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Your monthly guide to community

entertainment, recreation & culture

Impressions of
the Lower Valley
By Alberto Escamilla
Clockwise from left: San Lorenzo,
Billy the Kid, Cotton Field Fall Tree,
My Grandmothers Back Yard

Explore the Valley Plaza Film Festival AUGUST

There are more than missions to Special guests include Richard
discover in El Pasos Lower Valley. Dreyfuss, Kathleen Turner and
Pages 21-23 El Paso native Don Bluth.
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and entertainment also featured. Admission: $5 Setup is 7:30 to 10 a.m. Awards at 1:30 p.m.
(age 12 and younger free). Information: 449- Music, food and drinks and kids activities.

1032 or Spectator admission is free. Information:
august 2017 Preregistration for indoors show is $40 in
advance only. Preregistration for outdoors: $25
Robert, 208-2293 or Eddie, 203-5557.
Entry fee for participants: $25.
($30 day of show).
St. Nicholas Greek Food Festival
ROUNDUP Fiesta de San Lorenzo The annual fies-
ta at San Lorenzo Catholic Church in Clint is
The 31st annual festival of vibrant Greek cul-
ture is Aug. 25-27 at the Greek Orthodox
Roundup 3-10
noon to midnight Friday through Sunday, Aug. Church of St. Nicholas, 124 S. Festival. Hours
Behind the Scene 4
11-13. Admission is free. Information: 851- are 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Scene Spotlight 4
2255 or Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Admission Heres the Ticket 11-13
One of El Paso Countys oldest traditions, the is free; advance food ticket online for $20 with Program Notes 14
event includes food, games, rides, matachines, POC; $22 when purchased pre-festival. Viva Jurez 15
loteria and live music throughout the weekend. Information: 833-0882, 539-1491 or on
This year, the fiesta will host the Yupik Facebook at EP Greek Food Fest.
Music 16-17
dancers from Alaska Saturday and Sunday. Dance 17
Procession is about 4 a.m. Thursday, Aug.
Minerpalooza 2017 UTEPs 27th annual Sports 18-19
back-to-school bash and pep rally 6 p.m. to
10, with mass at 6 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
midnight Friday, Sept. 1, in P-9 parking lot on Taking a Look Back 20
To get there, take the Clint exit from I-10 and
the UTEP campus. The family friendly event Feature:
El Pasos Lower Valley 21-23
follow the Mission Trail signs.
features fall sports teams, games, information
John Wesley Hardins Demise The booths and appearances by UTEP athletes, Nature 24-25
El Pasos International Festival
Latino El Paso hosts the celebration of world
Concordia Heritage Associations John Wesley along with live entertainment and family activi- At the Museum 26-27
Hardin Secret Society annual commemora- ties. Admission is free; food and some activities
music styles 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at tion is 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Concordia sold separately. Miner game tickets will be sold.
Southwest Art Scene 28-31
New Underground Lounge, 500 San Francisc, Cemetery, 3700 Yandell. The event marks the Entertainment to be announced. Information: Gallery Talk 30
with merengue, bachata, salsa, cumbias and infamous gunslingers 1895 fatal shooting with a 747-5648, or on Facebook. History Lessons 31
Keep on Bookin' 32
reggaeton sounds, vendors, food trucks, drinks, special gravesite ceremony and reenactment by
dominos, jumping balloons, mechanical bull and Great American Rockabilly Riot The
more. Performers include Dj Geezee, La Guira,
Six Guns and Shady Ladies and historians.
6th annual Kustom Kulture Extravaganza, host- El Paso FishNet 32
There will also be the annual Toast to John
Sobredosis, Sonora Skandalo, Dj Beto and Dj Wesley. Short ghost tour follows. Bring lawn
ed by Hardknocks Car Club, is Saturday and On Stage 33
Kraze. Admission: $10 (free for age 10 and chairs, flashlight and closed-toe shoes. Old
Sunday, Sept. 2-3, at El Paso County Stage Talk 34
younger). Information: West attire encouraged. Admission: $5 ($2 mili-
Coliseum, with a Kustom Car and Motorcycle Liner Notes 35
Show, vendors, food trucks and a Kiddie
Import-Dub Autoshow The 3rd annual tary, students, seniors; free for age 11 and
Corral. All ages welcome; age 12 and younger Film Scene 35-36
indoor/outdoor show is noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, younger). Information: 581-7920, 591-2326 or
free. Tickets: $20 per day; $35 for both September preview 37
Aug. 6, at El Paso County Coliseum, hosted by
days(Ticketmaster). Information, pin-up pag-
Scene Users Guide 34
Western Tech and Allstate. Categories include Vista College Car Show The 4th annual eant and car show registration: rockabillyri-
imports, domestic tuners, domestic sports,
muscle cars and more. Food trucks, vendor and
car show benefiting the American Heart Advertiser Index 38
Association is 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday,
exhibit booths, beer garden, dance competition Aug. 19, at Vista College, 6101 Montana.
Subscription Form 38
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August 2017 El Paso Scene Page 3

n a previous career, our current presi-
El Paso Psychic Fair The fair featuring dent was most famous for the phrase
Youre fired. As a politician and
tweeter, his most enduring phrase so far
more than 12 professional intuitive and psy-

has been Fake News!

chic readers from Texas and New Mexico is
As a long-time journalist, I suppose I
Aug. 19-20 at Hawthorn Inn. Page 9.
should be offended, but actually I wish
more people were on the lookout for fake
Ysleta High School Class of 1967 The
Scene Spotlight highlights events Ysleta classs 50th reunion is Aug. 19 at
news. I just wish they had a better defini-
advertised in this issue. tion of what it is.
Ventanas Restaurant at Sunland Park
Racetrack and Casino. A special Western The most obvious category of fake
Plaza Classic Film Festival The 10th Caribbean Cruise is planned Sept. 17-24. news is absolute fiction. Classic exam-
anniversary of the worlds largest film festival Page 23. ples are urban legends, such as tales of
is Aug. 3-13 at the Plaza Theatre and other sewer-dwelling alligators and vanishing
locations, with movie screenings, live music, Once On This Island El Paso hitchhikers. Outside of certain supermar-
Community College Performers Studio pres- ket tabloids, such stories rarely ever made
Stories based on nothing more than peo-
autograph sessions, discussions, and more.
ents the musical by Lyn Ahrens and Stephen it to the level of news until the internet
came along. Then they began going viral. ples opinions. No new facts, just people
Special guests Richard Dreyfuss, Kathleen
Flaherty Thursdays through Sundays, Aug.
Even the conventional media get arguing over whats right or wrong. This
Turner and animators Don Bluth and Gary
includes the majority of what passes for
24-Sept. 3 at Transmountain Forum
involved at that point. The fictional story
Goldman Page 40.
becomes news once it starts becoming political news. TV news shows invite
Theater. Directed by Keith Townsend. Page
extremists from opposing sides just to
Silver City Labor Day Weekend
cited as truth. Examples: The U.S. gov-
ernment blew up the World Trade Center. add drama, without ever adding insight.
Page 2.
Rehashes of old news. Local newspa-
Hal Marcus Gallery Showing Aug. 31-
Obama was a Muslim born in Kenya. Top
Sept. 1-3: Southwest Print Fiesta
Democrats ran a child sex ring based out pers have long been guilty of this. Theyll
Sept. 2: Taste of Silver City, Downtown Jan 12 is el paso miniatures, small works
Sept. 2-4: 2017 Gem and Mineral Show at by several regional artists. Opening reception
of a Washington, D.C. pizzeria. All of take the slightest new development in an
Grant County Veterans Memorial is Aug. 31. Page 28. these fake news stories were covered ongoing story and paste on dozens of
Conference Center. by conventional news media. inches of copy from past stories.
Real Women Have Curves El Paso
If a story has no basis in fact, the easiest False narratives. This is by far the
The Yeoman and the Guard Gilbert Playhouse presents the play by Josefina
way to get it into the news is to report on largest category of fake news. Heres
and Sullivan Company of El Pasos 48th Lopez Sept. 8-Oct. 1. Page 27. the fact that the story exists at all. A the dirty little secret of journalism: Facts
annual production presents the classical rumor become news if enough people are dont make news, stories do.
operetta for the first time in the companys La Union Maze The 2017 corn maze
talking about it. Heres a classic example from decades
history July 28-Aug. 6, at Chamizal National celebrates El Paso Chihuahuas weekends
Why does such fake news get any trac- ago. Gerald Ford was the most accom-
Memorial. Page 13. Sept. 23-Nov. 5 in La Union. Also open tion at all? Because people are willing to plished athlete ever to serve as president
weekdays by appointment for field trips, and believe anything that supports their point (he was a star football player on a nation-
Magoffin Home State Historic Site to the public for Columbus Day Oct. 9. of view. Weve stopped caring about al championship college team), but after a
Page 26. Page 14. facts. We only care about proving our- couple of mishaps were caught on cam-
Aug. 4: Building With Dirt selves to be right even if that means era, he suffered a reputation as our clum-
Aug. 5: Hands-on Fencing Demonstration Southern New Mexico believing stories that are totally wrong. siest president. Nothing was further from
In my 40 years of studying and working the truth, but once the narrative was
established, every time he tripped or fell
Aug. 11: Tea Time with Ms. Sharon
Alto Artists Studio Tour The 14th in journalism, very few reporters are
became news. Or fake news, depending
Aug. 12: Yoga with Rebecca Hendricks.
annual tour is Aug. 3-6 featuring studios and guilty of inventing news. Occasionally
Safe a Life Telethon Humane Society of galleries in Alto, Ruidoso area and through- one gets caught making up quotes by a on your point of view.
El Paso hosts its telethon Aug. 5 on KVIA. out Lincoln County. Page 7. non-existent anonymous source and in That was a fairly trivial example, but we
such cases the punishment is an automat- do the same when we commit to a narra-
tive that brands a president as a savior or
Page 3.
Fort Bayard Birthday Fort Bayard ic loss of job. But theres little penalty for
Summer Fest 17 El Paso Pro-Musica National Historic Landmark celebrates its quoting a real person whos passing on a a scoundrel. Or decides that police are
hosts Zuill Bailey and guest artists Martin 151st birthday Aug. 18-19, with a special story that has no merit. always right or always wrong. Or says
There are other definitions of fake members of one political party are greedy
and evil, and the others are stupid and
Sher, Ben Breen and Awadagin Pratt Aug. 8- movie screening Friday, and walking tours,
news that dont involve lies. A lot of
lazy. In a polarized society, narratives
12 with a series of performances throughout
what we call news isnt really news at
games, presentations and other special

all, although it may be completely true. come first, facts later (if at all).
the city. Page 14. events Saturday. Page 5.

August 2017
Crossland Gallery Showing Aug. 11- Southwest Print Fiesta The event fea-

Randy Limbird
Sept. 23 at El Paso Art Associations gallery turing printmaking demos, workshops, chil-
is Fresh Faces 2 (hybrid) with opening drens activities, a steamroller street printing
Editor and Publisher
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EPAA general meeting is Aug. 27. to entertainment, recreation and culture in Albert Martinez
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Classical Mystery Tour El Paso
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El Paso Scene
Symphony Orchestra presents the critically Flickinger Premier Series Flickinger
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acclaimed tribute to The Beatles Aug. 19 at Center for Performing Arts in Alamogordo
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Page 4 El Paso Scene August 2017

August Roundup dances at 10 p.m. Admission: $8 general admis-
sion ($3 ages 12 and younger); available at the
Contd from Page 3 gate only. Reserve seats: $12.
Parade is 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, along
New this year is a Lucky 13 Gaming Area pre-
Tenth Street.
sented by Dave and Busters, local and national
tattoo artists, fashion shows, roller derby, and a The Great SW UN-Eclipse RV Rally
car parts swap. The NM Museum of Space History hosts a
Saturdays headliner is Tiger Army, with multi-day rally highlighting Otero County desti-
Gamblers Marks, Reno Divorce, Sorry About nations Friday through Monday, Aug. 18-21,
You Sister and Fixed Idea. coinciding with the total solar eclipse Aug. 21,
Sundays Headliners are The Paladins with The with motor coach tours to White Sands
Octanes, Star Mountain Dreamers, The National Monument, Cloudcroft and other area
Devotions and The Pinsetters. attractions, along with catered dinners, muse-
um tours, a model rocket building class, star
Last Thursdays The Downtown monthly party, movie under the stars and more. The
evening art walk includes nearly two dozen
last day wraps up with model rocket launching
pubs, restaurants, stores and galleries.
in the morning, followed by an eclipse presen-
Admission is free to most events. Information:
tation in the theater and a live NASA feed of
the eclipse as it happens.
Southern New Mexico
Registration fees include on-site dry camping,
motor coach tours, admission fees, three din-
Old Lincoln Days The 77th annual cele- ners, one lunch, model rockets, and activity
bration of Lincolns Wild West heritage is Aug. fees. Tickets: $310 ($285 museum members),
4-6 in Lincoln, N.M., a restored Western town $570 couples ($540 members), $285 ages 12-
famous for the bloody Lincoln County Wars of 18 ($275 members) and $150 age 11 and
1878 and the escape of Billy the Kid after he younger ($125 members). All proceeds benefit
was sentenced to die by hanging. The town, the International Space Hall of Fame
maintained by the Lincoln State Monument and Foundation. Information: (575) 437-2840, 1-
Lincoln County Heritage Trust, is on U.S. 380 877-333-6589, or on
about 30 minutes from Ruidoso. The event fea- Facebook.
tures, vendors, food, living history demonstra-
Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta The
tions, wagon rides and more 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
37th annual regatta is 7 a.m. Saturday and
daily, with a parade at 11 a.m. Sunday.
Sunday, Aug. 19-20 at Lions Beach, Elephant
Information: (575) 653-4372 or billythekid-
Butte Lake State Park. Events include competi- or on Facebook.
tions, mass ascension of hot-air balloons, ven-
The Last Escape of Billy the Kid folk pag-
dors, arts and crafts, food, music and balloon-
eant is 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3
boat relay and more. Park entrance fee applies.
p.m. Sunday on the pageant grounds. Pageant
Information: (575) 744-5923, or on
admission: $10 ($6 ages 6-12; free for age 5
and younger).
New Mexico Flavor Fest Saturday and
Art & Wine in the Cool Pines The Sunday, Aug. 19-20, at Eagle Creek Outdoor
wine and art festival is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sports Complex, in Ruidoso, featuring more
Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5-6,
than 40 New Mexico beers and wine, food,
at Sacramento Mountain Historical Museum in
including barbecue, Mexican foods, tacos, and
Cloudcroft, N.M. with art, wine, food and live
green chile cheeseburgers, as well as live per-
music by Bo Rivers and Gloria Woods. Tickets
formers, body art, live art, fashion shows,
per day: $12 in advance; $15 at the door
prizes, family activities and more. Tickets: $23-
(includes wine glass). Information: Cloudcroft
$30; camp sites are $10-$40; kids 12 and
Chamber of Commerce, (575) 682-2733 or
younger admitted free (must be accompanied
by paying adult). VIP lounge offered; $75.
Lincoln County Fair The 64th annual Information: (844) 524-7253 or Fort Bayard's 151st Birthday
fair is Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 9-
12, at the County Fairgrounds at 5th and Hwy Live music by Red Light Cameras, CW Ayon
48 in Capitan, N.M. (north of Ruidoso), featur- with Trio, Homegrown Boyz, Tradd Tiddwell, August 18 - 19
ing exhibits in several livestock categories. Delany Davis, Malachi Martin, Seek the Fire, DJ

Friday, Aug. 18
Admission is free. Information: (575) 648-2311 B-Fresh and DJ Randee.
Run to the Copper Country Car Show
Carrizozo Festival and Artists Studio Tour The 25th annual car show is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fort Bayard Theater
The 3rd annual festival and artists studio tour Saturday, Aug. 19, at Gough Park in Silver 7 pm: Movie Screening
is 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 City, N.M., sponsored by Copper Country
The Buffalo Soldiers
p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12-13, throughout Cruizers. Admission is free; registration is $35

Saturday, Aug. 19
Carrizozo, N.M. with live music and dance, a per car. Information/registration: (575) 313-
street dance and fireworks Saturday. All events 9700, (575) 574-2186 or coppercountrycruiz- or on Facebook.
9:30 am: Flag Ceremony
are free and family friendly. Look for streamers
marking the locations. A historical homes tour
is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Information:
Great American Duck Race The 38th Followed by walking tours
and museum visits.
annual running of the ducks is Thursday
(575) 336-4061 or on Facebook at Carrizozo
through Sunday, Aug. 24-27, in Deming, N.M.
Works or Carrizozo Art.
This years theme is Race the Rail. Admission Experience old-fashioned
Otero County Fair The 78th annual fair is free for spectators, and anyone can be a Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark games and toys.
and rodeo is Wednesday through Saturday, duck racer for just $5. The ducks are provided; U.S. Hwy 180 (6 miles east of Silver City)
Aug. 16-19 at the fairgrounds in Alamogordo, dont bring one. Call for entry forms. 11 am: Presentation on
N.M. with various livestock shows, exhibits, a Information: (888) 345-1125, (575) 544-0469 Fort Bayard Museum and Tours offered Saturdays
Lt. Henry Wright
at 9:30 a.m. Museum open 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m Saturday,
frontier village, amusement rides, queen pag- or
eant, a pet show and more. Information: (575) The Tournament of Ducks Parade is at 10
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays and Mondays.
Other hours available to groups by appointment.
11:45 am - 1 pm:
434-0788 or a.m. Saturday in downtown Deming.
For more
Enjoy Birthday Cake
The fairgrounds are off U.S. 54 on the north Live Duck Races and Water Races are noon
side of town, across from White Sands Mall. to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon information: 6 pm: Dinner at theater
Ranch rodeo performances are 7 p.m. Sunday at McKinley Duck Downs. Duck Race (575) 388-4477 followed by presentation on
(575) 056-3294
Wednesday and Thursday, and 8 p.m. Friday eliminations and finals are 3 p.m. Sunday. The Victorio Campaign
(575) 574-8779
and Saturday, followed by country street Please see Page 6
August 2017 El Paso Scene Page 5
August Roundup Cruces. Admission: $15 in advance; $20 at the
gate, includes souvenir wine glass. Non
Contd from Page 5 drinkers and age 16-21 are $5 in advance or at
the gate. Military $12 in advance; $17 at the
Other events include Duck Royalty Pageants
gate (with valid current DoD ID). Miners must
Thursday, carnival and vendors daily, hot air
be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. All
balloon rally, 5K race, outhouse races, tortilla
adults must have valid ID, regardless of age;
toss and more.
designated drivers encouraged. No pets, cool-
Las Cruces Comic Con Actors Gary ers or open containers allowed. Information:
Busey and Mindy Sterling are featured guests (575) 649-8994,,
for Las Cruces Comic Con 2017 Aug. 25-27, or on Facebook.
at Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E To get to the fairgrounds, take I-10 West
University, Las Cruces, with an artists alley, toward Deming, then take the fairgrounds exit
autographs and photo ops, crafting, panel dis- and follow the signs.
cussions, seminars and workshops, gaming and
Hatch Chile Festival The chile capital
more. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to
of the worlds 46th annual celebration is 11
7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3,
Tickets: $15 Friday; $25 Saturday; $20 Sunday;
at the Hatch Airport on N.M. Hwy 26, 1 1/2
$50 three-day pass or $80 VIP pass (prices at
miles west of Hatch. Admission; $10 carload
the door increase by $5). Ages 10 and younger
(good for both days). Information: (575) 267-
free. Information: (575) 405-0461 or
5483, or on Facebook. or on Facebook.
Featured artist is Patrick Ballesteros, known Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral
for his nostalgic pop culture paintings. Show Grant County Rolling Stones Gem
Other guests include artist David Finch, writer and Mineral Societys 34th annual show in
Meredith Finch, Ming Chen of Comic Book Silver City, N.M. is Sept. 2-4 at the newly
Men, and actor Dante Basco. remodeled Grand County Veterans Memorial
Costume contest is 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. Conference Center, 3031 U.S. 180 E in Silver
Online registration ends Aug. 1 (no on-site reg- City. The show offers more than 40 vendors,
istration). auctions, exhibits and demonstrations, as well
as the Wheel of Fortune. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5
The Las Cruces Fun Hunt The 24- p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, and
hour scavenger hunt hosted by Las Cruces
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Admission is free.
Event Planning is Saturday and Sunday, Aug.
26-27. Teams of up to 8 people get a list of
Rockhounding and educational field trips
about 250 tasks of things to do, find, take pic-
offered each day.
tures of, etc. Completed tasks will be submit-
ted via Instagram. The team that racks up the Taste of Downtown Silver City The
most points at the end of the 24 hours wins. 16 annual event is 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Any age may compete, but there must be at Saturday, Sept. 2, in downtown Silver City.
least one person 18-years-old or older on each The event features food samples from various
team. Cost: $150 per tem by 4 p.m. Aug. 1; menu items from different restaurants and
$175 per team after. Information: (575) 522- shops, vendors and more. Tickets: $20, avail-
1232 or able at Information:
Registration day is 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, (575) 534-9005.
Aug. 26. A Finish Line Festival completes the
event with food, and arts and crafts vendors,
End of Summer Bash Inn of the
Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M. hosts its
kids area and award ceremony.
Labor Day weekend bash 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday,
Cottonwood Festival The 27th annual Sept. 3, with concessions, jumping balloons,
Labor Day Weekend arts and craft festival is live music on the lawn, fireworks at 9 p.m.
Sept. 1-3, in Alameda Park, alongside White Admission is free 9 (jumping balloon $10 per
Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70) in Alamogordo. Hours person); all ages welcome. Information: 1-877-
are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 277-5677 or
Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
West Texas
Admission is free. Information: (575) 437-6120,
1-800-826-0294 or
Big Bend Ranch Rodeo The annual
Southwest Print Fiesta Mimbres
Working Ranch Cowboy Association-sanc-
Region Arts Council hosts the gathering togeth-
tioned rodeo is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday,
er of more than 20 regional and local printmak-
Aug. 11-12, at the Sul Ross State University
ers noon to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday,
S.A.L.E. arena, Hwy 90 E, in Alpine. Tickets:
Sept. 1-3, at Seedboat Gallery, 214 Yankie, in
$10; free for age 12 and younger. Cutting
Silver City, N.M. celebrating the art of print-
horse competition is 8 a.m. Friday at the 06
making through demonstrations, workshops.
Flats Arena. Information: (432) 364-2696, big-
childrens activities steamroller street printing or on Facebook.
event, artisan marketplace and more.
Cowboy Church service at 10:30 a.m.
Admission is free; artists work available starting
Sunday, Aug. 13.
at $10 and up. Information: (575) 538-2505, or on Facebook. Marfa Lights Festival The 31st annual
Artisan market place is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 festival that pays tribute to Marfas mysterious
to 5 p.m. Saturday. Workshops Sunday. lights is Friday through Sunday, Sept. 1-3, in
Marfa, Texas. Activities over the Labor Day
Cloudcroft Labor Day Hoopla The
Weekend include food and crafts booths, a
annual family party is 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
main street parade, contests, concerts and
Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2-
street dances in the Presidio Courthouse area.
3, on Burro Avenue in Cloudcroft. Admission is
free. Information: (575) 682-2733 or 1-866-
Events begin at 5 p.m. Friday, with vendors
682-8777 or
beginning at noon Saturday and Sunday. Food
Harvest Wine Fest The New Mexico and craft vendors, street dances Friday and
Wine Growers Association presents its Labor Saturday nights. The annual Parade on Highland
Day Weekend festival 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. is 10 a.m. Saturday
Saturday through Monday, Sept. 2-4, at the
Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Las Please see Page 7
Page 6 El Paso Scene August 2017
August Roundup Chamizal Asks: What Do You Think?
A presentation on a new Chamizal National
Contd from Page 6 Memorial outreach plan is 7 p.m. Wednesday,
Aug. 16, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800
Something for everyone
S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information:

El Paso School of Power and Love - Chamizal Junior Ranger Saturday

Harvest Christian Church, 1345 New Harvest Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San
Place, hosts its 2017 conference Aug. 2-5, Marcial, invites families to explore various
with speakers Todd White, Chris Gore, Tom world cultures for kids age 5 to 11 at 11 a.m.
Ruotolo. Hours are 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday to noon the third Saturday of the month (Aug.
and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through 19). The 45-minute Junior Ranger program
Saturday. Cost: $40 early registration. offers a different activity such as games, walks,
Registration at experiments or craft. Admission is free, but
Information: 585-9934. space is limited. Reservations recommended.
Information/reservations: 532-7273 or
WVA Appleseed Clinic Revolutionary
War Veterans Association of El Paso will host
an intensive, fundamental two-day rifle marks- Bienvivir Open House Bienvivir, and
manship course 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and all-inclusive senior health program at 2300
Sunday, Aug. 5-6, at Mission Del Paso McKinley, hosts a family open house and for
Campus, 10700 Gateway East of EPCC. Open the public to see their facilities and services 9
to all shooting sport enthusiasts. Families wel- a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, Admission is
come. Class size restricted. Cost: $60; $20 free. Information: 562-3444 or
active military, Guard, Reserves, LEO, disabled,
El Paseo de Casas El Paso Association of
youth. Information:
Builders 2017 Parade of Homes run Aug. 26-
Smeltertown-Buenavista Reunion
The historic neighborhoods will host the annual
Sept. 10. Call for locations or to RSVP.
Information: 778-5387 or
reunion 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Aug. 5,
at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casinos
Vegetarian Society of El Paso The
society hosts a dinner and movie 6 to 9 p.m.

