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2016 International
Eye of the Camera

Inside: Over 600 things

to do, places to go!

Aug. 7-30 at the International

Museum of Art, 1211 Montana

Opening Reception 2-4 p.m. Aug. 7

This years El Paso Scene Cover Award

goes to Beautiful Castner Range (above)
by Miguel Martinez

End of Summer Means Chile Season!

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less women and children is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, July 30, at El Maida Shrine, 6331
Alabama, hosted by the Shrines Red Barons.
The show features all classes of cars and
motorcycles, plus pedal cars and low-rider
bicycles; plus food, vendors, raffles and performance by Explosion at 7 p.m., along with
other entertainment.
Entry is free for spectators; donations on toiletry items welcome. Entry fee is $20 for cars
and $15 for bicycles in advance; $25 and $20 at
the door. Information: 929-9055.

Alameda Auto Electric Car Show

Boarder City Game Convention The

Meeple Board Game Societys inaugural tabletop gaming convention is 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. Sunday, July 29-31, at UTEP Unions
3rd floor. Open to anyone interested in trying a
new hobby, casual gamers looking to learn
more, and seasoned gamers looking for others
to enjoy a game with. Cost: $22 in advance;
$30 at the door. Group passes available.
Information: (361) 215-4681 or
Events include open gaming, tournaments, raffles, panels and guest speakers, vendors, oversized games and more.
Quest for Hope Car Show A car

show to benefit the Reynolds Home for home-

The inaugural car show presented by Kids

Excel is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at
Bassett Places Montana side parking lot, with
more than 200 unique cars, professional judges,
50/50 raffle, and door prizes. General admission is free; vehicle registration: $20 online at Information: 8731978.

Fiesta de San Lorenzo The annual fiesta at San Lorenzo Catholic Church in Clint is
noon to midnight Friday through Sunday, Aug.
5-7. Admission is free to all events.
Information: 851-2255.
One of El Paso Countys oldest traditions, the
event includes food, games, rides, matachines,
loteria and live music throughout the weekend.
The event traditionally attracts more than
10,000 people each day.
To get there, take the Clint exit from I-10 and
follow the Mission Trail signs.
Rock the Fort All That Remains headlines
Fort Bliss MWRs summertime concert extravaganza Saturday, Aug. 6, at Biggs Park, 11388
Sergeant Major Blvd on Fort Bliss, with Icon for
Hire and other live bands, food and drink ven-

dors, beer garden and more. Bring a lawn chair

or blanket; no outside food and beverages,
glass containers, coolers or pets allowed. Gates
open at 4 p.m.; admission is free; beer garden
access is $10 (includes 10 beer samples); preferred tent seating is $15. Information: 5888247 or

John Wesley Hardins Demise The

Concordia Heritage Associations John Wesley

Hardin Secret Society annual commemoration is 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Concordia
Cemetery, 3700 Yandell. The event marks the
infamous gunslingers 1895 fatal shooting with a
special gravesite ceremony and reenactment by
Six Guns and Shady Ladies and historians.
There will also be the annual Toast to John
Wesley. Short ghost tour follows. Bring lawn
chairs, flashlight and closed-toe shoes. Old
West attire encouraged. Admission: $5 ($2 military, students, seniors; free for age 6 and
younger). Information: 581-7920, 591-2326 or
The historic Central El Paso cemetery is
between Yandell and Gateway West east of
Copia. Proceeds from the event benefit the
preservation and restoration of the cemetery,
including the recently added Military Memorial.
Hardin moved to El Paso in 1895 after his
release from prison. He was shot to death in
Aug. 19, 1895, by Constable John Selman.
Hardin was 42, and claimed to have killed 30

Sun City Regional Classic National

qualifier body building, figure, physique and
bikini championships are Saturday, Aug. 20, at
UTEPs Magoffin Auditorium. Prejudging begins
at 9:30 a.m.; finals at 6 p.m. Entry fee per event
is $85 ($50 late fee).

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


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Ardovinos Desert Crossing Farmers

Market. Brunch available la carte.
Page 11.

Scene Spotlight highlights events

advertised in this issue.

El Paso Classic Film Festival The

worlds largest Film Festival runs Aug. 414 at the Plaza Theatre and surrounding
locations, with film screenings, exhibits,
special guest appearance and more.
Page 40.
El Paso Live events Page 12.
At Plaza Theatre:
Aug. 19 OV7 y Kabah
Aug. 21: Menopause the Musical
Sept. 1 The Fab Four (Ultimate
Beatles Tribute)
At Abraham Chavez:
Aug. 26 Beach Boys

Park After Dark Concerts Sunland

Park Racetrack and Casinos presents
live music events the first Friday of the
month. Page 3.
Aug. 5: Voz de Mando
Sept. 2: La Maquinaria Nortea

Midsummer Jersey EPCC

Performers Studios Summer Repertory
presents the Jersey version of
Shakespeares Midsummer Nights
Dream July 28-Aug. 7 at the
Transmountain Forum Theatre, benefiting student scholarships Directed by Ken
Ludwig. Page 33.

The Sorcerer Gilbert and Sullivan

Company of El Paso celebrate 47 years
of innocent merriment with their summer
performances July 29-Aug. 7 at
Chamizal National Memorial. Page 9.
August: Osage County El Paso
Playhouse presents the play by Tracy
Letts Aug. 5-28, directed by Mario
Rodriguez. Page 35.

El Paso Art Association Showing

Aug. 26-Sept. 24 at the associations
Crosland Gallery is Good Compan with
opening reception July 15. Page 5.
Continuing through Aug. 20 at the
Crossland Gallery is Fresh Faces &
Undulating Rhythms.
International Eye of the Camera is
Aug. 7-31 at International Museum of
Art, with opening reception Aug. 7.
Submissions for Arts International 2016
taken through Aug. 28.
El Paso Psychic Fair The fair featuring 12 or more professional intuitive and
psychics is Aug. 13-14 at Hawthorn Inn.
Page 18.

Movies in the Canyon El Paso Live

presents free movies Fridays and
Saturdays, Aug. 19-Oct. 1, at
McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Page
The Princess Bride Sunset Film
Society hosts a free screening of the
favorite fantasy adventure Aug. 21

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Symphonic Springsteen El Paso

Symphony Orchestra presents The
Music of Bruce Springsteen Aug. 27 at
Plaza Theatre. Page 20.

LAlliance Franaise dEl Paso

French classes registration is Aug. 2526, at the AFEP School. Classes begin
Aug. 29 for adults, and Sept. 3 for children. Page 19.

Encores and Overtures El Paso

Operas celebrates its 23rd season with
its gala fundraising event Sept. 10, at
Camino Real Hotel. Page 31.
Baby Bump Day Desert Sun
Chiropractic hosts the event geared
towards expecting and new mothers
Sept. 10 at the clinic. Page 29.

The Capitol Steps The hilarious

politically incorrect musical satire comedy troupe puts politics and scandal to
music Sept. 15 at Lee Ross Capshaw
Auditorium at Coronado High School.
Page 13.

Chile Pepper Challenge El Paso

Bicycle Clubs annual ride benefiting
Humane Society of El Paso is Sept. 25
at Grace Gardens. Page 20.

All Indian Reunion Ysleta High

Schools 18th annual reunion is planned
for Oct. 22. Page 25.
Hal Marcus Gallery Showing
through Jan. 13 is Retro Retablo,
works by 20 area artists featuring retro
and nostalgic style retablo inspired
works. Page 28.

Summer Volleyball Camps West

Side Stars host their summer youth volleyball camps for all ages through the
summer months. Half and full days
camps offered. Page 27.

Southern New Mexico

Alto Artists Studio Tour The annual

tour featuring artist from the Alto, N.M.
area is Aug. 5-7, with a preview party
Aug. 4 at the Spencer Theater. Page 16.
Southwest Print Fiesta Mimbres
Region Arts Council hosts a weekend or
print making, silk screen and more Sept.
3-4 at the Seedboat Gallery in Silver
City, with demonstrations, childrens
activities, live music and more. Page 19.

Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral

Show Grant County Rolling Stones
Gem and Mineral Societys 33rd annual
show is Sept. 3-5, at Western New
Mexico University in Silver City. Page 39.

Gila River Festival The 12th annual

festival celebrating the natural and cultural history of the Gila is Sept. 22-25 in
Silver City. Page 7.

Fountain Theatre Mesilla Valley Film

Societys theatre on the Plaza in historic
Old Mesilla show independent, art, foreign and other non-mainstream films.
Page 36.

y introduction to the chile culture of El Paso came shortly

after I moved here 30 years ago
from the Midwest. I ordered chili at the
local Wendys, and my custom was to add
hot sauce to the chili. But the chili at the
El Paso Wendys had a slightly different
aroma to it, so I tasted it first and realized
that no hot sauce was needed.
Someone apparently had already added
more chile to the chili. There was a different recipe for chili in El Paso than
Columbus, Ohio. It was much spicier.
Then there was the salsa offered with
the chips at every Mexican restaurant.
The mildest salsa in El Paso was much
hotter than any I had tasted elsewhere.
And the Mexican food served here was
much spicier than what passed for
Mexican food anywhere else, even in
Southern California where I had lived for
many years.
My taste buds have made the adjustment. Salsa is now my favorite condiment. Im not a full-blown chilehead
you wont see me nibbling on
habaneros but jalapeos dont scare
me at all.
I wouldnt have been surprised by the
chile in the food here if I had known that
El Paso was just a few miles downstream
from the most famous chile-growing
region in the world, the Hatch Valley of
southern New Mexico.
Last year I went to a chile roasting party
hosted by my brother-in-laws relatives
who farm chile near Hatch. They bring in
tons of the green chile freshly harvested
from the fields and pile them into gasheated roasters. The blackened chile skins
are rinsed off, and the roasted chile is
packed into plastic bags. We all go home
with plenty of chile to pack our freezer
for the coming year. The frozen bags of
Hatch chile are our favorite gift to take
with us when visiting friends or family
who have moved far away. Its a real
taste of home for former El Pasoans.
For those of us who live here, its not
just the taste of the chile. The sight of the
chile growing in the fields, the red and
green colors of the chile everywhere, the
smell of chile roasting at local markets

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are all part of the total sensory delight

that chile brings.
For more about our delightful chile culture, see Lisa Tates feature story beginning on Page 21.
Congratulations to Miguel Martinez for
his photograph of Beautiful Castner
Range, which won the El Paso Scene
Cover Award in the annual International
Eye of the Camera exhibition showing
Aug. 7-30 at the International Museum of
Art, sponsored by the El Paso Art
Association. Join them at the opening
reception, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7.
This is a good time to remind all photographers that we welcome your submissions for El Paso Scene covers. In particular, we would love to see some of the
best photographs you took last winter of
our post-Christmas showstorm, so we can
consider them for December or January
covers. Send your images to me at
Some other reminders:
We never have enough room for everything in our print publication, but the
internet version does! For longer listings
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events on our website, and you can sign
up to get them by email each Monday.
Our Facebook page now has over 2,000
likes and is a handy way to post your
upcoming event. Just type in El Paso
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Audience tickets: $20 for prelims; $30 and

$40 for finals. Military discounts available.
Ticket information: (575) 649-6789, or on Facebook at H & F Productions.

Minerpalooza 2016 UTEPs 26th annual

back-to-school bash and pep rally 6 p.m. to

midnight Friday, Aug. 26, in P-9 parking lot on
the UTEP campus. The family friendly event
features fall sports teams, games, information
booths and appearances by UTEP athletes,
along with live entertainment and family activities. Full talent line up to be announced.
Admission is free; food and some activities sold
separately. Miner game tickets will be sold.
Information: 747-5648, or
on Facebook.

St. Nicholas Greek Food Festival

The 30th annual festival of vibrant Greek culture is Aug. 26-28 at the Greek Orthodox
Church of St. Nicholas, 124 S. Festival. Hours
are 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m.
Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Admission
is free; raffle tickets available for purchase.
Information: 833-0882 or on Facebook at EP
Greek Food Fest.
Food is always the star of the show at the
Greek Festival, including chicken and lamb
entrees, shishkabobs and more, as well as
baklava and other pastries, plus ice cream and
baklava sundaes.
Wines and souvenirs sold in the country store,
Live Greek band and dancing entertainment
with Greek and Mediterranean dancers.

El Paso Wine Festival Noon to 11 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27-28, at Vista Hills

Country Club, 2210 Trawood, with tasting and
purchasing opportunities of more than 200
wines and 50 craft beers, and live entertainment.
Portion of the proceeds benefit Rio Grande
Cancer Foundation. Tickets: $25 general
admission (includes five tastings and commemorative glass; good for both days); $35 VIP
Saturday; $30 VIP Sunday; children: $10, with
paid adult. Information: 479-2220, or on Facebook.
Grand Tastings are 4 p.m. Saturday and 3
p.m. Sunday, with wine, liquor and beer samples, hors doeuvres prepared by our local
chefs. Tickets: $75 per day (includes 10 samples and food pairings).

Great American Rockabilly Riot The

5th annual Kustom Kulture Extravaganza hosted by Hardknocks Car Club, is

11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at
Ascarate Lake, 6900 Delta, with a rockabilly
concert, Kustom Car Show featuring Rat Rods
and more, Auto Swap Meet, vendors, pin-up
girl contest. All ages welcome. Tickets: $20;
available online at
This years musical headliners are Reverend
Horton, with special guests The Paladins. Also
performing are The Shadowmen, Hillside
Gamblers, Rockabilly Stranglers, Double
Clutchers, Speed Kings and Sorry About Your
In conjunction with the event is a pre-shindig
Friday, Aug. 26, at Great American Land and
Cattle, 7600 Alabama; and a free Hot Rod Run
Sunday, Aug. 28.

Southwest Skin and Beauty Expo

The 2nd expo is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday,
Aug. 27, at Field House at the Market, 6827
Market (at Hawkins), with 35 exhibitors, fitness
performances, beauty make over demonstrations, as well as kids activities, boxing ring, fitness exhibits, door prizes, booth raffles and a
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car raffle. There will also be a fashion show,

hair show, local fitness appearances and local
ambassadors. Tickets: $7 ($5 senior citizens,
teachers and law enforcement with valid ID).
Information: 626-4299 or

Last Thursdays The Downtown monthly

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

Southern New Mexico

Lincoln County Fair The 63rd annual

fair is Aug. 1-6, at the County Fairgrounds at

5th and Hwy 48 in Capitan, N.M. (north of
Ruidoso), featuring exhibits in several livestock
categories. Admission is free. Information:
(575) 648-2311 or

Old Lincoln Days The annual celebration

of Lincolns Wild West heritage is Aug. 5-7 in

Lincoln, N.M., a restored Western town
famous for the bloody Lincoln County Wars of
1878 and the escape of Billy the Kid after he
was sentenced to die by hanging. The town,
maintained by the Lincoln State Monument and
Lincoln County Heritage Trust, is on U.S. 380
about 30 minutes from Ruidoso. The event features a parade, vendors, food, living history
demonstrations and more 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
daily, with a parade at 11 a.m. Sunday.
Information: (575) 653-4372 or
The Last Escape of Billy the Kid folk pageant is 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3
p.m. Sunday on the pageant grounds.
Saturdays performance preceded by country
concert with Tawnya Reynolds and Don Pedigo
at 6 p.m. Pageant admission: $10 ($6 ages 6-12;
free for age 5 and younger).

Art & Wine in the Cool Pines The

wine and art festival is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6-7,
at Sacramento Mountain Historical Museum in
Cloudcroft, N.M. with art, wine, food and live
music. Tickets: $12 in advance; $15 at the door
(includes wine glass). Information: (575) 6822932 or

Carrizozo Festival and Artists Studio Tour

The artists tour is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and

Sunday, Aug. 13-14, featuring more than 15
Carrizozo, N.M. artists studios. Artists will
open their studios, sculpture gardens, and
other art spaces to view paintings, drawings,
sculpture, pottery, sewing, jewelry furniture,
fiber art and other handcrafted items. Details
to be announced. Look for streamers marking
the locations. Festival events are 4 to 11 p.m.
Friday. Information:

Run to the Copper Country Car Show

The 24th annual car show is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 20, at Gough Park in Silver

City, N.M., with vendors, refreshments, raffles,
oldies music and a trophy winner parade.
Sponsored by Copper Country Cruizers.
Admission is free; registration is $35 per car.
Information/registration: (575) 313-9700, (575)
574-2186 or
Registration is 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at
Holiday Inn Express, 1103 Superior, with a hot
dog burn at 5:30 p.m. and Oldies dance 6 to 8
The Cruizers are a family-oriented auto club,
limited to vehicles from 1973 and earlier.

Otero County Fair The 77th annual fair

and rodeo is Wednesday through Saturday,
Aug. 24-27 at the fairgrounds in Alamogordo,

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N.M. with various livestock shows, exhibits, a

frontier village, amusement rides, Queen pageant, a pet show and more. Information: (575)
434-0788 or
The fairgrounds are off U.S. 54 on the north
side of town, across from White Sands Mall.
Ranch rodeo performances are 7 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday, and 8 p.m. Friday
and Saturday, followed by country street
dances at 10 p.m. Admission: $8 general admission ($3 ages 12 and younger); available at the
gate only.
Parade is 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, on
Tenth Street.

Great American Duck Race The 37th

annual running of the ducks is Thursday

through Sunday, Aug. 25-28, in Deming, N.M.
This years theme is Beach Party Duck.
Admission is free for spectators, and anyone
can be a duck racer for just $5. The ducks are
provided; dont bring one. Call for entry forms.
Information: (888) 345-1125, (575) 544-0469
The Tournament of Ducks Parade is at 10
a.m. Saturday in downtown Deming.
Live Duck Races and Water Races are noon
to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon
Sunday at McKinley Duck Downs. Duck Race
eliminations and finals are 3 p.m. Sunday.
Other events include Duck Royalty Pageants
Thursday, carnival an vendors daily, hot air balloon rally, at 5K, race, outhouse races, tortilla
toss and more.

Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta The

35th annual regatta is Saturday and Sunday,
Aug. 27-28 at Lions Beach, Elephant Butte
Lake State Park. Events include competitions,
mass ascension of hot-air balloons, vendors,
arts and crafts, food, music and balloon-boat
relay and more. Admission: $5 per car.
Information: (575) 821-8558 or

West Texas

Big Bend Ranch Rodeo The annual

Working Ranch Cowboy Association-sanctioned rodeo is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday,
Aug. 12-13, at the Sul Ross State University
S.A.L.E. arena, Hwy 90 E, in Alpine. Area cowboys compete for cash and prizes in various
events including branch bronc riding, wild cow
milking, team doctoring, team branding and
team sorting. Tickets: $10; free for age 12 and
younger. Information: (432) 364-2696, or on Facebook.
Cutting horse competition is 8 a.m. Friday at
the 06 Flats Arena.

Bazaars and fairs

Wellington Chew Rummage Sale

Wellington Chew Senior Center, 430 Maxwell,

hosts its monthly rummage sale at 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 2. Information: 757-2523.

Our Lady of the Light Bazaar The

annual bazaar is Aug. 5-7, at Our Lady of the

Light Catholic Church, 4500 Delta, with entertainment food and drink booths with traditional
regional foods, family games and more.
Admission is free. Information: 532-1757.

Santa Teresita Kermess The 83rd

annual kermess is bazaar is 5 to 11 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 7, at Santa Teresita Mission
Church, 3400 Zapal, with music, games, bingo,
and authentic Mexican food: gorditas, tacos,
enchiladas, hamburgers, hot dogs, sodas and
aguas grescas. Admission is free. Information:

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San Judas-St. Judes bazaar St. Jude

Catholic Church, 4006 Hidden Way (off
Doniphan), hosts its 38th annual kermess Aug.
12-14, with live music, Lotera, Gorditas,
Enchiladas, aguas frescas and more. Admission
is free. Information, hours: 584-1095 or on
Facebook at StJudeElPaso
Music includes Chapter 13 and Sonora
Skandalo on Friday, Los Incredibles and
Majestral de Chihuahua on Saturday, and
Grupo Exito and Texas Band on Sunday.

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

to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13-14 at
Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway, at Boeing.
Admission: $5 for both days (private readings
not included with admission). Free admission
with active duty military I.D. Information: 3456245 or
The fair features aura photos, handmade New
Age crystal and gemstone jewelry, Feng Shui
products, and readings by 12 or more professional psychic readers and mediums from
across Texas and New Mexico. Readings
offered in English and Spanish.

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. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon. Well
behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653,
ext. 3.
Weekly events include kids tent activities,
educational talks, Master Gardener talks and
live music.
Weekly yoga classes are 9 to 10 a.m. with
Erin from Casa de Yoga. Cost per class: $10.
From El Paso, take Race Track Drive across
the Rio Grande and across McNutt Road (NM
273), continue past the post office and turn left
on Ardovino.
Master Gardeners Patio Talks are 9 a.m. during the summer and early fall.
Aug. 13: Good Bugs, Bad Bugs
Aug. 27: Vermiculte.

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

All American Mountain Festivals

River Rendezvous hosts the outdoor craft fairs
Friday through Sunday, Aug. 19-21, and
Saturday through Monday, Sept. 3-5, at All
American Park in Ruidoso Downs, N.M., across
from the tennis courts, featuring area arts and
crafts, food and live music. Admission is free.
Information: (575) 446-1441 or
Our Lady of the Valley Bazaar Our
Lady of the Valley Church and School, 8600
Winchester, hosts its annual kermess Friday
and Saturday, Aug. 19-20. Admission is free.
Information 490-4144.

St. Mark Church Bazaar St. Mark

Catholic Church, 11700 Pebble Hills, hosts it
annual bazaar 6 p.m. to midnight Friday and
Saturday and 6 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19-21,
with food and drinks, family activities, rides and
games, and local musical acts.
Admission: $2; $1 of which will be donated to a
local kitchen pantry. Information: 857-2955 or

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Mission Trail Art Market Area artisans

and craftspeople display their fine arts and
crafts for its 8th season 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on
the third Sunday of the month (Aug. 21) in the
historic Veterans Memorial Plaza in San
Elizario. Food and drink concessions and entertainment. Pets welcome. Admission is free.
Information: 851-0093 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

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

Punk Rock Flea Market El Pasos fami-

ly friendly punk rock market is 5 to 11 p.m. the

first and third Saturday of the month, at 1710
Joe Battle, with art, vinyl, retro, vintage, rockabilly items, collectibles, horror, punk-themed
items, antiques, kitsch, band shirts, natural
beauty products, comics and more. All ages
and pets welcome. Information: or on
Facebook at The El Paso Punk Rock Flea
The market hosts additional events on selected dates; see Facebook page for updated

Tabla Pop Up Mercado The mercado

is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first and third Saturday

of each month (during the Downtown Farmers
Market), at 115 S Durango, Suite D, with art,
music, fashion, baked goods, pet goodies,
soaps, skincare, handmade objects, food and
more. Admission is free. Information on
Facebook at tablapopupmercado.

