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Your monthly guide to community
entertainment, recreation & culture

Discover
the Forest!
Nearly 4 million acres
of National Forest lie
within a short drive
from El Paso.
— Page 17

Summer Fun
for Kids
It’s not too late to sign
up your kids for sum-
mer camps, classes.
— Pages 9-10

On the
cover:
Paul
Maxwell
Arrtist Paul Maxwell,
after nearly a half-
century focused on
engineering and
science, now
pursues his passion
for painting.
Top: River Walk
Below, left:
Franklin Mountains
State Park
Below, right:
Los Cerritos
Information:
maxnewmexart.com

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All seats are general admission • All performances are scheduled at the Abraham
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Sunday, July 1, at Wyndham Hotel, 2027 Redbull. Admission is free. Information: 778-
Airway. Tickets: $10 at the door; free for age 4 5726 or namiep.org. To participate in the car

INDEX
and younger. Information, registration: 999- show email yarmendariz@namiep.org.
july 2018 1781 or patrioticpageants.org..
Garden Bros. Circus — The family circus is
Noche Mexicana — Hillcrest Funeral
Home-West, 5054 Doniphan, hosts the out-

ROUNDUP 1 and 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, at El Paso
County Coliseum. Tickets: $25 ($10 children)
door family event 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday,
July 21, with games, food and music. Roundup 3-8
Behind the Scene
general admission; $35 ($20 children) ringside Admission is free. Information: 587-0202 or
4
seats. Family packages available. Tickets at gar- hillcrestfhwest.com.
denbroscircus.com. Scene Spotlight 4
Alameda Auto Electric Car Show — Music 11-12
Ysleta Mission Festival — The annual fies- The 3rd annual car show benefiting Child Crisis
ta is July 6-8 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Center of El Paso is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dance 12
Church, 131 S. Zaragosa (at Alameda), with live July 22, at Sunland Park Ma, with music, enter- Here’s the Ticket 13-14
music, southwest cuisine cooked by mission tainment and door prizes. General admission is Sports 15-16
families, game booths, carnival rides and more. free; vehicle registration: $20 by July 15 at Viva Juárez 16
This year’s headliners are Abe Mac Band, Exito alamedaautoelectric.com. Day of show registra-
and Oh La La. Hours are 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. tion is $25. Information: 873-1978. Feature:
Friday and Saturday, 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday. National Forests 17-18
Days of Remembrance Summer Expo
Matachine dancers are 6 p.m. Saturday. Nature 19
— The 13th annual Bridal, Quince and Sweet
Admission is free. Information: 859-9848, ysle-
16 summer expo is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, At the Museum 20
Gallery Talk
tamission.org or on Facebook.
El Paso Ice Cream Festival — El Paso July 22, at El Paso Convention Center, with 21
Live hosts the family event noon to 8 p.m. World of Custom Wheels — The 5th more than 90 vendors. All door proceeds ben- Southwest Art Scene 22-23
History Lessons 24
Sunday, July 1, in Convention Center Plaza, annual Auto Show and Expo is 1 to 6:30 p.m. efit Child Crisis Center of El Paso. Hosted by
Downtown, with a variety of ice cream and Sunday, July 15, at El Paso Convention Center Elegant Penguin. Admission: $5; age 12 and
other frozen treats, live music, ice cream- presented by Knuckleheads Garage. The show under free. Information: 740-4349 or elegant- Keep on Bookin' 24
inspired arts, contests, food trucks and chil- features custom cars, trucks, 4X4s, motorcy- penguinenterprises.com. El Paso FishNet 24
dren’s activities. Admission: $12 in advance, cles and racing vehicles, along with live enter-
San Ignacio Kermes — St. Ignatius Church, On Stage 25
$15 at the door; age 2-12 admitted for $5; 2 tainment, food and beverages and a beer gar-
408 S. Park will celebrate its 112th year 6 to 11 Stage Talk 26
den. Admission: $8 (age 12 and younger free)
Taking a Look Back
and younger free. “Hero” tickets for teachers,
at the door. Information: 449-1032 or worldof-
p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 27-29 with 27
first responders and military are $10; VIP
Sunday Funday tickets are $40 ($25 kids). customwheels.com. Registration for vehicles is
entertainment, music and dancing, rides and Film Scene 28-29
Liner Notes
food. Admission is free. Information: 532-9534.
Tickets available at icecreamfestep.com. $35; $25 motorcycles and $20 bicycles. Cost is 29
Free kids passes available at all El Paso muse- $45 day of show, if space available. Reynolds Home Car show — A car show August Preview 30
ums, libraries and recreation centers, Plaza to benefit the Reynolds Home for homeless
NAMI Summer Bash — NAMI El Paso
Theatre Box Office and El Paso Zoo. women and children is 5 p.m. Saturday, July Summer Fun for Kids
hosts the family bash and car show 5 to 8 p.m.
28, at El Maida Shrine, 6331 Alabama, hosted Pages 9-10
Little & Mini Miss Patriotic — The Saturday, July 21, behind Tinseltown at 11855
Junior, Little, Mini Miss Patriotic beauty pag- Gateway West, with live music, car show, and
by the Shrine’s Red Barons, with live music, DJ, Advertiser Index 30
eants for contestants ages 4-12 are 1 p.m. live performances by Never Too Late and Subscription Form 30
more. Admission is free; all guests receive one Please see Page 5

July 2018 El Paso Scene Page 3
I
and Sound Service July 7, and a Spiritual ’ve written professionally for more
Book discussion July 21 at El Paso than 35 years, but one title I’ve never
Public Library’s Memorial Park Branch. bestowed on myself is that of
“writer.” Even when I was working full-
time as a reporter, writing took up less
Page 11.
than a quarter of my time. As an editor,
Arabesque 2018 — Snake Charmer writing takes up even less of my time —
and the Belly Dancer’s annual gala per- I spend far more time working on others
Scene Spotlight highlights events formance is July 14 at Scottish Rite people’s writing than on my own.
advertised in this issue. Temple Theatre featuring Moria However, if you add up all the time I’ve
Chappell and Helena Vlahos. Workshops spent writing, all the time I’ve spent edit-
El Paso Live! — El Paso Live events:
are July 14-15. Page 5. ing other writers and maybe toss into that
Page 2. all the time I’ve spent reading what oth-
• Through July 28: Viva! El Paso at ers have written — then you come up
McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre
Rio Grande Cancer Foundation — with a total amount of time that surpasses
• July 1: El Paso Ice Cream Festival in
The foundation hosts Saturday classes in almost any other waking activity of mine.
July and August: Page 28. Like I said, I never refer to myself as a concert by the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Given my total lack of musical expertise,
Convention Center Plaza
• July 14: Essential Oils writer, simply as someone who writes. In
Music Under The Stars at Cohen
• July 28: Breathing and the Body school, writing seemed like a chore. I did there was no way I could pretend to give
Stadium:
• Aug. 4: Self Healing well enough at it, but never focused on it an opinion on the performance.
• July 4: Frank Ray Music and as if it were my calling in life. Writing Ultimately I gave up trying, and wrote a
Fireworks • Aug. 11: Intro to Homeopathy.
was more about technique for me. review extolling the overall ambience of
• July 8: Gedeon Luke & The People Looking back, my best stories as a the occasion. I wrote about the pre-con-
• July 15: Chicano Batman ‘Unforeseen Journey’ — EPSMF hosts reporter weren’t the ones I spent the most cert tailgate picnics and fireworks finale,
• July 22: Queen Nation (Queen “A Night of Marimba” with Andy and time on writing. They were the ones I and threw in just enough details about the
Tribute) Amy Smith, percussion July 14 at spent the most time on reporting. miusic performed that readers might
UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, pre- As an intern at a major newspaper, I had overlook the obvious fact that I had no
Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino senting the 2018 Young Musicians rewritten a feature story several times but idea of what I was writing about.
my editor kept handing it back as not I was never much of an investigative
writer either, although I stumbled into
— July tribute bands. Page 2. Awards. Page 9.
good enough. Finally he told me, “Randy,
• July 6: Javier Enrique, Juan Gabriel
most writing problems are really report- some stories that turned into investiga-
Tribute ‘Past Life Odyssey — The workshop ing problems.” tions. My favorite example was the case
• July 14: Rio, Duran Duran Tribute on past lives is July 21 at The That piece of advice echoed throughout of Heritage Baptist University near
• July 28: Wanted, Bon Jovi Tribute Meditation Studio hosted by Dr. Bruce the rest of my newspaper writing career. Youngstown, Ohio. The college president
E. Kaloski. Page 15. If I invested enough time gathering infor- and founder invited me to do a story on
Showtime! El Paso season — Early mation and interviewing sources, the his school, which I happily accepted.
bird season subscriptions for the 2018- Hal Marcus Gallery — An ARTtalk “4 writing was always easier. In fact, it felt The school was a small Christian cam-
2019 season available through July 31. more like editing than writing. I spent pus, hardly what I would call a universi-
ty. So I had to wonder if there were any
Amigos,” works by Padilla, Romero,
All performances at Abraham Chavez more time deciding on what to leave in or
Theatre. Page 2.
Mora and Marcus, is July 26. Exhibit
out than the actual crafting of words. criteria required to label such a modest
runs through Aug. 24. Page 22. Bad writing usually results from not institution as a college or university. A
few calls to state officials revealed that
• Oct. 30: Derik Nelson & Family
having enough to say, or not having
yes, there were, and this school did not
• Jan. 25: Vocal Trash ‘Musical Comedy Murders of 1940’ thought about it long enough.
• Feb. 7: Saxsational: The Next
— El Paso Playhouse presents the com- The hardest writing I ever did for a meet any of them. In fact, the school’s
Generation
edy Aug. 3-19, as its season opener of newspaper was just before I entered grad- founder had been threatened with legal
• March 28: Sergei Teleshev and
2018-2019. Page 25. uate school in journalism. A friend of action before, left town, then re-opened
Veronika Shabashova mine was working as the arts and culture the school under a new name at a new
• May 11: Beginnings (Ultimate Tribute editor for a weekly paper and asked me if location. My stories ultimately led to the
to Chicago). El Paso Leadership Academy —
I wanted to do some reviews. Despite my school being shut down. The most amaz-
Classes begin Aug. 13 for the academy utter lack of qualifications, I agreed. ing part of the story is that someone who
El Paso Art Association — Showing that prepares students for a college I could fake my way doing reviews of called himself a university president was
June 29-Aug. 4 at The association’s degree and community leadership. Page community plays, but then I was given an stupid enough to invite a reporter to do a
Crossland Gallery is “Star Spangled 13. assignment to review a Fourth of July story in the first place.
America” Award Show and sale. Page

July 2018
29. Learn English Classes — UTEP P3
• Showing July 8-Aug. 1 is International hosts several courses through it English Randy Limbird
Editor and Publisher
Eye of the Camera at International Language Institute for both youth and El Paso Scene is published by Cristo
Rey Communications as a monthly guide
(915) 542-1422
Museum of Art. Reception is July 8. adults. Page 10.
• Entries taken through Aug. 1 for to entertainment, recreation and culture in Albert Martinez
the El Paso area. Copies are provided Advertising &
Arts International, both at International Southern New Mexico free at selected locations. Subscriptions Circulation Director
Museum of Art.
are $10 a year, sent by 3rd class mail. (915) 920-7244
Zia Kaya Outfitters — Summer and Circulation: 40,000 copies.
‘Next to Normal’ — EPCC Theater
fall events in Truth or Consequences. Lisa Kay Tate
Ensemble presents the play July 5-22 at
Page 3. Deadline for news for the News Editor
Transmountain Forum Theater, directed
• July 7: Hobie Demo Day August issue is July 16 Editorial Associates:
by Michael Bakes. Page 23.
• Sept. 7-9: Elephant Days. The August issue comes out July 25 Yvonne T. Herrera, Will Summers
Magoffin Home State Historic Site Advertising Executive:
Alto Artists’ Studio Tour — The El Paso Scene Roman Martinez
July events: Page 8.
annual tour of Lincoln County artists run P. O. Box 13615
• July 7: Cooking Class (Lemon Ice) Circulation Associates:
Aug 3-5 at various studios and galleries El Paso, Texas 79913
• July 11-13: Kids Camp: 19th Century Randy Friedman, Leo Marquez
with a preview Aug. 2 at Spencer PH: 542-1422
El Paso Contributing Writers:
Theater. Page 14. E-mail: epscene@epscene.com
• July 18-20: Kids Camp: Victorian Carol Viescas, Brian Chozick,
Science Myrna Zanetell, John McVey Middagh
• July 21: Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Fountain Theatre — Mesilla Valley Jay Duncan
Club. Film Society’s theatre on the Plaza in Subscription Form is on Page 30
historic Old Mesilla shows independent, Visit El Paso Scene Online at
Eckankar events — Eckankar: The art, foreign and other non-mainstream www.epscene.com
Path to Spiritual Freedom hosts a Light films. Page 27. sponsored by Phidev, Inc.
© 2018 Cristo Rey Communications

Page 4 El Paso Scene July 2018
July Roundup ‘Pop Goes the Fort’ — El Paso Symphony Band and Micky and the Motor Cars, as well as Gasoline Alley. Fireworks follows. Tickets: $23
Orchestra will perform patriotic and Broadway local and regional bands Rosewater Blues general admission; $35 Main Sound Stage sand-
Cont’d from Page 3
pops music at the 8th annual event 7:30 p.m. CW Ayon, Black Hats and Pearl Snaps, and
drinks, vendors and family fun. Open to all
Wednesday, July 4, at Fort Bliss’s Biggs Park. Please see Page 6
Show is preceded at 5:30 p.m. by a Cannon
classes of vehicles. Information: 929-9055 or
Salute. Concert features USO Show Troupe
Star.reynoldshome@gmail.com,
and violinist Andrew Sords. Fireworks follow.
Independence Day Lawn chairs welcome; no pets, coolers, glass
containers or alcohol. Gates open at 4:30 p.m.
East Side 4th of July Parade — Anyone Admission is free. Information: 532-3776, 588-
can join the annual People’s Parade sponsored 8247, epso.org or bliss.armymwr.com.
by El Paso Del Norte Lions Club, beginning at 9 Access to Biggs Park is through the Biggs gate
a.m. Wednesday, July 4, at Hanks High School, (Airport Road); photo ID required for adults.
2001 Lee Trevino (at Montwood); travels to Food and drinks, including beer, sold; plus fami-
Yarbrough then north on Album to Album ly activities offered.
Park. Entries may include floats, marching units,
antique cars, horses and bicycles. Information:
Wet ’N’ Wild Fireworks — The water
park in Anthony, Texas will host an
204-5206 or on Facebook.
Independence Day Fireworks Show at dusk
West Side Independence Day Parade (around 9 p.m.) in the parking lot. Wednesday,
— The Rotary Club of El Paso’s 22nd annual July 4. Information: 886-2222 or wetwild.com.
Independence Day parade begins at 9 a.m.
Wednesday, July 4, at Western Hills Church,
Ardovino’s Fourth of July — Ardovino’s
Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in
530 Thunderbird. This year’s theme is “Be The
Sunland Park, celebrates Independence Day
Inspiration.” Grand Marshal is El Paso Mayor
with its annual BBQ 5 to 11 p.m. Wednesday,
Dee Margo. The 2.6-mile route goes to Mesa
July 4, with food, live music, and a great view
to Coronado High School. Information: 474-
of surrounding fireworks displays. Reservations
4241, july4parade.com or on Facebook.
recommended. Information: (575) 589-0653,
Rim Area Neighborhood parade — The ext. 3 or ardovinos.com.
17th annual neighborhood parade is 10 a.m.
Wednesday, July 4, along Rim Road from
Las Cruces Independence Day cele-
Brown to Tom Lea Upper Park. Grand marshal
brations — The City of Las Cruces and New
Mexico State University’s annual 4th of July
is Bob Moore, former El Paso Times editor.
Celebration are Tuesday and Wednesday, July
Interested participants should meet at the cor-
3-4, with the annual Electric Light Parade,
ner of Kerbey and Rim at 9:45 a.m. with deco-
Street Fest and fireworks display. Headliners
rated bikes, scooters, pets and more. Parade
are Dennis DeYoung with the music of Styx,
followed by ice cream and festivities in the
and Jefferson Starship. Admission is free.
park. Everyone is welcome. Information:
Information: (575) 541-2550, (575) 646-5981
rimareaneighborhood.org.
or las-cruces.org.
The Electric Light Parade, “Illuminate the Sky”
Fourth of July at Ascarate Park — El
is 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, from Apodaca Park,
Paso County Parks & Recreation hosts a day of
801 E. Madrid to the Maag Softball Complex.
activities Wednesday, July 4, at Ascarate Park,
Information: (575) 541-2550.
6900 Delta, with food trucks, live music, and
The annual Electric 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run
fireworks. Parking: $5 per vehicle; no charge
begin at 7:30 p.m. at Meerscheidt Recreation
for walk-ins. Picnic shelters are free on a first
Center, 1600 E. Hadley. Information:
come, first served basis, but shelter rentals are
lascrucesrunningclub.com.
available throughout the park starting at $50 for
Independence Day celebration and concerts
the day. No alcohol or tobacco allowed.
are Wednesday, July 4, at Sisbarro Community
Information: 771-2380, epcountyparks.com and
Park, 3205 Arrowhead on the NMSU campus.
on Facebook.
Jefferson Starship begins at 6 p.m. with headlin-
Ascarate Pool will be open noon to 5 p.m.
er Dennis DeYoung performing the Music of
and 6 to 9 p.m.
Styx at 8 p.m. Fireworks at 9:45 p.m. Gates
A skills tournament and VIP area for fire-
open at 4 p.m. Food vendors on site; no
works viewing planned at Ascarate Golf
grilling, personal fireworks, alcohol, RV’s or
Course. Fee is $30; includes meal and live
overnight parking.
music by Little Mike and the Blue Kings Band.
Live music and food trucks in the park 3 to
9:30 p.m. Fireworks will take place on the west
Inn of the Mountain Gods Fireworks
side of the lake at 9:30 p.m.
Extravaganza — The Resort and Casino is in
Mescalero, N.M. (near Ruidoso), will celebrate
Independence Day 3 to 11 p.m. to midnight
La Viña Fourth of July Picnic — The
Wednesday, July 4, with food, live entertain-
winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union,
ment 3 to 10:30 p.m. and family activities, con-
N.M., will host its 20th annual picnic 11:30 a.m.
cluding with a fireworks over Lake Mescalero.
to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, featuring musical
Admission is free. Wrist bands for concessions;
entertainment. Bring a picnic or buy a ham-
jumping balloons: $10. Free shuttle ends at
burger or hot dog. Croquet, badminton and a
midnight. No outside food or drink. Information:
water slide. Wine, soda, water and wine mar-
1-877-277-4577 or innofthemountaingods.com.
garitas for sale. No coolers and no pets.
Admission is free. Visitors may bring their own Mesilla Independence Day — The fire-
lawn chairs. Information: (575) 882-7632 or works display is 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, at
lavinawinery.com. the old Mesilla Plaza. Bring a lawn chair; no
pets or alcohol. Live music and food vendors, 6
Fourth of July at Cohen Stadium — to 9 p.m. Admission is free. Information: (575)
The Independence Day GECU presents Music 524-3262, ext. 116 or mesillanm.gov.
Under the Stars performance of patriotic music Red, White and Blue and Music Fest —
is 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, at the Cohen Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce hosts the
Stadium, 9700 Gateway North, with music by music festival 8 a.m. to midnight Wednesday
country performer Frank Ray, followed by fire- and noon Thursday, July 4-5, at Hang Glider
works. Admission is free. Information: elpaso- Park Griggs Field, 3000 N. Florida in
live.com or on Facebook at Music Under the Alamogordo, with headliners The Bart Crow
Stars.
Please see Page 6
July 2018 El Paso Scene Page 5
July Roundup Silver City Art Clay Festival — The
annual festival is July 16-21 in Silver City, N.M.
Cont’d from Page 5
Workshops held each day; cost varies.
Information: clayfestival.com.
ing room only; $55 reserve seats and $75 VIP;
The Clay Festival brunch is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
available at redwhitebluebrew.eventbrite.com.
Sunday, at Cafe Oso Azul at Bear Mountain
Lodge. Cost: $16-$18. Reservation required at
Silver City Independence Day — The
(575) 538-2538.
annual parade, “Uncle Sam Wants You,” is 10
The CLAYfest market is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
a.m. Wednesday, July 4, snaking down Pope,
Saturday in the A-Space parking lot, 700 block
Bullard, Broadway, Hudson and 12th Street.
of Bullard, with a Wheel Throwing demonstra-
Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast precedes the event
tion and hands on activities.
in Gough Park; activities and entertainment
CLAYPlay events for kids are 2 to 3:30 p.m.
from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fireworks at dusk.
Tuesday through Thursday, and Silver City
Information: (575) 538-3785 or silvercity.org.
Public Library and Bayard Public Library for
Silver City Museum’s 35th annual Ice Cream
grades 3-6. Space is limited to 15; arrival 30
Social is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
minutes early is requested.
Mud Fun for kids grades K through 6 is 10
Southern New Mexico a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, in front of the Market
Cafe on Bullard Street. A Mud Pie contest is 10
Mescalero Apache Ceremonial &
to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, at 614 Bullard.
Rodeo — The Mescalero Reservation hosts
Indian dances and rodeo performances International Space Station Downlink
Wednesday through Saturday, July 4-7, on the — The Las Cruces Museum of Nature &
Mescalero Rodeo Grounds in Mescalero, N.M. Science will host a NASA In-flight Education
Native dances, arts and crafts and food ven- Downlink 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 26, at
dors featured daily. Dinner at 5 p.m. nightly. Las Cruces City Hall, 700 N. Main. Activities
Rodeo performances at 1 p.m. Rodeo admis- include a Space Science Fair for all ages, pres-
sion: $12 ($5 child). Dance and night activities entation from a Solar System Ambassador, and
admission: $7 ($3 children). Information: (575) a live question-and-answer session with astro-
464-4494 or mescaleroapachetribe.com. nauts aboard the International Space Station .
The 39th annual parade, “Honoring the Open submission of questions for the astro-
Famous Mescalero Apache Red Hats and Their nauts accepted through July 7 to asknasa@las-
Legacy” is 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7, with a cruces.org or on Facebook page at lcmuse-
dance at dusk at Inn of the Mountain Gods. ums/events. School groups, camps, and other
Information: (575) 937-2307. groups planning to attend, should make reser-
The annual Mescalero Apache Fire Rescue vations with Stephanie Hawkins (575) 532-
Challenge Run 5K and 10K run is 8 a.m. Friday, 3372 or shawkins@las-cruces.org.
July 6. Registration begins at 7 a.m.
Information, cost: (575) 464-3473.
Fourth Fridays at Alameda Park Zoo
— The City of Alamogordo hosts free monthly
Smokey Bear Stampede — The 62nd events 6 to 10 p.m. the fourth Friday of the
annual celebration is Wednesday through month during the summer months (July 27), at
Sunday, July 4-8, in Capitan, N.M. about 20 Alameda Park Zoo, 1321 N. White Sands, with
miles north of Ruidoso. Ranch rodeo is 1 p.m. live music, outdoor movie, food vendors,
daily, with traditional rodeos nightly at 7 p.m. prizes, giveaways and mor. No pets or outdoor
Rodeo admission: $10 general admission; $6 food and drink; alcohol service for age 21 and
age 6-12 and 65 and older. Information: (575) older offered. Admission is free. Information:
354-2202, smokeybearstampede.com. ci.alamogordo.nm.us or on Facebook.
Rodeo dances are 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. nightly
with live or DJ music. Admission: $5.
Ruidoso Art Festival — The 47th annual
event is Friday through Sunday, July 27-29, at
BBQ Cook-Off dinner is 11 a.m. Tuesday at
the Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra
the Fairgrounds. Plates: $10 regular plate; $15
Blanca (NM 48), with more than 100 artists.
sample plate. Capitan Fourth of July parade is
This yea’s festival will feature some New
10 a.m. Wednesday.
Mexico wineries. Hours are noon to 6 p.m.
The annual 10K run and 2-mile Fun Run begin
Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m.
at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. Registration: (575)
to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $6 per day; $4
354-2748.
for military; $1 ages 10 and younger. Two-day
Roswell UFO Festival — The celebration passes are $10; three-day passes are $15.
of the 71st anniversary of the 1947 “UFO Military discount of $4. Tickets with wine tast-
crash” near Roswell, is Friday through Sunday, ing are additional $10. Sponsored by the
July 6-8, at the Roswell Convention and Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Visitors Center, 912 N. Main, and other loca- Information: (575) 257-7395 or
tions in Roswell, N.M. Information: 1-800-822- RuidosoNow.com.
3545, ufofestivalroswell.com or on Facebook at Rated as one of the country’s top 100 juried
Roswell UFO Festival. art shows, the festival features acrylics, oils and
other media paintings; fiber arts, glass, jewelry,
July Jamboree — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
metalwork, mixed media, paintings of all
Saturday and Sunday, July 7-8, at Zenith Park
media, photography, pottery, sculpture and
in Cloudcroft, with over 60 artisans selling orig-
woodwork.
inal art, pottery, jewelry and more, food and
entertainment. Admission is free. Information:
(575) 682-2733 or coolcloudcroft.com.
Something for everyone
El Paso Lupus Support Group — The
Wednesday Nights on Main — The free
support group for any individual interested in
summer series runs twice monthly 6 p.m.
learning more about lupus meets 10 a.m. to
Wednesdays though July at Plaza de Las Cruces
noon the first Saturday of the month (July 7) at
on historic Main Street, with vendors, food
Life Church’s Community Room, 1580 Joe
trucks, music, activities, and entertainment.
Battle. Admission is free; friends and family
Information: (575) 522-1232.
welcome. Information: 319-9427 or on
• July 11: “Circus Night” with entertainment
Facebook at KnowLupusElPaso.
from Odd Lab’s Circus Bootcamp.
• July 25: “Superheroes.” All ages can cosplay
as their favorite superheroes.
Please see Page 7
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July Roundup toy collectibles of all kinds. Admission is free. Categories for various crusts, as well as Old
Art of the Arts Society — The informal Information: (916) 222-5458. Fashioned, gluten free and vegan. Entry fee is
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organization supporting the International $5 per entry per category; entry deadline is
Museum of Art, 1211 Montana, hosts a presen-
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert June 30. Full rules and entry available online.
Homeschooling Conference — The El tation at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, July 21, with
Crossing — The 14th annual market runs • Cooking Demos are 9:30 and 11 a.m.
Paso Homeschool Association Conference, 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Ardovino’s
author, musician, artist and entrepreneur James Saturday, July 14 and 28.
‘Beyond the Box,” is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in
Robert Murphy. Information: 543-6747. • Kid’s Day/Pajama Day events are July 21.
and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13-14, at Sunland Park, N.M. Information: (575) 589-
Murphy co-founded and directed the New
Vino Nuevo East, 988 Kessler. Registration $45 York State Blues Festival also directed the
0653 or ardovinos.com. Christmas in July Craft Fair — Park East
per family; daycare available for additional cost. • Sunrise yoga is to 10 a.m. Cost: $10. Club House, 1725 hosts a craft fair 9 a.m. to 4
Syracuse Guinness Irish Festival. He moved to
Vender hall is free and open to the public. • An Americana Market is July 7, with various p.m. Saturday, July 14. Information: 588-2735.
El Paso in 2004 as managing director for El
Information: Raquel Ruiz, 373-7941 or elpaso- traditional games. Apple Pie Bake Off judging
Paso Opera. He was director of development
homeschool.org. begins at 9 a.m. with tasting at 10:30 a.m.
for the El Paso Museum of History since 2006 Please see Page 8
Keynote speaker is Andrew Pudewa of IEW. until his recent retirement. As ”Austin” Jim
Featured speaker Peggy Polyhor, Founder/CEO Murphy, he has been a songwriter and per-
of SPED Homeschool. former since the early 1970s.
Opening the Energy Gates — Center for Guests encouraged to stay for a reception and
Internal Arts, 5757 Montoya Drive, hosts and free Sunset Film Society movie screening of
“Opening the Energy Gates of the Body” Chi “The Incredibles” at 2 p.m.
Gung meditation and movements workshop 9 El Paso Crohns & Autoimmune
a.m. to noon Sundays July 15 and 29, Aug. 5 Disease Support Group — The support
and 12, and Sept. 2. Cost: $190 for all five group meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of the
sessions. Information, registration: Steve month (July 17) on the campus of Tech
Barowsky, 584-4730, sborowsky1@gmail.com University Health Sciences Center, 4800
or centerforinternalarts.com. Alberta, in the Paul Foster Education Building,
Cultivate Forum — The forum on local Room 211. Parking available next to the clinic
food systems and sustainability is 5:30 p.m. (on left). Information: Carrie Wilkie, (214) 708-
Thursday, July 19, at El Paso Community 2989, ccwilkie@elpasocrohns.com.
Foundation’s Foundation Room, 333 N. Mustard Seed Community Café — The
Oregon Street. Admission is free; light refresh- faith-based, pay-what-you-can café is open 11
ments served. Information: Gary Williams, 533- a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays at
4020 or gwilliams@epcf.org. Westside Community Church, 201 Sunset.
The July forum features several short docu- Information: 440-SEED (7333), mustardseed-
mentary films, including “Avanyu: Protecting cafe.org or on Facebook.
the Rio Grande” directed by Dana Romanoff The café’s mission is to provide nutritious and
and Amy Marquis, “Boy zshan Bi-den (Buffalo delicious meals regardless of people’s ability to
Return)” directed by Colin Ruggiero, “Leche y pay while using local, organic, and sustainably
miel” directed by Justin Clifford, and “Wildlife grown ingredients whenever possible.
and the Wall” directed by Ben Masters.
H-D Riding Academy — Those interest in
‘Seismology’ Nerd Night — Seismology is learning to ride a motorcycle can take classes
the subject for the 8th Nerd Night event host- June 29-July 1 and July 27-29 at Barnett
ed by Insights El Paso 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July Harley-Davidson, 8272 Gateway, with riding
19, at Border Burger Bar, 3329 Fort Blvd, with portion at Santa Teresa Airport. Information:
guest speaker Dr. Aaron Velasco from UTEP Eddie, (575) 202-7693.
Geologic Sciences. Age 21 and older welcome.
Admission; $10 per person; RSVP at insightsel- Job Corps Tours — Job Corps, 11155
paso.org/programs/nerd-nights/. Military dis- Gateway West, offers free tours at 2 p.m.
count offered. Information: 534-0000. every Tuesday and 10 a.m. every Thursday.
Participants will play on a Fact or Fiction Free GED or Online HSD and training for
Seismology Trivia game centered on clips from those who qualify. Participants must be 16-24
the movie “San Andres.” years of age, low income, committed to living a
drug-free life, must be a U.S. citizen or legal
‘Bring Sexy Back’ Smut Slam — Seven resident. Call to be added to visitors list: 621-
Gods Entertainment host the smut slam 8 p.m. 0881. Information: davidlcarrasco.jobcorps.gov.
midnight Friday, July 20, at Joe Vinny &
Bronson’s Bohemian Café, 824 N. Piedras. Bazaars and fairs
Audience members can sign up to tell a five-
minute, true story about a sexual encounter. Cloudcroft Art Society’s Art Show and
Admission: $5, adults only. Information: 226- Sale — The society’s Fourth of July art show
7110 or on Facebook at Smut Slam. and sale is June 30-July 4 at The Lodge Resort
Sexy vendors and performances throughout and Spa in Cloudcroft. The artwork includes
the night, and a with panel of “Sexperts” paintings (all media), photography, pottery,
answering sex or sexual health-related ques- pine-needle baskets, painted gourds, handcraft-
tions. Questions will be kept anonymous. ed dolls, prints and cards. Hours are 10 a.m. to
6 p.m. Saturday through Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 2
Chicano(a) History Project — The p.m. Wednesday. Information on Facebook at
Chicano(a) History project will initiate plans for Cloudcroft Art Society.
the La Raza Organizing in El Paso in the 1980s
Conference 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 21, Mexican Arts Show and Sale — The
at Lincoln Park, 4001 Durazno. Admission is event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday,
free. Information: 801-5915 or on Facebook at June 30-July 1, on the visitor center patio at
eptchicanhistproj. White Sands National Monument near
Alamogordo. Admission is free to the show and
RWVA Appleseed Clinic — Project sale. The show features intricate Mata Ortiz
Appleseed History, Heritage, and Rifle pottery, Oaxacan woodcarvings, and Zapotec
Marksmanship Clinic 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday rugs. Daily film screenings and kids’ activities
and Sunday, July 21-22, at EPCC Law also featured. Information: (575) 479-6124 or
Enforcement Training Academy, Mission Del nps.gov/whsa.
Paso Campus, 10700 Gateway East. Open to all
shooting sport enthusiasts. Families welcome. Sportscard and Toy Collectible Show
Class size restricted. Cost: $60; $20 military, — The trading card and toy show is noon to 6
law enforcement, disabled, youth. Information: p.m. Sunday, July 1, at Sunland Park Mall, host-
tx@appleseedinfo.org or appleseedusa.org. ed by J & M Sportscards, with sportscards and