Signature Ballroom, with music by the
Saturday, Aug. 26, at Radisson Airport, 1770
Starliners. Tickets: $20. Information: 433-0649
Airway, with vegan buffet followed by a screen-
or Facebook, SmeltertownBuenaVistaReunion.
ing of What The Health. Admission: $25 ($22
Governors Small Business Forum members). Reservations: 877-3030 or
The Office of the Governor and El Pasos 7+856'$<$8*
ALFC Thrive Conference Abundant
Economic Development Department host the
Living Faith Centers annual convention, is
forum 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug.
Aug. 30-Sept. 3, at 1000 Valley Crest.
10, at El Paso Convention Center, 1 Civic
Conference service times are 7 p.m. Tuesday;
Center Plaza. Cost: $50 includes lunch and
9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; 5
parking. Information:
p.m. Saturday and 8:30. 10:30 a.m. and 12:30
Weekend of Workshops Vista Hills p.m. Sunday. Information: 532-8543,
Homeschool Ministry hosts workshops for kids, or on Facebook.
teens, and adults 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 to
Latinitas In Progress Latinas in Progress
6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11-12, at Open Gate
(LIP) exposes Latinas in their senior year of
Community Church 9821 McCombs. Tickets:
high school to college life and provides them
$20 (age 4 and younger and dads free).
with the tools needed to succeed in their per-
Back to School weekend Downtown sonal and professional life. The LIP Education
El Paso DMD hosts a back-to-school event 11 Series consists of five learning sessions, city-
a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, on Fourth wide volunteer opportunities, and mentors.
Street, between El Paso and Oregon Streets, Deadline to apply is Sept. 1. Information: 219-
with food, music, shopping, cosplayers, family 8554, or
activities, a fashion show and more.
Information: 915-400-2294 or on Facebook at
El Paso High School reunion El Paso
Downtown El Paso DMD.
High Schools Class of 87 hosts its 30-year
Etiquette Course Joann Wardy School of reunion with the main event at 7 p.m.
Etiquette and Enrichment hosts a two-day Saturday, Sept. 23, at Ardovinos Desert
Basic Etiquette and Dining Skills for Success Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park.
course Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12-13. Tickets: $50; available at
Cost: $295 (includes a five course tutorial Information: (703)
luncheon). Information: 355-0992, joan- 350-3470 or on Facebook at EPHS Class of 87 or Reunion.
Basic Etiquette portion is 10 a.m. to noon
Austin High School 50th Reunion
Saturday at 1116 Los Jardines Circle.
The Austin High Class of 1967s 50th reunion is
Dining Skills for Success portion is 10 a.m. to
Oct. 27-29. Details: 383-8683 or austinhsre-
1 p.m. Sunday at Mesa Street Grill, 3800 N.
Mesa, Suite D1.
El Paso Crohns & Autoimmune
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Disease Support Group The group
UTEP Fall classes begin Sept. 6 for the meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of the
popular UTEP program that offers non-credit
month (Aug. 15) at Texas Tech University
classes for people age 50 or older. Registration
Health Sciences Center, 4800 Alberta, Paul
runs Aug. 14-15, and is $70 for as many
Foster Education Building, Room 211. Parking
courses desired during the 12-week term, plus
next to the clinic. Information: Carrie Wilkie,
$25 for one-time life membership fee ($25 late
(214) 708-2989,
fee after Aug. 25). Fee includes parking permit,
UTEP library card and discounts to UTEP Pranic Healing L.I.G.H.T. (Lotus
events. Institute office is in Miners Hall, Room Integrated Group for Health and
209. Office hours are 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Transformation) hosts Pranic healing Clinics at
Monday through Friday. Information: 747-
6280. Details at
Please see Page 8
August 2017 El Paso Scene Page 7
August Roundup (OFBR) runs 4 to 6 p.m. Fridays, through
Aug. 25, with shopping and eating opportuni-
Contd from Page 7 ties. Information: 588-8482.
3 p.m. the first Saturday of every month at Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market
Unity Church, 1420 Alabama (at Gold). Clinic 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and
includes an overview of Pranic Healing, fol- Saturdays along a 7-block area of Main Street,
lowed by Twin Hearts Meditation. Information Downtown. Information: (575) 541-2288 or
on Facebook at LightElPaso.
Meditation on the Twin Hearts is also offered
at 7 p.m. every fourth Wednesday of the
Downtown Artist and Farmers Market
The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural
month at Unity Church. Donations welcome.
Affairs Departments market for area artists
Bazaars and fairs and regionally grown agricultural products is 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in the Union Plaza
District along Anthony Street. Information:
Our Lady of the Light Bazaar The
212-1780 or
annual bazaar is Aug. 4-6, at Our Lady of the
Light Catholic Church, 4500 Delta. Hours are 6 All-American Gun & Western
p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and 5 to 11 Collectible Show The 27th annual show
p.m. Sunday. Information: 532-1757. is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept.
2-4, at the Ruidoso Convention Center, 111
Santa Teresita Kermess The 83rd
Sierra Blanca Dr. Admission: $6 (free for under
annual kermess is bazaar is 5 to 11 p.m.
age 12). Information: (575) 257-6171 or trek-
Sunday, Aug. 6, at Santa Teresita Mission
Church, 3400 Zapal. Information: 217-5743.
Franciscan Festival of Fine Arts Holy
Sportscard and Toy Collectible Show
Cross Retreat Center, 600 Holy Cross Road in
Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at Sunland
Mesilla Park, will showcase the works of 80 to
Park Mall. Information: (916) 222-5458.
90 area artists 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and
San Judas-St. Judes bazaar St. Jude Sunday, Sept. 2-3. Information: (575) 524-
Catholic Church, 4006 Hidden Way (off 3688 or
Doniphan), hosts its 39th annual kermess
St. Anthonys Bazaar The 53rd annual
Friday through Sunday, Aug. 11-13.
Labor Day weekend festival is noon to 11 p.m.
Information, hours: 584-1095 or on Facebook
Saturday through Monday, Sept. 2-4, at the St.
at StJudeElPaso.
Anthonys Seminary, 4501 Hastings (at
Farmers Market at Ardovinos Desert Crescent). Information: 566-2261
Crossing The 14th annual market runs
Saturdays year-round at Ardovinos Desert La Via Sunday Market Noon to 4
Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, p.m. Sundays at La Via Winery, 4201 S. NM
N.M. Summer hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon. Highway 28. No outside alcohol. Dog friendly.
Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch Bring a picnic. Admission is free. Information:
available for purchase. Information: (575) 589- (575) 582-7632 or
0653 or
Yoga 9 to 10 a.m.; with massage 9 a.m. to For a good cause
noon by certified massage therapist.
Weekly events include kids coloring booth Rock the House V Isaiah House of El
and tent activities, educational talks, Master Paso hosts its 5th annual dinner and dance ben-
Gardener talks and live music. A Book efit 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at
Exchange is held the first and third Saturday of Crystal Palace Ballroom, 1550 Hawkins, Suite
the month. Bring a used book in good condi- 18. Buffet dinner served 7 to 8 p.m., followed
tion, to exchange for another. by music and dancing. Raffle items include art
Aug. 12: Cooking Demo and Thank a work created by prisoners.
Farmer event. Chef Patrick Rosser from EPCC Tickets: $30. Information: 422-8557 or isaiah-
demonstrates dishes made from items found at All proceeds benefit Isaiah
the Farmers Market. House, a faith-based transition home for men
Aug. 19: The 2nd Annual Touch A Truck. returning from incarceration.
Kids are encouraged to climb, explore and dis- Rock House Chili Cook Off Rock
cover their favorite big trucks and vehicles. House Bar & Grill, 9828 Montana, hosts its chili
Aug. 26: Master Gardeners Patio Talk on cook off benefiting Candlelighters at noon
Water Wise conservation in the gardens. Saturday, Aug. 19, with tasting starting at 4
Sept. 2: Labor Day Scavenger Hunt. p.m. Live band, 50/50 raffle and more. Tasting
Our Lady of the Valley Bazaar Our cups: $5. Information: 591-7625.
Lady of the Valley Church and School, 8600 New cooks welcome; CASI rules apply. Entry
Winchester, hosts its annual kermess 5 p.m. to fee: $20. Information: 373-0128.
midnight, Friday and Saturday, and 5 to 10 p.m. Feasts with Beasts Fiesta Western
Sunday, Aug. 18-20. Information 490-4144. Refining hosts a night of food, spirits, and live
El Paso Psychic Fair The fair is 11 a.m. entertainment by Los Arrieros Mariachi,
to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19-20, at Kikimora, Frontera Bugalu, Julio Ortiz Jazz, and
Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway, at Boeing. CROMO, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at El
Admission: $5 for both days (private readings Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano. Proceeds benefit
not included with admission). Free admission the zoo. Tickets: $125; adults only. VIP tickets:
with active duty military I.D. Information: 345- $275 (includes 6 p.m. early admission and
6245 or evening bird show and sit-down dinner).
Information: 212-0245.
Mission Trail Art Market 11 a.m. to 6
p.m. on the third Sunday of the month (Aug. Fashion for Food Jacelyns Rose
20) in the historic Veterans Memorial Plaza in Boutique, 819 West Sunset, hosts an fundraiser
San Elizario. Food and drink concessions and for El Pasoans Fighting Hunger 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
entertainment. Pets welcome. Information: Saturday, Aug. 26. Giveaways on the hour
851-0093 or (one donated can of food for each raffle ticket.
Admission is free (canned goods donations wel-
Old Fort Bliss Wagon Trails Market
The Traders Market at Old Fort Bliss Replica Please see Page 9
Page 8 El Paso Scene August 2017
August Roundup The monthly luncheon is 11 a.m. Wednesday,
Aug. 9, at Great American Steakhouse, 701 S.
Contd from Page 8 Mesa Hills Drive. Patt Robles, the clubs charter
member, will speak about the history of the
comed). Information: (469) 371-8577 or jace-
club. Newcomers welcome; reservations
required. Cost: $22. Information, reservations:
Brunch & Bingo at the Museum The 892-5178.
fundraiser for International Museum of Art,
Singles in the Son - The group develops
1211 Montana, is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27,
friendships among Christian singles ages 30 to
with host comedian Nico Adjemian. Cost: $5
50. Bible study held Thursday nights. Weekend
(includes mimosas and appetizers). Information:
events subject to change. All denominations are
543-6747 or
welcome. Membership is free. Information:
Andy, 471-1997,
Fort Bliss or on Facebook.
Saturday, Aug. 5 and 12: Dinner and
Anyone entering Fort Bliss must have a valid Classic Film Festival
drivers license, car insurance and registration. Saturday, Aug. 19: Dinner and pool
Check beforehand to see which gates are open Saturday, Aug. 26: Greek Festival.
to the public. Public access is available through
the Sheridan, Chaffee and Buffalo Soldiers gates Germania Club The Germania Club of
to West Bliss, and Biggs and Old Ironsides gates El Pasos hosts its monthly luncheon at 11:30
to East Bliss. a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Underwood
Golf Course, 3200 Coe, Fort Bliss. Newcomers
Friday at The Fire Fort Blisss Freedom welcome. Information, reservations: 755-5471.
Crossing hosts free live music featuring local The club is also planning a dinner at 5 p.m.
performers 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays at the outdoor Friday, Aug. 4, at the Edge of Texas.
fireplace. DJ music at 6 p.m. Information: 564- Reservations: 755-5471.
5311 or
July 28: Chris Baker El Paso Quilters Association The
Aug. 4: We B 4 association will meet 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday,
Aug. 11: Reflection of Motown Aug. 17, at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church,
2155 Wedgewood. Anyone interested in quilt-
Tap & Cork Craft Beer and Wine Fest ing may attend for show and tells, prizes draw-
Family and MWR Special Events hosts the ings, food and meeting other quilters.
inaugural event 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, and Admission is free. Information:(920) 279-2034.
noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5-6, at the
Centennial Banquet and Conference Center. UTEP Womans Auxiliary The auxil-
Tickets: $15 for DoD ID card holders; $18 for iary will host its Membership Coffee 10 a.m. to
general public; $20 at the door. Ticket includes noon Saturday, Aug. 19, at 3924 Flamingo.
10 samples of beer and/or wine and a compli- Anyone interested in joining the auxiliary is
mentary glass. On sale at MWRs Leisure Travel welcome to meet the members. No reserva-
Services (LTS) locations at Freedom Crossing tion required. Information: Elaine Donohue,
or Soldier Activity Center, or at 534-7911 or on Facebook at UTEP Womans Information: 588-8247. Auxiliary. The Auxiliary provides scholarships
and support to UTEP.
Retired Officers Wives Club The
social club for spouses of retired Discover El Paso The nonprofit group,
Commissioned or Warrant Officers hosts a founded in 1973, is dedicated to promoting
luncheon noon to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, things to do and see in and around El Paso.
at Fort Blisss Centennial Banquet and Information:
Conference Center, on East Fort Bliss. Bernie The annual Awards and Grants Banquet is 11
Sargent will speak on the history of El Paso. a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the Hilton
Donations of nonperishable food and school Garden Inn East, 6650 Gateway East. The com-
supplies for elementary school students will be munity is invited. Cost: $23 (by Aug. 17).
collected and distributed to the Junior Enlisted Reservations: 598-6376.
Family Center Food Bank. Wives and widows
of retired officers from any branch of service Summer fun for kids
are invited. Cost: $18. Reservations (by Aug.
Mathnasium Summer Math Program
11): 759-9728.
Programs are planned for grades 2 through
Old Fort Bliss Building 5054, corner of 12 from 2 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays,
Pershing and Pleasanton Roads, Fort Bliss. The through Aug. 25 at both the West (7250 N.
Old West days of the Soldiers of the Pass are Mesa Ste B) and East (1355 George Dieter Dr.
relived through replicas of the original adobe Ste 106) locations. Information: 590-6284 or
fort buildings and military artifacts,
Magoffinsville Post 1854 to 1868. Hours are 9
Junior Golf Camps Painted Dunes Golf
a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; by
Course, 12000 McCombs, hosts camps for kids
appointment only Saturday. Admission is free.
ages 5-17 9 to 11 a.m. Monday through
Information: 568-4518 or 588-8482 or on
Thursday, through Aug. 14. Cost: $75 per
Facebook at Old Fort Bliss.
week (includes snacks). Information: 821-2122
Club news History Camp El Paso Museum of
Westside Welcome Club The nonprof- History, 510 N. Santa Fe, offers four-day sum-
it group is a social, educational and charitable mer camps for ages 7-12 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays
organization of more than 200 women open to through Fridays, through Aug. 11. Cost: $70
both newcomers and longtime residents. Each per camp ($55 museum members).
month the club offers a newcomers coffee and Information: 212-0320 or
a luncheon. Information: westsidewelcome- tory. Aug. 1-4: Stories, Crafts, and Culture on the
The monthly free newcomers coffee is 10 Border
a.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen Aug. 8-11: Shutterbug.
& Lighting Gallery, 820 Sunland Park Drive. No
RSVP necessary. Information: (310) 405-1616.
Please see Page 10
August 2017 El Paso Scene Page 9
August Roundup Friday, Aug. 1-4. Information: elpasoartmuse- Morning sessions are 9:30 a.m. to
to 10 are 9 a.m. to noon Monday through
Friday through Aug. 11, at the El Paso Zoo,
Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed
Monday through Thursday. Information: 562-
Contd from Page 9 noon; afternoon sessions are 1 to 3:30 p.m. 4001 E. Paisano. Cost: $100 per week; $90 zoo 9899 or 566-6622.
Cost: $75 ($60 members), unless otherwise members (includes t-shirt and snacks). Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park is managed
Plaza Classic Film Camp Plaza Classic listed: Information: 212-0245 or by Texas Parks & Wildlife and is also part of
Film Festival hosts its 3rd annual film-making Aug. 1-4: Bird camp is July 31-Aug. 4. Franklin Mountains State Park.
summer camp for aspiring young filmmakers Ceramics, mornings (ages 10-13). Cost: $86 Reptile camp is Aug. 7-11.
age 9 to 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday Indian Cliffs Ranch The working cattle
($75 members).
through Friday, July 31-Aug. 11, at El Paso Camp Gan Israel Chabad Education ranch in Fabens offers a childrens zoo, buffalo,
Drawing and Painting, afternoons (ages 10-13).
Public Library Main Branch, 501 N. Oregon. Center, 6526 Escondido, hosts two-week longhorns, deer, rattlesnake pit, movie sets and
Jewelry, mornings (ages 6-9).
Information: 533-4020. Online registration at camps for Jewish youth age 2-12 9 a.m. to 3:30 the Fort Apache playground. Its also home to
Photography, afternoons (ages 6-9). p.m. Monday through Friday, Aug. 7-18; with the famous Cattlemans Steakhouse.
Zoo Camp The week-long camps, explor- swimming, and other activities to learn about Information: (915) 544-3200 or cattle-
El Paso Museum of Art The last week ing the worlds of Reptiles and Birds for ages 6 Judaism. Cost: $300 age 5-12; $240 age 2-4.
of summer camp run is Tuesday through Information: 204-6581.
Ski Apache Wind Rider The hour-long
Cave Climbing Camps Cave Climbing zip-line adventure at the Alto, N.M. ski resort
Co., 113 Executive Center, hosts camps for begins at over 11,000 feet, spanning 8,900 feet
kids age 7 and older 9 a.m. to noon Mondays in three sections, reaching speeds of up to 65
through Fridays, Aug. 7-11, to learn the basics mph. Cost is $75 ($68 children and senior, $62
of rock climbing. Information: 502-0885 or military). Minimum age is 10; height and weight limits also apply. Reservations required.
Information: (575) 464-3633 or
Next Level Athletic Camp Kilo Lift The Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero,
Barbell & Sports Club, 4316 Rosa, hosts the
N.M. also offers the Apache Eagle ZipRider,
athletic camps for high school athletes 10 a.m.
which spans 2,668 feet, lasting about three
to noon Mondays though Thursdays, through
minutes. Tickets: $40 ($37 ages 10-13 and 60-
Aug. 11. Cost: $50 per week. Information:
plus; $41 military); $91 for all-day pass.
307-4860 or
Tigua Indian Cultural Center 305
Victory Warriors Drill and Afterschool Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta
Academy Victory Warriors Academy, Mission. The center features a museum on the
9861 Dyer #12, hosts its camps a.m. through
Tigua tribe. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Aug. 11 for age 6-11 at 9861 Dyer, #10-12.
Wednesday through Sunday. Free childrens
Registration: 751-6399.
activities daily. Admission is free. Information:
El Paso Stars and Rockin Jump 859-7700,
Summer Camps Stars Haven Volleyball Yupik dancers from Bethel, Alaska will per-
Academy teams up with Rockin Jump form at 11 a.m. Saturday, and Sunday, Aug.
Trampoline Park for camps Mondays though 12-13.
Fridays, through Aug. 18. Volleyball or bas- Fresh Indian bread is on sale at the center,
ketball camps are 7 a.m. to noon, followed by made Saturday mornings. Also featured are
time at Rockin Jump (lunch provided). family-operated gift shops.
Information: 585-1080 or
Zin Valle Vineyards 7315 Hwy 28 in
Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259). Free tast-
Area attractions ings are noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino Information: 877-4544 or
1200 Futurity Dr. (Sunland Park, N.M. Hours Free music and wine tasting is 1 to 4 p.m.
are 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through selected Sundays featuring local talent. Bring a
Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday; and picnic.
10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday. July 30: James Springer.
Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. everyday. Aug. 13: Julio Ortiz
Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland- Aug. 27: Dan Lambert and the Creatures of Habit
Sept. 3: Dusty Low
Western Playland The amusement park
is at 1249 Futurity Dr. in Sunland Park, N.M. La Via Winery 4201 S. NM Highway
across from the racetrack. Tickets (tax not 28, one mile north of Vinton Road. Information:
included): $20.75 42 inches or taller or $15.90 (575) 882-7632 or
juniors 36 to 41 inches (pay one price); $5 non- The tasting room and patio are open for sales
rider admission. Individual ride tickets are and tasting of wines from noon to 5 p.m.
$2.50; rides are 1 or 2 tickets. Information: Thursday through Tuesday (closed
(575) 589-3410 or Wednesdays). Tasting fee is $5. A daily tour is
August hours are 7 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday offered at 11:30 a.m. by appointment only; the
through Fridays; 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday; 3 to 9 $10 fee includes tasting.
p.m. Sundays. Closed Aug. 21-25. La Via Sunday farmers market featuring local
September hours are 2 to 8 p.m. Saturdays in, food producers are noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.
and 2 to 7 p.m. Sundays, and Monday, Sept. 4. Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery
Wet N Wild Waterworld The water 430 La Via Road (off NM 28 between
park at 8804 S. Desert, Anthony, Texas (I-10 at markers 8 and 9), in Chamberino, N.M. Tasting
Exit 0) is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily during room open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through
summer months. Tickets: $25.99, plus tax; Monday. Information: (915) 241-4349 or som-
$20.99 kids under 48 inches tall; $4.99 age 1-3;
Seniors/picnic fee: $14.99. Information: 886- McDonald Observatory The University
2222, or on Facebook. of Texas at Austin-run observatory is located at
Now open is the new family-friendly attrac- 3640 Dark Sky Drive, near Fort Davis, Texas.
tion, Jaguar Falls, the largest attraction in the Visitor Center open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.
water parks 38-year history. Information: (432) 426-4138. Reservations,
Wyler Aerial Tramway The state park event schedule available online at mcdonaldob-
tramway, 1700 McKinley, gives passengers a
view of Texas, New Mexico and Mexico from Observatory is 185 miles from El Paso. Take
Ranger Peak, elevation 5,632 feet. Cost is $8 Highway 118 from I-10 south at Kent for a 39-
for adults and $4 for children 12 years and mile drive to observatory. The observatory and
under. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Friday and Fort Davis are on Central Time.

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For event tickets sold through Ticketmaster, Kramer .Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and
call 1-800-745-3000 or go to 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets:
Unless indicated, prices listed do not include $22.50 ($32.50 VIP); available at
service charges. Information: 799-LAFF (5233)
Vans Warped Tour 2017 The annual
music and extreme sports event returns to Las Emmanuel The Mexican singer performs p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Cruces 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at The Plaza Paso. All ages show. Tickets: $40 general The inspiring Tony- and Grammy Award-win-
the NMSU Intramural Field (next to Aggie Theatre. Tickets: $59-$231. (Ticketmaster). admission; $140 VIP; available at ning true story of Carole King is Sept. 19-24,
Memorial Stadium), featuring more seven live One dollar from each ticket sold goes to Sweet at the Plaza Theatre, as part of the Broadway in
Farruko The popular reggaeton and Latino Relief.
music stages. Several extreme sports and trap singer brings his TrapXFicante Tour to El Paso City. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
lifestyle events and displays also featured. Line- Over the past 30 years, the Southern through Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m.
the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano, California punk godfathers fronted by Mike
up may vary. Gates open at 10 a.m. Tickets: at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. Tickets: Saturday and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets:
$34.25 general admission (Ticketmaster); also Ness have all but trademarked their brand of $40-$75. Information: 231-1111,
$49.50, $59.50, $69.50 and $89.50 hard rockabilly-punk. The group broke through
at Journeys stores or online at vanswarped- (Ticketmaster). or on Facebook at in 1983 with the thrashing punk hit Mommys Broadway in El Paso.
Hunks the Show The touring male Little Monster. Their latest album is Hard Beautiful celebrates Kings remarkable rise
Miel San Marcos The popular Spanish revue comes to Speaking Rock Entertainment Times and Nursery Rhymes. to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting
Christian music group performs at 7 p.m. Center, 122 S. Old Pueblo Drive, at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 5, at El Paso County Coliseum, Guns N Roses One of the biggest rock team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her
Tuesday, Aug. 29. Doors open at 6 p.m. bands of the 90s brings its Not in this relationship with fellow writers and best friends
4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $20 (Ticketmaster). Admission is free, but ticket required for entry Lifetime Tour to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one
Cristian Castro The Latin hit vocalist due to limited capacity; age 18 and older only. Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Sun Bowl Stadium, of the most successful solo acts in popular
performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at Information: 1-800-690-2631. with opening act Texas legends ZZ Top. music history.
Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $45 to $140 Gloria Trevi and Alejandra Guzman Tickets: $62 to $743. VIP packages are $568- Toadies The Texas grunge alt rockers
(Ticketmaster). The Latin pop-rock divas perform at 8:30 p.m. $1,244. perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Tricky
Classical Mystery Tour El Paso Friday, Sept. 1, at El Paso County Coliseum. Ricardo Arjona The Guatemalan Falls, 209 S. El Paso. All shows are all-ages.
Symphony Orchestra presents the critically Tickets: $59.50, $79.50, $99.50, $125 and $150 singer/songwriters performs as part of his Tickets: $22-$25.Information: 351-9909.
acclaimed tribute to The Beatles at 8 p.m. (Ticketmaster). Circo Soledad, Tour at 8 p.m. Thursday, Tickets at
Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Plaza Theatre. Sun City Music Festival The 7th annual Sept. 7, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: Sin Bandera The Grammy-winning Latin
Tickets: $30 to $75 (Ticketmaster). electronic music festival is 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. $76.50, $96.50, $116.50 and $156.50 pop duos ltima Vez Tour is 8 p.m. Friday,
Information: 532-3776 or Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3, at Ascarate (Ticketmaster). Sept. 22, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets:
The show presents more than two dozen Park, 6900 Delta. Saturdays headliner is
Beatles tunes performed exactly as they were Luis Fonsi The Latin Grammy winning $59.50, $79.50, $99.50 and $125.
Marshmello; and Sundays headliner is Above & Puerto Rican singer, composer and dancer (Ticketmaster)..
originally recorded. Beyond. Tickets: $119 two-day pass (age 16 presents his Love + Dance World Tour at 8 Marco Antonio Solis The five-time Latin
La Arrolladora Banda Limn The and older); $189.95 VIP pass (age 21 and p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Abraham
older); available at General Grammy-winning Mexican musician performs at
Mexican music group performs at 8 p.m. Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $59.50 to $99.50; VIP
admission 16 and older; VIP passes 21 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at UTEPs Don
Saturday, Aug. 19, at El Paso County packages $149-$350. (Ticketmaster).
older. Information: Haskins Center. Tickets: $59-$119
Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $50-$60.
(Ticketmaster). Pablo Francisco The off-the-wall stand- (Ticketmaster).
Social Distortion The legendary punka- up comic performs Sept. 14-16 at the Comic
billy band performs with guest Jade Jackson at 8 Strip, 1201 Airway, with opening act Steve
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Ticket in rap, hip hop and R&B at 7 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 28, at Southwest University Park. Tickets:
Contd from Page 11 $35-$65; VIP packages $130; Salt-N-Pepa Meet
and Greet Packages $215, available at the
An Evening with Garrison Keillor Southwest University Park Box Office or south-
Spend an evening with the A Prairie Home
Companion host and one of Americas great-
est storytellers at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, Ringo Starr The former Beatles drummer
at the Plaza Theatre. Keillor regaled audiences brings his All-Starr supergroup to El Paso 8
for more than 40 years as the host of A Prairie p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at the Abraham Chavez
Home Companion, and he continues to bring Theater, as part of his fall tour. Tickets: $57.25
stories to life on public radios The Writers to $167.25; VIP packages available
Almanac. Tickets: $46.50 to $72.50 (Ticketmaster)
Latin 90s Pop Tour Some of the most
Miguel Bose The Latin Grammy-winner popular Latin pop artists of the 1990s perform
presents his Estar Tour 2017 at 8 p.m. at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at El Paso County
Wednesday, Sept. 27, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano, with OV7, Aleks
Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $55, $90, Syntek, the Sacados, Cal, Fey, JNS and a solo
$110, $160 and $190 (Ticketmaster). performance by Litzy (formerly of JNS).
Tickets: $38, $50, $65, $80, $100, $120, $140,
Wilco American Indie band Wilco performs $180 and $225 (Ticketmaster).
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at Abraham
Chavez Theatre as part of its Southern U.S. Paul Anka The legendary singer and song-
Tour supporting the acclaimed Chicago bands writer performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at
10th studio album, Schmilco. Tickets: $30 to the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $59-
$42 (Ticketmaster) $169 (Ticketmaster).

