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art communities, but
the biennial binational
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able at 7-11/Fina Stores in Texas; Pic Quik Hollywood).” Taddy Porter, the Oklahoma-base
Stores in New Mexico). Information: rock band’s latest single is “Shake Me.”
June 2010
may 2000
Information: 544-9550 or
Sunday’s headliners are Radio La Chusma with
Border Roots, Raw Deal, Dr. Groove and El
Paso Band.
• Sunday, May 30 — The Veer Union and
Powerman 5000. The Veer Union’s post-grunge
hits include “Seasons” and “Youth of
Yesterday.” Powerman 5000’s hits include
Monday’s headliners are Fungi Mungle with “When Worlds Collide” and “Relax.”
June Roundup 3-13, 25-27
Prime 80s’ Xperience, Brown Betty, Bump City • Monday, May 31 — Chevelle and Soil. The
Band and Chicago Inspiration. rock trio Chevelle’s ten-year run includes No. 1 Behind the Scene 4
hits “Send the Pain Below” and “Vitamin R.” Scene Spotlight 8
KLAQ International Balloonfest — The The alternative metal band Soil’s hits include Here’s the Ticket 14-16
25th annual festival is Saturday through
“The Lesser Man,” “Like It Is,” “Halo,” Music, Comedy 17-18
Monday, May 29-31 at two locations. The
“Redefine” and more. Dance 20
event includes colorful mass balloon launches
The El Paso Champagne Festival, May 29-30
each morning as well as balloon rides, water Program Notes 21
at Grace Gardens. Admission: $15 at the door
rides, vendors and live concerts nightly, at Wet Viva Juárez 21
($5 discount coupons at 7-11 Fina stores in El
N. Wild Waterworld in Anthony, Texas. Sports 22-24
Paso and Pic Quik Stores in Las Cruces and
Advance tickets: $15 plus tax per day for rides
Summer Fun 29-36
and concerts ($2.50 ages 3 and younger); avail- TeenFest Concert and Car show — El
able at 7-11 Fina stores in El Paso and Pic Quik Paso Public Library’s 5th annual teen summer
Stores in Las Cruces and Anthony N.M. reading program kickoff is noon to 6 p.m. Summer fun for Growups 37-39
Information: 544-9550 or Saturday, May 29, at Cohen Stadium, featuring At the Museum 40-42
Miss El Paso USA — The pageants for Miss Morning balloon ascensions are at Grace informational and carnival booths, games, dance Becoming Bicultural 43
El Paso USA and the Miss El Paso Teen USA are Gardens, 6701 Westside Dr. Ascensions are performances, live entertainment, car and bike Gallery Talk 48
at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 28-29, at scheduled to begin around 6:30 a.m. Saturday, show, giveaways and more. Admission is free. SW Art Scene 44-47, 49
the Abraham Chavez Theatre. The pageants with a second wave departing around 7:10 a.m. Information: 543-5479, 543-5495 or hernan-
Sunday and Monday ascensions begin as early
Racking Up History 50
are the official preliminaries to the Miss Texas
as 5:30 a.m. Parking opens at 5 a.m. daily. Teen Fest Is the kick-off for The El Paso Public Nature 51-54
USA, Miss Texas Teen USA, Miss USA Pageants.
Tickets: $10 tier; $20 orchestra. Admission is free to balloon grounds. Library 7-week Summer Reading Club event Keep on Bookin' 55
(Ticketmaster). Information: Laura’s Wet N’ Wild Waterworld gates open at 7 a.m. for teens. Teens may learn to apply for a library On Stage 56-57
Productions, 845-2894 or (rides open at 8 a.m.). Special Houdenny Insane card at the kick-off. History Lessons 57 Entertainment at 7:30 a.m. Saturday; local Live music includes Jayden’s Playground, Stage Talk 57
bands begin at noon all three days. Scordatura Vita, Ashes of Angels and more, and
El Paso Champagne Festival — The 2nd Headline entertainment begins at 6:15 p.m. “official” TEENFEST 2010 T-shirts will be given
Film Scene 58-59
annual event, presented by 93.1 KISS-FM, is nightly: away from the entertainment stages. Liner Notes 60
Saturday and Sunday, May 29-30, at Grace • Saturday, May 29 — Saving Abel and Taddy Registration for cars, bikes and bikes runs July Preview 61
Gardens, 6701 Westside Dr. in the Upper Porter. Saving Abel’s self-titled debut album through May 22. No entry fee, and trophies
Valley. The event, held in conjunction with the produced the hits “Addicted,” “Drowning (Face given to car show winners. El Paso Scene User’s Index 34
KLAQ International Balloonfest, will feature a Down)” and “18 Days.” Their soon-to-be Advertiser Index 62
variety of the world’s best champagnes, music released follow-up album “Miss America” con-
and more. Live music begins at 5:30 p.m. each tains the single “Stupid Girl (Only in Subscription Form 62
night. Admission is $15 ($5-off coupons avail- Please see Page 5

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or the past few years we’ve pub-
lished a special section devoted to
summer camps and classes for kids.
This year’s “Summer Fun Guide” (pages
29-36) has more things to do than ever
before, but it also prompted us to ask the
question, “What about the grown-ups?”
That’s why Associate Editor Lisa Tate’s
feature story this month focuses on class-
es and programs for adults. While most
of these offerings continue year-round,
summer is often when our schedules give
us opportunity to try something new.
Lisa’s article also reminded me of my
very rewarding experiences with continu-
ing education.
For my first few years out of college, I graduate program I would start in the fall
worked for federal civil service (Social did not offer any editing classes, so this
Security), which gave me plenty of free turned out to another great choice.
time in the evenings. One of the advan- Although I have a bachelor’s from
tages of living in Southern California Stanford and a master’s from the
back then was the community college University of Southern California, those
system, which was absolutely free. free junior college classes taught me
I took five semesters of Spanish, which skills more useful than any single class I
occasionally came in handy in Southern paid for.
California but turned out to be a godsend I did pay for one night class during
a decade later when I moved to El Paso. those years between college and grad
The classes at El Camino Community school — I attended a graduate-level
College in Torrance, Calif., also filled in public administration class at Cal State
some empty holes in my social life. Dominguez Hills. I never pursued that
I became friends with classmates and we field any further, but those credit hours
sometimes studied together in the college proved to be one the best investments I
cafeteria before class. ever made.
Part of my job at Social Security When I had one class left to go at USC,
required writing press releases, and I had I had the opportunity to move out of town
no training in journalism (I majored in for a full-time internship. The Graduate
political science in college). So I went School of Journalism had just revised its
back to El Camino Community College graduation requirements, and I found a
to take an introduction to newswriting loophole that would allow me to substi-
class. The instructor was a veteran news- tute the public administration class I had
paperman, who covered all the basics of taken earlier for the remaining credits
reporting and writing, from traffic acci- needed to graduate from USC.
dents to human interest feature stories. So we never know what the benefits
Although I had done well in English may be to the things we learn!
classes and on college term papers, jour- ***
nalism was the first time I really enjoyed Jeniffer Stapher-Thomas is one of my
writing. Within a couple of years of tak- favorite artists, so I took the opportunity
ing the newswriting class, I decided to of her recent exhibit at the International
pursue a master’s in journalism. The sum- Museum of Art to feature a few of her
mer before I started graduate school, I works on this month’s cover. To learn
figured I might as well take one more more about Jeniffer, explore her website
free class at El Camino, and enrolled in a at You can
news editing class. Oddly enough, the also find her on Facebook.

June 2010 Randy Limbird

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Information: 309-2576 or
June Roundup sopageants.
Cont’d from Page 3 St. Anthony’s Day Celebration — The
Pride Parade and Street Festival — annual commemoration of Sunday, June 13, at
The parade in honor of National Gay Pride Ysleta del Sur Reservation. St. Anthony is
Month begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 5, patron saint of the Tigua tribe in Ysleta. The
starting at Houston Park (Montana and St. celebration, primarily religious in nature, is free
Vrain), and concluding at Pride Square (E. and open to the public. Information: 859-8053.
Missouri and N. Stanton), for the Gay Pride Preparations begin in early morning, with an 8
Street Festival. Information: a.m. Mass at the Ysleta Mission, and a proces-
The Street Festival runs noon to 2 a.m. on the sion bearing St. Anthony’s image immediately
500 block of N. Stanton. following. People with promises to St.
Other Gay Pride Month events: Anthony’s can take their vows or display acts
• Kickoff Party — 8 p.m. Friday, June 4, at the of devotion.
New OP, 301 S. Ochoa. Tribal members return to the tuh-la (ceremo-
• Pride Day is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, June nial site similar to a kiva), where dancing con-
6, at Wet ‘n’ Wild Waterworld in Anthony, tinues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A meal will be
Texas. served from noon to 1:30 p.m. The procession
returns to the church at about 4:30 p.m., then
El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. back to the tuh-la for more dancing.
to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 5-6, at the The tuh-la is located near the reservations:
Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway (at Boeing). Take Alameda east to Candelaria, turn left,
Admission: $5 for both days (private readings then right on San Fernando and right on Juno.
not included with admission). Free admission The reservation is a few blocks from the mis-
with active duty military I.D. Information: 345- sion and Ysleta Cultural Center. The public is
6245 or invited to watch, but photographs of the cere-
The fair features aura photos, handmade new monies should be taken only with permission.
age crystal and gemstone jewelry, new vendors, Bring folding chairs.
spirit writing, Feng Shui products, aromathera-
py and readings by 14 professional psychic Flag Day Ceremony — The El Paso Texas
readers and mediums from all across Texas and “Flags Across America” chapter will host its
New Mexico. Readings offered in English and annual ceremony at 9 a.m. Monday, June 14, at
Spanish. the Old Glory Memorial, corner of Diana and
Gateway North (Entry on Kenworthy). The
Sunset Heights Block Party — The 3rd event also will dedicate a 50x100 foot flag
annual event is 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 5, donated by VFW 8550, and will put up 50
at 512 Prospect (between Corto and Mundy, state-sponsored flags and six service flags after
sponsored and organized by the SHBP the dedication. Information: Jimmy Melver,
Committee. The entire El Paso community is 549-5031.
invited to the event featuring free creative arts,
live music by 14 local bands, food and dancing. Juneteenth — The Inter-Club Council will
Booths with representatives from local non- host a Juneteenth Celebration noon to 5 p.m.
profits, arts, crafts also offered. No glass con- Saturday, June 19, at Mary Webb Park off
tainers. El Paso Police Department will be in Copia and Wyoming (behind Mt. Zion Baptist
attendance. Parking is available in the down- Church). Food, entertainment, guest speakers,
town area, in front of city hall. Information: games for kids and more. T-shirts available for
309-5409 or purchase. Admission is free. Information: Carl
Robinson, 740-7826.
Billy The Kid Festival — The first ever fes- Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of the
tival named for the infamous outlaw is 9 a.m. to slaves in Texas after the end of the Civil War.
6 p.m. Friday through Sunday, June 11-13, at
1500 Main Street in historic San Elizario, Texas. ‘La Isla Fiesta’ — The Fabens Alumni
The event celebrates Billy the Kid’s visit to San Association is sponsoring the community
Elizario in 1876, with re-enactments of the his- homecoming 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday,
toric breakout of Billy’s friend at the old El June 19, at La Isla Church grounds, south of
Paso County Jail, an original one act-play, his- Fabens. The fiesta offers games for kids, a
toric jail and historic sites tours, arts and crafts, huacha tournament, food, beer, dance music,
concessions and more. and the opportunity to renew old acquaintanc-
Information: 594-8424 or info@elpasomission- es. Admission is free. To get there: From Texas Web: or 20 (Alameda), go south on FM A76 about 3 miles (past Felipe Madrid Farms); turn right on
Lee Moor Rd. and watch for the little church
St. Anthony’s Fiesta/Kermess — St. on the left. Information: 859-1792.
Anthony’s Catholic Church, 224 Lincoln in
Anthony, N.M., celebrates its 111th anniversary Big Daddy Car Show — Sunland Park
Saturday and Sunday, June 12-13, with live Racetrack and Casino will host the 11th annual
entertainment, food booths featuring hamburg- Father’s Day event noon to 6 p.m. Sunday,
ers, barbecue plates and gorditas, games and June 20. Events include a car and motorcycle
more. Admission is free. Information: (575) show with more than 70 vehicles on display
882-2239. including cars, trucks and motorcycles. Food
To get there, take Exit 0 off I-10, turn right on and beverage booths, beer garden and live
4th and left on Lincoln. music by El Paso favorites Last Minute and The
Opening ceremony and processional is 3 p.m. Bird Dogs also featured. Admission is free.
Saturday. The fiesta continues through 11 p.m. Information: (575) 874-5200.
Saturday. Sunday high mass is 11 a.m., fiesta is All fathers can enter the “Father’s Day
noon to 11 p.m. Giveaways” for cash prizes of $500, $1,000 and
$1,500. Entry begins at 2 p.m.
Miss Border City Queens Pageants — Registration forms for car show vehicles avail-
Women from all over El Paso will vie for the able Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino or online
titles of Miss Border City Queen and Miss Teen at
Border City Queen 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June
13, at El Paso High School Auditorium, 800 E. Bi-national Rally on the River - Rio
Schuster. Contestants compete in evening Grande Safe Communities Coalition’s 6th annu-
gown, interview and swimsuit categories.
Please see Page 6
June 2010 El Paso Scene Page 5
by the Museum and Cultural Affairs
June Roundup Department of the City of El Paso. Admission is
Cont’d from Page 5 free. Information: 541-4481 or 532-7273.
al event in observance of “International Day La Viña Country Picnic — The winery in
Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking” is 9 La Union, N.M. will host its 10th annual picnic
to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 26, at International 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 4,
Boundary Monument Marker One, where Information: (575) 882-7632 or
Texas, New Mexico and Mexico meet. The The winery is at 4201 S. NM
anti-drug awareness day was established by the Highway 28, one mile north of Vinton Road.
United Nations in 1988. Admission is free.
Sponsored by Rio Grande Safe Communities Southern New Mexico
Coalition. Information: 775-2555 or safecom- .
Mayfair — Cloudcroft’s 33rd annual juried
arts & crafts show is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
To get there: Cross the Rio Grande at Ewald-
and Sunday, May 29-30, at Zenith Park, featur-
Kipp Road and Paisano, near the railroad over-
ing more than 55 art vendors showcasing sculp-
pass just south of Executive Center. Turn left
ture, pottery, jewelry, paintings and more as
and follow dirt road to the boundary marker.
well as music, food, children’s activities and
Downtown Street Festival — The entire more. Admission is free. Information:(575)
El Paso Convention Center area, including the 682-2733 or
Abraham Chavez Theatre and the Union Plaza
District, four stages of live music, food, games
Southern New Mexico Wine Festival
— The annual festival is noon to 6 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, July 2-3. Ticket informa-
Saturday through Monday, May 29-31, at the
tion: 544-9550 or
Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Las
Friday’s Main Stage headliners include Cheap
Cruces. The Memorial Day Weekend festival
Trick and Foghat.
offers sampling of wines produced by New
Saturday’s headliners: Puddle of Mudd and
Mexico wineries as well as local food and ven-
dors. Wine may be purchased by the glass, bot-
Fireworks follow concerts each night.
tle or case. No pets or coolers.
Texas Tattoo Showdown Festival — The Admission: $15 (includes souvenir glass) Must
tattoo and music festival runs noon to 11 p.m. have valid ID; free for under 21 with parent or
Friday through Sunday, July 2-4, at El Paso legal guardian. Active duty and retired military
County Coliseum. The indoor and outdoor receive $3 discount on Monday, with valid ID.
event features more than 120 tattoo artists Information: (575) 522-1232 or snmwinefesti-
from around the globe, a human suspension
show, tattoo and strong man competitions, Live music begins at 12:15 daily and includes:
more than 30 live bands, midget wrestling, cus- • Saturday — Nuevo Sol and undisKovered.
tom hot rods, a variety of vendors and celebri- • Sunday — Terry Bullard and Adam Tucker’s
ty appearances, food and drinks and carnival “Tribute2Tim” (Tim McGraw Tribute).
rides. Tickets: $15 Friday, $20 Saturday, $25 • Monday — Desperados and rockabilly band
Sunday (tickets include admissions to all events Daddy-O’s.
that day). Free for ages 12 and younger. Festival events include the University of Wine
(Ticketmaster). Information: with seminars at 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. each
astattooshowdown. day on the science of winemaking, the art of
Music night includes “Rock Night” on Friday, pairing food and wine, simple entertaining and
“Punk/Ska Night” on Saturday and “Hip-Hop summer cooking.
Night” featuring Bay Bash, Frankie-J and MC To get to the fairgrounds, take I-10 West
Magic of NM Ridaz Sunday. toward Deming, then take the fairgrounds exit
and follow the signs. Free parking.
Anthony Fourth of July — The sister cities
The festival is presented by the New Mexico
of Anthony, Texas, and Anthony, N.M. will cele-
Wine Growers Association.
brate Independence Day with the annual
parade beginning about 9:30 a.m. Sunday, July AmBank Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo
4. The starting area is at Anthony and Sonic in — The 20th annual PRCA Rodeo rides into
Anthony, N.M. and proceeds south on Main Silver City, June 1-4, at Southwest Horseman’s
Street into Anthony, Texas and east on Franklin Park, U.S. 180 East. Performances begin at 8
to Anthony Municipal Park. This year’s event p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
will celebrate the two state-line communities. Ticket information: (575) 534-5030.
For participation information: 886-3944. The city’s annual Cowboy Days events begin
The Town of Anthony, Texas will also host a at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 5, at Gough Park, with
festival 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday, western vendors, music and other activities and
July 3-4, with carnival rides, food booths, live entertainment. Admission is free. Information:
bands, a car show and lucha libre. A fireworks (575) 538-3785.
display is Sunday night following the Wet-N-
Wild display. Admission: $5 ($2 children).
Gold Rush Day — White Oaks, N.M. will
host a celebration of its mining heritage
West Side Independence Day Parade Saturday, June 5, with arts and crafts vendors,
— The Rotary Club of El Paso’s 14th annual lectures, access to the Schoolhouse Museum
Independence Day parade begins at 9 a.m. and Miner’s Home Museum. An authentic
Saturday, July 3, at Thunderbird and Shadow 1890s gold camp is planned with gold panning;
Mountain. The 2.6-mile parade route will go geology and mineral exhibits; campfire stories,
from Western Hills United Methodist Church tall tales and music under the night sky with
down Shadow Mountain, then up Mesa to food and cowboy coffee. Information: (575)
Coronado High School. Information: rotary- 648-5618 or The Lincoln County gold-rush boom town is
This year’s theme is “Building Communities- 12 miles northeast of Carrizozo. In its heyday,
Bridging Continents.” the community had several stores, a newspa-
per, bank, two doctors, a schoolhouse, four
EPSO July 4th Celebration — The El
churches, two hotels, and opera house, saloons
Paso Symphony Orchestra, under the direction
and a Chinese laundry.
of Maestra Sarah Ioannides, will perform patri-
otic music at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 4, at the
Chamizal National Memorial amphitheater. A
fireworks show follows the concert. Presented Please see Page 7
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• A Dance and Pride after-party for age 21 and
June Roundup Southern New Mexico Pride Festival
older is 9 p.m. Saturday at the Rainforest, 1765
Kars of Kids — The 11th annual Kiwanis
— The 2010 Gay Pride Month festival, Kars for Kids is Saturday, June 19, at Young
Cont’d from Page 6 “Educate, Liberate, Celebrate” is June 18-20, Main. Park, Walnut and Nevada in Las Cruces. The
with the picnic and parade is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. • A pool party (ages 18 and older) is Sunday at event includes antique, classic and custom cars
Summer in the City — Alamogordo Saturday at Pioneer Women’s Park, 500 W. Las Desert Hills Pool, 5800 La Reina Rd, in Doña (both American and foreign models), trucks and
Chamber of Commerce’s first summer event is Ana.
Cruces Ave., in Las Cruces. Parade begins at 10 motorcycles. Food and soft drink booths and
2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at Alamogordo
a.m. with a blessing of the animals at 11 a.m. prize raffle offered. Bicycles welcome.
Zoo. Guests may spend an day at the zoo and High Rolls/Mountain Park Lions Club
The annual celebration for lesbian, gay, trans- Proceeds go to the First Step Pediatric Center,
enjoy games, crafts, food and entertainment by Cherry Festival — The 44th annual festival
gendered and bisexual community members Jardin de los Niños and other Kiwanis
Claxton Rocks, Dirty Mojo Junkies, Selmo, is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
along with their heterosexual allies will include Foundation projects. Admission and parking is
Desert DJ’s, Silver Dunes Middle Eastern and Sunday, June 19-20, at the High Rolls
food, information, entertainment crafts and free. No alcohol allowed in park. Information:
Dance Troupe, Dog Canyon Line Dancers, Community Center, 56 Cottage Row. The festi-
vendors and a kids area throughout the day. (575) 532-1751 or (575) 644-7758.
Overstreet Academy, and Zumba and Hip Hop val features all varieties of cherry products —
groups. Bring lawn chairs. Admission: $5 (free pies, tarts, ciders — and, of course, fresh cher- Queer Bake-Off — Southern New Mexico
Parade Grand Marshall is Jeff Stevens, co-
for age 12 and younger). Information: (575) ries, children’s activities, and more than 50 arts Pride hosts its annual bake off as part of the
owner of Save Mart on Valley Drive. The
437-6120. and crafts vendors selling birdhouses, jewelry, annual Pride celebration, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
parade will be followed by the Pride Awards.
homemade puppets, New Mexico honey, Saturday, June 19, at Pioneer Women’s Park,
WCC&D Spring Fiesta — The 27th annual Recipients are Sharna Horn, Stephenne Rhodes
wooden furniture, aprons, kitchen accessories, 500 W. Las Cruces Ave. as part of its annual
fiesta at the former New Mexico mining boom and District 1 Councilman Miguel Silva.
fudge, metal artwork and more. Pride Celebration. recipe in select categories
towns Winston, Chloride, Chiz and Dusty is 9 Other events:
Admission and parking is free. No pets. for judging. Winning recipes will be auctioned
a.m. to midnight Saturday, June 5, at the • A kick-off “Gaylapalooza” indie rock concert
Information: (575) 682-4590, 682-3260 or hrm- off with proceeds to benefit Southern New
Community Center in Winston, 35 miles north- is 7 p.m. Friday at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 Mexico Pride. Prizes awarded in the following
west of Truth or Consequences on NM 52. N. Main in the Downtown Mall, featuring
High Rolls is nine miles east of Alamogordo on categories: Pies/Tarts, Cake/Cupcake,
Parade begins at 9 a.m. This year’s fiesta fea- Namoli Brennet, Daniel Cartier and Eric
U.S. 82 (between Alamogordo and Cloudcroft). Cookies/Bars/Brownies, and Other. Entry is
tures a BBQ dinner, music on the patio, cow Himan. Mistress of ceremonies is Ivonna Bump.
Follow the signs to the community center. free, and the contest is open to everyone.
chip poker, craft fair and flea market. Admission Tickets: $20.
Proceeds benefit Lions Club causes, including Information/entry forms
is free. Information: (575) 743-0190or monte- • A Queer Bake-Off is 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
scholarships, the Lions cornea eye bank, free or Martha Beaver, Saturday at the Women’s Club, directly across
eye screenings for children and the reading
A western dance featuring live music is 8 p.m. from Pioneer Park, with auction of recipes and
improvement program.
to midnight. Admission: $5. desserts at 1 p.m.
Please see Page 9
Carrizozo Cowboy Day — The communi-
ty of Carrizozo, N.M. hosts a celebration of
cowboy life and lifestyles on the range Saturday,
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June 12, at Hemphill Arena, on Hwy 54 (quar-
ter-mile south of Carrizozo) featuring a parade,
chuckwagon dinner, demonstrations, cowboy
poetry, music, vendors and more. Ranch rodeo
begins at 1 p.m. Cost: $5 per car. Information:
Verla, (575) 648-2265 or
Elephant Butte Chile Challenge — The
20th annual cook-off is Saturday, June 12, in
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to have the best and hottest red and green
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Southwest Artists and Luna Rossa Winery’s
annual wine and juried art festival is 11 a.m. to
5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 12-13, at
Luna Rossa Winery in Deming. Admission is
free. Information: (575) 546-1184.


Music in the Parks — The City of
Carrizozo, N.M. presents a potluck and con-
cert featuring Ruidoso septet Top Brass Sunday,
June 13, at McDonald Park, as part of its free
summer outdoor music events. Top Brass per-
forms several genres including pop, classical and
jazz. Potluck begins at 5 p.m., concert is 6 to 7
p.m. Information: (575) 648-2757.
San Juan Fiesta and Turtle Fest — The
22nd annual event is Saturday and Sunday, June
19-20, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic
Church in Tortugas, N.M., near Las Cruces.
The Fiesta tardeada is Saturday. The annual
Turtle Races begin at 3 p.m. Sunday. The cele-
bration dates back to when the present day
Tortugas consisted of two separate villages,
Guadalupe and San Juan. Information: (575)
To get there: Take Interstate 10 to Las
Cruces, exit on University Avenue and go
under the freeway; turn left at the stop sign
and continue on Main, going through two sig-
nals. Turn left on Tortugas Drive and then turn
right on Parroquia.
An open golf tournament is all day Friday.

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conjunction with the Ysleta Mission Festival.
Cultural arts workshops are June 25, in the
mission’s Jesuit Hall. Page 5.
The Da Vinci Experience — The exhibi-
tion celebrating Leonardo Da Vinci’s
machines and art runs through July 10 at El
Paso Museum of History. Page 33.
Scene Spotlight highlights events adver-
Susan Eisen Jewelry and Watches —
tised in this issue. Support our advertisers
Eisen is a sponsor for El Paso Museum of
by attending these events, and tell them
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you saw in the Scene!
exhibit through July 25. Page 11.
El Paso Parks and Recreation — The Alfresco! Fridays — The weekly outdoor
department hosts several events during the concert series runs through Sept. 10 at
summer months: Wednesday Noon Arts Festival Plaza. Page 22 .
Log On To For More Informaon Concerts (June 9-July 7) in San Jacinto
Plaza; Healthy Hearts Walks (June 12-Nov. Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert
Crossing — 8th annual market is Saturday

El Paso Youth Ensemble

20); Melodies at the Park (June 13-Aug. 8);
Club Rec Summer Camp (June 14-Aug. 6). mornings through mid-October. Page 14.
National Parks Recreation Month events El Paso Artisan Galley — The gallery at
and the planned throughout July; Gus and Goldie
“Learn to Swim” events are ongoing at area
Lynx Exhibits features works local artists as
well as a mini Mexican Mercado. Page 54.

Eklecc Jazz Band - public pools. Page 36.

Super-Duper Mini Chefs — Simon Kidgit
San Elizario galleries — The new Art

June 10
District features artists’ galleries and studios
Club will host a food drive and kids’ cooking on the historic plaza’s Main Street. Page 52.
event June 12 and Cielo Vista Mall and June
19 at Sunland Park Mall. Page 19. Travel Mug Coffee — Open Mic Night is
every Thursday and Movie Night is every
Dog Wash — A charity dog wash benefiting
- Brad Leali and Band - July 8 Candlelighters is June 12 at Petland on
Saturday. Page 41.
Vegetarian Society of El Paso — Summer
- Allan Vache and Band - August 12 George Dieter. Page 63.
dinner is July 10 at Sunland Park Holiday Inn
Plaza Classic Film Festival — El Paso with guest speaker Priscilla Feral. Page 21.
- Sunday, Sept. 12 - 5:00pm* - Community Foundation hosts the World’s
Lan Jazz Night w/ Willie Hernandez Largest Classic Film Festival is Aug. 5-15 in Oaxaca celebration — Mercado Mayapan
will celebrate the state with a mole festival
and Jazz Puerto Rico & Havana Sextet the Plaza Theatre. Page 2.
July 10-11. Page 12.
All concerts begin at 8PM* El Paso Art Association — Showing June
4-29 at Sunland Art Gallery: works by Southern New Mexico
Connie Weaver. Showing June 5-26 in the Fountain Theatre — June films, hosted by
Welcomed by: JazzElPaso Connecon Crossland Gallery: Rio Bravo Watercolorists’ Mesilla Valley Film Society. Page 58.
“Acrylics Galore.” Page 44.
Win Family 4-packs To Jazz On The Rocks At Every Alfresco Friday’s Performance! Las Cruces museums — Museum of Art,
‘Viva El Paso!’ — The 33rd season of the Branigan Cultural Center and Las Cruces
Individual advance show ckets are $12, day-of-show ckets are $13 plus applicable service fees, and can be purchased at all summertime pageant is Fridays and Saturdays Railroad Museum operate under new hours
Ticketmaster locaons,, the Plaza Theatre Box office or by calling 800-745-3000. The Plaza Theatre Box June 4-Aug. 7 at McKelligon Canyon beginning June 1. Page 14.
Amphitheatre. Page 9.
Office is open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. The McKelligon Canyon Box Office is open starng 2 hours before performance me only. White Sands Institute — Summer classes
El Paso Convention and Performing Arts include “New Discoveries! The Moths of
Center — Wizard of Oz (June 7-8) and White Sands” (June 11-12) and “Evolution in
“Un Amante a la Medida” with William Levy Black and White” (June 18). Page 52.
(June 25); Goo Goo Dolls (June 8) at
Abraham Chavez Theatre. Page 4. Silver City Mainstreet events —
Independence Day events (July 3); “Silver’s
Jazz on the Rocks — El Paso Youth Got Talent!” show (Aug. 21-22); and TGIFF
Ensemble and Eklectic Jazz Band perform shopping days. Page 46.
June 10 as part of the monthly live jazz
music series at McKelligon Canyon. Page 8.
Summer Camps/Classes
Strunz and Farah — The world renowned
acoustic guitar duo performs June 12, at UTEP P3 — UTEP’s Professional and Public
UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium, with special Programs summer classes begin in June for
guest harpist Carlos Guedes. Page 46. kids and adults. Page 31.

Arabian Nights — June 12-13 at UTEP’s Yoga For Life — Summer Session Classes
Dinner Theatre, starring Danyavaad and The run June 6-Aug. 28 for all levels. Page 38.
Shimmy Sisters. Page 54. Summer Zoo Camp — Campers learn
Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center — about the “Lions and Meerkats” at this year’s
Showing through Aug. 7: “Up Against the summer camps June 7-Aug. 9. Page 29.
Wall: Posters of Social Protest,” “Solidarity YMCA Summer Program - YMCA branch-
and Struggle: Politics of Graphic Design in es offer summer program June 7-Aug. 20
Mexico” and “SunKoo Yuh: Seasons.” Page 7. for ages 6-12. Page 35.
Singles Night — Peggy Kligman, inventor of Rubin Center Summer Programs — Free
“The Goat Game” hosts an evening for sin- Summer Programs for Youth and Families
gles June 19, at Carlos & Mickey’s Mexican run June 16-July 10. Page 32.
Restaurant. Page 16.
Mad Science Summer Camps — The 5th
The Bookery — The Socorro bookstore annual week-long science camps are June
hosts Billy The Kid Day book signings by 21-July 30, at various locations. Page 30.
Maria Del Pilar Muñoz and Elbert Garcia
June 19. Page 55. Ballet Performing Arts Center camps —
Magic Fairy Camp and Summer Intensive
Southwest Cultural Arts Market — The Ballet classes in June and July. Page 16.
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Apodaca Park on Solano and Madrid, and heads Bazaars and fairs annual event, featuring 40 dealers, is 10 a.m. to
June Roundup south on Solano to Hadley, east to Walnut and 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June
Cont’d from Page 7 north to Spruce. The annual Street Fest fol- Antique Sale — The Picacho Avenue 12-13, at St. Genevieve’s Parish Hall, 1025 E.
lows. Antique Dealers will host their annual Nostalgia Las Cruces Ave., Las Cruces. Free appraisals.
Summer Celebration — The Ruidoso The Street Fest continues Sunday with local District Dealer Stock Reduction Sidewalk and Refreshments available. Admission: $1.50 (good
Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a sum- entertainment on the main stage, followed by Parking Lot 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday through for both days). Information: Bob Gaines, (575)
mer outdoor festival 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. the annual Fireworks Display over the Hadley Monday, May 29-31, along Picacho from 2nd 526-8624.
Saturday, June 19, at Ruidoso Downs Race area. to 5th Street, Las Cruces. Several shops will
Track and Casino, featuring horse racing, live participate. Free appraisals offered. River Rendezvous — The Chartreuse
music, assorted vendors with food, merchan- ‘Red, White & Blue’ Chile Cook-Off — Information: (575) 526-8624 or (575) 524- Moose gallery in Ruidoso, NM. will host its
dise, service, theater, dance and arts and crafts. New Mexico Museum of Space History in 4203. annual outdoor arts and craft fair Saturday and
Admission is free. Information: Kathy Alamogordo and International Space Hall of Sunday, June 12-13, across from the tennis
Alexander, (575) 257-7395 or Fame Foundation will host it first chile cook-off Gun, Collectibles & Crafts Show — courts on Sudderth Drive. A variety of artisans 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 3, in the muse- Ruidoso Noon Lions Club hosts its 9th annual and food booths will be offered. Information:
The Mescalero Drummers and Dancers open um’s upper parking lot, open to all non-profit show 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 (505) 990-3550.
the event at 11 a.m. followed by four stages of and charity organizations, or teams represent- p.m. Sunday, May 29-30, at Ruidoso
ing those organizations. Proceeds from the sale Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Drive in Woodworkers’ Second Saturday — The
music featuring local favorites Los Mustangs,
Ruidoso, featuring more than 100 vendors in Woodworkers Club of El Paso hosts a public
Cowboy Mafia, Tomas Vigil, dancers, puppets of tasting cups will be split between the teams.
Western collectibles, crafts, jewelry and more. open house featuring woodworking demonstra-
and more. Horse racing starts at noon. Registration deadline is June 18: $15 per team.
Food concessions available. Admission: $5 for tions and the sale of handmade wooden items 9
An evening concert with Grammy nominated Tasting cups: $2 each (includes 10 tasting tick-
both days (free for ages 12 and younger with a.m. to 4 p.m. the second Saturday of each
Latin rock band Del Castillo at the racetrack. ets). Information: (575) 437-2840, ext. 41153,
adult). Information: month (June 12) at, 3228 Sacramento Ave.
Showtime to be announced. Tickets: $10; avail- or
Admission is free. Information: 760-6536 or
able at the chamber office, 720 Sudderth in Homegrown El Paso Expo — The first 760-6536.
Ruidoso. First place team will get 25 percent of net ever expo featuring locally produced goods is 1
profit, second place will get 15 percent, and to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 3, at El Paso Summer Arts and Craft Market — First
Elephant Butte Independence Day — third place will get 10 percent, with the Christian Church, 1211 Hull Road in Ruidoso,
Elephant Butte Lake State Park will host Community College’s Administrative Service
remaining funds distributed between the other Building, 9050 Viscount. Admission is free. will host an open-air arts and craft fair 9 a.m. to
Independence Day fireworks at 9 p.m. teams. Information: 276-3899 or contactme@home- 4 p.m. Saturday, June 19, in the church parking
Saturday, July 3, at the Lion’s Beach area. The A special “People’s Choice” trophy will be lot. Hamburgers, hot dogs, soft drinks and
display is the largest July 4 fireworks display in given to the team with the most chile tasting A vendors and guests luncheon precedes the baked goods also sold. Admission is free.
the state. Admission is free beginning at 6 p.m. tickets at the end of the cook-off. expo at 11 a.m. with a surprise speaker. Cost: Information: (575) 258-4250.
Information: (575) 744-5923 or (575) 744- A $100 prize will be awarded to the best
5421. $35. Reservations: 329-3750. Mission Trail Art Market — More than 80
booth that sticks to the theme of “A Red, White
and Blue Fourth of July.” St. Joseph Bazaar — St. Joseph Apache area artisans and craftpersons display their fine
Las Cruces Independence Day cele- arts and crafts during the monthly open-air
brations — The city’s annual Electric Light Mission Parish, Hwy 70 E. in Mescalero N.M.
Downtown Ramble — The City of Las will host its fundraising bazaar noon to 5 p.m. market 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 27, in
Parade and 4th of July Celebration are Saturday Cruces hosts an evening of music and art 5 to 7 Saturday, June 5, with arts and crafts, enter- the historic Veteran’s Memorial Plaza at the San
and Sunday July 3-4. Admission to all events is p.m. the first Friday of the month at the Las tainment, games and barbecue. Information: Elizario Chapel, 1500 Main in San Elizario.
free. Information: (575) 541-2000 or las- Cruces Downtown Mall. Information: (575) (575) 464-4473. Items include pottery, jewelry, painting, sculp- 523-2950. ture, photography, gourmet treats, seasonal
The city’s annual Electric Light Parade begins Antique & Collectible Show & Sale — decorations, home accents. Food and drink
at 9 p.m. Saturday. The parade starts at The Mesilla Valley Serra Club sponsors the
Please see Page 10

Four centuries of El Paso’s history come alive

through drama, song and dance in the picturesque
McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre

McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre

El Paso, Texas
Tickets available at Sponsored by
the Plaza Theatre Box Office
1-800-745-3000 or visit LABELS & PRINTING INC.

