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Counting down to final stages of mammoth, $158 million
Westside freeway project — and the new Border West
Expressway won’t be far behind.
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Page 2 El Paso Scene March 2018
march 2018
ROUNDUP Roundup 3-10
Behind the Scene 4
Scene Spotlight 4
Here’s the Ticket 11-13
Program Notes 14
Music 15
Dance 15
Sports 16-18
G0 10 Project 19-21
Nature 22
Viva Juárez 23
Wheel of Fortune’s Wheelmobile — At the Museum 23-24
The “Wheel of Fortune” show’s promotional Gallery Talk 25
vehicle will be in El Paso in search of game Taking a Look Back 26
players 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday,
Southwest Art Scene 27-28
March 3-4, at Speaking Rock Entertainment
Center, 122 S. Old Pueblo Drive. Fans can fill Keep on Bookin' 29
out an application, have their name drawn at Liner Notes 29
random to play a version of the game on stage, El Paso FishNet 29
win prizes and be evaluated as a potential con- On Stage 30
Film Scene 31-32
testant for the broadcast show. Information: or
Searches will be held at 2, 3:30 and 5 p.m., Stage Talk 32
with each show lasting about an hour. April preview 33
History Lessons 33-34
Home and Garden Expo — The 18th
annual expo is March 9-11 at the El Paso
Convention Center. Hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Scene User’s Guide 11
Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Advertiser Index 34
to 5 p.m. Sunday. Area companies display the Subscription Form 34
latest products and services for homeowners.
Admission: $7.50 ($6.50 for age 65 and older;
free for 16 and under and active military). $1 Wire, Pro “O”, Sancho Villa, King Octopus,
off adult admission with canned good donation Rawger North and “One” Metallica Tribute.
to El Pasoans Fighting Hunger. Information:
(361) 882-2071 or Celebre Segundo Barrio Festival —
Celebrity guest is Matt Blashaw, star of DIY Celebre Segundo Barrio hosts a health fair and
Network’s “Yard Crashers.” family day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March
The show features gardening, landscapes and 17, at the Lydia Patterson Institute, 517 S.
outdoor living as well as aisles of home Florence. The free family-friendly event offers
improvement. live entertainment, games, food booths, health
Also offered is a New Product Zone, Kids’ fair including free screenings, and food give-
Zone, Pet Zone with pet adoptions and away for registered Southside households.
GoTexan art, gift and gourmet center. Admission is free; food costs vary. Information:
533-8268 or
Sun Country Doll Folks — The club’s
44th annual doll show and sale is 9 a.m. to 3 Kidtona Power Kar Race — El Paso Parks
p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Best Western and Recreation hosts its Power Kar Race for
Plus, 6655 Gateway West. The event showcas- ages 4 to 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday,
es several tables of antique, collectable and March 17, at Marty Robbins Park, 11600 Vista
modern dolls, accessories, clothing, miniatures, del Sol. Helmets mandatory. Registration: $10.
books and other toys. Free doll appraisals Information: 212-1731 or
offered. A “doll hospital” is available on site.
Admission: $3 ($1 children 12 and younger). Wyler Aerial Tramway Anniversary —
Information: 637-3438. The Tramway’s anniversary celebration is noon
Texas Showdown Festival — The 8th tat- to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 17, in the parking
too and music festival is noon to midnight lot, 1700 McKinley, celebrating 17 years of
Friday through Sunday, March 16-18, at El becoming a State Park. Live entertainment,
Paso County Coliseum, with 300 tattoo artists, family activities, guided hikes, exhibitors and
tattoo competitions, food and other vendors, food trucks. Parking at Bien Vivir Senior Health
beer and tequila tents, car show, live music, (2300 McKinley). The event is free, but cost for
tBorder Bike Run and show, and Showdown tramway rides ($8 for adults and $4 for chil-
Freakshow. Tickets: $25 per day; $60 weekend dren 12 years and under) still applies.
pass; free for children under 12. Information at Information: 562-9899 or 566-6622. Cesar Chavez Day at Lincoln Park —
This year’s headliners: Vince Neil performing Lincoln Park Conservation Committee hosts
all the Mötley Crüe hits Friday; Long Beach the outdoor picnic in celebration of Cesar
Dub All Stars. Saturday; Jack Russell’s Great Chavez Day noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, March
White, Sunday. 25, at Lincoln Park, 4001 Durazno, with live
Other live performers include Not My music, picnic in the park, “Wheela, Pedel Car
Master, Cold Kingdom, Sleep Signals, Gold and Vicla” and more. Canned food donations
Frankincense & Myrrh, the Speed Kings,
Andromeda Theory, Dicodec, Afro Pick, Trip Please see Page 5

March 2018 El Paso Scene Page 3

Super Easter Egg Hunt — The 17th ike most Westsiders, I have been
annual egg hunt and spring bash is moaning and groaning about the I-
March 31 at Francisco Delgado Park, 10 construction project for the past
hosted by Westside Community Church. three years. We’ve dealt with countless
Page 11. lane closings, detours, sometimes com-
plete freeway closures, etc. As soon as
Go Fly a Kite — The 17th annual kite-fly- one bottleneck opens up, another one is
created. To add to the chaos, the Border
Scene Spotlight highlights events ing contest is March 31 at Francisco
Delgado Park, hosted by Westside West Expressway project has been going
advertised in this issue. on at the same time, often shutting down
Community Church. Page 21.
alternate routes to downtown.
Shen Yun — The celebration of five mil- Groovin’ Loretto Throwback Dance — So we wanted to find out what all this
lennia of traditional Chinese culture The fundraising dance for Loretto inconvenience was really leading up. Lisa
through music and dance is March 3-4 at Academy Challenge Program is April 7 Tate’s feature story this month focuses on
all the improvements that are known as
The Plaza Theatre. Pages 2 and 3.
at the Loretto Gym with music by Fungi
the GO 10 project will bring to the West
bridge to cover the expanded freeway
El Paso Live! — El Paso Live events: Mungle. Page 5.
Side, along with the Border West
lanes. That means months of traffic tie-ups.
Page 2.
Run Together 5K — Rio Grande Cancer Expressway.
The good news is the overall GO 10
• March 2: Dancing With the Stars Live!
Foundation’s 5K run for “all the colors of If the finished product is anything like
project is running ahead of schedule and
at the Abraham Chavez Theatre
cancer” is April 8 at Cohen Stadium. what TxDOT officials are telling us, we
most of it will be finished by
• March 11-12: Dirty Dancing the
Page 9. won’t be disappointed.
Thanksgiving, according to TxDOT El
Musical at the Plaza Theatre
By the time everything is completed, the
Paso District engineer Bob Bielek. That
• March 18: Acoustic evening with Pat
West Side will have more than twice the
Krystyna Robbins workshop — The El
will be the best Christmas present ever
Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Plaza Theatre
freeway capacity than it had before.
Paso artist’s spring oils and acrylics
for Westsiders.
• March 20: Disney Junior Dance Party
That’s such a dramatic increase that traf-
workshop is April 10-12 at her Upper
By the way, we encourage everyone to
On Tour, Abraham Chavez Theatre
fic jams on the West Side may become a
Valley home studio and gardens. Page 7.
sign up for the construction updates – see
The 2018 Sun City Craft Beer Festival
distant memory. Of course, at the same
the information listed under “Staying in
is April 21-22, Convention Center. Hal Marcus Gallery — The gallery fea-
time the improved highway system also
touch” on Pages 20-21.
tures works by El Paso’s Jose Cisneros,
may spur further retail and residential
Home and Garden Show — The 18th
annual Homed and Garden Show is Bill Rakocy, Manuel Acosta and Tom Lea
growth, so traffic is bound to increase. I also recommend that everyone go to
March 9-11 at El Paso Convention through April 13. Opening April 26 is “4
Unfortunately, the worst is yet to come
Center with celebrity guest Matt Amigos.” Page 2.
before this shiny new day dawns on the and watch a very realistic graphic repre-
Blashaw, star of DIY Network’s “Yard The gallery will take place in the El
West Side. sentation of what the new, improved free-
Crashers.” Page 13. Paso Artists Studio Tour April 14-15, and
Beginning this spring will be a series of way system will look like and how it will
the KCOS Arts Auction April 21-22 and
projects involving the Sunland Park change traffic flow along the West Side.
While you’re at it, you should also watch
El Paso Artists Studio Tour — Deadline
Drive interchange on I-10 that will go on
the corresponding “flyover video” at
for artists wishing to participate is March
through the fall. The demolition of the, which shows
12 for the 2018 tour of El Paso area ‘Love from a Stranger’ — El Paso
old “flyover ramp” will require two
how the Border Highway (Loop 375) is
artist studios and galleries are April 14- Playhouse present the Agatha Christie
15 on the Eastside, Northeast, excruciatingly long weekend closures
being expanded from Downtown El Paso
play April 20-May 12. Page 17.
Downtown, Central and Mission Valley, (probably around May) in which not only
and April 21-22 on the Westside and Career Day Fair — El Paso Chapter of will the entire freeway be closed, but so to the West Side, and how it will provide
Upper Valley. Page 26. The Links, Inc. hosts the career day fair will be the Sunland Park Drive bridge the equivalent of a parallel freeway.
April 21 at El Paso Community College’s crossing I-10. The closures are expected ***
to last from Friday night to Monday
Tramway Celebration — Wyler Aerial Administrative Service Center. Page 25. Myrna Zanetell in her Gallery Talk on
morning. This will wreak havoc on
Tramway hosts its 16th anniversary cele-
Page 25 pays tribute to artist John
bration March 18. Page 25.
Southern New Mexico Sunland Park Mall and surrounding mer- Houser, who died in January at age 82.
Sunland Derby — The annual running of chants. I had the opportunity to meet with John
But it gets worse! From June through many times, particularly when we were
Flickinger Center for Performing Arts
the Sunland Park Derby is March 25 at
early to mid-fall, traffic going across the putting together a booklet on the creation
events. Page 18.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino
Sunland Park Drive bridge over 1-10 will of the Fray Garcia monument. I hope his
• March 9: BYU Theater Ballet
events. Page 8.
be reduced to one lane in each direction son Ethan carries forward the vision for
• March 23: Ventriloquist Kevin Johnson
as they extend the main section of the
Crossland Gallery — Showing March 2-
the XII Travelers project.
• April 7: Selena Tribute with Karla
31 at El Paso Art Perez
Association’s gallery is “Declassified”

March 2018
EPCC Student Art Show. Opening recep- Las Cruces Arts Fair — The annual arts
tion is March 2. Page 267. fair is March 16-18 at Las Cruces Randy Limbird
Artist entries for the exhibit “On The Convention Center, hosted by Doña Ana Editor and Publisher
El Paso Scene is published by Cristo
Arts Council. Page 35.
Rey Communications as a monthly guide
Menu” being accepted through March (915) 542-1422
Cowboy Days — The annual celebration to entertainment, recreation and culture in Albert Martinez
Spring Art classes are Saturdays start-
of cowboy culture is March 3-4 at the the El Paso area. Copies are provided Advertising &
ing March 17.
Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in free at selected locations. Subscriptions Circulation Director
Magoffin Home State Historic Site are $10 a year, sent by 3rd class mail. (915) 920-7244
Las Cruces, with a concert by Josh
January events: Page 20. Circulation: 40,000 copies. Lisa Kay Tate
Grider on March 3. Page 2.

Deadline for news for the

• March 3: Cooking Class (Boston Brown News Editor
Bread) ‘What’s Your Las Cruces?’ — Branigan
April issue is March 19
(915) 542-1422 ext. 4
• March 10 and 24: Yoga with Rebecca Cultural Center in Las Cruces presents
the interactive exhibit through March 17. Editorial Associates:
Hendricks The April issue comes out March 28 Yvonne T. Herrera, Will Summers
• March 17: Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Area residents are invited to share their
Advertising Executive:
Tea Club own stories, photos and more. Page 5. El Paso Scene
Roman Martinez
• March 31: Fencing, free hands-on
Branigan Cultural Center submissions — P. O. Box 13615
Branigan Cultural Center in Las Cruces El Paso, Texas 79913 Circulation Associates:
Randy Friedman, Leo Marquez
UTEP Softball — UTEP Softball home seeks submissions through April 7 for PH: 542-1422
games are at Helen of Troy Field versus solo and group exhibits with themes E-mail: Contributing Writers:
UAB (March 17-18) and UTSA (March Carol Viescas, Brian Chozick,
relating to the Southwest. Page 21.
30-31) Page 16. Myrna Zanetell, John McVey Middagh
Fountain Theatre — Mesilla Valley Film Jay Duncan
El Paso Psychic Fair — Twelve of more
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Page 4 El Paso Scene March 2018

March Roundup entry into festival area, floating water lantern, Information: 252-9840. and younger at various recreation centers and
LED flashlight keychain, marker and wristband. People are also invited to walk the trail 8 a.m. parks 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31.
Cont’d from Page 3
Information: to 2 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 1. Children divided into different age groups. All
Food trucks and music and activities from 4 to The monument is accessible off McNutt Road events are free. Information, schedule: 212-
taken for Sin Fronteras Organizing Project.
7, with lantern designing at 7 and lantern launch (Highway 273) in Sunland Park. 0393 or
Admission is free. Information: 204-1584 or lin-
at 7:30 p.m. Additional hunts are 3:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Bash — March 29, at Chihuahuita Recreation Center,
Setup time for car show participants is 8 to 11 Super Kite Contest — The 17th annual The 17th annual family event, sponsored by
417 Charles, and Friday, March 30, at Rae
a.m.; registrations taken day of event. kite flying contest, sponsored by Westside Westside Community Church, is noon to 3
Gilmore, 8501 Diana.
Community Church, is noon to 3 p.m. p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Francisco Delgado
La Union Ecospirit Fest — El Paso Saturday, March 31, at Francisco Delgado Park, on Imperial Ridge behind Franklin High
The Golden Easter Egg Hunt and April Pools
Permaculture hosts the family friendly gathering Day is 12:15 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31,
Park, on Imperial Ridge behind Franklin High School. The event includes thousands of eggs,
of healers, artists, musicians, vendors, and at Armijo Aquatic Center, 911 S. Ochoa. El
School. Prizes for most unusual and longest- family activities including jumping balloon and
change makers of all kinds coming together to Paso Fire Department Water Rescue Team will
time in the air and most beautiful kite. The face painting, appearance by the Easter Bunny
share their gifts noon to midnight Friday provide water safety presentation beforehand.
event includes jumping balloons and face paint- and entertainment. Hunt begins at noon.
through Sunday, March 30-April 1, at 3125 Information: 212-0397 or
ing, as well as free kites for the first 50 kids Admission is free. Information: 877-8000, 490-
NM-28 in Anthony, N.M. Cost: $40 three-day
attending. Admission is free. Information: 877- 0288 or
passes; $15 per day; age 12 and younger free. Hunt schedule is 12:15 to 12:25 p.m. (age 4
8000 or
Information: 204-9963 or Eggstravaganza at the Zoo — El Paso and under); 12:30 to 12:40 p.m. (age 5-7);
Regular updates on twitter Last Thursdays — The Downtown monthly Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano, hosts Easter weekend 12:45 to 12:55 p.m. (age 8-12). Free swim is 1
@LaUnionEco_2018. evening art walk includes pubs, restaurants, activities 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and to 3:30 p.m.
stores and galleries. Information: Sunday, March 31-April 1, with candy sta-
Franklin Mountain Poppies Community Easter Sunrise Service — tions, food, live entertainment and family activi-
Preservation Celebration — The 12th ties. Zoo admission is $12 ($9 ages 60 and
The 42nd annual interdenominational service is
annual free family fun day is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 7 a.m. Sunday, April 1, at Oz Glaze Center,
Celebrating Easter
older and active duty military,including spouse,
Saturday, March 31, at the El Paso Museum of 13969 Veny Webb, in Horizon Cit. Presented
$7.50 ages 3 to 12; and free for ages 2 and
Archaeology, 4301 Transmountain in Northeast by Kiwanis Club of Horizon City. Continental
El Paso (west of U.S. 54). Admission is free.
Easter in the Park — The annual egg hunts under). Information: 212-0966,
breakfast follows. Information: 433-7506.
and Easter events are Saturday, March 24, at
Information: 755-4332. Northeaster Parade — The 40th annual
Free parking at EPCC Transmountain Campus
Alameda Park, 1321 N. White Sands, in
Transmountain Optimist parade is 10 a.m. Southern New Mexico
Alamogordo, with hunts for various age groups,
(Diana Exit & US 54), with free shuttle to and Saturday, March 31, along Dyer Street from
adult egg scramble, Easter parade, vendor, Cowboy Days — The 19th annual celebra-
from event; no parking at the Archaeology Hercules (by Magoffin Middle School) to the
games and more. Hunt times: 10 a.m. (age 0- tion of Southwest pioneer heritage is 9 a.m. to
Museum or Border Patrol Museum. former Northpark Mall site. This year’s Grand
3), 10:30 a.m. (age 4-6), 11 a.m. (age 7-9) and 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday,
The Poppies Fest was created to bring atten- Marshal is El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles
11:30 a.m. (age 10-12). Admission is free. March 3-4, at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch
tion to the need for long-term conservation in celebration of the theme “First Responders
Information: (575) 439-4142. Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Rd.,
and preservation of Castner Range. ‘R’ Super Heroes.” Co-sponsored by Mimbela
Las Cruces, with cowboy demonstrations,
Mount Cristo Rey — The mountain trail Contractors. Lineup begins at 8 a.m.
One World Water Lantern Festival — Information:
chuckwagon cooking, children’s activities,
will be open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Good Friday, mounted shooting, cowboy music, pony rides,
The premier water lantern festival is 4 to 9
March 30. The trail features stops for the tra- northeasterparade.
p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Ascarate Park gunfight re-enactments, and more. Admission:
ditional 14 Stations of the Cross, as well as
6900 Delta. All lanterns are biodegradable and Parks and Rec Easter Egg Hunts — The $5; some activities (pony rides, mechanical bull,
shrines to Our Lady of Fatima and Our Lady of mini-trail, stage coach) include additional
will be cleaned up after the event. Tickets: $40 City of El Paso Parks and Recreation hosts sev-
Guadalupe. The trail is 5 miles round trip.
through March 15; $45 day of event; includes eral Easter egg hunts and carnivals for youth 17
Please see Page 6

March 2018 El Paso Scene Page 5

March Roundup Mercado, Suite B-D. Children 12 and under are
admitted free. Information: (575) 523-6403 or
Cont’d from Page 5
Kickoff event if 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 16,
charges. Information: (575) 522-4100 or nmfar-
to see and buy work directly from the artists.
This year’s event features an indoor concert Wheels of Dreams — The Las Cruces
by country music artist and Las Cruces native Rodrunners hosts its annual show and car swap
Josh Grider at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3. meet 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at
Tickets:$19.90; age 10 and under free. Field of Dreams, 2501 Tashiro Road in Las
Other featured events: Cruces. Family event; no alcohol allowed.
Sheep to Shawl begins at 10 a.m. Saturday. Information, registration (575) 382-5463 or
Borderland Pistoleros Cowboy Mounted
Shooting group competition is 10:30 a.m. to This year’s raffle is for a GM 350 rebuilt
noon and 3 to 5 p.m. both days. engine. Tickets: $3 (four for $10; 10 for $20).
Parade of Breeds noon and 2 p.m. both days.
West Texas
Pat Howard’s working dogs herding demon-
strations presented throughout Sunday.
Enchantment Historical Productions gunfight Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering —
reenactment is 11 a.m. both days. The group The 32nd annual gathering is March 2-3 at Sul
also presents the American Fashion Show and Ross State University in Alpine, Texas, with
“Daniel F. Beatty: Purveyor of Pump Organs, stage shows and individual performances by
Clocks, and Sewing” skits both days in the nationally known cowboy poets, musicians and
museum’s theater. storytellers. Information: (432) 837-2326, 1-
CASI Chili Cook-Off tastings are 2 to 3 p.m. 800-561-3712 or
Saturday and 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday. Cups: $5. Headline events include Celtic Cowboy at
Musical performers include Eddy Harrison, 1:50 p.m. Friday, March 2, and Cowboy
Kenny Arroyos, Voz Vaqueros and Tom Foster Humor with Yvonne Hollenbeck, Chris Isaacs
Morris. and R.P. Smith at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3,
in Marshall Auditorium. Tickets: $10 per event.
Rockhound Roundup — The 53rd annual
Other headliners include Doug Figgs, Ryan
roundup for rock and gem lovers is 9 a.m. to 5
Fritz, Deanna McCall, Jay Snider and Michael
p.m. Thursday through Sunday, March 8-11, at
Stevens on Friday, and Gary Allegretto, Ross
the Southwest NM Fairgrounds in Deming,
Knox, Gary Robertson, Trinity Seely and
sponsored by the Deming Gem & Mineral
Caitlyn Taussig on Saturday. Showcase events
Society. Vendors, jewelry, drawings and raffles,
are 7:30 p.m. each night. Cost: $15.
field trips, silent auctions. Admission is free.
A chuckwagon breakfast is 7:30 a.m. each
Information: (575) 694-3598 or
morning at Poet’s Grove. Cost: $5.
From El Paso, take I-10 west to Exit 85.
Dr. Seuss Day — Inn of the Mountain Gods
Resort and Casino in Mescalero, N.M. hosts a
Something for everyone
family day Saturday, March 10 celebrating Dr. EPCC Spring Arts Festival — The 40th
Seuss, with breakfast (including green eggs and annual spring festival of performing, visual and
ham) and activities. Sessions are 9 a.m. and literary arts offers workshops, concerts, lec-
noon. Children must be accompanied by an tures and exhibits at various venues of El Paso
adult. Tickets: $10 (Ticketmaster). Information: Community College through May. Most events
1-877-277-5677 or are free, some may include nominal admission
fee. Information: 831-6479, 831-2220,
Mesilla Valley Stamp Show — The,
postage stamp show is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
or on Facebook at EPCCnews.
Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March
The Art Discipline Faculty and Staff Art
10-11, at the Las Cruces Convention Center,
Exhibition runs March 6-29, at the
680 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces, with
Administrative Service Center Foyer, Building
stamp dealers, door prizes, free stamps for jun-
A, 9050 Viscount. Closing day reception is 6 to
ior stamp collectors, exhibitions and more.
8 p.m. Thursday, March 29.
Admission and parking is free. Information:
• “Do It with Rhythm” Dr. Seuss reads are 9
(575) 202-1937 or
to 11 a.m. Friday, March 2 and 9, and
Women Veterans monument dedica- Monday, March 5, in the Northwest Library’s
tion — City of Las Cruces and the United Multipurpose Room, 6701 S. Desert.
Military Women of the SouthWest (UMWSW) • Yoga by Christina Mitchell is 10 to 11:30 a.m.
will dedicate the Women Veterans Monument Saturday, March 3, at Valle Verde A1215.
at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at Veterans • “Willingness,” A Writing Workshop with
Memorial Park, 2651 Roadrunner Parkway in Kevin McIlvoy is 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday,
Las Cruces. Among the special guests expected March 5, in Rio Grande Campus Little
to attend include Capt. Betty Somppi, a cente- Temple, 100 W. Rio Grande.
narian and original member of the first Women • Children’s College Spring Arts Dance Recital
Auxiliary Army Corp (WAAC) from 1942– is 9 a.m. Saturday, March 10, in the
1945. Information: (575) 528-4551. Administrative Service Center Auditorium.
Parking is available at Mission Lutheran • A Historical Symposium on Pop Culture in
Church, 2752 N. Roadrunner. Free shuttle the U.S., “Does Pop Culture Effect Our
service between the church and park beginning History?” is 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday, March 22,
at 8:30 a.m. in Rio Grande campus Rooms A119-121.
• The Border in Science Fiction Movies,” a
Las Cruces Arts Fair — Doña Ana Arts conversation with border writer Willibaldo
Council’s 8th annual regional juried fine arts
Delgadillo is10 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, in
event is March 16-18, in the Las Cruces
Valle Verde Room B227.
Convention Center, 680 E University.Hours
are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 César Chávez Celebration — UTEP’s
p.m. Sunday. Entertainment Friday and César Chávez Commemoration events are
Saturday. Food and beverages available for pur- hosted in March and April. Schedule to be
chase. Admission: $10 for any 2 days; advance announced. Information/times: 747-5462 or
tickets available at 2 for $15 through March 16
at Hold My Ticket, Cutter Gallery, 2640 El
Paseo, or DAAC office, 1740 Calle de Please see Page 7

Page 6 El Paso Scene March 2018

March Roundup ‘You’ve taken the MBTI, now what?’
— The Tristana R. Harvey Career Planning and Krystyna Renata Robbins
Cont’d from Page 6
Consulting Series LLC hosts a free “Lunch and