Marisela The legendary Mexican- Amanda Miguel y Diego Verdaguer

American singer performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday, The Argentine husband and wife music stars
Sept. 29, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $44 to perform at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the
$110(Ticketmaster). Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $44, $59, $79 and $97.
Disney on Ice: Follow Your Heart
El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 Paisano, Franco Escamilla The Mexican comedi-
Wednesday through Sunday, Oct. 4-8. an, musician and announcer, known as The
Thursdays performance in Spanish. Showtimes Master of Sarcasm brings his Por La
are 7:30 p.m. nightly, plus matinees 10 a.m. Anecdota show to El Paso at 7 p.m. Sunday,
Friday, noon at 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Oct. 29, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $39 to
Tickets on sale Aug. 8; (Ticketmaster) Ages 2 $125 (Ticketmaster).
and older must have ticket (costumes not per-
Mannheim Steamroller Mannheim
mitted for guests 14 and older). Information:
Steamroller by Chip Davis, Americas favorite
533-9899, or countycolise-
holiday tradition for more than 30 years, per-
forms Tuesday, Dec. 5, at NMSUs Pan
Yellow Claw The DJ and record produc- American Center (Ticketmaster).
tion duo from Amsterdam performs at 9 p.m.
The Great Russian Nutcracker The
Saturday, Oct. 7, at El Buchanans Event
Moscow Ballet presents the 25th anniversary
Centre, 11540 Pellicano. All ages show.
performances of the holiday classic at 3 and 7
Tickets: $16 ( Information:
p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, and noon Christmas
206-3959. ext 105 or on Facebook.
Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24, at the Plaza Theatre.
Way Out West Fest Country Music Tickets start at $28 (Ticketmaster).
sensation, Jake Owen will headline the 2nd Information:
annual fusion of culture showcasing all that is
great about El Paso at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
Venues & series
14, at Southwest University Park, along with a
Margarita Contest and Chili Challenge. Special Lowbrow Palace 111 E. Robinson.
musical guests include singer/songwriter Doors open one hour prior to show time.
Brooke Eden, duo Walker McGuire and others. Concerts are all ages, unless otherwise listed.
Tickets: $30, general admission; $50 floor Surcharge for ages under 21. Tickets at low-
seats; $60 West Bank Club general admission;
$120 VIP; available at southwestuniversity- Big Jesus Indie rock band, 9 p.m. Tuesday, Information: or Aug. 1. Tickets: $10-$12.
on Facebook at EPWayOutWest. EyeHateGod The sludge metal band per-
forms at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, with
Russian Grand Ballet Presents Swan the Stalk, Glob and Knowsuffer. $17-$20.
Lake The Russian Grand Ballets full-length Enjambre The alternative rock band per-
classical production of the worlds most famous
forms at 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6. $30-$35
ballet, Tchaikovskys Swan Lake, is 6 p.m.
Doll Skin The female rock band performs
Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Plaza Theatre.Tickets:
at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, with Next to
$28-$75 (Ticketmaster).
None. Tickets: $10-$12.
Shopkins Live! The popular childrens Molly Burch The singer-songwriter per-
figures come to life at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, forms at 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10. $10-$12.
Oct. 25, at the Plaza Theatre. Ages 1 and Civil Youth The Philly alternative rock
older require ticket. Tickets: $27-$42.50; VIP band performs 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, with
packages: $97.50 and $114.30 (Ticketmaster). Kilo and The Dew, Frenzi and Pilots of Venus.
Admission is free.
A Perfect Circle 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. The Chamanas Latin Grammy-nominated
26, at UTEPs Don Haskins Center, with open- band, 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. $8-$10.
ing act the Beta Machine. Tickets: $45 and $65 The Head The indie rock band performs
(Ticketmaster). VIP packages available at aper- 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, with Coastlands and Dayluta Means Kindness. Tickets: $10-$12.
I Love the 90s Tour Grammy award Betty Who Australian singer-songwriter, 9
winning rap group Salt-N-Pepa headlines the
tour featuring some of the most iconic names Please see Page 13
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Ticket 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, with Fallujah and
Ghost Bath. Tickets: $18-$21.
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder The
14-time Grammy-winning country & Bluegrass
Warrant and Winger The metal bands
Contd from Page 12 El Paso Comic Strip 1201 Airway.
star performs Thursday and Friday, Aug. 24- perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4. Tickets: $35-
25, with his band. Tickets: $39-$79. $65.
p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, with Geographer. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and
The Everly Brothers Experience The Justin Shandor The Graceland-endorsed
Tickets: $15 (VIP tickets $199). Thursday, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and
Everly Brothers tribute featuring the Zmed Elvis tribute artist performs at 6 p.m. Saturday,
Weedeater The stoner metal band per- Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $6-
Brothers and their band is Saturday, Sept. 2. Aug. 26. Tickets; $55.
forms at 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, with $22. Information, reservations: 779-LAFF
Tickets: $39-$69. Maddie and Tae The country sister duo
Telekinetic Yeti and Faciem. Tickets: $15-$17. (5233), or on Facebook.
performs at 8 p.m. Sept. 8. Tickets: $35-$65.
Sextile The indie band performs at 9 p.m. Raymond Orta appears for one night only Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Charlie Daniels and Marshall Tucker The
Sunday, Aug. 20. Tickets: $10-$12. Monday, July 31. His nationally touring Casino Mescalero, N.M. Age 21 and older two iconic southern rock bands perform at 8
Shabazz Palace Seattle hip-hop duo, 9 Prende la Vela show has been playing across admitted. Tickets through
p.m. Friday, Oct. 6. Tickets: $35.
p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, with Porter Ray. the county. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemoun-
Tickets: $15-$17. Aug. 9-13: Mr. Showtime, David Scott.
Pelican 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 23, Age 17 and older.
with Inter Arma. Tickets: $12-$15. Aug. 30-Sept. 3: Hypnotist The Sandman.
Dead Country Gentlemen The rock band X-Rated show Sunday.
performs Sunday, Aug. 27, with Trost House
and Frenzi. Tickets: $8-$10.
Flickinger Center for Performing Arts
1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo.
The Frights The surf punk band performs
Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickinger-
at 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, with King Shelter
and On Drugs. Tickets: $10-$12.
Alamogordo Music Theater presents
Rockhouse Bar and Grill 9828 Hairspray at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday,
Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Aug. 4-5 and 11-12, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug.
Facebook. Age 18 and older only, unless other- 6. Tickets: $12.
wise listed; $3 fee for under 21. Tickets avail- The comedy show No Town Left Behind is
able at Information on 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18. Bringing big city
Facebook at RockHouseDiveBarKitchen. comedy club laughs to Small-Town America
50 Shades of Men The touring male revue (age 18 and over). Tickets: $10 in advance, $15
is 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4. Call for tickets. at the door.
Devil In California The rock band per- Heavy metal band A-Resolve, winners of
forms at 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10 with guests the Alamogordo CosPlay Battle of the Bands
Dahlmers Realm. Cost: $5. perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. Call for
Greg Howe The legendary guitarists ticket prices.
Wheelhouse Tour is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, Mike Super, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. The
with bass guitar legend Stu Hamm and drum- magician was a finalist on Americas Got
mer Gianluca Palmieri. Admission: $20 at the Talent and winner of NBCs Phenomenon.
door (no pre-sales). Call for tickets.
Make Them Suffer The Australian death- Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, 7
core bands Worlds Apart North American p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. Call for tickets.
Tour is 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, with Get the Led Out 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
Enterprise Earth and Sprite. All ages show. 14. Led Zeppelin tribute. Tickets: $27-$37.
Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 day of show.
Hemlock in El Paso, TX 7 p.m. Thursday,
Spencer Theater for Performing Arts
Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Shows are 8
Aug. 24.
p.m., unless listed otherwise. Information: (575)
Black Pussy The 70s-influenced rockers
336-4800 or Pre-show
2017 North American Tour is 8 p.m. Thursday,
buffets are $20.
Sept. 7, with Brother Strange and Not My
Crystal Gayle The Grammy and CMA
Master. Tickets: $5.
award winner performs 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2
Tricky Falls 209 S. El Paso. All shows are p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5-6. Tickets: $39-$89.
all-ages, unless listed otherwise. Listings also The Lettermen The pop harmony sensa-
cover shows in The Perch (former Bowie tions perform Saturday, Aug. 12. $39-$79.
Feathers location). Information: 351-9909. Hermans Hermits starring Peter Noone
Tickets at, or The British 60s pop-rock sensations perform at Saturday, Aug. 19. Tickets: $39-$89.
The Night Game The Boston rock band
performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, in
The Perch. Tickets: $10.
The Black Dahlia Murder The metal band
performs at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, with
Dying Fetus, Oceano, Slaughter to Prevail and
Lorna Shore. Tickets: $24-$26.
Phora The rappers Yours Truly Tour is 8
p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10. Tickets: $15.
Fixed Idea 25th Anniversary Concert The
local chuco ska bands anniversary concert is
Saturday, Aug. 12, with Hot Rod Boogie,
Malibu RU, City Mishaps and Frontera Bugalu.
Tickets: $6 in advance; $7 at the door.
The Great American Rockabilly Riot After
Party is Saturday, Sept. 2, with Pachuco Jose y
Los Diamantes; and Burlesque featuring Ruby
Champagne. Tickets in advance: $15 general
admission; $25 VIP. Age 21 and older.
Social Distortion The legendary punkabilly
band performs with guest Jade Jackson at 8
p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5. Tickets: $40; $140 VIP.
Drab Majesty The alternative rock band
performs at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, in
The Perch, with SRSQ. Tickets: $10.
Decapitated and Thy Art is Murder The
death metal bands Double Homicide Tour is

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El Paso Pro-Musica Summer Fest El What A Wonderful World.
Paso Pro-Musics first summer concert series
Opera Guild Luncheon El Paso Opera
kicks off 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Alamo
Guilds annual luncheon for current and
Drafthouse, 250 E Montecillo, with a free
prospective members is noon Saturday, Aug.
meet-the-artists event. Information: 833-9400
12, at Ardovinos Desert Crossing, One
Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, with lunch,
Festival events:
live performances and details about Season 24.
EPPM-100 Summer Music Celebration is
Tickets: $30. Information: 581-5534 or
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at El Adobe
Recording Studios, 5301 El Paso. Tickets: $100.
Guild memberships are $25 per year and run
A Las Cruces Family Concert is 7 to 8 p.m.
from Aug. 1-July 31. Upcoming luncheons
Thursday, Aug. 10, at NMSU Atkinson Recital
planned for Nov. 8, and March 3 and June 1,
Hall in Las Cruces. Tickets: $5.
A Meet Zuill & Friends at the EPPM Guild
Membership Brunch is planned for 11 a.m. Young Artist Performers Recital El
Friday, Aug. 11. Call for details: 833-9400. Paso Opera Young Artists Program, presents
Pop-Up Concert with Zuill & Friends is 9 their end of the season recital at 5 p.m.
a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at Hillside Coffee Saturday, Aug. 12, at University Presbyterian
Shop, at Montecillo, 4935 N Mesa Admission is Church, 244 N. Resler. Program Director Justin
free. Lucero will lead performers Mariana, Adrian
A Kick-Off Concert for the new UTEP and Jamille along with pianist Guillermo.
Center for Arts Entrepreneurship on the UTEP Admission is free. Information: 581-5534 or
campus is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12.
Tickets: $5.
EPSO Gala El Paso Symphony
Bailey performs the National Anthem during
Orchestras 87th season celebration is Friday,
the El Paso Chihuahuas home game at 7:05
Aug. 18, at El Paso Country Club, 5000
p.m. Friday, Aug. 11.
Country Club Place, with exclusive and private
Season ticket packages for Pro-Musicas 2017-
performance of the Classical Mystery Tour.
2018 season are now on sale for $200 ($160
Cocktails at 6:30 p.m.; dinner, music and danc-
senior, military; $40 students) for El Paso con-
ing at 7 p.m. Attire is summer cocktail. Tickets:
certs; $115($90 senior, military; $20 students)
$150 ($1,500 table for 10); $185 around dance
for Las Cruces concerts; $315 ($250 senior,
floor ($1,850 table for 10). Information: 532-
military; $60 students) for all shows.
3776 or
Let The Sunshine In New Desert
El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras
Harmony Singers present their summer per-
auditions The El Paso Symphony will host
formance at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at
membership auditions for EPSYOs 11th season
NMSUs Atkinson Recital Hall in Las Cruces.
Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19-20. Auditions
The concert consists of songs that celebrate
are open to musicians age 8 to 22 with at least
Life, Love, Friendship, and Happiness, in vari-
one year of musical experience on an orches-
ous musical genres. Tickets: $10. Information:
tral instrument. Opportunities for violin, viola,
Don Harlow, (575) 373-1816 or
cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bas-
soon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba and per-
Selections include: Ive Got The Music In
Me, Cant Take My Eyes Off Of You, The
Call for audition appointment: 525-8978.
Glory Of Love, Unforgettable, Put A Little
Audition forms and requirements at
Love In Your Heart, Love Potion Number 9,
Youve Got A Friend In Me, Isnt It
The El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras
Romantic, Cant Help Falling In Love, and
were founded in 2005 as an Educational
Program of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra.
Divas 2017 Megan McQueen presents the
fundraising event for New Mexico State
University Theatre Arts and the American
Association of University Women at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 26, at NMSUs Center for the
Arts in Las Cruces. Tickets: $15 and $20
McQueen will emcee the evening featuring
Della Bustamante as Country Diva, Janet
Beatty-Payne as Broadway Diva, Amanda
Bradford as Opera Diva, and Marybeth Torres
as Soul Diva - several of Las Cruces favorite
singing females - stunning with hit after hit from
Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand classics to
Patsy Cline and Whitney Houston favorites.
Encores & Overtures El Paso Opera
presents and its annual event at 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 9, at El Paso Country Club,
5000 Country Club Place, with dinner, silent
auction and An Opera Collective of live enter-
tainment featuring many local arts organiza-
tions. Ticket information: 581-5534 or

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All phone numbers listed are in Juarz. Electricidad). Tickets at
Bronco performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2.
Desesperados Discoteque Blvd. Oscar Tickets: 165 to 750 pesos.
Flores 5174. BXS concert starring Brydis, X
and Siempres is at 8 p.m. Friday, July 28. FC Juarez Bravos Juarezs Ascenso MX
Tickets: 100-500 pesos( league soccer team home matches run
Friday, Aug. 18. Tickets: 550 to 4,125 pesos. Jurez 1NK Tattoo Convention is Saturday and through Sept. 30 at Benito Juarez Stadium.
Lienzo Charro Adolfo Lopez Mateos Sunday, Aug. 19-20. Doors open at 2 p.m. Shuttle service available for El Paso fans for $1
Av. Del Charro at Henry Dunant. Tickets at Centro de Espectaculos Waterfill Admission: 100 pesos (
Carretera Jurez-Porvenir. Pool Party Fiesta from the Mexican side of the Avenido Benito
begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5. Plaza De La Mexicanidad Juarez Bridge to the stadium, from two hours
Foam Party begins at 8 p.m. Friday, July 28.
Entertainment includes DJ Roger Jr., DJ Daddy (Monumental X Explanade) prior to each game to two hours after each
Ages 18+. Tickets: 165 pesos (275 VIP).
O, Nacho Carral and Danny Elb.Admission: 110 Boulevard 4 Siglos and Plutarco Elias Calles. La game. Information, schedule: or
Jinete Supremo rodeo is 8 p.m. Saturday,
and 330 pesos ( Carne Asada Mas Grande del Mundo festival on Facebook.
Sept. 2. Admission: 165 pesos (55 pesos chil-
dren), plus service charge. begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. La Rodadora The interactive childrens
Magno Discotheque Montes de Oca Admission: 100 pesos (includes food plate).
339, Zona Pronaf. Information: 656 551 9458. museum is in the citys Parque Central. Hours
Plaza de Toros Alberto Balderas
Advance tickets at El Baile B You Centro Comercial Las Misiones, are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays
Francisco Villa 201 Centro (one block east of
del recuerdo con la Sonora Santanera is at 7 Blvd. Teofilo Borunda. Comisario Pantera per- and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Avenida Jurez). Tickets at
p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5. Other musical guests forms at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25. Tickets: Admission: 65 pesos (around $5). Information:
Cartel de Dinastas bullfighting begins at 3
are Los Caminantes de Guanajuato and Sonora 275 and 550 pesos (plus service charge). 52-656-558-2415 or
p.m. Sunday, July 30. Ticket: 275 to 1,375
Dinamita. Tickets: 165 to 385 pesos. 3D Theater admission: 30 pesos.
pesos. Teatro el Paseo Centro Comercial El Theater/museum combo is 79 pesos.
Centro Cultural Paso del Norte - Av. Gimnasio Municipal Josue Neri Santos Paseo, Av. Lopez Mateos 2005 (at Carr. Casas
Av. Mariscal at Maria Martinez, downtown. Grandes). Information: 267-4626. Comedian Bazar Del Monumento The weekly
Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, across from the
La Revanchas AAA Lucha Libre Worldwide Alan Saldaa performs at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. bazaar is noon to 4 p.m. Sundays at the Benito
Red Cross. Information: 1730300 (Facebook:
wrestling begins at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6. 26. Tickets: 330 and 385 pesos Jurez Monument downtown, Vicente
CCPasodelNorte). Advance show tickets at
Tickets: 90-800 pesos ( ( Guerrero and Constitucion Avenues. Art,
antiques, books and more sold and traded. The
Fuera de Lugar, a play about the dark side Cine Club Retro The cinema club, pre- Auditorio Benito Jurez Ignacio event also features live music.
of soccer written by Hugo Alfredo Hinojosa senting films mainly from the 60s and 70s, Ramirez and Vicente Guerrero, one block from
and starring David Ostrosky, Miguel Pizarro, hosts screenings at 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Parque Borunda. Tickets at Museo de la Revolucion de la Frontera
Ricardo Rojas and Julio Camejo is at 7 and 9:30 Aug. 12-13, at Ave Valentin Fuentes, #1906 in The live Trolls family show is at 1 and 3 p.m. (MUREF) Old Customs House, Zona
p.m. Monday, July 31. Tickets: 275-550 pesos. Cd. Juarez. Age 18 and older welcome. Sunday, Aug. 27. Tickets: 165-275 pesos. Centro, Av. 16 de Septiembre at Ave. Jurez.
Admission: $3.50 ($65 pesos); includes one Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through
Estadio Jaime Canales Lira Av. Vicente Evolution Discoteque Paseo de la
plate of nachos and a soda. Information (656) Sunday. Information:, or
Guerrero at Americas. Advance tickets at don- Victoria 4545. Information: 269 8659. Advance
177 50 84 or Facebook at Cine Club Retro. Facebook. tickets at Lucha Libre star El
Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho Saturday Aug. 12: The Love Witch Museo del Chamizal Chamizal Park
Escorpin Dorado headlines the wrestling show
perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4. Guest per- Sunday Aug. 13: An American Werewolf in (next to the Bridge of the Americas). The
at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1. Tickets: 220-880
formance by Christian Nodal. Tickets:220 to London museum features archaeological and historic
1,595 pesos. Centro de Convenciones Cuatro Siglos exhibits. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
Alejandro Fernandez performs at 9 p.m. Estadio Carta Blanca Av. Reforma (at through Saturday. Information: 611-1048.
- Cuatro Siglos Boulevard 8989 (at Florida).
Sanders, across from Comision Federal de

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Alfresco! Fridays The 15th season of Admission is usually free. Information: 860-
free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. 7777 or
Fridays through Sept. 1, at Convention 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27: Heroes del
Center Plaza. Presented by and Silencio Tribute
sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union. 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 28: Mantarraya and
No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Sonora Skandalo
Information: 534-0633, or 8p.m. Saturday, July 29: Beatles Tribute
Aug. 25: Fixed Idea (ska) 5 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, July
on Facebook. 7 p.m. Sunday, July 30: 911 N Effect.
Sept. 1: Radio La Chusma (reggae). 28-29, at Painted Dunes Golf Course, 12000
July 28: Prime 80Z (80s rock) 8 p.m. Monday, July 31: Y-Knot
McCombs, with music from Liquid Skin, Sam
Aug. 4: Mariachi Paso Del Norte Desert Music Jam 2017 The live music Barlow, Elegant Gypsy, Abe Mac, Prime
8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11: Buckcherry
Aug. 11: Wind City (Chicago Tribute) event benefiting the Benefiting American
Patriots local Veteran assistance organization is
Rockshow, Aces & Eights, Windy City, Frank Lane 41 The venue in Bowl El Paso, 11144
Aug. 18: Twisted Hams (classic rock) Ray, and Hypnosis. Food trucks also on site. Pellicano, hosts live music 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Admission: $20-$25. Information: 861-5836 or every Friday and Saturday. Admission is free. Information: 549-5563; band schedule at bowl-
Star City Studio The music studio and
July 28 and Aug. 5: Mestizo
OM Gallery is at 120 W. Castellano.
July 29 and Aug. 25-26: FM Junkies
Information: 422-3252, starcitystudioproduc-
Aug. 4: Bad Apple or on Facebook. Guitarist Richard
Aug. 11: Bosse
Smith performs at the monthly Live From
Aug. 12: Rewind
Studio C concert Sunday, Aug. 20. Call for
Aug. 18: Ooh La La
Aug. 19: Dr. Groove.
State Line Music Series El Pasoans
Fighting Hunger and State Line Restaurant,
Music in the Park The Las Cruces sum-
mer concert series is 7 p.m. Sundays at Young
1222 Sunland Park Drive presents the Rudolph
Park, 1905 E. Nevada. No pets allowed.
Chevrolet-Honda-Mazda-VW outdoor concert
Schedule subject to change; no performance
series 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug.
July 2. Admission is free. Information: (575)
23. Admission is free; age 21 and older wel-
541-2550 or
come. All customers asked to bring non-perish-
July 30: The Deltaz (blue and country, and
able food donation or monetary donation for El
Steve Smith & Hard Road (bluegrass).
Pasoans Fighting Hunger. Information: 581-
Aug. 6: Prime 80Z (80s music), and
Twisted Hams (classic rock)
Aug. 2: Joe Barron.
Aug. 13: Tom Morris (country), and The
Aug. 9: Chuco Soul Project
Egyptian Lovers (rockabilly)
Aug. 16: Fungi Mungle
Aug. 20: Natajja (variety), and Animated
Aug. 23: Bri Bagwell.
Jukebox (R&B dance)
La Parada The monthly grassroots event Aug. 27: Nosotros (Latin) and Never Ending
celebrating local culture and lifestyles is 9 p.m. Flame (rock & roll).
to 2 a.m. the first Friday of the month in the
San Carlos Building, 501 Texas. Performing
Zin Valle Free Music Sundays Zin
Valle vineyard, 7315 Hwy 28 in Canutillo (3/4
Aug. 4: Sonido Cachimbo and Late Night
mile north of FM 259), hosts free live music 1
Social Club. Cover: $5. Information: 351-6023
to 4 p.m. on selected Sundays. Guests may also
or on Facebook at laparadaep.
enjoy wine tastings. Bring a picnic. Information:
First Year Fest The band First Year hosts 877-4544 or
a homegrown, home-brewed, and home host- July 30: James Springer
ed, all-day music festival, 2:30 to 11 p.m. Aug. 13: Julio Ortiz
Saturday, Aug. 5, at 4031 Roadside Court, Aug. 27: Dan Lambert & Creatures of Habit
showcasing 10 of El Paso s best alternative and Sept. 3: Dusty Low.
punk rock bands. Food trucks on site.
Admission: $5. Information: 471-6089 or
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino
The racetrack and casino, 1200 Futurity Dr. (at
Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. Free
Tailgate 2017 The annual outdoor con- live music is 9 p.m. Fridays, featuring Latin and
cert series in Alamogordo, N.M., raises funds regional music; and Saturdays featuring rock
for the Flickinger Center. Concerts begin at 8 and pop variety. Mariachi music is 5 p.m.
p.m. on various Saturdays through Aug. 26, in Sundays. Information: (575) 874-5200 or
the upper parking lot at the New Mexico
Museum of Space History, 3198 State Road
200l. Bring food, lawn chair and beverages. La Vias Music On the Patio La Via
Gates open 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Information: Winery in La Union, 4201 S. NM Highway 28,
(575) 437-2202. Online reservations at one mile north of Vinton Road, hosts live music noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, during the Sunday
Single event tickets available for $45 per vehi- Market. No outside alcohol allowed. Dog and
cle. Walk up tickets are $10 ($15 couples). kid friendly. Bring a picnic. Admission is free.
Aug. 12: Hard Road Trio Information: (575) 582-7632 or
Aug. 26: Big Band on the Rio Grande.
Summer Concert El Paso Parks and Howling Coyote Open-Mic The open
Recreation presents a free outdoor music con- mic event is 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at Center
cert with Dream Merchants 8 to 10 p.m. for Spiritual Living, 575 N. Main, on Las Cruces
Saturday, Aug. 26, at Pavo Real Park, 9301 Downtown Main Street, following the monthly
Alameda. Bring chairs and picnic. No alcohol or Downtown Arts Ramble. Doors open for jam
glass-bottled beverages permitted. Leashed, session at 6 p.m.; signup begins at 6:30 p.m.
well-behaved dogs welcome. Information, The community event is on the first Friday of
updates: 212-1704 or the month. Free admission to participants and
audience. Information: Melody Burns (575)
Also 525-9333 or
The Howling Coyote is open to acoustic
Speaking Rock Entertainment Center musicians, poets, storytellers, and singer/song-
122 S. Pueblo Rd. Age 18 and older wel- writers for material that is family friendly.
come. Mariachi music featured 1-5 p.m.
Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays.
Please see Page 17
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Music Fandango at Carambola Community
Music The monthly gathering is 6 to 9 p.m.
Contd from Page 16 the first Thursday of the month at Carambola
Community Music, 200 N. Ochoa. Bring instru-
San Jacinto Plaza Concert Series ments, voices, dancing feet. Instruments and
The City Parks & Recreation Departments
dancing shoes for folks to try. A zapateado les-
annual free summer concert series are Fridays,
son with Jazmin Cancio Lucio is 7 p.m.
through Aug. 19 at San Jacinto Plaza, 111
Information: (773) 613-9303 or mariaannemc-
Mills. Performances are 7 p.m. through Aug. 4;
8 p.m. Aug. 11-20.Information: 212-0092 or Live Music at Sombra Antigua
Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery, 430 La
Ardovinos Live Music Ardovinos Via Road (off NM 28), in Chamberino, N.M.
Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Dr. in Sunland
hosts free live music Saturdays and Sundays.
Park, hosts live music at 7:30 p.m. every Friday
Food trucks available most Saturdays; bring a
and Saturday. Information: (575) 589-0653.
picnic basket Sunday. Information: (915) 241-
4349 or