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July Roundup is El Paso Mayor Dee Margo. Wives and wid-
ows of retired officers from any branch of serv-
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ice are invited. Cost: $18. Reservations (by
noon July 13): 472-1979.
Zia Weekend at Ruidoso Downs — The
annual arts and craft show is Friday through Doña Ana Photography Club (DAPC)
Sunday, July 27-29, at Ruidoso Downs — The club hosts free photography programs,
Racetrack, featuring around 60 all-New Mexico open to the public, 7 to 9 p.m. selected
made artworks, handmade items and entertain- Tuesdays at Southwest Environmental Center,
ment. Admission is free. Information: (575) 275 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces.
378-4431 or raceruidoso.com. Information: daphotoclub.org. July 17: Table
Top Photography with Dale Taylor.
Kern Place Art and Farmers Market
— 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the last Sunday of the PEEP Learning Lab — Photography
month at 205 Cincinnati. Enthusiasts of El Paso hosts workshops 6 to 8
p.m. the fourth Wednesday every other month
Mission Trail Art Market — 11 a.m. to 6 at 500 W Paisano, Second floor meeting room.
p.m. on the third Sunday of the month (July Cost: $5 per workshop (free for members).
15) in the Veteran’s Memorial Plaza in San Light refreshments served. Payment at the
Elizario. Food and drink concessions and enter- door or at the.elusive.photon.im/PEEP/.
tainment. Information: 851-0093 or mission- July 25: Astrophotography with John Hall.
trailartmarket.com.
Downtown Artist and Farmers Market Area attractions
— 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in the Union Wet ’N’ Wild Waterworld — The water
Plaza District along Anthony Street. park at 8804 S. Desert, Anthony, Texas (I-10 at
Information: 212-1780 or elpasoartsandcul- Exit 0) is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends, 11
ture.org. a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays during the summer
Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market months. Season pass for 2018 (May 5-Sept. 9)
— 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and is $48.99. Tickets: $25.99, plus tax; $20.99 kids
Saturdays along a 7-block area of Main Street, under 48 inches tall; $4.99 age 1-3; free for
Downtown. babies under 1. Seniors/picnic fee: $14.99.
Information: 886-2222, wetwild.com or on
Upper Valley Artists and Farmers Facebook.
Market — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, at the Neon Paint Party, an after hours electronic
Substation on Doniphan at Sunset. dance party featuring Deorro, is 8 p.m. to 2
a.m. Saturday, June 30. Call for ticket informa-
For a good cause tion.
The annual Fireworks display is 9 p.m.
Lumbre Run to Benefit the Young Wednesday, July 4.
Marines — The motorcycle run begins
Sunday, July 8, at Barnett Harley-Davison, Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino —
Gateway East. Registration is 10:30 a.m. to 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive),
noon. Information on Facebook at Lumbre Run Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1
to Benefit the Young Marines. a.m. Sunday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 2
a.m. Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday
Furr Ball — The Lincoln County (N.M.) and Saturday. Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m.
Humane Society’s benefit for the local animal everyday. General admission and parking are
shelter is 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-
Alto Lakes Golf and Country Club. Tickets: park.com.
$140. Information: hslcnm.org.
Western Playland — The amusement park
The Cat’s Meow Fundraiser —A lasagna is at 1249 Futurity Dr. in Sunland Park, N.M.
fundraiser is 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Tickets (tax not included): $21.21 42 inches or
the Cat’s Meow Adoption and Resource taller or $16.60 juniors 34 to 41 inches (pay
Center, 2211 N. Mesquite in Las Cruces, in one price); $5 non-rider admission. Individual
celebration of its first anniversary. Lasagnas ride tickets are $2.50; rides are 1 or 2 tickets.
from local restaurants and donors, Italian sodas, Information: (575) 589-3410,
desserts, silent auction and more. Tickets: $15 westernplayland.com or on Facebook.
(2 for $25) Information: (575) 640-0011, (575) July hours are 3 to 10 p.m. Saturdays, 3 to 9
639-3036 or thecatsmeowlascruces.com. p.m. Sundays, 7 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday
through Friday. Closed July 26.
Club news
Wyler Aerial Tramway — The state park
Westside Welcome Club — The nonprof- tramway, 1700 McKinley, gives passengers a
it group is open to both newcomers and long- view of Texas, New Mexico and Mexico from
time residents. Information: westsidewelcome- Ranger Peak, elevation 5,632 feet. Cost is $8
club.com. The monthly luncheon is 11:30 a.m. for adults and $4 for children 12 years and
Wednesday, July 11, at The Greenery under. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Friday and
Restaurant in Sunland Park Mall. Lunch on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed
one’s own from menu. RSVP: Alicia Sanchez, Monday through Thursday. Information: 562-
449-2121 or alicalosan@aol.com. 9899 or 566-6622.
Vegetarian Society Dinner and Movie Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park is managed
— The Vegetarian Society of El Paso hosts a by Texas Parks & Wildlife and is also part of
Mediterranean themed vegan buffet and show- Franklin Mountains State Park.
ing of the British comedy “Carnage: Swallowing Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305
the Past” 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road. The center fea-
Radisson El Paso Airport, 1770 Airway. The tures a museum on the Tigua tribe. Hours are
public is welcome. Cost: $25 ($22 society 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
members); reservation due by July 10 to 877- Free children’s activities. Admission is free.
3030 or vsep.org. Information: 859-7700, ysletadelsurpueblo.org.
Retired Officers’ Wives’ Club — A Fresh Indian bread is on sale at the center,
Hawaiian-themed luncheon noon to 2:30 p.m. made Saturday mornings. Also featured are
Tuesday, July 17, at Centennial Banquet and family-operated gift shops, featuring jewelry,
Conference Center, on East Fort Bliss. Speaker pottery and other crafts.

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5 and 6-8. Call for cost. Information: 408-3405 Reservations recommended; space is limited.
or balletelpaso.com. All proceeds support the preservation of the

Summer fun for kids
Magoffin Home. Dress is suitable clothing for
Fairy Princess Dance Camp — For the hands-on activities or getting dirty. Cost: $60
Love of Dance, 7930 N. Mesa, Suite B9, hosts
For more extensive listings of area summer camps and classes,
(includes snack and beverages; participants
summer camp for children ages 3-8 10 a.m. to
should bring a sack lunch each day).
go to www.epscene.com/summerfunguide.html
noon Monday through Friday, July 9-13, focus-
Information: 533-5147 or
ing on a different fairy or princess each day and
visitmagoffinhome.com.
what makes her a role model for young ladies.
Day camps Leadership Academy Youth Camps — Camps include welcome, storytime, warm up,
• July 11-13: Life in 19th Century El Paso
(ages 6-8). Attendees will play the parts of the
El Paso Leadership Academy,1918 Texas, hosts dance, snack, and making a costume accessory
YMCA summer camps - El Paso YMCA its camps Monday through Friday, July 16-27, early settlers of El Paso and create their own
to take home each day. Tuition: $125 per five-
branches offer programs through mid-August for youth entering grades 5 to 7. Sessions are 9 version of the city.
day camp. Information: 276-6522 or
for grades K-5, at all three El Paso branches. a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Half-day • July 18-20: “Victorian Science” (ages 8-10).
4lovedance.com.
Camps run Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 camp: $100: full-day camp: $200 for two-week Explore steam engines, photography, vaccines,
Music and theater
p.m.Camps are $150 per week; ($95 mem- sessions. Register at epleadershipacademy.org. sound recording and more! Kids will learn sci-
bers). Information/costs: 584-9622, ext. 21 or Camps include Introduction to Chess, Chess entific method and use it to conduct experi-
elpasoymca.org. Locations: Masters, Number Sense (mastering mental Kids-N-Co. — Theater camps are at First ments that were done in the Victorian Era.
• Loya Family YMCA, 2044 Trawood, is math), Storytelling through Film, Intro to Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison. Tuition: • Aug. 15-17: “Saving History” Kids Camp.
through Aug. 24. Information: 590-9622. Drama, Drama Production Camp, Fantastic $300 per camp; $200 Kindergarten Camps. Attendees will learn history is all around them
• Bowling Family YMCA, 5509 Will Ruth (call Fine Arts (visual and performing arts), Car Information: 274-8797 or on Facebook. and the importance of saving it for future gen-
for schedule). Information: 755-9622. Modeling, Computer Coding, and Multimedia • Production Camp for age 8-15 is 12:30 to erations.
• Westside Family YMCA, 7145 N. Mesa, is 7 Production Camp. 4:30 p.m. July 9-Aug. 3. Summer kids’ classes for age 6-10 are 9 a.m.
a.m. to 6 p.m. through Aug. 10. Information: • Kinder Camps for age 5-7 are 9:30 to 11:30 to noon on the following Fridays:
584-9622. Safety Town — The 51st annual Safety a.m. are July 9-20 and July 23-Aug. 3. • July 6 and Aug. 3: Kids Adobe Class:
Town program for children about to start Building with Dirt. Using materials and tech-
YWCA Summer Camps — Enrollment school has free weekly sessions 10 a.m. to UTEP Summer Dance Camp — July 9- niques that made the Magoffin Home, kids will
forms available online at ywcaelpaso.org. Cost: noon Mondays through Fridays through July 20 for ages 3-11. Cost: $190. Information: 747- learn how homes were built in El Paso before
$110 weekly (daily rates vary). Information, 27 at Bassett Place. Registration forms available 5146 or utep.edu/liberalarts/theatre-dance. the railroad brought brick and lumber. Cost: $10.
registration: ywcaelpaso.org. Locations: at the Bassett Place Customer Service Center. • Aug. 10: “Etiquette Class: Tea Party!” Kids
Nature/History
• Mary Ann Dodson, 4400 Boy Scout Lane, 7 No classes July 2-6. Information: 772-7016 or learn the history of entertaining in El Paso in
a.m. to 6 p.m. through Aug. 10. (Daily rate, ShopBassettPlace.com. the 1880s, as well as the manners expected at
$45). Outdoor camp. Information: 519-0005. The program is open to children ages 5 and 6 Zoo Camp — The week-long camps for ages such social functions. The three-course tea will
• Rogers, 1600 Brown, 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. who are about to start school. The one-week 6 to 10 are 9 a.m. to noon Monday through include dairy and wheat items. Cost: $25.
through Aug. 24. No daily rates. Information: class, sponsored by Bassett Place with the El Friday, through Aug. 6, at the El Paso Zoo,
519-0107. Paso Police Department, teaches kids about 4001 E. Paisano. Cost: $110 per week; $95 zoo Centennial Museum Camp Discovery
• Escobar, 115 N. Davis, 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 traffic, fire, stray animals, strangers, drugs and members. Information: 212-0245 or elpaso- — UTEP’s Centennial Museum and
p.m. through Aug. 24. No daily rate. other safety issues. zoosociety.org. Chihuahuan Desert Gardens hosts its kids sum-
Information: 519-0105. mer camps 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
• Shirley Leavell, 10712 Sam Snead, 5:30 a.m. Club Rec — The City of El Paso Parks and Magoffin Kids’ Camps and classes — Friday, through July 27 for kids entering
to 6 p.m. through Aug. 25. Daily rate, $35. Recreation Department summer camp runs Magoffin Home State Historic Site hosts Kids grades 4 to 8.
Information: 519-0003. Monday through Friday through Aug. 10 for Camps 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. selected Wednesdays
ages 6-12. Cost is $40 per week. Information: through Fridays during the summer months. Please see Page 10
St. Mark’s Adventure Camps — St. 544-0393 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.
Mark’s United Methodist Church, 5005 Love Registration at any city recreation center.
Road, hosts children’s weekly camps 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. Monday through Friday, through July Art/crafts
20. Information, registration: 581-2186 or
loveroad.org. El Paso Museum of Art — The museum’s
• July 2-6: Stars and Stripes Summer Art Camps run Tuesdays through
• July 9-13: Wild West Fridays, July 10-13, July 31-Aug. 3 and Aug.
• July 16-20: It’s A Jungle. 7-10, for ages 6-13. Morning sessions are 9:30
a.m. to noon; afternoon sessions are 1 to 3:30
Holocaust Museum summer camp — El p.m. Tuition: $75 ($60 members). Information:
Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center, 715 212-0300 or elpasoartmuseum.org.
N. Oregon, will host its program, “Small But
Mighty” 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, Young Rembrandts — Young Rembrandts
July 9-13 for ages 8-12. Cost: $50. hosts its week-long summer camps for ages 4-
Information: Jamie Williams 351-0048, ext. 28, 13 at Westside Community Church, 201
or elpasoholocaustmuseum.org. Sunset. Cost: $193 per week. Information: 234-
2248 or youngrembrandts.
Latinitas Summer Camp — Latinitas • July 23-July 27: Pastel workshop: Colorful
hosts its summer camp for girls entering grades Critters
5th through 7th 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays • July 30-Aug. 3: Pastel Workshop: World Of
through Thursdays, July 9-26, at El Paso Dinosaurs.
Leadership Academy, 1918 Texas, with guest
speakers, one field trip each week, snacks and Dance
t-shirts. Fee: $300, register at epleader-
shipacademy.org/summer-camps/. Information: Ballet Summer for Kids 2018 — Olga’s
298-3900, jcasillas@epleadershipacademy.org Russian Ballet School, 631 N. Resler, hosts its
or latinitasmagazine.org. Four-Day Ballet for Kids classes July 9-26.
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Summer Fun offers four-day interactive youth summer Math/Science Cost: $250 (includes lunch). Information: 443-
camps for ages 7 to 12 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday 5927 or ridingretreat.org.
Cont’d from Page 9 Insights Summer Camps — Insights hosts
through Friday, July 24-27, with hands-on The non-profit Therapeutic Horseback Riding
activities to explore the science, methods, tools hands-on experimental STEAM summer camp Facility’s summer camp is open to riders of all
Registration: $75 per camp ($80 late registra- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at
and artifacts of archaeologists. Cost: $70 ($55 abilities, including those with special needs.
tion); $350 for all six camps. Before/after care UTEP. Cost: $100 per week. RSVP: insightsel-
members). Space is limited. Advance registra-
is $10 per hour per student. Information/regis-
tion required. Information: 755-4332 or paso.org. Information, 534-0000. Westsidestars Volleyball — El Paso Stars
tration: Kaye Mullins, 747-8994 or • July 23-27: “Time Warp” at UTEP’s volleyball hosts two-week co-ed summer
elpasotexas.gov/arch_museum/.
kmullins@utep.edu. Geological Science Building, ages 11-14 (grades camps 8 a.m. to noon Mondays through
• July 9-13: “Star Camp, Explore the 6-8). Fridays, through Aug. 10, at All Stars Haven
Universe!” Reading/Language • July 30-Aug. 3: “Superhero Math and 4585 Ripley, Building #4. Cost: $20 per day.
• July 16-20: “Celebrate Culture – Exploring Science at UTEP’s Aerospace Education Lab, Information: 585-1080 or
Our Diversity.”
Barnes & Noble Summer Reading — elpasostars.org/camps-clinics.
Kids can earn a free book in the Summer read- for ages 11-14 (grades 6-8).
• July 23-27: “Dinosaurs, Dragons and • Aug. 6-10: “Zootopia,” at UTEP’s
ing program through Sept. 3, at area Barnes
Monsters, Fact or Fiction?” Centennial Museum and Desert Gardens, for Painted Dunes Summer Junior Golf
& Nobles. Kids entering grades 1-6 can earn a
ages 9-11 (grades 4 and 5). Camps — Painted Dunes Golf Course, 12000
‘Explore Your History’ — El Paso free book by reading books and completing a
McCombs, hosts junior golf camps for kids ages
Museum of History, 510 N. Santa Fe, offers journal about the books they’ve read. Books
5-17 9 to 11 a.m. Monday through Thursday,
four-day camps 9 a.m. to noon for age 8-12 read during the summer do not need to be Sports through Aug. 16, for all skill levels. Instruction
and 1 to 4 p.m. for age 11-15, Tuesdays purchased from Barnes & Noble, but forms
UTEP Sports - All camp prices subject to based on swing mechanics, short game, prac-
through Fridays, July 10-Aug. 10. Cost: $70 must be completed to earn free book; limit one
increase after pre-registration tice skills, etiquette and rules. Cost: $75 per
per camp ($55 museum members). per participating child. Forms available at bar-
dates.Information, registration: 747-6065 . week (includes snacks). Class size limited.
Information: 212-3163, knoedlerjm@elpaso- nesandnoble.com/summerreading.
Registration: utepathletics.com/summercamps. Information: 821-2122 or
texas.gov or history.elpasotexas.gov.
Morning camps:
‘Reading Rocks!’ — The El Paso Public Football: painteddunes.com/junior_camps/.
Library’s free Reading Club for grades K • One Day Skills Camp for high school juniors
• July 10-13: Learning History through Music
• July 17-20: Folktales, Legends and Myths of
through 6, teens and adults club runs through and seniors is 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 28, Gus & Goldie Learn to Swim — The
summer months at all public library facilities. at Sun Bowl Stadium. Cost: $26.50. swim lessons during the summer months at all
El Paso
Registration forms available at any public library Volleyball (all camps at Memorial Gym): indoor swimming pools. Sessions are Monday
• July 24-27: Missions, Trails and Conquests
or at elpasolibrary.org. Information: 212-3261. • Lil Miners Camps for those entering grades through Thursday for two weeks. Weekend
• July 31-Aug 3: The History of Inventions
3-6 are 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday through sessions also offered on first come first served
• Aug. 7-10: From Prisms to Films, with Chinese Class — El Paso Chinese Baptist
“Acting Out, Playing and Learning your Saturday, July 12-14, and July 19-21. Cost: basis. Space is limited. Call for schedule, cost.
Church and Faith Hope Chinese School, 2030
History” 1 to 4 p.m. $90. Information: 212-0092 or online at elpaso-
Grant, hosts summer classes for kids ages 7-14
Afternoon camps, “Storytelling through • Camps for grades 6-12 are 10 a.m. to 4:30 texas.gov/parks.
1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 23-
Photography”: 27, to learn The secret of Chinese character; p.m. Thursday through Saturday, July 12-14,
• July 17-20: Photography Basics Chinese cuisine; Chinese culture and traditions; and July 19-21. Cost: $145. Also
• July 24-27: Capturing Moments lunar calendar and solar terms; the Chinese • Team Camp for grades 9-12 is 5:30 to 8:30
• July 31-Aug 3: Producing Your Own Video. zodiac; tai chi, counting in Chinese and more. p.m. Wednesday through Friday, July 18-20. UTEP STEM Camps — Students ages 14-
Cost: $50 per child. Information: 257-9354 or Cost: $53 per camper. 21 with mental or physical disabilities are
Archaeology Day Camp — El Paso Basketball: encouraged to learn about careers in the STEM
elpasochinesebaptist.com/faithhopechine-
Museum of Archaeology, 4301 Transmountain • Youth camps for grades K-7 are 9 a.m. to 4 fields during two free week-long summer
seschool.
Road in Northeast El Paso (west of U.S. 54), p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 9-12, and camps 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the weeks of July 9 and
July 30-Aug. 2, at the Don Haskins Center Aug. 6 on the UTEP campus. Up to 25 stu-
hosted by UTEP Men’s Basketball. Cost: $250. dents may enroll in each camp that focuses on
Soccer: science, technology, engineering and mathe-
• Summer Soccer Challenge camp is 6:30 to matics.Information: Neelam Agarwal, 747-7462
9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 16- or cass@utep.edu.
19, at University Field. Cost: $130-$145.
Camp Creativity — Michael’s hosts its
Black Range Horsemanship Camp — annual summer crafts for kids 10 a.m. to noon
The camp is July 8-21 in Winston, N.M., in the Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, through
Cuchillo Mountains. Cost: $900; $100 reserva- July 27, with a different craft featuring Disney
tion deposit required. Half sessions are July 8- kids each day. Cost: $5 per session. Early reser-
14 or July 15-21. Cost: $500. Information: vations encouraged; space is limited. Open to
(575) 743-1602, (575)740-1778 or on ages 3 and up. Locations: 811 Sunland Park
Facebook. Drive and 1313 George Dieter, Suite C.
Information: michaels.com/camp-creativity.
First Tee Summer Camps — First Tee of
Greater El Paso hosts its five-day summer pro-
Sacramento Summer Camps —
grams 9 a.m. to noon Mondays though Fridays
Sacramento Methodist Assembly, 30 miles
through Aug. 3, at Ascarate Golf Course,
southeast of Cloudcroft, N.M., offers summer
6900 Delta, and other courses. Financial aid,
camps for children and teens. Early registration
military discounts, and sibling discounts offered.
encouraged; space is limited. Information, cost:
STEM Links Camp is Aug. 6-10. Cost: $100 per
1-800-667-3414. Registration forms available at
child per week. Information: thefirsttee-
sacramentoassembly.org.
greaterelpaso.org.
• July 2-6: Family Camp for kids and parents:
Wee Ones session for ages 3 1/2 to 5 are 9 to
Cost: $223-$303 based on lodging.
10 a.m. are July 14-Aug. 11. Space is limited.
• July 8-13: Music on the Mountain, for grade
Cost: $50.
7-12. Cost: $445.
“All In” class sessions for those who can’t par-
• July 9-13: Promise Seekers Camp for grades
ticipate during the week are July 14-Aug. 11
4-6. Cost: $290.
for all ages. Fee: $50.
• July 23-27: Youth Horse Camp for grades 7-
Fencing Summer Camps — Salle De Long 12. Cost: $385.
Fencing School’s annual summer camps are 8 • July 30-Aug. 3: Camp Sunshine for ages 16
a.m. to noon July 16-20 for ages 6 to 18 at its and older with disabilities. Cost: $285.
fencing center, 1105 E. Yandell (at Octavia).
Cost: $150 for five days for returning campers; Las Cruces Museum of Art — Las Cruces
$180 for five days for new campers. Museum of Art, 411 N. Main. Information, cost:
Information: 346-4338, salledelong.co. (575) 541-2137 Full schedule at museums.las-
cruces.org. Kids and Teens five-day classes are
Summer Horse Camp — Rancho 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays
Escondido Therapeutic Riding and Equine
through Fridays through Aug. 3. Cost per
Assisted Therapy, Inc. (RETREAT) hosts its 2nd
week; $50 kids; $60 teens; registration due
annual summer horse camp 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday before the class.
July 16-20, in Santa Teresa for ages 6 to 16.