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June Roundup Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market
Cont’d from Page 9 — Arts, crafts, produce, baked goods and
other food items are offered at the market in
concessions, entertainment and guided tours of
Las Cruces’ Downtown Mall, 8 a.m. to 12:30
historic San Elizario offered. Admission is free.
p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, featuring
Information: 594-8424 or missiontrailartmar-
approximately 200 area vendors. Information:
(575) 541-2288 or
Southwest Cultural Arts Market —
The market is 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Something for everyone
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 26-27, at the
Summer Art Festival — Shows featuring
Ysleta Mission, 131 Zaragosa, in conjunction
area visual and performing artists are featured
with the Ysleta Mission Festival. The market
throughout the summer Aceitunas Beer
celebrates 327 years of Southwest tradition,
Garden, 5200 Doniphan. Show include both
life, and history showcasing handcrafted retab-
visual and performing arts.
los, weaving, tinwork and Native American
Upcoming shows:
craftsmanship. Also featured is Indian bread,
• Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 29, featuring
authentic traditional food, wine tasting, live
sculpture, paintings, photography and belly
folklore music and dances. Admission is free.
dancers, as well as the sounds of DJLX1.
Information: 859-9848 or
Featured artist is abstract artist Sharon
New this year are cultural arts workshops 8
Courtney, and works are also featured by
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 25, in the mis-
Annette Padilla and Joey. Information: 581-
sion’s Jesuit Hall, including mosaic art, tradition-
al dance, color pigmentation on retablos, clay
• The second in the series of shows is noon to
and pastels. Fee: $25 (includes lunch and mate-
midnight Saturday, June 26, featuring the
rials). Thirty percent discount for seniors and
macabre and whimsical dolls, paintings and
crafts by Annette E. Padilla, as well as bands,
Santa Lucia Kermess — Santa Lucia open mic, raffle, artist demonstrations and
Catholic Church will host its 40th annual Gran more. Wear black attire for one free raffle tick-
Kermess Saturday and Sunday, June 26-27, at et; wear a Halloween costume for five free
on the church grounds at 518 Gallagher, featur- tickets to win a unique piece of artwork.
ing music, dancing, food and activities for Artist/musician RSVP: Joey, 726-9216.
everyone. Live music includes Asi, Rapsody,
Nonprofit Enterprise Center — 1359
Exito, River City and more. Hours are 4 p.m.
Lomaland. All workshops and classes at the
to midnight Saturday and 4 to 11 p.m. Sunday.
center, unless otherwise listed. As space is lim-
Admission is free. Information: 592-5245.
ited, NpEC members and SCF grantees given
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert first priority Registration required: 590-1333 or
Crossing — The 8th annual market is 7:30 Web:
a.m. to noon Saturdays through mid-October. The center’s monthly Nonprofit Connection
This “producers only” market features quality is 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 3, at UTEP’s
farmers, backyard gardeners and artisans such Foster Stevens Center, 2801 N. Mesa. RSVP
as Cactus Mary’s soap and crafts, Mysterious encouraged.
Horizons Farm herbs and Villa Simplicity hand- The following workshops are free to center
made spa products. No re-selling permitted. members and SCF grantees:
The CoffeeStream will serve breakfast and cof- A Human Resources workshop is 9 a.m. to 5
fee on the patio until 11 a.m. Market open p.m. Tuesday, June 1, at the Multipurpose
through mid-October. Information: Luis, (575) Community Center, 9031 Viscount.
589-0653, ext. 6.
Dream interpretation conference —
Ardovino’s Desert Crossing is at One
Asociación de Antropología Gnóstica y Ciencias
Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M.; from El
will host the Spanish language public confer-
Paso, take Race Track Drive across Rio Grande
ence in psychic dream interpretation at 6 p.m.
and across McNutt Road (NM 273), continue
Wednesday, June 2, in a Downtown location
past the post office and turn left on Ardovino.
(call for location). The conference addresses
Silver City Farmers Market — The mar- psychic projection, dreams interpretation, the
ket runs 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays in the law of cause and effect, new age of Aquarius,
New Main Street Plaza (intersection of 6th and the enigmas of life and death, meditation sci-
Bullard). Market continues through the first ence and more. Space is limited. Admission is
frost in October. Information: (575) 536-9681 free. Information: 203-5824 or
The association will also host an “Illness and
Valley Growers’ Association Farmers Health” conference at 8 p.m. Friday, June 4, at
Market — The association hosts its markets Camino Real Hotel, 101 S. El Paso Street.
featuring home grown goods and artisan items Admission is free.
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in several locations throughout
the city: Dynamic Women2Women networking
• Wednesdays — Corner of Seventh Street luncheons — The Women’s Business Border
and Florence (near Armijo Park) Center of the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of
• Thursdays — Tigua Center parking lot, 500- Commerce hosts an informational series to
D Carolina provide small business owners with a forum to
• Saturdays — Sunrise Center parking lot, network, discuss business challenges, and cele-
8500 Dyer brate successes at 11:30 a.m. the first Thursday
• Sundays — Long John Silver’s parking lot, of each month. Everyone is invited. Admission:
1104 Yarbrough. $25; includes lunch and materials.
Information/RSVP: Renee Hernandez 566-4066,
La Union Farmers Market — The market Ext. 31, or
featuring locally-grown produce, arts and craft The June 3 event is at El Paso Club in the
vendors is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays Chase Bank Building, (18th floor), 201 E. Main.
through October, at the La Union (N.M.) The focus is “Identifying Your Personality!” with
Town Park on Telles. Food and drink conces- Shannon Osborne of UTEP and Elke Cumming
sions also available. La Union is west of NM of the YWCA.
Hwy 28 about 2 miles north of Canutillo.
Information: (915) 412-8005. Please see Page 11
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teens now offered for girls in grades 4 through
June Roundup 8 from 10 a.m. to noon the first and third
Cont’d from Page 10 Saturday of the month, and 1 to 3 p.m. the sec-
ond Saturday of the month at Thomas Branigan
Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho.
Bassett Place — 6101 Gateway West.
Information: 772-7479 or Science and the Memorial — Chamizal
• The Bassett Place Arts and Craft Show is National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, will host
Friday through Sunday, June 4-6, with local two free science workshops for teachers in
artists, jewelry and collectibles. June. All Texas teachers earn 3 Continuing
• The ultimate FIFA challenge is Saturday, June Professional Education credits for each session.
5, in front of customer service. Sign-up at is at Space is limited to 25 per workshop. EPISD teachers may register through their district’s
• The 44th annual Safety Town for ages 5 and 6 science facilitator. Registration/information: Jose
runs June 7-July 30. Week-long classes are 10 Lujan, 532-7372, ext. 112.
a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Safety • The Science of Sustainability — 9 a.m. to
Town Graduation for all classes is 11 a.m. noon Tuesday, June 15. Focus on recycling,
Fridays. Parents, family and friends are invited renewable resources and using lab materials
to celebrate. Registration is free. wisely.
• KSII-FM hosts its “If the Shoe Fits” Giveaway • All About Earth Science – 9 a.m. to noon
Saturday, June 26, in front of Café Plaza. Wednesday, June 16. Focus on incorporating
new TEKS standards.
Center For Internal Arts — 5757
Montoya. Information: 584-4730 or center- Sun Bowl Sun Court — Applications for the 2010 Sun Court (Sun Queen, Lady-in-
• Introduction to Chen style Tai Chi Chuan — Waiting and Princesses) are being accepted
10 to 11 a.m. Sundays, June 6-Aug. 15. No through 5 p.m. Friday, June 18, at the Sun
sessions July 4 or Aug 1. Cost: $80. Bowl Association Office, 4150 Pinnacle, Ste.
• Tai Chi as Taoist Meditation — 6:30 to 9 p.m. 100. Interviews are set for Saturday, July 10
Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 11- (times to be announced), and coronation is 6 to
12. Cost: $80. 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at El Paso Country
• Chi Gung For the Lower Back — 6:30 to Club. Information/applications: Jay Pritchard,
8:30 p.m. Friday and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 533-4416, ext. 16.
Saturday, June 25-26. Cost: $50.
Singles Game Night — Peggy Kligman,
Summer Carnival — The 82nd Airborne inventor of “The Goat Game” will host an
Benavidez-Patterson Chapter will host a evening for singles at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June
fundraising carnival 5 to 11 p.m. Monday 19, at Carlos & Mickey’s Mexican Restaurant’s
through Friday and 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday “Estrella Room,” 1310 Magruder. Enjoy a meal
and Sunday through June 6, at I-10 East and and wine, meet other singles, play the Goat
Zaragosa. Proceeds benefit the chapter’s edu- Game and gain flirting tips. Seating is limited.
cational scholarships. Admission: $2, plus $1 Cost: $29.99 (includes Mexican buffet, game,
ride tickets. “Pay-one-price” admission: $10 for mixer and prizes). RSVP required as space is
all day. Information: John, 494-9698 or limited. Information: 239-4224 or Web:
Hispanic chamber of commerce work- International Adoption Workshop —
shops — El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Great Wall China and Children of All Nations
Commerce, 2401 E. Missouri, will host the fol- Adoption Agency will host a workshop for
lowing informational sessions in June: those interested in adoption 6 to 8 p.m.
• En Vivo: Social Media 101 — 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, at El Paso Public Library’s
Thursday, June 10, at El Paso Main Library, 501 Dorris Van Doren Branch, 551 Redd. The
N. Oregon. Learn how Twitter, Facebook, workshop will highlight information about the
LinkedIn and blogging can help generate busi- international adoption process for the countries
ness referrals, increase revenue and help brand of China, Ethiopia, Haiti, Mexico, Nepal,
one’s business. Cost: $30 ($10 members). Philippines and Rwanda. Admission is free.
RSVP: Ana Gonzalez, 566-4066. Information: 525-8892 or
• Let’s Start a Business — Workshops on start-
ing a business are 10 a.m. Friday, June 11 (in
‘Launch’ youth conference — Oneeighty
presents its youth 2010 conference 8 a.m. to 5
Spanish), and June 18 (in English) at the cham-
p.m. June 23-25 at Abundant Living Faith
ber offices. Cost: $10. Information: 566-4066.
Center, 1000 Valley Crest. Open to grades 7-
Latinitas — The non-profit group for the 12. Daytime events include morning workshops
empowerment of Latina youth offers regular and trips to amusements parks. Cost is $120
media-related workshops, exhibits, camps and daytime teen activities and field trips.
more. Information: 239.5051, or latinitas- Information: 532-8543 or Evening services begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday
• Saturday Camp — 1 to 3 p.m. the second through Thursday, and feature music, drama,
Saturday of each month (June 12) at Judge videos and speakers, including Matthew Barnett
Marquez Public Library, 610 N. Yarbrough, for and Ron Luce. Evening admission is free.
grades 4-8. The conference also sponsors a concert by
• After-school programs — Programs are Grammy, Dove Gospel music award-winning
offered for grades 6-8 at Horizon Middle and Christian rockers Third Day at 7 p.m.
School Library, and grades 4-8 at Judge Friday, June 25. Tickets: $25 general admission
Marquez Library, Clardy Fox Library, Armijo (free with conference fee).
Recreation Center, Memorial Park Library,
Ysleta Library. Information/times: 239-5051.
Future 15 Celebration — El Paso Hispanic
Chamber of Commerce is taking nominations
Pre-registration required: call 239.5051 or
for local businesses and companies to be recog-
nized during its 2010 celebration at 11:30 a.m.
• Teen Latinitas Council meets at 3 to 4 p.m.
Friday, June 25, at Sunland Park Racetrack and
Saturday, June 12, at Judge Marquez Library.
Casino, featuring a piña colada toast to the win-
• An Alliance of Latinitas orientation is 5:30 to
ners, a treasure chest, auction, live entertain-
7:30 p.m. Monday, June 14, at Latinitas
ment and more. Cost: $40 ($30 chamber mem-
Headquarters, 1359 Lomaland, Suite 502.
Las Cruces Saturday Camp workshops for
Please see Page 12
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invitational exhibition features a group of inter- noon Thursdays and Saturdays in June, with
June Roundup national graphic designers who use posters to Outlet Shoppes Farmers Market — instruction in knitting, crochet and more. Fees
Cont’d from Page 11 engage important contemporary and social The Outlet Shoppes of El Paso, 7051 S. Desert vary.
issues. Also featured is “Solidarity and Struggle: in Canutillo, will host a Farmers Market 8 a.m.
bers; $200 table of for eight). Information:
The Politics of Graphic Design in Mexico during to noon Sundays, through July 25, at the
Lawyers for the Arts — El Paso Museum
Marci Rotz, 566-4066 or of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza, will host a free
and after the Revolution” in the center’s Project north end (between New Balance and Rue 21).
Nomination packets and details available at Continuing Legal Education program at 5:30
Space. Information: 747-6151 or The market features more than 25 vendors p.m. Thursday, July 1, in the museum’s audito- selling a wide variety of products such as
rium to promote the formation of El Paso
Mexican Revolution Centennial — The • UTEP’s Center for History Teaching and pecans, hand made cards, chiles, herbal pet
Lawyers for the Arts. Two hours of Continuing
City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Learning’s 5th Annual Teacher Institute,” products, organic soap, gourmet salsa, jams,
Legal Education credit (CLE) will be applied for
department, along with several other area Teaching the Mexican Revolution” is Friday and home grown tomatoes and more. Information:
and provided to attending lawyers and legal
groups is hosting several free events through- Saturday, June 25-26, at El Paso Museum of Beth Parkinson, 877-3208.
assistants. Co-sponsor is the Federal Bar
out 2010 in honor of the 100th Anniversary of History, featuring workshops with experts and
tours of local sites significant to the Mexican
The Studio at La Buena Vida — La Association El Paso Chapter. RSVP required;
the Mexican Revolution, including lectures,
Buena Vida Alpacas Ranch, 1090 Hwy 28 in La space is limited. Information/RSVP: 532-1707,
exhibits, educational and artistic events and Revolution. For all grade K-12 educators.
Union hosts fiber arts-related workshops. All Web: elpasoartmu-
more. Information: 541-4481 elpasoartsandcul- Information: 747-5878 or
events are noon to 4 p.m. Information: (575)
‘Tuner Bash IV’ — The tuner car show is 1 589-4323 or Speaker is Sergio Munoz Sarmiento, a native
Upcoming events:
to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 26, in the Fox Plaza A Fiber Circle fiber arts group meets 1 to 4 El Pasoan in practice in New York City and is
• “Up Against The Wall: Posters of Social
mercado back lot. Best of show $500 prize p.m. Thursdays in June to knit, crochet or learn an Adjunct Instructor at the Brooklyn Law
Protest” exhibit runs through Aug. 7 in the
offered; trophies awarded in various categories. about getting started on fiber projects. School. Sarmiento is actively engaged in the
Rubin and L Galleries at the Stanlee and Gerald
Competition open to all vehicles. Information: Admission is free. promotion of professional expertise in the field
Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at UTEP. The
449-1032 or Fiber classes and workshops are 10 a.m. to of art and law and is a frequent speaker to pro-
fessional groups throughout the country.
Presentations include “Intellectual Property
Law and Copyrights at 5:30 p.m. and a discus-
sion on Lawyers for the Arts at 7 p.m.
Attendees may attend either or both one-hour
presentation (1 CLE credit each). A cocktail
reception provided between presentations.
National Parks and Recreation Month
— The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation
Department will host a series of family events
in celebration of Parks and Rec throughout the
month of July. Opens houses of all Senior
Centers is Wednesday, July 14, and of all Rec
Centers Thursday, July 15. Information: 541-
4331 or
A Think Green crafts are offered 10 a.m. to 7
p.m. Friday, July 23, at Bassett Place Mall, with
a Fashion Show at 6 p.m.
Parks and Rec Night at the Diablos is 7 p.m.
Thursday, July 29, at Cohen Stadium.
Sleep Over Adventure Camp for families
begins at 4 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday, July
30-31, at Memorial Park Reserve on Copia.
Information: 240-3310.
Austin High School 40th Reunion —
The Austin High Class of 1970’s 40th reunion is
planned for July 16-18. Alumni may register at Information: Judy Frie
Frost at 256-3073 or
Summer ‘CIRCLE’ Conference — The
UTEP College of Education will host its
Summer Conference for International Research
in Cross-Cultural Learning and Education (CIR-
CLE), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 1
p.m. Saturday, July 23-24, in UTEP’s Union
East Building, 3rd floor, open to university fac-
ulty and students and K-12 teachers. The pri-
mary focus of this conference is to promote
contemporary cross-cultural research projects
in transnational education in an educational set-
ting. Registration is free; Professional
Development Credits available for teachers.
Information/registration: 747-6368 or
Guest speakers include Dr. Paul C. Gorski,
Founder of EdChange, and an assistant profes-
sor of “Integrative Studies” at George Mason
University; Dr. Alicia Cedillos Moreno from the
Universidad Autónoma de Cd. Juárez (UACJ)
who will share research results about the state
of Chihuahua and Dr. Shernaz Garcia, whose
expertise is in bilingual-special education; multi-
cultural issues in special education; promoting
education for students who are at educational
risk; and pre-referral intervention practices.

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Page 12 El Paso Scene June 2010
Flowers Bridal and Quinceañera Fair, which and equipment. Admission: $10 (ages 10 and the door.
June Roundup includes a preview party 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, younger free), Information: 694-6616.
A Taste of the Spencer — The Spencer
Cont’d from Page 12 June 3, at 7924 Gateway East, Ste 150-A. The A trail ride for all horseback riders begins that
Theater Guild presents its 3rd annual fund rais-
“Cruise into Paradise Bridal & Quinceañera morning at 10:30 a.m. Registration: $25
Junior Leadership El Paso – Participants ing benefit at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at
Showcase” also will feature three fashion (includes 8:30 a.m. breakfast and lunch after
are sought through Aug. 13 for the program Spencer Theater for Performing Arts, Airport
shows, vendor booths and entertainment. the ride).
for area high school juniors, based on The Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. (about 12 miles north of
Information: 433-6229 or
Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce’s suc- ‘Cruisin’ for Critters’ Charity Run — downtown Ruidoso), featuring headline enter-
cessful adult program. Leadership El Paso, Class Dog Wash — Petland, 1331 George Dieter, Blue Moon Bar of Radium Springs, N.M. will tainment with “New Mexico’s most popular
XXV has tailored Junior Leadership El Paso for will host a charity dog wash benefiting host its first motorcycle run benefiting three piano man,” Doug Montgomery. Tickets: $50.
high school juniors who receive a hands-on Candlelighters noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, June area animal-advocacy organizations is Sunday, Information/reservations: (575) 336-4800, 1-
education about El Paso’s issues, history, chal- 12. Pets should be on leash at all times. Wash June 13. Register between 9 and 11 a.m. at 888-818-7872 or
lenges and opportunities. Participants tour the only is $10; pet owners should bring their own High Desert Machine, 2321 Westgate Court. The event begins with complimentary sam-
region and meet face-to-face with some of the towels and be prepared to help, if necessary. Proceeds go to Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary, plings of gourmet cuisines followed by a live
area’s top movers and shakers in business, gov- Nail trimming and ear cleaning offered for $5 APA Action Programs for Animals, and SNAP concert with Montgomery and a live auction in
ernment, the arts, health care, education, the each or $8 for both services. Information: 593- Spay & Neuter Action Program. Cost: $10 per between sets.
military and economic development. 2200. rider. Information: (575) 621-4992. Pre-register This year will also include a raffle drawing for
Participation is free. Information: 534-0526 or on-line at the painting “Mexican Village” by noted
Fiesta Mexicana — Darrington Park Stops along the run include Safe Haven Animal Taos/Santa Fe artist Ben Turner. Raffle tickets:
Training Facility, 1360 Quail Springs in Clint, will
Two students from each high school in the El Sanctuary, Grog’s Custom Cycles, the Elks Club $50; need not be present to win.
host a fundraiser for its horse assisted therapy
Paso County will be selected through a com- of Las Cruces, and High Desert Machine.
program 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 12, fea-
Riders are eligible for prizes, and the run ends
KCOS-TV 2010 Auction — The annual
petitive process. The program has expanded to
turing mariachi and other live music, trick rop- KCOS-TV Sizzlin’ Summer General Auction
include private and parochial school students. at 2 p.m. with an after-party beginning at the
ing, folklorico dancing, a “charros vs. cowboys” runs 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 9 p.m.
Blue Moon Bar, featuring a picnic and live
Mind Body Studio — 910 E. Redd Road (at coleadero, games, contests, jumping balloon, Sunday, June 19-20, and June 26-27, to raise
Westwind). Hot Yoga, Power and Vinyasa Yoga mechanical bull and more. All proceeds used money for local public television. Items include
Non-riders welcome to visit all stops on the
and Pilates classes offered seven days a week. for building stables, purchasing horses, saddles
route. Adults may attend the after-party: $8 at
Information: 585-6362 or Please see Page 25
Zumba classes are 9 a.m. Mondays and
Saturdays, 7:40 p.m. Wednesdays, 5:15 p.m.
Wednesdays and 10 a.m. and 7:40 p.m.
Thursdays. Zumba is a dance fitness class that
incorporates Latin and international music and
dance movements,
Prenatal Yoga Classes taught by a certified
instructor now are offered at 5 p.m. on
Mondays and Thursdays. Register by phone.
New Iron Yoga sculpting classes are 10 a.m.

For a good cause

Relay for Life — The American Cancer
Society will host the annual overnight event 7
p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday, June 4-5 at
Outlet Shoppes at El Paso, 7051 S. Desert Blvd.
Participants, including cancer survivors, friends,
caregivers and families from throughout El
Paso, will walk or run the track all night in
teams of 8-12 people to raise funds for cancer
research. Information: Oscar Corral, 549-0198
or; Christina Aragon,
544-4427 or
The Luminaria Ceremony is at sunset, when
names of loved ones are remembered through
lit luminarias each bearing the name of a cancer
victim. Luminarias may be purchased with a
donation. This year’s theme is “Birthdays in A
Western Setting.”
A Relay for Life event in Ruidoso begins at 6
p.m. Friday, June 4, and runs through Saturday
morning at Ruidoso High School Track.
Information: (575) 937-1107 or (575) 973-
‘Boots and Heels’ — El Paso Museum of
History hosts the casual fundraiser 6 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 5, at the museum, 510 N. Santa
Fe, featuring live jazz, blues, opera and classical
music and food catered by Cattleman’s
Steakhouse. Proceeds benefit support and con-
tinued development of Las Villitas, the muse-
um’s most recent galley and its education pro-
gram. Tickets: $100 ($800 table for 8).
Information/RSVP: 351-3588.
Bridal Gown Auction — Thirty Vera Wang
bridal gowns will be sold at a live auction 4 to 5
p.m. Sunday, June 6, at the El Paso Marriot
Hotel, with proceed to benefit the Center
Against Family Violence. The gowns are donat-
ed by Aziz Shakarsahi, owner of Aziz Jewelers
and Shiraz restaurant.
The auction is part of Parisian Bridal &

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Doug Adamz — The guitarist, singer, song- away, from the moment the tornado twists its
writer of Light Rain returns to his hometown to way into Kansas. Dorothy, Toto and their
perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 29, at the friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and
UTEP Dinner Theatre in the Student Union. Scarecrow are transported “Over the
Tickets: $18 (Ticketmaster). Rainbow” to adventures in Munchkin Land, the
Adamz has been called a pioneer of “New Haunted Forest and the Emerald City.
Age” and “World Beat” genres. Joining Adamz
Goo Goo Dolls — The alternative rockers
will be three of his long time friends who have
perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, at
stayed true to their muse over the decades:
Abraham Chavez Theatre, with special guest
Monica Gomez, whose KTEP radio show
Vedera. Led by singer/songwriter John Rzeznik,
“State of the Arts” always opens with one of
the group’s hits include the 1999 Record of the
Doug’s guitar pieces; Gene Keller, a local poet
Year Grammy nominee “Iris,” also nominated
and songwriter; and guitarist Mario Otero,
for Song of the Year and Best Pop Performance
owner of La Guitarra.
by a Duo or Group. Other hits include
Aerial DVD Shoot — The El Paso band will “Name,” “Slide” and “Here is Gone” Tickets:
host a concert and taping of their upcoming $43.50 and $49.50. (Ticketmaster).
DVD at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 29, at C.E.V.A, In 2008 Rzeznik received the Hal David
13575 Timothy in Horizon City. The band will Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of
perform their album “In The End” along with Fame. Their latest CD is “Something For The
new material off their upcoming EP. Tickets: $5 Rest of Us” to be released in June.
in advance; $8 at the door. (
Danny B. Harvey — The rockabilly guitarist
performs 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Saturday, June
Slick Idiot — The German industrial band 12, at Badlands Billiards, 7792 Franklin. Also
featuring Mona Mur performs at 9 p.m. performing are Ryan Bradley Affair (former
Monday, May 31, at Hideaway Lounge, 1012 members of Devil Doll) and Nino Inferno.
Raynor. The band also features En Esch and Admission: $12. Information: 208-7093.
Guenter Schulz, formerly of KMFDM and Harvey, a native of Killeen, Texas, developed a
Pigface. Admission: $10. Information: 208-7093 finger-picking guitar style based on his idols
or Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and Joe Pass, as well
as on his classical technique he learned at USC.
JD Lawrence’s ‘The Clean Up Woman’ He and Levi Dextor began the group, The
— Lawrence’s newest hit stage show is 8 p.m. Ripchorks, whose original members included
Wednesday, June 2, at Abraham Chavez guitar legend and former Stray Cat Brian Setzer
Theatre. Lawrence plays seven characters in and his brother Gary.
the play, including a Hindu cab driver, a 75-
year-old white man, a rapper, and a stylist. It Strunz and Farah — The world renowned
also stars Emmy-winner Jack’e Harry, Telma acoustic guitar duo performs at 7:30 p.m.
Hopkins, Christopher Williams and Ali Saturday, June 12, at UTEP’s Magoffin
Woodson. Tickets: $42.30, $46.96 and $50.07. Auditorium, with special guest harpist Carlos
(Ticketmaster). Guedes. Tickets: $28 and $35, plus service
Written and directed by Lawrence, the play charges. (Ticketmaster).
follows the life of Terri Adams, a journalist who The duo has performed together since 1980
pushes aside her newlywed domestic apron for and have created an entirely new expression
a six-figure Anchor Job with WNY5. However, for the acoustic guitar. From Costa Rica and
when she starts neglecting home for her new Iran respectively, Jorge Strunz and Ardeshir
position, her supportive husband comes to his Farah have brought the cultural riches of their
wits end and demands she clean up her act, native lands to their highly virtuosic, rhythmic,
starting with the house. She hires a local clean- and improvisation-rich original instrumental
ing service recommended by a co-worker, but compositions, profoundly influencing guitarists
just might find the clean-up woman picking up everywhere. Their meeting in 1979 marked the
more than she’s supposed to. first time that Latin American and Middle
Eastern music came together on the guitar.
Pitbull — The hip-hop/rap star brings his “Mr. Their most recent recording, “Fantaseo,” is a
Worldwide’s Carnival Tour” to El Paso at 9 journey through folk and urbane Latin America,
p.m. Friday, June 4, at El Paso County rustic Iran, and includes an appreciative nod to
Coliseum. Tickets: $37.50 general admission, American jazz.
plus service charges. (Ticketmaster).
Armando Christian Pérez (Pitbull) has been Chayanne — The Latin superstar performs
performing since 2004 with his debut album at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 13, at the El Paso
MIAMI (Money I A Major Issue). Singles include County Coliseum. Chayanne has made his
“Alright,” “Shut it Down,” “Holla at Me,” mark as a singer and soap opera actor, selling
“Shake” and more. millions of albums, earning more than 70 plat-
inum and gold records, Grammy nominations
Ramon Ayala — The Norteño accordionist and a MTV Award for Best International Video.
will host a concert and dance at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $52, $72, $92, $127, plus service
Saturday, June 5, at El Paso County Coliseum. charge. (Ticketmaster).
Tickets: $31.50. (Ticketmaster).
Gaylapalooza — Three of the best and
‘The Wizard of Oz’ – Broadway in El Paso brightest touring Queer Indie artists perform a
Series concludes with the Broadway hit based special kick-off concert for the Southern New
on the 1939 movie at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Mexico Pride Festival at 7 p.m. Friday, June 18,
Tuesday, June 7-8, at the Plaza Theatre. at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the
Tickets: $30, $45 an $55, plus service charge. Las Cruces Downtown Mall. The musical
(Ticketmaster). extravaganza, hosted by Ivonna Bump, includes
This magical production, based on the Royal performers Daniel Cartier, Namoli Brennet and
Shakespeare Company’s celebration of the Eric Himan. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets:
1939 MGM movie, is presented with breathtak-
ing special effects that will sweep audiences
Please see Page 15
Page 14 El Paso Scene June 2010
Ticket “Offerings” and “Live Wire” gained platinum
status. Tickets: $25 general admission.
Cont’d from Page 14 Information: or
The band has won several Gospel Music and
$20; portion of proceeds benefit Southern
Dove awards, one American Music Award and
New Mexico Pride. Information: (575) 523-
four Grammys including the 2010 Best Rock or
6403, or
Rap Gospel Album of the Year for “Live
From New York City subway troubadour to
The concert is part of the center’s annual
Elton John protégé to star of the 2007 inde-
Oneeighty ministries youth event June 23-25.
pendent film “Flirting With Anthony,” Daniel
Cartier is a frequent mover on queer music ‘Un Amante a la Medida’ — William Levy
charts and Logo’s NewNowNext music video stars in the Spanish language romantic comedy
showcase. After self-producing four critically at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 25, at the
acclaimed CDs, his latest release, Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $27, $37, $57 and $67,
“Redemption” features guest artists from such plus service charges. (Ticketmaster).
bands as Lynyrd Skynyrd, P-funk All Stars and Levy is the Cuban-born actor who as been
The Wallflowers. voted by People En Espanol as one of the 50
Singer/songwriter Namoli Brennet toured the Most Beautiful People, 20 Sexiest Men and/or
country after the release of her 2002 CD, “Boy 25 Most Handsome men in 2006, 2008 and
in a Dress.” She has produced, engineered and 2009. He is known for his leading role in
released 7 CDs on her own label. “Sortilegio” as well as in “Passion” and
Pop-rocker Eric Himan has amassed a loyal “Cuidado con el Angel.”
following at club dates across the country, ever Also featured are Gabriela Goldsmith
since the debut of his first self-titled album in (“Alcanzar Una”), Lorena Velázquez, Fernanda
2000. Drawing comparisons to such artists as Lopez, Alejandro Herrera and Ariadne Pellicer.
Maroon 5, John Mayer, Ani DiFranco and Tracy
Chapman, Himan’s 2008 release, “Resonate,”
Aventura — The “Kings of Bachata” perform
at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at El Paso County
sold out its first shipment before the official
Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $37.25-
drop date.
$97.25. (Ticketmaster).
Eddie Griffin — The stand-up comic, named The New York-based Aventura was formed in
one of Comedy Central’s 100 greatest stand- 1994, blending Dominican bachata with hip-
ups of all time, performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, hop and R and B sounds. Their first single
June 19, at Abraham Chavez Theatre, with “Obsesion” became a hit with Latin and hip-
opening act Kwame Seigel. Ages 18 and older hop audiences. Later hit albums included “Love
welcome. Tickets: $37.95 to $89.57. and Hate” and “God’s Project.”
Griffen has appeared in such shows as
‘Broadway in El Paso’ tickets — Season
tickets are now on sale for the 2010-2011
“Malcolm in the Middle” and “The Chapelle
Broadway series at the Plaza Theatre. Four-
Show,” as well as in more than 30 movies
show and five-show packages available. Five
including “Undercover Brother,”
show packages: $145, $215 and $270. Four
“Armageddon,” “John Q,” “Scary Movie 3,”
show packages (not including “Beauty and the
“Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo” and many more.
Beast”): $115, $.170 and $215. Individual tick-
His act has included such popular and contro-
ets to be announced; available through
versial hits as his Michael Jackson on crack
Ticketmaster. Season ticket information: 231-
cocaine imitation.
1111 or
Robin and Linda Williams — The “Prairie Season includes Disney’s “Beauty and the
Home Companion” perennial favorites perform Beast” (Nov. 29), Monty Python’s “Spamalot”
a special house concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, (Jan. 25), “All Shook Up” (Feb. 13), “Legally
June 19, at Charlie McDonald’s house in Las Blonde” (March 14) and Blue Man Group
Cruces. Cost: $40. Reservations required; (April 27-28).
BYOB. Information: (575) 541-1992 or (915)
Vans Warped Tour 2010 — The 16th
annual music and extreme sports event is
Summer Meltdown Tour - Rap and Hip- Wednesday, June 30, at the NMSU Intramural
Hop star Soulja Boy Tell’Em performs for the Field (next to Aggie Memorial Stadium), featur-
2010 tour with special guests Paul Wall and ing multiple live music stages and Several
Chamillionaire Saturday, June 19, at El Paso extreme sports and lifestyle events and displays
County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Doors open also featured. Tickets: $33. (Ticketmaster)
at 7 p.m. Tickets: $40 floor; $30 stands ($5 dis- Information: (575) 646-1420. Web: warped-
count for military with ID). All seats general
admission (Ticketmaster). Featured bands include Alkaline Trio, Andrew
Better known simply as Soulja Boy, the rap W.K., Bring Me The Horizon, Enter Shikari,
star reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts with Eyes Set To Kill, Face To Face, Fake Problems,
his 2007 single “Crank That (Soulja Boy).” At Far From Finished, Feed Our Children Now,
age 16, the single made him the youngest artist Fight Fair, Four Year Strong, Gardening Not
to write, perform and produce a No. 1 hit, Architecture, Greenpeace, Grind Time Now
beating out Debbie Gibson. He has been nomi- EMCEE BATTLE hosted by the Rollin R, Hey
nated for Grammy, BET, Ozone, Nickelodeon Monday, Hollywood Heart, Hollywood
Kids’ Choice and Teen Choice Awards, and his Heartthrob, Hope For AM, I Can Make A Mess
latest project, “Dre” is set for release in July. Like Nobodys Business, I See Stars, In Fear and
Faith, Invisible Children, Keep a Breast, Last
Gilby Clarke — The former member of
Call Chernobyl, Leave Out Violence, Left
Guns n Roses and Slashes Snakepit performs at
Alone, Mayday Parade, Mike Posner, Motion
8 p.m. Sunday, June 20, at Zen-Meister Bar,
City Soundtrack, Music Saves Lives, MusiCares,
1160 Airway, with guests Aftermath, Brother
My Friends Place, Natural High,
Strange and Years of Cold. Admission: $12.
NeverShoutNever, New Years Day, Of Mice
Information: 778-1089 or
and Men, Parkway Drive, Peta2, Pierce The
Third Day — The Atlanta-based Christian Veil, olar Bear Club, Rainforest Action
rockers perform at 7 p.m. Friday, June 25, at Network, Riverboat Gamblers, Set Your Goals,
Abundant Living Faith Center, 1000 Valley Sparks The Rescue, Speakeasy Tiger, Suicide
Crest Drive. Their latest CD, Live Revelations,
is their seventh gold album, and their CDs Please see Page 16
June 2010 El Paso Scene Page 15
Ticket Zen-Meister Bar — 1160 Airway. Ticket
Cont’d from Page 15 information/information: 778-1089.
• Nigel Dupree Band — 9 p.m. Wednesday,
Silence, Sum 41, All-American Rejects,
June 2. The band features the son of Jackyl’s
Bouncing Souls, The Cab, The Casualties, The
Jesse Dupree.
Darlings, Dillinger Escape Plan, The Frantic,
• Canobliss — 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 9.
John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, The Mighty
• Gilby Clarke — The former member of Guns
Regis, Pretty Reckless, Reverend Peytons Big
n Roses and Slashes Snakepit performs at 8
Damn Band, Rocket Summer, The Sparring,
p.m. Sunday, June 20, with guests Aftermath,
The Summer Set, The Swellers, TJ Martell
Brother Strange and Years of Cold. Admission:
Foundation, Unite the United, VersaEmerge,
$12 (
Warped Eco Initiative, We Are The In Crowd,
• Sponge — 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21.
We The Kings, Whitechapel and You Me At Six.
Tickets: $15 in advance; $18 day of show.
‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spencer Theater for Performing Arts
Spelling Bee’ – UTEP Dinner Theatre clos- — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. (about 12
es its season with the zany musical July 9-25.
miles north of downtown Ruidoso). Free public
Showtime is 7 p.m. Wednesday through
guided tours are 10 a.m. Tuesdays and
Saturday; dinner matinee performance is 1:30
Thursdays (except show dates). Information:
p.m. Sunday, July 11; non-dinner matinees are
(575) 336-4800, (888) 818-7872 or
2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 18 and 25. Tickets $26-
$38 dinner shows; $12-22 non-dinner matinee.
• Mary Wilson of the Supremes — 8 p.m.
Information: 747-6060.
Sunday, May 30. The industry legend will per-
The story focuses on six quirky young com-
form Supremes pop & R&B hits like “Stop In
petitors at a spelling bee who learn that they
the Name of Love,” “Baby Love,” “Come See
don’t have to win to be winners. Three or four
About Me,” “Back in My Arms Again” and “You
audience members are invited to take part of
Can’t Hurry Love,” as well as other Motown
every performance as guest spellers, bringing
classics, jazz standards and solo recordings.
the entire audience into the show.
Tickets: $76 and $79.
Shakira — The international superstar per- • Ruidoso Dance Ensemble’s “Swan Lake” — 2
forms at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 5. The local compa-
UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Shakira has more ny presents the classic story of love and
than 214 global award nominations and more heartache. Tickets: $25.
than 50 million albums sold worldwide. Tickets: • “The Elephant Man” — 8 p.m. Friday, June
$152.50, $102.50, $72.50, $42.50 and $9.50, 18. Presented by Wayland University Summer
plus service charge. (Ticketmaster) Theatre Workshop, with students from Texas,
Shakira has toured the United States just Oklahoma and New Mexico. Tickets: $25.
twice in her career, first in 2002 for the “Tour • Doug Montgomery — Saturday, June 19.
of the Mongoose” and again in 2006 for the “New Mexico’s most popular piano man” head-
“Oral Fixation,” Tour which grossed more than lines the theater’s 3rd annual “Taste of the
$100 million. The 2010 tour promises to push Spencer Fund Raiser” Doors will open at 6
the limits of the live concert experience, bring- p.m. with samplings of gourmet cuisines fol-
ing fans a pulsating spectacle crossing all musi- lowed by Montgomery in concert and a live
cal boundaries. auction. Tickets: $50.
She will perform songs from her collection of • “3 Redneck Tenors” — 8 p.m. Saturday, June
smash hits and her new album, “She Wolf” 26. The musical comedy, featuring classically
with singles “Gypsy,” “She Wolf” and “Give It trained artists, is like Greater Tuna meets Das
Up To Me” featuring Lil Wayne. Barbec. With the tunes of Elvis to Puccini,
country to opera, the play begins outside the
Yo Gabba Gabba Live — DJ Lance Rock boys’ Paris, Texas, trailer and goes all the way
and the cast of “Yo Gabba Gabba” bring their to their triumphant debut at New York City’s
“There’s A Party in My City” state-of-the-art famous “Carn-iggy Hall.” Tickets: $46 and $49.
production with music, singing, dancing and ani- A fried catfish buffet meal precedes the show
mation to El Paso at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, at at 6 p.m. Cost: $20.
Abraham Chavez Theatre. One dollar from • Herman’s Hermits with Peter Noone — 8
each ticket sold benefits the local Habitat for p.m. Friday, July 2. The British ‘60s pop band
Humanity Chapter. Tickets on sale beginning performs hits including “I’m Into Something
June 4: $38.70-$41.26; under age one admitted Good,” “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely
free if sitting in parent’s lap. (Ticketmaster) Daughter,” “I’m Henry VIII (I Am),” “Can’t You
Hear My Heartbeat” and “There’s A Kind of
Hush.” Tickets: $76 and $79.
Venues & series
Club 101 — 1148 Airway. Advance tickets Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and
for most events available at Club 101, All That Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Age 21 and older
Music, Psycha and online at, admitted. (Ticketmaster) Information: 1-877-
unless otherwise listed. All listed events are all 277-5677 or
ages shows. Information: 544-2101 or • Ron White — “Tater Salad” returns at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 10. Tickets: $25-$100.
• Dirty South — 8 p.m. Friday, May 28. Cost: • George Jones — The country legend per-
$16. forms at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 24-
• Reyli — The Latin artist performs at 8 p.m. 25. Tickets: $25-$75.
Thursday, June 17, with special guests Codek. • The Temptations — The Motown legends
Tickets to be announced. (available through perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 8. Tickets: $20-$60.
• Kaskade — 8 p.m. Friday, June 18. All age • Merle Haggard — The “Okie from
show. Tickets: $21; VIP (age 21 and older) $26. Muskogee” performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July
• Summer Slaughter Tour 2010 — 4 p.m. 13. Tickets: $25-$100.
Tuesday, July 20, featuring Decapitated, The • Josh Turner — The country/folk star (“Long
Faceless, All Shall Perish, The Red Chord, Veil Black Train,” “Would You Go With Me”) per-
of May, Cephalic Carnage, Decrepit Birth, forms at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10. Tickets:
Carnifex, Animals as Leaders and Vital Remains. $25-$75.
All ages show. Cost: $18 in advance.