Flamenco Community Outreach

Program Dancer Linda Gallegos will Champion Studio The studio presents
teach youth and adults the world of flamenco its annual Folklrico Summer Fiesta at 6 p.m.
with basic steps, palmas, rhythm, palos 5 to 6 Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Chamizal National
p.m. for ages 1-12; and 6 to 7 p.m. for ages 13 Memorial Theatre, 800 S. San Marcial, with
to adult Mondays, Aug. 7 and 14, at El Paso music and dances from old Mexico performed
Community Colleges Transmountain Campus by students from Champion Studio. Admission
Gym, 9570 Gateway North. Admission is free; is free. Information: 532-7273.
call for registration: 755-1414.
Danzn El Paso Ballet Theatre presents a
EDA from Ballet to Broadway The mix of classical and contemporary ballet, with
eclectic show of two aspiring dancers who music ranging from the elegant score of Ludwig
come to New York to fulfill their dream of Minkus to the seductive Bizet at 7 p.m. Friday
being on Broadway is 6 p.m. Saturday and 2 and Saturday, Sept. 1-2, and 2 p.m. Sunday,
p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12-13, at Chamizal National Sept. 3, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S
Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. The dancers visit San Marcial. The program consists of ballet
different theatre groups, preparing to debut pieces celebrating Latin themes and culture
their respective musicals. Featured musicals including variations from Don Quixote,
include West Side Story, Phantom of the Paquita, and Carmen. Admission: $12.
Opera, Grease, Lion King, Wicked, and Information: 760-6062,
Les Miserables. Admission is free. The performance will feature a new contem-
Information: 727-3168. porary piece by guest choreographer Christina
Mitchell. Performers include El Paso Ballet
A Night in the 40s Paso Del Norte Theatre dancers, soloists and guest artists.
Big Band, a 16-piece group, hosts 1940s style El Paso Ballet Theatre, 1060 Doniphan Park
dancing and music, 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. Circle, Suite H, will hold auditions 9:30 to 11
18, at Shundo Ballroom, 120 N. Paragon. a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5. Audition cost: $20.
BOYB; food and snacks allowed. Admission: Open registration for the school is 10 a.m. to
$15. Information: 532-2043, 203-7292, 1 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through or on Facebook at Saturday, Aug. 1-5. Pre-Ballet & Beginning bal-
PDNbigband. let classes begin Saturday Aug. 5. Levels 1-5
Contra Dance The Southern New will begin August 7.
Mexico Music and Dance Societys monthly
contra dance is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug.
18, at Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle
de Santiago in Las Cruces, with music by the
Little Table Contraband of Las Cruces, and
caller Lonnie Ludeman. The dance begins with
beginners lessons at 7:30 p.m.; no partner
needed. Cost: $6 ($4 youth; $15 family).
Information: (575) 522-1691 or
The dances are usually done in long facing
lines with some moves similar to square danc-
ing up and down and forward and back with
progressions. The dance form originated in the
17th century.
Zumbathon Bowling Family YMCA, 5509
Will Ruth, hosts its 5th Zumbathon 9 a.m. to
noon Saturday, Aug. 19, hosted by four volun-
teer instructors of the three-hour time. Zumba
is a collection of world music Such as:
Bollywood, salsa, cumbia, merengue, reggae-
ton, bhangra and more Cost: $6 ($4 YMCA
members) in advance; $7 ($5 members) day of
events. Raffle tickets $1 each. Cost of entrance
goes towards Strong Kids Campaign ( to helps
lower income families participate in the
YMCA). Information: 755-9622 or elpasoym-

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El Paso Chihuahuas The citys AAA
baseball team hosts home games at Southwest Bicycling
University Park. Game time is 7:05 p.m.,
except as listed. Tickets: $5-$24. Information:
Beginner/Intermediate Group (B.I.G.)
533-BASE or
- The El Paso Bicycle Clubs special training
program for beginning and intermediate riders
Aug. 11-14: Las Vegas 51s. Aug. 13 is 6:05
is offered Tuesdays, through Aug. 9.
Aug. 15-18: Albuquerque Isotopes. Paso Airport, 2027 Airway. Inductees are Jesse The Glory Road Invitational is Sept. 1-2, with Sessions at 6 p.m. at River Run Plaza. (1071
Aug. 24-27: Sacramento River Cats. Aug. 24 Munoz, John Cazares, Luis Gonzalez, Lonnie games at 7:30 p.m. Friday; at 1 and 7:30 p.m. Country Club Road). A 15-minute lesson will
is 6:35 p.m. and Aug. 27 is 6:05 p.m. Dugger and Rene Quinones. Six El Paso teams Saturday. Invited teams are New Mexico, be followed by 12-15 mile ride.
Aug. 28-31: Fresno Grizzlies (final home who went to Texas High School Final 4 State Youngstown State and North Dakota. Helmets are required. No ear buds. Bring
games of regular season). Championship Tournaments (1949 Bowie,
NMSU Volleyball The NM State water bottles. Anyone younger than 16 years of
Back 2 School Battle at the Ballroom 1965 Austin, 1983 Burges, 1992 Coronado, age must be accompanied by an adult. Please
Springhill Suites Invitational is Aug. 31-Sept. 2
Terry Green Boxing Academy hosts the 2000 Riverside, 2009 Socorro) will also be hon- arrive 15 minutes early to get ready for ride.
at the NMSU Pan Am Center. Invited teams
back to school event at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. ored. Ticket information: 494-7710 or elpa-
are North Dakota, UCLA and UNLV. Games Tour de Holloman The 49-mile cycling
12, at Titanic Ballroom and Conference
begin at 7 p.m. Ticket information: (575) 646- event is 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Domenici
Center, 4430 Titanic. Entry: $10. Information: Sun City Roller Girls The Roller Girls 1420 or Fitness Center, 1051 Connecticut, Bldg. 588 on
494-5572 or next bout is a doubleheader at 6 p.m. Sunday,
UTEP Football The Miners first home Holloman Air Force Base near Alamogordo,
This pro-style amateur show lets amateur Aug. 20, El Paso County Coliseums Judging
game is 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, against Rice N.M. Cost: $30 individuals; $45 teams of two;
boxers choose their own ring walk music. All Arena, 4100 E. Paisano, featuring a double
at Sun Bowl Stadium. Season tickets are $55 $70 teams of four. Information: (575) 572-
boxers 16 years old and younger that compete header with Chuco Town Chulas vs. Las
(general admission) $110-$340 reserved. 2529. Registration at
receive a backpack stuffed with school supplies. Diablas and Las Catrinas vs. SeXecutioners.
Proceeds support Terry Green Boxing Captains club season tickets are $1,300. Family Tour de Tolerance The 12th annual
Tickets: $7 in advance; $10 at the door ($7
Academy, Inc. amateur boxing program. Weigh pack (two youth age 3-12, two adult): $190. Riding to Remember bicycling and running
with valid military ID; free for ages 12 and
in is 8 to 10 a.m. at the academy, 4493 Titanic. Individual tickets on sale Aug. 26. Information: event, benefiting the El Paso Holocaust
younger). Information:
544-5234 or Museum and Study Center, is Sunday, Aug. 20,
Sun City Regional Classic National LiveFit EP Fitness Festival The 3rd The Miners open the season traveling to at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, 1200
qualifier body building, figure, physique and annual event is Saturday, Sept. 2, at El Paso Norman, Okla. to play the OU Sooners at 1:30 Futurity Drive in Sunland Park, with 100K at 7
bikini championships are Saturday, Aug. 12, at Convention Center, incorporating various fit- p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2. a.m. and 50K ride at 8:45 a.m. and 5K run/walk
UTEPs Magoffin Auditorium. Prejudging begins
ness competitions, including karate, jiu jitsu, at 7:45 a.m. Information: 351-0048, ext. 24 or
at 9:30 a.m.; finals at 6 p.m. Entry fee per event Crossfit, bodybuilding and a 3-on-3 basketball
is $85 by Aug. 5 ($50 late fee). tournament, along with about 50 booths. Luchas Frontera Lucha Libre wrestling Registration (through Aug. 12): $35 50K and
Audience tickets: $20 for prelims; $30 and Information: 306-3383 or sets are 8 p.m. Fridays, July 28, Aug. 4 and 100K bike rides; $25 run/walk. Student
$40 for finals in advance; ticket prices increase purchased at Aug. 11, at El Paso County Coliseum Pavilion. run/walk registration: $15. Discount through
by $5 day of event. Military discounts available. Tickets: $5 and $10 (Ticketmaster). Aug. 13 for military, museum members and
Ticket information: (575) 649-6789, hfprodon- College sports groups of 15 or more. or on Facebook at H & F Productions. American Heart Association Fit-A-
UTEP Volleyball The teams opening Thon The event promoting a healthy Registration Aug. 13-19: $40 for rides; $30 for
El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame The home match is against Texas Tech at 6 p.m. heart is 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, run/walk; $20 run/walk students. No race day
30th annual Induction and Awards Banquet at Wednesday, Aug. 30, at Memorial Gym. Ticket at at Vista College El Paso, 6101 Montana, with registration.
5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at Wyndham El information: 747-6150 or guest Zumba fitness instructors, Alonzo Chavez Packet pick up is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday,
and Jacob Michael Ruiz, along with R.I.P.P.E.D Aug. 19, at El Paso Holocaust Museum and
demonstrations by Master Trainer Mellissa Study Center, 715 N. Oregon.
Bradley and Instructor Joshua Bradley. Cost: $5 Signal Peak Challenge The mountain
($3 Vista College students). Information:vista- biking event, Lord of the Chain Rings, is 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, in Silver City, N.M.
New Era Wrestling The Lucha Libre Simple lunch follows for all racers. Registration
shows are 7 p.m. Fridays at 10400 Dyer. (by Sept. 1): $60 ($30 under 18). Information:
Tickets; $7-$8. Information: 356-5113, (575) 654-3966 or or on Facebook at El Paso Bicycle Club All rides are free
NewEraEP. and open to the public; helmets required.
Mudd For Matches Big Brothers Big Information: Ride
Sisters Mountain Region hosts its 8th annual schedule at
mud volleyball fundraiser 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Repeat riders are encouraged to become a
Saturday, Aug. 26, at Grapevine Event Plaza member of the club; dues are $18 a year or
and Picacho Peak Brewery, 3900 W. Picacho, $25 per family ($30/$40 for two years). Join at
in Las Cruces. Up to 80 teams of 8 to 12 par-
ticipants compete in pool play in the morning, Wednesday night rides, a tradition for over 25
guaranteed at least three matches, and teams years, are leaderless rides of 16-22 miles for
advance to championship games in the mid cyclists of various abilities, beginning 5:45-6
afternoon. Team registration: $450 (deadline is p.m. from Rio Plaza, 6205 Upper Valley Rd (at
Aug. 11); spectator admission is free. Artcraft). Park on dirt shoulder across from
Information: (575) 449-4748. Forms online at shopping center. Alternate starting point is River Run Plaza,
1071 Country Club, leaving about 15 minutes
Guys and Dolls Golf Tournament earlier to meet up with riders at Rio Plaza.
The mixed couples golf tournament is Saturday Optional dinner afterward at Hello Pizza, 1071
and Sunday, Aug. 26-27 at Cree Meadows Country Club Rd.
Country Club in Ruidoso, N.M. Saturday is a
scramble format, and Sunday is Las Vegas EP Cyclists The bicycle group offers rides
scramble. Cost: $200 per player; $400 per for all levels. Weekend rides offer options of
team (by Aug 22). Information: (575) 257-1032. various paces and distances. Starting times and
Team shootout is 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25. locations are posted at
Cost: $50 per team. For more information: Manny Valadez, 861-
2311 or
Ruidoso Downs Horse Racing The
track and casino are off U.S. 70 in Ruidoso Ride Your Bicycle El Paso Chucks
Downs, N.M. The live racing season runs Bicycle Repair, 3029 Montana, hosts a variety
through Labor Day weekend with the running of rides free of charge. Information: 791-2006,
of the $3 million All American Futurity Sept. 4. or Facebook. Helmets
Information: (575) 378-4431 or required for all rides.
Please see Page 19
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Sports p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at Elephant Butte Lake
State Park, with a five Wacky Task Obstacle
High School, 12000 Montwood. Part of the
More Than A Marathon series. Registration:
Information: 229-5656. Online registration at
Contd from Page 18 Course at 8:30 a.m.; anything that Safely Floats $20; $15 per person for teams of 10 or more. Registration: $100; $55 per person for 2-per-
race at 11 a.m.; and a 5-Lap Backwards Registration: son relay; $50 per person for 3-person relay.
marathon in Truth or Consequences at 5 p.m. Packet pick up is noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. Aquabike is $90 . Duathlon is $100.
Motor sports Awards Ceremony at 7 p.m. Divisions for indi- 1, at Up and Running, 1475 George Dieter, and
7 to 7:45 a.m. at the start line on race day.
Run/Walk For Respect Arc del Paso
vidual (age 15 or older), duo, and family (with
El Paso Motorplex The drag strip is at will host its 5K run and 5K and 1 mile walk is 8
one person under 16 and one 17 and older).
16400 Gateway West, (east of El Paso at I-10 Eagle in the Sun Triathlon El Pasos a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Ascarate Park, 6900
Entry fee: $65 individual; $120 duo and $110
off Clint exit #42). Spectator admission: $5. only USA Triathlon-sanctioned multi-sport Delta. Registration: $20 by August 30; $25 on
family. Entrants receive a t-shirt, meal voucher
Car entry: $20. Information: race, with a 400m swim, 12 mile bike ride, and race day; $15 Arc members. Car fee for park
and goodie bag. Park registration fee applies. 5K run, is 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, at SISD entrance: $2. Information: 564-4978 or
Registration: (575) 740-1685.
Aquatic Center and Student Activity Complex, Registration at raceadven-
Southern New Mexico Speedway 11
miles west of Las Cruces exit 132, off I-10.
HomeRun for the Homeless Edwards 1257 Southview Court. Participants may race
Homes/ERA Sellers, Buyers and Associates host as an individual or as part of a relay team.
Take south frontage road to Southern New
the 4th annual 5K and Kids Dash benefiting El
Mexico Fairgrounds. Gates open at 5 p.m.; rac-
Pasos Opportunity Center for the Homeless at
ing at 7:45 p.m. General admission: $12; free
8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Clock Tower
for age 10 and younger; $30 family pack; $35
at Southwest University Park on Durango
pit passes. Information: (575) 524-7913, snm-
Street, rain or shine. Cost: $30 per event ($2 or on Facebook.
team discount per person for teams of 10 or
Regular weekly racing season runs Saturdays,
more by July 17); $15 Kids Dash. No race day
through Sept. 23. Gates open at 5 p.m.; rac-
registration for 5K. Registration at raceadven-
ing at 7:45 p.m.
Summer Sizzle is Friday and Saturday, July
28-29. Admission: $15; free for age 10 and Forrest Leamon Memorial Run The
under; family pack $35; pit pass $35. 10K and 5K run, 1-mile walk and kids fun run
USAC vs. NMMRA Non-Wing Labor Day benefiting the Survivors Benefit Fund of the
Fling is Saturday through Sunday, Sept. 2-3. DEA are 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at Braden
Admission: $15; free for age 10 and under; Aboud Memorial Park, 4325 Riverbend.
family pack $35; pit pass $35. Registration: $25 through Aug. 11 ($15 kids fun
run, age 10 and younger); $30 Aug. 12 ($20
Running events kids run). No race day registration.
Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663.
Ruidoso Grindstone Trail Runs Ski Registration:
Run Road Challenge hosts the 4-mile, 8.5-mile
and half-marathon runs on the multiple use trail
Childrens Grief Center Memory Walk
- The 5K run, 5k fun run/walk and 1-mile family
system at Grindstone Lake, 2 miles from
fun walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Album
Downtown Ruidoso at 7:30 to 11 a.m.
Park, 3001 Parkwood. First 300 registrants
Saturday, July 29, starting and finishing at
receive t-shirts; refreshments at finish line.
Wingfield Parks Grindstone Lake Trails.
Information: 532-6004 or raceadventuresun-
Proceeds benefit the Ruidoso Trails Coalition
and Ski Apache Adaptive Sports Program and
Ecoservants. Information: (575) 937-7106. St. Raphaels 5K The 3rd annual 5K run
Registration at and 1-mile walk is 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 20,
at Album Park, 10259 Album, for all ages. Post
Socorro (NM) Chile Harvest Triathlon
race refreshments for participants. Registration
The USAT-sanctioned 400M swim/20K
$20 by Aug. 15; $25 on race day. Registration:
bike/5K run begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug.
5, at the Socorro (N.M.) City Pool. Packet
pickup is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and 5:30 a.m. on Trails & Rails Run The 8-mile run, 5K
race day at the race site. Registration is $75 and 1 mile kids dash is Saturday, Aug. 26, at
($45 age 23 and younger); $120 for relay ($85 the Trestle Recreation Area (near intersection
junior teams). Additional $15 for non USAT of HWY 84 and 130), near Cloudcroft, N.M.
members. Registration deadline is noon Aug. 2. The 8 mile run begins at 8:30 a.m. with 5K at
No race day registration available. Information: 8:40 a.m. and kids dash at 8 a.m. Registration:
(575) 835-8927 or $30 ($10 kids dash). Night before or race day
Youth Race for ages 7-16 is 6 p.m. Friday, registration is $35. Proceeds benefit Cloudcroft
Aug. 4, course length varies with age groups. students. Information: Cindy Preslar (575) 430-
Cost: $30 ($15 Socorro County youth) through 7634; Amy Collins, (575) 202-2343 or on
Aug. 3; $30 ($15 Socorro county youth). Facebook at Cloudcroft Runners.
Registration at
Race for the Future The 5K run and 1-
The 8-mile course is all on trail and old rail-
mile walk benefiting Community Partners of El
road bed. There will be two aid stations along
Paso, Inc. and IREM El Paso, is 7:30 a.m.
the way with fruit and water. The Kids Dash
Sunday, Aug. 6, at Western Playland, 1249
will be a series of laps around the paved park-
Futurity in Sunland Park. Registration: $25 by
ing area of the Trestle Recreation area.
Aug. 4 ($5 discount per runner for teams of 10
or more); $30 Aug. 6-7. Information: Chris Irish Run Cathedral High Schools 5K
Rowley, 478-5663; registration at raceadven- competitive run and 1-mile fun run and walk begins at 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at Cathedral
High School, 1309 N. Stanton. Cost: $20 per
FHT Explorers Law Enforcement
event ($15 military, students and seniors, with
Memorial Run The 5K run and 1 mile
ID at packet pickup). Race day registration is
walk benefitting Fort Hancock Explorer Post
$25. Information: Tricia Brittain, 433-4818.
881 is 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at Album
Register at
(Eastwood) Park, 3001 Parkwood. Registration
Pre-race registration and packet pickup is 11
and packet pickup is 6:30 to 7:15 a.m.
a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at Cathedral
Registration: $20 per event ($10 Explorers,
High School. Race day registration is 7 to 7:45
Ventures, ROTC); $18 per person for teams of
a.m. Sunday at race site.
7 or more (by July 1); $25 on race day for all
participants. Explorers, Ventures and ROTC. Danny Ray Sanchez Memorial Run
Information: The 5th annual 5K run and 1-mile fun walk
benefiting the Danny Ray Sanchez Memorial
Cobblestone Wacky Triathlon The
Fund is 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at Montwood
triathlon for the non-athletic is 6:30 a.m. to 7

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Rodeo, gymkhana Taking a Look Back
fill family weekend by John McVey Middagh
s Ive noted before, rodeo is no time.

