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A look at the best of
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— Page 33
Our biggest issue ever!
88 pages of things to do!
On the cover:
“Viva El Paso!”
by Maritza
(acrylic on board,
www. epscene .com
The El Paso Community Foundation

And The

Would Like To Express
Our Sincerest Thanks To...

wonderful people
out there
in the dark”
For three years,
The Plaza Classic Film Festival
has been a phenomenal success.

This accomplishment has only been possible
through the amazing support
of our community.

To the volunteers who gave their time,
the celebrity guests who shared their stories,
and the people in the audience who enjoyed watching it all,
thank you.
You are all “wonderful people.”

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Dinamita and Group Intocable. Western Playland in Sunland Park. The one-day
Sunday’s performers are Ballet Folklorico food fest features the area’s finest restaurants
may 20002010
Paso Del Norte, Players Band, Sonny Powell, El
Paso Band, La Sabrosura De Fito Olivares and
Los Rieleros Del Norte.
in one location, offering samples from their
menus for the general public. Tickets: $20 at
the gate; advance tickets $15.95 (available at
area 7-11, Fina Pic Quik stores. Age 2 and
Minerpalooza 2010 — UTEP’s 20th annual younger free. Information: 544-8864, (575)
back-to-school bash and pep rally is 6 p.m. to September Roundup 3-18
589-3410 or
midnight Friday, Sept. 3, corner of University Behind the Scene 4
Concert headliners are Trapt, Since October
and Hawthorne. The family-friendly event fea- Scene Spotlight 6
and Jonathan Tyler and Northern Lights.
tures fall sports teams, games, information
This year’s event also features El Paso Mayor Here’s the Ticket 19-21
booths and appearances by UTEP athletes. Live
John Cook cooking with and selling his Señor Program Notes 22-23
music by Sleepercar, Brown Betty, Radio La
John’s barbecue sauce. Music, Comedy 24-25
Chusma and Pan 8. Kids Zone hours are 6 to
Other food presenters are Texas Roadhouse,
10 p.m. Admission is free. Miner game tickets Dance 25
Ay Cocula, Fuddruckers, Famous Dave’s,
will be sold. Information: 747-5670 or Viva Juárez 26
Delicious Mexican Express, Price’s Creameries El Paso Fishnet 27
and Tropical Snow.
Civic-Cultural Organization of Puerto Sports 28-31
Fiesta San Elceario — The annual fiesta is
Ricans — The El Paso group’s traditional 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, 5 p.m. to midnight
Becoming Bicultural 32
Labor Day weekend family celebration is noon Feature: 33-36
Saturday, and noon to 11 p.m., Sunday, Sept.
to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, at Biggs Park, Biggs Do you know your local schools?
10-12, in the Veterans Memorial Placita in front
Army Airfield. The event includes salsa music,
Fiesta de las Flores — The Hispanic of San Elceario Catholic Church. Admission is History Lessons 37
traditional dancing troupes, domino tourna-
Cultural Center presents the festival 6 p.m. to free. Information: 851-3105 or 851-2333. At the Museum 38-40
ment, souvenir sales and jumping balloon for
1 a.m. Sept. 3-5 at El Paso County Coliseum, The fiesta offers music and dancing, church Nature 41-44
children. Puerto Rican food be sold. Admission
4100 Paisano, with food, vendors, music, gorditas, other food and drinks, sweets, games,
is free. Information: (575) 589-2389. SW Art Scene 45-50
dances and more. Tickets: $12.50 (per day). novelty items, and rides for adults and children.
Kiwanis Skip Rock Championships — Bands include Grandeza Norteña, Mysterio Gallery Talk 51-52
Information: 533-3730 or
The presentation of the Queen’s candidates is Kiwanis Clubs of El Paso host its annual cham- Musical, Chapter 13, Exito, Tony Ortiz & Keep on Bookin' 53-54
7:30 p.m. Friday with the coronation of this pionship and family fun picnic 1 to 5 p.m. Friends, SD Fuerza and Grupo Amistad. Racking Up History 54
year’s Fiesta Queen is 7 p.m. Saturday. Sunday, Sept. 5, at Ascarate Lake. Judges for On Stage 55
El Paso Comic Con — Comic book great
A special Military Awards Ceremony is 9:15 the contest are members of the Diablos. Also Stage Talk 56
Joe Benitez is the guest of honor for the first
p.m. Sunday. featured are information booths from groups
ever EPCON, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday Film Scene 57-58
Friday’s peformers are Magia Duranguese, like Children’s Miracle Network and
and Sunday, Sept. 11-12, at the Wyndham Liner Notes 59
Latin Soul, Border Roots, Martha Mendoza Y Candlelighters, kids activities and a special
Airport Inn, 2027 Airway. Organized by Broken October Preview 60-61
Su Mariachi, Pepe Rodrigues, Exito, Jorge appearance by “Elvis.” Information: 549-4606
Tree Comics, El Paso’s only nationally distrib-
Amato, Groupo Luz De Luna, Fito y Martin or Proceeds benefit Kiwanis schol-
uted comic book publisher, the event features El Paso Scene User’s Guide 58
100% Cadetes and Los Silvers De Juarez. arships and sponsored student programs.
panel discussions, Yu-Gi-Oh tournaments, cult
Saturday’s performers are Jaqueline Mata, Advertiser Index 62
Taste of El Paso and KLAQ BBQ — The classic horror films, Cosplay contests, live
Zonic Infiniti, Chicago Impression, Sonny
25th annual El Paso Restaurant Association Subscription Form 62
Powell and the Night Dreamers, Sonora
event is 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, at Please see Page 5

September 2010 El Paso Scene Page 3
earing the news about stray bul-
lets from Juárez hitting El Paso
City Hall and UTEP buildings
reminds me how history repeats itself.
Nearly 100 years ago a few El Pasoans
were collateral damage due to similar
stray bullets from the Battle of Juárez that
raged in May 2011. Residents of Sunset
Heights climbed atop their roofs to watch
the Revolutionary forces led by Francisco
Madero win the decisive campaign
against the Federales. Today’s cartel vio-
lence is less visible but more deadly, with
nearly 6,000 victims killed since its out-
break in our sister city in early 2008.
So far the violence has stopped at the
border except for the occasional bullet with it. It reminded me of all that El Paso
that has yet to cause any physical damage Scene represents, and seemed especially
other than two broken windows. The appropriate for September. September not
damage to El Paso’s reputation has been only is the month that all the event calen-
far worse — despite our ranking as one dars go into high gear, but also is the
of the safest cities in the United States, Scene’s anniversary month — we cele-
we are constantly asked questions about brate our 17th anniversary this issue.
the danger from Juárez. Just this morn- ***
ing, as I started to write this column, September is also the kickoff for
National Public Radio ran a story about Celebration of Our Mountains, a series of
the UTEP incident. hikes, field trips and other outdoor events
The story, fortunately, was much more aimed at cultivating an appreciation of
subdued than local media coverage. One our natural attractions. All the events are
TV station interviewed Sunset Heights listed at — you can
residents about their fears of being hit by get a preview on Page 36.
stray gunfire. Most were not alarmed, but As part of the Celebration, El Paso
a couple of people said they were afraid Scene once again sponsors its annual
to let their children play outside. Of “Hike Up Cristo Rey” Saturday, Oct. 2.
course, if you are being asked such ques- The hike begins around 8 a.m., and lasts
tions by a TV news crew, your anxiety about 3 hours. It’s a relatively easy 5-
level tends to go up. A local newspaper mile round trip. We’ll provide some talks
story carried a headline about city leaders on local history along the way and at the
trying “to calm EP fears” but the story summit. A $5 donation ($2 for kids) is
itself reported that students were “oblivi- requested for the Mt. Cristo Rey
ous” to any threat of gunshots. Restoration Committee, a group of volun-
Should we be afraid? As long as the teers who have preserved and protected
chance of harm is less than being struck the trail and monument for over 70 years.
by lightning, we can ignore that particular Committee members who are also volun-
risk. Should we be concerned? Yes, but teer sheriff’s deputies will provide securi-
it’s ironic that two broken windows in El ty in the parking lot and along the trail.
Paso raise more emotion among some No reservations are required. Just show
than 6,000 deaths across the river. up at the trailhead. To get there, take
*** McNutt Road (NM 273) south from the
Maritza Jauregui-Neely emailed me a Racetrack Drive bridge, or north from the
copy of her “Viva El Paso” painting a NM 273/Sunland Park, N.M. exit off
few weeks ago for consideration as a West Paisano. Look for the sign indicat-
cover image, and I quickly fell in love ing the turnoff for Mt. Cristo Rey.

September 2010 Randy Limbird
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Dolores” that Padre Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla only) at BwBA USA/West, Bldg. 516 A, R. 111.
September Roundup gave the night of the Sept. 15 that ignited Military Appreciation and Family Day is noon
through Saturday, Sept. 22-25, at the El Paso
County Coliseum fairgrounds, 4100 Paisano.
Cont’d from Page 3 Mexico’s rebellion against Spain. The Mexican to dusk Sunday with a Catholic service at 10:45 Admission is free. The fair and livestock show is
Consul General’s office honors Mexico’s inde- a.m. Admission is free. one of the oldest in the Southwest.
entertainment and more. Members of the Star
pendence with this ceremony filled with live Information: 526-3791 or
Garrison of the 501st Legion will also be pres-
music and ballet folklóricos dancing.
La Fe Chicano Heritage Festival —
Livestock Auction is 1 p.m. Saturday (with the
ent. Costumes encouraged. Tickets: $15 one Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe host its 7th
Buyers BBQ at noon).
day; $25 both days; available in advance at All ‘Mexico Lindo y Que Rico’ — The festival annual celebration of the Chicano culture 3 to
That Music, Bersals Chop of Horrors, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at La Fe El Paso Ford Dealers Southwestern
HappyRobbot, and Beanie Planet. A $5 dis- Mexican Revoultion is 4 p.m. to midnight Preparatory School Grounds 616 E. Father International PRCA Rodeo — The 81st
count for all military with ID. Information: 422- Thursday, Sept. 16, at El Paso County Rahm. Includes family games, Chicano educa- annual rodeo is Sept. 23-26 at Cohen Stadium
2846 or Coliseum, featuring live music and entertain- tion events, live music and more. Admission is in Northeast El Paso. Cowboys and cowgirls
ment, Mexican food, a children’s area and free. Information: 545-7190. from all over the world are scheduled to partic-
Starr’s Country Fair — The 4th annual more. The coliseum’s parking lot will be trans- ipate in El Paso’s only professional rodeo fea-
Country Fair sponsored by Wrangler is 10 a.m.
formed into a traditional pueblo with cantinas,
Mestizo Chili and Backyard BBQ
turing nightly performances and live entertain-
to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
tiendas and resturants. Tickets: $10 in
Cook-Offs — San Elizario’s first chili and bar-
ment. Special fan promotion events are planned
Sunday, Sept. 11-12, at Starr Western Wear, becue cookoffs are Saturday and Sunday, Sept.
advanced ($3 childen 12 and younger); $15 at for each performance. Performance times are
11751 Gateway West, featuring live entertain- 18-19, at Peña Gallery and Studio, 1456 N.
the gate ($5 children). Advance tickets available 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 1:30 and 7:30
ment, demonstrations and more. Admission is Main, in San Elizario. The event features cash
at all area Circle K locations. Information: 313- p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $7
free. Information: 533-0113, ext. 27. prizes and trophies for winners, food, drinks
9669 or in advance; $10 day of performance; free for
Proceeds benefit area 4H groups and other and more. Information/RSVP: Juan, 433-0592 or
Organized by the MegaRadio radio stations ages 3 and younger. Group rate is $5 each for
youth programs.
and their five sister stations. groups of 50 or more. Information: 755-2000,
Entertainment includes Six Guns & Shady Saturday cook-offs are chile ($40 entry) and
Featured performers include Polo Urias y su or
Ladies, live country and mariachi music, ballet jack pot beans ($10 entry).
Maquina Norteña, Tropicalísimo Apache, Los
folklorico, hay rides, cowboy campground and
Rodhuiz, Banda Jerezana, Sonora Blue, Kristal
Sunday cook-offs are barbecue cook offs for Ysleta Renaissance Faire — The annual
cowboy equipment demonstration, petting zoo, ribs, brisket and chicken ($20 per meat entry) festival will be Friday through Sunday, Sept.
Martinez, Aaron (Juan Gabriel tribute artist),
kids’ roping lessons, free horse rides, games, and jack pot salsa ($10 entry). 24-26, at the Ysleta ISD Fine Arts
Latido Musical, and Mariachi Chapala.
hourly prize giveaways and more. Amphitheater and Plaza, 8455 Alameda. Arts
Lincoln Park Day — Lincoln Park
Wrangler poster girl Magda Angel will sign Oktoberfest — The annual celebration that and craft vendors, food booths, entertainment
Conservation Committee hosts a car show and
autographs and judge contests Saturday. brings a taste of Bavaria to El Paso is Sept. 17- and games for children are offered 6 to 10 p.m.
art exhibit 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19,
New this year is the Wheelbarrow Parade. 19 in Building 747, Carter and Pleasonton each evening. Attendee are encouraged to
at Lincoln Park (Chicano Park), 4001 Durazno,
Schools and other youth-oriented non-profit roads on Fort Bliss. Courtesy of the German wear period costumes. Admission to the Faire
featuring the unveiling of a column mural
organizations are invited to create a float that Air Force Air Defense Center at Fort Bliss, the is free. Information: 434-9715.
“Chuco Suave” by Gabriel S. Gaytan, a car
can be carried on a wagon and which illustrates event includes Bavarian food, beer, music and a In partnership with Eden Enterprises,
show with Latin Pride Car Club, Chicano art
a theme from El Paso’s history. Cash prizes for souvenir shop. Information: 568-8923. Shakespeare on-the-Rocks will perform 8 p.m.
exhibits, community, booths, Danza Azteca,
top three entries. Live entertainment is provided each day by each evening during the Faire: “Twelfth Night”
folklorico, matachines and live music.
“The Eyachtaler” band from Germany. Friday, “Romeo and Juliet” Saturday and
Mexican Independence Day — The Gates open at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Admission is free. Information: 204-1584, or
“Othello” Sunday.
200th anniversary celebration of Mexican
Proceeds go to the German Air Force Aid-for- Shakespeare-on-the-Rocks runs Sept. 3-27;
Independence begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday,
the-Needy. Tickets: $25 for Friday and El Paso County Fair and Junior see “On Stage” for details. Tickets: $10 ($8 stu-
Sept. 15, San Jacinto Plaza in downtown El
Saturday (includes beer stein, Bavarian dinner Livestock Show — The 58th annual County dents, military and seniors).
Paso. Admission is free. Information: 533-6311.
and raffle ticket). Tickets available (advance Fair and Junior Livestock Show is Wednesday
The celebration commemorates the “Grito de Please see Page 6

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Arts Festival — Art & Frame Mfg. hosts its September Roundup 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at St.
Luke’s Episcopal Church, 7050 McNutt Road,
first-ever event Oct. 1-2 at the company’s Cont’d from Page 5 near Canutillo, featuring food, vendors, kids’
showroom and patio. Page 49. games, a barn sale and more. Admission is free
Elephant Festival — Join Juno and Savannah with a canned food item donation. Information:
‘Spotlight 2010’ Gala — Border AIDS the Asian elephants in the 9th annual festival
Partnership’s musical gala is Oct. 2 at (575) 874-3972 or
that honors the zoo’s biggest residents 10 a.m. To get there: Take Farm Road 259 west from
UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Page 32. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25-26, at Canutillo, which becomes McNutt Road. St.
Scene Spotlight highlights events adver- ‘Buddy Walk’ 2010 — EPCC Diversity the El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano, featuring bio- Luke’s is a half-mile west of the state line.
tised in this issue. Programs’ walk benefiting disabled student facts from elephants, elephant-themed games
Arts International — The 43rd annual Arts scholarships is Oct. 2 at EPCC’s Valle Verde for kids, enjoy story times and demonstrations, Southern New Mexico
International Juried Exhibition is Sept. 22- campus. Page 37. live entertainment and enjoy a meal from “A
Taste of the Wild.” Information: 532-8156 or
Oct. 8 at the Union Depot. Page 42.
St. Luke’s Country Fair — The 27th annu- ‘First Fridays’ in Silver City — Several of
521-1850, or
al fair, featuring the ”Great Dachshund historic Downtown Silver City’s restaurants,
Benise — The Nuevo Flamenco world Admission is $10 for ages 13 to 61; $7.50 ages
Stampede 2010,” is Oct. 2 at St. Luke’s shops and “Red Dot” galleries will stay open
music and dance spectacular is Oct. 5 at The 62 and older and active duty military (including
Episcopal Church. Page 18. late the first Friday of each month as part of
Plaza Theatre. Page 64. spouse) with ID; $6 ages 3 to 12; and free ages
the monthly “First Friday” shopping event.
‘Bombay Bellywood’ — Bellydance 2 and under. Zoo members admitted free.
Humane Society Benefit — Art show is Information: 1-800-548-9378 or silvercitymain-
Superstars’ showcase is Oct. 6 at the A special “Breakfast with the Elephants” is
Sept. 11 at Sasahara Gallery. Page 45. The Sept. 3 event features dedica-
UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Page 16. 8:30 a.m. both days. Deadline to sign up is
tion of the Downtown Gateway Arch with live
Starr’s Country Fair — Sept. 11-12 at Sept. 20. Breakfast: $25 ($15 zoo members;
music and entertainment.
Starr Western Wear. Page 9. El Maida Fall Bazaar — The 2nd annual fall $16 age 12 and younger ($10 zoo members);
show and sale is Oct 9-10 at El Maida Shrine includes zoo admission. All-American Gun & Western
El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Auditorium. Page 8. Produce Hunt is 12:30 and 2 p.m. both days. Collectible Show — The 1annual show is 9
Center — Jazz On The Rocks runs through
Families can help feed the elephants by hiding a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 4-5,
Sept. 12 and Movies in the Canyon runs Native American Festival and Campout
food for them during this special behind-the- at the Ruidoso Convention Center. Hundreds
through Sept. 25 in McKelligon Canyon; — Oct. 16-17 at Cougar Park in Socorro.
scenes tour: $10 per person (ages 7 and older of guns, gun-related items, Indian artifacts,
Disney Live! is Sept. 17-19 at Abraham Page 9.
welcome). Reservations required. Information: knives, cowboy gear and more will be on dis-
Chavez Theater; Bryan Adams is Sept. 30 at
Hal Marcus Studio and Gallery — 521-1881 or play. Proceeds benefit Lincoln County charities.
the Plaza Theatre. Page 4.
Showing through Nov. 5: “Drawing: The Elephant presentations and bubble bath are Admission: $5 (free for age 12 & under free).
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Essence of Art” group exhibit. Page 48. 10 a.m. and noon in the elephant demo yard Information: (575) 257-6171 or
UTEP — The popular UTEP continuing edu- and the Festival Parade is 11:30 a.m. starting at
Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center —
cation program’s Fall 2010 semester classes the Franklin Canal Bridge.
Showing through Nov. 13: “Border 2010:
Asia dance contests for different age groups
Cloudcroft Labor Day Fiesta — The
begin Sept. 13. Page 15.
Photographs by Alejandro Cartagena and annual family party is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
begin at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Young Musicians Competitions — 2011 David Rochkind.” Page 26. Saturday through Monday, Sept. 4-6, on Burro
applications are available online beginning ‘National Alpaca Farm Day’ — La Avenue in Cloudcroft. Live music, games, a
Wednesday, Sept. 15. Page 25. Southern New Mexico Buena Vida Alpacas, 1090 Hwy 28, La Union, sidewalk sale food and the chance to explore
N.M., will participate in the 3rd annual and hike in the surrounding mountains.
Square Dance Party — Southwest Area Branigan Cultural Center — Located in
“National Alpaca Farm Day” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Information: (575) 682-2733
Square and Round Dancers Association hosts the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Showing
Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25- or 1-866-682-8777 or
a free party Sept. 17 at Grace Lutheran Aug. 27-Oct. 9: “Frida Kahlo: Through the
26. The public can meet the alpacas and learn Free melodramas at the Open Air Pavilion in
Church. Page 57. Lens of Nickolas Muray.” Page 52.
more about these inquisitive, unique animals Zenith Park are 7:30 p.m. nightly, Sept. 3-5.
El Paso Artisan Gallery — Showing Silver City MainStreet events — Street with art and craft vendors, baked goods, ranch This season’s feature is “Poultry in Motion.”
through Sept. 18: “Hues of Blue,” artistic Dance and Downtown Gateway arch dedica- tours, and spinning and weaving demonstra-
tions. Admission is free. Information: (575)
Cottonwood Festival — The 20th annual
interpretations of the color blue by 15 area tion (Sept. 3); San Vicente Artists “Labor of
Labor Day Weekend arts and craft festival is
artists. Page 48. Love” Art Fair (Sept. 4-5); Gem and Mineral 589-4323, or
Sept. 4-6 in Alameda Park, alongside White
Show (Sept. 4-5); Gila River Festival (Sept.
LYNX Exhibits — Sept. 18-Jan. 2: Sands Blvd. in Alamogordo. The event offers
16-19). Page 27. The alpaca ranch hosts free tours 10 a.m. to
“Cracking the Code: Human DNA.” Page 52. more than 80 booths of handmade arts and
noon Saturdays and Sundays.
All-American Gun & Western Collectible crafts, entertainment, food, zumba and hip-hop
Mission Trail Art Market — More than 80 Show — The annual show is Sept. 4-5 at La Viña Harvest Festival — The annual demonstrations, karaoke and more. Hours are
area artisans and craftpersons Sept. 19 in the Ruidoso Convention Center. Page 29. fall celebration is noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7:30
the historic Veteran’s Memorial Plaza in San Sunday, Oct. 2-3, at La Viña Winery, 4201 S. p.m. and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.
Elizario. Page 46. Cloudcroft Labor Day Fiesta — The NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M. (one mile Admission is free. Information: Alamogordo
annual family party is 10 Sept. 4-6 on Burro north or Vinton Road). Admission: $15 ($5 ages Chamber of Commerce, (575) 437-6120, 1-
L‘Alliance Française d’El Paso — The Fall Avenue in Cloudcroft. Page 27.
French classes for children and adults ses- 12-20; free for children under 12). Admission 800-826-0294 or
sions begin the week of Sept. 20. Page 43. Celestial Creations Open House — Sept. for adults includes a commemorative glass and An Ambassador Breakfast is 7 to 10 a.m.
11 in Truth or Consequences. Page 5. tasting. Everyone under 21 must be accompa- Saturday and Sunday, with sausage, eggs, pan-
Pena Gallery and Studio San Elizario – nied by adult parent, guardian or spouse). cakes, juice and coffee. Cost: $6.50 per plate.
Grand opening for Amado M. Pena Jr.’s new Elephant Butte Celebration — The annu- Information: (575) 882-7632 or
gallery in San Elizario is Sept. 23. Page 3. al celebration and balloon regatta “Honoring
Harvest Wine Festival — The New
America’s Heroes” is Sept. 11-12 at Mexico Wine Growers Association presents its
Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino — A Elephant Butte Lake State Park. Page 21. Mount Cristo Rey: Hike Through Time 2010 Labor Day Weekend festival noon to 6
Tribute to Elvis and Shakira is Sept. 23, and — A hike with presentations on Mount Cristo p.m. Saturday through Monday, Sept. 4-6, at
a Tina Turner/Donna Summer/The Supremes Tularosa Basin Wine & Music Fest — The Rey and local history is offered at 8 a.m. the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds,
Tribute Concert is Oct. 21, in the Signature 4th annual event is Sept. 18-19 at Alameda Saturday, Oct. 2, at Mount Cristo Rey, Sunland Las Cruces. Admission: $15, includes souvenir
Showroom. Page 11. Park in Alamogordo. Page 19. Park, N.M. Length: 5 miles round trip (2-3 wine glass; under 21 free accompanied by par-
El Paso Symphony Orchestra – The sea- Hot Springs Festival — The 2nd annual hours). Cost: $3 ($2 for children) donation ent of legal guardian. Monday is Military Day,
son begins with guest pianist Valentina Lisitsa festival is Sept. 25 in downtown Truth or requested for the Mt. Cristo Restoration with $3 discount for active duty military with
Sept. 24-25 in the Plaza Theatre. Page 28. Consequences. Page 19. Committee. Information: 542-1422. No reser- ID. All adults must have valid ID, regardless of
vations are required. age; designated drivers encouraged. No pets,
The Maize at La Union — The cornfield Pancho’s Car Show — The 5th annual car Hike leader is Randy Limbird, editor and pub- coolers or open containers allowed.
maze opens Sept. 24-Nov. 7 in La Union, show is Sept. 25 at Pancho Villa State Park lisher of El Paso Scene. Security is provided Information: (575) 522-1232, 1-800-494-6366
next to Zin Valle Winery. Page 25. in Columbus. Page 7. along trail and in the parking lot. or
Mesilla Valley Maze & Pumpkin Patch — The 5-mile hike is easy to moderate, and is The festival features wines produced by New
‘This is Flamenco’ — Spanish flamenco gui-
The Las Cruces labyrinth is open Sept. 25- suitable for all ages. Mexico’s leading wineries, available for tasting
tarist Salvadora Velasco performs Sept. 26
Oct. 31. The 3rd annual New Mexico Meet at the large parking lot at the trailhead and for sale by the glass, bottle or case, plus
at the Chamizal National Memorial. Page 5.
Pumpkin festival is Oct. 9-10. Page 13. to Mt. Cristo Rey off McNutt Road (NM 273). live entertainment each day, specialty foods,
An Evening with Jack Hanna - El Paso Take the Racetrack exit off Paisano and cross arts and crafts, and the University of Wine with
Zoo presents an evening with the acclaimed Ski Run Road Challenge — The 4th annual the Rio Grande. featured speakers and presentations.
animal expert and his animal friends Sept. race featuring the highest finish in New Grape stomp contests are held on the hour
Mexico is Oct. 16 at the Eagle Creek Sports St. Luke’s Country Fair — The 27th
28 at The Plaza Theater. Page 17. from 1 to 5 p.m.
Complex in Ruidoso. Page 55. annual fair, featuring the popular “Running of
the Bulls: Great Dachshund Stampede 2010,” is Please see Page 7
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or judging, tours, parade, stunt show and other piñatas for kids. Attendees may bring folding
September Roundup The space features art, craft, jewelry, gourmet events at Ruidoso Downs Sports Theater chairs. No alcohol, smoking and pets allowed
Cont’d from Page 6 foods and home decor from over 100 regional Complex. The rally is sponsored by the on the plaza. Information/entry forms: (575)
artists, artisans, craftspeople and companies. American Motorcycle Association National 524-3262, ext. 116.
Featured entertainers begin at 12:15 and 3:15
Road Riding Convention. Information: (800) Opening ceremonies are at noon Saturday.
p.m. daily. Saturday’s performers are Daddy Os Doña Ana Doll Club Show & Sale — 452-8045, (575) 378-4140 or The Fiesta Parade begins at 11 a.m. Saturday
(rockabilly) and Nuevo Sol (southwest music); The annual doll and doll accessory show is 9 along Avenida de Mesilla, beginning at Four
Sunday’s are Terry Bullard (country) and The a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Days
Points Gin and ending at the Mesilla Town Hall.
Liars (80s and 90s music); Monday’s peformers Inn Conference Center, 901 Avenida de Mesilla, Diez y Seis de Septiembre Fiesta — This year’s theme is “Celebrating Our Early
are Remember Then (classic hits) and C.W. Las Cruces. Includes dolls, doll accessories, The annual Fiesta is noon to 10 p.m. Saturday
Generations.” Floats, ands, spirit squads,
Ayon (one-man blues and roadhouse classic). bears, toys and miniatures. Dolls may be and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18-19, at the
antique vehicles, specialty units and other
To get to the fairgrounds, take I-10 West brought in for minor repairs, restringing and Mesilla Plaza, with about 30 vendor booths
toward Deming, then take the fairgrounds exit advice. Door prizes offered. Admission: $2. offering art, crafts, games, drinks and food.
and follow the signs. Information: (575) 523-1413. There will also be a greased pole climb and
Please see Page 8
Hatch Chile Festival — The “chile capital Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta — The
of the world’s” 38th annual celebration is 30th annual regatta is 7 a.m. to noon Sept. 11-
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 4-5, at the Hatch 12 at Lion’s Beach, Elephant Butte Lake State
Airport on N.M. Hwy 26, 1 1/2 miles west of Park. Events including a competitions, mass
Hatch, featuring vendors, carnival rides, arts ascension of around 50 hot-air balloons, ven-
and crafts, chile food and ristra tying and paint- dors, arts and crafts, food, music and more.
ing demonstrations, live music, beer garden and Admission: $5 per car. Information: (575) 744-
fresh roasted Hatch green chile. Admission: 4708 or (505) 307-4142.
$10 per carload. Information: (575) 267-5483
‘Red, White & Blue’ Chili Cook-Off —
New Mexico Museum of Space History in
The Hatch Valley Chile Festival Parade is 10
Alamogordo and International Space Hall of
a.m. Saturday in downtown Hatch.
Fame Foundation will host it first chili cook-off
Live music includes the Simon Balkey 12:30
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, in the
and 1:45 p.m. Saturday; Queen Priscilla
museum’s upper parking lot, open to all non-
Banuelos at 12:30 p.m., Las Cruces High School
profit and charity organizations, or teams rep-
Mariachi at 1 p.m. and Clay Mac 3 to 5 p.m.
resenting those organizations. Proceeds from
the sale of tasting cups will be split among the
Contests are 1:30 and 2:45 p.m. Saturday and
teams. Registration is $15 per team. Tasting
1:30 p.m. Sunday, including chile eating, chile
cups: $2 each (includes 10 tasting tickets).
toss and watermelon eating.
Information: (575) 437-2840, ext. 41153,
Horseshoe tournament is 12:30 p.m. or
Saturday; registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
The Chile Festival auction is 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Shop and Dine Mesilla Day — The
Hillsboro Harvest Festival — Percha
Town of Mesilla and Mesilla businesses host
Creek Traders Artisan’s Cooperative hosts the
their first day celebrated the area businesses,
2nd annual Labor Day weekend festival 10 a.m.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. The day
to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, in Hillsboro, N.M.,
celebrates restaurants and businesses near the
featuring works by area artists, artist demon-
Mesilla Plaza, at the Mercado area off of
strations, and a farmer’s market with local pro-
Avenida de Mesilla and Calle de Mercado, the
duce including newly harvest apples from the
Old Tortilla Factory at Calle de Parian and
Mimbres Valley. Guests can visit the Black
Avenida de Mesilla, Caballero Plaza off Avenida
Range Museum and Ocean Grove Hotel, and
de Mesilla and businesses along Avenida de
see historic adobe homes, churches, and ruins
Mesilla. Booths will be set up on the plaza, and
dating from the late 1800s. Information: (575)
many merchants will feature discounts and
895-5797 or
prizes. No pets, alcohol or smoking allowed on
Featured artists include Jane Dobrott (west-
the plaza. Admission is free. Information: Kristie
ern hat shaping and wire sculpture) and Ray
Garcia, (575) 524-3262 ext. 116.
Hamlett (native woodwork). Local, shops, gal-
leries and restaurants will be open. Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally — The
Percha Creek Traders is in downtown 40th annual rally is Sept. 15-19 in Ruidoso.
Hillsboro on Highway 152, 17 miles west of I- The rally includes poker runs, trade show, bike
25 at exit 63.
River Rendezvous — The outdoor craft fair
is Saturday through Monday, Sept. 4-6, at
Chartreuse Moose gallery in Ruidoso, N.M.,
across from the tennis courts on Sudderth
Drive., featuring area arts and crafts and food.
Information: (505) 990-3550.
‘Rolling Stones’ Gem and Mineral
Show — Grant County Rolling Stones Gem
and Mineral Society’s 27th annual show in
Silver City, N.M. is Sept. 4-6 at the Grant
County Business and Conference Center, 3031
Hwy 180 East, in Silver City, N.M. The show
offers guided field trips, vendors, silent auc-
tions, exhibits and demonstrations. Hours are
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Admission is free.
Celestial Creations Open House — The
artspace and specialty shop at 220 N. Date
Street in Truth or Consequences, N.M. hosts its
4th anniversary with an open house event 6 to
8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, with free sam-
pling of several gourmet items, artists meet-
and-greets, door prizes, live music and more.
Admission is free. Information: (575) 894-7591

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The Whole Enchilada 5K race and 1-mile runs
September Roundup begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Meersheidt
Cont’d from Page 7 Recreation center. Awards ceremonies follow
at 9 a.m. See sports listing for details.
entries welcome. No entry fee. Deadline to
enter is Sept. 1. Hot Springs Festival — The 2nd annual
Entertainment Saturday includes Ballet festival is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25,
Folklorico Tierra del Encanto, Mariachi Real de along Foch Street in downtown Truth or
Chihuahua, Mariachi Espuelas de Plata, Mariachi Consequences, N.M. featuring live music by
Espuelas de Cobre, Las Perlitas del Pueblo and country, blues, bluegrass and classic rock bands
Lucilene de Geus and Paco Antonio Flamenco from throughout Southern New Mexico. There
dance groups. The evening will conclude with will be tours of the hot springs, a “Spa Poker
the variety band Dulce from 6 to 10 p.m. Run,” activities for children, contests, food and
Sunday’s entertainment headliners are Nuevo arts vendors and a beer garden. Information:
Sol from 4 to 7 p.m. (575) 740-3902 or
Formerly known as “Palomas Hot Springs,” in
Lumberjack Day — The 17th annual day- 1914 the town officially changed its name to
long event is Saturday, Sept. 18 in Zenith Park,
“Hot Springs” until 1950 when the town
Cloudcroft, with axe throw and standing block
changed its name in honor of the popular radio
chop and “hot saw” competitions, demonstra-
tions and more. Visitors can come test their
own lumberjack skills. Admission is free. Mesilla Valley Maze & Pumpkin Patch
Information: (575) 682-2733. — The 11th annual Las Cruces labyrinth, at
3855 W. Picacho, is open Sept. 25-Oct. 31.
Tularosa Basin Wine & Music Fest — Admission information: (575) 526-1919 or
The 4th annual event takes place noon to 6
p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18-19, at
To get there: Take exit 139 off I-10 West
Alameda Park 1321 N. White Sands Blvd.,
(Motel Blvd.), go north one mile and turn left at
Alamogordo. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12
Picacho (U.S. 70). Go past the Rio Grande one
at the gate (age 20 and younger must be
mile to the Maze on 6h4 Lyles’ family farm.
accompanied by adult). Information:
Information: (575) 526-1919 or mesillavalley-
Wine tasting begins at noon, featuring New
This year’s theme celebrates the discovery of
Mexico wines from over 10 vineyards. The fes-
the dwarf planet Pluto, with an image designed
tival also offers arts and crafts and food ven-
by Anna Lyles.
dors. Live music featured each day.
The farm’s 3rd annual New Mexico Pumpkin
White Sands Hot Air Balloon festival is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and
Invitational — The 19th annual ballooning Sunday, Oct. 9-10, featuring, pumpkin painting,
event featuring around 50 hot air balloons is 7 slides, hayrides to the pumpkin patch and live
to 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18-19, music, storytelling the Pumpkin Glow, and
at White Sands National Monument and loca- more.
tions in Alamogordo. Launches begin at sunrise
Mimbres Valley Harvest Festival — The
both days, with a balloon glow Saturday night.
5th annual celebration hosted by Mimbres
Park entrance fee: $3 (free for ages 15 and
Valley Health Action League is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
younger). Information: (575) 679-2599 or 1-
Saturday, Sept. 25, at San Lorenzo Elementary
School grounds, off Hwy 152 in the Mimbres
Whole Enchilada Fiesta — Tasting the Valley, N.M. with music, storytelling, food,
World’s Largest Enchilada is just part of Las crafts, kids activities, best pie contest, health
Cruces’ 30th annual festival Sept. 24-26, at screenings, a farmers’ market and agricultural
Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 600 E. Hadley workshops. Information: (575) 536-9681 or
in Las Cruces. Hours are 6 p.m. to midnight
Friday, 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday, and 10
Oktoberfest at Holloman — The
a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Events include live
German Air Force at Holloman Air Force Base
entertainment, food, arts and crafts vendors,
near Alamogordo, N.M. invites the public to
carnival rides and “Enchilada Land” games and
enjoy German food, drink and music at its 14th
rides for kids. Admission: $3 (free for age 6 and
annual Oktoberfest 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday,
younger). Information: (575) 526-1938 or
Sept. 25, at the GAF Maintenance Hangar.
Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the gate
Enchilada Land offers kids’ activities. Separate
(includes mug and first filling). Advance tickets
fees, up to $2, may be charged.
available at the Alamogordo Chamber of
A beer garden is open 6 to 11 p.m. Friday,
Commerce. Information: (575) 572-2612 or
noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m.
(575) 437-6120.
Sunday. Admission: $5 (ages 21 and older only).
The event features authentic German food
Opening ceremonies are 6 p.m. Friday. Live
such as bratwurst, schnitzel, potato salad, pret-
musical entertainment continues all three days
zels along soft drinks and Oktoberfest beer,
on two stages 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to
and live music by the Die Lustigen Eyachtaler.
11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday
Friday’s headliners are Chente Barrera y Pancho’s Car Show — The 5th annual car
Taconazo 7:30 to 9 p.m. and Latin Breed 9:30 show is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25,
to 11 p.m. Saturday’s headliner is Los Lonely at Pancho Villa State Park in Columbus, N.M.
Boys, 9:30 to 11 p.m. Sunday’s headliner is Trophies awarded in several categories, plus a
Sunny and the Sunliners, 4:30 to 6 p.m. $100 Best of Show award. Food and drink for
The annual Whole Enchilada Parade, “30 sale at the park, raffles, door prizes, live music
Years of Hot Stuff,” begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and more also featured. Show admission free
at the Hadley Complex. with regular park admission of $5 per carload.
The making of the World’s Largest Enchilada Information/entry fee: (575) 531-2711.
is 11 a.m. Sunday.
Huacha Tournament begins at 1 p.m. Saturday
RGT Anniversary Celebration — The
Doña Ana Arts Council and the historic Rio
on Hadley Ave., east of Unidad Park.
Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall in Las
Registration at 10 a.m. Cost per player: $10.
Cruces, celebrates the 5th anniversary of the
Horseshoe Tournament begins at 4 p.m.
theatre’s reopening at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26,
Saturday, same location. Entry fee is $15.
Registration begins at 10 a.m.
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September Roundup The Grant County Art Guild will have an arts
Cont’d from Page 8 & craft sale/exhibit.
featuring music by Oldies But Goodies with Taste of Downtown Silver City — The
master of ceremonies Jim Shearer. Admission: annual event featuring a “walk-about tour” of
$10 donation. Information:(575) 646-4746 or 15 area restaurants, cafes and coffeehouses is Saturday, Oct. 2, in downtown Silver City. The
event features food samples from various menu
Grant County Fair — The fair is Sept. 29- items from different restaurants and shops, a
Oct. 3, at the Cliff Fairgrounds, Cliff, N.M. The
fake/bake sale and music showcase, vendors
fair includes exhibits, a midway, livestock auc-
and more. Information: (575) 534-9005 or sil-
tion and a barbecue. Information: (575) 388-
4223 or (575) 313-5825.
• Taste of Downtown Walk-About Tour is 11
Southern New Mexico State Fair — a.m. to 3 p.m. at 15 participating locations.
The 44th annual fair is Wednesday through Cost is $15; information: (915) 534-9005.
Sunday, Sept. 29-Oct. 3, at the Doña Ana • Non-Profit Fair & Music Showcase is 10 a.m.
County Fairgrounds, 12 miles west of Las to 4 p.m. in the Morning Star parking lot.
Cruces off I-10. Hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Continuous entertainment.
Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to midnight
Friday and Saturday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday. Admission to fair and special events
West Texas
includes the Speedway, rodeo and live enter- Marfa Lights Festival — The 24th annual
tainment: $10, $8 ages 7-12. Children age 6 festival that pays tribute to Marfa’s mysterious
and younger free. Information and event times: lights is Friday through Sunday, Sept. 3-5 in
(575) 524-8602 or Marfa, Texas. This year’s theme is “For
The fair offers livestock exhibits and shows, Marfans, By Marfans,” celebrating local talent.
live entertainment, carnival rides, arts and Activities over the Labor Day Weekend include
crafts, food and more. This year’s headline food and crafts booths, a main street parade,
concert is Reckless Kelly at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, contests, concerts and street dances in the
Oct. 2. Presidio Courthouse area. Information: (432)
729-4942, 1-800-650-9696 or
Aspenfest — The Village of Ruidoso’s cele- Web:
bration of fall colors, is Saturday and Sunday,
The festival opens Friday with music by Sally
Oct. 2-3. This year’s theme is “A Red, White
Thieves of Midland, followed by street dance
and Blue Ruidoso Valley.” Events include a chili
with Tex-Mex music by Max Rios and the
cook-off, arts and crafts fair, street vendors,
Aspenfest Parade and vintage car show.
The festival 10K run and 5K walk are 6:30
Information: (575) 257-7395
a.m. Saturday. Information: marfalights-
The Aspenfest Parade starts at 10 a.m.
Saturday, at Sudderth and Mechem.
The annual parade is 10 a.m. Saturday, fol-
lowed by live music and a pet contest.
Arts and crafts booths will be open 9 a.m. to
A performance by conjunto and cumbia band
5:30 p.m. Saturday and 9 to 5 p.m. Sunday at
Grupo Exito is 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Schoolhouse Park on Sudderth. Admission: $2
The festival concert is Saturday with Little Joe
(free for children under 12). Information:
y La Familia at Vizcaino Park with special guest
Bonnie Richardson, (575) 378-4661
Nightlife. Ticket information: (432) 729-4445.
The Rod Run Car Show is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday’s entertainment begins at 12:30 p.m.
Saturday at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track.
with Dry Creek Diggers and The Mystic
Admission is free. Information: Ron Duscha,
Gitanas. Sunday’s night’s street dance features
(915) 598-0621.
tejano band Los Matadors.
The Ruidoso Chili Society’s annual Chili
The Sunday Night concert and dance at the
Cook-Off is all day Saturday at the Ruidoso
MAC Building features music by Wayne West.
Downs Race Track. Information: Rick Thomas
Admission: $15 ($25 couples).
(575) 336-8399.
Cloudcroft Octoberfest — The 33rd Big Bend Balloon Bash — The 2010 hot
annual Octoberfest Juried Art Show is 10 a.m. air balloon festival in Alpine, Texas, will feature
to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 2-3, at Zenith nearly 30 colorful balloons Saturday through
Park in Cloudcroft. About 60 booths will range Monday, Sept. 4-6 at the Sierra La Rana com-
from oil paintings to sketches, pottery to black- munity 2 miles south of Alpine on State Hwy
smithing, leather to yarn spinning and blown 118. Gates open at 7 a.m. mass ascension at
glass. Live music and family activities also fea- 7:30 a.m. each day. Admission to the launch
tured. Admission is free. Information: (575) site is free. Information: (432) 837-7486 or big-
A star party is 8 p.m. Saturday at the launch
Kodak Albuquerque International
field, and a Fire Concert is 8 p.m. Sunday, at
Balloon Fiesta — The 2010 fiesta, “Earth,
Buck Stadium.
Wind and Flyers,” is Oct. 2-10 in Albuquerque.
Mass ascensions each morning at 7 a.m. Wild West Chile Fest — The 52nd annual
Tickets: $6 (free for ages 12 and younger). Dell Valley Hudspeth County Fair Sept. 17-18,
General parking: $10/car. All-event ticket and on the fairgrounds in Dell City. Information:
parking packages available. Balloon Fiesta
Hotline: (888) 422-7277 or
Pinos Altos October Fiesta — The Mountain Man Rendezvous — The 26th
annual event celebrating the mountain man cul-
mountain village of Pinos Altos, N.M. will host
ture is Friday through Sunday, Sept. 24-25, at
its 12th annual fall fiesta 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sproul’s Campground in Fort Davis. Includes
Saturday, Oct. 2. Most events are in the his-
various black powder shooting competitions
toric Main Street area. The fair offers live
including a pistol and blanket shoot, dinner, trail
entertainment, “Old West” shootouts and reen-
walk and more. Information: Charlie, (432)
actments, children’s activities, arts and crafts,
426-3272 or
collectibles, gold-panning, antiques and various
food vendors. Proceeds benefit the Pinos Altos
Volunteer Fire Department. Information: gila- Please see Page 10
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squash and more. Twenty percent discount on
September Roundup “U-pick” vegetables. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2
Cont’d from Page 9 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Information:
549-1323 or
Bazaars and fairs
Socorro Mission Bazaar — The annual
St. Anthony’s Bazaar — The 47th annual event is Friday through Sunday, Sept. 24-26 at
Labor Day weekend festival is noon to 11 p.m. La Purisima Catholic Church, 328 S. Nevarez
Saturday through Monday, Sept. 4-6, at the St. (next to the Socorro Mission). The event is
Anthony’s Seminary, 4501 Hastings (at held annually in honor of the feast day of Saint
Crescent). The event offers food, games and Michael. Information: 859-7718.
live entertainment hosted on the grounds of a Hours are 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, 2 p.m. to
Franciscan seminary. An evening mass is midnight Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday.
planned for Saturday and Sunday. Admission is Admission is free.
free. Information: 566-2261. The event offers food, games, live entertain-
Proceeds from the event go directly to the ment, mechanical rides, matachines dancers
education, housing and living expenses for the and more. Headline entertainment offered
seminarians. each evening.
Woman’s Club Fall Festival — Woman’s The Celebration Mass of San Miguel is at 5
Club of El Paso, 1400 N. Mesa, will host its p.m. Saturday, followed by a procession with
annual Fall Festival bazaar 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the statue of St. Michael accompanied by mat-
Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. achines around the church cemetery.
11-12, featuring a variety of vendors offering Kermezaar — One of El Paso’s longest-run-
arts and crafts, books, antiques and more. ning and best reqarded juried arts and crafts
Proceeds benefit the preservation and restora- shows is Sept. 25-26 at El Maida Shrine, 6331
tion of the club, built in 1916. Admission: $3. Alabama, benefiting International Museum of
Information: 532-6131. Art. Artisans of various media will be repre-
St. Frances Fiesta — St. Frances Xavier sented, and a silent auction will be held. Hours
Cabrini Catholic Church’s 12th annual bazaar is are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5
Sept. 17-19 at 12200 Vista del Sol at Peter p.m. Sunday. Admission: $4 ($3 military, free
Cooper, between Zaragosa and Loop 375. The for age 12 and younger. Information: 543-6747
event includes live entertainment, food, games or
and raffle. Festival hours are 6 p.m. to midnight Artwork featured includes clay, drawing, fiber,
Friday, 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday and 2 to 10 glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, pastels,
p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information: photography, sculpture, textiles and all media
857-1263. painting. All art is original and created by the
Breakfast booth opens at 9 a.m. Sunday. artist exhibiting the work.

