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Your monthly guide to community
entertainment, recreation & culture

INSIDE: Arts International 2017 Our 24th
The annual art show runs Sept. 9-Oct. 4 at
the International Museum of Art. El Paso Scene Anniversary
Our 17th Cover Award Winner (above) is “Sacred Mountains
of the Piro-Manso-Tiwa Indians” by Joey Avalos. Issue
Annual
Performing Paying Tribute SEPTEMBER
2017
Elvis is still in the building, along with other
Arts Guide music legends thanks to the growing popularity
of tribute bands and concerts. Page 23 w w w. e p s c e n e . c o m
Page 2 El Paso Scene September 2017
SEPTEMBER
Great American Rockabilly Riot — The to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at El Paso

INDEX
6th annual Kustom Kulture Extravaganza, host- Convention Center, with information on being
ed by Hardknocks Car Club, is Saturday and prepared for disease outbreaks, thunderstorms,
September 2017 Sunday, Sept. 2-3, at El Paso County
Coliseum, with a Kustom Car and Motorcycle
power outages, severe winds, fires, floods,
extreme heat and winter storms. Admission is
Show, a Classic Pin-Up Contest, Vendors, Food free. Information: EPHealth.com.
ROUNDUP Trucks, Adult Beverages, and a Kiddie Corral.
Portion of the proceeds go towards charities.
Activities planned for the entire family, includ-
ing tours of emergency vehicles and utility
Roundup
Behind the Scene
3-12, 18
4
All ages welcome; age 12 and younger free. trucks, free emergency kit starter bags, life and
Scene Spotlight 4
Here’s the Ticket
fire safety information, emergency prepared-
Tickets: $20 per day; $35 for both
12-14
ness supply vendors, hands-on CPR lessons
Music
days(Ticketmaster). Information, pin-up pag-
from El Paso Fire Department, blood dona- 15
eant and car show registration rockabillyriotep-
tx.com tions, hiking safety, zika virus information, vac- Program Notes 16
New this year is a Lucky 13 Gaming Area pre- cination information and more. Dance 16
sented by Dave and Busters, local and national Viva Juárez 17
‘Dog Day’ swimming event — City of El
tattoo artists, fashion shows, roller derby, and a Sports 19-21
Paso Parks and Recreation Department’s 6th
car parts swap.
annual dog swim days are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feature:
Saturday’s headliner is Tiger Army, with
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9-10, at Nations Tribute Bands & Shows 23-25
Gamblers Marks, Reno Divorce, Sorry About
Tobin Aquatic Center, 8831 Railroad. Social Nature 26-27
You Sister and Fixed Idea.
dogs will be allowed to enjoy a pool day inter- At the Museum 28-29
Sunday’s Headliners are The Paladins with
acting with other friendly pets. Among the con- Keep on Bookin' 30
El Paso FishNet
The Octanes, Star Mountain Dreamers, The
Minerpalooza 2017 — UTEP’s 27th annual tests on both days are prettiest doggie bikini 30
Devotions and The Pinsetters.
back-to-school bash and pep rally 6 to 11 p.m. and longest doggie leap Cost: $2 per dog (own- Liner Notes 31
Friday, Sept. 1, in Glory Road 2 parking lot on Oktoberfest — Bliss MWR brings a taste of ers free). Information, pool rules for pets: 212- Southwest Art Scene 32-34
the UTEP campus, corner of Sun Bowl Drive Bavaria back to El Paso Friday through Sunday, 0397 or elpasotexas.gov/parks. Gallery Talk 35-36
and Glory Road. The family friendly event fea- Sept. 8-10 in at Biggs Park, 11388 Sergeant Animal Rescue League and El Paso Animal
Taking a Look Back 36
On Stage
Services will have information on dogs available
tures fall sports teams, games, information Major Blvd on East Fort Bliss, with German
37
for adoption.
Stage Talk
food, beer, music and dancers. Information:
booths and appearances by UTEP athletes,
38
568-6741 or bliss.armymwr.com/
Film Scene
along with live entertainment, family activities,
This year’s musical guest is Terry Cavanaugh
Grandparents Day Expo — EPCC Senior 39-40
and beer and wine garden for 21 and older.
Admission is free; food and some activities sold and the Alpine Express. Also performing: the
Adult Program and United Healthcare host the History Lessons 40
separately. Miner game tickets will be sold. German Air Force Schuhplattler Dance Group.
13th annual expo for Grandparents Day 10 October preview 41
a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at EPCC’s
Information: 747-5648, minerpalooza.com or Friday and Saturday: 6 p.m. to midnight.
Administrative Service Center A-Building, Scene Distribution 38
Adults only. Tickets: $35, includes stein,
on Facebook.
German meal.
Auditorium, 9050 Viscount, with free health Scene User’s Guide 42
Advertiser Index 42
This year’s live entertainment includes We screenings, snacks, music and fun for grandpar-
The Kings, Jenny & the Mexicats and Prime Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m. Free, all ages. Food
80z. available for purchase.
ents and their families. Ticket are free; available Subscription Form 42
by calling: 831-7801.
Pete’s Playground will operate from 6 to 11
Community Preparedness Expo — El SPECIAL SECTION:
p.m. near the north entrance of the Sun Bowl.
Paso Department of Public Health and other PERFORMING ARTS GUIDE
partners host the preparedness expo 10 a.m. Please see Page 5

September 2017 El Paso Scene Page 3
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his issue marks the 24th anniver-
sary of El Paso Scene, and as the
Autumn Art Fest — The Upper Valley out-

years go, there are fewer and
door art festival is Sept. 23, featuring 18

fewer events in these pages that have
artists. Page 36.
Pranic Healing Level 1 — The two-day lasted as long as us. One of the few is
“experiential” intensive taught by Lynn the Arts International, which celebrates
Provenzano is Sept. 23-24 at Chase Suite its 50th anniversary in September.
Hotel’s Conference Center. Page 12. Presented by the El Paso Art
Scene Spotlight highlights events Association, the Arts International is not
only the city’s premier art exhibition, but
La Union Maze — The 2017 corn maze
advertised in this issue.
also one of the largest and oldest juried
celebrates El Paso Chihuahuas weekends
art shows in the state of Texas.
Sept. 23-Nov. 5 in La Union. Page 13.
Arts International — The 50th annual
juried art exhibit is Sept. 2-Oct. 4 at the Fajitas and Margaritas for Scholarships The exhibition has moved around a
International Museum of Art. Opening recep- — El Paso Community College Culinary Arts variety of locations during the time
tion Sept. 9 and an Artist Talk is Sept. 17. Program host its fundraising event Sept. 28. we’ve been covering it — it’s been at a
Page 44. Page 16. bank lobby, a downtown business build-
ing basement, a mall and most recently,
the Crossland Gallery at the
Chile Pepper Challenge — El Paso Bicycle ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ —
Association’s Art Junction downtown.
Club’s ride benefiting Humane Society of El UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance
For its 50th show, the Arts International
Paso is Oct. 1 at Grace Gardens, with 100-, presents the Oscar Wilde comedy, directed
returns to its roots: the International
61-, 40-, 25- and 10-mile events. Page 43. by Kim McKean, Sept. 28-Oct. 8 at Fox

Silver City events — Several events are set
Fine Art’s Wise Family Theatre. Page 7.
Museum of Art in the elegant Turney
for Silver City, N.M. for the fall months. Volleyball Tournament — FiveSet Net Home at 1211 Montana. This was the
Page 22. Sports host a Grand Opening volleyball tour- previous home of the El Paso Museum of
• The 13th annual Gila River Festival is Sept. nament Sept. 30 in Sunland Park. Page 18. Art before it moved to its current down-
21-24, with guest speaker Winona LaDuke. town location.
• The Southwest Festival of the Written
Art in the Park — El Paso Parks and Many years ago, El Paso Scene began
World is Sept. 29-Oct. 1.
Recreation hosts its fall arts and crafts event offering a Cover Award for the Arts “Desert Bloom” by Danny Jimenez,
Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at Memorial Park reserve International that would serve as the best El Paso Scene Honorable Mention,
image for our front page. This year we
• Red Dot Studio Artfest — Ret Dot Artfest Arts International 2017
area. Page 3.
features a gallery weekend Oct. 7-9, and
Krystyna Robbins workshops — The El selected “Sacred Mountains of the Piro- with the public their upcoming seasons,
Manso-Tiwa Indians” by Joey Avalos
Studio Tours Oct. 13-15.
artist hosts her Fall Studio Workshop Oct. most of which start around September.
Hal Marcus Gallery — Showing Aug. 31-
3-5 at her Upper Valley studio. Page 37. (Prismacolor pencil and watercolor ). His You will find this 16-page special section
Jan 12 is “el paso miniatures,” small works dramatic, surrealistic imagery of the in the middle of this month’s issue.
by several regional artists. Opening reception Mentor’s Dinner — John Quiñones is spe- Organ Mountains and desert foreground, The Performing Arts Guide has been
is Aug. 31. Page 33. cial guest for El Paso Community College’s complete with roadrunner and spirit- made possible each year by sponsoring
Diversity Program’s Hispanic Heritage event inhabited yucca, mesmerizes the viewer. organizations. The Season Sponsor each
We also gave an honorable mention to year has been El Paso Live and
Mariachi Festival at the Park — The free
Oct. 5 at EPCC’s Administrative Service
Danny Jimenez for his “Desert Bloom,” Broadway in El Paso. El Paso Symphony
family-friendly mariachi festival is Sept. 3 at
Center Auditorium. Page 35.
a very realistic watercolor that shows has also been a sponsor each year, and
Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. Page
true mastery of that medium. We ran out again is a major sponsor. El Paso Pro-
17. St. Luke’s Country Fair — St. Luke’s

of space on the front page, so we includ- Musica and the Flickinger Center for the
Episcopal Church hosts its annual Country
‘Real Women Have Curves’ — El Paso
ed it in our column space here. Performing Arts also return as major
Fair and “Dachshund Stampede” Oct. 7 at
Playhouse presents the play by Josefina
Newsprint doesn’t do justice to these sponsors. Co-sponsors include long-time
the church in La Union. Page 15.
Lopez Sept. 8-Oct. 1. Page 38.
El Paso Mission Trail fundraiser — El artists, so be sure to see the actual art- supporters El Paso Chopin Music
works Sept. 2-Oct. 4 at the International Festival, El Paso Opera and the El Paso
The Marketplace at Placita Santa Fe — Paso Mission Trail Association’s annual
Museum. The opening reception is 4 to 7 Society for Musicians of the Future.
The Upper Valley marketplace hosts several fundraising event presents “A Spanish
p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. ***
arts events in the fall. Page 24. Knight” with Danzas Españolas Oct. 7 at La
*** Another tradition the Scene started in
• Fall preview of Clothing and Accessories is Cueva Theater in Socorro. Page 13.
One tradition the El Paso Scene started 2001 was our “Hike Through Time” up
Sept. 16.
in 2001 was our annual Performing Arts Mount Cristo Rey. This year’s hike starts
• Upcycled Art Fair is Oct. 21. Sunset Heights Tour of Homes — The
Guide. We wanted to give all the major at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. I’ll give you
annual tour is Oct. 14 featuring eight loca-
Patti’s Creative Corner — The artisans’
performing arts groups a way of sharing more details next month,
tions in the historic Sunset Heights district.
gallery in Placita Santa Fe features “Meet our Page 8.
Artists”every Sundays. Page 24-25.

September 2017
• Sept. 10: Bill Hall and Leon Ackerman Las Artistas — The annual fine arts and
• Sept. 17: Sandra Lee Woods and Cactus
Mary
craft show is Nov. 18-19 at Epic Railyard
Event Center. Page 33.
Randy Limbird
Editor and Publisher
• Sept. 24: Marcia McNamee El Paso Scene is published by Cristo
Rey Communications as a monthly guide
Ardovino’s Desert Crossing Farmers’ (915) 542-1422
• Oct. 1: Janice Ackerman
Market — The market is open 7:30 a.m. to to entertainment, recreation and culture in Albert Martinez
L’Alliance Française — Fall French classes noon Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert the El Paso area. Copies are provided Advertising &
for adults begin Sept. 8 (beginner/intermedi- Crossing in Sunland Park. Page 37. free at selected locations. Subscriptions Circulation Director
ate) and Sept. 11 (advanced), and classes for are $10 a year, sent by 3rd class mail. (915) 920-7244
adults/children begins Sept. 9 at University Southern New Mexico Circulation: 40,000 copies. Lisa Kay Tate
Presbyterian Church. Page 14.
Deadline for news for the
Flickinger Premier Series — Flickinger News Editor

October issue is Sept. 18
El Paso Symphony Orchestra — EPSO, Center for Performing Arts in Alamogordo (915) 542-1422 ext. 4
under the direction of Bohuslav Rattay, begins its 2017-2018 Premier series.
Editorial Associates:
opens its season Sept. 15-16 at the Plaza • “America’s favorite mystifier” and The October issue comes out Sept. 27 Yvonne T. Herrera, Will Summers
Theatre with guest violinist Chloé Trevor America’s Got Talent finalist, Mike Super
Advertising Account Executive:
performing works by Antonio Vivaldi and performs Sept. 14. Page 10. El Paso Scene
Roman Martinez
more. Page. 7. • Get The Led Out: The American Led P. O. Box 13615
Escamilla Gallery — Alberto Escamilla’s
Zeppelin performs Oct. 14. Page 27. El Paso, Texas 79913 Circulation Associate:
Randy Friedman
gallery in San Elizario hosts a Customer All American Gun Show — The 27th PH: 542-1422
Appreciation Weekend Sept. 16-17, with annual Gun and Western Collectable Show is E-mail: epscene@epscene.com Contributing Writers:
refreshments, live music discounts. Page 32. Sept. 2-3 at Ruidoso Convention Center. Carol Viescas, Brian Chozick,
Page 5. Myrna Zanetell, Jay Duncan,
‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’ — John McVey Middagh
Broadway in El Paso opens its season with Ruidoso Oktoberfest — The 35th annual
Subscription Form is on Page 42
the musical celebrating the life and music of celebration of food, drink, music and dancing
Carole King Sept. 19-24 at the Plaza is Oct. 20-21 at Ruidoso Convention
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Page 4 El Paso Scene September 2017
September Roundup Saturday, Sept. 16, at San Jacinto Plaza, with
live music by Hugo Cortes “La J G de Juarez,”
eral admission; $75 VIP; $110 VIP meet and
greet. Ticketfly.com. Information: 778-
Hoppy Monk’s ‘Monktoberfest’ —
Hoppy Monk, 4141 N. Mesa, hosts its
Cont’d from Page 3 Mariachi Cuauhtémoc, La Magistral Sonora and 4001,SouthwestUniversity.com or on Facebook Oktoberfest celebration Friday and Saturday,
various folklorico dance groups. Admission is at SSBCProdcuctions. Sept. 22-23, both indoors and outside with
Mexican Food Fiesta — The Mexican food free. Information: 212-1704 or Locash is known for the No. 1 hit “I Know German beer, traditional Bavarian food, live
event is 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at San elpasotexas.gov/parks. Somebody” topping Billboard Country Airplay music and more. Information: 307-3263, the-
Jacinto Plaza, Downtown, presented by Metro and Country Aircheck after the RIAA Gold- hoppymonk.com or on Facebook at
PCS. Dozens of food vendors will be on site ‘Running of the Chihuahuas’ — The 5th Certified “I Love This Life” single ascended to TheHoppyMonk.
with their best Mexican food eats, along with a annual event is 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16,
the top of the charts.
Mercadito, mini car show and live art competi- at Animal Rescue League of El Paso, 7256 La Harvest Festival — The City of Socorro,
tion with art from local and regional artists. Junta in Canutillo. Races for El Paso County Fair — El Paso County Fair Texas presents festival 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday,
Live entertainment includes mariachi bands and Chihuahua/Chihuahua mixes, under 20 lb. cate- Association runs Sept. 21-24, at El Paso Sept. 23, at 901 Rio Vista. Music, food, rides
folklorico dancers throughout the entire gory and a costume contest for all dogs. All County Coliseum. The El Paso County Fair will and farmers market. Information: 860-8615.
evening. Admission: $3 (free with Metro PCS well-mannered dogs and their families wel- feature expanded programming all around with
Pass available at all Metro PCS stores). come. Races begin at 5 p.m. Entry fee: $20 per live music, livestock on display, and an open Lincoln Park Day — Lincoln Park
dog (limit two per family); includes t-shirt and auction for the public to attend. A full calendar Conservation Committee’s 13th annual car
Information: 544-9550 or klaq.com.
goodie bag. Entry fee day of race is $25, if any of El Paso County Fair activities and attractions show and Chicano art exhibit is 11 a.m. to 5
West Health Fest — Texas Tech Physicians slots are open. Information: 877-5002, will be released by the El Paso County Fair p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at Lincoln Park
presents free family health and fitness event 9 arlep.org, or on Facebook. Association: epcfa.org. (Chicano Park), 4001 Durazno. Admission is
a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at its new The event also features vendors with pet free. Information: 204-1584, or lincol-
location at 2000 B Transmountain Road, with Autumn Equinox Party — — The nparkcc@aol.com.
related items arts and crafts, local food trucks;
zumba, yoga, a doctor’s corner, cooking fundraiser for Keystone Heritage Park and The event includes a lowrider car show; art
raffle and more. All well-mannered dogs and
demonstrations, health screenings, a drumline Botanical Garden, 4220 Doniphan, is 6:30 to 11 from Gaytan ArtWorks and others; mural pres-
their families are welcomed to attend.
performance, music, inflatables and more. p.m. Friday, Sept. 22. Cost: $7 in advance; $10 entation from mural presentation of “Chicano
Prizes and giveaways every hour. Information: ¡Vivamos México! — The celebration of at the door for age 14 and older. Information: Park, El Paso, TX” by Angel Ortiz, Vincent
215-4647 or westhealthfest.com. 207 years of Mexican Independence is 4:30 to 490-8601,490-8571 or Delgado, and Mike Thornton; live music by
The event also features the 2017 Texas Tech 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Chamizal keystoneheritagepark.com. Frontera Bugalu and Los Chucanos; and danc-
Fitness Challenge. National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, with The event offers sunset guided tours of the ing. Public may bring a picnic or grill
invited musical guests Alacranes Musical, Ballet wetlands and gardens, snacks from One Grub
‘Aging to Perfection’ expo — The Rio Folklórico Quetzales, Ballet Folklórico Paso del Community and beverages, a fashion show by Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta — Texas Parks
Grande Area Agency on Aging’s 18th annual Norte, Mariachi Cuauhtemoc, Aponi Kai, Ballet pret-a-porter fashions, fire and belly dancing by and Wildlife will host its 13th annual fiesta high-
senior expo is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. Folklórico de Ciudad Juarez and Sobredosis del Darlina Marie and her student troupes, and sun lighting the animals and plants of the
12, at the El Paso Convention Center, with Sabor. Information: 532-7273. salutations lead by Om Shanti and Elizabeth Chihuahuan Desert 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday,
educational sessions, flu and pneumonia shots, Talley to welcome the celestial event, with Sept. 30, at Franklin Mountains State Park’s
health screenings information booths and Country Bash — Locash headlines audience participation. Headline entertainment Tom Mays Section (off of Transmountain Road
entertainment, as well as information about Southwest University’s country bash parking lot on the west slope), with speakers, information-
by Chuco Soul Project. Also performing are
available services, benefits and support for party benefiting El Paso Diabetes Association at al booths, and more. Admission is free. Food
Carlos Guillermo Garcia, flamenco guitarist,
older adults and family caregivers. Admission is 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at Southwest and drink will be sold. Information: 566-6441
and his Da Vinci students, flamenco dancers
free. Information: 533-0998 or riocog.org. University Country, with Love And Theft, (Franklin Mountains State Park); Carlos
Carla Briones and friends, and the maze and
Brandon Ray and local opener Joe Barron. Also Rodriguez, 240-3311, or chihuahuandesert.org.
16 de Septiembre Celebration — El featured are food trucks, and a VIP Party with
sandbox for children. Yoga, henna, capoeira
Paso Parks and Recreation host the celebration demo, jewelry and fresh produce also offered.
viewing deck. All ages event. Tickets: $35 gen-
of Mexican Independence Day 5 to 11 p.m.
Please see Page 6

