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Your monthly guide to community
entertainment, recreation & culture
Filling Stages
El Paso has more venues
and music festivals than
ever, so more touring shows
are coming to the Sun City.
Who are the people behind
the boom in entertainment?
— Page 19

Summer Fun for Kids

First look at classes & camps
offered this summer
— Page 16

‘El Paso!’
On the cover:

by Hal Marcus
Hal Marcus’s new 6’x21’ mural
was unveiled this spring in the
main lobby of The Hospitals of
Providence Transmountain
Campus. The mural (below) is
made of up 14 panels with over
70 cultural landmarks. Shown
above is the top center panel.
For more information, see
“Behind the Scene,” Page 4.
Photography by Marty Snortum



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including mariachi, folklorico and more. cook off is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19,
Margaritas and tequila samples available. at Horizon Livery Stable 894 S. Horizon, in

Admission is free; $20 for 10 sample tickets. Socorro, Texas. Cooks meet at 10 a.m.; tasting
may 2018 Information: or on Facebook
at sunlandparkhorses.
begins at 2 p.m. Raffles, and entertainment also
planned. Admission is free for spectators; nomi-
Turf Club performances include Mariachi Real nal fee for tasting cups. Information: 491-2766.
ROUNDUP de Jalisco, Mariachi Flores Mexicanas, Arturo
Guerrero y su Mariachi Loco. Franklin’s Lounge
Also part of the event is the Tradin’ Days 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. Southwest decor, art, tack,
Roundup 3-10
performances include Jet Set, Radio Altivo, show clothes, livestock, produce and more. Behind the Scene 4
Broken Dime Band and Black Velvet. Lower Valley Horseman’s Association hosts its Scene Spotlight 4
Jackpot Ranch Sorting event beginning at 10 Here’s the Ticket 11-13
Turkish Festival — Raindrop Foundation
will host a food and crafts fair 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
a.m. Spectator admission is free. Information: Dance 13
Program Notes 14
852-1884 or
Saturday, May 5, at Raindrop Turkish House in
El Paso, 10767 Gateway West, Suite 610, fea- El Paso Train Show — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Music 15
turing authentic Turkish food (gyro, kebab, Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, May 19-20, Summer Fun for Kids 16
baklava, ravioli, plus Turkish coffee and tea), at Freeport McMoRan facility, 850 Hawkins
Sports 17-180
kids activities, water marbling show, folk (south of Cielo Vista Mall. Climb aboard a 1904
dances and other live performances. Admission steam locomotive and a 1929 caboose, see Feature:
is free. Information: 400-7450, elpaso@turkish- model trains, a real boxcar, old west reenact- Selling El Paso’s venues 19-21 or ments, historical displays and more. Children’s Nature 22,24
Rally to Improve Birth — The free rally
activities offered. Free admission. Information: At the Museum 23-24
Mariachi Loco Music Festival — This
with local healthcare professionals presenting
204-3600. Gallery Talk 25
Southwest Art Scene
year’s festival is 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, May 4,
on maternal mortality, breastfeeding other Concordia Cemetery Memorial Day — 26-27
at San Jacinto Plaza, 101 E. Mills, in Downtown
El Paso, featuring headliners La Septima Banda, birth-related issues is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May Concordia Cemetery Heritage Association will Keep on Bookin' 28
and Carla Soto “La Plebe” of La Tricolor. 6, at San Jacinto Plaza. Kid crafts and activities honor veterans of all wars buried at the historic Taking a Look Back 27
Information: provided. Information: (575) 640-8483 or cemetery at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28, in
History Lessons 28 Concordia Cemetery’s Buffalo Soldier
Star Wars Night — Sun City Scifi cele- Memorial, 3700 Yandell. Program will include Viva Juárez 29
brates “May the Fourth,” with a free Star Wars Serenata Para Mama — Sunland Park
Empty Table Memorial and Buffalo Soldiers of On Stage 30
event for all ages 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, May 4, Racetrack & Casino, 1200 Futurity in Sunland
the Southwest, along with remembrance of 270 Liner Notes 29
Park, N.M. hosts a Mother’s Day celebration
at the Pizza Joint, Downtown, 500 N. Stanton.
with mariachi and a Juan Gabriel tribute
veterans of 19th and 20th century wars. Film Scene 31
Information: on Facebook at Sun City Scifi.
Sunday, May 13, at the Turf Club. Seatings are
Admission is free; donations welcome. Stage Talk 32
June Preview
Costume contest for adults and youth is 8:30
10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Tickets: $25
Information: 591-2326 or 566-8724.
p.m.; sign up ends at 8:15 p.m. Star Wars
Battlefront 2 Tournament is 9:15 p.m. ($12 age 3-12); includes performance, all-you- National Health and Fitness Day — El El Paso FishNet 34
can-eat buffet and non-alcoholic beverages. Paso Parks and Recreation hosts the 24th annu-
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta — Sunland Park Information, reservations: (575) 874-5200 or al National Health and Fitness Day 9 a.m. to 2 Scene User’s Guide 27
Racetrack and Casino, 1200 Futurity in Sunland p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Pavo Real Senior Advertiser Index 34
Park, N.M., hosts its Cinco de Mayo Fiesta 5 to Center, 9311 Alameda, with information for
10 p.m. Saturday, May 5, Live entertainment Chili Cook Off and Tradin’ Days — The Subscription Form 34
annual Pod of the Pass’s CASI-sanctioned chili Please see Page 5

May 2018 El Paso Scene Page 3

Marks, Marks Memories, Mountains and ong-time readers of El Paso Scene
More” group exhibit. Opening reception will instantly recognize the artist
is May 18. Page 26. featured on this month’s cover. Hal
Exhibit entry deadlines: Marcus’s paintings have appeared on the
front page of the Scene more often than
any other artist, beginning with “El Paso
• June 3: International Eye of the
Camera Navidad” that ran on the December 1993
• June 20: Star Spangled America cover (our fourth issue).
Scene Spotlight highlights events • Aug. 1: 2018 Arts International His “El Paso!” mural was unveiled in
advertised in this issue. March at the Hospitals of Providence
Transmountain Campus. The new hospi-
EPSMF Young Musicians
Las Cruces Wine Festival — The Competition — El Paso Society for tal wanted something special for its
annual Memorial Day weekend wine Musicians of the Future’ seven young lobby, and commissioned Marcus. For
festival is May 26-28, at Southern New musician finalists compete in a perform- nine months Marcus worked on what
Mexico State Fairgrounds. Page 36. ance May 19 at Star City Studio. became a 14-panel mural measuring 21
Page 5. feet across and 6 feet high, depicting
El Paso Live! — El Paso Live events: more than 70 iconic landmarks of the also offers added descriptions of the per-
Page 35. ‘A Patriotic Celebration’ — Bruce area. formers. You’ll find it at
Showing at the Plaza Theatre: Nehring Singers present a performance The brightly colored mural depicts the
• May 2: Gordon Lightfoot honoring the Armed Forces May 20 at people, culture and spirit of El Paso, in • The website has a more complete ver-
All Saints Episcopal Church. Page 27. the tradition of his other famed works sion of June’s upcoming events at
• May 10: Ha*Ash
such as “El Mercado Juarez,” “El Paso
• May 15: Thunder Down Under’s Basketball shooting camp — Top Navidad,” “Gracias a Dios,” “Niños del • One of our most popular web pages is
Desert Dreams World Tour shooting coaches Dave Hopla and Mike Sol, “Four Seasons,” “Avenida Juarez,” our listing of summer camps and classes.
• May 17: Natalia Lafourcade Evans lead camps for grades 4-12 June among many others. We have a limited preview of them in our
• May 30-June 10: Disney’s “The Lion 1-3 at El Paso High School. Page 16. The mural will surely brighten any visit “Summer Fun for Kids” section on Page
King” to the hospital, and you don’t need to 16, but you’ll find much more online at
Showing at Abraham Chavez: Ascension VBS — Ascension Lutheran wait until someone gets sick to make the
• May 10: Fleet Foxes with guest Amen Church hosts its Vacation Bible School trip. The hospital is at 2000 Woodrow Due to popular demand, we will update
Dunes June 4-8 with this year’s theme Bean Transmountain (at Resler, just east our online guide during the upcoming
“Shipwrecked.” Page 25. of I-10) in Northwest El Paso. It’s also month as well.
Escamilla Fine Art Gallery — An worth a trip to the Hal Marcus Gallery at
Escamilla Retrospective and New Art El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 1308 N. Oregon to get a print (12”x36”) ***
Exhibit Reception is May 3 at for June 9-10 at Hawthorn Inn. Page 13. of the mural. The Gallery is offering
Women’s Club of El Paso, 1400 N. Scene readers a “buy one, get one free” Another reminder: El Paso Scene sends
Theatre Youth Camp — El Paso offer on the print during the month of out an email digest every Monday of that
week’s upcoming events. “El Paso Scene
Mesa. Page 12.
Playhouse hosts its 2018 summer May — just mention El Paso Scene.
Turkish Festival — Raindrop Theatre Youth Camp June 13-2. Page Weekly” now has about 7,000 sub-
Foundation will host a food and crafts 32. *** scribers. It’s free — to sign up, go to
fair 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 5.
Hal Marcus Gallery — Now featured Every so often I remind readers that our We have a firm anti-spam policy — we
don’t send out any other emails besides
Admission is free. Page 33.
is “4 Amigos,” works by Padilla, website offers uncut versions of the list-
Mozart by Moonlight — El Paso Romero, Mora and Marcus. Exhibit runs ings that appears in the print edition. The the Monday email blast, and we don’t
Opera presents an evening of music through Aug. 24. Page 10. internet doesn’t charge us for paper and share our email list with anyone. So it’s
ink, so we run longer versions of many of safer than Facebook!
You can also find El Paso Scene weekly
under the moon and starts May 5 at
EPCC Continuing Education — the events, as well as additional out-of-
McKelligon Canyon. Page 3.
Registration is open for the Children’s town and future month events that we on our home page at
Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino College summer programs for children weren’t able to fit into these pages. Another useful feature of our website is
and teens, as well as Personal Threee categories in particular are worth our press release form that makes it easy
to send your upcoming event to El Paso
— May special events. Page 6.
Enrichment classes for adults at all cam- checking out:
Scene — it’s at
• May 5: Cinco de Mayo at the Park
• The expanded online version of our
pressrelease.html, and the link is also at
puses. Pages 10 and 23.
“Here’s the Ticket” section lists touring
• May 13: “Serenata para Mama”
Mother’s Day Celebration acts going through September 2018, and the top left corner of our home page.
Eckankar events — Eckankar: The Southern New Mexico

May 2018
Path to Spiritual Freedom hosts a Light
and Sound Service May 5, and a
Truth or Consequences Fiesta — Randy Limbird
The 69th “Wild Wild West” Fiesta is Editor and Publisher
Spiritual Book discussion May 19 at El
May 4-6 in Ralph Edwards Park, with El Paso Scene is published by Cristo
Rey Communications as a monthly guide
(915) 542-1422
Paso Public Library’s Memorial Park
parade, live entertainment, competitions Albert Martinez
Branch. Page 8. to entertainment, recreation and culture in
and other activities. Page 7. the El Paso area. Copies are provided Advertising &
Magoffin Home State Historic Site free at selected locations. Subscriptions Circulation Director
Farm and Ranch Museum
May events: Page 11. are $10 a year, sent by 3rd class mail. (915) 920-7244
Anniversary — NM Farm and Ranch Circulation: 41,000 copies.
• May 5: Cooking Class (Strawberry Ice
Heritage Museum in Las Cruces cele- Lisa Kay Tate
Deadline for news for the
brates its 20th anniversary May 15-20, News Editor
• May 6: Free Historic Sites Day
June issue is May 21
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Tea Club • May 19: Kayak Fishing Tournament El Paso Scene
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• June 9 and July 7: Hobie Demo Day P. O. Box 13615
Survive Thrive Classroom Series — El Paso, Texas 79913 Circulation Associate:
Randy Friedman, Leo Marquez
Rio Grande Cancer Foundation May Silver City Blues Festival — The PH: 542-1422
classes. Page 14. Memorial Day weekend festival is May E-mail: Contributing Writers:
• May 5: Introduction to Yoga 25-27 in Silver City with Ghost Town Carol Viescas, Brian Chozick,
• May 12: Breath Work Blues Band and other artists. Page 9. Myrna Zanetell, John McVey Middagh
• May 19: Emotional Freedom Jay Duncan
Black Range Horsemanship Summer Subscription Form is on Page 34
Crossland Gallery — Showing May Camp — The summer camp for ages 8- Visit El Paso Scene Online at
18-June 23 at El Paso Art 18 runs July 8-21 at Chihenne Ranch in
Association’s gallery is “May’s Members, Winston, N.M. Page 5. sponsored by Phidev, Inc.
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May Roundup • Hear Me Roar Night at El Paso Zoo, 6 to 9 Basketball, horse show, volleyball and skate- Cirque Italia — The animal-free “Aquatic
p.m. Wednesday, May 30. Tickets: $15 ($5 board tournaments, kids fishing derby, junk Spectacular” is May 10-13, in the Mesilla Valley
Cont’d from Page 3
children). Information: 212-0245. boat race and vendors. Mall parking lot, 700 S. Telshor, Las Cruces,
• Taco Tuesday 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, combining water fountains, jet skis, pirates,
healthier living. Entertainment throughout the
May 29. with showing of “To Wong Foo” pre-
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta — The Town of
aerialists, contortionists, jugglers, and more.
day. Admission is free. Information: 860-9131 Mesilla’s annual celebration is noon to 10 p.m.
ceded by LGBT trivia. Tickets; $20 for movie; Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and
or Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and
$5 for trivia. Friday, and 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday
noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 5-6, at the Mesilla
Feast in the Middle East — The 53rd • “Out at the Park” with the Chihuahuas is and Sunday. Tickets: $20, $30 and $40; $10,
Plaza. The event includes live, music, and
annual dinner and festival is Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31. Tickets: $17. $15 and $35 children. Box office opens May 8;
around 30 vendors of arts and crafts, games
Sunday, June 2-3, at St. George Antiochian • Pride Youth Dance at the Hyatt Place Hotel tickets and information also at
and food booths. Children’s activities include
Orthodox Christian Church and the Summit is 6 to 10 Friday, June 1 for ages 13-20.
Ballroom & Conference Center, 120 N. Chaperones will be present. Admission is free.
amusement rides, jumping balloon, piñata bash Blazin’ Brewfest — The 6th annual beer
and a greased pole climb at 5:30 p.m. Saturday festival is 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 11, on his-
Festival. Hours are noon to 10 p.m. Saturday • Pride Square Pub Crawl is 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Visitors are advised to toric Main Street in Downtown Las Cruces,
and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday with live Arabic Friday, June 1.
bring folding chairs. No alcohol, smoking or with samples from New Mexico breweries, live
music, folkloric dance and Middle Eastern food. • Sunday Splash Party is 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
pets. Admission is free. Information: mesil- music, food trucks, games and home brewing
Admission is $2 (free with advance purchase Sunday, June 3, at Wet n’ Wild, with DJ Irene. or on Facebook at Old Mesilla. demonstrations. Admission: $15 in advance;
of $20 food tickets); age 9 and under free. Free Tickets: $45 online; $50 at the gate.
$20 at the gate, age 21 and older welcome.
admission for military with ID. Information: ‘Legacy of Liberty’ Air & Space Expo
584-9100 or Southern New Mexico — The air show and open house at Holloman
Tickets available at Information:
(575) 523-RENT (7368).
Air Force Base near Alamogordo, N.M. is 8:30
Reptilia — El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano. The Old Timers Celebration — The 105th a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5. Admission is Hot Springs Festival — The festival cele-
celebration of snakes, lizards and more is 10
annual reunion of the Old Timer’s Association free. Information: (575) 572-7381, brating alternative medicine, healthy lifestyles
a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3,
of Luna County is May 3-6, in Deming, N.M. or on Facebook at and sustainable living is May 11-13 in
with exhibits, animals, reptile and amphibian
To be eligible, “old timers” must be 30 years Holloman Air Force Base. Visitors entering Downtown Truth or Consequences, N.M. with
encounters and more. Zoo admission is $12 ($9
old, have lived in Luna County 10 years, at least through the main gate must have a DOD issued music, speakers, workshops, field trips, food,
ages 60 and older and military; $7.50 ages 3 to
30 years of age, or be the descendant of a reg- ID card; all other visitors must enter via West dancing, and vendors of hand-crafted and natu-
12). Information: 212-0966 or
istered Old Timer. Information on Facebook at Gate, off Hwy 70. ral items. Hot springs tours and other activities
Sun City PrideFest 2018 — El Paso Sun Deming-Luna County Old Timers’ Association. may have a nominal ticket fee. All ages wel-
Wildfire Aviation Heritage Experience
City Pride’s 11th anniversary festival is 2 p.m. come. Information: (575) 973-8167 (TorC Main
T or C “Wild Wild West” Fiesta — The — the Commemorative Air Force of Mesa,
to midnight Saturday, June 2, in the Coffee Street) or
69th annual fiesta is Friday through Sunday, Ariz. will offer a B-17 for tours; as well as seven
Box parking lot (next to San Jacinto Plaza) in
honor of LGBTQI Month, with performances
May 4-6, in Truth or Consequences, N.M. retired P2V Heavy Air Tankers for viewing, AspenCash Motorcycle Rally — The
Most events are at Ralph Edwards Park. May 6-13, at Alamogordo/White Sands 21st annual trade show and motorcycle rally is
and parties. The annual parade is 10 a.m.
Admission to most events is free. Information: Regional Airport, 3500 Airport Road, in Thursday through Sunday, May 17-20, at
Saturday from Houston Park to Gray Dog in
(575) 497-9480, or on Alamogordo, N.M. Co-hosted by Cloudcroft Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Drive,
Downtown. Tickets start at $20. VIP access :
Facebook at Truth or Consequences Fiesta. Fire & EMS. Information: (575) 439-4110 or with live music, vendors, tour runs and more.
$75. All ages event. Information, reservations:
The annual parade is 10 a.m. Saturday, May All-Access Rally Pass: $35; single day passes are
(615) 603-2122 or
5, through Downtown, followed by live music Tours are 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday $$10 Thursday or Sunday; $20 Friday or
Mr. and Miss El Paso Sun City Pride pageant is
in the park with Syd Masters & the Swing and Sunday. Cost: $10 ($20 family of four). Saturday Information, registration: 1-800-452-
11 p.m. Thursday, May 24.
Riders, Antonio Reyna, Knifewing, On Call, Rides are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday through 8045,
Pride Week events run May 28-June 4
Sawmill Canyon, Desert Dogs and more. Sunday. Cost: $425-$850.
Please see Page 6

May 2018 El Paso Scene Page 5

May Roundup The Festival Kick-Off Dance is 6 p.m. with the
Bus Tapes. Cost to be announced.
Cont’d from Page 5
Saturday’s headliners are Ghost Town Blues
Band, with Brandon Perrault & Friends, Todd
Hours are 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9
Tijerina Trio, Brody Buster, and Amanda Fish.
p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Performances begin at noon.
Sunday. Friday’s music headliner is blues artist
Sunday’s headliner are the Peterson Brothers
Jordan Matthew Young, and Saturday’s is ZZ-
with C.W. Ayon and Tony Holiday & the
KC (ZZ Top tribute).
Velvetones. Performances begin at noon.
Motorcycle rally parade is 10 a.m. Saturday.
Other Weekend Events:
Farm & Ranch Museum 20th • The 3rd annual Gila Glass Classic Flame-off 6
Anniversary — NM Farm & Ranch Heritage to 11 p.m. Friday and all day Saturday and
Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs in Las Cruces, Sunday. Glass artists from the region compete
celebrates its 20th anniversary with a week of to make the best glass creation.
activities. Museum admission: $5 ($4 age 60 • The 2nd annual “Paint Out Silver!” Plein Air
and older; $3 age 4-17; free for members, vet- competition. Artwork created during the event
erans and age 3 and under. Information: (575) on display at Gough Park Sunday. Open to all
522-4100 or artists over age 18. Registration: $10 through
The main celebration is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10; $15 at event:
Saturday, May 19, with Parade of Breeds cattle • Virus Theater presents the (PG-13) melodra-
program, demonstrations, chuck wagon, pony ma “A Weasel in the Hen House or ‘Ladies A’
rides, living history characters, food vendors, Peril’” at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7
children’s games, plant sale and more. Special p.m. Sunday, at El Sol Theater, 406 Bullard.
rate during event is $5 a carload. Tickets: $10.
Other events: • Kneeling Nun Run motorcycle run is 5 to 8
• Blessing of the Fields is 10 to 11 a.m. p.m. Friday, and beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday.
Tuesday, May 15. Piñata making (and busting) Fees: $20 per rider; $25 couples. Information:
also is part of the fun. Admission and participa- Anthony, (575) 680-5494; Jose (575) 313-4944.
tion the procession is free.
Las Cruces Wine Festival — The 26th
• A Brown lunch and history talk is noon to 1
annual festival is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday
p.m. Thursday, May 17. Drinks and dessert
through Monday, May 26-28, at the Southern
provided inside the museum’s Organ View
New Mexico State Fairgrounds, 12125 Robert
Terrace. Admission is free; bring a sack lunch.
Larson Blvd, Las Cruces. The Memorial Day
• New Mexico Vintage Iron tractor club will be
Weekend festival offers wines by New Mexico
on site 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday,
wineries as well as specialty food and artisans.
May 18-19, with antique tractors, lawn trac-
Wine may be purchased by the glass, bottle or
tors, engines,grist mill and rope making.
case. No pets or coolers. Sponsored by New
Regular museum admission required.
Mexico Wine. Information:
• ‘Sodbuster, San Isidro’ Sculpture reception is Tickets: $20 general admission (includes tast-
5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 18. The Luis Jiménez
ing glass and samples); $5 designated driver and
sculpture will be unveiled in the museum lobby,
non-drinker over 15. Tickets at
with drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Saturday VIP passes are
Kars of Kids — The 19th annual Kiwanis $35. Includes early access pass (11 a.m. to
Kars for Kids is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, noon); crystal goblet, extra discounts, souvenirs
May 19, at Young Park, Walnut and Nevada in and tote bag. VIP Wine Pass with Salud! de
Las Cruces. The event includes vintage, classic, Mesilla Tapas Lunch is $85.
hot rod and custom cars, trucks and motorcy-
Mayfair — Cloudcroft’s 45th annual juried
cles. Rock and roll DJ music throughout event.
arts & crafts show is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Bicycles welcome. Proceeds go to Jardin de los
and Sunday, May 26-27, at Zenith Park, with
Niños and other Kiwanis Foundation projects.
sculpture, pottery, jewelry, paintings and more
Admission and parking is free. No alcohol
as well as live music, food and children’s activi-
allowed in park. Information: (575) 525-9478
ties. Admission is free. Information: (575) 682-
2733 1-888-874-4447 or
Registration for entries is $25; forms from
Cloudcroft Light Opera Company melodrama or (575) 525-9478.
is 7:30 p.m. each night in the park pavilion.
Vehicles can also be registered 7 to 10 a.m. the
morning of the show for $30. Full Moon Nights — White Sands National
Pancake breakfast is 7 to 11 a.m. for $5 per Monument’s first full moon program of the sea-
plate. The four Key Clubs in Las Cruces will son is 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 29. Call for pro-
sell hotdogs and hamburgers at lunch time. gram. Entry: $5 (free for under age 16).
Information: (575) 479-6124, ext. 236 or (575)
Fourth Fridays at Alameda Park Zoo 679-2599, ext. 232; or go to
— The City of Alamogordo hosts free monthly
summer events 6 to 10 p.m. the fourth Friday WCC&D Spring Fiesta — The 34th annual
of the month during the summer months fiesta at the former mining towns of Winston,
(May), at Alameda Park Zoo, 1321 N. White Chloride, Chiz and Dusty 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Sands, with live music, outdoor movie, food Saturday, June 2, at the Community Center in
vendors, prizes, giveaways and more for the Winston, 35 miles northwest of Truth or
entire family. No pets or outdoor food and Consequences on NM 52. Parade, BBQ, crafts
drink; alcohol service for age 21 and older and flea market, family games and entertain-
offered. Admission is free. Information: ci.alam- ment. Admission is free. Information: (575) or on Facebook. 743-2081 or on Facebook. Western dance is 8
p.m. to midnight. Admission: $5.
Silver City Blues and Bikes Festival —
The 23rd annual event is May 25-27 at Gough
Park, corner of Pope and 12th Streets in Silver West Texas
City. Live acoustic and electric blues music,
artisan’s alley, raffles, food vendors and a beer
Cinco de Mayo Alpine — Alpine, Texas’s
Cinco de Mayo Gran Mercado is Saturday and
garden. Admission is free at all Gough Park
Sunday, May 5-6, at along Murphy, with a
events; other event prices as listed. No dogs or
themed parade, music, dancing, car show and
alcohol allowed in park area. Sponsored by the
more. Information: (432) 294-2370.
Mimbres Region Art Council. Information:
(575) 538-2505 or
Please see Page 7