‘Feed Your Mind’ seminar series —

Learn” session noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday,
March 14, at El Paso Public Library’s Main
My Spring Workshop: Oils & Acrylics
Doña Ana Arts Council brings speakers on a
wide range of topics to the community
Branch, 501 N. Oregon. Learn to figure out
what to do with the result of the Myers-Briggs
April 10-12 9am-4pm
Thursdays through May at DAAC Arts & Type Indicator personality inventory.
Artist’s Studio & Gardens
Cultural Center, in Bulletin Plaza, 1740 Avenida Information:
5070 Yucca Pl. (Off Country Club)
de Mercado, Suites B–D. No session March 15.
Ardovino’s St. Patrick’s Day — “Darken your Darks
Evenings begin with social hour and light
Ardovino’s Desert Crossing’s Sunset Hall, One and Lighten your Lights”
refreshments 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., with seminars
Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, hosts its 14th
5:30 to 7 p.m. Cost: $95 for series; $20 per
annual St. Patrick’s Day event Saturday, March
Push and pull your paints to get great
seminar. Information: (575) 523-6403.
17, with live music food and drink. Doors open
texture and eye-catching composition Three days of fun in a “no stress”
at 6 p.m. Cover charge. Information: (575)
• March 1: Bill Key, “Everything You Want to environment. Lots of spring blooms,
589-0653 ext. 3,
Know About the Nile, But Were Afraid to Ask.” daily demos. $65 per day
• March 8: NMSU professor Stuart Munson El Paso Crohns & Autoimmune Bring your camera and lunch.
“Backyard Trailer”
McGee, “Fine Art of Craft Beer.” Disease Support Group — The support (915) 584-0953 • •
• March 22 and 29, and April 5 and 12: group meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of the
Kathleen Key, four talks on “Impressionism”. month (March 20) at Tech University Health
Sciences Center, 4800 Alberta, in the Paul
‘Reimagine I-10’ meetings — Texas
Foster Education Building, Room 211.
Department of Transportation hosts a series of
Information: Carrie Wilkie, (214) 708-2989,
open house meetings for its Reimagine I-10
Corridor Study 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and
Wednesday, March 6-7 and March 13-14. Human Trafficking Awareness Forum
The public is invited to learn about the study — El Paso Chapter, Links, Incorporated hosts
and provide input. Information: the forum on experiences and solutions Locations: designed for the El Paso border region 6 to 8
• March 6: EPCC’s Northwest Campus, 6710 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at Wyndham El Paso
Desert Boulevard Airport’s Theater, 2027 Airway. Admission is
• March 7: Mesita Elementary School free. Information:
Gymnasium, 3307 Stanton
• March 13: El Paso Multipurpose The Wellness Shop open house — The
Recreational Center, 9031 Viscount Wellness Shop, 1809 Trawood, hosts a free
• March 14: Fabens High School Gymnasium, open house 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20.
601 NE Avenue G. Learn about alternative therapies, supplements
and more. Information: (979) 255-9736.
CBD oil presentation — Free presenta-
tion on how hemp plant oil), can change health Women for Business Conference —
and well-being are 6 p.m. Wednesdays in Bestselling author Kate White is keynote
March at Embassy Suites, 6100 Gateway East. speaker for Greater El Paso Chamber of
Information, reservations: Linda, 867-2986. Commerce’s annual conference 7:30 a.m. to 5
p.m. Friday, March 23, at Marriot El Paso,
Digital currency presentation — Learn 1600 Airway. Cost: $150 ($75 members).
about coin back rewards at 7:30 p.m. Information: 534-0500 or
Wednesdays in March at Embassy Suites 6100 White is author of “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You
Gateway East, plus E-learning and E-trading. This: How to Ask for the Money, Snag the
Admission is free. Reservations: 867-2986. Promotion and Create the Career You
Deserve,” as well as 12 mysteries and thrillers.
‘Dancing Backwards in High Heels’ —
The Women’s Business Border Center of the Anti-Abduction/Active Shooter
El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce pres- Seminar —Total Defense El Paso, 1060
ents the 14th annual Women’s Business Doniphan Park Circle, hosts the seminar on
Symposium 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, using physical fitness and self-defense training
March 8, at Wyndham El Paso Airport, 2027 to educate and equip community members to
Airway. Passes: $95 ($85 EPHCC, students and respond to the event of an active shooter or
Military). Information: 566-4066 or womenbor- hostage situation 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25, led by Mike Mihalkanin,
Speakers include Heather Neary (Aunt Anne’s chief instructor of MMA Academy in San
President), Patty Arviello (New American Diego, California, and a third-degree black belt
Funding President), Elizabeth Gallagher in Krav Maga. Cost: $200 ($170 members, law
(Gallagher Group CEO), Nina Tassler (CBS enforcement officers, and military).
Senior Advisor, former Chairwoman), and Registration: Information:
Mary Kipp (El Paso Electric President and Shelly Hatch, 841-9149 or
Gunshot Wound Response Trainingis 6 to 9
International Women’s Day dinner —
p.m. Friday, March 23, led by Texas
The Polish-American Society of El Paso hosts
LawShield. Training price included with an
its 2nd annual celebration of women’s achieve-
early signup for the seminar.
ments and advocacy of equal rights Thursday,
March 8, at Coronado Country Club, 1044
Children’s Disabilities symposium —
Broadmoor. Cocktails served at 6 p.m.; dinner
The Children’s Disabilities Information
and program at 7 p.m. with speaker,
Coalition’s 29th annual symposium is 8:30 a.m.
Inspirational Woman of the Year Award pres-
to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Region 19
entation, live music, entertainment and silent
Multipurpose Center, 11670 Chito Samaniego.
auction. Ticket: $75. Information: 449-1314 or
Registration (through March 16): $15 parents
of children with disabilities; $10 UTEP and
The 2018 theme is “Press for Progress,” with
EPCC students; $10 students/youth with dis-
guest speaker Dr. Veronica Mallett, Senior Vice
abilities; $30 professionals. Information, regis-
President for Health Affairs and Dean of the
tration: 217-2747, or on
School of Medicine, Meharry Medical College
Facebook at CDICelpaso.
in Nashville, Tenn.
Please see Page 8

March 2018 El Paso Scene Page 7

March Roundup and regionally grown agricultural products is 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in the Union Plaza
Cont’d from Page 7
District along Anthony Street. Information:
212-1780 or
Keynote speakers are Fernando Miguel
Armendariz, Youth Leadership Forum mentor, Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market
presenting “Unstoppable, Overcoming — More than 230 permanent vendors in arts,
Obstacle in Life,” and Luis de Stefano with crafts, produce, baked goods and other food
“Dream Big Work Hard.” items are offered at the market 8:30 a.m. to 1
p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays along a 7-
Heal Yourself with Mind-Body block area of Main Street, Downtown.
Medicine — El Paso OASIS, 10600 Information: (575) 541-2288 or lascrucesfarm-
Montwood, Suite 114 hosts an 8-week group
process to learn self-healing skills 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesdays, through March 27. Presented by Punk Rock Flea Market — 5 to 11 p.m.
Dr. Jose Baltazar. Cost: $20 per session. the first and third Saturday of the month, at
Information: 694-6109 or mind-bodyconfer- 1710 Joe Battle. Information: elpasopunkrock- or on Facebook.
Second Saturdays Markets are 11 a.m. to 5
‘Ending Poverty is Within Your Reach’ p.m. the second Saturday of each month at
— Borgen Project, a non-profit organization
Whole Foods Market, 100 Pitt.
fighting to downsize global poverty, hosts the
free event 2 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, Upper Valley Artists and Farmers
at UTEP Centennial Plaza (by Liberal Arts Market — The artist and farmers market is 9
Building). Participants can learn how to advo- a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, at the Substation on
cate for the world’s poor in 45 seconds. Doniphan at Sunset. Admission is free.
Information: Celeste Gomez, 867-4535. Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist
& Farmers Market.
‘Nuevo Siglo Festival’ volunteers — Los
Paisanos de El Chamizal, a nonprofit organiza-
tion, will host the Hispanic-themed festival on For a good cause
“Celebrating our Past, Creating our Future”
April 7-14. Anyone interested in being
Kitty Glitter Jewelry Sale — Project Save
A Kitten’s 3rd annual sale is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
involved in other ways may visit nuevosiglo-
Saturday, March 10, Griggs and Reymond
Event House, 504 W. Griggs, Las Cruces, with
Bazaars and fairs
gently used pieces of jewelry. Admission is free.
Information: Jackye Meinecke at (575) 680-
German Spring Bazaar — The German 7749.
Air Force Air Defense Center of Fort Bliss Pre-sale opening is 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday,
hosts its 15th annual spring bazaar 11 a.m. to 5 March 9. Admission is $10.
p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Building 747 on
Team Zane Celebrity Waiter — The 9th
Carter Road in Fort Bliss. Hobby craftsmen and
annual and final celebrity waiter event 6 to 10
women will display various goods, including
p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Las Cruces
items for Easter. German food specialties like
Convention Center, 680 East University. This
bratwurst, waffles and German cakes and pas-
year’s theme is “Rock of Ages: The Farewell
tries, German beer, coffee and soft drinks.
Tour” benefitting Hearts for Autism. Tickets:
Admission is free. Information: 201-5939, 201-
$60 at (505) 263-5918. Information: (575) 526-
5980 or
0100 or
All proceeds help the center’s “Aid for the
Needy” charity. Sunland Derby Gala — Country music leg-
end Neal McCoy performs at Sunland Park
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Racetrack & Casino’s 15th annual gala benefit-
Crossing — The market runs 9 a.m. to 1 ting the Alzheimer’s Association at 6:30 p.m.
p.m. Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing,
Friday, March 23, in the Turf Club. Events
One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M.
begin with a silent auction and celebrity meet
Information: (575) 589-0653, or
and greet; McCoy performance at 8 p.m.
on Facebook at FarmersMarketatADC.
Tickets: $100; tables available. Information,
A Book Exchange is the first and third
RSVP: 544-1799 or
Saturday of the month.
The running of the Sunland Derby and The
St. Patrick’s Day and “Spring Forward to a
Oaks (for fillies) is Sunday, March 25.
Healthy Lifestyle” is March 17, with a celebra-
tion of spring produce, a Leprechaun Scavenger Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk —
Hunt, video on “The Real Story of St. Patrick’s The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s fundraising 5K
Day,” and kids’ crafts and snacks. walk is 10 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at
Easter Egg Hunt is March 31 for kids. Hunt Eastwood (Album) Park, 3110 Parkwood.
begins at 10 a.m. with games at 10:30 a.m. Various activities, games and food to benefit
the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Admission is
El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. free, but donations are welcome and walkers
to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25,
are encouraged to form a team online and raise
at Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway, at Boeing.
money for the cause. Information: rockymoun-
Admission: $5 for both days (private readings Register at
not included with admission). Free admission
with active duty military I.D. Information: 345- Elks Lodge Toiletries Drive — Elks
6245 or Lodge 187, 2278 Trawood, Suite C, will host
the first of its monthly toiletries collection
Harry Potter Meet at Platform 9 3/4 drives noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 24.
Market — A vendors market celebrating the They will collect new items all year to benefit
world of Harry Potter is 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday,
the area’s homeless, veterans, and victims of
March 24, at Boardwalk Food and Truck
violence, among other groups in need. Items
Market, 1773 Pali Drive, with food and ven-
will be accepted during regular lodge hours, 9
dors, costume contests and more. Admission is
a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, plus
free. Information: 588-0386.
Fridays after 6 p.m. Information: 532-4441 or
Downtown Artist and Farmers Market
— The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural
Affairs Department’s market for area artists Please see Page 9
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March Roundup Club news
Cont’d from Page 8 Doña Ana Photography Club (DAPC)
— The club hosts free photography programs,
Items needed include toilet paper, tooth- open to the public, 7 to 9 p.m. the first and
brush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner and third Tuesday of the month at Southwest
body wash. Environmental Center, 275 N. Downtown Mall
Items can also be send directly to the lodge in Las Cruces. Information: (575) 522-1691 or
by ordering online at under the
“Elks Lodge 187 TTP Wishlist.” • March 6: Paul Schranz, photographer,
Lords and Ladies Pageant — Miracle teacher and director of the Preston Art Center,
League of El Paso’s 2nd annual fundraising pag- will be leaving Las Cruces in June. He will pres-
eant is 5 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Bowie ent a retrospective on his photography.
High School, 801 San Marcial. Participants with • March 20: “DAPC Photo Competition.”
disabilities will share their talents. Tickets: $25; Photos judged and discussed, plus photos from Information: 779-4770, mira- the theme “Underexposed” will be shown. or on Facebook. A “Creating Better Photographs” camera
camp, third in a 5-part series, designed to teach
Stroll for Epilepsy — The leisurely family the basics of the camera, is 9 a.m. to noon
walk to raise awareness of epilepsy is 8 to Saturday, March 10. Cost: $5 per class (free
10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at Ascarate for club members).
Park, 6900 Delta. Walk kicks off with a rally.
Registration begins at 8 a.m.; stroll begins at 9 Germania Club — The Germania Club of
a.m. Participants asked to raise at least $25 for El Paso’s monthly luncheon is at 11:30 a.m.
the cause. Participation is free. Information: Thursday, March 8, at the Underwood Golf
(888) 548-9716 or Course, 3200 Coe, Fort Bliss. Newcomers
welcome. Information, reservations: 755-5471.
March Madness symphony fundraiser
— The 20th annual fundraiser benefiting the El Westside Welcome Club — Information:
Paso Symphony Orchestra’s education and out-
reach programs is Monday, April 2, at the El The monthly free newcomers coffee is 10
Paso Country Club, featuring the NCAA Men’s a.m. Friday, March 9, at El Paso Community
Basketball Championship finals on several wide- Foundation’s Foundation Room,
screen televisions. Games begin about 7 p.m., 333 N. Oregon. No RSVP necessary.
pre-game activities and dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets The monthly luncheon is 11:30 a.m.
to be announced. Information, reservations: Wednesday, March 14, at Billy Crews
532-3776 or Restaurant, 1200 Country Club, in Santa
March Madness Golf Tournament is 1 p.m.; Teresa. Patty Tiscareno, executive director of
registration at 10:30 a.m. Lunch at 11 a.m. teh Rio Grande Cancer Foundation, will dis-
cussing the foundation and the All Colors of
State Veterans Home donations — Cancer 5K Race on April 8. Social hour begins
Ambrosio Guillen Texas State Veterans Home, at 11 a.m. Newcomers welcome; reservations
9650 Kenworthy, welcomes donations to help required. Cost: $22 (by March 9); mail check
make life better for its residents. Local artist to WWC, PO Box 13167, 79913. Information,
Krystyna Robbins recently presented her mural reservations: Alicia Sanchez, 449-2121.
“Old Glory,” to the home, which can currently
be seen there. Information: Darrell McGahhey, L‘Alliance Française d’El Paso —
587-7300 or Information: 246-3810, 585-1789, or on Facebook at
Fort Bliss Spring session II French classes begin Monday
Pot O’ Gold Bingo — The Centennial at March 19, and Saturday March 24 for chil-
Fort Bliss hosts bingo events 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. dren and adults. Information: 346-3810.
Wednesdays, Feb. 28-March 14, with a Alliance Française d’El Paso presents films at 2
chance to win $1,000 golden dollars. Bingo p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25, at
bliss is every Wednesday and Saturday. Doors the International Museum of Art, 1211
open at 4:30 p.m. Paper packs start at $15 on Montana, as part of the 5th annual “Festinema
Wednesdays and $20 on Saturdays. Open to all Junior 2018” French film festival and education-
valid DoD ID card holders 18 and older, and al outreach program for children and adoles-
guests. Information: 744-8427. cents to celebrate “Le Mois de la
The winning name will be drawn during St. Francophonie”(French-speaking Month).
Patty’s night bingo March 17. • March 24: “Polina, danser sa vie” for ages
Armed Forces Day Parade partici- • March 25: “Le Roi et l’oiseau” for ages 5-12.
pants — Marching bands, community and Event information: 585-1789, josette.shaugh-
school organization floats, entertainment acts,,
and more are being sought to participate first
ever Armed Forces Day and Parade Club Friendship — The club meets 11 a.m.
Celebration planned for Saturday, May 19 on Tuesday, March 27, at St. Paul’s Methodist
Fort Bliss. Deadline to submit applications is Church, 7000 Edgemere. Program is “Hobo
April 2. Information, 588-8247 or 568-2554. Codes During the Great Depression” present-
This would be the first official parade in ed by Patricia Kiddney. Cost: $10 includes pro-
decades in the historic district of Fort Bliss. gram and luncheon. All history enthusiasts wel-
come but must RSVP by March 23: 591-2326.
Resiliency through Art – The Art &
Hobby Shop at Fort Bliss opens its studio doors Discover El Paso — The monthly luncheon
for those who want to create their own art, meeting is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March
pottery, photography and more 9 a.m. to 3 27, at Coronado Country Club, 1044
p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Cost: $25 for Broadmoor. Business meeting at 11 a.m.; lunch
two hours (includes most supplies in multiple serve at noon with guest speaker to be
artistic mediums and instructors to help along announced. Cost: $23 (in advance only.
the way). Open to DoD ID card holders and Reservations deadline is March 22: 598-6376.
guest age 15 and older. Ages 15 through 17 Information:
must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
Information: 568-5563. Please see Page 10
March 2018 El Paso Scene Page 9
March Roundup Spring break programs
Cont’d from Page 9 First Tee Spring Break Camp — First
Tee of Greater El Paso hosts camps Monday
PEEP Learning Lab — Photography through Thursday, March 12-15, for ages 5-
Enthusiasts of El Paso hosts a series of five 18. Registration:
workshops, 6 to 8 p.m. the fourth Wednesday Camps at Ascarate Golf Course, 6900 Delta
every other month, at 500 W Paisano, second include golf skills, 10 a.m. to noon, with on
floor meeting room. Cost: $5 per workshop course play 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $52.50 for skills;
(free for PEEP members); $20 for all work- $77 for on course play; $102.50 for both.
shops in the series. Light refreshments served. Camp at Fort Bliss Underwood Golf Complex
Payment at the door or at is 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $75.
• March 28: Color Theory with Sazhrah Topgolf Spring Academy — Topgolf, 541
Gutierrez Vin Rambla, hosts half-day golf clinics of for age
6-12 9 a.m. to noon Monday through
Singles in the Son - The group develops Wednesday, March 12-14, for kids. Golf clubs
friendships among Christian singles ages 30 to will be provided, but children are welcome to
50. Bible study held weekly; call days. bring their own. Cost: $119 (includes lunch).
Weekend events subject to change. All denomi- Registration at Information:
nations are welcome. Membership is free. 845-9028 or
Information: Andy, 471-1997, or on Facebook. El Paso Museum of Art — Classes are
Tuesday through Friday March 13-16.
El Paso Northeast Quilters Guild — Advance registration required. Morning classes
Monthly meetings are 7 to 9 p.m. the second are $75 ($60 museum members); ceramic
Thursday of the month (March 8) at Grace classes are $86 ($70 members). Information,
Presbyterian Church, 8001 Magnetic (at registration: 212-3062, epmaeducation@elpa-
Titanic). Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. or
Information: Morning classes are 9:30 a.m. to noon (pho-
El Paso Philatelic Society — The El Paso tography, age 10-13), (ceramics, age 6-9),
stamp club meets 7 to 9 p.m. the second (drawing and painting, age 6-9).
Tuesday of every month (March 13) at St. Afternoon classes are 1 to 3:30 p.m. (ceram-
Clement’s Episcopal Church, 810 N. Campbell ics, age 10-13), (cartoon, age 6-9), (drawing
(at Montana). Admission is free for first-time and painting, age 10-13).
visitors; $12 annual membership fee. Museum of History — El Paso Museum of
Information: 833-5154. History, 510 N. Santa Fe, hosts Spring Break
International Coin Club — El Paso’s only Campus 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday,
coin club meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday March 13-16, for ages 8-12. This year’s camp
of the month at St. Paul’s United Methodist is “History Theater.” Participants learn about
Church, 7000 Edgemere. Admission free for theater with activities, crafts and acting. Cost:
first-time visitors. Information: 533-6001, 241- $70 ($55 members). Information: 212-3163, or
6977 or on Facebook. Applications at
Paso del Norte Quilt Guild — The Spring Break workshops also offered 1 to 4
guild’s regular meeting is 9:30 a.m. the second p.m. Cost per workshop: $38 ($30 members).
Saturday (March 10) of the month, at • Tuesday, March 13: Making Your Own
University Presbyterian Church, 631 Resler. Stereoscope workshop
Information: • Wednesday, March 14: Learn about the
Camino Real
Area attractions • Thursday, March 15: Leather Crafting.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — Archaeology Camp — El Paso Museum of
1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Archaeology, 4301 Transmountain in Northeast
Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 El Paso (west of U.S. 54), hosts its camp 9 a.m.
a.m. Sunday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 2 to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, March 13-
a.m. Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday 16, for ages 7 to 12, with presentations, activi-
and Saturday. Live racing is Friday, Saturday, ties, crafts and more. Cost: $70 per child ($55
Sunday and Tuesday through April 17. Post members). Registration: Jen McCollough, 755-
time is 12:30 p.m. Simulcast racing begins at 10 4332 or
a.m. everyday. General admission and parking
are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sun- Princess Camp — UTEP Professional and Public Programs Extended University hosts a
camp for girls age 5 to 8 to “be the Belle of the
Western Playland — The amusement park Ball” 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 17 on
is at 1249 Futurity Dr. in Sunland Park, N.M. the UTEP campus. Learn the importance of
across from the racetrack. Tickets (tax not kindness, respect and good manners. Princess
included): $21.21 42 inches or taller or $16.60 costumes welcome. Cost: $75. Registration:
juniors 34 to 41 inches (pay one price); $5 non- 747-5142 or
rider admission. Individual ride tickets are
$2.50; rides are 1 or 2 tickets. Information: Las Cruces Spring Break Camp — City
(575) 589-3410, of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department
March through May hours are 2 to 9 p.m. Spring Camp is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
Saturdays, plus Tuesday through Friday, March through Friday, March 19-23, at Frank
13-17 for spring break, and Friday, March 30, O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W.
and 2 to 7 p.m. Sundays. Bell, for grades K-5. Participants may also par-
ticipate on a daily drop-in basis each camp day.
Wyler Aerial Tramway — The state park Lunch not provided. Registration at Parks and
tramway, 1700 McKinley, gives passengers a Recreation Department office and centers.
view of Texas, New Mexico and Mexico from Parents must provide proof of child’s grade.
Ranger Peak, elevation 5,632 feet. Cost is $8 Cost: $100 per child ($20 per day drop-in).
($4 for children 12 years and under). Hours are Cost for field trips will be announced in
noon to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. advance. Information: Recreation Programs,
to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday through (575) 541-2550.
Thursday. Information: 562-9899 or 566-6622.