A new thing with the Middaghs. But

one recent weekend the family had
to split up. Jacki, my daughter-in-law,
Brewen was last up in bull riding.
There were two girls before him. I
noticed he was there helping them get
along with my grandchildren Jamee and tied on. The first girl came out, lasting
Brewen took the semi-trailer with the half a jump before falling off. The sec-
gear and horses to the New Mexico 4H ond girl came out lasting about the same,
gathering in Truth or Consequences (92 but when she bucked off she didnt get
miles north they consider this a local up. The bullfighters jumped in and sur-
rodeo). The next morning I picked up rounded her, keeping the bull away. The
my son John Jr. after he got off the night bull ran to the far end of the arena where
shift with the railroad, giving him a ride a cowboy roped it. Adults gathered
to join the rest of the family. around the fallen rider. The paramedics
Kourtnie, the oldest granddaughter, has came to the scene, bring out the back-
taken over the Las Cruces Horsemans board and gently lifting her on and tak-
Gymkhana at the fair-grounds. She and ing her to the ambulance. The announcer
my wife, Cecilia, hauled horses and told everyone that she would be okay;
other livestock to that show, taking along she was just going to the hospital to be
our two great-grandchildren. checked over. With all that excitement it
Again I was impressed driving to the came Brewens turn.
rodeo grounds in T or C. The number of Brewen has developed his own routine
different rigs, trucks, trail-ers of every getting ready to ride behind the chutes.
description. Many people milling He wears a do-rag that his helmet fits
around, all busy. There were 90-plus over. Of course he has his protective vest
signed up in the events scheduled, mak- and colorful chaps on. Before climbing
ing me think even further about what it over the rail to get on that beast, he
takes to support a horse event: the time, pounds his chest with both fists, then
equipment, fuel, food for people and ani- jumps up with his knees, pulling them to
mals. And why doesnt El Paso have a his chest three times. That ceremony fin-
junior rodeo? ished, he eases himself onto the bull.
I had planned to slide off to visit the Todays bull he had ridden be-fore, I was
local museum. But I stayed to watch told, a gray animal weighting about
Jamee rope her calf in 3.4 sec-onds, win- 1,500 pounds with black markings float-
ning first in breakaway roping. Then I ing all over its body. Brewen nods, the
watched Brewen catch his tie-down calf, gate opens, the bull leaps high in the air,
which he did. The calf outweighed him twisting before landing on its front feet,
so he couldnt throw it to tie, resulting in up twisting again before its back feet hit
a no time. the ground, then runs to the center of the
I found some shade from the hot sun arena bucking bad when we hear the
under someone elses cover. Two old buzzer telling Brewen hed made another
friends walked up joking about me being ride. Brewen wins again.
there with a camera. I guess the aging Watching all my grandchildren Im
great-grandfather was showing. That very proud. Their events are so different.
reunion sealed the rest of the day. We sat All are winners, with count-less buckles
reminiscing until Jacki came to get me and saddles to show for it. Brewen com-
for lunch where we had Westly Kolter petes against maybe five to seven bull
and Letti Cooper follow us to the trailer riders most of the time, where Jamee is
joining us for some Albertsons fried up against as many as 57 competitors.
chicken. John Jr. and the children walked Congratulations to both of them.
up and we all sat eating and visiting until Great-grandmother and Kourtnie and
John Jr. begged off to take a short nap, the children had fun, Dylan 5 and Justin
since hed been up all night. 10 months participating at their
After lunch we all went back to the gymkhana. I dont know if it is a bless-
arena. Westly, Letti and I found a seat in ing or a curse, but it is certainly a family
the grandstands. Jamee and her team affair.
roping partner caught their steer but it John McVey Middagh is a former
stepped through the rope with a front saddle shop owner and amateur
leg, which disquali-fied the team. Well, local historian. You can reach him
things happen there will be a next at

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Ascarate Park lies on north end of the Lower Valley. Photo by Lisa Kay Tate

More than Missions

Exploring El Pasos Lower Valley
The Broncois a familiar landmark. Photo by Lisa Kay Tate
Story by Lisa Kay Tate

he Mission Trail is one of El Paso we have become a household name, she The park is the site of several 5K races area residents, even those who never visit-

T Countys greatest treasures, and the

Lower Valley missions and Tigua
reservation are some of the areas most
said. The market has been going on for
40 years now, and the shopping center has
been here for 55 years.
and fishing events, and hosts a variety of
youth sports such as Aqua Posses annual
swim meet, Kids Fishing tournaments,
ed the market.
The Bronco Drive-In had its grand open-
ing on Oct. 14, 1949. The single-screen
visited sites for good reason. The market has 400 vendor spaces, with and Greater Tee golf events. Special events drive-in, which had a 600-car capacity,
However, theres a little bit more to El an average of about 300 to 350 of the include the Sun City Fair each spring, Sun closed its doors in 1975 as a theater but
Pasos Lower Valley. The Lower Valley spaces occupied each weekend. The mar- City Music Festival the first weekend in has endured much longer as a flea market,
and its surrounding neighborhoods are ket is also more than just a large mass of September, summer movies on the lake, with the old Bronco head still very much
home to numerous cultural and natural vendor booths, Negrete said, as it has all and Christmas lights during the holiday intact. Its open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
sites, unique local businesses, well-used the trappings for a fun weekend field trip. seasons. Tuesday through Sunday. The Bronco
park areas, and some favorite shopping The vendors are joined by family games The parks more than 70 years of history Dance Hall is also on the former theatres
areas and roadside landmarks. and carnival attractions like a carousel and in the area was commemorated with a his- site.
El Paso Scene asked a variety of area res- mechanical bull, and live music and enter- torical marker in 2015. Area resident Suzanna Corazon said there
idents what some of their favorite off- tainment. El Paso County Commissioner for are many great finds at the market, includ-
mission sites were in the Lower Valley. This is not just a place to come buy Precinct 2 David Stout emphasized the ing handmade items.
This list is far from a comprehensive, but a stuff, its a place to take the family and parks significance to the city to local I remember coming up here with some
good beginning point to encourage readers come and spend some time, Negrete said. media at the time of the markers dedica- friends, buying these cool special made
to begin their own exploration of the his- tion. shorts and clothes this one lady used to
toric area that stretches from Fox Plaza Ascarate Park Ascarate Park is a huge part of El Paso, make, she said. There is more out here
and Ascarate Park at its north end to San he said. I have spoken to a number of than you would expect.
Just down the road on the north side of
Elizario, Clint and Fabens to the south. people who remember coming here when
the Lower Valley is El Pasos largest pub-
they were children and are now bringing
lic-use recreational park, Ascarate Park on
The Brass Shop
their children. Ascarate Park is part of
Delta Drive. Many of the Lower Valleys locally owned
Fox Shopping Center and Mercado
everyones history and this marker is just a
Where does the Lower Valley officially Country residents voted in favor of a spe- and operated businesses have been part of
great addition to showcase that history.
begin? Theres no precise definition, but cial tax in 1937 to create the park, which the area for several years.
the major intersection at Paisano and was built with the help of more than 200 One example is The Brass Shop, 7360
Alameda (now home to one of the citys workers of the Civilian Conservation Stiles Drive, a spot that may not be on
Bronco Swap Meet
largest roundabouts) is as good a starting Corps and finished in 1940. The park is It is hard to get more nostalgic and eclectic every tourism brochure but is often recom-
point as any. named after a pioneering ranching family. than visiting one of El Pasos largest week- mended by anyone who has been there.
There you will find Fox Plaza, home to The park covers 400 acres with an 18- end flea markets. The shop was founded by El Paso entre-
one of the areas most popular Sunday flea hole golf course, pro shop and family- The 9-acre site at 8408 Alameda has preneur Bob Herndon in 1976, and his
markets, which also hosts live entertain- owned restaurant; a 48-acre lake with a more than 300 vendors, both indoors and family has kept it going since his passing
ment, movies and other special events year boardwalk, boat rentals and aquatic center; outdoors, selling everything from antiques, in 2012. The official name of the store is
round. community garden; playground facilities, collectibles to original art and food items. Herndons Wrought Iron Furniture, but
There is also an inside mini-mall area sportspark, trails and picnic areas and People often visit with families just to area residents affectionately just call it
with 30 specialty shops and additional ven- recently added a splash park. Admission to spend a day walking around a colorful, The Brass Shop.
dor spaces. The Mercado itself has more the park is free on weekdays, with $2 to $5 lively environment. The large store, which features brass,
than 50 shops. a carload entrance fee on weekends and Even today, the big Bronco head, first wrought iron and aluminum furniture and
Plaza Property Manager Jeannette holidays. created in 1950 for the Bronco Drive-In other items, is a photo opportunity in itself,
Negrete said the market has become a very From 1960 to 2006, the park was home to Theater by Luis Jimenez Sr. (the father of with its expanse of brass and novelties.
familiar part of El Pasos retail landscape. Western Playland Amusement Park, which the sculptor who created Los Lagartos at
One of the reasons we are successful is relocated to Sunland Park, N.M. San Jacinto Plaza), is a familiar icon for Please see Page 22
August 2017 El Paso Scene Page 21
Lower Valley Williams said only two of the sites build-
ings have been lost over time; most of the
Contd from Page 21 others remain intact for visitors to see. It
was declared one of the states most
Many area residents and travelers have endangered places by Preservation Texas
left recommendations encouraging people in 2015, and by 2016 the National Trust
to visit the shop. declared it a National Treasure.
You can spend a whole day going thru Rio Vista Farm is at 800 N. Rio Vista
all the unique stuff they have, one local Road in Socorro, about a half-mile east of
guide, Wando Lugo, wrote. Love this North Loop.
store! It is still surrounded by 200 acres of
farm land and the original brick 1915
building and the Mission Style adobe
buildings across the street make for an
El Paso County Sportspark
The sports park on North Zaragoza, is impressive sight and harken to another era
home to several competitive baseball pro- in the Mission Valley, Williams said.
grams, and was first built in 1986 on the The farm is currently used as a communi-
citys Far East side. ty center to serve Socorro, and plans are
According to the parks history, the underway to restore additional buildings
complex was originally designated to for re-use as a library and for additional
accommodate mens softball and soccer, community programs.
and was the first park in the area to host You can truly understand its importance
over 100 baseball teams. as a place where people were cared for and
The county purchased the park in 2002. its importance as a Bracero processing
In 2012, El Paso County Commissioners center add to the local and national signifi-
had hopes of El Paso County Sportspark cance, Williams said. On the one hand, it
on Zaragosa becoming the premier sports is a living testament to people caring for
facility of its kind for far west Texas and others less fortunate and in the case of the
surrounding areas. Renovations begun is farm workers, a reminder of the hard work
2012 were delayed for years due to con- and challenges faced by farm workers and
tractor disputes, and the park finally their families. Today, it continues to serve
reopened in 2016. a positive purpose as a community center
Today, it is still home to several competi- for the City of Socorro.
tive baseball programs, for youth and
adults, as well as softball and T-Ball.
There are 10 ballfields hosting thousands
of athletes and spectators each season, and
the county is still making plans to improve
facilities and its programs.
More upgrades are planned, according to
the parks master plan, include improve-
ments to the entrance, new clubhouse and
t-ball concession, batting cages, family
restrooms, administrative offices and hand-
icapped accessible pathways.

Rio Bosque (courtesy of John Sproul)

Rio Bosque Wetlands Park

One of the best sites for nature lovers in
the valley is Rio Bosque Wetlands Park,
managed by UTEPs Center for
Environmental Resource Management.
The address is 10716 Socorro Rd, but
access is from Pan American Drive, 1
miles from Americas.
The 372-acre city park has three trails
Rio Vista Farm in Socorro, Texas ranging from 0.6 miles to a 2.4-mile loop,
(courtesy of Texas Mountain Trail) all starting at the visitor center.
Each month the site offers free, guided
walking tours of the park, highlighting the
birds and other plants and animals on site.
Brochures are also available for self-guid-
Rio Vista Farm
Rio Vista Farm has been part of the Lower ed tours. Visitors can also give back to the
Valley since 1915, and was first built as park by taking part in regularly scheduled
the citys second county poor farm, volunteer workdays and faunal monitoring.
intended for the care of elderly and indi- Rio Bosque Wetlands Park offers visi-
gent children. By the 1930s, it expanded to tors a chance to take a walk back in time
also accommodate families during the and get a sense of what our river valley
Great Depression. might have looked like several hundred
Helen OShea Keleher and her mother years ago, said Rio Bosque Wetlands
Agnes OShea administered the farm for Park manager John Sproul. With its
50 years, and left a wonderful legacy of a developing wetlands and riverside forests
caring, familial-type institution, said Gary and its abundant wildlife, Rio Bosque is a
Williams, El Paso Community Foundation site totally unique in El Paso.
senior program officer. Another nearby natural area, Feather
From 1951 to 1964, the farm was a sig- Lake Wildlife Sanctuary at 9500 North
nificant processing site for the Bracero Loop, has been closed in recent years due
Program (which provided for temporary to lack of water.
migrant farm workers from Mexico).
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Lower Valley improvements in the area that encourage
people to enjoy the outdoors.
Contd from Page 22 In addition to the historic Missions
Trail, residents and visitors in the Lower
Valley now have many new activities to
enjoy including the Independence Drive
Hike and Bike Trail, where visitors can
Ramirez Pecan Farm
While the pecan orchards between El ride their bikes and take a walk along a
Paso and Mesilla remain the best known, shaded and lighted pathway without hav-
the Lower Valley is also a major grower of ing to worry about vehicles running them
one of this areas major cash crops. over, Rivera said. This recently complet-
The Lower Valley can boast Ramirez ed bicycle and pedestrian corridor which is
Pecan Farm, a family run farm at 13709 in front of Shawver Park will be augment-
north North Loop in Clint, purchased by ed in the future with another pathway
Air Force veteran Guadalupe (Lupe Jr.) which is currently in development La
Ramirez, whose entire family has become Playa Drain.
part of the farms legacy and business. Other pending projects, Rivera added,
The farm hosts events throughout the include improvements to Thomas Manor
year, including their popular Pecan Park and Lionel Forti Regional Family
Harvest Festival the first weekend in Aquatics Facility.
December, that welcome the public to pick
their own pecans from the orchard and And yes, go to the Missions!
enjoy vendors, country style activities and
food. They also host weddings and other While it is certainly possible to enjoy the
events among the orchards, as well as Lower Valley without a stop along the
ladybug releases and Earth Day celebra- Mission Trail, the trail will always remain
tions. one of the most popular destinations in the
During the summer we are open entire El Paso area, not just the valley. For
Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and those who havent yet discovered the
Fridays, 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. Mission Trail, here are some of the most
to 4 p.m., Ramirez said, but always call popular sites along the Mission Trail,
ahead (at 851-2003) as we are a family which of course, includes the Missions:
farm and often are out working the farm. Mission Ysleta Spanish and Tigua
They also venture into Downtown every Indian refugees from northern New
Saturday for the Art and Farmers Market Mexico founded the community in the
in Union Plaza. 1680s. The first mission was built in 1692
and rebuilt completely in both the 18th and
19th centuries.
Mission Socorro The first adobe
structure in Socorro was built in 1692, and
like nearby Mission Ysleta, was destroyed
by floods in later centuries. The current
structure dates back to 1843, with addi-
tions completed in 1873.
San Elizario Chapel Established in
1789 as a Spanish presidio, or fort, to pro-
tect the Camino Real, San Elizario was the
first county seat of El Paso. The church
was built in 1877, replacing a church built
about 25 years earlier. Technically, San
Pavo Real Spray Park Photo by Lisa Kay Elizario Chapel is a presidio church, not a
mission. The surrounding area features an
extensive historic and arts district with 17
historic sites, the Los Portales Museum
Spray park and other improvements
There are currently eight spray parks in and Visitor Center, numerous galleries.
El Paso County, but the Lower Valleys Information:
Pavo Real Recreation Center on Alameda
is home to the first enhanced spray park. San Elizario is also the Mission Trail Art
Like other city spray parks, Pavo Real Market in Veterans Memorial Plaza the
has a splash pad with water spouts, a dump third Sunday of the month June through
bucket and similar features, but also has November, as well as German Christmas
two large water slides and a separate spray market in December.
park for dogs, making it the only dog- Licon Dairy The dairys gift shop
friendly spray park in the city. popular for its homemade asadero cheese
All the spray parks are open 10 a.m. to products is located at 11951 Glorieta Road
10 p.m. daily through October. in San Elizario. The dairy also features an
I think the Pavo Real spray park is a extensive petting zoo and regularly
great place for a free to low-cost family stocked fishing hole. Admission is free,
outing, said Stacey Wright, community with a nominal charge for fishing hole use.
center supervisor Aquatics for the City Tigua Indian Cultural Center Located
of El Paso Parks & Recreation. There is a on Yaya Lane, east of the Ysleta Mission.
spray park and dog spray park that is free The center features a museum on the Tigua
to the public to use. It has slides for the tribe, Native American dances Saturdays
kids to enjoy. and Sundays, and Indian bread on sale at
Families come, cook out and enjoy the the center, made Saturday mornings. Also
day at the park. There is a pool next door featured are family-operated gift shops.
to enjoy as well, she said. Its fun to see Nearby Speaking Rock Entertainment
all the families enjoying the park! Center offers live music nightly, including
El Paso City Rep. Henry Rivera, elected mariachi, tribute bands and touring acts.
in May to represent District 7, which For more information, visit the El Paso
encompasses much of the Lower Valley Mission Trail Visitor Center at 6095
between Hunter and Zaragosa, cited the Alameda, or contact 790-0661, 851-9997
spray park as an example of quality-of-life or

August 2017 El Paso Scene Page 23

Gardening 101 El Paso Master age 4 and younger). Information: 857-1135 or
Gardeners will lead a free workshop on
Vermiculture 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, Bring water, hiking shoes and sunscreen for all
at El Paso Multipurpose Center, 9031 Viscount, daytime events. Special events (space is limited;
in partnership with Texas A&M Agrilife reservations required):
Extension and Office of Resilience and Yoga Tour is 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. Cost:
Sustainability. Information: 212-0115, gar- $9. Bring a mat. or these nights; last entry at 7 p.m. time, sharing with the community what they Rare Plant Tour, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12.
The Wings of the World Bird Show is 12:30 have learned through a number of educational Womens Hike, 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12.
Full Moon Nights White Sands National p.m. weekdays and 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. week- related projects. Application fee: $195. Birding hike is 7:30 a.m. third Saturday of the
Monument, 15 miles southwest of Alamogordo, ends at the new Wildlife Amphitheater. Information, applications: 771-2354 or month (Aug. 19).
N.M., on U.S. 70, hosts monthly full moon pro- Meet The Keeper talks are 10:30 to 3:15 Constellation tour is 8-10 p.m. the fourth
grams through October. Entrance fee: $5 age p.m. at various locations throughout the zoo. Thursday of the month (July 27, Aug. 24).
16 and older. Free for children. Information: African Star Train ride tickets are $2 plus
Franklin Mountains State Park Most
hiking and mountain-biking trails begin in the Reservations are recommended for the self-
(575) 479-6124, ext. 236 or (575) 679-2599, tax ($1.50 for children and society members). guided area and for camping: (512) 389-8911.
ext. 232; or go to Tom Mays area, off Transmountain Drive on
Asian Elephant Training Encounters scheduled North Mountain is available for self-guided day
8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7: Iron Will, First the west side of the park (east of I-10).
at noon daily. use, for up to 70 people at a time; reservations
Armored Division Bands popular music group. Entry fee is $5 per person, free for age 12 and
Week-long Zoo Camps for ages 6 to 10 are 9 recommended. There is an annual orientation
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6: Tularosa under (with family). Correct cash or check
a.m. to noon Monday through Friday through program for visitors. Guided access is offered
Basin Musician Union performing Americana only. Group rates available. Hours are 8 a.m. to
Aug. 11. Cost: $100 per week; $90 zoo mem- to the rest of the site. Picnicking allowed at ten
Folk and acoustic blues 5 p.m. daily. Information: 566-6441 or on
bers. tables closest to headquarters. Wood and char-
Facebook at FranklinMountainsSP. Web:
Wyler Aerial Tramway 1700 McKinley. Davis Mountains Hummingbird coal fires are not permitted. Bicycles permitted
Information: 562-9899 or 566-6622. Festival The annual festival is Thursday Guided hikes and bike rides are $3 additional only on designated paved areas. Pets allowed
A Leave No Trace hands-on workshop is 8 through Saturday, Aug. 24-27, in Fort Davis, fee ($1 ages 5-12; under 5 free). Bring water, only in camping or picnic areas. Call for reser-
a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, on the ethics of the Texas, with trade show, banding demonstra- snacks, sturdy shoes/boots, hiking stick, maps vations and other information: 857-1135.
outdoors. Admission is free; space is limited. tions, field trips, dinners, workshops, talks, art and binoculars. Dogs welcome on leash on There are campground sites with water and
RSVP at 566-6622. contest and more. Registration: $99 for full some hikes. Reservations required: 566-6441 electric, as well as water-only tent sites.
A last Sunday hike is 7 a.m. Aug. 27, up weekend. Information: 1-800-524-3015, ext. 221, 224 or White Sands National Monument
Ranger Peak. Meet in the parking lot for the 1- or on Facebook. The glistening gypsum dunes are about 15 miles
mile hike. southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70.
Master Gardener Course The Texas Rio Bosque Wetlands Park UTEPs
El Paso Zoo 4001 E. Paisano. Zoo AgriLife Extension Service will host a 12-week Center for Environmental Resource Visitor Center hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Entrance hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. master gardener course 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Management offers free guided walking tours through Sept. 10. Park hours are 7 a.m. to 9
Zoo admission is $12 for ages 13 to 59; $9 for Thursdays, Aug. 31-Nov. 16, at Texas A&M and other activities at Rio Bosque Wetlands p.m. through Sept. 2. Entrance fee: $5 age 16
ages 60 and older and active duty military AgriLife Extension Service (Ascarate Annex, Park in El Pasos Mission Valley. Tours last and older. Free for children. Information: (575)
(including spouse) with ID; $7.50 ages 3 to 12; second floor), 301 Manny Martinez. Classes about two hours. Information: 747-8663 or rio- 479-6124, ext. 236 or (575) 679-2599, ext.
and free for ages 2 and under. Zoo members include: intensive horticulture training on such 232; or go to
admitted free. Information: 212-0966 or elpa- topics as vegetable gardening, trees and prun- Introductory tour is 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13. MothaPalooza family friendly celebration of ing, xeriscaping, soils, fertilizers, plant pests and Community workday is 8 a.m. Saturday, moths is 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, July 28, in honor
Zoo After Howlers extended summer hours more. After successful completion of the Aug. 19. of National Moth Week. Discover the amazing
are Saturday, Aug. 19. Zoo open until 8:30 course, participants are required to volunteer Bird tour is 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. life that thrives in the dunes and the science
Meeting place is a bridge crossing Riverside that is helping us gain a better understanding of
Canal. Take Americas Ave. (Loop 375) to Pan this otherworldly landscape.
American Drive, turn left and travel 1.5 miles. Sunset strolls are offered daily one hour
before sunset; 7 p.m. through Aug. 6; 6:45 p.m.
Municipal Rose Garden The garden at Aug. 7-20; 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21-Sept. 3.
3418 Aurora (at Copia) is open to the public 8 Skins and Skulls mammal identification talks
a.m. to 6 p.m. daily late March through are 3 p.m. daily through Sept. 4.
November, except for official holidays. The Full Moon Hikes are 7:45 p.m. Sunday, Aug.
garden has many types of roses at the sprawling 6 and 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5. Reservations
park area with a waterfall, shade canopy and required starting one month in advance of each
many other amenities. Admission is free. hike; online only. Cost: $8; $4 age 15 and
Information/rentals: El Paso Parks and young, plus monument entrance fees.
Recreation, 541-4331. The 1st Armored Division band Iron Will per-
Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso forms up-beat popular music during the next
Desert Botanical Garden 4200 Full Moon Night at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7.
Doniphan (across from Frontera). Hours are 10 A Total Eclipse of the Park viewing of the par-
a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. tial solar eclipse is 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Admission: $3 (free for members). Information: Monday, Aug. 21, preceded by a program at
584-0563, or elpa- 10:30 a.m. Hands-on craft activities for kids are noon to 1 p.m.

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Site Ranch Road 2775 off U.S. 62/180 The park is about 160 miles east of El Paso, off
(Montana Ave.). The site is famed for many the Carlsbad Highway (U.S. 62-180).
Native American rock paintings and unique Information: (575) 785-2232 or
geology. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday Summer hours (through Sept 4): Last entry
through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday into cave via natural entrance is 4 p.m. Last
through Sunday. Admission: $7 (free for chil- entry into cave via elevator is 5 p.m.
dren 12 and younger). Additional activity cost
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Nature Saturday, Aug. 12.
American Bass Fishing Tournament is 6 a.m.
p.m.). Information: (575) 887-5516.
Full Moon Walks: 8 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dripping Springs Natural Area The
Contd from Page 24 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. Aug. 5; 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5. recreational area is at the base of the Organ
Cobblestone Wacky Triathlon is 6:30 a.m. to Mountains at the end of Dripping Springs Road
Plan 3-1/2 hours for a walk-in tour and 1-1/2 Bottomless Bubblefest Bottomless
7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. (the eastern extension of University Avenue),
hours for Big Room tour of the Caverns. Cost Lake State Park, 13 miles east of Roswell, (via
Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. 5000 Calle about 10 miles east of Las Cruces. The area,
is $10 (free or ages 15 and younger). The U.S. Hwy 380 and NM Hwy 409), will host its
del Norte in Mesilla. Information: (575) 523- run by the federal Bureau of Land Management
parks audio self-guided tour is $3 extra (also annual Labor Day weekend event 7 a.m. to 1
4398. Audubon Bird Walks are 7:15 a.m. in cooperation with the Nature Conservancy,
available in Spanish). p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3, featuring
Saturdays, led by park volunteers. Ranger-led includes the A.B. Cox Visitors Center, several
The bat season generally lasts from April or underwater dive poker, underwater games,
Nature Hikes are 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Fitness in hiking trails, and La Cueva Picnic Area.
May through mid-October. Daily bat flight talks snorkeling, beach volleyball, nature hikes,
Nature walks with the Second Chance Walker April through September the entrance gate is
begin at 7:30 p.m. (about 15 minutes long) are ranger talks and more. Day-use fee is $5.
Program are 8:30 a.m. every Saturday begin- open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is $3 per vehi-
offered just before sunset at the amphitheater Camping fees (reservations recommended): $8
ning at the Visitor Center. cle. No pets allowed (except for assistance ani-
outside the natural entrance. Admission is free. for primitive site; $10 for developed site (elec-
Rockhound State Park, five miles south of mals). Information: (575) 522-1219.
Then bats willing visitors are treated to trical hookup $4 extra). Information: (575)
Deming on SR 11 and then east on Rockhound
the sunset spectacle of clouds of bats flying out 624-6058 or
Road (State Road 141) for nine miles. Day
of the cave entrance. Best flights are usually in
August and September.
hours: 7:30 a.m. to sunset. Information: (575) Gila Cliff Dwellings National
Bird banding of the cave swallows is the first
546-6182 or (575) 744-5998. Monument 44 miles north of Silver City
Mariachi program is 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, on NM Highway 15 in the middle of the majes-
Friday of the month through October in the
Sept. 16, showcasing Deming High School tic Gila Wilderness, the first and one of the
mariachi musicians. largest wilderness areas. Entrance fee: $5 per
Other guided tours are available; call or check
Bottomless Lakes State Park 13 miles east person; $10 per family. Information: (575) 536-
website for details.
of Roswell, N.M. via US 380. Information: (575) 9461 or
Guadalupe Mountains National Park 624-6058. The trail to the cliff dwellings is open from 9
110 miles east of El Paso on the way to The 31st Annual Paddle Boat Races are 1 to 3 a.m. to 4 p.m. year round. Everyone must be
Carlsbad, the 86,416-acre park includes the p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5. off the trail by 5 p.m. Visitor center is open 8
highest point in Texas: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749 Bottomless Bubblefest scuba diving event is 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
feet. Entry fee: $5 for ages 16 and older, good a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3,
for one week and all trails. Pine Springs Visitor An Ochos Millas bike ride around the park is 8 Alameda Park Zoo Alameda Park, 1321
a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 9. North White Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70),
Center hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
Enchanted Evening presentations are 8 to 9 Alamogordo. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Camping is $8 per site per night. Information:
p.m. Saturdays, through Sept. 2, at the pavilion Admission: $2.50 ($1.50 ages 3-11 and 60 and
(915) 828-3251 or
area. older; free for ages 2 and younger).
New Mexico State Parks Day-use fee Camping fees at state parks are $8 for primi- Information: (575) 439-4290.
is $5 when visiting any state park. All programs
are free with park entrance, unless otherwise
tive site; $10 for developed site (electrical Aguirre Spring Campground The
hookup $4 extra). Organ Mountain recreational area, run by the
listed. Information: (575) 744-5998 or
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State federal Bureau of Land Management, is off U.S.
Park 1504 Miehls Drive N., Carlsbad, N.M. 70 about 15 miles east of Las Cruces. Fifty-five
Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Information:
Admission: $5 ($3 ages 7-12; free 6 and under). family camping and picnic sites, plus two group
(575) 744-5923.
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (last entry at 3:30 areas. Day-use fee is $3 per vehicle.
Boating Safety Class is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Information: (575) 525-4300.

