRLA
librarian and library staff member of the year
also will be honored. Cocktail hour begins at 6
p.m., buffet dinner at 7 p.m. Cost: $35.
Reservations by Feb. 15:
XXI Undcimo Congreso de
Literatura Mexicana Contempornea

The 2016 Contemporary Mexican Literature

Conference, organized by the UTEP
Department of Languages and Linguistics,
begins 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through
Saturday, March 3-5 in the UTEP Student
Union Building. Information:

Barnes & Noble (East Side) The

Fountains at Farah, 8889 Gateway West, Suite
120. Information: 590-1932.
Albuquerque author and Twitter Contest
Guru Brenda Drake will sign her latest book,
Thief of Lies, 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30.
A book signing and reading with Purple Heart
recipient Captain Luis Carlos Montalvn for his
book Tuesday Tucks Me In is 4 to 7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 5. His service dog, Tuesday, will
also be present.
Childrens storytime is 11 a.m. every
Local author storytime events in conjunction
with the Saturday storytimes:

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Rock of Ages UTEP Dinner Theatre

presents the Tony nominated rock musical by

Chris DArienzo Jan. 29-Feb. 14, celebrating
the 1980s rock hits of the glam metal era.
Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through
Saturday, Sunday dinner shows are 2:30 p.m.
Feb. 7 and 14; non-dinner show 1:30 p.m.
Sunday Jan. 31. Tickets: $31.50-$44.50 dinner
shows; $17.50-$27.50 non-dinner matinees.
Information: 747-6060 or
Friday and Saturday dinner shows: $41.50
($39.50 UTEP facultystaff/military/children/groups 20 or more;
$34.50 UTEP students). Wednesday, Thursdays
and Sunday dinner shows: $46.50 ($44.50
UTEP faculty-staff/military/children/groups 20
or more; $31.50 UTEP students). Sunday nondinner shows: $27.50 ($25.50 UTEP facultystaff/military/children/groups 20 or more;
$17.50 UTEP students).
Set in L.A.s Sunset Strip in 1987, Rock of
Ages, tells the story of Drew, a boy from
South Detroit and Sherrie, a small-town girl,
both in L.A. to chase their dreams of making it
big and falling in love.
The worldwide smash musical features 28
classic rock anthems, including Dont Stop
Believin, We Built This City, The Final
Countdown, Wanted Dead Or Alive, Here
I Go Again, Cant Fight This Feeling, and I
Want To Know What Love Is.

The Hollow El Paso Playhouse, 2501

Montana, presents the Agatha Christie mystery

through Jan. 30. Directed by Frieda (K)
Voeks. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and
Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $11 ($9
seniors; $8 students and military). Information:
532-1317 or
The play combines murder, mystery and a
love triangle. The victim had a mistress, ex-mistress and a wife.

El Paso Playhouse auditions - El Paso

Playhouse, 2501 Montana, hosts auditions for
the play Charleys Aunt, directed by Hector
Serrano at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31. Men and
women age 18 and older needed; auditions
consist of 3 to 5 minute memorized comedic
monologue. Directed by Hector Serrano. Show
dates are April 1-23. Information: 532-1317,
Shooting Star No Strings Theatre

Company presents the play by Steven Dietz

Jan. 28-31 at The Black Box Theatre, 430 N.
Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Directed by
Ceil Herman. Performances are 7 p.m.
Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30
p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $12;$10 students and
seniors over 65; $8 all seats Thursday.
Reservations: (575) 523-1223.
Two college sweethearts (played by Alan and
Karen Caroe) have not seen each other for
many years since their breakup in the 70s then
meet by chance in an snowed-in airport. What
follows is humorous, surprising and touching.

Neon Psalms Las Cruces Community

Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces

Downtown Mall, presents the Thomas Strelich
comedy through Feb. 7. Directed by
Algernon DAmmassa. Performances are 8 p.m.

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Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.