The Edge Open-Air Craft & Farmers

Market The market is 8 a.m. to noon the

first Saturday of each month through Oct. 1,

at St. Pauls United Methodist Church, 7000
Edgemere, with local crafters, artists, food
trucks and community groups. As the growing
season progresses, farmers and growers will
sell their produce. Admission is free.
Information: 772-2734 or

Something for everyone

Pizza Eating Contest The Pizza Joint,

500 N. Stanton, hosts its inaugural pizza eating

contest at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 30. The objective is to find out who can eat a whole 20-inch
pepperoni pizza the fastest. Winner receives
free pizza every week for a year and more.
Acoustic music performed by Scotch Mist.
Entry fee: $20 (ages 18 and older only) includes
pizza and contest t-shirt) Spectator admission is
free; all ages welcome. Registration about both
Pizza Joint Stanton and 2900 N. Mesa location).
Information: 260-5556 or

Hispanic Womens Network of Texas

The network hosts its monthly membership

meeting 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Evolve
August 2016

Credit Union, 8820 Gazelle, featuring a professional development workshop on financial literacy by Evolve Credit Union. Learn about
upcoming plans and how to can get involved
with the groups networking events, service
projects, socials, professional development and
cultural events. The public is invited.
Information: 239-5051 or
The groups purpose is to seek to promote
the advancement of women in public, corporate and civic life through education, personal
and professional development.

FIFA 12 XBOX 360 Tournament

The video soccer tournament is 5 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 4, at Nolan Richardson
Recreation Center, 4435 Maxwell. Admission is
free. Information: 755-7566.
El Paso Nonprofit Business Summit

The summit connects community with nonprofit, higher education and business leaders 8
a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at UTEPs
Undergraduate Learning Center. Special guest
is Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott, who will
speak about volunteerism and service through
her Texanthropy initiative. Information, registration:

Sales Tax Holiday Most clothes and

shoes prices under $100 can be purchased taxfree Friday through Sunday, Aug. 5-7, during
Texas annual Sales Tax Holiday. Most clothing
and footwear priced under $100 are exempt
from sales taxes. Customers may purchase as
many tax-exempt items as they wish.
Information: 1-800-252-5555.

Smeltertown-Buenavista Reunion
The historic neighborhoods will host the annual
reunion 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Aug. 6,
at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casinos
Signature Ballroom, featuring music by The
Starliners, an appetizer hours, raffle prizes during intermissions and more. Tickets: $20; $160
table for eight. Information: 314-9352 or on
Facebook at SmeltertownBuenaVistaReunion.

Xinachtli: Seeds of Knowing The

participatory introduction to basic information
about ancestral (indigenous) roots and how to
apply this knowledge for self improvement,
educating children and spirituality is 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 9, at Womens Intercultural
Center, 303 Lincoln in Anthony, N.M., presented by Carlos Aceves, El Paso teacher and
writer, and Lucia Veronica Carmona, community organizer and NACA Inspired Schools
Network Fellow. Admission is free; refreshments served. Information: (575) 882-5556 or

Encore Entrepreneurship: Starting

Your Own Business U.S. Small Business

Administration in collaboration with AARP and

SBA Resource Partners host the free two-hour
workshop on the steps needed to start a small
business 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at
Memorial Park Library, 3200 Copper, and 2:30
to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Esperanza
Acosta Moreno Library, 12480 Pebble Hills.
The seminar is geared towards ages 50 and
older who a desire to become entrepreneurs.
The public is invited. Information: 834-4601 or
Topics that will be covered include a business
plan, marketing, licensing and permits, and
small business loans.

Natural Building Workshop Builders

Without Borders hosts a hands-on natural
building workshop Aug. 14-19, at Black Range
Lodge, 9 miles west of Hillsboro off Hwy 152,
featuring learning to build with straw bales,

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stones, locally harvested lumber and more, plus

practitioners who will demonstrate the art of
natural building. Information: (575) 895-5652
Contractor Frank Meyer of Austin, plus
authors and builders Doni Kiffmeyer and Kaki
Hunter, will teach participants how to build
with straw-bales and cob, and plaster with clay
and lime.
Derek Roff and Catherine Wanek of Builders
Without Borders will give presentations on
Straw Bale Building Design Essentials,
Composting Toilets, and Rainwater Harvesting.
Builders Without Borders is an educational
nonprofit organization supporting sustainable
shelter in areas of need.

Borderplex scholarships Scholarship

applications are being taken through Aug. 15,

for Workforce Solutions Borderplex, the Far
West Adult Education Consortium, and El Paso
Community Colleges program that will jumpstart individuals who have been out of school
and/or been looking for new career. The
$1,000 scholarships are for a professional certification. Spaces are limited. Information: Gina
at 831-7790, or
Qualifying participants can pursue in-demand
careers as: Office Assistants, EMTs, Fire
Technicians, HVAC Specialists, Automotive
Technicians, Truck Drivers and Security
Interested participants must be a U.S. citizen
and a Texas resident 18 years of age or older;
meet the test of Adult Basic Education
Assessment Criteria; and attend the Center for
College Access and Development Support

Dr. Cesar Lozano The motivational

speaker will host a Spanish language presentation on Una Vida Con Valor Agregado at 7
p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, at UTEPs Magoffin
Auditorium. No translations available. Tickets:
$50 and $70 (Ticketmaster).

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at

UTEP Fall classes begin Sept. 6 for the

popular UTEP program that offers non-credit

classes for people age 50 or older.
The membership program is part of UTEPs
College of Liberal Arts and supported in part
by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Registration
runs Aug. 15-26, and is $70 for as many
courses desired during the 12-week term, plus
$25 for the one-time OLLI life membership fee
($25 late fee after Aug. 26).
Classes include art, history, languages, literature, music and physical activities. No exams or
papers. College degree is not required.
Members may take as many classes as they
want. No grades, no tests, no term papers, no
required homework. The fee includes parking
permit, UTEP library card and discounts to
UTEP events. Classes are open to age 50 or
older, and meet weekday afternoons.
The Institutes office is in Miners Hall, Room
209. Office hours are 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday. A catalog of classes is
available at all public library branches. Free
parking available in the Sun Bowl Visitors Area.
Information: 747-6280, 747-8848 or

El Paso Crohns & Autoimmune

Disease Support Group The support

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

month (Aug. 16) on the campus of Tech
University Health Sciences Center, 4800
Alberta, in the Academic Services Building,

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Room 211. Parking available next to the clinic.

Information: Carrie Wilkie, (214) 708-2989,

Homeschooling Conference The El

Paso Homeschool Conference 2016 is 5:30 to

9 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday,
Aug. 19-20, at Vino Nuevo Church, 988
Kessler. The conference will help parents
decide if homeschooling is right for their family,
and also provide educational and support
resources for those already homeschooling.
Experienced homeschoolers, professionals and
support organizations will be represented.
Early registration (before July 15) is $25 per
family; regular registration (before Aug. 10) is
$30. Registration at the door is $35. Register at
Keynote speaker is Dr. Jay Wile, a science
professor and homeschool dad, who lead the
Friday preview session.
Other presenters include Deb Roennebeck,
Ministry Leader, Vista Hills Homeschool
Ministry; Ellen Baize; homeschool mom and
ministry leader, the Virtuous Woman; Charles
Wolcott, writer, World View Warriors, Kristen
Glover, homeschool mom and author; Clarissa
Marquis-Colvard, therapist for special needs
children, and many others.

Latinitas The nonprofit organization

empowers Latina youth to build confidence

through the multimedia arts and self-expression. Headquarters is at 10921 Pellicano, #120.
Information, registration: 219-8554, or
Quince Projects charity group Quinceaera
celebration is 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at
5300 E. Paisano. The leadership development
and cultural program provides a free
quinceaera to deserving girls. Admission is
free; volunteer opportunities available.

Quince Project Group Quinceaera

Latinitas El Pasos Quince Project hosts a charity group Quinceaera celebration is 6 to 10

p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at 5300 E. Paisano. The
leadership development and cultural program
provides a free quinceaera to deserving girls.
Admission is free. Information: 219-8554 or
The Quince Project provides teens with tools
to succeed as young adults, with a principle
objective to encourage leadership within their
own communities.
Community support and volunteers are needed to guarantee a special day for quince project
members in the form of venue space, catering,
dcor and quince dress donations.

Tour de Cruces Bliss Outdoor

Recreation hosts a walking tour of Old Mesilla,
Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Farmers Market on
Main Streets, to and visit historical sites. Cost:
$10 (includes registration and transportation).
Open to the public. Information, times: 7441532.
The Gathering The gathering of poets,

storytellers, singers, and musicians is 1 to 3

p.m. the third Sunday of each month (Aug. 21)
at the McCall Neighborhood Center, 3231
Wyoming. Anyone, regardless of age, who
aspires to become a poet, storyteller, musician,
writer, singer or dancer is welcome to share
their talent, fine tune it, and receive feedback if
so desired. Admission is free. Information: 4906440.

Lets Get Hired Job Fair El Pasos

largest job fair is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday,

Aug. 23, at El Paso Convention Center, with
around 300 employers, giveaways, refreshments and guest speaker from Borderplex

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Economic Alliance. Sponsored by El Paso

Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Chamber of
Commerce, and Southwest University.
Information: 474-1587 or

Welcome Home El Paso Vietnam

Veterans DIGIE events The City of El

Paso Museums & Cultural Affairs Department

and Welcome Home El Paso Vietnam Veterans
Committee invite the public to upload their
Vietnam Veterans photos and Vietnam Era
memorabilia at several DIGIE Upload Welcome
Home El Paso Vietnam Veterans Events.
Information: or on Facebook.
The photos and memories will be featured at
Welcome Home El Paso Vietnam Veterans
event set for Sunday, Aug. 28, at El Paso
County Coliseum.

Coronado Originals reunion

Coronado High School will host a reunion for

its first four graduating classes; 1966, 1967,
1968 and 1969 on Labor Day weekend.
Information, registration:

All Indian Reunion Ysleta High Schools

18th annual All-Indian Reunion is set for

Saturday, Oct. 22, with Homecoming activities
Oct. 17-22. Last years event drew graduates
from classes of 1943 to 2014. Information:
Ellen Ramsey, 584-8762 or; Josie Silva, 859-4384;
Mayre Sue Overstreet, 584-2086 or and

For a good cause

Corporate Karting Challenge The

kart racing event benefiting Boy Scouts of

America Yucca Challenge is noon to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Zero to 60 Motor
Speedway, 8600 Gateway East. Series of qualifying races with practice and racing; 8 fastest
drivers go to final lap. Cost: $100 per racer
($200 to $500 teams of four). Information: 5049837 or

Relay for Life The American Cancer

Society hosts the annual overnight event beginning 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Andress High
School, 5400 Sun Valley. Participants, including
cancer survivors, friends, caregivers and families
from throughout El Paso, will walk or run the
track in teams to raise funds for cancer
research. Information: 633-1231, or
The American Cancer Society of Doa Ana
Countys Relay for Life is 6 p.m. Saturday to 7
a.m. Sunday, Aug. 20-21 at Centennial High
School, 1950 S. Sonoma Ranch in Las Cruces.
Luminarias to be lit in memory of a loved are
$5. Information: Alfred Gutierrez, (575) 4960362. Online sign up at

and Conference Center, open to active duty

military, family members, retirees and other
DoD ID card holders. Information: 569-5838.

BOSS Bash The free event for single soldiers is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at

Biggs Park, 11388 Sgt. Major Blvd. on Central

Fort Bliss, with minute-to-win-it games, free
activities, prizes and more. Lunch provided by
Bushs Chicken. Information: 526-4264.

Cardboard Regatta MWR and Fort Bliss

Recycle Center hosts its competitive, creative
and fun recycled boating events at 1 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Aquatics Training
Center, 20733 Constitution on Central Fort
Bliss. Pre-registration required; available online
along with rules and approved materials at (search for Cardboard
Regatta). Information: 569-7294.

Friday at The Fire Fort Blisss Freedom

Crossing hosts free live music featuring local
performers 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays, at the outdoor fireplace. Bands perform 7 to 9 p.m., with
DJ music before and after. Information: 5645311 or
July 29: Reflections of Motown
Aug. 5: Fixed Idea
Aug. 12: Crosstown Trio
Aug. 19: Jupiters Junkies
Aug. 26: Kikimora

organization of more than 200 women open to

both newcomers and longtime residents.
The monthly free newcomers coffee is 10
a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, on Iron Hill Avenue in
Santa Teresa. Includes a tour of the center. No
RSVP necessary. Information: 585-6545.
The monthly luncheon is 11 a.m. Wednesday,
Aug. 10, at Coronado Country Club, 1044
Broadmoor. UTEP President Dr. Diana
Natalicio, listed among Time Magazines 100
most influential people in the world, presents
an overview of UTEPs present and future.
Reservations required: $20. Information: (574)

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, Aug. 6: Dinner and Plaza Classic
Film Festival
Saturday, Aug. 13: House party
Saturday, Aug. 20: Dinner and Chihuahuas
Saturday, Aug. 27: Dinner and a play.

Military Order of the World Wars

The El Paso Chapter will hold its first luncheon
of the chapter year at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug.
20, at Great American Land & Cattle
Company, 9800 Gateway North in Northeast
El Paso. The luncheon will honor Octo/Nano
members, give several awards and name its
Citizen of the Year. 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 meeting and luncheon is noon
Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Anthony Country Club,
2100 OHara. Reservations: 598-6376.

LAlliance Franaise dEl Paso The

nonprofit cultural institute, founded in 1964,

promotes French culture and offers francophiles the opportunity to use the French language in a variety of activities. Information: 5851789, 497-5196 (Spanish),, or on Facebook at
French class registration is 5 to 7 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, Aug. 25-26, at the AFEP

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Doa 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
Aug. 2: Favorite Places, Events, and
Subjects to Photograph.
Aug. 16:Photo Field Trips to El Paso Zoo,
Alamogordo and Tularosa presented by workshop leader Catherine Lucas, as well as
Quarterly Print Contest.
The monthly Photography Boot Camp
workshop is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 13,
with the topic Learning About Your Camera.
Cost: $5. Registration: Information: Rob

Westside Welcome Club The nonprofit

group is a social, educational and charitable

Fort Bliss

Relocation Fair Army Community

Service (ACS) will host the annual Bienvenidos
a Bliss Relocation Fair 1 to 5 p.m. Monday,
Aug. 8, at the Centennial Banquet and
Conference Center showcasing resources from
various Fort Bliss support agencies. Admission
is free. Information: 569-4227.
Fort Bliss Hiring Fair The Employment
Readiness Program at Army Community
Services hiring fair is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Centennial Banquet
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School, 1035 Belvidere, Suite 200.

Monday classes begin Aug. 29 for adults, and
Saturday classes for children and adult begin
Sept. 3. Private or semi-private classes available at any time.

El Paso Northeast Quilters Guild

Regular monthly meetings are 7 to 9 p.m. the

second Thursday of the month at Grace
Presbyterian Church, 8001 Magnetic (at
Titanic). The non-profit organization promotes
quilting among interested persons, and brings
the beginner, experienced, younger and older
quilters together for various events and projects. Information:

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

Paso del Norte Quilt Guild The

guilds regular meeting is 9 a.m. the second

Saturday of the month (Aug. 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.

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Area attractions

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino

1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive),

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. Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m.
everyday. Information: (575) 874-5200 or

Western Playland The amusement park

is at 1249 Futurity Dr. in Sunland Park, N.M.

across from the racetrack. Tickets (tax not
included): $20.75 42 inches or taller or $15.90
juniors 36 to 41 inches (pay one price); $5 nonrider admission. Individual ride tickets are
$2.50; rides are 1 or 2 tickets. Information:
(575) 589-3410 or
August hours are 3 to 10 p.m. every
Saturdays, plus Sunday and Monday, July 3-4,
and 3 to 9 p.m. Sundays (closed Aug. 21), 7
p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday,
through Aug. 19.

Wet N Wild Waterworld The water

park at 8804 S. Desert, Anthony, Texas (I-10 at

Exit 0) is open daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m..
Individual tickets: $24.99, plus tax; $19.99 kids
under 48 inches tall; $4.99 age 1-3; Seniors/picnic fee: $14.99. Information: 886-2222, or on Facebook.
Christian Castle Lifeguard Olympics are
Sunday, Aug. 7.

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 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: 562-9899.

To get there: Take Alabama to McKinley and

turn toward the mountain.
An Outdoor Cooking Workshop is 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 20. Learn how to cook on a
Dutch Oven and try some tasty recipes. All
materials provided.
Last Sunday hikes are 7 a.m. July 31 and Aug.
28, beginning in the tramways parking lot.
Wear sturdy shoes, bring walking stick, snacks
and water for all hikes.

La Via Winery New Mexicos oldest

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

Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery

Indian Cliffs Ranch The working cattle

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 on the hour 11
a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Fresh Indian bread is on sale at the center,
made Saturday mornings. Also featured are
family-operated gift shops, featuring jewelry,
pottery and other crafts.

Zin Valle Vineyards 7315 Hwy 28 in

Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259). Free tastings are noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday.
Information: 877-4544 or
Free music and wine tasting is 1 to 4 p.m.
selected Sundays. Bring a picnic.
July 31: Gold Hearted Crows
Aug. 7: James Springer
Aug. 21: Julio Ortiz
Sept. 4: Dusty Low

El Paso Scene

winery is just across the state line from El Paso,

at 4201 S. NM Highway 28, one mile north of
Vinton Road. Information: (575) 882-7632 or
The tasting room and patio are open for sales
and tasting of wines from 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.

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.

McDonald Observatory The University

of Texas at Austin-run observatory is located at

3640 Dark Sky Drive, near Fort Davis, Texas.
Visitor Center open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.
Information: (432) 426-4138.
The observatory offers tours and solar viewing at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily. Twilight programs begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays and
Saturdays . The popular stargazing events are 7
p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Reservations required for all programs. Day
Pass: $8 ($7 senior, military and age 6-12); solar
viewing only; $5 ($7 senior, military and age 612); twilight program: $5 and $6, depending on
program; Star Party $12 ($10 senior, military;
$8 age 6-12). Age 5 and younger free to most
programs. Reservations, event schedule available online at

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For event tickets sold through Ticketmaster,

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

Little Joe y la Familia The two-time

Grammy winner performs 6 to 9 p.m.

Saturday, July 30, at El Maida Shrine, 6331
Alabama. Tickets: $35; VIP tickets available.
Information: 562-1444.

The Departed The Cody Canada-led

group performs at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at

Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso. All-ages. Tickets:
$15 in advance; $19 day of show. Information:
351-9909 Online tickets at and

National Mexican Festival and Rodeo

La Dynastia Continua is at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 31, at El Paso County Coliseum,
with Vicente Fernandez Jr., Antonio Aguilar Jr.,
Jose Manuel Figueroa and Shalia Durcal.
Tickets: $35-$65; $17.50-$32.50 for ages 2-12.

The Piano Guys The Piano Guys bring

their highly original blend of classical music with
pop to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2,
at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $49.50,
$59.50 and $69.50
Gregg Austins M Town & More
The Motown Music Tribute is 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 4, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211
N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces, direct from
the Showroom at The South Point Resort &
Casino in Las Vegas. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $29.50. Information: (575) 520-8776,
(575) 523-6403 or
OV7 Kabah Tour The Latin Pop Group
OV7 and Mexican pop group Kabah team up
for their 2016 U.S. Tour at 8:30 p.m. Friday,
Aug. 19, at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets:
$59.50, $89.50, $99.50 and $125.

Tricky Falls Anniversary Kick Off

Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso celebrates its 5th

anniversary Aug. 19-20, with two evenings of
live music, including acoustic sets. Presented by
Tricky Falls and Electric Social. Doors open at
4 p.m. All ages shows. Information: 351-9909.
Online tickets at and
Fridays performances begin at 5 p.m. with
Jim Ward, Chuco Soul Project, Alabama
Deathwalk, Acid Pie, Gila Monster, Back of a
Car, Todoroki, ANiMALSOUL, Lunas,
Paring/knife, Omar Cuellar, Javier Martinez and
Magic Landing. Tickets: $8-$15.
Saturdays performances begin at 4:40 p.m.
with Frontera Bugalu, Hot Rod Boogie, Frythm,
Mike Duncan from The Lusitania Stan Z,
Dayluta Means Kindness, Medvedi, Kilo and
The Dew, Neely, Fuya Radio, Evander Grimm,
The Genders, If We Were Turtles, Sorrytown,
Trost House, Gabe Gonzalez, Wake Up,
Sleeper. Tickets: $8-$10.

Julin Alvarez The Norteo-Banda singer

performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the El
Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $62, $128 and
$153 (Ticketmaster).
Julin Alvarez y Su Norteo Banda are a
regional Mexican band from the state of

Menopause The Musical The international hit show is 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at
the Plaza Theatre with parodies from classic

August 2016

pop songs of the 60s, 70s and 80s. Tickets:

$35, $40 and $55 (Ticketmaster). Information:
1-800-745-3000. Group discounts of 10 or
more available at 1-888-686-8587, ext. 2.

The Beach Boys The Grammy-winning

surf rock legends bring their infectious Good
Vibrations to El Paso at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug.
26, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. The
Beach Boys birthed a torrent of hit singles and
sold albums by the tens of millions. Tickets:
$42.50 to $95 (Ticketmaster).
The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and
Bruce Johnston, who along with Jeffrey Foskett,
Brian Eichenburger, Tim Bonhomme, John
Cowsill and Scott Totten continue the legacy of
the iconic American band. This tour will not
feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David
Symphonic Springsteen El Paso

Symphony Orchestra presents a tribute to

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at 8
p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Plaza Theatre,
featuring classic Springsteen songs arranged for
and performed by the El Paso Symphony
Orchestra and the No. 1 Springsteen Tribute
Band in The World. Tickets: $45, $60 and
$70(Ticketmaster). Information: 532-2776 or

Juan Gabriel One of the worlds best-

known Latin singers brings his MeXXico Es

Todo Tour to El Paso at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug.
28, at UTEPs Don Haskins Center. Tickets:
$69.75, $89.75 and $195. 25 (Ticketmaster).

The Fab Four The Ultimate Tribute

The celebrated Beatles tribute is 7 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Plaza Theatre. The
band performs record-perfect performances of
such classics as Cant Buy Me Love,
Yesterday, A Day In The Life, Penny
Lane, Here Comes The Sun, Hey Jude
and more. Tickets: $23.50 and
The internationally touring band has earned
an Emmy and four Telly awards. Performers
are Ron McNeil as John Lennon, Gavin Pring as
George Harrison, Erik Fidel as Ringo Starr and
Andy Sarraf as Paul McCartney.
Dixeland Jazz A night of dixieland with

former Dukes of Dixieland clarinetist Mike

Sizer is 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at Rio
Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall in Las
Cruces. Tickets: $12-$17. Information: (575)
520-8776, (575) 523-6403 or

Sun City Music Festival Grammy

Award winner Skrillex and DJ Kaskade headline

the 6th annual electronic music festival is 5
p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-4,
at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta, with
Chainsmokers, Galantis and other EDM performers. Tickets: $109 two-day pass; $179 VIP
pass; available at General
admission 16 and older; VIP passes 21 and
older. Tickets also available in advance at
Happy House on Gateway West, The
Headstand on Dyer or online at
Saturdays headliners are Skrillex and The
Chain Smokers. Sundays headliners are
Kaskade and Galantis.