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Cool Canyon Nights — The 8th annual Hosted by Alive Audio. Vendors, jumping bal-
series of free outdoor concerts are 6 to 9 p.m. loons, food and drink offered. Admission is
Thursdays at McKelligon Canyon, free; donations of feminine products and toi-
Amphitheatre, sponsored by WestStar Bank. letries for the Reynolds Home will be taken.
Patio performance begins at 6 p.m. with head- Information: 269-9919, 929-9055 (Reynolds
liner at 7 p.m. on the main stage. Admission is Home) or on Facebook.
free but space is limited. Information: 544-9550
Music Under the Stars — The 35th sum-
or kisselpaso.com. VIP tickets are $10.
mer concert series sponsored by GECU and
• July 5: Main Street
presented by the City of El Paso Museums and
• July 12: Brown Betty
Cultural Affairs Department is 7:30 to 9:30
• July 19: Sunshine Pumpers
p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. Information:
• July 26: Windy City.
elpasolive.com or on Facebook at Music Under
Alfresco! Fridays — The 16th season of the Stars. July concerts are at Cohen Stadium,
free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. 9700 Gateway North:
Fridays at Convention Center Plaza. • July 8: Gedeon Luke and The People (soul)
Information: 534-0600, alfrescofridays.com or • July 15: Chicano Batman (indie rock)
on Facebook. • July 22: Queen Nation (Queen Tribute)
• June 29: Joe King Carrasco (Tex-Mex rock) Independence Day concert with fireworks
• July 6: La Sonora Blue (tropical Latin) finale is 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, at
• July 13: Joe Barron (country) Cohen Stadium, with music by country musi-
• July 20: Billy Townes (progressive jazz) cian Frank Ray and a fireworks finale.
• July 27: Ooh La La (classic disco)
State Line Music Series — 1222 Sunland
Parks & Recreation Summer Concerts Park. The outdoor concert series is 8 to 10
—The free outdoor music concerts 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays. Admission is free; age 21
p.m. at various parks. No alcohol or glass bot- and older welcome. Bring non-perishable food
tles. Food vendors and activities for kids donation or cash donation for El Pasoans
offered. Information, updates: 212-0092 or Fighting Hunger. Information: 581-3371or on
elpasotexas.gov/parks. Facebook at The State Line Bar-B-Q.
• Friday, June 29: Los Silver at San Jacinto • July 4: John Baumann
Plaza, Downtown. • July 11: Randall King
• Saturday, June 30: 1st Armored Division • July 18: Statesboro Revue
Band and Dream Merchants at San Jacinto • July 25: Powell Brothers
Plaza. • Aug. 1: Special guest TBA
• Sunday, July 1: La Magiztral Sonora at Pavo
Howling Coyote Open Mic — The open
Real Park, 9301 Alameda.
mic event is 7 p.m. Friday, July 6, at Center
• Friday, July 6: La Magiztral Sonora at San
for Spiritual Living, 575 N. Main, on Las Cruces
Jacinto Plaza.
Downtown Main Street. Doors open for jam
Saturday, July 7: The Mixx at Veterans Park,
session at 6 p.m. Free admission. Information:
5301 Salem.
Melody Burns (575) 525-9333 or boband-
• Sunday, July 8: Billy Townes at Yucca Park,
melody@sbcglobal.net. The July performance
957 Lafayette.
is dedicated to singer, guitarist and storyteller
• Friday, July 13 and 20: 338th US Army
Jim Carlile Sr. who died June 8 at age 92.
Rock Band of Fort McCoy, Wisconsin at San
Jacinto Plaza. La Parada — The monthly grassroots event
• Saturday, July 14: Dream Merchants at celebrating local culture and lifestyles is 8 p.m.
Veterans Park. to 2 a.m. Friday, July 6 at San Carlos Building,
• Saturday, July 21: Billy Townes Network 501 Texas, with music by Ribo Ruckus (Ribo
Band at Veterans Park. Flavin and Ralph the Ruckus with special
• Friday, July 27: The Mixx at San Jacinto guests), Late Night Social Club, Penumbra
Plaza. Rabio, Mago, and Echoes in the Park. Live art
by Christian Apodaca. Information: 351-6023
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — or on Facebook at laparadaep.
1200 Futurity Dr. Sunland Park, N.M. No
cover. Information: (575) 874-5200 or Sunland- The Dry River — 9910 Montana.
Park.com/entertainment. Performances begin at 9 p.m. Information:
• Saturday, June 30: Blasphemous Rumours, 892-2146, thedryriver.com or on Facebook.
Depeche Mode tribute band. • Friday, July 6: North Carolina singer, song-
• Friday, July 6: Javier Enrique, Juan Gabriel writer Caleb Caudle
Tribute. • Saturday, July 7: Rockabilly Strangers
• Saturday, July 14: Rio, Duran Duran Tribute. • Friday, July 20: Country singer Abe Mac
• Saturday, July 28: Wanted, Bon Jovi Tribute. • Saturday, July 28: Sorry About Your Sister.
• Friday, Aug. 3: Texas musician Sam Barlow.
First Thursdays Fandango — Carambola
Community Music hosts free musical gatherings Music in the Park — The Las Cruces sum-
6 to 9 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at mer concert series is 7 p.m. Sundays at Young
various locations. Participants are invited to Park, 1905 E. Nevada, unless otherwise listed.
bring their instruments, voices, dancing feet No pets allowed. Admission is free.
and a friend. July 5: Pera Luna Park, 3300 Information: (575) 541-2550 or las-cruces.org.
Pera. Information: 730-0510 or carambola- • July 8: New Mexico National Guard 44th
communitymusic.org. Army Band at the Plaza de Las Cruces.
• July 15: Frank Ray (country & western) and
Women Who Rock El Paso — 6 to 11 Severo y Grupo Fuego (Tejano, oldies).
p.m. Sunday, July 1, at Painted Dunes Golf
• July 22: Maria Muldaur and Ray Anthony &
Course, 12000 McCombs, with live music from
Powerslyde (jazz, funk, rock).
Carla Riojas, Steel Queen Band, Moonar,
Sayverse and the Chamanas, as well as a per-
formance from Sound Stage 9 students. The Please see Page 12
July 2018 El Paso Scene Page 11
Music 14, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, fea- 4189, weednm.org or on Facebook.
turing Andy and Amy Smith, percussion, and Open mic is 8 to 8:45 a.m. Saturday with
Cont’d from Page 11
presenting the 2018 Young Musician Awards. guest bands beginning at 9 a.m. Featured bands
Tickets: $18; $14 seniors, military; $7 students include Simple Gifts, Blue Sky Country,
• Aug. 5: Remember Then … A Class Act
(Ticketmaster). Information: 449-0619 or Southern Flavor, Tucumcari Crossroads, Bobby
(oldies) and Soul Shine (variety).
epsmf.org. Giles and Texas Gales and High Ground.
Thursday Night Music on the Plaza is 7 p.m.
A Bluegrass gospel devotional service is 9 a.m.
at Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 N. Main. Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society Sunday. Admission is free.
• July 12: Flat Blak (rock ’n’ roll) and — The society presents the RG Thrio Jazz
To get there: take Hwy 130, turn right at
Wildhorse (country and western). Band at its monthly concert series 7 p.m.
Cloudcroft, and follow the signs to Weed,
• July 26: Mexico Vive! Show, featuring Sunday, July 15, at First Christian Church,
which is 23 miles southeast of Cloudcroft.
Mariachis Antonio Reyna, folklorico and more. 1809 El Paseo in Las Cruces. Admission: $10
($5 members; $1 students with ID). Reception Hard Road Trio — KRWG presents the
Tribes release parties — The local indie- bluegrass band with Bill Evans on banjo at 7
precedes the concert at 6:30 p.m. Information:
rock mariachi band hosts events in July for the
Larry Brooks, (575) 640-8752 or p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Atkinson Recital Hall
release of their new album and video.
mvjazzblues.net. on the NMSU Horseshoe in Las Cruces for its
Information: (480) 444-8963 or tribestx.com.
annual fundraiser. Ticket information: (575)
• Music Video Premiere Party is 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tailgate 2018 — The annual outdoor con- 646-2222 or RioGrandeTheatre.com.
Thursday, July 12, as Alamo Drafthouse, 250 cert series in Alamogordo, N.M., raises funds
E. Montecillo, with showing of video, give- for the Flickinger Center. Concerts begin at 8 ‘Viva Big Bend’ Music Festival — Texas
aways, question and answer, local vendors and p.m. on various Saturdays in the upper parking Music Magazine hosts the 6th annual music fes-
a live performance. Admission; $5 (include free lot at the New Mexico Museum of Space tival and conference Thursday through Sunday,
entry to record release party at Tricky Falls) History, 3198 State Road 200l. Gates open 6:45 July 26-29, in Marfa, Alpine, Fort Davis and
• Record Release show is 8 p.m. Saturday, July to 7:45 p.m. Information: (575) 437-2202. Marathon. More than 50 music acts from
14, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso, for their new Online reservations at flickingercenter.com. across the country, representing a variety of
7-inch record. Guest performances by Mike Single event tickets available for $45 per vehi- styles including alternative, Americana, folk,
Duncan and Table Manners. Admission: $3. cle. Walk up tickets are $10 ($15 couples). Latin, pop and rock, will be showcased in sev-
• July 14: Catfishfry Blues Band (blues, dance eral venues. Information on Facebook at Viva
Canaan Smith — The Let Freedom Sing Big Bend. Tickets: $48 ($103 VIP) available in
music, swing, jazz, early rock and roll)
free concert presents country music perform-
• July 28: Hard Road Trio (roots and blue- advance at vivabigbend.com.
ers at 7 p.m. at Saturday, July 14, at Fort Bliss’s
grass)
Freedom Crossing’s event lawn, 1611 San Jacinto Plaza Concert Series —
Pleasanton Road, featuring Steve Moakler and ‘A Swinging Night in the 40s’ — Paso The City Parks & Recreation Department’s
special guest Overton Road. No coolers or out- Del Norte Big Band, a 17-piece group, hosts annual free summer concert series are 7 to 10
side food and beverages permitted. Chairs on 1940s style dancing and music 8 to 11 p.m. p.m. Fridays through July 27 at San Jacinto
concrete areas only. The public is welcome. Friday, July 20, at Shundo Ballroom Dance Plaza, 111 Mills, with food trucks, and chil-
Valid government-issued ID required to enter. Studio, 120 N. Paragon, Suite 201. All ages wel- dren’s activities. Information: 212-0092 or elpa-
Information: 564-5311, freedomcrossingatfort- come; BYOB, food and snacks. Admission: $15. sotexas.gov/parks.
bliss.com or on Facebook at FreedomCrossing. Information: 532-2043, 203-7292,
Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
music@pdnbigband.com or on Facebook at
‘Unforeseen Journey’ — El Paso Society — 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Age 18 and older wel-
PDNbigband.
for Musicians of the Future (EPSMF) hosts a come. Admission is usually free. Information:
night of marimba at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July Bluegrass Festival — The 23rd annual all- 860-7777, speakingrock.com or on Facebook.
day festival is Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22, Check website for schedule of tribute bands.
at the Weed Community Center in Weed, Willie Barcena’s Comedy Jam is 8 p.m.
N.M. Continuous live music, food, arts and Saturday, July 7, with Roberto Rodriguez,
crafts, plus entertainment for kids. Call for Ponchi Herrera, Larry Garza and Angel “Chi
admission price: (575) 687-3316, (575) 687- Chi” Salazar.

USA Dance — USA Dance Las Cruces NM snakecharmerandthebellydancer.com.
Chapter #5058, hosts a dance 3 to 6 p.m. Both performers will host workshops
Sunday, July 1, at Mesilla Community Center, Saturday and Sunday, July 14-15. Cost per
2251 Calle de Santiago in Las Cruces, with 2- workshop: $65.
step, waltz, cha cha, salsa, tango, swing, hustle, Moria Chappell workshops are Tribal Fusion
cumbia and more. Free lesson 2:15 to 3 p.m. Drum Solos 9 to 11 a.m. and Archetypes in the
Admission: $10 ($5 members). Information: Dancer 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, and
Ellen (575) 522-1438 or (575) 639-3993. Temple Dance Fusion 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Sunday.
‘The Firebird’ — Ballet in Session Academy Helena Vlajos workshops are Zills A Cappella
presents the timeless tale of love and adven- and Zills in General 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
ture at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 7, at Chamizal Saturday, and Vintage Workshop 9 to 11 a.m.
National Memoria. Ticket information: 356- Sunday.
6179 or on Facebook at Ballet in Session.
‘Dancing in The Desert’ — Mesilla Valley
Red, White and Blue Dance — Shundo Dance Collective performs at 8 p.m. Saturday
Ballroom Dance Studio, 120 Paragon, hosts a and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 14-15, at Black Box
summer dance 3:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 8, Theatre, 430 N Main in Las Cruces. Tickets:
with Argentine Tango lessons at 2:30 p.m. by $15 ($12 students and seniors 65 and over).
Manny Carmona, NMSU Dancesport Reservations: (575) 523-1223. Information:
Champion. Admission: $11 ($7 member, mili- mesillavalleydance.com.
tary; $5 students). Information: 345-6432, 328-
0527, 203-2257 or usadance.org. ‘A Hero’s Journey Through Dance’ —
The performance featuring a collaboration of
Arabesque 2018 — Snake Charmer and the the students from the NMSU Dance Program’s
Belly Dancer’s annual gala performance featur- summer camp, NMSU dancers, graduates and
ing Moria Chappell and Helena Vlahos is 7 p.m. alumni is 6 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at NMSU’s
Saturday, July 14, at Scottish Rite Temple Rentfrow Hall in Las Cruces. General admis-
Theatre, 301 Missouri. Tickets: $20 online; $25 sion: $10 ($5 age 12 and younger). Information:
at the door. Information: 691-1938. Tickets: (575) 646-4067.Information: (575) 526-6504.