Tickets: $9-$12. Information: (575) 523-1200
The setting of this offbeat play is an isolated
trailer near Boron, California: site of the
worlds largest open pit Borax mine. A fragile
truce between Luton Mears, a retired heavy
equipment operator, and his born-again wife
Patina is disrupted by the unexpected arrival of
their daughter Barbara, a divorcee in her thirties. Lost and bottomed out, she moves home
just to get back on her feet and finds herself
trapped in a comic but progressively brutal
crossfire between Luton, who wants her to
stay, and Patina, who wants her to go.

An Iliad and Killing Buddha No

Strings Theatre Company in association with

Theatre Dojo presents the return of the touring Obie-winning adaptation of Homers Iliad,
An Iliad, written by Lisa Peterson and Denis
OHare, at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at The
Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Main in Las Cruces.
Performed by actor Algernon DAmmassa and
musician Randy Granger.
The music and storytelling duo will also present their first original work together, Killing
Buddha, at 8 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 13 and 20,
and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21.
Admission: $12 ($10 seniors over 65 and students. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.
Information on Facebook at algernoniliad.
An Iliad, is a modern retelling of the Trojan
War, including gods, warriors, their families,
and the endless battles of human history with a
gripping, contemporary voice. DAmmassa and
Granger play mysterious, homeless storytellers
who create the ancient world for an audience
using storytelling, a few simple props, and an
improvised musical accompaniment on a variety of instruments.
Killing Buddha is intended as a unofficial
sequel to The Iliad.

High School Scholarship Day UTEP

Department of Theatre and Dance hosts the

event for high school seniors 2:30 to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 13, with a meet and greet theatre performance and tours, snack and audition
for scholarship. Interested seniors contact
Adriana Dominguez,

A Dolls House El Paso Playhouse, 2501

Montana, presents the Henrik Ibsen classic
Feb. 19-March 12. Directed by Veronica
Frescas. Showtime is 8 p.m. Fridays and
Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $11 ($9
seniors 62 and older, $8 military/students and
per person for groups of ten or more).
Information: 532-1317,

The Vagina Monologues An Obiewinning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone

celebrates 15 years in El Paso at 8 p.m. Friday
and Saturday, Feb. 26-27, at Hyatt Place
Hotel, 6030 Gateway East, with and encore
performance Sunday, Feb. 28, at Tricky Falls,
209 S. El Paso. Space is limited. Tickets; $10 at
the door. Information, reservations: 780-3576, or on Facebook at

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This years tour introduces a divergent gathering of female voices, including a including a 6year-old girl, a transgender woman, a vagina
workshop participant, a woman who witnesses
the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape and a feminist happy to have
found a man who liked to look at it. Directed
by Alexander Wright. All of the proceeds will
be donated to two local non-profits in El Paso
that raise awareness of violence against women
and sexual assault.

Mark Medoff Directorial Project

Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main
in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, presents a
presentation of a new work to be announced
March 4-20, directed by Mark Medoff.
Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $9-$12.

Information: (575) 523-1200 or

Medoff, a long-time theatre professor at
NMSU and creative director of its Creative
Media Institute for Film and Digital Arts, wrote
the Tony-winning play Children of a Lesser
God, and also was nominated for an Oscar for
the movie screenplay. He also received an
Obie award for his play He also received an
Obie Award for his play When You Comin
Back, Red Ryder?

The Birthday Party No Strings

Theatre Company presents the Harold Pinter
play March 4-20, at Black Box Theatre in Las
Cruces. Directed by Karen Caroe.
Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Thursday
March 17. Tickets: $8-$12 Reservations: (575)
This comedy of menace transcends traditional theater by taking a familiar setting in
this case an English home and turning it into
an unsettling place of lies, deceit and chaos.

