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entertainment, recreation & culture

Winfrey Hearst’s El Paso

Winfrey Hearst is an El Paso natvive who has exhibited her work
throughout the region, working with groups such as from the Plein Air
Painters of El Paso, the Pastel Society of El Paso and others.
Left: “Mission Shadows,” aquatint etching
Above: “Morning at Keystone Gardens,” pastel
Below: “Cristo Rey Morning,” pastel

The goofy, the Here’s the Ticket

Upcoming touring shows include Paul Anka, Blake Shelton, Pat
bad & the weird Benatar, David Sedaris and Natalie Lafourcade — Pages 10-13
El Paso Scene’s 11th annual Best CDs of 2017 JA NU ARY
Liner Notes columnist Brian
Gecko Awards highlight
Chozick lists the top albums of
the lowlights of 2017
— See Page 19 the past year. — See Page 29 w w w. e p s c e n e . c o m
Page 2 El Paso Scene January 2018
and El Paso Scene. Security is provided along day, provided that library books and materials
the trail and in the parking lot. have been returned in good condition.

The 5-mile hike is easy to moderate, and is
january 2018 suitable for all ages.
Meet at the large parking lot at the trailhead
Twelfth Night – The Celebration of Twelfth
Night and Southern War Practice is 10 a.m. to
9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Bethel Family
to Mt. Cristo Rey. To get there, take McNutt
ROUNDUP Road (NM 273) about 1 ½ miles south of
Sunland Park Drive, turn right on Cristo Rey
Ministries, 6301 Alabama. This year’s event,
presented by the Barony of Citadel of the Roundup 3-9
Southern Pass, is a medieval festival that Behind the Scene 4
includes a bazaar, medieval arts and sciences
Scene Spotlight 4
Community Scavenger Hunt — The and a target archery range. A five-course feast
#EP Unit citywide scavenger hunt runs Jan. 1- also offered. This year’s theme is “The
History Lessons 15
31, open to everyone. Participants may take Wonders of Jerusalem,” and will celebrate Viva Juárez 15
part in multiple family-friendly activities, hosted Muslim, Jew and Christian cultures. Admission: Here’s the Ticket 10-12
by Continuing the Revolution. Participation is $20 ($10 ages 6-17, free for 5 and under); $50 Program Notes 13-14
free. maximum per family. Feast is $10 ($5 age 6- Music 14
Teams of 3 to 6 participants may register and 17). Feast reservations: Lord Rafael Chavira
read complete rule list on Facebook at EP hunt. (505) 803-8033 (call 1-9 p.m.). Merchant fee is
Information: 228-0404 $15. Information at Sports 16-18 War practice will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Feature:
Continuing the Revolution is a community Memorial Park. 2017 Gecko Awards 19-21
coalition that strives to connect individuals of all
Tequila & Margarita Festival — Sunland Nature 22-23
Mount Cristo Rey Hike Through Time backgrounds and beliefs.
Park Racetrack & Casino, 1200 Futurity Dr. (at At the Museum 23-24
— A guided hike is at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 31,
at Mount Cristo Rey, Sunland Park, N.M. Martin Luther King Jr. Food Drive — Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M., hosts Gallery Talk 25
Length: 5 miles round trip (2-3 hours). Cost: $5 The 18th annual citywide effort to restock area the 2nd annual tequila and music festival 3 to 9 Southwest Art Scene 26-28
($2 for children) donation requested for the food pantries runs Jan. 2-15. Canned and p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, with premium tequila
Keep on Bookin' 28
other nonperishable food items can be dropped brands available for sampling. Admission is free;
Mt. Cristo Restoration Committee.
off at various locations throughout town, $20 for 10 tickets to sample premium tequilas Liner Notes 29
Information: 542-1422. No reservation is
including local grocery stores, public library and flavored margaritas. Information: 1-800- On Stage 30
The hike is led by El Paso Scene Editor Randy branches, City Hall, and other locations. The 572-1142, or on Facebook. Film Scene 31-32
Limbird, who will provide commentary on area food will then be collected, sorted and distrib-
Days of Remembrance Bridal, Quince Stage Talk 32
history and geography. A brief talk on the histo- uted among agencies serving the less fortunate,
& Sweet 16 Expo — The 28th annual event Taking a Look Back 32
February preview
including the Salvation Army, the Opportunity
ry of the monument will be given at the sum- is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at El Paso 33
Center for the Homeless, El Paso Rescue
Mission and others. Information: 212-3201 or
Convention Center, presented by Elegant El Paso FishNet 34
The four-story-tall statue of Christ on the Penguin Productions. The event is the largest
Scene User’s Guide 34
cross was built in 1938-40 by sculptor Urbici and longest running of its kind, with more than
El Paso Public Library’s Food for Fines pro-
Advertiser Index 34
Soler. The mountaintop is 4,576 feet above sea 95 vendors with wedding gowns, quince and
gram will give patrons the opportunity to pay
Subscription Form 34
level, in Sunland Park, N.M., near the junction sweet 16 dresses, ballrooms, photographers,
of Mexico, Texas and New Mexico. library fines by donating canned and nonperish-
The hike is sponsored by Destination El Paso able food during the event. Fines reduced by
$1 for every can of food donated up to $5 per Please see Page 5

January 2018 El Paso Scene Page 3

‘Romeo and Juliet Suite’ — El Paso early everything I needed to know
Symphony Orchestra host guest conduc- about aging, I learned in my
tor Enrique Bátiz Jan. 19-20 at The Plaza twenties.
I worked about five years back then for
the Social Security Administration, taking
Theatre, for its annual collaborative per-
claims, making house calls and some-
formance with El Paso Pro-Musica
Chamber Music Festival. Page 6.
= times giving retirement seminars. My
office’s district included some of the
Scene Spotlight highlights events Crossland Gallery — Showing Jan. 19- wealthiest areas of Southern California,
advertised in this issue. Feb. 24 at El Paso Art and some communities that were relative-
Association’s gallery ly poor, with nearly every ethnic and
El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Music “con.FIGURE.ation.four.2018.” racial minority represented. Most of the
Festival — El Paso Pro-Music presents its
Submissions from figurative artists are people I dealt were elderly, while some
annual festival Jan. 4-28 at various venues
being taken through Jan. 9. Page 13. were younger and disabled.
in El Paso and Las Cruces. Page 36.
Life Drawing Sessions are Thursdays at Most of my one-on-one interviews were
Performers include Zuill Bailey, Jaxon with people filing for retirement. Back
Vieaux, Yuliyra Gorenman, Lincoln Trio, the Art Junction, and Tuesdays at the
then the average age of people signing up among seniors. If they were surrounded
Chiara String Quartet, and Thom Moore. Glasbox.
for Social Security was well under age by long-time neighbors, had plenty of
= =
65. The reduction for taking early bene- family and friends nearby, were involved
Flickinger Premier Series — Flickinger Magoffin Home State Historic Site
fits was less than it is now, and private in church and other organizations, then
Center for Performing Arts in January events: Page 31. pensions were more generous then. they flourished well into their 80s.
Alamogordo, N.M. upcoming premier • Jan. 20: Hands-On Fencing Nearly everyone seemed happy when All of this seemed somewhat academic
series shows. Page 2. Demonstration with Salle de Long Fencing they applied for retirement. They looked to me at the time, but now it’s real. I turn
• Jan. 18: Brass Transit: The Music of
forward to more leisure time and travel, 65 this month, and now I am now one of
“them.” I’m the guy I used to look at
and less stress. Occasionally I had a rea-
• Feb. 10: Bettman & Halpin and • Jan. 20: Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea
son to interview older people, mostly from across my desk at the Social
Chocolate Buffet Club
men, several years after retirement. What Security office and wonder if I would
• Feb. 15: ABBA Mania • Jan. 27: Cooking Class (Chile Rellenos).
I noticed is that the healthiest, most ener- ever be that old.
I’m grateful that I learned those lessons
• Feb. 20: National Players present
getic individuals were those who kept
“Great Gatsby” Hal Marcus Gallery — Reception is Jan.
working at jobs they enjoyed. The people on aging at such a young age. I’m fortu-
= 25 for show featuring works by four of
who seemed to fare the best were the nate that I decided to start my own busi-
Fitness Center Open Houses — El Paso the best known early El Paso artists: Jose ones who owned their own businesses or ness 25 years ago and I still enjoy work-
Parks and Recreation Department hosts Cisneros, Bill Rakocy, Manuel Acosta and had flexible arrangements with their ing at it. The Scene allows me flexible
open house events at all their fitness facili-
Tom Lea. ArtTalk is Feb. 22. Page 5. employer that allowed them to cut back hours and freedom to pursue other activi-
ties at recreation and senior centers in =
their hours. ties. I’ve been blessed with good health, a
January. Page 35.
Tejanas and Tejanos Baseball — The Of course, the option to keep working loving wife, great family and friends, a
Mini Sports Basketball League registra-
was dependent on good health. No one home and neighborhood that I never want
to leave … the list goes on and on.
2018 Spring Season for El Paso
enjoys old age without it.
tion runs through Jan. 6.
Nevertheless, it still seems surreal to see
Community College’s Tejanas Softball
Money wasn’t a major factor in happi-
The Annual Senior Games begin in late
February. begins Jan. 26, and Tejanos Baseball
ness among these seniors, as long as they that Medicare card in my wallet. While
I’m holding off on receiving Social
= begins Jan. 27. Page 33.
had enough to cover the basics, with
Security, I still qualify for a small pen-
El Paso Live! — El Paso Live events: =
maybe some left over to at least travel to
Page 3. ‘Los Desarraigados’ — International
see family. What was most important sion from a company I worked at before I
• Jan 6-7: Disney Live! Mickey & Minnie’s Hispanic Cultural Center and Los Actores
financially was having a paid-off house became self-employed. And of course,
Doorway to Magic at Abraham Chavez presents the Spanish language play by J.
and no other major debts, and sufficient now I qualify for all the senior citizen
Theatre Humbertos Robles Jan. 26-28, at savings to cover the occasional home discounts!
• Jan. 16-17: Rent 20th Anniversary Tour
Chamizal National Memorial. Directed by repair, car trouble or other contingencies. ***
at the Plaza Theatre
Hector Serrano. Page 8. Married seniors almost always fared bet- If you’re one of the people reading this
• Jan. 20: Crowder: Texas Takeover =
ter since two could live more cheaply column hot off the press, there’s still time
Tour at Abraham Chavez Theatre
Roaring 20’s Cotton Club Ball — The together than apart. to join me on New Year’s Eve for the
• Jan. 26: Rodney Carrington at the
That also tied into “rootedness,” which I annual Hike Up Cristo Rey. See details
on Page 3. As I write this, the forecast is
Abraham Chavez Theatre. El Paso Chapter of The Links,
= found was important for quality of life
for sunny and warm weather.
Incorporated hosts its gala fundraising
French classes — L’Ecole de l’Alliance event Jan. 27 at Scenic View Ballroom

January 2018
Française d’El Paso hosts its first French with a 1920s theme. Page 6.
classes of 2018 beginning Jan. 8 for begin- = Randy Limbird
ning and intermediate adults, and Jan. 13 EPSMF Young Musician Competition Editor and Publisher
for adults and children. Page 33. El Paso Scene is published by Cristo
Rey Communications as a monthly guide
— El Paso Society for Musician of the (915) 542-1422
UTEP Basketball home games: Page Future host is taking applications through to entertainment, recreation and culture in Albert Martinez
20. Jan. 31 for its 2018 Young Musicians the El Paso area. Copies are provided Advertising &
Men’s Basketball: Competition for ages 8-19. Page 9. free at selected locations. Subscriptions Circulation Director
are $10 a year, sent by 3rd class mail. (915) 920-7244
• Jan. 11: FAU Applications for the New Instrument
Circulation: 40,000 copies. Lisa Kay Tate
• Jan 13: FIU Awards accepted through Jan. 31.
Deadline for news for the
Women’s Basketball: Applications for the Young Composers News Editor

February issue is Jan. 16

• Jan. 11: Charlotte (C-USA home open- Competition accepted through March (915) 542-1422 ext. 4
er) 15. Editorial Associates:
• Jan. 13: Middle Tennessee = The February issue comes out Jan. 25 Yvonne T. Herrera, Will Summers
• Jan. 18: FAU. Bert Saldana Gallery Anniversary —
= Advertising Executive:
El Paso Scene
Bert Saldana’s Southwestern art gallery Roman Martinez
Tequila & Margarita Festival — The P. O. Box 13615
hosts celebrates its 3rd anniversary Feb.
3rd annual festival is Jan. 13 at Sunland El Paso, Texas 79913 Circulation Associate:
Park Racetrack & Casino, with tequila and 10-11, featuring live music Juan Romero Randy Friedman
PH: 542-1422
flavored margarita samples and live music. Saturday and Fab4Cezz Sunday. Page 8. Contributing Writers:
Page 17. = E-mail:
= Carol Viescas, Brian Chozick,
Southern New Mexico Myrna Zanetell, John McVey Middagh
‘Hänsel & Gretel’ — El Paso Opera = Jay Duncan
present the classic opera by Engelbert Fountain Theatre — Mesilla Valley Film
Humperdink … with a small twist Jan. 13- Subscription Form is on Page 34
Society’s theatre on the Plaza in historic Visit El Paso Scene Online at
14 at Union Depot. Sung in English with
Old Mesilla show independent, art, foreign
Spanish subtitles. Page 10.
= and other non-mainstream films. Page 31. sponsored by Phidev, Inc.
© 2018 Cristo Rey Communications
Page 4 El Paso Scene January 2018
January Roundup cial event show 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. Information: and Math) education mission, “Nerd Nights.”
28, at Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. (575) 874-5200 or Age 21 and older welcome. Admission is free,
Cont’d from Page 3
University Ave. in Las Cruces. Admission: $5 in but space is limited; RSVP at
New Year’s Eve Dance — Christ the Information:
advance; $7 at the door. Information: (575)
tuxedos, florists, jewelers, skincare, eye care, Savior Catholic Church, 5301 Wadsworth,
522-1232 or 534-0000.
DJs, bakers and more. Samples and giveaways hosts its New Year’s Dance 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The annual event brings together products Participants enjoy a spider-themed cocktail
offered. Admission: $5; free for children under Sunday, Dec. 31, in the church hall as a church
and services for weddings and other special while learning all about the sordid sexual habits
12. Information: 740-4349 or elegantpenguinel- building fund fundraiser. Music provided by the
events and more. Attendees can enjoy samples and mind blowing medicinal properties of New Star City Band. Admission: $40 (includes
from area caterers, get planning ideas, meet arachnids! Arachnids (scorpions, spiders, and
All door proceeds benefit the Child Crisis free setups, party favors and champagne at
DJs, and take in a fashion show for the latest in their kin).
Center of El Paso. midnight). BYOB for liquor bottles only;
prom, quinceañera and wedding couture and
munchies are allowed. Cash bar provided. ‘Deck the Halls Y’all’ Post Holiday
Spring Home Show — The El Paso hair styling.
Menudo available at the end of the dance. Bash — Texas Tech Parent Association-El
Association of Builders presents the annual
Information: 821-3766 or Paso Chapter hosts the inaugural post-holiday
event Jan. 26-28 at the El Paso Convention
Center. The show features booths providing
New Year’s Eve Noche de Rumba 2018 Internacional
bash 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at a
Westside location to be announced. Red Raider
exhibits, demonstrations, a pet expo and more. Ardovino’s New Year’s Eve Bash — — The New Year’s Eve dinner-dance party is
family are invited to celebrate the end of the
Hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Sunday, Dec. 31, at Tuscany Ballroom, 8600
holiday season and the beginning of the Spring
Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Drive in Sunland Park, will ring in 2018 Sunday, Gateway East, Ste A. Entertainment includes a
semester. Location, RSVP: or
Admission: $7 (free for ages 16 and younger). Dec. 31. Live music during dinner. DJ and tribute to Juan Gabriel and Show Tropical Information: 873-
Information: 1-800-756-4788, ext. 46 or dancing begins at 11 p.m. Cost for the five- Entertainment. Tickets are $60-$120, includes
6532 or 204-5705. course dinner is $100 per person plus gratuity. dinner and dance. Presented by Olvioli
Bring a side dish or dessert. TTU Parent
Special guests the Dionne Twins of HGTV’s Festive dinner attire. Complimentary midnight Enterprises. Information: 493-3725 or 493-
Association will provide the entree. Optional
Family Flip will host restoration demos at noon champagne toast and party favors. Reservations 3224.
gift exchange for the students.
and 2 p.m. Saturday. recommended; space fills quickly. Information:
Viennese New Year’s Eve Concert —
(575) 589-0653, ext. 3, or Capoeira El Paso Batizado — A batizado
The Barstool Open — Miller Lite and El Paso Choral Society and Orchestra hosts the
(cord promotion ceremony for Capoeira stu-
Topgolf hosts the miniature golf tournament Forum Ballroom New Year’s Eve New Year’s Eve performance at 7:30 p.m.
dents) is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at
and bar hop with nine miniature golf holds in Dance — Tejas Band is featured at the Sunday, Dec. 31, at the Abraham Chavez
Sol Studio, 4106 Montana. The event will
seven different bars throughout Downtown El Sunday, Dec. 31 dance, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at The Theatre. Information: 259-4999. Tickets: $20-
include Capoeira demonstrations. The public is
Paso 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, start- Forum, 3800 Mattox (at Hawkins). Cost is $50 $60; available through Ticketmaster. Details at
invited; time is tentative, call to confirm.
ing at Circa 1963 in Hotel Indigo, 325 N. per person, which includes party favors, beer “Program Notes.”
Admission is free. Information: 996-1814 or
Kansas. Cost: $60 team of four; age 21 and and set-ups, door prizes and menudo.
Something for everyone
older only. Registration: raceadventuresunlimit- Information: 598-4220.
The Capoeira Beginners Series is 7:30 to 9
New Year’s Eve at Sunland Park p.m. Mondays, Jan. 8-29. Cost: $50 for series;
Registration is 1:30 to 1 p.m. and awards cer- Sex, Drugs, and Arachnids — Dr. Lauren
emony is 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Circa 1963.
Racetrack & Casino — El Paso’s Fungi $15 drop in fee.
Esposito of the California Academy of Science
Mungle, the “superstars of disco” perform at
Participating bars include: Circa 1963, Park will journey into the surprising world of arach- El Paso Crohns & Autoimmune
the Sunday, Dec. 31, celebration. The party is
Tavern, International, Craft & Social, EPIC nids 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at Disease Support Group — The support
9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with free party favors and
Nightclub, The Speak Easy, and Gray Dog. Geogeske G2, 2701 N Stanton, as part of group’s first meeting of the year is 6 p.m. the
prize drawings. The casino will be open until 2
Insights and UTEP’s Centennial Museum’s new third Tuesday of the month (Jan. 16) on the
Las Cruces Bridal Showcase — Helping a.m. No cover.
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art,
Hands Event Planning hosts its bridal and spe- The casino is at 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland
Please see Page 6

January 2018 El Paso Scene Page 5

January Roundup
Neighborhood Leadership Academy
Cont’d from Page 5
— City of El Paso Community and Human
Development Department is taking registration
campus of Tech University Health Sciences
through Jan. 29 for the free program that
Center, 4800 Alberta, in the Paul Foster
gives residents an inside look at city services
Education Building, Room 211. Parking available
and programs. Space is limited to first 50
next to the clinic. Information: Carrie Wilkie,
enrollees. Information: 212-1680 or elpaso-
(214) 708-2989,
Cultivate Forum — The forum on local Classes are 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 7-
food systems and sustainability is 5:30 p.m. June 20, at various locations. Spanish transla-
Thursday, Jan. 18, at El Paso Community tion and interpretation are available upon
Foundation’s Foundation Room, 333 N. request. Participants receive a certificate of
Oregon Street. Admission is free; light refresh- completion following the academy.
ments served. Information: Gary Williams, 533-
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at
4020 or
UTEP — Classes begin Jan. 29 for the popu-
The January forum features three presenta-
lar UTEP program that offers non-credit classes
tions and a short documentary film, “Farming
for ages 50 or older.
for the Future” by filmmaker Aditi Desai:
The membership program is part of UTEP’s
• “Rainwater Capture and Harvesting” by Dr.
College of Liberal Arts and supported in part
John Walton, Civil Engineering Department,
by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Registration
runs Jan. 9-19, and is $70 for as many courses
• “The Last Desert Grassland: Protecting New
desired during the 12-week term, plus $25 for
Mexico’s Otero Mesa” by Kevin Bixby,
the one-time OLLI life membership fee ($25
Executive Director, Southwest Environmental
late fee after Aug. 25).
No exams or papers. College degree is not
• “Jardin de Milagros — Where Does the Food
Go??” by Jerry Hobson.
Members may take as many classes as they
Digital Currency Presentation — A free want. No grades, no tests, no term papers, no
presentation about digital currency coin back required homework. The fee includes parking
rewards for shopping at stores, and e-com- permit, UTEP library card and discounts to
merce opportunities for 2018 is 7 p.m. UTEP events. Classes are open to age 50 or
Thursday and 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 and 20, older, and meet weekday afternoons.
at Holiday Inn, 7935 Artcraft. RSVP: Linda, 867- The Institute’s office is in Miners Hall, Room
2986. 209. Office hours are 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday. A catalog of classes is
The Hub of Human Innovation — The available at all public library branches. Register
Hub of Human Innovation hosts the workshop by phone, mail or in person. Free parking avail-
“New Year-New Sales: Useful Tips from able in the Sun Bowl Visitors Area. Information:
Experts on How to Jump Start Your Sales in 747-6280. Course list and details at
The New Year” 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan.
17, at 500 West Overland, Suite 230.
Admission is free. Information, registration: MCCI Grand Opening — MCCI Medical
321-3125 or Group will celebrate its new Primary Care
Clinic Grand Opening Wednesday, Jan. 31, at
Chamizal Junior Ranger Saturday — 10435 Vista Del Sol. Information: 591-6227 or
Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San
Marcial, invites families to explore various Ribbon cutting is at 11 a.m., followed by
world cultures for kids age 5 to 11 at 11 a.m. speakers. The event will feature live art by
to noon the third Saturday of the month (Jan
Punk Rock Flea Market, lucha libre wrestling,
20). The 45-minute Junior Ranger program dance performances, music by local bands and
ROMEO AND JULIET SUITE offers a different activity such as games, walks,
experiments or craft. Admission is free, but
space is limited. Reservations recommended.
mariachi, family and kids’ activities and more.
Food and drinks will be available, along with
food trucks. Tours of the facility offered from 1
Information/reservations: 532-7273 or to 4:30 p.m. Free health screenings available from 1 to 4 p.m.
January’s program will focus on the National In partnership with El Pasoans Fighting
Parks of Texas.
JANUARY 19 & 20
Hunger Food Bank, the clinic will have fresh
Document shredding — Better Business fruits and vegetables available from 1-2 p.m.
7:30pm Plaza Theatre
Bureau’s free paper shredding event, provided The clinic will also hold a Produce Day on the
by Commercial Records Center, is 9 a.m. to 1 second Thursday of each month at both the
Enrique Bátiz, Guest Conductor
Featuring Thom Moore, Oboe
p.m. (or until the truck is full), Saturday, Jan. new East Side location and the Central clinic at
Daniel Vega-Albela, Violin 20, at Sam’s Club Cielo Vista, 7001 Gateway 1211-B Cliff.
Stephanie Meyers, Violin West. Bring up to 100 pounds (three boxes or Scenic Sundays — Walkers, runners,
bags) of documents for shredding; old check- cyclists and skaters are invited to enjoy Scenic
books, paperclips and staples okay. Donations Drive, between Robinson and Wheeling, free of
accepted. Information: 577-0191 or

traffic from 7 a.m. to noon Sundays. Scenic

Mendelssohn The Hebrides, op. 26 Sundays give people the opportunity to walk,
(Fingal’s Cave Overture)
Veterans Family Workshop — In cele- run, bike, or skateboard along Scenic Drive,
and offers views of El Paso and Juárez, Mexico.
Mozart Concertone for 2 violins, oboe,
cello & orchestra in C Major, K.190 bration of “Hunt for Happiness Week” Amistad
hosts the free Veterans Family Workshop at 10 Dogs on leash permitted. Admission is free;
a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at 3210 Dyer, to assist road closed to car traffic at this time.
Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet Suites

veterans and their family create a happier and Information: 541-4416 or district2@elpaso-
safer home. Guest speaker is Janelle Contreras
Presented in collaboration with the
El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Music Festival.

from the Center Against Sexual and Family ‘Recycle Right, El Paso’ Contest — City
Violence. Information: 298-1107 or projec-
Beverly and Ken Jinkerson of El Paso Environmental Services Department hosts its 2018 “Recycle Right, El Paso” public
This meeting will provide information on how service announcement video contest for local
to distinguish PTSD from Intimate Partner high school students. Interested students create
Violence (IPV), and how to respond to PTSD-
Buy Tickets at or (915) 532-3776
a 30-second PSA video with the theme
related violence and assist families in formulat-
ing Family Safety Plans.
EPSO is presented with the support of the City of El Paso Museums and

Please see Page 7

Cultural Affairs Department and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Page 6 El Paso Scene January 2018

January Roundup Tabla Pop Up Mercado — The mercado
is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first and third Saturday
Cont’d from Page 6
of each month (during the Downtown
Farmer’s Market), at 115 S Durango, Suite D,
“Recycle Right, El Paso.” Contest is free to with art, music, fashion, baked goods, pet
enter; entries must be received by 5 p.m. goodies, soaps, skincare, handmade objects,
Monday, Feb. 26. food and more. Admission is free. Information
Rules, information and applications available at on Facebook at tablapopupmercado.
Bridge leagues — Duplicate bridge events Upper Valley Artists and Farmers
are hosted at Decker Bridge Center, Unit 159, Market — The artist and farmers market is 9
2216 East Yandell. Admission: $6. Information: a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, at the Substation on
544-6565 or Managers: Doniphan at Sunset. Admission is free.
Peggy Craig, 581-0371 or Jack Neumann, 204- Information on Facebook at Upper Valley
8897. Artist & Farmers Market.

