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Desert
December
Photographs
by
Miguel
Ojinaga

Above: 
“Snow Capped
Transmountain”

Left: 
“Snow Elephant”

Right:
“Ocotillo Icicles
ojinagaphotography.com

Retail Old-Fashioned Holidays Hundreds of
Survivors Magoffin Home
Open House
Holiday Happenings!
Only a few local shops Dec. 9 offers D E C E M B E R
can claim more than Early El Paso 2 0 1 7
20 years of success Christmas décor
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a photo opportunity for guests. El Paso Mineral and Gem Society
Also featured is a giant inflated snow globe, Show — The annual mineral, gem, jewelry

INDEX
Electric 25 holiday tree, Warming Tent, Kringle and bead show is Dec. 1-3 at El Maida
december 2017 Kafé, Winter Market Shoppes (featuring local
vendors), and numerous lights and décor.
Auditorium, 6331 Alabama. Hours are 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5
Special Thursdays events include Ice, Ice, ‘80s p.m. Sunday. The show features hundreds of
ROUNDUP Party, Skate with Santa, and Let it Snow Day.
Free holiday movies offered at the Plaza
gems, minerals, fossils, beads, silver jewelry,
tools and equipment, door prizes, and more.
Roundup
Behind the Scene
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Theatre Sundays, Nov. 26-Dec. 31 (no movies Admission is free. Information: 544-2717 or
Dec. 17). See “Film Scene” for schedule. epmgs.com. Scene Spotlight 4
Skating hours (subject to change): Here’s the Ticket 12-14
Celebration of Lights Christmas Tree
• 4-10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2-11 p.m.
Lighting — The City of El Paso Parks and Program Notes 15
Saturday and noon-9 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 3.
• 4-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4-10 Recreation Department and evolve Federal Dance 16
p.m. Friday, 2-5 and 8-10 p.m. Saturday and Credit Union present the 82nd annual evolve Music 16
noon-9 p.m. Dec. 4-10. Credit Union “Celebration of Lights” Christmas Taking a Look Back 17
Sports
tree and displays Saturday, Dec. 2, at San
• 4-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4-10 18-20
Jacinto Plaza. Information: 212-0092 or on
p.m. Friday, noon-10 p.m. Saturday and noon-9
Facebook at El Paso Parks and Recreation. Feature:
p.m. Dec. 11-17.
The program starts at 4:30 p.m. counting Retail Survivors 21-23
• 4-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, noon-9 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday, noon-10 p.m. Friday down to the Tree Lighting at 5:30 p.m., fol- Nature 24-25
and Saturday and noon-9 p.m. Dec. 18-24. lowed by the Celebration of Lights Parade. At the Museum 26-27
WinterFest — El Paso Live with the • Noon to 6 p.m. Christmas Day, noon-9 p.m. Parade begins north of Campbell on Main Southwest Art Scene 28-30
Street, and proceeds left on Mesa Street to
Hospitals of Providence and Providence Tuesday and Wednesday, noon-10 p.m.
Overland, and left on Campbell to Myrtle.
Gallery Talk 31-30
Children’s Hospital, hosts ice skating and vari-
ous winter events through Jan. 1 in
Thursday through Friday, and noon to 1 a.m. El Paso FishNet 30
New Year’s Eve, Dec. 25-31. Eastlake Christmas Parade — The
Downtown’s Arts Festival Plaza and surround- • Noon to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 1.
History Lessons 32
Eastlake Lions Club’s Christmas Parade, is 10
ing areas. This year’s ice rink offers interactive
a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. This year’s theme is
Keep on Bookin' 32
features, along with holiday shopping, seasonal Dickens Style Walkabout — In-COG- On Stage 33
nito Steampunk Group hosts the Victorian “American Folklore.” The parade starts at
food and drinks, lights, décor and more. Skating
style Downtown and bar walk 7 p.m. to mid- Darrington and Ryderwood, heads down Stage Talk 34
Film Scene
is $8 ($7 military; $5 age 5 and younger); spec-
night Friday, Dec. 1, beginning at downtown Horizon to Kenazo, and ends at Carrol T. 36-35
tator admission is free; $1 skating discount for
military personnel. Open seven days a week. skating rink around the Downtown ice rink and Welch School on McMahon. Information: 581- Liner Notes 35
Viva Juárez 37
surrounding establishments, to sing some 2994 or horizoncity.org
Season passes; $35, good for one session per
The Horizon City Christmas Tree Lighting is
day. Tickets online at elpasolive.com. Christmas carols and visit some local watering
7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. Parade float judging will January preview 37
Information: 534-0600 or winterfestep.com. holes, and expect and appearance by the Ghost
Discount days include $2 off Tuesdays with of Christmas present. Dickens “A Christmas be at 6 p.m. Scene User’s Guide 34
canned good donation. Skating fee with small Carol” style attire required. All activities out- PBS Kids Fiesta — KCOS, El Paso’s PBS Scene Distribution 36
Advertiser Index 38
toy donation through Dec. 3. side of the drinking establishments are family station, hosts the 3rd annual event for area chil-
friendly. Admission is free. Information: 241-
New to the event this year is a mural on the
4359 on Facebook at incognitoep. Subscription Form 38
El Paso Museum of Art’s exterior wall creating
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A
Magoffin Holiday Open House — distant cousin recently sent me an
Magoffin Home State Historic Site hosts its image of an 1840 publication with
annual open house Dec. 9, with music, a note letting me know that I was
refreshments, and kids’ activities. Page 22. not the first Limbird publisher.
Apparently a far more distant relative,
Happy Hippie Holidaze — Hal Marcus John Limbird, worked as a stationer,
Gallery hosts its annual holiday arts and bookseller and publisher in England dur-
craft fair Dec. 9-10 featuring 20 vendors, ing the 19th century. He was born around
Scene Spotlight highlights events 1796 and died in 1883, and his obituary
as well as originals by some of the area’s
advertised in this issue. best known artists. Page 28. described him as “the father of our peri-
odical writing.”
‘A Christmas Carol’ — UTEP Candy and Charlie Mayer Open House According to Wikipedia, “From 1822 to
Department of Theatre and Dance pres- — The annual open house event is Dec. 9- 1847 Limbird
ents the Charles Dickens holiday favorite 10, with artwork by Candy Mayer and published a
directed by Greg Beam Dec. 9-17 at Fox photography by Charlie Mayer, including twopenny week-
ly, The Mirror of
This month’s cover was provided by
Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre. Page 2. prints, ornaments, calendars and other gift
Literature,
Miguel Ojinaga. I noticed his panoramic
items. Page 6.
El Paso Live! — El Paso Live events: Amusement, and
Star City Studio — Showing Dec. 9- Instruction, view of the snow-covered Franklin
Mountains at the Celebration of Our
Page 3.
Feb. 3 is “4 Diverse Women,” featuring which has been
characterized as Mountains art exhibit on display through
WinterFest ice skating, shopping and other
works by Estelle Goldman, Marie
holiday activities run through Jan. 1 at
‘the first long- December at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing
. That work is available for purchase at
Livingston, Vanessa K. Clark and Lu Allen.
Arts Festival Plaza and Downtown. lived cheap peri-
Ardovino’s. You can also find out more
Page 7.
• Dec. 5-6: Broadway in El Paso presents odical’ in Britain
“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Krystyna Robbins Open House — … Late in 1847 about his professional photography at his
Murder” at the Plaza Theatre. Robbins hosts her 2017 Christmas minia- it became the website, www.OjinagaPhotography.com.
• Dec. 23-24: Moscow Ballet’s “Great ture sale and open house Dec. 10 at her Mirror Monthly Also on exhibit at Ardovino’s Desert
Magazine; and Crossing is the artwork from last month’s
cover. The November cover featured the
Russian Nutcracker” returns for its 25th home studio in the Upper Valley. Page 15.
from 1849 to
works of the Plein Air Painters of El
Robbins will also lead a painting work-
1850 appeared
Anniversary performance at the Plaza
finally as the London Review.” Paso, who captured various scenes of the
Theatre. shop Jan. 8-11 at Innsbrook Village in
• Dec. 30-31: New Year Music Festival, Ruidoso, N.M.
I’m not sure how I’m related, if at all, to landmark Sunland Park restaurant and its
with two nights of performances at Crossland Gallery — Showing through that Limbird. In the United States, all the surrounding landscapes. That exhibit will
Abraham Chavez Theatre with the opera Dec. 16 at El Paso Art Limbirds are related to a set of brothers also be on display through December.
“Amahl and the Night Visitors” Friday and Association’s gallery is EPAA Members and their father who moved here in the ***
“Viennese New Year’s Concert” Saturday. 1850s. Speaking of Sunland Park landmarks,
The only time I ever ran into another
Exhibit, “Splash of Autumn.” Page 29.
our annual year-end Hike Up Cristo Rey
Christmas Extravaganza — The artists ‘A Very Electric Christmas’ — Limbird that I did not know was at a begins at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 31.
of Placita Madrid in the San Elizario Art Impact|Programs of Excellence presents bicycling event several years ago in Details are on Page 5 (and the ad on Page
Gallery, including Escamilla Fine Art, Lightwire Theater’s tale of family, friend- Tucson. I didn’t actually meet him, but 24). I’ll lead the hike and offer some
Robert Dozal Fine art and more, hosts the ship, love and hope Dec. 17 at Lee Ross saw his name on the registration list next commentary along the way. This is a
to mine. I did some internet sleuthing, great way for visiting friends and family
found his address in North Carolina and
annual Christmas event Dec. 2-3, with Capshaw Fine Arts Center in Coronado
to learn about El Paso history and geog-
sent him a postcard, inviting him to email
children’s art decorating, discounts, live High School. Page 15.
raphy.
music, guest vendors and refreshments.
Hike Up Cristo Rey — Destination El me back. He did, and thanks to some The hike is again sponsored by
Page 5.
Paso and El Paso Scene host the annual research my dad had compiled on our Destination El Paso as their holiday pres-
hike benefiting Mt. Cristo Rey Restoration family tree, I was able to determine that ent to the community. Donations from the
he was a fourth cousin once removed.
The Marketplace Open House — The
hike will support volunteers efforts to
Oddly enough, I occasionally have
Marketplace in Placita Santa Fe in the Committee Dec. 1 at Mt. Cristo Rey in
maintain trail and monument. Those vol-
received an email that was intended for
Sunland Park. Page 24.
unteers — the Mt. Cristo Rey Restoration
Upper Valley hosts its customer apprecia-
tion open house Dec. 17. Page 39. ‘Noche de Rumba 2018 Internacional’ him or his daughter because our gmail Committee — will also provide security
— The New Year’s Eve dance featuring a addresses are almost identical. in the parking lot and along the trail.
Hyundai Sun Bowl — The 84th annual
tribute to Juan Gabriel with Show Tropical ***
football classic is Dec. 29 at UTEP’s

December 2017
Internacional and Javier Enrique and his
Sunbowl Stadium, preceded by the pre-
group Cristal is Dec. 31 at Tuscany
game fan party. Teams announced Dec. 4. Ballroom. Page 37. Randy Limbird
Page 20. Editor and Publisher
El Paso Scene is published by Cristo
Forum Ballroom — The Forum Ballroom
Rey Communications as a monthly guide
Price’s Give ‘Em Five Cheer Camp and (915) 542-1422
the 21st annual Fan Fiesta at El Paso are on Mattox hosts its annual New Year’s Eve to entertainment, recreation and culture in Albert Martinez
Dec. 28 at the El Paso Convention dance Dec. 31, featuring live music. Page the El Paso area. Copies are provided Advertising &
Center. 32. free at selected locations. Subscriptions Circulation Director
are $10 a year, sent by 3rd class mail. (915) 920-7244
Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino — ‘Hänsel & Gretel’ — El Paso Opera pres- Circulation: 39,000 copies. Lisa Kay Tate
ent the classic opera by Engelbert
The New Year’s Eve celebration is Dec.
Deadline for news for the
Humperdink … with a small twist Jan. 13- News Editor
31 featuring live music by Fungi Mungle,
January issue is Dec. 18
14 at Union Depot. Page 12. (915) 542-1422 ext. 4
party favors and more. Page 14.
Editorial Associates:
Live racing season begins Dec. 15 and Bingo Plus — The Bingo venue sponsored The January issue comes out Dec. 27 Yvonne T. Herrera, Will Summers
runs through mid April. by local charities hosts games twice daily
Advertising Excutive:
seven days a week. Page 25. El Paso Scene
Roman Martinez
‘A Christmas Story’ — El Paso P. O. Box 13615
Southern New Mexico
Playhouse presents the comedy by Philip El Paso, Texas 79913 Circulation Associate:
Randy Friedman
Grecian Dec. 1-10 about young Ralphie ‘MakeShift’ — Showing Dec. 1-March PH: 542-1422
Parker’s quest for the ultimate Christmas 10 at Branigan Cultural Center in Las E-mail: epscene@epscene.com Contributing Writers:
gift: a Red Ryder BB gun. Page 33. Cruces is the exhibit by Lxs Dos, consisting Carol Viescas, Brian Chozick,
Myrna Zanetell, John McVey Middagh
‘Venite’ — Coronado Baptist Church of Ramon and Christian Cardena. Page 11.
Jay Duncan
presents its annual Christmas worship Fountain Theatre — Mesilla Valley Film Subscription Form is on Page 38
experience Dec. 5, 8 and 10, based on Society’s theatre on the Plaza in historic
“The Star of Bethlehem” documentary by Old Mesilla show independent, art, foreign
Visit El Paso Scene Online at
www.epscene.com
Rick Larson. Page 13. and other non-mainstream films. Page 35. sponsored by Phidev, Inc.
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December Roundup Posadas Celebration and Luminaria
Lighting Festival — The San Elizario
Cont’d from Page 3
Genealogy & Historical Society hosts the tradi-
tional Christmas luminarias 5 to 9 p.m.
dren noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the El
Saturday, Dec. 23. The lighting of more than
Paso Convention Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza,
5,000 luminarias in the San Elizario Historic
with photo ops with Curious George and
District will take place shortly after sundown,
Buddy from “Dinosaur Train,” live music,
and they will remain lit throughout the evening.
dance performances, and many educational
Admission is free. Information: 851-1682 or
activities and games. Admission is free.
SanElizarioHistoricDistrict.org.
Information: 590-1313 or kcostv.org.
The presentation will begin at Veterans
Pecan Harvest Festival — The 15th annu- Memorial Plaza in San Elizario, followed by live
al family harvest festival is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. music, the traditional Christmas Piñata ceremo-
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2-3, at Ramirez ny and Cultural Dance presentations.
Pecan Farm, 13709 North Loop in Clint.
Hyundai Sun Bowl — The 84th annual
Country store will be open with pecans in and
football classic begins at 1 p.m., Friday, Dec.
out of shell as well as pecan candies, gift bas-
29. Teams, to be announced Dec. 4, will come
kets and tins, and craft vendors. Admission is
from the ACC and Pac-12 conferences.
free. Information: 851-2003 or on Facebook at
Tickets: $22 to $62 (Ticketmaster). Captain’s
Ramirez Pecan Farm LLC.
Club: $652. Information: 533-4416, 1-800-915-
Holiday Extravaganza — El Paso Parks BOWL or sunbowl.org.
and Recreation hosts weekend activities at Pre-game fan party is 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
downtown’s San Jacinto Plaza 5 to 10 p.m. with food and drinks, live music, giveaways and
Friday and Saturday, Dec 8-9, and Dec. 15- university bands. Location to be announced.
16, with live entertainment, food, and arts and VIP Tent party also planned at 9 a.m.
crafts vendors and children’s activities. The Hospitals of Providence Rotary Sun Bowl
Admission is free. Information: 252-9031 or Team Luncheon is 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 28,
elpasotexas.gov/parks-and-recreation. at the Convention Center. Tickets: $50
(Corporate tables $500-$600). Information:
Magoffin Holiday Open House — The Arlene Carrion (Rotary Club), 504-9013.
annual holiday season event at the Magoffin
Price’s Give “Em Five Cheer Camp is 2:30 to
Home State Historic Site, 1120 Magoffin, is 5
4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, at El Paso
to 8p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, with music, cookies
Convention Center. Information: Wayne
and cocoa, and free activities for kids. Ticket
Thornton, 541-4331.
information: 533-5147, visitmagoffinhome.com
The 21st annual Fan Fiesta is 4 to 8 p.m.
or on Facebook.
Thursday, Dec. 28, at El Paso Convention
‘Navidad on the Border’ — The 23rd Center, with Battle of the two university bands,
annual musical homage to the community’s activities for kids and more. Admission is free.
Mexican Navidad and American Christmas tra- Activity wristbands: $5.
ditions is 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at
EPCC’s Administrative Service Center Mount Cristo Rey Hike Through Time
Auditorium, Building A. Presented by El Paso — A guided hike is at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 31,
Community College Senior Adult Program. at Mount Cristo Rey, Sunland Park, N.M.
Admission is free, but seating is limited. Length: 5 miles round trip (2-3 hours). Cost: $5
Complimentary tickets available through the ($2 for children) donation for the Mt. Cristo
Seniors Adult Program: 831-7801. Restoration Committee. Information: 542-
1422. No reservation is required.
‘Winter Around the World on Ice’ — The hike is led by El Paso Scene Editor Randy
Sun City Blades Figure Skating Club presents Limbird, who will discuss area history and
the holiday ice skating show 5-7 p.m. Friday, geography. A brief talk on the history of the
Dec. 15, at the Hospitals of Providence Event monument will be given at the summit.
Center, 4100 E. Paisano (behind the Coliseum). The four-story-tall statue of Christ on the
Tickets: $3. Information: 525-4504, elpaso- cross was built in 1938-40 by sculptor Urbici
hockey.org/scb or on Facebook. Soler. The mountaintop is 4,576 feet above sea
Navidad de La Fe Luminarias — La Fe level, in Sunland Park, N.M., near the junction
Clinic will light up Scenic Drive with more than of Mexico, Texas and New Mexico.
4,000 luminarias for its 25th annual event 6 to The hike is sponsored by Destination El Paso
10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16. Admission is free, and El Paso Scene. Security is provided along
but sightseers are invited to donate canned and the trail and in the parking lot.
dry goods or cash or checks (made to “Centro The 5-mile hike is easy to moderate, and is
de Salud Familiar La Fe” to benefit families suitable for all ages.
served by La Fe. Information: 545-7190. Meet at the large parking lot at the trailhead
Scenic Drive will be open only to one-way to Mt. Cristo Rey off McNutt Road (NM 273).
traffic during the event, accessible from Take the Racetrack exit off Paisano and cross
Richmond/Alabama streets in Central El Paso. the Rio Grande.
Vehicles drive slowly westward along Scenic
Drive past campfires manned by event volun- Our Lady of Guadalupe
teers, and toward Santa Claus. Old St. Nick will Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe — The
be joined by Mrs. Claus, Santa’s cousin Pancho annual three-day religious festival in Tortugas,
Claus, their elves, and a live nativity scene. N.M. is Sunday through Tuesday, Dec. 10-12.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will collect donations to The festival is the biggest event of the year in
help El Paso families in need. Tortugas, a small village near Mesilla Park that’s
St. Anthony’s Seminary Posada — The home to the Tortugas Indians. Events are cen-
seminary, at Crescent and Hastings in Central tered at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 3600
El Paso, celebrates the traditional custom of Paroquia. Information: (575) 526-8171 or
the posada at about 6:30 p.m. nightly Dec. 16- olgturtugas.com.
23, with rosary, songs by Los Franciscanos and The fiesta traditionally begins on its first day
procession, followed by the breaking of piñatas. with a procession taking the image of Our Lady
The posada is conducted in Spanish. The semi- of Guadalupe from the little chapel to the com-
nary’s famous Nativity scene will be on display munity house rosary and vigil.
through Christmas Day. Information: 566-2261.
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December Roundup plus Monday, Dec. 25, at 12001 Paseo de Oro
(one block north of Montwood, off Bob
Cont’d from Page 5
Mitchell). Park at Montwood High School.
Admission is free. Information on Facebook at
The pilgrimage to the Tortugas “A” Mountain El Paso Christmas Lights.
usually follows on the second day with a pro- The 7-minute spectacle, now in its 12th year,
cession at 5 a.m. from Casa del Pueblo to the won a $50,000 grand prize as the best family
church. At sundown, pilgrims will light luminar- Christmas light display in the country in “The
ias along the mountain path. Great Christmas Light Fight,” competition,
A fiesta Mass will be held followed by dances, sponsored by ABC television. The home is the
traditional dinner and afternoon procession. residence of El Paso businessman Fred Loya.
Call for schedule. Families are welcome to take photos and
To get there: Take Interstate 10 to Las selfies with Santa Claus and his elves, and com-
Cruces, exit on University Avenue and go plimentary hot chocolate and cookies provided
under the freeway; turn left at the stop sign after every show.
and continue on Main, going through two sig-
nals. Turn left on Tortugas Drive and then turn Luminarias by the Lake — More than
right on Parroquia. 2,000 luminarias will line the walking paths at
Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso Desert
Piro-Manso-Tiwa Indian Tribe of Botanical Gardens, 4200 Doniphan, 4 to 8 p.m.
Guadalupe Pueblo — Events celebrating Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8-9, with sounds of
the Virgin of Guadalupe are Dec. 10-12 at St. the Holidays, sweet treats and hot cocoa avail-
Genevieve’s Church and Parish Hall, 100 South able. Proceeds benefit the park. Characters will
Espina and 1025 E. Las Cruces Ave., in Las stroll the gardens in Victorian costume.
Cruces. Admission is free. Information: (575) Admission to be announced. Information: 581-
524-9649. 7920 or keystoneheritagepark.com.
A procession of the virgin is Sunday and Lights of Love — Ronald McDonald House,
Monday from the hall to the church. 300 E. California, hosts its 31st annual
A Mass for the Virgin de Guadalupe will be Christmas lights celebration at 6 p.m.
celebrated Tuesday, followed by dancing by the Wednesday, Dec. 13, presented by Providence
matachines (Los Danzantes) and Piro-Manso- Children’s Hospital. Admission is free, and the
Tiwa Tribe members. public is invited. Information: 542-1522 or
St. Anthony’s Festival for Our Lady of rmhcelp.org.
Guadalupe — St. Anthony’s Seminary, The open house and lighting ceremony
Crescent and Hastings in Central El Paso, will includes Santa Claus, Ronald McDonald, music,
host events in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe choir, refreshments and more.
Dec. 10-12, including pilgrimages, masses and Lights on the Lake — The display of holi-
a bazaar. The public is welcome. day lights at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta, runs
Information/times: 566-2261. through early January. Food vendors available
on weekends. Park closes at 8 p.m. Car entry
Church programs fee is $2. Information: 771-2380 or on
‘Venite!’ — Coronado Baptist Church, 501 Facebook at epcountyparks.
Thunderbird, will host its annual Christmas The 3rd annual Lighting Ceremony is 6 p.m.
music presentation, based on “The Star of Saturday, Dec. 9, with food trucks and musical
Bethlehem” documentary by Rick Larson, at 7 entertainment, followed by a showing of “A
p.m. Tuesday and Friday, and 6 p.m. Sunday, Christmas Story.” Bring chairs and blankets.
Dec. 5, 8, and 10. Admission is free; early Santa and his elves arrive on his Santa Ship float
arrival recommended. Information: 584-3912 provided by the El Paso County Juvenile
or coronadobaptist.org. Probation Department. They will be available
Take a look into the ancient heavens through for photos with visitors. Admission is free.
the lens of Scripture and the Hubble telescope, The Jingle Bell Jog precedes the lighting at 5
as the wise men of old follow the Star leading p.m. for all ages and pets, to run, walk or stroll
them to the Christ Child. in their craziest holiday outfits around the 1.5-
mile path around Ascarate Lake.
‘Living Christmas Tree’ — First Baptist
Church, 805 Montana, presents the 52nd Cumberland Circle — Luminarias and
annual Christmas concerts at 7 p.m. Friday, Christmas lights adorn the circle each
4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Christmas Eve in the central El Paso neighbor-
Sunday, Dec. 9-10. Doors open one hour hood. From I-10, take Trowbridge northwest
prior to each performance. The event usually to Pennsylvania Ave. Pennsylvania leads directly
sells out early. Tickets: $5 at the church office; into the circle.
$6 online. Tickets available at the door, only if Eastridge Christmas lights — The resi-
seats available. Information: 533-1465 or fbcep. dents of the Eastside subdivision of Eastridge
The concerts are complete with a live participates each year in an elaborate neighbor-
Christmas chorus comprised of over 160 stu- hood-wide holiday lights display. Lights are usu-
dents and adults, performing traditional and ally lit around the first week of December, and
new holiday music. run through the holiday season.
Coffeehouse Christmas — CrossPoint The subdivision is off McRae Blvd; turn west
Church, 11995 Montwood, presents its annual on Eastridge.
holiday gift to the community at 7:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Southern New Mexico
Sunday, Dec. 8-10, with music, dance and holi-
day treats. Separate celebration for kids age 9 Carlsbad Winter Wine Festival — The
and younger. Admission is free. Information: festival is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at
857-7492 or crosspointelpaso.com. the Pecos River Village Conference Center,
711 Muscatel, in Carlsbad, N.M. (site of
Let There Be Lights Christmas on the Pecos boat rides). Features
wines from New Mexico wineries, arts and
Loya Light Show — The brilliant display of crafts, holiday entertainment. Tickets available
450,000 holiday lights choreographed to music from the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce.
is featured in the 12th annual display at 6, 7 and
8 p.m. Fridays through Sundays Dec. 1-24,
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Page 6 El Paso Scene December 2017
December Roundup Sudderth/Mechem to Pizza Hut), featuring 3,000 luminarias, a boat and RV parade, host 25 buffalo stew, pueblo bread and hot chocolate -
floats packed with seasonal decorations and campfires with free refreshments like hot cider, as long as they last. Night Sky viewing with
Cont’d from Page 6
lights. Toys for Tots will have a float for the chili and posole, Santa Claus, hayrides, caroling ASLC-Astronomy Society of Las Cruces.
event; parade-goers are encouraged to bring a and more. Cost: $5 per car. Information: (575)
Admission: $10 in advance; $12 at the door
toy to donate. This year’s theme is “Christmas
Victorian Christmas Evening — The
740-1777, (575) 744-5923 (state park), or
(includes 10 tastings and souvenir glass). 33rd annual event is 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday,
Candyland.” ebcocnm.com.
Information: Helping Hands Event Planning, Dec. 14, at the Silver City Museum, 312 W.
Christmas in the Park is 6 p.m. Thursday, The Floating Lights Parade and RV Lighting
(575) 522-1232 or carlsbadwinterwine.com. Broadway in the historic H.B. Ailman House
Dec. 7, at Schoolhouse Park. Admission is free. Contest is 6:30 p.m. at the Marina del Sur.
A VIP Party is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. with holiday music, Christmas treats, children’s
Admission: $25 (VIP tickets sell out early). Mesilla Plaza Christmas Tree Lighting ‘Las Noches de Las Luminarias’ — The craft activities, live music and a visit from St.
— The community tree lighting is Friday, Dec. annual holiday event is 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nicholas. The house will be decorated in
Holiday Open House — Las Cruces 8, in the plaza. The Mesilla Mayor will switch Dec. 9, at Fort Selden Historic Site, 1280 Fort Victorian style. Admission is free. Information:
Railroad Museum in the Santa Fe train depot,
on the tree at 6 p.m. Shops will be open until 8 Selden Road in Radium Springs, 13 miles north (575) 538-5921 or silvercitymuseum.org.
351 N. Mesilla (at Las Cruces avenue west of
p.m. for holiday shopping that day, refresh- of Las Cruces. The trails and ruins of the 19th-
the Downtown Mall), hosts its 13th annual
ments and some locations; Christmas music will century fort will be lit by 800 luminarias, and
Luminarias and Christmas Carols on
open holiday event 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1,
be performed by Zia Middle School. The tree visitors will be treated to hot chocolate, a
the Plaza — Old Mesilla, N.M., turns into a
with a visit from Santa, special holiday model wonderland of music and light beginning at
will be decorated with ornaments created by warm campfire and decoration making and
trains. extravagant decorations throughout the dusk Christmas Eve Sunday, Dec. 24, at San
students from an area school. Admission is free. more. Admission is free that evening.
building, including five beautiful Christmas Albino Church and the surrounding historic
Information: (575) 524-3262, ext. 116 Information: (575) 526-8911 or nmmonu-
trees, free crafts for kids, holiday music; and plaza. About 6,000 luminarias will be set up.
ments.org.
cider and cookies for all. Holiday music 5:30 to Old-Fashioned Christmas — MainStreet The Mesilla Singers will lead singing of
7:30 p.m. by the Good Time Singers and accor- Truth or Consequences’ annual Old-Fashioned Pancho Villa Luminaria Tour — Pancho Christmas carols from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
dionist Veronika Barnes. Light refreshments will Christmas Downtown Tree Lighting is 6 to 9 Villa State Park, Columbus, N.M. at State Roads Information: (575) 524-3262, ext. 116.
be served. Decorations will be up through Jan. p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, in Evelyn Renfro Park with 11 and 9. Tours are 5 to 7:45 p.m. Saturday,
6. Admission is free. Information: (575) 647- Dec. 9. Meet in front of the Exhibit Hall, for
Dummy Gelunde and Torchlight
an art hop, bonfires, parade, wagon rides, car-
4480 or museums.las-cruces.org. olers, prizes, Santa Claus and refreshments at cookies, hot chocolate and coffee, and enjoy a
Parade — Ski Apache and Inn of the
Mountain Gods host the 10th annual dummy
downtown Truth or Consequences businesses. luminaria display, and annual free raffle of five
Christmas in Cloudcroft — Holiday sea- Tree lighting begins at 6 p.m. with light parade baked hams. Star party begins at 6:15 p.m. at
ski jump event 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday,
son events include: Dec. 27. on Ski Apache in Mescalero, N.M.
at 6:15 p.m. Admission is free. Information: the group shelter. Regular entrance fee applies.
• Christmas Tree lighting Saturday, Dec. 2 at Participants build their best skiing or snow-
(575) 740-3902 or torcmainstreet.org. Information: (575) 531-2711.
dusk; stores on Burro will be open late for holi- boarding dummy and send it down the moun-
Artisans and vendors open at 6:30 p.m. at the Astronomer John Gilkison with the National
day shopping. tain over a giant ski launch. Cash prizes for win-
Visitor Center, with pictures with Santa and Public Observatory will give a laser-guided star
• Santa Land Bonfires are 4 p.m. Saturday, ners. Deadline to enter is 2 p.m. day of event
hay rides beginning at 6:45 p.m. and constellation tour ending at 7:45 p.m.
Dec. 16, in Zenith Park. Santa and Mrs. Claus at ticket office: Entry fee: $25. Spectator admis-
Elephant Butte’s luminaria beach walk and
arrive with and cookies, as well as a bonfire,
parade begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9.
Turning Back The Sun — The winter sol- sion is free. To enter: (575) 464-3630 or jhuff-
roasted marshmallows, cocoa and more. stice celebration hosted by Friends of Leasburg mon@skiapache.com. Information:
Information: (575) 682-2733 or 1-886-874- Dam, Astronomical Society of Las Cruces and skiapache.com.
Deck Your Halls Holiday Blitz - All four
4447 or coolcloudcroft.com. members of various Native American commu- The gelunde is followed by the annual
museums in the Las Cruces Museum system
nities is noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Torchlight Parade at dusk down Capitan Trail
‘Christmas in the Foothills’ — The his- will host holiday activities 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Leasburg Dam State Park, Radium Springs, two and a fireworks show.
toric Black Range town of Hillsboro, N.M. Saturday, Dec. 9, with crafts, learning about
miles off I-25 at Exit 19, with live demonstra-
invites Christmas shoppers for a holiday studio holiday traditions and more. Each family will be
tion and sampling of traditional Pueblo adobe
Christmas on the Pecos — One of
walk 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at given a holiday blitz badge, available at any of America’s top holiday traditions, the boat tour
oven bread baking, Pueblo Indian social dances,
the Hillsboro Community Center, with a wide the museums. Get the badge stamped by all along the Pecos River runs through Dec. 31 in
during the day. Admission: $5 per vehicle.
array of vendors selling specialty arts and hand- four museums to receive prizes. Information: Carlsbad, N.M. The 26th annual event show-
Information: (575) 524–4068 or nmparks.com.
crafted gifts. Admission is free. Information: las-cruces.org/museums or on Facebook. cases the winter wonderland of more than 100
Visitors enjoy sunset, gathering around
(575) 894-1698. Participating museums: festively decorated houses. Twelve to 15 tours
campfires in an outdoor amphitheater and tra-
• Branigan Cultural Center, Branigan Building, are offered nightly 5:30 to 9:45 p.m.; ticket
Downtown Tree Lighting and Holiday 501 N. Main, (Downtown Mall):(575) 541-
ditional Coyote/Winter stories from Dine,
office opens at 4:30 p.m.
Extravaganza — The annual Las Cruces 2154.
Apache, Pueblo and Blackfeet peoples. Sample
tree lighting festivities are 6 to 8:30 p.m. Please see Page 8
• Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science,
Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Downtown Plaza de 411 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown
Las Cruces, 100 N. Main, with a Winter Mall: (575) 522-3120.
Wonderland setting, family activities, strolling • Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main
carolers, food trucks, music and more. (Downtown Mall): (575) 541-2137.
Information: (575) 541-2444 or • Las Cruces Railroad Museum in the Santa Fe
visitlascruces.com. train depot, 351 N. Mesilla (at Las Cruces
Ruidoso Festival of Lights — The moun- avenue west of the Downtown Mall): (575)
tain village of Ruidoso hosts the following 647-4480.
events though the Christmas season.
Information: 1-888-71-LIGHTS (714-4448) or Elephant Butte Beach Walk and
ruidosonow.com/festival-of-lights. Floating Light Parade — Elephant Butte
The annual “Parade of Lights” is 5:30 p.m. State Park’s annual luminaria walk is 5 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 2, in downtown Ruidoso (from Saturday, Dec. 9. The event features about

