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on the
From the world’s
largest classic film
festival at The Plaza
to art movies at
coffeehouses, local
film lovers have
plenty of options
where to share their
passion for cinema.
— Pages 27-32

Art at the
Coming attractions at
the Chamizal
National Memorial
galleries include
original retablos and
abstract art by local
— Page 39

OVER 600

‘Painted Chile Tour’
Hospice El Paso will display 36 hand-painted chilies Aug. 6-16

at Cielo Vista Mall and Aug. 20-29 at Sunland Park Mall.
The chiles and smaller “chilitos” will be auctioned at Hospice’s
Celebrity Waiters Dinner Sept. 10. Shown here: Talavera Fiesta by
Candy Mayer (left) and “Chile Quere Taro” by Francisco Romero
(right). Inside chilitos, clockwise from top left: “Mimbres” by Greg
Allen, “Salsa” by Enedina O’Rourke, “Chile Bill” by Bod Adams
and “El Paso Star” by Matty Evams.
The El Paso Community Foundation Presents
AUGUST 5th - Thursday

The World’s Largest Classic Film Festival

PLAZA DAYS: Open House
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
A u g u s t 5 t h - 1 5 t h , 20 1 0 The Red Shoes
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
12:30 PM • $4

Organ Music 20 min. on the full Picnic Que viva Mexico Vámonos con Pancho Villa! For the Love of Movies: Gold Diggers of 1935
hour. Western Skies Light Show World Premiere of Sony’s Philanthropy Theatre Kendle Kidd Performance Hall The Story of American Film Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
and Cartoon (25 min.) on Restoration 7:30 PM • $2 7:00 PM • $8 Criticism 3:30 PM • $4
the half hour. Kendle Kidd Performance Hall AUGUST 9th - Monday With Director and Film Critic Picture Show: A Conversation
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM • FREE 3:30 PM • $4 Gerald Peary with Peter Bogdanovich
60th Anniversary
All About Eve Philanthropy Theatre Philanthropy Theatre
Yojimbo Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Philanthropy Theatre
7:00 PM • $2
Philanthropy Theatre 7:30 PM • $2 4:00 PM • $10
10:00 AM • $4 Free Admission to Festival
4:00 PM • $2 AUGUST 11th - Wednesday Pecha Kucha Night Vol.7
Leave Her to Heaven Camino Real Dome Bar Passholders
FILM TALK: Singin’ in the Rain Kendle Kidd Performance Hall Island of Lost Souls 8:30 PM • FREE
Camino Real Dome Bar Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Film Talk: The Last Picture
1:00 PM • $4 Show
6:00 PM • FREE 1:00 PM • $4 Eyes Without a Face
Fly Away Home 50th Anniversary Camino Real Dome Bar
Philanthropy Theatre The Bellboy Philanthropy Theatre 6:00 PM • FREE
1:30 PM • $2 Philanthropy Theatre 9:30 PM • $2
Sunset Boulevard 1:30 PM • $2
60th Anniversary Pillow Talk AUGUST 13th - Friday
With Special Guests Nancy Olson Kendle Kidd Performance Hall Cat People
and Nick Clooney 3:30 PM • $4 Kendle Kidd Performance Hall Murder, My Sweet
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall 3:00 PM • $4 Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
7:00 PM • $20 Howl’s Moving Castle 10:00 AM • $2
Philanthropy Theatre The Nutty Professor
CONCERT: Frontera Bugalú 4:00 PM • $2 Philanthropy Theatre The Lady from Shanghai
Singin’ in the Rain 3:30 PM • $2 Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Arts Festival Plaza With Special Guests Debbie
8:00 PM • FREE Film Talk: Charade 1:00 PM • $4
Reynolds and Nick Clooney Camino Real Dome Bar Film Talk: The Godfather The Last Picture Show
The Good, The Bad, Kendle Kidd Performance Hall 6:00 PM • FREE Camino Real Dome Bar The NeverEnding Story Introduced by Director
The Indie Vol. 6 7:00 PM • $10 5:30 PM • FREE Philanthropy Theatre Peter Bogdanovich
Arts Festival Plaza 1:30 PM • $2 Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Cléo from 5 to 7 No one under 13 admitted
9:00 PM • FREE Philanthropy Theatre Touch of Evil 7:00 PM • $8
AUGUST 6th - Friday 7:30 PM • $2 Introduced by Special Guest
Peter Bogdanovich Ilegales
PLAZA DAYS: Open House CONCERT: TBA Kendle Kidd Performance Hall With cast & crew in attendance
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall Arts Festival Plaza 3:30 PM • $4 Philanthropy Theatre
Organ Music 20 min. on the full 8:00 PM • FREE 7:30 PM • $2
hour. Western Skies Light Show Explorers
and Cartoon (25 min.) on
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Philanthropy Theatre CONCERT: TBA
the half hour.
Arts Festival Plaza Charade The Godfather 4:00 PM • $2 Arts Festival Plaza
9:00 PM • FREE Kendle Kidd Performance Hall Kendle Kidd Performance Hall 8:00 PM • FREE
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM • FREE Film Talk: Psycho
7:00 PM • $8 No one under 13 admitted
Showtime: El Paso’s Historic Reception for Debbie Reynolds Camino Real Dome Bar Breathless (À bout de souffle)
Camino Real Hotel Lobby & Wild Strawberries 6:30 PM • $8
Movie Palaces 6:00 PM • FREE 50th Anniversary
Dome Bar Philanthropy Theatre The Dry Land Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Philanthropy Theatre
9:30 PM • $15 7:30 PM • $2 With Director Ryan Piers Williams 10:00 PM • $6
Talk and book signing with
Cynthia Haines Easy Rider AUGUST 10th - Tuesday and Actress America Ferrera
Philanthropy Theatre The Big Lebowski
4:00 PM • FREE Kendle Kidd Performance Hall Philanthropy Theatre
Plaza Days: Columbia Shorts 7:00 PM • $10 Donation
No one under 13 admitted No one under 13 admitted
FILM TALK: The African 10:00 PM • $6
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Queen 11:00 AM • FREE AUGUST 12th - Thursday 10:00 PM • $2
Camino Real Dome Bar The Sentimental Engine Slayer Plaza Days: Columbia Shorts AUGUST 15th - Sunday
6:00 PM • FREE With cast & crew in attendance Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Philanthropy Theatre 11:00 AM • FREE Best of The Dallas Video Fest
10:00 PM • $2 Psycho Special Guest Presenter Bart Weiss
Tarzan the Ape Man 50th Anniversary Philanthropy Theatre
AUGUST 8th - Sunday Kendle Kidd Performance Hall Introduced by Special Guest 1:00 PM • $2
1:00 PM • $4 Peter Bogdanovich
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Art House for Kids: 7:00 PM • $8
Amazing Shorts
The Time Machine Philanthropy Theatre The Rules of the Game
The African Queen Kendle Kidd Performance Hall 1:30 PM • $2 (La règle du jeu)
1:00 PM • $4 Tarzan and His Mate Philanthropy Theatre
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
7:30 PM • $2
7:00 PM • $8 Art House for Kids: Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Dr. No Amazing Animation 3:00 PM • $4 CONCERT: Black Coyote
Philanthropy Theatre Citizen Kane Philanthropy Theatre Film Talk: Jaws Arts Festival Plaza Sleeping Beauty
Philanthropy Theatre 1:30 PM • $2 Camino Real Dome Bar 8:00 PM • FREE Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
7:30 PM • $2
1:00 PM • $2 Forbidden Planet 5:30 PM • FREE Airplane! 1:30 PM • $6
CONCERT: The Lusitania
Arts Festival Plaza The Bridge on the River Kwai Kendle Kidd Performance Hall Arts Festival Plaza Seven Samurai
World Premiere of Sony’s Million 3:30 PM • $4 9:00 PM • FREE
8:00 PM • FREE (Shichinin no samurai)
Dollar Restoration Swiss Family Robinson Youth of the Beast Philanthropy Theatre
Mel Brooks’ Silent Movie Kendle Kidd Performance Hall Philanthropy Theatre Philanthropy Theatre 3:30 PM • $2
Arts Festival Plaza 2:00 PM • $8 4:00 PM • $2 9:30 PM • $2
9:00 PM • FREE The General
Stagecoach Film Talk: Rashômon With Live Organ Accompaniment
Saturday Night Fever Philanthropy Theatre Camino Real Dome Bar by Walt Strony
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall 4:00 PM • $2 Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
6:00 PM • FREE
No one under 13 admitted Jaws 4:00 PM • $8
10:00 PM • $6 Film Talk: Metropolis
Camino Real Dome Bar 35th Anniversary
Heavy Metal 6:00 PM • FREE Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Philanthropy Theatre 7:00 PM • $8
No one under 13 admitted
10:00 PM • $2
The Shining
AUGUST 7th - Saturday Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
The Paleface No one under 13 admitted
Philanthropy Theatre 10:00 PM • $6
10:00 AM • $4 AUGUST 14th - Saturday Butch Cassidy and the
The Absent-Minded Professor The Magnificent Seven Sundance Kid
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall Metropolis 50th Anniversary Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
1:00 PM • $4 The Restored Classic with Live Kendle Kidd Performance Hall 7:00 PM • $8
Musical Accompaniment by The 10:00 AM • $4
A Fistful of Dollars Alloy Orchestra Schedule subject to change. Check for updates.
Philanthropy Theatre Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
1:30 PM • $2 7:00 PM • $8

Page 2 El Paso Scene August 2010
store gift certificates. Admission is free. Mexican Food World Cookoff —
Information: 532-9534. Saturday, Aug. 7, at Wet ‘N’ Wild Waterworld
August 2010
may 2000
A mass celebrating Patron Saint Ignatius of
Loyola (founder of the Society of Jesus/Jesuits)
is noon Saturday, July 31.
in Anthony, Texas. Information: 886-2222 or Sponsored by KLAQ, KROD,
KISS radio stations and El Paso Restaurant
‘Nuestra Belleza El Paso’ Pageant —
Area restaurants will compete in the following August Roundup 3-13
The inaugural Spanish-language Latina beauty
categories: enchiladas, tacos, fajitas and open
pageant is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at The Behind the Scene 4
meat (any Mexican food dish with choice of
Plaza Theatre, with more than 55 young Scene Spotlight 4
steak, chicken, shrimp, pork, seafood, etc.).
women from El Paso, Juárez, and Las Cruces Here’s the Ticket 15-17
The event also features the Rock N’ Roll
competing for the crown. Part of the contest- Dance 17
Mariachi competition, where area mariachi
ants’ judging points will be based on votes by
compete with their traditional sounds plus one Music, Comedy 18-19
the public. Tickets: $25, plus service charge
mariachi-style rock song. Sports 20-23
(Ticketmaster). Information:
Admission (with tax): $21.60; $19.43 ages 4- Summer Fun for Kids 24
12, $3.19 toddlers age 1-3 (includes swim dia- Program Notes 25
Days of Remembrance Summer Fair — per), $15.10 for picnic only and senior 65 and Viva Juárez 25
The 5th annual Bridal & Quinceañera summer older. Babies 11 months and younger free.
Becoming Bicultural 26
fair 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, at the Advance tickets are $15, available at Howdy’s
Wyndham El Paso Airport, 2027 Airway. and area restaurants. Feature:
Hosted by Elegant Penguin Productions. Movies on the move 27-30
Admission: $5 (free age 12 and younger); all
‘Aging to Perfection’ expo — The Rio Film Scene 31-32
Festival of Lights — The family festival is 6 Grande Area Agency on Aging’s 11th annual
proceeds from tickets benefit Child Crisis Nature 33-34
to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 30-Aug. senior expo is Wednesday, Aug. 11, at the El
Center. Information: 592-8897 or SW Art Scene 35-38
1, Ysleta ISD Fine Arts Complex Amphitheater, Paso Convention Center. Admission is free.
8455 Alameda, featuring food and craft ven- Fiesta de San Lorenzo — The 95th annual Information: 533-0998 or Gallery Talk 39-40
dors, games for children, jumping balloons, celebration at San Lorenzo Catholic Church in El Paso Fishnet 40
Clint is Friday through Sunday Aug. 6-8. Food,
Big Bend Ranch Rodeo — The annual
rock wall, obstacle course and more. The annu- At the Museum 41-43
WCRA rodeo is Friday and Saturday, Aug. 13-
al performance of “Viva los Niños” is at 8 p.m. games, rides, matachines, loteria, raffle tickets History Lessons 44
14, at the Sul Ross State University Range and
Admission is free. Information: 434-9700. See and live music. The event traditionally attracts Racking Up History 44
Animal Science Arena, Hwy 90 E, in Alpine.
“On Stage” for details of “Viva los Niños.” more than 10,000 people each day. Admission
Performances begin at 7 p.m. both days, with Keep on Bookin' 45-46
is free. Information: 851-2255.
San Ignacio’s Kermes — St. Ignatius the annual rodeo parade at 10 a.m. Saturday in Stage Talk 46
Tuesday, Aug. 10, is the Feast Day of San
Church, 408 S. Park, will celebrate its 105th downtown Alpine. Information: (432) 364-2696 On Stage 47
Lorenzo. The traditional procession from San
year, July 30-Aug. 1, with historical exhibits, or (432) 294-1250. Liner Notes 48
Elizario Parish to the church grounds begins
gorditas, carnival rides, games, music, dancing A Chuckwagon cook-off and feed is 5 p.m.
around 4 a.m. with the recitation of the rosary, September Preview 49
and more. Mayor John Cook’s new barbecue Saturday.
hymns, and Matachines at the church. A
sauce will be sold benefiting the homeless and A Big Bend Cowboy Church service is 11 a.m. El Paso Scene User’s Guide 50
Spanish Mass at dawn with matachines and
parish. Hours are 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, 5 to mid- Sunday in the old Wool and Mohair Building.
other festivities throughout the day. Advertiser Index 50
night Saturday and 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday. Raffle To get there, take the Clint exit from I-10 and
tickets available to win $500 cash and grocery Subscription Form 50
follow the Mission Trail signs.
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August 2010 El Paso Scene Page 3
Guitar Camp — Camp for ages 9-17 runs he other day, I asked our internet
through August at Mike’s Music. Page 6. service provider, Phidev Inc., to
Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center —
update me on how much traffic the
Showing Aug. 26-Dec. 11: “Contra Flujo:
El Paso Scene website was getting. It sur-
Independence and Revolution.” Opening
prised me to find out that is
reception is Aug. 26. Page 21.
getting about 500 unique visitors a day
and over 800 page views.
Scene Spotlight highlights events adver- LYNX Exhibits — Showing through Sept. That adds up to roughly 15,000 visitors
tised in this issue. 5: “Color Play, Exploring the Art and Science a month (undoubtedly many of those are
Plaza Classic Film Festival — The World’s of Color. Page 42. repeat visitors) and 24,000 page views.
Largest Classic Film Festival is Aug. 5-15 in Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert The print version still has a big lead in
the Plaza Theatre. Page 2. Crossing — The market continues readership — we print 40,000 copies a
Saturdays through mid-October. Page 13. month, and with some copies being
Cirque du Soleil: ‘Alegría’ — The leg- shared with others, that means it’s reach-
endary performance troupe’s internationally El Paso Zoo — The new giraffe and zebra ing anywhere from 50,000 to 100,000
acclaimed production is Dec. 1-5 at the Don exhibits are now open as part of the zoo’s readers. Assuming that at least one person
Haskins Center. Page 9. Africa section. Page 28. looks at each page of each copy printed, gets the most response. Since it only goes
El Paso Convention and Performing Arts that would add up to over 2 million page out to people who request it, the reader-
San Elizario Art District — The new art
Center — Jazz On The Rocks through views per issue. ship is loyal and regular. We get a few
district on Main Street in San Elizario feature
Sept. 12, Viva! El Paso through Aug. 14 Nevertheless, the web audience clearly requests asking for items to be included
studios and galleries of professional regional
and Movies in the Canyon Aug. 20-Sept. 25 is increasing. specifically in the weekly email, often
artists. Page 26.
in McKelligon Canyon; Afresco! Fridays Last December we began using a serv- from people who failed to submit the
through Sept. 10 at Arts Festival Plaza; ‘CreArte’ classes — Teresa Fernandez Art ice ( that turns each edi- item in time for our monthly publication.
Disney Live! is Sept. 17-19. Season tickets Academy and Studio hosts classes for youth tion of the Scene into an easy-to-read Most of the time we have to say no —
available for 2010-2011 Broadway in El Paso and adults. Page 24. online magazine. We get 1,500 to 2,000 mainly because the “we” I’m using here
series. Page 52. ‘Spotlight 2010’ Gala — Border AIDS views of that version each month. is just me, and I don’t have time to be
Partnership’s musical gala is Oct. 2 at We also send out a weekly email digest constantly updating these things. I do try
Lancers Club — Dinner Fundraiser and to fix any mistakes that ran in the printed
UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Page 15. of events to about 1,200 subscribers each
silent auction with Chef Sara Horowitz version if someone calls, so at least the
month (you can sign up by going to
(Aug. 5) on the Westside. Page 30. Lola Production events — “Bombay web and email listings are corrected. We even
El Paso Art Association exhibits — Bellywood” dance (Oct. 6), Tango Buenos started a Facebook page recently, and Also, I like to keep the email newsletter
“Because I Want To” runs July 31-Aug. 21 Aires (Jan. 9) and Ladysmith Black Mambazo now have over 100 fans. to a reasonable length, so it’s limited to
in the Crossland Gallery; “Figuratively with guest Lionel Loueke (Feb. 6), at A lot of our page hits come from search items that have a broader appeal.
Speaking II” opens Aug. 6 in the Sunland Art UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Page 52. engines and outside links. Someone Although I’m sure the Internet reader-
Gallery; Arts International 2010 is Sept. 25- “googles” an event and up pops an online ship of the Scene will continue to grow,
Oct. 17 at Union Station. Page 35. Southern New Mexico listing from The downside it’s hard to know if it will eclipse or
Fort Stanton Live! — The annual celebra- of this is that people often call El Paso replace the printed version in the near
Hal Marcus Studio and Gallery — future (i.e., my working life — after that,
Showing Aug. 5-Nov. 5: “Drawing: The tion of living history is Aug. 6-8 at Fort Scene to ask for more information about
Stanton, northeast of Ruidoso. Page 38. the event, because they assume we are it’s someone else’s problem!). Most peo-
Essence of Art” group exhibit. Opening ple still like the convenience of browsing
connected with it.
reception is Aug. 5. Page 38. Silver City Mainstreet events — “First through the paper.
Our website is an accurate reflection of
‘The Clown Who Ran Away’ – El Paso Fridays” Street Dance (Aug. 6) and Economically, the local market for
what we print, and the listings are slightly
Playhouse presents Conrad Seiler’s family Downtown Gateway arch dedication (Sept. Internet advertising is still iffy. I’ve never
more comprehensive because we don’t
comedy Aug. 6-21. Page 6. 3); San Vicente Artists “Labor of Love” Art had a client approach me about advertis-
have to cut anything to fit a particular
Fair (Sept. 4-5) in the Silco Theater; Gem ing on the website. Other media are chas-
El Paso Conservatory of Dance — space, like we do in the printed version.
and Mineral Show (Sept. 4-5); Silver City ing web revenue to make up for losses in
“Nutcracker” auditions are Aug. 11; fall But we often get calls from people who
Farmers Market every Saturday. Page 16. traditional advertising, but so far Scene
semester begins Aug. 30. Page 11. submit an item and expect to see it appear
Harvest Wine Festival — The New instantly on our website. We have to advertising has remained strong.
Sasahara Gallery — “Meet The Artist” Mexico Wine Growers Association presents explain that we only update the website For right now, the Scene will keep try-
reception Aug. 14. The gallery’s Humane its Labor Day Weekend festival Sept. 4-6 at based on what has already been published ing to make its Internet presence a helpful
Society Benefit is Sept. 11. Page 13. the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, in the paper. supplement to our printed product. But
Las Cruces. Page 17. The weekly email newsletter is the one this old dog may still have to learn some
Thunder from Down Under — Sunland
aspect of our “digital” operations that new tricks before he retires!
Park Racetrack and Casino hosts the male Cottonwood Festival — The 20th annual
dancers from Las Vegas Aug. 18 in the arts and craft festival is Sept. 4-6 in Alameda
Signature Showroom. Page 7. Park in Alamogordo. Page 39.
Shakespeare in the Park — Shakespeare Ski Run Road Challenge — The 3rd annu-
August 2010 Randy Limbird
Editor and Publisher
on the Rocks presents “Othello” (Aug. 20 al race with the highest finish in New Mexico El Paso Scene is published by Cristo Rey
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Page 4 El Paso Scene August 2010
The items can be purchased separately, along
August Roundup with gyros sandwiches and loukanika (Greek
Cont’d from Page 3 sausage on pita bread), kalamari, moussaka
(baked eggplant) and pistichio (Greek pasta
‘Let’s Cook, El Paso’ — KTSM, KDBC and dish). Pastries include baklava, sweet breads
Western Wholesale Supply will host the learn- and loukamathes (honey puffs). Greek and
ing event 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, American coffee also are sold with other bev-
at El Paso County Coliseum, featuring classes, erages. Wine, beer and sodas will be available.
demonstrations and wine and food tastings The Greek Souvenirs store will have several
from local and regional chefs. Class sizes limit- handmade and imported items, and live Greek
ed; age 16 and older admitted. Class packages music and dances are also featured.
range from $20-$105, depending on number of
classes taken. Admission (no classes): $19; El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m.
advance tickets at to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 28-29, at
Information: 342-5465. the Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway (at Boeing).
Classes (each is one hour long): Admission: $5 for both days (private readings
• Breakfast with Chef Rudy Valdes of Crave not included with admission). Free admission
Kitchen & Bar, 10 a.m. with active duty military I.D. Information: 345-
• Appetizer Class with Jane Steele, 11 a.m. 6245 or
• Grilling & Tailgating with Frank Mello , The fair features aura photos, tealeaf readings,
Darrell Plemons, and Colby Griffith of Bull handmade New Age crystal and gemstone jew-
Grills, noon, 2 and 4 p.m. elry, spirit writing, Feng Shui products, aro-
• Italian Cuisine with Chef Diego Amigo of matherapy and readings by 14 professional psy-
Coronado Country Club, noon and 3 p.m. chic readers and mediums from across Texas
• Asian: Thai Fusion, with Chef/Owner Sai and New Mexico. Readings offered in English
Pituk of Tara Thai Restaurant, 1 p.m. and Spanish.
• Pastry Class with Chef Charlie Chidiac of
Stateliners Car Club — Anthony Texas’s
International Bakery & Deli, 4 p.m.
Stateliners Car Club’s 4th annual fundraising
• Healthy & Fast, 5 to 6 p.m.
show is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 28, at
• Wine & Cheese Pairing with Mark Heins,
the Town of Anthony’s Municipal Park in
owner of the Greenery and 2900, hourly from
Anthony, Texas. The show features low riders,
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
low rider bikes, hot rods, trucks, modified clas-
• Beer-ology 101 with Adrian Perez of L&F
sics, muscle cars, bombs and original classics
Distributors, hourly 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1987 or older. Proceeds benefit local charities.
• Table Decoration with Amy Leanse of Take
Spectator admission by donation. Information:
Aim Special Events and Decor, 10 and 11 a.m.
409-7927 or 920-9247.
and noon.
Entry fee for participants: $25 pre-registra-
• Centerpiece Decoration with Amy Leanse, 2
tion; $30 day of show.
and 3 p.m.
• Personalization with Amy Leanse, 4 and 5 San Luis Rey Fiesta — San Luis Rey
p.m. Church in Chamberino, N.M. will host its Gran
• Cupcake Decoration with Tona Ligorio, of Fiesta noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, fea-
Cakes and Cookies by T. Hourly 10 a.m. to 5 turing food and refreshments (gorditas, enchi-
p.m. ladas, tripitas, hamburgers, sodas, aguas frescas,
snow cones, beer), loteria, dart throw and a
Home and Garden Expo — The 11th softball tournament. Live music provided by
annual expo is Aug. 27-29 at El Paso
Centauro Band as well as folklorico dancers
Convention Center. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8
and matachines. Information: (575) 882-2045.
p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fiesta is preceded by a mass at 10 a.m.
Sunday. More than 200 area companies display
the latest products and services for homeown- Fiesta de las Flores — The Hispanic
ers. Admission: $5; $3 military/seniors 62 and Cultural Center presents the festival Sept. 3-5
older; free for ages 18 and younger. Seniors at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 Paisano,
and military admitted free Friday. Information: with food, vendors, music, dances and more.
(361) 882-2071 or Tickets on sale Aug. 1. Information: 533-3730
Special guest is Kelly Edwards, currently or
appearing on several cable shows including co- Headliners include Los Rieleros on Saturday
host and design coordinator on STYLE and Los Intocables on Sunday. Military
Network’s “Tacky House,” HGTV’s “Design on Appreciation Day is Sunday.
a Dime” and AOL Living.
Minerpalooza 2010 — UTEP’s 20th annual
Also featured are daily giveaways, educational
back-to-school bash and pep rally is 6 p.m. to
seminars from area experts for interior design
midnight Friday, Sept. 3, in the center of
and décor ideas, home energy saving tips, cur-
UTEP’s campus, corner of University and
rent tax incentives and more. El Paso County
Hawthorne. The family-friendly event features
Master Gardeners will provide fall planting tips.
fall sports teams, games, information booths
St. Nicholas Greek Festival — The 23rd and appearances by UTEP athletes. Live music
annual festival of vibrant Greek culture is Aug. by Sleepercar, Brown Betty, Radio La Chusma
27-29 at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. and Pan 8. Extended Kids Zone hours are 6 to
Nicholas, 124 S. Festival. Hours are 5 to 10 10 p.m. during the event. Admission is free;
p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and food and some activities sold separately. Miner
noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. game tickets will be sold. Information: 747-
Information: 833-0882. 5670 or
Food is always the star of the show at the
Greek Festival, and baklava and a plethora of
other pastries such as koulourakia and paxima-
Southern New Mexico
dia will be sold. Lamb will be roasted Greek Zia Weekend at Ruidoso Downs — The
style on a spit. The famous Greek combination annual arts and craft show is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
dinner plate will also be available with souvlakia Saturday and Sunday, July 31-Aug. 1, at
(beef shish kebab) or chicken oreganato, rice Ruidoso Downs Racetrack, featuring all-New
pilaf, tyropita (cheese-filled phyllo), spanakopita Mexico made artworks, handmade items and
(spinach-filled phyllo), keftedes (spicy meat- live entertainment. Admission is free.
balls), dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves), Greek
salad and pita bread.
Please see Page 6
August 2010 El Paso Scene Page 5
Souls Ministries’ outreach and charitable
August Roundup efforts include those living in Juarez’s red light
Cont’d from Page 5 district, as well as prison ministries and other
areas in need.
Information: (575) 378-4431 or ruidownsrac- Otero County Fair — The annual fair and
rodeo is Aug. 11-14 at the fairgrounds in
Sundays Under the Stars — Inn of the Alamogordo, N.M. The fairgrounds are off U.S.
Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M. will host
54 on the north side of town, across from
free concerts and movies on the lawn Sundays
White Sands Mall. Information: (575) 434-0788.
during the summer months. Live entertainment
The Frontier Village offers food booths, carni-
begins at 6 p.m. with movies at sunset. Bring
val rides, games and other entertainment.
lawn chair or blanket. All children must be
accompanied by adult. Information: 1-800-545- Music in the Parks — The City of
9011 or Carrizozo, N.M. presents a potluck and con-
Live entertainment begins at 6 p.m.: cert featuring soft jazz music by guitar duo Fred
• Aug. 8 — Jace N Lee Kinnan and Tim Rice 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug.
• Aug. 22 — The Mixx 15, at McDonald Park, as part of its summer
Movies begin at sunset: outdoor music events. Soda and chips for sale
• Aug. 1 — E.T. benefiting Carrizozo Woman’s Club “raise the
• Aug. 15 — Shrek roof” charity. Admission is free. Information:
• Aug. 29 — Pirates of the Caribbean, (575) 648-2757 or
Lincoln County Fair — Aug. 2-7, at the Run to the Copper Country Car Show
County Fairgrounds in Capitan, N.M. (north of – The 19th annual car show is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ruidoso). The fair includes livestock exhibits Saturday, Aug. 21, at Gough Park in Silver City,
and sales, pets shows and demonstrations. N.M. (weather permitting), with vendors,
Information: (575) 648-2311. refreshments, raffles, oldies music and a trophy
winner parade. Sponsored by The Copper
National Night Out — The City of Las Country Cruizers. Admission is free; registra-
Cruces will take part in the nationwide event 6
tion is $35 per car. Information/registration:
to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at the Las Cruces
(575) 388-3468, (575) 536-2898, dandk@sig-
Downtown Mall (south end), featuring several, or copper-
activities for the entire family including games,
entertainment, giveaways and informational
Registration is 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, at
booths. Admission is free. Call for times: (575)
Holiday Inn Express, 1103 Superior, with a hot
541-2200 or
dog burn at 5:30 p.m. and Oldies dance 6 to 8
Old Lincoln Days — The annual celebration p.m.
of Lincoln’s Wild West heritage is Aug. 6-8 in The Cruizers are a family-oriented auto club,
Lincoln, N.M., a restored Western town and booths and other activities will be available
famous for the bloody Lincoln County Wars of during the show, which is limited to vehicles
1878 and the escape of Billy the Kid after he from 1973 and earlier.
was sentenced to die by hanging. The town,
Great American Duck Race — The annu-
maintained by the Lincoln State Monument and
al running of the ducks is Thursday through
Lincoln County Heritage Trust, is on U.S. 380
Sunday, Aug. 26-29, in Deming, N.M.
about 30 minutes from Ruidoso. The event fea-
Admission is free for spectators, and anyone
tures a parade, vendors, foot, a Mountain Man
can be a duck racer for just $5. This year’s
camp, cavalry reenactors and the “Last Escape
theme is “Pirates.” The ducks are provided;
of Billy the Kid” pageant. Information: (575)
don’t bring one. Call for entry forms.
653-4025 or
Information: (888) 345-1125, (575) 544-0469
The Pageant is presented at 8:30 p.m. Friday
and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday.
The Tournament of Ducks Parade is at 10
Pony Express Trail Ride — Lincoln County a.m. Saturday in downtown Deming.
Sheriff’s Posse hosts its annual commemorative Opening ceremonies and invocation are at
trail ride in conjunction with Old Lincoln Days noon Saturday at the Deming Elks Lodge, 2799
Aug. 6-8. The ride keeps the Pony Express Chaplin.
tradition alive by carrying the U.S. mail on Live Duck Races and Water Races are noon to
horseback from White Oaks to Lincoln in three 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon
days. To participate in the ride or purchase a Sunday at McKinley Duck Downs. Duck Race
letter via Pony Express, call (575) 354-8007. eliminations and finals are 3 p.m. Sunday.
Other events:
Alto Artists Studio Tour — The artists of • Duck Royalty Pageants are at 6:30 p.m.
the Alto, N.M., area open their studios for the Thursday at the DPS Auditorium.
7th annual free public tour 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Duck Mart vendors begin at 6 p.m. Thursday
Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-8. The self-guided at Courthouse Park and run all day Friday
tour features several artists in a variety of through Sunday, with carnival events beginning
media in studios and galleries in Alto, Ruidoso 4 p.m. Friday and running all day Saturday and
and throughout Lincoln County. Information: Sunday. Live entertainment from noon to 8
Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce, (575) 336- p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
2356 or • Duck Race Dance is 9 p.m. Friday and
Alto is 5 miles north of Ruidoso on Highway Saturday, at Hat Creek Saloon. Admission: $5
48. The tour route takes visitors through pine (free with sponsor t-shirt).
forests onto a mesa with views of Sierra Blanca • The Kickoff Breakfast hosted by Elks Lodge
and the Capitans. A brochure with artists’ 2799 is 7 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Courthouse
names and a map of the studio locations is Park.
available at Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce, • Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascension is 7 a.m.
participating studios and all sponsor locations. Saturday and Sunday at the Deming Soccer
Kids Kindness Day — Souls’ Ministries 8th Field.
annual event is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, • Barbecue hosted by First United Methodist
Aug. 7, at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada, Las Church is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Cruces, featuring food, games, live entertain- • Slow Pitch Tournament runs all day Saturday
ment and more. Admission is free. Information: and Sunday at the Hooten Complex.
(575) 496-1359.
Please see Page 7
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Page 6 August 2010
unless listed otherwise. Information: 929-9282
August Roundup or
Cont’d from Page 6 • A Queer Bowling League is forming with five
to six five-member teams. League play begins
• The Great American Tortilla Toss is 2 p.m.
in August. Call for information/league fee.
Saturday, and the Great American Outhouse
• The “City of Night” Book Club meets the
Race is 5:30 p.m. on Silver Street.
first Monday of each month (Aug. 2). Call for
MainStreet SalsaFest — The 2nd annual location.
salsa competition is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, • A Turkey Creek Canyon Backpacking Trip is
Aug. 29, on Main Street, between Las Cruces Aug. 28-29, co-hosted by El Paso
and Griggs streets in Las Cruces. Businesses, Ridgewalkers. Trip includes a nine-mile moder-
restaurants and home salsa makers, compete ate hike in the Gila National Forest. Call to
for cash prizes and other awards. Tasters may RSVP.
vote for their favorite. Entertainment and danc- • A workshop “10 Smart Things Gay Men Can
ing provided by Sobradosis del Sabor band with Do To Improve Their Lives” is 7 to 8:30 p.m.
salsa lesson throughout the day and a dance Thursdays, through Sept. 23, at MCC of El
competition at 3 p.m. Also featured are chil- Paso, 216 S. Ochoa. This intimate workshop is
dren’s activities, food and drink and vendor for gay men to take positive steps in identifying
booths. Admission is free; tasting wristband for and overcoming self-defeating behaviors and is
voting is $3. Information: (575) 525-1955 or based on a popular book by Joe Kort. Call to register.
The organization hosts “Queer Cinema” the 7
Downtown Ramble — The City of Las to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of
Cruces hosts an evening of music and art 5 to 7 every month at Fellini Film Cafe, 220
p.m. the first Friday of the month at the Las Cincinnati. Screening is free with $7 food pur-
Cruces Downtown Mall. Information: (575) chase.
Back-to-School Style Show —
Something for everyone Community Solutions of El Paso will host a
style show and brunch 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Cheese) Saturday, Aug. 7, at Woman’s Club of El Paso,
Happening — A night of spoken word, musi- 1401 N. Mesa. The style show will feature
cal and video entertainment is 8 p.m. Friday, models from among the many children of pris-
July 30, at Forum Arts and Culture, 1500 Texas oners served by Community Solutions. Brunch
Ave, with videos by Leon de la Rosa, discussion will be served and attendees will have the
by Dr. Deb Hoag, poetry by Lawrence Welsh, opportunity to view fashions for back-to-school
Donna Snyder, Ray Ramos and Jen Shugert, wear, provided by Macy’s. Also featured is live
videoremixing by Rene Lopez and Tipo with DJ entertainment and a drawing. All proceeds ben-
Kidmonks. Wine served, “bring-your-own- efit Community Solutions’ Connections
cheese.” Cost: $5 suggested donation. Programs for at-risk children and youth.
Information: Jonathan, 613-5237. Tickets: $25. Tickets/information: 861-7733.
Singles Game Night — Peggy Kligman, Bassett Place — 6101 Gateway West.
inventor of “The Goat Game” will host an Information: 772-7479 or
evening for singles at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 30,
at Fuddrucker’s Restaurant, 5030 N. Desert. • The Salvation Army of El Paso County’s Back
Bar service and dinner menus available. Seating To School Drive is Aug. 7-10.
is limited. Cost: $10 (cash only). Information: • The mall’s summer arts and crafts show is
239-4224 or Friday through Sunday, Aug. 13-15.
100th Anniversary of Cub Scouting • El Paso Scale Model Society’s annual summer
Lock In - Boy Scouts of America Yucca model show is Saturday, Aug. 14.
Council will host the overnight event for fami- • Texas’s Tax Free weekend is Aug. 20-22,
lies beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at with extended mall hours 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Adventure Zone, Redd Road. The event fea- Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.
tures exclusive use of Adventure Zone with to 7 p.m. Sunday.
unlimited non-redemption game play, golf, • KSII-FM’s “Stuff The Bus” back to school
boats and go-carts until 3 a.m. Participants may campaign is 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21.
bring tents. No admission after 11 p.m. Cost: • The Airplane Remote Control Model Society
$19 per person; pre-registration by July 28. No will have their large scale model planes in front
walk-ins accepted. Information: 772-2292 or of Bassett’s Café Plaza 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21.
• A Musical Casting Call with Wise Latina
HEMPformation Session — UTEP Entertainment is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday,
Students for Sensible Drug Policy will host an Aug. 22, benefiting CISD. Chosen performers
informational session about the chemical prop- will open for Little Joe y La Familia and other
erties of cannabis and its uses 4 to 8 p.m. top Latino bands. Stage set-up and make-ready
Saturday, July 31, at Natural Gas Conference room available; musicians must provide their
Center (across from the UTEP Library). own instruments.
Admission is free. Information:
Mexican Revolution Centennial — The
‘The Great Dinosaur Deception- City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs
Exposed’ – Sun Valley Baptist Church, 9901 department, along with several other area
McCombs, hosts an evening with guest Dr. groups is hosting several free events through-
Thomas Kindell, founder and president of out 2010 in honor of the 100th Anniversary of
Reason For Faith Ministries 6:30 p.m. Sunday, the Mexican Revolution, including lectures,
Aug. 1. The non-profit ministry is dedicated to exhibits, educational and artistic events and
equipping Christian believers to “give every more. Information: 541-4481 elpasoartsandcul-
man an answer” for their Biblical faith.
Information: 755-7232. “Up Against The Wall: Posters of Social
Rio Grande Adelante Inc. — The organi- Protest” exhibit runs through Aug. 7 at the
zation dedicated to serving all gay, lesbian, Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual
bisexual, transgender and supportive people in Arts at UTEP. The invitational exhibition fea-
the tri-state, binational border area, hosts sev-
eral events each month. Participation is free, Please see Page 8
August 2010 El Paso Scene Page 7
August Roundup La Buena Vida Tours — La Buena Vida
Alpacas Ranch, 1090 Hwy 28 in La Union, hosts
Cont’d from Page 7 free tours 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays and
Sundays in July. Visitors may see the animals,
tures a group of international graphic designers
the workings of and alpaca ranch, and visit The
who use posters to engage important contem-
Studio to see items made of wool. Information:
porary and social issues. Also featured is
(575) 589-4323 or
“Solidarity and Struggle: The Politics of Graphic
Introduction to lace knitting classes are 10
0!(# + )# & ,,!, - ).+ Design in Mexico during and after the
a.m. to 1 p.m. and socks knitting class is 1 to 4
!,-,% ! -. %) Revolution” in the center’s Project Space.
p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 14-28. Pre-registration
Information: 747-6151 or
required; space is limited. Cost: $40 per class.
Tumblewords Project — The free writing
workshops are 12:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Community Solutions mentor orienta-
Saturdays at Memorial Park Public Library,
tion — Community Solutions of El Paso will
hold mentor orientation and training 9 a.m. to
3200 Copper. Information: 328-5484 or tum-
2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, for those interested
in volunteering to serve as an individual or
)( 0, $.+, 0, -.+ 0, • Aug. 7 — — “Songs to Prompt the Muse”
team mentor. Lunch provided. Call for location.
with John Martin Williamson.
' Information: 861-7733,
• Aug. 14 — “Trouble in Mind,” Karla Lopez.
)( 0, .!, 0, $.+, 0, Community Solutions provides services to
• Aug. 21 — “Traditions,” Carmen Chapa.
*' children having parents who are incarcerated.
• Aug. 28 — “Bloody Murder (She Wrote),”
.( 0, Robin Scofield. ‘Back to School Makeover’ Essay
' ( *' Neighborhood Summit — Neighborhood Contest — digital magazine
by and for Latinas is taking essay submissions
Coalition of El Paso and City of El Paso
from high school-aged girls through Aug. 16
.!, 0, ' .(! Community and Human Development
for its Back to School essay contest. Essays
Neighborhood Services Division will host the
! should be 450-750 words in length.
6th annual citywide neighborhood conference 8
! (!, 0, *' Submissions may be send to
a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at Ysleta, posted online at
Independent School District’s Administration Information: 239-5051 or
and Cultural Arts Center, 9600 Sims, with edu-
+)* %( "!! 1 & ,,!,
& ,,!, 1 & ,,!, cational workshops, network building among
Girls describe why they are proud of their
(&%'%-! & ,,!, ! $ ,!,,%)( neighborhood associations and more. More
Latina culture. Winner will win a free profes-
than 25 city and community information ven-
sional hairstyle, make-up consultation and
dors will be present. Admission is free.
photo shoot.
Information: 541-4377 or 541-4721.
0!(# + )# & ,,!, &,) )""!+!
Smeltertown-Buenavista Reunion — Sales Tax Holiday — Most clothes and
*' .!, 0, $.+, 0,
shoes prices under $100 can be purchased tax-
- $ '*%)( ( ! -. %) The historic neighborhoods will host their 26th
free Friday through Sunday, Aug. 20-22, during
)(-/)) reunion 8 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Aug. 7,
(")+' -%)( ! ( Texas’ annual Sales Tax Holiday. Most clothing
at El Maida Shrine Temple, 6331 Alabama, fea-
and footwear priced under $100 are exempt
turing dinner and dancing to Little Mike and
from sales taxes. Customers may purchase as
The Blue Kings. Tickets: $17 in advance; $20 at
many tax-exempt items as they wish.
the door. Information: 760-6414 or smelter-
Information: 1-800-252-5555.
town— Web: smelter- Back to School Expo — The annual tax-
The annual four-man scramble golf tourna- free weekend expo is Saturday and Sunday,
ment begins with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Aug. 21-22, Cielo Vista Mall. Admission is
Friday, Aug. 6, at Ascarate Golf Course, 6900 free. Information: 544-9550 or
Delta. Open to the public. Cost: $50 per play-
er, plus cart and green fees. ‘Neighborhood Watch: A Projection
The annual kermess is Sunday, Aug. 8. Walk’ — El Paso Neighborhood Watch
Collective’s 4th annual one-night event is 6 to 9
Latinitas — The non-profit group for the p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at Munday Park, 1299
empowerment of Latina youth offers regular Yandell (at Upson). Participants will be able to
media-related workshops, exhibits, camps and follow the path of artwork marked by
more. Information: 239.5051, or latinitas- Neighborhood Watch guides and meet the artists who make up El Paso’s Neighborhood
• An Alliance of Latinitas orientation is 5:30 to Watch Collective. Admission is free.
7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9, at Latinitas Information: 407-8038 or
Headquarters, 1359 Lomaland, Suite 502. Pre-
registration required: call 239.5051 or latini- ‘Keep On Dancing’ cancer seminar — Rio Grande Cancer Foundation hosts the edu-
• Saturday Camp for grades 4-8 — 1 to 3 p.m. cation seminar for cancer survivors, patients
Saturday, Aug. 14, at Judge Marquez Public and caregivers Saturday, Aug. 28, at El Paso
Library, 610 N. Yarbrough. Marriot, 1600 Airway. Cancer survivors can
• Teen girls interested in writing for take part in presentations and panel discus- meet 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday sions. Guest speaker is singer-songwriter Karen
the second Saturday of each month (Aug. 14) Taylor Good. Information/registration: 562-
at Judge Marquez Library. 7660 or