Page 6 El Paso Scene May 2018

May Roundup Something for everyone
Cont’d from Page 6 EPCC Spring Arts Festival — The 40th
annual spring festival of performing, visual and
History Preservation literary arts offers workshops, concerts, lec-
tures and exhibits at various venues of El Paso
History Preservation Month: ‘The Community College through May. Most events
River and The Trail’ — This year’s El Paso are free, some may included nominal admission
County celebration includes 31 events with 19 fee. Information: 831-6479, 831-2220,
participating organizations. Information: ron-, This year’s highlights: or on Facebook at EPCCnews.
• Historian Orlando Romero will overview lit- • Rio Grande Concert Series presents the
tle-known Hispanic contributions to American Eryilmaz Piano Trio at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April
history at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at El Paso 27, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Center.
Museum of History. Information: 212-3163. • EPCC Student Showcase is 7:30 p.m.
• The City of Socorro will open a month-long Thursday, May 3, at the Administrative Service
art exhibit with a reception 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Center Auditorium.
May 4, at historic Rio Vista Farm Community • EPCC Spring Dance Concert is 7 p.m. Friday
Center, 901 N. Rio Vista. 860-8615. and Saturday, May 4-5, Transmountain
• Heritage Preservation on the Rio events are Campus Theatre. Tickets: $10 ($5 students).
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Keystone The 8th annual Tejano Film Festival is 7 p.m.
Heritage Park, 4200 Doniphan with nature Tuesday, May 8, at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
walks, history talks and exhibits regarding the 250 E Montecillo. Details to be announced.
Rio Grande. Information: 581-7920. Information: Elvira Carrizal-Dukes, 831-2844.
• “Tales on the Trail: Hueco Tanks and the
‘Feed Your Mind’ seminar series —
Butterfield Overland Trail” is 10 a.m. to noon
Doña Ana Arts Council brings speakers
Saturday, May 5, at Hueco Tanks State Park
Thursdays through May at DAAC Arts &
and Historic Site, with short hike and tales
Cultural Center, 1740 Avenida de Mercado,
from the trail. Cost: $9 ($2 children); includes
Suites B–D. Social hour and light refreshments
4:30 to 5:30 p.m., seminars 5:30 to 7 p.m.
• Free San Elizario Historic District Walking
Cost: $20 each. Information: (575) 523-6403.
Tours are noon each Sunday in May, starting at May 3: The Fine Art of Craft Beer
Main Street Mercantile, 1501 Main. Wheelchair
with Stuart Munson-McGee. May 10:
accessible. Information: 851-0093
“Impressionism” Part 4 with Kathleen Key, art
• “Construction and Renovation of the Turney
Mansion, a Trost Masterpiece” is 2 to 4:30
p.m. Sunday, May 6, at International Museum Doña Ana Arts Council Arts Awards
of Art, 1201 Montana. Mary Jo Melby, Prince — The 31st annual Community Arts Awards
McKenzie and Derrell Hiett will discuss William reception is 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at
Ward Turney and the construction of El Paso’s DAAC Art & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de
largest mansion. Information: 543-6747. Mercado in Mesilla. Information: (575) 523-
• EPCC Student Research Projects for 2017-18 6403 or
are presented 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 10,
at El Paso Museum of History. 212-3163 RGCF Grief Support — Rio Grande
• A Celebration of the City’s Birthday and the Cancer Foundation, 616 N Virginia, Suite D,
El Paso streetcar is 1 to 4 p .m. Saturday, May hosts a six-week grief support class 6 to 7:30
12, at Cleveland Square and El Paso Museum p.m. Tuesdays, May 1-June 5. Program is for
of History,with entertainment, crafts, light anyone who has experienced the death of a
refreshments, transportation scavenger hunt, loved one. Sessions conducted in English.
gallery tours and streetcar display. 212-3163. Admission is free, the public is invited.
• “The Spanish Legacy in the Southwest” is 6 Information: 562-7660 or
to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at El Paso ‘Surviving and Thriving’ classes — Rio
Museum of History, presented by Dr. Ignacio Grande Cancer Foundation, 616 N Virginia,
Martinez. Information: 212-3163 Suite D, hosts a free multi-session, interactive
• El Paso Train Show is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 program for participants whose lives have been
a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. impacted by a cancer diagnosis 6 to 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 18-20, at Freeport McMoRan Thursdays starting in May. Information: 562-
Park, 850 Hawkins. 7660 or
• Community cleanup of the Mission Trail is
7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Rio Vista El Paso Lightsaber Battle — The celebra-
Community Center. Information: 860-8615. tion of “Star Wars Day” (May the Fourth) is 7
• El Paso Mission Trail Association open house to 10 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Fountains at Farah
is 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at 8889 Gateway Blvd W, Ste. 21. Choose a side,
Nestor Valencia Transfer Center, 9065 Jedi or Sith, and fight for the Resistance or the
Alameda, with a walking tour of historic sites in First Order. Family friendly event.
the Ysleta Historic District 10 a.m. to noon.
Spanish guitar and flamenco dancing at noon. Interstellar Spectacular — Academy of
• Preservation workshop for current and Aerial Fitness, 1057 Doniphan Park Cir Suite E,
potential owners of historic homes is 10 a.m. presents various aerial, acrobatic, and circus
Saturday, May 19, led by Doug Yost. Cost: performances 7 p.m. to midnight Friday, May
$35. Information: 4. Admission: $15, age 18 or older admitted;
• Honoring Forgotten War Veterans at BYOB. Information: 920-4341 or academy-
Concordia Cemetery is 10 a.m. to noon
Monday, May 28. Information: 591-2326.
• “Flora and Fauna in Trost & Trost Elks Lodge Youth Week — El Paso Elks
Downtown Architecture” tour of downtown El Lodge 187, 2278 Trawood, Suite C-E, hosts a
Paso with the Texas Trost Society is 6 to 8 “Celebration of Elk’s Youth Week” event 11
p.m. Thursday, May 31, starting at San Jacinto a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, with reading of
Plaza. Malissa Arras, “Gizmo Goes to Yellowstone” by children’s
• A talks on “Birth of the American Southwest: author Heidi Philips (along with an appearance
The Oñate Expedition” is 6 to 7 p.m. by “Gizmo,”), followed by children’s activities
Thursday, May 31, at El Paso Museum of
History. Information: 212-3163.
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May Roundup Community Health Fair — Primera Iglesia Bazaars and fairs
Bautista Hispana de Canutillo, 6809 Third in
Cont’d from Page 7 Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert
Canutillo, hosts a heath fair in collaboration
with El Pasoans Fighting Hunger 4 to 7 p.m. Crossing — The 14th annual market runs
and pizza and drinks at 1 p.m. Participation is Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One
Friday, May 18, with health screenings includ-
free, but RSVP needed by April 27 to receive Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Summer
ing vision, cancer screenings, hearing, diabetes
free autograph book by Philips: 373-1581. hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon beginning May 5
and others. Also offered is gamily entertain-
Information: (April 28 hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.).
ment, games for children, face painting and
Free Comic Book Day — The 14th annual food trucks. Bag of food provided to the first Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, farmers-
nationwide free comic book giveaway encour- 100 people. Admission is free. Information:, or on
aging readers to discover the comic book art 373-0452 or Facebook at FarmersMarketatADC.
form is Saturday, May 5. Most area comic Sunrise yoga is to 10 a.m. Cost: $10.
book stores and distributors will offer free
‘First Responders/Law and Order’ • Cinco de Mayo celebration is May 5, with
comics (while supplies last) and other activities.
recognition — El Paso Chapter of the several activities, including plant giveaway.
Military Order of the World Wars hosts its First Youth Farmer’s Market will be held with
Responders/Law and Order Recognition lunch- cooking demos and tastings, $1 veggie tattoos,
Asylum Comics, 5360 N. Mesa Ste. L-12, has
eon at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Great bike-powered blender and other activities.
comic giveaways, door prizes, family activities,
American Land & Cattle Co., 9800 Gateway • Mother’s Day and Open House is May 12.
local artists and Cosplayer Christina Dark 10
North (next to Cohen Stadium). The Chapter • Memorial Day celebration is May 26. Animal
a.m. to 7 p.m. Hot dogs and soft drinks after 3
will honor first responders and law and order Rescue League adoptions will also be held.
p.m. Admission is free. Information: 875-8600
representatives as well as Chapter spouses.
or Kern Place Art and Farmers Market
Chapter officers for the 2018/2109 year will be
International Female Ride Day — The elected. Information: 755-4038. — The market is 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the last
12th annual ride celebrating women motorcy- Sunday of the month at 205 Cincinnati.
clists is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 5, start-
Better Business Bureau and Torch Information
ing at Barnett Harley-Davidson, 8272 Gateway
Awards — The 64th Anniversary luncheon
meeting and Torch Awards for business ethics Mother’s Day Arts and Crafts Fair — El
East. Information on Facebook. Paso’s Parks and Recreation hosts the arts and
is 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, at the
Vegetarian Society of El Paso Spring Wyndham Hotel, 2027 Airway. Tickets: $100; craft fair 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5,
Fiesta — The society hosts its spring dinner at $1,000 corporate tables for 10. Information: at Gary Del Palacio Recreation Center, 3001
6 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Sunland Park 577-0195 or Parkwood. Information: 629-7312 or elpaso-
Holiday Inn, 900 Sunland Park, with Mexican Speaker is Louis Efron, author of “Purpose
themed vegan buffet celebrating Cinco de Meets Execution.” Efron is former Head of Art in the Park — The City Parks &
Mayo and the society’s 25th anniversary, fol- Engagement for Teslas Motors, and a con- Recreation Department’s Spring 2018 arts and
lowed by guest speaker, Dr. Brooke Goldner, tributing writer for Forbes and Huffington Post. crafts fair is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and
author of “Good Bye Lupus,” and speaker on Sunday, May 19-20, at Memorial Park’s
diet and health. Cost (all inclusive): $25; $22
Art of the Arts Society — The informal
organization created for the purpose of attract- Reserve area, 3100 Copper, with arts and
members ($10 children 12 and younger). crafts, food vendors, music and dance, and chil-
ing members of the International Museum of
Reservations (due by May 1): 877-3030 or dren’s activities. Admission is free. Information:
Art, 1211 Montana, hosts its first presentation Information: 212-0092 or
at noon Saturday, May 26, with Greg Taylor,
Memorial Day Mass and Ceremony — founder of UTEP Dinner Theatre. Downtown Artist and Farmers Market
The Golden Bear Social Club hosts its 36th Memberships and donations strongly encour- — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural
annual Catholic Mass and Memorial Day aged. Information: 543-6747. Affairs Department’s market for area artists
Ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at Taylor will discuss the the ins and outs of pro- and regionally grown agricultural products is 9
Bowie High School, 801 S. San Marcial. The ducing and the complexities of coordinating all a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in the Union Plaza
ceremony honors former Bowie students who aspects of each production. Reception follows. District along Anthony Street. Information:
died in the defense of the country. All veteran, Guests encouraged to stay for the free Sunset 212-1780 or
scout, military and civic organizations are invit- Film Society screening of “My Big Fat Greek
ed to attend and bring a stand for their organi- Wedding” at 2 p.m. Upper Valley Artists and Farmers
zational colors. Gold Star mothers are invited Market — The artist and farmers market is
to attend. Refreshments will follow.
Health Fiesta — FamiliasTriunfadoras, Inc., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, at the Substation on
12500 Socorro Road, hosts the health fair start- Doniphan at Sunset. Information on Facebook
Information: 755-4038.
ing at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at in the park- at Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market.
Men of War MC Run — Men of War ing lot with exhibitors, vendors and health
Motorcycle Club, El Paso Chapter hosts its screenings. Information: 691-9011. Mission Trail Art Market — The arts and
annual run Saturday, May 12, with registration crafts market is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the third
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Barnett Harley Davidson,
Fitness & Health Yoga — Rio Grande Sunday of the month through November at
Cancer Foundation, 616 N Virginia, Suite D, Veteran’s Memorial Plaza in San Elizario. Shows
8272 Gateway East, and ending at Five Points
hosts free yoga and fitness classes 5:30 to 6:30 are on the outdoor stage at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.,
Bistro, with live music, and raffles. Proceeds
p.m. Monday and Wednesday through May with live music, folklorico and other dancers,
benefit disabled American veterans and veteran
30, facilitated by Deb Grado, and 11:30 a.m. to and reenactments by the Pistoleros gunfighters.
causes. Information:
12:30 Tuesday and Thursday through May 31, Pets welcome. Information: 851-0093 or mis- or
facilitated by Linda Bustamante in the founda-
tion’s classroom, facilitated by Linda
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Bustamante. Information: 562-7660 or Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market
UTEP — Classes begin June 4 for the popu- — 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and
lar UTEP program that offers non-credit classes
‘Hear Me Roar!’ — The LGBTQ communi- Saturdays along Main Street. Information: (575)
ty celebration in observance of June as Pride 541-2288 or
for ages 50 or older. Registration runs May 14-
Month is 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at
25, and is $35 for as many courses desired dur-
the El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano, with Cost:
ing the 12-week term, plus $25 for the one-
time OLLI life membership fee ($25 late fee
$15; $5 age 3-12. All ages welcome. For a good cause
Information: 212-0966,, or epzs-
after May 25). Information: 747-6280 (during Child Crisis Center Gala — The center’s
office hours). Course list and details at Casino Night and Celebration, is 7 to 11 p.m., One H-Town EP & Rebellious Nation Friday, May 4, at El Paso Firefighters Hall,
El Paso Crohns & Autoimmune MC Run— One H-Town EP & Rebellious 3112 Forney, to support the El Paso Child
Nation Motorcycle clubs host their “The
Disease Support Group — The support Crisis Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Dress
Longest Day” run benefiting the Alzheimer’s is black, white and red casual attire. Tickets:
group meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of the
Association, Sunday, June 3, with registration $125 per person, includes dinner. Information,
month (May 15) on the campus of Tech
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting at Barnett Harley reservations: 562-7955 or
University Health Sciences Center, 4800
Davidson, 8272 Gateway East. Live music, raf-
Alberta, in the Paul Foster Education Building, oLotería — Creative Kids hosts a night of
fles and door prizes. Cost: $10 donation; $15
Room 211. Parking available next to the clinic. Bingo benefiting the Creative Kids program is
couples. Information on Facebook at Barnett
Information: Carrie Wilkie, (214) 708-2989,
Harley Davidson.
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May Roundup
Wine Festival — Wine Attitude hosts the
Cont’d from Page 8
festival benefiting El Paso Desert Botanical
Garden 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the
6:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, at its Olo Gallery, 504
gardens, at Keystone Heritage Site, 4200
San Francisco. This year’s event celebrates
Doniphan, with tastings, wine by the glass, and
Creative Kids’ 20th Anniversary. Information:
bottle, live music, food vendors, special guests Tickets: $45 ($500
from Italy and VIP tasting and informational talk
VIP tables for 8); available at creativekidsolo-
available. Cost: $30 in advance; $35 at the gate
(includes crystal Bordeaux glass and five tast-
United Way Appreciation Luncheon — ings). Information: 240-3450.
United Way of El Paso County’s annual
Pink Boutique — Rio Grande Cancer
Appreciation Luncheon is 11 a.m. to Friday,
Foundation, 616 N. Virginia, Suite D, hosts the
May 4, at El Paso Convention Center, 1 Civic
pop-up boutique for all breast cancer survivors
Center Plaza. Lunch served at noon.
10 a.m. to noon p.m. Saturday, June 2, featur-
Information: 533-2434 or
ing mastectomy bras, exercise wear, tops and
March for Babies — The annual March of swimwear. Information: 562-7660 or
Dimes fundraiser is 8 a.m. to noon Saturday,
May 5, at Outlet Shoppes at El Paso, 7051
Fort Bliss
Desert Blvd, with family activities, t-shirt con-
tests, refreshments, giveaways and more. Team Mike Super: Magic & Illusion — The
donations made online at “America’s Got Talent” veteran, who was voted America’s favorite Mystifier on NBC’s
TV Show “Phenomenon” performs at 6 p.m.
Día de las Madres dinner and dance — Thursday, May 10, at the Centennial Club on
The fundraiser for La Mujer Obrera is 6-10
Fort Bliss. Tickets are free, but seating is limit-
p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Cafe Mayapan,
ed. Tickets available at any Leisure Travel
2000 Texas, featuring music by Los Silver. Cost
Services locations at Freedom Crossing food
is $35, includes dinner. Family tables available.
court or Soldier Activity Center (SAC).
Tickets at Cafe Mayapan or at
Information: 588-8247.
‘Havana Nights’ — The 10th annual Old Ironsides Mud Challenge — The 6th
“Cuisine and a Classic” benefit for Trinity-First
annual 4-mile, 16-obstacle challenge is
Day School is 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday,
Saturday, May 12, at the Air Assault Obstacle
May 11, at Epic Railyard Event Center, with
Course and Rappel Tower at Abernathy Park
music by Azucar, DJ, cash bar, silent auction
at Jeb Stuart and Pershing just inside the Buffalo
and dinner. Cost: $50, adults only. Information:
Soldier gate on Fort Bliss. Three waves avail-
533-2674, ext. 23 or
able; first one starting at 9 a.m. Open to youth
Letter Carriers’ Food Drive - The 26th and adults; however, runners under age 16
annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive is must compete with a parent or guardian. Cost
Saturday, May 12, sponsored by the National (through May 9): $35 ($25 DoD ID card hold-
Association of Letter Carriers, the U.S. Postal ers, $20 active-duty and children 14 and
Service and other organizations to benefit area younger). Onsite registration is 7:30 to 10:30
food banks. To participate, individuals can leave a.m. ($10 extra fee). Register at Soto, Stout
nonperishable food items in a bag near their and Milam Physical Fitness Centers or online at
mailbox; items also can be donated at local Information: 744-5785.
post offices. Information: elpasoansfight-
Armed Forces Day Parade — The first or
ever Armed Forces Day and Parade
Pro-Musica ‘Soiree ’18’ — El Paso Pro- Celebration is planned for Saturday, May 19
Musica Guild will host its annual soiree on Fort Bliss, along Pershing and Sheridan road,
Saturday, May 12, at the Upper Valley home of followed by a celebration honoring Armed
James O. Stewart III. Guests include Grammy- Forces at the Old Fort Bliss Replica.
winning cellist Zuill Bailey (the artistic director Information, 588-8247 or 568-2554.
of El Paso Pro-Musica) and pianist Lara Information: 568-5563.
Downes. All proceeds benefit El Paso Pro-
Musica. Information: 747-8163, or on Club news
Facebook at EPPM El Paso Pro Musica.
Doña Ana Photography Club (DAPC)
‘Voice of Voiceless’ Awards — — The club hosts free photography programs,
Annunciation House’s Solidarity Dinner cele- open to the public, 7 to 9 p.m. the first and
brating its 40th anniversary, is 6 to 10 p.m. third Tuesday of the month at Southwest
Saturday, May 12, at Santa Lucia Amistad Hall, Environmental Center, 275 N. Downtown Mall
518 Gallagher This year’s award goes to Father in Las Cruces. Information:
Ismael “Melo” Moreno, S.J. Tickets: $50. • May 1: “Light Painting” with Colleen Gino of
Information: 922-8305, NM Tech, who will present a photography pro-
Outdoor mass is planned for noon that day at gram on the technique of light painting.
the Annunciation House, 1003 E. San Antonio. • May 15: “What’s New with Instant
Moreno is director of Radio Progreso in Cameras.” Rob Peinert will look at the latest in
Honduras, an independent station that gives the resurgence of instant cameras.
voice to human rights activists, trade unionists, A “Q&A and Image Critique” class is 9 a.m. to
small farmers and others. He also directs a cen- noon Saturday, May 12. Final session in 5-class
ter for social action and analysis. series. Cost: $5 (free for club members).
Registration: or
Veterinary Community Awards online at
Banquet - The 33rd annual banquet and Vet
Tech Appreciation is Tuesday, May 15, at 150 Westside Welcome Club — Information:
Sunset, 150 E. Sunset. hosted by the El Paso
Veterinary Medical Association. Cash bar opens The monthly free newcomer coffee is 10 a.m.
at 6 p.m. with dinner and presentations at 7 Friday, May 4, at La Casita (decor boutique),
p.m. Bingo games follow with prizes for every 5034 Doniphan. No RSVP necessary.
winner; specific games and prizes for Vet The monthly luncheon is 11 a.m. Wednesday,
Techs. Tickets: $55 ($550 table for 10).
Information: 593-1712 or Please see Page 10
May 2018 El Paso Scene Page 9
May Roundup under. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Friday and
Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed
Cont’d from Page 9
Monday through Thursday. Information: 562-
9899 or 566-6622.
May 9, at Corralito Steak House, 5800
See “Nature” listing for hikes at the Tramway.
Doniphan. Guest speaker is Frank Evans, a
retired FBI agent. He is currently an adjunct Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino —
professor at the University of Maryland, and 1200 Futurity Dr. Sunland Park, N.M. Hours
will give tips on avoiding scams and protecting are 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through
one’s personal information . Newcomers wel- Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday; and
come; reservations required. Cost: $22 (by 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
May 4); mail check to WWC, PO Box 13167, Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-
79913. Information, reservations: Alicia
Sanchez, 449-2121 or Cinco de Mayo Fiesta is 5 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, May 5. Admission is free; $20 for 10
UTEP Alumni Cinco de Mayo — UTEP sample tickets.
Alumni Association hosts a Cinco de Mayo cel-
A Mother’s Day celebration is Sunday, May
ebration 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Angry
13 with live mariachi and a Juan Gabriel
Owl, 4799 N. Mesa, with heavy appetizers,
Tribute. Seatings are 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to
games, and prizes. Drink specials available.
3 p.m. Tickets: $25 ($12 age 3-12).
Cost: $10 at the door. RSVP (by May 3):
Wet ’N’ Wild Waterworld — The water
Woman’s Department Fall Luncheon park at 8804 S. Desert, Anthony, Texas (I-10 at
— Woman’s Department of the Greater El Exit 0) is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends
Paso Chamber of Commerce’s general meeting beginning May 5. Season pass for 2018 (May 5-
is 10 a.m. Thursday, May 10, at Rescue Sept. 9) is $49. Tickets: $26, plus tax; $21 kids
Mission of El Paso 221 North Lee, with talk by under 48 inches tall; $5 age 1-3; free for babies
Rescue Mission Director Blake Barrow, fol- under 1. Seniors/picnic fee: $15. Information:
lowed by no-host luncheon at noon. Cost: $18 886-2222 or or on Facebook.
for the mission’s Hallelulah BBQ. Information: Mothers admitted free Sunday, May 13, with
Pat Quinn, 755-6193. paid adult or child admission.
Club Friendship — The club meets 11 a.m. Mermaid day is Saturday, May 12, with mer-
Tuesday, May 22, at St. Paul’s Methodist maid princesses, makeovers and tea parties.
Church, 7000 Edgemere. Program is “Hobo Chiquis performs Sunday, May 20.
Codes During the Great Depression” present- Alfredo “El Komander” Rios performs Sunday,
ed by Patricia Kiddney. Cost: $10, includes June 10.
lunch. All history enthusiasts welcome but must
Indian Cliffs Ranch — The working cattle
RSVP by May 18: 591-2326.
ranch in Fabens offers a children’s zoo, buffalo,
PEEP Learning Lab — Photography longhorns, deer, rattlesnake pit, movie sets and
Enthusiasts of El Paso hosts workshops 6 to 8 the Fort Apache playground. It’s also home to
p.m. the fourth Wednesday every other month the famous Cattleman’s Steakhouse.
at the Art Junction 500 W Paisano, second Information: (915) 544-3200 or cattle-
floor. Cost: $5 per workshop (free for mem-
bers. Light refreshments served. Payment at
Ski Apache Wind Rider — The hour-long
the door or at
zip-line adventure at the Alto, N.M. ski resort
• May 23: Wildlife Photography with JR Phillips
begins at over 11,000 feet, spanning 8,900 feet
• July 25: Astrophotography with John Hall
in three sections, reaching speeds of up to 65
• Sept. 26: Lightpainting with Chad Puerling
mph. Cost is $84 for adults, $77 children and
• Nov. 28: Advanced Photoshop.
senior, $71 military. Minimum age is 10; height
Singles in the Son - The group develops and weight limits also apply. Reservations
friendships among Christian singles ages 30 to required. Information: (575) 464-3633 or skia-
50. Bible study held weekly; call days.
Weekend events subject to change. All denomi- The Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero,
nations are welcome. Membership is free. N.M. also offers the Apache Eagle ZipRider,
Information: Andy, 471-1997, which spans 2,668 feet, lasting about three or on Facebook. minutes. Tickets: $40 ($37 ages 10-13 and 60-
plus; $41 military); $91 for all-day pass.
International Coin Club — El Paso’s only
coin club meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday La Viña Winery — 4201 S. NM Highway
of the month at St. Paul’s United Methodist 28, one mile north of Vinton Road. Information:
Church, 7000 Edgemere, with presentations (575) 882-7632 or
and auction to follow. Visitors always welcome, The tasting room and patio are open for sales
and admission free for first-time visitors. and tasting of wines from noon to 5 p.m.
Information: 533-6001, 241-6977 or on Thursday through Tuesday (closed
Facebook. Wednesdays). Tasting fee is $5. A daily tour is
offered at 11:30 a.m. by appointment only; the
Area attractions
$10 fee includes tasting.
The La Viña Spring Wine Festival is noon to 7
Western Playland — The amusement park p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29.
is at 1249 Futurity Dr. in Sunland Park, N.M.
Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery
Tickets (tax not included): $21.21 42 inches or
— 430 La Viña Road (off NM 28 between
taller or $16.60 juniors 34 to 41 inches (pay
markers 8 and 9), in Chamberino, N.M. Tasting
one price); $5 non-rider. Individual ride tickets
room open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through
are $2.50; rides are 1 or 2 tickets. Information:
Monday. Information: (915) 241-4349 or som-
(575) 589-3410 or
May hours are 2 to 9 p.m. Saturdays; 2 to 7
p.m. Sundays, and Monday, May 28.
Zin Valle Vineyards — 7315 Hwy 28 in
Wyler Aerial Tramway — The state park Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259). Free tast-
tramway, 1700 McKinley, gives passengers a ings are noon to 5 p.m. Friday through
view of Texas, New Mexico and Mexico from Monday. Information: 877-4544 or
Ranger Peak, elevation 5,632 feet. Cost is $8
for adults and $4 for children 12 years and