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Feb. 3, 2018
For information, call
Marie Livingston Estelle Goldman Vanessa K. Clark Lu Allen
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December Roundup
La Casa Holiday Bazaar - The 27th annual
Cont’d from Page 7
holiday bazaar featuring regional vendors is
Dec. 1-3 at the Las Cruces Convention
The 40-minute tours depart from Pecos River Center, 680 E. University Avenue, Las Cruces,
Village Conference Center, 711 Muscatel. with booths of homemade arts and crafts; raf-
Ticket are $15 Sunday through Thursday and fles; holiday treats and more. Hours are 4:30 to
$20 Friday and Saturday; $10 and $15 for ages 7:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and
5-12 (4 and younger free with lap pass). Tickets 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 (free
should be purchased in advance; many dates for children under 12). Proceeds benefit La
are sold out. Information: (575) 628-0952, Casa Inc. shelter for victims of domestic vio-
(575) 887-6516 or christmasonthepecos.com. lence. Information: (575) 526-2819 or laca-
sainc.org.
New Year’s Eve
Christmas Extravaganza — Impressionist
Ardovino’s New Year’s Eve Bash — artist Alberto Escamilla hosts the annual holiday
Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino show and sale 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and
Drive in Sunland Park, will ring in 2018 Sunday, Sunday, Dec. 2-3 at the Placita Madrid
Dec. 31. Live music during dinner. DJ and Building, 1445 Main Street, in historic San
dancing begins at 11 p.m. Cost for five-course Elizario. Escamilla will feature his newest paint-
dinner is $100 plus gratuity. Festive dinner ings. Admission is free. Information: 851-0742
attire. Complimentary champagne toast and or albertoescamilla.com.
party favors. Reservations recommended: (575) This year’s event includes all the galleries and
589-0653, ext. 3, or ardovinos.com. shops in the building including Escamilla’s Fine
Noche de Rumba 2018 Internacional Art Gallery, Dozal’s Fine Art Gallery, Café Arte
— The New Year’s Eve dinner-dance party is “Mi Admore” and House of Positive Karma,
Sunday, Dec. 31, at Tuscany Ballroom, 8600 with discounts, guest vendors, Christmas
Gatway East, Ste A. Entertainment includes a music, and refreshments. There will be
tribute to Juan Gabriel and Show Tropical Christmas art decorating events for children.
Entertainment. Tickets are $60-$120, includes German School Christmas Market —
dinner. Presented by Olvioli Enterprises. The annual market, organized by the German
Information: 493-3725 or 493-3224. School of El Paso, is 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Forum Ballroom New Year’s Eve Saturday, Dec. 2, at Hangar 747, Carter Road,
Dance — Tejas Band is featured at the at Fort Bliss, with German cakes, Christmas
Sunday, Dec. 31, dance, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at cookies, bratwurst, hot Glühwein and
The Forum, 3800 Mattox (at Hawkins). Cost is Christmas punch. Raffle prizesd. Twenty-five
$50 per person, which includes party favors, percent of proceeds benefit charity.
beer and set-ups, door prizes and menudo. Information: SoerenWiebe@Bundeswehr.org.
Information: 598-4220. ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like
Inn of the Mountain Gods New Year’s Christmas’ Craft Fair — Pebble Hills
Eve — Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Elementary School, 11145 Edgemere, hosts its
Casino in Mescalero, N.M. will host its annual arts and crafts fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“Decades of Fun” New Year’s Eve Bash with Saturday, Dec. 2, along with a Winter Carnival,
gourmet dinner and concert beginning at 6:30 blood drive and health fair. Sponsored by the
p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, with music by 1960s Pebble Hills PTO. Information: 434-5605.
band Paperback Writer; 1970s band Disco Putnam Holiday Fair — Putnam PTA
Inferno, 1908s band Spazmatics and 1990s hosts the holiday fair noon to 5  p.m. Saturday,
band Blockbusters. Guests encouraged to dress Dec. 2, at Putnam Elementary School, 6508
like their favorite decade of the past. Tickets: Fiesta, with more than 25 local vendors show-
$130 through Oct. 31; $140 Nov. 1-30 and casing jewelry, art, woodworking, bake sale,
$150 Dec. 1-31 (Ticketmaster). Information: 1- face painting and free crafts for children, pic-
800-545-9011. tures with Santa and performances by the
New Year’s Eve at Sunland Park Putnam Falcons. Information: 203-4683 or put-
Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Dr. nam.episd.org.
(at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. El
Paso’s Fungi Mungle, the “superstars of disco” Desert Crossing Holiday Market —
perform at the Sunday, Dec. 31, celebration. Ardovino’s Desert Crossing will host its 13th
The party is 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with free party annual market 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec.
favors and prize drawings. The casino will be 3, in the Sunset Hall, featuring more than 100
open until 2 a.m. No cover. Information: (575) local artists, craftspersons and vendors from
874-5200 or sunland-park.com. the Farmers Market and guest artists. Santa will
be on hand for pictures. Admission is free.
New Year’s Eve Dance — Christ the Information: (575) 589-0653, ardovinos.com or
Savior Catholic Church, 5301 Wadsworth, on Facebook at ArdovinosDC.
hosts its New Year’s Dance 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Chef Patrick Rosser from El Paso Community
Sunday, Dec. 31, as a church building fundrais- College will give cooking demos.
er. Music by New Star City Band. Admission:
$40 (includes setups, party favors and cham- Moms on Board Holiday Event — Moms
pagne at midnight). BYOB for liquor bottles on Board hosts the holiday shopping event with
only; munchies allowed. Cash bar. Menudo 40 vendors and 3 food trucks noon to 5 p.m.
available at the end of the dance. Information: Sunday, Dec. 3, at EPIC Railyard, 2201 E. Mills.
821-3766 or christthesaviorep.org. Kiddie corner with free picture with Santa
Claus, a kiddie library with story time, booths
focused on kid activities, and a silent auction.
Bazaars and fairs Firetruck on site 2 to 3 p.m. Admission is free;
Arts and Craft Show - 4 to 8 p.m. Friday donations welcome at the door. Information:
and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1-2, at 920-7200 or on Facebook. 
Bethany Christian Church, 10453 Springwood. Proceeds benefit the Moms on Board fund
The juried show and sale features original focused on bringing more family-friendly
works by several area artists, as well as a Trash amenities and businesses to El Paso.
to Treasure sale. Admission is free.
Information: 592-5977 or office@bcc-elp.org. Please see Page 9

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December Roundup ardovinos.com or on Facebook at a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in the Union Plaza Something for everyone
FarmersMarketatADC. District along Anthony Street. Information:
Cont’d from Page 8 Santa mall appearances — Santa’s annual
Yoga 9 to 10 a.m. Massage 9 a.m. to noon. 212-1780 or elpasoartsandculture.org.
Weekly events include kids’ coloring booth mall photo opportunities include: 
St. Pius X Bazaar — St. Pius X English and tent activities, educational talks, Master Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market • Basset Place Mall — 6101 Gateway West.
Evangelization Ministry hosts its annual arts and Gardener talks and live music. A Book Santa will appear daily through Dec. 24. Full
— More than 230 permanent vendors in arts,
crafts fair 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Exchange is the first and third Saturday. list of hours at shopbassettplace.com.
crafts, produce, baked goods and other food
St. Pius X Parish Community Center, 1050 N. “You Shop We Ship” shopping booth is open • Simon Malls — 8401 Gateway West,
items are offered at the market 8:30 a.m. to 1
Clarks.  The annual Blessing of the Cribs will Dec. 9 and 16.  through Dec. 24, and Sunland Park Mall, 750
p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays along a 7-block
also be held. Information: 929-1034. The Market will have “stocking stuffers Sunland Park Drive. Full schedule on Facebook
area of Main Street, Downtown. Information:
Winter Festival — The Hernando Middle galore” Dec. 23, including dog treats, jewelry, (575) 541-2288 or lascrucesfarmersmarket.org. at Cielo Vista Mall or Sunland Park Mall. Guests
School PTA presents the 2nd annual evening of candy and more. can avoid lines at Cielo Vista by making reser-
shopping, holiday entertainment, activities and Punk Rock Flea Market — El Paso’s fami- vations via simon.santasfastpass.com.
games, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at the Happy Hippie Holidaze Open House ly friendly punk rock market is 5 to 11 p.m. the Pet photos with Santa are 8:30 to 9 p.m. at
school, 3541 Rich Beem. Information: 937- — Hal Marcus Gallery, 1308 N. Oregon, hosts first and third Saturday of the month, at 1710 Cielo Vista, and 6 to 8 p.m. at Sunland Park
9800, its 47th annual Happy Holidaze Open House Joe Battle, with art, vinyl, retro, vintage, rocka- Mall Sunday, Dec. 10.
arts and crafts fair 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, billy items, collectibles, horror, punk-themed • Fountains at Farah, 8889 Gateway West.
Festival of Trees — Guadalupe Montessori and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9-10, with 25 items, antiques, kitsch, band shirts, natural Santa’s Workshop, located at Suite 1902, in
School’s 5th annual celebration of creativity, local vendors, plus appetizers, and live enter- front of the Christmas tree, is open noon to 9
beauty products, comics and more. All ages and
and community is Friday through Sunday, Dec. tainment. This year’s event also features origi- p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m.
pets welcome. Information: elpasopunkrock-
8-10, and Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 14- nal art by Tom Lea. 2018 “Amor Sin Fronteras” Sunday, through Dec. 24. Souvenir photo
fleamarket@gmail.com or on Facebook.
17, at the Old Curious Kumquat, 111 E. calendars available for $5. Visitors encouraged packages start at $19.99.
The market hosts additional events on select-
College in Downtown Silver City. Live trees, to come in hippie garb. Admission is free. • Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss — 1611 Haan
ed dates; see Facebook page for updated
handmade crafts and bake goods will be for Information: 533-9090 or halmarcus.com. Road. Santa will be returning for pictures with
schedule.
sale. Information: guadalupemontessori.org. Live entertainment includes Gene Keller, the guests through the season. See Freedom
Crossing at Fort Bliss for schedule at freedom-
Christmas Art and Craft Fair — The Beamers, Jorge Guzman, Cowboy Gospel Tabla Pop Up Mercado — The mercado
Band, Brandon Bailey Johnson (Saturday only) crossingatfortbliss.com or on Facebook.
Christmas fair is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first and third Saturday
and Nienna. The annual “Holiday of Heroes” tree lighting
Sunday, Dec. 9-10, at Sombra Antigua of each month (during the Downtown Farmer’s
event is 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, with
Vineyard and Winery, 430 La Viña Road (off Market), at 115 S Durango, Suite D, with art,
Christmas Craft Fair — Unitarian entertainment, crafts and other activities.
NM 28 between markers 8 and 9), in music, fashion, baked goods, pet goodies,
Universalist Community of El Paso, 4425 Byron • Outlet Shoppes at El Paso, 7051 S. Desert —
Chamberino, N.M., with local artists and crafts, soaps, skincare, handmade objects, food and
St., will host its annual bazaar and craft fair 10 Santa will make mall appearances on selected
wine and several classes hosted throughout the more. Admission is free. Information on
a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, with a variety dates through the season. Information: theout-
day. Admission is free. Information: (915) 309- Facebook at tablapopupmercado.
of crafts, gifts, music, and goodies will be for letshoppesatelpaso.com or on Facebook.
7219 or Sombraantigua.com.
• Cabela’s at West Towne Marketplace —
sale. Admission is free. Information: Kathy Upper Valley Artists and Farmers
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert 6450-10 N. Desert. Santa’s workshop is 9 a.m.
Anderson, 241-9456, or uuelpaso.org. Market — The artist and farmers market is 9
Crossing — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at to noon and 2 to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 2-23.
Downtown Artist and Farmers Market a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, at the Substation on
Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Photos are free.
— The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Doniphan at Sunset. Admission is free.
Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Well behaved pets • Mesilla Valley Mall — 700 S. Telshor in Las
Affairs Department’s market for area artists Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist
on leash welcome; brunch available for pur- Cruces. Santa photos are noon to 7 p.m.
and regionally grown agricultural products is 9 & Farmers Market.
chase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3,
Please see Page 10