Junior Leadership El Paso – Participants Back-to-school immunizations — The
are sought through Aug. 13 for the program City of El Paso Department of Public Health
for area high school juniors. Participants will offers back-to-school immunizations for school-
receive a hands-on education about El Paso’s age children, including the vaccines students
issues, history, challenges and opportunities. must have under new state requirements to
Participants tour the region and meet face-to- take effect Aug. 1. Cost: $10 for one vaccine;
face with leaders in business, government, the $20 total if two or more vaccines are provided
arts, health care, education, the military and during the same visit. Information/appoint-
economic development. Participation is free. ments: 771-5822.
Information: 534-0526 or Vaccines are provided by appointment or on a
Two students from each high school in the El walk-in basis at the program’s five health cen-
Paso County will be selected through a com- ters: Henderson, 721 S. Mesa; Northeast, 5587
petitive process. The program has expanded to
include private and parochial school students. Please see Page 10
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August 2010 El Paso Scene Page 9
August Roundup Trash to Treasures Yard Sale — First
Christian Church, 1211 Hull Road in Ruidoso,
Cont’d from Page 9 will host a fundraising sale 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 21. Admission is free.
Transmountain; Tigua, 7862 San Jose; Ysleta,
Information: (575) 258-4250 or ccfrankie@val-
110 Candelaria; and Westside, 5195 Mace.
Hours are 7 to 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to
4:15 p.m. Tuesdays through Friday with alter- Lions Club Antique Show — Ruidoso
nating Saturdays. Noon Lions Club hosts its fundraising show
The new requirements affect students enter- Aug. 27-29, at Ruidoso Convention Center,
ing kindergarten and seventh grade. A full list of 111 Sierra Blanca Drive in Ruidoso. Hours are
school immunization requirements is available 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
at and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $3 in
14eng.pdf. advance; $4 at the gate. Information: (575)
257-0363 or (575) 973-0732.
Mecca Lounge Monthly Wine Social —
Ardovino’s Desert Crossing in Sunland Park Valley Growers’ Association Farmers
hosts the social at 7 p.m. the last Wednesday of Market — The association hosts its markets
each month (July 28, Aug. 25). Sample a featuring home grown goods and artisan items
selection of fine wines and light hors d’oeuvres. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. throughout the city:
Cost is $15. Information, reservations: (575) • Wednesdays — Corner of Seventh Street
589-0653 ext 3. and Florence (near Armijo Park)
• Thursdays — Tigua Center parking lot, 500-
STARS Volunteer Advocate Training —
D Carolina
The Rape Crisis Center seeks volunteers age
• Saturdays — Sunrise Center parking lot,
18 and older for its next training session 8 a.m.
8500 Dyer
to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Sept.4-25, at the STARS
• Sundays — Long John Silver’s parking lot,
Office, 710 N. Campbell, for anyone wishing to
1104 Yarbrough.
become a victim’s advocate. Registration is
free. Applications available at the STARS office. Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert
Information: 533-7700 or Crossing — The 8th annual market is 7:30
a.m. to noon Saturdays through mid-October.
Honor Flight of Southern NM volun-
This “producers only” market features quality
teers – The group will take their third group
farmers, backyard gardeners and artisans. The
of World War II Veterans to Washington, D.C.
CoffeeStream will serve breakfast and coffee
to see the World War II Memorial Oct. 7-8.
on the patio until 11 a.m. Information: Luis,
None of these American heroes, many of
(575) 589-0653, ext. 6.
whom are at or near 90, have ever had the
Ardovino’s Desert Crossing is at One
opportunity to see “their” memorial before.
Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M.; from El
Volunteers needed to accompany and assist
Paso, take Race Track Drive across the Rio
the veterans on the upcoming trip, and must
Grande and across McNutt Road (NM 273).
cover their own travel and accommodation
Turn left on Ardovino.
expenses of $850 or be sponsored to travel as
guardians. Volunteers with medical expertise Silver City Farmers Market — The mar-
are especially needed. Information: Dolores ket runs 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays in the
Archuleta, (575) 642-0140 or Pamela Creek, New Main Street Plaza (intersection of 6th and
(202) 368-1080. Bullard). Market continues through the first
Applications/donation forms available online at frost in October. Information: (575) 536-9681 or
Mind Body Studio — 910 E. Redd Road (at ‘The Garden’ at The Maze — The Maze
Westwind). Hot Yoga, Power and Vinyasa Yoga at La Union, 1101 Hwy 28, in La Union (next
and Pilates classes offered seven days a week. to Zin Valle) hosts a farmer’s market featuring
Information: 585-6362 or five acres of chilies, vegetables, and watermel-
Zumba classes are 9 a.m. Mondays and ons, plus other produce, through Sept. 22,
Saturdays, 7:40 p.m. Wednesdays, 5:15 p.m. before the fall opening of The Maze. Twenty
Wednesdays and 10 a.m. and 7:40 p.m. percent discount on “U-pick” vegetables.
Thursdays. Zumba is a dance fitness class that Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and
incorporates Latin and international music and Saturdays. Information: 549-1323 or lau-
dance movements,
Prenatal Yoga Classes taught by a certified
instructor now are offered at 5 p.m. on La Union Farmers Market — The market
Mondays and Thursdays. Register by phone. featuring locally-grown produce, arts and craft
New Iron Yoga sculpting classes are 10 a.m. vendors is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays
Fridays. through October, at La Union (N.M.) Town
Park on Telles. Food and drink concessions also
Bazaars and fairs available. La Union is west of NM Hwy 28
about 2 miles north of Canutillo. Information:
Eastern Star Yard Sale — Las Cruces (915) 412-8005.
Chapter #20, Order of the Eastern Star’s
annual yard sale is 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market
Aug. 7, at the Masonic Lodge, 180 E. Boutz in — Arts, crafts, produce, baked goods and
Las Cruces. Proceeds used to sponsor local other food items are offered at the market in
charities. Information: (575) 521-7936. Las Cruces’ Downtown Mall, 8 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, featuring
Mission Trail Art Market — More than 80 approximately 200 area vendors. Information:
area artisans and craftpersons display their fine (575) 541-2288 or
arts and crafts during the monthly open-air
market 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, in Woodworkers’ Second Saturday — The
the historic Veteran’s Memorial Plaza at the San Woodworkers Club of El Paso hosts a public
Elizario Chapel, 1500 Main in San Elizario. Food open house featuring woodworking demon-
and drink concessions, entertainment and guid- strations and the sale of handmade items 9 a.m.
ed tours of historic San Elizario offered. to 4 p.m. the second Saturday of each month
Admission is free. Information: 594-8424 or at, 3228 Sacramento Ave. Admission is free. Information: 760-6536 or 760-6536.

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ings with multiple nominations.
August Roundup
Cont’d from Page 10 Summer Blood Drive — United Blood
Services will host a blood donor campaign
through Aug. 28. All participating donors giv-
For a good cause ing blood through this date at mobile drives
and UBS sites in El Paso and Las Cruces will be
‘Battle of the Badges’ Blood Drive — automatically entered into a drawing for a 2010
The 2nd annual community blood drive is
Hyundai Accent from Hyundai of El Paso.
Friday through Sunday, July 30-Aug. 1, at
Information: LuAnn Wieland, 544-5422, ext.
Cielo Vista Mall. Local firemen and policemen
164 or
will be there helping to recruit blood donors
Eight finalists will be drawn Wednesday, Sept.
and donating themselves, and competing for
1. at the UBS offices, 424 S. Mesa Hills, to
votes. Donors also get a chance to win a 2010
receive a key. Finalists will be at Hyundai of El
Hyundai Accent. Information: 544-5422.
Paso on Saturday, Sept. 4. to try their key to
Autism Society bowling event — Autism win the car.
Society of El Paso will host a fundraising bowl-
Western Gala — The dinner-dance benefit
ing event 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 31, at
for the 81st annual El Paso Ford Dealers
Bowl El Paso, 11144 Pellicano. RSVP by July 29;
Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo is
no walk-ins accepted. Cost: $1 per person;
6:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Aug. 28, at
includes one game, adult shoe rental, two slices
Sunland Park Race Track and Casino’s Signature
of pizza and drink. All bowlers must wear ten-
Ballroom. Cocktails served at 6:30 with prime
nis shoes or bowling shoes. Information/RSVP:
rib dinner at 7:30 p.m. and dancing to Clay Mac
772-9100 or
Band 8 p.m. to midnight. Silent auction and
Fashion Palooza — Boys and Girls Clubs of giveaways also featured Tickets: $75 ($600
El Paso will host the gala fundraiser 5 to 9 p.m. table for 8). Information: 525-8464 or
Sunday, Aug. 1, at The Garden Restaurant and
Bar, 511 Western, in Union Plaza, featuring a The rodeo runs Sept. 23-26 at Cohen
runway “back-to-school” fashion show, cash Stadium.
bar, hors d’oeuvres and live music by Chicago
Salvation Army volunteers — The
blues band Morry and the Sochat Special 20s.
Salvation Army’s Homeless Family Shelter,
Tickets: $50 in advance; $65 at the door; avail-
4300 E. Paisano (east of County Coliseum), is
able online at BGCEPOnlinePurchase.
seeking help for the more than 120 individuals
Information: Crystal Mireles, 532-7410.
now seeking shelter at facility. Items needed
The show features models from the Boys and
include diapers and all variety of personal
Girls Club of El Paso and other local youth
hygiene items. Monetary donations also wel-
organization kids modeling the latest fashions
come. Information: 544-9811.
from JCPenneys.
School Supply Drive — Latinitas Magazine
El Minya Fashion Show and Luncheon is taking school supply donations to benefit
— El Minya Court #46’s 3rd annual fundraiser
low-income girls enrolled in their after-school
fashion show and luncheon is 11:30 a.m. to 2
programs. Backpacks, binders, paper, note-
p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at Shrine Auditorium
books, scissors, markers, pens, gluesticks and
6331 Alabama. Fashions featured from Macy’s
other basic school supplies are being collected
and Dress Barn as well as designs by Sara
at the Latinitas headquarters, 1359 Lomaland,
Macias. Silent auction and prize drawings also
Suite 502. Latinitas is a nonprofit dedicated to
featured. Admission: $30. Information: 204-
empowering Latina youth to build confidence
9965 or
through creative expression. Information: 239-
El Paso NAACP Awards Banquet — 5051 or Web:
The El Paso Branch of the NAACP hosts its
annual Freedom Fund banquet 7 to 10 p.m.
El Paso Humane Society — Adoption
Saturday, Aug. 21, at Wyndham El Paso
hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
Airport, 2027 Airway. The association will pres-
Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and
ent awards to noteworthy El Pasoans. Tickets:
Sunday, at 4991 Fred Wilson. All pets are
$50. Information: 751-6490 or
spayed/neutered, microchipped, licensed and
The El Paso Branch is the oldest NAACP
vaccinated. Adoption fees: $100 ($10 more for
branch in Texas.
pets four months age or older for rabies certifi-
Lobsterfest — Spencer Theater for cate). Information: 532-6971 or
Performing Arts, Airport Hwy 220 in Alto,
Kiwanis American flag campaign —
N.M. (about 12 miles north of downtown
Kiwanis Clubs of El Paso is working with other
Ruidoso), will host an all-you-can-eat lobster
area non-profits to fly American flags in front of
bake fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21,
any business or home in the El Paso during
featuring fresh New England lobsters, potatoes
Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day,
and corn-on-the-cob and continuous music.
Labor Day, Veterans Day and other national
Dress is casual Tickets: $100. Information:
holidays. A 3’ x 5’ flag will be placed on a ten-
(575) 336-4800,(888) 818-7872 or spencerthe-
foot pole in front of homes or businesses for
annual donation to the cause of $25-$100.
EPSO Anniversary Gala — The Grammy- Corporate sponsorships available beginning at
nominated Eroica Trio performs for the El Paso $1,000 (25 flags). Information: 833-2269.
Symphony Orchestra’s 80th anniversary cele- The Kiwanis’ goal is to make El Paso the
bration Saturday, Aug. 28, at the El Paso nation’s “most patriotic city” by having flags in
Museum of Art. Cocktails are 6:30 p.m. with front of all area businesses and residences dur-
dinner at 7:30 p.m. and the Eroica Trio at 8:30 ing patriotic holidays.
p.m. Formal attire. RSVP by Aug. 21. Tickets:
Klothes Lime — The nonprofit resale store
$125 ($250 couples; $1,250 table for 10).
at 1805 Montana seeks men’s and women’s
Information: 532-3776.
clothes items for sale or trade. Proceeds from
The Eroica Trio has won the prestigious
sales support local bands, nonprofit organiza-
Naumburg Award, resulting in a highly success-
tions, artists and artisans. Information: Angela
ful Lincoln Center debut and has since toured
Sustaita, 256-5942 or
the United States, Europe, and Asia. The trio
also has released eight critically lauded record-
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August Roundup Club news
Cont’d from Page 11 El Paso Scale Model Society — The soci-
ety will host its monthly meeting at 2 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 1, in the St. Paul’s United
Fort Bliss Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 7000
Anyone entering Fort Bliss must obtain a gate Edgemere. Formed in 1969, it is a chartered
pass. Driver’s license, car insurance and regis- chapter of the International Plastic Model
tration required. Society, U.S. Branch. Information: 598-6957.
Gate hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Society will host a show at Bassett Place
Monday through Friday for Jeb Stuart entrance Mall, Saturday, Aug. 14.
and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday Singles in the Son - The group develops
and 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekends for friendships between Christian singles from 25
Sheridan Gate. Cassidy Gate permanently to 45 years old. All denominations are wel-
closed. come and there are no costs for membership.
Dinner on a Dime — Financial Readiness Bible study starting soon. Information: Andy,
Program at Army Community Service hosts the 471-1997 or
monthly class that helps families make pasta, • Sunday, Aug. 1 — Music Under the Stars
sauces, appetizers, desserts and more on a • Friday, Aug. 6 – Plaza Classic Film Festival
shoestring budget 10 a.m. to noon the first • Saturday, Aug. 14 – Dinner and pool
Tuesday of he month (Aug. 3), at ACS, Bldg. • Saturday, Aug. 21 – Dinner and Diablos
2494 on Ricker Road. The class is free, but pre- • Saturday, Aug. 28 – St. Nicholas Greek
registration is required. Information/registra- Festival.
tion: 569-5365, 568-1132 or Germania Club — The Germania Club of El Paso’s monthly luncheon meeting is 11:30 a.m.
Free child care will be provided for children Friday, Aug. 6, at the German Community
registered with Child, Youth and School Center (Soldatenstube), Robert E. Lee Road,
Services. Information: 568-1132. Building 5095, Fort Bliss. Newcomers wel-
Survivor Outreach Services — The sup- come. Information: 595-1108 or 755-5471.
port group for survivors of fallen soldiers meets Macintosh Users Group — The El Paso
10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, at Building Macintosh Users Group is open to anyone
2494 Ricker Road on post (Army Community interested in Apple Macintosh computers. The
Service Building). Information: 568-1132 or group’s monthly meeting and demonstration is 9:30 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of the
For Bliss Community Garden — Fort month at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church basement,
Bliss MWR provides the Fort Bliss community 1000 Montana (enter in alley). The Aug. 7
with space for a community garden. Fifty raised meeting program is “How to Set Up a Simple
beds and planting medium are available at the Web Site” with Rocky Melendez. Admission is
Old Fort Bliss Museum for interested garden- free for visitors. Information: 566-2201, 564-
ers. Garden guidelines and agreements will 5906 or
soon be available online at Project Linus — The charitable group which
fortbliss or stop by the Old Fort Bliss Museum has donated thousands blankets and quilts to
to sign up now. Participants may work on their seriously ill and/or traumatized children of the
garden at any time, and equipment is available El Paso area meets 9:30 to 11 a.m. the first
for borrowing at Old Fort Bliss Replica Saturday of each month (Aug. 7), at University
Museum during normal hours of operation. Presbyterian Church, 244 Resler. Knitters, cro-
Information: Wanda Kienzle, 588-8482 or cheters, quilters sewers and non-sewers wel-
Elizabeth Maline 568-6078. come. Newcomers are welcome, and current
Free museum access for military — El blanketeers may bring a friend. Donations of
Paso Museum of Art, One Art Festival Plaza, yarn, cloth and other supplies as well as mone-
offers free Museum access, including ticketed tary donations welcome. Information: Annette
exhibitions, for all active military personnel and Wooters, 474-2845, or
their families through Sept. 6, as part of the
National Endowment for the Arts “Blue Star El Paso Northeast Quilters Guild —
Museums” pilot program. Current Military ID is Regular monthly meetings are 7 to 9 p.m. the
required. The museum of Art is one of 330 second Thursday of the month, at Trinity
museums from 45 states nationwide that made Presbyterian Church, 8001 Magnetic (at
this commitment. Current Military ID is Titanic). The Aug. 12 program is “State
required. Active military personnel and their Quilts.” The non-profit organization promotes
families should visit the Museum Store to quilting among interested persons, and brings
receive their free pass stickers to ticketed exhi- the beginner, experienced, younger and older
bitions. No tickets are required to view the quilters together for various events and proj-
Museum’s permanent collections. Information: ects. Information: 751-2132 (leave message).
532-1707 or
Military Officers Association of
Fort Bliss Rod & Gun Club — Rifle and America — The El Paso Chapter of MOAA,
pistol shooting competitions are held almost an organization for active and retired Officers
every weekend at the Fort Bliss Rod & Gun of all services and surviving spouses, hosts its
Club — visitors can watch for free, food avail- membership meeting and luncheon at 11 a.m.
able at the clubhouse snack bar. To get there: Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Great American Land
Take Railroad Drive to Deer; turn right. and Cattle Company, 9800 Gateway North.
Information: 568-2983. Speaker is Col. Michael Kuhn of German Air
Old Fort Bliss — Building 5051, corner of Force Command. Social hour begins at 11 a.m.
Pershing and Pleasanton Roads, Fort Bliss. The followed by luncheon and speaker. Cost: $20.
Old West days of the “Soldiers of the Pass” are Send reservations (by Aug. 11) to the Secretary
relived through replicas of the original adobe at MOAA; PO Box 6144, Fort Bliss, Texas,
fort buildings and military artifacts, 79906-0144, Information: 533-5111.
Magoffinsville Post 1854 to 1868. Admission:
free. Hours: Daily 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Information: 568-3137.
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hold its 2010 National Convention in El Paso 1789, 845-6535 or Area attractions
August Roundup Aug. 3-8, at the Airport Wyndham Hotel, 2027 Fall French classes for children and adults ses-
Cont’d from Page 13 Airway. Representatives from more than 100 sions begin the week of Sept. 20, for both Western Playland — The amusement park
Chapters around the United States will attend. beginners and adults. Ten-week adult classes is at 1249 Futurity Dr. in Sunland Park, N.M.
Information: 755-4038. held on both the East and West Side, and chil- (next to the racetrack). Take Sunland Park Exit
Paso del Norte Quilt Guild — The guild’s
dren’s classes on the West Side. Information: 13 from I-10. Tickets: $15.95, plus tax (pay one
monthly meeting is 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. Discover El Paso — The nonprofit group, Christine, 566-8042 or Maud, 833-8705. price); $5 non-rider admission; free non-rider
14, at University Presbyterian Church, 224 N. founded in 1973, is dedicated to promoting passes for ages 2 and younger and age 60 and
Resler. A workshop on Stacked Stain Glass 9 things to do and see in and around El Paso. International Coin Club — El Paso’s only older, includes train and sky ride admission.
Patch follows the meeting. Anyone interested in The monthly luncheon is noon Tuesday, Aug. coin club meets at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first Individual ride tickets are $2. Information: (575)
quilting is welcome, no experience needed. 24, at Doubletree Hotel, 600 N. El Paso Street. Monday of the month at Travelodge-La 589-3410 or
Information: Sharon Geddes, 581-0432. Reservations required. Cost: $20. Hacienda, 6400 Montana. Meetings include pre- Summer hours are 3 to 9 p.m. Sundays, 7 to
El Paso Quilters’ Association — The Information/reservations: 584-3126 or 584- sentations and an auction of materials submit- 10 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 3 to 10
association will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3858. ted by members. Visitors always welcome, and p.m. Saturdays.
19, at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 2155 admission free for first-time visitors.
UTEP Woman’s Auxiliary — The auxiliary Information: 533-6001 or 526-3180. Wet ‘N’ Wild Waterworld — The water
Wedgewood. Anyone interested in quilting is will host its Membership Coffee 10 a.m. to park is at 8804 S. Desert, Anthony, Texas (I-10
invited to attend. Admission is free. noon Saturday, Aug. 28, at the home of Drs. Parents of Multiples Club — The club’s at Exit 0). Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday
Information: 592-4655 or 851-3145. Dean and Christine Smith, 5900 Quinta Real. new El Paso Chapter meets 6:30 to 8 p.m. the through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and
Military Order of the World Wars — Anyone interested in joining the auxiliary is wel- third Thursday of the month at St. Mark’s Sunday. Information: 886-2222 or
The El Paso Chapter the Military Order of the come to meet the members and enjoy coffee, United Methodist Church, 5005 Love Road. The water park is open daily through Aug. 22,
World Wars will hold its monthly meeting at 11 tea and goodies. Information: Marilyn Munden, Parents of twins, triplets or more are invited to then weekends only through Sept. 6.
a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Centennial Club 433-9227. join this support, education and research non- Carnival Familiar begins at 10 a.m. Saturday,
at Biggs Field Air Force Base to launch its 2010- profit organization. Meetings are free to attend. Aug. 7. Tickets: $15 in advance; available at
L’Alliance Française d’El Paso — The Club membership is $20 a year. Free childcare
2011 meeting schedule. Everyone is invited. group promotes French culture and offers fran- Wet N Wild or any Western Beverage location.
Information: 755-4038. provided during meeting. Information: 760-
cophiles the opportunity to use the French lan- Indian Cliffs Ranch — The working cattle
The Military Order of the World Wars will 6955 or
guage in a variety of activities. Information: 585- ranch in Fabens offers a children’s zoo, buffalo,
longhorns, deer, rattlesnake pit, movie sets and
the Fort Apache playground. It’s also home to
the famous Cattleman’s Steakhouse.
Information: (915) 544-3200 or cattle-
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino —
The copper-domed casino offers slot machines,
and video-machine versions of poker, keno and
other games. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Sunday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Friday and Saturday. Lounge is open, with live
entertainment and dancing, until 2 a.m. week-
ends. Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. every-
day. General admission and parking are free.
Information: (575) 874-5200.
To get there, take the Sunland Park exit from
I-10, go south (left turn coming from
Downtown) and follow the signs.
Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305 Yaya
Road, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta
Mission. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday
through Sunday. The center features a museum
on the Tigua tribe, including its relationship to
the Tiwas of northern New Mexico. Admission
is free. Information: 859-7700.
Wyler Aerial Tramway — Texas’ only pub-
licly accessible mountain tramway gives passen-
gers a view of 7,000 square miles, two coun-
tries and three states (Texas, New Mexico and
Chihuahua) from Ranger Peak, elevation 5,632
feet. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children
12 years and under. Tickets sales stop one hour
before closing. Summer hours are noon to 9
p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday; and noon to
6 p.m. Monday and Thursday; closed Tuesdays
and Wednesdays. Information: 566-6622.
To get there: Take Alabama to McKinley and
turn toward the mountain.
Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park is managed
by Texas Parks & Wildlife and is also part of
Franklin Mountains State Park.
La Viña Winery — New Mexico’s oldest
winery is just across the state line from El Paso,
at 4201 S. NM Highway 28, one mile north of
Vinton Road. Information: (575) 882-7632 or The tasting room and patio
are open for sales and tasting of wines from 12
to 5 p.m. Thursday through Tuesday (closed
Wednesdays). Tasting fee is $5.