Faith & Grief Luncheon — People of all

faiths are welcome to monthly luncheons for For a good cause
those experiencing the loss of a loved one Black Tie Ball – Mimbres Region Arts
noon to 1 p.m. the second Wednesday of the Council presents gala benefit ball, “Arctic
month, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Vogue,” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the
Murchison. Grant County Convention Center, 3031 U.S.
Admission and lunch is free; reservations 180 in Silver City, N.M. White attire suggested.
strongly encouraged. Donations welcome. Tickets: $50. Information: (575) 538-2505 or
Registration: 562-7660 or
‘Evening in Spain’ — Silver City Museum
Bazaars and fairs hosts a Spanish-themed exclusive dinner event
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Café
Crossing — The 14th annual market runs 1zero6, in Silver City, N.M. to benefit the
Saturdays year-round at Ardovino’s Desert Silver City Museum’s “Flamenco: From Spain
Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, to New Mexico” exhibition running Jan. 13-
N.M. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Well May 28, and education programs. Tickets:
behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch avail- $150 per person; space is limited. Tickets avail-
able for purchase. Upper parking lot for able the museum store or at (575) 538-5921
Handicap Parking only. Information: (575) 589- (ext. 2) Information:
0653, ext. 3,, Events begin with a private tour of the exhibi- or on Facebook at tion at 5:30 p.m. at Silver City Museum at 312
FarmersMarketatADC. W. Broadway, before heading to the cafe for
A Book Exchange is held the first and third entertainment at 6:30 p.m. Dinner served at 7
Saturday of the month. p.m. by Chef Jake Politte.
A Fitness Faire is Jan. 6, with cooking ‘A Roaring 20’s Cotton Club Ball’ – El
demonstration by Chef Patrick Rosser of El Paso Chapter, The Links Inc. hosts its 10th
Paso Community College. annual black tie dinner gala Saturday, Jan. 27,
El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. at the Scenic View Ballroom 1340 Murchison,
to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 20-21, at with dinner, dancing and silent auction. Social
Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway, at Boeing. hour begins at 6:30 p.m. Costume contest for
Admission: $5 for both days (private readings best flapper/gangster. Tickets (by Jan. 22): $65;
not included with admission). Free admission available via 593-5738 or 910-987-1669.
with active duty military I.D. Information: 345- Proceeds benefit community service pro-
6245 or grams. Information:

Downtown Artist and Farmers Blanket Drive — El Paso Fire Department

Market — The City of El Paso Museums and and Extreme Weather Task Force is collecting
Cultural Affairs Department’s market for area new blankets to very young, elderly and/or ill in
artists and regionally grown agricultural prod- need through the winter months. New blanket
ucts is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in the donations can be dropped off any time at all El
Union Plaza District along Anthony Street. Paso Fire Stations. Information: 667-0206 or
Information: 212-1780 or elpasoartsandcul- 834-5772.
Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market ‘Corner of Hope’ Resource Center —
— More than 230 permanent vendors in arts, Rescue Mission of El Paso has opened a
crafts, produce, baked goods and other food resource center on the corner of Cotton and
items are offered at the market 8:30 a.m. to 1 Magoffin, providing showers, laundry facilities,
p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays along a 7- access to counselors and a refuge from the
block area of Main Street, Downtown. weather for anyone experiencing homeless-
Information: (575) 541-2288 or lascrucesfarm- ness. For more information, or to tour or see the facility, call Megan Pratt, Director of
Marketing, at 532-2575.
Punk Rock Flea Market — El Paso’s fami-
ly friendly punk rock market is 5 to 11 p.m. the El Paso Humane Society — Regular
first and third Saturday of the month, at 1710 adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday
Joe Battle, with art, vinyl, retro, vintage, rocka- through Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
billy items, collectibles, horror, punk-themed and Sunday, at 4991 Fred Wilson. All pets are
items, antiques, kitsch, band shirts, natural spayed/neutered, microchipped, licensed and
beauty products, comics and more. All ages vaccinated. Adoption fees: $100 (additional $10
and pets welcome. Information: elpasop- for pets four months age or older for city or on rabies certificate). Information: 532-6971 or
The market hosts additional events on select-
ed dates; see Facebook page for updated
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January Roundup Club news
Cont’d from Page 7 Doña Ana Photography Club (DAPC)
— The club hosts free photography programs
Fort Bliss 7 to 9 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the
month at Southwest Environmental Center,
Anyone entering Fort Bliss must have a valid
275 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces.
driver’s license, car insurance and registration.
Admission is free and the public is invited.
High Stakes Bingo — The Centennial at Information: (575) 522-1691 or
Fort Bliss hosts a New Year’s Eve Bingo event
with a chance to win up to $12,000 in cash • Jan. 2: “Learning to See by Feeling” photog-
prizes at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, with dinner raphy program by club president Dale Taylor.
buffet and a cash bar. Doors open at 4 p.m. • Jan. 16: Screenings of “20 Minutes with
Ticket buy-in: $50 (includes bingo paper pack, Ansel Adams” and photo theme “Holidays.”
dinner, and a champagne toast to the New A “Learning About Your Camera” camera
Year. Open to all valid DoD ID card holders 18 camp, first in a 5-part series, designed to teach
and older, and guests. Information: 744-8427. the basics of the camera, plus hands-on help
and practice with your camera, is 9 a.m. to
A Warrior’s Call — Warrior Zone at noon Saturday, Jan. 13. Cost: $5 per class
Underwood Golf Complex, 3200 Coe on Fort (free for club members).
Bliss, hosts free open mic talent nights 6 to 9
p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 4-25, open to the public, Westside Welcome Club — The nonprof-
age 18 and older. Information: 588-8247. it group is open to both newcomers and long-
time residents. Information: westsidewelcome-
Belay, Top Rope Course — The Top
Rope Belay certification course at Fort Bliss is 5 The monthly free newcomers coffee is 10
to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, for those wanting to a.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at the home of Barbara
learn how to tie, do safety checks and top rope Pino, 601 Skydale. No RSVP necessary.
belay techniques from certified climbing wall Information: Barbara, 587-8641.
instructors from the American Mountain Guide The monthly luncheon is Wednesday, Jan. 10,
Association. Cost: $8 per person; age 12 and at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing
older only. Information: 744-1532. 1 Ardovino’s Drive in Sunland Park. Social time
Texas Hold ‘em — Texas Hold ‘em poker is 11 a.m.; luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m.
tournaments are 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays, Special musical performance by Zuill Bailey,
Jan. 10-24, at the Warrior Zone at Grammy-winning cellist and artistic director of
Underwood Golf Complex, 3200 Coe on Fort El Paso Pro-Musica. Newcomers welcome;
Bliss. First and second place winners will move reservations required. Cost: $22.Information,
on to the championships Wednesday, Feb. 7. reservations: Alicia Sanchez, 449-2121.
Cost: $15, open to the public. Registration rec- Singles in the Son - The group develops
ommended. Information: 741-3000. friendships among Christian singles ages 30 to
Fitness Resolution Fair — Soto Physical 50. Bible study held weekly; call days.
Fitness Center hosts its 8th annual Health and Weekend events subject to change. All denomi-
Fitness Resolution Fair 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, nations are welcome. Membership is free.
Jan. 27, showcasing free mini-classes provided Information: Andy, 471-1997,
by Fort Bliss Group Fit, Body Composition or on Facebook.
Analysis provided by Fort Bliss Personal • Saturday, Jan. 6: Dinner and a movie
Trainers, and Chair Massage provided by Fort • Saturday, Jan. 13: Dinner and UTEP basket-
Bliss Massage Therapy. Vendors from the Fort ball
Bliss and El Paso area will provide health and • Saturday, Jan. 20: Dinner and pool
wellness related opportunities. Information: • Friday, Jan. 26: Dinner and Rhinos hockey.
744-5790. Germania Club — The Germania Club of
Fort Bliss Historical Association — The El Paso’s monthly luncheon is at 11:30 a.m.
group meets at 1 p.m. on the second Thursday, Jan. 11, at the Underwood Golf
Wednesday of each month at the Fort Bliss Course, 3200 Coe, Fort Bliss. Newcomers
museum complex, 1735 Marshall. Information: welcome. Information, reservations: 755-5471.
269-4831. Dues are $25 a year ($10 students L‘Alliance Française d’El Paso — The
and junior enlisted soldiers). nonprofit cultural institute, founded in 1964,
Fort Bliss Rod & Gun Club — 3730 Roy promotes French culture and language.
Johnson Lane. Rifle and pistol shooting compe- Information: 585-1789, 497-2453 (Spanish),
titions are held almost every weekend. Visitors, or on
can watch for free. Food available at the club- Facebook at AllianceFrancaiseElPaso.
house snack bar. To get there: Take Railroad Event information: 585-1789, josette.shaugh-
Drive to Deer; turn right. Information: 568-,
2983 or A celebration of Galette des Rois (Epiphany is
planned for January. Call for details.
Friday at The Fire — Fort Bliss’s Freedom Spring sessions of French classes start
Crossing hosts free live music featuring local Saturday, Jan. 20, and Monday, Jan. 22, 2018
performers 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays at the outdoor for children and adults, University Presbyterian
fireplace. DJ music at 6 p.m. Information: 564- Church, 244 Resler. Information: 346-3810 or
5311 or 585-1789.
Old Fort Bliss — Building 5054, corner of Club Friendship — The club meets 11:30
Pershing and Pleasanton Roads, Fort Bliss. The a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 23, at St. Paul’s
Old West days of the “Soldiers of the Pass” are Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere. Program is
relived through replicas of the original adobe “Christmas on the Rhine” presented by Dick
fort buildings and military artifacts, Sears. Cost: $10 includes program and lunch-
Magoffinsville Post 1854 to 1868. Hours are 9 eon. Visitors welcome but must RSVP by Jan.
a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; by 17: 591-2326.
appointment only Saturday. Admission is free.
Information: 568-4518 or 588-8482 or on Discover El Paso — The nonprofit group,
Facebook at Old Fort Bliss. founded in 1973, is dedicated to promoting

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January Roundup Wyler Aerial Tramway — The state park Fresh Indian bread is on sale at the center,
tramway, 1700 McKinley, gives passengers a made Saturday mornings. Also featured are
Cont’d from Page 8
view of Texas, New Mexico and Mexico from family-operated gift shops, featuring jewelry,
Ranger Peak, elevation 5,632 feet. Cost is $8 pottery and other crafts.
things to do and see in and around El Paso.
for adults and $4 for children 12 years and
Information: La Viña Winery — 4201 S. NM Highway
under. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Friday and
The monthly meeting is 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, one mile north of Vinton Road. Information:
Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed
23, at Hilton Garden Inn, 111 University. Guest (575) 882-7632 or
Monday through Thursday. Information: 562-
speaker to be announced. Cost: $23. The tasting room and patio are open for sales
9899 or 566-6622.
Reservations by Jan. 18: 598-6376. No-shows and tasting of wines from noon to 5 p.m.
still require payment for meal. Indian Cliffs Ranch — The working cattle Thursday through Tuesday (closed
ranch in Fabens offers a children’s zoo, buffalo, Wednesdays). Tasting fee is $5. A daily tour is
El Paso Philatelic Society — The El Paso offered at 11:30 a.m. by appointment only; the
longhorns, deer, rattlesnake pit, movie sets and
stamp club meets 7 to 9 p.m. the second
the Fort Apache playground. It’s also home to $10 fee includes tasting.
Tuesday of every month (Jan. 9) at St.
the famous Cattleman’s Steakhouse.
Clement’s Episcopal Church, 810 N. Campbell Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery
Information: (915) 544-3200 or cattle-
(at Montana). Meetings include educational pre- — 430 La Viña Road (off NM 28 between
sentations and an auction of materials submit- markers 8 and 9), in Chamberino, N.M. Tasting
ted by club members. Visitors always welcome; Ski Apache Wind Rider — The hour-long room open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through
admission is free for first-time visitors; $12 zip-line adventure at the Alto, N.M. ski resort Monday. Information: (915) 241-4349 or som-
annual membership fee. Information: 833-5154. begins at over 11,000 feet, spanning 8,900 feet
in three sections, reaching speeds of up to 65
International Coin Club — El Paso’s only Zin Valle Vineyards — 7315 Hwy 28 in
mph. Cost is $84 for adults, $77 children and
coin club meets at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the sec- Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259). Free tast-
senirsr, $71 military. Minimum age is 10; height
ond Monday of the month at St. Paul’s United ings are noon to 5 p.m. Friday through
and weight limits also apply. Reservations
Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere. Business Monday. Information: 877-4544 or
required. Information: (575) 464-3633 or skia-
meeting starts around 6:30 p.m. Numismatic
presentations start at 7 p.m. with auction to
follow. Visitors always welcome, and admission
The Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, McDonald Observatory — The University
N.M. also offers the Apache Eagle ZipRider, of Texas at Austin-run observatory is located at
free for first-time visitors. Information: 533-
which spans 2,668 feet, lasting about three 3640 Dark Sky Drive, near Fort Davis, Texas.
6001 or
minutes. Tickets: $40 ($37 ages 10-13 and 60- Visitor Center open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.
plus; $41 military); $91 for all-day pass. Information: (432) 426-4138.
Area attractions The observatory offers daytime tours and
Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305 solar viewing at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta
Twilight programs begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays,
1200 Futurity, Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are Mission. The center features a museum on the
Fridays and Saturdays. The popular stargazing
10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday; Tigua tribe. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
events are 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays and
10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 4 Wednesday through Sunday. Free children’s
a.m. Friday and Saturday. Information: (575) activities daily. Admission is free. Information:
Reservations required for all programs. See
874-5200 or 859-7700,
website for prices, schedule: mcdonaldobserva-
Live racing is Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Native American Dances are on the hour 11 The observatory and Fort Davis are
Tuesday . Post time is 12:30 p.m. a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
on Central Time.

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For event tickets sold through Ticketmaster, ‘The Price is Right, Live!’ — The hit
call 1-800-745-3000 or go to interactive stage show returns to the are 7:30
Unless indicated, prices listed do not include p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, at NMSU’s Pan
service charges. American Center; celebrity host to be
announced. Randomly selected contestants
Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s
Doorway to Magic’ — The new Disney Tony Pace — Showtime! El Paso presents an A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, “Rent” from the audience will “come on down” to win
evening of quick comedic wit and musical talent follows an unforgettable year in the lives of appliances, vacations, and even a new car by
Live! presentation comes to El Paso for five
at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Abraham seven artists struggling to follow their dreams. playing the long-running television game show’s
performances Jan. 6-7, at the Abraham Chavez
Chavez Theatre. Individual tickets: $30; $10 classic games such as Plinko, Cliffhangers, The
Theatre, with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular — The Big Wheel and even the Showcase. Tickets:
and 25 favorite Disney characters. Show time is age 6-25 (Ticketmaster). Information: 544-2022
popular laser rock show returns at 8 p.m. $35-$55. (Ticketmaster).
4 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1, 4 and 7 p.m. or
Friday, Jan. 19, at the Abraham Chavez Contestants must be legal U.S. residents 18
Sunday. Tickets: $20-$60 (Ticketmaster). Las Vegas headliner Pace combines musical
Theatre. Tickets: $25 to $35. (Ticketmaster). years or older. Information: (575) 646-1420.
comedy, crazy characters, impressions, musi-
Ryan Stout — Stand-up comic and El Paso With more than 30 years of successful touring,
cianship and more. Rodney Carrington — The comedian,
native Ryan Stout performs a one night only the Laser Spectacular features some of Pink
showcase at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at The ‘Rent 20th Anniversary Tour’ — Floyd’s biggest hits. actor, singer, and Texas native brings his “Here
Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Comes the Truth” tour to El Paso at 7 p.m.
Venue (formerly The Garden) in Union Plaza, David Crowder Band — The Christian Friday, Jan. 26, at the Abraham Chavez
with local rising stand-up stars Nico Adjemian Award-winning masterpiece returns to the
rock band’s “Texas Takeover Tour” is 7:30 Theatre. Tickets: $42.25 to $177.25. For
and Aurore Tarango. Complimentary food stage in a 20th anniversary touring production
p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Abraham Chavez mature audiences only.
available; drinks available for purchase. Tickets: at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 16-
Theatre. Tickets: $19-$40 (Ticketmaster).
$20 ($7 table for 4; $120 table for 8), available 17, at the Plaza Theatre, as part of the The Coteries — The Colorado trio per-
at Broadway in El Paso series. Tickets: $30-$70 Lil Pump — The rap and hip-hop artist per- forms at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at the
Information, reservations: 227-3125. (Ticketmaster). Information: 231-1111, forms at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at El Paso Buckhorn Opera House in Pinos Altos, N.M. as or on Facebook at County Coliseum. Tickets: $25- $125 part of the Mimbres Region Arts Council’s
Broadway in El Paso. (Ticketmaster). Indie/Folk Series. Tickets: $20; $15 MRAC
members. Information: (575) 538-2505 or
Austin folk singer Slaid Cleaves performs at
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17.
Carnage ‘Rare’ Fest — Popular DJ
Carnage’s “Rare” fest returns at 7 p.m. Friday,
Feb. 2, at El Paso County Coliseum. Special
guests include Rae Sremmurd and Getter, as
well as Lost Kings, Trill Sammy and Gommi.
Tickets: $20-$50 (Ticketmaster).
Carnage has collaborated with some of
music’s top DJs and rappers, culminating in
such hit songs as “Liger,” “Homie” and “Guala.”
He performed at the Coliseum last year to a
sold-out crowd.
The popular Mississippi hip-hop duo Rae
Sremmurd recently won a 2017 Billboard Music
Award for Top Rap Collaboration for “Black
Beatles.” California-born Getter is a DJ, rapper
and comedian, and performs dubstep, trap and
house music.
Flans — The all-Mexicana group performs
their biggest hits at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3,
at The Plaza Theatre as part of their “Así
Somos” Tour. Tickets: $48-$140
Jo Koy — The comedian Jo Koy brings his
wild and energetic show to El Paso at 8 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 9, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets:
$30-$45; VIP packages available (Ticketmaster).
Valentine’s Super Love Jam — Rose
Royce, Peaches and Herb, GQ, Color Me
Badd, Lighter Shade of Brown, Malo, JoJo/Mary
Jane Girls, The Chi-Lites, The Moments and
Eddie Holmanare are featured at this year’s
Love Jam at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at
UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $28 and
$50 (Ticketmaster).
Paul Anka — The legendary singer and song-
writer performs at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at
the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $49-
$169 (Ticketmaster). Event rescheduled from
Nov. 5.
Blake Shelton — The country superstar’s
“Country Music Freaks” Tour comes to Las
Cruces, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at
NMSU’s Pan American Center, with Brett
Eldredge, Carly Pearce and special guest Trace
Adkins. Tickets: $43-$92. VIP packages (start-
ing at $179), and 3D collector tickets also