Men are from Mars Women are

from Venus Live! The Off-Broadway hit

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performs Wednesday, Sept. 28, at UTEPs

Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $44.25, $69.25,
$94.25, $144.25 and $169.25(Ticketmaster).

comedy is Sept. 8-11 at The Philanthropy

Theatre in the Plaza Theatre Annex.
Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday;
4 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets: $50 (Ticketmaster).

Penn & Teller El Paso Live and R

Excellence presents return of the hilarious,

politically incorrect, musical parody comedy at
7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at Coronado High
Schools Lee Ross Capshaw Auditorium.
Tickets prices to be announced; available
through Impact or at the door. Information:
545-5068 or

music event featuring Roger Creager and

Charlie Robinson is 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at
El Paso County Coliseum. $10-$62.50. Tickets:

The Capitol Steps Impact|Programs of

Way Out West Fest Clay Walker,

Parmalee and Brandy Clark headline a fusion of
culture showcasing all that is great about El
Paso at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at
Southwest University Park, with spicy chili,
frosty margaritas, cold beer, and live country
music. Events include a chili cook-off, Margarita
Shake-Off, performances by the regions
hottest up-and-coming country artists, and
headline entertainment. Tickets: $30, general
admission; $50 floor seats, $150 VIP; available
online at
Information: or on
Facebook at EPWayOutWest.

Casting Crowns The Grammy and Dovewinning Christian rock band performs at 7:30
p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Abraham
Chavez Theatre in celebration of their upcoming album The Very Next Thing. Special
guests are Matt Maher and newcomer Hannah
Kerr. Tickets: $33-$78 (Ticketmaster).
Man The Guadalajara-based rock band

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Entertainment welcome the groundbreaking

magic and comedy duo at 7:30 p.m. Friday,
Sept. 30, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets start at
$35 (Ticketmaster).

Rio Grande County Jam The country

Sin Bandera The Latin pop duo performs

at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at El Paso County
Coliseum. Tickets: $60-$225(Ticketmaster).

Chris Young The country superstars Im

Comin Over tour is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7,

at NMSUs Pan American Center in Las Cruces,
with special guests Dan + Shay, and Cassadee
Pope. Tickets: $39.50 and $49.50

Festival de Trova Coincidir USA The

show featuring performers from the largest

gathering of Mexican singer-songwriters in a
single weekend is 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at
the Plaza Theatre, featuring Leonel Soto, Raul
Ornelas, Fernando Delgadillo, Mexicanto, Edgar
Oceransky, Miguel Luna, Edel Juarez, Rosalida
Gliese 229 and Ilse McCarthy. Tickets; $50, $65
and $95 (Ticketmaster). Information: or on Facebook.

Songs & Stories K-Love and Show Hope

presents an evening of music with three of the
hottest Christian artists, Steven Curtis
Chapman, Mac Powell of Third Day and
Brandon Heath, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at
the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $25 and $35. VIP

tickets with preferred seating and post-show

meet and greet are $75 (Ticketmaster)

Prophets of Rage The rap-rock super-

group brings its Make America Rage Again

tour to the El Paso County Coliseum Tuesday,
Oct. 11, featuring Rage Against the Machine
(without Zach de al Rocha) led by rapper
Chuck D of Public Enemy and B-Real of
Cypress Hill.
Tickets: $17 to $86.50 (Ticketmaster); also
available online at

Slayer The trash metal legends bring their

Repentless World Tour to El Paso at 7:10 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 27, at El Paso Coliseum, 4100
Paisano, with special guest Anthrax and Death
Angel. Tickets: $36.50 (Ticketmaster).

Gloria Trevi The Mexican pop diva brings

her El Amor Tour to El Paso at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 19, at Abraham Chavez
Theatre. Tickets: $35, $45, $60, $90 and $150
John Cleese and Eric Idle Britains
Living Legends of Comedy perform Together
Again At Last ... for the Very First Time at 8
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Plaza Theatre.
Cleese and Idle will blend scripted and improvised bits with storytelling, musical numbers,
exclusive footage and aquatic juggling. Tickets:
$59.50, $79.50 and $99.50 (Ticketmaster)

Venues & series

Tricky Falls 209 S. El Paso. All shows are

all-ages, unless listed otherwise. Listings also
cover shows in Bowie Feathers. Information:
351-9909 Online tickets at and
Advance tickets for some shows available at
Tricky Falls or Bowie Feathers, All That Music

El Paso Scene

and Video, Eloise and 7th Layer.

Tricky Fall will celebrate its 5th anniversary
Aug. 19-20, with several performers.
TTNG The pop band performs at 7 p.m.
Thursday, July 28, with Mylets and If We were
Turtle. Tickets: $15 in advance; $18 at the
Cody Canada and The Departed The
Oklahoma country rockers perform 9 p.m.
Saturday, July 30. Tickets: $15 in advance; $19
day of show.
Club Dedos Original Liverpool Lounge with
DJ Rene Romo is 9 p.m. Saturday, July 30,
Bowie Feathers. Admission is free.
Holy Grail The metal legends perform at
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, with Exmortus,
Spellcaster and Dark Aria. Tickets: $10.
The Employment The alt rock trio performs at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. Free for age
21 and older; $3 under 21.
Tinderbox Circus Sideshow The modern
sideshow act performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug.
7, with Bug. Tickets: $5-$8.
Promised Land Sound The Nashville psychedelia band performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday,
Aug. 16. Tickets: $10 in advance; $12 at the
David Bazan The songwriter and driving
force behind the indie band Pedro the Lion
performs Wednesday, Aug. 17, with Michael
Nau. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15.
Touche Amore The American post-hardcore band performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug.
18, with Ceremony and Gouge Away. Tickets:
$16 in advance; $18 at the door.
Explosion in the Sky The Texas post-rockers perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, in
support of their latest album, The
Wilderness. Tickets: $25.

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68 The rock duo performs at 6 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 25, with Before I Die, Bird
Stone, Cloud 49, and State Limbo. Tickets: $8
in advance; $10 at the door.
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears The
Austin blues and fund artist performs at 8 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 26, with Black Range. Tickets: $13
in advance; $15 at the door.
Watsky The American rapper, author and
slam poets Infinity Tour is 7 p.m. Sunday,
Sept. 4, with Witt Lowry, Daye Jack and
Chuckwudi Hodge. Tickets: $16 ($55 meet and
greet packages).
The Album Leaf The modern rock band at
8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, with Sister Crayon.
Tickets: $15 in advance; $18 at the door.
If These Trees Could Talk The post rock
band performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 13,
with Driftoff, Spotlights, The Stalk, Dayluta
Means Kindness.
Tickets: $8 in advance; $10 at the door.
Goblin Cock The California metal band
performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15.
Tickets: $8-$10.
Die Antwoord presents Mount Ninji and Da
Nice Time Kid at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28.
Tickets: $30.

Lowbrow Palace 111 E. Robinson.

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

Concerts are all ages, unless otherwise listed.
Surcharge for ages under 21. Online tickets at
Acoustic on The Patio events are 8 p.m.
Johnny Drama Saturday, July 30. Tickets:
The Body Rampart The progressive alternative band performs Monday, Aug. 1, with
The Orphan The Poet. Tickets: $8-$10.
The Mystery Lights The garage rockers
perform Thursday, Aug. 4. Tickets: $10-$12.
Culture Abuse The kitchen sink punk
band performs Tuesday, Aug. 9, with
Ralpheene and Back of a Car. Tickets: $10-$12.
Coyote Blue EP Release The album
release party performance for the local band is
10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, with Blessed be man,
Trost House, Endangered Language, Soul
Parade, Randy Vega and the Shahee Gorrantee.
Tickets: $3-$5; age 18 and older admitted.
Apathy and Celph Titled The hip hop
artists Handshakes with Snakes tour is Sunday,
Aug. 14, with guests N.M.E The Illest, Space
Captains Collective, Just Barz, Lobesmatic and
Heavy Heads. Tickets: $15-$20.
Lincoln Durham The roots-rock revivalist
and multi-instrumentalist performs Friday, Aug.
19. Tickets: $10-$12.

August 2016

Futurebirds The Georgia indie rock band

performs Sunday, Aug. 21. Tickets: $12-$15.
The Peach Kings The L.A. rock duo performs Monday, Aug. 22. Tickets: $8-$10.
Smile Empty Souls The alt metal trio performs 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, with Romantic
Rebel and the everyday losers. Tickets: $13$15.
Mild High Club The psychedelic jazz/funk
band performs. Saturday, Sept. 3. Tickets: $8$10.
With Our Arms to the Sun The experimental rock and metal band performs
Wednesday, Sept. 7. Tickets: $8-$10.
Bob Log II The slide guitar one-man
band performs Saturday, Sept. 10, with the
Kevin Dowling Fitness Hour. Tickets: $10-$12.
Future Thieves The Nashville rock band
performs Monday, Sept. 19. Tickets: $10-$12.
The Melvins The hardcore legends perform at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20. Tickets:
Mothers The indie rock band performs
Tuesday, Sept. 27. Tickets: $10-$12.

outback themes and raspy Americana grooves

with his alt-country band. Tickets: $39-$59.
Tanya Tucker The country legend performs Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6-7. The
prolific country star scored her first success,
Delta Dawn, when just 13 (back in 1972) and
has since charted more than 65 hits. Tickets:
Andy Williams Moon River and Me! Starring
Jimmy Osmond Friday, Aug. 12, starring
the youngest of the famed Osmond entertainment family. Tickets: $39-$89.
Rich Little: Little by Little Littles newest
comic stage show is Saturday, Aug. 20.
Tickets: $39-$99.
Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jse Hernndez The multiple Grammy-winning group performs
Thursday and Friday, Aug. 25-26. Tickets:
The Fab Four The Ultimate Beatles Tribute
is Saturday, Sept. 3. Tickets: $39-$89.

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and

Casino Mescalero, N.M. Age 21 and older

admitted. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or
The Bellamy Brothers & Gene Watson
The country music double bill is 8 p.m. Sunday,
Aug. 21. Tickets: $25-$60.
LOCASH The country duo performs. 8
p.m. Monday, Aug. 22. Tickets: $20-$40.
Justin Shandor The Ultimate Elvis
Impersonator and his concert band perform
Elviss Blue Hawaii at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug.
27. Tickets: $50.
Foreigner The 80s rock legends perform
8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2. Tickets; $35-$75.
Chase Rice performs with special guest
David nail Thursday, Sept. 29. Tickets: $30$75.
Chris Tomlin The popular Christian artist
performs 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Tickets: $25.

Mesa Music Hall 4151 N. Mesa.

Information: 599-8585 or on Facebook at Mesa

Music Hall.
The Coven event is 10 p.m. Saturday, July
30, with DJs Spooky Doom, Lady Die and Saint
Jack, with visuals by Navic, as well as a D3ATH
H3X CD release. Witch and cult dress encouraged. Age 21 and over only. Admission: $5.
Sam Page and Guilded Grit The rock band
performs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3.
God Module The dark electronic band
performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, with special guests. Tickets: $10.
Black Pussy The psychedelic rock band
performs Wednesday, Aug. 10, with local
opening bands. Tickets: $3.
The Epiphany of Hate Tour is Tuesday,
Sept. 6, with Master, Sacrificial Slaughter and
Mardur The death metal band performs
Sept. 23, with special guests.
Kublai Khan The metalcore band performs
Saturday, Sept. 10, with Jesus Piece and
Kitty In a Casket The Australian rockers
performs Sunday, Sept. 25, with Just Another
Monster, Extremity, Epitaph Romance and The
Lucky Machetes. Tickets to be announced.

Spencer Theater for Performing Arts

Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. (about 12

miles north of downtown Ruidoso).
Information: (575) 336-4800, (888) 818-7872
Pre-show buffets begin at 6 p.m.; cost is $20.
Shows start at 8 p.m.:
Stoney LaRue - The Red Dirt country star
performs Saturday, July 30. LaRue combines

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August 2016

Dance for Dreams Summer Bash

Dance for Dreams summer dance and inaugural Domino Tournament are 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Saturday, July 30, at Drunken Panda, 4131 N.
Mesa, with Latin Funktion Project, DJ Rick D
(Richard Delgado) and others dancing to salsa,
merengue, bachata, cumbia, cha-cha, kizomba
and more. Also featured are dance performances, a silent auction, vendors, and a raffle for a
7-day Mexico vacation. No cover; the public is
welcome. Information: Deliris Montanez (704)
293-4307, or on
Dance for Dreams is a nonprofit organization that supports amateur athletics.
United Blood Services will be at the event;
two free raffle tickets for all those who donate
blood that night.

Senior Center, 4430 Maxwell, with music by

Angels Disco. Admission: $3. Information: 7572523.

Recreation host a senior dance at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Wellington Chew

Contra Dance The Southern New

Mexico Music and Dance Societys Holiday con-

Senior Dances City of El Paso Parks and

All phone numbers listed are in Juarz.

G-Life Club Constitucion #119 at 16 de

Septiembre. Information: 656 137 6800. Eptos,

Ill Mascaras & Krystal Poppin, hosted by Cesar
Jetson Mundial, perform at 2 and 9 p.m.
Saturday, July 30. Admission: 180 pesos (290

Evolution Discoteque Paseo de la

Victoria 4545. Information: 269 8659. Advance
tickets at
Saul El Jaguar performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug.
5. Tickets: 110 to 625 pesos at

Apostando por la Musica Fianto Duri

Producciones (a 12-member Jurez theatre
company) presents the adaptation of the
Broadway musical Jersey Boys at 7 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 12, and 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday,
Aug. 21, at Teatro Gracia Pasquel, UACJ. Av.
Hermanos Escobar y Av. Plutarco Elas Calles.
Information: 656-6881868. Tickets: 130 pesos

Cowboys Discoteque Parque Ind Carlos

Chavira Becerra, 32575. Los Alegros dela
Sierra perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12.
Tickets are 120 pesos general admission, 125
VIP from
Anexo Centenario Club Calle Ignacio

Meja, Zona Centro, 32000. A double tribute

concert by Black Diamond (KISS) and Faceless
(Godsmack) is 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13.
Tickets: 80 pesos (

Teatro el Paseo The theater is in the

Centro Comercial El Paseo, Av. Lopez Mateos

2005 (at Carr. Casas Grandes). Information:
Comedian and astrologist Nana Calistar performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18.T ickets:
275 and 330 pesos (

Antaras Valentin Funtes 1265. The

Festival de Colores (paint party) is 8 p.m. to 2

a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. Featured entertainment includes Dan-E PD, Thega vs Wacky,
Omar Nikel, Marc, Ruben Nava and DJ Brau.
August 2016

Big Band 40 dances Paso Del Norte Big

Band, a 16-piece group in the tradition of the
big band era, hosts 1940s style dancing and
music, with hits from the big band era including
Glenn Miller, Harry James, Artie Shaw, Perez
Prado, Gene Krupa and more. BOYB; food and
snacks allowed. Admission: $15, all ages welcome. Information: 532-2043, 203-7292, or on Facebook at
An Afternoon in the 40s is 3:30 to 6:30
p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at Womans Club of El
Paso, 1400 N. Mesa.
Swinging At A Night In The 40s is 8 to 11
p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at Shundo Dance Studio,
120 N. Paragon Lane, Suite 201.

TIckets are 100 pesos in advance

(, Sounds), 150 at the door.

Auditorio Benito Jurez Ignacio

Ramirez and Vicente Guerrero, one block from

Parque Borunda. Tickets at
Los Descendients en teatro perform at 3
and 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. The 15-actor
group performs the musical based on the Latin
American movie. Tickets: 110, 165 and 220
pesos (

tra dance is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug 19,

at Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de
Santiago in Las Cruces, with music by Little
Table Contraband of Las Cruces, with 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

IM Training Dance Convention The

showcase for the convention begins at 9 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 28, at UTEPs Magoffin
Auditorium. Tickets: $8 (Ticketmaster)

Argentine Tango Saturday Night

Milonga Paso Del Norte Tango Club hosts

lessons 8 to 9 p.m. every Saturday, at Sunland

Dance Studio, 1769 Victory Lane, Sunland Park,
followed by a practice milonga. No partner
needed; beginners welcome. Cost: $10
(includes free lesson). Information: 227-8953,
422-3338 or

Big Band Dance Club The club sponsors dances 8 to 10 p.m. selected Thursdays or
Fridays, at the Court Youth Center, 402 W.
Court, in Las Cruces. Cost: $8 members, $10
others, $5 students. Dance lessons at 7 p.m.
Information: (575) 526-6504.

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M y Ma ste rp ie ce Open Sho w

O p e n i n g S a t u r d a y, A u g . 1 3 , n o o n - 6 p . m . A r t D e m o s a l l a f t e r n o o n
Featured Artist for August: Dorian Clouser

5034-D Doniphan, Placita Santa Fe

Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10-5

Estadio Carta Blanca Av. Reforma (at

Sanders, across from Comision Federal de

MAGNETO and MERCURIO, hit boy bands
from the 1980s and 1990s, perform at 10 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 26. Tickets: 375, 840, 980, 1,345
and 1,850 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.
The museum features 120 permanent interactive exhibits.
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.

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

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.

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Alfresco! Fridays The 14th season of

free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m.

Fridays through Sept. 30 at Convention
Center Plaza. Presented by and
sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union.
No concert Sept. 2. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0633
July 29: Mariachi Fatigo (Mariachi, Salsa)
Aug. 5: Sorry About Your Sister (Rockabilly)
Aug. 12: Tejas Band (Spanish Variety)
Aug. 19: Toll Booth Willie (Ska, 80s, PopRock)
Aug. 26: Billy Townes (Jazz)

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino

The racetrack and casino, 1200 Futurity Dr. (at
Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. offers
live entertainment at on select dates. No cover.
Information: (575) 874-5200 or
Free live music is 9 p.m. Fridays, featuring
Latin and regional music and Saturdays featuring rock and pop variety. Mariachi music is 5
p.m. Sundays.
Park After Dark performances are 7 p.m. the
first Friday of the month. Tickets: $15 general
admission; $30 reserved.
Aug. 5: Voz de Mando
Sept. 2: La Maquinaria Nortea
Tribute bands are 9 p.m. Saturdays.
July 30: The Police Experience (Police)
Aug. 6: Idol Generation (Billy Idol)
Tailgate 2016 The annual outdoor con-

cert series in Alamogordo, N.M., raises funds

for the Flickinger Center. Concerts begin at 8
p.m. on various Saturdays in the upper parking
lot at the New Mexico Museum of Space
History. Patrons should bring their own food,
lawn chair and beverages. Gates open 6:45 to
7:45 p.m. Single event tickets available for $45
per vehicle. Walk up tickets are $10 ($15 couples). Information: (575) 437-2202. Online
reservations at
July 30: Bobcats, Swing/jazz trio
Aug. 20: Fungi Mungle, 70s-retro disco
Sept. 3: Radio La Chusma, Frontera reggae.

Zig Zags The LA horror rock band brings

their national tour to El Paso at 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Monarch, 204 Rio Grande,
in support of their recent release Running Out
of Red. Admission: $5. Information on
Facebook at Monarch.

Cory Morrow Ardovinos Desert

Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park,

presents the Texas country music legend 6 to
11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, with opening acts
Emily Davis and Austin North. Admission is
free; food trucks and beer available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Salvation Army.
Information: (575) 589-0653, (915) 845-4321

Concerts at the Park The City Parks &

Recreation Departments concludes its free

summer concert series at San Jacinto Plaza, 111
Mills, with 911 N-Effect (Rhythm and Blues) 8
to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5. Information: 2120092 or
Zumba-Thon and recreation activities are 6 to
9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6.

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.

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Information: 351-6023 or on Facebook at

The Aug. 5 event features performances by
Ribo Flavin, B Series, La Chapuza, Space
Captains, Lina Duran, Ed Chlacy and Rituvls,
with live art by Los Visionaries.

Speaking Rock Entertainment Center

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

and older welcome. Admission is free, unless
otherwise listed. Information: 860-7777 or Free entry.
The Make America Rock Again 90s alternative rock tour featuring Trapt, Saving Abel,
Saliva, Alien Ant Farm, 12 Stones, Tantric and
Crazy Town is 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, in the

David Nail The country music star closes

this summers concert series at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 13, at Fort Blisss Freedom
Crossings event lawn, with special guests
Overton Road.
No coolers or outside food and beverages
permitted. Chairs permitted on concrete areas
only. The public is welcome; early arrival is
encouraged. Information: 564-5311, ext. 3, or on
Facebook at FreedomCrossing.
Nail is known for hits like Whatever Shes
Got, Light Red, and Let It Rain.

Red, White and Blues Festival Mesilla

Valley Jazz and Blues Society hosts its 3rd annual blues festival 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13,
at St. Clair Winery and Bistro, 1720 Avenida de
Mesilla, in Mesilla, N.M. featuring performances
from Pat Guitar Slim Chase, Austin Jimmy
Murphy, and headliner Joe King Carrasco.
Bring a lawn chair; no outside food or drink
allowed; food and drink available for purchase.
Tickets: $20 in advance (;
$25 at the door
Star City Studio 120 W. Castellano.

World-renowned guitar virtuoso Richard Smith

performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17.
Tickets: $20 (includes food and adult beverages). RSVP: Rick Kern, 820-8002.

Miller Lite El Paso Blues and Jazz

Festival The two-day music fest is

Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27-28, at Chamizal

National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial.
Performance schedule to be announced.
Admission is free.
Information: 526-0719,
or on Facebook at epbluesandjazz.


State Line Music Series El Pasoans

Fighting Hunger and State Line Restaurant,
1222 Sunland Park Drive presents the Rudolph
Chevrolet-Honda-Mazda-VW outdoor concert
series 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays. Admission is
free; age 21 and older welcome. All customers
asked to bring non-perishable food donation or
monetary donation for El Pasoans Fighting
Hunger. Information: 581-3371, or
After party held following each concert at
Aceitunas Beer Garden, 5200 Doniphan.
Aug. 3: Jackie Venson (Austin indie, blues
guitarist and vocalist)
Aug. 10: Radio La Chusma

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Aug. 17: Frontera Bugalu

Aug. 24: Mike Ryan.

301 Live 301 S. Ochoa hosts live music

and DJs. Age 18 and older welcome; dress

code enforced. Information: 307-5516 or on
Guest DJs from around the world perform at
10 p.m. Fridays. Tickets: $10:
July 29: Amine Edge & Dance
Aug. 12: Bad Boy Bill and Richard Vission
Aug. 26: Sander Kleinenberg
Sept. 9: Green Velvet

Pic Quik Music in the Park The Las

Cruces summer concert series is 7 p.m.

Sundays during summer months. No pets
allowed. Admission is free. Information: (575)
541-2550 or
August performances at Young Park, 1905 E.
Aug. 7: Remember Then-A Class Act
(oldies) and Cantelina Plena (folklorica, jazz,
Aug. 14: Fat City (R&B, variety) and Slippery
Jack (Blues, Rock, Country)
Aug. 21: Beaux Peep Show (pop, rock,
country, rockabilly) and Red House T (rock)
Aug. 28: Ghetto Blasters (80s, 90s Dance)
and Gold Hearted Crows (acoustic folk).