Zin Valle Vineyards — 7315 Hwy 28 in
Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259). Free tast-
ings are noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday.
Information: 877-4544 or

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The Pretty Things Peepshow — The Carlos Mencia — The comic behind
vaudeville burlesque show is 10 p.m. Friday, Comedy Central’s hit show “Mind of Mencia”
July 30, at Bombardiers, 109 E. Castellano, will give a rare comedy club appearance at 7
featuring singer Bonnie Voyage, burlesque p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, at the Comic Strip,
dancers go-go Amy and Bettina May, midget Lil’ 1201 Airway. Tickets: $30, plus service fees;

Miss Firefly and more. Doors open at 8 p.m. available from Information:
Admission: $10. Information: 532-2292 or pret- 779-5233 or

TRAINING AT PTEP Mencia is undoubtedly one of today’s most
lauded entertainers and feared comics. Being

1071 Country Club Rd. Ste T
Tommy Allsup ‘Stories & Music’ — The the seventh child in his family may contribute
Grammy-winner will sing songs and tell stories
to Carlos Mencia’s approval of capital punish-

7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 30-31, at the
ment. An equal opportunity offender, Mencia
Hubbard Museum of the American West —
promises to put on a show much like his
841 U.S. 70 West, next to Ruidoso Downs
(N.M.) Race Track. Cost: $20 ($15 museum
Comedy Central hit. ANDREA
members); seating limited. Information: (575) Foxstock & Hippiefest — The Fox 92.3
378-4142. or FM musical flashback concert is 7 p.m. Friday,
Aug. 13, at El Paso County Coliseum, featuring
‘Broadway in El Paso’ tickets — Season retro superstars War, With Rider, Rare Earth
tickets are now on sale for the 2010-2011
and Badfinger. Tickets: $30, $35 and $40, plus "
Broadway series at the Plaza Theatre. Four-
service charge. (Ticketmaster).
show and five-show packages available. Five
show packages: $145, $215 and $270. Four Josh Abbott Band — The Top 10 country
show packages (not including “Beauty and the music band, known for the hit “She’s Like
Beast”): $115, $.170 and $215. Individual tick- Texas,” performs at 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13 at
ets to be announced; available through Whiskey Dick’s, 580 George Dieter. Tickets:
Ticketmaster. Season ticket information: 231- $10; available online through
1111 or Information: 921-9900.
Season includes Disney’s “Beauty and the
Beast” (Nov. 29), Monty Python’s “Spamalot”
George Lopez — The stand-up comedy star
of “Lopez Tonight” returns to El Paso at 8 p.m.
(Jan. 25), “All Shook Up” (Feb. 13), “Legally !!!
Saturday, Aug. 14, at UTEP’s Don Haskins
Blonde” (March 14) and Blue Man Group
Center. Tickets: $46.75, $56.75 and $66.75
(April 27-28).
plus service charge. (Ticketmaster).
Rio Grande Theatre — Pre Entertainment Star of the ABC “George Lopez” sitcom and
presents former Funk Brothers member TBS’s “Lopez Tonight,” Lopez also is a frequent
Ronnie Rathers in an evening of hit R&B and host of “Que Locos” on Univision. As a stand-
Soul classics 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at the up comedian, he is a sell-out coast to coast.
Rio Grande Theatre, 211 Downtown Mall, Las
Cruces. Tickets: $25 general admission; $40
Coheed and Cambria — The New York
“indie-prog-metal-storytellers” present their
VIP (includes hors d’oeuvres and meet and
tour in support of their current CD and novel
greet with musicians). Portion of proceeds go
“Year of the Black Rainbow” Aug. 17, at Club
towards Boys and Girls Club of Las Cruces.
101, 1148 Airway, with London’s Porcupine
Information: (575) 523-6403, (575) 630-2206
Tree. Tickets: $26 in advance; $30 day of show,
plus service charge (
Game — The rap artist (formerly known at Coheed and Cambria’s “Year of the Black
“The Game”) performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Rainbow” charted No. 5 in its first week.
Aug. 6, at El Paso County Coliseum. As a
member of G-Unit, Game rose to fame in 2005
‘Thunder From Down Under’ —
Australia’s internationally-acclaimed male revue
with the success of his debut album, “The
is 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, at, at Sunland
Documentary” and two Grammy nominations.
Park Racetrack and Casino’s Signature
Tickets: $20 (Ticketmaster).
Showroom. Admission: $20; age 21 and older
Game also has also been nominated for two
only. Information: (575) 874-5200.
BET Awards, one MTV Music Award and won
The latest show features charismatic charac-
the 2005 Billboard Music Award for Top
ters including pirates and a Wild West
R&B/Hip-Hop Artist. His latest single is “Ain’t
Desperado, as well as a fireman and a knight in
No Doubt About It.”
shining armor. The traveling troupe has
‘Tejano Legends’ VII — Ruben Ramos and appeared in more than 15 countries worldwide
the Mexican Revolution, Jay Perez and Asi Band and on television shows including NBC’s “Las
headline the Tex-Mex music style tour at 7:30 Vegas,” “The View” and VHI’s “Strip Search.”
p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at the El Paso
Convention Center. Tickets: $25 to $55, plus
Disney Live! “Mickey’s Rockin’ Road
service charge. (Ticketmaster).
Show — The Disney family musical comes to
El Paso Sept. 17-19, at Abraham Chavez
Hiroshima — The American jazz fusion band Theatre, Showtime is 7 p.m. Friday, and noon
performs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8, at and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets:
UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. After more than $24.21-$46.92, plus service charges.
30 years and 15 albums, the band’s latest CD (Ticketmaster). Information:
“Legacy” was nominated for a 2010 Grammy
for “Best Pop Instrumental Album.” Tickets:
Dwight Yoakum — The legendary “Honky
Tonk Man” performs at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept.
$35 and $40, plus service charge.
17, at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center,
122 S. Old Pueblo Road. Admission is free.
Ben Carroll — Musician Ben Carroll pres- Information: 860-7777.
ents an all-ages concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Aug. 10, at Black Box Theatre, 430 N
Stone Temple Pilots — The Grammy-win-
ning alternative rock band performs at 7 p.m.
Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Tickets: $10 at
the door. Information/reservations: (575) 523-
1223. Please see Page 16
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Ticket Venues & series
Cont’d from Page 15 Zen-Meister Bar — 1160 Airway.
Information: 778-1089.
Tuesday, Sept. 21, at El Paso County • Y&T — 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, with guests
Coliseum. Tickets: $44.50-$49.50, plus service to be announced. Tickets: $15.
charges (Ticketmaster). • Sponge — The alternative band performs at
Jack Hanna - El Paso Zoo presents an 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21. Hits include
evening with the world famous zookeeper “Plowed” and “Molly.” Tickets: $15 in advance;
Tuesday, Sept. 28, at The Plaza Theater. $18 day of show.
Information: Information: 532-8156, 521-1850 • The Iron Maidens — The all-female Iron
or Maiden tribute band performs at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 25. Tickets: $20.
Benise — The Nuevo Flamenco stars per-
form at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at The Plaza Club 101 — 1148 Airway. Advance tickets for
Theatre. Tickets: $28-$48, plus service charge. most events available at Club 101, All That
(Ticketmaster) Music, Psycha and online at,
unless otherwise listed. Information: 544-2101
Bellydance Superstars — The showcase or
of Middle Eastern dance in their “Art of • Pantheon Rococo — The 15th Anniversary
Bellydance” tour is Wednesday, Oct. 6, at the USA Summer Tour is 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug.
UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. (Ticketmaster). 4. All ages show. Tickets: $25 in advance; $30
Information: at the door.
Disney on Ice ‘Let’s Celebrate’ — • Lil Rob — 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, with
Mickey and Minnie and friends host their colos- special guests Mr. Geo, El Dreamer, Enemy 1,
sal party in Disney on Ice’s latest show Oct. 6- Cuatrero and West Texas G. Tickets: $15 in
10, at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 advance; $20 day of show.
Paisano. Performances are 7:30 p.m. • Enthroned — The Belgian metal band per-
Wednesday through Friday and noon, 3:30 and forms at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, with
7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Thursday’s per- Destroyer 666 of Australia and Shining of
formance in Spanish. Tickets: $15 and $21 Sweden. Tickets: $15.
(reserved seating), $26 balcony and box seats; • OTEP — The Los Angeles metal band per-
$30 VIP and $42 front row, plus service charge. forms at Sunday, 7 p.m. Aug. 15, with opening
available starting Aug. 28 (Ticketmaster). acts The Birthday Massacre, Beneath The Sky,
Group ticket information: 1-888-770-1876. The Agonist and Murder FM. All ages show.
Tickets: $12.
Shakira — The international superstar per- • Coheed and Cambria — The indie metal
forms at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at band performs Aug. 17 with London’s
UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Shakira has more Porcupine Tree and The Dear Hunter. Tickets:
than 214 global award nominations and more $26 in advance; $30 day of show.
than 50 million albums sold worldwide. Tickets: • As Blood Runs Black — The “Over The Limit
$152.50, $102.50, $72.50, $42.50 and $9.50, Tour” is 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, featuring
plus service charge. (Ticketmaster) Son of Aurelius, Oceano, As Blood Runs Black,
Arsonists Get All The Girls, The Tony Danza
Evans Blue and Smile Empty Soul —
Tap Dance Extravaganza, Thick at Blood,
The alternative hard rock bands perform at 7
Burning the Masses, Circle of Contempt, Blind
p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, at House of Rock, 8838
Witness. All ages show. Tickets: $15.
Viscount with special guests to be announced.
• The Ataris — The pop punk band performs
Tickets: $20; available through
at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, with Spoiler and
Machete Music Tour 2010 — The music Free at Will. All ages show. Tickets: $10 in
tour featuring Ivy Queen, Tego Calderon and advance.
Cosculluela is 8 p.m. is Thursday, Nov. 4, at El • Spoon — Austin-based indie rock band per-
Paso County Coliseum. Also featured are Angel forms at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, with spe-
Colderon, Angel y Khriz Flex, Chino y Nacho cial guest Dale Watson. Tickets: $26. in
and Jowell y Randy. Tickets: $45, $55 and $65, advance; $30 day of show.
plus service charges. (Ticketmaster)
Speaking Rock metal shows — Speaking
Cirque du Soleil: ‘Alegría’ — The leg- Rock Entertainment Center, 122 S. Old Pueblo
endary performance troupe will give eight per- Road, hosts of series of free concerts featuring
formances of its internationally acclaimed pro- some of the 80’s most iconic rock bands.
duction Dec. 1-5, at Don Haskins Center. Information: 860-7777.
“Alegría” is a Cirque du Soleil classic that has • Dokken — Thursday, Sept. 2
entertained more than 10 million people • Great White — Friday, Sept. 3
worldwide since its world premiere in • Ratt — Saturday, Sept. 4
Montreal in 1994. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. • L.A. Guns — Oct. 16.
Wednesday and Thursday, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday.
Spencer Theater for Performing Arts
— Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. (about 12
Tickets: $35-$79 ($28-$64 children 12 and
miles north of downtown Ruidoso). Free public
younger; $31.50-$67.50 military, seniors and
guided tours are 10 a.m. Tuesdays and
students), plus service charges.
Thursdays (except show dates). Information:
Premium Tickets: $95-99; $76-$80 children
(575) 336-4800, (888) 818-7872 or
12 and younger; $98.50 military, seniors and
students). (Ticketmaster) Information: cirque-
• The Turtles starring Flo & Eddie — 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 7. The Turtles soared to fame in
Yo Gabba Gabba Live — DJ Lance Rock 1965 with “Ain’t Me Babe.” Other hits include
and the cast of “Yo Gabba Gabba” bring their “Happy Together, “Eve of Destruction,”
“There’s A Party in My City” state-of-the-art “House On The Hill” and more. “Flo and
production with music, singing, dancing and ani- Eddie” are the stage names of the group’s
mation to El Paso at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, at founders, Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman,
Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $38.70- who continue to tour 45 years later. Tickets:
$41.26. (Ticketmaster) $76 and $79.

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Page 16 El Paso Scene August 2010
Baila Academy — The academy’s annual the “Nutcracker Ballet” are 11 a.m. to 12:30
dance festival is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11,
30-31, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. at El Paso Conservatory of Dance, 4400 N.
San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: Mesa. Classes taught by guest choreographer
532-7273. Erick Campos. Registration begins one half
hour before each class; participants must wear
Dancing in the City — The City of El Paso proper ballet attire. Additional classes for
Museums and Cultural Affairs Department ber of the Feld Ballet, Los Angeles Chamber Bob Burns-Mike Caranda Combo.
Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. He was • Aug. 19: Bob Burns-Mike Caranda Big Band dancers age 8 to 12, interested in performing
presents the outdoor salsa dance 8 to 10 p.m. the Nutcracker as “Clara” are 9:15 to 10:30
Saturday, July 31, at Arts Festival Plaza, with also on the television series “Fame” and was • Aug. 21: County Western Dance with music
the male lead in Janet Jackson’s video “Nasty.” by Mark Coker. Western attire recommended. a.m. and 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Information: Marta
live music by Team Havana. Dance lesson pre- Katz, 252-5601.
cedes the event at 7 p.m. Beverages and food The Aug. 9-13 session features “Martha • Aug. 26: Bob Burns-Mike Caranda Big Band.
available for purchase; no outside food or Graham Technique” with Jennifer Conley. The Argentine Tango Group’s dances are 7 to The Expressions Dance Academy —
drinks permitted. Cost: $5 ($8 couples). Conley has been part of the Martha Graham 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays (Aug. 3-31). Lesson includ- The company presents various dance styles at
Advance tickets at the MCAD office, first floor Dance Company since 2002. She has per- ed with admission at 7 p.m. Beginners, single 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 13-14, at
of El Paso City Hall. Information: 541-4942. formed several original works in independent and couples over 21 welcome. Dress code the Chamizal National Memorial. Admission is
productions, and produced two full artistic pro- enforced. Cost: $10 ($8 members; $5 stu- free. Information: 872-0989.
UTEP Summer Dance workshops — ductions “Red Tail Music and Dance” and dents). Information: (575) 642-1699 or musbe-
The UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance “GeoDance Theatre.” ‘Belly Dance Superstars’ workshops —
hosts two sessions of new choreography 10 Belly dancers Petite Jamilla and Cecilia will host
a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, Aug. 2- Big Band Dance Club — The club spon- Summer Oasis - The world music and dance a series of workshops Saturday and Sunday,
6 and Aug. 9-13, featuring professional guest sors dances at Las Cruces Country Club, 2700 show is 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at El Paso Aug. 14-15, at YWCA, 313 Bartlett.
instructors. Cost: $150 for one week; $280 for N. Main, Las Cruces. Age 21 and older wel- Public Library Main Branch. 501 N. Oregon, Saturday’s workshops are “Drum Solo” with
both. High school and group rates available. come. Dress code enforced; refreshments featuring El Paso’s dance artists who specialize Cecilia 8 to 11 a.m. and “Simplified Spinning
Information: Lisa Smith, 747-6509 or served. Information: (575) 642-2002, (575) in various international dances. Admission: $10 and Double Veil” with Jamilla noon to 3 p.m. 525-9227 or ($5 children); $2 discount with library card. Sunday’s workshops are “Girls Just Wanna
The Aug. 2-6 session features “Jazz, Theatre Ballroom, swing and Latin dances are 8 to 10 Information: 328-1874. Have Fun” with Jamilla 8 to 11 a.m. and “Tango
Dance and Triple Threat Instruction” with p.m. Thursdays. Beginner’s lesson at 7 p.m. Fusion” with Cecilia noon to 3 p.m. Registration
Admission: $7 members; $9 non-members.
‘Nutcracker’ auditions — Auditions for El
Rocker Verastique. Verastique has appeared in Paso Youth Ballet’s Corps de Ballet and begins one hour prior to each workshop. Cost:
several Broadway productions and was a mem- • Aug. 5 and 19: High Society Orchestra $75 in advance; $85 at the door. Information:
Principal roles in its December production of
• Aug. 12: “Sock Hop” costume party with 235-1958.

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• Roy Clark — 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug.
14. Best known for his decades-long stint as
the host of the country-music show “Hee
Haw,” Clark is a master of strings and a singer
who has entertained millions for more than 40
years. The award winning actor, vocalist and
philanthropist is a member of both the Grand
Ole Opry and The Country Music Hall of
Fame. Matinee tickets: $56 and $59. Evening
tickets: $66 and $69.
• Nearly Neil & The Solitary Band — 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 28 — Singing Neil Diamond’s
hits like “Sweet Caroline,” “Holly Holly,” “Red,
Red Wine,” and “Song Sung Blue,” vocalist
Bobby Bruce not only looks like Diamond, but
also matches note for note. He is joined on
stage by fellow musicians Kyle Radomsky, Craig
Zurba, Dave Corman) and Marlow Holder.
Tickets: $66 and $69.
• Ray Price — 6:30 and 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug.
31. The great western crooner’s hits go back
decades, and Price continues to release new
recordings of western standards and swinging
country. A member of the Grand Ole Opry
since 1952, his early songs include “Crazy
Arms,” the 1956 country song of the year. In
2007, Price recorded the Grammy-winning hit
CD “Last of the Breed” with Willie Nelson and
Merle Haggard. Tickets: $66 and $69.
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and
Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Age 21 and older
admitted. (Ticketmaster) Information: 1-877-
277-5677 or
• Josh Turner — The country/folk star (“Long
Black Train,” “Would You Go With Me”) per-
forms at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10. Tickets:
• Rodney Carrington — The country comedi-
an and star of the sitcom “Rodney” performs 8
p.m. Friday, Aug. 27. Tickets to be announced.
• The Black Crowes — The Georgia rock and
roll band who has sold more than 20 million
albums performs at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6.
Tickets: $25-$100.
• Harry Connick Jr. — The New Orleans
crooner performs Saturday, Oct. 2 (details to
be announced).

August 2010 El Paso Scene Page 17
Alfresco! Fridays — The free outdoor con- Kern Place Music in the Park — The
certs begin at 5:30 p.m. Fridays through Sept. Kern Place Association presents jazz musician
10 at Arts Festival Plaza (between El Paso Billy Townes at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, as part
Museum of Art and Plaza Theatre). Presented of its summer-long music series in Madeline
by the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Park, 900 Baltimore. Bring a lawn chair, blanket
Affairs Department. No outside food or bever- or picnic basket. Admission is free. Information:
ages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0689, 588-5827, 731-9956 or
541-4481, or
• July 30 — La Imperial Sonora (Latin cumbia)
Riversong Ramblers — The music and
comedy group performs Saturday and Sunday,
• Aug. 6 — Aztec Zodiac (jazz/funk/Latin)
Aug. 7-8, at Chartreuse Moose gallery in
• Aug. 13 — PT & the Cruisers (easy listening)
Ruidoso, N.M., across from the tennis courts
• Aug. 20 — Mike Hamilton (jazz)
on Sudderth Drive. Arts and crafts and food
• Aug. 27 — Radio La Chusma (Latin reg-
also offered. Information: (505) 990-3550.
• Sept. 3 — Marcelo & Friends (salsa/Latin) ‘How To Be A Hit Songwriter’ — Sharon
• Sept. 10 — Fungi Mungle (70’s Cobb, 25-year veteran of producing and song-
rock/disco/funk) writing in Nashville, will teach the class 6 to
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 8-Sept. 28, at
Music Under the Stars — The 27th sum-
Unitarian Universalist Community of El Paso,
mer concert series, presented by the City of El
4425 Byron. Class size is limited; early sign-up
Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs
encouraged. Admission is free; donations
Department, continues 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
accepted. Information: (615) 491-5000.
Sundays, through Aug. 15, at the Chamizal
Cobb has co-written with Ben Vereen, Steve
National Memorial amphitheater, 800 S. San
Cropper, Steve Earle, Bobby Braddock, Bruce
Marcial. Admission is free. Information: 541-
Channel, Kix Brooks, and other top songwrit-
4481 (MCAD), 532-7273 (Chamizal) or elpa-
ers. She also produced an R&B album for
Vereen, and live shows for Emmylou Harris,
No glass containers or pets permitted at park.
Steve Earle and Garry Morris, and written
Free park-and-ride shuttles available from El
theme songs for two films.
Paso Zoo to Chamizal and depart regularly
6:30 to 10 p.m. Jazz on the Rocks — The monthly live jazz
• Aug. 1 — Hot Club of Cowtown (Western music series is 8 p.m. the second Thursday of
Swing) the month through October, at McKelligon
• Aug. 8 — Azucar (Salsa and Merengue) Canyon. The Aug. 12 concert features Allan
• Aug. 15 — Mariachi Los Toritos. Vache and Friends. Tickets: $9 in advance; $10
day of show, plus service charge.
Phillipe Bertaud - The internationally
(Ticketmaster). Information:
renowned guitarist performs 3 to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 6, at the Hillsboro Community 2010 Soldier Show — The variety show
Center in Hillsboro, N.M. Bertaud has been performed by soldiers to soldiers and the El
called “the New Lord of the Strings” and “one Paso and Fort Bliss communities is 7 p.m.
of the finest acoustic fingerstylists on the inter- Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13-14, loca-
national scene today.” Refreshments will be tion to be announced. The live musical revue
served. A $5 donation is requested at the door. showcases the talents of active duty Soldiers
Information: (575) 895-5797. selected by audition from throughout the
Army. Admission is free. Advance tickets avail-
Southwest Regional Folk Alliance — A
able at ITR, Building 1743 on Fort Bliss. Tickets
special one-day event for the Southwestern
not required for entry, but ticket holders will
music community is 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
be seated first. Information: 568-7506.
Saturday, Aug. 7, at Hotel Paisano, 207 North
Highland in Marfa, Texas, with around 200 El Paso Friends of Jazz — The society will
artists, venue representatives, agents, man- meet at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, at Dominic’s
agers, and others from the music business Italian Restaurant, 6901 Montana. Live music by
attending. Lunch is $5 per person; proceeds Curt Warren and Friends follows brief
benefit SWRFA conference scholarships. announcements. Admission is free; food and
Information: 1-800-262-7910 or beverages available a la Carte. Information:
An open mic program is Friday evening, Aug. 592-1357 or
6, at the hotel.
Marfa Jazz Festival — The 2nd annual festi-
Tribute band concerts — Hotrods and val is Friday and Saturday, Aug. 27-29, at the
Wheels, 1510 Bengal, hosts a series of monthly Crowley Theatre and Padre’s Marfa, both on
tribute band concerts over the next few W. El Paso Street in Marfa, Texas. Information:
months. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and (432) 432-386-6282 or
Saturday; ages 21 and older welcome. Tickets:
$10 per show. Information: 591-7637. Gospel Starlights — The group’s 7th annu-
• Aug. 6-7 — Metallica Tribute al anniversary musical celebration is 6:30 p.m.
• Sept. 3-4 — AC/DC Tribute Saturday, Aug. 28, at Abundant Joy Christian
Faith Center, 4950 Y Hondo Pass. Information:
‘Carnival Familiar’ — The music festival Jeanette, 226-6531 or Naquitta, 202-1134.
begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at Wet ‘N’
Wild Waterworld, 8804 S. Desert, Anthony, Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino —
Texas. Information: 886-2222 or Live music is offered 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays
Featured bands are Celso Pino, Michael and Saturdays and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays in
Pelayo y Su Tuba Nortena, Cumbia Sobre El the Franklins Lounge. No cover. Information:
Rio and Cumbia Arenosa. Also featured is a (575) 874-5200.
Mexican Cook Cook-Off, Battle of the Rock N Disco with local DJs is 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Roll Mariachi Bands and Mexican hat dance Sundays. Karaoke offered with Antonio B 8
competition. Tickets: $15 in advance; available
at Wet N Wild or Western Beverage stores. Please see Page 19
Page 18 El Paso Scene August 2010
Music • Allen Oldies Band — 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug.
7, as part of the club’s 2nd annual Oldies Fest.
Cont’d from Page 18 Melodies at the Park — El Paso Parks and
p.m. to midnight every Thursday. Recreation hosts the free outdoor summer
• Friday, July 30 — Inolvidable music concert series, 7 to 9 p.m. every other
• Saturday, July 31 — Asi Sunday, through Aug. 23. Information: 252-
• Sunday, Aug. 1 — Mariachi Femenil Las 9031 or 240-3310.
Caponeras • Aug 8 — Tocanta at Shawver Park, 652
• Friday, Aug. 6 - Rhapsody Riverside.
• Saturday, Aug. 7 - Destiny • Aug 22 — Brittney Gamboa and Mariachi
• Sunday, Aug. 8 - Mariachi Los Galleros Cuauhtemoc at Eastwood (Album) Park.
• Friday, Aug. 13 - Tejas
Zin Valle Free Music Sundays — Zin
• Saturday, Aug. 14 - Algo Nuevo
Valle vineyard, 7315 Hwy 28 in Canutillo (3/4 I’m excited to invite you to my new salon in the heart of the
• Sunday, Aug. 15 - Mariachi Flores Mexicanas
mile north of FM 259), hosts free live music 1
• Friday, Aug. 20 - Ekiz Rio Grande Historical District. It’s on North Florence
to 4 p.m. on selected Sundays. Guests may
• Saturday, Aug. 21 - Bosse at Arizona, 2 blocks north of Montana
bring a picnic and enjoy wine tastings.
• Sunday, Aug. 22 - Mariachi Alegre
Information: 877-4544 or
• Friday, Aug. 27 - Los Dukes
• Aug. 8 — Dusty Low
• Saturday, Aug. 28 - Inolvidable
• Aug. 22 — James Springer
• Sunday, Aug. 29 - Mariachi Real de Jalisco.
‘Every Other Tuesday’ at the Rio
The Percolator — 217 N. Stanton. Grande Theatre — Doña Ana Arts Council
Information: 351-4377 or
hosts musical performances 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
every other Tuesday at the Rio Grande
• The Lusitania, Alister M and more, 8 p.m.
Theatre, 211 Downtown Mall, Las Cruces.
Thursday, Aug. 5.
Admission is free. Information: (575) 523-6403
• Ralpheene — 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6.
• Chris Johnson “Happy Birthday? – 8 p.m.
• Aug. 10 — Clarinet Quartet
Saturday, Aug. 7.
• Aug. 24 — East Mesa.
• Amanda Brinegar fundraiser art and music
event is 5-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8. Tailgate 2010 — The annual outdoor jazz
• Sideshow, Tragedy, 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12. concert series in Alamogordo, N.M., is a
• Abraham Fragoso’s art music show, 6-10 fundraiser for the Flickinger Center. Concerts
p.m. Friday, Aug. 13. begin at 8 p.m. on selected Saturdays in the
• CJ Boys, JM Hastey, & Justin, 8 p.m. Saturday, upper parking lot at the New Mexico Museum
Aug. 21. of Space History. Patrons bring their own food,
• Archaeology – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24. lawn chair and beverages. Gates open 6:45 to
• Chris Johnson and Titus Andronicus — 8 7:45 p.m. Parking spaces are $30 (if available;
p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2. may be sold out to season subscribers). Walk-
• Thriftstore Cowboys and Jack Hearn up admission: $7. Information: (575) 437-2202
Lusitania — 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4. or
• Aug. 14 — Ron Helman Jazz Ensemble
La Viña’s Music On the Patio — La Viña • Aug. 28 — Bert Dolton Trio.
Winery in La Union, 4201 S. NM Highway 28,
one mile north of Vinton Road, hosts live music
by “Live By Request”12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Comedy
Sunday, Aug. 1, Aug. 29, Sept. 12 and Sept.
El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway.
26, and Saturday, Aug. 14. Picnics are allowed,
Shows are at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday,
but beverages must be purchased from the
8:30 and 10:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and
winery. Admission is free. Information: (575)
7:30 p.m. Sunday. Military admitted free
Wednesdays and Thursdays. Tickets: $6
Music in the Park — The Las Cruces sum- Wednesday through Thursday; $12 Friday and
mer concert series is 7 p.m. Sundays through Saturday, $8 Sunday, unless listed otherwise.
Aug. 22 at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada. No Reserved tickets at
pets allowed. Admission is free. Information: Information/reservations: 779-LAFF (5233) or
(575) 541-2200 or
• Aug. 1 — Azucar (Latin jazz/salsa) and Red Carlos Mencia, the comic behind Comedy
Hot & Red (jazz) Central’s hit show “Mind of Mencia” will give a
• Aug. 8 — NM Symphony Brass Quintet and rare club appearance at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug.
Madera Winds chamber music 10. Tickets: $30, plus service fees. ! !! &
• Aug. 15 — Crystal Ship (60s and British • July 28-Aug. 1 — Elliott Threatt. A national-
Invasion rock) and Los Changos Del Mar (surf ly touring headliner, Threatt has also acted on
music). “Days of Our Lives” the movie “Article 99” and
• Aug. 22 — James Douglas Show from Los the afterschool special “The Children will
Angeles (funk/R&B) and Nosotros (Latin rock). Lead.” His “Biscuits Made From Scratch” CD % $ &
was nominated for a Grammy Award. Feature
Howling Coyote — The open mic venue for act is David Kious.
musicians, poets, writers, storytellers and per-
• Aug. 4-8 — Co-Headliners
formance artists is 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6 and
Steve Flye and Mo Amer.
20, at First Christian Church, 1809 El Paseo,
• Aug. 11-15 — Adam Hunter. Hunter was a
Las Cruces, across from Las Cruces High $ "%
top eight finalist on last season’s “Last Comic
School. Performer sign-up is 6:30 p.m. with
Standing.” He was also the subject of the MTV
cut-off after 18 performers have signed up.
show “True Life: I am a Comic.” Feature act is
Open jam session after last performance &" # "!
Cristela Alonzo.
(optional). Admission is free. Information: &" # $ &
• Aug. 18-22 – Edwin San Juan. San Juan has, or Bob Burns, (575) 525- &" # '! (
entertained troops on USO tours and is a regu-
9333 or (915) 799-5684.
lar on cable comedy shows. Feature act is Juan
Padre’s Marfa — 209 W. El Paso Street in Garcia.
Marfa, Texas. Information: 432-729-4425 or • Aug. 25-29 — Jason Collings. A native of Long Beach, Calif. Collings has toured with
• Doug Moreland — 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6. Carlos Mencia and Jo Koy. Feature act is Dino
Dancehall music with a lead steel guitar. Archie.

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El Paso Diablos Baseball — The American King of the Cage — The fighting event is 7
Association minor league team regular home p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, at Inn of the Mountain
game time is 7:05 p.m. (Sundays at 6:05 p.m.) Gods Resort and Casino, Mescalero, N.M.
at Cohen Stadium in Northeast El Paso. (near Ruidoso). One of the largest mixed mar-
Tickets: $8 box seats; $7 general admission tial arts event series in the world, King of the
(free for age 4 and younger). Information: 755- Cage features intense, no-holds-barred fighting
2000 or competitions. Tickets: $65-$100. Age 21 and
• Aug. 2-5 — Fort Worth Cats Continental Baseball League games — Paso at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, at UTEP’s older welcome. (Ticketmaster). Information: 1-
• Aug. 10-12 — Grand Prairie Air Hogs The league includes the Las Cruces Vaqueros Don Haskins Center. Also featured is boxer 877-277-5677 or
• Aug. 13-15 — Pensacola Pelicans and the Big Bend (Alpine, Texas) Cowboys. Omar Figueroa versus an opponent to be
• Aug. 20-22 — Wichita Wingnuts
Battle of the Champions Karate
Las Cruces Vaqueros — Home games are 7 announced. Tickets: $25.75 to $105.75, plus Tournament — The annual tournament is
• Aug. 24-26 — Shreveport Captains p.m. at Apodaca Baseball Complex in Las service charges. (Ticketmaster). Aug. 20-21 at the El Paso Convention Center,
Recurring promotions include Fireworks Cruces. Sunday game times vary. General Escalante is ranked No. 2 in the world by sponsored by the National Blackbelt League
Friday; Quartermania 25¢ selected concessions admission: $6. Information: (575) 680-2212 or both the World Boxing Association and the and the Southwest Karate Group. Spectator
Sunday, $3 Bud Light Lime and a Mexican Vaquero home games: World Boxing Organization. admission: $8 ($5 children). Information: 329-
entree for $3 Tuesdays and Thirsty Thursdays. • Aug. 5-8 — Desert Valley Mountain Lions
Sun City Roller Girls — The women’s flat 3008 or 1-800-331-8809, ext. 3274.
Mission Monday recognizing Therapeutic • Aug. 12-15 — Big Bend Cowboys
Horsemanship of El Paso is Monday, Aug. 2. track roller derby league will host its next bout, ‘A Day of Reckoning’ wrestling — The
Big Bend Cowboys — Home games are 7 p.m.
“Where’s Waldo” is Wednesday, Aug. 4 and “Shut Up and Skate!” at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8, inaugural World Wrestling Today event is 8 p.m.
(2 p.m. Sundays) at Kokernot Field in Alpine,
Aug. 11. at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Saturday, Aug. 28, at Cohen Stadium, featuring
Texas. Tickets: $6.50 bleachers; $7.50 chair-
Meet and greet with AANG from Avatar: The Doors open at 5 p.m. August’s bout features several champion wrestlers. The show will
backs; $11 box seats. Information:(432) 249-
Last Airbender” Saturday, Aug. 14. Las Pistoleras taking on the Sexacutioners. crown the WWT’s World Champion and World
0682. Cowboy home
Military Night is Wednesday, Aug. 25; free Admission: $5 in advance; $7 at the door; $4 Tag Team Champions. A special ladies match
admission for military with ID. military with ID; free for ages 5 and younger. between Simply Lucious and former WWE
• July 29-Aug. 1 -— Las Cruces Vaqueros
Fan Appreciation Night Fireworks are Advance tickets available at area Good Times Women’s Champion, Jazz, is planned, as well as
• Aug. 5-8 — Coastal Kingfish.
Thursday, Aug. 26. stores, Red Skull Tattoos, All That Music, Tom a special tribute to former El Pasoan, Eddie
To get there: take the Patriot Freeway to the Solo Boxeo Tecate — Featherweight boxer Fooleries Tattoo and Mulligan’s East, and Guerrero with the Guerrero Family. Tickets:
Diana exit. From Loop 375, turn south on Antonio Escalante takes on Edel Ruiz of Mexico FleshWryders. Information: Mulligan’s East, $20 general admission; $30 box seats; $50 ring-
Kenworthy. when Tele-Futura’s boxing event comes to El 633-8306 or side. Information: 755-2000.
The event was postponed from Friday, July 9;
tickets purchased for that date will be honored
and those ticket holders will receive a free CD.
Bouts will feature Booker T, Charlie Haas,
Ken Anderson, Kishi, The James Gang (formerly
known as the New Age Outlaws) and Rob
Terry. Also competing are Mexico’s Super
Crazy, Kevin Thorn, Former Mexican
Heavyweight Champion, Konan, Carlito,
Rodney Mack, Texas Newcomer, Ryan Genesis
and El Paso’s own Chavo Guerrero Sr. The
“Special Enforcer/Referee” is NFL Hall of
Famer Randy White.
Sun City Regional Classic — The body
building and figure championships 6 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 11, at UTEP’s Magoffin
Auditorium. Entry forms/information: 449-7688

College sports
Sun Bowl Volleyball Invitational — The
6th annual collegiate volleyball tournament fea-
turing UTEP and teams from top women’s pro-
grams across the nation is Friday and Saturday,
Aug. 27-28, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center.
Teams/game times to be announced. Tickets:
$5 per day. Information: 533-4416, ext. 15.
UTEP Women’s Soccer — The 2010 sea-
son’s first home game is 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug.
22, against Northern Arizona. Home games are
at UTEP’s University Field. Tickets: $7 ($3 chil-
dren). Information: 747-6150 or
The 13th annual Miners’ Classic is Aug. 27-
29. UTEP takes on Fresno State at 7 p.m.
Friday and Utah Valley at 1 p.m. Sunday.
The Miners take on the Aggies at 7 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 20, at NMSU.