September 2017 El Paso Scene Page 5
September Roundup Bowl Stadium. Tailgating events begin at 3 p.m.
Ticket information: 747-5234 or 1-800-745-
Admission is free; artists work available starting
at $10 and up. Information: (575) 538-2505,
nmwine.org or on Facebook.
To get to the fairgrounds, take I-10 West
Cont’d from Page 5 3000. Event information: 747-8600 or southwestprintfiesta.org or on Facebook. toward Deming, then take the fairgrounds exit
alumni.utep.edu. Artisan market place is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 and follow the signs.
El Paso’s Corn Maze — The 10-acre maze The 8th annual Miner Dash 5K Run, 3K Walk to 5 p.m. Saturday. Workshops scheduled The NMWGA also sponsors the Harvest Wine
and pumpkin patch is open for its 3rd season and Family Fitness Fiesta is Sunday, Oct. 1, at Sunday. Festival at Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta Park
noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. Centennial Plaza. Registration: In conjunction with the fiesta is the “Artist the same weekend.
30-Nov. 5 at 1100 Old Hueco Tanks Road minderdash.utep.edu. Proof Exhibition,” running Sept. 1-Nov. 1, at
(south of I-10 at Exit 35). Admission: $10.95; Homecoming Pageant is 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, 209 W. Broadway. Reception is 6 to 9 p.m.
Hatch Chile Festival — The “chile capital
$9.95 military/teacher with ID; $8.95 age 3-11; of the world’s” 46th annual celebration is 11
Oct. 1, at Magoffin Auditorium. Friday, Sept. 1.
free for ages 2 and younger. Information: 915- a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3,
Silver City museum offers printmaking activi-
213-4FUN (4386), elpasocornmaze.com. Last Thursdays — The Downtown monthly ties for kids 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Materials provid-
at the Hatch Airport on N.M. Hwy 26, 1 1/2
evening art walk includes nearly two dozen miles west of Hatch, featuring vendors, carnival
Fiesta San Elceario — San Elizario’s annual pubs, restaurants, stores and galleries.
ed free, but $5 donation requested.
rides, arts and crafts, chile food and ristra tying
fiesta is usually held in mid to late September at Admission is free to most events. Information: Cloudcroft Labor Day Hoopla — The and painting demonstrations, live music, beer
Veterans Memorial Placita in front of San facebook.com/EPDAD. annual family party is 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. garden, mud volleyball, mariachi competition,
Elceario Catholic Church, 1556 San Elizario Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2- and fresh roasted Hatch green chile and con-
Road, with food and game booths, carnival La Union Maze — The 12-acre cornfield 3, on Burro Avenue in Cloudcroft. Admission is tests. Parade begins at 9 a.m. Saturday.
rides, folklorico and matachines dancers. maze is open Sept. 23-Nov. 5 for its 17th sea-
free. Information: (575) 682-2733 or 1-866- Admission; $10 carload (good for both days).
Information: 851-2333. son at 1101 Highway 28 in La Union, N.M.,
682-8777 or cloudcroft.net. Information: (575) 267-5483,
next to Zin Valle Winery. This year’s theme
Village Vibes Music Festival — The celebrates El Paso Chihuahuas with a depiction Cottonwood Festival — The 27th annual
hatchchilefest.com or on Facebook.
Village of Vinton and Keep Vinton Beautiful of mascot, “Chico.” Information: 549-1323 or Labor Day Weekend arts and craft festival is One Thousand Years: From Mimbres
hosts the 2nd annual music festival Saturday, launionmaze.com. Sept. 2-3, in Alameda Park, alongside White to Miners — The Towns of Hillsboro and
Sept. 30, at Dr. Applegate Park, 7966 Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 10 Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70) in Alamogordo. The Kingston host the event celebrating the area’s
Quejette, in Vinton, in support of the village’s p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. event offers arts and crafts, entertainment, history 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2,
community garden and learning center. The Cost: $12 ($10 military; $7 seniors 65-75); $6 food and more. Hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. along the historic communities’ main streets.
festival will showcase a variety of musicians and for ages 2-5 ($5 military.) Free for age two and Saturday and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. The area’s historic Black Range Museum in
artists, along with a selection local food truck seniors over 75. Open weekdays for scheduled Admission is free. Information: Alamogordo Hillsboro and School House Museum and
and vendor offerings. All ages event. Doors field trips 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; with reservations. Chamber of Commerce, (575) 437-6120, 1- Percha Bank Museum in Kingston will be open
open at 2 p.m. Tickets: $10 in advance; $15 at Tickets available in advance at ticketleap.com. 800-826-0294 or alamogordo.com. to the public. Admission by donation.
the gate; $5 kids in advance. Information: 886- The Maze offers the Big Maze, kids flower The Alamogordo Chamber Ambassadors will Information: (575) 895-5154 or
5104 or villagevibesmusicfestival.com. maze, family jumping pillow, big slide, pedal host a Pancake breakfast 7 to 10 a.m. both lindaof5oaks@gmail.com.
Headliner is The Chamanas. More than 15 cars, target practice, sports throw, zipline, mornings. Plates: $7. Arts and craft Fair and silent auction offered
other performers scheduled. horse walk swing and more, picnic tables under at Hillsboro Community Center, and lunch
Harvest Wine Fest — The New Mexico
Miner Dash and Family Fitness Fiesta huge tent and concessions. Rides to the pump-
Wine Growers Association presents its Labor
based on original Tom Ying recipes available at
— The 8th annual event kicks off UTEP’s kin patch, cow train and pig races also offered the Black Range Museum and Community
Day Weekend festival 12:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Homecoming festivities 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, during daylight hours. Center.
Saturday through Monday, Sept. 2-4, at the
Oct. 1, at UTEP’s Centennial Plaza. Hillsboro is on NM 152 along the east side of
Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Las
Southern New Mexico
The Fitness Fiesta offers a variety of physical the Black Range between I-25 (Caballo exit)
Cruces. Admission: $15 in advance; $20 at the
activities and health screenings including a and the Mimbres Valley.
gate, includes souvenir wine glass. Non
jumping balloon, inflatable obstacle course, Southwest Print Fiesta — Mimbres drinkers and age 16-21 are $5 in advance or at ‘Rolling Stones’ Gem and Mineral
zumba, yoga and more. Cost: $5. Region Arts Council hosts the gathering togeth-
the gate. Military $12 in advance; $17 at the Show — Grant County Rolling Stones Gem
A 5K run and 3K walk begin at 8 a.m., plus a er of more than 20 regional and local printmak-
gate (with valid current DoD ID). Miners must and Mineral Society’s 34th annual show in Silver
5K wheelchair race. Entry fee is $25 per divi- ers noon to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday,
be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. All City, N.M. is Sept. 2-4 at the newly remod-
sion by Sept. 19. Register minerdash.utep.edu. Sept. 1-3, at Seedboat Gallery, 214 Yankie, in
adults must have valid ID, regardless of age; eled Grand County Veterans’ Memorial
Silver City, N.M. celebrating the art of print-
UTEP Football & Homecoming - The making through demonstrations, workshops.
designated drivers encouraged. No pets, cool- Conference Center, 3031 U.S. 180 E in Silver
2017 homecoming game against Western ers or open containers allowed. Information: City. The show offers more than 40 vendors,
children’s activities steamroller street printing
Kentucky is at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at Sun (575) 649-8994, vivavino@nmwine.com,
event, artisan marketplace and more.
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September Roundup Ruidoso, N.M. Sponsored by the American
Motorcycle Association National Road Riding
Cont’d from Page 5 Convention, and part of the Gypsy Tour series.
Registration: $42 by Sept. 1. Information: (575)
silent auctions, exhibits and demonstrations, as
973-4977, motorcyclerally.com, or on
well as the Wheel of Fortune. Hours are 9 a.m.
Facebook at RuidosoRally.
to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday,
Trade show hours are 1 to 7 p.m.
and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Admission is
Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday
free. Information:
through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
rollingstonesgms.blogspot.com.
Trade show admission $3.
The show features dealers from around the
Events include the Golden Aspen Rider
Southwest with mineral specimens, jewelry,
Challenge Course with Reno Birt, daily contin-
and arts crafted from rock and gems.
gency prize drawings, free demo rides, parade,
Quantities of “rough” stones are available for
bike games, poker runs, riding tours, bike judg-
cutting and polishing work, as well as equip-
ing, tours pins and patches and food.
ment and supplies.
A daily non-denominational church service,
Rockhounding and educational field trips
hosted by Christian Motorcycle Association.
offered each day.
Diez y Seis de Septiembre Fiesta —
Taste of Downtown Silver City — The The annual fiesta is noon to 10 p.m. Saturday
16 annual event is 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
and noon to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16-17, at
Saturday, Sept. 2, in downtown Silver City.
the Mesilla Plaza, with vendor booths offering
The event features food samples from various
art, crafts, games, drinks and food. There will
menu items from different restaurants and
also be a greased pole climb and piñatas for
shops, vendors and more. Tickets: $20, avail-
kids. Attendees may bring folding chairs. No
able at silvercitymainstreet.com. Information:
alcohol, smoking or pets allowed on the plaza.
(575) 534-9005.
Information/entry forms: (575) 524-3262, ext.
End of Summer Bash — Inn of the 116 or mesillanm.gov/news.
Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M. hosts its The Fiesta Parade begins at 11 a.m. Saturday
Labor Day weekend bash 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, along Avenida de Mesilla, beginning at Four
Sept. 3, with concessions, jumping balloons, Points Gin and ending at the Mesilla Town Hall.
live music on the lawn, fireworks at 9 p.m.
Lumberjack Day — The annual event is 9
Admission is free 9 (jumping balloon $10 per
a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, in Zenith
person); all ages welcome. Information: 1-877-
Park, Cloudcroft, N.M. with axe throw and
277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
standing block chop and “hot saw” competi-
Elephant Days — The City of Elephant tions, demonstrations and more. Visitors can
Butte’s annual celebration is Sept. 8-10 at test their own lumberjack skills. Kids activities,
Elephant Butte event grounds, with carnival food and drink available. Admission is free for
rides and games, arts and crafts, live music, spectators. Participant fee is $5 per event (reg-
food and more. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, istration in advance). Information: (575) 682-
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 2 2733 or coolcloudcroft.com/lumberjack-day.
p.m. Sunday. Admission and parking is free. A lumberjack pancake and coffee breakfast is
Information: (575) 744-4892 or 7:30 to noon in Zenith Park.
ElephantButteAdventures.com.
Cliff-Gila, Grant County Fair — The fair
Dog Cruces Pet Expo — The inaugural is Sept. 20-24, at the Cliff Fairgrounds, Cliff,
expo for pet owners is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. N.M. The fair includes exhibits, a midway, live-
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9-10, at Las stock auction and a barbecue. Admission: $3
Cruces Convention Center, with treats for per day. Information: (575) 388-1559 or grant-
dogs, a K-9 agility course, a pet costume con- countyfairnm.com.
test, and prizes and giveaways both days. Cliff is a half-hour northwest of Silver City on
Products and information booths for experts U.S. 180.
on behavioral issues, nutrition, grooming and
‘The Big Event... A Community that
more. Well-behaved, leashed dogs welcome.
CAREs’ — Cancer Aid Resource & Education,
Admission: $5; free for age 4 and younger.
Inc. hosts its 2nd annual fundraising events cele-
Labor Day Trail Ride — The Chihenne brating southern New Mexico’s traditions, peo-
Ranch’s 16th annual Labor Day ride is Sept. ple and food Friday through Sunday, Sept. 22-
10-16 beginning with dinner Sunday and ending 24 at Plaza de Las Cruces, 101 N. Main
with breakfast Saturday. This base camp ride (Downtown Mall). Events include a Kids Zone,
returns back to the Lodge headquarters each vendors, mariachis and bands, folklorico
day. No electricity or water hookups, but flush dancers, walk, fashion show, games, carnival,
toilets and showers offered. Evening programs Lumbre Chile Eating Competition, The Big
with musical entertainment as well as dancing Event Pageant and more. Information schedule:
will be available each night. Registration: $350 (575) 649-0598 or carelascruces.org.
(due by Sept. 1). Information/registration: Greg Highlights:
Evans, (575) 743-1602 or Parade is 9 a.m. Saturday starting in the
zianet.com/4jranch/ride. District Court Parking Lot.
The Chihenne Ranch is in the foothills of the The 4th annual Jubilee of Life Walk is 9 a.m.
Black Range near the Gila National Forest, Saturday.
New Mexico. The 4th annual Fashion show is 3:30 to 4 p.m.
Saturday
Pets & Plants Party — Sierra Vista A CARE Fulfills Bike Run is 9 a.m. Sunday, in
Growers, 2800 HWY 28 in La Union, hosts a Downtown Parking Lot 3, with a Bike and Car
dog party, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. Bring show noon to 4 p.m.
friendly pets on leash for food, crafts, a doggy The 2nd annual Roberto’s Enchilada Cook-Off
parade. Only bring pets that are friendly with is noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.
other pets and young children. Admission is A Kickoff Golf Tournament is 1 p.m.
free. Information: (575) 874-2415 or sierrav- Thursday, Sept. 21, at Red Hawk Golf Course,
istagrowers.net. 7502 Red Hawk Golf Road. Cost: $100 ($400
Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally — The team of four). Information: (575)-649-9891 or
48th annual rally is Wednesday through Sunday, trumpetman63.dpm@gmail.com.
Sept. 13-17, at Inn of the Mountain Gods in
Please see Page 8
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September Roundup Saturday nights. The annual Parade on Highland
is 10 a.m. Saturday
Cont’d from Page 7 Dell Valley Hudspeth County Fair —
The 59th annual Dell Valley Hudspeth County
Brews, Blues & BBQ — The food and Fair is Friday through Sunday, Sept. 29-Oct.
music festival begins at noon Saturday, Sept. 1, on the fairgrounds in Dell City, with a Main
23, Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, Street parade, team roping, barbecue, music,
N.M. Choose from more than 200 different dances, exhibits and more. A Ranch Rodeo is
beers, enjoy BBQ anywhere, and listen to live Friday at the Fairgrounds. Vendors and exhibits
blues bands on the lawn in front of Lake open all three days. Admission is free.
Mescalero. It’s always cool by the water. Cost: Information:dellvalleyhudspethcountyfair.com
$25 for 10 4.oz pours. or on Facebook at Dell Valley Fair.
Breweries include Ballast Point, Santa Fe
Bazaars and fairs
Brewing, Sierra Nevada, Rio Bravo Brewing
Co. and more.
WNMU Parade — The Western New All American Mountain Festivals —
River Rendezvous hosts the outdoor craft fair
Mexico University Homecoming Parade begins
Friday through Monday, Sept. 1-4, at All
at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, in downtown
American Park in Ruidoso Downs, N.M., across
Silver City. The annual parade includes floats,
from the tennis courts, featuring area arts and
bands and other entries. Information: (575)
crafts, food and live music. Admission is free.
538-6011 or alumni.wnmu.edu.
Information: (575) 446-1441 or riverren-
The Homecoming game is 1:30 p.m. Saturday
dezvousruidoso.com.
against UT Permian Basin on WNMU’s
Altamirano Field. All-American Gun & Western
Southern New Mexico State Fair — Collectible Show — The 27th annual show
is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept.
The fair is Wednesday through Sunday, Sept.
2-3, at the Ruidoso Convention Center, 111
27-Oct. 1, at the Doña Ana County
Sierra Blanca Dr. Hundreds of guns, gun-relat-
Fairgrounds, 12 miles west of Las Cruces off I-
ed items, Indian artifacts, knives, cowboy gear
10. Grounds open at 9 a.m. Admission to fair
and more will be on display. Proceeds benefit
and special events includes the Speedway,
Lincoln County charities. Admission: $6 (free
rodeo and live entertainment. Tickets: $14
for under age 12). Age 18 and younger must be
($10 age 7-14) after 2 p.m. Thursday and
accompanied by parent or guardian.
Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday; free
Information: (575) 257-6171 or
for age 6 and younger: available at holdmytick-
trekwest.com/gunshow.
et.com. Half-day tickets available at the gate.
Information: (575) 524-8602 or snmstatefair- Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert
grounds.net. Crossing — The 14th annual market runs
Headliners are Tell Runyan Thursday, Parker Saturdays year-round at Ardovino’s Desert
McCollum Friday, and Uncle Lucius Saturday. Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park,
N.M. Summer hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon.
Mesilla Valley Corn Maze at Lyles
Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch
Family Farms — The 17th annual labyrinth
available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-
and pumpkin patch is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
0653, ext. 3, farmersmarketadc@outlook.com
Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 30-Oct. 29 at
or ardovinos.com.
3855 W. Picacho, Las Cruces. This year’s
Yoga 9 to 10 a.m.; with massage 9 a.m. to
theme is “It Ain’t Corny.” Food and beverage
noon by certified massage therapist.
concessions available. Admission: $12 ($10 chil-
Weekly events include kids’ coloring booth
dren under 12; free children under 2) $2 dis-
and tent activities, educational talks, Master
count for military with ID. Information: (575)
Gardener talks and live music. A Book
526-1919, mesillavalleymaze.com or on
Exchange is held the first and third Saturday of
Facebook at Mesilla Valley Maze.
the month. Bring a used book in good condi-
Activities include corn maze, pumpkin patch,
tion, to exchange for another.
hayrides, giant slides, face painting, pedal carts,
• Sept. 2: Labor Day Scavenger Hunt.
gem mining, picnic grounds, playgrounds. duck
racing, hayride to the pumpkin path, and more. Franciscan Festival of Fine Arts — Holy
Activity tickets (available until 5:30 p.m.) are $1 Cross Retreat Center, 600 Holy Cross Road in
each or 22 for $20. Mesilla Park, will showcase the works of 80 to
90 area artists 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and
Mimbres Valley Harvest Festival — The
Sunday, Sept. 2-3. The event includes an
12th annual celebration hosted by Mimbres
enchilada dinner, food vendors, silent auction,
Valley Health Action League is 10 a.m. to 4
raffle, live music and beer garden. Admission is
p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at San Lorenzo
free; donations taken at the door. Information:
Elementary School grounds, on NM 35 in the
(575) 524-3688 or franciscanfestival.org.
Mimbres Valley, N.M. with live music, commu-
nity greenhouse tours, farmers’ market, arts St. Anthony’s Bazaar — The 53rd annual
and craft fair, storytelling and poetry, kids activ- Labor Day weekend festival is noon to 11 p.m.
ities and more. Information: (575) 536-9845 or Saturday through Monday, Sept. 2-4, at the St.
mimbresharvestfest.com. Anthony’s Seminary, 4501 Hastings (at
Crescent). The event offers food, games and
West Texas live entertainment hosted on the grounds of a
Franciscan seminary. An evening mass is
Marfa Lights Festival — The 31st annual planned for Saturday and Sunday. Admission is
festival that pays tribute to Marfa’s mysterious free. Information: 566-2261 or on Facebook.
lights is Friday through Sunday, Sept. 1-3, in Proceeds from the event go directly to the
Marfa, Texas. Activities over the Labor Day education, housing and living expenses for the
Weekend include food and crafts booths, a seminarians.
main street parade, contests, concerts and
street dances in the Presidio Courthouse area.
Sportscard and Toy Collectible Show
— The trading card and toy show is noon to 6
Information: marfacc.com.
p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, at Sunland Park Mall,
Events begin at 5 p.m. Friday, with vendors
hosted by J & M Sportscards, with sportscards
beginning at noon Saturday and Sunday. Food
and craft vendors, street dances Friday and Please see Page 9
Page 8 El Paso Scene September 2017
September Roundup other recreational groups. Admission is free.
Information: 212-1704.
Cont’d from Page 8 Darlins of the Desert Market — The 4th
and toy collectibles of all kinds. Admission is annual vintage market is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
free. Information: (916) 222-5458. Saturday, Sept. 30, at 407 Central Highway
54, in Downtown Carrizozo, N.M. with vintage
Arts, Crafts & Collectibles Fair — items, antiques and art. Information: darlinsoft-
Christ the Savior Catholic Church, 5301
hedesert.com.
Wadsworth (next to Veterans Park) hosts it fair
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Downtown Artist and Farmers Market
Sunday, Sept. 9-10. Admission is free. Vendors — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural
welcome; applications: Jesus (Jesse) Mancillas, Affairs Department’s market for area artists
255-6936 or christthesaviorep.org. and regionally grown agricultural products is 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in the Union Plaza
Celebrating the Southwest sale — Casa District along Anthony Street. Information:
Camino Real, 314 South Tornillo, in the historic
212-1780 or elpasoartsandculture.org.
Mesquite District, hosts a Southwest Book, Art,
and Vintage Vinyl Sale 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9-10. Information, — More than 230 permanent vendors in arts,
donations: Casa Camino Real (575) 523-3988, crafts, produce, baked goods and other food
abebooks.com or on Facebook at Casa Camino items are offered at the market 8:30 a.m. to 1
Real Book Store Art Gallery. p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays along a 7-
Casa Camino Real is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. block area of Main Street, Downtown.
Wednesday through Saturday, and noon to 5 Information: (575) 541-2288 or lascrucesfarm-
p.m. Sunday. ersmarket.org.
Doña Ana Doll Club Show & Sale — Silver City Farmers Market — The mar-
The annual doll and accessory show is 9 a.m. to ket runs 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays mid-May
3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Scottish Rite through October in the Main Street Plaza
Temple, 195 Boutz, Las Cruces. Includes dolls, (intersection of 7th and Bullard). Information:
doll accessories, Teddy bears, fabrics and trims, (575) 536-9681 or silvercityfarmersmarket.info.
toys and miniatures, a silent auction and door
prizes. Admission: $2 (free for ages 10 and Something for everyone
younger). Information: (575) 523-1413.
Latinitas In Progress — Latinas in Progress
St. Genevieve’s Fiesta — The Las Cruces (LIP) exposes Latinas in their senior year of
church’s annual fiesta, celebrating the church high school to college life and provides them
community’s 155th year, is 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with the tools needed to succeed in their per-
Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. sonal and professional life. The LIP Education
9-10, at St. Genevieve’s Parish Hall, 1025 E. Series consists of five learning sessions, city-
Las Cruces. Live entertainment includes wide volunteer opportunities, and mentors.
Suavecito Band from Socorro, N.M, Las Cruces Deadline to apply is Sept. 1. Information: 219-
Gents Band, Gadsden Steel Drum Band; ballet 8554, latinasinprogressep@gmail.com or
folkloricos and ballet, mariachis, as well as hwnt.org.
clowns, piñatas, karate and zumba. Food
includes gorditas, enchiladas, hamburgers, que-
After School Fall Program — The City of
El Paso Parks and Recreation Department’s
sadillas, hot dogs, burritos, corn on the cob,
2017-2018 After School Program begins Sept.
snow cones, aguas frescas and more. Admission
5 and continues through the school year at
is free. Information: (575) 888-5578 or
local recreation centers and selected EPISD
stgen.info.
and YISD elementary schools throughout the
Mass is 11 a.m. Sunday, followed by the pro-
city. The program runs from school dismissal
cession to the fiesta.
time to 6 p.m. and is open to age 5-12. Cost:
Socorro Mission Bazaar — The annual $5 per week per child at public school sites;
event is usually held Friday through Sunday on free at recreation centers. Information/list of
the last full weekend in September at La centers: 212-0393. Register online at elpaso-
Purisima Catholic Church, 10041 Socorro texas.gov/parks.
Road, with live music, food, raffle prizes and
other activities. Admission is free. Information:
Computer Classes — Thomas Branigan
Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho in Las
859-7718.
Cruces, hosts free computer literacy classes 2
VFW Auxiliary Fall Festival — VFW to 4 p.m. Tuesdays in September in the training
Auxiliary Yucca Post 8919, 5535 Saluki, hosts a lab on the second floor. Registration not
day of crafts, food and entertainment 10 a.m. required; yet only first nine attendees will be
to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, supporting the guaranteed a computer. Attendees welcome to
post’s Veterans programs in El Paso. Admission bring their own laptops if space permits.
is free. Information: 346-2567 or Information: (575) 528-4005 or library.refer-
vfwauxiliary.org. ence@las-cruces.org.
• Sept. 5: Introduction to Computers: The
Mission Trail Art Market — Area artisans Basics
and craftspeople display their fine arts and
• Sept. 12: Windows 10
crafts for its 8th season 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on
• Sept. 19: Internet for Beginners
the third Sunday of the month (Sept. 17, Oct.
• Sept. 26: Introduction to Computers: File
15) in the historic Veteran’s Memorial Plaza in
Management.
San Elizario. Food and drink concessions and
entertainment. Pets welcome. Admission is 1 Million Cups — Local entrepreneurs can
free. Information: 851-0093 or missiontrailart- meet and present their startups to the El Paso
market.com. community 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays, at the
Hub of Human Innovation, l500 W Overland,
Art in the Park — The City Parks & Suite 230. The event is free to everyone; coffee
Recreation Department’s Spring 2017 arts and
served. Information: 321-3123, hubep.org or
crafts fair is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and
1millioncups.com/elpaso.
Sunday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, at Memorial Park’s
Every Wednesday two entrepreneurs will
Reserve area, 3100 Copper, with arts and
present their business to mentors, advisors and
crafts vendors, and food booths. Local enter-
tainment provided by dance groups, bands, and Please see Page 10
September 2017 El Paso Scene Page 9
September Roundup Victims Memorial Park, Judge Edward Marquez
Library and Yucca Park, off Lafayette. The walk
Military Family Clinic opening — Steven pranic healing clinics and events, go to
LightElPaso.com or on Facebook: Pranic
A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Family
Cont’d from Page 9 benefits MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Endeavors hosts an opening celebration Friday, Healing El Paso Border Region.
Driving, through the support of fundraising Sept. 15, 1350 George Dieter, Suite 140.
other entrepreneurs.
pledges made by the participants. Information:
4to Congreso De Mujeres — The Spanish
Information, time: familyendeavors.org/mfc.
language series of women’s lectures begins at 8
Elks Lodge Patriotism Week — El Paso 779-1987, ext. 4885 or walklikemadd.org.
Elks Lodge 187, 2278 Trawood, Suite C-E, Remembrance ceremony is 9:50 a.m.; Santa Lucia Gran Baile Ranchero – a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at El Paso County
Santa Lucia Catholic Church hosts its Ranchero Coliseum. Tickets: $10(Ticketmaster)
hosts an open house ice cream social 7 to 8 Commitment celebration at 11:15 a.m.
Dance Friday, Sept. 15, at Centro de Amistad, Information: 355-4868 or soypescador.org.
p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, with free ice cream
El Paseo de Casas — El Paso Association of 516 Gallagher. Dinner served 6 to 7 p.m. with
and information on Elks’ community involve-
Builders’ 2017 Parade of Homes run through
Crimes Against the Elderly
dance 7 to 11 p.m. Live music by The Galaxies.
ment. For more than 100 years, Elks Lodge Conference - Adult Protective Services and
Sept. 10. This year’s homes are in along Via BYOB (Beer and Set-ups will be sold) Cost:
#187 has been serving the El Paso community the El Paso County Attorney will host the 10th
Rojas. Admission: $5; free age 12 and younger. $12.50. Information Phone Number: 820-0918.
with various youth, disabilities and veterans annual conference 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Call to RSVP. Information: 778-5387 or elpa-
programs. Volunteers welcome. Information:
sobuilders.com. Chamizal Junior Ranger Saturday — Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Region 19 Head
532-4441 or elpaso187@gmail.com. Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Start Program Education Service Center, 11670
Other related events. Pavo Real Dominos Tournament — Marcial, invites families to explore various Chito Samaniego. Free breakfast and lunch,
• The annual “Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner” is City of El Paso Parks and Recreation hosts the world cultures for kids age 5 to 11 at 11 a.m. health screenings, living wills, advanced direc-
6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at the lodge. inaugural tournament for age 50 and older 9:30 to noon the third Saturday of the month (Sept. tives, door prizes and goodie bags. Tickets are
Cost: $8 per person; military families eat free. a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at Pavo 16). The 45-minute Junior Ranger program free with donated fan, blanket or personal
RSVP: Shirley, 373-1581 or Elks Lodge, 532- Real Senior Center, 9311 Alameda. offers a different activity such as games, walks, hygiene items or adult diapers to restock the
4441 by Sept. 13. Participation is free, but players must register in experiments or craft. Admission is free, but APS Silver Star Resource Room. Registration
• Patriotic Kids Extravaganza is 11 a.m. to 2 advance at any Parks and Rec center. space is limited. Reservations recommended. required; online at eventbrite.com. Information:
p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. with patriotic crafts, Information: 860-9131 or Information/reservations: 532-7273 or 834-5772.
songs, learning the Pledge of Allegiance, games elpasotexas.gov/parks. nps.gov/cham.
and more geared towards age 2 through 12 and
JobCon Career Exploration Expo —
This month’s program focuses on Mexico’s
their families. Free pizza, juice and cookies
‘Rebirth: A Discussion on Immigration’ Workforce Solutions Borderplex hosts the
Independence Day.
— El Paso Holocaust Museum presents a panel career expo for area high school students
served at 1 p.m. Admission is free; RSVP:
Shirley, 373-1581 or Elks Lodge, 532-4441 by
discussion on immigration in El Paso, past and NEBA Business Fair and Networking Thursday, Sept. 28. About 30 exhibitors will
present: experiences of Holocaust survivors — North East Business Alliance hosts its busi- showcase their organization to the students.
Sept. 12.
post-World War II, analysis of the historic/ cur- ness fair 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Details and location to be announced.
Baby Bump Day — Desert Sun rent climate and public sentiment toward immi- Armed Services YMCA, 7061 Comington. Information: 887-2224 or borderplexjobs.com.
Chiropractic, 3800 N. Mesa Suite C-1, hosts gration at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at El Attendees promote their business or service,
the free event for pregnant and new moms 1 Paso Holocaust Museum, 715 N. Oregon, as
Blessing of the Animals — The free bless-
display their items, giveaway samples, connect
ing of pets is 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at St.
to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, with food and part of the museum’s Speak Out Program and network with other people. Cost: $35
Francis on the Hill Episcopal Church, 6280 Los
drink, shopping, and information about series. Admission is free. Information: 351-0048 (includes membership through Dec); free for
Robles. All pets are welcome. Light refresh-
women’s chiropractic care. Information: 838- or elpasoholocaustmuseum.org. NEBA members. Information: 345-5391 or
ments will be available for pets and pet parents.
1500 or chirodesert.com. Panelists are Dr. Mimi Gladstein, UTEP nebaelpaso.org.
Information: 581-9500 or stfrancisonthehillepis-
Professor of English & Theater Arts; Dr.
‘Walk Like MADD’ 5K — Mothers Against Guillermina Gina Nunez-Mchiri, UTEP Wine, Camera, Action! — Photography copalchurch.org.
Drunk Driving will host its 5K walk in partner- Enthusiasts of El Paso (PEEP) host a series of
ship with El Paso Community College 10:15
Associate Professor of Anthropology; Father EPCC Mentor’s Dinner — John Quiñones
Bob Mosher, Columban Mission Center. Wednesday workshops every other month at
is guest speaker for the annual mentor’s dinner
a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 9, at Crime Wine Attitude, 6633 N. Mesa. Each workshop
6 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at EPCC’s
is 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20: Sports Photography &
Administrative Services Center, 9050 Viscount,
Night Photography. Cost: $35, which includes
Building A Auditorium, as part of El Paso
two glasses of wine; or $25 without wine.
Community College and Diversity Programs’
PEEP members get 20 percent off. Information,
Hispanic Heritage Celebration. Tickets: $40;
reservations: Ron Thompson, peepfocal-
available at all EPCC Campus cashiers or
point@gmail.com. Web: peepclub.org.
secure.touchnet.com. Schedule to be
El Paso Technology Conference — announced. Information: 831-3324 or
Townsquare Media hosts the conference epcc.edu/hispanicheritage.
Thursday, Sept. 21, at El Paso Wyndham,
Austin High School 50th Reunion —
2027 Airway. Information: Rebeca Rodriguez,
The Austin High Class of 1967’s 50th reunion is
521-6327 or elpasobusinessexpo.com.
Oct. 27-29. Details: 383-8683 or austinhsre-
El Paso High School reunion — El Paso union67elpasotx.com.
High School’s Class of ‘87 hosts its 30-year
El Paso Crohns & Autoimmune
reunion with the main event at 7 p.m. Saturday,
Disease Support Group — The support
Sept. 23, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One
group meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of the
Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. Tickets: $50;
month (Sept. 19) at Tech University Health
available at ardovinos.com/ephs87/.
Sciences Center, 4800 Alberta, in the Paul
Information: (703) 350-3470 or on Facebook at
Foster Education Building, Room 211.
EPHS Class of ‘87 Reunion.
Information: Carrie Wilkie, (214) 708-2989,
NAMI Walks — National Alliance on Mental ccwilkie@elpasocrohns.com.
Illness of El Paso hosts its annual walk 9:30 a.m.
Faith & Grief Luncheon —Luncheons for
Saturday, Sept. 23, at Memorial Park Reserve,
those experiencing the loss of a loved one are
1701 Copia. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.
noon to 1 p.m. the second Wednesday of the
Admission is free. Information:
month, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340
itorres@namiep.org or namiep.org/elpaso.
Murchison. Admission and lunch is free; reser-
The non-profit NAMI offers free mental
vations strongly encouraged. Donations wel-
health support and education to the El Paso
come. Registration: 562-7660 or
community. NAMIWalks is a public display of
FaithandGrief.org.
support for people with mental health chal-
lenges, changing how Americans view mental GED classes — High School Equivalency
illness. All walkers who raise more than $100 Program (HEP) and UTEP host free GED class-
for the cause receive a t-shirt. es and tests for migrant and seasonal farm-
workers and their immediate families Mondays
Pranic Healing Level 1 — Lynn Provenzano through Fridays at UTEP’s Graham Hall, Room
instructs the 2-day experiential intensive 9 a.m.
206, 500 W. University. Class times are 9 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24, at
to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (flex times).
Chase Suite Hotel Conference Center, 6791
Open enrollment. Information: 747-5567 and
Montana. healing is a non-touch form of energy
studentaffairs.utep.edu/hep.
healing. Registration and information: 449-0619
or register at pranichealing.com. For other local
Please see Page 11
Page 10 El Paso Scene September 2017
September Roundup Rubin Center September Soiree — calm environment and have a blast while doing
UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for Fort Bliss it. Cost: $15 and includes kayaks, skirts, hel-
Cont’d from Page 10 the Visual Arts is, off Dawson Drive next to the mets, personal flotation devices and paddles.
Anyone entering Fort Bliss must have a valid • Climbing Movement Course is 7 to 9 p.m.
Sun Bowl, host its fundraising soiree 6 to 9 p.m.
Scenic Sundays — Walkers, runners, Friday, Sept. 22, with whisky tasting, hors
driver’s license, car insurance and registration. Friday, Sept. 22, at the Soldier Activity
cyclists and skaters are invited to enjoy Scenic Check beforehand to see which gates are open Center. Cost: $8 per class; and open to the
d’oeuvres and live music by Kikamora in a casu-
Drive, between Robinson and Wheeling, free of to the public. Public access is available through public, ages 10 and old (ages 10-17 must have a
al outdoor setting. Tickets: $50; available at
traffic from 6 to 11 a.m. Sundays. Scenic the Sheridan, Chaffee and Buffalo Soldiers gates parent or legal guardian present.
rubincenter.utep.edu. Information: 747-6151 or
Sundays give people the opportunity to walk, to West Bliss, and Biggs and Old Ironsides gates
on Facebook at RubinCenter.
run, bike, or skateboard along Scenic Drive, to East Bliss. Memorial Stair Climb — The 9/11
and offers views of El Paso and Juárez, Mexico. Tequila Tasting Night — Camino Real Memorial Stair Climb allows participants to pay
Dogs on leash permitted. Admission is free; Rotary Club hosts the Mexican-themed
Friday at The Fire — Fort Bliss’s Freedom tribute Monday, Sept. 11, by climbing the
Crossing hosts free live music featuring local equivalent of the 110 stories of the World
road closed to car traffic at this time. fundraiser benefiting Corazon de Niños 6 p.m.
performers 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays at the outdoor Trade Center. Participants will utilize Soto
Information: 541-4416 or district2@elpaso- to midnight Friday, Sept. 22, at Grace
fireplace. DJ music at 6 p.m. Information: 564- Physical Fitness Center’s stationary stair step-
texas.gov. Gardens, 6701 Westside Dr., with more than
5311 or freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com. pers and are given 25 minutes to symbolically
50 tequilas to taste, silent auction, Mexican
• Sept. 1: Karaoke Night help the fallen complete their heroic journey to
For a good cause
food, mariachi band and live entertainment by
• Sept. 8: FM Junkies save others. Opening ceremony is at 5:15 a.m.
Juan Gabriel Impersonator Hugo Cortez, “La JG
• Sept. 15: “Fiesta” Friday with Locomotion
‘Power of the Purse’ Party — The de Juarez.” Tickets: $65 in advance; $75 at the
and more
with the first wave at 5:30 a.m. and last wave at
Women’s Fund POP fundraiser and shopping door; table for 10 $600; VIP packages available. 8:14 p.m. Cost: $10; all participants get a trib-
• Sept. 22: Chris Baker. ute t-shirt. Early registration encouraged at
celebration is 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, Tickets and information: caminorealrotary.org,
at Epic Railyard Center, 2201 E Mills, featuring caminorealrotaryclub@gmail.com or on Fort Bliss Outdoor Recreation — Soto PFC; space is limited to 175 people.
live and silent auction and mercado of new and Facebook at Camino Real Rotary Club of El Registration on a first come, first serve basis at Information: 744-5790.
vintage handbags. Proceeds from the event Paso. the Soldier Activity Center. Information: 744-
support scholarships for single mothers and 1532 or bliss.armymwr.com. Club news
Catholic Daughters of the Americas
other women in the community. Tickets: $50. • White Sands Camping is Saturday and Doña Ana Photography Club (DAPC)
Fundraiser — The Catholic Daughters of
Information: 799-6605 or Sunday, Sept. 2-3, with overnight family camp- — The club hosts free photography programs 7
America Chapter #1581 host its 66th anniver-
womensfundofep.org. ing, barbecue and outdoor activities White to 9 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the
sary celebration and annual fundraiser dinner
The Women’s Fund of El Paso was established Sands National Monument. Cost: $15 ($50 fam- month at Southwest Environmental Center,
and dance Saturday, Sept. 23, at Magoffin Hall,
in 2004 to connect women with resources ily of four plus $10 each additional person in 275 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. The
801 Magoffin. Dinner 6 to 7:30 p.m.; dance 8
available in the community and offer education- the family); includes tent (one per family of public is invited. Information: (575) 522-1691
p.m. to midnight e with Live Music provided by
al advancement and leadership development four), sleeping bags, pads and dinner. Park or daphotoclub.org.
The Starliners Band. Tickets: $35 (a tax-
opportunities for their economic advancement. entry fee separate. Space is limited; registration • Sept. 5: “Carl Maier Portfolio Presentation.”
deductible donation); available by calling:
deadline two weeks prior to the event. Open
Marines Fashion benefit — A charity Barbie, 240-5959; Alma, 490-0333; Josie, 603-
to the public.
Maier, a professional photographer recently
fashion show benefiting U.S. Marine Corp is 6368; Magdalena, 566-5146; Norma; 474-7177, relocated to Las Cruces, will present a body of
• Roll and Paddle Kayaking Clinic is 1 to 3 p.m. work, which includes dramatic black and white
2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Golden Mesa Hazel, 267-9070; or
Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Aquatics Training photos.
Retirement Center, 151 N. Roadrunner in Las cdaelpaso1581@yahoo.com.
Center. Rolling is one of the essential kayaking • Sept. 19: Third Quarter Print Competition
Cruces. Admission is free; $5 donation asked to
Fajitas & Margaritas for Scholarships techniques that can make paddling enjoyable by plus monthly theme photos: “Up Close.”
help Toys for Tots. Women and men volun-
— El Paso Community College’s Culinary Arts reducing the fear and hassle of swimming in
teers will be modeling the latest fashions from
program benefit event is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, whitewater. Learn the basic movements in a
contributors Rue 21, Kohl’s and JC Penney’s
Sept. 28, at EPCC’s Administrative Service Please see Page 12
Department Stores of Las Cruces. Light
Center, 9050 Viscount, Building B Foyer.
refreshments will be served and door prizes
General admission: $100; sponsorships avail-
will be drawn throughout the even.
able. Information: 831-6483 or epcc.edu/foun-
Information: Golden Mesa Retirement Center,
dation.
(575) 522-4219.
FEMAP Gala — The Friends of FEMAP will
Foundation of Faith Dinner — Veteran host its_ 12th annual gala 7 p.m. Friday, Sept.
comedy writer Tom Leopold is keynote speak-
29, at Grace Gardens, 6701 Westside, with
er for Diocese of El Paso’s 11th annual dinner,
cocktail reception, dinner and dancing and a
5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at El Paso
live band. Tickets: $150 ($1,750 corporate
Convention Center. Cocktails begin at 5 p.m.
tables for 10). Information: 544-4151, egar-
Tickets: $100 ($1,000 table for ten).
cia@femap.org or femap.org.
Sponsorships available. Ticket information: 872-
8412 or elpasodiocesefoundation.org. Frida Night — Latinitas El Paso hosts a Frida
Leopold has written for such hit TV shows as Kahlo-inspired fundraiser 6 to 10 p.m. Friday,
“Seinfeld,” “Cheers,” and “Will and Grace.” Sept. 29, at 1931 Myrtle, with wine and
Now he’s co-host with Father Leo on cheese, live music, art from Latinitas, and a self-
“Entertaining Truth” on the Catholic Channel portrait painting class with Diego Robot. Raffle
of Sirius XM. The former secular Jew and drawings also held. Cost; $50 donation; avail-
recent Catholic convert is known for his per- able on eventbrite.com. Information: 282-5639,
formance lecture, “A Comedy Writer Finds elpaso@latinitasmagazine.org or on Facebook.
God: My Journey to Faith, One Laugh at a
Time.”
‘A Tasting For Tocando’ — The 4th annu-
al “Tomatoville” fundraiser for El Paso
The Foundation will also host An Intimate
Symphony Orchestra’s Tocando Music Project
Evening with Tom Leopold on Wednesday, at 6
is 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at 750 Linda, to
p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at a private home
experience the “ultimate BLT.” Tickets: $75;
for sponsors of $2,500 and up.
available at epso.org. Information: 532-3776.
Signature Chefs Auction — The Regional The Symphony’s Tocando Music Project is an
Children’s Hospital at Providence presents the after-school program that provides music learn-
annual benefit auction for the March of Dimes ing and performing opportunities to elementary
Birth Defects Foundation 6 to 10 p.m. school students.
Thursday, Sept. 21, at Southwest University
Center, 6500 Montana. Top area chefs will
Mission Trail Association Fundraiser —
El Paso Mission Trail Association hosts it annual
present their signature dishes, along with a
fundraiser dance 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7,
menu of gourmet auction packets. Tickets:
at historic La Cueva Theatre, 10180 Socorro
$150; $1,500 table. Sponsorships: 249-2270,
Road, in Socorro, Texas. Danzas Espanola,
jtorres@marchofdimes.org or
presents A Spanish Knight of Flamenco Dance
signaturechefs.org/event/elpasotx.
and Zarzuela Arias. Silent auction starts at 4
Guests can sample chefs’ creations for a 90-
p.m.; performance at 4:30 p.m. Cost: $30.
minute tasting experience before the live auc-
Information: 851-9997 or visitelpasomission-
tion and Fund the Mission during dessert.
trail.com.

