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“Tularosa Valley” digital photograph by Sarah Russell, winner of the El Paso Scene Cover Award in the 2018 International Eye of the
Camera exhibition sponsored by the El Paso Art Association at the International Museum of Art.

Downtown’s Almost killed Plaza Classic
hotel boom by ‘giant’ hoax Film Festival AUGUST
New and renovated
hotels will triple
Cardiff Giant’s appearance in
1884 El Paso led to nearly fatal
Special guests include
Ali MacGraw, Bruce Dern. 2018
prank. Festival offers El Paso theme. w w w. e p s c e n e . c o m
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Page 2 El Paso Scene August 2018
lawn chairs, flashlight and closed-toe shoes. Old
Tap & Cork Craft Beer and Wine Fest West attire encouraged. Admission: $5; free for

– Family and MWR Special Events hosts its 2nd age 5 and younger). Information: 581-7920,
august 2018 annual event 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and 2 to 10
p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3-4, at the Centennial
591-2326,, or on
Facebook at JohnWesleyHardinSecretSociety.
Banquet and Conference Center, Fort Bliss, Proceeds benefit the cemetery.
ROUNDUP with live music, local vendors, food and drink.
Admission: $15 DoD cardholders, $20 general
Mexican Food Fiesta — The Mexican food
event is 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at San
Behind the Scene
public. Information: 588-8247,
Scene Spotlight 4
Jacinto Plaza, with gorditas, tacos, clamatos and or on Facebook at
other Mexican food vendors, and live entertain-
ment. There will also be a Mercadito and a live Here’s the Ticket 11-14
Fiesta de San Lorenzo — The annual fies- art competition with art from local and regional Viva Juárez 14
ta at San Lorenzo Catholic Church in Clint is artists. Admission is free; food tokens are $2 Program Notes 15
noon to midnight Friday through Sunday, Aug. each. Information: 544-9550 or Music 16-17
Dance 17
10-12. One of El Paso County’s oldest tradi-
tions, the event includes food, games, rides,
B.E.S.T. Car Show — The car show bene-
matachines, loteria and live music throughout
fiting B.E.S.T. (Building, Empowering, Sports 18-20
the weekend. Admission is free. Information:
Succeeding Together) is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feature:
Saturday, Aug. 25, at Painted Dunes Golf
851-2255 or Hotel Renaissance 21-23
Course, 12000 McCombs. Vendors, music,
To get there, take the Clint exit from I-10 and
food and creative works from children’s camps. Nature 24-25
follow the Mission Trail signs.
Open to all makes and models of vehicles. At the Museum 26-27
Tequila & Margarita at the Park — Greased Lightning Car Show — The Spectator admission is free. Registration infor- Gallery Talk 30-31
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, 1200
Futurity in Sunland Park, hosts the evening of
benefit car show is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, mation: 821-2122 or Southwest Art Scene 28-29
tequila sampling and live music 5 to 10 p.m.
Aug. 11, at International Museum of Art, 1211 B.E.S.T. helps children and families of children
Keep on Bookin' 31
Montana. Open to all vehicles. Proceeds benefit with autism and other learning disabilities.
Saturday, Aug. 4, with premium tequila brands the museum. Admission is free. Registration for Taking a Look Back 32
and frozen margaritas available for sampling. entries is $20 in advance; $25 day of show.
Minerpalooza 2018 — UTEP’s 28th annual On Stage 33
Admission is free; $20 for sample 10 tickets and Information: 346-9340 (send text), interna-
back-to-school bash and pep rally is Friday,
History Lessons 33
Aug. 31, on the UTEP campus. The event fea-
Stage Talk
a souvenir shot glass. Information: 1-800-572- or on Facebook.
tures fall sports teams, games and information 34
1142, or on Facebook.
John Wesley Hardin’s Demise — The booths, along with live entertainment, family Film Scene 34-36
SOOB Summer Fair — Social Order of Concordia Heritage Association’s John Wesley activities, and beer and wine garden for 21 and Liner Notes 36
September Preview
the Beauceant host its fundraiser 3 to 6 p.m. Hardin “Secret Society” annual commemora- older. Admission is free; food and some activi- 37
Saturday, Aug. 4, at El Paso Lodge, 1505
Magruder, with various food booths. Grand
tion is 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at ties sold separately. Information: 747-5648, El Paso FishNet 38
Concordia Cemetery, 3700 Yandell. The event or on Facebook.
door prize offered at 5:30 p.m.; must be pres- marks the gunslinger’s 1895 fatal shooting with Scene Distribution 30
St. Mark Fest 2018 — Saint Mark
Scene User’s Guide 37
ent to win. Admission: $6; includes 6 food tick- a special gravesite ceremony and reenactment
ets. Additional tickets are $1 each; available in Church,11700 Pebble Hills, hosts its Labor Day
advance from any SOOB member or from
by Six Guns and Shady Ladies and historians at
weekend family festival 6 p.m. to midnight Advertiser Index 38
7 p.m. There will also be the annual “Toast to
Rosemary Alsworth at (575) 496-9878. John Wesley.” Short ghost tour follows. Bring
Subscription Form 38
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August 2018 El Paso Scene Page 3
• Aug 31: Las Musas, Alejandra Guzmán and he “heart” of the El Paso Scene is
Gloria Trevi Tribute. what’s known as the events data-
base. The database contains all the
El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair featuring
events that we update from one month to
12 or more professional readers is Aug. 18-
the next, or one year to the next. In any
19 at Hawthorn Inn. Page 11. given month we list about 600 events, but
Hal Marcus Gallery — Showing through the database has over 8,000 events dating
Oct. 26 is “Opposites Attract” with works back to the first El Paso Scene in 1993.
Scene Spotlight highlights events So it was a bit sad when I discovered
by Friar Vince and Diego “Robot” with
advertised in this issue. reception Aug. 23 and ARTalk Sept. 27. that the oldest event on file, which has
Page 22. been updated every year for the past
Plaza Classic Film Festival — The World’s quarter-century, would not be held this
Largest Classic Film Festival runs Aug. 2-12, St. Mark Festival — Saint Mark Catholic year. The first issue of El Paso Scene was
at the Plaza Theatre and Downtown. This Church hosts its 2018 festival Aug. 31-Sept. the September 1993 issue, which includ-
year’s special guests include Ali MacGraw 2. Live music all three days, folklorico dance, ed events beginning in late August. The
and Bruce Dern. Pages 15 and 40. food, games, and arts and crafts. Page 20. first event listed in that first issue was the The fact is, most events don’t outlive
St. Nicholas Greek Food Festival, which their founders. Usually it’s one person or
Harvest Wine Festival — New Mexico Baby Bump Day — Desert Sun
has always been held on the weekend one group of people who launch an event
Wine Growers Association’s Labor Day Chiropractic presents the event for pregnant
before Labor Day Weekend. and keep it going. It takes a well-disci-
weekend festival is Sept. 1-3 at the ladies Sept. 8, with screenings, cravings bar,
This year we got a note from one of the plined organization to keep passing the
Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds pampering, shopping and more. Page 31.
organizers that the event had been can- baton to the next generation. Examples
near Las Cruces. Page 2.
Pranic Healing classes — Master Choa celled. No reason was given, but the note that come to mind are the Junior
El Paso Live! — Upcoming events: Page 15. Kok Sui leads Pranic Healing classes Sept. 8- indicated that the church would try to get League’s “Christmas Fair” and Doña Ana
9 in Spanish and Sept. 15-16 in English at it back on the calendar next year. This Arts Council’s “Renaissance ArtsFaire.”
Some of El Paso’s oldest events are tied
• Aug 16: Pimpinela at the Plaza
Chase Suite Hotel. Page 13. year would have been the 32nd annual
to churches. In fact, the “granddaddy” of
• Aug. 17: Chingo Bling at Abraham Chavez
Greek Food Festival.
all events on the calendar comes up Aug.
• Aug. 18: Sofía Niño de Rivera at the Plaza
Fajitas and Margaritas for Scholarships
The Greek Food Festival had the dis-
10-12 with the Fiesta de San Lorenzo in
• Aug. 26: Yuridia at the Plaza.
— The Foundation of El Paso Community
tinction of being “File No. 1” in our data-
Windborne’s ‘The Music of Queen’ — El College hosts their fundraising event Sept. base, which assigns a number with each Clint. This year is the 104th annual festi-
Paso Symphony Orchestra presents the 27 at EPCC’s Administrative Services new event entered. The newest event in val! By the way, since we did not run that
Ultimate Celebration of Queen Aug. 25 at Center. Page 11. our database is No. 18106 (which means event until our August 1994 issue, it
the Plaza Theatre with conductor Brent that we’ve deleted about 10,000 events ranks as File No. 219 on our database.
Ysleta High School Reunion — The Ysleta
Havens and vocalist Brody Dolyniuk. Pages over the years for one reason or another).
Meanwhile, the progress of Downtown
High School classes of 1967, 68 and 69 host
3 and 15. El Paso Scene will celebrate its 25th
El Paso has been on a steady climb dur-
their class reunions Sept. 28-29, with class-
anniversary next month, but there are
ing the past 20 years, beginning with the
mate mixer Friday, and a dinner dance at
fewer and fewer events that go back as
Magoffin Home State Historic Site
El Paso Museum of Art, which opened in
Sunland Park Casino Saturday. Page 8.
long as we do. Some events have been
August events: Page 9.

flashes in the pan, never returning after 1998. Then came the expansion of the
• Aug. 3: Kids Adobe Class
Surreal Art Gallery and Sculpture
their first attempt (which is why we Convention Center in 2002 and the Plaza
• Aug. 4: Cooking Class (Potato Salad)
Garden — The garden featuring the art of
refuse to label anything “first annual” — Theatre reopening in 2006. Progress con-
• Aug. 10: Etiquette Class Tea Party
Ho Baron is open Saturdays or by appoint-
• Aug 15-17: Kids Camp: Saving History
ment on Aurora at Piedras. Page 16. an event has to be held at least twice to tinued with Cleveland Square and the
• Aug 18: Victorian Sci-Fi Book & Tea Club.
be called “annual”). Museum of History, and the growth of
‘Musical Comedy Murders of 1940’ — El
Southern New Mexico
Others have lasted for decades. This downtown nightclubs. Most recently, the
Paso Playhouse presents the comedy by John ‘Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico’ Labor Day Weekend, for example, marks new baseball stadium and redesigned San
Bishop Aug. 3-19. Page 17. — The exhibit on flamenco organized by the 47th annual Hatch Chile Festival and Jacinto Plaza have drawn more and more
Museum of International Folk Art runs the 32nd annual Marfa Lights Festival. visitors. Later this year the El Paso
Summer Fair — The inaugural fundraising
through Sept. 15 at Branigan Cultural Closer to home, however, El Paso lost its Streetcars will be back in business.
fair for Social Order of the Beauceant is
Center in Las Cruces. Page 26. long-time Labor Day Weekend tradition a As this month’s feature points out, all
Aug. 4 at El Paso Lodge. Page 12.
few years ago when the Fiesta de las this progress has also led to a downtown
Fort Bayard’s 151st Birthday — Fort
Flores finally died on the vine (after split- hotel renaissance that include historic
building renovations, major upscale
Eckankar events — Eckankar: The Path to
Bayard National Historic Landmark near
ting up into two competing festivals for a
chains and “boutique” hotels. See Lisa
Spiritual Freedom hosts a Light and Sound
Silver City hosts it annual birthday celebra-
few years).
Tate’s story that begins on Page 21.
Service Aug. 4, and a Spiritual Book discus-
tion Aug. 18, with walking tours, living his-
sion Aug. 18 at El Paso Public Library’s
tory, presentations, old fashioned games and
Memorial Park Branch. Page 14.

August 2018
a dinner. Page 18.
Rio Grande Cancer Foundation — The
foundation hosts various Health and Wellness
Zia Kaya Outfitters — Upcoming events Randy Limbird
Elephant Butte. Page 22. Editor and Publisher
classes for August. Yoga is every Monday and El Paso Scene is published by Cristo
Rey Communications as a monthly guide
• Aug. 25-26: Elephant Butte Balloon (915) 542-1422
Wednesday: Page 18.
• Aug. 4: Self-Healing
to entertainment, recreation and culture in Albert Martinez
• Aug. 8: Intro to Homeopathy
• Sept. 7-9: Elephant Days. the El Paso area. Copies are provided Advertising &
• Aug. 23: Medical uses of Cannabis.
• Sept. 8: C.A.S.T. for Kids Fishing free at selected locations. Subscriptions Circulation Director
Tournament are $10 a year, sent by 3rd class mail. (915) 920-7244
Punk Rock Flea Market — The second
Taste of Downtown — Downtown Silver Circulation: 41,000 copies. Lisa Kay Tate
Saturday market is Aug. 11 at 100 Pitt
Deadline for news for the
City hosts its annual culinary event Sept. 1 News Editor
(Whole Foods) with art, collectibles, food
benefiting Silver City MainStreet Project.
September issue is Aug. 20
(915) 542-1422 ext. 4
and more. Page 26.
Page 8.
Editorial Associates:
El Paso Art Association — Showing Aug.
All American Gun and Western The September issue comes out Aug. 29 Yvonne T. Herrera, Will Summers
10-Sept. 15 at the association’s Crossland
Collectible Show — The 28th annual show Advertising Executive:
Gallery is “Come Together” EPAA Members
benefiting Lincoln County charities is Sept. El Paso Scene
Roman Martinez
Exhibit. Reception is Aug. 10. Page 28.
1-2 at Ruidoso Convention Center. Page 10. P. O. Box 13615
Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino — El Paso, Texas 79913 Circulation Associate:
Randy Friedman, Leo Marquez
PH: 542-1422
Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Show
August events include Tequila and Margarita
— Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Contributing Writers:
at the Park Aug. 4 with tastings and live E-mail:
Mineral Society’s 35th annual show is Sept. Carol Viescas, Brian Chozick,
music. Page 5.
1-3 at Grant County Veterans’ Memorial Myrna Zanetell, John McVey Middagh
Live Music:
Conference Center in Silver City. Page 8. Jay Duncan
• Aug. 11: Strange Days, The Doors
Tribute Fountain Theatre — Mesilla Valley Film Subscription Form is on Page 38
• Aug. 17: Noche de Sonoras, featuring La Society’s theatre on the Plaza in historic Old Visit El Paso Scene Online at
Skandlosa Sonora Xtrema, Mi Barrio Mesilla shows independent, art, foreign and
Columbiano and La Imperial Sonoa other non-mainstream films. Page 36. sponsored by Phidev, Inc.
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August Roundup exhibits in several livestock categories.
Admission is free. Information: (575) 648-2311
Cont’d from Page 3

Friday, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, and 5 to 11 Carrizozo Festival and Artists’ Studio
p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, with live music, Tour — Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18-19,
food and beverages and lots of entertainment. throughout Carrizozo, N.M. (US 54 and 380).
Admission is free. Information: 300-2800 or The studio tour is both days, with festival all day Saturday. Information or maps: (575) 336-
4061, or on Facebook
Great American Rockabilly Riot — The at Carrizozo Art.
7th annual Kustom Kulture Extravaganza, host- The festival offers live music and dance, a
ed by Hardknocks Car Club, is Saturday and street dance and fireworks Saturday. All events
Sunday, Sept. 1-2, at El Paso County are free and family friendly.
Coliseum, with car and motorcycle show, a Festival begins with horseshoe tournament
Classic Pin-Up Contest, Vendors, Food Trucks, registration at 8 a.m. Cost: $20 (two-member
adult beverages, live tattooing and a Kiddie team). Other special events include perform-
Corral. Portion of the proceeds go towards ance by Saint Francis de Paula Folklorico, local
charities. All ages welcome; age 12 and younger bands Paul Pino and the Tone Daddies and La
free. Tickets: $12 per day; $20 for both days Ultima, and evening street dance. Beer Garden,
(Ticketmaster). Information, pageant and car food trucks, arts and crafts booths and a Kids’
show registration at Fun Zone also featured.
Saturday’s headliner is Voodoo Glow Skulls Artist studio and historical homes walking and
with Reno Divorce, Rockabilly Strangers, Pope trolley tours are Saturday and Sunday with 24
Paul & the Illegals and Ian Rosewood. artists at 12 sites.
Sunday’s Headliner is Dale Watson with Kitty Leroy Lopez will open his installation of vin-
Rose and the Rattlers, Bobby Rosales and the tage cars and buildings filled with antiques and
Premiers, Sorry About Your Sister and Los vestiges of ranching and farming lives 11 a.m. to
Chucanos. 4 p.m. both days. Preview party is 5 to 7 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 17, at the Tularosa Basin Gallery
Southern New Mexico of Photography.
Walking and riding historical home tours begin
Art & Wine in the Cool Pines — The at 10 a.m. both days.
wine and art festival is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3-4,
Run to the Copper Country Car Show
at Sacramento Mountains Historical Museum in
– The 25th annual car show is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 18, at Gough Park in Silver
Cloudcroft, N.M. with art, wine, food and live.
City, N.M., with vendors, refreshments, raffles,
Tickets per day: $10 for nondrinkers and under
and parade. Sponsored by Copper Country
21; $15 for a glass. Advance tickets at chamber
Cruizers. Admission is free; registration is $35
office. Information: Cloudcroft Chamber, (575)
per car. Information/registration: (575) 313-
682-2733 or
9700, (575) 574-2186 or coppercountrycruiz-
Chile the Kid Beer & Wine Festival — or on Facebook.
Ruidoso Midtown Association and City Bank Registration is 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at
hosts the beer, wine, and green chile benefit Holiday Inn Express, 1103 Superior. Hot dog
for non-profit and local businesses Aug. 3-5, at burn at 5:30 p.m. and Oldies dance 6 to 8 p.m.
Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and Casino on US
70 in Ruidoso Downs, N.M. Hours are 4 to 9
Great American Duck Race — The 39th
annual running of the ducks is Thursday
p.m. Friday, noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon
through Sunday, Aug. 23-26, in Deming, N.M.
to 5 p.m. Sunday. All ages welcome. Tickets:
Admission is free for spectators, and anyone
$25 VIP night Friday; $20 Saturday and $15
can be a duck racer for just $5. The ducks are
Sunday (includes pint of wine glass). Admission
provided; don’t bring one. Call for entry forms.
free for age 18 and younger. Information: (575)
Information: (888) 345-1125, (575) 544-0469
348-4431, or on Facebook.
Old Lincoln Days — The 78th annual cele- The Tournament of Ducks Parade is at 10
bration of Lincoln’s Wild West heritage is Aug. a.m. Saturday in downtown Deming.
3-5 in Lincoln, N.M., a restored Western town Live Duck Races and Water Races are noon to
famous for the bloody Lincoln County Wars of 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon
1878. The town, maintained by the Lincoln Sunday at McKinley Duck Downs. Duck Race
State Monument and Lincoln County Heritage eliminations and finals are 3 p.m. Sunday.
Trust, is on U.S. 380 about 30 minutes from Other events include Duck Royalty Pageants
Ruidoso. Vendors, food, living history demon- Thursday, carnival and vendors daily, hot air
strations and wagon rides. Information: (575) balloon ascensions 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday,
653-4372 or or on 5K race, outhouse races and tortilla toss.
Facebook at Billy the Kid Pageant.
“Last Escape of Billy the Kid” folk pageant is
Fourth Fridays at Alameda Park Zoo
— The City of Alamogordo hosts the free
8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m.
event 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at Alameda
Sunday. Tickets: $10 ($6 children).
Park Zoo, 1321 N. White Sands, with live
Kids Expo — The City of Las Cruces Parks music, outdoor movie, food vendors, prizes,
and Recreation Department hosts its annual giveaways and more for the entire family. No
family expo for all ages 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. pets or outdoor food and drink; alcohol service
Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Plaza de Las Cruces, for age 21 and older offered. Information:
with music, games, giveaways performances by or on Facebook.
local youth, and chalk art on the sidewalk.
Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2454.
Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta — The
38th annual regatta begins at 7 a.m. Saturday
Information will be provided on extracurricu-
and Sunday, Aug. 25-26 at Lions Beach,
lar activities and services available for youth in
Elephant Butte Lake State Park. Events include
the Las Cruces area.
competitions, mass ascension of hot-air bal-
Lincoln County Fair — The 65th annual loons, vendors, arts and crafts, food, music and
fair is Monday through Saturday, Aug. 6-11, at balloon-boat relay and more. Park entrance fee
the County Fairgrounds at 5th and Hwy 48 in of $5 per vehicle applies. Information: (575)
Capitan, N.M. (north of Ruidoso), featuring
Please see Page 6

August 2018 El Paso Scene Page 5
August Roundup have valid ID, regardless of age; designated Show — Grant County Rolling Stones Gem Visitor Center, 201 N. Hudson, The Place, 201
drivers encouraged. No pets, coolers or open and Mineral Society’s 35th annual show in Silver Bullard or
Cont’d from Page 5
containers allowed. Information: City, N.M. is Sept. 1-3 at the Grand County Tickets available day of event at The Hub, 600
(575) 649-8994,, Veterans’ Memorial Conference Center, 3031 N. Bullard.
744-5923, or on Facebook. or on Facebook. U.S. 180 E in Silver City. The show offers more
Tethered balloon rides start at 7:30 a.m.
West Texas
To get to the fairgrounds, take I-10 West than 40 vendors, silent auctions, exhibits and
Cost: $20 ($15 age 12 and younger).
toward Deming, then take the fairgrounds exit demonstrations, as well as the Wheel of
Sunset Balloon Glow is 7 p.m. Saturday.
and follow the signs. Fortune. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Big Bend Ranch Rodeo — The annual
Cloudcroft Labor Day Hoopla — The The NMWGA also sponsors the Harvest Wine 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Working Ranch Cowboy Association-sanctioned
annual family party is Saturday and Sunday, Festival at Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta Park Monday. Admission is free. Information: rolling- rodeo is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10-
Sept. 1-2, on Burro Avenue in Cloudcroft. the same weekend. 11, at the Sul Ross State University S.A.L.E.
Street dance is 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, and fami- The show features dealers from around the arena, Hwy 90 E, in Alpine. Area cowboys
Hatch Chile Festival — The “chile capital
ly social beginning at noon Sunday. Admission is Southwest with mineral specimens, jewelry, compete for cash and prizes in various events
of the world” holds its 47th annual celebration
free. Information: (575) 682-2733 or 1-866- and arts crafted from rock and gems. including branch bronc riding, wild cow milking,
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5
682-8777 or Quantities of “rough” stones are available for team doctoring, team branding and team sort-
p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1-2, at the Hatch Airport
cutting and polishing work, as well as equip- ing. Awards ceremony follows Saturday per-
Harvest Wine Fest — The New Mexico on N.M. Hwy 26, 1 1/2 miles west of Hatch,
formance. Tickets: $10; free for age 12 and
ment and supplies.
Wine Growers Association presents its Labor featuring vendors, carnival rides, arts and crafts,
Rockhounding and educational field trips younger. Information: (432) 364-2696, bigben-
Day Weekend festival Saturday through chile food and ristra tying and painting demon-
offered each day. or on Facebook.
Monday, Sept. 1-3, at the Southern New strations, live music, beer garden, mud volley-
Cutting horse competition is 8 a.m. Friday at
Mexico State Fairgrounds, Las Cruces. Gates ball, mariachi competition, and fresh roasted Taste of Downtown Silver City — The the 06 Flats Arena.
open at 11:30 a.m. Admission: $20, includes Hatch green chile and contests. Parade begins annual benefit for Silver City MainStreet Project
Rodeo dance is 9 p.m. Saturday at the Ole
souvenir wine glass. Designated drivers and age at 9 a.m. Saturday. Admission; $10 carload is 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, in
Crystal Bar in Alpine.
15-20; $5. Military; $17 (with valid current (good for both days). Information: (575) 267- downtown Silver City, with food samples from
Cowboy Church service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday,
DoD ID). Tickets available at 5483, or on Facebook. various menu items from different restaurants
Aug. 12. Miners must be accompa- and shops, vendors and more at 17 different
‘Rolling Stones’ Gem and Mineral
nied by parent or legal guardian. All adults must locations. Tickets: $20, available in advance at Marfa Lights Festival — The 32nd annual
festival that pays tribute to Marfa’s mysterious
lights is Friday through Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept.
2 around the Presidio County Courthouse in
Marfa, Texas. Activities over the Labor Day
Weekend include food and crafts booths, a
main street parade, contests, concerts and
street dances in the Presidio Courthouse area.
Events begin at 5 p.m. Friday, with vendors
beginning at noon Saturday and Sunday. Food
and craft vendors, street dances Friday and
Saturday nights.
• 5K run begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at the
• Ernest Chavez Golf Tournament is 10 a.m.
Saturday, at Marfa Golf Course. Two-man
Scramble. Registration is 9 a.m.: $50 per player.
• Parade is 10 a.m. Saturday Downtown, fol-
lowed by live entertainment and events all day.

Bazaars and Fairs
Our Lady of the Light Bazaar — The
annual bazaar is Aug. 3-5, at Our Lady of the
Light Catholic Church, 4500 Delta, with enter-
tainment food and drink booths with traditional
regional foods, family games and more. Hours
are 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and 5
to 11 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
Information: 532-1757.
Sportscard and Toy Collectible Show
— noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Sunland
Park Mall. Information: (916) 222-5458.
Santa Teresita Kermess — The 84th
annual kermess is bazaar is 5 to 10 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 5, at Santa Teresita Mission
Church, 3400 Zapal, with gorditas, enchiladas,
tacos, hamburgers, and hot dogs, as well as
bingo, a country store, kid’s games and musical
entertainment. Admission is free. Information:
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert
Crossing — The 14th annual market runs
7:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Ardovino’s
Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in
Sunland Park, N.M. Well behaved pets on leash
welcome; brunch available for purchase.
Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, farmers-, or on
Facebook at FarmersMarket.
Yoga classes with Bianca are 9 a.m. Cost: $10;
bring a mat.
• Cooking Fresh demos are 9:30 and 11 a.m.