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Alfresco! Fridays — The free outdoor con- Tickets/information: 1-866-
certs begin at 5:30 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 207-4816, (575) 257-9535 or
10 at Arts Festival Plaza (between El Paso
Museum of Art and Plaza Theatre). Presented Line up includes The Unknowns at noon;
by the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Maynard Mills Blues Band at 1:45 p.m.
Affairs Department. No outside food or bever- Gramms, Gilmore and Kreiger at 3:30 p.m.,
ages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0689, Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers at 5:15
541-4481, or p.m. and Andrew Jr. Boy Jones at 7 p.m.
• May 28 — Guitar Slim (blues/jazz) The Quarters, 2535 Sudderth, will host live
• June 4 – Fungi Mungle (‘70s blues with selected performers from the show
rock/disco/funk). at 9 p.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday through Saturday
• June 11 — Karma (rock) and 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 3-6. Featured
• June 18 — Windy City (“Chicago” tribute) bands are The Unknowns on Thursday and
• June 25 — Brown Betty (classic rock) Sunday, Maynard Mills Blues Band on Friday
and Buzz and a Musician’s Jam with Gramms,
Silver City Blues Festival — The 15th Gilmore and Kreiger. Saturday. Call for cost.
annual event is May 28-30 at Gough Park, cor-
ner of Pope and 12th Streets in Silver City. Kern Place Music in the Park — The
Sponsored by the Mimbres Region Art Council. Kern Place Association presents the
The event features live acoustic and electric Quintessential Brass at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 5,
blues music, studio tours, night dances and as part of its summer music series in Madeline
more. Performances are 8 p.m. to midnight Park, 900 Baltimore. Bring a lawn chair, blanket
Friday, 12:30 to midnight Saturday and 12:30 to or picnic basket. Admission is free. Information:
7:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, unless oth- 588-5827, 731-9956 or
erwise listed. No dogs or alcohol allowed in
Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit — The
park area; beer garden available across the
poet and world-class roots guitar guru team up
street. Information: (575) 538-2505 or (888)
to perform a multimedia minstrel show at 7
758-7289 or
p.m. Friday, June 11. at Tortuga’s Subs &
The Friday Kickoff is 8 p.m. to midnight at
Lounge, 702 Myrtle. Their performance has
The Flame, 2800 Pinos Altos Road, featuring
been called “the most radically creative act on
Soul Kitchen. Tickets: $12.
the coffee house circuit. Sponsored by Free
Saturday’s headliner is Guitar Shorty at 7:30
Holé Slam and The Tumblewords Project.
p.m. Sunday’s headliner is Mollie O’Brien and
Admission is free; BYOB. Information: Donna,
Ham Kickers Club at 6 p.m.
328-5484,, free-
Other Saturday performers are or
GumboProject, Road House Hounds and Lionel
Young Band. Other Sunday performers are Edie ‘VIP Under the Stars’ volunteers —
and the Silver Blue Roots, David Booker Duo, Chamizal National Memorial hosts a volunteer
Diane Van Deurzen and Lisa Otey with program during Music Under the Stars events 6
Heather Hardy and Tony Furtado. to 9 p.m. June 13-Aug. 15, in the Chamizal’s
A Saturday Night Jam Session is 9 p.m. to amphitheatre, 800 S. San Marcial.
midnight at the Red Barn Lounge, featuring Information/sign-up: Brendan Wilson, Volunteer
Road House Hounds. Tickets: $12. Coordinator, 532-7273 ext. 125 or
Mesita ‘Spring Thing’ — The Mesita PTA Volunteers must attend one of two schedule
and Mesita Watch D.O.G.S. (Dad of Great
3-hour training sessions that covers topics from
Students) will host its 2nd annual spring concert
communication/public speaking skills to the key
featuring the popular ‘70s cover band Fungi
historic events of the Chamizal story. Trainings
Mungle 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 29, on the
are 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, or 2
Mesita Elementary School lawn, 3307 N.
to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 12, in the Chamizal.
Stanton. Bring picnic baskets, blankets and lawn
chairs. Admission: $3 ($1 EPISD students) in Jazz on the Rocks — The monthly live jazz
advance; $5 ($2 students) at the door. music series is 8 p.m. the second Thursday of
Information: 309-4815 or every month May through October, at
A carnival with food activities begins at 6 p.m. McKelligon Canyon. The June 10 concert fea-
tures the Brad Leali Jazz Players. Seating open
Ted Ramirez — The Southwest singer/song- three hours prior to showtime. Tickets: $9 in
writer performs 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 30,
advance; $10 day of show, plus service charge.
at Hillsboro Community Center, 316 Eleanor,
(Ticketmaster). Season ticket packages: $40.
in Hillsboro, N.M. as part of Ramirez’s limited
number of solo performances for the first time
in ten years. Ramirez is the founder of the Bob Burns and Mike Caranda
Santa Cruz River Band. His new solo show Orchestra — The big-band style orchestra
includes songs in English and Spanish blending led by Bob Burns and featuring Judy Day will
folk music with stories about the people, places host its afternoon Tea Dance 2 to 5 p.m.
and events of his beloved Sonoran Desert. Sunday, June 13, at El Paso Country Club,
Refreshments served. Admission: $5 donation. 5000 Country Club Place. The band has been
Information: (575) 895-5797. presenting Sunday afternoon “Tea Dances”
since 1984 and features all ballroom styles,
Mountain of Blues Festival — The 13th including tango, waltz, jitterbug, swing, chacha,
annual Ruidoso music celebration is Saturday
mambo, polka, rumba and more. Admission:
June 5, at 501 Wingfield, one block south of
$15. Information: 799-5684 or (575) 525-9333.
Sudderth. Includes live blues bands, food and
This month’s dance celebrates Mike
beverage booths and kids’ games. Live music
Caranda’s 92nd birthday with a full ballroom
runs from noon to 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $22 at
the gate ($20 in advance). Military admitted for
$15 in advance, $20 at the gate. Advance tick-
ets available at The Quarters or online at rui- Please see Page 18
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801 E. Madrid, with Gerald Veasley of
Music Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino —
Philadelphia, Bebop and standards with
• June 26 — Steve Smith Trio
Live music offered 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and
Melodies at the Park — El Paso Parks and
Cont’d from Page 17 Saturdays and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays in the Roundtrip of Santa Fe and Latin Jazz with Las
Recreation hosts free concerts 7 to 9 p.m.
Franklins Lounge. No cover. Information: (575) Cruces’s own Ritmo Caluroso.
Music Under the Stars — The 27th sum- 874-5200. Disco with local DJs is 6:30 to 10 June concerts are at Apodaca Park:
every other Sunday at various area parks.
mer concert series, presented by the City of El Information: 252-9031, 240-3310.
p.m. Sundays. Karaoke with Antonio B 8 p.m. • June 6 — The Buzz Tones (variety) and
Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs • June 13 — Azucar at Eastwood Park.
to midnight every Thursday. Benji Rivas (blues/variety)
Department, is 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays, June • June 27 — Starliners at Veterans Park.
Battle on the Border II band finals are 7 to 9 • June 13 — Syd Masters & the Swing Riders
13-Aug. 15, at the Chamizal National (western swing) and folk artist Bob Einweck.
p.m. Wednesday, June 2. La Viña’s Music On the Patio — La Viña
Memorial amphitheater, 800 S. San Marcial. • June 20 — Windy City (Tribute to Chicago)
• Friday, June 4 — Last Minute Winery in La Union, 4201 S. NM Highway 28,
Admission is free. Information: 541-4481 from El Paso.
• Saturday, June 5 — Algo Nuevo hosts live music 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on selected
(MCAD), 532-7273 (Chamizal) or elpasoart- • June 27 — Steve Smith & Chris Sanders
• Sunday, June 6 — Mariachi Alegre Saturdays and Sundays featuring“Live By (bluegrass) and Rhythm Mystic (world music).
• Friday, June 11 — Destinyune Request.” Admission is free. Information: (575)
Music Under the Stars fans often come early
• Saturday, June 12 — Skarabajo 882-7632. Upcoming performances are
for picnics and cookouts. Grills permitted in Zin Valle Free Music Sundays — Zin
• Sunday, June 13 — Mariachi Tapatio Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 27.
park, but not within the amphitheater itself. No Valle vineyard, 7315 Hwy 28 in Canutillo, hosts
• Friday, June 18 — Ekiz
free live music 1 to 4 p.m. on selected Sundays.
Downtown live entertainment — Free
glass containers or pets permitted at park.
• Saturday, June 19 — Inolvidable live entertainment will be featured at 5:30 p.m.
Free park-and-ride shuttles available from and Information: 877-4544 or
• Sunday, June 20 — Mariachi Los Toritos every Monday and Wednesday through early
to El Paso Zoo, 6:30 to 10 p.m. • May 30 - James Springer
• Friday, June 25 — Rhapsody July in the El Paso Convention Center Plaza to
Upcoming concerts: • June 13 - Dusty Low
• Saturday, June 26 — Sonny Powell & The welcome participants in the 2010 USBC
• June 13 — Brasil Brazil Show • June 27 - Julio Ortiz
Night Dreamers Women’s Championships. Information: 534-
(Samba/Lambada/Bossa Nova)
• Sunday, June 28 — Mariachi Femenil Las The Percolator — 217 N. Stanton. 0601 or
• June 20 — La Imperial Sonora (Latin
Caponeras Information: 351-4377.
• The Itchy Hearts, Are We Asleep, Silk
Folk Fury — KTEP, 88.5 FM, features three
• June 27 — Greg Cropp Band (Country) Allen’s Ballroom — The new ballroom at Flamingo and The Beat perform at 7 p.m.
hours of acoustic and folk music — with an
• July 4 — 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 10280 Montana, Ste. G, will host live bands at 7 emphasis on recordings by local musicians and
Monday, May 31.
with El Paso Symphony Orchestra (7 to 9 p.m.) p.m. Fridays. Admission: $3. Information: 929- occasional live appearances by them — from 7
• Mousefire and, 7 p.m.
8686 or to 10 p.m. Saturdays. Hosts are Dan Alloway
‘Every Other Tuesday’ at the Rio Tuesday, June 1.
• May 28 — Brown Betty and Gregg Carthy. Requests: 747-5153.
Grande Theatre — Doña Ana Arts Council • Rapheene, 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 2.
• June 4 — The Birddogs
hosts a variety of musical performances 5:30 to • Boulanger CD release, 8 p.m. Friday, June 4,
6:30 p.m. every other Tuesday at the historic
• June 11 — Rhapsody
and 9 p.m. Saturday, June 5.
Rio Grande Theatre, 211 Downtown Mall, Las Music in the Park — The Las Cruces sum- • Holly Would, Life Only, Lesson House to El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway. 8
Cruces. Admission is free. Information: (575) mer concert series is 7 p.m. Sundays. No pets Home, 7 p.m. Sunday, June 6. p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30 and 10:45
523-6403 or allowed. Admission is free. Information: (575) • Iveys and friends, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 10. p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
• June 1 — New Horizons Swing Band 541-2200 or • La Familia del Paso and Carlos Gonzalez, 8- Military admitted free Wednesdays and
• June 15 — Tuco John Band The series opens with the Mayor’s Jazz Fest, 11 p.m. Saturday, June 12. Thursdays. Tickets: $6 Wednesday through
• June 29 — McLaughlin Kids. at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 30, at Apodaca Park, • Leftmore, 8 p.m. Saturday, June 19. Thursday; $12 Friday and Saturday, $8 Sunday,
• Whispering Pines, 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 22. unless listed otherwise. Information/reserva-
•, 8 p.m. Friday, June 25. tions: 779-LAFF (5233) or
• Andrew Weathers Buffalo Show, 8 p.m. • May 26-29 — The Chinaman. Mark
Friday, July 2. “Chinaman” Britten’s impressions range from
• Radar vs. Wolf, 7 p.m. Saturday, July 3. Matchbox 20’s Rob Thomas to Aerosmith’s
Steven Tyler. Feature act is Jorge Jimenez.
State Line Music — West Texas Food Bank
• June 2-6 — Shang. Shang lives in Los
and State Lane BBQ, 1222 Sunland Park Drive
Angeles, where he tours as a standup comic,
presents the Rudolph Chevrolet-Honda out-
does lots of writing, and has had a few small
door concert series 8 to 10 p.m. every other
movie parts. Feature act is Dustin Ybarra.
Wednesday through August. Admission is free;
• June 9-13 — Steve Kramer. Kramer’s show
all customers asked to bring non-perishable
is filled with music, improv, and audience par-
food donation or monetary donation for the
ticipation, with a variety of impressions.
West Texas Food Bank.
Feature act is AJ Finney III.
• June 2 — Seth James
• June 16-20 — Ahmed Ahmed. Ahmed’s
• June 9 — to be announced
career will soon be seen in the upcoming
• June 16 — Micky and the Motor Cars
“Onion Movie” for FOX Searchlight. Feature
• June 23 — Roger Creager
act is Charles Sanchez.
• June 30 — to be announced.
• June 23-27 — Dean Austin. Austin is cur-
Outdoor Concerts at the Plaza — The rently seen on the TNT hit television drama
City Parks & Recreation Department free “Southland.” Feature act is Anthony Perez.
lunchtime concerts noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays
at San Jacinto Plaza, 111 Mills, Downtown.
Comedy nights — Sun City Comedy hosts
weekly shows with local comics the second
Information: 240-3310.
Wednesday night of the month at O’Hagan’s
• June 9 — Shelby Acosta
Irish Pub, 2601 N. Mesa. The June 9 show
• June 16 — Memento Mori
presents Curt Fletcher, Charlie Moreno and
• June 23 — Patrick Kell
Alex with AK. No cover.
Outlet Shoppes’s Summer Concert Comedy nights are also 9:30 p.m. Sundays at
Series — Outlet Shoppes at El Paso, 7051 S. the New Old Plantation, 301 Ochoa. Ages 18
Desert in Canutillo, and Exa radio host free and older welcome. Admission: $3.
weekly concerts 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, June Information:
10-July 29. Admission is free; bring a lawn
chair. Information: 877-3208 or theoutlet-
Ron White — “Tater Salad” returns 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 10, at Inn of the Mountain
Gods Resort and Casino in Mescalero, N.M.
Tailgate 2010 — The annual outdoor jazz The stand-up comedian is best known for his
concert series in Alamogordo, N.M., is a cigar smoking and scotch drinking on stage and
fundraiser for the Flickinger Center. Concerts rose to fame with the Blue Collar Comedy
begin at 8 p.m. on Saturdays at the New Tour. White has two Grammy nominations, a
Mexico Museum of Space History. Gates open gold record, two of the top rated one-hour
6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Parking spot season reserva- specials in Comedy Central history, and has
tions: $150 (usually sell out early). Weekly sold over 10 million books, CDs and DVDs.
spaces are $30, if available. Walk-up admission: Tickets: $25-$100. Ages 21 and older admitted.
$7. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickinger- (Ticketmaster). Information: 1-877-277-5677 or
• June 12 — Michael Francis Trio

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Ballet Folkorico Tonatiuh — The folklori- featuring the electric sitar and tribal drum
 0 )"&$%/(' co group performs at 7 p.m. Friday and beats. Opening for Danyavaad is El Paso’s lost
Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 28-30, at gypsy band reuniting after 10 years, Jitano &
'+/0,+ Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San the Desert Prophets, featuring The Shimmy
Marcial. Tickets: $10. Information: 478-0141 or Sisters’ father Hal Marcus on percussion, Adam
)  /,  +#* .( Schydlower on guitar, and Nathan on violin.
%'+$ -.'+0/ For their El Paso performance, the Shimmy
1 ') !)$ 0 Big Band Dance Club — The club spon- Sisters will be joined by several El Paso/Juarez
sors dances at Las Cruces Country Club, 2700 dancers such as Rakkassat Aldahab, Karessha,
 "$!,,(",* N. Main, Las Cruces. Age 21 and older wel- Sazrah, Ileana, Jacqueline Barragan, The
 0  '+/0,+ come. Dress code enforced; refreshments Bellydance Institute from Juárez, Bella Fusion,
 ,)"&$%/('",* served. Information: (575) 642-2002, (575) Sonia & Senee, Jenny, Dance Alive and the


525-9227 or Shimmy Sisters’ mother Judith Ann.
Ballroom, swing and Latin dances are 8 to 10 The Shimmy Sisters will also host a series of
p.m. Thursdays. Dance lesson at 7 p.m. $7 workshops Saturday, June 12. Cost: $25 per
members; $9 non-members. workshop.
• June 3: Luau Party with High Society • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — “Dancing with
Orchestra and refreshments. Nuance: The Eloquent Body with Leilainia” (All
• June 10 and June 24: Bob Burns-Mike levels).
Caranda Combo. Refreshments served June 24. • 12:45 to 2:15 p.m. — Belly Dance Combos
• June 17: High Society Orchestra. (Level 2).
The Argentine Tango Group’s dances are 7 to • 2:30 to 4 p.m. — “Circus Belly: Strength.
9:30 p.m. Tuesdays (June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29). Flexibility and Fun with Adelaide” (Mixed
Lesson included with admission at 7 p.m. Levels).
Beginners, single and couples over 21 wel-
come. Dress code enforced. Cost: $10 ($8 Hafla at the Grapevine — The Grapevine,
members). Information: (575) 642-1699 or 3900 W. Picacho, Las Cruces, will host its 10th annual night of Middle Eastern, African and
Indian music, dance and food 5 to 10 p.m.
Barbara Driscoll School of Ballet — Sunday, June 13. A variety of entertainers and
The ballet school presents its annual student a Middle Eastern bazaar will be featured.
recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at the Plaza Tickets: $8 ($5 ages 4-12). Admission includes
Theatre, featuring students from pre-school to one food item. Information: (575) 644-4156.
adult, in technique performances and a chil-
dren’s ballet. Admission is free. Information: Ballet recital — Malinky’s Ballet Clasico of
584-9903. Juarez presents its annual recital at 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, June 18-19, at the
Capoeira Quinto Sol — The dance organi- Chamizal National Memorial. Admission is free.
zation hosts an evening of Salsa, Maculele, Information: 16-39-66 (in Juarez).
Belly, Burlesque and Capoeira dance styles at 7
p.m. Saturday, June 5, at UTEP’s Union Ballet Folklorico Tierra del Sol — The
Theatre. Tickets: $10 in advance; $12 at the group’s 10th annual gala event is at 7 p.m.
door. Information: Jon, 252-8258. Friday and Saturday, June 25-26, at the
Chamizal National Memorial Theater. The
Elena Baker Dance Company — Local group will perform dances from various regions
teacher Elena Baker’s dance studio presents of Mexico and South America. Tickets: $4
the her students in performance at 6 p.m. Information: 920-3110.
Sunday, June 6, at Chamizal National
Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is Belly Dancing Goddess — Rakkassat
free. Information: 740-1392. Aldahab presents the belly dance event starring
Virginia and both local and visiting belly dancers
‘Pretty Belles and Carousels’ — The 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at
Ballet Centre School of Classical Dance’s 26th Radisson 1770 Airway. Admission: $20.
annual recital is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 6, at Information: 217-4500 or 532-2043.
UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. The performance
will feature over 60 students ranging in age Ballet Folklórico Churuhui — The group
from 4 to 17 in a variety of dances from tradi- performs dances from the different regions of
tional classics to new neo-classical choreogra- Mexico at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July
phy. Directed by David Alejandro Duran. 2-3, at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S.
Admission is free. Information: 544-4348 or San Marcial. Information: 588-5743.
Arabesque 2010 – Snake Charmer and the
Ballet Folklorico El Paso — The troupe’s Belly Dancer presents the gala show featuring
annual celebration of the sight and sounds of international performer and instructor Mia
Mexico at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 11- Shauri of Puerto Rico at 7 p.m. Saturday, July
12, at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. 10, at the Scottish Rite Theater, 301 Missouri.
San Marcial. Directed by Maestro Arturo Shauri is 2008 Belly Dancer of the Universe and
Guerrero. Ticket: $7. Information: 526-4293. 2009 Cabaret Dancer of the Year. Information:
740-4919 or
Arabian Nights — UTEP’s 6th annual
Arabian Nights Showcase is 7 p.m. Saturday, Shauri will host workshops July 10-11, at
and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 12-13, at UTEP’s Dance Whirl, 5380 N. Mesa.
Dinner Theatre, starring Danyavaad and The
Shimmy Sisters with special guests Jitano & The Zumba class — The Mind Body Studio, 910
Desert Prophets. Tickets: $15, plus service E. Redd Road, Suite H, hosts the hour-long
charge. (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-5234 dance fitness class 9 a.m. Mondays, 5 p.m.
or Mondays and Wednesdays and 7:40 p.m.
Danyavaad’s original music is Middle Eastern Tuesdays and Thursday. Cost: $8 per class;
lounge mixed with Indian vibes and rock. They monthly fees available. Information: 585-6362.
play live original Middle Eastern flavored music

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El Paso Summer Music Festival - The No Strings Theatre Company present a month-
annual festival’s Potpourri Concert featuring La ly series of children’s programs at 2 p.m. select-
Catrina Quartet and the winners of the 2010 ed Saturdays at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N.
Young Musicians Competition, Wesley Yu, and Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. Material is
Andrea Guevara, is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June aimed at audiences age 4-10, but all ages wel-
12, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Center. Festival come. Admission: $5. Reservations recom-
founder, pianist Louise Houghton, will also per- mended: (575) 523-1223 or
form. Tickets: $15 ($10 seniors/military; $5 stu- The June 19 performance will take the audi-
dents), available at door or Ticketmaster. ence to back to 1762 with Jack and Annie of
Information: 449-0619 or “Magic Tree House” fame and an encounter
El Paso Summer Music Festival is a non-profit with the young musical prodigy, Wolfgang
organization under the umbrella of the El Paso Amadeus Mozart. Journey to Vienna, Austria
Community Foundation. and tour the royal palace, hear music by this
Yu, a 13-year-old eighth-grader at Morehead boy who lived so long ago, and experience a
Middle School, is a pianist who won over five slice of life from more than 250 years ago.
other finalists. His excellent technique and
musicality in performances of pieces by Bach, Young Ladies Choir ‘Bon Voyage’ con-
Chopin, Brahms and Prokofiev showed maturi- cert — El Paso Choral Society’s Young Ladies
ty beyond his years. He is the son of Hanson Yu Choir, directed by Yvonne Marmolejo, will per-
and Amelia Leung, his piano teacher. Yu also form its last concert before beginning their tour
plays violin. “American Celebration of Music in Italy,” at
UTEP freshman, Guevara, an 18-year-old 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 2, at Trinity-First United
pianist from Juárez, received honorable men- Methodist Church, 801 N. Mesa. Accompanied
tion. Guevara is the daughter of Carmen by Dr. Esequiel Mesa on piano, the choir will
Olmos of Juarez. Her primary teacher is Oscar perform a program featuring international song
Macchioni of UTEP. In 2009, she received a selections, in several different languages.
Superior Achievement Award at the Stony Tickets: $10 ($8 seniors/military; $5 students).
Brook (N.Y.) International Piano Festival. Information: 833-0263 or 581-2822.
The choir performed on the NPR program
‘Voice Recital’ — Teen and pre-teen stu-
“From the Top” last October, with The El Paso
dents of Dan Wright will sing in German, Italian
Symphony Orchestra at Christmas, and with
and English at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 13, at First
Mayor John Cook in the “Half-Cooked”
Christian Church, 901 Arizona (enter on Ange).
Concert for the homeless in March. The Italy
WAdmission is free. Information: 542-1110.
tour will begin in Rome, as they sing in a mass
‘Amazing Magical Musical Adventures’ at the Vatican, and include stops in Florence,
— Las Cruces Friends of Chamber Music and Venice, Siena, Verona, Cremona and Milan.

All phone numbers listed are in Juaréz. activities.

Museo del Chamizal — Chamizal Park, Cibeles Convention Center — Av. Tomás
Juárez (next to the Bridge of the Americas). Fernández 8450, between Calle Portales and
The museum features an exhibit of pre- Antonio J. Bermudez, Zona Campestre.
Columbian artifacts, as well as paintings and Pacto del Juárez, an organization that seeks to
sculptures from well-known local and interna- improve the standard of living in Juárez, pres-
tional artists. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ents its strategic plan for the city at its quarter-
Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free ly meeting, 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 24. Admission
except as listed. Information: 611-1048. is free.
• 7 p.m. Friday, June 11: Opening of exhibit
“Realidad Interior” by artist and printmaker
Comision Federal de Electricidad —
Av. Reforma at Sanders. On display: “Las Otras
Cecilia Rodriguez of Guadalajara.
Luces de la Ciudad,” a changing exhibit by local
• 7 p.m Friday, June 18: Opening of exhibit of
sculpture and installation by artist Waldo
Estrada. Museo de la Ex-Aduana — Zona Centro,
• The monthly Arte en el Parque continues its Av. 16 de Septiembre at Ave. Juárez. The histo-
2010 season 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 29 ry museum, housed in the Old Customs
and June 26. The event includes live music, House, is closed to transform itself into a
food, arts and crafts, and activities for children. museum of the Mexican Revolution, which
Featured artist is painter Elizabeth Morales. began Nov. 20, 1910.
Admission is 40 pesos (30 children).
Information: 611-2390 or ‘Por Amor al Arte’ — The radio show,
• Continuing through June: “Metalarte covering all aspects of the arts in Juárez, airs 3
Expresiones,” sculpture by Javier Venegas. to 5 p.m. Sundays on 860 AM. The show
includes music, interviews, reviews of events,
Museo de INBA — Circuito Jose Reyes recommendations of books and movies, con-
Estrada, Zona Pronaf. The museum will close ducted by Ogla Liset Olivas. Information:
for remodeling. Reopening is scheduled for
September. Information: 616-7414.
“Un dia en el museo” is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Juárez correspondent Walter Schaefer
Saturday, June 19: Guided tours, children’s 2 022988 (

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2010 USBC Women’s Championships • June 1-3 — Shreveport-Bossier Captains
— El Paso will host the national sports event • June 4-6 — Grand Prairie Air Hogs
through July 3, at El Paso Convention Center, • June 15-17 — Pensacola Pelicans
hosted by United States Bowling Congress. • June 18-20 — Lincoln Saltdogs
The tournament will be held for 100 consecu- • July 1-4 — Shreveport-Bossier Captains
tive days in the first arena-style women’s cham- Promotions include Fireworks Friday (June 4,
pionship in USBC history. Spectator admission June 18); Quartermania 25¢ selected conces-
is free. Information: 544-9000 or sions Sunday (June 6 and June 20); Thirsty
Thursdays (June 3, June 17, July 1).
WWE Smackdown — The WWE “Bark in the Park” dog day is Sunday, June 6,
Superstars return after a sold-out El Paso per- and Military Night is Sunday, June 16.
! !! & formance in March for the professional Independence Day Fireworks July 2-4.
wrestling event 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 29, at To get there: take the Patriot Freeway to the
NMSU’s Pan American Center in Las Cruces. Diana exit. From Loop 375, turn south on
Tickets: $15, $25, $30, $40 and $60, plus serv- Kenworthy.
ice charges. (Ticketmaster).
% $ &
Academy Sports & Outdoors Sun Bicycling
Bowl International Soccer El Paso Bicycle Club – Club events are
Tournament — The 12th annual youth soc- open to the public; helmets required. Unless
cer tournament for boys and girls is June 12- listed otherwise, rides begin at River Run Plaza
13, featuring teams from under-8 to under-19 on Country Club Road. (Mesa becomes
$ "% years of age, at Westside Sports Complex, next Country Club; go west past the Rio Grande;
to Canutillo High School and El Paso River Run is on the right.) Web: elpasobicycle-
Community College, on North Desert Blvd.
&" # "! Matches are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 8
&" # $ & Leaderless rides are at 6 p.m. Wednesday
a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The tournament fea- nights. Rides are 20 to 24 miles at various
&" # '! ( tures both competitive and non-competitive paces depending on the group. Optional dinner
teams. Entry fee for boys and girls teams for afterward at Hello Pizza.
ages 8 and under and 10 and under is $250; • 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 2 — Pub Run.
teams for ages 11 and under through 19 and Leave a little early from River Run to ride to La
under is $300. Information: Joe Daubach, 533- Union Station. 18 miles, leaderless.
4416, 1-800-915-2695 or • 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 5 — June Birthday Babies Ride. Meet at 6072 Los Pueblos. The
The Rattler Outdoor Challenge — The route will be 1 mile for every year — baseline
outdoor sports challenge hosted by El Paso is a 43rd birthday. Food and treats afterward.
Marathon Foundation is 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your bathing suit! Moderate pace. Patty
Sunday, June 13, beginning at Franklin Van Tine, 667-0202.
Mountain State Park’s Tom Mays Park off • 8 a.m. Sunday, June 6 — Beginner
Transmountain Road. Categories include indi- Intermediate Group ride will leave Crazy Cat
vidual, military, youth and corporate. Cyclery on Montana just west of Airway at 8
Registration cost varies with each category. am for a 20- to 25-mile ride, moderate pace.
Information: 274-5222. or Online registration Crazy Cat Cyclery will provide support and dis-
at counts. Margaret O’Kelley, 588-3825.
The event begins with a 10k or 5k run at Tom • 1 p.m. Sunday, June 6 — Beginner Ride.
Mays Park. The course connects to the moun- Meet at River Run for easy 10-mile ride for
tain cycling portion of the trail that runs from beginning riders. Patty Van Time, 667-0202
Tom Mays to Doniphan. Cyclists follow the trail • 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 12 —
to Borderland and on to the River Park for a Resler/Border Loop. Start at 4844 Portsmouth
kayak/canoe and row 1.75 miles down the Rio (Bob Wiggs residence) Fast group and a BIG
May Grande to the finish line. Participants must sup- group. Fast group will ride up to Resler then
2 out Artcraft to the Border Crossing and back
June 8 - Gui ply their own equipment. A standard mountain
bike is recommended; all rowers required to (40 miles). Beginner/Intermediate Group will
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American Association minor league team regu-
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tickets at every Alfresco Fridays moderate pace. Breakfast at Ramon’s after-

performance in June! lar home game time is 7:05 p.m. (Sundays at

6:05 p.m.) at Cohen Stadium in Northeast El ward. Leaderless.

• 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 25 — Virtual Full

Paso. Tickets: $7 box seats; $6 general admis-

For more information please visit
sion (free for age 4 and younger). Information:
Inclement weather hotline 534-0675 Acts subject to change.
755-2000 or Please see Page 23
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cart, green fee, beer, refreshments, dinner and Horse Sports tation offered for $5. Spectator admission is
Sports prizes. Sponsorship packages available. free. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpa-
Cont’d from Page 22 Information/registration: John Mimbela Jr., 252- Ruidoso Downs Horse Racing — The
0582 to receive a registration packet by mail or 2010 season begins Friday, May 28, with live
Moon Ride. Enjoy the sunset and moonrise email. Web: racing at 1 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, AYSO Soccer registration — Early regis-
starting at the mall at Artcraft & Upper Valley except on holiday weekends when the horses tration for boys and girls age 4-18 for El Paso
A portion of the profits will go to benefit
Road. Any type of bike will work on this slow run Friday through Monday. The season runs Region 368 of American Youth Soccer
Dame La Mano, a local non-profit assisting
10- to 15-mile ride. Headlight and rear flasher through Labor Day weekend with the running Organization’s 2010-2011 seasons is 10 a.m. to
women and children of the El Paso area.
required. Bug spray highly recommended. of the All American Futurity. Grandstand admis- 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 5-6 and June
Noah Gonzalez, Willie Cager Golf Tournament and sion and parking are free. Turf club admission: 19-20, at Peter Piper Pizza, 9450 Dyer. Every
• 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 26 — Breakfast Dinner — The Willie Cager Foundation’s 4th $10. Valet parking is $5. Information: (575) child plays at least half of every game. Season is
Ride. Meet at La Union for a moderate ride to annual fundraising tournament is 11 a.m. to 4 378-4140 or 23 weeks with 16 games. Fee: $65.
the end of Afton Road and back to La Union for p.m. Saturday, June 12, at Butterfield Trail Golf Information: Margie Valadez, 241-5307;
breakfast at La Union Station. Sylvia Mejia, 740- Club 1858 Cottonwoods. Celebrity golfers will Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — Rosemary Hahn, 920-5761 or
9033. attend. Four-man scramble format. Cost: $125 Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. everyday. Certification courses available for those inter-
• 7:30 a.m. Sunday, June 27 — BIG Ride — per golfer (lunch provided). Dinner is 5 p.m. General admission and parking are free. ested being a referee.
Increase your distance without getting left Friday, June 11, at El Paso Community College Information: (575) 874-5200.
Service Center, 9050 Viscount, Building A.
‘Basketball in the Barrio’ league — El
behind. Meet at La Feria Grocery in Anthony
Recreational Sports Paso Parks and Recreation Department will
and ride to Mesilla and have breakfast at Cost: $50 donation. Tables of 10 available.
host the basketball tournament 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Andale’s, then return. 50 miles, moderate pace, Information/RSVP: 920-4173, 691-4832 or
Public Ice Skating — Public skating is Friday through Sunday, June 18-20, at Armijo
Rick Rivas, 581-9896.
offered 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays; noon to 4 and 7 Recreation Center, 700 E. 7th Avenue.
The Willie Cager Foundation provides basic
Beginner/Intermediate Group (BIG) to 10 p.m. Saturdays; and noon to 4 p.m. Information: 541-4331 or
tutorial programs on a year-round basis to low
Rides — The El Paso Bicycle Club offers a Sundays (and Monday, May 31) at the Sierra
income, educationally “high risk,” disabled and
special training program for beginning and Providence Event Center next to the Coliseum,
other needful youth in the El Paso area. 4th of July Baseball Tournament — El
intermediate riders. Weekly rides begin at 6 4100 Paisano. Beginning June 7, skating offered
noon to 4 p.m. daily, plus 7 to 10 p.m. Friday Paso Parks and Recreation host its Invitational
p.m. Tuesdays at the strip center on Upper Ascarate Junior Golf Tournament —
and Saturday. Baseball tournament and Girls softball tourna-
Valley Road and Artcraft. Helmets required; The junior world qualifier is Monday and
participants should park cars in spaces marked Tuesday, June 14-15, at the Ascarate Golf All ages welcome. Admission: $8 (skate rental
for cyclists. Information: Margaret O’Kelley, Course, 6900 Delta. Information: 772-7381. included). Skate sharpening, fitting and consul- Please see Page 24
588-3825, or Wyona Turner, 204-4835. See El
Paso Bicycle Club listing for weekend BIG rides
June 6, 19, 25 and 27.
• June 1 — Intervals. Learn how to ride faster.
Short ride in the Upper Valley. Margaret
O’Kelley, 588-3825.
• June 8 — Tube Patching. Linda Price, 433-
• June 15 — Fun Ride. Short leisurely ride in
the upper valley. Linda Price, 433-4188.
• June 22 — Nutrition. What should I eat and
drink before and during a ride? Short ride fol-
lowing discussion. Henry Payan, 355-6506.
.• June 29 — Hills. Short ride following discus-
sion. Sylvia Mejia, 740-9033.
Atom Cyclist Bike Club — The club hosts
weekly rides leaving promptly at 8 a.m. every
Sunday from the Atom Cyclist Bike Shop, 1886
Joe Battle, Suite 205 (next to Super Target), for
all riding levels. Intermediate/advanced group
will ride 40-60 miles at a moderate to fast pace,
and beginner/intermediate group will ride 20-
30 miles at a slow to moderate pace.
Information: Atom Cyclist, 225-0011.

Omega Delta Phi Golf Tournament —
Omega Delta Phi Alumni Association hosts its
first tournament with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.
Friday, June 4, at Vista Hills Golf Course, 2210
Trawood. Registration begins at noon. Cost:
$85 ($320 foursome); includes range balls, golf

June 2010 El Paso Scene Page 23

Admission is $10 ($7 seniors/military with Montwood, Champion Award Building.
# "  Sports ID/students age 11-15 or with UTEP ID). Free
Beat The Heat Triathlon — The 7K Run,
$  $  Cont’d from Page 23 for children 10 and under. Information: 791-
35K Bike and 400M Swim is 7 a.m. Saturday,
8749 or
ment, Friday through Sunday, July 2-4,at vari- June 12, at White Sands Missile Range’s Bell
 ous fields throughout town. All teams guaran- Speedway of Southern New Mexico — Gymnasium. Participants must be at security
teed 3 games. Information: 541-4331 or elpaso- The track features modifieds, super stocks, gate by 5:30 a.m. Registration: $45 for individu-
 " speed stocks and more Saturdays. Gates open als; $65 for teams. Advance registration only
at 5:30 p.m. races at 7:45 p.m. Saturdays. (by May 28), no on-site registration.
Motor sports The Speedway is 11 miles west of Las Cruces Information: (575) 678-3374 (local call) or
  exit 132, off I-10. Take south frontage road to (click on “Bell Gym”).
El Paso Motorplex — The drag strip is at Southern New Mexico Fairgrounds. General
13101 Gateway West, (east of El Paso at I-10 admission: $10 ($7 seniors, military, students
Healthy Heart Walks — The city’s Parks
$ off Clint exit #42). Drag races are 6 to 10 p.m. and Recreation Department’s monthly family
age 11-15 or with NMSU ID; ages 10 and
Sundays. Spectator admission varies. walks begin at 8 a.m. on selected Saturdays
$  younger free). Prices may vary for special
Information: 588-8119 or through November at various local park and
events. Season passes (21 events): $190 ($130
 ! recreation centers. Registration starts at 7:30
El Paso Speedway Park — 14851 Marina senior, military with ID, students age 11-15 or
  a.m. Everyone is welcome; registration: $5
(off Montana 7 miles east of Loop 375). Races with NMSU ID). Information: 1-800-658-9650
one-time fee (includes all walks). Information:
  are 7:45 p.m. Fridays, and include wing sprints, or
Eliseo Duran, 544-0753, ext. 21 or 23.

  super stocks, street stocks, modifieds, super This month’s walk is June 12 at Memorial
trucks, limited late models, and legends. Gates Runs and walks Senior Center, 1800 Byron, featuring entertain-
open at 5:30 p.m. Country Club Optimist Fun Walk — ment and exercise dance.
The club will host its 5th annual 2-mile fun walk
La Fe 5K — The 17th annual Father’s Day
benefiting the Childhood Cancer Campaign at 9
Community Health 5K Run and 5K Walk is
a.m. Saturday, May 29, at Marwood Park, 4325
Saturday, June 19, at La Fe Cultural and
River Bend Dr. Registration: $10 pre-registra-
Technology Center, 721 S. Ochoa (rear build-
tion; $15 day of event. On-site registration
ing) The 3.1-mile course goes through the his-
begins at 8 a.m. Information: 585-3862.
toric Segundo Barrio neighborhood.
The Optimists’ Childhood Cancer Campaign
Information: Jesus Quiñonez, 534-7979.
raises public awareness of childhood cancer and
assists in the fight against the No. 1 disease Fourth of July Run — Up and Running,
killer of children in North America. 3233 N. Mesa, Suite 205, hosts the 4th annual
5K run/walk 7:04 a.m. Sunday, July 4, beginning
Fort Bayard Wilderness Run - The 39th
at Up and Running in the Rudolph Shopping
annual 8-mile wilderness run and 5K run and
Plaza. Hot dogs and watermelon and sports
walk begins 8 a.m. Saturday, May 29, at the
drinks offered after the race. Registration: $20
historic parade grounds of Fort Bayard Medical
by July 2; $25 July 3 and on race day (includes
Center (off U.S. 180, 5 miles east of Silver City,
tie-dye t-shirt). Proceeds benefit Run El Paso
N.M.). The challenging and scenic course is on
Club. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663.
trails and unpaved roads in the Gila National
Online registration at raceadventuresunlimit-
Forest. Awards offered for winners of each age
group. Race day registration begins at 7 a.m.
Packet pick-up is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday,
Entry: $25 by May 27 ($15 without t-shirt).
July 3, and 6 to 6:45 a.m. race day at Up and
Information: (575) 388-2325,
yardrun. Online registration (through May 27)
at Run for a Margarita — El Paso Symphony
Hosted by the Grant County Striders with Orchestra hosts the 5K Run and 1 Mile walk at
sanction of Road Runners Club of America. 7 p.m. Saturday, July 17, beginning at Riviera
Proceeds benefit the Silver High School Cross Restaurant, 5218 Doniphan. After the run/walk
Country Team and Avon Walk for Breast enjoy a complimentary margarita (for age 21
Cancer. and older), food and live music by Brown Betty.
Cost: $25 per event by July 10; $30 per event
Ruidoso Sprint Triathlon — The 4th
July 11-16 (includes meal and a margarita). Meal
annual 400-yard indoor swim, 10-mile bike ride
ticket only: $10. No race day registration; limit-
and 3.5-mile trail run is 8 a.m. Saturday, May
ed spaces and meal tickets available.
29, at Ruidoso Athletic Club, at Wingfield Park
Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663.
in Ruidoso, N.M. benefiting Ruidoso High
Register in person of by mail (by July 10)
Altitude Aquatics. The event starts at the
payable to “Race Adventures” at Up and
Ruidoso Athletic Club, 415 Wingfield Street.
Running, 3233 N. Mesa, Ste. 205, 79902.
Body markings begin at 7 a.m. Cost: $55
Online at
through May 15; $75 after. Ages 19 and
younger: $25 through May 27. Relay teams of Running clubs:
two or three: $85 through May 15: $120 • Run El Paso maintains information on local
through May 27. No race-day registration. races at Information: Luis
Information/registration: (575) 937-7106 . Zaragosa, 543-2017.
Online registration: • FCA Team Endurance El Paso. Long-distance
Mandatory packet pickup is 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. runners, cyclists and triathletes are invited to
Friday, May 28, at Ruidoso Athletic Club, 415 join the Fellowship of Christian Athletes group.
Wingfield Street. Information: Christy, 307-8180 or fcaen-
YWCA Race Against Racism – The 10K
• El Paso Triathlon Club is open to everyone
race and 5K fun walk is 7:30 a.m. Saturday,
interested in triathlons and similar events,
June 5, at the YWCA Joyce Jaynes Branch,
including the Southwest Challenge Series.
1600 Brown. All runners receive t-shirt and raf-
Information: Challenge series:
fle prizes and awards given at the end of the
race to those present. Medals awarded to top
• The Border Jumper Hash House Harriers
three male and female finishers in each age cat-
(H3) meet at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 6 p.m.
egory. Race day registration is 6:30 to 7:15 a.m.
Saturdays at various locations. Dues: $3 per
at the start line. Entry fee is $20 in advance,
run. First run is free. Information:
$25 day of race. Information: 478-5663, 472-
• The El Paso Hash House Harriers meet at 4
5879 or Online registration (by
p.m. Sunday afternoons for non-competitive
6 p.m. June 4) at
runs. Trails range from 2 to 5 miles. Cost: $4
Advance registration at Up and Running, 3233
per hash. First run is free. Information: 345-
N. Mesa, Ste. 205 Rudolph Plaza, or 10600
5130 or

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Sheridan Gate. Cassidy Gate permanently Fort Bliss Museum to sign up now. Participants from renewable energy concepts to alternative
June Roundup closed. may work on their garden at any time, and fuels. Daily events begin at 7 a.m. daily includ-
Cont’d from Page 13 equipment is available for borrowing at Old ing panel discussions, guest speakers, demon-
Free museum access for military — El Fort Bliss Replica Museum during normal hours strations and vendors. Registration: $100.
gift certificates to area restaurants, weekend Paso Museum of Art, One Art Festival Plaza,
of operation. Information: Wanda Kienzle, 588- Information: Web:
stays at luxurious hotels, jewelry, gift baskets offers free Museum access, including ticketed
8482 or Elizabeth Maline 568-6078.
and more. Viewers can watch Channel 13 (El exhibitions, for all active military personnel and
Paso Cable 12, Las Cruces Cable 6) to bid and their families May 28-Sept. 6, as part of the Speed Dating at Fort Bliss — Fort Bliss Martini and a Manicure — Fort Bliss
buy during the event. Information: Alicia Meier, National Endowment for the Arts “Blue Star hosts speed dating at 7 p.m. Friday, June 4, at MWR will host an evening of pampering for
590-1313. Museums” pilot program. Current Military ID is the Centennial Club, for singles age 18 and men and women at 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 11,
Online auction for featured items begins June required. The museum of Art is one of 330 older. Meet new people through five-minute at the Centennial Pub and Patio. Bunco follows
1 at museums from 45 states nationwide that made “dates.” The exchange of personal information at 6 p.m. Cost $10. Information: 744-8427.
this commitment. Current Military ID is is completely voluntary, and participants will be
Fan Drive for the Elderly — El Pasoans required. Active military personnel and their given a card to keep track of their date’s infor-
Soldier sponsor training — Those inter-
are urged to donate new fans for use by the ested in becoming a mentor for inbound sol-
families should visit the Museum Store to mation. Everyone over age 18 welcome. Walk-
elderly or disabled through the summer months diers and their families may attend monthly
receive their free pass stickers to ticketed exhi- in registration also offered 6:30 p.m.; pre-regis-
for the annual Extreme Weather Summer Fan training sessions at 6 a.m. the last Thursday of
bitions. No tickets are required to view the tration encouraged as space is limited.
Drive. Fans may be dropped off at any El Paso the month (June 24), at the Army Community
Museum’s permanent collections. Information: Information/registration: 744-8427.
fire station, police regional command center or Service ballroom on Fort Bliss. Mentor are
532-1707 or
Sheriff’s Office substation. Aged or disable peo- Energy Rodeo — Fort Bliss will host its first needed to show new soldiers around help
ple in need of a fan may call 546-2239 or 533- For Bliss Community Garden — Fort ever Renewable Energy Rodeo and Symposium them get acquainted with the post. Additional
0998. Bliss MWR is providing the Fort Bliss communi- Tuesday through Thursday, June 8-10, at the trainings can be requested by individual units.
Dial 211 for the El Paso Extreme Weather ty with space for a community garden. Fifty Centennial Conference and Banquet Center at Information: Joe Hess, 568-1132 or
Task Force emergency line. raised beds and planting medium are available Biggs. The event, co-hosted by US Army Tank
at the Old Fort Bliss Museum for interested Automotive Research, Development and
‘TESOROS’ museum gala — El Paso gardeners. Garden guidelines and agreements Energy Center, will showcase and demonstrate
‘Attire for Hire’ business suit drive —
Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza, hosts The Employment Readiness Program, in collab-
will soon be available online at some of the latest state-of-the-art and innova-
its fundraising gala “TESOROS: Building Funds or stop by the Old tive effort and products in renewable energy
for Tomorrow’s Treasures Today” at 7 p.m. Please see Page 26
Saturday, July 10, in honor of the museum’s
50th Anniversary, with live music by Mari Olivas
and Quintet Band, hors d’oeuvres and wine by
El Paso Country Club, ambiance by Table       


Occasions, Eventures, The Ultra Lounge, and
Pink, Inc. a live runway show and silent jewelry  
auction. Dress is summer cocktail attire.
Tickets: $125 (includes Bedazzled admission $  !!% " ! " $# ! !  %
and parking). RSVP by June 30: 532-1707 x 13. 
 %!    %!&  !$ #  "
Lobsterfest — Spencer Theater for
Performing Arts, Airport Hwy 220 in Alto,   "# !" 
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N.M. (about 12 miles north of downtown

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Ruidoso), will host an all-you-can-eat lobster
bake fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21,
featuring fresh New England lobsters, potatoes
and corn-on-the-cob and continuous music.
Dress is casual Tickets: $100. Information:
(575) 336-4800,(888) 818-7872 or spencerthe-
El Paso Humane Society — Regular
adoption hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. Sunday (closed last Sunday of each
month), at 4991 Fred Wilson. All pets are
spayed/neutered, microchipped, licensed and
vaccinated. Adoption fees: $100 (additional $8
for pets four months age or older for city
rabies certificate). Information: 532-6971 or
Kiwanis American flag campaign —
Kiwanis Clubs of El Paso is working with other
area non-profits to fly American flags in front of
any business or home in the El Paso during
Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day,
Labor Day, Veterans Day and other national
holidays. A 3’ x 5’ flag will be placed on a ten-
foot pole in front of homes or businesses for
annual donation to the cause of $25-$100.
Corporate sponsorships available beginning at
$1,000 (25 flags). Information: 833-2269.
The Kiwanis’ goal is to make El Paso the
nation’s “most patriotic city” by having flags in
front of all area businesses and residences dur-
ing patriotic holidays.