Zin Valle Free Music Sundays Zin

Valle vineyard, 7315 Hwy 28 in Canutillo (3/4
mile north of FM 259), hosts free live music 1
to 4 p.m. on selected Sundays. Guests may also
enjoy wine tastings. Bring a picnic. Information:
877-4544 or
July 31: Gold Hearted Crows
Aug. 7: James Springer
Aug. 21: Julio Ortiz
Sept. 4: Dusty Low
Howling Coyote Coffeehouse The

open mic event, now in its 11th year, is 7 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 5, at Center for Spiritual Living,
575 N. Main, on Las Cruces Downtown Main

Georgianna Davanelos Memorial

Summer Concert El Paso Opera opens
its season at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, on the
patio of Ardovinos Desert Crossing, One
Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, with a performance of various opera arias to commemorate the late Georgianna Davanelos, who
played a big role in El Paso Opera for many
years. Tickets: $60 dinner and performance;
$20 performance only; seating is limited.
Information: 581-5534 or

Music Forum El Paso Music Forum El

Paso and Chamber Music Consortium of the
Southwest presents a joint piano recital 2:30 to
4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at UTEPs Fox Fine
Arts Recital Hall, featuring Jesus Fuentes and
Carmen Quezada, both from the class of Dr.
Dena Kay Jones, professor of piano at UTEP.
Admission is free. Information: 544-3081, 2524360 or

El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras

auditions The El Paso Symphony will host

membership auditions for EPSYOs 11th season

Saturday and Sunday Aug. 20-21. Auditions
are open to all qualified musicians age 8 to 22

August 2016

Street, following the monthly Downtown Arts

Ramble. Signup begins at 6:30 p.m. The community event is on the first Friday of the
month. Free admission to participants and audience. Information: Bob Burns, (575) 525-9333

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
Saturdays and Sundays. Food trucks available
most Saturdays; bring a picnic basket Sunday.
Information: (915) 241-4349 or Hours are 2-5:30 p.m.; 2-6 p.m. on
Aug. 13, 20.
July 30: Dora & Jose
July 31: Travis Manning
Aug. 6: Julio Ortiz
Aug. 7: Bruce Carlson
Aug. 13: TBA
Aug. 14: Tom Kanouse
Aug. 20: Frontera Jazz Guitarz
Aug. 21: The Two of Us
Aug. 27: Jerry & Ed
Aug. 28: April Ticket.

Mencia performs Thursday through Saturday,

Aug. 25-27. Tickets: $27.50 general admission;
front row meet and greet; $47.50 Thursday;
$52.50 Friday and Saturday.
July 27-31: Angel Salazar.
Aug. 10: Tim Schultz, feature act Rob
Jenkins. Tickets: $6.

Aug. 11-14: Todd Bridges, former star of

Different Strokes. Tickets: $12.50-$22.50-.
Aug. 18-21: Brett Riley, as seen on Comedy
Central and MTV.
Aug. 31-Sept. 4: Jon Stringer, Dancin
Sept. 7-11: BT.


El Paso Comic Strip 1201 Airway.

Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and

Thursday, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $6
Wednesday and Thursday, $12 Friday and
Saturday; $8 Sunday, unless otherwise listed.
VIP Booths $10 more per ticket; available at
Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233), or on Facebook at El Paso Comic
Chingo Bing performs at 7 and 10:15 p.m.
Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 4-6. Tickets:
Raymond Orta performs at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 10. Tickets: $17.50.
Christina Alonzo performs at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 17. Tickets: $15.
Carlos Mencia, the man behind The Mind of

with at least one year of musical experience on

an orchestral instrument. All orchestral instruments accepted. Call for audition appointment:
525-8978. Audition forms and requirements
online at
The El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras
were founded in 2005 as an Educational
Program of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra.
Director is Andres Moran.

Encores and Overtures El Paso

Operas gala fundraising performance is
Saturday, Sept. 10, at Camino Real Hotel
Ballroom, 101 El Paso. Cocktails served at 6
p.m.; performance begins at 7 p.m. Tickets:
$125; $1,250 tables for ten. Information: 5815534 or

El Paso Choral Society auditions El

Paso Conservatory of Music, 801 N. Mesa,
hosts auditions through September for its El
Paso Chorale (100+ voices) and professional
Chamber Choir (24 voices), for the 2015-2016
season featuring Handels Messiah and Mozarts
Requiem in the Abraham Chavez Theater. To
schedule a 10-minute audition: 479-1056 or Information:
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Oryx Challenge Bike Tour The 6th

El Paso Chihuahuas The citys AAA

baseball team hosts home games at Southwest
University Park on Santa Fe Street in
Downtown El Paso. Game tickets: $5 lawn
seating; reserved seats begin at $12 in advance.
Information: 533-BASE or
Bark in the Park (Bring Your Dog) Night is
Aug. 2.
Home games (subject to change):
Aug. 3-6: Tacoma Rainiers
San Diego Chicken appearance Aug. 3, Rio
Olympics Kick-off Aug. 4, Family Night
Sleepover Aug. 5, and Swingin with the Rat
Pack Night Aug. 6.
Aug. 7-10: Fresno Grizzlies
Football Night is Aug. 8, Martial Arts Night is
Aug. 9, Lucha Libre mask giveaway Aug. 10,
Aug. 20-23: Salt Lake Bees
Tenth Anniversary of Pluto becoming a Dwarf
Planet is Aug. 20, Juarez Bravos Night is Aug.
21, 50th Anniversary of Texas Western
Championship is Aug. 22, Red Out is Aug. 23.
Aug. 29-Sept. 1: Las Vegas 51s
Volunteer Pack night is Aug. 29,Gabriel
Fluffy Iglesias salute Aug. 31, and Game
Show Night is Sept. 1.
Sept. 2-5: Albuquerque Isotopes.
Hockey Night is Sept. 2, Salute to Summer is
Sept. 3, Best of 2016 is Sept. 4. Fan
Appreciation Night and final game of the regular season is Sept. 5.

El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Five

inductees will be honored at the 29th annual
Induction and Awards Banquet at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Radisson Airport.
Tickets sold out at press time.
Inductees are Darrin Glenn, Eric Enders, Matt
Hicks, Pete Leyva and Victor Maldonado.
The annual golf tournament begins at 1 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 5, at Painted Dunes.
Information: 539-3699 or
Sun City Roller Girls The Roller Girls

next bout is a doubleheader 6 p.m. Sunday,

Aug. 28, at El Paso County Coliseums Judging

Arena, 4100 E. Paisano with Las Catrinas vs.

Chuco Town Chulas and Las Viudas Negras vs.
Sexecutioners. Tickets: $10 ($7 with valid military ID; free for ages 12 and younger).

All American Futurity The running of

the 56th All American Futurity is Labor Day,
Monday, Sept. 5, which marks the end of the
racing season at Ruidoso Downs. Up to 180
quarterhorses compete in the trials, with the
10 fastest racing for a $2 million purse.
The track and casino is off U.S. 70 in Ruidoso
Downs, N.M. Regular post time is 1 p.m.
Fridays through Sundays; times vary on Trial
Race days. Call or check website for other
dates and times. Grandstand admission and
parking are free, except for select weekends.
Turf club reservations are $20; valet parking is
$7. Information: (575) 378-4431 or
New Era Wrestling The Lucha Libre
shows are 7 p.m. Fridays at 10400 Dyer.
Tickets; $7-$8. Information: 356-5113, or on Facebook at

College sports

UTEP Womens Soccer Home games

are at UTEPs University Field. Game times are

7 p.m. Fridays; 1 p.m. Sundays, unless listed
otherwise. Tickets: $5 general admission.
Information: 747-6150 or
Aug. 19: New Mexico State
Sept. 2: Wyoming

UTEP Volleyball The Orange and Blue

scrimmage is noon Saturday, Aug. 20, at
Memorial Gym. Information: 747-6150 or
UTEP Football The Miners open the

2017 season at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3,

against NMSU. Season tickets are $75 (general
admission) to $1,315 (Captains Club). Single
game tickets to be announced. Information:
747-6150 (season tickets), 544-5234 (single
game tickets), or


Tour de Holloman The cycling event is

Saturday, Aug. 20 at Domenici Fitness Center,

1051 Connecticut, Bldg 588 on Holloman Air
Force Base near Alamogordo, N.M. Teams of
two are $45; Teams of four are $70.
Information: (575) 572-7383 or
Online registration at

Tour de Tolerance The 11th annual

Riding to Remember bicycling and running

event, benefiting the El Paso Holocaust
Museum and Study Center, is Sunday, Aug. 21,
at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, 1200
Futurity Drive in Sunland Park, with 100K at 7
a.m. and 50K ride at 8:30 a.m. and 5K run/walk
at 7:45 a.m. Information: 351-0048, ext. 24 or
Registration (through Aug. 13): $35 bike rides;
$25 run/walk. Discount through Aug. 13 for
military, museum members and groups of 15 or
Registration Aug. 13-20: $40 for rides; $30 for
run/walk. No race day registration.

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annual 30K and 100K bike events benefiting the

USO are 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18,
starting and finishing at Fort Blisss Freedom
Crossing. Information: 569-5644. Online registration at
A Family 5K is also planned.

Chile Pepper Challenge The El Paso

Bicycle Clubs annual Big Ride is Sunday, Sept.

25, with ride distances of 100, 62, 40, 27 and
10 miles, all beginning and ending at Grace
Gardens, 6701 Westside Drive. Start times are
7 a.m. (100 mile), 7:30 a.m. (62 mile), 8 a.m.
(40 mile), 8:30 a.m. (27 mile) and 9 a.m. (10
mile). Information:


Guys and Dolls Golf Tournament

The new mixed couples golf tournament is set
for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6-7 at Cree
Meadows Country Club in Ruidoso, N.M.
Saturday is a scramble format, and Sunday is
modified alternate shot. Cost: $200 per player
(by Aug 1). Information: (575) 257-1032.
Battle at Underwood The two man

team tournament is Friday through Sunday,

Aug. 12-14, at the Underwood Golf Complex,
3200 Coe, on Fort Bliss. Fee: $125 per person
(includes, green fees, carts, range balls, $50 tee
gift and lunch on both days). Registration
required: 568-1059.

Recreational sports

Fitness at the Park El Paso City Rep.

Claudia Ordaz hosts a free Yoga in the Park

fitness event at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at
John Lyons Park, 11510 Cheryl Ladd.
Information: 212-0006. Next and final event is
Sept. 17: Fun Day in the Sun.

Kids Fishing Tournament Ascarate

Fishing Club hosts the tournament for ages 316, 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 13, at
Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Prizes awarded in
three age categories. Registration is 7:30 to
10:30 a.m. Free food and t-shirts for all registered kids. Information: 790-3788 or

Kinect Bowling Tournaments City of

El Paso Parks and Recreation Department and
Humana Inc. host X-Box Bowling Tournament
for seniors age 50 and older, at various senior
centers every other month. The Wednesday,
Aug. 17 tournament begins at 12:30 p.m. at
Grandview Senior Center, 3134 Jefferson.
Participation is free; all participants receive tshirt. Registration at any senior center.
Information: 544-0753.

Fitness Saturdays at San Jacinto

Professional fitness trainers from across the city
host weekly outdoor workouts at 7 a.m.
Saturdays at San Jacinto Plaza, Downtown. with
calisthenics by Peak Fitness 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.
; boot camp 8 to 8:30 a.m. with Xtreme
Fitness and cool down with yoga 8:30 to 9 a.m.
by Ruby. Breakfast follows at Pallets at 9:15
a.m. Information: Fitness Coordinator Walter
Cupa, 328-9063.

Motor sports

El Paso Motorplex The drag strip is at

13101 Gateway West, (east of El Paso at I-10

off Clint exit #42). Test and Tune begins at 7
p.m. Fridays. Entry fee is $20; spectator admission is $5. Races run through November.
Information: 887-3318 or

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Southern New Mexico Speedway 11

miles west of Las Cruces exit 132, off I-10.
Take south frontage road to Southern New
Mexico Fairgrounds. Weekly racing season runs
through Sept. 24. General admission: $10;
free for age 10 and younger; $25 family pack;
$30 pit passes. Information: 575-524-7913 or

Western Tech Speedway Park 14851

Marina (off Montana 7 miles east of Loop 375).
Formerly El Paso Speedway Park. General
admission: $10 (free for age 10 and under).
Family pack: $25 (two adults and four children
under 16). Pit passes: $30. Information: 7918749 or
Regular season races are 7:45 p.m. Friday
through Sept. 2. Gates open at 5:50 p.m.

Arroyo Seco Raceway The Southern

New Mexico track is located off Hwy 549, off

I-10 at the Akela exit, with drag racing, motorcycle racing, sportscar testing and more. Call
for ticket prices and times. Information: (575)
494-4794 or
ASR Superlap is Saturday, Aug. 6.
Motorcycle Trackdays are Saturday and
Sunday Aug. 13-14, and Sept. 3-4.

Runs and walks

Eastwood Football Kickoff Run The

2nd annual 5K race and 1-mile walk is 6:30
p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at Trooper Stadium at
Eastwood High School. Cost: $20; $25 race
day. Information: Mike Coulter, 274-5222.
Registration at

Run Internacional: The U.S.-Mexico

10K Run The 2nd annual 10K race is 7

a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, beginning at the

International Bridges Department, 1001 S.
Stanton, with a route linking El Paso and Jurez.
Entry fee: $25 through Aug. 3, $30 Aug. 4-5.
Limited to 1,500 participants. Entry form online
To cross the border, all runners must have a
passport, permanent resident card or other
government-approved crossing identification.

Race for the Future The 5K run and 1-

mile walk benefiting Boys and Girls Club of El

Paso is 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at Western
Playland, 1249 Futurity in Sunland Park.
Registration: $25 by Aug. 5; $30 Aug. 6-7.
Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663; registration at

Childrens Grief Center Memory Walk

- The 5K run, 5k walk and 1-mile family fun

walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Album
Park, 3001 Parkwood. First 300 registrants
receive t-shirts; refreshments at finish line.
Information: 532-6004; online registration: Cost: $25; $30
after Aug. 1.

Ten Miler in the Heat The Fort Bliss

10-mile run, open to active-duty military, family

members, DoD/Da civilians and the El Paso
community, is 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 on at
Soto Physical Fitness Center, 20733
Constitution on Fort Bliss. Cost: $10 active
duty; $25 all others through Aug. 10. Additional
$10 for late registration. Information: 744-5790
or Registration at

Home Run for the Homeless

Edwards Homes/ERA Sellers, Buyers and
Associates host the 5K and Kids Dash benefiting El Pasos Opportunity Center for the
Homeless at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the
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Clock Tower at Southwest University Park on

Durango Street. Refreshments at end of race
for all participants. Registration: $30; $15 kids
dash for age 12 and younger (no t-shirt). Sleepin donation: $25. No race day registration for
competitive run. Registration at

Stephanie Olivo Memorial 5K The

annual 5K run and 1-mile fun walk benefiting El

Paso Red Cross is 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at
Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Registration: $20.
Information: 592-0208.

Irish Run Cathedral High Schools 5K

competitive run and 1-mile fun walk begins at 8

p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at Cathedral High
School, 1309 N. Stanton. Cost: $20 per event
($15 military, students and seniors, with ID at
packet pickup). Race day registration is $25.
Register at

Rhino Run The 4th annual Vern Johndro

Memorial competitive 8 K and 5K competitive
runs and 1 mile fun run and walk are 8 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 21, at Braden Aboud
Park/Marwood Shelter, 5264 Roxbury.
Registration: $25, $20 military and per runner
for teams of 10 or more. Registration increases
by $5 after Aug. 20. Information: 478-5663 or Online registration at
Run/Walk for Life The 5th annual 5K

run/walk and 1 mile family walk it 8 a.m.

Saturday, Aug. 27, at House of Hope, 1204
Montana. Registration: $20; $15 kids under 10
($5 increase after Aug. 25). All entry fees proceeds benefit House of Hope. Registration at

Trails & Rails Run The 8-mile run and 1

mile kids dash is Saturday, Aug. 27, at the
Trestle Recreation Area (near intersection of
HWY 84 and 130), near Cloudcroft, N.M. Run
begins at 8:30 a.m. with kids dash at 8 a.m.
Registration: $30 ($10 kids dash). Night before
or race day registration is $35. Proceeds benefit Cloudcroft Students. Information: Cindy
Preslar (575) 430-7634; Amy Collins, (575)
202-2343 or on Facebook at Cloudcroft
Registration at
The 8-mile course is all on trail and old railroad bed. There will be two aid stations along
the way with fruit and water. The Kids Dash
will be a series of laps around the paved parking area of the Trestle Recreation area.
5K More than a Marathon Race
Challenge The 2016 More than a

Marathon series challenge continues through

February, and aims to help keep runners
focused, motivated and on track to run a
Personal Best at the El Paso Marathon 5K, on
Feb. 19. Information, qualification:

Danny Ray Sanchez Memorial Run

The 5th annual 5K run and 1-mile fun walk

benefiting the Danny Ray Sanchez Memorial
Fund is 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Montwood
High School, 12000 Montwood. Part of the
More Than A Marathon series. Registration:
$20; $15 per person for teams of 10 or more.
Online registration at

Eagle in the Sun Triathlon El Pasos

only USA Triathlon-sanctioned multi-sport

race, with a 400m swim, 12 mile bike ride, and
5K run, is 7 a.m. to noon Sunday, Sept. 4,
starting at the SISD Aquatic Center and ending
at the SAC (Socorro Activities Center), 1257
Southview. Information: 229-5656. Online registration at
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was useless.
What now? I asked.
He calmly replied, Well eat some
breakfast, then Ill saddle up, ride home,
get my truck and trailer, come back for
by John McVey Middagh
n another trip out to the desert with
Sure enough right there was a black point
you and the gear. And well look for your
John S.A. Martin, Id trailered my
setting on top of the dirt. I bent down,
the East Potrillos. They dug so deep they
horse Joe and a packhorse from my
picked it up and handed it to him. He
John left and I stacked our gear leaving
must have broken through the underground
Cowboy Trading Post to his house at the
examined it and handed it back to me sayout
my bedroll to spread out under a big
aquifer, because a short time later all the
foot of the mesa 25 miles this side of the
ing it was mine to keep. Still to this day I
mesquite bush for shade. It was four or
Potrillo Mountains. He was ready and
am wondering if he didnt throw that point
five hours when I heard a truck coming,
At least us campers had some fine places
waiting, so it wasnt long before we were
down as I was dismounting. Doesnt matthe only vehicle all day. It stopped a few
to stop overnight.
horseback and out his back gate heading
ter, I still have that arrowhead and it made
yards away. John was with his wife, Mary,
We got there late that afternoon, unsadtoward Mt. Riley.
for great conversation the remainder of the
who descended with a welcoming wave.
John knew this area well, for he had been ride.
Seeing them and the truck was a relief. I
the old fence that had surrounded the now
trapping coyotes for years back there.
We planned to camp at an abandon farmwalked over feeling a bit sheepish seeing
demolished house. Wed staked our aniAbout ten miles out we had to stop to open house built by Jesse Burner. It was one of
Mary, but she was smiling as always, gave
mals on long tethers allowing them some
a gate, I being the youngest got the job of
four truck farms that were built around the
me a big hug, and whispered, A lesson
dismounting and as I was in the process
early 60s. They grew melons, chile and
could find. We sat and visited until it was
John said, Look down to your left is
tomatoes until a drilling company came in
We gathered the camp gear and my sadtime to cook supper. Wed started a fire
that an arrowhead?
and dug a well across the road alongside
into the truck. The last thing I did was
and it had burned down to red coals. We
walk to my bedroll, grabbing the end
cooked steaks; potatoes were put deep
pulling it up, and snapping it to clean any
down into the coals and opened a can of
off before folding it and to my great
beans. It wasnt long before we were eatwhat flies out the front but a ratsurprise
tlesnake. With me jumping back, the snake
After cleanup John went to bring in his
landed 15 feet in front of where John and
horse. He told me he had the habit of
Mary stood watching me.
bringing his horse in close for the night to
No big reaction from the two of them,
make sure it would still be around in the
morning. He proceeded to hobble the front John simply pulled his .38 revolver from
his hip, shooting the head off Mr. Rattler.
feet, and then ran the lead rope from the
wasnt the biggest rattler wed ever seen
halter down through those same hobbles,
the first time Id ever shared my bed
tying to a back foot.
with one.
I asked him if that wasnt a bit of an
We got into the truck heading back,
overkill. He replied, The horse will be
to find my horses standing at
here in the morning. He said that I had
of a fence, but we didnt see
better do the same. But, no, I told him,
them until we came off the mesa. Looking
My horses will stay around and come to
ahead we saw them in a ranchers pen. The
my call, Ill just let them roam.
ranch owners must have opened their gate
Night fell; the darkness showed us thouallowing the horses to enter for the night.
sands of stars. The stillness soothed the
I saddled up my paint horse, Joe, and rode
heart and soul. The warm day turned into a
the rest of the way to Johns place,
cool night, good for sleeping. I did sleep
with the packhorse. The kind properwell, too well, because when I awoke the
never came out, so I had to
first thing I sensed was that something was
thank them with a prayer. A lesson learned.
missing. My horses were gone. Up I
jumped, looking around, 360 degrees, gone
John McVey Middagh is a former
nowhere in sight. John was already up and
saddle shop owner and amateur
not rising from making coffee, just turn his
local historian. You can reach him
saying not a word. I called out knowing it

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Chile Season

The colors, smells and taste of chile fill the air and make our mouths water each year as the crop
ripens in the Borderland, especially in the famed Hatch Valley, home of the worlds best known chile.
he smells of late summer are unmistakable along the Rio
Grande farmlands as chile ripens in the fields then roasted after harvest. So are the colors as the bright green
pungent plants turn into vibrant red as they are left to dry then
hung in decorative ristras. And of course the taste is memorable
Nowhere else do all these sensory delights come alive than
southern New Mexicos Hatch Valley, home of the worlds most
famous varieties of chile and its biggest celebration, the annual
Hatch Chile Festival.
I love the smell, the anticipation of tasting a fresh roasted
chile, says Bernadette Holguin-Acosta, one of the festivals
Hatch is the Mecca of chile lovers, noted Josh Landis of CBS
Sunday Morning, who in a 2008 report called the area a pepper
lovers paradise. The national news show highlighted products
such as red and green chile caramels, chile popcorn and peanut
brittle, green chile cheese burgers, chile rellenos and deep fried
chile chips. Theres also green chile sausage, chile scented candles and soaps, chile jewelry and clothing, and even cosmetics.
Chile experts say the soil conditions and climate in the Hatch
Valley create a perfect environment for the chile that give the
Hatch Chile its flavor, much like certain wine growing regions
topography contribute to the flavor of their grapes.
Hatch Valley chile also was cited by BBC World News as the
Worlds Best Chile Pepper.
Although chile is technically a fruit, its the state vegetable of
New Mexico. The official state question is Red or Green? (All
chile starts out green; the plant turns red when it dries, or in
some varieties, when it becomes fully ripe; both are used in
cooking and sauces, with different taste and spiciness.) And dont
ever confuse chile with chili chile is the plant and chili is the
dish made with meat, chile powder and other ingredients.
Chiles have been part of the areas history at least since Spanish
settlement beginning in 1598 helped cultivate and spread the
crop. New Mexicos chile is no longer just a staple of regional
cuisine but is exported throughout the country and world.
Southern New Mexico not only is home to the famous Hatch
chile, but also the foremost center of chile research, the Chile
Pepper Institute at NMSU. NMSU is also where most of todays
chile originated, and where new varieties and new uses of chile
are constantly being developed.