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Gordon Lightfoot — The folk/pop legend Tacvba, Third Eye Blind, Farruko, Playboi
performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2014, Carti, GTA, Malaa, The Drums, Bomba Estero,
at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $46.50-$86.50 Lany, Lecrae, Caloncho, Cuco, Nao, Cults,
(Ticketmaster). Little Jesus, JID, Earthgang, Boogie, Buddy, The
Garden, Nick Hirsch, The Swell Kids, Great
Enrique Bunbury — One of Spain’s most Shapes, Dulce Mal, Sick.Life, A. Billi Free, Space
respected rock singers performs at 8 p.m. Captains Collective, Pilots of Venus, Gila
Friday, May 4, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: Monster, Medvedi, Divine Kegel, Soul Parade,
$39.50, $59.50 and $79.50. (Ticketmaster). Fat Camp, Sleepspent, Young Deluxe,
Juanes — The multiple Latin Grammy Award, Wildsters, Mikey Cloud, Mountain Vibes, The
Grammy Award and Billboard Latin Music Fifth Estate, Cry Baby, Stangus, Matt O.
Award winner and nominee’s “Amarte Tour” is Johnson and The Sandy Ohms.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at El Paso Timbiriche — The Mexican pop group per-
County Coliseum with Mon Laferte. Tickets: forms at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at El Paso
$36.95-$126.95; VIP packages start at $375 County Coliseum. Tickets: $50 to $275
(Ticketmaster). (Ticketmaster).
Fleet Foxes — The American indie-folk band Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ — Broadway in
performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at El Paso presents the borderland premiere of
Abraham Chavez Theatre, in support of their the World Number One Musical May 30-June
first album in six years, “Crack-up.” Tickets: 10, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $35-$80.
$25.50- $39.50 (Ticketmaster). (Ticketmaster). VIP packages: $127.
Ha*Ash — The sister duo, known to by their Information: 231-1111,
fans as the “Sold-Out Queens,” bring their 100 or on Facebook at
Años Contigo Tour to El Paso 8 p.m. Thursday, Broadway in El Paso.
May 10, at the Plaza Theatre. Their latest Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (June 6),
album is “30 de febrero.” Tickets: $49.50 to Wednesdays, and Thursday (May 31); 8 p.m.
$89.50 (Ticketmaster). Friday shows; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 and
6:30 p.m. Sundays, and 2 and 7:30 p.m.
‘La Arpias’ — A live performance of the Thursday (June 7).
Spanish language comedy mystery is 6 p.m. More than 90 million people around the
Sunday, May 13, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: world have experienced the phenomenon,
$48 to $90 (Ticketmaster). which has won six Tony Awards, including Best
Thunder from Down Under — The Musical. Music by Tony-winning artists Elton
internationally acclaimed male revue from John and Tim Rice.
Australia presents their 2018 “Desert Dreams” ‘Coming Home’ Concert – Four Las
World Tour at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the Cruces natives — Alyssa Newton, Frank Ray,
Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $19-$49 Bri Bagwell and Josh Grider — will perform
(Ticketmaster). together for their home crowd at 7 p.m.
Natalia Lafourcade — The Grammy & Saturday, June 2, at the Rio Grande Theatre,
Latin Grammy winner performs at 7 p.m. 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown
Thursday, May 17, at the Plaza Theatre, fea- Mall. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the gate;
turing acoustic guitar duo Los Macorinos. Her advance tickets at
October 2017 show at the Plaza sold out. tion-downtown. Information: (575) 541-2290
Tickets: $35-$50 (Ticketmaster) or
A screening of the movie “Urban Cowboy” is
The Paya Brothers — The Mexican group 7 p.m. Thursday, May 31. Admission: $8.
performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Friday, May 18, Combo tickets for both movie and concert
at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $30-$60 available in advance for $20.
‘Huevos Revueltos’ Tour — Two of the
Blues Spectacular — The blues show fea- most iconic Latin pop-rock groups from the
turing national recording artists Ruben V, The ’80s and ’90s, Enanitos Verdes and Hombres G,
Bel Airs, and Tracy Nelson is 7 p.m. Saturday, co-headline their 2018 tour at 8 p.m. Saturday,
May 19, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. June 9, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center.
Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Tickets: $32.75 to $122.75 (Ticketmaster). VIP
Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the gate; packages offered.
advance tickets at
tion-downtown. Information: (575) 541-2290 Russ — The hip-hop rapper singer-song-
or writer, producer and audio stream superstar
A screening of the 1980’s classic “The Blues performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at El
Brothers” starring John Belushi and Dan Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano, for his
Aykroyd is 7 p.m. Friday, May 18. Admission: “I See You Tour Part 1.” Tickets: $36.95 to
$8. Combo tickets for both movie and concert $46.95 (Ticketmaster).
available in advance for $20. Yanni — The legendary performer and com-
Neon Desert Music Festival — Martin poser celebrates the 25th Anniversary of his
Garrix, At The Drive In, Gucci Mane, and iconic “Live at the Acropolis” concert at 7:30
Dillon Francis are among the performers at the p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the Abraham
8th annual music festival 3 p.m. to midnight Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $60 to $125
Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27, in (Ticketmaster).
Downtown El Paso, presented by Southwest
University. Tickets: $119 two day general Jeff Kashiwa — The contemporary jazz sax-
admission; VIP packages available. Tickets avail- ophonist performs at 7 p.m. Friday, June 15, at
able at The Headstand, Happy House and Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main. Tickets:
online at $35. Information: (575) 541-2290,
Information: or on Facebook. or on Facebook.
Other performers include Cardi B, Cafe
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Here’s the Ticket Thursday, May 3.
• Sleepspent — An album release event for the
Cont’d from Page 11
El Paso band’s new EP, “It’s Better If You
Don’t Speak or Think” is Friday, May 4.
Rockpack Legends of Rock — The rock • Pink Mexico — Rock band, 9 p.m. Thursday,
tour is 8 p.m. Friday, June 15, at El Paso May 10. Tickets: $8-$10.
County Coliseum, Bobby Kimball (formerly of • Stuyedeyed — The New York rock band
Toto), Kevin Chalfant (formerly of Journey), Bill performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, May 12, with
Champlin (formerly of Chicago), and John Pilots of Venus and Cry Baby. Tickets: $8-$10.
Elefante (formerly of Kansas). Tickets: 40, $50, • Geographer — The synth pop/indie rock
$65, $80, $90, $120 and $165 (Ticketmaster). band performs 10 p.m. Saturday, May 19, with
Craig Campbell — The country music So Much Light. Tickets: $12-$15.
singer performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Saturday, • Sammy Brue — The singer, songwriter per-
June 16, at El Paso County Coliseum’s forms at 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, with guest
Pavilion. Tickets: $25-$50 (Ticketmaster). Pearl Charles. Tickets: $12-$15.
• Jo Passed — Alternative band, 9 p.m.
Glenn Miller Orchestra — The band per- Thursday, May 31.
forms many of the original arrangements of hits • A Night of Music and Comedy with Creed
by the legendary Glenn Miller at 7 p.m. Bratton (of The Office) is 10 p.m. Friday, June
Monday, June 18, at the Plaza Theatre. 1. Tickets: $25-$28.
Tickets: $46, $55 and $64 (Ticketmaster). • Night Riots — The alternative band performs
Felipe Esparza — The comedian brings his at 10 p.m. Saturday, June 2, with Courtships
popular “Bad Decisions” Tour to El Paso at 8 and Silent Rival. Tickets: $13-$15.
p.m. Friday, June 22, at the Plaza Theatre. Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information:
Tickets: $32.50 to $52.50 (Ticketmaster). 351-9909. Tickets at
Carlos Mencia — The superstar standup A May the 4th Be With You party with retro
comic performs June 28-30, at the Comic new wave synth pop DJs Lady Die and St Jack
Strip, 1201 Airway. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. is 9 p.m. Friday, May 4, in The Perch. Age 21
Thursday, and 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and and older welcome. Admission: $5.
Saturday. Tickets: $27.50 ($37.50 first 50 seats; • Hail The Sun — The progressive rock band
$47.50 VIP booths). Information: 779-LAFF performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Tickets:
(5233), or on Facebook $13-$15 ($2 minor fee).
at El Paso Comic Strip. • Slaughter to Prevail — The Russian death-
core band performs at 6 p.m. Sunday, April
29, with Defleshed and Gutted, Texas
Venues & series Gigantism, Eye of the Bermuda and Infinite
El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway. Plague. Tickets: $13.
Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and • Beach House — The dream pop band per-
9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. forms at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 8. Tickets: $28
Sunday. Tickets: $6 Thursday, $12 Friday and • Morbid Angel — The death metal band’s
Saturday; $8 Sunday, unless otherwise listed. Disdained Tour is Saturday, May 12, with
Closed May 13. Age 17 and older admitted. VIP Origin, Dreaming Dead, Hate Storm and
Booths $10 extra; available at Annihilation. Tickets: $25-$35.
Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233), • Tory Lanez — The rapper’s “Memories Don’t Die Tour” is 9 p.m. Saturday, May 19.
• April 26-29: Elliott Threatt; feature act Tickets: $25 (VIP meet and greet $100).
Bryan Dey. Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828
• May 3-6: Sean Grant; feature act Christine Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on
Medrano. Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• May 17-20: Joey Medina with feature act • Hemlock — The Las Vegas metal band’s
Kazeem Rahman. 25th anniversary tour is 7 p.m. Tuesday, May
• May 24-27: Nick Guerra with feature act 1, with SeveidmiC. All ages show. Tickets: $10.
Mike Suarez. • No Hope No Faith Tour — The metal tour
• May 31-June 3: Doug T Hypnosis Show is 9 p.m. Monday, May 14, with The Grave
Special events: Aesthetic, I-Artifact, Cloud49, Eye of the
Jess Hilarious, who has more than 3 million Bermuda and Lady Of Midday. Cost: $5, plus
Instagram followers, performs 7:30 p.m. surcharge for under 21.
Wednesday, May 2. Tickets: $20-$40. • Blacktop Mojo — The hard rock band per-
Steve Treviño, whose second special, forms at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, with
“Relatable,” is now on Netflix, performs at 7:30 Joyous Wolf and Of Limbo. Tickets: Tickets:
p.m. Thursday, and 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Friday $12 (
and Saturday, May 10-12, with feature act • 2mc4hc Tour — The rock tour is 8 p.m.
Kyle Ray. Tickets: $20- $30. Sunday, May 27, with Mugshot, Low Roads,
Club Here I Love You — 115 S. Durango. Shame Spiral and other. Tickets :$5
Most events are at 9 p.m. aTickets vary; most Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and
shows are $10-15 on Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Shows start at 8
Information: 307-7736 or on Facebook. p.m. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets
• Blue Flame — Wednesday, May 9. Tickets: through or Ticketmaster.
$5 ($8 age 18-21). Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemoun-
• BOT — Friday, May 11, with local support
from Jaycee. • Kutless — The Christian alternative band
Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. performs Friday, May 11. Tickets: $29-$89.
Surcharge for ages under 21. Tickets for most • Cirque Zuma Zuma — The America’s Got
shows are $10 in advance; $12 day of show, Talent semi-finalists, hailed as an “African
unless otherwise listed. Tickets at lowbrow- Cirque du-Solei” performs Saturday May 12. Tickets: $29-$79.
• Teenage Wrist — The L.A. alt rock trio per- • Gabriel Iglesias — The “fluffy” comedian per-
forms at 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, with forms Sunday, June 24. Tickets: $49 general
Sorrytown and Homerun Derby. $8-$10. admission.
• Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso
UFO — Japanese psychedelic rock, 9 p.m. Please see Page 13
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Here’s the Ticket May 18-19. Tickets to be announced.
Tailgate 2018 annual outdoor concert series
Cont’d from Page 11
begin at 8 p.m. on various Saturdays June 9-
Aug. 25, at the New Mexico Museum of Space
Flickinger Center for Performing Arts History. Reservations at
— 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo.
Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickinger- Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information:
• GCRMC Cancer Center Benefit Concert, (575) 336-4800 or
“Play Me: The Music of Neil Diamond,” is 7:30 Summer performances are 8 p.m., unless list-
p.m. Saturday, April 28. Tickets are $30. A ed otherwise. Pre-show buffets begin two
dinner is at 5:30 p.m.; cost is $15. hours prior to show; cost is $20.
• Jazz at the Flick featuring Mt. View and high • Ernie Haase and Signature Sound — The
school bands is 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 1. Grammy-nominated and GMA Dove Award
• Santa Fe Opera Apprentices performance is winning gospel group performs Friday, May
7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2. 25. Tickets: $39-$69.
• Imago dei Academy presents “Shakesphere” • ‘The 39 Steps’ — Wayland Baptist Theatre
at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 4. Department present the play based on Alfred
• Academy of Ballet presents Jazz and Tap Hitchcock’s 1935 spy thriller Friday, June. 1.
Time at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 12. Tickets to Tickets: $29-$39.
be announced. • Ottmar Liebert — The nuevo flamenco gui-
• Academy of Ballet presents: “A Midsummer tarist performs Sunday, June 3. Tickets: $39-
Night Dream” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $59.

USA Dance — USA Dance Las Cruces NM pictures” and refreshments. Passes are free;
Chapter #5058, hosts an afternoon dance 3:15 may be acquired through 831-7801 or
to 6 p .m. Sunday, May 6, at NMSU’s Rentfrow
Hall, 3161 Williams (at Stewart) in Las Cruces,
Contra Dance — The Southern New
with 2-step, waltz, cha cha, salsa, tango, swing,
Mexico Music and Dance Society’s contra
hustle, cumbia and more. Free dance lesson
dance is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, at
2:15 to 3 p.m. Admission: $10 ($5 members).
Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de
Information: Ellen (575) 522-1438 or
Santiago in Las Cruces. Music by the Little; or Jerry, (575) 639-
Table Contraband of Las Cruces. Caller is
3993 or
Lonnie Ludeman. The dance begins with begin-
Aerial artist Lydia Lara — Project in ners’ lessons at 7:30 p.m.; no partner or expe-
Motion, 430 North Compress in Las Cruces, rience needed. Cost: $6 ($4 youth; $15 family).
hosts performer Lydia Lara in “You Can Cut All Information: (575) 636-5509 or
The Flowers, but Spring will Still Come/Podrán
‘Center Stage’ — Olga’s Russian Ballet
Cortar Todas Las Flores, Pero No Podrán
School presents its annual performance at 6
Detener La Primavera” at 7:30 p.m. Friday
p.m. Saturday, May 19, at UTEP’s Magoffin
through Sunday, May 11-13, in Las Cruces.
Auditorium. Professional guest dancers will per-
Tickets: $10 ($8 seniors and veterans, $5 chil-
form together with students of the school.
dren under five with adult) Information: (575)
Tickets: $12, $14 and $16. Information: 408-
208-4413 or
3405 or
Lara will also host various workshops starting
The program includes ballet suites from “Don
at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, and 10 a.m.
Quixote,” “The Fairy Doll,” “Paquita,” and
Sunday, May 13. Cost per workshop: $35.
”Dying Swan,” as well as new contemporary
Lara is on the faculty at Womack and
Bowman, and the Aerial House in L.A.
Pavo Real Mother’s Day Dance — Pavo
British Ballet Academy - The academy’s Real Senior Center, 9311 Alameda, hosts its
annual recital is Saturday, May 12, at the Plaza
monthly dance 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, May 19, cel-
Theatre, featuring a variety of dance styles. For
ebrating Mother’s Day with variety music by
time and cost: 591-4472, 433-3620 or british-
Triangulo Band. Cost: $5. Information: 860-
9131 or on Facebook at Pavoreal.
Senior Prom — EPCC Senior Adult Dance Extravaganza — The Las Cruces
Program, Care 1st and WellMed host the prom
Chamber Ballet’s annual performance is 6 p.m.
for senior adults 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12,
Thursday and Friday, May 24-25, at NMSU’s
at the EPCC Administrative Service Center
Atkinson Music Recital Hall in Las Cruces.
Auditorium Bldg. A, 9050 Viscount. The event
Tickets: $15 (Ticketmaster). Information: (575)
has a 1970s theme with DJs, raffle prizes “prom
527-1893 or