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For event tickets sold through Ticketmaster, TobyMac — The Christian rocker headlines
call 1-800-745-3000 or go to the 2018 “Hits Deep Tour” is 7 p.m. Saturday, Unless indicated, prices list- March 10, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center,
ed do not include service charges. with Mandisa, Danny Gokey, Ryan Stevenson
and Finding Favour. Presented by Food for the
Dancing with The Stars Live! — The
Hungry. Tickets: $15-$70 (Ticketmaster).
hottest dance show on television returns with
“Light Up the Night” at 7:30 p.m. Friday,
March 2, at Abraham Chavez Theater, with ‘Dirty Dancing’ — Broadway in El Paso
many of the show’s professional dancers per- presents the worldwide smash hit at 7 p.m.
forming ballroom and contemporary dances Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 11-12,
from the ABC hit show. Tickets: $45, $55 and at The Plaza Theatre, with smash hits “Hungry
$75. VIP packages: $199 to $599 Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and
(Ticketmaster). the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My
Life.” Tickets: $35-$70 at(Ticketmaster).
Josh Grider — The country music per-
former and Las Cruces native will perform at 7 Cheech & Chong — The comedy duo per-
p.m. Saturday, March 3, at 7 p.m. at the New forms at 8 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Inn of the
Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Mountain Gods Resort and Casino in
Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces, as part of Mescalero, N.M. Shows start at 8 p.m. Age 21
the museum’s Cowboy Days. The indoor con- and older admitted. Tickets: $29-$89 through
cert and dance is part of Grider’s spring tour to or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-
promote his forthcoming album, “Good 877-277-5677 or
People.” Tickets: $19.90; age 10 and under
free ( La Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga —
Cowboy Days is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, The popular Mexican group performs at 8 p.m.
and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 3-4. March 17, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center.
Admission: $5; age 4 and younger free. Tickets: $39- $129. (Ticketmaster).
Concert tickets separate. Information: (575) ‘Tejano Legends’ — Grammy winners
522-4100 or Ruben Ramos and Johnny Hernandez headline
Shen Yun 2018 — The celebration of 5,000 the Tex-Mex music style tour at 7:30 p.m.
years of Chinese culture through music and Saturday, March 17, at the Plaza Theatre.
dance returns to the area for three shows Tickets: $25 to $45(Ticketmaster).
March 3-4, at The Plaza Theatre, with an all- Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo – One of
new program with live orchestra. rock’s most successful unions presents and inti-
Performances are 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 mate acoustic show at 7:30 p.m. Sunday,
p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $80-$120. Information: March 18, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets:
1-800-380-8265 or $39.50 to $92; (Ticketmaster). VIP tickets
The performance features the world’s fore- available online only: $192-$392.50
most classically trained dancers, a unique
orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling Disney Junior Dance Party — Favorite
Disney Junior characters appear live for their
El Paso Scene
animated backdrops together in one perform-
ance “heavenly realms, ancient legends and “Dance Party” on tour at 6 p.m. Tuesday,
modern heroic tales.” March 20, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre.
Tickets: $29-$59; VIP tickets $139-$160 with
Publication Schedule Advertising information
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general admission (Ticketmaster). Bad Bunny — One of biggest rising stars in rates, sizes and specifications is at
Latin trap music presents his ““La Nueva El Paso Scene comes out on the Wednesday You may
Duo Baldo — Showtime! El Paso closes its Religión Tour” at 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, following the fourth Monday of the month. also request a media kit by calling us at 542-
season with the duo of violinist Brad Repp, and at the El Paso County Coliseum. His Dec. 15 The deadline for news announcements is the 1422, or call our advertising director, Albert
pianist and actor Aldo Gentileschi at 2:30 p.m. show at the Coliseum sold out. Tickets are third Monday of the month. The deadline is Martinez, at 920-7244.
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$61-$141 (Ticketmaster).
Theatre. Individual tickets: $30; $10 age 6-25 be distributed beginning March 28. The dead-
(Ticketmaster). Information: 544-2022 or Romeo Santos — “The King” bachata line for camera-ready advertising is March singer and former lead vocalist of Aventura 21. For ads that require design work, please Mail subscriptions to El Paso Scene are $10 a
presents his “Golden Tour” at 8 p.m. Saturday, submit requests by March 14. year, $18 for two years and $25 for three
Popovich Comedy Pet Theater — years. A subscription form is provided on
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Paso favorite returns at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, email ( There is no
charge for news announcements. All items or on Facebook.
March 28, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets:
Steve Aoki — The two-time Grammy nomi- will be edited for brevity and style. News The entire content of each issue is posted on
our website, Besides
$49.50-$89.50 (Ticketmaster).
items should include an event name, descrip-
monthly listings and columns, the entire issue
nated producer and DJ performs at 8 p.m.
Alicia Villarreal — The Grammy-nominated tion, time, date, place, sponsoring organiza-
may be downloaded in PDF format. The web-
Sunday, March 4, at El Paso County Coliseum
Mexican singer performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, tion, information phone number and admis-
for his “Kolony Tour” with Brooklyn born rap-
April 1, at the Plaza Theatre for her “La sion prices, if any. Please include a contact site contains a digest of events listed by week
per and producer, Desiigner. Tickets: $25-$36; name and phone number. A “fill in the and annual calendar listings for each month’s
scheduled events. The website also provides a
Villarreal Tour.” Tickets: $45-$110
VIP packages available (Ticketmaster). blanks” online press release form is at
(Ticketmaster). press release form and a media kit on El Paso
Missy Andersen Experience — The R&B Scene advertising.
Circulation & distribution El Paso Scene Weekly
and blues singer performs at 7:30 p.m. ‘Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story’ —
Saturday, March 10, at the Buckhorn Opera Broadway in El Paso presents the “World’s
Most Successful Rock ‘n’ Roll Musical,” now in
House in Pinos Altos, N.M. as part of the El Paso Scene publishes about 40,000 copies
its 27th year, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 2, at A weekly digest of El Paso Scene events is
Mimbres Region Arts Council’s Indie/Folk each month, distributed throughout El Paso
available for free by email, and is also posted
and also Las Cruces, including area Village
Series. Tickets: $20; $15 MRAC members. The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30-$60
on our website. To request our free weekly
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email newsletter, go to
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Here’s the Ticket Maluma — The popular Colombian reggae- Enrique Bunbury — One of Spain’s most
ton singer returns to El Paso at 8 p.m. Friday, respected rock singers performs at 8 p.m. Glenn Miller Orchestra — The band per-
Cont’d from Page 11
April 20, at El Paso County Coliseum. His per- Friday, May 4, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: forms many of the original arrangements of hits
formance earlier this year sold out. Tickets: $39.50, $59.50 and $79.50. (Ticketmaster). by the legendary Glenn Miller at 7 p.m.
Gloria Trevi and Alejandra Guzman — $50.50, $80.50, $100.50, $120.50 and $150.50 Monday, June 18, at the Plaza Theatre.
The Latin pop-rock divas bring their “Versus
Juanes — The multiple Latin Grammy Award, Tickets: $46, $55 and $64 (Ticketmaster).
World Tour” to El Paso at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Grammy and Billboard Latin Music Award win-
April 4, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. 15th Anniversary Freestyle Explosion ner’s “Amarte Tour” is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Pepe Aguilar y Familia presentan
Tickets start at $43. VIP packages available — The “old school” jam is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at El Paso County Coliseum with Mon Jaripeo Sin Fronteras — The award-win-
(Ticketmaster). April 21, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with Laferte. Tickets: $36.95-$126.95; VIP packages ning Latin superstar Pepe Aguilar performs with
Lisa Lisa, Stevie B, Exposé, Taylor Dayne, start at $375 (Ticketmaster). special guests at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at
Thomas Rhett — ACM Male Vocalist of the Debbie Deb, Trinere, Connie, TKA, K7 and El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano.
Year, Thomas Rhett, brings his “Life Changes
Timmy T. Tickets: $28-$49.50 (Ticketmaster).
Fleet Foxes — The American indie-folk band Tickets: $71, $91, $126 and $176.50
Tour” to Las Cruces at 7 p.m. Saturday, April performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at (Ticketmaster).
7, at NMSU’s Pan American Center, with Brett Vance Joy — The multi-platinum Australian Abraham Chavez Theatre, in support of their
Young and Jillian Jacqueline. Tickets: Tickets: singer performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April first album in six years, “Crack-up.” Tickets: Luis Miguel — The famed Mexican crooner
$36.25-$80.25 (Ticketmaster). Information: 24, at The Plaza Theatre in support of his new start at $29.50 (Ticketmaster). brings North American Tour to El Paso at 8:30
(575) 646-1420. album “Nation of Two.” Tickets: $35-$49.50; p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, to UTEP’s Don Haskins
“Platinum” tickets: $80-$100.(Ticketmaster).
Ha*Ash — The sister duo, known to by their Center. Tickets: $43 to $263.20. VIP packages
Arcángel — The popular reggaeton and trap fans as the “Sold-Out Queens,” bring their 100 start at $688.(Ticketmaster).
singer Arcángel performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Zoé - The Latin Grammy-winning alt rock Años Contigo Tour to El Paso 8 p.m. Thursday,
April 13, at El Paso County band from Mexico performs at 8 p.m. May 10, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $49.50 Chris Young — The platinum-selling enter-
Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Hit hits include Wednesday, April 25, at the Plaza Theatre. . to $89.50 (Ticketmaster). tainer’s “Losing Sleep 2018 Tour” is Thursday,
“Chica Virtual,” “Pa’ Que La Pases Bien” and Tickets: $49.50 to $89.50 (Ticketmaster). Sept. 13, at NMSU’s Pan American Center in
”Por Amar a Ciegas.” “Sentimiento, Elegancia &
‘La Arpias’ — A live performance of the Las Cruces, with special guests Kane Brown
Maldad.” Tickets: $40, $50, $80 and $115
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit — The two- Spanish language comedy mystery is 6 p.m. and Morgan Evans. Tickets and VIP packages
time Grammy Award winner and his band per- Sunday, May 13, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: on sale April 13 (Ticketmaster).
form at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the Plaza $48 to $90 (Ticketmaster).
Texas Country Music Fest — Randy Theatre, in support of their highly acclaimed Fall Out Boy — The multi-platinum selling,
Rogers Band headlines the 2nd annual event at album “The Nashville Sound.” Special guest is
Thunder from Down Under — The Grammy Award winning rock band Fall Out
internationally acclaimed male revue from Boy performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the El Paso Richard Thompson. Tickets: $30-$57.50
Australia presents their 2018 “Desert Dreams” UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Special guest is
Country Coliseum, with special gusts Tracy (Ticketmaster).
World Tour at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the Machine Gun Kelly. Tickets: $43.75 to $63.75;
Byrd and other country artists from Texas.
Plaza Theatre, with dance, gymnastics, break
Tickets: $35, $45, $55 and $70 (Ticketmaster). David Sedaris — The best-selling comic VIP packages $143-$204 (Ticketmaster).
dancing, colorful costumes, humor and hard
Information: 533-9899 or author and humorist appears at 8 p.m. Friday,
bodies. Tickets: $19-$49 (Ticketmaster).
A Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Pavilion April 27, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $24.75
Venues & series
Pre-Party is 5 to 7 p.m. to $52.50 (Ticketmaster). Natalia Lafourcade — The Grammy &
Latin Grammy winner performs at 7 p.m. El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway.
ZZ Top — Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famers Billy Gordon Lightfoot — The folk/pop legend Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and
Thursday, May 17, at the Plaza Theatre, fea-
F. Gibbons, Frank Beard and Dusty Hill per- performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2014,
turing acoustic guitar duo Los Macorinos. Her 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m.
form at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $46.50-$86.50
October 2017 show at the Plaza sold out. Sunday. Tickets: $6 Thursday, $12 Friday and
Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $47.25 to (Ticketmaster).
Tickets: $35-$50 (Ticketmaster) Saturday; $8 Sunday, unless otherwise listed.
$147.25 (Ticketmaster).
Age 17 and older admitted. VIP Booths $10
Neon Desert Music Festival — Martin more for all shows; available at
Garrix, At the Drive In, Gucci Mane, and Dillon Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233),
Francis are among the performers at the 8th or on Facebook.
annual music festival 3 p.m. to midnight March 1-4: Co-headliners Chris Estrada and
Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27, in Jake Nordwind.
Downtown El Paso, presented by Southwest Special events:
University. Tickets: $119 two-day general Raymond Orta presents a special taping at 8
admission; VIP packages available. Tickets at p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, March 6-7.
online at Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 general
Information: or Facebook. admission; $25 front 50, and $30 VIP booth.
Timbiriche — The Mexican pop group per- MADtv’s Bobby Lee performs March 15-17.
forms at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at El Paso Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and 7:30 and
County Coliseum. Tickets: $50 to $275 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets: $25 gen-
(Ticketmaster). eral admission; $30 front 50 and VIP booth.

Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ — Broadway in Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson.

El Paso presents the borderland premiere of Surcharge for ages under 21. Tickets for most
the World Number One Musical May 30-June shows are $10 general admission; $12 day of
10, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $35-$80. show, unless otherwise listed. Tickets at low-
(Ticketmaster). VIP packages: $127.
Information: 231-1111, • Mirrors for Psychic Warfare — The rock or on Facebook at band performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, March 3.
Broadway in El Paso. • The Schisms — The Austin gypsy post-punk
Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (June 6), band performs at 9 p.m. Sunday, March 4,
Wednesdays, and Thursday (May 31); 8 p.m. with Stangus and Stardust Experiences
Friday shows; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 and Obliteration and Crybaby. Tickets: $4-$10.
6:30 p.m. Sundays, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. • Jerry Folk and SAINT WKND — The elec-
Thursday (June 7). tronic artists’ “Foreign Affair Tour” is 9 p.m.
Tuesday, March 6. Tickets: $12-$15.
‘Huevos Revueltos’ Tour — Two of the • The Frights — The California surf punk band
most iconic Latin pop-rock groups from the performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, as part
’80s and ’90s, Enanitos Verdes and Hombres G, of their “Road to SxSW’ show with Kat Suicide
co-headline their 2018 tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, and Medvedi. Tickets: $13-$15.
June 9, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. • Sadgirl — The rock band performs at 9 p.m.
Tickets: $32.75 to $122.75 (Ticketmaster). VIP Thursday, March 15, with Cry Baby and Les
packages offered. Order.
Yanni — The legendary performer and com- • Shopping — The post-punk band performs
poser celebrates the 25th Anniversary of his 10 p.m. Friday, March 16, with French Vanilla.
iconic “Live at the Acropolis” concert at 7:30 Tickets: $8-$10.
p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the Abraham • Buttertones — The LA alternative band per-
Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $60 to $125
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Ticket April 13, with prizes for best costume.
General admission: $10, ages 18 and older only.
Cont’d from Page 12
• Calexico — The Tex-Mex indie rock band
performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 19, with
forms 10 p.m. Saturday, March 17, with De Lux.
Ryley Walker. Tickets: $25-$30.
• Kolars — The pop/rock group performs at 9
• The Wailers — Legendary reggae band, 8
p.m. Sunday, March 18, with Escondido.
p.m. Tuesday, April 24. Tickets: $20-$22.
Tickets: $12-$15.
• The Marias — The psychedelic-soul band Spencer Theater for Performing Arts
performs at 9 p.m. Monday, March 19, with — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information:
Chamanas. (575) 336-4800 or
• Acid Dad — The punk band performs at 8 Pre-show buffets begin two hours prior to
p.m. Tuesday, March 20, with Psychotic show; cost is $20.
Reaction and Guantanamo Baywatch. • Popovich Comedy Pet Theater — Gregory
• Two Owls: Reborn Tour — The electronic Popovich and his cast of rescue pets perform at
band performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 7 p.m. Friday, March 2. Tickets: $39-$49.
with Bare and KayOh. Tickets: $5-$10. • Robert Earl Keen — The veteran Texas
• Triathlon — The rock band performs 10 singer-songwriter performs at 7 p.m. Saturday,
p.m. Saturday, March 24, with Inner Wave and March 24. Tickets: $39-$69.
L. Martin. Tickets: $25-$18. • “Amazing Grace” — The new Broadway
• Lincoln Durham — The eclectic folk rock musical based on the true story behind the
musician performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, April world’s most beloved song is 7 p.m. Tuesday,
4, with the Ghost Wolves. April 3. Tickets: $39-$79.
• Timber Timbre —Canadian psychedelic folk • “Bookends: Simon & Garfunkel Through the
band, 10 p.m. Friday, April 6. $16-$18. Years” — 7 p.m. Saturday, April 14. Tickets:
• DumbFounded — The Yikes! Tour — Hip- $39-$59.
hop artist, 10 p.m. Saturday, April 7. Tickets: • “Cinderella” — State Street Ballet presents
$17; VIP packages $74. its light-hearted retelling of the fairy tale at 2
• Thank You Scientist — Progressive rock p.m. Sunday, April 22. Tickets: $39-$69.
band, 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 10. $12-$14.
Flickinger Center for Performing Arts
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo.
Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickinger-
Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• Agent Orange — The surf punk pioneers • The COPE Benefit Legends of Song and
perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, with An Dance II” is 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3. Tickets:
Endless Fight, Extremity, Pilots of Venus and $15 ($10 military, seniors and children).
Sinbuelos. Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at door. • BYU Theater Ballet — Brigham Young
• Act of Defiance — The metal band featuring University’s top ballet touring company per-
former members of Megadeth performs forms favorite scenes from “Cinderella,”
Wednesday, March 7, with Shattered Son, “Sleeping Beauty,” “Snow White” and “Swan
Here Arter the Wave and TriArchy. Doors Lake” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 9. Prince and
open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15. Princess pre-party precedes the performance.
• Triarchy CD release party is 8 p.m. Saturday, Tickets: $10, $20 and $30.
March 31, Satanic BBQ, Magnakin and • The Flying J Wranglers perform at 7 p.m.
Hyperfyre. Free age 21 and older; $5 minors. Saturday, March 17.
• The American Armageddon Tour featuring • Kevin Johnson — The 2017-18 Premier
Impiety, Divine Evil, Gravehill, Satanik Goat Series closes with the ventriloquist at 7 p.m.
Ritual and Terrorist is 7 p.m. Friday, April 6. Friday, March 23. Recognized as one of the
Admission: $12. world’s top ten ventriloquists Kevin is mostly
known from his appearance on NBC’s
Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. All shows are America’s Got Talent. He started at San
all-ages, unless listed otherwise. Information:
Diego’s Legoland California Theme Park where
351-9909. Tickets at, holdmyt-
he performed 8,824 shows in nine years. He or
was twice honored as the “Best Male
• Claptone — Berlin DJ and producer, 9 p.m.
Performer” at any amusement park in the
Friday, March 2. Tickets: $21.
world. Tickets: $10, $20 and $30.
• Bodysnatcher — The hardcore band per-
• Selena #1 Tribute featuring Karla Perez is 7
forms at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at The
p.m. Saturday, April 7. Tickets are $15, $22,
Perch, with Monrowe, Cloud 49, Arsenal,
$29 and $38.
Texas Gigantism and Sabrewulf. $8-$10.
• GCRMC Cancer Center Benefit Concert,
• Red Light Cameras — The Albuquerque
“Play Me: The Music of Neil Diamond,” is 7:30
band performs at 9 p.m. Friday, March 9 in
p.m. Saturday, April 28. Tickets are $30. A
the Perch, with Sleepspent, Gila Monster and
dinner is at 5:30 p.m.; cost is $15.
Frenzi. Tickets: $5 at the door.
Saturday, March 17. Tickets to be announced.
• Hippie Sabotage — The EDM group’s Path
of Righteousness Tour is 8 p.m. Tuesday, Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and
March 13. Tickets: $15 early bird general Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Shows start at 8
admission; $80 VIP. p.m. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets
• Jenny and the Mexicats — Spanish fusion through or Ticketmaster.
band, 8 p.m. Friday, March 16. $15-$18. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemoun-
• Ookay — San Diego EDM DJ, 7 p.m. Tickets to listed shows: $29-$89.
Saturday, March 17. Tickets: $19. • Cheech & Chong — The comedy duo per-
• Mobley — The producer, singer and song- forms Friday, March 16.
writer performs 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in • Kane Brown — Saturday, March 17. Tickets
the Perch, with Sha’vonne. Tickets: $5. sold out at press time.
• The Sword — The Austin-based doom band • Mariachi Vargas de Tecatlán — The “greatest
performs at 8 p.m. Friday, March 23, with mariachi group in the world” performs Friday,
King Buffalo. Tickets: $18-$20. April 6.
• Nina Diaz — The lead singer for Girl in a • Clint Black — The country music star per-
Coma performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, forms Saturday, April 7.
with Wild Moccasins. Tickets: $7-$10. • Eastern Corbin — The country artist per-
• Monster Mash: Horror vs. Sci-Fi, official After forms Friday, April 27.
Party of El Paso Comic Con is 9 p.m. Friday,

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Marie Otero Hair Studio
& Florence Street Gallery
1015 N. Florence
at Arizona

2 blocks north

UTEP Department of Music — Fox Fine

Wash & Wear Hair!

of Montana
By Apppointment Cost: $20.
Arts Recital Hall. Most performances are $5
El Paso Society for Musicians of the
($3 students/military; free with UTEP ID).
Future - The Original Music/New Ideas

for the Hip, Natural Look

Young Composer Competition call for original
• Symphony Band performs 7:30 p.m.
scores for solo piano is open to ages 9-16

Haircut & Blow-Dry $50

Thursday, March 1.
(Junior Division) and ages 17-25 (Emerging
• UTEP Flute Days are March 2-3. See web-
Division). Cash awards. Application deadline is
site for details.

Expanded Appointment Schedule!

March 15. Call 449-0619 or email
• Percussion Ensemble Concert, “Music of
Trinidad and Cuba, is 5 p.m. Sunday, March 4.
Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society
Call today for your appointment
• Trombone Choir Concert is 7:30
Wednesday, March 7. — The society presents the Havana Quintet at
• UTEP Wind Symphony is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, its monthly concert series 7 p.m. Sunday,
March 27. March 18, at First Christian Church, 1809 El
Paseo in Las Cruces. The music begins after a
El Paso Wind Symphony — The wind short business meeting. Admission: $10 ($5
Symphony directed by Ron Hufstader, per-
members; $1 students with ID). Coffee and
forms at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, at UTEP’s
dessert reception precedes the concert at 6:30
Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, featuring TMEA
p.m. in the foyer. Information: Larry Brooks,
Region All-State Musicians. Tickets: $10 ($5
(575) 640-8752 or
students, military, seniors). Information: elpa-
The Latin jazz band consists of musicians
trained at the Havana Conservatory.
NMSU Department of Music — Most Two on Tap – Las Cruces Civic Concert
performances are at the Atkinson. Information:
Association closes its season with the tap duo
(575) 646-2304 or
at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the Rio
• “A Touch of Blue,” faculty and guest artist
Grande Theater, 211 N. Main in the Las
recital featuring mezzo-soprano Sarah
Cruces Downtown Mall. Tickets: $25 ($5 stu-
Daughtrey, saxophonist David Box and pianist
dents with ID). Information: (575) 405-7429, or
Justin Badgerow is 730 p.m. Sunday, March 4.
Call for cost.
Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano go back
• The NMSU Choirs Spring Concert, “Peace,”
to the days when Fred & Ginger and Mickey &
is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, with Mozart’s
Judy filled the screen with chemistry, effortless
“Coronation Mass,” Schubert’s “Mass in G: by
harmony and precision tap dancing.
University Singers, and featuring La Catrina
The duo also performs at 7 p.m. Thursday,
String Quartet. Admission is free.
March 22, at WNMU Fine Arts Auditorium in
The Organ Symposium — The sympo- Silver City, presented by the Grant County
sium celebrating organ music is at 2:30 p.m. Community Concert Association. Tickets: $20
Sunday, March 4, at All Saints Episcopal ($5 students 17 and younger). Information:
Church, 3500 McRae. Performers include (575) 538-5862 or
David Garcia, Russell Gunstream, Lauren Duke
EPSYO and EPSO ‘Side-by-Side’
(age 10), Bella Leigh Duke (age 13), Vanessa
Concert — Performers from El Paso
Johnson, Mark Baker, Bruce Nehring, Stephen
Symphony Youth Orchestras and El Paso
Helmrich and Sammy Maddox (age 14), pre-
Symphony Orchestra combine forces at the
senting music by Bach, Brahms, Handel,
11th annual Side-by-Side performance, con-
Dietrich Buxtehude, Arthur Foote, and other
ducted by Dr. James O. Welsch, at 3 p.m.
pieces. Refreshments and fellowship follow.
March 25, at the Plaza Theatre, with musicians
Admission is free. Organ players invited to par-
from the El Paso Symphony and El Paso
ticipate. Information: 532-5874.
Symphony Youth Orchestras, and Tocando.
LCSO with Ilya Yakushev — Las Cruces Tickets: $15-$34; free for age 3 and younger.
Symphony Orchestra, directed by Lonnie Klein, Information: 525-8978 or
presents the guest pianist at 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Zuill Bailey, Kurt Kikkanen and Scott
and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10-11 at NMSU’s
Rawls – El Paso Pro-Musica presents “The
Atkinson Recital Hall, featuring Giuseppe
Ultimate Trio” in special residency March 26-
Verdi’s “Triumphal March” from “Aida,”
30 with concerts, educational outreach and
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 40
more. Tickets: $25; $20 seniors, military; $5
and Sergei Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 3.
students. Information: 747-8163 or
Tickets: $35, $40 and $45. Information: (575)
Main performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday,
646-3709 or
March 29, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall,
Spotlight Lunch with Lonnie is 11:30 a.m.
and Friday, March 30, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts
Thursday, March 8, at Paisano Café in Mesilla.
Recital Hall.