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Here’s the Ticket ‘Dirty Dancing’ — Broadway in El Paso formance earlier this year sold out. Tickets: Glenn Miller Orchestra — The band per-
presents the worldwide smash hit at 7 p.m. $50.50, $80.50, $100.50, $120.50 and $150.50 forms many of the original arrangements of hits
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Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 11-12, (Ticketmaster). by the legendary Glenn Miller at 7 p.m.
at The Plaza Theatre, with smash hits “Hungry Monday, June 18, at the Plaza Theatre.
Aaron Watson — The Texas country musi- David Sedaris — The best-selling comic
Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and Tickets: $46, $55 and $64 (Ticketmaster).
cian performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at the author and humorist appears at 8 p.m. Friday,
the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My
Abraham Chavez Theatre. The West Texas April 27, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $24.75
Venues & series
Life.” Tickets: $35-$70 at(Ticketmaster). .
native’s new album is “Vaquero.” Tickets: $22- to $52.50 (Ticketmaster).
$108 (Ticketmaster). Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo – One of Juanes — The multiple Latin Grammy Award,
rock’s most successful unions presents and inti-
El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway.
Dancing with the Stars Live! — The mate acoustic show at 7:30 p.m. Sunday,
Grammy Award and Billboard Latin Music Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and
hottest dance show on television returns with Award winner and nominee’s “Amarte Tour” is 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m.
March 18, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets:
“Light Up the Night” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at El Paso Sunday. Tickets: $6 Thursday, $12 Friday and
$39.50 to $92; (Ticketmaster). VIP tickets avail-
March 2, at the Abraham Chavez Theater, County Coliseum with Mon Laferte. Tickets: Saturday; $8 Sunday, unless otherwise listed.
able online only: $192-$392.50
with many of the show’s professional dancers $36.95-$126.95; VIP packages start at $375 Age 17 and older admitted. VIP Booths $10
performing ballroom and contemporary dances Romeo Santos — “The King” bachata singer (Ticketmaster). more per ticket for all shows; available at tick-
from the ABC hit show. Tickets: $45, $55 and and former lead vocalist of Aventura presents
Natalia Lafourcade — The Grammy &
$75. VIP packages: $199 to $599 his “Golden Tour” at 8 p.m. Saturday, March Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233),
Latin Grammy winner performs at 7 p.m.
(Ticketmaster). 24, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: or on Facebook at El Paso Comic
Thursday, May 17, at the Plaza Theatre, fea-
$32.75-$103.75; includes some VIP tickets Strip.
Shen Yun 2018 — The celebration of 5,000 available (Ticketmaster).
turing acoustic guitar duo Los Macorinos. Her
• Dec. 28-30: Steven Michael Quezada (DEA
years of Chinese culture through music and October 2017 show at the Plaza sold out.
agent Steve “Gomie” Gomez from “Breaking
dance returns to the area for three shows Alicia Villarreal — The Mexican singer per- Tickets: $35-$50 (Ticketmaster)
Bad”). Tickets: $15.
March 3-4, at The Plaza Theatre, with live forms at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at the Plaza
Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ — Broadway in Quezada will headline the New Year’s Eve
orchestra. Performances are 2 and 7 p.m. Theatre. Tickets: $45-$110 (Ticketmaster).
El Paso presents the borderland premiere of 2018 Party at 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31.
Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $80-$120.
Information: 1-800-380-8265 or
‘Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story’ — the World Number One Musical May 30-June Tickets: $22.50.
Broadway in El Paso presents the “World’s 10, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $35-$80. • Jan. 4-7: Frankie Quinones.
Most Successful Rock ‘n’ Roll Musical,” now in (Ticketmaster). VIP packages: $127. • Jan. 18-21: Aries Spears of “Mad TV” and
Steve Aoki — The two-time Grammy nomi- its 27th year, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 2, at Information: 231-1111, “Showtime at the Apollo.” Showtime is 7:30
nated producer and DJ performs at 8 p.m. The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30-$60 p.m. nightly, plus 9:30 p.m. Friday and
Sunday, March 4, at El Paso County Coliseum (Ticketmaster). Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (June 6), Saturday. Tickets: $25 ($30 front 50 VIP) for
for his “Kolony Tour” with Brooklyn born rap- Wednesdays, and Thursday (May 31); 8 p.m. Thursday and Sunday; $27 ($32 front 50 VIP)
per and producer, Desiigner. Tickets: $25-$36;
Thomas Rhett — ACM Male Vocalist of the Friday shows; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 and for both early and late shows Friday and
Year, Thomas Rhett, brings his “Life Changes 6:30 p.m. Sundays, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
VIP packages available (Ticketmaster).
Tour” to Las Cruces at 7 p.m. Saturday, April Thursday (June 7). Raymond Orta presents a special taping at 8
TobyMac — The Christian rocker headlines 7, at NMSU’s Pan American Center, with Brett p.m. Wednesday, March 7. Doors open at
the 2018 “Hits Deep Tour” is 7 p.m. Saturday, Young and Jillian Jacqueline. Tickets: Tickets: Yanni — The legendary performer and com-
6:30 p.m. Tickets: $20-$30.
March 10, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, $36.25-$80.25 (Ticketmaster). Information: poser celebrates the 25th Anniversary of his
with Mandisa, Danny Gokey, Ryan Stevenson (575) 646-1420. iconic “Live at the Acropolis” concert at 7:30 Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson.
and Finding Favour. Presented by Food for the p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the Abraham Surcharge for ages under 21. Tickets at low-
Hungry. Tickets: $15-$70 (Ticketmaster).
Maluma — The popular Colombian reggae- Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $60 to $125
ton singer returns to El Paso at 8 p.m. Friday, (Ticketmaster).
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Here’s the Ticket Saturday, Jan. 13, with Freddy Towers. • Radio Moscow — Psychedelic rock band, 10 Righteousness Tour is 8 p.m. Tuesday, March
Tickets: $10-$12. p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, with Amplified Heat. 13. Tickets: $15 early bird ($80 VIP).
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• Travesura – The California band performs at Tickets: $15-$18. • Calexico — The Tex-Mex indie rock band
9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, with Miijas. $8-$10. • Black Sabbitch — The all-female Black performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 19, with
• The Dirty River Boys — The Austin indie
• Badflower — The LA rock band performs at Sabbath Tribute performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, Ryley Walker. Tickets: $25-$30.
bluegrass band originally from El Paso performs
9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, with Kat Suicide and Feb. 10, with arsonkill. Tickets: $10-$12.
at 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30. $12-$15.
the Candance. Tickets: $10-$12. • Mako — LA DJ duo, 9 p.m. Wednesday,
Flickinger Center for Performing Arts
• Hodge Twins — Edgy comedy team per- — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo.
• The Octopus Project — The Austin “indi- Feb. 14. Tickets: $15-$20.
forms at 8 and 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11. Age Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickinger-
etronica” band performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, • Money Chicha — The Austin chicha band
18 and older admitted. Tickets: $25 ($50 VIP).
Jan. 18, with New Fumes. Tickets: $10-$12. performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, with
• “The Mother F***er with the Hat — Players
Dos Santos. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Brass Transit, The Chicago Tribute performs
• Madam X — The Paris singer performs at
on the Wall present the play by Stephen Adley at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18. The Toronto
10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, with J^HIR. • J.I.D. + Earthgang — The hip-hop artists
Gurgis at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 12- band’s show includes all the hits from Chicago’s
Tickets: $8-$10. perform at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, with
13. Tickets: $12; $10 student; $8 military. golden age with horns, rocking rhythm section
• Adam Jodorowsky — French-Mexican musi- Chaz French and Lute. Age 16 and older admit-
• JD Samson — The DJ performs at 11 p.m. and vocals that transport audiences back to the
cian, 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23. $15-$20. ted. Tickets: $15 (VIP $65).
freewheeling days of 1969-1976. Tickets: $18,
• Jerry Folk and SAINT WKND — The elec-
$28 and $38.
tronic artists’ “Foreign Affair Tour” is 9 p.m.
• Bettman & Halpin and Chocolate Buffet —
Tuesday, March 6. Tickets: $12-$15.
The folk/Americana duo perform for the annual
• Thunderpussy — Rock band, 9 p.m. Monday,
Valentine’s Day event at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
March 12. Tickets: $10-$12.
10. Tickets: $10, $20 and $30. Information:
• Shopping — The post-punk band performs
(575) 437-2202 or
10 p.m. Friday, March 16, with French Vanilla.
• ABBA Mania — The world’s No. 1 touring
Tickets: $8-$10.
ABBA tribute concert comes to Alamogordo at
• Kolars — The pop/rock group performs at 9
7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15. Tickets: $19-$40.
p.m. Sunday, March 18, with Escondido.
Tickets: $12-$15.
• ‘The Great Gatsby’ — National Players pres-
ent the play based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald
• Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso
book at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20. This fast-
UFO — Japanese psychedelic rock, 9 p.m.
paced adaptation of Fitzgerald’s novel brings
Thursday, May 3. Tickets: $10-$12.
the Jazz Age of New York to life. Tickets: $10,
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 $20 and $30.
Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on
Facebook at RockHouseDiveBarKitchen.
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and
• New Year’s Eve concert with Hyproglo
Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Shows start at 8
p.m. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets
begins at 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. No cover.
through or Ticketmaster.
• The Brazilian metal band Claustrophobia per-
Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemoun-
forms at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2. Special guests:
La Muerte, Hereafter the Wave and Soren.
• La original Banda El Limon — One of the
Admission: $10.
oldest and most revered groups in Mexican
Club Here I Love You — 115 S. Durango. banda performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19.
Specializing in electronic and DJ music. Most Tickets: $29-$89.
events are 18 and older, unless listed other- • Warrant and Winger — The popular metal
wise. Tickets on Group dis- bands perform Saturday, Jan. 20 (Rescheduled
counts offered for most shows. Information: from Aug. 4). Tickets: $35 to $65.
307-7736 or on Facebook. • Josh Turner - The country star performs
• Amythyst Blvd performs at 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23. Tickets: $29-$89.
Wednesday, Jan. 10, with Emily Hardtke • Cheech & Chong — The comedy duo per-
As the City Sleeps, The Anhedonians and forms Friday, March 16. Tickets: $29-$89.
LUNAS. • Mariachi Vargas de Tecatlán — Friday, April
• Bryan Kearney — The Irish DJ makes his El 6. Tickets: $29-$89.
Paso debut with a 3-hour set for the club’s 2-
year anniversary at 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13,
Spencer Theater for Performing Arts
— Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information:
with local support Ado and Gusso. Tickets: $25
(575) 336-4800 or
($4 minor fee at the door).
Pre-show buffets begin two hours prior to
• Take the Ride with Lee Reynolds & Porkchop
show; cost is $20.
is 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27. Tickets: $17.95.
• “Stomp” — The explosive hit musical is 7
• George Fitzgerald performs at 9 p.m. Friday,
p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1. The eight-member
Feb. 2. Tickets: $17.95
troupe uses everything but conventional per-
• Volac’s Russia Style North American Tour is
cussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden
10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16. Tickets: $14.71.
poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters,
• Billy Kenny’s “Milky Way Tour” is 9 p.m.
hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent
Saturday, Feb. 24. Tickets: $17.95.
rhythms. Tickets: $39-$69.
Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: • The Ten Tenors — Australia’s most debonair
351-9909. Tickets at, holdmyt- musical export performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, or Feb. 22. Tickets: $39-$69.
• Yung Gleesh — The hip-hop artist performs
at 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, with Y$P,
NM Tech Performing Arts Series —
Performances are 7:30 p.m. at New Mexico
KlayKoH JayoH, Mic, Rob$ta, Benny St. and
Tech’s Macey Center in Socorro, N.M.
Quince. Tickets: $15 general admission: $55
VIP meet and greet.
• Presidential Chamber Music Series presents a
• Strfkr —The Portland indie rockers perform
History of Tango with QTango Monday, Jan.
at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31. Tickets: $20-
29. Admission is free.
• Scaffolding Theatre presents the musical
• Grails — The experimental rock band per-
“Five Course Love” Friday, Feb. 9. Tickets:
forms at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at The
$18 ($16 senior; $8 youth)
Perch. Tickets: $14-$17.
• Popovich’s Comedy Pet Theatre is Friday,
• Nothing More — The metal band’s “The
Feb. 23. Tickets: $20 ($18 senior; $10 youth).
Stories We Tell Ourselves” Tour is 7 p.m.
The 23rd annual Community Arts Party begins
Tuesday, Feb. 27, with The Contortionist and
at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, with arts work-
Big Story. Tickets: $17 general admission ($75
shops for all ages. Admission is free.
and $125 VIP packages).
• Hippie Sabotage — The EDM group’s Path of

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Theater, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces the Plaza.
Downtown Mall. Tickets: $25 ($5 students with Bátiz conducted the State of Mexico
ID). Information: (575) 405-7429, or Symphony Orchestra (OSEM) for 12 years, then of the Mexico City Philharmonic
Grant County Community Concert Orchestra for seven years and resumed direc-
Association presents the piano trio at 7 p.m. torship of the OSEM from 1990 to the present.
Friday, Jan 19, at WNMU Fine Arts Auditorium He has been invited to conduct more than 500
Viennese New Year’s Eve Concert — • Jan. 18: Thom Moore and Yuliya Goreman in Silver City. Tickets: $20 ($5 students 17 and symphony orchestras around the world.
El Paso Choral Society and Orchestra hosts the • Jan. 25: Chiara String Quartet with Zuill younger). Information: (575) 538-5862 or The program will feature the Mozart
New Year’s Eve performance at 7:30 p.m. Bailey. Concertone, with oboist Thomas Moore (four-
Sunday, Dec. 31, at the Abraham Chavez Special Pop Up performances and educational time Grammy-winning producer and recording
Theatre. Information: 259-4999. Tickets: $20- and community engagement will take place EPSO’s ’Be Our Guest’ — El Paso editor); EPSO concertmaster Daniel Vega-
$60; available through Ticketmaster. throughout the month of January, including pre- Symphony Orchestra, with guest conductor
Albela, and EPSO Associate Concertmaster
The orchestra, singers and chorus will per- sentations with EPSO’s “Tocando” program, Enrique Bátiz, presents the 13th annual collabo-
Stephanie Meyers. The second half of the pro-
form famous waltzes, favorite operatic arias, the Hospitals of Providence and special appear- rative performance with El Paso Pro-Musica at
gram will spotlight the El Paso Symphony in
and an exciting chorus performed by a 100- ances throughout the region in classrooms, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 19-20, in
Prokofiev’s Romero and Juliette Suites.
voice choir, professional orchestra, and profes- libraries and Senior Centers. the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $16-$45.
The performances are in conjunction with
sional soloists. Selections include Blue Danube, Information: 532-3776 or
The Yale Whiffenpoofs — The world’s Pro-Musica’s El Paso Chamber Music Festival.
popular arias including Nessun Dorma, and Opening notes are presented at 6:30 p.m.
oldest collegiate a cappella group performs at 7 each night in the Philanthropy Theatre next to
Juliet’s Waltz. Directed by Prentice Loftin.
p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at First Baptist Church, 805 Please see Page 14
El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Music Montana, featuring El Paso native David Torres.
Festival — El Paso Pro-Musica presents its Tickets are free with a $10 suggested donation
annual festival Jan 4-28 at various venues in El ($25 for priority seating); available at the door
Paso and Las Cruces. Information: 747-8163 or or at Information: or on Facebook under “The
Tickets to individual performances are $25; Whiffenpoofs, Live in El Paso.”
$20 seniors, military; $5 youth. Tickets for all El Each year, 14 Yale seniors are selected to be
Paso performances are $125; $100 seniors, mil- in the Whiffenpoofs. Those selected carry on
itary; $25 youth; for all Las Cruces performanc- an over-a-century-old tradition with more than
es is $50; $40 seniors, military; $10 youth; and two hundred performances each year in such
for all concerts in both cities is $175; $140 sen- venues as Carnegie Hall, Broadway, Lincoln
iors, military; $35 youth. Center, the World Series and the Rose Bowl.
This year’s performers include cellist Zuill The Whiffenpoofs have been featured on televi-
Bailey (Pro-Musica’s Artistic Director and sion shows such as NBC, the Sing Off, West
recent Grammy Award winner), guitarist Jaxon Wing, the Today Show, 60 Minutes, and SNL.
Vieaux, pianist Yuliyra Gorenman, Grammy
Brass Transit — Las Cruces Symphony
nominated Lincoln Trio and the Chiara String
Orchestra presents its Pops Concert Jan. 13-
Quartet. Oboist Thom Moore presents a spe-
14, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall, with con-
cial tribute to Mozart in EPPM’s 12th annual
ductor Lonnie Klein. Brass Transit performs the
collaboration with El Paso Symphony
legendary music of rock band Chicago.
Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m.
• The Lincoln Trio performs at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday. Ticket information: (575) 646-3709 or
Friday and Jan. 5, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, at
UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, and 7:30
p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at NMSU’s Atkinson ‘Hänsel & Gretel’— El Paso Opera opens
Music Recital Hall. They will perform its 24th season with Engelbert Humperdinck’s
works by contemporary com- classic opera with a “sweet twist” at 7:30 p.m.
posers, Irish folk tunes, works by Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 13-14, at the Union
Argentinian composer Astor Depot, under the direction of Justin Lucero.
Piazzola and classical treasures by Sung in English with “supertitles” in English and
Beethoven and Brahms. Spanish. Presented in partnership with Texas
• Jaxon Vieaux and Yolanda Kondonassis per- Tech College of Architecture. Tickets: $35.
form at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at Rio Information: 581-5534, or on
Grande Theatre in Las Cruces, and Friday, Jan. Facebook at Facebook: Epopera.
12, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. “Hänsel & Gretel” will feature Cherry Duke,
They will perform works by Bach Kellie Rumba Rattay and Dr. Elisa Wilson in the
as well as contemporary com- starring roles. Music direction will be in the
posers. hands of Kathleen Kelly with stage direction by
• Yuliya Gorenman performs “Bach, The long-time El Paso Opera contributor Justin
Complete Well Tempered Clavier” at 7:30 Lucero.
p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at NMSU’s Atkinson
Recital Hall, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, (with EPSYOs Concerto Competition — El
Moore and Bailey) at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras host their
Recital Hall. annual concerto competition Monday, Jan. 15,
• A performance with El Paso Symphony at University Presbyterian Church, 244 N.
Orchestra is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Resler. Open to all young musicians who live in
Jan. 19-20, at the Plaza Theatre, with guest the El Paso region (within 60 miles of El Paso)
Thom Moore, oboe. Tickets: $16-$45. Ticket up to the age of 22 as of Jan. 15, 2018.
information: 532-3776. Performers must be a EPSYOs member or be
• Chiara String Quartet performs at 7:30 p.m. enrolled in their school music program.
Friday, Jan. 26, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at Applications must be received by Jan. 8.
UTEP’s Fox Fine Art Recital Hall, and 7:30 p.m. Application fee is $35. Application, information:
Saturday, Jan. 27, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital 525-8978
Hall. The grand prize winner will perform with the
Free Bach’s Lunch events are noon Thursdays El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras in the Side
at the El Paso Museum of Art, One Arts by Side Concert March 25 at the Plaza Theatre.
Festival Plaza. Neave Trio – Las Cruces Civic Concert
• Jan. 4: Lincoln Trio. Association presents the chamber ensemble at
• Jan. 11: Jason Vieaux & Yolanda Kondonassis 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Rio Grande

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Program Notes First, 2nd and 3rd Place cash awards offered, as
well as recognition for achievement.
Cont’d from Page 13
Information: 449-0619. Applications:
The 2018 New Instruments Award Program
The Music Unwound Cabaret — Lyric is also open for classical musicians age 8-19,

Border Beats
soprano Lisa Vroman, baritone William Sharp based on musical excellence, academic achieve-
and pianist Shane Schag perform at 7:30 p.m. ment and unmet financial need. Application Howling Coyote Open Mic — The open
Saturday, Jan. 27, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, deadline is also Jan. 31. mic event is 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at Center for
presented by the UTEP Department of Music. The Original Music/New Ideas Young Spiritual Living, 575 N. Main, on Las Cruces
Tickets: $5 ($3 students/military; free for UTEP Composer Competition call for original scores Downtown Main Street, following the monthly ‘Wheel Spit Dog’ — El Paso poet/folk
faculty, students and staff). Information: 747- for solo piano is open to ages 9-16 (Junior Downtown Arts Ramble. Doors open for jam singer Gene Keller wrapped up his 70-plus
5606 or Division) and ages 17-25 (Emerging Division). session at 6 p.m.; signup begins at 6:30 p.m. years of wisdom and reflection as a gift to
Cash awards. Application deadline is March The community event is on the first Friday of listeners in this new CD of 15 songs. If
EPSYOs Winter Concert — El Paso 15. Call 449-0619 or email the month. Free admission to participants and you’re wondering about the title, you won’t
Symphony Youth Orchestras, directed by audience. Information: Melody Burns (575) find out until track 14, but it’s well worth
James O. Welsch, performs at 3 p.m. Sunday, 525-9333 or the wait. Keller has fought through strug-
Jan. 28, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $15 El Paso Wind Symphony — The wind The “Howling Coyote,” now in its 13th year, gles of his own blues to find joy in the
($10 students, seniors, active duty military). All Symphony directed by Ron Hufstader, per- is open to acoustic musicians, poets, story- details of life, accepting his flaws as well as
seats general admission. Information: 525-8978 forms at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at UTEP’s tellers, and singer/songwriters for material that anyone else’s along the way. The easiest
or Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets: $10 ($5 stu- is family friendly. way to get a copy is to email him at
dents, military, seniors). Information: elpa- Lasagna dinner served 5:30 to 7 p.m.; suggest-
Young People’s Concerts — The El Paso ed donation is $5.
El Paso Wind Symphony is a professional con-
Symphony Orchestra presents its 77th season ‘Sunday in the 40s’ — Paso Del Norte Big Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society
of free programs for area fifth-graders at 10:30 cert band made primarily of residents of the
Band, a 17-piece group, hosts 1940s style danc-
Greater El Paso Area, most of whom are band — The society presents Dassanova at its
a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday through ing and music 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at
directors in public and private schools. monthly concert series 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21,
Friday, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, at the Abraham Chavez Shundo Ballroom Dance Studio, 120 N.
at First Christian Church, 1809 El Paseo in Las
Theatre. The program is presented in collabo- Border Chorders — The El Paso men’s Paragon, Suite 201. All ages welcome; BYOB,
Cruces. The music begins after a short business
ration with Carnegie Hall’s Link Up Program. barbershop and a cappella group rehearses at food and snacks. Admission: $15. Information:
meeting. Admission: $10 ($5 members; $1 stu-
The public is invited on a space-available basis; 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays at University 532-2043, 203-7292,
dents with ID). Coffee and dessert reception
call for availability. Information: 532-3776 or Presbyterian Church, 244 N. Resler. Directed or on Facebook at PDNbigband.
precedes the concert at 6:30 p.m. in the foyer. by John Eby. Singers in all ranges welcome. The Toasters — The New York ska band Information: Larry Brooks, (575) 640-8752 or
More than 15,000 fifth-grade students from Information: 309-6954 or behind hits like “Don’t Let the Bastards Grind
the El Paso area are treated to the free con- You Down” performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. Dassanova consists of Daniel Rivera on tenor
certs each year. Sungold Chorus — The El Paso Sungold 20, at Paulina’s Badlands, 7792 Franklin, with and alto sax, guitar; Fernie Lechuga on keys;
Chorus of the Sweet Adelines rehearses four- guests the Valley Rats, the Pinsetters, Manny Flores on bass, melodica and percus-
El Paso Society for Musicians of the part harmony 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays at All Sinbuenos and Kat Suicide. Tickets: $10 in sion. and Byron Mutnick on drums. Their
Future - Classical musicians ages 8 to 19 are Saints Church, 3500 McRae. All ages and levels advance; $12 day of show. Information: 771- sound is a fusion of Latin Jazz from Cuba,
invited to apply through Jan. 31 for this year’s of musical background welcome. Information: 0997 or on Facebook. Mexico and Brazil.
competition, open to instruments and voice. 740-3216 or


3 BRM, 2 1/2 BATHS
Contra Dance — The Southern New Session I classes are 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 20-
Mexico Music and Dance Society’s contra March 10, with Tiny Toes dance for age 3-6,
dance is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at and Young Dancers, age 7-11. Early bird regis-
191H Mulberry Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de
Santiago in Las Cruces, with music by West
tration is Dec. 18-Jan. 12.
Session II inclusive class for ages 6 and older is
1,574 sq.ft. Texas band The Muletones and caller Lonnie 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, March 31-May 19.
Ludeman. The dance begins with beginners’ Early bird registration is March 1-23.
REFRIGERATED AIR! lessons at 7:30 p.m.; no partner or experience
needed. Cost: $6 ($4 youth; $15 family). ‘Iconic Pop’ — The UTEP Department of
Information: (575) 522-1691 or Theater & Dance presents its Faculty Dance
concert Feb. 9-17, at UTEP’s Wise Family
‘The Grid’ — Human Nature Contemporary Theatre (2nd floor). Showtime is 7:30 p.m.
Ballet presents a new work that explores the Thursday through Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday,
visceral reality of the HIV/AIDS crisis of the Feb. 11. Tickets: $14; $12 UTEP faculty/staff,
1980s through dance at 7 p.m. Friday and seniors, military, groups of 10 or more, Alumni
Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19-21, at the with card, non-UTEP Students; $9 UTEP stu-
Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San dents and children. Information: 747-5118, the-
Marcial. Admission: $10 Information: 213-8410. or on Facebook.
Enjoy Upper Valley living in this roomy townhome.
Flamenco Community Outreach
Cozy up to the wood-burning fireplace in winter, Program — Dancer Linda Gallegos will teach
Argentine Tango classes — Paso del
enjoy a private, shaded patio the rest of the year.
Norte Tango Club hosts Argentine tango class-
youth and adults the world of flamenco with
Great local schools: Bond, Lincoln and Franklin.
es 8 to 9 p.m. Saturdays in December, at El
basic steps, palmas, rhythm, palos 10 to 11 Paso Dance Works! 6633 N. Mesa, Suite 310,
$950/month • Available early Feb. a.m. for ages 7-12; and 11 a.m. to noon for followed by a Milonga. All levels welcome; no
ages 13 to adult Saturday, Jan. 20 and 27, at partner needed. Lessons are free; milonga
El Paso Community College’s Transmountain admission $10. Information: 422-3338 or elpa-
or call (915) 328-4110 Campus Gym, 9570 Gateway North.
Admission is free; advance registration
required: 755-1414. Big Band Dance Club — The club spon-
sors dances 8 to 10 p.m. selected Thursdays or
UTEP Children’s Dance program — Fridays, at the Court Youth Center, 402 W.
UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance hosts Court, in Las Cruces. Cost: $8 members, $10
dance programs for 2018. Cost per session is others, $5 students. Dance lessons at 7 p.m.
$105 ($90 early bird) per student. Discounts Information: (575) 526-6504.
available. Information: 747-5146 or

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One of USA’s Top 100
grounds and picnic area open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Independent Pizzerias
daily for both foot traffic and vehicles; visitor’s
center hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays
through Saturday. Admission is free.
Information: 532-7273 or on Facebook at
— Pizza Today
Southwest Chapter of Railway & free. Information: 591-2326 or harveygirlselpa-
Locomotive Historical Society — The
“Tales, Tails and Tots” stories and visits with
society meets 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10,
El Paso Genealogical Society — The park mascot Chami are 11 to 11:30 a.m. for
at St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church, 11050 ages 3-6 the fourth Saturday of each month.
society meets 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at
Montwood (off Lee Trevino). Program is