El Paso Bicycle Club — Club events are
open to the public; helmets required. Unless
listed otherwise, rides begin at River Run Plaza
on Country Club Road. (Mesa becomes
Country Club; go 1/3 mile west past the Rio
Grande.) Web:
Leaderless rides are at 6 p.m. Wednesday
nights. Rides are 20 to 24 miles at various paces

Please see Page 21
Page 20 El Paso Scene August 2010
Sports • 7 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 15 — Beginner/ • Aug. 3 — Fun Ride. Wyona, 204-4835. Golf
Intermediate Group Distance Training/Coffee • Aug. 10 — Advance Group Riding Skills.
Cont’d from Page 20 Ride. This 100km (63 miles) ride leaves from Margaret, 588-3825. American Cancer Society Golf Classic
Artcraft and Upper Valley. Riders will maintain a • Aug. 17 — Hills. Margaret, 588-3825. — The tournament is Friday, Aug. 6, at Painted
depending on the group. Optional dinner after- Dunes Golf Course, 12000 McCombs. The 4-
pace of 15 to 17 max going to the Bean in • Aug. 24 — Tips for the Big Day. Margaret,
ward at Hello Pizza. man scramble begins with a shotgun start at 9
Mesilla with a stop at La Mesa both ways. Road 588-3825.
• 7 a.m. Saturday, July 31 — Huevos con a.m. Combination team handicap of 32 mini-
bike recommended. Must be able to ride in a • Aug. 31 — Review of Bike Parts. Fred
Chorizo. Ride up the Valley and return on the mum. Space limited to 36 teams; two teams
group/paceline. Please be at ride start by 6:45 Carpenter, 309-1607.
rollers. Huevos con chorizo burritos afterwards per tee. Entry fee: $125 per player ($500 per
am. Margaret O’Kelley, 588-3825. A BIG Group Distance Training/Coffee Ride is
at the Clarks. Moderate pace, 40 miles. Bob team).Limited to 36 teams. Information:
• 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21 — 7 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 15. Ride to The Bean in
and Connie Clark, 833-5838. Christina Aragon, 544-4427 or christina.aragon
Beginner/Intermediate Group rollers ride. Start Mesilla and back. Be at ride start at 6:45 a.m.
• 6 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 1 — Ride-100, 63, 40 or, or David Raukey, 202-3489.
at Brown Elementary on Helen of Troy and ride Margaret O’Kelley: 915-588-3825.
26 miles at a moderate pace. The 100-mile rid-
the rollers out and back. 20-25 miles, moderate A BIG rollers ride is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. ‘Cow Pasture Pool’ Golf Tournament —
ers will leave from Artcraft and Upper Valley
pace. John Wolford, 915-309-3786 21, at Brown Elementary School on Helen of The tournament benefiting the El Paso Ford
and arrive at La Mesa between 7:15 and 7:30
• 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 22 — Meet at Troy. Moderate pace, 20-25 miles. John Dealers Southwestern International PRCA
a.m. to meet the riders doing either the 63-
Madeline Park in the Kern Place and ride cen- Wolford: 309-3786. Rodeo scholarship fund begins with a shotgun
mile or the 26-mile routes. The 100- and 63-
tral El Paso roads; 25-30 miles. Breakfast after- start at 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, at Underwood
mile riders will make a brief stop at The Bean
wards. Henry Payan: 355-6506
Roll for the Cure — Professional cyclist and
in Mesilla around 8:15 a.m. 8:30 to pick up the pro tour announced Chad Patterson will be Golf Complex’s Sunrise Course, Fort Bliss.
• Saturday, Aug. 28 — Start at 4844 Buckles to first-place winners, drawing and raf-
40-mile riders, the 26-milers will return to La among the participants in the cycling event 8
Portsmouth for both fast and moderate group fle after the event. Food provided by Subway.
Mesa for a leaderless return ride. Margaret a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at New Mexico Junior
rides. Distances/Routes to be determined by Cost: $100 per player (four-man scramble).
O’Kelley: 588-3825, Bob Lynn, 443-4226. College in Hobbs, N.M. Route options offered
group. Breakfast and swimming after at the Information: 539-5933 or
• Sunday, Aug. 1 — Club members will volun- for novice to competitive cyclists, including
Wiggs residence. Bob Wiggs: 584-9729.
teer at Music Under the Stars, handing out 25K, 50K and 100K routes. Hydration stations UTEP Alumni Golf Tournament — UTEP
• 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 29 — Meet at Upper
trash bags, providing hospitality and sharing available every 12 to 15 miles. Ride marshals, Alumni Association will host a fundraising tour-
Valley and Artcraft for a ride through the
information about the club. motorcycle support, police/sheriff support, SAG nament Friday, Aug. 20, at Butterfield Trail
Upper Valley via Vado with La Mesa as the des-
• 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 — Meet at Crazy van, and a meal at the finish line also featured. Golf Club, 1858 Cottonwoods. Registration and
tination. Moderate pace, about 40 miles. Noah
Cat at Airport and Montana for a 70-mile ride Proceeds benefit Relay For Life and American lunch begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1
and Steve: or 626-
generally headed east. Lunch follows. Tony Cancer Society. Cost: $20 individual ($10 p.m. Four-person scramble. Awards program
Lawrence: (228) 547-4035. youth); $30 families; $120 team of eight. and dinner follows the tournament; shirts given
• 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 8 — Meet at the North Beginner/Intermediate Group (BIG) Information: (575) 492-5232 or to all participants. Proceeds benefit UTEP
Hills Park (John Cunningham) for a 13-mile, half Rides - The El Paso Bicycle Club offers a spe- scholarships. Registration: $125 individuals
technical, half non-technical, mountain bike cial training program for beginning and interme- A 60-mile motorcycle poker run will be held ($500 team of four). Information: 772-1031 or
ride. Adrian M: 269-4987. diate riders. Weekly rides begin at 6 p.m. by the Old Dogs Club.
A leaderless road bike ride starts at the same Tuesdays at the strip center on Upper Valley Also featured are putting, longest drive, hole-
time and place to ride Anthony gap. Speed and Road and Artcraft. Helmets required; partici-
Atom Cyclist Bike Club — The club hosts
50-100-mile weekly rides leaving promptly at 7 in-one and closest to the pin contests.
distance determined by riders. pants should park cars in spaces marked for
a.m. every Saturday and Sunday from the Atom ‘Scramble for Ethics’ Golf Tournament
• 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14 — Meet at La cyclists. A discussion on a selected cycling topic
Cyclist Bike Shop, 1886 Joe Battle, Suite 205 — The 12th annual Better Business Bureau
Mesa at Severino’s Restaurant (Hwy 28) for a will precede each ride. Information: Margaret
(next to Super Target), for intermediate and scramble is Friday, Aug. 27, at Butterfield Trail
ride on the rollers at Vado and beyond. Meal O’Kelley, 588-3825, or Wyona Turner, 204-
advanced riders only. Information: Atom
option at Severino’s after ride. Moderate pace, 4835.
Cyclist, 225-0011. Please see Page 22
40 miles. Linda Price: 433-4188.


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• Northeast Pin Busters Bowling training is 6 Saturday at the Sierra Providence Event Center open at 5:30 p.m.
Sports p.m. Thursdays, beginning Aug. 2, at Bowlero next to the Coliseum, 4100 Paisano. Admission is $10 ($7 seniors/military with
Cont’d from Page 21 Lanes, 8941 Dyer. All ages welcome. Admission: $8 (skate rental ID/students age 11-15 or with UTEP ID). Free
included). Skate sharpening, fitting and consul- for children 10 and under. Information: 791-
Golf Club, near El Paso International Airport. Greater El Paso Tennis Association — tation offered for $5. Spectator admission is 8749 or
Registration begins at noon; shotgun start at 1 Information: 532-5524 or
free. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpa- The last points race of the season is Friday,
p.m. Proceeds benefit the BBB Foundation Advance registration at, Aug. 27.
Elementary Ethics Program. Cost: $600 (team Call or visit website for other tennis programs.
of four). Information: 577-0195, 490-0762 or • El Paso Adult and Senior Open is Aug. 18- Rudolph Cup Rugby — Teams are now Runs and walks 22, at El Paso Tennis Club, Registration at ten- forming for the men’s city league on the (ID# 759405710); deadline is Eastside, Westside and Northeast as well as
AlamoShape Sunset Run — The Half-
Marathon, 10K and 5K evening runs start at 5
Aug. 15. Cost: $35 Men’s Open Singles; $30 military and Las Cruces teams. No experience
Recreational Sports per event for all other events. Information: Ed needed. Information: 833-1322,
p.m. Sunday, July 31, at AlamoShape 700 E. 1st
in Alamogordo, N.M. A block party follows
Peter Piper Pizza ‘Back to School Phinney, 532-4373 or or
with DJs, food and drinks. Cost: $30 (includes
Classic’ — One of the premier youth basket- Quick Start Tennis Training is 9 a.m. to noon
t-shirt and block party admission). Information:
ball tournaments in the Southwest is July 31- Sunday, Aug. 15, at Tennis West Sport and Motor sports or
Aug. 1, featuring local top high school teams Racquet Club, Cost: $20 (includes lunch).
Registration deadline is Aug. 13. RSVP: Jennifer
El Paso Motorplex — The drag strip is at Online registration at
and teams from throughout Texas. Four games
13101 Gateway West, (east of El Paso at I-10
guaranteed per team, followed by single elimi- Viramontes, 532-5524 or Socorro Chile Harvest Triathlon — The
off Clint exit #42). Drag races are 6 to 10 p.m.
nation events. Games will be held throughout USAT-sanctioned 400M swim/20K bike/5K run
Upward Soccer — Registration for the Boys Sundays. Spectator admission varies.
El Paso. Entry fee: $150 per team. Information: begins at 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at the
and Girls youth soccer league runs Aug. 20-28, Information: 588-8119 or
540-0043 or Socorro (N.M.) City Pool. Packet pickup begins
for grades K through 6. Registration forms may
Speedway of Southern New Mexico — at 5:30 a.m. Registration is $45 ($20 age 23 and
Skateboarding Classes — El Paso Parks be picked up 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through
The track features modifieds, super stocks, younger) for sprint-distance race; $75 for relay.
and Recreation Department will host the free Friday at Sun Valley Baptist Church or its
speed stocks and more Saturdays. Gates open Additional $10 for non USAT members, and for
demonstration for upcoming August skate- Northeast Christian Academy School, 9901
at 5:30 p.m. races at 7:45 p.m. Saturdays. mail-in registration. Registration deadline is
boarding classes 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, McCombs. Information: 755-7232 or 755-1155.
The Speedway is 11 miles west of Las Cruces Aug. 2. No race day registration available.
July 31, at Westside Recreation Center, 7400 Mandatory soccer evaluation for players and
exit 132, off I-10. Take south frontage road to Information: (575) 835-8927 or
High Ridge. Class open to ages 5 and older. parents is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, at the
Southern New Mexico Fairgrounds. General Online registration at
Cost: $18. Information: 587-1623 Christian Academy Gymnasium.
admission: $10 ($7 seniors, military, students
The class needs five people enrolled by Aug. 5
Las Cruces Ciclovia — The free monthly age 11-15 or with NMSU ID; ages 10 and Youth race us 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, at NM
in order to begin Saturday, Aug. 7.
public fitness event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the last younger free). Prices may vary for special Tech Swim Center. Packet pick-up is 5 p.m.
Special Olympics training — Special Sunday of each month (Aug. 29) through events. Season passes (21 events): $190 ($130
October at Young Park, intersections of Walnut senior, military with ID, students age 11-15 or
Aiyana C. Hanson Run — The first
Olympics Texas Area-19 hosts free training in
Leukemia Memorial 5K run and 1-mile fun walk
preparation of the fall games Nov. 4-6. Athletes and Lohman. Activities include Hula Hoops, with NMSU ID). Information: 1-800-658-9650
is 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at Cohen Stadium,
must have a current medical form on file at the gunny sack races, jump roping, dancing, volley- or
9700 Gateway North. Trophies awarded to top
Special Olympics office, 4100 Rio Bravo, Suite ball, parachute games and more for all ages.
Bikes and skates welcome. Information: (575)
El Paso Speedway Park — 14851 Marina three male and female overall runners. T-shirts
311. Information: 533-8229 or
(off Montana 7 miles east of Loop 375). Races for all participants, and refreshments offered at
• Powerlifting training is 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays 522-0289.
are 7:45 p.m. Fridays, and include wing sprints, finish line. Registration: $20 ($15 military and
and Thursdays. Must be age 16 or older.
Public Ice Skating — Skating offered noon super stocks, street stocks, modifieds, super
Information/location: David Lucero, 637-5720
to 4 p.m. daily, plus 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and trucks, limited late models, and legends. Gates
or Maria Lucero at 637-1686. Please see Page 23

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after Sept. 2 is $25 ($20 children/team mem-
Sports bers).Park entry fee is $1 per vehicle.
Cont’d from Page 22 Proceeds will help raise money to send
UTEP’s ROTC Cadets to Washington, D.C. to
cancer survivors). Race day registration: $25.
compete in the Army Ten Miler.
Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663. Online
registration at Yucca Triathlon — The 10K run/50K bike
Proceeds benefit Aiyana C. Hanson and 400 meter swim is 7:30 a.m. Saturday,
Foundation to support kids with cancer.
Packet pickup is 7 to 7:45 a.m. at the starting
Sept. 4, at White Sands Missile Range’s Bell
Gym. Participants must be at security gate by 6
Where Short & Stout is In!
line on race day. a.m. Cost: $45 individuals; $65 teams. Deadline
is Aug. 20. Information: (575) 678-3374. Web:
F-1 Triathlon — The annual 800m swim, (click on “Bell Gym”).
28K bike ride and 8K run is 8:30 a.m. Saturday,
Aug. 14, at Bottomless Lakes State Park, 13 Eagle in the Sun Triathlon — El Paso’s
inside The Marketplace at Placita Santa Fe, 5034 Doniphan
miles east of Roswell, N.M. Bike and run will only USA Triathlon-sanctioned multisport race,
consist of two 14 K bike rides and two 4K with a 400m swim, 20K bike ride, and 5K run

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Registration (by Aug. 9): $45 F-1; no race day planned for 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, starting
registration. Information: (575) 624-6058. and ending at the Tigua Recreation and
A mix relay consists of a .4K swim, 14K bike Wellness Center. Participants may race as an
and 4K run. Cost: $50. individual or as part of a two- or three-person
Packet pick up is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, relay team. Entry fee: $75 per individual. No
at Holiday Inn Express, 2300 Main in Roswell. race day registration. Information: 433-3439.
Online registration at
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and Recreation Department’s monthly family
walk is at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14 at Eastside • Run El Paso maintains information on local
Senior Center, 3200 Fierro, featuring entertain- races at Information: Luis
ment and an art show. Registration starts at Zaragosa, 543-2017.
7:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome; registration: $5 • FCA Team Endurance El Paso. Long-distance Milk Soaps • Bee Bar Hand Lotion • Pouchee Purse Organizers • Swap Watches
one-time fee (includes all walks). Information: runners, cyclists and triathletes are invited to
Eliseo Duran, 544-0753, ext. 21 or 23. join the Fellowship of Christian Athletes group.
Information: Christy, 307-8180 or fcaen-
Raise Awareness for Candlelighters
run — El Paso County Sheriff’s Office hosts
• El Paso Triathlon Club is open to everyone
The Marketplace
the inaugural 8K and 5K runs and 1-mile fun
walk benefiting Candlelighters of El Paso 8 a.m.
interested in triathlons and similar events,
including the Southwest Challenge Series.
Saturday, Aug. 28, at McKelligon Canyon.
Registration: $20 in advance; $25 on race day.
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Information: Chris Rowley: 478-5663. Online 5034 Doniphan 585-9296
registration at
• The Border Jumper Hash House Harriers
Packet pick-up is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday,
(H3) meet at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 6 p.m.
Aug. 27, and 7 to 7:45 a.m. at the starting line
on race day.
Saturdays at various locations. Dues: $3 per
run. First run is free. Information:
Dog Tired
ROTC will host a 5K run and 1-mile walk at 8
• The El Paso Hash House Harriers meet at 4
p.m. Sunday afternoons for non-competitive of Summer?
a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at Ascarate Park, 6900 runs. Cost: $4 per hash. First run is free; walk-
Delta. Registration: $20 ($15 ages 10 and ers welcome. Information: 345-5130. Weekly Get Ready for fall
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Summer Fun for Kids
Summer Archaeology Day Camp — Summer Tennis Camps — Information:
El Paso Museum of Archaeology, 4301 Greater El Paso Tennis Association, 532-5524
Transmountain Road in Northeast El Paso, or
hosts camps for grades 1-7 9 a.m. to noon • USTA Jr. Team Tennis – Kids’ teams play sin-
Tuesdays through Fridays, through Aug. 13. gles, doubles and mixed doubles against other
Hands-on teach about the science of archaeol- teams within a league. Deadline to join a team
ogy, its tools, and the prehistory of the is Aug. 6. Information: Manny Barrera, 422-
Americas. A field trip to Hueco Tanks State 7968; Jesus Lujan, 820-2489 or Robert Tapia,
Historic Site is held Friday. Cost: $70 ($55 820-6227.
museum members). Information/registration: • Tennis West Tennis Camp — Final two-week
755-4332 or Final session rung Tuesday through Friday through
camp for grades 4-7 is Aug. 10-13. Aug. 13. Deadline is Aug. 2. Information: 581-
1 Smart Noodle Science Camp — The • El Paso Tennis Club Summer Tennis —
education toy store, 5380 N. Mesa, will host a
Camps run through Aug. 19. Deadline to sign
science camp for ages 6 to 12 9 to 10:15 a.m.
up is Aug. 16. Information: 240-1935.
Monday through Friday, Aug. 2-6, with safe
age-appropriate scientific experiments including Ballet Technique Workshop — El Paso
a build-your-own robot. Cost: $50. Conservatory of Dance, 4400 N. Mesa, will
Information: 253-2383 or host a two-day Ballet Technique Workshop,
Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-8, with guest
Gymnastic Elite camps — Gymnastic Elite, instructors Cecchetti Method of ballet training.
will host several summer camps for youth in at
The program includes daily 2-hour classes for
both its East (12115 Rojas) and West (6910 N.
dancers in levels I-II, III-IV and
Mesa) locations. Times and dates same for both
Intermediate/Advanced. Private lessons and
locations. Information: 581-3476 (West), 590-
coaching sessions available upon request. Cost:
9056 (East) or
$75 per student. Information/registration:
• Fun-lympics — 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 2-6,
Cynthia Gamez, 422-3338.
for age 5 and older. Cost: $110.
• Gymnastics Camps — 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug.
‘Fossils, Rocks and Geology for fami-
2-6, for age 5 and older. Cost: $110.
• Cheer Camps — 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 16-
lies’ — El Paso Museum of Archaeology pres-
ents the workshop and field trip “Fossils, Rocks
21, for ages 6 and older. Cost: $110.
and Geology for families” 9 a.m. to noon
• Princess or Super Hero Camp —8 a.m. to
Saturday, Aug. 8 for ages 9-12, at Franklin
noon Aug. 2-6, for ages 3 to 5. Cost: $75.
Mountain State Park, hosted by William Seigler.
Lynx Summer Camps — Lynx Exhibits, Parents must be available to drive for the trip.
300 W San Antonio host its week-long summer Registration: $5 per child and one
camps with hands-on activities, games, take- parent/guardian. Additional parents/guardians:
home craft projects and more through Aug. $5 per person. Class size is limited, and regis-
13. Each camp, geared to ages 6-12, runs tration taken on a first come, first serve basis.
Monday through Friday. Morning (9 a.m. to Park entry fee: $1 per person; free fir ages 12
noon) and afternoon (1 to 4 p.m.) sessions and younger. Information/registration: 755-
available. Admission: $100 per camp. Multiple 4332 or
child discounts available. Information: 533-4330 Families learn to identify and find fossils, rocks
or Register online at and interesting local geology. This workshop supplements, but can be taken separately from,
• “Rainbow Room,” (colorful arts and crafts). the museum’s archaeology summer day camp
Mornings, Aug. 2-6 and afternoons Aug. 9-13. which focuses on the ancient people of the El
• “Going Buggy” (insects). Mornings Aug. 9-13. Paso/Juárez area.
• “Under The Sea” (ocean themes) afternoons Park entrance is on the west side of
Aug. 2-6. Transmountain Road, off I-10.
History Summer Day Camp — El Paso
Museum of History, 510 N. Santa Fe, hosts
Community golf classes — PGA profes-
sional Mike Smith offers several spring golf
“Night in a Real Museum Camp” is Aug. 3-6
classes for 2010 at Ascarate Golf Course, 6900
for age 9-12. Learn to marbleize paper, work
Delta. Information: 329-0384.
with leather, create a time capsule, find what’s
under city streets and become a historical char- UTEP P3 Courses:
acter. The last day of camp will be a museum Registration at 747-5142.
sleepover meeting museum ghosts. Cost $80 • All Ages Golf Classes — 7 to 8:30 p.m.
($64 museum members). Information: Sue Thursdays, Aug. 12-26 for juniors and adults.
Taylor, 351-3588 or Deadline is Aug. 12. Cost: $75.
• Junior Golf Classes — 10:30 a.m. to noon
Summer Movie Clubhouse — Cinemark
Saturdays Aug. 14-28, for ages 7-17. Deadline
El Paso, 7440 Remcon Circle, and Tinseltown,
is Aug. 13. Cost: $69.
11885 Gateway West, hosts the 26th annual
summerlong movie series for kids during the EPCC Courses:
summer months. All shows begin at 10 a.m. Registration at 831-2089 (junior), 831-4029
Admission: $1 at the door. Information: 587- (adult) or
5100, 590-6464 or • Junior Golf Classes — 10:30 a.m. to noon
All shows Tuesdays at both locations, plus Saturdays, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Aug. 7-28 for ages
Wednesdays at Cinemark West: 7-17. Deadline is Aug. 6. Cost: $59.
• Aug. 3-4 — Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs • Adult Golf Classes — 7 to 8:30 p.m.
(PG) Tuesdays Aug. 10-31, for all skill levels.
• Aug. 10-11 — Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Deadline is Aug. 9. Cost: $89.
Squeakquell (PG)

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Museum of Art. Cocktails are 6:30 p.m. with
dinner at 7:30 p.m. and the Eroica Trio at 8:30
p.m. Formal attire. RSVP by Aug. 21. Tickets:
$125 ($250 couples; $1,250 table for 10).
Information: 532-3776.
All phone numbers listed are in Juaréz. The Eroica Trio has won the prestigious
Naumburg Award. The trio also has released
Centro Internacional de Comercio y eight critically lauded recordings with multiple
Convenciones — Calle Henry Dunant, Ruidoso Chamber Music Festival — The • A free Youth Concert featuring Jasper String
6th annual event is July 30-31 at The Spencer Quartet is 10 a.m. Saturday.
Anillo Envolvente, Zona Pronaf (across from
the Red Cross). Theater for the Performing Arts on Airport • A “Between concert” buffet dinner is 5 p.m. El Paso Chopin Music Festival — The
Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Tickets: $49 per con- Saturday. Cost: $30. 2010 fall series of piano concerts is sponsored
The 24th annual Gastronomica is Friday and
cert($25 for ages 18 and younger). Three-con- by El Paso Community College and the El Paso
Saturday, July 30-31, beginning at 2 p.m. The Encores and Overtures Gala — The El
family event features the top restaurants in the cert package: $125. Tickets available for order Chopin Festival Society. This year’s concerts
Paso Opera Guild’s 11th annual kickoff event
city, plus musical performances. Call for admis- via the Spencer Theater, 1-888-818-7872 or are 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, Oct. 2 and
“An Opera Masquerade” for El Paso Opera’s
sion price: 2076870/71. Oct. 23, at the Chamizal National Memorial,
17th season is 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, at
Featured performance will be 2009 Van 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free, but peo-
Camino Real Hotel Grand Ballroom, 101 S. El
Museo del Chamizal — Chamizal Park, Cliburn Piano Competition Gold Medalist ple are advised to arrive early. Information:
Paso, featuring voices from UTEP and a sur-
Juárez (next to the Bridge of the Americas). Mariangela Vacatello at 8 p.m. Saturday, with a 584-1595 or
prise guest artist. Dinner, cocktails and silent
The museum features an exhibit of pre- pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. • Sept. 4 — Claire Huangci, Winner of the
auction also featured. Tickets: $125 ($1,250
Columbian artifacts, as well as paintings and Friday’s concert features the Jasper String 2010 U. S. Chopin Piano Competition.
per table); masks provided. Information/reser-
sculptures from well-known local and interna- Quartet at 8 p.m. Pre-concert talk at 7 p.m.
tional artists. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
vations: 581-5534 or El Paso Opera — The opera opens with
Saturday’s afternoon concert is 2 p.m. featur-
its “Opera For All” performance, a tribute to
Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free ing 20-year-old violin virtuoso Ray Chen. EPSO Anniversary Gala — The Grammy-
except as listed. Information: 611-1048. 9/11 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at The
Other events: nominated Eroica Trio performs for the El Paso
• The monthly Arte en el Parque is 4 to 10 Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $25 .Season tickets for
• “Fabulous Festival Fling” fund-raising gala is 6 Symphony Orchestra’s 80th anniversary cele-
p.m. on the last Saturday of the month. The El Paso Opera’s 17th season are also available.
p.m. Friday. Tickets: $30. bration Saturday, Aug. 28, at the El Paso
event includes live music, food, arts and crafts, Information: 581-5534 or
and activities for children. Admission is 40
pesos (30 children). Information: 611-2390 or
The July 31 theme is “Jazz & Tango,” with
headline acts Paté de Fuá and Guillermo
The Aug. 28 theme is “Bohemia en el
Parque,” with love songs performed by various
• 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6: exhibit of paintings by
Brendaliza Fierro, owner of Galeria Cuadros y
• 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13: exhibit by sculptor
Israel Gomez.
• 7:30 p.m. Fridays: Cultural evenings with
poets, actors, lecturers and singers. Bring your
own wine; coffee and pastries available for pur-
chase. Free admission.
Terraza Jardin Carta Blanca — Av.
Reforma (at Sanders, across from Comision
Federal de Electricidad). Conjunto Primavera,
Lorenzo de Monteclaro and Los Cadetes de
Linares perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 31.
Advance tickets are 100 pesos.
Total Fitness Gym — Centro Comercio
Misiones next to Sanborns, Blvd Teofilo
Borunda. The gym and Radio Viva present
Convivencia Juvenal 2010 beginning at 4 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 14. Admission is 80 pesos,
includes use of all gym facilities. Information:
(1) 800284 (cel).
Centro Cultural Paso del Norte — Av.
Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, across from the
Red Cross. Information: 1730300 or
The play “Los Alacranes” will be presented at
6:30 and 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, featuring
actors Humberto Zurita, Manuel Ojeda,
Salvador Pineda, Rodrigo Vidal and Lorena
Herrera. Tickets sold at
Information: 6134444.
Indios Soccer — The Mexican pro soccer
team Indios de Juarez host their home games
at Estadio Benito Juárez, Av. Heroico Colegio
Militar and Panama. Information: 6181824 or
‘Por Amor al Arte’ — The radio show,
covering all aspects of the arts in Juárez, airs 3
to 5 p.m. Sundays on 860 AM. The show
includes music, interviews, reviews of events,
recommendations of books and movies, con-
ducted by Hogla Lizet Olivas. Information:

August 2010 El Paso Scene Page 25
ave you heard about a soldier
in the Civil War who dressed
in a Union jacket and
Confederate pants? He dodged bullets
from both sides! Discussing immigra-
tion objectively is similar to that plight.
Understand, though, that this article
will describe the issue’s sheer complex-
ity and various viewpoints, but not nec-
essarily my own, which are still in flux.
What a mess! America was built on
immigration. Yet undocumented immi-
grants over recent years have numbered
in the millions. Unfortunately, our out-
dated immigration system has a backlog
of 1.1 million in processing legal immi-
This dilemma
grants for green cards, with a waiting
period of three years. chases a solution
Increasing violence. Over the past 15 And the future? Some surprising new
years, about 5,600 individuals have per- statistics have appeared:
ished crossing northern Mexico’s • The annual flow of people into the
scorching deserts. Surviving border U.S. has been decreasing — from
crossers plod across U.S. ranches, 800,000 in 2000–2004 down to 500,000
where some litter trash, break into in 2005–2008, a decline expected to
houses, steal, tear down fences and continue.
release animals. Ranchers want privacy. • According to Newsweek, the World
And recently, a rancher was shot and Bank finds that Mexico’s birthrate has
killed. More gang members, drug run- declined from 6.7 children per woman
ners and ordinary criminals are joining in 1970 to 2.1 today.
the flow. Terrorists remain a concern. • Therefore, fewer new workers will
A quiet detail. Is the real problem need Mexican jobs, thus placing less
immigration per se? Immigrants from stress on the Mexican economy.
Uzbekistan do not stir up the same pas- • By 2015, retiring American baby
sions! The problem seems to be immi- boomers will create more job vacancies.
grants from the South — not Argentina Says a professor at USC, “I wouldn’t be
but Mexico. This Mexican Hispanic surprised if [even] Arizona starts plead-
issue cannot be overlooked. Some U.S. ing for Mexican workers. … The poten-
citizens just fear that traditional white, tial here is to totally reverse attitudes
Anglo-Saxon culture gets overwhelmed toward Mexican immigration.”
by any other large ethnic group. So what can we do?
Against all illegal immigration. Here’s • Control the border with stronger
one attitude: fear over the loss of Border Patrol, more fence, army troops,
American jobs to immigrants, the federal I.D. cards and land mines?
increasingly dangerous immigrant • Give amnesty and make citizenship
crime and drug violence, resentment available for 12–15 million immigrants
over tax money paying for undocu- already here?
mented immigrants overloading our • Simplify steps toward citizenship and
hospitals and schools, and adding more reduce the fees?
poor people to high poverty rolls. • Set up a guest worker program?
Furthermore, some think that in a • Enforce existing laws to fine employ-
nation of law, lawbreakers are criminals ers who hire undocumented workers?
and deserve prosecution. That’s why • Grant driver’s licenses to immigrants?
many support the deportation of 12 mil- • Use local police to find and profile
lion to 15 million illegals. illegal immigrants?
For reasonable immigration. This side • Continue free access to our hospitals
favors deportation of criminals but also and schools?
thinks new people add consumers to • Deny citizenship to babies born in the
our economy. These workers will pay States with undocumented parents?
taxes, buy property, open bank accounts • Deport lawbreakers, even when break-
and rent housing. America needs those ing up families?
with higher skills and professional • Will we eventually need less-stringent
expertise but also needs workers willing immigration-reform legislation?
to toil in meat-processing plants, on • Will furor over the recent Arizona law
construction sites, in car washes, in make Congressional legislation politi-
agriculture and in restaurants. In fact, cally impossible at this time?
America needs immigrant labor to keep Will this dilemma ever catch a solu-
the economy running. Problem: many tion? Will Congress ever make changes
business interests vigorously fight that might threaten political careers?
reform because they want cheap labor. Will anyone agree to compromise? Will
Fortunately, concerned people on both Americans ever support the possible
sides of the border place water jugs over the perfect? Can Americans ever
along known routes and establish shel- debate without demonizing? Answer all
ters for exhausted travelers. They assist these questions and you solve the prob-
immigrants who seek sanctuary because lem. Meanwhile, the chase goes on.
of danger at home. They feel compas-
sion toward those who risk danger and Richard Campbell lives in Albuquerque.
death en route. Read Sonia Nazario’s His “Two Eagles in the Sun” is available
eye-opening “Enrique’s Journey.” These at the Bookery, Barnes & Noble and
are moral and religious issues.

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Going to the movies? Think outside the box office!
Alternative venues range from classic restored theaters to coffeehouses.
Story by Lisa Kay Tate
Duncan said. “There’s something about the He concluded that one of the biggest ele-