UTEPDinner Theatre
serves Rock of Ages

ost shows that celebrate the

songs of a particular era do
only that celebrate with a
simple review of the songs.
But while getting treated to some of
the favorite rock songs and ballads of
the 1980s, audience members at UTEP
Dinner Theatres Rock of Ages, will
also get a classic romance.
Its an age-old love story about a
small town boy who moves to Los
Angeles to try and become a rock star
falling in love with a small town girl
who moves to L.A. to pursue her acting
ambitions, director Greg Taylor said.
This simple love story is told through a
background story of the possible demise
of the rock and roll scene in Los
Angeles. The story is slight and clichd,
but the way the authors weaved this
story around 25 great rock songs from
the 80s is very clever.
Some of those songs include, Dont
Stop Believin, We Built This City,
The Final Countdown, Wanted Dead
Or Alive, Here I Go Again, Cant
Fight This Feeling, and I Want To
Know What Love Is.
Taylor became enamored of the show
when it was popular on Broadway several years ago.
It was a silly goofy show filled with
great 1980s power rock songs and ballads that had the audience clapping in
the aisles. I had seen it several more
times on Broadway, on tour and in Las
Vegas (where it had a sit-down production at the Venetian Hotel for several
years). Every time I have seen it the
audience had a great time. I knew after
the first time I saw it that I wanted to do
it here at the UDT as soon as it was
Still, recreating classic rock songs isnt
The biggest challenge has been for
our music director Pat Provencio getting
the cast to emulate the sound of these
iconic 1980s hit songs a challenge
she has met, Taylor said.
Audience members will seem some
very familiar faces mixed in with the

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new in the cast.

Familiar actors include sound-and
visual-man-extraordinaire Don Cieslik
who plays the narrator Lonny, and
Tanisha Lewis who plays Justice, the
proprietor of the Venus Strip Club.
Jonathan Contreras who plays the lead
role of Drew is new. Nabil Gonzalez,
who played Maria in West Side Story,
plays the lead role of Sherrie, and
Sebastian Orozco, who played Action in
West Side Story, plays the role of lead
rocker Stacie Jaxx.
Taylor admits directing this show has
been a guilty pleasure for him. His
favorite part is getting to sit through
rehearsals and sing along to all the great
songs in the show. I know the audience
will have a great time clapping and
singing along as I do during rehearsals.
He does warn that the show has what
he calls a PG-13 rating.
The show is lighthearted, silly fun
with a sweet love story at its heart. But
do be aware that there is adult subject
matter and language. That is not to say
it is dirty by any means, but there are a
few words and situations that may cause
some people some concern.
He promises that audience members
will be as thoroughly entertained as he
is at rehearsals.
The show is packed full of great 80s
rock tunes performed by a very talented
cast of singers backed by a hard rocking
band. What more could you want?

Carol Viescas is a veteran of

community theater and teaches
journalism at Bel Air High School.

Rock of Ages runs Jan. 29-Feb. 14 at

the UTEP Dinner Theatre. Information:
747-6060 or

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Jays Pix Presents at the International

Museum Film historian Jay Duncan and the

Sunset Film Society hosts film presentations at

2 p.m. Saturdays at International Museum of
Art, 1211 Montana. Presentations will include
commentary, anecdotes and facts behind the
films. Admission is free. Popcorn, beverages,
candy and snacks available for purchase.
Information: 543-6747 (museum),
The society will present a serial chapter at the
beginning of each screening. Beginning this
month is the 1936 Flash Gordon series
February features romantic films.
Feb. 6: Sleepless in Seattle. Tom Hanks is
a newly widowed Chicago architect with an 8year-old son. Meg Ryan is a newspaper
reporter engaged to be married.
Feb. 13: Midnight in Paris. Gil Pender
(Owen Wilson) is a struggling screenwriter
confronted with the shortcomings of his materialistic fiance (Rachel McAdams) while vacationing in Paris. After an argument, Gil gets lost
in the back streets of Paris and back in time.
Directed by Woody Allen.
Feb. 20: A Walk in the Clouds. Set in
1945, An Army sergeant (Keanu Reeves)
returns home to San Francisco to reunite with
his wife. A chance meeting on a train with the
daughter of a family who owns a vineyard sets
in motion a new direction.
Feb. 27: Sabrina. The 1995 remake (starring Harrison Ford) of the 1954 film is based on
Samuel Taylors play, Sabrina Fair. A chauffeurs daughter has a lifelong crush on the
handsome younger brother (Greg Kinnear) in
the wealthy household where her father