Fort Bliss
Anyone entering Fort Bliss must obtain a gate
pass. Driver’s license, car insurance and regis-
tration required.
Gate hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday for Jeb Stuart entrance
and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
and 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekends for

June 2010 El Paso Scene Page 25

woodworking demonstrations and the sale of
June Roundup handmade wooden items 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the
Cont’d from Page 25 second Saturday of each month (June 12).
oration with Workforce Solutions Upper Rio Junior Woman’s Club — Junior Woman’s
Grande, seeks nearly-new business suits to help Club of El Paso will install its new president,
military family members gain employment. Barbara Garcia-Vasquez, and other board
Being taken are pant and skirt suits for women members Friday, June 4, at Lancer’s Club East,
Where Short & Stout is In! and business coats and suits for men or other
professional business attire. Shirts and ties for
3135 Trawood. Cocktails begin at 6:30 p.m.
with dinner and program 7:30 p.m. to mid-
men also accepted. Items can be dropped off at night. Information: Sandra Quiñonez, 276-6417
Army Community Service (Employment or
Readiness Program), Bldg. 2494, Ricker Road
inside The Marketplace at Placita Santa Fe, 5034 Doniphan on Fort Bliss. Information: Ted Rivera, 569-
Westside Welcome Club — The group is
open to both newcomers and long-time resi-
dents. The club’s monthly free newcomers’
Fort Bliss Rod & Gun Club — Rifle and coffee is 10 a.m. Friday, June 4, at 144 Apache
Minerals & Fossils • Bamboo Fiber Clothing • Fashion Je welr y • Purses
pistol shooting competitions are held almost Brave in Santa Teresa. Information: 494-8272,


C l o c k s • L a n g u a g e A r t Ti l e s
S c a r ve s • Ja c k e t s • Swe a t e r s

every weekend at the Fort Bliss Rod & Gun 581-2314 or
Club — visitors can watch for free, food avail- The summer luncheon is 11:30 a.m.
able at the clubhouse snack bar. To get there: Wednesday, June 9, at Marriott Hotel, 1600
Take Railroad Drive to Deer; turn right. Airway. Joan Keif, owner of Lavender Farm in
Information: 568-2983. Las Cruces, will discuss how she cultivates and
Placita Santa Fe, 5034 Doniphan Old Fort Bliss — Building 5051, corner of
uses the lavender in her products. Cost: $20.
Enter through The Marketplace / Magic Pan Reservations (by June 4): 740-9725.
Pershing and Pleasanton Roads, Fort Bliss. The
New Lightweight Shawls D Ruffle Shawls Old West days of the “Soldiers of the Pass” are Macintosh Users Group — The El Paso
relived through replicas of the original adobe Macintosh Users Group is open to anyone
for Spring & Summer AN in New Colors fort buildings and military artifacts,
Magoffinsville Post 1854 to 1868. Admission:
interested in Apple Macintosh computers. The
group’s monthly meeting and demonstration is
Milk Soaps • Bee Bar Hand Lotion • Pouchee Purse Organizers • Swap Watches free. Hours: Daily 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of the
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1000 Montana (enter in alley). At the June 5
Club news meeting, Ken Borgh will give an iPad demo.
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June Roundup Area attractions The Wizarding World of
Cont’d from Page 26
2845 or
Blanket are being made to the following
organizations: Del Sol Medical Center,
Wet ‘N’ Wild Waterworld — The water
park is at 8804 S. Desert, Anthony, Texas (I-10
at Exit 0). Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday. Season passes are $39.95 plus tax.
Travel... Harry Potter
Includes early park admission, breakfast at Three Broomsticks,
Providence Memorial Hospital, Sierra Medical Information: 886-2222 or Let us do the work at commemorative tickets, hotel, 3 day base tickets to both
Center, Sierra-Providence East, Rainbow Fireworks display on July 4.
Universal Parks and access to Universal City-Walk.
Room, El Paso Center Against Family Violence no cost to you... 4 Nights at
and El Paso Police Department. Western Playland — The amusement park
is at 1249 Futurity Dr. in Sunland Park, N.M. All You Need To Do Is DREAM! Atlantis Paradise Island
El Paso Scale Model Society — The soci- June
ety will host its monthly meeting at 2 p.m.
Tickets: $15.95, plus tax (pay one price); $5
non-rider admission; free non-rider passes for
$ 1,613 PER PERSON 16th-40th
Includes round trip air and hotel.
Sunday, June 6, in the St. Paul’s United ages 2 and younger and age 60 and older. Prices are subject to
Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 7000 Information: (575) 589-3410 or westernplay- change and availability.
Edgemere. Formed in 1969, it is a chartered Summer hours are 3 to 9 p.m.
chapter of the International Plastic Model Sundays, 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through 7040 N. Mesa • Suite F-G
Society, U.S. Branch. Information: 598-6957. Friday beginning June 16, and 3 to 10 p.m.
Saturdays. Special fireworks presentation
El Paso Paralegal Association — The
association’s annual luncheon is noon to 1 p.m. Sunday, July 4.
Thursday, June 17, at El Paso Club 18th Floor Indian Cliffs Ranch — The working cattle
Chase Bank Building, 201 Main. George ranch in Fabens offers a children’s zoo, buffalo,
Andritso will speak on Labor/Employment Law. longhorns, deer, rattlesnake pit, movie sets and
The public is invited. Tickets: $10.50 to $15 for the Fort Apache playground. It’s also home to
lunch. Information: 546-5267 the famous Cattleman’s Steakhouse.
L’Alliance Française d’El Paso — The Information: (915) 544-3200 or cattle-
group promotes French culture and offers fran-
cophiles the opportunity to use the French lan- San Elizario Historic District — The dis-
guage in a variety of activities. Information: trict features four art galleries, seven artists
585-1789, 845-6535 or studio/galleries, three gift shops, the Historic
The group will visit the “Bedazzled” exhibit at San Elizario Chapel, the Portales Museum and
11 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at El Paso Museum the Veteran’s Museum. Information: 851-0041,
of Art, One Art Festival Plaza, followed by din- 594-8424 or
ner at Azulejo’s at the Camino Real Hotel. Self-guided walking tours and guided tour of I’m excited to invite you to my new salon in the heart of the
A French language film is 6 p.m. Friday, June the 17 historical sites district also offered. Rio Grande Historical District. It’s on North Florence
25. Information/location: 585-1789.
For information on fall’s French classes for Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — at Arizona, 2 blocks north of Montana
children and adults, call Christine, 566-8042 or The copper-domed casino offers slot machines,
Maud, 833-8709. and video-machine versions of poker, keno and
other games. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Military Order of the World Wars — Sunday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
The El Paso Chapter the Military Order of the Friday and Saturday. Lounge is open, with live
World Wars will hold its monthly meeting at 11 entertainment and dancing, until 2 a.m. week-
a.m. Saturday, June 19, at the Centennial Club ends. Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. every-
at Biggs Field Air Force Base, to install 2010-11 day. General admission and parking are free.
officers and talk about the MOWW National Information: (575) 874-5200.
Convention in El Paso Aug. 2-7. Everyone is
invited. Information: 755-4038. Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305
Yaya Road, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta
Discover El Paso — The nonprofit group, Mission. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday
founded in 1973, is dedicated to promoting through Sunday. The center features a museum
things to do and see in and around El Paso. on the Tigua tribe, including its relationship to
The monthly luncheon is noon Tuesday, June the Tiwas of northern New Mexico. Admission
22, at UTEP’s Durham Center, and features a is free. Information: 859-7700 or
tour and program by the UTEP Athletic
Department. Reservations required. Cost: $20.
Information/reservations: 584-3126 or 584- Wyler Aerial Tramway — Texas’ only pub-
3858. licly accessible mountain tramway gives passen-
A field trip to the Downtown museums is gers a view of 7,000 square miles, two coun-
planned Tuesday, June 15. Tours are 10:15 a.m. tries and three states from Ranger Peak, eleva-
for the BeDazzled exhibit at El Paso Museum tion 5,632 feet. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for
of art and 1:30 p.m. for the DaVinci exhibit at children 12 years and under. Winter days and
El Paso Museum of History. Lunch planned in hours of operation are noon to 6 p.m.
between. Cost: $10 for BeDazzled, $9 for Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays, and noon to
DaVinci. Members can attend either or both 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and holidays. Summer
tours. Information: 833-2650 or 833-9108. hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday and
Thursday; noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Bridge leagues — Duplicate bridge events The tram is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
are hosted at Decker Bridge Center, Unit 159, Information: 566-6622.
2216 East Yandell. Admission: $5. Information: To get there: Take Alabama to McKinley and
544-6565 or Managers: turn toward the mountain.
Peggy Craig, 581-0371 or Steve Nordberg,
833-5915. La Viña Winery — 4201 S. NM Highway
28. Information: (575) 882-7632 or lavinawin-
International Coin Club — El Paso’s only The tasting room and patio are open
coin club meets at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first for sales and tasting of wines from 12 to 5 p.m.
Monday of the month at Travelodge-La Thursday through Tuesday (closed
Hacienda, 6400 Montana. Meetings include Wednesdays). Tasting fee is $5.
educational presentations and an auction of
materials submitted by members. Visitors Zin Valle Vineyards — 7315 Hwy 28 in
always welcome, and admission free for first- Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259). Free tast-
time visitors. Information: 533-6001 or 526- ings are noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday.
3180. Information: 877-4544 or

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Day camps recreational activities such as sports, arts and

crafts, field trips, dance classes and table games.
YWCA Summer Camps — YWCA El Each recreation center offers its own activities.
Paso Del Norte Region camps are Monday Camp sites include participating Parks and
through Friday through the summer months for Recreation facilities, school Cost is $40 per
girls and boys ages 5 to 12. Cost: $92 per week, per child ($80 two-week session).

week; $21 per day. Enrollment forms online at Scholarships available for families that meet Camp locations/information: HUD guidelines. Registration available at all city
• Mary Ann Dodson Camp, 4400 Boy Scout recreation centers. Information: Veronica
Lane, 584-4007. Myers, 544-0753.
• Shirley Leavell Branch, 10712 Sam Snead, New this year is a mentoring program for

for Kids
593-1289. ages 13-16. Cost: $20 per child per week.
• Myrna Deckert Branch, 9135 Stahala, 757- Morning camps (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.):
0306. • Acosta Sports Center, 4321 Delta, 534-0254
• Lower Valley Branch, 115 N. Davis, 859- • Carolina Recreation Center, 563 N. Carolina,
0276. 594-8934
Girl Scout Summer Adventures — Girl • Galatzan Recreation Center, 650 Wallenberg,
Scouts of the Desert Southwest offers summer Artwork by Paul Hoylen Jr. 581-5182
camps and trips for girls age in grade K-12 • Gary Del Palacio Recreation Center, 3001
4th annual El Paso Scene Summer Fun Guide Parkwood, 629-7312
including day and mini-camps as well as option-
al overnight resident camps and more. Early • Marty Robbins Recreation Center, 11600
• Loya Branch, 2044 Trawood. 591-3321. deadline of $20 is May 28. Vista Del Sol, 855-4147
registration required for most camps.
• Westside Branch, 7145 N. Mesa. 584-9622. • Sheep and Wool Camp — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Multipurpose Recreation Center, 9031
Information/registration: 566-9433, 1-800-895-
• Northeast Branch, 5509 Will Ruth. 755-5685. June 23-24, for ages 8-12.Cost: $50. Viscount, 598-1155
7390 or
• Snow Rec Center, 6400 Crawford (Santa • Living History Camp — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Veterans Recreation Center, 5301 Salem,
June activities include Soccer Camp (June 5),
Teresa). (575) 589-4496. June 29-July 1 for ages 9-14. Cost: $75. 821-8909
Girls Go Tech (June 9-10), Fishy Saturday
• Southwest Art Camp — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July • Westside Recreation Center, 7400 High
(June 12), Lego Robotic Camp (June 14-16), Farm & Ranch Summer Camps — The 6-8 for ages 8-12. Cost: $75; deposit deadline Ridge, 587-1623
Twilight: Examining Relationships (June 18-19) Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100
of $20 is June 30. • Roberts School, 341 Thorn, 587-1623
in Sunland Park, Roar & Snore (June 18-19). Dripping Springs (take University Avenue east
• Cowboy Life Camp — 9 a.m. to noon July • Rusk School, 3601 Copia, 587-2580
July activities include Archery (July 10) and a of Las Cruces), hosts its 2010 summer camps
13-14 for ages 6-10. Cost: $40. • Thomas Manor School, 7900 Jersey, 594-
Cave Crawl (July 24). and classes for kids and teens June 9-July 29.
• Farming and Gardening Camp — 9 a.m. to 1 8934
Advance registration required; participants
YMCA — El Paso YMCA summer programs p.m. July 20-21 for ages 6-11. Cost: $50 • Memorial Park Garden Center, 3105 Grant,
should bring a sack lunch daily. Information:
are June 7-Aug. 20 for ages 6-12. Camps run • Rural Cooking Camp — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 562-7071.
(575) 522-4100 or
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 27-29, for ages 9-13. Cost: $75; deadline for Afternoon camps (1 to 5 p.m.):
Registration: $25, plus $20 deposit for each deposit of $20 is July 16. • Armijo Recreation Center, 700 E. Seventh,
• Historic Games and Crafts Camp — 10 a.m.
week of camp. Information/costs: 584-9622, 544-5436
to 1 p.m. June 9-10, for ages 6-10. Cost: $40; Club Rec — The City of El Paso Parks and
ext. 21 or • Chihuahuita Recreation Center, 417 Charles,
deposit deadline of $10 is June 9. Recreation Department’s 2010 Summer Camp
Camps including swimming, arts and crafts, 533-6909
• Photography Camp — 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. runs Monday through Friday June 14-Aug. 6
field trips, environmental activities, family nights
June 15-17, for ages 11-15. Cost: $85; deposit for ages 6-12. Each two-week camp provides
and other special activities. Please see Page 30

June 2010 Summer Fun Guide Page 29

Summer Fun Guide Montessori Summer Camp — Mountain
Cont’d from Page 29 West Montessori, 403 Frontera, will host its
Summer Fun Camp weekdays June 21-Aug.
• Leona Ford Washington Center, 3400
13, for ages toddlers through 8. Camps offered
Missouri, 562-7071
full day, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or half day, 9 a.m.
• Nolan Richardson Recreation Center, 4435
to 12:30 p.m. Cost begins at $230 (half-day)
Maxwell, 755-7566
and $330 (full-day) for two weeks; before and
• Pavo Real Recreation Center, 9301 Alameda,
after school care available for additional charge.
Additional family processing fee required; regis-
• Rae Gilmore Recreation Center, 8501 Diana,
tration due first day of camp. Information: 584-
5728 or
• San Juan Recreation Center, 701 N.
Glenwood, 779-2799 History Summer Day Camp — El Paso
• Seville Recreation Center, 6700 Sambrano, Museum of History, 510 N. Santa Fe, will host
778-6722. its 2010 summer camps June 22-Aug. 6 for
ages 6 to 12. All camps are 9 a.m. to noon
Holocaust Museum summer camps — Tuesdays through Fridays. Cost per camp: $80
El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center,
($64 museum members). Registration on a first
715 N. Oregon, will host two summer camps
come, first serve basis, space limited to 15 stu-
for 2010. Each camp runs 9 a.m. to noon. Cost
dents per camp. Information: Sue Taylor, 351-
per session: $50 for first child enrolled; $40 for
3588 or
each additional child in the same family
• “Summer Fun ala Da Vinci” — June 22-25
(includes snacks and materials) Information:
for age 6-8 and June 29-July 2 for age 9-12.
351-0048 or
Learn to make paint using egg whites just like
• June 14-18 — “We’re Not So Different
DaVinci would have done. Learn other DaVinci
After All: Teaching Tolerance in a Multicultural
tricks like writing backwards, a how to write in
Community” for ages 8 to 12.
secret code, make water fins and more.
• June 28-July 1 — “Holocaust Diaries:
• “Blast to the Past Camp” — July 27-30 for
Connecting the Words of Teenagers from the
age 6-8. Learn about nature in the city, make a
Past to the Lives of Teenagers Today” for ages
tin-can banjo, ships out of soap, shadow pup-
12 to 14.
pets, and other fun things.
JCC Summer Program — The Jewish • “Night in a Real Museum Camp” — Aug. 3-
Community Center, will host its summer day- 6 for age 9-12. Learn to marbleize paper, work
care program for ages 18 months through with leather, create a time capsule and become
Kindergarten June 14-Aug. 13, 405 a historical character.
Wallenberg. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m.
Camp Lydia Mann — The El Paso Diabetes
Monday through Thursday and 5:30 a.m. to 5
Association, 1220 Montana, will host the chil-
p.m. Friday. Morning classes 9 a.m. to noon
dren’s day camp 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 28-July
also offered. Fulltime cost: $520 ($580 infants)
2. The camp benefits children with diabetes
for 5 days a week; $90 per week for mornings.
ages 5 to 12 from the El Paso/Juarez area and
Three-days a week, weekly and bi-monthly
offers activities like ice-skating, swimming,
rates also offered. One-time registration fee is
painting, and more. They also get a better
$20. Information: 584-4437 or
understanding of diabetes through educational
(click on “Jewish Education”).
sessions, and get to meet and interact with
Karate Day Kamps — El Paso Karate other youth with diabetes. Registration: $100;
Academy, 10710 Gateway North, Suite B4, some scholarships available. Information/regis-
hosts 5-day summer day camps 8 a.m. to noon tration: 532-6280 or
Mondays through Fridays, June 14-July 30,
Trinity-First summer camps — Trinity-
including multilevel karate, arts and crafts and
First United Methodist Church, 801 N. Mesa
other activities. Beginners welcome. No camps
(at Yandell), host camps for children who have
June 28-July 9. Cost: $99 per week; $50 dis-
completed grades 1 through 4. Camps run 8:30
count for youth registering all five weeks.
a.m. to noon Monday through Friday June 28-
Information: 822-8818 or
July 23. Camps also feature arts and crafts,
Kids-n-Critters Summer Camp — The movies, gym time and more. Cost: $15 per
Humane Society of El Paso, 4991 Fred Wilson, camp. After-camp care available noon to 5:30
will host the week-long summer camps 9 a.m. p.m. for $3 an hour. Early registration encour-
to 1 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, June 14- aged. Information/registration: 533-2674 or
July 30. Activities include interaction with vari-
ous types of animals, and other hands-on learn- • June 28-July 2 — Cooking Camp
ing experiences. Space is limited; applications • July 5-9 — Sports Camp (grades 1-9)
on a first come, first serve basis. Cost: $75. • July 12-16 — Performing Arts Camp
Camps for ages 7 to 9 are June 14-28 and • July 19-23 — Desert Camp.
July 12-16.
Latinitas 2010 summer camps —
Ages 10 to 12: June 21-25 and July 19-23.
Latinitas Magazine hosts the following summer
Ages 13 to 15: June 28-July 2 and July 26-30.
camps at Latinitas Headquarters’ Gecko Room,
Dreams Summer Camp — LAT Studio 1359 Lomaland. Both week-long camps run 9
works in collaboration with El Paso Parks and a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cost
Recreation to offer a summer camp for boys per camp: $75. Space is limited; registration
and girl age 4-18, June 21-26, at the required. Information/RSVP: 239-5051 or
Multipurpose Center, 9031 Viscount.
Registration: $97 per person. Registration in • Latinitas Summer Camp — Girls in grades 4-
person at LAT Studio, 11500 Pellicano or online 8 produce original multimedia arts projects July
at Information: 590-7000 or 5-9. Girls will master techniques in photogra- phy, writing, design, radio production and film-
The camp includes various workshops consist- making.
ing of Dance, Modeling and Acting. After sever- • Teen Media Academy — The summer camp
al days of fun and learning, Dream Campers for aspiring high-school aged female media
will perform in a showcase that will include makers (grades 9-12) July 19-23. Participants
runway modeling and dance choreographies imagine themselves as future newspaper
plus a feature presentation of video edited
scenes. Please see Page 31
Page 30 Summer Fun Guide June 2010
Registration, Bldg 1743 Victory Road (next to
Summer Fun Guide Bliss Inn). Some scholarships available.
Arts and Crafts for Kids – Shanaya Fastje, El Paso Museum of Art Summer
10-year-old national author of three books, will Camps — Summer camp classes for all ages
Cont’d from Page 30 Registration fee: $30 per camper (includes offer arts and craft classes from 2 to 3 p.m. for run in June and July at the downtown El Paso
lodging, meals, activities and transportation) kids age 7 and younger and 3 to 4 for kids age museum. Most camps run Tuesday through
reporters, web editors, news anchors, radio
(some scholarships available). Deadline is June 8 and older every other Saturday at The Book Friday. Cost per camp: $70 ($56 museum
DJs or photojournalists. Professional media pro-
14. Information: 568-9306 or 569-7732. Rack, 10780 Pebble Hills. Open to all El Paso members), unless otherwise listed.
ducers will train girls on how to use their expe-
Registration packet available online at kids. Classes are free, but donations accepted Information/registration: 532-1707, ext. 27, or
riences and digital technology to create their to cover cost of supplies. Reservations Limited number of $100
own media such as magazines, blogs, podcasts,
Teens with a parent currently deployed, required, as space is limited. Call for dates. scholarships for El Paso area youth and adults
short films and photo essays.
returned from deployment within the last six Information/reservations: 588-1672 or 307- to cover tuition and supplies. Information:
Peace Village — The 5th annual interfaith months or scheduled to deploy within the next 5411. Web:
summer program in Las Cruces is 8:30 a.m. to six months are eligible to apply. For age 13 and older:
4 p.m. July 12-16 for youth entering grades 6
Comics and Graphic Novel classes — • Beads for Beginners — 9:30 a.m. to noon
Summer Fun Camp at the Alpaca Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main
to 10 at Temple Beth El, 3980 Sonoma Spring; June 8-11.
Ranch — La Buena Vida Alpacas, will host (Downtown Mall), will host two new classes
and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 19-23 for youth • Clay Creations: Jewelry Boxes — 12:30 to
one-week camps for boys and girls June during the summer. Information/cost: (575)
entering grades 1-5, at Peace Lutheran Church, 3:30 p.m. June 8-18. Cost: $160 ($128 mem-
through August, featuring educational talks on 541-2137. On-line registration at museums.las-
1701 Missouri. Campers will develop educa- bers).
alpacas, ranch tours and activities, fiber pro-
tional and fun strategies for non-violent conflict • Clay Works — 9:30 a.m. to noon July 6-16.
cessing activities, learning fiber arts and crafts, • “Comic Book Art & Story “ — Four-day
resolution, become aware of how media can Cost: $160 ($128 members).
and fun ranch games. Hours and cost to be classes are 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday through
influence behavior, examine social justice in the • Manga — 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. July 6-9.
determined. Information: (575) 589-4323 or Friday, June 1-4, June 15-18, June 22-25 or
context of asking how to live simply, and prac- For ages 9-12: July 20-23 for ages 8-12.
tice cooperation through games and other cre- • Clay Hand-building — 9:30 a.m. to noon
Art/crafts • “Drawing: The Graphic Novel” — 6 to 9
ative activities. Cost: $60. Some scholarships June 8-18. Cost: $160 ($128 members).
p.m. Tuesday, June 8-July 23, for both begin-
available. Information: (575) 522-7119, ext. 16, • Drawing 101 — 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. June 8-11.
El Paso Art Association Summer ning and advanced adult students. Includes basic
(575) 522-0603 or • Beads for Beginners — 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Classes — El Paso Art Association is planning instruction on composing panels, creating back-
June 15-18.
Freedom Camp 2010 — Team Bliss’s camp various summer classes for youth in June and grounds and drawing figures in believable poses
• Manga — 9:30 a.m. to noon July 6-9.
aimed at ages 11-16 is Aug. 12-15 at Lone July 2010 at the Art Junction, 500 W. Paisano. and proportions.
• Monoprints — 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. July 6-9.
Tree Ranch in Lincoln National Forest, in Schedule/information: 534-7377 or elpasoartas-
Capitan, N.M. The four-day camp includes Chamizal “Artsy Crafty’ Summer Fun For ages 6 to 8:
— Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San • Drawing and Painting Animals in Art — 9:30
recreational, social, educational, and therapeu-
Adair Studio Summer Art Camp — Marcial, will host a free arts and crafts program a.m. to noon, June 8-11.
tic activities to help teens understand and bet-
Adair Studio and Gallery, 5750 N. Mesa, is tak- for ages 5-11 and their chaperones on selected • Reclaimed Object Paintings — 12:30 to 3:30
ter cope with the effects of war, deployments,
ing enrollment for its summer art classes and days during the summer months. Each month is p.m. June 8-11.
and reunification.
workshops for beginning to advanced students. based on a different craft from Mexico. • Natural Object Sculpture — 12:30 to 3:30
Guest speakers include soldiers recently
Professional Artist Clarissa Adair will be teach- Admission is free. Information: 532-7273 or p.m. June 15-18.
returned from deployment. On-site medical
ing a variety of mediums and topics. An art • ReMixed Media SMR1 — 9:30 a.m. to noon
personnel as well as Military Family Life
show for the students will take place in the June’s focus is “Huichol Yarn” and activities June 15-18.
Consultants will be available to facilitate discus-
gallery at the end of the summer season, open begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 3, 11 a.m. • Remixed Media SMR2 — 9:30 a.m. to noon
sions and help the participants work thorough
to friends, family and the public. Thursday, June 10, 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 18, July 6-9.
deployment related concerns.
Information/class schedule: 471-2271 or 587- 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 23 and 1 p.m.
Application packets available at CYSS Central
8646. Tuesday, June 29.
Please see Page 32

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• “Cyantype Group Poster-Making Pictures
Summer Fun Guide from Sunlight” Wednesday, June 30
Pan American Dance Institute — The 25, for grades K-5, at Westside Branch. Tuition.
NMSU Dance Program and DACC will host
Cont’d from Page 31 • “Making Miniature Folkloric Characters with dance and fitness classes for children, teens and • Violin Group Classes — 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30
Clay” Wednesdays, July 7 and 14 and July 10- adults during the summer months at the NMSU a.m. Monday through Friday, July 19-30, for
Traditional Craft Workshops — Branigan 17. Activity Center (2nd floor), corner of Stewart ages 4-14, at Westside Branch. Tuition: $150.
Building, 501 N. Main, (Downtown Mall) Las High school workshops are 10:30 a.m. to 3 • Jazz School Camp — 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
and Locust in Las Cruces. Information/registra-
Cruces, will host its Traditional Crafts of New p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. Projects: Monday through Friday, June 14-25, for junior
tion: (575) 527-7527.
Mexico series June 8-July 2 featuring mini- • June 15-18 — “Digital Design” and senior high youth, on the main campus.
workshops on crafts found historically in the • June 22-25 — “Printmaking” ‘InDEPth’ Visions Dance Career Camp Tuition: $280.
Las Cruces region. The workshops run 10 a.m. • June 29-July 2 — “Curatorial Practices.” — Desert Eagle Productions, hosts its week- • Choir School Camp — 8:30 a.m. to 12:30
to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classes are long camp 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through p.m. Monday through Friday, July 19-30, for
geared toward parents and their children age 8 Creative Kids’ summer classes — Friday, June 14-18, at its Dance Studio junior and senior high youth, on the main cam-
and older to participate together. Class size is Creative Kids will offer a variety of summer art Complex, 11220 Rojas, Ste. B6. The dance pus. Tuition: $280.
limited. Registration deadline one week in classes at the Olo Gallery, 504 San Francisco camp provides experience, industry guest • Piano for Total Beginners — 8:30 to 10:30
advance of each workshop. Cost: $10 per Street in Union Plaza. Pre-registration required, speakers, information on performing arts col- a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 14-18
workshop per person. Information: (575) 541- space is limited. Information: 533-9575 or cre- leges, building portfolios, audition process, and and June 21-25 on the Westside. Tuition: $125.
2154 or agencies. Includes lunch and extensive after- • Music Reading for Total Beginners — 1:30 to
• June 8 and 10 — Straw Appliqué noon dance workshops. Portion of proceeds 3:30 p.m. June 14-18 and June 21-25 on the
• June 15 and 17 — Flint Knapping Dance dedicated to local non-profits. Cost: $125. Westside. Tuition: $125.
• June 22 and 24 — Finger Weaving Information: 345-3224 or deserteagleproduc- • Music History Overview: 17th to 20th
Ballet Performing Arts Center camps
• July 6 and 8 — Birdhouse Gourds Century — 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. June 14-18 and
— The Ballet Performing Arts Center, 910 E.
• July 13 and 15 — Crazy Quilt Squares June 21-25 on the Westside. Tuition: $125.
• July 20 and 20 — Coiled Fiber Bowls.
Redd Road, Suite H, is taking registration for its Ballet Summer Intensive Workshop —
2010 summer dance camps and classes. Call for El Paso Conservatory of Dance, 4400 N. Mesa, • Guitar Group Classes — 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Rubin Center Summer Programs — schedule/cost. Information: 585-6362 or bal- offers a summer dance workshop for ages 8 to July 19-23 and July 26-30 on the Westside.
UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for adult Monday through Friday, June 7-19, led by Tuition: $125.
the Visual Arts hosts free summer programs for • Summer Ballet Classes — Olga Balbocean distinguished guest instructors. Separate pro- La Guitarra Summer Camps — La
children, families and youth in a diverse range formerly of The Moscow Ballet and The Ballet grams for Advanced, Intermediate, and Pre- Guitarra Studio, 6503 N. Mesa, hosts summer
of media including collage, screen-painting, digi- Russe in London will conduct a ballet program Intermediate dancers include classes in ballet music classes in guitar, bass, piano, voice and
tal design and polymer clay. Workshops are throughout the summer. technique, pointe, variations, pas de deux and violin. Information: 842-8808 or marioslaguitar-
based on the center’s current exhibits including • Magic Fairy Camp — The popular camp for character dance. Community professionals will
“Up Against the Wall: Posters of Social Unrest” young girls is noon Thursdays and Saturdays in provide instruction in ballet history, nutrition
and “SunKoo Yuh: Seasons.” Space is limited; June and July. Each day has a different theme for dancers, developing a portfolio, and other Young El Paso Singers Summer Vocal
registration required. Information: 747-6164 or including Snow White, Sleeping Beauty. Learn topics, using films and lectures. Cost: $250 one Camp — The vocal and choral arts camp for ballet and enjoy snacks, tea parties, arts and week ($400 two weeks) per student; $375 one ages 8-20 is July 19-25 at Western Hills United
“Picture Your Story: Using Art to Speak Your crafts. A performance is held the last day for week ($600 two weeks) per family. Half-day Methodist Church, 524 Thunderbird. Hours are
Mind,” workshops are 1 to 3 p.m. on selected parents, and dancers take home a tutu and a attendance one week: $150 per student, $225 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, with a
Wednesdays and Saturdays for ages 5-12 and magic wand. per family. Per-class rate: $15. Information/reg- dress rehearsal Saturday and “Rockin’ El Paso”
their parents, grandparents and others. Pre-Ballet I Camp is noon to 2 p.m. for ages istration: Marta Katz, 252-5601. concert at 2 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $150.
Projects: 3-4,Saturdays, June 5-26, and Pre-Ballet II for Advanced/Intermediate Program is 9 a.m. to 4 Information: 581-4503.
• “Poster Collaging” Wednesdays, June 16 and ages 5-6 is noon to 2 p.m. Thursdays, June 10- p.m. and Pre-Intermediate program is 9 a.m. to Along with team building activities, camp will
23 and Saturdays, June 19 and 26 July 1. 3 p.m. Workshop ends with a Student focus on learning 4-part music depicting the
Presentation Saturday, June 19. history of rock-n-roll. Additional instruction will
be in music theory, performance, and vocal
Music pedagogy. Directed by Dr. Cindy Jay, with
Ruben Gutierrez, pianist.
Summer Music School — El Paso
Conservatory of Music, 801 N. Mesa (in Trinity EPYSO Summer Session — El Paso
First United Methodist Church), hosts summer Symphony Youth Orchestras hosts a summer
programs for all ages. A Westside campus at session for young musicians 1 to 5 p.m. Monday
785 Southwestern Drive is now open. Private through Friday, July 26-31, at Jefferson High
lessons in voice and all instruments also offered School Fine Arts Building, 4700 Alameda.
for ages 4 through adult at both branches. Early Instruction includes sectionals, full orchestra,
bird discounts offered. Information: 833-0263 and master, technique and other activities with
or guest artists. Tuition: $75 by June 4; $100 after;
• “Music if Fun” 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 deadline is July 2. Information: 525-8978 or
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 14-18 and June 21-
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purchased from Barnes & Noble, but forms than 200 million years ago when dinosaurs supplies and take-home experiments, as well as
Summer Fun Guide must be completed to earn free book; limit one roamed our earth. Step on the rocky path that lunch for full day campers). Information/regis-
Cont’d from Page 32 per participating child. dinosaurs once roamed, become a paleontolo- tration: 832-0118 or
Free reading club forms may be picked up at gist and uncover dinosaur tracks. · June 21-July 2 — Ciudad Nueva, downtown
Barnes & Noble during the summer months: • June 28-July 2 — “Chemistry in the House.” across from St Clement’s Church on 528
The session concludes with and evening con-
• West Side: 705 Sunland Park. Information: Learn about the basics of the chemistry Yandell.
cert Friday; time to be announced.
581-5353. through hands on experiments using common · June 28-July 23 — Mt. Franklin Baptist
• East Side: 9521 Viscount. Information: 590- household materials. Church, 201 E. Sunset.
Nature 1932. • July 12-16 — ”Cirque de Insights.” Learn · June 28-July 9 — Life Center, 1335 Henry
• Las Cruces: 700 S. Telshor in Mesilla Valley about coordination, balance and techniques Brennan.
Summer Nature Camp 2010 — Las Mall. Information: (575) 522-4499. used by professional athletes such as gymnasts, · July 12-30 — EPCC Trans Mountain Campus
Cruces Museum of Natural History’s summer Forms available in both English and Spanish basketball players, baseball/softball players and (Must register Directly thru EPCC).
Nature Camp for grades 1-8 is June 7-25 at on-line at figure skaters. · July 19-30 — Mesilla Valley Christian Schools,
the museum, Mesilla Valley Mall. Campers get • July 19-23 — ”To Infinity and Beyond.” 3850 Stern in Las Cruces.
an opportunity to experience nature first-hand Children’s Storytime — Chamizal National Learn how astronomers search the farthest
through supervised hikes, nature games and Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, will host free sto-
reaches of space, and see what they’re seeing.
Summer Archaeology Day Camp — El
crafts. Registration deadline is one week before rytimes at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of each Paso Museum of Archaeology, 4301
• July 26-30 — ”C.S.I.: Insights.” Learn to
each session. Information: (575) 522-3120. month. The 45-minute story session is followed Transmountain Road in Northeast El Paso (west
solve a mystery in the style of crime scene
Web: by a 30-minute activity period. The June 17 of U.S. 54), hosts its 2010 youth summer
• June 1-5 — Grades 6-8. Fee: $175. program is on Bicycle Helmet Safety Month and camps for grades 1-7 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays
• June 14-18 — Grades 3-5. Fee: $150. National Trails Day. Reservations recommend- Engineering Camp — UTEP College of through Fridays, June 22-Aug. 13. Hands-on
• June 21-25 — Grades 1-2. Fee: $125. ed: Dora Martinez, 532-7273, ext. 128. Engineering will host its week-long Excellence teach about the science of archaeology, its
in Technology, Engineering, and Science tools, and the prehistory of the Americas. A
Summer Zoo Camp 2010 — Campers Children’s Writing Workshop — El Paso (ExciTES) Summer Institute, for students in field trip to Hueco Tanks State Historic Site is
age 6 to 10, will learn about the “Lions and Writers’ League will host a three-week summer
grades 6 through 10 at UTEP. General session is held Friday. Cost: $70 ($55 museum members).
Meerkats” at this year’s summer camps at the writing camp for “junior jotters” (entering
June 28-July 2, and Transpiration session is Space is limited, registration taken on a first
El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano. The week-long grades 4-7) 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and
June 21-25 and July 12-15. Remainder of ses- come, first serve basis. Information/registration:
camps are 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursdays, July 7-22, at the Dorris Van Doren
sions are sold out. Participants will meet faculty, 755-4332 or
Friday June 7-Aug. 9. Camps feature live edu- Library, 551 E. Redd. This year’s theme is “A
staff, and undergraduate and graduate students Camps for grades 1-3 are June 22-25 and
cation animals, behind-the-scenes tours, crafts, Writer’s Journey: From Fact to Fiction and
in the College of Engineering, as well as engage July 27-30. Camps for grades 4-7 are July 13-
games and more. No camp June 30-July 3. Beyond”
in hands-on activities and learn about the many 16 and Aug. 10-13.
Cost: $85 per week (includes t-shirt and The camp enhances writing skills in a different
fields of Technology, Engineering and Science.
snacks); $75 for zoo members. Advance reser- discipline each week including Poetry, Narrative
Space is limited. Selection done by lottery.
Space Academy in Mesilla — New
vations needed. Information: 532-8156 or elpa- and Essay. Students may attend any or all ses- Mexico Space Academy will host two weeklong
Cost: $175. Information: 747-5460 or engineer- sions. Cost: $75. Early registration encouraged, “Journey to the Planets” science camps at
as space is limited. Information: 584-8584. Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de
Living Desert Zoo Camp — Living Desert Mad Science Summer Camps — Mad Santiago, in Mesilla June 28-July 2 and July 19-
Zoo Gardens State Park in Carlsbad, N.M. will Science Science’s 5th annual week-long summer science 23, for youth entering grades K through 6.
host its 2009 Summer camp, “Invertebrates of camps for ages 6-12 are June 21-July 30, at Cadets learn about the sun and the solar sys-
the Chihuahuan Desert” 8:15 a.m. to noon Lynx Summer Camps — Lynx Exhibits, various locations. Camps are 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. tem including comets, asteroids and the new
Monday through Friday, July 19-23 for ages 7-9 300 W San Antonio host its 2010 week-long
or noon to 3 p.m. Cost: $135-$155/week for moons of Pluto, as well as engage in hands on
and July 26-30 for ages 10-12. Camp features summer camps with hands-on activities, games,
half day; $235-$255 for full day camps (includes
music, crafts, special activities, guest speakers take-home craft projects and more are June 7- Please see Page 34
and more. Pre-registration required. Cost: $40 Aug. 13. Each camp, geared to ages 6-12, runs
($30 Friends of Zoo’s children). Information: Monday through Friday. Morning (9 a.m. to
(575) 887-5516. noon) and afternoon (1 to 4 p.m.) sessions
To get there: Take U.S. 285 north of Carlsbad; available. Admission: $100 per camp. Multiple
follow signs to the park. child discounts available. Information: 533-4330
or Register online at
• “King Tut Camp” (ancient Egypt mummies,
Summer Reading Club — The El Paso pyramids, hieroglyphs. Mornings June 7-11 and
Public Library’s free Summer Reading Club for afternoons July 19-23.
children completing grades 5 through age 12 • “Rainbow Room,” (colorful, light-filled arts
runs June 5-July 17 at all public library facili- and crafts). Afternoons June 7-11, July 5-9 and
ties. The theme for this year is “Catch the Aug. 9-13 and mornings June 21-25, July 19-
Reading Express.” Youth 13 years and older (or 23 and Aug. 2-6.
younger if entering 7th grade) may participate • “Going Buggy” (insects). Mornings June 14-
in the Teen Summer Reading Club. Registration 18 and Aug. 9-13, and afternoons July 12-16.
forms available at any public library, and kids • “Under The Sea” (ocean themes).
can register anytime through early July. Afternoons June 14-18 and Aug. 2-6, and
Completed logs must be turned in by July 17. mornings July 12-16.
Information: Laurel Indalecio, 543-5470 or • ”Oh Yuck!” (stinky and slimy bodily functions “Kids Zone”. and other yucky stuff). Afternoons June 21-25.
Participating youth are encouraged to read at
least eight books or eight hours depending on
Insights Summer Discovery Camps —
their reading level. At the end of the summer,
Registration is underway for the 2010 summer
each child who meets or exceeds these goals
camps to run Tuesday through Friday June 15-
will receive a certificate of completion. Some
July 30, at Insights Science Museum, 505 N.
branches offer other reading incentives such as
Santa Fe. The camps offer variety of topics for
prizes, goodie bags and toys for those complet-
youth age 6 to 12, with several hands-on activi-
ing the program.
ties. Sessions are 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Class size is limited to 15; materials provided.
Program — Kids can earn a free book in the Some camps require hiking or other physical
Summer reading program through Sept. 7, at activity. Cost: $75 per session ($68 members).
area Barnes & Nobles. This year’s program fea- Information/registration: 534-0000 or insightsel-
tures author Rick Riordan’s mysteries, “The 39
Clues.” Kids entering grades 1-6 can pick up a • June 15-18 — “LEGOMania.” Build a city or
reading form to log their progress. Those who space station with houses, skyscrapers, pyra-
read eight books during the summer months mids, bridges, tunnels, towers and more.
can receive a free book from a pre-selected Explore the many possibilities of Legos building
list, and be entered in a drawing for an auto- systems while learning basic architecture tech-
graphed copy of one of Riordan’s books. Books niques and scientific principles.
read during the summer do not need to be • June 22-25 — “Paleo-Lab.” Go back more