St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere
“History of Toy Train Museum in Alamogordo, El Paso Mission Trail Visitor Center —
(off Airway). Program is “A Review of
New Mexico.” Train buffs welcome. Program El Paso Mission Trail Association’s center sup-
American new databases” pre-
and dinner cost: $10. Information: 540-9660. porting the three historic churches in the
Fine Beers & Wines
sented by Barbara McCarthy. Visitors encour-
Mission Valley — Ysleta Mission, Socorro
El Paso Archaeological Society — The aged to bring old photos for an interactive pro-
Mission and San Elizario Chapel — is at 6095
society’s monthly meeting is 2 p.m. Saturday, gram. Information: 591-2326.
Alameda (at Zaragoza). Hours are 10 a.m. to 3
Jan. 20, at El Paso Museum of Archaeology,
206 Cincinnati • 532-9483
El Paso Corral of the Westerners — p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Admission is
4301 Transmountain. Author and scholar free. Information 790-0661, 851-9997 or vis-
The monthly dinner program is 6 to 9 p.m.
Carlos Aceves speaks on the Xinachtli Project.
Friday, Jan. 19, at Country Inn and Suites, 900
Admission is free; the public is invited. Seating
865 N. Resler • 760-6000
Sunland Park Dr. Program is “New Mexico’s
is limited. Information: 449-9075 or Fort Bayard tours — Fort Bayard Historic
Other Notorious Lawman - Elfego Baca” pre-
Preservation Society host walking tours of the
The Xinachtli Project provides a method and
sented by Kenneth Smith. Cost: $20. RSVP
practice of teaching which incorporates the historic fort Saturday, Jan. 13 and 27, in
needed by Jan. 15: 759-9538.
1879 N. Zaragosa • 856-9111
knowledge of ancient Mesoamerican cultures December, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fort
into today’s classrooms. Old Fort Bliss — Building 5054, corner of Bayard National Historic Landmark is six miles

Fort Bayard Membership Dinner —

Pershing and Pleasanton Roads, Fort Bliss. The east of Silver City, N.M. off U.S. 180. at the
1910 Commanding Officer’s Quarter and NORTHEAST
11100 Sean Haggerty (at US 54)
Old West days of the “Soldiers of the Pass” are
Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society will museum (House 26). Tour takes about 90 min-
relived through replicas of the original adobe
host its annual Membership Dinner Saturday,
Jan. 20, at Silver City Woman’s Club, 411
fort buildings and military artifacts of the utes. Parade Ground will be open 9:15 a.m. to 821-7000
Magoffinsville Post, 1854 to 1868. Hours are 9 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6 and 20. Admission is
Silver Heights (on Hwy 180) in Silver City, free, but donations appreciated. Information,
a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; by
145 W. Sunset (at Doniphan)
N.M. Guest speaker author Doug Hocking will group tours: (575) 956-3294, (575) 574-8779,
appointment only Saturday. Admission is free.
present “Tom Jeffods: Friend of Cochise.” or (575) 388-4862.
Information: 568-4518 or 588-8482 or on
Social time begins at 6 p.m., dinner begins at 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Thur.
Facebook at Old Fort Bliss.
6:30 p.m. Tickets: $20. RSVP by Jan. 15: (575) Fort Selden State Monument — The 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
388-4477 or (575) 956-3294. Chamizal National Memorial — 800 S. monument, 1280 Fort Selden Road in Radium 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday
San Marcial. The National Park Service oper- Springs, 13 miles north of Las Cruces, is open
Harvey Girls of El Paso — The Harvey
“... definitely has the best pizza in town.”
ates the memorial on land once claimed by 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through
Girls of El Paso Texas meet 2 to 4 p.m. the
— Texas Monthly
Mexico as part of a decades-long dispute over Monday (closed Tuesday). Admission is $3;
Monday, Jan. 8, at Union Depot Passenger (ages 16 and under free). Sunday admission for
the international boundary. The visitor center
Station, 700 San Francisco. Program is “Fred New Mexico residents is $1. Information: (575)
has an exhibit on the history of the Chamizal
Harvey Collection at the Heard Museum“ by 526-8911 or
dispute, including a video presentation. Park
Pres Dehrkoop. Visitors welcome. Admission is

All phone numbers listed are in Juaréz. • ‘Como Quieras Perro Amame,’ a musical
comedy in which two disappointed lovers are
Hysteria Beer & Rock — Ignacio Mejía thrown together, is at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Monday,
127 y F. Villa. Advance tickets at Feb. 12. Tickets: 242 and 330 pesos (440 VIP).  • La Catrina Quartet performs at 7 p.m.
• Transmetal Death/Metal Fest with Resurrect, Thursday, Feb. 15. Tickets: 110, 216 and 324
Plague, Anesthesia, Nite Demons and MX pesos.
PunkMetal is 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13. • Gravity Falls, adventure/mystery show for
Tickets: children, is at 12:30 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb.
200 pesos in advance, 250 at the door. 18. Tickets: 165, 220 and 275 pesos.
• Nostra Morte performs at 8 p.m. Saturday,
Jan. 27, with guests Morganna and Devil Dogs. Centro de Convenciones Anita —
Tickets: 545 pesos. Waterfill zone. Information: 6821486 or
6820693. Tickets at
Centro Cultural Paso del Norte - Av. • Javier Rosas and his band, La Artilleria
Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, across from the Pesada, perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27.
Red Cross. Information: 1730300 (Facebook: The grupero singer survived an assassination
CCPasodelNorte). Advance show tickets at attempt in Sinaloa nearly two years that critical- ly injured him and killed a cousin and a driver.
• “Coco El Musical” children’s show is at 12:30 Tickets: 165 and 440 pesos (660 and 825 VIP)
and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21. Tickets: 165-275 • ‘Las Locuras del Tenorio’ is at 7 p.m.
pesos. Saturday, Feb. 10. Over one dozen comics
• “Masha y El Oso” live children’s show is perform in the new version of José Zorrilla’s
noon and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28. Tickets: 275- play. Tickets: 220, 550 and 770 pesos (990 and
385 pesos (495 VIP). 1,210 VIP).
• ‘Hijas de su madre’ comic play by Patricia • Cornelio Vega y si Dinastia perform at 8 p.m.
Reyes Spindola is at 7 and 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sunday, Feb. 18. Tickets: 165, 330, 440 pesos
Jan. 31, starring Susana Dosamantes, Spindola, (660 and 990 VIP).
Aylin Mujica, Lourde Munguia, Gina Varela and
Aida Pierce. Tickets: 275, 385 and 495 pesos. Tan Solo — Amigos de la Fundacion
• ‘¡A Vivir!,” one-man show featuring Odin Mascareñas’s Matices Culturales performance
Dupeyron is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7. series opens its 2018 season with with the fla-
Tickets: 385 and 495 pesos (605 VIP) menco show directed by Manuel Reyes at 8
• Singer and multi-talented musician Nicho p.m. Saturday, Jan 27, at Centro Cultural Paso
Hinojosa performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9. del Norte in Juarez. Ticket information: 544-
Tickets: 275-495 pesos (550 VIP). 5118, or on Facebook at

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Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino —
1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General Recreational sports
admission and parking are free. Simulcast racing
Mini Sports Basketball League — The
begins at 10 a.m. everyday. Information: (575)
City of El Paso Parks and Recreation
874-5200 or
Department registration runs through Jan. 6
Live racing is Friday, Saturday, Sunday and
for the next co-ed Mini Sports Basketball
Tuesday through April 17. Post time is 12:30
League for ages 3-7 offered at all city recre-
p.m. Nine races each day. • Friday, Feb. 2: Abilene Christian. 2 p.m. ation centers. Jan. 3-March 3. The program
Stakes races: Special Olympics Figure Skating — The • Sunday, Feb. 4: Northern Arizona. 10 a.m. teaches teamwork, skill development, under-
• Sunday, Jan. 7: Albert Dominguez Memorial 2018 figure skating competition begins at 10
Tejanos baseball — The Tejanos of El Paso standing sportsmanship while providing a safe
Handicap a.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Hospitals of
Community College plays home games at the and fun environment. Registration fee: $40 per
• Sunday, Jan. 14: The Shue Fly, Winsham Lad Providence Events Center, 4100 Paisano (at
Valle Verde Campus Baseball Field, off Hunter. child. Youth scholarships available. Information:
Handicap County Coliseum). Spectator admission is free.
Games begin at 11 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 212-0393 or
• Sunday, Jan. 21: Red Hedeman Mile, the Information: 533-8229 or on Facebook at
Admission is free. Information: 831-2275 or A coaches and parents meeting is planned for
Enchantress Stakes SOTX19. Jan. 10, at the recreation center where each
• Saturday, Jan. 27: KOFX-Radio Handicap
El Paso Rhinos - El Paso’s Junior League ice • Jan. 26-27: Scottsdale Community College player registered, with games played 9 a.m. to
• Sunday, Jan. 28: Riley Allison Derby, Doña
hockey team hosts the Dallas Snipers at 7 p.m. • Feb. 2-3: Pima Community College 2 p.m. Saturdays.
Ana County race, El Paso Times Stakes.
Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. Polar Plunge — The 7th annual “Freezin’ for
El Paso Golf Hall of Fame Dinner — 26-28, at Hospitals of Providence Events
Tejanas softball - The EPCC Tejanas host
Barton Community College at 1 p.m. Friday a Reason” cold weather swim benefiting Special
The gala dinner is 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano.
and Saturday, Feb. 2-3 at the Valle Verde Olympics Texas-El Paso Area 19, is 10 a.m.
at El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club Tickets: $30 balcony; $25 glass seats; $15 cen-
Softball Field. All games are doubleheaders. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Wyndham El Paso Airport,
Place. Ticket information and purchases: Rita ter line; $10 bluelines; $7 goal lines, $5 general
Admission is free. Information: 831-2275 or 2027 Airway. Registration begins at 9 a.m.
Aguilar Lacey, 781-2739. admission. Free admission to active military Softball office: 831-2367. Cost: $60 ($30 17 and younger). Information:
This year’s inductees are Cameron Doan, Rich with ID. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or 533-8229 or
Mayo and Jennifer Delgadillo. NMSU Men’s Basketball — Home games All money raised used to support year-round
El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s new Major are at the Pan American Center in Las Cruces. training and competitions for the more than
World Featherweight Championship —
Arena Soccer League team’s game are at the El Ticket information (575) 646-1447 or nmstate- 2,000 athletes in the Greater El Paso area.
El Paso’s Jennifer Han will defend her world
Paso County Coliseum. Individual tickets: $12
boxing title against Lizbeth Crespo at the cham- Disc Golf Ice Bowl — El Paso Disc Golf
general admission; $20 box seating; kids admit- • 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18: Seattle U
pionship boxing event at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Club will hold its 4th annual El Paso Ice Bowl,
ted free with purchase of adult ticket. • 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20: Utah Valley
Jan. 27, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. with tee off is 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at
Information: 229-1416, or • 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30: Northern NM
Tickets: $25-$100.(Ticketmaster). Lionel Forti Park, 1225 Giles. All levels of play-
on Facebook and Twitter. • 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3: UT Rio Grande
Luchas Frontera — Lucha Libre wrestling ers welcome. Proceeds go to El Pasoans
Home games: NMSU Women’s Basketball — Home
sets are 8 p.m. every Friday at El Paso County Fighting Hunger. Entry fee: $30 at elpasoans-
• 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12: Hermosillo Soles de games are at Pan Am Center in Las Cruces.
Coliseum Pavilion. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. (write “Ice Bowl” in memo
Sonora Ticket information: (575) 646-1447 or nmstate-
Come see the biggest names in wrestling as box). Information: Victor Villalobos (tourna-
• 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19: Turlock Express
Lucha Frontera from the NEW superstars. ment director)
• 7:35 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25: Monterrey • 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29: US Santa Barbara
Tickets: $12 ($5 kids) in advance; $15 ($7 kids) Player pack, event shirt and disc, for each
Flash • 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31: Western NM
at the door. Information: 850-4002 or emp- player registered by Feb. 1. Lunch and drinks
• 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3: Rio Grande Valley • 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6: Chicago State will be provided. Player meeting at 9 a.m.
Barracudas • 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11: Grand Canyon Tournament is 2 rounds of 18. Second round
• 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13: CSU Bakersfield will be an alternate course.
College sports • Noon Saturday, Jan. 27: UMKC The El Paso Disc Golf Club hosts mini-tourna-
ments on the first and third Saturday of each
UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners’
home games are at the Don Haskins Center. Bicycling month. All levels of play welcome; no entry fee.
Format may be singles or doubles depending
Games are 7 p.m., except as listed. Call or
check website for ticket prices. Information:
El Paso Puzzler — The 11th annual on number of players. January dates are Jan. 6
endurance mountain bike race is 8 a.m. Sunday, and 20. Location, other information: El Paso
747-5234 or
Jan. 14 at Bowen Ranch’s Round House, 2.6 Disc Golf on Facebook.
• Saturday, Dec. 30: Rice
miles north of US54 on Martin Luther King Jr.
• Thursday, Jan. 11: Florida Atlantic
Running events
(FM 3255). Mountain bike races of 13, 35 and
• Saturday, Jan. 13: FIU
50 miles offered. Hosted by the Border
• Thursday, Feb. 1: WKU
• Saturday, Feb. 3: Marshall
Mountain Bike Association. Registration: $70 Monahans Sandhills Resolution Run —
for 13- and, $75 for 35-mile race; $80 for 50- The 5K, 10K, 1-mile health walk and beginner
UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home mile race. Deadline is Jan. 10. Information: 433- run is 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Monahans
games are in the Don Haskins Center. Ticket 1752, or on Facebook at El Sandhills State Park, off of IH20 in Monahans,
information: 747-5234 or Paso Puzzler Mountain Bike Race. Texas. Closed course; no vehicle traffic.
• 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan 11: Charlotte Registration at Registration begins at 8 a.m. Registration: $25
• Noon Saturday, Jan. 13: Middle Tennessee Packet pick up is 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. ($20 age 12 and younger). Registration at
• 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18: Florida Atlantic, 7 13, and 7 to 7:30 a.m. on race day at the race
p.m. venue.
• Friday, Feb. 2: UAB, 7 p.m. YWCA Race Against Racism – The 9th
El Paso Bicycle Club — All rides are free annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day 10K and 5K
Miners Hockey Club — UTEP’s hockey and open to the public; helmets required. race and 1-mile family fun walk is 9 a.m.
team, 2016-17 Texas Collegiate Hockey Information: Ride Monday, Jan. 15, at the Mary Ann Dodson
Conference Champions, hosts home games at schedule at Camp, 4400 Boy Scout Lane. Information:
Hospitals of Providence Events Center, at El Repeat riders are encouraged to become a Chris Rowley, 478-5663; or YWCA, 533-2311.
Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. member of the club; dues are $18 a year or Cost: $20 ($25 race day); $15 military and stu-
Tickets: $7-$20. Information: 491-7879, $25 per family ($30/$40 for two years). Join at dents ($20 race day). Registration at raceadven-, or Packet pick up is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday,
• 11 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 9-10,
EP Cyclists — The bicycle group offers rides
Jan. 13, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa.
for all levels. Weekend rides offer options of
University of Texas Race day registration and packet pick up is 7:30
various paces and distances. Starting times and
• 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. to 8:15 a.m. at the race site.
locations are posted at
20-21: Texas State Free pancake breakfast for all participants.
For more information: Manny Valadez, 861-
• 11 a.m. Friday and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. Non-racer tickets: $5 ($3 children under 12).
2311 or
2-3: East Texas Baptist University.
Ride Your Bicycle El Paso — Chuck’s Super Scholar Run — Clint ISD’s 8th annu-
UTEP Tennis — UTEP’s home tennis al 5K run and 1 mile walk and Health Fair is 8
Bicycle Repair, 2625 Missouri, hosts Tuesday
matches are at El Paso Tennis Club, 2510 N. a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Horizon Middle
night rides at 7 p.m. Lights and helmets
St. Vrain (in Arroyo Park). Admission is free. School, 400 N. Kenazo in Horizon City.
required. Information: 791-2006,
Information: 747-5347 or or Facebook.
• Saturday, Jan. 20: Western NM. Noon
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Sports Bataan Memorial Death March — The
29th annual marathon-length (26.2 miles)
Cont’d from Page 16
march is 7 a.m. Sunday, March 25, at White
Sands Missile Range. Registration is $110 indi- FRIDAYS
Registration by Jan 5: $20 per event ($25 on
viduals ($500 teams) Jan. 1-Feb. 11; $125
race day). Race day registration is 7:15 to 7:45
($600 teams) Feb. 12-March 4. Information: JAN 5, 12, 19 & 26
a.m. Registration at
(575) 678-4654, (575) 678-1134. Rregistration
Packet pick-up: noon to 6 p.m. Thursday,
Jan. 18, at Up and Running, 1475 George ‘Mighty Mujer’ Triathlon — The all-
Dieter, Suite O. female “sprint” and “super sprint” events ben-
JAN 6, 13, 20 & 27
efiting the Center Against Family Violence
Fort Bliss Half Marathon — The 13-mile
begin 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at
race is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Soto
Memorial Park Pool, 3251 Copper. Two dis-
Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 20751
tances offered this year: 300-yard swim/18- GRAND PRIZE
Constitution on East Fort Bliss. Cost: $35 half-
mile bike/3-mile run; or 300-yard swim/9.3-
marathon ($10 active duty soldiers).
mile bike/2-mile run. Cost for either distance:
Information: 744-5785 or 744-5794.
$90 through Jan. 31; $100 Feb. 1-March 31;
Family 5K is planned; pets may participate.
$110 April 1-21. Registration at
Half marathon advance entry fee is $10 active
duty for the half marathon, $35 for others. 5K
Winter sports
entry is $10 for all runners. Registration at OR $20,OOO CASH!
either Soto, Stout or Milam PFC or through Jan. 18. WinterFest — El Paso Live with the
Late registration and packet pick-up is 11 a.m. Hospitals of Providence and Providence
to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 20, 6 to 7 a.m. Children’s Hospital, hosts ice skating through
Jan. 21 at Soto PFC. Late fee is $10. Jan. 1 in Downtown’s Arts Festival Plaza and $1,000 CASH DRAWINGS
surrounding areas. Skating is $8 ($7 military; $5
Square Ledge Trail Runs — The 4.5, 9,
age 5 and younger); spectator admission is
6PM • 7PM • 8PM • 9PM • 11PM
13.5 and 19-mile trail runs are 8:10 a.m.
free; $1 skating discount for military. Tickets
Saturday, Jan. 27, at Don Haskins Recreation
online at Information: 534-
Center at High Ridge Park, 7400 High Ridge. EARN ENTRIES EVERY DAY
0600 or
Fees (by Jan 23) $25 4.5 and 9 mile; $30 13.5
Skating hours are noon-9 p.m. Tuesday and
and 19 miles. Fees (after Jan. 23) $30 4.5 and 9
Wednesday, noon-10 p.m. Thursday through
mile; $40 13.5 and 19 miles. Military and team
Friday, and noon to 1 a.m. New Year’s Eve,
discounts available. No race day registration.
through Dec. 31; and noon to 9 p.m.
Information: 581-9541. Registration: racead-
Monday, Jan. 1.
Super Bowl Sunday Run — The Las Public Ice Skating — Public skating is 7 to
10 p.m. Fridays, noon to 3 p.m. and 7 to 10
Cruces Running Club will host the 6th annual
p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at the Sierra
1-mile fun run, 5K and 5-mile race Sunday,
Providence Event Center next to the
Feb. 4, at Centennial High School, 1950
Coliseum, 4100 Paisano. Times may vary on
Sonoma Ranch Road. Entry fee is $25 (1-mile
days of hockey games. Admission: $10; $8 mili-
fun run is free for under age 12). Registration
tary (skate rental included). Spectator admis-
at 7:30 p.m.; fun run at 8:45 a.m. and 5-mile
sion is free. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or
and 5K at 9 a.m. Domino’s post-race party for
participants. Registration: $20 online through
Holidays on Ice skating begins daily through
Jan. 4; $25 Jan. 5-Feb. 2. Free for kids fun run.
early January, with themed nights, including
Register at
Skate with Santa sessions, special guests, give-
Cupid’s Chase 5K — The 5K run benefiting aways and more. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., AT THE PARK
Community Options is 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Schedule: elpaso-
10, at Old Mesilla Plaza, 2114 Calle de Santiago
in Mesilla. Information at
Loretto Academy Nun Run — The 5K
Ruidoso Winter Park — 1200 Ski Run
Road in Alto, N.M. Giant tubes, a kidz korral,
competitive run, and noncompetitive walk is 9 zip line and other activities. Hours are 9 a.m. JANUARY 13
a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Loretto Academy, or 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (8 p.m. designated nights).
1300 Hardaway. Part of More Than a Tickets: $25 ($20 age 8-17; $10 age 7 and
Marathon Series. Entry fee is $20 through Jan. younger). Extra fee for zip lines. Information:
3PM – 9PM
20, $30 after. Information: 566-8400 or (575) 336-7079 or
Ski Apache — Information: (575) 464-3600 SAMPLE PREMIUM TEQUILAS
Springfoot El Paso Marathon, Half or
Marathon and 5K — The annual races are Lifts are open from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
Sunday, Feb. 18. Information: elpaso- depending on weather conditions. All-day lift Registration (through Feb. 17) is tickets are $74 ($67 age 60-69; $65 age 13-17; $20 FOR 10 TICKETS
$110 for the Marathon, $75 for the Half $54 age 6-12; $63 military and $49 for military
Marathon; and $40 for the 5K; and 10 for a child; free for ages 70 and older and age 5 and
kids dash. Entry fees at the Race Expo the day younger. (Prices slightly higher on peak days). FREE ADMISSION • LIVE MUSIC
before the race go up $10. Call or check website or multiple-day or half-
The marathon route begins at 7 a.m. the day skiing prices.
Hospitals of Providence East Campus, 3280 Joe
Battle and ends at Southwest University Park.
Ski Cloudcroft — Two miles east of
Cloudcroft on U.S. 82. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Half marathon is 7 a.m., starting and finishing
Friday through Monday. Information, snow
at Southwest University Park.
conditions: (575) 682-2333,
The 5K is 7:15 a.m. and features a scenic
or on Facebook.
route around some of El Paso’s more historic
Lift tickets: $45 ($35 age 12 and younger for
buildings and runs by the historic Magoffin
full day; $35 ($25 age 12 and younger) for half
home, before heading back to the finish line.
day 1 to 4 p.m. Ski, and snowboard rentals
The Race Expo and packet pickup is 8 a.m. to
available, and beginner ski school packages
6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at El Paso
Convention and Performing Arts Center.
Tubing available for $20 per day; $18 half day I-10 to sunland park exit
(weekends only). Must be 21 or older to enter casino. Play Responsibly. 1-800-572-1142.

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Page 18 El Paso Scene January 2018
The goofy,
the bad
& the weird
El Paso Scene’s 11th annual
Gecko Awards honor 2018’s
strangest, dumbest and most
outrageous news items
By Lisa Kay Tate
Graphic design by Marcos Ochoa

ed to be within 1,000 feet of Downtown to a lawsuit threat by arena opponents.