Texas Tech University Film Series

The monthly film program presents Grand

Hotel at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at El Paso
Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza.
Admission is free. Information: 212-0330 or
The 1932 movie, set in a Berlin hotel filled
with romance and intrigue, stars Greta Garbo,
John and Lionel Barrymore, Joan Crawford and
Wallace Beery.

Pax Christi Film Series The series

presents The Black Power Mistape at 3 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 14, at the Mother Teresa Center,
2400 E. Yandell. Discussion will follow.
Admission is free, donations accepted.
Information: 740-3962.
The film shows another side of the Black
Panthers running community schools, serving
free breakfasts, and teaching self-defense. Its a
film that combines music, never-before-seen
footage by a group of Swedish journalists, and
audio interviews with artists, activists, musicians and scholars.

Get Reel Film Series The UTEP film

series is in the Union Cinema, Union Building

East, First Floor. Showings are 7 p.m.
Thursdays and Fridays. Admission: $3 general
admission; $2 with valid Minder Gold Card.
Combo tickets (include hot dog, small soda and
popcorn) are $5. Season passes for all eight
movies: $18. Tickets available in advance at the
UTEP Ticket Center, at the door pr via
Facebook. Information: 747-5648 or on
Facebook at UTEP/OSL.
Feb. 18-19: The Good Dinosaur
Feb. 25-26: The Danish Girl

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March 3-4: The Revenant

Jays Pix Presents Film historian, educa-

tor, writer, archivist, collector Jay Duncan and

the Sunset Film Society host the monthly film
series at noon Sunday, Feb. 21, at Ardovinos
Desert Crossing Gallery (in main restaurant),
One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park.
Admission is free but reservations strongly recommended; RVSP via
Featured this month is the 1987 film
Moonstruck. Starring Cher and Nicolas Cage,
this examination of Italian-American families is
filled with vignettes of acute observations; bolstered by Academy Award-winning performances from Cher and Olympia Dukakis, and
screenwriter John Patrick Shanley.
Coming March 20 is a special St. Patricks
Day attraction, The Quiet Man, with John
Wayne and Maureen OHara.

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. Theatre
closed Feb. 12. Information, schedule: (575)
524-8287 or
A special screening of A Ballerinas Tale, a
documentary on African American ballerina
Misty Copeland that examines her prodigious
rise and her potentially career ending injury
alongside themes of race and body image in the
elite ballet world is 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
Jan. 29-Feb. 4: Trumbo. In 1947, Dalton
Trumbo was Hollywoods top screenwriter
until he and other artists were blacklisted for
their political beliefs. Starring Bryan Cranston,
Diane Lane and Helen Mirren. No matinee Jan
Feb. 5-11: Carol. In 1950s New York, a
department store clerk who dreams of a better
life falls for an older, married woman. Starring
Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler
and Sarah Paulson.
Feb. 13-18: The Danish Girl. The lives and
work of Danish artists Lili Elbe (Eddie
Redmayne) and Gerda Wegener (Alicia
Vikander) evolve as they navigate Lilis journey
as a transgender pioneer.
Feb. 19-25: 2016 Oscar Shorts
The MVFS presents five live action short films
and documentary shorts nominated for the
2016 Academy Awards. No Feb. 20 matinee.
Feb. screening at 1: 30 p.m.; no evening
screening Feb. 25.
Feb. 26-March 3: Difret. A lawyer travels
to an Ethiopian village to represent a 14-yearold girl who shot the man who had abducted
her. No Feb. 27 matinee.
New Mexico Museum of Space
History 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. The

museums Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater

tickets are $6 ($5.50 for seniors and military;
$4.50 ages 4-12). Ages 3 and under free for all
shows. Museum/IMAX combo tickets available.
Information: (877) 333-6589 or (575) 437-2840
or Currently showing:
National Geographics Sea Monsters: A
Prehistoric Adventure. The film brings to life
the marine reptiles of the dinosaur age.