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Jazon Mraz and Toca Rivera —
Alternative rock artist and “vocutionist” Toca
Rivera present their “Live in Stereo” Tour at 8
p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at The Plaza Theatre,
with special guest Gregory Page. Tickets:
A Boogie wit da Hoodie & YFN Lucci - 23, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets start $39.50 to $95 (Ticketmaster).
The popular rappers “A Summer Friday Night” at $61.50 (Ticketmaster).
event is 8 p.m. Friday, July 20, at El Paso Venues & series
Fall Out Boy — The multi-platinum selling,
County Coliseum. Tickets: $35-$45 Club Here I Love You — 115 S. Durango.
Grammy-winning rock band Fall Out Boy per-
(Ticketmaster). Specializing in electronic and DJ music. Most
forms at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at UTEP’s
Maria Muldaur — The American folk and Don Haskins Center. Special guest is Machine events are at 9 p.m. and are 18 and older,
blues singer who was part of the American folk Gun Kelly. Tickets: $43.75 to $63.75; VIP pack- unless listed otherwise. Tickets at
music revival in the early 1960s performs with ages $143-$204 (Ticketmaster). eventbrite.com. Information: 307-7736 or on
her band at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, at Star Facebook.
Alejandro Fernandez y Los Tigres del • The Fever Tour presents Ar’mon & Trey
City Studio, 120 W. Castellano. Tickets: $25 in
Norte — The Latin superstar performs with with special guests at 7 p.m. Thursday, June
advance, $30 at the door. Information: 257-
the norteño favorites at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. Tickets: $18.50 under 21; $13.50 21 and
4777, starcitystudioproductions.com.
29, at the Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $51- older; VIP tickets $53.50 and $103.50.
Muldaur recorded the 1973 hit song
$151 (Ticketmaster). • Facio & Friends — Friday, June 29, with
“Midnight at the Oasis” and continues to
record albums in the folk traditions. J Balvin Vibras Tour — The Colombian Harvard Bass.
superstar performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, • Damaged Records Night with Jordan Suckley
Pimpinela — The romantic Argentine duo of and Sam Jones — Saturday, July 7. $24-$35.
at the Don Haskins Center. Tickets range from
Joaquín and Lucía Galán performs at 8:30 p.m. • Peanut Butter Wolf — Friday, July 13.
$33 to $420 (Ticketmaster).
Thursday, Aug. 16, at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $10-$15
Tickets: $48-$110 (Ticketmaster). Disney on Ice: ‘Dare to Dream’ — • Dosem (Anjunadeep) — Saturday, July 21.
Disney On Ice returns to El Paso County Tickets: $10-$20.
Sofía Nino de Rivera — The Mexican
Coliseum, 4100 Paisano, Wednesday through • Black & White Party with Ambivalent —
stand-up comic and actress performs at 8 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 3-7. Information: 533-9899, dis- Saturday, July 14. Tickets: $15 in advance at
Saturday, Aug. 18, at The Plaza Theatre.
neyonice.com or countycoliseum.com. seventyseven.ticketleap.com.
Tickets: $48-$120 (Ticketmaster).
‘Jazz at Lincoln Center’ with Wynton El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway.
Pepe Aguilar y Familia presentan
Marsalis — Nine-time Grammy Award win- Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and
Jaripeo Sin Fronteras — The award-win-
ning musical artist Wynton Marsalis performs at 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m.
ning Latin superstar Pepe Aguilar performs with
a special El Paso Pro-Musica fundraising concert Sunday. Tickets: $6 Thursday, $12 Friday and
special guests at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at
featuring the music of the incomparable Duke Saturday; $8 Sunday, except at listed. Closed
El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano.
Ellington at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at First July 1. Age 17 and older admitted. VIP Booths
Tickets: $71, $91, $126 and $176.50
Baptist Church, 805 Montana. Tickets: $50- $10 more; available at ticketweb.com.
(Ticketmaster).
$150; $200 VIP; $10 special addition room. Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233),
Taking the stage with Aguilar will be his son,
Information: 747-8163 or eppm.org. elpasocomicstrip.com or on Facebook.
banda and norteño singer Leonardo Aguilar,
and daughter and rising star Ángela Aguilar. Ballet Nacional de Amalia Hernández
Also performing will be singer Christian Nodal, — The premiere Mexican ballet folklorico Please see Page 14
whose debut single “Adiós Amor” topped the troupe performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct.
Latin music charts in 2017; Mariachi 11, at the Plaza Theatre.Tickets: $35-$75.
Zacatecano; Banda Azul Tequila; famed charro (Ticketmaster).
Tomás Garcilazo; Whiplash the Cowboy
Monkey; bull riders and bull fighters; and more.
Old Dominion — The country band’s
“Happy Endings World Tour” is 7:30 p.m.
The Music of Queen — El Paso Symphony Friday, Oct. 12, at NMSU’s Pan American
Orchestra presents Windbourne’s Music of Center, with Michael Ray and High Valley.
Queen 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Plaza (Ticketmaster).
Theatre, presented with a full orchestra.
Tickets: $30, $45, $60 and $75 (Ticketmaster).
Los Temerarios – The romantic Mexican
group performs at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13,
Information: 532-2776 or epso.org.
at The Plaza Theatre, with Baruch. Tickets:
The ultimate celebration of the legendary
$49-$119 (Ticketmaster).
rock band features El Paso Symphony
Orchestra led by conductor Brent Havens with Way Out West Fest — Country Music
a full rock and vocals by Brody Dolyniuk singer and songwriter Lee Brice will headline
the 3rd annual fusion of culture Saturday, Oct.
Yuridia — The Latin pop singer performs at 8
13, at Southwest University Park, along with a
p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Plaza Theatre.
Margarita Contest and Chili Challenge. Gates
Tickets: $42-$92 (Ticketmaster).
open at 5 p.m. Tickets: $25-$150 VIP; available
Luis Miguel — The famed Mexican crooner at southwestuniversitypark.com. Information:
brings North American Tour to El Paso at 8:30 epwayoutwest.com or on Facebook at
p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, to UTEP’s Don Haskins EPWayOutWest.
Center. Tickets: $43 to $263.20. VIP packages
start at $688.(Ticketmaster).
Sebastian Yatra and Manuel Turizo —
The Latin music artists join forces for their U.S.
Alice in Chains — The Seattle rock band Tour at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at El Paso
performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at County Coliseum. Tickets: $51, $91 and $121
Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $39.50- (Ticketmaster).
$69.50 (Ticketmaster).
Franco Escamilla — The Mexican comedi-
Chris Young — The platinum-selling enter- an, musician and announcer, known as “The
tainer’s “Losing Sleep 2018 Tour” is Thursday, Master of Sarcasm” returns to El Paso at 7 p.m.
Sept. 13, at NMSU’s Pan American Center in Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets:
Las Cruces, with special guests Kane Brown $39 to $125 (Ticketmaster).
and Morgan Evans. (Ticketmaster).
Carol Burnett — Comedian, actor, writer,
Jack White — The legendary rock guitarist and singer Carol Burnett premiers her latest
and one half of the White Stripes performs 8 tour “An Evening of Laughter and Reflections
p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at El Paso County Where The Audience Asks The Questions” at 7
Coliseum. Tickets: $42 and $62 (Ticketmaster). p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Plaza Theatre. This
is Burnett’s first performance in El Paso.
Chayanne — The Latin pop superstar’s
Tickets: $65-$125 (Ticketmaster).
“Desde El Alma” tour is 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept.

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• Fleshgod Apocalypse — 7:30 p.m. Sunday,
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July 1.
• July 5-8: Bruce Jingles. • Robb’s Metalworks Showcase is 5 p.m.
• July 12-15: Jeff Richards, former cast mem- Saturday, July 14.
ber with both Saturday Night Live and Mad TV. • The Convalescence — 7 p.m. Sunday, July
• July 26-29: Vlad Caamano. 29 with The Grave Aesthetic and Not My
Comic superstar Carlos Mencia, known for Master.
his “Mind of Mencia” special, performs at 7:30 Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Listings also
p.m. Thursday and 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Friday cover shows in the Perch. Information: 351-
and Saturday, June 28-30. Tickets: $27.50 9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com.
($37.50 first 50 seats; $47.50 VIP booths). • Tribes Record Release show is 8 p.m.
Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. . Saturday, July 14, for the local indie-rock mari-
Surcharge for ages under 21. Tickets at low- achi band’s new 7-inch record. Guest perform-
browpalace.com. ances by Mike Duncan and Table Manners.
• Reyno — The Mexican rock band performs Admission: $3.
10 p.m. Saturday, June 30. Tickets: $15-$20. • Trivium — The heavy metal band performs
• New Madrid — The four-piece Georgia band at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, with Fit for An
performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 1, with David Autopsy and Bad Omens. Tickets: $19-$22; VIP
Barbe and Inward Dream Ebb. tickets $118.
• Bane’s World and Inner Wave — The indie • Futurebirds — 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at
music double bill is 9 p.m. Monday, July 2, with The Perch, with Gila Monster. Tickets: $10-
Michael Seyer. Tickets: $15-$18. $12.
• Still Woozy — Acoustic/electronic musician, • Stolas — The post-hardcore band’s Our Last
9 p.m. Tuesday, July 3. Tickets: $8-$10. Nights on Earth Tour is 7 p.m. Wednesday,
• Young Rising Sons — Indie pop band, 9 p.m. Aug. 1, at The Perch. Tickets: $13.
Wednesday, July 4. Tickets; $12-$15. Spencer Theater for Performing Arts
• Taylor Phelan — The indie-rock artist per- — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information:
forms at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 8, with Soul (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
Parade. Summer performances are 8 p.m., unless list-
• Spindrift — The psychedelic rockers perform ed otherwise. Pre-show buffets begin two
at 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, with Jesika Von hours prior to show; cost is $20.
Rabbit. Tickets; $8-$10. • Lee Roy Parnell — The country artist per-
• Dorothy — LA rock band, 9 p.m. Tuesday, forms Saturday, June 30. Tickets: $39-$59.
July 17. Tickets: $20 ($70 VIP). • Vicki Lawrence & Mama — The comedi-
• MainMan — The alt rock band performs at 9 enne’s “Two Woman Show” is 2 and 8 p.m.
p.m. Wednesday, July 18, with the Other Half Saturday, July 7, based on the character she
and Le Voyage. created for “The Carol Burnett Show.” Tickets:
• The Artisanals — The South Carolina rock $39-$79.
band performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, July 19. • The 44th US Army Band — The band per-
Tickets: $8-$10. forms a variety of genres Tuesday, July 10.
• Ray Volpe — “Prodigy” producer, 9 p.m. Tickets are free, reservations required. Limit
Friday, July 20. Tickets; $5-$15. four per person.
• Fea — Southern hip-hop band, 8 p.m. • The Ultimate Elvis Tribute — Cody Ray
Sunday, July 22. Slaughter presents his tribute to Elvis Presley
• Wye Oak — American indie rock band, 9 Friday, July 13. Tickets: $39-$59.
p.m. Tuesday, July 24. Tickets: $12-$15. • Femmes of Rock — The classically trained
• Sotomayer — The electronica band performs string ensemble presents favorite rock tunes
at 10 p.m. Friday, July 27. Tickets: $17-$20. Saturday, July 21. Tickets: $39-$59.
• Givers — The indie pop group performs at • Rhonda Vincent and the Rage — The “queen
10 p.m. Saturday, July 28. Tickets: $13-$15. of bluegrass” performs Saturday, July 28.
• De Lux — The LA-based post disco duo per- Tickets: $39-$69.
forms at 9 p.m. Sunday, July 29. • B.J. Thomas — The five-time Grammy win-
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 ning singer performs at Saturday, Aug. 4.
Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Tickets: $39-$69.

       
 
   
  

        
     

 
   
           

  
          
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Tournament registration tennislink.usta.com Motor sports
(enter ID#).
• Red Ball Beginner Event for juniors is noon Southern New Mexico Speedway — 11
Sunday, July 15, at Coronado Country Club. miles west of Las Cruces exit 132, off I-10.
Cost: $5; registration ID# 62625810931151. Gates open at 5 p.m.; racing at 7:45 p.m.
Information: Rhonda Letz, 526-8570 or geptat- Regular season runs through late October.
sr@gmail.com. General admission: $12; free for age 10 and
• $20,000.00 El Paso Adult and Senior Open is younger; $30 family pack; $35 pit passes.
El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA $25 per family ($30/$40 for two years). Join at
Information: (575) 524-7913,
elpasobicycleclub.com. Aug. 14-19, at El Paso Tennis Club. Level 2
baseball team plays home games at Southwest
event. Deadline to register is Aug. 9; ID snmspeedway.com or on Facebook.
University Park on Santa Fe Street in Wednesday night rides, a tradition for over 20
years, are leaderless rides of 18-22 miles. The #750007318. Information: Jerry Pippins, 241-
Downtown El Paso. Tickets: $11-$30.
favorite route is a 20-mile loop to Gadsden 8689 or jerry.pippins@gmail.com.
Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com. Please see Page 16
Regular game time is 6:35 p.m. weeknights; H.S. Most riders begin about 5:45-6 p.m. leav-
7:05 Friday and Saturday and 6:05 p.m. Sunday. ing from Rio Plaza, 6205 Upper Valley Rd (at
• June 29-July 3: Albuquerque Isotopes Artcraft). Optional dinner afterward at Hello Dedicated to the health of all El Paso
• July 12-15: Reno Aces. Star Wars night Pizza, 1071 Country Club Rd.
Saturday.
EP Cyclists — The bicycle group offers rides 4026 N . M ES A B-1
• July 20-22: Sacramento River Cats. Bark at
for all levels. Weekend rides offer options of
the Park bring your dog day Sunday. 915.356.4 572
various paces and distances. Starting times and
Southwest Brawl 8 — The American Fight locations are posted at facebook.com/epcyclist.
League presents professional and amateur For more information: Manny Valadez, 861- Come see us for help with ...
mixed martial arts fighters 7 p.m. Saturday, 2311 or epcyclists.com. Sleep Happiness
June 30, at Las Cruces Convention Center,
Ride Your Bicycle El Paso — Chuck’s Anxiety Wellness
680 E. University. Tickets: $30 general admis-
Bicycle Repair, 2625 Missouri, hosts Tuesday
sion; $50 VIP seat; $600 VIP table; available at
Depression Pain
night rides at 7 p.m. Lights and helmets
holdmyticket.com. Information: (725) 333-2356
required. Information: 791-2006,
Focus & More
or americanfightleaguemma.com.
zlauser@yahoo.com or Facebook.
CISM: International Women’s Soccer
Tournament — Fort Bliss MWR hosts the Golf
Conseil International du Sport Militaire tourna-
ment through July 1. Matches are 6:30 and 9 Girls Golf — First Tee of Greater El Paso’s
p.m. every night at Stout Track and Field. Finals LPGA/USGA golf events for girls 7-17 are
are Tuesday, July 3, when the World 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30 and July
Champion will be crowned. Spectator admis- 21, at Ascarate Golf Course, 6900 Delta.
sion is free and open to the public. Information: Participation is free. Information: thefirsttee-
744-5794. greaterelpaso.org. Registration: girlsgolf.org.
Danny Green Skills Clinic — San Antonio Dimas Vasquez Golf Tournament —
Spurs shooting guard Danny Green hosts a The 7th annual tournament benefiting Special
skills clinic for boys and girls age 8-15 10 a.m. Olympics of Texas—Area 19 begins with a
to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 7-8 at shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Friday, July 20, at
Coronado High School, Campers will be put Painted Dunes Golf Course, 12000 McCombs.
through of drills focused on improving their Four-man scramble format. Registration begins
basketball skills level in ball-handling, shooting, at 7:30 a.m. Cost: $125 ($500 team of four).
HAVE YOU LIVED BEFORE?
passing, and defense. Cost: $199; includes Information: 533-8229, mbaray@sotx.org or You’ve heard about it, You’ve read about it, You’ve wondered about it...
camp shirt; camp photo and autograph from sotx.org/elpasogolf Now You Can Experience It!
Green. Information: goldlevelse.com.
El Paso Roller Derby — Doubleheader Horse sports Past Life Odyssey - FULL DAY workshop
featuring TexPistols vs. SDRD Las Sirenas, and
Here’s a remarkable opportunity to embark on an incredible odyssey of
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino —
Beast Mode vs. Holligans is 5 to 9 p.m. self-discovery with Dr. Bruce E. Kaloski, author of the sensational chart-topping book,
1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General
Saturday, July 14 at Nations Tobin Recreation “Your Journey Was Never Meant to End: A Compelling Case for Reincarnation”.
admission and parking are free. Information:
Center, 8831 Railroad. Cost: $10 in advance;
(575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com. SATURDAY, July, 21st. 10:00 am – 7:00pm
$12 at the door; $5 for military; free for age 10
Simulcast racing events:
and younger. Season tickets: $50. Information: The Meditation Studio
• July 7: Belmont Invitational Derby
(623) 285-4670, eprollerderby.com, or on
• July 21: Rainbow Quarter Horse Derby 6130 Montana Ave., Suite 211. El Paso, TX
Facebook at eprollerderby.
• July 22: Rainbow Quarter Horse Futurity $195 per person until July 16th
Borderland Roller Derby — A double- • July 29: Haskell Invitational Stakes After that price is $225 or $250 at the door
header is 6 p.m. Sunday, July 22, El Paso
Ruidoso Downs Horse Racing — The
County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. Advance registration is required.
track and casino is off U.S. 70 in Ruidoso
Paisano, featuring Diablas vs. Catrinas and Call (915) 329-1822 or (915) 694-6247 to register
Downs, N.M. The live racing season runs
Viudas Negras vs. Sexecutioners. Tickets: $10;
through Labor Day weekend. Regular post time
($7 with valid military ID; $1 for ages 10 and
is 1 p.m. Fridays through Sundays; times vary
younger; or $8 each for pack of six) at brown-
on Trial Race days. Information: (575) 378-
papertickets.com. Information: borderlan-
4431 or raceruidoso.com.
drollerderby.com or on Facebook.
Zia Festival is July 28-29.
Aqua Posse LC Meet — El Paso Aqua
Posse’s annual summer swimming invitational is Recreational sports
Friday through Sunday, July 20-22, at Ascarate
Pool, 6900 Delta. Spectator admission is free; Fitness Saturdays at San Jacinto —
gate entry fee to Ascarate Park is $2 a car. Professional fitness trainers from across the city
Information: 772-3941 or aquaposse.org. host weekly outdoor workouts at 7:30 to 9
a.m. Saturdays through Sept. 1, at San Jacinto
Plaza or Cleveland Square Park. Information:
Bicycling downtownelpaso.com or on Facebook at
DTEPFIT.
El Paso Bicycle Club — All rides are free
and open to the public; helmets required. Greater El Paso Tennis Association —
Information: elpasobicycleclub.com. Ride Information on upcoming leagues and tourna-
schedule at meetup.com/ElPasobicycleClub. ments at geptatennis@gmail.com or Facebook
Repeat riders are encouraged to become a at GEPTA. Information:
member of the club; dues are $18 a year or greatereptennis@gmail.com or 532-5524.

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Sports 2; $25 July 3-4. Information: Chris Rowley, 478- Hwy 380 and NM Hwy 409). Transition area Ruidoso Grindstone Trail Runs — Ski
5663. Registration at opens at 7 a.m. for late packet pickup. Pre-race Run Road Challenge hosts the 4-mile, 8.5-mile
Cont’d from Page 15
raceadventuresunlimited.com. orientation begins at 8 a.m. Entry: $40 through and half-marathon runs on the multiple use trail
Packet pick-up is noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 1; $55 after (relay is $75 through July 1; system at Grindstone Lake, 2 miles from
Practice is 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday. Gates open
July 3, and 6 to 6:45 a.m. race day at Up and $90 after); free through July 1 for youth ($10 Downtown Ruidoso at 7:30 to 11 a.m.
at 5 p.m. Pit passes: $25.
Running. after July 1); no race day registration. Saturday, July 28, starting and finishing at
MVT Night and Fireworks are Saturday, July
Information: (575) 624-8284, Facebook at Wingfield Park’s Grindstone Lake Trails. Half-
7. Patriotism 5K — The 5K run/walk and Bottomless Triathlon or. Registration at Marathon and 8.5K wave starts at 7:30 and 4-
youth 1 mile run/walk is Wednesday, July 4, at
Arroyo Seco Raceway — The Southern Jim R. Griggs Sports Complex in Alamogordo,
newmexicosportsonline.com mile wave at 7:45 a.m. USA Track and Field
New Mexico track is located off Hwy 549, off Packet pickup is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 13, at sanctioned and American Trail Running
as part of the Red, White and Blue Brew &
I-10 at the Akela exit, with drag racing, motor- La Quinta Inn & Suites, 200 E. 19th Street, in Association approved event. Proceeds benefit
Music Fest. Youth run begins at 8 a.m. with 5K
cycle racing, sportscar testing and more. Call Roswell, at 7 a.m. on race day at Bottomless the Ruidoso Trails Coalition and Ski Apache
at 8:30 a.m. Prizes for people wearing the most
for ticket prices and times. Information: (575) Lakes. Adaptive Sports Program and Ecoservants.
patriotic attire. Registration: $30 (military dis-
494-4794 or arroyosecoraceway.com. Entry fees: 4-mile is $15 by June 28, $25 by
count offered); free for youth run at Yank Kannady Memorial Run — The
ASMA Track Days are July 14-15. July 26 and $40 on race day. 8.5-mile is $25 by
active.com. Information: (575) 443-2554 or Yank Kannady Memorial Organ Donor
June 28, $30 by July 12, $35 by July 26 and $50
(575) 491-1916. Awareness 5K run and 1 Mile Fun Run is 8 a.m.
Running events Smokey Bear Stampede run — The
Saturday, July 14, at White Mountain Park 687
on race day. Half-marathon is $35 by June 28,
$45 by July 12, $50 by July 26 and $60 on race
Hull Road in Ruidoso. Proceeds benefit the
Electric 5K and 1-mile fun run — Las 38th annual 10K run and 2-mile Fun Run held in
Ultimate Gift of Life Foundation. Entry: $25
day. Information: Words0250@gmail.como or
Cruces Running Club and City of Las Cruces conjunction with Smokey Bear Days begins at (575) 937-7106. Registration at raceadventure-
($10 children 10 and younger; $30 race day.
hosts the 5K race and 1-mile fun run at 8 p.m. 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, starting east of sunlimited.com.
Register at raceadenturesunlimited.com.
Tuesday, July 3, at Meerscheidt Center, 1600 Smokey Bear Historical Park, at East Creek Carry your own water container; there will be
Information: Mike Coulter, (915) 274-5222,
E Hadley. Registration begins at 7 p.m. Road, Capitan, N.M. Various age divisions one refill station on the 8.5-mile and half-
Judy Mancillas (575) 682-7884, or Margie
Registration: $20 in advance. Register online at: offered for male and female runners. Race day marathon routes.
Bouldin (575) 937-1350.
lascrucesrunningclub. com. registration begins at 6:30 a.m. Registration:
$25 by July 1; $35 July 2-4. Information, regis-
Packet pickup is 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 13, at BD Carefusion 5K — The 5K is Saturday,
The Electric Light Parade follows the run. White Mountain park pavilion and 7 to 7:45 Aug. 4, at BD Carefusion, 1550 Northwestern.
tration: (575) 354-2748 or
‘Coolest’ 5K — The 4th of July 5K run and carrizozochamber.org/area-annual-events.
a.m. on race day. Information: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
1K fun run/walk is Wednesday, July 4, at Jeff Run for a Margarita 5K — The evening
Mescalero Apache Fire Rescue Socorro (NM) Chile Harvest Triathlon
Davis County Park in Fort Davis, Texas. The run is 7 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Up and — The USAT-sanctioned 400M swim/20K
5K begins at 8:15 a.m. and 1K is 8:30 a.m. Challenge Run — The 8th annual 5K and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, Suite 205. bike/5K run begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug.
Proceeds benefit Fort Davis Higher Education 10K runs and 5K walk are at 8 a.m. Friday, July
Complimentary margarita after the race (age 21 4, at the Socorro (N.M.) City Pool. Packet
Foundation. Cost: $20 through July 1; $30 on 6, along the Carrizo Walking Path by Inn of the
and older), dinner and music from Dusty Low, pickup is 6 a.m. on race day at the race site.
race day. Registration at active.com. Mountain Gods, off US Hwy 70. Registration
6 to 9 p.m. Registration $25 through July 19; Registration is $80 ($50 age 23 and younger);
begins at 7 a.m. Registration information: (575)
Fourth of July Run — Up and Running, 464-3473, (575) 464-2367 or on Facebook at
$30 at pickup. No race day registration. $125 for relay ($90 junior teams). Additional
hosts the 12th annual 5K run/walk 7:04 a.m. Information: Chris Rowley, 478- $15 for non USAT members. Registration
Mescalero Apache Fire Rescue.
Wednesday, July 4, beginning at Up and 5663.Registration: deadline is noon Aug. 1. No race day registra-
Running in the Rudolph Shopping Plaza, 3233 Bottomless Triathlon — The 35th annual raceadventuresunlimited.com. tion available. Information: (575) 835-8927 or
N. Mesa. Proceeds benefit Run El Paso Club. 400M swim, 14K bike ride and 4K run is 8 a.m. Packet pickup is noon to 5 p.m. Friday, July chileharvesttri.com.
Sports drink, watermelon and hot dogs avail- Saturday, July 14, at Bottomless Lakes State 20, and 6 to 6:45 p.m. on race day at Up and Youth Race for ages 7-16 is 6 p.m. Friday,
able at finish line. Registration: $20 through July Park, 13 miles east of Roswell, N.M. (via U.S. Running. Aug. 3.