December 2017 El Paso Scene Page 9
December Roundup How to Heal with Japanese UTEP Alumni Holiday Party — UTEP Center, 4800 Alberta, in the Paul Foster
Techniques — The Bhumi community, 1208 Alumni Association and the Office of Alumni Education Building, Room 211. Parking available
Cont’d from Page 9
Cincinnati, hosts an initiation on Level 1 and 2 Relations host the El Paso Chapter Holiday Part next to the clinic. Information: Carrie Wilkie,
of the Komyo Reiki Do System  6 to 9 p.m. from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at The (214) 708-2989, ccwilkie@elpasocrohns.com.
Monday through Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m.
Friday through Sunday, Dec. 1-3. Donations Venue Events and Ballroom, 6633 N. Mesa
Sundays through Dec. 24. Breakfast with
welcome. Information: 226-4502 or (213) 925- Suite 400. Cost is $35 in advance, $40 at the Scenic Sundays — Walkers, runners,
Santa and “Paws & Claus” Night pet photo
2471. door. Cocktails at 6, dinner at 7 and dancing cyclists and skaters are invited to enjoy Scenic
events are also scheduled. Information:
from 8 to 11. Door prizes, cash bar, silent auc- Drive, between Robinson and Wheeling, free of
mesillavalleymall.com Laughter Yoga Club of El Paso — The tion. Cocktail attire. Advance tickets through traffic from 7 a.m. to noon Sundays. Scenic
“Santa Cares” photos with special needs chil- club meets 1 to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 2
Dec. 5 at alumni.utep.edu or call 747-8600. Sundays give people the opportunity to walk,
dren are offered in special sensory-friendly and 9, at Dorris Van Doren Library Family
Non-perishable food items will be collected run, bike, or skateboard along Scenic Drive,
environment. Children can also enjoy coloring Room, 551 Redd, as a way to relax, let go of
for the UTEP Food Pantry. and offers views of El Paso and Juárez, Mexico.
and free snacks. Participants encouraged to stress and boost one’s attitude, energy, and Dogs on leash permitted. Information: 541-
RSVP at SantaCares.com. immune system with gratuitous laughter. La Fe International Chess Tournament 4416 or district2@elpasotexas.gov.
• 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Cielo Admission is free. Information: Luther or Susan — The one-day team and individual competi-
Vista Mall
• 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Sunland Park
at 217-8028. tion open to pre-k through 12th grade students For a good cause
from El Paso, Las Cruces and Juárez is 9 a.m.
Mall. Hop Chemistry — Dr. Stephen Taylor, pro- to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at La Fe
fessor of Brewing Chemistry at NMSU, and Veterans Day Dance — “Legacy of Valor”
Preparatory School, 616 E. Father Rahm.
‘The Fountains of Dream: Women in Carlos Guzman, head brewer of El Paso and American GI Forum-Paso del Norte’s 7th
Registration is $10 in advance or $15 on day of
Business’ — El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Brewing, will demystify the wide world of beer annual dance, “Honoring All Who Served” is 8
event. There will be one United States Chess p.m. to midnight Saturday, Dec. 2, at VFW
Commerce and the Women’s Border Business chemistry at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at El
Federation rated section for all ages. Food and Tigua Post, 8782.  Music by Little Mike and the
Center, 2401 E Missouri, host the luncheon 11 Paso Brewing Company, 810 Texas, Suite B, as
refreshments available during the event. Blues Kings. Call for cost. Information: 255-
a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at Ruth’s Christ part of  Insights and UTEP’s Centennial
Members of the LFPS Chess Club will sell raffle 8877 or legacyofvalor.2015@gmail.com.
Steak House, 889 Gateway West Ste 400 Museum’s new STEAM (Science, Technology,
tickets as a fundraiser. All proceeds benefit the
(Fountains at Farah). The luncheon will focus Engineering, Art, and Math) education mission,
LFPS Chess Club. Information: 545-7226 Christmas Street Gala — The 44th annual
on women behind successful organizations. “Nerd Nights.” Age 21 and older welcome. fund-raiser for the Paso Del Norte Children’s
Cost: $30 advance, $35 day of event. RSVP: Tickets: $8 (includes a four-beer flight) available Munson Center Christmas Dance — Development Center is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.
Addriana, 566-4066. at insightselpaso.org. Munson Center, 975 S. Mesquite, hosts two 5, at El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club
Christmas dances for senior adults in Las Place. Several lavish custom-designed
Cruces,  5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, and 2 to Christmas trees will be on display. Cocktails,
4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14. Tickets: $3. hors d’oeuvres, and no host bar. Dinner at 7
Information: (575)541-3000. p.m. Dress is cocktail attire. Tickets; $100;
Breakfast with Santa — Painted Dunes RSVP by Nov. 27. Information: 544-8484, ext.
Golf Course, 12000 McCombs, hosts the family 101. Information: christmas.street@pdnchil-
event 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, Dec. 10, with a drens.org or pdnchildrens.org.
waffle station, photos with Santa and crafts for A live auction of trees will be held; silent auc-
kids. Seatings at 10 and 11 a.m. and noon; tion of several items also held.
reservations required. Cost: $14.99 ($9.99 BMW Car Raffle — BMW of El Paso hosts
kids); includes free photo. Information: 821- a car raffle benefiting University Medical Center
2122 or painteddunes.com. and El Paso Children’s Hospital through the
Wreaths Across America National Foundation Volunteer Corps’ Volunteer
Veteran’s Remembrance Day — Congress. Winning ticket will be drawn at a
Exchange Club of El Club and other civic dinner hosted by the Volunteer Corps at 6 p.m.
organizations will host the ceremony  at 10 Wednesday, Dec. 13, Sunland Park Racetrack
a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, in the Rostrum at the and Casino. Tickets: $250; includes raffle, din-
Fort Bliss National Cemetery, 5200 Fred ner and entertainment for two; available from
Wilson. This year’s theme is “Remember, Carolyn Williams at 521-7229, ext. 80528 or
Honor and Teach” with laying of wreaths cwilliams@umcelpaso.org
beginning as soon as the trucks arrive a couple ‘B-Warm’ Blanket Drive — The Braden
of hours before the ceremony. Public should Aboud Memorial Foundation’s blanket drive
arrive no later than 9:45 a.m. to avoid parking runs through Dec. 16. New blankets, twin
and crowds. The ceremony is free and open to size or larger will be collected Saturdays at the
the public. Information: Mike De Frank,859- B Strong Office in Placita Santa Fe, 5024
5279, Linda Cox at (914)590-2975  or Doniphan, #2. Information, additional drop-off
exchangeclub2278.clubexpress.com. sites: 833-0393 or bradenaboud.com.
Geeks Who Drink — The homegrown Pub Winter Solstice Costume party — A
Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and “Phantom of the Opera” winter solstice cele-
the UK, host quiz nights at various locations in bration is 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at Snow
El Paso. Themed quizzes also held periodically. White’s Never Neverland, 5404 Fleetwood, to
Participation is free for most events. benefit Frontera Land Alliance.
Information, registration: geekswhodrink.com. Information/RSVP on Facebook.
Schedule subject to change:
• Glass Half Full Tap Room at Alamo Blanket Drive — El Paso Fire Department
Drafthouse, 250 E. Montecillo, 5 p.m. Sundays and Extreme Weather Task Force collects new
and 8 p.m. Tuesdays blankets to very young, elderly and/or ill in
• Forma Pizzeria, 7130 N Mesa, 7 p.m. need through the winters. New blankets can be
Tuesday dropped off any time at all El Paso Fire
• Dead Beach Brewery, 406 Durango, 7 p.m. Stations. Information: 667-0206 or 834-5772.
Wednesday Those in need of blankets may call 2-1-1
• Black Orchid Lounge, 6127 N Mesa, 7 p.m. Texas for assistance.
Wednesday
El Paso Humane Society — Regular
• Craft & Social, 305 E Franklin, 8 p.m.
adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday
Thursday
through Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
• Thunderbird Taproom at Whole Foods, 100
and Sunday, at 4991 Fred Wilson. All pets are
Pitt, 7 p.m. Thursdays.
spayed/neutered, microchipped, licensed and
El Paso Crohns & Autoimmune vaccinated. Adoption fees: $100 (additional $10
Disease Support Group — The support for pets four months age or older for city
group final meeting of the year is 6 p.m. the rabies certificate). Information: 532-6971 or
third Tuesday of the month (Dec. 19) on the hselpaso.org.
campus of Tech University Health Sciences
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December Roundup Club news
Cont’d from Page 10 Singles in the Son - The group develops
friendships among Christian singles ages 30 to
Operation Santa Claus — New and gently 50. Bible study held Thursday nights. Weekend
used toys and bikes for the needy children of events subject to change. All denominations are
the El Paso/Fort Bliss area may be dropped off welcome. Membership is free. Information:
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, at Andy, 471-1997, SinglesInTheSon@yahoo.com
the Fort Bliss Op Santa warehouse, Bldg. 1123 or on Facebook.
or at any El Paso Fire Station, 24 hours a day,
365 days a year. For a pickup, volunteer infor- Westside Welcome Club — The nonprof-
mation: 568-1010, opsanta57@hotmail.com. it group is open to both newcomers and long-
Information on Facebook at OpSantaClaus. time residents. Information: westsidewelcome-
club.com.
Winter Giving Project Biblioteca The monthly free newcomers coffee is 10
Infantil — Warm hats, scarfs and gloves are a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at Ella Blu, 5410 N. Mesa.
being accepted for the children of the No RSVP necessary. 
Biblioteca Infantil library in Rancho Anapra. The monthly luncheon and Holiday Bazaar is
Toys, school supplies and new jackets and Wednesday, Dec. 13, at El Paso Country Club,
sweaters are also welcomed. Information: Eina 5000 Country Club Road. Bazaar opens at 10
Holder 867-1014. a.m. (set up at 9 a.m.). Luncheon begins at
11:30 a.m. Entertainment by Laurie Koval.
Fort Bliss Newcomers welcome; reservations required.
Anyone entering Fort Bliss must have a valid Cost: $22. Information, reservations: 449-2121.
driver’s license, car insurance and registration. L‘Alliance Française d’El Paso — The
Check beforehand to see which gates are open nonprofit cultural institute, founded in 1964,
to the public. Public access is available through promotes French culture and  language.
the Sheridan, Chaffee and Buffalo Soldiers gates Information: 585-1789, 497-2453 (Spanish),
to West Bliss, and Biggs and Old Ironsides gates cgomez@afofelpaso.com, afofelpaso.com or on
to East Bliss. Facebook at AllianceFrancaiseElPaso.
Fort Bliss Tree Lighting ceremonies — Celebrate the holiday season with food,
The annual holiday tree lighting us 5 p.m. French Christmas Carols, and gag gift exchange
Thursday, Dec. 7, at Center Chapel One, 315 fun at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at University
Pershing, with a special appearance by Santa Presbyterian Church, 244 Resler. Cost: $38
Claus, choir performance by Bliss Elementary ($30 members). 
School and free refreshments. Information: Event information: 585-1789, josette.shaugh-
568-1519. nessy@gmail.com, afofelpaso.com. 
Spring session of French classes start Jan.
Holiday Festival — The family event is 5 to 20at University Presbyterian Church, 244
8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at Biggs Park, 1388 Sgt. Resler. Information: 346-3810 or 585-1789.
Major Blvd, on Fort Bliss. This year’s theme is
“Gingerbread House,” with free photos with Germania Club — The Germania Club of
Santa, Gingerbread House Making Contest, El Paso will hold its annual Christmas Party at
snow making, train rides and design-your-own noon Sunday, Dec. 10, at the Underwood Golf
gingerbread cookie. Bring a blanket and chair Course, 3200 Coe, Fort Bliss. Information,
to watch a holiday movie in the park. Cocoa reservations: 755-5471.
and coffee offered. Dress for the weather. Discover El Paso — Information: discov-
Public invited. Information: 588-8247. erep.org. Christmas party is noon Tuesday,
Holiday Brunch at the Centennial — Dec. 5, at Coronado Country Club. Cost: $23.
Centennial Banquet and Conference Center, RSVP by Nov. 29: 598-6376.
11199 Sgt. E. Churchill, on Fort Bliss, hosts its El Paso Philatelic Society  — The El Paso
annual holiday feast 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, stamp club meets 7 to 9 p.m. the second
Dec. 10, with breakfast favorites and desserts Tuesday of every month (Dec. 12) at St.
along with champagne, mimosas and wine. Clement’s Episcopal Church, 810 N. Campbell
Seating will be available by reservation only. (at Montana). Meetings include educational pre-
Cost: $22.95 ($11.95 age 5 to 10; age 4 and sentations and an auction of materials submit-
younger eat free). Reservations: 744-8427. ted by club members. Admission is free for
Friday at The Fire — Fort Bliss’s Freedom first-time visitors; $12 annual membership fee.
Crossing hosts free live music featuring local Information: 833-5154.
performers 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays at the outdoor Military Order of the World Wars —
fireplace. DJ music at 6 p.m. Information: 564- The  El Paso Chapter’s annual Christmas Sing-
5311 or freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com. A-Long is 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Great
High Stakes Bingo — The Centennial at American Steakburger, 701 Mesa Hills, led by
Fort Bliss hosts a New Year’s Eve Bingo event Camy. Bring a friend. Information: 755-4038.
with a chance to win up to $12,000 in cash International Coin Club — El Paso’s only
prizes at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, with dinner coin club meets at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the sec-
buffet and a cash bar. Doors open at 4 p.m. ond Monday of the month at St. Paul’s United
Ticket buy-in: $50 (includes bingo paper pack, Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere. Business
dinner, and a champagne toast to the New meeting starts around 6:30 p.m. Numismatic
Year. Open to all valid DoD ID card holders 18 presentations start at 7 p.m. with auction to
and older, and guests. Information: 744-8427. follow. Visitors always welcome, and admission
Old Fort Bliss — Building 5054, corner of free for first-time visitors. Information: 533-
Pershing and Pleasanton Roads, Fort Bliss. The 6001 or elpasocoinclub.com.
Old West days of the “Soldiers of the Pass” are Toastmasters Amigo Club — The
relived through replicas of the original adobe Toastmasters International club meets 6 to
fort buildings and military artifacts, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays in Hospitals of Providence
Magoffinsville Post 1854 to 1868. Hours are 9 Transmountain Campus, 2000 Transmountain,
a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; by first floor conference room. The club develops
appointment only Saturday. Admission is free. Information: 691092. toastmastersclubs.org.
Information: 568-4518 or 588-8482 or on
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For event tickets sold through Ticketmaster, Christmas show at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at
call 1-800-745-3000 or go to ticketmaster.com. the Plaza Theatre. This year’s guests include
Unless indicated, prices listed do not include David Benoit, Rick Braun and Peter White, and
service charges. introduced Selina Albright (subject to change).
Tickets: $45-$115 (Ticketmaster).
Ozuna — One of the hottest reggaeton and
trap singers in Latin music performs Thursday,
Bad Bunny — One of biggest rising stars in
Nov. 30, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E.
Latin trap music performs at 8 p.m. Friday,
Paisano, for his “Odisea Society USA Tour.”
Dec. 15, at the El Paso County Coliseum.
Tickets: $61, $81, $101 and $126.50.
Tickets are $40-$90 (Ticketmaster). Born
(Ticketmaster). Information: 533-9899.
Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, the 23-year-
Ricardo Montaner — The Argentinean old Puerto Rican is a singer, songwriter and
singer-songwriter known for his romantic bal- producer of Latin trap, rap and hip-hop music.
lads performs at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, His latest release, “El Conejo Malo,” features
at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $59-$200 the songs “Si Tu Novio Te Deja Sola” with J
(Ticketmaster). Balvin and “Me Acostumbre” with Arcángel.
Horizon Tour featuring California DJ Sparta — The rock band performs a benefit
Seven Lions — 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, with concert for El Paso Community Foundation is
Tritonal and Kill The Noise, at Buchanan’s at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Tricky Falls,
Event Center, 11540 Pellicano. All ages show. 209 S. El Paso, with Emily Davis and the
Tickets: $16 (eventbrite.com). Murder Police. All ages event. Tickets are free,
Sexy Seniors Party featuring ‘The but must be reserved on Trickyfalls.com.
Original Cornell Gunther’s Coasters’ Donations accepted at the door.
— The high energy group performs 7:30 p.m. This is the band’s first El Paso concert in five
Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Flickinger Center, years. Sparta consists of Cully Symington, Matt
1110 New York, in Alamogordo, N.M., with Miller, Gabriel Gonzalez and Jim Ward, a mem-
hits “Charlie Brown,” “Searchin’,” “Poison Ivy,” ber of the El Paso Community Foundation
“Smokey Joe’s Café,” “Yakety Yak,” plus board. Sparta’s new single is “Graveyard
Motown and soul. Admission: $27.50. Luck.”
Information: (575) 437-2202 or (575) 520- A Very Electric Christmas —
8776. Tickets available at flickingercenter.com. Impact|Programs of Excellence presents
‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Lightwire Theater’s all-age adventure at 2 p.m.
Murder.’ — Broadway in El Paso presents Sunday, Dec. 17, at Lee Ross Capshaw
the hit comedy at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Auditorium (in Coronado High School).
Wednesday, Dec. 5-6, at the Plaza Theatre. Dancers and glow-in-the-dark puppets tell a
Tickets: $30-$70 (Ticketmaster). Information: magical story of family and friendships featuring
231-1111, ElPasoLive.com/Broadway or on music by Nat King Cole, Mariah Carkey and
Facebook at Broadway in El Paso. Tchaikovsky. Ticket information: 545-5068 or
Getting away with murder can be so much impactprogramsofexcellence.org.
fun … and there’s no better proof than the Santa’s helpers are putting the final touches
hilarious hit show that won the 2014 Tony for on presents as a young bird named Max and his
Best Musical. It’s the story of Monty Navarro, family head south for the winter. He encoun-
an heir to a family fortune who sets out to ters friendly caroling worms, dancing poinset-
jump the line of succession by eliminating the tias, nutcracker soldiers, mischievous mice and
eight pesky relatives who stand in his way ... the evil Rat King.
and be done in time for tea. ‘A Drag Queen Christmas: The
Mannheim Steamroller — Mannheim Naughty Tour’ — The show starring con-
Steamroller by Chip Davis, America’s favorite testants from RuPaul’s Drag Race on VH-1 is 8
holiday tradition for more than 30 years, per- p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, at the Plaza
forms Tuesday, Dec. 5, at NMSU’s Pan Theatre. Tickets: $20-$50 (Ticketmaster).
American Center, in Las Cruces. Grammy win- Meet and Greet VIP packages available:
ner Chip Davis has created a show that fea- DragFans.com.
tures Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics The evening of holiday songs and drag per-
along with a selection of compositions from formances with favorite queens features
Chip’s groundbreaking Fresh Aire series. Season 9 Drag Race winner, Sasha Velour, run-
Tickets: $42.80-$53.50 (Ticketmaster). ner-up Trinity Taylor as host, Shea Coulee, Aja,
Latrice Royale, Naomi Smalls, Chi Chi Devayne
Trans-Siberian Orchestra — Trans- and Kim Chi.
Siberian Orchestra returns at 3 and 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 6, in UTEP’s Don Haskins ‘The Great Russian Nutcracker’ —
Center, sponsored by the Hallmark Channel. The Moscow Ballet presents the 25th anniver-
The “rock holiday tradition for a new genera- sary performances of the holiday classic at 3
tion” will showcase their unique combination and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, and noon
of storytelling, musicianship and spectacular Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24, at the Plaza
production effects. Previous shows in the area Theatre. Tickets start at $28 (Ticketmaster).
have sold out. Tickets on sale Sept. 15 Group discounts and VIP packages available.
(Ticketmaster). Information: nutcracker.com.
The performance features 40 Russian dancers
Sin Bandera — The Grammy-winning Latin performing Tchaikovsky’s timeless score.
pop duo’s “Última Vez” Tour is 8 p.m. Friday,
Dec. 8, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s
%59.50, $79.50, $99.50 and $125. Doorway to Magic’ — The new Disney
(Ticketmaster). Live! presentation comes to El Paso for five
performances Jan. 6-7, at the Abraham
Dave Koz ‘A Smooth Jazz Christmas’ Chavez Theatre, with Mickey, Minnie, Donald,
— The Grammy-nominated saxophonist and El
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Ticket Dancing with The Stars Live! — The
hottest dance show on television returns at
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7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, at Abraham Chavez
Theater. Tickets: $45, $55 and $75. VIP pack-
Goofy and 25 favorite Disney characters. Show
ages: $199 to $599 (Ticketmaster).
time is 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1, 4 and 7
p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $20-$60 (Ticketmaster). Shen Yun 2018 — The celebration of 5,000
years of Chinese culture through music and
Tony Pace — Showtime! El Paso presents an
dance returns to the area for three shows
evening of quick comedic wit and musical talent
March 3-4, at The Plaza Theatre.
at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Abraham
Performances are 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1
Chavez Theatre. Individual tickets: $30; $10
p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $80-$120. Information:
age 6-25 (Ticketmaster). Information: 544-
1-800-380-8265 or ShenYun.com/El-Paso.
2022 or showtimeelpaso.com.
‘Rent 20th Anniversary Tour’ — TobyMac — The Christian rocker headlines
the 2018 “Hits Deep Tour” is 7 p.m. Saturday,
Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony
March 10, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center,
Award-winning masterpiece returns to the
with Mandisa, Danny Gokey, Ryan Stevenson
stage in a 20th anniversary touring production
and Finding Favour. Presented by Food for the
at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 16-
Hungry. Tickets: $15-$70 (Ticketmaster).
17, at the Plaza Theatre, as part of the
Information: awakeningevents.com.
Broadway in El Paso series. Tickets: $30-$70
(Ticketmaster). Information: 231-1111, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo – One of
ElPasoLive.com/Broadway or on Facebook at rock’s most successful unions presents and inti-
Broadway in El Paso. mate acoustic show at 7:30 p.m. Sunday,
March 18, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets:
David Crowder Band — The Christian
$39.50 to $92; (Ticketmaster). VIP tickets avail-
rock band’s “Texas Takeover Tour” is 7:30
able online only: $192-$392.50
p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Abraham Chavez
Theatre. Tickets: $19-$40 (Ticketmaster). Romeo Santos — “The King” bachata singer
and former lead vocalist of Aventura presents
‘The Price is Right, Live!’ — The hit
his “Golden Tour” at 8 p.m. Saturday, March
interactive stage show returns to the are 7:30
24, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets:
p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, at NMSU’s Pan
$32.75-$103.75; includes some VIP tickets
American Center; celebrity host to be
available (Ticketmaster).
announced. Tickets: $35-$55. (Ticketmaster).
Rodney Carrington — The comedian, Maluma — The popular Colombian reggae-
ton singer returns to El Paso at 8 p.m. Friday,
actor, singer, and Texas native brings his “Here
April 20, at El Paso County Coliseum. His per-
Comes the Truth” tour to El Paso at 7 p.m.
formance earlier this year sold out. Tickets:
Friday, Jan. 26, at the Abraham Chavez
$50.50, $80.50, $100.50, $120.50 and $150.50
Theatre. Tickets: $42.25 to $177.25. For
(Ticketmaster).
mature audiences only.
The Coteries — The Colorado trio per- Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ — Broadway in
El Paso presents the borderland premiere of
forms at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at the
the superhit musical May 30-June 10, at the
Buckhorn Opera House in Pinos Altos, N.M. as
Plaza Theatre. Tickets on sale Dec. 4.
part of the Mimbres Region Arts Council’s
(Ticketmaster). Information: 231-1111,
Indie/Folk Series. Tickets: $20; $15 MRAC
ElPasoLive.com/Broadway or on Facebook at
members. Information: (575) 538-2505 or
Broadway in El Paso.
mimbresarts.org.
Flans — The all-Mexicana group performs Glenn Miller Orchestra — The band per-
forms many of the original arrangements of hits
their biggest hits at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3,
by the legendary Glenn Miller at 7 p.m.
at The Plaza Theatre as part of their “Así
Monday, June 18, at the Plaza Theatre.
Somos” Tour. Tickets: $48-$140
Tickets: $45, $55 and $64 (Ticketmaster).
(Ticketmaster)
Jo Koy — The comedian Jo Koy brings his David Sedaris — The best-selling comic
author and humorist appears at 8 p.m. Friday,
wild and energetic show to El Paso at 8 p.m.
April 27, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $24.75
Friday, Feb. 9, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets:
to $52.50 (Ticketmaster).
$30-$45; VIP packages available (Ticketmaster).
Valentine’s Super Love Jam — Rose Venues & series
Royce, Peaches and Herb, GQ, Color Me
Badd, Lighter Shade of Brown, Malo, JoJo/Mary
El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway.
Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and
Jane Girls, The Chi-Lites, The Moments and
9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m.
Eddie Holmanare are featured at this year’s
Sunday. Tickets: $6 Thursday, $12 Friday and
Love Jam at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at
Saturday; $8 Sunday, unless otherwise listed.
UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $28 and
Closed Dec. 17, 24-25. Age 17 and older
$50 (Ticketmaster).
admitted. VIP Booths $10 more per ticket for
Blake Shelton — The country superstar’s all shows; available at ticketweb.com.
“Country Music Freaks” Tour comes to Las Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233),
Cruces, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at laff2nite.com or on Facebook.
NMSU’s Pan American Center, with Brett • Nov. 30-Dec. 3: Ed Schwartz
Eldredge, Carly Pearce and special guest Trace • Dec. 14-16: Hypnotist “The Sandman”
Adkins. Tickets: $43-$92. VIP packages start at • Dec. 21-23: The Greg Wilson.
$179 (Ticketmaster).
Club Here I Love You — 115 S. Durango.
Power Rangers Live — The North Specializing in electronic and DJ music. Most
American Tour celebrating the 25th anniver- events are 18 and older, unless listed other-
sary of Saban’s Power Rangers is 4 p.m. wise. Tickets on eventbrite.com. Information:
Sunday, Feb. 18, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. 307-7736 or on Facebook.
Doors open at 3 p.m. Tickets: $29.75-$89.75. • Golf Clap — The Detroit DJ duos performs
VIP packages are $151.50. Information: power- as part of the club’s SO:ON series at 9 p.m.
rangerslive.com.

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Ticket brates the Tenth Anniversary of their album
“The Cleansing” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec.
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14, with Upon A Burning Body, Winds Of
Plague, Slaughter to Prevail, Prison and Violent
Friday, Dec. 1, with opening acts Worldpeace, Vendetta. Tickets: $22-$25.
Glitterface, b2b and Jason O. Tickets: $10 in • Sparta — The rock band performs a benefit
advance; $15 at the door. for El Paso Community Foundation at 7 p.m.
• Justin Jay — The electronic music artist per- Saturday, Dec. 16, with Emily Davis and the
forms at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7. All ages Murder Police. All ages event. Tickets are free,
show. Tickets: $12-$15. but must be reserved on Trickyfalls.com.
• refused. Showcase — The dubfire showcase Donations accepted at the door. 
featuring Justin James, Chris Rusu and Dustin Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828
Holtsberry is 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8. $12.54. Montana. Shows are at 9 p.m., unless other-
• Gabriel & Dresden — The electronic duo wise listed. Admission: $5 at the door (addi-
and winner of International Dance Music tional surcharge for minors). Information: 591-
Awards’ “Best American DJ” will play a four- 7625 or Facebook.
hour set for their “The Only Road Tour” at • WVRM — 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, with
midnight, Saturday, Dec. 9. Opening act Pete Funeral Chic and Pickwick Commons, with
Soul goes on at 10 p.m. and Ado at 11 p.m. local bands Hereafter the Wave, Monrowe and
Tickets: $25 ($4 extra for minors). the Grave Aesthetic. Tickets: $5.
• Nick Hook and DJ Earl — The Nick Hook • Lifelink — The melodic hardcore band per-
(Fools Gold) and DJ Earl (Teklife) perform as forms Thursday, Dec. 7, with Blood Between
part of the SO:ON series at 9 p.m. Friday, Us, Know Suffer and Monrowe. Tickets: $5.
Dec. 15, with Rob Bass (LNSC/ALB.NM). • No Sleep Tour — The tour with Set Your
Tickets: $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Anchor and Shinebright is Monday, Dec. 11.
• Desert Hearts — The house techno four- • Empyrean Throne — Hardcore band per-
some’s “Take A Ride Tour” is 9 p.m. Saturday, forms Wednesday, Dec. 13, with Wolf King.
Dec. 16. Tickets $15 ($5 door charge). • No Silent XMas Shoe — Davey Suicide head-
• Bryan Kearney — The Irish DJ makes his El lines the show benefiting Toys for Tots 7 p.m.
Paso debut at 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, with Sunday, Dec. 17. Tickets: $10; $5 with a new
local support Ado and Gusso. Tickets: $25 ($4 unwrapped toy.
minor fee at the door). • Crazytown — The band behind the hit
Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. “Butterfly” performs at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec.
Surcharge for ages under 21. Tickets at low- 18. Tickets: $10 in advance; $15 at the door.
browpalace.com.
• Giraffage — The electronic music producer Spencer Theater for Performing Arts
performs 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, with — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information:
Sweater Beats and Wingtip. Tickets: $20-$25. (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
• AJJ — The folk-punk band performs 9 p.m. • ‘The Nutcracker’ — Dali Ballet Company
Monday, Dec. 4, with Treasure Mammal. presents their original adaptation at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$17. Friday, and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8-9.
• Prayers — Electronic rock duo, 8 p.m. Tickets: $30.
Thursday, Dec. 7, with Wars of Icaza. $17-$20. • Flying J Wranglers — The regional favorites
• MC Chris — The rapper performs at 9:30 perform their holiday show at 7 p.m. Thursday,
p.m. Friday, Dec. 8. Tickets: $14-$16. Dec. 21. Tickets: $29-$39.
• Mark Farina — Chicago disc jockey, 10 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 9, with Joe N. $20-$25. Flickinger Center for Performing Arts
• Skating Polly — The alt rock band performs — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo.
9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, with Starcrawler and Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickinger-
The Genders. Tickets: $10-$12. center.com.
• Fleetmac Wood — The remix project dedi- • Imago die Academy performs at 6:30 p.m.
cated to Fleetwood Mac is 10 p.m. Saturday, Friday, Dec. 1.
Dec. 16. Tickets: $8-$10. • Sexy Seniors Party featuring “The Original
• Night Drive with Bogan Via — Synth-pop Cornell Gunther’s Coasters” is 7:30 p.m.
group, 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, with Dirty Saturday, Dec. 2. Admission: $27.50.
Circuits. Tickets: $10-$12. • Academy of Ballet presents “The
• The Dirty River Boys — The Austin indie Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday,
bluegrass band originally from El Paso performs Dec. 8-9. Tickets to be announced.
at 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30. $12-$15. • Mariachi Christmas is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.
12. Tickets: $18, $28 and $38.
Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: • Father B. Hay School Recital is 6:30 p.m.
351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com, holdmyt- Wednesday, Dec. 13.
icket.com or ticketfly.com. • Oregon Elementary’s program is 6:30 p.m.
• The Creepshow — The psychobilly band Friday, Dec. 15.
performs 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, with Ian • Brass Transit, The Chicago Tribute performs
Rosewood and extremity. Tickets: $10. at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18. Toronto’s dynam-
• Pale Waves — Manchester rock band, 9 p.m. ic, crowd-pleasing studio-tight Chicago tribute!
Monday, Dec. 4, with The Candescents. The band’s show includes all the hits from
Tickets: $10-$12. Chicago’s golden age, 1969-1976. Tickets: $18,
• Whitechapel — The deathcore band’s $28 and $38.
“Decade of Defilement Tour” is 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 9, with guests Carnifex, Rings NM Tech Performing Arts Series —
of Saturn, Entheos, and So This Is Suffering. Performances are 7:30 p.m. at New Mexico
Tickets: $24-$26.  Tech’s Macey Center in Socorro, N.M.
• The Drums — The New York indie pop Information: nmtpas.org.
band performs 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, with • “Socorro Sings” fundraising performance is
Hoops. Tickets: $20 ($40 balcony). Friday, Dec. 1. Tickets: $20 ($18 senior; $10
• wifisfuneral — The hip-hop artist’s Boy Who youth $5 NMT students).
Cried Wolf Tour is 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, • Mariachi Christmas is Saturday, Dec. 9, with
with Danny Towers, 458keez, Cris Dinero and mariachi bands and folklorico dancers. Tickets:
DJ Yazmine. Tickets: $15. $20 ($18 senior; $10 youth).
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‘A World of Guitar’ — Guitarist Nathan p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at Rio Grande Theatre,
Cornelius is this year’s featured artist for El 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown
Paso Pro-Musica’s Young Artist Development Mall. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door.
Series in collaboration with the Peabody Information: (575) 646-2222 or
Conservatory and John Hopkins University, RioGrandeTheatre.com.
Nov. 30-Dec. 2. The residency features
appearances at schools, senior centers, and
The El Paso Brass was founded more than 40
years ago. Their three CDs are “Happy
Krystyna “Snow Angel”
pop-up performances at various locations. Holidays,” “Effervescent Brass” and “Let It
Information: 747-8163 or eppm.org. Snow!” Renata
• “Twilight Tour Concert” is 6 p.m. Thursday,
Holiday Concert — El Paso Wind My 2017 Robbins
Nov. 30, at the Double Eagle restaurant, 2355
Symphony, directed by Ron Hufstader, opens
Calle de Guadalupe on the Mesilla (NM) Plaza.
Tickets: $25.
its 22nd season at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at Christmas Sunday,
UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, with its holi-
• Main performance, is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec.
1, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall,
day performance. Tickets: $10 ($5 students, Miniature Dec. 10
military, seniors). Information: elpasowindsym-
Tickets: $25; $20 seniors, military; $5 youth. Sale! Noon-5pm
phony.com.
• El Paso Pro Musica Guild’s 3rd annual
El Paso Wind Symphony is a professional con-
Holiday Progressive Dinner benefiting Pro- 5070 Yucca Place
cert band made primarily of residents of the
Musica’s education programs begins at 5:30
Greater El Paso Area, most of whom are band
Upper Valley — Off Country Club
p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Ardovino’s Desert
directors in public and private schools. Retablos, Slates, Miniatures and Small
Crossing in Sunland Park, for wine and hors
Winter Ball on the Border — El Paso
Paintings, Christmas Specials
d’oeuvres. Dinner entree, and champagne and Time Payments on Large Paintings!
desserts follow at private homes. The public is Choral Society hosts its gala event 6 p.m. to
invited; reservations required. Cost: $100. midnight Saturday, Dec. 9, at Summit Hall, 120 Come Paint with Me in
Tickets and reservations: 747-8163 or N. Festival, with dinner, drinks, and dancing to Ruidoso, New Mexico!
eppm.org. Azucar with the highlight of arias performed by
Special guests include Cornelius and Zuill professional opera singers. Jan. 8-11 at Innsbrook Village
Bailey, Grammy-winning international cellist Cost: $100. Information: 433-7897 or Small Class, Beginners Welcome
and artistic director of Pro-Musica. epchoralsociety.org. Oils and Acrylics

‘String Passages’ — The UTEP Virtuosi Piano Recital — The students of Alfredo
Accommodations available.
krystyna_robbins@sbcglobal.net
Concert 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at Fox Poblano will perform classic and modern pieces (915) 584 0953 or (915) 309 1898
Fine Arts Recital Hall, featuring string music by at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Chamizal
Vivaldi, Mozart, Hovhaness, Telemann and National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial.
www.krystynarobbins.com
Bridge. Featured soloists are Johanny Barbosa Admission is free. Information: 532-7273.
and Amy Miller with guest conductor Dr.
Stephen Nordstrom. Tickets are $5 ($3 stu-
New Year’s Music Festival — El Paso
Choral Society and Orchestra hosts two nights
dents/military; free with UTEP ID).
of performances at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 30-31, at
Information: 747-5606 or music.utep.edu.
the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Information:
‘O, Come to Us Messiah’ — NMSU 259-4999. Tickets: $20-$60; available through
Department of Music presents the University Ticketmaster.
Choirs and Masterworks Chorus in a concert • Saturday, Dec. 30: The family opera “Amahl
of classics and contemporary carols at 7:30 and the Night Visitors,” a family-friendly, fully-
p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at St. Paul’s United staged opera performed by a 100-voice choir,
Methodist Church, 225 W. Griggs in Las professional orchestra, and professional
Cruces. Admission is free. Information: (575) soloists. Amahl, a shepherd boy, attempts to
646-2067 or music.nmsu.edu. tell his mother about an unusual star that he
has seen outside. Through his generosity and
First Armored Division Band Holiday
selflessness, all become witness to a miracle. El
Concert — The First Armored Division Band
Paso Brass will also perform festive holiday
at Fort Bliss presents its free annual holiday
music.
show, “An American Holiday Festival” at 7:30
• Sunday, Dec. 31: The orchestra, singers and
p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Plaza Theatre.
chorus will perform a Viennese New Year’s
Doors open at 6:45 p.m. No tickets required.
Eve Concert, with famous waltzes, favorite
Information: 568-2263, 568-7001, or on
operatic arias, and an exciting chorus per-
Facebook at 1stArmoredDivisionBand.
formed by a 100-voice choir, professional
The concert features holiday “pops” music
orchestra, and professional soloists. Directed
with different genres, including blues, jazz,
by Prentice Loftin.
country, Latin and rock.
El Paso Society for Musicians of the
LCSO with Kirstin Chavez — Las Cruces
Future - Classical musicians ages 8 to 19 are
Symphony Orchestra, directed by Lonnie Klein,
invited to apply through Jan. 31, 2018 for this
presents the guest soprano vocalist Dec. 2-3 at
year’s competition, open to instruments and
NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall. Chavez will per-
voice. First, 2nd and 3rd Place cash awards
form Georges Bizet Carmen Suite. Also fea-
offered, as well as recognition for achievement.
tured is Johann Strauss’s “Roses from the
Information: 449-0619. Applications: epsmf.org.
South” and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s
The 2018 New Instruments Award Program
“Capriccio Italien.” Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
is also open for classical musicians age 8-19,
Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $35, $40
based on musical excellence, academic achieve-
and $45. Information: (575) 646-3709 or
ment and unmet financial need.
lascrucessymphony.com.
El Paso Brass — KRWG presents one of the El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Music
longest continually performing brass quintets in Festival — El Paso Pro-Musica presents its
America, composed of key members of the El annual festival Jan 4-28. Information: 747-8163
Paso Symphony Orchestra and other distin- or eppm.org.
guished artists from across the Southwest, at 7

December 2017 El Paso Scene Page 15
and older admitted with ID. Information: 351- Harpeth Rising — The “chamberfolk” band
6023 or on Facebook at laparadaep. hosts a debut performance promoting their
new album “Against all Tide” in the Las Cruces
Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
House Concerts series 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec.
— 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Age 18 and older wel-
8. Performance begins at 7 p.m. with a 6 p.m.
come. Molotov returns at 8:30 p.m. Saturday,
social potluck hour. Cost: $20 suggested dona-
Dec. 2. Mariachi music featured 1-5 p.m.
tion. RSVP, location: kmforestal@yahoo.com.
Howling Coyote Open Mic — The open La Parada — The monthly grassroots event Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays.
Information: harpethrising.com.
mic event is 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at Center celebrating local culture and lifestyles is 5 p.m. Admission is usually free. Information: 860-
for Spiritual Living, 575 N. Main, on Las Cruces to 2 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at San Carlos Building, 7777 or speakingrock.com. Check website for Nosotros — The Latin band performs at 7:30
Downtown Main Street. Free admission to par- 501 Texas. Live music by Chris Ojeda schedule of tribute bands. p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Rio Grande
ticipants and audience. Information: Melody (Hardpop), Brian PD (Hardpop/ Pastillo Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces
Burns (575) 525-9333 or bobandmelody@sbc- Digital), Get the Honey, Crybaby, Free David
A Big Band Christmas Concert — Jazz
Downtown Mall. Admission: $10. Information:
Unlimited Big Band, with vocalist Jachin Ford,
global.net. Lasagna dinner served 5:30 to 7 Casto, and Ledezma. Live art by Cimi. (575) 541-2290 or riograndetheatre.org.
hosts its annual holiday concert at 7 p.m.
p.m.; suggested donation is $5. Vendor booths 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets: $5, age 18
Sunday, Dec. 3, at St. Mark’s United Methodist Las Cruces Ukes — The ukulele group per-
Church, 5005 Love Road. The 17-piece band forms at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at the
plays seasonal favorites in swing, rock, Latin Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main, Las Cruces.
and jazz styles. Admission is free, donations Admission: $5 (cash only). Information: (575)
welcome. Information: 637-4569. 541-2290 or riograndetheatre.org.
‘Aztec Myths & Legends’ — A narrated
concert by OME and Boutique Concerts is 8 to Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino —
9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8-9 and 1200 Futurity Dr., Sunland Park, N.M.
Dec. 14-15, at The Host, 409 Executive Information: (575) 874-5200 or Sunland-
Center Blvd, Suite Cost: $45; available at bou- Park.com/entertainment. Free live music is 9
tiqueconcerts.ticketspice.com. Information: p.m. Fridays, featuring Latin and regional music;
242-7824, omeworld.com or on Facebook. and Saturdays featuring rock and pop variety.
Mariachi music is 5 p.m. Sundays.