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September Roundup Membership is free. Information: 471-1997,
SinglesInTheSon@yahoo.com or Facebook.
Cont’d from Page 11 • Saturday, Sept. 9: Dinner and UTEP football
• Saturday, Sept. 16: Dinner and a play
Military Order of the World Wars — • Saturday, Sept. 30: Dinner and corn maze.
The El Paso Chapter’s monthly social is 11 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 16, at Great American Land & Germania Club — The Germania Club of For event tickets sold through Ticketmaster, ‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’
El Paso’s hosts its monthly luncheon at 11:30 call 1-800-745-3000 or go to — The inspiring Tony- and Grammy Award-
Cattle Co., 9800 Gateway North in Northeast
a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Underwood ticketmaster.com. Unless indicated, prices list- winning true story of Carole King is Sept. 19-
El Paso. The theme will be “Get reacquainted”
Golf Course, 3200 Coe, Fort Bliss. Newcomers ed do not include service charges. 24, at the Plaza Theatre, as part of the
and a National Preparedness message.
Broadway in El Paso series. Showtime is 7:30
Information: 755-4038. welcome. Information, reservations: 755-5471. Gloria Trevi and Alejandra Guzman
p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 8 p.m.
Fashion Show and Luncheon — Retired — The Latin pop-rock divas perform at 8:30
L‘Alliance Française d’El Paso — The Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 6:30
Officers’ Wives’ Club’s annual fall luncheon and p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at El Paso County
nonprofit cultural institute, founded in 1964, p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $40-$75. Information:
fashion show is noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. Coliseum. Tickets: $59.50, $79.50, $99.50,
promotes French culture and offers fran- 231-1111, ElPasoLive.com/Broadway or on
19, at Centennial Club and Conference Center $125 and $150 (Ticketmaster).
cophiles the opportunity to use the French lan- Facebook at Broadway in El Paso.
guage in a variety of activities. Information: on East Fort Bliss, with fashions modeled from Sun City Music Festival — The 7th annu- “Beautiful” celebrates King’s remarkable rise
585-1789, 497-2453 (Spanish), cgomez@afofel- Dress Barn and door prizes. Open to the pub- al electronic music festival is 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. to stardom, from being part of a hit songwrit-
paso.com, afofelpaso.com or on Facebook at lic. Tickets are $22. Reservations by Sept. 22 to Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3, at Ascarate ing team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to
AllianceFrancaiseElPaso. ROWC, 867 Dulce Tierra Drive, 79912. Tables Park, 6900 Delta. Saturday’s headliner is her relationship with fellow writers and best
Fall semester French language classes sessions for 8 available; submit names of guests with Marshmello; and Sunday’s headliner is Above friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to
start Sept. 11 at University Presbyterian payment. Information: 852-9151. & Beyond. Tickets: $119 two-day pass (age 16 becoming one of the most successful solo acts
Church, 244 N. Resler. Mailing address is 500 and older); $189.95 VIP pass (age 21 and in popular music history. Featuring a stunning
Discover El Paso — The nonprofit group,
W. University Dr. PMB 213, 79912. older); available at eventbrite.com. General array of beloved songs written by Gerry
founded in 1973, is dedicated to promoting
Alliance Française presents “Le Huitième admission 16 and older; VIP passes 21 and Goffin and Carole King, and Barry Mann and
things to do and see in and around El Paso.
Jour,” 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at older. Information: suncitymusicfestival.com. Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth
Information: discoverep.org.
International Museum of Arts, 1211 Montana, Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel
as part of the International Film festival.
The annual Awards Luncheon is 11 a.m. to 2 The Everly Brothers Experience —
p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at El Paso Country Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A
Reception follows for a small contribution to The tribute featuring the Zmed Brothers is 8
Club. The community is invited. Cost: $23. Friend.” and the title song. Book by Douglas
the Alliance. Information: 585-1789, email p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at the Spencer
Reservation deadline is Sept. 21: 598-6376. McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreogra-
josette.shaughnessy@gmail.com. Theater in Alto, N.M. Tickets: $39-$69.
The group will attend the UTEP Dinner phy by Josh Prince.
Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencerthe-
Singles in the Son - The group develops Theater production of “The Addams Family” ater.com. Toadies — The Texas grunge alt rockers
friendships among Christian singles ages 30-50. Saturday, Oct. 14. Reservations (by Sept. 8): perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at
Bible study Thursday nights. Events subject to $44.50. Social Distortion — The legendary punka-
Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso. All shows are all-
change. All denominations are welcome. billy band performs with guest Jade Jackson at
ages. Tickets: $22-$25.Information: 351-9909.
8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, at Tricky Falls, 209
Please see Page 18 S. El Paso. All ages show. Tickets: $40 general
Tickets at trickyfalls.com, holdmyticket.com
or ticketfly.com.
admission; $140 VIP; available at
trickyfalls.com. One dollar from each ticket Sin Bandera — The Grammy-winning Latin
sold goes to Sweet Relief. pop duo’s “Última Vez” Tour is 8 p.m. Friday,
Sept. 22, at El Paso County Coliseum.
Guns N’ Roses — One of the biggest rock
Tickets: %59.50, $79.50, $99.50 and $125.
bands of the ‘90s brings its “Not in this
(Ticketmaster).
Lifetime” Tour to El Paso at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Sun Bowl Stadium, Marco Antonio Solis — The five-time
with opening act Texas legends ZZ Top. Latin Grammy Award winning Mexican musi-
Tickets: $62 to $743. VIP packages are $568- cian performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at
$1,244. UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $59-
$119 (Ticketmaster).
Ricardo Arjona — The Guatemalan
singer/songwriter’s performs as part of his An Evening with Garrison Keillor —
“Circo Soledad,” Tour at 8 p.m. Thursday, Spend an evening with the “A Prairie Home
Sept. 7, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: Companion” host and one of America’s great-
$76.50, $96.50, $116.50 and $156.50 est storytellers at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.
(Ticketmaster). 26, at the Plaza Theatre. Keillor regaled audi-
ences for more than 40 years as the host of
Lisa Lisa — The singer known for Lisa Lisa
“A Prairie Home Companion,” and he contin-
and Cult Jam will perform her hits at 8 p.m.
ues to bring stories to life on public radio’s
Saturday, Sept. 9, at Buchanan’s Event
“The Writers Almanac.” Tickets: $46.50 to
Center,11540 Pellicano. Tickets: $20; $40
$72.50 (Ticketmaster).
VIP. Information: 588-4219.
Miguel Bose — The Latin Grammy-winner
Luis Fonsi — The Latin Grammy winning
presents his Estaré Tour 2017 at 8 p.m.
Puerto Rican singer, composer and dancer
Wednesday, Sept. 27, at El Paso County
presents his “Love + Dance World Tour” at 8
Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $55, $90,
p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Abraham
$110, $160 and $190 (Ticketmaster).
Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $59.50 to $99.50;
VIP packages $149-$350. (Ticketmaster). ‘Men are from Mars — Women are
from Venus Live!’ – The Off-Broadway
Pablo Francisco — The off-the-wall stand-
hit comedy is Sept. 28-Oct. 1 at The
up comic performs Sept. 14-16 at the Comic
Philanthropy Theatre in the Plaza Theatre
Strip, 1201 Airway, with opening act Steve
Annex. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday
Kramer. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and
and Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m.
7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets:
Sunday. Tickets: $50 (Ticketmaster).
$22.50 ($32.50 VIP); available at
ticketweb.com. Information: 799-LAFF (5233) Wilco — American Indie band Wilco per-
or laff2nite.com. forms 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at
Abraham Chavez Theatre as part of its tour
Stand Up 4 Our Troops — The show supporting the band’s 10th studio album,
featuring Comedy All Stars Earthquake, “Schmilco.” Tickets: $30 to $42
Luenell, Chingo Bling, DJ Black, and Flo (Ticketmaster)
Hernandez, is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at
the Abraham Chavez Theatre, in a special
Marisela — The legendary Mexican-
American singer performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday,
performance dedicated to Fort Bliss troops.
Music by DJ Marc X. Tickets: $35 to $70
(Ticketmaster). Please see Page 13
Page 12 El Paso Scene September 2017
Ticket intimate evening with chart-topping and politi-
cally outspoken artists Joan Baez, Lila Downs,
Reik — One of them most recognized bands performances of the holiday classic at 3 and 7
p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, and noon Christmas
in Latin American performs at 9 p.m. Saturday,
Cont’d from Page 12 Steve Earle and Patty Griffin, with other special Nov. 18, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24, at the Plaza Theatre.
guests. Tickets: $30 to $100 (Ticketmaster). $49 to $128 (Ticketmaster). Tickets start at $28 (Ticketmaster).
Sept. 29, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $44 to
Information: nutcracker.com.
$110(Ticketmaster). Marisela, known as “La Way Out West Fest — Country Music sen- ‘Motown The Musical’ — The true
Dama de Hierro,” issued her first album at the sation, Jake Owen will headline the 2nd annual American dream story of Motown founder
age of 15. A native of Los Angeles, her outfits fusion of culture showcasing all that is great Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight Venues & series
and blond hair contributed as much to her fame about El Paso at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at boxer to the heavyweight music mogul is 8
Southwest University Park, along with a
El Paso Comic Strip — The club, 1201
as her vocal style. p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10-11, at the
Airway, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this
Margarita Contest and Chili Challenge. Special Plaza Theatre, as part of the Broadway in El
Trapfest Block Party — “America’s musical guests include with singer/songwriter
year. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and
Paso series. Tickets at Ticketmaster.
Premier Trap and Bass Music Tour” returns for Thursday, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and
Brooke Eden, duo Walker McGuire and Information: 231-1111,
its 5th anniversary all-ages block party, featur- Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Closed Sept. 6.
singer/songwriter Canaan Smith. Tickets: $30- ElPasoLive.com/Broadway.
ing Party Favor, Valentino Khan, Riotten, Havok Tickets: $6 Wednesday and Thursday, $12
$120 VIP;, southwestuniversitypark.com.
Roth and special guest Metro Boomin, 8 p.m.
Information: epwayoutwest.com or on Franco Escamilla — The Mexican comedi- Friday and Saturday; $8 Sunday, unless other-
to 2 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at North Mesa an, musician and announcer, known as “The wise listed. VIP Booths $10 more per ticket for
Facebook at EPWayOutWest.
and East Main in Downtown El Paso. All ages Master of Sarcasm” brings his “Por La all shows; available at ticketweb.com.
event; 21 and older only in bars. Tickets: $17- Russian Grand Ballet Presents ‘Swan Anecdota” show to El Paso at 7 p.m. Sunday, Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233),
$27 general admission; $42-$52 VIP; available Lake’ — The Russian Grand Ballet’s full-length Oct. 29, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $39 to laff2nite.com or on Facebook at El Paso Comic
at trapfest.com. classical production of the world’s most famous $125 (Ticketmaster). Strip.
ballet, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, is 6 p.m. Pablo Francisco returns Sept. 14-16 with
Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: Mannheim Steamroller — Mannheim opener Steve Kramer. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.
— The “Long Island Medium” star will speak Steamroller by Chip Davis, America’s favorite
$28-$75 (Ticketmaster). Thursday, and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Plaza holiday tradition for more than 30 years, per- Saturday. Tickets: $22.50.
Theatre. Tickets start at $39.75 (Ticketmaster); Shopkins Live! — The popular children’s fig- forms Tuesday, Dec. 5, at NMSU’s Pan • Aug. 30-Sept. 3: Hypnotist “The Sandman.”
does not guarantee a reading. ures come to life at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, American Center, in Las Cruce. Tickets: “X-Rated” show Sunday.
“The Experience” brings Theresa face-to-face Oct. 25, at the Plaza Theatre. Ages 1 and older $42.80-$53.50 (Ticketmaster). • Sept. 7-10: Alycia Cooper.
with her fans, as spirits seem to guide her require ticket. Tickets: $27-$42.50; VIP pack-
‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and • Sept. 13: Steve Kramer.
through the audience. Her latest book, “Good ages: $97.50 and $114.30 (Ticketmaster).
Murder.’ — Broadway in El Paso present hit • Sept. 21-24: Ron Josol.
Grief: Heal Your Soul, Honor Your Loved
A Perfect Circle — The superband comes comedy at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, • Oct. 4-8: Brian Scolaro with feature act Alli
Ones, and Learn to Live Again”, was released
to El Paso at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at Dec. 5-6, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets avail- Breen.
March 14 and debuted on the NY Times best-
UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with opening act able at Ticketmaster. Information: 231-1111,
seller list at No. 3. Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson.
the Beta Machine. Tickets: $45 and $65 ElPasoLive.com/Broadway or on Facebook at Doors open one hour prior to show time.
Disney on Ice: ‘Follow Your Heart’ — (Ticketmaster). VIP packages available at aper- Broadway in El Paso. Concerts are all ages, unless otherwise listed.
Disney On Ice returns to El Paso County fectcircle.com.
Coliseum, 4100 Paisano, Wednesday through Trans-Siberian Orchestra — Trans- Surcharge for ages under 21. Tickets at low-
Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots — Siberian Orchestra returns at 3 and 7:30 p.m. browpalace.com.
Sunday, Oct. 4-8. Thursday’s performance in
The hilarious nationally syndicated radio host Wednesday, Dec. 6, in UTEP’s Don Haskins • The Schisms — The Austin gypsy post-punk
Spanish. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. nightly, plus
and musician Bobby Bones performs with his Center, sponsored by the Hallmark Channel. band performs at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1,
matinees 10 a.m. Friday, noon at 3:30 p.m.
band at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at the Plaza Tickets on sale Sept. 15 (Ticketmaster). with Nico & the Silent Films and Pilots of
Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: $20, $25, $30,
Theatre, with Jillian Jacqueline and Nikita Venus. Tickets: $10-$12.
$55 and $65 (Ticketmaster). Ages 2 and older
Karmen. Tickets are $80 (Ticketmaster). ‘The Great Russian Nutcracker’ — The
must have ticket (costumes not permitted for Moscow Ballet presents the 25th anniversary Please see Page 14
guests 14 and older). Information: 533-9899, ‘I Love the 90’s’ Tour — Grammy award
disneyonice.com or countycoliseum.com. winning rap group Salt-N-Pepa headlines the
tour featuring some of the most iconic names
Natalia Lafourcade — The Grammy &
in rap, hip hop and R&B at 7 p.m. Saturday,
Latin Grammy winner performs at 7 p.m.
Oct. 28, at Southwest University Park. Tickets:
Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Plaza Theatre, featur-
$35-$65; VIP packages $130; Salt-N-Pepa Meet
ing acoustic guitar duo Los Macorinos. Tickets:
and Greet Packages $215, available at the
$27.50-$50 (Ticketmaster)
Southwest University Park Box Office or south-
Lafourcade won five Grammy awards in 2015.
westuniversitypark.com.
‘Forever Tango’ — Luis Bravo’s internation-
Ringo Starr — The former Beatles drummer
ally celebrated Broadway musical is 8 p.m.
brings his All-Starr supergroup to El Paso 8
Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets:
p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at the Abraham Chavez
$45-$75 (Ticketmaster).
Theater. Tickets: $57.25 to $167.25; VIP pack-
“Forever Tango” celebrates the passionate
ages available (Ticketmaster).
music and dance of Argentina, with six world-
The band features multi-instrumentalist Todd
class Argentine Tango couples, a 1930s-style
Rundgren, guitarist Steve Lukather (Toto),
vocalist, and a ten-piece orchestra.
singer Richard Page (Mr. Mister), keyboardist
Yellow Claw — The DJ and record produc- Gregg Rolie (Santana), drummer Gregg
tion duo from Amsterdam performs at 9 p.m. Bissonette, and saxophonist Warren Ham.
Saturday, Oct. 7, at El Buchanan’s Event
Latin 90’s Pop Tour — Some of the most
Centre, 11540 Pellicano. All ages show.
popular Latin pop artists of the 1990s perform
Tickets: $16 (Eventbrite.com). Information:
at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at El Paso County
206-3959. ext 105 or on Facebook.
Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano, with OV7, Aleks
Yuri and Pandora — The Latin pop leg- Syntek, the Sacados, Caló, Fey, JNS and a solo
ends and femme power houses perform performance by Litzy (formerly of JNS).
together at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Tickets: $38, $50, $65, $80, $100, $120, $140,
Abraham Chavez Theatre, featuring three $180 and $225 (Ticketmaster).
decades of hits. Tickets: $69, $89 and $109
Paul Anka — The legendary singer and song-
(Ticketmaster).
writer performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at
Portugal. The Man — The group behind the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $59-
the smash hit single “Feel It, Still,” bring their $169 (Ticketmaster).
brand of alternative, psychedelic and indie rock
Amanda Miguel y Diego Verdaguer —
to El Paso at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the
The Argentine husband and wife music stars,
Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $25 to $96
dubbed Latin America’s “Sonny and Cher,”
(Ticketmaster).
presents an all-new show including many of
Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees — their popular hits at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov.
The tour benefiting refugees is 7 p.m. Saturday, 9, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $44, $59, $79
Oct. 14, at Abraham Chavez Theater, with an and $97. (Ticketmaster).

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Ticket performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, with
Icarus The Owl and Belle Noire. Tickets: $12-
Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. All shows are able at holdmyticket.com. Information: 591-
7625 or on Facebook at
all-ages, unless listed otherwise. Listings also
Cont’d from Page 13 $15. cover shows in The Perch (former Bowie RockHouseDiveBarKitchen.
• Poolside — L.A. electronic music duo, 10 Feathers location). Information: 351-9909. • Black Pussy — The ’70s-influenced rockers’
• The Showcase Tour featuring DJ Dugasis 8
p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, with Great Shapes. Tickets at trickyfalls.com, holdmyticket.com or 2017 North American Tour is 8 p.m. Thursday,
p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6. Tickets: $10-$15.
Tickets: $17-$20. ticketfly.com. Sept. 7, with Brother Strange and Not My
• Fayuca — 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, with
• The Dig — New York rock band, 9 p.m. • The Great American Rockabilly Riot After Master. Tickets: $5.
Mouse Powell, Seek the Fire, Black Bottom
Tuesday, Sept. 26, with Kolars. Tickets: $12- Party is Saturday, Sept. 2, with Pachuco Jose y • Jason Richardson & Luke Holland — The gui-
Lighters. Tickets: $10-$12.
$15 Los Diamantes; and Burlesque featuring Ruby tarist and drummer perform 8 p.m. Friday,
• Sithu Aye — The Glasgow guitarist performs
• Sayverse — The Latin rock band founded in Champagne. Tickets in advance: $15 general Sept. 8, with the Reign of Kindo and Stolas.
Sunday, Sept. 10. Tickets: $10-$12.
El Paso performs 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, admission; $25 VIP. Age 21 and older. Tickets: $15.
• Bobaflex — 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, with
with FOXYMOJO, Dulce Mal, Frenzi and Ten • Social Distortion — The legendary punkabilly • Seeker Live — The metal band performs at 8
Beitthemeans. Tickets: $15-$17.
Second Pistol. Tickets: $5. band performs with guest Jade Jackson at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, with guests Enfold
• Broncho — Indie rock band, 9:30 p.m.
• The Courtneys — The pop group performs p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5. Tickets: $40 general Darkness, Wolf King and local bands. Tickets:
Thursday, Sept. 14, with Billy Changer.
at 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2. Tickets: $10-$12. admission; $140 VIP. $10; all ages event; minor fee for age 20 and
Tickets: $12-$14.
• The Cribs — English indie rockers, 9 p.m. • Drab Majesty — The alternative rock band younger.
• Lazaro Casanova — The electronic musician
Tuesday, Oct. 3. Tickets: $18-$20. performs at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, in • Motograter — The nu metal band performs
performs 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, with Party
• The Garden — The punk duo performs at 10 The Perch, with SRSQ. Tickets: $10. at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. All ages show.
Sex & Bullsh*t, Safer, Flash, Berny, Strange
p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, with Nico & the • Decapitated and Thy Art is Murder — The Tickets: $10 in advance; $12 day of show.
Victim, Radkin, Ferdinand S and Alex Chaparro.
Silent Films, Stangus and Stardust Experience death metal bands’ “Double Homicide” Tour is
Tickets: $20-$30. Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and
Obliteration. Tickets: $12-$14. 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, with Fallujah and
• Thee Commons — Punk-cumbia, 9 p.m. Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Shows start at 8
• Middle Kids — The Aussie trio performs at Ghost Bath. Tickets: $18-$21.
Tuesday, Sept. 19. Tickets: $10-$12. p.m. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets
9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. Tickets: $13-$15. • Grieves — The Seattle rapper and produc-
• Dayshell — The SoCal post-hardcore band through Yapsody.com or Ticketmaster.
er’s “Running Wild Tour” is 8 p.m. Wednesday,
Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemoun-
Sept. 13. Tickets: $15.
taingods.com.
• Toadies — The Texas alt rock band perform
• Maddie and Tae — The country sister duo
8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, with Local H.
performs Sept. 8. Tickets: $35-$65.
Tickets: $22-$25.
• Chef Robert Irvine — An evening with the
• God Module — The dark electronic band’s
celebrity chef is 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9.
“Does This Stuff Freak You Out?” tour is 9
Tickets: $55 general admission.
p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at The Perch, with
• Charlie Daniels and Marshall Tucker — The
Blakk Glass, Visions In Black. Tickets: $10-$15.
two iconic southern rock bands perform
• Two Door Cinema Club — The British indie-
Friday, Oct. 6. Tickets: $35.
rock band performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday,
• Scotty McCreery — The country singer per-
Sept. 20, with Circa Waves. Tickets: $35-$40
forms Friday, Oct. 27. Tickets: $25-$45.
(sold out at press time).
• Carnaval Fantastique — The dazzling combi-
• Against Me! — The punk band performs at 8
nation of acrobatics, beautiful showgirls, stun-
p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, with Bleached and
ning costumes, hysterical comedy and spectacu-
The Dirty Nil. Tickets: $21-$24.50.
lar laser effects is Saturday, Oct. 28. Tickets:
• Venom Inc. — The metal band’s
$29-$99.
“Bloodstained Earth” Tour is 6:30 p.m. Friday,
• Charley Pride — The country music legend
Sept. 22, with Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust,
performs Saturday, Nov. 11. Tickets: $25-$65.
The Convalescence. Tickets: $24. VIP meet and
• Ramon Ayala — The norteño singer and
greet tickets: $99.
songwriter performs Saturday, Nov. 25.
• Superjoint — The metal band performs at 6
Tickets: $30-$75.
p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, with DevilDriver, King
Parrot, Cane Hill and Child Bite. Tickets: $27- Flickinger Center for Performing Arts
$30. — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo.
• Miss May I — The metalcore band’s “Chaos Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickinger-
Rising Tour” is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, center.com.
with Ice Nine Kills, Capsize and Lorna Shore. • Mike Super, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. The
Tickets: $18-$22. magician was a finalist on “America’s Got
• Sacred Reich — The thrash metal band’s “30 Talent” and winner of NBC’s “Phenomenon.”
Years of Ignorance” Tour is 7 p.m. Monday, Call for tickets.
Oct. 2, with special guest Byzantine. Tickets: • Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin,” 7
$23-$26. p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. Call for tickets.
• Pinegrove — The indie rock band performs 7 • Get the Led Out — 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at The Perch with Florist 14. GTLO is a group of professional musicians
and Lomelda. Tickets: $14-$16. who are passionate about the music of Led
• Cut Copy — Australian electronic music Zeppelin, bringing the band’s studio recordings
band, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3. Tickets: $22; to life on the concert stage. Tickets: $27-$37.
$40 balcony.
NM Tech Performing Arts Series —
• Mura Masa — The DJ and producer per-
Performances are 7:30 p.m. at New Mexico
forms at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4. Tickets:
Tech’s Macey Center in Socorro, N.M. All seats
$17-$2.
general admission. Information: nmtpas.org.
• Dark Tranquillity — Swedish death metal
• Vortex Theatre presents the comedic romp
band, 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, with
through geeky role playing “She Kills Monsters”
Warbringer and Striker. Tickets (on sale May
Saturday, Sept. 16. Tickets: $20 ($18 senior;
3): $21-$51.
$10 youth).
• Four Year Strong — The pop punk band’s
• Presidential Chamber Music Series presents a
10th Anniversary “Rise or Die Trying” tour is
string quartet performance with LP How, Justin
6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, with
Pollak and Filix Fan Monday, Sept. 25.
Seaway, Like Pacific, Grayscale, Life Lessons.
Admission is free.
Tickets: $16-$18.
• Taiko Project All Stars Japanese drummers
• The Full Moon Vampire Ball featuring My
perform Friday, Oct. 6. Tickets: $20 ($18 sen-
Life with the Thrill Kill Kult is Saturday, Oct. 7,
ior; $10 youth).
with vampire burlesque performances. Age 21
• NDI: Roots Revival featuring Socorro County
and older only. Tickets: $25. VIP tickets with
youth dancers is 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13.
dinner, cocktails and more are $75.
Admission: $6; free for youth.
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 • iLuminate hip-hop dance theatre performs
Montana. Age 18 and older only, unless other- Thursday, Oct. 26. Tickets: $22 ($20 senior;
wise listed; $3 fee for under 21. Tickets avail- $10 youth).

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Alfresco! Fridays — The 15th season of Free live music is 9 p.m. Fridays, featuring
free outdoor summer concerts concludes at 6 Latin and regional music; and Saturdays featur-
p.m. Friday Sept. 1, with Radio La Chusma at ing rock and pop variety. Mariachi music is 5
Convention Center Plaza. Presented by p.m. Sundays.
ElPasoLive.com and sponsored by FirstLight
Ardovino’s Live Music — Ardovino’s
Federal Credit Union. No outside food or bev-
Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Dr. in Sunland
erages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0633, and Love Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 28- enjoy wine tastings. Bring a picnic. Information: Park, hosts live music at 7:30 p.m. every Friday
alfrescofridays.com or on Facebook. Oct. 1, with live music, sandlot baseball, 877-4544 or zinvalle.com. and Saturday. Information: (575) 589-0653.
La Parada — The monthly grassroots event Saturday night barbecue, food trucks, camping • Sept. 3: Dusty Low
arts and crafts, vendors, workshops and other • Sept. 10: Perfect on Paper Fandango at Carambola Community
celebrating local culture and lifestyles cele-
activities. Music is 6 p.m. to midnight Thursday • Sept. 17: James Springer Music — The monthly gathering is 6 to 9 p.m.
brates its 7th anniversary 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
and Friday, and 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday. • Sept. 24: Julio Ortiz. the first Thursday of the month at Carambola
Friday, Sept. 1, at San Carlos Building, 501
Tickets: $220 three-night pass; $275 with Community Music, 200 N. Ochoa. Guests are
Texas. Vendor booths 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets: $10; ‘Every 2nd Wednesday’ — Doña Ana Arts
overnight camping. Cost at the gate per day is welcome to bring instruments, voices, dancing
available at eventbrite.com. Information: 351- Council hosts a variety of musical performances
$75 (is not sold out). Information: (432) 729- feet and a friend. Instruments and dancing
6023 or on Facebook at laparadaep. 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month
1950 or elcosmico.com. shoes for folks to try. A zapateado lesson with
Performers includes Free the Robots, at the historic Rio Grande Theatre, 211
This year’s lineup includes Lee Ann Womack, Jazmin Cancio Lucio is 7 p.m. Information:
Christopher Mack and the Deep Shadows, Downtown Mall, Las Cruces. Admission is free.
Robert Ellis, Erika Wennerstrom, Tift Merritt, (773) 613-9303 or
System.A, Eddie Onemanjazz Quiroga, Rob Information: (575) 523-6403.
Jenny Lewis, Ron Gallo, Hurray for the Riff Raff, mariaannemccullough@gmail.com.
Bass and Jay 2The Tee, with art by Clvr Studio
and Victor Casas. Sergio Mendoza y La Orkestra, Camilo Lara & Mariachi Sundays in Mesilla — The Live Music at Sombra Antigua —
Next event is Oct. 5. Jay de la Cueva (of Mexican Institute of Sound), Town of Mesilla, its business community and Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery, 430 La
Meshell N’Degeocello, Nina Diaz, Thee the Las Cruces International Mariachi Viña Road (off NM 28 between markers 8 and
Mariachi Fest — Many of the area’s best Commons, Golden Dawn Arkestra and more Conference host the fall afternoon series 3 to 5 9), in Chamberino, N.M. hosts free live music
mariachi bands will perform 5 to 10 p.m. to be announced. p.m. Sundays September through November in Saturdays and Sundays. Food trucks available
Sunday, Sept. 3, at Sunland Park Racetrack & Sunday Breakfast Revival benefiting KRTS the Plaza at historic Old Mesilla. Admission is most Saturdays; bring a picnic basket Sunday.
Casino, with Mariachi Paso del Norte, Mariachi Marfa Public Radio is 9 a.m. to noon. free. Bring folding chairs or blankets. Pets and Information: (915) 241-4349 or sombraan-
Las Caponeras, Mariachi Flores Mexicanas, alcohol not allowed in plaza. Information: mesil-
Otonana Trio — The Japanese band returns tigua.com.
Mariachi Aguilas del Las Cruces and Arturo lanm.gov.
Guerrero y su Mariachi Loco. Admission is free. at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at Boomtown, 2430
Wyoming, in support of their latest album, Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — Folk Fury — KTEP, 88.5 FM, features three
Information: (575) 874-5200, sunland-park.com
Space Power Delight. Hailing from Tokyo, they The racetrack and casino, 1200 Futurity Dr. (at hours of acoustic and folk music — with an
or on Facebook.
are known for their expertly played party-funk, Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. offers emphasis on recordings by local musicians and
Jazz at Sunset — El Paso Community crazy costumes, and ability to make their fans live entertainment at on select dates. No cover. occasional live appearances by them — from 6
College will host the free outdoor jazz show 6 dance. Admission is free. Information: 261- Information: (575) 874-5200 or Sunland- to 9 p.m. Saturdays. Hosts are Dan Alloway
to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at EPCC’s Valle 7330 or otonanatrio.com. Park.com/entertainment. and Gregg Carthy. Requests: 747-5153.
Verde Campus’s Americana Language Village,
919 Hunter with performances by Frank Zona
& Urban Edge, El Paso Jazz Collective and Billy Also
Townes. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. No Howling Coyote Open Mic — The open
alcohol or pets. Refreshments sold. mic event is 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at Center
Information: 831-2292 or epcc.edu. for Spiritual Living, 575 N. Main, on Las Cruces
Star City Studio — The music studio and Downtown Main Street, following the monthly
OM Gallery is at 120 W. Castellano. Downtown Arts Ramble. Doors open for jam
Information: 422-3252, starcitystudioproduc- session at 6 p.m.; signup begins at 6:30 p.m.
tions.com. The monthly “Live From Studio C” The community event is on the first Friday of
concert is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, featur- the month. Free admission to participants and
ing The Iveys. Tickets are $20 plus service audience. Information: Melody Burns (575)
charge, at iveys.brownpapertickets.com. 525-9333 or bobandmelody@sbcglobal.net.
Friday, Oct. 13: Val Ponzio. The “Howling Coyote” is open to acoustic
musicians, poets, storytellers, and singer/song-
Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society writers for material that is family friendly.
— The society presents the Fernando “Fernie”
Lechuga Trio at its monthly concert series 7 La Viña’s Music On the Patio — La Viña
p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at First Christian Winery in La Union, 4201 S. NM Highway 28,
Church, 1809 El Paseo in Las Cruces. The one mile north of Vinton Road, hosts live music
music begins after a short business meeting. noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, during the Sunday
Admission: $10 ($5 members; $1 students with Market. No outside alcohol allowed. Dog and
ID). Coffee and dessert reception precedes the kid friendly. Bring a picnic. Admission is free.
concert at 6:30 p.m. in the foyer. Information: Information: (575) 582-7632 or
Larry Brooks, (575) 640-8752 or lavinawinery.com
mvjazzblues.net. Lane 41 — The venue in Bowl El Paso, 11144
Bandleader Lechuga is a pianist, keyboardist, Pellicano, hosts live music 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
composer and arranger. He teaches music at El every Friday and Saturday. Admission is free.
Paso Community College. Information: 549-5563; band schedule at bowl-
Walt Whitman’s Songs of Myself elpaso.com.
Weekend — Marfa Live presents the live Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
performance featuring Johnny Stallings at 7 p.m. — 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Age 18 and older wel-
Friday, Sept. 22, on the Courthouse lawn, 301 come. Mariachi music featured 1-5 p.m.
N. Highland in Marfa. Picnics encouraged. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays.
Information: marfalivearts.org. Admission is usually free. Information: 860-
A workshop and lunch is 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 7777 or speakingrockentertainment.com.
p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the USO Marfa Tribute bands are 8 p.m. most Saturday
Visitor Center, 302 Highland. nights:
All events are free. • Sept. 2: Stevie Ray Vaughn Tribute
Ice Balloons — The noise-punk band per- • Sept. 9: Green Day Tribute
forms Saturday, Sept. 23, at The Monarch, • Sept. 16: Motley Crüe Tribute
204 Rio Grande. Information on Facebook at • Sept. 23: Aerosmith Tribute
MonarchEP. • Sept. 30: Linkin Park Tribute.