All phone numbers listed are in Juaréz. (Monumental X Explanade) —
Boulevard 4 Siglos and Plutarco Elias Calles.
Magno Discotheque — Montes de Oca
• El Combo performs a benefit concert for the
339, Zona Pronaf. Information: 656 551 9458.
Mexican Red Cross at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 14.
Advance tickets at donboleton.com. Singer-
The group features Jorge Guevara, ex-vocalist
actress Lorena Herrera performs at 7 p.m.
for Caos y Elefante; Cesar López, “El Vampiro”
Saturday, July 7. Tickets: 515 and 920 peso.
former guitarist for Mana and Jaguares; and
Auditorio Benito Juárez — Ignacio Mauricio Claveria, ex-drummer for La Ley.
Ramirez and Vicente Guerrero. Tickets at don- Tickets: 230, 575 and 1,160 pesos.
boleton.com. Christian music singer Samuel • The rock and electronic music JRZ Music
Adrian performs at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 8. Fest is Friday and Saturday, July 27-28. Doors
Tickets: 105-625 pesos. open at 3 p.m. Information: jrzmusicfest.com
or on Facebook ate JRZ Music Fest. Tickets:
Teatro de INBA - Circuito Jose Reyes
$200 per day at stubhub.com
Estrada, Zona Pronaf. Advance tickets at don-
boleton.com. Centro Cultural Paso del Norte - Av.
• “Tributo Soy Luna el Musical” is at 12:30 and Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf.Advance show
3 p.m. Sunday, July 8. 175, 235 and 290 tickets at donboleton.com.
pesos.. • Carlos Cauahtéoc Sánchez presents “Crecer
• “PJMasks: Heroes en Pijama” is 12:30 and 3 en tiempos de tormenta” at 7 p.m.
p.m. Sunday, July 15. 175, 230 and 290 pesos. Wednesday, July 11. Tickets: 290 to 460
• “Novia de Rancho,” a one-woman show pesos.
written and directed by Cutberto Jópez and • Magno Concierto, featuring world music by
starring Marisol Sánchez, is at 8 p.m. Friday, various groups from the Juárez area, is at 6
July 20. Tickets: 290 and 323 pesos. p.m. Sunday, July 15. Admission: 105 pesos.
• Noche Paranormal with Silvia Enciso and
Estadio Jaime Canales Lira — Av.
Alberto del Arco is at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 21.
Vicente Guerrero at Americas. Advance tickets
Tickets: 115-290 pesos.
at donboleton.com.
• The musical “Billy Elliot” is at 5 and 8:30 p.m.
• Banda Machos from Jalisco performs at 8
Thursday, July 26. Tickets: 575-1,200 pesos.
p.m. Saturday, July 14. 115 and 433 pesos.
• YOLO Tour featuring Trap Latino, El Atoron — Gral Jesús M. Ríos 5207.
Reggaeton and Festival Urbano music is at 8 Roberto Flores performs standup comedy at 9
p.m. Saturday, July 21. Tickets:389-1,23 pesos. p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2. Admission: 110 pesos.
Tickets: 275 pesos.
Plaza De La Mexicanidad
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Gila Cliff Dwellings
Within the vast expanse of the Gila
National Forest lies the Gila Cliff
Dwellings National Monument. While
the forest is part of the U.S.
Department of Agriculture, the monu-
NM 15 winds through Gila National Forest to the Cliff Dwellings. ment is run by the National Park
Service as part of the U.S.
Department of the Interior. The Cliff

Tree-mendous Dwellings preserve the 13th century
homes built in cliff-side caves by the
Mogollon people, who mysteriously
left after only living there for two
Over 6,000 square miles of decades.
Gila Cliff Dwellings’ Chief of
Interpretation Rita Garcia said even
National Forest lie within Lincoln National Forest hiking trail those who have visited the Cliff
Dwellings haven’t seen it all, and
hours of El Paso their own understanding and the histo-
ry rangers share is changing.
Story by Lisa Kay Tate Photos by Rick Tate “What you heard in the past may
have been very entertaining, but it
may be very dated and inaccurate
early 4 million acres of National Forest in the mountains of although summer heat and thunderstorms keep some people away, compared to today’s understanding,”
Southern New Mexico beckon visitors from the Borderland. and winter cold and snow also deter visitors. she said. “It’s like seeing a beautiful
N The vast Gila National Forest, with 2.7 million acres, takes up
“Spring and fall are always a great time to visit this part of the
country,” Call said.
sunset. Just because you’ve seen one,
doesn’t mean you won’t ever enjoy
much of southwestern New Mexico, while the Lincoln National She said the southern end of the forest often gets the most visi- another sunset again.”
Forest, with 1.1 million acres, spans the area around Ruidoso, tors when there are festivities in Silver City or other surrounding Among the popular events offered
Cloudcoft in south-central New Mexico. El Pasoans only need to communities, such as Tour of the Gila in late April or early May, during summer and fall are full moon
drive two hours to reach either National Forest. Continental Divide Trail Days, the Blues Festival Memorial Day hikes. Rim hikes are also back, and
These forests are not only popular with visitors for hiking, camp- weekend and summer’s Clay Festival and Fiesta Latina. night sky astronomy programs will
ing, nature viewing, picnicking and other outdoor activities, each “People come for those activities and then spend time visiting start in the fall. Space is limited for
one is home to sites that are attractions in themselves. the forest, or vice versa,” she said. these special programs, so advance
Gila visitors can hike the Catwalk, visit historic cliff dwellings Summertime, however, is the busiest time for the forests’ registration is requested.
and or enjoy a dark sky sanctuary. Guests traveling to the Lincoln employees, who Call said spend much of their time either out in Other offerings that begin this sum-
mer include 45-minute guided tours of
can hike on several interpretive trails, see the famous railroad that the field helping to manage the public lands or taking part in the
the dwellings at 1 p.m. every Friday
once defied the steep ascent to Cloudcroft and take side trips to firefighting contingent.
through Sunday.
learn about Smokey Bear, Billy the Kid and a solar observatory. Hiking and mountain biking are the most popular activities for Garcia said visitors to the dwellings
Not to be confused with the area’s National Monuments and regular visitors, she said, including area residents. should remember to allow plenty of
Parks, which are part of the United States Department of the “Many spend their weekends camping on forest,” Call said. time. The mountainous, winding drive
Interior, the National Forests are part of the United States “The Gila National Forest offers 44 developed campgrounds and from Silver City can take up to 90
Department of Agriculture. The forests are intended for multiple 3.3 million acres in which to camp, fish, hunt, mountain bike, and minutes each way.
uses, including recreation, and its recent ad campaign invites hike.” “Relax and enjoy the drive,” she
everyone to “Discover the Forest.” Day hikes are available from the Gila Cliff Dwellings National said. “Getting here is half the fun.
Monument that are easily accessible to all levels of hikers. Wear sturdy shoes or boots, eat some-
Gila National Forest The Catwalk Recreation Area is another favorite of Gila visitors, thing before you head up the trail, and
and was first built in the 1890s when gold and silver were discov- always drink lots of water no matter
The Gila National Forest, established in 1905, encompasses
ered in the mountains. The small town of Glenwood developed to what time of the year.”
wilderness areas such as Aldo Leopold wilderness and the Blue
accommodate a mill. The mill is long gone, but the catwalk She said the Gila Cliff Dwellings is
Range wilderness, and is the sixth largest National Forest in the
remains. It was rebuilt in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation one of the few remaining cliff
continental United States. dwelling parks that still let visitors go
Corps, and has since had other renovations and restorations to
The Gila National Forest is home to the world’s very first desig- inside the caves, and guests should
keep it safe and appealing to visitors.
nated wilderness, Gila Wilderness, established in 1924. It is also take advantage of the opportunity.
Call said the Gila is also a great opportunity to visit Silver City,
home to the Gila Cliff Dwellings, Catwalk National Recreation “Give yourself time to walk up to
where the forest’s office is located.
Area and the Cosmic Campground International Dark Sky the dwellings; but also give yourself
“Silver City is a CDT (Continental Divide Trail) gateway com-
Sanctuary (CCIDSS). time to go inside, explore, and discov-
munity and a charming little community with many art galleries
“We incorporate many miles of the Continental Divide National er this wonderful place,” she said.
and shops to entice the discerning shopper,” she said.
Scenic Trail (CDT) and are visited by many hikers – not just hik- “Slow down and enjoy the peace and
Call said one of the best things about the Gila is it offers the
ers who are going on short hikes, but CDT thru-hikers whose goal quiet of the canyon.”
opportunity to “get away from it all” any time of year.
is to visit the entire CDT Trail,” said Marta Call, Public Affairs The trail to the cliff dwellings is open
“Getting back to nature is good for us, physically, emotionally
Officer to Gila National Forest. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. year round.
and spiritually. It restores peace to our minds and bodies, (has)
The 3.5 acre Cosmic Campground was established in 2016 Everyone must be off the trail by 5
3.3 million acres of some of the most beautiful landscapes in
because it not only is location in one of the darkest nighttime p.m. Visitor center is open 8 a.m. to
southwestern New Mexico, primitive experiences abound, three
locations in the continental United States, but also provides a 360- 4:30 p.m. Information: (575) 536-
wilderness areas, and some of the best elk hunting in NM. The
degree view of the sky. 9461 or nps.gov/gicl
Gila has something for everyone.”
Call said the temperate southwestern New Mexico climate
makes the Gila a good forest for visitors most of the year, Please see Page 18
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Forests Guadalupe District. Each one has its on
unique appeal for visitors.
Cont’d from Page 17 The Sacramento District is home to many Smokey Bear Park
of the scenic trails built and maintained by
the non-profit New Mexico Rails to Trails, A short side trip from the Lincoln
Lincoln National Forest formed in 1994 to convert abandoned rail- National Forest is the mountain town of
road lines for recreational use. Capitan, which is home to the Smokey
The Lincoln National Forest was estab-
Popular trails include the historic Trestle Bear Historical Park, home of the
lished in 1902 as Lincoln Forest Preserve,
Trail that takes visitors to a scenic over- Smokey Bear’s final resting place and
covering several environments from desert
look of Cloudcroft’s famous “S” trestle other exhibits honoring the icon of the
to mountain forests to grasslands.
ruins of the “Cloud Climbing” railroad that U.S. Forest Service.
Today’s Lincoln Forest evolved from dif-
once ran from Alamogordo to Cloudcroft. “We have a 10-minute video on the
ferent forest reserves and national forests, ing next year’s celebration extra spe-
Other trails take visitors to Salado Canyon, history of Smokey Bear, we have fire
all designated in the early 1900s, including cial,” Long said. “It’s going to be a big
and the 45-foot Bridal Falls. prevention and fire safety exhibits and
the Lincoln Forest Preserve, Guadalupe event.”
The Sacramento District also includes nostalgic exhibits,” said Bennie Long,
National Forest and Sacramento National Long said the park is open daily,
Sunspot Observatory on Sacramento Peak, manager of Smokey Bear Historical
Forest. These forests merged into one excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas and
home of the National Solar Observatory’s Park. She added that the park’s grounds
National Forest in 1908. New Year’s Day. Apart from inclement
Richard B. Dunn Solar Telescope. also have six of seven examples of New
Lisa L. Jones serves as program manager weather it is a wonderful visit year
The rugged Guadalupe District is also a Mexico’s “life zones,” areas that contain
for Lincoln National Forest’s Forest round, but is especially appealing in the
popular site for hikers, and starts near the common characteristics like plants or
Recreation, Lands and Mineral Programs. summer.
Texas/New Mexico border. The one devel- animals.
She said the forest offers recreation “Summer is a great time to visit, as all
oped site in the district is Sitting Bull Falls “We’re located pretty much in the heart
opportunities year-round from hiking to the wildflowers are in bloom and the
picnic area, 20 miles west of Carlsbad. of the Lincoln National Forest, so there
alpine skiing, but campgrounds operate vegetation is beautiful,” she said.
The Smokey Bear District, closer to are plenty of things to do and sites to see
primarily in the summer season. Long said one of things she notices is
Ruidoso features both wilderness and ski all around us,” she said. The park itself
“There are multiple opportunities for sce- how many people discover the history of
areas, and also draws many visitors of is run by the New Mexico State Forestry
nic drives as well as hikes within the for- Smokey Bear when visiting the park and
Lincoln County interested in Old West his- Division.
est,” she said. “Anytime is a great time to the forest.
tory such as the Lincoln County War, in Visitors from all overcome to the area
visit the forest.” “It’s a great part of history,” she said,
which gun fighter William Bonney (Billy during special events, including the
She said area residents in particular take noting that many children come in not
The Kid) took part. annual Smokey Bear Stampede, held the
advantage of the trail systems for hiking knowing anything about Smokey Bear
The district’s most famous resident, how- first week in July. This year’s 62nd
and mountain biking. She encourages peo- but become fascinated when they learn
ever, was Smokey Bear. Found as an annual stampede is planned for July 4-8.
ple to come out as a “cool, refreshing his story. “We also have met many
orphaned cub after the Capitan Gap fire of “It’s one of the larger rodeo events in
retreat” from the hot, dry desert. adults who hadn’t realized Smokey Bear
1950, Smokey was rescued from a burnt New Mexico, and features many profes-
“You can expect to see wildlife, flowers, was a real bear. It’s always a very good
tree, and soon became the symbol of fire sional riders,” Long said. “It’s always a
starry skies, and a number of scenic trails experience for our guests.”
safety on public lands. His final resting big event with fireworks and a parade.”
that traverse our beautiful mountains,” The park is at 118 Smokey Bear Blvd.
place is on the grounds on Smokey Bear Another of the area’s favorite events,
Jones said, adding that the Lincoln (U.S. 380) in Capitan. Hours are 9 a.m.
Historical Park in Capitan. Smokey Bear Days in early May, was
National Forest has sites and recreation to 4:30 p.m. daily (closed Thanksgiving,
cancelled for 2018, but Long said it will
opportunities for everyone. Christmas and New Year’s Day).
return next year for a special occasion.
“For history lovers, we are home to ‘Know Before You Go’ Entrance fees are $2 for adults and $1
“We’re gearing up for Smokey Bear’s
Smokey Bear in Capitan, Mexican Canyon for children age 7-12. Children 6 and
Whether visiting the Gila or the Lincoln, 75th birthday, so we decided to cancel
Railroad Trestle, Sunspot Observatory and under are free. Information: (575) 354-
safety and preparation is key to making a this year and pour our energy into mak-
Visitor Center, as well as being near Fort 2748.
Stanton and Lincoln (for those interested trip as enjoyable as possible. Marta Call of
in Billy the Kid),” Jones said. “The the Gila National Forest urges people to
Guadalupe Ranger District in Carlsbad plan ahead and do their research. • Read and obey all trailhead signs, hike available for potential guests, as well as
offers Sitting Bull Falls Day Use Area as “We have maps that can be purchased in groups and stay on the trails. sites located within and around their bor-
well as the recently designated National from any one of our ranger districts, or by • Be responsible with pets and children ders. Here’s a quick list:
Recreation Trail of Guadalupe Ridge Trail.” calling ahead at (575) 388-8201 and buy- • Stay on trails and avoid hazardous areas Gila National Forest:
Some of the recreation areas do have use ing one over the phone,” Call said for like abandoned mines Supervisor’s Office: (575) 388-8201
fees, so Jones encourages guests to call guests wanting to visit the Gila National • Dress accordingly for the weather and Website: fs.usda.gov/gila
ahead and prepare for related costs. Forests. activities Facebook and Twitter @GilaNForest
Even for people who aren’t into hiking or Lincoln National Forest visitors can call • Keep items like flashlights handy for
any district office, as well as the main Lincoln National Forest:
camping, the forest offers plenty to see night, and bear pepper spray readily avail- fs.usda.gov/Lincoln
from the comfort of a car. office in Alamogordo at (575) 434-7200. able.
Some of the safety and outdoor ethics the Supervisor’s Office: (575) 434-7200
“There are several scenic loop drives • Practice fire safety. Smokey Bear District: (575) 257-4095
within the forest taking you from the Forest Service emphasizes on their site Rangers are also happy to answer any
include: Sacramento District: (575) 682-2551
desert to high alpine forests,” Jones said. specific questions from those who call Guadalupe District (575) 885-4181
The Lincoln National Forest maintains • “Pack Out What you Pack In.” In other their information numbers.
words, do not leave litter behind, and Twitter: @LincolnUSForest
three ranger districts: Ruidoso for the Visit fs.usda.gov/recmain to learn about
please put out all fires before you depart. New Mexico Rails-to-Trails:
Smokey Bear District, Cloudcroft with the safety, fire alerts, closings, weather, hours,
• Let someone know where you are going Nmrailstotrails.org for workdays, and
Sacramento District and Carlsbad, with the maps and other information. Updates are
and when you plan to return. downloadable maps
available on forests’ official sites on
Facebook, Flickr and Twitter. Smokey Bear Historical Park
Future guests can utilize the Forest (575) 354-2748. Emnrd.state.nm.us
Service sites at fs.usda.gov and look up the (Hours, frequently asked questions, histo-
corresponding forest area, such as the Gila ry, fun pages, etc). Facebook at
or Lincoln. SmokeyBearHistoricalPark
“We use some catch phrases like ‘Know National Solar Observatory at Sunspot
Before You Go’ to help remind people that nsosp.nso.edu. The visitor center has been
they need to be safe,” Call said. “We have closed since January 2018, but updates are
tips about traveling on forest, being around available at (575) 434-7190.
wildlife and staying safe.” Gila Cliff Dwellings National
Monument
Who to call (575) 536-9461. Website (through the
One of the keys to getting the most out of National Park Service): nps.gov/gicl/
one’s trip to Southern National Forests is Facebook: Gila Cliff Dwellings National
to stay informed on everything from the Monument
weather, closures, fire hazards and even Catwalk Recreation Area and Cosmic
potential area events before heading out. Campground
Both Gila and Lincoln National Forests Glenwood Ranger District: (575) 539-
have several numbers and sites readily 2481.