‘The Nutcracker’— El Paso Ballet Theatre Folklorico celebrates the culture of Mexico
and UTEP’s 8th annual presentation of Pyotr through traditional song and dance in a vibrant
Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet is 7 p.m. performance at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at
Friday, Dec. 1, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San
Tickets: $15 to $25, available through Marcial. Admission: $5. Information: 727-7406.
Ticketmaster or the UTEP Ticket Office, 747-
‘Nocturnal’ — El Paso Community
5234. Information: 760-6002 or elpasobal-
Foundation’s Jewel Box Series presents the
lettheatre.com.
show by the contemporary dance group
Contra Dance — The Southern New Tumbleweed Collective at 7 p.m. Saturday and
Mexico Music and Dance Society’s holiday con- 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9-10, at the
tra dance is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, Philanthropy Theatre (next to the Plaza
at Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de Theatre). Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster).
Santiago in Las Cruces, with music by Rus Information: 533-4020 or epcf.org.
Bradburd and Dennis Daily of Las Cruces and The group’s program of new choreography is
caller Lonnie Ludeman. The dance begins with inspired by the night, exploring themes of
beginners’ lessons at 7:30 p.m.; no partner or hope, dreams, celebration, isolation, romance,
experience needed. Cost: $6 ($4 youth). heartache, refuge and home.
Information: (575) 522-1691 or snmmds.org.
Afternoon Ballroom dance - USA Desert
‘Evening of Fiesta’ — K’AAY Ballet Dancers Chapter 5017 hosts a dance 2 to 7
p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at Shundo Dance
Studio, 120 Paragon Lane. Cost (check or cash
only): $23 ($20 students and military, free for
members). Social hour is 2 to 3 p.m. with danc-
ing starting at 3 p.m. Music provided by Jack
Welch. Hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic
drinks provided; BYOB. Dress is semi-formal.
Information: Georgena, 328-0527, Raquel, 345-
6432, or usadance.org.
‘The Nutcracker’ — The Las Cruces
Chamber Ballet’s 34th annual production of
Tchaikovsky’s Christmas classic, and Holiday
Spectacular is Dec. 15-17 at the NMSU’s
Atkinson Music Recital Hall, N. Horseshoe and
Espina. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. All seats
reserved. Information: (575) 646-1420. Tickets:
$21 (Ticketmaster).
Argentine Tango classes — Paso del
Norte Tango Club hosts Argentine tango class-
es 8 to 9 p.m. Saturdays in December, at El
Paso Dance Works! 6633 N. Mesa, Suite 310,
followed by a Milonga. All levels welcome; no
partner needed. Lessons are free; milonga
admission $10. Information: 422-3338 or elpa-
sodanceworks.com.

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Getting started in Taking a Look Back
the horse business by John McVey Middagh
boarding stable for a young guy named
ack in 1972, a friend, George

B Arrufat, called one morning and
asked my wife and me to go to a
registered horse sale with him. We saw a
Joe Briones. He got me involved, and
then vanished one day, which was OK
with me because he was just the silent
partner anyway. I do thank him, looking
young paint filly that we just had to have.
back, for getting me started in a large sta-
George told us we could keep her at his
ble operation. After he left, Sandy
place. The seller, a preacher named
stepped up. She had been an original
Quinn, practically sat on us until we
boarder when I started running the place.
agreed to buy. The price was right, so we
Sandy knew the people my vanished part-
did. My wife, Cecilia, was teaching, so
ner was subleasing from, so she went to
we had a little extra money. That’s when
them and got the lease put our names.
and how I started owning horses.
Sandy and I had $150 between us

Marie Otero Hair Studio
Q-Ton Overo Miss was the filly’s regis-
when we started, and with that we bought
tered name. We called her QT. She even-
our first horse together; at the same time,
tually had filly of her own, who in turn
we bought some hay and put gas in my
gave us more fillies, two of which we
truck. Our partnership was formed, and
still have today.
we went on to make good money which
& Florence Street Gallery
At that time I had been trying to find a
we split 50/50 for years.
job for two years and I couldn’t face
We were buying and selling a lot of
1015 N. Florence
another job interview. So five mornings a
horses, tack and other stuff and having
week, I contented myself with getting my
fun. One day, Sandy found herself a
at Arizona

588-4247
family off to their schools. My wife
2 blocks north
boyfriend and he couldn’t quite fathom

Wash & Wear Hair!
Cecilia was a teacher and our two young-
of Montana

the entire concept of her horse trading, so
sters, John Jr. and Christina, were in
By Apppointment

Sandy and I parted ways. It was sad
grade school.
for the Hip, Natural Look
because by that time we had been work-
Another friend, Roger North Haynes (a
ing together for some years.
student of my father’s at Texas Western

Haircut & Blow-Dry $50
Cecilia had been going to a few sales
College, now UTEP), had a ranch in
with us, but wasn’t entirely on board with
Ennis, Texas, 35 miles south of Dallas.
our garage full of horse gear and a front

Expanded Appointment Schedule!
He had a trailer that he wanted to sell,
yard crowded with livestock trailers. It
and he also sternly reminded me that I
was time to open a store.
hadn’t been down to visit him and see his
My Cowboy Trading Post grew from a
ranch. And if I made it down there, he
rented 14x16 railroad outbuilding to 3.5 Call today for your appointment
was certain that we could find a saddle or
acres that I would own with a 1,200-
two, which I could sell on returning to El
square-foot house that I turned into my
Paso, helping pay for the trip.
store. I built up the business for 25 years.
One weekend we went to see Roger. We
I was responsible for up to eight employ-
had a great time and came home with our
ees and 80 horses (72 at the store and
second horse, a trailer loaded with sad-
eight at Sunland Park Race Track). We
dles, hay, and all sorts of other things,
were feeding over a ton of hay a day.
including an old oaken icebox to keep,
Most of the time I had an inventory of
which we still have in our den today.
137 saddles and 300 bits in the store,
One day while I was feeding and clean-
There wasn’t an inch of space where
ing pens a young couple came up and
something wasn’t hanging that a
started talking to me. The conversation
horseperson couldn’t live without. I hard-
eventually got around to: why were my
ly ever threw anything away, knowing
horses so well behaved and theirs not? I
someday someone would come in look-
offered to work with their horse for $10 a
ing for just that piece. I’d gotten the repu-
session. They agreed. All I had to do was
tation for being the place to go to find
set up a regular routine of riding, and
anything you might need.
show the fellow who was in charge. Later
I closed the Trading Post in 1998
I sold them a saddle and then a horse
because the city was growing all around
trailer that I had bought from Roger.
me and I had nowhere safe to ride any
Without thinking about it, I was on the
longer. Also, a buyer wanted the land to
verge of starting a business that eventual-
round out his plans for a mobile home
ly grew into Cowboy Trading Post.
park, and he had the cash.
Another friend, Sandy, and I started
I ran Cowboy Trading Post for over 25
going to the local horse sale once a
years, which gave me plenty of material
month. We were real greenhorns —
that I put into two books. That might
although both of had some experience
seem like unlikely work for someone like
with horses, trying to make money at it
me, whose mother and father were col-
was different. Sandy was a good-looking
lege professors. My father was always a
blonde, which helped draw some atten-
journalist; my mother had been a horse-
tion from the seasoned horsemen.
woman growing up. They never pres-
One guy, Sam Wells, always sought us
sured my brother and me about what
out. Soon he was telling us: “Don’t buy
career path to follow. My brother has
that one because...” Later we started
been in the swimming pool business for
meeting him during the month at other
over 50 years and I’m still peddling a
livestock pens to look at horses. Both my
horse and saddle, now and again.
friend and I bought lots of stock from
Go figure!
him, and he also bought a number of
horses from us. John McVey Middagh is a former
Sandy and I had started years back saddle shop owner. You can reach
when I was seduced into running a him at jmiddagh@yahoo.com.

December 2017 El Paso Scene Page 17
El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s new Major • Tuesday, Dec. 19: Incarnate Word
Arena Soccer League team’s game are at the El • Thursday, Dec. 28: North Texas
Paso County Coliseum. Individual tickets: $12 • Saturday, Dec. 30: Rice
general admission; $20 box seating; kids admit- The WestStar Band Don Haskins Sun Bowl
ted free with purchase of adult ticket. Invitational is Dec. 21-22, with invited teams
Information: 229-1416, elpasocoyotes.com or Howard, UNC Wilmington and North Dakota
on Facebook and Twitter. State. Game time is 7 p.m. Thursday; Friday
Home games: game time to be announced.
• 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2: Turlock Express
• 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15: Monterrey Flash
UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home
El Paso Rhinos - El Paso’s Junior League ice games are in the Don Haskins Center. Ticket
hockey team hosts the Oklahoma City Blazers information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. • 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30: New Mexico 
Sunday, Dec. 8-10, at Hospitals of Providence • 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2: Houston Baptist
Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. UTEP takes on NMSU at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec.
Paisano. Tickets: $30 balcony; $25 glass seats; 10, at Pan American Center in Las Cruces.
$15 center line; $10 bluelines; $7 goal lines, $5
general admission. Free admission to active mil- Miners Hockey Club — UTEP’s hockey
itary with ID. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) team, 2016-17 Texas Collegiate Hockey
or elpasorhinos.com. Conference Champions, hosts home games at
Hospitals of Providence Events Center, at El
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino —
Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano.
1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General
Tickets: $7-$20. Information: 491-7879,
admission and parking are free. Simulcast racing
info@mindershockey.com, or
begins at 10 a.m. everyday. Information: (575)
minershockey.com.
874-5200 or sunland-park.com.
• 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec.
Live racing is Friday, Saturday, Sunday and
2-3: University of North Texas
Tuesday Dec. 15-April 17. Post time for the
• 11 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 9-10,
season is 12:30 p.m. Nine races will be carded
University of Texas
each day.
The 17th running of the Championship at
Sunland Park is Sunday, Dec. 31.
WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl
Other stakes races:
Invitational — The 56th annual WestStar
Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational is
• Saturday, Dec. 16: Jess Burner Memorial and
Thursday and Friday, Dec. 21-22, at UTEP’s
KLAQ Handicap
Don Haskins Center. UTEP hosts Howard
• Sunday, Dec. 17: Johnie L. Jamison Handicap
University, NC-Wilmington, and North Dakota
and New Mexico State Racing Commission
State. Games begin at 5 and 7 p.m. both days.
Handicap
Tickets: (available Dec. 1): $22-$22 four game
• Saturday, Dec. 30: La Señora Stakes and Lou
package; military, UTEP student discounts
Wooten-Sydney Valentini Handicap
offered. information: 533-4416 or 747-5234
• Sunday, Dec. 31: Sunland Park Juvenile
(UTEP Ticket Center). Website: sunbowl.org.
Championship, Bold Ego Handicap, 4
The tournament is the nation’s oldest colle-
Rivers/John Deere Stakes.
giate holiday basketball tournament.
Senior All-Star Football Classic — The
27th annual greater El Paso football showcase NMSU Men’s Basketball — Home games
game is 1:05 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at are at the Pan American Center in Las Cruces.
UTEP’s Sun Bowl stadium. Pre-game activities Ticket information (575) 646-1447 or nmstate-
begin at 12:30 p.m. The Greater El Paso sports.com.
Football Showcase All-Star Game features El • 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3: Prairie View A&M.
Paso area football athletes playing on East/West • 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6: San Diego
teams. Also featured are cheerleaders, band, • 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12: Eastern New
dancers, trainers, and JROTC cadets. Tickets to Mexico
be announced. Information: gepfs.org. • 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16: Illinois
The annual Greater El Paso Football
Showcase-Combine is noon Friday, Dec. 15, at NMSU Women’s Basketball — Home
Socorro Athletic Complex, 1300 Joe Battle. games are at Pan Am Center in Las Cruces.
Ticket information: (575) 646-1447 or nmstate-
Hyundai Sun Bowl — The 84th annual
sports.com.
football classic begins at 1 p.m., Friday, Dec.
• 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2: New Mexico
29. Teams will come from the ACC and Pac-
• 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10: UTEP
12 conferences. Tickets: $22 to $62
• 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29: US Santa Barbara
(Ticketmaster). Captain’s Club: $652.
• 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31: Western New
Information: 533-4416, 1-800-915-BOWL or
Mexico
sunbowl.org.
NMSU Aggies Football — New Mexico
College sports State University Aggies’ final home game of the
season is 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Aggie
UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners’
Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces against South
home games are at the Don Haskins Center.
Alabama. Season tickets: $50-$150 Single game
Games are 7 p.m., except as listed. Call or
tickets: $10-$30 (Ticketmaster). Information:
check website for ticket prices. Information:
(575) 646-1420 or nmstatesports.com.
747-5234 or utepathletics.com. 
• 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30: NMSU
• Saturday, Dec. 2: New Mexico
• Saturday, Dec. 9: Washington State
Please see Page 19

Page 18 El Paso Scene December 2017
Sports person shoot-out. Entry fee: $50(includes green Proceeds benefit the Lady of the Mountain Dec. 16, at Up and Running, 2322 N. Mesa
fees, cart fees and a Christmas ham). Scholarship at NMSU-Alamogordo. (Rudolph Plaza). Runners encouraged to wear a
Cont’d from Page 18
Registration required by Dec. 9 at the Pro Packet Pick-Up is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Santa Hat. Part of the 2018 “More Than A
Shop. Information: 568-9979. Dec. 8, at First National Bank Atrium, 414 Marathon” Series. Information: Chris Rowley,
10th in Alamogordo, and at 6:45 a.m. on race 478-5663. Registration: $25 through Dec. 14;
Also Sun Bowl Golf Challenge — The 2017
day at the starting line. $30 Dec. 15-16. at
Hyundai Sun Bowl Golf Challenge begins with a
raceadventuresunlimited.com.
McDonald’s Classic Basketball shotgun start at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, Pearl Harbor Triathlon — 5K Run/30K Packet pickup is noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 15, at
Tournament — The national high school at Vista Hills Country Club, 2210 Trawood. Bike/40M Swim is 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, and 7:30 to
tournament is Dec. 7-9, at Del Valle High Open to all golfers. Check in at 9 a.m. Cost, White Sands Missile Range’s Bell Gymnasium. 8:15 a.m. on race day at the start line.
School, with 180 of the country’s best student- information: Terry Jennings, 592-6565 or vis- Registration information: (575) 678-3374 or
tahillscc.com.  wsmrmwr.com (click on “Sports & Fitness”).
athletes in boys’ and girls’ basketball from 13 Deby Lewis Memorial Holiday Light
Representatives from the participating ACC
high schools around the country, including El
Up and Running Jingle Bell Run — The run — The 2nd annual evening 5K and 1-mile
Paso. Information: 373-6708. Full schedule at and Pac-12 universities will be pitted against
each other in an 18-hole, 2-person scramble 11th annual 5K run/walk benefitting El Paso
elpasoclassic.com or on Facebook at
matchplay format. High School girls track is 8:30 a.m. Saturday,
McDonald’s Classic - El Paso. Please see Page 20

Disc Golf — The El Paso Disc Golf Club Recreational sports
hosts mini-tournaments on the first and third
Saturday of each month. All levels of play wel- Winter sports leagues — City of Las
come; no entry fee. Format may be singles or Cruces Parks & Recreation Department hosts
doubles depending on number of players. the adult sports leagues beginning in January.
Information: El Paso Disc Golf on Facebook. Information, registration (575) 541-2563 or
This month’s events are at 11 a.m. Dec. 9 athletics@las-cruces.org.
and 23 at Lionel Forti Park, 1225 Giles. • Winter Adult Indoor 6 v 6 Volleyball League.
Co-Rec Divisions offered for age 18 and older.
Luchas Frontera — Lucha Libre wrestling
Registration is 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 4-8, at
sets are 8 p.m. every Friday at El Paso County
Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E.
Coliseum Pavilion. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Hadley. Cost: $250 per team; half due by man-
Come see the biggest names in wrestling as
agers meeting in late December. Games begin
Lucha Frontera from the NEW superstars.
week of Jan. 8.
Tickets: $12 ($5 kids) in advance; $15 ($7 kids)
at the door. Information: 850-4002 or emp-
• The Winter Youth Indoor Soccer League
begins Jan. 13. Registration for new teams is 9
typocketsentertainment.com
a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 2, Meerscheidt
Recreation Center, for pre-K through 2nd
Bicycling grade youth.
Tour de El Paso walks — City of El Paso
El Paso Bicycle Club — All rides are free Parks and Recreation Department hosts the
and open to the public; helmets required. free non-competitive walking and running
Information: elpasobicycleclub.com. Ride events for all ages at 8:45 a.m. second Saturday
schedule at meetup.com/ElPasobicycleClub. of each month at various area parks.
Repeat riders are encouraged to become a Participants can walk or jog around the desig-
member of the club; dues are $18 a year or nated path. Free t-shirt upon registration (while
$25 per family ($30/$40 for two years). Join at they last). Information: 757-2743 or elpaso-
elpasobicycleclub.com. texas.gov/parks.
The final walk of the year is Dec. 9 at
EP Cyclists — The bicycle group offers rides
Galatzan Park. 650 Wallenberg.
for all levels. Weekend rides offer options of
various paces and distances. Starting times and Archery classes for beginners — The
locations are posted at facebook.com/epcyclist. Archers of El Paso Club hosts two-hour super-
For more information: Manny Valadez, 861- vised shooting classes 9 to 11 a.m. every
2311 or epcyclists.com. Saturday at the Archers of El Paso Range, in
Northeast El Paso off Martin Luther King at
Ride Your Bicycle El Paso — Chuck’s
Stan Roberts. Bows and arrows provided for
Bicycle Repair, 2625 Missouri, hosts Tuesday
the seminar. Youth and adults age 7 and older
night rides at 7 p.m. Lights and helmets
welcome; parents must be present for kids age
required. Information: 791-2006,
16 and younger. Reservations required; limited
zlauser@yahoo.com or Facebook.
number of spaces available each month. Cost:
$20. Information, reservations: Ricardo Urias,
Golf 487-8199 or r.uri2000@yahoo.com.mx (specify
name, phone, age, right or left handed).
Girls Golf — First Tee of Greater El Paso’s Wednesday Night Trap Shooting
next LPGA/USGA golf event for girls is 4 to League — El Paso Skeet and Trap Club, 9817
5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at Ascarate Golf Alameda El Paso host a weekly trap shooting
Course, 6900 Delta. Participation is free. league at 5 p.m. Wednesdays. Non-members
Information: thefirstteegreaterelpaso.org. are welcome to participate. Cost: $12.
Registration: girlsgolf.org. Information: 494-6665 or elpasoskeetandtrap-
LPGA-USGA Girls Golf is a developmental club.com
junior golf program for kids ages 7-17.
Night Golf Scramble — The 9-hole night-
time golf scramble begins with a shotgun start
Running events
at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at Underwood Golf Lady of the Mountain — The 4rd annual
Club, 3200 Coe, on Fort Bliss. Entry cost: $40 Half Marathon, 10K and 5K runs begin at
(green fees, cart fees, glow gear, prizes, Saturday, Dec. 9, at Griggs Field, Fairgrounds
spaghetti dinner and desserts). Deadline to reg- Road and N. Florida in Alamogordo. Half
ister is Dec. 14 at the Pro Shop. Open to the marathon and relay races begin at 8 a.m. with
public, age 18 and older. Information: 568- 10K and 5K runs at 8:15 a.m. Kids 1-mile fun
1059. run begins at 10 a.m. Entry fee: (through Nov.
30): $40 for the half-marathon; $35 for 10K;
Christmas Ham Golf Tournament —
$30 for 5K; and $10 for Kids 1-mile run; fees
The Christmas Shoot-out Tournament is 9 a.m.
rise after Nov. 30. Registration at active.com.
to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Fort Bliss’s
Information: ladyofthemountainrun.com.
Underwood Golf Complex, 3200 Coe. Two-

December 2017 El Paso Scene Page 19
Sports Winter sports
Cont’d from Page 19
Public Ice Skating — Public skating is 7 to
10 p.m. Fridays, noon to 3 p.m. and 7 to 10
runs are 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, at p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at the Sierra
Eastwood High School, 2430 McRae, coursing Providence Event Center next to the Coliseum,
through the Eastridge neighborhood to enjoy 4100 Paisano. All ages welcome. Times may
the holiday lights, ending in the Eastwood stadi- vary on days of hockey games. Admission: $10;
um lighting of luminarias. Registration is $25 $8 military (skate rental included). Skate sharp-
($15 under 18) through Dec. 1; $30 ($20 under ening, fitting and consultation offered for $5.
18) Dec. 2-11. Information: 218-2642 or Spectator admission is free. Information: 479-
debylewisfoundation.org. PUCK (7825) or elpasohockey.org.
Group pickup is 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Holidays on Ice skating begins daily Dec. 16
Friday, Dec. 14-15, at Schlotsky’s 1840 Lee through January, with themed nights, including
Trevino, at 4 to 5 p.m. on race day at the start Skate with Santa sessions, special guests, give-
line. aways and more. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
Monahans Sandhills Resolution Run — 3 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Schedule: elpaso-
The 5K, 10K, 1-mile health walk and beginner hockey.org/HolidaysOnIce.
run is 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Monahans
Sandhills State Park, off of IH20 in Monahans, The Fountains at Farah Promenade
Texas. Closed course; no vehicle traffic. Ice Pond — The Fountains at Farah, 8889
Registration begins at 8 a.m. Registration: $25 Gateway West, Ice Pond skating rink is open
($20 age 12 and younger). Registration at through Jan. 1. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
active.com. Cost (includes skate rental): $14 ($9 kids, $10
military, students and seniors). Season passes
YWCA Race Against Racism – The 6th available. Information: 400-9875 or fountainsat-
annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day 10K and 5K farah.com.
race and 1-mile family fun walk is 9 a.m. Holiday hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 15, at the Mary Ann Dodson Christmas Eve, and noon to 10 p.m. Christmas
Camp, 4400 Boy Scout Lane.  Information: Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Chris Rowley, 478-5663; or YWCA, 533-2311. Tuesday “date nights” are 5 to 9 p.m. with
Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com. $11 skate rentals. Lunch special is $10 from 11
a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Last hour special is $4
Fort Bliss Half Marathon — The 13-mile
daily.
race is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Soto
Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 20751
Constitution on East Fort Bliss. Cost: $35 half-
Ski Apache — Ruidoso’s 750-acre ski and
snowboarding area, is opens for its 52nd sea-
marathon ($10 active duty soldiers).
son (weather permitting) on Dec. 15, with 11
Information: 744-5785 or 744-5794.
lifts and 55 trails. The 24-hour Ski Apache
A Family 5K is also planned; pets may partici-
Snow Report is (575) 257-9011. Information:
pate.
(575) 464-3600 or skiapache.com.
Half marathon advance entry fee is $10 active
Lifts are open from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
duty for the half marathon, $35 for others. 5K
depending on weather conditions. All-day lift
entry is $10 for all runners. Registration at
tickets are $74 ($67 age 60-69; $65 age 13-17;
either Soto, Stout or Milam PFC or
$54 age 6-12; $63 military and $49 for military
raceroster.com through Jan. 18.
child; free for ages 70 and older and age 5 and
Late registration and packet pick-up is 11
younger. (Prices slightly higher on peak days).
a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 20, 6 to 7
Rental packages available.
a.m. Jan. 21 at Soto PFC. Late fee is $10.
Bataan Memorial Death March — The Ski Cloudcroft — Two miles east of
Cloudcroft on U.S. 82, with 26 trails with two
29th annual marathon-length (26.2 miles)
ski lifts, plus a tubing lift. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
march is 7 a.m. Sunday, March 25, starting at
Friday through Monday. Information, snow
1318 Aerobee at the White Sands Missile
conditions: (575) 682-2333, skicloudcroft.net
Range. A 14.2-mile honorary march also
or on Facebook.
offered.
Lift tickets: $45 ($35 age 12 and younger for
Registration is $95 individuals ($450 teams)
full day; $35 ($25 age 12 and younger) for half
through Dec. 31; $110 ($500 teams) Jan. 1-
day 1 to 4 p.m. Ski, and snowboard rentals
Feb. 11; $125 ($600 teams) Feb. 12-March 4.
available, and beginner ski school packages
No late or on-site registration accepted.
offered. Tubing available for $20 per day; $18
Information: (575) 678-4654, (575) 678-1134,
half day (weekends only).
army.bataanrules@mail.mil, bataanques-
tions@mail.mil. Online registration at bataan- Cloudcroft Ice Rink — 751 James Canyon
march.com. (Hwy 82), across from Cloudcroft High School,
in Cloudcroft, N.M. is frozen over mid-
Running clubs:
December through early March, weather per-
• Run El Paso has training runs every day of the
mitting. Usual hours are 3:30 to 9 p.m.
week from Kern Place to the Upper Valley.
Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Information: runelpaso.com.
Saturday through Monday. Tubing, hot choco-
• Coffee Posse Run Club is based on the East
late and bonfires also featured.
Side. Information: coffeeposse.org
Information/hours: (575) 682-4585 or (915)
• Race El Paso offers coaching programs and
449-1200 or on Facebook.
training groups. Information: raceelpaso.com
Hash clubs combine trail running with social Ruidoso Winter Park — The snow play
(i.e. beer-drinking) activities. Runs are marked area at 1200 Ski Run Road in Alto, N.M. fea-
with chalk, and are open to runners of all lev- tures giant tubes, a kidz korral, family zip line
els. Clubs have modest dues, and first run is and other activities during the winter months.
free to newcomers. Season opens Thanksgiving Day, weather per-
• The Border Jumper Hash House Harriers mitting. Hours are 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
meet at various locations. Information: (8 p.m. designated nights). Tickets: $25 ($20
bjhash.com. age 8-17; $10 age 7 and younger). Additional
• The El Paso Hash House Harriers have one fee for zip lines. Dates and times subject to
or more runs a week. Information: 252-5646. change. Information: (575) 336-7079 or rui-
Meet-up spots listed at elpasohash.com. dosowinterpark.com.