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August Roundup annual kermes Friday through Sunday, Aug.
31-Sept. 2. Information: 857-2955 or stmark-
Cont’d from Page 6
July 28, Aug. 11 and Aug. 25, with Chef Franciscan Festival of Fine Arts — Holy
Patrick Rosser and his students from El Paso Cross Retreat Center, 600 Holy Cross Road in
Community College. Recipes published on Mesilla Park, will showcase the works of 80 to 90 area artists 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10
• La Semilla hosts a cooking demo with fresh a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1-2. The event
produce and meats at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 4. includes an enchilada dinner, food vendors,
• The 3rd annual Touch a Truck event is Aug. silent auction, raffle, live music and beer gar-
18. Kid’s can let climb, cranes, ambulances, den. Admission is free; donations taken at the
military vehicles, police cars, firetrucks, dump door. Information: (575) 524-3688 or francis-
trucks, front loaders, cement mixers and more.
Live music 9 a.m. to noon.
St. Anthony’s Bazaar — The 54th annual
Second Hand Treasures for Second Labor Day weekend festival is noon to 11 p.m.
Chance Wildlife — Second Chance Wildlife Saturday through Monday, Sept. 1-3, at the St.
Rescue hosts a day of day of food trucks, ani- Anthony’s Seminary, 4501 Hastings (at
mal product vendors, local organic produce, Crescent). Food, games and live entertainment.
and secondhand items 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free. Information: 566-2261 or
Saturday, Aug. 11, on their new 7-acre prop- Facebook.
erty at 7800 Doniphan in Vinton. Donation-
based yoga offered at 9 a.m. from Unity
Downtown Artist and Farmers Market
— The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural
Community Yoga & Produce. Proceeds from
Affairs Department’s market for area artists
sales go directly to the rescue and rehabilitation
and regionally grown agricultural products is 9
of wildlife. To make donations of clothes, furni-
a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in the Union Plaza
ture, jewelry, funds or more visit second-
District along Anthony Street. Information:
212-1780 or
St. Pius X Rummage Sale — St. Pius X,
Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market
1050 N. Clark, hosts its annual rummage sale 8
— More than 230 permanent vendors in arts,
a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 11. Proceeds help
crafts, produce and other food items are
fund the church’s annual bazaar. Information:
offered at the market 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesdays and Saturdays along a 7-block area
Our Lady of the Valley Bazaar — Our of Main Street, Downtown. Information: (575)
Lady of the Valley Church and School, 8600 541-2288 or
Winchester, hosts its annual kermess 5 p.m. to
midnight, Friday and Saturday, and 5 to 10 p.m.
Punk Rock Flea Market — El Paso’s fami-
ly friendly punk rock market is 5 to 11 p.m. the
Sunday, Aug. 17-19 with live music, games,
first and third Saturday of the month, at 1710
food, pony rides, and vendors. Admission is
Joe Battle. Information: elpasopunkrockflea-
free. Information: (Parish Office) 859-7939 or on Facebook.
The 2nd annual OLV Car Show is 10 a.m. to
Second Saturdays Markets are 11 a.m. to 5
3:30 p.m. Saturday. Registration is $15 per car.
p.m. the second Saturday of each month at
Information: Alberto at 502-5973.
Whole Foods Market, 100 Pitt.
San Judas-St. Jude’s bazaar — St. Jude
Catholic Church, 4006 Hidden Way (off
Upper Valley Artists and Farmers
Doniphan), hosts its 40th annual kermes 5 to
Market — The artist and farmers market is
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, at the Substation on
11 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Aug. 17-19,
Doniphan at Sunset. Admission is free.
with live music, games, food and more.
Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist
Admission is free. Information, hours: 584-1095
& Farmers Market.
or on Facebook at StJudeElPaso.
El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m.
to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18-19, at
Something for everyone
Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway, at Boeing. Health and Wellness Classes — Rio
Admission: $5 for both days (private readings Grande Cancer Foundation, 616 N Virginia,
not included with admission). Free admission Suite D, hosts free classes including yoga class-
with active duty military ID. Information: 345- es with Deb Grade 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every
6245 or Monday and Wednesday. Space is limited; call
for reservations. Information: 562-7660 or
Mission Trail Art Market — Area artisans
and craftspeople display their fine arts and
Other classes:
crafts 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, in
• Self-healing with Lynn Provenzano is 10 to
the historic Veteran’s Memorial Plaza in San
11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4.
Elizario with food and drink, concessions and
• Intro to Homeopathy is 10 a.m. to noon
entertainment. Shows are offered on the out-
Saturday, Aug. 8, with Armando Gonzalez-
door stage at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., with live
music, folklorico and other dancers, and reen-
• Medical Uses of Cannabis: What You Need
actments by the Pistoleros gunfighters. Pets
to Know, with Armando Gonzalez-Stuart and
welcome. Admission is free. Information: 851-
Marlene Jessup of Ambary Health Southwest is
0093 or
6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, preceded by a
Cristo Rey kermes — The church at 8011 light dinner at 5:30 p.m.
Williamette hosts its Feria del Valle kermes
Aug. 24-26. Information: 591-0688.
Smeltertown-Buenavista Reunion —
The historic neighborhoods host the annual
Kern Place Art and Farmers Market reunion 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Aug. 4,
— The monthly market is 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Forum Ballroom, 2800 Mattox, featuring
Sunday, Aug. 26, at 205 Cincinnati Street music by The Starliners. Tickets: $25.
(between Stanton and Mesa). Information kern- Information: 433-0649 or on Facebook at SmeltertownBuenaVistaReunion.
St. Mark Church Bazaar — St. Mark Android Checkup & Tips — Free advice
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organization created for the purpose of attract-
ing members of the International Museum of
on how to make the most of Android software
Art, 1211 Montana, hosts a presentation in the
and its apps available 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug.
museum parlor at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug.
5 and 19, at the El Paso Public Library Main
25, with dancer, choreographer, educator,
Branch, 501 N. Oregon. Program is funded by
artist and historian Rosa Ramirez Guerrero.
a grant from the Texas State Library & Archives
Information: 543-6747.
and the Institute of Museum & Library Services.
Guerrero founded the International Folklorico
Information: 212-3230.
Dance Group and has also been active in the
Beyond LGBT 101: Youth, Gender, Catholic Church. She has been called the
and Sexuality — Borderland Rainbow “Dancing Missionary” in religious circles, and is
Center, 2714 Wyoming, hosts a workshop on known for her multicultural dance programs
the acronym LGBTQIA 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, that have been performed around the country
Aug. 6, featuring age-appropriate strategies for and featured in the film “Tapestry.” She was
working with elementary and middle school inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame
age LGBTQ youth. Space is limited; advance and has an El Paso school named after her.
registration strongly encouraged. Cost: $5 sug- Guests encouraged to stay for a reception and
gested donation. Information: 263-4623 or bor- free Sunset Film Society movie screening of the Sunset Film Society’s “The Man from Snowy
River” at 2 p.m.
‘Let’s Talk Hablemos Advance Care
Planning’ — MYC Institute of Integrative ALFC ‘Thrive’ Conference — Abundant
Health presents a two-part workshop to learn Living Faith Center’s annual convention, is
the fundamentals of Advance Care Planning Aug. 29-Sept. 1, at 1000 Valley Crest.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9 and 23, at Conference service times are 7 p.m.
Project Amistad, 3210 Dyer. Wednesday; 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday and
English/Spanish translation available. CEUs Friday; 5 p.m. Saturday and 8:30. 10:30 a.m.
provided. Cost: $20 per person per session; and 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Information: 532-8543,
group discounts available. Information: 246- or on Facebook.
2003 or
El Paso Crohns & Autoimmune
Part I (Aug. 9): Learn from attorneys and
Disease Support Group — The support
nurses about different possible medical scenar-
group meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of the
ios, choosing a health agent, and preparing an
month (Aug. 21) on the campus of Tech
advance care directive.
University Health Sciences Center, 4800
Part 2 (Aug. 23): Learn about hospice care
Alberta, in the Paul Foster Education Building,
and behavioral health support for families.
Room 211. Parking available next to the clinic
Participants will also be guided through the
(on left). Information: Carrie Wilkie, (214) 708-
first steps of Advance Care Planning. Sessions
will be repeated in September.
Mustard Seed Community Café — The
Back to School Expo — The annual tax- faith-based, pay-what-you-can café is open 11
free weekend expo is Saturday, Aug. 11, at
a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays at
Cielo Vista Mall, featuring fashion shows, exhi-
Westside Community Church, 201 Sunset.
bitions, various vendors and more. Information:
Information: 440-SEED (7333), mustardseed-
544-9550 or Sponsored by Ysleta or on Facebook.
ISD and Western Tech.
From 8 to 10 a.m. first two thousand students
ages 4-18 wearing a school shirt or school ID For a good cause
will receive a free backpack filled with school
supplies courtesy of Ysleta ISD and community
Capoeira El Paso Roda-Thon —
Capoeira El Paso’s annual fundraiser is 10 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Sol Studio, 4106
The general public can begin to line up start-
Montana. Participants play as many Capoeira
ing at 7 a.m. at the Mall’s main (south) entrance
games as they can based on the contributions
between James Avery and Starbucks. The line
received from their networks. Information:
for the backpacks also will begin there.
996-1814 or
Numerology workshop — An Capoeira El Paso, Inc. is a local non-profit
“Understanding Yourself Through the Art of organization dedicated to sharing Capoeira and
Numbers” workshops with Ruth Drayer are related Brazilian arts in El Paso.
1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 14-Oct. 9, at DAAC
Arts & Cultural Center, in Bulletin Plaza, 1740
Brunch & Bingo at the Museum — The
fundraiser for International Museum of Art,
Calle de Mercado, Suite D. Drayer is the
1211 Montana, is 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12,
author of “Numerology, The Power in
with host comedian Nico Adjemian. Cost: $5
Numbers.” Cost: $40 per workshop.
(includes mimosas and appetizers); age 21 and
Information: (575) 523-6403 or
older admitted. Information: 543-6747 or inter-
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at
UTEP — Classes begin Sept. 4 for the popu-
lar UTEP program that offers non-credit classes
‘Encore! Children’s Arts Engagement
for ages 50 or older.
Benefit’ — El Paso Museum of Art, One Arts
Festival Plaza, downtown, and Pro-Musica will
The membership program is part of UTEP’s
host an event celebrating the launch of their
College of Liberal Arts and supported in part
new “Encore! initiative to enrich core learning
by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Registration
through the arts 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug.
runs Aug. 14-21, and is $70 for as many
23, at the museum. Event features tours of the
courses desired during the 12-week term, plus
Kress Collection, food and drink. Proceeds
$25 for the one-time OLLI life membership fee
benefit schools’ participation in the initiative’s
($25 late fee after May 25).
free workshops for the 2018-2019 school year.
The Institute’s office is in Miners Hall, Room
Tickets: $100; available at epmadevelop-
209, 500 W. University. Office hours are 1:30 Information: 212-0300
to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Free
parking available in the Sun Bowl Visitors Area.
Information: 747-6280 (during office hours).
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Independent Pizzerias
International Coin Club — El Paso’s only
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— Pizza Today
coin club meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday
of the month at St. Paul’s United Methodist
Elks Lodge Toiletries Drive — Elks Church, 7000 Edgemere, with presentations
Lodge 187, 2278 Trawood, Suite C, hosts a and auction to follow. Visitors always welcome,
“stuff the truck” drive noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, and admission free for first-time visitors.
Aug. 25, collecting toiletries to benefit the Information: 533-6001, 241-6977 or on
area’s homeless, veterans, and victims of vio- Facebook.

lence, among other groups in need. Hot dogs
for participants, while supplies last. Items also Military Order of the World Wars —
accepted during regular lodge hours, 9 a.m. to The El Paso Chapter’s launches its 2018-2019

Fine Beers & Wines
3 p.m. Monday through Friday, plus Fridays year with a luncheon at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug.
after 6 p.m. Information: 532-4441 or elpa- 18, at Great American Land & Cattle, 9800

KERN PLACE Gateway N Blvd (next to Cohen Stadium). The
LULAC Dance — LULAC Council 22269 Chapter will honor members 80 and older.
hosts its annual dance 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Information 755-4038.
206 Cincinnati • 532-9483
Aug. 26, at Crystal Palace Ballroom, 1550
Hawkins, Suite #18, with music by 2’s Summer fun for kids
Company (Chuy & Mando), silent auction 3 to
7 p.m. and music by Azucar 5 to 9 p.m. Brisket
El Paso Museum of Art — The museum’s 865 N. Resler • 760-6000
Summer Art Camps run Tuesdays through
burritos available; free beer, sodas, tea and
Fridays, July 31-Aug. 3 and Aug. 7-10, for
1879 N. Zaragosa • 856-9111
setups (BYO wine or bottle). Admission: $20
ages 6-13. Morning sessions are 9:30 a.m. to
donation plus canned good.

noon; afternoon sessions are 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Drawing for raffle tickets to Oct. 14 game of
Tuition: $75 ($60 members). Information: 212-
Dallas Cowboys v. Jacksonville Jaguars, and
11100 Sean Haggerty (at US 54)
0300 or
other prizes is 7 p.m. Donation: $15 per ticket.
Classes for age 6-9: Printmaking + Collage,
Catholic Daughters of the Americas — Beginning Sculpture, Drawing + Painting,

The Court Daughters of the America #1581 Superheroes, Create with Clay, Nature Prints,
hosts its 67th Anniversary Celebration and and Design + Accessorize.
Annual Fundraiser with a sit-down dinner and Classes for age 10-13: Digital Sculpture 145 W. Sunset (at Doniphan)
dance Saturday, Oct. 20, at Magoffin Hall, 801 Design, Comic Books + Superheroes, Mixed
Media Painting, Ceramics, Painting, Digital 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Thur.
Magoffin. Dinner is 6 to 7:30 p.m. followed by
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
dance 8 p.m. to midnight with live music by the Photography 101, Drawing, Mixed Media
11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday
Starliners Band and door prizes. Tickets: are Photo Collage, The Art of 3D Printing, and
$35 (tax-deductible); available from Barbie at Printmaking.
240-5959, Josie at 603-6368, Hazel at 267- “... definitely has the best pizza in town.”
9070 or at
Insights Summer Camps — Insights hosts — Texas Monthly
hands-on experimental STEAM summer camp
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at
Club news UTEP in July and August. Cost: $100 per week; FINE DINING
campers should bring their own lunch. RSVP:
Doña Ana Photography Club (DAPC) Information, 534-0000 or
— The club hosts free photography programs
7 to 9 p.m. selected Tuesdays at Southwest • July 30-Aug. 3: “Superhero Math and
Environmental Center, 275 N. Downtown Mall Science at UTEP’s Aerospace Education Lab,
in Las Cruces. Information: (575)323-3624 or for ages 11-14 (grades 6-8). • Aug. 6-10: “Zootopia,” at UTEP’s
• Aug. 7: Live demonstration on portraiture Centennial Museum and Desert Gardens, for
and flash lighting followed by a program on ages 9-11 (grades 4 and 5). .
portraitist Phillipe Halsman.
• Aug. 21: Demonstration on adding light rays ‘Explore Your History’ Summer Camp
to a photo, followed by a showing of recent — El Paso Museum of History, 510 N. Santa
fireworks photos, and reviewing submissions Fe, offers four-day summer camps 9 a.m. to
on the monthly theme “Not My Style.” noon for age 8-12 and 1 to 4 p.m. for age 11-
15, Tuesdays through Fridays, through Aug.
L‘Alliance Française d’El Paso — The 10. Deadline to registers is the Wednesday
nonprofit cultural institute, founded in 1964, before each camp date. Cost: $70 per camp
promotes French culture and language. ($55 museum members). Information: 212-
Information: 246-3810, 585-1789, 3163, or histo- or on Facebook at
AllianceFrancaiseElPaso. Morning camps:
An art exhibit by Alliance Française members • July 31-Aug 3: The History of Inventions
is Aug. 7-Sept. 3 at EPCC’s Administrative • Aug. 7-10: From Prisms to Films, with
Service Center, Building A , 9050 Viscount. “Acting Out, Playing and Learning your
Opening reception is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday Aug. History” 1 to 4 p.m.
10. Admission is free. Afternoon “Storytelling through Photography”
Fall 2018 session I for French classes starts camp is July 31-Aug 3 on “Producing Your
Saturday, Sept. 8, and Monday, Sept. 10, for Own Video.”
children and adults. Information: 346-3810 or
585-1789. Magoffin Kids’ Camps and classes —
Magoffin Home State Historic Site hosts Kids
Germania Club — The Germania Club of Camps 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. selected Wednesdays
El Paso’s monthly luncheon is at 11:30 a.m. through Fridays during the summer months.
Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Underwood Golf Reservations recommended; space is limited.
Course, 3200 Coe, Fort Bliss. Newcomers All proceeds support the preservation of the
welcome. Information, reservations: 755-5471. Magoffin Home. Dress is suitable clothing for
Singles in the Son - The group develops hands-on activities or getting dirty. Cost: $60
friendships among Christian singles ages 30 to (includes snack and beverages; participants
50. Bible study held weekly; call days. should bring a sack lunch each day).
Weekend events subject to change. All denomi- Information: 533-5147 or
nations are welcome. Membership is free.
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August Roundup Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed
Monday through Thursday. Information: 562-
Cont’d from Page 9
9899 or 566-6622.
A free Geocaching 101 workshop is 11:30
• Aug. 15-17: “Saving History” Kids Camp.
a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. All materials provided.
Summer kids’ classes for age 6-10 are 9 a.m.
Participants should bring water comfortable
to noon on the following Fridays:
shoes, sun protection (hat, sunscreen). RSVP
• Aug. 3: Kids Adobe Class: Building with Dirt.
by calling the park.
Using materials and techniques that made the
Magoffin Home, kids will learn how homes Indian Cliffs Ranch — The working cattle
were constructed in El Paso before the railroad ranch in Fabens offers a children’s zoo, buffalo,
delivered brick and lumber. Cost: $10. longhorns, deer, rattlesnake pit, movie sets and
• Aug. 10: “Etiquette Class: Tea Party!” Kids the Fort Apache playground. It’s also home to
learn the history of entertaining in El Paso in the famous Cattleman’s Steakhouse.
the 1880s, as well as the manners expected at Information: (915) 544-3200 or cattle-
such social functions. The three-course tea will
include dairy and wheat items. Cost: $25.
Ski Apache Wind Rider — The hour-long
UTEP STEM Camps — Students ages 14- zip-line adventure at the Alto, N.M. ski resort
21 with mental or physical disabilities are begins at over 11,000 feet, spanning 8,900 feet
encouraged to learn about careers in the STEM in three sections, reaching speeds of up to 65
fields during two free week-long summer mph. Cost is $84 ($77 children and senior, $71
camps 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the week of Aug. 6 on military). Minimum age is 10; height and weight
the UTEP campus. Up to 25 students may limits also apply. Reservations required.
enroll in each camp that focuses on science, Information: (575) 464-3633 or
technology, engineering and mathematics. The Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero,
Information: Neelam Agarwal, 747-7462 or N.M. also offers the Apache Eagle ZipRider, which spans 2,668 feet, lasting about three
Hands-on activities teach introductory con- minutes. Tickets: $40 ($37 ages 10-13 and 60-
cepts in computational engineering, and tech- plus; $41 military); $91 for all-day pass.
nology such as Amazon’s Alexa and Google
Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305
Home. Guest speakers and opportunities to
Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta
tour several of UTEP’s science and engineering
Mission. The center features a museum on the
lab also offered. Lunch and snacks provided.
Tigua tribe. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Area attractions Wednesday through Sunday. Free children’s
activities daily. Admission is free. Information:
Western Playland — The amusement park 859-7700,
is at 1249 Futurity Dr. in Sunland Park, N.M. Native American Dances are on the hour 11
Tickets (tax not included): $21.21 42 inches or a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
taller or $16.60 juniors 34 to 41 inches (pay Fresh Indian bread is on sale at the center,
one price); $5 non-rider admission. Individual made Saturday mornings. Also featured are
ride tickets are $2.50; rides are 1 or 2 tickets. family-operated gift shops.
Information: (575) 589-3410, westernplay-
San Elizario Historic District — The dis- or on Facebook.
trict at 1500 Main Street in San Elizario on the
August hours are 3-10 p.m. Saturdays, 3 to 9
Mission Trail features four art galleries, seven
p.m. Sundays, 7-10:30 p.m. Wednesday
artists studio/galleries, three gift shops, the
through Friday through Aug. 17. Closed Aug.
Historic San Elizario Chapel, the Portales
19. September hours are 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday
Museum and the Veteran’s Museum. Most
and Sunday, plus Labor Day Monday, Sept. 3.
locations open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 851-0041,
Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 594-8424 or
a.m. Sunday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 2 Self-guided walking tours and guided tour of
a.m. Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday 17 historical sites also offered. Free guides
and Saturday. General admission and parking available at all galleries and museum..
are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sun-
La Viña Winery — 4201 S. NM Highway
28, one mile north of Vinton Road.
Tequila and Margarita at the Park is 5 to 10
Information: (575) 882-7632 or
p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, with live music and pre-
mium tequilas and frozen margaritas.
The tasting room and patio are open for sales
Admission is free; $20 for 10 sample tickets
and tasting of wines from noon to 5 p.m.
and souvenir shot glass.
Thursday through Tuesday (closed
Wet ’N’ Wild Waterworld — The water Wednesdays). Tasting fee is $5. A daily tour is
park at 8804 S. Desert, Anthony, Texas (I-10 at offered at 11:30 a.m. by appointment only; the
Exit 0) is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends, 11 $10 fee includes tasting.
a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays during the summer
Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery
months. Tickets: $25.99, plus tax; $20.99 kids
— 430 La Viña Road (off NM 28 between
under 48 inches tall; $4.99 age 1-3; free for
markers 8 and 9), in Chamberino, N.M. Tasting
babies under 1. Seniors/picnic fee: $14.99.
room open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through
Information: 886-2222, or on
Monday. Information: (915) 241-4349 or som-
“American Hero Salute” Military and First
Responders Appreciation Day is 10 a.m. to 7 Zin Valle Vineyards — 7315 Hwy 28 in
p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, with a Mr. & Miss. Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259). Free tast-
American Hero Fit-Body Competition, and ings are noon to 5 p.m. Friday through
Soldiercon Car Show. Monday. Information: 877-4544 or
Wyler Aerial Tramway — The state park
Free music and wine tasting is 1 to 4 p.m.
tramway, 1700 McKinley, gives passengers a
selected Sundays featuring local talent. Bring a
view of Texas, New Mexico and Mexico from
Ranger Peak, elevation 5,632 feet. Cost is $8
for adults and $4 for children 12 years and
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For event tickets sold through Ticketmaster, Yuridia — The Latin pop singer performs at 8
call 1-800-745-3000 or go to p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Plaza Theatre.
Unless indicated, prices listed do not include After winning second place on the popular
service charges. Mexican reality show “La Academia,” Yuridia
scored major success with her debut album,
Maria Muldaur — The American folk and
“La Voz de un Ángel,” selling 1.5 million copies.
blues singer who was part of the American folk
Tickets: $42-$92 (Ticketmaster).
music revival in the early 1960s performs with
her band at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, at Star Luis Miguel — The famed Mexican crooner
City Studio, 120 W. Castellano. Tickets: $25 in brings North American Tour to El Paso at 8:30
advance, $30 at the door. Information: 257- p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, to UTEP’s Don Haskins
4777, Center. Over his 36-year career, Luis Miguel
Muldaur recorded the 1973 hit song has released 33 albums, selling over 100 million
“Midnight at the Oasis.” albums worldwide. He is a 6-time Grammy
winner and 4-time Latin Grammy winner.
Los Tucanes de Tijuana — The popular
Tickets: $43 to $263.20. VIP packages start at
Mexican band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday,
Aug. 4, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets:
$39-$120 (Ticketmaster). Alice in Chains — The Seattle rock band
performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at
Pimpinela — The Argentine singing duo of
Abraham Chavez Theatre. The band rose out
Joaquín and Lucía Galán performs at 8:30 p.m.
of the grunge scene to create a sound all their
Thursday, Aug. 16, at The Plaza Theatre.
own and become one of the most successful
Tickets: $48-$110 (Ticketmaster).
bands of the 1990s. Tickets: $39.50-$69.50
Famed for their romantic songs and original
style, the couple have sold over 12 million
records in Argentina and 25 million worldwide. Chris Young — The platinum-selling enter-
tainer’s “Losing Sleep 2018 Tour” is Thursday,
Chingo Bling — The rapper and comedian
Sept. 13, at NMSU’s Pan American Center in
performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at
Las Cruces, with special guests Kane Brown
Abraham Chavez Theatre for his “Puro Hustle
and Morgan Evans. His No. 1 singles include
Tour.” Tickets: $25-$35 (Ticketmaster).
“Losing Sleep,” “Sober Saturday Night,” “Think
Chingo Bling is known for his Latino stand-up
Of You,” and “I’m Comin’ Over.” Tickets: $39-
and many viral videos, including his comedic
$79; VIP packages offered. (Ticketmaster).
web series and musical parodies.
Sofía Nino de Rivera — The Mexican Khalid — The five-time Grammy-nominated
R&B singer comes home to El Paso for his “915
stand-up comic and actress performs at 8 p.m.
Hometown Show” at 8 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, Aug. 18, at The Plaza Theatre. Sofia
Saturday, Sept. 14-15, at UTEP’s Don Haskins
Nino de Rivera is a pioneer in the genre in
Center. Tickets start at $44. (Ticketmaster).
Mexico and throughout Latin America. She has
Khalid was nominated for Grammys for his
performed on stages worldwide for the past
debut album “American Teen,” which peaked
seven years, and has received recognition such
at No. 4 on the Top 200 Charts. He also won
as Mexico City-ite of the Year by “Chilango
Top New Artist at the 2018 Billboard Music
Magazine.” Tickets: $48-$120 (Ticketmaster).
Awards and Best New Artist at 2017’s MTV
Pepe Aguilar y Familia presentan Video Music Awards.
Jaripeo Sin Fronteras — The award-win-
ning Latin superstar Pepe Aguilar performs with
Stephen Stills and Judy Collins — The
music legends perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday,
special guests at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at
Sept. 14, at NMSU’s Pan American Center in
El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano.
Las Cruces. Tickets: $55.50 and $65.50
Tickets: $71, $91, $126 and $176.50
Stills, 73, began with Buffalo Springfield and
Aguilar has been nominated for five Grammys,
became famous as part of Crosby, Stills &
winning three times for Best Regional Mexican
Nash, and later, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
or Tejano Album and once for Best
He also has had a highly successful solo career
Mexican/Mexican-American Album. He also has
and is considered one of rock’s best guitarists.
been nominated for 16 Latin Grammy Awards,
Collins, 79, began here recording career in
winning four for Best Ranchero/Mariachi
1961 and achieved fame as a folksinger with
hits such as “Both Sides Now” and “Chelsea
Taking the stage with Aguilar will be his son,
Morning.” Her biggest hit came in 1975 with
banda and norteño singer Leonardo Aguilar,
“Send in the Clowns.”
and daughter and rising star Ángela Aguilar.
Stills and Collins, who were lovers in the late
Also performing will be singer Christian Nodal,
1960s but never performed together then,
whose debut single “Adiós Amor” topped the
released their first album, “Everybody Knows,”
Latin music charts in 2017; Mariachi
last fall.
Zacatecano; Banda Azul Tequila; famed charro
Tomás Garcilazo; Whiplash the Cowboy Plumb and Unspoken — The Christian
Monkey; bull riders and bull fighters; and more. rock artist Plumb (Tiffany Arbuckle) and band
Unspoken present their “We Are One Tour” 7
The Music of Queen — El Paso Symphony
to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Immanuel
Orchestra presents Windbourne’s Music of
Baptist Church, 1201 Hawkins with special
Queen 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Plaza
guest Dan Bremnes. Tickets: $15 general
Theatre, presented with a full orchestra.
admission; $75 VIP packages (
Tickets: $30, $45, $60 and $75 (Ticketmaster).
Information: 532-2776 or Jack White — The legendary rock guitarist
The ultimate celebration of the legendary and one half of the White Stripes performs 8
rock band features El Paso Symphony p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at El Paso County
Orchestra led by conductor Brent Havens with Coliseum. Tickets: $42 and $62 (Ticketmaster).
a full rock and vocals by Brody Dolyniuk
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Ticket Also part of the lineup is Frank Ray. Gates
open at 5 p.m. Tickets: $25 general admission;
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$45 floor seats; $60 West Bank Club general
admission; $150 VIP; available at southwestuni- Information:
Chayanne — The Latin pop superstar’s or on Facebook at
“Desde El Alma” tour is 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept.
23, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets start
at $61.50 (Ticketmaster). Sebastian Yatra and Manuel Turizo —
The Latin music artists join forces for their U.S.
Fall Out Boy — The multi-platinum selling, Tour at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at El Paso
Grammy-winning rock band Fall Out Boy per-
County Coliseum. Tickets: $51, $91 and $121