Trans-Pecos Festival — El Cosmico vin- Zin Valle Free Music Sundays — Zin
tage trailer lodge at 802 S. Highland in Marfa, Valle vineyard, 7315 Hwy 28 in Canutillo (3/4
Texas, hosts the 12th annual festival of Music mile north of FM 259), hosts free live music 1
to 4 p.m. on selected Sundays. Guests may also

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NMSU Department of Music — Faculty El Paso Choral Society Auditions — El
Recital Series featuring Simón Gollo, violin and Paso Choral Society holds auditions for its
Jihye Chang, piano, is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2017-2018 season through Oct. 23 at El Paso
2, Atkinson Music Recital Hall at NMSU. Conservatory of Music, 801 N. Mesa by
Program features Brahms Sonatas . Admission appointment. Adult singers of all levels and chil-
is free. Information: (575) 646-2421, dren ages 10-12 are encouraged to sign up for
music.nmsu.edu. 10 minutes with director Prentice Loftin.
Appointments: 479-0156 or
Pops Under The Stars — Las Cruces competition, open to instruments and voice. Jean Marie Eclair, and Jose Pablo Moncayo, per-
auditions.epchoirs@gmail.com. Information:
Symphony Orchestra and the NMSU First, 2nd and 3rd Place cash awards offered, as formed by Roberto Jurado, violin, and Esequiel
well as recognition for achievement. Meza, piano. Admission is free. Information: epchoralsociety.org.
Masterworks Chorus perform at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 8, at Plaza de Las Cruces, 101 N. Information: 449-0619. Applications: epsmf.org. 544-3081 or musicforumelpaso.net. UTEP Children’s Choir — UTEP
Main (Downtown Mall), in an evening of patri- The 2018 New Instruments Award Program is Department of Music announces the return of
also open for classical musicians age 8-19,
UTEP Department of Music —
otic songs and popular music. Food, beverage Performances are at 7:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m. the choir in September in collaboration with
and beer and wine available. Gates open at based on musical excellence, academic achieve- the El Paso Symphony’s Tocando Project. All
Sunday) at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets
5:30 p.m. Tickets: $15; $50 VIP seating; avail- ment and unmet financial need. boys and girls ages 8-11 are welcome, no audi-
prices vary; most performances are $5 ($3 stu-
able at holdmyticket.com. Information: (575) EPSO ‘The Four Seasons’ — El Paso dents/military; free for UTEP faculty, students tion or musical experience required. Rehearsals
646-3709 or lascrucessymphony.com. Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bohuslav and staff).Information: 747-5606 or are 4:30 to 6 p.m. Mondays in UTEP’s Fox Fine
Arts Recital Hall. Cost is $20 per semester. A
‘Encores & Overtures’ — El Paso Opera Rattay, opens its season with guest violinist music.utep.edu.
satellite UTEP Children’s Choir is 3:30 to 5:30
and El Paso Ballet presents the annual event at Chloé Trevor at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, • Faculty Recital Series guitar recital by
Sept. 15-16, in the Plaza Theatre, featuring Professor Hiram Rodriguez is Friday, Sept. 22, p.m. Fridays Guillen Middle School.
6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at El Paso
Vivaldi’s “Le Quattro Staggioni, Piazzolla’s performing selected works by Granados, Brian Information: 747-8708 or ewilson@utep.edu;
Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place, with
“Four Seasons of Buenos Aires” and Head, Torroba and others. or 253-0683 or rocio@epsyos.org.
dinner, silent auction and “An Opera
Collective” of live entertainment featuring Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, 1919. Tickets: $16- • UTEP Symphony Orchestra performs Border Chorders — The El Paso men’s
“Desert Gems” and other arts organizations. $45 (Season tickets are $66-$222). Information: Thursday, Sept. 28. barbershop and a cappella group rehearses at
Ticket information: (opera) 581-5534 or 532-3776 or epso.org. 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays at University
Opening notes are presented at 6:30 p.m.
El Paso Chopin Piano Festival — The
epopera.org, or (ballet) 760-6062 or elpasobal- 23rd annual series of piano concerts are at 7 Presbyterian Church, 244 N. Resler.
lettheatre.com. each night in the Philanthropy Theatre. Information: Mitch Wilson 309-6954 or barber-
p.m. selected Saturdays at Chamizal National
In conjunction with the performance is the shop.org
The Organ Symposium — The sympo- first of two “Artful Preludes” this season,
Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free,
sium celebrating organ music is at 2:30 p.m. where the symphony’s program theme will link
but people are advised to arrive early; concerts El Paso Choral Ensemble — El Paso
Sunday, Sept. 10, at St. Alban’s Episcopal are almost always standing room only. Choral Ensemble holds open rehearsals at 7
with one of the El Paso Museum of Art’s special
Church, 1810 Elm (at Wheeling). Several stu- Information: elpaso-chopin.com. p.m. Tuesdays at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
exhibitions. The first theme, Four Seasons” will
dents of Ezekiel Meza will participate. • Sept. 23: Ning An, winner of the Queen Hall, 1810 Elm. Information: Director Carl
link with “Gardens of Earthly and Unearthly
Refreshments and fellowship follow. Program is Elisabeth of Belgium and the National Chopin Smith: 261-3963 or drcarlwsmith@yahoo.com.
Delights” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14.
free; contributions welcome. Organ players Piano competitions.
invited to participate. Information: 532-5874. Music Forum El Paso — The forum, now • Oct. 7: Mei-Ting Sun, winner of the National Sungold Chorus — The El Paso Sungold
in its 29th season, presents a recital for violin Chopin and the Bartok-Kabalevsky-Prokofiev Chorus of the Sweet Adelines rehearses four-
El Paso Society for Musicians of the and piano, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, International Piano Competitions. part harmony 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays at All
Future - Classical musicians ages 8 to 19 are at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, with • Oct. 21: Lucy Scarbrough, founder and Saints Church, 3500 McRae. Information: 740-
invited to apply Sept. 15-Jan. 31 for this year’s sonatas by Henry Eccles, Johannes Brahms, director of the Chopin Festival. 3216 or epsungold.org.

‘Danzón’ — El Paso Ballet Theatre presents a Intermediate and advanced female dancers
mix of classical and contemporary ballet, with must have pointe shoes.
music ranging from the elegant score of Ludwig
Contra Dance — The Southern New
Minkus to the seductive Bizet at 7 p.m. Friday
Mexico Music and Dance Society’s monthly
and Saturday, Sept. 1-2, and 2 p.m. Sunday,
contra dance is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday,
Sept. 3, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S.
Sept. 15, at Mesilla Community Center, 2251
San Marcial. The program consists of ballet
Calle de Santiago in Las Cruces, with music by
pieces celebrating Latin themes and culture
Rus Bradburd and Dennis Daily of Las Cruces,
including variations from “Don Quixote,”
and caller Lonnie Ludeman. The dance begins
“Paquita,” and “Carmen.” Admission: $10 gen-
with beginners’ lessons at 7:30 p.m.; no partner
eral admission; $5 seniors, children under 10
or experience needed. Cost: $6 ($4 youth; $15
and military. Information: 760-6062 or elpa-
family). Information: (575) 522-1691 or snm-
soballettheatre.com.
mds.org.
The performance will also feature a new con-
temporary piece by guest choreographer ‘A Night in the 40s’ — Paso Del Norte
Christina Mitchell. Performers include El Paso Big Band, a 16-piece group, hosts 1940s style
Ballet Theatre dancers, soloists, and guest dancing and music, 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept.
artists. 22, at Shundo Ballroom, 120 N. Paragon.
BOYB; food and snacks allowed. Admission:
‘Nutcracker’ auditions — El Paso Ballet $15. Information: 532-2043, 203-7292,
Theatre will host auditions for its 2017 produc-
music@pdnbigband.com or on Facebook at
tion of “The Nutcracker” 11:30 a.m. to 2:30
PDNbigband.
p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2 at 1060 Doniphan Park
Circle, Suite H. Information, requirements: Ballet Folklórico Churuhui — The annual
Director Marta Katz, 760-6062; available online gala is 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Chamizal
at elpasoballetheatre.com. National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, with
Advanced dancers (12 and up may audition music and dances from various states and
for Principal and Corps de Ballet roles 11:30 regions in Mexico such as Jalisco, Veracruz,
a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Chiapas and Chihuahua. Admission: $5.
Auditions for children’s roles: ages 6 to 7 are Reservations: 588-5743.
11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; ages 8 to 10 are
‘Forever Tango’ — Luis Bravo’s interna-
12:45 to 1:30; beginner to Intermediate
tionally celebrated Broadway musical is 8 p.m.
dancers ages 11-13 are 1:45 to 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets:
Registration begins 30 minutes before each
$45-$75 (Ticketmaster).
audition class. Proper ballet attire required.

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All phone numbers listed are in Juaréz. Centro de Convenciones Cuatro Siglos
- Cuatro Siglos Boulevard 8989 (at Florida).
Evolution Discoteque — Paseo de la
Tickets at donboleton.com.
Victoria 4545. Information: 269 8659. Advance
• Reyno performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8,
tickets at donboleton.com. Lucha Libre star El
with special guests Cocó Cecé, Young Tender
Escorpión Dorado headlines the wrestling
and Tetas Lazzer. Tickets: 330-770 pesos.
show at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1. Tickets: 220-
• “The Con,” featuring comics, cosplay, tech-
880 pesos.
nology and video games, Friday through
Estadio Carta Blanca — Av. Reforma (at Sunday, Sept. 29-Oct 1. Admission: 50-100
Sanders, across from Comision Federal de pesos
Electricidad). Tickets at
donboleton.com. Bronco performs at 8 p.m.
Auditorio Benito Juárez — Ignacio
Ramirez and Vicente Guerrero, one block from
Saturday, Sept. 2. Tickets: 165 to 750 pesos.
Parque Borunda. Tickets at donboleton.com.
Lienzo Charro Adolfo Lopez Mateos • “La Reina del Hielo” is at 4 and 6 p.m.
— Av. Del Charro at Henry Dunant. Tickets at Saturday, Sept. 9. Tickets are 165-275 pesos.
donboleton.com. Jinete Supreom rodeo is 8 • The comic trio Los Tres Tristes Tigres per-
p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2. Admission: 165 pesos form at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21. Tickets are
(55 peso childdren), plus service charge. 220-495 pesos.
• The YouTube sensation Team Brocoli per-
Miller Lite Get Together — The festival
forms at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. Tickets are
begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at
220-550 pesos.
Desportivo Cheramis, Heroico Colegio Militar
32300. Ages 18 and older. Admission is 91 Plaza de Toros Alberto Balderas —
pesos. Tickets at donboleton.com. Francisco Villa 201 Centro (one block east of
Entertainment includes music by Los Claxons Avenida Juárez). Tickets at donboleton.com.
and Vagabonds, and comedy by The “Caballos Domecq” horsemanship show is
Daniel Sosa and Nicho Peñavera. Also featured at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. Ticket: 275 to
is the American Grill Experience by Weber. 1,650 pesos.
Centro Cultural Paso del Norte - Av. Mexican Independence Day —
Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, across from the Celebrations in Juárez include a parade begin-
Red Cross. Information: 1730300 (Facebook: ning at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, along Av.
CCPasodelNorte). Advance show tickets at 16 de Septiembre, proceeding from Americas
donboleton.com. Ave.
• Actor, model, entrepreneur and life coach
Diego Dreyfus talks on
Magno Discotheque — Montes de Oca
339, Zona Pronaf. Information: 656 551 9458.
“Te Vas a Morir” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.
Advance tickets at donboleton.com. Rata
6. Tickets: 275-605 pesos.
Blanca performs at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26.
• “Un Día Particular,” a stage adaptation of the
Tickets: 495 to 605 pesos.
1977 Italian film, is performed at 7 and 9:30
p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7. Tickets: 275-600 Feria Juárez 2017 — The annual fair runs
pesos. Stars Edith Gonzalez and Luis Felipe Sept. 29-Oct. 15 at Plaza de la Mexicanidad
Tovar as two people who find an unlikely kin- (at “The X” monument) with food, rides,
ship in the face of fascism. entertainment, international artists, games, a
• Ensamble de la Rosa performs a gala concert circus and other activities. General admission is
of classical music at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. 50 pesos. On Monday through Wednesday, the
Tickets: 100-300 pesos. admission will include free carnival rides. Feria
• Singer-songwriter Nicho Hinojosa performs hours are 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20. Tickets: 220- Headline entertainment offered most nights.
550 pesos. Prices vary; most headline admission is 210 or
• “Paw Patrol,” a live version of Nickelodeon 315 pesos (315-630 VIP). The Oct. 8 concert is
show, is at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, 840 and 1,260 pesos. Tickets available at don-
Sept. 24. Tickets: 385-495 pesos. boleton.com.
• The comic play “Busco al Hombre de mi • Sept. 29: Yuridia
Vida Marido ya Tuve” is at 8 p.m. Thursda, • Sept. 30: Banda San Jose de Mesillas
Sept. 28. Tickets: 220-440 pesos. • Oct. 1: El Tri
• Odin Dupeyron presents his hit show • Oct. 4: Leo Dan
“Veintidos Veintido” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, • Oct. 5: Teo Gonzalez
Sept. 30, with Erika Blenher. Tickets: 330-605 • Oct. 6: Calibre 50
pesos. • Oct. 7: Conjunto Primavera
• Oct. 8: Julion Alvarez
Centro de Convenciones Las Anitas —
• Oct. 11: Los Cadetes de Linares y Miguel y
Waterfill zone. Information: 6821486 or
Miguel
6820693. Tickets at donboleton.com.
• Oct. 12: Musica Electronica starring DJ
• El Fantasma su Equipo Armado perform at 8
Diego Miranda
p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7. Tickets: 275-1,650
• Oct. 13: Edwin Luna y La Trakalosa de
pesos. El Fantasma (Alexander Garcia) is
Monterrey
known as “el rey del underground.”
• Oct. 14: Los Rieleros del Norte
• Jarabe de Palo, a Spanish rock group from
• Oct. 15: Margarita la Diosa de la Cumbia.
Spain led by singer, songwriter and guitaris, Pau
Donés, performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19. FC Juarez Bravos — Juarez’s Ascenso MX
Tickets: 385-835 pesos. league soccer team home matches run
through Sept. 30 at Benito Juarez Stadium.
Bar Brookling — Av. Tecnologico #1669,
Shuttle available for El Paso fans for $1 from
across from Galerias Tec. Tickets at donbole-
the Mexican side of the Avenido Benito Juarez
ton.com. The foam and paint event, Prepas
Bridge to the stadium, from two hours prior to
Fest vol 8, is 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8.
each game to two hours after each game.
Admission: 91 pesos.
Information, schedule: fcjuarez.com.

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September Roundup Episcopal Church, 810 N. Campbell (at
Montana). Meetings include educational presen-
Area attractions minutes. Tickets: $40 ($37 ages 10-13 and 60-
plus; $41 military); $91 for all-day pass.
Cont’d from Page 12 tations and an auction of materials submitted by Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino —
Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305
club members. Visitors always welcome; admis- 1200 Futurity, Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are
10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday; Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta
sion is free for first-time visitors; $12 annual
Discover El Paso Awards — Discover El 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 4 Mission. The center features a museum on the
membership fee. Information: 345-7771 or
Paso Association will host its annual Awards a.m. Friday and Saturday. Simulcast racing Tigua tribe. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
epps.stamps@gmail.com.
Luncheon noon Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the El begins at 10 a.m. everyday. Information: (575) Wednesday through Sunday. Free children’s
Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place. 874-5200 or sunland-park.com. activities daily. Admission is free. Information:
The nonprofit group is dedicated to promoting
International Coin Club — El Paso’s only 859-7700, ysletadelsurpueblo.org.
coin club meets at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the second Western Playland — The amusement park
things to do and see in and around El Paso. Native American Dances are on the hour 11
Monday of the month at St. Paul’s United is at 1249 Futurity Dr. in Sunland Park, N.M.
Cost: $23. Reservation deadline is Sept. 21: a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere. Business Tickets: $20.75 42 inches or taller or $15.90
598-6376. Fresh Indian bread is on sale at the center,
meeting starts around 6:30 p.m. Numismatic juniors 36 to 41 inches (pay one price); $5 non- made Saturday mornings. Also featured are
presentations start at 7 p.m. with auction to rider admission. Individual ride tickets are
Friendship Club — The club meets 11:30 family-operated gift shops, featuring jewelry,
follow. Visitors always welcome, and admission $2.50; rides are 1 or 2 tickets. Information:
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at St. pottery and other crafts.
free for first-time visitors. Information: 533- (575) 589-3410 or westernplayland.com.
Paul’s Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere.
6001 or elpasocoinclub.com. September hours are 2 to 8 p.m. Saturdays in, Licon Dairy — The dairy’s gift shop popular
Program is ”USO, Then and Now,” presented
and 2 to 7 p.m. Sundays and Monday, Sept. 4. for its homemade asadero cheese products is
by Yolanda Castillo. Cost: $10 includes pro-
gram and luncheon. Visitors welcome; RSVP:
Paso del Norte Quilt Guild — The October hours are 2 to 8 p.m. Saturdays located at 11951 Glorieta Road in San Elizario
guild’s regular meeting is 9:30 a.m. the second through Oct. 21. and is open 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday
772-2734.
Saturday of the month, at University through Friday and 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday
Presbyterian Church, 631 Resler. A program on Wet ’N’ Wild Waterworld — The water and Sunday. The dairy also features an exten-
El Paso Northeast Quilters Guild — park at 8804 S. Desert, Anthony, Texas (I-10 at sive petting zoo and regularly stocked fishing
zippered bags will be presented after the meet-
Regular monthly meetings are 7 to 9 p.m. the Exit 0) is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends hole. Admission is free, with a nominal charge
ing. Anyone interested in quilting is welcome;
second Thursday of the month at Grace through Sept. 10. Tickets: $25.99, plus tax; for fishing hole use. Information: 851-2705 or
no experience needed. Membership is $25 per
Presbyterian Church, 8001 Magnetic (at $20.99 kids under 48 inches tall; $4.99 age 1-3; licondairy.com.
year. Information: Patti Lyons, 585-2518.
Titanic). The non-profit organization promotes Seniors/picnic fee: $14.99. Information: 886-
quilting among interested persons, and brings 2222, wetwild.com or on Facebook. Plaza Theatre Tours — The free weekly
the beginner, experienced, younger and older
Toastmasters Amigo Club — The tours are noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at the Plaza,
Toastmasters International club meets 6 to 7 Wyler Aerial Tramway — The state park 125 W. Mills in Downtown El Paso. Meet
quilters together for various events and proj-
p.m. Thursdays in Hospitals of Providence tramway, 1700 McKinley, gives passengers a under the Plaza marquee. Information: 534-
ects. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m.
Transmountain Campus, first floor conference view of Texas, New Mexico and Mexico from 0660.
Information: epnequilters@gmail.com.
room. The club develops professional leader- Ranger Peak, elevation 5,632 feet. Cost is $8
El Paso Philatelic Society — The El Paso ship and communications skills in a supportive for adults and $4 for children 12 years and San Elizario Historic District — The dis-
stamp club meets 7 to 9 p.m. the second setting with colleagues. Information: 691092. under. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Friday and trict at 1500 Main Street in San Elizario on the
Tuesday of every month at St. Clement’s toastmastersclubs.org. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mission Trail features four art galleries, seven
Monday through Thursday. Information: 562- artists studio/galleries, three gift shops, the
9899 or 566-6622. Historic San Elizario Chapel, the Portales
Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park is managed Museum and the Veteran’s Museum. Most loca-
by Texas Parks & Wildlife and is also part of tions open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday
Franklin Mountains State Park. To get there: through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
Take Alabama to McKinley and turn toward the noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 851-0041,
mountain. 594-8424 or SanElizarioHistoricDistrict.com.
Self-guided walking tours and guided tour of
Indian Cliffs Ranch — The working cattle 17 historical sites also offered, including the
ranch in Fabens offers a children’s zoo, buffalo, Chapel, Old El Paso County Jail (where Billy
longhorns, deer, rattlesnake pit, movie sets and the Kid broke out a friend in 1876), the old
the Fort Apache playground. It’s also home to Grist Mill, the Lafayette barracks and more.
the famous Cattleman’s Steakhouse. Free guides available at all galleries and muse-
Information: (915) 544-3200 or cattle- um.
manssteakhouse.com.
La Viña Winery — 4201 S. NM Highway
Ski Apache Wind Rider — The hour-long 28, one mile north of Vinton Road. Information:
zip-line adventure at the Alto, N.M. ski resort (575) 882-7632 or lavinawinery.com.
begins at over 11,000 feet, spanning 8,900 feet The tasting room and patio are open for sales
in three sections, reaching speeds of up to 65 and tasting of wines from noon to 5 p.m.
mph. Cost is $75 for adults, $68 children and Thursday through Tuesday (closed
senior, $62 military. Minimum age is 10; height Wednesdays). Tasting fee is $5. A daily tour is
and weight limits also apply. Reservations offered at 11:30 a.m. by appointment only; the
required. Information: (575) 464-3633 or skia- $10 fee includes tasting.
pache.com. La Viña Sunday farmer’s market featuring local
The Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, food producers are noon to 4 p.m. Sundays
N.M. also offers the Apache Eagle ZipRider, with art, crafts, jams and jellies, food trucks,
which spans 2,668 feet, lasting about three wine tasting and more. No outside alcohol
allowed. Dog and kid friendly. Live Music on
the patio during market.
Zin Valle Vineyards — 7315 Hwy 28 in
Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259). Free tast-
ings are noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday.
Information: 877-4544 or zinvalle.com.
Free music and wine tasting is 1 to 4 p.m.
selected Sundays featuring local talent. Bring a
picnic.
• Sept. 3: Dusty Low
• Sept. 10: Perfect on Paper
• Sept. 17: James Springer
• Sept. 24: Julio Ortiz
Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery
— 430 La Viña Road (off NM 28 between
markers 8 and 9), in Chamberino, N.M. Tasting
room open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through
Monday. Information: (915) 241-4349 or som-
braantigua.com.

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LiveFit EP Fitness Festival — The 3rd • 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7: Western Kentucky
annual event is 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, (Homecoming)
Sept. 2, at El Paso Convention Center, incor- The Miners take on NMSU at 6 p.m.
porating various fitness competitions, including Saturday, Sept. 23, at Pan American Stadium
karate, jiu jitsu, Crossfit, bodybuilding and a 3- in Las Cruces.
on-3 basketball tournament, along with about
NMSU Aggies Football — New Mexico
50 booths. Information: 306-3383 or
State University Aggies’ home games are at
livefitep.com.
Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces. Ticket
NPC El Paso, Supplement Xpress
information: (575) 646-1420 or nmstates-
Bodybuilding Championships are 7 p.m., and
ports.com. Home games are 6 p.m. Saturdays:
will showcase over 200 of the region’s top
• Sept. 16: Troy
NPC Bikini, Figure, Physique and Bodybuilding
• Sept. 23: UTEP
athletes. Information: npcelpaso.com.
Day admission: $13.50; Bodybuilding UTEP Volleyball — Home games are at 6
Championships: $42.50; VIP admission day and p.m. at Memorial Gym. Ticket information:
night access is $72.50. (Ticketmaster) 747-6150 or utepathletics.com.
• Sept. 22: Rice
All American Futurity — The running of
• Sept. 24: UAB
the 57th All American Futurity is Labor Day,
The Glory Road Invitational is Sept. 1-2, with
Monday, Sept. 4, which marks the end of the
games at 7:30 p.m. Friday; at 1 and 7:30 p.m.
racing season at Ruidoso Downs. Information:
Saturday. Invited teams are New Mexico,
(575) 378-4431 or raceruidoso.com.
Youngstown State and North Dakota.
Texas Tech Fitness Challenge — The The Borderland Invitational is Sept. 8-10,
Fitness challenge is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, with games at 7 p.m. Friday (Samford), 11 a.m.
Sept. 9, at Texas Tech Physicians‘ new loca- Saturday (Delaware State) and noon Sunday
tion at 2000 B Transmountain Road, as part of (Abilene Christian)
their West Health Fest. This Crossfit-inspired
UTEP Women’s Soccer — Home games
workout includes a competitive 250-meter
are at UTEP’s University Field. Game times are
row, followed by six to eight tire flips, a sled
7 p.m., except as listed. Tickets: $5.
pull (95 pounds for male participants, 65 for
Information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com.
females), and burpees. Various starting times
• Friday, Sept. 8: Incarnate Word
available. Registration: westhealthfest.com.
• noon Sunday, Sept. 10: Stephen F. Austin
Information: 215-4647.
• Wednesday, Sept. 13: New Mexico
USA vs. Mexico soccer — The indoor Highlands
soccer match is 6:05 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, El • Friday, Sept. 22: UAB
Paso County Coliseum ( Ticketmaster). • Friday, Sept. 29: Charlotte
• 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1: Old Dominion
Sun City Roller Girls — The Roller Girls’
playoffs are at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, El
Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. Wrestling
Paisano. Tickets: $7 in advance; $10 at the
WWE Live — The professional wrestling
door ($7 with valid military ID; free for ages 12
event returns at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at
and younger); available in advance at the
NMSU’s Pan American Center in Las Cruces,
Pershing Inn, All That Music, Blue Panda
and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at UTEP’s
Tattoo, Uptown Cheapskate or any Roller Girl.
Don Haskins Center. Tickets start at $15
Information: suncityrollergirls.com.
(Ticketmaster). VIP experiences offered.
Volleyball Tournament — Five Set Net Information: (575) 646-1420 or
Sports, 1999 Appaloosa in Sunland Park, hosts panamcenter.com (Las Cruces); (915) 747-
its Grand Opening Volleyball Tournament 5234 (El Paso).
Saturday, Sept. 30, with adult co-ed featuring
Luchas Frontera — Lucha Libre wrestling
intermediate and power divisions. Prizes for 1st
sets are 8 p.m. every Friday at El Paso County
and 2nd places with giveaways for participants.
Coliseum Pavilion. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Concessions available Teams must include a
Tickets: $12 ($5 kids) in advance; $15 ($7 kids)
minimum of two females. Registration: $150
at the door. Information: 850-4002 or emp-
per team by Sept. 28. Information: 1-888-624-
typocketsentertainment.com
4108 or FiveSetNetSports.com.
New Era Wrestling — The Lucha Libre
Harlem Globetrotters — The Original
shows are 7 p.m. Fridays at 10400 Dyer.
Harlem Globetrotters return to the area at 2
Tickets: $8; $5 children (Ticketmaster).
p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at NMSU’s Pan
Information: 356-5113, elpaso.new@gmail.com
American Center. Tickets: $26-$95
or on Facebook at NewEraEP.
(Ticketmaster).