Art in the Park — The City Parks & Dominic’s Midtown Farmers Market
! !! & — Dominic’s Italian Restaurant hosts a farmers
Recreation Department’s Fall arts & crafts fair
is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. market 7 a.m. to noon Sundays through mid-
18-19, at Memorial Park Reserve, 3100 October at its central El Paso location, 6901
Copper, featuring continuous entertainment, Montana (at Texas Highway 62 and Airway).
food and craft vendors. Admission by donation. Area growers will offer fresh bread, locally
% $ &
grown vegetables and fruits, gourmet home-
Information: 533-3311.
made salsa, arts and crafts, ice cream, fruitiki
Father Yermo Bazaar — Father Yermo and more. Admission is free. information: 778-
schools, 220 Washington), hold their 12th 0011 or
annual bazaar noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, and
$ "% noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18-19. Activities Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert
include games, food, raffles, entertainment and Crossing — The 8th annual market is 7:30
more. Information: 533-3338. a.m. to noon Saturdays through mid-October.
&" # "! This “producers only” market features quality
&" # $ & St. Mark’s Artisan Fair - St. Mark’s farmers, backyard gardeners and artisans such
&" # '! ( United Methodist Church, 5005 Love Road, as Cactus Mary’s soap and crafts, Mysterious
will host their 2nd annual “fair like no other Horizons Farm herbs and Villa Simplicity hand-
holiday fair” 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. made spa products. The CoffeeStream will
18, in the church Fellowship Hall, featuring 40 serve breakfast and coffee on the patio until 11
fine artists and craftspersons offering original, a.m. Information: Luis, (575) 589-0653, ext. 6.
hand crafted art works. Door prizes offered Ardovino’s Desert Crossing is at One
throughout the day and breakfast, lunch and Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M.; from El
snacks available for purchase. Admission is free. Paso, take Race Track Drive across the Rio
Information: 581-4444 or Grande and across McNutt Road (NM 273),
continue past the post office and turn left on
Mission Trail Art Market — More than 80
area artisans and craftpersons display their fine
arts and crafts during the monthly open-air Arts Festival — Art & Frame Mfg., 1769
market 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, in Victory Lane in Sunland Park, N.M. will host its
the historic Veteran’s Memorial Plaza at the San first-ever event 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, and noon to
Elizario Chapel, 1500 Main in San Elizario. 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1-2, at the company’s
Items include pottery, jewelry, painting, sculp- showroom and patio. About 25 artists will dis-
ture, photography, gourmet treats, seasonal play works in various media, including paintings,
decorations, home accents. Food and drink interior design, jewelry, pottery, silk flowers
concessions, entertainment and guided tours of and custom framing. The event also includes
historic San Elizario offered. Admission is free. wine tasting presented by Luna Rossa Winery.
Information: 594-8424 or missiontrailartmar- Admission is free. Information: (575) 589-1214. The company is located off Futurity Drive
across from the Sunland Park Racetrack and
‘The Garden’ at The Maze — The Maze
at La Union, 1101 Hwy 28, in La Union (next
to Zin Valle) hosts a farmer’s market featuring Our Lady of Refuge celebration — The
five acres of chilies, vegetables, and watermel- annual event is 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct.2 at the
ons through Sept. 22, before the fall opening church at 1320 Mercantile in La Union, N.M
of The Maze. Five varieties of hot and medium
chile featured, as well as tomatoes, sweet corn, Please see Page 11
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Mexican Independence Day noon to 10 p.m.
September Roundup Sunday, Sept. 12, featuring mariachi music,
Cont’d from Page 10 piñatas, Mexican food, local and international
handicrafts, folklorico dancing, raffles and more.
(one mile west of Highway 28, near Canutillo).
Information: (575) 257-9965.
The celebration features live music, games,
gorditas, enchiladas and other food. Food sales Silver City Farmers Market — The mar-
begin shortly after noon. Information: (575) ket runs 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays in the
589-0542. New Main Street Plaza (6th and Bullard).
Market continues through the first frost in
St. Luke Craft Bazaar — St. Luke’s United October. Information: (575) 536-9681.
Methodist Church, 9915 Montwood, hosts its
fall bazaar 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2. Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market
The “new, improved” bazaar includes more — Arts, crafts, produce, baked goods and
vendors, as well as many seasonal crafts, a other food items are offered at the market in
sweet shop. and a Granny’s attic. Lunch served Las Cruces’ Downtown Mall, 8 a.m. to 12:30
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information: 598-6821. p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, featuring
approximately 200 area vendors. Information:
St. Paul’s Arts & Crafts Bazaar — The (575) 541-2288 or
St. Paul’s Methodist Women’s fall bazaar is
Saturday, Oct. 2, at St. Paul’s United Methodist
Church, 7000 Edgemere. Light lunch for sale.
Something for everyone
Information: 772-2734. Nonprofit Enterprise Center — The
center is now located at UTEP’s Benedict Hall,
St. Francis Bazaar — St. Francis of Assisi
Rm. 101, 500 W. University. All workshops and
Catholic Church, 5750 Doniphan, will host its
classes at the center, unless otherwise listed. As
annual Fall Bazaar 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 10
space is limited, NpEC members and SCF
a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2-3. Information:
grantees given first priority Registration
required: 590-1333 or
La Union Farmers Market — The market Web:
featuring locally-grown produce, arts and craft The center’s monthly Nonprofit Connection is
vendors is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at Xceed
through October, at the La Union (N.M.) Resources, 5310 El Paso. RSVP encouraged;
Town Park on Telles. La Union is west of NM participants encouraged to bring brochures,
Hwy 28 about 2 miles north of Canutillo. announcements and giveaways.
Information: (915) 412-8005.
‘Rum-N-Reggae Bash’ — Ardovino’s
Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in
So. NM bazaars Sunland Park, hosts a rum sampling at 6:30 p.m.
Franciscan Festival of Fine Arts — Holy Thursday, Sept. 2, featuring live music by El
Cross Retreat Center, 600 Holy Cross Road in Paso’s Border Roots. In addition to sampling
Mesilla Park, will showcase the works of over various rums, sno cones available with mango,
60 area artists celebrating sacred and religious coconut of pineapple Coruba flavored rum.
art 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Admission: $15; ages 21 and older welcome.
Sept. 4-5. The event includes painting, pottery, Information: (575) 589-0653.
jewelry, stained glass, woodworking and textile
Sun Valley Baptist Anniversary — Sun
art. Admission is free; donations taken at the
Valley Baptist Church, 9901 McCombs, will cel-
door. Food, music and a silent auction also
ebrate its 50th anniversary, Sept. 3-5, with a
offered. Information: (575) 524-3688 or holy-
Friday night chuck wagon dinner, breakfast and
all-day activities Saturday and guest speaker Dr.
‘Labors of Love’ Art Fair — The San David C. Gibbs, Jr., founder and president of
Vicente Artists group presents its 18th annual Christian Law Association, at the 10:30 a.m.
juried arts and crafts show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday service. The public and all ex-NECA
Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. students and their families invited. Information:
4-5, in the Silco Theater in Silver City N.M. 755-7299.
Admission is free. Information: (575) 534-4401
Maldonado Maze — The family-owned
maze is open Sept. 4-Nov. 7, on Hwy 28 in La
Arts in the Orchard — The 13th annual Union, N.M. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, 11
event, combining arts, crafts, live music and fall a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 6
harvest foods, pie contests and magic shows is p.m. Sunday. Open for field trips 9 a.m. to 1:45
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. p.m. Monday through Friday, by appointment
11-12, in the field next to Dr. Woods house, only. A petting zoo, hayrides, slides, pedal car
mile marker 96.6 on State Highway 380 in maze, mini mazes, jumping balloons and other
Lincoln., N.M. Admission is free, donations attractions also featured. Admission: $9 ($7
encouraged. Information: 1-800-653-6460. ages 4-12; free for age 3 and younger).
Information and group rate/field trip reserva-
St. Genevieve’s Fiesta — The church’s tions: 203-0515.
annual fiesta celebrating the church communi- This year’s theme is a “Tribute To The
ty’s 151st year, is 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday American” Soldier; and features four mazes
and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11-12, at geared to toddlers through adults. Roasted
St. Genevieve’s Parish Hall, 1025 E. Las Cruces corn, hamburgers, hot dogs and food and drink
Ave., Las Cruces, with live entertainment, offered. Military receive $2 off admission
including gorditas and other Mexican food, prices; with valid ID.
mariachi, children’s and family activities and Each weekend highlights various charity
more. Admission is free. Information: (575) organizations. Special activities include:
524-9649 or • Sept. 4-5 — Live jazz bands (American
Mass is 11 a.m. Sunday, followed by the pro- Cancer Society)
cession to the fiesta. • Sept. 18-19 — Mariachis (LULAC)
A horseshoe tournament is 9 a.m. Saturday,. • Sept. 25-26 — Battle of the Bands
Entry cost: $5. (American Lung Association)
Expo-Fiesta Mexicana 2010 — Grupo • Oct. 2-3 — Bike run (Canutillo Scholarship
Cultural Hispano de Ruidoso, 1925 Sudderth in Fund, Our Lady of Refuge Church)
Ruidoso, N.M., will host a celebration of
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9050 Viscount, with featured speaker Paul
September Roundup Foster. The public is invited. Admission: $20.
Cont’d from Page 11 Information: 772-2292 or
‘Dog Day’ swimming event — City of El
STARS Volunteer Advocate Training Paso Parks and Recreation Department will
— The Rape Crisis Center seeks volunteers host dog swim days 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday
age 18 and older for its next training session 8 and Sunday, Sept. 11-12, at Nations Tobin
a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 4-25, at the Aquatic Center, 8831 Railroad Drive. Social
STARS Office, 710 N. Campbell, for anyone dogs will be allowed to enjoy a pool day inter-
wishing to become a victim’s advocate. act with other friendly pets. Information/pool
Registration is free. Applications available at the rules for pets: 544-3556 or
STARS office. Information: 533-7700 or stars-
The comprehensive 40-hour training course,
Gun Show — The Paso Del Norte Gun
Collectors Fall Gun Show is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
certified by the Texas Attorney General’s
Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept.
Office, teaches volunteers to assist STARS
11-12, at El Maida Shrine Temple, 6331
(Sexual Trauma & Assault Response Services)
Alabama. Admission is $5, $4 active military
staff in providing hospital outreach crisis inter-
with ID, $3 for under 18. Information: 598-
vention services to victims of sexual assault.
Bassett Place — 6101 Gateway West.
Information: 772-7479 or
Rolling Thunder POW/MIA Awareness
Motorcycle Ride - The 3rd annual ride from
Alamogordo to Cloudcroft and Tularosa and
• The National Geographic film “Restrepo” will
back is Saturday, Sept. 11. Departure sites are
be featured Friday, Sept. 3, to honor Fort Bliss
10 a.m. at Barnett Harley Davidson in El Paso
Troops. The USO’s Mobile RV/Canteen will be
and Alamogordo Cycle Center in Alamogordo
at the North Side of the Mall in the parking lot
and 11 a.m. at Barnett Harley Davidson in Las
between Café Plaza and the cinemas.
Cruces. Registration begins one hour prior to
• The Kiwanis Club will be at the Community
departure time at each site. Ride ends for all
Cart in front of Premiere Cinemas Friday and
three sites at the Elks Lodge in Las Cruces.
Saturday, Sept. 3-4, to promote their upcom-
Cost is $10 single/$15 double. Information:
ing fund raisers.
Dusty, (915) 590-2161, Gary (915) 799-7691 or
• “Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Talent Contest” for
kids age 3 to 12 is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,
Sept. 4, with finals 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. Vehicle VIN etching — El Paso Police
5. Chosen winner receives a prize package Department and Palma Agency Allstate, 632
including a family four-pack to Disney Live’s Sunland Park Drive, will offer free VIN etching
“Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show.” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. Vehicle
• Autumn Arts and Crafts show is Friday Identification Number etching tags on parts of
through Sunday, Sept. 9-12. the car make it difficult for thieves to profit
• El Paso Community College’s Grandparents from selling windows and windshields as well as
Day Celebration is Saturday, Sept. 11, with making it harder to dispose of if stolen.
entertainment, informational booths and more. Information: 581-4494.
• Mariachi and Folklorico will perform
Thursday, Sept. 16, in honor of Mexico’s Rattlers Scooter Club — Scooter owners
Independence Day. EPCC’s Spanish Guitars are invited to join in Rattlers Scooter Club rides
perform 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. open to any size or model of scooter. No fee
• Karaoke with Antonio B Entertainment to participate. Information/meeting locations:
begins at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18. Jeff or Gloria Bero, 309-2875 or scooter-
• A Psychic Fair is Sept. 24-26. Destinations:
• The annual Power of Pink exhibit of El Paso • 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, to Jazz on the
breast cancer survivors’ portraits is Tuesday Rocks at McKelligon Canyon
through Thursday, Sept. 28-30, in front of • 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, or UTEP Tailgate
Kohl’s. Party at Sun Bowl Stadium

Family Caregiver Support Group — Rio Latinitas — The non-profit group offers reg-
Grande Area Agency on Aging host the support ular media-related workshops, exhibits, camps
group for family caregivers at the agency’s east and more. Information: 239.5051, or latinitas-
and westside offices. Groups meet 9 to 11 a.m.
Information: Miriam Maldonado, 533-0998. • Alliance of Latinitas orientation is 5:30 to
Westside: Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2930 N. 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, at Latinitas
Stanton. Eastside: Thursday, Sept. 9, 10880 Headquarters, 1359 Lomaland, Suite 502. Pre-
Edgemere. registration required: call 239-5051 or latini-
Southwest Character Council — The • Saturday Camp for grades 4-8 — 1 to 3 p.m.
council’s monthly luncheon is Wednesday, the second Saturday of each month (Sept. 11)
Sept. 8, at Great American Land and Cattle at Judge Marquez Public Library, 610 N.
Company, 701 S. Mesa Hills. Cost: $10 (lunch is Yarbrough.
free for those bringing a first-time guest). • Teen girls interested in writing for
Information/RSVP: 779.3551. meet 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday
the second Saturday of each month (Sept. 11)
Governor Richardson’s Job Expo — The
at Judge Marquez Library.
City of Las Cruces and several area agencies
Club Latinitas are free weekly after-school
will host a job expo 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
clubs for girls in grades 4-8 at various public
Thursday, Sept. 9, at NMSU’s Pan Am Center,
library branches starting the week of Sept. 20.
allowing job seekers and employers to net-
Information: 239-5051, latinitaselpaso@
work. Information: NM Workforce Solutions, or
(575) 524-6250 or Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at
UTEP — The popular UTEP continuing edu-
‘Gathering of Eagles’ — Yucca Council
cation program, now celebrating its 20th
Boy Scouts hosts the Eagle Scouting Alumni
anniversary, offers non-credit classes for people
Dinner and 100-year Boy Scouts Celebration
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at the
EPCC Administration Building-Auditorium, Please see Page 13
Page 12 El Paso Scene September 2010
Sunday events include a reading by poet
September Roundup Dolores Dorantes 10:30 a.m. at the Marfa
Cont’d from Page 12 Book Company, and a public brunch and clos-
ing reception of the exhibit “In Lieu of Unity”
age 50 or older. Fall 2010 semester classes
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ballroom Marfa.
begin Sept. 13.
Formerly Center for Lifelong Learning, the Chamizal Saturday Morning Crafts —
program is part of UTEP’s Division of Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San
Professional and Continuing Education and sup- Marcial, invites families to explore various
ported in part by the Bernard Osher world cultures through arts and crafts. Each
Foundation. Enrollment deadline is Feb. 26. month is based on different craft concept cen-
Spring registration: $60, plus $25 for the one- tered on cultural diversity. Admission is free,
time CLL membership fee. but space is limited. Reservations recommend-
Members may take as many classes as they ed. Information/reservations: 532-7273, ext.
want. No grades, no tests, no term papers, no 112 or
required homework. The fee includes parking This month’s craft is Greek worry bead at
permit, UTEP library card and discounts to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18.
UTEP events. Classes are open to residents of
Women’s Wellness Expo — Desert Sun
El Paso, Juarez and southern New Mexico age
Chiropractic’s 3rd annual expo is 10 a.m. to 2
50 or older.
p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at 3800 N. Mesa,
The Center’s office is in Miners Hall, Room
Suite C-1, featuring information on general
209. Office hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Monday
wellness care, spinal screenings, free blood glu-
through Friday. A catalog of classes is available
cose and pressure testing, acupuncture, body
at all public library branches. Information: 747-
fat assessment, massage, foot health, weight
6280, 747-8848 or
loss, exercise, hearing evaluations, pilates, vita-
Fall classes offered in history, languages, arts,
mins, dental health, handmade jewelry and
philosophy, sociology, science, literature, cur-
facials. Admission is free. Information: 838-
rent events and computers. Classes include
1500 or
“The Great Pass of the North (local history),
“The Civil Rights Journey-The Conquest of Borderland Tradeshow — The 24th annu-
Mexico (in Spanish and English), “The Spanish al show is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21,
Empire in the Americas,” Conversational at the El Paso Convention Center. The trade
Spanish, Italian, French and Ingles; acrylics, show serves maquila/production industries in
repujado, portraiture, landscapes with oil paint, West Texas, New Mexico and Chihuahua, with
watercolors, woodworking and digital photog- more than 100 companies represented featur-
raphy, “Creativity of Man Explored: 17th. ing the New Generation of Industrial Suppliers.
Century and the New World, 19th Century A variety of seminars will be offered. Admission
Conflicts,” “All That Jazz,” “Grand Opera,” is free for industry professionals. Information:
“Spirituality,” “Religions of the Borderlands,” 771-7061 or
“Non-Violence v. Violence as a Human
Response,” “Happiness and Finding It,” UTEP Career Expo — UTEP will host a
“Modeling the Universe,” “Shakespeare’s career expo 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and 9
Macbeth,” “Chaucer: on Women and The a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23-24, at the Don
Medieval Church,” Tai-Chi, Feng Shui, medita- Haskins Center. Information: 747-7503.
tion, enneagram, yoga, memoirs writing, Singles Game Night — Peggy Kligman,
genealogy, “Our Changing World,” “Films With inventor of “The Goat Game” will host an
a Mind of Their Own,” “Afghanistan,” evening for singles at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept.
Introductory & Remedial classes Windows, the 24, at Fuddrucker’s Restaurant, 5030 N.
Internet, Digital Photos, E-bay, E-Mail. Desert (backroom). Bar service and dinner
Off-campus classes planned at Nazareth Hall, menus available. Seating is limited. Cost: $10
Loretto, The MonteVista at Coronado and (cash only). Information/RSVP: 239-4224 or
Burges and Acosta Moreno public libraries. Web:
EPCC Career Services Expos — El Paso The Maize at La Union — The 15-acre
Community College Career Services hosts its cornfield (actually sorghum) maze is open for
2010 services expo 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, its 11th season Sept. 24-Nov. 7, on at 1101
Sept. 14, at the EPCC Administrative Service Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., next to Zin
Center, 9050 Viscount. The event allows stu- Valle Winery. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays,
dents a chance to meet with potential employ- 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 6
ees, learn about job opportunities, network p.m. Sundays. Cost: $9; free for age 5 and
with managers and more. Information: 831- under with paid adult ticket. Group rates: $7
2636 or per person (15 persons or more). Field trips
“Marfa Dialogues/Dialogos en Marfa” and private party tent available. Information: 1-
— Ballroom Marfa, 108 E. San Antonio Street 888-383-6393 or
in Marfa, and Washington Spectator hosts the This year’s double maze is the largest double
“Marfa Dialogues/Dialogos en Marfa” Politics maze yet, featuring family activities, mini maze,
and Culture of the Border conference Sept. playground, farm animals and concessions.
16-19, with films, panels with leading journal- The “U-Pick” Garden farmer’s market featur-
ists, and conversations with writers Charles ing five acres of chilies and other vegetables run
Bowden and Mark Danner. Information: (432) through watermelons through Sept. 22,
729-3700 or before the fall opening of The Maze. Hours are
• A welcome reception is 5:30 p.m. Friday fol- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.
lowed by conversation and book signing with ‘A Better Beginning Conference’ —
Bowden 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Crowley Theatre. UTEP’s College of Education sponsors the 6th
• Saturday events at the Crowley Theatre annual ABC event 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday,
include a journalist panel discussion moderated Sept. 25, at the Tomas Rivera Conference
by Dahr Jamail 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; presenta- Center in the UTEP Student Union. The con-
tion by photographer David Taylor 2 to 3 p.m.; ference is open to all teachers, UTEP student
conversation and book signing with Mark interns, faculty, and staff. Information:
Danner 3:30 to 5 p.m. and a film screening or 747-6368.
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Keynote speaker is LouAnne Johnson. A com-
• La Santa Cecilia performs 9 to 11 p.m.
Saturday (location to be determined).
Please see Page 14
September 2010 El Paso Scene Page 13
September Roundup ECI Stroller-A-Thon — The annual Early
Cont’d from Page 13 Childhood Intervention event is 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 25, at Ascarate Park, 6900
plimentary viewing of Johnson’s movie
""' Delta. Participants may bring their strollers and
“Dangerous Minds” is 1:15 p.m. at the Student
)&#!()& babies for a one-mile stroll around the lake.
Union Movie Theater. Complimentary book by
"$$&' Free t-shirt for first 150 participants; additional
Johnson will be handed out to the first 320 reg-
shirts are $5 by Sept. 20; $10 after.
% istered participants, as well as a complimentary
"" (*" ' Participation is free. Registration begins at 9:30
" luncheon.
!# ") !# a.m. Award presentations follow at 10:45 a.m.
Blessing of the Animals - The annual with a Diaper Derby at 11 a.m. Registration/
!$ event is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, information: 534-4324 or
! ! at St. Francis on the Hill Church, 6280 Los
! Discover El Paso Awards — Discover El
Robles, featuring a petting zoo, food booths,
$ ! % Paso Association, Inc., the non-profit group
music and more. Admission is free.
# % dedicated to promoting things to do and see in
Information: 584-5967 or
! and around El Paso, will host its annual awards
Visitors are invited to bring their pets. The
! and grants banquet at noon Tuesday, Sept. 28,
ceremony also will bless animals from the
at Holiday Inn-Airport, 6655 Gateway West.
Humane Society (which can be adopted) and
% This award honors the people and organiza-
the animals in the petting zoo.
tions that promote El Paso. Recipients to be
!(" #( ‘¡Pena de Muerte No Más!’ Speaking announced. Cost: $20; reservations required.
Tour — El Pasoans Against the Death Penalty Information: 584-3126 or 584-3858.
$#!% # + )!( hosts the “Death Penalty No More” tour Sept.
Life Coaches needed — Community
$# 25-27, featuring internationally-known exoner-
ated former U.S. death row inmate Juan
Solutions is seeking life coaches for citizens
returning to routine life after incarceration. Life
Roberto Melendez. Melendez will share his
coaches, both male and female, are needed to
story of being sentenced to death for a crime
assist with the re-entry challenges that so often
he did not commit. Upon discovery of a long-
discourage and thwart many who genuinely
forgotten transcript of a taped confession by
wish to become productive members of our
the real killer, Melendez was released on Jan. 3,
community. Interested individuals may call
2002, having spent over 17 years on death row.
Carolyn Esparza, 861-7733 or visit solutions-
After each talk he will be available to answer
questions from the audience. Admission is free.
Information: 740-7076 or Recovery Month Candlelight Vigil — A
Spanish language talks are 11 a.m. to 12:40 vigil in observance of September of National
p.m. Saturday (location to be announced) and Drug and Alcohol Recovery Month is 6;30 to 8
2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Pius X Catholic p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, on the grounds of
Church. An English language talk is 10 to 11:30 Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San
a.m. Monday, at El Paso Community College Marcial. The vigil will honor all of those lives
Transmountain Campus. lost as a result of alcohol and/or drugs. This
year’s theme is “Hands of Hope Across the
‘Respect and Attitude’ Young Adult Border.”
Workshop — El Paso motivational speakers Peace of Art will have their exhibit on site at
Marcello Perez and Bruce Villarreal will host
the Recovery Month Fair, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
the workshop for ages 13-25 on “Fine-tuning
Admission is free. Information: 544-7933 or
Communication and Relationships through
Circumspect Awareness” 1 to 4:25 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 25, at Chamizal National ‘Terror Trail’ — WinkeyDoodles Paintball
Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, sponsored by the Adventures, 401 Anthony, in Canutillo, hosts its
nonprofit Attitudinal Dynamics Team, ARYBA two-acre Terror Trail Haunted House Oct. 1-
TX-NM. Admission: $5 on-line preregistration; 31. Times to be announced. Ages 10 and older
$7 at the door. Information: 996-1119. Pre-reg- welcome; no costumes may be worn to the
istration at trail. Trail not set up for paint balls, designed
only for haunted attraction. Admission: $13.
Singles in Christ — The singles ministry No children under the age 10, and no cos-
meets 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at
tumes may be worn. Cost: $13 per person.
Harvest Christian Center, 1345 New Harvest
Information: 861-9585 or
Place, for singles age 30 to 45. This month’s
meeting features a guest comedian, meet and
greet, appetizers and door prizes. It will focus Kern Place Fall Picnic — The Kern Place
on the mission of a single Christian. Admission Association’s annual autumn picnic is 1 p.m.
is free. Information: 630-6930. Sunday, Oct. 3, in Madeline Park, between
Baltimore and Cincinnati. The family event
Tiger Cub Field Day — Yucca Council of includes free refreshments and live music by
Boy Scouts of America will host a field day for
Brilliant Mistake. All Kern Place residents are
first grade boys and their parents or guardians
invited and encouraged to bring a side dish.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Bowen
Ranch, off Stan Roberts Road. Activities include
crafts, games, archery, fishing, a petting zoo, BB Mind Body Studio — 910 E. Redd Road (at
range, geocaching and trading post. Registration Westwind). Hot Yoga, Power and Vinyasa Yoga
begins at 8:30 a.m. with a hot dog lunch at and Pilates classes offered seven days a week.
noon. Cost: $5 per cub; includes one lunch, Information: 585-6362 or
patch and program. Information: 772-2292 or Zumba classes are 9 a.m. Mondays and Saturdays, 7:40 p.m. Wednesdays, 5:15 p.m.
Wednesdays and 10 a.m. and 7:40 p.m.
1 Smart Noodle Game Night — The Thursdays. Zumba is a dance fitness class that
education toy store, 5380 N. Mesa, will host a
incorporates Latin and international music and
free family game night 5 to 6:45 p.m. Monday,
dance movements,
Sept. 27. Information: 253-2383 or
Prenatal Yoga Classes taught by a certified
instructor are offered at 5 p.m. on Mondays
A Wikki Stix Creation free craft event is
and Thursdays. Register by phone.
planned 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14,
Iron Yoga sculpting classes are 10 a.m. Fridays.
ideal for ages 3 to 7. Admission is free, but pre-
registration required as space is limited. Please see Page 15
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September Roundup at the El Paso Convention Center for the 17th
annual benefit event presented by the seven
Cont’d from Page 16 Rotary Clubs of El Paso. Proceeds benefit the
Rotary Club Scholarship Fund for the Texas
For a good cause Tech Medical School—El Paso Campus.
Special Olympics Extravaganza Gala Tickets: $100. Maxine Johnson, 544-2582.
— Special Olympics Texas Greater El Paso Peace and Justice Banquet — The 12th
Area-19 will host its annual gala fundraiser 7 to annual “Option for the Poor” award banquet is
11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Wyndham El at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Our Lady of
Paso Airport, 2027 Airway Blvd, with cocktails Mount Carmel Church, 131 South Zaragoza.
at 7 p.m. followed by dinner, dancing, live and Sponsored by the Peace and Justice Ministry of
silent auctions and live music. Master of the Diocese of El Paso. Tickets: $25 ($250
Ceremonies is Tony Bravo. Tickets: $45 ($500 table for 10). Information: 872-8422.
tables for 10). Information: 533-8229, Keynote speakers are Charles and Pat Doyle, or and Father Charles McCarthy, OFM
All proceeds go towards programs for Special Conventual.
Olympics Texas athletes in El Paso. Bishop Armando Ochoa will present two
Gospel Singing Fundraiser — Sierra “Option for the Poor” Awards and “Oak of
Blanca Christian Academy hosts an evening of Justice” Awards. Certificates of Recognition will
gospel music and snacks 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, be presented to Jail Ministers.
Sept. 19, at Flying J Ranch, in Alto, N.M. The Fair Trade Marketplace will sell Fair Trade
Admission is free; donations accepted. items from around the world.
Information: (575) 630-0144.
Fort Bliss
FEMAP Gala — The Friends of FEMAP, a
binational organization that seeks to improve Anyone entering Fort Bliss must obtain a gate
the quality of life for the less fortunate in Juarez pass. Driver’s license, car insurance and regis-
and El Paso, will host its 5th annual gala 7 p.m. tration required.
to 2 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at Grace Gardens, Gate hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
6701 Westside Drive. Tickets: are $125 Monday through Friday for Jeb Stuart entrance
($1,500 tables). Information: 544-4151 or and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekends for
A free information session related to the gala Sheridan Gate. Cassidy Gate permanently
will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, at closed.
Hope and Anchor, 4012 N Mesa. Prenatal Yoga classes — Bliss MWR hosts
The session is aimed at young professional to prenatal yoga classes for women throughout
inform them on ways to help Juárez through their pregnancy 1:15 to 11:15 a.m.
non-profits such as FEMAP. Wednesdays, Sept. 8, at the Stout Physical
Memory Walk 2010 — The Alzheimer’s Fitness Facility. Students explore poses, breath-
Association of El Paso’s annual walk/run is noon work, meditation, and sound to develop flexi-
Sunday, Sept. 26, at La Viña Winery, 4201 S. bility, calm, enjoyment, comfort, and confi-
Hwy 28, La Union, N.M. Registration starts at dence during pregnancy and in preparation for
11 a.m. Social activities at the winery continue labor and childbirth. Information: Teia Mack,
through 4 p.m. There is no cost to walk, but 744-5785 or
individuals and teams are encouraged to collect Civilian Fitness Program — The Civilian
pledges benefiting the association. All walkers Fitness Zone at Fort Bliss’s Stout Physical
raising $100 or more receive a free t-shirt. Fitness Center is accepting applications from
Information: 544-1799, civilian Fort Bliss employees for the annual civil-
or ian physical training program. Packets may be
On-line team registration/donations: picked up at Stout Gym, room 103, and returned by 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10. No late
Wine and Tapas — El Paso Villa Maria, packets will be accepted. First come first serve,
transitional housing for women and children in space is limited. Information: 568-6458.
need located in south El Paso, hosts its 2nd Civilians who take part in this program will be
annual fundraising gala event 5 to 8 p.m. allowed three hours of administrative leave per
Saturday, Oct. 2, at El Convento Courtyard, week for a total of six months to participate.
Loretto Academy, 1400 Hardaway, featuring As part of the program, participants will have
guitarist Julio Ortiz, wine from Italian Imports health education classes, activity classes includ-
and tapas from Sacred Heart Tortilleria & Grill ing yoga and spinning.
A silent auction will feature an opportunity to Retired Officers’ Wives’ Club — The
enjoy dinner for six people with a local celebri- social club for spouses of retired
ty. Tickets: $35. Information 584-5018 or epvil- Commissioned or Warrant Officers will host a Fashion Show at noon Tuesday, Sept. 21, at
Border AIDS Partnership Gala — The the Centennial Club at Biggs Field. Fashions
“Spotlight 2010” gala is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, provided by Dress Barn. All members and
Oct. 2, at the Plaza Theatre. The performing guests are welcome; reservations required by
arts showcase features dancers, actors, musi- Sept. 16. Cost: $18. Information: 593-3809.
cians and singers form El Paso, Las Cruces and Soldier sponsor training — Those inter-
Juarez. Tickets: $25; $100 VIP. (Ticketmaster). ested in becoming a mentor for inbound sol-
Information: 533-4020 diers and their families may attend monthly
Since 1996, the Partnership has distributed training sessions at 6 a.m. the last Thursday of
more than $1 million to support innovative HIV the month (Sept. 30) at the Army Community
education and prevention programs in our Service ballroom on Fort Bliss. Information: Joe
communities. For every two dollars raised Hess, 568-1132 or
locally, the Partnership gets a one-dollar match
from the National AIDS Fund through the Elton Fort Bliss Rod & Gun Club — Rifle and
John AIDS Foundation. pistol shooting competitions are held almost
every weekend at the Fort Bliss Rod & Gun
Celebrity Chef Dinner — The best cre- Club — visitors can watch for free, food avail-
ations from 19 of the region’s most celebrated
chefs will be served at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2,
Please see Page 16
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Knitters, crocheters, quilters sewers and non-
September Roundup sewers welcome. Donations of yarn, cloth and
Cont’d from Page 15 other supplies welcome. Information: Annette
Wooters, 474-2845, or
able at the clubhouse snack bar. To get there:
Take Railroad Drive to Deer; turn right.
Information: 568-2983. Woodworkers Club of El Paso — The
club’s monthly meeting is 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday,
Old Fort Bliss — Building 5051, corner of Sept. 7, at 3228 Sacramento (back of building),
Pershing and Pleasanton Roads, Fort Bliss. The
featuring woodworking demonstrations, and a
Old West days of the “Soldiers of the Pass” are
show-and-tell segment for items created by
relived through replicas of the original adobe
members. Information: 760-6536 or 564-5915.
fort buildings and military artifacts,
Magoffinsville Post 1854 to 1868. Admission: El Paso Northeast Quilters Guild —
free. Hours: Daily 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Regular monthly meetings are 7 to 9 p.m. the
Information: 568-3137. second Thursday of the month, at Trinity
Presbyterian Church, 8001 Magnetic (at
Club news Titanic). The Sept. 9 program is a “burrito”
pillowcase. The non-profit organization pro-
UTEP Woman’s Auxiliary — The auxil- motes quilting among interested persons, and
iary will host its Membership Coffee 10 a.m. to
brings the beginner, experienced, younger and
noon Saturday, Aug. 28, at the home of Drs.
older quilters together for various events and
Dean and Christine Smith, 5900 Quinta Real.
projects. Information: 751-2132 (leave mes-
Anyone interested in joining the auxiliary is
welcome to meet the members and enjoy cof-
fee, tea and goodies. Information: Marilyn El Paso Scale Model Society — The soci-
Munden, 433-9227. ety will host its monthly meeting at 2 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 12, in the St. Paul’s United
Singles in the Son - The group develops Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 7000
friendships between Christian singles from 25
Edgemere. Formed in 1969, it is a chartered
to 45 years old. All denominations are wel-
chapter of the International Plastic Model
come and there are no costs for membership.
Society, U.S. Branch. Information: 598-6957.
Information: Andy, 471-1997 or West El Paso Moms — The monthly play
• Friday, Sept. 3 – Movies in the Canyon date group meets 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday,
• Saturday, Sept. 11 – Dinner and a play Sept. 16, at Francisco Delgado Park, 7020
• Saturday, Sept. 18 – Dinner and UTEP vs. Imperial Ridge. All moms and their kids wel-
NMSU Football come; group membership is $5 a year (first
• Sunday, Sept. 26 – Dinner and flamenco gui- meetup is free). Information:
Westside Welcome Club — The group is L’Alliance Française d’El Paso — The
open to both newcomers and long-time resi- group promotes French culture and offers fran-
dents. The club’s monthly free newcomers’ cophiles the opportunity to use the French lan-
coffee is 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at 941 Vereda guage in a variety of activities. Information:
del Valle. Information: 820-6779, 581-2314 or 585-1789, 845-6535 or The monthly dinner is 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept.
The September luncheon and Activity Fair is 25, at University Presbyterian Church, 244
11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, at El Paso Resler. This month’s dinner is a County
Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place. The Western theme. Prize for best western attire.
new president and board of directors will be Cost: $17 for members; $22 for guests.
introduced, and individual can see displays and The Fall 2010 French classes for children and
learn about the club’s activities. Cost: $19. adults sessions begin the week of Sept. 20, for
Reservations (Sept. 3): 581-2314. both beginners and adults. Ten-week adult
classes held on both the East and West Side,
Macintosh Users Group — The El Paso and children’s classes on the West Side.
Macintosh Users Group is open to anyone
Information: Christine, 566-8042 or Maud,
interested in Apple Macintosh computers. The
group’s monthly meeting and demonstration is
Conversation and film in French is 6 p.m.
9:30 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of the
Friday, Oct. 1. Call for location: 833-8705.
month at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church basement,
1000 Montana (enter in alley). The Sept. 4 fea- El Paso Christian Women’s Connection
tures “How to Set Up a Simple Web Site” with — The group hosts its “Fall Kick-off luncheon
Rocky Melendez. Admission is free for visitors. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at El
Information: 566-2201, 564-5906 or Paso Radisson Hotel, 1770 Airway, with inspira- tional speaker Mary Beth Maifield. Ruben
Sanchez will discuss this luncheon’s outreach,
Project Linus — The charitable group which West Texas Food Bank. Reservation deadline is
has donated thousands blankets and quilts to
Sept. 15. Cost: $13. Information/reservations:
seriously ill and/or traumatized children of the
(915) 613-1882 or 598-0811.
El Paso area meets 9:30 to 11 a.m. the first
Saturday of each month (Sept. 4 ), at
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Discover El Paso — The nonprofit group,
founded in 1973, is dedicated to promoting
things to do and see in and around El Paso.
The annual Awards/Grants luncheon is noon,
Tuesday, Sept. 28, at Holiday Inn Airport,
6655 Gateway West. This award honors the
people and organizations that promote El Paso.
Cost: $20; reservations required. Information:
584-3126 or 584-3858.
Mothers and More — The West El Paso
Chapter meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of
each month at Jaxon’s, corner of Mesa and
Castellano (upstairs). The group hosts play
dates, mom’s nights out, discussion meetings,
guest speakers and more. Information: mother- or
Amateur Radio Clubs — Two
amateur/Ham radio clubs meet monthly in El
• Sun City Amateur Radio Club (ARC) —
Business meetings for this Ham Radio club are
7 p.m. the first Friday of the month, with “pro-
gram nights” 7 p.m. the third Friday of the
month at 3709 Wickham. Information: 585-
8132, or
• El Paso Amateur Radio Club — Meetings are
8 p.m. the second and fourth Friday of the
month at 2100 San Diego. Information: or
Individuals interested in earning a Ham Radio
license may contact either club. Morse Code is
no longer required for operators.
Bridge leagues — Duplicate bridge events
are hosted every day except Saturday, at
Decker Bridge Center, Unit 159, 2216 East
Yandell. Duplicate bridge events are hosted
everyday except Thursday and Saturday.
Admission: $5. Information: 544-6565 or elpa- Managers: Peggy Craig, 581-
0371 or Steve Nordberg, 833-5915.
International Coin Club — El Paso’s only
coin club meets at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first
Monday of the month at Travelodge-La
Hacienda, 6400 Montana. Meetings include
educational presentations and an auction of
materials submitted by members. Visitors
always welcome, and admission free for first-
time visitors. Information: 533-6001 or 526-
Parents of Multiples Club — The club’s
new El Paso Chapter meets 6:30 to 8 p.m. the
third Thursday of the month at St. Mark’s
United Methodist Church, 5005 Love Road.
Parents of twins, triplets or more are invited to
join this support, education and research non-
profit organization. Meetings are free to
attend. Club membership is $20 a year. Free
childcare provided during meeting.
Information: 760-6955 or