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UTEP Department of Music — ( or Ticketmaster). Information:
Performances are at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. 581-5534 or on Facebook at Epopera.
Performance at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise list-
Lara Downes – El Paso Pro-Musica closes
ed. Tickets prices vary; most performances are
its season with the pianist’s “American Icons,”
$5 ($3 students/military; free for UTEP faculty,
with a special tribute to Leonard Bernstein and
students and staff).Information: 747-5606 or
his 100th birthday at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday,
May 9, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall,
• Jazz Concert is Monday, April 30.
7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at NMSU’s
• UTEP Symphony Band performs at 5 p.m.
Atkinson Recital Hall. The works come from
Tuesday, May 1.
one of her recent CD, “America Again,” where
• UTEP Symphony Band, Tuesday, May 1.
she tells musical stories of some of her fondest
• UTEP Symphony Orchestra presents “At the
memories of unforgettable modern American
Movies” Thursday, May 3. Talk at 7 p.m.
music. Tickets: $25; $20 seniors, military; $5
‘Carmina Burana’ — El Paso Choral students. Information: 747-8163 or
Society and Orchestra, conducted by Prentice
Bach’s Lunch Jr. — El Paso Pro-Musica
Loftin, presents the Carl Orff cantata, at 7:30
presents a free performance with pianist Lara
p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Abraham Chavez
Downes, at noon Thursday, May 10, the El
Theater, accompanied by the Qrquestra
Paso Museum of Art, One Art Festival Plaza,
Sinfonica de la UACJ. The concert will also
designed for ages 6 and older. Information:
include the “Carmen Suite” by Georges Bizet.
(Pro-Musica) 747-8163, (El Paso Museum of
Tickets: $10-$40 (Ticketmaster). Information:
Art), 212-3062 or
El Paso Wind Symphony — The wind
Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Tour — symphony concludes it season at 7:30 p.m.
The celebrated opera’s apprentice program
Friday, May 11, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts
performs the operetta “Trinity” commissioned
Recital Hall, featuring the winner of the School
for the opera’s 50th anniversary tour at 6 p.m.
Band Attendance Contest. Tickets: $10 ($5 stu-
Saturday, April 28, at the Ralph Edwards Civic
dents, military, seniors). Information: elpa-
Center, 400 W. 4th Street, in Truth or
Consequences, N.M. Admission is free.
Information: Sierra County Arts Council Young Musicians recital — The finalists
(SCAC), (575) 894-0615. for this year’s Young Musicians Competition
Reception follows at the Grapes Gallery, 407 will perform in recital 6 p.m. Saturday, May
Main. Admission: $10 donation. 19, at Star City Studio, 120 W. Castellano.
Admission is free; donations welcome.
‘Trinity’ – Santa Fe Opera presents the origi- Information: 449-0619 or
nal one-act opera for its spring show at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 1, at the Good Samaritan EPSYOs ‘New World Rhythms’ — El
Auditorium, 3011 Buena Vida Circle, Las Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras, directed by
Cruces. Admission is free; doors open one half James O. Welsch, performs its season finale
hour before the show. Information: concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $15 ($10 students, sen-
iors and active duty military); tickets required
‘Inspired’: EPMSF Honoree Event and for age 3 and older. information: 525-8978 or
IYL Awards — El Paso Summer Music
Festival will celebrate its 2018 honoree Cindy
Graff Cohen at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the ‘Nouveau Chamber’ — El Paso
Magic Bistro, 5034 Doniphan. The event also Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series con-
include the Instruments for Young Lives cludes its season with the musical performance
Awards (IYL). Cost: $65. Reservations: 449- featuring saxophonist Daniel Rivera and a
0619 or seven-piece string ensemble 2:30 p.m. Sunday,
This year’s instrument recipients are: Carlos May 20, at the Philanthropy Theatre (next to
Simental (Bb clarinet), a freshman at Horizon the Plaza Theatre). The pieces are influenced
High School; and Isaiah Herrera (double bass), by classical, Latin and film music, and explore
a freshman at Eastwood High School. travel and human history. Tickets: $16
(Ticketmaster). Information: 533-4020 or
LCSO with NMSU Masterworks
Chorus — Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra
closes its season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3
Patriotic Celebration Honoring Our
p.m. Sunday, May 5-6, at NMSU’s Atkinson
Armed Forces — The Bruce Nehring
Recital Hall, with a performance of Verdi’s
Singers present the pre-Memorial Day
Requiem Mass, accompanied by NMSU
Weekend concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at
Masterworks Chorus. Tickets: $35, $40 and
All Saints Episcopal Church, 3500 McRae. The
$45. Information: (575) 646-3709 or
32-member chorus will be accompanied by
Bruce Nehring, organ, and the Brass Quintet.
‘Mozart by Moonlight’— El Paso Opera Admission is free; an offering will be taken.
presents a night of opera under the stars at Information: 532-5874.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at McKelligon
‘Arts Beat” concert — EPSO’s outreach
Canyon Amphitheater. Metropolitan opera
initiative, Tocando, performs 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
tenor Brian Downen, baritone Ricardo
Thursday, May 24, at El Paso Museum of Art,
Herrera, mezzo-soprano Cherry Duke, sopra-
One Arts Festival Plaza. Third through 7th
no Kellie Rumba Rattay and the Young Artists
graders from Hart Elementary and Guillen
of El Paso Opera collaborate with conductor
Middle School will perform classical and original
Bohuslav Rattay and orchestra for a concert of
music compositions inspired by the exhibition,
arias and ensembles from various Mozart
“Papel Chicano Dos.” Information: 212-0300
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State Line Music Series — El Pasoans ‘I Write The Songs’ — Singing Out Las
Fighting Hunger and State Line Restaurant, Cruces presents its spring concert at 7 p.m.
1222 Sunland Park Drive presents the outdoor Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, June 2-3, at Peace
concert series 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays. Lutheran Church, 1702 Missouri, Las Cruces,
Admission is free; age 21 and older welcome. with songs composed and sung by Joan Baez,
All customers asked to bring non-perishable Carole King, Elton John, The Beatles, Stevie
food donation or monetary donation for El Wonder, Pink and more. A silent auction of
Jazz Unlimited Big Band — The band’s
Pasoans Fighting Hunger. Information: 581- Las Cruces UkeFest 2018 — Ukulele original arts and crafts and gifts and refresh-
14th annual concert is 7 p.m. Sunday, May 6,
3371, enthusiasts will gather in southern New Mexico ments offered at intermission. Admission is
at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 5005
• May 2: Radio La Chusma May 18-20 at the New Mexico Farm and $10; free for ages 12 and younger. Information:
Love Road. Guest vocalists, Cheryl Tomczuk
• May 9: Dusty Low Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping
and Andre Hunter join the band to present
• May 16: Alice Wallace Springs Road. Nationally known instructors will Proceeds from the event help defray expens-
swing, Latin, rock and jazz tunes. Admission is
• May 23: Zac Wilkerson teach workshops, perform a concert and lead a es for the chorus to sing at GALA (Gay and
free. Seating is limited. Information: 637-4569.
• May 30: Maddison Livingston jam session. Hosted by the Las Cruces Ukes. Lesbian Association of Choruses) International’s
• June 6: Drugstore Gypsies. Cool Canyon Nights — The 8th annual Festival registration: $135; includes catered 2020 Festival in Minneapolis, Minn.
series of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 lunch. Concert only: $15; or children’s work-
Alfresco! Fridays — The 16th season of
to 9 p.m. Thursdays, May 10-July 26 at shop only cost: $10. Online registration at
free outdoor summer concerts runs Fridays,
McKelligon Canyon, Amphitheatre, sponsored
May 4-Aug. 24 at Convention Center Plaza.
Presented by and sponsored by
by WestStar Bank. Patio performance begins at This year’s featured performers are Craig Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
6 p.m. with headliner at 7 p.m. Craft beers and Chee, Sarah Maisel, Mark Baker, Lil’ Rev, and — 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Age 18 and older wel-
FirstLight Federal Credit Union. No outside
food truck, vendors, photo booths and more Rachel Manke. Concert is 7 p.m. Friday at come. Mariachi music featured 1 to 5 p.m.
food or beverages, or pets allowed. Schedule
also offered. Admission is free but space is lim- NMSU’s Atkinson Performing Arts Center. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays.
to be announced. Information: 534-0600,
ited. Information: 544-9550 or Admission is usually free. Information: 860- or on Facebook. Euterpe — A “Casa Concert” with the fla-
VIP tickets are $10 at 7777 or
Howling Coyote Open Mic — The open • May 10: Los Arrieros menco guitar and percussion group is 7:30 p.m. Check website for schedule of tribute bands.
mic event is 7 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Center • May 18: Soul Sacrifice Saturday, May 19, at DAAC Arts & Cultural • Latin pop artists Jesse & Joy perform at 7
for Spiritual Living, 575 N. Main, on Las Cruces • May 24: Ooh Lala Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado. This group p.m. Saturday, May 5. All ages show.
Downtown Main Street. Doors open for jam • May 31: Bosse Band from El Paso/Juarez recently played at the Las • Rock band Escape the Fate performs at 8
session at 6 p.m. Free admission to participants Cruces Arts Fair. Tickets: $20 at the door or p.m. Saturday, May 19.
Hard Road Trio — The bluegrass trio per-
and audience. Information: Melody Burns (575)
525-9333 or
forms at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, at DAAC Zin Valle Free Music Sundays — Zin
Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society Valle vineyard, 7315 Hwy 28 in Canutillo (3/4
Taco bar meal available 5:30 to 7 p.m. (sug- — The society presents the Mesilla Valley
Mercado, in Las Cruces. Tickets: $20. mile north of FM 259), hosts free live music 1
gested donation $5). Swing Band at its monthly concert series 7 p.m.
Information: (575) 523-6403 or to 4 p.m. on selected Sundays. Guests may also
La Parada — The monthly grassroots event Mother’s Day Concert — El Paso Parks Sunday, May 20, at First Christian Church, enjoy wine tastings. Bring a picnic. Information:
celebrating local culture and lifestyles is the first and Recreation host a Mother’s Day perform- 1809 El Paseo in Las Cruces. The music begins 877-4544 or
Friday of the month at San Carlos Building, 501 ance 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at Eastwood after a short business meeting. Admission: $10 • May 6: Julio Ortiz
Texas.The May 4 “Fuego” event is 5 p.m. to 2 (Album) Park, with live music Los Silver. ($5 members; $1 students with ID). Coffee and • May 13: Benny Basset
a.m. featuring Frontera Bugalú, Space Captains Admission is free. Information: 212-0092 or dessert reception precedes the concert at 6:30 • May 27: Dusty Low.
Collective, Soundmindsoulutions Sms, Birth p.m. in the foyer. Information: Larry Brooks,
Defects and Gambol Music, with art by Randy (575) 640-8752 or Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino —
Songwriter Workshop with Bob The band is directed by Dr. James Helder,
Boogie. Information: 351-6023. The racetrack and casino, 1200 Futurity Dr. (at
Einweck — PMAnne Luna hosts the work- performing tunes from the Great American Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. offers
Women who Rock Cinco De Mayo — shop at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at 3051 Song Book.
Camino Real in Las Cruces. Einweck will share live entertainment at on select dates. No cover.
The 3rd annual musical celebrations are hosted
insights and ideas as well as input for songwrit- Mayor’s Jazz Fest — City of Las Cruces Information: (575) 874-5200 or Sunland-
by Alive Audio is 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 5
Parks & Recreation’s Music in the Park summer
and June 2, and Sunday, July 1, at Painted ing in a master class format. Cost: $40.
Reservations: (575) 571-5298 or chrisclark- concert series opens with the annual jazz event Free live music is 9 p.m. Fridays, featuring
Dunes Golf Course, 12000 McCombs, with live at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 27, Plaza de Las Cruces Latin and regional music; and Saturdays featur-
music from Carla Riojas, Steel Queen Band,
on Main Street, featuring headliner Grace Kelly, ing rock and pop variety, and tribute artists.
Moonar, Sayverse and the Chamanas, as well as
‘A Night in the 40s’ — Paso Del Norte saxophonist, singer and composer from Boston, Mariachi music is 5 p.m. Sundays.
a performance from Sound Stage 9 students.
Big Band, a 17-piece group, hosts 1940s style along with Las Cruces’ Oñate High School Jazz A “Serenata Para Mama” Mother’s Day cele-
Vendors, jumping balloons, food and drink
dancing and music 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, May 18 Workshop and El Paso’s Side Effects Organ bration with mariachi and a Juan Gabriel tribute
offered. Admission is free; donations of femi-
at Shundo Ballroom Dance Studio, 120 N. Trio. Admission is free; all ages welcome. No are 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday,
nine products and toiletries for the Reynolds
Paragon, Suite 201. BYOB, food and snacks. pets. Information: (575) 541-2550 or las- May 13, in the Turf Club. Tickets: $25 ($12
Home will be taken. Information: 269-9919,
Admission: $15. Information: 532-2043, 203- age 3-12).
929-9055 (Reynolds Home) or on Facebook.
7292 or on Facebook at PDNbigband.

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Tuesday through Thursday. Registration begins
May 7. Cost per camp is Cost: $40 ($35 mem-
bers), unless listed otherwise. Non-refundable
$5 deposit required. Campers should bring
Summer fun for kids their own lunch. Information: (575) 522-4100
Zoo Camp — The week-long camps for ages Registration deadline is 5 days before camp.
6 to 10 are 9 a.m. to noon Monday through • June 5-7: Farm Animal Friends is 10 a.m. to
Friday, June 4-Aug. 6, at the El Paso Zoo, noon for ages 5-8. Learn all about beef cows,
4001 E. Paisano. Cost: $110 per week; $95 zoo dairy cows, sheep, and ponies. Cost: $30 ($25
members. Information: 212-0245 or elpaso- members). This year’s camps are on • June 12-14: “Gardening Fun” is 10 a.m. to
African Painted Dogs and Amur Leopards. noon for ages 5-8.
• June 19-21: Green Thumb Greenhouse is
P3 Super Summer Kickoff — UTEP’s 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for ages 9-12 to learn
Office of Professional and Public Programs (P3) about plants, soils and gardening.
Super Summer Kickoff is April 30-May 4, • June 26-28: “Can You Dig It? 9:30 a.m. to
offering $10 off each youth camp registration 12:30 p.m. for ages 9-12. Excavate a dig site
(promo code: SKD18) or receive 10 percent looking for artifacts and explore the ways in
off on selected courses (promo code: SEB18). which archeologists learn about ancient people.
Information: 747-5142; registration at • July 17-19: “Learning about Nature” is 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for ages 8-12. Learn about
Gus & Goldie Learn to Swim — the wildlife and plants around the Museum.
Summer sessions are Monday through Cost: $35 ($30 members).
Thursday for two weeks at El Paso city pools. • July 24-26: Wool Creations is 9:30 a.m. to
Weekend sessions also offered on first come 12:30 p.m. for ages 8-12. Learn the history of
first served basis. Space is limited. Call for the Navajo Churro Sheep and find out the
schedule, cost. Information: 212-0092 or online steps in processing wool.
at Children’s College — El Paso Community
Club Rec — The City of El Paso Parks and College presents its summer classes and camps
Recreation Department two-week summer children and teens age 5-17 at the various
camps run Monday through Friday June 18- EPCC campuses. Walk-in registration available
Aug. 10 for ages 6-12. Registration begins May at any EPCC campus through June 6. Classes
7. Cost is $40 per week, per child; some schol- begin June 9. Tuition varies, depending on
arships available. Information: 544-0393 or class. Children’s classes have age requirements. Registration available at Information: 831-2089 or
any city recreation center. Young Rembrandts — The week-long
Teen Mentor 8-week program for ages 13-16 summer camps for ages 4-13 are at Westside
available at all sites. Cost: $20 per teen. Community Church, 201 Sunset. Cost: $193
Barnes & Noble Summer Reading — per week; $20 discount before May 20 (use
Kids entering grades 1-6 can earn a free book code earlysummer18 online); plus $10 discount
May 15-Sept. 3, at area Barnes & Nobles by for returning students. Information: 234-2248
reading books and completing a journal about or youngrembrandts.
the books they’ve read. Forms available at bar- • June 11-15: Cooking and Baking • June 18-22: STEAMin UP Summer
• July 23-July 27: Pastel workshop: Colorful
Insights Summer Camps — Insights hosts Critters
hands-on experimental STEAM summer camp • July 30-Aug. 3: Pastel Workshop: World Of
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays for Dinosaurs.
grades 4-8 at UTEP. Cost: $100 per week.
Information: or 534-0000. UTEP ‘The Talk of Texas’ Debate
camp — UTEP Forensics Program hosts a
Project in Motion ‘Circus Camp’ — The summer Speech and Debate Camp for middle
Las Cruces-based aerial dance performance and high school students is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
company host weeklong classes during the Monday through Friday, June 25-29, on the
summer months. Hours are 7 to 8 p.m. for age UTEP campus, with five groups taught by
8-15. Adult camps are 8 to 9 p.m. for adults experienced educators and former speech
Mondays through Friday. Registration per champions. Cost: $100. Information, registra-
week: $40. Information: tion:
‘Rocketeer Academy’ — The New Candlelighters Camp volunteers —
Mexico Museum of Space History in Candlelighters of West Texas/Southern New
Alamogordo’s week-long science camps run Mexico seeks volunteer counselors for its sum-
June 4-July 27 forgrades K-9. Camps are 9 mer camps near Cloudcroft, N.M. No experi-
a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and ince needed. Camp dates are June 26-July 2
9 a.m. to noon Friday. Cost per week: $150- for Camp Bravo (siblings of a brother or sister
$280, depending on program. No camps week with cancer) and July 7-13 for Camp
of July 4. Information: (575) 437-2840, 1-877- Courageous (cancer patients). Information:
333-6589. Forms at 544-2222 or
UTEP Theatre Summer Camps — Black Range Horsemanship Camp —
Information: 747-5146 or The camp is July 8-21 in Winston, N.M., in the Cuchillo Mountains, open to boys and girls ages
• Acting Camp is June 4-22 for ages 7-18. 8 to 16 of all riding levels. Activities include
Cost: $250. horseback riding, arts and crafts, rifle shooting,
• Technical Theatre Camp is June 25-July 1 archery, a cattle drive and branding, drama,
for ages 14-17. Cost: $125. skits and dancing, and field trip. Campers may
• Dance Camp is July 9-20 for ages 3-11. bring their own horses. Cost: $900; $100
Cost: $190. deposit required. Discounts offered for return-
Farm & Ranch Summer Camps — The ing campers and families with two or more
Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 campers. Half sessions are July 8-14 or July
Dripping Springs, Las Cruces, hosts camps and 15-21. Cost: $500. Information: (575) 743-
classes for kids June 5-July 26. Classes are 1602, (575)740-1778 or on Facebook.

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El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA Sports Complex/Dry Canyon, Alamogordo. Call
baseball team plays at Southwest University for details: 1-800-826-0294 (Alamogordo
Park in Downtown El Paso.Tickets: $11-$30. Chamber of Commerce) or
Information: 533-BASE or
Basketball shooting camp — Top shoot-
Gamesis 6:35 p.m. weeknights (through May);
ing coaches Dave Hopla and Mike Evans will
7:05 Friday-Saturday and 6:05 p.m. Sunday.
lead camps for boys and girls in grades 4-12
• April 30-May 3: Reno Aces. Dri-fit shirt
Friday through Sunday, June 1-3, at El Paso
giveaway Tuesday. Wednesday 11:05 a.m.
High School. Several sessions available. Cost is
• May 8-11: Tacoma Rainiers.
$60. Register at
• May 17-20: Fresno Grizzlies.
or call 491-0268.
• May 30-June 3: Sacramento River Cats.
El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame — The Bicycling
Prices Give Em Five Hall of Fame Banquet is 6
p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at Sunland Park El Paso Bike Month — In celebration of
Racetrack and Casino. Information: elpasoath- May as National Bike Month, a variety of rides will be offered throughout the month for riders
of all levels. All rides are free and open to the
La Muerte de Las Cruces — Las Cruces’ public. Information: or
Women’s Football Alliance’s home games are
epbikemonth on Facebook. Events begin at San
at the LCPS “Field of Dreams,” 2501 Tashiro.
Jacinto Plaza unless listed otherwise.
The team is part of the WFA’s Mountain
• Bike Mechanics Class 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays
Conference. Tickets: $5 ($3 children).
at The Bicycle Company, 3434 N. Mesa.
Information: (575) 639-0750, or
• Zombie Bike Month ride is 6-7 p.m. Monday,
on Facebook at La MuerteDeLas Cruces.
April 30. Zombie Poker Ride is 7 p.m.
• May 5: Santa Fe Dukes
Monday, May 7. Zombie Alley Cat ride is 8
• May 12: Utah Blitz.
p.m. Monday, May 14. Zombie Ride is 8 p.m.
Borderland Roller Derby — The next Monday, May 21.
bout for the former “Sun City Roller Girls” is 6 • Star Wars Ride & Cumbia After Party is 7-11
p.m. Sunday, May 27, El Paso County p.m. Friday, May 4.
Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. Paisano, fea- • Cinco de Mayo, 6-7 p.m. Saturday, May 5.
turing the Las Viudas Negras vs. Las Diablas. • Mural Downtown Cruise is Sunday, May 6.
Tickets: $10; ($7 with valid military ID; $1 for Meet at 4 p.m. Ride leaves at 4:30.
ages 10 and younger; or $8 each for pack of • Disco Ride, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12.
six) at Information:
Tour of El Paso — EP Cyclists’ 5th annual or on Facebook.
races are Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6.
Orange Fever Fiesta — The Miner Athletic Criterium events are 7 a.m. to noon Saturday
Club’s annual fundraiser for UTEP student-ath- on Global Reach. Time Trials begin are 3-6
lete scholarships is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 18, p.m. Saturday at McKelligon Canyon.
at Grace Gardens, 6701 Westside Drive. Join Road Races of 35, 50, 65 and 72 miles begin 7
UTEP coaches, student-athletes and supporters a.m. Sunday at Cattleman’s in Fabens.
for this an evening of food, drinks, live music Registration at; closes May 4.
and live and silent auctions. Tickets: $100.
El Paso Bicycle Club — All rides are free
Information: 747-8759,
and open to the public; helmets required.
Ruidoso Downs Horse Racing — Information: Ride
Ruidoso Downs, N.M. Live racing runs schedule at
Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day Repeat riders are encouraged to join at elpaso-
weekend. Information: (575) 378-4431 or Wednesday night rides, a tradition for over 25
years, are leaderless rides of 18-22 miles. Most
Also riders begin about 5:45-6 p.m. from Rio Plaza,
6205 Upper Valley Rd (at Artcraft). Park on dirt
El Paso Senior Games — City of El Paso shoulder across from shopping center.
Parks and Recreation Department’s 36th annual
games for those age 50 and older run through
May 19 at various locations. Information, regis- Golf
tration: 503-6544 or
PGA Junior Golf League — First Tee of
• Cycling is 7 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at
Greater El Paso seeks players age 8-13 for the
Ascarate Park.
summer PGA Jr. League Team. PPractices
• Track and Field is 8 a.m. Saturday, May 19,
begin in May. Fee: $200:
at Montwood High School, 12000 Montwood.
ter. Information: 252-6511.
The awards banquet is 6 p.m. Wednesday,
May 23, at Hilos de Plata Senior Center, 4451 Girls Golf — First Tee of Greater El Paso’s
Delta. Cost: $8 (RSVP). next LPGA/USGA golf events for girls ages 7-
17are 10 a.m. to noon Friday, May 19 (location
Pecos League baseball — The New TBA), and Saturday, June 2, at Ascarate Golf
Mexico and West Texas league season runs
Course, 6900 Delta. Participation is free.
May 18-July 26. Full schedule:
Information: Area teams:
Alpine Cowboys (;
White Sands Pupfish ( Ronald McDonald House Golf
and Ruidoso Osos ( Tournament — The Ronald McDonald
House of El Paso will host its 26th annual tour-
Memorial Day Hang-Gliding Fly-In - Rio nament beginning with a shotgun start at 12:30
Grand Soaring Association’s 35th annual fly-in is
Friday through Sunday, May 25-27, at Griggs
Please see Page 18
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Sports Golf Course, 6900 Delta. Championship and May 19, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Free Winery, 4201 Hwy 28 in La Union, N.M. with
senior championship, as well as ladies division, use of poles for all registered kids. Information: 5K run at 5:30 p.m. and 1K tasting walk at 7
Cont’d from Page 17
flighted men’s divisions and a junior division fea- 478-0406 or on Facebook at officialascarate- p.m. with four wine stations. Gates open at
tured. Information: 772-7381 or fishingclub. 3:30 p.m. Cost: $50 starting April 24; $50 for
p.m. Monday, May 21, at Coronado Country
each event; $75 for both (may be higher on
Club. Registration: $250. Event time, informa- JackPot Ranch Sorting Open — Lower
Recreational sports
race day). Parking is $10. All runners must be
tion: 542-1522, or on Facebook. Valley Horseman’s Association hosts the first in
21 or older. Information: elpaso@wick-
Dinner and auction is 6 p.m. Sunday, May 20, a series of four events at 10 a.m. Saturday, May
Special Olympics Spring Games — The Registration at wicked-
at Coronado Country Club. Dress is tropical or 19, at Lower Valley Coliseum, 894 S. Horizon
Area 19 2018 Spring Games’ main events begin
casual chic. Tickets: $50 ($500 table). in Socorro. Spectator admission is free.
at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at Burges High Awards offered for top finishers as well as for
Information: 852-1884,
Edwards-Zuloaga Golf Championship School, 7800 Edgemere. Events include basket-
Event held in conjunction with the annual Pod
most outrageous costume.
— The 70th annual championship golf event is ball, track and field, motor activities. The
of the Pass Chili Cookoff, Tradin’ Days and
Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27, at Ascarate “Athlete Village” will feature different games, Fallen Officer Memorial Run — El Paso
Equine Expo 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the stables.
music and entertainment. Admission is free. Municipal Officers Association’s 5th annual 10K
Information: 533-8229, or on
Facebook at Special Olympics Texas - Greater
Motor sports and 5K runs and 1-mile walk in memory of
Officer Norman Montion and 03 other fallen
El Paso Area. Arroyo Seco Raceway — The Southern heroes is 8 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Fountains
Opening Ceremonies are 6:25 p.m. Friday, New Mexico track is located off Hwy 549, off at Farah, 8889 Gateway West. Race day regis-
May 4, at Burges High School, 7800 Edgemere. I-10 at the Akela exit. Information: (575) 494- tration and packet pick-up is 7 to 7:45 a.m.
A Victory Dance follows. 4794 or Cost: $25; $30 on race day. Discount for teams
ASMA Track Days are May 5 and 12. of 15 or more. Information: Mike Coulter, 274-
Greater El Paso Tennis Association —
ASMA Roadracing is May 5-6 and June 2-3. 5222 or
Information on upcoming leagues and tourna-
Drag Racing is Saturday and Sunday, May 19- Registration at
ments at or Facebook
20, and June 9-10 (tentative). Packet pick-up is 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday and
at GEPTA. Information: 532-5524. Tournament
noon to 5 p.m. Friday, May 17-18, at Tropical
registration (enter ID#). Southern New Mexico Speedway — 11 Smoothie Cafe, in the Fountains at Farah.
Star Spangled Banner 10 & Under and Juniors miles west of Las Cruces exit 132, off I-10.
Super Set is Saturday, May 5, at El Paso Gates open at 5 p.m.; racing at 7:45 p.m.
Country Club.
Carrera por un Corazon de Niño —
General admission: $12; free for age 10 and
The 5K competitive run and 1 mile run walk is
younger; $30 family pack; $35 pit passes.
Gus Macker Basketball Tournament - 8 a.m. Sunday, May 20, at Union Park plaza,
Information: (575) 524-7913,
The annual 3-on-3 tournament is held through- 117 Anthony. Registration begins at 7 a.m. or on Facebook.
out the county. Information: Cost: $20 by May 18; $25 after. Registration:
Cinco de Mayo Night is Saturday, May 5.
Southern New Mexico events: Information:
Salute to Indy event and races are Saturday
• Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6, Field of
and Sunday, May 26-27.
Dreams, 2501 Tashiro, Las Cruces. Proceeds go towards cardiovascular opera-
Practice is 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday. Gates open
• Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3, in Mescalero, tions and procedures for congenital heart disor-
at 5 p.m. Pit passes: $25.
N.M. ders of children in Juarez.
Kids’ Fishing Derby — Ascarate Fishing Vision Unlimited 8K — The 8K, 5K run
Club hosts it quarterly free fishing event for
Running events and 1-mile run/walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, May
ages 3-16 kids 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, 26, at Ascarate Park. Information: Chris
Knights 5K4PK — The 7th annual competi- Rowley, 478-5663; register at raceadventure-
tive 5K Run and 1- mile castle walk is 8 a.m.
Saturday, May 5, at Hanks High School, 2001
Lee Trevino (parking lot near softball field on
Lee and Beulah Moor Walk/Run for
Anise). The event is in remembrance of Danny
Families in Crisis — The Lee and Beulah
Pecquete to benefit Rio Grande Cancer
Moor Children’s Home hosts the 16th annual
Foundation. Registration: $20 in advance; $25
5K competitive race and 1-mile fun walk at 8
on race day. Information: 881-4590.
a.m. Saturday, June 2, at Sunland Park
Registration at
Racetrack and Casino. Race-day registration
Cantina 10K — The 4th annual Marks begins at 6:45 a.m. Cost (by May 18): $18 ($20
Cantina 10K run and 2K walk benefiting the after May 18); $15 military/student teams of 10
Archer House is 6 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at in or more ($18 after May 18); $25 on race day).
the Rudolph Plaza Shopping Center, 3233 N. Online registration at raceadventuresunlimit-
Mesa. Cost: $30 through May 3; $35 May 4-5. Information: 544-8777 or
Chili cook-off will also be held. Registration: Information: Run Through the Clouds 10K —
Chris Rowley, 478 5663. Cloudcroft Runners host the 10k run/walk and
1-mile Kids Dash benefiting Cloudcroft School
Braden Aboud Memorial Run — The
Tutoring Program Saturday, June 2, starting at
12th annual 5K run and 5K/1-mile fun run/walk
Zenith Park in Cloudcroft. Kids Dash starts at 8
benefiting the Braden Aboud Memorial
a.m. and 10K at 8:30 a.m. Refreshments at fin-
Foundation begin at 8 a.m. Sunday, May 6, at
ish line. Cost: $30; $35 on race day; ($10 kids
5265 Roxbury (parking lot of Zach White
dash for age 9 and younger; $15 on race day).
Elementary), with multiple vendors, music,
Information: (575) 430-7634. Registration (by
inflatable attractions, dog adoptions, and more
May 31) at
at the race site. Registration: $20 ($10 19 and
younger). No race day registration for competi- Sun City Splash & Dash — Race El Paso’s
tive run. Information: 833-0393 or braden- new youth swim-run event for ages 7 to 15 is 7:30 a.m., Saturday, June 2, at Ascarate Pool
Registration at and Park, 6900 Delta. Family pool party follows
event. Entry fee: $25. Ascarate Park entry fee is
Cloudcroft Ultra 53K and 9.5-miler —
$2 per vehicle. Information: 256-1765. Register
The long-distance trail run is Saturday, May 12,
at Zenith Park Pavilion in Cloudcroft, N.M. The
53K begins at 7 a.m. and 9.5 miler at 7:30 a.m.
Both races are an out-and-back on the Rim Mission Valley Duathlon — Race El Paso’s
Trail (T105). Registration: $45 per event. USAT-sanctioned 5K run/20K bike/5K run at 7
Proceeds benefit the Cloudcroft Runners and a.m. Sunday, June 24, at Tigua Recreation &
Cloudcroft High School Cross Country Team. Wellness Center, 11200 Santos Sanchez.
Registration: Registration (through April 30): $60 individual
duathlon; $45 two person relay; $30 three per-
Wicked Wine Run — The 5K run and 1K son relay; $30 5K. Information: 256-1765.
Tasting Walk is Saturday, May 12, at La Viña Registration at