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Centennial Museum University at through Saturday; call for availability. Cost: $4
Wiggins, UTEP. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 ($3 ages 6-18). Admission is free to Visitor
Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. Center. Group tours available with advance
Information: 747-6667 or registration. Information: 533-5147, visit-
Permanent exhibits on the Third Floor focus or Facebook.
on the history of the Chihuahuan Desert. The Free hands-on fencing demonstration with
Chihuahuan Desert Gardens on the museum Margaret de Long and her staff at Salle de Long
grounds have more than 800 species of plants is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 5. Call for
native to the region. reservations.
The Lhakhang Cultural Exhibit is open to the Building With Dirt Adobe Class for ages 8-12
public for viewing 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every is 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 4. Cost: $10.
Wednesday, and 1 to 4:30 p.m. the first Sunday Tea Time with Ms. Sharon for ages 8-12 is 9
of the month. A museum representative will be a.m. to noon Aug. 11. Cost: $20.
on hand to answer questions. Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club is at 2
p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, to discuss The Poison
El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle, 1913. Cost: $5.
Center 715 N. Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m. Yoga with Rebecca Hendricks is at 10-11
to 5 p.m. weekdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12 and Aug. 26. Free.
Sunday. Admission is free unless listed other-
wise; donations welcome. Information: 351- National Border Patrol Museum and
0048 or Memorial Library 4315 Transmountain
Showing Aug. 5-Nov. 5: Rebirth After the Drive. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
Holocaust: The Bergen-Belsen Displaced through Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday and
Persons Camp, 1945-1950. The photo-docu- major holidays. Admission is free. Information:
mentary exhibition illuminates the history of 759-6060 or
Holocaust survivors in the years immediately
War Eagles Air Museum 8012 Airport
following their liberation from the Nazis.
Road, Doa Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa.
Bergen-Belsen, a wartime concentration camp,
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
became the largest displaced persons camp in
Sunday. Admission: $5; $4 senior citizens and
Germany, at a time when over 250,000 home-
military; free for children under 12.
less Jewish survivors sought to recover from
Information: (575) 589-2000 or war-eagles-air-
the destruction of their families and communi-
ties, regain their physical health, and gather the
strength and hope to create new families and
Las Cruces area
new homes in new lands. Bergen-Belsen
became a self-governed Jewish community for Branigan Cultural Center Branigan
five years, with political, cultural, religious, edu- Building, 501 N. Main, (Downtown Mall) Las
cational, and social activities that renewed Cruces. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Jewish life and a vibrant center of rehabilitation, Tuesday through Friday (until 8 p.m.
reconstruction and rebirth. Thursday); 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
An open house is 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. Information: (575) 541-2154, las-
5, Visitors can record their personal story or or on Facebook.
that of a family member who immigrated to Showing through Aug. 12: Spirited:
this country. Tour guides will answer questions. Prohibition in America.
Light refreshments will also be served. Showing through Sept. 16: Water on the
Border, works by 19 border artists to bring
El Paso Museum of Archaeology awareness to lack of water and the importance
4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso
of the Rio Grande through art.
(west of U.S. 54). Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Yoga in the Courtyard is 5 to 6 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday. Tours are 10:30 to
Wednesday, Aug. 2.
2 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays, Mondays
The monthly History Notes Lecture Series is
and city holidays. Admission is free.
1 p.m. the second Thursday of each month.
Information: 755-4332 or
The Aug. 12 lecture is Rocks, Mud, Wood,
and Blood: Folk Architecture in Spanish New
Showing through Oct. 14: Paquim and the
Mexico by Dr. Kelly Jenks.
Casas Grandes Culture.
International Cat Day Activities are 1 to 2
El Paso Museum of History 510 N. p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8. The museum will
Santa Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday remember the Branigan Librarys famous res-
through Saturday (open until 9 p.m. ident cat, Mr. Nero.
Thursdays), and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Las Cruces Museum of Nature and
Museum admission is free. Information: 212-
Science 411 N. Main in the Las Cruces
0320 or
Downtown Mall. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30
Family Days Acting Out: Plays and Movies is
p.m. Tuesday through Friday (until 8 p.m.
1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12.
Thursday); 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Summer camps for ages 7-12 are 1 to 4 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday. Information: (575)
Tuesdays through Fridays, through Aug. 11.
522-3120 or
Cost: $70 per camp ($55 museum members).
The museum will be open until 7 p.m.
Magoffin Home State Historic Site Wednesdays during the summer. Night at the
1120 Magoffin. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum, with hands-on science experiments,
Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. is 5:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 16.
Sunday. Visitors can begin their tour at the
Las Cruces Railroad Museum The
Visitor Center across the street (1117
museum is in the Santa Fe train depot, 351 N.
Magoffin, a restored 1901 home); closed
Mesilla (at Las Cruces avenue west of the
Sunday. Tours on the hour; last tour at 4 p.m.
Spanish language tours offered Thursday
Please see Page 27
Page 26 El Paso Scene August 2017
Museum Also
Contd from Page 26 Deming Luna Mimbres Museum 301
S. Silver, Deming, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4
Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is
p.m. Tuesday through Friday (until 8 p.m. free. Information: (575) 546-2382, 1-800-848-
Thursday); 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 4955 or
to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble.
Closed Sunday and Monday. Admission is free; Geronimo Springs Museum 211 Main
donations encouraged. Information: (575) 647- in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Hours are 9
4480 or a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon
The Las Cruces Museums will be open late to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 ($2.50 stu-
every Wednesday during the summer 2017. dents 6 to 18; free for ages 5 and younger).
Family Game Night is 5 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23. Family rates: $15. Information: (575) 894-6600
NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. The 47- Hubbard Museum of the American
acre museum chronicles the 3,000-year history West 841 U.S. Hwy 70 West, next to
of agriculture and rural life in New Mexico. Ruidoso Downs (N.M.) Race Track. Hours are
Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday.

Marie Otero Hair Studio

Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: Admission: $7 ($5 for seniors, military; $2 chil-
$5 for adults, $4 seniors 60 and older; $3 chil- dren 6-16; free for children 5 and younger and
dren age 4-17; free for museum members, vet- museum members). Information: (575) 378-
erans and children age 3 and under. 4142, or on Facebook.
Information: (575) 522-4100 or nmfarman- Museum of the Big Bend Sul Ross

& Florence Street Gallery State University (Entrance 3), Hwy 90 in
Showing through Aug. 6: A Movable Feast: Alpine, Texas. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

1015 N. Florence
Foods of New Mexico, presented by the New Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m.
Mexico Watercolor Society, Southern Chapter. Sunday. Admission is free,. Information: (432)
at Arizona

Showing Aug. 4-Nov. 5: American Plains
2 blocks north
837-8143 or

Wash & Wear Hair!

Artists 32nd Annual Juried Exhibit & Sale in the
of Montana
Showing through Sept. 3: Turning Points in
Legacy and Traditions galleries. This celebra-
By Apppointment
Teaching: Early Education and the Annual
tion of the Art of the Plains features 104 art-

for the Hip, Natural Look

Summer Normal in Alpine.
works in traditional media that depict the
American Great Plains region. Free public New Mexico Museum of Space

Haircut & Blow-Dry $50

reception is 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3. History 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo.
Refreshments served. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $6
Showing Aug. 18-Dec. 3 in the Arts The ($5 for seniors and military, $4 ages 4-12, age 3

Expanded Appointment Schedule!

show features 32 images by Las Cruces pho- and younger free). Information: (877) 333-
tographer Nirmal Khandan that capture a vari- 6589, (575) 437-2840 or

Call today for your appointment

ety of birds in their natural habitat. Opening The Launch Pad Lecture Series is 9 to 11 a.m.
reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24. the first Friday of each month. The Aug. 4 lec-
Pegie Douglas puts the words of one of the ture is Total Solar Eclipse: What You Need to
most revered cowboy poets of all time to Know with Museum Education Director Dave
music during the one-hour show, The Life & Dooling. Admission is free; coffee and donuts
Music of Badger Clark at 7 p.m. Thursday, provided. Next months lecture is Sept. 1,
Aug. 10, as part of the museums Culture with A long Way From Home: The Trip of
Series. Admission is free. Voyager 1 by museum curator Sue Taylor.
Community Appreciation Day is 9 a.m. to 4 The museum hosts The Great SW UN-
p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, with demonstrations Eclipse RV Rally Friday-Monday, Aug. 18-21.
such as blacksmithing and weaving. This year
Sacramento Mountains Historical
highlights the 100th birthday of the Museums
Museum 1000 U.S. 82, across from the
chuck wagon. Food samples will be available
Chamber of Commerce in Cloudcroft, N.M.
while supplies last.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday,
Crafts for Kids are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. selected,
Friday and Saturday; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays.
Saturdays. Free with museum admission.
Admission: $5 ($3 ages 6 to 12); $1 military dis-
NMSU Art Gallery D.W. Williams Art count. Art and Wine Festival is Saturday and
Center, 1390 E. University Ave, NMSU. Hours Sunday, Aug. 5-6. Information: (575) 682-2932
are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through or
Saturday. Admission is free. Designated gallery
Silver City Museum 312 W. Broadway,
parking free on weekends and after 5 p.m. on
Silver City. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
weekdays. Information: (575) 646-2545 or
Tuesday through Friday,10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday. Open until 7 p.m. first
Showing through Aug. 18: New
Friday of month. Admission: $3. Information:
Acquisitions/Nuevas Adquisiciones, an exhibi-
(575) 538-5921 or
tion of several additions to the permanent col-
A 60s Board Game Family game Day is
lection acquired over the past two years.
Saturday, Aug. 19.
Closing reception is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday,
Showing through Sept. 4: The
Aug. 18.
Disappearing Mining Landscape of Grant
NMSU Museum Kent Hall, University at County, an exhibit by photographer Ann
Solano, Las Cruces. Open noon to 4 p.m. McMahon and geologist Andrew Lindlof.
Tuesday through Friday. Admission is free. Showing through Dec. 31: 50 Years Ago in
Information: (575) 646-5161 or Silver City. as part of a year of events com- memorating the 50th anniversary of the Silver
City museum. A series of panel discussions are
White Sands Missile Range Museum noon to 1 p.m. one Thursday each month.
and Missile Park Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 10: Pop Culture
Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday. Free admission. Toy Train Depot Alameda Park, 1991
Visitors must provide a current license, car N. White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo. Hours are
registration and proof of insurance. noon to 4:40 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Information: (575) 678-8824 (local call) or Admission: $4. Information: (575) 437-2855.

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Agave Rosa Gallery 905 Noble (next to Associations gallery is at 500 W. Paisano (in
the International Museum of Art). Hours are 10 the Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are 11 a.m.
a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3
Information: 533-8011. Showing in August is p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. Information:
Collective exhibition by local abstract artists 534-7377,,
Matthew Martinez (JAM), Yeunhee Lee, and, or on Facebook.
Chaps Tucker. Reception is 6 to 9 p.m. Showing through Aug. 4: My America!,
Saturday, Aug. 5. My America a Artists patriotic exhibit.
An opening Reception is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
All that Jazz! Painting Workshop El Friday, Aug. 11, for Fresh Faces 2, featuring
Paso Museum of Art hosts the workshop 6 to young perspectives and hybrid art from both
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at Ruths Chris EPAA members and non-members. On display
Steak House (8889 Gateway West Suite 400) through Sept. 23.
as part of its monthly workshops at the The EPAA General Meeting and Art
Fountains at Farah. Create a painting inspired Demonstration is 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27.
by New Orleans jazz and zydeco music. Cost: 1-2-3 Friends exhibit submissions taken
$30; covers materials, beverage, and light through Aug. 19 for exhibit running Sept.
refreshments. Registration: 225-3625. 29-Nov. 4.
Arts International 2017 The El Paso Life Drawing lessons are offered 5:30-8:30
Art Associations Regional Juried Art Exhibit p.m. Thursdays at the Art Junction upstairs.
runs Sept. 2-Oct. 4 at the International Cost: $10; students bring their own supplies.
Museum of Art, 1211 Montana, with opening Doodles N Noodles Peace of Art:
reception is 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2. This Design for Change host the art exhibit about
years judge is Lyuba Titovets, and jurors are doodles 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at El
Robert Highsmith, Rosario Ponte, and Kimberly Tenedor Restaurant, 414 E. San Antonio.
Ren Vanecek. The show is El Pasos largest More than 100 doodles will be displayed and
juried art competition, with artists participating for sale; proceeds benefit Giving Hearts Library
in various media. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to project. All ages welcome. Admission is free.
5 p.m. Wednesday. Thursday and Friday, 1 to 5 Information: 491-5170.
p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.
Information: 534-7377. El Paso Museum of Art One Arts
Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9
Bert Saldana Art Gallery The gallery a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and
featuring Southwestern Art is at 1501 Main Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to
Street in the San Elizario Arts District. Hours 9 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free unless
are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through noted otherwise. Information: 212-0300 or
Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to
4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 479-2926 or bert- Showing through Aug. 20: The Red That Colored the World, exploring the use of
Celebration of Our Mountains Art cochineal throughout history from Mexico and
Show The 17th annual juried art show at South America, to Europe, the U.S. and
Ardovinos Desert Crossings Sunset Hall, One beyond. Organized by the Museum of
Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, is taking artist International Folk Art in Santa Fe. A red wine
submissions through Aug. 21, with works tasting event is 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17.
inspired by the regions mountains. The show Showing through Sept. 17: An American
opens with a reception at 6 p.m. Thursday, Animator, Don Bluth, celebrating the 10th
Sept. 28, and runs through December. anniversary of the Plaza Classic Film Festival.
Artists may submit up to six works in person or An El Paso native, Bluth became one of
digitally. Entry fee: $10 per piece. Submission Disneys master animators, known for films
requirements: (575) 589-0653 or submis- such as The Rescuers and Winnie the Pooh. Adapting to the transition from analog
to digital technology, Bluth formed Don Bluth
Chamizal galleries Chamizal National Productions. The exhibition highlights Bluths
Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Franklin G. Smith range in style and animation technique.
Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday Showing through Sept. 24: Female
through Friday. Admission is free. Information: Portraits: A Connection Between Artists and
532-7273 or Models in the Tom Lea Gallery.
Showing through August in the Franklin Smith Through Oct. 8: Spirit Lines: Helen Hardin
Gallery is Collective photographic exhibition Etchings. Hardin (19431984) was a Native
Photowalk El Paso 2016. American artist who created avenues for other
Native women to break from traditionalism.
Chinati Foundation Marfa, Texas. The museums LabEPMA provides emerging
Created by artist Donald Judd, the Chinati regional artists an opportunity to exhibit one
Foundation houses one of the worlds largest work of art in any media accompanied by a 30-
collections of permanently installed contempo- minute discussion of their work.
rary art. The collection is open for guided tours Featured through Aug. 6: Primavera,
throughout the year at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ceramic wall relief by Leticia Luevanos
Wednesday through Sunday. Grounds close at Featured Aug. 10-Dec. 10: Tunnel
5 p.m. Admission is $10 ($5 for students, sen- Runner, a mixed media installation by Abel
iors). Full tour is $25 ($10 students). Saucedo. Saucedo will give an artist talk 5:30 to
Information: (432) 729-4362 or 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24.
Crossland Gallery The El Paso Art
Please see Page 29
Page 28 El Paso Scene August 2017
Art Scene street vendors and immigrants, graffiti, posters
and traditional sign-making, musicians and
Aug. 9: Open Mic Night.
Aug. 30: Wellness Wednesday in the court-
second Wednesday of every month. Meetings
are free and open to the public.
Contd from Page 28 youth culture. yard. Art Tales reading and hands-on art experi-
Showing Aug. 10-Sept. 29: Erika Harrsch: The informal interdisciplinary based ences for kids are 10 to 11 a.m. the second
Under the Same Sky We Dream video Artrageous workshops are 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday of the month.
Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and
installation that focuses on children who cross Saturdays in the atrium between the Museum The Aug. 8 book is The Magic Gourd by
Gift Shop 1445 Main Street in San Elizario.
borders, both with and without their families, of Art and Museum of Nature and Science. Baba Wague Diakite, with a Mali cultural activi-
Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday
and highlights the conditions of immigrant Augusts theme is Back-to-School. ty.
through Saturday, and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
minors both at the border and within the Reading Art Book Club meets at 2:30 p.m. the
Sunday and by appointment. Information: 851-
United States. Please see Page 30
0742 or 474-1800, or
Showing Aug. 10-Dec. 15: Simplified
The gallery and House of Positive Karma will
World by Suzi Davidoff, drawings on found
have a Customer Appreciation Weekend 11
maps and globes and with an accompanying
a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16-
hand-drawn animation.
17. Free gift with purchase.
San Elizario Art District Several gal-
Hal Marcus Gallery 1308 N. Oregon.
leries and artist studios are located 1445 to
The gallery specializes in local and early El Paso
1501 Main Street near the San Elizario Plaza on
art. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday,
the Mission Trail. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday
Wednesday and Friday; noon to 7 p.m.
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
Thursday or by appointment.
noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 474-1800
Information: 533-9090 or
or 851-0093.
Extended through Aug. 15: Early El Paso
Featured gallery artists include Albert
Art Show featuring 69 artists.
Escamilla, Robert Dozal, Rob Mack, Palmira
An opening reception is 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday,
Lopez, Manuel Alvarado, Maria Branch, Bert
Aug. 31, for el paso miniatures, featuring
Saldaa, Joanna Franco, Melissa Himes, M.
works of more than two dozen artists. The
Concepcion, Robert Lichlyter, Amado Pena Jr.
exhibit continues through Jan. 12.
and Arturo Avalos.
Ho Baron Sculpture Garden and
Susan Eisen Fine Jewelry & Watches
Studio Barons surreal outdoor sculpture
5857 N. Mesa, Ste. 19. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
garden at 2830 Aurora (at Piedras) is visible
Tuesday through Saturday. Information: 584-
from the street, featuring several of his large-
0022 or
scale works. His indoor studio hours are noon
Showing through Sept. 17: First in a series
to 5 p.m. Saturdays, or by appointment. The
of exhibitions and sales of artwork by El Paso
indoor studio features his sculpture, drawings,
artist Russell Waterhouse. The art represents
and art assemblages as well as access to a sec-
examples of landscapes showing the El Paso
ond private sculpture garden. Information: 915-
sky, mountains, and colors of the desert so
562-7820 or
common around El Paso.
International Museum of Art 1211
Montana. The museum is operated by the Las Cruces/Mesilla
International Association for the Visual Arts in
Cutter Gallery 2640 El Paseo (at
the historic Turney Home. Hours are 10 a.m.
University), Las Cruces. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5
to 5 p.m. Wednesday Thursday and Friday, 1 to
p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free guided tours
Saturday. Information: (575) 541-0658 or the-
available on a walk-in basis. Admission is free.
Information: 543-6747 or internationalmuseu-
Showing through Aug. 31: Trading Post
Collection, a collection of 100s of pots
A Brunch & Bingo at the Museum fundraiser is
Native American Pottery from San Ildefonso,
2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, with host come-
Santo Domingo, Santa Clara, Acoma, Hopi, San
dian Nico Adjemian. Cost: $5 (includes
Juan, Zia, Tesuque and many others from
mimosas and appetizers).
around the word including Costa Rica,
Showing Aug. 5-31: The Life of J., works
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Peru as well as
by Jorge Alfonso Polanco Aguirre. Aguirres
Mata Ortiz pottery, vintage Taxco Mexican
paintings capture an exact moment of the
jewelry, 1920-1930s Mexican pottery and addi-
artists life, but are intertwined with his own
tional collections of Native American jewelry.
perspective. Opening reception is 2 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 5. Las Cruces Museum of Art 491 N.
Also showing in August is All That Stuff, Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to
works by Rosellen (Ellen) Marslender, a signa- 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday (until 8 p.m.
ture member of Rio Bravo Watercolorists and Thursday), 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5
member of Texas Watercolor Society and to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble.
Western Watercolor Society. She was admitted Closed Sunday and Monday. Information: (575)
into the El Paso Artists Hall of Fame in 2002. 541-2137 or
Opening public reception is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Showing Aug. 4-Oct. 21: The biennial From
Aug. 6. The Ground Up XXVII exhibit by Potters
Guild of Las Cruces.
Rubin Center UTEPs Stanlee and Gerald
Presentation of awards for From the Ground
Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is off Dawson
Up XXVIII Regional Juried Ceramics Exhibition
Drive next to the Sun Bowl. Hours are 10 a.m.
is 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, with remarks
to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday (open until 7
by juror Steven Hill.
p.m. Thursday) and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
The first of two artists panel discussions is
Information: 747-6151, or
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, in the Branigan
on Facebook at RubinCenter.
Cultural Center, next to the museum.
Showing through Sept. 29: Lxs Dos:
Participating artists are Deborah Moore,
Psele, Psele presents the work of Christian
Barbara Williams, Glenn Schwaiger, Dina Edens
and Ramon Cardenas, a married couple who
and Andrew Nagem.
together form the artist collaborative Lxs Dos.
The museum will be open until 7 p.m.
Their dynamic, character-driven artwork can
Wednesdays during the summer months, with a
be seen in public spaces throughout El Paso and
special event 5 to 6:30 p.m. on selected
Juarez. The artists create visual tributes to
sometimes invisible aspects of border life

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August offers variety
at EP Museum of Art
Also in August, EPMA on the Road pres-
ents two options to combine art, food and

All that Jazz! Painting Workshop is 6-
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3 at Ruths Chris
Steak House at The Fountains at Farah.
Participants can create a painting inspired
he El Paso Museum of Art is much American Tail, The Land before Time, by New Orleans jazz and zydeco music,
more than its outstanding collections All Dogs Go to Heaven and Anastasia. while learning the basics of composition
of paintings and sculptures, and As a youth Bluth was so fascinated by and color combinations. Workshop is $30
August will provide several opportunities early animated films that he rode his horse and covers all materials, a beverage, and
to experience a wider range of art and to the local movie theater every Saturday light bites. To register, call 225-3625.
artists. to watch Disney classics such as Fantasia The workshop is part of the Art La
Most notably, An American Animator, and Bambi. Carte monthly workshops at the East Side
Don Bluth will be on display in the de After watching the movies, Id go home shopping center, each of which will be
Wetter Gallery through Sept. 17. The 400- and copy every Disney comic book I could facilitated by EPMAs teaching artists. For
piece exhibition, comprised of concept find, he confided. Bluths family moved chief animators working on films such as future programs, visit
sketches and drawings, animation cels, sto- to Utah where Bluth graduated from high The Rescuers and Petes Dragon. He
ryboards, backgrounds and publicity pho- school and attended Brigham Young wasnt satisfied with the quality of work A Taste of Red (Wine!) is 6 p.m.
tographs, provides viewers with fascinat- University for a year before getting a job being done following Disneys death, how- Thursday, Aug. 17, at the museum, in cele-
ing insights into Bluths animation style with the Disney studios. He started in 1955 ever, so on his 42nd birthday in 1979, bration of the exhibition The Red That
and his creative process. The exhibit is as an assistant to John Lounsbery in the Bluth and nine fellow Disney animators Colored the World. Led by certified som-
offered in conjunction with the Plaza production of Sleeping Beauty. In 1957, started a new animation studio, Don Bluth melier Manny Jemente, the program will
Classic Film Festival. only two years after being hired, Bluth left Productions. offer samples of the many shades and
Born in El Paso in 1937, Bluth has distin- Disney to travel to Argentina on a Mormon The fledgling studios first feature-length expressions of red wine. Tickets are $20
guished himself an animator, film director, mission. film was The Secret of NIMH (1982). ($15 for EPMA members). Space is limit-
writer and producer. His animation credits Returning to work with Disney once Bluth employed 160 animators during the ed. To reserve a seat in advance, visit
include The Secret of NIMH, An again, Bluth became one of the studios production and agreed to the first profit-
sharing contract in the animation industry.
Though a moderate success in the box Finally, El Paso artist and gallery owner
office, the movie received critical acclaim, Hal Marcus will lead a two-part master
and thanks to home VCRs became a cult class in August. Class level is from age
favorite. 13 to adult, but previous art experience is
In 1983, Bluth created the video games not required, Marcus said. I want to
Dragons Lair and Space Age, both of encourage everybody to try new ideas and
which allowed the player to control an just have fun.
actual cartoon. The first session will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Bluth teamed up with producer Steven Thursday, Aug, 24 at the museum. This
Spielberg three years later for his next will be in a studio setting so I will talk a
project, An American Tail, which bit about my approach starting off with the
became the highest grossing non-Disney importance of drawing, and then lead
animated film at that time. The second members into the zone where they can get
Spielberg-Bluth collaboration, The Land in touch with their own creative spirit. This
Before Time was a success in both the- will be a learning experience for me as
aters and the home video market. In 1989, encouraging students not to be inhibited is
before his next film, All Dogs go to a challenge in itself.
Heaven, Bluth broke with Spielberg and The second session begins at 9:30 a.m.
was not involved in the numerous Land Saturday, Aug, 26, at the Hal Marcus
Before Time sequels. Gallery, 1308 N. Oregon, for a tour of the
During decade of the 1990s Bluth used gallery well as Hals home and studio
his talents as a director on films such as across from the gallery. Following a lunch
Rock-a Doodle, Thumbelina, A Troll break, the group will return to the museum
in Central Park and The Pebble and the at 1 p.m. to continue their painting proj-
Penguin. None of which matched the suc- ects.
cess of his previous films. Explaining this unusual format, Marcus
The EPMA will be showing six of shared, When I agreed to teach this class,
Bluths animated films in the El Paso it was with the understanding that I could
Energy Auditorium the weekends of Aug. invite participants over to see my world. It
5-6 and Aug. 12-13. Admission is free. is by experiencing an artists environment
Schedules are available at and talking with him one on one, that stu-
or by calling the museum. dents begin to understand the nuts and
Those desiring to meet Bluth in person bolts of creativity.
will want to sign up for an exclusive The class costs $38 ($30 for museum
Members Only tour Aug, 12. Led by ani- members) and includes all materials.
mators Bluth and Gary Goldman, it will Contact the museum for more information
provides with an insiders view of the or to register.
process behind the creation of animated
movies. Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer
specializing in the visual arts.