Area attractions
Western Playland — The amusement park
is at 1249 Futurity Dr. in Sunland Park, N.M.
(next to the racetrack). Take Sunland Park Exit
13 from I-10. Tickets: $15.95, plus tax (pay
one price); $5 non-rider admission; free non-
rider passes for ages 2 and younger and age 60
and older, includes train and sky ride admis-
sion. Individual ride tickets are $2. Information:
(575) 589-3410 or
September hours are 2 to 7 p.m. Sundays and
2 to 9 p.m. Saturdays.
The 25th annual “Taste of El Paso” KLAQ
BBQ is Sunday, Sept. 5, featuring live music by

September 2010 El Paso Scene Page 17
the famous Cattleman’s Steakhouse.
September Roundup Information: (915) 544-3200 or cattle-
Cont’d from Page 17
Trapt, Since October and Jonathan Tyler and San Elizario Historic District — The dis-
Northern Lights. Gates open at 2 p.m. Tickets: trict at 1500 Main Street in San Elizario on the
$15 in advance; $20 at the gate. Advance tick- Mission Trail features four art galleries, seven
ets at all area 7-11 Fina stores in El Paso and artists studio/galleries, three gift shops, the
Pic Quiks in Las Cruces. Historic San Elizario Chapel, the Portales
Museum and the Veteran’s Museum. Most loca-
Wet ‘N’ Wild Waterworld — The water tions open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday
park is at 8804 S. Desert, Anthony, Texas (I-10
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
at Exit 0). Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday
noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 851-0041,
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and
594-8424 or
Sunday. Information: 886-2222 or
Self-guided walking tours and guided tour of
the 17 historical sites district also offered,
The water park is open weekends only
including the Chapel, Old El Paso County Jail
through Sept. 6.
(where Billy the Kid broke out a friend in
Indian Cliffs Ranch — The working cattle 1876), the old Grist Mill, the Lafayette barracks
ranch in Fabens offers a children’s zoo, buffalo, and more. Free guides available at all galleries
longhorns, deer, rattlesnake pit, movie sets and and museum.
the Fort Apache playground. It’s also home to
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino —
The copper-domed casino offers slot machines,
and video-machine versions of poker, keno and
other games. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Sunday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Friday and Saturday. Lounge is open, with live
entertainment and dancing, until 2 a.m. week-
ends. Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. every-
day. General admission and parking are free.
Information: (575) 874-5200.
To get there, take the Sunland Park exit from
I-10, go south (left turn coming from
Downtown) and follow the signs.
Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305
Yaya Road, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta
Mission. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday
through Sunday. The center features a museum
on the Tigua tribe, including its relationship to
the Tiwas of northern New Mexico. Admission
is free. Information: 859-7700 or
Native American Dances are performed 11:30
a.m. and 1:30 p.m. every weekend.
Wyler Aerial Tramway — Texas’ only pub-
licly accessible mountain tramway gives passen-
gers a view of 7,000 square miles, two coun-
tries and three states from Ranger Peak, eleva-
tion 5,632 feet. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for
children 12 years and under. Tickets sales stop
one hour before closing. Hours of operation
are noon to 6 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and
Sundays, and noon to 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays
and holidays. The tram is closed Tuesdays and
Wednesdays. Information: 566-6622.
To get there: Take Alabama to McKinley and
turn toward the mountain.
La Viña Winery — New Mexico’s oldest
winery is just across the state line from El Paso,
at 4201 S. NM Highway 28, one mile north of
Vinton Road. Information: (575) 882-7632 or
The tasting room and patio are open for sales
and tasting of wines from 12 to 5 p.m.
Thursday through Tuesday (closed
Wednesdays). Tasting fee is $5. A daily tour is
offered at 11:30 a.m. by appointment only; the
$10 fee includes tasting.
“Music On the Patio” with “Live by Request”
is 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on selected Saturdays and
Sundays through September. (see music listing
for schedule).
The annual Harvest Festival is noon to 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 2-3. Admission: $15
($5 age 12-20; free for ages 12 and younger).
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
Free Music Sundays are 1 to 4 p.m. on select-
ed Sundays.

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Stephanie Fix — The award-winning root- — Harry Shahoian and Inez Zak, tribute artists
rock Austin singer-songwriter performs at 7 direct from Las Vegas’s “Superstars Live In
p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, at the Black Box Concert,” perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept.
Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall in Las 23, at, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino’s
Cruces. Fix has been a finalist in eight different Signature Showroom. Tickets: $20.
national songwriting competitions including the Information: (575) 874-5200.
USA Songwriters Competition and the Shahoian has been perfecting his tribute to
International Billboard Songwriter’s the King of Rock n Roll. His adaptability as a
Competition. Admission: $10 at the door; performer allows him to portray the legend in
reservations recommended. Information/reser- different eras throughout his career.
vations:(575) 523-1223 or Zak has performed in many different produc-
tion shows as well as on on national tours,
Elektro Bash — South Beat presents an all- including backup singing for International
ages dance and music event 6 p.m. to midnight Spanish artist Chao and Mexican recording
Friday, Sept. 3, at the wave pool at Wet N artists Ulises, and Luis Arcaraz IV. She has also
Wild Waterworld, I-10 Exit 0 in Anthony, Texas. been the opening act for Mexican legends such
The “Back to School” event features a large as La Prieta Linda, La Sonora Santanera and
concert stage, sound system, light show, visual Maria del Sol all throughout Mexico.
effects and giant video screens with a continu-
ous line-up of guest DJs available and go go Blue Oyster Club — The classic rock band
girls. Tickets are $10 6-8 p.m. and $15 after- at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Ruidoso
ward. No pre-sale. Information: 630-2206 or Downs Race Track and Casino in Ruidoso Downs, N.M, as the finale to the track’s sum-
mer concert series. Tickets start at $25.
Michael Martin Murphey — The cowboy Information: (575) 378-4140 or
music legend performs as part of the Colors
Las Cruces Plein Air Festival VIP Artist The band is best known for their iconic
Reception 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the “Don’t Fear The Reaper.” Other hits include
Rio Grande Theatre, at 211 Downtown Mall in “Burnin’ For You,” “In Thee,” “Astronomy” and
Las Cruces. Patrons can sample food and wind more.
from local restaurants and wineries prior to the
performance beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets: $40 Stone Temple Pilots — The Grammy-win-
($70 couples; $34 military). Information: (575) ning alternative rock band performs at 7 p.m.
523-6403, (575) 630-2206 or Tuesday, Sept. 21, at El Paso County Coliseum, with guests Black Rebel Motorcycle
Murphey is today’s No. 1 selling Singing Club. Tickets: $44.50-$49.50, plus service
Cowboy Poet and is a six-time Cowboy Hall of charges (Ticketmaster).
Fame Award winner. The band won the 1994 Grammy for Best
Hard Rock Performance and the Favorite
Cracker — The alternative rockers perform Rock/Pop New Artist American Music Award
at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the Rio that same year. Hits include “Sex Type Thing,”
Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, in “Plush,” “Creep,” “Vaseline,” “Interstate Love
Las Cruces. Proceeds benefit the J. Paul Taylor Song,” “Trippin’ on a Hole in a Paper Heart,”
Juvenile Detention Center. Tickets: $15 in “Lady Picture Show” and “Days of the Week.”
advance; $18 day of show; available online at and Fuga! - NMSU Cultural Series presents the
Information: (575) 523-6403 or world music band at 8 p.m. Sept. 23, at Rio Grande Theatre. Fuga fuses rock and Mexican
Best known for their top indie hits “Low” and music in a combustive mix of rhythm and politi-
“Teen Angst,” Cracker’s 13th album, “Sunrise cally charged Spanish lyrics. They use traditional
In The Land Of Milk And Honey’ has been and experimental accordion licks combined
receiving rave reviews. with ska/punk guitar, driving bass lines, haunting
female lead vocals, and cumbia sazon. Tickets:
Disney Live! “Mickey’s Rockin’ Road $15 ($13.50 seniors, NMSU faculty/staff, chil-
Show — The Disney family musical comes to dren age 2-12; $10 NMSU students).
El Paso Sept. 17-19, at Abraham Chavez Information: (575) 646-1420 or
Theatre, Showtime is 7 p.m. Friday, and noon
and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets:
$24.21-$46.92, plus service charges. Little Joe y la Familia — The band will
(Ticketmaster). Information: perform “An Evening por el Bien de la Mujer”
Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy hit the at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Abraham
road on a zany trip that runs into several Chavez Theatre to benefit Centro Mujeres de
favorite characters including Tigger, Cinderella la Esperanza. Tickets are $25, $40 and $50,
and Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear, in this plus service charges (Ticketmaster).
high-energy performance by Feld Information: 545-1890.
Entertainment. Little Joe y La Familia have been described as
“the Tex Mex equivalent of the Carter Family.”
Dwight Yoakum — The legendary “Honky Little Joe Hernandez has been performing for
Tonk Man” performs at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 40 years, recording 50 albums.
17, at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center,
122 S. Old Pueblo Road. Admission is free. An Evening with Jack Hanna - El Paso
Information: 860-7777. Zoo presents an evening with the acclaimed
The Grammy-winning artist has more than 15 animal expert and his animal friends is 7 p.m.
albums, with more than 45 singles including Tuesday, Sept. 28, at The Plaza Theater.
“Street of Bakersfield” (with Buck Owens), “I Tickets: $20-$50, plus service charges
Sang Dixie,” “Honky Tonk Man,” “Little Sister,” (Ticketmaster).
“Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and many Special VIP reception tickets are $100; avail-
more. able through the Society. Information: 532-

‘Elvis and Shakira Superstars’ tribute Please see Page 20
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Ticket Bellydance Superstars — The showcase
of Middle Eastern dance in their “Bombay
Cont’d from Page 19 Bellywood” tour is 7:30 Wednesday, Oct. 6, at
the UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. The show
8156, 521-1850 or
mixes the pageantry of cultures from Bombay
For details, see “Nature” listing.
to Cairo. Tickets: $28-$34, plus service charge.
John Davidson — Grant County (Ticketmaster). Information: bellydancesuper-
Community Concert Association presents the
well-known performer 7:30 p.m. Wednesday,
Sept. 29, at WNMU’s Fine Arts Center Disney on Ice ‘Let’s Celebrate’ —
Theater. Davidson is an established star who Mickey and Minnie and friends host their colos-
has made his name in Hollywood, Las Vegas, sal party in Disney on Ice’s latest show Oct. 6-
Broadway and on television. He and his appear 10, at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100
in a dynamic one-man show. Tickets: $20. Paisano. Performances are 7:30 p.m.
Information: (575) 538-5862 or gcconcerts. Wednesday through Friday and noon, 3:30 and
7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Thursday’s per-
‘Broadway in El Paso’ tickets — Season
formance in Spanish. Tickets: $15 and $21
tickets are now on sale for the 2010-2011
(reserved seating), $26 balcony and box seats;
Broadway series at the Plaza Theatre. Four-
$30 VIP and $42 front row, plus service charge.
show and five-show packages available. Five
available starting Aug. 28. (Ticketmaster).
show packages: $145, $215 and $270. Four
Group ticket information: 1-888-770-1876.
show packages (not including “Beauty and the
Beast”): $115, $.170 and $215. Individual tick- Shakira — The international superstar per-
ets to be announced; available through forms at 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct.
Ticketmaster. Season ticket information: 231- 12-13, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Shakira
1111 or has more than 214 global award nominations
Season includes Disney’s “Beauty and the and more than 50 million albums sold world-
Beast” (Nov. 29), Monty Python’s “Spamalot” wide. Tickets: $152.50, $102.50, $72.50,
(Jan. 25), “All Shook Up” (Feb. 13), “Legally $42.50 and $9.50, plus service charge.
Blonde” (March 14) and Blue Man Group (Ticketmaster)
(April 27-28).
Texas Tornados and Rick Trevino —
Bryan Adams — The legendary rock will Two of Texas’s best perform at 8 p.m. Friday,
brings his highly successful solo-acoustic con- Oct. 15, at New Mexico Farm and Ranch
cert tour to El Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road in Las
Paso at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, at the Plaza Cruces. Tickets: $35 general admission
Theatre. The tour features Adams with an (Ticketmaster).
array of acoustic guitars, performing an inti-
mate concert of some of his greatest hits.
Rachel Sedaca — The folk music artist per-
forms at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Black
Tickets: $35 to $70, plus service charges.
Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall in Las
Cruces. Tickets: $10. Reservations recom-
Adams has sold more 65 million records,
mended. Information/reservations: (575) 523-
toured six continents and achieved No. 1 status
1223 or
in more than 40 countries with hits like “Cuts
Like A Knife,” ‘Summer of ‘69,” “Kids Wanna ‘Simply the Best’ tribute show — The
Rock,” “Can’t Stop This Thing We’ve Started,” tribute show saluting divas Tina Turner, Donna
“(Everything I Do) I Do It For You,” “Open Summer, and The Supremes is 8 p.m. Thursday,
Road” and recently “Thought I’d Seen Oct. 21, at, at Sunland Park Racetrack and
Everything.” Casino’s Signature Showroom. Admission: $25.
Information: (575) 874-5200.
John Davidson — Showtime! El Paso opens
its season with the television/stage performing ‘Singin’ In The Rain’ – UTEP Dinner
legend at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, at the Theatre opens its season with one of the best
Abraham Chavez Theatre. His charismatic loved musicals of all time, based on the 1952
looks and talent quickly catapulted Davidson MGM film Oct. 22-Nov. 7 with music by
more than 40 years ago from the musical stage Nacio Herb Brown and lyrics and Arthur
to television, where he is best remembered as Freed. Showtime is 7 p.m. Wednesday through
host of such shows as “That’s Incredible,” “The Saturday; dinner matinee performance is 1:30
New Hollywood Squares,” “One Hundred p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24; non-dinner matinees are
Thousand Dollar Pyramid,” “The Tonight 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 7. Tickets
Show” (which he guest-hosted 80 times) and $26-$38 dinner shows; $12-$22 non-dinner
his own talk show. Tickets: $25 ($10 students matinee. Information: 747-6060.
with ID; ages 6-25). Information: 544-2022 or Cirque du Soleil: ‘Alegría’ — The leg-
endary performance troupe will give eight per-
Sponge — The alternative band performs at formances of its internationally acclaimed pro-
7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at House of Rock, duction Dec. 1-5, at Don Haskins Center.
8838 Viscount with special guests to be “Alegría” is a Cirque du Soleil classic that has
announced. Tickets: $18 in advance; $20 day of entertained more than 10 million people
show; available through worldwide since its world premiere in
The Detroit-based band is best known their Montreal in 1994. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m.
hits “Molly (16 Candles Down The Drain)” and Wednesday and Thursday, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.
“Plowed.” Friday and Saturday and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets: $28-$99.
Benise — The Nuevo Flamenco world music
and dance spectacular perform at 7:30 p.m. Yo Gabba Gabba Live — DJ Lance Rock
Tuesday, Oct. 5, at The Plaza Theatre, featur- and the cast of “Yo Gabba Gabba” bring their
ing Benise’s Spanish guitar, Emmy-award win- “There’s A Party in My City” state-of-the-art
ning costumes and a new look on Spanish production with music, singing, dancing and ani-
Dance. Tickets: $28-$48, plus service charge. mation to El Paso at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, at
(Ticketmaster) Abraham Chavez Theatre. Ticket: $38.70-
Directed by a team from “Dancing with the $41.26; under age one admitted free if sitting in
Stars,” Yanni, Madonna and Ballet Hispanico, parent’s lap. (Ticketmaster)
the show has been hailed the “Latin
Riverdance.” Please see Page 21
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• Paul Oakenfold, — The world famous DJ and life of Buddy Holly from a young man in
Ticket producer who helped define the mainstream of
albums performs at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6.
Tickets: $25-$100. Lubbock to the peak of his fame and includes
Cont’d from Page 20 “trace” performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, • Gary Allan — The country rocker performs hits like Holly’s “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be The
with Calvin Harris, Kenneth Thomas. at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19. Allan has produced Day,” Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba” and Big
Venues & series Admission: $21. seven studio albums with 22 singles reaching Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace.” Tickets: $56-$59.
Club 101 — 1148 Airway. Advance tickets for the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, includ- • “A Celebration of Jazz” - 7 p.m. Saturday,
Speaking Rock metal shows — Speaking Oct. 2, as part of Aspenfest Weekend. The
most events available at Club 101, All That ing three that reached No. 1. His latest album
Rock Entertainment Center, 122 S. Old Pueblo
Music, Psycha and online at, “Get off the Pain” include singles “Today” and program features internationally renowned
Road, hosts of series of free concerts featuring
unless otherwise listed. Information: 544-2101 the title track. Tickets: $25-$75. classical and “stride” pianist Rossano Sportiello
some of the 80’s most iconic rock bands.
or • Styx — The classic rock band performs at 8 and cabaret-style jazz with Rebecca Kilgore
Information: 860-7777.
• Panteon Rococo — The band celebrates its p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, featuring Tommy Shaw, Quartet. Tickets: $36 and $39. A buffet is at 5
• Dokken — Thursday, Sept. 2
15th anniversary during its “USA Summer Tour James “JY” Young, Lawrence Gowan, Todd p.m. in the Crystal Lobby. Cost: $20.
• Great White — Friday, Sept. 3
2010” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1. All ages Sucherman and Ricky Phillips. Tickets: $40-
• Ratt — Saturday, Sept. 4 Flickinger Center for Performing Arts
show. Tickets: $25. $100.
• L.A. Guns — Oct. 16. — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. All per-
• Malevolent Creation — The Florida death • Vince Gill — The County Music Hall of Fame
formances at 7:30 p.m. Ticket information:
metal band performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. Whiskey Dick’s — 580 George Dieter. member performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.
(575) 437-2202 or
9. Tickets: $10. Showtime is 10 p.m.; early arrival recommend- 13. Tickets: $25-$125.
• Robert Michaels — Canada’s most accom-
• Drumcode with Adam Beyer and Ida Engberg ed. Tickets available at (
Spencer Theater for Performing Arts plished Latin jazz guitarist performs Saturday,
— 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10. Tickets: $16. Information: 921-9900.
— Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. (about 12 Sept. 11. Michaels has won two Junos
• Depeche Mode Tribute — The tribute featur- • Rehab — The band is known for its mixes of
miles north of Ruidoso). Information: (575) (Canada’s Grammy) and sold millions of
ing Blasphemous Rumours is 8 p.m. Saturday, Southern rock, rap and more, and the
336-4800, (888) 818-7872 or records worldwide.
Sept. 11. Tickets: $10. “Bartender Song (Sittin’ At A)” — Tuesday, • Dean Regan — The modern-day crooner
• All Lives Saved Benefit Show — 5 p.m. Sept. 14. Cost: $10.
• Nearly Neil & The Solitary Band — 8 p.m. performs Friday, Oct. 1, with music ranging
Sunday, Sept. 12, featuring local entertainers • John Michael Montgomery — The country
Saturday, Aug. 28 — Singing Neil Diamond’s from Cole Porter to Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Billy Townes, Alive in Chains, Cowboys from star performs Friday, Sept. 24. Montgomery
hits like “Sweet Caroline,” “Holly Holly,” “Red,
Hellpaso, Radio La Chusma, Aftermath, Hot has sold more than 16 million albums with 30 NM Tech Performing Arts Series —
Red Wine,” and “Song Sung Blue,” vocalist
Rod Boobie, Our Vegas and more. Cost: $10. singles on the Billboard charts (15 that hit No. Performances are 7:30 p.m. at the Macey
Bobby Bruce not only looks like Diamond, but
• As I Lay Dying — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1) such as “I Swear,” “Angel In My Eyes,” “Hold Center, 801 Leroy Place, in Socorro, N.M.
also matches note for note. Tickets: $66- $69.
with All That Remains, Unearth and Carnifex. On to Me” and more. He’s also been nominat- Doors open at 7 p.m. Information: (575) 835-
• Ray Price — 6:30 and 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug.
Tickets: $20. ed for two Grammys and won several CMA 5688 or
31. The great western crooner’s hits go back
• Sander Kleinenberg — The Dutch DJ per- and ACM Awards. Tickets: $30. • Presidential Chamber Music Series I, String
decades, and Price continues to release new
forms at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15. • Eli Young Band — The Denton-based coun- Quartets — Monday, Sept. 20. Violist Willy
recordings of western standards and swinging
Admission: $21. try music band performs at Wednesday, Oct. Sucre will be joined by violinists Roberta
country. A member of the Grand Ole Opry
• Spoon — Austin-based indie rock band per- 27. Tickets: $15. Arruda and Carol Swift-Matton with Joan
since 1952, his early songs include “Crazy
forms at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, with spe- Zucker on cello, performing works by Janacek
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Arms,” the 1956 country song of the year. In
and Beethoven. Admission is free.
cial guest Dale Watson. Tickets: $26. in Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Age 21 and older 2007, Price recorded the Grammy-winning hit
advance; $30 day of show. • Emeline Michel — Thursday, Sept. 23.
admitted. (Ticketmaster) Information: 1-877- CD “Last of the Breed” with Willie Nelson and
• I Wrestled A Bear Once — 6 p.m. Tuesday, Named the “Joni Mitchell of Haiti,” Michel’s
277-5677 or Merle Haggard. Tickets: $66 and $69.
Oct. 19, with Eyes Set to Kill, Chelsea Grin, songs merge native Haitian compas and rara
• The Black Crowes — The Georgia rock and • “The Buddy Holly Story” — 2 p.m. Sunday,
The Chariot and Vallan. All ages show. Tickets: with jazz, pop, bossa nova and samba. Tickets:
roll band who has sold more than 20 million Sept. 26. The story spans three years in the
$15. $14 ($12 seniors; $10 youth).

September 2010 El Paso Scene Page 21
NMSU Department of Music — 19, as part of its Faculty Recital Series. Dr.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. at NMSU’s Steve Wilson presents the third concert in the
Atkinson (Music Center) Recital Hall, unless “Pair of Docs” series with guest Dr. Allan
listed otherwise. Ticket information: (575) 646- Kaplan of NMSU. The concert will feature a
2421 or variety of trombone solo and ensemble selec-
• Rhonda Taylor, saxophone — Wednesday, tions from Baroque to contemporary. Tickets:
Sept. 1, as part of its faculty recital series. $3-$8.
• Ron Stabinsky, saxophone — Thursday, • UTEP Jazz Ensembles — Wednesday, Sept.
Sept. 2, as part of its guest artist recital series. 29, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, hosted by the
• “A Pair of Docs” — Monday, Sept. 20, as UTEP Department of Music. Tickets: $3-$5
part of its faculty recital series. Trombonist Alan (free for children, UTEP students, faculty and
Kaplan performs with guest trombonist and staff).
UTEP music professor Steve Wilson. • UTEP Wind Symphony — Thursday, Sept.
• “Golden Age of Trombone” — Guest artist 30. Tickets: $3-$5 (free for children, UTEP stu-
Ken Shifrin performs at Sunday, Sept. 26. dents, faculty and staff).
• “Celebrating Melody” — 2:30 p.m. Sunday,
El Paso Chopin Music Festival — The Oct. 3, as part of its Faculty Recital Series.
2010 fall series of piano concerts is sponsored UTEP Music Professors flutist Melissa Colgin-
by El Paso Community College and the El Paso Abeln, pianist Dominic Dousa, and guests oboe
Chopin Festival Society. This year’s concerts player Andrea Shaheen and flutist Luke V.
are 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, Oct. 2 and Franco gather for an entrancing afternoon of
Oct. 23, at the Chamizal National Memorial, works by Beethoven, Milhaud, Saint-Seans,
800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free, but peo- Dring and more. Tickets: $3-$8.
ple are advised to arrive early because the con- • UTEP Orchestra - Tuesday, Oct. 5. Tickets:
certs are almost always standing room only. $3-$5 (free for children, UTEP students, faculty
Information: 584-1595 or chopinfest@sbcglob- and staff). Web:
• Sept. 4 — Claire Huangci, Winner of the 2011 Young Musicians Competitions —
2010 U. S. Chopin Piano Competition. El Paso Summer Music Festival 2011 seeks clas-
• Oct. 2 — Agustin Anievas. Dubbed a “Lion sical musicians age 8 to 19 in all instruments
of the Keyboard” by The New York Times, and voice for its Young Musicians Competitions.
Anievas was selected by Angel Records to mark Six finalists will be chosen and winner receives
the centennial of Rachmaninoff’s birth by $2,000 as well as the opportunity to perform in
recording all of his concertos and preludes. the Festival. Applications available online begin-
• Oct. 23 — Lucy Scarbrough, founder and ning Wednesday, Sept. 15 at
director of the El Paso Civic Orchestra and the Information: 449-0619.
El Paso Chopin Music Festival.
Mesilla Valley Musical Art Benefit —
Opera For All / Amor por Juárez — El Mesilla Valley Musical Arts will host its inaugural
Paso Opera’s season opens with a tribute to fundraising concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19,
9/11 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at The Plaza Theatre. at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown
The evening features tributes to the victims of Mall in Las Cruces to help launch the organiza-
9/11 and the victims of the Juarez violence with tion, under the direction of NMSU’s Lisa Van
a theme of global unity through the music of Winkle. Complimentary champagne reception
Puccini, Verdi and many other great favorites follows the performance. Tickets: $15.
Highlights include the love duet “Un bel di” Information: (575) 523-6403.
from “Madama Butterfly.” Special guests
El Paso Symphony Orchestra – The
include New York City Opera star, soprano
Symphony’s 2010-2011 season begins with
Lauren Flanigan. Tickets: $25. Information:
guest pianist Valentina Lisitsa at 7:30 p.m.
581-5534 or
Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24-25, in the Plaza
UTEP Department of Music — Theatre. Maestra Sarah Ioannides conducts.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. at Fox Fine Arts Selections include Wagner’s “Ride of the
Recital Hall, unless listed otherwise. Valkyries,” Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 5, op.
Information: 747-5606 or 67, C minor and Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.
• Larry White, percussion — 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 2, op. 83, B-flat major. Tickets: $11-$37, plus
Sept. 12, as part of its Faculty Recital Series. service charges (Ticketmaster). Information:
Joining White is NMSU percussion professor 532-3776 or
Fred Bugbee, band directors and UTEP percus- Born in Kiev, Lisitsa began to study piano at
sion alumni Calvin Edwards and Art Avila, El the age of three and performed her first solo
Paso Symphony principal percussionist Leo recital at four. Lisitsa has recorded eight CDs
Valenzuela, UTEP graduate assistant Jesus Diaz and three DVDs, including her best-selling set
and fellow faculty members Dena Kay Jones of Chopin’s 24 Etudes.
and Steve Wilson. Tickets: $3-$8. Assistant Conductor Andres Moran will lead
• Carmen Diaz Walker, soprano — 3 p.m. the “Opening Notes” discussion of the
Friday, Sept. 17, as part of its Faculty Recital evening’s program 6:30 p.m. prior to both per-
Series. Tickets: $3-$8. formances in the Philanthropy Theatre.
• Megumi Masaki — The guest pianist per-
‘Amazing Magical Musical Adventures’
forms as part of the “Ivories on the Border”
— Las Cruces Friends of Chamber Music and
series Saturday, Sept. 18. The award-winning
No Strings Theatre Company present a month-
Canadian pianist Megumi Masaki presents
ly series of children’s programs at 2 p.m. select-
music written exclusively for piano and videos.
ed Saturdays at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N.
Masaki has established herself as an internation-
Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. Material is
al artist renowned for her warmth and rapport
aimed at audiences age 4-10, but all ages wel-
with audiences and her superb musicianship.
Tickets: $5-$12 (free for UTEP faculty/staff).
• “Pair of Docs 3” — 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. Please see Page 23
Page 22 El Paso Scene September 2010
preview of the performance’s music. Cost: $16.
Program Notes A Friday at the Symphony dress rehearsal is at
Cont’d from Page 22 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1. Tickets are $15 ($5
students with ID).
come. Admission: $5. Reservations recom-
mended: (575) 523-1223 or Mark O’Connor — El Paso Pro-Musica
The Sept. 25 performance is “Green Eggs opens its 2010-11 season with the violinist-fid- New at Glass Goodies!
and Ham” in celebration of the 50th anniver- dler Friday, Oct. 1, at the Scottish Rite Temple,
sary of Dr. Seuss’s beloved classic, featuring sin- 301 W. Missouri. Tickets: $25 ($20 senior/mili-
galong music, a story and a “surprise” snack. tary, $5 student). Information: 833-9400 or
Stained Glass
Daniel Narducci — Las Cruces Civic A product of America’s rich aural folk tradi- Nightlights
Concert Association presents the classic tion as well as classical music, O’Connor has
American baritone at 7:30 p.m. Thursday,
Sept. 30, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N.
melded and shaped these influences into a new
American Classical music, and a vision of an
inside The Marketplace at Placita Santa Fe, 5034 Doniphan
Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Narducci per- entirely American school of string playing.
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Quixote, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde and the Nehring Consort’s opening season concerts are
Phantom Of The Opera. Ticket information: 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1
(575) 521-4051. and 3, at The Chapel at Loretto Academy,
1400 Hardaway at Trowbridge. Bruce Nehring
LCSO with Judith Ingolfsson - Las directed the Consort Singers. Guest perform-
Cruces Symphony Orchestra opens its season
with the guest violinist Oct. 2-3 at NMSU’s
ers are Lester Ackerman, organist, and a brass
quintet. Tickets: $15 ($10 senior/military; $5
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works by Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Márquez and Church’s music ministry under the direction of
Rimsky-Korzakov. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Vicki Myers hosts its annual festival at 4 p.m.
Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $35, $40 Sunday, Oct. 3, at 10453 Springwood Drive. Milk Soaps • Bee Bar Hand Lotion • Pouchee Purse Organizers • Swap Watches
and $45. Information: (575) 646-3709 or This year’s theme is “Higher Ground.” The Chancel Choir and other church groups
will perform. Day care provided. Refreshments
A luncheon with Maestro Lonnie Klein is
11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, at Ramada
Palms Hotel Conference Center, featuring a
will be served afterward. Admission is free,
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Alfresco! Fridays — The free outdoor con- tickets increase by $5. Information:
2 - 0 certs begin at 5:30 p.m. Fridays through Sept.
10 at Arts Festival Plaza (between El Paso
Workshops for musicians and dancers are
planned Wednesday through Friday at various
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Museum of Art and Plaza Theatre). Presented locations downtown, with a student dinner and
" by the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural showcase 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at The Plaza
# Affairs Department. No outside food or bever- Theatre. Registration: $70.
ages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0689, The inaugural gala commemorating the
541-4481, or Bicentennial of the Mexican Revolution is 7
• Sept. 3 — Marcelo & Friends (salsa/Latin) p.m. Thursday in the Camino Real Hotel
• Sept. 10 — Fungi Mungle (70’s Ballroom. Tickets: $50.
rock/disco/funk) A Plaza Garibaldi event is noon to 6 p.m.
*' &)- )' -.$ -
Saturday, in Arts Festival Plaza, with mariachi
'*),.- && ,$(%- AC/DC Tribute Band — The heavy metal music every half-hour, dance performances in
*' 4 $("- )- tribute band performs at 8 p.m. Friday and the Philanthropy Theatre, food, arts and craft
Saturday, Sept. 3-4, at Hotrods and Wheels, booths, and a tequila garden in the Camino
1510 Bengal. Ages 21 and older welcome. Real hotel. Tickets: $12.
," ,$. - Tickets: $10. Information: 591-7637. A Mariachi Mass is planned at 11 a.m. Sunday.
I’m excited to invite you Kern Place Music in the Park — The Details to be announced.
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to my new salon at Kern Place Association presents Guitar Slim ‘Jazz’tory at the Philanthropy’ — El
and Nando and the Line Up at 7 p.m. Saturday, Paso Friends of Jazz society presents Billy
1015 N. Florence in 4 $("- Sept. 11, as part of its summer-long music Townes and Ruben Gutierrez in a tribute to
series in Madeline Park, 900 Baltimore. Bring a famous jazz piano composers at 6 p.m. Sunday,
the heart of the Rio Grande lawn chair, blanket or picnic basket. Admission Sept. 19, at the Philanthropy Theater in the
is free. Information: Plaza Theatre Annex. Tickets: $25; available
Historical District, !! 1$( 3 .# "& --
All Lives Saved Benefit Show — El Paso through Ticketmaster. Information: elpa-
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hottest bands will perform a special benefit for or
2 blocks north of Montana at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, at Club 101, 1148 Featured selections from piano greats Scott
Airway. featuring local entertainers Billy Joplin, Fats Waller, Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans,
&& . Chick Corea and others will be performed, in
Townes, Alive in Chains, Cowboys from
Hellpaso, Radio La Chusma, Aftermath, Hot addition to originals by Townes and Gutierrez.
Rod Boobie, and Our Vegas along with food Also performing are jazz vocalist Monica
&& . +/$& drinks and more. Cost: $10. Information: 544- Gutierrez and other guests.
$ # & . 0 (- *' ' 2101 or Mariachi Sundays in Mesilla — The
Bob Burns and Mike Caranda Town of Mesilla and the Las Cruces
Orchestra — The big-band style orchestra International Mariachi Conference host the
led by Bob Burns and featuring Judy Day will 16th annual fall series in the Plaza at historic
host its afternoon Tea Dance 2 to 5 p.m. Old Mesilla. Concerts are 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays
Sunday, Sept. 12, at El Paso Country Club, Sept. 26-Oct. 14, and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday,
5000 Country Club Place. Admission: $15. Nov. 7. Admission is free. Bring folding chairs
Information: 799-5684 or (575) 525-9333. or blankets. Pets and alcohol not allowed in
plaza. Information: (575) 525-1735.
Jazz on the Rocks — The live jazz music
series is 8 p.m. on the second Sunday of the ‘This is Flamenco’ — Spanish flamenco
month through October, at McKelligon guitarist Salvadora Velasco performs an after-
Canyon. The Sunday, Sept. 12 concert fea- noon of traditional guitar at 3 p.m. Sunday,
tures Latin jazz with Willie Hernandez & Jazz Sept. 26, at the Chamizal National Memorial,
Puerto Rico and The Havana Quintet. Seating 800 S. San Marcial. Galan not only sings flamen-
open three hours prior to showtime. Tickets: co but also accompanies herself on the guitar
$9 in advance; $10 day of show, plus service often unheard of in the flamenco world.
charge. (Ticketmaster). Season ticket packages: Tickets: $8. Information: 532-7273.
$40. Information: Mesilla Jazz Happening — The annual
‘Our Neverending Story’ — International event is Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 2-3, at the
recording artists Armand and Angelina perform old Mesilla Plaza. Hosted by Mesilla Merchants
their World Peace Opera Overture, at 7 p.m. Association and the Mesilla Valley Jazz and
Monday, Sept. 13, at Unity El Paso, 1420 Blues Society. Admission is free. Information:
Alabama, at Gold, featuring a mix of classical, (575) 526-2620.
popular and world music influences. The pair Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino —
will sing their versions of “Ave Maria,” theme Live music is offered 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays
from “Romeo and Juliet,” songs from “Phantom and Saturdays and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays in
of the Opera” and many of their original love the Franklins Lounge. No cover; no live music
songs. Admission is free; love offering accept- Sept. 10. Information: (575) 874-5200.
ed. Information: 566-5544 (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Disco with local DJs is 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Monday through Thursday) or Sundays. Karaoke offered with Antonio B 8 p.m. to midnight every Thursday.
El Paso International Mariachi Festival • Friday, Sept. 3 — Last Minute
— The first ever festival celebrating the • Saturday, Sept. 4 — Animo
region’s mariachi heritage is Sept. 15-19, with • Sunday, Sept. 5 — Mariachi Los Toritos
mariachi and folklorico workshops and live • Saturday, Sept. 11 — The Starliners
music throughout Arts Festival Plaza. The Main • Sunday, Sept. 12 — Mariachi Real de Jalisco
“Mariachi Extravaganza” is 7 p.m. Saturday, • Friday, Sept. 17 — Rhapsody
Sept. 18, in the Plaza Theatre, with headliners • Saturday, Sept. 18 — Juntos Unidos
Mariachi Traditional de Guadalajara. Tickets: • Sunday, Sept. 19 — Mariachi Raices de
$20, $30, $40, $50 and $60 in advance ($3 dis- America
count for seniors and military); day of event
Please see Page 25
Page 24 El Paso Scene September 2010
Music ‘Every Other Tuesday’ — Doña Ana Arts
Council hosts musical performances 5:30 to
Cont’d from Page 25 6:30 p.m. every other Tuesday at the historic
Rio Grande Theatre, 211 Downtown Mall, Las
• Friday, Sept. 24 — Los Dukes
Cruces. Admission is free. Information: (575)
• Saturday, Sept. 25 — Ekiz
523-6403 or
• Sunday, Sept. 26 — Mariachi Femenil Las
• Sept. 7 — Las Cruces String Quartet
• Sept. 21 — Natalie Masters.
• Friday, Oct. 1 — Tejas
• Saturday, Oct. 2 — Skarabajo
• Sunday, Oct. 3 — Mariachi Alegre.
El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway.
Padre’s Marfa — 209 W. El Paso Street in
Shows are at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday,
Marfa, Texas. The West Texas venue hosts
8:30 and 10:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and
regional and national acts. Information: 432-
7:30 p.m. Sunday. Military admitted free
729-4425 or
Wednesdays and Thursdays. Tickets: $6-$12.
• Saturday, Sept. 4 — The Moonlight Towers,
Reservations: 779-5233 or
Austin-based rock and roll. Cover: $5.
• Sept. 4-8 — Co-Headliners Skip Clark and
• 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16 — Folk icon
Quinn Dahle. Both comics have been seen on
James McMurtry and the Heartless Bastards.
Comedy Central, BET and The Tonight Show
Cover: $10.
with Conan O’Brien.
• 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17 — David Beebe
• Sept. 8-12 — Lowell Sanders. Sanders has
and The Conrads. Cover: $5.
opened for such notables as Luther Vandross,
• Saturday, Sept. 18 — Ballroom Marfa pres-
The Temptations, Whitney Houston, George
ents La Sana Cecilia, U.S./Mexico crossover
Lopez and more. Feature act is Richard Villa.
music combining jazz, tango, bossa nova, rock,
• Sept. 15-19 — Roy Wood Jr. The “Prince of
cumbia and rhumba.
Prank” is one of today’s fastest rising stars. He
• 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20 — Dungen, psy-
has opened for “Blue Collar” favorites Ron
chedelic rock from Sweden. Cover: $8.
White and Bill Engvall, and was a top 3 finalist
• 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8 — The Gourds,
this year in “Last Comic Standing.” Feature act
Austin alternative country. Cover: $12.
is Maronzio Vance.
The Percolator — 217 N. Stanton. • Sept. 22-26 — Joey Medin, host and pro-
Information: 351-4377 or ducer of the DVD “Latin Palooza.” He also
ercolator915. released the award-winning CD “Below the
• Chris Johnson and Titus Andronicus — 8 Belt” and starred in “The Original Latin Kings
p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2. of Comedy.” Feature act is Rene Garcia.
• Thriftstore Cowboys and Jack Hearn
Comedy open mic — Sun City Comedy
Lusitania — 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4.
hosts open mic stand-up comedy contests at
• The Iveys — 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10. Guests
9:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month
include Silk Flamingo and the Beat.
(Sept. 18) at Maverick’s Bar and Grill, 6999
• Stranger Family Band — 8 p.m. Monday,
Montana. Information/sign-up: 281-OPEN-MIC
Sept. 20.