hile the local multiplex might larger-than-life picture and sound and the ments, often overlooked, is the ambiance
offer the newest releases with crowd.” of the space itself.
THX surround sound and even Comic scenes that draw a mild laugh at “At the Plaza, we had old-timers who
3-D, and Netflix offers thousands of titles home may provoke a room roaring with remember the venue in the past and people
to watch on a smaller screen, moviegoers laughter in a theater. Suspense films are who didn’t have a clue what to expect,” he
in the El Paso area can also choose from a more exciting when everyone screams or said. “It was always a thrill to see people
wide variety of alternative venues to jumps in their seat at the same time. coming in and looking around with their
indulge their cinematic tastes. “Everyone has gotten spoiled to the per- mouth hanging open in awe.”
Falling between the familiar options of fection of the digital age, but there is still
the “big box” multiscreen movie house and something to the old-school movie-going,” Plaze Festival grows
Redbox DVD rentals are community- Duncan said. “The magic of light passing
In just its third year, the Plaza Classic
oriented film festivals and screenings at through celluloid on a big screen is still
Film Festival, set for Aug. 5–15 at The
places ranging from the majestic Plaza special. You couldn’t escape that same way
Plaza Theatre, already is the premier
Theatre to local coffeehouses. even on the best home system.”
movie festival in the region.
This month’s Plaza Classic Film Festival A case in point was the crowd that
Festival Artistic Director Charles Horak,
alone will offer 70 different films at three attended the showing of “Gone with the
who runs the successful monthly Film
different locations. The El Paso region is Wind” at last year’s Plaza Classic Film
Salon classic-film series at Trinity-United
also home to the Binational Independent Festival. Duncan said that he met several
Methodist Church, said the concept behind
Film Festival, White Sands Film Festival people who hadn’t been out to see a movie
the film festival was to make it large-scale
and other film events. in 25 or 30 years.
yet affordable.
Ongoing film programs range from the “This is a chance to escape to a gentler
Though it’s only in its third year, the fes-
Fountain Theatre’s CineMatinee Saturday time when people got dressed up to enjoy
tival bills itself as “The World’s Largest
screenings and the El Paso Holocaust a film,” he said. “When there is a chance
Classic Film Fest,” as festival promoters
Museum’s monthly series to the peace and to go see a real ‘class act’ that has stood
have been unable to find any classic-film-
justice films hosted by Pax Christi and the test of time, people treat it better.” The Plaza Theatre hosts its 3rd annual
centered festival of its magnitude. This
Queer Cinema at Fellini Film Café. Duncan was the driving force behind the Classic Film Festival this month.
year’s event will feature 70 films in a ten-
Art and independent film lovers don’t annual silver-age sci-fi film series “IT!
day period.
have to wait for a festival or special series Came from the ’50s,” which presented a native and filmmaker Ryan Piers Williams.
“We started big, and it’s just gotten big-
showing to catch a highly acclaimed film, weekend of science-fiction classics at Eric Pearson, a vice president of the El
ger,” Horak said.
with the Mesilla Valley Film Society pre- Chamizal National Memorial. The inclu- Paso Community Foundation, which is the
Held exclusively Downtown, the main
senting daily shows at the Fountain sion of guest actors or directors who were festival’s executive producer, said that he
events are in The Plaza Theatre’s primary
Theatre in Mesilla, N.M., and UTEP involved in the original productions added looks forward to the local drama “The
theatre, the Kendle Kidd Performance
Cinema Novo offering weekend shows to the appeal. Sentimental Engine Slayer,” which will be
Hall, and the Philanthropy Theatre in the
throughout the school year. “It wasn’t the rarity of the films, but the presented with cast and crew present.
Plaza annex. The event also features out-
opportunity to see them on the big screen “I’m really looking forward to the local
door films in Arts Festival Plaza, film talks
The eternal draw of with someone from the movie, and hear
at Camino Real Hotel and more. talent,” Pearson said. “I love to see that we
‘going to the movies’ stories about the making of the film based
“We’re evolving in two ways,” Horak are able to help these films reach a broader
on their individual experience,” Duncan audience.”
El Paso film enthusiast Jay Duncan, an said. “Special guests and greater numbers
explained. One of the highlights about which Horak
internationally recognized film historian, of events. We really want to create a full
This adds a special edge, he said, because is most excited is the screening of the
writer and archivist, has hosted several festival environment, not just in the theater
even though movies may live “forever,” restored version of Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent
film series at venues ranging from the but in the entire area.”
the people in them won’t. science-fiction masterpiece, “Metropolis,”
International Museum of Art to Chamizal The 2010 festival’s guests include the last
Duncan said that the “IT” film festival accompanied by the three-man band Alloy
National Memorial. surviving cast member of “Sunset
was discontinued after four years because Orchestra.
He said that there is a difference between Boulevard,” Nancy Olson; celebrated film
it outgrew the Chamizal but wasn’t quite “An additional 25 minutes of the film
seeing a movie at home and experiencing big enough to expand in a venue like the historian Nick Clooney (father of George
Clooney); El Paso–born actress Debbie were discovered and restored, and people
it with a room full of fellow moviegoers. Plaza. He hopes to see it reborn again as will get to see it on the big screen with
“I think there is something very social possibly an arm of the Classic Film Reynolds, star of festival feature “Singin’
and communal about going to the movies,” Festival or on its own. in the Rain”; director of “The Last Picture
Show” Peter Bogdanovich; and El Paso Please see Page 28
August 2010 El Paso Scene Page 27
Movies films who have been wanting something
like this.”
Cont’d from Page 27 Horak said that the focus of the festival
over the next couple of years will be to
music by this crazy three-man group,”
bring more of the Hollywood experience to
Horak said. “It’s remarkable and will blow
downtown El Paso, with more events and
people’s minds how good it is.”
guest appearances, without driving up tick-
Buster Keaton’s silent comedy “The
et prices too much.
General” will also feature live accompani-
ment, from renowned organist Walt Stoney
on the Plaza’s own Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe
Other film series
Organ. The films themselves range from Although it has quickly become the
world-premiere restorations of classics, biggest, the Plaza Classic Film Festival
like “African Queen” and “Bridge on the The Fountain Theatre in Mesilla com-
isn’t the only high-profile festival in El
River Kwai,” to anniversary screenings of Paso. The Binational Independent Film bines historic atmosphere and coffee-
modern classics, like “Jaws” and art-house Festival, a merging of the former Chamizal house intimacy.
favorites such as “Breathless (À bout de Film Festival and UTEP Film Festival, is
souffle).” The border region will also be held each January in both El Paso and The series includes not only films about
well-represented with screenings of new Juárez, and features films from the United the classical-music world and performers,
films by area filmmakers, such as “The States and Mexico, as well as special fea- but also films featuring a score with work
Dry Land” and the Mexican classic tures from other nations. Past venues have by a featured chamber musician. One of
“Vámanos con Pancho Villa.” included UTEP’s Union Cinema, Centro the 2011 series’ films, James Cameron’s
The low admission prices allow more of Cultural Paso del Norte in Juárez and La “True Lies,” features cello music by guest
the community to attend the films in the Fe Clinic. The festival also hosts special Chamber Music Festival artist Armen
elegant setting of the Plaza, which first guest appearances, receptions and film- Ksajikian.
entranced moviegoers when it opened in making competitions. Each year, invited Other annual events include film series in
1930 as the largest theater of its kind honorees that represent the binational fla- nontraditional settings, including UTEP’s
between Dallas and Los Angeles. Closed vor of the festival are chosen. African-American History Month and
for years and nearly demolished, the the- The Del Corazon Film Festival held in Women’s History Month events. The 2010
ater came back to life in 2006 thanks to a July at Kalavera Studio celebrates local Mexican Revolution Centennial events
massive renovation led by the El Paso films and filmmakers, and highlights other have included film screenings and series at
Community Foundation and supported by local performers like live bands and DJs. several venues, including museums in the
the city of El Paso. Outside of El Paso, festivals like White Downtown museum district.
The theater’s awe-inspiring atmosphere Sands Film Festival, held in Las Cruces El Paso Community Foundation returns
carries over to the audience’s behavior. and Alamogordo; May’s Marfa Film to the Plaza with a holiday-movie film
Festival organizers note that very few peo- Festival, in Marfa, Texas; and RioFest series held the same weekend as the tree
ple try to break the rules or even complain Environmental Film Festival, in Socorro, lighting and Christmas parade Downtown.
about small matters like not being able to N.M., continue to grow and gain attention. By including a variety of film genres,
take popcorn into the main theater. Some film series have been visual addi- Pettit said, people would be able to choose
“I think people share a reverence for the tions to other fine-arts events. from documentaries, blockbusters, classics
venue,” Horak said. “They can feel that El Paso Pro-Musica’s music-film series is and more. “This series ... blends the musi-
they are in a special place.” held each January in conjunction with the cal arts with the performing arts and the
Pearson said that the festival is getting annual Chamber Music Festival. cinematic arts.”
attention, literally coast to coast, as is indi- Pro-Musica Executive Director Kathrin
cated by the hits received on the festival’s Berg Pettit said that the series has “com- Stars under the stars
website. pletely taken off” in just three years.
“Our heaviest traffic areas, in addition to With some series, the best theater may be
The series started as free screenings with
the local hits, are the Los Angeles and the night sky, and both the city and private
the help of Horak at Trinity Methodist, but
New York City areas,” he said. “I really organizations have hosted many movies
has since moved to the Philanthropy in the
think there are a lot of people into classic “on the lawn” and “under the stars.”
Plaza Annex, with a nominal fee.
El Paso Convention and Visitors
Bureau’s Movies in the Canyon is one of
their more recent inspirations for utilizing
the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre.
Held each weekend late summer through
October, the free event averages around
2,273 patrons per weekend, about 505 peo-
ple per screening.
According to CVB Event Marketing
Manager Ashley Tantimonaco, the movies
are offered to appeal to both younger and
older audiences.
“With our double feature, we targeted
families for the early show and a slightly
more mature crowd for the late-night fea-
ture,” Tantimonaco said. “Since this is a
free event, we want to make sure the pro-
gramming is inviting for several different
demographics, and we believe we accom-
plished this by mixing animated features,
horror movies (and) classic favorites (in)
Giraffe and Zebra our schedule.”
Other chances to enjoy an outdoor film
Exhibits Now Open include the Kern Plaza Association’s
monthly movies in the park series at
Madeline Park during the summer months,
and El Paso Parks and Recreation
Department hosts Roll the Film at the Park
on selected Wednesdays at various local
parks. During the summer, Zin Valle
Vineyards offers periodic outdoor movies
in an upscale picnic setting.
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Page 28 El Paso Scene August 2010
Movies popular it was expanded to a year-round “Attendance varies greatly,” he said. Corral, who shot “Hands of God” in El
series the next year. “About 60 people came to see ‘Soul Paso, spent time as both a student and pro-
Cont’d from Page 28 Museum Executive Director Mirabel Searching: The Journey of Thomas fessional filmmaker in Austin, a city with a
Villalva said that the series has an intimate Merton.’ A film about Dorothy Day, very visual film community.
Smaller can be better crowd of about 30 to 40 viewers each founder of the Catholic Worker movement, Since returning to El Paso, Corral said,
month, and the selections often include and Al Gore’s film, ‘An Inconvenient the filmmaking scene in El Paso at first
Like The Plaza Theatre, the venue itself
some well-known films. Truth,’ also attracted larger-than-usual seemed kind of dry, but upon networking
can be part of the experience.
“Films range from new releases to older crowds.” and asking around about potential crew
Mesilla Valley Film Society board mem-
films, all dealing with the Holocaust or The series coordinator, Father Ed members, he has found several individuals
ber Jeff Berg said that the Fountain
themes associated with the Holocaust,” Carpenter, said that each film is intended willing to work and gain experience in all
Theatre in the historic Mesilla, N.M., is a
Villalva said. “Recent films have included to provide “choice” to the audience con- aspects of the moviemaking art form.
world apart from the standard moviegoing
‘The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,’ cerning various issues, such as world “There’s a whole network here,” he said.
experience. The 106-year-old historic
‘Defiance,’ ‘The Reader,’ ‘Enemies: A peace, black history, women’s history, the “You just have to know where to find
movie house offers documentaries, art
Love Story,’ ‘Triumph of the Will’ and environment, labor, war, the judicial sys- them.”
films, foreign films, and other films that
‘Blessed is the Match.’” tem, Hispanic history, domestic violence, One of the best sources he discovered is a
don’t usually make it to El Paso’s main-
Other cultural or ethnic-centered series respect for life, political responsibility, vet- film database site,, maintained
stream cinemas. It presents an atmosphere
held locally have included the Jewish erans and more. The August film featured by filmmaker Gilbert Chavarria. This net-
absent of what Berg lists as common
Arthouse Film Series at UTEP’s Stanlee is “Hiroshima: Repentance and Renewal,” work of local individuals both looking for
movie distractions: texters, unruly children
and Gerald Rubin Center of Fine Arts and with future films this year being “Wal- cast and crew or for movies to work with
(and adults) and dirty conditions.
French-language films held monthly by Mart: The High Cost of Low Price” and has helped Corral and other filmmakers
A society member or special invited guest
L’Alliance Française d’El Paso, and the El “Advent Conspiracy.” find worthy talent.
introduces each film. Patrons can sit either
Paso Museum of Art and Mexican The series is offered free, although dona- “Thanks to that site, I was able to make
in traditional movie aisles or at one of a
Consulate have both sponsored some of tions to the ministry are always welcome. two movies,” Corral said.
few tables in the back and enjoy a more
the best of Spanish-language films. Committee member Sister Ida R. He said that the biggest problem is mak-
coffeehouse-style experience.
A recent addition is Rio Grande Adelante Berresheim said that it is often hard to find ing people aware of not only the products
“There is no comparison to what we
Inc.’s semimonthly Queer Cinema and its films about topics on peace and justice in coming from El Paso’s film community,
show and to what every other full-time
annual Frontera Pride Film Festival at traditional movie venues, and films or doc- but also of the amount of talent to be
film venue for over 200 square miles
Fellini Film Café in the Cincinnati enter- umentaries of these types either spend a found in the area’s film culture, which
shows,” Berg said. “We are an all-volun-
tainment district. very brief time in local theaters or are often goes unnoticed.
teer organization and this is our 21st year
Rio Grande Adelante Program never even shown. UTEP senior Christopher Velasquez said
of operation.”
Development Chair Danny Steel said that that he is using an almost exclusive El
Berg said that it can be a challenge to
introduce local residents to the theater.
the films are set to appeal to the LGBT Filmmakers emerging Paso cast and crew for his current inde-
(lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) audi- pendent film on immigration.
“The Mesilla Valley Film Society more The rising interest in film series and festi-
ence and draw around 15 to 20 viewers “I am proud to say that the entire cast and
or less requires one to have a change of vals continues to be fed by a rising aware-
each screening.
attitude about movies,” he said. “The films ness of El Paso’s multifaceted community Please see Page 30
“All of the films will be with a queer
we show are of course, in some sense, filmmakers.
theme, queer following, starring queer
about entertainment, but oft-times they are Carlos Corral keeps busy with his and his
selected to show our patrons that film is a
actors or directed by an LGBT individual,”
brother, Octavio’s, production company, # "
he said.
form of art as well as a way to forget your
Chamizal National Memorial has featured
MindWarp Entertainment, as well as help- $ $
troubles for two hours.” ing other area filmmakers with their own
several topic-specific series, including its
UTEP’s Union Cinema, home of the work. He wrote and directed the 2010
First Friday series, featuring films about El
Cinema Novo Art and Foreign Film Series award-winning film “Hands of God,” as
Paso or border issues; a nature-film series; "
that runs through the school year, is the well as “Santos” and “Torture Corn,” and
and Hot Topic, a current-events series
university’s own on-campus source of non- has served as producer, actor, sound editor, $
focusing on discussion-provoking themes.
mainstream motion pictures. In addition to cinematographer and editor for several oth-
Themes of peace and justice are the focus
its regular showings, the UTEP theater has ers.
of the Pax Christi Film Series, sponsored
presented a grab bag of special-interest One of his most recent efforts, “Red
by Pax Christi El Paso and the Peace and
series, including the annual We Will Rock Sands,” completed filming in June using $
Justice Ministry of the El Paso Catholic
You music-film series, the French Film all local on-screen talent and film crews.
Diocese. The series is held at the Mother $
Festival, The Sun City Film Fest (local “All of the actors here in El Paso are
Teresa Center the second Sunday of the
independent-film showcase) and more. ready and willing to be in films,” he said. !
An entirely different movie experience is “I think one of the problems here is people
Film committee member Wayne Daniel
in the area’s only IMAX movie screen, at think they have to go somewhere else to
said that the audience averages around 25
the New Mexico Museum of Space find work or talent, but the people are here
people, but certain topics or films draw
History in Alamogordo. The Tombaugh to make it work.”
larger crowds.
IMAX Dome Theater and Planetarium
now offers combo packages allowing
museum guests to view selected films with
their museum admission.
On a smaller scale, the Fellini Film Café
in Kern Place hosts films on selected
nights for free with a minimum coffee
shop purchase, and the new Travel Mug
Coffee café features free movie nights.

Film series with purpose
People with particular opinions, outlooks
or lifestyles often want to see films they
can enjoy and discuss with others of the
same interests. Several organizations in El
Paso offer monthly film series or annual
film fests that cater to a specific group as
well as open the minds of others through
the familiar art form of film.
The series range from cultural interests to
films that raise social consciousness on
current issues, all in settings appealing to
the audiences.
In 2008, the El Paso Holocaust Museum
and Study Center began a summer film
series, Cinema Sundays, screening
Holocaust-related films. The series was so

August 2010 El Paso Scene Page 29

Only at Lancers!
Plaza Classic Film Festival — The El
Cont’d from Page 29 Paso Community Foundation will host its
3rd annual classic and “semi-classic”
crew is comprised of UTEP students with
the exception of some actors, such as movie in The Plaza’s Main Theatre,
Jordan Lee ( an El Paso native who played Philanthropy Theatre and outdoor Festival
a vampire in the Twilight ‘Eclipse’ Plaza Aug. 5-15. Billed as the “world’s
Why settle for just dinner when you can have dinner and ... movie),” Velasquez said. largest classic film festival,” movies of all
genres will be presented from the golden
Corral said that even the variety of film
" % " # " # $ % $ $%" genres represented locally seems to go age of cinema to more recent favorites.
unnoticed, as moviegoers tend to think Special film talks with celebrities and
" " & $( ! %"# ' % #$# scholars, live music events are also
local films primarily revolve around the
& ' " #' " (# #!$ ( #" ( ## (*#& /' '( " border culture, including its trials and planned. Individual tickets available
!# & %) #!$ ( ( #" * "(' ,#) (# (&, & " * & $ ' tribulations, such as drug trafficking or through Ticketmaster.
$ & * ( * " ' &#! #)& & " ' ( #&( * " '(& )( " immigration issues. Although he feels All-festival pass: $150. Information: 533-
&# ' &#! ( "" & * # (#* & $" & " & '#)' there is a time and a place for these issues 4020 or
( (# * #& (# $ $)( '# #" ( ) " &, ! $ #) to be addressed in film, he said, El Paso Special guests for the festival include
! (& ! ! & & &#! /' - /' ( ". #& ' ( films don’t have to be exclusively about actress Debby Reynolds (who was born in
&)"" & )$ " ( ( #" !$ #"' $ & ' #" ( &')' just a few pet topics. El Paso), film historian Nick Clooney
" (*#& ' '# " ()& " + ' #"( , For example, he recently worked on a (father of George Clooney) and director
science-fiction project, “Maroon,” filmed Peter Bogdanovich.
nearby at White Sands National Special events:
Dinner and a Movie
PT & the Cruisers! Monument, as well as the critically lauded
short “Breaking Borders,” a lively docu-
• “Plaza Days” Open House events are 1
to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 5-6,
/0-! 3 % ' (Westside) mentary about the area’s drag-queen and and 11 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and
"./.&!" , ) Every Tuesday cross-dressing community. The latter film
has been making its way around film festi-
Thursday, Aug. 10 and Aug. 12, featur-
ing organ music on the full hour and the
- 2&*$ #+- #-"" , ..". / , ) vals in the United States and will soon be
*/"-/ &*)"*/ % -$" 6 Western Skies Light Show and cartoon on
""/ / /%" (0 % 1" !&**"- *! 2&* /& '"/. featured overseas in a festival in Spain.
0##"/ 1 &( (" #+- /+ &*") -' 0./ " ,-"."*/ /+ 2&* the half hour. Admission is free.
That’s the thing about film, he stressed • The opening night film is the 60th
#$# — one never knows when some “little anniversary showing of “Sunset Blvd” at 7
- 2++! " ./ +# project” they become involved in will p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, in the Kendle Kidd
"+-$" &"/"- 645 receive international approval. Performance Hall with guests actress
“Little by little, we’re getting there,” he Nancy Olson Livingston and film historian
said. Nick Clooney. Admission: $20.
/% (++- +-+* !+ +2"-
Corral himself has participated — and • “The Good, The Bad, The Indie v06”
". 45 Call & Book Your Event Today! won awards — in film festivals, including
showcase of El Paso area shorts at 8 p.m.
Western Connecticut University’s
Thursday, Aug. 5. Screenings are preced-
WestConn Film Festival, Austin’s
ed by a live concert; artists to be
SouthSlam Film Festival and El
announced. Admission is free.
Paso/Juárez’s binational Chamizal
• A free talk and book signing of “El
Independent Film Festival.
He has even had his work featured Paso’s Historic Movie Palaces” with

- - - through the Plaza Film Festival, which he
said has been very good about spotlighting
local films. However, he would like to see
author Cynthia Haines is 4 p.m. Friday,
Aug. 6, in the Philanthropy Theatre.
• A screening of the 1952 musical “Singin’
+%#' ,(* ()"#) $)(& a more complete competition-based film
festival, and is currently working on plan-
In The Rain” with special guests Debbie
Reynolds and Nick Clooney is 7 p.m.
ning one himself. He feels that this could Saturday, Aug. 7, preceded by a free film

. - !! draw filmmakers (and filmgoers) from all
over to see what’s fresh and new in the
motion-picture world.
talk at 6 p.m. in the Camino Real Dome
Bar, 101 S. El Paso. Tickets: $10.
• A reception for Debbie Reynolds fol-
(7 ".2(%0 (3-2)-' $.5- ! #./7 .& -%62 ,.-2(:1 #%-% “There is no real competitive El Paso lows at 9:30 p.m. at the Camino Real
film festival,” he said. “If filmmakers Hotel. Tickets: $15.
312 .0$%0 ! /)88! &0., !-7 .,)-.:1 )- + !1. know there is some competition, they will • The screening of the restored silent film
!-$ !1* &.0 2(% #%-% 2. "% $%+)4%0%$ 5)2( 2(% /)88! come. I think if there is a true competitive classic, Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis” is 7 p.m.
El Paso film festival, people will con- Sunday, Aug. 8, in Kendle Kidd
2:1 (% #%-% -.2 2(% /)88! tribute to it.” Performance Hall, with live accompani-
There are smaller competitive events ment by The Alloy Orchestra. Tickets: $8.
()1 .&&%0 '..$ 5()+% 13//+)%1 +!12 offered, including the recent GhostLight A talk precedes the screening at 6 p.m. in
48-Hour Film Slam held at The Percolator the Dome Bar.
and the Golden Chile Film Challenge, • Art House for Kids” showing are 1:30
open to both high school and community p.m. Aug. 10 and 12, in the Kendle Kidd
filmmakers. Corral said that novice film- Performance Hall. Tuesday’s presentation
makers get a small taste of the process by is “Amazing Animation,” and Thursday’s is
(!$.5 2- 7%0 %$'%5..$ participating in these. “Amazing Shorts.” Tickets: $2.
“In a guerilla-filmmaking sense, these • Pecha Kucha Night is 8:30 p.m.
- - kinds of events are a good introduction to
- Thursday, Aug. 12, at Dome Bar featuring
- what the filmmaking experience is like,” a gathering of creative individuals to share
he said. “Plus, you can also meet a lot of their work and ideas in a casual environ-
.-25..$ people and make a lot of films.”
.-)/(!- 7%0 ment. Admission is free.
He said that he is always ready to help • “Picture Show: A Conversation with
- - - others with their projects, because he real- Peter Bogdanovich” is 4 p.m. Saturday,
ized the filmmaking community has to
Aug. 14, in the Philanthropy Theatre.
help each other out, for the benefit of the
%1! %+2! +!,%$! Tickets: $10 (free for festival passholders).
community as a whole. If a successful
Bogdanovich will introduce the screening
project comes from El Paso, the national
of his film “The Last Picture Show” at 8
and international filmmaking world will
.,)-.:1 .301 9 continue to keep an eye on the city and its p.m. in the Kendle Kidd Performance Hall.
3-$!7 (301$!7 !, /, potential. A free film talk is at 6 p.m. in Dome Bar.
For a complete list of screenings and
0)$!7 9 !230$!7 !, !, “If one of us makes it, we all make it,”
other festival events, see Page 2.
he said.

Page 30 El Paso Scene August 2010
Plaza Classic Film Festival — See Page 30. • Aug. 6-12 — “The Secret in Their Eyes,”
Winner of the 2010 Academy Award for Best
‘An Inconvenient Truth’ — The Al Gore’s Foreign Language Film. Ricardo Darin is
global warming documentary is 7 p.m. Benjamin, a criminal-court investigator who is
Wednesday, Aug. 4, as part of the “Hot Topic tormented by the unsolved 1974 rape and mur-
Wednesday” film series at Chamizal National der of a young bride. Rated R.
Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. • Aug. 13-19 — “Please Give.” Catherine
Information: 532-7273. and culture, chosen from those contributed Amphitheater. Concessions available (no food Keener plays Kate, a New Yorker who runs a
during the event, will be added to TAMI video or beverages may be brought in). For schedule furniture store with her husband, Alex (Oliver
Queer Cinema — Frontera Pride Film
library in early 2011. and other information, go to Platt). “We buy from the children of dead peo-
Festival and Rio Grande Adelante will host the ple” he notes. Kate feels guilt because of the
film series 7 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Pax Christi Film Series — The series pres-
Tuesday of the month at Fellini Film Cafe, 220 ents the overview of the scourge of nuclear ‘A Day at the Movies’ — The Jewish thriving business, her daughter, her roving hus-
Cincinnati. Viewing is free with $7 food pur- weapons and their existence from the 1940s to Federation of El Paso and the Inter-American band and her neighbor Andra, an old lady
chase. Information: 929-9282 or today with “Hiroshima: Repentance and Jewish Studies Program present recent Jewish whose death will mean that Kate and Alex can
• Aug. 10 — “The Closet,” directed by Renewal,” 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug 15, at Diocesan films 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, at annex her apartment. Rated R.
Francis Veber. Migrant and Refugee Services’ Mother Teresa the Rubin Center on the UTEP campus. Cost is • Aug. 20-26 — “Ondine.” Fisherman
• Aug. 24 — “Everyone,” directed by Bill Center, 2400 E. Yandell (between Piedras and $20 ($14 members, UTEP students) for all day, Syracuse (Colin Farrell) is a recovering alcoholic
Marchant. Cotton). Hosted by Pax Christi El Paso and the or $12 ($8 members, students) for one feature with a young, wheelchair-bound daughter. Life
Peace & Justice Ministry of the Catholic plus shorts. Advance discount available. is tough until the day he raises his nets and dis-
Roll the Film at the Park — El Paso Parks covers a woman trapped inside, clinging for life.
Diocese of El Paso. Admission is free, donations Reservations recommended: 584-4437 or jew-
and Recreation Department will host free The arrival of Ondine (Alicia Bachleda) brings
welcome. Information: 497-0384.
movies this summer at 8:30 p.m. selected romance and a rejuvenated trade as schools of
Combining archival materials, quotes, and • 10:30 a.m. “Divan” (all ages)
Wednesdays, at various local parks. fish swim into his nets. Rated PG-13.
interviews with and footage of peace activists, • 12:15 p.m. — “180 Degrees of Jerusalem”
Films/location: • Aug. 27-Sept 2 — “The Wind Journeys.”
the film uses the annual Hiroshima Day events (teens and older)
• Aug. 11 — Carolina Park, 563 N. Carolina The film tells the story of an aging accordion
at Los Alamos laboratory in New Mexico to • 1 p.m. — “Nora’s Will” (preteens and older)
• Aug. 18 – Galatzan Park, 650 Wallenberg. player and the young musician he’s reluctantly
provide information about nuclear weapons
Fountain Theatre — 2469 Calle de allowed to accompany on his trek north. Rating
Texas Film Round-Up — Texas Archive of and action suggestions.
Guadalupe, 1/2 block south of the plaza in equivalent to PG-13.
the Moving Image will bring its traveling media
Holocaust Museum Cinema Sundays — Mesilla. The historic theater, operated by the
show to El Paso 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday CinéMatinee Film Series — Films with
El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center, Mesilla Valley Film Society, features films at 7:30
and 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14-15, in the western, rural or New Mexico themes (as well
715 Oregon, hosts free showings of Holocaust, p.m. nightly, plus 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Foreign lan-
Plaza Theatre, in conjunction with the Plaza as other special selections) are shown at 1:30
genocide and racism-related films at 2 p.m. the guage films include subtitles. Admission: $7 ($6
Classic Film Festival. Area residents can bring p.m. Saturdays at the Fountain Theatre, 2469
last Sunday of the month. Age 18 and younger seniors and students with ID; all seats for mati-
their Texas-related films and videos to the Calle de Guadalupe, 1/2 block south of the
not permitted without parent or guardian. nees; $5 society members and children); $5 on
Texas Film Round-Up table to sign up for free plaza in Mesilla. Admission: $4 ($1 for Mesilla
Admission is free, but seating is limited. Wednesday. Information, schedule: (575) 524-
digitization services. The program is open to Valley Film Society members), unless otherwise
Information: 351-0048, ext. 24 or 8287 or
any Texas-related films including home movies, listed. Information: (575) 524-8287 (leave mes- Web: • July 30-Aug. 5 — “Harry Brown.” Brown
amateur films, local television productions, sage) or (Michael Caine) is an old man with a dying wife,
advertisements, industrial films, government • Aug. 7 – “Red Rock West.” Nicholas Cage is
who lives in an area controlled by a drug gang.
films and more. Service is free. Information: Movies in the Canyon — Free movies will When his best friend is killed by gangs, Harry a poor but honest drifter who arrives, nearly
(512) 485-3073 or be shown selected nights August and
takes the law into his own hands. Rated R.
A selection of films representing Texas history September at the McKelligon Canyon Please see Page 32

August 2010 El Paso Scene Page 31
Film Vinson, Rick Malambri, Adam G. Sevani.
Directed by Jon Chu.
Cont’d from Page 31 • Twelve (Hannover House) — Chace
Crawford, Emma Roberts, Rory Culkin.
broke, in the small Western town of Red Rock.
Directed by Joel Schumacher.
He walks into the local saloon, and is mistaken
by the owner (J.T. Walsh) for the professional Aug. 12:
killer from Texas that Walsh has hired to mur- • Eat Pray Love (Columbia) — Julia Roberts,
der his wife (Laura Flynn Boyle). Javier Bardem, Viola Davis. Directed by Ryan
• Aug. 14 — ”Redskin.” New Mexico had only Murphy.
been a state for 17 years when Paramount sent • The Expendables (Lionsgate) — Sylvester
a crew to Acoma Pueblo, outside Albuquerque, Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li. Directed by
to film this silent picture. Richard Dix plays a Stallone.
Navajo who was abducted and sent to a gov- • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Universal) —
ernment boarding school as a child. His partial Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran
assimilation into white society leaves him nei- Culkin. Directed by Edgar Wright.
ther Indian nor white, just “Redskin.” • Tales From Earthsea (Touchstone) —
• Aug. 21 — “One Man’s Hero.” The true Animated. Voices of Timothy Dalton, Mariska
story of John Riley and the San Patricio Hargitay, Willem Dafoe. Directorial debut of
Regiment on the battlefields of the Mexican- Goro Miyazaki, son of legendary Japanese ani-
American war. Half of the soldiers in the U.S. mator Hayao Miyazaki.
Army in the 1840s were Irish, having fled
Aug. 20:
famine in their homeland for the promise of
• Lottery Ticket (Warner Bros.) — Bow Wow,
American citizenship.
Brandon T. Jackson, Naturi Naughton. Directed
• Aug. 28 — “The Spanish Room.” Made in
by Erik White.
New Mexico. A feature length documentary
• Nanny McPhee Returns (Universal) — Emma
about Yjastros: The American Flamenco
Thompson, Ralph Fiennes, Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Repertory Company, based out of the National
Directed by Susanna White. (Sequel to 2005
Institute of Flamenco in Albuquerque.
Special guest filmmaker Chris Roybal will be
• Piranha 3-D (Dimension Films) — Elisabeth
present for the screening.
Shue, Jerry O’Connell, Richard Dreyfuss.
New Mexico Museum of Space History Directed by Alexandre Aja. (Remake of 1978
— Alamogordo, N.M. The museum’s original directed by Joe Dante)
Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater presents: • The Switch (Miramax) — Jennifer Aniston,
• “Hubble” (11 a.m., noon and 2, 4 and 5 Jason Bateman, Juliette Lewis. Directed by Josh
p.m.). Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, audi- Gordon and Will Speak.
ences will blast off alongside the Atlantis STS- • Vampires Suck (20th Century-Fox) — Ken
125 crew, witness some of the most challeng- Jeong, Anneliese van der Pol, Matt Lanter.
ing spacewalks ever performed, and experience Directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer.
firsthand Hubble’s awe-inspiring imagery.
Aug. 27:
• “9 Planets and Counting” (1 and 3 p.m.).
• Centurion (Magnet Releasing) — Michael
Learn amazing facts about planets, moons and
Fassbender, Dominic West, Olga Kurylenko.
stars in the solar system. Featured with plane-
Directed by Neil Marshall.
tarium show.
• Going the Distance (Warner Bros.) — Drew
Tickets: $6 ($5.50 for seniors and military;
Barrymore, Justin Long, Ron Livingston.
$4.50 ages 4-12). Ages 3 and under free for all
Directed by Nanette Burnstein.
shows. Planetarium show is $3.50. Information:
• The Last Exorcism (Lionsgate) — Patrick
(877) 333-6589 or (575) 437-2840 or
Fabian, Ashley Bell, Louis Herthim. Directed by
Daniel Stamm.
Jay’s Film Forecast — Film historian Jay • Takers (Screen Gems) — Matt Dillon, Idris
Duncan prepared this list of top monthly Elba, Paul Walker. Directed by John
“Coming Attractions” for movie fans, listed by Luessenhop.
studio and release date. Release dates are sub-
DVD Releases
ject to change.
Aug. 3:
Aug. 6:
• Diary of A Wimpy Kid / PG
• Flipped (Warner Bros.) — Madeline Carroll,
• Kick-Ass / R
Callan McAuliffe, Rebecca De Mornay. Directed
by Rob Reiner. Aug. 10:
• Mao’s Last Dancer (ATO Pictures) — Chi • Date Night / PG-13
Cao, Bruce Greenwood, Kyle MacLachlan. • Death at a Funeral / R
Directed by Bruce Beresford. • The Joneses / R
• Middle Men (Paramount Vantage) — Luke
Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi, Gabriel Macht. Aug. 24:
Directed by George Gallo. • City Island / PG-13
• The Other Guys (Columbia) — Will Ferrell, • The Back-up Plan / PG-13
Mark Wahlberg, Michael Keaton. Directed by Aug. 31:
Adam McKay. • Harry Brown / R
• Step Up 3-D (Disney Studios) — Sharni