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ing rock and pop variety. Mariachi music is 5 Sunset Soundtracks — El Cosmico vintage
p.m. Sundays. trailer lodge, 802 S. Highland in Marfa, Texas,
presents free live music events on selected
Ardovino’s Live Music — Ardovino’s
evenings. Events begin at 9 p.m. Information:
Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Dr. in Sunland
(432) 729-1950 or
Park, hosts live music at 7:30 p.m. every Friday
• Friday, March 23: John Jacob Magistry
and Saturday. Information: (575) 589-0653.
• Friday, April 6: Sherry
Thursday Night Jams — The Rio Grande
Theatre, 211 N. Main Street in Las Cruces, Zin Valle Free Music Sundays — Zin Open Mic Night — The Pizza Joint, 7000 • Friday, May 4: Lexi Weege.
Valle vineyard, 7315 Hwy 28 in Canutillo (3/4 Westwind, hosts open mic events 8 p.m. to
presents live music at 7:30 p.m. every
midnight the last Saturday of the month, with
Folk Fury — KTEP, 88.5 FM, features three
Thursday, showcasing all varieties of music. mile north of FM 259), hosts free live music 1 hours of acoustic and folk music — with an
to 4 p.m. on selected Sundays. Guests may also music, comedy and poetry. Participation is free;
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission: $5 (cash emphasis on recordings by local musicians and
enjoy wine tastings. Bring a picnic. Information: pizza and beer available for purchase. All ages
only) Information: (575) 541-2290, riogradethe- occasional live appearances by them — from 6
877-4544 or welcome. Information: 307-7599, the-pizza- or on Facebook. to 9 p.m. Saturdays. Hosts are Dan Alloway
• March 11: James Springer or on Facebook at ThePizzaJoint.
• March 1: Farmer’s Market favorites including and Gregg Carthy. Requests: 747-5153.
The Two of Us, Sonny and the Fibs, Skivi • March 25: Ricardo Valencia.
Meredith, We Don’t Know Yet, David Culbert
‘Sunday in the 40s’ — Paso Del Norte Big
and more.
Band, a 17-piece group, hosts 1940s style danc-
• March 15: Olio.
ing and music 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, March 16,
Howling Coyote Open Mic — The open at Shundo Ballroom Dance Studio, 120 N.
mic event is 7 p.m. Friday, March 2, at Center Paragon, Suite 201.Attendees are encouraged
for Spiritual Living, 575 N. Main, on Las Cruces to “Get Your Green On” in celebration of St.
Downtown Main Street, following the monthly Patrick’s Day. All ages welcome; BYOB, food
Downtown Arts Ramble. Doors open for jam and snacks. Admission: $15. Information: 532-
session at 6 p.m.; numbers drawn for perform- 2043, 203-7292, or
ance order at 6:30 p.m. The community event on Facebook at PDNbigband.
is on the first Friday of the month. Free admis-
St. Paddy’s Music Fest — Freedom
sion to participants and audience. Information:
Crossing at Fort Bliss, 1611 Pleasonton Road,
Melody Burns (575) 525-9333 or boband-
hosts a two-day music festival Saturday and
Sunday, March 17-18. Information:
The “Howling Coyote,” now in its 13th year, or on
is open to acoustic musicians, poets, story-
tellers, and singer/songwriters for material that
is family friendly. Marfa Myths — Mexican Summer and
Mexican food meal served this month 5:30 to Ballroom Marfa hosts the 5th annual music fes-
7 p.m. for a $5 suggested donation. tival and multidisciplinary cultural program
April 12-15 at various venues with artists and
Speaking Rock Entertainment Center musicians from within and outside of the label’s
— 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Age 18 and older wel-
roster working creatively and collaboratively
come. Mariachi music featured 1 to 5 p.m.
across music, film, and visual arts contexts.
Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays.
Early bird all access passes (through April 12)
Admission is usually free. Information: 860-
are $180. Tickets:
7777 or
Information: (432) 729-3600.
Check website for schedule of tribute bands.
Metal band Fozzy brings their “Judas Rising
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino —
Tour” to El Paso at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 4,
The racetrack and casino, 1200 Futurity Dr. (at
with guests Through Fire, Santa Cruz and Dark
Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. offers
Sky Choir.
live entertainment at on select dates. No cover.
Rock band Incubus performs an all ages out-
Information: (575) 874-5200 or Sunland-
door show at 5 p.m. Friday, March 23.
Rock band Shinedown performs at 5 p.m.
Free live music is 9 p.m. Fridays, featuring
Saturday, April 14, with special guest Empire
Latin and regional music; and Saturdays featur-

USA Dance — USA Dance Las Cruces NM Crickets from Silver City. Caller is Lewis Land
Chapter #5058, hosts two programs in March: from Carlsbad. The dance begins with begin-
• 2-6 p.m. Sunday, March 4 at Mesilla ners’ lessons at 7:30 p.m.; no partner or expe-
Community Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago in rience needed. Cost: $6 ($4 youth; $15 family).
Mesilla. Two-step waltz, foxtrot, cha cha, salsa Information: (575) 636-5509 or
and more. Free dance lesson by Mando is 2:15-
Pavo Real St. Patrick’s Day Dance —
3 p.m. General dancing is 3:15-6 p.m.
Pavo Real Senior Center, 9311 Alameda, hosts
Admission: $10 ($5 for members). Information:
its monthly dance celebrating St. Patrick’s Day
(575) 522-1438 or (575) 639-3993.
1 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 16, with music by
• “Dance into Spring” event is 2 to 5 p.m.
Triangulo Band performing rock-n-roll, cumbias
Sunday, March 11, at Shundo Dance Studio at
and other mixes. Cost: $5. Information: 860-
120 Paragon Lane, El Paso, with a variety of
9131 or on Facebook at Pavoreal.
dances. No partner needed. Bring a refresh-
ment or treat to share. Admission: $10 ($6 UTEP Children’s Dance program —
USA Dance members and military; $5 for stu- UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance
dents). Information: Georgena Askew, 328- offers Session II inclusive dance class for ages 6
0527 or Rachel Allard, 345-6432. and older is 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, March
31-May 19. Cost per session is $105 ($90
Contra Dance — The Southern New early bird) per student. Early bird registration is
Mexico Music and Dance Society’s contra
March 1-23. Discounts and financial assistance
dance is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, March 16,
available. Information: 747-5146 or
at Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de
Santiago in Las Cruces. Music by Big Ditch

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El Paso Rhinos - El Paso’s Junior League ice • March 9-10: New Mexico Military Institute
hockey team hosts the Wichita Junior Thunder • March 30-31: Clarendon College
for the final home games at 7 p.m. Friday and
Tejanas softball - The EPCC Tejanas’ home
Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 2-4, at
games are at the Valle Verde Softball Field.
Hospitals of Providence Events Center, next to
Admission is free. Information: 831-2275 or
the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $30 Softball office: 831-2367.
balcony; $25 glass seats; $15 center line; $10
Regular game time is 1 p.m. Friday and
bluelines; $7 goal lines, $5 general admission. Stakes, NM Breeders’ Oaks, NM Breeders’ • Thursday, March 1: FIU, 7 p.m. Saturday, unless otherwise listed. All games are
Free admission to active military with ID. Derby • Saturday, March 3: WKU, 1 p.m. doubleheaders.
Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhi- • Saturday, March 31: West Texas Derby,
UTEP Tennis — UTEP’s home tennis • March 16-17: Western Texas College Sunburst Stakes
matches are at El Paso Tennis Club, 2510 N. • March 30-31: Midland College
Monster Jam – The Monster Truck show is Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. daily.
St. Vrain (in Arroyo Park). Admission is free. NMSU Women’s Basketball — The final
7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3- Padres vs. Chihuahuas Exhibition Information: 747-5347 or home game is 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, vs.
4, at Sun Bowl Stadium. Celebrating 25 years of Game — El Paso Chihuahuas will kick off their • Friday, March 2: U. of Wyoming, 2 p.m. UT Rio Grande Valley at Pan Am Center in Las
adrenaline-charged family entertainment, fifth season with an exhibition game against The • Sunday, March 4: UT Arlington., 10 a.m. Cruces. Ticket information: (575) 646-1447 or
Monster Jam combines spontaneous entertain- San Diego Padres at 6:35 p.m. Monday, March • Friday, March 30: Angelo Stat, noon
ment with the ultimate off-road, motorsport 26, at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe • Saturday, March 31: U. of NM, Noon
competition. Tickets: $15 ($50 collector’s tick- Street in Downtown El Paso. Ticket informa- NMSU Men’s Baseball — The Aggies’
et); ages 2 and older must have tickets tion: 533-BASE or
UTEP Softball — The Miners softball team’s home games are at Presley Askew Complex,
(Ticketmaster). Information: home games are at UTEP’s Helen of Troy Locust and Stewart, Las Cruces. Tickets: $5-
The Chihuahuas 2018 Fifth Season
New in 2018 is a Pit Party Early Access pass, Complex. Ticket information: 747-6065 or $10 (Ticketmaster): (575) 646-4126 or
Celebration kicks off on Thursday, April 5 in
which provides early entry to the Pit Party 1:30
Las Vegas with the home opener slated for
to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, and the opportunity to • March 17-18: UAB. Game times are 2 p.m. • March 2-4: Harvard. Game time is 4:05 p.m.
Tuesday, April 10.
get up close to the trucks and drivers. Regular Saturday (doubleheader) and noon Sunday. Friday, and 12:05 p.m. Saturday (double head-
Pit Party pass is 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday Southwest Brawl 7 — The American Fight • March 30-31: UTSA. Game times are 2 p.m. er) and Sunday.
with the general public. League presents professional and amateur Friday (doubleheader) and noon Saturday. • March 16-18: University of Maine at 4:05
mixed martial arts fighters 7 p.m. Saturday, p.m. Friday, and 12:05 p.m. Saturday (double
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — March 31, at Las Cruces Convention Center,
Springtime Track Invitational — The
annual UTEP spring field and track meet is all header) and Sunday.
1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General 680 E. University, featuring Randy McCarty,
day Saturday, March 24, at Kidd Field. The • March 23-25: Seattle University at 6:05 p.m.
admission and parking are free. Information: Andy Varela, Andre Herrera, Rick Maynez, and
event features men’s and women’s college Friday, 2:05 p.m. Saturday and 12:05 p.m.
(575) 874-5200 or other local fighters. Doors open at 6 p.m.
teams as well as the top qualifying high school Sunday.
Live racing is Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tickets: $30; available at
athletes from the region. Information: 747- • 6:05 p.m. Tuesday, March 27: Texas Tech
Tuesday through April 17. Post time for the Information:
5812 or • March 29-31: Sacramento State at 6:05 p.m.
season is 12:30 p.m. Nine races each day.
Thursday and Friday, and 12:05 p.m. Saturday.
Stakes races: Tejanos baseball — The Tejanos of El Paso
• Saturday, March 3: Mesilla Valley Speed College sports NMSU Women’s Softball — Home
Community College plays home games at the
Handicap. UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home Valle Verde Campus Baseball Field, off Hunter. games at New Mexico State Softball Complex,
• Saturday, March 10: West Texas Maturity games are in the Don Haskins Center. Tickets: Games begin at noon Fridays and Saturdays. Locust and Stewart, Las Cruces. Tickets: $5
• Saturday, March 17: La Coneja Stakes $8-$28. Information: 747-5234 or utepathlet- Admission is free. Information: 831-2275 or (Ticketmaster). Information: (575) 646-4126 or
• Sunday, March 25: NMSU Stakes, Harry W.
Henson Handicap, Bill Thomas Memorial • Friday and Saturday, March 16-17:
Minnesota, 6 p.m. Friday and doubleheader at 4
p.m. Saturday.
• Tuesday, March 27, UTEP doubleheader, 4
• Tuesday, April 3: New Mexico, 5:30 p.m.

El Paso Motorplex — The drag strip at
16400 Gateway West (east of El Paso at I-10
off Clint exit #42), opens for its season Friday,
March 2. Gates open at 7 p.m. with racing at 8
p.m. every Friday. Spectator admission: $5. Car
entry: $20. Information: 525-9645 or on
Facebook at El Paso Motorplex.
El Paso Senior Games — City of El Paso
Parks and Recreation Department’s 36th annual
games for those age 50 and older run through
May 19 at various locations, Sponsored by
United Healthcare, UTEP and Urgent Care
Home Heath Inc. All participants have a chance
to qualify for the Texas State Senior Games.
Registration: $15 for 2 events and t-shirt, plus
$5 for each additional event; $45 for all events.
Includes t-shirt. Information, registration: 503-
6544 or
• Pickle Ball is 8 a.m. Saturday, March 3,
Nolan Richardson Recreation Center, 4435
• Horseshoes are 9 a.m. Wednesday, March
7, Eastside Senior Center, 3200 Fierro.
• Volleyball is 9 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at
Marty Robbins Rec. Center, 11620 Vista Del
Sol ($45 team fee).
• Swimming is 8 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at
Memorial Aquatic Center, 3251 Copper.
• Golf is 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, at
Ascarate Park Golf Course, 6900 Delta. Some
additional on-site fees.

Please see Page 17

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EP Cyclists — The bicycle group offers rides
Cont’d from Page 16
for all levels. Weekend rides offer options of
various paces and distances. Starting times and
UTEP Cheerleading Competition — locations are posted at
The 10th annual UTEP Cheerleading For more information: Manny Valadez, 861-
Championships are 10 a.m. Sunday, March 4, 2311 or
at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $8
(Ticketmaster). Information: 241-4676 or on Ride Your Bicycle El Paso — Chuck’s
Facebook at UTEP Cheer. Bicycle Repair, 2625 Missouri, hosts Tuesday
night rides at 7 p.m. Lights and helmets
Tony Hawk skateboarding exhibition required. Information: 791-2006,
and competition — Skateboarding legend or Facebook.
Tony Hawk hosts an exhibition at noon
Saturday, March 24, at Speaking Rock
Recreational sports
Entertainment Center, 122 S. Pueblo Rd. with
other guest pro-skaters. Skating competition at Doña Ana Senior Olympics — The Doña
11 a.m. (registration begins at 10 a.m.) All ages Ana Senior Olympic Games run March 5-April
event. Admission is free. Information: 860-7777 28, throughout the Las Cruces area, for ages
or 50 and older. Athletes will need to pre-register
for their individual sports at least two weeks
Senior Softball Championships — The before each qualifying tournament.
Texas State Championships for Senior Softball
The games are the preliminaries for the New
USA are Wednesdays through Sunday, April 4-
Mexico Senior Olympic Games July 18-22 in
8, at the El Paso County Sports Complex, 1780
Albuquerque. Information: (575) 649-3167 or
Zaragoza. Sponsored by El Paso Sports Full registration contact
Commission. Winner qualify for the
list at
Tournament of Championships in November in
• 8-Ball Pool is 10 a.m. Monday, March 5 for
Fort Myers, Fla. Information, schedule: senior-
women, and Tuesday, March 6, for men at the
Munson Center.
• Swimming is 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 10,
Golf at the NMSU Pool.
Girls Golf — First Tee of Greater El Paso’s • Horseshoes are 9 a.m. Monday, March 12,
next LPGA/USGA golf event for girls is 4 to at Meerscheidt Center.
5:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, at Ascarate Golf • Bowling is 1 p.m. Monday, March 12, for
Course, 6900 Delta. Participation is free. teams, Tuesday, March 13, for singles, and
Information: Thursday, March 15, for doubles at White
Registration: Sands Bowling Lanes.
LPGA-USGA Girls Golf is a developmental • Table tennis is noon Friday, March 16, at
junior golf program for ages 7-17. Frank O’Brien Papen Center.
• Racquetball is 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 28,
St. Raphael Golf Tournament — The at Stay Fit Fitness.
tournament benefiting youth sports at St. • Golf is 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at
Raphael is 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, at Picacho Hills Golf Course.
Butterfield Trail Golf Course. Four-person • Pickleball is 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 2, at
scramble. Registration begins at 11 a.m. Cost: Meerscheidt Center.
$125 ($500 team of four). Information: 772- • Field events begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, April
1038 or 7, at NMSU.

Bicycling Kids’ Fishing Tournament — Ascarate

Fishing Club hosts the tournament for ages 3-
Coyote Classic XC Mountain Bike 16 starting at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at
Race — The annual race, starting the New Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Prizes awarded in
Mexico Off Road Series, is 8 a.m. Sunday, three age categories. The first 200 children get
March 25, at Franklin Mountains State Park’s t-shirts. Information: 478-0406 or on Facebook
Round House (Bowen Ranch), off Martin at officialascaratefishingclub.
Luther King Jr. Categories for expert, sport,
beginner and single speed. All racers must have Greater El Paso Tennis Association —
a USAC License: day license available for $10. Information on upcoming leagues and tourna-
Registration starts at $35 through March 18; ments at or Facebook
$45 starting March 19; $15 juniors 18 and at GEPTA. Information:
younger. No race day registration for adult or 532-5524.
race. Gate fee at Round House is $5. Tournament registration
Information: 544-2453 or on Facebook at The Adult tournaments:
Coyote Classic. • El Paso Tennis Club Spring NTRP is
Packet pickup is 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March Wednesday through Sunday, March 14-18, at
24, at the Bicycle Company, 3443 N. Mesa. the Tennis Club, 2510 N. Saint Vrain. Adult
NTRP tournament with doubles & Singles.
El Paso Bicycle Club — All rides are free
and open to the public; helmets required. Running events
Information: Ride
schedule at Brain Injury Support Group 5K — El
Repeat riders are encouraged to become a Paso Brain Injury Support Group’s 7th annual
member of the club; dues are $18 a year or 5K run and 1-mile walk is 8 a.m. Saturday,
$25 per family ($30/$40 for two years). Join at March 3, at Mentis El Paso, 4360 Doniphan, finishing up at El Paso Botanical Garden at
Wednesday night rides, a tradition for over 20 Keystone Heritage Park. Registration begins at
years, are leaderless rides of 18-22 miles, 7 a.m. Cost: $25; $30 day of race; $20 per per-
beginning March 14. The favorite route is a 20- son for teams of 10 or more. ($2 gate fee for
mile loop to Gadsden H.S. Most riders begin park) Information:
about 5:15-5:30 p.m. leaving from Rio Plaza,
6205 Upper Valley Rd (at Artcraft). Park on dirt 4K Chorus Run to Carnegie Hall — The
shoulder across from shopping center. run helping to send Hornedo Choir students to
Optional dinner afterward at Hello Pizza,
1071 Country Club Rd. Please see Page 18

March 2018 El Paso Scene Page 17

Sports Mountains State Park’s Tom Mays Unit. Four
and 8-mile trail options available. Registration:
Cont’d from Page 17
$25 through April 5; $30 April 6-7; no race day
registration. Information: or
Carnegie Hall is 8 a.m. Sunday, March 4, at
Chris Rowley, 478-5663. Registration: racead-
Hornedo Middle School, 6101 High Ridge.
Cost: $20; $25 on race day. Registration at Run Together 5K — Rio Grande Cancer
Packet pick up is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Foundation hosts its 2nd annual ”Colors of
March 3. at Up and Running / 3233 N. Mesa, Cancer-Our Colors Run Together” 5K compet-
and 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the start line. itive run and non-competitive run/walk Sunday,
April 8, at Cohen Stadium.
‘Cactus Clocks’ trail run — Bluebird Registration at 7 a.m. with events beginning at
Running hosts the 12-mile nighttime trail run-
8:30 a.m. Cost: $30 non-competitive event
ning event at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10, start-
($35 race day); $35/$40 for the competitive;
ing at Chuck Heinrich Memorial Park, 11055
$15/$20 non-competitive children’s event.
Loma Del Norte. Registration: $1 through
Information: 562-7660 or Registration Information on Facebook and
Participants are encouraged to wear a color
St. Patrick’s Shamrock 5K — St. associated with the ribbon color supporting the
Patrick’s A.C.T.S. host the competitive 5K run cancer. All the money raised from the 5K
and 1-mile walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 17, Run/Walk will stay in El Paso and will be admin-
at St. Patrick Cathedral, 1118 N. Mesa. istered through the Rio Grande Cancer
Registration: $20 ages 15 and older; $15 ages Foundation, the community’s local resource for
10 to 14; free for age 9 and younger. Discount cancer.
of teams of 10 or more. Online registration at
‘Mighty Mujer’ Triathlon — The all-
female “sprint” and “super sprint” events bene-
Packet pickup is noon to 5 p.m. Friday,
fiting the Center Against Family Violence begin
March 16, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa,
7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at Memorial Park
and 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the start line.
Pool, 3251 Copper. Two distances offered this
Father Yermo Spartan Run — The 5K year: 300-yard swim/18-mile bike/3-mile run;
run/walk and 1-mile fun walk is Saturday, or 300-yard swim/9.3-mile bike/2-mile run.
March 24, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Cost for either distance: $100 Feb. 1-March
Proceeds benefit the Father Yermo Schools 31; $110 April 1-21. Information: Race El Paso
Capital Campaign. Cost: $25 in advance; $30 at 229-5656 or Online
on race day. $2 park entrance fee per car. registration at
Registration: Teams of 2, 3 or 4 women can compete
against others in three separate categories:
Javier Arana Jr. Memorial — The 5th mother/daughter; family; girlfriends (must indi-
annual Fallen Trooper 5K run and 1-mile walk cate category and team name at time of regis-
is 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Ascarate tration). Participants must be 12 or older.
Park, 6900 Delta. Registration: $20 ($15 kids). USAT rules apply.
Bag pickup begins at 12:45 p.m. No race day
registration; $2 vehicle fee for Ascarate Park.
Registration: Winter sports
Chili Pepper Series — The 4-day series Ice Skating — The season’s final public skat-
offers five events each day is Wednesday ing sessions are noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and
through Saturday, March 21-24, at La Llorona Sunday, March 3-4, at the Sierra Providence
Park, 3440 W. Picacho, Las Cruces. Each day Event Center next to the Coliseum, 4100
includes a 5K, 10K, half marathon, marathon Paisano. All ages welcome. Admission: $10; $8
and 50K run beginning at 7 a.m. Walkers wel- military (skate rental included). Skate sharpen-
come. The courses are multiple laps with one ing, fitting and consultation offered for $5.
central food/aid station. Entry fee: 5k: $30 by Spectator admission is free. Information: 479-
March 15 $40 after; 10K: $40/$50; Half PUCK (7825) or
Marathon: $110/$130; Marathon: $130/$150;
Ski Apache — Information: (575) 464-3600
50K: $140/$160. Information, registration:
or Lifts are open from 8:45
a.m. to 4 p.m.. All-day lift tickets are $74 ($67
Optional early start at 6 a.m. (bring flashlight).
age 60-69; $65 age 13-17; $54 age 6-12; $63
Race day packet pickup/registration begins at
military and $49 for military child; free for ages
5:30 a.m.
70 and older and age 5 and younger. (Prices
Bataan Memorial Death March — The slightly higher on peak days).
29th annual marathon-length (26.2 miles) Gondola Rides are $18 ($12 age 6-12; $6 age
march is 7 a.m. Sunday, March 25, at White 60-69; free for five and younger)
Sands Missile Range to honor U.S. and Filipino The Ski Apache Wind Rider is an hour-long
troops captured by the Japanese in WWII. zip-line adventure that begins at over 11,000
Marchers should arrive at 5 a.m.; opening cere- feet, spanning 8,900 feet in three sections,
mony begins at 6:35 a.m. A 14.2-mile honorary reaching speeds of up to 65 mph. Reservations
march also offered. required; call for cost.
Registration closes March 4: $125 ($600
Ski Cloudcroft — Two miles east of
teams). No late or on-site registration accept-
Cloudcroft on U.S. 82. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
ed. Information:
Friday through Monday, conditions permitting.
Hope Brings Change 5K — The 2nd Information: (575) 682-2333,
annual 5K run walk is 9 a.m. Saturday, April 7, or on Facebook. Lift tickets: $45 ($35 age 12
at Hope City Church, 6115 Woodrow Bean. and younger for full day; $35 ($25 age 12 and
Registration: $20; $15 military, child 12 and younger) for half day 1 to 4 p.m. Tubing a $20
younger; per person groups 5 or more; $25 per day; $18 half day (weekends only).
everyone after March 30. Information: 600-
Ruidoso Winter Park — 1200 Ski Run
6251 ext. 107 or Online
Road in Alto, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. or 10 a.m.
registration at
to 5 p.m. Tickets: $25 ($20 age 8-17; $10 age 7
JackRabbit Classic — The 18th annual trail and younger). Information: (575) 336-7079 or
race is 8 a.m. Sunday, April 8, at Franklin

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GO 10
I-10 approaching Mesa, with new CD lanes. All images shown here are render- Sunland Park interchange will be entirely redone, including the bridge crossing I-10.
ings by TxDOT of what the finished project will look like.

headed for
finish line
Resler on-ramp was rebuilt to accommodate the CD lanes. Story by Lisa Kay Tate The project is being built concurrently with the Border West
Expressway, shown here at Executive Center west of I-10.