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• All Ages Golf Classes — 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $250 one week; $375 two weeks, $500
Summer Fun Guide Thursdays, June 3-17, for juniors and adults. all three weeks. Information: 479-PUCK (7825)
to 18), 1 to 5 p.m. July 12-15, at Memorial
Gym. Cost: $95 ($110 first day of camp).
Cont’d from Page 33 Deadline is June 2. or
Instructors include Rhinos Head Coach Cory
AYSO United Kingdom Soccer Camp
experiments and projects new to this year’s EPCC Courses: — AYWO 368 hosts a UK soccer camp for
Herman, with goalie coach David Herman and
program. Early registration recommended, Registration at 831-2089 or ages 4 to 18 9 a.m. to noon June 19-23 in
coaches Tom Herman and Grady Little.
space is limited. Day camps are 9 a.m. to 4 • Junior Golf Classes — 10:30 a.m. to noon Northeast El Paso (location to be determined).
Participants should have their own skates and
p.m. Call for cost. Registration/information: Saturdays, June 5-26, for ages 7-17. Deadline Youth learn skills from world class coaches
equipment; loaner equipment available upon
(575) 437-2840, ext. 41132 or nmspacemuse- is June 4. Cost: $59. from across the UK and Europe. Professional
request. Players can purchase a public skating • Adult Golf Classes — 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays coaches will evaluate and train the kids.
week pass for $25.
June 1-22, for all skill levels. Deadline is June 1. Registration: $99. Information: 1-888-857-6222
Camp Invention — The science and cre- Cost: $89. UTEP Sports Camps — UTEP offers the or Online registration at aysosoc-
ativity camp for children entering grades one
following summer sports camps for 2010. All
through six is 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 19-23, at Gymnastic Elite camps — Gymnastic Elite, camp prices subject to increase after pre-regis-
El Paso Jewish Community Center, 405 will host several summer camps for youth in
tration dates, call for information.
Aqua Posse Summer Program — El
Wallenberg. Cost: $230 per week. Early regis- June and July at both its East (12115 Rojas) and Paso Aqua Posse’s swimming program runs
Information/registration: 747-5142 or
tration recommended as space is limited. West (6910 N. Mesa) locations. Times and through early August at Ascarate Pool, 4451
Information/registration: 584-4437, ext. 26, 1- dates same for both locations. Information: Delta. The professionally coached swimming
Cheer camp (squads of 3 or more ages 5 and
800-968-4332 or 581-3476 (West), 590-9056 (East) or elpa- program helps swimmers develop self-discipline
older), 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through
Created in 1990 by the National Inventors and grow as an individual. This is not a “learn to
Friday, June 29-July 2, at Memorial Gym. Cost:
Hall of Fame Foundation, the program empha- swim” program. Information: 592-1820 or
sizes eco-friendly activities and hands-on fun to
‘Mini Miner’ Tennis Camp — UTEP $80 by June 22; $95 after.
Tennis Club hosts its first summer camp for
enhance children’s teamwork, problem-solving, Volleyball: The Aqua Posse is starting a new city summer
youth 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and
and inventive-thinking skills. Children create • Volleyball Developmental Camp (ages 8-14), league team at the Socorro Athletic Complex
Wednesdays, June 7-Aug. 4, at Burges High
games and transform ordinary household items 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 15-17 and July 5-7 at pool.
School, 7800 Edgemere (back of school). The
into fantasy inventions. Five thematic modules Memorial Gym. Cost: $150 early; $165.
UTEP Club Tennis team is the newest addition
focused on science literacy, math, history, and Discounts for multiple registrants.
the arts are featured each day. Directed and
to the United States Tennis Association Tennis
• Volleyball Advanced (ages 15-18) is and July
on Campus program.
taught by local educators. 8-11 at Memorial Gym. Sessions are 9 a.m. to UTEP Summer Theatre and Dance
Cost: $6 per day; $10 per week. Information:
8 p.m. Cost: $175 by July 1; $190 after. camps — The UTEP Department of Theatre,
Casey Acosta, 630-3255 or cmacosta@min-
Sports Softball:
Dance and Film will host its 2010 summer
camps June 7-25. Registration begins March
Community golf classes — PGA profes- • Pitching and Catching Camp, 9 a.m. to noon
Summer Hockey Camp — El Paso Rhinos for ages 6-12; 1 to 4 p.m. for ages 13-18,
30. Information: 747-6213.
sional Mike Smith offers several spring golf
Hockey Club will host its 2010 summer camps Scholarship and documents available on line at
classes for 2010 at Ascarate Golf Course, 6900 Thursday and Friday, June 17-18, at Helen of
Monday through Friday, June 7-25, for begin-
Delta. Information: 329-0384. Troy Softball Complex. Cost: $95 by June 10;
ning (age 10 and younger) and intermediate Summer Dance Camps are 9 a.m. to noon for
$105 after.
UTEP Courses: (age 10 and older) players. Participants must ages 13-18, and 1 to 4 p.m. for ages 7-12. The
• All Skills Camp, 9 a.m. to noon for ages 6-12;
Cost: $75 for three classes. Registration at arrive by 9 a.m. each day. Each five-day camp camps focus on dance and the rehearsal
1 to 4 p.m. for ages 13-18, Saturday and
747-5142. focuses on skills and player development such process, and focuses on Ballet and Character
Sunday, June 19-20, at Helen of Troy Softball
• Junior Golf Classes — 9 to 10:30 a.m. as scoring, stick handling, power skating, team Monday, Contemporary and Improv Tuesday,
Complex. Cost: $95 by June 12; $105 after.
Saturdays June 5-12, for ages 7-17. Deadline is play and more on both ice and dry land. Early Ballet and Jazz Wednesday, Contemporary and
June 4. registration encouraged, as space is limited. Basketball: Choreography Thursday, and Jazz and Dance
All basketball camps in Don Haskins Center. History Friday. Camps ends with a live per-
• Mini Miners’ Basketball Camp (boys and girls formance for family and friends. Cost to be

El Paso Scene grades K to 6), 10 a.m. to noon Monday

through Wednesday, June 21-23. Cost: $70
through June 14; $85 after.
UTEP Summer Theatre and Dance
camps — The UTEP Department of Theatre,
• UTEP Women’s Basketball Teen Camp

USER’S GUIDE (grades 7-12), 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through

Wednesday, June 21-23. Cost: $70 through
June 14; $85 after
Dance and Film will host its 2010 summer
camps June 7-25. Registration begins March
30. Information: 747-6213.
Publication Schedule An additional camp geared toward grade 7-12
Scholarship and documents available at the-
Advertising information
& Monthly Deadlines girls is July 6-8.
• Summer Acting Camp is 9 a.m. to noon for
A full media kit on El Paso Scene advertising • 2010 Summer Basketball School sessions for
El Paso Scene comes out on the Wednesday rates, sizes and specifications is at ages 7 to 12, and 1 to 4 p.m. for ages 13-18,
ages 7 to 18 are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday
following the fourth Monday of the month. Mondays through Fridays, focusing on the act-
The deadline for news announcements is the through Thursday, June 14-17, June 28-July 1
You may also request a media kit by calling ing and rehearsal process. Technical Theatre
third Monday of the month. The deadline is and Aug. 2-5. Cost: $225 (four-day session).
publisher Randy Limbird at 542-1422, or call Camp is 9 a.m. to noon for ages 13-18, focus-
June 21 for the July 2010 issue, which will be advertising director, Albert Martinez, at 920- Sessions for age 5 to 18 are 9 a.m. to noon
ing on the technical aspects of the theatre. All
distributed beginning June 30. The deadline 7244. Monday through Thursday, July 12-15 and July
theatre camps end with a live performance for
for camera-ready advertising is June 23. For 26-29. Cost: $125 (four-day session).
family and friends. Tuition: $200 per camp.
ads that require design work, please submit • 2010 Summer Basketball High School Team
requests by June 16. Subscriptions Camp (boys entering grades 9-12), Saturday
Information: Adriana Dominguez, 747-6213 or
Mail subscriptions to El Paso Scene are $10 a
and Sunday, June 26-27. Call for times. Team
year, $18 for two years and $25 for three • Summer Dance Camps are 9 a.m. to noon
Submitting News years. A subscription form is provided on this
fee: $400.
for ages 13-18, and 1 to 4 p.m. for ages 7-12.
El Paso Scene accepts news items by mail page. Subscriptions are sent via 3rd class Miners Soccer Academy: The camps focus on dance and the rehearsal
(P.O. Box 13615, El Paso TX 79913), email mail. Copies sent outside El Paso and Doña • Soccer and Swim Camp is 6 to 9 p.m. July process, and focuses on Ballet and Character
( and fax (542-4292). Ana counties may be delayed. 13-17 at Multi-Purpose Field and Swimming Monday, Contemporary and Improv Tuesday,
There is no charge for news announcements. and Fitness Pool. Cost: $100 ($115 first day of Ballet and Jazz Wednesday, Contemporary and
All items will be edited for brevity and style.
News items should include an event name,
El Paso Scene Online camp). Choreography Thursday, and Jazz and Dance
The entire content of each issue is posted on • Morning Camp for ages boys and girls age History Friday. Camps ends with a live per-
description, time, date, place, sponsoring
organization, information phone number and our website, The website 5-14 is 8:30 a.m. to noon June 7-11, July 13-17 formance for family and friends. Cost to be
admission prices, if any. Please include a con- contains a digest of events listed by week and at University Soccer Field. Cost: $95 ($110 first announced.
tact name and phone number. A “fill in the annual calendar listings for each month’s day of camp).
scheduled events. The website also provides a • Advanced Camp for ages boys and girls age
Kids-N-Co. Summer Camps —
blanks” online press release form is at
Registration is underway for the 2010 Kids-N- press release form and a media kit on El Paso 7-18 is 6 to 9 p.m. June 7-11 at University
Scene advertising. Co. theater summer camps at Kids-N-Co.
Soccer Field. Cost: $95.
Education and Performance Center, 1301
Circulation & distribution El Paso Scene Weekly • Full Day camp (boys and girls age 5 to 18),
Texas. Space is limited. limited. Enrollment is on
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 12-15, at Sun Bowl
El Paso Scene publishes at least 40,000 a first come, first served basis. Information:
A weekly digest of El Paso Scene events is Stadium. Cost: $175 ($190 first day of camp).
copies each month, distributed throughout El 351-1455 (afternoons) or
available for free by email, and is also posted • Half Day camps (boys and girls age 5 to 18),
Paso and also Las Cruces, including area Kinder Camp two-week sessions for ages 5-7
on our website. To request our free weekly 8:30 a.m. to noon July 12-15, at Sun Bowl
Village Inns, Walgreens, Sam’s Clubs, EP are 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday,
Fitness, Sun Harvest, Furr’s and many more
email newsletter, go to Stadium. Cost: $95 ($110 first day of camp). • Half Day Indoor camp (boys and girls ages 5
locations. Please see Page 35
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setting for an hour then in the kid-sized “Safety for youth selected to attend the camp. during the summer. Programs include 8-Week
Summer Fun Guide Town Village” for the second hour. Graduation Registration deadline is often well in advance of Half and Full Day camps for grades 1-8;
Cont’d from Page 34 ceremony held at 11 a.m. each Friday of pro- camp dates. Applications accepted online only International Language Summer Program for
gram. at grades 2-5; Pre-Teen Evolution Summer
June 14-25, June 28-July 9, July 19-30 and
Program for grades 7-9 and Teen College
Aug. 2-13. Students will learn to focus their UTEP P3 for Kids — UTEP’s Professional
Sacramento Summer Camps — and Public Programs (formerly PACE) offers
Camps for grades 9-12. Information: 747-5142
natural ability to “make believe” through cre-
Sacramento Methodist Assembly, 30 miles or for full schedule.
ative theater games. Each session is self-con- several classes and camps geared toward youth
southeast of Cloudcroft, N.M., will host its
tained and ends with a different short play for
annual summer camps for children and teens
parents and friends. Cost: $125 per session.
during the summer months. Information: 1-
Production Camp offers two four-week ses-
800-667-3414. Registration forms available
sions for ages 8-15 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
online at
Monday through Friday (plus final weekend
• The Great Adventure — June 10-13. Cost:
performances) June 14-July 11 and July 19-
Aug. 15. All phases of theater are taught, end-
• Young Children’s Camp — June 11-13. Cost:
ing in a fully staged afternoon production the
Saturday and Sunday afternoons of the final
• Music Camp — June 13-18. Cost: $240-
week. Students learn and develop the tech-
niques of stage movement, voice, character
• Mid High and Senior High camps — June 21-
development, group dynamics, basic costuming
25. Cost: $190-$255.
and makeup, set construction and stage lighting.
• Backpacking Camp — June 27-July 2. Cost:
No experience necessary; auditions are held for
roles in the play, and students can choose to do
• Elementary Camp — July 12-16. Cost:
tech only. Cost: $275/per session.
• Sunshine Camp (mentally disabled adults) —
Also Aug. 2-6. Cost: $200-$240.
Fort Bliss Summer Camps — Fort Bliss Children’s College — El Paso Community
MWR will host various summer camps for College presents for children and teens at the
school-aged children, middle school youth and various EPCC campuses beginning June 19.
teens throughout the summer months. Families Registration available at any EPCC campus;
must be registered with CYS before attending. walk-in deadline is June 16 for most camps.
Advance payment required; space is limited. Tuition: $30 and up depending on class.
Registration: 568-4374. Information: 568-KIDS, Information: 831-2089.
568-5689 or New Camps for 2010:
• “Fine Arts Camp” for youth entering grades
PACE Summer Youth Classes — UTEP’s 6-12 is 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 14-July 2,
PACE programs will offer several camps and
at Bowie High School. Cost: $249.
classes for children and teens age 3 to 18
• “Grandparents and Me” — 1 to 5 p.m. July
through the summer months. Cost/hours vary,
26-29 for ages 6 to 10 and their grandparents.
depending on class. Information: 747-5142 or
Includes several activities and field trips. Cost:
Summer Activity Days — FuntastiCo. This year’s classes/camps include: Adventures
Pizza & Games, 2270 Joe Battle (at Pebble Hills in Reading, Math Masters, LEGO Mindstorms,
Exit) will host summer activities for youth age Spanish for Kids, Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Golf,
12 and younger and their parents noon to 2 CSI for Children, Sign Language, Junior Dog
p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday during Obedience, Curtain Call (acting), Hip-Hop
the summer months. Admission is free, cost for Dance, Pre-Ballet and Ballet, Vocal Studies,
some activities. Information: 855-2386 or fun- Guitar, Piano, Jewelry Making, Fun and Fitness, Tennis, Girls Summer Enrichment, Video Game
• June 2 — Movie Night with Popcorn Maker, Cheerleader Camp and Made Science
• June 9 — “Make-Your-Own-Pizza” Night ($4 camps.
per pizza).
• June 16 — Face Painting Night ($1) PSAT clinic — The Princeton Review hosts a
• June 23 — PJ Night (wear PJs for free hot free PSAT clinic for EPISD high school students
dog) 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday, June
• June 30 — Rock Wall Climbing Competition 21-July 1, at Burges, Coronado and Irvin high
(prizes for all kids who participate). schools. Students learn what they need to
become a National Merit Scholar, take real
Chinese Summer classes — Ai-Hwa PSAT tests for practice, and learn more about
Chinese Language School and UTEP P3 hosts
what the scores mean. Students may register
its summer classes for children of all ages 9
for the camp with their counselor. Information:
a.m. to noon Mondays, June 7 and 14 and
Saturdays, July 10-Aug. 7, at UTEP’s College
of Business Room 4F. Call for cost; registration Diabetes summer camp — Lions Clubs of
through UTEP Professional and Public El Paso is sponsoring a free summer camp for
Programs: 747-5142 or children ages 7-16 with physical disabilities
Information: June 27-July 3 and ages 8-15 with Type 1 dia-
betes Aug. 1-7 at Texas Lions Camp in
Safety Town — The 44th annual Safety Kerrville. Activities include swimming, fishing,
Town program for children about to start
canoeing, archery, pedal boating, sports, the-
school has free weekly sessions, 10 a.m. to
atre, horseback riding, arts and crafts, camping
noon Monday through Friday, June 7 through
and more. Transportation to and from the
July 30, at Bassett Place. Registration forms
camp provided by the El Paso Lions Clubs.
available at the Bassett Place Customer Service
Information: Patsy Achim, 274-3999.
Center. Scheduling is first-come, first-serve.
Applications available online at
Class size limited to 25 students. No class July
5-9. Information: 772-7479 or 772-7106. Operation Purple Camp — The National
The program is open to children aged 5 and 6 Military Family Association’s free summer camp
who are about to start school. The one-week for military kids age 7-15 is June 28-July 3 at
lass, sponsored by Bassett Place with the El Lone Tree Ranch in Capitan, N.M. Open to
Paso Police Department, teaches kids about children of any branch of the Service, active
traffic, fire, stray animals, strangers, drugs and duty, National Guard or Reserve.
other safety issues. Instruction is in a classroom Transportation from Fort Bliss will be provided

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UTEP’s P3, EPCC’s Continuing Education, the YMCA, El Paso
Parks & Recreation and the El Paso Museum of Art are just some of
the places that offer summer classes and other activities for adults.

Summer Fun
for Grownups
Story by Lisa Kay Tate

Why should kids have all the fun? muscle tone through an eight-week pole- class plans to visit “magical realism” of courses, are also available for adults
With so much emphasis on activities for dancing course. Glover said that more Spanish-language authors. through many private organizations.
children and teens during the summer courses to accommodate Spanish speakers New off-campus classes for the summer Lopez said that with the adult programs,
months, many adults may be unaware of were also created. include Yoga for Seniors, and coming soon the popularity of certain courses changes
just how much summer fun is out there for “To better meet the needs of the El Paso is a woodworking course in partnership each year.
them. Continuing-education classes for community, we are offering Reiki in with El Paso Woodworkers Club. “The courses evolve by trends,” Lopez
adults thrive during the summer, with sub- Spanish,” she said. “Reiki is a Japanese “Also, we expect to be offering an said. “Whatever is popular at the time is
jects ranging from fine arts to motorcycle technique for stress reduction and relax- Aerobics and Water Aerobics class, also at how a course begins. For example, the
maintenance. Fitness and sports classes are ation that also promotes healing.” a location off campus,” he said. trend in healthy lifestyles has made the
also offered through both city and univer- She said that fitness isn’t the only popu- Rivera said that OLLI is evolving to culinary courses quite popular. The home
sity resources. Dance classes in particular lar area of P3, with many area residents accommodate more residents by conduct- and gardening courses, (such as) sewing,
are among the most popular leisure-time wanting to learn more about money mat- ing more academic classes off-campus, to quilting and gardening, are popular again
learning activities. ters. Five new finance-related courses are be closer to neighborhoods where many due to the recession and back-to-basic
There is so much offered — grown-ups offered, including Alternative Investments, seniors are not able to find easy means to lifestyles.”
can improve their own physical and mental FERS (Federal Employees Retirement get to UTEP.
health, as well as raise their spirits and System): Understanding Government “We have established off-campus class- It’s fun to play at the Y
calm their soul. Retirement, and Understanding Annuities rooms at Montevista Center on the West
The long-standing mission of the YMCA
and Personal Finances. Side, at Nazareth Hall in Loretto in the
has included building “healthy spirit, mind,
Back to college UTEP’s adult courses don’t stop with P3, Central area, and recently at the Esperanza
and body for all,” and that doesn’t just
as the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Acosta Moreno Regional Library in far
Two of the most prolific sources of adult include kids.
(formerly known as Center for Lifelong East El Paso,” Rivera said.
learning during the summer are University YMCA of El Paso President Kevin
Learning), for ages 50 and older, also hosts El Paso Community College also keeps
of Texas at El Paso’s Professional and Pearson said that adult membership to the
summer sessions. busy, with its Continuing Education
Public Programs and El Paso Community YMCA is extremely popular, as it includes
OLLI Executive Director Peter Rivera Personal Enrichment department hosting
College’s Continuing Education. access to the facilities and a number of
said that the summer program draws more than 120 courses this summer.
UTEP’s Professional and Public free classes, from Salsa Aerobics to Yoga
around 250 enrollments, as opposed to According to CE Director Kathleen Lopez,
Programs (P3) drew about 4,020 adult and and from Line Dancing to Zumba. In addi-
spring and fall, which draw around 400 EPCC anticipates around 1,000 children
5,145 youth participants last year through tion, the YMCA has been El Paso’s largest
enrollments each. It is also half as long as and 600 adults enrolled in summer cours-
its summer, spring and fall classes and provider of swim lessons for all ages.
the other sessions (six weeks as opposed to es.
camps. “We also have spinning classes at all
12), but has been an ideal opportunity to Lopez said that the most popular adult
P3 Associate Director Stephanie M. three branches, along with a host of aquat-
introduce members to new subjects and CE programs are dance (including ball-
Glover said that the most “high demand” ic activities that range from H2O Aerobics
faculty. room, belly dance and Latin/salsa); culi-
classes for adults are their Fit for Life and to swimming for triathlon training,”
“Summer usually includes OLLI ‘Lite’: nary arts (French, cooking for diabetics,
Health and Wellness courses, and the pro- Pearson said. “We offer over 85 group
academically strong but not as serious as barbecuing and cake decorating); guitar;
gram’s 15 new classes added for this sum- exercise classes throughout the city every
German Philosophy nor Topics in Islam, and home and garden courses.
mer include several health- and fitness- week.”
both from this spring’s program,” Rivera To get adults and children involved
centered options. He mentioned that the adult leagues are
said. “Among our favorites in summer are together, EPCC hosts a new Grandparent
“This summer, we worked hard to also popular, including two sports offered
Sansone on Film, a series of independent and Me camp for children and their grand-
increase the diversity in these areas,” by the YMCA, volleyball and basketball,
and limited-distribution commercial parents to take part in activities and field
Glover said. “For example, we are offering and the active senior-adult program Silver
films.” trips together. There is also a chance for
Temba Dance and Fitness courses. Temba Sneakers, which organizes outings and
He said that each film (chosen by local adults to connect with their four-legged
incorporates salsa, cumbia, cha-cha, programs year-round.
film buff John Sansone) is preceded by a “kids” better.
mambo, pilón, samba, bachata, son mon- Pearson said that by volunteering in
“what-to-watch-for” introduction and often “We even have a course to enrich your
tuno, merengue, tango and so much more.” youth sports and other classes, adults don’t
followed by a lively discussion after the dog’s behavior and a course on how to
For adventurous women, a Spin to be Fit have to be apart from their kids to enjoy
screening. Another favorite series, offered assist with your pet’s first aid,” she said.
course was created to work on core
strength, self-confidence, endurance and
in both English and Spanish, is based on Language classes, often well-attended Please see Page 38
contemporary literature, and this year’s through the college continuing-education
June 2010 El Paso Scene Page 37
Grownups dios and galleries, also conduct art classes
from encaustics to mixed media.
Cont’d from Page 37 With the fluid environment of the muse-
YMCA summer events. um, Zamarripa said, the museum’s school
He said that the YMCA works to incor- works to connect the style and theme of its
porate activities that benefit the family as a classes to whatever traveling and perma-
nent exhibits it is highlighting.
   whole, and they are continually updating
“The classes make more of an impact
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when students can view a work of art
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(and) then go into the studio and create
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give parents the benefit of being able to something of their own,” she said, adding
   that another appeal of the classes is the
work out while their children participate in
  wellness activities concurrently at the caliber of instructors.
The El Paso Parks and Recreation
      YMCA,” Pearson explained. “With the
Department is known for its abundant pro-
constant evaluation and modification of

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adult members, and has now added the bics, tai chi, yoga and Zumba; Latin, Afro

 ' (  *' popular Zumba dance workout to its class Cuban and Oriental dance; boxing, kick-
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The city of El Paso itself is a big outlet many of the popular classes year-round,
  for finding adult summer activities, and particularly dance and fitness classes like entities including El Paso Museum of Art belly, line and folklórico dance.
and Parks and Recreation provide both The department also recently set up its
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indoor and outdoor summer fun. new Active Network system to make it
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Week-by-week recaps of things to do

)(-/))  Zamarripa said that classes at the museum programs.
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  get a steady enrollment of both youths and “This system will take the department
What’s coming up in future months adults all year long. from a manual system to one that is auto-
“We have between 25 and 35 adults par- mated and can be directly accessed by the
ticipating in classes during the summer,” public,” the department announced last
she said. “Classes are intimate, usually month. “Parks and Recreation customers
between five and 10 students per teacher.” will soon be able to register for recreation
She said that one of the most popular programs online and use their credit card
classes with adults is clay wheel throwing, to pay for programs either online or on
and the museum tries to offer it year-round site.”
to accommodate the interest. The El Paso Public Library also offers
Zamarripa said that even adults can use various classes for adults, particularly ESL
the summer months as a time when they (English as a Second Language), literacy
can develop new skills, hobbies or talents. and citizenship courses, and computer
She also feels that these new skills don’t classes, the latter of which tend to fill
have to be confined to a workshop or quickly on a first-come, first-served basis.
classroom environment. Fort Bliss is a small city in itself and also
“Summer is a good time to pick up a new takes advantage of the summer months for
interest or build on past classes, such as the soldiers and their families through
painting, photography, sculpting or draw- activities such as their Outdoor Recreation
ing, because the lessons learned in the stu- program.
dio can be used while enjoying other sum- “Redeploying soldiers and Army families
mer pursuits, such as traveling and other moving into the area are always looking
outdoor activities,” she said. “For exam- for ‘something to do,’” Elizabeth Maline
ple, use what you learned in the sketching of Family and FMWR Marketing at Fort
class to draw figures and scenes while Bliss said. “Planned outings include hik-
enjoying a concert like Music Under the ing, climbing, mountain biking, geo-
Stars, capture a vivid moment at a back- caching and more.”
yard barbecue on your digital camera Maline said that most of the activities are
using the composition techniques you suitable for a variety of skill levels and are
learned in class, or complete a watercolor designed to introduce participants to new
landscape while camping at Elephant outdoor pursuits that will expand their out-
Butte, Caballo Lake or Big Bend.” door experiences in the desert Southwest.
The Museum of Art isn’t the only muse- Also offered is instruction by program
um with adult classes during the summer; staff for some events and camping equip-
the Museum of History hosts tai chi class- ment for loan to help get Bliss residents
es several times a year as well as occasion- excited about the area.
al family workshops letting parents and “If it’s outside, we can do it,” she said.
youths work together on exhibit-related Outdoors lovers may also want to take
projects. The International Museum of Art advantage of the White Sands Institute,
also host classes for adults, featuring guest hosted by White Sands National
artists specializing in various media. Monument and NMSU-Alamogordo.
Area arts organizations, such as El Paso
Arts Association and privately owned stu- Please see Page 39
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Grownups enroll in selected classes or attend a half-
day or full-day program during the two-
Cont’d from Page 38 week Summer Intensive in June. The

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workshop will be conducted by distin-
Classes include easy-level hikes, with
guished guest artists Arkadiy Orohovsky
some off-trail walks. June classes will

and Ekaterina Atamenyenko.
focus on subjects such as moths and
Other popular dance forms include ball-
room, salsa, swing and similar social
styles. Dance clubs often have chances for
Gotta dance
dancers to learn new styles as well as hone
their existing skills and meet with friends
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es has never been greater, with dance serv- Club said that the club hosts Argentine !-$ !1* &.0 2(% #%-% 2. "% $%+)4%0%$ 5)2( 2(% /)88!
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personal expression. the summer and beyond at Shundo Dance
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the colleges and city resources, several pri- party for both singles and couples. Most of
vate studios and city programs offer les- the dancers who participate are over age           
sons, workshops and social dancing events 30, although he said younger adults enjoy
throughout the summer months as well as the events as well.     
year-round. “We usually have 30 to 40 people every 
El Paso Conservatory of Dance is one of Saturday night, but on special occasions
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many dance studios that cater to both we may have as many as 90 dancers,” he
adults and youths. Beginners are welcome said, adding that the club teaches about  - - 
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belly dancing for all levels,” conservatory steps, we have the gentlemen take a part-
representative Cristina Palmer said. “The ner and try the step, and the instructors go
summer schedule is flexible to enable around and provide assistance as needed.”
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working adults to attend. However, Other dance studios and organizations
depending on the demand, some classes that often cater to adults are Dance Alive,
may be offered in the morning as well.” with belly dancing; Big Band Dance Club; .,)-.:1 .3019
Adults with ballet training at the interme- Mind and Body Studio, with Zumba; and 3-$!7(301$!7 !, /,
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Museum Scavenger Hunt — The Border Admission is free. Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Museum Association’s 2nd annual scavenger daily. Information: 568-3390 or 568-5412.
hunt runs through July 18. The hunt encour- Also on Fort Bliss is Old Fort Bliss, Building
ages participants to learn more about the area’s 5051, corner of Pershing and Pleasanton, a
history, art, desert, and other subjects while reproduction of the Magoffinsville Post of 1854
exploring the region’s museums. Visit any 10 to 1868. Information: 568-4518.
museum, and have form validated at each site.
Insights El Paso Science Museum —
Correctly completed forms will be entered in a cacti since they moved to El Paso in 1996. They Trial.” Kennewick Man was discovered along
505 N. Santa Fe. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
drawing for cash prizes and other prizes set for have traveled throughout the state, locating and the banks of the Columbia River over one
Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m.
July 24, at Lynx Exhibits. Participation is free; photographing each cactus species in its natural decade ago.
Sunday. Admission: $6 ($5 seniors, students and
forms available at all participating museums. setting. A Zip Tour of the exhibit led by curator
military; $4 ages 4-11). Information: 534-0000
Information: 747-5565 or 747-6669. A “Prickly Sensations from West Texas” illus- Richard Durschlag is 2 p.m. Saturday, June 12.
Participating museums: Magoffin Home, trated presentation on the world of cacti in Third grade teacher Carlos Aceves will host
Opening June 1: “Toolville,” a hands-on guide
Insights, Lynx Exhibits, El Paso Museum of West Texas by Ad and Gertrud Konings is 5:30 children’s workshops on “Fun Learning Aztec
through six simple tools for ages 5-12; and
Archaeology, El Paso Museum of History, to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 3. The Konings and Maya Math” 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June
“Games” an interactive exploration of games
Holocaust Museum, National Border Patrol will sign copies of their book, available from the 19, for grades K-5. Children will be introduced
from around the world and across the century.
Museum, War Eagles Museum, Railroad and museum shop. Refreshments served. to geometric forms and simple mathematics
Also showing is “To the Ends of the Earth,
Transportation Museum, International Museum The museum’s new features include a touch- based on ancient Aztec and Maya knowledge.
UTEP at The Poles.” UTEP biology faculty and
of Art, UTEP’s Rubin Center for the Visual Arts screen interactive kiosk, new geological displays Workshop admission is free, except for a $2
students, joined by high school teachers from El
and the Centennial Museum at UTEP. and a ceiling mural. materials fee. Reservations encouraged as space
Paso and students from across the U.S., headed
is limited (first come, first served): 755-4332 or
Centennial Museum — University at El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study for Antarctica and the Arctic to carry out
Wiggins, UTEP. Changing exhibits are on the Center — 715 N. Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m. research projects. This exhibit highlights their
Nancy Komulainen-Dillenburg will host the
second floor, Lea and Discovery Galleries. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. work, what they learned about the impact of
lecture “The Classic Maya of the Southern
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday. climate change, and explains the differences
Lowlands: A Glimpse into the Roadways of the
Saturday. Admission is free. Information: 747- Admission is free. Information: 351-0048 or and similarities between the north and south
Past and Snapshots of the Present” at 3 p.m.
5565, 747-6669 or poles. Guests can measure themselves against
Sunday, June 20, as part of the El Paso
Showing through June 15: “Gross National The museum’s free monthly “Cinema different types of penguins, create an origami
Archaeological Society’s monthly meeting.
Happiness — An Idea from Bhutan.” Portraits Sundays” series continues 2 p.m. May 30 film penguin and learn how actions in El Paso effect
Archaeology Summer Day Camp is June 22-
by Anne Muller and text by Tashi Wangchuk with “The Hiding Place.” climate change at the poles.
25 and July 27-30 for ages 6-8, and July 13-16
combine to convey the idea of Gross National The museum will host two summer camps for Summer Discovery Camps run Tuesday
or Aug. 10-13 for ages 9-12.
Happiness, a measure of national wellbeing 2010. Call for details. through Friday June 15-July 30.
developed in the Himalayan Kingdom of El Paso Museum of History — 510 N. LYNX Exhibits — The exhibit space is at
Bhutan. The photographs in the exhibition are
El Paso Museum of Art — For exhibit Santa Fe. Hours (including gift shop) are 9 a.m.
information, see “Southwest Art Scene.” 300 W. San Antonio (just south of Convention
drawn from their book, published in 2009 that to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Friday
Center). Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday,
benefit the Youth Development Fund of El Paso Museum of Archaeology — and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, noon
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to
Bhutan. Bhutan has been a longtime source of 4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso (west to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays and city hol-
9 p.m. Friday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
architectural inspiration for UTEP. of U.S. 54). Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday idays. Special admission fee for Da Vinci exhibit;
Closed Monday. Last admission is one hour
Showing through June 25: “Cacti of West through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. admission to other exhibits is free. Information:
before closing time.
Texas,” photographs by biologists Ad and Admission is free. Information: 755-4332. 351-3588 or
Admission is $10 for adults; $8 seniors, mili-
Gertrud Konings, who have been fascinated by Showing through July 3: “Kennewick Man on Showing through July 10: “The Da Vinci
tary and students with ID; and $6 ages 4 to 11.
Experience.” El Paso is the exhibit’s West Texas
Children 3 and younger are free. Information:
stop. More than 60 precise and working
533-4330 or
machines described and designed by Leonardo
Showing through May 30: “Extreme Deep:
Da Vinci along with replicas of his greatest
Mission to the Abyss.”
paintings; most notably the Mona Lisa, are on
Showing June 5-Sept. 5: “Color Play,
display. One piece is a precursor to the Gatling
Exploring the Art and Science of Color. The
gun, weighing 2 tons.
exhibit features an array of color-themed activi-
Tickets: $14 ($12 seniors 65 and older; $10
ties and games for the entire family. Turn a
ages 5-11; $9 each for groups of 10). Family
crank to create a neon sculpture, star in a color
packages (sold in groups of five): $7 per ticket.
dance, explore a giant three-room playhouse,
and investigate the many uses of blue, among
Also currently showing is “¡Viva la
other activities. Also featured is “Lazer Frenzy,”
Revolución!” The Money of the Mexican
a challenging, arcade-style laser maze.
Revolution, in commemoration of the 100th
A free grand opening parking lot fair is 10 a.m.
anniversary of the Mexican Revolution.
to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 5, with displays,
Showing through Nov. 21: “Awakening Our
prizes, food, a jumping balloon and hands-on
Giants: Farah Manufacturing Company.”
activities ranging from crafts and drawing con-
Mansour Farah started the company as the
tests to live “colorful” creatures. Exhibit admis-
Farah Shirt Manufacturing Company in 1920,
sion for that day is $5 per person.
and it soon became a giant in the U.S. men’s
The new El Paso Artisan Gallery features
apparel industry. At its peak employment level
works for sale by local painters, jewelers,
there were 10,000 people working in El Paso,
crafters and photographers, as well as a mini
other Southwest cities and several overseas
Mexican Mercado with blown glass collectibles,
locations. For many years in the 1970s and
piñatas, baskets, blankets and other Mexican
1980s Farah was El Paso’s largest civilian
Summer Camps are June 7-Aug. 13.
Free zip tours are 12:15 to 1 p.m. on selected
Wednesdays. Magoffin Home State Historic Site —
Summer Day Camps are June 22-Aug. 6. 1120 Magoffin. The adobe home, built around
The museum is seeking female mannequins 1875 by Joseph Magoffin, is a prime example of
for its upcoming exhibit “50 Years for Fashion” territorial style architecture. The site explores
July 22-Sept. 16, with a special reception and the stories of the prominent El Paso pioneer
fashion show at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 15. family, with authentic art and furnishings that
Mannequins are needed July 5 through the end reflect the daily lives of that era.
of the exhibit. Those with a mannequin to loan Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
may contact Joan Wardy, 355-0992, Allison Sunday. Tours on the hour; last tour at 4 p.m.
Armendariz, 603-7695 or museum curator Spanish language tours offered Wednesday
Barbara Angus, 351-3588. through Sunday. Cost: $4 ($3 ages 6-18).
Group tours available with advance registration.
Fort Bliss Museums and Study Center Information: 533-5147 or
— Building 1735, Marshall Road (old PX build-
ing), Fort Bliss. Exhibits range from Civil War
artifacts to the Patriot Missile System. Please see Page 41
Page 40 El Paso Scene June 2010
Museum aged. Information: (575) 647-4480 or muse-
Cont’d from Page 40
The museum’s brown bag lecture series is at
noon the second Tuesday of each month. Light


“Spirit Tours” are offered by the Casa
Magoffin Compañeros at 10 a.m. the second
refreshments served; RSVP encouraged. The   

June 8 lecture is “Early Law Enforcement in
Saturday of every month. Cost: $5.
New Mexico” with Jim Beasley.

Reservations required.   