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park pass is $45). Information: (575) 536-9461 Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State
or nps.gov/gicl. Park — 1504 Miehls Drive N., Carlsbad, N.M.
The trail to the cliff dwellings is open from 9 Admission: $5 ($3 ages 7-12; free for 6 and
a.m. to 4 p.m. year round. Visitor center is under). Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (last entry
open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 3:30 p.m.). Information: (575) 887-5516 or
Special programs (reservations required, livingdesertnm.org.
space is limited to 30). Call for times:
DinoTracks Tour — Insights Science Center for Environmental Resource • Full Moon Hikes are Saturday, June 30, July Alameda Park Zoo — Alameda Park, 1321
Center host its monthly DinoTracks tour 9 to Management offers free guided walking tours 28 and Aug. 25. North White Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70),
11:30 a.m. Sunday, July 1 and Aug. 5, at Mt. and other activities at Rio Bosque Wetlands • Canyon View hikes are Saturday, July 14 Alamogordo. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Cristo Rey in Sunland Park. Cost: $15; available Park, 10176 Socorro Rd. in El Paso’s Mission and Aug. 11. Wear outdoor clothing and hik- Admission: $2.50 ($1.50 ages 3-11 and 60 and
at eventbrite. Information: 534-0000. RSVP at Valley. Tours last about two hours. ing boots, bring water and snack for 3-4 hour older; free for ages 2 and younger).
nsightselpaso.org. Information: 747-8663 or riobosque.org. program. Strenuous hike, may not be appropri- Information: (575) 439-4290, or on Facebook
• Birding tour is 7 a.m. Saturday, July 7. ate for young children. at Alameda Park Zoo-AFOTZ.
‘Our Otero Mesa’ — Southwest • Introductory tour is 8 a.m. Sunday, July 22.
Environmental Center, 275 N. Main hosts the Meeting place is a bridge crossing Riverside
photo exhibit in July and August featuring Canal. Take Americas Ave. (Loop 375) to Pan
works by local photographers highlighting the American Drive, turn left and travel 1.5 miles.
grasslands, wilderness and wildlife of Otero
Mesa. Opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Municipal Rose Garden — The garden at
July 6. Information: (575) 522-5552. 3418 Aurora (at Copia) is open 8 a.m. to 6
p.m. daily through November, except for offi-
El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society cial holidays. The 4-acre garden has many types
— Nonmembers and beginners welcome to of roses at the sprawling park area with a
field trips. Information: Mark Perkins, 637-3521 waterfall, shade canopy and many other ameni-
or trans-pecos-audubon.com. ties. Admission is free. Information/rentals: El
• Upper Valley Sunset Tour starts at 6:30 p.m. Paso Parks and Recreation, 212-0092 or elpa-
Saturday, July 7, at Keystone Heritage Park, sotexas.gov/parks.
4200 Doniphan.
• Cloudcroft and Mescalero Fish Hatchery. Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic
Carpool departs at 6 a.m. Saturday, July 21, Site — Ranch Road 2775 off U.S. 62/180
from the Lowe’s parking lot, 4521 (Montana Ave.). Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Transmountain. Bring a lunch. Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Silver City area weekend is Aug. 10-12. Friday through Sunday. Admission: $7 (free for
children 12 and younger). Admission including
WaterSmart Series — El Paso Water’s tours or hikes is $9 (13 and over); $2 (ages 5-
TecH2O Center, 10751 Montana, hosts 12). Information: 857-1135, ext. 0, or texas-
“Mulches,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 14, stateparks.gov.
as Part 6 of its seven-part series on the “Seven
Principles of Water Efficient Landscapes.” White Sands National Monument — 15
Information: 621-2000 or tech2o.org. miles southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S.
70. Visitor Center hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
El Paso Zoo — 4001 E. Paisano. Entrance Park hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Last entrance is
hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Until 8:30 8 p.m. Entrance fee: $5 age 16 and older. Free
p.m. Saturday, July 21. Admission is $12 ($9 for children. Information: (575) 479-6124 or
ages 60 and older and military; $7.50 ages 3 to nps.gov/whsa or on Facebook.
12; free ages 2 and under. Information: 212- Sunset strolls are offered at 7 p.m. daily.
0966, elpasozoo.org, or on Facebook at Full Moon Hikes are 8 p.m. Thursday, July
ElPasoZoo. 26, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25.
Wyler Aerial Tramway — 1700 McKinley. Reservations required, starting one month in
Information: 562-9899 or 566-6622. Free hik- advance of each hike; online only. Cost: $8; $4
ing safety demonstrations offered every 30 age 15 and young, plus entrance fees.
minutes 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21. Full Moon Night program, with extended park
hours, is 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 27.
Franklin Mountains State Park — Entry The Mexican Arts Show and Sale is 10 a.m. to
fee is $5 per person, free age 12 and under 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 30-July 1.
(with family). Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The annual MothaPalooza celebration of the
Information: 566-6441 or on Facebook at 40 moth species found at the park is 8 to 11
FranklinMountainsSP. p.m. Friday, July 20.
Guided hikes and bike rides are $8 per per-
son; includes entry. Dogs welcome on leash on Carlsbad Caverns National Park — The
some hikes. Reservations required: 566-6441 (8 park is about 160 miles east of El Paso, off the
a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday). Carlsbad Highway (U.S. 62-180). Information:
• Peak Fitness Hike is 6 p.m. Saturday, July 7, (575) 785-2232 or nps.gov/cave.
at the Ron Coleman Trail. Meet at Smuggler’s Visitor Center is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
Pass parking lot off of Transmountain Road to Last entry into cave via natural entrance is 5
carpool to the trailhead. p.m. with last entry into cave via elevator 5
• Nature Walk Trail Tour is 8 a.m. Sunday, p.m. (be in line to exit cave by 6:30 p.m.).
July 8, in the Tom Mays unit. Daily bat flight talks offered just before sunset
• Astronomy program is 8 p.m. Friday, July 13, at the amphitheater outside the natural
at the Tom Mays unit. entrance. Admission is free.
• Women’s Hike to Shaffer Shuffle is 7:30 a.m. Night Sky programs begin after the bat flight
Saturday, July 21. Meet at Tom Mays unit. programs, and are suitable for all ages. Hike is
• Prospect Mine Tours 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, 1/2 mile for star walks and 1.5 miles for moon
July 22, at Cottonwood Springs trailhead. hikes on a rugged desert trail. No open-toed
shoes. Bring water, snack, blanket or towel to
Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso lie on and red light flashlight. Rangers can pro-
Desert Botanical Garden — 4200 vide red light headlamps. Upcoming Star Walks
Doniphan (across from Frontera). Hours are 9 are July 13-14, and Moon Walks are July 27-
a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Friday, and 28. Participation is free, but space is limited on
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed a first come, first serve basis.
Tuesdays. Admission: $2 (free for members);
$1 children. Information: 584-0563, keystone- Gila Cliff Dwellings National
heritagepark.com. Monument — 44 miles north of Silver City
on NM Highway 15. Entrance fee: $10 (annual
Rio Bosque Wetlands Park — UTEP’s
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Centennial Museum — University at The museums are the Las Cruces Museum of
Wiggins, UTEP. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 Monday Art, Branigan Cultural Center and the Museum
through Saturday. Admission is free. of Nature and Science, at 411-501 N. Main in
Information: 747-6667 or museum.utep.edu. the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, and the
‘Camp Discovery’ for kids in grades 4 through Railroad Museum, 351 N. Mesilla.
8 are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through July 27. July events:
• July 11: Family Art Night at Museum of Art;
El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Trivia Night (at 5:30 p.m.) at Museum of
Center — 715 N. Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m. War Eagles Air Museum — 8012 Airport Brown Bag Lecture “Native American Steel
Road, Doña Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa. Gangs” by Fred Friedman, is noon Tuesday, Nature & Science; and “Indian Detours” talk at
to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Railroad Museum (6 p.m.).
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through July 10, about the work by Native Americans
Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday. • July 18: Open Mic Night at Museum of Art
Sunday. Admission: $5; $4 senior citizens and in building railroads and depots in New Mexico.
Admission is free unless listed otherwise; dona- (5:30 p.m.), and Self Portraits at Branigan.
military; free for children under 12.
tions welcome. Information: 351-0048 or elpa- NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum • July 25: Nocturnal Bedtime Stories at
Information: (575) 589-2000 or war-eagles-air-
soholocaustmuseum.org. — 4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. Hours Museum of Nature & Science; and Switching
museum.com.
“Small But Mighty” camp is 9 a.m. to noon are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Game (5:30 p.m.) at the Railroad Museum.
Las Cruces area
Monday through Friday, July 9-13, for ages 8- noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for
12. Cost: $50. adults, $4 seniors 60 and older; $3 children age
Branigan Cultural Center — Branigan 4-17; free for museum members, veterans and Also
El Paso Museum of Archaeology —
Building, 501 N. Main, (Downtown Mall) Las children age 3 and under. Information: (575)
4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso Hubbard Museum of the American
Cruces. Open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday 522-4100 or nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.
(west of U.S. 54). Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. West — 841 U.S. Hwy 70 West, next to
through Saturday, open until 8 p.m. As part of the Blue Star Program, active duty
Tuesday through Saturday. Tours are 10:30 to Ruidoso Downs (N.M.) Race Track. Hours are
Wednesdays. Closed July 4. Information: (575) military personnel and their families are admit-
2 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays, Mondays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday
541-2154, las-cruces.org/museums. ted free through Labor Day.
and city holidays. Admission is free. (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Admission:
A collaborative event for Branigan’s “What’s Local historian and author Dawn Santiago
Information: 755-4332 or $7 ($5 for seniors, military; $2 children 6-16;
Your Las Cruces Memory” project and the “Las presents “The Voice in the Wilderness: The
elpasotexas.gov/arch_museum/. $1 Ruidoso Downs residents; free for children
Cruces Memory Lane” community Facebook Life and Career of Father Pierre Lassaigne,
Showing through Sept. 1: “Children of the 5 and younger and museum members).
page is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 7. Pioneer Priest of Southern New Mexico” at 7
Hisatsinom: The Artistic Tradition of the Hopi.” Information: (575) 378-4142, hubbardmuse-
Guests can digitize their photographs and docu- p.m. Thursday, July 12, as part of the muse-
Summer Day Camp is 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday um.org or on Facebook.
ments, photograph family heirlooms, record um’s cultural series. Admission is free.
through Friday, July 24-27, for ages 7 to 12.
stories, and more. Bring a flash drive and take The 15th annual Ice Cream Sunday celebrat- Museum of the Big Bend — Sul Ross
El Paso Museum of History — 510 N. home digital copies of family archives. ing National Ice Cream Day is noon to 4 p.m. State University (Entrance 3), Hwy 90 in
Santa Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday Showing through Sept. 15: “Flamenco: Sunday, July 15, with ice cream making and Alpine, Texas. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
through Saturday (open until 9 p.m. Thursdays), From Spain to New Mexico,” traveling exhibi- other activities. The annual ice cream sandwich Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m.
and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. tion from Museum of International Folk Art. eating races are at 2:30 p.m. (registration at Sunday. Guided tours available. Admission is
Information: 212-0320, elpasotexas.gov/history. Showing through Oct. 3: “Melding History noon), Museum admission applies. The first 600 free, donations accepted. Information: (432)
Showing through Aug. 5: “Full Speed Ahead: and Art — The Bracero Program,” an exhibit people to pay admission to the event receive a 837-8143, museum@sulross.edu or museu-
El Paso Streetcars.” by Diana LeMarbe, Jeri Desrochers and coupon for a free 5-ounce cup of Caliche’s mofthebigbend.com.
A free paper Street Car Model Family Craft Raymond Cobos. Exhibit features sculptures, Frozen Custard to use at the Museum during Showing through Sept. 2: “FotoTexas II:
event is 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 1. paintings and historic photographs on the two- the afternoon. People, Place and Culture.” works by The
A Ranch Day Fiesta is 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, nation guest worker program. Showing through July 8 in the Legacy Texas Photographic Society exhibit curated by
July 28, with crafts, living history events and Showing July 3-Oct. 27: “League of Women Gallery: “Form & Function: Objects with Flair” Dallas-based photographer, Laura Wilson.
family activities. Voters: 50 Years of Study, Action and Service in featuring more than 40 objects from the muse-
New Mexico Museum of Space
“Summer Thursdays” at the museum run Las Cruces.” A member forum focused on um collections.
History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. The
through August: mental health issues and Doña Ana County is at Showing through Aug. 5: “How Does Your
museum features the International Space Hall
• Free Yoga in the Park is 6 p.m. July 5. Free. 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 18. Garden Grow?” works by the New Mexico
of Fame and the Tombaugh IMAX Dome
• “History on the Run” Walking Tour of Early region of Studio Art Quilt Associates.
Movie Theaters is 6 p.m. July 12. Cost: $10.
Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Showing through Sept. 16: “NM Farm &
Theater and Planetarium.
• Crafting from the Collection is 7 p.m. to
Science — 411 N. Main in the Las Cruces Livestock Bureau: 100 Years Strong.”
Space center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Downtown Mall. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 Admission: $6 ($5 for seniors and military, $4
work with Fans, July 19. Cost: $19. Showing through March 9, 2019: “Dressed
p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, open until 8 ages 4-12, children 3 and younger free). Call
•”History on the Run” Walking Tours of for the Occasion,” featuring women’s clothing
p.m. Wednesdays. Closed July 4. Information: for school tours and group ticket arrangements.
Deadliest Downtown Gunfights is 6 p.m. July from the pioneer days of the 1870s to the
(575) 522-3120 or las-cruces.org/museums. Museum will close at 2 p.m. July 18.
26. Cost: $1. Depression Era of the 1930s.
STEAMpunk lecture is 11:45 Saturday, July 21 Information: (877) 333-6589, (575) 437-2840
The museum offers “Free the Yoga” classes Summer camps, run through July 26.
on Fernando Altamirando and on Nikola Tesla. or nmspacemuseum.org.
noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 30. Information: (575) 522-4100 or luannr.kil-
The museum will host a NASA In-flight The Launch Pad Lecture Series is 9 to 11 a.m.
All levels welcome. Information: day@state.nm.us.
Education Downlink 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, the first Friday of each month. The July 6 lec-
hello@freetheyoga.com; register at 212-3163.
July 26, at Las Cruces City Hall, 700 N. Main. NMSU Art Gallery — D.W. Williams Art ture is “NASA: 60 Years of Launching Our
‘Explore Your History’ four-day summer
Saturday Family Science is 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 Center, 1390 E. University Ave, NMSU. Hours Imagination” with Museum Executive Director
camps are 9 a.m. to noon for age 8-12 and 1 to
p.m. Saturday, July 7, on “Solar Energy 1: Solar are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Chris Orwoll. Admission is free. The Aug. 3
4 p.m. for age 11-15, Tuesdays through
Powered Cars,” and Aug. 4 on “Solar Energy Saturday. Admission is free. Information: (575) lecture is “Nuclear Legacy: The People of the
Fridays, July 10-Aug. 10.
2: Solar Ovens.” 646-2545 or uag.nmsu.edu. Manhattan Project.”
Magoffin Home State Historic Site — A “Building with Biology: Editor Our Showing through July 14: “Here & Now Science Saturday events for kids and their par-
1120 Magoffin. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evolution” roundtable discussion is 1 to 3 p.m. Regional Juried Exhibition,” in collaboration ents are 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 7.
Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 14. with Las Cruces Museum of Art, featuring The annual Fireworks Extravaganza is
Sunday. Visitor Center is at 1117 Magoffin, ; Summer Camps are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays works in all media. “Here and Now” includes Wednesday, July 4.
closed Sunday. Tours on the hour; last tour at 4 through Fridays, through July 20. for grades works created by artists living and working
Sacramento Mountains Historical
p.m. Cost: $7 ($6 seniors 65 and older; $4 ages 1-8. Cost per camp varies. within a 150 mile of Las Cruces Exhibit at
Museum — 1000 U.S. 82, across from the
6-18; free ages 5 and younger). Information: Free week-long “GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) Museum of Art continues through July 21.
Chamber of Commerce in Cloudcroft, N.M.
533-5147, visitmagoffinhome.com or Facebook. Science of Space summer camps for 1:30 to Showing July 26-Sept. 21: “Jenny Morgan: A
Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday,
• Kids Adobe Class: Building with Dirt for ages 2:30 p.m. for grades 2 and 3, and 3 to 4 p.m. Higher Ground.” The exhibition tracks
Friday and Saturday. Admission: $5 ($3 ages 6
6-10 is 9 a.m. to noon Friday, July 6. $10. for grades 4-6 Tuesdays through Fridays Morgan’s work starting from graduate school at
to 12); $1 military discount. Information: (575)
• Lemon Ice Cooking Class is 10 a.m. Saturday, through Aug. 10. Participation is free; regis- the School of Visual Arts to her more recent
682-2932 or cloudcroftmuseum.com.
July 7. $5. tration due by 4 p.m. on the Saturday prior to paintings exploring the individual through high-
• Hands-On Fencing Demonstration is 10 a.m. each session: (575) 532-3372. def, glimmering layered portraits. Opening Silver City Museum — 312 W. Broadway,
to noon, Wednesday, July 11, hosted by Salle reception is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 26. Silver City, in the historic H.B. Ailman House.
De Long Fencing School.
Las Cruces Railroad Museum — 351 N. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through
Mesilla (at Las Cruces avenue west of the Summer Wednesday Evening
• Yoga with Rebecca Hendricks is 10 a.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
Downtown Mall). Open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Programs — The four museums of the Las
Saturday, July 14 and 28. Free. Sunday. Open until 7 p.m. the first Friday of the
Tuesday through Saturday, open until 8 p.m. Cruces Museum System will be open until 8
Kids Camps are selected 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. month. Admission: $5 suggested donation.
Wednesdays, plus 5 to 7 p.m. July 6. Closed p.m. every Wednesday during the summer
Wednesdays through Fridays. Bring daily sack Information: (575) 538-5921, silvercitymuse-
July 4. Admission is free. Information: (575) months, with special programs each week.
lunch; snacks and beverages. Cost: $60. um.org, or on Facebook.
647-4480 or museums.las-cruces.org. Programs are 5 to 7 p.m., unless otherwise list-
• July 11-13: “Life in the 19th Century El As part of the Blue Star Program, active duty
All city museums are open until 8 p.m. ed. All museums closed July 4. Information: las-
Paso!” for ages 6-8. military personnel and their families are admit-
Wednesdays through August. cruces.org/museums or on Facebook.
• July 18-20: “Victorian Science!” ages 8-10. ted free through Labor Day.

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Austrian art collector
focuses on El Paso
look forward to buying art through KCOS
because they know they can find high
quality art for reasonable prices – and they

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are also supporting a very positive cause at
the same time. The buying process is so
easy, and in many ways it is also less
intimidating for those who don’t regularly
al Marcus and his wife, Patricia, go to galleries. They can bid from home
recently returned from an amazing and remain anonymous.”
trip to Vienna, Austria, responding Marcus has teamed up with KCOS to
to an invitation an art collector from offer supporters a chance to own a signed
Vienna with whom they have established a copy of his newest, limited edition print,
growing friendship. The trip included “El Paso!”, from the mural commissioned
some surprises, such as an impromptu art by the new Hospitals of Providence
show of Hal’s work at the collector’s pri- Transmountain Campus. The print, which
vate museum. is 12” x 36”, is composed of 14 panels.
Hal explains how their acquaintance with Loya explains that Hal’s print is a pro-
Peter Schnabl began: motion in conjunction with the 40-year
“Peter enjoys hunting so he comes out to celebration of the program “Mr. Rogers’
the Big Bend area, which is the location of Neighborhood.”
a particular breed of trophy sheep. He and “We are offering this to new members
several companions fly into El Paso and and also returning members who sign up
then go to their hunting location from here. as sustaining members of KCOS at the
Because his other interest is art, he also several museums, where we were especial- $20 monthly level,” she said, explaining
takes time to visit several galleries when ly impressed by the works of Austrian that donors will be able to pick up the print
he is here. He has been to our gallery artists Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and at the Gallery.
about 12 times over the past 15 years. His Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
visits are generally around Thanksgiving, “He also took us to his the farm house Not so encouraging
so Patricia and I have invited him to have about an hour out of Vienna where he was
dinner with us on several occasions. raised. He has converted it into a three- The Art Scene in El Paso is a bit poorer
“Over the years, he has purchased 120 story, private art museum where he houses now, with two more galleries closing their
paintings from my gallery, which include his collection of 450 paintings, collection doors. Kimberley Vanecek has closed her
works by Daniel Padilla, Francisco of glassware, duck decoys, Middle-Eastern Art Avenue Gallery and has also discontin-
Romero, Hal Marcus, Mauricio Mora, and Persian rugs, and his hunting trophies. ued publication of her magazine by the
Willibald de Cabrera, Hector Bernal, He also surprised Patricia and me by invit- same name. The Galeria Zia at El Paso
Krystyna Robbins, Corinne Spinnler, ing 30 of his closest art-loving friends to International Airport has announced on its
Alberto Escamilla and Marina Savitzsky. meet us and took us all out to lunch. He Facebook page that it will close Aug. 25.
He has approximately, 25 Marcus’, 25 even scheduled a small art show of my
Mora’s, 25 Romero’s, 25 Padilla’s, 8 work in his museum using some of the Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer
Willibald’s, 8 Bernal’s, and 8 Escamilla’s. work he had of mine, plus some drawings specializing in the visual arts.
He has also acquired Early El Paso Art by I did while we were there.
Bill Rakocy, Ray Lopez-Aleman & Noel “I had brought him some small gifts like
Espinoza. The pieces he purchases are usu- prints and cards, and he was so gracious
ally not larger than 16” x 20”. He also asks about receiving them. I even took my Aunt
for them to be unframed so that he can put Alice Alligator book, which he was
them in a smaller container in order to take delighted to have for his grandchildren.
them back with him rather than having They are very respectful of artists and their
them shipped.” lifestyles.”
Schnabl has also visited other studios Hal enthuses, “The couple’s hospitality is
such as those of Alberto Escamilla, something we will remember for the rest
Corinne Spinnler and Krystyna Robbins. of our lives because of their graciousness
Both Corrine and Alberto characterized and love of art. It is people like the
Schnabl as a very humble and caring indi- Schnabls who are the reason we are still in
vidual. Corinne comments, “He first asked the art business.”
about my work after seeing it in the Also: Be sure to catch the “ARTalk” 5-8
Sunland Gallery and seemed to be most p.m. Thursday, July 26 for the Hal Marcus
attracted by my colorful floral pieces. He Gallery’s exhibit of the “4 Amigos: Hal
made several visits to my studio, and the Marcus, Mauricio Mora, Daniel Padilla,
last time he brought me a small gift and Francisco Romero.” Hal will show
because he was concerned about my hus- photos from his trip to Vienna, and viewers
band’s declining health.” will have the opportunity to see works by
Alberto was impressed by how Schnabl many of the El Paso artists whose works
describing him as “the painter of color,” now hang in Vienna.
adding, “He liked my landscapes, especial-
ly the ones that depicted rural life.” KCOS Art Auction recap
Schnabl tends to refer to all artists from
El Paso as “Mexican painters,” Hal said, For more than two decades, art has
but his tastes in art encompass a wide vari- played a major role in helping to fund
ety of works. “He has very diverse tastes KCOS, El Paso’s public television station.
collecting art from Russia, Turkey, and KCOS Director Emily Loya, reports that
India as well as the U.S. He also makes this April’s 2018 Auction brought in
purchases through art auction houses in $71,000 – about 30 percent more than last
Europe to add to his collections of glass- year’s total. “Out of the 140 pieces we pre-
ware and decoy ducks, and his wife has sented, we sold 120 of them, including
her own collection of vintage watches. some high-end works by Tom Lea and
“An accomplished real estate lawyer, Manuel Acosta. It is encouraging because
now retired, he is well respected by a wide it tells us the economy must be better since
range of peers, friends and associates, part- viewers are spending money on art.”
ly because he is also known as a supporter Hal Marcus confirmed the growing
of the arts. While we were in Vienna, he importance of the annual KCOS auction:
and his wife, Christiane, treated us like “Thanks to the generosity of the El Paso
royalty. They gave us the keys to their art community, we have actually built a
four-story guest home and also took us to culture around this auction. People really

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Agave Rosa Gallery — The gallery and stu- International Museum of Art — 1211
dio of Manuel Piña is at 905 Noble (next to the Montana. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
International Museum of Art). Hours are noon Wednesday Thursday and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.
to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 3 Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.
p.m. Saturday. Information: 533-8011. Information: 543-6747, internationalmuseumo-
fart.net or on Facebook.
Bert Saldana Art Gallery — The gallery The Art of the Arts Society, hosts a presenta-
featuring Southwestern Art is at 1501 Main
tion at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, July 21, with
Street in the San Elizario Arts District. Hours
author, musician and entrepreneur James
are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through
Robert Murphy. Information: 543-6747.
Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to
4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 479-2926 or bert- Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald
saldana.com. Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is off Dawson
Drive next to the Sun Bowl. Hours are 10 a.m.
Crossland Gallery — The El Paso Art to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (open until 7
Association’s gallery is at 500 W. Paisano (Art
p.m. Thursday) and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Junction of El Paso). Hours are 11 a.m. to 4
Information: 747-6151, rubincenter.utep.edu or
p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
on Facebook at RubinCenter.
Saturdays. Information: 534-7377,
Showing through Aug. 10:
CrosslandArtGallery.com, or on Facebook.
• In the Rubin and L Galleries is the Annual
Showing June 29-Aug. 4: “Star Spangled
Juried UTEP Student Art Exhibition. Media
America,” exhibit of patriotic art. Judge is Bob
includes painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics,
Snead, El Paso artist and retired veteran.
metals and graphic design.
Opening reception is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday,
• In the Project Space is “Salidas y
June 29.
Entradas/Exits and Entrances,” work by artists
Deadline to enter Arts International Juried
Jessica Hankey and Erin Johnson.
exhibit is Aug. 1.
Dozal Art Gallery — The gallery of award- Las Cruces/Mesilla
winning artist Robert Dozal is at 1445 Main
10-10 ArtsHop — Doña Ana Arts Council
Street in the San Elizario Art District. Hours
hosts “12 Hours of Art in Las Cruces” with
are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through
events 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. the second Saturday
Sunday, or by appointment. Information: 777-
of every month. Information: (575) 523-6403
5237 or robertdozalartwork.weebly.com.
or daarts.org. Participating galleries for July 14:
El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts • DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de
Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9 Mercado, Suite D; 4 to 7 p.m. featuring works
a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and by Daphne Wirthlin.
Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to • NMSU University Art Gallery, 1390 E.
9 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free. University; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Information: 212-0300 or • Cutter Gallery, 2640 El Paseo; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
elpasoartmuseum.org. • Rokoko Art Gallery, 1785 Calle de Mercado;
Showing through Sept. 16: “Transborder 4 to 7 p.m.
Biennial 2018/Bienal Transfronteriza 2018“ • Four Points Perspective Art Gallery, 3405
juried exhibition, featuring 30 artists or collec- Hwy 28; 7 to 10 p.m.
tives living along the U.S.-Mexico boundary • Art Obscura, 3206 Harrelson; 7 to 10 p.m.
whose work addresses border conditions.
Art Obscura Gallery — 3206 Harrelson in
Showing July 1-Oct. 28: “Early West Teas:
Las Cruces. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Waypoint and Home,” featuring paintings,
Thursday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4
prints, drawings and photographs by early West
p.m. Sunday. Information: (575) 494-7256,
Texas artists.
Artobscuragallery.com or on Facebook.
Showing July 8-Oct. 21: “Cholo at the
Showing through July 8:
Border” works by Paola Rascón.
• “Cells to Cities,” works by Jeffery Erin,
Art Talk of with Juárez-based muralist Melo!
exploring resource use in the desert landscape
is 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 21.
as an expression of global trends.
Free Summer Drop In Art Adventure for fam-
• “Athazagoraphobia,” (fear of being forgotten
ilies are noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and
or ignored, and fear of forgetting), works by
Friday, July 3 and July 5-6.
Katie LaPage.
Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and Colorful Trails Second Saturday Open
Gift Shop — The gallery of impressionist Studios — Several Las Cruces artists will host
painter Alberto Escamilla is at 1445 Main Street
studio open houses noon to 5 p.m. Saturday,
in San Elizario. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
July 14. Information: (828) 467-9060 or
Wednesday through Saturday, and 12:30 to
kdarts2u@gmail.com.
4:30 p.m. Sunday. Information: 851-0742 or
• Leslie Toombs, 429 Reeves. Information:
474-1800, or albertoescamilla.com.
(575) 523-1060 or paintedtree.com.
Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon. • Dunklee’s Art Studio, 1201 2nd. Information:
The gallery specializes in local and early El Paso (575) 523-1889 or pennyduncklee.com.
art. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, • Roy Van der AA nonobjective media, 2645
Wednesday and Friday; noon to 7 p.m. Dona Ana Road. Also featured is artist Connie
Thursday or by appointment. Information: 533- Falk (acrylics). Information: (575) 520-8752.
9090 or halmarcus.com. • Debra Vance, 2200 W. Union. Information:
Showing through Aug. 24: “4 Amigos,” (970) 405-5784 or HaciendaVance.com.
works by Daniel Padilla, Francisco Romero, • Dennis Lujan Art Pop Studio, 3390
Mauricio Mora and Hal Marcus. “ARTalk” is 5-8 Applecross Place. Information: (575) 202-7981.
p.m. Thursday, July 26.
Please see Page 33
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Art Scene played every three months. Information: (575)
522-2933 or mesillavalleyfinearts.com.
Cont’d from Page 22
July’s featured artists are Pat Black, gourd
artist and watercolorist, and Kay Susin award-
• Gypsy Sage Artists, with Laurie Churchill and
winning painter.
Marj Leininger. 4116 Callebelleza (Sonoma
Ranch). Information: (575) 520-9245.
Also
Cutter Gallery — 2640 El Paseo (at Alto Artists Studio Tour — The artists of
University), Las Cruces. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5
the Alto, N.M., area open their studios for the
p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
15th annual free public tour Aug. 3-5. The
Saturday. Contemporary and Abstract Art
self-guided tour features studios and galleries in
presentation is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July
Alto, Ruidoso and throughout Lincoln County.
14.Information: (575) 541-0658 or thecutter-
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and
gallery.com.
Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Doña Ana Arts & Cultural Center — Information: altoartistsstudiotour.com.
1740 Calle de Mercado, Mesilla. Hours are 9 A free preview party with the artists is 5 to 7
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Spencer Theater
Information: (575) 523-6403 or daarts.org. in Alto, and includes a silent auction, hors
Showing in the center’s gallery in July is the d’oeuvres, cash bar, art sale and musical enter-
art of Daphne Wirthlin, a wildlife and nature tainment. Special guest is artist Michael Hurd.
painter. Alto is 5 miles north of Ruidoso on Highway
Community art classes are 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 48. The tour route takes visitors through pine
Wednesdays. Classes include materials, light forests onto a mesa with views of Sierra Blanca
refreshments and a glass of wine. No experi- and the Capitans. A brochure with artists’
ence is necessary; all levels welcome. Cost $30 names and a map of the studio locations is
per class (includes materials and light refresh- available at Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce,
ments). Advance registration requested. participating studios and all sponsor locations.
• July 11: Acrylic roadrunner with Sally Quillin.
Cloudcroft Summer Art Workshops —
• July 18: Pet Portraits with Judy Martinez.
Cloudcroft Art Workshops hosts its annual fine
• July 25: Abstract painting with black light
art workshops at the “Old Red School House”
effects by Tiffany Figueroa.
(Public Library), 90 Swallow Place in
A “Fab Four Artists” Short Course hosted by
Cloudcroft, N.M. Five-day workshops are
art historian Kathleen Key runs every other
offered 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through
Monday, July 23-Aug. 20. Evenings begin
Fridays through Aug. 17. Cost per workshop
with social hour at 5 p.m., with seminars 5:30
varies ($400-$525). Information: Linda Shiplett,
to 7 p.m. Cost: $50 for all four courses; $20
(915) 490-5071, CloudcroftArt.com.
drop in per seminar.
• July 9-13: Watercolor with Ken Hosmer
• July 23: Joseph Mallord William Turner
• July 16-20: Acrylic and watercolor with
(British, 1775-1851)
Laurie Goldstein-Warren
• July 30: John Singer Sargent (American,
• July 23-27: Oil and pastel with Alan
1856-1925)
Flattmann
• Aug. 6: Joaquin Sorolla (Spanish, 1863-1923)
• July 30-Aug. 3: Watercolor and mixed
• Aug. 20: NC Wyeth (1882-1945), Andrew
media with Cathy Lubke
Wyeth (1917-2009) and other Wyeth family
• Aug. 7-10: Oils with Qian Huang
members (American).
• Aug. 13-17: Watercolor with Joey Hicks.
The Promoting Art in the Mesilla Valley free
series speaker series is noon Friday, July 27. Deming Arts Center — The Deming Arts
This month’s topic is LAB – Learning Action Council gallery and gift shop is at 100 Gold in
Buffet with Michelle Valverde and Armando Deming, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Arellano. Admission is free. Participants may Monday through Saturday. Admission is free.
bring a sack lunch. Information: daarts.org. Information: (575) 546-3663, demingarts.org or
on Facebook.
Las Cruces Museum of Art — 491 N. Showing July 1-30: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Art show.
Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to
Reception is 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 1. Local
4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, open until
author Roxana Gillett will talk about and sign
8 p.m. Wednesdays, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the
copies of her new book “The White Elephant
First Friday Ramble (July 6). Closed July 4.
Kneels.”
Information: (575) 541-2137 or las-
cruces.org/museums. Lincoln County Art Loop — Twenty-one
Showing through July 21: “Here and Now” Lincoln County artists ill host open houses at
regional juried exhibition, featuring works of all 19 studios 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through
media by area artists. Sunday, July 6-8, during the 23rd annual self-
An “Exploring Mixed Media” gallery talk is 1 guided tour on a scenic route from Carrizozo
to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 7, highlighting pieces to the lower Hondo Valley. Information: 1-855-
from the “Here and Now” exhibit. 522-5667.
Showing Aug. 3-Oct. 27: “Light Works: A Look for the Art Loop signs identifying each
Century of Photography,” spanning the history location; maps are available at area chambers of
of photography from Eadweard Muybridge’s commerce, Ruidoso Regional Arts Council or
19th-century studies of animal locomotion to ArtLoopStudioTour.org.
Richard Misrach’s contemporary prints.
Artrageous free art appreciation activities are
Rio Bravo Fine Art — 110 Broadway in
Truth or Consequences, N.M. Gallery hours
10 a.m. to noon every Saturday. July looks at
are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through
pop artists.
Sunday. Information: (575) 894-0572 or rio-
• July 7: Andy Warhol
bravofineartgallery.com.
• July 14: Jasper Johns
Showing through July 17 are works by Ricky
• July 21: Roy Lichenstein
Padilla. Padilla’s vibrant paintings include land-
• July 28: Pop Collage
scapes, portraits, animals, and Spiritual Navajo
Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery — and Apache subjects.
2470-A Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, across Showing July 14-Aug. 26: “Some New,
from the Fountain Theatre. Hours are 10 a.m. Some Old, Some Reduced Prices,” works by
to 5 p.m. daily. The gallery features more than Delmas Howe. Opening reception is 6 to 9
30 artists in various media. New works dis- p.m. Saturday, July 14.