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l Paso will host two of the biggest support to make their events happen. In the during the daytime hours, many teenagers ics of the show. For example, will a show
performing arts events of the year at case of Neon Desert’s success, Paul said flock to the electronic dance music and generate enough ticket sales to cover the
the end of this month: the Neon they realized from the beginning growth hip-hop acts, Paul said, and adults have cost of bringing in a particular show?
Desert Music Festival May 26-27 and the and progress in developing a name and also found acts they want to see, like alter- Most of the touring events are from acts
12-day run of “The Lion King.” Such reputation takes time. native rockers Third Eye Blind in this contacting them looking for a suitable
mega-events might have been unimagin- “We’ve been very diligent to not grow year’s lineup. venue so they can add an El Paso date to
able a few years ago, but thanks to the too big too fast, and to let the people of El Paul said his personal “pipe dream” for their tour schedule.
growing reputation of the Sun City as a Paso and Juárez dictate what they want performers that would be perfect for the “The majority of our shows now are peo-
market for big shows and its improved this festival to be,” he said. festival would be acts like indie rockers ple coming to us, but we do some active
venues, El Paso is enjoying more and bet- Planning what and who will be part of the Strokes, or world beat artist with outreach on our own as well,” Crowe said,
ter known touring acts than ever before. the festival requires good business sense, French and Spanish heritage Manu Chao. and added the success of the shows that
None of these acts, however, just happen Paul said. Create a reasonable budget and The reputation of the festival also makes come to the area, as well as the variety of
by themselves. El Paso’s prolific promot- stick to it, and as the festival grows so can attracting talent easier. venues, are some of the best ways of sell-
ers are hard at work bringing in touring the amount that can be spent on acts. He “I do know agents now who reach out to ing El Paso to future acts.
bands and musicians of all genres, speak- said music booker Lucas Conder and oth- us,” Paul said. “That wasn’t something that “El Paso has a great geographic location,
ers, comedians, and Broadway shows. ers have done a great job creating a lineup was happening in year one.” and a lot of acts that are passing through
They range from festival organizers to of national acts and locals. But success doesn’t make the festival here along 1-10 and I-25 are seeing rea-
managers of the city’s largest venues, as “We want (audiences) to feel like they are easy by any means, he added. sons to stop,” he said.
well as smaller clubs that also are enjoying in the El Paso area,” he said, noting the “Putting on the festival every year is This is one of the reasons Crowe said
a surge of touring shows. vast amount of local talent there is to tap quite an accomplishment,” Paul said, refer- they want to make sure every act or event
El Paso Scene talked to a few of them to into. “El Paso is a really smart artist com- ring to all the “pieces of the puzzle” they create in the area is a good experience
find out what are the keys to success in munity. There is just a great amount of tal- involved in the event. “Slow and steady for everyone.
bringing these shows to the community. ent and culture here.” wins the race. Here we are nearly ten years “It is important for us to do well today, so
Paul noted that their Silent Disco lineup later and this is the most amazing thing we can sell shows that come tomorrow,”
is almost 100 percent local performers. I’ve ever been involved in.” he said.
Neon Desert Live performances are only one part of Some of the most successful shows El
Neon Desert, Paul added. “Yes, it’s a Paso Live has are part of the Broadway in
One of the top success stories of the past
El Paso Live
music festival, but at the end of the day it El Paso Series that El Paso Live presents
decade has been the Neon Desert Music El Paso Live General Manager Bryan
is so much more. There’s food trucks, a in partnership with Chicago-based Jam
Festival in Downtown El Paso, which has Crowe said the number of shows coming
skate park, lucha libre, and we have artists Theatricals.
grown from a one-day event in 2009 with to El Paso has definitely increased, and El
painting these incredible murals. What In particular, El Paso audiences have
just a few performers to more than 30 acts Paso Live is lucky to have places to suit
we’re trying to cultivate is the experience.” shown their enthusiasm and support for
over two days on Memorial Day weekend. nearly everyone.
The success of the Neon Desert experi- high-end productions with extended per-
The spring festival was created by Brian “We’ve been very fortunate we have a
ence leads to a great word-of-mouth repu- formance dates, such as “Wicked”, “Book
Chavez, Zach Paul and Gina Martinez of number of venues of different sizes,”
tation, which Paul said that can be better of Mormon” and “Phantom of the Opera.”
El Paso and Austin-based Splendid Sun Crowe said, adding the venues range from
than any advertising. The long-anticipated El Paso premier of
Productions. This year’s event, set for May less than 200 seats with the Philanthropy
It’s one thing if you see a flyer on a street “Disney’s the Lion King” will play at the
26-27, features headliners like Martin Theatre to large capacity shows like
corner, but it’s another when you have a Plaza May 30-June 10.
Garrix, At the Drive In (formed in El Abraham Chavez Theatre or the Plaza
friend say, ‘You really need to see this,’” he Those successes mean even more El Paso
Paso), Gucci Mane and Dillon Francis. Theatre, all on the same Downtown block.
said. “You really take that to heart.” premieres for the upcoming 15th anniver-
“If you look at the lineups over the years El Paso Live also oversees events at the
Some of the biggest Neon Desert fans are sary season, including “Kinky Boots,”
you can really see how it has grown,” Paul El Paso Convention Center, McKelligon
the performers themselves, he said. “A lot “Finding Neverland,” and “Something
said of the festival now celebrating its 9th Canyon Amphitheatre and Cohen Stadium.
of the artists are not only impressed with Rotten.”
year. Last year’s event brought in audi- “We have so much going on now,”
the festival atmosphere and the Downtown Crowe said both Abraham Chavez and
ences of around 40,000 each day.” Crowe said. “It is not uncommon now to
area, but also how amazing and into it the Plaza Theatre are listed among the top 200
Unlike larger, nationally known festivals have several events going on at the same
audience is,” he said. performance venues in the world, accord-
like Lollapalooza or Coachella that have time Downtown.”
The best way to assure good word of ing the Pollstar, with the Plaza in the top
big-name backers like Live Nation or oth- Crowe said there are several factors they
mouth is to put on a good show, as well as 100 at 81.
ers, smaller festivals must rely on factors need to consider when booking a show
a lineup that appeals to a diverse crowd.
like sponsors, ticket sales and volunteer from the size of the venue to the econom-
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Venues the right venue for someone, they are more
than happy to recommend another location
Cont’d from Page 19 in El Paso or Las Cruces. Every successful
performance in the area benefits the repu-
“This listing is very good thing for us tation of the entire community. A success-
having not one, but two venues listed that ful show at the Plaza may help the
high,” Crowe said. “Plus our audiences are Coliseum, or even Speaking Rock. A suc-
very supportive, and have such a great cessful show at the Don Haskins Center in
time at the shows.” El Paso may benefit the Pan American or
“El Pasoans are buying more tickets, and Rio Grande Theatre in Las Cruces. When a
that means more shows,” Crowe said. “A performer remembers a show in a certain
lot of performers are surprised by how city, others will look to perform in the
well they do here and they want to come area, and the more venues available to suit
back.” different needs, genres and audience sizes,
the better.
County Coliseum “If they do well,” he said of the area’s
other venues, “we all do well.”
Most successful promoters and venues in
the area realize healthy competition is a Tricky Falls
good thing, because when one venue does
well, whether it is the Coliseum or the The increase in attention from touring
Plaza, it benefits all the others. . performers isn’t just toward the arenas and
Sports Commission CEO Brian Kennedy, stadiums, in its welcoming and growing
who is also facility director for El Paso night club scene.
County Coliseum, said around 100 live Performance spaces and stages such as
shows come through the Coliseum each Tricky Falls and its adjoining venue, The
year. While the needs of each performer or Perch, and Lowbrow Palace host musical
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the venue, Kennedy said, but at the same served as Special Events Coordinator for
time many acts and agents approach them. New Mexico State University. She said the
“Ariana Grande is one example,” primary factor in bringing in an act is
Kennedy said. “She could play anywhere making sure it is financially doable.
she wanted in this town, but she chose the “Obviously, the biggest concern is
Coliseum, because she heard it was like a money,” she said. “Do we think we will
‘rite of passage’ to play here.” break even on a show, the old ‘expenses-
Performers want more than just a venue versus-projected attendance’ formula.”
that’s the right size, he added. They want a This doesn’t mean venues won’t take the
place that has the right atmosphere that fits occasional risk of bringing in a good show.
their personality. Pop-punk legends Green “Sometimes when we are fans, we just
Day kicked off their recent tour at the throw the formula out the window, run
Coliseum in March 2017, and arrived a with it, and hope for the best,” Welch said.
couple of days early just so they could get Another major concern is whether a pro-
a feel for the place and fine tune their own duction will fit in the building, she said.
performance. Being able to work with per- For Tricky Falls, there are varying audi-
formers in this way is one of the aspects of ence capacities they can work with, from
being a successful promoter. 200 in The Perch, 350 front-of-house
“We have gotten the reputation of the downstairs in Tricky, 850 to 1,000 total
venue that not only works well for the per- downstairs in Tricky to a combined 1,500
formance, but will work well with the you full housey. Audience capacity isn’t the
while you are here,” he said. Sometimes only “size concern,” said added. There are
the fit becomes a long-lasting relationship. also issues of how well it will accommo-
Disney On Ice has had such success with date the act itself.
the Coliseum that they have already “Tricky Falls seems large, but it is a his-
booked their annual stops at the Coliseum toric building (designed in 1914 by Henry
through 2020. Trost) that was constructed before modern
“We’re just the right size and type for day touring productions,” Welch said.
them,” Kennedy said. “The know that “Because of this, we lack many of the
when they come here they are going to do amenities, including private dressing
well.” rooms, production offices, catering rooms,
Likewise, champion bullrider Tuff and the like, that many venues of our size
Hedeman, an El Paso native, hosts his do have available.”
annual West Texas Shootout bullriding In addition, the stage was configured
competition at the Coliseum each year. more for film than live acts, so too big a
“Some performers just really prefer us,” set up with lots of equipment won’t work.
he said. “This is pretty much a home base “In fact, we are not able to get some
for (Latin pop star) Chayanne, and Pepe stage sets in the doors because they are too
Aguilar always performs here.” large,” she said, “and that has sadly meant
Kennedy said he knows the importance being unable to book some concerts that
of bringing performers into the area, not we really wanted.”
just into the Coliseum, and if they aren’t
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Venues one from up-and-coming performers to artist and agents, but now it is primarily years of booking acts, they have brought in
established veteran acts, there are always them reaching out to him when tours are more than 1,800 touring performers, with
Cont’d from Page 20 those dream acts Welch would love to see being booked. In addition, artists who at least 52 a year for regular weekly
at the venue. come to El Paso often look forward to a shows, plus special one-or two night
Tricky Falls is still able to bring in a “I’d like a club date for Godspeed You! return engagement. engagements from better known names.
diverse group of performers, and actively Black Emperor, Father John Misty, PJ Some artist know they have a huge fol- “Arguably, over the years we’ve brought
seeks out performers while having agents Harvey, Grimes, the Residents, M.I.A… lowing in El Paso and want to make it a in more nationally touring acts than any
contacting them on a regular basis. .this could be a really long list,” Welch priority to have a show there,” Chavez other venue in El Paso,” Reed said.
“It varies,” she said, “lots of agents email said, “or any El Paso play for Nick Cave said. “Most artists that play in El Paso usu- Reed gets continual contacts from agen-
us regularly, but if an artist that we are and the Bad Seeds, Florence + the ally want to return due to how amazing the cies looking for venues for their acts, as
interested in is putting out new music, that Machine, or Björk, please!” crowds are. The energy at shows in El well as recommendations and referrals
generally means that a tour is in the offing Welch said to assure area residents have a Paso may be the best anywhere. Artists from other comedians.
so we usually reach out in advance. The desirable choice of music, Tricky Falls constantly make that comment.” “Comics from all over know about us,” he
upside is that you get into the mix early for also works with outside promoters to bring Chavez said the increase in artists coming said. “We aren’t the oldest club in the coun-
a tour – the downside is that the agent quite a few shows, including AEG, C3, through the area, both for the first time and try, but we’ve been at it for 32 years, and
knows you are interested which might Splendid Sun, SMG, TooZany, J & K for return shows, comes down to “consis- that’s almost unheard of in this business.”
mean paying more for a guarantee.” Present, Pony Productions, and many other tency,” something he makes sure to main- One of the keys to success is knowing
Audience response is always the biggest local and national promoters. tain at Lowbrow. what plays well in El Paso, and what
draw for any touring act. “It is a combination of artists knowing makes local audiences laugh.
“I think that most artists that are success- Lowbrow Palace there is a good venue where they can per- “It’s a mix of things, but generally audi-
ful in El Paso return because El Paso audi- form every time, knowing there going to ences here like the acts with high energy,”
ences are some of the most dedicated in Splendid Sun Productions, the force
be a good audience for them to perform to, Reed said. “They also like to see names
the world, which artists frequently make behind Neon Desert, opened Lowbrow
and being able to be consistent about it,” with an established brand.”
note of,” Welch said. Palace on Robinson, near Kern Place’s
he said. “We have tried to build that over Many well-known comics have per-
Welch said having more venues of differ- busy Cincinnati Street in 2011.
the years, and the more consistent we can formed on the Comic Strip’s stage and
ent sizes has helped the market. Splendid Sun co-founder Brian Chavez
be, the more artists we can get who want Reed said he is always looking to bring in
“Artists can start their careers in a small- agreed with other venue managers that
to come to El Paso.” new acts to the area. He is hoping book TJ
er venue, and then grow up to the largest budget, capacity and scheduling dates are
Chavez said there are still tons of artists Miller soon, as well as bring back Craig
venues in the market as their careers take the keys to booking any performer.
he would love to see perform at Lowbrow, Robinson, who performed at the Comic
off,” she said, adding catching an act earli- “Budget, to make sure you can afford to
but is also very happy with the many Strip before he became a major player on
er in their career is also beneficial. “It is bring the artist you are bringing into the
artists who could easily fill larger venues, the comedy scene. Reed said he would
much more difficult to entice an artist to market,” Chavez said. “Some artists don’t
but still choose Lowbrow for a show. love to see Margaret Cho play at the club
play here when they are already hot if they always work for every market.”
“It is amazing when there are artists who as well.
have no history in the market.” Placing an artist in the right size room,
have gotten so big that they have no busi- Like the audiences for musical acts, Reed
She said festivals like Neon Desert, Sun one not too big or too small is next, and
ness performing at a venue the size of said he has almost never had a bad experi-
City Music Festival, and TrapFest also finally what is the best time of year for an
Lowbrow,” he said, “but they still do.” ence regarding a comedian, and many
bring in multiple artists and expose them artist to play. “Are there other events or
want to return once they perform in El
to the market, which often leads to return holidays happening at that time?” are typi- The Comic Strip Paso.
plays when the artists are scheduling their cal questions to deal with, he said.
“Paul Rodriguez told me he will never
individual tours. Chavez said when Lowbrow first started Bart Reed, owner and founder of El Paso
not return to El Paso,” Reed said. “He
Although Tricky Falls has hosted every- booking acts, it was him reaching out to Comic Strip Night Club, said in his 32
loves performing here so much.”