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Showtimes are noon at 4 p.m.

Journey Into Amazing Caves. Expert cavers
explore unusual caves, from ice caves in
Greenland to underwater caves in the jungles
of Mexico. Show times are 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The New Digital Star Show is 11 a.m., 1 and 3

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):
Feb. 5:
Hail, Caesar! (Universal) Channing Tatum,
Scarlett Johansson Ralph Fiennes. Directed by
Ethan Coen and Joel Coen.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Sony)
Lily James, Douglas Booth, Lena Headey.
Directed by Burr Steers.

ver a century ago, an anthropologist studying the native people of

northern Canada made the observation that the Inuit had dozens, maybe
over 100, words for snow.
That claim has been disputed by linguists, some noting that the Eskimo languages had a way of putting bits of
words together to form bigger words
that acted more like sentences describing
things, including snow.
Either way, the point remains that these
indigenous people developed a precise
way of talking about something that was
of extreme importance in their lives.
By comparison, when we in El Paso
experience snow, we almost struggle to
come up with that simple word itself,
since its such a rare phenomenon. Who
cares whether its wet and clinging, or
fine and powdery? Its just snow.
Apparently our modern age has the
same imprecision when it comes to
describing love. We use the same
word in phrases ranging from I love
pizza to I love Star Wars to I love
you. And in tennis, of course, it means
nothing at all.
Not so for the ancient Greeks.
Traditionally it is said that the Greeks
have four words for love, but actually
there were eight or more, depending on
the authorities being cited. The four
main words are storge (affection),
philia (friendship), eros (sexual
love) and agape (divine love).
The most famous exposition of these
different kinds of love is the short book,
The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis, an
English scholar and prolific author best
known for his Christian writings, including The Narnia Chronicles.
The Four Loves is one of his later
works, coming out a few years before
his death in 1963. I decided to re-read it
after recommending it to a pastor for an
upcoming series on love, appropriately
spanning the month of February.
Interestingly, of all the Greek words
used for love, agape is the one that is
predominantly used in the New
Testament, but otherwise is rarely found
in ancient Greek. Its argued that
Christianity brought into the world a
unique concept of divine love that no
other commonly used word could
describe. So agape, a word that had

February 2016

Feb. 12:
Deadpool (20th Century-Fox) Morena
Baccarin, Ryan Reynolds, Gina Carano.
Directed by Tim Miller.
How to Be Single (Warner Bros.) Alison
Brie, Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson. Directed
by Christian Ditter.
Zoolander 2 (Paramount) Ben Stiller, Luke
Wilson, Macaulay Culkin, Kristin Wiig, Benedict
Cumberbatch. Directed by Stiller. Sequel to
2001 film.
Feb. 19:
Embrace of the Serpent (Oscilloscope)
Nibio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar.
Directed by Ciro Guerra.
Race (Focus) Carice van Houten, Jason
Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons. Directed by Stephen
Shut In (EuropaCorp) Jacob Tremblay,
Naomi Watts, Oliver Platt. Directed by Farren
Viral (Dimension) Analeigh Tipton,