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Keeping shop
Only a handful of local stores go back 20 years or more.
Here are some of the survivors in the rough world of El Paso retail.
Story and photos by Lisa Kay Tate

L
ocal retail merchants have always sistent experience. The ‘character’ of your will make your gift special. If you get with our customers as they move across
fought for survival, ever since the first business will make customers feel com- caught in a bind for time, we are right the country,” he said. “Knowing that we
chain department store came on the fortable and come back. You can change here. You can buy a gift, we can put it in a have customers who depend on us to keep
scene. WalMart superstores and other “big products, but don’t change the quality gift box or wrap it, and you will be on up with the latest in western wear is what
box” retailers made life even harder for experience for customers.” your way in no time.” keeps us motivated,” he said. “We never
“mom and pop” shops The rise of internet The MarketPlace’s business model is a The Whiteacres said, lastly, local shop- want to disappoint so we greet every day
shopping, from Amazon to E-bay, has cut collective retail shopping site offering pers should keep in mind local business with renewed enthusiasm.”
into the profits of all “brick and mortar” home décor, clothing, jewelry and a variety owners are their neighbors. Kimmelman said they are believers of
retailers, not just locally owned businesses. of other eclectic art, crafts and gift items “We live here and make our lives here,” free enterprise, and feel as long as Starr
Two of El Paso’s oldest stores, sold by seven or eight merchants. he said. “We want you to purchase our Western Wear provides the “best service,
Charlotte’s Furniture and Tres Mariposas, “Each one has an area that they mer- merchandise and we want you to be happy best selection and, best pricing” he feels
recently announced the closing of their chandise with products that fit our shop’s with the whole transaction. Just come in the customers will pick them every time.
doors after 66 and 47 years in business character,” he said. “Merchants sometimes and look around and get to know us.”
respectively. For most retail businesses, it’s change and we change products that are The MarketPlace has also served as an Susan Eisen Fine Jewelry
rare to last 20 years or more. Those that for sale, but we stay consistent in quality, incubator for other long-time El Paso
Susan Eisen, owner of Susan Eisen Fine
manage to survive typically are driven by unique selections, and customer service.” retailers. Both Estate & New Jewelry, 7134
Jewelry and Watches, 5857 N. Mesa, Ste.
owners who have a passion for their prod- Small, local businesses can’t always com- N. Mesa, and Vanities Jewelry & Gifts,
19, has seen her jewelry and art gallery
ucts and customers, but who also know pete with the internet, as well as “national 7933 N. Mesa, made their home as
grow from a “small, one-person” gallery to
how to adapt to changing times. chains or mega-retailers,” for customers MarketPlace merchants before establishing
a nationally recognized business. She also
El Paso Scene asked a few of these “sur- who are basing their purchase on price their own stand-alone stores and also rank
has literally written the book on the jewel-
vivors” about what has kept them in busi- alone, he said, but they have an advantage among the city longest-running locally
ry business, as author of “Crazy About
ness for over two decades. when a customer wants to make a more owned retailers.
Jewelry-The Expert Guide to Buying,
personal choice. The MarketPlace special-
izes in décor and gifts that caters to the Starr Western Wear Selling, and Caring for Your Jewelry,” and
The MarketPlace buyer’s individuality, which adds meaning
Starr Western Wear, owned by the same
hosts a local radio show on the subject
every Saturday on KTSM. National
to each purchase whether it’s displayed at
Some local merchants, such as the family for over 50 years, is now led by Jeweler Magazine named her one of the
home or given as a present.
MarketPlace at Placita Santa Fe, are not CEO Enoch Kimmelman, son of store top 31 jewelers in America, and she was
“We provide the chance to handle the
only desired destinations due to unique founders Sam and Pola Kimmelman. recently elected vice president of the Texas
product and inspect it closely,” Whiteacre
gifts, but because the destination itself is Although the original Downtown store at Jewelers Association.
said. “Many times, this makes a significant
unique. 112 E. Overland is still open and busy, it She said her secret of lasting nearly 40
difference if the customer is interested in
The MarketPlace, 5034 Doniphan, makes has been expanded over time, and has yea in the businesses is “loving what you
quality. We do keep our pricing reasonable,
its home in the former Paradise Motel, added a second location on the East Side, do, always innovating to stay ahead of the
we offer flash sales and limited quantities
which dates back to the 1940s. In the 11751 Gateway West, as well as e-com- curve, and accepting change.”
when we can obtain our products at
1980s the site was as a large restaurant, but merce businesses. “Meeting customers, coming up with new
reduced prices, and we try to pass savings
in the early 1990s was transformed into a “Ever since my parents started the busi- designs, trying new things that I read about
to customers to keep them coming back.”
shopping gallery of stores within a store. ness in 1964, we have always focused on in the magazines that I read, challenging
The Whitacres and their fellow merchants
The MarketPlace is also home to the popu- our personal relationship with each cus- myself to be better and better at what I do
at The MarketPlace provide exclusive mer-
lar Magic Bistro restaurant. tomer,” Kimmelman said. “We view every and being the best, striving to be number
chandise based on their own tastes, and
Sandy and John Whitacre of the customer as part of the Starr Western Wear one all of the time,” she said. “I have
when a customer “falls in love” with the
MarketPlace said the secret to a long life family.” never woken up in the past 37 years not
merchandise they take that as a compli-
business can be summed up in two words Dealing with the ups and downs of the wanting to go to work so I consider myself
ment, they said. Keeping the displays
“Persistence and Consistency.” border economy has been a challenge, he incredibly lucky.”
“fresh and interesting,” also enhances the
“It is important to get up every day and said, but online sales have helped keep She said it can be difficult to find those
appeal of the product.
work at your business,” John Whiteacre their customers happy, no matter where with a similar passion for their job.
“We might have merchandise you can’t
said. “There will be good times and hard they live.
get anywhere else,” Whiteacre said. “We
times, but keep going forward at every “Amazon and the web have been an
will have the quality and uniqueness that
chance. Also, present the customers a con- important vehicle for us to keep in touch Please see Page 22

December 2017 El Paso Scene Page 21
Merchants In addition to still serving as an art sup-
ply and frame shop, the Art Center features
Cont’d from Page 21 a gallery, sign shop, restoration and air-
“(A big challenge is) finding staff that are brush services, and classes.
motivated to learning, wanting to excel at Art Center sign manager Jody Arenivar,
their career, and having passion for what who has been with the Art Center for 28
they are doing,” Eisen said. years, said not only is the business itself
Although Eisen’s services include online long-lived, customers can rely on consis-
sales, she said many shoppers still want tency in the employees they meet, as the
the personalized experience of dealing face center’s representatives in various disci-
to face with another person. plines and media have been there for at
“We are here to take care of everything least 15 years or much longer.
you need, you are dealing with a human “I think one of our biggest assets is cus-
being who cares about your satisfaction tomer service,” he said. “One of our ladies
and wants you to be happy with what you has been here since the 60s, and the center
have purchased,” Eisen said. “Supporting has been around longer than her.”
local people not only helps the local econ- Each person at the center, he said,
omy and business, but also allows your doesn’t just specialize in something they
dollars to build the community and make it know about, but something they love.
stronger.” “We’ve all got experience in what we
do,” he said. “Our airbrush person (Frank
Hal Marcus Gallery Rosales) is also an active airbrush artist.”
Good service by itself isn’t enough,
Hal Marcus, a professional artist since Arenivar added, noting that the Art Center
1970, opened the Hal Marcus Gallery specializes in carrying items not found
1996, specializing not only in his own art elsewhere, and making sure those items
but also works by other local artists, espe- are of the highest quality.
cially those considered “Early El Paso “We might not always be the cheapest,”
Artists.” he said,” but we’ll have the best materials
The gallery began in Kern Place, moved for you.”
Downtown and now is at 1308 N. Oregon, Although the Art Center maintains a web-
just across from his home in Sunset site and uses social media to supplement
Heights. Few other private galleries have its physical store presence, he noted that
survived in El Paso, and none as long or as when dealing with items such as art sup-
well-known as the Hal Marcus Gallery. plies, people want to be able to talk with
Marcus said his secret to a long life is to someone who knows the item, can make
have a “passion” for his business, although suggestions, and help them avoid making
this does not always mean making a profit. the wrong purchase.
“With that in mind I realize that some- “We made a personal connection with the
time I’ll make money and sometime I’ll customers,” he said. “You get to talk with
lose money,” Marcus said. “However, people who have a knowledge in what you
because of the skills that we have learned are buying, and you can’t always get that
through customer service and making good online. When you actually get to talk to
and honest business decisions we have people you will get more out of them, and
been able to be successful. be able to get what you need.”
“Also, having your own business and
being your own boss gives us the freedom No one magic charm
to be creative entrepreneurs that most large
companies do not experience,” Marcus Richard Dayoub, president and CEO of
explained. “Having customers come in and the Greater El Paso Chamber of
take home an art treasure makes it all Commerce — who has run his own travel
worthwhile.” business for 30 years — said there is no
Marcus feels holiday shopping at the magic formula to continued success in the
gallery is “a magical experience,” especial- local retail market.
ly at his annual “Happy Hippie Holidaze” “There is no silver bullet on how to have
arts and craft fair held each December. a long-lasting business, because you have
This year’s event is Dec. 9-10. no way of knowing what the future holds
The growth of online merchants, includ- each year,” Dayoub said.
ing art sites has not diminished the sales of However, there are some tried and true
the gallery’s own art, he said. Being an art measures businesses can follow to remain
space with an actual presence in his home- competitive, he said. One is to always
town community is essential to achieving keep track of the competition, as well as
one of his primary goals, spreading the your own customer base.
love of the El Paso and Juarez area “Always know your competition in the
through the arts. More and more people market place, and what they are doing,”
are rediscovering the El Paso area’s Dayoub said, “and always know your cus-
appeal, he added. tomer.”
“The city is going through a Renaissance He said knowing exactly who a product
and identity reinvention. We seem to be or service is extremely important.
thriving because of the artists we represent “‘Who is your customer?’ is one of the
and their unique local flavor.” hardest questions a business owner can be
asked, but one that is often overlooked.”
The Art Center He suggested business owners do some
market studies, take surveys and keep
The Art Center of El Paso, 3101 E. track or who is buying their products to
Yandell, began in 1949 as a frame shop in find which market they best served.
the garage of founders James and Bessie Likewise, he said to look at some of the
Hackett. They soon expanded into a full business’s untapped customer bases, and
art supply store frequented by some of the think about the possibilities of reaching
area’s most respected artists such as Tom out to them as well.
Lea, Dorothy Geyer, Manuel Acosta, Jose
Cisneros, Noel Espinoza and others.
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Paso’s oldest retail stores, there are many 32 years! 865 N. Resler • 760-6000
others. If we’ve missed any that have
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them a shout-out on our Facebook page
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with the hashtag
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MarketPlace at Placita Santa Fe,
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NORTHEAST
Here’s a list of a few of the local stores 11100 Sean Haggerty (at US 54)
who have stood the test of time, and have
Hernden’s Brass Store, 7360 Stiles.
41 years!
821-7000
NOW OPEN!
been part of the El Paso community for
UPPER VALLEY
at least 20 years, or much, much longer: Madonna Shoppe, 5933 Gateway
West.
Art Center of El Paso, 3101 Yandell.
68 years!
71 years! 145 W. Sunset (at Doniphan)
Starr Western Wear, 112 E. Overland, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Thur.
Coffee Emporium, 5817 N. Mesa. Downtown, and 11751 Gateway West. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
37 years! 53 years! 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday
Collectibles, 4700 N. Mesa and 1530 Susan Eisen, 5857 N. Mesa, Ste. 19 (in
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Lomaland. More than 40 years! Century Plaza). More than 30 years! “... definitely has the best pizza in town.”
Continental Dry Goods, 305 S. El — Texas Monthly
Vanities, 7933 N. Mesa.
Paso. 34 years! More than 20 years! FINE PIZZA &
FINE DINING
Merhants ly mail them a letter. They will appreciate
it.”
Cont’d from Page 22
He said he understands the appeal of
online services like Amazon, as they offer
Customers are what keeps that business
items for a good price, or things that can’t
going, and they will be able to tell a busi-
be found locally. However, the more a
ness what they are doing right and where
local business knows its customers and
they need to improve.
their needs and wants, the more they can
“If you can’t learn from the customers,
successfully cater to these needs.
then your business is dead,” he said. “If
He said the thing that consistently stands
you don’t have or know what your cus-
out with customers are good products with
tomer needs or wants, then you are setting
good customer service. As people will
yourself up for failure.”
remember going into a restaurant and get-
As far as keeping a customer base,
ting a bad meal, or walking into a store
Dayoub stressed the value of continual
and getting treated poorly by the employ-
outreach though “old-fashioned” methods,
ees, they will also remember the good
even in this age of social media. It is fine
experiences and come back again. Dayoub
and good to use these methods, but too
said it’s like the “Cheers” effect. People
many emails will just become spam, and
want to go where “everybody knows your
customers will soon be irritated by or
name.”
ignore them. Instead, reach out in via
“If you walk into a shop, and they say
more personal means.
‘Hi,’ (and call you by your name), that
“What you need to do is pick up the
makes you feel appreciated, and you’ll
phone, and call your customers. Thank
want to return,” he said. “That kind of
them for their business,” he said. “Or, in
thing you can’t get online.”
lieu of a call, don’t email them, but actual-
December 2017 El Paso Scene Page 23
Hike Up Cristo Rey
Sunday, Dec. 31, 11 a.m. El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society take a vehicle suitable for the area and leave
— Bosque del Apache National Wildlife information at home where they are going.
Rescue overnight trip is Saturday and Sunday, Maps of tree-cutting areas available at each

Family and friends in town? This easy-to-hike trail,
Dec. 2-3, to look for sandhill cranes and snow ranger station. Applications must be received

with spectacular panoramas of two countries and
geese. Call for details. Field trips are open to by Dec. 14; available online at fs.usda.gov.
the public. Information: Mark Perkins, 637- Non-traditional holiday season trees (century

three cities, leads 2.5 miles to the summit to the
3521 or trans-pecos-audubon.com. plant, agave, and yucca stalks) may be obtained

famous statue of Christ on the Cross.
with a Decorative Material permit.
Otero Mesa Field Tour — Southwest
Environmental Center hosts s free educational Christmas Tree Recycling — The City of

The hike begins at 11 a.m.
outing to Otero Mesa, some of Southern New El Paso Environmental Services’ Citizen

and lasts about 2 1/2 hours.
Mexico’s most stunning wilderness, Saturday, Collections Sites will accept Christmas trees
Dec. 2. Transportation and lunch provided; Dec. 26 through mid-January. Hours are 8 a.m.
space is limited. Information, RSVP: to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Trees

No reservations needed.
peter@wildmesquite.org (575) 522-5552. must be free of decorative items. Information:

Information: (915) 328-4110
212-6000 or elpasotexas.gov/environmental-
Dino Tracks Tour — Insights Science services. Locations:

Requested $5 donation ($2 children) to support
Center host its monthly Dino Tracks tour 9 • Westside/Upper Valley, 121 Atlantic
a.m. to noon the first Sunday of each month

the Mt. Cristo Rey Restoration Committee.
• Central, 2492 Harrison
(Dec. 3, Jan. 7) at Mt. Cristo Rey in Sunland • Northeast, 4501 Hondo Pass (entrance off
Park, open to the general public. The 3-mile Stahala)
Hike subject to cancellation because of rain or snow.
hiking tour covers topics such as “Dinosaur & • Eastside, 1034 Pendale
Crocodilian Trace-fossils,” “Volcanism,” “Plate Residents are also encouraged to recycle
Tectonics,” “Sedimentation & Metamorphic
To get there: Take Sunland Park Drive past Doniphan to
cardboard gift boxes, wrapping
Processes” and more. Cost: $15. Information: paper and cards.
McNutt Road (Highway 273). Go about 11/2 mile and turn
534-0000 or info@insightselpaso.org.
Franklin Mountains State Park — Most
right on road leading to the Mt. Cristo Rey parking lot. Wyler Aerial Tramway — 1700 McKinley. hiking and mountain-biking trails begin in the
Information: 562-9899 or 566-6622.
Security will be provided along trail and in parking lot.
Tom Mays area, off Transmountain Drive on
• A Women-Only is 8 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, up the west side of the park (east of I-10).
on Directisimo Trail. Entry fee is $5 per person, free for age 12
• A last Sunday hike is 8 a.m. Dec. 31, up
Sponsored by
and under (with family). Correct cash or check
Ranger Peak. Meet in the parking lot for the 1- only. Group rates available. Hours are 8 a.m. to
Destination El Paso and El Paso Scene
mile hike. 5 p.m. daily. Information: 566-6441 or on
El Paso Zoo — 4001 E. Paisano. Zoo Facebook at FranklinMountainsSP. Web:
Entrance hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/franklin-mountains.
Admission is $12 for ages 13 to 59; $9 for ages Guided hikes and bike rides are offerd for a
60 and older and active duty military (including $5 additional fee (free for age 12 and younger).
El Paso Scene spouse) with ID; $7.50 ages 3 to 12; and free
for ages 2 and under. Zoo members admitted
Rio Bosque Wetlands Park — UTEP’s
Center for Environmental Resource
free. Information: 212-0966 or elpasozoo.org. Management offers free guided walking tours
Santa at the Zoo is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
USER’S GUIDE and Sunday, Dec. 9-10, with photos, snow play
and other activities at Rio Bosque Wetlands
Park, 10176 Socorro Rd. in El Paso’s Mission

Publication Schedule Advertising information
area, live entertainment and other activities. Valley. Tours last about two hours.
The “Wings of the World” Bird Show is 12:30

& Monthly Deadlines
Information: 747-8663 or riobosque.org.
A full media kit on El Paso Scene advertising
p.m. weekdays and 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. week- • Introductory tour is 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3.
rates, sizes and specifications is at ends at the new Wildlife Amphitheater. • Bird tour is 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9.
El Paso Scene comes out on the Wednesday www.epscene.com/adrates.html. You may “Meet The Keeper” talks are 10:30 to 3:15 Meeting place is a bridge crossing Riverside
following the fourth Monday of the month. also request a media kit by calling us at 542- p.m. at various locations. Canal. Take Americas Ave. (Loop 375) to Pan
The deadline for news announcements is the 1422, or call our advertising director, Albert “African Star” Train ride tickets are $2 plus
third Monday of the month. The deadline is
American Drive, turn left and travel 1.5 miles.
Martinez, at 920-7244. tax ($1.50 for children and society members).
Dec. 18 for the January 2018 issue, which Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso
Subscriptions
Asian Elephant Training Encounters scheduled
will be distributed beginning Dec. 27. The at noon daily. Desert Botanical Garden — 4200
deadline for camera-ready advertising is Dec. Doniphan. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
20. For ads that require design work, please Mail subscriptions to El Paso Scene are $10 a Mesilla Valley Christmas Bird Count
submit requests by Dec. 13.
Saturdays and Sundays. Admission: $3 (free for
year, $18 for two years and $25 for three — The Mesilla Valley Audubon Society’s 43rd
years. A subscription form is provided on
members). Information: 584-0563, keystone-

Submitting News
annual Christmas Bird Count is Saturday, Dec.
Page 38. Subscriptions are sent via 3rd class 16. Learn the history and methods of the
heritagepark.org or elpasobotanicalgardens.org.
mail. Copies sent outside El Paso and neigh- count, go through a collection of bird photos of
Keystone Heritage Park has 189 species of
El Paso Scene accepts news items by mail boring counties may be delayed. migratory and local birds, and a 4,500-year-old
(P.O. Box 13615, El Paso TX 79913) and
likely species, organize CBC teams, distribute archaeological site. The site is open for bird
email (news@epscene.com). There is no
El Paso Scene Online
maps, bird lists and prepare for the count. watching 9:30 a.m. to noon the second and last
charge for news announcements. All items Participation is free. Information: (575) 528- Saturday of the month.
will be edited for brevity and style. News The entire content of each issue is posted on 8696, way1mike@yahoo.com or Keystone’s Chihuahuan Desert Experience
items should include an event name, descrip- our website, www.epscene.com. Besides mvaudubon.org. (immediately west of the wetland) is open daily
tion, time, date, place, sponsoring organiza- monthly listings and columns, the entire issue
may be downloaded in PDF format. The web- Cut down your own Christmas tree — from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for walking and
tion, information phone number and admis-
sion prices, if any. Please include a contact site contains a digest of events listed by week Permits are available for people to cut down bird watching.
name and phone number. A “fill in the and annual calendar listings for each month’s their own Christmas tree in designated areas of Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic
blanks” online press release form is at scheduled events. The website also provides a the Lincoln and Gila National Forests in New Site — Ranch Road 2775 off U.S. 62/180
www.epscene.com/pressrelease.html press release form and a media kit on El Paso Mexico through Dec. 24. Limit is one tree —
Scene advertising.
(Montana Ave.). The site is famed for many

Circulation & distribution El Paso Scene Weekly
up to 10 feet in height — per household, and Native American rock paintings and unique
the permit includes a map of areas where cut- geology. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday
ting is allowed.
El Paso Scene publishes about 40,000 copies through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday
A weekly digest of El Paso Scene events is Permits available to purchase for $5 per tree;
each month, distributed throughout El Paso through Sunday. Admission: $7 (free for chil-
available for free by email, and is also posted special permits available for trees over 10 feet.
and also Las Cruces, including area Village dren 12 and younger). Admission including
on our website. To request our free weekly
Inns, Walgreens, Wing Stop, Leo’s, The
Forest officials advise people to check weath-
email newsletter, go to
tours or hikes is $9 (13 and over); $2 (ages 5-
Cleaners and many more locations. er and road conditions before entering the for-
www.epscene.com/newsletter.php est. Tree-cutters should dress appropriately, Please see Page 25

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Nature
Gila Cliff Dwellings National
Cont’d from Page 24
Monument — 44 miles north of Silver City
on NM Highway 15 in the middle of the majes-
12). Information: 857-1135, ext. 0, or texas-
tic Gila Wilderness, the first and one of the
stateparks.gov.
largest wilderness areas. Entrance fee: $5 per
Junior Ranger Day activities for kids are 10
person; $10 per family. Information: (575) 536-
a.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, to learn about “Turkey
9461 or nps.gov/gicl.
Vultures.” No reservations needed.
The trail to the cliff dwellings is open from 9
A Celebration of Winter is 5:30 p.m. Sunday,
a.m. to 4 p.m. year-round. Everyone must be
Dec. 17, with a luminaria-lit trail, winter sol-
off the trail by 5 p.m. Visitor center is open 8
stice stories and hot chocolate. No reservations
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
needed. Entry closes promptly at 5:30; no
exceptions.
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State
Bring water, hiking shoes and sunscreen for
Park — 1504 Miehls, Carlsbad, N.M.
all daytime events:
Admission: $5 ($3 ages 7-12; free for 6 and
Special events (space is limited; reservations
under). Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (last entry
required):
at 3:30 p.m.). Information: (575) 887-5516.
• Women’s Only Hike is 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec.
Holiday Bells music performed by The
9. Open to all women.
Touch of Joy Ringers is 11 a.m. to noon
• Birding hike is 8 a.m. the third Saturday of
Saturday, Dec. 2. Holidays with the Animals is
the month (Dec. 16).
1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, with children’s
Reservations are recommended for the self-
activities such as making cards and treats from
guided area and for camping: (512) 389-8911.
the zoo’s animal residents.
North Mountain is available for self-guided
day use, for up to 70 people at a time; reserva-
New Mexico State Parks — Day-use fee
tions recommended. There is an annual orien-
is $5 when visiting any state park. All programs
tation program for visitors. Guided access is
are free with park entrance, unless otherwise
offered to the rest of the site. Picnicking
listed. Information: (575) 744-5998 or
allowed at ten tables closest to headquarters.
nmparks.com.
Wood and charcoal fires are not permitted.
• Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Information:
Bicycles permitted only on designated paved
(575) 744-5923.
areas. Pets allowed only in camping or picnic
The annual Luminaria Beachwalk and Floating
areas. Call for reservations and other informa-
Light Parade is 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9.
tion: 857-1135.
• Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. 5000 Calle
White Sands National Monument — del Norte in Mesilla. Information: (575) 523-
The glistening gypsum dunes are about 15 4398. Audubon Bird Walks are 7:15 a.m.
miles southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. Saturdays, led by park volunteers. Ranger-led
70. Visitor Center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nature Hikes are 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Fitness
through Dec. 16; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 17-24, in Nature walks with the Second Chance
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 26-31. Park hours are 7 Walker Program are 8:30 a.m. every Saturday
a.m. to 5 p.m. through Dec. 24; 7 a.m. to 6 beginning at the Visitor Center.
p.m. Dec. 26-31. Entrance fee: $5 age 16 and • Rockhound State Park, five miles south of
older. Closed Christmas Day. Free for children. Deming on SR 11 and then east on Rockhound
Information: (575) 479-6124, ext. 236 or (575) Road (State Road 141) for nine miles. Day use
679-2599, ext. 232; or go to nps.gov/whsa. hours: 7:30 a.m. to sunset. Information: (575)
Sunset strolls are offered daily one hour 546-6182 or (575) 744-5998. Luminaries Night
before sunset: 4 p.m. through Jan. 5. is 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9.
Ranger-guided Lake Lucero Tour is 10 a.m. • Pancho Villa State Park, Columbus, N.M.,
Saturday, Dec. 30, to learn about the forma- State Roads 11 and 9. Day use hours: 7 a.m. to
tion of the sands and the special plants and ani- 9 p.m. Information: (575) 531-2711.
mals that live in and around the dunes. Pancho Villa Luminaria Tour and Night Sky
Program fee is $8 ($4 age 15 and younger); viewing is 5 to 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9.
reservations required and available one month • Leasburg Dam — 12712 State Park Road in
prior to tour. Radium Springs, two miles off I-25 at Exit 19.
“Skins and Skulls” mammal identification talks Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for day use.
are 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Information: (575) 524–4068.
Turning Back the Sun Winter Solstice
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Celebration is noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec.
— 110 miles east of El Paso on the way to 9, with live demonstrations, food samples,
Carlsbad, the 86,416-acre park includes the night sky viewings and more.
highest point in Texas: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749 Discovering the Camino Real at
feet. Entry fee: $5 for ages 16 and older, good LDSP ranger-led hike, exploring why Juan de
for one week and all trails. Pine Springs Visitor Oñate and his party left a lush and abundant
Center hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. river valley to begin a treacherous trek across
Camping is $8 per site per night. Information: the Jornada Del Muerto, is 10 a.m. to 12:30
(915) 828-3251 or nps.gov. p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 and 27, and
Carlsbad Caverns National Park — Saturday, Dec. 23 and 30.
The park is about 160 miles east of El Paso, off A First Day Hike is 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
the Carlsbad Highway (U.S. 62-180). Monday, Jan. 1.
Information: (575) 785-2232 or nps.gov/cave.  • City of Rocks State Park, off Hwy 61 in
Visitor Center open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; Faywood, N.M., about 130 miles west of El
tours available 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Last Paso. Information: (575) 536-2800.
entry into cave via natural entrance is 2 p.m. Star Party is 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec.
with last entry into cave via elevator 3:30 p.m. 16. A First Day Hike is 10 a.m. to noon
(be in line to exit cave by 4:30 p.m.). Monday, Jan. 1.
Plan 3-1/2 hours for a walk-in tour and 1-1/2
hours for Big Room tour of the Caverns. Cost Alameda Park Zoo — Alameda Park, 1321
is $10 (free or ages 15 and younger). The North White Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70),
park’s audio self-guided tour is $3 extra (also Alamogordo. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
available in Spanish). Admission: $2.50 ($1.50 ages 3-11 and 60 and
Other guided tours are available; call or check older; free for ages 2 and younger).
website for details. Information: (575) 439-4290.