he Westside stretch of Interstate 10, El Expressway occurs, establishing Paisano lems the West Side would face if nothing Bielek said he is often asked why con-
Paso’s main traffic artery, has been the as a more efficient alternate eastbound and was done. struction can’t continue day and night non-
focus of one of the biggest infrastruc- westbound route. “With the increase in traffic here, if we stop on until the project is done. There are
ture projects in city history. The Border West Expressway extends didn’t do this job the traffic in this area a variety of reasons this isn’t possible, he
“We’ve never had so much activity like eastward from Racetrack Drive near would be horrid,” he said. said, but added, “We do work very hard to
this taking place at one time, and we’re Doniphan Road and New Mexico 273 to Drivers are already seeing the results of get contractors who keep as much traffic
very excited about what is happening,” US 54, one mile east of Park Street. Not some of the GO 10 efforts, with the con- capacity open as humanly possible,” he
said Jennifer Wright, public information only will it add more miles of roadway, but struction of the new ramp at Resler Drive. said.
officer for the El Paso District of the Texas will improve access to UTEP, downtown, “Resler is done and we’re tying it into the Bielek said people should definitely
Department of Transportation (TxDOT). international bridges and medical centers. CD lanes,” Bielek said. “When the GO 10 notice a difference in West Side’s traffic
The most visible work in the West Side is Many El Pasoans have expressed con- project is done and you’re traveling from situation in the near future.
the GO 10 Project, which spans almost six cerns about having both projects underway most points on the West Side to another “Once these project are done, there’s
miles of I-10 from North Mesa to at the same time, but TxDOT officials point on the West Side, you should be able going be quite a bit of time before traffic
Executive Center Boulevard. It includes have explained that funding priorities to do this on the CD lanes alone, and never builds up enough for people to even notice
the addition of collector-distributor (CD) required that both proceed together. even have to get on to I-10.” there is traffic,” he said.
lanes between North Mesa and Sunland The good news is most of the detours and Other TxDOT projects designed to help Wright noted that ultimately, all this
Park Drive, as well as additional west- closures should be done by the end of this improve traffic conditions on the West inconvenience is really a sign of the area’s
bound and eastbound lanes on the freeway year, giving not only Westside commuters Side include improvements on Artcraft growth and economic health. As one mem-
itself. some relief, but also improving access for Road, and the addition of another driver ber of a local Rotary club told her, “It’s
TxDOT officials warn, however, that the everyone to the West Side’s newest devel- lane along Doniphan. The Doniphan lane better to have this happening than to not
worst is yet to come — the impending opments, such as Montecillo, TopGolf, improvements should be completed in a have it happening.”
demolition of the Sunland Park inter- Alamo Drafthouse and the rapidly growing month or two.
change “flyover ramp” and other improve- Northwest El Paso area that features West “This will double the capacity of the traf- Sunland shutdown coming
ments will nearly paralyze the Sunland Towne Marketplace. fic flow,” Bielek said.
Park Drive area around Sunland Park Mall Wright said the $158 million GO 10 “Once it’s done, it’s really going to make Bielek said the most inconvenient part
and I-10. highway project, which has been in motion a difference in people’s morning com- of the GO 10 project is coming very soon.
The project also is improving freeway since 2015, is ahead of schedule. mute,” Wright added, noting that once the “We’re moving into a time where there
interchanges at North Mesa and Resler. “It’s going great guns,” she said. “The CD lane construction is complete, com- will be the largest impact on traffic in the
Ramps at each interchange will also con- project was scheduled to be finished in the muters will be able to use these new areas Sunland Park area,” he said.
nect to the CD lanes as well as I-10. None spring of 2019, but it looks like most of it to allow construction on other parts of the He described three stages to the Sunland
of these interchange projects will impact should be done before the end of this freeway. Park Drive traffic disruption:
traffic as much as the Sunland Park sec- year.” The work at the intersection of I-10 and • For several weeks, beginning in April,
tion. TxDOT El Paso District engineer Bob North Mesa also continues through the there will no direct access to I-10 East for
Also complementing the GO 10 project is Bielek expects most of the work on the next few months to allow for replacement drivers headed down Sunland Park Drive
TxDOT’s work on the Mesa Park project to be completed before the year’s of the overpass bridge. While construction from Mesa. That will be due to final prepa-
Interchange, between Executive Center end. crews work on segments of this bridge, rations to get the new “flyover ramp”
and Mesa Park, which will connect Mesa “I expect all the headaches for drivers commuters will see traffic diverged to dif- ready. The alternative will be to turn left
to the freeway near the Montecillo devel- will be done before Christmas,” he said. ferent lanes during the process. Although onto I-10 East after crossing the freeway,
opment. The project is also scheduled to be “There will still be some work to be fin- work in this area has mainly included the or avoid Sunland Park Drive entirely.
completed this year. ished, but not the type that will cause traf- closing of specific lanes, replacing old, • Demolition of the old flyover ramp will
The GO 10 project also will provide a fic issues.” worn joints in some bridges and replacing force two major closures of both Sunland
direct connection from I-10 to Paisano (US Bielek noted that the temporary traffic old bridges with entirely new structures Park Drive and all of I-10 eastbound and
85). This part of the project is where coor- problems caused by the construction are will require complete closure of all lanes at westbound for two weekends in late
dination with the new Border West worth the trouble compared to the prob- some point.
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TxDOT rendering of the new Border West Expressway

Staying in touch
GO 10
Cont’d from Page 19
Wright said it is important that people are
spring, probably lasting from Friday not only aware of these closures, and other
evening through Monday morning. All construction updates, those who regularly
freeway traffic will be diverted to surface rely on I-10 on El Paso’s West Side to
streets, and no one will be able to cross I- have access to updates, closures and other
10 on Sunland Park Drive during those information on a timely basis.
closures. This includes using sources like social
• Throughout the summer and into early media to keep updated, including the
fall, the Sunland Park Drive bridge over I- Twitter accounts for both the local district
10 will be extended to make room for the of TxDOT (@TxDOTELP), as well as the
new eastbound CD lanes. That will close GO 10 (@GO10EP) account.
off the old roadway of the bridge, divert- Wright said they hope to “amp up” the
ing traffic to one of the new “turn- coverage and announcements on the
arounds” added to the existing bridge. That TxDOT Twitter in the near future, but she
only gives room for one lane in each direc- also strongly recommends checking alerts
tion, so traffic likely be backed up at all at and subscribing to her
times — and come to a complete halt in email list by sending her a request at
case of an accident or vehicle breakdown.
So it may be a long, hot summer on “I have an email I send out to regular
Sunland Park Drive. The good news is that associates with updates and news,” she
by mid-fall, Bielek said, all the new road- said. “We also rely heavily on area traffic
ways should be in operation. reporters for current information, and are
in constant contact with them.”
Drivers will also get a chance to add their
Border West Expressway own input to what is happening along I-10
throughout the city, with a TxDOT-hosted
While the GO 10 Project is underway series of Reimaging I-10 Corridor Study
along I-10, travelers along the border route public outreach meetings set for Tuesday
of Paisano are witnessing changes as well. and Wednesday, March 6-7, and March 13-
The Border West Expressway, although 14 at various locations.
not part of the GO 10 Project, is taking The study’s goal is to “emphasize the
place simultaneously. When completed, need to reimagine how the corridor oper-
Paisano will link directly to I-10, along ates today and develop unique solutions
with a new 7.4-mile four-lane toll road for the El Paso area.” It spans 55 miles
east of the Sunland Park bridge, which from the Texas-New Mexico state line to
should be the last part of Loop 375. Tornillo, and includes more than 200
Wright said the GO 10 project is not the bridge structures. The project is divided
only one with which the Border West into four sections, to help drivers from
Expressway is coordinating. This project is throughout the city get a better look at
an undertaking that must work with sever- their parts of the highway that best impact
al other groups. their own commutes.
“‘Coordination’ is the key word with the The Northern Gateway segment (from
Border West Expressway,” Wright said. Anthony to Executive Center) covers the
“We’re coordinating with GO 10, the West Side, with the other three segments
Border Patrol, the International Boundary concentrating on Downtown (Executive to
and Water Commission, Union Pacific rail- the Patriot Freeway), Airport Patriot
way and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Freeway to Joe Battle) and the Southern
railway.” Gateway (Joe Battle to Tornillo). So far,
She said the biggest challenge is coordi- area residents have been very receptive,
nating work time with train schedules. leaving more than 330 comments, con-
TxDOT has also tried to schedule work cerns, and ideas on the project’s website;
that may involve closings during weekends 152 involving the Northern Gateway.
or nights when traffic is anticipated to be More meeting details, as well as a “virtu-
the lowest. al meeting,” are available online at reimag-
TxDOT is also making sure the section of
the Border West Expressway project on Texas Department of Transportation has
Paisano that meets up with the GO 10 con- several ways of staying connected, staying
struction gets completed at the same time. up to date and staying ahead of the traffic
Wright said this project should be com- woes:
pleted in the first half of 2019.
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GO 10
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Websites: (click on “Traffic
Alerts”) (click on
“Construction Updates”) (statewide construction
updates) (click on “Traffic Cameras” to
find El Paso area live feeds) (Information on the
entire route through El Paso, and an oppor-
tunity to subscribe to updates about differ-
ent segments of the route) FLIX Brewhouse is coming to West Towne Marketplace in late 2018.
Facebook: Go10elpaso change between Executive Center and Last year, EPT Land Communities
Instagram: Go10ep Sunland Park Drive will provide easiet announced the Resort at Montecillo, a
Twitter Updates: @TxDOTELP, access to the mammoth Montecillo “smart Marriot-brand hotel and resort that should
@GO10EP community.” That area is also home to include three large restaurants, a resort
two of the city’s most recent high-profile style pool with waterslides feeding into the
For more information on GO 10: 1-844- entertainment venues: Alamo Drafthouse “lazy river” pool, and event and meeting
373-GO10 (4610) or Cinema and Tap Room and Topgolf. rooms among its features. The resort was Alamo Draftfhouse opened in May of officially announced in April 2017, but no
For the weekly TxDOT news blast, con- 2016, and will be the anchor of the forth- fixed opening date has been set.
tact to get on coming Entertainment District at Further along I-10 is the new West
the mailing list. Montecillo, across from the “non-tradition- Towne Marketplace at Paseo del Norte
Bilingual Traffic Hotline (statewide road al” shopping center TI:ME and The Venue (Artcraft). The 500,000-square-foot open-
conditions): 1-800-452-9292. Apartments. The entire Montecillo area is air retail and entertainment venue opened

New growth on new highway

part of the smart growth community in September 2017, along with the city’s
stretching from Mesa to I-10 that includes first Cabela’s outdoors store and other
The completed I-10 improvements will residential, retail and office options. retail and food venues. Flix Brewhouse
not only make traffic easier for day-to-day Topgolf, the West Side’s newest attrac- Cinema Eatery announced it’s coming to
commuters, but also improve access for all tion, opened Feb. 2 and is visible from I- West Towne Marketplace in late 2018.
El Pasoans to some of the West Side’s 10 between Sunland Park and Executive The Texas-based brewhouse is “the
newest developments. Center. It features more than 100 climate world’s only combination first-run cinema
In particular, the new Mesa Park inter- controlled hitting bays, restaurants, bars, and dine-in microbrewery” and will feature
meeting rooms and a rooftop terrace. movies, dining and special events.

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Natural History Outings — Southwest before sunset: 5 p.m. through March 10; 6:15
Environmental Center of Las Cruces offers p.m. March 11-30.
“Back by Noon” Saturday field trips departing Ranger-guided Lake Lucero Tour is usually
from the center at 275 Downtown Mall, Las offered on the last weekend of the month, to
Cruces. Hikes are free, and open to the public, learn about the formation of the sands and the
but space is limited and advance registration special plants and animals that live in and
required; registration opens three weeks around the dunes. Program fee is $8 ($4 age 15
before each hike. Half of slots in each trip 10, southwest corner of the parking lot of • Hike to Agave Loop Trail is 10 a.m. Sunday, and younger). Check website or call for tour
reserved for center members. Some minor fees Outlet Shoppes of El Paso, I-10 and March 4, meeting in the West Cottonwood date; reservations required, available one
may apply. Information, reservations: (575) Transmountain. Cost: $5 fee per car (covers Springs Parking lot. month prior to tour.
522-5552 or both parks). • A BioBlitz is Friday, March 16. Check the A “Step Through Time” event is 2 to 3 p.m.
• March 3: Aden Crater, 8 a.m. Moderate to • A trip to Sod Farms and Pancho Villa State park website for details. Saturday, March 3, in the Visitor Center.
strenuous. Park meets at 7 a.m. Saturday, March 24, • Women Only Hike is 8 a.m. Saturday, Visitors will explore the architecture at White
• March 10: Reptiles of the Chihuahuan behind Sam’s car wash, 7970 N. Mesa. Bring March 17, Agave Loop to Cottonwood Spring. Sands National Monument, followed by a tour
Desert, 8:30 a.m. Easy. lunch. Car fee: $5. The park will host various events occurring in of the historic district.
• March 17: Otero Mesa, 8 a.m. Easy; option- • Archaeology Museum and Hawk Alley trip the park during the week of Spring Break.
meets at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at the muse- Programs include Dutch Oven Cooking, Yoga Guadalupe Mountains National Park
al moderate to strenuous petroglyphs hike.
um, 4301 Transmountain. Drive to Hawk Alley on the Rocks, Art in the Park, Desert Multi- — 110 miles east of El Paso on the way to
• March 24: Spring Raptors, 7 a.m. Easy.
with stop at Painted Dunes Golf Course. tools, and Incredible Edibles. Carlsbad, the 86,416-acre park includes the
• March 31: Anthony Gap Cave, 8 a.m.
highest point in Texas: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749
Strenuous. El Paso Zoo — 4001 E. Paisano. Zoo Rio Bosque Wetlands Park — UTEP’s feet. Entry fee: $5 for ages 16 and older, good
DinoTracks Tour — Insights Science Entrance hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Center for Environmental Resource for one week and all trails. Pine Springs Visitor
Center host its monthly 3-mile DinoTracks Zoo admission is $12 for ages 13 to 59; $9 for Management offers free guided walking tours Center hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
hiking tour 1 to 3:30 p.m. the first Sunday of ages 60 and older and active duty military and other activities at Rio Bosque Wetlands Camping is $8 per site per night. Information:
the month (March 4), at Mt. Cristo Rey in (including spouse) with ID; $7.50 ages 3 to 12; Park, 10176 Socorro Rd. in El Paso’s Mission (915) 828-3251 or
Sunland Park. Cost: $15; available at eventbrite. and free for ages 2 and under. Zoo members Valley. Tours last about two hours.
admitted free. Information: 212-0966, elpaso- Information: 747-8663 or Carlsbad Caverns National Park — The
Information: 534-0000,, or on Facebook at ElPasoZoo. • Birding tour is 8 a.m. Sunday, March 4. park is about 160 miles east of El Paso, off the
Wyler Aerial Tramway — 1700 McKinley. An Easter weekend “Eggstravaganza” is 10 • Community workday is 9 a.m. Saturday, Carlsbad Highway (U.S. 62-180). Information:
Information: 562-9899 or 566-6622. Hikes a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March March 17. (575) 785-2232 or
begin at the Directisimo trail head. Wear sturdy 31-April 1. • Introductory tour, 9 a.m. Saturday, March 24. Visitor Center open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily;
shoes, weather appropriate clothing, hats and Meeting place is a bridge crossing Riverside tours available 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Last entry
sunscreen; bring walking stick. Strenuous hike, Municipal Rose Garden — The garden at into cave via natural entrance is 2 p.m. with last
Canal. Take Americas Ave. (Loop 375) to Pan
1,000 feet elevation gain. 3418 Aurora (at Copia) opens for its season 8 entry into cave via elevator 3:30 p.m. (be in line
American Drive, turn left and travel 1.5 miles.
• Women Only Hike is 8 a.m. Sunday, March 4. a.m. to 6 p.m. daily March through November, to exit cave by 4:30 p.m.).
• Last Sunday Hike is 8 a.m. Sunday, March 25. except for official holidays. Admission is free. Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso Plan 3-1/2 hours for a walk-in tour and 1-1/2
Information/rentals: El Paso Parks and Desert Botanical Garden — 4200 hours for Big Room tour of the Caverns. Cost
TecH2O WaterSmart Landscapes Recreation, 212-0092 or Doniphan (across from Frontera). Hours are 9 is $10 (free or ages 15 and younger). The
Series — El Paso Water’s TecH2O Center, a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Friday, and park’s audio self-guided tour is $3 extra (also
10751 Montana, hosts the second part in its Franklin Mountains State Park — Most
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed available in Spanish).
seven-part series on the “Seven Principles of hiking and mountain-biking trails begin in the
Tuesdays. Admission: $2 (free for members); Other guided tours are available.
Water Efficient Landscapes” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tom Mays area, off Transmountain Drive on
$1 children. Information: 584-0563, keystone-
Saturday, March 10. Information: 621-2000 or the west side of the park (east of I-10). New Mexico State Parks — Day-use fee Entry fee is $5 per person, free for age 12 and is $5 when visiting any state park. All programs
Bird watching with the Trans Pecos Audubon
under (with family). Correct cash or check free with park entrance. Information: (575)
El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society Society is 9:30 a.m. to noon the second and last
only. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 744-5998 or
— The society’s general meeting is 7 p.m. Saturday of the month.
Information: 566-6441 or on Facebook at • Oliver Lee State Park, Highway 54 south of
Monday, March 19, at UTEP’s Centennial Keystone’s Chihuahuan Desert Experience
FranklinMountainsSP. Web: Alamogordo at Dog Canyon turnoff.
Museum, 500 W. University. Wildlife rehabilita- (immediately west of the wetland) is open 9 Information: (575) 437-8284. A night sky event
tors Julie Ito Morales and Jaime Morales will a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10
Guided hikes and bike rides are $8 per person focusing on French astronomer Charles Messier
talk on “Stick House Sanctuary Wildlife a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for walking
($3 State Park Pass holder; $1 children 12 and is 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 17.
Rehabilitation and Feathered Farm.” and bird watching.
under); price includes entry. Dogs welcome on • Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. 5000 Calle
Information: Scott, 581-6071 or trans-pecos- leash on some hikes. RSVP required: 566-6441 Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic del Norte in Mesilla. Information: (575) 523- (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday). Site — Ranch Road 2775 off U.S. 62/180 4398. Audubon Bird Walks are 7:15 a.m.
Field trips are open to the public. Information: • Hike to Ron Coleman Trail is 7 a.m. to 1 (Montana Ave.). The site is famed for many Saturdays, led by park volunteers. Ranger-led
637-3521 or p.m. Saturday, March 3, as part of the Peak Native American rock paintings and unique Nature Hikes are 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Fitness in
• A trip to Leasburg Dam State Park and Fitness challenge. Very strenuous hike. Meet at geology. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Nature walks with the Second Chance Walker
Mesilla Valley meets at 7 a.m. Saturday, March Smugglers Pass parking lot. through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday Program are 8:30 a.m. every Saturday begin-
through Sunday. Admission: $7 (free for chil- ning at the Visitor Center.
dren 12 and younger). Admission including • Leasburg Dam — 12712 State Park Road in
tours or hikes is $9 (13 and over); $2 (ages 5- Radium Springs, two miles off Interstate 25 at
12). Information: 857-1135, ext. 0, or texas- Exit 19. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for day use.

Are you feeling lucky? If you’re Information: (575) 524–4068.
Try our new
visiting one of our Village Inn
Birding hike is 8 a.m. the third Saturday of the Talks on “Oñate the Spanish Conquerer-
Heritage month. Neither” debunking common myths about Don
locations, you don’t need to ask. Pancake
Combos or
Reservations are recommended for the self- Juan de Oñate are 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
guided area and for camping: (512) 389-8911. Wednesday, March 7 and 21.
one of our
Whether you are in for
North Mountain is available for self-guided day Magical March skies program is 6 to 8:30 p.m.
breakfast, lunch or
use, for up to 70 people at a time; reservations Saturday, March 10.
Skillet Meals.
dinner, we’ve got
recommended. There is an annual orientation Monthly bird ID walking tour is 8 to 10 a.m.
program for visitors. Call for reservations and Saturday, March 24.
what you are other information: 857-1135. • Percha Dam State Park, 60 miles north of Las

craving for. White Sands National Monument — Cruces on I-25. Information: (575) 743-3942.
The glistening gypsum dunes are about 15 miles A talk on rattlesnakes is 11 a.m. to noon
southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70. Saturday, March 31.
Visitor Center hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. An Easter Egg Hunt is 1- a.m. to noon Sunday,
through March 10; hours change after. Park April 1, for ages 1-12.
hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through March 10; 7 • Caballo Lake State Park, 60 miles north of
a.m. to 8 p.m. March 11-April 14. Last entrance Las Cruces on Interstate 25. Information: (575)
is one hour before park closes. Entrance fee: 527-8386.
A talk on rattlesnakes is 11 a.m. to noon
El Paso: 1500 Airway •  7144 Gateway East • 4757 Hondo $5 age 16 and older. Free for children.
Saturday, March 31.
Pass • 2929 N. Mesa * 5863 N. Mesa • 7801 N. Mesa • Information: (575) 479-6124, ext. 236 or (575)
2275 Trawood •  1331 N. Zaragoza • 3464 Joe Battle 679-2599, ext. 232; or go to An Easter Egg Hunt is 1- a.m. to noon Sunday,
Las Cruces: 1435 S. Valley •  445 S. Telshor Sunset strolls are offered daily one hour April 1, for ages 1-12.

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All phone numbers listed are in Juaréz. Salon Marsellas — Av. Tecnologico #3087.
Guerra de Fronteras boxing begins at 6 p.m.
Centro Cultural Paso del Norte - Av.
Henry Durant. Tickets at
Saturday, March 10. Tickets: 150-405 pesos Centennial Museum — University at Magoffin, a restored 1901 home); closed
( Wiggins, UTEP. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 Monday Sunday. Tours on the hour; last tour at 4 p.m.
• Singer Raphael, “Loco por Cantar” tour, 8
through Saturday. Admission is free. Spanish language tours offered Thursday
p.m. Saturday, March 3. 605-1,485 pesos. Tecate Supremo — Chamizal Park. The
Information: 747-6667 or through Saturday; call for availability. Cost: $7
• Bolshoi Ballet de Bielorrusia “Swan Lake” at festival begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10.
Showing through May 19: “Aliento a ($6 seniors 65 and older; $4 ages 6-18; free
8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6. 385-770 pesos. Headline entertainment by Bunbury. Other
Tequila,” an art exhibition by El Paso-born and ages 5 and younger).Admission is free to Visitor
• “Hijas de su Madre,” a comic play by Patricia entertainment: Molotov, Los Autenticos
Austin-based photographer Joel Salcido. Center. Information: 533-5147, visitmagoffin-
Reyes Spíndola starring six women, is 7 and 9 Decadentes, Los Ángeles Azules, Enjambre, or Facebook.
p.m. Thursday, March 15. 275-495 pesos. Los Cafres, El Gran Silencio, José Madero and El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study • Boston Brown Bread Cooking Class is 10
• Diego Dreyfus present his monologue, others. Admission: 650-1,145 pesos. Center — 715 N. Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m. a.m. Saturday, March 3.
“Descubre tu Don,” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, to 5 p.m. weekdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and
March 21. Tickets: 466-696 pesos. Centro de Convenciones Anita — • Yoga with Rebecca Hendricks is 10 a.m.
Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 351- Saturday, March 10 and 24.
Waterfill zone. Information: 6821486 or
Estadio Jaime Canales Lira — Av. 0048 or • Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club is 2 p.m.
6820693. Tickets at Hombres
Vicente Guerrero at Americas. Advance tickets G Y Enanitos Verdes “Huevos Revueltos Tour” El Paso Museum of Archaeology — Saturday, March 17.
at Tropicalisimo Apache per- is 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 14. Tickets: 550 4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso • Free hands-on fencing demonstration is 10
forms at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 3, with Mi pesos, premium and VIP 1,320 to 3,300 pesos. (west of U.S. 54). Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. a.m. Saturday, March 31.
Barrio Colombian. Admission: 132 pesos. Tuesday through Saturday. Tours are 10:30 to
Calacas Jazz Band — Amigos de la National Border Patrol Museum —
Lienzo Charro Adolfo Lopez Mateos — 2 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays, Mondays 4315 Transmountain Drive. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5
Fundacion Mascareñas’s Matices Culturales
Av. Del Charro at Henry Dunant. Tickets at and city holidays. Admission is free. p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is
series presents the Mexico City jazz ensemble Rodeo de Campeones is at 5 Information: 755-4332 or free. Information: 759-6060 or borderpatrol-
at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Centro
p.m. Saturday, March 3. Admission: 120 pesos
Cultural Paso del Norte. Information: (915)
(25 for children). A free lecture on “Visions in Clay: The Future
of Mata Ortiz Pottery” by master potter Diego San Elizario Veterans Museum and
Valles is 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, as part of Memorial Walk — 1501-B Main Street in
the museum’s 2018 lecture series. San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Spring Break Camp is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday, March 13-16, for Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission
ages 7-12. Cost: $70 ($55 members). is free. Information: Ann Lara, 345-3741 or Ray
El Paso Archaeological Society’s monthly Borrego, 383-8529.
meeting is 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17. Mark
Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305
Howe presents “Smeltertown Archaeology and
Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta
History.” Admission is free; the public is invit-
Mission. The center features a museum on the
ed. Seating is limited.
Tigua tribe, offering a glimpse of five centuries
The 12th annual Poppies Fest is 10 a.m. to 4
of Pueblo history and tradition. Hours are 10
p.m. Saturday, March 31, with free shuttle
a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
parking service provided to and from Cohen
Free children’s activities daily. Admission is
free. Information: 859-7700, ysletadelsur-
El Paso Museum of History — 510 N.
Santa Fe. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through
War Eagles Air Museum — 8012 Airport
Saturday (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), and noon-5
Road, Doña Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa.
p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information:
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
212-0320 or
Sunday. Admission: $5; $4 senior citizens and
A Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon: Women in the Arts
military; free for children under 12.
is 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, March 16. Learning to
Information: (575) 589-2000 or war-eagles-air-
edit articles related to El Paso as well as write
your own while focusing on Woman in El Paso.
The Wings of Freedom Tour visits the muse-
Admission is free; participants should bring
um April 4-6, with walk-through tours of a B-
their own tablet or laptop.
17, B24, B-25 and TF-51D from 3 to 5 p.m.
A “History on the Run” Bike Tour, “Through
Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and 9
the Eyes of Kate Moore Brown” is 10 a.m.
a.m. to noon Friday. Cost: $15 ($5 ages 12 and
Saturday, March 17. Tickets: $10 ($5 museum
younger); no reservations needed. Flights will
members); available in the History Shop.
take place before and after tours; call for cost
A “Lessons from the Past, Looking Towards
and reservations: (978) 562-9182.
the Future” talk with Dr. Josh Fan is 6 to 7
p.m. Thursday, March 22.
UTEP Three-Minute Thesis Competition is 6 Las Cruces area
p.m. Thursday, March 29, as part of a compe-
Branigan Cultural Center — Branigan
tition of universities around the world.
Building, 501 N. Main, (Downtown Mall) Las
The museum offers “Free the Yoga” classes
Cruces. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
noon Thursdays.
Tuesday through Friday (until 8 p.m.
Spring Camp on “History Theater” is 1 to 4
Thursday); 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
p.m. Tuesday through Friday, March 13-16.
Information: (575) 541-2154, las-
Cost; $70 ($55 members). Various spring camp or on Facebook.
one-day workshops also offered.
Showing through March 10: “MakeShift” by
Los Portales Museum and Visitor Lxs Dos, consisting of Ramon and Christian
Center — 1521 San Elizario Road. Hours are Cardena. The husband-and-wife artists illus-
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, trate the border region through photographs,
noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. paintings, posters, and an installation.
Information: 851-1682. Showing through March 17: “What’s Your
Las Cruces?” an interactive community engage-
Magoffin Home State Historic Site — ment exhibit. Visitors may share Las Cruces
1120 Magoffin. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
photos, stories, and more through questions
Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m.
posed at different stations. Selected images and
Sunday. Visitors can begin their tour at the
Visitor Center across the street (1117 Please see Page 24