been primarily used in the ancient Greek

world in the sense of love as a matter of
respect or principle, was pressed into
service to identify the love of God.
What sets agape, godly love, apart
from the other loves most of all, Lewis
notes, is that it is intentional, an act of
the will. Affection, friendship and sexual
love arise spontaneously on their own,
but the love that forgoes self-satisfaction
and seeks only the good of the other
requires an inspired dedication of mind
and spirit.
Its not unusual in Christian circles to
downplay all other forms of love and
talk as if agape was the only real love.
Lewis is not critical of the other kinds of
love, but considers them natural forms
of love that can lead to good or evil. He
compares them to plants in a garden; left
wild, they never develop into what is
most beautiful and precious. Cultivated,
they not only thrive but also serve a
greater purpose.
To extend Lewiss analogy, all natural
love is born in the soil of human nature
but only flourishes when nurtured not
only by human effort but also the intervention of sun and rain from above.
No greater teaching on love is found in
the Bible than Pauls famous love chapter, I Cor. 13. Whats striking about this
passage is that Paul spends more time
talking about what love (agape) is
not than he does describing what it is.
At the end of The Four Love, Lewis
also confesses that this divine love is
understood sometimes only by its
absence. He writes:
Perhaps, for many of us, all experience merely defines, so to speak, the
shape of the gap where our love of God
ought to be.

Michael Kelly, Sofia Black-DElia. Directed by

Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman.

Feb. 26:
Ben-Hur (Paramount) Jack Huston,
Nazanin Boniadi, Haluk Bilginer; Directed by
Timur Bekmambetov. Re-imagining of the
famed Lew Wallace novel.
Kidnap (Relativity) Halle Berry, Lew
Temple, Dana Gourrier. Directed by Luis
The Other Side of the Door (20th CenturyFox) Jeremy Sisto, Sarah Wayne Callies,
Javier Botet. Directed by Johannes Roberts.

The Witch (A24) Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph

Ineson, Kate Dickie. Directed by Robert

DVD Releases

Feb. 2:
The Last Witch Hunter. PG-13
Feb. 9:
Crimson Peak. R
Spectre. PG-13
Feb. 16:
Black Mass. R


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In Jurez
Museo del INBA, Museo del
Chamizal, Cibeles, Alianza
Francesa, Biblioteca
Municipal Parque Borunda,
Telon de Arena

Very few elder statesmen in the world of

country music still walk the earth, let alone
are still touring. Hank Williams left us long
ago, of course, and more recently Johnny
Cash and Waylon Jennings. Lucky for us, we
still have two workhorses trekking across the
country year-round: Willie Nelson and Merle
Haggard. Haggard will be making his way to
Inn of the Mountain Gods Jan. 30. He ushered in new generations that keep the genre
of outlaw country alive and well today.
Hayes Carll, Todd Snider and Kacey
Musgraves all owe a tip of the hat to the
Okie from Muskogee. At age 78 he is still
getting it done, both live and in the studio.
His most recent release came out only a few
years ago, and nine out of the 11 tunes were
originals. He has more than 30 No. 1 hits
under his belt and a career that spans half a
century. Hell be in the heart of ski country
on a Saturday, making this the perfect weekend getaway from the Sun City.

National: Placebo, MTV

Unplugged, Ume

Once upon a time when there was no

YouTube, all the children in the land gathered around their TV sets to view the phenomenon of music television. It was called
MTV, with copious amounts of actual music
videos. There was no time for pregnant teens
or reckless kids from New Jersey or down
South or anywhere else for that matter. They
also featured a few programs specifically
related to music, and MTV Unplugged was
their crown jewel in that department. It was
so popular that it even spawned a clothing
line and a coffee table book. The setting was
original, featuring diverse artists in an
acoustic setting where many flourished (and
unfortunately a few did not). There is still
archive material in high demand; just last
year R.E.M. officially released their first performances from a quarter-century ago. The
latest group taking on the challenge are the
European chart toppers Placebo. The show
covers their entire career, including 36
Degrees from their debut which in their
words stands the test of time, and I
couldnt agree more. The audience is also
treated to the stellar live track Bosco, and
the show rounds out with their amazing rendition of the Pixies Where Is My Mind?
My recommendation is to throw out your
prescriptions immediately, take this MTV
Unplugged placebo and repeat twice daily.