August 2016

Stories by Lisa Kay Tate

Hatch: Hotbed of chile

atch, located off I-25 between Las Cruces

and Truth or Consequences, shows off its
spicy heritage as Chile Capital of the
World with the annual Hatch Chile Festival hosted
every Labor Day weekend, which increases the community population from a couple of thousand to
upwards of 30,000 during the event. The event
includes chile samples, recipes, parade, carnival
games and rides, artisans, vendors, and, of course, a
chile eating contest.
Holgin-Acosta said she loves the way the entire
Hatch community embraces it.
We are a small community with a big heart, she
said. You can ask anyone about Chile.
The festival has given Holgin-Acosta and her fellow
festival organizers a chance to meet with people from
all over the world.
I have met people from India and Haiti who have
gone to experience a local festival, she said. Just
remembering some license plates from the parking
lot I remember seeing Alaska, New Jersey and
Festival organizers all have at least one memory of
witnessing visitors from other parts of the world
come to the small community of Hatch to be part of
the chile world.
Tina Cabrales remembers visitors from Switzerland
and Germany who loved the event and were very
Sissy Franzoy recalled meeting visitors from
Australia who came to play horseshoes one year,
Franzoy said. Also from Japan. They always say
they are having a great time.
Paul Dulin, also a festival volunteer, noted that people who visit from other regions arent just specta-

El Paso Scene

Crowning of Chile Queen at Hatch Chile Festival

(photo courtesy of festival)

NMSU is center of chile research

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tors; they are often enthusiastic consumers of this

spicy fruit.
Many foreigners whether they are tourists on vacation, international students at NMSU or UTEP, international faculty at universities or medical staff at
hospitals, attend the festival, he said. For instance,
the winners of the chile eating contests at the 2013
and 2014 festivals were respectively from the Czech
Republic and Uganda.
For Latisha Zamora, who also works with the festival, both the sights, smells and visitors at the festival
are what she looks forward to most.
The No. 1 reason (I love the festival) is the beautifully handcrafted ristras, the aroma of chile roasting
and the welcoming smiles of our community, she

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said. A couple from Germany said they

heard about it and decided to try it. They
really liked it and they enjoyed the taste
testing and events.
The festival also crowns a Chile Queen
each year.
I feel that the most unique thing about
the Chile Queen is you have to know about
Chile, said Holguin-Acosta, who organizes the Chile Queen event. What is the difference between red and green? Do they
come from the same plant?
She said this isnt that hard for many of
the candidates who have grown up among
the proud chile culture of the area.
Our queens have been around chile their
whole lives and so many of these questions
are second nature to these young ladies,
she said. Our contest is not a beauty contest but a chile knowledge contest. They
are judged primarily on their speech on
any aspect of chile.
The Hatch Chile Festival may be the
most famous chile event, but the chile is
taken very seriously during the annual
New Mexico Chile conference held in the
early spring. The 2016 conference in
February was held in Las Cruces, and
addressed issues like the use of drones in
agriculture, regulations and research into
food modernization safety, and insect and
weed control.
There is also an International Pepper
Conference, drawing growers from all over
the world. The 2016 conference setting is

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Desert Gardens, a family owned chile farm in the Hatch Valley,

invites family and friends to help roast and bag chile at the end
of summer. The helpers also get the first opportunity to stock up
on chile, with much of it stored frozen for year-round use.
Trujillo, La Libertad in Peru.
Dulin said there really is a culture of
Chile in the regionand elsewhere.
There is a cult following of Chile in not
only Mexican cuisine but cuisine of many
countries throughout the world, he said.
For many a harvest festival is a different
type of venue, where elements of agriculture processing and cuisine come together.
Many if not most of those that attend are
Chile-Heads those who have a craving
if not an addiction) for Chile.
As the famed center of the chile industry,
Hatch chile growers and sellers are anxious to protect the Hatch Chile brand.
To make sure only Hatch Valley chiles
can be called Hatch chiles, New Mexico

state legislators passed a law protecting its

name, as well as the New Mexico Chile
in 2012.
However, there have still been labeling
disputes over exactly what makes a Hatch
Chile a Hatch Chile. According to an
Associated Press article in June of this
year, the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of
Appeals court took the side of Hatch Chile
Association and an allied food distributor, El Encanto, over the use of the areas
name by rival growers. This decision could
affect brands like Hatch Chile Company,
based in Albuquerque. The goal for the
association would be the creation of a certification mark to help consumers identify
chiles that actually come from the Hatch

El Paso Scene

Photos by Randy Limbird

The written court decision stated Hatch
produced some of the world's finest chile
peppers and also "may be to chiles what
Napa is to grapes.
The Hatch Chile Store, a family venture
headquartered in Hatch, includes five generations of the extended family of chile
growers who date to the first farmer to
grow chile in the area, Joseph Franzoy.
Despite the fact that vendors will often
assure their customers that what they are
selling is genuine, much of the time it is
grown in Mexico and shipped to the U.S.,

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NMs chile has its roots at NMSU

Whats now known as New Mexico chile

was developed by horticulturalist Dr.
Faban Garcia at New Mexico State
University in Las Cruces.
Garcia was born in Chihuahua, Mexico
and attended New Mexico College of
Agriculture and Mechanical Arts, later to
be named New Mexico State University.
He was a member of NMSUs first graduating class in 1894, and later became director of NMSUs Agricultural Experiment
station and Extension Services.
Its his chile, however, for which he is
most remembered and love. He developed
a new type of chile pod, the New
Mexican, and is considered the pioneer of
what is now a $300 million New Mexico
chile pepper industry.
Around 1907, Fabian Garcia began a
series of groundbreaking experiments to
develop more standardized chile pepper
varieties,says a biography of Garcia provided by the Chile Pepper Institute at
NMSU. In 1921 he released New
Mexico 9,' the first New Mexican variety
with a dependable pod size and heat level.
This new pod variety opened commercial
markets for New Mexico chile pepper and
established the New Mexico chile pepper
food industry. Thus, he is known as the
Father of the Mexican Food industry of the
United States.
A residence hall, meeting hall, and
NMSUs 45-acre horticulture farm and two
scholarship programs are named after
The Chile Pepper Institute was founded
in 1992, and is the only international,

non-profit organization devoted to education and research related to capsicum, or

chile peppers. The institute also conducts
research on the chile pepper at its Fabian
Garcia Horticultural Center.
One of the centers most popular locations is its teaching garden.
The teaching garden features chile varieties from around the world, with different
colors, shapes, flavors and heat levels,
said Adn Delval, program specialist at the
institute. The (guided) tour is approximately 30 to 45 minutes where we will discuss many of the different chile varieties
and answer any questions guests may
The garden has more than 150 different
types of chiles from the wild to the bell
pepper, and everything in between, he
Common varieties include the New
Mexico #20 mild chile, the medium Big
Jim, and the hot variety, the Barker.
Chile heat is measured by Scoville Heat
Units (SHUs), with mild bell peppers at 0
SH, and as of 2016, the Carolina Reaper at
2,200,000 SHUs. New Mexico chile typically measures 500 to 2,500 SHUs.
For consumers wanting flavor without too
much heat, cutting the light colored
veins out before eating will help curb or
eliminate the heat of any chile.
Institute Director Dr. Paul Bosland said
he recommends the gardens tours even for
area residents. Its open for free self-guided tours from sunrise to sunset during summer months, and guided tours are offered
for $25.


This spicy base is used to smother

enchiladas, burritos, stuffed sopaipillas,
and just about anything else you can think
of, Hatch Chile Store information boasts.
Roasted green chile is also commonly
used to top cheeseburgers, stuff into burritos, fry into rellenos and made with ground
beef and potatoes in stew. Chile is such a
popular part of New Mexico cuisine that it
can also be found in desserts, breads, pizzas and more.
The familiar site during chile season,
offered at the festival and at several area
merchants, roadsides stands and markets,
is the chile ristra. The ristra, a string of
chiles that began as a method of drying a
preserving chile pods for future culinary
uses, are often purchased and displayed
primarily for decorative purposes.
Landis also shared with viewers nationwide one of the green fruits big appeals
the aroma.
While the chiles may look good, its
their scent that is really out of sight,
Landis reported. The smell of thousands
of green chile peppers roasting to perfection.
Landis of CBS Sunday Morning encouraged people to visit the area during the
festival or any time of year, even if only
for the smell.
While some people wish they could bottle the smell of this place, for now youll
just have to come here yourself to get the
flavor of this faraway corner of the country.

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the family writes in their business history.

At the Hatch Chile Store, we believe that
the term Hatch Chile should only be used
by farmers located right here in the Hatch
Valley along the Rio Grande.
The Hatch Chile Store has a store in Las
Cruces near Old Mesilla and also sells
online (
Another long-time chile farming family
are the Lytles, whose Hatch Chile Express
is another popular online seller
James Lytle of Hatch co-developed the
Big Jim chile with NMSU professor Roy
Nakayama. The chile was named in his
honor following his death in 1970.
Third-generation farmer Jimmy Lytle
(son of Big Jim:) currently maintains
I praise God that Jimmy grows a product that is addictive and legal, says Jo
Lytle, his wife and Hatch Chile Express
CEO, on the farms site.
Capsaicin, the active ingredient in chile
peppers that give the fruit its spiciness,
triggers endorphins in the brain, giving it a
reputation for being addictive. This isnt
a bad thing as chile is also known to
increase metabolism, can be filled with
Vitamin C, iron, calcium, protein and fiber,
contains no cholesterol, and has multiple
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Each year, Bosland said the Fabian

Garcia Educational Garden has a different
theme highlighting a different set of chile
peppers, with this years theme being
Wild Ones.
We have planted many of the wild
species of Capsicum (chile pepper genus),
he said.
Although the green chile is a familiar and
favorite, Bosland said the New Mexico
product is loved worldwide. However, he
said people also recognize and want the
genuine regional chile.
Many regions of the world have something called green chile, but they are not
the New Mexican green chile, he
explained. They are just chile fruits that
are green in color. Old El Paso cans New
Mexico green chile and sends it to Europe,
Asia, and Africa.
Like many well-love agricultural products, the green chile goes beyond just
expected culinary uses.
New Mexican green chile is very versatile, he said. Many people recommend
chicken soup for a cold, but here it is green
chile stew to clear the sinus and chase the
cold away.
He said green chile in an apple pie seems
to enhance the apple flavor, and he has
seen many other clever ways to bring chile
into the menu.
A local restaurant proudly lists green
chile chicken lasagna on its menu,
Bosland said. Green chile powder is an
easy way to spice up popcorn. If the powder is sprinkled on flowers, it will keep the
rabbits from eating them.

The New Mexico Chile Pepper

Institute supplies several free informational items on the history,
preparation, heritage and uses of
the chile. Here are a few of Chile
Pepper Facts from the institute:
On his first voyage to the
Western hemisphere, Christopher
Columbus called the chile pod pepper, thinking that it was a related to
black pepper due to its heat.
One fresh medium-sized chile
pod has as much Vitamin C as six
oranges, and one teaspoon of dried
red chile will meet daily Vitamin A
Capsaicinoids, the chemical that
make chile peppers hot, are used in
muscle patches for sore and aching
Chile peppers are relatives of
tomatoes, potatoes, and eggplants,
all belonging to the nightshade family.
Even ornamental chile peppers
are edible, however, they have
been bred for appearance and often
have little to no flavor and can be
very hot.
Wild chiles are spread by birds.
Birds dont have the receptors in
their mouths to feel the heat.
Native Americans cultivated the
chile pepper for centuries for culinary and medicinal uses.
Hot chile peppers can burn calories by triggering a thermodynamic
burn in the body. This speeds up
the metabolism.

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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: 212-0966 or
Zoo After Howlers extended hours are 9:30
a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20.
Week-long camps for ages 6 to 10 are 9 a.m.
to noon Monday through Friday. Meerkat camp
is Aug. 1-5; Red River Hog camp is Aug. 8-12.
. Information: 212-0245 or

El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society

A weekend trip to White Mountains of

Arizona, 258 miles from El Paso, is planned
Aug. 5-8. Information: Mark Perkins, 637-3521

Gardening 101 El Paso Master

Gardeners present a free workshop on Fall

and winter Gardening starts now, 4 to 5:30
p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at El Paso Multipurpose
Center, 9031 Viscount, in partnership with
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension and Office of

Hip Hop, alternative and more at 8 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 18.

Journey through Time at Lake Lucero

Accompany rangers and living history actors
Resilience and Sustainability. Final workshop in
this years series. Information: 212-0115 or Register at

El Paso Cactus and Rock Club The

club will celebrate El Pasos Cactus
Appreciation Month 10 a.m. to noon Saturday,
Aug. 6, at St. Albans Episcopal Church, 1810
Elm. Program is Desert plants from the Tinaja
Atlas Mountains of southwest Arizona, by
Javier Gurrola, engineer and biologist from
Glendale, Ariz. Admission is free. Information:
Franklin Mountains State Park Most

hiking and mountain-biking trails begin in the

Tom Mays area, off Transmountain Drive 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

FranklinMountainsSP. Web:
The Chihuahuan Desert Chili Challenge is
Saturday, Aug. 20, in the Tom Mays Unit.
Dare to Dream Yoga in the Park is 8 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 27, with Rachelle and Aman.
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
Guided Beginners Mountain Bike Ride is 7
a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6.
Bark in the Park dog-friendly hike is 6 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 20.
Womens Hike on the Maze Trails is 6 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 26.

NM Rails-To-Trails Association

Bonnies Trestle, the Cloudcroft areas newest

National Historic Site is and the associated railbed will be open to the public: Aug. 6-7, and
Sept. 10-11. Information: (575) 434-1949 or

NM Native Plant Society The Las

Cruces Chapter of the society meets at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 10, in the Social Center
Conference Room at University Terrace Good
Samaritan Village, 3011 Buena Vida Circle in
Las Cruces. Herpetologist Frank Bryce will give
a presentation on snakes, with live props.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Information: (575) 523-8413 or
The society will host a field trip to see wildflowers at Pea Blanca at the south end of the
Organ Mountains, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,
Aug. 13, meeting at First National Rio Grande
Bank on corner of University and Telshor to
carpool. Bring lunch, water, sun protection, and
good walking shoes. Information: (575) 5238413 (leave message).

El Paso Native Plant Society The

society meets Thursday, Aug. 11, at St. Albans
Episcopal Church, 1810 Elm (at Wheeling).
Jackye Meineke, former owner of Enchanted
Gardens Nursery in Las Cruces presents
Succulent Plants for Landscapes and Pots.
Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. with program at
7 p.m. Admission is free. Information: 2407414.

Garden Talks at Ardovinos Desert

Crossing Ardovinos Desert Crossing, One

Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, hosts free talks

on various aspects of gardening with Texas
AgriLife Extension Service Master Gardeners 9
to 9:30 a.m. Saturdays through early fall on the
patio during their weekly farmers market.
Information: 240-7414 or
Aug. 13: Good Bugs, Bad Bugs with Mary
Ann McCrave
Aug. 27: Vermiculite: Wiggly Squigglies in
the Garden with Matt Santillian

Full Moon Nights White Sands National

Monument, 15 miles southwest of Alamogordo,

N.M., on U.S. 70, hosts monthly full moon programs through October. Entrance fee: $5 age
16 and older. Free for children. Information:
(575) 479-6124, ext. 236 or (575) 679-2599,
ext. 232; or go to
The 1st Armored Division Old Ironsides
Band, Shock Wave performs pop, rock, R&B,

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from the New Mexico Farm and Ranch

Heritage Museum Saturday, Sept. 3, on a journey through the 10,000 years of human habitation in the Tularosa Basin.
The four-hour program begins at 9 a.m. Along
the hike to Lake Lucero, colorful characters
such as celebrated author Eugene Manlove
Rhodes and renowned photographer Ansel
Adams will share the rich history of the basin.
Program fee: $8 for 16 years and older, $4 for
children. Reservations are required and will be
accepted starting Aug. 7 at All
tour reservations must be made through the
The trail is uneven, rocky, and has a grade of
two to three percent. See website for details.

Author Dan Flores Southwest

Environmental Center, 275 N. Main in Las

Cruces presents environmental historian Dan
Flores, author of Coyote America and other
books, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, as part of
its Tuesday Talk Series. Information: (575) 5225552 or

NM Native Plant Society conference

The Native Plant Society of New Mexicos

annual conference is 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 a.m. to noon
Sunday, Sept. 23-25, at New Mexico Farm
and Ranch Heritage Museum, Dripping Springs
Road in Las Cruces, hosted by the Las Cruces
Chapter. This years theme is Celebrating
Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National
Monument: Hidden Diversities / Secrets
Revealed, and includes talks on the Monument
and its plants, walks in a variety of areas of the
Monument, as well as workshops, a silent auction, a book sale, and a banquet. Cost: $115 by
Sept. 15 ( $15 discount with society membership). Information: (575) 523-8413 (leave message) or

Master Gardener Course The Texas

AgriLife Extension Service will host a 12-week

master gardener course 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays, beginning Sept. 8-Nov. 17, at
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 301
Manny Martinez. Classes include: Xeriscape
principles, lawn care, trees and pruning, soils
identifying plant pests and more. Complete the
classroom requirement, then use volunteer 60
hours at approved sites to become a certified
Extension Master Gardener. Application fee:
$195. Information, applications: 771-2354 or
Deadline for applications is Aug. 19; orientation begins Sept. 1.

Rio Bosque Wetlands Park UTEPs

Center for Environmental Resource

Management offers free guided walking tours
and other activities at Rio Bosque Wetlands
Park in El Pasos Mission Valley. Tours last
about two hours. Information: 747-8663 or
Introductory tours are 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug.
Community workdays are 8 a.m. Saturday,
Aug. 20.
Faunal Monitoring is 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug.
Bird tours are 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28.
Meeting place is a bridge crossing Riverside
Canal. Take Americas Ave. (Loop 375) to Pan
American Drive, turn left and travel 1.5 miles.

Municipal Rose Garden The garden at

3418 Aurora (at Copia) is now open to the

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public 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through

November, except for official holidays.
Admission is free. Information/rentals: El Paso
Parks and Recreation, 541-4331.

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

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.

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
Summer hours (through Sept. 5): Visitor
Center open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily; tours available 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Last entry into cave
via natural entrance is 3:30 p.m. Last entry into
cave via elevator is 5 p.m.
Summer and fall Star Parties are after dark the
first Saturday of every month through Oct. 1,
in the East parking lot. Admission is free.
New Moon Star Gazing in Rattlesnake Canyon
runs through October on evenings of new
moon (Aug. 2, Sept. 1). Space is limited; early
sign up encouraged; age 8 and older only.
Picture This! Photography Tours of the Kings
Palace are 3 to 4 p.m. is every other Thursday
through Sept. 1. (Aug. 4, 18, 23 and 26,
and Sept. 1). Cost; $15; space is limited; registration required.
Bird banding of the cave swallows is the first
Friday of the month through October in the
Bird watching at Rattlesnake Springs is 6:45 to
9 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 24.
Full Moon Hike is Aug. 18. Space is limited;
early sign up encouraged; age 8 and older only.
Junior Ranger Days are every other Saturday
(Aug. 6, 20; Sept. 3).
The bat season generally lasts from April or
May through mid-October. Daily bat flight talks
begin at 7:30 p.m. (about 15 minutes long) are
offered just before sunset at the amphitheater
outside the natural entrance. Admission is free.
Then bats willing visitors are treated to
the sunset spectacle of clouds of bats flying out
of the cave entrance. Best flights are usually in
August and September.
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.

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 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
through Sept. 11 Park hours are 7 a.m. to 9
p.m. through Sept. 3. Entrance fee: $5 age 16
and older. Free for children. Information: (575)
479-6124, ext. 236 or (575) 679-2599, ext.
232; or go to
Sunset strolls are offered daily one hour
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before sunset (7 p.m. through Aug. 7; 6:45

p.m. Aug. 8-21; and 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22-Sept. 4).
Full Moon Hikes are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday,
Aug. 17, and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14.
Reservations required (online only). Cost: $8;
$4 age 15 and young, plus monument entrance
The 1st Armored Division Old Ironsides
Band, Shock Wave performs pop, rock, R&B,
Hip Hop, alternative and more at 8 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 18, as part of Full Moon Nights
monthly full moon programs.
Journey Through Time at Lake Lucero is 9
a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, as part of the Step Into
the Past series. The four-hour program begins
at 9 a.m. Along the hike to Lake Lucero.
Program fee: $8 for 16 years and older, $4 for
children. Reservations are required and will be
accepted starting Aug. 7 online only at

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

Gila Cliff Dwellings National

Monument 44 miles north of Silver City

on NM Highway 15. Entrance fee: $5 per person; $10 per family. Information: (575) 5369461 or
Rim Photography Hike is 10 a.m. Saturday,
Aug. 6, beginning at Woodys Corral trailhead.
The four-hour (round trip) wilderness hike
goes to the top of the South Mesa across the
canyon from the Cliff Dwellings. Strenuous, primarily off trail.
Full Moon Hike (a moderate 1-mile round
trip) is 9 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, starting at
the at the Monument Trail Head. The dwellings
will be partially illuminated.

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
Oliver Lee State Park, Highway 54 south of
Alamogordo at the Dog Canyon turnoff.
Information: (575) 437-8284.
A night sky viewing of Neptune at Opposition,
and the Crescent Moon is 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 3.
Percha Dam State Park, 60 miles north of Las
Cruces on Interstate 25. Information: (575)
Star Programs are 9 to 10 p.m. Saturday,
Aug. 6, and 8 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3.
Caballo Lake State Park, 60 miles north of
Las Cruces on Interstate 25. Information: (575)
Star Programs are 9 to 10 p.m. Saturday,
Aug. 6, and 8 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3.

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) 8875516.
Full moon Walk is 7:45 to 8:15 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 18, preceded by music by the
bluegrass group A Wing and A Prayer.
September performer to be announced.
International Vulture Awareness Day activities
and crafts are 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27,
with a PowerPoint program on Turkey
Vultures at 1 p.m.
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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 through Sept. 17, Two Tribes,
Two Runs, two photography exhibits about
the Tarahumara and the Mescalero Apache
Indians and the importance of running in their
respective cultures: Run! Super-Athletes of the
Sierra Madre by Diana Molina; and Running
for Life: The Mescalero Apache Girls Comingof-Age Ceremony by David Carmichael, PhD.,
associate professor of anthropology at UTEP.
Related events:
Rarmuri: the Foot Runners of the Sierra
Madre, lecture by Diana Molina at 1 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 13.
A screening of the award-winning documentary, Goshen: Places of Refuge for the Running
People, is 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. The film
chronicles the Tarahamura in their native land.
Adventures in the Sierra Madre, lecture by
Diana Molina at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3.
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 (Aug. 7). A museum representative will be on hand to answer questions.