Social Order of
forms at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at UTEP’s
Don Haskins Center, in support of their new
album, MANIA. Special guest is Machine Gun ‘There is More’ Tour — The tour featur-

the Beauceant
Kelly. Tickets: $43.75 to $63.75; VIP packages ing Christian group Hillsong and pastor Brian
$143-$204 (Ticketmaster). Houston is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at
Abundant Living Faith Center East, 1000 Valley
Alejandro Fernandez y Los Tigres del Crest. General admission; $28 ($25 each for
Norte — The Latin superstar performs with groups of 10 or more). Premium tickets: $48;
the famed norteño band at 8 p.m. Saturday,
available at
Sept. 29, at the Don Haskins Center. Tickets:
Information: 532-8543 or
$51-$151 (Ticketmaster).
1st annual indoor Ozuna — One of the hottest reggaeton and
Trapfest Block Party — “America’s
Summer Fair Fundraiser Premier Trap and Bass Music Tour” returns for
trap singers in Latin music performs at 8 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 25, at El Paso County
Saturday, Aug. 4 3-6 pm its 6th anniversary all-ages block party 8 p.m.
to 2 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at North Mesa
Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano, for his “Aura
Tour.” Tickets: $60-$130. (Ticketmaster).
El Paso Lodge 1505 Magruder and East Main in Downtown El Paso. All ages
Information: 533-9899.
Admission $6 event; 21 and older only in bars. Tickets $22
general admission; $42 VIP at Franco Escamilla — The Mexican comedi-
Admission will be redeemed for 6 food
an, musician and radio announcer, known as
tickets. Visit food booths for your meal J Balvin Vibras Tour — The Colombian “The Master of Sarcasm,” returns to El Paso at
selection, including hamburgers, hot superstar performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept.
7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Plaza Theatre.
dogs, side dishes, chips, drinks, desserts. 30, at the Don Haskins Center in support of
Tickets: $39 to $125 (Ticketmaster).
Extra tickets are $1 each. his new album. J Balvin had back-to-back No. 1
singles with “Mi Gente” and “Machika.” Tickets Carol Burnett — Comedian, actor, writer,
GRAND DOOR PRIZE at 5:30 p.m.
range from $33 to $420 (Ticketmaster). and singer Carol Burnett, whose career has
You must be present to win.
spanned seven decades of television, premiers
Disney on Ice: ‘Dare to Dream’ — her latest tour “An Evening of Laughter and
Tickets are available for any SOOB Disney On Ice returns to El Paso County
Reflections Where The Audience Asks The
member or by calling Rosemary Coliseum, 4100 Paisano, Wednesday through
Questions” at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at the
Alsworth at 565-496-9879 Sunday, Oct. 3-7. Thursday’s performance in
Plaza Theatre. This is Burnett’s first perform-
Spanish. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. nightly, plus
ance in El Paso. Tickets: $65-$125
matinees 10:30 a.m. and noon Friday, and
noon and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets: $22-$75 ($15 opening night) with Ghost — The Grammy-winning Swedish
tourTAGs, $30 with Mickey or Snowflake light- metal band presents their “A Pale Tour Named
up wands (Ticketmaster). Ages 2 and older Death” at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Abraham
must have ticket (costumes not permitted for Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $34.50; VIP packages
guests 14 and older). Information: 533-9899, $222.50 (Ticketmaster). or
The Fab Four — The “Ultimate Tribute” of
‘Jazz at Lincoln Center’ with Wynton the Beatles is 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at The
Marsalis — Nine-time Grammy Award win- Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $25, $35, $45 and
ning musical artist Wynton Marsalis performs at $55.(Ticketmaster).
a special El Paso Pro-Musica fundraising con-
cert featuring the music of the incomparable
Jazon Mraz and Toca Rivera —
Alternative rock artist and “vocutionist” Toca
Duke Ellington at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6,
Rivera present their “Live in Stereo” Tour at 8
at First Baptist Church, 805 Montana. Wynton
p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at The Plaza Theatre,
Marsalis is the first and only musicians to
with special guest Gregory Page. Tickets:
receive Grammy’s for work in both Classical
$39.50 to $95 (Ticketmaster).
and Jazz categories. Tickets: $50-$150; $200
VIP; $10 special addition room. Information: Sesame Street Live ‘Let’s Party’ —
747-8163 or The Sesame Street Live returns with a new
show Dec. 22-23, at Abraham Chavez
Ballet Nacional de Amalia Hernández
Theatre, presented by Feld Entertainment.
— The premiere Mexican ballet folklorico
Showtimes are 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. both
troupe performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct.
days. Tickets start at $20 (Ticketmaster).
11, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $35-$75.
Information: 231-1100 or
Old Dominion — The country band’s
“Happy Endings World Tour” is 7:30 p.m.
‘The Great Russian Nutcracker’ —
The Moscow Ballet presents its “Dove of
Friday, Oct. 12, at NMSU’s Pan American
Peace Tour” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, and
Center, with Michael Ray and High Valley.
1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, at the Plaza
Theatre. Tickets: $28-$89. (Ticketmaster).
Los Temerarios – The romantic Mexican Information:
group performs at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
Metallica — Heavy metal legend bring their
13, at The Plaza Theatre, with Baruch. Tickets:
Worldwired tour to El Paso at 7:30 p.m.
$49-$119 (Ticketmaster).
Thursday, Feb. 28, at UTEP’s Don Haskins
Way Out West Fest — Country Music Center (Ticketmaster).
singer and songwriter Lee Brice will headline
the 3rd annual fusion of culture with Saturday,
Oct. 13, at Southwest University Park, along
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Ticket 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8. Tickets: $12-$15. Sept. 21, with Nekrogoblikon, Buried Above Club Here I Love You — 115 S. Durango.
• Thunderpussy — The female rock band per- Ground, Adrift on River Styx and Texas Specializing in electronic and DJ music. Most
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forms at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10. Gigantism. Tickets: $16-$20. events are at 9 p.m. and are 18 and older,
Tickets: $14. • Tribal Seeds — The reggae band performs at unless listed otherwise. Tickets at
Venues & series • Bob Moses — The alternative duos presents 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, with Iya Terra. Information: 307-7736 or on
Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. their Battle Line Tour at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. Tickets: $20-$25. Facebook.
Surcharge for ages under 21. Tickets at low- 23, with Mansionair. Tickets: $22-$25. • Escape the Fate and Slaves — The post-hard- • The Yellowheads — Friday, Aug. 10, with • Oh Sees — The psych-punk band performs core bands perform at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Lina Duran. Tickets: $16.62.
• Sotomayer — The electronica band performs at 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. Tickets: $18-$20. Oct. 11, with Picturesque, Set to Stun and • Josh Butler — Friday, Aug. 17. Tickets:
at 10 p.m. Friday, July 27. Tickets: $17-$20. • Duckwrth — The rapper performs at 8 p.m. Tickets: $20. $16.62.
Sunday, Nov. 4. $13. VIP packages: $65.
• Givers — The indie pop group performs at
• Of Montreal — The indie rock band per-
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway.
10 p.m. Saturday, July 28. Tickets: $13-$15. Montana, specializing in metal and hard rock. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and
• De Lux — The LA-based post disco duo per- forms at 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, with
Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m.
forms at 9 p.m. Sunday, July 29. $10-$12. Reptaliens. Tickets: $19.
RockHouserDiveBarKitchen. Sunday. Tickets: $6-$22. Information, reserva-
• Together Pangea — The California rock band • Buttertones — LA alternative band, 9 p.m.
• In Our Dying Hour — The death metal tions: 779-LAFF (5233),
performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2. $10-$12. Monday, Dec. 3. Tickets: $12-$14.
bands performs an El Paso stop at 8 p.m. or on Facebook at El Paso Comic Strip.
• Sales — The duo performs at 8 p.m. • Bernhoft — Norwegian singer and multi-
Saturday, Aug. 4 with Not My Master and Lady Raymond Orta presents Mario Salazar for a
Tuesday, Aug. 7, with No Vacation. $15-$17. instrumentalist, 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. $18-$20.
of Midday. Admission: $5. special one-night engagement at 7:30 p.m.
• Omar Apollo — The multi-instrumentalist Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: • Aethere — 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, with Sunday, Aug. 19. Tickets: $20 ($25 VIP and
performs at 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10. $12-$14. 351-9909. Tickets at Mondoshawan, Know Suffer, Sabrewulf and reserved).
• Summer Salt — The Hawaii indie band per- • Stolas — The post-hardcore band’s Our Last Stay Dead. Admission: $5.
forms 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, with The Nights on Earth Tour is 7 p.m. Wednesday, • The Demons of the Desert Metal Festival Spencer Theater for Performing Arts
Symposium. Tickets: $12-$15. Aug. 1, at The Perch. Tickets: $13. sponsored by KLAQ is Friday through Sunday, — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information:
• Flamingosis — The electronic R&B musician • Wolf & Bear — The rock band performs at 7 Aug. 10-12, with two stages inside and out, (575) 336-4800 or
performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12. p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, in The Perch. $7. vendors, skateboarders, food trucks, bikes and Summer performances are 8 p.m., unless list-
Tickets: $15-$18. • Tilian — Singer, songwriter Tilian Pearson more. Event begins at 7 p.m. Friday and noon ed otherwise. Pre-show buffets begin two
• The Crystal Method — The American elec- performs at 7 p.m. Aug. 30, at Bowie Feathers Saturday and Sunday. Bands to be announced. hours prior to show; cost is $20.
tronic music group performs at 10 p.m. Friday, with special guest Royal Coda. Tickets: $15. Admission: $10 at the door, all ages event. • B.J. Thomas — The five-time Grammy win-
Sept. 14. Tickets: $20. • September Mourning — The hardcore fanta- • Filth/Vctms/Reign — The bands will co-head- ning singer performs at Saturday, Aug. 4.
• Fat Nick — The Miami hip-hop artist per- sy metal band performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, line at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, with Cloud 49 Tickets: $39-$69.
forms at 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. Tickets: $18 Sept. 11, in The Perch with Kaleido, Charcoal and Dim Aurora. Admission: $5; all ages show. • Lee Rocker — The rockabilly bassist and for-
general admission; $50 VIP Eat & Greet. Tongue and Crash. Tickets: $10. • The Pot — The Tool Tribute band performs mer Stray Cats member performs Friday, Aug.
• Dilly Dally — The Canadian alt rock band • Grizzly Bear — The American rock band at noon Saturday, Aug. 25. 10. Tickets: $39-$69.
performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25. $12. performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13. $28. • Cloven Hoof — The metal band’s North • Tony Kishman’s Live & Let Die — Kishman’s
• Big Thief — The indie rockers perform at 9 • Chaos Chaos, Yeek — The sister band (for- American Tour 2018 is 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, tribute to Paul McCartney is Saturday, Aug.
p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, with Iji. $13-$15. mer known as Smoosh) performs at 8 p.m. with Vicious Rumors. Admission: $10. 18. Tickets: $39-$79.
• Mystic Braves — The alternative band per- Friday, Sept. 14. Tickets: $12-$15. • Michale Graves — The Ex-Misfits member • Neal McCoy — The iconic country music
forms at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, with the • Upon a Burning Body — The San Antonio performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, with star performs Thursday and Friday, Aug. 23-
Creation Factory. Tickets: $12-$15. metal band headlines their “Bill & Shred’s Argyle Goolsby, Roving Midnight (ex-Blitzkid) 24. Ticket: $39-$79.
• Mothers — The indie folk band performs at Excellent Tour-Venture” at 6 p.m. Friday, and Nim Vind.
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Ticket Collective Soul. Tickets: $59-$129.
• Emeril Legasse — The celebrity chef will
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present a cooking demonstration and dinner at
7 p.m. Oct. 6. Tickets start at $70 (includes
• John Mueller’s “Winter Dance Party” — The dinner).
live tribute concert recreating the performanc-
es of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and Big ‘Broadway in El Paso’ 2018-2019 —
Bopper is Sunday, Sept. 2. Tickets: $39-$69. Several packages available, including a 5-show
and a 6-show package. Individual tickets to be
Flickinger Center for Performing Arts announced. Information: 231-1111,
— 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. or on Facebook at
Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickinger- Broadway in El Paso. • Nov. 10-11: “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s
• Alamogordo Music Theater presents “Shrek The Sound of Music.” The musical story of
the Musical” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and Maria and the von Trapp family.
2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3-5, and Aug. 10-11. • Dec. 11-12: “Finding Neverland.” Based on
Tickets: $12. the Academy Award winning film, it tells the
• Tailgate 2018 annual outdoor concert series incredible story behind one of the world’s most
are at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 and 25, in the beloved characters: “Peter Pan.”
upper parking lot at the New Mexico Museum • Jan. 29-30, 2019: “Jersey Boys.” The 2006
of Space History, 3198 State Road 200l. Aug. Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning Best
11: “Remember Then” (songs from the ’50s Musical.
and ’60s). Aug. 25: “Bobcats” (jazz and blues). • Feb. 9, 2019: “Kinky Boots.” With songs by
Gates open 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Season spaces Grammy and Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi
for six shows available (often sellout early). Lauper.
Reservations at • March 9, 2019: “Evita.” Eva Peron’s story
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and unfolds in the Tony-winning Best Musical by
Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Age 21 and older Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
admitted. Tickets through or Add-on shows:
Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or • Dec. 29: “Christmas Wonderland” Holiday Spectacular. Santa and his merry helpers take
• War — The funk band performs at 8 p.m. audiences on a nostalgic journey of holiday
Friday, Aug. 24. Tickets: $29-$89. favorites like “White Christmas,” “Winter
• Justin Shandor’s Sock Hop — The Elvis Wonderland” and many more.
Tribute artist performs a dinner show at 6 p.m. • April 2-3, 2019: “Something Rotten.” Set in
Saturday, Aug. 25. Tickets: $55 (general 1595, a local soothsayer foretells that the
admission standing room only). future of theatre involves singing, dancing and
• 3 Doors Down — The rock band performs acting at the same time, so brother Nick and
at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, with special guest Nigel Bottom set out to write the world’s very
first musical.

All phone numbers listed are in Juaréz. Sunday, Aug. 10-12, featuring the Grill
Master Experience and music by Kinky.
Centro Cultural Paso del Norte - Av.
Admission: 160 pesos.
• Comic Con is Saturday and Sunday, Aug.
Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, across from the
Red Cross. Information: 1730300 (Facebook:
CCPasodelNorte). Advance show tickets at
25-26. Doors open at 2 p.m. Admission is
175 pesos (95 youth) daily or 230 (175) both
days. VIP passes available.
• The musical “Billy Elliot” is presented at 5
and 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26. Tickets: Centro de Convenciones Cuatro
575-1,200 pesos. Siglos - Cuatro Siglos Boulevard 8989 (at
• “El Matrimonio Perjudica Seriamente la Florida). Tickets at Juarez Ink
Salud: is presented at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Tattoo convention is Saturday and Sunday,
Thursday, Aug. 30. Tickets: 345-860 pesos. July 28-29. Doors open at 10 am.
Admission: 115 pesos.
Plaza De La Mexicanidad
(Monumental X Explanade) — Lienzo Charro Adolfo Lopez Mateos
Boulevard 4 Siglos and Plutarco Elias Calles. — Av. Del Charro at Henry Dunant. Tickets at
• The rock and electronic music event JRZ Adrenalina International
Music Fest is Friday and Saturday, July 27-28. Challenge, with barrel racing, bulls and live
Doors open at 3 p.m. Continuous entertain- music by Memphis, is at 5 p.m. Saturday, July
ment; for schedule to go to 28. Tickets: 120 pesos (25 for children).
or on Facebook ate JRZ Music Fest. Tickets:
$200 per day at
Teatro de INBA - Circuito Jose Reyes
Estrada, Zona Pronaf. Information: 616-7414,
Friday’s performers include Maldita Advance tickets at donbo-
Vecindad, Drowning Pool, Celso Piña, Titán “PJMasks” live children’s show is at
Cuca, Little Jesus, Beach Fossils, Surf Curse, La
12:30 and 3 p.m. Sunday, July 29. Tickets:
Banda Baston, Golden Ganga, Cocó Cecé,
150, 200 and 250 pesos.
Philipp Gorbachev, Flor Capistran, Niño Árbol,
Burghost and FancyNatra. El Atoron — Gral Jesús M. Ríos 5207.
Saturday’s performers are Infected Roberto Flores performs standup comedy at 9
Mushroom, Los Caligaris, Plastilina Mosh, p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2. Admission: 110
Belenova, Mi Banda el Mexicano, Fuel, María pesos. Tickets: 275 pesos.
Daniela y Sonido Lasser, Los Románticos de
Zacatecas, Los Victorios, Lng/SHT, Sotomayor, Gimnasio Municipal Josue Neri Santos
Apolo, Sonido Santanás, Mijo, Climbers, Eddie — Av. Mariscal at Maria Martinez, downtown.
Mercury and Andy Martín. AAA Lucha Libre, with featured bout Pagano
• La Beerbena festival is Friday through vs. El Migra, begins at 5:30 p.m. Sunday,
Aug. 19. Tickets: 85-835 pesos
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Renaissance Music Concert — The Orchestra led by conductor Brent Havens with
Sprezzatura trio performs Renaissance music a full rock and vocals by Brody Dolyniuk
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Judge
‘Encores & Overtures’ — El Paso Opera
Marquez Public Library, 610 N Yarbrough, and
and El Paso Ballet presents the annual event 6
2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Dorris van
p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at El Paso Country
Doren Public Library, 551 E Redd.
Club, 5000 Country Club Place, with cocktail
The trio uses historical instruments. Concerts
are open to musicians age 8 to 22 with at least hour, silent auction, dinner and live perform-
are accompanied with explanatory lectures by
one year of musical experience on an orches- Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society ances. Tickets: $125 ($1,250 table for ten).
UTEP faculty and professionals. Admission is
tral instrument. Call for audition appointment: — The society presents the Backyard Porch Information: 581-5534,
free. Information: 747-6630.
525-8978. Audition forms and requirements at Blues Band at its monthly concert series 7 p.m. or
OM/NI Competition Showcase — El Sunday, Aug. 19, at First Christian Church, Border Chorders — The El Paso men’s
Paso Society for Musicians of the Future hosts The El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras 1809 El Paseo in Las Cruces. The music begins barbershop and a cappella group rehearses at
the inaugural showcase for young composers at were founded in 2005 as an Educational after a short business meeting. Admission: $10 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays at University
3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at St. Mark’s Church, Program of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra. ($5 members; $1 students with ID). Coffee and Presbyterian Church, 244 N. Resler. Directed
5005 Love Road, as part of its Sounds of St. dessert reception precedes the concert at 6:30
El Paso Pro-Musica Summer Fest — El by John Eby. Singers in all male vocal ranges
Mark’s Series. OM/NI (Original Music/New p.m. in the foyer. Information: Larry Brooks,
Paso Pro-Music’s “Cello-bration” summer con- welcome. Information: Mitch Wilson 309-6954
Ideas) provides an opportunity to young com- (575) 640-8752 or
cert series is Aug. 19-23 featuring performanc- or
posers to share original classical music. Pat Dutton, band’s lead, has been playing
es by Artistic Director Zuill Bailey + 3 Cellos, The Border Chorders are the El Paso chapter
Admission is free to the public; donations wel- blues harmonica and singing the blues regionally
in a week of family concerts, special events, of the Barbershop Harmony Society and were
come. Information: 449-0619 or for more than 30 years. In the 1980s the
pop-ups and other events in El Paso and Las established in 1947. Prior choral singing experi-
The competition was launched nationally in HardKnocks blues band was a mainstay at El
Cruces. Information: 747-8163 or ence and voice lessons are not required.
September 2017 to composers in two cate- Patio bar in old Mesilla.
gories, the Junior Division (age 9-16) and Bailey will perform the National Anthem at Sungold Chorus — The El Paso Sungold
Emerging Composers (age 17-25), for solo 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, before the EPSO Gala — El Paso Symphony Orchestra’s Chorus of the Sweet Adelines rehearses four-
piano scores. Finalists will be published in an Chihuahuas game at Southwest University Park. 88th season celebration is Friday, Aug. 24, at part harmony 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays at All
OM/NI New Works Compilation. Family concert is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club Saints Church, 3500 McRae. All ladies interest-
22, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Place, with exclusive and private performance ed in making good friends and good music are
‘Tango for a Piano’ — Mexican pianist Admission: $5. of the Music of Queen. Cocktails at 6:30 p.m.; invited. All ages and levels of musical back-
Astrid Morales and cellist Jason Mooney pre- A free pop-up performance at Hillside Coffee dinner, music and dancing at 7 p.m. Attire is ground welcome. Information: 740-3216 or
mier their new masterpiece for cello and piano and Donut Shop is 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23. summer cocktail. Tickets: $150 ($1,500 table
by renowned tango composer Sonia Possetti at A free Bach’s Lunch “Encore” EPPM 100 is for 10); $185 around dance floor ($1,850 table The women’s chorus is dedicated to the per-
7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at the Rio Grande noon Thursday, Aug. 23, at El Paso Museum of for 10). Information: 532-3776 or formance of four-part barbershop harmony,
Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Art.
The Music of Queen — El Paso Symphony musical education, and community involvement.
Downtown Mall, as part of the Mexican An “Encore” event is 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug.
Orchestra presents Windbourne’s Music of The chorus is looking for new members to be
Cultural Series. Admission is free. Information: 23, with an intimate tour of El Paso Museum of
Queen 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Plaza a part of this long-standing organization that
(575) 541-2290 or Arts’ Kress Collection, a “CELLO-bration” with
Theatre, presented with a full orchestra. provides entertainment and education through-
El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras Zuill Bailey, food and wine from the West out the region. No prior musical background is
Tickets: $30, $45, $60 and $75 (Ticketmaster).
auditions — The El Paso Symphony will host Texas Chophouse, Wines from Wine Attitude necessary.
Information: 532-2776 or
membership auditions for EPSYOs’ 12th season and Desserts at Cafe Central. Tickets: $100.
The ultimate celebration of the legendary
Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18-19. Auditions rock band features El Paso Symphony

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Parks & Recreation Summer Concert Howling Coyote Open Mic — The open
— El Paso Parks and Recreation presents the mic event is 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Center
free outdoor music concert 7 to 10 p.m. for Spiritual Living, 575 N. Main, on Las Cruces
Friday, July 27, at San Jacinto Plaza Downtown, Downtown Main Street, following the monthly
featuring The Mixx. No alcohol or glass-bottled Downtown Arts Ramble. Doors open for jam
beverages permitted. Food vendors and activi- session at 6 p.m.; numbers drawn for perform-
ties for kids offered. Information, updates: 212- ance order at 6:30 p.m. The community event
‘Viva Big Bend’ Music Festival — Texas • Country singer Valerie Ponzio returns to her
hometown to perform at 8 p.m. Friday, July 0092 or is on the first Friday of the month. Free admis-
Music Magazine hosts the 6th annual music fes-
27. sion to participants and audience. Information:
tival and conference Thursday through Sunday, Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino —
July 26-29, in Marfa, Alpine, Fort Davis and • Gen X Summer Tour is 5 p.m. Saturday, 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive),
Aug. 25, with Buckcherry, P.O.D., Lit and The “Howling Coyote,” now in its 13th year,
Marathon. More than 50 music acts from Sunland Park, N.M. No cover. Information:
Alien Ant Farm. All ages event. is open to acoustic musicians, poets, story-
across the country, representing a variety of (575) 874-5200 or
tellers, and singer/songwriters for material that
styles including alternative, Americana, folk, ment.
Alfresco! Fridays — The 16th season of is family friendly. Performances should be 5 to
Latin, pop and rock, will be showcased in sev- Free live music is 9 to 11 p.m. Fridays, featur-
free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. 10 minutes long. Evening limited to 15 per-
eral venues. Information on Facebook at Viva ing Latin and regional music; and Saturdays fea-
Fridays, through Aug. 24, at Convention formers.
Big Bend. turing rock and pop variety. Mariachi music is 5
Center Plaza. Presented by and
Tickets: $48 ($103 VIP) available in advance at
sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union. p.m. Sundays. La Parada — The monthly grassroots event Tickets limited; price may Noche de Sonora is 9 p.m. to a.m. Friday, celebrating local culture and lifestyles is 8 p.m.
No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed.
increase after original tickets sell out. Aug. 17, featuring border bands Mi Barrio to 2 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at San Carlos Building,
Information: 534-0600, or
Colombiano, La Imperial Sonora, and La 501 Texas. Art market open all night. Cover:
Speaking Rock Entertainment Center on Facebook.
• July 27: Ooh La La (classic disco) Skandalosa Sonora Xtrema. $5 ($10 under 21). Information: 351-6023 or
— 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Age 18 and older wel-
• Aug. 3: Sangre Gitana (rumba, flamenco) Tribute bands: on Facebook at laparadaep.
come. Mariachi music featured 1 to 5 p.m.
• Aug. 10: Fungi Mungle (70s funk, rock) • Saturday, July 28: Wanted (Bon Jovi Tribute). This month’s event features the sounds of by
Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Check
• Aug. 17: Sha-vonne (pop, R&B, rock) • Saturday, Aug. 11: Strange Days (The Doors of Meganoke x GOLDNGLK,Dizz Brew, the
website for schedule of tribute bands.
• Aug. 24: Radio La Chusma (Latin reggae). Tribute). Swell Kids, Orange Anima and Michael
Admission is usually free. Information: 860-
• Friday, Aug. 31, Las Musas (Alejandra Djphame Rhodes, with live art by Woar2.
7777, or on Facebook.
Guzman and Gloria Trevi Tribute).
‘A Night In The 40’s’ — Paso Del Norte
Tailgate 2018 — The annual outdoor con- Big Band, a 17-piece group, hosts 1940s style
Dedicated to the health of all El Paso cert series in Alamogordo, N.M., raises funds dancing and music 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday,
for the Flickinger Center. Concerts begin at 8 Aug. 12, at the Woman’s Club of El Paso, 1400
p.m. on various Saturdays through Aug. 25, in N. Mesa. All ages welcome; BYOB, food and
4026 N . M ES A B-1 the upper parking lot at the New Mexico snacks. Door prizes and raffle offered; partici-
915.356.4 572 Museum of Space History, 3198 State Road pants are encouraged to wear 1940’s theme
200l. Patrons should bring their own food, lawn attire. Admission: $15. Information: 532-2043,
Come see us for help with ... chair and beverages. Gates open 6:45 to 7:45 203-7292, or on
p.m. Season spaces for six shows available Facebook at PDNbigband.
(often sellout early). Information: (575) 437-
Sleep Happiness
Anxiety Wellness
2202. Online reservations at
Divided Heaven — The LA rock band per-
forms 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Art
Obscura Gallery, 3206 Harrelson, in Las
Depression Pain
Single event tickets available for $45 per vehi-
Cruces, with local opening acts Curio Klatch
Focus & More
cle. Walk up tickets are $10 ($15 couples).
and The Southwest Orchestra. Information:
• July 28: Hard Road Trio (roots and blue-
(575) 494-7256.
• Aug. 11: Remember Then (’50s and ’60s) The Dry River — 9910 Montana.
• Aug. 25: Bobcats (jazz and blues). Performances begin at 9 p.m., unless otherwise
listed. Arrive early for food and drinks before
Music in the Park — The Las Cruces sum-
the show. Admission is free to all listed live
mer concert series is 7 p.m. Sundays through
music events. Information: 892-2146, thedryriv-
Aug. 26 at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada, unless or on Facebook.
otherwise listed. No pets allowed. Schedule
• Saturday, July 28: Sorry About Your Sister.
subject to change; no performance July 2.
• Friday, Aug. 3: Texas musician Sam Barlow.
Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2550
• Thursday, Sept. 6: John Glenn Experiment.
• July 29: Latin Funktion Project (Latin jazz,
funk, rock and Ray Anthony & Powerslyde Also
(jazz, funk, rock).
• Aug. 5: Remember Then … A Class Act Zin Valle Free Music Sundays — Zin
(oldies) and Soul Shine (rock, folk, soul, coun- Valle vineyard, 7315 Hwy 28 in Canutillo (3/4
try). mile north of FM 259), hosts free live music 1
• Aug. 12: Tequila Nights (variety) and Johnny to 4 p.m. on selected Sundays. Guests may also
Hernandez Band (variety). enjoy wine tastings. Bring a picnic. Information:

Surreal Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden • Aug. 19: Reviva (original ska, reggae, world
music) and Bubba Kush Band (classic rock).
877-4544 or
• July 29: Perfect on Paper
• Aug. 5: April Ticket
• Aug. 26: C. J. Chenier & the Red Hot
Louisiana Band (zydeco) and Joseph General • Aug. 19: James Springer
• Sept. 2: Dusty Low
Trip Advisor comments:
Band (reggae).
Ho Baron's imagination is fertile and joyous … his State Line Music Series — El Pasoans Echoes in the Park — Drumming
Fighting Hunger and State Line Restaurant, Enthusiasts of El Paso (DEEP) hosts the open
drumming circle, now in its 11th year, 7 p.m.
pieces take your mind on a trip … offbeat, strange
1222 Sunland Park Drive presents the Rudolph
and fantastical stuff … one of the coolest, most unusual Chevrolet-Honda-Mazda-VW outdoor concert Saturdays through Oct. 13 at Upper Tom Lea
series 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays. Admission is Park on Rim Road. Bring your own percussion.
Experienced musicians of acoustic instruments
art destinations we've visited all year … more
free; age 21 and older welcome. All customers
magnificent than I imagined … great artist in El Paso. asked to bring non-perishable food donation or welcome. Participation is free. Information:
monetary donation for El Pasoans Fighting 491-3476 or on Facebook.

2830 Aurora @ Piedras in Central El Paso Hunger. Information: 581-3371, Thursday Night Jams — The Rio Grande or on Facebook at The Theatre, 211 N. Main Street in Las Cruces,
Gallery open Saturdays noon-5 pm or by appointment State Line Bar-B-Q. presents live music at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays,
• Aug. 1: Special guest TBA showcasing all varieties of music. Doors open at
• Aug. 8: Jake Worthington 6:30 p.m. Admission: $5 (cash only)
915-562-7820 or • Aug. 15: Cameran Nelson
• Aug. 22: To be announced.
Sculpture Garden visible from Piedras at all hours Please see Page 17

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‘A Hero’s Journey Through Dance’ — Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial.
The performance featuring a collaboration of Admission: $8. Information: 545-7190.
the students from the NMSU Dance Program’s
Contra Dance — The Southern New
summer camp, NMSU dancers, graduates and
Mexico Music and Dance Society’s contra
alumni is 6 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at NMSU’s
dance is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at
Rentfrow Hall in Las Cruces. General admis-
Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de
sion: $10 ($5 age 12 and younger). Information:
Santiago in Las Cruces. Music by the Little
(575) 646-4067.
Table Contraband of Las Cruces. Caller is
Club Contra Dance — Nana Lopez and Lonnie Ludeman. The dance begins with begin-
friends host the dance to recorded pop music 7 ners’ lessons at 7:30 p.m.; no partner or expe-
to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Casa Vida rience needed. Cost: $6 ($4 youth; $15 family).
Auditorium, 3501 Hueco (Grama and Copia). Information: (575) 522-1691 or
No experience or partner required. Cost: $5.
‘A Night in Spain’ — The two-act show
Information: (512) 970-4919.
featuring highlights from two renowned ballets
Seniors’ Saturday Night Dance — Las set in Spain, “Don Quixote” and “Carmen,” is
Cruces Senior Programs host monthly dances 5 6 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18-
to 7 p.m. the first Saturday of the month at the 19, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San
Munson Center, 975 S. Mesquite. Upcoming Marcial. Other dance styles presented in this
dances are Aug. 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3 showcase include jazz, contemporary, lyrical,
and Dec. 1. Admission: $3; tickets available 8 tap, partnering, folklorico, and flamenco.
a.m. to 5 p.m. Munson Center the week Admission is free. Information: 727-3168.
before the dance. Information: (575) 528-3000
Champion Studio — The studio presents
its annual “Folklórico Summer Fiesta” at 6 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Chamizal National
USA Dance — USA Dance Las Cruces NM Memorial Theatre, 800 S. San Marcial, with
Chapter #5058, hosts an afternoon dance 2:45 young dancers performing to regional music
to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at Mesilla from various states in Mexico under the direc-
Community Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago in tion of Luz Happy. Admission is free.
Las Cruces, with 2-step, waltz, cha cha, salsa, Information: 532-7273.
tango, swing, hustle, cumbia and more. Free
Nutcracker auditions — El Paso Ballet
dance lesson 2 to 2:45 p.m. Admission: $10 ($5
Theatre, 1060 Doniphan Park Circle, Suite H,
members). Information: Jerry at (575) 639-
will hold auditions for the 10th anniversary per-
3993 or, or on
formance of the Nutcracker Saturday, Sept. 1.
Facebook at USADanceLasCruces.
Open to ages 7 and older; auditions will be
‘Viajando Por Mexico’ — The “tour of held by age group. Audition cost: $10. Call
Mexico” through song and dance is 6:30 p.m. 760-6062 or email dance@elpasoballetthe-
Friday, Aug. 10, at Chamizal National for audition times and clothing

Music Park, hosts live music at 7:30 p.m. every Friday
and Saturday. Information: (575) 589-0653.
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Fandango at Carambola Community
Information: (575) 541-2290, riograndethe- Music — The monthly gathering is 6 to 9 p.m.
East El Paso (915) 267-2020 West El Paso or on Facebook. the first Thursday of the month at Carambola 1400 Common Dr. 150 S. Resler
Community Music, 200 N. Ochoa. Guests are

Amazing Summer LASIK Special!
Truth or Consequences Brewing Co. welcome to bring instruments, voices, dancing
— 410 N. Broadway. The venue host live

Buy one,
feet and a friend. Instruments and dancing
music acts most weekends. Shows begin at 7
shoes for folks to try. A zapateado lesson with
p.m., unless listed otherwise. No cover.
Jazmin Cancio Lucio is 7 p.m. Information:
Information: (575) 297-0289,, or on

get one
(773) 613-9303 or
• Saturday, Aug. 4: Southern Blend Band

(country), 7:30 p.m. Open Mic Night — The Pizza Joint, 7000
• Sunday, Aug. 5: Paper Moon Shiners (vintage Westwind, hosts open mic events 8 p.m. to
styles) midnight the last Saturday of the month, with

• Thursday, Aug. 9: Clay Parker and Jodi music, comedy and poetry. Participation is free;
James (folk) pizza and beer available for purchase. All ages

• Friday, Aug. 10: Reverb Roadkill (psychedel- welcome. Information: 307-7599, the-pizza-
ic sci-fi cowpunk) or on Facebook at ThePizzaJoint.
• Saturday, Aug. 11: Guitar Slim with special
guest Pat Dutton (blues).
Sunset Soundtracks — El Cosmico vintage
trailer lodge, 802 S. Highland in Marfa, Texas,
• Thursday, Aug. 16: Jen Exten (neo-folk).
Bring a friend and get two
presents free live music events on selected
• Saturday, Aug. 18: Mackie Redd and The
evenings. Events begin at 9 p.m. Information:
VIP LASIK procedures
Band (country, bluegrass), 7:30 p.m.
(432) 729-1950 or
Music on the Lawn — The Fountains at • Saturday, July 28: Pearl Charles. for the price of one!
Farah Promenade Amphitheater, 8889 • Friday, Aug. 17: Mountebank
Gateway West, hosts free music events at sun- Must schedule your
Friday at The Fireplace — Fort Bliss’s
down Saturdays, during the summer months.
Information, schedule: 225-3600, fountainsat- Freedom Crossing hosts free live music featur-
The Southwest Eye Institute is the area's largest & most comprehensive or on Facebook. ing local performers 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays
ophthalmology group. With offices in both the West & East sides of El Paso,
at the outdoor fireplace followed by DJ music.
Ardovino’s Live Music — Ardovino’s
Information: 564-5311 or freedomcrossingat-
Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Dr. in Sunland we provide medical and surgical eye care for the entire family.  

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Fort Bayard's 151st Birthday
Saturday, August 18
9:00 am: Flag Ceremony
9:15 am: Museum Opens El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA ‘Mudd For Matches’ — Big Brothers Big
9:30 am: Walking Tour baseball team plays home games at Southwest Sisters Mountain Region hosts its 9th annual
Begins, Old Fashioned University Park on Santa Fe Street in mud volleyball fundraiser 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Games Downtown El Paso. Tickets: $11-$30. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Grapevine Event Plaza
10:45 am: Presentation on Information: 533-BASE or and Picacho Peak Brewery, 3900 W. Picacho, in

“Ranchers and the Feeding
Regular game time is 6:35 p.m. weeknights; Las Cruces. Teams of 8 to 12 participants com-
7:05 Friday and Saturday and 6:05 p.m. Sunday. pete. Team registration: $500 (deadline is Aug.
of Fort Bayard” by Mr. Deily • Aug. 1-3: New Orleans Baby Cakes. Beach 27); spectator admission is free. Information:
Crumbly towel giveaway Wednesday. (575) 449-4748. Forms online at
11:30 am: Birthday Cake • Aug. 4-7: Round Rock Express
and Ice Cream • Aug. 16-19: Las Vegas 51s. Bark at the Park
College sports
6:00 pm: New Deal
bring your dog day Sunday.
• Aug. 21-23: Albuquerque Isotopes. Game UTEP Women’s Soccer — Home games
Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark Theater — Doors Open time is 6:35 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.. are at UTEP’s University Field. Ticket informa-
U.S. Hwy 180 (6 miles east of Silver City) 6:30 pm: Dinner Served • Aug. 31-Sept. 3: Tacoma Rainiers. Game tion: 747-6150 or
Followed by Presentation
Fort Bayard Museum and Tours offered Saturdays time is 1:05 p.m. Monday. • Aug. 17: Lubbock Christian, 7 p.m.
at 9:30 a.m. Museum open 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m Saturday, • Aug. 24: Idaho State,7 p.m.
Other hours available to groups by appointment. “The West: Singing Its NPC Sun City Regional National
• Aug. 26: UTRGV, 1 p.m.
For information or Story” by Ralph Estes Qualifier — The bodybuilding competition is
• Aug. 31: Grand Canyon, 7 p.m.
dinner reservations, Sponsored by the
Saturday, Aug. 11, at UTEP’ Magoffin
• Sept. 2: Northern Illinois, 6 p.m.
please call New Mexico Humanities
Auditorium. Pre-judging begins at 9:30 a.m.,
UTEP Volleyball — Exhibition game against
(575) 956-3294
finals at 6 p.m. Tickets: $20 for preliminaries,
Council Speaker’s Series
Cost: $15
$30-$40 for finals (Ticketmaster). Universidad Regional del Norte is 1 p.m.
(575) 388-4862 Saturday, Aug. 18, at Memorial Gym. Ticket
Borderland Roller Derby — A double-
Hosted by Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society header is 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, El Paso
information: 747-6150 or
Home games:
County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E.
Paisano, featuring with Viudas Negra vs. Chulas UTEP Football — The Miners open their
and Diablas vs. Sexies. Tickets: $10; ($7 with season hosting the Lumberjacks of Northern
military ID; $1 for ages 10 and younger; or $8 Arizona at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at Sun
each for pack of six) at Bowl Stadium. Information: 544-5234 or
LiveFit EP Fitness Festival — The 4th NMSU Aggies Football — The Aggies
annual event, including the Atomic Desert open their 2018 season hosting the University
Games crossfit-style competition, is all day of Wyoming Cowboys at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug.
Saturday, Aug. 18, at El Paso Convention 25, at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces.
Center. Fitness competitions include karate, jiu Season tickets: $60-$150 Single game tickets:
jitsu, bodybuilding, powerlifting and more, $10-$30; $12-$30 UNM game (Ticketmaster).
along with about several booths. Information: Information: (575) 646-1420 or
306-3383 or
Spectator tickets for the Desert Games are
$12.50; free for 10 and younger. Information: Bicycling
The NPC El Paso SX Championships include Tour de Tolerance — The 13th annual
several categories for men and women, with “Riding to Remember” bicycling event, benefit-
pre-judging beginning at 8:30 a.m. and finals at ing the El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study
6:30 p.m. Information: Center, is Sunday, Aug. 26, at Santa Teresa
Martial Arts include the 15th Annual Battle of High School, 100 Airport Road (at McNutt).
the Champions karate open to all levels and This year’s ride will be a 50K (31 miles) at 7
ages, and Desert Jiu Jitsu Championships. a.m. with a 5K run/walk at 7:05 a.m. The route
will go north through the Upper Valley to NM
El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame — The 28 and NM 404 and loop back. Information:
31st annual Induction and Awards Banquet is at 351-0048, ext. 24,
5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at Wyndham El Paso or on Facebook.
Airport, 2027 Airway. Inductees are Carlos Registration: $35 bike; $25 ($20 student) 5K
Licon, George Arrieta, Dr. Wayne Aboud, through Aug. 10. Ten percent discount for mili-
Bryan Tambone and Larry Vucan. Tickets: $30. tary, museum members and groups of 15 or
Information: 494-7710 or elpasobaseballhallof- more. Packet pickup is Saturday, Aug. 25, at the museum, 715 N. Oregon..
A Golf Tournament is 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug.
18, at Fort Bliss Underwood Golf Course. Signal Peak Challenge — The mountain
Three-person scramble. Cost: $100 per player. biking event, “Signal Peak: The Next
Information: Leo Caraveo, 328-7821 or Generation,” is 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, in Silver City, N.M. Simple lunch follows for all
racers. Registration (by Aug. 29): $60 ($30
All American Futurity — The running of under 18). Information: (575) 654-3966 or sig-
the 60th All American Futurity is Labor Day,
Monday, Sept. 3, which marks the end of the
racing season at Ruidoso Downs. Various El Paso Bicycle Club — All rides are free
events and other special races will be offered and open to the public; helmets required.
Aug. 31-Sept. 3. Information: Ride
The track and casino is off U.S. 70 in Ruidoso schedule at
Downs, N.M. Regular post time is 1 p.m. Repeat riders are encouraged to become a
Fridays through Sundays. Information: (575) member of the club; dues are $18 a year or
378-4431 or $25 per family ($30/$40 for two years). Join at
Aug. 17-19: All American QH Futurity and
Derby Trials Please see Page 19
El Paso Scene
Page 18 August 2018
Sports Manager’s meeting is Sept. 10; games begin
week of Sept. 17. Nights of play are 5:45 to 10
Cont’d from Page 18
p.m. Monday through Friday, depending on
division. Greater El Paso Tennis Association —
Wednesday night rides, a tradition for over 20 Information on upcoming leagues and tourna-
years, are leaderless rides of 18-22 miles. The ments at or Facebook
favorite route is a 20-mile loop to Gadsden at GEPTA. Information: 532-5524. Tournament
H.S. Most riders begin about 5:45-6 p.m. leav- registration (enter ID#).
ing from Rio Plaza, 6205 Upper Valley Rd (at The $20,000.00 El Paso Adult and Senior
Artcraft). Park on dirt shoulder across from Open is Aug. 14-19, at El Paso Tennis Club.
shopping center. Level 2 event. Deadline to register is Aug. 9; ID
Optional dinner afterward at Hello Pizza, #750007318. Information: Jerry Pippins, 241-
1071 Country Club Rd. 8689 or
EP Cyclists — The bicycle group offers rides
for all levels. Weekend rides offer options of Motor sports
various paces and distances. Starting times and
Southern New Mexico Speedway — 11
locations are posted at
miles west of Las Cruces exit 132, off I-10.
For more information: Manny Valadez, 861-
Take south frontage road to Southern New
2311 or
Mexico Fairgrounds. Gates open at 5 p.m.; rac-
Ride Your Bicycle El Paso — Chuck’s ing at 7:45 p.m. Regular season runs through
Bicycle Repair, 2625 Missouri, hosts Tuesday late October. General admission: $12; free for
night rides at 7 p.m. Lights and helmets age 10 and younger; $30 family pack; $35 pit
required. Information: 791-2006, passes. Information: (575) 524-7913, snm- or Facebook. or on Facebook.
Practice is 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday. Gates open
at 5 p.m. Pit passes: $25. .
Arroyo Seco Raceway — The Southern
Guys and Dolls Golf Tournament — New Mexico track is located off Hwy 549, off
The mixed couples golf tournament is Saturday I-10 at the Akela exit, with drag racing, motor-
and Sunday, Aug. 25-26 at Cree Meadows cycle racing, sportscar testing and more. Call
Country Club in Ruidoso, N.M. Information: for ticket prices and times. Information: (575)
(575) 257-1032, or play- 494-4794 or ASMA Track Days are Aug. 4-5, and Sept. 1
Golf classes — Classes for both youth and and 8.
adults are taught Saturdays by PGA golf profes-
sional Mike Smith at Ascarate Golf Course, Running events
6900 Delta. Adult class is 11 a.m. to noon and
Junior classes are noon to 1 p.m. Payment BD Carefusion 5K — The 5K is 7 a.m.
deadline is first day of each class. Information: Saturday, Aug. 4, at BD Carefusion, 1550
771-2380. Northwestern. Information: raceadventuresun-
Recreational sports Socorro (NM) Chile Harvest Triathlon
— The USAT-sanctioned 400M swim/20K
Catfish Classic Tournament — El Paso bike/5K run begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug.
County Parks & Recreation and Ascarate 4, at the Socorro (N.M.) City Pool. Packet
Fishing Club hosts its inaugural County Catfish pickup is 6 a.m. on race day at the race site.
Classic 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 28, at Registration is $80 ($50 age 23 and younger);
Ascarate Lake, 6900 Delta. This adult fishing $125 for relay ($90 junior teams). Additional
catch-and-release tournament (open to ages 18 $15 for non USAT members. Registration
and older) is the first of its kind for the deadline is noon Aug. 1. No race day registra-
Ascarate Fishing Club, who typically only pro- tion available. Information: (575) 835-8927 or
duces kids fishing events. Proceeds benefit the
club. All anglers are required to have a fishing Youth Race for ages 7-16 is 6 p.m. Friday,
license issued by the State of Texas. Aug. 3. Course length varies with age groups.
Advance registration open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: $30 ($15 Socorro County youth) through
Monday through Friday through July 27, at El Aug. 3; $30 ($15 Socorro county youth).
Paso County Parks & Recreation administrative
office in Ascarate Park. Fee collected the day of Race for the Future — The 5K run and 1-
the event: $20 with advance registration; $25 mile walk benefiting Community Partners of El
day of event registration. Parking fee is $2 cash Paso, Inc. and IREM El Paso, is 7:30 to 10:30
only. Information: 771-2380 or epcounty- a.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at Up & Running, 3233 N. Mesa. Part of the More Than a Marathon
First 200 participants receive a welcome bag series. Registration: $25 through Aug. 3; $30
from Cabela’s. All participants entered into a Aug. 4-5. Information: 760-4533, Ext. 108; reg-
raffle. Shelter rentals available starting at $50 istration at
for the day. Packet pick up is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday,
Aug. 4, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, and
Adult Sand Volleyball League — City of 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. on race day at the start line.
Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department
Children’s Grief Center Memory Walk
will host Fall Adult Sand Volleyball League reg-
- The 5K run, 5k fun run/walk and 1-mile family
istration 12:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 6-9, at
fun walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Album
Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E.
Park, 3001 Parkwood. First 300 registrants
Hadley. Spots available on a first-come, first-
receive t-shirts; refreshments at finish line.
served basis for the co-ed league. Participants
Registration: $25 ($30 after Aug. 1).
must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
Information: 532-6004 or raceadventuresun-
Fee: $250 per team, 50 percent due at the
time of registration and the balance due at the
Packet pick up is noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug.
manager’s meeting. Information: (575) 541-
2563 or
Please see Page 20

August 2018 El Paso Scene Page 19
Sports The 8-mile course is all on trail and old rail-
road bed. There will be two aid stations along
Cont’d from Page 19
the way with fruit and water. The Kid’s Dash
will be a series of laps around the paved park-
10, at Up and Running, 1472 George Dieter, ing area of the Trestle Recreation area.
and on 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the start
St. Raphael’s 5K — The 4th annual 5K run
and 1-mile walk is 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at
Album Park, 10259 Album, for all ages.
Cobblestone Wacky Triathlon — The Information:
“triathlon for the non-athletic” is Saturday,
Aug. 11, at Elephant Butte Lake State Park,
Danny Ray Sanchez Memorial Run —
with a five Wacky Task Obstacle Course at
The 5th annual 5K run and 1-mile fun walk
8:30 a.m. preceded by an “unhealthy” break-
benefiting the Danny Ray Sanchez Memorial
fast. Tasks include hitting water with a water
Fund is 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at Montwood
balloon, and more to be announced. Course
High School, 12000 Montwood.
follows with an “anything that floats” across the
cove (1 to 2 person) event. Registration: (575)
Eagle in the Sun Triathlon — El Paso’s
only USA Triathlon-sanctioned multi-sport
Forrest Leamon Memorial Run — The race, with a 400m swim, 12-mile bike ride, and
10K and 5K run, 1-mile walk and kids fun run
5K run, is 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, at SISD
for age 10 and younger benefiting the Survivors
Aquatic Center and Student Activity Complex,
Benefit Fund of the DEA are 7:30 a.m. Sunday,
1257 Southview Court. Participants may race
Aug. 12, at Braden Aboud Memorial Park,
as an individual or as part of a relay team.
4325 Riverbend. Registration: $25 through Aug.
Registration: $110 individual; $60 per person
10 ($15 kids fun run, age 10 and younger); $30
for 2-person relay; $55 per person for 3-per-
Aug. 11 ($20 kids run). No race day registra-
son relay; $100 for aquabike (swim-bike).
tion. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663.
Registration at
Packet pick up is noon to 4 p.m. Saturday,
Aug. 11, at Up and Running 3233 N. Mesa, ‘Dragons & Skulls’ Skull Run 5K —
and 6 to 7:15 a.m. on race day at the start line. Fantasy and Fear Race Tour between an army
of undead dragons, zombies, and fire-folk, and
HomeRun for the Homeless — Edward’s the Star Gazers of the Planet Aleuria begins at
Homes/ERA Sellers, Buyers and Associates host 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. Location to be
the 5th annual 5K and Kids Dash benefiting El announced. Registration and check-in begins at
Paso’s Opportunity Center for the Homeless at 5 p.m. Register as an Undead or StarGazer:
8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Clock Tower $30 per person; register at
at Southwest University Park on Durango “Undead” racers receive sugar skull kit and
Street, rain or shine. Cost: $25 per event; $15 “StarGazer” racers receive Diamond Face Kit.
Kids Dash; $30 race day ($20 Kids Dash). Information: or on
Registration at Facebook.
Packet pick up is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday The Dragons & Skulls is a global fantasy run
and Friday, Aug. 16-17, at Up and Running, series, in a lifelike enchanted forest setting with
3233 N. Mesa, Suite 205, and 7 to 7:45 a.m. on 4D video walls and cosplaying. Race ends with
race day at the start line. a post-race party.
McKelligon Canyon Challenge — El Paso
Trailblazer 5K — The 5K run and 1-mile on the Move’s 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun walk
walk benefiting Spinal Cord Injury Foundation’s is 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at McKelligon
Gridiron Heroes is 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at Canyon Amphitheater. Proceeds benefit El
Americas High School, 12101 Pellicano. Paso community gardens and activities that
Registration: $20 per event ($25 on race day). promote health. Registration: $30 through
Information: Mike Coulter at Sept. 12; $25 military and team; $20 ages 12 or racedaventure- and younger. Late and race day registration: $35 (no race day registration for teams). Teams
Packet pick-up is 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, encouraged to give their team a “healthy”
at the school; race day pick up and registration name. Information: Irish Pugao, (909) 528-
is 7 to 7:45 a.m. at the start line. 0394. Registration:
Fiesta de La Luz 5K — The 5K benefiting
the upcoming Our Lady of the Light Church Packet pickup is 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday,
Fiesta is 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, starting and Sept. 13, at Central SDA Church, 1801
ending at Presidio Park in La Luz, N.M. McRae.
Registration starts at 7 a.m. Registration: $25. Running clubs: • Run El Paso has training runs every day of the
The Our Lady of the Light Church Fiesta is week from Kern Place to the Upper Valley.
Sept. 7-8. Information:
• Coffee Posse Run Club is based on the East
Trails & Rails Run — The 8-mile run, 5K Side. Information:
and 1 mile kids dash is Saturday, Aug. 25, at • Race El Paso offers coaching programs and
the Trestle Recreation Area (near intersection training groups. Information:
of Hwy 84 and 130), near Cloudcroft, N.M. Hash clubs combine trail running with social
The 8-mile run begins at 8:30 a.m. with 5K at (i.e. beer-drinking) activities. Runs are marked
8:40 a.m. and kids dash at 8 a.m. Registration: with chalk, and are open to runners of all lev-
$30 ($10 kids dash). Night before or race day els. Clubs have modest dues, and first run is
registration is $35. Proceeds benefit Cloudcroft free to newcomers.
student athletes. Information: Cindy Preslar • The Border Jumper Hash House Harriers
(575) 430-7634; Amy Collins, (575) 202-2343 meet at various locations. Information:
or on Facebook at “Cloudcroft Runners.”
Registration at • The El Paso Hash House Harriers have one
Packet pick up is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, or more runs a week. Information: 252-5646.
and 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the Trestle Meet-up spots listed at
Recreation area.