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El Paso Zoo — 4001 E. Paisano. Zoo a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Friday, and
Entrance hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed
Zoo admission is $12 ($9 ages 60 and older and Tuesdays. Admission: $2 (free for members);
active military; $7.50 ages 3 to 12; and free for $1 children. Information: 584-0563, keystone-
ages 2 and under. Information: 212-0966, elpa-, or on Facebook at ElPasoZoo.
Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic
• May the Fourth by With Zoo Star Wars event
NM Rails-To-Trails Association — The El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society Site — Ranch Road 2775 off U.S. 62/180
is 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 4, with costume
association hosts its annual meeting at 2 p.m. — The society’s general meeting is 7 p.m. (Montana Ave.).Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
contest, music and more.
Saturday, May 5, at The Lodge in Cloudcroft. Monday, May 21, at UTEP’s Centennial Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Hear Me Roar LGBTQ community event is 6
Doors open at 1 p.m. Guest speaker is Mark H Museum, 500 W. University. Rio Bosque Friday through Sunday. Admission: $7 (free for
to 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, with live
Gutzman, Forest archaeologist for the Lincoln Wetlands Park Manager John Sproul from children 12 and younger). Admission including
entertainment. Tickets: $15 ( $5 ate 3-12; free
National Forest. Information: (575) 434-1949 UTEP’s Center for Environmental Resource tours or hikes is $9 (13 and over); $2 (ages 5-
for age 2 and younger)
or Management will talk about current and future 12). Information: 857-1135, ext. 0, or texas-
• Reptilia event celebrating creepy, crawly
changes in the park. Information: Scott, 581-
friends is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and DinoTracks Tour — Insights Science
Sunday, June 2-3. 6071 or White Sands National Monument —
Center host its monthly 3-mile DinoTracks
Field trips are open to the public. Information: The glistening gypsum dunes are about 15 miles
Natural History Outings — Southwest tour 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, May 6, at Mt.
Mark Perkins, 637-3521 or trans-pecos- southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70.
Environmental Center of Las Cruces offers Cristo Rey in Sunland Park, open to the general A Memorial Day Weekend trip Visitor Center hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“Back by Noon” Saturday field trips departing public. Cost: $15 per person; available at
to Sierra Vista, Ariz. is May 25-28, to see hum- through May 26; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 27-Sept.
from the center at 275 Downtown Mall, Las eventbrite. Information: 534-0000 or insightsel-
mingbirds, owls, Elegant Trogons and other 15. Park hours are 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Cruces. Hikes are free, and open to the public, Upcoming tours are June 3 and July 1.
specialties of Southeast Arizona. through May 26; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 27-Sept.
but space is limited and advance registration Wyler Aerial Tramway — 1700 McKinley. National Trails Day Poker Hike — New 15. Last entrance is one hour before park clos-
required; registration opens three weeks Hikes are free; one-way optional tramway rides
Mexico Rails-To-Trails will host is free, family- es. Entrance fee: $5 age 16 and older. Free for
before each hike. Some minor fees may apply. down the mountain are $4 ($2 children); bring
friendly public poker hike celebrating National children. Information: (575) 479-6124, ext. 236
Information, reservations: (575) 522-5552. exact change. Information: 562-9899 or 566-
Trail Day Saturday, June 2, starting at the or (575) 679-2599, ext. 232;
Hike details available at 6622. Hikes begin at the Directisimo trailhead.
Trestle Recreation Area Trails and ending at Sunset strolls offered one hour before sunset.
• May 5: Close Look at Burrowing Owls, 7 Hikes are strenuous hikes, not recommended
the Bonnie Brooks cabin, where prize will be Ranger-guided Lake Lucero Tour is offered
a.m. Easy. for first-time hikers. Bring water, sturdy shoes,
awarded. Hikers will get to view Trestle A249 the last weekend of the month. Program fee is
• May 12: Valles Canyon, 7:30 a.m. Moderate weather appropriate clothing.
on the Brooks property, the area’s newest $8 ($4 age 15 and younger). Check website or
to strenuous. A Women-Only Hike is 7 a.m. Sunday, May
National Historic Site, now undergoing restora- call for details; reservations required, available
Birdathon — The El Paso/Trans-Pecos 6, up Ranger Peak. one month prior to tour.
tion. Information, times: (575) 434-1949 or
Audubon Society sponsors its annual weekend Last Sunday Hike is 7 a.m. Sunday, May 27. Full Moon Hike is 7:45 p.m. Monday, May 28.
of birding and fundraising Saturday and Sunday, TecH2O WaterSmart Landscapes Reservations required, starting one month in
May 5-6. The event benefits chapter opera- Municipal Rose Garden — The garden at advance; online only. Cost: $8; $4 age 15 and
Series — El Paso Water’s TecH2O Center, 3418 Aurora (at Copia) is open 8 a.m. to 6
tions, Rio Bosque Wetlands park, Audubon 10751 Montana, hosts “Efficient Irrigation,” 11 young, plus monument entrance fees.
Texas and El Paso area Wildlife Rehabilitators. p.m. dailys. Admission is free. Information: 212- The first Full Moon Night of the season is 8
a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, as Part 4 of
Volunteers raise money by collecting pledges 0092 or p.m. Tuesday, May 29. Call for program.
its seven-part series on the “Seven Principles of
for each species spotted during the two days. Franklin Mountains State Park — Most
Water Efficient Landscapes.” Information: 621- Carlsbad Caverns National Park — The
Information: Jane Fowler, 598-2448, Eddie 2000 or hiking and mountain-biking trails begin in the park is about 160 miles east of El Paso, off the
Chew, 587-9589 or Tom Mays area, off Transmountain Drive on Carlsbad Highway (U.S. 62-180). Information:
the west side of the park (east of I-10). (575) 785-2232 or
Entry fee is $5 per person, free for age 12 and Daily bat flight talks (starting May 26) begin at
under (with family). Correct cash or check 7:30 p.m. at the amphitheater outside the natu-
only. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. ral entrance. Admission is free.
Information: 566-6441 or on Facebook at
FranklinMountainsSP. Web: New Mexico State Parks — Day-use fee is $5 when visiting any state park. All programs
Guided hikes and bike rides are $8 per person are free with park entrance. Information: (575)
($3 State Park Pass holder; $1 children 12 and 744-5998 or
under); price includes entry. Dogs welcome on • Oliver Lee State Park, Highway 54 south of
leash on some hikes. Reservations required: Alamogordo at the Dog Canyon turnoff.
566-6441 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Information: (575) 437-8284. Ranch house
Friday). tours are 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays and 3 to 4
• Hike to Ron Coleman Trail is 6:30 a.m. p.m. Sundays. Star Party is 8 to 10 .m.
Saturday, May 5, as part of the Peak Fitness Saturday, May 1.
challenge. Very strenuous hike. Meet at • Leasburg Dam — 12712 State Park Road in
Smugglers Pass parking lot. Radium Springs, two miles off -25 at Exit 19.
• Upper Sunset Hike is 8 a.m. Sunday, May 6, Information: (575) 524–4068. Music & the Stars
suitable for families and beginners. night sky programs and musical performers are
• Women Only Hike to Aztec Cave is 8 a.m. 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 5. Monthly bird ID
Saturday, May 19. walking tour is 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday,May 26.
• Prospect Mine Tours are 8 and 10 a.m. • Percha Dam State Park and Caballo Lake
Sunday, May 20. State Park, 60 miles north of Las Cruces on I-
25. Information: (575) 743-3942 (Percha Dam)
Rio Bosque Wetlands Park — UTEP’s or (575) 527-8386 (Caballo Lake).
Center for Environmental Resource Movie screening of the comedy “The Big
Management offers free guided walking tours Year” and guided bird tour is 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
and other activities at Rio Bosque Wetlands Saturday, May 5. Migratory Bird Day Tour is
Park, 10176 Socorro Rd. in El Paso’s Mission 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12, meeting at
Valley. Tours last about two hours. the Percha Dam Visitor Center.
Information: 747-8663 or Courtesy Recreational Boat Safety Inspections
• Birding tour is 7 a.m. Saturday, May 12. are offered 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and
• Community Workday is 8 a.m. Saturday, Sunday, May 19-20.
May 19. Free Fish Day celebrating National Fishing and
• Introductory tour is 8 a.m. Sunday, May 20. Boating Week is 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Meeting place is a bridge crossing Riverside Saturday, June 2.
Canal. Take Americas Ave. (Loop 375) to Pan • Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Information:
American Drive, turn left and travel 1.5 miles. (575) 744-5923.
Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso NM Bass Team Trial Tournament is 5:30 a.m.
Desert Botanical Garden — 4200 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 23.
Doniphan (across from Frontera). Hours are 9
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Centennial Museum — University at National Border Patrol Museum —
Wiggins, UTEP. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 Monday 4315 Transmountain. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
through Saturday. Admission is free. Tuesday-Saturday. Free admission. Information:
Information: 747-6667 or 759-6060 or
Showing through May 19: “Aliento a
San Elizario Veterans Museum —
Tequila,” an art exhibition by El Paso-born and
1501-B Main Street in San Elizario. Open 10
Austin-based photographer Joel Salcido. His
a.m-3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10
new book is “The Spirit of Tequila.”
a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday.
The Lhakhang Cultural Exhibit is open to the
Admission is free. Information: 345-3741.
public for viewing 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every
Wednesday, and 1 to 4:30 p.m. the first Sunday War Eagles Air Museum — 8012 Airport
of the month. A museum representative will be Road, Doña Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa.
on hand to answer questions. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
Sunday. Admission: $5; $4 seniors and military;
El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study
free for children under 12. Information: (575)
Center — 715 N. Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m.
589-2000 or
to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Las Cruces area
Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday.
Admission is free unless listed otherwise; dona-
tions welcome. Information: 351-0048 or elpa- Branigan Cultural Center — Branigan Building, 501 N. Main, Las Cruces. Hours are
A Power to Protest creative activism youth 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday
workshop is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May (until 8 p.m. Thursday); 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
5, for high school students. Call to sign up. Saturday. Closed May 28. Information: (575)
El Paso Museum of Archaeology —
The 5th annual Pictograff street art festival,
4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso
“The Art of War Prayer” is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(west of U.S. 54). Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 5.
Tuesday through Saturday. Tours are 10:30 to
Showing through May 19:“Vision/Revision:
2 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free.
New Mexico Poets on the Page.” New Mexico
Information: 755-4332 or
poets Lorenzo Torrez, Margaret Page Hood,
Eugene Manlove Rhodes, and Keith Wilson
Showing through June 23: “Casas Grandes
wrote about southern New Mexico’s people,
Resurgence: The Early Potters of Mata Ortiz,”
ranching life, cultural identities, and the
portraits of early potters and antiquities
Chihuahuan desert environment.
traders, taken from the work of Fabiola Silva,
Showing through June 2: Storyland: A Trip
archaeologist, and Sterling Trantham, docu-
through Childhood: Favorites from Minnesota
mentary photographer.
Children’s Museum” transforms beloved books
Showing through Aug. 31: “Children of the
“The Tale of Peter Rabbit” by Beatrix Potter,
Hisatsinom: Artistic Tradition of the Hopi.” .
“The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats, and
Ppresentation on “Museum Exhibit Planning
“Where’s Spot?” by Eric Hill into three-dimen-
and Native American Involvement at Gila Cliff
sional play and learning environments.
Dwellings” with cultural anthropologist Mark
Scavenger hunt for families are 10 a.m. to
Calamia. is 2 p.m. Saturdays, May 5.
noon Thursdays during the exhibit.
El Paso Museum of History — 510 N. Showing through June 9: “Life Along the Rio
Santa Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday Grande,” works by the Studio Art Quilt
through Saturday (open until 9 p.m. Association.
Thursdays), and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. • A Natural Pigments Workshop is 1 p.m.
Admission is free. Information: 212-0320, elpa- Saturday, May 19. or on Facebook. • Creating a War Quilt discussions with Linnea
Showing through Aug. 5: “Full Speed Ahead: Edgbert are 10 a.m. Thursday, May 10, and 1
El Paso Streetcars.” p.m. Saturday, May 26.
• Kids Quilting Workshop is 9 a.m. Saturday,
Los Portales Museum and Visitor June 9.
Center — 1521 San Elizario Road. Hours are Culture Club arts and crafts events are 10
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday,
a.m. to noon Saturdays. Geography Club meets
noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
10 a.m. to noon Saturdays staring May 12, to
Information: 851-1682.
learn about the U.S. through arts and crafts.
Magoffin Home State Historic Site — Las Cruces Museum of Nature and
1120 Magoffin. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Science — 411 N. Main, Las Cruces. Hours
Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m.
are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through
Sunday. Tours on the hour; last tour at 4 p.m.
Friday (until 8 p.m. Thursday); 9 a.m. to 4:30
Spanish language tours offered Thursday
p.m. Saturday. Information: (575) 522-3120 or
through Saturday; call for availability. Cost: $7
($6 seniors 65 and older; $4 ages 6-18; free
STEAMpunk lecture is 11:45 Saturday, May
ages 5 and younger). Visitor Center (free
26 on Alfred Nobel.
admission) is at 1117 Magoffin; closed Sunday.
Saturday Family Science is 11:45 a.m. to 12:45
Information: 533-5147,
p.m. Saturday, May 12, on “Food Science 1:
Admission is free all day Sunday, May 6, for
Energy and Glucose.”
Historic Sites Day.
• Strawberry Ice Cream Cooking Class is 10 Las Cruces Railroad Museum — 351 N.
a.m. Saturday, May 5. $5. Mesilla. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• Yoga with Rebecca Hendricks is 10 a.m. Tuesday through Friday (until 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 12 and 26. Free. Thursday); 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5
• Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club is 2 p.m.
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Museum Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free.
Information: (575) 646-2545 or
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NMSU Museum — Kent Hall, University at
to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble. Solano. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday
Closed May 28. Admission is free. Information: through Friday. Free. Information: (575) 646-
(575) 647-4480 or 5161 or A panel discussion
Mrs. Prickett and her puppets will engage on pictographs, “Ancient Graffiti or Future
pre-school children with a book and activity at Rock Art?” is 5 p.m. Friday, May 4.
11 a.m. Thursday, May 10.
Brown Bag Lectures are noon the second Also
Tuesday of each month.
Adults coloring group meets 10 a.m. to noon
Museum of the Big Bend — Sul Ross
State University (Entrance 3), Hwy 90 in
Friday, May 11 and 25.
Alpine, Texas. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Rail Readers Book Club meets at 11 a.m.
Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 16, to discuss “Night
Sunday. Admission is free. Information: (432)
Journal” by Elizabeth Cook.
837-8143 or
NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum The 32nd Annual Trappings of Texas exhibit
— 4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. Hours and sale of Traditional Western Art & Custom
are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Cowboy Gear runs through May 27.
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for
adults, $4 seniors 60 and older; $3 children age
New Mexico Museum of Space
4-17; free for members, veterans and age 3
History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo.
Space center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
and under. Information: (575) 522-4100 or
Admission: $6 ($5 for seniors and military, $4
ages 4-12, children 3 and younger free).
The museum will celebrate its 20th
Information: (877) 333-6589, (575) 437-2840
Anniversary with a week of events and presen-
tations starting with the Blessing of the fields 10
The Launch Pad Lecture Series is 9 to 11 a.m.
a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, and ending
the first Friday of each month. The May 4 lec-
with the 20th Anniversary Celebration Day 9
ture is “Lucky Lindy: The Man Behind the
a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19.
Mystique” with Museum Educator Michael
Showing through July 8 in the Legacy
Shinabery. Admission is free.
Gallery: “Form & Function: Objects with Flair”
The Museum’s ‘Rocketeer Academy’ Summer
featuring more than 40 objects from the muse-
Camps run June 4-July 27 for grades K-9.
um collections.
Registration forms at
Showing through Aug. 5: “How Does Your
Garden Grow?” works by the New Mexico Silver City Museum — 312 W. Broadway,
region of Studio Art Quilt Associates. Silver City. Showing through May 28:
Crafts for kids 4 to 17 and their parents are “Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico.”
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. selected Saturdays. free with Hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday through
museum admission. No registration needed. Friday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and
May 5: Something For Mom. Sunday. Admission: $3. Information: (575) 538-
Discovery Afternoon programs for third 5921 or
through fifth grade and their parents or chaper-
ones are 1 to 3 p.m. selected Wednesdays. Volunteer Open House — The Las
Fee: $3 per parent/child. Reservations: LuAnn Cruces Museum System will host a “Volunteer
Kilday, (575) 522-4100. Open House” 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 4, at
Registration for summer camps begins May 7. the Branigan Cultural Center. Anyone interest-
ed in learning more about volunteering within
NMSU Art Gallery — D.W. Williams Art the Branigan Cultural Center, Museum of Art,
Center, 1390 E. University. Showing April 26- Museum of Nature & Science, and Railroad
May 12: 2018 MFA Thesis Exhibition, “Not Museum is invited to attend for casual refresh-
Only, But Also,” with artwork by seven MFA ments and Q&A. Information: las-
candidates. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Nature Alameda Park Zoo — Alameda Park, 1321

North White Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70),
Cont’d from Page 22
Alamogordo. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Admission: $2.50 ($1.50 ages 3-11 and 60 and
The Disabled Veterans’ Water Sports Clinic &
older; free for ages 2 and younger).
Adaptive Water Sports Clinic for warriors in
Information: (575) 439-4290, or on Facebook
transition and members of general public 9 a.m.
at Alameda Park Zoo-AFOTZ
to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday, June 1-3.
The City of Alamogordo hosts free “Fourth
Socorro Bass Club Bass Tournament is 5:30
Fridays” 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 25, with live
a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 3.
music, outdoor movie, food vendors, prizes,
• Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. 5000 Calle
giveaways and more.
del Norte in Mesilla. Information: (575) 523-
4398. Guadalupe Mountains National Park
— 110 miles east of El Paso on the way to
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State
Carlsbad, the 86,416-acre park includes the
Park — 1504 Miehls Drive N., Carlsbad, N.M.
highest point in Texas: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749
Admission: $5 ($3 ages 7-12; free for 6 and
feet. Entry fee: $5 for ages 16 and older, good
under). Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (last entry
for one week and all trails. Pine Springs Visitor
at 3:30 p.m.). Information: (575) 887-5516 or
Center hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
Camping is $8 per site per night. Information:
Gila Cliff Dwellings National (915) 828-3251 or
Monument — 44 miles north of Silver City
on NM Highway 15. Entrance fee: $5 per per- Dripping Springs Natural Area — End
son; $10 per family. Information: (575) 536- of Dripping Springs Road, about 10 miles east
9461 or The trail to the cliff of Las Cruces. Gates open 7 a.m. to sunset.
dwellings is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. year Admission: $5 per vehicle. Information: (575)
round. Everyone must be off the trail by 5 p.m. 522-1219.

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Much to discover in San Elizario
f you have not treated yourself to a day
in the Mission Valley recently, you are
in for a welcome surprise. In addition
to the missions, a diverse selection of gal-
leries and restaurants in the San Elizario
Historic District now offer dining and
year-round events that beckon locals and
tourists alike.
Built in the late 1800s, the historic
Placita Madrid on Main Street owned by
Gloria Madrid Flores is now home to a
variety of permanent tenants. Artists
Alberto Escamilla and Robert Dozal have
side-by-side studios. The House of
Positive Karma, run by a mother and
daughter offers crafted south of the border most popular print, and also the portrait of
such as leather purses, Dia de Muertos fig- my grandmother.”
ures and religious artwork. A selection of Additional artists have also established
paintings by Miguel Varela is also avail- galleries along Main Street. Bert Saldana,
able. The marshal’s office is due to move who is best known for authentic portraits
to another location, and once that happens, of the indigenous peoples of the
Romy Saenz Hawkins will open a gallery Southwest, has a gallery at 1501 Main.
there. The Mission Trail Farmers and Art
Erika Murrill, owner of the Café Arte Market, which opened for the season April
“Mi Admore,” is also an artist. In addition 15, is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the third
to showcasing her paintings, she also sells Sunday of the month through November. A
handpainted mugs and coasters. Her place variety of artists sell arts and crafts.
is best known for the wonderful coffee she Outdoor shows are offered at 1 p.m. and 3
serves. Among her regulars are a German p.m., with live music, folklorico and other
couple who say it is the closest thing to dancers, and reenactments by the
being a European coffee shop in this area. Pistoleros gunfighters.
Erika also makes her own ice cream and The San Elizario Historic District also
panini sandwiches. offers the Los Portales Museum and
Most of ther galleries and shops are open Visitor Center and the San Elizario
are open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., although indi- Veterans Museum.
vidual hours vary slightly.
Impressionist artist Escamilla served as Kress Collection reopens
the seed for the expansion of the San
Elizario area. His wife Rachel shares, Members of the El Paso Museum of Art
“Alberto started showing his art here in are invited the rediscover the beauty of the
2009 as part of a series of group shows. newly reinstalled Kress Collection, during
He and Maria Branch were the first artists an invitation-only event 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
to lease space here, and on Jan 18, 2010 he Thursday, May 10. The gallery will reopen
opened his own gallery. to the public Friday, May 11.
“Our sales have increased since we This is the first major reinstallation of the
opened our own gallery because people collection since the museum opened its
know that other than online, this is the downtown location more than 20 years
only place they can purchase his paintings. ago. All three galleries have undergone
We also love the historic aspect of the significant renovations and works will be
Placita Madrid building. It’s an old adobe presented in new thematic installations.
and the walls are about three feet wide, Kress Fellow Dr. Elizabeth Dwyer
which keeps it really cool in the summer. explains that the newly installed galleries
“We get tourists from all over the world – will display paintings from the Kress gift
Alaska, Australia, South America, and alongside works from the museum’s per-
even South Korea,” she added. “Initially, it manent collection. Since 36 out of the 59
is the advertising about the Mission Trail pieces in the Kress Collection focus on
which brings tourists in, but once they Christian subject matter, these works will
have toured the missions, they check out be displayed using three themes:
the galleries and shop for souvenirs to “Madonna and Child,” “Saints and Sacred
bring home. The true beauty of the area is Stories” and “The Rise of Secular Art,” a
its authenticity. We still have that old town category that includes portraiture, pastoral,
atmosphere. mythical and architectural landscapes.
“Once the weather is favorable, we put Hanging works according to theme and
umbrellas out front and invite guest artists chronology is a new approach that allows
to join us for the special themed events visitors to trace the evolution of these
that are featured throughout the year. In iconic subjects. The newly accompanying
addition to tourists, Westsiders and those scholarship will offer fresh insights into
from Las Cruces, a number of Lower the continuity and period-specific innova-
Valley locals have also begun to come by.” tions that defined these popular subjects
“This year Alberto will be celebrating his for centuries across Europe.
40th year as a professional artist. Dwyer will give an Art Talk on “The
Rachel continued. “Earlier in the summer, Kress Collection of European Art” 2 to 3
he will have a show at the Women’s Club p.m. Saturday, May 19. Visitors can walk
as a preview for a major retrospective alongside as she provides an insider’s per-
exhibition that will be held at the spective on the newly renovated and rein-
International Museum in October. Art on stalled European Galleries. No reservations
display will date back to 1970s when he required.
started, and we are hoping that Cormac
McCarthy will loan us the original of peo- Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer
ple walking across the desert, which is our specializing in the visual arts.