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One of USA’s Top 100 Museum are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, • March 3: “That’s Them! My All-Time

Independent Pizzerias
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for Favorite Band in Pictures.” Bring images of a
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— Pizza Today
adults, $4 seniors 60 and older; $3 children age favorite band (on paper) to create a collage.
4-17; free for museum members, veterans and • March 10: “Rock On... Illustrating that
stories will be shared and posted within the
children age 3 and under. Information: (575) Song.” Choose a favorite song from printed
exhibit and on the museums social media sites
522-4100 or lyrics available at the gallery and create an illus-
for public viewing and comment.
The 19th annual Cowboy Days which pays trated response. Materials provided.
Showing through March 24: “Mirage,”
tribute to the state’s ranching traditions A free “Indigenous Rockers, Rappers and
works by mixed media artist Ellen Wetmore.
Saturday and Sunday, March 3-4, cowboy Activists” concert with Nataanli Means and oth-
The center seeks proposals for 2019 exhibits

demonstrations, chuck wagon cooking, chil- ers is 7 p.m. Friday, March 9, in the Las
with themes of cultural and historical signifi-
dren’s activities, mounted shooting, the CASI Cruces Downtown Plaza.
cance relating to the Southwest. Deadline is
Chili Cook-Off, cowboy music, pony rides, A panel discussion on “Considering

Fine Beers & Wines

April 7. Submit materials at
gunfight re-enactments. Contemporary Art” is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Information:
An indoor concert by country music artist and Thursday, March 8, moderated by gallery

(575) 541-2159.
Las Cruces native Josh Grider is 7 p.m. director Marisa Sage, and featuring Julie Sasse
Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Saturday, March 3. Tickets: $19.90; age 10 and of Tucson Museum of Art; Nadiah Rivera
206 Cincinnati • 532-9483 Science — 411 N. Main in the Las Cruces under free. Fellah, guest curator, Newark Museum; and

Downtown Mall. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 Showing through April 1 in the museum Michelle J. Lanteri, guest curator, University Art
p.m. Tuesday through Friday (until 8 p.m. corridor: “Connie Garcia: A Lifetime of Art,” Gallery at NMSU.
865 N. Resler • 760-6000 Thursday); 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. showcasing works by the Las Cruces artist.
Closed Sunday and Monday. Information: (575)
NMSU Art Gallery — D.W. Williams Art
522-3120 or
Center, 1390 E. University, NMSU. Hours are Hubbard Museum of the American
1879 N. Zaragosa • 856-9111 Saturday Family Science is 11:45 a.m. to 12:45
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. West — 841 U.S. Hwy 70 West, next to

p.m. Saturday, March 3. This month’s program
Admission is free. Designated gallery parking Ruidoso Downs (N.M.) Race Track. Hours are
in on “X-Rays.”
free on weekends and after 5 p.m. on week- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday.
11100 Sean Haggerty (at US 54) Las Cruces Railroad Museum — 351 N. days. Information: (575) 646-2545 or Admission: $7 ($5 for seniors, military; $2 chil-
821-7000 Mesilla. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. dren 6-16; free for children 5 and younger and

Tuesday through Friday (until 8 p.m. Thursday); Showing through March 16: “Wendy Red museum members). Information: (575) 378-
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. Star: The Maniacs (We’re not the Best, but 4142, or on Facebook.
145 W. Sunset (at Doniphan) during the First Friday Ramble. Admission is We’re Better than the Rest).” This site-specific
exhibition will visually materialize and mesh
Museum of the Big Bend — Sul Ross
free; donations encouraged. Information: (575)
State University (Entrance 3), Hwy 90 in
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Thur. 647-4480 or memories of the past and present in Red Star’s
Alpine, Texas. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Story times for children of all ages begin at 11 investigation of her Apsáalooke (Crow) Indian
Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m.
11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday a.m. Saturday, March 3 and 17. Mrs. Prickett father’s life in rock music. The exhibit includes
Sunday. Admission is free. Information: (432) and her puppets will engage pre-school chil- photography, sound, sculpture, interviews, and
837-8143 or
“... definitely has the best pizza in town.” dren at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 8. a visual timeline.
Showing through March 25: “Echoes of the
— Texas Monthly Family Game Day is 10 a.m. to noon on Events in conjunction with the exhibit include
Cordillera: Attitudes and Latitudes Along the
Saturday, March 10. free visual journaling workshops for all ages 1
Great Divide,” photographs by Jim Bones.
to 2 p.m. on selected Saturdays. Materials pro-
FINE DINING NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
— 4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. Hours
vided and no reservations required. New Mexico Museum of Space
History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. The
museum features the International Space Hall
of Fame and the Tombaugh IMAX Dome
Theater and Planetarium.
Space center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Admission: $6 ($5 for seniors and military, $4
ages 4-12, children 3 and younger free). Call
for school tours and group ticket arrangements.
Information: (877) 333-6589, (575) 437-2840
The Launch Pad Lecture Series is 9 to 11 a.m.
the first Friday of each month. Admission is
free; coffee and donuts provided. The March 2
topic is “We’re Gonna Do What? Bizarre
Rescues in Space” with Museum Executive
Director Christopher Orwoll.
The New Horizons Theater is closed through
March 9 for renovations. New schedule to be
The New Mexico Museum of Space History
will host a motorcoach tour to the semiannual
tour of the Trinity site at White Sands Missile
Range Saturday, April 7. Cost: $75 ($65 muse-
um members). Reservations: (575) 437-2840
ext. 41132 or online
Silver City Museum — 312 W. Broadway,
Silver City. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday. Open until 7 p.m. the
first Friday of the month. Admission: $3 sug-
gested donation. Information: (575) 538-5921,
1-877-777-7947 (out of town), or silvercitymu-
Showing through May 28: “Flamenco: From
Spain to New Mexico.” The exhibit traces fla-
menco to its arrival in the United States and its
rise as an international art form now enjoyed
by millions. It includes costumes (both historic
and contemporary), musical instruments, cos-
tume and set design sketches, playbills, sheet
music, posters, and more.

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Artist John Houser left
a monumental legacy
The estate of Manuel Acosta also Gullen Texas State Veterans Home on
released six large paintings that have been Kenworthy, and now we are also working
sequestered in a vault for years. “These are with Ben Miranda at the Cohen Military

large, 48” x 40”, and are really incredible Clinic, a 6-month-old facility on George
classic portraits,” Hal said. Some recently Dieter. We plan to place approximately 12
purchased works by Jose Cisneros will pieces in each location.
also join a selection of art from estate of “The state home requested artwork with
n Jan. 10, 2018, El Paso lost one of
Bill Rakocy to round out the exhibition. patriotic or other military-type scenes pro-
its most visionary artists when
“These men are the patriarchs of El Paso duced by members of the military. For
nationally acclaimed sculptor John
art, really the undisputed masters,” Marcus instance, Krystyna Robbins has created a
Sherrill Houser passed away in Tucson,
added. “Their work has been tested and large image of ‘Old Glory’ as her donation
Ariz. at age 82. Son of sculptor Ivan
proven and it’s exciting to be able to see to the project. Cohen is looking for art pro-
Houser, who worked on Mount Rushmore,
this work all in one location.” duced by members of families who have a
John became best known in El Paso for his
member with a dedicated service record.
Art for Veterans
monumental sculptures that celebrated his-
“Local artists have already committed to
toric figures who contributed to the settle-
creating all the art we need. Fundraising is
ment of this region of the Southwest. Darrell MaGahhey is heading up a new the second tier of our effort. We need to
Titled the “XII Travelers Memorial of the “Art for Veterans” program to brighten the collect sufficient monies to frame and hang
Southwest,” the concept was inspired by lives of veterans in local institutions using the donated works.”
Tom Lea’s “Calendar of Twelve Travelers patriotic and colorful artwork. Anyone wishing to assist with a donation
through the Pass of the North.” “We are working with regional care facil- may do so by going to the El Paso Art
Houser’s original proposal focused on ities and other veterans’ organizations that Association web site: www.elpasoartasso-
placing 12 bronze figures along a sculpture of the proposed sculpture was unveiled in will benefit from having art hung in that or call Darrell MaGahhey at
walk woven throughout downtown El the summer of 2013. location,” he explained. “Our belief is that 857-7300.
Paso. The concept was accepted by the city Ethan Houser explained that the sculpture with each picture, we are saying ‘thank
and Houser received a commission to of two figures opposite one another seated you’ to our veterans for their service.
begin in 1988. Due to funding difficulties on a benc, is a bit allegorical. “The first “We began the project by working with Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer
and other issues, only the missionary Fray figure is that of a 12-year-old shepherd Susan Culp, administrator of the Ambrosio specializing in the visual arts.
Garcia, Conquistador Don Juan Oñate and boy with a book in one hand, indicating
pioneer settler Susan Shelby Magoffin that the youth is determined to have the
were actually cast into bronze. education which he feels is his right.
Sited in the heart of Pioneer Plaza and Seated on the opposite corner, the second
standing 12 feet in height, the figure of the figure is that of the adult ‘President
Fray Garcia de San Francisco honors the Juarez,’ as he may have appeared at his
Franciscan monk who in 1659 founded residence in El Paso del Norte.”
Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission at Paso The National Park Service has already
del Norte, the area known today as the sis- approved installation of the monument for
ter cities of Juárez and El Paso. Dedicated Chamizal National Park.
on September 26, 1996, Fray Garcia was Despite the his father’s death, Ethan said,
the only one of the 12 sculptures to actual- the Twelve Travelers Board is committed
ly find a home in downtown El Paso. to completing the Benito Juarez sculpture
Second in the series, the magnificent 36- as soon as funding becomes available. In
foot-high figure of explorer Don Juan the meantime, Ethan is working on a bas-
Oñate atop a rearing horse would follow a relief medallion depicting the heads of
decade later. Controversies as to the appro- Juarez and Lincoln.
priate placement for the 16-ton bronze Ethan shared one aspect of John’s life of
delayed completion and installation. The which many admirers may not be aware.
figure was finally located at the entrance to In 1988, he was the recipient of a kidney
the El Paso International Airport and dedi- transplant. Because this saved his life, and
cated in 2007. gave him another 30 productive years, he
Honored on one hand for introducing the encouraged others to consider being an
horse and Spanish culture to the region and organ donor. John’s body has been donated
as a colonizer who founded the Camino to science to further anatomical training.
Real (King’s Highway), which became the Two memorials will be held in Houser’s
major trade route between Mexico and honor. The first will be on March 17 at the
Santa Fe, Oñate was later accused of atroc- Tucson Botanical Gardens, beginning at 4
ities against the indigenous people that led p.m. The second is in El Paso at the El
to the Acoma Massacre of 1599. In Paso Museum of Art from noon to 1 p.m.
response to the controversy, the El Paso Wednesday, March 21, which is also the
City Council changed the statue’s name to birthday of Benito Juarez.
the more generic title “The Equestrian”. For further information, call Kenna
Most recently completed is the image of Ramirez, 282-5102 or Ray Mancera at
Susan Shelby Magoffin that adorns the 532-2444
grounds of the Keystone Heritage Park on
Hal Marcus Gallery
Doniphan Drive in the Upper Valley,
which was dedicated in June 2012.
Accompanied by her faithful greyhound, Between now and April 13, borderland
Ring, Magoffin is shown making entries in residents who visit the Hal Marcus Gallery,
her famous diary, “Down the Santa Fe 1209 Oregon, can view an outstanding col-
Trail and into Mexico,” which detailed her lection of about 50 works by four of the
arduous 1840 journey from St. Joseph, region’s most celebrated artists: Tom Lea,
Mo. to El Paso. Its placement was chosen Jose Cisneros, Manuel Acosta and Bill
because her diary indicated that the party Rakocy. Most of the works have not previ-
most likely camped along the Rio Grande ously been offered for sale.
near what is now Keystone. Magoffin was Marcus related that the exhibition came
married to Samuel Magoffin, the younger together very quickly when the Tom Lea
brother of famed trader and city father Institute agreed to consign a selection of
James Wiley Magoffin. pieces that belong to Lea’s son, James. “In
Houser and his son Ethan faithfully con- addition to the 15 Tom Lea original oils,
tinued work on the fourth image in the we also have a selection of drawings from
series that depicts Benito Juarez, the the ’30s and even some of large, pastel
beloved Mexican president who is often abstract work he produced closer to the
compared to Abraham Lincoln. A maquette end of his life.”

March 2018 El Paso Scene Page 25

Martyred priest was Taking a Look Back
ordained in El Paso by John McVey Middagh
lthough St. Pedro de Jesus

A Maldonado Lucero spent nearly all

his life in Mexico, El Paso can
claim him as one of their own and this
anniversary of
when he celebrat-
ed his first Mass.
On May 21,
year celebrates the 100th anniversary of
2000, Father
his ordination.
Maldonado and 24
Born in Chihuahua City, Mexico in
other martyrs of
1892, Maldonado entered seminary at age
the Cristero War
17. He was ordained a priest in 1918 in Fr. Maldonado
were canonized as
St. Patrick Cathedral by El Paso’s first
saints by Pope John
bishop, Anthony Joseph Schuler.
Paul II.
Father Maldonado returned to
Chihuahua, serving first in San Nicolás
The ordination of Father Maldonado
de Carretas, then in 1924 became the
came just a couple of months after the
parish priest in San Isabel, Chihuahua.
dedication of St. Patrick Cathedral, which
There he placed his focus on teaching the
April 14-15 & 21-22, 2018 is also celebrating its 100th anniversary.
faith to the children. He started Sunday
Although it is the first and only cathedral
school classes, sometimes using song and
El Paso Artists Studio Tour dramas to reinforce his message, becom-
ing a popular and respected priest.
(the seat of the diocese’s bishop), it was
not the first Catholic church in El Paso .
All El Paso Artists are invited to open their That distinction goes to St. Mary Chapel
But throughout Mexico these were diffi-
studios to the public in this 11th annual built in 1882 by the Jesuits, who celebrat-
cult times for the Catholic Church. The
event. To learn more and get an entry ed their first Mass there on Christmas
1917 Constitution had placed heavy
form, email Day of that year. St. Mary later became
restrictions on the Church. The Church
or go to Holy Family Catholic Church.
could not own property, convents, monas-
In 1914 Pope Pius X announced the teries, or schools. The government
formation of the Diocese of El Paso,
Sponsored by the Plein-Air Painters allowed only a certain number of priests
naming Shuler its first bishop. Two of the
of El Paso and El Paso Scene and the Church had few if any legal
main churches back then were Holy
rights. It got so bad that anyone caught
The April 14-15 tour includes Eastside, Northeast, Downtown, Central and Mission Valley. wearing religious items or worshiping
Family and Immaculate Conception.
The April 21-22 tour includes studios in the Westside and Upper Valley. Neither was large enough to accommo-
could be beaten or even shot.
Hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. date the growing population of El Paso,
Deadline to enter is March 12, 2018
Mexican Catholics went underground or
so Bishop Schuler informed his parish-
moved to El Paso and other parts of the
Information & Entry Forms available at
ioners that he would build a new church
Southwest for fear of being murdered.
and fundraising began. A $10,000 dona-
But, some 50,000 of the faithful took up
tion was given by Delia Lane to start
arms defending their rights for religious
things off. When it came time to pick a
freedom crying, “Viva Cristo Rey,” and
name for the new cathedral, Lane allowed
what became known as the “Cristero
the Daughters of Erin to choose the
War” that started in 1926 and lasted
name, and they chose St. Patrick, the
about three years.
Apostle of Ireland, where their order was
The U.S. Ambassador helped with nego-
founded. The location chosen for the new
tiations between the government of
cathedral was at the corner of Mesa and
Mexican President Plutarco Elias Calles
Arizona streets, and was purchased for
and the Catholic Church. In 1929 the
$20,000 in February 1914.
government allowed the churches to
Bishop Schuler blessed and dedicated
return to celebrating Mass openly. But,
the new cathedral on Thanksgiving Day,
even with this agreement some violence
1917. The next day he baptized a baby
continued against the Catholic laity and
named Patrick Anthony Enjady. the son
priests. It was not until 1992 that the full
of a Mescalero Apache family. Private
legal stature of the Church was restored.
James O’Brien and Mary Hinton were the
Many of the 1929 agreements were not
first to be married at the Cathedral in
honored and persecution of the Church
December, a hurried wedding because the
continued, with the situation worsening
groom was being shipped off to the war
in Chihuahua in the early 1930s.
in Europe. Shuler served as Bishop of El
In 1934 Father Maldonado was deported
Paso diocese until 1941.
to El Paso, but he quickly returned to his
St. Patrick Cathedral has now served
parish in Mexico, in hiding on a ranch
the community for over some 100 years.
outside of San Isabel. On Ash Wednesday
The area the diocese covers is large: 10
1937, he was captured by a group of
counties, 26,686 square miles, 55 parish-
police and others while conducting his
es, 20 missions, and 17 ministries. The
church duties. He was struck in the head
diocese is home to the first Catholic mis-
with a pistol, falling to the ground severe-
sion in Texas, first Mass celebrated in
ly injured. A communion host that he had
Texas, the first Thanksgiving and the first
in his pyx (pouch) around his neck fell
hospital in El Paso.
out. Seeing this, one of the attackers
picked it up, forcing it into the priest’s
mouth before he lost consciousness. It John McVey Middagh is a former
was his last communion before dying the saddle shop owner. You can reach
next day, Feb. 11, 1937, the 19th him at

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Ann James Massey talk and raffle — A nent collection are 7 to 8 p.m. Thursdays,
reception for Ann James Massey, who will talk March. 8 and 22, led by UTEP students.
on “Making of ‘The Blessing of the Animals’” is Art Talks: Contemporary Art event is 2 to 4
5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 23, at St. Luke’s p.m. Saturday, March 24, with live musical
Episcopal Church, 7050 McNutt in La Union. performances. A floating basketball, a beeswax
RSVP by March 21 to Linda Larbi-Cherif, 240- sculpture, and a large pink painting constitute
5397 or Information: three contemporary artworks now on view at EPMA. With live musical performances, art his-
Massey will talk about her recently completed torian Samuel Rodriguez guides a conversation
award-winning painting, including her use of old in how to understand these works and explains
masters’ techniques, the drawing process and their impact on the art world in the late twenti-
paint application. Reception begins at 5 p.m. eth century. No reservations required.
with talk at 6 p.m., followed by raffle at 7 p.m. The string trio of violinist Kurt Nikkanen, vio-
for her drawing “Between the Pyramids.” Raffle list Scott Rawls and Grammy-winning cellist
tickets are $1 at Zuill Bailey performs noon to 1 p.m. Thursday,
nion. Winners need not be present. Proceeds March 29, as part of the free Bach’s Lunch Jr.
benefit the church. concert series designed for children ages 6 and
up and their families. Presented in partnership
Bert Saldana Art Gallery — The gallery with El Paso Pro-Musica.
featuring Southwestern Art is at 1501 Main Spring Break art camp classes are Tuesday
Street in the San Elizario Arts District. Hours through Friday March 13-16.
are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through
Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to El Paso Studio Tour call for artists —
4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 479-2926 or bert- The 11th annual El Paso Artists Studio Tour invites artists to participate at its open studio
events April 14-15 and April 22-22. The
Crossland Gallery — The El Paso Art April 14-15 tour includes Eastside, Northeast,
Association’s gallery is at 500 W. Paisano (in Downtown, Central and Mission Valley.
the Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are 11 a.m. The April 21-22 tour includes studios in the
to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 West Side and Upper Valley.
p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. Information: Hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and
534-7377,, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday., or on Facebook. Deadline to register is March 12. Information:
Showing March 2-31: “Declassified’ EPCC Online registration at
student art show. Opening reception is 5:30 to
7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2. Sponsored by the Plein Air Painters of El Paso
Artist entries being sought through March and El Paso Scene.
28 for “On the Menu.”
Life Drawing lessons are offered 5:30-8:30 Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and
p.m. Thursdays at the Art Junction upstairs; and Gift Shop — 1445 Main Street in San
6-9 p.m. Tuesdays at the Glasbox, 210 Poplar. Elizario. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $10; students bring their own supplies. Wednesday through Saturday, and 12:30 to
Spring classes in watercolor, acrylic and oil are 4:30 p.m. Sunday and by appointment.
Saturdays, March 17-May 5. Cost: $140. Information: 851-0742 or 474-1800, or alber-
El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts
Festival Plaza. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, The gallery specializes in local and early El Paso
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. art. Open noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday. Admission is free. Information: 212- and Friday; noon to 7 p.m. Thursday.
0300 or Information: 533-9090 or
Showing through June 17: “Papel Chicano Showing through April 13 are works of
Dos,” the new touring exhibition of 65 con- four of the best-known Early El Paso artists:
temporary works on paper from the collection Jose Cisneros, Bill Rakocy, Manuel Acosta and
of Cheech Marin, exploring Chicano identity Tom Lea.
from the Chicano Revolution to present day.
International Museum of Art — 1211
Two special events noon to 4 p.m. on select-
Montana. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
ed Saturdays:
Wednesday Thursday and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.
• March 3: Papel Chicano Celebration with Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.
art-making activities, food trucks, a display of
Information: 543-6747, internationalmuseumo-
classic low-rider cars, live music and vinyl ses- or on Facebook.
sions by Mother of Pearl Vinyl.
• March 31: Jesus “Cimi” Alvarado hosts Krystyna Robbins Studio — Krystyna
“Baikas!,” a guided bicycle tour of El Segundo Robbins’s Spring Studio Workshop, “Darken
Barrio’s mural. Tour begins and ends at EPMA; your Darks and Lighten your Lights” for oils
bring a bicycle and water. RSVP: at 212-3068 and acrylics is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday
or through Thursday, April 10-12, at the Robbins
Showing March 2-June 24: “The Empire of Studio, 5070 Yucca, off Country Club.
Texas,” black-and-white photographs by El Beginners welcome; bring a camera and lunch.
Paso photographer Richard Baron. Baron has Cost: $65 per day. Information: 584-
been roaming Texas in a project that captures 0953, or
its elevated highways, monumental road signs,
abandoned storefronts, drive-in movie screens,
Rio Bravo Watercolorists — The group’s
and other landscape features.
monthly meeting is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday,
Showing through May 13: “Ethics, Excess
March 21, at Schwartz Branch Library, 1865
and Extinction,” recent works by an interna-
Dean Martin. This month’s program is “Fixing
tional array of artists that explore the theme of
endangered animal species.
Gallery focus talks on pieces from the perma- Please see Page 28