Gecko of the Year: to qualify for state incentives.
• El Paso County Commissioners Court
• In June the chairman of the El Paso
County Historical Commission, Joseph
We’re No. 130!
The so-called arena approved a measure requiring open gov- Nebhan, quit after several demolition per-
Sorry, UTEP, you came close — but
s it an arena? A multipurpose center? ernment training for all members of El mits were issued for residential and com-
thanks to the “arena” debacle, you
No, it’s Super Gecko! Paso Historical Commission, because mercial buildings in Duranguito. He said
I This year’s Gecko of the Year is the
yearlong battle over the $180 million
they may have
violated the
the commission was more “about legali-
ties and politics than it is about history.”
didn’t win this one, either.
The UTEP Miners football team is
the 2017 runner-up for Gecko of the
complex proposed in the Duranguito area Texas Open • More troubles regarding the arena came
Meetings Act when a Travis County judge ordered a Year, finishing as the only FBS team
of Downtown El Paso. Officially known in the country without a win. This
as the “Multipurpose Performing Art and law by private- temporary restraining order on the City
ly voting of El Paso that halted the project. A hear- year’s season not only edged out the
Entertainment Center” as part of the
against the ing over the issue began in July. team’s 0-11
Quality of Life Bonds approved by city
arena being • In August, an Austin 201st Civil record in
voters in 2012, the project became a
built in Union District Court Judge ruled that the arena 1973 for the
major controversy after a site was select-
Plaza’s could be built, as long as it wasn’t as a worst season
ed in one of El Paso’s oldest neighbor-
‘Duranguito” “sports arena.” The city appealed the rul- in UTEP his-
hoods and plans called for it to be a
neighborhood. ing as being unclear. tory, but also
venue for a variety of sports events,
• Three months after historic property • In September, five properties in the earned con-
although no mention of sports was made
owner William “Billy” Abraham opposed Duranguito neighborhood had been dam- sensus All-
on the original ballot issue.
the building of the arena and applied for aged by demolition crews, resulting in American
Here are some of the past year’s high-
a historical marker for one of his build- protests from neighborhood residents and honors for
• Early in the year, many City Council ings in Union Plaza, he withdrew the activists. The Eighth Court of Appeals worst team in the country. CBS Sports
members felt misled concerning the application, and said he would stand ordered the city of El Paso to temporarily ranked UTEP 130 out of 130 teams in
information given to them regarding the “shoulder to shoulder with our city lead- stay all demolition. the NCAA Division I Football Bowl
project, or that they hadn’t received the ers” in support of the arena project. • By the end of the year, the city had Subdivision. The Miners also ranked
right information to make a decision. • By mid-year, the city sought a court spent nearly $2 million on legal services as the worst offense in the country,
This included whether the “arena” need- hearing to validate the arena, in response from three different law firms. scoring less than 12 points a game.
CBS Sports columnist Tom Fornelli
took UTEP’s distinction a step further
supporting politi- Escobar of lying, consisted of portions of a in his “Bottom 25 Playoff
Missing persons: El Paso voters
cians. speech spliced together to appear she was Championship,” predicting that UTEP
Another close runner-up was the El Paso would lose 21-15 to fellow
• When the League saying something she wasn’t.
area voter, who seems to have become a Conference USA sad sack Charlotte,
of Women hosted a • City Representatives Jim Tolbert and
dying breed. Only 8.3 percent of registered then “advance” to lose 34-18 to
forum for the eight Courtney Niland were in the news for fail-
voters turned out for the El Paso mayoral Kansas, using computer simulations
mayoral candidates, ing to produce text messages in response
election. After the election resulted in a based on the teams’ 2017 statistics.
asking them to to an open records request from the Texas
runoff between David Saucedo and Dee The Miner football season didn’t do
“grade” the current Public Information Act. Niland later
Margo, Democratic party leaders encour- much to help a ranking by WalletHub
City Council, six of resigned from Council, and Tolbert lost his
aged people not to vote for either because released last January ranking El Paso
the candidates gave them Fs and Ds. bid for reelection.
they had each “voted as a Republican” in as one of the worst large cities in the
• El Paso school board President Dori • Shortly after El Paso ISD hired Elizabeth
past elections. nation for football fans.
Fenenbock may have violated state law Saenz as a deputy superintendent, it was
El Paso area’s voter turnout is often the UTEP sports fans did not get much
and district policy by bringing up her reported she had been under scrutiny with
lowest in the state, which was emphasized relief as the basketball season got
potential run for congress at the end of West Oro ISD near Corpus Christi for
when a mayoral runoff in Socorro between under way. The team opened with one
school board meetings, asking for phone financial mismanagement and poor atten-
Elia Garcia and Ivy Avalos drew only win and five losses and then head
numbers and setting up lunch meetings. dance. So much so, the district had consid-
about 2 percent of voters. coach Tim Floyd announced his resig-
• Fenenbock’s social media video against ered terminating her contract.
Of course, there were plenty of reasons nation.
Veronica Escobar had to be pulled from
that voters might be discouraged about
Facebook, because the ad, accusing Please see Page 20

January 2018 El Paso Scene Page 19

Geckos mind and saying he fell victim to a “power debit card. The former employee of the Meanwhile, an El Paso print shop sold
play.” county clerk’s office is a finance major in shirts defining the world “trump” as
Cont’d from Page 19
• A candidate for El Paso County Clerk college. “estúpido, p*ndejo, c*brón.”
bounced a check for the filing fee and was And around the region …
• Former city rep. Tolbert, who filed an disqualified from the Democratic Party pri- • Carlsbad City 10 likes; 1 dislike
ethics complaint against City Manager mary. Richard Gonzalez explained that he Councilman J.R. El Paso County Judge Bonnie Rangel
Tommy Gonzalez two years ago, wrote a had put a hold on his account due to a lost Doporto issued an was a short-lived internet sensation when a
column in the El Paso Times changing his apology after he went 2015 demo tape pitching for her own
on a Facebook tirade “Judge Bonnie’s Family Court” reality
stating women had show resurfaced on YouTube. The clip
the right, among oth- began with Rangel crawling on a desert
ers, “to get slapped.” highway after a car accident, a “near death
• Roman Jimenez resigned as chair of the experience” that inspired her to start her
Doña Ana GOP due to poorly timed con- own “Judge Judy” show.
troversial statements he made on Facebook
stating “violent, leftist protesters” are “get- ‘Sons of Anarchy’ in courtroom
ting exactly what thy asked for” shortly
after the riots in Charlottesville. An argument over funds raised for a
child with cancer resulted in a fight
Many people may not have read about between two rival motorcycle gangs, the
many of these incidents, as the El Paso Banditos and Los Traviesos. That led to
Times announced its shifting focus to the various assault and organized criminal
“digital landscape” by shrinking its print activity charges, but the trial ended in a
edition. Part of what was left included mistrial.
packaged pages from USA Today.
Meanwhile it increased its subscription ‘Most unsuccessful attempts at
rates. Without further ado, collected from breaking a record’
the shrinking Times and other news After El Paso High School’s attempt the
sources, here’s more of the weirder and previous year to break the Guinness World
wild El Paso, southern New Mexico or Record for largest school reunion fell
Juarez area news fit to print in 2017. short, Bowie High School’s record attempt
this past fall was canceled due to lack of
Better call Saul! participation.
A former Las Cruces teacher was convict-
ed of manufacturing meth in his home. Captain A-meth-ica
When being compared to Breaking Bad A drug-sniffing dog, while doing a sweep
character, Walter White, he said “just of a central bus station in Juarez, found a
because I taught intro to chemistry to a pound of crystal methamphetamine stashed
bunch of ninth-graders doesn’t mean I ran inside a plush toy of Captain America.
a full-blown meth lab.”
He said he only Better than a telenovela
tried to cook meth
Federal immigration agents were under
about “five or six”
fire for arresting an undocumented trans-
times as an “intel-
gender woman at El Paso County
lectual experience,”
Courthouse who had just received a pro-
and to feed his own
tective order that alleged she was a victim
addiction, not to
of domestic violence. The agents received
sell any of it.
the tip from her alleged abuser.
The agents later admitted in an amended
document they had gone to a hearing in the
The Rio Grande isn’t that grand
When the New York Times reported the courthouse to detain her. The woman had
closing of the Juárez newspaper Norte, been deported six previous times.
they wrote the border city was “10 miles She eventually was convicted of fraud
south of El Paso.” and theft charges. She was allowed a daily
estrogen treatment while awaiting her trial.
Watch out for that wall!
President Donald Trump made local news The ever-flowing Brooks
when talking about his proposed Border Country star Garth Brooks smashed ticket
Wall, saying it has to be transparent in records after his Las Cruces concert sold
places because a “60-pound bag of heroin” out in under an hour. The sales continued
might fly over it and hit a passerby on the to be so successful; four more concerts
head. were added by that afternoon.
Getting taught a lesson Who’s the shameful one?
A 38-year-old Pebble Hills High School A Muslim woman was arrested after kid-
teacher was arrested for an improper rela- napping another woman whose lifestyle,
tionship with a student, after he and a she claimed, “brought shame to the
female student were caught “making out” Muslim community.”
in the back seat of a parked car.
Vacation had lasting effect
He’s history, already? An administrative judge recommended
After moving his family from Minnesota leniency for a YISD teacher, who tested
for the job, El Paso Museum of History positive for marijuana, because the teacher
Director David Grabitske abruptly resigned was believed to have consumed it in
from the position after a six-month tenure. Colorado, where the drug is legal.
Political ‘art’? The 2018 “Ewww” award
When five NMSU art students were A man robbed a beauty shop in east El
instructed to use clay in a nontraditional Paso by using a syringe filled with blood
way for a ceramics class, they created a as a weapon.
sculpture of President Trump, replacing his
hair with golden “excrement.” Please see Page 21

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Geckos They almost stopped believing
Cont’d from Page 20 Classic rock band Journey did not take
the Don Haskins Center stage until after a
Hashtag Not Ashley 2 ½ hour delay. Meanwhile, UTEP Special
The choice of political activist and Events said they were lucky to get them to
actress Ashley Judd as keynote speaker for El Paso at all because they had to find a
the YMCA Women’s Luncheon, coming plane to fly them here from Tucson after
after her controversial performance of the the band’s plane had mechanical trouble.
poem “Nasty Woman” at the Women’s
March, evoked a mixed response by El Best left to the imagination
Pasoans. Judd cancelled the El Paso A man allegedly assaulted an east El Paso
appearance. 7-11 clerk in “an obscene manner” after
robbing the store, although it wasn’t dis-
Not what they ordered, at all closed exactly what that entailed.
When two women accidentally honked
their horn in a McDonald’s drive-thru on Oops! Part I
Yarbrough, the man and woman in the car After drive-by shooters unloaded eight to
in front of them exited their vehicle and 10 rounds into an East El Paso home,
robbed the two women at gunpoint. which El Paso police later determined was
not the house they intended. The residents
Duking it out over the Duke had no connection to any illegal activity.
Lucchese got into a legal battle with John
Wayne Enterprises, which alleged that the The cube is out there
El Paso bootmakers misappropriated the News venues worldwide reported a “ter-
name and image of the late actor by using rifying” black cube seen just a few miles
his likeness to sell their product. from White Sands Missile Range. One
eyewitness said the cube emerged from
Expensive leg room what appeared to be a “black hole type
In a 14-month period, El Paso ISD portal.” The head Texas investigator for
Superintendent Juan Cabrera was away the Mutual UFO Network said the cube
from the district more than 100 days and was more Photoshop than an actual phe-
spent close to $78,000, including first- nomenon. “If you blow the thing up, you
class flights he said were necessary can see too many pixels,” he said.
because of a disability he said that “Someone is playing a practical joke.”
required his leg to be elevated.
A later internal audit of his district found Oops! Part II
one conference he attended had no educa- While attempting to shoot an aggressive
tional connection, forcing him to repay the dog, El Paso police accidentally shot an
district $319. animal control officer in the ankle.

Pass the assault, please High ratings for low ratings

Three men were trying to stop another DK Eyewitness Travel gave Las Cruces
man from assaulting a woman, but both an unusual compliment, naming it the 10th
the man they were fighting with and the most underrated city in the U.S.
woman who was the supposed victim got
into a car then tried to chase down the Giving out sleazy A’s
three men. The car crashed into the side of A Gadsden High School social studies
a Northeast El Paso apartment, and both teacher was put on leave after an investi-
the male driver and woman passenger gation, sparked by a student complaint,
were charged with assault. revealed he had been receiving massages
and back rubs in exchange for A’s.
You dirty thieves!
The New Mexico Land Office got into a The story was all wet
legal battle with Hudspeth County, Texas, A fictitious press release, using a fake
after it was discovered that road crews City of El Paso letterhead, claimed an 18-
from the county just east of El Paso were year-old had tested positive for an amoeba
sneaking into New Mexico, stealing dirt, that could cause a deadly brain infection
sand and gravel from a parcel of state trust after visiting a local waterpark. The
land. Department of Public Health quickly
debunked the claim.
La Chupa-coyote
A “chupacabra” sighting in the Kern Oops! Part III
Place neighborhood, which included photo El Paso police
evidence, sent to local news sources, chased down a man
turned out to be a coyote with mange. in a stolen vehicle,
who later ran away
A bridge too far from them on foot,
After years discussing the need for a only to return to the
bridge to ease commercial traffic at border scene later to steal
crossings in El Paso, the $133 million an unmarked police car.
Tornillo-Marcelino Serna Port of Entry in
far east El Paso closed its designated com- ‘Yes, I want fries with that!’
mercial traffic lane due to lack of demand. A fight between an employee and a cus-
tomer at an El Paso McDonald’s went
Gimme a J! A! I! L!! viral, showing the man enter the restaurant
A Riverside High School cheerleader was with a large dog, swipe a cookie display
arrested for making a false police report, off the counter and verbally threaten the
after allegedly claiming a burglar had employee. He then removed his shirt,
stolen her cheerleader uniforms from her jumped over the counter and struck the
home. It turns out she made up the employee. He had told the employees he
charges, because she didn’t want to return was waiting for his fries for two hours.
the uniforms to the school.
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Christmas Tree Recycling — The City of White Sands National Monument —
El Paso Environmental Services’ Citizen The glistening gypsum dunes are about 15 miles
Collections Sites will accept Christmas trees southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70.
through mid-January. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 Visitor Center hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Trees must be through Dec. 31, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Jan.
free of decorative items. Information: 212-6000 2. Park hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through
or Dec. 31. Entrance fee: $5 age 16 and older.
Locations: Houseplant Appreciation Day — 10 a.m. “Meet the Keeper” talks are 10:30 to 3:15 Free for children. Information: (575) 479-6124,
• Westside/Upper Valley, 121 Atlantic to noon Saturday, Jan. 13, in the museum p.m. at various locations throughout the zoo. ext. 236 or (575) 679-2599, ext. 232; or go to
• Central, 2492 Harrison courtyard, 411-501 N. Main, Las Cruces. Learn “African Star” Train ride tickets are $2 plus
• Northeast, 4501 Hondo Pass (entrance off about houseplant care. Starter plants and tax ($1.50 for children and society members). Sunset strolls are offered daily one hour
Stahala) unique upcycled planters will be provided so Asian Elephant Training Encounters scheduled before sunset: 4 p.m. through Jan. 5.
• Eastside, 1034 Pendale visitors can take home a new plant for the at noon daily. “Skins and Skulls” mammal identification talks
Residents are encouraged to recycle card- home. Admission is free. are 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Franklin Mountains State Park — Most
board gift boxes, wrapping paper and cards. The courtyard is next to the Las Cruces Ranger-guided Lake Lucero Tour is usually
hiking and mountain-biking trails begin in the
Museum of Art, Museum of Nature and Science offered on the last weekend of the month, to
Wyler Aerial Tramway — 1700 McKinley. Tom Mays area, off Transmountain Drive on
and Branigan Cultural Center, and is also near learn about the formation of the sands and the
Information: 562-9899 or 566-6622. the west side of the park (east of I-10).
the Las Cruces Railroad Museum. Information: special plants and animals that live in and
Hikes begin at the Directisimo trail head. Wear Entry fee is $5 per person, free for age 12 and or (575) 541-2154. around the dunes. The last tour of 2017 is 10
sturdy shoes, weather appropriate clothing, under (with family). Correct cash or check
FMWC and FRB dinner — Franklin only. Group rates available. Hours are 8 a.m. to a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30. Program fee is $8 ($4
hats and sunscreen; bring walking stick.
Mountains Wilderness Coalition and Friends of 5 p.m. daily. Information: 566-6441 or on age 15 and younger). Check website or call for
Strenuous hike, 1,000 feet elevation gain.
the Rio Bosque host their annual joint meeting Facebook at FranklinMountainsSP. Web: January tour; reservations required, available
• First Day hike is 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 1.
and dinner at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at El one month prior to tour.
• Women-Only Hike is 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 7.
• Last Sunday hike is 8 a.m. Jan. 28. Paso Club, 18th floor, Chase Tower, 201 E. Call or check website for guided hikes and Carlsbad Caverns National Park — The
“Pocket-Share Survival: The Many Uses of a Main, with cash bar, dinner, speaker and meet- bike rides are for a $5 additional fee (free for park is about 160 miles east of El Paso, off the
Bandana” demonstrations are every 20 minutes ing. The public is invited; advance reservations age 12 and younger). Carlsbad Highway (U.S. 62-180). Information:
1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. required. Reservations: $25 by Jan. 12 to Pat (575) 785-2232 or
Rio Bosque Wetlands Park — UTEP’s
White, Treasurer, FMWC, 10525 Texwood, Winter hours: Visitor Center open 8 a.m. to 5
Dino Tracks Tour — Insights Science Center for Environmental Resource
79925. Information: Scott Cutler, 494-2193. p.m. daily; tours available 8:30 a.m. to 3:30
Center host its monthly Dino Tracks tour 1 to Management offers free guided walking tours
El Paso Zoo — 4001 E. Paisano. Zoo and other activities at Rio Bosque Wetlands p.m. Last entry into cave via natural entrance is
3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, at Mt. Cristo Rey in
Entrance hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Park, 10176 Socorro Rd. in El Paso’s Mission 2 p.m. with last entry into cave via elevator
Sunland Park, open to the general public. The
Zoo admission is $12 for ages 13 to 59; $9 for Valley. Tours last about two hours. 3:30 p.m. (be in line to exit cave by 4:30 p.m.).
tour covers topics such as “Dinosaur &
ages 60 and older and active duty military Information: 747-8663 or Plan 3-1/2 hours for a walk-in tour and 1-1/2
Crocodilian Trace-fossils,” “Volcanism,” “Plate
(including spouse) with ID; $7.50 ages 3 to 12; • Bird tour is 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13. hours for Big Room tour of the Caverns. Cost
Tectonics,” “Sedimentation & Metamorphic
and free for ages 2 and under. Zoo members • Introductory tour is 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21. is $10 (free or ages 15 and younger). The
Processes” and more. Cost: $15 per person.
admitted free. Information: 212-0966 or elpa- • Community workday is 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. park’s audio self-guided tour is $3 extra (also
Information: 534-0000 or 20. available in Spanish).
The “Wings of the World” Bird Show is 12:30 • Bird survey is 7 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30. Other guided tours are available; call or check
The 3-mile hiking tour promotes learning in
p.m. weekdays and 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. week- Meeting place is a bridge crossing Riverside website for details.
the STEAM fields: Science, Technology,
Engineering, Arts, and Math. ends at the new Wildlife Amphitheater. Canal. Take Americas Ave. (Loop 375) to Pan Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State
American Drive, turn left and travel 1.5 miles. Park — 1504 Miehls Drive N., Carlsbad, N.M.
Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso Admission: $5 ($3 ages 7-12; free for 6 and
Desert Botanical Garden — 4200 under). Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (last entry
Doniphan (across from Frontera). Hours are 10 at 3:30 p.m.). Information: (575) 887-5516.
a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. First Day Hike through the zoo is 9 a.m. to
Admission: $3 (free for members). Information: noon Monday, Jan. 1.
584-0563, or elpa- Maggie the Bear’s Birthday Party is 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, with face-painting, sto-
rytelling, crafts and a piece of birthday cake.
Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Maggie opens her edible gift at 3:30 p.m.
Site — Ranch Road 2775 off U.S. 62/180 A Sweetheart Serenade is 2 to 3 p.m.
(Montana Ave.). The site is famed for many Saturday, Feb. 3, featuring Cavernaires
Native American rock paintings and unique Barbershop Chorus.
geology. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday
through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday New Mexico State Parks — Day-use fee
through Sunday. Admission: $7 (free for chil- is $5 when visiting any state park. All programs
dren 12 and younger). Admission including are free with park entrance, unless otherwise
tours or hikes is $9 (13 and over); $2 (ages 5- listed. Information: (575) 744-5998 or
12). Information: 857-1135, ext. 0, or texas- • Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Information:
Reservations are recommended for the self- (575) 744-5923.
guided area and for camping: (512) 389-8911. First Day Hike is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday,
North Mountain is available for self-guided day Jan. 1.
use, for up to 70 people at a time; reservations • Oliver Lee State Park, Highway 54 south of
recommended. There is an annual orientation Alamogordo at the Dog Canyon turnoff.
program for visitors. Guided access is offered Information: (575) 437-8284.
to the rest of the site. Picnicking allowed at ten • Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. 5000 Calle
tables closest to headquarters. Wood and char- del Norte in Mesilla. Information: (575) 523-
coal fires are not permitted. Bicycles permitted 4398. Audubon Bird Walks are 7:15 a.m.
only on designated paved areas. Pets allowed Saturdays, led by park volunteers. Ranger-led
only in camping or picnic areas. Call for reser- Nature Hikes are 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Fitness in
vations and other information: 857-1135. Nature walks with the Second Chance Walker
Program are 8:30 a.m. every Saturday begin-
Guadalupe Mountains National Park ning at the Visitor Center.
— 110 miles east of El Paso on the way to • Leasburg Dam — 12712 State Park Road in
Carlsbad, the 86,416-acre park includes the Radium Springs, two miles off Interstate 25 at
highest point in Texas: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749 Exit 19. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for day use.
feet. Entry fee: $5 for ages 16 and older, good Information: (575) 524–4068.
for one week and all trails. Pine Springs Visitor A First Day Hike is 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Center hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Monday, Jan. 1.
Camping is $8 per site per night. Information:
(915) 828-3251 or
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Nature about 10 miles east of Las Cruces. October
through March the entrance gate is open 8
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a.m. until 5 p.m. Admission is $3 per vehicle.
No pets allowed (except for assistance ani-
A “ Geology, Geography and Geothermal”
mals). Information: (575) 522-1219.
hikes are 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan.
6 and 20, and Wednesday, Jan. 10 and 24. Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park —
• Percha Dam State Park, 60 miles north of The park, part of Asombro Institute for Science
Las Cruces on Interstate 25. Information: (575) Education, is northeast of Las Cruces, off Centennial Museum — University at Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m.
Wiggins, UTEP. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 Monday Sunday. Visitors can begin their tour at the
743-3942. National Bird Day Tour is 7:30 to Jornada Road. Park hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
through Saturday. Admission is free. Visitor Center across the street (1117
9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6. Tuesday through Saturday. Information: (575)
Information: 747-6667 or Magoffin); closed Sunday. Tours on the hour;
• City of Rocks State Park, off Hwy 61 in 524-3334 or
Permanent exhibits on the third floor focus on last tour at 4 p.m. Spanish language tours
Faywood, N.M., about 130 miles west of El
Paso. Information: (575) 536-2800. A First Day
Area hiking websites — A variety of the history of the Chihuahuan Desert. The offered Thursday through Saturday; call for
organizations in the El Paso/Las Cruces area Chihuahuan Desert Gardens on the museum availability. Cost: $7 ($6 seniors 65 and older;
Hike is 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Jan. 1.
offers hiking opportunities. grounds have more than 800 species of plants $4 ages 6-18; free ages 5 and younger). Family
Gila Cliff Dwellings National • offers a variety of groups for all native to the region. and group rates available. Admission is free to
Monument — 44 miles north of Silver City activities, including the El Paso hiking meetup The Lhakhang Cultural Exhibit is open to the Visitor Center. Information: 533-5147, visit-
on NM Highway 15. Entrance fee: $5 per per- club ( and the Las public for viewing 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every or Facebook.
son; $10 per family. Information: (575) 536- Cruces hiking meetup club ( Wednesday, and 1 to 4:30 p.m. the first Sunday • Hands-on Fencing Demonstration with the
9461 or da-hikers) of the month. A museum representative will be Salle de Long Fencing School is 9 a.m. to noon,
The trail to the cliff dwellings is open from 9 • Celebrations of Our Mountains offers a cal- on hand to answer questions. Saturday, Jan. 20.
a.m. to 4 p.m. year-round. Everyone must be endar of hiking and related events at celebra- • Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club is 2-3
off the trail by 5 p.m. Visitor center is open 8 El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20.
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed New Year’s Day. • Elpasonaturally is a blog that includes infor- Center — 715 N. Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m. • Chile Rellenos Cooking Class is 10 a.m. to
mation on hikes and other nature activites to 5 p.m. weekdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon, Saturday, Jan. 27.
Alameda Park Zoo — Alameda Park, 1321 Information: Sunday. Admission is free unless listed other-
North White Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70),
• The El Paso chapter of the Sierra Club posts wise; donations welcome. Information: 351- National Border Patrol Museum and
Alamogordo. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
its hikes at 0048 or Memorial Library — 4315 Transmountain
Admission: $2.50 ($1.50 ages 3-11 and 60 and The museum and the El Paso Jewish Drive. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
older; free for ages 2 and younger). Community Tool Sheds — Keep El Paso Federation film series hosts a screening of “The through Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday and
Information: (575) 439-4290. Beautiful offers community tool sheds available People vs. Fritz Bauer” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. major holidays. Admission is free. Information:
at area fire stations. The sheds are stocked 28, at Alamo Drafthouse, 250 Montecillo. 759-6060 or
Aguirre Spring Campground — The with push brooms, shovels, rakes, a gas weed Tickets: $10 ($6 seniors, students and military).
Organ Mountain recreational area, run by the San Elizario Veterans Museum and
eater, gloves and trash bags for use for cleanup Information: Brenda Ehrlich, 203-3334.
federal Bureau of Land Management, is off U.S.
or beautification projects. The items may be
Memorial Walk — 1501-B Main Street in
70 about 15 miles east of Las Cruces. Day-use
borrowed for no charge to the public for com- El Paso Museum of Archaeology — San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
fee is $3 per vehicle. Information, group reser- 4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
munity cleanup projects. Information: 546-
vations: (575) 525-4300. (west of U.S. 54). Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission
6742. Tool sheds are at 5315 Threadgill, 3801
Tuesday through Saturday. Tours are 10:30 to is free. Information: Ann Lara, 345-3741 or Ray
Dripping Springs Natural Area — The Fort Blvd., 6500 N. Mesa, 7901 San Jose,
2 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays, Mondays Borrego, 383-8529.
recreational area is at the base of the Organ 11977 Pellicano, 1801 Montana, 6300 Delta
and city holidays. Admission is free.
Mountains at the end of Dripping Springs Road, and 10834 Ivanhoe. Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305
Information: 755-4332 or
Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta
Mission. The center features a museum on the
Showing through Feb. 24:
Tigua tribe, offering a glimpse of five centuries
• “Pensamientos: Visions on Canvas,” showcas-
of Pueblo history and tradition. Hours are 10
es the art of Maria Ibarra, representing scenes
a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
from Rarámuri daily life in the Sierra Madre
Free children’s activities daily. Admission is
Mountains of southwestern Chihuahua, Mexico.
free. Information: 859-7700, ysletadelsur-
Ibarra will present a free talk on the exhibit at
2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13.
Ibarra (as Socorro Linden) will host a one- War Eagles Air Museum — 8012 Airport
stroke painting class 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Road, Doña Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa.
Jan. 27, for ages 16 and older. Advance regis- Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
tration required. Cost: $55 ($45 museum Sunday. Admission: $5; $4 senior citizens and
members). military; free for children under 12.
• “Railroad Era Pottery: The Tourist Trade Information: (575) 589-2000 or war-eagles-air-
Comes to Isleta Pueblo,” from the collection of
Albert Alvidrez.
Las Cruces area
El Paso Museum of History — 510 N.
Santa Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday Branigan Cultural Center — Branigan
through Saturday (open until 9 p.m. Building, 501 N. Main, (Downtown Mall) Las
Thursdays), and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Cruces. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mondays and city holidays. Museum admission Tuesday through Friday (until 8 p.m.
is free. Information: 212-0320 or Thursday); 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Information: (575) 541-2154, las-
A Family Days “Irish of El Paso” event is 1 to or on Facebook.
3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6. • Showing through Jan. 6: “Trotando Pasos
A Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon is 12:30 to 4 p.m. Ajenos: Social Justice Inequalities in the Region.”
Sunday, Jan. 14. Participants should bring their • Showing through Jan. 13: “Native Voices:
own tablet or laptop. Native People’s Concepts of Health and
A free demonstration of basket weaving is Illness.”
6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25. • Showing through March 10: “MakeShift” by
Showing through Feb. 18: “First Steps: A Lxs Dos, consisting of Ramon and Christian
Commemoration of St. Patrick Cathedral and Cardena. The husband and wife artists’ works
Cathedral High School.” are ethnographic in nature, illustrating the bor-
der region through a series of photographs,
Los Portales Museum and Visitor paintings, posters, and an installation.
Center — 1521 San Elizario Road. Hours are Houseplant Appreciation Day is 10 a.m. to
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday,
noon Saturday, Jan. 13, in the museum court-
noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
yard. Learn about houseplant care and take
Information: 851-1682.
home a new plant for the home.
Magoffin Home State Historic Site —
1120 Magoffin. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please see Page 24