Art Scene of each month. Augusts artists are painter

Frank Peacock and photographer Bob Zolto.
Contd from Page 29 Both artists works reflect the natural world.
NM Watercolor Society Southern
Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery Chapter The Chapter continues its
2470-A Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, across Nature watercolor exhibit of southern New
from the Fountain Theatre. Hours are 10 a.m. Mexico and El Paso watercolorists through
to 5 p.m. daily. The gallery features more than Aug. 31 at Southwest Environmental Centers
30 artists in various media. New works dis- Cottonwood Gallery, 275 N. Main, Las Cruces.
played every three months. Information: (575) Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
522-2933 or
Receptions are 1 to 4 p.m. the first Saturday Please see Page 31
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Independent Pizzerias
July 31-Aug. 4: Ken Hosmer (oil, acrylic, all
Contd from Page 30 Alto Artists Studio Tour The artists of
Pizza Today
levels) and Jeanne Hyland (watercolor)
the Alto, N.M., area will open their studios for Aug. 7-11: Doug Dawson (pastel)
Friday. A Meet The Artists reception is 5 to 7 the 14th annual free public tour Aug. 3-6. The Aug. 14-18: Julie Pollard (watercolor,
p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, as part of the Downtown self-guided tour features studios and galleries in acrylic, oil).
Art Ramble. Information: (575) 522-5552 Alto, Ruidoso and throughout Lincoln County.
(Southwest Environmental Center) or nmwa- Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Deming Arts Center 100 Gold Street in Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Deming, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Information: Monday through Saturday. Admission is free.
Rokoko Art Gallery 1785 Avenida de Information, details: (575) 546-3663,
Mercado in Mesilla. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. A free public preview party with the artists is
5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Spencer or on Facebook.
Saturdays. Information: (505) 690-6915 or
Fine Beers & Wines
Theater in Alto, and includes a silent auction, Showing Aug.1-30 is Creatures Large & Opening reception of Small, featuring creative interpretations of
Abstraction Action is 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, hors doeuvres, cash bar, art for sale and musi-

cal entertainment. favorite animals, great and small. Artist recep-
Aug. 5. The exhibit is a collection of nonob- tion is 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6.
Alto is 5 miles north of Ruidoso on Highway
206 Cincinnati 532-9483
jective and nonrepresentational works including The Center will collect items such as food,
48. A map of the studio locations is available at
paintings, encaustics, photography and sculp-
Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce, participating treats, blankets and beds for local animal shel-
ture featuring artists from as close to home as ters.
studios and all sponsor locations.
865 N. Resler 760-6000
Las Cruces and as far away as Granada, Spain.
Pinos Altos Church Gallery - The historic
Artists include Cary Greer, Cassandra Art Hop MainStreet Truth or
Lockwood, Mitch and Alamag, Don Consequences sponsors the event 6 to 9 p.m. gallery in Hearst Church gallery on Golden Ave.

1879 N. Zaragosa 856-9111 Romero (deceased), Luis Navarro and Xaverio. the second Saturday of each month (Aug. 12) in Pinos Altos, N.M., operated by the Grant

Show runs through early September. in the downtown gallery district. Information County Art Guild, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays.
Tombaugh Gallery First Unitarian
11100 Sean Haggerty (at US 54)
Information: (575) 538-8216 or
Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S. Cloudcroft Summer Art Workshops
821-7000 Solano. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cloudcroft Art Workshops hosts its annual fine Rio Bravo Fine Art 110 Broadway in

Friday and Saturday. Information: (575) 522- art workshops at the Old Red School House Truth or Consequences, N.M. Open noon to 5

(Public Library), 90 Swallow Place in p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Information:
7281 or
Cloudcroft, N.M. Five-day workshops are (575) 894-0572 or
Showing Aug. 6-25: Experience the
145 W. Sunset (at Doniphan) Monument, paintings and photographs by offered 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Showing Aug. 12-Sept. 24 is Out of a Box
Fridays through Aug 18. Cost per workshop Cardboard Sculptures by Susan Noreen.
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Thur. Kayla Blundell created during her time as Artist
varies ($400-$590). Information: (915) 490- Reception is 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12,
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. in Residence for the Friends of the Organ
during the monthly Art Hop.
11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument program for September 2016. During her resi-
... definitely has the best pizza in town.
dency, Blundell created paintings in oil and
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mixed media, and photography, showing differ-


ent views of the monument, through land-
scapes and flowers. Opening reception is 11:30
FINE DINING a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6. Fort Bayard Birthday Fort Bayard Los Portales Museum and Visitor
Historic Preservation Society celebrates the Center 1521 San Elizario Road. Hours are
forts 151st birthday celebration Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday,
Saturday, Aug. 18-19, at the Fort Bayard noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
Museum, on the west side of the Parade Information: 851-1682.
Ground in historic Fort Bayard, N.M. (6 miles
east of Silver City off U.S. 180). Birthday cake
San Elizario Veterans Museum and
served 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information: (575)
Memorial Walk 1501-B Main Street in
San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
388-4477 or (575) 574-8779.
Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Buffalo Soldiers screening is 7 p.m.
Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission
Friday, at the Fort Bayard Theater.
is free. Information: Ann Lara, 345-3741 or Ray
Flag Ceremony is 9:30 a.m. Saturday, fol-
Borrego, 383-8529.
lowed by walking tours, museum visits, and
old-fashioned games and toys History Notes Lecture Series The
Presentation on LT. Henry Wright who was monthly program is 1 p.m. the second
In command of the 9th Cavalry and three Thursday of each month at the Branigan
Navajo Scouts, is 11 a.m. Saturday, played by Cultural Center, 501 N. Main, north end of the
Doug Dinwiddie; Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. The Aug. 10
Dinner at theater followed by presentation lecture is Rocks, Mud, Wood, and Blood: Folk
on The Victorio Campaign by Larry Francell Architecture in Spanish New Mexico by Dr.
of Fort Davis, Texas is 6 p.m. Kelly Jenks. Admission is free. Information:
The Society hosts walking tours of the historic (575) 541-2154 or
fort 9:30 a.m. Saturdays. Meet at the
Commanding Officers Quarters and museum Fort Selden State Monument The
(House 26). Admission is free monument, 1280 Fort Selden Road in Radium
Springs, 13 miles north of Las Cruces, is open
El Paso Archaeological Society The 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through
societys monthly meeting is 2 p.m. Saturday, Monday. Fort Selden was a 19th-century adobe
Aug. 19, at El Paso Museum of Archaeology, fort established to protect early settlers from
4301 Transmountain. Anna Fahy speaks on Indian raids. The visitors center has exhibits of
Borderland Chinese: Their Arrival, military life at the post. Admission is $3; (ages
Contributions, and Heritage in the El Paso 16 and under free). Sunday admission for New
Region. Admission is free; the public is invited. Mexico residents is $1. Information: (575) 526-
Information: 449-9075 or 8911 or
Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society Fort Stanton The fort was established
and Haunted History The nonprofit and built in 1855 by troopers of the 1st
organization offers a variety of ghost tours. Dragoon Regiment to serve as a base of opera-
Age 13 and older welcome, unless otherwise tions against the Mescalero Apaches. Museum
listed. All children must be accompanied by an hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through
adult age 21 or older. Private ghost tours of Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Living his-
Downtown El Paso available with advance tory tours offered the third Saturday of each
reservation. Information, reservations: 274- month. Admission is free. Information: (575)
9531 or 354-0341, or on Facebook.

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End of Summer Book Sale Friends of used books. Teachers can also receive free
the Esperanza A. Moreno Branch Library, books for their classroom. Hours are 11 a.m.
12480 Pebble Hills, will host a book sale 11 to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, inside the 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday. Information: 845-
library, with fill-a-tote special, paperback and 5437 or
hardcover books, wrapped books for children, ums. 11 a.m. Saturdays.
Black Cat Sunday Poets Black Cat
and more. All proceeds benefit the library.
Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club Barnes & Noble (Las Cruces) 700 S. Books and Coffee, 128 Broadway in Truth or
Information: 921-7001.
The book club devoted to Victorian era science Telshor in Mesilla Valley Mall. Information: Consequences, N.M., hosts free poetry read-
Tumblewords Project The writing fiction meets at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at (575) 522-4499. ings at 1 p.m. the second Sunday of the month.
workshops are 12:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Magoffin Home State Historic Site, 1120 Childrens storytimes are 10 a.m. Fridays, and Information: (575) 894-7070.
Saturdays at the Memorial Park Public Library Magoffin, to discuss The Poison Belt by Sir 11 a.m. Saturdays. Little Nutbrown Hare visits
Branigan Library 4th Wednesday
meeting room, 3200 Copper. Workshops are Arthur Conan Doyle, 1913. Victorian era or Friday, Aug. 18; and Curious George visits
Happenings A new monthly program for
free; donations for the presenter are encour- steampunk dress encouraged, but not required. Friday, Sept. 22.
adults is 2 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each
aged. The group is open to all writers in a non- Cost: $5. Information: 533-5147, visitmagoffin-
Books Are Gems 7744 North Loop Ste month at Thomas Branigan Librarys

critique, non-caustic forum. Information: 328- or Facebook.
B (behind Compass Bank). The nonprofit Roadrunner Room, 200 E. Picacho in Las
5484 (Donna Snyder), 566-1034 (library), tum- Sept. 16: Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott.
organization sells and gives away new and used Cruces. Participation is free. or on Facebook.
El Paso Writers League The league books. Books are sold for $1-$2, and children Information, registration: (575) 528-4005 or
Aug. 5: Aging: Blood, Sweat, Tears and
meets 2 to 4 p.m. the second Saturday of the who come to the store may receive five free
other Fluids with Mnica Gmez. Gmez had
month at the Dorris Van Doren Regional
worked as a writer, performing songwriter,
Branch Library, 551 E. Redd Road. Admission is
broadcaster, motivational speaker and teacher
free. Information: he Tour de France is one of most
of creative writing and martial arts. Her cre- or on grueling competitions in all of pro-
ative writing workbook, Expressercise: Write
Facebook at ElPasoWritersLeague. fessional sports. It starts out with
Answers contains more than 100 exercises in 198 riders 22 teams of 9 riders each.
expression and self-discovery. Barnes and Noble Saturday story- After 21 stages averaging over 100 miles
Aug. 7: Theres Nothing There with times El Pasos East Side and West Side, per day, only one person wins the yellow
Mzuri. Mzuri is an introverted woman of a cer- and the Las Cruces Mesilla Valley Mall locations jersey (although there are also winners
tain age who sold her house, got rid of her stuff all offer Saturday storytimes. See individual list- each day and sub-categories for winners in
and went rootless. ings for times. specific categories such as sprinting and
Aug. 19: The Radical Amazement of Rumi Storytime in celebration of this years Get climbing). The Tour provided me inspiration when a
Part 2 with Robin Scofield. Scofield, author of Pop-Cultured is July 29, featuring Morning, This years winner of the yellow jersey friend of mine asked for some input on a
And the Ass Saw the Angel and Sunflower Superman!, Be A Star, Wonder Woman, and (for the 3rd time in a row and four times sermon she was preparing on the relation-
Cantos, is poetry editor for BorderSenses. Bedtime for Batman. total) was Chris Froome. He never won a ship of discipleship and community.
Aug. 26: Restoring Silence with Kit Wren. Aug. 5: Peterrific and Aqualicious single days race, but emerged July 23 as Discipleship is a team sport, I told her,
Wren has been a participant in the Aug 12: Goodnight Lab: A Scientific Parody the overall leader, finishing just 54 sec- not an individual competition. Our culture
Tumblewords Project since he was 12 years Aug.19: Nothing Rhymes with Orange onds ahead of the first runner-up after (which has infected most churches) has a
old. more than 86 hours of riding. hard time dealing with that because it
focuses on the individual. Most movies
Aug. 26: How to Get Your Teacher Ready
Froome obviously a great cyclist, but his
Murder She Read The Eastside chapter Barnes & Noble (East Side) The success is also credited to being supported have a protagonist who goes out on his or
of the book discussion group supporting Fountains at Farah, 8889 Gateway West, Suite by what is universally considered to be the her own, breaking all the rules and prevail-
women mystery writers meets 7 to 8 p.m. 120. Information: 590-1932. best team in cycling, Team Sky. Every ing. In real life, thats not really the way it
Tuesday, Aug. 1, to discuss Spider Womans How to workshop for cosplayers is noon to member of that team had defined roles, but works. And that should certainly never be
Daughter by Anne Hillerman at Rio Norte 3 p.m. Saturday, July 29, as part of Get Pop- the most important was to control each the case in a community of believers.
Retirement Center Activity Room, 1941 Saul Cultured summer events. Costume parade and days race so that Froome would emerge As we grow in Christ, we will be tempted
Kleinfeld. The group regularly meets the first showcase also featured. as the eventual winner. to ride away from the pack and go for it on
Tuesday of each month, and is open to anyone. Author Lorena Hughes will sign copies of her Almost every day, there were riders who our own. We may see everyone else as
Admission is free. Information: 629-7063 or book The Sisters of Alameda Street 2 to 4 sped ahead of the main pack (whats slowing us down. In the church we may p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. known as the peloton) and got a lead of a often find ourselves in a position of defer-
Childrens storytime is 11 a.m. every few minutes. They got a lot of attention ring to people that dont seem as spiritual-
Reading Art Book Club The book club
Saturday. and glory for a while, but almost always ly mature. We feel limited by their pace.
of the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main,
the peloton used its collective power to But Jesus saw that coming, which is why
meets at 2:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of Barnes & Noble (West Side) 705
catch up and overtake them. he told the disciples that the last shall be
each month. Meetings are free and open to the Sunland Park. Hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Thats why the Tour de France is hard to first. We lead by serving. It may seem like
public; participants do not need to have read Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
understand for outsiders. The team dynam- going forward when we break away from
the book. Information: (575) 541-2217, sab- Sunday. Information: 581-5353.
ics are not as glamorous as watching a the pack and separate ourselves from fel- or Childrens storytimes are 10 a.m. Fridays and
lone rider try to outdistance everyone else. low believers, but in Gods eyes weve just
One of Team Skys best riders was Mikel moved backward, not forward.
Landa, a Spanish rider who by any stan- From Gods point of view, what counts
dard would be considered a contender to most is not what any one of us achieves.
win the Tour de France. But that wasnt Its the love that we manifest among us.
his job. Again and again, he led the way When we distance ourselves from others
for Froome, especially on grueling moun- in the church, we arent moving closer to
tain climbs, so that Froome could ride anything thats more important. Because
directly behind him and not have to work spiritual growth is not a finish line its
quite as hard. Then near the very end, about becoming one, and if that means
Landa would drop back and Froome waiting for others to catch up, so be it. In
would make the last push on his own. bicycling, you can be a tremendous help
Sounds positive in a way, but not for by riding a few feet ahead of the next per-
everyone. Former U.S. pro cyclist Greg son you provide relief from the air resist-
Good Food ... Good Feelings ance so the rider behind you doesnt have
LeMond (who won the Tour three times)
Its time to head back to class publicly stated that Landa should just go to work so hard. But youre no help at all
out on his own and try to win the Tour. if youre a mile ahead.
And start hitting the books Paul had this to say in Col. 2:19 about
LeMond spoke from experience; he regrets
But who has the time to cook? the one Tour title that got away, when he those who insist on their own way in the
So before you go back to school deferred to teammate Bernard Hinault. church: They have lost connection with
Make sure you stop by Froome, by the way, was in the same posi- the head, from whom the whole body, sup-
tion himself when he was a lieutenant to ported and held together by its ligaments
your favorite restaurant
team captain Bradley Wiggins in a couple and sinews, grows as God causes it to
Village Inn grow.
of major cycling events. Froome, however,
Where theres good food and good feelings went on to become captain of his own Randy Limbird is editor of
team, winning the yellow jersey four El Paso Scene. Comments?
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The Yeoman and the Guard Gilbert through Aug. 13. Showtimes are 8 p.m.
and Sullivan Company of El Pasos 48th annual Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
production presents, for the first time in the Tickets: $11 ($9 seniors; $8 students and mili-
companys history, the classical operetta, tary). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplay-
Yeomen of the Guard, or The Merryman and
His Maid July 28-Aug. 6, at Chamizal Based on the true story of eleven Womens
National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Institute members who posed nude for a calen-
Showtime is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and dar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research
2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 ($8 students, Fund.
seniors and military) in advance; $12 ($10 stu-
Headsets: A View from the Light
dents, seniors and military) at the door.
Booth No Strings Theatre Company
Information, reservations: 584-9319, 479-2485,
opens its season with the comedy Aug. 18- or on Facebook at GandSElPaso.
Sept. 3 at Black Box Theatre, 430 N.
Yeomen of the Guard, or The Merryman and
Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. Directed by
His Maid was called a genuine English opera
Ceil Herman. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays
when it premiered in London in 1888. It tells a
and Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sundays
tale of bravery, deceit and disappointed love,
Aug. 27 and Sept. 3; and at 7 p.m. Thursday,
against the background of the Tower of
Aug. 31. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors
London, the notorious site of torture and royal
over 65; $10 all seats Thursday. Reservations:
treasure in the early 16th century.
(575) 523-1223.
Viva El Paso! El Paso Community This hilarious and charming backstage comedy
Foundation, El Paso Live and EPCC present the was written by William Missouri Downs, author
summertime outdoor musical extravaganza of Cockeyed, Mad Gravity and Seagulls in
with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and a Cherry Tree.
Saturdays through July 29, at McKelligon
Once on this Island El Paso
Canyon Amphitheatre. Tickets: $20 ($12 ages
Community College Performers Studio 2017
2-12, seniors 65 and older and military with
summer repertory presents the musical with
valid ID) (Ticketmaster). Information:
book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by
Stephen Flaherty 8 p.m. Thursdays through
The show chronicles the 400-year history and
Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24-
cultural evolution of the El Paso region
Sept. 3, at EPCC Transmountain Campus
through drama, song and dance by a cast of
Forum Theatre, 9570 Gateway North, directed
over 50 performers, including mariachis.
by Keith Townsend. All proceeds go to scholar-
Sister Act UTEP Dinner Theatre pres- ships for Performance Studies students at
entation of the hit musical has been extended EPCC. Admission: $15 general admission: $10
through July 30. Dinner is at 7 p.m. Thursday non-EPCC students, military; $8 EPCC stu-
through Saturday with showtime at 8 p.m.; dents, faculty, staff and seniors. Available at the
non-dinner matinee is at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. door; box office opens two hours before each
Tickets: $31.50 to $41.50 Thursday; $34.50 to performance (cash or checks only; age 7 and
$46.50 Friday and Saturday (includes meail); over only admitted).Information: 831-5056 or
and $17.50 to $27.50 Sunday (no meal). The
theatre is in the UTEP Student Union West The Caribbean love story is based My Love,
building. Information: 747-6060 or My Love; or The Peasant Girl. A peasant girl on a tropical island uses the power of love to
Based on the hit Whoopi Goldberg film, bring together people of different social classes.
Sister Act The Musical tells the hilarious story
El Paso Playhouse auditions El Paso
of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose
Playhouse, 2501 Montana, hosts auditions for is
life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses
2017-2018 season. Information, audition times:
a crime and the cops hide her in the last place
532-1317 or
anyone would think to look a convent.
July 30-31: Real Women Have Curves by
Into the Woods Sun City Musical Josefina Lopez. Shows are Sept. 8-Oct. 1.
Theatre, 3733 Shell Suite C, closes its season Aug. 20-21: Frankenstein, Mary Shellys
with the Tony Award-winning musical 7:30 horror classic. Shows are Oct. 20-Nov. 5.
p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday,
Las Diosas del Burlesque The Consul
July 28-30, in collaboration with UTEP.
General of Mexico in El Paso and Central
Showtimes are . Tickets: $15; $12 students and
Cultural Mexican Paso del Norte hosts the bur-
military; $10 age 12 and younger. Information:
lesque troupe under the direction of David or on Facebook.
Abdiel Alcal Castro at 6:30 p.m. Thursday,
EDA from Ballet to Broadway The Aug. 31, at El Paso Community College, 9050
eclectic show of two aspiring dancers who Viscount, Building A, and 7:30 p.m. Friday,
come to New York to fulfill their dream of Sept. 1, at Rio Grande Theatre in Las Cruces,
being on Broadway is 6 p.m. Saturday and 2 211 N. Main. Admission is free. Information:
p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12-13, at Chamizal National
Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. The dancers visit
Cloudcroft melodramas Cloudcroft
different theatre groups, preparing to debut
Light Opera Companys live open air melodra-
their respective musicals. Featured musicals
ma performances at 7:30 p.m. at Zenith Parks
include West Side Story, Phantom of the
pavilion on Burro Ave. Admission is free, but
Opera, Grease, Lion King, Wicked, and
seating is limited. Early arrival recommended.
Les Miserables. Admission is free.
Information: (575) 682-2733 or cloudcroftlight-
Information: 727-3168.
Calendar Girls El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Never Trust a City Slicker is Sept. 1-3, and
Montana, presents the comedy by Tim Firth Sept. 15-16.

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n the nearly half-century of its exis-
tence, the Gilbert & Sullivan
Company of El Paso had not per-
formed Yeoman of the Guard until
this year.
Joan (Quarm, the late, great founder
of the group) refused to do it, said
Stephanie Conwell, who now leads the
group and directs the show. We are
coming up on our 50th season this is
our 48th and we are trying to do some
new and different things. We did the
two one-acts back-to-back last year.
This year, we jumped in with both feet
and did Yeoman.
As with most Gilbert and Sullivan
shows, the plot is convoluted. It takes
place in the Tower of London in 1550.
The character who starts the story is
Col. Fairfax. He is charged with sor-
cery, conspiring with the devil. His
cousin wants to inherit his estate, so if
he is beheaded for this charge, the
Yeomen of the Guard runs through
cousin will inherit, Conwell explained.
Aug. 6 at the Chamizal theatre.
To foil his cousin he asks his captors if
they can find him a wife. Enter travel- guage (because of the time period) is
ing entertainers Jack Point and Elsie more Shakespearean, instead of
Maynard, who are trying to earn money Victorian. But they really enjoyed the
for Elsies sick mother. Of course Elsie challenge.
wants the 100 crowns and agrees to That learning process, she said, was
marry Fairfax. But then another really the joy of the process of putting
Yeoman, whose life the colonel once the show together.
saved, breaks him out of jail. The two The cast had to research what lines
are married but have no idea what the mean. We learned a lot of new
other looks like. And thus begins the Shakespearean terms and how to inter-
usual merry mix-up that includes a love pret them so the audience gets it. The
triangle with Phoebe. cast worked together and helped each
It is not as happy an ending as some other out when not on stage.
Gilbert and Sullivan, which is why Joan Even though the cast ranges in age
didnt want to do it, Conwell said. from 18-75, Conwell said, they all get
Plus making all the Yeoman of the along amazingly well.
Guard uniforms. They have been a Everyone seems to adore each other.
stinker to do, but turned out really well. We also have families working together.
El Paso Scene The entire cast has been working on
them making shoe ornaments and
Jessica McKay, her mother and father,
brother and sister-on-law are all in the
neck ruffles during rehearsal. show.
The faces of the cast should seem Next year, Conwell said, the company
USERS GUIDE familiar to regular G&S-goers. As with plans to do Quarms first G&S show,