March 2018 El Paso Scene Page 27

Southwest Art Scene story, “The Anthropologist.” • April 4: Tiffany Figueroa, abstract painting lights a selection of works on paper by noted
Showing March 1-May 4 in the Project with fluorescents and black light effects. artists focused on social and political commen-
Cont’d from Page 27
Space: winning pieces from the “Siqueiros- tary from the 1600s to the present day.
Pollock Bi-National Painting Exhibition.”
Cutter Gallery — 2640 El Paseo (at Represented artists include historical figures
Watercolor Painting Mistakes.” Artists Judy University), Las Cruces. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5
Opening reception is 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, such as Jaques Callot, Honore Daumier,
Hampton and Julie Caffee Cruz will discuss var- p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
March 1. Francisco Goya, Elizabeth Catlett, Kathe
ious methods for removing errors and adjusting Saturday. Information: (575) 541-0658 or the-
Kollwitz, and Andy Warhol, among others.
aspects of watercolor art pieces. The public is Star City Studio — The music studio and
Artrageous free art appreciation activities are
invited. Information: Linda Parsons, 549-2950. gallery is at 120 W. Castellano. Information: Showing through April 13: More than two
10 a.m. to noon every Saturday., or 240-5756. dozen watercolors by Las Cruces artist Robert
Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald Showing through March 31: “Sleeping with
Studio Art Classes Spring 2018 Session Two
Highsmith depicting the desert southwest land-
Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is off Dawson runs, March 28-May 12. Registration runs
Lions,” an exhibit of new works by gallery scape. Highsmith has received over 100 awards
Drive next to the Sun Bowl. Hours are 10 a.m. through March 24. Call museum for details.
owner Pat Olchefski-Winston. The paintings for watercolor, including the New Mexico
to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (open until 7
are inspired by Pat’s trip to Africa in October Governors Award for Excellence. Opening ‘March Moments’ — Works by the 10am-
p.m. Thursday) and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
2017, which included a five-day safari and reception is 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 3. ers are featured through March at Southwest
Information: 747-6151, or
another five days living on preserve for endan- Environmental Center, 275 N. Main, in Las
on Facebook at RubinCenter.
gered giraffes.
DAAC Arts & Cultural Center — The Cruces. The exhibit relates to 8 moments that
Showing through April 6: gallery at the new Arts Council Arts & Culture
occur in March, such as World Wildlife Day,
• The 2018 UTEP Department of Art Biennial Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado. Hours are 9
Las Cruces/Mesilla
National Plant a Flower Day, Ides of March and
Faculty Exhibition. Gallery Talks with Faculty a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
National Walk in a Park Day. Opening recep-
Artists and Friends are noon to 1 p.m. Information: (575) 523-6403 or
Thursdays through April 5 (no talk March 15):
Aa Studio — 2645 Doña Ana Road (Calle de tion is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 2, during the
Featured in March is “My Abstract World,”
Oro). Information: (575) 520-8752. Showing monthly art ramble. Information: (575) 522-
• March 1: Kim Bauer and Dominic Dousa, abstract acrylic paintings by Trish Hall. Opening
March 8-April 8 are oil/mixed media paintings 5552.
“Composition in Art and Music.” reception and artist meet and greet is 5 to 7
on sculpted and texturized canvases by Las
• March 8: John Dunn and Nick Gialanella, p.m. Saturday, March 3. Refreshments served. Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery —
Cruces artist Kathleen Deasy. Opening recep-
“Where Does the Photographs Exists — Digital 2470-A Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, across
Versus Analog.”
tion is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 9. Downtown Ramble — The City of Las from the Fountain Theatre. Hours are 10 a.m.
Cruces hosts an evening of music and art 5 to 7
• March 22: Terri Bauer, Anna Jaquez and ArtRageous — Doña Ana Arts Council to 5 p.m. daily. The gallery features more than
p.m. the first Friday of the month at art venues
Jessica Tolbert, “Subtle Gestures - Working on offers community art classes 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 30 artists in various media. New works dis-
of in a seven-block stretch of Las Cruces
a Small Scale.” Wednesdays, at DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, played every three months. Information: (575)
Downtown Mall. Information: (575) 647-0508.
• March 29: Manny Guerra and Karl in Bulletin Plaza, 1740 Calle de Mercado, Suite 522-2933 or
Whitaker,“ Prints: Breaking Out of the Time D. Classes include materials, light refreshments ‘Here and Now’ submissions — Las Receptions are 1 to 4 p.m. the first Saturday
Zone.” and a glass of wine. No experience is neces- Cruces Museum of Art invites submissions for of each month. Featured artists for March are
• April 5: Antonio Castro and Ben Saenz, sary; all levels welcome. Wear old or smock. Here and Now, a regional exhibition to be dis- oil painter Yvonne Postelle and basket weaver
“The Poetics of Collaboration.” Cost $30 per class. No class March 14. played at both the Museum of Art and NMSU Michael Shalett.
Showing through April 6 in the atrium: Registration: (575) 523-6403 or University Art Gallery May 11-July 21. Online,
“Fiamma Montezelmomo: Passing,” a solo exhi-
Second Saturday Open Artist Studios
• March 7: Laurel Weathersbee, torn paper digital submissions will be accepted through
— Several Las Cruces artists host studio open
bition of the artist installed on the US-Mexico landscapes March 30 at
houses noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 10.
border hosted by Proyectos Impala of Ciudad • March 21: Sherry Doil-Carter, Book Short, Information: (575) 541-2137 and las-
• Kathleen Deasy, 625 Van Patten (oils and
Juarez, and the immersive installation “Neon creating a collage of ideas
mixed media on canvas and paper).
Afterward,” featuring words of fluorescent LED • March 28: Sally Quillin, painting a purple iris
blue lights extracted from the Borges’ short in acrylic (also at 2 to 4 p.m.)
Las Cruces Arts Fair — Doña Ana Arts Information: (828) 467-9060.
Council’s 8th annual regional juried fine arts • Dunklee’s Art Studio, 1201 2nd. Artist Penny
event is March 16-18, in the Las Cruces Duncklee will show her watercolors, prints and
Convention Center, 680 E University. This cards. Information: (575) 523-1889.
year’s featured artist is award-winning local • Roy Van der AA nonobjective media, 2645
artist Nancy Frost Begin. Hours are 10 a.m. to Dona Ana Road.
5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. • Leslie Toombs’ studio at 429 Reeves, featur-
Entertainment offered Friday and Saturday, and ing her pastels, oils and mixed media.
food and beverages available for purchase. Information: (575) 523-1060.
Admission: $10 for any 2 days; advance tickets • Sonya Fe’s studio at 2055 Cortabella, original
available at 2 for $15 through March 16 at Hold prints and cards in oils. Information: (916) 606-
My Ticket, at the Cutter Gallery, 2640 El 8213.
Paseo, or at the DAAC office, 1740 Calle de Artists wanting to participate in future events
Mercado, Suite B-D. Children 12 and under are should notify Deasy one month prior.
admitted free. Information: (575) 523-6403 or Information: (828) 467-9060 or
One hundred artists from across the country,
some returning favorites and other first-time Also
exhibitors, will offer work in numerous cate-
Art Hop — MainStreet Truth or
gories, including fiber arts, jewelry, mixed
Consequences sponsors the event 6 to 9 p.m.
media, prints and photography, pottery and
the second Saturday of each month (March
glass, painting, drawing and woodwork, metal-
10) in the downtown gallery district.
work and sculpture.
Kickoff event if 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 16,
to see and buy work directly from the artists. Deming Arts Center — The Deming Arts
Returning this year is a Quick Art contest 11 Council’s gallery and gift shop is at 100 Gold
a.m. to noon Sunday. Artists will create a work Street in Deming, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4
of art on the spot, which then will be sold at a p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is
silent auction. New this year will be the youth free. Information, details: (575) 546-3663,
Quick Art contest 1 to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, for or on Facebook
artists aged 18 and under. Space in each cate- Showing March 2-29: Annual Student Shows.
gory is limited to 20 artists. Works by elementary students featured
March 1 to 14, with an artist reception 1 to 3
Las Cruces Museum of Art — 491 N. p.m. Saturday, March 3.
Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to
Intermediate, middle school and high school
4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday (until 8 p.m.
students works exhibited March 15-30, with
Thursday), 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5
an artist reception 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March
to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble
(March 2). Information: (575) 541-2137 or las-
The annual Quilting Bees Quilt Show is 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, March
Showing through April 7: “Politics on Paper:
9-11, with a trunk show, and a 2 p.m. drawing
Art with an Agenda from the SUArt
for a raffle quilt.
Collection,” featuring works from the Syracuse
University Art Galleries. The exhibition high-

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El Paso Showdown doubles
down on two former frontmen
He isn’t part of his former bassist’s new band
Sixx: A.M., and was never asked to join his
drummer’s side project, Methods of XXIII Undécimo Congreso de Sunday Salon — The open space event for
Mayhem. He was also once kicked out of the Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea poems, acoustic music and short fiction is 2 to
very band he headed during their heyday of — The 2018 Contemporary Mexican 4 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at the International
selling millions of albums. None of that mat-
Literature Conference begins at 9 a.m. Museum of Art, 1211 Montana. Admission is
ters because Vince Neil of Motley Crüe is on
his own these days, with a hefty catalogue of Thursday through Saturday, March 1-3 in the free. Information: 861-7294 or 542-6747.
hits backing him up. His last official CD UTEP Student Union Building East. The format will be a circle, wherein each
without his original gang was titled “Tattoos Information: Full sched- artist will be given five minutes to read, recite,
& Tequila,” so who better to serve as open- ule at Facebook at Congreso de Literatura or perform. The Sunday Salon will also feature
ing day entertainment for this year’s Mexicana. Featured presenters include: a different writer or singer each month.
“Showdown Fest” on March 16-18, special- • A presentation on the book “Algunos poetas March’s featured poet is Robin Scofield, read-
izing in tattoos, music, and motorcycles. Neil sound is ethereal with delicate hypnotic de nuestra lengua” by Sergio Mondragón is 5 ing from her most recent book, “FLOW,” as
will bring his solo act along with Motley vocals wrapped around sparse instrumenta-
p.m. Thursday, March 1, in Eikins Room, pre- well as new work.
Crüe hits, nuggets from his previous albums, tion. Each track cuts deeper than the previ-
ous with intense emotion. His talent is sented by Gustavo Ogarrio, Cecilia V. Richards
and a good helping of cover versions. The and the author.
Murder She Read — The Eastside book
next day at the El Paso County Coliseum immeasurable, and there is no reason for the discussion group meets 7 to 9 p.m. the first
listener to be paranoid about being blown • Cristina Rivera Garza with “Y los bábaros se
offers another blast from the past with Great Tuesday of each month at Solstice Senior Living
White’s original singer, Jack Russell. The away by an American Idol alum. quedan a cenar” at 5 p.m. Friday, March 2 in
at Rio Norte, 1940 Saul Kleinfeld. March 6:
band had a string of hits in the late ’80s but the Tomás Rivera Conference Center (third
David Byrne, “American
“Hard Truth” by Mary Stewart. Admission is
is now splintered into two different groups floor, Union East).
Utopia,” Nonesuch
free and open to anyone. Information: 629-
under the same name. This gig will feature Tumblewords Project — The writing 7063 or
the man who brought the hits “Once Bitten, David Byrne has not been a member of the workshops are 12:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Twice Shy,” “Rock Me” and “House of Talking Heads since 1992, and in the past Saturdays at the Memorial Park Public Library,
LGBT book group — The next meeting is
Broken Love,” to name a few. So it won’t be decade or so he hasn’t gone it alone (his last 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 19, at the
a Creedence Clearwater Revisited situation: 3200 Copper. Workshops are free. No work-
three discs were collaborations) like he did Borderland Rainbow Center, 2714 Wyoming,
In both cases we have the original recipes, at shops March 24 and 31. Information: 328-5484
when they first parted ways. His brand new to discuss “Call Me by Your Name” by Andre
least when it comes to the lead vocalist. album “American Utopia” finds him definite- (Donna Snyder), 566-1034 (library), tumble-
Aciman. Includes potluck supper. Information:
ly in solo territory. Right out of the gate we or on Facebook.
Joe Perry, “Sweetzerland
566-5549, 861-2909 or 471-9396 or on
are back in the peculiar brain of David Byrne • March 3: “Ars Poetica — Poetry about
Manifesto,” Roman Records
Facebook at ElPasoGLBTBookGroup.
with “Dance like This.” The track ping- Poetry and a Look at the Writing Life” with
Typically the first indication of a band’s
pongs between a sparse piano ballad into an Annette Velasquez, author of four books. Barnes and Noble story times — Stories
demise are the dreaded words “solo album.”
upbeat club cut all in the blink of an eye. • March 10: “Making Revisions” with Robin for children art at 11 a.m. Saturdays at stores
Skip a song and we are transported to a Scofield, author of three collections of poems at El Paso’s East Side, Fountains at Farah; West
In this instance the sheep that lost its flock is
selection that feels like it has been ripped and poetry editor for BorderSenses. Side, 705 Sunland Park; and Las Cruces Mesilla
a guitarist. Joe Perry of Aerosmith has flown
directly from his former band’s catalogue, • March 17: “Irish Poets,” with Kit Wren,
out of the nest. The boys from Boston have Valley Mall. The West Side and Las Cruces
complete with bizarre lyrics as he explains
not been the strongest unit over the past who has participated in Tumblewords since he locations also offer stories at 10 a.m. Friday.
why “Every Day is a Miracle.” The CD is
decade, and this is actually his third release was 12 years old and studied English literature Dr. Seuss Birthday celebrations are 6:30 p.m.
filled with world rhythms, a powerful per-
in such time (sixth overall). The blues are on at the University of North Texas. Friday, March 2, with story times, games and
cussion section and dance beats, with his dis-
his mind this time around on his new album, tinctive vocals always at the forefront. After activities.
“Sweetzerland Manifesto.” His instrument is a five-year absence and now qualified for
front and center on most every track. Who Social Security, he hasn’t lost his magic
else starts a CD with an instrumental but a touch. We may never achieve a utopian soci-
guitarist? It is a raw collection of solid blues ety, but the world is a much better place with
and rock tracks that have not been over Byrne’s “American Utopia” for us all to hear.
worked or spent too much time in the polish-
Collectibles: Gene Simmons,
er. There are a few rough edges with some
grit and grime, and a somewhat sinister
thread throughout. The vocals are handled by “The Vault Experience,” Rhino
the legendary Terry Reid, New York Dolls Leave it to one band over all others to cash
frontman David Johansen/Buster Poindexter in on collectibles of all sorts. That band is
and Cheap Trick vocalist Robin Zander. All Kiss, and with legions of fans to snatch up
are fantastic but Joe tackles the mic brilliant- every item bearing their logo it’s no wonder
ly on cut eight, a remake cover version of they call their die-hard admirers the “Kiss
“Eve of Destruction,” which leaves one pon- Army.” There have been dolls, lunch boxes,
dering why he didn’t just take the reins on toys, pinball machines, and even a coffin.
them all. There is no better declaration prov- Although this is offered as a “Kiss” item, it
ing the legendary status of Joe Perry than the all comes from their co-founder Gene
“Sweetzerland Manifesto.” Simmons, the man responsible for all the
previously mentioned craziness. This new
Lee Dewyze, “Paranoid,” set, “The Vault Experience,” is as much
Shanachie Records about the music as the bells and whistles. It
will contain 150 never-before-released tracks
American Idol isn’t really known for discov- written and performed by Simmons, featur-
ering genuine talent, but they did manage to ing notable rock ’n’ roll artists, including
find Queen a new frontman with Adam members of Kiss past and present, a non-
Lambert, who has been mesmerizing fans for makeup action figure, an oversized medal-
quite some time now. The country world got lion, and a one-of-a-kind, hand-selected orig-
an undeniable superstar in Carrie inal piece of memorabilia from his personal
Underwood, and pop got multi-Grammy collection. All of this will be packaged in a
winner Kelly Clarkson. In 2010 they intro- massive 12” x 12” x 6” leather-bound com-
duced the world to the best singer-songwriter memorative book containing dozens of
to ever come out of the franchise, Lee never-before-seen images. As if that wasn’t
Dewyze (although he did have a few discs incentive enough for any soldier in any of
before his global introduction). After the win their battalions, there is more. The man him-
he released one major label disc, which had self will travel around the world to a desig-
so much polish and shine that his heart was nated location to deliver the packages and
no longer discernible. A few years later he take photos and video with the fan and a
unleashed “Frames,” a set which could have guest, and sign autographs. So if you have a
easily rivaled Avett Brothers, the couple grand you simply need to kiss away,
Decemberists or Fleet Foxes. The new disc is here is a very interesting option.
“Paranoia” and it absolutely won’t be your
next party starter, or be accused of being Brian Chozick is owner of Tumblin’
happy-go-lucky fluff, but it is filled with Dice Music. Drop him a line at
heart, which he wears on his sleeve. The

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‘On Golden Pond’ — El Paso Playhouse, ‘An Enemy of the People’ — Las Cruces
2501 Montana, presents the Ernest Thompson Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las
drama through March 4. Directed by Cruces Downtown Mall presents the Arthur
Veronica Flores. The story of an elderly couple Miller play, adapted by Henrick Ibsen, March
and their relationship with their daughter and 9-25. Directed by Patrick Payne. Performances
grandson was made famous film. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m.
are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15 ($12 student, senior, mil-
Sunday. Tickets: $15 ($12 seniors 62+, stu- itary). Information: (575) 523-1200 or
dents, military). Information: 532-1317 or elpa-
‘Hellman v. McCarthy’ — El Paso
Middletown’ — No Strings Theatre Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series
Company presents the new play by Will Eno presents the new play by Brian Richard Mori at
March 2-18 at Black Box Theatre in Las 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at the
Cruces. Directed by Autumn Gieb. Philanthropy Theatre (next to the Plaza
Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Theatre), directed by Camilla Carr Tickets: $16
at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11 and 18; (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-4020 or
and at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15. Tickets: $15
($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats The play is about the legal battle that raged
Thursday. Reservations: (575) 523-1223. after writer Mary McCarthy accused fellow
Mary is settling in nicely to her new home, author Lillian Hellman of lying during an
but wants to know more than what the tiny appearance on Dick Cavett’s PBS talk show.
local library can offer. Then John, an inquisitive Next month’s event is Josefina Niggli’s 1938
jack-of-all-trades, enters her life forming a con- one-act English-language drama “Soldadera,” at
nection like no other. 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15, directed by
Hector Serrano.
Shakespeare for Kids auditions —
Shakespeare on-the-Rocks hosts auditions for ‘The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza’
middle and high school age students 4 to 6 p.m. — ACT (A Children’s Theatre) of Mesilla
Friday and Saturday, March 2-3, at EPCC’s Valley presents the comic interpretation of
Valle Verde Campus Cafeteria Annex (Building Greek myths for all ages at 1 and 7 p.m.
C), for an all-student production of abridged Sunday, March 11, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211
versions of “Macbeth” and “A Midsummer N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall.
Night’s Dream,” directed by Vanessa Keyser. Tickets: $6 in advance; $7 at the door; $8
Performances planned for 7 p.m. Friday and online. Information: (575) 541-2290 or
Saturday, April 13-14. Information: 540-3813
or Two battling narrators attempt to cover the
Shakespeare-on-the-Rocks is launching the entirety of Greek mythology using audience
new initiative for young people as part of its participation, cross-dressing, and general the-
30th anniversary celebration. atrical insanity.
‘The Heiress’ — El Paso Community ‘The Wizard of Oz’ — Sun City Musical
College Theater Ensemble presents the play by Theatre, 3733 Shell Suite C, presents the clas-
Ruth and Augustus Goetz March 2-11 at sic musical based on L. Frank Baum’s story
Transmountain Campus Forum Theater, 9570 through March 11. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.
Gateway North, directed by EPCC Theater Friday and Saturday, plus 2:30 p.m. Saturday
instructor Ted Karber Jr. Performances are 8 and Sunday. Tickets: $12 ($10 children);
p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday matinees (available at the door on a
Sunday. The March 4 matinee will be signed for first come, first serve basis only): $10 ($5 chil-
the deaf and hard of hearing. Tickets: $15 ($10 dren). Information: 637-1618, suncitymusi-
non-EPCC students and military; $7 EPCC stu- or on Facebook.
dents and staff and senior citizens); available at
the door. Information: 831-5056.
‘Hand to God’ — The UTEP Department
of Theater & Dance presents the Obie-winning
See “Stage Talk” on Page 32 for details.
play by Robert Askins March 21-25, at UTEP’s
No Strings Theatre auditions — No Fox Fine Arts Studio Theatre. Show time is
Strings Theatre hosts auditions for “The Rivals” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 2:30
at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4, directed by Ceil p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $14; $12 UTEP
Herman, at Black Box Theatre, 430 N. faculty/staff, seniors, military, groups of 10 or
Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Information: more, Alumni with card, non-UTEP Students; Script is on reserve at $9 UTEP students and children. Information:
the “Ask Here” desk at Branigan Library. 747-5118, or on

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The romantic drama directed by John announced. Theater tickets are $7 ($6 seniors
Crowley and written by Nick Hornby is based and military; $5 ages 4-12). Planetarium show is
on Colm Tóibín’s novel. A young Irish woman $5 ($4 seniors, military and children). Ages 3
immigrates to Brooklyn in the early 1950s and and under free. Museum/IMAX combo tickets
falls in love. Starring Saoirse Ronan (Academy available. Information: (877) 333-6589 or (575)
Award nominee for this year’s “Lady Bird”) and 437-2840, or on
features Emory Cohen, Julie Walters and Jim Facebook.
An Evening with Mark Medoff — The Cruces International Film Festival (LCIFF) Broadbent.
Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in Las March 7-11. Both actresses will answer audi- Jay’s Film Forecast — Film historian Jay
Cruces, celebrates Mark Medoff’s return to ence questions following the screening. After Fountain Theatre — 2469 Calle de Duncan prepared this list of top monthly
Broadway with a screening of the 1986 film party for VIP pass holders to follow. VIP passes Guadalupe in Mesilla. The historic theater, “Coming Attractions” for movie fans, listed by
“Children of a Lesser God,” at 7 p.m. Friday, are $150 for all events. Film and workshop operated by the Mesilla Valley Film Society, fea- studio and release date (subject to change):
March 2, followed by a question and answer access passes are $75. Daily screening passes tures films at 7:30 p.m. nightly, plus 1:30 p.m. March 2:
session with Medoff. Tickets: $10; free for clas- are $20. Tickets available at Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7 • Dance Academy: The Movie (ZDF
sic film series season pass holders. Information: ($6 seniors, military and students with ID; $5 Enterprises) — Alex Acosta, Alicia Banit, Chris
(575) 541-2290, Single screening tickets, if available, are $10; children and society members); $5 on Bartlett. Directed by Jeffrey Walker.
available in advance at the Rio Grande Theatre, Wednesday. Information, schedule: (575) 524- • Death Wish (MGM) — Bruce Willis, Elisabeth
Classic Film Series — The Rio Grande 211 N. Downtown Mall. 8287 or Shue, Vincent D’Onofrio. Directed by Eli Roth.
Theatre, 211 N. Main Street in Las Cruces, In “Rose” Shepherd portrays a recently dis- • Through March 1: “Quest.” Eight years in Remake of the 1974 Charles Bronson film.
presents “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” abled ex-police officer who takes a solo road the lives of a loving, working-poor black family • Foxtrot (Sony Classics) — Lior Ashkenazi,
starring Jack Nicholson at 7 p.m. Saturday, trip in her motorized wheelchair to New in North Philadelphia. Sarah Adler. Directed by Samuel Maoz.
March 3. Tickets: $8. Information: (575) 541- Mexico to reconcile with her estranged son. An • March 2-8: “I, Tonya.” Dark comedic tale of • Red Sparrow (20th Century-Fox) — Jennifer
2290, or on Facebook. opening Night screening of Rose is 7 p.m. figure skater Tonya Harding. With Oscar nomi- Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Charlotte Rampling.
Film Salon — The Film Salon meets at the Wednesday at Cineport 10. Tickets: $30. nees Margot Robbie and Allison Janney. Directed by Francis Lawrence.
first Saturday of the month at Alamo Other special guests include voice actresses • March 9-15: “Phantom Thread.” A portrait • Souvenir (Strand) — Isabelle Huppert, Kévin
Drafthouse Cinema, 250 E. Montecillo. Monica Rial and Jamie Marchi who will take of both of an artist on a creative journey, and Azaïs, Johan Leysen. Directed by Bavo Defurne.
Showing at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3 is “All part in a “Diversity and Inclusion in the women who keep his world running. With • Submission (Great Point Media) — Stanley
About Eve” as part of the “Second Acts” series. Entertainment” presentation at 2 p.m. 3-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis, who is Tucci, Addison Timlin, Kyra Sedgwick. Directed
Tickets: $3; available at Thursday, March 8, with Shepherd, Grier, also nominated for this role). by Richard Levine.
Information: Brian Espinosa and others. • March 16-22: “Call Me By Your Name. ”In • They Remain (Paladin) — William Jackson
The salon also hosts a “Conspiracy” series at Actor RJ Mitte, known for his role as Walter Northern Italy in 1983, 17-year-old Elio begins Harper. Directed by Philip Gelatt.
7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month, Jr. in the series “Breaking Bad,” will be induct- a relationship with a 24-year-old graduate stu- March 9:
with “The Parallax View” March 21. ed in the NM Film and Television Hall of Fame. dent. Starring Oscar nominees Timothée • Gringo (Amazon) — David Oyelowo,
Mitte will also be a celebrity presenter for the Chalamet and Armie Hammer. Charlize Theron. Directed by Nash Edgerton.
Jay’s Pix Presents at the International awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Saturday March • March 23-29: “Film Stars Don’t Die in • The Hurricane Heist (Entertainment Studios)
Museum — Film historian Jay Duncan and the 10, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main. Liverpool. A romance sparks between a young — Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten.
Sunset Film Society host film presentations at 2 An “Inside Breaking Bad” talk is 2 p.m. actor and a Hollywood leading lady. Starring Directed by Rob Cohen.
p.m. Saturdays at International Museum of Art, Saturday, March 10, at the Rio Grande Annette Benning and Jamie Bell. March 29 • Leaning Into the Wind (Magnolia) —
1211 Montana (enter door on Brown). Theatre with Mitte, fellow “Breaking Bad” alum show at 1:30 p.m., no evening show. Documentary. Artist Goldsworthy on his explo-
Admission is free. Popcorn, beverages, candy Charles Baker (Skinny Pete), writers, directors • March 30-April 5: “In Between.” Three ration of world.
and snacks available for purchase. Information: and designers. Admission is free. young women share an apartment in the heart • The Leisure Seeker (Sony Classics) — Helen
543-6747 (museum), internationalmuseumo- A Conversation and Musical interlude with of Tel Aviv and face struggles between tradition Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Janel Moloney. and actor and musician Billy Boyd (Pippin, from the and modernity. In Hebrew and Arabic with Directed by Paolo Virzi.
• March 3: “The Thomas Crown “Lord of the Rings Trilogy”), is 4 p.m. Saturday, subtitles. No March 31 matinee. • The Strangers: Prey at Night (Aviron) —
Affair”(1999). A robbery of paintings fails when March 10, at the Rio Grande Theatre. Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, Martin
museum employees discover imposters posing New Mexico Museum of Space Henderson. Directed by Johannes Roberts.
Admission is free. History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. The
as staff. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, Film Festival Awards ceremony is 6 p.m. • Thoroughbreds (Focus) — Anya Taylor-Joy,
Denis Leary and Faye Dunaway. newly renovated Tombaugh IMAX Dome
Saturday, March 10, at the Rio Grande Theater will reopen March 9. Schedule to be
• March 10: “The Illusionist.” A romantic mys- Theatre, followed by a VIP after party at Plaza
tery written and directed by Neil Burger about Please see Page 32
de Las Cruces. Ceremony is free; passes
a magician in turn-of-the-century Vienna who required for VIP event.
reunites with his childhood love. Starring
Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti. ‘Seven Samurai’ — NMSU, Las Cruces
• March 17: St. Patrick’s Day classic showing Museum System and Rio Grande Theatre, 211
of the Disney family film “Darby O’Gill and the N. Main in Las Cruces, present a free showing
Little People.” Starring Albert Sharpe, Janet of the Akira Kurosawa classic at 7 p.m. Friday,
Munro, Sean Connery and Jimmy O’Dea. March 9. Concessions sold. Information: (575)
• March 31: “The Score.” Canadian-American 541-2290, or on Facebook.
crime thriller starring Robert De Niro, Edward Flickinger Films — Flickinger Film League
Norton, Angela Bassett and Marlon Brando in hosts movie screenings at Flickinger Center for
his final film role. After nearly being caught on a Performing Arts, 1110 New York, Alamogordo.
routine burglary, a master safecracker decides Screenings are at 7 p.m. Tickets: $5. informa-
the time has finally come to retire. tion: (575) 437-2202 or
The 3rd annual 2018 Festinema Junior Film • Saturday, March 10: Pure County.
Festival featuring films in French language (with • Monday, March 12: Butch Cassidy and the
English subtitles) is at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sundance Kid (film league members only).
Sunday, March 24-25, presented by the • Thursday, March 15: Dirty Dancing
Alliance Française d’El Paso. • Saturday, March 31: Breakfast Club.
• March 24: “Polina,” Trained from an early
age by a perfectionist instructor, Polina is a Pax Christi Film Series — A screening of
promising classical ballet dancer. She is just “Babette’s Feast,” adapted from a novella by
about to join the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet Isak Dineson, is at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at
when she discovers contemporary dance. St. Joseph School auditorium, 1315 Travis
• March 25: “Le Roi et L’Oiseau (The King (enter through parking lot across from rectory).
and the Mockingbird).’ Animated film with Discussion follows. Admission is free, donations
young lovers, an evil king and a magical talking accepted. Information: 740-3962.
Jay’s Pix Presents — Film historian Jay
Las Cruces International Film Festival Duncan and the Sunset Film Society presents
— Film stars Cybill Shepherd and Pam Grier, “Brooklyn” at noon Sunday, March 18, at
stars of the film “Rose,” will appear at a screen- Ardovino’s Desert Crossing’s gallery, One
ing of the film at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. Admission is
at Allen Theatres Cineport 10, at Mesilla Valley free, but reservations strongly recommended;
Mall, 700 S. Telshor, as part of the 2018 Las RVSP via