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San Elizario church. It offers gifts, family trees,
historical artifacts as well as information on the
“First Thanksgiving” and the Salt War of 1877.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through
Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is
free. Information: 851-1682.
Magoffin Home State Historic Site —
Centennial Museum — University at wise; donations welcome. Information: 351-
1120 Magoffin. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wiggins, UTEP. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 Monday 0048 or elpasoholocaustmuseum.org.
Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m.
through Saturday. Admission is free. The museum depicts Jewish life in Europe
Sunday. Visitors can begin their tour at the
Information: 747-6667 or museum.utep.edu. before World War II, Hitler’s rise to power,
Visitor Center across the street (1117 Magoffin,
Showing through Dec. 16:  the expulsion of Jews into ghettoes, life in con-
a restored 1901 home); closed Sunday. Tours
• “La Frontera: A Century of Division and centration camps, prisoner resistance to the
on the hour; last tour at 4 p.m. Spanish lan-
Resistance” in observance of Hispanic Heritage Nazis and liberation of the camps. Also fea-
guage tours offered Thursday through Saturday;
Month. The exhibit explores the increased tured is a local survivors exhibit. Docents avail-
call for availability. Cost: $7 ($6 seniors 65 and
“hardening” of the border since 1917 as well as able for guided tours.
older; $4 ages 6-18; free ages 5 and younger).
the resistance to governmental policies and leg- Nominations are being taken through Dec.
Family and group rates available. Admission is
islation. Curated by the Department of 15 for the 3rd Annual Henry Kellen Founder’s.
free to Visitor Center. Information: 533-5147,
History’s graduate public history interns and The award honors an individual, family or
visitmagoffinhome.com or Facebook.
features artwork from local artists. group who personifies the vision, tenacity and
The annual Holiday Open house is 5 to 8 p.m.
• “Bracero Memories,” photographs, oral his- passion of Keller, his commitment to the
Saturday, Dec. 9, with music, cookies and
tories and artifacts exploring the history of the Museum and its mission to combat prejudice
cocoa, and free activities for kids.
Bracero Program, which brought Mexican and bigotry. Nominations, information:
Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club is at 2 p.m.
laborers to work in the U.S. from 1942 to lori@elpasoholocaustmuseum.org.
Saturday, Dec. 16, to discuss “The Book of
1964. Presented in collaboration with the
El Paso Museum of Archaeology — Dreams and Ghosts” by Andrew Lang. Cost: $5.
Center for Border Farmworkers. The 1875 Magoffin Home is a prime example
4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso
Permanent exhibits on the Third Floor focus of Territorial style architecture.
(west of U.S. 54). Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
on the history of the Chihuahuan Desert. The
Tuesday through Saturday. Tours are 10:30 to
Chihuahuan Desert Gardens on the museum National Border Patrol Museum and
2 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays, Mondays
grounds have more than 800 species of plants Memorial Library — 4315 Transmountain
and city holidays. Admission is free.
native to the region. Drive. The museum, in Northeast El Paso just
Information: 755-4332 or
The Lhakhang Cultural Exhibit is open to the west of U.S. 54, features the history of the
elpasotexas.gov/arch_museum/.
public for viewing 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Border Patrol with uniforms, equipment, pho-
A talk on “Mimbres: West, North, East and
Wednesday, and 1 to 4:30 p.m. the first Sunday tographs, guns, motor vehicles, airplanes, boats
South” by Stephen H. Lekson, Ph.D. is 2 p.m.
of the month. A museum representative will be and other items, including hands-on exhibits for
Saturday, Dec. 9, as part of the  museum’s lec-
on hand to answer questions. kids. The Border Patrol was founded in 1924 in
ture series.
El Paso. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Showing through Feb. 24:
through Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday and
Center — 715 N. Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m. • “Pensamientos: Visions on Canvas,” showcas-
major holidays. Admission is free. Information:
to 5 p.m. weekdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and es the art of Maria Ibarra. Ibarra, a descendant
759-6060 or borderpatrolmuseum.com.
Sunday. Admission is free unless listed other- of the Rarámuri (Tarahumara) people in the
Sierra Madre of southwestern Chihuahua. San Elizario Veterans Museum and
• “Railroad Era Pottery: The Tourist Trade Memorial Walk — 1501-B Main Street in
Comes to Isleta Pueblo,” from the collection of San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Albert Alvidrez.   Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Weekly archery and atl-atl (spear thrower) Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission
demonstrations are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. is free. Information: Ann Lara, 345-3741 or Ray
Saturdays. Borrego, 383-8529.
El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305
Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. For exhibit Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta
information, see “Southwest Art Scene.” Mission. The center features a museum on the
Tigua tribe, offering a glimpse of five centuries
El Paso Museum of History — 510 N. of Pueblo history and tradition. Hours are 10
Santa Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
through Saturday (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), and
Free children’s activities daily. Admission is
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays and
free. Information: 859-7700, ysletadelsur-
city holidays. Museum admission is free, except
pueblo.org.
for selected exhibits. Information: 212-0320 or
elpasotexas.gov/history.  War Eagles Air Museum — 8012 Airport
A “Speed Dating the Saints” event is 7 to 8:30 Road, Doña Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa.
p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, to get to know 12 or Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
more common Saints in the Catholic Church. Sunday. Admission: $5; $4 senior citizens and
Guest spend a minute or two learning about military; free for children under 12.
each one and share what they learned for Information: (575) 589-2000 or war-eagles-air-
prizes. Cost: $10 ($5 museum members). museum.com.
Showing through Feb. 18 in the Wall of
Giants series is “First Steps: A Commemoration Las Cruces area
of St. Patrick Cathedral and Cathedral High
Branigan Cultural Center — Branigan
School.”
Building, 501 N. Main, (Downtown Mall) Las
The museum’s DIGIE (Digital Information
Cruces. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Gateway in El Paso) is a first-in-the-nation
Tuesday through Friday (until 8 p.m. Thursday);
interactive digital wall that examines El Paso’s
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. All city museums
people and cultures on giant 3-D touch-sensi-
closed Dec. 23-26.Information: (575) 541-
tive TV screens. Guests can upload photos at
2154, las-cruces.org/museums or on Facebook.
digie.org. The wall is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Showing Dec. 1-March 10: “MakeShift” by
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 9
Lxs Dos, consisting of Ramon and Christian
a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, noon to 5 p.m.
Cardena. The husband and wife artists’ works
Sunday. Admission is free.
are ethnographic in nature, illustrating the bor-
Los Portales Museum and Visitor der region through a series of photographs,
Center — 1521 San Elizario Road. The muse- paintings, posters, and an installation.
um is operated by the San Elizario Genealogy Opening reception is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec.
and Historical Society, and is housed in an
1850s Territorial-style building across from the Please see Page 27

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Museum Also
Cont’d from Page 26 Deming Luna Mimbres Museum — 301
S. Silver, Deming, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4
1, during the Downtown Ramble.  p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is
• Showing Dec. 8-Jan. 13: “Native Voices: free. Information: (575) 546-2382, 1-800-848-
Native People’s Concepts of Health and 4955 or lunacountyhistoricalsociety.com
Illness,” exploring wellness, illness, and cultural
life for Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Geronimo Springs Museum — 211 Main
Native Hawaiians. A lecture on “Health in the in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Hours are 9
Native Community” by Sibella Salazar at 1 p.m. a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon
Thursday,  Dec. 7. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 ($2.50 stu-
Additional events for Native Voices at the dents 6 to 18; free for ages 5 and younger).
Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Family rates: $15. Information: (575) 894-6600
Picacho: or geronimospringsmuseum.com.
• Film screening of “Sun Kissed” at 2 p.m. Hubbard Museum of the American
Wednesday, Dec. 6, and of “Medicine West —  841 U.S. Hwy 70 West, next to
Woman” at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14. Ruidoso Downs (N.M.) Race Track. Hours are
• Book discussion on “Keeping Heart on Pine 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday
Ridge” by Vic Glover at noon Tuesday, Dec. 12.  (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Admission:
• Children’s program for ages 6-10 at 3:30 $7 ($5 for seniors, military; $2 children 6-16).
p.m. Friday, Dec. 15. Information: (575) 378-4142, hubbardmuse-
Showing through Jan. 6: “Trotando Pasos um.org or on Facebook.
Ajenos: Social Justice Inequalities in the Showing through Dec. 20: Life and Art: The
Region.” The bilingual exhibit promotes aware- Wyeth-Hurd Family in the Hondo Valley.
ness and dialogue about social justice topics. Showing through Dec. 31: “25 Years of the
A screening of filmmaker Daniel Aguilera’s Hubbard Museum.”
“Fruits of Labor” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5.
New Mexico Museum of Space
Las Cruces Museum of Nature and History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. The
Science — 411 N. Main in the Las Cruces museum features the International Space Hall
Downtown Mall. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 of Fame and the Tombaugh IMAX Dome
p.m. Tuesday through Friday (until 8 p.m. Theater and Planetarium.
Thursday); 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Space center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Closed Sunday and Monday. All city museums Admission: $6 ($5 for seniors and military, $4
closed Dec. 23-26. Information: (575) 522- ages 4-12, children 3 and younger free). Closed
3120 or las-cruces.org/museums. Christmas day. Information: (877) 333-6589,
Scientific Fun for Families Saturdays at 11:30 (575) 437-2840 or nmspacemuseum.org.
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Dec. 2 theme is Launch Pad Lecture Series is 9 to 11 a.m. the
“Electric seasonal cards.” first Friday of month. The Dec. 1 lecture is
“Deck Your Halls Holiday Blitz” is 10 a.m. to “Running Around the World: Exercise in Space”
1 p.m. Dec. 9, at Las Cruces city museums.  with Museum Executive Director Chris Orwoll.
Las Cruces Railroad Museum — The Admission is free; coffee and donuts provided.
museum is in the Santa Fe train depot, 351 N. A “Warehouse 1402: Holidays in Space” tour
Mesilla (at Las Cruces avenue west of the is 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31.
Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 See “Film Scene” for the IMAX schedule.
p.m. Tuesday through Friday (until 8 p.m. Combo tickets available (included museum
Thursday); 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 entrance and one IMAX ticket): $12 ($10 sen-
to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble. iors and military, $8 children.
Closed Sunday and Monday. All city museums Sacramento Mountains Historical
closed Dec. 23-26. Admission is free; donations Museum — 1000 U.S. 82, across from the
encouraged. Information: (575) 647-4480 or Chamber of Commerce in Cloudcroft, N.M.
museums.las-cruces.org.  Hours (weather permitting): 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The museum’s 13th annual Holiday Open Friday and Saturday. Admission: $5 ($3 ages 6
House is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. to 12); $1 military discount with valid ID.
Decorations will be up through Jan. 6. Information: (575) 682-2932 or cloudcroftmu-
Coloring Club for Adults is 10 a.m. to noon seum.com.
Fridays, Dec. 8 and 22.  
“Deck Your Halls Holiday Blitz” is 10 a.m. to Silver City Museum — 312 W. Broadway,
1 p.m. Dec. 9.  Silver City. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum Saturday and Sunday (until 7 p.m. the first
— 4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. Hours Friday of the month). Admission: $3 suggested
are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, donation. Information: (575) 538-5921 or sil-
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for vercitymuseum.org.
adults, $4 seniors 60 and older; $3 children age The 33rd annual Victorian Christmas celebra-
4-17; free for museum members, veterans and tion is 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, with live
children age 3 and under. Information: (575) music, treats, costumes, hands-on activities for
522-4100 or nmfarmandranchmuseum.org. all ages, and a visit from Saint Nicholas.
Showing through Dec. 3: “On the Wing: The Showing through Dec. 10: ”Arte Chicano de
Avian Photography of Nirmal Khandan.”  San Vicente 2017,” featuring artwork of area
Showing through Sept. 16, 2018: “NM Chicano artists Dayna Griego, Peter Garcia,
Farm & Livestock Bureau: 100 Years Strong.” and Ruben Gonzales.
Showing through Dec. 31: “50 Years Ago in
White Sands Missile Range Museum Silver City,” commemorating the 50th anniver-
and Missile Park — Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. sary of the Silver City museum.
Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday. Closed on federal holi- Toy Train Depot — Alameda Park, 1991
days. Free admission. Visitors must provide a N. White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo. Hours are
current license, car registration and proof of noon to 4:40 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
insurance. Information: (575) 678-8824 (local Admission: $4. Information: (575) 437-2855.
call) or wsmr-history.org.

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Agave Rosa Gallery — 905 Noble (next to EPMA Art Workshops at Fountains at
the International Museum of Art). Hours are 10 Farah — El Paso Museum of Art hosts a series
a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. of weekend art-making workshops 10 a.m. to 1
Information: 533-8011. p.m. selected Saturdays in suite 1720 on the
promenade at Fountains at Farah, 8889
Art Avenue Gallery — The gallery space is Gateway West. Teaching artists from the
at 1618 Texas, Suite E. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5
EPMA will help visitors explore different tech-
p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Information: 213-
niques and mediums including painting, and
4318, info@theartave.com or theartave.com.
Showing through Dec. 22: “Ki 気,” works by
Also on display will be her husband Charlie’s Chinati Foundation — Marfa, Texas. printmaking. Each workshop is designed for
photographs, many from Mexico and Spain. Created by artist Donald Judd, the Chinati ages 4 and up. Information:
Mitsu Overstreet and Tim Razo. “Ki” is the
Information: 581-4971 or candymayer.com. Foundation houses one of the world’s largest elpasoartmuseum.org. 
Japanese word for air; which includes atmos-
To get there: Take I-10 to Redd Exit. Take collections of permanently installed contempo- • Dec. 2: Printmaking
phere, flavor, heart, mind, spirit, feelings,
Redd east to Resler, turn left at Franklin High rary art. The collection is open for guided tours • Dec. 9: Curious Landscapes
humor, an intention, mind and will. Overstreet
School, right at Tierra Taos, then left at Tierra throughout the year at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. • Dec. 16: Retablos.
and Razo have been friends in the art world for
Roja. Fifth house on top of hill. Wednesday through Sunday. Grounds close at
15 years having conversations on how religion, Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and
5 p.m. Admission is $10 ($5 for students, sen-
nature and technology overlap. Celebration of Our Mountains Art Gift Shop — 1445 Main Street in San Elizario.
iors). Full tour is $25 ($10 students). Closed
Exhibit — The 17th annual exhibit runs Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday
Bert Saldana Art Gallery — The gallery Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s
through Saturday, and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
through December at Ardovino’s Desert
featuring Southwestern Art is at 1501 Main Day. Information: (432) 729-4362 or
Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. Sunday and by appointment. Information: 851-
Street in the San Elizario Arts District. Hours chinati.org.
Information: (575) 589-0653 or ardovinos.com. 0742 or 474-1800, or albertoescamilla.com.
are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Artist in residence through the end of the year
The annual Christmas Extravaganza is 11 a.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to Chamizal galleries — Chamizal National is Kate Newby.
to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2-3.  All
4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 479-2926 or bert- Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Franklin G. Smith
saldana.com. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday
Crossland Gallery — The El Paso Art galleries and shops in the Placita Madrid build-
Association’s gallery is at 500 W. Paisano (in the ing will participate, with special discounts,
through Friday; weekends by request.
Candy Mayer Studio Open House — El Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 Christmas music, appetizers and refreshments,
Admission is free. Information: 532-7273 or
Paso artist Candy Mayer and photographer p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. plus Christmas art decorating events for chil-
nps.gov/cham/.
Charlie Mayer will host their 4th annual open Saturdays. Gallery closed Dec. 23-Jan. 9. dren. Admission is free.
Showing through Dec. 22: “Diego Rivera
house at her home studio at 1317 Tierra Roja Admission is free. Information: 534-7377,
and Frida Kahlo: Una Sonrisa a mitad del ‘From Boomtown to Metropolis: The
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9- office@elpasoartassociation.com,
Camino,” a photographic exhibition of one of Architecture of Downtown El Paso’ —
10. All of Candy Mayer’s work will be available CrosslandArtGallery.com, or on Facebook.
the art world’s most iconic and controversial The Texas Trost Society’s newest downtown
for purchase, including large pieces not usually Showing through Dec. 16: EPAA Members
couples. The exhibit displays an extensive part exhibit dedicated to the region’s architectural
displayed at shows. Available will be her new Exhibit, “Splash of Autumn.” 
of the daily life of this unique couple through heritage opens with a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m.
game, “Loteria El Paso,” with 50 different El Life Drawing lessons are offered 5:30-8:30
the lens of Guillermo Kahlo, Peter Jules, Saturday, Dec. 2, at the corner of Oregon and
Paso images. New colorful landscapes, several p.m. Thursdays at the Art Junction upstairs.
Guillermo Zamora, Nickolas Murray, Edward Mills, with free tours and giveaways through 2
Duranguito images, new religious collages  Cost: $10; students bring their own supplies.
Weston, Manuel Álvarez Bravo and Juan p.m. Information: texastrost.org or on
and new Día de los Muertos paintings.  Gift
items include 2018 “Images of El Paso” calen-
Guzman among others. Presented with the El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts Facebook at Texas Trost Society.
Consulate General of Mexico, Chamizal Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9 The bilingual exhibition explores the diverse
dars, Día de los Muertos coloring pages, orna-
National Memorial and Centro Cultural a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and architectural styles of downtown El Paso by
ments, mouse pads, coasters, purses and place-
Mexicano Paso del Norte. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to analyzing 21 unique buildings and eight archi-
mats.
9 p.m. Thursday. Closed Mondays and holidays. tectural drawings.
Admission is free unless noted otherwise.
Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon.
Information: 212-0300 or
The gallery specializes in local and early El Paso
elpasoartmuseum.org.
art. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday,
In celebration of Downtown’s Winterfest, the
Wednesday and Friday; noon to 7 p.m.
museum will offer special events and stay open
Thursday or by appointment. 
until 10 p.m. Saturday Dec. 2 and Dec. 9:
Information: 533-9090 or halmarcus.com.
• Dec. 2: Live music by Juarez indie rock band
Showing through Jan 12: “el paso minia-
SETS 8 to 9:30 p.m. Their recent single “Es
tures,” featuring works of more than two
como un Sol,” was featured on the Netflix hit
dozen artists.
“Club de Cuervos.”
The gallery, established in 1996, is owned and
• Dec. 9: Salsa Night with live music by Team
operated by local artist Hal Marcus and his
Havana 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Social dancing, salsa
wife, Patricia Medici, and managed by Ruben
lessons and live performances by El Paso
Vasquez.
Ballroom Dance Academy. 
Marcus’s home and studio, located across the
Showing through Dec. 3: Tom Lea”
street, are available for personal tours.
Watercolors and Washes.”
The 47th annual Happy Hippie Holidaze Open
Showing through Jan. 7: “Gardens of Earthly
House arts and craft fair is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
and Unearthly Delights.” Taking an expansive
Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9-
view of the garden theme, the exhibit juxtapos-
10, with 25 local vendors, appetizers, and live
es both historical and contemporary art and is
entertainment. The 2018 “Amor Sin Fronteras”
composed entirely of works from the collection
calendars are available for $5. Visitors encour-
of the El Paso Museum of Art.  
aged to come in hippie garb. Admission is free.
Showing through Feb. 11: “Frank Lloyd
Wright: Architecture of the Interior,” coinciding Ho Baron Sculpture Garden and
with the 150th anniversary of Wright’s birth. Studio – Baron’s surreal outdoor sculpture
His innovative ideas in domestic architecture garden at 2830 Aurora (at Piedras) is visible
and design are shown through house plans, from the street, featuring several of his large-
photographs and drawings. scale works. His indoor studio hours are noon
Texas Tech School of Architecture Series talks to 5 p.m. Saturdays, or by appointment. The
are 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 and 14. indoor studio features his sculpture, drawings,
Free family workshops are noon to 2 p.m. and art assemblages as well as access to a sec-
Tuesday through Friday, Dec. 26-29.  ond private sculpture garden. Information: 915-
562-7820 or hobaron.com
EPCC K-12 Art Exhibit — The 16th
annual exhibit runs through Dec. 4, at the International Museum of Art — 1211
EPCC Administrative Services Center, Building Montana. The museum is operated by the
A, 9050 Viscount with works from local school International Association for the Visual Arts in
districts plus charter, parochial, and home the historic Turney Home. Hours are 10 a.m.
schools. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. to 5 p.m. Wednesday Thursday and Friday, 1 to
Information: Janine Rudnick, 831-4039. 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free guided tours

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Art Scene San Elizario Art District — Several gal- Closed Sunday and Monday. All city museums advertising art director and graphic designer,
leries and artist studios are located 1445 to closed Dec. 23-26. Information: (575) 541- working over 20 years in Los Angeles for
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1501 Main Street near the San Elizario Plaza on 2137 or las-cruces.org/museums. advertising agencies specializing in the movie
the Mission Trail. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday Showing through Jan. 20, 2018: “Art in industry. Rimbach has studied extensively both
available on a walk-in basis. Admission is free.
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Detail,” 20th Century Masters of Photography, old and modern masters, and works primarily
Information: 543-6747 or internationalmuseu-
noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 474-1800 30 photographs that explore texture, light, and in landscapes, bookcase series and his modern
mofart.net.
or 851-0093.  the interplay of these qualities in the work of abstracts.
The 18th annual Sun Bowl Art Exhibition runs
To get there, take Loop 375 South from I-10, established and emerging masters of photogra-
through Dec. 31.
phy. Working primarily in black and white film,
Quesenberry Gallery — Quesenberry
exit Socorro Rd., then drive 7 miles east to
An opening reception is 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Farmhouse Gallery, 825 Quesenberry.
Main Street. each of the artists in this exhibition possesses
Dec. 9, for “Visions,” works of Chilean and Information; (575) 523-9760 or bonnieman-
Featured gallery artists include Albert the technical skills required to work in photog-
North American contemporary Art by Veronica doe.com.
Escamilla, Robert Dozal, Rob Mack, Palmira raphy.
Leiton and Marino. The exhibit continues A show featuring the works of Connie Falk
Lopez, Manuel Alvarado, Maria Branch, Bert Included are masters Imogene Cunningham,
through Jan. 6. and Bonnie Mandoe is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saldaña, Joanna Franco, Melissa Himes, M. Aaron Siskind, Wynn Bullock, and Barbara
Leiton is a Chilean living in Juarez, who has Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9-10, with refresh-
Concepcion, Robert Lichlyter, Amado Pena Jr. Morgan
painted professionally for 33 years. Through ments and live music by guitarist Rick Hatfield.
and Arturo Avalos. Local artist and photographer Bree Lamb will
her art, she seeks “to capture the invisible The gallery is a half-mile west from the inter-
present a free “how to” on macro (close up)
worlds that are connecting and communicating Star City Studio/OM Gallery — The photography and manipulating images in
section of Picacho and Valley Drive. Travel
with each other: from the cellular world music studio and gallery is at 120 W. west on Picacho, turn south at Quesenberry to
Photoshop 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. 
(Micros) to Earth and other worlds (Macros).” Castellano. Information: starcitystudioproduc- the restored historical farmhouse tucked
Reading Art Book Club meets at 2:30 p.m. the
Marino A. Rios, M.D. retired after 50 years as tions.com, or 240-5756. behind the rock wall.
second Wednesday of every month, next door
a surgeon to become a sculptor. He often An opening reception is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Museum of Nature and Science class- Rio Grande Theatre Gallery — 211 N.
blends bronze into wood, which creates very Saturday, Dec. 9, for “4 Diverse Women,” fea- room. The Dec. 13 book is “Broad Strokes: 15 Main in Las Cruces. Information: (575) 541-
unique pieces. turing works by Estelle Goldman, Marie Women Who Made Art and Made History” by 2290, riograndetheatre.org or on Facebook.
Livingston, Vanessa K. Clark and Lu Allen. The
Krystyna Robbins Studio — Krystyna Bridget Quinn. Showing Dec. 1-16: “Experience the
exhibit continues through Feb. 3. Artrageous free art appreciation activities are
Robbins will host her annual Christmas Monument” exhibit, works by Kayla Blundell.
On sale are Pat Olchefski-Winston’s 2018 “All 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday. The
Miniature Sale noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. Blundell’s artwork ranges from representational
Time Favorites!” calendars.
10, at the Robbins Studio, 5070 Yucca.  December theme is “Holiday Art.”  landscapes to abstract paintings. Her work is
Retablos, slates, miniatures and small paintings Titovets School of Art Show & Sale — Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery —
primarily oil, acrylic, watercolor, and soft pas-
and other works will be for sale. The school hosts its 17th annual show 4 to 8 tel. Reception is 5 to 8 p.n. Friday, Dec. 1, as
2470-A Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, across
Robbins will lead a workshop on oils and p.m. Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. part of the First Friday Downtown Ramble.
from the Fountain Theatre. Hours are 10 a.m.
acrylics Jan. 8-11 at Innsbruck Village in 16-17, at the Woman’s Club of El Paso, 1400 to 5 p.m. daily. The gallery features more than Rokoko Art Gallery — 1785 Avenida de
Ruidoso. Information: 584-0953, 309-1898 or N. Mesa, featuring works of various subjects, 30 artists in various media. New works dis- Mercado in Mesilla. Hours are noon to 5 p.m.
krystynarobbins.com. styles and sizes by new and established artists played every three months. Information: (575) Saturdays; most other days by appointment.
who are students of Sasha and Lyuba Titovets.
La Galeria de la Misíon de Senecú — 522-2933 or mesillavalleyfinearts.com. Information: (505) 690-6915 or rokokoart.com.
Admission is free. Information: 539-9015. Receptions are 1 to 4 p.m. the first Saturday
The Ysleta Independent School District’s gallery
The Titovetses graduated with master of fine of each month. Second Saturday Open Artist Studios
is at 8455 Alameda. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
arts degrees in St. Petersburg, Russia and in December’s featured artists are Mary Zawacki — Several Las Cruces artists will host studio
Monday through Friday.  Admission is free.
1992 immigrated to El Paso. They since have and Frank Rimbach. Zawacki paints primarily open houses noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. 
Information: 434-9703, 434-9711, or on
received numerous regional and national with oils and pastels. She had a career as an
Facebook at YISDFineArts.
awards for their paintings. Please see Page 30
The annual Virgen de Guadalupe exhibit runs
Dec. 1-Jan. 11, with Awards reception 5 to 9 ‘V Transborder Biennial 2018’ — El
p.m. Friday, Dec. 8. Paso Museum of Art (EPMA) and Museo de
Arte de Ciudad Juárez (MACJ) are taking call
Plein Air Painters — The artwork of the
for entries to the Transborder Biennial 2018
plein air Painters of El Paso will be featured
online through Dec. 5. The Transborder
through Dec. 31, at Ardovino’s Desert
Biennial 2018 will be on view June 1-Sept. 16 at
Crossing, One Ardovino Drive, in Sunland Park.
EPMA and MACJ. Information: EPMA-
Artists include Rachel Murphree, Candy Mayer,
info@elpasotexas.gov or
Rami Scully, Dorian Clouser, Judy Crumley, Lisa
elpasoartmuseum.org/exhibitions/biennial.exhi-
Hiebert, Krystyna Robbins, Santiago Gonzalez,
bition. 
Winfrey Hearst, Oween Rath and others.
Las Cruces/Mesilla
Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, or visit
ardovinos.com.
Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald Art Obscura Gallery — The fine arts,
antiques and collectibles shop and gallery is at
Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is off Dawson
3206 Harrelson in Las Cruces at Mesilla Park.
Drive next to the Sun Bowl. Hours are 10 a.m.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through
to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (open until 7
Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
p.m. Thursday) and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Information: (575) 494-7256,
Information: 747-6151, rubincenter.utep.edu or
Artobscuragallery.com or on Facebook.
on Facebook at RubinCenter.
Showing through Dec. 3: “Return Trip,” tat-
Showing through Dec. 15: 
too style art by Christopher Schaffner.
• “Simplified World” by Suzi Davidoff, drawings
on found maps and globes, with accompanying Cutter Gallery — 2640 El Paseo (at
hand-drawn animation.  University), Las Cruces. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5
• “George Rodriguez: Where is Our Exile?” p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Seattle-based ceramist George Rodriguez is a Saturday. Information: (575) 541-0658 or the-
native El Pasoan whose figurative ceramic work cuttergallery.com.
engages directly with the political, social and An opening reception is 1-4 p.m. Saturday,
cultural dimensions of immigrants, Mexican- Dec. 2, for “Beyond the Familiar,” an exhibit of
Americans and other communities of color in works by Rosemary McLoughlin that share her
the U.S. and beyond. love of Ireland and its culture. The show title is
Showing through Feb. 16 in the Project taken from a poem by St. Brendan, patron saint
Space: “Duality of Presence,” featuring 19 con- of sailors and whales. The exhibit’s paintings
temporary makers united by their concern with depict tales of voyages by the 6th century saint.
“material specificity” in their work, specifically The exhibit continues through Jan. 6.
as a way of looking at how material itself can
communicate complex and distinct narratives. Las Cruces Museum of Art — 491 N.
Each artist is represented by multiple pieces of Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to
jewelry. Artist-made videos can be viewed in 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday (until 8 p.m.
the gallery via virtual reality platforms. Thursday), 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5
to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble.