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Aug. 21 for the September 2017 issue, which challenge. G&S depends on UTEP stu- famous pieces, Pirates of Penzance.
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The music is also much more diffi- Gilbert and Sullivan Co. of El Paso pres-
ents Yeomen of the Guard, or The
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(P.O. Box 13615, El Paso TX 79913) and wrote an opera instead of an operetta.
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Social Distortion rides again
I am firing the flare gun early, because this
concert is coming at us fast in September. El
Paso has been a favorite venue for Social
Distortion, and Tricky Falls will once again
be the playground for this punk legends
classic sound. Theyve been at it for over 30 Plaza Classic Film Festival El Paso Casablanca (7 p.m.); The Terminator (9:30
years, but have never sounded better with the Community Foundations 10th annual classic p.m.)
grunts and growls still slathered over catchy and semi-classic movie festival returns Aug. Sunday, Aug. 6: Sabrina (1 p.m.); Sherlock
riffs and dripping twang permeating the 3-13. Billed as the worlds largest classic film Holmes (3:30 p.m.) accompanied by organist
proper spots. It should be of no concern that festival, the festival presents more than 90 Walt Strony; Citizen Kane (7 p.m.).
there wont be any new material this round, movies of all genres from the golden age of cin- Monday, Aug. 7: The Unsinkable Molly
since their catalogue is ripe with crowd ema to more recent favorites. Screenings are in Brown (1 p.m.); An American in Paris (4 p.m.);
favorites, and their notoriously brilliant cover the Plazas Main (Kendle Kidd) Theatre and Singin in the Rain (7 p.m.).
versions are worth the price of admission Philanthropy Theatre. Tuesday, Aug. 8: It Happened One Night (1
alone. Here is hoping for a retelling of
Collectibles: Eagle Rock hits it p.m.); In Cold Blood (3:30 p.m.); Psycho (7
Johnny Cashs Ring of Fire and the
Passes are $200; limited number of Film Club
Rolling Stones Backstreet Girl. Mark your 3 times with the Rolling Stones passes for age 14-18 are $100 each. Individual p.m.).
calendars now for Sept. 5, and use a Sharpie show tickets: $4 for Philanthropy; $6 matinee, Wednesday, Aug. 9: Mildred Pierce (1 p.m.);
The Rolling Stones vaults continue to get
because attendance is mandatory. raided with Eagle Rock Entertainment doing
$8 evening for Plaza; guest appearance pro- Now, Voyager (3:30 p.m.); To Kill a
most of the legwork. The first three up are grams are $10 (Kathleen Turner and Richard Mockingbird (7 p.m.)
Cheap Trick, Were All Some Girls Live in Texas 78, Muddy Dreyfuss); and opening night movie The Thursday, Aug. 10: Easter Parade (1 p.m.);
Alright, Big Machine Records Waters & The Rolling Stones Checkerboard Graduate is $20 (Ticketmaster). Information: Shane (3:30 p.m.); The Exorcist (7 p.m.);
Lounge live Chicago 198, and the seminal 533-4020 or Friday, Aug. 11: The Day the Earth Stood
In 2016, original drummer Bun E. Carlos left concert film soundtrack Ladies & Free Plaza Days family events are 1 p.m. Still (1 p.m.); From Russia With Love (3:30
Cheap Trick and the band was finally induct- Gentlemen The Rolling Stones. Thursdays, Aug. 3 and 10 (featuring Laurel p.m.); Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (7
ed into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. It is Live in Texas captures the band in fine p.m.); The Big Lebowski (9:30 p.m.)
hard to determine which of those almost
and Hardy, Buster Keaton and Fatty Arbuckle).
form in Fort Worth in 1978. The band was
polar-opposite events sparked the creative
Special guest and events: Saturday, Aug. 12: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
already known for their gargantuan produc-
lava flow that has come out of Cheap Trick Opening Night features the 50th Anniversary (11 a.m.); Enamorada (4 p.m.); Mad Max (10
tions, but this time it was all about the music.
since then, but either way both incidents cre- The bulk of the 17 selections are from the
of The Graduate, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. p.m.)
ated some of their best music in close to a Some Girls LP. The show wasnt laden
3, in the Main Theatre. Sunday, Aug. 13: Dr. Strangelove or: How I
half-century. For those who have forgotten with late 60s hits although a few make it in Kathleen Turner will be interviewed on stage Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
about these legends, one listen to the latest as encores. This was an intense high-energy before a showing of Peggy Sue Got Married (4:30 p.m.); Blazing Saddles (7 p.m.)
will quickly have you reacquainted with their performance from top to bottom and every- at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, in the Main Theatre; Film talks precede 7 p.m. screenings at 6 p.m.
sweet power pop, brash arena rock power where in between. Live in Texas helps heal free film talk at 6 p.m. in the Philanthropy in the Philanthropy Theatre
chords, and harmonies like no other. Robin the wounds for those of us who werent ever Theatre. Turner was nominated for an
Zander continues crafting hauntingly beauti- fortunate to catch the Stones in the 70s. Academy Award for her portrayal of the time-
Showing in the Philanthropy Theatre:
ful melodies, only to take a 180-degree turn Muddy Waters & the Rolling Stones traveling Peggy Sue. She won a Golden Globe
Friday, Aug. 4: Robin Hood (1 p.m.); The
into a raucous growl. Lead guitarist and resi- features the very man whose own song for playing romance novelist Joan Wilder in
Rescuers (3 p.m.); Fail-Safe ( 7:30 p.m.);
dent clown Rick Nielsen ices the cake with inspired the name of their band. The setting Romancing the Stone.
Cronos (10 p.m.)
dramatic power chords, followed by enough is a small club on the South Side of Chicago. Saturday, Aug. 5: The Hounds of the
hooks to hang the worlds largest curtain. It kicks off with Muddys band warming up
She will appear with Romancing the Stone
Baskervilles (1 p.m.); Lilies of the Field 3 p.m.);
Were All Right is their sophomore effort the audience; the man himself then gets the
at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, and for an auto-
The Heart Outright (7:30 p.m.); Paranoid Flux
with the bizarre label pairing of Cheap Trick evening into full swing with a few cuts and graph signing 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Foundation
(10 p.m.).
with Big Machine Records, home of Taylor then calls for participation by the superstars Room, 333 N. Oregon Street.
Sunday, Aug. 6: El Senor Fotografo (1 p.m.);
Swift and many American Idol alumni. sitting in the audience. Mick Jagger is the Academy Award-winning actor Richard
The Reluctant Astronaut (3:30 p.m.); Ashes and
Fortunately that is all that is odd, because first to join in on one of the finest and most Dreyfuss will appear at on-stage interviews
Diamonds (7:30 p.m.)
theyve created a masterpiece that brings us extended versions of Baby Please Dont before Jaws at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, and
Go. He is subsequently joined, by way of
Monday, Aug. 7: The Muppet Movie (1 p.m.)
back to their heyday. The band knows they Mr. Hollands Opus at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug.
have captured lightning in a bottle as the table top crowd surfing, by Keith Richards 13 in the Plaza Theatre. He will also appear for
Petes Dragon (3 p.m.); Once (7:30 p.m.)
discs title pays homage to their 1978 hit and Ron Wood. Mick and Muddy continue an autograph signing 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday,
Tuesday, Aug.8: An American Tail (1 p.m.);
Surrender. Were All Alright no truer for several cuts, then the frontman takes on Aug. 12, in the Foundation Room.
Benji ( 3 p.m.) 8 1/2 (7:30 p.m.)
words have ever spoken as long as were all the spectator role until the show closer, Wednesday, Aug. 9: The Land Before Time
Champagne and Reefer, while Keef and
A retrospective of El Paso native Don Bluths
listening to the latest by Cheap Trick. (1 p.m.); Harry Potter and the Prisoner of
Woody stay on for the entire show. If you movies, such as An American Tail and The
Azkaban (3 p.m.); Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
Roger Clyne & the are in search of Stones hits, look elsewhere, Land Before Time. Animator Bluth and co-
(7:30 p.m.)
but if you want a piece of history, kick back director Gary Goldman will appear with their
Peacemakers, Native Heart, in the Checkerboard Lounge and see what film, The Secret of NIMH at 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 10: All Dogs Go to Heaven
Emma Java Recordings inspired 50 years of the worlds greatest rock Saturday, Aug. 12, in Plazas Main Theatre.
(1 p.m.); Abbott and Costello Meet the
Invisible Man (3:30 p.m.); Frida (7:30 p.m.)
n roll band.
This guy is so far into his rebranded 2.0 ver-
They will also sit down for a question and
Ladies & Gentlemen in many peoples
Friday, Aug. 11: Homeward Bound: The
sion that we might forget where he came answer during the free annual Filmmakers
eyes is the band at the pinnacle of their Incredible Journey (1 p.m.); War Games (3
from if the original model wasnt so incredi- Brunch at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, in the
career. The energy is palpable as soon as the p.m.); River (10 p.m.)
ble. No I am not speaking of Dave Grohl, announcer utters those magic words, Ladies
Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon.
Saturday, Aug. 12: Tammy and the Bachelor
(go ahead and hate but I have taken up resi- & Gentlemen The Rolling Stones. This was Showing in the Main Theatre: (1 p.m.); Postcards from the Edge (3:30 p.m.)
dency in the Foo Fighters compound much recorded over four nights in Texas during The Russians are Coming! The Russians are
more than I ever did in the Nirvana camp)
Thursday, Aug. 3: The Treasure of Sierra
their 1972 Exile on Main Street tour. The
but I have gotten off track. I am speaking of
Madre, 3:30 p.m. Coming! (7:30 p.m.); El Mariachi (10 p.m.)
set list is primarily performed at breakneck
Roger Clyne, the man behind the mid-90s Friday, Aug. 4: An Affair to Remember, (1 Sunday, Aug. 13: Seven Samurai (1:30 p.m.)
pace, with Gimme Shelter maybe losing
band The Refreshments. After their demise some of its luster, but this casualty is worth it
p.m.); The Maltese Falcon (3:30 p.m.); Monty Walk-up movie showings at the top of the
there was a time when we scratched our col- to hear the band firing on all cylinders. Not
Pythons Life of Brian (10 p.m.). Mills Parking Garage are 9 p.m. Thursdays. $5:
lective heads and wondered if we might not to worry, Love in Vain, Sweet Virginia
Saturday, Aug. 5: Duck Soup (1:30 p.m.);
hear that brilliance again. Before long Roger and You Can Always are all at their Please see Page 36
Clyne & The Peacemakers were born and proper pace. Guitarist Richards standard
now are very close to hitting a dozen LPs. show cut even gets a very strong backup
The backbone of the new release Native vocal by Jagger (now he cant even be found
Heart still remains primarily southwestern on stage while Keith takes the mic). The
rock mixed with a strong slant on honky- extended 12-minute take on Midnight
tonk, and a tremendous amount of anthem, Rambler is not to be missed. The night is
radio-friendly pop hooks. They try and throw capped off with a gold standard version of
us off our game out of the gate and hit us Street Fighting Man, after which it might
with some dance floor beats, but somehow be recommended to wait at least 30 minutes
they pull it off and we are having a good ol before hitting repeat to avoid cramping.
cantina sing along by the second chorus. This
disc is full of heart and is a must have, Brian Chozick is owner of Tumblin
whether youre a native of the desolate desert Dice Music. Drop him a line at
rock scene or come from lands far and away.

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Film Scene Aug. 12: Sing purchase by Disney in May 2006) is set in a jection system.
Aug. 26: The Lego Batman Movie world populated entirely by anthropomorphic
Jays Film Forecast Film historian Jay
Contd from Page 35 cars and other vehicles. Nominated for 2
Film Salon The Film Salon meets at the Academy Awards, it has spawned a franchise.
Duncan prepared this list of top monthly
Aug. 3: National Lampoons Animal House. first Saturday of the month at Alamo Coming Attractions for movie fans, listed by
Aug. 10: Ghostbusters Drafthouse Cinema, 250 E. Montecillo. Jays Pix Presents Film historian Jay studio and release date (subject to change):
Free screenings at El Paso Public Librarys Showing at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 2 is The Duncan and the Sunset Film Society presents a
Aug. 4:
Main Branch are at 1 p.m.: Magnificent Seven as part of the Kurosawa and special screening of The Godfather Part II at
The Dark Tower (Columbia) Idris Elba,
Aug. 4: The Atomic Cafe. Beyond series. Tickets: $3; available at draft- 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, at Ardovinos Desert
Matthew McConaughey, Kartheryn Winnick.
Aug. 7: The Real American: Joe McCarthy. Information: Crossings gallery, One Ardovino Drive in
Directed by Nikolaj Arcel.
Aug. 8: Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher Upcoming films in the series include Seven Sunland Park, with Italian buffet. Event post-
Detroit (Annapurna) John Boyega, Algee
and Debbie Reynolds. Samurai (5:30 p.m. Sept. 2). poned from July 16. Cost: $30. Reservations
Smith, Anthony Mackie. Directed by Kathryn
Aug. 9: Hollywood on Trial Summer of Seijen films are 7 p.m. the third strongly recommended; RVSP via
Aug. 10: Persistence of Vision Saturday of the month during the summer
Midnight Sun (Open Road) Patrick
Aug. 11: Bartok the Magnificent months. The Aug. 19 film is Branded to Kill. Also in August is an Outdoor Patio 40th
Schwarznegger, Bella Thorne, Rob Riggle.
Oregon Street movies are at 9 p.m. Fridays anniversary presentation of Close Encounters
and Saturdays. Live music begins at 7:30 p.m. Summer of Love Brunch series of the Third Kind at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26.
Directed by Scott Speer.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and KISS-FM host Step (Fox Searchlight) Paua Dofat, Cori
Admission is free. Admission is free. RSVP strongly recommended
summer-long special Sunday screenings of clas- Grainger, Tayla Solomon. Directed by Amanda
Aug. 4: La Bamba with music by Amalia at
sic romantic films paired with sparkling wine Lipitz
Mondragon with Maria y Yahvi.
and brunch. Ticket includes movie screening, Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de Wind River (Weinstein) Jon Bernthal,
Aug. 5: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
one glass of sparkling wine, and choice of Guadalupe, 1/2 block south of the plaza in Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner. Directed by
with music by Fungi Mungle.
Belgian Waffles or Migas Frittata. Tickets: Mesilla. The historic theater, operated by the Taylor Sheridan.
Aug. 11: Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock n
$27.06; available at Mesilla Valley Film Society, features films at
Roll with music by The Fox and the Sound.
Aug. 6: Bridges of Madison County 7:30 p.m. nightly, plus 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 11:
Aug. 12: Xanadu with music by Dusty Low.
Aug. 20: Steel Magnolias. 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7 ($6 seniors, Annabelle: Creation (Warner Bros.)
Foundation Room free screenings.
military and students with ID; $5 children and Stephanie Sigman, Anthony LaPaglia, Miranda
Aug. 4: The Good, The Bad, The Indie, vol. Pax Christi Film Series The series society members); $5 on Wednesday. Otto. Directed by David F. Sandberg.
13, 8 p.m. presents a screening of the documentary Information, schedule: (575) 524-8287 or The Glass Castle (Lionsgate) Naomi
Aug. 6: Weird Kids/Reel Authentico, 2:30 Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA at 3 Watts, Woody Harrelson, Brie Larson.
p.m. . p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at St. Joseph School July 28-Aug. 3: The Hero. Sam Elliott Directed by Destin Daniel Crerron.
Aug. 11: Local Flavor Shorts I, 8 p.m. auditorium, 1315 Travis (enter through parking plays an aging Western icon with a golden voice Ingrid Goes West (Neon) Aubrey Plaza,
Aug. 12: Local Flavor Shorts II, 8 p.m. lot across from rectory). Discussion will follow. who spends his days reliving old glories and OShea Jackson Jr., Elizabeth Olsen. Directed
Aug. 13: Plaza Classic Film Camp movies Admission is free, donations accepted. smoking too much weed with his former co- by Matt Spicer.
2:30 p.m. Information: 740-3962. star and -dealer (Nick Offerman), until a cancer The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (Open
El Paso Museum of Art free showings are 1
and 3 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Movies in the Canyon El Paso Live diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. Road) CG Animation. Featuring the voices
hosts the 9th annual free movie season at the No matinee Saturday, July 29. of Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Jackie Chan.
Aug. 5: Rock-a-Doodle and Thumbelina.
McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater Fridays and Aug. 4-10: Maudie. The true story of folk Directed by Cal Brunker.
Aug. 6: A Troll in Central Park
Saturdays, Aug. 18-Sept. 30. Showtimes are artist Maud Lewis (Sally Hawkins) and the The Only Living Boy in New York (Roadside)
Aug. 12: The Pebble and the Penguin, and
at dusk (about 8:30 p.m.). Concessions avail- unlikely romance between Maud and a hard- Pierce Brosnan, Kate Beckinsale, Jeff
Anastasia (3 p.m.)
able; no food or beverages may be brought in. ened reclusive bachelor (Ethan Hawke). Bridges. Directed by Marc Webb.
Aug. 13: Titan A.E.
Bring a blanket or light jacket in case it cools off Aug. 11-17: Lost in Paris (Paris Pieds The Trip to Spain (IFC) Steve Coogan,
In conjunction with the festival, El Paso
in the canyon. Information: 534-0674, elpaso- Nus). In the comic traditions of Buster Keaton Marta Barrio, Rob Brydon. Directed by Michael
Museum of Art will host An American, and Jacques Tati is a fun and hectic tale of Winterbottom.
Animator, Don Bluth, July 1-Sept. 17, with
Aug. 18: Petes Dragon (2016) peculiar people finding love while lost in the
an open house at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 13. Aug. 18:
Aug. 19: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find City of Lights. In French with subtitles and in
The Hitmans Bodyguard (Lionsgate) Ryan
Parks After Sunset El Paso County Them English. Free for MVFS members.
Reynolds, Salma Hayek, Gary Oldman.
Parks & Special Events presents free movies at Aug. 25: The Secret Life of Pets Aug. 18-24: My Cousin Rachel. A young
Directed by Patrick Hughes.
various parks. Activities begin at 7 p.m.; movies Aug. 26: Dumb & Dumber Englishman (Sam Claflin) plots revenge against
Patti Cake$ (Fox Searchlight) Danielle
begin after sunset. All attendees are encour- Sept. 1: Space Jam his late cousins mysterious wife (Rachel
Macdonald, Siddarth Dhananjay, Bridget
aged to come early to setup chairs and blan- Sept. 2: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Weisz), believing her responsible for his death.
Everett. Directed by Geremy Jasper.
kets; free activities and various food trucks Aug. 25-31: Rumble: The Indians Who
offered. Outside food and coolers are wel- Jays Pix Presents at the International Rocked the World. A documentary about the
Postponed from July 7.
come; no alcoholic beverages or tobacco prod- Museum Film historian Jay Duncan and the role of Native Americans in contemporary
Sunset Film Society host film presentations at 2 Aug. 25:
ucts allowed. Information, updates: music history.
p.m. Saturdays at International Museum of Art, All Saints (Columbia) Barry Corbin, Cara No matinee Aug. 26. Thursday Aug. 31
1211 Montana (door on Brown Street opens at Buono, John Corbett. Directed by Steve
Saturday, July 29: Finding Nemo at screening is 1:30 p.m.; no evening show.
1:30 p.m.). Presentations include commentary, Gomer.
Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta.
anecdotes and facts behind the films. Admission New Mexico Museum of Space Beach Rats (Neon) Harris Dickinson,
Friday, Aug. 18: Field of Dreams at
is free. Popcorn, beverages, candy and snacks History 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. Madeline Weinstein, Neal Huff. Directed by
available for purchase. Information: 543-6747 Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater tickets are $7 Eliza Hittman.
Las Cruces Movies in the Park City of (museum), ($6 seniors and military; $5 ages 4-12). Gook (Goldwyn) Justin Chon, Simone
Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department No films Aug. 5 and 12, so guests may enjoy Planetarium show is $5 ($4 seniors, military and Baker, Curtiss Cook Jr. Directed by Justin
and Pic Quik Stores present the 2017 Movies in the Plaza Classic Film Festival downtown. children). Ages 3 and under free. Chon.
the Park Program of free family friendly movies Aug. 19: The Incredibles. (2004) A sophis- Museum/IMAX combo tickets available. Polaroid (Dimension) Madelaine Petsch,
(Rated G through PG-13) Saturdays at Young ticated computer-generated feature from Pixar Information: (877) 333-6589 or (575) 437- Javier Botet, Kathryn Prescott. Directed by Lars
Park, 1905 E. Nevada, through Sept. 23. and Disney follows a family of superheroes who 2840, or on Facebook. Klevberg.
Movies begin at dusk. Schedule subject to hide their powers and live a quiet suburban life. Now showing: Tulip Fever (Weinstein) Cara Delevingne,
change. Information: (575) 541-2550. Aug. 26: Cars. (2006) Pixars final inde- Aircraft Carrier. The film features comput- Christoph Waltz, Alicia Vikander. Directed by
July 29: Alice Through the Looking Glass pendently produced motion picture (before its er generated visualizations of the technology Justin Chadwick.
that makes a carrier the preeminent maritime
vessel. Showing 11:05 a.m. and 1:10 and 4:05
DVD/Blu-ray Releases
p.m. Aug. 1:
National Parks Adventures Three adven- Going Out In Style. PG-13
turers explore Americas wildest, most historic The Circle. PG-13
and most naturally beautiful places. Narrated by
Robert Redford. Showing at 10:10 a.m. and 2 Aug. 8:
p.m. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. PG-13
Back to the Moon for Good Showing at Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4: The Long Haul. PG
12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Snatched. R
Live Digital Planetarium Star Show is at 11:40 Aug. 15:
a.m. and 2:55 p.m. Alien: Covenant: R
The theater features the worlds first Spitz Everything, Everything. PG-13
Scidome 4k Laser full dome planetarium pro- How to Be a Latin Lover. PG-13

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Full Moon Night White Sands National or National Border Patrol Museum 5K
Monument. Tularosa Basin Musician Union per- The inaugural 5K run and 1-mile fun walk bene-
Swings for Strings The 2nd annual golf
forms Americana Folk and acoustic blues 7:30
p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6. Entrance fee: $5 age
16 and older. Free for children. Information:
september tournament benefiting El Pro-Musicas Music
Education Programs is 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29,
at NMSU Golf Course. Cost: $150 per player
fiting the museum is 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30,
at Old Glory Memorial, 9550 Gateway North.
(575) 479-6124, ext. 236 or (575) 679-2599,
ext. 232; or go to
Oktoberfest Friday and Saturday, Sept.
PREVIEW ($500 team of four). Information: 833-9400 or
Royal Run for Hope The 5th annual 5K
run and 1-mile walk benefiting Pediatric
Oncology patients at El Paso Childrens
Marisela The legendary Mexican-
8-10 in at Biggs Park, 11388 Sergeant Major Hospital is 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at the
American singer performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday,
Blvd on East Fort Bliss, with German food, Health Spot, 4717 Hondo Pass. Information:
Sept. 29, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $44 to
beer, music and dancers. Information: 588-
Elephant Days The City of Elephant
Buttes annual celebration is Sept. 8-10 at
Elephant Butte Lake and other venues.
Information: (575) 744-4892 or
Encores & Overtures El Paso Opera
presents its annual event at 6 p.m. Saturday,
Sept. 9. Ticket information: 581-5534 or 5785, 201-5939 or
UTEP Football The Miners home games Pre-race activities begin at 4 p.m. with
are at Sun Bowl Stadium. Information: 544- German coffee, German pastries and cakes
5234 or and. soft drinks.
6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9: Rice Post-race events begin at 6 p.m. with live
8:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15: Arizona (tele- music by 1st AD Band, bratwurst, sodas,
vised on ESPN) German coffee and pastries. Spectator admis-
The Miners take on NMSU at 6 p.m. sion is free.
Saturday, Sept. 23, at Pan American Stadium
in Las Cruces. The Iveys The local band performs at
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Star City
Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally The Studio, 120 W. Castellano. Information: 422-
48th annual rally is Wednesday through Sunday, 3252, or on
Sept. 13-17, at Inn of the Mountain Gods in Facebook.
Ruidoso, N.M. Information: (575) 973-4977,, or on Facebook at Signature Chefs Auction The Regional
RuidosoRally. Childrens Hospital at Providence presents the
annual benefit auction for the March of Dimes
Power of the Purse Party The Birth Defects Foundation 6 to 10 p.m.
Womens Fund POP fundraiser and shopping
Thursday, Sept. 21, at Southwest University
celebration is 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14,
Center, 6500 Montana. Top area chefs will
at Epic Railyard Center, 2201 E Mills. Tickets:
present their signature dishes, along with a
$50. Information: 799-6605 or womensfund-
menu of gourmet auction packets. Information:
249-2270 or
EPSO The Four Seasons El Paso
Gila River Festival The Gila
Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bohuslav
Conservation Coalitions 13th annual festival is
Rattay, opens its season with guest violinist
Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 21-24, at vari-
Chlo Trevor at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday,
ous locations in Silver City, N.M. Registration
Sept. 15-16, in the Plaza Theatre, featuring
begins July 1: (575) 538-8078. Schedule, infor-
Vivaldis Le Quattro Staggioni, Piazzollas
mation: or on Facebook.
Four Seasons of Buenos Aires and
Stravinskys Firebird Suite, 1919. Tickets: $16- UTEP Department of Music
$45. Information: 532-3776 or Performances are at 7:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m.
Santa Teresa Charity Golf Sunday) at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Most per-
Tournament The 18th annual tourna- formances are $3-$5. Information: 747-5606 or
ment is 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at Vista Hills
Country Club, 2210 Trawood. Information: Faculty Recital Series guitar recital by
(575) 589-2200 or Professor Hiram Rodriguez, is 7:30 p.m. Friday,
Sept. 22, performing selected works by
Vivamos Mxico! The celebration of Granados, Brian Head, Torroba and others.
Mexican Independence day is 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. UTEP Symphony Orchestra performs 7:30
Saturday, Sept. 16, at Chamizal National p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28.
Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, with Alacranes
Musical, Ballet Folklrico Quetzales, Ballet Oryx Challenge Bike Tour The 7th
Folklrico Paso del Norte, Mariachi annual 30K and 100K bike events benefiting the
Cuauhtemoc, Aponi Kai, Ballet Folklrico de USO are 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at
Ciudad Juarez and Sobredosis del Sabor. Fort Blisss Freedom Crossing. Registration:
Information: 532-7273. $35. Active duty military: $15. Information:
569-5644. Registration at
NMSU Aggies Football New Mexico
State University Aggies home games are 6 p.m. The Importance of Being Earnest
Saturdays at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las The UTEP Department of Theater & Dance
Cruces. Information: (575) 646-1420 or opens its season with Oscar Wildes comedy Sept. 28-Oct. 8, at UTEPs Fox Fine Arts
Sept. 16: Troy Wise Family Theatre. Show time is 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 23: UTEP Thursday through Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets: $9-14. Information: 747-5118, the-
German-American Night Run The or on Facebook.
24th Annual German-American Oktoberfest
Night Runs 8K run and 5K fun run/walk is at 6 FEMAP Gala The Friends of FEMAP will
p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, Freedom Crossing, host its_ 12th annual gala Friday, Sept. 29.
1611 Haan Road, Fort Bliss. Information: 744- Tickets: $150. Information: 544-4151, egar-

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Ardovinos Pizza 31 Fort Bayard 5 PhiDev Inc 30

Around and About Tours 17 Fountain Theatre 36 Plaza Classic Film Festival 40

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Bingo Plus 37 Hacienda de Mesilla 17 Silver City ACD 2

Books Are Gems 13 Hal Marcus Gallery 28 Southwest Print Fiesta 12

Bruces Air 22 Hans Martial Arts 20 Sunland Park Racetrack 8

Cattleman's 19 Harvest Wine Fest 9 Texas Star Beverage 20

Ceci Burgos Counseling 17 Health Matters 5 Unity Bookstore 35

Chuck's Bicycle Repair 25 Humane Society of El Paso 3 UTEP Athletics 22

The Cleaners 24 Inni Heart Caf 33 UTEP P3 37

Clinton A King MD 6 KTEP 38 Vanities 39

Cutter Gallery 30 La Union Maze 14 Village Inn 32

Desert Sun Chiropractic 17 Leos Mexican Food 25 Vitality Medspa 10,25

El Paso Art Association 28 Magoffin Hall 23 Walgreens 34

El Paso Bicycle Club 27 Magoffin Home SHS 26 Western Traders 9

El Paso Comm. College 12 Marie Otero 27 Wet N Wild 18

EPCC Theatre Dept. 31 The Marketplace 11 Wholesale Frames Service 29

El Paso Live 15 Picacho Brewing Co. 13 Wyler Aerial Tramway 34

El Paso Playhouse 27 Mesilla Book Center 34 Ysleta HS Reunion 23

El Paso Pro-Musica 14 Mission Del Rey 19 Zia Kayak Outfitters 6

El Paso Symphony 7 Moto El Paso 10

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