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Boom in Downtown Rooms
of new plus
historic hotels
expected to
nearly triple
Hotel Indigo Plaza Hotel


Story by
Lisa Kay Tate
Aloft Hotel Hotel Paso del Norte

Hotel growth spurred by downtown progress Extreme makeovers part of hotel renaissance
O E Plaza Hotel, Stanton House
ver the past 25 years, Downtown El “Once the others are completed, we should l Paso’s downtown hotel renaissance
Paso has enjoyed a rebirth that began have 1,200 modern hotel rooms.” has several facets. Those include the
with the new El Paso Museum of Art, He said this number doesn’t include the renovation of several of the city’s The 88-year-old art deco design Plaza
Convention Center renovations and the hotel or historic rooms of the Garner, most historic hotels, such as the Paso del Hotel, which stood vacant for several
restoration of the Plaza Theatre, then con- which maintains both historic rooms with Norte and Plaza Hotel, as well as years, is undergoing a $78-million
tinued with the new Cleveland Square with modern upgrades and hostel spaces. This makeovers and upgrades of other long- restoration effort led by local business-
the Museum of History and expanded revival of historic hotel spaces comes at a time hotels that are now part of some of man Paul Foster. Plans are to bring the
Main Library. Iin just the last few years perfect time, with the return of the street- the best-known upscale hotel networks. look and design of the 1930s back into
downtown’s improvements have accelerat- cars to Downtown’s streets later this year. the interior of the hotel, which is famed
ed with the addition of a baseball stadium “There’s a lot of activity right now,” he Hotel Paso del Norte for being one of the first hotels built by
and the redesigned San Jacinto Plaza and said. “We’re really moving forward.” Conrad Hilton. Hilton completed his
coming soon, the El Paso Streetcars. In particular, Gudenrath said, restoration Two more historic hotels will once skyscraper designed by Trost & Trost in
Alongside all these improvements and of the hotels is really a “transformative again be landmark accommodations for 1930, on the site where the Sheldon
additions has come a downtown hotel ren- aspect to Downtown for several reasons. Downtown with Hotel Paso del Norte Hotel burned down one year earlier. At
aissance, with historic hotels undergoing “It’s bringing a lot of old buildings back possibly opening at the end of this year, the time it was built, it was the city’s
major renovations and additions of upscale to life in Downtown. It’s also bringing and the Plaza Hotel potentially opening tallest building.
accommodations that make Downtown a people into the Downtown area to enjoy it, in the spring of 2019. Plans call for multiple uses of the his-
place not only to visit for a few hours but and that’s changing the Downtown popula- The Henry Trost-designed Paso del toric building, including a “boutique
to stay for a few days and nights. tion. Norte opened in 1912. The hotel’s hotel.” The restoration will include turn-
Chain hotels such as Holiday Inn Express “The presence of hotels helps to bring rooftop was a popular place to watch ing the hotel’s 17th floor penthouse
and Double Tree have become visible parts people out and about in the evening. When fighting during the Mexican Revolution. suite, occupied for a brief time in 1950
of the skyline replacing formerly run-down people are staying and visiting a city, they Past guests have included former presi- by Elizabeth Taylor when she was mar-
hotel buildings, and upscale hotels such as don’t just want to hang out in their hotel dents, plus countless well-known actors, ried to Conrad “Nicky” Hilton Jr., into a
Hotel Indigo and Aloft Hotels can be room all night. They want to get out and singers and musicians. terrace area.
found right around the main plaza area. A see the city around it. They want to see a The hotel, most recently owned by Another “boutique hotel” — typically
new Marriott Courtyard should be joining ballgame or concert, eat at a local restau- Camino Real Hotels out of Mexico, was defined as an urban, upscale hotel with
the group this month. rant, or they want to see what is going on bought by a real estate development 10 to 100 rooms — is the Stanton House
In addition, the historic Plaza Hotel and in the plaza.” company out of Florida last October. at 209 N. Stanton, in the former Rogers
Paso del Norte, will soon welcome guests The hotel is undergoing a $70 million Furniture building. The 42-room inde-
once more, joining Downtown’s historic Downtown’s growing appeal renovation and will be part of Marriott’s pendently owned hotel is scheduled to
Gardner Hotel as a means of attracting his- Autograph Collection. Once completed, open within the next few months, and
Gudenrath noted that hotel guests are it will join the collection’s 135 luxury
tory-loving visitors to the area, and there will include a bar, restaurant and spa.
just one part of the growing mix of down- “landmark” hotels worldwide.
are plans to see the historic Gateway Hotel
return to life.
town patrons, which includes people who
live and work downtown, families attend-
Elements of the renovated hotel
include restoration of its 10th floor
Gardner Hotel & Hostel
Hotel accommodations will nearly triple
ing baseball games or festivals, and cou- rooftop, with a ballroom, expanded ter- Stephanie Nebhan is the fourth genera-
once all the new hotels are in place, said
ples out on a date for a show or to visit a race and pool lounge. The Dome Bar, tion in her family to run the Gardner
Joe Gudenrath, Executive Director of El
museum. More and more people see including its Tiffany-style stained glass Hotel and Hostel, which has been in
Paso’s Downtown Management District.
Downtown El Paso as multi-site destina- dome ceiling, will also be restored.
“Before the Aloft opened last month, we
had about 430 rooms Downtown,” he said. Please see Page 22 Please see Page 22

August 2018 El Paso Scene Page 21
Makeovers a night at the Gardner. feel of the 1920s intact. makeover by local hotelier Jim Scherr. It
One major reason for its appeal is its Nebhan said the location for the Gardner became El Paso’s first Doubletree Hotel.
Cont’d from Page 21 feeling of traveling back in time to the is also appealing, as the building it occu- Scherr later purchased land next to the
early part of the 20th century. pies is one of the only buildings in town Doubletree to build the 9-story $18-million
service ever since 1922, making it El
“People come here for the experience,” with every space occupied by active busi- Marriott Urban Courtyard, which is now
Paso’s oldest continually operating hotel.
Nebhan said. “We have all the original nesses. The Speak Easy bar and Pot Au near opening.
The original owner, Preston Gardner, was
antique furniture in the rooms, and the Feu eatery are both next door.
a lawyer who ran for mayor of El Paso in
original tile floor.”
The hotel was a stopover for notorious
Hotel Indigo and the Aloft
The hostel element has been part of the
bank robber John Dillinger, who checked Gateway Hotel Two of Downtown’s most recent addi-
Gardner since 1984. Nebhan said the hotel tions include upscale hotels that are also
into the hotel with two of his gang mem- The Gardner’s success story of how per-
gets a good mix of local guests as well as part of popular chains. Hotel Indigo is part
bers on Jan. 9, 1934 under the name John sistence and dedication can keep a historic
those from around the world. The Gardner of InterContinental Hotels Group, whose
D. Bell. The room he stayed in, 221, is hotel running smoothly is an inspiration to
received attention in 2016 when it was fea- brands include Holiday Inn, and Aloft
often requested by guests. building owner Howard Yun who has been
tured on the Travel Channel’s “Hotel Hotel belongs to Starwood Hotels and
Dillinger’s actual death mask is part of working to bring back the Gateway Hotel.
Impossible.” Resorts Worldwide, a subsidiary of
the relics on display in the lobby, and He hopes to see the renovations completed
“On any day, you’ll see people from Marriott. Both of these spaces make use of
guests can purchase t-shirts depicting by the end of the year.
South Korea, Japan, Europe, Australia or the readily available space of Downtown’s
Dillinger and the era. The Gateway Hotel on Stanton Street
someplace else here,” she said. “We also historic and vintage buildings.
“Some people have come in here and was closed four years ago after its involve-
get a lot of medical tourism for people Hotel Indigo occupies a 1963 building on
think we’re a museum,” she said. “They ment in an immigrant smuggling ring. Yun
coming to visit Mexico for dental or med- Kansas Street formerly occupied by the
love the look of the lobby.” purchased the building in 2015 and hopes
ical needs.” Downtowner Motor Inn. The hotel’s
She said even with the historic status, the to see it once more be used as an afford-
She said the Gardner is also a popular rooftop bar is called Circa 1963 as a trib-
hotel’s restored rooms and hostel dorms able hotel, with rooms ranging from $30 to
place for area residents, as some people ute. The hotel’s design also pays homage
are some of the least expensive accommo- $58 per night.
come from Las Cruces to see a show at the to the era of the Downtowner with a mid-
dations in the Downtown area, and they The Gateway, one of the four oldest
Plaza and stay for night before heading century design as well as murals in the
are continuing to add upgrades such as flat buildings in the Downtown area, was built
back. Also, local people who want to enjoy room and throughout the building.
screen televisions, yet keeping the overall as a bank in 1902. It was converted in
a night out and about Downtown will stay The Aloft is part of the newly renovated
1927 to a hotel, welcoming guests such as
Pancho Villa. O.T. Basset Tower, another Trost-designed
building completed in 1930. The hotel fea-
tures more than 80 guest rooms, the
Holiday Inn Express, Doubletree WXYZ Lounge, and will soon add the
Many travelers seek out familiar and Basico Bistro Café to its bottom floor.
well-established names when looking for a People are already taking advantage of
place to stay, and two well-respected these hotels, which are giving more people
chains, Holiday Inn Express and Double who haven’t spent time Downtown in a
Tree Hotel, have helped to turn older hotel while a reason to return to the area.
buildings into welcoming sights on the Heidi Poole, general manager for the
edge of Downtown immediately visible Aloft Hotel, said since its opening they
from the interstate. have already been getting guests who are
The Holiday Inn Express was purchased from El Paso enjoying the new property.
by Joe Frandina, who was then president She encourages more to do the same as a
of the El Paso Hotel and Lodging way to reconnect with what makes one’s
Association, giving the run-down hometown distinct and desirable.
Travelodge building a $2 million renova- “It’s important for the area residents to
tion. In 2008, the deteriorating rediscover downtown El Paso and enjoy all
International Hotel was given an extreme it has to offer,” Pool said.

Quick guide to hotels Hotel Indigo
325 Kansas
Want to getaway for an evening or 532-5200
weekend? Here are downtown’s currently Facebook: Hotel Indigo El Paso
open hotels, ready to welcome guests: Downtown (El Paso, TX)
Aloft El Paso Opening soon
303 Texas
351-7990 • Stanton House 209 N. Stanton
Facebook: Aloft El Paso Downtown
Facebook: Stanton House
Double Tree Downtown Opening soon
600 N. El Paso 271-3600
532-8733 • Courtyard by Marriott
Facebook: DoubleTree by Hilton (El El Paso Downtown / Convention
Paso, TX) Center
610 N. Santa Fe
Gardner Hotel 532-7600
311 E. Franklin Opening in August
532-3661 • Hotel Paso Del Norte
Facebook: Gardner Hotel Marriott Autograph Collection
101 S. El Paso
Holiday Inn Express El Paso-Central 534-3000
409 E. Missouri Opening early 2019.
544-3333 Plaza Hotel
Facebook: Holiday Inn Express Mills & Oregon
El Paso-Central Tentatively scheduled for 2019 opening

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Hotel growth El Paso’ Streetcar system, which will run Ayub said, “but
from Downtown to Glory Road on the when people
Cont’d from Page 23 UTEP campus. The streetcars are now in come to an area
their testing phase and expected to be for another
tion, he said, and among its top sites is San operational by the end of the year. attraction, they
Jacinto Plaza. With the increase in both attractions and want to be able
The downtown plaza, which reopened in accommodations, there is a need for more to stay in a
spring of 2016 after a three-year renova- parking. Gudenrath said construction is good place.”
tion project, has given Downtown an currently underway to turn the open air
attractive focal point, which is within parking area between the Paso del Norte
and Plaza Hotel (across from the Plaza
Not just
either full view or short walking distance
from all of Downtown’s hotels. Theatre) into a full parking garage with for visitors
“The redesigned plaza is meant for activi- 500 spaces. Out-of-town-
ty,” Gudenrath said. “There’s the café, the Gudenrath believes El Paso’s Downtown ers aren’t the
chess tables and horseshoes,” Gudenrath offerings will continue to grow, and a good only ones taking
said. “Every weekend, you will see some choice of hotels is not just an important advantage of
kind of photo shoot like weddings or influence to the Downtown area, but to the downtown
quinceañeras, and in the summer there’s entire community. “Hotels bring out-of- hotels’ proximi-
the concert series going on.” town money into a community,” he said. ty to these
Other key sites for hotel guests and other “It is a huge boost in the economy in the attractions.
Downtown area and throughout the city They’re increas- Gardner Hotel & Hostel lobby. Photo by Rick Tate
downtown visitors are the new Southwest
University Park stadium, performing arts when those hotel rooms fill up.” ingly a “stayca-
heard about. People have a tendency to
venues and museums. Gabriel Ayub, current president of the El tion” option for local residents.
overlook their attractions and offerings in
For their inaugural season in 2014, the El Paso Hotel and Lodging Association, said “These hotels provide the opportunity
their own city, but making an overnight
Paso Chihuahuas AAA baseball team part- the presence of sufficient and diverse hotel where El Pasoans can get away and experi-
destination out of it encourages them to
nered with downtown hotels such as the space is one of the factors that draw larger ence that urban Downtown environment
discover what there is in their hometown.
Double Tree and Holiday Inn to host room groups, such as conventions to the area, for a weekend,” Gudenrath said.
and this is important in the Downtown “By creating that diversity in hotels,
specials and even special menu offerings Ayub said El Paso’s hotels throughout the
area. we’re giving people more reasons to stay
for those coming from out of town to city already work to encourage use by area
in the city,” he said.
watch some games. “Hotels downtown will help to bring in residents, and many offer “staycation”
bigger conventions, and when the hotels “Staycation” tourism is also a win-win
Big name concerts and the Broadway in packages.
fill up Downtown, the entire city will feel for the city, as it not only gives area resi-
El Paso series, whose season was high- “People do want to travel, but when you
the convergence.” dents more things to enjoy, it boosts the
lighted this year with “The Lion King,” can’t getaway during a summer or you
local economy so that even more can be
also draw hotel guests who want to stay Having plenty of nearby restaurants and can’t afford it, this is a way to get away
offered in the future.
within a short walk of the Plaza or other attractions in an area are vital to the without having the extra costs of travel-
hotels as well, and he feels optimistic “We want El Pasoans to take advantage
Abraham Chavez Theatres. The Judson F. ing,” he said.
about improvements like the coming of the local hotels for ‘staycations,’” Ayub
Williams Convention Center is another People like to “staycation” in a different
streetcars helping to draw more people to said. “It not only gives them a close and
major reason visitors choose to stay down- part of the city they they live in, Ayub said,
the area. affordable destination, but it puts dollars
town. so they have an excuse to explore and dis-
back into El Paso. That’s a good thing for
Adding to the attractions soon will be the “Hotels alone don’t bring in tourists,” cover places they might not have otherwise

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Mexican Canyon Trestle — The Bonnie ‘Our Otero Mesa’ — Southwest
Brooks Property along the Cloudcroft’s Environmental Center, 275 N. Main, Las
Mexican Canyon Trail will be open to the pub- Cruces, hosts the photo exhibit through Aug.
lic Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4-5, and Sept. 24 featuring works by local photographers
8-9. Hikers can see the restoration of Trestle Linda Mandelkern, Joe Adair, Fred Moore,
A249, and see the cabin built in the middle of David Baake and others highlighting the grass-
the original rail bed. This trail offers a shorter lands, wilderness and wildlife of Otero Mesa.
route the Mexican Canyon Trestle and avoids Information: (575) 522-5552 or
the 130-foot trail drop. Hosted by New
Mexico Rails to Trails Association. Information:
(575) 434-1949 or on Facebook at
Municipal Rose Garden — The garden at
3418 Aurora (at Copia) is open 8 a.m. to 6
p.m. daily through November, except for offi-
To get there from the Depot at Cloudcroft’s
cial holidays. Admission is free.
Trestle Recreation Area, follow T5001B 1/4
Information/rentals: El Paso Parks and
mile until it intersects with T5001.
Recreation, 212-0092 or
DinoTracks Tour — Insights Science
Center host its monthly 3-mile DinoTracks hik-
Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso
ing tour 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, and
Desert Botanical Garden — 4200
Doniphan (across from Frontera). Hours are 9
Sept. 2, at Mt. Cristo Rey in Sunland Park.
a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Friday, and
Cost: $15 per person; available at eventbrite.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed
Information: 534-0000 or info@
Tuesdays. Admission: $2 (free for members); RSVP at
$1 children. Information: 584-0563, keystone-
Wyler Aerial Tramway — 1700 McKinley.
Hikes are free; one-way optional tramway rides
down the mountain are $4 ($2 children); bring
Franklin Mountains State Park — Most
hiking and mountain-biking trails begin in the
exact change. Hikes (rated as strenuous hikes,
Tom Mays area, off Transmountain Drive on
not recommended for first-time hikers) are 1
the west side of the park (east of I-10).
mile up on Directisimo and Jackaloop trail.
Entry fee is $5 per person, free for age 12 and
Information: 562-9899 or 566-6622.
under (with family). Correct cash or check
A Women-Only Hike is 7 a.m. Sunday, Aug.
only. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
5, up Ranger Peak. The Last Sunday Hike is 7
Information: 566-6441 or on Facebook at
a.m. Sunday, Aug. 26.
FranklinMountainsSP. Web:
El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society
— Information: Mark Perkins, 637-3521 or Star Party is 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the scenic overlook at the Tom Mays Unit.
Silver City area weekend is Aug. 10-12, for Guided hikes and bike rides are $8 per person
birding at Lake Roberts, Gila Cliff Dwellings, ($3 State Park Pass holder; $1 children 12 and
Cherry Creek Area, Gila Forest, Fort Bayard under); price includes entry. Dogs welcome on
and in the town of Silver City. leash on some hikes. Reservations required:
The society is planning a birding tour in Costa 566-6441 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday).
Rica for March 2019. Call for details, cost. • Peak Fitness Hike is 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4.
• West Cottonwood Springs hike is 7 a.m.
TecH2O WaterSmart Landscapes Sunday, Aug. 5.
Series — El Paso Water’s TecH2O Center, • Women’s hike is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug.
10751 Montana, hosts a “Maintenance” work-
18, open to women of all experience levels.
shop 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, as
• Tin Mine Hike is 7 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19.
the last of its seven-part series on the “Seven
Principles of Water Efficient Landscapes.” Rio Bosque Wetlands Park — UTEP’s
Information: 621-2000 or Center for Environmental Resource
Management offers free guided walking tours
El Paso Zoo — 4001 E. Paisano. Entrance and other activities at Rio Bosque Wetlands
hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission
Park, 10176 Socorro Rd. in El Paso’s Mission
is $12 for ages 13 to 59; $9 for ages 60 and
Valley. Tours last about two hours.
older and active military (including spouse) with
Information: 747-8663 or
ID; $7.50 ages 3 to 12; and free for ages 2 and
• Introductory tour, 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 12.
under. Information: 212-0966,,
• Workday is 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.
or on Facebook at ElPasoZoo.
• Birding tours is 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25.
After Howlers extended hours events is 3 to
Meeting place is a bridge crossing Riverside
8:30 p.m. Aug. 18.
Canal. Take Americas Ave. (Loop 375) to Pan
The “Wings of the World” Bird Show is 12:30
American Drive, turn left and travel 1.5 miles.
p.m. weekdays and 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. week-
ends at the new Wildlife Amphitheater. Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic
Weeklong Zoo Camps for ages 6 to 10 are 9 Site — Ranch Road 2775 off U.S. 62/180
a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, through (Montana Ave.). The site is famed for many
Aug. 6. Cost: $110 per week; $95 zoo mem- Native American rock paintings and unique
bers. Advance registration required. geology. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday
through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday
Davis Mountains Hummingbird through Sunday. Admission: $7 (free for chil-
Festival — The festival is Thursday through dren 12 and younger). Admission including
Sunday, Aug. 23-26, in Fort Davis, Texas, with
tours or hikes is $9 (13 and over); $2 (ages 5-
trade show, banding demonstrations, field trips,
12). Information: 857-1135, ext. 0, or texas-
dinners, workshops, talks, art contest and
more. Registration: $125 for full weekend at Information: 1-800-524-3015 or
Please see Page 25