The Rail Readers Book Club meets at 11 to
Museo Mayachen — Historical exhibits are noon the second Wednesday of the month   
displayed inside of Mercado Mayapan, 2101 (June 9). June’s book is “Mrs. Jefferies in the
Myrtle. Currently on exhibit: “Chicano Power! Nick of Time” by Emily Brightwell. Call the  

Legacy of the Chicano Movement.” Hours are museum for registration.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum   
noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. — 4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. Hours
Information: 532-6205, are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday,
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for
National Border Patrol Museum and adults, $3 seniors 60 and older, $2 for children
Memorial Library — 4315 Transmountain 5-17; free for age 4 and under. Information:
Drive. The museum, in Northeast El Paso just (575) 522-4100,
west of U.S. 54, features the history of the Fred Hampton will portray Lt. Matthias Day in
Border Patrol with uniforms, equipment, pho- the Chautauqua program “Buffalo Soldiers:
tographs, guns, motor vehicles, airplanes, boats Military Heroes of the Southwest,” at 7 p.m.
and other items, including hands-on exhibits for Thursday, June 10. Hampton will also display
kids. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through more than 50 period artifacts used by the sol-
Saturday. Admission is free. Information: 759- diers. Suggested donation: $2.
6060 or The annual Antique Treasures Day is noon to
Railroad and Transportation Museum 4 p.m. Sunday, June 13. Guided tours offered
of El Paso — More than 100 years of El Paso through the museum’s enormous Collections
railroad history are on display at Union Depot Room. Curators will answer questions regard-
Transit Terminal, 400 W. San Antonio, at ing identification and preservation of visitors’
Durango. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday family heirlooms or other objects. Admission:
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and $5 ($3 for seniors; $2 children 5 to 17).
1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Now showing is “George Gray: Son of a
Information: 422-3420 or Cowboy,” featuring 27 works of art.
Showing through July 18: “Building for the
War Eagles Air Museum — 8012 Airport Future: Rural Schoolhouses of New Mexico:
Road, Doña Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa. 1880-1965.”
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Showing through Sept. 10: “Colcha:
Sunday. Admission: $5; $4 senior citizens and Embroidered Connections,”
military; free for children under 12. Showing through Nov. 28: “What in the
Information: (575) 589-2000 or war-eagles-air- World?”, a journey through an array of unusual objects from the museum’s collections.
The warbirds of World War II and Korea, and A Harvest Cooking Class is 2 to 4 p.m.
other historic military aircraft, are displayed in Tuesday, June 1, with chef Carol Koenig. This
a 54,000-square-foot building and surrounding month’s class features recipes with beets, car-
area. The collection of more than 30 aircraft rots and blueberries. Cost: $35.
and 40 automobiles includes the P-51 Mustang, The annual Camps for Kids begin in June fea- MENUDO ON
P-38 Lightning, A-26 Invader and the German turing various camps for ages 6 to 15. Cost SATURDAY
Fieseler-Storch. Among later aircraft are the F- varies from $40 to $85, depending on camp.
86 Sabre and MiG-15s. Information/registration: (575) 522-4100.
To get there: Take the Artcraft exit off
Interstate 10, head west past the Rio Grande to NMSU Art Gallery — D.W. Williams Art
Santa Teresa and follow signs to the airport and Center, 1390 E. University Ave, (Williams Hall)
museum. on the NMSU campus, Las Cruces (east of
Solano). Summer hours are noon to 4 p.m.
Las Cruces area Tuesday through Saturday. Information: (575)
646-2545, (575) 646-5423 or
Las Cruces Museum of Natural Showing June 4-Aug. 6: “Connecting with
History — Mesilla Valley Mall, Las Cruces. the Divine: Devotional Art of New Mexico,”
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through featuring Mexican and New Mexican religious
Thursdays and Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. art from the Mary and J. Paul Taylor Family col-
Fridays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. All events are free lection. NMSU students working with profes-
unless otherwise noted. Information: (575) sors Elizabeth Zarur and Silvia Marinas have
522-3120 or researched more than 90 works in the Taylor
Through Sept. 12: “Hatching the Past,” a collection and present their findings in the
look at dinosaur nests, eggs and their young. accompanying catalogue. Opening reception is
Saturday Science Class for elementary chil- 5 p.m. Friday, June 4.
dren is 11 a.m. June 5 (Ecology).
Scaly Slimy Session II events are 10 to 10:45 NMSU Museum — Kent Hall, University at
a.m. Saturday, June 5 and June 12. Solano, Las Cruces. Hours are noon to 4 p.m.
Sky Safari is 9 p.m. Saturday, June 19. Tuesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Science Cafe round table discussion hosted by Saturday. Admission is free. Information: (575)
Sigma XI is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 24. 646-5161 or
The monthly hands-on Animal Encounters are Showing through July are “Spirit Messengers:
4 p.m. Saturday, June 26. Hopi Katsina Dolls” and “Exploring Yaqui and
Summer Nature Camp is June 7-25 for Mayo Ceremonial Disguise,” focusing on the
grades 1-8. Registration deadline is one week cultural traditions of the Hopi of northeastern
before each session. Arizona as well as the Yaqui of southern
Arizona and Sonora and the Mayo of Sinaloa.
Las Cruces Railroad Museum — Santa Highlights include a doll carved by Chief
Fe train depot, 351 N. Mesilla, (at Las Cruces Tawaquaptewa, the leader of Oraibi village in
avenue west of the Downtown Mall). Hours the early years of the last century, as well as
are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through
Saturday. Admission is free; donations encour- Please see Page 42
June 2010 El Paso Scene Page 41
on the northeast side of Alamogordo off Indian
Museum Wells Blvd.
Silver City Museum — 312 W. Broadway,
Silver City. Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday
Cont’d from Page 41 The National Association of Rocketry’s 2010 through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
National Sport Launch Event, “Frontier of and Sunday. Admission: $3. Information: (575)
dolls carved by Jimmy Kewanwytewa (an
Aerospace Past, Present, and Future,” is May 538-5921or
important historic carver) borrowed from the
27-June 1, with around 150 rocket enthusiasts Showing through Sept. 26 is “Free Flow: The
Museum of Northern Arizona. Also featured
from around the country expected. Gila River in New Mexico,” an exhibit of photo-
are murals of the San Francisco Peaks and a
Launches are May 29-31 at the model rocket graphs by Jan Haley.
katsina dancer at Old Oraibi, painted by Orin
launch area off of Mesa Verde Road, near the Showing May 28-Oct. 30: “From the Mines,”
VFW RC Field. Several different types of rock- recycled steel sculptures by Barbara L.
Family workshops are 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 2
ets will be launched at the event, with many Harrison, in connection with the June celebra-
to 3:30 p.m. selected Saturdays.
participants competing in various categories. tion of Silver City’s mining history. The 15
White Sands Missile Range Museum Other activities include tours of several area sculptures are constructed from objects found
and Missile Park — Exhibits feature the his- points of interest, dinners and more. at area mines.
tory of the Trinity Site (site of the first atomic Information:
bomb test), the V-2 rocket, ranchers on the The museum will host its first ‘Red, White &
range and missile optics. An outdoor Missile Blue’ Chile Cook-Off 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday,
Park displays rockets and missiles tested on the July 3, in the upper parking lot, open to all
range. Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through non-profit and charity organizations, or teams
Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and representing those organizations. Registration
Sunday. Closed on federal holidays. Free admis- deadline is June 18: $15 per team. Tasting cups:
sion. $2 each (includes 10 tasting tickets).
To get there: take U.S. 54, and after the free- Information: (575) 437-2840, ext. 41153,
way ends, keep going north on Martin Luther or
King, which leads directly to the range. Or
enter from the north off U.S. 70 east of Las Currently showing: “Space Frontiers,” a look
Cruces. Visitors must provide a current license, at the heritage and future of space exploration
car registration and proof of insurance. in New Mexico.
Information: (575) 678-8824 (local call) or Space center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $6 ($5 for seniors and military, $4
ages 4-12, children 3 and younger free).
Also Information: (877) 333-6589, (575) 437-2840
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum — 301
Showing at the IMAX Dome Theater are the
S. Silver, Deming, N.M. An actual chuckwagon,
films “Hubble” and “Molecules to the Max.”
gems and minerals, turn-of-the-century fash-
Showtimes are on the hour, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
ions, military mementos and Mimbres Indian art
daily. Tickets: $6 ($5 for seniors and military;
are among the exhibits at the museum. Other
$4 ages 4-12). Ages 3 and under free for all
attractions in the former National Guard
Armory include a doll room, transportation
annex and quilt room. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sacramento Mountains Historical
Monday through Saturday, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Museum — U.S. 82 across from the
Sunday. Admission is free. Information: (575) Chamber of Commerce in Cloudcroft, N.M.
546-2382, 1-800-848-4955 or deminglunamim- Operated by the Sacramento Mountains Historical Society, the museum features histori-
Geronimo Springs Museum — 211 Main cal buildings from the turn of the century,
in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Hours are 9 antique farming and ranching tools, other busi-
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon ness and home antiques, historical exhibits and
to 4 p.m. Sunday. Features prehistoric, historic other artifacts. Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 4
and military exhibits about the area. Museum p.m. Friday and Saturday. Summer hours are 10
admission: $5 ($2.50 students 6 to 18; free for a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Friday and
ages 5 and younger). Family rates: $15. Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Closed
Information: (575) 894-6600 or geronimo- Wednesday and Thursday. Admission: $5 ($3 ages 6 to 12). Information: (575) 682-2932 or
The monthly speaker series is 7 p.m. the third
Thursday of the month. The June 17 topic is
“Warm Springs Apaches of Southern New
Mexico.” Admission is free.
Hubbard Museum of the American
West — 841 U.S. Hwy 70 West, next to
Ruidoso Downs (N.M.) Race Track. Hours: 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. Admission: $6 ($5 for
seniors, military; $2 children 6-16; free for chil-
dren 5 and younger). Information: (575) 378-
4142 or
Showing through June 11: “New
Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots
Showing through Aug. 29: “The Clovis
Sound: New Mexico’s Connection to the Birth
of Rock & Roll.” The story of the renowned
recording studio in Clovis, N.M. and those who
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Progress. Over the years, La Fe devel- city. Its “culture of poverty” has its very
Editor’s note: This is the second of two oped from the original clinic into an own way of thinking, feeling, deciding,
parts on the history of El Segundo extensive social-service network, with valuing, acting, relating and dreaming. El
Barrio. The first part spanned the late constant addition of grants and new pro- Paso has taken well over a hundred years
1800s to the 1950s. grams. The newest will be the La Fe but now seems to understand its barrios
Community Development Corporation’s — improvement cannot be imposed from

new mayor. The 1960s were tur- plan to build Magoffin Park Villas for above; ownership of change must come
bulent: riots in black ghettos, young professionals. And a recent project from the people. Congratulations!
political assassinations, the battle was the Hijos de Plata senior and recre-
for civil rights, the sexual revolution, ation center. Richard Campbell lives in Albuquerque.
drugs, hippies, the Vietnam War and More progress. In 2006, El Paso City His “Two Eagles in the Sun” is available
angry protests across the land. El Paso Council again confronted barrio issues. at The Bookery, Barnes & Noble and
and the barrios felt the rumbling anger Many of those city fathers dreamed of
among all minorities for human rights gentrification: building “retail outlets,
and political representation. As early as
1883, the city’s economic and political It’s Been Over upscale boutique stores, an arena, and a
public parking facility.” But people
power structure had turned solidly Anglo, Books, Newspapers and Magazines
or non-Hispanic. But in 1957, voters
elected El Paso’s first Hispanic mayor,
100 Years (Part II) protested and shouted: “The barrio is not
for sale!” Cervantes, Ysidro, “Memories of World
Fortunately, City Council approved a War II,” Password. The El Paso Historical
Raymond Telles, a son of the barrio. In Yet, the City Planning Department’s true revitalization plan for the barrio. Society, Vol. 40, No. 3. Fall, 1995.
W.H. Timmon’s words, “Against the report admitted that “a substantial portion Around 600 barrio residents attended 13 David Burge, “Segundo Barrio revitaliza-
opposition of the (El Paso) Times and of people in this area still live in tene- meetings to put together a plan to tion is OK’d,” El Paso Times, Feb. 10,
most of the business community, Telles ments lacking facilities.” The writers improve housing, teach job skills, fight 2010.
won the Mexican-American vote in the acknowledged past accomplishments but crime, and upgrade streets and parks. To Department of Planning, 1967, A Short
Lower Valley and the South Side.” Other again lamented that “a great deal remains fund the $30 million to $40 million for History of South El Paso.
newspapers, the banks, and many Anglo to be achieved.” Meanwhile, immigrants the project, the city would look for grants
Four Centuries at the Pass: A New
sections of the city also gave opposition. kept filling up the barrios as some resi- History of El Paso on Its 400th Birthday.
from federal and state governments as
But now, at least, the barrio had someone dents moved to other parts of the city. City of El Paso Arts Resources Dept.,
well as private donors.
in power. In 1960, a federal judge, along The city’s decision to resolve some of 1980.
with Mayor Raymond Telles, called the the barrio’s problems by moving many A sign of hope. Now we have something Gonzales, Alicia, “Life in the Barrio,”
barrios “a disgrace to a civilized city.” residents to public housing throughout truly significant, as outlined by an edito- Password, Vol. 40, No. 3. Fall, 1995.
On the other hand, the proposal to adopt the city meant the disruption of a sense rial in the El Paso Times on Feb. 10, Hartmann, Clinton. P., “Lydia Patterson: A
a municipal housing code was over- of community that was the barrio’s 2010. Undoubtedly with Mayor John Living Memorial,” Password, Vol. 34, No.
whelmingly defeated in 1962. strength. Cook’s leadership, City Council devised 3.
We had some good news, however. The an unparalleled plan. The City Housing Metz, Leon, El Paso Chronicles: A Record
Protest. In the ’60s and early ’70s, many Authority funded the razing of the run- of Historical Events in El Paso, Texas
Mexican-American youths joined the barrio saw change with the addition of La
Fe Family Health Center. New construc- down Armijo Gardens units so that more (El Paso: Mangan Press, 1993).
Chicano movement of “Brown Power.” than 70 residents could return to brand- Reid, Robert L., “Extra! Extra! World War
They protested against the social system tion enlarged Guillen Middle School and
built the Armijo Community Center and new, attractive apartments. Fifty-eight II Hits the Streets of El Paso,” Password,
and demanded human rights, justice, rep- new units also went up on South Tays. Vol. 34, No. 3. Fall, 1989.
resentation and a place at the table. Some the new El Paso Public Library building.
Houchen Community Center added a And 304 more units should appear in two Timmons, W.H. El Paso: A Borderlands
adults objected to the attitudes and tactics more years. Moreover, the El Paso History (El Paso: University of Texas,
of the movement, even the word new gym.
Independent School District will spend 1990).
“Chicano,” but other El Segundo Barrio Same old problems. By 2008, however, $12 million from the 2007 bond issue to
adults and especially youths came alive. the barrio picture still remained dismal. remodel historic Alamo School, surely a
Poised to take action, they would use vio- According to the City Planning Websites
delight to that neighborhood. Here’s Historic Preservation_History, A Short
lence if necessary. Subsequently, the sim- Commission, more than 6,300 residents more: the Real Estate Investment Plan History of South El Paso. 1967. Box 6,
mering anger subsided as most Chicanos of El Segundo Barrio had a median (REIT) for corporate investment in prop- Folder 102
found channels within the social system. household income of $11,350, compared erties Downtown. The mayor’s goal is a
Action. Finally, in 1967, through a feder- to $37,600 for the city. Average family genuine renewal of these historic barrios
size: four. Percentage of population S287_Cunningham_pdc
al grant, low-rent housing actually as well as Downtown as something never
arrived in El Segundo Barrio, providing below poverty line: 64 percent. before imagined.
Unemployment: 29 percent. Median age: dobarrio-El-Paso-Tx.html
heat, hot running water, inside toilets,
25 years. Something learned. A barrio community
bathtubs, refrigerators and gas stoves. cation-of-el-pasos-historic-el.html
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Adair Margo Fine Art — 215 Stanton, June 3-Aug. 26. No classes June 24, July 1 and
Suite 602 (Martin Building). Hours are 10 a.m. July 8. Cost: $10 per session ($5 members).
to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information: • Wheelthrowing with Clay — noon to 4:45
533-0048 or p.m. Sundays, June 6-Aug. 1. No classes July
4. Cost: $90 ($72 members).
Adair Studio and Gallery — 5750 N. • Watercolor Landscapes — 9:30 a.m. to noon
Mesa (at the Summit). Gallery hours are 9 a.m. Saturdays, June 12-Aug. 7. Cost: $77 ($62
to 3 p.m. Information: 471-2271 or 587-8646. members).
Showing through July 25: Spring and • Digital Photography — 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Gallery: “Printed: Works by Printmakers at Hall; Main Street Gallery in San Elizario;
Summer Student Artist Show, featuring the Saturdays, June 12-Aug. 7. Cost: $77 ($62
UTEP.” Crossland Gallery, 500 W. Paisano; Sunland Art
Student Artists from the Adair Artist Group members).
Showing through July 5 in the Paisanos Gallery, 750 Sunland Park in the Sunland Park
including a variety of colorful paintings in an • 19th Century Photography — 10 a.m. to 3
Gallery “La Frontera: Art through the Eyes of Mall. Professional, amateur and student Artists
array of spring and summer topics. p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug.
Migrant Youth.” may register and pick-up wooden panels at the
Classes for adults are Mondays and Tuesdays. 14-15. Cost: $76 ($60 members).
Children’s classes are 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Chinati Foundation — Marfa, Texas. The selected art will be on display in the
Wednesdays for ages 7 to 14. Created by artist Donald Judd, the Chinati El Paso Museum of Art Collectors’
church parish hall 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23.
Foundation houses one of the world’s largest Club — El Paso Museum of Art Foundation
Ballroom Marfa — 108 E. San Antonio Collectors’ Club hosts a trip to the Andalucia
collections of permanently installed contempo- Crossland Gallery — 500 W. Paisano (in the
Street in Marfa. Information: (432) 729-3700 or Region of Spain Oct. 17-29. The 12-day tour
rary art. The collection is open for guided tours Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are noon to 4 Showing through Aug. includes visits to places in the cities of Seville,
throughout the year at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is
15: “In Lieu of Unity,” showcasing artists born Jerez, Ronda, Cordoba, Granada, and Madrid.
Thursday through Sunday. Admission is $10 ($5 free. Information: 351-2811.
in, or living and working in Mexico including Cost (based on Euro value): $1,010 to $1,060
for students, seniors). Information: (915) 729- Showing June 5-26: Rio Bravo Watercolorists’
new commissioned works by Eduardo Abaroa, (US) depending on group size. Includes meals,
4362. Call ahead for group tours. “Acrylics Galore” show. Opening reception is 6
Margarita Cabrera, Minerva Cuevas, Paulina airfare, pick-up and transfers, hotels, guided
The collection includes Dan Flavin’s untitled to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 5.
Lasa and Tercerunquinto. tours, museum and attraction admission and
Marfa project, a monumental work in colored
El Paso Art Association — The regular more.
‘Beauty on the Border IV’ — The photo fluorescent light that occupies six buildings.
association meetings are at 1:30 p.m. the sec- Ground cost due by May 15; full airfare por-
exhibit by local fashion photographer Harry
Cross Art Auction submissions - St. ond Sunday of the month January through June tion by June 15; and remainder of payment by
Assad run through June in El Paso Community
Stephen Deacon & Martyr Catholic Church, and September through November at the July 15. Information: 532-1707, ext. 13.
College’s Transmountain Campus’s Main
1700 George Dieter, seeks artists for its 3rd Crossland Gallery, 500 W. Paisano. All meetings
Entrance, 9570 Gateway East. Assad and his El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts
annual Cross Art auction scheduled for 2 to 6 are free and open to the public. Information:
Model Forms Agency have photographed over Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9
p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24. The wooden crosses may 534-7377 or
1,000 models over the past 25 years. A book a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and
be decorated in whatever media or subject;
featuring his work will be released in the near
keep in mind that the Saint Stephen community
El Paso Artisan Galley — Lynx Exhibits, Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to
future. Information: 831-5057. 300 W. San Antonio. The gallery features works 9 p.m. Thursday. Closed Mondays and holidays.
embraces Christian values. Deadline to turn in
for sale by local painters, jewelers, crafters and Admission is free, except for the “Bedazzled”
Chamizal galleries - Chamizal National work is Oct. 8. The church committee may
photographers: Bob Adams, Teresa Altschul, exhibit. “Bedazzled” admission is $10 ($5
Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Hours are 10 exclude artwork deemed offensive in nature.
Ladonna Apodaca, Ale Bremer, Ruthye Droke, museum members and children 12 and
a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday for Information: 855-1661 or
Brittany Girle, Bonnie Kaber, Candy Mayer, younger). Information: 532-1707 or elpasoart-
Abrazos Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday Selected art may be
Karen McAnulty, Maria Navarra-Pino, Carolyn
through Friday for Paisanos Gallery. Admission viewed at
Parker, James Paternoster, Jr., Tony Skarlatos, Active duty military and their families admit-
is free. Information: 532-7273 or Panels for professional artists may be picked
Rich Spellenberg, Tamara St. Jean and Naida ted free to “Bedazzled” with valid ID.
Showing through June 25 in the Abrazos up beginning June 15 at the church Parish
Zucker. Lynx hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Showing through July 25: “Bedazzled: 5,000
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10 Years Jewelry,” featuring jewelry from five mil-
a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and noon to 6 p.m. lennia from a variety of cultures from the
Sunday. Closed Monday. Information: 533-4330 Walters Jewelry Collection. The collection is
or the most wide-raging collection of jewelry
The space also features a mini Mexican assembled by a private collector in the United
Mercado with blown glass collectibles, piñatas, States.
baskets, blankets and other Mexican handi- Highlights include gold bracelet from the first
crafts. century B.C.E. discovered in a tomb in the
El Paso County Mural Project — The Greek colony of Olbia (present-day Ukraine); a
official unveiling of a mural created by local Tiffany & Co. iris corsage ornament, which was
youth from the Juvenile Probation Department a grand prize winner at the 1900 Paris
and local muralists from La Fe is 4 p.m. Exposition Universelle; a 19th-century imperial,
Wednesday, June 2, at Las Americas Immigrant ceremonial Chinese headdress; a plique-a-jour
Advocacy Center, 1500 Yandell. The project is enamel and sapphire pansy brooch created by
supported by the El Paso County Attorney, El renowned Art Nouveau designer Rene Lalique
Paso Juvenile Probation, Centro de Salud and purchased by Henry Walters at the 1904
Familiar La Fe, Adult Probation, Las Americas Louisiana Purchase Exposition: and finger rings
and EPISD. Admission is free. Information: 546- that held a variety of roles throughout history.
2050 or The museum will host the following lectures
in conjunction with the exhibit:
El Paso County Student Art Awards • Jeweler Susan Eisen hosts the interactive
— Works from the 52nd annual competition presentation “From Mine to Masterpiece”
will be on display June 5-21 at the Thursday, June 17. Eisen, owner of Susan Eisen
International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana. Fine Jewelry, has won numerous awards as a
The exhibition features more than 300 works jeweler and business owner. She will show how
by student artists in grades 3-12 at El Paso gold is formed by hand using techniques includ-
County schools. Works include painting, draw- ing hand fabrication with wire and sheet and
ing, printmaking, ceramics, design and more. lost wax casting. Her demonstrations will be
Museum hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday based on the techniques used to make some of
through Sunday. Admission is free. Information: the jewelry pieces spotlighted in “Bedazzled.”
543-6747. Eisen will sign her book “Crazy About Jewelry”
Opening reception and awards ceremony is 1 following the lecture.
to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 5. • Dr. James Shigley, Gemological Institute of
El Paso Museum of Art Classes and America Distinguished Research Fellow, will
Workshops — Information: 532-1707, ext. host a lecture on “Gemstone Identification:
27 (ext. 16 to register), or Natural or Synthetic” Thursday, June 24. Shigley is the author of various published arti-
Adult classes (age 15 and older). See cles on diamonds and other gemstones, and is a
“Summer Fun Guide” listing for younger ages. well-known speaker. He also directed the
• Life Drawing — 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays,
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Charles Bowden illustrated by Briggs at 3 p.m. The annual Gala Extravaganza fundraiser,
Art Scene in the Museum Store. “TESOROS: Building Funds for Tomorrow’s
Galeria Camino Real Centro Artistico
y Cultural — 3474 Doniphan (next to Rosa’s
Cont’d from Page 44 Showing through Sept. 19: “Native Treasures Today” is 7 p.m. Saturday, July 10, in Cantina). Hours are 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday
American Works On Paper,” featuring works by honor of the museum’s 50th Anniversary. Enjoy through Friday; 3-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-
development of the GIA Gem Project, an
Native American artists such as Gilbert Atencio, a cocktail party and silent jewelry auction with 6 p.m. Sunday. Information: (619) 886-1692 or
online database of colored gemstones. He will
Kay B., Arthur Begay, Archie Blackowl, Nat live music by Marti Olivas Quintet Band.
sign his book “Gems & Gemology in Review:
Coriz, Woody Crumbo, Robert Draper, Tickets: $125 (includes Bedazzled admission Showing May 28-July 28: “Postcards from
Synthetic Diamonds” following the lecture.
Kananginak, Kiakshuk, R. Naha, and Paul Pletka. and parking). RSVP by June 30: 532-1707 x 13. Aztlán Chicano/Chicana Paradise,” works by El
Both lectures begin at 7 p.m. in the auditori-
Showing through Oct. 10: “The Holy Paso artist Gabriel S. Gaytán.
um with book signings 8:15 to 8:45 p.m. in the
Family/La Sagrada Familia,” as part of EPMA’s
Encaustic International Gallery — 7100
The gallery hosts two free artist workshops
Museum Store. Cocktail reception precedes Westwind, Suite 120. The gallery is the studio
dedication to an ongoing rotation of the retab- Saturday, May 29:
the lecture at 6:15 p.m. Lecture and book sign- of El Paso encaustic artist Brigitte von Ahn.
los in the collections. These standardized rep- • “Draw your Own Animal with Geometric
ing are free; reception cost is $15 (RSVP Hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday and
resentations of the holy family: Mary, Joseph, Shapes” for children and adults with Gabriel
required three days in advance of lectures). Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
and the Christ child, were not based on any Gaytán 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Showing through July 18 in the Peter and Information/appointment: 833-0454, 581-4737
specific scriptural text, but are a result of • “Caricature Portraits” with Buena Vista artist
Margaret de Wetter Gallery: “Dreamland: The or
Franciscan meditation inspired by the Counter Juan Jimenez 3 to 5 p.m.
Way Out of Juárez.” The exhibit features 20
Reformation. Fancy Pony Land — 203 E. San Antonio
graphic works by Lubbock artist Alice Leora Hal Marcus Studio and Gallery — 800
Free Zip Tours are 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays Street, in Marfa, Texas. Information: (432) 729-
Briggs, who uses a historic technique called N. Mesa, second floor (at Yandell). Hours are
led by museum staff members. 1850. Showing through June: Sculptures and
sgraffito to scratch white lines into a black sur- 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
The newly formed El Paso Lawyers for the drawings by Takako Tanabe. Takako’s recent
face as a response to the artist’s experiences Information: 533-9090 or
Arts will host a program at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, “milk crown” sculptures recreate water drops
exploring Cd. Juárez 2007-2009. Briggs recently Showing through July 16: 2 Man Show fea-
July 1, with speaker Sergrion Munoz hitting a surface into static three-dimensional
was an Artist in Residence at the Border Art turing “Small Art” by Willibald de Cabrera and
Sarmiento. Two hours of CLE offered for par- figures. In her two-dimensional works, she has
Residency in La Union, New Mexico. “Experimental Stories” by Rudy Vasquez.
ticipants. Admission is free, but space is limited. been working with multiple images of “unhappy
Briggs will lecture on her exhibit at 2 p.m. Cabrera is back from Arizona and a three-
RSVP prior to program date to 532-1707 or speech balloons” for the past six years.
Saturday, June 19, in the auditorium. Briggs will year absence from the El Paso art scene, the
sign copies of “Dreamland,” the book by show features new small paintings, with a vari-
ety of subjects ranging from bullfighters and still
lifes to flamenco dancers.
Vasquez is well known in the comic book
world. Stepping out into a new venue, he has
now created 20 new fine art paintings for his
first spotlight show Theme include passion,
courage, and excitement.
An ARTalk featuring both artists is 7 to 9 p.m.
Thursday, June 24.
The gallery exhibits works by owner Hal
Marcus, a native born El Pasoan famed for such
locally inspired works as “El Mercado,” “El Paso
Navidad” and “Avenida Juárez.”
Other featured artists include Teresa
Fernandez, Bill Sullivan, Manuel Acosta, Bill
Rakocy, Candy Mayer, Vincent Peterson, Evelyn
Ainsa, Mark Paulda, Francisco Romero and
Mauricio Mora.
An open call for artist for the upcoming
“Drawing: The Essence of Art” exhibit is being
held through June 20. Area artists may submit
high quality images for consideration via email
at There is no entry fee.
International Museum of Art — 1211
Montana. The museum is operated by the
International Association for the Visual Arts in
the historic Turney Home. Hours are 1 to 5
p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Admission is
free. Information: 543-6747 or internationalmu-
Showing June 5-21: El Paso County Student
Art Awards. The exhibition features more than
300 works by student artists in grade 3 through
12 El Paso County schools. Works include
painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, design
and more. Opening reception and awards cere-
mony is 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 5.
The Heritage Gallery (lower level) features
“The Mexican Revolution Exhibition: 1910-
1920” featuring murals by Bill Rakocy and
Mario Parra depicting various events from the
Mexican Revolution, a collection of rare, mat-
ted photographs, Pancho Villa’s death mask and
a life-size figure of Villa.
Pastel Society of El Paso — The society’s
monthly meeting is 1 p.m. Thursday, June 10,
at the International Museum of Art, 1211
Montana. The program will be on figure draw-
ing with a short demo by Manny Guerra with a
live model present. Guerra will also give indi-
vidual instruction. Anyone interested in the pas-
tel medium may join in if they bring their own
materials. Information: 581-4971.

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• Golden Eagle Gallery, 1501 Main. Currently
Art Scene featured are works by Mario Parra, Al Borrego,
Cont’d from Page 45 Laurel Roberts, Pauline Raedeke, Nasario
Olvera, Romi Saenz, Hawkins, Miguel Varela,
Warren Smart, Annette Paajanen, Yamina Gant,
“PEEPshow” — The Photography Bill Rakocy, Francisco Miranda S., Betty Ott and
Enthusiasts of El Paso’s 2010 show runs June
Marjorie Carrasco.
26-July 28 at Rulis’ International Kitchen, 318
• Horseshoe Gallery — 1500 Main.
N. Mesa (facing San Jacinto Plaza). The exhibit
Information: 345-5594. Artists featured include
includes film and digital work by photographers
Ralph Rodriguez, Bob Adams, Connie Weaver,
from the El Paso/Juárez region. Information:
Judy Hampton, Mario Parra, Jim Pritchett,
Stephanie Conroy, Nina Walker, Wendy Reyes,
PEEP is a nonprofit organization, founded in
Pauline Raedeke, Maria Branch and Andy
1986, devoted to film and digital photography
in and around El Paso, Texas, Juarez, Mexico
and Southeast New Mexico. Sunland Art Gallery — The El Paso Art
Association co-op gallery is in Sunland Park
Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald Mall, second level across from The Greenery,
Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is next to Sun
with 30 El Paso artists represented. Hours are
Bowl Stadium (off Dawson Drive). Hours are
10 a.m. to 8.m. Monday through Saturday,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Information: 584-3117
Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and noon to
5 p.m. Saturday. Information: 747-6151,
Individuals or groups interested in having a or
show at the gallery in 2010 can call 833-0636
or 474-0053.
Showing through Aug. 7:
Showing June 1-29: “Occasionally...Life
• “Up Against the Wall,” jointly curated by
Happens,” works by Connie Weaver. Weaver
Rubin director Kate Bonansinga and UTEP
uses acrylics, pastels and watercolors to create
graphic design faculty. This bold and colorful
landscapes, still lifes and figurative work.
display of more than 70 posters is the first
Opening reception is 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday,
exhibition in the center’s Mexico 2010 series,
June 4.
and highlights the power of design from the
All artists are invited to submit entries for the
Mexican Revolution to the present day by
August show “Figuratively Speaking II” (figures,
engaging people in creative thinking about
people, portraits) and the November show
world problems. Artists are Fang Chen,
“Viva Mexico” in honor of the centennial cele-
Seymour Chwast, Paul Davis, Alice
bration of the Mexican Revolution. Call gallery
Drueding/Joe Scorsone, Milton Glaser, Brad
or Cil Abeyta at 474-0053 for details.
Holland, Yossi Lemel, Luba Lukova, Alejandro
Magallanes, Mirko ILIC Corp. Lanny Sommese, Susan Eisen Gallery — 5857 N. Mesa, Ste.
James Victore, Lourdes Zolezzi. 19. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
• “Solidarity and Struggle” complements “Up Saturday. Various media featured,. Information:
Against the Wall” with 16 historic posters from 584-0022 or
Mexico’s foremost political workshop, Taller Now showing is “Full Circle” abstract jewelry
Grafico Popular (borrowed from the University art in argentium silver, gold, and diamonds by
of New Mexico Art Museum collection) and Susan Eisen, goldsmith and designer. The exhib-
several copies of the illustrated political maga- it is in conjunction with the sponsorship of
zine El Hijo Ahuizote (borrowed from C.L. “Bedazzled: 5000 Years of Jewelry” at the El
Sonnichesen Special Collections Department of Paso Museum of Art.
UTEP’s University Library), all of which are his-
torical precedents to contemporary protest art.
Thunderbird Lodge — 601 W. San Antonio
(at West Hwy 90) in Marfa, Texas. Showing
• SunKoo Yuh creates ceramic sculptures com-
through July 16: “Invisible Tread,” photo-
posed of tight groupings of various forms to
graphs by Danielle Rubi. All images in the group
imply narratives suggesting socio-political cri-
were shot on Rubi’s favorite camera, a 1949
tique. Korean art and Buddhist, Christian and
square format Rolleiflex. Information: (432)
Confucian iconography also inform some
729-1984 or
aspects of his imagery. Yuh earned the grand
prize in the Second World Ceramic Biennale Western Impressions Art Show - Entries
2003 Korea International Competition, and in are being taken for El Paso Art Association’s
2006, was awarded a grant in sculpture from annual juried western-themed art show that
the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Yuh, a native of runs June 12-July 7, at Main Street Gallery,
South Korea, is associate professor of art at the 1456 in San Elizario. Gala opening is 6 to 9 p.m.
University of Georgia. Saturday, June 12. Admission is free.
The Rubin Center is proud offers a wide Information: 534-7377 or
range of high-quality summer programs for
children, families and youth in a diverse range
of media including collage, screen-printing, digi- Young Artist poster contest submis-
tal design and polymer clay. Registration infor- sions — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald Rubin
mation: Center for the Visual Arts is taking submissions
through June 25 for its area-wide “Art Takes
San Elizario galleries — Three galleries Action: Young Artists Speak Out Poster
are now open near the San Elizario Plaza on Contest and Exhibition” to be featured this
the Mission Trail. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. summer at City Hall’s Exhibition Gallery.
Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. High school youth who were in grades 9-12
Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. during the 2009-2010 academic year can reflect
Information. 851-0041. the power of graphic design as reflected
• Main Street Gallery, 1456 Main. Hours are 10 Rubin’s current exhibits “Up Against the Wall”
a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 and “Solidarity and Struggle.” Entries accepted
a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. on the third floor of the Rubin Center, during
Information: normal gallery hours. Winners will be
Currently showing is “The American Dream” announced on Tuesday, June 29. Information:
collective exhibit. Featured artists include Rudi 747-6164 or
Leidelmeyer, Stephanie Conroy, Margaret Posters should be on the subject of social or
Heath, Nina Cobb Walker, Al Borrego and
Candy Mayer.
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through photographs, documents, artifacts and
Art Scene narrative.
Cont’d from Page 46 Cutter Gallery — 2640 El Paseo (at
dimensional posters in all media accepted, University), Las Cruces. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5
posters must be between 11”x17” and 24”x36” p.m. Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
in size. Artists selected by jurors on the basis of Saturday. Information: (575) 541-0658.
quality of concept, design, craftsmanship and Showing through June 9: Humorous and col-
originality. Prizes awarded in several categories. orful paintings by Francisco Romero.
Las Cruces Museum of Art — 491 N.
Las Cruces/Mesilla Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 9 a.m. to
‘5,000 Flowers Commemorative 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Closed
Exhibit’— The GFWC Progress Club’s 9-11 Sunday and Monday. Information: (575) 541-
commemorative project reminds participating 2137 or
artists blocks must be returned by June 15 to Showing June 4-Aug. 21: “Jewelry As Art,”
the Branigan Cultural Center or mailed to contemporary fine art jewelry and metal sculp-
Rebecca Courtney, 1805 Pinehurst, Las Cruces, tures by New Mexico State University MFA
88011. Information: Rebecca Courtney, (575) candidate Kathleen Carricaburu. Carricaburu
522-8243 or; has taught silver-smithing at the Kimball Art
Sharlene Glock (575) 526-9212 or Center, and her work has been exhibited throughout her home state of Utah. Opening
reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 4.
Branigan Cultural Center — Branigan
Building, 501 N. Main, (Downtown Mall) Las Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery —
Cruces. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday 2470-A Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, across
through Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. from the Fountain Theatre. Hours are 10 a.m.
Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2154 to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon
or to 5 p.m. Sunday. New works displayed every
Showing June 4-26: Recent works by the three months. Information: (575) 522-2933 or
Mesilla Valley Fractal Artists
Fractal art is a relatively new form of visual art June’s featured artists are Betty Sweeney and
derived from mathematical formulas and algo- Louise Lockhart, both members of New
rithms. Artists create abstract images using Mexico Watercolor Society. Sweeney’s primary
computer software. The NOVA documentary, medium is watercolor but dapples in oil.
“Fractals, Hunting the Hidden Dimension,” will Lockhart works mainly in watercolor, painting
be shown at 10 a.m. Saturdays. landscapes, buildings, flowers and animals.
Opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June
Potters Guild show call for artists —
4, as part of the First Friday Ramble.
Las Cruces Potters Build is seeking fiber artists
An after-hours tour of the exhibit, fractal
for a collaboration art ceramic pieces for its
demonstration and gallery talk is 5:30 p.m.
“Fire and Fiber” juried show Friday, July 2, at
Friday, June 18.
the Branigan Cultural Center in Las Cruces.
Showing through July 24: “Bittersweet
Potters and ceramists seek to work with other
Harvest: Bracero Program, 1942-1964.” The
artists in various fields including wood, paper,
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition
fabric or other fibers. Information: Linda
reveals the “bittersweet” struggle of the largest
Reeder-Sanchez: (575) 644-4156.
guest worker program in U.S. history. The
Emergency Farm Labor Program, more famil- Preston Contemporary Art Center —
iarly known as the bracero program, enabled 1755 Avenida de Mercado (end of Calle de
about 2 million Mexicans to work in the United Mercado). Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday
States on short-term labor contracts during through Saturday; by appointment only Sunday
World War II. and Monday. Information: (575) 523-8713 or
Included in the bilingual exhibition are oral
histories, quotes and photographs by Leonard Showing through June 26: 2010 Spring
Nadel, a photographer who in 1956 exposed Exhibition featuring works that exhibit strong
employer violations endured by many braceros. personal insights in a variety of mediums by
Programs planned in conjunction with the Janet Ballweg, Julieanne Kost, Svala Olafsdottir,
exhibit include: Carol Weber and Jean Reece Wilkey.
• “Los Braceros: Strong Arms to Aid the
U.S.A.” documentary and lecture at 7 p.m. Rio Grande Theatre Galleries — 211
Wednesday, June 9. The documentary pro- Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Hours are 9
vides an overview of the Bracero program. a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Minnie Cheatum will share her remembrances Information: (575) 523-6403.
as a clerk at the Rio Vista Processing Center in Showing in June in both galleries is “One
Socorro, Texas. World,” photographic works by local filmmaker
• A guided tour of the exhibit is 2 p.m. Mark Vasconcellos. The exhibition features 20
Thursday, June 10. color and black & white images taken during his
• Bracero Oral Histories will be taken by Dr. travels throughout the world. Artist reception
Kristine Navarro and the Institute of Oral is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 4, as part of the
History at UTEP 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Downtown Art Ramble.
June 26, from anyone who had contact with
the Bracero program. The oral history program Tombaugh Gallery — First Unitarian
is an official partner of the Bracero Archives. Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S.
Information: Solano. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The center hosts a History Notes informal Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Information:
discussion 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 8. Guest (575) 522-7281 or
speaker is Cameron Saffell, Curator of History Showing June 6-July 2: ArtForms “Inside the
and Oral History Program director at New Box” exhibit. The exhibit features work in all
Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum, who will talk media that conforms or fits in a range of sizes
about the Bracero Program. from a matchbox (1” x 2” 1/2”) to a shoebox
The permanent display, “Las Cruces: (12” x 18” x 6”). Opening reception is noon to
Crossroads of History,” features a comprehen- 2 p.m. Sunday, June 6.
sive look at the history of Las Cruces and the
Mesilla Valley spanning the past 400 years
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Juárez violence divides art communities
or years, there has been a viable give When the Villistas came through, they did- tion, my son and his friends have gone
and take between the art communi- n’t recognize him. So thanks to his ingenu- down with a little police guard to bring my
ties of El Paso and Cd. Juárez. ity, he managed to make it safely across things back — a 20-foot relief piece, my
However, violence across the border has the border, saving his life and (those) of paddles, my sculptures, etc. However, my
not only slowed that interchange to a trick- his children.” wall was only half finished when I left,
le, but several well-known artists have His son Jose Felix Gandara (Mago’s and I think the most painful of all of my
actually had to seek sanctuary in the U.S. father, born in 1898) was a photographer experiences was leaving that behind.”
Joe Parades, owner of Art and Framing and gallery owner who became widely
on Mesa, represents artists living and known for beautiful tinted photographs San Eli: a budding art mecca
working in Juárez, such as Noel Espinoza depicting the desert landscapes of the
Talk is being bandied about that San
and Fernando Flores, and reports that both region.
Elizario might be destined to become El
artists are still painting and bringing work Mago shares, “He was very involved in
Paso’s newest art center. This reality seems
over to this side of the border on a regular the arts both here and in Santa Fe, connect-
plausible, with four galleries operating full
basis. According to what he has been told, ing with painters there like Nicols (Audley
time Tuesday through Sunday and the fact
however, exhibitions are not taking place Dean) and others who often used his pho-
that eight artists have also established indi-
in Juárez, because the artists have been tographs for reference. However, he was
When asked how the continued violence vidual studios bordering the San Elizario
threatened with extortion if they try to dis- very active in the Cristero movement, a
has impacted artists on both sides of the Plaza. Al Borrego relates that visitors will
play their work. group of men, mostly Catholics, who
border, Tomor commented, “Over the now be able to view work by more than
Despite these unsettled conditions, banded together to protect the clerics in
years, I have found that our El Paso artists 100 artists, both regional and as distant as
Michael Tomor, director of the El Paso Mexico. He was arrested in 1927 by the
have sometimes felt separated from Juárez, Santa Fe, who will be showing their work
Museum of Art, relates that plans are still Mexicans for smuggling arms and was
and Juárez artists also feel separated from there on a regular basis.
proceeding for the highly acclaimed scheduled to be executed. At the last
El Paso. These feelings were due largely to The Horseshoe Gallery and the Protzman
Binational Art Exhibition, scheduled to moment, he was saved, probably though
not exhibiting in or being inspired by the Gallery inside the Adobe Horseshoe fea-
open Nov. 21, 2010, with works to hang bribes.
art communities of the sister cities. ture paintings with a Western theme, while
through Feb. 3, 2011. Each artist juried “As a result, President Hoover kicked
“That being said, the Border Biennial has the Golden Eagle across the street has a
into the exhibition has produced two works him out of the country, and he was excom-
addressed this issue for many who have more contemporary flair. The Main Street
of art, one of which will be displayed at municated by the Catholic Church, so he
never exhibited in each other’s country, not Gallery has become the primary gemstone
the El Paso Museum of Art and the other got it from both sides,” she says, with a
to mention each other’s city. Additionally, in this sparkling tiara of artistic offerings,
at a venue in Juárez. laugh. “Eventually, President Wilson gave
many of our sculptors were completely while one of the biggest draws yet on the
The Museo de Arte de Cd. Juárez, INBA him a pardon, but he was never the same
dependent on a foundry in Juárez to fabri- horizon is the rumored opening of studio
at the Pronaf, has been selected as that after that.”
cate their work. That foundry is now suf- space by the legendary Amado Peña.
venue. However, the facility is currently Mago notes that Jose went to Rome to try
fering not only from increased production The Adobe Horseshoe Dinner Theater is
undergoing major renovations. If these are to get back into the Church.
costs but also the economic downswing also back in business. Its first production,
not completed by October, the works will “While he was there, he went to the
related to restricted use by artists on both “The Midnight Rendezvous: Billy the Kid
be shown at the Centro Cultural Paso del shrine of Santa Margarita, and there he
sides of the border due to the violence.” and the Mystery of 1876,” will open a run
Norte, also in the Pronaf area. made the promise (that) if he was forgiven
With these issues in mind, it seems more on Saturday and Sunday, June 12–13, as
by the Church, he would name his daugh-
imperative than ever that the exchange of part of the gala events scheduled for the
ter after the saint. So my history begins
art and inspiration survive in spite of this “Billy the Kid” festival. A small restaurant
with Mexico and the revolution, and I’m
violent period in time. has already opened on the square, and
very aware of and still live under the ten-
Perhaps the story that brings the head- plans for a larger, upscale restaurant and
sion there today.”
lines up close and personal was related to bed and breakfast are on the drawing
Although Mago plied her talents on both
me by Mago Gandara, a beautiful lady board.
sides of the border, she lived and worked
who has been a staple of the El Given the momentum Borrego has
primarily out of a solar compound she
Paso/Juárez art communities for decades. already managed to achieve in San
built in hills just south of Juárez.
A painter, printmaker, muralist and sculp- Elizario, it looks like this area could actu-
“It was just raw land, but I created my
tor, Mago studied art at UTEP (Texas ally become the Santa Fe rival that area
solar environment with a small adobe
Western University) and at the Art Center artists have dreamed about for decades.
in Chicago, and her work, especially her One of her most notable pieces is
colorful mosaic murals, is known on both “Miraculous and Monumental,” a huge
Arts and ends
sides of the border. My sincerest apologies to Bill Herring
mural representing the union of the
Mago is the third generation of her fami- for a mistake in last month’s column. Mea
Christian (Virgin of Guadalupe) and the
ly that has had to flee Mexico. Her grand- culpa — how could I ever have imagined
Aztec cultures.
father, a lawyer, was attorney general for that the son of a dairy farmer from Clint
“I received a lot of commissions to do
the president of Mexico during the Villista would consider attending UT Austin? To
more monumental murals in Juárez based
period. set the record straight — Bill is a proud
on this piece,” she explains.
She recalls, “He was a very astute man. graduate of Texas A&M.
“I had university students, children and
When he began receiving death threats, he Congratulations to Anne Steinhauer. Her
other visitors come, so I was very happy
boarded the train for the U.S. and had his painting “Manifestation: A Distant Land”
for 40 years. So when the violence started
children each go into separate cars. There has been juried into the 25th Texas and
over there, I never dreamed I would be
were a group of Americans on the train, so Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition, spon-
tagged, because I wasn’t a business. Inside
he took off his glasses and sat with them sored by the Irving Art Association, Irving,
the compound, I had a 25-foot-high wall
carrying on a conversation in English. Texas. The exhibition, which includes
going all around the land, and I was deco-
entries from New Mexico, Texas,
rating it with murals that were a tribute to
Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas, opens
the daily lives of the people of that
May 23 and will run through June 26.
I would love to share good news from
“Then the sicharios — violent, common
more artists, but I need your assistance in
criminals — came looking for me, asking,
letting me know the specifics. Please e-
‘Whose wall is that with the little pieces of
mail me at I
glass? We’re going to take care of it for
need the information on or before the 8th
her, but she will have to pay us.’
of each month, prior to the publication of
“That’s the way they treat the little store
the following issue.
owners, so I decided it was time for me to
leave. I managed to get out just the day
before they came in March. I’m grateful to
Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer
have another home here in El Paso, so now
specializing in the visual arts.
I’m just starting over. In fear and trepida-
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Art Scene 13. Cost varies depending on workshop.
Information: Linda Carter, 1-888-682-3601 or
Cont’d from Page 46
The Village of Cloudcroft has hosted the sum-
The gallery is taking proposals for its 2011
mer art workshops for more than 50 years.
exhibition schedule through Sept. 1. Details:
Workshops offered for all levels, led by accom-
plished area artists.
Also • June 14-18 — Ron Ranson, watercolor
• June 21-25 — David Barranti, motiva-
Blue Dome Gallery — 307 N. Texas Street tional drawing
in Silver City, N.M. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. • June 28-July 2 — Joseph Bohler, water-
Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 color
p.m. Sunday. Information (575) 534-8671 or • June 28-July 2 — Krystyna Robbins, oil • July 12-16 — JoBeth Gilliam, water-
Showing through July 30: color
• “Coming Home,” pottery by Jamie Zane • July 19-23 — Cathy McAnally Lubke,
Smith. creative mixed media
• “Desert Exposure,” painting and sculpture by • July 21-25 — Carlynne Hershberger and
Barbara Nance. Kelli Money Huff, colored pencil/multimedia
Artist reception for both exhibits is 4 to 7 • July 26-30 — Ken Hosmer, watercolor
p.m. Friday, May 28. • July 26-30 — Carl Purcell, drawing/water-
Lincoln County Art Expo — Lincoln color
County Gallery Association’s annual art tour • Aug. 2-6 — Caroline Jasper, oil and acrylics
Friday and Saturday, June 25-26. The tour • Aug. 2-6 — Bob Rohm, pastels and oil
includes 17 locations in an Ruidoso area, show- • Aug. 9-13 — Judi Betts, transparent water-
casing the works of more than 500 artists. The color.
event features art demonstrations, guest artists, The Portfolio Show — A group of Sierra
entertainment, refreshments or prizes and par- County artists will present and exhibit and sale
ticipating galleries. Information: (575) 257-8549 featuring work from their personal portfolios 1
or to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 6, at the Hillsboro
Participating galleries include Annn Buell Fine Community Center, 316 Eleanor, in Hillsboro,
Art, Square Moon Gallery, DJ’s Jewelry, Gallery N.M. No credit card sales. Information: Nolan
408, Josie’s Framery, Carrizozo Clay, Piñon Winkler (575) 895-5360 or
Pottery, The Adobe, Studio W, Tanner
Tradition, Avalon Gallery, Simon Gomez, Participating artists include James Gasowski
Mountain Arts Gallery and Framing, Gallery (paintings on paper and unstretched canvas);
401, Mountain Annie’s Dinner Theatre, Julie Shufelt (presenting Robert ‘Shoofly’
Malkerson Modern and California Colors. Shufelt’s prints and her own mixed media art-
Living Desert Show — The Carlsbad Area work); Mark Nero (prints of vintage, local his-
Art Association’s annual show is 9 a.m. to 5 toric photographs); R. Wm. Winkler (colla-
p.m. June 25-July 4, at Living Desert Zoo and graphs); William Brown (color photographic
Gardens State Park in Carlsbad, N.M. featuring prints); Susan Christie (monotypes and ink
desert-themed artwork including pottery, jew- paintings); John Flannery (photographic prints);
elry, sculpture, paintings, and more. Show is Nolan Winkler (monotypes, etchings and draw-
free with park admission. Information: (575) ings) and more.
887-5516. thetheatregallery — Black Box Theatre
To get there: Take U.S. 285 north of Carlsbad; lobby, 430 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces.
follow signs to the park. Open one hour prior to Black Box performanc-
New Mexico Watercolor Society es. Information: (575) 523-1223.
exhibit — The society’s Southern Chapter Showing in June: works by visual artists creat-
will host an exhibit and sale of works by 16 ed in response to the musical selections used in
local watercolorists through Sept. 14 in the the “Chance” performance.
new Adobe Cafe, in the Caballero Plaza, 2521
Avenida de Mesilla in Las Cruces. Information:
(575) 521-7090.
Percha Creek Traders — NM 152 in
downtown Hillsboro, N.M. (18 miles west of I-
25 at exit 63). Percha Creek Traders are local
artists who operate a cooperative store. Hours
are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through
Sunday. Information: (575) 895-5116 or per-
Showing through June 13: “The Sawdust
Dudes” exhibit, featuring woodworks by Bob
Shipley and Geno Washburn.
Pinos Altos Church Gallery — The his-
toric Pinos Altos Church gallery on Golden
Ave. in Pinos Altos, N.M., operated by the
Grant County Art Guild, features arts and
crafts by local artists. The gallery remains open
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays only
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 3.
Information: (575) 538-8216.
Summer Art Workshops — Cloudcroft
Art Workshops will host its 2009 fine art work-
shops at the “Old Red School House” (Public
Library” in Cloudcroft, N.M. through Aug.