May 2018 El Paso Scene Page 25

Agave Rosa Gallery — The gallery and stu- Las Cruces/Mesilla
dio of Manuel Piña is at 905 Noble (next to the
International Museum of Art). Hours are noon 10 – 10 ArtsHop — Doña Ana Arts Council
to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 3 hosts “12 Hours of Art in Las Cruces Every
p.m. Saturday. Information: 533-8011. Second Saturday” with events 10 a.m. to 10
Showing through May 19: The collective p.m. the second Saturday of every month.
painting exhibition “ECLEPTIC.” Information: (575) 523-6403 or
Showing May 26-June 16: “Tres Soles de & More exhibit opens with a reception 5:30- EPISD, is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24. Participating galleries for May 12:
Paquime,” works by Armando Mora. Opening 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 18. On display through Showing through June 24: “The Empire of • University Art Gallery, 1390 E. University; 10
is 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 26. June 23. Featured artists: Dorian Clouser, Juan Texas,” black-and-white photographs by El a.m. to 4 p.m. with children’s activities 1 to 2
Rodriguez, Patt Robles and Javier Mijares. Paso photographer Richard Baron. p.m Reception 1 to 4 p.m. for MFA 2018 show.
Art Avenue Gallery — 1618 Texas, Suite • Cutter Gallery, 2640 El Paseo; 10 a.m. to 4
Call to artists: Deadline to enter the A Neighborhood Kids art exhibition is 5:30 to
E. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, p.m., reception 1 to 4 p.m. with “Mother’s Day
International Eye of the Camera show is June 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, with artwork
Thursday, Friday; and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Collection of Floral Paintings
3. Deadline for Star Spangled America is June created by 4th grade students from Aoy and
Wednesday. Information: 213-4318, • DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de
20. Prospectus and entry forms at elpasoartas- Lamar Elementary Schools as part of EPMA’s or Mercado, Suite D; 4 to 7 p.m. featuring Neighborhood Kids program. Artwork on view
Showing through May 31: “Cultural Self,” by abstract work by Tiffany Figuero
through May 27.
Mexican photographer Luis Pegut and Dozal Art Gallery — The gallery of award- • Rokoko Art Gallery, 1785 Calle de Mercado;
Showing June 1-Sept. 16: “Transborder
American mixed media artist Robert Davidoff. winning artist Robert Dozal is at 1445 Main noon to 7 p.m. and reception 4 to 7 p.m. , with
Biennial 2018/Bienal Transfronteriza 2018”
Street in the San Elizario Art District. Hours are “Mud Masters” ceramics show.
Alberto Escamilla Exhibit — An exhibit of juried exhibition, featuring 30 artists or collec-
noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, or • Four Points Perspective Art Gallery, 3405
artist Alberto Escamilla celebrating his 40th tives living along the U.S.-Mexico boundary
by appointment. Information: 777-5237 or Hwy 28; 7 to 10 p.m., featuring digital artists.
anniversary is on display through the month of whose work addresses border conditions. • Art Obscura, 3206 Harrelson; 7 to 10 p.m.,
May at the Woman’s Club of El Paso, 1400 N. A free Bach’s Lunch Jr. concert series
Mesa. Reception is 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts designed for ages 6 and older by Pro-Musica is with “Death and Taxes” by Denis Lujan and
May 3. Information: Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9 noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 10, featuring Deb Vance.
a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and pianist Lara Downes. Art in the Garden — The Artists of
Bert Saldana Art Gallery — The gallery An Art Talk with Dr. Elizabeth Dwyer is 2 to
Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m.-9 Picacho Hills and Picacho Hill Gardeners host
featuring Southwestern Art is at 1501 Main 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, of the museum’s
p.m. Thursday. Admission is free unless noted the Art in Picacho Hills Gardens Tour 11 a.m.
Street, San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 Kress Collection of European Art. Admission is
otherwise. Information: 212-0300 or elpasoart- to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at six gardens at
p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 free; no reservations required. Picacho Hills area, Las Cruces, featuring local
p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Showing through May 13:“Ethics, Excess and artists. Master Gardeners will be available to
Information: 479-2926 or Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and
Extinction,” recent works by an international answer questions and plants will be labeled.
Gift Shop — 1445 Main Street in San Elizario.
Crossland Gallery — The El Paso Art array of artists that explore the theme of
Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday Admission is free. Information: Rosemary, (575)
Association’s gallery is at 500 W. Paisano (in the endangered animal species. 522-2137 or
through Saturday, and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 Showing through June 17: “Papel Chicano To get there: turn onto Picacho Hills Drive
Sunday and by appointment. Information: 851-
p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dos,” the new touring exhibition of 65 contem- north of Highway 70, and pick up garden maps
0742 or 474-1800, or
Saturdays. Information: 534-737, elpasoartasso- porary works on paper from the collection of at each garden. Maps and water available at the, Cheech Marin, exploring Chicano identity from Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon. drive-through behind Great American Steak,
Showing through May 12: “On The Menu,” the Chicano Revolution to present day. The gallery specializes in local and early El Paso 1338 Picacho Hills Drive.
food-themed works by various artists. Art Beats Student Concert, in partnership art. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday,
May’s Members, Marks, Memories, Mountains with EPSO’s afterschool program Tocando and Wednesday and Friday; noon to 7 p.m. Art Obscura Gallery — 3206 Harrelson in
Thursday or by appointment. Information: 533- Las Cruces at Mesilla Park. Hours are 10 a.m.
9090 or to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 11
Showing April 26-Aug. 24: “4 Amigos,” a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: (575) 494-
works by Daniel Padilla, Francisco Romero, 7256, or on Facebook.
Mauricio Mora and Hal Marcus. Showing through May 8: “Looking Up, new
works by Emma Henderson and Christina
International Museum of Art — 1211 Ballew; showing in the “Tiny Room Gallery” is
Montana. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Damnaged Goods,” new works by Crook.
Wednesday Thursday and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday. Information: 543-6747, ArtRageous — Doña Ana Arts Council or on Facebook. offers community art classes 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesdays, at DAAC Arts & Cultural Center,
La Galeria de la Misíon de Senecú — 1740 Calle de Mercado, Suite D. Classes
The Ysleta Independent School District’s gallery include materials, light refreshments and a glass
is at 8455 Alameda. Showing May 3-25: Annual of wine. Cost $30 per class. Registration: (575)
Ysleta Student Art Exhibition. Reception is 5:30 523-6403 or
to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3. Regular hours • May 2: Rachel Courtney, alcohol ink
are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. • May 9: Linda Elkins, mosaic on garden rock
Admission is free. Information: 434-9703, 434- • May 16: Laurel Weathersbee, block printing
9711, or on Facebook at YISDFineArts. • May 23: Sally Quillin, still life painting in
Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald acrylic (also at 2 to 4 p.m.)
Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is off Dawson • May 30: Linda Elkins, pole-wrapped shibori
Drive next to the Sun Bowl. Hours are 10 a.m. dying of a silk scarf.
to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (open until 7 Cutter Gallery — 2640 El Paseo (at
p.m. Thursday) and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. University), Las Cruces. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5
Information: 747-6151, or p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
on Facebook at RubinCenter. Saturday. Information: (575) 541-0658 or the-
Showing through May 4: in the Project Showing through May 4
Space: winning pieces from the “Siqueiros- are new paintings by Gary Biel.
Pollock Bi-National Painting Exhibition.”
Showing May 4-Aug. 10 in the Rubin and L Doña Ana Arts & Cultural Center —
Galleries: 2018 Annual Juried UTEP Student Art 1740 Calle de Mercado. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5
Exhibition, showcasing works of art and design p.m. Monday through Friday. Information:
created by undergraduate students enrolled in (575) 523-6403 or Showing in May:
the Department of Art during the 2017-18 aca- abstract work by Tiffany Figuero.
demic year. Opening reception is 5 to 7:30 Downtown Ramble — The City of Las
p.m. Friday, May 4. Cruces hosts an evening of music and art 5 to 7
Showing May 31-Aug. 10 in the Project p.m. the first Friday of the month at art venues
Space: “Salidas y Entradas/Exits and Entrances,” of in a seven-block stretch of Las Cruces
work by artists Jessica Hankey and Erin Downtown Mall. Information: (575) 647-0508.
Johnson. Opening reception is noon to 2 p.m.
Saturday, June 2.
Please see Page 27

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Art Scene Also
Religion got out of hand Taking a Look Back Cont’d from Page 26 Art Hop — MainStreet Truth or
Consequences sponsors the event 6 to 9 p.m.
Las Cruces Museum of Art — 491 N. the second Saturday of each month (May 12)
for fired-up tenant by John McVey Middagh Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday (until 8 p.m.
in the downtown gallery district. Information
y father was head of the Journalism

M Department at Texas Western

College, now the University of
Texas at El Paso, and his students had a
A young woman and her mother board-
ed their horses with me and he had start-
ed shoeing their horses. Eventually they
started going out to eat together. Then he
Thursday), 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5
to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble (May
4). Closed May 28. Information: (575) 541-
2137 or
Cloudcroft Summer Art Workshops —
Cloudcroft Art Workshops hosts its annual fine
art workshops at the “Old Red School House”
hard time figuring out what handle to call went to church with them. He began car- Showing May 11-July 21: “Here and Now” (Public Library), 90 Swallow Place in
him by. Students and faculty had become rying a bible everywhere he went. A juried exhibition, featuring works of all media Cloudcroft, N.M. Five-day workshops are
close because of the busy working envi- glazed look came over his face, too. by area artists. Artist panels 1-3 p.m. Saturday, offered 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through
ronment, but not close enough to call him It was none of my business. He was May 19, and 5:30- 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 1. Fridays June 4-Aug. 17. Cost per workshop
John Judy, like some faculty did. One day keeping up his end of our deal, so I just varies ($400-$525). Information: Linda Shiplett,
my dad was feeling spry and got all Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery — (915) 490-5071 or
stood by and watched. One night about
duded up in a three-peice suit with hat 10:30 I got a call at the house from a
2470-A Calle de Guadalupe in Mesill. Hours are
and cane, and walked into class ready to 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Information: (575) 522- Deming Arts Center — 100 Gold Street in
neighbor next to the stables that the horse Deming, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
spread his vast knowledge on the work- barn was on fire. I jumped into the car
2933 or
Monday through Saturday. Admission is free.
ings of a newspaper. Upon entering the and raced over, and the fire department
Featured in May are artists Bonnie
Information, details: (575) 546-3663,
room, the noise stopped dead. All turned was already there. But thank God it
MacQuarrie (custom tile designs) and Naida or on Facebook.
their attention to his arrival, especially to wasn’t the horse barn, but the bunkhouse.
Zucker (mixed media art featuring gelatin
Showing May 1-31: Luna County Fine Arts &
that day’s chosen wardrobe. The first thought I had upon arriving
monoprinting and digital photography).
Crafts & Fine Arts Show, featuring painting,
They should had been primed for this was, “Is he still inside?” My wife and I
The gallery will host a Mother’s Day open
sculpture, fiber arts, jewelry and more. Artist
because Dad had a habit of dressing any then noticed the young man standing off
house 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 12. Art
reception is 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6. The
way he felt like, even wearing Bermuda to one side. He had his Bible clutched in
demonstrations with musical entertainment and
reception will also showcase area authors
shorts to class, complete with knee-high this right hand, with a finger stuck inside
refreshments. Mothers receive a free gift while
Randy McCowan and Isabelle Lavon Blau, who
socks. The silence persisted until some- marking a passage.
supplies last.
will both be present for book signings.
one hollered out, “Oh, it’s the Reverend “What happened?” I asked him, adding, Promoting Art in Las Cruces — Doña
Doctor.” That stuck, and from that time “Thank God you’re not in there.” Ana Arts Council’s free series continues at “Paint Out Silver!” — Silver City Art
on, when appropriate, the new handle At the same time, I saw something very noon Friday, May 25, at the Council’s Arts & Association hosts the 2nd annual plein air paint-
was applied. strange: The tail end of his little yellow Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado. Topic ing event Friday through Sunday, May 25-27,
When my dad passed way I became the truck was protruding out from the side of is “Murals of Las Cruces” with Norma Hartell, throughout historic Downtown Silver City.
eldest John Middagh in the family and the burning house. He still had that director of murals with the City of Las Cruces Registration for artists: $10 through May 10;
adopted the handle, adding the Mr. to it. glazed look, so I ask him again what hap- and Peter Kopp of the NMSU History $15 weekend of festival. Registration at silverci-
The story continues. I found out that the pened. I found out that he had put all his Department. Admission is free. Participants
handle had it usefulness, getting me belongings in his truck, drove the truck may bring a sack lunch. Information:
through hard-nosed secretaries and recep- ‘Painted Tables’ — The silent auction in
headlong into the side of the building, conjunction with the Hot Springs Festival fea-
tionists, and I found it fun just introduc- Second Saturday Open Artist Studios
then poured gasoline all over it and lit a tures 14 tables of varying shapes and sizes
ing myself to people as “The Reverend match.
— Several Las Cruces artists will host studio
Doctor Mr. Middagh.” It always got a open houses noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 12. painted by Sierra County artists 9 a.m. to 4
“I’m purging myself of all sins with p.m. April 30-May 12 the Geronimo Trail
reaction, which acted as an icebreaker. fire,” he explained. His girlfriend’s moth-
• Kathleen Deasy, 625 Van Patten (oils and
Around this time a young horseshoer mixed media on canvas and paper). Scenic Byway Visitor Center, 301 S. Foch, in
er reportedly had told him, “Fire was the Truth or Consequences. Information: Gina
had moved into the area and it didn’t take only way, it was in the Bible.”
Information: (828) 467-9060.
him long to hear of my store, the Cowboy • Dunklee’s Art Studio, 1201 2nd. Artist Penny Kelley, (575) 740-3902.
I said, “Wait a minute, not by burning
Trading Post, where many of the local my bunkhouse.”
Duncklee, watercolors on paper and canvas. Rio Bravo Fine Art — 110 Broadway in
farriers got their supplies. When he first I called the sheriff and had him arrested,
Information: (575) 523-1889. Truth or Consequences, N.M. Gallery hours
stopped by, walking into the store, he as much for his own protection as for
• Sonya Fe’s studio at 2055 Cortabella, oils, are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through
heard me answer the phone with “This is destroying property that I was responsible
prints and cards. Information: (916) 606-8213. Sunday. Information: (575) 894-0572 or rio-
‘The Reverend Doctor Mr. Middagh.” for, and because of the crazy look he had
• Roy Van der AA nonobjective media, 2645
The young farrier didn’t seem to pay on his face.
Dona Ana Road. Information: (575) 520-8752. Showing through May 20: Recycled/Found
much attention to all that, but the next The next day, his church lady friend and
Artists wanting to participate in future events Object group exhibit.
time he presented with a 2x6 sign he had her daughter came to try and defend his
should notify Deasy one month prior. Showing May 12-July 17 are works by Ricky
routed out and burned in the words: The actions, wanting me to sign off on the
Information: (828) 467-9060 or Padilla. Opening reception is 6 to 9 p.m.
Reverend Doctor Mr. Middagh. I still property damage to get him out of jail. Saturday, May 12.
have that sign today, after 25-plus years. But they weren’t going to write any
This young man, after a week or so, got checks.
around to saying that he need a place to The young man finally called his father
live and asked if I had a place he could
rent. It so happened that I had a cabin at
in Minnesota, who came down, paid to
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Cinco de Mayo Book Sale — Friends of by Phoenix based slam poet Naughty Mouse is El Paso Genealogy Society — The socie- Information: (575)202-1638.
the Esperanza A. Moreno Branch Library, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28. ty meets at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at St.
Harvey Girls of El Paso — The Harvey
12480 Pebble Hills, will host a book sale 11 A book signing with author Chuck Olsen is 10 Paul’s Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere.
Girls of El Paso Texas meet 2 to 4 p.m.
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5. a.m. to noon Saturday, May 5. Program is “Understanding your DNA
Monday, May 14, at Union Depot Passenger
Information: 212-0442. • A book singing with Dan Darling, author of Report”, presented by Barbara McCarthy.
Station, 700 San Francisco. Program is “Harvey
“Archaeopteryx” Albuquerque Trilogy is 10 Visitors welcome. Information: 591-2326.
Tumblewords Project — The free writing Girls support of World War II Troops.“ Visitors
a.m. to noon Saturday, May 19. Daughters of the Republic of Texas — welcome. Admission is free. Information: 591-
workshops are 12:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Saturdays at the Memorial Park Public Library, Murder She Read — The Eastside chapter The Rio Grande Chapter meets at 11 a.m. 2326 or
3200 Copper. Information: 328-5484 (Donna of the book discussion group supporting Friday, May 11, at The Greenery, Sunland
El Paso Corral of the Westerners —
Snyder), 566-1034 (library), tumblewordspro- women mystery writers meets 7 to 9 p.m. the Park Mall. Program is “Wolves” presented by
The monthly dinner program is 6 p.m. Friday, or on Facebook. first Tuesday of each month at Solstice Senior Nancy Bain. Anyone interested in Texas history
May 18, at Holiday Inn El Paso-West (formerly
• May 5: “El Año Perro, Year of Living at Rio Norte, 1940 Saul Kleinfeld. The encouraged to attend. RSVP: 760-5775.
Country Inn & Suites) 900 Sunland Park Drive
Reconnections” with Karla Nabil. Nabil, a.k.a. May 1 book is “Don’t Tell” by Karen Rose. Fort Selden State Monument — The at I-10. Program is “Indian Detour Guides of
Karlita la Norteña will make use of an art form Admission is free and open to anyone. monument, 1280 Fort Selden Road in Radium New Mexico” presented by Jo Tice Bloom.
called scanner art. Printed materials will be Information: 629-7063 or Springs, 13 miles north of Las Cruces, is open Cost: $20. Visitors welcome, but RSVP needed
available as visual prompts. by May 14: 759-9538.
Barnes & Noble Book Club — Book 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through
• May 12: “Space Oddity” with Sandra Sunday (Monday and closed Tuesday).
Club is 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at all local El Paso Archaeological Society — The
Torrez. Torrez is a poet, fiction writer and dig- Admission is $5; (ages 16 and under free).
Barnes & Noble locations, featuring “The society’s monthly meeting is 2 p.m. Saturday,
ital photographer. The workshop will feature Admission for New Mexico residents with ID is
Female Persuasion” by Meg Wolitzer. One May 19, at El Paso Museum of Archaeology,
music by David Bowie. free the first Sunday of each month; and for
signed copy will be given away. 4301 Transmountain. Jornada Research
• May 19: “It’s in the Cards” with Donna seniors with ID each Wednesday. Information:
Snyder. Snyder is the coordinator of the Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club — Institute President David Greenwald speaks on
(575) 526-8911 or
Tumbleweeds Project and has three collections The book club devoted to Victorian era sci- “The Rio Tularosa Project: Current Research
The Museum of NM Foundation and the NM
of poetry. ence fiction meets at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, and Latest Discoveries,” concerning Creekside
Humanities Council presents “Amazing
at Magoffin Home State Historic Site, 1120 Village in Tularosa, N.M. Admission is free; the
LGBT book group — The next meeting is Women of the Wild West” in celebration of
Magoffin, to discuss “Journey to the Center of public is invited. Seating is limited. Information:
6:30 p.m. Monday, May 21, at Eloise, 255 Mother’s Day 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in
the Earth” by Jules Verne (1864). Victorian era 449-9075 or
Shadow Mountain, to discuss “States of Desire the shaded outdoor pavilion with a presenta-
or steampunk dress encouraged, but not Ongoing investigations at Creekside Village by
Revisited: Travels in Gay America” by Edmund tion by VanAnn Moore on the famous and infa-
required. Cost: $5. Information: 533-5147, vis- Greenwald and volunteers continue to explore
White. Information: 566-5549, 861-2909 or mous women who lived on the New Mexico or Facebook. irrigation systems, terraced fields, and distribu-
471-9396 or on Facebook at frontier at 2:30 p.m. Tea and cookies served,
tion of houses and residential areas.
ElPasoGLBTBookGroup. Barnes and Noble story times — Stories plus a gift or mothers attending. Moore is a
for children art at 11 a.m. Saturdays at stores singer-actress who has traveled extensively EPCC Archive Collection donations —
Coas Bookstore — 317 N. Main, in Las at El Paso’s East Side, Fountains at Farah; West performing historic characters in her one-per- El Paso Community College will celebrate its
Cruces. Information: (575) 524-8471, coas- son shows. Old fashioned clothing encouraged; 50th Anniversary in 2019, and is documenting
Side, 705 Sunland Park; and Las Cruces Mesilla or on Facebook. seating is limited. Admission: $3 (cash or the history of the college by establishing the
Valley Mall. The West Side and Las Cruces
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Sub Pop Records comes to
town with present and past
El Paso is almost having a South by
Southwest-style Sub Pop Records showcase
in May — the shows are two days apart and All phone numbers listed are in Juaréz. • Charreado Bajo la Luna, featuring Banda
the although Fleet Foxes are no longer on
Machos, is at 6 p.m. Friday, May 4. Admission:
Sub Pop, we still get a double dose of label- Centro Cultural Paso del Norte - Av.
related shows. The first up is at Tricky Falls 290 pesos.
Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, across from the
May 8 with Beach House, whose newest • Adrenalina Invitational Challenge, with barrel
Red Cross. Information: 1730300 (Facebook:
record comes out a mere three days after the racing, bulls and live music, is at 5 p.m.
CCPasodelNorte). Advance show tickets at
show, the aptly titled “7,” their 7th career Saturday, May 5. Tickets: 125 pesos (30 for
release. The duo from Baltimore consists of children).
vocalist and keyboardist Victoria Legrand • “El Privilegio de Mandar,” a comic political
and guitarist, keyboardist, and backup vocal- play, is at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13. Plaza de Toros Alberto Balderas —
ist Alex Scally. They can best be described as Tickets: 440-880 pesos. Francisco Villa 201 Centro (one block east of
dream pop with a layering of keyboards, after hearing this you will be digging through • “Esquizofrenia” directed by Rafael Perrin, is Avenida Juárez). Tickets at
organs and guitars to create a very ethereal your collection to find that Smithereens at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 16. 220-495 pesos. “Corrida Internacional” is at 8 p.m. Friday,
and dreamlike sound. Then only a couple album you know you used to have. If you • Mauricio Benoist speaks on “Emociones que May 4. Ticket: 290 to 1,435 pesos.
days later we are treated to the Fleet Foxes at were lucky enough to have seen that magical
Embrutecen: La Ciencia de las Emociones” at 8
Abraham Chavez Theatre, who last year Mesa Inn show from the ’80s, you will recall
p.m. Thursday, May 17. 220-495 pesos.
Concierto321 — The 3rd annual benefit
made their Nonesuch Records debut with with pride they were “Top of the Pops.” performance for FEMAP School of Nursing in
• “Dos Mas Dos,” a comic play, is at 6:30 and
“Crack Up.” The band shares the home town Juarez is 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 5, on
of Seattle with their original label and pro- Various Artists, “Johnny Cash 9 p.m. Monday, May 21. 460-920 pesos.
the school’s rooftop garden, General Rivas
Forever Words,” Legacy
• “Por que sera que las queremos tanto?,” star-
vides a very indie folk soundtrack for our Guillén 658, featuring singer-songwriter Money
lives, with beautiful harmonies and bountiful ring six male actors, is at 7 and 9:15 p.m.
It’s been a decade and a half since he has Mark, former keyboardist of the Beastie Boys
acoustic guitars. All this and we are only ten Tuesday, May 29. Tickets: 745-975 pesos.
passed and his music and words still make and David Byrne’s Atomic Bomb Band, with
days into May. Here’s to a great summer • “Comedy Central: Luiki Wiki y Pachis” come-
Johnny Cash the perfect candidate to pay opening acts Amalia Mondragón and Great
music calendar. dy standup show is at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May
homage to. Since the late ’50s his brand of Shapes. Tickets: $75 (includes rooftop fiesta
30. Tickets: 110-275 pesos.
Eels, “The Deconstruction,” country — a hybrid of rock n roll, folk and with food and open bar, and concert ); $100
• Ignacio López Tarso, acclaimed actor who is
country music — has moved countless gen- for tickets and limited-edition silk screenprint
now age 93, stars in the play “El Padre,” pre-
erations. This celebration is very different available at Information: 400-
sented at 7:15 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, May
One would think that the son of famed quan- than simply a reworking of his material; 7616 (in El Paso) or
These are unknown poetry, lyrics, and letters 31. Tickets: 345-690 pesos.
tum physicist Hugh Everett III would have
an unbelievable work ethic, and one would of his set to music by luminaries of the Plaza De La Mexicanidad
Estadio Jaime Canales Lira — Av. Vicente
be right. Mark Oliver Everett is better known music industry. The rock and country side Guerrero at Americas. Advance tickets at don-
(Monumental X Explanade) —
simply as E, and even more familiar as the are represented with the likes of John Boulevard 4 Siglos and Plutarco Elias Calles.
lead singer, songwriter and general master- Mellencamp, Elvis Costello, the Jayhawks • Festival Sin Fronteras begins at noon,
• Grupo Cañaveral de Humberto Pabon per-
mind of his band the Eels, who took nearly and the late Soundgarden frontman Chris Saturday, May 5. Entertainment lineup: Porter,
four years off since his last disc. This is his Cornell. Not to let things stray too far from forms with special guests at 9 p.m. Friday, May
Silverio, Hello Seahorse!, Artista Sorpresa,
12th release, and usually he only waits two familial roots is Rosanne Cash, his eldest 11. Tickets: 317-997 pesos.
Camilo Vii, Reyno, Technicolor Fabrics, Rey
years between new works. You don’t have to daughter, interpreting her father’s “The • Yuridia performs at 8 p.m. Friday, May 25.
Pila, Motor, Polaris, Damian Wildes, Dulce Mal,
be a quantum physicist to know why this Walking Wounded.” Johnny Cash’s words Tickets: 385, 1,200 and 1,750 pesos.
Tetas Lazzer and Novo Pilota. Admission: 275
new one took a bit longer. It all makes sense will live on forever and this set is sure to be
after one listen to the incredible new record Centro de Convenciones Anita — pesos (1,210 pit, 1,750 VIP).
just the beginning of the story of the words
“The Deconstruction.” He continues doing Waterfill zone. Information: 6821486 or • Color Fest begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, May
left behind.
what he does best, defying commercialism, 6820693. Tickets at 26, for all ages. Admission: 200 peson, 300
throwing conventional music-making aside, Collectibles: Rob Zombie, • Sin Bandera performs at 8 p.m. Friday, May including color packet.
“Rob Zombie Vinyl Box Set,”
and creating beautiful lush arrangements. 4. Tickets: 330-2,200 pesos.
This time he only goes into grooves, hooks,
Los Músicos de Jóse — Amigos de la
Universal Records
• Lupita D’Alessio performs at 9 p.m. Saturday,
loops, at least for a few cuts, instead opting Fundacion Mascareñas’s Matices Culturales per-
May 12. Tickets: 605-2,530 pesos.
for gentle piano, acoustic guitar, and some formance series presents the Mexico City jazz
Alice Cooper was the first, then Kiss got into • Alfredo Rios “El Komander” and Regular
serious pulling of the heart strings. He even the blood and guts game, and before Marilyn ensemble at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at
Caro perform at 8 p.m. Friday, June 1. Tickets:
makes time for a brief lullaby to his son Manson was trying to give us the chills there 385-1,980 pesos.
Centro Cultural Paso del Norte in Juarez, per-
Archie. There is nothing to deconstruct here: was White Zombie, who took a few ghoulish forming a mix of acid jazz, funk, Latin and rock.
It is unbelievably simple. This is the same parts and a few erotic bits and blended up Lienzo Charro Adolfo Lopez Mateos — Ticket information: 544-5118,
Eels as we have come to know, love, and their own homemade brew. That band dis- Av. Del Charro at Henry Dunant. Tickets at or on Facebook at MaticesCulturales.
been able to rely on for fantastic music over solved after only four albums, but the mas-
the last two decades. termind behind the freak show, Rob Zombie,
went on to have a flourishing solo career.
Pat DiNizio, “This is Pat Right from the start his debut sales numbers
DiNizio,” Sunset Blvd Records surpassed his last effort with the original
The world of popular music has lost some gang. Since then his catalogue has swelled,
very iconic names lately, from David Bowie and he is tapping on a dozen’s door. It is this
to Prince to Tom Petty. Last December we collection of material that is being cherished
lost another force in music, recognizable to with Universal Music’s lavish box, simply
anyone who held college rock close to their titled “Rob Zombie.” Probably the most
hearts. He was the Smithereens frontman, Pat important thing to know right out of the gate
Dinizio. The Smithereens were a staple of is that only 1,000 of these are going to be
alternative radio in the mid to late ’80s and pressed, so most likely they will be snatched
as a unit they rounded out their career with a up in pre-order, and hitting the secondary
single disc of originals and three separate market may be the only option of obtaining
discs covering The Beatles and The Who, one. This incredible package is going to
and remaking Christmas classics. This wasn’t include 11 solo albums on 15 audiophile-
enough for Dinizio, who released four solo quality 180-gram LPs, and will include for
collections of his own starting in 1997. One the first time a brand new live set. Each copy
of the latter has been reissued in celebration will be foil-stamp numbered, individually
of his life. Sunset Blvd. has reissued 2005’s hand-painted and contain a vacuum-formed
“This Is Pat Dinizio,” putting the limited Creeper Robot mask, plus collectible litho-
double CD version back in circulation. The graphs, a turntable mat and a whole lot more.
set includes a disc of 18 bonus cuts. They are Rob Zombie may share a name with the slow
primarily of him doing what he loved to do, moving undead but make no mistake, this
interpreting his favorites from the Beach box is very lively and will go extremely fast.
Boys to Simon & Garfunkel to Jimmy Webb,
and even putting a new spin on his band’s Brian Chozick is owner of Tumblin’
classics. These are done simply with no Dice Music. Drop him a line at
accompanists other than a jazz pianist who
also handles the melodies. There is no doubt