Page 32 El Paso Scene August 2010
Family Camp Out Adventure — El Paso Butterfly Flutterby – The Asombro
Parks and Recreation Department will host the Institute for Science Education at Chihuahuan
family overnight event 4 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Desert Nature Park, 56501 N. Jornada in Las
Saturday, July 30-31, at Memorial Park Reserve Cruces, hosts its 8th annual celebration of but-
area, 3251 Copper. Cost is $5 for ages 17 and terflies 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 21.
under, and $10 for others, which includes hot There will be new stations and activities this
dogs, entertainment and more. All campers year, including kids’ arts and crafts, butterfly
must bring their own tents and sleeping bags. sponge toss and face painting. Guests can make
Information: 240-3310 or a butterfly watering plate, stroll along the Desert Discovery Trail or browses the bucket
The event features picnic, swimming, auction. Proceeds auction benefit Institute’s
overnight movies and dancing, games and education programs and site development.
more. Security provided onsite. Admission: $2. Information: (575) 524-3334 or
Bugfest! — The El Paso Zoo, 4001 E.
Paisano, hosts its annual weekend expo White Sands Institute — White Sands
Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-8, with close-up National Monument and NMSU-Alamogordo
bug encounters, games and activities for the hosts a new series of community education
whole family. Zoo admission is $10 for ages 13 classes at White Sands National Monument.
to 61; $7.50 for ages 62 and older and active Information/registration: (575) 439-3842 or
duty military (including spouse) with ID; $6
ages 3 to 12; and free for ages 2 and under. Classes are geared towards grade 10 through
Zoo members admitted free. Information: 532- adult, and include easy-level hikes, with some
8156, 521-1850 or off-trail walks.
• “By The Dune’s Early Light” photography
El Paso Zoo — 4001 E. Paisano. Entrance workshop with Jim Spencer and Ron
hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Zoo admis-
Robertson, Aug. 24-26. Cost: $550.
sion is $10; $7.50 for ages 62 and older and
• White Sands Watercolors Thursday through
active duty military (including spouse) with ID;
Saturday, Oct. 21-23, instructed by Dan
$6 ages 3 to 12; and free for ages 2 and under.
Stouffer. Cost: $175.
Zoo members admitted free. Information: 532-
8156, 521-1850 or Master Gardener Course — The Texas
A giraffe exhibit has joined the new Africa AgriLife Extension Service will host an 11-week
section’s lion exhibit, meerkat habitat and the master gardener course 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
El Paso Electric Kalahari Research Center. Thursdays, Sept. 9-Nov. 18, at El Paso
BugFest is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Garden Center, 3105 Grant, in Memorial Park.
Sunday, Aug. 7-8. The course offers intensive horticultural train-
Military, Law Enforcement and Fire Day is 10 ing in exchange for at least 60 hours of volun-
a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21. teer service after the course’s completion.
Daily encounters include California Sea Lion Application fee: $150 ($195 for those in the
Training and Meet the Keeper presentations at horticulture industry). Fee covers course text
11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and various handouts. Enrollment space is limit-
Asian Elephant Training Encounters scheduled ed; application deadline is 5 p.m. Aug. 30.
daily. Information: Information/applications: 860-2515 or
Garden Talks at Ardovino’s Desert
Crossing — Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society
Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, will host free trips — A Reservoirs in the Valley tour in East
talks on various aspects of gardening with Texas El Paso meets at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at
AgriLife Extension Service Master Gardeners 8 Feather Lake Wildlife Sanctuary, 9500 North
to 8:30 to 9 a.m. Saturdays on the patio during Loop, to tour waterbird haven McNary
their weekly farmers’ market. Information: Reservoir and other areas. Information: Mark
240-7414. Perkins, 637-3521 or
• Aug. 7 — “Rainwater Harvesting” with Bill Non-members and guests welcome on all
Hodge field trips. Bring lunch, binoculars, and dress
• Aug. 14 — “Getting Roses Ready for Fall” appropriately for weather and terrain.
with Bill Hooten Information:
• Aug. 21 — “Fall Gardening” with Jim
Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park —
5000 Calle del Norte in Mesilla. Guided Bird
• Aug. 28 — “Composting” with Ed McElroy.
tours are 7:15 to 8:45 a.m. the first Saturday of
Butterfly Release — White Mountain every month, hosted by Mesilla Valley Audubon
Meadows Pavilion, off Gavilan Canyon Road in Society’s Nancy Stotz. Day use fee: $5 per
Ruidoso, will host its 5th annual Monarch but- vehicle ($40 annual pass). Information: (575)
terfly release benefiting Ruidoso Home Care 523-4298 or
and Hospice Foundation 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Friends of the Mesilla Valley Bosque Park
Saturday, Aug. 14. Butterflies will be distrib- meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2. Park fee
uted at 11 a.m. and released at 12:15 p.m. waived for those attending meeting.
Cost per butterfly is $12. Information: Nancy Information: (575) 523-8009.
Lee (575) 258-0028. • A ranger-guided bird tour is 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 7. Bring hat, water, binoculars
Master Gardeners Second Saturday – and insect repellent.
Texas AgriLife Extension Service’s second
• State Entomologist Dr. Carol Sutherland will
Saturday lecture is 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14,
present “Common Arthropods in the Mesilla
at the El Paso Garden Center, 3105 Grant.
Valley” at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, in the
August’s program is “Get Your Roses Ready for
park classroom.
Fall” with Master Gardener Bill Hooten.
Admission is free. Information: 240-7414.
Please see Page 34
August 2010 El Paso Scene Page 33
Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through begin one hour before sunset daily. Experience
Nature Thursday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through a sunset over the white sands and observe the
Cont’d from Page 33 Sunday. Admission: $5 (free for children 12 and plants, animals and geology of the dune field.
younger). Additional cost for tours (including Walks last about one hour.
• Richard Quick, Naturalist for the Museum of
birding tour and morning hike): $1 for ages 5 Patio talks are 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and
Natural History, will give a presentation about
and older. Information: 857-1135 or texas- Sundays at the Visitor Center. Rangers will
amphibians and reptiles at 10 a.m. Saturday, answer questions and give tips on enjoying the
Aug. 28, in the park classroom.
The park’s campground will be closed for util- monument.
Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso ity upgrades through the month of August and A Full Moon Hike is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug.
Desert Botanical Garden — 4200 possibly early September. 24. Admission is free, but reservations required
Doniphan (across from Frontera). Hours are 10 Pictograph, rock-climbing bouldering and hik- as space is limited. Register at
a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays year ing tours are available at 9 and 11 a.m. Full Moon Night is 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug.
round. Admission: $2 ($1 children, seniors and Wednesday through Sunday, by prior arrange- 25, featuring the Herpetology Simplified
military). Information: 584-0563, keystone- ment. Call 849-6684. Science Show, a hands-on educational program or The monthly birding tour is 7 to 9 a.m. on the about the world of snakes with Donna Hoidahl.
The park’s 2-acre Botanical Garden features third Saturday of the month (Aug. 21). No reservations accepted.
native plants, amphitheater, butterfly garden, Advance sign-up encouraged. Lake Lucero tours are offered on the last
wedding garden, children’s maze, and a A nature and pictograph tour is 7:30 a.m. weekend of each month. This month’s tour is 5
Butterfly House. Saturday, Aug. 14. The strenuous hike is about p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28. Participants drive their
Keystone Heritage Park has 189 species of 3 hours long. Registration required. own vehicles 17 miles beginning at the Small
migratory and local birds, and a 4,500-year-old To get there: Take Montana Avenue (U.S. Missile Range gate on U.S. 70, 25 miles west of
archaeological site. Highway 62-180) all the way into the Hueco the White Sands Visitor Center, then hike 3/4
Keystone’s Chihuahuan Desert Experience Mountains then turn left on Ranch Road 2775. mile to the source of the white sands.
(immediately west of the wetland) is open daily North Mountain is available for self-guided day Reservations are required. Cost is $3 per adult;
from 7 a.m. to noon for walking and bird use, for up to 70 people at a time. There is an $1.50 age 16 and under.
watching. annual orientation program for visitors. Guided
access is offered to the rest of the site. Call for
Guadalupe Mountains National Park —
The El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon will be at
110 miles east of El Paso on the way to
the Observation Deck 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. reservations and other information: 857-1135.
Carlsbad, the 86,416-acre park includes the
Saturday, Aug. 14 and 28, for anyone interest-
$& %&"$* ' % ed about the chapter or area birds.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park — The highest point in Texas: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749
park is about 160 miles east of El Paso, off the feet. Entry fee: $5 for ages 16 and older, good
$ " * "" Franklin Mountains State Park — Most Carlsbad Highway (U.S. 62-180). Information: for one week and all trails. Camping is $8 per
(575) 785-2232 or site per night. Information: (915) 828-3251.
>% & ! % !! ? hiking and mountain-biking trails begin in the
Tom Mays area, off Transmountain Road on the Summer hours (Memorial Day through Labor
Day) are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily; tours available
New Mexico State Parks — Day-use fee
west side of the park (east of I-10).
> ! %&"! % "$" Entry fees are $4 per person, free for age 12 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last entry into cave via nat-
is $5 when visiting any state park. Camping
fees: $8 for primitive site; $10 for developed
and under (with family). Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 ural entrance is 3:30 p.m. with last entry into
site (electrical hookup $4 extra). All programs
!" ? p.m. daily. Information: 566-6441.
Guided nature hikes begin at 9 a.m. Saturday
cave via elevator 5 p.m.
A star party is 6:30 to 10 p.m. the second
are free with park entrance, unless otherwise
listed. Information: (575) 744-5998 or
" ! % ( $ $& %&"$* and Sunday, Aug. 7-8 and Aug. 21-22. Cost is Saturday of each month.
$7 for ages 13 and up and $1 for ages 5-12 Plan 3-1/2 hours for a walk-in tour and 1-1/2
• Elephant Butte Lake State Park —
"! 8 8 (includes park entry fee). Hikes range in dis- hours for Big Room tour. Cost is $6 ($3 for
Information: (575) 744-5998.
tance and difficulty. Reservations required: 566- ages 6-15 or seniors with discount card). The
! " 7 6441, ext. 24 or park’s audio self-guided tour is $3 extra (also
Drag boat races are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
00,3 4&(4(2% (tours also may be given any weekend by available in Spanish).
and Sunday, Aug. 14-15.
5''(24* 5+'030 advance reservation). The “bat season” generally lasts from late May
The Socorro Bass Club fishing tournament is 6
a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22.
• A Junior Ranger Hike is 8 a.m. Saturday, through mid-October. Daily bat flight talks
A free Boating Safety class is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Aug. 14. Cost is $7 for ages 13 and up and $1 (about 15 minutes long) are offered just before
! " Saturday, Aug. 28.
for ages 5-12 (includes park entry fee). Call for sunset at the amphitheatre outside the natural
%. 1. • City of Rocks State Park, north of Deming off
reservations. entrance. Then — bats willing — visitors are
034%- //(6 U.S. 180. Information: (575) 536-2800. A
• A Moonlight Hike is 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. treated to the sunset spectacle of clouds of
203320%'3 *011+/) (/4(2 “Rattlesnake Myths” presentation is 3 to 4 p.m.
21. The trail hike is rated moderate. bats flying out of the cave entrance.
(3% every Saturday.
Other guided tours are available.
Feather Lake Wildlife Sanctuary — • Oliver Lee State Park, Highway 54 south of
# ! 9500 North Loop, near Loop 375. The 43.5- Gila Cliff Dwellings National Alamogordo at the Dog Canyon turnoff.
! acre site is managed by El Paso’s Audubon Monument — 44 miles north of Silver City Information: (575) 437-8284.
" Society. A variety of migratory birds, as well as on NM Highway 15, the dwellings are in the The Amateur Astronomers Group hosts a
8 ! some year-round species, can be seen there. middle of the majestic Gila Wilderness. summer sky viewing 8 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday,
The sanctuary is open to the public 8 a.m. to Entrance fee: $3 per person; $10 per family. Aug. 7, at the Group Shelter.
noon Saturdays and 2 p.m. to dusk Sundays. Information: (575) 536-9461 or
The trail to the cliff dwellings is open from 8
Dripping Springs Natural Area — The
" $ Admission is free. Information: 545-5157 or
recreational area is at the base of the Organ
747-8663. a.m. to 6 p.m. Everyone must be off the trail by
Mountains at the end of Dripping Springs Road,
The next public workday session is 8 a.m. 7 p.m. Visitor center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
$ !" about 10 miles east of Las Cruces. The area
Saturday, Aug. 7. Everyone is invited. Monument Superintendent Steve Riley will
! includes hiking trails, and La Cueva Picnic Area.
offer a free one-hour tour of the TJ Site on at
! Rio Bosque Wetlands Park — UTEP’s Visitor center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Access
11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14. Advance reserva-
Center for Environmental Resource to the main trail is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the
tions required; space is limited.
! Management offers free guided walking tours park is closed promptly at 7 p.m.
Regular tours offered at noon. Early arrival
" and other activities at Rio Bosque Wetlands Admission is $3 per vehicle. No pets allowed
requested. “Trail to the Past” guided tours are
$ Park in El Paso’s Mission Valley. Tours last about (except for assistance animals). Information:
1:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Lower Scorpion
two hours. Information: 747-8663 or rio- (575) 522-1219.
Campground. Upcoming events:
> " %& % " ! % &" ! • Bird Tour, 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 8. White Sands National Monument — Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State
Park — Carlsbad, N.M. Admission: $5 ($3
• Introductory Tour, 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 15. The glistening gypsum dunes are about 15 miles
% " $" !" ? • A Community Workday is 8 to 11 a.m. southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70.
ages 7-12; free for 6 and under). Hours: 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. daily (last entry at 3:30 p.m.).
Saturday, Aug. 21. Hours (through Sept. 12) are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
# %"# $ "( " & ( $ & %&" $ * Information: (575) 887-5516. Take U.S. 285
• Monthly faunal monitoring is 7 to 10 a.m. for the Dunes Drive. Visitor Center hours are 8
north of Carlsbad; follow signs to the park.
9+<7 #9/:: #" 7= Saturday, Aug. 28. a.m. to 7 p.m. All visitors must exit the park by
The Carlsbad Community Band hosts a free
Meeting place is a bridge crossing Riverside one hour after sunset.
4 #+:7 &) outdoor concert 3 to 4:15 p.m. Sunday, Aug.
Canal. Take Americas Ave. (Loop 375) to Pan Entrance fee: $3 age 17 and older. Free for
1. Bring a lawn chair.
079 5 + 34 79./9 : American Drive, turn left and travel 1.5 miles. children. Information: (575) 479-6124, ext. 236
Live country music with New Mexico’s
or (575) 679-2599, ext. 232; or go to
#276/ Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Treasures is 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug.
Site — The site is famed for many Native 21, followed by a full moon walk 7:45 to 8:15
,9 +< 789/ :: :,-1 47,+ 4 6 /; American rock paintings and unique geology.
Ranger-guided Sunset Stroll Nature Walks

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Adair Margo Fine Art — 215 Stanton, Rodolfo Morales, Sergio Hernández, Víctor
Suite 602 (Martin Building). Hours are 10 a.m. Chaca, Ruben Leyva Alejandro Santiago and
to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information: more from the collection of Juan and Patricia
533-0048 or Ruiz Healy.

Adair Studio and Gallery — 5750 N. Cross Art Auction submissions - St.
Mesa (at the Summit). Gallery hours are 9 a.m. Stephen Deacon & Martyr Catholic Church,
to 3 p.m. Information: 471-2271 or 587-8646. 1700 George Dieter, seeks artists for its 3rd
Classes for adults are Mondays and Tuesdays. annual Cross Art auction scheduled for 2 to 6
Children’s classes are 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24. The wooden crosses
Wednesdays for ages 7 to 14. may be decorated in whatever media or sub-
ject. Deadline to turn in work is Oct. 8. The
The Art Project I — Limelight Productions church committee may exclude artwork
presents the collaborative art show featuring deemed offensive in nature. Information: 855-
Andy Perez, Justin Brooks and Daniel Dagones 1661 or Selected
7 to 11 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, at Border art may be viewed at
City Ale House, 1506 Lee Trevino. During the Panels for professional artists may be picked
exhibit, the three artists will work on a live col- up at the church Parish Hall; Main Street
laborative piece available for purchase at the Gallery in San Elizario; Crossland Gallery, 500
end of the event. Other original art work will W. Paisano; Sunland Art Gallery, 750 Sunland
be for sale. Information: Brena Amador, 929- Park in the Sunland Park Mall. Professional,
6927 or amateur and student Artists may register and
Ballroom Marfa — 108 E. San Antonio pick-up wooden panels at the church.
Street in Marfa. Information: (432) 729-3700 or Crossland Gallery — 500 W. Paisano (in the Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are noon to 4
Showing through Aug. 15: “In Lieu of p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is
Unity,” showcasing artists born in, or living and free. Information: 351-2811. Showing July 31-
working in Mexico including new commis- Aug. 21: “Because I Want To,” El Paso Art
sioned works by Eduardo Abaroa, Margarita Association members’ exhibit. Opening recep-
Cabrera, Minerva Cuevas, Paulina Lasa and tion is 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 31.
Ballroom Marfa and Washington Spectator El Paso Artisan Galley — Lynx Exhibits,
hosts the “Marfa Dialogues/Dialogos en Marfa” 300 W. San Antonio. The gallery features works
Politics and Culture of the Border conference by local painters, jewelers, crafters and photog-
Sept. 16-19, with films, panels with leading raphers. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday,
journalists, and conversations with writers Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to
Charles Bowden and Mark Danner. Details to 9 p.m. Friday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
be announced. Closed Monday. Gallery admission is free.
Information: 533-4330 or
Chamizal galleries - Chamizal National The space also features a mini Mexican
Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Hours are 10 Mercado with blown glass collectibles, piñatas,
a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday for baskets, blankets and other handicrafts.
Abrazos Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday Showing Aug. 5-Sept. 5: “Hues of Blue,”
through Friday for Paisanos Gallery. Admission artistic interpretations of the color blue by 15
is free. Information: 532-7273 or area artists. Visitors may vote for the best
Showing through Sept. 4 in the Paisanos incorporation of the color. Featured artists are
Gallery: “The Romantic Realist Artists” group painters Barbara McLain, Marji Carrasco,
show, featuring works by eight artists who Rythye Droke, Candy Meyer, Elke Cumming,
study under the instruction of Lyuba Titovets. Adrian Farah, Itzy Ramirez and Tina Yetter
Each work depicts the theme “El Paso: Jones; photographers Heriberto Ibarra, Lewis
Crossroad to the Southwest and Mexico” and Woodyard and Tony Skarlatos and sculptors/
featured artists are Patt Robles, Suzi Surratt jewelry makers Alejandra Bremer, Maria
Brown, Gina Fields, Marina Savitsky, Birgit Ortega, Ana Karina Rodríguez and Ivan Salcido.
Cudahy, Tracy Navar, Andrea Rios and Don The exhibit is held in conjunction with Lynx’
Beene. “Color Play” exhibit that runs through Sept. 5.
Chinati Foundation — Marfa, Texas. Exhibit admission: $6-$10.
Created by artist Donald Judd, the Chinati El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts
Foundation houses one of the world’s largest Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9
collections of permanently installed contempo- a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and
rary art. The collection is open for guided tours Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to
throughout the year at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. 9 p.m. Thursday. Closed Mondays and holidays.
Thursday through Sunday. Admission is $10 ($5 Admission is free, except for “Earth Water Fire
for students, seniors). Information: (915) 729- Air” ($5 for ages 12 and over). Information:
4362. Call ahead for group tours. 532-1707 or
The collection includes Dan Flavin’s untitled Showing Aug. 15-Nov. 7: “Earth Water Air
Marfa project, a monumental work in colored Fire: The Work of Carole Feuerman.”
fluorescent light that occupies six buildings. The exhibition derives its name from the four
Consulate General of Mexico — 910 E. basic elements in ancient worldviews, which
San Antonio. Admission is free. Information: may also be considered the primary elements
533-8555 or of Carole Feuerman’s sculptural work regarding
revolution10. process and theme. Feuerman works with
Showing through Aug. 27: “The Ruíz Healy materials such as bronze, marble and resin as
Oaxacan Art Exhibit,” featuring 33 works of art they change states transitioning from solid to
by Mecan artists such as Francisco Toledo,
Please see Page 36
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Hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Fernandez, Bill Sullivan, Manuel Acosta, Bill Drueding/Joe Scorsone, Milton Glaser, Brad
Art Scene Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Rakocy, Candy Mayer, Vincent Peterson, Evelyn Holland, Yossi Lemel, Luba Lukova, Alejandro
Cont’d from Page 35 Information/appointment: 833-0454, 581-4737 Ainsa, Mark Paulda, Francisco Romero and Magallanes, Mirko ILIC Corp. Lanny Sommese,
or Mauricio Mora. James Victore, Lourdes Zolezzi.
liquid and liquid to solid.
Group sessions for encaustic painting are 2 to A gift shop offers art-related gifts. • “Solidarity and Struggle” complements “Up
This exhibition includes 51 sculptural works in
5 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Against the Wall” with 16 historic posters from
oil painted resin, cast marble, and bronze from International Museum of Art — 1211 Mexico’s foremost political workshop, Taller
the 1980s to the present. Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and Montana. The museum is operated by the
Grafico Popular (borrowed from the University
Since the 1980s, Feuerman has created hyper- Gift Shop — Award-winning Impressionist International Association for the Visual Arts in
of New Mexico Art Museum collection) and
realist, figurative sculpture, predominantly of Alberto Escamilla’s studio is 1500 Main Street the historic Turney Home. Hours are 1 to 5
several copies of the illustrated political maga-
women. Feuerman uses hyper-realism to in San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Admission is
zine El Hijo Ahuizote (borrowed from C.L.
address personal, rather than social topics and Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. free. Information: 543-6747 or internationalmu-
Sonnichesen Special Collections Department of
in doing so, portrays women as confident, Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday and by
UTEP’s University Library).
healthy and introspective. Feuerman’s honors appointment. Information: 474-0752 or alber- Showing through Aug. 29: “Something
• SunKoo Yuh creates ceramic sculptures com-
include the Betty Parsons Award in Sculpture, Different,” juried art show. This year’s juror
posed of tight groupings of various forms to
the Lorenzo de Medici Prize at the 2001 Students are being accepted at both the Main was artist Linda Markuly Szilvasy.
imply narratives suggesting socio-political cri-
Biennale di Firenze, and First Prize at the 2008 Street location and the artist’s home gallery at Manny Guerra will hosts sketching classes
tique. Korean art and Buddhist, Christian and
Beijing Biennale. 1457 Amstater Circle (open by appointment). with a live model 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Cost:
Confucian iconography also inform some
Gallery talk and public opening with Feuerman $10 per class.
is 2:15 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, followed by a
‘First Fridays’ call for artists — Local Rodolfo Razo will offer a 6-week Portrait
aspects of his imagery.
artists, organizations and art lovers are sought Showing Aug. 26-Dec. 11:
book signing 3:30 to 4:40 p.m. in the Museum Sketching class 1-3 p.m. Fridays, Aug. 20-Sept.
for the arts-based series’ first outdoors event in • “Contra Flujo: Independence and Revolution”
Store. Those attending gallery talk admitted 24, with live model. Cost: $60 for all six weeks.
Downtown El Paso 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. in the L and Rubin galleries. The exhibition,
free to exhibition.
Showing through Sept. 19: “Native
3. Information/applications: Kermezaar entries — The annual meaning “Against the Flow,” features seven
Artists are responsible for bringing whatever Kermezaar is accepting artist applications for its contemporary artists from Mexico City who
American Works On Paper,” featuring works by
they need to properly display their work; no show Sept. 25-26, at El Maida Shrine, 6331 use new media to explore the centennial of the
Native American artists such as Gilbert Atencio,
electricity available. Vending fee: $20; limited Alabama, benefiting International Museum of Mexican Revolution and the bicentennial of
Kay B., Arthur Begay, Archie Blackowl, Nat
number of tents available for an additional fee. Art. Eligible media includes clay, drawing, fiber, Mexico’s independence. The artists in this exhi-
Coriz, Woody Crumbo, Robert Draper,
glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, pastels, pho- bition create pieces that directly engage and
Kananginak, Kiakshuk, R. Naha, and Paul Pletka. Hal Marcus Studio and Gallery — 800 tography, sculpture, textiles and all media paint- challenge the discourse of progress. Featured
Showing through Oct. 10: “The Holy N. Mesa, second floor (at Yandell). Hours are
ing. All artwork must be original in concept and artists include Marcela Armas, Ivan Abreu,
Family/La Sagrada Familia,” as part of EPMA’s 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
execution. No pre-fabricated items will be Arcangel Constantini, Gilberto Esparza, Ivan
dedication to an ongoing rotation of the retab- Information: 533-9090 or
allowed, and all items shown must be made by Puig, Rogelio Sosa and Laura Valencia.
los in the collections. Showing Aug. 5-Nov. 5: “Drawing: the
the artist. Information/application packet: 543- • “Border 2010: Photographs by Alejandro
Showing through Nov. 29: “Hari Kidd: Essence of Art” group exhibit. The exhibit fea-
6747 or Cartagena and David Rochkind” in the Project
Entrepreneurs of War.” Hari (Harry) Matthew tures all black and white works of various Space. Photographs were created within the
Kidd introduced the aesthetics of Modernism styles. Opening reception is 6 to 9 p.m. OtherworldLEE Goods show — An past few years and depict the people and places
to El Paso in the early 20th Century. The Thursday, Aug. 5. Dress in black and white; exhibit featuring contemporary art, prints and of Mexico, with a particular focus on its north-
gouache on paper paintings in this exhibition refreshments served. local photography of Cecil B. Lee and the origi- ern border.
exemplify the artist’s modernist aesthetics, as Submissions are being taken through Aug. nal jewelry of SooZen is 1:30 to 6 p.m. Opening reception for both exhibits is 5 to
well as, his opinions on war and social inequity. 31 for the “El Paso Postcards” exhibit that Sundays, La Union Station Restaurant, 3117 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26.
Several of Kidd’s paintings depict the frighten- opens Nov. 18. Artists are invited to create a Hwy 28 in La Union, N.M. Information: (575) The Rubin Center offers a wide range of sum-
ing, crowded confines of a Nazi concentration “postcard” that would entice people to visit El 874-2828 or mer programs for children, families and youth.
camp, and the intimidating, endless rows of Paso. Area artists (who have professionally Much of the work includes the colors, styles Registration information:
robot-like soldiers before a reviewing stand. exhibited) are invited to come to the gallery and materials of the desert Southwest in their
Free Zip Tours are 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays and receive up to 3 free, 8” x 10” masonite contemporary designs. San Elizario galleries — Three galleries
led by museum staff members. board “postcards” that their art must be done are now open near the San Elizario Plaza on
Museum membership is $15 seniors, $25 indi- on to be considered. Actual postcards will be
‘Painted Chile Tour’ — Hospice El Paso the Mission Trail. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
viduals and $50 for families, and includes dis- will display 36 chilies hand-painted by promi- Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
made of the selected exhibiting art, and avail-
counts at the Museum Store, free admission to nent local artists 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 6-16 Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
able to the public.
all exhibitions and programs, and invitations to at Cielo Vista Mall and Aug. 20-29 at Sunland Information. 851-0041.
The gallery exhibits works by owner Hal
private member events. Information: 532-1707, Park Mall. The chilies will be auctioned off at • Main Street Gallery, 1456 Main. Hours are 10
Marcus, a native El Pasoan who has been paint-
ext. 66 for more information. the Hospice El Paso’s 28th Annual “Celebrity a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10
ing for over 40 years and is famed for such
Waiters’ Dinner” at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
locally inspired works as “El Mercado,” “El Paso
Encaustic International Gallery — 7100 the Centennial Club at Biggs Army Airfield. This Information:
Navidad” and “Avenida Juárez.”
Westwind, Suite 120. The gallery is the studio year Hospice will introduce 52 12” hand-paint-
Other featured artists include Teresa Currently showing is “The American Dream”
of El Paso encaustic artist Brigitte von Ahn. ed “Chilitos” to be auctioned at the dinner. collective exhibit. Featured artists include Rudi
Information: 504-6315. Leidelmeyer, Stephanie Conroy, Margaret
Pena Gallery and Studio San Elizario – Heath, Nina Cobb Walker, Al Borrego and
Renowned artist Amado M. Pena Jr.’s new Candy Mayer.
gallery is 1456 N. Main in San Elizario. Hours • Golden Eagle Gallery, 1501 Main. Currently
are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily or by appointment featured are works by Mario Parra, Al Borrego,
(closed Tuesdays). Information: 851-8400 or Laurel Roberts, Pauline Raedeke, Nasario Olvera, Romi Saenz, Hawkins, Miguel Varela,
Warren Smart, Annette Paajanen, Yamina Gant,
The Percolator — 217 N. Stanton (between Bill Rakocy, Francisco Miranda S., Betty Ott and
Texas and Mills). Information: 351-4377 or Marjorie Carrasco. • Horseshoe Gallery — 1500 Main.
• Abraham Fragoso’s art music show is 6-10 Information: 345-5594. Artists featured include
p.m. Friday, Aug. 13. Ralph Rodriguez, Bob Adams, Connie Weaver,
• An art exhibit featuring works by UTEP stu- Judy Hampton, Mario Parra, Jim Pritchett,
dents is Friday, Aug. 20. Stephanie Conroy, Nina Walker, Wendy Reyes,
Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald Pauline Raedeke, Maria Branch and Andy
Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is next to Sun Martinez.
Bowl Stadium (off Dawson Drive). Hours are Sasahara Gallery — The new gallery is at
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and 7100 Westwind Drive, Suite 135, features fine
Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and noon to art paintings, jewelry, sculpture, photography,
5 p.m. Saturday. Information: 747-6151 or prints, cards and portraits. Art classes offered. Hours are 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, and noon to 4
Showing through Aug. 7: p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Information: 584-
• “Up Against the Wall,” jointly curated by 4222 or Web: sasa-
Rubin director Kate Bonansinga and UTEP
graphic design faculty. Artists are Fang Chen,
Seymour Chwast, Paul Davis, Alice Please see Page 37
Page 36 El Paso Scene August 2010
This year’s show features the first of two
Art Scene large towers covered in painted flowers and
Cont’d from Page 36 poetry. Small blocks of wood were painted
with 10 flowers each and placed on the wood-
Gallery artists are Bob Adams, Sally Bakey-
en towers that replicate the World Trade
Avant, Jeanne Campos, Teresa Fernandez,
Center. Each tower holds 2,500 flowers. The
Winfrey Hearst, Marco Milazzo, Shirley
second tower will be finished for the tenth
Morgan, Carmen Navar, Rami Scully, Corinne
anniversary show in September of 2011.
Spinnler, Reggie Watterson, Ben Avant,
Gerardo Campos, Marji Carrasco, Jose Branigan Cultural Center — Branigan
Clemente, Manny Guerra, Candy Mayer, Building, 501 N. Main, (Downtown Mall) Las
Josefina Monson-Giessinger, Linda Noack, A. Cruces. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday
Stein, Miguel Varela and T Yetter. through Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday.
The next “Second Saturdays at the Sasahara” Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2154
events is 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 14 — “Meet the or
Artist” reception. Showing Aug. 6-21 in the Main Gallery:
Artwork is being taken through Aug. 1 for “People of Chiapas” photographs by Linda
the gallery’s Humane Society Benefit noon to 6 Montoya, in the Main Gallery. In 1984, Montoya
p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. Ten percent of pro- visited Chiapas, Mexico and photographed the
ceeds from sales should go towards the people. She returned in 2003 and sought out
Humane Society. Reception is 3 to 5 p.m. the same people. The exhibit documents the
changes she found.
Sun Bowl Art Exhibit 2010 submissions Montoya presents a gallery talk about her
— The International Museum of Art, 1211
experience at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14.
Montana, is taking submissions through Sept.
Showing Aug. 6-28 in the Richardson Gallery:
29 for its annual international juried competi-
“Chiapas: People, Architecture, and
tion to run Nov. 5-Jan. 4. This year’s judge is
Landscapes,” photographs by Susan Bryant, in
artist Oween Rath. Deadline to turn in accept-
the Richardson Gallery. Bryant belongs to an
ed entries is Oct. 20. Top three prizes are pur-
organization that works to establish relation-
chase awards, and the paintings become part of
ships with several groups of indigenous peoples
the Museum’s permanent collection.
in the rural areas of Chiapas. This work is part
Entry fee: $45 for submission of three photo-
of a series of images that she made during trips
graphs or slides to be considered.
to Chiapas in 2004 and 2005.
Information/prospectus/entry forms: 543-6747,
Bryant will give a lecture, “Volunteer Work in
543-9222 or Web:
Chiapas” at 1 p.m. Saturday Aug. 7.
Opening reception for both exhibits is 5 to 7
Sunland Art Gallery — The El Paso Art p.m. Friday, Aug. 6.
Association co-op gallery is in Sunland Park The monthly “History Notes” program is 1 to
Mall, second level across from The Greenery, 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12. This month’s topic
with 30 El Paso artists represented. Hours are is “Early Schools in Las Cruces.”
10 a.m. to 8.m. Monday through Saturday,
Cutter Gallery — 2640 El Paseo (at
noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Information: 584-3117
University), Las Cruces. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Showing Aug. 2-30: “Figuratively Speaking II”
Saturday. Information: (575) 541-0658.
group show, featuring figures, people and por-
Opening reception for watercolorist Dan
traits. Featured artists include Judy Hampton,
Stouffer is 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14.
Dee Olga Min-Young Phillips, Marji Carrasco,
Stouffer is famous for his paintings of national
Carmen Navar, Rudi Leidelmeyer, Barbara
parks and other natural landmarks in the
McClain, Maria C. Appelzoller and Sherry
Western states, including White Sands and the
Organ Mountains.
Opening reception is 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday,
Stouffer will host a watercolor demonstration
Aug. 6. Artists will be present and refreshment
10 a.m. to noon that day. Call for reservations.
served. Manny C. Guerra will sketch charcoal
portraits for a small fee. Dia de los Muertos exhibit submissions
Individuals or groups interested in having a — Branigan Cultural Center in Las Cruces is
show at the gallery can call 833-0636 or 474- taking submissions through Sept. 24 for its
0053. 2010 juried exhibit celebrating Day of the Dead
to run Oct. 19-Nov. 27 Artists may submit up
Susan Eisen Gallery — 5857 N. Mesa, Ste. to three entries via CD or email. Include artist
19. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
name and artwork title with jpeg. No perish-
Saturday. Various media featured,. Information:
able items (foods/liquids) allowed in galleries.
584-0022 or
Works must have been completed within the
UTEP Union Gallery — Second floor, past 2 years and have not previously been
UTEP Union East. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 8 shown at the Branigan Cultural Center. Mail to:
p.m. Monday through Friday. Information: 747- Branigan Cultural Center, Attn: Día de los
5481 or Muertos Exhibit, PO Box 20000, Las Cruces,
Showing through Aug. 14: “Las Otras 88004 or
Batallas,” a photographic exhibition featuring Information: Mary Kay, (575) 541-2219.
the works of graphic journalists from El Diario
Las Cruces Museum of Art — 491 N.
de Juarez.
Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 9 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Closed
Las Cruces/Mesilla Sunday and Monday. Information: (575) 541-
2137 or
‘5000 Flowers’— The 9th annual 9-11 com- Showing through Aug. 21:
memorative exhibit is Sept. 3-25 at the • “Jewelry As Art,” contemporary fine art jew-
Branigan Cultural Center’s Shannon Room, 500 elry and metal sculptures by New Mexico State
N. Water Street in Las Cruces. The non-politi- University MFA candidate Kathleen
cal exhibit, sponsored by the GFWC Progress Carricaburu. Carricaburu has taught silver-
Club, features work of all mediums with a floral smithing at the Kimball Art Center, and her
emphasis. An opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m. work has been exhibited throughout her home
at the center Friday, Sept. 3, as part of the state of Utah.
First Friday Ramble. Information: (575) 522-
8243 or (575) 541-2155. Please see Page 38
August 2010 El Paso Scene Page 37
Art Scene Also
Cont’d from Page 37 Art Hop — The Truth or Consequences
Downtown Gallery District Association hosts
• Remembrance: An Artistic Tribute to the the event 6 to 9 p.m. the second Saturday of
Organ Mountains,” works by Jess Reinhard and each month (Aug. 14), featuring seven art gal-
Eric McKinley. Reinhard will present a series of leries and other venues in the downtown
watercolors. McKinley specializes in printmak- gallery district. Various receptions, refresh-
ing and jewelry, and his work incorporates the ments and musical entertainment will be fea-
“familiar imagery from magazine ads and chil- tured during these monthly events.
dren’s books.” Information: (575) 894-0528,
Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery — 2470- JW Art Gallery — 99 Cortez Ave. in Hurley,
A Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, across from N.M., 11 miles southeast of Silver City on U.S.
the Fountain Theatre. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 180. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday
p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
p.m. Sunday. New works displayed every three and Sunday. Information: (575) 537-0300 or
months. Information: (575) 522-2933 or Showing Aug. 21-Sept. 26: Western New
August’s featured artists are watercolorist Mexico University Juror’s Choice Winners.
Mayanna Howard, and oil painter Hal Fore. Opening reception is 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday,
Preston Contemporary Art Center — Aug. 21.
1755 Avenida de Mercado (end of Calle de New Mexico Watercolor Society
Mercado). Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday exhibit — The society’s Southern Chapter
through Saturday; by appointment only Sunday will host an exhibit and sale of works by 16
and Monday. Information: (575) 523-8713 or local watercolorists through Sept. 14 in the new Adobe Cafe, in the Caballero Plaza, 2521
Showing through Sept. 25: The 2010 Avenida de Mesilla in Las Cruces. Featured
Summer Exhibition featuring six artists of vari- artists are Janey Walch, Jan Addy, Donna Ayres,
ous media Ho Baron, sculpture; Judith Content, Laurel Weathersbee, Bill Coon, Cynthia
fiber; Richard Heinsohn, painting; Tom Millea, Copeland, Beegee Brandhorst, Barbara Howe,
photography; Lewis Ocepek, mixed media; and Lynn Souza, Lois Smith, Melanie Jack, Pat
Valente Francisco Saenz, painting. Bonneau-White, Mary McCoy, Carlos West,
Content creates hand-dyed, pieced, quilted Phil Yost and Donna Wood. Information: (575)
silk wall pieces for corporate and residential 521-7090.
environments. Her current work explores a
contemporary interpretation of the traditional Percha Creek Traders — NM 152 in
Japanese dye technique called arashi-shibori. downtown Hillsboro, N.M. (18 miles west of I-
Heinsohn applies large amounts of paint with 25 at exit 63). Percha Creek Traders are local
his hands, pieces of wood and improvised artists who operate a cooperative store. Hours
tools. He sometimes includes objects like wood are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through
scraps, worn-out gloves or discarded toys. Sunday. Information: (575) 895-5116 or per-
Millea was one of the very few photographers
to reintroduce platinum printing, an older Pinos Altos Church Gallery — The his-
process that basically had to be reinvented with toric Pinos Altos Church gallery on Golden
the introduction of new chemistry. Ave. in Pinos Altos, N.M., operated by the
Printmaker Louis Ocepek uses both conven- Grant County Art Guild, features arts and
tional and digital media to create relief con- crafts by local artists. The gallery remains open
structions, digital prints and illustrations. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays only
Sculpture Ho Baron’s body of work of more from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 3.
than 300 pieces includes sculptures at the Information: (575) 538-8216.
Baltimore American Visionary Art Museum, El The gallery hosts “Meet the Artist” events
Paso Museum of Art, El Paso Museum of throughout the month highlighting a different
Archaeology, and El Paso Public Library. gallery artist’s work.
Saenz uses richly hued acrylics to paint geo-
metrical forms, as well as historically refer- Rio Bravo Fine Art — 110 Broadway in
enced imagery, both mystical and philosophical. Truth or Consequences, N.M. Open noon to 5
p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Information:
Tombaugh Gallery — First Unitarian (575) 894-0572 or
Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S. Showing through Aug. 8: Works by Delmas
Solano. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Howe, Daniel Kosharek and Terry Allen Rubin.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Information: Howe’s “Rock Show” finds rock that forma-
(575) 522-7281 or tions that illustrate the metaphor that “all is
Showing Aug. 1-27: “Re-emergence: The Old constantly changing, moving, turbulent, leading
to New,” works by the Las Cruces Chapter of to some unpredictable continuing process.”
the Society of Layerists in Multi Media. Artist Kosharek’s “Stereo Cards” is his take on the
members concentrate on layering art through 19th century marvel of the photographic form
media and meaning. Opening reception is noon of stereoviews. “Stealth” is the current theme
to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1. of Rubin’s current series of paintings.
The gallery is taking proposals for its 2011
exhibition schedule through Sept. 1. Details: Summer Art Workshops — Cloudcroft Art Workshops hosts fine art workshops at the
“Old Red School House” (Public Library” in
Unsettled Gallery and Studio — 905 N. Cloudcroft, N.M. through Aug. 13. Cost
Mesquite, in Las Cruces. Information: (575) varies depending on workshop. Information:
524-0538 or (575) 647-8053. Linda Carter, 1-888-682-3601 or
The Border Artists celebrate their 20th
anniversary year with a group exhibition, The Village of Cloudcroft has hosted the sum-
"Intense Dialogue.", Opening reception is 5-8 mer art workshops for more than 50 years.
p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, with music by Brack • Aug. 2-6 — Caroline Jasper, oil and acrylics
Morrow. An Artists’ Talk will be 1-3 p.m. • Aug. 2-6 — Bob Rohm, pastels and oil
Saturday, Sept. 18. The exhbit continues • Aug. 9-13 — Judi Betts, transparent water-
through Oct. 2. color.