El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study

Center 715 N. Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m.

to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday.
Admission is free. Information: 351-0048 or
Showing Aug. 6-Oct. 9: Remember Me:
Children of the Holocaust exhibition for and
about children. EPHMs first in-house designed
and curated exhibit is the harrowing story of
the Holocaust as told through the eyes of its
youngest victims and survivors. Beginning with
pre-war life, family pictures, narratives, artifacts, and recorded diary excerpts, this exhibit
will engage young visitors as they travel
through the unfolding events of the childrens
lives (rise of Nazism, ghettos, hiding, and rescue). Recommended for ages 6 and older.
Grand opening is 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6.

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. Tours are 10:30 to
2 p.m. Saturdays. 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 (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), and
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Museum admission is
free. Information: 212-0320 or
Showing July 28-Sept. 18, in conjunction
with El Paso Classic Film Festival and the 60th
anniversary of the movie Giant, is A Giant
Story: When Hollywood Came to West
Texas. The exhibit explores the location shoot
in Marfa, its El Paso ties and some of the
movies main themes, with costumes designed
by Academy Award-winner Marjorie O. Best
for Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor and James
Dean, on loan from the Warner Bros.
Corporate Archive. Also featured are production art, documents and off-set photographs
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from the George Stevens Collection at the

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Insights Science Center 521 Tays

Street (former Alamo Elementary). Call for

hours. Admission: $5.50 ($4.50 military, seniors; $3.50 age 4-12). Information, reservations: or 534-0000 (allow three
business days for response). Facebook at
InsightsElPasoScience Center.
Group reservations available with two-week
advance notice. Cost: $120 minimum.

Los Portales Museum and Visitor

Center 1521 San Elizario Road, San

Elizario. 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
their tour at the Visitor Center across the
street (1117 Magoffin, a restored 1901 home).
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.
Group tours available with advance registration.
Information: 533-5147 or
Showing through Sept. 18 in the Visitor
Center is Duty, Honor, Country: El Paso at
West Point. The exhibit, celebrating West
Point graduates who have helped shape El Paso
over time, is a joint effort of the Magoffin
Home and El Paso West Point Society.
All active duty military and their families are
invited to tour the Magoffin Home for free,
Memorial Day through Labor Day (through
Sept. 4), as part of the summer Blue Star
Museum programs.
The site currently seeks volunteers. Call for

National Border Patrol Museum and

Memorial Library 4315 Transmountain

Drive. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday

through Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday and
major holidays. Admission is free. Information:
759-6060 or

San Elizario Veterans Museum and

Memorial Walk 1501-B Main Street in

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

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

Tigua Indian Cultural Center 305

Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta

Mission. The center features a museum on the
Tigua tribe, offering a glimpse of five centuries
of Pueblo history and tradition. Hours are 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Free childrens activities daily. Admission is
free. Information: 859-7700,

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

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Las Cruces area

Branigan Cultural Center Branigan

Building, 501 N. Main, Las Cruces. Hours are
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday
(until 8 p.m. Thursday); 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday. Information: (575) 541-2154, or on Facebook.
Showing through Aug. 13: Color and
Vision: Artwork of Ailleen Shannon, landscapes and portraits in oil, pencil, and pastel
from 1914 to 1950. Shannon, lived in Las
Cruces from 1925 until her death in 1964.
Showing through Aug. 20: Plastic
Unwrapped exhibit organized by the Burke
Museum, University of Washington. The exhibit
explores how material culture was changed,
rapidly and perhaps permanently, by plastics.
Showing through Aug. 20: Painted
Parallels, featuring the artwork of Dr. Sohini
Dhar and Sudeshna Sengupta. Artists reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5.
The monthly History Notes Lecture Series is
1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, on The
Archaeology of Spanish Heritage in New
Mexico, with Maria Hroncich-Conner.
Las Cruces Museum of Nature and
Science 411 N. Main. Hours are 10 a.m.

to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday (until 8

p.m. Thursday); 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Information: (575) 522-3120 or
A behind-the-scenes tour of the nature center
is 5 to 7 p.m. the first Friday of the month
(Aug. 5) as part of the Downtown Ramble.
Family programs offered are 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. Saturdays. Programs for ages 3-5 offered
at 9 a.m. Thursdays.

Las Cruces Railroad Museum 351 N.

Mesilla. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday through Friday (until 8 p.m. Thursday);
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


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 Aug. 31: Jim Bones: 50
Years of Bagging Light in the Big Bend.

New Mexico Museum of Space

History 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. The

museum features the International Space Hall

of Fame and the Tombaugh IMAX Dome
Theater and Planetarium.
Space center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Admission: $6 ($5 for seniors and military, $4
ages 4-12, children 3 and younger free). Call
for school tours and group ticket arrangements.
Information: (877) 333-659, (575) 437-2840 or
The Launch Pad Lecture Series is 9 to 11 a.m.
the first Friday of each month. The Aug. 5
topic is Great Balls of Gas: The Giant Planets
with Museum Executive Director Chris Orwoll.
Admission is free; coffee and donuts provided.
The theater now features the worlds first
Spitz Scidome 4k Laser fulldome planetarium
projection system. The theater will premier
one new giant screen film, two digital planetarium shows and a daily live star show.
Now showing is Journey to Space, which
takes moviegoers on a behind-the-scenes look
at the multinational effort to send humans to
Mars. Narrated by Patrick Stewart. Show times
are 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.
Combo tickets available (included museum
entrance and one IMAX ticket): $10 ($9 seniors
and military, $7 children.

Sacramento Mountains Historical

Museum U.S. 82 across from the

Chamber of Commerce in Cloudcroft, N.M.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday,
Friday and Saturday; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays.
Admission: $5 ($3 ages 6 to 12). Information:
(575) 682-2932.

watched a movie the other day about

the relationship between Bill Clinton
and Tony Blair. Clinton had just been
reelected president and Blair had just
become Prime Minster of Great Britain.
Clinton tells Blair he needs to start thinking right away about his legacy. What will
be his greatest lasting accomplishment?
The only problem is, history has a way of
laughing in your face. Clinton is best
remembered for well, I wont go into
that. Tony Blair got blasted for his role in
promoting the war in Iraq. Just last month
a British newspaper wrote of Blair, his
achievements are now forgotten.
By any standard, King Solomon had
every right to believe history would treat
him kindly. He was the wisest and richest
of all kings. He built the temple in
Jerusalem, a glorious palace for himself
and ruled during Israels greatest years of
prolonged peace and unity. His story is
told in I Kings, chapters 1-11. Solomon
also is credited as the author of Proverbs,
Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon, as
well as several Psalms.
Solomon was only in his early 20s at
most when he became king. He asked God
for wisdom and indeed, became so famous
for his knowledge and wisdom that foreign
kings sent their representatives to
Jerusalem to learn from him.
Part of his success might be considered
excess. He had 700 wives and 300 concubines. His palaces daily provisions
required over 16 tons of grain, 30 head of
cattle and 100 sheep and goats.
By his later years a dark side of Solomon
took hold of him. Many of his wives worshipped other gods and Solomon began
doing so as well.
In I Kings 11:9-11, God rebukes
Solomon for his disobedience and tells
him that his kingdom will last until he
dies, but after that, its over.
Solomons son Rehoboam ends up fighting a civil war with the rebel Jeroboam,
and the kingdom is divided in two.
About 400 years later Babylonia takes

over and destroys the temple. So much for

legacy. Israel never returned to the status it
enjoyed under Solomon.
How could someone like Solomon
considered the wisest man in the world
go so wrong? A clue is found in I Kings
11:4, where it says of Solomon, his heart
was not fully devoted to the Lord his God,
as the heart of David his father had been.
Apparently there was lack of joy in his
life that no accomplishments could fill, no
books of proverbs. All his possessions
could not fill that void.
I like to think that the book of
Ecclesiastes represents Solomons reflections at the end of his life. He realized so
much of his life was chasing after the
wind. He looked for joy in all the wrong
places. What really matters most, he writes
at the end of the book, is a deep, abiding
relationship with God, to walk with God
and obey his commands.
What Solomon finally realized is that
your legacy is not about your accomplishments. Whatever you build in this life can
be torn down later. Everything is a sand
castle waiting for high tide. Nothing on
this earth lasts.
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus warns
us about trying to build treasure on earth.
But store up for yourselves treasures in
heaven, where moths and vermin do not
destroy, and where thieves do not break in
and steal. For where your treasure is, there
your heart will be also. (Matt. 6: 20-21)
That treasure in heaven is the legacy God
is calling us to build. A life of faithfulness,
lived one day at a time.

Randy Limbird is editor of

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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
Former National Park Service Ranger and
Chief of Interpretation Bill Dunmire gives a
slide-illustrated talk, New Mexicos Living
Landscapes, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11.
Admission is free.
Community Appreciation Day is 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, celebrating the 20th
anniversary of the construction of the
Museums main building and the creation of the
Heritage Garden. Festivities feature demonstrations, including blacksmithing, wool spinning,
sewing, weaving, and wood carving. Pony rides
for children offered 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Admission to the museum is free during the
event; pony rides are $5.
Showing Aug. 25-Dec. 4 in the Arts
Corridor: Narrie Toole: Honoring the Past,
Bridging Culture and Sharing Wisdom, paintings by the Santa Fe artist that honor Native
American spirituality, wisdom and leadership.
Opening reception is 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday,
Aug. 25. Admission is free and refreshment

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Arts International Call to Artists El

Paso Art Associations 49th annual Arts

International Juried Exhibition, Texass largest
international juried art exhibit is seeking submissions through Aug. 28. This years jurors
are Christian Gerstheimer, Michael Hurd and
Albert Wong. Opening reception is 6 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8. Prospectus:

Bert Saldana Art Gallery The gallery

featuring Southwestern Art is at 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

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:
534-7377,,, or on Facebook.
Showing through Aug. 20: Fresh Faces and
Undulating Rhythms works by Agnes B. Ansell,
Kristen Brice, Diana Dieguez, Omar Lopez,
Monica Lozano, Leticia Luevanos, Ali Rangel,
Aaron Torres, and Elizabeth Siqueiros
Showing Aug. 26-Sept 24: Good
Company EPAA Member and Guest Artists
Exhibit, featuring works by members Robert
Brown, Holly Cox, Ida Portillo, Dig Space,
Frank Valdez and Connie Weaver, and guests
Ray Alvarado, Martha Azabala, Cesar Barazza,
Chris Bevins, Erica Contrerras, Erin Galvez,
Adalberto Ley Jr., Leticia Luevanos, John
MacKenzie, Hobi Pena, Gummi Thordarson,
Nina Walker and Karla Zanelli. Opening reception is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26.
The Art Junction takes part in the Last
Thursdays Art Walk at 6 p.m. Thursday, July
Submissions for Arts International Regional
Juried Art Exhibit are accepted through Aug.
The El Paso Art Association and Crossland
Gallery also are sponsoring the International
Eye of the Camera exhibit showing Aug. 7-30
at the International Museum of Art, 1211
Montana. Opening reception is 2-4 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 7.

El Paso Museum of Art One Arts

Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9

a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and
Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to
9 p.m. Thursday. Closed Mondays and holidays.
Admission is free unless noted otherwise.
Information: 212-0300 or
Showing through Sept. 4: Celebrating
Picasso Photographs by David Douglas
Duncan and Posting Picasso.
Showing through Sept. 11: Humpbacks and
Warheads, the museums first solo exhibition
of works by Ray Parish.
Showing through Oct. 16: Intimate Figures:
French and American Prints from the
Goodman Gift.
Showing through Nov. 6: Female Saints and
Heroes, retablo exhibition.
Also showing is Celebrating Picasso:
Photographs by David Douglas Duncan from
the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Posting
Picasso from the Permanent Collection,

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Sponsored by Travis and Annabelle Johnson.

Free films are featured in the auditorium, as
part of El Paso Classic Film Festival:
Saturday, Aug. 6: The Mystery of Picasso, 1
p.m. and Surviving Picasso, 3 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 7: Orpheus, 2 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 13: Midnight in Paris, 1 p.m.
and The Exterminating Angel, 3 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 14: Eraserhead.

Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and

Gift Shop Award-winning impressionist
and El Paso Hall of Fame artist Alberto
Escamillas studio is at 1445 Main Street in San
Elizario. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday through Saturday, and 12:30 to
4:30 p.m. Sunday and by appointment.
Information: 851-0742 or 474-1800, or

Hal Marcus Gallery 1308 N. Oregon.

The gallery specializes in local and early El Paso

art. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Friday; noon to 7 p.m.
Thursday or by appointment.
Information: 533-9090 or
Showing through Jan. 13, 2017: Retro
Retablo. The exhibit title is taken from
Retro, a contemporary object or style containing elements from a previous era, and
Retablo, Small art that depicts devotional

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. Free guided tours available on a walkin basis. Admission is free. Information: 5436747 or
Showing Aug. 7-30: International Eye of the
Camera juried photography show hosted by El
Paso Art Association. This years judge is Joel
Salcido with jurors Monica Lozano and Brian
Wancho. Opening reception is 2 to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 7.

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
(open until 7 p.m. Thursday) and noon to 5
p.m. Saturday. Information: 747-6151, or on Facebook at
Showing through Aug. 6: The annual Juried
UTEP Student Art Exhibition.

San Elizario Art District Several gal-

leries and artist studios are located 1445 to

1501 Main Street near the San Elizario Plaza on
the Mission Trail. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 474-1800
or 851-0093.

Sunland Art Gallery 5034-D Doniphan,

in Placita Santa Fe. The co-op gallery features
original paintings and photographs, jewelry,
prints and gift items by 15 local artists. Hours
are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
Saturday. Information: Cil Abeyta, 584-3117 or
Showing Aug. 3-30: My Masterpieces,
work by various artists influenced by a favorite
artist. This may includes styles or themes influenced by other artists, are copies of a favorite
work. Opening reception is noon to 6 p.m.

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Saturday, Aug. 13. Artists will give demonstrations throughout the afternoon; awards presented.
Augusts featured artist is Dorian Clouser
(watercolors, pastels). New to the gallery is silversmith Sandra Pion.

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: 873-9269, 241-8808 or
Painting and wine tasting classes with BE Art:
6 to 8 p.m. Saturdays. Cost: $25 per painter;
call for reservations.
Aug. 6: Paint Your Own Message
Aug. 20: Stallion
Aug. 27: EP Growler
Totoro Kids paintings class is 4 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 13. Cost: $25, call for reservations.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Aa Studios 2645 Doa Ana Road (Calle

de Oro). The gallery features emerging artists

as well as the multimedia work by gallery
owner Roy van der Aa. The gallery is open the
second weekend of the month, or by appointment. Information: (575) 520-8752.
Showing through Aug. 31: Sueos con Alas
(Winged Dreams) by Megan Lemcke. The
gallery will also contain recent non-figurative
paintings by gallery owner Roy van der Aa,
which he describes as Geometric

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.
Las Cruces Museum of Art 491 N.

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

4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday (until 8 p.m.
Thursday), 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5
to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble.
Closed Sunday and Monday. Information: (575)
541-2137 or
Showing Aug. 5-Oct. 15: Nature, Tradition,
and Innovation: Contemporary Japanese
Ceramics from the Gordon Brodfuehrer
Collection. The exhibition, curated by
Christine Knoke of the Mingei International
Museum, San Diego, is an interdisciplinary look
at contemporary Japanese ceramics paired with
nature photographs. Featuring 43 Japanese
ceramicists, it showcases ceramic objects of
beauty made for everyday use.
Opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug.
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:

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
Augusts featured artists are Roberta Leavell
Widner and Kurt Van Wagner. Widner is an oil
painter whose subject matters are mainly from
France and Italy in the old masters style. Van
Wagner is a digital artist who transforms his
personal photographs into works of art.
August 2016

The Gallery at Big Picture 311 N.

Main Street, in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Information: (575) 647-0508.
Showing through August is Keeping It Hot,
featuring hot! subjects; places, people and
more, in humorous and serious depictions. in
various media. Opening reception is Friday,
Aug. 5, during the monthly art ramble.


Alto Artists Studio Tour The artists of

the Alto, N.M., area will open their studios for

the 13th annual free public tour Aug. 5-7. The
self-guided tour features studios and galleries in
Alto, Ruidoso and throughout Lincoln County.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and
Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
A free public preview party is 5 to 7 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Spencer Theater in
Alto, with a chance to meet the artists, silent
auction, hors doeuvres, cash bar, art for sale
and musical entertainment.
Alto is 5 miles north of Ruidoso on Highway
48. The tour route takes visitors through pine
forests onto a mesa with views of Sierra Blanca
and the Capitans.

Cloudcroft Summer Art Workshops

Cloudcroft Art Workshops hosts its annual fine
art workshops at the Old Red School House
(Public Library), 90 Swallow Place in
Cloudcroft, N.M. Five-day workshops are
offered 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through
Fridays through Aug 18. Cost per workshop
varies ($400-$590). Information: Linda Shiplett,
(915) 490-5071,, or
on Facebook.
The Village of Cloudcroft has hosted the summer art workshops for more than 60 years.
Workshops offered for all levels, led by accomplished area artists.
Aug. 1-5: Laurie Goldstein-Warren,
Watercolor and Rich Gallego, Plein Air (all levels)
Aug. 8-12: Karlyn Holman, watercolor
Aug. 15-18: Qiang Huang, Oil (all levels).
Deming Arts Center 100 Gold Street in
Deming, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday; open until 6 p.m.
Thursdays. Admission is free. Information:
(575) 546-3663, or on
Showing Aug. 2-30: Past & Present, works
by Deming artists Ernestine Holmes, Moses
Pastran and Jewely Mosier. Holmes worked in
watercolor, acrylic, pastel and also painted on
China. Pastran is a graphite portraiture artist.
Mosier is an award winning photographer.
Artist reception is 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug.

Pinos Altos Church Gallery - The historic

gallery in Hearst Church gallery on Golden
Ave. in Pinos Altos, N.M., operated by the
Grant County Art Guild, is open 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays,
through Oct. 16. The gallery features works
by local artists, and highlights a different artist
each week. Information: (575) 538-8216 or

Red Dot Art Guide Silver Art

Associations 2016-2017 Red Dot Art Guide is
now available and features area galleries, studios and artists, full-color pictures of their work
and a map to find their locations. Available
online at
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Sunland Gallery adds 3

hree new artists Rachael

Murphree, Sandra Pinon and Kim
York have joined the roster of
talented El Paso Art Association members
on display at the Sunland Art Gallery at
Placita Santa Fe, 5034 Doniphan. Each of
these newcomers brings a unique style and
a fascinating story related to their personal
artistic journey.
Kim York came from Atlanta, Ga. just
over three years ago. Married to a husband
whose specializes in building hospitals,
Kim has lived in Colorado, Tennessee, and
Montana, among other states. El Paso has
come to be among her favorite places. In
addition to the weather, which she loves,
the artist confides that one of the best
things about El Paso is the friendliness of
the people and their willingness to share.
Growing up iwith a mother who taught
piano, Kim might have been expected to
excel in music; however, her inner voices
carried her in other creative directions,
which included developing skills as a
welder. Her talents also extend to writing
and poetry, and most recently she has
developed a passion for oil painting. Her
formal art training consists of studying
with gifted local artist Rosario Ponte. As a
landscape enthusiast, she has found inspiration in the clear dry air of the high desert
and its brilliant colors.

Jeweler and silversmith Sandra Pinon

demonstrates that lifes challenges sometimes awaken unexpected gifts. Born in El
Paso, Pinon spent her early years in
Mexico. Returning as a teen, she graduated
from Eastwood High and later studied for
a career in psychology.
After she learned that her son had inherited a rare genetic disability known as
Fragile X syndrome, she began working
with Emergence Health Network in a position working with children with disabilities. She starrted making jewelry 15 years
ago as a therapeutic outlet of her own. Her
early works were beaded and wire creations, but a few years ago she explored
her inner passion for working in silver. By
reading books and watching videos,
Sandra learned the basic skills, and now
has a fully equipped home studio that
allows her to do a variety of designs.
While many of her pieces echo traditional
Navajo designs using silver and turquois,
she often branches out into creative
freestyle pieces showcasing a variety of
natural gemstones such as onyx and opal.
Born in Pennsylvania and raised in New
York State, Rachael Murphree displays a
wealth of enthusiasm and energy in whatever she does. Arriving here in 1997,
Rachael immersed herself in working with
the PTA at Polk School while her two

daughters were grade schoolers. Now that

the have moved on to middle and high
school, Murphree decided to indulge in
what she calls her Me Life. Her mom
had been an accomplished seamstress so it
was only natural that Rachael turn to a
needle to foster her creative outlet.
From quilting she branched out into
beaded embroidery. Still inspired by what
was going on in my life, I made such
things as a mommy glove, which detailed
events in the lives of my children, and portending the future I also did a palette with
a beaded paint brush.
In 2014 she discovered watercolor painting. She reading books on techniques and
also took workshops with local painters
Bill Bissell and Owen Rath. Memberships
in the New Mexico Watercolor Society and
the Plein Air Painters of El Paso gave her
further opportunities to take workshops
with experts in the field and to enter her
work in juried competitions.
Murphree says she prefers smaller subjects such as a flower or sea shell and how
they are influenced by light and shadow.
To challenge herself, she shows her work
in public as often as possible. In June she
participated in the Womens Club exhibition, where she sold two pieces of her
work. For me the reward comes not only
in selling my work but also in talking to
the people who purchase it. They tell me
where they plan to hang it in their home or
that perhaps it was purchased as a gift.
This type of input tells me that I am making a connection with the people for whom
I am painting.

Krystyna Robbins

As a Polish-American living in El Paso,

Krystyna Robbins has found a way to celebrate both parts of her heritage by accepting an invitation to show her art at the
Governors Palace in Warsaw, Poland. The
exhibit, which opens Aug. 18 and runs thru
mid-September, is sponsored by the
Mazovian Gallery inside in the residence.
Krystyna has christened her exhibition
Along the Rio Grande.
One of the people who invited me to
come told her committee, This is a Polish
artist who is painting from her home in El

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Paso, Texas so we want to see the environment which she experiences on a daily
basis, she explained. The 31 paintings
she sent include local landmarks such as
the Plaza Theater, Texas missions scenes
along the Rio Grande River in Texas and
New Mexico.
In addition to landscapes and buildings,
I sent paintings of the Conquistadors and
also the Tree of Life, both of which are
indicative of the Mexican heritage that we
see throughout Texas. I actually wrote a
little story about each piece, which gives
its history and tells about the route from
Mexico to Santa Fe as it passed through
Texas. Because they were so influential, I
painted all of the Texas Missions, especially the rose window in the San Jose
Mission which is very similar to what you
see in Europe.
The day following the opening, we are
traveling to small castle near there where I
will be giving a plein air demonstration
and 12 people will actually be painting
along with me. They have some very fine
artists there so it will be an interesting
Krystynas invitation to show her work in
Poland came about when Mariusz
Brymora, representative of the Counsel
General of Poland in Los Angleles, came
to El Paso at the invitation of the General
Casimir Pulaskia Polish Society to attend
the opening of an exhibition at the
Holocaust Museum.
One of our Polish Club members
brought an exhibition from Poland which
highlighted the Polish heroes which helped
the Jews at the time of the Holocaust, and
he came to share in opening events,
Krystyna said. During a party which was
hosted at our home, I gave him a small
painting of Old Mesilla. He was very
pleased with it, so much so that he not
only assisted in making arrangements to
show the work at the museum in Warsaw,
but also sponsored the trip.
Krystyna has family in Poland so she will
be spending an entire month in the country
visiting them and later making a plein air
painting tour of Poland gathering research
materials for an exhibition entitled My
Poland that is scheduled for showing at
the International Museum of Art in April
The two are basically tied together with
the themes Along the Rio Grande for the
Warsaw Exhibit and My Poland for the
International Art Museum Exhibit. I will
be showing El Paso scenes in Poland, and
conversely, I will be bringing back Polish
scenes ranging from the fishing villages
along the Baltic Sea to the Folk Festival
Dancers in Krakw, which will be especially fun to do since vibrant colors are my
usual style.

Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer

specializing in the visual arts.

August 2016

Giant 60th Anniversary celebration

A 60th anniversary celebration screening of
Giant, George Stevens sprawling 1956 Lone
Star state epic shot largely in nearby Marfa,
Texas is 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Plaza
Theatre, as part of El Paso Community
Foundations 9th annual Plaza Classic Film
Festival. Actress Elsa Cardenas, who played the
pivotal role of Juana, will be interviewed on
stage by Scott McGee, program production
director of Turner Classic Movies prior to the
screening. Information: 533-4020 or
Based on the 1952 bestseller by Edna Ferber,
Giant chronicles a quarter century in the life
of rancher Bick Benedict and his Eastern-bred
wife Leslie , the advent of big oil and race relations between Anglos and Mexican-Americans.
In conjunction with the showing is the exhibit
A Giant Story: When Hollywood Came to
West Texas, which explores the location
shoot in Marfa, its El Paso ties and some of the
movies main themes July 28-Sept. 18, at El
Paso Museum of history, with costumes
designed by Academy Award-winner Marjorie
O. Best for Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor and
James Dean (who died while the movie was in
post-production), on loan from the Warner
Bros. Corporate Archive, and production art,
documents and off-set photographs from the
George Stevens Collection at the Academy of
Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It also
includes one-of-a-kind photographs and memorabilia from El Pasoan Wally Cech, who
worked as a waitress on the Marfa shoot, and
Nancy Hamilton, who covered the movies El
Paso premiere at the Plaza Theatre on Nov. 8,
1956 for the El Paso Times.
Tours, lectures and screenings of related films
will also be part of the Giant celebration,
including a free showing of Austin filmmaker
Hector Galans 2015 documentary Children of
Giant is 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at the El Paso
Public Library Main Branch auditorium.
El Paso Archaeological Society The

societys monthly meeting is 2 to 3 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 20, at El Paso Museum of
Archaeology, 4301 Transmountain. Program is
My Ancestors the Manso with Cruz
Camargo. Admission is free. Information: 4499075 or
Camargo, a businessman and descendant of
the indigenous Manso Tribe of the El Paso
region, shares his heritage and details of the life
his people lived before the arrival of the
Spanish in this area. He will talk about how his
people used to live as hunters and gatherers,

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the crops they raised, the native plants they

used, the tools, homes, medicine, and villages
that made up their lives.

El Paso Chicano History Project The

community project meets 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 20, at Gabriels Restaurant,
1270 Giles. The project works to revise, rediscover, and preserve El Pasos Chicano history.
Anyone interested is welcome. Admission is
free. Information: 801-5915.
Fort Bayard Birthday Fort Bayard

Historic Preservation Society celebrates the

forts 150th birthday celebration is 9:15 a.m. to
noon Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Fort Bayard
Museum, located on the west side of the
Parade Ground in historic in Fort Bayard, N.M.
(6 miles east of Silver City off Highway 180).
Information: (575) 956-3294, (575) 388-9123

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
San Elizario Ghost Tour is 10 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Aug. 5. Meet at 9:30 p.m. at
Golden Eagle Gallery, 1501 Main in San
Elizario. Tour will include old jail. Tickets: $15.
Concordia Cemetery Ghost Tours are 9 to
11 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 6 and 13, at 3700 E.
Yandell. Meet at 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $15.
Downtown Ghost Tour is 9 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 20, beginning at the
Paranormal Research Center, 108 E. San
Antonio. Tickets: $15.
Haunted Brothel Tour is 9 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 27. Meet at 8:30 p.m. at the
Societys offices at the Ghosts915 Paranormal
Research Center, 108 E. San Antonio: Cost:
$15, adults only; explicit content.
A Midnight Lockdown at the Wigwam
Museum, 110 E San Antonio, is midnight to 3
a.m. Friday, Aug. 19. Cost: $25.

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. Admission is
free. Information: (575) 541-2154 or Aug. 11: The
Archaeology of Spanish Heritage in New
Mexico, with Maria Hroncich-Conner.

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Bookmark Teacher Appreciation

Month Friends of the Westside Libraries

nonprofit bookstore, 7348 Remcon Circle,

offers special discounts for teachers Aug. 1-31.
Hours are 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays,
and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays.
Teachers receive 50 percent off on all items to
be used in the classroom. All proceeds from
sales benefit Armijo, Dorris Van Doren and
Westside Libraries. Information: 833-2342.

Sisters in Crime The Eastside chapter of

the book discussion group meets 7 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 2, to discuss Unwanted by
Kristina Ohlsson at St. Paul Methodist Church,
7000 Edgemere. Information: 629-7063 or

Get Pop-Cultured Barnes & Noble

Booksellers host a series of events celebrating
books, movies, comics with giveaways, storytime, costume contests and other events, ending at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, with Marvel
night featuring comic sampler giveaways, trivia
and more. Information:

End of Summer 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, Aug. 13, inside the
library. All funds from the bookstore and sale
benefit the library. Information: 921-7001.
Cultural Connections Book Club - The

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

the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main, Las
Cruces, to discuss The Indian South West
1580-1830 by Gary Clayton Anderson.
Meetings are free; no registration required.
Information; (575) 541-2154 or

Barnes & Noble (East Side) The

Fountains at Farah, 8889 Gateway West, Suite

120. Information: 590-1932.
Artist Raul Gonzalez (Raul the Third) will sign
copies of the middle grade graphic novel
Lowriders in Space and Lowriders to the
Center of the Earth, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug.
13. The novels are written by Cathy Camper
with art by Gonzalez.
Vinyl Day is 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, with
music-themed activities and offers.

Books Are Gems 7744 North Loop Ste

B (behind Compass Bank). The nonprofit
organization sells and gives away new and used
books. Books are sold for $1-$2, and children
who come to the store may receive five free
used books. Teachers can also receive free
books for their classroom. Hours are 11 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday. Information: 8455437 or
A Reading Olympics event is Aug. 5-20, for
ages 5-10. Winners will be determined according to the highest points earned; entry forms
available at the bookstore and must be turned
in to the reception desk by 4 p.m. Aug. 17.
Awards ceremony is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug.
20, with gold, silver and bronze certificates for winners.
Tumblewords Project The free writing

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

Saturdays at the Memorial Park Public Library,
3200 Copper. Information: 328-5484 (Donna
Snyder), or on Facebook at Tumblewords.
Aug. 6: Musings from La Frontera with
Celia Aguilar, a spoken word artist and dancer.
She has written two plays for University of
New Mexico, and her musical projects can be
found on SoundCloud.
Aug. 13: Waiting for a Blue Moon with
Gene Kelle, who has been performing in El
Paso for 60 years. His books include Tonguetied to the Border and Big Tent Jubilee, as
well as many CDs of original music.
Aug. 20: What Are You Most Afraid Of?
with Benjamin Alire Senz, a poet and writer of
fiction, young adult and childrens literature.
Poets & Writers Magazine named him one of
the 50 most inspiring writers in the world. Hes
won the PEN/Faulkner Prize for Fiction for his
book Everything Begins and Ends at the
Kentucky Club.
Aug. 27: Living at the Treetop with Sheela
Wolford, who is working on a collection of
essays on relationships. The workshop will
address bringing ones passion into the present; putting it on every day like underwear.

Barnes & Noble (West Side) 705

Sunland Park. Information: 581-5353.

Childrens storytime is 11 a.m. every Saturday.

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August 2016

Viva El Paso! El Paso Community

Foundation, El Paso Live and EPCC present the
outdoor musical extravaganza at 8:30 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 7, at
McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Sunday performance also planned and Aug. 7.
Tickets: $18 and $24 ($14 and $20 for age 212; $16 and $22 for seniors 65 and older and
military); available via Ticketmaster.
The show features a new script by Tony-winning El Paso playwright Marty Martin and
chronicles the 400-year history and cultural
evolution of the El Paso region through drama,
song and dance by a cast of over 50 performers. Artistic director is Keith Townsend, director of EPCCs theatre and forensics program.
The show features new music by Jim Ward and
Gabriel Gonzalez.
All in the Timing El Paso Playhouse,
2501 Montana, presents six one-act plays by
David Ives 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday July 2830. All six plays presented each night. Directed
by Ashley Prieto and Dom Valdespino. Tickets:
$11 ($9 seniors; $8 students and military).
Information: 532-1317,
Sure Thing. Two people meet in a cafe and
find their way through a conversational minefield on the way to falling in love.
Words, Words, Words. What would monkeys talk about at their typewriters?
The Universal Language. Dawn, a young
woman with a stutter, and Don, the creator of
a wild comic language, venture into a dazzling
display of verbal pyrotechnics and true love.
Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread. The celebrated composer has a moment of existential
crisis in a bakery.
The Philadelphia. A young man in a restaurant has fallen into a Twilight Zone-like state in
which he cannot get anything he asks for.
Variations on the Death of Trotsky. The
Russian revolutionary on the day of his demise
desperately tries to cope with the mountainclimbers axe hes discovered in his head.
Midsummer Jersey El Paso

Community College Performers Studio summer repertory presents the comedy by Ken
Ludwig 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; and
2:30 p.m. Sunday July 28-31 and Aug. 4-7, at
EPCC Transmountain Campus Forum Theatre,
9570 Gateway North. Directed by Matthew
Robert Smith. Proceeds go to scholarships for
Performance Studies students at EPCC.
Admission: $15 general admission: $10 nonEPCC students, military; $7 EPCC students,
faculty, staff and seniors. Information: 8315056, 637-4029 or
Midsummer/Jersey is the hilarious re-telling
of Shakespeares Midsummer Nights Dream
set on the boardwalk of a seaside town in
modern-day New Jersey. The story is set into
motion by the impending marriage of the governor of New Jersey, the love affairs of four
beach-bound high school crushes, a lively crew
of fairies and the staff of the local beauty salon
(run by Patti Quince and Stylist Nikki Bottom).
Summer productions contain mature content
that may not be suitable for age 13 and
younger; under age 7 not admitted.

The Sorcerer Gilbert and Sullivan

Company of El Pasos 47th annual production is
August 2016

July 29-Aug. 7, at Chamizal National Memorial

Theatre, 800 S. San Marcial. Show times are 7
p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m.
Sunday. Tickets: $10 ($8 students, seniors and
military) in advance; $12 ($10 students, seniors
and military) at the door. Information: 5849319, 695-6210, or on Facebook
at GandSElPaso.
The Sorcerer is set in a small rural village
inhabited by gentry and country folk. A young
man, Alexis, is obsessed with idea of love leveling all ranks and social distinctions. To promote
his beliefs, he invites the proprietor of J.W.
Wells & Co., Family Sorcerers, to brew a love
potion. This causes everyone in the village to
fall in love with the first person they see.

Kids-N-Co. Camps Theater camps are

at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison.

Information: 274-8797 or on Facebook.
Kinder Camp 2 is 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 1Aug 13 for kids ages 5-7. Production Camp 2
performances are Aug. 12-14 performances.

1776 Alamogordo Music Theatres pres-

ents the musical by Peter Stone and Sherman

Edwards at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2
p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5-7; and 7 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, Aug. 12-13, at the Flickinger Center,
1110 N. New York in Alamogordo, N.M.
Tickets: $10. Information:

August: Osage County El Paso

Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the Tracy

Letts drama 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2
p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5-28. Tickets: $11 ($9 seniors; $8 students, military). Information: 5321317 or
A dysfunctional family is forced to face their
past and present during a family reunion, when
their patriarch disappears.

Agamemnon auditions No Strings

Theatre is hosting auditions for the Greek
tragedy noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at
the Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall
in Las Cruces. Performances begin Oct. 7.
The Homecoming Las Cruces

Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las

Cruces Downtown Mall, opens its season with
the Harold Pinter play, Aug. 12-28. Directed
by Michael Wise. Performances are 8 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.
Tickets: $12 ($11 student, senior, military, $9
underage 6; $10; $5 student rush tickets
offered 15 minutes before show time.
Information: (575) 523-1200 or
In an old North London house lives a family of
men: Max, the aging, aggressive patriarch; his
ineffectual brother Sam; and two of Maxs
three sons, Lenny, a small-time pimp, and Joey,
who dreams of success as a boxer. Along
comes the eldest son, Teddy, who, having
spent the past six years teaching philosophy in
America, is now bringing his wife, Ruth, home
to visit the family.

Guys and Dolls El Paso Community

College Performers Studio summer repertory

presents the musical by Frank Loesser, Jo
Swerling and Abe Burrows 8 p.m. Thursday
through Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday Aug.

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G&S presents Sorcerer

with orchestra at Chamizal

he Gilbert and Sullivan operetta,

The Sorcerer, may be about
curses and bad magic, but as
director Stephanie Conwell said, it has
been a blessing for the company.
The first blessing came in the form of
UTEP music student Frank Renteria. He
had played in the orchestra for The
Mikado a couple of years ago and was
very disappointed when last years
shows, Trial by Jury and The Zoo,
would only use piano accompaniment.
When he approached Conwell about an
orchestra for this years show, she wasnt sure if they could afford an orchestra. So Renteria told her hed take care
of it. He recruited a volunteer 22-piece
orchestra that plays for the show.
Hes my hero right now, Conwell
said. Last night (at rehearsal) was just
awesome. We had our third run-through
with the full orchestra. It was an
absolute wall-to-wall beautiful sound. I
was whooping and hollering by the end
of rehearsal. I was so excited.
The Sorcerer tells the story of the
young, betrothed, much-in-love Alexis
and Aline. They love being in love so
much, they want to share it with everyone. They hire a sorcerer to work that
magic. He puts a potion in the wedding
tea so that when the drinker wakes up,
they fall in love with the first person
they see. In true Gilbert and Sullivan
style, people fall in love with the wrong
person, and, as Conwell said, all kinds
of mayhem ensues.
Following the legacy of Joan Quarm
(who founded G&S in 1969), Conwell
has double-cast the show. Those who
play principals alternate in chorus roles.
She had so many people, Conwell
added, she could have easily tripledcast, even quadrupled-cast because she
had so many good singers audition.
Indeed, the role of the sorcerer himself
has been triple-cast with Mauricio
Peresquia, David Tomblin and Jean
Andr Moore. The lovers are doublecast: Abraham Quezada and J.D.
Guevara as Alexis and Jessica
Rodriguez and Ashley Curry as Aline.
Joan so much loved Gilbert and
Sullivan and teaching, said Conwell,
who is an accountant. Im finding
myself as a teacher now, carrying on her
legacy. We have given out 19 scholarships in her name over the last six

On Stage

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25-Sept 4, at EPCC Transmountain Campus

Forum Theatre, 9570 Gateway North.
Proceeds go to scholarships for Performance
Studies students at EPCC. Admission: $15 general admission: $10 non-EPCC students, military; $7 EPCC students, faculty, staff and seniors. Information: 831-5056, 637-4029 or
A gambler is challenged to take a cold female
missionary to Havana, but they fall for each
other. However, the challenger has a hidden
motive to finance a crap game.

Outside Mullingar No Strings Theatre

Company opens its 18th season with the Irish

romantic comedy by John Patrick Shanley Aug.

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years. Everything seems to be going

right. I think she would be pleased.
That doesnt mean everything is perfect.
Its always a challenge figuring what
do with 40-some people on stage. When
we started, we didnt know when there
would be an opening at Chamizal. We
were working at a late July opening.
Then the Black Box Theater in Las
Cruces, where they always do a weekend of shows, told them their only
opening was mid-July. So we opened
two weeks earlier than we anticipated,
Conwell said.
And finally, a number of her cast
members were also working a second
show, a fund-raiser for the newly
formed Sun City Music Theatre, Once
Upon a Time: Cabaret which performed July 21-22 at Fort Bliss.
That was a challenge, but the young
people involved have juggled their
schedules to make rehearsals for
Sorcerer and make the show work
well, she said.
Conwell also plans to take on one
more challenge. Next year, the group
plans its first-ever presentation of
Yeoman of the Guard.
Its a show Joan would never do, one
weve never done in 48 years. I thought
wed start out really big and try it next
year. Hopefully, Joan will be at my side
helping me. My mom (who always
helped with costumes), too. I think they
watch over me.

Carol Viescas is a veteran of

community theater and teaches
journalism at Bel Air High School.

The Sorcerer is July 29-Aug. 7 at

Chamizal National Memorial Theatre,
800 S. San Marcial. Show times are 7
p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m.
Sunday. Information:

26-Sept. 11, at Black Box Theatre, 430 N.

Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. Directed by
Ceil Herman. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays
and Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sunday,
Sept. 4 and 11; and at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8.
Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65;
$10 all seats Thursday. Reservations: (575)
Outside Mullingar follows the romantic
journey of Anthony and Rosemary, two misfits
living on neighboring farms.

Jewel Box Series call for submissions

El Paso Community Foundations Jewel Box

Series at the Philanthropy Theatre seeks performances for its upcoming season.
Performances are the second weekend of the
month October through May. Submission specifications, information:
August 2016

Black Joe Lewis loses the

Honeybears on way to El Paso

Tricky Falls hosts an evening of rhythm &

blues tightrope walking, while balancing
some funk and Deep South blues that will
keep us on our toes all night long. You can
expect moments when James Brown has
been resurrected before your very ears, times
youre transported to a favorite porch down
in Mississippi with the amazing sounds of
classic Howlin Wolf, and a few quieter
moments when Al Green, Marvin Gaye, or
Sam Cooke soothe you into submission. All
of this comes from Black Joe Lewis out of
Austin (the band name formerly included
and the Honeybears). With all that musical
heritage oozing from them, you might imagine weathered faces that would put Keith
Richards to shame. Surprisingly, the band
was formed less than a decade ago, and Joe
Lewis himself appears to have recently
strolled past the quarter-century mark. Their
most recent disc is Electric Slave, and the
show will pack a punch that would make
boxing legend Joe Louis bob and weave.

National: Iggy Pop, Post Pop

Depression, Loma Vista

The godfather of punk returns from a slight

derailing off the tracks four years ago with
his disc of French cover songs, but he still
keeps us guessing. He is conducting a train
like no other with a brand new crew, and the
even better news is that his cohorts know a
thing or two when it comes to rock n roll.
The key players here are one part Arctic
Monkeys and two parts Queens of the Stone
Age. The first part of this equation is Josh
Homme, the founder of latter mentioned
group, who not only serves as the albums
instrument virtuoso playing guitar, bass,
piano and everything in between, he also
wears the hat of producer. The latest is titled
Post Pop Depression, but its not all gloom
and doom. Sure there is plenty of talk of
death but with Iggy close to 70 years old it
comes with the territory. Lets not get bogged
down by the lyrics; appreciate the amazing
transformation he has made into a great
garage rock band leader. This is fully realized in the cuts German Days, Sunday
and American Valhalla, where the band
functions as a veteran collective of the genre.
Its hard to imagine that this is their first outing together. Rumors are swirling that this is
Iggy Pops final curtain call I for one
hope that is not the case, or I will certainly
go into a Post Iggy Pop Depression

Minus 5, Of Monkees and

Men, Yep Roc Records

The Monkees have influenced many bands

throughout their career, and lately that is felt
more than ever, starting with their very own
just-released disc, Good Times. The surviving Monkees first album in over two
decades features an A-list of musical superstars collaborating with them in celebration
of their 50th anniversary. Another tribute is
an entire collection by The Minus 5. This
isnt a covers set or any kind of remake. This
is Scott McCaughey, originally of Young
Fresh Fellows, leading his gang of misfits,
including members of R.E.M. and the
Smithereens, into original tracks penned in
homage to the quartet. Of Monkees and
Men kicks off with four separate cuts taking
on each member of the Monkees, with eight
minutes alone dedicated to Mike Nesmith.
This is followed up by Boyce & Heart, the
songwriting team behind many of their most
well-known classics. Things veer slightly off
in the final selections but still pay respects to
Scotts greatest influences. Of Monkees and
Men is highly recommended for fans of
Monkees and the men and woman of The
Minus 5.
August 2016

Collectibles: Traveling
Wilburys, Volume 1 & Volume
3, Concord Records

When a reissue of a reissue has people

buzzing you know it is bound to be worth
your time. Almost 30 years ago a super
group like none other was born. Unlike most
star-studded bands, these guys were legends
before joining the band instead of rising to
fame from their inclusion in this tribe. They
were known as the Traveling Wilburys. The
members were a whos who of rock icons,
with Jeff Lynne of Electric Light Orchestra,
Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and
George Harrison of the Beatles rounding out
the gang. They released two albums: Volume
1 and 3 (Volume 2 was deliberately omitted
to acknowledge the passing of Roy Orbison
between sessions). These CDs came back in
print through Rhino about 10 years ago, but
if you happened to blink it was too late.
Concord music will be our savior on this
one. The label will offer up both discs in one
scrumptious collection, with the addition of
previously unreleased bonus tracks and a
DVD, all bundled up in a uniquely numbered
deluxe box set. There will also be a vinyl
edition to satisfy the insatiable audiophile
appetite. Hopefully making this widely available once again will eliminate the need to
travel like a Wilbury to find it.

Dandy Warhols, Live at the X

Ray Cafe, Voodoo Doughnut

A few years ago these Portland natives treated us to an official live performance CD,
showing us just how great they still are. Now
they are stepping back a couple decades and
popping open the time capsule. The artist
providing this archival delectable isnt
Stephen Malkmus of Pavement, Frank Black
of the Pixies, Johnny Marr of the Smiths or
the late Elliott Smith; it is the underrated and
often overlooked Dandy Warhols who share
the very same soil as the above mentioned
geniuses. The bands golden years were from
1995 to 2005. Live at the X Ray Cafe captures the band one year before that fertile
period. The four-song EP is a document of
the groups eighth concert. Its sound is raw,
but not to fear it is nowhere near bootleg
country. It comes from an untouched, multichannel analog cassette and has been mixed
and mastered. Although way too brief, it is a
great piece of rock history from a legendary
venue. If you are late to the dandy party, it is
unfortunate because this requires immediate
action: This will not be released on CD or
digitally; with only 1,000 records being
pressed, your immediate action is required.