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Art Scene ecently I was asked to give a mes-
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Also sage at church on “tribulation.”
The problem was that I did not
• Painted Tree Studio, 429 Reeves. Leslie
Art Hop — MainStreet Truth or have the kind of experience of my own
Toombs (pastels and mixed media), and Steve
Consequences sponsors the event 6 to 9 p.m. for such a topic. And I knew it would be a
Robinson (weavings). Robinson will demon-
the second Saturday of each month (Dec. 9) in mistake to give a message on “tribulation”
strate rag rug weaving on his walking loom.
the downtown gallery district. Information tor- without drawing on real life. Instead, I
Information: (575) 636-3654
cmainstreet.org. presented a series of short video inter-
• Dunklee’s Art Studio, 1201 2nd, in a 1878 views with people from my church who
waits even as it wrestles with evil, trusting
Farmhouse. Artist Penny Duncklee will show Deming Arts Center — The Deming Arts had powerful stories of their own to share.
that good can come out of the worst of sit-
her watercolors, prints and cards. Information: Council’s gallery and gift shop is at 100 Gold • One was a young couple who suffered
uations.
(575) 523-1889. Street in Deming, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 the loss of a parent, brother and their jobs
One theme kept coming up: The role of
• Betty and Ken Krebbs 715 N p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is the year their twins were born, while deal-
those who came alongside during these
Reymond,(watercolors, pastels, oil painting and free. Information, details: (575) 546-3663, ing with the woman’s multiple sclerosis
times. Friends and family often made con-
weavings). Information: kbkrebbs@gmail.com. demingarts.org or on Facebook. and their kids’ major medical problems.
siderable sacrifices to help, which gave
• Kathleen Deasy, 625 Van Patten (oils and Showing Dec. 2-29: Holiday Gift Boutique, • An older woman shared how her hus-
enormous comfort and support to those
mixed media on canvas and paper). with opening reception for artists and crafters band lost his leg in a near-fatal accident
dealing with tragedy.
Artists wanting to participate in future events 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. that left him unconscious for 40 days. A
The process of interviewing these people
should notify Deasy one month prior to when few years their adult daughter died sud-
Kate Brown Pottery Holiday Show — and editing the videos made me realize
they want to open their studio. Information: denly of an undiagnosed illness. Another
how much we need to hear these stories
daughter got hooked on drugs and she and
Artist Kate Brown hosts a show 10 a.m. to 5
Katheen, (828) 467-9060 or
— to really listen and try to learn from
her disabled husband eventually adopted
p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2-3, at Kate
kdarts2u@gmail.com.
them.
their granddaughter as a result.
Brown Pottery Studio & Showroom, 147 Hot
Tombaugh Gallery — First Unitarian It also taught me how much we need to
• Our pastor and his wife updated us on
Springs Canyon Road in the Mimbres Valley,
be part of the stories of those around us.
her fight against Stage 4 breast cancer,
Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S. with slip-decorated earthenware tableware and
We may not experience such trouble in
which has led to lengthy and specialized
Solano. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. serving pieces. Gourmet Mexican lunch by
our life, but each of us probably knows or
treatment in Dallas and Los Angeles.
Wednesday through Saturday. Closed Brenna Brown offered noon to 4 p.m.
will know someone going through hard-
• One member of the congregation talked
Thanksgiving Day. Information: (575) 522-7281 Information: (575) 536-9935,
ships. We have the opportunity to be a
about his emergency trip to Oregon after
or uuchurchlc.org. katebrown@gilanet.com.
part of those stories. We can be the ones
he learned his best friend’s wife was
Showing Dec. 3-Jan. 26: “Masks, Maidens Take Mimbres Valley Hwy 61 to Royal John
who come alongside, who pray with those
dying. She died before his plane landed.
and More,” highlighting the work of four New Mine Road at mile marker 19.5. Follow signs
in pain, who fix meals and drive their kids
But he stayed with his friend for a week
Mexico gourd artists: Joanna Bradley, Sylvia 2.5 miles to the studio.
to practice, who give generously to help
to help any way he could.
Hendrickson, Karen Phillips and Kathe Stark.
Rio Bravo Fine Art — 110 Broadway in them cover their bills. We can be the ones
All of these people related these stories
Visitors can enter a drawing to win a piece of
who listen and who lean in.
from the viewpoint of faith. Not a blind
gourd art made by Stark. Truth or Consequences, N.M. Gallery hours
faith of believing that everything is God’s
Artist reception is 11:30 am to 1 p.m. Sunday, are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through
Randy Limbird is editor of El Paso Scene.
will, but a faith that prays and hopes and
Dec. 3. The artists will demonstrate the art of Sunday. Information: (575) 894-0572 or rio-
this ancient craft at 11:45 a.m. bravofineartgallery.com. Send comments to randy@epscene.com

Gallery Talk family. We lived overseas in Japan so I
was able to take several classes while
Cont’d from Page 31 there. Right now I am using photos mixed
with acrylic painting. Pat and I have
Livingston also enjoys doing photogra-
known each other for about 15 years so
phy. “I choose to shoot things that are
I’m very excited that she asked me to be
around me, while also looking for abstract
part of an exhibition with these other
shapes. I want people to look at the sub-
ladies.”
ject, and then challenge them to figure out
Allen, who also grew up in El Paso, is a
what it is. Whenever a person asks me,
painter who creates vibrant works in oils,
“What is it? I simply tell them it is what-
pastels and encaustics.
ever you see in it.”
“I started painting as a graduate student
Goldman attended Parsons School of
at UTEP. My really important mentor was
Design and earned a B.A. at UTEP. After
Dr. Robert Massey and I also want to give
spending 43 years as a studio potter, the
credit to Barbara Brown. They taught me
vibrant 90-year-old has begun a new phase
the really solid things you need to know
of her artistic career as a painter.
such as composition and color, and a
“I work in acrylics, often beginning with
whole lot more like values, how to use
sketches done in charcoal,” Goldman said.
shadows — things you can only learn from
The life drawing classes she attends on a
masters like these two. Without these ele-
regular basis now provide her with a rich
ments, you just have stuff on a piece of
array of subject matter. “After class, I
paper that you can’t really call art.
come home and dress up my figures in
“While I paint in many mediums, pan-
whatever clothing I want to put on them. I
pastels is really my favorite. These are
love the human body so I have a lot of fun
powders which you apply with sponges.
using my imagination. When I get through
Although the colors are often soft, they
with them you wouldn’t recognize their
can be more intense. These make beautiful
origin began as simple figures. I love
landscapes and gorgeous portraits – espe-
color, design, and the repetition of things.
cially women because of the skin tones.
It’s different on canvas, but the designs are
However, pastels need to be framed under
similar to what I used to do on pottery.”
glass, and have many other requirements
El Paso native Vanessa Clark earned a
to be done right, so I am currently working
BFA at UTEP with a focus on graphic
in acrylics and also doing some encaustics.
design and ceramics. A mother of two
“As for subject matter, whatever grabs my
sons, ages 5 and 8, she also works for a
imagination, that is what I paint. I am also
firm downtown that does commercial
considering charcoal at the moment.
screen printing and freelances from home.
“I am really emotional about what I
“I just recently got back into painting
paint; what I do has to come from inside
after being on hiatus for a few years, so I
myself.”
have been creating a number of new paint-
ings. I work in acrylics and my creations Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer
are inspired by nature in the local area as
specializing in the visual arts.
well as adventures I have had with my

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Magoffin Home’s halls
decked for the holidays
I
f you are looking for a rewarding way
to get into the spirit of Christmas, start
a family tradition by visiting the his-
toric Magoffin Home State Historic Site,
1120 Magoffin, during their Holiday Open
House from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9.
The family event features cookies, cocoa,
live music, games and entertainment for
all ages — not to mention El Paso’s most
historic home decorated as it would have
been from the 1880s to the 1930s.
This Territorial Style homestead was built
in 1875 by Joseph Magoffin, the portly son
of pioneer settler James Wiley Magoffin.
“Although past tours might have includ-
ed discussions of the ‘spirits that occa-
sionally make their presence known,’”
said Site Manager Jeff Harris, “what we
currently emphasize are history-based
tours. Joseph played a very important role
in the development of the city. He served
four terms as mayor of El Paso, was a
judge, and was also with the Customs
Bureau. What I especially love when talk-
ing about the home’s history is that Joseph
was the grandson of an Irish immigrant;
his mother was a Mexican of Spanish The Magoffin Home celebrates the
descent, and they employed a Chinese gar-
holidays with an open house Dec. 9
dener. This acceptance of a variety of eth-
4 Diverse Women
nic cultures is really the story of El Paso,
and if you change a few details, also the
story of America, during this time period. Unique as always in her exhibitions, Pat
“Since I am new to the area,” Harris Olchefski-Winston has scheduled “4
added, “another aspect that I found fasci- Diverse Women – A Star Studded Holiday
nating is that the population of El Paso Extravaganza” at her OM Gallery at Star
was only 700 at the time when the home City Studio, 120 W. Castellano. Opening
was built, but by the time Joseph died in with a reception from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
1923, it had grown to more than 70,000 Saturday, Dec. 9, the exhibition will show-
people.” case paintings by Estella Goldman and Lu
Machelle Wood, the Educator and Public Allen, and multi-media offerings by
Events Coordinator for the site, shared, “In Vanessa Clark and Marie Livingston.
keeping with the holiday spirit, we will be Talking about her inspiration for the holi-
decorating portions of the home to reflect day show, Olchefski-Winston said “I am
the décor as it would have been during the looking forward to this particular exhibi-
1880s, while other rooms have a more tion because it highlights paintings by four
modern trend featuring the 1930s. We felt ladies who have never shown their work
this was appropriate since this site was together. In fact, they don’t often exhibit
home to three generations of Magoffin their work anywhere in El Paso. Each is
family members.” very talented so I felt their creations
Wood reminds guests to take time to go deserve to be seen.”
across the street to the new Visitor’s Livingston is a long-time El Paso resi-
Center and gift shop at 1117 Magoffin. dent who earned a BFA from UTEP in
“You will find a great deal more informa- 1983, focusing on ceramics and sculpture.
tion about the time period and the family, “I’m an ardent student of art history and
especially Joseph’s wife, Octavia, who was my love of 20th century abstract artists is a
quite a force in her own right.” major influence to my work,” she said. Ten
If you can’t make the open house, you years ago she was also introduced to
can still enjoy the home’s seasonal decora- process painting, explaining, “I am prima-
tions on display beginning in early rily interested in color patterns, just play-
December through Jan. 6 (Epiphany). The ing with color. Working in watercolor, I
Magoffin Home is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. get the paper really wet and start with a
Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 5 single hue. Then I add another color and
p.m. Sunday. Guided tours are offered let it spread.
Tuesday and Saturday on the hour from 9 Although I may have an idea in mind
a.m. to 4 p.m., and at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 when I start, most times the end result is
p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Visitors very different. I love the discovery.
are welcome take a self-guided tour at Starting a painting with an end in mind
other times. Adult admission is $7, with might cramp my style so I prefer to just
reduced rates for children and seniors. like to let things happen. Each painting is
Harris added, “An additional perk to vis- an adventure, and I particularly like very
iting during the Holiday Open House is we vibrant colors. This summer I was working
have reduced admission to $2 for adults in Naples yellow, rose and cerulean blue.
and children 5 and under are free. What As the weather has gotten cooler, I started
we hope to do with this event is create a playing around with burnt umber and indi-
really pleasant holiday atmosphere for all go blues, and dark greens.”
ages in this beautiful and historic setting.”
Please see Page 30

December 2017 El Paso Scene Page 31
Old Fort Bliss — Building 5054, corner of Veterans Committee of the San Elizario
Genealogy and Historical Society, is at 1501-B
Tumblewords Project — The writing
Pershing and Pleasanton Roads, Fort Bliss. The Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club —
workshops are 12:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Old West days of the “Soldiers of the Pass” are Main Street in San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m.
Saturdays at the Memorial Park Public Library The book club devoted to Victorian era science
relived through replicas of the original adobe to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m.
meeting room, 3200 Copper. Workshops are fiction meets at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at
fort buildings and military artifacts of the to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
free; donations for the presenter are encour- Magoffin Home State Historic Site, 1120
Magoffinsville Post, 1854 to 1868. Hours are 9 Admission is free. Information: Ann Lara, 345-
aged. The group is open to all writers in a non- Magoffin, to discuss “The Book of Dreams and
a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. 3741 or Ray Borrego, 383-8529.
critique, non-caustic forum. No workshops Ghosts” by Andrew Lang. Victorian era or
Admission is free. Information: 568-4518 or steampunk dress encouraged, but not required.
Dec. 23 or Dec. 30. Information: 328-5484
588-8482 or on Facebook at Old Fort Bliss. Fort Bayard tours — Fort Bayard Historic
(Donna Snyder), 566-1034 (library), tumble- Cost: $5. Information: 533-5147, visitmagoffin-
Preservation Society host walking tours of the
El Paso History Radio Show — The historic fort each Saturday in December, from
wordsproject@yahoo.com or on Facebook. home.com or Facebook.
show runs 10:05 a.m. to noon Saturdays on • Dec. 2: “Implication” with Kit Wren. Wren
9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fort Bayard National
KTSM AM 690 (and streamed at has been a participant in the Tumblewords El Paso Writers’ League — The league
Historic Landmark is six miles east of Silver
KTSMRadio.com). Documentary filmmaker Project since he was 12 years old.  meets 2 to 4 p.m. the second Saturday of the
City, N.M. off U.S. 180.  at the 1910
Jackson Polk hosts the show with reenactor • Dec. 9: “Writing in Light” with Lucy Hopple. month at the Dorris Van Doren Regional
Commanding Officer’s Quarter and museum
and historian Melissa Sargent. Details of each Hopple performed in Yo Soy Teatro, as Branch Library, 551 E. Redd Road. Admission is
(House 26). Tour takes about 90 minutes.
upcoming show, plus podcasts of previous pro- Herlinda Wong Chew with the Wise Latinas free. Information:
Admission is free, but donations appreciated.
grams, are at EPHistory.com. Information: 833- organization. Santa Lucia, whose feast day is elpasowritersleague@gmail.com or on
Information, group tours: (575) 956-3294,
8700. Dec. 13, is the patron sight of sight.   Facebook at ElPasoWritersLeague.
(575) 574-8779, or (575) 388-4862. 
• Dec. 16: “Writing for the Dark Times” with
El Paso Mission Trail Visitor Center — Fort Bayard served as an army post from
Donna Snyder. Snyder founded the LGBT book group — The bimonthly book
El Paso Mission Trail Association’s center sup- 1866 to 1899 and army tuberculosis hospital
Tumblewords Project weekly writing work- group meets on odd-numbered month. Open
porting the three historic churches in the from 1899 to 1920.
shops in 1995. She has several published collec- to all GLBT and GLBT-friendly people interest-
Mission Valley — Ysleta Mission, Socorro The Society will also be involved in the Santa
tions of poetry. ed in book discussions. Includes potluck sup-
Mission and San Elizario Chapel — is at 6095 Clara Tamale Fiesta Saturday, Dec. 2, with the
per. Information: 566-5549, 861-2909 or 471-
Alameda (at Zaragoza). Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 Lighted Christmas Parade at 6 p.m.
‘The Gift of Story’ — Author Denise 9396 or on Facebook at
p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Admission is free. Chavez will host a short story workshop 9 a.m. ElPasoGLBTBookGroup.
Information 790-0661, 851-9997 or visitelpa- Fort Selden State Monument — The
to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Casa Camino
somissiontrail.com. monument, 1280 Fort Selden Road in Radium
Real, 314 S. Tornillo in Las Cruces. Writers of Barnes and Noble Saturday story-
Springs, 13 miles north of Las Cruces, is open
Los Portales Museum and Visitor all ages and backgrounds are invited to bring a times — El Paso’s East Side and West Side,
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through
Center — 1521 San Elizario Road. The muse- story idea or two or three or an actual story to and the Las Cruces Mesilla Valley Mall locations
Monday (closed Tuesday). Admission is $3;
um is operated by the San Elizario Genealogy work on, as well as photos and mementoes all offer Saturday storytimes. See individual list-
(ages 16 and under free). Sunday admission for
and Historical Society, and is housed in an that in turn, can be gifted to others. Cost: $75. ings for times.
New Mexico residents is $1. Information: (575)
1850s Territorial-style building across from the Information: Denise Chávez at Casa Camino • Dec. 2: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
526-8911 or nmmonuments.org.
San Elizario church. It offers gifts, family trees, Real, (575) 523-3988 or comezon09@com- • Dec. 9: Olaf’s Frozen Adventure Big Golden
The annual Las Noches del Las Luminarias is 6
historical artifacts as well as information on the cast.net.  Book
to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. with hundreds of
“First Thanksgiving” and the Salt War of 1877. Chávez’s short story, “Big Calzones,” has • Dec. 16: River Rose and the Magical
luminarias, cocoa and activities. Admission is
Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through become a loved Christmas staple and is Christmas 
free.
Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is replayed yearly on Latino USA. • Dec. 23: Santa’s Magic Key
Fort Selden was a 19th century adobe fort
free. Information: 851-1682. • Dec. 30: The Story of Ferdinand.
established to protect early settlers. The monu-
ment seeks to preserve the remaining ruins and
Reading Art Book Club — The book club
San Elizario Veterans Museum and of the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main, Barnes & Noble (East Side) — The
Memorial Walk — The museum, operated has a visitor’s center with exhibits of military
meets at 2:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of Fountains at Farah, 8889 Gateway West, Suite
and managed by the non-profit San Elizario life at the post. From Las Cruces, take I-25
each month in the Museum of Nature and 120. Information: 590-1932.
north to Exit 19.
Science classroom next door. Meetings are free Polar Express pajama storytime is 7 p.m.
and open to the public; participants do not Friday, Dec. 1.
need to have read the book. Information: (575) Children’s storytime is 11 a.m. every
541-2217, sabdon@las-cruces.org or las- Saturday.
cruces.org/museums.
The Dec. 13 book is “Broad Strokes: 15 Barnes & Noble (West Side) — 705
Women Who Made Art and Made History” by Sunland Park. Information: 581-5353.
Bridget Quinn. Polar Express pajama storytime is 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 1, with stories, activities and raf-
Reading Art Book Club — The book club fle.
of the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main, Author Jan Brett will sign copies of her new
meets at 2:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of children’s book “The Mermaid” at 5 p.m.
each month in the Museum of Nature and Wednesday, Dec. 6.
Science classroom next door. Meetings are free Children’s storytimes are 10 a.m. Fridays and
and open to the public; participants do not 11 a.m. Saturdays.
need to have read the book. Information: (575)
541-2217, sabdon@las-cruces.org or las- Barnes & Noble (Las Cruces) — 700 S.
cruces.org/museums. Telshor in Mesilla Valley Mall. Information:
The Dec. 13 book is “Broad Strokes: 15 (575) 522-4499.
Women Who Made Art and Made History” by Children’s storytimes are 10 a.m. Fridays, and
Bridget Quinn. 11 a.m. Saturdays. 

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Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets: $17. Information: (575) 646-4515 or
nmsutheatre.com.
No Strings Theatre auditions — No
Strings Theatre is hosting auditions for the
Anna Ziegle play “Photograph 51” at 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 3, directed by Ceil Herman, at
Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall in
‘A Christmas Story’ — El Paso Playhouse, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” follows
Las Cruces. Information: (575) 523-1223 or
2501 Montana, presents the comedy by Philip the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman
nstcbbt@zianet.com.
Grecian. Dec. 1-10. Showtimes are 8 p.m. siblings, or “the worst kids in the history of the
Auditions will consist of readings from the
Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: world.” The siblings take over the annual
script. Needed are 5 men, ages 20’s to 40’s.
$15 ($12 seniors 62+, students, military). Christmas pageant in a hilarious yet heart-
The role of Rosalind Franklin is cast. A copy of
Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com. warming tale involving the Three Wise Men, a
the script is on reserve at the Branigan Library
A young boy named Ralphie Parker only ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids.
Research Help Desk.
wants one thing of Christmas: a Red Ryder BB
gun. It’s not sure he will ever make it to ‘Tick, Tick.Boom!’ — UTEP Dinner ‘A Christmas Carol’ — The UTEP
Christmas, between his brother Randy and the Theatre, in the UTEP Student Union West
Department of Theatre and Dance presents its
school bully, Scut Farkus. building, presents the autobiographical musical
popular holiday season production Dec. 9-17,
by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning
in UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre.
‘Annie’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, composer of “Rent,” Jonathan Larson, Dec. 1-
Show time is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 and
313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown 10, as its Side Dish Student Production. Show
Friday, Dec. 15, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10 and
Mall, presents the beloved musical Dec. 1-17. time is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m.
17. Tickets: $14; $12 UTEP faculty/staff, sen-
The story of the lovable orphan is by Thomas Sunday. No dinner served; all seats general
iors, military, groups of 10 or more, Alumni
Meehan, with music by Charles Strouse and admission. Tickets: $15 ($12 UTEP faculty,
with card, non-UTEP Students; $9 UTEP stu-
Martin Charnin. Directed by Janet Beatty- staff, alumni assoc. members, ages 4-12, non-
dents and children. Information: 747-5118, the-
Payne, with musical direction by Meagan UTEP students and groups of 20 or more; $10
atredance.utep.edu or on Facebook.
Higgins. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and UTEP students with valid ID) Information: 747-
Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15 6060 or utep.edu/udt (Ticketmaster). Solstice Showcase — The Border Theater
($12 student, senior, military; $10 age 12 and “Tick, Tick...BOOM” follows the playwright- presentation is 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday,
younger). Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcct- composer’s journey that led to a Broadway Dec. 15-17, at Glasbox, 201 Poplar. Door
nm.org. blockbuster. Set in 1990, this story of personal open at 7:30 p.m. Ticket information: 412-
discovery is presented as a rock musical. Adult 5283 or bordertheatre.org.
‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ —
subject matter and language.
ACT (A Children’s Theatre) of Mesilla Valley El Paso Playhouse auditions — El Paso
presents the holiday comedy at 7 p.m. Friday ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ — American Playhouse, 2501 Montana, hosts these auditions
and 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec 1-2, at Rio Grande Southwest Theatre Company presents the holi- for upcoming shows. Information, audition
Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces day play based on the Frank Capra classic times: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
Downtown Mall. Tickets: $6 in advanced; $7 at through Dec. 2 at NMSU’s Center for the • Dec. 17-18: ‘On Golden Pond’ by Ernest
the door; available at (575) 644-9561. Arts, Las Cruces. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thompson. Show dates are Feb. 9-March 4.

December Roundup Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305
Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta
Cont’d from Page 11
Mission. The center features a museum on the
Tigua tribe. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Area attractions
Wednesday through Sunday. Free children’s
activities daily. Admission is free. Information:
Wyler Aerial Tramway — 1700 McKinley. 859-7700, ysletadelsurpueblo.org.
Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 Native American Dances are on the hour 11
years and under. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fresh Indian bread is on sale at the center,
Sunday. Information: 562-9899 or 566-6622. made Saturday mornings. Also featured are
A Women-Only is 8 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, up family-operated gift shops.
on Directisimo Trail. La Viña Winery — 4201 S. NM Highway
Holiday ornament making is noon to 4 p.m. 28, one mile north of Vinton Road. Information:
Saturday, Dec. 9, as part of Arts in the Parks. (575) 882-7632 or lavinawinery.com. Tasting
All materials provided. room and patio open noon to 5 p.m. Thursday
A “pocketsquare survival” and other uses of a through Tuesday (closed Wednesdays). Tasting
bandana demonstration is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. fee is $5. Daily tour is offered at 11:30 a.m. by
Monday, Dec. 25. appointment only; the $10 fee includes tasting.
Last Sunday hike is 8 a.m. Dec. 31, up Ranger
Peak. Meet in the parking lot for 1-mile hike. Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery
Hike rated as strenuous. — 430 La Viña Road (off NM 28 between
markers 8 and 9), in Chamberino, N.M. Tasting
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — room open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through
1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Monday. Information: (915) 241-4349 or som-
Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 braantigua.com.
a.m. Sunday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 2 The Christmas Art and Craft Fair is noon to 6
a.m. Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9-10.
and Saturday. Live racing is Friday, Saturday,
Sunday and Tuesday Dec. 15-April 17. Post Zin Valle Vineyards — 7315 Hwy 28 in
time is 12:30 p.m. Simulcast racing begins at 10 Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259). Free tast-
a.m. everyday. General admission and parking ings are noon to 5 p.m. Friday through
are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sun- Monday. Information: 877-4544, zinvalle.com.
land-park.com.
McDonald Observatory — The University
Indian Cliffs Ranch — The working cattle of Texas at Austin-run observatory is located at
ranch in Fabens offers a children’s zoo, buffalo, 3640 Dark Sky Drive, near Fort Davis, Texas.
longhorns, deer, rattlesnake pit, movie sets and Visitor Center open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
the Fort Apache playground. It’s also home to (Central Time). Information: (432) 426-4138.
the famous Cattleman’s Steakhouse. Reservations required for all programs. See
Information: (915) 544-3200 or cattle- website for prices, schedule: mcdonaldobserva-
manssteakhouse.com. tory.org.
El Paso Scene
December 2017 Page 33
Theater student puts
decade of experience

J
into Side Dish show
ust over 10 years ago, a little 10-
year-old blonde dynamo walked
into my theater summer camp and
proceeded to soak up everything I could
teach her about acting. Over the years,
she tackled whatever character I threw
at her with verve, even the title charac-
ter of the golden goose in that famous
fairy tale.
Rachel Robins went on to teach little “In the role of Jon is Jeffrey Quintana,
ones herself, and now as a music theater a UTEP double major in dance and
major at UTEP takes on her first “adult” music theater who has been seen many
directorship with “Tick, Tick…Boom!” times before on the dinner theater
a Student Side Dish production at stage,” Robins said. “As Susan (and
UTEP Dinner Theatre, where she has others) is Larissa Reyes, a recent trans-
performed numerous times. fer student majoring in music theater,
“This is actually my first time direct- and this will be her second time on the
ing people above the age of 6, and the UDT stage. Finally, as Michael (and
most obvious difference is that this cast others), Malcom Stokes will be per-
can read,” Robins said. “A great thing forming on the dinner theater stage for
that comes from working with children the first time.”
is letting them use their creativity and Even though Robins has been involved
then molding it to fit the storyline. With in theater for almost 11 years, working
adults, there isn’t an exorbitant amount with the EPCC Performers Studio,
of childlike-creative energy, but there’s UTEP Department of Theatre and
a knowledge of the theater and theatri- Dance, UTEP Department of Music,
cal workings. As a director, I’ve been UTEP Dinner Theatre, Plaza Theatre,
trying to find ways to use their under- Magoffin Auditorium, Chamizal
standing of the theatrical world while National Memorial, El Paso Youth
also bringing in some of the childlike Opera, and the Gilbert and Sullivan
energy that so many of us seem to for- Company of El Paso, she said she had
get we have. I’m trying to get the ‘best to learn to trust herself when it came to
of both worlds’ one might say.” directing this show.
The Side Dish productions, introduced “As someone who is usually on the
three years ago by UDT director Greg stage and making ‘actor choices,’ it’s
Taylor, are intended to give theater stu- been a bit of an adjustment to take what
dents a chance to direct a professional the actors are giving me and molding it
production. to fit the storyline and where/how it
“For the Student Side Dish production, needs to build. On this front, I’m learn-
there was an application process that ing more and more every day. I contin-
took place over the summer,” Robins ue to try to trust that I’ve done the prep
said. “’Tick, Tick…Boom!’ is a show work to prepare myself and my cast for
that I’ve known for a couple years now, this journey.”
and when the time came to apply for But her cast, she said, has helped
Side Dish, it was the first show that make her job easier.
came to my mind. It fit all the require- “My biggest joy so far is seeing how
ments while being a show I really love.” excited my actors were when they all
The show is an autobiographical musi- sang together for the first time. When
cal written by Johnathan Larson of they all learned their harmonies, and
“Rent” fame. knew what they were singing - the
“In’ Tick, Tick…Boom!’ Jon is figur- excitement was palpable, the air was
ing out how to deal with the ongoing electric, and I had a huge surge of joy
struggle of balancing creativity, family, and excitement. It was honestly one of
and work while trying to fulfill his the best moments of my adult life.”
dreams,” Robins said. “With his Carol Viescas is a veteran of
encroaching 30th birthday, Jon is trying community theater and teaches
to navigate his mounting anxiety with- journalism at Bel Air High School.
out falling apart completely.”
The musical only has three actors, two ‘Tick, Tick…Boom!’ runs 8 p.m. Friday
of whom play multiple characters, thus and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec.
qualifying for the Student Side Dish 1-10, at the UTEP Dinner Theatre.
program. Unlike most UDT offerings, Tickets: $10-$15. Information: 747-
the program’s plays do not include din-
6060 or utep.edu/udt,
ner.