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Changes proposed
for Chamizal gallery

ne of the ongoing concerns for area
artists is having a place to exhibit
their work. One of the best venues
in El Paso for many years has been Los
Paisanos Gallery at the Chamizal National
Memorial, but some changes are proposed
that may shift exhibitions from that space
to the neighboring Abrazos Gallery in the
Chamizal Visitors Center.
Michael Groomer, chief of interpretation,
education and arts at Chamizal National
Memorial, emphasizes that both galleries
will continue to be used for art exhibitions
through 2010 and into 2011.
“However, in late spring to early summer
2011, the Los Paisanos Gallery will be
redesigned to address staffing/education
space issues,” Groomer said. “After look-
ing at all available space and its usage, it
was determined that the gallery was the
most logical and best use of available
space for us to grow into.
“This expansion will be possible due to a
budget base increase from Congress to
start a job-intake training program for col-
lege students. The space will also be used
for teacher/education workshops, chil-
dren’s cultural programs and professional
development. If the base increase does not
happen — due to budget cuts — none of
this will be an issue, and the space will
continue to be used pretty much as it is at
Although a small area will remain to be
used for hanging art in the former Los
Paisanos space, Groomer explains that the
Abrazos Gallery in the visitors center will
become the primary exhibition area. In
order to provide additional display space,
he plans to move the Mexican doll case to
an opposite wall, thus creating another
long wall on which to hang art.
“In many ways, this arrangement at the “Jaguar speaks to Mary” is part of Virginia
visitors center could be to the artists’ Maria Romero’s exhibition “Retablos — A
advantage,” he emphasizes. “As soon as Cultural Legacy,” opening Aug. 18.
staffing allows, the center will be open
seven days a week. With so many events arrival was to create a foundation docu-
scheduled in the theater, the Abrazos ment taking a look at what Congress had
Gallery will get additional exposure in the in mind when they authorized the creation
evenings and on weekends. Since the Los of the Chamizal National Memorial. This
Paisanos space is not open on the week- document further defined the park’s role as
ends, these extended hours and greater vis- a cultural center where people can come
ibility should mean a better opportunity for together in a spirit of friendship. For this
the artists to show and sell their work.” reason, we have never shown art simply
Confirmation of Groomer’s continuing for ‘art’s sake’ but rather more in the con-
interest in promoting the arts can be seen text of the park’s mission for friendship,
in the form of two upcoming exhibitions. education and cultural understanding. In
The first, opening Aug. 18 and titled this premiere exhibition of contemporary
“Retablos — A Cultural Legacy,” will abstract art, we are expanding our interpre-
showcase the work of Las Cruces artist tation of that mission to emphasize the
Virginia Maria Romero. educational perspective gained by under-
Groomer relates, “I love the subject of standing other artists and art forms. In this
retablos, and Virginia’s work is unique in regard, we are very fortunate to have Anne
that she takes traditional forms and Steinhauer, a locally recognized artist with
expands them with a contemporary twist a formal background in art, who has gra-
that comes from her personal life experi- ciously taken on the challenge of curating
ences and the influences of her culture this groundbreaking show.”
Groomer seems to be even more excited Retablos — A Cultural Legacy
about the September exhibition, “Beauty Standing before the dramatic, color-filled
in the Abstract,” a group exhibition featur- retablos created by Virginia Maria Romero
ing work by El Paso artists and curated by for her exhibition “Retablos — A Cultural
local painter Anne Steinhauer (who paints Legacy,” one automatically assumes that
under the name A. Stein). the artist comes from a Hispanic back-
Groomer explains his enthusiasm for the ground. Not so! Romero, who currently
topic. makes her home in Las Cruces, confides
“One of the things the park management
and area stakeholders did shortly after my
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Gallery talk
friend of mine recently published
Cont’d from Page 39 a biography about her mother’s
cousin, a nurse who dedicated
that her heritage is Polish and English, and her life to caring for orphans in China.
that she actually grew up in small farming This woman probably would meet
communities in Ohio. almost anyone’s definition of a saint:
“My grandparents on my mother’s side She had a fervent desire to serve God by Randy Limbird
were Polish, and I saw a lot of iconic and sacrificed comfort and safety to
imagery in their home, but I was not intro- enrich these helpless children.
duced to this Hispanic art form of retablos Reading about such a life is inspiring, that desire or you will likely surrender to
until I moved to Santa Fe.” of course, but can also be a bit discour- it. If you don’t desire the good, all your
It was there, in her husband’s hometown, aging. I cannot help but think of how discipline eventually erodes.
that she fell in love with art from Mexico’s September’s “Beauty in the Abstract” much my own life falls short of such Our actual lives are more complicated
Spanish Colonial period. Her first retablos exhibit will include “Fruit and Hibiscus” by moral excellence. than that, because most of us incorporate
were painted with acrylics on canvas, but Brigitte von Ahn. I recalled a college philosophy profes- different moral categories at the same
later yielding to her reverence for the earth sor’s lecture about human goodness. He time. We may be saints at work, but sin-
and its natural materials, she sought out defined a saint as someone who knew ners at home. There are areas where
the expertise of master santero Charlie artist to create tags of about three sen-
the good, desired the good and did the desire, knowledge and action are com-
Carillo, who taught her the Northern New tences related to their pieces.
good. By contrast, an evil person knew pletely in step, but others where they
Mexico tradition of painting on board. “I stipulated these had to be written in
lay terms — no ‘art speak.’ They could be what was wrong, desired it and did it. seem completely at odds. We’ve wit-
Now her works are created using tradition- Most of all fall somewhere in between. nessed the moral collapse of presidents
al materials and methods, such as hand- about the process of making the piece,
about the intention, or even how the piece That same professor categorized as “car- and priests, yet also have heard of the
grinding gum arabic from yucca pods for heroics of people who were considered
makes them feel when it is completed.” nal” someone who desired what was
gesso and pigments for paints and sealing failures in their everyday lives.
After requesting these tags, Steinhauer wrong, knew it was wrong and did in
the finished art with a varnish made from Jesus had no patience for the moral
was amused to read an article in the anyway. A “continent” person wanted to
piñon sap. middle. Read his Sermon on the Mount
Summer 2010 issue of Art News, which do what he knew wrong, but didn’t do it.
Romero professes a strong belief in sym- and you realize that there is no such
addressed the topic “Why museums are The “disciplined” person knew and did
bolism and relies on totems such as the notion as “good enough” in his teaching.
losing their public,” and one of the criti- what was right, even though he or she
wolf and turtle as personal guide, so these Even his disciples were perplexed by the
cisms from those polled was “Your labels would rather do something else.
often appear in her compositions. Sorting seeming impossibility of his words, ask-
make me feel stupid.” The “moral middle” was quite slippery
out her mother’s possessions after her ing, “Who then can be saved?”
She laughs, “This was a problem I defi- — you had to go one way or the other.
death, Romero found a number of crosses A saint is not someone who is “good
nitely wanted to avoid. I think people want The “continent” person can slip into the
in her purse, so she has added these to the enough” or “as good as can be.” A saint
to be engaged with the art, but museums “carnal” state by giving into evil desires,
symbolic figures that inspire her work.
sometimes make that more difficult than or rise to “disciplined” by learning what is someone who wants what God wants
Respect for tradition and nature have
necessary.” is good and trying to do it, despite temp- and refuses to be satisfied with anything
become the cornerstones of all her art.
“One of the greatest misconceptions about tations to do otherwise. less.
The artist draws heavily on childhood
abstract art continues to be that you have Even the edges of the middle are hard Randy Limbird is editor of
memories, including the icons in her
to buy books to understand it. Not so! The to hold onto. If you keep desiring to do El Paso Scene. Comments?
grandparents’ home and even her connec-
best way to gain insights is to stand in something wrong, you either must lose Send to
tion to the animals she saw in the Ohio
woods. Romero has created a series that front of each work, because that is the only
includes “Hildegard of Birgin with Bears,” way you can really relate to the composi-
“Jaguar speaks to Mary” and “Lone Wolf tion, textures, brushstrokes, and the sheer
with the Virgin Mary,” which viewers can energy and size of some pieces. For this
admire in her Chamizal exhibition. reason, as an additional educational fea-
During the past decade, Romero has ture, we will be having artist tours on
come to be known for her skill at crafting Saturdays. No artist creates in a vacuum,
a variety of unique sacred objects. She is so they will have a lot of interesting infor-
especially pleased that one of the tiles she mation to share.”
created was presented to Pope Benedict
XVI in June this year. Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer
specializing in the visual arts.
Beauty in the Abstract
Talking about her vision for the upcom-
ing “Beauty in the Abstract” exhibition,
Anne Steinhauer explained, “The main
goal for this show is to let the general pub-
lic know that abstract art is accessible and
you don’t need a degree in art history to
understand it. I think anyone can come in
and be affected by the amount of color,
forms, and just the sheer energy the artists
are conveying though these pieces. Even
though the works I chose were created
from the mid-20th century through the
present, all the artists are from El Paso, so
that ties in with Chamizal’s mission to
support the local culture.”
The show is an invitational with works
chosen ranging from paintings and sculp-
ture to abstract photography. The final list
of participants grew to nearly 50 artists,
including familiar names such as Holly
Cox, Evelyn Ainsa, Tommy Alford, Sally
Avant, Ho Baron, Carmen Navar, Pat
Olchefski-Winston and Brigette Von Ahn.
Steinhauer notes, “The amazing com-
monality is that many of the core group of
painters studied under Win Korf, who
came here from Chicago in the 1930s.”
As a way to enhance the public’s connec-
tion with the work, Steinhauer asked each

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Centennial Museum — University at • “Vernacular Houses in Ciudad Juárez:
Wiggins, UTEP. Changing exhibits are on the Itinerant Images,” a photographic record of the
second floor, Lea and Discovery Galleries. traditional architecture of Juárez.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Francisco Ochoa Rodriguez presents the free
Saturday. Admission is free. Information: 747- presentation “Ciudad Juarez: From an adobe
6668, 747-6669 or village to a brick city” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug.
Showing through Sept. 11: 26. Rodriguez will show how the influence of
• “Rio Grande, Bravo!” works by West Texas of west México. The ancient West Mexico Shaft The museum tells the 12,000-year-old story America came via the railroads to transform
photographer John Smith. Smith presents the Tomb Cultures in the modern Mexican states of of prehistoric human habitation in the region, the town to look like a transplant from the
river in 22 panoramic photographs. He spent Nayarit, Jalisco, and Colima, flourished at the with five dioramas and exhibits of tools, pot- Midwest.
three years traveling and photographing the same time as the Aztec and Maya civilizations. tery, rock art and other materials. Showing through Sept. 16:”50 Years for
1,900-mile river that rises in southwestern Also included: the oldest known culture in A nature trail takes visitors through 17 acres Fashion.”
Colorado and runs to the Gulf of Mexico. West Mexico, Chupicuaro, the Tarascan Empire of Chihuahuan Desert with 200 varieties of Ron Leiman presents “The Southern Pacific,
• “Making Sense of Remote Sensing.” UTEP that flourished from A.D. 1100 to 1530; and desert plants. The trail also offers a local pit- Union Pacific, and Burlington Northern and
students from the Department of Electrical the 21st century Cora and Huichol Indians liv- house, pueblo ruin and an Apache brush hut. Santa Fe Railroads: Their past and the future”
Engineering have created an exhibit to present ing in the Sierra Madre del Norte. The park also has picnic tables and a gazebo. at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, as part of the
the history of remote sensing: how it is used to Free Zip Tours with curator Richard Durshlag Archaeology Summer Day Camp continues museum’s free “Spotlight on History” lecture
track global warming by measuring glaciers; are 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11 and Saturday, Aug. 10-13 for ages 9-12 Camps run 9 a.m. to series. Leiman will give a virtual train ride from
how spy planes and satellites were used to spy Sept. 4. noon Tuesdays through Fridays. Registration Yuma, Ariz. to Sierra Blanca, Texas on the
on the Soviet Union during the Cold War; and The video “Huichol Sacred Pilgrimage to information: 755-4332 or guidamr@elpaso- Southern Pacific, and give a look at the future
many other interesting topics. Its applications Wirikuta” will be shown 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. of the great railroads.
range from monitoring environmental disasters 15. Durschlag will introduce the film and Showing through May, 2011: “Awakening Our
to tracking weather to finding a friend’s house
El Paso Museum of Art — For exhibit Giants: Farah Manufacturing Company.”
respond to questions from the audience after-
information, see “Southwest Art Scene.” Mansour Farah started the company as the
on a Google map. ward. The filmmaker, Larain Boyll Matheson,
spent two years to photograph and produce El Paso Museum of History — 510 N. Farah Shirt Manufacturing Company in 1920,
El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study and it soon became a giant in the U.S. men’s
this story of the Huichol making one of their Santa Fe. Hours (including gift shop) are 9 a.m.
Center — 715 N. Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m. apparel industry. At its peak employment level
annual pilgrimages to the place where their to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (open until
to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. there were 10,000 people working in El Paso,
sacred medicine cactus grows. 9 p.m. Thursdays), and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday. other Southwest cities and several overseas
World music group Ceiba will host a free Closed Mondays. Special admission fee for Da
Admission is free. Information: 351-0048 or locations. For many years in the 1970s and
bilingual family workshop on ancient and mod- Vinci and Fashion exhibits; admission to other 1980s Farah was El Paso’s largest civilian
ern Latin American music 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, exhibits is free. Information: 351-3588 or elpa-
El Paso Museum of Archaeology — 4301 July 31, for families with children age 6 and employer.
Transmountain in Northeast El Paso (west of older. Adults and children will listen and Showing through Sept. 15: Free zip tours are 12:15 to 1 p.m. on selected
U.S. 54). Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday respond to music and create together, and • “Los de Abajo,” an exhibit highlighting the
through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Ceiba musicians perform on a variety of instru- first novel set during the Mexican Revolution. Please see Page 42
Admission is free. Information: 755-4332. ments from indigenous cultures of Latin
Showing through Sept. 12: “Unknown America such as the charango, rain stick, vari-
México/México Desconocido.” The exhibit ous flutes of wood, ceramic, and bamboo, per-
introduces ancient and contemporary cultures cussion instruments.

August 2010 El Paso Scene Page 41
Museum Now showing are “Toolville,” a hands-on Magoffin Home State Historic Site — Showing through Sept. 12: “Hatching the
guide through six simple tools for ages 5-12; 1120 Magoffin. The adobe home, built around Past,” a look at dinosaur nests, eggs and their
Cont’d from Page 41 and “Games” an interactive exploration of young.
1875 by Joseph Magoffin, tells the story of a
games from around the world and across the multicultural family that influenced the develop- Scaly Slimy Saturdays live animal program for
century for all ages. ment of the Southwest borderlands. It includes age 6-10 are 10 a.m. Saturdays, Aug. 7-28.
A 66th anniversary celebration of the end of
Also showing is “To the Ends of the Earth, authentic art and furnishings reflecting the daily The monthly hands-on Saturday Science Class
World War II is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21,
UTEP at The Poles.” UTEP biology faculty and lives of the Magoffin family. for elementary children is 11 a.m. Aug. 7
with the Friends of Fort Selden, 79th US
students, joined by high school teachers from El Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through (Aviation).
Infantry Division and Pittsenbargar’s Own SS
Paso and students from across the U.S., headed Sunday. Tours on the hour; last tour at 4 p.m. A special midnight Sky Safari program begins
Living History/Reenactment Groups. After the
for Antarctica and the Arctic to carry out Spanish language tours offered Wednesday at midnight Saturday, Aug. 14 at La Llorona
dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and
research projects. This exhibit highlights their through Sunday. Cost: $4 ($3 ages 6-18). Park on West Picacho to view the Perseids
Nagasaki Aug. 6 and 9, the Japanese surren-
work, what they learned about the impact of Group tours available with advance registration. Meteor Shower.
dered, bringing an end to the world conflict.
climate change, and explains the differences Information: 533-5147 or The monthly Descubra el Desierto lecture
The celebration includes skirmish reenactment
and similarities between the north and south series is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17. New Mexico
with American troops, WWII display, and vin-
poles. Guests can measure themselves against Active duty military personnel and their fami- State University Biology Department Doctoral
tage vehicles.
different types of penguins, create an origami lies with ID admitted free through Sept. 6 as student Niki Harings will discuss “Desert Toads
Fort Bliss Museums and Study Center penguin and learn how actions in El Paso effect part of the Blue Star Museum Program. of the Chihuahuan Desert.”
— Building 1735, Marshall Road (old PX build- climate change at the poles. A Walking Tour of the Magoffin Historic Conservation Day at the museum is noon to 4
ing), Fort Bliss. Exhibits range from Civil War District led by Fred Morales is 9 to 10:30 a.m. p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, with hands-on activi-
LYNX Exhibits — The exhibit space is at
artifacts to the Patriot Missile System. Saturday, Aug. 21. Bring water and a hat. Cost: ties and informational displays.
300 W. San Antonio (just south of Convention
Admission is free. Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $8. Call for reservations. The monthly hands-on Animal Encounters are
Center). Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday,
daily. Information: 568-3390 or 568-5412. A “Mi Casa es Su Casa” informative program 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28.
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to
With the relocation of the 1st Armored for those wishing to volunteer at the Magoffin Science Cafe round table discussion hosted by
9 p.m. Friday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Cavalry Division to Fort Bliss, the museum is Home is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 21. Sigma XI is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26.
Closed Monday. Last admission is one hour
adding 35 tanks and 10 other vehicles to its Volunteers needed include tour guides, On permanent exhibit is the Nature Center,
before closing time.
outdoor displays. The museum is also expand- researchers, landscaping helpers and those highlighting the wildlife of Southern New
Admission is $10 for adults; $8 seniors, mili-
ing its exhibit on the post’s history with interested in living history. RSVP requested; Mexico with a broad collection of amphibians,
tary and students with ID; and $6 ages 4 to 11.
Mexico, including the 1916 “Punitive program includes food. reptiles, fish and arachnids native to the
Children 3 and younger are free. Information:
Expedition” led by Gen. John “Blackjack” “Spirit Tours” are offered by the Casa Chihuahuan Desert.
533-4330 or
Pershing. Magoffin Compañeros at 10 a.m. the second Activities and games based on the PBS pro-
Showing through Sept. 5: “Color Play,
Also on Fort Bliss is Old Fort Bliss, Building Saturday of every month. Cost: $5. gram “Fetch!” are 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. every
Exploring the Art and Science of Color. The
5051, corner of Pershing and Pleasanton, a Reservations required. Saturday, led by staff and junior docents.
exhibit features an array of color-themed activi-
reproduction of the Magoffinsville Post of 1854
ties and games for the entire family. Turn a National Border Patrol Museum and Las Cruces Railroad Museum — The
to 1868. Information: 568-4518.
crank to create a neon sculpture, star in a color Memorial Library — 4315 Transmountain museum is in the Santa Fe train depot, 351 N.
Insights El Paso Science Museum — 505 dance, explore a giant three-room playhouse, Drive. The museum, in Northeast El Paso just Mesilla, (at Las Cruces avenue west of the
N. Santa Fe. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and investigate the many uses of blue, among west of U.S. 54, features the history of the Downtown Mall). Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30
Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. other activities. Also featured is “Lazer Frenzy,” Border Patrol with uniforms, equipment, pho- p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Admission is
Sunday. Admission: $6 ($5 seniors, students and a challenging, arcade-style laser maze. tographs, guns, motor vehicles, airplanes, boats free; donations encouraged. Information: (575)
military; $4 ages 4-11). Information: 534-0000 The 2010 Lynx Summer Camps run through and other items, including hands-on exhibits for 647-4480 or
or Aug. 13. kids. The Border Patrol was founded in 1924 in um.shtm.
El Paso. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday Family Game Day is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the sec-
through Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday and ond Saturday of each month through
major holidays. Admission is free. Information: November. Families can try their hand at a vari-
759-6060 or ety of early 20th century games.
Story Time for children of all ages is 11 a.m.
Railroad and Transportation Museum to noon the third Saturday of the month. Listen
of El Paso — More than 100 years of El Paso to a “Thomas the Tank Engine” book and com-
railroad history are on display at Union Depot plete a related activity. RSVP encouraged.
Transit Terminal, 400 W. San Antonio, at The museum’s brown bag lecture series is at
Durango. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday noon the second Tuesday of each month. Light
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and refreshments served; RSVP encouraged. The
1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Aug. 10 lecture is “Whatever Happened to
Information: 422-3420 or ‘See Spot Run’ and ‘Dick and Jane?’: a Pictorial
War Eagles Air Museum — 8012 Airport and Narrative Observation of Las Cruces Public
Road, Doña Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa. School’s History” presented by Alma d’Arte
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Charter High School founder Irene Oliver-
Sunday. Admission: $5; $4 senior citizens and Lewis.
military; free for children under 12. The Rail Readers Book Club meets at 11 to
Information: (575) 589-2000 or war-eagles-air- noon the second Wednesday of the month (Aug. 11) to discuss a train-related novel.
The warbirds of World War II and Korea, and August’s book is “The Mystery of the Blue
other historic military aircraft, are displayed in a Train” by Agatha Christie. Call the museum for
54,000-square-foot building and surrounding registration.
area. The collection of more than 30 aircraft NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
and 40 automobiles includes the P-51 Mustang, — 4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. Hours
P-38 Lightning, A-26 Invader and the German are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday,
Fieseler-Storch. Among later aircraft are the F- noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for
86 Sabre and MiG-15s. adults, $3 seniors 60 and older, $2 for children
To get there: Take the Artcraft exit off 5-17; free for age 4 and under. Information:
Interstate 10, head west past the Rio Grande to (575) 522-4100 or
Santa Teresa and follow signs to the airport and
museum. Film historian Jeff Berg presents “Made In
New Mexico Westerns” at 7 p.m. Thursday,
Las Cruces area Aug. 12, as part of the monthly lecture series.
Las Cruces Museum of Natural History Berg will include live narration to the compila-
— Mesilla Valley Mall, Las Cruces (take tion of clips from 22 different Westerns filmed,
Lohman exit east from I-25). Hours: 10 a.m. to at least partly, in New Mexico since 1898.
5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and Suggested donation: $2.
Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays; 1 to 5 Showing Aug. 13-Dec. 6 in the Arts
p.m. Sundays. All events are free unless other- Corridor: “Rural Skylines and Byways of New
wise noted. Information: (575) 522-3120 or las- Please see Page 43
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Museum recording studio in Clovis, N.M. and those who (out of town), or Toy Train Depot — Alameda Park, 1991 N.
made history there, including Buddy Holly and Showing through Sept. 26: “Free Flow: The White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo. An actual train
Cont’d from Page 42 Roy Orbison. Gila River in New Mexico,” an exhibit of photo- depot built in 1898, the building now houses a
Showing through Oct. 3: “Ancient New graphs by Jan Haley. gift shop and model shop, with more than
Mexico,” works in various media by the City of
Mexico,” an in-depth exhibit of the peoples Showing through Oct. 30: “From the 1,200 feet of model railroad track and hun-
Artists Promotional Association. Opening
who inhabited the southwest from pre-histori- Mines,” recycled steel sculptures by Barbara L. dreds of model and toy trains on display. Hours
reception is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19.
cal periods up to Spanish exploration. Harrison, in connection with the celebration of are noon to 4:40 p.m. Wednesday through
Artists will be present.
Tommy Allsup presents “Stories & Music” at 7 Silver City’s mining history. The 15 sculptures Sunday. Admission: $4. Information: (575) 437-
Now showing is “George Gray: Son of a
p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 30-31. Cost: $20 are constructed from objects found at area 2855 or
Cowboy,” featuring 27 works of art. Gray’s
($15 museum members); seating is limited. mines. Harrison is known for her wall and ceil- The 1/5 scale train track offers rides around
paintings reflect his life growing up on a ranch
The award-winning one-man play “Wyatt ing suspended sculptures in solid brass. Two Alameda Park 12:30 to 4 p.m. Cost: $4.
near Estancia, N.M.
Earp as Doc Holiday” is 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. large wall sculptures were commissioned by
Showing through Sept. 10: “Colcha:
28. The contemporary Wyatt Earp is a descen- Neiman Marcus for their permanent collection.
Embroidered Connections.”
dent of the historic Wyatt Earp.
Showing through Nov. 28: “What in the
World?”, a fun and informative journey through New Mexico Museum of Space History
an array of unusual objects from the museum’s — The museum features the International
collections. Space Hall of Fame and the Tombaugh IMAX
A Harvest Cooking Class is 2 to 4 p.m. Dome Theater and Planetarium, and is located
Tuesday, Aug. 3, with chef Carol Koenig. This on the northeast side of Alamogordo off Indian
month’s class features recipes with corn, Wells Blvd. Space center hours are 9 a.m. to 5
watermelon and onions. Cost: $35. p.m. Admission: $6 ($5 for seniors and military,
$4 ages 4-12, children 3 and younger free).
NMSU Art Gallery — D.W. Williams Art Information: (877) 333-6589, (575) 437-2840
Center, 1390 E. University Ave, (Williams Hall)
on the NMSU campus, Las Cruces (east of
Currently showing: “Space Frontiers,” a look
Solano). Summer hours are noon to 4 p.m.
at the heritage and future of space exploration
Tuesday through Saturday. Information: (575)
in New Mexico.
646-2545, (575) 646-5423 or
Showing at the IMAX Dome Theater are the
Showing through Aug. 6: “Connecting with
films “Hubble” and “9 Planets and Counting.”
the Divine: Devotional Art of New Mexico,”
Showtimes are on the hour, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
featuring Mexican and New Mexican religious
daily. Tickets: $6 ($5.50 for seniors and military;
art from the Mary and J. Paul Taylor Family col-
$4.50 ages 4-12): $3,50 for planetarium show.
Ages 3 and under free for all shows.
Showing Aug. 20-Oct. 1: “Unmute: Text and
Combo tickets for museum entrance and one
Image in American Art 1970-2000.” With
IMAX are $10 ($9 seniors/military, $7 children).
images from the gallery’s permanent collection
this exhibit addresses the ways in which images Sacramento Mountains Historical
and texts operated in post-Minimalist late 20th Museum — U.S. 82 across from the
century art. Chamber of Commerce in Cloudcroft, N.M.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday,
White Sands Missile Range Museum Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday,
and Missile Park — Exhibits feature the his- weather permitting. Closed Wednesday and
tory of the Trinity Site (site of the first atomic
Thursday. Admission: $5 ($3 ages 6 to 12).
bomb test), the V-2 rocket, ranchers on the
Information: (575) 682-2932 or cloudcroftmu-
range and missile optics. An outdoor Missile
Park displays rockets and missiles tested on the
range. Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Silver City Museum — 312 W. Broadway,
Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Silver City, in the historic H.B. Ailman House.
Sunday. Free admission. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through
To get there: take U.S. 54, and after the free- Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
way ends, keep going north on Martin Luther Sunday. The museum covers the settlement of
King, which leads directly to the range. Or southwest New Mexico, the two centuries of
enter from the north off U.S. 70 east of Las mining in the region and early commerce in
Cruces. Visitors must provide a current license, Silver City. Group tours offered with advance
car registration and proof of insurance. notice. Admission: $3 suggested donation.
Information: (575) 678-8824 (local call) or Information: (575) 538-5921, 1-877-777-7947

Geronimo Springs Museum — 211 Main
in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Hours are 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon
to 4 p.m. Sunday. Features prehistoric, historic
and military exhibits about the area. Museum
admission: $5 ($2.50 students 6 to 18; free for
ages 5 and younger). Family rates: $15.
Information: (575) 894-6600 or geronimo-
The monthly speaker series is 7 p.m. the third
Thursday of the month. The Aug. 19 topic is
“Historic Bath Houses of Sierra County.”
Admission is free, but donations welcome.
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 Aug. 29: “The Clovis
Sound: New Mexico’s Connection to the Birth
of Rock & Roll.” The story of the renowned

August 2010 El Paso Scene Page 43
Apache kidnapping
Racking Up History
Fort Stanton Live! — The fort’s annual cel- The programs are informal discussions on
of ranch boy part by Bill Rakocy
of NM western lore
ebration of living history, hosted by Fort local and regional history led by staff and volun-
Stanton, Inc./Fort Stanton Foundation, is 9 a.m. teers. The Thursday, Aug. 12, topic is ‘Early
to 4:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Aug. 6-8, Schools in Las Cruces.”

at Fort Stanton, 20 miles northeast of Ruidoso
John Wesley Hardin’s Demise — The ne of the most fascinating tales of
on Hwy 220. The event features a Wild West
Concordia Heritage Association’s John Wesley Western Native American lore deals
Show, Civil War reenactments, Buffalo Soldiers,
Hardin “Secret Society” annual commemora- with Geronimo’s capture of Jimmy
Mountain Men, food, vendors and live enter-
tion is 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, at Concordia “Santiago” McKinn Sept. 11, 1885. The
tainment. No pets or alcohol allowed.
Cemetery. The event marks the infamous gun- young boy — around age 11 at the time
Admission is free; donations accepted.
slinger’s 1895 fatal shooting with a special — lived in the Mimbres Valley with his
Information: (575) 354-0341 or
gravesite ceremony and reenactment by Six hardscrabble rancher family.
Guns and Shady Ladies and historians. There Taking such young captives, male or
Fort Stanton was established and built in 1855
will also be the annual “Toast to John Wesley,” female, was an “Indian regular act.”
by troopers of the 1st Dragoon Regiment to
at the hour of his demise 104 years ago. Raffle Native Americans, being overly practi-
serve as a base of operations against the
prizes and entertainment also offered. Bring cal, used these young as servants and Jimmy “Santiago” McKinn reportedly
Mescalero Apache Indians. The site served vari-
folding chair, flashlight and closed-toe shoes. family companions. In the ensuing wanted to stay with his Apache captors
ous purposes through 1995.
Admission: $5; $2 military, students and sen- months of his capture and indoctrination
Concordia Ghost Tours — Concordia iors; free for children under 12. into the Apache and war style, Jimmy by Chiricahuas. He bawled badly when
Heritage Association and Paso Del Norte The historic Central El Paso cemetery is adapted very well. told that he was to be taken back to his
Paranormal Society host a ghost tour 8 to 10 between Yandell and Gateway West east of Local newspapers, area historian Jerry parents, and said he always wanted to
p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at historic Concordia Copia. Proceeds from the event benefit the Eagan and other Western writers have stay with the Indians.”
Cemetery. The walking tour begins at the preservation and restoration of the cemetery. researched and covered this fascinating The Silver City Enterprise later report-
Yandell entrance, and is of the haunted sites Information: 581-7920 or tale of a young Irish-American boy who ed on April 9, 1886:
where people have reported seeing a Lady in became thoroughly indoctrinated into the • John McKinn went to Deming to meet
White, and other ghostly apparitions. Bring Hardin moved to El Paso in 1895 after his Apache way of life. his boy.
recording equipment, cameras, extra batteries, release from prison. He was shot to death in According to the Silver City Enterprise, • His son appeared in deplorable condi-
flashlight, comfortable walking (closed toe) Aug. 19, 1895, by Constable John Selman. Apache signal fires in the Florida tion.
shoes, and be a ghost hunter as well. Hardin was 42, and claimed to have killed 30 Mountains were reported in Deming, • Though very poor, the father had to
Reservations required. Cost: $10; All ages wel- men. indicating Apache attacks. In pay the train fare for his son’s return.
come Reservations/information: 1-877- Georgetown, two Mexican workmen • A local clothing store took the boy in
Fort Bayard Birthday — Fort Bayard and outfitted him in new clothes.
GHOST-10 or were killed.
Historic Preservation Society celebrates the • Jimmy was overjoyed to see his dad,
A special midnight Ghost Tour is midnight to 3 Original reports said that both sons of
forts 143rd birthday beginning with a walking whom he recognized.
a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21. Age 13 and older wel- John McKinn, including Martin, age 17,
tour of the Commanding Officer’s home at 11 • The boy, the “Lion of the Hour,” was
come; age 17 and under must be accompanied had been killed by Apaches. But it
a.m. Sunday, Aug. 22 in historic in Fort Bayard, greeted by a large crowd.
by adult. Bring cameras and flashlights. Cost: turned out that Santiago was missing,
N.M. (6 miles east of Silver City off Highway • He answered questions in Spanish and
$10, plus tax. with no evidence of his death.
180). This year’s theme is “Take Me Out to the reply “no sabe” to English questions.
Other ghost tours: In March 1886, Gen. George Crook
Ballgame” and features a game played with vin- • He answered every question.
• Learn about the paranormal and hauntings at accepted Geronimo’s surrender in
tage equipment at 2 p.m. Information: (575) • After capturing him, the Indians trav-
Cohen Stadium Friday, Aug. 13, after the Sonora, Mexico. Among the handful of
956-3294 or (307) 640-3012. eled two days and nights without rest.
Diablos game at 7:05 p.m. Cost: $20 (includes warriors, women and children was a
Lunch available for a nominal fee 11 a.m. to • When asked how he liked to eat horse-
reserved seating in the Hard Ball Cafe). mysterious boy.
12:45 p.m., followed by the presentation flesh (cooked) he responded, “It is good
• A Downtown Ghost Tour is 8 to 10 p.m. This was the first hint that the abducted
“1920s Baseball in the Southwest” by Dr. Lynn when you are hungry.”
Saturday, Aug. 14. Walk on top of a confeder- McKinn boy had possibly been found.
Bevilla at 1 p.m. Children’s games also featured. For a fuller story of Jimmy McKinn,
ate cemetery, see where John Wesley Hardin Capt. John Bourke, an aide to Gen.
died, and investigate one of downtown’s haunt- Fort Selden State Monument — The Crook, reported that he’d seen a lad he read Jerry Eagan’s account at
ed hotels. Cost: $10. monument, in Radium Springs 13 miles north of learned was “Santiago” McKinn. The
Patrons can win ghost tour tickets by visiting Las Cruces, is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. place was Canyon de los Embudos, 200611_apacheria_mckinn_captive.html.
the society’s booth 8 to 10 p.m. every Friday in Wednesday through Monday (closed Tuesday). Sonora, Mexico. We know what hap-
August during Alfresco Fridays in Arts Festival Admission is $3; (ages 16 and under free). pened next thanks to reports from A similar tale of abduction
Plaza. Information: (575) 526-8911 or nmmonu- Bourke, reporter Fletcher Lummis of the The abduction of red-haired, blue-eyed L.A. Times, and C.S. Fly, a photographer Charlie McComas, then 6, by Apaches
History Notes — The monthly program is 1 Fort Selden was a 19th-century adobe fort from Tombstone, Arizona Territory. Fly
to 2 p.m. the second Thursday of each month March 28, 1883, following the murder of
established to protect early settlers from Indian had accompanied Crook into Mexico in his parents, remains one of the unsolved
at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main,
raids. The monument seeks to preserve the hopes of photographing the famous mysteries of the days when Fort Bayard
north end of the Downtown Mall in Las
remaining ruins and has a visitors center with Geronimo. Others in the group later troopers guarded the Butterfield Trail
Cruces. Admission is free. Information: (575)
exhibits of military life at the post. From Las escaped, but somehow Crook managed against hostile Native Americans, who
541-2154 or
Cruces, take I-25 north to Exit 19. to hold on to the young captive. lurked in the Black Range and Mogollon
Lummis reported: mountains to pounce on unwary settlers
“Santiago McKinn, the 11-year-old and miners moving westward after the
white boy, the Apaches’ prisoner taken Civil War.
with Geronimo’s band, will be sent In May 1938, members of an archaeo-
home tomorrow. It is learned that his logical expedition into Mexico discov-
parents were not killed, but reside at Hot ered a tribe of Apaches believed to have
Springs, at Hunter’s, N.M., near the rail- escaped from the United States after the
road from Deming to Silver City. During surrender of Geronimo. The leader of the
his half-year of captivity, the lad had “lost” tribe was a red-haired, blue-eyed
grown fully Indianized. He joins their white man approaching his 60s, whom
sports, and will have nothing to do with they believed to be Charlie McComas.
the whites. He understands English and Whether or not their suspicion was cor-
Spanish, but can hardly be induced to rect could not be proved. The leader of
speak in either. He has learned the Apache the tribe recalled nothing of any prior
language and talks it exclusively.” life, recalling only the way of the Native
Lummis later filed this dispatch: American, ever fleeing from the wrath of
“Santiago McKinn, their 11-year-old the white man.
white captive, was sent home to-day. He
Bill Rakocy is an El Paso artist and
would not leave the camp with a white
historian. Information: 584-9716.
man, and had to be brought into the fort