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Operation Torch, 1942:
Allies launch strike at Racking Up History
by Bill Rakocy
German-held N. Africa
War is often horrible and innocent folk
are tossed helter-skelter into it … and
more often than not are asked to pay for
it and fight in it. Yet it takes hard, realis-
tic-thinking leaders to bring a country
through such costly and tragic times.
Such was a major battle in World War II
— Operation Torch, an operation to
invade North Africa.
The war for the Allies had not gone
well. The Japanese had driven the
Americans out of the Philippines — and
the British out of Hong Kong, Malaya,
Singapore and Burma.
On the Eastern front in Europe, Hitler’s
army had whipped Stalin’s forces and
moved east and south. Gen. George S. Patton
In June 1942, German Gen. Rommel
had captured Tobruk, with German forced to
Afrika Korps having reached within 80 “get
miles of Cairo. along and
British Prime Minister Winston pull for
Churchill would not agree to a cross- the gener-
channel operation in 1942 by the British, al thrust
believing that a great loss to them would and
be tragic. Thus, the American Army course of
would have to land at Casablanca in victory.”
French North Africa under Gen. George Patton’s
Patton in Operation Torch. Three task message
forces were involved to execute this to his
complex operation, whose goals were troops
accomplished with élan, virtue and grit. had his
How would the French react to the usual dra-
Allies landing? The Vichy French gov- matic
ernment, controlled by the Germans, had flair:
“We are Gen. Erwin Rommel
60,000 soldiers in Morocco. Would they
fight their former allies or turn against now on our
occupying powers? Another mystery was way to force a landing on the coast of
what the Arabs and Berbers would do. Northwest Africa. We are to be congratu-
More than 30 years earlier, a U.S. lated because we have been chosen as
Cavalry magazine had reported that the the units of the United States Army to
collected tribes of North Africa consisted take part in this great American effort.
of forces organized in bodies called “Our mission is threefold. First to cap-
“Reha” made up of 500 men command- ture a beachhead, second to capture the
ed by “Kaid al Reha,” under five “Kaids city of Casablanca, third to move against
al Mia” who command 100 men each. the German wherever he may be and
The pasha, or governor, of each tribe destroy him. …
was appointed by the sultan. “We may be opposed by a limited num-
All this added to the complexity of ber of Germans. It is not known whether
Operation Torch. Heading the operation the French army will contest our land-
was Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, who ing. … When the great day of battle
set up his headquarters in Gibraltar. comes, remember your training and
There was much disagreement remember that speed and vigor of attack
between the British and American are the sure roads to success. … During
forces. The Brits wanted an invasion the first days and nights after you get
well inside the Mediterranean, whereas ashore, you must work unceasingly,
the USA wanted it on the Atlantic coast regardless of sleep, regardless of food. A
in the area of Casablanca, with three or pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.
four ports that could be won and used to “The eyes of the world are watching
the Allies’ advantage. Leading the way us. … God is with us. … We will surely
would be a general who could — and win.”
would — storm the gates of hell: Patton. A total of more than 63,000 troops
The inter-Allies debate continued on attacked Casablanca, Oran and Algiers
Sept. 5, 1942. Churchill and President on Nov. 8, 1942. The battle for control
Roosevelt called one another. Churchill of North Africa lasted six months, with
said, “We agree to the military layout the Afrika Korps finally surrendering
you propose.” Roosevelt replied, May 7, 1943. The success of Operation
“Hurrah!” Torch not only paved the way for the
Yet the American Navy and Army were invasion of Italy, but also forged an
hardly on speaking terms, one British effective high command among the
general said. Navy Adm. Ernest King American and British forces.
threatened to recommend withdrawing
naval forces unless the army “sacked” Bill Rakocy is an El Paso artist and
Patton. But like it or not, they were historian. Information: 584-9716.

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El Paso Zoo — 4001 E. Paisano. Zoo sum- 25-27. Reservations for those wishing to stay
mer entrance hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. indoors overnight due by June 19.
daily. Zoo admission is $10 for ages 13 to 61; Information/reservations: Ursula Sherrill, 526-
$7.50 for ages 62 and older and active duty mil- 7725 or
itary (including spouse) with ID; $6 ages 3 to • A weekend birding trip to Lincoln National
12; and free for ages 2 and under. Zoo mem- Forest is July 23-25. Reservations for those
bers admitted free. Information: 532-8156, wishing to stay indoors overnight due by July
521-1850 or ends at the Calle de Norte (Mesilla) Bridge. 17. Information/reservations: Ursula Sherrill,
A giraffe exhibit will open in June, joining the Kid’s Fishing Day at Grindstone Lake Registration begins at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $10 526-7725 or
new Africa section’s lion exhibit, meerkat habi- — Free fishing for kids is offered 9 a.m. to per raft in advance; $20 on race day per vessel
noon Saturday, June 5, at Grindstone Reservoir and two participants (plus $5 for each addition- Garden Talks at Ardovino’s Desert
tat and El Paso Electric Kalahari Research
in Ruidoso, N.M. in celebration of Kids Fishing al crew member age 13 and older). At least half Crossing — Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One
Month. Canoe rides, games and prizes and chil- of crew members in kids’ division must be 13 Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, will host free
World Ocean Day presentations are 11 a.m.
dren’s activities also offered. Information: or older. Teams may pre-register at the talks on various aspects of gardening with Texas
and 3 p.m. and Sunday, June 6, at the sea lion
Ruidoso’s parks and recreation department: Environmental Center. Refreshments served at AgriLife Extension Service Master Gardeners 8
exhibit. Information on protecting oceans avail-
(575) 257-5030 finish line. Spectator admission is free. to 8:30 to 9 a.m. Saturdays on the patio during
able at Paraje Discovery Center.
Information or registration: (575) 522-5552 or their weekly farmers’ market. Information:
Military, Law Enforcement and Fire Day hon- White Sands Institute — White Sands 240-7414.
oring those who serve in these fields is National Monument and NMSU-Alamogordo
To be eligible for prizes, vessels must be non- • June 5 — “Vegetable Gardening,” Bill Hodge
Saturday, June 12. hosts a new series of community education
motorized and made mostly or entirely of recy- • June 12 — “Home Irrigation,” Rex Morris
Daily encounters include California Sea Lion classes during the summer months, ranging
cled materials. • June 19 — “Fertilizing in Summer,” Joe
Training and Meet the Keeper presentations at from art to natural history. All classes meet at Falkner
11 a.m. and 3 p.m. White Sands National Monument. El Paso Cactus and Rock Club — The • June 26 — “Tomatoes at Home,” Bill Hooten.
Asian Elephant Training Encounters scheduled Information/registration: (575) 679-2599. club meets at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 5. Virginia
daily. Information: Classes are geared towards grade 10 through Morris and Jack Makepeace will discuss “Non- Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park —
Zoo Camp runs June 7-Aug. 9. This year’s adult, and include easy-level hikes, with some Cactus Succulents.” Information/location: 240- 5000 Calle del Norte in Mesilla. Guided Bird
theme is “Lions and Meerkats.” off-trail walks. 7414 or 833-7637. tours are 7:15 to 8:45 a.m. the first Saturday of
• New Discoveries! The Moths of White Sands every month, hosted by Mesilla Valley Audubon
National Trails Day — The Bridal Veil Falls El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society
— Friday and Saturday, June 11-12, instructed Society’s Nancy Stotz. Day use fee: $5 per
Rail Trail outside of High Rolls, N.M., will be trips — The society hosts field trips to various
by Eric Metzler. Cost: $55. vehicle ($40 annual pass). Information: (575)
dedicated at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 5. The 1.5- birding sites in the region. Non-members and
• Evolution in Black and White: White Lizards 523-4298 or
mile trail, which will be opened to the public guests welcome on all field trips. Bring lunch,
at White Sands — Friday, June 18, instructed Bird Migration Tours are 7:15 to 8:45 a.m.
that day, was constructed on the original rail binoculars, and dress appropriately for weather
by Jeanne Robertson. Cost: $55. Saturdays.
grade of the Alamogordo and Sacramento and terrain. Information: 526-7725 or trans-
• White Sands Watercolors — Thursday A National Trails Day celebration is 7:30 a.m.
Mountain Railway. The dedication is at the falls,
through Saturday, Oct. 21-23, instructed by Saturday, June 5, beginning with a bird tour
which is a challenging half-mile walk from the • A field trip to view snowy egrets, cattle
Dan Stouffer. Cost: $175. and followed at 8 a.m. with a Nature Hike.
parking area off Fresnal Canyon Road. For egrets and black-crowned night herons departs NMSU Professor of Plant and Environmental
more information and map, go to nmrailsto- Raft the Rio Festival — The Southwest at 7:15 a.m. Saturday, June 5, from the parking Sciences John Bill Lindeman will host an “All Environmental Center’s 13th annual event is lot of Burlington Coat Factory (take Yarbrough About Composting” workshop at 10 a.m.
Guests can take guided and unguided hikes on Saturday, June 12, in Las Cruces. A kids’ race Exit 28B on I-10). Information: Bob Johnson, Saturday, June 19.
the new trail, and also Salado Canyon Rail Trail starts at 10 a.m. and the 3-mile open race at 751-0125,
(1 mile) and Grand View Rail Trail (1 mile). 10:15 a.m. at La Llorona Park on Picacho and • A weekend at Gila National Forest is June
Water and light refreshments provided. Please see Page 52

June 2010 El Paso Scene Page 51

many other amenities. Admission is free.
Nature Information/rentals: El Paso Parks and
Cont’d from Page 51 Recreation, 541-4331.
Master Gardener Sylvia Hacker presents talk El Paso Astronomy Club — The club
“The Forgotten Pollinators” about humming- meets 7 to 9 p.m. the third Friday of every
birds, beetles, flies, butterflies, moths, and oth- month at EPISD’s Gene Roddenberry
ers at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 26. Planetarium, 6531 Boeing. Meetings include
guest speakers and workshops to aid beginners
Natural History Outings — The in the use of telescopes and identifying objects
Southwest Environmental Center of Las Cruces
in the night sky. Everyone is welcome.
offers “Back by Noon” field trips departing
Admission is free. Information: 779-4317 or
from the center at 275 Downtown Mall on
selected Saturdays. Usual departure time is 8
a.m. Binoculars recommended. Advance regis- El Paso Ridge Walkers — The hiking club
tration required. Information/reservations: offers hikes every weekend, choosing from two
(575) 522-5552 or dozen hikes around the region, including hikes
Trip details: in the Franklin and Organ Mountains,
• June 5 — Chihuahuan Desert Arthropods in Guadalupe Mountains, as well as flatter hikes
Las Cruces. along the Rio Grande and Stahmann’s Pecan
• June 19 — Urban burrowing owls in Las Orchard. Day trips range from White Sands to
Cruces. Albuquerque. Hikes range from 6 to 10 miles.
Information: Charlie Topp, 755-7789 or elpa-
Friends of the Mesilla Valley Bosque
Park — The nonprofit group meets at 6:30
p.m. Monday, June 7, at Mesilla Valley Bosque Sierra Club hikes — The El Paso Regional
State Park, 5000 Calle del Norte in Mesilla, Group of the Sierra Club offers field trips
N.M. Park fee waived for those attending almost every weekend; open to non-members.
meeting. Information: (575) 523-8009. Most outings have a limit of 12 persons. The
club encourages donations of at least $2 or $3
El Paso Native Plant Society — The per person per event to help with publicity and
society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 10,
administrative expenses. Web: texas.sierra-
at El Paso Garden Center, 3105 Grant. Rio
Grande Basin Program manager Elizabeth
The general meeting is at 7:30 p.m. on the
Verdeccia will talk about the “Texas Clean
last Wednesday of every month; location varies.
Rivers” project, administered by the U.S.
Information/location: 309-5419.
Section of the International Boundary and
Water Commission. Free and open to the pub- Franklin Mountains State Park — The
lic. Information: 240-7414. 24,000-acre park extends north from the heart
of El Paso to the New Mexico state line. Most
Master Gardeners Second Saturday – hiking and mountain-biking trails begin in the
Texas AgriLive Extension Service’s second
Tom Mays area, off Transmountain Road on the
Saturday lecture is 10 a.m. Saturday, June 12,
west side of the park (east of I-10).
at the El Paso Garden Center, 3105 Grant.
Entry fees are $4 per person, free for age 12
June’s program is “Container Gardening” with
and under (with family). Hours are 8 a.m. to 5
Master Gardener Maria Cortes Gonzalez.
p.m. daily. Information: 566-6441.
Admission is free. Information: 240-7414.
Park rangers will answer questions and give
National Parks and Nature Series – short talks 10 a.m. to noon Sundays in the
Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Wildlife Viewing Area.
Marcial, will host a free showing of film on the Guided hikes to Mundy’s Gap, Schaeffer
Gila Cliff Dwellings at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Shuffle and West Cottonwood Spring, Aztec
June 16. The public is invited; special invitation Caves, Smuggler’s Pass and West Cottonwood
extended to school and after-school groups. Springs begin at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday,
Information: Scott Einberger at 915-532-7273 June 5-6 and June 19-20. Hikes range in dis-
ext. 127 or tance and difficulty. Park entry fee required plus
$3 activity fee. Reservations required: 566-
Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso 6441, ext. 24 or
Desert Botanical Garden — 4200 (tours also may be given any weekend by
Doniphan (across from Frontera). Hours are 10 advance reservation).
a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays year • A Junior Ranger Hike is 9 a.m. Saturday,
round. Admission: $2 ($1 children, seniors and May 29 and June 5. Kids will learn about the
military). Information: 584-0563, keystone- park’s Junior Ranger program, hike to West or Cottonwood Spring and the Mineshaft, and
The park’s 2-acre Botanical Garden, funded learn about plants and animals of the
by the Rotary Club of El Paso and the Junior Chihuahuan Desert. Call for reservations.
League, features native plants, amphitheater, • A Moonlight Hike to Mundy’s Gap is 8 p.m.
butterfly garden, wedding garden, children’s Saturday, June 12. Moderate difficulty.
maze, and a Butterfly House. • A Full Moon Hike to Upper Sunset Loop is 8
Keystone Heritage Park has 189 species of p.m. Saturday, June 26. Easy to moderate.
migratory and local birds, and a 4,500-year-old
archaeological site. Feather Lake Wildlife Sanctuary —
The site is open for bird watching at dawn on 9500 North Loop. The 43.5-acre site is man-
the last Saturday of the month and dusk on the aged by El Paso’s Audubon Society. A variety of
last Sunday of the month. migratory birds, as well as some year-round
Keystone’s Chihuahuan Desert Experience species, can be seen there. Open to the public
(immediately west of the wetland) is open daily 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays and 2 p.m. to dusk
from 7 a.m. to noon for walking and bird Sundays. Admission is free. Information: 545-
watching. 5157 or 747-8663. The next bi-monthly work-
day is 8 a.m. Saturday, June 5.
Municipal Rose Garden — The garden at
3418 Aurora (at Copia), opens to the public 8 Rio Bosque Wetlands Park — UTEP’s
a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Oct. 30, except for Center for Environmental Resource
official holidays. The Garden, which opened in Management offers free guided walking tours
1958, has many types of roses at the sprawling and other activities at Rio Bosque Wetlands
park area with a water fall, shade canopy and
Please see Page 53
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8 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Sept. 12. All visitors
Nature must exit the park by one hour after sunset.
Cont’d from Page 52 Entrance fee: $3 age 17 and older. Free for
children. Information: (575) 479-6124, ext. 236
Park in El Paso’s Mission Valley. Tours last about
or (575) 679-2599, ext. 232; or go to
two hours. Information: 747-8663 or rio- Upcoming events:
Ranger-guided Sunset Stroll Nature Walks
• Bird Tour, 8 a.m. Sunday, June 6.
begin one hour before sunset daily.
• Introductory Tour, 8 a.m. Saturday, June 12.
Patio talks are 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and
• A Community Workday is 8 to 11 a.m.
Sundays at the Visitor Center.
Saturday, June 19.
A Full Moon Hike is 8 p.m. Friday, June 25.
• Monthly faunal monitoring is 7 to 10 a.m.
Admission is free, but reservations required as
Saturday, June 26.
space is limited. Register at
Meeting place is a bridge crossing Riverside
Full Moon Night is 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June
Canal. Take Americas Ave. (Loop 375) to Pan
26, with live music by cowboy singer/musician
American Drive, turn left and travel 1.5 miles.
Skip Gorman and Celtic singer and poet
Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Connie Dover. No reservations accepted.
Site — The site is famed for many Native Lake Lucero tours are offered monthly. This
American rock paintings and unique geology. month’s tour is 5 p.m. Saturday, June 26.
Summer hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday
Carlsbad Caverns National Park — The
through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday
park is about 160 miles east of El Paso, off the
through Sunday. Admission: $5 (free for chil-
Carlsbad Highway (U.S. 62-180). Information:
dren 12 and younger). Additional cost for tours
(575) 785-2232 or
(including birding tour): $1 for ages 5 and older.
Summer hours (beginning Memorial Day) are
Information: 857-1135.
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily; tours available 8:30 a.m.
Pictograph, rock-climbing bouldering and hik-
to 5 p.m. Last entry into cave via natural
ing tours are available at 9 and 11 a.m.
entrance is 3:30 p.m. with last entry into cave
Wednesday through Sunday, by prior arrange-
via elevator 5 p.m.
ment. Call 849-6684.
Plan 3-1/2 hours for a walk-in tour and 1-1/2
The monthly birding tour is 7 to 9 a.m. on the
hours for Big Room tour. Cost is $6 ($3 for
third Saturday of the month (June 19).
ages 6-15 or seniors with discount card). The
Advance sign-up encouraged.
park’s audio self-guided tour is $3 extra (also
To get there: Take Montana Avenue (U.S.
available in Spanish).
Highway 62-180) all the way into the Hueco
For an extra fee ($8 adults, $4 youth and sen-
Mountains then turn left on Ranch Road 2775.
iors with card), visitors can go on a ranger-
North Mountain is available for self-guided
guided tour of the King’s Palace, Papoose
day use, for up to 70 people at a time. There is
Room, Queen’s Chamber and Green Lake
an annual orientation program for visitors.
Room; reservations are required.
Guided access is offered to the rest of the site.
The “bat season” generally lasts from late May
Call for reservations and other information:
through mid-October. Daily bat flight talks
(about 15 minutes long) are offered just before
Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park — sunset at the amphitheatre outside the natural
The park, part of Asombro Institute for Science entrance. Then — bats willing — visitors are
Education, is northeast of Las Cruces, off treated to the sunset spectacle of clouds of
Jornada Road. Admission is free; donation box bats flying out of the cave entrance.
at trailhead. Park hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Other special guided tours are available,
Tuesday through Saturday. Information: (575) including “Wild Cave Tours.”
524-3334 or
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Gila Cliff Dwellings National — 110 miles east of El Paso on the way to
Monument — 44 miles north of Silver City Carlsbad, the 86,416-acre park includes the
on NM Highway 15, the dwellings are in the highest point in Texas: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749
middle of the majestic Gila Wilderness, the first feet. Entry fee: $5 for ages 16 and older, good
and one of the largest wilderness areas. The for one week and all trails. Camping is $8 per
slow, winding mountain road between Silver
City and the dwellings takes about 1-1/2 hours Please see Page 54
to drive. Long trailers are advised to come up
the back way via NM 152 and 35 through the
Mimbres Valley. Entrance fee: $3 per person;
$10 per family. Information: (575) 536-9461 or
An free Astronomy Evening is Saturday, June
5, at the Aldo Leopold Amphitheater (adjacent
to the visitor center), featuring astronomer Dr.
Al Grauer. A “Make your own Star Wheel”
activity is 8 p.m. followed by the program
“Stars of the Gila” 8:45 p.m. with night sky
viewing (weather permitting) 9:15 to 11 p.m.
Telescopes provided by area astronomers; visi-
tors encouraged to bring their own field glasses
or telescopes.
A free ranger-guided one-hour tour of the TJ
Site begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 12. The
unexcavated surface pueblo is usually closed to
the public. Tour is limited to 20 people.
Reservations: (575) 536-9461.
White Sands National Monument —
The glistening gypsum dunes are about 15
miles southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S.
70. Hours are 7 a.m. through 9 p.m. through
May 27 and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 28-Sept. 6
for the Dunes Drive. Visitor Center hours are

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Nature (the eastern extension of University Avenue),
about 10 miles east of Las Cruces. The area,
Cont’d from Page 53 run by the federal Bureau of Land Management
in cooperation with the Nature Conservancy,
site per night. Information: (915) 828-3251.
includes the A.B. Cox Visitors’ Center, several
The park’s headquarters, visitors’ center and
hiking trails, and La Cueva Picnic Area. During
museum are at Pine Springs, off of U.S. 62-180.
the late spring and summer months, the visitor
Camping for tents and RVs, a nature trail, and
center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Access to the
ruins of the Butterfield Overland Mail Station
main trail to Dripping Springs is 8 a.m. to 5
are nearby. McKittrick Canyon Visitors’ Center
p.m. and the park is closed promptly at 7 p.m.
is seven miles east of Pine Springs, and offers
Admission is $3 per vehicle. No pets allowed
nature, canyon and geology trails. Winter hours
(except for assistance animals). Information:
are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(575) 522-1219.
On the north side of the park, accessible by a
110-mile drive around Carlsbad Caverns, is Aguirre Spring Campground — The
Dog Canyon Visitor Center and Campground. Organ Mountain recreational area, run by the
One of the best examples of a Permian Period federal Bureau of Land Management, is off U.S.
fossil reef, the national park offers camping and 70 about 15 miles east of Las Cruces. Fifty-five
more than 80 miles of trails. Hikes range from family camping and picnic sites, plus two group
easy, wheelchair-accessible nature trails to areas. Day-use fee is $3 per vehicle.
moderate (level, but rocky) canyon hikes to The Baylor Pass (hiking and horseback riding)
strenuous mountain hikes. and Pine Tree (hiking) trails begin at the camp-
ground. Information, group reservations: (575)
New Mexico State Parks — Day-use fee
is $5 when visiting any state park. Camping
fees: $8 for primitive site; $10 for developed Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State
site (electrical hookup $4 extra). All programs Park — Carlsbad, N.M. Admission: $5 ($3
are free with park entrance, unless otherwise ages 7-12; free for 6 and under). Hours: 9 a.m.
listed. Information: (575) 744-5998 or to 5 p.m. daily (last entry at 3:30 p.m.). Information: (575) 887-5516.
• Mesilla Valley Bosque Park — 5000 Calle del To get there: Take U.S. 285 north of Carlsbad;
Norte, Mesilla. Guided bird tours are first follow signs to the park.
Saturday of every month, hosted by Mesilla The Roadrunner Gem and Mineral Show is
Valley Audubon Society’s Nancy Stotz. Friday through Sunday, June 18-20, with
• City of Rocks State Park, north of Deming off exhibits and sale of minerals, fossils and jewelry.
U.S. 180. Information: (575) 536-2800. A The Carlsbad Area Art Association’s annual
“Rattlesnake Myths” presentation is 3 to 4 p.m. Living Desert Show runs June 25-July 4, fea-
every Saturday. turing desert-themed works by area artists.
• Oliver Lee State Park, Highway 54 south of A Music and the Moon performance featuring
Alamogordo at the Dog Canyon turnoff. the Carlsbad Community Band is 7 to 8 p.m.,
Information: (575) 437-8284. followed by the full moon walk 8:15 p.m.,
The Amateur Astronomers Group sponsors a Saturday, June 26. Admission to performance
spring sky tour of major constellations like is free; regular park fees apply for full moon
Virgo, Leo and Cancer. 8:30 to 10 p.m. walk.
Saturday, June 19, at the group shelter. A large greenhouse is devoted to succulents
• Rockhound State Park, five miles south of and cactus from around the world. The head-
Deming on State Road 11 and then east on quarters building includes exhibits on minerals,
Rockhound Road (State Road 141) for nine history, archaeology and other subjects.
miles. Day use hours: 7:30 a.m. to sunset.
Information: (575) 546-6182 or (575) 744-
Alameda Park Zoo — Alameda Park, 1321
North White Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70),
Alamogordo. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
• Elephant Butte Lake State Park —
Admission: $2.50 ($1.50 ages 3-11 and 60 and
Information: (575) 744-5998.
older; free for ages 2 and younger).
National Trail Day Bird Walks along the river
Information: (575) 439-4290.
are planned 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 5,
The oldest zoo in the Southwest (established
hosted by park volunteer Dave Cleary. Bring
in 1898) is part of the park that lines
Alamogordo’s main highway. The zoo, covering
The annual Elephant Butte Chile Cook Off is
about 12 acres, features about 250 exotic and
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 12. Visitors
indigenous animals.
get to taste and vote on the best tasting red &
green chile in Sierra County. Community Tool Sheds — Keep El Paso
Drag boat races are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Beautiful, in partnership with Paso del Norte
and Sunday, June 12-13. Health Foundation, Home Depot and El Paso
A Bass fishing tournaments are 5:45 p.m. Fire Department, offers community tool sheds
Saturday and Sunday, June 12-13, and 6 a.m. available at area fire stations. The sheds are
to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 26. stocked with push brooms, shovels, rakes, a
A free Boating Safety class is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. gas weed eater, gloves and trash bags for use
Sunday, June 13. for cleanup or beautification projects. The
An Independence Day fireworks display is 9 items may be borrowed for no charge to the
p.m. Saturday, July 3. public for community cleanup projects.
Information: 546-6742.
Garden Tours - The Evergreen Garden Club
Tool sheds are at 5315 Threadgill, 3801 Fort
of Silver City, N.M. will host its 5th annual gar-
Blvd., 6500 N. Mesa, 7901 San Jose, 11977
den tours 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 6, featuring
Pellicano, 1801 Montana, 6300 Delta and
five Silver City gardens. Light refreshments
10834 Ivanhoe.
served at one of the sites. Tickets: $5, available
at Peters Insurance Agency and Dunn’s Nursery
in Silver City during regular business hours and
Parks and Rec Memorial Tree
at the Silver City Farmer’s Market on
Program — The City Parks and Recreation
Department offers its Memorial Tree Program
Saturdays. Information: (575) 388-9557 or
to honor a loved one as well as celebrate a
(575) 388-1324.
special occasion, group or event. Trees will be
Dripping Springs Natural Area — The planted in a public park or other public area.
recreational area is at the base of the Organ Donation levels range from $75 for seedlings to
Mountains at the end of Dripping Springs Road $600 for a grove. Information: 541-4331.