College sports Bicycling
Fort Davis Cyclefest — The 41st annual
UTEP Football — The Miners’ home games
bike tour series is Friday through Sunday,
are at Sun Bowl Stadium. Ticket information:
Sept. 15-17, in Fort Davis. The main event
544-5234 or utepathletics.com.
begins at 8 a.m. (Central Time) Saturday, with
The Miners open the season traveling to
rides of 10, 27, 55 and 76 miles, leaving from
Norman, Okla. to play the OU Sooners at 1:30
Prude Ranch, 5 miles west of Fort Davis Texas
p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2.
on Highway 118. A finish line party follows with
Home games:
hamburgers, music, door prizes and more.
• 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9: Rice
• 8:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15: Arizona (tele-
vised on ESPN)
Please see Page 20
September 2017 El Paso Scene Page 19
Sports Lodge and Suites, 107 Sierra Blanca Drive. Cost
(by Sept. 21): $55 century; $50 100K; $45 45-
Proceeds benefit the El Paso Humane Society.
Package pick-up is 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept.
League coordinator is Jerry Pippins: 241-8689
or jerry.pippins@att.net:
Cont’d from Page 19 mile; $25 20 mile. Register: itsyourrace.com. 29, at Desert Fox Cyclery, 6999 Montana; 2 to • Adult 18 and older Fall League runs Sept. 5-
Registration I(915) 525-3079. 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Crazy Cat Dec. 16, for 8 to 18 players per team.
Proceeds benefit local charities. Information: Cyclery, 5650 N. Desert, and at 6:30 a.m. day Registration deadline: Sept. 12.
(432) 426-3237. Entry fees vary. Registration Oryx Challenge Bike Tour — The 7th of ride at the race site. • Tri-Level League season begins Sept. 23 for
(by Aug. 29): $55. On-site registration: $60. annual 30K and 100K bike events benefiting the
Online registration (through Sept. 26) at 12 players per team. Registration deadline is
Early registration at active.com. USO are 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24,
raceadventuresunlimited.com. Route maps and Sept. 19.
The “infamous” Mt. Locke Hill Climb to the starting and finishing at Fort Bliss’s Freedom
more information at chilepepperchallenge.com.
McDonald Observatory begins at 9 a.m. Crossing. Registration: $35. Active duty mili- Tour de El Paso walks — El Paso Parks
Sunday, with 1.5 and 7-mile options. tary: $15; free for Warrior Transition Battalion Full Moon Bike Ride — White Sands and Recreation Department hosts free non-
Registration: $20. members. Information: 569-5644. Registration National Monument, 5 miles southwest of competitive walking and running events for all
An unsupported pre-ride of 100K or 200K for at uso.org/elpaso. Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70, hosts a Full ages at 8:45 a.m. the second Saturday of each
experienced riders is 7:30 a.m. Friday at Stone Moon bike ride at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6. Dress month at area parks. Sept. 9: Nations Tobin
Chile Pepper Challenge — The El Paso warmly. Reservations begin one month in Park, 8831 Railroad. Participants can walk or
Village.
Bicycle Club’s annual Big Ride is Sunday, Oct.
A Triathlete’s Swim is also scheduled Sunday advance; space limited. Reservations via jog around the designated path. Free t-shirt
1, with ride distances of 100, 61, 40, 27 and 10
afternoon at Balmorhea State Park (park entry nps.gov/whsa. Fee is $8 per person; $4 ages 15 upon registration (while they last). Information:
miles, all beginning and ending at Grace
fee applies). and younger, plus park entrance fee. 757-2743 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.
Gardens, 6701 Westside Drive. Start times are
More information also available on Facebook Information: (575) 479-6124, ext. 236 or (575)
7 a.m. (100 mile), 7:30 a.m. (61 mile), 8 a.m.
679-2599, ext. 232.
Public Ice Skating — Public skating opens
at Fort Davis Cyclefest.
(40 mile), 8:30 a.m. (27 mile) and 9 a.m. (10 for the season Sept. 15. Hours are 7 to 10
Tour de Ruidoso — The 11th annual bicycle mile). Information: elpasobicycleclub.com.
Post-ride activities after the ride with food,
Golf p.m. Fridays, noon to 3 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays at the Sierra Providence
rides benefiting several local nonprofit organiza-
tions is 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 in Ruidoso, drinks, and vendor booths. First Tee — First Tee of Greater El Paso Event Center next to the Coliseum, 4100
N.M. Distance options include 100 mile, 100K. Entry fees: $40 Sept. 1-25 or at packet pick- hosts programs at Ascarate Golf Course. Paisano. All ages welcome. Times may vary on
45 mile and 10K races. All but the “Nearly Flat” up; and $45 on race day at Grace Gardens. Information: thefirstteegreaterelpaso.org. days of hockey games. Admission: $10; $8 mili-
20-mile ride involve significant elevation gain. Entry is free for riders age 17 and younger if Registration at allplayers.com. tary (skate rental included). Skate sharpening,
Start and finish for all events is MCM Elegante accompanied by paying parent. Session 1 runs Sept. 9-Oct. 7. Fall Session 2 fitting and consultation offered for $5.
runs Oct. 14-Nov. 11. Spectator admission is free. Information: 479-
PUCK (7825) or elpasohockey.org.
Santa Teresa Charity Golf
Tournament — The 18th annual tourna-
ment is 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at Vista Hills
Motor sports
Country Club, 2210 Trawood. The tournament El Paso Motorplex — The drag strip is at
is organized by the Santa Teresa Charitable 16400 Gateway West, (east of El Paso at I-10
Foundation, a non-profit benefiting children in off Clint exit #42). Spectator admission: $5.
the Santa Teresa and Sunland Park region. Car entry: $20. Information:
Information: (575) 589-2200 or priscila@gpi- elpasomotorplex.com.
inc.biz.
Southern New Mexico Speedway — 11
UMC Golf Tournament — University miles west of Las Cruces exit 132, off I-10.
Medical Center Foundation’s 2017 golf tourna- Gates open at 5 p.m.; racing at 7:45 p.m.
ment begins with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. General admission: $12; free for age 10 and
Friday, Sept. 15, at Painted Dunes Golf younger; $30 family pack; $35 pit passes.

One of USA’s Top 100
Course, 12000 McCombs. Lunch served at Information: (575) 524-7913,

Independent Pizzerias
noon; dinner and awards follow tournament. snmspeedway.com or on Facebook.
Cost: $125 individual; $500 team of four. Regular weekly racing season runs Saturdays,
— Pizza Today Information: Alexzandra Lozano, 521-7229, ext.
80524 or alexzandra.lozano@umncelpaso.org.
through Sept. 23. Gates open at 5 p.m.; rac-
ing at 7:45 p.m.
• USAC vs. NMMRA Non-Wing Labor Day
Women on the Fairway ‘Fore’
Fling is Saturday through Sunday, Sept. 2-3.
Education — LULAC Council #9 hosts its
Admission: $15; free for age 10 and under;
benefit golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 16, at
family pack $35; pit pass $35.
Vista Hills Country Club, 2210 Trawood. Sign

PIZZA
Admission is free Friday and Saturday, Sept.
in and lunch at 11 a.m.; tee time is 1 p.m.
29-30, with paid admission to the Southern
Dinner follows at 5:30 p.m. Cost: $150; $500
New Mexico State Fair.
team of four. Registration: lulac-council9ep.org.
Fine Beers & Wines
• Monster Trucks Madness Oct. 6-7. Show is
Information: Elsa Chacon, 637-9226.
7:30 p.m. both nights; gates open at 5 p.m.
Hands-on Golf clinic is 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
KERN PLACE
Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday. Pit Party is 4 to 6
Cost: $25; includes lunch.
p.m. Saturday. Admission: $15; $5 age 6-10;
206 Cincinnati • 532-9483 Swings for Strings — The 2nd annual golf free for age 5 and under.

WEST SIDE
tournament benefiting El Pro-Musica’s Music
Education Programs is 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29, Running events
865 N. Resler • 760-6000 at NNMSU Golf Course. Cost: $150 per player
Danny Ray Sanchez Memorial Run —
EAST SIDE
($500 team of four). Information: 833-9400 or
eppm.org. The 5th annual 5K run and 1-mile fun walk

1879 N. Zaragosa • 856-9111
benefiting the Danny Ray Sanchez Memorial
Doing Good Golf Tournament — El
NORTHEAST
Fund is 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at Montwood
Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank’s inaugural High School, 12000 Montwood. Part of the
11100 Sean Haggerty (at US 54)
tournament in honor of Gary Del Palacio begins “More Than A Marathon” series. Registration:
with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept.
821-7000
$20; $15 per person for teams of 10 or more.
30, at Underwood Golf Complex, 3200 Coe on Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
NOW OPEN!
Fort Bliss. Registration begins at 9 a.m.

UPPER VALLEY
Information: 298-0353 or elpasoansfight- Eagle in the Sun Triathlon — El Paso’s
inghunger.org. only USA Triathlon-sanctioned multi-sport
145 W. Sunset (at Doniphan) race, with a 400m swim, 12 mile bike ride, and

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Thur. Recreational sports 5K run, is 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, at SISD
Aquatic Center and Student Activity Complex,
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Greater El Paso Tennis Association — 1257 Southview Court. Participants may race
11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday Information on upcoming leagues and tourna- as an individual or as part of a relay team.
www.ardovinospizza.com ments aFacebook at GEPTA: Information: 229-5656. Online registration at
“... definitely has the best pizza in town.” Tennis West Adult Grand Prix is Sept. 6-10. raceelpaso.com/eagle-in-the-sun.
— Texas Monthly Registration deadline is Sept. 3. Registration: $100; $55 per person for 2-per-
FINE PIZZA & GEPTA Grand Adult Prix is Oct. 4-8.

FINE DINING
Registration deadline is Sept. 9.
Please see Page 21
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Sports Saturday, Sept. 23, at Up and Running 3233
N. Mesa. Proceeds benefit UTEP Engineering
Cont’d from Page 20 Endowment Scholarship Fund. Registration:
$20; $15 military and students. Information:
raceadventuresunlimited.com.
son relay; $50 per person for 3-person relay.
Aquabike is $90. Duathlon is $100. Sgt. Ruben Orozco Torch Run - El Paso
County Sheriff’s Officers Association’s 11th
Run/Walk For Respect — Arc del Paso annual 8K Run/2 Mile Walk benefiting Special
will host its 5K run and 5K and 1 mile walk at 8 Olympics Texas Area-19 programs is Sunday,
a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Sept. 24, at G2 Restaurant, Cincinnati and
Delta. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Stanton in Kern Place. The 8K begins at 8 a.m.
Registration: $25 on race day. Car fee for park with the 2-mile walk at 8:15 a.m. Entry: $25 by
entrance: $2. Information: 564-4978 or Sept. 15; $30 after. Information: 533-8229 or
thearcofelpaso.org. Registration at raceadven- sotx.org/ro8k.
turesunlimited.com.
National Border Patrol Museum 5K —
Together We Will Live 5K Run / Walk The inaugural 5K run and 1-mile fun walk bene-
— The 4th annual Diana’s I Will Live fiting the museum are 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept.
Foundation 5K race, 5K fun run, walk, and 1 30, at Old Glory Memorial, 9550 Gateway
mile walk are 8 Sunday, Sept. 10, at Burges North. Registration: $20; $15 per member for
High School, 2016 Edgemere. Competitive run teams of 10 or more. Registration: raceadven-
at 8:30 a.m.; 5K and 1 mile run and walk at turesunlimited.com. Information: borderpatrol-
8:45 a.m. Registration: $20 ($10 age 10 and museum.com.
younger). Race day registration is $30 for fun
run and walk (no race day registration for com- Royal Run for Hope — The 5th annual 5K
petitive event). Information: 1-888-479-8422 or run and 1-mile walk benefiting Pediatric
info@diwlf.org. Oncology patients at El Paso Children’s
Hospital is 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the
German-American Night Run — The Health Spot, 4717 Hondo Pass. Part of the
24th Annual German-American Oktoberfest 2018 More than a Marathon Series.
Night Run’s 8K run and 5K fun run/walk is at 6 Registration: $20; $15 age 12 and younger.
p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, Freedom Crossing, Information: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
1611 Haan Road, Fort Bliss. Corporate/Military
Team also held. Grand prize drawing for a WSMR Freedom Triathlon — The 10K
$1,000 travel voucher. Registration: $25 in run, 40K bike and 400 meter swim is 7 a.m.
advance; $150 unit or JROTC teams. Saturday, Sept. 30, at White Sands Missile
Information: 744-5785, 201-5939 or Range near Alamogordo, N.M. Packet pick up
bliss.armymwr.com. Registration: is 5:45 to 6:45 a.m. Cost: $65 by Sept. 17; $75
ganightrun.com. after. Registration: itsyourrace.com.
Pre-race activities begin at 4 p.m. with
Miner Dash — The 5K run and 3K walk
German coffee, pastries and soft drinks.
begin at 8 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 1, at UTEP’s
Post-race events begin at 6 p.m. with live
Centennial Plaza. plus a 5K wheelchair race.
music by “1st AD Band,” bratwurst, sodas,
Entry fee is $25 per division by Sept. 19.
German coffee and pastries. Spectator admis-
Register minerdash.utep.edu.
sion is free.
UTEP Fitness Fiesta is 8 to 11 a.m. Cost: $5.
Early registration by mail through Sept. 9 to
2017 Installation Morale Welfare P.O. Box Destiny 5K — Destiny Family Christian
16090 Fort Bliss, Texas, 79906; or in person by Center, 9615 Dyer, hosts its 3rd annual 5K
6 p.m. Sept. 14 at Stout Physical Fitness Center walk/run 7 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7.
or at Joshua W. Soto Fitness Center (East Bliss, Sanctioned by United States Track and Field.
Bldg. 20751); or 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday Entry fee: $25; group discounts and sponsor-
through Friday, Sept. 11-15, at Freedom ship packages available. Information 755-7744.
Crossing. Registration at runforfamily.com.
iTEC Run for Education — iTec GEPD Run, Walk and Roll — Physical
Preparatory Academy, hosts the 5K run and 1- Therapy Association 25th annual 5K run and 1-
mile walk at 8 a.m. Sept. 16, at the academy, mile Fun Walk and wheelchair event is 8 a.m.
5450 Hurd Place. Registration: $25; $20 age 12 Saturday, Oct. 7, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta.
and younger by Sept. 15. Registration: racead- Registration: $25; $20 military; $30 race day
venturesunlimited.com. registration. Information: Rio Grande Chapter
of NCCIA, 298-7241. Registration at racead-
Run Like the Wind 5K — The inaugural venturesunlimited.com.
5K run and 1-mile fun walk benefiting El Paso
Wind Symphony is 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. Groove and Glow 5K — Rave Marketing
16, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Race day reg- & Events hosts its 3rd annual “Fun-K” night
istration is 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Zumba warmup is Walk/Run event for all ages at 6 p.m. Saturday,
8 a.m. Entry fee: $20 by Sept. 15; $25 race day. Oct. 7, beginning and ending at The Hospitals
Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com. of Providence Transmountain Campus, 2000
Transmountain. Registration: $30 by Aug. 31;
McKelligon Canyon Challenge — El Paso $40 Sept. 1-30; $40 Oct. 1-5; $50 on race day.
on the Move’s 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun walk
Military discounts with online registration.
is 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at McKelligon
Information on Facebook at Grooveandglow.
Canyon Amphitheater. Proceeds benefit El
Registration at grooveandglow.com.
Paso community gardens and activities that
The entire event and course will incorporate
promote health. Registration: $30 through
dancing, running and walking through glow in
Sept. 13; $25 military and team; $2 ages 12 and
the dark move and groove stations booming
younger. Late and race day registration: $35
with music from the 70s, 80s, 90s and current
(no race day registration for teams). Teams
hits and will end with a “Get Down & Glow”
encouraged to give their team a “healthy”
party at the finish line.
name. Information: (909) 528-0394.
Registration:raceadventuresunlimited.com. Franklin Wrestling 5K — Franklin High
School’s wrestling team’s fundraising 5K and 1-
Future Engineers 5K — Texas Society of mile walk is 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at Franklin
Professional Engineers’ fundraising 5K competi-
High School, 900 N. Resler. Register at racead-
tive run and 5K and 1 mile fun walks are 8 a.m.
venturesunlimited.com.

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Page 22 El Paso Scene September 2017
Recent and upcoming shows in the El Paso region have included, from left, Chilina Kennedy as Carole King, Jason Petty as Hank Willians,
Marshall Charloff as Prince, the Zmed Brothers as the Everly Brothers, Dan Haynes and Pete Richards as Simon & Garfunkel and David Brighton as David Bowie.

Keeping the legends alive
Tribute artists and concerts satisfy fans’ hunger for their favorite music
Story by Lisa Kay Tate

T
Reaching new audiences April 14 is “Bookends: Simon &
he music of Carole King, Hank Showtime! El Paso and even the El Garfunkel Through The Years.”
This season’s Broadway in El Paso shows Williams, Buddy Holly, Chicago Paso Symphony, as well as popular Spencer Theater publicist Kathleen
include two hit musicals based on the lives and Led Zeppelin will fill the summertime series such as Music McDonald said some of the past tribute
of music legends including its season largest venues in El Paso and Southern Under the Stars and Alfresco! Fridays. events patrons have “gone nuts” over
opener Beautiful: The Carol King Musical New Mexico this season, thanks to the For musicians, playing in a tribute include tributes to the Rolling Stones, Bee
Sept. 19-24, which also includes tribute- growing popularity of tribute bands and band or show can be a way of sharing Gees, ABBA, Elvis, Johnny Cash, Motown
style performances by other influential concerts. their love of their personal musical groups, Buddy Holly, Hank Williams,
bands of the ’50s and ’60s, like the The original singers and bands may inspirations with not just nostalgic fans Patsy Cline, The Rat Pack, Sinatra,
Drifters and the Shirelles. The Broadway not be on stage in person, but they’re of a particular group or singer, but also Andrew Sisters, the Platters, big bands and
series also will present “Buddy: The there in spirit thanks to the talent and with new generations that never had the the Beatles. Some tributes, she said, sell
Buddy Holly Story” coming April 2, as the passion of performers who keep these chance to hear the original performers. out every time.
add-on performance to the regular series legends alive. The fans agree, as many Local tribute artists have made a name “And, they sell faster here than ‘new’
multi-show packages. of the shows make return engagements. for themselves paying musical homage artists,” McDonald said. “Booking such
With Broadway style performances, the Tribute concerts have become staples to musicians ranging from Elvis groups makes perfect business sense for a
artists’ lives both on and off stage, as well of the entertainment lineup at places Presley, to Juan Gabriel and Neil performance hall such as ours – and even
as their music are in the spotlight, so per- like Speaking Rock Entertainment Diamond, or bands like Chicago. larger venues.”
formers with relatable, fascinating life sto- Center, Sunland Park Racetrack & Audiences might not be able to enjoy She said the requests are always coming
ries are featured, such as Elvis or Frankie Casino, the Flickinger Center and the a live performance from Prince, David for more artist tributes, including more
Valli and the Four Seasons. The same Spencer Theatre. They’re also season Bowie or The Beatles anymore, but Rolling Stones, Queen, Dolly Parton, as
holds true for “Beautiful,” according to the regulars for for presenting organizations thanks to tribute shows, they can come well as tributes to artists who themselves
show’s producer Paul Blake. such as Broadway in El Paso, pretty close. have performed at the Spencer, such as the
“Carole King might be a native New late Glen Campbell, who performed in the
Yorker, but her story of struggle and tri- late 1990s, and Ray Price, who performed
umph is as universal as they come – and in 2001. McDonald also feels a Jerry
her music is loved the world over,” Blake Flores said the inspiration to create these Other recent hit shows have included
Garcia or Neil Young would do very well.
said. “We know that audiences throughout types of performances was introducing tributes to Juan Gabriel, Selena and
“People have asked again for Brass
the country will embrace this show just as their musicians and symphony to a differ- Johnny Cash.
Transit, the Chicago tribute,” McDonald
Broadway and London audiences have.” ent audience. One returning performance to the El Paso
said. “We’ve also had people ask again for
El Paso Symphony Orchestra has includ- “There is an audience that would go to a music scene this October will open the
Fab Four which sells out every time. And
ed increasingly popular tribute perform- rock concert but not to a symphony con- season for Showtime! El Paso, when
Satisfaction, and Rat Pack.”
ances to their offering each in addition to cert,” she said. “These shows brings “Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes” star-
She said these bands “pay homage to the
their regular season performances. EPSO awareness to the symphony to a different ring Jason Petty takes the stage at the
artists, music and usually the live concert
Operations Manager Rosemary Flores said segment of our community.” Abraham Chavez Theatre. Petty does not
experience of those that created the origi-
the audience response has been very enthu- Having done musical tributes to artists impersonate Williams, but faithfully per-
nal sound; they do so with reverence. This
siastic, including for its recent tribute per- from The Beatles to Prince, Flores said forms the music interspersed with stories
includes artists who are able to use a
formance “Classical Mystery Tour, A they would like to do a tribute to David of the country music pioneer.
group’s original name, even if the found-
Tribute to the Beatles” in August. Bowie in the future, among other artists. The Spencer Theater for the Performing
ing members aren’t still part of them.
“We have sold out shows to the Classical So far, Flores said the tributes shows have Arts in Alto, N.M. is another venue that
“Even though they may not contain any
Mystery Tour, A Tribute to the Beatles,” been a treat for not just the audience, but often incorporates tribute performances in
of the ‘original’ or founding members of
The music of Queen was a blast and also also for the performers. its seasons, and will conclude its 2017
the band and don’t call themselves tribute
sold out,” she said. “The first show we did “The audience always gives the sympho- summer season Sept. 8 with “The Everly
bands, such groups as the Jimmy Dorsey
was the music of Led Zeppelin and that ny a huge round of applause when the rock Brothers Experience featuring The Zmed
Orchestra, Dukes of Dixieland, the Texas
show was so well received that it inspired group mentions them,” Flores said. “The Brothers.”
us to continue to do them.” symphony musicians love it.” Also on the Spencer season schedule Please see Page 24
September 2017 El Paso Scene Page 23
Tributes
Follow that tribute Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra pres-
ents its Pops concert Jan. 13-14, at
Cont’d from Page 23
NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall; and Jan.
Have a favorite band, music genre or 18 at the Flickinger Center.
Playboys, the Kingston Trio, the artist? There’s likely a tribute band or
Buckinghams, Limelighters, the Four show out there for them. Here’s a quick • ‘Buddy: the Buddy Holly Story’ —
Freshmen, the Lovin’ Spoonful, etc. are look to some of the many upcoming Broadway in El Paso presents the musi-
tribute groups and they offer spot-on tribute shows coming to the El Paso and cal April 2 at the Plaza Theatre.
sound with spirited delivery,” McDonald Southern New Mexico:
• ABBA Fab — Grant County
explained. “They’re allowed to use the
• The Everly Brothers Experience — Community Concert Association closes Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
group’s original name because they are
The Everly Brothers Tribute featuring its season with the “Ultimate ABBA offers tribute bands most Saturday nights.
licensed to do so. The name is a trademark
The Zmed Brothers is Sept. 2, at The Tribute” April 21, at WNMU Fine Arts
licensed to that one group or touring com-
Spencer Theater in Alto, N.M. Auditorium in Silver City.
pany using the name.” oftentimes the world,” she said. “The
McDonald said these groups are truly • ‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’ • Simon and Garfunkel Through The music became the soundtracks of people’s
devoted to that music and are exceedingly — The Tony and Grammy Award win- Years — Dan Haynes and Pete Richards lives, and certain bands delivered a level
true to the original sound. ning true story of Carole King runs Sept. perform as the legendary duo April 14, of musical artistry that will never die, even
“They perfectly recreate the distinctive 19-24, at The Plaza Theatre. at the Spencer Theater. if the originals do.”
tenor, spirit and feeling of the band or
artist’s music at the height of their fame, • ‘Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes’ — Speaking Rock Entertainment Center ‘It feels like the real thing’
oftentimes with a delivery more true to the Showtime! El Paso opens its season with Tribute bands perform at 8 p.m. most
the nostalgic look at Hank Williams star- Saturday nights. Age 18 and older wel- One of the most active venues for touring
original sound than the artist could offer
ring Jason Petty Oct. 13 at the Abraham come. Information: 860-7777 or speak- tribute bands is Speaking Rock
up today,” she said. “Groups like
Chavez Theatre. . ingrockentertainment.com. Entertainment Center, which hosts free
Zepparella, an all female tribute group to
• Aug. 31: George Strait Tribute performances of tribute artists and bands
Led Zepplin gives a fabulous serving of • Get The Led Out — The American • Sept. 2: Stevie Ray Vaughn Tribute most Saturday nights.
Zepplin’s original sound, Satisfaction (trib- Led Zeppelin performs Oct. 14, at the • Sept. 9: Green Day Tribute “By bringing in some of the nation’s best
ute to Rolling Stones), Evolution: A Flickinger Center for Performing Arts in • Sept. 16: Mötley Crüe Tribute tributes people get to live the experience
Tribute to Journey, Bjorn Again, a tribute Alamogordo. • Sept. 23: Aerosmith Tribute of listening to their favorite songs from
to ABBA, Oh What A Night! A tribute to
• Brass Transit: The Chicago Tribute — • Sept. 30: Linkin Park Tribute. their favorite artist without having to
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Brass
spend a ton of money or travel far,”
Transit: A tribute to Chicago, Elvis trib-
Speaking Rock Production Manager Scott
utes, Jerry Lee Lewis, on and on – all done
Brown said. “Most of these bands are
with respect and love of that band or blowing in his recreation of Bowie’s very revere that artist, they love the sound, they scary how close they sound to the real
artist’s music.” sound, spirit, body angling and delivery treasure the memories and fully appreciate artist.”
Some performers, such as those re-creat- movements, looks, phases, with numerous how the tribute brings back fond memories Brown said the Speaking Rock perform-
ing the sound and look of David Bowie or costume changes,” McDonald said. to the here and now,” McDonald said. ances are free, and open to everyone age
Prince, are able to allow fans to take a trip Overall, successful tribute artists and “The popularity of tribute bands contin- 18 and older. The center maintains a state-
back in time and celebrate the memory or experiences simply “give people what they ues to grow because the fabulous music of-the-art audio and lighting system,
artists who helped define an era. want,” McDonald said. created by the original musicians was including high-powered lasers. This helps
“David Brighton’s Space Oddity (was) a “People will pay for what they already innovative, brilliant, fresh, captivating the
tribute to David Bowie that was mind- know and love. They want that music, they imagination of the culture at large and Please see Page 24

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Tributes than 100 tribute shows a year, and there
are definitely crowd favorites including
without having to spend a lot of money for
the show,” he said. “The tribute bands we
Acosta said the schedule for next summer
hasn’t been yet been set, but they do get
Cont’d from Page 24 tributes to Journey, Pink Floyd, Metallica have hosted at Music Under the Stars have requests from audiences saying they want
and the Eagles, which have drawn crowds worked very hard to replicate the stage more tribute bands. This isn’t a surprise, as
make the audience feel like their attending of around 2,000 for their shows, he said. shows and performance styles of the bands Acosta said the ones who have come have
a show by the actual artists, or even taking Free summertime music festivals such as they cover. This really makes the audience been extremely successful.
a trip to another time when bands who Music Under the Stars and Alfresco! respond to the artists and creates an amaz- “Our experience with each of these artists
may no longer be together or touring were Fridays are also ideal settings for tributes. ing atmosphere.” was great, and the audience loved the
still in their prime. Ismael Acosta, Marketing and Production Some of the tributes bands featured at shows,” Acosta said. “This past season at
“For a lot of people, it feels like the real Coordinator for the city’s Museums and Music Under the Stars have included Music Under the Stars, Departure had the
thing,” he said. “It’s always great to see Cultural Affairs Department, said these “Como la Flor a Selena tribute”; “Santana crowd singing along with every song, and
people light up when the first few notes of bands are always a fun experience. Experience”; Neon Circus (a Brooks and there was hardly space on the dance floor
their favorite songs start playing.” “This gives El Pasoans the opportunity to Dunn tribute band); and Departure, the during Neon Circus’s performance.”
Brown said Speaking Rock hosts more experience some of their favorite artists Journey tribute band.

‘We all fell
in love with
their music’

N
ot only does El Paso welcome
touring tribute bands year Windy City pays tribute to Chicago
round, the area has a few of its

Patti’s Creative Corner
own tribute artists and bands who have time we go out to perform.
gained their own loyal followers. “When people come up to us after our
One of the most prolific local tribute performances and tell us how much they
bands currently performing is El Paso’s enjoyed the music and how well we
“Windy City,” a tribute to Chicago. played it, well that means the world to
Windy City member Junie Chavez us and makes all the effort we put into inside The Marketplace
feels Chicago is an ideal band for a trib- rehearsals worthwhile,” Chavez said. at Placita Santa Fe
ute, because their music reaches out to “The fans make it very rewarding.” 5034 Doniphan in the Upper Valley
various age groups. With so many Chicago selections to
“We have nine members in Windy City choose from, Windy City is currently Meet Our Artists! Janice Ackerman
ranging in age from the mid 30s to the working on new songs for their busy Bill Hall
early 60s and yet, we all grew up listen- spring and summer concert series season Sundays noon-4pm
ing to the music of Chicago,” he said. next year. Chavez said they love playing
“Different eras but still, it was Chicago in front of El Paso’s receptive and
Sept. 10 Sept. 24

and we all fell in love with their music.” enthusiastic crowds, but are also looking
Bill Hall & Marcia

In addition, he said there is now five to expanding their audience to other
Leon Ackerman McNamee
decades of music to draw from, thanks cities in the United States. They are in Sept. 17
to Chicago’s longevity as performers. the process of working on a promotional
Oct. 1
Sandra Lee
“Chicago’s music now spans 50 years package to send out to other cities who
Janice
Woods
this year 2017, has touched the lives of want to hear “Windy City: El Paso’s
Ackerman
many generations, so no matter what Tribute Band to Chicago.” Marcia McNamee
& Cactus Mary

song they play, members of their audi- Other local notable tribute artists range
ence, both young and not so young, have from solo performers like Elvis Tribute
heard and listened and bought those artist Bud Sanders, and Ciudad Juarez’s
songs and have gotten to love them,” Juan Gabriel tribute artist Hugo Cortez,
Chavez explained. “That is what makes “La JG de Juarez.” There is also the
them so special.” “Play Me” a Neil Diamond Tribute show
Chavez said there is much more to led by Las Cruces’s Chris Waggoner, Leon Ackerman Sandra Lee Woods
being a tribute artist than just covering and El Paso’s Tribute to Steely Dan,
the music; it has to be done right, and in Hypnosis, with whom members of
the style of the artist or band being cele- Windy City have performed.
brated through the tribute show. Some popular bands don’t fall into the
“One of the hardest things about work- strict “tribute artist” definition but have
ing as a tribute band is, you can’t get built loyalties for paying homage to an
away with just covering the meat of the entire decade or generation or music
song because people that come to hear including regional favorites like ’50s
us perform expect us to play the songs and ’60s nostalgia band Oldies But
the way Chicago plays them, and that’s Goodies, ’70s band Fungi Mungle and
what we strive for, which makes each ’80s band Prime 80’Z.
rehearsal intense and each performance All of these performers and bands have
so satisfying,” he said. “If you ask the built audiences based on not only their
people that have heard us, they will tell loyalty to the performers themselves, but
you the same thing, play it like they do, to the era and artist they all love.
so we work very hard at it.” Chavez said one of the best advertise-
He said in the band’s attention to detail ments for any band, including tribute
in recreating Chicago’s music, one of bands is word of mouth, and said any-
the standouts of their performance is the one who hasn’t attended a performance
enthusiasm of the crowds. by them before should ask those who
“Without the fans of Chicago that have what they think.
come out to listen to Windy City, we “We would say, ask the people who
would be nothing, we would not exist,” have heard us and see what they have to
he said. “We go by the old saying, ‘imi- say about Windy City, then come out
tation is the greatest form of flattery’ and listen for yourself,” Chavez said.
and we want to flatter Chicago every “Hopefully, you won’t be disappointed.”