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The Percolator — 217 N. Stanton (between creative writing, percussion and flute music as
Texas and Mills). Information: 351-4377 or mediums of communication and cultural expression.
A Barbed Wire poetry reading by Roberto
‘Chicano Movement’ tertulias — Border
Santos is 7 p.m. Saturday, July 31 and Aug. 28.
Book Festival will host a series of monthly ter-
Down” by Nick Hornby. at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9, to discuss “Little
City of Night Book Club — Rio Grande • The Novel Fridays Book Club meets at 6 Tiny Teeth” by Aaron Elkin.
tulias (social gathering with literary or artistic
Adelante hosts the club and social gathering for overtones) looking at books and writers of El
p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, to discuss “Beach Music” • Third Monday Book Group will meet at 10
LGBT community and friends at 7 p.m. the first Movimiento Chicano beginning at 5 p.m.
by Pat Conroy. a.m. Monday, Aug. 16, to discuss “A Long Way
Monday of the month. The meetings include a Sunday, Aug. 29, at Cultural Center of Mesilla,
• The Young Reader’s Book Group meets at 1 Down” by Nick Hornby.
social, usually a dinner, as well as book discus- 2231 Calle de Parian in Mesilla, led by writer
p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, to discuss “The • En la Sombra de Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz
sion. The Aug. 2 book is “Queer in America: Denise Chavez. The “movimiento” refers to
Westing Game” by Ellen Raskin. bilingual reading group meets at 1 p.m. Tuesday,
Sex, The Media, and the Closets of Power” by the youth movement in various social issues.
Eastside Sisters in Crime reading club meets Aug. 17.
Michelangelo Signorile. Information/location: Cost: $10. Information: (575) 523-3099 or bor-
at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month. • The American Girl Club for girls meets at
929-9282 or
Information/schedule: 629-7063. 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21.
The first night celebrates the life of journalist
‘Back to School’ teachers’ sale — Children’s storytimes are 10 a.m. Fridays. Children’s storytimes are 11 a.m. Saturdays.
Rubén Salazar, who died 40 years ago on Aug.
Friends of the Westside Branches hosts its • Aug. 6 — Dog Days of August
• Aug. 13 — Back to School
Reading Art Book Club — The book club 29 during the Chicano Moratorium in Los
annual sale of teacher’s aid materials Aug. 4- of the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main Angeles to protest the Vietnam War. Reading
28, at The Bookmark, 7348 Remcon. Hours • Aug. 20 — Swimming
St., will meet at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. list available at the Cultural Center de Mesilla.
are 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Aug. 27 — Skippyjon Jones.
11, to discuss “Frida Kahlo” by Hayden
Thursday and Saturday, 3 to 8 p.m. Friday. All Barnes & Noble (Las Cruces) — 700 S.
Book Sale — Friends of the Esperanza A. Herrera, the biography of the famed Mexican
materials are 50 percent off. Proceeds support Telshor in Mesilla Valley Mall. Information: (575)
Moreno Branch Library, 12480 Pebble Hills, will artist. The club meets the second Wednesday
library activities. Information: 833-2342. 522-4499.
host its “End of Summer” book sale 11 a.m. to of the month. Information: (575) 541-2322,
• Yarn Junkies Conversation Group meets at 10
Barnes & Noble (East Side) — 9521 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, in their bookstore (575) 541-2137 or
a.m. Mondays.
Viscount. Information: 590-1932. inside the library. Books, magazines, comics and
more available for 25¢ to $2. Admission is free.
El Paso Writers’ League — The league Children’s Summer storytimes are 6 p.m.
Book signings and special events: meets monthly for both published and unpub- Thursdays through Aug. 12. Regular story-
• L.C. Hayden will sign copies of her latest Information 921-7001.
lished writers. Information: 599-0299 or elpa- times are 10 a.m.
thriller, “When Death Intervenes,” at 1 p.m. Barnes & Noble (West Side) — 705
Saturday, Aug. 14. Lunchtime Stories in the Park — Local
Sunland Park. Hours are 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. This month’s meeting is 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug.
• UTEP professor Roberto Avant-Mier will celebrities and other special guests share their
Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 10 14, at Dorris Van Doren Regional Branch
host a reading, discussion and signing for his stories during a brown bag presentation noon
p.m. Sunday. Information: 581-5353 or Library, 551 Redd.
new book “Rock The Nation: Latin/o Identities to 1 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 30, in San
• Marty Cedillos will sign copies of her thriller Local Afro-Chicana artist from Nancy Lorenza
and the Latin Rock Diaspora” 6 to 8 p.m. Jacinto Plaza, Downtown. Admission is free.
“Within” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14. Green will lead a writing workshop using
Saturday, Aug. 21. Information: Sandy Rodriguez, 544-5436.
• Mystery author L. C. Hayden will sign copies images and sound as inspiration. Green uses
• A NOOK 101 class for those with questions of her latest thriller “When Death Intervenes.”
about the features of the Nook (ebook reader) at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21.
is 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27. • A Nook Tutorial is 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug.
Recurring events: 18, to learn how to use the new ebook reader.
• Third Monday Book Group will meet at 10 Recurring events:
a.m. Monday, Aug. 16, to discuss “A Long Way • Sisters in Crime mystery reading group meets

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New on the Border Bookshelf left behind would suffer persecution. After her
death, Powers, an El Paso writer and Laura’s
‘Laura’s Children: The Hidden Story of second cousin, collected old letters, photo-
a Chinese Orphanage’ by Becky Cerling graphs and other historical material about
Powers (Canaan Home Communications, 379 Richards and Canaan home, eventually going to
pages, $24) — Fascinated with the mysterious China twice and interviewing some of the sur-
story of a relative who had spent 22 years car- viving orphans or their children.
ing for orphans in China, Becky Powers in The result is a reconstructed biography that
1983 began researching the life of Laura uses a novelized style to weave the story of this
Richards. faithful woman who gave the comforts of
Richards was an Ohio nurse who came to
American life to serve as God’s caregiver for a
China in 1921 to work at a missionary hospital,
generation of children half a world away.
then after a 2-year furlough returned in 1928
Interspersed throughout the book are excerpts
and shortly afterward began taking in castaway
of letters and interviews, along with old photo-
babies. She was forced to leave China in 1951,
having cared for nearly 200 children, and graphs, which confirm that the author has not
taken liberties with the actual story she took so

Get Scene remained in the United States until her death 30
years later at age 88.
Richards survived illness, poverty and perse-
many years to unearth.
“Laura’s Children” is a story of a 20th century
saint who otherwise might have been forgotten

around town!
The Scene comes out the last week of the month.
cution while remaining faithful to what she
embraced as God’s calling to care for these
children, many of whom would remember her
simply as Mother. She managed to escape
except for the fleeting recollections passed on
among family members. It also is a story of the
tremendous sacrifices required in trying to do
Pick up your copy at these and other locations. internment during the Japanese occupation, but good and remain faithful when surrounded by
Or subscribe by mail! See Page 62 for order form. when the new Communist regime insisted that opposing forces of poverty, anarchy, war and
she renounce her Christian faith and her native ideological oppression.
VILLAGE INN WALGREENS SAM’S CLUB country, she could no longer stay. To learn more about the book, or to order a
1500 Airway 7970 N. Mesa Richards declined to tell details of her story copy, go to
890 N Resler Dr — Randy Limbird
7144 Gateway East 7001 Gateway West during her lifetime for fear that the orphans she
5900 N Mesa St
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2929 N. Mesa 2800 N. Mesa

5863 N. Mesa PETLAND ore than 30 years ago, Hector
200 N Mesa
7801 N. Mesa 1331 George Dieter Serrano, wanting to give his
2879 Montana
2275 Trawood 5401 Montana actors in “Viva! El Paso” a
1100 Geronimo
BARNES & NOBLE chance to show off their skills, created a
1331 N. Zaragoza
705 Sunland Park Dr. show after “Viva” closed to spotlight
8401 Gateway West
In Las Cruces: 9521 Viscount their various talents. Two of his actors,
5150 Fairbanks
1205 El Paseo Loretta Buchanan and Felipe Macias,
455 S. Telshor did the famous “spanking” scene from
10780 Kenworthy 11251 Rojas
SUN HARVEST 1210 Wedgewood Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew.”
6100 N. Mesa
3355 N Yarbrough VISTA MARKET “That sparked an idea to do
1831 N. Lee Trevino 2231 Zaragosa Shakespeare here in the canyon,”
DUNKIN’ DONUTS 2950 George Dieter Serrano remembered. “I thought what a
700 Zaragosa 11685 Montwood CARNITAS wonderful setting it would be for
9114 Dyer 12390 Edgemere QUERETARO Shakespeare.”
1607 N Zaragoza 4001 N Mesa “Shakespeare on the Rocks” was born Most of the actors are either communi-
FURR’S FAMILY 800 N. Zaragosa 1451 N Zaragoza 30 years ago when Serrano’s “Viva” ty actors or former El Paso Community
BUFFET 100 N. Americas 6516 N Mesa College theater students, Serrano said.
crew did “A Midsummer Night’s
Gateway West at 8045 N. Loop Because shows are done in repertory,
YSLETA ISD Dream” after the regular season was
Zaragoza 9600 Sims over. The next year, Serrano added most of the company of actors appear in
119 N. Balboa AVILA’S more than one show, or if not, work in
“Romeo and Juliet” to the repertoire.
6232 N. Mesa EL PASO “It became a venue for the actors to technical areas. Some familiar names to
EP FITNESS theatergoers include former Kids-N-Co.
145 Paragon ARDOVINO’S INTERNATIONAL show off their ability,” Serrano said.
PIZZA AIRPORT It developed into an end-of-summer student Matthew Rutkowski as Romeo,
11330 James Watt
865 N. Resler at Redd season of shows done in repertory. Gina Green as Juliet, Brian Giza as the
12145 Montwood
206 Cincinnati
UTEP LIBRARY In the 30 years, “Shakespeare on the apothecary, Carlos de la Garza Garcia
981 N. Resler
1224 Wedgewood
EPCC CAMPUSES Rocks” has gone through several resur- as Friar Lawrence in “Romeo and
THE YMCA’s rections, the last in 2004. This year, Juliet,” and Brian Gameros as the title
DOMINO’S PIZZA MARKETPLACE EP CONV. CENTER “Shakespeare” not only performs at character in “Othello.”
ALL EL PASO 5034 Doniphan Ysleta Independent School District’s The biggest challenge for this year’s
LOCATIONS EP CITY HALL outdoor stage as part of the Renaissance directors, cast and crew, Serrano said,
MANDO’S EL PASO LIBRARY was to create shows that could be pre-
Fair, but also will stage the shows in
RIVIERA 5420 Doniphan
TX TOURISM late August at Chamizal National sented in both very different venues.
RESTAURANT THE BAGEL SHOP Memorial. “August always is a killer month,
5218 Doniphan CENTER
3400 N. Mesa By tradition, each show is done for because we practice every day except
815 N. Resler CTY COURTHOUSE Sunday,” Serrano said.
HELLO PIZZA four years before it is retired. This year,
River Run Plaza
10060 Rushing THE BOOKERY two shows had to be retired, “Julius But that is doubly so this year because
EL PASO ZOO Caesar” and “The Tempest.” of the Aug. 20 opening date at the
CASA JURADO Chamizal. Then the pressure will be on
ENTERTAINMART 4772 Doniphan “That really was a blessing in dis-
Sunland Park Dr
In Las Cruces guise,” Serrano said. “Because of the again when the shows move to Ysleta’s
COAS Fine Arts Amphitheater.
WING STOP Mesilla Book Center
shows at Chamizal, we were left with
1757 George Dieter only three weeks to rehearse.” “We only get one day to rehearse there
RANCHER’S 2900 N. Mesa before we open,” Serrano said.
GRILL 9530 Viscount
In Juárez So instead of adding two new shows
Museo INBA • Museo this year, the Shakespeare company Still, he said, the challenge is worth it.
7597 N. Mesa 865 Resler Chamizal • Bazar “I love Shakespeare,” Serrano said.
9008 Dyer, 8825 N. Loop
only added one, “Othello,” to
9530 Viscount at I-10 Comunitario • Impulsa • “Midsummer” and “Romeo and Juliet.” “His language is the best use of English
Educacion en Valores • anywhere. Actors really are challenged
ANDRE’S PIZZA JJ’S ICHICULT • Centro Serrano directs “Romeo and Juliet,”
5320 Doniphan Cultural de la Ciudad • which will feature last year’s director of to discover the meaning of lines —
7000 Westwind
Academia Municipal • the show, Cornelia Patterson, as the alliterative and figurative. Different
SUNSET LEO’S CEMA • Arte en el Parque nurse. Jesse Snyder, who teaches lan- actors and directors create wonderfully
7520 Remcon
• Biblioteca Arturo guage at Alicia Chacon School, will different shows.”
Tolentino • Centro
4176 N. Mesa VALENTINE BAKERY Cultural Paso del Norte •
direct “Midsummer” and appear as Lord
11930 Picasso Libreria Universitaria • Montague in “Romeo and Juliet,” and Carol Viescas is a veteran of
HAL MARCUS Centro de Convenciones EPCC English professor Charlie Miller community theater and teaches
GALLERY ALL THAT MUSIC Cibeles • Total Fitness • will direct “Othello.” journalism at Bel Air High School.
800 N. Mesa 1506 Lee Trevino AMAC • UANE

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‘Viva El Paso!’ — The summertime pageant dates are Oct. 2-24. Information: 351-1455 or
returns to McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre
for its 33rd season at 8:30 p.m. Fridays and
Shakespeare in the Park — Shakespeare
Saturdays, through Aug. 7, offering an array
on the Rocks presents three of The Bard’s clas-
of multicolored costumes, electrifying musical
sic at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m.
production numbers, and legendary characters.
Sunday, Aug. 20-22 and Aug. 27-29, at the
The outdoor musical extravaganza highlights
Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San
the four major cultures of the region, through The performance is part of the annual 6. Tickets: $10 ($9 seniors/students/military; $8 Marcial. Admission: $10 ($8 military, students
drama, song and dance, that have called El Paso “Festival of Lights,” a family-oriented event fea- per person for groups of 10 or more; $7 chil- and seniors). Group rate for 10 or more; $6
home: Native American, Spanish turing food and craft vendors, games for chil- dren 5 and younger). Information: (575) 523- with advance notice. Information: 532-7273,
Conquistadors, Mexican and Western dren, jumping balloons, rock wall, obstacle 1200 or 474-4275 or
American. Tickets: $18.20 general admission. course and more. Hours are 6 to 10 p.m. each When the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover • “Othello” — Aug. 20 and 28.
Dinner show: $24.35 ($14.05 age 12 and night. Festival admission is free. that their cook, “Sister Julia, Child of God,” has • “Twelfth Night” — Aug. 21 and 29
younger). (Ticketmaster) Information: 231- accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, they are
‘A Delicate Balance’ — No Strings Theatre • “Romeo and Juliet” — Aug. 22 and 27.
1165 or in dire need of funds for the burials. They
Company will opens its 10th season with
‘El Sueño de Petra’ — “Viva Mexico” decide the best way to raise the money is to ‘Iolanthe or the Peer and the Peri’ —
Edward Albee’s 1967 Pulitzer Prize-winning
Theater Ensemble presents the original comedy put on a variety show and take over the school The Gilbert and Sullivan Company of El Paso
play through Aug. 8 at Black Box Theatre,
by Rubert Reyes at 6:30 p.m. Friday and auditorium currently set up for the eighth grade presents its 41st anniversary performance with
420 N. Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces.
Saturday, July 30-31, at EPCC’s Transmountain production of “Grease.” Featuring star turns, the comic opera at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30
Directed by Ceil Herman. Performances are 8
Lecture Forum, 9570 Gateway North. tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21-22, at The Black Box
p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sunday,
Translated and directed by Malena Cano, the comic surprises, this show has become an Theatre, 430 Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces.
Aug. 1 and 8, and 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5.
production stars Mario Cano, Luz Elena international phenomenon translated into 21 Tickets: $10 ($9 students and seniors). Group
Tickets: $10 ($9 students and seniors over 65,
Duarte, Chris Fraga, Dora Gomez, Jose Manuel languages. rates available. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.
$7 all seats on Thursday). Information: (575)
Lara, Anahi Claudia Rose, Maria Elena Salazar, 523-1223 or ‘The Clown Who Ran Away’ – El Paso This fanciful comedy is considered by many to
Francisca Sanchez, Alberto Trevizo and Gustavo A wealthy middle-aged couple Agnes and Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents Conrad combine Sullivan’s finest opera compositions
Urrea. Admission: $5. Information: 772-3905, Tobias, have their complacency shattered when Seiler’s family comedy about a clown who must with another of Gilbert’s comic plots and his
329-7774 or 831-7802. longtime friends Harry and Edna appear at their save six other dolls Aug. 6-21. Directed by witty and waggish dialogue. Iolanthe presents a
doorstep. Claiming an encroaching, nameless Moises Hinojos. Showtime is 8 p.m. Fridays and topsy-turvy love story involving fairies and
‘The King and I’ — Alamogordo Music members of the House of Lords in a political
Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “fear” has forced them from their own home, Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $7 ($5
these neighbors bring a firestorm of doubt, under age 12). Information: 532-1317, elpaso- fairy tale.
Tony-winning work as its summer musical July
30-Aug. 1 and Aug. 6-7, at Flickinger Center, recrimination and ultimately solace, upsetting
the “delicate balance” of Agnes and Tobias’ Dodo is a clown whose rescue effort changes ‘Soldadera’ — Eden Enterprises presents a
1110 N. New York, Alamogordo. Showtimes
household. him from runaway to hero. staged reading of the play by Josefina Niggli at 7
are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m.
p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Philanthropy
Sunday. Tickets: $10. Information: (575)442- ‘Romeo & Juliet’ — UTEP Department of Harlequin Awards — El Paso Playhouse will Theatre in the Plaza Theatre Annex. The play
8661 or Theatre and Dance’s summer production pres- host its 2009-2010 Harlequin Awards Sunday, views the Mexican revolution from the per-
The story is based on the memoirs of Anna ents Shakespeare’s classic love story through Aug. 8, at Coronado Country Club, 1044 spective of women soldiers. Admission: $25.
Leonowens, who taught the children of King Aug. 1 at UTEP’s Wise Family Theatre. Broadmoor. The Playhouse’s own “Academy Information: 474-4275.
Mongkut of Siam in the 1860s. Songs include Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Awards” event will honor the past season’s
“Shall We Dance?” “Getting to Know You” and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Directed by Chuck Gorden. Best Actor and Best Actress, Best Show, and
“Something Wonderful.” Cloudcroft melodramas — Cloudcroft
Tickets: $10 ($8 ages 4-12, UTEP students/fac- more. Cocktails served at 6 p.m.; dinner and Light Opera Company’s live melodrama 2010
‘Viva los Niños!’ — The original pageant for ulty and staff/alumni, military, seniors and awards at 6:30 p.m. Open to all volunteers and season features “Blazing Guns at Roaring
and about the children of El Paso is presented groups of 10 or more), plus service charges. participants. Semi-formal attire. Cost: $30; Gulch” Sept. 3-5 and Sept. 17-18 at the
at 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 30-Aug. (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-5118. reservation deadline is July 30. Open Air Pavilion at Zenith Park on Burro Ave.
1, at Ysleta ISD Fine Arts Complex Military Night is Saturday, July 31. Military Information/reservations: 532-1317or elpaso- Admission is free, but seating is limited. Early
Amphitheater, 8455 Alameda. The cast includes with valid ID receive one free ticket for each arrival recommended. Information/times: (575)
children who attended the YISD Fine Arts $8 ticket purchased. 682-2733 or
‘The Wise Men of Chelm’ auditions —
Summer Camp. ‘Nunsense’– The Las Cruces Community Kids-N-Co. will host auditions for adaptation of
The pageant celebrates the history and cul- Theatre, in the city’s Downtown Mall, kicks off Jewish Folk Tales by Sandra Fenichel Asher at Death Before Dessert — El Paso
ture of our region through song, music and its 2010-2011 season with the its season with 6:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Aug. 8-9, at Playhouse’s comedy group (formerly “Die
dance, and includes stories of the Native, the “habit-forming” musical by Dan Goggin Kids-N-Co. Performance Center, 1301 Texas. Laughing”) performs mysteries the last Saturday
Spanish, Mexican and Western Americans. Aug. 6-22. Directed by Art Haggerton. Directed by Francesca Moore. Roles are avail- of the month at Il Posto Italiano Ristorante,
Tickets for performances are free and available Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays able for actors and actresses ages 10 through 7128 N. Mesa. Reservations required: 585-
on a first-come, first-serve basis. Information: and 2 p.m. Sundays. Gala opening night is Aug. adult; acrobatic skills appreciated. Performance 2221. Information:

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August 2010 El Paso Scene Page 47
Local: Speaking Rock’s Heavy
Metal flashback
One venue in town has truly upped the ante
when it comes to booking shows. Speaking
Rock Entertainment Center is gambling on
those who are addicted to live shows. The
powers that be are placing their biggest
wagers on heavy metal, with five out of the
next seven shows sharing that common bond.
The first up, on Aug. 3, is Great White, a
band that had a string of hits in the late ’80s
but are almost known more for their 2003
Rhode Island tragedy, when 100 people were

The El Paso
killed due to pyrotechnics that ignited an
inferno in a nightclub. They have tried to
move past that incident and have released
two albums of original material since. Later
Sponge, “Destroy the Boy,”
in the month, the offering is Candlebox, who Three One Three Records

broke it big in the early ’90s with their songs
The record industry has made many musi-
“You” and “Far Behind,” and who were last
cians famous beyond their wildest dreams
seen at our Downtown Street Festival. The
whether deserving of it or not, and they have
following months promise more head-bang-
ing delights with Ratt, L.A. Guns, Dokken also destroyed just as many who were wor-

and a return visit by Great White. Speaking thy of so much more. Ever since this band’s
Rock certainly knows how to turn back the sophomore effort, the powers that be have
metal clock and rock. made things a nightmare for Sponge. It was
well over a decade after the smash success of
their debut that their empire started to crum-

Returns to
National: Black Francis, ble, from label bankruptcies to indie distribu-
“Nonstoperotik,” Cooking Vinyl tion problems to drug abuse. They have had
It has been more than five years since Frank the full platter. They somehow managed to
Black revisited his original stomping grounds weather the storm and have just released

KTEP 88.5 FM
with the Pixies. It is a venture that he is still what could easily be deemed the best music
a part of today, although the hoopla sur- of their career. “Destroy the Boy” is the lat-
rounding the reunion has died off, most like- est and hits hard with their patented blend of
ly due to the lack of new material coming classic rock and ’70s glam, their hometown
from the collective. This isn’t the case when influences with a slant toward the Stooges,
it comes to genius front man Frank Black, or and enough pop sensibilities to keep it
Black Francis, whichever era your allegiance cranked up past acceptable decibel levels. It
lies with. In 2007, he returned with an album is as if they’ve taken the radio friendly “New
with an express theme of Dutch Pop Sunday” and deliberately smashed it into
painter/musician Herman Brood. In 2008, it the aggressive nature of “Rotting Piñata,”
was a fixation with Irish mythological figure creating a new tier of Sponge excellence.

Beginning Tuesday Cúchulainn. This year, the subject matter is
pointedly focused, but in a very much unex-
pected way from a man who isn’t soon to
The only issue here is they have almost
destroyed this boy by making it a mere six-
song EP instead of a full album. I need a big-

August 17 at 8 p.m.
grace the cover of Men’s Fitness. This time, ger Sponge fix, and I need it now.
Frank’s got sex on his mind and it’s consum-
ing his every utterance. The majority of the Collectibles: John Mellencamp,
material features his signature guitar sound

with your host, but more distortion infected than usual, with “On the Rural Route 7609,”
plenty of melodic hooks and a surprising Universal Music
piano-driven ballad. “Nonstoperotik” won’t
It is hard to imagine that the kid from

Norma Martinez
make you need to spark up that cigarette
with its conclusion but it will bring about a Seymour, Ind., who has spent a good deal of
very satisfied Pixies glow. his career talking about small-town America,
would be able to make a living out of it. He
started out close to 35 years ago as John
Powderfinger, “Golden Rule,” Cougar. In what was perhaps an effort to be
Universal Australia taken more seriously, he added
The Australian star that is Powderfinger is “Mellencamp” to his name, and for the past
still shining brightly in the land down under, two decades it has simply been “John
but is somehow just a mere faint blip on the Mellencamp.” In his later years, he has been
radar of American audiences. This has been better-known for his focus as a social activist
magnified only recently with their latest and songwriter. This was something that was
release, “Golden Rule.” They remain without always bubbling up in between cuts of many
a record label in the United States or even a of his biggest-selling discs but tended to get
distributor, which is blasphemous. It is overshadowed by his hits. It is both of these
beyond perplexing how a band with seven achievements that are being celebrated with
proper albums, three EPs, a live disc and a the release of “On the Rural Route 7609,” a
greatest hits could be so far off the map for lavish four-disc, career-spanning box. This
such an enormous music-buying population. collection is unlike most of these all-encom-
Don’t let that scare you away from hitting passing compilations in both look and sound.
the Internet and scoring this gem. This group The four platters themselves are actually part
got its name from a Neil Young song and cut of a 72-page hardcover book-style package,
their teeth performing his music, but they are packed full of photos illustrating his musical
still incredibly void of any comparisons, and journey. The set also abandons the chrono-
that is a good thing for these guys. logical format, instead going with a theme
Nevertheless, they are in a category by them- for each CD that allows each one to stand on
selves. There is a blues base, but twin guitars its own. There are 54 tracks and for those
fire on all pistons; pounding percussion who think they already have everything,

To become a member of KTEP,
keeps the train barreling down the tracks; a there are 17 cuts making their debut here
Southern groove threads throughout; and on with plenty of rarities and demos on board. It
a few occasions they decide to turn the dial doesn’t matter if you take a rural route, or hit
call 747-5152 or join online at down. This is when they bring in the strings,
horns and The People’s Choir to help them
master the softer side. Remember when it
the Internet super highway, be sure to pick
this one up. comes to Powderfinger, there is one simple
“Golden Rule” — “With Powderfinger, don’t
Brian Chozick is owner of Tumblin’
Dice Music. Drop him a line at
hesitate; you know it’s going to be great.”

Page 48 El Paso Scene August 2010
Other early September events are
listed elsewhere in this issue. For
more complete listing, go to SEPTEMBER
Civic-Cultural Organization of Puerto
Ricans — The family celebration is noon to 7
p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, at Biggs Park, Biggs
Army Airfield. Admission is free. Information:
(575) 589-2389.
Fiesta San Elceario — Friday through
Sunday, Sept. 10-12, at the San Elizario Plaza.
Information: 851-3105 or 851-2333.
Ballet Folkorico Tonatiuh — 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept.
10-12, at Chamizal National Memorial. Tickets:
$5. Information: 478-0141.
‘Shakespeare on the Rocks’ — Sept.
10-25, Ysleta ISD Fine Arts Amphitheater,
8455 Alameda. Performances are 8 p.m.
Tickets: $6-$10. Information: 434-9715 or Disney Live! “Mickey’s Rockin’ Road
“Othello” is Friday, Sept. 10, Saturday, Sept. Show — 7 p.m. Friday, and noon and 3 p.m.
18 and Sunday, Sept. 26. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17-19, Abraham
“Twelfth Night” is Saturday, Sept. 11, Sunday, Chavez Theatre, Tickets: $24.21-$46.92
Sept. 19, and Friday, Sept. 24. (Ticketmaster). Information:
“Romeo and Juliet” is Sunday, Sept. 12,
Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta — Saturday,
Friday, Sept. 17, and Saturday, Sept. 25.
Sept. 18, at Franklin Mountains State Park’s
A Renaissance Fair is 6 to 10 p.m. Friday,
Tom Mays Section. Information: 521-1881 (El
through Sunday, Sept. 24-26.
Paso Zoo) or
Sun City Regional Classic — The body Art in the Park — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
building and figure championships are 6 to 9
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18-19, at
p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, Magoffin Auditorium.
Memorial Park Reserve, 3100 Copper.
Entry forms/information: 449-7688.
Information: 533-3311.
German-American Night Run — 8K run Lincoln Park Day — 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
and 5K fun walk are at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept.
Sunday, Sept. 19, at Lincoln Park (Chicano
11, at Kelly Park, Fort Bliss. Information: 568-
Park), 4001 Durazo. Car show, Chicano art
0259, 568-4508 or
exhibits, community, booths, Danza Azteca,
‘Opera for All’ — El Paso Opera’s gala per- folklorico, matachines and live music.
formance is Saturday, Sept. 11, Plaza Theatre. Admission is free. Information: 204-1584.
Information: 581-5534 or
El Paso Ford Dealers Southwestern
Woman’s Club Fall Festival — 10 a.m. to International PRCA Rodeo — Sept. 23-
5 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, 26, Cohen Stadium. Information: 755-2000 or
Sept. 11-12, Woman’s Club, 1400 N. Mesa.
Admission: $3. Information: 532-6131.
El Paso Symphony Orchestra – 7:30 p.m.
Starr’s Country Fair — 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24-25, in the Plaza
Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. Theatre, with guest pianist Valentina Lisitsa.
11-12, at Starr Western Wear, 11751 Gateway Information: 532-3776 or
West. Information: 533-0113, ext. 27.
Memory Walk 2010 — Sunday, Sept. 25,
Jazz on the Rocks — 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. at La Viña Winery, 4201 S. Hwy 28, La Union,
12, at McKelligon Canyon with Willie N.M. Information: 544-1799.
Hernandez and Jazz Puerto Rico and the
Elephant Festival — Saturday and Sunday,
Havana Quintet. Tickets: $9-$10. Information:
Sept. 25-26, at the El Paso Zoo. Information: ( ) *
532-8156 or 521-1850, or
Mexican Independence Day — The " & "!%
Kermezaar — Sept. 25-26 at El Maida
200th anniversary celebration of Mexican )
Shrine, 6331 Alabama, benefiting the
Independence begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday,
International Museum of Art. Hours are 9 a.m. !!"'!
Sept. 15, San Jacinto Plaza, downtown El Paso.
to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. "! "'$
Admission is free. Information: 533-6311.
Sunday. Admission: $3-$4. Information: 543-
El Paso International Mariachi Festival 6747 or ""
— The festival celebrating the region’s mariachi #
Arts International 2010 — Sept. 25-
heritage is Sept. 15-19 throughout Arts
Oct. 15, at the Union Depot, 809 W. Yandell. , %" !
Festival Plaza. Main concert is 7 p.m. Saturday
Information: 534-7377.
in the Plaza Theatre. Information: ! "'$ ) *
Chile Pepper Challenge — The El Paso
Dwight Yoakum — 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, ! )% && $
Bicycle Club’s annual Big Ride is Sunday, Sept.
at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 122 S. %' % $ &
26, with distances of 100, 62, 50, 34 and 10
#% ! "
Information: EXECUTIVE

‘Desde España’ — Flamenco guitarist
souvenir shop. Information: 568-8923. BY ABDULWILLIAMS

Salvadora Velasco performs at 7:30 p.m.

¡Viva México! — 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sunday, Sept. 26, at the Chamizal National
and 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17-19, at the Memorial. Tickets: $8. Information: 532-7273.
Chamizal National Memorial. Singers, dancers,
Jack Hanna — El Paso Zoo presents an
choral groups and actors. Admission: $12.
evening with the famous zookeeper Tuesday,
Information: 772-3905, 329-7774.
Sept. 28, Plaza Theater. Information: 532-8156.

August 2010 El Paso Scene Page 49
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Affordable Chiropractic 20 Furrs Family Dining 34 Pizazz 51
Alamogordo Chamber 39 Geico 31 Plaza Theatre 2
Alma Calderon 37 Georgetown Cabins 11 Postal Annex 21
Ann’s Est. & Mov’g Sales 47 Glass Goodies 23 Precision Prosthetics 32
Antonio Soegaard-Torres 22 Hal Marcus Gallery 38 Prestige Women’s Health 3
Ardovino’s Desert Crossing 13 Hans Martial Arts 31 PTEP 15
Ardovino’s Pizza 19 Harvest Wine Festival 17 Bill Rakocy 34
Around and About Tours 6 HC Kiwanis Bingo 20 Real Estate El Paso 32
ATMAS Healing 26 Health Matters 44 Reidsan Dog Training 37
Barnett Harley Davidson 51 Inn of the Mountain Gods 39 Ronda Brown 35
Baskin Robbins 24 Inside Out Designs Inc. 21 Rubin Gallery 21
BeadCounter 23 Int'l Quality Products 41 Ruidoso River Resort 25
Beauty Solutions 6 Jr. League of El Paso 36 San Elizario artists 26
Book Publishers of EP 45 Keeble Services 18 Sasahara Studio & Gallery 13
The Book Rack 45 KTEP 48 Sexy Jeans 28
The Bookery 45 La Tierra Café 19 SF's Cosmetics 41
Border Aids Partnership 15 Lancers Club 30 Shakespeare on the Rocks 51
Cattleman's 5 Laura Wiener 5 Shundo Dance Studio 47
Cecila Burgos LPC 4 Lola Productions 52 Silver City MainStreet 16
Cert. Training with Danny 16 Lottery Ticket 49 Ski Run Road Challenge 37
Cirque du Soleil 9 Lynx Exhibits 42 SportClips 50
COAS 45 The Marketplace 23 Stahmanns Farms 5
The Crystal Store 33 Martha Garcia 36 Sun City Women's Health 14
Domino’s 30 Mesa Street Antique 46 Sun. Pk Racetrack 7
Edible Arrangements 40 Mesilla Book Center 45 Sunrise Games & Comics 35
El Paso Art Association 35 Metta Massage 26 SW Liposculpture 43
EP Conservatory of Dance 11 Mike's Music 6 Telemates 49
EP Conv & Perf Arts Ctr 52 Mind/Body Studio 3 Teresa Fernandez 24
El Paso Playhouse 6 Nathan Young Violins 16 UTEP Athletics 38
El Paso Saddleblanket 18 Nayda’s Gems & Stones 23 UTEP Special Events 20
El Paso Zoo 28 New Image Laser 29 Vanities 12
Elegant Consignments 23 New York Life 18 Village Inn 47
EP Cellulite Center 10 Pat Olchefski-Winston 15 Walgreens 40
Etcetera 43 Marie Otero 19 Western Traders 35
Executive Singles 33 Paseo Christian Church 8 Wholesome Body 41

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EZSportsbook 19 Perkins Jewelry Supply 37 Wyler Aerial Tramway 18
Facial Spa by Susana 33 PhiDev Inc 32 Yoga for Life 8
Fort Stanton 8 Phoenix Dawn 29
Fountain Theatre 32 Pilates International 11

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