Big Band Dance Club — The club spon- National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial.
sors dances at Las Cruces Country Club, 2700 Admission: $5. Information: 588-5743.
N. Main, Las Cruces. Age 21 and older wel-
‘Flamenco and More: A Visit to
come. Dress code enforced; refreshments
Southern Spain’ — Oros Studio presents
served. Information: (575) 526-6504, 522-1438
an encore engagement with Barbara “La
Flamencista” Schuessler at 7 p.m. Sunday,
Ballroom, swing and Latin dances are 8 to 10
Sept. 26, at Silco Theater, 311 N. Bullard in
p.m. Thursdays with beginners dance lessons at
Silver City, N.M. “La Flamencista” appears in a
7 p.m. Cost: $7 members; $9 non-members.
return engagement. La Flamencista has studied,
• Sept. 2 and 16 — High Society Orchestra
performed, and taught flamenco for more than
• Sept. 9 and 23 — Bob Burns-Mike Caranda
20 years in Tucson and has attended the
Biennial Flamenco Festival in Sevilla three
• Sept. 30 — Country music with Mark
times. Included is a slide show of Southern
Coker; western attire recommended; t-shirt
Spain and historical information about flamenco
contest planned. Refreshments offered.
by Frank Milan. Admission: $10. Information:
The Argentine Tango Group’s dances are 7 to
534-9005 or
9:30 p.m. Tuesdays (Sept. 7-28). Lesson
included with admission at 7 p.m. Beginners, Bellydance Superstars — The showcase
single and couples over 21 welcome. Dress of dance from Bombay to Cairo is 7:30
code enforced. Cost: $10 ($8 members; $5 Wednesday, Oct. 6, at the UTEP’s Magoffin
students). Information: (575) 642-1699 or mus- Auditorium. Tickets: $28-$34, plus service charge. (Ticketmaster). Information: belly-
Ballet Folkorico Tonatiuh — The folklori- The new “Bombay Bellywood” show merges
co group performs at 7 p.m. Friday and
traditional, and Tribal Bellydance with Indian
Saturday, Sept. 10-12, at Chamizal National
dance styles rich in costuming and exciting
Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission: $5.
emotive, infectious music.
Information: 478-0141 or Bollywood dance classes — Classes in the
Bollywood style are 6 to 7 p.m. Fridays at
Ballet Folklorico Paso del Norte — The Shundo Ballroom Dance Studio, 2719 N.
sights and sounds of Mexico are expressed
Stanton. Call for cost. Information: 831-9623.
through dance and music, 6 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, Sept. 24-25, at the Chamizal
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• 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23: Cuban singer
Omara Portuondo.
• 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23: Kronos Quartet,
a contemporary string chamber ensemble from
the U.S.
All phone numbers listed are in Juaréz. Durango. • 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24: Las Vegas, contem-
porary dance from the U.S.
Museo del Chamizal — Chamizal Park, Festival Internacional Chihuahua — • 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24: Café Colá, music by
Juárez (next to the Bridge of the Americas). The 6th annual festival of performing arts offers artists from Cuba, Venezuela, Peru and Mexico.
The museum features an exhibit of pre- events throughout September. The festival is • 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25: Singer Salif Keita
Columbian artifacts, as well as paintings and part of the statewide celebration. Information: from Mali, Africa.
sculptures from well-known local and interna- Admission prices • 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26: “The Marriage of
tional artists. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. vary; some events are free. Check with the Figaro,” opera performed by UACJ.
Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free Centro Cultural box office. • 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26: Ballet Folklorico de
except as listed. Information: 611-1048. The festival’s main event is Friday, Sept. 17, at Antioguia, from Colombia.
• The monthly Arte en el Parque is 4 to 10 Estadio Benito Juárez: “Voces de America para
p.m. on the last Saturday of the month (Aug. Juárez, with singers Lila Downs of Mexico, Estadio Benito Juárez — Av. Heroico
28, Sept. 25). The event includes live music, Silvio Rodriguez of Cuba and Willie Colon of Colegio Militar at Costa Rica, Zona Chamizal.
food, arts and crafts, and activities for children. Puerto Rico. Tickets are 10 pesos, with pre- An exhibit of photography by Holga Lizet
Admission is 40 pesos (30 children). ferred seating 200 to 1,500 pesos. Olivas opens at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2.
Information: 611-2390 or All other events are at Centro Cultural Paso Olivas works for Museo del INBA and is the
• 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3: exhibit by the 40 par- del Norte, Av. Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, host of the radio show Amor al Arte.
ticipants in this summer’s photography camp across from the Red Cross Centro Cultural Universitario —
for teenagers. • 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1: Singer Facundo Plutarco Elias Calles and Av. Hermanos
• 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9: exhibit by painters Cabral. Escobar, Juárez (5 minutes from Bridge of the
Yanira Bustamante and Ricardo Fernandez from • 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6: Concert celebration Americas).
the Mexican Revolution Centennial, with Gracia Pasquel presents a show of Polynesian
singers Aida Cuevas and Jose Luis Ordoñez and Arab dances at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept.
accompanying the Chihuahua State Orchestra. 4. Admission is 50 pesos.
• 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9: The Aluminum
Show from Israel. Juárez Limpio — The citywide cleanup
• 5 and 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10: Necrotono, an campaign is Sept. 4-11, organized by Centro
avant-garde theater company, presents Humano de Liderazgo (CEHLIDER). For infor-
“Santuario.” mation:,,
• 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12: Necrotono pres- 6112173 or
ents the children’s play “Madre Corajuda” by Universidad Autonoma del Noreste —
Bertolt Brecht. Plutarco Elias Calles (near Hermanos Escobar).
• 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19: Dance company of The university is the fastest growing college on
Miguel Robles of Argentina presents the border.
“Something Beneath” and “Tabula Rasa.” • 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8: Exhibit of pho-
• 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19: Music by Amanecer tographs from the Saturday workshop.
of Juárez, Ruta de Villa of Mexico City and • 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10: Writers confer-
Fundacion Ajé of Venezuela. ence.
• 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20: Omáwari, a • 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21: Photography
encounter of sister nations, with a massive cir- exhibit by alumni of the Communications pro-
cus, matachines, Guillermo Velazquez y sus gram.
Leones de la Sierra de Xichú and Coro Ne Information: Yessica Felix, cel. 1818698, yessi-
• 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20: Music and dance
by Coreana with Sounds of Korea. Indios Soccer — The Mexican pro soccer
• 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21: Multidisciplinary team Indios de Juarez host their home games at
show La Orilla del Mundo from Chihuahua, Estadio Benito Juárez, Av. Heroico Colegio
with Purple People. Militar and Panama. Information: 6181824 or
• 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22: Music by The
Skatalites de Jamaica, founders of the ska The team plays Correcaminos at 7 p.m.
genre. Saturday, Sept. 18.
‘Por Amor al Arte’ — The radio show,
covering all aspects of the arts in Juárez, airs 3
to 5 p.m. Sundays on 860 AM. The show
includes music, interviews, reviews of events,
recommendations of books and movies, con-
ducted by Hogla Lizet Olivas, Lupita Filet and
Alex Briseño. Information:
— Juárez correspondent Walter Schaefer
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rowing up in the Cold War era, I
always associated atheism with
Communists because it seemed
like they were always described as “god-
less.” By the time I got to college, athe-
ism was a bit more accepted, at least in
the academic circles, but it was still
associated with far-left thinking.
In recent years, atheism has become
less marginalized. Atheist intellectuals • We judge belief systems by the actions
such as Richard Dawkins and of their professed followers. While in
Christopher Hitchens have published theory a certain belief system may be
best-selling books and particularly in the true on its own merits, despite the folly
case of Hitchens, have embraced conser- of its followers, in practice we look for
vative politics as well. One atheist, S.E. truth made real by those who profess it.
Cupp, recently came out with a book Altruistic atheists trump suicide-bomb-
criticizing the “liberal media” for its ing Muslims. Peace-making Muslims
attacks on Christianity. trump war-mongering Christians.
From the typical Christian perspective, Christians helping the poor trump
however, atheists simply were lost souls pagans playing the stock market. Pagans
in need of conversion. The immediate taking care the sick trump Jews beating
response to atheism is to quote Psalm 14 their children. Jews teaching the illiter-
(or its twin, Psalm 53), which opens ate trump atheists running sweatshops.
with “The fool says in his heart, ‘There In other words, bad theology and bad
is no God.’” practice make a perfect breeding ground
The problem with programmed for atheism.
responses to something that is contrary Instead of simply dismissing atheism,
to our own beliefs is that they do not Christians ought to listen and learn what
allow for understanding. The psalmist drives a person to disbelief.
saw denial of God simply as a tool used “Tell me about the God you don’t
by those who sought license to do what- believe in. I probably don’t believe in
ever they wanted. Yet in our time, there that God either” is an often recommend-
ed way to respond to an atheist. To that
is no shortage of people who embrace
we might add, “Tell me about the
religious belief and do what they want,
Christian behavior you can’t stand. I
and there are plenty of atheists who live
probably can’t stand it either.”
by a stricter code than the average
That doesn’t mean we have to join the
atheists in dumping on all things
Here a couple of my observations
Christian. But listening first almost
regarding why people might opt for
always works better than talking first.
(See James 1:19: “Everyone should be
• The best form of one belief system will
quick to listen, slow to speak and slow
always seem more attractive than the to become angry.)
worst form of another. M. Scott Peck, who became a Christian
Many people are raised in a toxic reli- after he wrote his famous book “The
gious environment, contaminated by Road Less Traveled,” wrote a follow-up
fundamentalism, legalism, superstition, book that described certain stages of
conformity and meaningless ritual. If faith. Skepticism, even atheism, often
they are exposed to another world-view were healthy responses to an earlier
that seems free of such poisons, they stage of rigid belief, and may indeed
will run to it. If all I had to choose lead to a more mature faith that can
between was a thoughtful, ethical athe- incorporate mystery and doubt. Peck
ism and an irrational, immoral version also noted that fundamentalism of any
of Christianity, of course I would choose kind, whether religious or secular, can
atheism. A garden salad may be healthi- stymie spiritual growth.
er in principle than a cheeseburger, but I
will always choose a fresh cheeseburger Randy Limbird is editor of
off the grill over a wilted salad buzzing El Paso Scene. Comments?
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Verizon Copa Alianza Tournament — Sun Bowl Volleyball Invitational — The
The soccer tournament is Saturday and Sunday, 6th annual collegiate volleyball tournament fea-
Aug. 28-29 and Sept. 4-5, at Westside Soccer turing UTEP and teams from top women’s pro-
Complex at Gallegos Park, 7361 Bosque, in grams across the nation is Friday and Saturday,
Canutillo. Cash prizes awarded to first and sec- Aug. 27-28, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center.
ond place winners. Information: 356-0654 or Teams/game times to be announced. Tickets: $5 per day. Information: 533-4416, ext. 15.
Tournament champions will play against the
Juarez Indios at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, in
UTEP Volleyball — All home games are at
Memorial Gym. Tickets information: 747-6150
Patriots Stadium, 6841 Industrial.
or Individual tickets available
All American Futurity — The running of through Ticketmaster.
the 51st All American Futurity is Labor Day, • 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7 — NMSU
Monday, Sept. 6, which marks the end of the • Noon Sunday, Oct. 3 — Houston
racing season at Ruidoso Downs. From 160 to The Miners take on NMSU Friday, Sept. 3, at
180 quarterhorses compete in the trials, with the Pan American Center in Las Cruces.
the 10 fastest advancing to race for a $2 million
NMSU Volleyball — The Aggies volleyball
team’s home games are at the NMSU Pan Am
Live racing is Thursday through Sunday,
Center. Times to be announced. Individual
except on holiday weekends when the horses
game tickets: $5-$10. (Ticketmaster)
run Friday through Monday. First post is noon.
Information: (575) 646-1420 or nmstates-
General admission and parking are free;
reserved seating ranges from $5-$7; Turf Club
• Wednesday, Sept. 1 — CSU Bakersfield
admission is $10; valet parking is $5.
• Friday, Sept. 3 —- UTEP
Information: (575) 378-4431 or (575) 378-4140
• Saturday, Sept. 25 — Louisiana Tech
• Friday, Oct. 1 — Hawaii
El Paso Desert Open — The pro golfing The Aggies take on UTEP at UTEP’s
event sponsored by El Paso Association of Memorial Gym at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7.
Home Builders is Tuesday through Saturday,
Sept. 7-11, at Painted Dunes Golf Course,
UTEP Women’s Soccer — Home games
are at UTEP’s University Field. Tickets: $7 ($3
12000 McCombs, as part of the Adams Golf
children). Information: 747-6150 or utepathlet-
Pro Tour Series. Proceeds benefit El Paso Red
Cross. Around 85 golfers are expected to par-
• 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 — North Dakota
ticipate. VIP packages and sponsorships avail-
(part of the 11th annual Border Shootout).
able. Information: 778-5387 or ray@elpa-
Border Bash games:
• 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17 — Lamar
The Pro Am Tournament is Tuesday, Sept. 7,
• 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19 — Alabama A&M
with the Adams 72-Hole event Sept. 8-11.
• 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24 — UAB
Sun City Regional Classic — The body- • 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26 — Memphis.
building and figure championships 6 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 11, at UTEP’s Magoffin Bicycling
Auditorium. Entry forms/information: 449-7688
El Paso Bicycle Club — Rides are open to
the public; helmets required. Unless listed oth-
Weigh-ins are 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept.
erwise, rides begin at River Run Plaza on
10, at Camino Real Hotel, 101 S. El Paso
Country Club Road. (Mesa becomes Country
Club; go west past the Rio Grande; River Run is
MUDD for Matches — Big Brothers Big on the right.) Web:
Sisters of Southwestern New Mexico hosts its Leaderless rides are at 6 p.m. Wednesday
first mud volleyball fundraising event 10 a.m. to nights. Rides are 18 to 27 miles at various
4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Southern NM paces depending on the group. Optional dinner
State Rodeo Arena. Space open for 30 teams afterward at Hello Pizza. Sept. 1 ride offers
on a first-come, first serve basis. Deadline to optional beer break at La Union Station; pub
enter is Sept. 10. Information: Misty Snipes: riders may want to begin at 5:30.
(575) 523-9530, ext, 1003. • 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4 - Hueco Call. Meet
at Atom Cyclery, 1886 Joe Battle, Suite 205.
College sports Moderate to fast ride to Hueco Valley. 40
miles. Rebecca Reza, 491-0977.
UTEP Football — The Miners’ first home • 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4 - Leaderless ride
game of the season is Saturday, Sept. 4 vs.
from River Run. Distance, pace and route
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Sun Bowl Stadium.
determined by riders.
Ticket information: 747-5234, 544-8444 or
• 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 5 - Fort Selden/BIG Other home games:
Century ride. The 100-mile ride leaves from
• Sept. 18 — New Mexico State
the mall at Artcraft and Upper Valley and goes
• Sept. 25 — Memphis
to Ft. Selden Monument and back. Riders
NMSU Aggies Football — The New should be at the start by 6:15 a.m. Road bike
Mexico State University Aggies’ 2020-2011 sea- recommended, must be able to ride with a
son opens at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, against group in a paceline. Course is primarily flat
San Diego State at Aggie Memorial Stadium in with rolling hill or two on the way back on
Las Cruces. Tickets: $13-$30. (Ticketmaster) Shalom Colony Road. Rest stops at La Mesa
Information: (575) 646-1420 or nmstates- (mile 19), Shorty’s in Mesilla (mile 35), Ft. Selden (mile 50), The Bean (mile 68), and La
Season tickets available at $44-$117. Mesa (mile 80). Margaret O’Kelley, 588-3825.
The Aggie take on The UTEP Miners at 7:05
p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at UTEP.
Please see Page 29
Page 28 El Paso Scene September 2010
those registering by Sept. 5). Saturday meal is
Sports $12 ($5 for children under 10). Mount Locke
Cont’d from Page 28 Hill Climb registration is $10.
Information: 1-800-373-4764 or peytons-
• 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 6 - Labor Day Ditch Registration also available at
and Levee Ride. From River Run, ride to Rio
Grande levee road for meandering ride along
ditches and levees between Sunland Park Dr. Marfa 100 — The charity bicycle 100K bene-
and Montoya. Fat tires required (mountain fiting the Livestrong Foundation and Marfa
bike, hybrids, cyclocross). 15-20 miles, easy Public Radio is 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25,
pace (12-15 mph). Randy Limbird, 542-1422. beginning at The Pavilion on El Paso Street in
• 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 - Rollers to the Marfa, Texas. The El Cosmico Weekend/Music
Gap. Meet at Redd and Westwind strip center. Festival follow the event at 8 p.m. at El
Head for the rollers and Anthony Gap. Return Cosmico in Marfa. Rider check-in is 7 to 9 a.m.
on rollers. 30 miles, moderate pace. Brunch at at the starting point. Cost: $100; includes race
Mar y Sol. Sylvia Mejia, 740-9033. t-shirt and admission to the music festival.
• 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 12 - Border Dash. Information/registration:
Meet at River Run for fast (19 mph plus) ride to Advance rider check-in is Friday, Sept. 24, at
border crossing via La Union. 35 miles. Randy Marfa Public Radio on Highland Ave.
Limbird, 542-1422.
Tour de Ruidoso — The 4th annual 100-
• 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18 - Chile Pepper
mile, 100K and 20-mile bicycle rides benefiting
Volunteer Ride. Meet at one of two locations
Ruidoso Hospice Foundation are Saturday,
to ride portions of the Chile Pepper route:
Sept. 25, in Ruidoso, N.M. Cost: $40 for 100-
— 40 Mile Preview starts at Artcraft & Upper
mile or 100K; $25 for 20-miler ($10 extra for
Valley Road to preview most of the route from
late registration). All participants receive t-shirt;
Santa Teresa to La Mesa and return. 40-45
and post-ride meal ticket at The Lodge.
miles, moderate pace (15-17). Bob Clark, 833-
Information/registration (575) 258-0028,
5838. or
— Century Preview starts in La Mesa (park-
The 100-mile and 100K (62-mile) rides begin
ing lot on NM 28 north of Eagle Grocery. Fast
at 8:10 a.m. at White Mountain Sports
(18-20 mph) 40 to 60 miles (depending if you
Complex (soccer field parking lot). A flat 20-
want to do Gap/Transmountain). Randy
mile course begins at the airport rest stop on
Limbird, 542-1422.
Hwy 220.
• 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 19 - Mesilla to Hatch.
The 100-mile and 100K rides begin at an ele-
Meet at the Mesilla Municipal Parking Lot just
vation of 6,900 ft and tours through one of the
south of The Bean for 75 mile ride to Hatch
most scenic and challenging cycling routes in
and back. Lunch at Sparky’s in Hatch.
New Mexico.
Moderate (16-18 mph). Rick Rivas, 581-9896.
Late registration is 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept.
• 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 - Chile Pepper
24, at The Lodge at Sierra Blanca or 6 to 7
Warmup. Meet at River Run for flat, moderate
a.m. on race day.
35-mile ride to Anthony Country Club. Linda
Price, 433-4188 Chile Pepper Challenge — The El Paso
• Sunday, Sept. 26 - Chile Pepper Challenge. Bicycle Club’s annual Big Ride is Sunday, Sept.
See separate listing. 26, with ride distances of 100, 66, 40 and 10
miles, all beginning and ending at Santa Teresa
Beginner/Intermediate Group (BIG)
High School, 100 Airport Road, in Santa Teresa.
Rides - The El Paso Bicycle Club offers a spe-
The 100-mile (Century) ride goes north to
cial training program for beginning and interme-
historic Mesilla NM, passing through the pecan
diate riders. Rides begin at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at
orchards, chile, cotton and alfalfa fields along
the strip center on Upper Valley Road and
the Rio Grande then climbs through the
Artcraft. Helmets required; participants should
Anthony Gap pass and returns via
park cars in spaces marked for cyclists. A dis-
Transmountain Road, reaching an elevation of
cussion on a selected cycling topic will precede
exactly one mile high in the middle of El Paso’s
each ride. Information: Margaret O’Kelley, 588-
Franklin Mountains. The 64-miler also includes
3825, or Wyona Turner, 204-4835.
both climbs, while the shorter distances will
• Sept. 7 - Intervals, Margaret, 588-3825
stay on flat valley roads.
• Sept. 14 - Hills, Margaret, 588-3825
Entry fees are $20 by Sept. 10, $25 Sept. 11-
• Sept. 21 - BIG Graduation. Meet at River
21 and $30 day of race. Entry is free for riders
Run Plaza for a short ride leaving at 5:45 p.m.
age 15 and younger if accompanied by parent.
and getting back around 6:45. BIG graduation
Approved helmets are required for all rides.
will start about 7-7:15 at Hello Pizza. Margaret
Package pick-up and registration at River Run
O’Kelley, 588-3825
Plaza 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday Sept. 25.
Fort Davis Cyclefest — The 34th annual Additional information, route maps and regis-
bike tour series is Saturday and Sunday, Sept. trations forms will be available at
18-19, in Fort Davis. Most rides depart from or www.elpa-
Prude Ranch, 5 miles west of Fort Davis Texas Registration also offered at
on Highway 118.
Rides begin at 8 a.m. Saturday ranging from
Southwest Trauma Tour — The bike ride
10 to 75-mile rides including scenic loops,
benefiting the Far West Texas and Southern
mountain climbs and rolling hills.
New Mexico Regional Advisory Council on
The Mt. Locke Hill Climb to the McDonald
Trauma is 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at West
Observatory begins at 9 a.m. Sunday.
Valley Fire Station, 510 Vinton Rd. in Vinton.
Registration at 8 a.m.
Upper Valley rides of 15, 30 or 60 miles
Rest stops stationed along the routes Saturday
offered. Information: 838-3201 or
until 4 p.m. with fruit, water and ice. Limited
SAG service provided. Massages available after
Proceeds benefit Border Rac, the service that
the tour.
aids injured bike riders in the Upper Valley and
A dinner at the Prude Ranch is 6 to 7:30 p.m.
western New Mexico, as well as hosts Safety
Saturday, featuring door prizes and a raffle for
on Wheels kids’ bicycle safety programs and
the latest Giro Atmos helmet.
youth helmet giveaways.
On-site registration is 6 to 10 p.m. Friday,
Sept. 19; and 6:30 to 8 a.m. Saturday at the
Prude Ranch Office. Cost is $30 (free t-shirt for
Please see Page 30
September 2010 El Paso Scene Page 29
Sports Miracle League of El Paso — The non-
Cont’d from Page 29 profit baseball league for children begins its Fall
Challenger season at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.
Golf 14. The non-competitive league begins
Anthony Rotary Benefit Golf Saturday, Sept. 18. The league is for persons
Tournament — The 13th annual tournament with disabilities ages 3 years old and up.
is Friday, Sept. 3, at Dos Lagos Golf Course in Volunteers need to assist players during the
Anthony, N.M. Call for tee times: (575) 882- games, as well as umpires and coaches.
### ! 2830. Money from the tournament funds col- Information: 779-4770.
lege scholarships for area seniors, scholarships Registration for returning players must be
### for students to attend Rotary’s leadership completed by Saturday, Aug. 29.
" !" camp, as well as funding for community and Public Ice Skating — Skating offered noon
international projects. to 4 p.m. daily, plus 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and
" Stormy Edwards Partnership — The Saturday at the Sierra Providence Event Center
two-man golf tournament runs Sept. 17-19, at next to the Coliseum, 4100 Paisano.
Cree Meadows Golf and Country Club in All ages welcome. Admission: $8 (skate rental
Ruidoso, N.M. Friday players play Scramble, included). Skate sharpening, fitting and consul-
Saturday and Sunday are best ball Cost (by tation offered for $5. Spectator admission is
Sept. 15): $330. Information: Melissa, (575) free. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpa-
257-5815 or
Practice rounds are on Thursday, Sept. 16.
Cost: $14 cart fee per person. Motor sports
Loretto Academy Golf Tournament — El Paso Speedway Park — 14851 Marina
The 10th annual tournament benefiting the (off Montana 7 miles east of Loop 375). Races
Loretto Academy Athletics Department is are 7:45 p.m. Fridays. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 24, at Vista Hills Country Club, Admission is $10 ($7 seniors/military with
2210 Trawood. Registration is 11 a.m. with ID/students age 11-15 or with UTEP ID). Free
shotgun start at 1 p.m. This year’s event fea- for children 10 and under. Information: 791-
tures professional golfer and Loretto Academy 8749 or
golf coach Kristi Albers. Reception and awards The last points race of the season is Friday,
dinner at 5:30 p.m. Registration information: Aug. 27.
566-8400, ext. 1104 or FJ Cruiser Rally — The 4th annual “Thrill
Swing for Scholarship — Leadership El on the Hill” offroad rally and campout for FJ
Paso Class XXXII will host a golf tournament Cruisers is Sept. 3-6 in Cloudcroft, N.M.
benefiting the Junior Leadership program. Registration: $95 per vehicle. Information/regis-
Friday, Oct. 1, at Painted Dunes Golf Course, tration: Brandon at Desert Sun Toyota, (575)
12000 McCombs. Information: 534-0526. 437-7530,
Recreational Sports El Paso Motorplex — The drag strip is at
Rudolph Cup Rugby — Teams are now 13101 Gateway West, (east of El Paso at I-10
forming for the men’s city league on the off Clint exit #42). Drag races are 6 to 10 p.m.
Eastside, Westside and Northeast as well as Sundays. Spectator admission varies.
military and Las Cruces teams. No experience Information: 588-8119 or
needed. Information: 833-1322, The Southwest Superchargers will host their or ninth race Sunday, Sept. 5.

Greater El Paso Tennis Association — Speedway of Southern New Mexico —
Information: 532-5524, or Gates open at 5:30 p.m. races at 7:45 p.m. Advance registration at tourna- Saturdays. The Speedway is 11 miles west of, Call or visit website for other Las Cruces exit 132, off I-10. General admis-
tennis programs. sion: $10 ($7 seniors, military, students age 11-
• September’s Grand Prix is Sept. 1-5, at 15 or with NMSU ID; ages 10 and younger
Tennis West Sports and Racquet Club, 1 Tennis free). Information: 1-800-658-9650 or snm-
Lane. Registration (ID# 759402910); deadline
is Aug. 28. Cost: $20 singles; $19 per player
doubles. Information: Ross Walker, 581-5471 or Runs and walks Marfa Lights 10K — The 10K run and 5K
• The El Paso Country Club Sweet Sixteen walk is 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at the
tournament is Oct. 2-3, at El Paso Country Court House in Marfa, Texas. Registration
Club. Level 5 tournament for National Ranking; /information: Elbert Bassham: (432) 294-2811.
the 16 players accepted based on decision of The event is in conjunction with the Marfa
USTA Southwest Section Ranking and Seeding Lights Festival Sept. 3-5.
Committee. Registration: (ID# 759405310):
deadline is Sept. 19. Information: Aitor UTEP ROTC to DC 5K — UTEP ROTC
Zubiarrain, 581-3422, 240-8919 or jau- will host a 5K run and 1-mile walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at Ascarate Park, 6900
Junior Tennis Delta. Registration: $20 ($15 ages 10 and
• Coronado Junior Tennis Championships are younger; team members). Late registration
Sept. 9-12, at Coronado Country Club, 1044 after Sept. 2 is $25 ($20 children/team mem-
Broadmoor. USTA level 6 tournament. bers). Park entry fee is $1 per vehicle.
Registration: (ID#759400610); deadline is Sept. Information:
4. Cost: $19 singles; $15 each for doubles. Yucca Triathlon — The 10K run/50K bike
Information: Vedran Vidovic, 581-2225, 581- and 400 meter swim is 7:30 a.m. Saturday,
1171 or 252-4083. Sept. 4, at White Sands Missile Range’s Bell
• Tennis West Junior Open is Oct. 7-10, at Gym. Participants must be at security gate by 6
Tennis West Sports and Racquet Club. Level 6 a.m. Cost: $45 individuals; $65 teams. Deadline
tournament. Registration: (ID#759403010); is Aug. 20. Information: (575) 678-3374. Web:
deadline is Oct. 2. Entry fee: $18 singles; $15 (click on “Bell Gym”).
each for doubles. Information: Ross Walker,
581-5471 or Please see Page 31
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Butte’s 3rd annual 1-mile swim/26.5-bike and or more must register as a group by Sept. 28.
Sports ‘Run, Walk and Roll’ 5K Run, Walk and 6-mile run is Sunday, Sept. 26, at Elephant Information: Lily Limón, 253-1616 or
Cont’d from Page 30 Wheelchair Race — The 18th annual event Butte Lake. The USAT-sanctioned event begins
is Saturday, Sept. 25, at Ascarate Park, 6900 at 8 a.m. with awards ceremony at 1 p.m. The run/walk promotes fitness and raises
Eagle in the Sun Triathlon — El Paso’s Delta. Starting times are 8 a.m. for 5K runners Registration: $100-$165, due by Sept. 15. funds for the Centro de los Trabajadores
only USA Triathlon-sanctioned multisport race, and walkers; 8:45 a.m. for 5K wheelchair race Temporary USAT membership available for Agricoles Fronterizos.
with a 400m swim, 20K bike ride, and 5K run (manual users only). Entry fees: $20 in advance, $10. Information: (575) 744-5187 or (575) 744-
benefiting El Paso Diabetes Association, is 7:30 $25 day of race. No fee for Kid’s 1K. 0055 or On-line registra- Transmountain Challenge — GECU pres-
a.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, starting and ending at the Information/registration: 474-8449 or tion at ents the 34th annual race Sunday, Oct. 10. The
Tigua Recreation and Wellness Center. Entry The “Elephant Kids Tri” kids race is 5 p.m. race across Texas’ highest highway is a 20K and
fee: $65 individuals by July 1 ($75 after). No Pre-registration packets may be picked up 11 Saturday, Sept. 25. Registration is 4 to 4:45 5K competitive and non-competitive run or
race day registration. Information: 433-3439. a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at Up and p.m. Participation is free. walk, for individuals or relay teams. Bicyclists
Online registration at Running, 3233 N. Mesa. Race day registration is are also invited to participate. Information:
6:30 to 7:45 a.m.
‘Buddy Walk’ 2010 — EPCC Diversity
German-American Night Run — The Programs host the walk benefiting disabled stu-
274-5222 or
17th Annual German-American Oktoberfest Whole Enchilada Fiesta runs — The 5K dent scholarships 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at
Night Run’s 8K run and 5K fun walk is at 6 Race and 1-mile Fun Run are Saturday, Sept. EPCC’s Valle Verde campus, 919 Hunter. Ski Run Road Challenge — The 4th annu-
p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, at Kelly Park on Fort 25, at Meersheidt Recreation Center, Hadley Registration begins at 9 a.m. Cost: $40 family; al race featuring the highest finish in New
Bliss. A corporate/military team division 8K Run and Hermosa, Las Cruces. Hosted by Mesilla $20 individual; $10 EPCC students, military and Mexico is 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Eagle
will also be held. Registration: $15. Information: Valley Track Club. Registration begins at 6:30 seniors. Information: 831-6531. Creek Sports Complex, Hwy 532, in Ruidoso.
568-0259, 568-4508 or p.m., fun run starts at 7:30 a.m., 5K at 8 a.m. The 20K foot race (solo or relay) up Ski Run
Food, music and games offered 4 to 8:30 p.m. Awards ceremonies follow at 9 a.m. on the
Sembra Salud 5K — The 5K run and 1- Road (Hwy 532) has an elevation gain of 2,660
including German coffee and pastries, moon mile Fun Walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at feet. Proceeds benefit Ski Apache’s Disabled
Meersheidt Stage. Free t-shirt for all 5K partici-
jump, miniature golf and other games. Ascarate Park. Entry fee is $20 by Sept. 27; Skiers Program. Early registration (by Sept. 30):
pants. Information: (575) 526-1938.
Post-race events and food served at 6 p.m. register at, or $20 solo; $100 relay, Registration costs rise
Registration available at
mail to Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa Ste 205. after Sept. 30. Information: (575) 937-7106 or
Healthy Heart Walks — The city’s Parks Elephant Man Triathlon — Elephant Late and onsite registration is $25. Teams of 10
and Recreation Department’s monthly family
walks begin at 8 a.m. on selected Saturdays
through November at various local park and
recreation centers. Registration starts at 7:30
a.m. Everyone is welcome; registration: $5
one-time fee (includes all walks). Information:
Eliseo Duran, 544-0753, ext. 21 or 23.
This month’s walk is Sept. 11 at Gary Del
Palacio Center, 3001 Parkwood, 3200 Fierro,
featuring a health awareness fair.
Run For the Beach — The 5K run for
breast cancer education is 8 a.m. Saturday,
Sept. 11, in Ruidoso, N.M. (along Sudderth).
Proceeds used to defray mammogram costs
and expenses for residents of Lincoln County.
Trot for Tots — The Child Crisis Center’s
4th annual 5K competitive run and 1 mile
Family Lake Walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11,
at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Registration is
6:30 to 7:30 a.m. All proceeds benefit the cen-
ter. First 1,000 participants receive a free t-
shirt. Registration: $20; $10 military and law
enforcement; $5 children 6-12.
Information/registration: 562-7955, ext. 218.
Online registration at or
The annual Mascot Race is 9 a.m. with awards
ceremony at 10 a.m.
Packet pickup is noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday,
Sept. 8, Walgreens (Geronimo and Gateway
West), and Thursday, Sept. 9, at Walgreens
(Mesa and Glory Road), and 6:30 to 7:30 a.m.
on race day at Ascarate Park.
Stephanie Olivo Memorial 5K — The 5K
run and 1-mile fun walk benefiting El Paso Red
Cross is 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, at Ascarate
Park, 6900 Delta. Cost: $20 per event; $25
race day. Information: 274-5222.
Forrest Leamon Memorial Run — The
10K and 5K runs and 1-mile fun walk benefiting
the Survivors Benefit Fund of the DEA is 8 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 18, at Marwood Park, 4325
Riverbend. Top male and female runners in 10K
and 5K receive one Southwest Airlines
roundtrip ticket. Registration: $20 in advance;
$25 on race day. Information: Chris Rowley:
478-5663. Online registration at raceadventure-
Special Agent Forrest Leamon died last year in
the front lines of drug law enforcement in
Afghanistan, along with two other agents.
Packet pick-up is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday,
Sept. 17, and 7 to 7:45 a.m. at the starting line
on race day.

September 2010 El Paso Scene Page 31
Editor’s note: This is one of Richard
Campbell’s favorite columns, so we are
re-running it to kick off Hispanic
Heritage Month.

couple of years ago the
“Albuquerque Journal” pub-
lished an article by Dale Auten,
a business management expert and
researcher. The article, apparently from
some survey, provided lists of how
Anglo Americans see their Hispanic
American neighbors, how Hispanics see
their Anglo American neighbors, and
how Latinos see each other. When I fin-
ished reading the article, I thought,
there is a future “El Paso Scene” article. We’re closer,
A request for permission to publish the
work brought no reply. Therefore, let us
hope silence means permission given.
but not there yet
For sure, these snapshots are very American life.” Each culture in this
broad-brushed and wide open to excep- land of ours has something to offer to
tions. These descriptions are not a seri- each other. Society’s task is to absorb
ous, academic, technical, sociological from various cultures the good and
report. The critical word is “see.” Also, avoid the ugly — and all cultures have
the use of “Americans” is the author’s, both. We’re all in this together, to get to
not mine. Aren’t Hispanics also know and value each other in all cultures.
Americans? In an Op-Ed column in the
How do Americans see Hispanics? Albuquerque Journal, one writer wrote
• Religion: slavish, vaguely pagan (an to oppose vigorously the idea of creat-
ill-informed minority report) ing a recently suggested Hispanic
• Food: hot and fattening Affairs Department in the New Mexico
• Money: not enough government. Strong reaction followed a
• Children: too many few days later in a group letter signed
• Pets: cruelly treated by 17 people from Albuquerque, Las
• Homes: loud, crowded Cruces, Santa Fe, Las Vegas and
• Elders: omnipresent Carlsbad — and not all Hispanics at
that. That letter pointed out the needs of
How do Latinos see “Americans”? Hispanics in New Mexico. The state
• Religion: Sundays only has a visible level of poverty, a high
• Food: boring, shelf-table uninsured population, insufficient
• Money: highest priority health care, and a failing educational
• Children: treated like pets system, as well as a disproportionate
• Pets: treated like children allocation of state resources to Hispanic
• Homes: antiseptic, cold concerns.
• Elders: disposable burden Even in a state with a 46 percent
Hispanic population and with a
How do Latinos see other Latinos? Hispanic governor, the writers of the
• Religion: spiritual, social center group letter insist on the existence of a
• Food: exuberant, rich cultural problem. Toward the end of the
• Money: functional article, the writers make this statement:
• Children: glorious “Today, few understand [that means all
• Pets: functional other ethnic groups and particularly
• Homes: for heart, not investment Anglos/Europeans] the problems of the
• Elders: revered new majority [that is, Hispanics]
So much for these simple, sometimes because of a lack of comprehensive
irreverent, lucid and provocative data that includes understanding of
insights. Hispanic cultural differences.”
One more time, listen to Ulibarri. He
What do these snapshots tell us? states that “here in the Southwest we
have three main currents of cultural life.
The late Dr. S.R. Ulibarri, celebrated From the south flows the very strong
author and former professor in the and vital current of Hispanic culture.
Department of Modern and Classical From the north and east [two currents]
Languages at the University of New flow ... very strong, dynamic, even
Mexico, years ago made this statement: aggressive, currents of Anglo Saxon
“There are cultural differences, and culture. These currents meet, reject,
thank God for [them]. Differences are embrace and ultimately join to form the
what make life worth living and death very unique heritage, the very unique
worth dying.” culture, that we have in the Southwest”
Cultural differences are as natural as — all of which we should treasure.
different flavors in food. They add rich- In spite of many who fear a coming
ness to the national whole and are sub- Hispanic majority, and despite what
ject to blending, not into a generic melt- major demographic changes can
ing pot, but rather into a many-hued involve, we have many others who
mosaic. Of course, differences can cre- exclaim, “¡Vivan las diferencias!” —
ate problems, too, but that is a subject “Hooray for the differences!”
for another time.
Back in the ’70s, an El Paso Times Richard Campbell’s “Two Eagles in
article appeared that probably jarred the Sun” is available at The Bookery,
many readers. I recall a title something Barnes & Noble, b&,
like “Spanish culture could add color to and

Page 32 El Paso Scene September 2010
Above: El Dorado Ninth Grade Academy is El Paso High School, designed by famed architect Henry Trost, remains as one the Above: Eastlake High School is another
one of Socorro ISD’s new campuses. area’s best-known landmarks. addition to Socorro ISD. Below: Escontrias
Below: L.G. Alarcón Elementary in the San
Early Childhood Center im Socorro is now a
Elizario ISD dates back to 1936.
designated historic landmark.