May 2018 El Paso Scene Page 29

‘Flawed Gods: Myths of Mothers and gettable classics “Any Dream Will Do” and
Other Monsters’ — The Border Theatre “Close Every Door.”
presents five original short works by members
‘Into the Woods’ — Coronado High School
of the Rio Grande Writers’ Room exploring
Triple Threat Musical Theatre presents the
modern adaptations of myths at 7:30 p.m.
Stephen Sondheim comic musical at 7 p.m.
Wednesday through Sunday, April 25-29 and
Thursday through Saturday, May 10-12 and
May 2-6, at the Glasbox, 210 Poplar. The
Thursday and Friday, May 17-18, plus 2 p.m.
pieces explore the concepts of family and rela-
Saturday, May 19, at the high school’s Lee
tionships. Tickets: $10 ($8 teachers and stu-
Ross Capshaw Theatre, 100 Champions Place.
dents); available at the door. Information: 412-
Admission: $8 in advance; $10 at the door.
5283 or
Information: 474-2952.
Works are “Arroz con Leche” by Felix
The popular musical about favorite fairy tales
Arenas; ”The Surprise Party by George Casillas;
and “being careful what you wish for” has been
”Sunday Wine by Kayla Marie Woody; ”Perfect
a hit Broadway show and feature film.
Version” by Christina Pietrowski; and ”A Child
Ballad” by Sarah Walker. ‘Love From a Stranger’ — El Paso
Playhouse, 2501 Montana, closes its season
‘In the Next Room’ — The UTEP with the Agatha Christie mystery through
Department of Theater & Dance presents the
May 12. Directed by Frieda Voeks. Showtimes
Sarah Ruhl comedy April 27-May 6, at UTEP’s
are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m.
Fox Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre. Show time
Sunday. Tickets: $15 ($12 seniors 62+,stu-
is 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2:30
dents, military). Information: 532-1317 or elpa-
p.m. Sunday. Adult content Tickets: $14; $12
UTEP faculty/staff, seniors, military, groups of
Cecily Harrington has led a staid and proper
10 or more, Alumni with card, non-UTEP
existence, and yearns for adventure after win-
Students; $9 UTEP students and children.
ning a large amount of money. When a charm-
Information: 747-5118,
ing stranger sweeps her off her feet, she soon
‘Rent’ — American Southwest Theatre learns a ghastly truth about her new love.
Company closes its season with Jonathan
Cloudcroft melodramas — Cloudcroft
Larson’s Tony Award winning Broadway hit
Light Opera Company’s live open air melodra-
April 27-May 6 at NMSU’s Center for the
ma performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday through
Arts’ Mark and Stephanie Medoff Theatre.
Sunday, May 25-27, and Friday and Saturday,
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 and
June 1-2, at Zenith Park’s pavilion on Burro
7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $18 ($15 seniors;
Ave. Admission is free, but seating is limited.
$11 students; $5 high schools students with
Early arrival recommended. Information: (575)
current I.D.) Tickets: (575) 646-41420 or
682-2733 or
This rock musical is loosely based on ‘The Rivals’ — No Strings Theatre Company
Giacomo Puccini’s opera “La Bohème.” It tells closes its season with the play by Richard
the story of a group of impoverished young Brinsley Sheriden May 25-June 10 at Black
artists struggling to survive and create a life in Box Theatre in Las Cruces. Directed by Monte
New York City’s East Village. H. Wright. This comedy of manners satirizes
sentimentalism and sophisticated pretensions.
LCC Theatre Season Reveal Party — Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and
Las Cruces Community Theatre (LCCT), 313
Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sunday June 4
Min in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, will
and 11; and at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 8.
unveil its upcoming slate of shows
Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65;
for the 2018-2019 season with a special season
$10 all seats Thursday. Reservations: (575)
reveal event at 7:01 p.m. Friday, May 4, featur-
ing food and drink, and “exclusive first look”
live selections from the upcoming show. ‘Legally Blonde: The Musical’ — Las
Tickets are free, but RSVP required at Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in
LcctNM.ORG. Information: (575) 523-1200 or the Las Cruces Downtown Mall presents the
on Facebook at LCCTNM. musical by Heather Hach with music by
Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin June 1-
‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor 17. Directed by Wil Kilroy. Performances are 8
Dreamcoat’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in the p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.
UTEP Student Union West building, presents
Tickets: $15 ($12 student, senior, military; $20
the 35th Anniversary Production of the Tim
age 12 and younger). Information: (575) 523-
Rice and Andrew Lloyd Weber musical for the
1200 or
whole family through May 6.
Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through ‘With Love, Marilyn’ — Erin Sullivan as she
Saturday; non-dinner matinees are Sunday 2:30 presents her one-woman tribute to screen
p.m. April 29 and May 6. Tickets: $33.50 to goddess Marilyn Monroe at 6:30 p.m. Friday
$43.50 Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday dis- and 5 p.m. Saturday, June 1-2, at Rio Grande
count dinner performances; $36.50 to $48.50 Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces
for Friday and Saturday dinner performances, Downtown Mall. Tickets: $27.50; available
and $19.50 to $29.50 no-dinner matinee per- from Borderlands Film Festival at (575) 408-
formances (Ticketmaster). Information: 747- 9026 or
6060 or Reprising the role she originated on that stage
“Joseph” is a reimagining of the Biblical story in Mark Medoff’s “Marilee And Baby Lamb,”
of Joseph and his coat of many colors. This Sullivan wrote this playful and sensual musical
musical is full of catchy songs in a variety of journey along with co-writer Stephanie
styles, from a parody of French ballads (”Those Rosenberg, weaving together stories of
Canaan Days”), to country-western (”One Monroe’s life, her loves and her legacy.
More Angel in Heaven”) along with the unfor-

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No Saturday, May 26 matinee. No evening • On Chesil Beach (Bleecker Street) — Saoirse
show Thursday, May 31 (matinee at 1:30 p.m.). Ronan, Anne-Marie Duff, Emily Watson.
Directed by Dominic Cooke.
New Mexico Museum of Space • Show Dogs (Global Road) — Alan Cumming,
History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. Natasha Lyonne, Stanley Tucci. Directed by
Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater tickets are $7
Raja Gosnell.
($6 seniors and military; $5 ages 4-12).
Planetarium show is $5 ($4 seniors, military and May 25:
‘Coco’ — A free screening of the Academy present free family friendly movies (Rated G
• Solo: A Star Wars Story (Disney) — Donald
Award winning animated film is 4 p.m. Friday, through PG-13) selected Saturdays at Young children). Ages 3 and under free.
Museum/IMAX combo tickets available. Glover, Emilia Clarke, Alden Ehrenreich (as
May 4, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta, spon- Park, 1905 E. Nevada. Movies begin at dusk.
Information: (877) 333-6589 or (575) 437- Han Solo). Directed by Ron Howard.
sored by the County of El Paso. Kid-friendly Information: (575) 541-2550.
2840, or on Facebook. • Three Identical Strangers (Neon) —
crafts, activities and demonstrations offered all • May 19: Coco
• “Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity.” Documentary. New York, 1980: three
day. Information: • June 2: Wonder Woman
10:10 a.m., 12:30 and 2 p.m. strangers accidentally discover that they are
Jay’s Pix Presents — Film historian Jay Pax Christi Film Series — A screening of • “Stars: The Powerhouses of the Universe.” identical triplets, separated at birth. Directed
Duncan and the Sunset Film Society presents the documentary “Blood on the Mountain” is at 11:15 a.m., 1:10 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. by Tim Wardle.
the 40th anniversary (Plus 1) of “Star Wars” at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at St. Joseph School Live Star Show is 11:55 a.m., 2: 55 p.m. and
7 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Ardovino’s Desert auditorium, 1315 Travis (enter through parking 3:30 p.m. DVD/Blu-ray Releases
Crossing’s gallery, One Ardovino Drive in lot across from rectory). Discussion follows. May 1:
Sunland Park. Call for cost, reservations: (575) Admission is free. Information: 740-3962. Jay’s Film Forecast — Film historian Jay • 12 Strong. R
589-0652, ext. 3. The feature investigates coal company control Duncan prepared this list of “Coming • Winchester: The House Ghosts Built. PG-13
This special presentation of the original 1977 in West Virginia and the struggles of the people Attractions”listed by studio and release date: • Peter Rabbit. PG
film, a Star Wars themed dinner and festivities, who live near and work the mines. May 4: May 8:
trivia from Jay Duncan, a costume contest with • The Desert Bride (Strand) — Paulina Garcia,
Flickinger Films — Flickinger Film League • Fifty Shades Freed. R
cash prizes, cash bar with Star Wars themes Claudio Ricci. Directed by Cecilia Atán and
host a movie screening of “Monty Python and May 15:
cocktails and more. Valeria Pivato.
the Holy Grail” at 7 p.m. Monday, May 21, at • Black Panther. PG-13
• The Guardians (Music Box Films)—Nathalie
Film Salon — The Film Salon meets at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110
Baye, Cyril Descours, Laura Smet. Directed by
first Saturday of the month at Alamo New York, Alamogordo. Tickets: $5.
Xavier Beauvois.
Drafthouse Cinema, 250 E. Montecillo. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickinger-
• Izzy Gets the F**k Across Town (Shout!
Showing at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5 to cele-
Factory) — Mackenzie Davis, Haley Joel
brate its 16th anniversary with a surprise
JPlaza Classic Film Festival submis- Osment. Directed by Christian Papierniak.
screening and reception. Tickets: $3; available
sions — The festival seeks works by local film- • Racer and the Jailbird (Super LTD) —
at Information: Matthias Schoenaerts, Adèle Exarchopoulo.
makers for its “Local Flavor” series honoring
Jay’s Pix Presents at the International the work made in, around or about the border Directed by Michaël R. Roskam.
Museum — Film historian Jay Duncan and the region. Filmmakers may submit works through May 11:
Sunset Film Society host film presentations at 2 June 15 for the Aug. 2-12 festival. No fee to • Anything (ONEZERO) — John Carroll Lynch,
p.m. Saturdays at International Museum of Art, enter. Guidelines and submission forms are Matt Bomer, Maura Tierney. Directed by
1211 Montana (door on Brown Street opens at available at Timothy McNeil.
1:30 p.m.). Presentations include commentary, Information: 533-4020, • Beast (Roadside)— Jessie Buckley, Johnny
anecdotes and facts behind the films. Admission Flynn. Directed by Michael Pearce.
Fountain Theatre — 2469 Calle de
is free; donations and museum membership • Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of
Guadalupe, 1/2 block south of the plaza in
appreciated. Popcorn, beverages, candy and Jean-Michel Basquiat (Bunny Lake).
Mesilla. The historic theater, operated by the
snacks available for purchase. Information: 543- Documentary. Alexis Adler, Fab 5 Freddy,
Mesilla Valley Film Society, features films at
6747 (museum), Patricia Field. Directed by Sara Driver.
7:30 p.m. nightly, plus 1:30 p.m. Saturday and
and • Breaking In (Universal) — Gabrielle Union,
2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7 ($6 seniors,
• May 5: The Fountainhead (1949). An individ- Billy Burke, Richard Cabral. James McTeigue.
military and students with ID; $5 children and
ualistic young architect struggles in obscurity • Class Rank (Cinedigm) — Skyler Gisondo,
society members); $5 on Wednesday.
rather than compromise his artistic and person- Olivia Holt, Eric Stoltz. Directed by Stolz.
Information, schedule: (575) 524-8287 or
al vision. Based on the novel by Ayn Rand. • Dark Crimes (Saban) — Jim Carrey,
In observance of El Paso Heritage Month, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Marton Csokas.
• April 27-May 3: “Oh Lucy!” Setsuko is a
Mary Jo Ponsford Melby will share stories of Directed by Alexandros Avranas.
lonely office lady in Tokyo who is past her
the Ponsford architects and general contractors • Life of the Party (New Line) — Gillian Jacobs,
prime. After deciding to take an English class,
of numerous well-known structures. Stephen Root, Melissa McCarthy. Directed by
she discovers a new identity in her American
• May 12: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961). Ben Falcone.
alter ego, “Lucy,” and falls for her instructor,
Audrey Hepburn is free spirit Holly Golightly in • Lu Over the Wall (GKids) — Animation.
John (Josh Hartnett). English & Japanese with
an American romantic comedy-drama directed Directed by Masaaki Yuasa.
by Blake Edwards and loosely based on the • Revenge (Neon) — Matilda Anna, Kevin
No April 28 matinee.
Truman Capote novella. Janssens. Directed by Coralie Fargeat.
• May 4-10: “Back to Burgundy.” After a 10-
• May 19: “Like Water for Chocolate” (1992). May 18:
year absence, Jean returns to his hometown
Mexican film based on the popular novel by • Book Club (Paramount) — Diane Keaton,
when his father falls ill. At their home in
Laura Esquivel. A woman finds that her moods Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen. Directed by Bill
Burgundy, he and his siblings reunite to save
reflect the flavor in her recipes. Holderman.
the family vineyard and rebuild their relation-
• May 26: “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” • Deadpool 2 (20th Century-Fox) — Josh
ship and trust as a family. French with subtitles.
(2002). Thirty years old and single, “Toula” is Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Ryan Reynolds.
• May 11-17: “The Leisure Seeker.” The film
her family’s anomaly. One day at the restau- Directed by David Leitch.
stars Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren
rant, she notices a handsome young customer. • First Reformed (A24) — Ethan Hawke,
and two-time Golden Globe-winner Donald
Starring Nia Vardalos, based on her one- Amanda Seyfried, Michael Gaston. Directed by
Sutherland as a runaway couple going on an
woman play. Paul Schrader.
unforgettable journey in the old RV they call
Classic Film Series — The Rio Grande the Leisure Seeker, traveling from Boston to
Theatre, 211 N. Main Street in Las Cruces, the Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West.
presents classic films at 7 p.m. select Saturdays • May 18-24: “A Bag of Marbles.” The heart-
as part of its film series. Tickets: $8. warming adaptation of Joseph Joffo’s enduring
Information: (575) 541-2290, riograndethe- memoir tells the story of the Nazi occupation or on Facebook. through the eyes of the two young Jewish boys.
• May 12: North by Northwest French, German, Yiddish, Russian with subti-
• May 26: Casablanca. tles.
Family films also at noon for $1 (cash only): • May 25-31: “Loveless.” Zhenya and Boris
• May 12: The Incredibles are going through a vicious divorce. Already
• May 26: Alice in Wonderland (animated) embarking on new lives, each with a new part-
ner, they are impatient to start again - even if it
Las Cruces Movies in the Park — Las means threatening to abandon their 12-year-old
Cruces Parks & Recreation and Pic Quik Stores son Alyosha. Russian with subtitles.

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‘Love from Stranger’

began as short story
l Paso Playhouse loves its Agatha
Christie, as do its audiences. But
“Love from a Stranger,” EPPH’s
newest Christie offering and the final
show of the 54th season, isn’t a familiar
story as, say, “The Mousetrap.” That
show is the longest running show in
London’s West End, which has played
continuously since it opened in 1952.
“Mousetrap” is in its 66th year of a
record-breaking run of more than
The challenge of putting on this show,
27,000 performances.
Voeks said, was the usual one for most
But there is a good reason that “Love
theaters – finding enough good men to
from a Stranger” is not as widely
fill the roles. Voeks should be familiar
known, said director Frieda Voeks, who
with the challenge. She’s been involved
is secretary of the Playhouse board of
in theater for 35-plus years as both an
actor and director. She got her start in
“This play differs in that it was not
musical theater. She has a master’s
written as a play originally but as a
degree in education with a minor in fine
short story by the ‘Duchess of Death’
and then adapted for the stage by Frank
And then there is the fact that the the-
Vosper,” she said.
ater is haunted.
The plot sounds very Christie.
“Lights go off and on for no reason,”
“Cecily and Mavis have won the lot-
Voeks said. “One night during rehearsal
tery and want to rent their flat as Mavis
something flew off the fireplace.”
intends to travel and Cecily is to get
But, she added, she has been thrilled
married,” Voeks said. “However, a
with her cast. It has been a cooperative
prospective renter enters the picture and
effort, she said.
sweeps Cecily off her feet. She breaks
“Everyone feels comfortable enough
her engagement, marries the man, and
to offer suggestions on how to improve
they move to the country. Little by lit-
the production. I don’t always take
tle, Cecily discovers that her husband
them, but it’s good to know they trust
isn’t a charming gentleman after all but
that I won’t shoot their ideas down.”
a homicidal maniac and sets his mind to
Playhouse fans also will be happy to
murdering her. Unforeseen circum-
know that the 2018-19 55th season will
stances lead Cecily to discover the truth.
be announced soon.
But it may be too late!”
“We are planning a 2018-2019 Season
This show features both familiar faces
Kick-Off Party in May with food and
and actors new to El Paso. Audiences
live music, and some great shows are
will know Playhouse favorites Jean
planned,” Voeks said.
Ames and Jonathan Schwind. New to
the Playhouse are Austin Hughey from
Austin, who hasn’t been on stage since Carol Viescas is a veteran of
high school; Freddie Nevarez Jr. from community theater and teaches
the old Music Theatre El Paso; and journalism at Bel Air High School.
Ashleigh Davis, who has a theatre arts
degree from McMurray University. “Love From a Stranger” runs through
Filling out the cast are Anita (Jo) May 12 at El Paso Playhouse, 2501
Sanchez, Andrew Najera, Jimmi Corg Montana. Information: 532-1317 or
and Daniela Chavez-Reyes.

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El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA Troubadours. Tickets; $75-$125 Information: border-
baseball team plays home games at Southwest • Gabriel Iglesias — The “fluffy” comedian per- or on Facebook.
forms Sunday, June 24. Tickets: $49.
University Park on Santa Fe Street in
Downtown El Paso. Individual tickets: $11-$30.
Information: 533-BASE or
june Gran Kermes de la Parroquia de San
Juan Bautista — San Juan Bautista Church,
Show Tha Product — The hip hop artist’s
Vibe Higher Tour is 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 26,
at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso. Information:
• May 30-June 3: Sacramento River Cats.
• June 13-15: Nashville Sounds
• June 16-19: Memphis Redbirds.
PREVIEW 5649 Dailey, celebrates its 95th Anniversary 4
to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 11 p.m.
Sunday, June 23-24. Information: 779-1583.
351-9909, Tickets: $22 (VIP
meet and greet package: $90).
• June 25-28: Fresno Grizzlies El Paso Roller Derby — A doubleheader
• June 29-July 3: Albuquerque Isotopes Borderland Roller Derby — A double-
featuring TexPistols vs. ARD Rocketdolls, and
ing mastectomy bras, exercise wear, tops and header with Catrinas vs. Viudas Negras and
Beast Mode vs. Holligans is 5 to 9 p.m.
swimwear. Information: 562-7660 or Chuco Town Chulas vs. Las Diablas is 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 30 at Nations Tobin Center,
Sunday, June 24, El Paso County Coliseum’s
Cool Canyon Nights — The 8th annual Judging Arena, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $10; 8831 Railroad. Cost: $10 in advance; $12 at
series of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 ($7 with military ID; $1 ages 10 and younger) at door; $5 military; free age 10 and under.
to 9 p.m. Thursdays at McKelligon Canyon, Information:
Amphitheatre. Patio performance begins at 6
p.m. with headliner at 7 p.m. Admission is.
Information: 544-9550 or VIP
tickets are $10 at neonticket. El Paso Turkish Food & Crafts Festival
• June 7: Billy Townes Kids’ Activities, Water Marbling Show, Live Performances & More
• June 14: Fungi Mungle
• June 21: Radio la Chusma Ascarate Junior Golf Tournament — Saturday, May 5 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
• June 28: Prime 80s The 56th annual tournament for age 18 and
younger, hosted by First Tee, is Monday and
‘Under the Sea’ — For the Love of Dance
Tuesday, June 11-12, at Ascarate Golf Course,
dance studio presents its student performance 6900 Delta. Information: 252-6511 or
10767 Gateway West Blvd. Suite 610
inspired by the tale of “The Little Mermaid” at
7 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at UTEP’s Magoffin Phone: (915) 400-7450
Auditorium. Admission is free. Information: First NM Bank Wild Wild West Pro Facebook: raindropelpaso Twitter: raindrop_elpaso
276-6522 or Rodeo — The 28th annual PRCA Rodeo rides
into Silver City 8 p.m. Wednesday through
El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m.
Saturday, June 13-16, at Southwest
to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10, at
Horseman’s Park, U.S. 180 East. Tickets: $15 in
Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway, at Boeing.
Admission: $5 for both. Free admission with advance; $18 at gate. information: (575) 534-
active duty military I.D. Information: 345-6245 5030 , or on Facebook.
Bowl for Kids’ Sake — Big Brothers and
Tailgate 2018 — The annual outdoor con- Big Sisters of El Paso’s 20th annual fundraiser is
cert series in Alamogordo, N.M., raises funds noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Bowl El
for the Flickinger Center. Concerts begin at 8 Paso, 11144 Pellicano Information, donations:
p.m. on various Saturdays June 9-Aug. 25, in 544-4203 or
the upper parking lot at the New Mexico
Museum of Space History, 3198 State Road Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and
200l. Information: (575) 437-2202. Online Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Shows start at 8
reservations at p.m. Tickets through or
• June 9: Zoltan and the Fortune Tellers Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or
(gypsy swing, ragtime, folk and jazz) .
• June 25: Jarabe Mexicano (traditional mari- • Justin Moore — The country star performs
achi plus percussion) Friday, June 22, with special guests Turnpike

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