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reading club forms may be picked up at Barnes The Bookery — 10167 Socorro Road,
& Noble during the summer months or on-line Socorro. Billy the Kid Day is 2 to 4 p.m.
at Saturday, June 19, with author signings by
Maria Del Pilar Muñoz, “Billy the Kid’s San
BorderSenses release — The bilingual lit-
Elizario Breakout,” and Elbert Garcia, “Billy the
erary magazine will host a release party for its
The Percolator — 217 N. Stanton (between • June 26 — Attendees create their own data-
15th issue 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 1,
Kid Coloring Book (Bilingual). Information: 859-
Texas and Mills). Information: 351-4377 or base films. 6132 or 859-4066.
at Percolator Cafe, 217 N. Stanton. This year’s Workshop participants should be prepared to
publication contains works by Monica Gomez City of Night Book Club — Rio Grande
• Open mic with David Peralta 7 to 10 p.m. work in teams and are asked to bring laptop
and Gene Keller, as well as writers of the Adelante hosts the book club and social gather-
Friday, May 28. computers for use, if they have them.
Southwest, Mexico and beyond. Readings from ing for LGBT community and friends at 7 p.m.
• “Barbed Wire” by Roberto Santos, 7 p.m.
El Paso Writers’ League — The league the magazine, live music and a reception the first Monday of the month.
Saturday, May 29 and June 26.
meets the second Saturday of the month for offered. Magazine will be for sale at the event. Information/location: 929-9282 or
• Poetry slam led by Ray Ramos is 7 p.m.
both published and unpublished writers. Admission is free. Information: Amit Ghosh,
Tuesday, June 1, June 15 and June 29.
Information: 599-0299 or 373-8650 or
• BorderSenses release party, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Literary Open Mic - Area poet and editor
Thursday, July 1. Lunchtime Stories in the Park — Local Wayne Crawford will host literary open-mic
The June 12 meeting will be at 2 p.m. at
celebrities and other special guests share their nights during the monthly Downtown Ramble
Barnes & Noble (East Side) — 9521 Rancher’s Grill, N. Mesa at Remcon. Artist
stories during a brown bag presentation noon
Maritza Jauregui-Neely will present “The 5:30 to 7 p.m. the first Friday of each month at
Viscount. Information: 590-1932.
to 1 p.m. Thursdays July 8-Sept. 30, in San The Rio Grande Theatre in the Las Cruces
Eastside Sisters in Crime reading club meets Creative Process.” She will illustrate five win-
Jacinto Plaza, Downtown. Admission is free. Downtown Mall. Information: (575) 541-8073
at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month. The ning poems from last year’s contest. Members
Information: Sandy Rodriguez, 544-5436. or
June 1 book is “Another Thing to Fall” by Lara will view four of her paintings and write about
Lippman. Information/schedule: 629-7063. them. Maritza will discuss the similarities and
The 2010 Summer Reading Program for kids differences of what we see and feel in each
entering grades 1 through 6 runs through other’s work.
Sept. 7. Free reading club forms may be
BPEP School for Authors — Book
picked up at Barnes & Noble during the sum-
Publishers of El Paso hosts “How to Write and
mer months or on-line at
Publish” workshops 2:15 to 5:15 p.m.
Saturdays at 912 Texas, Ste C. Registration
Tumblewords Project — The writing deadline is one week prior to class. No work-
workshops are 12:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. shop June 5. Information/registration: 472-
Saturdays at Memorial Park Public Library, 3200 7480.
Copper. Workshops are free; donations for the • June 12 — Children’s Books
presenter are encouraged. Information: 328- • June 19 — Family Memories
5484 or • June 26 — Poetry
Web: Adult classes for Composition and Excellence
León De la Rosa will host his “VideoPoemas with English offered weekday evenings and
of de Shortest Kind” for all June workshops. De Saturday mornings.
la Rosa is a faculty member and researcher in
Barnes & Noble (West Side) — 705
the Art Department in Universidad Autónoma
Sunland Park. Hours are 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
de Ciudad Juárez. In the early 2000s he created
Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 10
something he dubbed “VideoRant,” which uti-
p.m. Sunday. Information: 581-5353 or
lized experimental video and coupled it with
• Miguel Santana, author of “The Marien
slam poetry. De la Rosa is also an award-win-
Revelation,” will sign and read from his latest
ning documentarian, whose video documen-
book at 7 p.m. Thursday June 24.
taries capture testimonies by as many people as
• Word Weavers Bookfair is 6 p.m. Friday June
possible around a single issue.
The workshop will allow attendees to create
• Third Monday Book Group will meet at 10
database video-poems regardless of experience
a.m. Monday, June 21, to discuss the memoir
in either shooting or editing video or setting up
by Rhoda Janzen, “Mennonite in a Little Black

databases sessions:
• June 5 — Attendees write the poems they
will use in their own VideoPoemas.
• Children’s storytimes are 11 a.m. Saturdays.
Summer Reading Program for kids entering
• June 12 — Attendees shoot the video.
grades 1 through 6 runs through Sept. 7. Free
• June 19 — Guided editing workshop  !                 !
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2-4 pm SAT. JUNE 19

Billy the Kid’s San Elizario Breakout
By Maria Del Pilar Muñoz
Billy the Kid Coloring Book
(Bilingual) By Elbert Garcia
Classic Titles for just $4.99 each

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‘Red Herring’ – El Paso Playhouse, 2501 27, with a Thursday performance at 7 p.m.
Montana, presents Michael Hollister’s enigmatic June 24. Tickets: $10 ($9 students and seniors
Cold-War era comedy May 28-June 19. age 65 and older). Information/reservations:
Directed by Melissa Spaulding. Showtimes are (575) 523-1223.
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The performances will feature the film and
Tickets: $10 ($8 seniors, $7 military/students). dance pieces simultaneously, though they were
Information: 532-1317, created independently. Hence the title of the
Maggie Pelletier, a homicide detective, wants show “Chance.”
to solve a complex murder before she ties the
‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor
knot with Frank Keller. Soon, the audience
Dreamcoat’– The Las Cruces Community
meets the daughter of Sen. Joseph McCarthy
Theatre, in the city’s Downtown Mall, ends its
and what it seems a forbidden love in her
season with the musical by Andrew Lloyd
fiancé. Meanwhile, the landlord of the boarding
Weber and Tim Rice June 11-27. Directed by
house, where the corpse is found, will do any-
Dale Pawley. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays
thing to unite with her love.
and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Gala open-
‘The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon’ ing night is June 11. Tickets: $8-$9.
– Kids-N-Co. presents tribute to the world’s Information: (575) 523-1200 or
best-known storytellers through June 6 at The musical tells the biblical story of Joseph,
Kids-N-Co. Performance Space, 1301 Texas. who is sold into slavery in Egypt by his brothers
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and after his father gives him a gift that ignites their
Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $7 jealousy. Using his gift to interpret dreams,
($5 children, students, seniors, active military) Joseph rises from lowly slave to become
at the door. Group rates available. Information: Pharaoh’s right-hand man, while his brothers
351-1455 or find their fortunes falling fast as a famine strikes
“Once upon a time, 209 fairy tales were all the land.
mashed up into one...” in a fast-paced re-telling
‘Midnight Rendezvous: Billy The Kid &
of the Grimm stories adapted for the stage by
The Mystery of 1876’ — Mission Valley
Don Zolidis. Each of the performers plays
Arts presents the world premier of the histori-
numerous roles, switching stories, sexes and
cal play Maria del Pilar Muñoz, at 7 p.m.
species at lightning speed in an attempt to
Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, June 12-13, at
prove that all of the Brothers’ characters
Adobe Horseshoe Dinner Theatre, 1500 Main
belonged to one big bizarre family.
in San Elizario. The play recalls historic truths
Recommended for all ages.
about Billy the Kid’s visit to the small Texas
Cloudcroft melodramas — Cloudcroft town of San Elizario. Dinner catered by
Light Opera Company opens its live melodra- Cattleman’s Steakhouse Tickets: $15, $25, $35,
ma 2010 season with “Happy Hollandaise” $45 and $55. Information:594-8424 or
June 4-5 and June 11-12 at the Open Air
Pavilion at Zenith Park on Burro Ave. Find out the historic truths about Billy the
Admission is free, but seating is limited. Early Kid’s visit to San Elizario, the connection to his
arrival recommended. Information/times: (575) friend Segura and the woman behind it all.
682-2733 or The performance will be held during San
Elizario’s “Billy The Kid Festival” June 11-13.
‘Viva El Paso!’ — The summertime pageant
returns to McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre ‘Nosotros’ — Eden Enterprises presents a
for its 33rd season at 8:30 p.m. Fridays and musical about the immigrant experience, per-
Saturdays, June 4-Aug. 7, offering an array of formed by immigrant high school students at 6
multicolored costumes, electrifying musical p.m. Wednesday, June 30, at Bowie High
production numbers, and legendary characters. School, 801 S. San Marcial. Admission is free.
The outdoor musical extravaganza highlights Information: 474-4275.
the four major cultures of the region, through
‘The 25th Annual Putnam County
drama, song and dance, that have called El Paso
Spelling Bee’– UTEP Dinner Theatre closes
home: Native American, Spanish
its season with the zany musical July 9-25.
Conquistadors, Mexican and Western
Showtime is 7 p.m. Wednesday through
American. Tickets: $18.20 general admission.
Saturday; dinner matinee performance is 1:30
Dinner show: $24.35 ($14.05 age 12 and
p.m. Sunday, July 11; non-dinner matinees are
younger). (Ticketmaster) Information: 231-
2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 18 and 25. Tickets $26-
1165 or
$38 dinner shows; $12-22 non-dinner matinee.
Miss El Paso, Kaylee Ann Keith, and Miss Teen
Information: 747-6060.
El Paso, Sara N. Nazario, signing autographs
before the show on opening night, Friday, June
Auditions & classes
‘Chance’— No Strings Theater Company will
Acting Workshops — The Border Theatre,
present a collaborative performance of local
a collective of professional performers and
songwriters, dancers, filmmakers and visual
working artists who are members of Screen
artists June 11-27 at the Black Box Theatre,
Actor’s Guild, Actor’s Equity and the Society of
430 N. Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces.
Directors and Choreographers, will host free
Directors Megan McQueen and Shannon
acting workshop sessions and scene study work
Ellison seek audio recordings of songs by local
as part of their training. Participants may
composers to be matched with local filmmak-
observe the group’s work, as well as partici-
ers to create a music video to the composition.
pate as participate. Call for schedule: 412-5283
The same songs will also be paired with chore-
ographers to set the piece with a group of
dancers. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and
Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, June 20 and
Please see Page 57
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men (early to late 30s). Auditions are cold
On Stage readings from the script. Performance dates
Cont’d from Page 56 are Sept. 3-25. No roles pre-cast; reading
copies available through the playhouse.
Information: 532-1317 or
‘Crimes of the Heart’ auditions — El The Lodge ghost tour — Paso Del Norte the 18th and 19th centuries. The current struc-
Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, will host audi- Paranormal Society will host an overnight ghost ture was built in 1851. It’s near Zaragoza and
At the core of the play are the three Magrath
tions for Beth Henley’s award-winning come- tour of New Mexico’s “most haunted” hotel, Alameda on the Tigua Reservation. Information:
sisters, Meg, Babe, and Lenny, who reunite at
dy/drama at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday, June The Lodge in Cloudcroft, June 12-13. Cost: 851-9997 (El Paso Mission Trail Association).
Old Granddaddy’s home in Hazlehurst, Miss.
27-28. Directed by Ted Karber, Jr., the play $180-$220. Reservation deadline is June 1. • Mission Socorro — The first adobe structure
after Babe shoots her husband.
needs four women (ages 20s to 30s) and two Information: 1-877-GHOST-10 or email elpa- in Socorro was built in 1692, and like nearby Mission Ysleta, was destroyed by floods in later
centuries. The current structure dates back to
Fort Selden State Monument — The 1843, with additions completed in 1873. It’s off

roducing a show always creates monument, in Radium Springs 13 miles north of Socorro Road two miles southeast of Ysleta.
challenges. But for “Viva! El Las Cruces, is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. • San Elizario Chapel — Established in 1789 as
Paso!” co-Artistic Director Jaime Wednesday through Monday (closed Tuesday). a Spanish presidio, or fort, to protect the
Barba, this year has defined challenge Admission is $3; (ages 16 and under free).
— but in a good way. Sunday admission for New Mexico residents is
“The biggest challenge this year was $1. Information: (575) 526-8911 or nmmonu-
the fact that Marco Alferez (our princi-
Fort Selden was a 19th-century adobe fort
pal choreographer), Jaime Carrasco (our
established to protect early settlers from Indian
Mexican choreographer) and myself
raids. The monument seeks to preserve the
were part of the cast of UTEP Dinner remaining ruins and has a visitors center with
Theatre’s production of ‘La Cage Aux exhibits of military life at the post. From Las
Folles,’ which meant for the first three Cruces, take I-25 north to Exit 19.
weeks of rehearsal we could only be Father’s Day activities are Sunday, June 20.
there two nights a week,” Barba Free admission for all fathers.
bride tells her grandmother she doesn’t El Paso Archaeological Society — The
He didn’t add that his role was one of
want to carry or follow that ‘old’ wed- society’s monthly meeting and lecture is 3 p.m.
the two leads as Albin (the other,
ding tradition; she wants to start new Sunday, June 20, at El Paso Museum of
Georges, belonged to Carrasco), and
and fresh. The grandmother proceeds to Archaeology, 4301 Transmountain. This
that as costumer for the UTEP Dinner
tell her of the importance of tradition, of month’s lecture is “The Classic Maya of the
Theatre, he was responsible for dozens
family and culture. She begins to tell Southern Lowlands: A Glimpse into the
of intricate showgirl-style costumes.
her granddaughter the history of the Roadways of the Past and Snapshots of the
Oh, and that he also is a faculty member Present” with Nancy Komulainen-Dillenburg.
necklace and how it was handed down
of the Department of Theatre Arts and Admission is free. Information: 755-4332 or
through the family from their Indian
Dance at UTEP and started his gradu-
ancestors, to their Spanish ancestors, to
ate-degree classes this semester. Komulainen-Dillenburg will discuss a portion
their Mexican and then to their Western
Despite all that was on his plate, Barba of her research from her master’s thesis on the
American ancestors (covering all four
said, “It was a challenge we overcame. role of roadways in the ancient Maya culture.
major cultures that have settled the El
With a very organized and reliable She will also show photographs from her trav-
Paso area). By the end of the story, the
assistant director, Evanie Gamboa, we els to classic Maya sites in Belize, Guatemala,
young bride is full of family pride and
were able to schedule everything in a
will relish carrying the family heirloom Honduras and Mexico.
way so that Jaime and Marco could get
at her wedding.” Fort Bayard Weekly Tours — Fort Bayard
as much time with the cast as they
However, Barba said, some new things Historic Preservation Society hosts free guided
have been added to the traditional pres- tours of the historic fort 9:30 a.m. to noon
But his other challenge was the same Saturdays through September (except July 3) at
one that happens every year: “The chal- Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark, 6
“We have added new music to our
lenge of trying to prepare performers miles east of Silver City, N.M. Society members
Indian mythological section — far more
who have never done ‘Viva!’ These kids will tell about the beginnings of Fort Bayard in
grand and epic. Along with that new
have to learn a lot the first three weeks 1866, the Buffalo Soldiers, and history including
music, we are trying to make the special
of rehearsal. It either sinks or swims. famous and non-famous residents its medical
effects that go along with the Indian
Most swim, thank God.” history. Entrance to the Commanding Officer’s
mythological section far grander as
He also was helped by what he home and 1939 New Deal Theater included.
well. There is new choreography in the
referred to as “outstanding members of
opening number as well as all the seg- All ages and leashed dogs welcome. Wear
the artistic staff.” walking shoes. Donations welcome; gift shop
ments of the show. The changes are not
“One is Christian Adame, who is available. Information: or fortba-
huge, but will make the show new and
doing some of the lyrical choreography
this season,” Barba said. “Christian was Old Fort Bliss — Building 5051, corner of
Despite his heavy schedule, Barba still
part of ‘Viva!’ from the very beginning Pershing and Pleasanton Roads, Fort Bliss. The
enjoys the show and how it comes
as a cast member. He performed for ten Old West days of the “Soldiers of the Pass” are
years and is now back on staff. Another relived through replicas of the original adobe
“I love seeing these young performers
returnee is Armando Soto. Armando is fort buildings and military artifacts,
blossom. They start out timid and
on staff as the assistant Spanish chore- Magoffinsville Post 1854 to 1868. Admission:
unsure, but by the end of the summer,
ographer (to Nina Gomez). Armando free. Hours: Daily 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
they are seasoned professionals. I also
was a very recognizable face in “Viva!” Information: 568-3137.
like when audience members ask things
During the 1990s, he performed in the
cast for many years.”
like ‘What city are you going to next?’ El Paso Museum of History — 510 N.
or ‘When are you going to be in Santa Fe. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
But in the end, “Viva!” still uses
Austin?’ That tells me that the quality of Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.
familiar music and dance to explain the
our production rivals that of national Sunday. Closed Mondays. Admission is free.
400 years of El Paso history and cus- Information: 351-3588. For exhibit and special
touring companies. That tells me that
toms to its audience. event information, see “At the Museum” listing.
we are doing something right. I also like
“The story begins in about the year
the fact that we are showcasing local Mission Trail — Three historic churches lie
1922 where a young bride is getting
talent. El Paso has a lot of very talented within eight miles of each other in El Paso
ready for her wedding. Her grandmother
local performers.” County’s Mission Valley.
arrives to offer her granddaughter the
‘something old’ that every bride in the • Mission Ysleta — Spanish and Tigua Indian
Carol Viescas teaches journalism
family has carried during their wedding, refugees from northern New Mexico founded
at Bel Air High School and is a
a very old layered necklace. The young the community in the 1680s. The first mission
veteran of community theater.
was built in 1692 and rebuilt completely in both

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Holocaust Museum Cinema Sundays 7:30 p.m. nightly, plus 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
— El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Foreign language films include subtitles.
Center, 715 Oregon, hosts free showings of Admission: $7 ($6 seniors and students with
Holocaust, genocide and racism-related films at ID; all seats for matinees; $5 society members
2 p.m. the last Sunday of the month. Age 18 and children); $5 on Wednesday. Information,
and younger not permitted without parent or schedule: (575) 524-8287 or
guardian. Admission is free, but seating is limit-
ed. Information: 351-0048, ext. 24 or mari- • May 28-June 3 — A showcase of the five

Get Scene Web: elpa-
The May 30 film is “The Hiding Place.” The
live-action and five animated short films nomi-
nated for the 2010 Academy Awards. Films
include “Logorama,” winner of the animated

around town!
The Scene comes out the last week of the month.
film chronicles the life of Corrie Ten Boom, a
Dutch Christian Holocaust survivor who helped
many Jews escape the Nazis during World War
short film, and “The New Tenants,” winner of
the live action short film.
• June 4-10 — “Chloe.” A wife (Julianne
Pick up your copy at these and other locations. II. Moore), worried about her husband’s potential
Or subscribe by mail! See Page 62 for order form. ‘Milk’ — The 2008 biographic film about San infidelity, pays a prostitute named Chloe
Francisco’s first openly gay mayor Harvey Milk (Amanda Seyfried) to test whether her husband
VILLAGE INN WALGREENS SAM’S CLUB starring Sean Penn is 7 p.m. Wednesday, June (Liam Neeson) will cheat on her, a test that
1500 Airway 890 N Resler Dr 7970 N. Mesa 2, as part of the “Hot Topic Wednesday” film goes very wrong. Rated R.
7144 Gateway East 5900 N Mesa St 7001 Gateway West series at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. • June 11-17 — “The Ghost Writer.”
4757 Hondo Pass 11360 Pellicano In this Roman Polanski film, Ewan McGregor is
8050 N Mesa San Marcial. Admission is free. Information:
2929 N. Mesa 2800 N. Mesa 532-7273. the Ghost, a writer hired to pen the memoirs
5863 N. Mesa PETLAND of Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan), the unseated
200 N Mesa
1331 George Dieter Travel Mug Open Movie Night — The
7801 N. Mesa 2879 Montana Travel Mug, 7040 N. Mesa (in Colony Cove), British prime minister now taking refuge in
2275 Trawood 5401 Montana presents movies 7-9 p.m. Saturdays, beginning America after being accused of war crimes.
1100 Geronimo
1331 N. Zaragoza June 5 with “Star Wars Episode 4.” Admission Lang is holed up in a Cape Cod beach house
705 Sunland Park Dr.
8401 Gateway West with his manipulative wife (Olivia Williams) and
In Las Cruces: 9521 Viscount is free. Popcorn, candy and regular menu
5150 Fairbanks
1205 El Paseo offered. Information: 845-0050. an executive assistant (Kim Cattrall), and the
455 S. Telshor Pax Christi Film Series — The series writer who started the book with Lang has
10780 Kenworthy
1210 Wedgewood
11251 Rojas presents the story of the modern martyr been found dead under mysterious circum-
SUN HARVEST “Franz Jägerstätter: A Man of Conscience” 3 stances. Rated PG-13.
3355 N Yarbrough VISTA MARKET
6100 N. Mesa
1831 N. Lee Trevino 2231 Zaragosa p.m. Sunday, June 13, at Diocesan Migrant and • June 18-24 — “Lourdes.” This French film
DUNKIN’ DONUTS 2950 George Dieter Refugee Services’ Mother Teresa Center, 2400 enters the lives of random physically or psycho-
700 Zaragosa • 1105 N. 11685 Montwood CARNITAS E. Yandell (between Piedras and Cotton). logically damaged pilgrims who have journeyed
Yarbrough • 9114 Dyer 12390 Edgemere QUERETARO Hosted by Pax Christi El Paso and the Peace & to this famed French Catholic religious mecca
1607 N Zaragoza 4001 N Mesa Justice Ministry of the Catholic Diocese of El in search of spiritual healing. PG-13.
FURR’S FAMILY 800 N. Zaragosa 1451 N Zaragoza Paso. Admission is free, donations welcome. • June 25-July 1 — “Art & Copy.”
BUFFET 100 N. Americas 6516 N Mesa Information: 497-0384. In this documentary by Doug Pray, the men and
Gateway West at 8045 N. Loop Franz Jägerstätter was an Austrian farmer women who created the most memorable ads
Zaragoza 9600 Sims who had to choose between serving in Hitler’s of our time, such as “Where’s the Beef?” and
119 N. Balboa AVILA’S army or being executed for his refusal to serve. “Got Milk?” tell rich, meaty war stories.
6232 N. Mesa EL PASO He chose the latter and was put to death by The Mesilla Valley Film Society will host a spe-
EP FITNESS the Nazis in 1943 at age 36. He was beatified in cial narrated screening of “Westerns Made in
2007 by Pope Benedict XVI. New Mexico, Pt. 1” at noon, Monday, May 31,
11330 James Watt PIZZA AIRPORT Frontera Pride Film Festival — The bor- as the first in a series of periodic film lectures
12145 Montwood 865 N. Resler at Redd UTEP LIBRARY
206 Cincinnati der’s largest celebration of LGBT life presented and classes. The screening is a compilation of
981 N. Resler 20 short film clips from westerns that have
1224 Wedgewood
EPCC CAMPUSES through film is Thursday through Sunday, June
THE YMCA’s 17-20, at various venues. Information: 269- been made in New Mexico, starting in 1897
DOMINO’S PIZZA MARKETPLACE 5892 or Passes and continuing to the present.
ALL EL PASO EP CONV. CENTER are $30 for events for early-bird purchasers. Following that program, a screening of “The
5034 Doniphan
LOCATIONS EP CITY HALL • A film screening and party will be Thursday, Hurt Locker,” winner of 2010’s Academy
MANDO’S EL PASO LIBRARY June 17, location to be announced. Award for Best Picture, will be shown, at about
RIVIERA 5420 Doniphan
TX TOURISM • Film screenings will be Friday evening, 2:15 p.m. Rated R. Admission: $5 for both films
RESTAURANT THE BAGEL SHOP Saturday morning and afternoon at the ($4 MVFS members); $3 ($2 members) for one
5218 Doniphan CENTER film.
3400 N. Mesa Philanthropy Theatre next to the Plaza
815 N. Resler CTY COURTHOUSE Theatre. CinéMatinee Film Series — Films with
HELLO PIZZA 10060 Rushing THE BOOKERY • A special celebrity script reading of “Love western, rural or New Mexico themes (as well
River Run Plaza as other special selections) are shown at 1:30
EL PASO ZOO and Monster Trucks” will be at 7 p.m. Saturday
CASA JURADO at the Plaza Theatre. p.m. Saturdays at the Fountain Theatre, 2469
ENTERTAINMART 4772 Doniphan In Las Cruces • A final film screening will be Sunday at the El Calle de Guadalupe, 1/2 block south of the
Sunland Park Dr
WING STOP COAS Paso Holocaust Museum. plaza in Mesilla. Admission: $4 ($1 for Mesilla
1757 George Dieter Mesilla Book Center Valley Film Society members), unless otherwise
RANCHER’S Roll the Film at the Park — El Paso listed. Information: (575) 524-8287 (leave mes-
2900 N. Mesa In Juárez Parks and Recreation Department will host free sage) or
GRILL 9530 Viscount Museo INBA • Museo movies this summer at 8:30 p.m. selected
7597 N. Mesa 865 Resler Chamizal • Bazar • May 29 — “King of Hearts (1967). The
9008 Dyer, 8825 N. Loop Wednesdays, at various local parks. comedy is set France during World War I.
9530 Viscount at I-10 Comunitario • Impulsa •
Educacion en Valores • Information: Retreating German soldiers have abandoned a
ANDRE’S PIZZA JJ’S ICHICULT • Centro Films/location: French town after mining it with explosives.
7000 Westwind 5320 Doniphan Cultural de la Ciudad • • July 7 and 21 — Eastwood Park, 3001 Prior to the screening, the Mesilla Valley Film
Academia Municipal • Parkwood
SUNSET LEO’S CEMA • Arte en el Parque Society will present “Southern NM Honor
7520 Remcon • Aug. 11 — Carolina Park, 563 N. Carolina Flight 2,” a 20 minute short film chronicling the
• Biblioteca Arturo
BREWERY Tolentino • Centro • Aug. 18 – Galatzan Park, 650 Wallenberg. visit to Washington DC last fall by 80 local
4176 N. Mesa VALENTINE BAKERY Cultural Paso del Norte •
11930 Picasso Fountain Theatre — 2469 Calle de World War II veterans. Admission is free for all
Libreria Universitaria •
HAL MARCUS Guadalupe, 1/2 block south of the plaza in veterans.
Centro de Convenciones
GALLERY ALL THAT MUSIC Cibeles • Total Fitness • Mesilla. The historic theater, operated by the
800 N. Mesa 1506 Lee Trevino AMAC • UANE Mesilla Valley Film Society, features films at Please see Page 59
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Documentary on the life and career of the 75-
Film Scene year-old comedienne.
Cont’d from Page 58 • The Karate Kid (Columbia) — Jackie Chan,
• June 5 — “Necessities of Life.” (2008, 102 Jaden Smith, Taraji P. Henson. Directed by
minutes, in French and Inuktitut). A bittersweet Harold Zwart. Reimagining of the 1984 hit
story of an Inuit hunter trying to make it in the movie.
strange southern world of ‘50s Quebec after
being diagnosed with tuberculosis and forced June 18
to live in a sanatorium. Inspired by actual tuber- • Cyrus (Fox Searchlight) — John C. Reilly,
culosis epidemics among Canada’s Inuit popula- Marisa Tomei, Jonah Hill. Directed by Jay and
tion in the ‘40s and ‘50s. Rated PG. Mark Duplass.
• June 12 — “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale.” (2009) • I Am Love (Magnolia Pictures) — Tilda
Based on a true story from Japan, a college Swinton, Flavio Parenti, Edoardo Gabbriellini.
professor (Richard Gere) finds a puppy that’s Directed by Luca Guadagnino.
been abandoned at the local train station. Rated • Jonah Hex (Warner Bros.) — Josh Brolin,
G. Megan Fox, John Malkovich. Directed by Jimmy
• June 19 — “Big Fish.” (2003) Told largely in Hayward.
flashbacks, Big Fish stars Albert Finney as a • Toy Story 3 (Disney Studios) — CG
Southern patriarch who never lets the truth get Animation. Voices of Tom Hanks, Joan Cusak,
in the way of a good yarn. Billy Crudup is his Tim Allen. Directed by Lee Unkrich.
bitter reporter son. Ewan McGregor plays a (Continuation)
younger incarnation of Finney who seems to
float through a charmed life. Rated PG-13. June 25
• June 26 — “Gas, Food, Lodging” (1992). • Grown Ups (Columbia) — Adam Sandler,
Filmed in Deming. Director Allison Anders’ first Salma Hayek, Kevin James. Directed by Dennis
feature based on a novel by Richard Peck. The Dugan.
story follows a year in the life of a mother and • Knight and Day (20th Century-Fox) — Tom
two teenage daughters. Rated R. Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard.
Directed by James Mangold.
New Mexico Museum of Space
History — Alamogordo, N.M. The museum’s DVD Releases
Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater presents:
June 1
• “Molecules to the Max” (1, 3 and 5 p.m.).
• Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland / PG
The animated film takes the audience into the
• The Wolfman / R
innermost workings of the cosmos through the
adventures of an oxygen atom named Oxy and June 8
friends Hydro and Hydra. • Shutter Island / R
• “Hubble” (11 a.m., noon and 2 and 4 p.m.). • From Paris With Love / R
Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, audiences will
June 15
blast off alongside the Atlantis STS-125 crew,
• Book of Eli / R
witness some of the most challenging space-
• Youth in Revolt / R
walks ever performed, and experience first-
• When in Rome / PG-13
hand Hubble’s awe-inspiring imagery, from the
heart of the Orion Nebula and our Milky Way June 29
to the edge of the observable universe. • Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The
Tickets: $6 ($5 for seniors and military; $4 Lightning Thief / PG
ages 4-12). Ages 3 and under free for all shows. • Hot Tub Time Machine / R
Information: (877) 333-6589 or (575) 437-2840 • The Crazies / R
or • Green Zone / R
• The White Ribbon / R
Jay’s Film Forecast — Film historian Jay
Duncan prepared this list of top monthly
“Coming Attractions” for movie fans, listed by
studio and release date. Release dates are sub-
ject to change.

June 4
• Get Him to the Greek (Universal) — Jonah
Hill, Elisabeth Moss, Russell Brand. Directed by
Nicholas Stoller.
• Killers (Lionsgate) — Katherine Heigl, Aston
Kutcher, Tom Selleck. Directed by Robert
• Marmaduke (20th Century-Fox) — CG
Animation and Live Action. Voices of Owen
Wilson. Starring Judy Greer, Lee Pace. Directed
by Tom Dey. Based on the long-running comic
• Ondine (Magnolia Pictures) — Colin Farrell,
Alicja Bachleda, Stephen Rea. Directed by Neil
• Splice (Warner Bros.) — Adrien Brody, Sarah
Polley, Delphine Chanéac. Directed by
Vincenzo Natali.

June 11
• The A-Team (20th Century-Fox) — Liam
Neeson, Sharlto Copley, Bradley Cooper.
Directed by Joe Carnahan. Based on the 1983-
87 television series.
• Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (IFC) — Joan
Rivers, Melissa Rivers, Kathy Griffin. Directed
by Rick Stern and Anne Sundberg.

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Local: Vans Warped Tour
The world’s most economical tour package is
back. For more than 15 years, this traveling
circus has managed to offer close to 60 acts
for less than $50. Las Cruces continues to be
our area’s destination for the Warped Tour,
practically an annual event for our sister city.
The all-day festival on June 30 will continue
to do its part to make the world better with
its eco-friendly initiatives still in place,
including a solar-powered sound-system
stage. Extreme sports will still provide thrills
and an element of danger to the activities.
Luckily for concertgoers, the only peril is the
chance of getting a tremendous sunburn, eas-
ily rectified by a good sunblock. Music is the
main focus, and this year’s lineup has some any arcade pinball machine. The heart of the
of the area’s favorites returning, with All- record is formed by acoustic guitar, Dobro,
American Rejects, Parkway Drive and mandolin, lap steel and soaring vocals, and it
Emmure. There are also some seasoned vet- all sounds incredibly relevant. They are truly
erans, such as The Casualties, Bouncing a revelation in a stale musical climate.
Souls and Face to Face. Then there is the
return of the man who knows how to “Party Jimmy Gnecco, “The Heart,”
Hard,” Andrew W.K., who is actually far SKH Music
more talented than that single would attest to
The record industry has swallowed up anoth-
and well worth making a priority stage stop.
er brilliant band, but luckily wasn’t able to
There is plenty of everything else in
completely digest its key component and spit
between. It is more than a concert, more than
it out. As the story always seems to go, the
a freak show and more than a barrage of
band bounces around a couple of labels only
musical merchandise — it is a day to remem-
to be dropped, the disgruntled gang splinters,
ber for a lifetime.
and the singer goes out on his own to give it
National: Slash, “Slash,” Sik another shot. The group was Ours and the
Hayd Records vocalist is Jimmy Gnecco. Jimmy has some
of the most distinct pipes in the business;
The most recent version of Guns N’ Roses is unfortunately, not many have heard them.
light years behind the band of its heyday. The unmistakable falsetto seems to effort-
One of the biggest reasons, but not the only lessly drop into a whisper and twist into a
one, is the loss of lead guitarist Slash. The howl, all in the span of a single track. On
branches that have fallen off that original this newest release, “The Heart,” there is one
tree have made enough firewood to heat a major change. This time, he is quite literally
castle. There have been solo albums by each a one-man band, not just in songwriting, but
and every member, and in some cases multi- also in handling all the instruments on the
ple releases. That doesn’t even touch on entire disc. This disc takes a very somber
stints with new incarnations, from Narcotic path that is not entirely new, but the subject
Outsiders to Rock Star Supernova to Velvet matter gets more personal as Jimmy was

Only at Lancers!
Revolver. Even Slash has had a go at it dealing with his ailing mother, who passed
alone. Although many are touting this as his during the making of the record. “The Heart”
debut, about 15 years ago, he formed Slash’s is all Jimmy’s and the beautiful melodies are
Snakepit. This time around, he has a revolv- ours to keep for a lifetime.
ing cast of all stars, as opposed to a single
lead vocalist. Many will recall this concept Collectibles: Rolling Stones,
was widely successful with Santana over a “Exile on Main Street,
What Dad really wants! decade ago. This disc features some icons of
rock, with Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop, Ian
“Universal Music
... is the Deluxe Astbury of The Cult, and Lemmy Kilmeister The Rolling Stones catalogue has been over-
of Motörhead all stepping up to the mic. It hauled more times than Joan Rivers and
Champagne Brunch Heidi Montag combined. But let’s not think
also hits a commercial bull’s-eye with out-
Father’s Day standing surprise performances from Adam of that gruesome combination — we have
10am-3pm Sunday, June 20 Levine of Maroon 5 and Fergie of the Black more important things to focus on. Universal
Eyed Peas — yes, Fergie. We can only hope Music is the latest label to acquire the
(both locations) for Axl and Slash to one day kiss and make Stones’ post-1971 work, and over the past
up, but until that day, Slash has found a few year, they have quietly reissued most of their
good front men to keep his fire burning. discs to little fanfare, without bonus tracks,
interesting presentation or any of the usual
Sons of Silvia, “Revelation,” suspects that come with reissues. It seems
Interscope Records they have saved it all up for the new version
of the quintessential “Exile on Main Street.”
The winners of the American Idol–inspired I am a firm believer that these guys still
“Next Great American Band” are currently show flashes of brilliance on almost every
on tour with Carrie Underwood, but don’t CD they put out, but this is certainly the gold
hold that against them. This trio is the real standard of their work. This new rendering is
deal. They are three brothers with a rich going to be available in an absurdly large
musical history, starting as children in a trav-
Habana Feeling D’Cuba eling road-show band led by missionary par-
number of configurations, ranging all the
way up to a $25,000 box, but the three most
ents and then performing as half of the Clark sensible shots are the standard, deluxe and
Family Experience. They achieved great suc- super deluxe. The first is simply remastered;
cess on the country charts, but with a very the next adds ten bonus tracks and amps up
formulaic country-radio sound. They dis- the packaging; and the last features a vinyl
banded after a label dispute and filing bank- version, documentary DVD and a collector’s
ruptcy. They reemerged close to a decade book. The new songs don’t pack the same
" ! later as the Clark Brothers for Fox’s reality punch as a “Rip this Joint” or “Rocks Off,”
! %#$ music competition, won top honor, and were but easily run with the original pack, and a
signed to Interscope Records. Then, in what triple disc set wouldn’t have been too far off
! " might be the worst business decision ever, the mark. After all, that’s why they call me
they changed their name to “Sons of Silvia,” the “Tumblin’ Dice” guy.
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outstanding new disc “Revelation.” The Brian Chozick is owner of Tumblin’
album bounces around the country, pop and Dice Music. Drop him a line at
rock genres faster than a multiball session of

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‘TESOROS’ museum gala — El Paso Baila Academy — The academy’s annual
Museum of Art hosts its fundraising gala at 7 dance festival is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July Southern New Mexico

JULY p.m. Saturday, July 10, in honor of the muse-

um’s 50th Anniversary. Tickets: $125. RSVP by
June 30: 532-1707 x 13.
30-31, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S.
San Marcial. Admission is free. Information:
Herman’s Hermits with Peter Noone
— 8 p.m. Friday, July 2, Spencer Theater, Alto,

PREVIEW Arabesque 2010 – Mia Shauri of Puerto

Rico is the featured dancer at 7 p.m. Saturday,
July 10, at the Scottish Rite Theater, 301
‘Viva los Ninos!’ — The original pageant for
and about the children of El Paso is presented
at 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 30-Aug.
N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800 or Tickets: $76 and $79.

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and
Missouri. Shauri is 2008 Belly Dancer of the 1, at Ysleta ISD Fine Arts Complex Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Age 21 and older
Universe and 2009 Cabaret Dancer of the Year. Amphitheater, 8455 Alameda. The cast of 50 admitted. (Ticketmaster) Information: 1-877-
Shauri will host workshops July 10-11. YISD students, age 5 to 11, is directed by 277-5677 or
Information: 740-4919 or snakecharmerandthe- Hector Serrano. Admission is free. Information: • The Temptations — The Motown legends 434-9715. perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 8. Tickets:
Music Under the Stars — 7:30 to 9:30 Centennial Comedy Series — The $20-$60.
p.m. Sundays at the Chamizal National Centennial Conference and Dining Center, • Merle Haggard — The “Okie from
Memorial amphitheater. Biggs Army Airfield, will host a night of live Muskogee” performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July
• July 4 — 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular comedy at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 31. Performer 13. Tickets: $25-$100.
with El Paso Symphony Orchestra (7 to 9 p.m.) to be announced. Information: 568-7506 or
• July 11 — Sleepercar (Americana)
• July 18 — Son De Madera (Son Jarocho)
NOTE: Events through July 4 are  • July 25 — Swing Fever (Swing Era Jazz)
listed along with June events 
National Parks and Recreation Month
elsewhere in this issue.
— Open houses at all city Senior Centers all
Wednesday, July 14, and of all Rec Centers
El Paso Diablos Baseball — Game time is
Thursday, July 15. Information: 541-4331 or
7:05 p.m. (Sundays at 6:05 p.m.) at Cohen
Stadium. Information: 755-2000 or
A Think Green crafts are offered 10 a.m. to 7
• July 1-4 — Shreveport-Bossier Captains
p.m. Friday, July 23, at Bassett Place Mall, with
• July 16-18 — Saint Paul Saints
a Fashion Show at 6 p.m.
• July 19-21 and July 24-30 — Grand Prairie
Parks and Rec Night at the Diablos is 7 p.m.
Air Hogs


Thursday, July 29, at Cohen Stadium.
• July 23 — Pensacola Pelicans
Sleep Over Adventure Camp for families

Jazz on the Rocks — The monthly live jazz begins at 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, to 9 a.m.
music series is 8 p.m. the second Thursday of Thursday, July 31, at Memorial Park Reserve

1071 Country Club Rd. Ste T

the month through September at McKelligon on Copia. Information: 240-3310.
Canyon. The July 8 concert features the Brad
Run for a Margarita — El Paso Symphony
Leali Jazz Players. Tickets: $9 in advance; $10
Orchestra hosts the 5K Run and 1 Mile walk at
day of show, plus service charge.
7 p.m. Saturday, July 17, beginning at Riviera
(Ticketmaster). Information:
Restaurant, 5218 Doniphan. After the run/walk
Chival El Paso Patriots Soccer — Home enjoy a complimentary margarita, food and live
games are 8 p.m. at Patriot Stadium, 6941 music. Cost: $25 by July 10; $30 July 11-16
Industrial. Tickets: $4 ($3 military; $1 ages 12 (includes meal and a margarita). Meal ticket
ad younger). All seats general admission. only: $10. No race day registration.
Information/tickets: 771-6620 or elpaso-patri- Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663.
Rock The Fort — Fort Bliss MWR hosts the
• Thursday, July 8 — Dallas Fort Worth
summertime concert extravaganza is Saturday,
July 17, at Biggs Park, featuring live bands, fam-
• Friday, July 16 — West Texas United Sockers
ily activities, a beer garden, fireworks display.
• Friday and Saturday, July 23-24 — Laredo
Gates open at 4 p.m. Information: 569-6774,
568-2074 or
Alfresco! Fridays — The annual outdoor
‘Rockin’ The Rock’ - The El Paso Youth
concert series is 5:30 p.m. Fridays at Arts
Symphony, directed by Maestro Phillip Gabriel
Festival Plaza (between El Paso Museum of Art
Garcia, presents its summer performance at 7
and Plaza Theatre). Admission is free.
p.m. Saturday, July 17, at McKelligon Canyon
Information: 541-4481, 536-0600.
Amphitheatre. Ticket information: 820-2952,
• July 9 — Exito (Tejano)
592-3535, ext. 10 or
• July 16 — El Paso Blues Band (blues/jazz)
• July 23 — Mariachi Raices de America Summer Slaughter Tour— 4 p.m.
• July 30 — La Imperial Sonora (Latin cumbia) Tuesday, July 20, at Club 101, 1148 Airway.
Featuring Decapitated, The Faceless, All Shall
‘Cinderella’ — The YMCA ballet program
Perish, The Red Chord, Veil of May, Cephalic
presents the classic fairy tale at its annual recital
Carnage, Decrepit Birth, Carnifex, Animals as
at 7 p.m. Friday, July 9, at Chamizal National
Leaders and Vital Remains. All ages show. Cost:
Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free.
$18 in advance.
Information: 532-7273.
Frogfest — The celebration of the amphibian
‘The 25th Annual Putnam County
is Saturday, July 17, at El Paso Zoo, 4001 E.
Spelling Bee’ – UTEP Dinner Theatre closes
Paisano. Information: 532-8156, 521-1850 or
its season with the zany musical July 9-25.
Showtime is 7 p.m. Wednesday through
Saturday; dinner matinee performance is 1:30 Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2010 — Big Brothers
p.m. Sunday, July 11; non-dinner matinees are and Big Sisters of El Paso will hold its 11th
2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 18 and 25. Tickets $26- annual Bowl for Kids Sake noon to 8 p.m.
$38 dinner shows; $12-22 non-dinner matinee. Saturday, July 24, at Bowl El Paso, 11144
Information: 747-6060. Pellicano. Information: 544-4203 or
Ysleta Mission Festival — The annual fies-
ta is July 9-11 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel ‘El Camino de la Vida: de la Infancia a
Church, 131 S. Zaragosa (at Alameda). la Vejez’ — The musical presentation is 5
Admission is free. Information: 859-9848 or p.m. Saturday, July 24, at Chamizal National Memorial. Tickets: $8. Information: 532-7273.

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Advertiser Index
A & S Fun Tours 23 Furrs Family Dining 45 Postal Annex 25
Affordable Chiropractic 57 Geico 38 Precision Prosthetics 47
Alamogordo Imaging Center 59 Georgetown Cabins 15 Prestige Women’s Health 6
Alfresco Fridays 22 Glass Goodies 26 PTEP 52
Ann’s Est. & Mov’g Sales 41 16 Bill Rakocy 42
Antonio Soegaard-Torres 39 Hal Marcus Gallery 59 Real Estate El Paso 43
Arabian Nights 54 Han’s Martial Arts 30 Reidsan Dog Training 23
Ardovino’s Desert Crossing 14 Hardin Chiropractic 42 Ronda Brown 47
Ardovino’s Pizza 22 HC Kiwanis Bingo 53 Rubin Gallery 7
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ATMAS Healing 11 Inside Out Designs Inc. 25 Ruidoso River Resort 13
Ballter Performing Arts Ctr. 16 Int'l Quality Products 49 Salon Saleh 53
Barnett Harley Davidson 49 Jazz on the Rocks 8 San Elizario artists 52
Baskin Robbins 11 Jr. League of El Paso 41 SF's Cosmetics 49
BeadCounter 26 Keeble Services 62 Shiraz Persian Cuisine 60
Beauty Solutions 24 KTEP 56 Shundo Dance Studio 32
Blue Dining and Spirits 3 La Mujer 12 Signature Uniforms 20
Book Publishers of EP 55 La Tierra Café 22 Silver City MainStreet 25
The Book Rack 55 Lancers Club 60 Sonic 15
The Bookery 55 LC Railroad Museum 14 SC Women's Health Care 45
Cattleman's 23 Live Music by David Cerros 59 Sun. Pk Racetrack 17
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Dr Gus Martinez 47 Mind/Body Studio 6 UTEP PPP 31
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El Paso Art Association 44 Nathan Young Violins 21 Vegetarian Society of EP 21
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