Something old, something new ...

The ABCs of our ISDs
Schools blend best of tradition & technology
Story by Lisa Kay Tate

t’s back-to-school time, and thousands of the most high tech, as every student has a Guzman noted. Clint: Fast growing in the Valley
El Paso–area students are swarming the laptop issued to them for the school year “Our smallest
familiar halls of their schools. How as part of a Vision 2020 grant we campus is Both the oldest and newest schools in the
much, however, do they actually know received.” NECHS, with an Clint Independent School District are jun-
about their schools or school districts? Haugen said that the district has received enrollment of ior high schools.
Is their school the first to do college prep Recognized Texas Education Agency about 265,” she “Clint Junior High was built in 1921 as
in the city? How historic is the campus? Is (TEA) status for the current year, as well said of the special- ‘Clint School,’” Clint Director of
this the most or least crowded school in as other distinctions. ized school for Communications Laura Cade said. “The
the district? Will there be a pop quiz on “This past year, our high school was ninth- through red-brick building still stands today in the
this later? rated one of the top 100 high schools in 11th-grade stu- town of Clint.”
Each of the area’s school districts has its Texas by U.S. News and World Report,” dents. “This is In addition to being the oldest, Clint
own bragging points, from historic build- he said. only their third Junior High is also the district’s smallest
Canutillo Elementary
ings to notable programs to national and year, and we only school, with just 480 students in grades
state recognitions, and even geographic Canutillo: Texas west of the Rio add up to 100 students each year. The first four through six. The most crowded is
oddities. Here’s a little education on each graduating class for NECHS will be Frank Macias Elementary, with 1,250 stu-
of the area districts, including the biggest, Canutillo Independent School District 2012.” dents in grades pre-K through third, which
smallest, most tech savvy, and other holds the distinction of being the only dis- The district’s newest elementary, Gonzalo also makes it the most crowded elementary
schoolhouse odds and ends. trict in Texas with school campuses west and Sofia Garcia Elementary, was also in the area.
of the Rio Grande. completed in 2008. The newest campus, Ricardo Estrada
Anthony: Small but strong The district itself is fairly young, having Today, the current Canutillo High School, Junior High, has four computer labs,
been created in 1959. Its oldest official on South Desert Boulevard, is the district’s COWS (Computers on Wheels) and inter-
Anthony Independent School District has building, the Lone Star, actually dates back active whiteboards.
biggest and most crowded campus, with
just three campuses: a high school, middle to 1911, as part of El Paso County Clint will soon have one of the newest
about 1,650 students. This new building
school and elementary school, with the Schools. Now the site of the district’s high schools in the county.
has come a long way from the first high
elementary school erected in 1959 and the Student Support Division and alternative- “The new Clint High School, currently
school, as well as from the second
most recent high school in 2001. and adult-education programs, the building under construction a few miles from the
Canutillo High School, built in the mid-
None of the district’s campuses is facing once served students in elementary, junior old high school, will have a unique archi-
1970s and now used as the current
overcrowding issues, with the high school high and high school with just 16 class- tecture and site plan for the students and
Canutillo Middle School.
hosting 225 students, the middle school rooms and a cafeteria. The first Canutillo community,” Cade said.
“Our students at the high school level are
180, and the most crowded school, the ele- High School building, now the site of Some of the district’s specialized pro-
offered a wide array of electives, including
mentary, with 425 students enrolled. Canutillo Elementary School’s gifted-and- grams include cosmetology at all three
many courses in the career and technology
“All of our schools are technologically talented program, was not built until 1962. high schools, agricultural at Clint High
education program,” she said “Our state-
equivalent, with all classrooms having One of the district’s newest campuses, the School, and criminal justice at Horizon
of-the-art theater … consists of a high-tech
Smartboards, Infocus projects, Internet Northwest Early College High School, and Mountain View high schools.
lighting and sound system that is operated
access, multiple workstations for students established near the existing high school in The district has received Recognized sta-
by our drama students.”
in the classroom, and two to three multi- 2008, is a collaborative effort between the tus with 11 of its 12 campuses rated either
Guzman said that the school is also one
station labs,” Anthony Superintendent Ron district and El Paso Community College, Exemplary or Recognized.
of the first high schools in the region with
Haugen said. “The high school would be District Communications Specialist Kim an artificial-turf football field. Please see Page 34
September 2010 El Paso Scene Page 33
“It also is El Paso’s largest employer,
with nearly 9,000 employees, and has an
annual operating budget of $475 million,”
Zubia said.

Fabens: A brief history
The history of Fabens dates back to its
first Spanish settlements in the 16th centu-
ry, but its first school was built in 1927.
According to district information, all of
the pupils except those who could not
speak English attended this school.
“Non-English-speaking pupils continued
using the Cobos School until it was demol-
Clint Junior High School ished to make way for the new high
school, now the junior high, which was
Schools erected in 1947,” according to the district’s
Cont’d from Page 33 Prior to integration, Fabens also had
schools, in buildings acquired from the
El Paso: City’ s biggest employer Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, for
both non-English-speaking students and
El Paso Independent School District, black students.
which turned 125 years old in 2008, is Other early schools include the Primary,
home to the first high school in El Paso, El built in 1953, later named Risinger
Paso High. Primary and now Risinger Early
The distinction of the oldest campus, Childhood Center. The new high school
however, goes to San Jacinto Adult and junior high buildings were completed
Learning Center, 1216 Olive, which was in the late 1980s.
first known as the Central School. Today, the district is home to one high
Public Relations Executive Director school, middle school and elementary
Berenice Zubia noted that the campus has school, plus two primary schools for
served students of all ages. “It was built in grades pre-K through three.
1905 and served elementary school stu- Accommodating mostly rural areas, the
dents before providing GED and ESOL entire student population for all six cam-
classes to adults.” puses put together is a little more than
Vilas Elementary School, which is still in 2,600 students.
operation in its original location at 220 District facilities, such as the Fabens ISD
Lawton, is the district’s oldest traditional Community Library, are used by both the
school, having celebrated its centennial in schools and area residents.
The newest building, the new Hornedo Gadsden: New Mexico neighbor
Middle School, opens its doors to students
for the first time this year; the old Hornedo Gadsden Independent School District,
building is now the Ninth Grade Center for although not part of El Paso County, sur-
the fast-growing Franklin High School. rounds the county on the west and north,
The new building is the latest of five from Sunland Park to Anthony, N.M., to
financed through the 2007 bond programs Chaparral.
and joins four other schools that opened Its oldest and biggest school, Gadsden
last year: Herrera, Lundy, Powell and Tom High School, was built in 1929 and is a
Lea elementary schools. common sight for travelers along Highway
The sizes of the district’s schools vary 28. Originally called “Valley High
greatly, with Franklin High School the School,” the building was listed in 1992
largest, with 3,078 students (including with the New Mexico State and National
those at the Ninth Grade Center), and Registered Properties.
Schuster Elementary serving a more inti- It currently has 1,670 registered students,
mate population of just 241 students. and the district’s smallest school, La
Zubia said that the schools work to keep Union Elementary, has 274 students. Its
up with technological advances, and the newest school, Gadsden Elementary, wel-
Transmountain Early College High School comed students this August.
is their most “technologically savvy” According to district representative
school. Raphael Gallegos, the district also serves
“All students and teachers are provided Chaparral, and its Chaparral High School
with laptop computers,” Zubia said. has a cyber café at the end of each of its
“Classrooms have video conferencing six wings. The school also has a media
capabilities, interactive whiteboards and room that produces daily news programs.
digital data projectors.” Gallegos said that the building itself uti-
Other specialized schools in the district lizes computer technology for its everyday
include six magnet schools ranging from functions.
pre-engineering and business schools to “The majority of the building’s heating,
criminal justice, dual language, health cooling and lights are controlled via an
fields and the International Baccalaureate online computer program called Tracer ES
Program. (a Web-based multiple-building control
El Paso became a TEA Recognized system),” he said.
School District this year with 38
Exemplary-rated campuses and 42 San Elizario: Fighting for students
Recognized campuses. As the largest dis- The San Elizario Independent School
trict in the TEA’s Region 19 area, it has District’s buildings date back to 1936 with
more than 63,000 students on 94 campus- the erecting of L.G. Alarcón Elementary.
es. This makes EPISD the tenth-largest Its newest school, Borrego Elementary,
district in Texas and 61st in the United opened in 2001.
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taking an increasing role. technology into its campuses, and the new
San Elizario ISD Communications Eastlake High School has taken full
Officer Cynthia P. Marentes said that advantage of this with its own wireless
Garcia-Enriquez Middle School (GEMS) network and Apple equipment.
added interactive Promethean whiteboards “In addition to iMac computer labs, the
in 2007, complete with ActivInspire school is equipped with iCOW’s or
software in all rooms, allowing for a Computers on Wheels that contain sets of
multimedia learning experience for stu- iPod Touches for use in classrooms,”
dents. Escobar said. ”
“GEMS students are also piloting the Although each high school is host to its
use of iPods for classroom reading own magnet schools, in addition to
assignments,” Marentes said, adding that Mission Early College High School,
other technology initiatives include tele- students from the entire district may
vision production studios at Borrego and enroll in any of the schools or programs
Sambrano elementary schools. The stu- that best fists his or her specialized needs.
dios are operated by fourth- and fifth- Curriculum Opportunities for Science
grade students who create and broadcast and Math Oriented Students, a college-
daily campuswide newscasts. preparatory plan rich in science and
Marentes said that the district caters to mathematics, with a strong interdiscipli-
the education of community members of nary structure that encourages high moral
all ages and is home to both the L.G. and ethical values, is offered at both
Loya Primary School for students ages 3 Americas and Socorro high schools.
to 5, and the Excell Academy Adult El Dorado High School has the
Learning Center, which includes every- International Baccalaureate Diploma
thing from workforce skills to citizenship Program. Also offering college-level
courses. learning are the Mission Early College
Named a TEA-Recognized district in High School and Montwood High’s
2010, the district, established in the Montwood Advanced Studies Institute.
1870s, isn’t known for shying away from Other specialized programs include
a fight. Socorro High School’s Health Professions
“In 1984, the district was one of the Academy, a partnership with area col-
original plaintiffs represented in the leges, universities and health-care facili-
landmark case of Edgewood Independent ties. 
School District et al. v. Kirby et al., citing Escobar said that the district has
inequity in school funding,” Marentes received “back-to-back” TEA-Recognized
said. “Since then, the district has been an status. It also has been named as a finalist
active participant in ensuring that prop- for the Broad Prize for Urban Education
erty-poor school districts, such as San by the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation.
Elizario, receive equal access to state This is the second straight year for this
revenues.” honor.

Socorro: Ever expanding Ysleta: A magnet for magnets
Socorro Independent School District Like EPISD, Ysleta Independent School
dates back to 1924 with its oldest school, District’s first high school, Ysleta High
which is now the Early Childhood Center. School, has historic status, dating back to
Today, the district features the second- 1927. Its newest school, Ysleta Pre-K,
most-populated school in the city, completed this year, houses its smallest
Montwood High School, with 2,765 students, but its smallest school is
students enrolled. Cadwallader Elementary, with a student
The district’s growth has been so sig- population of just 340. Hanks High
nificant that two new high school cam- School boasts the most students, with
puses opened this school year to battle 2,189 enrolled in June 2010.
overcrowding, Socorro Public Relations Ysleta ISD Public Relations Staff Writer
Specialist Daniel Escobar said.
“With the first day of school this year,
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Cont’d from Page 35

Christy Flores-Jones said that all seven of
the district’s high schools boast some sort
of magnet or specialized academy. Bel
Air’s magnets include health professions;
global enterprises; professional and public
services; math, science and engineering;
and arts, communication and media. Del Ysleta High School
Valle has Multinational Business and
Systems academies. Eastwood (the dis-
trict’s most high-tech school) offers the
Mass Media and Communications and structure, was designed by Henry Trost, Business academies. Academies at Hanks one of the most noteworthy architects in
include Information Technology and Law El Paso and the Southwest.”
Enforcement. Parkland features the T- Trost’s influence is notable, she
STEM Academy for math, science and explained, as he was among the first
engineering. Riverside’s academies focus architects in the area to consciously
on business management, finance, design buildings adapted to the desert
accounting, law, public safety and secu- region.
rity, government and public administra- Another landmark of education was
tion. Riverside is also home to the built in the 1990s: Whitaker Elementary,
36 '3140)8) 7',)(90) -2'09(-2+ 94(%8)7 %032+ ;-8, '328%'8 Socratic Academy. Finally, Ysleta High considered a new concept in school
itself has magnets in environmental sci- construction. Its colorful pencil-and-open-
-2*361%8-32 ):)28 8-1)7 '3787 03'%8-327 %2< 6)7)6:%8-327 ences, visual performing arts, professional book façade was a successful experiment
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Like other area districts, Ysleta works After its construction, Whitaker’s stu-
36) 59)78-327 1%-0 .-1,830&)68 )04 66 '31 closely with EPCC on an early-college dents actually showed a 20 percent
high school program, with Ysleta’s stu- improvement in test scores, according to a
dents attending classes at the Valle Verde write-up on architecture’s impact on
> -/) 83 6%7, 3:)6 39+, !)66%-2 campus. learning in a 1994 issue of School
> -/) 83 8,) =8)' %:)7 This variety of specialized learning has Administrator. The school also has one of
earned Ysleta national recognition. the city’s most interesting mascots — The
> 19++0)6?7 %77 -/) “The Ysleta Independent School District Rainbows.
> %2',3 "-00% 8%8) %6/ is one of five school districts named as a In Canutillo, many of the historic school
finalist for the 2010 Broad Prize for buildings, which even preexisted the
46-2+ %2<32 )1-2+ -6(-2+ !6-4 Urban Education, an annual $2 million district, have been lost to demolition or
award that honors urban school districts fire. This doesn’t mean there aren’t still
> 32 30)1%2 !6%-0 making the greatest progress in America visible signs of the area’s history. One
> -23 !6%'/7 in raising student achievement,” Flores- item that holds significant value to the
Jones said. district is the historic School Bell.
27-+,87 0 %73 '-)2') 97)91 “The distinction as a finalist for this According to Guzman, the bell was
> -+,8 !-1) 7 8,) -+,8 !-1) prize guarantees YISD a minimum of made in Ohio in the 1940s and hung in
$250,000 in college scholarships for 2011 the old school house, referred to as “The
> 8, 229%0 ,-,9%,9%2 )7)68 -)78% high school graduates,” she said. Alamo” due to its distinctive look, in
> %1-0< !3967 3* 8,) Landmarks of learning “The bell would ring and all the stu-
6',%)303+< 97)91 Many area schools play a part in the
dents would line up outside to say the
pledge of allegiance before entering the
> ',%)**)6 ,9**0) -/) borderland’s colorful history, whether it is building to start school every day,”
their architectural style, longevity or Guzman said. “Even though the old
> 68-78-' )0)&6%8-32 3* 96 3928%-27 prized possessions. From the first high school house no longer exists, the bell
6(3:-23?7 )7)68 6377-2+ school, Henry Trost masterpiece El Paso was kept and has survived throughout the
High School, to the most unique, J. M. years. After being held in storage for
> 900 332 -/-2+ %2( Whitaker Elementary, there are a number many years, the bell was resurrected and
of stand-out schools. used as a celebratory bell for touchdowns
3**)) %8 8,) %0-7%()7 The city’s most recognizable high during football games.”
school is El Paso High. Built in 1916, it
> %8 #%8', is the oldest operating high school in the
When the new Canutillo Elementary
School was built in 1998, school officials
> $396 -678 8)4 83 -/-2+ area and is listed in the National Register asked the architects to include the bell in
of Historic Places. the design, and the bell remains over the
> 3-2 9(9&32 3'-)8< 32 “Reminiscent of Greek and Roman school’s entrance today.
architecture, El Paso High has become an
86-4 83 %880)72%/) 46-2+7 historical benchmark for EPISD,” Zubia
San Elizario’s oldest school, as well as
its namesake, Lorenzo Garcia Alarcón, is
> -+,8 !-1) 7 8,) -+,8 !-1) said. a prominent part of the historic commu-
Other historic schools include Austin nity.
> 332 -/) %2( -'2-' High School, which celebrated its 80th “The campus sits in the middle of the
anniversary this year and is recognized by San Elizario Historic District, a town
> 039( 0-1&-2+ %-0 !6%-0 -/) its large domed bell tower. It is the alma founded in the late 1700s, on the El Paso
mater of former Supreme Court Judge
> 927)8 -/) %8 8,) Sandra Day O’Connor, and the school’s
Mission Trail,” Marentes said. “It is the
6)78 3* 8,) 6%2/0-27 oldest school in the district and was the
Criminal Justice/Public Academy is only campus in the district for several
named for her. years. It is named after Lorenzo Garcia
“The most historically significant Alarcón, who was the longest-serving
campus in the Ysleta school district is
328%'8 -1 !30&)68 also our oldest: Ysleta High School,”
superintendent in San Elizario.”
36 .-1,830&)68 )04 66 '31 ;;; ')0)&1827 36+ She said that the school also features
Flores-Jones said. “Constructed in 1927, old adobe construction and mission-style
the original school, which included façades that are prevalent along the El
hardwood floors and a wooden roof

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History Notes — The monthly program is 1 Commerce offers bus transportation for $35 a
to 2 p.m. the second Thursday of each month seat. A museum docent will be on board to
at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main, answer questions. Information: (575) 437-6120.
north end of the Downtown Mall in Las The Stallion Gate entrance off U.S. 380 is
Cruces. Admission is free. Information: (575) open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors are allowed to
October. Reservations (by Sept. 15) payable to the Buffalo Soldiers, and history including
541-2154 or enter and exit unescorted.
Bettye Barnhart, 2200 Febrero 79935. Cost: famous and non-famous residents its medical
The programs are informal discussions on Visitors are encouraged to have a full tank of
$23. Information: 755-4332 or history. Entrance to the Commanding Officer’s
local and regional history led by staff and volun- gasoline and a spare tire for the trip, which is
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the home and 1939 New Deal Theater included.
teers. The 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9 topic 85 miles one way. There are no service stations
Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Trail All ages and leashed dogs welcome. Wear walk-
is “Local Architectural Styles.” on the route. Department of Defense police
Association (CARTA), and Human Systems ing shoes. Donations welcome; gift shop avail-
will direct traffic. Limited food and drink sales
Fort Selden Frontier Day — The annual Research, Inc. undertook a data collection pro- able. Information: or fortbayard-
will be available on site. Pets allowed on leash
celebration at Fort Selden State Monument, 13 gram along El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro
miles north of Las Cruces, is 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 (El Camino) to collect artifacts that were in
Trinity Site Tour — White Sands Missile On July 16, 1945, the U.S. government
p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. The event includes liv- danger of being lost to looters. This project
Range. The semi-annual tour to the site of the exploded a bomb on the White Sands Missile
ing history demonstrations, a special presenta- resulted in new information about portions of
first atom bomb explosion is Saturday, Oct. 2. Range that forever changed the nature of war
tion on the Buffalo Soldiers stationed at the fort El Camino that was either unknown or report-
Admission is free. Information: (575) 678-1134. and peace. Twice a year, on the first Saturday of
after the Civil War, reenactments of frontier liv- ed but never verified. These portions of El
Two options are available for visitors: caravan October and April, the public is allowed to car-
ing history, entertainment and more. Camino will soon be formally opened for her-
from Alamogordo through the south end of the avan to Trinity Site, home of the first atom
Fort Selden also will host a special 100th itage recreation.
range (Tularosa Gate), or enter off U.S. 380 on bomb detonation.
anniversary event that day with stagecoach The tour includes the McDonald House, part
Fort Bayard Weekly Tours — Fort Bayard the north end of the range (Stallion Gate
rides to the fort from Old Mesilla Plaza in of the National Historic Landmark, where the
Historic Preservation Society hosts free guided entrance).
Mesilla, N.M. throughout the event. plutonium core of the bomb was assembled. In
tours of the historic fort 9:30 a.m. to noon The line-up for the car caravan begins at 7:15
The 19th-century adobe fort was established 1984, the house was restored to its 1945 con-
Saturdays through September at Fort Bayard at the Otero County Fairgrounds parking lot on
to protect early settlers from Indian raids. The dition.
National Historic Landmark, 6 miles east of U.S. 54/70 in Alamogordo; departure is 8 a.m.
state monument seeks to preserve the remain-
Silver City, N.M. Society members will tell Arrive at Trinity site at 10 a.m. and depart by
ing ruins, and has a visitors center with exhibits
about the beginnings of Fort Bayard in 1866, caravan at 1 p.m. The Alamogordo Chamber of
of military life at the post.
The monument, in Radium Springs 13 miles
north of Las Cruces, is open 8:30 a.m. to 5
p.m. Wednesday through Monday (closed
Tuesday). Admission is $3; (ages 16 and under
free). Sunday admission for New Mexico resi-
dents is $1. Information: (575) 526-8911 or
El Paso Corral of the Westerners —
The monthly dinner program is at 6 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 17, in the Staff and Faculty
Lounge, second floor, UTEP Student Union.
Deen and Hamilton Underwood present “A
Walk Through Concordia.” Cost: $20. Dinner
served at 6:40 p.m. Information or reservations
(before 5 p.m. Sept. 15): Marilyn Gross, 755-
Fort Bayard Days — The annual two-day
living history festival is Sept. 17-18 at Fort
Bayard, N.M., six miles east of Silver City, offer-
ing games, reenactments and other activities for
the entire family. Visitors may bring their own
picnic. Admission is free both days, unless listed
otherwise. Information: (575) 388-4477, (575)
956-3294 or
Fort Bayard was established as a US Army post
in 1866. Many of the 1900 built buildings are
still in use.
Friday’s events begin at 9 a.m. with a flag cer-
emony followed by learning and living history
centers around the parade grounds until 3 p.m.,
including old-fashioned games, crafts and
dances, and reenactments.
Saturday’s events begin at 9 a.m. with tours of
the Commanding Officer’s Home, gift shop and
museum, guest speakers and presentations in
the New Deal Theater.
The annual Buckles and Bustles Military Ball is
7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, in the historic
theater, featuring dance lessons with Cel Potter,
including the Grand March and Virginia Reel.
Civilian or military costume circa 1866-1920
encouraged, not required. All ages welcome.
Cost: $2.50; refreshments available for a nomi-
nal fee. + . ') +! '$" .* -"+! "* ',&+ )" * )'% &*" ,+ *" &* &
El Paso Archaeological Society Awards
Banquet — The annual Award of Distinction
banquet is 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at
+ . ) ( &'%!
Holiday Inn at Sunland Park, 900 Sunland Park.
Registration begins at 6 p.m. Guest speaker
.', & ) ,(!'$*+ ) .',) '$ ,)&"+,)
David Legare, District Archaeologist for the Las % # & - ) ( * ') * - ,(
Cruces District of the Bureau of Land
*'% ) + " +* '& , + +++ #%(# !&*) !(#"%(#% &$
Management, will talk about the BLM’s recent
work on the Camino Real and the new walking
trails that will be opening to the public in
September 2010 El Paso Scene Page 37
Centennial Museum — University at México. A sign language interpreter will be
Wiggins, UTEP. Changing exhibits are on the available for this program.
second floor, Lea and Discovery Galleries. Showing Oct. 2-24: “Ancient Traditions,
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Modern Expressions.” In honor of October as
Saturday. Admission is free. Information: 747- Texas Archaeology Month, the exhibit features
5565 or Santa Clara Pueblo artist Jody Folwell’s pottery
Showing through Sept. 18:”Rio Grande, and photographs illustrating her pottery and
Bravo!” works by West Texas photographer her Naranjo family members.
John Smith. Smith presents the river in 22 Folwell will give an demonstration and inter-
panoramic photographs. He spent three years pretive talk on traditional and contemporary
traveling and photographing the 1,900-mile pueblo pottery-making techniques 9 a.m. to 3
river that rises in southwestern Colorado and p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, in the auditorium.
runs to the Gulf of Mexico. Regardless of changes in form and decorative
Showing through Sept. 23: “Making Sense styles, the techniques of pueblo pottery making
of Remote Sensing.” UTEP students from the have not changed in nearly 2,000 years.
Department of Electrical Engineering have cre- Zip tours of the exhibit with curator Richard
ated an exhibit to present the history of Durschlag are 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6 and
remote sensing: how it is used to track global Saturday, Oct. 16 and 23.
warming by measuring glaciers; how spy planes The museum tells the 12,000-year-old story
and satellites were used to spy on the Soviet of prehistoric human habitation in the region,
Union during the Cold War; and many other with five dioramas and exhibits of tools, pot-
interesting topics. tery, rock art and other materials.
Showing Sept. 28-Dec. 18: A pair of exhibits Free docent-led family tours of the museum
intended to remind viewers that there is more are 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18 and Oct. 9, and
to El Paso’s Sister City than current sad state of Sunday, Sept. 26 and Oct. 24, as part of
affairs making headlines. Celebration of Our Mountains, geared towards
• “Fire and Spirit/Fuego y Espíritu,” photogra- families with elementary-school-aged children.
phy from El Diario de Juárez. The exhibit
El Paso Museum of History — 510 N.
focuses on the spirit of Cd. Juárez that lives in
Santa Fe. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
spite of the violence troubling the city.
through Saturday (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), and
• “Chihuahua, Land of Ancient Wonders,” a
" # %& ! " # !% % noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Special fee for Fashion
% %& " %& $ photographic exhibition highlighting the natural
exhibit; other exhibits are free. Information:
%& and archaeological treasures of the state of
351-3588 or
Chihuahua, enhances by objects from the
Showing through Sept. 15:
Centennial’s collections.
• “Los de Abajo,” an exhibit highlighting the
El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study first novel set during the Mexican Revolution.
Center — 715 N. Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m. • “Vernacular Houses in Ciudad Juárez:
to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Itinerant Images,” a photographic record of the
Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday. traditional architecture of Juárez.
Admission is free. Information: 351-0048 or Showing through Sept. 16: “50 Years for Fashion.” The exhibit features vintage designer
The El Paso museum depicts Jewish life in apparel from the 1950s through the ‘90s, and
Europe before World War II, Hitler’s rise to pays tribute to local retail giants whose fashion
$! ! .3 /* $%&! /- %' 2%/$ .+! / 0' - + )*- ( . *" power, the expulsion of Jews into ghettoes, life expertise influenced the way El Pasoans
in concentration camps, prisoner resistance to “dressed-to-the-nines.” Free to museum mem-
/2* *0)/-%!. ) /$-!! %/%!. '! . (%'!. /* /$! the Nazis and liberation of the camps. Also fea- bers. $5 for nonmembers.
.0((%/ /* /$! " (*0. ./ /0! *" $-%./ *) /$! -*.. tured is a local survivors exhibit. Docents avail- A free screening of “Valentino: The Last
able for guided tours. Emperor” is at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2. The
$! /- %' 2%'' ! *+!) ( /* )**) / / film is about the famous Italian fashion designer
El Paso Museum of Archaeology — in the last years of his career.
'' $%&!-. .$*0' !#%) )* ' /!- /$ ) ( 4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso (west The museum hosts beginning level Tai Chi
' ) *) $*0-. "*- /$! $%&! of U.S. 54). Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday classes instructed by Hsio-Ying Hines 9 to 10
through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. a.m. Saturdays, Sept. 11-Nov. 13, Early regis-
' .* !)! %/*- ) 3 %( %- 2%'' '! Admission is free. Information: 755-4332. tration encouraged. Cost: $20 ($10 members).
#0% ! $%&! !#%))%)# / ( 2%/$ / '&. Showing through Sept. 12: “Unknown Hines will also teach special lunchtime Tai Chi
México/México Desconocido.” The exhibit classes noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 8-
*) -! $%./*-3 !)1%-*)(!)/ ) #!*'*#3 introduces ancient and contemporary cultures Nov. 10. Cost: $20 ($10 members).
*""!-! *) /$! /- %' ) / /$! .0((%/ of west México. The ancient West Mexico Shaft The museum is hosting a series of events
Tomb Cultures in the modern Mexican states of commemorating the centennial of the Mexican
! 0-%/3 2%'' ! +-*1% ! Nayarit, Jalisco, and Colima, flourished at the Revolution. Events are free.
same time as the Aztec and Maya civilizations.
/ /$! + -&%)# '*/ ) *) /$! /- %' Also included: the oldest known culture in
• A panel discussion on “Reflections on the
Independence Movement in the State of
West Mexico, Chupicuaro, the Tarascan Empire
* -!.!-1 /%*). )!! ! that flourished from A.D. 1100 to 1530; and
Chihuahua,” a collaboration with the Mexican
Consulate, is 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9.
the 21st century Cora and Huichol Indians liv- • David Romo, author of “Ringside Seat to
!,0!./! *) /%*) $%' -!) /* .0++*-/ ing in the Sierra Madre del Norte. the Revolution,” will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday,
/$! / -%./* !./*- /%*) *((%//!! A free Zip Tour with curator Richard Durshlag Sept. 16.
is 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4. • Polka on the Museum Patio with Elias Bonilla
* #!/ /$!-! &! 0)' ) -& -%1! /* *)%+$ ) /0-) .*0/$ R. Ben Brown will present the free lecture
/$!) 2!./ *) !/- & -%1! -*.. /$! %* - ) ! -% #! /$!) is 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23.
“Carl Lumholtz: Norwegian Explorer in North
/0-) .*0/$ *) 0// * %#$2 3 * *0/ (%'! ) and West Mexico” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12. Fort Bliss Museums and Study Center
/0-) -%#$/ *) -* '! %)# /* /$! / -%./* !3 + -&%)# '*/ In addition to collecting ethnographic informa- — Building 1735, Marshall Road (old PX build-
tion on the indigenous people, Lumholtz also ing), Fort Bliss. Exhibits range from Civil War
visited ancient sites and collected artifacts, pro- artifacts to the Patriot Missile System.
ducing a substantial expansion of knowledge of
the cultures and regions of North and West Please see Page 39
Page 38 El Paso Scene September 2010
Museum Railroad and Transportation Museum
Cont’d from Page 38 of El Paso — More than 100 years of El Paso
railroad history are on display at Union Depot
Transit Terminal, 400 W. San Antonio, at
Admission is free. Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Durango. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
daily. Information: 568-3390 or 568-5412.
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and
Also on Fort Bliss is Old Fort Bliss, Building
1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
5051, corner of Pershing and Pleasanton, a
Information: 422-3420 or
reproduction of the Magoffinsville Post of 1854
to 1868. Information: 568-4518. War Eagles Air Museum — 8012 Airport
Road, Doña Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa.
Insights El Paso Science Museum —
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
505 N. Santa Fe. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday. Admission: $5; $4 senior citizens and
Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m.
military; free for children under 12.
Sunday. Admission: $6 ($5 seniors, students and
Information: (575) 589-2000 or war-eagles-air-
military; $4 ages 4-11). Information: 534-0000
The warbirds of World War II and Korea, and
Now showing are “Toolville,” a hands-on
other historic military aircraft, are displayed in
guide through six simple tools for ages 5-12;
a 54,000-square-foot building and surrounding
and “Games” an interactive exploration of
area. The collection of more than 30 aircraft
games from around the world and across the
and 40 automobiles includes the P-51 Mustang,
century for all ages.
P-38 Lightning, A-26 Invader and the German
Also showing is “To the Ends of the Earth,
Fieseler-Storch. Among later aircraft are the F-
UTEP at the Poles.
86 Sabre and MiG-15s.
LYNX Exhibits — The exhibit space is at To get there: Take the Artcraft exit off
300 W. San Antonio (just south of Convention Interstate 10, head west past the Rio Grande to
Center). Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Santa Teresa and follow signs to the airport and
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to museum.
9 p.m. Friday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Closed Monday. Last admission is one hour Las Cruces area
before closing time.
Admission is $10 for adults; $8 seniors, mili-
Las Cruces Museum of Natural
tary and students with ID; and $6 ages 4 to 11.
History — Mesilla Valley Mall, Las Cruces
(take Lohman exit east from I-25). Hours: 10
Children 3 and younger are free. Information:
a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and
533-4330 or
Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays; 1 to 5
Extended through Sept. 5: “Color Play,
p.m. Sundays. All events are free unless other-
Exploring the Art and Science of Color. The
wise noted. Information: (575) 522-3120 or las-
exhibit features an array of color-themed activi-
ties and games for the entire family. Also fea-
Showing through Sept. 12: “Hatching the
tured is “Lazer Frenzy,” a challenging, arcade-
Past,” dinosaur nests, eggs and their young.
style laser maze.
Showing Sept. 24-Jan. 23: “Bats, Wolves and
Showing Sept. 18-Jan. 2: “Cracking the
Wildflowers.” Opening reception is 6 to 8 p.m.
Code: Human DNA.” Special opening day
Friday, Sept. 24.
events are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept.
The monthly hands-on Saturday Science Class
18, in the parking lot with crafts booths, jump-
for elementary children is 11 a.m. Sept. 4
ing balloon, police and sheriff’s department
(Earth Science and Geology).
giveaways and more.
The monthly Sky Safari program begins at 8
Magoffin Home State Historic Site — p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at the NMSU
1120 Magoffin. The adobe home, built around Observatory.
1875 by Joseph Magoffin, tells the story of a The monthly hands-on Animal Encounters are
multicultural family that influenced the develop- 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25.
ment of the Southwest borderlands. It includes Science Cafe round table discussion hosted by
authentic art and furnishings reflecting the daily Sigma XI is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30.
lives of the Magoffin family.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
Las Cruces Railroad Museum — The
museum is in the Santa Fe train depot, 351 N.
Sunday. Tours on the hour; last tour at 4 p.m.
Mesilla, (at Las Cruces avenue west of the
Spanish language tours offered Wednesday
Downtown Mall). Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30
through Sunday. Cost: $4 ($3 ages 6-18).
p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Admission is
Group tours available with advance registration.
free; donations encouraged. Information: (575)
Information: 533-5147 or
647-4480 or
Active duty military personnel and their fami-
Family Game Day is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the
lies with ID admitted free through Sept. 6 as
second Saturday of each month through
part of the Blue Star Museum Program.
November. Families can try their hand at a vari-
“Spirit Tours” are offered by the Casa
ety of early 20th century games.
Magoffin Compañeros at 10 a.m. the second
Story Time for children of all ages is 11 a.m.
Saturday of every month. Cost: $5.
to noon the third Saturday of the month. Listen
Reservations required.
to a “Thomas the Tank Engine” book and com-
National Border Patrol Museum and plete a related activity. RSVP encouraged.
Memorial Library — 4315 Transmountain The museum’s brown bag lecture series is at
Drive. The museum, in Northeast El Paso just noon the second Tuesday of each month. Light
west of U.S. 54, features the history of the refreshments served; RSVP encouraged. The
Border Patrol with uniforms, equipment, pho- Sept. 14 lecture is “Food, Family, and Culture
tographs, guns, motor vehicles, airplanes, boats in the Mesilla Valley, 1910” presented by
and other items, including hands-on exhibits for anthropologist Lois Stanford.
kids. The Border Patrol was founded in 1924 in
El Paso. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
— 4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. Hours
through Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday and
are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday,
major holidays. Admission is free. Information:
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for
759-6060 or
adults, $3 seniors 60 and older, $2 for children

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September 2010 El Paso Scene Page 39
Museum Harvest Cooking Class is 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, by the prehistoric Jornada Mogollon culture at Also
Sept. 7, with Carol Koenig. Cost: $35. the rock art sites of Pony Hills, Three Rivers,
Cont’d from Page 39 and Hueco Tanks. Geronimo Springs Museum — 211 Main
NMSU Art Gallery — D.W. Williams Art • “IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Hours are 9
5-17; free for age 4 and under. Information: a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon
Center, 1390 E. University Ave, (Williams Hall) the Americas,” Traveling Exhibit created by
(575) 522-4100 or to 4 p.m. Sunday. Features prehistoric, historic
on the NMSU campus, Las Cruces (east of Smithsonian’s National Museum of the and military exhibits about the area. Museum
Solano). Summer hours are noon to 4 p.m. American Indian, National Museum of African
Nancy Benson presents “A Stitch in Time” admission: $5 ($2.50 students 6 to 18; free for
Tuesday through Saturday. Information: (575) American History and Culture, and the
illustrated biography of the colcha embroidery ages 5 and younger). Family rates: $15.
646-2545, (575) 646-5423 or Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition
tradition in New Mexico at 7 p.m. Thursday, Information: (575) 894-6600 or geronimo-
Showing through Oct. 1: “Unmute: Text and Service.
Sept. 9, as part of the museum’s lecture series.
Image in American Art 1970-2000.” With • “Counting Change: Currency of the Mexican
Benson is an award-winning writer and author The monthly speaker series is 7 p.m. the third
images from the gallery’s permanent collection Revolution.”
of “New Mexico Colcha Club.” Admission $2 Thursday of the month. The Sept. 16 topic is
this exhibit addresses the ways in which images Opening reception is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday,
donation. “Matanzas: A Traditional Hispanic Custom.”
and texts operated in post-Minimalist late 20th Sept. 16.
Showing through Dec. 6 in the Arts Admission is free, but donations welcome.
century art. Family workshops are 10-11:30 a.m. and 2-
Corridor: “Rural Skylines and Byways of New
3:30 p.m. selected Saturdays. Call for schedule. Hubbard Museum of the American
Mexico,” works in various media by the City of NMSU Museum — Kent Hall, University at
Artists Promotional Association. Solano, Las Cruces. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. White Sands Missile Range Museum West — 841 U.S. Hwy 70 West, next to
Tuesday through Friday. Admission is free. and Missile Park — Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ruidoso Downs (N.M.) Race Track. Hours: 9
Showing through Sept. 10: “Colcha: Information: (575) 646-5161 or Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. Admission: $6 ($5 for
Embroidered Connections,” Colcha is an Saturday and Sunday. Free admission. seniors, military; $2 children 6-16; free for chil-
embroidery method traced back to the 1700s Fall 2010 Exhibitions: To get there: take U.S. 54, and after the free- dren 5 and younger). Information: (575) 378-
in New Mexico. • “Southwest Native American Silver and way ends, keep going north on Martin Luther 4142 or
Showing through Nov. 28: “What in the Turquoise Jewelry,” featuring concho belts, King, which leads directly to the range. Or Showing through Oct. 3: “Ancient New
World?”, a fun and informative journey through necklaces, bracelets, rings, bow guards, bolo enter from the north off U.S. 70 east of Las Mexico,” an in-depth exhibit of the peoples
an array of unusual objects from the museum’s ties, earrings, and pins/pendants show the his- Cruces. Visitors must provide a current license, who inhabited the southwest from pre-histori-
collections. These peculiar-looking gadgets torical development of the cultural artistry of car registration and proof of insurance. cal periods up to Spanish exploration.
were used for a variety of tasks and museum Navajo, Zuni, Hopi, and Kewa. Information: (575) 678-8824 (local call) or The 19th annual photography show runs
visitors are invited to answer the challenge to • “Rock Art of the Southwest,” photographs of Sept. 25-Dec. 12, hosted by the Lincoln
identify their uses in this interactive exhibit. the enigmatic petroglyphs and pictographs left County Photographic Society.
New Mexico Museum of Space History
— The museum features the International

$ Space Hall of Fame and the Tombaugh IMAX
Dome Theater and Planetarium, and is located
on the northeast side of Alamogordo off Indian
# Wells Blvd. Center closed Aug. 30-Sept. 1 for
Currently showing: “Space Frontiers,” a look
at the heritage and future of space exploration
in New Mexico.
Space center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: $6 ($5 for seniors and military, $4
ages 4-12, children 3 and younger free).
Information: (877) 333-6589, (575) 437-2840
$ Showing at the IMAX Dome Theater are the
films “Hubble” and “9 Planets and Counting.”