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Full Moon Nights — White Sands National Sunday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, from forest service
Monument, 15 miles southwest of parking lot across from Cloudcroft Chamber of
Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70, hosts monthly Commerce, with “cowboy coffee” around the
full moon programs through October. Entrance campfire at the end of the tour. All events are
fee: $5 age 16 and older. Free for children. free; participants must provide their own trans-
Information: (575) 479-6124, ext. 236 or (575) portation. Information: (575) 682-2733.
679-2599, ext. 232; or go to nps.gov/whsa. Tour leads to Upper Carr Canyon (5 miles on
• 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6: Tularosa Sunspot Highway) The Forest Service will give
Basin Musician Union performing Americana a brief talk on the Lincoln National Forest, train
Folk and acoustic blues history and the changing of the Aspens.
• 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5: A 3D Journey
El Paso Zoo — 4001 E. Paisano. Zoo
through White Sands presentation with Rangers
Entrance hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
David and Eugene.
Zoo admission is $12 for ages 13 to 59; $9 for
El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society ages 60 and older and active duty military
— The monthly meeting is 7 p.m. Monday, (including spouse) with ID; $7.50 ages 3 to 12;
Sept. 18, at the Centennial Museum on the and free for ages 2 and under. Zoo members
UTEP campus. Las Cruces resident Charles admitted free. Information: 212-0966 or elpa-
Britt, recently featured in Audubon Magazine, sozoo.org.
will give a presentation on “Conserving Central
Franklin Mountains State Park — Most
American Habitats for the Scarlet Macaw and
hiking and mountain-biking trails begin in the
Yellow-headed Parrot.” A professional wildlife
Tom Mays area, off Transmountain Drive on
biologist , Britt is co-founder of the Belize Bird
the west side of the park (east of I-10).
Conservancy. Information: Scott, 581-6071 or
The 13th annual Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta is
trans-pecos-audubon.com.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, in the
A trip to Percha Dam and Caballo Dam meets
Tom Mays area, with demonstrations, guided
at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the south-
tours, guest speakers, informational booths,
west corner of the El Paso Outlet Mall at I-10
and more. Information: Carlos Rodriguez, 240-
and Transmountain. Bring a lunch. Entry fee of
3311, or chihuahuandesert.org.
$5 per car. The society’s field trips are open to
Entry fee is $5 per person, free for age 12 and
the public. Information: Mark Perkins, 637-
under (with family). Correct cash or check
3521 or trans-pecos-audubon.com.
only. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Gila River Festival — The Gila Information: 566-6441 or on Facebook at
Conservation Coalition’s 13th annual festival is FranklinMountainsSP. Web:
Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 21-24, at var- tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/franklin-mountains.
ious locations in Silver City, N.M. This year’s
Rio Bosque Wetlands Park — UTEP’s
festival explores the native foods, plants, and
Center for Environmental Resource
medicines of the Gila River and its watershed.
Management offers free guided walking tours
Registration: (575) 538-8078. Schedule, infor-
and other activities at Rio Bosque Wetlands
mation: gilariverfestival.org or on Facebook.
Park, 10176 Socorro Rd. in El Paso’s Mission
Events include river outings, field trips, work-
Valley. Tours last about two hours.
shops, storytelling, meals, cooking and other
Information: 747-8663 or riobosque.org.
hands-on activities.
• Bird tour is 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9.
Saturday’s downtown Gila River Extravaganza
• Introductory tour is 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 17.
takes place in Big Ditch Park and will feature
Meeting place is a bridge crossing Riverside
live music, spoken word poetry, tastings of
Canal. Take Americas Ave. (Loop 375) to Pan
native food products, kid’s activities, Monsoon
American Drive, turn left and travel 1.5 miles.
Puppet Parade, and a performance by Fort Sill
Apache Fire Dancers with the Gooday Family. Municipal Rose Garden — The garden at
3418 Aurora (at Copia) is open to the public 8
Pond Tour Extravaganza — The
a.m. to 6 p.m. daily late March through
Southwest Koi and Pond Association hosts its
November, except for official holidays. The
pond tour Sunday, Sept. 24, showcasing ponds
garden has many types of roses at the sprawl-
throughout El Paso. Cost, locations to be
ing park area with a waterfall, shade canopy
announced. Information: Facebook at
and many other amenities. Admission is free.
SouthwestKoiAndPondAssociationskapa or
Information/rentals: El Paso Parks and
myskapa.org.
Recreation, 541-4331.
Wyler Aerial Tramway — 1700 McKinley.
Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso
Information: 562-9899 or 566-6622.
Desert Botanical Garden — 4200
A Geocaching Workshop is 12:30 p.m.
Doniphan (across from Frontera). Hours are 10
Saturday, Sept. 16. Take part on this modern
a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
day treasure hunt and learn all the basics to get
Admission: $3 (free for members). Information:
started in geocaching. All materials w provided.
584-0563, keystoneheritagepark.org or elpa-
Workshop is free, but RSVP required.
sobotanicalgardens.org.
Last Sunday hike is 7 a.m. Sept. 24, up
Ranger Peak. Meet in the parking lot for 1-mile Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic
hike. Wear sturdy shoes, weather appropriate Site — Ranch Road 2775 off U.S. 62/180
clothing, hats and sunscreen; bring walking (Montana Ave.). The site is famed for many
stick. Hike rated as strenuous. Native American rock paintings and unique
Trail Maintenance Day is 7 to 11 a.m. geology. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday
Saturday, Sept. 30. Anyone wanting to help is through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday
invited. Bring water and water bottle, sturdy through Sunday. Admission: $7 (free for chil-
shoes, sun protection and work gloves. dren 12 and younger). Additional activity cost
for tours (including morning hike): $2 (free for
Aspencade — Vehicles for the Cloudcroft,
N.M. tours depart at 10 a.m. Saturday and
Please see Page 27
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Nature Saturday, Sept. 23.
• Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. 5000 Calle
Cont’d from Page 26 del Norte in Mesilla. Information: (575) 523-
4398.
age 4 and younger). Bring water, hiking shoes
• Rockhound State Park, 14 miles southeast of
and sunscreen for all daytime events.
Deming. Day use hours: 7:30 a.m. to sunset.
Information: 857-1135 or texasstateparks.gov.
Information: (575) 546-6182 or (575) 744-
Special events (space is limited; reservations
5998. Deming High School mariachi musicians
required):
perform 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16
• Yoga Tour, 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. Cost:
(rain date is 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17)
$9. Bring a mat.
• Leasburg Dam — Radium Springs, two miles
• Rare Plant Tour, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9.
off Interstate 25 at Exit 19. Open 8 a.m. to 6
• Birding hike is 7:30 a.m. third Saturday of the
p.m. for day use. Information: (575) 524–4068.
month (Sept. 16).
Ranger led hike along the Upper Mogollon Trail
• Constellation tour is 8-10 p.m. the fourth
is 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14.
Thursday of the month (Sept. 2).
Music and the Stars is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park — The Saturday, Sept. 16 with live music from Alison
park is about 160 miles east of El Paso, off U.S. Reynolds (Folk) followed by star viewing.
62-180. Information: (575) 785-2232 or Alex Mares leads a petroglyph hike into a side
nps.gov/cave. Through Sept 4: Last entry into canyon of the Gila Lower Box 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
cave via natural entrance is 4 p.m. Last entry Thursday, Sept. 21.
into cave via elevator is 5 p.m. Discovering the park guided hike is 10 a.m. to
Winter hours begin Sept. 5: Visitor Center 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23.
open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; tours available 8:30 A ranger led hike along Upper Mogollon Trail
a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Last entry into cave via natu- is 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28.
ral entrance is 2 p.m. Last entry into cave via Monthly Bird ID Tour is 8 to 10 a.m.
elevator 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30.
Cost is $10 (free or ages 15 and younger). • Bottomless Lakes State Park — 13 miles east
Other guided tours are available; call or check of Roswell, N.M. via US 380. Information: (575)
website for details. 624-6058.
The “bat season” generally lasts through mid- Bottomless Bubblefest scuba diving event is 7
October. Daily bat flight talks (about 15 min- a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3,
utes long) are offered just before sunset at the An Ochos Millas bike ride around the park is
amphitheater outside the natural entrance. 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 9.
Admission is free. Then — bats willing — visi- Camping fees at state parks are $8 for primi-
tors are treated to the sunset spectacle of tive site; $10 for developed site (electrical
clouds of bats flying out of the cave entrance. hookup $4 extra).
White Sands National Monument — Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State
The glistening gypsum dunes are about 15 Park — 1504 Miehls Drive N., Carlsbad,
miles southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. N.M. Admission: $5 ($3 ages 7-12; free 6 and
70. Park hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. through under). Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (last entry
Sept. 2; 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 3-Oct. 7. at 3:30 p.m.). Information: (575) 887-5516.
Entrance fee: $5 age 16 and older. Free for Full Moon Walk is 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday,
children. Information: (575) 479-6124, ext. 236 Sept. 5. The last Full Moon Walk of the season
or (575) 679-2599, ext. 232; or go to is 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5.
nps.gov/whsa.
Gila Cliff Dwellings National
Sunset strolls are offered daily one hour
Monument — 44 miles north of Silver City
before sunset.
on NM Highway 15. Entrance fee: $5 per per-
Full Moon Hikes are 7:15 p.m. Tuesday,
son; $10 per family. The trail to the cliff
Sept. 5, and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4.
dwellings is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. year
Reservations required starting one month in
round. Everyone must be off the trail by 5 p.m.
advance; online only. Cost: $8; $4 age 15 and
Visitor center is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
young, plus monument entrance fees.
Information: (575) 536-9461 or nps.gov/gicl.
Tularosa Basin Musicians performs at Full
Moon Night, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6. Alameda Park Zoo — Alameda Park, 1321
Full Moon Bike Ride is 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6. North White Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70),
Reservations begin one month in advance; Alamogordo. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
space limited. Reservations via nps.gov/whsa. Admission: $2.50 ($1.50 ages 3-11 and 60 and
Fee is $8; $4 ages 15 and younger, plus park older; free for ages 2 and younger).
entrance fee. Information: (575) 439-4290.
Sunrise photography is 6 a.m. Saturday, Oct.
21. Registration starts one month before event.
Aguirre Spring Campground — The
Organ Mountain recreational area, run by the
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Bureau of Land Management, is off U.S. 70
— 110 miles east of El Paso on the way to about 15 miles east of Las Cruces. Family
Carlsbad, the 86,416-acre park includes the camping and picnic sites, plus two group areas.
highest point in Texas: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749 Day-use fee is $3 per vehicle. Information,
feet. Entry fee: $5 for ages 16 and older, good group reservations: (575) 525-4300.
for one week and all trails. Pine Springs Visitor
Center hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
Dripping Springs Natural Area — 10
miles east of Las Cruces at the end of Dripping
Camping is $8 per site per night. Information:
Springs Road. The area includes a visitors’ cen-
(915) 828-3251 or nps.gov.
ter, several hiking trails, and La Cueva Picnic
New Mexico State Parks — Day-use fee Area. Through September the entrance gate is
is $5 when visiting any state park. All programs open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is $3 per
are free with park entrance, unless otherwise vehicle. No pets allowed (except for assistance
listed. Information: (575) 744-5998 or animals). Information: (575) 522-1219.
nmparks.com.
• Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Information:
Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park —
The park, part of Asombro Institute for Science
(575) 744-5923.
Education, is northeast of Las Cruces, off
American Bass Fishing Tournament is 6 a.m.
Jornada Road. Park hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9.
Tuesday through Saturday. Information: (575)
Boating Safety Class is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
524-3334 or asombro.org.

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Centennial Museum — University at Center. Group tours available with advance
Wiggins, UTEP. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 registration. Information: 533-5147, visit-
Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. magoffinhome.com or Facebook.
Information: 747-6667 or museum.utep.edu. Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club is at 2
Permanent exhibits focus on the history of the p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 to discuss “Flatland”
Chihuahuan Desert. The Chihuahuan Desert by Edwin A. Abbott. Cost: $5.
Gardens on the museum grounds have more
National Border Patrol Museum and
than 800 species of plants native to the region.
Memorial Library — 4315 Transmountain
The Lhakhang Cultural Exhibit is open to the
Drive. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
public for viewing 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every
through Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday and
Wednesday, and 1 to 4:30 p.m. the first Sunday
major holidays. Admission is free. Information:
of the month.
759-6060 or borderpatrolmuseum.com.
El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study San Elizario Veterans Museum and
Center — 715 N. Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m. Memorial Walk — 1501-B Main Street in
to 5 p.m. weekdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and
San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday. Admission is free unless listed other-
Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
wise; donations welcome. Information: 351-
Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission
0048 or elpasoholocaustmuseum.org.
is free. Information: Ann Lara, 345-3741 or Ray
Showing through Nov. 5: “Rebirth After the
Borrego, 383-8529.
Holocaust: The Bergen-Belsen Displaced
Persons Camp, 1945-1950.” The photo-docu- Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305
mentary exhibition illuminates the history of Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta
Holocaust survivors in the years immediately Mission. The center features a museum on the
following their liberation from the Nazis. Tigua tribe, offering a glimpse of five centuries
A panel discussion on “Rebirth: A Discussion of Pueblo history and tradition. Hours are 10
on Immigration,” is 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
The discussion will focus on the experiences of Free children’s activities daily. Admission is
Holocaust survivors who made El Paso their free. Information: 859-7700, ysletadelsur-
home after World War II, and also on contem- pueblo.org.
porary stories of immigration. Panelists are Dr.
War Eagles Air Museum — 8012 Airport
Mimi Gladstein, professor of English and
Road, Doña Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa.
Theater Arts; Dr. Guillermina Gina Nunez-
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
Mchiri, associate professor of Anthropology;
Sunday. Admission: $5; $4 senior citizens and
and Father Bob Mosher of Columban Mission
military; free for children under 12.
Center. Reception precedes panel at 5:30 p.m.
Information: (575) 589-2000 or war-eagles-air-
Admission is free.
museum.com.
El Paso Museum of Archaeology —
4301 Transmountain (west of U.S. 54). Hours Las Cruces area
are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Branigan Cultural Center — Branigan
Closed Sundays, Mondays and city holidays.
Building, 501 N. Main, (Downtown Mall) Las
Admission is free. Information: 755-4332 or
Cruces. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
elpasotexas.gov/arch_museum/.
Tuesday through Friday (until 8 p.m.
Showing through Oct. 14: “Paquimé and the
Thursday); 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Casas Grandes Culture.” .
Information: (575) 541-2154, las-
El Paso Museum of History — 510 N. cruces.org/museums or on Facebook.
Santa Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday • Showing through Sept. 16: “Water on the
through Saturday (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), and Border,’ works by 19 border artists to bring
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Museum admission is awareness to lack of water and the importance
free, except for selected exhibits. Information: of the Rio Grande through art.
212-0320 or elpasotexas.gov/history. • Showing Sept. 1-Oct. 25: “Grand Ole
Showing in the Wall of Giants series is “First Opry,” black-and-white images by commercial
Steps: A Commemoration of St. Patrick photographer Gordon Gillingham.
Cathedral and Cathedral High School.” • Showing Sept. 1-Nov. 18: “A-1 Machine
The museum hosts tours of South El Paso Shop” by Mel Stone, a photographic tour of A-
Street 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, Meet in 1 Machine Shop, owned and operated by Las
front of the Plaza Theatre and progress down Cruces native Rudy Tirre for over 30 years.
South El Paso Street, stopping at locations that Artist reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1,
were once classic El Paso theaters. as part of the Downtown Ramble.
The monthly History Notes Lecture Series is
Los Portales Museum and Visitor 1 p.m. the second Thursday of each month.
Center — 1521 San Elizario Road. Hours are The Sept. 14 lecture is “Household Water
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday,
Quality in Rural Southern New Mexico: A 3-
noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
Year Study” by Dr. Erin Ward.
Information: 851-1682.
Las Cruces Museum of Nature and
Magoffin Home State Historic Site — Science — 411 N. Main in the Las Cruces
1120 Magoffin. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Downtown Mall. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30
Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m.
p.m. Tuesday through Friday (until 8 p.m.
Sunday. Visitors can begin their tour at the
Thursday); 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Visitor Center across the street (1117
Closed Sunday and Monday. Information: (575)
Magoffin, a restored 1901 home); closed
522-3120 or las-cruces.org/museums.
Sunday. Tours on the hour; last tour at 4 p.m.
a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Spanish language tours offered Thursday
through Saturday; call for availability. Cost: $4
($3 ages 6-18). Admission is free to Visitor Please see Page 29
Page 28 El Paso Scene September 2017
Museum Ruidoso Downs (N.M.) Race Track. Hours are
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday
gested donation. Information: (575) 538-5921
or silvercitymuseum.org.
hundreds of model and toy trains on display.
Hours are noon to 4:40 p.m. Wednesday
Cont’d from Page 29 (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Admission: Showing through Sept. 4: “The Disappearing through Sunday. Admission: $4. Information:
$7 ($5 for seniors, military; $2 children 6-16; Mining Landscape of Grant County,” an exhibit (575) 437-2855.
Las Cruces Railroad Museum — The free for children 5 and younger and museum by photographer Ann McMahon and geologist The 1/5 scale train track offers rides around
museum is in the Santa Fe train depot, 351 N. members). Information: (575) 378-4142, hub- Andrew Lindlof. Alameda Park 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday
Mesilla. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. bardmuseum.org or on Facebook. Showing through Dec. 31: “50 Years Ago in through Sunday. Cost: $4.
Tuesday through Friday (until 8 p.m. Thursday); Silver City,” as part of a year of events com-
Museum of the Big Bend — Sul Ross memorating the 50th anniversary of the Silver
Tularosa Basin Historical Society
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. State University (Entrance 3), Hwy 90 in Museum — Next door to the Alamogordo
during the First Friday Ramble. Admission is City museum. Artifacts and photographs of the
Alpine, Texas. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chamber of Commerce, 1301 White Sands
free; donations encouraged. Information: (575) era from the Silver City Museum’s collection
Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Blvd. (U.S. 54/70). Open from 10 a.m. to 4
647-4480 or museums.las-cruces.org. and on loan from community members will be
Sunday. Admission is free, donations accepted. p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3
on display.
NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum Information: (432) 837-8143, museum@sul- p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Information:
In conjunction with the anniversary is a series
— 4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. Hours ross.edu or museumofthebigbend.com. (575) 436-4438.
of panel discussions noon to 1 p.m. one
are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Six members of the Portrait Society of
America will paint a portrait of a model in three
Thursday each month. Sept. 21: Segregation in WNMU Museum — 1000 West College
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for Grant County Ave., Silver City, N.M. (575) 538-6386. Hours:
adults, $4 seniors 60 and older; $3 children age hours in a Face-Off event Sept. 2. Space is lim-
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday,
4-17; free for veterans. Information: (575) 522- ited; call for registration. Toy Train Depot — Alameda Park, 1991
Thursday and Friday; 1 to 4:30 p.m.
4100 or nmfarmandranchmuseum.org. Showing through Sept. 3: “Turning Points in N. White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo. An actual
Wednesday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Author and historian W. Michael Farmer pres- Teaching: Early Education and the Annual train depot built in 1898, the building now
and Sunday.
ents “Blood on the Sand: The Tularosa Basin Summer Normal in Alpine.” houses a gift shop and model shop, with more
Range War,” at 7 p.m. Sept. 14. The murder Showing Sept. 16-Dec. 17: “Charlie Russell than 1,200 feet of model railroad track and
and disappearance of Albert Fountain and his 8- Heads West,” exhibit featuring works by the
year-old son Henry near White Sands in 1896 is Cowboy Artist of America. Opening reception
one of the great unsolved mysteries of the is Saturday, Sept. 16.
Southwest. In conjunction with the exhibit is the muse-
Showing through Nov. 5: American Plains um’s 4th annual Heritage Dinner Friday, Sept.
Artists 32nd Annual Juried Exhibit & Sale in the 15, at Ritchey Brothers Build in Marathon; call
Legacy and Traditions galleries. for details, cost.
Showing through Dec. 3: “On the Wing: The New Mexico Museum of Space
Avian Photography of Nirmal Khandan.” History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. The
Crafts for Kids are selected, Saturdays. Crafts museum features the International Space Hall
are free with museum admission. of Fame and the Tombaugh IMAX Dome
NMSU Art Gallery — D.W. Williams Art Theater and Planetarium.
Center, 1390 E. University Ave, NMSU. Hours Space center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Admission: $6 ($5 for seniors and military, $4
Saturday. Admission is free. Designated free ages 4-12, children 3 and younger free).
parking on weekends and after 5 p.m. on Information: (877) 333-6589, (575) 437-2840
weekdays. Information: (575) 646-2545 or or nmspacemuseum.org.
uag.nmsu.edu. The Launch Pad Lecture Series is 9 to 11 a.m.
Showing Aug. 31-Sept. 30: “Fugitive Fibers”, the first Friday of each month. The Sept. 1
group show displaying work by four artists who lecture is “A long Way From Home: The Trip
utilize fiber in their practice to speak about of Voyager 1” by museum curator Sue Taylor.
contemporary binaries within the contexts of Admission is free; coffee and donuts provided.
found and created environments, by Sandra Next month’s lecture is Oct. 6, with “The
Doore, Erika Lynne Hanson, Jeana Eve Klein, Beep Heard Round the World: Sputnik 1.”
and Mara Lonner. Hanson and Lonner will The annual 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony
present an artist lecture at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. is 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, in conjunction
15, at 6 p.m., and Jeana Eve Klein & Sandra with Otero County Firefighters Association and
Doore will present a Skype lecture at 6 p.m. other first responder organizations.
Thursday, Sept. 21. Free admission ticket for Museum Day Live,
Saturday, Sept. 23, can be downloaded from
NMSU Museum — Kent Hall, University at Smithsonian.com.
Solano, Las Cruces. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. A Behind the Scenes Warehouse 1402 Tour is
Tuesday through Friday. Admission is free. 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30.
Information: (575) 646-5161 or See “Film Scene” for the IMAX schedule.
nmsu.edu/museum/. Combo tickets available (included museum
entrance and one IMAX ticket): $12 ($10 sen-
White Sands Missile Range Museum
iors and military, $8 children.
and Missile Park — Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The museum shuttle for the fall Trinity Site
Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tour is Saturday, Oct. 7. Tickets: $70; $60 for
Saturday and Sunday. Closed on federal holi-
museum members. Reservations: (575) 437-
days. Free admission. Information: (575) 678-
2840 ext. 41132.
8824 (local call) or wsmr-history.org.
Overland Trail Museum — Fort Davis,
Also Texas. Hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and
Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Information:
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum — 301 (915) 426-3161.
S. Silver, Deming, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is
Sacramento Mountains Historical
free. Information: (575) 546-2382, 1-800-848-
Museum — 1000 U.S. 82, across from the
Chamber of Commerce in Cloudcroft, N.M.
4955 or lunacountyhistoricalsociety.com
Summer hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday,
Geronimo Springs Museum — 211 Main Tuesday, Friday and Saturday; 1 to 4 p.m.
in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Hours are 9 Sundays. Admission: $5 ($3 ages 6 to 12); $1
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon military discount with valid ID. Information:
to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 ($2.50 stu- (575) 682-2932 or cloudcroftmuseum.com.
dents 6 to 18; free for ages 5 and younger).
Family rates: $15. Information: (575) 894-6600
Silver City Museum — 312 W. Broadway,
Silver City. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
or geronimospringsmuseum.com.
Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1RZ(QUROOLQJIRU%D
Hubbard Museum of the American Saturday and Sunday. Open until 7 p.m. the
West — 841 U.S. Hwy 70 West, next to first Friday of the month. Admission: $3 sug-

September 2017 El Paso Scene Page 29
Tumblewords Project — The writing • Sept. 9: How to Catch a Monster
workshops are 12:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. • Sept. 16: Princesses Wear Pants debut, and
Saturdays at the Memorial Park Public Library Pancakes for Dinner
meeting room, 3200 Copper. Workshops are • Sept. 23: Big Words for Little Geniuses
free and open to all writers. No workshops • Sept. 30: Runny Babbit Returns.
Sept. 2. Information: 328-5484 or on Facebook. through Saturday, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, in Silver at ElPasoGLBTBookGroup.
Barnes & Noble (West Side) — 705
• Sept. 9: “The Suprasegmental of Narrative” City, N.M. More than 50 Southwest authors The next discussion is on “The Persian Boy”
Sunland Park. Information: 581-5353.
with Felípe de Ortego y Gasca, Scholar in gather to discuss their lives and works of fic- by Mary Renault at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept.
Children’s storytimes are 10 a.m. Fridays and
Residence at Western New Mexico University. tion, non-fiction, poetry, theater and more. 18, at Borderland Rainbow Center, 2714
11 a.m. Saturdays.
He has appeared in a major motion picture, This year’s theme is “Word Travels Fast” Wyoming.
written plays, and was the fifth Mexican Events are free except for Saturday’s banquet, Barnes & Noble (East) — The Fountains
Murder She Read — The Eastside chapter
American in the U.S. to hold a Ph.D. in English. and open to the public; some event spaces lim- at Farah, 8889 Gateway West,. Information:
of the book discussion group supporting
• Sept. 16: ”Dear Younger Me” with Yvonne ited. All events are free and open to the public. 590-1932. Author Michelle Hackney and illus-
women mystery writers meets 7 to 8 p.m.
Collin, a writer and visual artist who works Information, full schedule: (575) 313-3172 or trator Mia Ortiz will sign their book, “Mama’s
Tuesday, Sept. 5, to discuss “Midnight
with grease pencil, watercolor, and crayon. swwordfiesta.org. Leche,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10.
Crossing” by Tricia Fields at Rio Norte
• Sept. 23: ”Autumn Beginnings” with Sheela Keynote address is by Stella Pope Duarte, a Children’s storytime is 11 a.m. every
Retirement Center Activity Center, 1941 Saul
Wolford. Wolford’s workshop will delve into Humanities Scholar at the 2015 festival, who Saturday.
Kleinfeld. The group regularly meets the first
the areas of our lives where we have sacrificed will focus on how her childhood in a largely
our happiness for someone else; lost identity; Mexican American barrio in Phoenix has influ-
Tuesday of each month, and is open to anyone. Barnes & Noble (Las Cruces) — 700 S.
Admission is free. Information: 629-7063 or Telshor in Mesilla Valley Mall. Information:
or gone into the fogginess of indecision. enced and inspired her writing.
labodda9@aol.com. (575) 522-4499.
• Sept. 30: “100 Thousand Poets for Change” Ten featured writers will participate in ses-
The Oct. 3 book is “Death in the Off-Season” Author Michelle Hackney and illustrator Mia
with Donna Snyder. Poets, musicians, and sions focusing on “Southwest Stories—The
by Francine Matthews. Ortiz will sign their book, “Mama’s Leche,” at 1
artists around the world will stage events simul- Word in the World.”
p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9.
taneously Sept. 30 in the sixth annual event. Barnes and Noble Saturday story-
LGBT book group — The bimonthly book Author W. Michael Famer will sing copies of
Snyder will address the power of poets to times — El Paso’s East Side and West Side,
group meets on odd-numbered month. his latest novel “Blood of the Devil” at 1 p.m.
effect change in the world. and the Las Cruces Mesilla Valley Mall locations
Saturday, Sept. 16. The book is second in his

T
Includes potluck supper. Information: 566- all offer Saturday storytimes. See individual list-
Southwest Festival of the Written 5549, 861-2909 or 471-9396 or on Facebook “Killer of Witches” series.
ings for times.
Word — The literary festival is Thursday Children’s storytimes are 10 a.m. Fridays, and
• Sept. 2: Uni the Unicorn and the Dream
11 a.m. Saturdays. Curious George visits Friday,
Come True
Sept. 22,.

he editor in me always shudders
when I hear someone use the
phrase “personal friend.” It
sounds redundant — what other kind of
friend is there? But now in the Facebook
age, “friends” are often not personal at
all. I get “friend requests” all the time
from people I don’t know.
The fact is that “friend” is a rather
broad word. Its meaning stretches from what we’re used to. It’s more like
social media followers to people we’ve becoming friends with the boss after
known practically all our life. Most of years of loyal, diligent service. It comes
the people I refer to as friends are just when you no longer see the boss as
people whose lives crossed with mine someone giving you orders because you
for a brief time. We enjoy running into totally embrace the work that needs to
each other occasionally, but don’t make be done. The boss isn’t interfering with
much of an effort to stay in contact. your life; your boss is giving you life.
But if we’re fortunate, there are a few I often hear some Christians talk about
friends who actually become a living their “personal relationship with Jesus.”
part of our life. Somewhere along the That word “personal” can be tricky.
way, they became a part of us and we Sometimes it implies a relationship that
became a part of them. When we go too is very private and intimate, as if Jesus
long without seeing them or talking to is our BFF that we can pour our hearts
them, we feel a sense of loss. out to. We think we can just jump into
It’s obvious that Jesus did not use the that kind of relationship with him with-
word “friend” casually. According to the out actually living the life he taught.
Gospel of John, he waited until his last The emphasis on “personal” can also
night together with the disciples to tell minimize the role of the church in our
them, “You are my friends if you do spiritual life, treating corporate worship
what I command. I no longer call you and fellowship as optional. Sometimes
servants, because a servant does not we just prefer to stay away from other
know his master’s business. Instead, I Christians because they seem to get in
have called you friends, for everything the way of our relationship with Jesus.
that I learned from my Father I have It’s a little like joining a football team
made known to you.” (John 15:14-15) and expecting to be buddies with the
Some people think being a Christian coach during training camp. That’s not
isn’t much more than sending a friend the way it works. We have to follow the
request to Jesus, and we assume he coach’s orders first. And that also means
accepts all friend requests. But Jesus set honoring our role with the rest of the
a very high standard for friendship. team. If we respect the coach’s authority
For Jesus, obedience came first. and give the team everything we’ve got,
Without obedience, there is no friend- then one day we may realize that our
ship. That sounds a little strange in relationship with the coach has become
today’s world — we don’t really expect more personal, and we may actually call
our friends to tell us what to do. each other friends.
The friendship that Jesus refers to in
what’s known as his “Farewell Randy Limbird is editor of
Discourse” after the Last Supper is a El Paso Scene. Comments?
much different kind of friendship than Send to randy@epscene.com

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The show that will happen
Ozzy Osbourne had a run of shows named
the “No More Tours Tour,” The Who has had
countless treks across the globe with the
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reporter a few years back, which at the time
made perfect sense as members of the band
had not been on speaking terms for over two
decades. This is all fantastic news for us here
in the Sun City as the band has made the Sun
Bowl a stop for this momentous happening,
even though the original band is not fully
intact. Missing in action are original drum-
mer Steven Adler, who has made a few sur- Hard Working Americans,
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6. The set list is heavy on the band’s debut Todd Snider amassed an impressive congre-
album and its Illusions album, and they have gation in the summer of 2016, primarily in
added to their standard covers with some Alabama. Of course he isn’t singing this ser-
unusual remake choices. Be sure to get there mon by himself — he has his trusted Hard

& Florence Street Gallery
early as that little band from Texas, ZZ Top, Working Americans band with him, consist-
opens the show (see the end of this column ing of Widespread Panic’s Dave Schools,

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release. For those keeping score that’s three “School Days.” The band once again proves
discs since 2015. The collection doesn’t not only are they Hard Working Americans,
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from him, but this one has a decidedly folki- out there with this killer performance.
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“Holding on to You (Holding on to Me),”
which goes into explicit nature bodily fluids
Cinco,” Rhino Records
exchanged in an undisclosed location on Before they show up on the Sun Bowl stage,
Sunset Blvd. He continues to get right to the you may want to take some time to find out
point with “I am a Racist,” which vividly where it all began for these boys from the
attacks racism in America. On the unprint- Lone Star State. Luckily for us Rhino
able titled 7th track he weighs two diametri- records has made that easier by taking us
cally opposed thoughts. If that doesn’t even back close to half century ago. The label has
have you mildly interested, and if nothing upgraded their first vinyl records, presenting
else to find out what the title is, you them in the limited edition “ZZ Top: Cinco
Damnwell better check your pulse because The First Five LPs” box set. Each platter’s
this is certainly worth your time. audio is taken from the original London
Masters, pressed on 180-gram audiophile
Matthew Sweet, “Tomorrow quality vinyl, and all artwork has been faith-
Forever,” Honeycomb Hideout fully replicated. The box itself is made to
look like the custom “Nudie Suit” the band
His career started over 30 years ago and would wear back in the day. The collection
grew largely thanks to a very devoted cult starts off with the aptly named “ZZ Top’s
following. He was a critical darling since the First Album,” which introduces us to their
start, and even bubbled up commercially in blend of blues, rock, southern sound and
1991 for a few moments, but it’s a crime that humorous moments. “Rio Grande Mud” was
mass acceptance was never received for their sophomore effort and you can feel the
Matthew Sweet. He shook off his Bangles band start to get their stride. Next up is “Tres
counterpart about a decade ago, well after he Hombres” — this one got a lot of love, espe-
said goodbye to his old friends, fellow cially with “Waitin’ for the Bus,” “Jesus Just
singer-songwriters Pete Droge and Shawn Left Chicago,” and “La Grange,” the last
Mullins. But on this outing he has picked up always being a concert favorite. Then comes
some new famous faces, including a different the bizarre “Fandango” with half the tracks
member from a band that “Walked Like An being live and the other cuts new studio
Egyptian.” It was 2011 when we last heard songs. This one gave us “Tush.” Lastly is
his sugar-sweet sounds in solo form, which “Tejas.” Start cramming because the final
may be the reason for the new “Tomorrow exam is Sept. 6.
Forever,” bursting with 17 original cuts. At
52, he is still the master craftsman when it Keep an eye out for these releases:
comes to power pop. His magic formula Foo Fighters — “Concrete And Gold”
includes jangly guitar, under four-minute The Killers — “Wonderful Wonderful”
tracks and naturally some great harmonies.
Living Colour — “Shade”
The new cast of characters includes Debbie
Peterson of the Bangles, Gary Louris of the Motörhead — “Under Cover”
Jayhawks, and the Zombies’ Rod Argent. I Toadies — “The Lower Side Of Uptown”
hope his idea of “Tomorrow Forever” isn’t Brian Chozick is owner of Tumblin’
another six years, but if it is, we’ll need Dice Music. Drop him a line at
another dose of fructose sooner than that. tumblindicemusic@netscape.net.