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Nature Special programs (advance reservations
required, space is limited to 30 participants).
Cont’d from Page 24
Call for times:
• Full Moon Hikes are Saturdays, July 28,
Aug. 25 and Sept. 22.
White Sands National Monument — • Canyon View hikes are Saturday, Aug. 11
The glistening gypsum dunes are about 15
and Sept. 8. Wear sturdy outdoor clothing
miles southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S.
and hiking boots, bring water and snack for 3-4
70. Visitor Center hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
hour program. Strenuous hike, may not be
through Sept. 15. Park hours are 8 a.m. to 9
appropriate for young children and others not
p.m. Last entrance is 8 p.m. Entrance fee: $5
familiar with off-trail hiking.
age 16 and older. Free for children.
Information: (575) 479-6124 or Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State
Sunset strolls are offered at 7 p.m. daily. Park — 1504 Miehls Drive N., Carlsbad,
Full Moon Hikes are 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. N.M. Admission: $5 ($3 ages 7-12; free for 6
25, and 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23. Online and under). Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (last
reservations required, starting one month in entry at 3:30 p.m.). Information: (575) 887-
advance; online only. Cost: $8; $4 age 15 and 5516 or
young, plus monument entrance fees.
Full Moon Night programs, with extended
New Mexico State Parks — Day-use fee
is $5 when visiting any state park. All programs
park hours, are 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 27, 8
are free with park entrance, unless otherwise
p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26.
listed. Information: (575) 744-5998 or
Ranger-guided Lake Lucero Tour is offered
the last weekend of the month to learn about
• Oliver Lee State Park, Highway 54 south of
the formation of the sands and the special
Alamogordo at the Dog Canyon turnoff.
plants and animals that live in and around the
Information: (575) 437-8284.
dunes. Program fee is $8 ($4 age 15 and
Night sky viewing of “Our Planetary
younger). Check website or call for details;
Neighbors” is 8 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug.
reservations required, available one month
11, and of the First Quarter Moon 7 to 9 p.m.
prior to tour.
Saturday, Sept. 15. Ranch house tours are 10
Guadalupe Mountains National Park to 11 a.m. Saturdays and 3 to 4 p.m. Sundays.
— 110 miles east of El Paso on the way to • Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. 5000 Calle
Carlsbad, the 86,416-acre park includes the del Norte in Mesilla. Information: (575) 523- Good Food ... Good Feelings®
highest point in Texas: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749 4398. Audubon Bird Walks are 7:15 a.m.
feet. Entry fee: $5 for ages 16 and older, good Saturdays, led by park volunteers. Ranger-led It’s time to head back to class
for one week and all trails. Pine Springs Visitor Nature Hikes are 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Fitness in And start hitting the books
Center hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Nature walks with the Second Chance Walker
But who has the time to cook?
Camping is $8 per site per night. Information: Program are 8:30 a.m. every Saturday begin-
(915) 828-3251 or ning at the Visitor Center. So before you go back to school
• Leasburg Dam — 12712 State Park Road in Make sure you stop by
Carlsbad Caverns National Park — The
park is about 160 miles east of El Paso, off the
Radium Springs, two miles off Interstate 25 at your favorite restaurant
Carlsbad Highway (U.S. 62-180). Information:
Exit 19. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for day use. Village Inn
Information: (575) 524–4068.
(575) 785-2232 or Where there’s good food and good feelings
Music and the Stars night sky events and con-
Visitor Center is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
Last entry into cave via natural entrance is 5
certs are 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 and El Paso: 1500 Airway •  7144 Gateway East • 4757 Hondo Pass • 2929 N. Mesa
p.m. with last entry into cave via elevator 5
Sept. 1. Bird ID Walking Tours are 8 to 10 6440 N. Mesa • 7801 N. Mesa •  2275 Trawood •  1331 N. Zaragoza
a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 and Sept. 29. Las Cruces: 1435 S. Valley •  445 S. Telshor
p.m. (be in line to exit cave by 6:30 p.m.).
• Percha Dam State Park and Caballo Lake
The “bat season” generally lasts through mid-
State Park, 60 miles north of Las Cruces on
October. Daily bat flight talks offered just
Interstate 25. Information: (575) 743-3942
before sunset at the amphitheater outside the
(Percha Dam) or (575) 527-8386 (Caballo
natural entrance. Admission is free. Then —
Lake). “Black Bears-The Lone Survivors” pres-
bats willing — visitors are treated to the sunset
entation is 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 1.
spectacle of clouds of bats flying out of the cave
• Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Information:
entrance. Best flights are usually in August and
(575) 744-5923. The Wacky Triathlon is 6 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11. NM Bass Team
Night Sky programs begin after the bat flight
Trial Tournament is 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
programs, and are suitable for all ages. Hike is
Saturday, Aug. 25.
1/2 mile for star walks and 1.5 miles for moon
• Bottomless Lakes State Park — 13 miles east
hikes on a rugged desert trail. Dress comfort-
of Roswell, N.M. via US 380. Information: (575)
ably (long pants recommended); no open-toed
624-6058. Enchanted Evenings talks are 8 to 9
shoes. Bring water, snack, blanket or towel to
p.m. Saturdays, through Sept. 1. The 32nd
lie on and red light flashlight. Rangers can pro-
annual Paddle Boat races are 1 to 3 p.m.
vide red light headlamps. Upcoming Star Walks
Saturday, Aug. 4.
are Aug. 10-11 and Sept. 7-8, and Moon
Walks are Aug. 24-25. Free, but space is limit- Alameda Park Zoo — Alameda Park, 1321
ed on a first come, first serve basis. North White Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70),
Alamogordo. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Admission: $2.50 ($1.50 ages 3-11 and 60 and
Monument — 44 miles north of Silver City older; free for ages 2 and younger).
on NM Highway 15 in the middle of the majes-
Information: (575) 439-4290, or on Facebook
tic Gila Wilderness, the first and one of the
at Alameda Park Zoo-AFOTZ
largest wilderness areas. Entrance fee: $10
The oldest zoo in the Southwest (established
(annual park pass is $45). Information: (575)
in 1898) is part of the park that lines
536-9461 or
Alamogordo’s main highway. The zoo covers
The trail to the cliff dwellings is open from 9
about 12 acres, with about 250 exotic and
a.m. to 4 p.m. year round. Everyone must be
indigenous animals.
off the trail by 5 p.m. Visitor center is open 8
The City of Alamogordo hosts free “Fourth
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fridays” summer events 6 to 10 p.m. the
Interpretive Park Ranger-led 45-minute guid-
fourth Friday of the month during the summer
ed tours of the cliff dwellings are 1 p.m. Friday
months (July 27 and Aug. 24) with live music,
through Sunday, at the dwellings; allow enough
outdoor movie, food vendors, prizes, give-
time to hike from the trail head to the cliff
aways and more.
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Centennial Museum — University at Los Portales Museum and Visitor
Wiggins, UTEP. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 Monday Center — 1521 San Elizario Road. Hours are
through Saturday. Admission is free. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday,
Information: 747-6667 or noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
Permanent exhibits on the third floor focus on Information: 851-1682.
the history of the Chihuahuan Desert. The
Chihuahuan Desert Gardens on the museum
Magoffin Home State Historic Site —
1120 Magoffin. Visitor Center is at 1117
grounds have more than 800 species of plants
Magoffin. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
native to the region.
through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
The Lhakhang Cultural Exhibit is open to the
Tours on the hour; last tour at 4 p.m. Spanish
public for viewing 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every
language tours offered Thursday through
Wednesday, and 1 to 4:30 p.m. the first Sunday
Saturday; call for availability. Cost: $7 ($6 sen-
of the month.
iors 65 and older; $4 ages 6-18; free ages 5 and
El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study younger). Admission is free to Visitor Center.
Center — 715 N. Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m. Information: 533-5147,
to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. or Facebook.
Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday. • Kids Adobe Class: Building with Dirt for ages
Admission is free. Information: 351-0048 or 6-10 is 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 3. $10. • Potato Salad Cooking Class is 10 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 4. $5.
El Paso Museum of Archaeology —
• An Etiquette Class “Tea Party” for ages 6-10
4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso
is 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 10. Cost: $25.
(west of U.S. 54). Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Yoga with Rebecca Hendricks is 10 a.m.
Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free.
Saturday, Aug. 11 and 25. Free.
Information: 755-4332 or
• ‘Saving History” Kids Camp is 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 15-17
Through Aug. 31: “Children of the
for age 8-12. Bring daily sack lunch; snacks and
Hisatsinom: The Artistic Tradition of the
beverages. Cost: $60.
• Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club is 2 p.m.
Petroglyph and rock art expert Margaret
Saturday, Aug. 18, to discuss “A Study in
Berrier presents “Past and Present Algeria: The
Scarlet” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. $5.
Tantalizing Past of the Tassili n’Ajjer, the Ruins
of Rome’s Breadbasket and Contemporary National Border Patrol Museum —
Experiences in Algeria” at 2 p.m. Saturday, 4315 Transmountain Drive. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5
Aug. 4, as part of the museum’s lecture series. p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is
Archery and Atl-Atl demonstrations are 10 free. Information: 759-6060 or borderpatrol-
a.m. Saturdays (no demonstration Aug. 25).
El Paso Museum of History — 510 N. San Elizario Veterans Museum and
Santa Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday Memorial Walk — 1501-B Main Street in
through Saturday (open until 9 p.m. San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursdays), and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mondays and city holidays. Museum admission Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission
is free. Information: 212-0320, is free. Information: Ann Lara, 345-3741 or Ray or on Facebook. Borrego, 383-8529.
Showing through Aug. 5: “Full Speed Ahead:
El Paso Streetcars.”
Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305
Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta
Showing through Oct. 28 in conjunction
Mission. The center features a museum on the
with the Plaza Classic Film Festival is “On
Tigua tribe, offering a glimpse of five centuries
Location: Making Movies in the Borderland,”
of Pueblo history and tradition. Hours are 10
spanning 100 years of cinema on the border
a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
with shooting scripts, posters and various arti-
Free children’s activities daily. Admission is
facts and other memorabilia. A free talk on
free. Information: 859-7700, ysletadelsur-
adapting Tom Lea’s “The Brave Bulls” to the
big screen is noon Sunday, Aug. 5.
“Summer Thursdays” at the museum run U.S. Army Heritage Center of the
through August: NCO — Building 11331, Staff Sergeant Simms
• Free Yoga in the Park is 6 p.m. Aug. 2. Free. St., Biggs Army Airfield. Equipment and uni-
• “History on the Run” Walking Tour of Early forms used by sergeants and other NCO’s
Movie Theaters is 6 p.m. Aug. 9. Cost: $10 through the years are displayed. Admission:
($5 members). free. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through
• Crafting from the Collection is 7 p.m. to Friday. Information: 744-8646.
work with Sea Shells, Aug. 16. Cost: $19 ($15
members). War Eagles Air Museum — 8012 Airport
•”History on the Run” Walking Tour of Road, Doña Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa.
Deadliest Downtown Gunfights is 6 p.m. Aug. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
23. Cost: $10 ($5 members). Sunday. Admission: $5; $4 senior citizens and
The museum offers “Free the Yoga” summer military; free for children under 12.
classes noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays through Information: (575) 589-2000 or war-eagles-air-
Aug. 30. All levels welcome. Information:; register at 212-3163. To get there: Take the Artcraft exit off
Summer camps are 9 a.m. to noon for age 8- Interstate 10, head west past the Rio Grande to
12 and 1 to 4 p.m. for age 11-15, Tuesdays Santa Teresa and follow signs to the airport and
through Fridays, through Aug. 10. Cost: $70 museum.
per camp ($55 museum members).
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Museum paintings exploring the individual through high-
def, glimmering layered portraits.
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Lecture and artist reception with Morgan is
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30.
Las Cruces area
Summer Wednesday Evening
Branigan Cultural Center — Branigan Programs — The four museums of the Las
Building, 501 N. Main, (Downtown Mall) Las Cruces Museum System will be open until 8
Cruces. Hours through August) are 10 a.m. to p.m. every Wednesday during the summer
4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, open until months, with special programs each week.
8 p.m. Wednesdays. Information: (575) 541- Programs are 5 to 7 p.m., unless otherwise list-
2154, or on Facebook. ed. All museums closed July 4. Information: las-
Showing through Aug. 25: “League of or on Facebook.
Women Voters: 50 Years of Study, Action and The museums are the Las Cruces Museum of
Service in Las Cruces.” Art, Branigan Cultural Center and the Museum
Showing through Sept. 15: “Flamenco: of Nature and Science, at 411-501 N. Main in
From Spain to New Mexico,” traveling exhibi- the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, and the
tion from Museum of International Folk Art Railroad Museum, 351 N. Mesilla.
exploring the origins, influences, development August events:
and appreciation of flamenco. • Aug. 1: Family Art Night at Museum of Art;
Showing through Oct. 13: “Melding History and Flamenco Dancing with Paco Antonio at
and Art — The Bracero Program,” an exhibit Branigan.
by Diana LeMarbe, Jeri Desrochers and • Aug. 8: Fantasy Sports Workshop (5:30
Raymond Cobos. Exhibit features sculptures, p.m.) at Museum of Nature & Science; and
paintings and historic photographs on the two- Operation Lifesaver (6 p.m.) at Railroad
nation guest worker program. Museum.
Las Cruces Museum of Nature and • Aug. 15: Yoga in the Courtyard at Branigan;
Science — 411 N. Main in the Las Cruces and Nocturnal Bedtime Stories at Museum of
Downtown Mall. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 Nature & Science.
p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, open until 8 • Aug. 22: Open Mic Night (5:30 p.m.) at
p.m. Wednesdays. Information: (575) 522-3120 Railroad Museum; and Film Screening of “The
or Weird World of Eadweard Muybridge (5:30
Saturday Family Science is 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., recommenced for age 13 and older) at
p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 on “Solar Energy 2: Museum of Art.
Solar Ovens.” • Aug. 29: History Game Night at Branigan.
A Science of Space Expo is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 11, with interactive activities Also
and experiments.
STEAMpunk lecture is 11:45 Saturday, Aug. New Mexico Museum of Space
18 on Nikola Tesla. History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo.
Las Cruces Railroad Museum — 351 N. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $6
Mesilla. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ($5 for seniors and military, $4 ages 4-12, chil-
Tuesday through Saturday, open until 8 p.m. dren 3 and younger free). Information: (575)
Wednesdays, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First 437-2840 or
Friday Ramble. Admission is free. Information: The Launch Pad Lecture Series is 9 to 11 a.m.
(575) 647-4480 or the first Friday of each month. The Aug. 3 lec-
ture is “Nuclear Legacy: The People of the
NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum Manhattan Project” with curator Sue Taylor.
— 4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. Hours Admission is free; coffee and donuts provided.
are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday,
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for Silver City Museum — 312 W. Broadway,
adults, $4 seniors 60 and older; $3 children age Silver City. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
4-17; free for members, veterans and children Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
age 3 and under. Information: (575) 522-4100 Saturday and Sunday. Open until 7 p.m. the
or first Friday of the month. Admission: $5 sug-
As part of the Blue Star Program, active duty gested donation. Information: (575) 538-5921,
military personnel and their families are admit-, or on Facebook.
ted free through Labor Day. As part of the Blue Star Program, active duty
Photographer Stacia Spragg-Braude presents military personnel and their families are admit-
“The Churro and the Navajo: One Family’s ted free through Labor Day.
Journey to Save the Sacred Sheep,” at 7 p.m. Showing through Sept. 30:
Thursday, Aug. 9. • Contemporary Casta Portraiture: “Nuestra
The 3rd annual Community Appreciation Day Calidad” by Delilah Montoya. This ethnographic
is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, with free art project examines the roots of colonial her-
admission, demonstrations such as black- itage families by photographing and DNA-test-
smithing, milking, wool spinning, sewing, weav- ing their descendants. “Nuestra Calidad” refers
ing and wood-carving, as well as the Parade of to racial categorizing as expressed in the
Breeds cattle program, pony rides, living histo- Colonial Casta painting of New Spain.
ry, children’s games, a plant sale, and more. • The Hobarts: A Look at a New Mexican
Showing Aug. 17-Dec. 2 in the Arts Family, with photographs, documents, and per-
Corridor: “Jacob Pfeiffer: My Long Journey.” sonal items.
Pfeiffer specializes in oil painting on canvas and Toy Train Depot — Alameda Park, 1991
linen. Opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m. N. White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo. An actual
Thursday, Aug. 16. Refreshments served. train depot built in 1898, the building now
NMSU Art Gallery — 1390 E. University houses a gift shop and model shop, with more
Ave, NMSU. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. than 1,200 feet of model railroad track and
Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. hundreds of model and toy trains on display.
Information: (575) 646-2545 or Hours are noon to 4:40 p.m. Wednesday
Showing through Sept. 21: “Jenny Morgan: through Sunday. Admission: $4. Information:
A Higher Ground.” The exhibition tracks (575) 437-2855.
Morgan’s work starting from graduate school at The 1/5 scale train track offers rides around
the School of Visual Arts to her more recent Alameda Park 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday
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Agave Rosa Gallery — The gallery and stu- Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald
dio of Manuel Piña is at 905 Noble (next to the Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is off Dawson
International Museum of Art). Hours are noon Drive next to the Sun Bowl. Hours are 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 3 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (open until 7
p.m. Saturday. Information: 533-8011. p.m. Thursday) and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Information: 747-6151, or
Bert Saldana Art Gallery — The gallery on Facebook at RubinCenter.
featuring Southwestern Art is at 1501 Main
Showing through Aug. 10:
Street in the San Elizario Arts District. Hours in San Elizario. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. • In the Rubin and L Galleries is the 2018
are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through
Dozal’s portraits and landscapes range from Wednesday through Saturday, and 12:30 to Annual Juried UTEP Student Art Exhibition,
Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to
very realistic to expressionistic in style. He spe- 4:30 p.m. Sunday and by appointment. showcasing works by undergraduate students.
4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 479-2926 or bert-
cializes in oil, watercolor and acrylics. Information: 851-0742 or 474-1800, or alber- • In the Project Space is “Salidas y Entradas/Exits and Entrances,” work by artists
El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts
Crossland Gallery — The El Paso Art Jessica Hankey and Erin Johnson.
Festival Plaza. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Association’s gallery is at 500 W. Paisano (in the Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, San Elizario Art District — Several gal-
Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 The gallery specializes in local and early El Paso
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. leries and artist studios are located 1445 to
p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. art. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday,
Thursday. Admission is free. Information: 212- 1501 Main Street near the San Elizario Plaza on
Saturdays. Admission is free. Information: 534- Wednesday and Friday; noon to 7 p.m.
0300 or the Mission Trail. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday
7377,, Thursday or by appointment. Information: 533-
Showing through Sept. 16: “Transborder through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and, or on Facebook. 9090 or
Biennial 2018/Bienal Transfronteriza 2018“ noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 474-1800
Showing through Aug. 4: “Star Spangled Currenlty showing: “4 Amigos,” works by
juried exhibition, featuring 30 artists or collec- or 851-0093. Featured artists include Albert
America,” exhibit of patriotic art. Judge is Bob Daniel Padilla, Francisco Romero, Mauricio
tives living along the U.S.-Mexico boundary Escamilla, Robert Dozal, Rob Mack, Palmira
Snead, El Paso artist and retired veteran. Mora and Hal Marcus.
whose work addresses border conditions. The Lopez, Manuel Alvarado, Maria Branch, Bert
Showing Aug. 10-Sept. 15 is the EPAA Showing Aug. 23-Oct. 26: “Opposites
collaboration between El Paso Museum of Art Saldaña, Amado Pena Jr. and Arturo Avalos.
Members Exhibit “Come Together,” with Attract: The Art of Contrast and Compliment”
and Museo de Arte de Cd. Juárez features art-
works by Hector Castillo, John Collins, Rhonda
Doré, Terrance Flores, Kirsten Jedamczik, John
work by participating artists at each museum.
featuring Friar Vincent Petersen and Diego
“Robot” Martinez. Petersen is an environmental
Las Cruces/Mesilla
Showing through Oct. 21: “Cholo at the
W. MacKenzie, Erica Murrill, Laurie Sayward, artist who works mostly in the acrylic medium. 10-10 Art sHop — Doña Ana Arts Council
Border” works by Paola Rascón.
Gummi Thordarson and Brian Wancho. His recent work has been influenced by land- hosts “12 Hours of Art in Las Cruces” with
Showing through Nov. 4: “Early West Texas:
Opening reception is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, scapes of the Southwest, where he was events 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. the second Saturday
Waypoint and Home,” featuring paintings,
Aug. 10. involved in ministry from 1997 to 2015. of every month (Aug. 11). Information: (575)
prints, drawings and photographs by more than
Deadline to enter Arts International Juried Martinez’s artwork is based on random 523-6403 or
20 El Paso artists from the EPMA’s permanent
exhibit is Aug. 1. The exhibit runs Sept. 8- thoughts and emotions, “as if the shapes and
collection of West Texas art. Artists include
colors become metaphors” depicting a personal Art Obscura Gallery — The fine arts,
Oct. 3 at International Museum of Art. Entry
José Cisneros, Manuel Acosta, and Tom Lea. antiques and collectibles shop and gallery is at
forms at experience or tribulation.
The museum and Pro-Musica will host an 3206 Harrelson in Las Cruces at Mesilla Park.
Opening reception is 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday,
Dozal Art Gallery — The gallery of award- “Encore! Children’s Arts Engagement Benefit 6
Aug. 23. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through
winning artist Robert Dozal is at 1445 Main to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23. Tickets: $100. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Street in the San Elizario Art District. Hours are Ho Baron Sculpture Garden and Information: (575) 494-7256,
Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and
noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, or Studio – Baron’s surreal outdoor sculpture or on Facebook.
Gift Shop — The gallery of impressionist
by appointment. Information: 777-5237 or garden at 2830 Aurora (at Piedras) is visible Showing through Aug. 4: “Early Mourning
painter Alberto Escamilla is at 1445 Main Street
from the street, featuring several of his large- Vibes” from Steven Monget in the Main Gallery,
scale works. His indoor studio hours are noon and “Treat Yo’ Self” from Victor Beckmann in
to 5 p.m. Saturdays, or by appointment. The the Tiny Gallery.
indoor studio features his sculpture, drawings,
and art assemblages as well as access to a sec- ArtRageous — Doña Ana Arts Council
ond private sculpture garden. Information: 915- offers community art classes 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
562-7820 or Wednesdays, at DAAC Arts & Cultural Center,
in Bulletin Plaza, 1740 Calle de Mercado, Suite
International Museum of Art — 1211 D. Classes include materials, light refreshments
Montana. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and a glass of wine. No experience is neces-
Wednesday Thursday and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. sary; all levels welcome. Wear old clothes or
Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. smock. Cost $30 per class (includes materials
Information: 543-6747, internationalmuseumo- and light refreshments). Class size limited. or on Facebook. Proceeds support the non-profit’s community
Showing Aug. 5-31: Western Art Show. art programs for children. Registration: (575)
Reception is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5. 523-6403 or
A Greased Lightning Benefit Car Show at the • Aug. 1: Silk Painting with Judy Licht
Museum is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. • Aug. 8: Metal and Prismacolor earrings with
11, open to all vehicle. Admission is free. Aline Fister
Registration for entries is $20 in advance; $25 • Aug. 15: Pen and Ink with watercolor with
day of show. Sally Quillin
Brunch and Bingo at the Museum is 1 to 5 • Aug. 22: Wire Wrap any stone with Martha
p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12. Cost: $25; age 21 and Arndt
older admitted. • Aug. 29: Drawn and Decorated Letters with
Craft and Growlers at the Museum is 1 to 5 Gail Lieurance
p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. Participants paint their
own growler and enjoy local craft beer. Cost: Cutter Gallery — 2640 El Paseo (at
$35; includes paints, growlers and beer. Age 21 University), Las Cruces. Retablos and Other
and older admitted. Religious Art presentation is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Art of the Arts Society hosts a presenta- Saturday, Aug. 11. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
tion at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, with Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
famed folklorico dancer, educator and cultural Saturday. Information: (575) 541-0658 or the-
ambassador Rosa Guerrero.

L‘Alliance Française exhibit — Works by Doña Ana Arts & Cultural Center —
member of Alliance Française d’El Paso are fea- The gallery at the DAAC Arts Council Arts &
tured Aug. 7-Sept. 3 at EPCC’s Culture Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado. Hours
Administrative Service Center, Building A, 9050 are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Viscount. Opening reception is 6 to 8 p.m. Information: (575) 523-6403 or
Friday Aug. 10. Admission is free. Information: Showing in August is “Two Artists, Two
585-1789, or Visions” works by Sally Quillin and Michael Stephens. Opening reception is 4 p.m.

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Art Scene Mesilla, 1800 Avenida de Mesilla, Suite B, dur- Mesilla Valley Artisan/Crafters Guild Southwest, who will focus on “How to
ing regular business hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. — The guild will help individuals who create Transform a Hobby into a Business.”
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daily (closed Tuesdays). Opening reception is 5 handcrafted items learn how to turn their
to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3. Information: nmwa-
Rio Bravo Fine Art — 110 Broadway in
hobby into a business 10 a.m. to noon
Saturday, Aug. 11. Truth or Consequences, N.M. Gallery hours Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Cruces Creatives
are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through
Downtown Ramble — The City of Las Tombaugh Gallery — First Unitarian Makerspace, 205 East Lohman. All levels wel-
Sunday. Information: (575) 894-0572 or rio-
Cruces hosts an evening of music and art 5 to 7 come. Admission is free. Information: 269-4736
Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S.
p.m. the first Friday of the month at art venues or
Solano. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Showing through Aug. 26: “Some New,
of in a seven-block stretch of Las Cruces The month’s group leader is Donna
Wednesday through Saturday. Information: Some Old, Some Reduced Prices,” works by
Downtown Mall. Information: (575) 647-0508. Schwendinger, founder of Blue Gecko
(575) 522-7281, or on Delmas Howe.
‘Feed Your Mind’ seminar series — Facebook at Tombaugh Gallery.
Doña Ana Arts Council brings speakers on a Showing Aug. 5-31: “Oceans and Deserts,”
wide range of topics at DAAC Arts & Cultural black and white photos by Storm Sermay. Her
Center, in Bulletin Plaza, 1740 Avenida de photographs are of California, where the two
Mercado, Suites B–D. Evenings begin with ecosystems are closely aligned. Opening recep-
social hour and light refreshments 5 p.m., with tion is noon Sunday, Aug. 5.
seminars 5:30 to 7 p.m. Information: (575) 523-
‘Two Hours before Noon — The 10
6403 or
O’Clock artists host an exhibit starting Aug. 10
A rescheduled “Fab Four Artists” Short
and running through September at Cafe de
Course hosted by art historian Kathleen Key
Mesilla, 2190 Avenida de Mesilla in Las Cruces,
runs Mondays. Cost: $50 for all four courses;
featuring oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels and
$20 drop in per seminar.
more. Reception is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday,
• Aug. 20: Joseph Mallord William Turner
Aug. 11. Admission is free. Information: (575)
(British, 1775-1851)
524-0000 or on Facebook at Cafe de Mesilla.
• Aug. 27: John Singer Sargent (American,
• Sept. 10: Joaquin Sorolla (Spanish, 1863-
1923) Alto Artists Studio Tour — The artists of
• Sept. 17: NC Wyeth (1882-1945), Andrew the Alto, N.M., area open their studios for the
Wyeth (1917-2009) and other Wyeth family 15th annual free public tour Aug. 3-5. The self-
members (American). guided tour features studios and galleries
throughout Lincoln County. Hours are 10 a.m.
Las Cruces Museum of Art — 491 N. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 4
Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to
p.m. Sunday. Information: altoartistsstudio-
4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, open until or on Facebook.
8 p.m. Wednesdays, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the
A free party with the artists is 5 to 7 p.m.
First Friday Ramble (Aug. 3). Closed July 4.
Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Spencer Theater in
Information: (575) 541-2137 or las-
Alto, and includes a silent auction, hors d’oeu-
vres, cash bar, art for sale and musical enter-
Showing Aug. 3-Oct. 27: “Light Works: A
tainment. Special guest is artist Michael Hurd.
Century of Photography,” spanning the history
A brochure with artists’ names and a map of
of photography from Eadweard Muybridge’s
the studio locations is available at Ruidoso
19th-century studies of animal locomotion to
Chamber of Commerce, participating studios
Richard Misrach’s contemporary chromogenic
and all sponsor locations.
prints. A film screening of “American Masters:
Dorothea Lange: Grab A Hunk of Lightning” is Art Hop — MainStreet Truth or
1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11. Consequences sponsors the event 6 to 9 p.m.
Artrageous free art appreciation activities are the second Saturday of each month (Aug. 11)
10 a.m. to noon every Saturday. July’s activities in the downtown gallery district. Information
are on Pop artists and August’s are on poetry.
• July 28: Pop Collage
Cloudcroft Summer Art Workshops —
• Aug. 4: “Bleezers Ice Cream” a poem by
Cloudcroft Art Workshops hosts its annual fine
Jack Prelutsky
art workshops at the “Old Red School House”
• Aug. 11: Emotional Weaving
(Public Library), 90 Swallow Place in
• Aug. 18: Cinquain Poems
Cloudcroft, N.M. Five-day workshops are
• Aug. 25: The Best Part of Me.
offered 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through
Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery — Fridays through Aug. 17. Cost per workshop
2470-A Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, across varies ($400-$525). Information: Linda Shiplett,
from the Fountain Theatre. Hours are 10 a.m. (915) 490-5071,
to 5 p.m. daily. The gallery features more than, or
30 artists in various media. New works dis- on Facebook.
played every three months. Information: (575) The Village of Cloudcroft has hosted the sum-
522-2933 or mer art workshops for more than 60 years.
August’s featured artists are Hetty Smith and Workshops offered for all levels, led by accom-
Richard Spellenberg. Smith works in stained plished area artists.
and fused glass. Her love for stained glass start- • July 30-Aug. 3: Watercolor and mixed
ed years ago growing up in Holland, inspired by media with Cathy Lubke
the decorative stained glass windows found in • Aug. 7-10: Oils with Qian Huang
many homes and churches in Europe. • Aug. 13-17: Watercolor with Joey Hicks.
Spellenberg is was a botanist who studied plant
Deming Arts Center — 100 Gold in
diversity, and continues this interest in using
Deming, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
many different kinds of woods in his wood-
Monday through Saturday. Admission is free.
turning pieces.
Information: (575) 546-3663, or
Mesquite Art Gallery — 340 N. Mesquite, on Facebook. Showing Aug. 2-30: “Fire and
Las Cruces. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fiber,” an exhibition combining fired clay and
Thursday and Friday, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. fiber medium such as wool, cloth, paper, wood,
Information: (575) 640-3502 or mesquiteart- or other fibrous materials into unique works of art. Each piece is the result of a collaboration
between a member of the Potter’s Guild of Las
NM Watercolor Society exhibit — The Cruces and a fiber artist from the southern
society’s Southern Chapter hosts a members’
New Mexico region. Artist reception is 1 to 3
watercolor exhibit Aug. 1-Sept. 3, at Salud de
p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5.