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The Divine Comedy Foreverland

Drive-By Truckers American Band
Van Morrison Keep Me Singing
Pixies Head Carrier
Butch Walker Stay Gold

Brian Chozick is owner of Tumblin

Dice Music. Drop him a line at
El Paso Scene

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Plaza Classic Film Festival El Paso

Community Foundations 9th annual movie festival returns Aug. 4-14, presenting more than
90 movies of all genres. Screening are in the
Plazas Main (Kendle Kidd) Theatre,
Philanthropy Theatre and outdoor Festival
Plaza. Transferable VIP passes are $200 and
include all ticketed festival movies, express lane
and special events. Individual tickets vary.
Information: 533-4020 or
Opening Night event is 7 p.m. Thursday,
Aug. 4, with a screening of Annie Hall in the
Main Theatre. Tickets: $20.
This year features all three original Star Wars
trilogy films; Star Wars Episode IV: A New
Hope, 7 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5; Star
Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back at 7
p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, and Star Wars
Episode VI: Return of the Jedi 7 p.m. Sunday,
Aug. 14. Free film talks at 6 p.m. in the
Philanthropy Theatre. Tickets: $8.
A 60th anniversary screening of Giant,
George Stevens sprawling 1956 Lone Star state
epic shot largely in Marfa, Texas is 6 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 6, with guest appearance by
actress Elsa Cardenas, who played the pivotal
role of Juana. She will be interviewed on stage
before the screening by Scott McGee, program
production director of Turner Classic Movies.
Tickets: $10 (free film talk at 5 p.m.)
In conjunction with the showing is the exhibit
A Giant Story: When Hollywood Came to
West Texas, which explores the location
shoot in Marfa, its El Paso ties and some of the
movies main themes July 28-Sept. 18, at El
Paso Museum of History.
Academy Award nominated actress Candy
Clark will discuss her experiences with David
Bowie while making The Man Who Fell to
Earth at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, in the Main
Theatre, followed by the full directors cut of
the Nicolas Roeg sci-fi classic. Clark played
Mary-Lou, Bowies love interest. Tickets: $8.
The 2nd annual film-making summer camp for
aspiring young filmmakers 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Aug. 1-5 and Aug. 8-12, at El Paso Public
Library Main Branch, 501 N. Oregon. See separate listing.
Free Plaza Days are to 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Thursdays, in the Main Theatre, with familyfriendly cartoons and film shorts.
Kindle Kidd Performance Hall (Main Theatre)
screenings are $6 for early shows, $8 for 7 p.m.
and later). Philanthropy Theatre admission is
$4. Free film talks will be given in the
Philanthropy Theatre.
Mills Parking Garage movies are at 9 p.m.
Thursdays. Cost: $5, plus parking:
Music-based movies are 9 p.m. on Oregon
Street, with live music at 7:30 p.m. Admission
is free:
Local Flavor screenings will be presented in
the Foundation Room. Most are free.
Other free screenings are 2 p.m. at El Paso
Public Library Main Branch Auditorium, including documentaries about film and filmakers.
The El Paso Museum of Art Auditorium also
will present a series of free films.
See Page 40 for complete schedule of films.

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Movies in the Park City Rep. Emma

Acosta, (District 3) presents the 6th annual

series of monthly free family friendly movies at
area parks Saturdays throughout the summer.
Movies start at 8 p.m. (or dusk). Information:
Aug. 6: Ant Man at Eastwood (Album)
Park, 3110 Parkway
Aug. 13: Zootopia (subject to change) at
Hidden Valley Park,200 Coconut Tree Lane)
Aug. 20: Finding Nemo at Vista Del Valle,
1288 Hawkins
Aug. 27: Star Wars: The Force Awakens,
carnival and movie, at Southwest University
Park. Carnival precedes screening at 6 p.m.

Las Cruces Movies in the Park Las

Cruces Parks & Recreation and Pic Quik Stores

present free family friendly movies (Rated G
through PG-13) Saturdays at Young Park, 1905
E. Nevada. Information: (575) 541-2550.
Aug. 6: The Good Dinosaur
Aug. 13: Goosebumps
Aug. 20: San Andreas
Aug. 27: Pitch Perfect 2

Film Salon The Film Salon, now at its new

location at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 250 E.
Montecillo, presents The African Queen at 7
p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, as part of its series on
the films of Humphrey Bogart. Tickets: $3;
available online at Information:

Jays Pix Presents Film historian Jay

Duncan and the Sunset Film Society host films

at 2 p.m. Saturdays at International Museum of
Art, 1211 Montana. Presentations include commentary. No movie Aug. 13. Admission is free;
donations and museum membership appreciated. Popcorn, beverages, candy and snacks available for purchase. Information: 543-6747
Aug. 6: The Sandlot. A group of kids in the
San Fernando Valley during the summer of
1962 form a neighborhood baseball team.
Aug. 20: American Graffiti. Directed by
George Lucas, the story is set in Modesto,
Calif. and presents innocent youth spent eating
at the local drive-in restaurant, cruising the
main strip, drag racing and growing up.
Aug. 27: Citizen Kane, celebrating its 75th
anniversary. Orson Welles feature film debut is
often called the greatest movie of all time.

Pax Christi Film Series The series

presents Nuclear 911: Broken Arrows,

Accidents and Incidents at 3 p.m. Sunday,
Aug. 14, at Mother Teresa Center, 2400 E.
Yandell. Discussion follows. Admission is free,
donations accepted. Information: 740-3962.

Movies in the Canyon El Paso Live

hosts the 8th annual free movie season at the

McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater Fridays and

Saturdays, Aug. 19-Oct. 1. Moviegoers are

encouraged to bring a blanket or light jacket in
case it cools off in the canyon. Showtimes are
at dusk (about 8:30 p.m.). Concessions available (no food or beverages may be brought in).
Movies to be announced. Information: 5340665 or

Jays Pix Presents Film historian Jay

Duncan and the Sunset Film Society present

Rob Reiners The Princess Bride, as part of
the monthly film series at noon Sunday, Aug.
21, at Ardovinos Desert Crossing Sunset Hall
Banquet Room, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland
Park. Admission is free but reservations recommended; RVSP via
The Princess Bride is based on the 1973
novel by William Goldman, who also wrote the
screenplay. The story is presented in the film as
a book being read by a grandfather (Peter Falk)
to his sick grandson (Fred Savage).

Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de

Guadalupe, 1/2 block south of the plaza in

Mesilla. The historic theater, operated by the
Mesilla Valley Film Society, features films at
7:30 p.m. nightly, plus 1:30 p.m. Saturday and
2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7 ($6 seniors,
military and students with ID; $5 children and
society members); $5 on Wednesday.
Information, schedule: (575) 524-8287 or
No matinees July 30 or Aug. 27; Aug. 25
screening at 1:30 p.m. (no evening show).
July 29-Aug. 4: The Lobster.
In a dystopian near future, single people are
taken to the Hotel, where they are obliged to
find a romantic partner in 45 days or are transformed into beasts and sent to the woods.
Aug. 5-11: Dheepan. Dheepan is a Sri
Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and
ends up working as a caretaker outside Paris.
Admission free for MVFS members. In English,
Tamil and French with subtitles.
Aug. 12-18: Hunt for the Wilderpeople. A
national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid
and his foster uncle who go missing in the New
Zealand bush.
Aug. 19-25: Under the Sun. A portrait of
one girl and her parents as she prepares to join
the Korean Childrens Union on Kim Jong-Ils
birthday, known as the Day of the Shining
Star. In Korean with subtitles.
Aug. 26-Sept. 1: A Bigger Splash. The vacation of a famous rock star and a filmmaker is
disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old
friend and his daughter.

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):
Aug. 5:
The Founder (Weinstein Co.) Patrick
Wilson, Linda Cardellini, Michael Keaton.
Directed by John Lee Hancock. The story of
McDonalds founder Ray Croc.
Little Men (Magnolia) Alfred Molina,
Jennifer Ehle, Greg Kinnear. Directed by Ira
Nine Lives (EuropaCorp) Kevin Spacey,
Jennifer Garner, Christopher Walken. Directed
by Barry Sonnenfeld.
Suicide Squad (Warner Bros.) Margot
Robbie, Will Smith, Cara Delevingne. Directed
by David Ayer.
Aug. 12:

El Paso Scene

Anthropoid (Bleecker Street) Cillian

Murphy, Jamie Dornan, Harry Lloyd. Directed
by Sean Ellis.
Florence Foster Jenkins (Paramount)
Rebecca Ferguson, Hugh Grant, Meryl Streep.
Directed by Stephen Frears. Remake of 2015
French film Marguerite.
Hell or High Water (CBS Films) Chris
Pine, Katy Mixon, Jeff Bridges. Directed by
David Mackenzie.
The Hollars (Sony Classics) Anna
Kendrick, John Krasinski, Mary Elizabeth
Winstead. Directed by Krasinski.
Petes Dragon (Disney) Live action & CG
animation. Karl Urban, Bryce Dallas Howard,
Robert Redford. Directed by David Lowery.
Remake of 1977 Disney film starring Helen
Reddy and Mickey Rooney.
Sausage Party (Sony) Animation. Voices of
Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill. Directed
by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon.
Spectral (Universal) James Badge Dale,
Emily Mortimer, Clayne Crawford. Directed by
Nic Mathieu.

Aug. 19:
Ben-Hur (Paramount) Jack Huston,
Nazanin Boniadi, Ayelet Zurer. Directed by
Timur Bekmambetov. Re-imagining of the 1959
beloved 10-time Academy Award-winning
William Wyler classic starring Charlton Heston.
Kubo and the Two Strings (Focus)
Animated. Voices of Matthew McConaughey,
Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes. Directed by
Travis Knight.
Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected
World (Magnolia)
Documentary. Directed by Werner Herzog. An
exploration of the Internet and the connected
Morris from America (A24) Carla Juri,
Craig Robinson, Lina Keller. Directed by Chad
The Space Between Us (Summit) Carla
Gugino, Gary Oldman, Britt Robertson.
Directed by Peter Chelsom.
War Dogs (Warner Bros.) Miles Teller,
Ana de Armas, Bradley Cooper. Directed by
Todd Phillips.

Aug. 26:
Dont Breathe (Screen Gems) Stephen
Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette. Directed by
Fede Alvarez.
Hands of Stone (Weinstein Co.) Robert
De Niro, Ana de Armas, Edgar Ramirez.
Directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz. Biography of
boxer Roberto Duran and trainer Ray Arcel and
their unique association.
In Order of Disappearance (Magnet) Kre
Conradi, Huyen Huynh, Anders Baasmo
Christiansen; Directed by Hans Peter Molland.
Mechanic: Resurrection (Summit) Jason
Statham, Jessica Alda, Tommy Lee Jones;
Directed by Dennis Gansel. Sequel to the 2011
Southside with You (Miramax) Tika
Sumpter, Parker Sawyers, Vanessa Bell
Calloway. Directed by Richard Tanne.

DVD/Blu-ray Releases

Aug. 2:
The Lobster. R
Mothers Day. PG-13
Meet the Blacks. R
Aug. 9:
A Hologram for King. R
Aug. 16:
Gods Not Dead 2. PG
Aug. 23:
The Huntsman: Winters War. PG-13
Aug. 30:
The Jungle Book. PG

August 2016

Cottonwood Festival The 26th annual

arts and craft festival is Sept. 2-4, in Alameda
Park, in Alamogordo. Free. Information: 575)
437-6120 or

Dixeland Jazz Former Dukes of

Dixieland clarinetist Mike Sizer performs 7:30
p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at Rio Grande Theatre,
211 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Tickets:
$12-$17. Information:

Las Cruces Comic Con Zia Comics

presents the annual comic com Friday through
Sunday, Sept. 9-11, at Las Cruces Convention
Center, 680 E University, Las Cruces. Details
to be announced. Information: (575) 405-0461


Baby Bump Day Desert Sun

Chiropractic, 3800 N. Mesa Suite C-1, hosts
the free event for pregnant and new moms 1
to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, with food and
drink, shopping, and information about
womens chiropractic care. Information: 8381500 or

Marfa Lights Festival The 30th annual

festival that pays tribute to Marfas mysterious

lights is Friday through Sunday, Sept. 2-4, in
Marfa, Texas. Information:

UTEP Volleyball The Borderland

Chicano Music Festival Silver City Arts

& Cultural District hosts the festival Saturday

and Sunday, Sept. 3-4, at Gough Park, in Silver
City, N.M. with free music, car and bike show,
food vendors and a beer garden. Information:
(575)538-5560 or

Cloudcroft Labor Day Hoopla The

annual family party is 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 35, on Burro Avenue in Cloudcroft. Free.
Information: (575) 682-2733 or

El Paso Invasion The Sports Car

Enthusiast event is Sept. 3-5, with the main

car show at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Cohen
Stadium parking lot. Autocross at 10 a.m.
Saturday, drag and road races Sunday, and a
scenic cruise and brunch Monday. Information,

Harvest Wine Fest The New Mexico

Wine Growers Association festival is noon to 6
p.m. Saturday through Monday, Sept. 3-5, at
the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds,
Las Cruces. Musical guests include Lucy Angel
at 3 p.m. Saturday, and Josh Grider at 3 p.m.
Sunday. Admission: $15 in advance; $20 at the
gate. Information: (575) 522-1232 or
Hatch Chile Festival The chile capital

of the worlds 45th annual celebration is

Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-4, at the Hatch
Airport on N.M. Hwy 26. Information: (575)
267-5483, or on Facebook.

Hillsboro Antiques Festival 10 a.m. to

Invitational is Saturday, Sept. 10, at Memorial

Gym, with games against Texas A&M at noon
and Sacramento State at 6:30 p.m. Information:
747-6150 or
Saturdays headliners are Skrillex and the
Chain Smokers. Sundays headliners are
Kaskade and Galantis.

Taste of Downtown Silver City

Saturday, Sept. 3, in downtown Silver City,
with food samples from various restaurants and
shops, vendors and more. Information: (575)
534-9005 or
UTEP Football The Miners home games
are Saturdays at Sun Bowl Stadium.
Information: 747-6150 (season tickets), 5445234 (single game tickets), or
6 p.m. Sept. 3: NMSU
5 p.m. Sept. 17: Army
6 p.m. Sept. 24: Southern Miss

Aging to Perfection expo The Rio

Grande Area Agency on Agings 17th annual
senior expo is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday,
Sept. 7, El Paso Convention Center. Free.
Information: 533-0998 or

Elephant Days The City of Elephant

Buttes annual celebration is Sept. 9-11 at
Elephant Butte Lake and other venues. Live
music throughout each afternoon and evening.

5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-4, at

Hillsboro Community Center, 316 Eleanore.
Historic home tours offered. Admission: $3 per
day. Information: (575) 895-5326 or Preview night is 5 to 8 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 2. Admission: $8.

Franklin Mountains Trail Run The

Ultra marathon, half-marathon and 5K and 10K
trail runs and 6-mile vertical races are Friday
through Sunday, Sept. 9-11 in McKelligon
Canyon. Online registration at

and Mineral Societys 33rd annual show in

Silver City, N.M. is Sept. 3-5 at the Western
New Mexico Universitys Intraamural Gym on
College Avenue in Silver City. Free.

free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m.

Fridaysat Convention Center Plaza.
Information: 534-0633 or
Sept. 9: Brown Betty (Classic Rock)
Sept. 16: Rod Crosby & the Intruders
(Classic Rock)
Sept. 23: Team Havana (Latin Variety)
Sept. 30: Fungi Mungle (70s)

Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral

Show Grant County Rolling Stones Gem

Southwest Print Fiesta Mimbres

Region Arts Council hosts the gathering of
more than 20 regional and local printmakers
noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 3-4, at Seedboat Gallery, 214
Yankie, in Silver City, N.M. Admission is free.
Information: (575) 538-2505,
or on Facebook.

St. Anthonys Bazaar Noon to 11 p.m.

Saturday through Monday, Sept. 3-5, at the St.

Anthonys Seminary, 4501 Hastings.
Information: 566-2261 or on Facebook.

Sun City Music Festival The 6th annual

electronic music festival is 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-4, at Ascarate
Park, 6900 Delta. Tickets: $109 two-day pass;
$179 VIP pass; available at or
August 2016

Alfresco! Fridays The 14th season of

Encores and Overtures El Paso

Operas gala fundraising performance is
Saturday, Sept. 10, at Camino Real Hotel
Ballroom, 101 El Paso. Cocktails served at 6
p.m.; performance begins at 7 p.m. Tickets:
$125; $1,250 tables for ten. Information: 5815534 or
German-American Night Run The

23rd Annual German-American Oktoberfest

Night Runs 8K run and 5K fun walk is at 6
p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, Freedom Crossing,
Fort Bliss. Information: 568-5995 or Registration at
Food, music and games offered 4 to 8 p.m.
Post-race events and food served at 6 p.m.

NMSU Football The Aggies host the

Me & Jezebel Two-time Emmy-winning

actress Loretta Swit (MASH) returns to Las
Cruces for performances of a new comedy by
Elizabeth Fuller at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday,
Sept. 16-17, at Las Cruces Community
Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces
Downtown Mall. Tickets: $45. Information:
(575) 523-1200 or

Diez y Seis de Septiembre Fiesta

Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7:30
p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17-18,, Mesilla Plaza.

Food Truck Throwdown Anthony,

Texas hosts its 2nd annual food truck cook off

and concert noon to midnight Saturday and
Sunday, Sept. 17-18, at 100 Richard White in
Anthony, Texas. Spectator admission; $2 donations; age 13 and younger free. Information:
497-1769 or

Way Out West Fest Clay Walker,

Parmalee and Brandy Clark headline the festival

beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at
Southwest University Park, with chili, margaritas, beer and live country music. Tickets: $30,
general admission; $50 floor seats, $150 VIP;
online at

Lumberjack Day 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 18, in Zenith Park, Cloudcroft,
N.M. Information: (575) 682-2733 or

Please see Page 38

New Mexico Lobos at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept.

10. Information: (575) 646-1420 or

Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally The

47th annual rally is Wednesday through Sunday,
Sept. 14-18, at Inn of the Mountain Gods in
Ruidoso, N.M. Information: (575) 973-4977 or

The Capitol Steps Impact|Programs of

Excellence presents return of the hilarious,
politically incorrect, musical parody comedy at
7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at Coronado High
Schools Lee Ross Capshaw Auditorium.
Tickets prices to be announced; available
through Impact or at the door. Information:
545-5068 or

Authentic El Paso Oktoberfest 6

p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, and noon
to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16-18, at El Paso
County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Musical
headliner is Grammy winner Alex
Meixner.Tickets: $10 Friday and Saturday, free
on Sunday). Information: 533-9899, 534-4299

Jazz at Sunset El Paso Community

College will host the free outdoor jazz show 6

to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at EPCCs Valle
Verde Campuss Americana Language Village,
919 Hunter with performances by Frank Zona
& Urban Edge, El Paso Jazz Collective, Billy
Townes, Ruben Gutierrez and Oceans Four
Jazz. Information: 831-5034 or

Pops Under The Stars Las Cruces

Symphony Orchestra performs patriotic and
popular music 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at
Grapevine Plaza, 3900 W. Picacho, including a
fireworks show. Tickets: $15; $5 age 6-17; free
for age 5 and younger. Information: (575) 6463709 or
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Speaking Rock Entertainment Center

122 S. Pueblo Rd. Information: 860-7777 or Free entry.
Mexican pop rock star Natalia LaFoutcade
performs Sunday, Sept. 18. All ages show.
Spanish rock band Molotov performs at 9
p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29.

Sun City Roller Girls Las Diablas take

on Chuco Town Chulas 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept.

18, El Paso County Coliseum Judging Arena.

Las Artistas Sneak Preview A sneak

peek for the Las Artistas show and sale in

November is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday,
Sept. 21, at Epic Railyard Center, 2201 E.
Mills. Information:

Gila River Festival The Gila

Conservation Coalitions 12th annual Thursday

through Sunday, Sept. 22-25, in Silver City,
N.M. Information, registration: (575) 538-8078
Full schedule at

The House on Mango Street The

UTEP Department of Theater & Dance opens

its season with the play adapted from the celebrated book by Sandra Cisneros Sept. 22Oct. 2, at UTEPs Fox Fine Arts Wise Family
Theatre. Information: 747-5118, or on Facebook.

El Paso Symphony Orchestra The

Symphony begins its season with guest pianist,

Ilya Yakushev at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday,
Sept. 23-24 in the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $16,
$21, $32, $37 and $42. Information: 532-3776

Oktoberfest Bliss MWR brings a taste of

Bavaria back to El Paso Friday and Saturday,

Sept. 23-24 in at Biggs Park, 11388 Sergeant

Major Blvd on East Fort Bliss, with German
food, beer, music and dancers. Gates open 6
p.m. Tickets: $35 per person (age 18 and older
admitted). Tickets include German meal and
official Oktoberfest beer stein. Information:
A free family Oktoberfest day for all ages is
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25; no tickets
required. Food available for purchase.

Art in the Park The City Parks &

Recreation Departments Fall 2016 arts and

crafts fair is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday, Sept. 24-25, at Memorial Parks
Reserve area, 3100 Copper, with continuous
entertainment and food vendors. Admission is
free. Information: 212-1730.

Tierra Flamenca Linda Gallegos

Flamenco, one of the Southwests leading flamenco troupes, performs flamenco dance, guitar and song at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at El
Paso Public Librarys Main Branch, 501 N.
Oregon. Admission is free. Information: 7551414.

Biggest Loser Race Series The half

marathon, 5K and 1 mile runs are 8 a.m.

Sunday, Sept. 25 at Ascarate Park, 6900
Delta. Celebrity appearances and Finish Line
Festival Entertainment and food offered.
registration at

Priscilla Queen of the Desert UTEP

Dinner Theatre in the UTEP Student Union
opens its 34th season with the musical based
on the hit 1994 film Sept. 30-Oct. 16. Show
time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday,
Sunday dinner shows are 2:30 p.m.; non-dinner
show Sunday 1:30 p.m.; matinee dates to be
announced. Ticket information: 747-6060 or

Alliance Franaise


Alto Artists Studio Tour


Ardovinos Pizza


ATMAS Healing


Alma Calderon

EP All Stars


Fountain Theatre


Escamilla Gallery

Ardovinos Desert Crossing 11

Furrs Family Dining

Around and About Tours

GC Gem & Mineral

Baskin Robbins

Bert Saldana Art Gallery

Bingo Plus





Bruces Air




Books Are Gems

Budget Blinds of EP


El Paso Bicycle Club


El Paso Live

El Paso Opera

El Paso Playhouse

El Paso Psychic Fair

El Paso Symphony

Elegant Consignments

El Paso Scene

Gallegos Y Bailes Flamenco 17


Gila Conservation Coalition

Gilbert & Sulivan

Hal Marcus Gallery




Hans Martial Arts


Impact - Capitol Steps




Heavens Best Carpet Clean 18

Inni Heart Eatery


Marie Otero




Desert Sun Chiropractic

El Paso Art Association



The Cleaners

Leos Mexican Food

Cecila Burgos LPC

Enterprise Tours

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Advertiser Index



Magoffin Home St. Hist Site 25

The Marketplace

Mesa Street Antique

Plaza Theatre

Precision Prosthetics


Solar Smart Living

Sombra Antigua

Southwest Print Fiesta

Sunland Art Gallery

Sunland Park Racetrack

Texas Star Beverage

Tigua Indian Cultural

Tippi Teas

Unity Book Store

Nitro Box








UTEP Athletics

UTEP P3 Pers. Enrich.


Village Inn





Wyler Aerial Tramway

Naydas Gems & Stones






Mustard Seed Caf


Smartz Printing

Silver City ACD

Western Traders

Mrs. Tammy






Movies in the Canyon




PhiDev Inc





Perkins Jewelry Supply

Mesilla Book Center




Paseo Christian Church



Whimsical Aeon Dreams

Ysleta HS Reunion

Zia Kayak Outfitters




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