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Alberto Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Opening reception is 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7.
Studio and Gift Shop — 1445 Main Street The exhibit displays an extensive part of the
in San Elizario. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily life of this unique couple through the lens
Wednesday through Saturday, and 12:30 to of photographers. Presented with the
4:30 p.m. Sunday and by appointment. Consulate General of Mexico, Chamizal
Information: 851-0742 or 474-1800, or alber- National Memorial and Centro Cultural
toescamilla.com. Mexicano Paso del Norte.
The gallery and House of Positive Karma will
Chinati Foundation — Marfa, Texas.
have a Customer Appreciation Weekend 11
Created by artist Donald Judd, the Chinati
a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16-
Foundation houses one of the world’s largest
17, with refreshments, appetizers and dis-
collections of permanently installed contempo-
counts. Free gift with purchase.
rary art. The collection is open for guided tours
Art Avenue Gallery — 1618 Texas, Suite throughout the year at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
E. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday Wednesday through Sunday. Grounds close at
through 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. 5 p.m. Admission is $10 ($5 for students, sen-
Information: 213-4318 or theartave.com. iors). Full tour is $25 ($10 students).
Showing through Sept. 11: is “Mexica Information: (432) 729-4362 or chinati.org.
Legends,” a collaborative effort of works by Sunrise at Chinati is 7:30 to 9 a.m. Sunday,
Joey Delgato and Diego Martinez and inspired Sept. 3, with viewings of Donald Judd’s 100
through musical influences from tenor Rodrigo works in mill aluminum and 15 freestanding
Garcia Morelos and soprano Paola Treviño works in concrete as well as Robert Irwin’s
Todd from OME. untitled (dawn to dusk). Admission: $10.
The annual Chinati Weekend is Friday
Arts International — El Paso Art through Sunday, Oct. 6-8.
Association hosts the 50th annual Arts
International, Texas’s largest international Crossland Gallery — The El Paso Art
juried art exhibit, Sept. 2-Oct. 4 at Association’s gallery is at 500 W. Paisano (in
International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana. the Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are 11 a.m.
Works by more than 60 artists are featured. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3
This year’s judge is Lyuba Titovets, and jurors p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. Information:
are Robert Highsmith, Rosario Ponte, and 534-7377, office@elpasoartassociation.com,
Kimberly René Vanecek. Information: 534-7377 CrosslandArtGallery.com, or on Facebook.
or artsinternat.com. Opening reception 4 to 7 Showing through Sept. 23: “Fresh Faces 2,”
p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. Artist Talk is 2-4 p.m. featuring young perspectives and hybrid art
Sunday, Sept. 17. from both EPAA members and non-members.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Showing Sept. 29-Nov. 4: “1-2-3 Friends.”
Wednesday Thursday and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Entry deadline is Sept. 19; open to watercolor,
Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. pastel and plein air artists. Opening reception is
5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29.
Autumn Art Fest — The show featuring Life Drawing lessons are offered 5:30-8:30
several former members of Sunland Art Gallery p.m. Thursdays at the Art Junction upstairs.
is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, in the Cost: $10; students bring their own supplies.
Upper Valley home of artist Rachel Davis at
5737 Montoya. Select artists in the show are: El Paso County Fair youth art submis-
Rachel Davis, beaded crosses; Nina Eaton and sions — El Paso County Fair Association is
Lisa Williams, photography; Candy Mayer, sponsoring a juried art exhibition for children
Melinda Etzold, and Rachel Murphree, paint- 16 and under. The two categories will be Art
ings; Julia Cipriano, Rose Hines and Catherine (any medium) and Photography (Color and
Waterhouse, jewelry; Romy Hawkins, metal B&W), broken into divisions based on age.
art; Audrey Alderete, ceramic yard art; Cactus Registration forms:
Mary, soaps; Dave Wieters, wood turning; epcountyparks.com/news/epcfa
Terry Avalos, glass yard art; Brenda Montoya, Works accepted 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 11-
wreaths; Lisa Craig, glass art; Lynda Carillo, 14, and will be on display at the El Paso
designer organizers; and Juan Stockmeyer, County Fair Sept. 21-24, at the El Paso
metal work. Information: 630-3013. County Coliseum. Information: epcfa.org.
Take I-10 to Redd. Take Redd to Montoya,
El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts
turn Right and go 3 blocks.
Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9
Celebration of Our Mountains Art a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and
Exhibit — The 17th annual exhibit opens Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to
with a reception at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, 9 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free unless
and runs through December at Ardovino’s noted otherwise. Information: 212-0300 or
Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in elpasoartmuseum.org.
Sunland Park. Information: (575) 589-0653 or Showing through Sept. 17: “An American
ardovinos.com. Animator, Don Bluth,” celebrating the 10th
anniversary of the Plaza Classic Film Festival.
Chamizal galleries — Chamizal National An El Paso native, Bluth became one of
Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Franklin G. Smith Disney’s master animators, and later formed
Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday Don Bluth Productions.
through Friday; weekends by request. Showing through Sept. 24: “Female
Admission is free. Information: 532-7273 or Portraits: A Connection Between Artists and
nps.gov/cham/. Models” in the Tom Lea Gallery.
Showing Sept. 7-Dec. 22: “Diego Rivera and Showing through Oct. 8: “Spirit Lines: Helen
Frida Kahlo: Una Sonrisa a mitad del Camino,” Hardin Etchings.”
a photographic exhibition of one of the art
world’s most iconic and controversial couples. Please see Page 33
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Art Scene Pastel Society of El Paso — The society’s
next meeting is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday,
Cont’d from Page 32 Sept. 14, at the International Museum of Art,
1211 Montana. Members will bring the results
Showing Sept. 8-Jan. 7: “Gardens of Earthly
of their summer project. Members who attend-
and Unearthly Delights.” Taking an expansive
ed the Pastel Convention in Albuquerque in
view of the garden theme, the exhibit juxtapos-
June will report on what they learned. The pro-
es both historical and contemporary art and is
gram is free and open to the public; bring a
composed entirely of works from the collec-
sack lunch. Information: 581-4971.
tion of the El Paso Museum of Art.
Rio Bravo Watercolorists — The group’s
‘Foto Frontera’ Visual Stills exhibit —
monthly meeting is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday,
Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe Cultural and
Sept. 20, at Schwartz Branch Library, 1865
Technology Center, 721 S. Ochoa (first floor),
Dean Martin. Guest demo artist is Laurel
hosts the 4th annual invitational photography
Weathersbee, whose talents include experi-
exhibit by area photographers Sept. 8-Oct.
mental watercolor, papermaking, collage,
20, in celebration of Chicano Heritage Month.
nature appreciation, creative writing and mis-
Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
cellaneous crafts. The public is invited.
Friday. Admission is free. Information: 545-
Information: Linda Parsons, 549-2950.
7190, lafe-ep.org or on Facebook.
Weathersbee plans to demonstrate her tech-
The collection features works of photogra-
niques for creating a watercolor collage.
phers Emmitt Booher, Claudia Cárdenas,
Patrick Craig, Sazhrah Gutiérrez, Karen Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald
Hymer, Barbara McCourt, Paulo Peres, Dave Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is off Dawson
Quintana, and Roger Spencer-Jones. El Paso Drive next to the Sun Bowl. Hours are 10 a.m.
photographers Federico Villalba, Arturo to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (open until 7
Enriquez and Vallarie Enriquez curated this p.m. Thursday) and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
exhibit and have several of their own works in Information: 747-6151, rubincenter.utep.edu or
this collection as well. Opening reception is 6 on Facebook at RubinCenter.
to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8. The center’s September Soiree fundraiser
under the stars is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22,
Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon.
with a whiskey tasting, hors d’oeuvres and live
The gallery specializes in local and early El Paso
music by Kikimora. Tickets: $50.
art. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday,
Showing through Sept. 29:
Wednesday and Friday; noon to 7 p.m.
• “Lxs Dos: Pásele, Pásele” presents the work
Thursday or by appointment. Information: 533-
of Christian and Ramon Cardenas, a married
9090 or halmarcus.com.
couple who together form the artist collabora-
An opening reception is 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday,
tive Lxs Dos. Their dynamic, character-driven
Aug. 31, for “el paso miniatures,” featuring
artwork can be seen in public spaces through-
works of more than two dozen artists. The
out El Paso and Juarez. The artists create visual
exhibit continues through Jan. 12.
tributes to sometimes invisible aspects of bor-
Krystyna Robbins workshop — The der life – street vendors and immigrants, graffi-
well-known El Paso artist will host a Fall Studio ti, posters and traditional sign-making, musi-
Workshop, “Put a Knife to Your Still LIfes,” cians and youth culture.
Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 3-5, at her • “Erika Harrsch: Under the Same Sky … We
studio at 5070 Yucca Place (off Country Club Dream” video installation that focuses on chil-
Road). The “Dynamic Workshop” is limited to dren who cross borders, both with and without
6-8 students. Cost is $195. Information, regis- their families, and highlights the conditions of
tration: 584-0953 or 309-1898, krystyna_rob- immigrant minors both at the border and with-
bins@sbcglobal.net. Web: in the United States.
krystynarobbins.com. Showing through Dec. 15: “Simplified
World” by Suzi Davidoff, drawings on found
La Galeria de la Misíon de Senecú — maps and globes and with an accompanying
The Ysleta Independent School District’s gallery
hand-drawn animation.
is at 8455 Alameda. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday. Admission is free. San Elizario Art District — Several gal-
Information: 434-9703, 434-9711, or on leries and artist studios are located 1445 to
Facebook at YISDFineArts. 1501 Main Street near the San Elizario Plaza on
Showing Sept. 7-Oct. 5: The Annual Faculty the Mission Trail. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday
Art Exhibit. Reception is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
Thursday, Sept. 7. noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 474-1800
Artist entries for the annual Virgen de or 851-0093.
Guadalupe exhibit are being taken through To get there, take Loop 375 South from I-10,
Nov. 9. exit Socorro Rd., then drive 7 miles east to
Main Street.
‘Making Your Mark” artist panel — A Featured gallery artists include Albert
panel discussion and reception with profession-
Escamilla, Robert Dozal, Rob Mack, Palmira
al artists, moderated by David Griffin, is is 6 to
Lopez, Manuel Alvarado, Maria Branch, Bert
8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at UTEP’s Rubin
Saldaña, Joanna Franco, Melissa Himes, M.
Center for the Visual Arts, for those who wish
Concepcion, Robert Lichlyter, Amado Pena Jr.
to pursue a career in art and fine crafts. Part of
and Arturo Avalos.
the Taste of Las Artistas Series. Information:
lasartistas.org. Star City Studio/OM Gallery — 120 W.
Castellano. Information: starcitystudioproduc-
Mural Dedication - Consulate General of tions.com, 731-6271 or 240-5756 .
Mexico, Transteclco, The University of Texas
Opening noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16,
in El Paso and the Centro Cultural Mexicano
is “For the Love of EARTH: A Recycled Art
Paso del Norte host a mural dedication for “A
Exhibit.” Two $50 Michael’s gift cards will be
Bridge Uniting Two Countries” by Paloma
given out during reception.
Vainey, noon Thursday, Sept. 14, at Consulate
Entries taken through noon, Monday, Sept. 4,
General of Mexico, 910 E. San Antonio, with
from any student or adult artist in the El Paso,
remarks by UTEP President Dr. Diana
Las Cruces, Juarez area; $20 entry fee per
Natalicio.
piece to all accepted entries.

Please see Page 34
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Art Scene of each month. September’s featured artists are
Rami Scully and Ray Baird.
Cont’d from Page 33 Mesquite Art Gallery — 340 N. Mesquite,
Susan Eisen Fine Jewelry & Watches — Las Cruces. Showing in September are images
5857 N. Mesa, Ste. 19. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from the annual dancing at Tortugas by photog-
Tuesday through Saturday. Information: 584- rapher David Shaw. Shaw will be donating the
0022 or susaneisen.com. Tortugas portfolio to the Smithsonion.
Showing through Sept. 17: First in a series Reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9.
of exhibitions and sales of artwork by El Paso Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and
artist Russell Waterhouse. Friday, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Information: (575)
640-3502 or mesquiteartgallery.com.
Las Cruces/Mesilla Rokoko Art Gallery — 1785 Avenida de
Cutter Gallery — 2640 El Paseo (at Mercado in Mesilla. Hours are noon to 5 p.m.
University), Las Cruces. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 Saturdays; most other days by appointment.
p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: (505) 690-6915 or rokokoart.com.
Saturday. Information: (575) 541-0658 or the- Showing through early September is
cuttergallery.com. “Abstraction Action,” including paintings,
Showing Sept. 7-Oct. 5: “Ebony encaustics, photography and sculpture.
Wings and Other Things,” paintings by Linda
The Gallery at Big Picture — 2001 E.
Gendall. Gendall has always been intrigued by
Lohman, Suite 109, Las Cruces. Hours are 10
the large soot-black birds, which visit Las
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9:30
Cruces annually but stay only a short time. Six
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Information: (575)
raven paintings form the centerpiece of her lat-
647-0508. Showing are works by Carmen
est exhibit. Opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m.
Navar and Laurie Churchill, with Navar’s
Thursday, Sept. 7.
newest body of work “Moments of Now,” and
Las Cruces Museum of Art — 491 N. Churchill’s whimsical series of mermaids,
Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to “MerMania” Opening reception is 5 to 8 p.m.
4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday (until 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15.
Thursday), 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5
Tombaugh Gallery — First Unitarian
to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble.
Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S.
Closed Sunday and Monday. Information: (575)
Solano. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
541-2137 or las-cruces.org/museums.
Friday and Saturday. Information: (575) 522-
Showing through Oct. 21: The biennial
7281 or uuchurchlc.org.
“From The Ground Up XXVII” exhibit by
Showing Sept. 10-Oct. 27: “Migration
Potters’ Guild of Las Cruces.
Towards Stillness,” pottery, paintings and tap-
Events in conjunction with the exhibit:
estries by Scott and Susan Goewey. Susan
• Gallery talk by ceramist Suzanne Kane is 1:30
Goeway’s works consist of landscape tapestries
p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2.
and paintings. Ceramics artist Scott Goeway
• “Influence of Ancient Potter” talk with
produced functional pottery for peoples’ every-
ceramist Glenn Shcwaiger on her recent travels
day lives, and has now added sculptural works
to China is 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4.
and carved porcelain to his pieces. Artist recep-
Reading Art Book Club meets at 2:30 p.m.
tions are 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept.
the second Wednesday of every month, next
10, and Oct. 1.
door in the Museum of Nature and Science
classroom. The Sept. 13 book is “American
Wilderness: The Story of the Hudson River Also
School of Painting” by Barbara Babcock
Deming Arts Center — The Deming Arts
Millhouse. Meetings are free and open to the
Council’s gallery and gift shop is at 100 Gold
public.
Street in Deming, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4
An “Art of Peace” presentation is 1 to 3 p.m.
p.m. Monday through Saturday. Showing Sept.
Saturday, Sept. 16, in celebration of
2-29: “States of Motion,” works by Deming
“International Day of Peace.”
residents Brian Pottorff, multi-media, and Ron
Art Tales are 10 to 11 a.m. the second
Wolfe, photography. Opening reception is 1 to
Tuesday of each month for kids, bringing read-
3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. Admission is free.
ing and art together with hands-on projects.
Information, details: (575) 546-3663,
The Sept. 12 book is
demingarts.org or on Facebook.
“The Man who Set the Town Dancing” by
Candice Stanford. Purchase Prize Award Show — Artists
The Fall Session one of the museum’s Studio from across New Mexico are featured in Grant
Programs Art Classes run through Oct. 7, for County Art Guild’s 32nd annual Purchase Prize
children, teens and adults. Registration being Award Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through
taken for Session Two running Oct. 18-Dec. Sunday, Sept. 22-24 and Sept. 29-Oct. 1, at
9: museums.las-cruces.org. Hearst Church Gallery in Pinos Altos, N.M. (6
miles north of Silver City on Hwy 15). This
MAS Art — 126 N. Main in Las Cruces.
year’s theme is “Western Realism.” The judge
Hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through
is El Paso artist Krystyna Robbins. Opening
Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
reception is 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19.
Information: (575) 526-9113.
Information: (575) 590-1588, gcag.org or on
Showing in September is “Portraits Plus,”
Facebook at Grant County Art Guild.
works by Carolyn Bunch. The exhibit includes
Robbins will offer a workshop for artists of all
oils, pastels and mixed watercolor mediums, as
leven and media Sept. 20-22. Reservations:
well as an oil monotype. Opening reception is 5
(575) 590-1588, (575) 590-1587 or fevafo-
to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1.
tos@gmail.com.
Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery —
Rio Bravo Fine Art — 110 Broadway in
2470-A Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, across
Truth or Consequences, N.M. Gallery hours
from the Fountain Theatre. Hours are 10 a.m.
are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through
to 5 p.m. daily. The gallery features more than
Sunday. Information: (575) 894-0572 or rio-
30 artists in various media. New works dis-
bravofineartgallery.com.
played every three months. Information: (575)
Showing throug Sept. 24 is “Out of a Box”
522-2933 or mesillavalleyfinearts.com.
Cardboard Sculptures by Susan Noreen.
Receptions are 1 to 4 p.m. the first Saturday

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‘Gardens’ exhibit highlights
Museum’s permanent works
F
or most, the term “garden” evokes a
diverse selection of imagery ranging
from exquisite creations such as
those which surround European castles
down to metropolitan sites which encour-
age leisurely recreation, or more common-
ly verdant flower beds or row upon row of
edible vegetables. This same diversity can
also be found in the world of art. Here
compositions may suggest poetic atmos-
phere and mystery, symbolize concepts
ranging from virginal chasteness to sensual
abandonment, or simply serve as vehicles
that explore the use of color and expansive
brushwork.
Drawing upon the expansive options sug-
gested by this garden theme, Patrick Shaw ly old next to something really new is an
Cable, senior curator at the El Paso Early Italian Renaissance Madonna and
Museum of Art, has assembled an exciting Child (1467) from our Kress collection.
exhibition entitled “Gardens of Earthy and The background of the image contains
Unearthly Delights,” which opens in schematically rendered pomegranate
Woody and Gale Hunt Family gallery groves. The virgin in the garden is symbol-
Sept. 8, and will hang through January. ic of chasteness and fertility. This piece
Curated exclusively from the EPMA’s per- will be presented in proximity to one of
manent collection of European, American, our newest acquisitions, ‘Be Fruitful,’
Mexican and contemporary art, this imagi- which also focuses on themes of fertility
native exhibition brings together more than and innocence. In order to create this
50 works of art with a variety of overlap- work, video artist, Asya Reznikov, used a
ping themes to present a rich exploration classic painting of Adam and Eve in the
of the term garden, and its fertile connec- Garden as the backdrop for a video presen-
tions to art, life and culture. tation in which she used her own baby to
Cable relates, “I was first introduced to symbolize fruitfulness and new life.”
this theme through a Canadian exhibition Complementing this show will be various
entitled ‘The Feast - Food and Art.’ It was educational and public programs such as,
all about the rituals which surround the “Los Jardines Floral Celebration” Sept. 21,
preparation and serving of food, and the when local florists will create arrange-
symbolism of food in religion, for example ments inspired by themes of the exhibi-
‘The Last Supper’ or the Eucharist. This tion; and “Beer in the Gardens” Oct. 14,
thematic approach was enhanced by the when El Paso’s Dead Beach Brewery will
fact that it included both historical and offer floral-infused beers.
contemporary pieces.” The “Gardens” exhibit is just one exam-
He explained that juxtaposing works ple of how the museum gives the public an
from different time periods lets viewers opportunity to enjoy the museum’s perma-
see connections they would never have nent collection, with contains more than
thought of before. 7,000 pieces ranging from paintings to
“Gardens have so many contexts in works on paper, retablos, and sculptures,
everyday life: leisure activities, symbol- noted the museum’s new director, Dr.
ism, cultural and religious implications so Victoria Ramirez.
I wanted to cover all these bases in a broad “We have a very robust schedule for
view of the term garden. For me, the chal- rotating works on display. For instance we
lenge in curating this particular exhibition will be opening an exciting new reinstalla-
was developing the concept using what tion of the Mithoff and Roderick Galleries
was available in the EPMA collection. which house our American and Mexican
“The early 20th century gardens will pri- Collections. We are also looking at new
marily be flowers, whether painted impres- plans for the Tom Lea Gallery and the
sionistically or more realistically. Our col- Rogers Grand Lobby, both of which fea-
lection just happens to contain a number of ture 20th and 21st century art.”
wonderful canvases by 20th Century Ramirez emphasized that the EPMA col-
Rhode Island-based artist Mabel May lection in its entirety is stored on site. “We
Woodward, which fits the theme perfectly. have climate-controlled areas for all the art
“I also want to touch on garden as sym- including large sculptures, works on paper
bol in which I will use religious works. (including photography), retablos, and
For gardens as a site of leisure and life I paintings. Each medium requires special
have chosen an 18th century painting storage to stabilize it and keep it in pristine
showing some figures in a cultivated park, condition. Rows of wire racks are used for
and a nice piece entitled ‘For Dinner’ by hanging art, and works on paper are often
Mexican artist Carmen Limas Garza, who stored flat in archival boxes.”
paints in a naive, folk art style. We also
have some beautiful charcoal drawings by
(El Paso artist) Suzi Davidoff . In addition,
Art festivals
I will touch on artists viewing landscape as Cooler weather seems to be the incentive
gardens; the way they romanticize it. An for the Fall Art Festival season to begin.
example of this is a piece by Gustave With El Paso’s limited gallery scene, more
Bauman of mountains in the background and more artists are participating in a vari-
framed by hollyhock plants.
“One striking example of something real- Please see Page 36
September 2017 El Paso Scene Page 35
Gallery Talk
Cont’d from Page 35
High school was
Taking a Look Back
ety of diverse venues as a way to show
and sell their art.
3 strikes and out by John McVey Middagh
One of the longest running of these is the
attended three different high schools
traditional Franciscan Festival of Arts held
at the Franciscan Retreat Center in Mesilla
Park each Labor Day Weekend. This
year’s dates are Sept. 2-3.
I and didn’t make it out of my second
ninth grade year at any of them. At El
Paso High I got into a disagreement with
ing she is the academic in the family and
I the student of the unknown/outdoors.
Our kids followed the same pattern.
Christina became a very good special-ed
the B-team football coach, Frank
A new addition to the calendar comes 10 teacher in Albuquerque. John Jr. is the
Christian. I had quit the team because of
a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23: The outdoors type — a cowboy, welder,
his constant hammering, “hit harder,
Autumn Art Festival is a new venue for heavy equipment operator, and has been
Middagh, harder.” He had caught me
art shopping that will showcase the work with the railroad for 19 years.
before in the school hall after the bell
of 18 of the El Paso Art Associations’s I ran into my old football coach Frank
had rung and warned me I’d get a pad-
most dedicated artists. When the Sunland Christian when he came knocking at our
dling if he caught me again. This time I
Art Gallery closed last April, Association door months after our son was born. He
was bending over to get a drink at the
members began looking for other ways to sold life insurance with American
water fountain just outside my classroom
sell their work. Rachel Davis, a beaded Amicable out of Waco, Texas to fill his
door when the bell rang. I hear this rum-
cross artist, had always wanted to have a summers and wanted to show us an
bling coming down the 3rd floor hall
show at her home, 5737 Montoya in the insured savings plan for John Jr.
with Coach yelling, “Middagh I told
Upper Valley. Supported by Candy Mayer The plan was a good one. We took the
you, it’s swats.” I simply said, “No
and Nina Eaton, Davis turned that wish leap and I mentioned, “I could sell that
you’re not going to touch me.” That led
into a reality. plan and be a fireman, too.” He agreed
me to me walking out of the vice-princi-
Artists in the show are: Rachel Davis, “The Madonna of the Oleanders,” (c. 1933) and set me up with the company. We
pal’s office, at mid-semester.
Beaded Crosses; Nina Eaton and Lisa by William de Leftwich Dodge (1867-1935). worked together all that summer, but
Second semester my parents enrolled
Williams, Photography; Candy Mayer, Oil on canvas. Gift of Leftwich D. never talked about why I left El Paso
me at Cathedral High School. There they
Melinda Etzold, & Rachel Murphree, Kimbrough. High. I finally asked him about it when
Paintings; Julia Cipriano, Rose Hines and wanted me to get a haircut and stop
Photo courtesy of El Paso Museum of Art he was preparing to start teaching again.
Catherine Waterhouse, Jewelry; Romy wearing white shoes. I couldn’t under-
He confirmed all the details of the story
Hawkins, Metal art; Audrey Alderete, stand why, so I took to leaving school
feature juried artists and artisans. Mark as I remembered them.
Ceramic Yard Art; Cactus Mary, Soaps; early, only to be rounded up by Brother
your calendar now for the 46th annual He admitted he’d forgotten, but had
Dave Wieters, Wood Turning; Terry Brazell, the principal, a number of times.
Renaissance ArtsFaire Nov. 4-5 in Young had a funny feeling something had come
Avalos, Glass Yard Art; Brenda Montoya, Park in Las Cruces; and for Las Artistas The next year I was enrolled at El Paso
up between us back then. Frank and I are
Wreaths; Lisa Craig, Glass Art; Lynda Art and Fine Crafts Show Nov. 18-19 at Tech in auto mechanics and was doing
still friends after all these years.
Carillo, Designer Organizers; and Juan Epic Railyard Event Center, 2201 Mills well with Mr. Tice. It was shop, hands-
I give American Amicable a lot of the
Stockmeyer, Metalwork. Street in El Paso. on learning. Halfway through the year I
credit for my education, book-wise.
You’ll have to wait until November for just walked away at age 17, joining the
They had me in a school in Waco about
two of the region’s biggest festivals that Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer U.S. Navy. I spent three months at boot
every three months for the ten years I
specializing in the visual arts. camp in San Diego, then two years in
worked with them. It helped prepare me
Japan and one year in and out of
to start the Cowboy Trading Post, my
Vietnam delivering frozen food to our
saddle shop and horse stables that held
troops. The Navy was fun, but I found
my interest for more than 25 years.
myself feeling a bit homesick. What
In sum, I attended three high schools,
saved me was good old American square
several different grade schools, UTEP
dancing. Somehow I was invited to take
for two years, and EPPC for a time. In
lessons. I joined them and danced for
the later years I attended EPPC’s senior
two years. Meeting young people my
outreach program in Creative Writing
own age saved me.
taught by Patsy King.
Aboard ship, I worked at a couple of
After selling my Cowboy Trading Post
hot, dirty jobs — first as a steam
I had very little to do so I started writing
mechanic then spent a short time in the
down the stories I’d been telling people
laundry. I saw how good the barbers had
from all over the country and around the
it and knew that was what I wanted.
world that I’d taken horseback riding. I
Time came when they needed another
wrote them down so maybe my grand-
barber so I put out the word that I had
children would read them in the future
cut hair on the side. That was not a total
and I quickly found out I like writing the
lie because one summer the boys in the
stories “my way” with no interruptions
neighborhood got together in my garage
or contradictions.
giving each other Mohawks. I worked
The writing group with Ms. Patsy and
my way up to being the admiral’s barber.
the eleven women that I walked in on
That got me most anything I wanted. I
that first day in 2002 was the start of
even became friends with the Admiral’s
something new for me. What a time
son, which didn’t hurt.
we’ve had for so many years with Ms.
The Navy saw to it that I got my
Patsy and husband Bill becoming good
G.E.D, which enabled me to come home
friends. I followed Ms. Patsy from writ-
and enter college at age 21 — on aca-
ing group to writing group as she retired
demic probation, of course. I had the
from one, to realize she couldn’t quit.
G.I. Bill, became a campus cop, and
Today’s group consists of Bill King,
took all the subjects that interested me
Rick Allan, Paul Geneson, Nancy
until Cecilia and I decided to get mar-
Natalicio, Janice Nelson, and our now
ried. By then I was ready and willing to
our “kingpin”, Judy McMillie, who have
drop out of school again to become a
all become fast friends in their own
fireman in order to support us while she
right. I have to give much credit to the
finished college.
different writing groups for helping me
She went on to get her undergraduate
have so much fun today.
and master’s degrees then her Licensed
Professional Counselor certification with John McVey Middagh is a former
2,000 hours of additional training — to saddle shop owner. You can reach
me that’s the equivalent to a PhD, prov- him at jmiddagh@yahoo.com.