August 2018 El Paso Scene Page 29
Revitalized International Museum
offers full calendar of exhibits
fter a period of time when the exis- own once again. With Quirarte, the board of the
tence of the International Museum “At that time the former director had International Museum had found the per-
of Art seemed to hang in the bal- resigned, and it was rumored that the fect person to revitalize the museum. She
ance, it is wonderful to report that the museum would be closing its doors,” is an accomplished artist in her own right.
organization’s future now seems secure as Quirarte said. “I was on a committee In addition to being a charter member of
it continues to fulfill its mission as one of charged with helping to save the museum the Pastel Society, she has also established
the first, and perhaps loveliest, art muse- as the City of El Paso was very interested an enviable record with a variety of volun-
ums in the City of El Paso. in taking over the property. It was at this teer organizations.
year collaborating with the El Paso Art
Thanks to the diligent efforts of Mitzi point that I accepted the position as direc- “I worked with Hospice of El Paso for
Association to present their photography
Quirarte, who took over as director four tor, and from there we went forward full more than eight years, and I was the one
show ‘Eye of the Camera.’ We had an
years ago, the museum is coming into its force.” who started the concept of doing painted
incredible turnout for the opening — about
chili peppers, which has become a very
150 people — for the opening reception.
popular fundraiser for them. I also work
Four more outstanding exhibits are on the
with Operation Santa Claus, which helps
agenda between now and the end of 2018.”
collect toys for kids who do not have par-
Get Scene The upcoming shows include:
ents to provide for them.
• Western Art Exhibition – The show
“However, once I started with the muse-
opens Aug. 5 and hangs through Aug. 31.
um that became my life,” she said, laugh-
around town! ing. “From the beginning my challenge
was to renew patron support for the muse-
Artist Don Beene related that the El Paso
Art Association previously hosted a
Western Art Show from about 2007 to
The Scene comes out the last week of the month.
um. As they saw the progress we were
2010. “Being here with the ranching her-
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EPAA is renewing the tradition of a
“When I took over there were a lot of
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such as meeting all the maintenance items
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As one example, in May 2017 the State
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Art Association’s annual juried show, the
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of Texas declared the building elevator
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largest and oldest of its kind in the region,
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system inoperable. Repairs to refurbish
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opens Sept. 5, with a reception Sept. 8, and
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were estimated to run around $30,000.
In Las Cruces:
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will hang through Sept 30. Mesilla-based
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Local artists came to the rescue by donat-
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artist Ouida Touchon will judge the exhibi-
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tion. Three other artists, Ann James
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art and other donations, Quirarte said, the
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repairs were completed and paid for,
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A working artist who also teaches her
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craft through classes with the Doña Ana
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other items are up to date.”
Arts Council, Touchon holds a BFA in
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The building at 1211 Montana has been
painting from the Kansas City Art Institute
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home to the International Museum of Art
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and a MFA in Studio Arts from the
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for more than a decade. It was built in
University of Missouri at Kansas City. In
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addition to painting, she has taught print-
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of Trost and Trost. Initially it was the
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making and painting as well as mentoring
home of State Sen. William Turney and his
a number of young artists in her local com-
wife, Ina. Following his death, the building
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eventually became the property of the City
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book, “Morning Paintings”, which will be
of El Paso, which honored the Turneys’
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request that it would be used as a museum.
mental health professionals.
It housed the El Paso Museum of Art until
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• Alberto Escamilla Retrospective —
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the museum relocated to its current site in
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Impressionist painter Alberto Escamilla
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“The building is now more than a century
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Paso’s oldest art tradition, the exhibition
continues to own the building, all mainte-
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nance and other expenses must be paid for
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Page 30 El Paso Scene August 2018
End of Summer Book Sale — Friends of
the Esperanza A. Moreno Branch Library,
New on the Border Bookshelf
12480 Pebble Hills, hosts a book sale 11 a.m. ‘Twenty Miles West of Branch,
to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, inside the Texas’ is a collection of 13 short stories
library. Information: 212-0442. and a novella by veteran El Paso writer K.C.
$25; reservations via The Aug. 8 book is “Birdwatcher: The Life of Knouse. The book begins with the title
Tumblewords Project — The free writing Information: Roger Tory Peterson” by Elizabeth J. Rosenthal. story of a brief encounter between a
workshops are 12:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Connors will have copies of “A Song for the
Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club — would-be good Samaritan and a stranded
Saturdays at the Memorial Park Public Library, River” and Sigriddaughter will have copies of
The book club devoted to Victorian era science motorist on a West Texas highway. The
3200 Copper. Information: 566-1034 (library), “Xanthippe and her Friends” available for pur-
fiction meets at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at ending selection is the novella about an old- or on chase. Cash or check only. Portion of the pro-
Magoffin Home State Historic Site, 1120 school salesman coping with changing times
Facebook. ceeds will go to the festival.
Magoffin, to discuss “A Study in Scarlet” by Sir as he makes some calls in Truth or
• Aug. 4: “For the Birds Redux.” Joy Elizabeth
Murder She Read — The Eastside chapter Arthur Conan Doyle (1886). Victorian era or Consequences. Available for $11.79 in
Myers. As a wildlife photographer, Myers has
of the book discussion group supporting steampunk dress encouraged, but not required. paperback or $2.99 as ebook from
focused on many animals, but her specialty is
women mystery writers meets 7 to 9 p.m. Cost: $5. Information: 533-5147, visitmagoffin- and other online sellers.
birds, particularly migratory ones.
Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 1631 Commons, to discuss or Facebook. Information:

• Aug. 11: “Moving Day: Relocation &
Transformation” with Doug Adamz. Adamz is a “The Husband’s Secret” by Liane Moriarty.
Admission is free and open to anyone.
Barnes and Noble story times — Stories
composer, songwriter, and multi-instrumental- Books Are Gems — 7744 North Loop Ste
for children art at 11 a.m. Saturdays at stores at
ist, has recorded eight albums. Information: 629-7063 or
El Paso’s East Side, Fountains at Farah; West B (behind Compass Bank). The nonprofit

• Aug. 18: “The Radical Amazement of Rumi
Barnes & Noble Book Club — Book Side, 705 Sunland Park; and Las Cruces Mesilla organization sells and gives away new and used
IV” with poet Robin Scofield. books. Children who come to the store may
Club is 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at all local Valley Mall.
• Aug. 25: “Poetry of Song” with Felipe de receive six free used books. Teachers can also
Barnes & Noble locations, featuring “Clock • July 28: Doll-E 1.0.
Ortego y Gasca. Ortego is Scholar in Residence receive free books for their classroom. Hours
Dance” by Anne Tyler. Special edition available • Aug. 4: Cece Loves Science
at Western New Mexico University. Reception are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and
for purchase at the store with a reader’s guide The Westside store and Las Cruces locations
follows celebrating Ortego’s birthday and the Friday; and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday.
and author essay. Sign up to participate at each also offer story times at 10 a.m. Friday.
23rd anniversary of Tumblewords. Information: 845-5437 or
location or online at
‘Inventos Míos’ book release — Rubí • Westside: 705 Sunland Park Drive.
Orozco Santos debuts her collection of poetry Information: 581-5353.
inspired by the practice of nixtamalization (a • Eastside: The Fountains at Farah, 8889
traditional method of corn preparation) with a Gateway West, Suite 120. Information: 590-
reading 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 1932.
UTEP’s Centennial Museum, corner of • Las Cruces: 700 S. Telshor in Mesilla Valley
University and Wiggins. Admission: is free. Mall. Information: (575) 522-4499.
Information: 747-5565
Reading Art Book Club — The book club
of the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main,
Reading under the Stars — Southwest meets at 2:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of
Festival of the Written Word hosts a three- each month in the Museum of Nature and
course meal and conversation under the stars Science classroom next door. Meetings are free
at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at 4229 N. and open to the public; participants do not
Swan in Silver City, N.M., plus short readings need to have read the book. Information: (575)
from Sharman Apt Russell, Philip Connors, 541-2217, or las-
Beate Sigriddaughter, and Jack Crocker. Cost:

Gallery talk will begin on Friday and run through
Cont’d from Page 30 Weekends are the best time to visit the
area as several nearby attractions are only
founders were determined that the city
open on Saturday and Sunday. The
would be built to last. In 1880 they passed
Buckhorn Saloon in the historic village of
an ordinance requiring that all new struc-
Pinos Altos serves dinner from 4 to 9 p.m.
tures built within the city limits would be
Wednesday through Saturday. It is best to
of masonry construction. The beautiful
phone for reservations. The Judge Roy
commercial buildings, brick homes and
Bean Store and Opera House are no longer
other adobe structures from that era still
open. However, there is a gallery in the old
stand. One of the most interesting is the
Hearst Church.
Silver City Museum in the historic 1881
Due to major flooding in 2014, the upper
home of local businessman H. B. Ailman.
trails of the Catwalk in Glenwood are not
A series of devastating floods between
open. However, hikers can still travel
1890 and 1910 washed away the original
along the half-mile lower section that
Main Street, and all but one of the hand-
hangs along the canyon wall. If you drive
some brick buildings. The stately Warren
that far, Mogollon offers a chance to visit a
House is the sole survivor. Walls of water
true ghost town and old mining area. A
more than 12 feet high rushed down the
restaurant and gift shop are open Saturdays
street. Now known as the “Big Ditch,” the
and Sundays during the summer.
original Main Street now lies some 55 feet
If you are interested in military history,
below the level of Downtown.
head down U.S. 180 towards Deming and
The climate and slow pace of life have
stop off at the Fort Bayard Historic
served to attract a large number of artists.
District. Many old homes that once served
Galleries in town now number more than
as Officers’ Quarters are still standing. The
25, offering art ranging from realistic and
museum is open 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.
photography to modern and avant-garde.
Saturdays during the summer, with walk-
Most are open Wednesday through
ing tours beginning at 9:30 a.m. A great
Saturday, run by the artists themselves so
day to visit is Aug. 18, when the Fort
visitors can see one of a kind artwork and
Bayard Historic Preservation Society cele-
often meet the creator as well.
brates the fort’s 152nd birthday.
Because it will also be held in conjunc-
For other Silver City area information,
tion with their “Print Fiesta, the 20th annu-
call call the Silver City Visitor’s Bureau at
al “Weekend at the Galleries” celebration
(575) 538-5555.
in October will be an even larger and more
special event. Always scheduled for Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer
Columbus Day weekend, this year’s event specializing in the visual arts.

August 2018 El Paso Scene Page 31
1884 ‘Giant’ hoax almost Taking a Look Back
ended in saloon shooting by John McVey Middagh
The Cardiff Giant, one of the biggest Anyway, rumors
hoaxes pulled on the American people, ran through the
almost resulted in a shooting in El Paso streets and saloons
back in 1884. of El Paso in 1884
The real Giant was supposed to have that a “giant of a
been a petrified prehistoric man, 10 feet 4 man,” who was
inches in height, weighing 2,900 pounds awful mean and
with shoulders 3 feet wide. He was dug fast with a gun, had
up at a farm in New York in 1869. Turns made his headquar-
out, of course, that he had been planted ters at the Ryan
by a practical joker who had no idea how saloon on Overland
far the giant would range. Street, and he
The entire business started over an argu- planned to take
ment about religion. An Easterner, over the town. The ‘Cardiff Giant’
George Hull, got into a biblical discus- With the prank in
sion with a revivalist minster while visit- place, Lightbody started telling everyone
ing family in Iowa. The preacher kept he’d heard the big man was threatening
saying there were giants back in those to run some of the big names out of town,
days, referring to Genesis 6:4, where it and one of his main targets was Judge T.
states, “There were giants on the earth in A. Falvey, one of El Paso’s most respect-
those days.” (That’s in the King James ed lawyers. The rumor started was that
Version — later versions refer to the the stranger was telling everyone that the
giants as “Nephilim.”) judge had fleeced a widow out of $400
The Easterner was an agnostic and the before coming to El Paso.
argument got a little out of hand. As the Judge Falvey went ballistic when he
Easterner was returning home, the argu- heard that a stranger was making big talk
ment still fresh in his mind, he thought, about him in Ryan’s saloon. The judge
“I’ll show that preacher and maybe make grabbed a friend’s pistol and charged
some money on the side.” It made him a down to the saloon, intending to confront
fortune. the big man. All this time the replica of
So, taking in a few friends in the the giant was lying in the back room of
strictest confidence, they had a giant the bar.
sculpture cut out of a five-ton block of A few friends who were in on the joke
gypsum and buried it on a farm in followed the judge to the saloon. When
Cardiff, New York. They let the old giant they got there the barkeep told the
remain there for a year, until he was entourage that they had just missed the
“accidentally” dug up when the farmer big man. Well, as circumstances would
hired two men to dig a well. The farmer, have it, a very large man, a stranger to
who was in on the hoax, showed them the everyone, walked into the saloon just as
exact spot where to dig. The workmen the judge was turning to leave.
did as directed, soon making that startling The stranger was completely unaware
discovery. of all the goings-on. But to the judge here
Of course, the uncovering of this “pre- was the “big man” who had been lying
historic giant” caused a tremendous furor, about him. He lifts his pistol when one of
not only in Cardiff, but all around the his friends grabs his arm. Watching from
country. Reporters and archaeologists the sidelines, Ryan hollers, “Hold it,
went to view the find of the century. Judge! That’s not the man. Your man is in
Soon arguments arose over its nationality, the back room.”
in what period the giant had lived, and The judge, with his friends, stormed
the way he had been preserved. into the room and there stretched out in a
Publicity raged to the point that P.T. box was the Cardiff Giant replica.
Barnum, the circus owner, offered Everyone almost died from laughter see-
$60,000 just to lease the giant for three ing the look on Falvey’s face. With Ryan
months. The offer was refused so Barnum blurting out, “There’s the man who’s
had a copy made to be exhibited in New been spreading those rumors. He’s the
York City. It was finally determined that trouble maker.” Still laughing they all
the entire thing was a hoax, but neverthe- went back to the bar where the judge
less copies of the Cardiff Giant went on ordered a round of drinks for the house.
tour all over the country. That’s how the The replica left El Paso after giving all a
giant almost caused a killing here in El big Texas laugh. The “real” fake Cardiff
Paso. Giant may still be seen in the Farmer’s
How he got here is lost in the pages of Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. A replica
time. Reports by the El Paso Times sus- that was created much later is on display
pected an owner of one of the finer at the Fort Museum in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
saloons, Si Ryan, and a prominent busi-
nessman, Robert Lightbody, arranged to John McVey Middagh is a former
have the giant brought to town as a
saddle shop owner. You can reach
him at

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Church, 1340 Murchison. Tickets: $12 ($10 Sunday Aug. 26 and Sept. 2; and 7 p.m.
students and seniors over 65). Information: Thursday, Aug. 30. Tickets: $15 ($12 students
479-2485, or on Facebook at and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday.
GandSElPaso. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.
“Patience” or Bunthorne’s Bride” is a satire The play is about a kitten that leaves home to
about the Aesthetic Movement of the 1870s. find herself, finding kindness and love in the
All of the maidens in a village are infatuated process.
with Reginald Bunthorne, a handsome aesthetic
‘And The Winner Is...” — Boba Café and ‘Shrek the Musical’ — Alamogordo Music poet. Bunthorne, however, is smitten with the
Cabaret, 1900 S. Espina in Las Cruces, presents Theatre’s presents Tony Award-winning fairy village milkmaid Patience, who finds hims silly.
a performance celebrating “A Night at the tale adventure 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and
Tony Awards” Friday and Saturday, July 27-28 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3-5, and Aug. 10-11, at
‘The Laramie Project’ — Las Cruces
Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las
and Aug. 3-4. Dinner show at 7 p.m. (seating the Flickinger Center, 1110 N. New York in
Cruces Downtown Mall opens its season with
at 6 p.m.); Cocktail show seating at 8:30 p.m. Alamogordo. Tickets: $12. Information: alam-
the play by Moises Kaufman and the member
(seating at 8:15 p.m.) Tickets: $27.50 for din- or on Facebook.
of Tectonic Theater Project Aug. 10-26.
ner; $12.50 for cocktail. Reservations recom- Based on the film, ”Shrek the Musical” fea-
Directed by Wil Kilroy. Performances are 8
mended: (575) 647-5900. tures a book by David Lindsay-Abaire.
p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.
Performers Mark Klett, Juan Apodaca, Taylor
Rey and Melis Derya White perform Tony-win-
‘The Musical Comedy Murders of Tickets: $15 ($12 student, military and seniors,
ning music from the 1950s to the recent 2018
1940’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, $11 per person groups of 10 or more) Tickets:
opens its 55th season with the comedy by John $25 ($15 student). Angel Tickets (includes post
winner “The Bands Visit.”
Bishop Aug. 3-19. Showtimes are 8 p.m. show meet-and-greet) are $50. Information:
‘Ground’ — Chamizal National Memorial, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: (575) 523-1200 or
800 S. San Marcial, presents its first in-house $15 ($12 seniors 62+, students, military; $9 12 Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic
theatre production, written by Lisa Dillman, at and younger). Information: 532-1317 or elpaso- Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over
7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, the course of a year and a half, in the aftermath
Aug. 3-5. Admission is free. Information: 532- After three chorus girls were murdered in a of the beating and during the trial of the two
7273 or Broadway flop, the creative team assembles to young men accused of killing Matthew Shepard.
The play tells the story of Zell Preston, who audition for a new show.
inherits her father’s struggling pecan farm and
‘Indoor/Outdoor’ — No Strings Theatre
moves back to her childhood home in
‘Patience or Bunthorne’s Bride’ — Company presents the comedy by Kenny
Gilbert and Sullivan Company of El Paso pres- Finkle Aug. 17-Sept. 2 at Black Box Theatre,
Fronteras, N.M. The government is cracking
ents the comic operetta for its 49th annual pro- 430 N Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces.
down on undocumented immigration, families
duction at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 Directed by Ceil Herman. Performances are 8
are divided, and neighbors are in conflict.
p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10-12, at First Presbyterian p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

Southwest Chapter of Railway & Information: 449-9075 or
Locomotive Historical Society — The Avila, a volunteer with Texas A & M Agri-Live
society meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Extension in El Paso, will discuss the linguistic
El Sarape Restaurant. Program is “The History origins and environmental timeline of ranching
of the Caboose” by Steven Heetland. All train and demonstrate the tools of the trade. He will
enthusiasts welcome. Information: 591-2326. also show saddles, spurs, horse tack and other
equipment used by cowboys in the Americas.
Fort Bayard Birthday — Fort Bayard
Historic Preservation Society celebrates the Hotel Paso Del Norte submissions —
fort’s 152nd birthday Saturday, Aug. 18, at the The Hotel Paso Del Norte seeks photos from
Fort Bayard Museum, on the west side of the the hotel’s 106-year history. People whose
Parade Ground in Fort Bayard, N.M. (6 miles photos are selected and used for display in the
east of Silver City off U.S. 180). Information: hotel will win a one-night stay at the Hotel
(575) 388-4477 or (575) 574-8779. Paso Del Norte after it opens later this year.
Flag ceremony is 9 a.m.; museum opens at Information:
9:15 a.m. In addition to the fort’s regular walk-
ing tour and old-fashioned games, rancher Mr.
Deily Crumley, whose family’s ranch adjoins
Fort Bayard, will speak on “Supplying Fort
Bayard with Beef” at 10:45 a.m. followed by
cake and ice cream at 11:30 a.m.
Dinner and evening musical performance of
“The West: Singing its Story” by Ramblin’ Ralph
Estes is 6 p.m. in the New Deal Theater.
Reservations: (575) 574-2576.
The Society host walking tours of the historic
fort beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays (Aug. 4,
11, 18 and 25), beginning at the 1910
Commanding Officer’s Quarter and museum
(House 26). Museum is open 9:15 to 1 p.m.
every Saturday. Tour takes about 90 minutes.
Admission is free, but donations appreciated.
Fort Bayard served as an army post from
1866 to 1899 and army tuberculosis hospital
from 1899 to 1920.
El Paso Archaeological Society — The
society’s monthly meeting is 2 p.m. Saturday,
Aug. 18, at El Paso Museum of Archaeology,
4301 Transmountain. Rudy Avila will speak on
“Origins of Cowboy Culture.” Admission is
free; the public is invited. Seating is limited.

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Monday, Aug. 6: • 3:30 p.m., The Awful Truth
• 1 p.m., 42nd Street • 7 p.m., Tootsie
• 3:30 p.m., Auntie Mame Friday, Aug. 10:
• 7 p.m., Fiddler on the Roof • 12:30 p.m., The Border
Tuesday, Aug. 7: • 3:30 p.m., Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
• 1 p.m., Woman of the Year • 10:30 p.m., Kill Bill: Volume 2
• 4 p.m., The Lion in Winter Saturday, Aug. 11:
Plaza Classic Film Festival — El Paso Dern will sign autographs 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. • 7 p.m., Amadeus (Director’s Cut) • 10 a.m. Disney’s Aladdin
Community Foundation’s 11th annual movie Saturday, Aug. 11, in the Foundation Room. Wednesday, Aug. 8: • 12:30 p.m., Lone Wolf McQuade
festival returns Aug. 2-12. Billed as the Admission is free; charge for autographs. • 1 p.m., Gaslight • 7 p.m., The Godfather
“world’s largest classic film festival,” the festival • A book signing and reading with Ron • 3:30 p.m., 9 to 5 • 11 p.m., The Royal Tenenbaums
presents more than 90 movies of all genres. Stallworth, author of “Black Klansman,” is 3:30 • 7 p.m., No Country for Old Men
Screenings are in the Plaza’s Main (Kendle p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, in the Foundation Thursday, Aug. 9:
Kidd) Theatre and Philanthropy Theatre. Passes Room. Admission is free; charge for autograph. • 1 p.m., Scarface
are now on sale for $200. Information: 533- • Opening night movie is “African Queen” at 7 Please see Page 35
4020 or p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, in the Main Theatre.

‘Laramie Project’
This year’s festival focuses on the El Paso, Tickets: $20.

Juarez, and Southern New Mexico region. • A free talk on adapting Tom Lea’s “The

even more relevant
The El Paso Museum of History will feature Brave Bulls” to the big screen is noon Sunday,

20 years afterward
the exhibit “On Location: Making Movies in the Aug. 5, at the El Paso Museum of History,
Borderland,” spanning 100 years of cinema on hosted by Mimi Gladstein.
the border. Exhibit runs through Oct. 28. • A free filmmakers brunch is 11 a.m. Sunday,
Special guests and events: Aug. 12, in the Foundation Room.
• Actress, author and activist Ali McGraw, who Main theatre showings tickets are $6 matinees early 20 years ago, Oct. 12, 1998,
will attend the screening of the 1970 romantic ($8 evening screenings). Free film talks precede the nation was horrified by the
drama “Love Story“ at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3; 7 p.m. showings at 6 p.m. in the Philanthropy story of Matthew Shepard, the
and the Steve McQueen action “The Getaway,” Theatre. 21-year-old gay man who was beaten,
directed by Sam Peckinpah and filmed largely in Friday, Aug. 3: tortured, and tied to a fence, left to die in
El Paso, at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. Tickets: • 1 p.m., From Here to Eternity freezing weather near Laramie, Wyo.
$10 each show. • 4 p.m., Aventurera How Shepard’s death affected the city,
McGraw will sign autographs 1 to 2:30 p.m. • 10:30 p.m., Kill Bill: Volume I its people, and the friends and relatives
of both the victim and the perpetrators
Ouderkirk, Nora Brown, Alex Wheeler,
Saturday, Aug. 4, in the Foundation’s Saturday, Aug. 4:
became the basis of “The Laramie
Xodia Choate, Tatiana Garzon, Mia
Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon. Admission • 10 a.m., Lady and the Tramp
Project,” showing Aug. 10-26 at the Las
Ayon, and Layne Lauterbach. Those
is free; charge for autographs. • 12:30 p.m., The Brave Bulls
Cruces Community Theatre.
making their debut include Craig
• Two-time Academy award nominee Bruce • 7 p.m., Vertigo
It’s no accident that the Tectonic
Sanders, Gabriella Brillante, and Ryan
Dern will appear for on-stage interviews with a • 10:30 p.m., Aliens
Theater Project is reviving the play this
Steinmetz, who is president of Las
screening of Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska” at 7 Sunday, Aug. 5:
September with some of its original
Cruces PFLAG (Parents, Families, and
p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, and Hal Ashby’s • 1 p.m., Roman Holiday
stars, or that LCCT decided to do the
Friends of Lesbians and Gays).
“Coming Home” at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. • 3:30 p.m., The Cameraman (with organist
show now.
The biggest challenge to doing the
11, both in the Main Theatre. Tickets: $10 per Walt Strony)
“We have had a recent rise in hate
show, Lewis said, was that most people
show. • 7 p.m., Traffic
crimes in this country since the election
of you know who,” said actor Norman had a disconnect from the title of the
Lewis, who portrays the part of show and what it was about.
Matthew’s father, Dennis. “It is not just “People don’t know that it is a docu-
gays, but Jews, blacks, immigrants, drama concerning Matthew Shepard,”
Hispanics. This is a response to that.” Lewis said. “After you explain, they say,
Only a month after the tragedy in 1998, ‘Yes, I remember that. That was terrible.’
members of the Tectonic Theater Back then it was seared into the nation’s
Company traveled to Laramie to inter- consciousness. It brought out a lot of
view those connected and began to write positive things for gay people ultimately.”
the story that became “The Laramie It took more than 10 years, but in 2009
Project.” President Barack Obama signed into law
“The plan was to interview as many of what is known as the Matthew Shepard
the people who were involved and also Act, which expanded the 1969 U.S. fed-
interview others in town of Laramie to eral hate-crime law to include crimes
see what their reaction was,” Lewis said. motivated by a victim’s actual or per-
“It was a ‘Rashomon’ story in a way. ceived gender, sexual orientation, gender
There were people who very defensive identity, or disability.
of Laramie, saying it was a drug deal that Lewis said the show is special to him
went bad. There were people who called because it is a true story.
it for what it was – a hate crime. Part of “It really directly comments on our
it tells the story. Part of it is everybody’s present current political situation,” he
reaction how people perceived it and said. “We still have hate crimes. A person
how it changed people.” now suddenly feels that he has the right
Lewis and production supervisor Ron or permission to say those things that
Nash made the trip to Laramie several two years ago, he might have thought,
weeks ago to see as many places as they but was intimidated out of saying them.
could that were mentioned in the play, He knew it was inappropriate then. Now,
such as the bar where Shepard met his he and his cohorts are quite encouraged.
killers and the courthouse where the trial This play shows what the results are of
was held for the killers. The only place that kind of behavior, when one lives in
they couldn’t get near to was where society that says it’s OK to hate people
Shepard was tied to the fence. The fence because they’re different.”
is no longer there and the site is on pri- Lewis encourages people to see the
vate property. show because “it reinforces how impor-
“It was a tremendously moving experi- tant it is to hold onto our appreciation of
ence,” Lewis said. diversity. It shows where the road to hate
The rest of the cast includes mostly leads, and it’s not a pretty place.”
LCCT veterans: Eric Brekke, Darin
Cabot, Robert McNamara, Barton Carol Viescas is a veteran of
Mendenhall, Karl Heist, Gus Sanchez, community theater and teaches
Isaac Lucerno, Gail Wheeler, Susie journalism at Bel Air High School.