Dan Baird & Homemade Sin,

Get Loud, JCPL

In 2013 Dan Baird found out about Circus

Life the results must have agreed with
him, because hes back with another great
solo disc. The former frontman for the
Georgia Satellites was not the most productive musician in the game. After the demise
of his original band he only put out two discs
in seven years. That all changed in the new
millennium. He came flying out of the gate
with both his own record and a collection
with his band, the Yahoos, in the same year.
He went on his own for a few releases since
then, but the last three have been with another new group, the Bluefields. Now its solo
time once again. The latest is Get Loud.
The album features his trademark gritty, raucous vocals while teetering between the rock
side of the seesaw with fuzz-filled guitars
and then back down to earth with twangedout Americana perfection. The disc is filled
with southern-fried goodness and cow punk
slathered generously through all 11 cuts. As
Dan himself instructs, Get Loud, and I
cant think of a better sentiment when popping this one on but to crank it up.

El Paso Scene

The Black Crowes A Texan

Tornado, Sutra

The Black Crowes released their final studio

album in 2009. Since then the brothers
Robinson have given us some great solo
material individually, but the Crowes always
fly best when soaring together. They also
tend to fly even higher in a live setting and
over the years have released a handful of inconcert recordings, but none focuses squarely on their early material. In fact the first
official one didnt come out until a full
decade after the bands debut. All that has
now changed with the release of A Texan
Tornado. This show is from their 1993 tour
between their second and third albums. It has
a bootleg feel but where it lacks in pristine
audio quality, it makes up for in set list, with
half the cuts coming from their brilliant
sophomore CD, Southern Harmony &
Musical Companion. Throughout the entire
disc the band is on fire with extended renditions, punched-up performances, and an
infectious youthful exuberance. All which is
even more impressive considering the band
wasnt making anything for the gig; it was a
free concert at the Sam Houston Coliseum.
Who knew A Texan Tornado was such a
good thing for a band that had a turbulent
whirlwind of a career together.

Collectibles: Izzy Stradlin, Izzy

Stradlin and the Ju Ju
Hounds, Music on Vinyl

Izzy Stradlin left Guns N Roses almost 25

years ago, and he built up an extensive solo
catalogue of work over that time. He averaged about an album every two years, and
each one is incredible. As brilliant as they all
are, none can ever seem to match his debut,
which is why we dialed in the vinyl reissue
of 1992s Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju
Hounds. This a full-blown assault of
Stones-esque rock, a bit of slide guitar, a
tickling of those organ keys, and his very
unique high octane version of the reggae
classic Pressure Drop. He is also joined by
the legendary Ian Mclagan and Nicky
Hopkins. Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones
even makes an appearance covering his own
cut, Take a Look at The Guy. Vinyl reissues are now the very life blood of the music
industry, so there is no better time than now
for this platter to receive its overhaul. It is
being reissued as an import only, pressed on
180-gram orange-colored disc with only a
thousand being made. Each one is individually numbered, so these are sure to disappear
extremely quickly.
Keep an eye out for these new
and upcoming releases:

Jeff Buckley You And I

Primal Scream Chaosmosis
Violent Femmes We Can Do Anything
Brian Chozick is owner of Tumblin
Dice Music. Drop him a line at

February 2016

Monster Jam The Monster Truck Show is

7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 56, at Sun Bowl Stadium. Tickets: $12
(Ticketmaster). Information:
Admission: $5; four and younger free.
Information: (575) 522-4100 or

LCSO with Yevgeny Kutik Las Cruces

Symphony Orchestra presents the guest violinist, March 5-6, at NMSUs Atkinson Recital
Hall, performing Mozarts Overture to Cosi
Fan Tutte, Wieniawskis violin Concerto No. 2
and Beethovens Symphony No. 5. Showtime is
7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets:
$35-$45. Information: (575) 646-3709 or


Cowboy Days The 17th annual celebra-

tion of Southwest pioneer heritage is Saturday

and Sunday, March 5-6, at the New Mexico
Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100
Dripping Springs Rd., Las Cruces.