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Film Scene • Final Portrait (Sony Classics) — Armie • Finding Your Feet (Roadside) — Imelda • Ready Player One (Warner Bros.) — Hannah
Hammer, Clémence Poésy, Tony Shalhoub. Staunton, Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley. John-Kamen, Simon Pegg, Letitia Wright.
Cont’d from Page 31
Directed by Stanley Tucci. Directed by Richard Loncraine. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
• Getting Grace (Hannover House) — Daniel • Gemini (Neon) — Lola Kirke, John Cho, Zoë
Anton Yelchin. Directed by Cory Finley.
Roebuck, Madelyn Dundon, Marsha Dietlein. Kravitz; Directed by Aaron Katz.
DVD/Blu-ray Releases
• A Wrinkle in Time (Disney) — Reese
Directed by Roebuck. • God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness (Pure March 6:
Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
• I Kill Giants (RLJE) — Zoe Saldana, Noel Flix Entertainment) — Jennifer Taylor, John • The Man who Invited Christmas. PG
Directed by Ava DuVernay. Based on the chil-
Clarke. Directed by Anders Walter. Corbett, Tatum O’Neal; Directed by Michael • Wonder Wheel. PG-13
dren’s novel by Madeleine L’Engle.
• Isle of Dogs (Fox Searchlight) — Animation. Mason. • Thor: Ragnarok. PG-13
March 16:
Voices of Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, • Lean on Pete (A24) — Travis Fimmel, Chloë March 13:
• Flower (Orchard) — Zoey Deutch, Adam
Edward Norton. Directed by Wes Anderson. Sevigny, Steve Buscemi. Directed by Andrew • The Shape of Water. R
Scott, Kathryn Hahn. Directed by Max Winkler.
• Ismael’s Ghosts (Magnolia) — Marion Haigh. • Justice League. PG-13
• I Can Only Imagine (Lionsgate) — J. Michael
Cotillard, Mathieu Amalric, Charlotte • Outside In (The Orchard) — Edie Falco, Jay • I, Tonya. R
Finley, Brody Rose, Dennis Quaid. Directed by
Gainsbourg. Directed by Arnaud Desplechin. Duplass, Kaitlyn Dever. Directed by Lynn • Ferdinand. PG
Andrew and Jon Erwin.
• Izzy Gets the F*** Across Town (Shout! Shelton. March 20:
• Josie (Screen Media) — Dylan McDermott,
Factory) — Mackenzie Davis, Haley Joel • Paul, Apostle of Christ (Columbia) — James • Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle. PG-13
Sophie Turner. Directed by Eric England.
Osment. Directed by Christian Papierniak. Faulkner, Joanne Whalley, Jim Caviezel. • Pitch Perfect 3. PG-13
• Journey’s End (Good Deed ) — Paul Bettany,
• Midnight Sun (Open Road) — Patrick Directed by Andrew Hyatt. • Downsizing. R
Sam Claflin, Asa Butterfield. Directed by Saul
Schwarzenegger, Bella Thorne, Rob Riggle.

Play asks question:

Dibb. Remake of the 1930 James Whale film
Directed by Scott Speer.
starring Colin Clive and based on the play by

• Pacific Rim Uprising (Universal) — John

Is it money or love?
R.C. Sherriff.
Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Tian Jing, Adria
• Love, Simon (20th Century-Fox) — Nick
Arjona. Directed by Steven S. DeKnight.
Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel.
• Sherlock Gnomes (Paramount) — CG
Directed by Greg Berlanti.
Animation. Voices of Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp, laywright Ted Karber puts on
• Ramen Heads (Midship) — Documentary. A
Maggie Smith. Directed by John Stevenson. another hat this month as director
revealing look into creating the perfect soup
• Unsane (Bleecker Street) — Claire Foy, Juno of El Paso Community College’s,
and noodles. Directed by Koki Shigeno.
Temple, Amy Irving. Directed by Steven “The Heiress.”
• 7 Days in Entebbe (Focus) — Daniel Brühl,
Soderbergh. Karber, an adjunct faculty member at
Rosamund Pike. Directed by José Padilha.
March 30: the college, has a long history of writing
• Tomb Raider (Warner Bros.) — Alicia
• Acrimony (Lionsgate) — Taraji P. Henson, and directing, not just in El Paso.
Vikander, Walton Goggins, Kristin Scott
Danielle Nicolet, Ajiona Alexus. “My play ‘Precious Heart: A One
Thomas; Directed by Roar Uthaug. The further
Directed by Tyler Perry. Character Play’ has had an active pro-
adventures of ”Lara Croft.”
• Bad Samaritan (Dutch FilmWorks) — Kerry duction history in the Midwest and even
March 23:
Condon, David Tennant, Jacqueline Byers. in Dallas and also El Paso,” Karber
• Back to Burgundy (Music Box) — Pio Austin Sloper- Catherine’s father, was
Directed by Dean Devlin. said. He founded Aardvark Theatre, Inc.
Marmaï. Directed by Cédric Klapisch. in the EPCC production of ‘Rumours,’
• The China Hustle (Magnolia) — in 1996 in El Paso and was the artistic
• A Bag of Marbles (Gaumont) — Dorian Le as was Jesus Hernandez, who plays
Documentary. Wall Street horror story about director until I closed it in 2005.
Clech. Directed by Christian Duguay. Morris Townsend.”
Chinese companies, the American stock mar- “During that time, I had the opportunity
• The Endless (Well Go USA) — Callie Rounding out the cast are Daniela
ket, and opportunistic greed behind a big heist. to direct many of the plays I dreamed of
Hernandez, Tate Ellington. Directed by Justin Tapia as Maria, Ana Paula Montoya as
Directed by Jed Rothstein. directing. It was a charmed part of my
Benson and Aaron Moorhead. Elizabeth Almond, Victoria Rosales as
Marian Almond, Francisco Bocanegra
And now he is directing another
as Arthur Townsend and Melody
favorite with “The Heiress.”
Carrillo as Mrs. Montgomery.
“I’ve always loved the story of ‘The
Karber said it’s been a joy “hearing
Heiress,’ and similarly James’
the words of this beloved play come to
‘Washington Square’ (on which ‘The
life ... the joys and the traumas of the
Heiress’ is based). I first read the play
characters realized on the stage. This
in college, and at the time thought I
play makes me think of Dr. R. Milton
would very much like to direct it some-
Leech, one of my favorite UTEP theatre
day,” Karber said. “I like the story; I
professors. I can hear him say, ‘Ted, it’s
think it has great stage impact and is
a good play.’”
representative of a type of playwriting
Not that there haven’t been difficul-
and storytelling which was so popular
ties. Doing a period play requires differ-
in the 1940s and ’50s. It is good for our
ent costuming and props.
EPCC theatre students to tackle this
“The look of the period, with no cos-
piece. It will make them stretch as
tume stock and no real prop stock to
actors and learn a different form of dra-
pull from, has been a very large chal-
matic storytelling.”
lenge,” Karber said. “Thank all the the-
The play takes on a classic theme of
ater gods for Crystal Herman and
Nicole Read in the UT El Paso
“Catherine Sloper, the 20-something
Department of Theatre and Dance cos-
daughter of an affluent New York doc-
tume shop. They have been absolutely
tor in 1850, has met a young man
wonderful and very, very generous.”
named Morris Townsend,” Karber said.
A period set was also a challenge.
“Although Catherine has been lead to
“This show has been reinvented by the
believe she is ‘dull’ and unmarriageable,
amazing scenic designs by David Paz,”
she is pursued romantically by Morris,
Karber said. “His beautiful set has
and she falls in love with him.
helped me see the show in a new light...
Catherine will be a great heiress when
and has helped me breathe new artistic
her father dies, and the play asks us to
life into my concept of the play.”
decide whether Morris is courting
As a bonus, the Sunday, March 4 per-
Catherine because he loves her or
formance will be signed for the Deaf
because of her money.”
and Hard of Hearing community.
Leading the cast is Cristy Zermeno as
Catherine, who has also worked in El Carol Viescas is a veteran of
Paso Playhouse and UTEP productions. community theater and teaches
“Fernanda Antoine, Lavinia Penniman journalism at Bel Air High School.
in ‘The Heiress,’ was in the EPCC pro-
duction of ‘Rumours,’ and ‘Roll Call.’” EPCC Theater Ensemble presents “The
Karber said regarding other lead actors. Heiress” March 2-11 at Transmountain
“Ricardo Hernandez, who plays Dr. Campus Forum Theater.

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Milagro Gala — Angelica Hale, the 10-year-
old singer who finished second in the 12th sea-
son of “America’s Got Talent,”
is the featured entertainer at the 7th annual
benefit 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 6, at El Paso
APRIL Step Through Time — “Discover the sary of the “Bisbee Deportation”
Convention Center. Tickets: $150. Informatio:
521-7229, ext. 80524, or elpasochildrensfoun-
PREVIEW Historic Treasures of White Sands National
Monument” events are 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday,
March 3, in the Visitor Center at White Sands
• 3 p.m.: President of the 1st Aero Squadron
Foundation, Ric Lambart, will give a presenta-
tion about the use of airplanes in General
Trinity Site Tour — White Sands Missile National Monument. Admission is free. Pershing’s Punitive Expedition into Mexico.
Range. The semiannual tour to the site of the Information: (575) 479-6124, ext. 236 or (575) The 15th annual Camp Furlong Day is a bina-
first atom bomb explosion is Saturday, April 7. 679-2599, ext. 232; or go to tional friendship event, commemorating the
Admission is free; no reservations required. Visitors will explore the architecture at White March 9, 1916 early morning attack on the vil-
Information: (575) 678-1134 or Sands National Monument and the construction lage of Columbus and the adjacent military
by New Deal agencies during the 1930’s, fol- camp by Mexican General Francisco “Pancho”
Groovin’ Loretto Throwback Dance — lowed by a tour of the historic district with a Villa and his men. Within days of the raid,
Loretto Academy Challenge Program hosts its walking tour of the grounds. General John J. “Black Jack” Pershing began the
fundraising dance 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Punitive Expedition into Mexico.
April 7, in the Loretto Gym, with music by Camp Furlong Day and Cabalgata The 19th Annual Cabalgata Binacional will be
Fungi Mungle. Tickets: $15. Information: 566- Binacional — The 102nd anniversary of hosted in the Village of Columbus plaza.
8400, ext. 1300 or Pancho Villa’s raid in 1916 will be celebrated 10 Cavalcade riders are expected to arrive in
a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Pancho Columbus at about 10:30 a.m. followed by fes-
El Paso Chihuahuas — Southwest Villa State Park, off State Roads 11 and 9,
University Park. Information: 533-BASE or Information: (623) 285 4670, tival and entertainment in the village plaza, or on Facebook. Columbus, N.M., with guest speakers providing throughout the day. Information: (575) 343- historical presentations and slide shows in the
• April 10-12: Salt Lake Bees. 0147 or
YWCA Women’s Benefit luncheon — park’s exhibit hall. Admission is free to commu-
• April 13-16: Las Vegas 51s. Crisis management expert Judy Smith, the real nity center complex; state park fee is $5 a car-
• April 25-29: Salt Lake Bees. Columbus Historical Society’s annual
life inspiration for the hit television show load. Information: Pancho Villa State Park (575) Memorial Service at the Depot Museum is 10
• April 30-May 3: Reno Aces. “Scandal,” is guest speaker for the 25th annual 531-2711 or a.m. Friday, March 9, in remembrance of the
EPSO 2018 Kurt Weill Festival — 7:30 benefit luncheon is Thursday, April 26, at El Americans whose lives were lost during the
p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 13-14, in the Paso Convention Center, One Civic Center Presentations: 1916 raid on Columbus. Information: (575)
Plaza Theatre. Information: 532-3776 or Plaza. Details to be announced. Reservations: • 1 p.m.: Author Michael Archie Hays will talk 531-2620. 519-0000 or about Maud Hawk Wright’s abduction from her
home in Mexico by Pancho Villa.
San Elizario Genealogy and Historical • 2 p.m.: Retired U.S. Army historian Dr.
El Paso Comic Con — April 13-15, at the Society Conference and Dinner — The Please see Page 3e
El Paso Convention Center. Hours are 5 to 9 Robert Bouilly will reflect on the 100th anniver-
27th annual event is Friday through Sunday,
p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10
April 27-29, at the Adobe Horseshoe Theatre,
a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Information: (575) 405-
1500 Main, San Elizario. Conference dinner is 7
p.m. Friday, and luncheon is 1 p.m. Saturday.
El Paso Studio Tour — The 11th annual El Information: 851-0093 or sanelizariohis-
Paso Artists Studio Tour is April 14-15 and
April 22-22. Information: pleinairpaintersofel- In conjunction with the conference is the inaugural Rio Grande Festival of art, culture,
history and heritage, with reenactment of
‘Icons’ — Burlesque on the Rio burlesque Oñate’s historical arrival, a three-day history
troupe performs 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday,
conference, guided tours, old west shootouts,
April 14, at Touch Bar & Nightclub, 800 E San
heritage booths, arts and crafts, live entertain-
Antonio. Musical opening performers are The
ment, food and more.
Double Clutchers. Information: burlesqueon-
“La Feria Noche Española Mestiza,” a night of
flamenco, folklorico and folk faire at 7 p.m.
‘Soldadera’ — El Paso Community Friday, April 27, at the Adobe Horsehoe
Foundation’s Jewel Box Series presents Josefina Dinner Theatre.
Niggli’s 1938 one-act English-language drama at
2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Philanthropy ‘Rent’ — American Southwest Theatre
Theatre. Information: 533-4020 or Company closes its season with Jonathan
Larson’s Tony-winning Broadway hit April 27-
‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor May 6 at NMSU’s Center for the Arts’ Mark
Dreamcoat’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre pres- and Stephanie Medoff Theatre. Tickets: (575)
ents the 35th anniversary production of the 646-41420 or
musical April 20-May 6. Information: 747-
6060 or Whole Hog BBQ — Down Syndrome
Coalition for El Paso (DSCEP), hosts its 3rd
‘Love From a Stranger’ — El Paso annual fundraising barbecue at 3 p.m. Saturday,
Playhouse, 2501 Montana, closes its season April 28, at Keepa’s Park-5199 Grove East,
with the Agatha Christie mystery April 20- Sunland Park. Music by Rod Crosby and the
May 12. Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplay- Intruders and Dusty Low. Cost: $100. Information: 478-0908 or
Career Day Fair — El Paso Chapter, The ‘Carmina Burana’ — El Paso Choral
Links, Inc. hosts its career fair 1 to 3 p.m. Society and Orchestra presents the Carl Orff
Saturday, April 21, at El Paso Community cantata, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at
College (EPCC), 9050 Viscount, Building A. Abraham Chavez Theater, accompanied by the
Information: 479-1252 or society’s children’s choir. Tickets: $9-$40
Sun City Craft Beer Festival — The (Ticketmaster).
Downtown El Paso celebration of craft beer is
La Viña Spring Wine Festival — The
1 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m.
annual spring celebration of live music, arts and
Sunday April 21-22, at the El Paso Convention
crafts, food and more than 20 award-winning
Center Plaza. Early bird tickets: $20; $35 both
New Mexico wines is noon to 7 p.m. Saturday
days. Information:
and Sunday, April 28-29, at La Viña Winery,
El Paso Roller Derby — The season open- 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M.
ing bout is a doubleheader 5 to 9 p.m. Admission: $20; $10 ages 12-20; under 12 free.
Saturday, April 21 at Nations Tobin Recreation Information: (575) 882-7632 or
Center, 8831 Railroad. Cost: $5-$12.

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Christian spiritual growth, the
topic I believe is one of the most Alma Calderon 6 Flickinger Center 18 Perkins Jewelry Supply 31
important and most neglected is our
choice of church. Ardovino’s Des. Cross’g 12 Fountain Theatre 31 Perma Floors 14
In fact, many people never think of
church as a choice. In past generations, Ardovino’s Pizza 24 Furrs Family Dining 25 PhiDev Inc 24
people were born into a certain denomi-
nation and stayed there. In some small Around and About Tours 6 Hacienda de Mesilla 9 Precision Prosthetics 25
towns, “intermarriage” was more likely that will actually be a catalyst for
to refer to a Baptist marrying a change in your life? What if you’re ATMAS Healing 6 Hair Design by Araceli 6 PTEP 7
Methodist. Which was the case of my looking for people who will spur us “on
mom and dad. When they got married toward love and good deeds” (Heb. Azar Nut Shop 14 Hal Marcus Gallery 2 Reiki & Crystals 29
they split the difference and become 10:25)? It’s possible that God might
Presbyterian. The only other time they steer you in a different direction than Baskin Robbins 17 Hans Martial Arts 23 Rio Grande Cancer Fndtn 9

made a decision about church was when you’ve been before. Beauty Solutions 9 Home & Garden Show 13 Krystyna Robbins 7
we moved to a large city and there were That was my experience when I moved
about three or four Presbyterian church- to El Paso 32 years ago. I knew I needed Bert Saldana Art Gallery 26 Inni Heart Eatery 33 Shen Yun 3
es in the vicinity to choose from. to be around people who could help
Nowadays it’s not uncommon for peo- rebuild my faith. After trying a variety Books Are Gems 29 KTEP 30 Silver City MainStreet 14
ple to change churches many times dur- of churches that were like ones I had
ing their lives. Among Protestants, attended elsewhere, I felt God pushing Bruce’s Air 28 Las Cruces Art Fair 35 St Ignacious 7
denominational ties don’t mean as much me to a church I really did not want to
for younger churchgoers. Catholics tend go to. But I went there anyway, and met Cattleman's 10 Las Cruces Museums 5,21 Sunland Park Racetrack 8

to stay Catholics, but even that connec- a bunch of people who became my Ceci Burgos Counseling 10 Leo’s Mexican Food 33 Texas Star Beverage 33
tion is probably not as strong today as it friends and helped turn my life around.
was years ago. In some ways, looking for a church is Chuck's Bicycle Repair 16 Loretto Academy 5 The Cleaners 20
Tradition is still a factor in how people like trying to date people when you
choose churches — people might switch come from a culture of arranged mar- Chuco Relic 24 Magoffin Hall 21 UTEP Athletics 16
denominations, for example, but still riages. You’re traveling without a map.
stick with a certain style of worship. I’d like to hear a sermon someday El Paso Art Association 26 Magoffin Home SHS 20 Vanities 36
People who aren’t sure of what kind of about how we should go about choosing
church they’re looking for will often churches — but I probably won’t EP Artist Studio Tour 26 Marie Otero 14 Village Inn 22

pick one where they already know because most pastors don’t want people EPCC 32 The Marketplace 35 Walgreens 30
someone. And a lot of people like to to think about making a choice. Yet it’s
stick with a nearby church, since they’re one of the most spiritually signficant El Paso Links 25 Mesilla Book Center 29 Western Traders 20
likely to meet people from their neigh- choices people can make.
borhood and whose kids go to the same Randy Limbird is editor of El Paso Live 2 Mission Del Rey 15 WCC Egg Hunt 11
school. El Paso Scene. Comments? El Paso Playhouse 17 Moto El Paso 15 WCC Kite Fest 21
But what if you’re looking for a church Send to
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History Lessons Bighorn - The Richard Fox Theory; Victory for EP Psychic Fair 10,23 NM Farm & Ranch 2
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Burnham, Ph.D. Cost: $20. Visitors welcome, Escamilla Gallery 27 Paseo Christian Church 11

El Paso Genealogy Society — The society but RSVP needed by March 12: 759-9538.
meets at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at St. El Paso Archaeological Society — The
Paul’s Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere. society’s monthly meeting is 2 p.m. Saturday,
Program is “Filling in the Blanks in your March 17, at El Paso Museum of Archaeology,
Ancestors’ Lives,” presented by Barbara 4301 Transmountain. Mark Howe presents
McCarthy. Visitors welcome. Information: 591- “Smeltertown Archaeology and History.”
2326. Howe will discuss the recent work along the
Daughters of the Republic of Texas — American Canal and the exposure of some of
The Rio Grande Chapter meets at 11 a.m. the structures, artifacts and history of the
Friday, March 9, at Royal Estates, 435 S. Mesa Smeltertown area. Admission is free; the public
Hills. Program is “Susanna Dickinson of the is invited. Seating is limited. Information: 449-
Alamo,” presented by Dorothy Elder. Anyone 9075 or
interested in Texas history encouraged to Howe is Cultural Resources Specialist for the
attend. RSVP: 760-5775. U.S. Section of the International Boundary and
Water Commission (USIBWC) in El Paso.
Harvey Girls of El Paso — The Harvey
Girls of El Paso Texas meet 2 to 4 p.m. Old Fort Bliss — Building 5054, corner of
Monday, March 12, at Union Depot Passenger Pershing and Pleasanton Roads, Fort Bliss. The
Station, 700 San Francisco. Program is “Mary Old West days of the “Soldiers of the Pass” are
Jane Colter: Architect and Designer for Fred relived through replicas of the original adobe
Harvey “by Pres Dehrkoop. Visitors welcome. fort buildings and military artifacts of the
Admission is free. Information: 591-2326 or Magoffinsville Post, 1854 to 1868. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; by
appointment only Saturday. Admission is free.
Southwest Chapter of Railway & Information: 568-4518 or 588-8482 or on
Locomotive Historical Society — The Facebook at Old Fort Bliss.
society meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March
14, at Edge of Texas Restaurant, 8690 Edge of El Paso Mission Trail Visitor Center —
Texas. Program is “James Watt Pullman.” Train El Paso Mission Trail Association’s center sup-
enthusiasts welcome. Information: 591-2326 or porting the three historic churches in the
540-9660. Mission Valley — Ysleta Mission, Socorro
El Paso Corral of the Westerners — Mission and San Elizario Chapel — is at 6095
The monthly dinner program is 6 p.m. Friday, Alameda (at Zaragoza). Hours are 10 a.m. to 3
March 16, at Holiday Inn El Paso-West (for- p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Admission is free.
merly Country Inn & Suites) 900 Sunland Park Information 790-0661, 851-9997 or visitelpa-
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