Showtimes are on the hour, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
daily. Tickets: $6 ($5.50 for seniors and military;
$4.50 ages 4-12): $3,50 for planetarium show.
Ages 3 and under free for all shows.
Combo tickets available (included museum
entrance and one IMAX ticket): $10 ($9 seniors
and military, $7 children).

! Sacramento Mountains Historical
Museum — U.S. 82 across from the
" Chamber of Commerce in Cloudcroft, N.M.
The museum will host Living History Day
events 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, fea-
turing demonstrations of life skills from the
$ 1800s presented by reenactors.
Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday,
" Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m.
Sunday. Closed Wednesday and Thursday.
" Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and
Saturday. Admission: $5 ($3 ages 6 to 12).

! $ Group rates and tours available with prior
notice. Information: (575) 682-2932 or cloud-

Silver City Museum — 312 W. Broadway,
Silver City. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday. Admission: $3 suggested
donation. Information: (575) 538-5921or sil-
Showing through Sept. 26: “Free Flow: The
! Gila River in NM,” photographs by Jan Haley.
Showing through Oct. 30: “From the
# 40,000 copies each month Mines,” 15 steel sculptures by Barbara L.
Harrison constructed from objects found at

# El Paso’s Best Advertising Value! area mines.

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Celebration of Our Mountains - The beginning Sept. 1, winter are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
17th annual Celebration of Our Mountains daily. Day use fee: $5 per vehicle ($40 annual
offers events to encourage appreciation of the pass). Information: (575) 523-4298 or
El Paso region’s environment. Information: or email Birding tours are 8:15 a.m. Saturdays,, 525-7364. (depending on volunteer guide availability) bring
Upcoming events: hat, water, binoculars and insect repellent.
• Saturday, Sept. 4: Hike to B-24 Crash over by Jim Hastings. course offers intensive horticultural training in Master Gardener Sylvia Hacker will give a talk
Rough Terrain; Hike to the Aztec Caves • Sept. 18 — “Garden Tool Care and exchange for at least 60 hours of volunteer on “Pots and Pails, Berms and Swales Simple
• Sunday, Sept. 5: Smuggler’s Pass Hike Maintenance.” Presenter to be announced. service after the course’s completion. ways to harvest rainwater for your garden and
• Saturday, Sept. 11: Pancho Villa State Park, • Sept. 25 — “Rainwater Harvesting” by Bill Application fee: $150 ($195 for those in the landscape” at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, in
Spring Canyon & Deming Birding Trip Hodge. horticulture industry). Fee covers course text the classroom.
• Saturday, Sept. 11: Ron Coleman Trail; Dino and various handouts. Enrollment space is limit- Naturalist Richard Quick of the Las Cruces
Bottomless Bubblefest — Bottomless ed; application deadline is 5 p.m. Aug. 30.
Tracks, Insights El Paso Science Museum; Night Lake State Park, 13 miles east of Roswell, (via Museum of Natural History will talk on
Time Is the Right Time Information/applications: 860-2515 or “Aquarium Science” at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept.
U.S. Hwy 380 and NM Hwy 409), will host its
• Saturday, Sept. 18: 6th Annual Chihuahuan 25, in the classroom.
4th annual Labor Day weekend event 8 a.m. to
Desert Fiesta; Family Tours of the Archaeology 5 p.m. Saturday through Monday, Sept. 4-6, ‘Amazing Texas Hummingbirds’ work- Friends of the Mesilla Valley Bosque Park
Museum featuring underwater “dive poker,” underwater shop — Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Outreach meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13. Master
• Sunday, Sept. 19: Schaeffer Shuffle Hike games, snorkeling, beach volleyball, nature and Educational Programs will host an introduc- Gardener and park volunteer Sylvia Hacker
• Thursday, Sept. 23: Artistic Celebration of hikes, ranger talks and more. The New Mexico tory workshop on the 18 species of humming- presents a program on waterwise trees in the
Our Mountains at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing; State Police Dive Team will host a presentation birds in West Texas 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. area. Park fee waived for those attending meet-
Thursday, Sept. 23: Full Moon, Hiking and Saturdays, during the “Enchanted Evenings” 11, at the El Paso Water Utilities’ Carlos M. ing. Information: (575) 523-8009.
Coffee at the Palisades; Bat Watch program. Day-use fee is $5. Camping fees: $8 Ramirez TecH2O Center, 10751 Montana. SunScape Landscape Seminar —
• Saturday, Sept. 25: Your First Step to Hiking; for primitive site; $10 for developed site (elec- Learn identification tips, hummingbird ecology, UTEP’s Chihuahuan Desert Gardens at the
Audubon Society trip to Rattlesnake Springs; trical hookup $4 extra). Reservations for camp- gardening for hummingbirds with drought-tol- Centennial Museum will host a landscaping
Night Time Is the Right Time; Moon Hike and ing recommended. Information: (575) 624-6058 erant plants, dealing with pets and identification seminar 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept.
Picnic; Cloud Climbing Rail Trail Hike or training at hummingbird feeders. Cost: $5; pre- 11, at the museum, University and Wiggins.
• Sunday, Sept. 26: Sunset Hike at the Crest registration required. Information/reservations:
El Paso Native Plant Society — The Participants learn to use native plants and gar-
of the Franklins. 621-2000, or
society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, dening in harmony with the desert; and covers
Garden Talks at Ardovino’s Desert at El Paso Garden Center, 3105 Grant. Iris Society Sale — The Mesilla Valley Iris selecting native plants, placement in the garden,
Crossing — Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Horticulturist Cheryl Garing presents Society will hold its Fall Sale 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. tree pruning, irrigation tips, soil content and
Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, will host free “September is for Planting Bullet Proof Native Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11- more. Garden tour and question and answer
talks on various aspects of gardening with Texas Plants.” Free and open to the public. 12, at the south end of Mesilla Valley Mall, period include. Registration: $35 (class size lim-
AgriLife Extension Service Master Gardeners 8 Information: 240-7414. Telshor and Lohman Avenues, Las Cruces (Cine ited). Bring lunch; drinks provided. Information:
to 8:30 to 9 a.m. Saturdays on the patio during 10 entrance). The Iris Society will have a wide Kay Mullins, 747-8994 or
their weekly farmers’ market. Information: Master Gardener Course — The Texas variety of rhizomes for sale. Proceeds benefit
AgriLife Extension Service will host an 11-week Labor Day Trail Ride — The Chihenne
240-7414. the society and its services.
master gardener course 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ranch’s 8th annual Labor Day ride is Sept. 12-
• Sept. 4 — “So, You’re Going to Plant a
Thursdays, Sept. 9-Nov. 18, at El Paso Garden Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park — 18 beginning with dinner Sunday, and ending
Tree” by Sandi Colman.
Center, 3105 Grant, in Memorial Park. The 5000 Calle del Norte in Mesilla. Winter hours: with breakfast Saturday. This ride base camp
• Sept. 11 — “Garden Goodies on the Grill”
Please see Page 42

September 2010 El Paso Scene Page 41
Coalition will be on hand to offer free presenta-
- - - Cont’d from Page 41
tions and demonstrations. Park fees will be
waived during the event, but donations are
welcome. The event is also part of and Franklin
+%#' ,(* ()"#) $)(& ride returns back to the Lodge headquarters
each day. No electricity or water hookups for,
but flush type toilets and shower “house”
Mountains State Park Lone Star Legacy.
Information: 217-4233 or

. - !! offered. Evening programs with musical enter-
tainment as well as dancing will be available
each night. Registration (due by Sept. 1): $300.
New this year are 10-minute presentations on
a variety of topics on the desert’s natural histo-
ry 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as well as a special appear-
(7 ".2(%0 (3-2)-' $.5- ! #./7 .& -%62 ,.-2(:1 #%-% Information/registration: Greg Evans, (575)
ance by “Takota”, a Golden Eagle from the El
743-1602 or
Paso Zoo and the park’s 3rd Annual Chili
312 .0$%0 ! /)88! &0., !-7 .,)-.:1 )- + !1. The Chihenne Ranch is in the foothills of the
Black Range near the Gila National Forest, New
!-$ !1* &.0 2(% #%-% 2. "% $%+)4%0%$ 5)2( 2(% /)88! Mexico. El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society
trips — The Society’s monthly public meeting
2:1 (% #%-% -.2 2(% /)88! National Parks and Nature Series – is at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, in Room 119
Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San
()1 .&&%0 '..$ 5()+% 13//+)%1 +!12 (Building 4010 of the Rio Grande campus of El
Marcial, will show a free video on Mount
Paso Community College, 100 W. Rio Grande.
Rainier National Park and Mount Saint Helen
Scott Cutler, Curator of Collections and
National Volcanic Monument at 10:30 a.m.
Exhibits at the UTEP Centennial Museum, will
Wednesday, Sept. 15. Information: 532-7273
present a program on “Big Bangs and
ext. 127 or
Monumental Moves: Geological Events in the El
(!$.5 2- 7%0 %$'%5..$ Gila River Festival — The Gila Paso Area.” Admission is free. Non-members
Conservation Coalition will host its 6th annual welcome. Information: 526-7725 or trans-
- - river festival Thursday through Sunday, Sept.
- 16-19, at the Silco Theater, 311 N. Bullard, in Upcoming field trips:
Silver City, N.M. and other locations. The event • Pancho Villa State Park, Spring Canyon and
.-25..$ raises awareness of the Gila River with hikes, Deming field trip departs at 7 a.m. Saturday,
.-)/(!- 7%0 workshops, kids’ activities, panel discussions Sept. 11, from Keystone Heritage Park, 4200
and more that foster an appreciation of Aldo Doniphan. Information: Mark Perkins, 637-3521
- - - Leopold’s conservation ethic. Information: or
(575) 538-8078 or • Rattlesnake Springs field trip is Saturday,
%1! %+2! +!,%$! Keynote address is “Connections: The Sept. 25, departing at 7 a.m. in front of
Marvelous Complexity of Place” by writer, Evergreen Cemetery, 12400 Montoya. RSVP by
teacher and earth activist Mary Sojourner 7 to Sept. 22: Mark Perkins, 637-3521 or
.,)-.:1 .301 9 9 p.m. Thursday. Cost: $10 at the door.
3-$!7 (301$!7 !, /, The “Red Hot Children’s Fiesta” is 10 a.m. to
El Paso Zoo — 4001 E. Paisano. Zoo sum-
2 p.m. Saturday, at Penny Park, 1305 N. Grant,
0)$!7 9 !230$!7 !, !, mer entrance hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
with activities, informational booths, face paint-
daily. Zoo admission is $10 for ages 13 to 61;
ing, crafts and more. Admission is free.
$7.50 for ages 62 and older and active duty mil-
The 2010 “Wild and Scenic Environmental
itary (including spouse) with ID; $6 ages 3 to
Film Festival” is 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the
12; and free for ages 2 and under. Zoo mem-
Silco Theater. Cost: $8; free for ages under 12.
bers admitted free. Information: 532-8156,
A book signing, talk and photo exhibit for
521-1850 or
“Free Flow: the Gila River in New Mexico” by
The 9th annual Elephant Festival that honors
Jan Haley 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Silver City
the zoo’s biggest residents is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Museum. Admission is free.
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25-26, featuring
Check website for field trip and lecture sched-
bio-facts from elephants, elephant-themed
ule and other details.
games for kids, enjoy story times and demon-
‘Reel Rock Tour’ — NMSU Outdoor Rec strations, live entertainment, and meal from “A
presents the “global tour” at 7 p.m. Friday, Taste of the Wild. A “Produce Hunt” behind
Sept. 17, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. the scenes tour and “Breakfast with the
Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. Tickets: $8 in Elephants” events also offered for and addition
advance; $10 at the door. Information:(575) fee. Information: 532-8156 or 521-1850, or
646-4746 or
Reel Rock turns five this year and co-founders A giraffe exhibit has joined the new Africa sec-
Sender Films and Big Up Productions are cele- tion’s lion exhibit, meerkat habitat and the El
brating with death-defying speed link-ups of the Paso Electric Kalahari Research Center.
wildest faces in the Alps, to Olympian displays Daily encounters include California Sea Lion
of strength and tenacity on the hardest boul- Training and Meet the Keeper presentations at
ders ever climbed. 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Asian Elephant Training Encounters scheduled
Aggie Youth Climbing — New Mexico daily. Information:
State University Outdoor Recreation will host a
kids’ rock climbing class for ages 6 to 17, taught An Evening with Jack Hanna - El Paso
by experienced climbers 10 a.m. to noon Zoo presents an evening with the acclaimed
Saturdays, Sept. 18-Oct. 9, at the NMSU animal expert and his animal friends is 7 p.m.
Activity Center, 1600 Stewart in Las Cruces. Tuesday, Sept. 28, at The Plaza Theater.
Cost: $55. Information: (575) 646-4252 or out- Tickets: $20-$50, plus service charges (Ticketmaster).
This class is the first of four classes planned Special VIP reception tickets are $100; avail-
through April. able through the Society. Information: 532-
8156, 521-1850 or
Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta — The Hanna’s hands-on approach has won him
Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition widespread acclaim as Director Emeritus of the
(CDEC) will host its 6th annual fiesta highlight- Columbus Zoo, conservationist, author, televi-
ing the animals and plants of the Northern sion personality, and lifelong adventurer. After
Chihuahuan Desert 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 12 years hosting “Jack Hanna’s Animal
Sept. 18, at Franklin Mountains State Park’s Adventures,” he launched his latest syndicated
Tom Mays Section at the western base of TV series, “Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild.” In
Transmountain Road. 2008, Into the Wild received an Emmy for
Hosted by the Franklin Mountains State Park,
members of the Chihuahuan Desert Education Please see Page 43
Page 42 El Paso Scene September 2010
begin one hour before sunset daily. Experience Reservations are required. Cost is $3 per adult;
Nature • Schaeffer Shuffle, Sunday, Sept. 19.
Camping in the Tom Mays Area of the park, a sunset over the white sands and observe the $1.50 age 16 and under.
Cont’d from Page 42 with both traditional tent sites and RV areas (no plants, animals and geology of the dune field.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park — The
hookups). Site fee is $8 (limit of four campers), Walks last about one hour.
Outstanding Children’s Series, and Jack was park is about 160 miles east of El Paso, off the
plus the park entrance fee. Patio talks are 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and
nominated for Best Host of a Children’s Series. Carlsbad Highway (U.S. 62-180). Information:
Picnicking in the Tom Mays Area, with picnic Sundays at the Visitor Center. Rangers will
Recognized around the country as America’s (575) 785-2232 or
tables and restrooms that are accessible to the answer questions and give tips on enjoying the
favorite zookeeper, Jack has made countless Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; tours
handicapped. monument.
television appearances since 1983 on shows available 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Last entry into
No ground fires are permitted. A Star Party is 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11.
such as Good Morning America, The Late Show cave via natural entrance is 2 p.m. with last
A Full Moon Hike is 6:30 p.m. Thursday,
with David Letterman, Larry King Live, The Rio Bosque Wetlands Park — UTEP’s Sept. 23.
entry into cave via elevator 3:30 p.m.
Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Maury Show, Fox Center for Environmental Resource A star party is 6:30 to 10 p.m. the second
Full Moon Night is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24,
News Programs, and CNN News Programs. Management offers free guided walking tours Saturday of each month.
featuring “White Sands in 3D,” with Resource
and other activities at Rio Bosque Wetlands Plan 3-1/2 hours for a walk-in tour and 1-1/2
Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park — manager David Bustos. Fly through the dunes,
hours for Big Room tour. Cost is $6 ($3 for
Park in El Paso’s Mission Valley. Tours last about
The park, part of Asombro Institute for Science see a tarantula up close, and explore crystal
two hours. Information: 747-8663 or rio- ages 6-15 or seniors with discount card). The
Education, is northeast of Las Cruces, off pedestals in a 3-D visual journey of White Sands Upcoming events: park’s audio self-guided tour is $3 extra (also
Jornada Road. Admission is free; donation box National Monument. 3-D glasses will be provid-
• Bird Tour, 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4. available in Spanish).
at trailhead. Park hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. ed; question and answer period will follow. No
• A Community Workday is 8 to 11 a.m. For an extra fee ($8 adults, $4 youth and sen-
Tuesday through Saturday. Information: (575) reservations accepted.
Saturday, Sept. 18. iors with card), visitors can go on a ranger-guid-
524-3334 or Lake Lucero tours are offered on the last
• Introductory Tour, 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 19. ed tour of the King’s Palace, Papoose Room,
weekend of each month. This month’s tour is 9
White Sands Institute — White Sands • Monthly faunal monitoring is 8 to 11 a.m.
a.m. Sunday, Sept 26. Participants drive their
Queen’s Chamber and Green Lake Room;
National Monument and NMSU-Alamogordo Saturday, Sept. 25. reservations are required.
own vehicles 17 miles beginning at the Small
hosts a new series of community education Meeting place is a bridge crossing Riverside The “bat season” generally lasts from late May
Missile Range gate on U.S. 70, 25 miles west of
classes during the summer months, ranging Canal. Take Americas Ave. (Loop 375) to Pan
the White Sands Visitor Center, then hike 3/4
from art to natural history. All classes meet at American Drive, turn left and travel 1.5 miles.
mile to the source of the white sands. Please see Page 44
White Sands National Monument.
Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic
Information/registration: (575) 439-3842 or
Site — The site is famed for many Native
American rock paintings and unique geology.
Classes are geared towards grade 10 through
Summer hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday
adult, and include easy-level hikes, with some
through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday
off-trail walks.
through Sunday. Admission: $5 (free for chil-
White Sands Watercolors are offered
dren 12 and younger). Additional cost for tours
Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 21-23,
(including birding tour and morning hike): $1
instructed by Dan Stouffer. Cost: $175.
for ages 5 and older. Information: 857-1135 or
Municipal Rose Garden — The garden at
3418 Aurora (at Copia), opens to the public 8 The park’s campground is closed for utility
a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Oct. 30, except for upgrades and will reopen in October.
official holidays. The Garden, which opened in Pictograph, rock-climbing bouldering and hik-
1958, has many types of roses at the sprawling ing tours are available at 9 and 11 a.m.
park area with a waterfall, shade canopy and Wednesday through Sunday, by prior arrange-
many other amenities. Admission is free. ment. Call 849-6684.
Information/rentals: El Paso Parks and The monthly birding tour is 7 to 9 a.m. on the
Recreation, 541-4331. third Saturday of the month (Sept. 18).
Advance sign-up encouraged.
Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso To get there: Take Montana Avenue (U.S.
Desert Botanical Garden — 4200 Highway 62-180) all the way into the Hueco
Doniphan (across from Frontera). Hours are 10 Mountains then turn left on Ranch Road 2775.
a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays year North Mountain is available for self-guided day
round. Admission: $2 ($1 children, seniors and use, for up to 70 people at a time. There is an
military). Information: 584-0563, keystone- annual orientation program for visitors. Guided or access is offered to the rest of the site.
Keystone Heritage Park has 189 species of Picnicking allowed at ten tables closest to head-
migratory and local birds, and a 4,500-year-old quarters. Wood and charcoal fires are not per-
archaeological site. mitted. Camping is available. Bicycles permitted
The site is open for bird watching at dawn on only on designated paved areas. Pets allowed
the last Saturday of the month and dusk on the only in camping or picnic areas. Call for reser-
last Sunday of the month. vations and other information: 857-1135.
Keystone’s Chihuahuan Desert Experience
(immediately west of the wetland) is open daily
from 7 a.m. to noon for walking and bird
Feather Lake Wildlife Sanctuary —
9500 North Loop, near Loop 375. The 43.5-
acre site is managed by El Paso’s Audubon
' $ " (( ( %'
Franklin Mountains State Park — The
24,000-acre park extends north from the heart
Society. A variety of migratory birds, as well as
some year-round species, can be seen there. *")( $ " ' $
The sanctuary is open to the public 8 a.m. to
of El Paso to the New Mexico state line. The
highest point is North Mt. Franklin, 7,192 feet
noon Saturdays and 2 p.m. to dusk Sundays.
Admission is free. Information: 545-5157 or &' $ ( # () ' " (( ( $
above sea level.
Most hiking and mountain-biking trails begin in
, ! % &)
the Tom Mays area, off Transmountain Road on White Sands National Monument —
the west side of the park (east of I-10). The glistening gypsum dunes are about 15 miles '%# $$ ' )% + $ ()* $)(
Entry fees are $4 per person, free for age 12 southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70.
and under (with family). Group rates available. Hours (through Sept. 6) are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
for the Dunes Drive; 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept.
" (( ( , !( %' *")( , "" "
Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Information:
566-6441. 7-25; a.m. to 8 p.m. beginning Sept. 26. Visitor $ () " (% $ () " (%
The 6th annual Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta is 9 Center hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. through
a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept 18, featuring Sept. 12; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning Sept. 13 " (( ( %' " ' $ , "" " $ () " (%
demonstrations, informational booths, chil- All visitors must exit the park by one hour
dren’s activities, a chili cook-off and more. Park after sunset. %() % %*' ) '( ' ' $ $ )+ (
fees waived during the event. Entrance fee: $3 age 17 and older. Free for
Guided hikes begin at 9 a.m. on selected children. Information: (575) 479-6124, ext. 236 %' $ %'# ) %$ &" ( ""
days; reservations required: or (575) 679-2599, ext. 232; or go to ' () $
• Aztec Caves, Saturday, Sept. 4.
• Smugglers Pass, Sunday, Sept. 5. Ranger-guided Sunset Stroll Nature Walks %' *
September 2010 El Paso Scene Page 43
nature, canyon and geology trails. Winter hours The annual Bottomless Bubblefest three-day
Nature are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. scuba event is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
Cont’d from Page 43 On the north side of the park, accessible by a through Monday, Sept. 4-6, with underwater
110-mile drive around Carlsbad Caverns, is poker competition, demonstrations and more.
through mid-October. Daily bat flight talks
Dog Canyon Visitor Center and Campground. • Leasburg Dam State Park, Radium Springs,
(about 15 minutes long) are offered just before
One of the best examples of a Permian Period two miles off Interstate 25 at Exit 19.
sunset at the amphitheatre outside the natural
fossil reef, the national park offers camping and Information: (575) 524–4068. Day use hours: 7
entrance. Then — bats willing — visitors are
more than 80 miles of trails. Hikes range from a.m. to sunset.
treated to the sunset spectacle of clouds of
easy, wheelchair-accessible nature trails to • Caballo Lake State Park, 60 miles north of
bats flying out of the cave entrance.
moderate (level, but rocky) canyon hikes to Las Cruces on Interstate 25. Information: (575)
Guided tours also are available for Slaughter
strenuous mountain hikes. 527-8386.
Canyon Cave, an undeveloped cave 23 miles
• Percha Dam State Park, 60 miles north of Las
from the main cavern. Call for reservations. New Mexico State Parks — Day-use fee Cruces on Interstate 25. Information: (575)
Cost is $15 ($7.50 ages 6-15, seniors with is $5 when visiting any state park. Camping
card). The 1-1/4-mile tour lasts about 2-1/2 fees: $8 for primitive site; $10 for developed
hours. Flashlight with fresh batteries required. site (electrical hookup $4 extra). All programs Dripping Springs Natural Area — The
Wear good walking shoes and bring water. are free with park entrance, unless otherwise recreational area is at the base of the Organ
Other special guided tours are available, listed. Information: (575) 744-5998 or Mountains at the end of Dripping Springs Road
including “Wild Cave Tours.” (the eastern extension of University Avenue),
• Mesilla Valley Bosque Park — 5000 Calle del about 10 miles east of Las Cruces. The area,
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Norte, Mesilla. Guided bird tours are first run by the federal Bureau of Land Management
Monument — 44 miles north of Silver City Saturday of every month. in cooperation with the Nature Conservancy,
on NM Highway 15, the dwellings are in the
• City of Rocks State Park, north of Deming off includes the A.B. Cox Visitors’ Center, several
middle of the majestic Gila Wilderness, the first
U.S. 180. Information: (575) 536-2800. A hiking trails, and La Cueva Picnic Area. During
and one of the largest wilderness areas. The
“Rattlesnake Myths” presentation is 3 to 4 p.m. the late fall and winter months, visitor center is
slow, winding mountain road between Silver
every Saturday. open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Access to the main
City and the dwellings takes about 1-1/2 hours
• Oliver Lee State Park, Highway 54 south of trail to Dripping Springs is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and
to drive. Long trailers are advised to come up
Alamogordo at the Dog Canyon turnoff. the park is closed promptly at 5 p.m.
the back way via NM 152 and 35 through the
Information: (575) 437-8284. Admission is $3 per vehicle. No pets allowed
Mimbres Valley. Entrance fee: $3 per person;
A look at Venus and Mars at Sunset is 7:30 to (except for assistance animals). Information:
$10 per family. Information: (575) 536-9461 or
9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, with the Amateur (575) 522-1219.
Astronomers Group, at Group Shelter.
Winter hours: The trail to the cliff dwellings is
A “Bat Factor” evening lecture is 6:30 to 8
Aguirre Spring Campground — The
open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone must be Organ Mountain recreational area, run by the
p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Group Shelter.
off the trail by 5 p.m. Visitor center is open 8 federal Bureau of Land Management, is off U.S.
An “Animals of Dog Canyon” presentation is
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 70 about 15 miles east of Las Cruces. Fifty-five
10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, in the
Regular tours offered at noon. Early arrival family camping and picnic sites, plus two group
Group Shelter.
requested (allow 20 to 30 minutes to hike to areas. Day-use fee is $3 per vehicle.
A “Rattlesnake Tales” presentation is 10 to
dwellings where tour begins). The Baylor Pass (hiking and horseback riding)
11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, in the Group
“Trail to the Past” guided tours are 1:30 p.m. and Pine Tree (hiking) trails begin at the camp-
Saturdays at the Lower Scorpion Campground. ground.
A Trail Journaling walk is 10 to 11:30 a.m.
This 1/4-mile walk visits a small Mogollon Information, group reservations: (575) 525-
Saturday, Oct. 2, beginning at the Visitor
alcove dwelling and a large pictograph panel. 4300.
A ranger-guided tour of the TJ Site, an unexca-
• Rockhound State Park, five miles south of Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State
vated surface pueblo, is 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept.
Deming on State Road 11 and then east on Park — Carlsbad, N.M. Admission: $5 ($3
Rockhound Road (State Road 141) for nine ages 7-12; free for 6 and under). Hours: 9 a.m.
“An Evening of Astronomy” begins at 7 p.m.
miles. Day use hours: 7:30 a.m. to sunset. to 5 p.m. daily (last entry at 3:30 p.m.).
Saturday, Sept. 4, with a “Make Your Own
Information: (575) 546-6182 or (575) 744- Information: (575) 887-5516.
Star Wheel” activity, followed by evening talks
5998. To get there: Take U.S. 285 north of Carlsbad;
and night viewing.
• Elephant Butte Lake State Park — follow signs to the park.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Information: (575) 744-5998. International Vulture Awareness Day activities
— 110 miles east of El Paso on the way to The Hot Air Balloon Regatta is 7 a.m. to noon are 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, featuring
Carlsbad, the 86,416-acre park includes the Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11-12, launching children’s crafts, turkey vulture displays and
highest point in Texas: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749 from Lion’s Beach. more.
feet. Entry fee: $5 for ages 16 and older, good A free Boating Safety class is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A full moon walk is 7 to 7:30 p.m. Friday,
for one week and all trails. Camping is $8 per Saturday, Aug. 28 and Sept. 25. Sept. 24. A free outdoor concert with classic
site per night. Information: (915) 828-3251. Drag boat races are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday rock band Celestial Remnants begins at 5:30
The park’s headquarters, visitors’ center and and Sunday, Sept. 18-19. p.m.
museum are at Pine Springs, off of U.S. 62-180. The Socorro Bass Club’s Bass Tournament is 6 A star party is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1.
Camping for tents and RVs, a nature trail, and a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19. A fall plant sale is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
ruins of the Butterfield Overland Mail Station The Elephantman Triathlon is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 2-3, featuring ornamental
are nearby. McKittrick Canyon Visitors’ Center Sunday, Sept. 26. houseplants, and native and other xeric plants
is seven miles east of Pine Springs, and offers • Pancho Villa State Park, Columbus, N.M., for desert landscaping.
State Roads 11 and 9. Information: (575) 531- A large greenhouse is devoted to succulents
# " 2711. Day use hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and cactus from around the world. The head-
The 5th annual Pancho’s Car Show is 10 a.m. quarters building includes exhibits on minerals,
$ $ to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, with vintage to history, archaeology and other subjects.
late model show cars, live music, food and
drink for sale and more. Alameda Park Zoo — Alameda Park, 1321
• Brantley Lake State Park — 12 miles north of North White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo. Hours
" Carlsbad, N.M., on US 285. Includes 51 sites are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $2.50
$ with water and RV hookups, visitors’ center, ($1.50 ages 3-11 and 60 and older; free for
fishing dock and boat ramps. Information: (575) ages 2 and younger). Annual memberships
457-2384. available. Information: (575) 439-4290.
A Star Party is 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, The oldest zoo in the Southwest (established
$ Sept. 4. in 1898), covers about 12 acres and features
• Bottomless Lakes State Park — 13 miles east about 250 exotic and indigenous animals.
of Roswell, (via U.S. Hwy 380 and NM Hwy
409). Information: (575) 624-6058 or Chihuahuan Desert Resource Institute — The CDRI center and botanical gardens are
The Summer Enchanted Evening interpretive four miles south of Fort Davis on Hwy 118.
program series runs 8 to 9 p.m. Saturdays, Admission: $5 ($4 seniors 65 and older; free
through Sept. 4. children 12 and younger, members).
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Adair Margo Fine Art — 215 Stanton, • Beginning Portrait Oil Painting — 9:30 a.m.
Suite 602 (Martin Building). Hours are 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information: • “Learning to See” Beginning and Intermediate
533-0048 or Acrylic Painting — 1 to 3:30 p.m.
• Clay Explorations — 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost:
Adair Studio and Gallery — 5750 N. $90 ($72 members).
Mesa (at the Summit). Information: 471-2271, Youth classes:
587-8646 or Showing Sept. • Clay Works and Portfolio Development —
1-Oct. 5: “A Journey Through The Summer’s 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Sept. 11-Oct. 30
Showing through Sept. 18: “Hues of Blue,” • Clay Explorations — 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dates to
Creative Expressions,” works in various media for ages 13-16. Cost: $90 ($72 members).
artistic interpretations of the color blue by 15 be announced. Cost: $90 ($72 members).
from Clarissa Adair and the Adair Artist Group. • Packing Tape Figure Sculpture — 12:30 to 3
area artists. The exhibit is held in conjunction • Pastel Possibilities — 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Classes for adults in drawing, oil and acrylic p.m. Sundays, Sept. 19-Nov. 7 for ages 10-12.
with Lynx’ “Color Play” exhibit that runs Thursdays, Sept. 9-Oct. 28.
Artistic Celebration of Our Mountains through Sept. 5. Exhibit admission: $6-$10. • Introduction to Ceramics — 12:30 to 3 p.m. • Self Portraits for Kids — 1 to 3 p.m. for ages
— Opening reception is 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sundays, Sept. 19-Nov. 7. Cost: $90 ($72 9-12. Dates to be announced.
El Paso Museum of Art Classes and members).
Sept. 23, for the 13th annual invitational exhib- El Paso Museum of Art Collectors’
Workshops — The museum’s Fall 2010 class- • Digital Photography — 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
it at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing. Light hors Club — The Foundation Collectors’ Club
es for adults, youth and families run Sept. 2-
d’oeuvres and cash bar offered. Saturdays, Sept. 25-Nov. 13.
Dec. 16. Cost per class is $77 ($62 members), hosts a trip to the Albuquerque and Acoma
Information: (575) 589-0653. • Watercolor Painting “Made Easy” — 1 to
unless otherwise listed. Information: 532-1707, Pueblo Oct. 15-18. Cost: $1,020 ($1,800 cou-
Ardovino’s Desert Crossing is at One 3:30 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 26-Nov. 14.
ext. 27 (ext. 16 to register), or elpasoartmuse- ples or shared room). Includes meals, airfare,
Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. • Ekphrastic Workshop — 10 to 11:30 a.m. pick-up and transfers, hotels, guided tours,
Saturdays, Oct. 2-Nov. 6. Cost: $5 per session
Arts International — The 43rd annual Arts “Life Drawing” classes for ages 18 and older museum and attraction admission and more.
($2 members).
International Juried Exhibition, Texas’s largest are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. Verbal commitment due by Sept. 1; full pay-
• Embossed Metal Art (Repujado den Lamina)
international juried art exhibit, is Sept. 22- 16 (no Nov. 25 class). Cost: $10 per session ment due by Sept. 24. Information: 532-1707,
— 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2. Cost:
Oct. 8, at the historic Union Depot, down- ($5 members). ext. 13.
$38 ($30 members).
town. Information: 534-7377 or Adult classes open to ages 15 and older:
Dates to be announced: Please see Page 46
Opening reception is Saturday, Sept. 25.
The exhibition presents artworks from the
finest artists in Texas, New Mexico and the
neighboring State of Chihuahua, Mexico.
Chamizal galleries - Chamizal National
Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Hours are 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday for
Abrazos Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday for Paisanos Gallery. Admission
is free. Information: 532-7273 or
Showing through Sept. 4 in Los Paisanos
Gallery: “The Romantic Realist Artists” group
show, featuring works by eight artists who
study under the instruction of Lyuba Titovets.
Each work depicts the theme “El Paso:
Crossroad to the Southwest and Mexico.”
Showing through Oct. 23 in the Abrazos
Gallery: “Retablos: A Cultural Legacy,” artwork
by Virginia Maria Romero
Showing Sept. 10-Nov. 6 at Los Paisanos
Gallery: “Beauty in the Abstract” group exhibit,
featuring works by Evelyn Ainsa, Tommy
Alford, Sally Avant, Ho Baron, Holly Cox, Lee,
Kolliker, Win Korf, Babbie Mitchell, Carmen
Navar, Pat Olchefski-Winston, Marie Otero,
Mark Paulda, Schuyler, Joan Shepak, A. Stein,
Linda Markuly Szilvasy and Brigitte von Ahn.
Opening reception is 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday,
Sept. 11.
Crossland Gallery — 500 W. Paisano (in the
Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are noon to 4
p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is
free. Information: 351-2811.
Showing Aug. 28-Sept. 18: “Where I Come
From: My Inspiration to Become an Artist,”
works by Bob Adams. Adams was born in rural
Oklahoma down the road from a Kiowa family.
Adams and his best friend roamed the back
rural roads until he entered the Navy in 1955.
It was from these early years, Adams gained his
inspiration. Opening reception is 6 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 28.
Showing Sept. 25-Oct. 16: “Ves Tres” “You
See Three”), featuring three mixed-media
artists showing their later creations. Opening
reception is 9 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25.
El Paso Artisan Gallery — Lynx Exhibits,
300 W. San Antonio. The gallery features works
by local painters, jewelers, crafters and photog-
raphers. Lynx hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10
a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and noon to 6 p.m.
Sunday. Gallery admission is free. Information:
533-4330 or