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O
ne of my favorite sermons was
preached by a former professor
of mine nearly 30 years ago. Dr.
Robert McAfee Brown was a highly
regarded theologian, author, educator
and activist, particularly known for his Tumblewords Project — The writing Rail Readers Book Club — The club
leadership in ecumenical efforts to workshops are 12:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. meets at 11 a.m. on the third Wednesday of
oppose the Vietnam War. The war had Saturdays at the Memorial Park Public Library the month at the Las Cruces Railroad Museum,
been over for a few years by the time I Obviously we don’t have to choose
meeting room, 3200 Copper. Workshops are 351 N. Mesilla in Las Cruces. The July 18 book
heard him preach, but he was still a between the two. But after mulling over
free. Information: 566-1034 (library), tumble- is “The Two Alberts: Fountain and Fall,” writ-
major voice in social justice issues. this sermon for nearly 30 years, and
wordsproject@yahoo.com or on Facebook. ten by Gordon R. Owen. Participation is free.
He preached that day on the relation- learning from my own experience, I am
• July 7: “Portrait Session” by Victor Information: 575-647-4480.
ship between orthodoxy and orthopraxy. much more respectful about the different
Hernández.
Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club —
Orthodoxy refers to “correct belief” and ways people come to the truth. There are
• July 14: “Many Things Are Dubious:
The book club devoted to Victorian era science
orthopraxy refers to “correct conduct.” people like me who focus on intellectual
Elizabeth Bishop” by Kit Wren. .
fiction meets at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at
One has to do with the way we think, truth and still grope in the dark to live
• July 21: “Assaying the Essay” by Bill Sparks.
Magoffin Home State Historic Site, 1120
the other with what we do. good lives. There are people who self-
• July 28: “If It Doesn’t Hurt It Doesn’t
Magoffin, to discuss “The Island of Dr. Moreau”
Dr. Brown talked about how some peo- lessly do good for others but don’t have
Matter” by Carlos Fidel Espinoza.
by H.G. Wells (1891). Victorian era or steam-
ple emphasized orthodoxy, and assumed a fancy theology. Murder She Read — The Eastside chapter punk dress encouraged, but not required. Cost:
that orthopraxy came as a result of right I don’t believe that just subscribing to of the book discussion group supporting $5. Information: 533-5147,
thinking. Get your theology straight, in a certain set of beliefs gives us a pass women mystery writers meets 7 to 9 p.m. visitmagoffinhome.com or Facebook.
other words, and your actions will fol- into heaven, and I don’t think that any Tuesday, July 3, at 1631 Commons, to discuss
low. Evangelicals in particular tend to LGBT book group — The bimonthly book
lifetime of good work earns someone “Perfect Evil” by Alex Kava. Admission is free
focus on what people believe as more eternal life. On the other hand, I also and open to anyone. Information: 629-7063 or
group meets on odd-numbered months. Open
important than what they do. think people who sincerely look for truth labodda9@aol.com.
to all GLBT and GLBT-friendly people interest-
But it can be just as true, Dr. Brown will find their actions transformed; and
ed in book discussions. Information: 471-9396
said, the other way around. How we Reading Art Book Club — The book club or on Facebook at ElPasoGLBTBookGroup.
those who strive for good will find their
conduct ourselves affects what we minds transformed.
of the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main, The July book discussion is 6:30 p.m. Monday,
believe. A life dedicated to doing good I would suggest that along with ortho-
meets at 2:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of July 23, at The Block, 4172 N. Mesa, on “Less”
can lead someone to the truth about doxy and orthopraxy, we should also
each month in the Museum of Nature and by Andrew Sean Greer, winner of the 2018
God. As a theologian who taught at seek orthopathy — having a heart that
Science classroom next door. Meetings are free Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
some of the country’s top universities, loves what God loves. And I have met
and open to the public; participants do not
Barnes and Noble story times — Stories
Dr. Brown certainly cared about think- people who beliefs and conduct seemed
need to have read the book. Information: (575)
for children art at 11 a.m. Saturdays at stores at
ing right. But his experience working amiss, but their heart sought what was
541-2217, sabdon@las-cruces.org or las-
El Paso’s East Side, Fountains at Farah; West
with others to fight injustice also taught good. And that can also lead to right
cruces.org/museums.
Side, 705 Sunland Park; and Las Cruces Mesilla
him that those who gave themselves thinking and action.
The July 11 book is “Photography: The 50
Valley Mall.
fully to doing good had a better under- Most Influential Photographers of All Time” by
The West Side store and Las Cruces locations
standing of God than the religious do- Randy Limbird is editor of Chris Dickie.
also offer story times at 10 a.m. Friday.
nothings who contented themselves with El Paso Scene. Comments?
Bible knowledge. Send to randy@epscene.com

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p.m. Saturday, July 14, starting at the Wigwam Museum of Archaeology, 4301 Transmountain
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and iced tea. Admission is free; the public is
Fort Stanton Live! — The fort’s annual cel-
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Archaeological Society (EPAS).
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Entrance to the lab has the EPAS logo on the
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of the museum.
Civil War and Indian Wars era to the Fort for
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pets or alcohol allowed. Military ball planned
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‘Viva El Paso!’ — El Paso Community About 60 children grades 1-12 will be cast as
Foundation and El Paso Live present the 41st actors or as assistant directors or technicians as
season of the summertime outdoor musical part of a weeklong theater experience.
extravaganza with performances at 8 p.m. Donations accepted at the door. Information:
Fridays and Saturdays through July 28, at (575) 523-6403, events@daarts.org or
McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. July 20-21 riograndetheatre.com.
performances in Spanish. Tickets: $24 ($16 Auditions are 10 a.m. to noon Monday, July
ages 2-12, seniors 65 and older and military 9. Tuition: $60; partial scholarships available.
with valid ID). Tickets opening weekend (June
Jewel Box Series call for submissions
15-16) are $10. All tickets available at
— El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box
Ticketmaster. Information: ElPasoLive.com.
Series at the Philanthropy Theatre, which
Created by Hector Serrano in 1978, “Viva! El
fshowcases community talent in an inspiring
Paso” depicts 400 years of the El Paso area’s
atmosphere, seeks submissions through July
rich history. Burges High School’s Keith W.
13 for performances for its 2018-2019 season.
Townsend returns to direct the 72-member
Performances are the second weekend of the
cast. The updated script is by Tony Award-win-
month September through May. The
ner Marty Martin, with music by Jim Ward,
Foundation will coordinate with each organiza-
Gabriel Gonzalez and Cody Ritchey.
tion/artist to produce a performance program.
Theatre of the Big Bend — Sul Ross State Submission specifications, information: Kathrin
University’s Summer Theater Program cele- Berg, 533-4020 or epcf.org/jewelbox.
brates its 52nd season. Performances are 8:15
‘Hairspray’ — The El Paso Independent
p.m. Fridays through Sundays, Sul Ross’s
School District’s Fine Arts Department pres-
Outdoor Theatre at Kokernot Lodge in Alpine,
ents its 33rd annual summer musical at 7:30
Texas. July 6-29: “Smokey Joe’s Cafe.”
p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, July 18-21,
Tickets: $10-$12. Lawn chairs welcome.
at El Paso High School Theatre, 800 E.
Information: (432) 837-8218, 1-888-722-SRSU
Schuster. Tickets: $5 at the door. Information:
(7778) or sulross.edu/tobb.
230-3500.
The musical by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas
‘Next to Normal’ — El Paso Community Meehan, with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by
College Theater Ensemble presents the hit
Scott Wittman Marc Shaiman, is based on the
rock musical July 5-22 at Transmountain
film written and directed by John Waters.
Campus Forum Theater, 9570 Gateway North,
directed by Michael Bates. Performances are 8 ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ —
p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Starlight Children’s Theatre of Las Cruces per-
Sunday.Tickets: $15 ($10 non-EPCC students forms Shakespeare’s comedy with music by
and military; $7 EPCC students and staff and Felix Mendelssohn July 20-21 and July 27-28
senior citizens). Ages 6 and older only admit- at NMSU’s Atkinson Music Recital Hall.
ted. Reservations: 831-5056. Showtime is 7 p.m. nightly, plus a 1 p.m. mati-
The Pulitzer-prize winning drama, by Brian nee July 21, and 10 a.m. children’s matinee July
Yorkey and Tom Kitt, deals with mother strug- 27. Directed by Ginger Scarbrough with musi-
gling with bipolar disorder. cal direction by Pamela Quiñones, the produc-
tion features 28 youth actors ages 5 to 22.
Cloudcroft melodramas — Cloudcroft Tickets: $10($5 students; $8 each for groups of
Light Opera Company’s open air melodrams
10 or more); available in advance at Spirit
are at 7:30 p.m. at Zenith Park’s pavilion on
Winds, StarlightOnStage.org or at the door.
Burro Ave. Admission is free, but seating is lim-
Travel to Ancient Athens and its neighboring
ited. Early arrival recommended. Information:
magical Fairyland, where mortals meet fairies
(575) 682-2733 or cloudcroftlightopera.com.
and magic and love potions rule the night in
Summer performances are Friday and
Shakespeare’s most famous comedy.
Saturday, July 6-7, July 2-13 and July 20-21.
‘Patience or Bunthorne’s Bride’ —
‘South Pacific’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in Gilbert and Sullivan Company of El Paso pres-
the UTEP Student Union West building, closes
ents the comic operetta for its 49th annual pro-
its season with the Rodgers & Hammerstein’s
duction at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21,
musical July 6-22. Show time is 7 p.m.
and 3 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at the Black Box
Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner mati-
Theatre, 430 N. Main, in Las Cruces. Tickets:
nees are Sunday 2:30 p.m. July 15 and 22; din-
$15 ($12 students and seniors over 65).
ner matinee is 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 8.
Reservations: (575) 523-1223. Tickets available
Tickets: $33.50 to $43.50 Wednesday,
after July 6 at tktassistant.com.
Thursday and Sunday discount dinner perform-
El Paso dates and venue to be announced.
ances; $36.50 to $48.50 (Friday and Saturday
Information: 401-6008, GSelPaso.org or on
dinner performances), and $19.50 to $29.50
Facebook at GandSElPaso.
no-dinner matinee performances
(Ticketmaster). Information: 747-6060 or ‘The Musical Comedy Murders of
utep.edu/udt. 1940’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana,
Set in the background of an idyllic South opens its 55th season with the comedy by John
Pacific island during WWII, “South Pacific” fol- Bishop Aug. 3-19. Showtimes are 8 p.m.
lows two love stories: Nellie, a spunky nurse Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
from Arkansas, who falls in love with Emile, a Tickets: $15 ($12 seniors 62+, students, mili-
French plantation owner; and Lt. Cable falls for tary; $9 12 and younger). Information: 532-
a beautiful island native named Liat. 1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
After three chorus girls were murdered in the
‘Peter & Wendy’ — Missoula Children’s Broadway flop “Back Door Slasher,” the cre-
Theatre will host its performance of the classic
ative team assembles to audition for a new
tale at 7 p.m. Friday, July 13, at Oñate High
show.
School, 5700 Mesa Grande in Las Cruces.

July 2018 El Paso Scene Page 25
UTEP Dinner
Theatre closes
season with
‘South Pacific’
T
he musical, “South Pacific,”
holds great meaning for me. The
sweet and innocent ensign from
Little Rock, Nellie Forbush, was my
first lead role. It was at the historic
Moulin Rouge Dinner Theatre at Fort At its core, Lucero said, “South
Bliss, directed by the incomparable Pacific” is a love story.
Larry Alderete. And the social issues “Our couples are military nurse Nellie
that the play presented resonated with Forbush and French plantation owner
me then, and, unfortunately, still res- Emile De Becque, and young U.S.
onate today. Marine Joe Cable and island native Liat.
As the final show of its 35th anniver- In both cases the Americans fall deeply
sary season, UTEP Dinner Theater in love but struggle to enter into mar-
brings this classic to life for the first riage due to race issues. This musical
time under the capable hands of Justin juxtaposes colorful characters and a
Lucero. Yes, that Justin Lucero who was beautiful paradise landscape, with the
just named artistic director for the 25th darkness of war and the ugliness of
anniversary season of El Paso Opera. racist proclivities.”
Lucero’s first role ever was as Taking on the female lead of Forbush
Cogsworth in UDT’s “Beauty and the is Lucero’s friend and co-founder of the
Beast.” He was so enamored with the- Scaffolding Theatre Company Megan
ater that he left his teaching job at McQueen, who’s also a NMSU profes-
Alicia Chacon International School to sor of musical theater.
pursue his masters in directing from a “I’m excited that we get to spend our
conservatory in London. What followed summer working on this together, espe-
was a freelance career that took him cially because we each have such com-
from London to Florida to Los Angeles plementary serious discipline when it
and back to the Southwest, where he co- comes to developing character and
founded the Las Cruces-based story,” Lucero said.
Scaffolding Theatre Company. Last Then there is the matter of the lessons
year, Lucero earned the first Cynthia to be learned from “South Pacific.”
Woods Mitchell fellowship in directing “Because I am who I am, I couldn’t
at the University of Houston, and has leave ‘South Pacific’ completely with-
been invited back next year. out a Justin stamp. A musical such as
When UDT Director Greg Taylor South Pacific is about race, and there-
approached him to direct last summer’s fore, ‘colorblind casting’ or performer
“Anything Goes,” Lucero jumped at the diversity is tough to navigate. I stayed
chance. Last year’s success brought an as true as I could to the casting require-
invitation to do “South Pacific,” which ments of all the primary characters,
requires an operatic baritone for the except one: Bloody Mary.”
male lead. Bloody Mary is an island native who
“Before it was to be announced, Greg sings the perennial song “Bali Ha’i.” In
asked Patricia Provencio (music direc- that role, he cast Latina actress Eurydice
tor) and I to first assure him that we Saucedo.
could find the elusive baritone. I asked “In El Paso, we are sort of insulated as
talented Las Cruces singer/actor James a community that is majority-minority. I
Gier, whom I directed in my 2015 wanted to just subtly highlight that there
Scaffolding Theatre Company produc- are many outside El Paso that see
tion of Sondheim’s musical ‘Passion,’ to Latinos as very much ‘the Other’ and
come audition for us. We cast him “‘lower than.’ By having a Latina play
immediately, a whole year in advance, Bloody Mary, I hope our audience will
and Greg announced the show.” reflect even deeper about the present-
“South Pacific,” which runs July 6-22, day state of race relations.
is his second classic musical. “We are also rehearsing extra sensi-
“Greg and many in the community tively in regards to how follow a script
know that I am keenly interested in tak- that paints a very racist version of this
ing classics and radically reinventing character. Roles in classic musicals for
and reimagining them, which is not people of color are very rare, especially
what the UTEP Dinner Theatre aims to for Latinos. Bloody Mary’s island is
do. But in order to turn a show wildly populated by the American military, and
upside down, as a director I have to first she’s the one that’s seen as ‘the Other.’ I
study and analyze the original intent of know how that feels: as a Latino living
the script and music very deeply. in El Paso, it’s weird for me to look at
Working on these shows with UDT has the national sentiment by many that I
made me realize it never was the act of am an ‘Other’ myself. Seriously. This is
rethinking a show and wowing an audi- a great moment for us to present ‘South
ence with a fresh take – it’s about iso- Pacific.’”
lating a story’s message and melody’s
emotion and amplifying as best I could, Carol Viescas is a veteran of
either in a completely new way, or in a community theater and teaches
classical way.” journalism at Bel Air High School.

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Outlaws started out Taking a Look Back
as lawmen in Old West by John McVey Middagh
ad men of the Old West seem to find

B each other, palling around and get-
ting into trouble together. I’ve writ-
ten about Augustine Chacon, but here’s
knew that a cargo
of freshly minted
gold coins from
Denver was on
more on two of his accomplices, Burt board. To set up his
Alvord and Billy Stiles. alibi he and his
Alvord and Stiles were both raised in “deputies” set up a
Arizona Territory in the 1880s. Alvord card game in the Burt Alvord
grew up in Tombstone. Tombstone was back room of a
the toughest town anywhere in the West saloon. When they heard the train stop to
at the time. Alvord grew up with little if let off passengers, Alvord and Downing
any formal schooling. His education slipped out the window and rode to the
came from the streets and saloons. Burt water stop 10 miles further on. They
was not known to be very smart, but he pulled their pistols on the engineer, ran
did learn one thing: To survive a man had back to the baggage car, blew the door
to be fast and accurate with a pistol. off the safe, gathered up the gold and dis-
Stiles, who was brought up on a ranch appeared quickly on their horses.
in central Arizona, was thin and small in The engineer put the train in reverse and
stature, but a willing fighter. He became returned to Willcox and reported the
known as trouble and someone not to hold-up to the sheriff. He deputized
mess with. He was fearless and also very everyone in sight and rushed to the scene.
good with a gun. Of course most of the posse did not know
Alvord was already known for his gun they were chasing ghosts.
handling when John Slaughter hired him Alvord divided up the gold, making all
as a deputy sheriff in Tombstone in 1886, his henchmen promise not to spend any
five years after the famous Gunfight at of it until the heat went away. But one
the OK Corral. Alvord was a tireless rider night Downing got drunk and flashed a
and helped corral some horse thieves, newly minted gold piece. The Arizona
killing a few in the process. But his Rangers and Wells Fargo detectives
drinking caused problems between him jumped on the case.
and the sheriff, so Alvord moved on as a All were arrested except Alvord and
town constable in one town then deputy Stiles, who fled and for the next three
marshal in another. He was known for years rustled cattle and stole horses along
being tough, but also for hanging out the Arizona/Mexico border. Alvord
with criminals and being a regular at the became associated with Augustine
saloons. Chacon, the most feared and hated outlaw
His reputation was still good enough to of the day. But in 1903 Alvord was in
get at job as constable in Willcox, Ariz., a failing health and made a deal with Capt.
railroad town where ranchers sent their Mossman of the Arizona Rangers to help
cattle to be shipped. After the cattle were capture Chacon. Alvord talked Chacon
loaded the cowboys where known to raise into crossing the border to steal horses
some hell at the saloons and bawdy hous- from the Green ranch, so Mossman, who
es. Newly hired as constable, Alvord was pretending to be an outlaw, could
headed for the saloons where the Texas arrest Chacon.
cowboys hung out. Alvord walked in Chacon was taken to jail where he was
banging a few heads together and dared hanged. Alvord, who was promised
anyone to pull a gun on him. Things leniency at his trial, was put in the
started quieting down. Tombstone jail for his part in the Willcox
Rumors started floating around that the train robbery. Feeling let down and dou-
cowboys were planning to bushwhack ble-crossed after helping arrange the cap-
him. Alvord asked the town to hire him ture of Chacon, Alvord had Stiles help
some help and Stiles was hired as deputy. him break out of jail. Alvord was recap-
In reality he was Alvord’s bodyguard. tured but Stiles made it to Mexico.
The trouble didn’t stop, especially when Alvord was sent to Yuma prison for
Alvord killed a cowboy in a disagreement seven years but released early for health
over the ownership of a horse. More ugly reasons and returned to Willcox. One
rumors started to circulate and more rumor is that he dug up the loot and lived
bodyguards were hired. They included comfortably in Central America for sev-
Matt Burts, a local tough, and Bob eral years until his death.
Downing, who claimed to have ridden Stiles got tired of Mexico and returned
with Sam Bass and bragged on how he to live in Nevada, becoming a deputy
had robbed banks, stages and trains. sheriff. He was shot to death by the
Alvord and his bunch had taken over younger brother of a rustler that Stiles
Willcox to the point they could do most had killed.
anything they wanted. They all were hav- Burt Alvord and Billy Stiles were two
ing fun but their money wasn’t holding lawmen that turned outlaw. The West has
out too well. Alvord started paying more tamed down but the memory of those
attention to Downing’s tales of his days and the men that made it what they
exploits with Sam Bass. Alvord had his was, lingers on.
own sources of valuable information, and
both he and Stiles had worked for Wells
Fargo in the past, and knew their mode of John McVey Middagh is a former
operation and weaknesses.
On Sept. 11, 1899 the westbound train
saddle shop owner. You can reach
was passing through Willcox. Alvord him at jmiddagh@yahoo.com.