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra back
Film Scene Spencer. Directed by Guillermo del Toro.
Dec. 15:
to our home for holidays Cont’d from Page 36
• Ferdinand (20th Century-Fox) — CG
“The show must go on” is part of the enter- Animation. Voices of Kate McKinnon, Bobby
tainment creed, and that’s true more than
• “The Mystery of the Christmas Star” shows
Cannavale, John Cena. Directed by Carlos
ever for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, whose
at 3:30 p.m. daily through Jan. 1. While seek-
Saldanha.
founder, producer, composer and lyricist Paul ing to discover a scientific explanation for the
• Permanent (Magnolia) — Patricia Arquette,
O’Neill passed away in April. Keep in mind Star the wise men followed, the film also
Rainn Wilson, Kira McLean. Directed by
that there are several companies traveling the explores the historical significance of the story.
Colette Burson.
globe simultaneously as Trans-Siberian Also showing:
• Star Wars:  The Last Jedi (Disney) — Daisy
Orchestra, so his involvement wasn’t as • “Aircraft Carrier.” The film features comput-
Ridley, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher. Directed by
hands-on as it was in the beginning. The er generated visualizations of the technology
spectacle will once again make its way to El
Rian Johnson. (8th film in the franchise)
that makes a carrier the preeminent maritime
Paso and back to the same venue as last year, vessel. Showing 11:05 a.m. and 1:10 and 4:05
Dec. 22:  
the Don Haskins Center. They will be per- p.m.
• Downsizing (Paramount) — Matt Damon,
forming two shows Dec. 6, as demand for Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz. Directed by
Tav Falco, “A Tav Falco
• ”National Parks Adventures” Three adven-
this holiday tradition continues to swell. It’s turers explore America’s wildest, most historic
Alexander Payne.
not just the city and venue that are the same Christmas,” ORG Music/ • Father Figures (Warner Bros.) —
— they also will resurrect the “The Ghosts
and most naturally beautiful places. Narrated
FRENZI Films & Music Christopher Walken, Glenn Close, J.K.
of Christmas Eve” theme conceived for tele-
by Robert Redford. Showing at 10:10 a.m. and
Simmons. Directed by Lawrence Sher.
vision. For the live production they have This year we have a new bizarre Christmas 2 p.m.
record to spin — probably not as strange as
• Happy End (Sony Pictures Classics) —
integrated segments of the TV show, with a • “Back to the Moon for Good,” presented by
the legendary Bing Crosby and David Bowie
Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant,
live narrator and full rock band. The concert the XPrize Foundation, showing 45 years of
is billed with the subtitle “The Best of TSO duet, but this group of vagabonds cooked up space exploration. Narrated by Tim Allen.
Mathieu Kassovitz. Directed by Michael
and More,” so there will a plethora of visual an entire album, not just a single cut. The Showing at 12:30 p.m. 
Haneke.
and auditory delights, along with some new newly concocted band is led by Tav Falco, • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Columbia)
an American musician who began his music
• Live Digital Planetarium Star Show is at 11:55
tricks up their sleeve. Trans-Siberian
— Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black.
career in 1979 and has now added perform-
a.m. and 2:55 p.m. 
Orchestra, an orchestra like no other, per- Directed by Jake Kasdan. Continuation of 1995
ance artist, actor, filmmaker, and photogra- The theater features the world’s first Spitz
forming Christmas music like no other. film starring Robin Williams.
pher to his resume. He somehow creates a Scidome 4k Laser full dome planetarium pro-
• Pitch Perfect 3 (Universal) — Ruby Rose,
fusion of rockabilly, blues, jazz, lounge and jection system.
Cheap Trick, “Christmas soul, and the very traditional as well. The
Hailee Steinfeld, Anna Kendrick. Directed by
Christmas,” Big Machine band includes Francesco D’Agnolo, former
Jay’s Film Forecast — Film historian Jay Trish Sie.
session pianist for soundtrack master Ennio Duncan prepared this list of top monthly • The Post (20th Century-Fox) — Meryl
If you want to rock around the Christmas
tree this year, and I mean really rock, look no Morricone, and legendary bassist Mike Watt “Coming Attractions” for movie fans, listed by Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson. Directed by
further than some guys who’ve been getting from the Minutemen, Firehose and most studio and release date (subject to change): Steven Spielberg.
it done for nearly a half-century. It might recently the Stooges. “A Tav Falco Dec. 1: Dec. 29: 
seem like strange bedfellows for Cheap Trick Christmas” is at times played straight, but • Another WolfCop (Vortex Words) — Leo • Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (Sony
to team up with Taylor Swift’s label, but Big also with a twist. It could certainly be played Fafard, Amy Matysio, Jonathan Cherry. Classics) – Jamie Bell Annette Bening, Vanessa
Machine Records have redefined themselves at the family tree trimming, but don’t get too Directed by Lowell Dean. Redgrave. Directed by Paul McGuigan.
in the last year or so, and brought themselves comfortable. “Christmas Blues” feels as if it • The Disaster Artist (A24) — Zoey Deutch, • The Greatest Showman (20th Century-Fox)
back to their glorious ’70s sound. “Christmas can’t fully be enjoyed unless you are in a James Franco, Alison Brie. Directed by Franco. — Zendaya, Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron.
Christmas” celebrates the season with the smoky lounge with cocktail in hand. The col- Directed by Michael Gracey.
lection rounds out with “Soulful Christmas”
•  Gangster Land Cinedigm) — Sean Faris, Milo
amps turned to eleven, and Rick Nielson gui-
— if you signed up for Mike Watt, then the Gibson, Jason Patric. Directed by Timothy • Molly’s Game (STX) — Idris Elba, Jessica
tar work front and center. The disc features
payoff is here. With its serious bass slapping Woodward Jr. Chastain, Kevin Costner. Directed by Aaron
cover versions of some rock luminaries’
this is certain to get your groove going. If • Love Beats Rhymes (Lionsgate) — Method Sorkin.
greatest hits like the Kinks’ “Father
you are looking to have the best holiday fest, Man, Hana Mae Lee, Common. Directed by • Phantom Thread (Focus) — Daniel Day-
Christmas,” Harry Nilsson’s “Remember
be sure to invite Tav Falco. Lewis, Lesley Manville, Camilla Rutherford.
Christmas” and Joey Ramone’s “Merry
RZA.
Directed by Paul Thomas Andersen.
Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight).” They
• Naples ‘44 (First Run) — Benedict
also pay homage to Saturday Night Live with A Beatle holiday classic update Cumberbatch, Alan Arkin, Ernest Borgnine.
a revved up version of “I Wish it was Beatles fans around the world can rejoice Directed by Francisco Patierno. DVD/Blu-ray Releases
Christmas Today” penned by Jimmy Fallon this season because Santa will have a couple • Padmavati (Paramount Classics) — Deepika
Dec. 5:
and Horatio Sanz. Cheap Trick also pulls off of presents to put under their tree. This is Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor.
more Beatles adjacent than actual Beatles,
• Despicable Me 3. PG
three originals of its own, with the title track, Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
“Christmas Christmas,” being an immediate but it is Paul McCartney after all. Naturally • The Tribes of Palos Verdes (IFC) — Maika Dec. 12:
must-entry for any holiday. So spike the the song getting the shiny tinsel and bright Monroe, Cody Fern, Jennifer Garner. Directed • Kingsman: The Golden Circle. R
eggnog and crank it up. lights treatment is his 1979 holiday hit by Brendan Malloy and Emmett Malloy. • Detroit. R
“Wonderful Christmastime.” It was reissued
before in 1994 on red vinyl, but this year it
• Wonder Wheel (Amazon) — Jim Belushi, • Home Again. PG-13
Minus 5, “Dear December,” isn’t just about changing its color, it’s more Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake. Directed by
Yep Roc Records about updating the tune itself. They weren’t Woody Allen.
Dec. 19:
• mother!. R
They aren’t quite challenging The Who for content with just one wax variation this year Dec. 8:
• Dunkirk. PG-13
the next great rock opera, but they aren’t shy — there are actually two separate versions of • All the Money in the World (TriStar) — Mark
this 7-inch 45 rpm vinyl. Both versions will
• The LEGO Ninjago Movie. PG
to take on a theme (last year it was The Wahlberg, Michelle Williams, Christopher
Monkees). When they are under their alias contain the 2017 take that has him joined by
• Victoria & Abdul. PG-13
Plummer. Directed by Ridley Scott.
Baseball Project (plus or minus a few mem- the Roots. The B-side on both the red and • I, Tonya (30West) — Bobby Cannavale, Dec. 26:
bers), they cover the very sport they are green platters have no Fab Four connection Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan. Directed by • Flatliners. PG-13
named after. This year the Minus 5, who for but they do follow the theme. The first has a Craig Gillespie.
this album are chaired by mainstays Scott live version of Norah Jones’s “Peace,” and Jan. 9:
the other comes with the Decemberists’
• Just Getting Started (Broad Green) —
McCaughey, originally of Young Fresh • It. R
“Jesus Christ.” If this all sounds great but
Morgan Freeman, Rene Russo, Tommy Lee
Fellows, and Peter Buck of R.E.M, take on • The Foreigner. R
the holidays — and most impressively, with you want your McCartney on both front and Jones. Directed by Ron Shelton.
• My Little Pony: The Movie. PG
all originals. They even resurrect “Your back, then start searching for the 2012 • The Shape of Water (Fox Searchlight) —
Christmas Whiskey,” a household holiday release of “Christmas Kisses” coupled with Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Octavia
favorite for the last decade. Gathered by the the original version of the previously men-
fireplace are The Posies, who reflect on the tioned hit. Be warned: Only 2000 were ever
not-so-cheery side of things, M. Ward and pressed.
Chuck Prophet do less reflecting and a whole Look for these 2017 holiday discs as well:
lot more rocking, and Peter’s old R.E.M.
Bloodshot Records —13 Days of Christmas
bandmate Mike Mills handles vocals for a
Hanson — Finally It’s Christmas
soon-to-be Hanukkah classic, “Festival of
Elvis Presley — Christmas with Elvis and
Lights.” There are plenty more buddies on
the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
board with Colin Meloy of the
Gwen Stefani — You Make it Feel Like
Decemeberists, Benjamin Gibbard of Death
Christmas
Cab for Cutie and Kelly Hogan rounding out
the posse. After hearing “Dear December” it Brian Chozick is owner of Tumblin’
will make you wish they penned a letter to Dice Music. Drop him a line at
all the other months of the year. tumblindicemusic@netscape.net.

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Film Salon — The Film Salon meets at the themed activities Dec. 14-16. Information:
first Saturday of the month at Alamo drafthouse.com/el-paso or on Facebook.
Drafthouse Cinema, 250 E. Montecillo. El Paso Youth Symphony Orchestra will per-
Showing at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 is form the score for ”Star Wars” 6 to 6:30 p.m.
“Hidden Fortress” as part of the Kurosawa and in Glass Half Full, Thursday.
Beyond series. Tickets: $3; available at draft- Local artist Roman Martinez will have a pop-
house.com. Information: filmsalon.org. up shop 6 to 10 p.m. all three days featuring
Sunset Film Society host film presentations at 2 day movies. “Estar Guars” Loteria cards, and loteria games
‘A Christmas Story’ — A screening of the p.m. Saturdays at International Museum of Art, • Dec. 2: “National Lampoon’s Christmas will be hold in the Glass Half Full Tap Room.
holiday favorite is 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at 1211 Montana (door on Brown Street opens at Vacation,” written by John Hughes. On the Members of the 501st will be on site for pic-
the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las 1:30 p.m. to enter directly into auditorium). third outing with the Griswold family, every- tures with guests.
Cruces Downtown Mall. In the 1940s, a young Presentations include commentary, anecdotes thing that could possibly go wrong does go
boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his and facts behind the films. Admission is free; wrong during the hectic holiday season. Jay’s Pix Presents — Film historian Jay
parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder donations and museum membership appreciat- • Dec. 9: “Home Alone.” When 8-year-old Duncan and the Sunset Film Society presents
B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift. ed. Popcorn, beverages, candy and snacks avail- Kevin McCallister is accidentally forgotten at “A Retro Animation Holiday Celebration,” at
Admission: $8. Information: (575) 541-2290 or able for purchase. No movie Oct. 21. home when his family leaves for Christmas in noon Sunday, Dec. 17, at Ardovino’s Desert
riograndetheatre.org. Information: 543-6747 (museum), international- Paris, he must become resourceful when Crossing’s gallery, One Ardovino Drive in
museumofart.net. would-be burglars (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) Sunland Park. Admission is free, but reserva-
Jay’s Pix Presents at the International tions strongly recommended; RVSP via ardovi-
December features classic and popular holi- target the “vacant” house.
Museum — Film historian Jay Duncan and the nos.com.
• Dec. 16: “Christmas with the Kranks.” When
the empty-nest syndrome kicks in, a couple The celebration of favorite holiday shorts
decide to skip Christmas … much to the cha- from the ’60s and ’70s includes “Rudolph The
grin of their neighbors. Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “A Charlie Brown
Get Scene • Dec. 23: “Scrooge” (released as “A
Christmas Carol” in the United States).
Christmas,” “Frosty the Snowman” and “Santa
Claus is Coming to Town.”
around town! Generally accepted as the definitive film version
of the Dickens novella, this British production
Fountain Theatre — 2469 Calle de
Guadalupe, 1/2 block south of the plaza in
features Alastair Sim as Ebenezer Scrooge. Mesilla. The historic theater, operated by the
The Scene comes out the last week of the month.
• Dec. 30: “The Holiday.” Two lovelorn Mesilla Valley Film Society, features films at
Pick up your copy at these and other locations.
women from opposite sides of the Atlantic 7:30 p.m. nightly, plus 1:30 p.m. Saturday and
Or subscribe by mail! See Page 38 for order form.
VILLAGE INN WALGREENS SUNNY SMILES Ocean exchange homes to escape heartbreak 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7 ($6 seniors,
1500 Airway 1788 N. Zaragosa during the holiday season. military and students with ID; $5 children and
society members); $5 on Wednesday.
890 N Resler Dr
‘The Wall VR’ — Implied Motion presents
7144 Gateway East 10039 Dyer
Information, schedule: (575) 524-8287 or
4757 Hondo Pass 5900 N Mesa St
2929 N. Mesa 8050 N Mesa TEJAS CAFÉ the premiere of the Virtual Reality Film 4 to 6 mesillavalleyfilm.org. 
p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Fab Lab, 601 N. • Through Nov. 30: “New York Dog Film
5863 N. Mesa 2800 N. Mesa 9757 DYER
Oregon, Suite 2. The 18-minute film will be Festival.” A philanthropic celebration of the
7801 N. Mesa 2879 Montana
screened several times. Admission is free; space
2275 Trawood
love between dogs and their people, offering
5401 Montana LUCY'S
is limited. Information: Contact: Claudio Lai
1331 N. Zaragoza
RESTAURANT canine-themed films from around the world. 
In Las Cruces:
1100 Geronimo
clai@impliedmotion.com, 270-6834 or thewall-
3464 Joe Battle
Thursday Nov. 30 screening at 1:30 p.m.; no
8401 Gateway West
film@gmail.com.
10040 DYER
evening screening.
“The Wall VR” was produced entirely in El
455 S. Telshor 5150 Fairbanks
• Dec. 1-7: “Victoria and Abdul.”  The true
ALL THAT MUSIC
Paso, Texas. This film showcases the issues
9428 Dyer
story of an unexpected friendship in the later
GOLDEN CORRAL 6800 Gateway West
directly related to the plight of children affected
10780 Kenworthy
years of Queen Victoria’s (Judi Dench) remark-
4610 Transmountain
by DACA (or dreamers) as well as refugees
1210 Wedgewood BARNES & NOBLE
able rule. A young clerk travels from India to
1460 N Lee Trevino
who attempt to cross the Border. There will be
3355 N Yarbrough 705 Sunland Park Dr.
participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. To
an exclusive regular non-VR screening as well
FURR’S 1831 N. Lee Trevino
his surprise, he finds favor with the Queen her-
CAFE EAST
as multiple immersive synchronous 360 Virtual
11925 Gateway West 2950 George Dieter
self. 
11251 Rojas
Reality screenings with surround sound. • Dec. 9-14: “Marshall.” Long before he suc-
THE CLEANERS 11685 Montwood
SU CASA
Holiday Movies at Plaza — El Paso cessfully argued Brown v. Board of Education
ALL LOCATIONS 12390 Edgemere
2030 E. Yandell
Community Foundation’s Plaza Classic Film or sat on the U.S. Supreme Court, Thurgood
1607 N Zaragoza

Festival and El Paso Live are teaming up to Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) was a young
BASKIN ROBBINS 800 N. Zaragosa BARON GROCERY
show free Holiday Movies selected Sundays in rabble-rousing attorney for the NAACP.
ALL LOCATIONS 100 N. Americas 7555 Aculpulco

December at the Plaza Theatre as part of the • Dec. 15-21: “The Florida Project.” A preco-
8045 N. Loop
cious 6-year-old courts mischief and adventure
RIVIERA
second annual WinterFest. Organists Ken
14300 Horizon CROSSLAND
with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her
5218 Doniphan GALLERY / EPAA
¡AY CARAMBA! Fedorick, Richard Garven and Laurie Koval will
perform on the Plaza’s original, restored Wyler rebellious but caring mother, all while living in
HELLO PIZZA 500 W. Paisano

the shadows of Disney World.  
8001 N Mesa
Mighty Wurlitzer Organ before each movie.
River Run Plaza
YSLETA ISD
Information: plazaclassic.com • Dec. 22-28: “Jane.” Using a trove of unseen
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AVANT-EDGE 9600 Sims
• Dec. 3: “Elf” at 1 p.m. and “The Polar footage, the film tells the story of Jane
5034 Doniphan
Goodall’s early explorations, focusing on her
PHARMACIES
Express” at 3:30 p.m.
ESCAMILLA
• Dec. 10: “It’s a Wonderful Life” at 6 p.m. groundbreaking field work, her relationship
14476 Horizon MANDO’S GALLERY
with cameraman and husband Hugo van
1576 Lomaland
• Dec. 31: “Frozen” at 2:30 p.m.
5420 Doniphan 1445 Main, San Eizario

WinterFest, which includes ice skating in Arts Lawick, and the chimpanzees that she studied.
ANDRE’S PIZZA
CLINT ISD
Dec. 28: 1:30 p.m. only.
THE BAGEL SHOP
Festival Plaza, runs through Jan. 1.
7000 Westwind
• Dec. 29-Jan. 4: “The Teacher.”  Since the
LIBRARIES
Information: winterfestep.com.
3400 N. Mesa
HAL MARCUS
arrival of the new teacher to a Bratislava subur-
Pax Christi Film Series — The series
GALLERY WING STOP EL PASO
ban school in the year of 1983, life has turned
presents a screening of the biopic
1308 N. Oregon INTERNATIONAL
upside down for students and parents. In
1757 George Dieter
“Mother Teresa” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at Slovak with subtitles.
LA MORENA 9530 Viscount AIRPORT
9008 Dyer St. Joseph School auditorium, 1315 Travis Dec. 31: 2:30 p.m. only.
11250 Montwood 2900 N. Mesa

8825 N. Loop (enter through parking lot across from rectory).
6516 N Mesa UTEP LIBRARY
13855 Horizon Blvd. Discussion will follow. Admission is free, dona- New Mexico Museum of Space
History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo.
EPCC CAMPUSES
tions accepted. Information: 740-3962.
ANDALE
Olivia Hussey, the actress who played the Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater tickets are $7
9201 Gateway W
YMCA’s
JJ’S Virgin Mary in Franco Zeffirelli’s “Jesus of ($6 seniors and military; $5 ages 4-12).
Planetarium show is $5 ($4 seniors, military and
AVILA’S EP CONV. CENTER
Nazareth,” portrays Mother Teresa, who
5320 Doniphan
helped the poor in the slums of Calcutta. children). Ages 3 and under free.
6232 N. Mesa
EL PASO
Museum/IMAX combo tickets available.
LEO’S
Star Wars Weekend — In celebration of
ARDOVINO’S
Information: (877) 333-6589 or (575) 437-
7520 Remcon PUBLIC
PIZZA
865 N. Resler LIBRARIES the premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” on 2840, nmspacemuseum.org or on Facebook. 
206 Cincinnati PAPA BURGERS Dec. 14, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 250 E.
Montecillo, hosts a weekend of Star Wars
145 W. Sunset 2066 Wedgewood TX TOURISM
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El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Music Information: 533-8229, Facebook at SOTX19.
Festival — El Paso Pro-Musica presents its Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. El Paso Puzzler — The endurance moun-
tain bike race is 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 14 at
annual festival Jan 4-28. Tickets to individual
performances are $25; $20 seniors, military; $5
youth. Information: 747-8163 or eppm.org.
January Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Hodge Twins — Edgy comedy team, 8 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 11. Tickets: $25; $50 VIP.
Bowen Ranch’s Round House. Distances of 13,
35 and 50 miles offered. Registrationd eadline is
Jan. 10 at newmexicosportsonline.com. .
This year’s performers include cellist Zuill
Bailey, guitarist Jaxon Vieaux, pianist Yuliyra
Gorenman, harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, the
PREVIEW • Madam X — The Paris singer performs at
10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, with J^HIR.
Tickets: $8-$10.
Information: 433-1752, elpasopuzzler.com.
EPSO’s ’Be Our Guest’ — El Paso
Lincoln Trio and the Chiara String Quartet. Symphony Orchestra, with guest conductor
Oboist Thom Moore presents a special tribute El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s new Major
Arena Soccer League team’s games are at the Enrique Bátiz, presents a collaborative per-
to Mozart in EPPM’s 12th annual collaboration formance with El Paso Pro-Musica at 7:30 p.m.
with El Paso Symphony Orchestra. El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $12 ($20
box); kids free with adult. Information: 229- Friday and Saturday, Jan. 19-20, in the Plaza
• The Lincoln Trio performs at 7:30 p.m. Theatre. Tickets: $16-$45. Information: 532-
Friday and Jan. 5, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, at 1416, elpasocoyotes.com or on Facebook.
3776 or epso.org.
UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, and 7:30 • 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12: Soles de Sonora
p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at NMSU’s Atkinson • 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19: Turlock Express El Paso Psychic Fair — Saturday and
Music Recital Hall. • 7:35 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25: Monterrey Flash Sunday, Jan. 20-21, at Hawthorn Inn, 1700
• Vieaux and Kondonassis perform at 7:30 p.m. Airway. Admission: $5. Information: 345-6245
‘Hänsel & Gretel’— El Paso Opera opens or elpasopsychicfair.com.
Thursday, Jan. 11, at Rio Grande Theatre in its 24th season with Engelbert Humperdinck’s
Las Cruces, and Friday, Jan. 12, at UTEP’s Fox classic opera at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Spring Home Show — The El Paso
Fine Arts Recital Hall. Association of Builders presents the annual
Jan. 13-14, at the Union Depot. Tickets: $35.
• Gorenman performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, University of Texas event Jan. 26-28 at the El Paso Convention
Information: 581-5534, epopera.org or on
Jan. 18, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall, and 2 • 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. Center. Admission: $7 (free for ages 16 and
Facebook at Facebook: Epopera.
p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, (with Moore and Bailey) 20-21: Texas State younger). Information: 1-800-756-4788, ext. 46
at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Days of Remembrance Bridal, Quince or HomeShowElPaso.com.
• Chiara String Quartet performs at 7:30 p.m. UTEP Basketball - Don Haskins Center. & Sweet 16 Expo — 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 26, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at Sunday, Jan. 14, at El Paso Convention Center. El Paso Rhinos - El Paso’s Junior League ice
Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
Fox Fine Arts, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, Admission: $5; free for under 12. Information: hockey team hosts the Dallas Snipers at 7 p.m.
Men’s basketball:
at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall. 740-4349 or elegantpenguinelpaso.com. Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan.
• 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11: Florida Atlantic 26-28, at Hospitals of Providence Events
Miners Hockey Club — Hospitals of • 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13: FIU Special Olympics Figure Skating — The Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano.
Providence Events Center, 4100 E. Paisano. Women’s basketball: competition begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, Tickets: $5-$30. Free admission to active mili-
Tickets: $7-$20. Information: 491-7879 or • 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan 11: Charlotte at Hospitals of Providence Events Center, 4100 tary with ID. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or
minershockey.com. • Noon Saturday, Jan. 13: Middle Tennessee Paisano. Spectator admission is free. elpasorhinos.com.
• 11 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 9-10, • 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18: Florida Atlantic.

All phone numbers listed are in Juaréz. guests Los Frontera de Cd. Juarez and Los
Monos 70. Tickets: 165, 275 and 385 pesos.
Tequila Discoteque — Pronaf Zone. Tour • La Maquinaria Norteña performs at 8 p.m.
Movimiento Alterado is 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. Friday, Dec. 8, iwth 727 Sin Limito and Los
Admission: 100 pesos for women, 110 pesos Vagos. Tickets: 165, 275 and 385 pesos.
for men (donboleton.com). • Polo Urias y su Maquina Norteña perform at
Auditorio Benito Juárez — Ignacio 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23. Guest performers
Ramirez and Vicente Guerrero. Tickets at don- include Cadetes de Linares, Tickets: 165, 275
boleton.com. The children’s show and 385 pesos.
“Escandalosos” is at 3 and 6 p.m. Saturday, Teatro de INBA - Circuito Jose Reyes
Dec. 2. Tickets: 165, 220 and 275 pesos. Estrada, Zona Pronaf. The children’s show “La
Centro Cultural Paso del Norte - Av. Gallina Pintadita: Celebrando la Navidad” is at
Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, across from the 8 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. Tickets: 165,
Red Cross. Advance tickets at donboleton.com. 220 and 275 pesos (donboleton.com).
• The UACJ Orquestra Sinfonica, Compania Gimnasio Municipal Josue Neri Santos
Nacional de Danza and Compania Ballet — Av. Mariscal at Maria Martinez. Sin Marca
Clasico de UACJ perform “El Cascanueces” Lucha Libre with over 20 wrestlers begins at
(”The Nutcracker”) at 7 p.m. Saturday and 5 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10. 80-600 pesos .
p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2-3. Tickets 80-200 pesos.
• The Russian State Ballet Voronezh performs Evolution Discoteque — Paseo de la
“El Cascanueces” (”The Nutcracker”) at 7 p.m. Victoria 4545. Advance tickets at
Tuesday, Dec. 5.  Tickets 385-715 pesos. donboleton.com. Octubre Doce performs at 8
• José María Napoleón’s “Vive Tour 2017” is 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15. Tickets: 220-550 pesos.
p.m. Friday, Dec. 8. Tickets 660-1,485 pesos. Gimnasio Universitario — Calle Mejía y
• The play “El Padre,” a drama about Montes de Oca in the Zona Pronaf. The stage
Alzheimer’s, starring Ignacio López Tarso, Érika show “Aventurera,” with more than 50 per-
Buenfil, Lisardo, Lucero Lander, Adriana Nieto formers, is at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16.
y Sergio Basáñez, is at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Monday, Tickets: 450-1200 pesos (donboleton.com).
Dec. 11. Tickets: 350-750 pesos.
• Christmas Fest 2017, presented by El Teatro de la Nacion — Costa Rica street
Colegio Bilingüe Anna Freud, is at 5 p.m. at 20 de Noviembre. “Zapatero Busca Sapato,”
Wednesday, Dec. 13. 90 and 100 pesos. a play for all ages directed by Clarissa
• La Diablo Squad, comedy show with Malheiros, is at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20.
Christian Meza, Paco Maya and La Mole, is at 8 Admission: 150 pesos (donboleton.com).
p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16. 275 to 693 pesos.
La Rodadora — The interactive children’s
Magno Discotheque — Montes de Oca museum is in the city’s Parque Central. Hours
339, Zona Pronaf. Information: 656 551 9458. are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays
Advance tickets at donboleton.com. and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
• Los Caminantes perform a “gran baile de Admission: 65 pesos (around $5). Information:
recuerdo” at 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, with 52-656-558-2415 or larodadora.org.

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Ardovino’s Pizza 23 Escamilla Gallery 5 Paseo Christian Church 26

Around and About Tours 10 Forum Ballroom 32 Perkins Jewelry Supply 8

Ascension Lutheran Church 9 Fountain Theatre 35 PhiDev Inc 26

ATMAS Healing 31 Furrs Family Dining 33 Precision Prosthetics 7

Azar Nut Shop 6 Geico 12 PTEP 23

Baskin Robbins 17 Hacienda de Mesilla 11 ReidSan 6

Bert Saldana Art Gallery 16 Hal Marcus Gallery 28 Reiki & Crystals 10

Bingo Plus 25 Hans Martial Arts 27 Krystyna Robbins 15

Books Are Gems 33 Hike Up Cristo Rey 24 Salon Selah 16

Branigan Cult. Ctr. 11 Humane Society of El Paso 39 Star City Studio 7

Bruce’s Air 22 Impact 15 Sun Bowl Assn. 20

Candy Mayer 6 Inni Heart Café 6 Sunland Park Racetrack 14

Cattleman's 31 KTEP 34 Texas Star Beverage 23

Ceci Burgos Counseling 16 Leo’s Mexican Food 17 The Cleaners 30

Chuck's Bicycle Repair 23 Magoffin Hall 38 Unity Bookstore 30

Clinton A King MD 31 Magoffin Home St. Hist Site 22 UTEP Athletics 18

Collectibles 8 Marie Otero 17 UTEP Theatre & Dance 2

Coronado Baptist Church 13 The Marketplace 39 Vanities 40

Counterpoint 13 Mathnasium 19 Village Inn 38

Eckankar Texas 15 Mesilla Book Center 32 Walgreens 25

El Paso Art Association 29 Mission Del Rey 19 Western Traders 6

EPCC 18 Monkey Mayhem 10 Wyler Aerial Tramway 33

El Paso Live 3 MotoEl Paso 8

El Paso Opera 12 Mustard Seed Café 32

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