Page 36 El Paso Scene September 2017
Krystyna Renata Robbins

Las Diosas del Burlesque — The Consul Saturday, Sept. 15-16 and Sept. 22-23. The
General of Mexico in El Paso and Central evening will include of her most popular
Cultural Mexican Paso del Norte hosts the bur- sketches and songs of the ’60s and ’70s that
lesque troupe under the direction of David she performed throughout her lengthy career.
Abdiel Alcalá Castro at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Reservations recommended. Information,
Aug. 31, at El Paso Community College, 9050 reservations: (575) 647-5900.
Viscount, Building A, and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dinner show is 7 p.m. each night; doors open
Sept. 1, at Rio Grande Theatre in Las Cruces, at 6 p.m. Tickets: $27.50.
211 N. Main. Admission is free. Information: Cocktail show is 8:30 p.m.; seating at 8:15
(915) 584-0953 or (915) 309-1898
culturalesepa@sre.gob.mx. p.m. Tickets: $12.50.
www.krystynarobbins.com “Harlequin Hangups”

Cloudcroft melodramas — Cloudcroft ‘Annie’ — Sun City Musical Theatre, 3733 Email: krystyna_robbins@sbcglobal.net Facebook: Krystyna Robbins Studio & Workshops
Light Opera Company’s live open air melodra- Shell Suite C, opens its season with the beloved
ma performances at 7:30 p.m. at Zenith Park’s musical, Sept. 15-Oct 1. Showtimes are 7:30
pavilion on Burro Ave. Admission is free, but p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sundays.
seating is limited. Early arrival recommended. Tickets: $15; $12 students and military; $10 age
Information: (575) 682-2733 or cloudcroftlight- 12 and younger. Information: suncitymusi-
opera.com. caltheatre.com or on Facebook.
“Never Trust a City Slicker” is Sept. 1-3, and Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best
Sept. 15-16. Musical, the beloved show features a wonderful
score written by Charles Strouse and Martin
‘Headsets: A View from the Light Charnin, including the smash hit “Tomorrow.”
Booth’ — No Strings Theatre Company With her combination of street smarts and
opens its season with the comedy through optimism, Annie is determined to find her par-
Sept. 3 at Black Box Theatre, 430 N. ents, who left her at the orphanage years ago.
Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. Directed by Though things don’t quite work out the way
Ceil Herman. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays she has planned, she does manage to thwart
and Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sunday Sept. the plans of the evil Miss Hannigan and find a
3; and at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31. Tickets: new family with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his
$15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all secretary Grace Farrell, and her lovable pooch,
seats Thursday. Reservations: (575) 523-1223. Sandy.
This hilarious and charming backstage comedy
was written by William Missouri Downs, author ‘Equivocation’ — American Southwest
of “Cockeyed,” “Mad Gravity” and “Seagulls in Theatre Company opens its season with the
a Cherry Tree.” Bill Cain play Sept. 22-Oct. 1, at NMSU’s
Center for the Arts, 1000 E University Ave.
‘ Performances are 7:30 p.m., Friday and
Once on this Island’ — El Paso Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $17.
Community College Performer’s Studio 2017 Information: (575) 646-4515 or
summer repertory presents the musical with nmsutheatre.com.
book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by The play proposes the question: what if the
Stephen Flaherty 8 p.m. Thursdays through government commissioned William
Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, through Shakespeare to write the definitive history of a
Sept. 3, at EPCC Transmountain Campus national crisis, “the Gunpowder Plot,” in one of
Forum Theatre, 9570 Gateway North, directed his plays?
by Keith Townsend. All proceeds go to scholar-
ships for Performance Studies students at
‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ —
EPCC. Admission: $15 general admission: $10
The UTEP Department of Theater & Dance
non-EPCC students, military; $8 EPCC stu-
opens its season with Oscar Wilde’s “trivial
dents, faculty, staff and seniors. Available at the
comedy for serious people” Sept. 28-Oct. 8,
door; box office opens two hours before each
at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre.
performance (cash or checks only; age 7 and
Directed by Kim McKean. Show time is 7:30
over only admitted).Information: 831-5056 or
p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2:30 p.m.
forumtheater.wix.com/epcc.
Sunday. Tickets: $14 ($12 UTEP faculty and
The Caribbean love story is based ”My Love,
staff, seniors, military, groups of 10 or more,
My Love; or The Peasant Girl.” A peasant girl
alumni (with card) and non-UTEP students; $9
on a tropical island uses the power of love to
for UTEP students. Information: 747-5118, the-
bring together people of different social classes.
atredance.utep.edu or on Facebook.
‘Real Women Have Curves’ — El Paso The audience is invited for a bit of “bunbury-
Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the Josefina ing,” as heroes Algernon and Jack endeavor to
Lopez play Sept. 8-Oct. 1. Showtimes are 8 find idyllic love in spite of their mediocre
p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. monikers.
Tickets: $11 ($9 seniors; $8 students and mili-
tary). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplay- ‘Don’t Drink the Water’ — Las Cruces
house.com. Community Theatre, 313 N. Main, Las Cruces,
Set in a tiny sewing factory in East L.A., this presents the Woody Allen comedy Sept. 29-
outrageously funny story is about five full-fig- Oct. 15. Directed by Christopher Lininger.
ured Mexican-American women who are racing Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
to meet nearly impossible production deadlines and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15 ($12 student,
in order to keep their tiny factory from going senior, military; $10 age 12 and younger).
under. Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
Allen’s first professionally produced play pre-
A Tribute to Carol Burnett — Boba
miered on Broadway in 1966. The farce takes
Café and Cabaret,1900 S. Espina in Las Cruces,
place inside an American Embassy behind the
presents a tribute to the comedian/actress,
Iron Curtain.
with two performances each night Friday and

September 2017 El Paso Scene Page 37
‘Real Women’ relates
Latina experience

I
from teen’s viewpoint
f any playwright speaks directly
about the Latina experience, it’s
Chicana playwright Josefina Lopez.
That’s why her most famous work,
“Real Women Have Curves,” makes the
perfect addition to the celebration of
National Hispanic Heritage Month at El
Paso Playhouse. It’s one of those great
plays that hits the trifecta. It makes one
laugh, cry and, most importantly, think.
As director Eurydice Saucedo said, “It
so adequately reflects what we’re still
facing regarding immigrant, Latino, and
gender issues.”
The story is semi-autobiographical,
told through the eyes of teen Ana. Her
Get Scene older sister, Estela, is trying to live the
“American Dream” by pouring her life
savings into owning a small garment
around town! business.
“Only the equipment, which is faulty,
El Paso Playhouse presents “Real
Women Have Curves” Sept. 8-Oct. 1.
hasn’t been paid for and now has a law- Photo by Eurydice Saucedo.
The Scene comes out the last week of the month.

suit looming over her head threatening
Pick up your copy at these and other locations.
Abygail Moreno is Ana; Lorena Soto,
to shut her and everything she’s worked
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plays her mother, Carmen; Claudia Yoli
for down,” Saucedo said. “To make
is the elder sister and owner Estela;
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matters worse, she is still illegal, and
Christy Zermeno is Rosali, and Saucedo
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she still has not been paid for her work
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plays Pancha.
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orders. The order pays minimally, as it
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“The actresses themselves have com-
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is for a cheap-ass company who will
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pletely thrown themselves into the roles
turn around and sell the dresses to
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to bring this funny, touching, story to
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stores like Bloomingdale’s for hundreds
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life,” Saucedo said, adding they “are
of dollars apiece.
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very involved, excited, and understand
“Because of her situation, she’s been
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how important art is to activism.”
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Saucedo said the show is important
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their loyalty to Estela and a close cama-
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that berates and humiliates women and
raderie keeps them working and stick-
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immigrants — whether because of
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where they came from, because of how
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Pancha are all legal, but Estela has
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they look, or what ‘role’ men think they
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never filed the necessary papers. So,
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should be playing. It’s important to
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every time a van passes the shop she
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young women wanting to be something
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lives in fear that it is the authorities try-
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more than they are because of their cir-
ing to close her doors.
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cumstances but think they can’t. With
“All of the ladies have personal prob-
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the support of family and friends,
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lems as well that are contributing to
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dreams can and do come true. It’s
their lack of self-worth. Estela fears that
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important because we as a society need
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at 35 she is a failure in the eyes of her
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to go back and find our moral com-
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family. Rosali is on a constant diet,
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pass.”
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thinking she is too fat; Pancha is child-
Even though the story is set in 1987, it
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less and has been abused by her hus-
still speaks to us today.
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band; Carmen thinks she is pregnant at
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“It’s 2017 and the story is just as rele-
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50, that all she has done in life is moth-
vant now…Thirty years later and we
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er children...and Ana, still a teenager,
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have seem to have regressed more than
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wants to be free of her family and her
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progressed in working through the
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work and to get a scholarship to go to
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immigrant issue in the United States,”
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NYU to become a writer.”
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Saucedo said. “Today, now more than
It’s a true ensemble piece. And I must
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ever, there are children younger and
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admit, it is dear to me because I got a
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LIBRARIES
younger ending their lives because of
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chance to direct a one-act version of it
bullies - people picking on others for
ANDRE’S PIZZA
for the UIL one-act play competition a
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racial, homophobic, or just plain hatred
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number of years ago, and got a great
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towards others they perceive as differ-
INTERNATIONAL
reception both locally and at regional
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ent. It’s 2017, and we’re back to how
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competition in Lubbock. I was blessed
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these ladies, who feared deportation and
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with a stellar cast who really got into
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utter ruin because of such bullies, stand
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the minds of the five women who work
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against all that is wrong in America. It
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13855 Horizon Blvd. Saucedo, who has worked with UTEP
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is the one way to overcome such bullies
Dinner Theatre, EPCC, Viva! El Paso,
YMCA’s
- but it has to start from within.
Shakespeare on the Rocks, Gilbert and
ANDALE
“We need to learn to have our own
Sullivan, and Los Actores, said she is
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self-worth, dignity and respect. I hope
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also blessed with her cast.
people who see this play walk away
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“We have a lot of newcomers to both
AVILA’S
with those lessons and morals.”
the Playhouse and the stage. Several of
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them are community activists and one
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Carol Viescas is a veteran of
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was a DREAMer: An undocumented
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community theater and teaches
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student who pursues higher education.”
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Museum/IMAX combo tickets available. Sept. 9:
Information: (877) 333-6589 or (575) 437- • The Good Catholic (Broad Green) —
2840, nmspacemuseum.org or on Facebook. Zachary Spicer, Wrenn Schmidt, Danny Glover.
Now showing: “Aircraft Carrier” at 11:05 a.m. Directed by Payl Shoulberg.
and 1:10 and 4:05 p.m.; ”National Parks • Home Again (Open Road) — Lake Bell,
Adventures” at 10:10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen. Directed
“Back to the Moon for Good” at 12:30 and by Hallie Meyers-Shyer.
Movies in the Canyon — El Paso Live Pax Christi Film Series — The series 3:30 p.m. Live Digital Planetarium Star Show is • It (New Line) — Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden
hosts the 9th annual free movie season at the presents a screening of “Requiem for the at 11:40 a.m. and 2:55 p.m. Lieberher. Directed by Andy Muschietti. Based
McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater Fridays and American Dream,” a documentary on philoso- on the novel by Steven King.
Saturdays through September. Showtimes are pher and social critic Noam Chomsky, at 3 Jay’s Film Forecast — Film historian Jay
• 9/11 (Atlas Distribution) — Whoopi
at dusk (about 8:30 p.m.). Concessions avail- p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at St. Joseph School Duncan prepared this list of top monthly
Goldberg, Charlie Sheen, Gina Gershon.
able; no food or beverages may be brought in. auditorium, 1315 Travis (enter through parking “Coming Attractions” for movie fans, listed by
Directed by Martin Guigui.
Information: 534-0674, elpasolive.com, lot across from rectory). Discussion will follow. studio and release date (subject to change).
• Poster Boys (Sony) — Sunny Deol, Bobby
moviesinthecanyon.com. Admission is free, donations accepted. Sept. 1:
Deol. Directed by Shreyas Talpade.
• Sept. 1: Space Jam Information: 740-3962. • Close Encounters of the Third Kind —
Sept. 15:
• Sept. 2: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Francois Truffaut,
Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu • All I See is You (Open Road) — Yvonne
• Sept. 8: The Lego Batman Movie Melinda Dillon. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Live: ’The Mads Are Back’ — Mystery Strahovski, Blake Lively, Jason Clarke. Directed
• Sept. 9: Doctor Strange The 40th anniversary re-release of Steven
Science Theater 3000’s Frank Conniff and by Marc Forster.
• Sept. 15: Sing Spielberg classic.
Trace Beaulieu will screen some of the worst • American Assassin (Lionsgate) — Dylan
• Sept. 16: La La Land • Dolores (PBS) — Directed by Peter Bratt.
movies ever made and “riff” them live in the O’Brien, Michael Keaton, Scott Adkins.
• Sept. 22: Moana Documentary. Dolores Huerta starts the farm
same style as the TV series at 7:30 p.m. Directed by Michael Cuesta.
• Sept. 23: The Jungle Book (2106) workers union with Cesar Chavez.
Saturday, Sept. 16, at Alamo Drafthouse, 250 • Because Of Grácia (ArtAffects) — John
• Sept. 29: Hotel Transylvania 2 • Jackals (TAP) — Stephen Dorff, Deborah
E. Montecillo. Tickets: $27 (Drafthouse.com) Schneider, Ben Davies, Moriah Peters. Directed
• Sept. 30: Hocus Pocus. Kara Unger. Directed by Kevin Greutert.
Beaulieu is a comic actor, writer, performer. by Tom Simes.
• The Teacher (Film Movement) — Zuzana
Film Salon — The Film Salon meets at the He was a founding member of the Emmy nomi- • Brad’s Status (Annapurna) — Ben Stiller,
Mauréry. Directed by Jan Hrebejk.
first Saturday of the month at Alamo nated, Peabody Award-winning, cult hit show Jenna Fischer. Directed by Mike White.
• Temple (Screen Media) — Naoto Takenaka.
Drafthouse Cinema, 250 E. Montecillo. Mystery Science Theater 3000. Trace per- • Mother! (Paramount) — Jennifer Lawrence,
Directed by Michael Barrett.
Showing at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 2 is “Seven formed the puppet character Crow T. Robot, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer. Directed by
• Unlocked (Lionsgate Premiere) — Noomi
Samurai” as part of the Kurosawa and Beyond and mad scientist Dr. Clayton Forrester. Darren Aronofsky.
Rapace, Michael Douglas, Toni Collette.
series. Tickets: $3; available at drafthouse.com. Conniff is a comedy writer and performer • Rebel in the Rye (IFC) — Nicholas Hoult,
Directed by Michael Apted.
Information: filmsalon.org. who also played “TV’s Frank,” the bumbling yet Zoey Deutch, Kevin Spacey. Directed by
• Viceroy’s House (IFC) — Michael Gambon.
lovable mad scientist sidekick. Danny Strong.
Jay’s Pix Presents at the International Gillian Anderson, Hugh Bonneville. Directed by
Gurinder Chadha.
Museum — Film historian Jay Duncan and the Jay’s Pix Presents — Film historian Jay Please see Page 40
Sunset Film Society host film presentations at 2 Duncan and the Sunset Film Society presents
p.m. Saturdays at International Museum of Art, “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” Disney’s fan-
1211 Montana (door on Brown opens at 1:30 tasy-adventure adapted from Jules Verne’s liter-
p.m. ). Admission is free. No movie Sept. 30. ary classic, at noon Sunday, Sept. 17, at
Information: 543-6747 (museum), international- Ardovino’s Desert Crossing’s gallery, One
museumofart.net. Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. Winner of two
September marks the 2nd annual International Academy Awards, it starred Kirk Douglas,
Film Festival, featuring movies from around the James Mason and Peter Lorre. Admission is
world all month. All films have English subtitles. free, but reservations strongly recommended;
• Sept. 2 features films from Poland: RVSP via ardovinos.com.
“Trükk (Trick).” Kidnappers demand $6 mil-
lion in ransom.
Fountain Theatre — 2469 Calle de
Guadalupe, Mesilla. The historic theater, oper-
“Mocna Kawa Wcale Nie Jest Taka Zla
ated by the Mesilla Valley Film Society, features
(Strong Coffee)” Jack’s son — whom he hasn’t
films at 7:30 p.m. nightly, plus 1:30 p.m.
seen for 18 years — comes to his village.
Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7
• Sept. 9: “Le Huitieme Jour (The Eighth
($6 seniors, military and students with ID; $5
Day)” from Belgium. A businessman and an
children and society members); $5 on
institutionalized young man with Down
Wednesday. Information, schedule: (575) 524-
Syndrome become unlikely friends.
8287 or mesillavalleyfilm.org.
• Sept. 16: “Ahi Esta de Detail (Here’s The
Art House Theatre Day is Sunday, Sept. 24,
Point).” The 12th film in Cantinflas’s career.
with three special films: “The Animation Show
Mistaking him for a long-lost relative, a wealthy
of Shows,” “The Lovers,” and “Lucky.”
woman welcomes a bum (Cantinflas) into her
Information: mesillavalleyfilm.org.
lavish home.
• Sept. 1-7: “Beatriz at Dinner.” A holistic
• Sept. 23: “Ocho Apellidos Vascos (Eight
medicine practitioner attends a wealthy client’s
Basque Surnames)” from Spain. Rafa has never
dinner party after her car breaks down.
left his native Seville, Andalusia, until he meets a
• Sept. 8-14: “A Ghost Story.” A white-sheet-
Basque girl who resists his seduction tech-
ed ghost returns to his suburban home to try
niques. The 2014 film is the highest grossing
to reconnect with his bereft wife.
Spanish comedy in history.
• Sept. 15-21: “The Midwife.” A tightly
‘Cine del Siglo de Oro Mexicano: wound midwife forms an unlikely friendship
Vivamos Mexico’ — Consulate General of with her late father’s free-spirited mistress.
Mexico in El Paso and Alamo Drafthouse, 250 • Sept. 22-28: “Columbus.” A Korean-born
E. Montecillo, presents the Mexican film series man finds himself stuck in Columbus, Indiana,
Fridays and Sundays, Sept. 3-29. All films in where his architect father is in a coma. No
Spanish with English subtitles; “El Rebozo de screenings Sunday, Sept. 24; Thursday, Sept. 28
Soledad” presented in Spanish only. Tickets: $5; screening is 1:30 p.m. with no evening show.
available at Drafthouse.com. • Sept. 29-Oct. 5: “Manhattan Short Film
• 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3: Macario. Festival.” View and vote on the finalist films in
• 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8: Ahí Esta El Detalle. this 20th annual international festival of short
• 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10: Enamorada. films. No matinee Sept. 30.
• 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17: Salón México.
• 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22: La Perla.
New Mexico Museum of Space
• 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24: El Rebozo de
History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo.
Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater tickets are $7
Soledad.
($6 seniors and military; $5 ages 4-12).
• 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29: Una Familia de
Planetarium show is $5 ($4 seniors, military and
Tantas.
children). Ages 3 and under free.

September 2017 El Paso Scene Page 39
Film Scene — Olivia Williams, Michael Gambon, Judi
Dench. Directed by Stephen Frears.
Cont’d from Page 39 • Woodshock (A24) — Pilou Asbæk, Joe Cole,
Kirsten Dunst. Directed by Kate Mulleavy and
Sept. 22:
Laura Mulleavy.
• Battle of the Sexes (Fox Searchlight) —
Sept. 29:
Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Elisabeth Shue.
• American Made (Universal) — Tom Cruise,
Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.
Sarah Wright, Domhnall Gleeson. Directed by
• Friend Request (Entertainment Studios)—
Douf Liman.
Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley.
• Flatliners (Columbia) — Charlotte McKinney,
Directed by Simon Verhoeven.
Nina Dobrev, Ellen Page. Directed by Niels
• The King’s Choice (Samuel Goldwyn) —
Arden Oplev. Remake of 1990 film.
Jesper Christensen, Anders Baasmo
• Lucky (Magnolia) — Harry Dean Stanton,
Christiansen. Directed by Erik Poppe.
David Lynch, Ron Livingston. Directed by John
• Kingsman: The Golden Circle (20th Century-
Carroll Lynch.
Fox) — Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark
• A Question of Faith (Pure Flix) — Richard T.
Strong. Directed by Matthew Vaughn.
Jones, Kim Fields, C. Thomas Howell. Directed
• The LEGO Ninjago Movie (Warner Bros.)—
by Kevan Otto.
Animation. Featuring the voices of Justin
• Super Dark Times (Orchard) — Owen
Theroux, Olivia Munn, Jackie Chan. Directed
Campbell, Charlie Tahan, Elizabeth
by Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher and Bob Logan.
Cappuccino. Directed by Kevin Phillips.
• Stronger (Roadside) — Jake Gyllenhaal,
• Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton
Tatiana Maslany, Clancy Brown. Directed by
(Sundance Selects) — Documentary. The story
David Gordon Green.
of an American icon who changed the sport of
• The Tiger Hunter — Danny Pudi, Rizwan
big wave surfing forever. Directed by Rory
Manji, Jon Heder. Directed by Lena Khan.
Kennedy.
• Victoria and Abdul (Universal International)

El Paso Archaeological Society Historic Assets exhibit — A new exhibit
Banquet — The society’s Award of featuring El Paso County’s Historic Assets is
Distinction Banquet is 6:30 p.m. Saturday, now featured at El Paso County Courthouse,
Sept. 16, at State Line Restaurant, 1222 500 E. San Antonio, with pictures of the coun-
Sunland Park Drive. Check-in is 6 p.m. Cost: ty’s courthouses as well as historical letters on
$30 ($11 age 12 and younger). Cash bar. display in the first-floor lobby. Information:
Registration deadline is Sept. 14. Registration 546-2009.
forms: Nena Arias, 309-8219.
Award of Distinction will be presented to
Harvey Girls of El Paso — The Harvey
Girls of El Paso Texas meet 2 to 4 p.m. the
Prince McKenzie, director of the Railroad &
Monday, Sept. 11, at Union Depot Passenger
Transportation Museum.
Station, 700 San Francisco. The program is
Historian and author Dr. David Dorado Romo
“Timeline of Fred Harvey’s Legacy” with Pres
will speak on “Duranguito: 190-year History of
Dehrkoop. Visitors welcome. Admission is free.
El Paso’s Founding Settlement and Oldest
Information: 591-2326 or
Continually Inhabited Neighborhood.”
harveygirlselpaso.weebly.com.
‘¡Orgullo! & Connection’ — Organizing
For Action, in collaboration with KCOS, host
Southwest Chapter of Railway &
the event promoting civil engagement 2:30 to 5
Locomotive Historical Society — The
society meets 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.
p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at El Paso Public
13, at St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church, 11050
Library’s Main Branch auditorium, 501 N.
Montwood. This month’s program is “Timeline
Oregon, showcasing the area’s history through
of Fred Harvey Legacy” by Pres Dehrkoop.
film and storytelling. Admission is free; light
Visitors welcome. Cost: $10 for program and
refreshments served. Information: 526-7951.
dinner. Information: 540-9660.
Local films will showcase Scenic Drive, Plaza
Theatre, Mission Trails, El Paso Murals and El Paso Genealogical Society — The
Hueco Tanks. Guest speaker is Dr. Lucia Dura. society meets 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at All
Saints Episcopal Church, 3500 McRae. Program
‘Chamizal Asks: What Do You Think?’
is “Using Probate Records to Find Family.”
— A viewing of the film focusing on the story
Visitors welcome. Information: 479-1291.
of the St. Patrick’s Battalion, a military unit
comprised of European expatriates that fought El Paso Corral of the Westerners —
for Mexico in the Mexican-American war, is 7 The monthly dinner program is 6 to 9 p.m.
p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Chamizal Friday, Sept. 15, at Country Inn and Suites,
National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, as part 900 Sunland Park Dr. Program is “Wagons
of the memorial’s “What Do You Think” series. West: 1848” by Bernie Sargent. Cost: $20.
Admission is free. Information: 532-7273. Visitors welcome, but RSVP needed by Sept.
11: 759-9538.
‘Camino Real de Tierra Adentro’ —
Consulate General of Mexico, UTEP, National Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society
Institute of Anthropology and History of and Haunted History — The nonprofit
Mexico and the Centro Cultural Mexicano Paso organization offers a variety of “ghost tours.”
del Norte host the book presentation by Information, reservations: 274-9531 or
Director General of the INAH, Diego Prieto, at help@ghosts915.com.
6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Consulate
General of Mexico in El Paso, 910 E. San Daughters of the Republic of Texas —
Antonio. Admission is free. Information: 747- The Rio Grande Chapter meets at 11 a.m.
3257 or onepaso@sre.gob.mx. Friday, Sept 8, at La Tierra Restaurant, 1731
The book is a result of 18 years of studies, Montana, with a program on “Mt. Cristo Rey,”
carried out by a binational team of 200 presented by Rueben Escandon. Visitors wel-
researchers. come. Information, cost: 760-5775.

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Chalk the Block — The 10th anniversary
outdoor art event is Oct. 6-8 throughout
Downtown El Paso. Admission is free.
Information: 212-0110, chalktheblock.com.
Mesilla Jazz Happening — The 16th annu-
OCtOber
al event is Oct. 6-8 on the historic Mesilla
Plaza. Information: (575) 640-8752 or
mvjazzblues.net.
PREVIEW
Aspenfest — The Village of Ruidoso’s cele-
bration of fall colors is Oct. 7-8. Information:
(575) 257-7395 or ruidosonow.com/aspenfest.
Cloudcroft Octoberfest Art Show — 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 7-8, at Zenith Park in
Cloudcroft, N.M. Information: (575) 682-2733,
or coolcloudcroft.com.
New Mexico Fall Festival — 11 a.m. to 7
p.m. Oct. 7-8, Mesilla Valley Maze, 3855 W.
Picacho in Las Cruces. Admission: $10-$12.
Information: (575) 526-1919.
Red Dot Red Hot ArtFest and Studio Sunset Heights Tour of Homes and
Tour — Oct. 7-9 and Oct. 13-15 in Silver Landmarks — Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday,
City, N.M. with art shows, receptions, studio Oct. 14. Tickets: $10 ($5 ages 10 and
younger). Information: 533-9090.
Good Food ... Good Feelings®
tours, demonstrations, youth activities and
workshops. Information: (575) 313-9631 or sil- Way Out West Fest — Country Music
vercityart.com. sensation Jake Owen will headline the 2nd It’s time to head back to class
Rocking the Rez Pow Wow — Ysleta del annual fusion of culture showcasing all that is And start hitting the books
great about El Paso Saturday, Oct. 14, at
Sur Pueblo’s 8th annual pow wow is 10 a.m. to
Southwest University Park. Tickets: $30-$120.
But who has the time to cook?
6 p.m. Oct. 7-8, 11200 Santos Sanchez.
Admission is free. Information: 859-7700, 860- Information: epwayoutwest.com. So before you go back to school
7777 or on Facebook at rockingtherez. Make sure you stop by
Ruidoso Oktoberfest — The 36th annual
your favorite restaurant
St. Luke’s Country Fair — The 34th Lincoln Country version of the German tradi-
annual fair, featuring the “Great Dachshund tion is Oct. 20-21 at the Ruidoso Convention Village Inn
Stampede,” is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. Center. Admission: $10. Information: (575) Where there’s good food and good feelings
7, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 7050 257-6171 or OktoberfestRuidoso.com.
El Paso: 1500 Airway •  7144 Gateway East • 4757 Hondo Pass • 2929 N. Mesa
McNutt. Information: (575) 874-3972 or Twisted Taco Truck Challenge — The 5863 N. Mesa • 7801 N. Mesa •  2275 Trawood •  1331 N. Zaragoza
stlukeslaunion.com. inaugural food truck challenge is Oct. 21 at Las Cruces: 1435 S. Valley •  445 S. Telshor
Trinity Site Tour — The tour to the site of Ascarate Park, 6200 Delta. Admission $5-$10,
the first atom bomb explosion is Saturday, Oct. eventbrite.com.
7, at White Sands Missile Range. Admission is Upcycled Art Fair — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
free. Information: White Sands Public Affairs Oct. 21 at Placita Santa Fe, 5024-5034
(575) 678-1134 or wsmr.army.mil.
Doniphan. Information, call or text Tamara at
Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium 274-6517, or Facebook at Upcycled Art Fair.
— Cowboy poets, musicians, craftsmen and UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners’
chuckwagon cooks meet 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
home games are at the Don Haskins Center.
Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
Sunday, Oct. 13-15, at Ruidoso Downs Race
• 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21: Orange and White
Track, Ruidoso Downs, N.M. Admission: $20
scrimmage
($5 Sunday). Information: (575) 378-4140 or
• 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28: Sul Ross State
cowboysymposium.org.
(exhibition)
El Paso Border Folk Festival — Mariachi • 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3: Western New Mexico
Craze hosts the 3rd annual musical celebration (exhibition).
of regional sounds 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct.
UTEP Women’s Basketball - Opening
13, at Eastlake High School Fine Arts
home game is 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29 vs. Sul
Auditorium, 13000 Emerald Pass. Advance tick-
Ross, Don Haskins Center. Ticket information:
ets: $15. Tickets at door: $20. Information:
747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
474-9550 or epborderfest.com.
Border Classic Car Show — The car
Miners Hockey Club — UTEP’s hockey
show is noon Oct. 22 at El Paso County
team home games are at Providence Events
Coliseum. Admission: $9 (Ticketmaster).
Center, at 4100 E. Paisano.Tickets: $7-$20.
Information: 491-7879 or minershockey.com. Miller Lite El Paso Blues and Jazz
• Oct. 13-14: Northern Arizona. Festival — The two-day music fest is noon to
• Oct. 20-21: Texas A&M. 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Chamizal
National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial.
Awesome ’80s Gala — El Pasoans Fighting
Admission is free. Information: 526-0719 or on
Hunger’s fundraising gala is 6 to 10 p.m. Oct.
Facebook at epbluesandjazz.
14, at Southwest University Event Center,
6500 Montana. Information: 298-0353. El Paso Rhinos - El Paso’s Junior League ice
hockey team’s opening home games are 7 p.m.
El Paso Wine Fest — Rotary Club of El
Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday,
Paso’s annual festival is noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 14
Oct. 27-29, against San Diego Sabers at
at Keystone Heritage Park, 4220 Doniphan.
Providence Events Center, 4100 E. Paisano.
Information: elpasowinefest.com.
Information: 479-PUCK or elpasorhinos.com.
Food Truck Throwdown — Anthony
Mardi Gras Dance — Jefferson High School
Texas hosts its 3rd annual food truck cookoff
hosts a Mardi Gras dance 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.
and with Food Truck Revolution and Food
Friday, Oct. 27, at El Paso County Coliseum,
Truck Circus and other vendors Oct. 14-15 in
4100 E Paisano, featuring Little Joe y La Familia.
Anthony, Texas. Information: 497-1769.
Information: 491-3541 or lajeff.com.

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Advertiser Index
All American Gun Show 5 Flickinger Center 10 Paseo Christian Church 35

Alliance Française 14 Flickinger Center 27 Patti’s Creative Corner 25

Alma Calderon 31 Fountain Theatre 39 Perkins Jewelry Supply 26

Ardovino’s Desert Crossing 37 Furrs Family Dining 15 PhiDev Inc 26

Ardovino’s Pizza 20 Geico 19 Pranic Healing 12

Around & About Tours 9 Hacienda de Mesilla 11 Precision Prosthetics 20

Art in the Park 3 Hal Marcus Gallery 33 PTEP 34

Arts International 44 Hans Martial Arts 31 Reiki & Crystals 30

ATMAS Healing 37 Health Matters 26 Krystyna Robbins 37

Autumn Art Fest 36 Humane Society of El Paso 41 Ruidoso Oktoberfest 27

Azar Nut Shop 14 Inni Heart Eatery 9 Salon Selah 34

Baskin Robbins 9 KTEP 40 Silver City ACD 22

Beautiful 5 La Casita 25 St Luke’s Country Fair 15

Bingo Plus 29 La Union Maze 13 Sunland Park Racetrack 17

Books Are Gems 30 Las Artistas 33 Sunset Heights Tour 8

Bruce’s Air 28 Leo’s Mexican Food 39 Sweet Addiction 20

Cattleman's 21 Magoffin Hall 42 Texas Star Beverage 41

Ceci Burgos Counseling 21 Magoffin Home St. Hist. Site 8 The Cleaners 28

Chuck's Bicycle Repair 35 Manuel Mendoza 6 UTEP Athletics 19

Clinton A King MD 21 Marie Otero 31 UTEP Theatre & Dance 7

Collectibles 12 Mark Yerrington 9 Vanities 2

El Paso Bicycle Club 43 The Marketplace 24 Village Inn 41

EPCC 16,35 Mathnasium 29 Vitality Medspa 14,15

El Paso Playhouse 38 Mesilla Book Center 30 Walgreens 39

El Paso Symphony 7 Mission Del Rey 6 Western Traders 30

EP Mission Trail 13 MotoEl Paso 18 Wholesale Frames Service 33

Escamilla Gallery 32 Mustard Seed Café 34 Wyler Aerial Tramway 14
El Paso Scene FiveSet Net Sports 18 Nayda’s Gems & Stones 25

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