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Classic Film Series — The Rio Grande ‘Jaws’ — The Las Cruces Museum of Nature
Theatre, 211 N. Main Street in Las Cruces, & Science presents a free screening of the 1975
presents classic films at 7 p.m. selected days as blockbuster at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the
part of its film series. Tickets: $8. Information: Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main. Admission is
(575) 541-2290, riograndetheatre.org or on free, and a special guest host will discuss the
Facebook. science versus fiction of the film before the it
• Saturday, June 30: Rebel Without A Cause begins. Doors open at 6 p.m. Information:
• Saturday, July 7: Top Gun Film Salon — The Film Salon presents “State plete a promise made to Carl’s late wife. He (575) 522-3120, (575) 541-2290 or las-
• Friday, July 13: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off of the Union” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 7, at hadn’t planned on a passenger, an earnest boy cruces.org/museums.
• Saturday, July 14: Footloose Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 250 E. Montecillo, named Russell.
as part of a series on famous movie pairings. Fountain Theatre — 2469 Calle de
• Thursday, July 26: The Shining Pax Christi Film Series — A screening of Guadalupe, 1/2 block south of the plaza in
• Friday, July 27: Moulin Rouge ($10) Tickets: $3; available at drafthouse.com.
“Life on Parole,” is at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 8, at Mesilla. The historic theater, operated by the
• Saturday, July 28: Raiders of the Lost Ark Information: filmsalon.org.
St. Joseph School auditorium, 1315 Travis Mesilla Valley Film Society, features films at
“Stanley Kubrick: A Life In Pictures” is 1 p.m. Upcoming films in the series are “Adam’s Rib”
(enter through parking lot across from rectory). 7:30 p.m. nightly, plus 1:30 p.m. Saturday and
Saturday, July 21. Admission is free. (Aug. 4), and “Desk Set” (Sept. 1).
Discussion follows. Admission is free, donations 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7 ($6 seniors,
Family films are noon Saturdays. Admission is Also featured from the Film Salon this sum-
accepted. Information: 740-3962. military and students with ID; $5 children and
$1, cash only at the door. mer is “Paths of Glory” Wednesday, July 18.
The film four former Connecticut prisoners as society members); $5 on Wednesday.
• July 7: The Goonies Admission: $5.
they navigate the challenges of their first year Information, schedule: (575) 524-8287 or
• July 14: E.T. Jay’s Pix Presents at the International on parole. mesillavalleyfilm.org.
• July 28: The Princess Bride Museum — Film historian Jay Duncan and the Socorro Movies Under The Stars — • June 29-July 4: ”Let the Sunshine In.
Corcoran Park Movies — Free movie Sunset Film Society host film presentations at 2 “Isabelle (Juliette Binoche), a Parisian artist and
City of Socorro, Texas hosts its 5th season of
screenings offered at sundown (around 8:30 p.m. Saturdays at International Museum of Art, divorced mother, looks for true love. In French
free movies at 7 p.m. select Saturdays at
p.m.) Saturdays at Corcoran Park, corner of 1211 Montana (door on Brown opens at 1:30 with subtitles. No June 30 matinee.
Bulldog Championship Park, 316 Buford in
(corner of Rodman and Veny Webb) in Horizon p.m. to enter directly into auditorium). • July 6-12: “The Seagull.” The heartbreaking
Socorro. Information: ci.socorro.tx.us.
City hosted by Horizon City Police Presentations include commentary, anecdotes and funny story of friends and lovers, all of
• July 14: Coco
Department. Information: horizoncitypd.com. and facts behind the films. Admission is free; whom are in love with the wrong person.
• July 21: Cars 3.
• June 30: Despicable Me 3 donations and museum membership appreciat- Based on Anton Chekhov’s classic play.
• July 7: Justice League (fireworks follow) ed. Popcorn, beverages, candy and snacks avail- Ultimate Fandango — The ultimate fan • July 13-19: “Final Portrait,” directed by
• July 14: Cars 3 able for purchase. Information: 543-6747 weekend road trip from Midland to San Elizario Stanley Tucci. The story of the offbeat friend-
• July 21: Peter Rabbit (museum), internationalmuseumofart.net and in celebration of the 1985 cult classic ship between American writer and art-lover
• July 28: Sherlock Gnomes sunsetfilmsociety.org. “Fandango” is July 18-22, with activities in James Lord and artist Alberto Giacometti, as
• Aug. 4: Coco. July features “The Illusion of Life - Fifty Years Alpine, Texas, Marfa, El Paso, Fort Davis and seen through Lord’s eyes. In English and
of Memorable Animation.” Reception follows more, with several stops at sites featured in the French, Italian with subtitles.
Las Cruces Movies in the Park — City of the July 7 presentation to celebrate the 3rd movie including the Sonic in Alpine, “Dom • July 20-22 and July 26: “RBG.” At the age
Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department Anniversary of weekly showings at the muse- Rock” near Lajitas, Marfa Cemetery and San of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader
and Pic Quik Stores present the 2018 Movies in um. Elizario Plaza, as well as screening of the film. Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy
the Park Program of free family friendly movies • July 7: “Peter Pan,” (1953). Walt Disney’s Information/signup: ultimatefandango.com. while becoming an unexpected pop culture
(Rated G through PG-13) selected Saturdays at 14th animated feature film was based on the
‘Made in New Mexico’ — Film writer Jeff icon. The film explores Ginsburg’s life and
Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada. Movies begin at 1904 play “Peter Pan, or The Boy Who
Berg returns to give insight and wry asides to career. No screenings July 23-25. Saturday, July
dusk. Information: (575) 541-2550. Wouldn’t Grow Up” by J.M. Barrie.
film-making in the state of New Mexico 2 to 21, matinees are at 1 and 4:30 p.m., plus the
• June 30: Despicable Me 3 • July 14: “Toy Story” (1995). The first fea-
4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Rio Grande 7:30 p.m. show. Thursday, July 26 screening at
• July 14: Justice League ture-length computer-animated film and also
Theatre, 211 N. Main Street in the Las Cruces 1:30 p.m.; no evening show.
• July 28: Lego Ninjago Movie the first feature film produced by Pixar.
Downtown Mall. Admission: $5. Information: • July 27-Aug. 2: “Bye Bye Germany.” David
Movies on the Lawn — UTEP Office of • July 21: “The Incredibles” (2004). A family of Bermann and his Jewish friends have escaped
(575) 541-2290 or riograndetheatre.org.
Student Life hosts free movies at sunset superheroes are forced to hide their powers the Nazi regime and now dream of leaving for
Berg has presented his “Made in New
(around 8:30 p.m.) selected Fridays at UTEP’s and live a quiet suburban life. Mr. Incredible’s America. For this they need money. In German
Mexico” film clip series throughout the state
Centennial Plaza. No alcohol, glass containers desire to help people draws the entire family with subtitles and English. No July 28 matinee.
and is the author of the book “New Mexico
or pets allowed; lawn chairs welcome. Weekly into a battle with a former fan who now plots
Filmmaking.” Jay’s Film Forecast — Film historian Jay
giveaways for first 100 people. Admission is to wipe out all superheroes with his killer
robot. Plaza Classic Film Festival — El Paso Duncan prepared this list of top monthly
free; parking available in Sun Bowl garage.
• July 28: “UP!” (2009). An elderly widower Community Foundation’s 11th annual classic “Coming Attractions” for movie fans, listed by
Information: 747-5670 or utep.edu/selc.
named Carl Fredricksen ties thousands of bal- and ”semi-classic” movie festival returns Aug. studio and release date (subject to change):
• July 6: A Wrinkle in Time (PG)
loons to a house, and set out to fulfill a dream 2-12. Billed as the “world’s largest classic film July 6:
• July 20: Ready Player One (PG-13).
to see the wilds of South America and com- festival,” the festival presents more than 90 • Ant-Man and the Wasp (Disney) — Paul
movies of all genres from the golden age of cin- Rudd, Hannah John-Kamen, Walton Goggins.
ema to more recent favorites. Screenings are in Directed by Peyton Reed. Sequel to 2015 film.
the Plaza’s Main (Kendle Kidd) Theatre and • The First Purge (Universal) — Marisa Tomei,
Philanthropy Theatre. Passes are now on sale Lex Scott Davis. Directed by Gerard
for $200. Individual tickets on sale in July. McMurray.
Information: 533-4020 or plazaclassic.com. • Whitney (Miramax) — Documentary on the
Headlining guest is actress, author and activist life and music of Whitney Houston. Directed by
Ali MacGraw, who will make an appearance Kevin Macdonald.
with the screening of the 1970 romantic drama July 13:
“Love Story,“ at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3; and • Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot
with the Steve McQueen action “The (Amazon) — Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara,
Getaway,” directed by Sam Peckinpah and Jack Black. Directed by Gus Van Sant.
filmed largely in El Paso, at 3:30 p.m. Saturday,
Aug. 4.
Please see Page 29

Page 28 El Paso Scene July 2018
Take a short road trip north
Film Scene • Generation Wealth (Amazon) —Limo Bob,
Florian Homm, Tiffany Masters. Directed by
after the 4th Cont’d from Page 28
Lauren Greenfield.
You may have to follow those Fourth of July • Mama Mia! Here We Go Again (Universal) –
• Eighth Grade (A24) — Josh Hamilton, Elsie
fireworks all the way to Albuquerque this Lily James, Andy Garcia, Meryl Streep. Directed
Fisher, Daniel Zolghadri. Directed by Bo
year, but you have two days to get it done. by Ol Parker.
On July 6 the Cowboy Junkies are coming to Burnham.
• Mile 22 (STX) — Mark Wahlberg, Lauren
the Duke City. The band hails from Canada, • Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Cohan, John Malkovich. Directed by Peter
and their sound can best be described as a (Columbia) — CG Animation. Voices of David
Berg.
gentler alternative with deep roots in country Spade, Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler. Directed
July 27:
and folk, led by the very ethereal, and almost by Genndy Tartakovsky. Continuation of fran-
• Blindspotting (Summit) — Daveed Diggs,
whisper-like vocalist, Margo Timmins. They chise begun in 2012.
first came to prominence in the late ’80s with Janina Gavankar, Rafael Casal. Directed by
• The Nun (Warner Bros.) — Taissa Farmiga,
their album “Trinity Sessions,” which they Carlos López Estrada.
Bonnie Aarons, Charlotte Hope. Directed by
revisited a decade ago with the aptly titled • Mission: Impossible: Fallout (Paramount) —
Corin Hardy.
“Trinity Revisited.” They are now supporting Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Henry Cavill.
• Skyscraper (Universal) — Dwayne Johnson,
“All That Reckoning,” their first release in Directed by Christopher McQuarrie.
over six years and also the first in over a spelled Bob Dylan album, which in turn Neve Campbell, Pablo Schreiber. Directed by
• Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (Warner
decade to not be a part of their “Nomad inspired the stage name of this Canadian Rawson Marshall Thurber.
Bros.) — Animation. Voices of Nicolas Cage,
Series.” The show takes place at the ABQ singer-songwriter who began his career in July 20:
the late 1980’s. That’s certainly long enough Kristen Bell, Will Arnett. Directed by Aaron
Biopark Zoo, and just like they said in the • The Equalizer 2 (Columbia) — Denzel
to have a “greatest hits” album, but in this Horvath and Peter Rida Michail.
Wizard of Oz: “Lions, Tigers, Bears, and Washington, Melissa Leo, Bill Pullman. Directed
Cowboy Junkies, oh my” (well kind of). came the story, like Harding’s name, is a bit by Antoine Fuqua.
more complicated. This latest effort is the
Ike Reilly, “Crooked Love,”
17-track collection “Greatest Other People’s
Hits” culled from material over his entire
Rock Ridge Music career. The versions are primarily stripped-
2015 was the last time we had the opportuni- down acoustic renditions, with many taking
ty to bring back “I Like Ike,” a tag line that entirely new direction than the original com-
once referred to our 34th president, but for position and in some cases surpassing the
close to two decades now it has been direct- familiar. He is joined by many special guests
ed to someone else. That someone is who lend him a hand covering their own
Libertyville, Illinois native Ike Reilly, a man material. Two standouts are the electrified
who was originally signed to Universal “Satellite of Love” with the late Lou Reed,
records. We were introduced to his dark, and Bruce Springsteen helping him out with
wisecracking, sarcastic, and always brilliant “Wreck on the Highway,” a gem from
songwriting in 2001. Ike Reilly goes far Springsteen’s “The River” album. The col-
beyond the traditional as he packs a punch lection ends where it all began, with his 1989
behind every single utterance and crosses all take on Madonna’s “Like a Prayer,” which is
boundaries. “Crooked Love” is the latest, and simply the cherry on this already overflow-
although at times it feels more laid back than ing crazy delicious sundae.
past efforts with a grittier blues pulse, it still
manages to maintain a completely loose, Collectibles: Gomez, “Bring it
improvised jam tone. His take on the world On 20th Anniversary Edition,”
is still very much intact with lyrics filled Virgin / EMI Records
with his favorite topics: drinking, fighting
the powers that be, sex, tongue-in-cheek It is hard to believe that it was two decades
apocalyptic love and, of course, drugs. This ago that we were first introduced to this jam
one also has the harmonica making its pres- band like no other. For starters they called
ence known much more than past efforts, and the United Kingdom home, a country that
a saxophone finds a place in the lineup on a does not come first to mind with the genre.
few cuts. There is nothing crooked about my Then there was the issue of the name, since
love for this album; it is brilliant, and as Gomez isn’t really a fitting name for five
always, “I Like Ike.” guys with absolutely no Hispanic descent.
Neither of these things really matter as
Matthew Sweet, “Tomorrow’s Virgin Emi celebrates the anniversary of
Daughter,” Honeycomb Hideout
their debut album, “Bring It On,” with a
brand-new, four-CD super deluxe box. The
Now that he recently passed the half-century set kicks things off with a remastered version
mark, the future seems to be an ever-present of the original masterpiece, which sounds
thought in Matthew Sweet’s mind. I came to better than ever. Then we get into just how
this simply because the word “Tomorrow” is prolific this band is with an abundance of
in two consecutive releases, although I am unreleased B-sides, many coming from
sure it has more to do with the fact that the impossible-to-find European singles. We also
latest is primarily fleshed-out demos from his get a peek into the creative process on disc
previous CD, “Tomorrow Forever.” Either three, with early demos and 4-track record-
way, if this motivates him to get the engine ings, and finish up with a handful tracks
firing back on all cylinders, I am more than from the Sheffield Tapes. The collection con-
on board. By 2017 it had been six long years cludes with a half-dozen cuts from the BBC
since we got an original disc of material Radio One Sessions, which includes their
from Sweet and now less than a year later he incredible acoustic take on a Temptations
unleashes another masterpiece, “Tomorrow’s classic. The live material continues with their
Daughter.” It is classic Sweet, sugary pop show from Glastonbury on June 27, 1998,
slathered liberally over equal parts distorted featuring their electrified, rollicking take on
and jangly guitars. The record’s third cut, the Doors’ “Soul Kitchen.” For icing on the
intriguingly titled “Lady Frankenstein,” is of anniversary cake, a foldout poster, postcards,
course his version of a love song, and well and a 36-page book are included.
worth diving back into the Sweet pool if
you’ve been shivering on the deck since the Keep an eye out for these new
early ’90s. If this new one should lead to a and upcoming releases:
Sweet obsession, be sure to do some digging; Blue October — “I Hope You’re Happy”
there are a bounty of box-set worthy B-sides Neil and Liam Finn — “Lightsleeper”
out there from his entire career. The Kooks — “Let’s Go Sunshine”
Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood — “With
John Wesley Harding, Animals”
“Greatest Other People’s Hits,” Prince — “Piano & A Microphone: 1983”
Omnivore Records Brian Chozick is owner of Tumblin’
El Paso’s own infamous gunfighter John Dice Music. Drop him a line at
Wesley Hardin inspired the slightly mis- tumblindicemusic@netscape.net

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El Paso Chihuahuas baseball —
Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com. Advertiser Index
• Aug. 1-3: New Orleans Baby Cakes.
• Aug. 4-7: Round Rock Express
• Aug. 16-19: Las Vegas 51s. Bark at the Park
august Alma Calderon 21 EP Leadership Academy 13 Paseo Christian Church 12

bring your dog day Sunday. Alto Artists Studio Tour 14 El Paso Live 31 Perkins Jewelry Supply 8
• Aug. 21-23: Albuquerque Isotopes.
• Aug. 31-Sept. 3: Tacoma Rainiers.
PREVIEW Arabesque 5 El Paso Playhouse 25 PhiDev Inc 19
Alfresco! Fridays — 6 p.m. Fridays at
Ardovino’s Desert Crossing 3 EPSMF 9 Precision Prosthetics 15
Convention Center Plaza. Information: 534-
0600, alfrescofridays.com or on Facebook.
Ardovino’s Pizza 24 Escamilla Gallery 7 PTEP 12
• Aug. 3: Sangre Gitana (rumba, flamenco)
• Aug. 10: Fungi Mungle (70s funk, rock)
Around and About Tours 11 Fountain Theatre 27 Reidsan 14
• Aug. 17: Sha-vonne (pop, R&B, rock)
• Aug. 24: Radio La Chusma (Latin reggae).
ATMAS Healing 15 Furrs Family Dining 23 Reiki & Crystals 19
Plaza Classic Film Festival — Aug. 2-12.
Information: 533-4020 or plazaclassic.com. Azar Nut Shop 6 Hal Marcus Gallery 22 Rio Grande Cancer Fndtn 28

Our Lady of the Light Bazaar — Aug. Baskin Robbins 6 Hans Martial Arts 13 Romans AD 21
3-5, at 4500 Delta. Information: 532-1757.
Tap & Cork Craft Beer and Wine Fest with a five Wacky Task Obstacle Course at Beauty Solutions 25 Inni Heart Eatery 11 Showtime El Paso! 2
– Aug. 3-4, at the Centennial Banquet and 8:30 a.m. Registration: (575) 740-1685.
Conference Center, Fort Bliss. Information: Bert Saldana Art Gallery 22 KTEP 26 Sunland Park Racetrack 2
Pimpinela — The romantic Argentine duo of
588-8247, bliss.armymwr.com or on Facebook
Joaquín and Lucía Galán performs at 8:30 p.m. Better Business Bureau 11 Leo’s Mexican Food 18 The Cleaners 27
at BlissTapAndCork.
Thursday, Aug. 16, at The Plaza Theatre.
Old Lincoln Days — Aug. 3-5 in Lincoln, Tickets: $48-$110 (Ticketmaster). Books Are Gems 23 Magoffin Home St. Hist Site 8 UTEP Athletics 16
N.M. Information: (575) 653-4372 or bil-
San Judas-St. Jude’s bazaar — 4006
lythekidpageant.com or on Facebook. Bruce’s Air 27 Marie Otero 8 UTEP P3 Pers. Enrich. 10
Hidden Way (off Doniphan), hosts its 40th
Mexican Food Fiesta — Saturday, Aug. 4, annual kermes 5 to 11 p.m. Friday through
Sunday, Aug. 17-19. Information, hours: 584- Cattleman's 25 The Marketplace 31 Vanities 32
at San Jacinto Plaza, Downtown. Information:
544-9550 or klaq.com. 1095 or on Facebook at StJudeElPaso.
CBD Whole Health 15 McKinstry 22 Village Inn 14
Music in the Park — 7 p.m. Sundays at Sofía Nino de Rivera — The Mexican
Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada, Las Cruces. stand-up comic and actress performs at 8 p.m. Ceci Burgos Counseling 21 Mediation Studio 15 Walgreens 28
Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2550 Saturday, Aug. 18, at The Plaza Theatre.
or las-cruces.org. Tickets: $48-$120 (Ticketmaster). Chuck's Bicycle Repair 24 Mesilla Book Center 24 Western Traders 23
• Aug. 5: Remember Then … A Class Act
El Paso Pro-Musica Summer Fest — El
(oldies) and Soul Shine (variety). David Carrasco Job Corps 6 Mission Del Rey 14 Wyler Aerial Tramway 19
Paso Pro-Music’s “Cello-bration” is Aug. 19-
• Aug. 12: Tequila Nights (variety) and Johnny
23 featuring performances by Artistic Director
Hernandez Band (variety). Eckankar Texas 11 Moto El Paso 5 Zia Kayak Outfitters 3
Zuill Bailey + 3 Cellos, in a week of family con-
• Aug. 19: Reviva (original ska, reggae, world
certs, special events, pop-ups and other events.
music) and Bubba Kush Band (classic rock). El Paso Art Association 29 Mustard Seed Café 9
Ticket information: 747-8163 or eppm.org.
• Aug. 26: C. J. Chenier & the Red Hot
Louisiana Band (zydeco) and Joseph General ‘Encore! Children’s Arts Engagement EPCC 23 Nayda’s Gems & Stones 28
Band (reggae). Benefit’ — El Paso Museum of Art, One Arts
Festival Plaza, downtown, and Pro-Musica will
Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. host an event celebrating the launch of their
Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
new “Encore! initiative 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday,
• Sales — The duo performs at 8 p.m.
Aug. 23, at the museum. Tickets: $100.
Tuesday, Aug. 7, with No Vacation. $15-$17.
Information: 212-0300, elpasoartmuseum.org.
• Omar Apollo — The multi-instrumentalist
performs at 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10. $12-$14. Cristo Rey kermes — The church at 8011
• Summer Salt — The Hawaii indie band Williamette hosts its Feria del Valle kermes
peforms 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, with The Aug. 24-26. Information: 591-0688.
Symposium. Tickets: $12-$15.
EPSO Gala — El Paso Symphony’s 88th sea-
‘Tango for a Piano’ — Mexican pianist son celebration is Friday, Aug. 24, at El Paso
Astrid Morales and cellist Jason Mooney per- Country Club, with performance of the The
form at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at the Rio Music of Queen. Tickets: $150 and $185.
Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main, Las Cruces. Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2290
St. Nicholas Greek Food Festival —
or riograndetheatre.org.
The 32nd annual festival of vibrant Greek cul-
Fiesta de San Lorenzo — The annual fies- ture is Aug. 24-26 at the Greek Orthodox
ta in Clint is noon to midnight Friday through Church of St. Nicholas, 124 S. Festival.
Sunday, Aug. 10-12. Information: 851-2255 or Information: 833-0882, 539-1491 or on
sanlorenzocatholicchurch.com. Facebook at EP Greek Food Fest.
Club Here I Love You — 115 S. Durango. Pepe Aguilar y Familia presentan
Tickets at eventbrite.com. Information: 307- Jaripeo Sin Fronteras — 8 p.m. Saturday,
7736 or on Facebook. Aug. 25, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E.
• The Yellowheads — Friday, Aug. 10, with Paisano. Tickets: $71-$176.50 (Ticketmaster).
Lina Duran. $16.62.
The Music of Queen — El Paso Symphony
• Josh Butler — Friday, Aug. 17. $16.62.
Orchestra presents Windbourne’s Music of
NPC Sun City Regional National Queen 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Plaza
Qualifier — The bodybuilding competition is Theatre. Tickets: $30-$75 (Ticketmaster).
Saturday, Aug. 11, at UTEP’ Magoffin Information: 532-2776 or epso.org.
Auditorium. Tickets: $20 for preliminaries,
Minerpalooza 2018 — UTEP’s 28th annual
$30-$40 for finals (Ticketmaster).
back-to-school bash and pep rally is Friday,
Cobblestone Wacky Triathlon — The Aug. 31, on the UTEP campus. Admission is
“triathlon for the non-athletic” is Saturday, free; food and some activities sold separately.
Aug. 11, at Elephant Butte Lake State Park, MInformation: 747-5648, minerpalooza.com.

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