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Museum (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Admission:
$7 ($5 for seniors, military; $2 children 6-16;
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free for children 5 and younger and museum
members). Information: (575) 378-4142, hub-
Las Cruces Museum of Nature and or on Facebook.
Science — 411 N. Main in the Las Cruces
Downtown Mall. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 New Mexico Museum of Space
p.m. Tuesday through Friday (until 8 p.m. History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. The
Thursday); 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. museum features the International Space Hall
Closed Sunday and Monday. Information: (575) of Fame and the Tombaugh IMAX Dome
522-3120 or Theater and Planetarium.
Saturday Family Science features “Ice Core Space center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Excavations” 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Admission: $6 ($5 for seniors and military, $4
Saturday, Jan. 6. Participants will act as clima- ages 4-12, children 3 and younger free). Call
tologists and investigate the secrets of the ice for school tours and group ticket arrange-
through hands on experiments. ments. Information: (877) 333-6589, (575) 437-
Houseplant Appreciation Day is 10 a.m. to 2840 or
noon Saturday, Jan. 13. A “Warehouse 1402: Holidays in Space” tour
is 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30.
Las Cruces Railroad Museum —351 N. The Launch Pad Lecture Series is 9 to 11 a.m.
Mesilla (at Las Cruces avenue west of the the first Friday of each month. The Jan 5 lec-
Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 ture is “Explorer 1 and Earth’s Invisible Shield”
p.m. Tuesday through Friday (until 8 p.m. with Museum Education Director Dave
Thursday); 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 Dooling. Admission is free; coffee and donuts
to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble. provided.
Admission is free. Information: (575) 647-4480 The New Horizons Theater is closed Jan. 2-
or March 9 for renovations.
NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum Sacramento Mountains Historical
— 4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. Hours Museum — 1000 U.S. 82, across from the
are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Chamber of Commerce in Cloudcroft, N.M.
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for Winter hours (weather permitting): 10 a.m. to
adults, $4 seniors 60 and older; $3 children age 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission: $5 ($3
4-17; free for museum members, veterans and ages 6 to 12); $1 military discount with valid
children age 3 and under. Information: (575) ID. Group rates and tours available with prior
522-4100 or notice. Information: (575) 682-2932 or cloud-
Showing through Sept. 16: “NM Farm &
Livestock Bureau: 100 Years Strong.” Dalene
Hodnett, director of communications for the Silver City Museum — 312 W. Broadway,
NM Farm & Livestock Bureau, will speak at 7 Silver City, in the historic H.B. Ailman House.
p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through
Showing Jan. 12-July 8 in the Legacy Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
Gallery: “Form & Function: Objects with Flair” Sunday. Open until 7 p.m. the first Friday of
featuring more than 40 objects that combine the month. Museum closed Jan. 1-12 for exhibit
usefulness and beauty, including Navajo rugs, change. Admission: $3 suggested donation.
Apache and Pima baskets, vases, pots and Information: (575) 538-5921, 1-877-777-7947
bowls, saddles, guns and furniture. (out of town), or
An Antique Treasures Show is noon to 4 p.m. Showing Jan. 12 through May: “Flamenco:
Sunday, Jan. 21. Visitors are encouraged to From Spain to New Mexico.” The exhibit
bring their antiques and heirlooms to learn traces flamenco to its arrival in the United
more about them and how to preserve them. States and its rise as an international art form
Independent appraisers will be on hand, as well now enjoyed by millions. It includes costumes
as antique vendors. The public is invited to play (historic and contemporary), musical instru-
“Stump the Curator” with unusual objects they ments, costume and set design sketches, play-
bring with them. bills, sheet music, posters, and more. Opening
Showing through April 1 in the museum reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12.
corridor: “Connie Garcia: A Lifetime of Art,” An exclusive “Evening in Spain” dinner is 5:30
showcasing works by the Las Cruces artist. p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24 at Café 1zero6, 106
Meet the Producer exhibit in the Horse & N. Texas. Tickets: $150; available at the muse-
Cattle Barn currently features Jones Debouillet um store. Call for details.
Sheep, a breed developed in New Mexico. A Territorial Charter Day celebration is
Bean Mosaic Owls crafts for kids class is 10 planned for Saturday, Feb. 17.
a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, in honor of the
Toy Train Depot — Alameda Park, 1991
Museum’s mascot, “Hoot the Owl.”
N. White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo. An actual
train depot built in 1898, the building now
Also houses a gift shop and model shop. Hours are
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum — 301 noon to 4:40 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
S. Silver, Deming, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 Admission: $4. Information: (575) 437-2855.
p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is The 1/5 scale train track offers rides around
free. Information: (575) 546-2382, 1-800-848- Alameda Park 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday
4955 or through Sunday. Cost: $4.

Geronimo Springs Museum — 211 Main Tularosa Basin Historical Society

in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Hours are 9 Museum — 1301 White Sands Blvd. (U.S.
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon 54/70). Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday
to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 ($2.50 stu- through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
dents 6 to 18; free for ages 5 and younger). Admission is free. Information: (575) 436-4438.
Family rates: $15. Information: (575) 894-6600 WNMU Museum — 1000 West College
or Ave., Silver City, N.M. (575) 538-6386. The
Hubbard Museum of the American museum features pottery, rugs and other arti-
West — 841 U.S. Hwy 70 West, next to facts of Southwestern Cultures. Hours: 9 a.m.
Ruidoso Downs (N.M.) Race Track. Hours are to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday Friday; 1 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday; and 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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Kress expert to revamp
nativity story was told 500 ago. “We have story of one man whose pursuit of justice

Art Museum collection

some beautiful nativity scenes, which leads to the capture of the infamous Adolf
relate to a small Franciscan devotional Eichmann, the Nazi criminal responsible

called the ‘Meditations on the Life of for the deportation and ultimately the mur-
Christ,’ the first illustrated, printed book in der of hundreds of thousands of Jewish
Italy. It was a bestseller at the time,” she men, women, and children in Auschwitz.
explained. Tickets are $10 ($6 for seniors, students
n September 2017, the El Paso The second, “Mystics, Martyrs and and military). To purchase tickets, send a
Museum of Art welcomed Elizabeth Almsgivers, Celebrating Lent Through the check to the Jewish Federation, 7110 N.
Dwyer as the Kress Interpretive Centuries”, which focuses on the peniten- Mesa, El Paso, TX 79912. To purchase by
Fellow, a position in which she will share tial season of Lent, will open Feb. 1. credit card, contact Brenda Ehrlich at 203-
her expertise for 10 months on behalf of Those interested in learning more about 3334.
the museum’s Kress Collection. the Kress Collection can go to the
The collection consists of works donated Foundation website, www.kressfounda- Tom Lea at Marcus Gallery
to the museum in 1961 from the Kress and select the heading “Browse
Foundation, which distributed about 3,100 the collection,” where you will find an Hal Marcus has announced that his
works of art nationwide from the collec- alphabetical listing of cities that received gallery at 1308 N. Oregon now represents
tion started by founder of Kress stores. The Kress artwork. It also allows you to bring the art of Tom Lea.
El Paso Kress store was a long-time leader up a picture of the artwork. The EPMA “We have 26 originals and 13 signed
among the national chain of stores, and website: also prints by Tom Lea spanning from the
therefore the city received a particularly offers photos of the works in the muse- 1930s to the 1990s. We have watercolors,
generous donation of 57 works, which has um’s permanent collection. drawings, oils and a good selection of
now grown to 59. signed prints. This collection is from the
Holocaust Remembrance
the stories these pieces tell us.” James Lea Estate via the Tom Lea
“One of the benefits of having been gift-
Works in the European collection span Institute,” Marcus explained.
ed with a portion of the Kress Collection is
the time frame of more than five centuries. In commemoration of International Tom Lea (1907-2001) is El Paso’s most
that the Kress Foundation provides on-
The oldest painting is a Madonna? and Holocaust Remembrance Day, the El Paso famous artist, famed not only for his paint-
going support in the form of free conserva-
child created in the last half of the 13th Holocaust Museum and the El Paso Jewish ings, but also his wartime work for Life
tion and restoration of the collection,” El
century, while the most recent were paint- Federation Film Series present a screening magazine and also as author of two books
Paso Museum of Art Senior Curator
ed in the 1700s. This includes the famous of “The People vs. Fritz Bauer” Sunday, that were made into movies.
Patrick Shaw Cable explained.
Bellotto work, “Entrance to a Palace,” Jan. 28, at Alamo Drafthouse. The presen- “Some of these works have been pub-
“Additionally, they also offer a program
1762-1765. tation will begin with remarks at 2 p.m. lished in books and some have never been
which allows museums to apply for Kress
“One of the most remarkable things is the International Holocaust Remembrance seen before,” Marcus said. “They can be
Interpretive Fellowships. EPMA Director
sheer number of Christian works in the Day is Jan. 27, and marks the anniversary viewed on our website,
Victoria Ramirez suggested we look into
collection – 36 out of the 59 pieces,” she of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, by clicking ‘Early El
this opportunity, and our application was
said. “For this reason, my approach will be concentration camp in 1945. The com- Paso’ in the ‘Artwork’ tab. Scroll down
approved in late summer. Once we were
to rehang the works using three themes: memoration seeks to honor all who per- until you see his name.
awarded these funds, it was up to our
Gallery 1, ‘Madonna and child’; Gallery 2, ished and suffered, and to sustain the
museum staff to choose a recipient.
‘Saints and sacred stories’ and Gallery 3, memory of those events. Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer
Following a nationwide search, based upon
‘Rise of secular art.’ As opposed to reli- “The People vs. Fritz Bauer” is the true specializing in the visual arts.
her qualifications, Elizabeth Dwyer
gious themes, paintings in this (last) cate-
became our final choice.”
gory include portraiture, as well as pas-
Dwyer is a perfect example of the
toral, mythical and architectural land-
rewards of exposing children to the fine
arts at an early age.
Cable, the museum’s senior curator,
“When we were young, my mom often
added, “It has been years since these paint-
took my sister and me to museums, visits
ings were originally installed. Currently
which we called ‘vacation days.’ By the
the works are hung in chronological order
time I was 13, I had decided that I wanted
according to the time period in which they
to work in a museum so that I could create
were created without any further explana-
these same days for others.”
tion. The themes Elizabeth has chosen
The Southern California native pursued
should make the collection more engaging
this vision as an Ackerman Scholar, earn-
and will hopefully give up a better oppor-
ing a BA in Art History at UCLA with a
tunity to reconnect with the public to
minor in Italian. She completed internships
remind them how important these works
at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in
really are.”
Venice, the Victoria and Albert Museum in
Dwyer echoes this intent. “When it
London, and New York’s Metropolitan
comes to his interest in art, Samuel Kress
Museum of Art, which affirmed her inter-
was remarkable. His initial goal was to
est in Italian art of the Renaissance period.
collect one piece by each of the artists
Dwyer continued her education by earning
named in Giorgio Vasari’s the ‘Lives of
a MA and PhD in Renaissance Art and
Painters, Sculptors and Architects.’ Over
Architecture as a Presidential Fellow at the
time he expanded this scope to include art
University of Virginia, graduating in
that extended into the 18th century. All
August 2017.
told, he built a collection containing 3,100
“With the conferral of my doctorate I was
objects which he distributed to more than
eager to share my knowledge of this field
90 museums, universities and public insti-
with others,” Dwyer said. “I am so fortu-
tutions. The largest gift was more than
nate in having the EPMA select me as their
1,800 pieces of art to the National Gallery
Interpretive Fellow. I arrived in El Paso in
in Washington, D.C.”
mid-September 2017, and in the coming
As part of this project, the El Paso
months my assignment is to completely
Museum of Art’s European galleries will
reinterpret and reinstall the museum’s
be closed in early March and will reopen
Samuel H. Kress Collection of European
on May 3.
Art encompassing 59 superlative works of
“In anticipation of closing these areas,”
art. It’s a tremendous project, one that I am
Dwyer said, “I’ve been working with the
honored to undertake with the aid and
curatorial staff in planning several themed
insight of my colleges here at the EPMA.”
exhibitions drawn from our permanent col-
Regarding her vision for the collection,
Dwyer said, “In the process of reinterpret-
The first, which opened Dec 14, is titled
ing the collection, I will look at the works,
“O Holy Night: The Nativity in
rethinking the stories we want to tell and
Renaissance Italy.” It explores how the

January 2018 El Paso Scene Page 25

Agave Rosa Gallery — 905 Noble (next to Showing through Jan. 7: “Gardens of Earthly
the International Museum of Art). Hours are 10 and Unearthly Delights.”
a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Showing through Feb. 11: “Frank Lloyd
Information: 533-8011. Wright: Architecture of the Interior,” coinciding
with the 150th anniversary of Wright’s birth.
Art Avenue Gallery — The gallery space is His innovative ideas in domestic architecture
at 1618 Texas, Suite E. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 and design are shown through house plans,
p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Information: 213- photographs and drawings.
4318, or Showing Jan. 26-May 13: “Ethics, Excess and
Bert Saldana Art Gallery — The gallery Extinction,” recent work by an international
featuring Southwestern Art is at 1501 Main array of artists that explores the theme of
Street in the San Elizario Arts District. Hours endangered animal species.
are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Free Bach’s Lunch performances are noon to
Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 1 p.m. each Thursday in January as part of the
4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 479-2926 or bert- El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Music Festival. See Program Notes (Page 13) for details.
The gallery celebrates its 3rd Anniversary A Meet the Musicians celebration is 5:30 to 7
Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 10-11, with live p.m. Jan. 4, with performances by Zuill Bailey
music 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday with Juan Romero and the Lincoln Trio. Free and open to public.
and Sunday with Fab4Cezz. Drawing and Japanese Printmaking drop-in
workshop is noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13,
Chinati Foundation — Marfa, Texas. for all ages.
Created by artist Donald Judd, the Chinati Art Talks: Art as Freedom event is 2 to 4 p.m.
Foundation houses one of the world’s largest Saturday, Jan. 13, with live musical perform-
collections of permanently installed contempo- ances, art historian Samuel Rodriguez discusses
rary art. The collection is open for guided tours the concept of freedom in art, exploring the
throughout the year at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. relevance of EPMA’s masterpieces to the El
Wednesday through Sunday. Grounds close at Paso community. No reservations required.
5 p.m. Admission is $10 ($5 for students, sen- Building East Asian Art Collections: Frank
iors). Full tour is $25 ($10 students). Closed Lloyd Wright, Architect of Japanese Ukiyo-e
New Year’s Day. Information: (432) 729-4362 Print Collecting with Tracey Jerome is 6 to 7
or p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18.
Crossland Gallery — The El Paso Art Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and
Association’s gallery is at 500 W. Paisano (in Gift Shop — 1445 Main Street in San
the Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are 11 a.m. Elizario. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 Wednesday through Saturday, and 12:30 to
p.m. Saturdays. Gallery closed through Jan. 9. 4:30 p.m. Sunday and by appointment.
Admission is free. Information: 534-7377, Information: 851-0742 or 474-1800, or alber-,, or on Facebook.
con.FIGURE.action.four.2018 figure and por- Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon.
trait show/sale opens with a reception 5:30 to The gallery specializes in local and early El Paso
7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, featuring a perform- art. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday,
ance by Agnes Ansell, a visual artist who also Wednesday and Friday; noon to 7 p.m.
sings jazz, blues and oldies. Deadline for show Thursday or by appointment. Information: 533-
entries is Jan. 9. Prospectus and entry form at 9090 or Showing through Jan 12: “el paso minia-
The show will feature doll assemblages by tures,” featuring works of more than two
featured artist Ho Baron, who is also judge of dozen artists.
the 3D Award. Nacho L. Garcia Jr. will judge Reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25,
the Push Pin Award for life drawing. The show for works of four of the best-known Early El
will be on exhibit through Feb. 24. Paso artists: Jose Cisneros, Bill Rakocy, Manuel
Life Drawing lessons are offered 5:30-8:30 Acosta and Tom Lea. An ArtTalk is 5-7 p.m.
p.m. Thursdays at the Art Junction upstairs; and Thursday, Feb. 22. The show continues
6-9 p.m. Tuesdays at the Glasbox, 210 Poplar. through April 13.
Cost: $10; students bring their own supplies. Ho Baron Sculpture Garden and
Dozal Art Gallery — The gallery of award- Studio – Baron’s surreal outdoor sculpture
winning artist Robert Dozal is at 1445 Main garden at 2830 Aurora (at Piedras) features
Street in the San Elizario Art District. Hours several large-scale works. Indoor studio hours
are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through are noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The indoor stu-
Sunday, or by appointment. Information: 777- dio features his sculpture, drawings, and art
5237 or assemblages as well as access to a second pri-
Dozal’s portraits and landscapes range from vate sculpture garden. Information: 562-7820
very realistic to expressionistic in style. He spe- or
cializes in oil, watercolor and acrylics. International Museum of Art — 1211
El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts Montana. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9 Wednesday Thursday and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.
a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.
Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to Information: 543-6747 or internationalmuseu-
9 p.m. Thursday. Closed Mondays and holidays.
Admission is free unless noted otherwise. Showing through Jan. 6: “Visions,” works of
Information: 212-0300 or Chilean and North American contemporary Art
Please see Page 27