El Paso Natural Hair Expo Bebe

Michelle of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., hosts the natural hair expo noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 6,
at Cascadas Ballroom, 1071 Country Club.
Information: 209-2819 or

Alberto Escamilla Retrospect and

New Work exhibit Escamilla will be the

featured artist for March with a retrospective

and some new artwork, at the Womans Club
of El Paso, 1400 N. Mesa. Reception is 4 to 8
p.m. Thursday, March 10, with live music,
hors doeuvres and refreshments. Admission is
free. Information: 532-6131, 851-0742 or

Home and Garden Expo The 16th

annual expo is March 11-13 at the El Paso

Convention Center. Hours are 2 to 6 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: (361) 882-2071

Camp Furlong Day and Cabalgata

Binacional The 100th Anniversary of

Pancho Villas raid in 1916, will be celebrated at

the 13th annual event is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 12, at Pancho Villa State Park,
off State Roads 11 and 9, Columbus, N.M,
Information: Pancho Villa State Park (575) 5312711, Columbus City Hall (575) 531-2663 or

Sun Country Doll Folks The clubs

42nd annual doll show and sale is 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. Saturday, March 12, at the Best Western
Plus, 6655 Gateway West. Admission: $3 ($1
children). Information: 637-3438.

Carl Hertzog Day The 17th biennial

Carl Hertzog Lecture is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday,
March 13, at El Paso Natural Gas Conference
Center, across from the UTEP Library. This
years lecture is Clios Twitter Feed: The
Humanities in a Digital World by Michael L.
Gillette, Ph.D., Executive Director, Humanities
Texas. Free. Information: 747-6720.

A Company of Wayward Saints

Kids-N-Co. presents the play March 18-April

10. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Fridays and
Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $5-$7.
Information, location: 351-1455 or on
Facebook at El Paso Kids-n-Co.

Insane Inflatable 5K The inflatable

obstacle challenge run is Saturday, March 19,
at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Cost: $57
through Feb. 12; $60 Feb. 13-March 4; $65
March 5-18: $75 day of event. All access pass is
$100. Information, registration:
Kidspalooza El Paso Symphony

Orchestra hosts the 9th annual family art and

music festival 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday,
March 19, throughout Downtown.
Information: 532-3776 or

Bataan Memorial Death March The

27th annual marathon-length (26.2 miles)
march is Sunday, March 20 at White Sands
Missile Rang. A 14.2-mile honorary mach also
offered. Online registration at

Desert Lights Art Show & Sale

The Alazan Artists impressionistic oil painters

groups 7th exhibit, sale and reception for
recent works is 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday,
March 20, at the selaroM Events and
Ballroom, 6633 N Mesa, Information: 526-1367

Siglo de Oro Drama Festival The

41st anniversary celebration of the Spanish language dramatic arts from Spains Golden Age
runs Wednesday through Saturday, March 30April 2 at the Chamizal National Memorial
Theatre, 800 S. San Marcial. Performances
begin at 7 p.m. Early arrival encouraged, as
seating is limited. Admission is free on a first
come, first served basis (no reservations).
Information: 532-7273 or

Svetlana Smolina Las Cruces Civic

Sesame Street Live Make a New

Friend March 25-27 at the Abraham

Carmen El Paso Opera presents the

STOMP 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March

30, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets; $37.50$62.50.

Concert Association presents the pianist at 3

p.m. Sunday, March 13, Rio Grande Theater,
211 N. Main , Las Cruces. Tickets: $25. information: (575) 405-7429, or
George Bizet opera at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and
Saturday, March 17 and 19, at Abraham
Chavez Theatre, featuring guest artistic director David Holloway. Tickets: $30, $50, $70 and
$90; discounts for groups of ten or more, student, military, senior and subscribers
(Ticketmaster). Information: 581-5534 or
February 2016

Chavez Theatre. Information: 1-800-745-3000


Padres vs. Chihuahuas Exhibition

Game The San Diego Padres and the El

Paso Chihuahuas will host a Spring Training

exhibition game Thursday, March 31, 2016 at
Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street
in Downtown El Paso. Ticket information: 533BASE or

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Real Estate El Paso


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