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Art Scene Showing through Nov. 29: “Hari Kidd:
Entrepreneurs of War.” Hari (Harry) Matthew
Hal Marcus Studio and Gallery — 800 ed by Bill Rakocy for enthusiasts of Black and
White Drawing meets regularly at the museum
N. Mesa, second floor (at Yandell). Hours are
Cont’d from Page 45 Kidd introduced the aesthetics of Modernism 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. meets Sunday through Sept. 12. Anyone wish-
to El Paso in the early 20th Century. The Information: 533-9090 or ing to improve their drawing skills is welcome
El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts gouache on paper paintings in this exhibition Showing through Nov. 5: “Drawing: the (bring pencils and a sketch pad), and the partic-
Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9 exemplify the artist’s modernist aesthetics, as ipants’ work will be featured in a special exhibi-
Essence of Art” group exhibit. The exhibit fea-
a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and well as, his opinions on war and social inequity. tion. Cost: $15 (for four-week class).
tures all black and white works of various
Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to Cita Schuster will host a free lecture on Hari styles.
9 p.m. Thursday. Closed Mondays and holidays. La Galeria de la Misíon de Senecú —
Kidd at 2 p .m. Sunday, Sept. 19. An ARTalk is 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30.
Admission is free, except for “Earth Water Fire The Ysleta Independent School District’s gallery
Free Zip Tours are 12:15 p.m. selected Forty artists from the exhibit will be present to
Air” ($5 for ages 12 and over). Information: is at 8455 Alameda. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesdays led by staff members. Admission is discuss their works. Refreshment served; wear
532-1707 or Monday through Friday. Admission is free.
free. A tour of the “Hari Kidd” is Sept. 26, led black and white.
Showing through Nov. 7: “Earth Water Air Information: 434-9711 or
by curator Christian Gerstheimer. The gallery exhibits works by owner Hal
Fire: The Work of Carole Feuerman.” Showing Sept. 16-Nov. 19: The 3rd Annual
Marcus, a native El Pasoan who has been paint-
The exhibition derives its name from the four Encaustic International Gallery — 7100 YISD Faculty Exhibition, featuring works by dis-
ing for over 40 years and is famed for such
basic elements in ancient worldviews, which Westwind, Suite 120. The gallery is the studio trict faculty and staff. Opening reception is 5:30
locally inspired works as “El Mercado,” “El Paso
may also be considered the primary elements of El Paso encaustic artist Brigitte von Ahn. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16.
Navidad” and “Avenida Juárez.”
of Carole Feuerman’s sculptural work regarding Information: 833-0454, 581-4737 or brigit-
Other featured artists include Teresa ‘Mining Minds’ dedication — The dedica-
process and theme. Feuerman works with
Fernandez, Bill Sullivan, Manuel Acosta, Bill tion for the newest piece of permanent public
materials such as bronze, marble and resin as
Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and Rakocy, Candy Mayer, Vincent Peterson, Evelyn art at University of Texas at El Paso, “Mining
they change states transitioning from solid to
Gift Shop — Award-winning Impressionist Ainsa, Mark Paulda, Francisco Romero and Minds,” by Denver-based artist Michael
liquid and liquid to solid.
Alberto Escamilla’s studio is 1500 Main Street Mauricio Mora. Clapper, is Friday, Sept. 17, with Clapper and
This exhibition includes 51 sculptural works in
in San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. UTEP President Diana Natalicio present. The
oil painted resin, cast marble, and bronze from International Museum of Art — 1211 sculpture is a 25-foot-tall pickaxe head partly
Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
the 1980s to the present. Montana. The museum is operated by the
Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday and by buried in a rock garden within the new campus
Since the 1980s, Feuerman has created hyper- International Association for the Visual Arts in
appointment. Information: 474-0752 or alber- roundabout at University Avenue and Sun Bowl
realist, figurative sculpture, predominantly of the historic Turney Home. Hours are 1 to 5 Drive. Sunlight will shine through the perforat-
women. Feuerman uses hyperrealism to p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Admission is
ed numbers at day, and LED lights will illumi-
address personal, rather than social topics and ‘First Fridays’ call for artists — Local free. Information: 543-6747 or internationalmu-
nate the pick’s ends at night. Time to be
in doing so, portrays women as confident, artists, organizations and art lovers are sought
announced. Information: 747-7503.
healthy and introspective. Feuerman’s honors for the arts-based series’ first outdoors event in The Heritage Gallery (lower level) features
include the Betty Parsons Award in Sculpture, Downtown El Paso 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. “The Mexican Revolution Exhibition: 1910- Pena Gallery and Studio San Elizario –
the Lorenzo de Medici Prize at the 2001 3. The event is open to artists of any medium, 1920” featuring murals by Bill Rakocy and Renowned artist Amado M. Pena Jr.’s new
Biennale di Firenze, and First Prize at the 2008 as well as independent, grassroots and other Mario Parra depicting various events from the gallery is 1456 N. Main in San Elizario (in front
Beijing Biennale. organizations. Information/applications: firstfri- Mexican Revolution, a collection of rare, mat- of the mission). Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Showing through Sept. 19: “Native ted photographs and Pancho Villa’s death mask. daily or by appointment (closed Tuesdays).
American Works On Paper.” Artists are responsible for bringing whatever Manny Guerra will hosts sketching classes Information: 851-8400 or kim@sanelizariope-
Showing Sept. 26-March 20, 2011: they need to properly display their work; no with a live model 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays.
“Transforming the Figure: Post WWII Prints.” electricity available. Vending fee: $20; limited Students may use media of their choice. Cost: Grand opening is 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept.
Showing through Oct. 10: “The Holy number of 10’ by 10’ tents available for an addi- $10 per class.
Family/La Sagrada Familia.” tional fee. The newly-formed “Sketch Book Club” creat-
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Society. More than 40 artists have contributed
Art Scene art for a special show fundraiser. Manny Guerra
Cont’d from Page 46 will do on-site and commissioned pet portraits
from pet photos, and Stephanie Conroy, artist
23. In addition to works by Pena, featured
of the HSEP mural, will take commissions on
artists include Frank Howell, Malcom Furlow,
murals and pet portraits. Also featured is the
Candy Mayer, Manuel Franco, Helen Hall and
jewelry of Patricia Vaupel of DeFranco Designs.
Carla Romero as well as bronzes, wood sculp-
Social is 4 to 7 p.m.
ture, ethnic pots, gourd art.
Artist submissions being taken through Sept.
The first ever Mextizo Chili and Backyard
18 for the Autumn Show, highlighting fall
Barbecue Cook-offs are Sept. 18-19 at the
events such as Halloween, Day of The Dead,
gallery. Information: Juan, 433-0592.
Thanksgiving, Autumn landscapes, Mexican
Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald Revolution, Oktoberfest, Grandparents Day,
Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is next to Sun back-to-school, etc. The exhibit will run Oct.
Bowl Stadium (off Dawson Drive). Hours are 9-Nov. 7 with opening reception 4 to 7 p.m.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, Oct. 9. Submission cost: $20 first
Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and noon to work; $5 each up to two additional works.
5 p.m. Saturday. Information: 747-6151 or
Sun Bowl Art Exhibit 2010 submis-
sions — The International Museum of Art,
Showing through Dec. 11 in the L and Rubin
1211 Montana, is taking submissions through
Galleries: “Contra Flujo: Independence and
Sept. 29 for its annual international juried
Revolution” in the L and Rubin galleries. The
competition to run Nov. 5-Jan. 4. This year’s
exhibition, meaning “Against the Flow,” features
judge is artist Oween Rath. Deadline to turn in
seven contemporary artists from Mexico City
accepted entries is Oct. 20. Top three prizes
who use new media to explore the centennial
are purchase awards, and the paintings become
of the Mexican Revolution and the bicentennial
part of the Museum’s permanent collection.
of Mexico’s independence. The artists in this
Entry fee: $45 for submission of three photo-
exhibition create pieces that directly engage
graphs or slides to be considered.
and challenge the discourse of progress.
Information/prospectus/entry forms: 543-6747,
Featured artists include Marcela Armas, Ivan
543-9222 or Web:
Abreu, Arcangel Constantini, Gilberto Esparza,
Ivan Puig, Rogelio Sosa and Laura Valencia.
Showing through Nov. 13 in the Project Sunland Art Gallery — The El Paso Art
Space: “Border 2010: Photographs by Association co-op gallery is in Sunland Park
Alejandro Cartagena and David Rochkind” in Mall, second level across from The Greenery,
the Project Space. Photographs by the award- with 30 El Paso artists represented. Hours are
winning photographers have been selected 10 a.m. to 8.m. Monday through Saturday,
from Cartagena’s People of Suburbia and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Information: 584-3117,
Rochkind’s Heavy Hand, Sunken Spirit. All 474-0053 or
were created within the past few years and Showing Sept. 3-28: “Vivid Expressions,”
depict the people and places of Mexico, with a works by Melinda Etzold. Etzold uses pastels,
particular focus on its northern border. acrylics, and encaustics to create landscapes,
Matthew Drutt, executive director of Artpace still lifes and animals. She is known for her
in San Antonio, presents “Felix Gonzalez- bright, vibrant colors. She is a member of the
Torres: Billboards” about the artists’ billboards Sunland Art Gallery, the El Paso Art Association
currently on view in El Paso at 2 p.m. Saturday, of El Paso, the Plein Air Painters of El Paso, and
Sept. 11. The Cuban-born artist combined the Pastel Society of El Paso.
elements of Conceptual art, Minimalism, politi- Opening reception is 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday,
cal activism, and poetic beauty in a variety of Sept. 3.
media, including public billboards, give-away
piles of candy and posters, and ordinary
objects, such as clocks, mirrors, and light fix- Las Cruces/Mesilla
tures. His billboards are on view in San
Antonio, Dallas, Houston and El Paso through
‘5,000 Flowers’— The 9th annual 9-11 com-
memorative exhibit is Sept. 3-25 at the
December. Drutt’s presentation is followed by
Branigan Cultural Center’s Shannon Room, 500
a guided bus tour of the billboards 3 to 4:30
N. Water Street in Las Cruces. The non-politi-
p.m. with a reception in Drutt’s honor at 4:30
cal exhibit, sponsored by the GFWC Progress
p.m. at the Rubin Center. Admission is free.
Club, features work of all mediums with a floral
San Elizario galleries — Three galleries emphasis. An opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m.
are now open near the San Elizario Plaza on at the center Friday, Sept. 3, as part of the
the Mission Trail. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. First Friday Ramble. Information: (575) 522-
Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 8243 or (575) 541-2155.
Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. This year’s show features the first of two
Information. 851-0041. large towers covered in colorful painted flow-
• Main Street Gallery, 1456 Main. Hours are 10 ers and poetry. Small blocks of wood were
a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 painted with 10 flowers each and placed on the
a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. wooden towers that replicate the World Trade
Information: Center. Each tower holds 2,500 flowers. The
• Golden Eagle Gallery, 1501 Main. second tower will be finished for the tenth
• Horseshoe Gallery — 1500 Main. anniversary show in September of 2011.
Information: 345-5594. Also Branigan Cultural Center will commemo-
rate The Pentagon and the tragedy in
Sasahara Gallery — The new gallery is at
Pennsylvania with a special display.
7100 Westwind Drive, Suite 135, features fine
A special reception for all participants is 10
art paintings, jewelry, sculpture, photography,
a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 11, at the center.
prints, cards and portraits. Art classes offered.
The public is invited.
Hours are 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, and noon to 4
p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Information: 584- Bonnie Mandoe Labor Day Art Studio
4222 or Web: sasa- Tour — Mandoe will host a tour of her studio at 825 Quesenberry Street in Las Cruces 10
The gallery’s Humane Society Benefit noon to a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Monday, Sept.
7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. A portion of pro-
ceeds from sales go towards the Humane Please see Page 49
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submit up to three entries via CD or email.
Art Scene Include artist name and artwork title with jpeg.
Cont’d from Page 48 No perishable items (foods/liquids) allowed in
galleries. Works must have been completed
4-6. Mandoe displays recent and retrospective
within the past 2 years and have not previously
oil painting at her historic Quesenberry
been shown at the Branigan Cultural Center.
Farmhouse. Refreshments served. Admission is
Mail to: Branigan Cultural Center, Attn: Día de
free. Information: (575) 523-9760.
los Muertos Exhibit, PO Box 20000, Las
Branigan Cultural Center — Branigan Cruces, 88004 or
Building, 501 N. Main, (Downtown Mall) Las Information: Mary Kay Shannon, (575) 541-
Cruces. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday 2219.
through Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Galeria Tepin — The Border Book Festival’s
Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2154
new gallery is at 2220 Calle de Parian in
Mesilla, N.M. (part of the Cultural Center de
The center will host its 75th Birthday
Mesilla). The gallery’s mission is to feature the
Extravaganza 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, cele-
work of multi-dimensional, multi-disciplinary
brating the construction of the Branigan
and multi-genre artists. Information: (575) 523-
Cultural Center (then the Thomas Branigan
3988 or Web:
Memorial Library) in 1935.
Showing Aug. 27-Oct. 9: “Frida Kahlo:
Opening reception for “Mensajes/Messages,”
Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray.” During
works by Liliana Wilson is 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday,
his career, Muray photographed many impor-
Sept. 25. Wilson was born in Valparaiso, Chile
tant people from the political, artistic, and
and now lives in Austin, Texas. The exhibit
social arenas and his work was regularly fea-
explores the ethereal signposts of life, the hid-
tured in Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, McCall’s
den and sometimes not so hidden messages of
and the Ladies Home Journal. The photographs
our conscious and unconscious living.
of Kahlo, from 1937 to 1941, explore Muray’s
unique perspective; in the 1930s and 1940s he Las Cruces Museum of Art — 491 N.
was Frida Kahlo’s friend, lover and confidant. Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 9 a.m. to
Reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27. 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Closed
In conjunction with the exhibit, Cinematinee Sunday and Monday. Information: (575) 541-
at the Fountain Theatre on the Mesilla Plaza 2137 or
will host a special screening of “The Life and Showing Sept. 3-Nov. 21:
Times of Frida Kahlo,” at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, • “ArtToones: Narrative Sculpture,” works by
Sept. 25. Admission: $4 ($1 Mesilla Valley Film Merry ArtToones. Her influences include Lewis
Society members). Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” and J.R.R.
The monthly “History Notes” program is 1 to Tolkien’s “The Hobbit.”
2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9. This month’s topic is • “Shreddings,” painting, prints and sculpture
“Local Architectural Styles.” by Abraham Gelbart.
The permanent display, “Las Cruces: • “Down Every Side Street: New Directions in
Crossroads of History,” features a comprehen- Southwestern Art” by the Ghost Town Arts
sive look at the history of Las Cruces and the Collective.
Mesilla Valley. • “Abstracts,” paintings by Joel Smith.
Artist’s reception for all exhibits 5 to 7 p.m.
‘Color Las Cruces’ Plein Air
Friday, Sept. 3, during the First Friday Ramble.
Competition and Community Arts
Fall art classes run the weeks of Sept. 6-Oct.
Festival — Dona Ana Arts Council present
18 for session one and the weeks of Oct. 25-
the weekend arts event Saturday and Sunday,
Dec. 13 for session 2. Class schedules and reg-
Sept. 11-12. The first-ever event will be two
istration forms available at the museum or
full days of activities in Downtown Las Cruces,
featuring an artist workshop, a “Quickdraw”
competition, two Plein Air competitions, a VIP Las Cruces Museum of Art classes —
artist reception and a Citywide gallery hop. Las Cruces Museum of Art’s Fall art classes run
Information/registration: (575) 523-6403 or
Artists compete for cash in two categories,
Sept. 6-Oct. 18 for the first session and Oct.
25-Dec. 13 for the second session. Class
schedules and registration forms available at
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Kevin Wechbach will host a two-day plein air
workshop for all levels Thursday and Friday, September’s featured artists are stained glass
Sept. 9-10. Class size is limited; early registra- and jewelry artist Hetty Smith, painter Ray
tion encouraged. Cost: $150 (for two persons). Baird, fabric and mixed media artist Meredith
The French expression “plein air” refer to Loring and watercolorist Penny Duncklee.
painting on site, in the “open air.” Baird and Smith will participate in “Mesilla
Appreciation Day” in a special reception 10
Dia de los Muertos exhibit submis- a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11.
sions — Branigan Cultural Center in Las
Cruces is taking submissions through Sept. Michael Poncé open studio — The Las
24 for its 2010 juried exhibit celebrating Day of
the Dead to run Oct. 19-Nov. 27 Artists may Please see Page 51
September 2010 El Paso Scene Page 49
Art Scene Also
Cont’d from Page 49 Art Hop — The Truth or Consequences
Downtown Gallery District Association hosts
Cruces artist will open his studio at 130 N. the event 6 to 9 p.m. the second Saturday of
Mesquite, Las Cruces, from noon to 8 p.m. each month (Sept. 11), featuring seven art gal-
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11-12, for leries and other venues in the downtown
“Compositions in Grey: Paintings done with a gallery district. Various receptions, refresh-
limited palette.” Information: (646) 345-1169 ments and musical entertainment will be fea-
or tured during these monthly events.
New Mexico Watercolor Society, Information: (575) 894-0528,
Southern Chapter — The Society meets at Venues include The Living Room, Parisi, Main
2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, in the Arts and Crafts Street, M, Art Galore, Bradley Gallery and
Room at Good Sam’s Retirement Home, 3011 more.
Buena Vida Circle. The public is welcome. Blue Dome Gallery — 307 N. Texas Street
Cost: $5 ($3 members). Information: Carolyn in Silver City, N.M. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bunch, (575) 532-9310. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3
Also at the meeting is an interactive figurative p.m. Sunday. Information (575) 534-8671 or
drawing workshop presented by local art
instructor Lorenzo Zepeda. Opening Saturday, Sept. 18 in conjunction
Preston Contemporary Art Center — with the Gila River Festival: “The Web of Life,”
nature prints on rice paper by Carlene Roters.
1755 Avenida de Mercado (end of Calle de
Opening reception is 3 to 6 p.m.
Mercado). Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday; by appointment only Sunday Fall American Photography Exhibition
and Monday. Information: (575) 523-8713 or — The 19th annual photography show runs Sept. 25-Dec. 12 at the Hubbard Museum of
Showing through Sept. 25: The 2010 the American West, 841 Highway 70, in
Summer Exhibition featuring six artists of vari- Ruidoso Downs, N.M. Hosted by the Lincoln
ous media Ho Baron, sculpture; Judith Content, County Photographic Society. The juried show
fiber; Richard Heinsohn, painting; Tom Millea, features photos pertaining to the American
photography; Lewis Ocepek, mixed media; and West through “People,” “The Natural World,”
Valente Francisco Saenz, painting. “The Built Environment” and “Ranching and
Farming.” Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Rio Grande Theatre Galleries — 211
daily. Information: (575) 378-4142 or online at
Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Hours are 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Information: (575) 523-6403. JW Art Gallery — 99 Cortez Ave. in Hurley,
40,000 copies each month Showing in September: Plein Air Painters of El
Paso group show. Thirteen artists will exhibit
N.M., 11 miles southeast of Silver City on U.S.
180. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday
El Paso’s Best Advertising Value! their works, all created in locations throughout through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
the El Paso area, some done in the Mesilla and Sunday. Information: (575) 537-0300 or
Call 920-7244 for information Valley. Artist reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday,
Sept. 3. Showing through Sept. 26: Western New
or go to Mexico University Juror’s Choice Winners.
Tombaugh Gallery — First Unitarian New Mexico Watercolor Society Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S. exhibit — The society’s Southern Chapter
Solano. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will host an exhibit and sale of works by 16
Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Information: local watercolorists through Sept. 14 in the
(575) 522-7281 or new Adobe Cafe, in the Caballero Plaza, 2521
Showing Aug. 29-Oct. 1: “Is That You?” the Avenida de Mesilla in Las Cruces. Featured
4th Annual juried all-media exhibition. This artists are Janey Walch, Jan Addy, Donna Ayres,
year’s theme considers concept of a the non- Laurel Weathersbee, Bill Coon, Cynthia
figurative portrait juried by acclaimed regional Copeland, Beegee Brandhorst, Barbara Howe,
portrait painter Carolyn Bunch. The challenge Lynn Souza, Lois Smith, Melanie Jack, Pat
was to present the characteristics of a person Bonneau-White, Mary McCoy, Carlos West,
without use of the human form. Participating Phil Yost and Donna Wood. Information: (575)
artists are Ryan Ames, Jia Apple, Peggy Brown, 521-7090.
C. Copeland, Flo Hosa Dougherty, Penny
Duncklee, Glenn Holgerson, Lynn M. Kelly, Karl Percha Creek Traders — NM 152 in
Kohl, Diane LeMarbe, Judy Licht, Meredith downtown Hillsboro, N.M. (18 miles west of I-
Loring, Tom McFarland, Rosemary McKeown, 25 at exit 63). Percha Creek Traders are local
John B. Northcutt, Deborah Welch Prickett and artists who operate a cooperative store. Hours
Roy van der Aa. are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through
Artist’s reception is 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sunday. Information: (575) 895-5116 or per-
Sept. 3.

Unsettled Gallery and Studio — 905 N. Pinos Altos Church Gallery — The his-
Mesquite, in Las Cruces. Hours are 10 a.m. to toric Pinos Altos Church gallery on Golden
5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 Ave. in Pinos Altos, N.M., operated by the
p.m. Saturday, and by appointment. Grant County Art Guild, features arts and
Information: (575) 635-2285 or unset- crafts by local artists. The gallery remains open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays only
Showing Aug. 28-Oct. 2: “Intense Dialogue,” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 3.
the 20th anniversary exhibit of The Border Information: (575) 538-8216.
Artists Group, featuring works of various media The gallery hosts “Meet the Artist” events
by the group’s new members. Gala opening throughout the month highlighting a different
reception is 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, gallery artist’s work.
with music by Brack Morrow. Rio Bravo Fine Art — 110 Broadway in
An Artists’ Talk is 1 to 3 p.m. p.m. Saturday, Truth or Consequences, N.M. Gallery hours
Sept. 18 with artists Tauna Cole-Dorn, Jenni are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Higgenbotham, Rosemary McLoughlin, Jo-an Information: (575) 894-0572 or riobravofin-
Smith and Dan Tapper.

Page 50 El Paso Scene September 2010
Art Museum begins 50th celebration Dec. 4
vents portending a year of celebra- This exhibition will also celebrate the works made by Strand during his
tion for the Golden Anniversary of publication of a full-color catalog with 1932–1934 visit to Mexico, and the 1967
the El Paso Museum of Art will scholarly writing about the museum’s reissue “Mexican Portfolio” is a presenta-
begin with a kickoff party Dec. 4, 2010, European-art collection. The previous cata- tion of the classic film “Los Redes”
marking 50 years since the museum first log was published in 1960, is out-of-date (1936), including still shots taken during
opened to the public. and is no longer available. The bulk of the film’s production in Veracruz.
An evening of holiday festivities will be funding for the publication comes from the The second exhibition highlights two col-
climaxed by the announcement of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, with the lections from the Norman Rockwell
Members’ Choice Award, going to the remainder from the National Endowment Museum: “Picturing Health” and “Norman
piece of art that museum members choose for the Arts and the EPMA Foundation. Rockwell: Behind the Lines.”
as the one they would like to see added to (Look for more information on the “These are less familiar Rockwell works,
the museum’s permanent collection. anniversary celebration as it becomes but I just love interesting exhibitions like
Additionally, the museum will present available.) this one,” Tomor confides.
“Charles Russell: Transportation in the Now that the gorgeous jewelry from “Picturing Health” showcases 12 original
West,” drawings that were in the inaugural “Bedazzled” has found its way back to the Rockwells commissioned by Pfizer Drug
exhibition of the museum in 1960. Walters Museum in Baltimore and the commenting on health care in a positive
With this kind of a beginning, 2011 event itself has been filed under way. Additionally, 30 original images by
should be an exciting year at the EPMA. In “Memories,” Tomor reports that he was post-1960 artists also relate to the market-
what was then a popular new genre depict-
fact, it’s truly amazing to realize that this more than pleased with the response to this ing and promotion of health in American
ing the simple beauty of the everyday lives
priceless institution has been a member of groundbreaking exhibition. culture. Basically, the exhibition is a com-
of soldiers, musicians and even the peas-
the El Paso art community since it official- “‘Bedazzled’ generated 4,000 plus paid mentary on how health care has evolved in
antry, and the growing prosperity of the
ly became the El Paso Museum of Art in admissions. I had hoped for a bit more, but the United States from the days of the
Dutch society as well as the impact of the
1960, the result of the gift of 57 works of the good news is that community members grandfather-like physician who made
Dutch War of Independence with Spain.
European art from the Samuel Kress made up the majority of these admission house calls to modern medicine’s increased
The exhibition also has a special signifi-
Collection. receipts, confirming that not only is the focus on new drugs and technology. This is
cance in that it was curated entirely by our
Honoring that milestone, the museum has public interested in exhibitions focusing on an interesting discussion that is especially
own museum, which brought together
scheduled an outstanding exhibition focus- crafts as fine art, but that they will most timely in that it helps viewers see what has
works from collections of Texas museums
ing on the golden age of Dutch and likely come back again.” happened in the health-care industry.
such as the Kimbell Museum of Art and
Flemish art in the 16th and 17th centuries. Proceeds from “Bedazzled” added “Norman Rockwell: Behind the Lines”
the Blanton Museum of Art, with the
Opening March 6 and running through approximately $35,000 to $40,000 to the features another 35 original paintings. This
majority of paintings coming from the col-
May 22, 2011, these works explore the museum’s exhibition funds, a sum that will exhibition also comes with all the sketch-
lection of Sarah Campbell Balaffer in
richness of 200 years of painting and cul- help cover two exhibits coming in ing materials Rockwell used to complete
ture in the Netherlands and the area now September. One is from the Aperture the work, mostly for the covers of the
Museum Director Michael Tomor relates,
known as Belgium. Combining a rich mix Foundation, the leading research institute Saturday Evening Post, and also deals with
“We are very excited about exhibiting
of portraiture, still-life and landscape for photography in this country, and will Rockwell’s use of photography as a
Dutch and Flemish art which we view as a
paintings by artists such as Frans Hals, Jan showcase photography from fine-art pho- sketching tool.
complement to the Southern European art
Steen, Anthony Van Dyck and Peter Paul tographer Paul Strand. His “Portfolio
in our Kress Collection.” Please see Page 52
Rubens, the exhibition also investigates 1940” contains the complete photographic

September 2010 El Paso Scene Page 51
Saturday, Aug. 14, marked the kickoff of
Gallery talk a new series of events at the Sasahara
Cont’d from Page 51 Gallery, also at 7100 Westwind, which
owner Linda Noack has christened
“Second Saturdays.” Noack has pro-
Arts and ends grammed a full slate of interesting shows
Brigitte von Ahn has long been known on the second Saturday of each month,
for her penchant for pushing the envelope stretching into 2011. Gallery hours will
when it comes to working in the medium extend from noon to 7 p.m., with a recep-
of encaustic, so it should be quite interest- tion to begin at 3 p.m. that Saturday.
ing to hear about the exciting new experi- Animal lovers will want to attend the
ences she and two of her students (Lori special Humane Society Benefit Exhibition
Wertz and Margarete Cronauer) will scheduled for Sept. 11. Linda has planned
encounter as they take part in a course of a variety of activities to benefit the ani-
instruction being offered at the Encaustic mals in the shelter, including a special
Academy in Weilheim/Teck, Germany grouping of paintings dedicated to pets
(near Stuttgart) Sept. 20–24. that will hang until Oct. 2, with part of the
Brigitte is especially enthusiastic about sales going to the society.
this opportunity because Academy In addition, Manny Guerra will paint
Director Monika Romer has designed a portraits of pets (from photos brought in
course of instruction that is “tailor made” by interested persons). The highest bid in a
for the type of encaustic painting that is silent auction will garner that person a
popular in the U.S. (Encaustic, also known commissioned portrait of their pet. Winner
as hot-wax painting, uses heated beeswax can choose between the work of artists
with colored pigments.) Stephanie Conroy, Manny Guerra and
“We are going to concentrate on color Linda Noack. Another commissioned pet
applications with instruction by artists portrait will be raffled with the winning
from Austria and other parts of Germany ticket to be drawn at 6 p.m. Each visitor to
who do specialized work, which will defi- the gallery may complete a raffle ticket.
nitely give us insights into how techniques On Oct. 9, visitors can look forward to a
differ in terms of European influences,” double-feature event. Gallery artists will
says von Ahn. offer work inspired by the fall season to
She relates that not only will they have complement a solo show of contemporary
the opportunity to master new skills, such paintings by A. Stein.
as working with the palette knife, but they Congratulations to Melinda Etzold,
will also have the opportunity to experi- whose first one-woman-show, “Vivid
ment with a giant hot plate — one large Expressions,” opens with a reception, 5:30
enough for six students at one time. to 8 p.m. Sept. 3, at the Sunland Gallery,
“Rather than heating the wax with an Sunland Park Mall. The exhibition title is a
iron, this unique tool gives artists the abili- perfect choice for an artist known for her
ty to place paper or canvas directly on the bright colors and passionate interpretations
hot surface, which in turn melts the wax, of landscapes, still lifes and animals,
allowing them to apply colors directly with employing a wide range of mediums,
the brush,” she explains. including pastel, acrylic and encaustic. As
Work inspired by this trip to Germany, an aside, Melinda also painted two of the
much of it abstract still life, will be dis- chile peppers that will be auctioned off for
played at an exhibition scheduled for Nov. the benefit of El Paso Hospice Sept. 10.
13 at von Ahn’s studio at 7100 Westwind. The Plein Air Painters of El Paso
The artist wants to encourage visitors to (which includes Bob Adams, Corrine
broaden their knowledge about tencaustics, Spinnler and Krystyna Robbins) will
one of the world’s oldest art forms. exhibit work in the two Rio Grande
She notes, “Archaeologists have found Theatre galleries during September. El
2,000-year-old portraits done in encaustic Pasoan Janet Jackson and Kathleen
on wood in Egyptian tombs. When people Squires of Las Cruces (former members of
died, they put these portraits on the heads The Five Painters, who were students of
of the mummies so others would know Earline Barnes) will also show their color-
what they looked like in life. Interestingly, ful, impressionistic paintings. This exhibi-
what’s old has become new again, so what tion will open with a reception on Friday,
we are really emphasizing using these new Sept. 3, as part of Las Cruces’ regular
techniques is that encaustic is just another “Downtown Ramble.”
medium in which to express your own free
spirit.” Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer
specializing in the visual arts.

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Page 52 September 2010
The Percolator — 217 N. Stanton (between
Texas and Mills). Information: 351-4377 or The Fiesta opens with a free reception for author, educator and poet Pat Mora, winner of
A Barbed Wire poetry reading by Roberto this year’s “Literary Legacy Award,” 5:30 p.m.
Santos is 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28 and Sept. Friday, Sept. 17.
25. mer months or on-line at to discuss “Dancing for Degas” by Kathryn “Literary Salon” events:
Poetry slam led by Ray Ramos is at 7 p.m. Wagner. The club meets the second • “Women Voices Rooted in El Chuco,” read-
Tuesday, Sept. 7 and 21. Wednesday of the month. Information: (575) ing performances by Christine Granados,
City of Night Book Club — Rio Grande
541-2322, (575) 541-2137 or museums.las- Claudia Guadalupe Martínez, Carolina
‘Chicano Movement’ tertulias — Border Adelante hosts the book club and social gather- Monsiváis and Beatriz Terrazas at 9:30 a.m.
Book Festival will host a series of monthly ter- ing for LGBT community and friends at 7 p.m.
• Conversation with Pat Mora and Jacquelyn
tulias (social gathering with literary or artistic the first Monday of the month. The meetings BPEP School for Authors — Book
Stroud Spier at 11 a.m.
overtones) looking at books and writers of El include a social, usually a dinner, as well as book Publishers of El Paso hosts “How to Write and
• “Community Stories from El Paso and
Movimiento Chicano beginning at 5 p.m. discussion. Information/location: 929-9282 or Publish” workshops 2:15 to 5:15 p.m.
Beyond, panel with Selfa Chew, Dr. Maceo
Sunday, Aug. 29, at Cultural Center of Mesilla, Saturdays at 912 Texas, Ste C. Registration
Crenshaw Dailey, Jr., Marcia Daudistel and Lex
2231 Calle de Parian in Mesilla, led by writer The Sept. 6 book is “Running With Scissors: deadline is one week prior to class. No work-
Williford at 12:30 p.m.
Denise Chavez. The “movimiento” refers to A Memoir” by Augusten Burroughs. Host is shops Sept. 4 or Sept. 18. Information/registra-
• Celebration: Presenting at 2 p.m. of EPCC
the youth movement in various social issues. Allen Phelps. tion: 472-7480.
“Community Spirit Award” to Cinco Puntos
Cost: $10. Information: (575) 523-3099 or bor- • Sept. 11 — Children’s Books
Barnes & Noble (East Side) — 9521 Press for 25 years of publishing. • Sept. 25 — Family Memories.
Viscount. Information: 590-1932.
The first night celebrates the life of journalist Adult classes for Composition and Excellence Authors Luncheon — The Friends of Thomas
• Eastside Sisters in Crime reading club meets
Rubén Salazar, who died 40 years ago on Aug. with English offered weekday evenings and Branigan Library host the 27th annual luncheon
at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month. The
29 during the Chicano Moratorium in Los Saturday mornings. at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at the NM Farm
Sept. 7 book is “Pious Deception” by Cecilia
Angeles to protest the Vietnam War. Reading and Ranch Museum, Las Cruces. The “Author
Martinez. Information/schedule: 629-7063. EPCC Literary Fiesta - El Paso Community
list available at the Cultural Center de Mesilla. of the Year” award will be presented to Jon
• Little One’s Storytime is 11 a.m. every Friday. College’s 2nd annual “Celebration of Books,
Hunner, NMSU history professor and author of
Barnes & Noble (West Side) — 705 Readers, and Writers” is Saturday, Sept. 18, at
Barnes & Noble (Las Cruces) — 700 S. “J. Robert Oppenheimer: The Cold War and
Sunland Park. Hours are 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. EPCC ASC Bldg. A, 9050 Viscount. The event
Telshor in Mesilla Valley Mall. Information: (575) the Atomic West.” Speaker is Constance Falk,
Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 10 features a Literary Mercado 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
522-4499. “Sustainable Agriculture — The Way Forward.”
p.m. Sunday. Information: 581-5353 or book sellers, food vendors, music, arts and
• Yarn Junkies Conversation Group meets at 10 Tickets are $25. RSVPz: or
• Monica Perales will sign copies of her history crafts, Children’s Corner, story telling and
a.m. Mondays. (575) 430-4515.
on Smeltertown at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4. more. Admission is free. Information: 831-
• Children’s storytimes are 10 a.m. Fridays.
• Author Roberto Avant-Mier will sign his book 2411.
“Rock The Nation” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. Dr. William Eamon book signing — The Please see Page 54
11. “National Geographic” author and Dean of
• Sasha Chacon will sign her book of poetry NMSU Honors Program will host a free public
“Insides She Swallowed” at 1 p.m. Saturday, signing noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, at
Sept. 18. NMSU’s Barnes & Noble in Corbett Center
Recurring events: Student Union, Las Cruces. Eamon will auto-
• Sisters in Crime mystery reading group meets graph his new National Geographic title, “The
at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13. Professor of Secrets: Mystery, Medicine, and
• Third Monday Book Group will meet at 10 Alchemy in Renaissance Italy.” Information:
a.m. Monday, Sept. 20, to discuss “Cutting for (575) 646-1427 or
Stone” by Abraham Verghese.
Rail Readers Book Club — The club
• En la Sombra de Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz
meets at 11 a.m. the second Wednesday of the
bilingual reading group meets at 1 p.m. Tuesday,
month at the Las Cruces Railroad Museum, 351
Sept. 21.
N. Mesilla in Las Cruces, to discuss a different
• The Eckankar new age book group meets at
railroad themed mystery. The Sept. 8 book is
2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28.
“When the Whistle Blows” by Fran Cannon
Children’s storytimes are 11 a.m. Saturdays.
Slayton. RSVP appreciated: (575) 647-4480.
The 2010 Summer Reading Program for kids
entering grades 1 through 6 runs through Reading Art Book Club — The book club
Sept. 7. Free reading club forms may be of the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main
picked up at Barnes & Noble during the sum- St., will meet at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8,
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Bookin’ Tumblewords Project — The writing
Cont’d from Page 53
BPEP Book Club — The club meets 11:30
workshops are 12:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Saturdays at Memorial Park Public Library,
3200 Copper. Workshops are free; donations
Rock art at Racking Up History
Hueco Tanks
for the presenter are encouraged. Now in its
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at Luby’s,
13th year, the group is open to all writers in a
by Bill Rakocy
3601 N. Mesa (back room). Featured this
non-critique, non-caustic forum. Newcomers
month are authors Annette Sanchez with her
of all ages welcome. Information: 328-5484 or
first book, poetry, “From Inside the

I Web: tum-
Whirlwind,” Maria Elena Gordon with her sec- n 1978, the El Paso Archaeological
ond book, poetry, “When Cultures Clash,” Society compiled an amazing book-
Cindy Holmes and Kira Gosnell with their sec- Children’s Storytime — Chamizal National let on our prehistoric treasures at
ond book, “A Compilation of Creepiness.” Both Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, will host free Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic
Gordon and Sanchez have written about the storytimes for pre-school and first-grade chil- Site. This valuable booklet gathered
many sides of life and put emphasis on our cur- dren 10 to 11:30 a.m. the third Thursday of together for all time details, photos and
rent Border problems. Writer Holmes and illus- each month hosted by “Ranger Dora.” The 45- copy telling of our amazing early
trator Gosness have done a Halloween book minute story session is followed by a 30-minute Southwestern Native Americans —
for adults. Open question and answer session activity period. Admission is free, but reserva- their art and insight into early Native
follows presentation. No charge for the Book tions strongly recommended: Dora Martinez, American lifestyle at the Pass.
Club, lunch available on one’s own. Sponsored 532-7273, ext. 128. Hueco Tanks State Park, located some
by Book Publishers of El Paso. Information: The Sept. 16 theme is Hispanic Heritage 35 miles east of El Paso, is one of the
472-7480. with readings of “Alejandro’s Gift,” “Growing most important archaeological sites in
Up with Tamales,” “My Mexico” and “Salsa this area of the Southwest. Its three
Holocaust Museum book club — The El irregular rock masses cover nearly one- In view of the fact that these primitives
Stories. Craft includes making Papel Picado had little to work with in terms of tools,
Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center’s half square mile and offer an oasis-like
(banners) and paper flowers. mechanics, paper, pen and ink, clay or
new book club meets at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. environment for man, animals and plants
29, to discuss “The Forger’s Spell: A True Story Literary Open Mic - Area poet and editor in a hostile desert. Its many natural hol- pigments — they did rather well by uti-
of Vermeer, Nazis and the Greatest Hoax of Wayne Crawford will host literary open-mic lows, or huecos, filled with rainwater lizing rock walls and great stones on
the Twentieth Century” by Edward Dolnick. which to express their emotion and
nights during the monthly Downtown Ramble have attracted man for several millennia.
Discussion leader is El Paso Museum of Art lifestyle vis-à-vis the hunt, the dance,
5:30 to 7 p.m. the first Friday of each month at The archaeological importance of
Director Michael Tomor, The public is wel- Hueco Tanks lies in its unique use by religious ritual relative to nature, dress
The Rio Grande Theatre in the Las Cruces
come, but RSVP (by Aug. 25) required as seat- prehistoric and historic man. Inventory and personal adornment, and colored
Downtown Mall. Everyone is invited.
ing is limited: 351-0048 ext. 24 or of private and museum collections shows decorations. All these activities became
Information: (575) 541-8073 or insight and expressions for their art. Art that most, if not all, of the cultures
known to have existed in West Texas, to them was a kind of religious belief, as
Lunchtime Stories in the Park — Local ‘Magic Carpet StoryTime’ — Doña Ana Southwestern New Mexico and northern they felt one’s art is and should be about
celebrities and other special guests share their Arts Council hosts free storytelling events Mexico within the last 10,000 years are these aspects of their being.
stories during a brown bag presentation noon 11:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays at the Branigan represented. Rock shelters within the Their religious beliefs, their wars, their
to 1 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 30, in San Cultural Center, 501 N. Main, in Las Cruces, park have yielded, in addition to artifacts loves, likes and thinking were expressed
Jacinto Plaza, Downtown. Admission is free. hosted by Dave Edwards. Information: (575) of later prehistoric peoples, well-pre- on a very basic and abstract level.
Information: Sandy Rodriguez, 544-5436. 541-2154 or served cordage, fabrics, food items, In their art, as a means of communica-
wood and stone artifacts attributed to the tion and expression, a strong use of line,
early Desert Culture lifeway. These per- texture and tone can be found. Their art,
ishable items more than double the infor- therefore, sprang from their primitive
mation that can be extracted from the minds and basic existence.
artifact record. The archaeological potential of Hueco
The area also contains numerous picto- Tanks is not always appreciated and
rial and graphic representations made by respected by all. Recent picnic fires in
its prehistoric and historic inhabitants. rock-shelter areas and spray-painted
When coupled with its other materials, graffiti are still major destructive forces
these pictographs provide one of the on the pictographs, and a number of pri-
most outstanding sources of research vate collectors are known to be active in
material in the Southwest. One can find the park. Each artifact destroyed or car-
the homes and campsites of prehistoric ried away represents a part of the unwrit-
man in situ with his perishable house- ten story of man that has been lost forev-
hold items and, in addition, find a pic- er. Hopefully, the protective sanctions of
ture of him rendered by one of his con- the Texas State Parks system and an
temporaries. awareness of the potential of this pre-
Art and symbolism were used to cious resource will bring this destruction
express their times, lifestyles, and man’s to an end, and preserve one of the most
relation to self and nature. They used important archaeological sites in El Paso
rock walls as paper, pigment born of ani- and the Western United States. We need
mal fat as paint, and burned charcoal your help to keep these art treasures
sticks as pen. Their art was purely an available for future generations.
expression of their lifestyle and being …
rather than doing art as artists are prone Bill Rakocy is an El Paso artist and
to do today. historian. Information: 584-9716.

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‘The Fantasticks’ — El Paso Community National Memorial. The celebration features
College’s Performers Studio presents and singers, dancers, choral groups and actors.
encore performance of the longest running Admission: $12. Information, advance ticket
show in the world at 7:30 p.m. Thursday locations: 772-3905, 329-7774.
through Saturday, Sept. 2-4, at the EPCC
‘The Comedy of Errors’ – American
Transmountain Campus Forum Theater (take
Southwest Theatre Company opens its 2010-
Diana exit off Patriot Freeway). Directed by
2011 season with William Shakespeare’s come-
Keith Townsend. Tickets: $10 ($5
dy Sept. 23-Oct. 10 at the Hershel Zohn
students/seniors/military). Information: 637-
Theatre. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and
4029, 831-3272 or
Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10-$15.
Two fathers build a wall between their homes
Information: 1-800-525-ASTC (2782).
hoping their children will fall in love because
children always do as their parents forbid.. ‘Lone Star’ and ‘Laundry and
Bourbon’ — No Strings Theatre Company
Cloudcroft melodramas — Cloudcroft presents a pair of one-act comedies by James
Light Opera Company’s melodrama season fea-
McLure Sept. 24-Oct. 10, at Black Box
tures “Poultry in Motion” Sept. 3-5 and Sept.
Theatre, 420 N. Downtown Mall, Las Cruces.
17-18 at the Open Air Pavilion at Zenith Park
Directed by Dale Pawley. Performances are 8
on Burro Ave. Admission is free, but seating is
p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sunday,
limited. Information/times: (575) 682-2733 or
Oct. 3 and 10, and 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7.
Tickets: $7-$10. Information: (575) 523-1223.
‘Crimes of the Heart’ - Beth Henley’s Web:
tragic Southern comedy is Sept. 3-25 at El “Lone Star” takes place behind a rundown bar
Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Directed by featuring two rambunctious Texas brothers.
Ted Karber. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and “Laundry and Bourbon” shifts the scene to the
Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Ticket informa- front porch of couple Roy and Elizabeth’s home
tion: 532-1317, on a hot summer afternoon.
See “Stage Talk” next page.
‘Rabbit Hole’ - El Paso Community
‘A Man Having A Baby’ — The premiere College’s Performers Studio opens is regular
of the new romantic comedy by El Paso play- season the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize win-
wright Martin R. Cardenas is 7 p.m. Saturday ning play by David Linsay-Abaire 7:30 p.m.
and Sunday, Aug. 28-29, and Sept. 4-5, at the Sept. 24-25 and Oct. 1-2, at the EPCC
Scottish Rite Theater, 301 W. Missouri. The Transmountain Campus Forum. Directed by
play is about “the world’s biggest bachelor” Keith Townsend and featuring Elizabeth Gaidry.
dealing with the reality of becoming a parent. Tickets: $10 ($5 students/seniors/military).
Ages 13 and older recommended. Tickets: Information: 637-4029, 831-5056 or
$12.50; available on An accident turns the Corbetts’ world upside
down and leaves the couple drifting apart.
‘Cinderella’ — Sun City Youth Opera per-
forms the romantic fairy tale Sept. 10-12 and ‘Wit’ — UTEP Theatre and Dance presents
Sept. 17-19 at the Scottish Rite Temple, 301 Margaret Edson's semi-autobiographical work
W. Missouri. Directed by Kira Leigh Lafoe. Oct. 1-10, at UTEP’s Wise Family Theatre,
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 2nd floor of Fox Fine Arts Center. Directed by
7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The Carlos Saldana. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday
opera features the talents of area youth ages 10 and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, plus 7 p.m.
to 18. Tickets: $10. Information: 449-4069. Oct. 10. Tickets: $9-$12. Information: 747-
Reservations: 274-8797. 5118 or
Vivian is an English professor with ovarian
‘Shakespeare on the Rocks’ Theater cancer. The play details both her external treat-
Festival — The 2010 theater festival is Sept. ment and internal transformation.
10-25 at the Ysleta ISD Fine Arts
Amphitheater, 8455 Alameda. Performances ‘Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play’
are 8 p.m. preceded by a musical interlude and — Las Cruces Community Theatre presents an
pre-show talk at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $6-$10. evening of “radio” adaptations of Alfred
Information: 434-9715 or shakespeareonthe- Hitchcock classics Oct. 1-17. Directed by Les Boyse. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
“Othello” is Friday, Sept. 10, Saturday, Sept. and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 ($9
18 and Sunday, Sept. 26. seniors/students/military; $8 groups of 10 or
“Twelfth Night” is Saturday, Sept. 11, Sunday, more; $7 children 5 and younger). Information:
Sept. 19, and Friday, Sept. 24. (575) 523-1200 or
“Romeo and Juliet” is Sunday, Sept. 12, Hitchcock’s early films “The Lodger,”
Friday, Sept. 17, and Saturday, Sept. 25. “Sabotage” and “The 39 Steps” come to life in
A Renaissance Fair is 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, the style of a 1940s radio broadcast.
through Sunday, Sept. 24-26, in the Fine Arts
‘The Wise Men of Chelm’ — Kids-N-Co.,
1301 Texas, opens its season with the stage
Kids-N-Co. classes — Fall semester theatre adaptation of Jewish Folk Tales by Sandra
classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced Fenichel Asher Oct. 2-24. Directed by
students are Sept. 11-Nov. 13, 1305 Texas. Francesca Moore. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.
Showchoir Singing classes for ages 7-18 are Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays.
Sept. 13-Nov. 28. Information: 351-1455 or Ticket information: 351-1455 or
Death Before Dessert — El Paso
¡Viva México! — The 17th annual celebra- Playhouse’s comedy group performs mysteries
tion of Mexican Independence Day directed by the last Saturday of the month at Il Posto
Malena Cano is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and Italiano Ristorante, 7128 N. Mesa. Reservations
4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17-19, at the Chamizal required: 585-2221.