Page 26 El Paso Scene January 2018

Art Scene Showing through Feb. 16 in the Project Star City Studio/OM Gallery — The second Wednesday of every month, next door
Space: “Duality of Presence,” featuring 19 con- music studio and gallery is at 120 W. in the Museum of Nature and Science class-
Cont’d from Page 26
temporary makers united by their concern with Castellano. Information: starcitystudioproduc- room. Jan. 10: “Abstract Expressionism” by
“material specificity” in their work, specifically, or 240-5756. David Anfam. Jackie Mitchell Edwards, fine
by Veronica Leiton, a Chilean living in Juarez,
as a way of looking at how material itself can Showing through Feb. 3: “4 Diverse artist and abstract painter, will speak.
who has painted professionally for 33 years,
communicate complex and distinct narratives. Women,” featuring works by Estelle Goldman, Artrageous free art appreciation activities are
and Marino A. Rios M.D., retired after 50 years
Each artist is represented by multiple pieces of Marie Livingston, Vanessa K. Clark and Lu 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday. The January
as a surgeon to become a sculptor.
jewelry. Artist-made videos can be viewed in Allen. theme is “Abstract Artists.”
La Galeria de la Misíon de Senecú — the gallery via virtual reality platforms. • Jan. 6: Pablo Picasso
The center will host the “MINE: Material, • Jan. 13: Vassily Kandinsky
Las Cruces/Mesilla
The Ysleta Independent School District’s gallery
is at 8455 Alameda. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meaning, Making” symposium, Jan. 11-13, • Jan. 20: Mark Rothko
Monday through Friday. Admission is free. geared toward students and educators. The Art Obscura Gallery — The fine arts, • Jan. 27: Jeff Koons
Information: 434-9703, 434-9711, or on symposium includes demonstrations, hands-on antiques and collectibles shop and gallery is at Studio Art Classes for Spring 2018 will be
Facebook at YISDFineArts. workshops, artist talks, and lectures given by 3206 Harrelson in Las Cruces at Mesilla Park. offered in two seven-week sessions. Session
The annual Virgen de Guadalupe exhibit runs nine of the artists on display. The public is wel- Showing Jan. 7: “Fault Lines,” oil paintings by one runs Jan. 24-March 10, and Session Two
through Jan. 11. come, but space is limited. Early registration Deret Roberts. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. runs, March 28-May 12. Classes include inter-
strongly encouraged at Thursday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 mediate and advanced ceramics, oil and water-
Rio Bravo Watercolorists — The group’s color painting, printmaking and more for all
p.m. Sunday. Information: (575) 494-7256,
monthly meeting is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan level. Registration for Session One runs through
San Elizario Art District — Several gal- or on Facebook.
17, at Schwartz Branch Library, 1865 Dean Jan. 20, and Session Two registration runs
Martin. Guest presenter is Nancy Frost Begin. leries and artist studios are located 1445 to Cutter Gallery — 2640 El Paseo (at through March 24. Call museum for details.
The public is invited. Information: Linda 1501 Main Street near the San Elizario Plaza on University), Las Cruces. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5
Parsons, 549-2950. the Mission Trail. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet the Artist — City of Las Cruces
Begin’s areas of expertise include print-mak- through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Saturday. Information: (575) 541-0658 or the- Parks & Recreation Department will host a
ing, oil painting, watercolor, gouache, collage noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 474-1800 Meet the Artist event featuring Brack Morrow
and wood cabinet-making. She is a signature or 851-0093. Showing through Jan. 6: “Beyond the at 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 12, at the Frank O’Brien
member of the National Watercolor Society To get there, take Loop 375 South from I-10, Familiar,” an exhibit of works by Rosemary Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell. The
and the New Mexico Watercolor Society. exit Socorro Rd., then drive 7 miles east to McLoughlin that share her love of Ireland and free event brings the creators of local public art
Main Street. its culture. The show title is taken from a poem work together with the community to discuss
Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald Featured gallery artists include Albert and experience the works they have created.
by St. Brendan, patron saint of sailors and
Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is off Dawson Escamilla, Robert Dozal, Rob Mack, Palmira Information: (575) 541-2454.
whales. The exhibit’s paintings depict tales of
Drive next to the Sun Bowl. Hours are 10 a.m. Lopez, Manuel Alvarado, Maria Branch, Bert Morrow’s most recent work, the Earth Aural
voyages by the 6th century saint.
to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (open until 7 Saldaña, Joanna Franco, Melissa Himes, M. Rover (EAR1) project, features a full-scale
p.m. Thursday) and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Concepcion, Robert Lichlyter, Amado Pena Jr. DAAC Arts & Cultural Center — The remote control solar-powered rover vehicle,
Information: 747-6151, or and Arturo Avalos. gallery at the new Arts Council Arts & Culture inspired by NASA’s ongoing Mars Curiosity
on Facebook at RubinCenter. Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado. Hours are 9 mission but built entirely out of musical instru-
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. ments. Morrow is currently adjunct faculty at El
Information: (575) 523-6403 or Paso Community College. He and his wife,
Showing in January are works by Laurel artist Stephanie Wagner, live and work from
Weathersbee. Weathersbee is a signature their studios in Las Cruces.
member of the New Mexico Watercolor
Society. Her current focus is cut-and-torn Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery —
paper watercolor collages of Southwestern 2470-A Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, across
landscapes and cut-paper watercolor collages from the Fountain Theatre. Hours are 10 a.m.
inspired by antique wallpaper, along with hand- to 5 p.m. daily. The gallery features more than
made paper and books. Opening reception and 30 artists in various media. New works dis-
artist meet and greet is 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, played every three months. Information: (575)
Jan. 13. 522-2933 or
Receptions are 1 to 4 p.m. the first Saturday
Downtown Ramble — The City of Las of each month.
Cruces hosts an evening of music and art 5 to 7 Showing in January are works by Nanci Bissell
p.m. the first Friday of the month at art venues and Weeden “Rockwell” Nichols. Bissell’s artis-
of in a seven-block stretch of Las Cruces tic interests include seascapes, portraits and
Downtown Mall. Information: (575) 647-0508. landscapes. Nichols has digitized most of his
color and black/white negatives and color slides
‘Here and Now’ submissions — Las from years ago. His photography concentrates
Cruces Museum of Art invites submissions for simple compositions of shape and color, land-
Here and Now, a regional exhibition to be dis- scapes and seascapes.
played at both the Museum of Art and NMSU
University Art Gallery May 11-July 21. Online, ‘My Earth’ — Works by the 10am-ers are
digital submissions will be accepted Jan. 15- featured through January at Southwest
March 30 Environmental Center, 275 N. Main, in Las
Information: (575) 541-2137 and las- Cruces. The show reflects what the term “My Earth” means to each artist. Opening reception
Las Cruces Museum of Art — 491 N. is 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, during the monthly art
Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to ramble. Information: (575) 522-5552.
4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday (until 8 p.m.
Thursday), 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 Promoting Art in Las Cruces — Doña
to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble (Jan Ana Arts Council’s free series features Glenn

Start the New Year at Village Inn

5). Closed Sunday and Monday. Information: Cutter, New Mexico Arts Commissioner and
(575) 541-2137 or owner (with his wife, Sally) of Cutter Gallery,
Showing through Jan. 20: “Art in Detail,” at noon Friday, Jan. 26, at the Council’s Arts &
20th Century Masters of Photography, 30 pho- Cultural Center in Mesilla’s Bulletin Plaza, 1740
tographs that explore texture, light, and the Calle de Mercado. Admission is free.
Holidays are over And let us serve you for
Time to get out of Dinner, Supper, or Breakfast
interplay of these qualities. Included are Participants may bring a sack lunch. RSVP at
the Kitchen And remember even after Imogene Cunningham, Aaron Siskind, Wynn (575) 523-6403 or
Bullock, and Barbara Morgan, who work prima- Information:
Cutter’s topics will be New Mexico Arts, the
And go back to the snow blizzard
rily in black and white.
Houseplant Appreciation Day is 10 a.m. to New Mexico Arts Commission, and the Art in
your busy days We still have your favorite
Come to Village Inn pie for dessert! noon Saturday, Jan. 13, in the museum court- Public Places program (One Percent for Arts
yard. Learn about houseplant care and take program).
El Paso: 1500 Airway •  7144 Gateway East • 4757 Hondo Pass • 2929 N. Mesa home a new plant for the home.
5863 N. Mesa • 7801 N. Mesa •  2275 Trawood •  1331 N. Zaragoza • 3464 Joe Battle Reading Art Book Club meets at 2:30 p.m. the
Las Cruces: 1435 S. Valley •  445 S. Telshor Please see Page 28

January 2018 El Paso Scene Page 27

Southwest Art Scene Showing through Jan. 26: “Masks, Maidens
and More,” highlighting the work of four New
Cont’d from Page 27
Mexico gourd artists: Joanna Bradley, Sylvia
Hendrickson, Karen Phillips and Kathe Stark.
Rokoko Art Gallery — 1785 Avenida de Visitors can enter a drawing to win a piece of
Mercado in Mesilla. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. gourd art made by Stark. ‘Las Peregrinas’ — The traveling group of
Saturdays; most other days by appointment.
California women poets hosts a performance at
New on the Border Bookshelf
Showing in January is the community group
show, “Opposites Attract.” Artist reception is Also 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, Casa Camino Real, • “Broken Circle” (Akahsic Books) by J.L.
314 South Tornillo. Admission is free, dona- Powers and M.A. Powers. A teen-ager finds
Saturday, Jan. 13; call for time. Information:
Art Hop — MainStreet Truth or tions welcome. Information: Casa Camino Real out his family business is headed by the
(505) 690-6915 or
Consequences sponsors the event 6 to 9 p.m. (575) 523-3988 or Grim Reaper, and is surrounded by fellow
Second Saturday Open Artist Studios the second Saturday of each month (Jan 13) in Writer Yaccaira Salvatierra came up with the teens all destined to become soul guides in
— Several Las Cruces artists will host studio the downtown gallery district. The event fea- idea of California women poets driving along Limbo. The authors area sister and brother,
open houses noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13. tures the monthly art opening of new shows the border sharing their work. share stories who now live on opposite ends of the coun-
• Kathleen Deasy, 625 Van Patten (oils and throughout the galleries of Truth or and build community. The poets include try but grew up in Vinton. J.L. Powers’ first
mixed media on canvas and paper). Consequences, including fine arts, pottery, and Salvatierra, Marisol Baca, Xochitl-Julisa novel was “The Confessional,” set in a fic-
Information: (828) 467-9060. fabric arts. Many shops and restaurants stay Bermejo, and Vanessa Angélica Villarreal. tional version of Cathedral High School.
• Dunklee’s Art Studio, 1201 2nd (an 1878 open late for this monthly event, with live The group will also perform at 6 p.m. This work still has some traces of the
farmhouse). Artist Penny Duncklee will show music in several locations. Information torc- Thursday, Jan. 4, at Cafe Mayapan, 2000 Texas authors’ border roots, including a dose of
her watercolors, prints and cards. Information: in El Paso. Information: 217-1126 or mujerobr- Día de los Muertos.
(575) 523-1889.
Community Arts Party — The City of • “Walking Juarez,” black and white pho-
• Roy Van der AA nonobjective media, 2645 tographs and text by NMSU journalism pro-
Socorro, N.M. will host its 23rd annual arts Tumblewords Project — The writing
Dona Ana, behind the house on Calle de Oro.
event featuring workshops for all ages 10 a.m. fessor Bruce Berman (Border Blog Press).
workshops are 12:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Artists wanting to participate in future events
to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, in Finley Gym, 202 The book compiles photographs and stories
Saturdays at the Memorial Park Public Library
should notify Deasy one month prior.
McCutcheon. Local artists and organizations he’s taken of Juárez and the border span-
meeting room, 3200 Copper. Workshops are
Information: Katheen, (828) 467-9060 or
offer workshops on painting, tie-dye, clay, jew- ning 45 years. Berman said the book,
free. Information: 328-5484 (Donna Snyder),
elry, candle dipping, beading, masks, leather “Walking Juarez,” is not about “how horri-
566-1034 (library), tumblewordsproject@
ble Juárez is” but about the “sweet epipha-
thetheatregallery — Black Box Theatre work and more. Wear old clothes. Volunteers or on Facebook.
welcome. Admission is free. Information: (575) nies and little insights.” The oldest photos
lobby, 430 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. • Jan 6 and 13: “Writing and Riding the
835-5688 or in the book are from 1972, while the most
Open one hour prior to Black Box performanc- Border: Poems from Your Spinning Wheels”
recent photos are from 2017. Information:
es. Information: (575) 523-1223. with Lawrence Welsh. Welsh has published
Deming Arts Center — The Deming Arts
Showing Jan. 26-Feb. 18: “Photograph 51” nine books of poetry, including “Begging for
Council’s gallery and gift shop is at 100 Gold • “The South Franklin Trinity,” by Jim
photography exhibit in conjunction with the Vultures,” winner of the New Mexico-Arizona
Street in Deming, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 Murphy (BLBM Publishing). The story
play of the same name. Reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Book Award. In 2011, Irish America magazine
p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is takes place in El Puente, Texas, a far-west
Friday, Feb. 2. in New York City named him one of the “Top
free. Information, details: (575) 546-3663, Texas community nestled in the Franklin
100 Irish Americans” of the year.
Tombaugh Gallery — First Unitarian or on Facebook.
• Jan. 20: “Our Walt Disney World” with
Mountains. Three signature characters are
Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S. Showing Jan. 2-30: “Braceros — Melding absorbed in their own personal search for
Barbara Buck. In 2011 she taught her last two
Solano. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. History and Art,” works by sculptor Diana the meaning of life. Their unpredictable
graduate seminars at Berkley and Stanford.
Wednesday through Saturday. Information: LeMarbe of Deming, paintings by Las Cruces destinies cross a fiery path on the third
Barbara has published poetry and short fiction.
(575) 522-7281 or artist Jeri Desrochers and wood sculptures by Tuesday of April 2016.
• Jan. 27: “Micro Fiction-the Shortest Story”
Deming woodworker Richard Boutwell. In Also recently released by Murphy is “I’m
by Tafari Nugent. In both poetry and short fic-
1942 as thousands of American men left to So Pissed Off!!!—An Adult Stress Relief
tion, Nugent focuses on the complex idea of
fight in World War II the U.S. government Book.”
narrative construction and contemporary mar-
developed the bracero program to provide
ginalized characters.
labor for farms, dairies and railroads. The pro-
gram lasted until 1964. Robin Scofield book release — Robin Scofield is author of “And the Ass Saw the
Historian Raymond Cobos will talk about the Scofield will read from her new collection of Lamb,” as well as “Sun Flower Cantos.” She is
impact of the bracero program at 1 p.m. poems, “Flow,” 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, in a founding member of Tumbleweeds Project.
Saturday, Jan. 6, at the Deming Museum, 301 El Paso Public Library’s Maud Sullivan Gallery,
Murder She Read — The Eastside chapter
S. Silver. A team of actors portraying Braceros 501 N. Oregon. The poems describe different
of the book discussion group supporting
and telling their stories will guide visitors as types of flow in family, nature and science.
women mystery writers meets 7 to 9 p.m.
they make their way from the museum to the Copies will be available for purchase.
Tuesday, Jan. 2, to discuss “Books Can be
Deming Arts Center for the visual segment of Admission is free. Information:
Deceiving” by Jenn McKinlay. The group regu-
the exhibit.
larly meets the first Tuesday of each month,
and is open to anyone. Admission is free.
Information, locations: 629-7063 or labod-
Reading Art Book Club — The book club
of the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main,
meets at 2:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of
each month in the Museum of Nature and
Science classroom next door. Meetings are free
and open to the public; participants do not
need to have read the book. Jan. 10: “Abstract
Expressionism” by David Anfam. Jackie Mitchell
Edwards, fine artist and abstract painter, will be
the guest speaker. Information: (575) 541-
2217, or las-
LGBT book group — The bimonthly book
group meets on odd-numbered month. Open
to all GLBT and GLBT-friendly people interest-
ed in book discussions. Includes potluck sup-
per. Information: 566-5549, 861-2909 or 471-
9396 or on Facebook at
The next meeting is 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan.
15, at Borderland Rainbow Center, 2714
Wyoming, to discuss “Pictures of Fidelman” by
Bernard Malamud.

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Top 20 2017 18. Robert Plant, “Carry Fire,”
this plant’s needles stick deep and don’t let go.
They try and throw us off our game out of the
Nonesuch Records
gate and hit us with some dance floor beats, but
somehow they pull it off and we are having a The former lead vocalist of one of the most
1. Bash & Pop, “Anything Could good ol’ cantina singalong by the second cho- influential heavy metal acts in history continues
Happen,” Fat Possum rus. with a stunning solo career. Although the howls
aren’t as present as they used to be, world
Bash & Pop come back with a follow-up nearly
a quarter-century later to their debut, that’s right
9. Old 97’s, “Graveyard rhythms are now found throughout. All of the
Whistling,” ATO records songs are thoroughly steeped with his passion-
their debut. Led by the Replacements’ bassist ate, whisperlike vocals.
Tommy Stinson, the band has a sound undeni- Our friends from right here in the Lone Star
ably a part of his past that rings just as loudly. state are back again, and they too have dusted 19. Mark Olson,
2. Afghan Whigs, “In Spades,”
off their boots for a decidedly bolder flavored
Americana disc, with the ever-present fiddles,
“Spokeswoman of the Bright
Sub Pop pedal steel and some serious country foot- Sun,” Glitterhouse Records
The ominous tone is set with the opening track stompin’. Religion was certainly a topic that The album leans heavily on country folk and at
and its darkly intriguing sound, but proceed fur- required a bit of dissection, and with the band’s the forefront is his unmistakable trademarked
tongue-in-cheek approach it is highly entertain- bodily fluids in an undisclosed location on drawl. The arrangements are not the most com-
ther and throw caution to the wind. Their gui- Sunset Blvd. Then right to the point with “I am
tars soar, the vocals snarl and the bass pounds ing and less on providing answers to the yearn- plex, but they aren’t meant to be. He is backed
ing questions some may have. a Racist,” onto the unprintable titled 7th track with sparse instrumentation — a mandolin, vio-
— all accented by the addition of an incredible where he weighs two diametrically opposed
horn section, lush orchestral arrangements and lin, at times a single drum, but always the sweet
a serious R&B flavor infection.
10. Jason Isbell, “The Nashville thoughts. Hopefully your interest is piqued. sound of an acoustic guitar strum.
Sound,” Southeastern/Thirty 16. Matthew Sweet, “Tomorrow
3. Son Volt, “Notes of Blue,” Tigers
20. Mick Jagger, “England
Forever,” Honeycomb Hideout Lost / Gotta get A Grip,”
Transmit Sound He has brought back on “the 400 Unit,” his
“Notes of Blue” is the name of the latest, and if band from 2011. This disc has very deep coun-
He was a critical darling since the start, and Interscope Records
even bubbled up commercially in 1991 for a
that doesn’t spell it out for you then it will soon try roots with his low, raspy-tinted vocals get- Not a full-fledged album by any stretch of the
few moments. This newest batch of originals
become evident. From the second the needle ting sparse and dark, moving through some imagination, but these days Rolling Stones-
proves that at age 52 he is still the master
drops, the laser hits, or whatever your mode of acoustic folk on a few, and taking time sipping related new original material is hard to find. So
craftsman when it comes to power pop. This
aural transportation is, it is abundantly clear on some twang. Jason’s ability to spin a tail leave it to Mick Jagger to release a two-track
includes equal parts jangly guitar and some nat-
what the backbone of this disc is all about. with such detail and clarity take the art of story- single. This is what the world’s greatest rock
urally great harmonies, keeping most tracks
telling to entirely new level. ’n’ roll band needs to be doing. Even if his solo
under four minutes.
4. Cheap Trick, “We’re All side tends to bring out the funkier side of
Alright,” Big Machine Records 11. Dan Baird, “SoLow,” JCPL 17. Ben Ottewell, “A Man Apart,” things, we need them to once again take their
He dropped the “Homemade Sin” and took on place on the throne.
For those who have forgotten about these leg-
all the guitar, bass, and vocal duties himself.
Sunday Best/Pias
ends, one listen to the latest will quickly reac- This most recent masterpiece is a set that is Brian Chozick is owner of Tumblin’
quaint you with their sweet power-pop, brash The former frontman for the Georgia Satellites
anchored by lush acoustic arrangements with Dice Music. Drop him a line at
arena-rock chords and harmonies like no other. has beamed back to earth with his trademark
his deep and incredibly raspy voice at the fore-
Robin Zander continues crafting hauntingly gritty raucous vocals, fuzz-filled guitars and
bales of twanged-out honky-tonk perfection. front, but of course there are several toe tappin’
beautiful melodies, only to take a 180-degree tracks to get your hippy daze dance groove on Email in your Top 10 of 2017 to be eligible to
turn into a raucous roar. Lead guitarist and resi- win some FREE music (randomly selected,
dent clown Rick Nielsen ices the cake with dra-
12. Pistoleros, “Silver,” Fervor to. If you can’t wait to start shuffling those feet,
head straight over to cut five for “Back to the limited quantity, while supplies last). Send to
matic power chords, followed by enough hooks Records the email address above and be sure to include
World,” and knock those cobwebs loose.
to hang the world’s largest curtain. The Arizona desert rock band that came riding your mailing address.
after the Gin Blossoms and Refreshments, and
5. Living Colour, “Shade,” who were just a little too late to gain proper
Megaforce Records notoriety, have regrouped and taken things full
The one thing that has become very reliable in circle back to their debut 30 years ago, which
their later days is with every release they are reminds us how criminal it is that these guys
getting heavier and heavier. This is an energetic never got their due.
combustible monster with a loud wailing guitar,
a constant rattle of the percussion section, some
13. Chris Robinson Brotherhood,
super-funked horns and enraged vocals. Its “Volume 3: Self-Rising, Southern
mood is reminiscent of 1993’s “Stain” with Blends,” Silver Arrow
dark themes, but it keeps the pedal pressed to Chris has decided to put his waders on for this
the floor for all 13 tracks. one, as he is deep in the Grateful Dead stream
of consciousness, with Allman Brothers rumi-
6. Stereophonics, “Scream nations frequently flowing in and out. The set is
Above the Clouds,” Warner heavy on the Brotherhood catalogue but also
Brothers Records offers smoking covers as well. There are occa-
They are back to receiving proper USA distri- sions that will take you on a psychedelic jour-
bution, finally it isn’t a treasure hunt to simply ney, then have you stopping to smell the
find their latest release. Although it might be a daisies, with an abundance of guitar jamming,
little slicker in spots than past efforts, it’s still serious harmonica time and retro synth/organ
well over three quarters tank full of guitar-dri- tickling.
ven rock with some added glam highlights. It is
time to get out of the dark ages and experience
14. Mark Lanegan, “Gargoyle,”
your aural pleasures in full Stereophonics Pias America
sound. It has been three years since one of Seattle’s
favorite sons has released an album that fea-
7. Foo Fighters, “Concrete and tures his name solely across the title strip. The
Gold,” RCA constant on this collection are his unmistakable
They now have nine albums under their belt vocals, caught between a guttural groan and a
and are a few years short of the quarter-century cigarette-coated throat rasp, which seems to get
mark (sure, some members have come and thicker with every release. The former
gone), but with Dave Grohl as the constant at Screaming Trees frontman may no longer be
the helm they continue to keep the amps screaming, but he hasn’t lost one bit of his
cranked to eleven and never disappoint. This growl.
one is fantastic from beginning to end.
15. Alex Dezen, “Alex Dezen II,”
8. Roger Clyne & the Poor Man Records
Peacemakers, “Native Heart,” This doesn’t derail too far from his Danmwells
Emma Java Recordings home, which is what we have come to love
from him, but there is a decidedly folkier story-
The backbone here still remains primarily teller feel on this one. The disc paints a very
southwestern rock mixed with a strong slant on graphic picture quickly, with the second cut
Honky Tonk, and a tremendous amount of going into the explicit nature of the exchange of
anthemic radio-friendly pop hooks to make sure

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‘The Motherf***er with the Hat’ — to $48.50 (Friday and Saturday dinner perform-
Players on the Wall present the play by ances), and $19.50 to $29.50 no-dinner mati-
Stephen Adley Gurgis at 7 p.m. Friday and nee performances (Ticketmaster). Information:
Saturday, Jan. 12-13, at Lowbrow Palace, 111 747-6060 or
E. Robinson. Tickets: $12; $10 student; $8 mili- “A Chorus Line” captures the spirit and ten-
tary. Tickets at sion of a Broadway chorus audition. Exploring
Described as “a high-octane verbal cage the inner lives and poignant ambitions of pro-
match about love, fidelity and misplaced haber- fessional Broadway gypsies, the show features
dashery,” the 2011 play involves complicated one powerhouse number after another.
relationships among a paroled drug dealer, his Memorable musical numbers include “What I
girlfriend, his parole counselor and his cousin. Did for Love,” “One,” “I Can Do That,” ”At
the Ballet,” “The Music and the Mirror,” and “I
‘Rent 20th Anniversary Tour’ — Hope I Get It.”
Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony
Award-winning masterpiece returns to the ‘Los Desarraigados’ — Los Actores
stage in a 20th anniversary touring production Spanish-language theatre company presents the
at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 16- play by Humberto Robles at 7 p.m. Friday and
17, at the Plaza Theatre, as part of the Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26-28, at
Broadway in El Paso series. Tickets: $30-$70 the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S San
(Ticketmaster). Information: 231-1111, Marcial. Admission; $10 ($8 seniors, military, or on Facebook at students; $6 each for groups of 10 or more).
Broadway in El Paso. Information: 540-3813 or 474-4275.
A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, “Rent” The play tells the story of an attractive well-
follows an unforgettable year in the lives of to-do young woman from Mexico City whose
seven artists struggling to follow their dreams. unexpected arrival in El Paso at the house of a
working-class Mexican American family forces
‘Lend Me A Tenor’ — Las Cruces them to confront their own identity and place
Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las in American society. Co-presented by
Cruces Downtown Mall, presents the Ken International Hispanic Cultural Institute (IHCI).
Ludwig musical Jan. 19-Feb. 4. Directed by
Michael Wise. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays ‘Photograph 51’ — No Strings Theatre
and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15 Company presents the story of Rosalina
($12 student, senior, military). Information: Franklin and DNA by Anna Ziegler Jan. 26-
(575) 523-1200 or Feb. 11 at Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Main in
World-renowned tenor Tito Merelli has Las Cruces. Directed by Ceil Herman.
signed on to play Otello at a Cleveland opera Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
company in the fall of 1934. He arrives late at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sunday Feb. 3 and 10; and
and, through a set of crazy circumstances, pass- at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8. Tickets: $15 ($12
es out after mixing wine with a huge dose of students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats
tranquilizers. Believing that the divo is dead, Thursday. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.
the excitable opera manager taps his hapless “Photograph 51” is the story of Rosalind
assistant, an aspiring singer named Max, to suit Franklin and DNA. For details, see “Stage
up as the Moor and replace Merelli. Talk,” page 32.

‘The Grid’ — Human Nature Contemporary Improv Comedy Show — Jesters League
Ballet presents a new work that explores the of America, hosts its first improv show of the
visceral reality of the HIV/AIDS crisis of the year 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at
1980s through dance at 7 p.m. Friday and Glasbox, 210 Poplar. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19-21, at the Mature content. Admission: $6 at the door; $5
Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San on the league’s Facebook page by clicking
Marcial. Admission: $10 Information: 213-8410. “attending.” Information: (813) 785-6664.
The Jesters League of America is a group of
‘A Chorus Line’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, improv comedians who perform live, unscript-
in the UTEP Student Union West building, ed comedy throughout El Paso.
presents the Michael Bennett musical, winner
of the 1976 Tony Award for Best Musical and ‘On Golden Pond’ — El Paso Playhouse,
the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Jan. 26- 2501 Montana, presents the Ernest Thompson
Feb. 11. Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday drama Feb. 9-March 4. Directed by Veronica
through Saturday; non-dinner matinees are Flores. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and
Sunday 2:30 p.m. Feb. 4 and 11; dinner mati- Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 ($12
nee is 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28. Tickets: seniors 62+, students, military). Information:
$33.50 to $43.50 Wednesday, Thursday and 532-1317 or
Sunday discount dinner performances; $36.50

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Film Salon — The Film Salon meets at the Federation film series hosts the screening at 2
first Saturday of the month at Alamo p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at Alamo Drafthouse,
Drafthouse Cinema, 250 E. Montecillo. 250 Montecillo. Tickets: $10 ($6 seniors, stu-
Showing at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6 is “The dents and military). Information: Brenda
Philadelphia Story” as part of the “Second Ehrlich, 203-3334.
Acts” series. Tickets: $3; available at draft- The film is the true story of the German- Information: Jewish prosecutor who became instrumental in
Next fils in the series is “Mildred Pierce” the pursuit and capture of Nazi war criminal
(Feb. 3). Adolf Eichmann.
The salon also starts it “Conspiracy” series
Fountain Theatre — 2469 Calle de
with “All the President’s Men” at 7 p.m.
Guadalupe, 1/2 block south of the plaza in
Thursday, Jan. 18.
Mesilla. The historic theater, operated by the
Jay’s Pix Presents at the International Mesilla Valley Film Society, features films at
Museum — Film historian Jay Duncan and the 7:30 p.m. nightly, plus 1:30 p.m. Saturday and
Sunset Film Society host filsm at 2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7 ($6 seniors,
Saturdays at International Museum of Art, 1211 military and students with ID; $5 children and
Montana. Presentations include commentary, society members); $5 on Wednesday.
anecdotes and facts behind the films. Admission Information, schedule: (575) 524-8287 or
is free. Popcorn, beverages, candy and snacks
available for purchase. Information: 543-6747 • Dec. 29-Jan. 4: “The Teacher.” Since the
(museum), arrival of the new teacher to a Bratislava subur-
This month’s films have all been awarded ban school in the year of 1983, life has turned
“Best Film” Academy Awards. upside down for students and parents. In
• Jan. 7: “All Quiet on the Western Front” Slovak with subtitles. Dec. 30: 7:30 p.m. only.
(1930). Adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque’s Dec. 31: 2:30 p.m. only.
novel about idealistic young German soldiers • Jan. 5-11: “LBJ. The story of U.S. President
during World War I. Starring Lew Ayres, Louis Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in
Wolheim, Slim Summerville and Ben Alexander. West Texas to the White House. Starring
• Jan. 14: “An American in Paris” (1951). A Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rich
musical inspired by the 1928 composition by Sommer, Bill Pullman, C. Thomas Howell,
George Gershwin. A World War II veteran Jeffrey Donovan and Richard Jenkins. Directed
(Gene Kelly) is now an exuberant expatriate in by Rob Reiner.
Paris trying to make a reputation as a painter, • Jan. 12-18: “Wonder Wheel.” On Coney
where he meets Lise Bouvie (Leslie Caron). Island in the 1950s, a lifeguard tells the story of
• Jan. 21: “In the Heat of the Night” (1967). a middle-aged carousel operator and his belea-
A white Southern sheriff grudgingly accepts guered wife. Starring Kate Winslet, Jim Belushi,
help from a big city black detective in solving a Juno Temple and Justin Timberlake. Directed
murder; learning respect in the process. by Woody Allen.
Starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger. • Jan. 19-25: “The Killing of a Sacred Deer.”
• Jan. 28: “The Artist” (2011). Re-creation of a Steven (Colin Farrell) is forced to make an
silent film about a brashly confident movie star unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall
of the 1920s who scoffs at the coming of talking apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he
pictures. The older silent film star begins to has taken under his wing turns sinister. Also
wane in popularity as a rising young actress starring Nicole Kidman, Raffey Cassidy & Barry
ascends. Starring Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, Keoghan. Thursday, Jan. 25: 1:30 p.m. only.
John Goodman, Penelope Ann Miller. • Jan. 26-Feb. 1: “The Breadwinner” (animat-
ed). A headstrong young girl in Afghanistan dis-
Jay’s Pix Presents — Film historian Jay guises herself as a boy in order to provide for
Duncan and the Sunset Film Society presents her family. Jan. 27: 7:30 p.m. only.
Jerome Robbins’ 1961 musical romance “West
Side Story,” at noon Sunday, Jan. 14, at Jay’s Film Forecast — Film historian Jay
Ardovino’s Desert Crossing’s gallery, One Duncan prepared this list of top monthly
Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. Admission is “Coming Attractions” for movie fans, listed by
free, but reservations strongly recommended; studio and release date (subject to change):
RVSP via Jan. 5:
“West Side Story” was nominated for 11 • Insidious: The Last Key (Universal) — Kirk
Academy Awards and won 10, including Best Acevedo, Spencer Locke, Josh Stewart.
Picture. Starring: Natalie Wood, Richard Directed by Adam Robitel.
Beymer, Rita Moreno and George Chakiris. Jan. 12:
• The Commuter (Lionsgate) — Liam Neeson,
Pax Christi Film Series — The series Sam Neill, Vera Farmiga. Directed by Jaume
presents a screening of “Beyond Our Collet-Serra.
Differences” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at St. • Condorito: The Movie (Pantelion) — CG
Joseph School auditorium, 1315 Travis (enter Animation. Voices of Omar Chaparro, Jessica
through parking lot across from rectory). Cediel, Cristián de la Fuente. Directed by Alex
Discussion will follow. Admission is free, dona- Orrelle and Eduardo Najari.
tions accepted. Information: 740-3962. • Paddington 2 (Warner Bros.) — Live Action
Flickinger Films — Flickinger Film League and CG Animation. Ben Whishaw, Sally
hosts a screening of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville. Directed by Paul
Dragon” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, King. Sequel to the 2014 hit.
Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 • Proud Mary (Screen Gems) — Neal
New York, Alamogordo. Ticket information: McDonough, Taraji P. Henson, Danny Glover.
(575) 437-2202 or Directed by Babak Najafi.

‘The People vs. Fritz Bauer’ — The El

Paso Holocaust Museum and the El Paso Jewish
Please see Page 32

January 2018 El Paso Scene Page 31

Film Scene Sangster, Kaya Scodelario. Continuation of
Chacon ranked among Taking a Look Back Cont’d from Page 31
• White Boy Rick (Sony) — Matthew
McConaughey, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bruce
worst of SW outlaws by John McVey Middagh
Jan. 19:
• Den of Thieves (STX) — Gerard Butler,
Dern. Directed by Yann Demange.

mong the bad men of our Jordan Bridges, Pablo Schreiber. Directed by DVD/Blu-ray Releases

A Southwest, Augustine Chacon is

right up there with John Wesley
Hardin of El Paso fame, Bill Longley,
Both sides fired in all directions until
the sheriff stopped shooting long enough
to ask them to surrender. One of the sher-
Christian Gudegast.
• The Final Year (Magnolia) — Documentary.
An insiders’ account of President Obama’s for-
eign policy team during their last year in office.
Jan. 2:
• American Made. R
• Battle of the Sexes. PG-13
• Brad’s Status. R
and “Deacon” Jim
iff’s deputies, Pablo Salcido, knew Directed by Greg Barker. Jan. 9:
Miller. Each might
Chacon and called out to talk; he was • The Leisure Seeker (Sony Classics) — Helen • It. R
have a claim to the
given the okay, but as he showed himself Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Kirsty Mitchell. • The Foreigner. R
most men killed. It’s
Chacon killed him with a single shot to Directed by Paolo Virzi. • My Little Pony: The Movie. PG
said Chacon killed
the head. • 12 Strong (Warner Bros.) — Chris Jan. 16:
29 men, but many
The firing started again more intensely. Hemsworth, Elsa Pataky, Michael Shannon. • Blade Runner 2049
of his killings hap-
Chacon’s two accomplices made a run for Directed by Nicolai Fuglsig. Jan. 23:
pened across the Jan. 26: • Geostorm. PG-13
it, but the posse killed them both. By the
border in Mexico so • Forever My Girl (Roadside) — Alex Roe, • Goodbye Christopher Robin. PG
time the other members of the posse
it’s hard to confirm. Augustine Chacon Jessica Rothe, John Benjamin Hickey. Directed • The Killing of a Sacred Deer. R
returned, the firing had stopped and they
No matter the count, by Bethany Ashton Wolf. Jan. 30:
moved in to find Chacon wounded and
he was definitely as ruthless as any out- • Maze Runner: The Death Cure (20th • Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween.
arrested him.
law. Century-Fox) — Rosa Salazar, Thomas Brodie- PG-13
They took him to jail where the court
Chacon was born in 1861 in Mexico. In
found him guilty of the murder of Deputy
1889 he moved across the border where

‘Photograph 51’ is
Salcido, and sentenced him to hang. But
he became known as a good cowboy,

Chacon cut his way through a 10-inch

based on true story

then got into an argument with ranch
adobe jail wall reinforced with pine
owner Ben Ollney concerning three
months’ pay. Ollney refused to pay him
Some say fellow inmates made a lot of
and heated words were exchanged before or most theater groups, planning a
noise singing and playing guitars to dis-
Chacon rode off. After a night of drink- season means planning a season
tract the guards. Or maybe a young
ing, Chacon returned to the ranch deter- of popular standards, with maybe
woman distracted the guard by seducing
mined to get his money. one “daring” show so actors and direc-
Ollney again refused to pay him and tors get to stretch their creativity.
Chacon was free and back across the
this time added insults while drawing his But that never has been true of No
border again. He joined the Federal
pistol, but Chacon was faster with a gun, Strings Theatre in Las Cruces. Their
Rurales, a special police force controlled
shooting Ollney dead. Five of Ollney’s season is mostly new and different, and
by the president of Mexico. Chacon last- a perfect example is their January-
cowboys ran to the scene and Chacon
ed there a year before leaving to return to February offering of “Photograph 51.”
killed four of them. The fifth got away to
his outlaw ways. The play, which was first presented only
tell Ollney’s brother, who found six men
Outlaws were still crossing the border, a few years ago, is based on the true laborator) and I retired from NMSU and
to help run Chacon down.
and troubles were so widespread that the story of Dr. Rosalyn Franklin (played built the Black Box Theatre in 2000,
Chacon fled south into a box canyon,
territorial governor, Oakes Murphy, by Nicole Kidman when first presented and this is our 18th season. I have been
where the posse caught up with him and
formed the Arizona Rangers. The first in London), a scientist when there directing three out of the seven plays
called for his surrender. Chacon would
captain was Burton Mossman, who set weren’t many women scientists. It we produce each year, and Peter has
have none of that. Riding out heavily
his sights on capturing Chacon. To focuses on the often-overlooked role of designed lights and sets for most of our
armed he charged the posse, killing a productions.”
accomplish that he had to get Chacon on Franklin, an X-ray crystallographer, in
number of them then rode off with only a In the current production, Nora
the U.S. side of the border. Mossman the discovery of the double helix struc-
wound to his arm. Two days later Medina plays Franklin. Rounding out
posed as an outlaw himself, and ture of DNA while working at King’s
Ollney’s entire family was killed. Chacon the cast are Scott Peterson as Dr.
approached Chacon’s old gang member College London.
claimed he was with a woodcutter seeing “Dr. Rosalyn Franklin was working Maurice Wilkins; Matthew Frietze as
Alvord. Alvord agreed to help for the
to his wound when the murders were with Dr. Maurice Wilkins in the early Ray Gosling, a graduate student work-
reward money offered for Chacon. It took
committed. Also at the woodcutter’s 1950s on the structure of DNA at the ing on his Ph.D. in Dr. Wilkin’s lab;
about three months to find Chacon.
shack were Burt Alvord and Billy Stiles, same time that Drs. James Watson and Joseluis Solorzano as Dr. James
They finally met up with Chacon and
two train robbers who teamed up with Frances Crick were working in a com- Watson; David Arias as Dr. Frances
decided to steal horses from the Green
Chacon. peting laboratory,” Herman said. “The Crick; and Joshua Taulbee as Dr. Don
Ranch seven miles on the Arizona side of
Chacon’s gang mostly operated as play shows the attitudes of male scien- Casper, a postdoctoral fellow who
the border. Before leaving, Alvord works with Dr. Franklin.
horse thieves and cattle rustlers. They tists towards marginalizing bright
slipped up to Mossman and whispered, “I “Since all six characters are/were real
worked both sides of the border, living in women scientists at the time.”
brought Chacon to you but you don’t people, it was very important for the
the mountains of Sonora, but crossing The title of the play comes from the
seem able to take him. I’ve done my nickname given to an X-ray diffraction actors and myself to understand the his-
into Arizona to steal or to sell off stolen
share and I don’t want him to suspect me. image taken by Raymond Gosling in torical background of the play,” Herman
property, and then retreating back into
Remember that if you take him you have May 1952, under the supervision of said. But her cast has worked so hard on
promised that the reward shall go to me, Franklin. It was critical evidence in this, it has made her job a joy.
Chacon reportedly robbed a casino
and that you’ll stand by me at my trial if identifying the structure of DNA. Still, she added, the growing theater
killing four people and held up a stage-
I surrender. You sure want to be mighty Herman said she was intrigued when can always use more help with the
coach. He was also blamed for the death
careful, or he’ll kill you. So long.” she saw the play in Albuquerque. seven-play season, plus playing host to
of a group of sheepherders.
Mossman later found his moment while “Directing it was appealing to me other dance, music, visual art and per-
In 1895 Chacon’s gang robbed a gener-
Chacon was sitting on the ground. The because I was a scientist for my first formance groups.
al store in Morenci, Ariz. They entered “We are happy to have volunteers help
undercover Arizona Ranger captain point- career (professor of biology at NMSU
the store and stabbed the manager in his us with productions on stage (actors,
ed his pistol at Chacon, which Chacon at for 21 years). The play is certainly
sleep. The wounded manager played dead directors, designers) or behind the
first thought was a joke. about a very important scientific discov-
until the gang departed, and then went to scenes (stage crew, house managers,
Mossman assured him it was not, dis- ery, but most interesting to me was the
tell police. treatment of Dr. Franklin as a woman in stage managers). Just give us a call.”
armed him and took him for a train ride
After looting the place Chacon’s gang a male-dominated scientific environ-
to jail. There Chacon was hanged for the Carol Viescas is a veteran of
had headed for their cabin that over- ment. Sadly, not much has changed in
murder of Deputy Salcido. community theater and teaches
looked the town. The next morning the over 60 years.” journalism at Bel Air High School
sheriff and his posse began following the Herman’s interest in theater grew in
gang’s trail. The bandits were waiting for John McVey Middagh is a former 1997 when she started taking courses in No Strings Theatre Company presents
“Photograph 51” Jan. 26-Feb. 11 at
them and burst out of the house seeking saddle shop owner. You can reach theater at NMSU.
Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Main in Las
cover behind some boulders as the posse him at “Peter (her husband and theatrical col- Cruces. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.

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UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners’
home games are at the Don Haskins Center.
Games are 7 p.m., except as listed. Call or
check website for ticket prices. Information:
747-5234 or
• Thursday, Feb. 1: WKU
• Saturday, Feb. 3: Marshall
• Saturday, Feb. 10: UTSA
• Thursday, Feb. 22: Louisiana Tech
• Saturday, Feb. 24: Southern Miss
UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home
games are in the Don Haskins Center. Ticket
information: 747-5234 or
• Friday, Feb. 2: UAB, 7 p.m.
• Saturday, Feb. 10: Louisiana Tech, 1 p.m.
• Friday, Feb. 23: UTSA, 7 p.m.
UTEP Department of Music —
Performances are at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Tickets prices vary; most performances are $5
($3 students/military; free for UTEP faculty,
students and staff).Information: 747-5606 or Marathon; and $40 for the 5K; and 10 for a kids dash. Entry fees at the Race Expo the day
• Jazz Concert is 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8. before the race go up $10.
• Horn Choir performance is 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 10. WWE Live Road to WrestleMania —
• UTEP Percussion and Pandemonium Steel The professional wrestling event returns at
Band performs at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11. 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, to UTEP’s Don
• UTEP Wind Symphony is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Haskins Center. Tickets: $15-$100
Feb. 13. (Ticketmaster). Headline bout is the WWE
• UTEP Symphony performs 7:30 p.m. Championship Match: WWE Champion A.J.
Tuesday, Feb. 27. Styles vs. Randy Orton vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
vs. Kevini Owens vs. Sami Zayn. Smackdown
El Paso Rhinos - El Paso’s Junior League ice Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair, Naomi
hockey team’s home games are 7 p.m. Friday and Becky Lynch take on the Riott Squad.
and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Various other WWE stars will be featured.
Hospitals of Providence Events Center, 4100
E. Paisano. Tickets: $5-$30. Information: 479- Danielle Talamantes – El Paso Pro-Musica
PUCK (7825) or presents the Metropolitan Opera Star 5 p.m.
• Feb. 9-11: Tulsa Jr. Oilers. Paint the Ice fol- Tuesday, Feb. 20, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts
lowing Sunday game. Recital Hall and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.
• Feb. 23-25: Dallas Snipers. 21, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall. Tickets:
$25; $20 seniors, military; $5 students.
Bettman & Halpin and Chocolate Information: 747-8163 or
Buffet — The folk/Americana duo perform
for the annual Valentine’s Day event at 7 p.m. Anime El Paso — EPCon hosts the new
Saturday, Feb. 10, at Flickinger Center for Anime festival Feb. 24-25, at El Paso
Performing Arts in Alamogordo. Tickets: $10, Convention Center. Tentative guests include
$20 and $30. Information: (575) 437-2202 or voice actors from the anime series RWBY.
Tuff Hedeman West Texas Shootout
Coin Show - The International Coin Club of — The 12th annual Casa Ford Tuff Hedeman
El Paso’s 55th annual Coin Show is Feb. 16-18 Championship Challenge bull riding event at 8
at El Maida Hall, 6331 Alabama, with tables of p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the El Paso County
coins, paper money, medals and tokens. Hours Coliseum, 4100 Paisano. Tickets: $10-$75
are 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Ticketmaster). Information: 534-4329 or
Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Information: 241-6977, 533-6001 or on
Facebook at International Coin Club of El Paso.
‘The Odyssey’ — American Southwest
Theatre Company presents Homer’s classic
Feb. 16-25, at NMSU’s Center for the Arts.
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 and
7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $17. Information:
(575) 646-4515 or
Orange and Blue Day — UTEP’s
Enrollment services hosts a day for prospective
UTEP students to learn about the school’s
offerings Saturday, Feb. 17. Information: 747-
5890 or
Spanish Colonia Art Market — Spanish
Colonial Art Society in Santa Fe hosts the 4th
annual Las Cruces market 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb.
17-18, at Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces, 705 S.
Telshor. Admission information: (505) 982-
2226 or
Springfoot El Paso Marathon, Half
Marathon and 5K — The annual races are
Sunday, Feb. 18. Information: elpaso- Registration (through Feb. 17)
is $110 for the Marathon, $75 for the Half

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isions and dreams were once Advertiser Index
powerful forces in matters of Alliance Française 33 EPSMF 9 Parks & Recreation 35
faith, but through the centuries
of Enlightenment and Scientific Alma Calderon 20 El Paso Symphony 6 Paseo Christian Church 9
Rationalism they’ve fallen out of favor,
even among those who otherwise might Ardovino’s Desert Cross’g 8 Escamilla Gallery 26 Perkins Jewelry Supply 29
be considered faithful. Perhaps the least
studied book among Christians in the Ardovino’s Pizza 15 Flickinger Center 2 Perma Floors 7
New Testament is the book of
Revelation, which is entirely based on a unable to convey his vision to anyone
vision received by the author identified else, and is branded insane. Around and About Tours 6 Fountain Theatre 31 PhiDev Inc 22
as John (who may or may not have been The problem of being granted a vision
the John who wrote the gospel). of worlds beyond what we know is that ATMAS Healing 13 Furrs Family Dining 33 Precision Prosthetics 25
Revelation is full of strange imagery, we have to revert to a language that is
such as a beast with ten horns and seven known and familiar, so of course our Azar Nut Shop 21 Hacienda de Mesilla 5 PTEP 21
heads, and it’s hard to figure out how lit- descriptions fall short or, as in
erally to take its description of end Revelation, they seem somewhat bizarre. Bert Saldana Art Gallery 8 Hal Marcus Gallery 5 ReidSan 27
times. For centuries Christian have How would someone from the late 1st
debated topics like the Rapture and doc- Century A.D. try to describe a world Books Are Gems 6 Hans Martial Arts 21 Reiki & Crystals 23
trinal issues like pre- and post-millenni- revolutionized by complex machines,
alism. The final chapters’ description of electronics and mass media? Bruce’s Air 30 Inni Heart Eatery 25 Romans Art Design 16
the Final Judgment and the New When the vision involves a series of
Jerusalem are full of symbolism that are future events, the confusion is even Cattleman's 12 KTEP 24 Silver City MainStreet 15
foreign to modern readers. greater. While perhaps some people may
Part of the problem is that the modern indeed receive a vision of what’s ahead, Ceci Burgos Counseling 20 Leo’s Mexican Food 33 Sunland Pk Racetrack 17
mind tries to process visionary language they may not be able to discern the near
analytically, which is a bit like trying to future from the far future. It’s like see- Chuck's Bicycle Repair 28 Links of El Paso 6 Texas Star Beverage 12
study art by breaking down the chemical ing several mountain ranges in the dis-
components of the oils used and the tance: We see them all as part of one
Clinton A King MD 7 Magoffin Hall 30 The Cleaners 28
physics of the brushstrokes. Visions range because we cannot see what lies
work through the imagination, and a between each range.
book like Revelation can only speak to For me, the main point of Revelation is Eden Enterprises 8 Magoffin Home SHS 31 Townhouse for Rent 14

us through our own imagination. that history is marching toward a culmi-

When it comes to such visions, I’m nation, and is neither an endess cycle El Paso Art Association 13 Marie Otero 29 UTEP Athletics 20

reminded of the classic book “Flatland,” nor a climb up the ladder of manmade
in which a hexagonal citizen of a two- progress. The point is not so much how EPCC 33 The Marketplace 11 Vanities 18

dimensional universe is lifted from his the end will unfold, but rather that there
plane of existence by a three-dimension- is both an end and a new beginning that El Paso Live 3 Mesilla Book Center 23 Village Inn 27

al sphere, who shows him the inner lies ahead.

El Paso Opera 10 Mission Del Rey 7 Walgreens 30
workings of his world. Once released Randy Limbird is editor of El Paso Scene.
back to “Flatland,” the hexagonal hero is Comments? Write him at El Paso Playhouse 12 Mustard Seed Café 31 Western Traders 31

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