September 2010 El Paso Scene Page 55
ed Karber returns to directing
after a five-year hiatus with the
Beth Henley dramedy “Crimes of
the Heart” Sept. 3–25 at El Paso
“After five years, I felt it was time to
try my hand at being a director again,”
Karber said. “My beloved friends (and
longtime playhouse supporters) Mike
and Carol Bernstein encouraged me
to submit a play title to the playhouse
for consideration. So I submitted
“Crimes of the Heart” to the play-selec-

Get Scene tion committee at the playhouse and
was accepted for their current season.”
The play has a long history as a win- • Barnette Lloyd (Babe’s lawyer) —

around town!
The Scene comes out the last week of the month.
ner. A friend of Henley’s submitted it to
the Great American Play Contest at the
Manuel Monreal: “A growing actor.  It
is fun to watch Manny learn as he pre-
pares for his role.”
Actors Theatre of Louisville, and it was
Pick up your copy at these and other locations.
named co-winner and performed in • Doc Porter (Meg’s old flame) —
Or subscribe by mail! See Page 62 for order form.
February 1979 at the company’s annual Matthew Minnich: “This guy is really
Humana Festival of New American wonderful. He has taken a relatively
Plays. It won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for small part and elevated it to a true sup-
1500 Airway 890 N Resler Dr 1331 George Dieter porting role.”
7144 Gateway East Drama and the 1982 Tony Award for the
5900 N Mesa St best play on Broadway. The Bernsteins also support him as
4757 Hondo Pass 8050 N Mesa BARNES & NOBLE assistant directors.
2929 N. Mesa 2800 N. Mesa 705 Sunland Park Dr. Karber also brings a long list of suc-
cess to his effort. With both bachelor’s Karber relishes turning his talents back
5863 N. Mesa 200 N Mesa 9521 Viscount to directing.
7801 N. Mesa 2879 Montana and master’s degrees in theater from
UTEP, Karber founded his own theater, “As with any production, learning to
2275 Trawood 5401 Montana EASTSIDE CAFE work with a new group of actors is
1331 N. Zaragoza 1100 Geronimo 11251 Rojas Aardvark Theatre (housed where KIDS-
8401 Gateway West N-CO. is now), which provided the always a challenge,” Karber said, “and,
In Las Cruces:
1205 El Paseo
5150 Fairbanks VISTA MARKET community with outstanding modern similarly, allowing the actors to go
9428 Dyer 2231 Zaragosa and classic theater from 1997 to 2005. through their process as they learn to
455 S. Telshor work with me. It is all a big, complicat-
10780 Kenworthy
CARNITAS He now owns and teaches acting at
SUN HARVEST 1210 Wedgewood ed give-and-take. It is exciting and
EPStageBusiness. He also is a recog-
6100 N. Mesa
3355 N Yarbrough QUERETARO somewhat scary at times.”
1831 N. Lee Trevino nized playwright. His shows were semi-
4001 N Mesa
finalists at the Eugene O’Neill Theater ***
DUNKIN’ DONUTS 2950 George Dieter
1451 N Zaragoza Another Pulitzer Prize–winning play
700 Zaragosa 11685 Montwood Center National Playwrights Conference
9114 Dyer 12390 Edgemere 6516 N Mesa in 1993 and 2007. will be on the boards at El Paso
1607 N Zaragoza That experience is applied to the com- Community College. The EPCC Theatre
FURR’S FAMILY YSLETA ISD Ensemble will open their main stage
800 N. Zaragosa plexity of the story.
9600 Sims season beginning Sept. 24 at the
BUFFET 100 N. Americas “I’ve always liked ‘Crimes of the
Gateway West at 8045 N. Loop EL PASO Heart’ and have always felt it is a Transmountain Forum with the 2006
Zaragoza deceptively powerful script,” Karber Tony Award– and 2007 Pulitzer
AVILA’S INTERNATIONAL Prize–winning play “Rabbit Hole” by
119 N. Balboa said. “The script functions as a comedy
6232 N. Mesa AIRPORT but underneath the frivolity of the play David Lindsay-Abaire.
EP FITNESS UTEP LIBRARY Professor Keith Townsend directs the
145 Paragon ARDOVINO’S there is this incredibly tender and seri-
story, which features the return to the
11330 James Watt PIZZA EPCC CAMPUSES ous story of three sisters who are able to
865 N. Resler at Redd reestablish their relationship with one stage of El Paso theater legend
12145 Montwood YMCA’s
206 Cincinnati another. It is a very Chekhovian script, Elizabeth Gaidry as Nat, the mother of
981 N. Resler
1224 Wedgewood EP CONV. CENTER using comedy to teach us a basically one of the main characters.
THE “Gaidry has theater-production credits
EP CITY HALL tragic lesson.” 
DOMINO’S PIZZA MARKETPLACE too numerous to list, but has worked at
ALL EL PASO 5034 Doniphan EL PASO LIBRARY “Crimes” tells the story of the three
Magrath sisters, Meg, Babe and Lenny, one time or another with almost every
LOCATIONS TX TOURISM local theater company, past and present,
MANDO’S who reunite at Old Granddaddy’s home
RIVIERA 5420 Doniphan CENTER in Hazlehurst, Miss., after Babe shoots as well as the school districts and the
RESTAURANT CTY COURTHOUSE her abusive husband. The stories of college and UTEP,” Townsend said.
5218 Doniphan
THE BAGEL SHOP Veronica Sontoyo plays Nat’s daugh-
3400 N. Mesa THE BOOKERY their dysfunctional family surface in
both amusing and tragic ways as they ter, Becca Corbett, and Joel Anguiano is
815 N. Resler EL PASO ZOO
HELLO PIZZA 10060 Rushing deal with Babe’s problems. Howie Corbett. Sontoyo is a Colombia
River Run Plaza
Karber said that he was excited about University graduate who acted profes-
CASA JURADO In Las Cruces sionally in Mexico City with Teatro de
4772 Doniphan Arena and K-OZ Producciones, while
Sunland Park Dr Mesilla Book Center • Lenny, eldest of the three Magrath sis-
ters, is played by Emily Piperato: “She Anguiano is a performance-studies stu-
WING STOP dent at EPCC who recently won nation-
1757 George Dieter In Juárez is quite enchanting to work with. She
2900 N. Mesa Museo INBA • Museo has great instincts on the stage.” al honors at the 2010 Phi Rho Pi
GRILL 9530 Viscount Chamizal • Bazar • Meg Magrath — Sylvia Prieto: “One National Intercollegiate Forensic
7597 N. Mesa 865 Resler Comunitario • Impulsa • Competition.
9008 Dyer, 8825 N. Loop of my former EPStageBusiness stu-
9530 Viscount at I-10 Educacion en Valores •
dents. It is fun to watch her grow as an EPCC Performer’s Studio will be
ICHICULT • Centro doing an encore performance run Sept.
ANDRE’S PIZZA JJ’S Cultural de la Ciudad • actress.”
2–4 at the Transmountain Forum of
7000 Westwind 5320 Doniphan Academia Municipal • • Babe Magrath — Alexandra Welch
Quarm: “… who has the most exquisite their summer repertory production of
SUNSET LEO’S CEMA • Arte en el Parque
“The Fantasticks” to help fund EPCC
7520 Remcon • Biblioteca Arturo complexion I have ever seen and HUGE
BREWERY Tolentino • Centro energy on stage.” scholarships.
4176 N. Mesa VALENTINE BAKERY Cultural Paso del Norte • • Chick Boyle (their cousin) — Megan
11930 Picasso Libreria Universitaria • Carol Viescas is a veteran of
HAL MARCUS Gotham: “… who has proved to be
Centro de Convenciones community theater and teaches
GALLERY ALL THAT MUSIC Cibeles • Total Fitness • riotously funny in rehearsal.”
journalism at Bel Air High School.
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Movies in the Canyon — Free movies will Pax Christi Film Series — The series
be shown Friday and Saturday nights at the presents “Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low
McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater. Showtimes Price,” 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at Diocesan
are 7:15 and 9:30 p.m. and later showings are Migrant and Refugee Services’ Mother Teresa
Fridays and Saturdays. Movies range from G to Center, 2400 E. Yandell (between Piedras and
PG-13-rated features. Concessions available Cotton). Hosted by Pax Christi El Paso and the
(no food or beverages may be brought in). Peace & Justice Ministry of the Catholic
Information: 534-0665 or Diocese of El Paso. Admission is free, dona- tions welcome. Information: 497-0384.
• Aug. 27 — “Nacho Libre” and “School of
Queer Cinema — Frontera Pride Film
Festival and Rio Grande Adelante will host the
• Aug. 28 — “Hook” and “The Goonies”
film series 7 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth
• Sept. 3 — “Raiders of The Lost Ark” and
Tuesday of the month at Fellini Film Cafe, 220
“Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.”
Cincinnati. Viewing is free with $7 purchase.
• Sept. 4 — “Madagascar 2” and “Journey To
Information: 929-9282 or
the Center of the Earth 3-D”
• Sept. 10 — “Field of Dreams” and “The Fountain Theatre — 2469 Calle de
Blind Side” Guadalupe, 1/2 block south of the plaza in
• Sept. 11 — “Little Big League” and “The Mesilla. The historic theater, operated by the
Express” Mesilla Valley Film Society, features films at
• Sept. 17 — “March of the Penguins” and 7:30 p.m. nightly, plus 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
“Dirty Dancing” Foreign language films include subtitles.
• Sept. 18 - “Happy Feet” and “Footloose” Admission: $7 ($6 seniors and students with
• Sept. 24 — “Shrek” and “The Great ID; all seats for matinees; $5 society members
Outdoors” and children); $5 on Wednesday. Information,
• Sept. 25 — “Shrek 2” and “Pee Wee’s Big schedule: (575) 524-8287 or
• Aug. 27-Sept 2 — “The Wind Journeys.”
‘Including Samuel’ — Arc of Texas and
The film tells the story of an aging accordion
Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities
player and a young musician accompanying him
will host a free screening of the documentary
on his trek north. Rating equivalent to PG-13.
by photojournalist Dan Habib 2 to 4 p.m.
• Sept. 3-9 — “Solitary Man.” Michael
Saturday, Aug. 28, in the LifeGate Church
Douglas plays a tormented New York car deal-
gymnasium, 10555 Edgemere. The film docu-
er. He deals with aging, a job scandal and a
ments Habib’s family and their special needs
heart problem by seducing women, the
son in the social and educational inclusion of
younger the better. His own daughter has given
special needs kids. It also features four other
up on him, as has his ex-wife (Susan Sarandon).
families. Information: Sandie Olivar, 779-4770
Yet when he hits bottom, working the counter
at the diner of a friend (Danny DeVito), he
Holocaust Museum Cinema Sundays can’t quit lying to himself. Rated R.
— El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study • Sept. 10-16 — “Spoken Word.” Made in
Center, 715 Oregon, hosts free showings of New Mexico. A San Francisco spoken word
Holocaust, genocide and racism-related films artist returns to New Mexico to be with his
the last Sunday of the month. Age 18 and dying father, only to find he loses his “voice” as
younger not permitted without parent or he is sucked back in to the dysfunctional life of
guardian. Admission is free. Information: 351- drugs and violence he left behind.
0048, ext. 24 or maribel@elpasoholocaustmu- • Sept. 17-23 – “The Girl Who Played With Web: Fire.” Lisbeth Salander, the punked, pierced,
The 1997 documentary “The Long Way dragon-tattooed heroine of Stieg Larsson’s tril-
Home” will be shown at 2 p.m. Aug. 29. The ogy, is back in an ever more treacherous game
Oscar-winning documentary examines the with villains more depraved, mysteries much
post-World War II period from 1945 to 1948 murkier and family ties more dark. Rated R.
and the plight of tens of thousands of refugees • Sept. 24-30 — “Agora.” Hypatia of
who survived the Nazi Holocaust but whom Alexandria (Rachel Weisz) is a famous female
most of the world left to fend for themselves. philosophy professor and atheist in Roman
Egypt. One of her slaves turns to the rising tide
‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ — The Guillermo del of Christianity in the hopes of pursuing free-
Toro fantasy is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, as
dom, but also falls in love with his master.
part of the Hot Topic film series at Chamizal
The society presents “Made-In-New-Mexico
National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial.
Westerns Part 2” at noon Monday, Sept. 6,
Admission is free. Information: 532-7273.
featuring clips from 22 Westerns that were
‘A Day at the Movies’ — The Jewish shot at least in part in New Mexico (including
Federation of El Paso and the Inter-American two in Las Cruces) between 1930 and 2004.
Jewish Studies Program present recent Jewish Film clips include scenes from “Sea of Grass,”
films 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, at “Billy the Kid” (1930), “The Outlaw,” “When
the Rubin Center on the UTEP campus. Cost is the Legends Die,” “Cave of Outlaws” and
$20 ($14 members, UTEP students) for all day, “Hang ‘em High.” Admission: $3 ($2 MVFS
or $12 ($8 members, students) for one feature members).
plus shorts. Advance discount available.
CinéMatinee Film Series — Films with
Reservations recommended: 584-4437 or jew-
western, rural or New Mexico themes (as well
as other special selections) are shown at 1:30
• 10:30 a.m. “Divan” (all ages)
p.m. Saturdays at the Fountain Theatre, 2469
• 12:15 p.m. — “180 Degrees of Jerusalem”
Calle de Guadalupe, 1/2 block south of the
(teens and older)
plaza in Mesilla. Admission: $4 ($1 for Mesilla
• 1 p.m. — “Nora’s Will” (preteens and older)
Please see Page 58
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Cultural Center, this documentary provides an • Devil (Universal) — Chris Messina, Caroline
Film Scene intimate, detailed portrait of one of Mexico’s Dhavernas, Bokeem Woodbine. Directed by
Cont’d from Page 57 most famous women artists. The film is narrat- Drew Dowdle and John Erick Dowdle. Written
ed by actress Rita Moreno, while singer Lila and produced by M. Night Shyamalan.
Valley Film Society members), unless otherwise
Downs provides the voice of Kahlo. The • Easy A (Screen Gems) — Emma Stone, Penn
listed. Information: (575) 524-8287 (leave mes-
screening includes a meet-and-greet for the Badgley, Amanda Bynes. Directed by Will
sage) or
winner of the BCC’s Frida lookalike contest. Gluck.
• Sept. 4 — “The Red Machine.” The special
• Jack Goes Boating (Overture) — Philip
New Mexico screening features appearances by New Mexico Museum of Space Seymour Hoffmann, Amy Ryan, John Ortiz.
the film’s co-directors, co-producers and co- History — Alamogordo, N.M. The museum’s Directed by Hoffmann (debut).
screenwriters, Stephanie Argy and Alec Boehm. Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater presents:
• Never Let Me Go (Fox Searchlight) — Keira
At the height of the Great Depression, hot- • “Hubble” (11 a.m., noon and 2, 4 and 5
Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield.
headed Eddie Doyle, an ace safecracker, is fac- p.m.). Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, audi-
Directed by Mark Romanek.
ing prison. Enter a cool-as-ice Navy man with a ences will blast off alongside the Atlantis STS-
• The Town (Warner Bros.) — Ben Affleck,
problem only Eddie can solve. This event also 125 crew, witness some of the most challenging
Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm. Directed by Affleck.
features a special encore screening of the short spacewalks ever performed, and experience
film, “Gandhi at the Bat.” Tickets (in advance): firsthand Hubble’s awe-inspiring imagery. Sept. 24:
$7 ($6 MVFS members). • “9 Planets and Counting” (1 and 3 p.m.). • Buried (Lionsgate) — Ryan Reynolds,
• Sept. 11 — “Lonely are the Brave” (1962). Learn amazing facts about planets, moons and Samantha Mathis, Stephen Tobolowsky.
Made in New Mexico. Kirk Douglas is an out- stars in the solar system. Featured with plane- Directed by Rodrigo Cortes.
of-place cowboy in the modern west. He rides tarium show. • It’s Kind of a Funny Story (Focus) — Keir
his horse into Albuquerque to visit friends Mike Tickets: $6 ($5.50 for seniors and military; Gilchrist, Emma Roberts, Zach Galifianakis.
Kane and Gena Rowlands. Rowlands’ husband $4.50 ages 4-12). Ages 3 and under free for all Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.
has been jailed for helping Mexicans enter the shows. Planetarium show is $3.50. Information: • Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of
U.S. illegally. Douglas gets himself into jail to (877) 333-6589 or (575) 437-2840 or nmspace- Ga’Hoole (Warner Bros.) CG Animation.
help Kane, but Kane refuses so Douglas breaks Featuring the voices of Hugo Weaving, Helen
out himself and heads for the hills. Mirren, Geoffrey Rush. Directed by Zack
• Sept 18 — New Mexico Filmmakers
Jay’s Film Forecast — Film historian Jay Synder.
Duncan prepared this list of top monthly
Showcase, the annual screening of the films that • Waiting for ‘Superman’ (Paramount Vantage)
“Coming Attractions” for movie fans, listed by
won the NM Filmmaker’s Showcase earlier this — Documentary on the state of public educa-
studio and release date. Release dates are sub-
year from State of New Mexico Film Office. tion in America, featuring actual families and
ject to change.
Showcase runs about three hours. Movies archival footage of George (TV’s “Superman”)
include “Freeing Joshua” by Freedom A. Sept. 3: Reeves. Directed by Davis Guggenheim.
Hopkins (Albuquerque); “Red Mesa” by Ilana • The American (Focus) — George Clooney, • Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (20th
Lapid (Las Cruces); “Dissident” by Jeremy Orr Thekla Reuten, Violante Placido. Directed by Century-Fox) — Shia LaBeouf, Carey Mulligan,
(Farmington); “Genetic Chile” by Chris Dudley Anton Corbijn. Michael Douglas; Directed by Oliver Stone.
(Albuquerque) and “Delivery Date” by Matt • Machete (20th Century-Fox) — Danny Trejo, (Postponed from April 23; followup to Stone’s
Page (Santa Fe). Lapid and Dudley will be pres- Michelle Rodriguez, Robert De Niro. Directed 1987 Wall Street).
ent at the screening. Admission is free. by Ethan Maniquis and Robert Rodriguez. • You Again (Touchstone) — Kristen Bell,
• Sept 25 — “Life and Times of Frida Kahlo.” Jaimie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver. Directed
Presented in conjunction with the Branigan Sept. 10: by Andy Fickman.
• Resident Evil: Afterlife (Screen Gems) in 3D
— Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller. DVD Releases
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. (4th film in
Sept. 7:
El Paso Scene series)
• The Virginity Hit (Columbia) — Matt
Bennett, Nocole Weaver, Jacob Davich.
• Solitary Man / R
• MacGruber / R
Directed by Huck Botko and Andrew Gurland. Sept. 14:
USER’S GUIDE Sept. 17:
• Alpha and Omega (Lionsgate) — CG
• Just Wright / PG-13
• Prince of Persia: Sands of Time / PG-13
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Local: Los Lonely Boys, Whole
Enchilada Festival, Las Cruces
It is again time for the annual Whole
Enchilada Festival. Every September, Las
Cruces promises to keep our bellies full and
our ears buzzing. The first is achieved with
their monstrous world-record enchilada, plus
plenty of food vendors of all kinds. The sec-
ond is just as delicious, but it heats the soul
and tingles in a completely different way.
The headlining entertainment will be Los
Lonely Boys. This Texas-born trio’s most
recent release, the EP “1969,” was a very sat-
isfying half-order of tunes. They paid hom-
age to their favorite morsels from that year,
putting their unique spin on classics by the The Rolling Stones, “Stones in
Beatles, the Doors, Buddy Holly and Tony
Joe White. When it came to one of their Exile,” Eagle Rock
heroes, Santana, it was closer to an actual Entertainment
flashback in time. Their combination of rock, I know you’re thinking “Enough with the
Tex-Mex, country, R&B, blues and Latin Stones already … you covered this last
music has made them a standout in an month.” Actually, I gave you a month off,
extremely crowded worldwide music scene. and that was about the “Exile” album itself;
Make sure not to miss this show, and help this is “Stones in Exile,” a video that delves
the boys not feel so lonely. deeper into the lore and legend of the “Exile
on Main Street” sessions themselves. This is
National: Ozzy Osbourne, a documentary that covers the band unlike
“Scream,” Epic Records any other previous entry on the subject. It
combines terrific archival movie footage
Prince of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne returns with copious amounts of stills. The theme is
with his tenth solo studio disc, and in classic all about the glorious 1972 double-disc set
Ozzy tradition he has turned over another and how they came together in fleeing from
stone and found himself a new guitarist. It their mother England and its harsh tax struc-
seems that ever since he lost his guitar virtu- ture. The general consensus was that the
oso, Randy Rhodes, in a plane crash, he has most conducive way to make a record does
never been able to keep a lead guitarist in his not include drug abuse, the constant flow of
stable. “Scream” offers up the debut of the riff raff and simple homesickness, not to
fifth axeman (counting “Speak of the mention the poor excuse for a studio. The tri-
Devil’s” Brad Gillis) in Gus G. from Greece, als and tribulations of recording in what was
coming in at half Ozzy’s age. He’s lit a fire Keith Richards’ mansion is the real meat, and
under the former lead vocalist of Black even casual fans will be awestruck by the
Sabbath, creating some of the heaviest music process. There are also interviews with Jack
since Ozzy left the hostile and bitter band out White, Sheryl Crow,, Caleb
of Birmingham, England, more than three Followill of Kings of Leon and director
decades ago. There are a couple of song titles Martin Scorcese, who chose the Stones as
that come directly from the Ozzy Osbourne the subject of a concert film. The DVD of
book of live banter. The first being the single course has a few bonus features, with extend-
“Let Me Hear You Scream,” a mantra that is ed interviews, etc., but not to be missed is a
heard throughout all his concerts, and “I very amusing return back to the studio with
Love You All,” a sentiment always uttered at an extremely confused Charlie Watts and
shows, is a one-minute ballad on the disc. Mick Jagger. You’ve heard the masterpiece
Ozzy Osbourne has been rocking us out for — now witness how it was created.
more than 40 years now, and I think it’s time
we move this Prince of Darkness up the
royal ladder and start calling him the King. Collectibles: Sand Rubies,
“Best of the Sidewinders &
Alejandro Escovedo, “Street Sand Rubies 85-10,” San
Songs of Love,” Fantasy Jacinto
His name alone should start some bells ring- It has been about three years since the album
ing due to his lineage of musical talent, but “Mas Cuacha” marked the return of the Sand
his most famous relation simply chose a let- Rubies, bridging a decade-long gap from
ter to represent her last name. His niece their previous outing. They also had taken
Sheila E. achieved the most notoriety, as five years off, from 1993 to 1998. The guys
Prince’s drummer, but in terms of longevity, seem to work best with extended absences;
it’s no contest. Alejandro has been chugging the outcome has always been consistently
away since the mid-’70s with the Nuns, and brilliant, so we will always wait patiently.
then Rank and File, and after that with True This 25th anniversary five-CD collection
Believers. It has been close to two decades puts it all here in one place, with the best of
since he decided to make it out on his own, all incarnations of the band and their studio
with the exception of his brilliant 1997 work, a platter of primarily obscure tracks,
garage-rock band, Buick Mackane. His lat- and a double live show from Germany. The
est, “Street Songs of Love,” finds him dis- rarities are worth the price of admission
secting some sounds of his past, with a alone, with a slew of cover versions, acoustic
down-tempo number, a stripped-away ballad, tracks and unreleased material. The cake gets
some ruckus hell-raising and some fantastic a double layer of icing with the 1999 per-
Americana. He has invited a few friends formance featuring El Paso’s very own New
back from 2008’s “Real Animal.” Roots-rock Texican Ken Andre on bass during their
guitarist Chuck Prophet co-wrote more than “Return of the Living Dead” tour. The band
half the album. Tony Visconti, best known is hitting on all cylinders and Rich’s guitar
for his work with David Bowie and T. Rex, playing is simply on fire. The compilation is
returned as producer, and Mott the Hoople housed in a double-thick DVD-style pack-
frontman Ian Hunter joined him on “Down in age, with the memorable “Witchdoctor” art
the Bowery.” Even The Boss, Bruce emblazed on the cover. The Sand Rubies
Springsteen, lent his vocal talents on the 1985–2010 are better than a treasure chest
barn-burner “Faith.” It is no wonder why filled with all the rubies in the world.
Alejandro found the street of love — with Brian Chozick is owner of Tumblin’
friends like these, who could go wrong? Dice Music. Drop him a line at

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Oct. 1-3 events are listed elsewhere in
this issue.See Performing Arts Guide
for more October events.
UTEP Volleyball — All home games are at
Memorial Gym. Tickets: $7 ($3 children).
Information: 747-6150 or
• Noon Sunday, Oct. 3 — Houston
• Oct. 8-9 — Marshall. Game time is 6 p.m.
Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday.
• 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22 — Memphis
• 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24 — UAB
Benise — The Nuevo Flamenco stars per-
form at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at The Plaza
Theatre. Tickets: $28-$48, plus service charge.
Tickets available through Ticketmaster.
Bombay Bollywood— The showcase of
Middle Eastern dance in the “Art of Bellydance”
tour is Wednesday, Oct. 6, at the UTEP’s
Magoffin Auditorium (Ticketmaster).
10, throughout Downtown El Paso. The event
Disney on Ice ‘Let’s Celebrate’ —
includes various art projects, art vendors,
Mickey and Minnie and friends host their colos-
music, performance art, kid’s zone, food and
sal party in Disney on Ice’s latest show Oct. 6-
refreshments and a Pecha Kucha (local creative
10, at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100
individuals sharing work and ideas).
Paisano. Performances are 7:30 p.m.
Information: 541-4257 or
Wednesday through Friday and noon, 3:30 and
7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Thursday’s per- Transmountain Challenge — GECU pres-
formance in Spanish. Tickets: $15-$42- ents the 34th annual race Sunday, Oct. 10. The
(Ticketmaster). race across Texas’ highest highway is a 20K and
5K competitive and non-competitive run or
Fiesta of the Nations — Open Arms
walk, for individuals or relay teams. Bicyclists
Community of El Paso presents its 6th annual
are also invited to participate. Information:
weekend of ethnic variety, with traditional
274-5222 or
foods, crafts, folk music and dance, family
games and fun Oct. 8-10, at 8240 North Loop. Price’s Give ‘Em Five Punt, Pass and
Hours are 5 p.m. to midnight Friday and Kick — The annual sectional competition
Saturday and 3 to 10 p.m. Sunday. Information: hosted by the El Paso Sun Bowl Association is
595-0589 or 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Sun Bowl
Stadium. Boys and girls ages 8-15 years will
‘No Sex Please, We’re British’ — The
compete separately in punting, passing, and
wild British farce by Alistair Foot and Anthony
place kicking skills. Information: 534-0254.
Marriot is Oct. 8-30 at El Paso Playhouse,
2501 Montana. Directed by Mario Rodriguez. Shakira — The international superstar per-
Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 forms at 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct.
p.m. Sunday. Ticket information: 532-1317, 12-13, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $152.50, $102.50, $72.50, $42.50 and $9.50
Chupacabras — The 14th annual 100K
mountain bike race in Juarez is 8 a.m. Saturday, Biz Tech 2010 — The El Paso Hispanic
Oct. 9, at Club Veteranos de Futbol (near Chamber of Commerce presents the 12th
Estadio Benito Juarez). Information: chu- annual business technology show Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the El Paso Convention and
Performing Arts Center. Admission is free.
Dog Lovers Fair — The Humane Society of
Information: 566-4066. Web:
El Paso’s 4th annual benefit fair and Dog
Adoption Extravaganza is Saturday, Oct. 9, at ‘Power of the Purse’ Party — The
El Paso Saddleblanket Co. parking lot, 6926 Women’s Fund POP 2010 fundraiser and shop-
Gateway East. Admission is free. Information: ping celebration, “The Thrill of the PURSEuit,”
532-6971, ext. 15. is Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Union Depot,
downtown. The event includes a handbag mer-
‘Gotta Swing!’ — Shundo Dance Studio
cado with designer handbags, some donated by
presents the stage show highlighting the pas-
celebrities. Information: 532-4673 or wom-
sion and fire of the tango at 7 p.m. Saturday
and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9-10, at Chamizal
National Memorial. Admission: $10 and $15. Momentum Dance Company — The
Information: 532-2043 or company performs at 7 p.m. Thursday and
Friday, Oct. 14-15, at Chamizal National
Fall Antiques, Collectibles, Arts &
Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission: $8.
Western Memorabilia Show & Sale —
Information: 532-7273.
The fall show and sale is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct 9- Concordia Cemetery Walk Through
10, at El Maida Shrine Auditorium, 6331 History — The annual “living” history tour is
Alabama. Proceeds benefit the Shriners’ organi- 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at
zation. Admission: $3; ages 6 and younger free. Concordia Cemetery, 3700 E. Yandell
Information: 851-0687 or (between Boone and Stevens). Proceeds bene-
fit the ongoing preservation and improvements
UTEP Football — Home games are
at the cemetery. Volunteers dress in period
Saturdays at Sun Bowl Stadium. Ticket informa-
costume and share historical vignettes “in char-
tion: 747-5234, 544-8444 or
acter” of many of Concordia Cemetery’s eter-
• Oct. 9 — Rice (Homecoming)
nal residents. Information: 591-2326 or concor-
• Oct. 23 — Tulane
‘Chalk The Block’ — The 3rd annual out-
door art event is Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 9- Please see Page 61
Page 60 El Paso Scene September 2010
ages 6-25). Information: 544-2022 or
October preview El Paso Rhinos — El Paso’s Junior League Cross Art Auction - St. Stephen Deacon &
ice hockey team’s first home games of the sea- Martyr Catholic Church, 1700 George Dieter,
Cont’d from Page 60 son are Oct. 22-24 against the Boulder Bison presents its 3rd annual Cross Art auction 2 to 6 ‘An Evening of Mystery at Chez
at the Sierra Providence Events Center, next to p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24. Information: 855-1661 Woman’s Club’ — The Woman’s Club of El
Amigo Airsho 2010 — The United States
the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Game times are or Paso, 1400 N. Mesa, hosts its 3rd annual dinner
Air Force Thunderbirds precision jet demon-
stration team will appear at the 29th annual air 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 5:30 p.m. theater event at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30.
Clean and Scary Fun Run — The 3rd
show is Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 16-17, at Sunday. Tickets: $5-$20. Information: 479- Reservation deadline is Oct. 21. Tickets: $20.
annual Halloween 5K race and 1-mile walk to
Biggs Army Airfield. Tickets/information: 562- PUCK (7825) or Information/reservations: 532-6131.
benefit Keep El Paso Beautiful begins at 5 p.m.
6446 or Indian and Spanish Market — El Paso Sunday, Oct. 24, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mariachi Los Toritos — Mariachi Los
Native American Festival and Saddleblanket, 6926 Gateway East, hosts the Mesa. Registration is $20 in advance, $25 day of Toritos performs traditional Mexican mariachi
Campout — The United Native American 4th annual event 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, race. The route will go up and down Stanton. music at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday,
Nations’ celebration of the Native American Oct. 23, with entertainment, dancers, cos- Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663. Oct. 30-31, at the Chamizal National
culture is Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 16-17, at tumes, multicultural exhibits, arts and crafts, Memorial Theater. Tickets: $10. Information:
Tour de Tolerance — The 5th annual bicy-
Cougar Park, 10664 Socorro Road. The event food, music and more. Keynote artist is Amado 532-7273 or 731-2454.
cling and running event, benefiting the El Paso
includes arts and crafts, jewelry, dancers, music, Peña. Admission is free. Information: 541-1000
Holocaust Museum and Study Center, is Mount Cristo Rey pilgrimage — The
Inter-tribal Dance, food booths, and an or
Sunday, Oct. 24, at Fort Bliss. 100K, 50K, 10K largest pilgrimage each year is on the last
overnight campout Saturday. Hours are 10 a.m.
Boo at the Zoo — The El Paso Zoo, 4001 rides and 5K run. Information, entry fees and Sunday in October (Oct. 31), for the Feast Day
to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
E. Paisano, will host its 5th annual “merry, not start times: 351-0048, or of Christ the King. Information: (575) 523-
Sunday. Admission is free. Information: Suky
scary” safe trick-or-treating event 10 a.m. to 3 7577.
Ramos, Eagle Feather, 422-1700. Eli Young Band — The Denton-based coun-
p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 23-24. KLAQ 24th annual Halloween Parade
Hueco Tanks Interpretive Fair — The try music band performs at 10 p.m.
Children age 2 to 12 are invited to dress in cos- — The parade is Sunday, Oct. 31, at Album
2010 fair at Hueco Tanks State Historic Site is Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Whiskey Dick’s, 1700
tume. Information: 532-8156, 521-1850 or Park, and returns there. Information: 544-8864.
Oct. 16-17 with traditional Native American George Dieter. Tickets: $15 (
song and dance, folklorico and matachine Information: 921-9900. ‘Howl-O-Wine’ Dog Walk — Pets Alive El
dancers, pictograph and birding tours, campfire Spooktacular 2010 — The Junior Woman’s Paso will host its 6th annual fall dog walk at
‘The Great American Songbook’ —
program, cowboy skills demonstrations, climb- Club’s 21st annual fall family fiesta is Saturday Sunday, Oct. 31, at La Viña Winery in La
Showtime! El Paso presents a journey through a
ing demonstrations, environmental and cultural and Sunday, Oct. 23-24, at the El Paso County Union, N.M. Information: 546-8315. Register
century of American music at 7:30 p.m.
booths, children’s activities, food and gifts for Coliseum. Information: 526-3296 or elpasoju- online at\
Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Abraham Chavez
sale. Free admission. Information: 857-1135.
Theatre. Tickets: $25 ($10 students with ID;
Chamizal Border Folk Festival — The
musical celebration is 5 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday, Oct. 16-17, at the Chamizal
National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial.
Admission is free to all events. Information:
Richard Blades Back to the 80’s
Dance Party — The 1980s icon and “first
wave” DJ performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22,
at MBar 3233 N. Mesa. Guests are encouraged
to dress in ’80s style. Admission: $5.
Information: 309-2480.
El Paso Symphony Orchestra – Guest
violinist Joan Kwuon performs with the
Symphony, conducted by Sarah Ioannides, wel-
comes gat 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct.
22-23, in the Plaza Theatre. Ticket informa-
tion: 532-3776 or
‘Singin’ In The Rain’ – UTEP Dinner
Theatre opens its season with one of the best
loved musicals of all time, based on the 1952
MGM film Oct. 22-Nov. 7 with music by
Nacio Herb Brown and lyrics and Arthur Freed.
Showtime is 7 p.m. Wednesday through
Saturday; dinner matinee performance is 1:30
p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24; non-dinner matinees are
2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 7. Tickets
$26-$38 dinner shows; $12-$22 non-dinner
matinee. Information: 747-6060.

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Advertiser Index
A & S Fun Tours 26 Executive Singles 28 Pena Gallery+Studio 3
Affordable Chiropractic 49 Facial Spa by Susana 22 Perkins Jewelry Supply 57
All American Gun Show 29 Fall Antiques Show 8 PhiDev Inc 42
Alma Calderon 12 Fed. Cths Bar & Grill 24 Phoenix Dawn 44
Ann’s Estate Sales 22 Fountain Theatre 59 Pizazz 51
Antonio Soegaard-Torres 41 Furrs Family Dining 44 Plaza Theatre 2
Ardovino’s Desert Crossing 30 Geico 20 Postal Annex 10
Ardovino’s Pizza 10 Georgetown Cabins 13 Precision Prosthetics 54
Around and About Tours 57 Glass Goodies 23 Prestige Women’s 50
Art & Frame Mfg. Co. 49 49 PTEP 61
ATMAS Healing 30 Hal Marcus Gallery 48 Quilt Square Shop 16
Avance 52 Hans Martial Arts 24 Bill Rakocy 40
Barnett Harley Davidson 14 HC Kiwanis Bingo 59 Real Estate El Paso 54
Baskin Robbins 61 Health Matters 55 Reidsan Dog Training 10
BeadCounter 23 Hike Up Cristo Rey 38 Ronda Brown 28
Beauty Solutions 55 Hot Springs Festival 19 Rubin Gallery 26
Benise 64 Inn of the Mountain Gods 22 Ruidoso River Resort 31
The Book Rack 53 Inside Out Designs Inc. 37 Salt Box Antiques 23
The Bookery 53 Int'l Quality Products 14 Salvadora Galan 5
Border Aids Partnership 32 Jr. League of El Paso 55 San Elizario artists 46
Branigan Cultural Center 52 Keeble Services 12 SF's Cosmetics 32
Cattleman's 39 KTEP 60 Sasahara Studio 45
Cecila Burgos LPC 10 L’Alliance Française 43 Sexy Jeans 13
Celebration of Our Mtns. 36 La Tierra Café 37 Shundo Dance Studio 8
Celestial Creations 5 Lancers Club 50 Silver City MainStreet 27
Cert. Training with Danny 43 Laura Wiener 26 Ski Run Road Challenge 55
Cloudcroft Labor Day 27 Lola Productions 16 St Luke’s Country Fair 18
COAS 53 Lyles Family Farms 13 Stahmanns Farms 7
Collectibles 8 Lynx Exhibits 52 Starr Western Wear 9
Cornfield Maze 25 The Marketplace 23 Sun. Pk Racetrack 11
The Crystal Store 8 Martha Garcia 39 Sunrise Games & Comcis 38
Domino’s 42 Mesa Street Antique 29 SWA Square Dance Asso. 57
Edible Arrangements 17 Mesilla Book Center 53 SW Liposculpture 17
El Paso Art Association 47 Metta Massage 57 Telemates 59
El Paso Artisan Gallery 48 Miguel Valenzuela 9 Teresa Fernandez 16
El Paso Bicycle Club 35 Mind/Body Studio 15 Tularosa Wine Festival 19
EP Cellulite Center 34 Mr Motorcycle 18, 40 Tulip’s Antiques 20
EP Fencing 7 Myriam’s Faux Finishes 14 Unity Bookstore 56
EP Community College 37 Nathan Young Violins 57 UTEP Athletics 62
EP Conv & Perf Arts Ctr 4 Native American Festival 9 UTEP Special Events 29
El Paso Playhouse 58 Nayda’s Gems & Stones 23 Vanities 63
El Paso Saddleblanket 39 New Image Laser 18 Village Inn 38
EP Summer Music Fest. 25 New York Life 44 Walgreens 61
El Paso Symphony 28 Pat Olchefski-Winston 30 Warren M Pulner 7
El Paso Zoo 17 Osher Lifelong Learning 15 Western Traders 26
Elegant Consignments 23 Marie Otero 24 Wholesome Body 62
Elephant Butte 21 Pancho Villa State Park 7 Wyler Aerial Tramway 44
Etcetera 12 Paseo Christian Church 58



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