Page 34 El Paso Scene August 2018
Film Scene • Aug. 11: “Fandango” (1 p.m.), and “Extreme ‘Jaws’ — The Las Cruces Museum of Nature • Aug. 25: “The Man From Snowy River.” An
Prejudice” (3:30 p.m.) & Science presents a free screening of the 1975 Australian film, based on the epic poem by
Cont’d from Page 34
• Aug. 12: “All The Pretty Horses” (2 p.m.) blockbuster at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the “Banjo” Paterson, features Kirk Douglas in a
“Local Flavor” showings sponsored by the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main. Admission is dual role. A strong-willed young man goes to
Sunday, Aug. 12:
Texas Film Commission are 8 p.m. Saturday, free, and a special guest host will discuss the work for an empire-building cattleman and falls
• 1 p.m., La Venganza de Pancho Villa (silent
Aug. 4 and 11, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, science versus fiction of the film before the it in love with his daughter.
film with Spanish and English subtitles)
in the Foundation Room. Awards presentation begins. Doors open at 6 p.m. Information:
• 3:30 p.m., Planet of the Apes (1974)
is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12.
Fountain Theatre — 2469 Calle de
(575) 522-3120, (575) 541-2290 or las-
• 7 p.m., Glory Road Guadalupe, 1/2 block south of the plaza in
Screenings at El Paso Public Library’s Main
Philanthropy Theatre showings. Tickets are Mesilla. The historic theater, operated by the
Branch, 501 N. Oregon are 2 p.m.
• Aug. 6: The Gay Cavalier Columban Missions films — International Mesilla Valley Film Society, features films at
Friday, Aug. 3: Film Festival celebrates 100 Years Crossing 7:30 p.m. nightly, plus 1:30 p.m. Saturday and
• Aug. 7: Cowboy
• 1 p.m., Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Borders (Columban Missions) with an outdoor 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7 ($6 seniors,
• Aug. 8: Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
• 3:30 p.m., Freaky Friday (1976) film presentation at 8 p.m. third Friday each military and students with ID; $5 children and
• Aug. 9: Resurrection
• 7:30 p.m., Valley of the Dolls month at the Columban Center, 816 Magoffin. society members); $5 on Wednesday.
• Aug. 10: Committed.
• 10 p.m., The Original Latin Kings of Comedy Coming attractions, film shorts and speaker’s Information, schedule: (575) 524-8287 or
Saturday, Aug. 4: Classic Film Series — The Rio Grande introduction at 7 p.m. Tickets: $8 at the door;
• 1 p.m., The Tender Trap Theatre, 211 N. Main Street in Las Cruces, includes snack and drink. Information: 351- Starting in August are “Open Caption” Sunday
• 3:30 p.m., Perdida presents classic films at 7 p.m. as part of its film 1153 or nights for the hearing impaired. OC evening
• 7:30 p.m., Children of Men series. Tickets: $8. Information: (575) 541- The Aug. 17 film is “Oasis,” a (2002) South shows are Aug. 5, 12 and 26.
• 10 p.m., Dune 2290, or on Facebook. Korean film about the difficult romance • July 27-Aug. 2: “Bye Bye Germany.” David
Sunday, Aug. 5: • Aug. 18: Breakfast at Tiffany’s between a mildly mentally disabled man, who Bermann and his Jewish friends have escaped
• 1 p.m., Bullfighter and the Lady • Aug. 25: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. has just been released from jail after a two and the Nazi regime and are now dreaming of leav-
• 7:30 p.m. La Strada (Italian with subtitles) Family films are noon. Admission is $1, cash a half year sentence for involuntary manslaugh- ing for America. For this they need money. In
Monday, Aug. 6: only at the door. ter, and a woman with severe cerebral palsy. German with subtitles and English.
• 1 p.m., Peter Rabbit and the Tales of Beatrix • Aug. 18: Mary Poppins No July 28 matinee.
Potter (1971) • Aug. 25: The Little Mermaid. Jay’s Pix Presents at the International • Aug. 3-9: “The Rider.” After a near-fatal
• 3 p.m., School of Rock Museum — Film historian Jay Duncan and the head injury, a young cowboy searches for new
• 7:30 p.m., New York, New York
Corcoran Park Movies — Free movie Sunset Film Society host film presentations at 2 identity and meaning. Based on a true story.
screenings offered at sundown (around 8:30 p.m. Saturdays at International Museum of Art,
Tuesday, Aug. 7: • Aug.10-16: “First Reformed.” A priest of a
p.m.) Saturdays at Corcoran Park, corner of 1211 Montana. Pdmission is free; donations and
• 1 p.m., The Rugrats Movie small congregation in upstate New York grap-
(corner of Rodman and Veny Webb) in Horizon museum membership appreciated. Information:
• 3 p.m., Bend It Like Beckham ples with despair brought on by tragedy, world-
City hosted by Horizon City Police 543-6747 (museum), internationalmuseumo-
• 7:30 p.m., Bullitt ly concerns and a tormented past.
Department. Information: and
Wednesday, Aug. 8: • Aug. 17-23: “Hearts Beat Loud.” Widower
• July 28: Sherlock Gnomes For August, two western films will be shown
• 1 p.m., The Nutty Professor and aging Brooklyn hipster Frank starts a band
• Aug. 4: Coco. in conjunction with the Museum’s Western
• 3 p.m., Bee Movie with his teenage daughter Sam just before
Exhibit running Aug. 1-31:
• 7:30 p.m. Paris, Texas Las Cruces Movies in the Park — City of begins college in California. When their song
Thursday, Aug. 9: • Aug. 18: “Tombstone.” Based on events in succeeds online, Frank finds it hard to let go of
Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department
• 1 p.m., Antz Tombstone, Ariz., including the Gunfight at the his dreams of stardom and to allow his daugh-
and Pic Quik Stores present the 2018 Movies in
• 3:30 p.m., The Fantastic Mr. Fox O.K. Corral, and outlaws and lawmen such as ter to find her own destiny.
the Park Program of free family friendly movies
• 7:30 p.m., The Promised Land (in Polish with Wyatt Earp, William Brocius, Johnny Ringo, and
(Rated G through PG-13) selected Saturdays at
English subtitles) Doc Holliday. Please see Page 36
Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada, through Sept. 22.
Friday, Aug. 10: Movies begin at dusk. Schedule subject to
• 1 p.m., Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs change. Information: (575) 541-2550.
• 3 p.m., Ghostbusters II • July 28: Lego Ninjago Movie
• 10:30 p.m., From Dusk Till Dawn • Aug. 11: Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Saturday, Aug. 11: • Aug. 25: Wonder
• 1 p.m., El Paso
• 3:30 p.m., The Paper Chase Film Salon — The Film Salon presents
• 7:30 p.m., Hang ‘Em High “Adam’s Rib” starring Katharine Hepburn and
• 10:30 p.m., 200 Motels Spencer Tracy at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4,
Sunday, Aug. 12: at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 250 E.
• 1 p.m., Courage Under Fire Montecillo, as part of a series on famous movie
• 3:30 p.m., Autumn Sonata (Swedish with pairings. Tickets: $5; available at
English subtitles) Information:
Walk-up screenings are 9 p.m. Thursdays on Next in the series is “Desk Set” (Sept. 1).
the top of the Mills Plaza Parking Garage. Also featured is a series on “Kubrick- The
Ticket: $5 ($10 parking). Early Years,” featuring “Lolita” at 7 p.m.
• Aug. 2: Napoleon Dynamite. Wednesday, Aug. 15, and “Dr. Strangelove,” at
• Aug. 9: Happy Gilmore 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19.
Free Screenings: Movie on the Lake — Inn of the Mountain
Plaza Days screenings for all ages 1 p.m. Gods presents a screening of “4th Kind” on
Thursday, Aug. 2, and 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. water of Lake Mescalero Saturday, Aug. 11.
9 featuring family friendly shorts by Charley Boats load from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Movie is free
Chase, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd or others. to watch. Boat rentals: $20; includes snack pack
Music or concert related movies are 9 p.m. and boat seat for a night under the stars and on
Fridays and Saturdays on Oregon Street, pre- the lake. Space is limited; age 21 and older wel-
ceded with live music at 7:30 p.m. come. Advance tickets strongly encouraged.
• Aug. 3: Nine Inch Nails Live: Beside You in Information:
Time. Live music by Fools Like Me. The small boats seat two or four persons and
• Aug. 4: The Rocky Horror Picture Show. viewers will receive their snack pack when
Live music by The Iveys. loading the boat.
• Aug. 10: Gabriel Iglesias: I’m Not Fat...I’m
Fluffy. Live music by Sleepspent. Pax Christi Film Series — A screening of
• Aug. 11: Hairspray. Live music by the Fox “Nuclear Savage,” is 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12,
and the Sound. at St. Joseph School auditorium, 1315 Travis
Screenings at El Paso Museum of Art, One Art (enter through parking lot across from rectory).
Festival Plaza, are Saturdays and Sundays: Discussion follows. Admission is free, donations
• Aug. 4: “Take The High Ground” (1 p.m.), accepted. Information: 740-3962.
and “Blue Sky” (3:30 p.m.) The film is a political exposé and intimate
• Aug. 5: “The Wonderful Country” (2 p.m.) ethnographic portrait of Pacific Islanders strug-
Free lecture at noon on Adapting “The Brave gling after decades of top-secret human radia-
Bulls” to the screen. tion experiments conducted on them by the
U.S. government.

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Film Scene • Madeline’s Madeline (Oscilloscope) —
Speaking Rock celebrates
Helena Howard, Molly Parker, Miranda July.
Cont’d from Page 35
Directed by Josephine Decker. Generation X
• Aug. 24-30: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”
• The Meg (Warner Bros.) — Ruby Rose, Jason Leave it to Speaking Rock to give you the
For more than 30 years, Fred Rogers, an unas-
Statham. Directed by Jon Turteltaub. best bang for your buck. Of course, free is
• A Prayer Before Dawn (A24) — Directed by really hard to beat any way you slice it, but
this time they have upped their own ante by
suming minister, puppeteer, writer and pro-
Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire.
offering you four trips back to the ’90s in
ducer, was beamed daily into homes across
• Skate Kitchen (Magnolia) — Kabrina Adams,
America. In his beloved television program,
Tom Bruno. Directed by Crystal Moselle. one evening with “Gen X Summer.” The
“Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” Fred and his
Aug. 17: show features Buckcherry, who play El Paso
cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to
• Alpha (Columbia): Natassia Malthe, Kodi so often they might as well own a home here.
young children about life’s weightiest issues.
Smit-McPhee. Directed by Albert Hughes. It really doesn’t matter how many times
No Aug. 25 matinee. Thursday Aug. 30 will be
• Crazy Rich Asians (Warner Bros.) — you’ve seen them, they always put on an
matinee, no evening show. unforgettable show. The other three on tap
haven’t taken up residency in our town, so
Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding.
New Mexico Museum of Space Directed by Jon M. Chu. seeing them again might be a challenge.
History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. • Juliet, Naked (Lionsgate) — Rose Byrne, P.O.D., whose last disc was in 2015 and is
still on most rock radio rotations, is also on
Arthur Buck, “Arthur Buck,”
Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater tickets are $7 Ethan Hawke, Chris O’Dowd. Directed by
Jesse Peretz. the bill. Next up is Lit, whose last CD came
New West Records
($6 seniors and military; $5 ages 4-12).
Planetarium show is $5 ($4 seniors, military • The Little Mermaid (Freestyle) — Gina out less than a year ago after a five-year hia-
and children). Ages 3 and under free. Gershon, William Moseley, Shirley MacLaine; tus, and whose fantastic pop punk roots are This brand-new duo collectively has over a
Museum/IMAX combo tickets available. Directed by Blake Harris and Chris Bouchard. still as exposed as they have ever been. million albums — OK I exaggerate, but
Information: (877) 333-6589 or (575) 437- No relation to 1989 Disney film. Lastly is Alien Ant Farm, who first caught these are no spring chickens, but some well-
2840, or on Facebook. • Mile 22 (STX) — Mark Wahlberg, Lauren our attention with their unique remake of seasoned veterans. The new collaboration
Now showing: Cohan, John Malkovich. Directed by Peter Berg. Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” and simply known as Arthur Buck features
• Minding the Gap (Hulu) — Documentary. have half a dozen discs to their name. So Joseph Arthur and Peter Buck. Joseph Arthur,
don’t forget to set your calendars back to
• “Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity.”
was discovered in the mid ’90s by Peter
1990-something on Aug. 25.
12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Three young men bond together to escape
• “Mysteries of China.” 11:05 a.m., 1:10 p.m. volatile families in their Rust-Belt hometown. Gabriel and released a trio of discs for his
Real World label, then returned in 2016. In
and 4:05 p.m. Directed by Bing Liu. Roger Daltrey, “As Long As I between he put out over 25 EP’s and LP’s.
• “Stars: The Powerhouses of the Universe.” • We the Animals (Orchard) — Raúl Castillo,
Have You,” Republic Records His last outing was as a member of RNDM
10:10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Josiah Gabriel. Directed by Jeremiah Zagar. with Pearl Jam’s bassist Jeff Ament. Peter
Star Show is 11:55 a.m. and 2:55 p.m. • The Wife (Sony Classics) — Glenn Close, It has been well over a decade since the leg- Buck has done time with the Minus 5,
Christian Slater, Elizabeth McGovern. Directed endary — and unfortunately sometimes dis- Baseball Project and many others, and most
Jay’s Film Forecast — Film historian Jay by Björn Runge. respected for their place in rock history — notably known for his life sentence as a
Duncan prepared this list of top monthly Aug. 24: band The Who has released an album of new founding member of R.E.M. The new collec-
“Coming Attractions” for movie fans, listed by • A.X.L. (Global Road) — Thomas Jane, Becky material. There have been more reissues than tion blends both their alternative singer-song-
studio and release date (subject to change): I have fingers and toes, but when it comes to writer sensibilities, throws them in a blender
fresh tracks it seems the well has run dry, but
G, Dominic Rains. Directed by Oliver Daly.
Aug. 3: with some trippy and hypnotic sounds, sets it
• Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days
• Beautifully Broken (ArtAffects) — Benjamin not quite. The next best thing happened to frappe and pours it liberally over a heap of
(Lotte). Directed by Yong-hwa Kim.
Onyango, Emily Hahn. Directed by Eric Welch. recently when lead singer Roger Daltrey put electronic beats. The vocals are handled by
• Christopher Robin (Disney) — Hayley
• The Bookshop (Greenwich) — Emily out his brand-new solo disc, his first time Arthur, who can go from a whisper to growl
Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson. stepping out alone in over a quarter-century. in the blink of an eye. If you are a fan of
This is not to be dismissed as a typical side
Atwell, Ewan McGregor, Toby Jones. Directed Directed by Isabel Coixet. either one, or any of their previous incarna-
by Marc Forster. • The Happytime Murders (STX) — Melissa project, especially with Pete Townshend, his tions, you know you are in for something
• The Darkest Minds (20th Century-Fox) — McCarthy, Joel McHale, Elizabeth Banks. Who cohort for the last 50 years, appearing special. If it is all new to you, start here and
Mandy Moore, Bradley Whitford, Gwendoline Directed by Brian Henson. on seven of the 11 cuts. The album “As Long head happily right down that rabbit hole.
Christie. Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson. • John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection as I Have You,” is dusted in blues, lightly
dipped in soul and guitar heavy. The last is
Collectibles: Guns N’ Roses,
• The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Oscilloscope) — Documentary set at the final
obviously due to his previously mentioned
“Appetite for Destruction,”
(FilmRise) — Chloë Grace Moretz, Jennifer of the 1984 French Open with Ivan Lendl.
very special guest. It’s primarily cover ver-
Geffen Records
Ehle. Directed by Desiree Akhavan.
sions, but “How Far,” penned by Stephen
• Papillon (Bleecker Street) — Charlie
• Never Goin’ Back (A24) — Maia Mitchell,
Still, sounds as if it was ripped directly from
Hunnam, Rami Malek. Directed by Michael
Camila Morrone, Kyle Mooney. Directed by The tour that most thought would never hap-
Augustine Frizzell.
Noer. Remake of the 1973 film. The Who’s catalogue. Daltrey’s voice has pen is now two and a half years in, with no
• Nico, 1988 (Magnolia) — Trine Dyrholm,
• Replicas (Entertainment Studios) — Keanu never sounded better, so it’s easy to forget signs of stopping. There’s no better time to
Reeve. Directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff. that he’s 74 years old. As long as we have reintroduce the world to what started it all.
Roger we’ll have some fantastic music com-
John Gordon Sinclair, Anamaria Marinca.
“Appetite for Destruction” easily ranks as
• Slender Man (Screen Gems) — Joey King,
ing out of The Who camp.
Directed by Susanna Nicchiarelli.
one of last century’s top albums. Guns N’
Julia Goldani Telle. Directed by Sylvain White.
• Searching (Screen Gems) — John Cho, • Support the Girls (Magnolia) — Regina Hall. Roses aren’t about to let this opportunity slip
Debra Messing, Joseph Lee. Directed by Directed by Andrew Bujalski. Gin Blossoms, “Mixed Reality,” away, and that is clearly evident with four
Aneesh Chaganty. Aug. 31: Cleopatra Records different versions hitting store shelves, plus
deluxe vinyl. The holy grail of it all has to be
• The Spy Who Dumped Me (Lionsgate) —
Almost a decade ago the Gin Blossoms
• Blood Fest (Cinedigm) — Zachary Levi,
Mila Kunis, Sam Heughan, Kate McKinnon. Barbara Dunkelman, Tate Donovan. Directed released their last recording of new material, their “Locked N’ Loaded Edition.” It starts
Directed by Susanna Fogel. by Owen Egerton. and a short year after that Cleopatra records with the amazing packaging. It is housed in a
Aug. 10: • Kin (Lionsgate) — James Franco, Zoë put out their first official live disc. That was custom 12x12x12-inch solid-wood box cabi-
• BlackKklansman (Focus) — Adam Driver, Kravitz, Dennis Quaid. Directed by Jonathan the start of a great relationship because the net that features a hand-sculpted and hand-
Topher Grace, Alec Baldwin. Directed by Spike and Josh Baker. label now lays claim to their new very ambi- painted 3D logo cross on its front door, with
Lee. tious CD with 15 originals. Time hasn’t a 96-page book, replica tickets, flyers, tem-
porary tattoos and head shots, and that is
• The Little Stranger (Focus) — Ruth Wilson,
• BuyBust (Well Go USA) — Anne Curtis, touched this band, who brought us “Hey
barely scratching the surface. Then there is
Domhnall Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling.
Victor Neri. Directed by Erik Matti. Jealousy” more than a quarter-century ago.
• Dog Days (LD Entertainment) — Nina
Directed by Lenny Abrahamson.
They sound just as good as they did then of course the music, featuring 73 tracks with
Dobrev, Finn Wolfhard, Vanessa Hudgens.
• Ya Veremos (Pantelion Films) — Mauricio
with their new album “Mixed Reality,” even 49 being previously unreleased, four CD’s
Ochmann, Ariel Levy, Erik Hayser. Directed by
upping things on the production side with and a Blu-Ray DVD, as well as full-length
wax platters, and seven 45’s. This is of
Directed by Ken Marino.
legendary producer Don Dixon, who helped
Pitipol Ybarra.
course the version you need but if you don’t
bring in the jangle pop movement of the
feel like taking out a small loan, you can
early ’80s. He wears both mixer and produc-
always opt for “Super Deluxe” and still get
er hats, so you know this is going to be pure
both electric and acoustic versions of their
pop perfection. Among the standout tunes is
rendition of the Rolling Stones “Jumpin’
“Girl on the Side,” a tenderly sung song with
Jack Flash,” the acoustic “Move to the City”
a very unfortunate message. The two songs
and all the other amazing Sound City ses-
that turn the volume to eleven sound like
sions. If you have a large Appetite for all
polar opposites, with one boasting “Still
things Guns N Roses, which you should,
Some Room in Heaven” and the other
then this will be very satiating.
exclaiming the benefits of the “Devil’s
Daughter,” the latter ranking as the raciest
Gin Blossoms songs ever, with sex, drugs Brian Chozick is owner of Tumblin’
and general debauchery. With that, welcome Dice Music. Drop him a line at
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Borderland Roller Derby — Chula vs. camping arts and crafts, vendors, workshops Fajitas & Margaritas for Scholarships
Sexies, 6 p.m. Sept. 9, El Paso County and other activities. Tickets: $250 three-day — El Paso Community College’s Culinary Arts
pass for music only; $325 with camping.
Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. Paisano.
Pops Under The Stars — Las Cruces
SEPTEMBER Information: (432) 729-1950 or
Gila River Festival — Sept. 20-23, at vari-
program benefit event is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday,
Sept. 27, Administrative Service Center, 9050
Viscount, Building B Foyer. Information: 831-
Symphony Orchestra performs an outdoor
concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Plaza
de Las Cruces, 101 N. Main. Information: (575)
PREVIEW ous locations in Silver City, N.M. Registration:
(575) 538-8078. Information: or on Facebook.
6483 or
Walking Words — The progressive dinner
fundraiser in Historic Silver City for the
646-3709 or Southwest Festival of the Written Word is 5:30
EPSO’s ‘Van Cliburn Gold’ — El Paso
p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Registration: $150;
Santa Teresa Charity Golf Symphony Orchestra opens its season with
Tournament — Sept. 14, at Vista Hills guest pianist Van Cliburn Gold Medalist call (505) 881-2499.
Country Club. Information: (575) 589-2200 or Yekwon Sunwoon, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21-22, El Paso Space Festival — Insights has in the Plaza Theatre. Information: 532-3776 or teamed up with the El Paso Elks Lodge #187 and Boy Scout Troop 187 for El Paso’s inaugu-
Beer Bites and Beats — KISS FM and
Deadbeach Brewery hosts the craft beer festi- El Paso Roller Derby — 5 to 9 p.m. ral space festival 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,
val 3 p.m. to midnight Sept. 15 at Epic Railyard Saturday, Sept. 22 at Nations Tobin Sept. 29, at El Paso Elks Lodge 187, 2278
Center, and other locations throughout Recreation Center, 8831 Railroad, featuring Trawood. Early-bird tickets are $3 (admission
Downtown El Paso. featuring Blue October TexPistols vs. West Texas Roller Derby, and $5 at the door); free admission with donation
with opening act the Chamanas. Admission: Beast Mode vs. Holligans. Information: (623) of toiletries. RSVP via
$15. Information: 285-4670,, or on Facebook paso-space-festival/. Information: 534-0000.
Golf Tournament is Sept. 12. Bikes and at eprollerderby.
‘Celebrate Authors’ — 2 to 4 p.m. Sun City Showdown — The 4th annual car
Barley event Thursday, Sept. 13, followed by a Eat Authentico! Restaurant Crawl – show is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at
Sunday, Sept. 16, in the Roadrunner Room of
beer dinner. Sunrise Yoga Brunch is Sept. 14. The Downtown foodie event is Wednesday Western Technical College, 9624 Plaza Circle.
the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, Las
Sun City Comic Con — 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cruces. The event celebrates Southern New through Friday, Sept. 26-28. Information: Information: Mario, 472-3882 or Harry, 217-
Sept. 15. Tickets: $5. Information on Mexico authors with book talks, displays, and 6482
Facebook at Sun City SciFi. book signings. Information:
Tequila, Taco & Cerveza Fest — Sept. Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally —
15 at Born TX Raised, 2106 N. Zaragoza. Sept. 19-23 in Ruidoso, N.M. Information:
Tickets: $25 age 21 and over only; $50 VIP (575) 973-4977,
( Information on Facebook.
Otero County Fair — Sept. 19-23 at the
Lumberjack Day — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. fairgrounds, 401 Fairgrounds Road in
Saturday, Sept. 15, in Zenith Park, Cloudcroft, Alamogordo, N.M. Information: (575) 434-
N.M. Information: (575) 682-2733 or cool- 0788, or on Facebook.
Trans-Pecos Festival — Sept. 20-23 at El
Fort Davis Cyclefest — Sept. 15-16, in Cosmico vintage trailer lodge at 802 S.
Fort Davis. Information: (432) 426-3237. Entry Highland in Marfa, with live music, sandlot
fees vary. Registration: baseball, Saturday night barbecue, food trucks,

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bout a dozen years ago, we were at Advertiser Index
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the Bible itself. One man All American Gun Show 10 Fountain Theatre 36 Precision Prosthetics 14
expressed his opinion that the Bible was
all about rules to live by. The funny thing
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was, he wasn’t a fundamentalist who Ardovino’s Desert Crossing 14 Hacienda de Mesilla 3 Punk Rock Flea Market 26
insisted that every word in the Bible is
meant to be taken as literal fact. As far as I Ardovino’s Pizza 9 Hal Marcus Gallery 27 Reiki & Crystals 33
could tell, he was just saying something
that he had been taught but had not Leviticus, they don’t all make much sense ATMAS Healing 25 Hans Martial Arts 12 Rio Grande Cancer Fndtn 18
thought about all that much. Yet he also to a 21st century mind. Apart from the Ten
seemed confident that he was living by Commandments, which are expressly cred- Azar Nut Shop 7 HGS 7 Rolling Stone Gem & Mineral 8
whatever rules were in that book. ited to God Himself, it’s not all that clear
I expressed my view that rules weren’t to me where all the rest of the rules come Ho Baron 16 Inni Heart Eatery 31 Sancion Pranica 13

really at the heart of the Bible, which is from. Did God really care whether people
wore clothes made of different kinds of Baskin Robbins 37 KTEP 32 Silver City MainStreet 8
really more of an extended narrative of
how God has made himself known. Part of cloth? Did it matter that much which kind Beauty Solutions 11 Las Cruces Museums 26 Social Order of Beauceant 12
that is expressed in rules, to be sure, but of meat people ate? Were all these rules
the story is much bigger than that. As you straight from God or just a way people Books Are Gems 33 Leo’s Mexican Food 27 Southwest Eye Institute 17
keep reading, you discover how limited tried to please Him?
rules really are. By the time you get to the New Bruce’s Air 24 33 St Mark Fest 20
That same man ended up having an Testament, these rules don’t seem so
affair, maybe more than one, and left his important. Dietary laws, even circumci- Cattleman's 18 Magoffin Home St. Hist Site 9 Sunland Park Racetrack 5

wife. It seemed ironic to me that someone sion, are no longer required by the leaders
of the early Christian church. In I Cor.
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so adamant about living by biblical rules
eventually found them cumbersome. 10:23, Paul writes, “All things are lawful, Ceci Burgos Counseling 27 The Marketplace 23 Unity Bookstore 33
Actually the Bible starts out with only but not all things are beneficial.”
one rule: God tells Adam and Eve not to In other writings, Paul is not above list- Chuck's Bicycle Repair 9 Mesilla Book Center 33 UTEP Athletics 19
eat “of the tree of the knowledge of good ing various rules for Christian living; in
and evil.” The paradox is that Adam and Eph. 5:3, he goes so far as to say “But for- Desert Sun Chiropractic 38 Mission Del Rey 7 UTEP P3 Pers. Enrich. 20

Eve broke this one rule so they could nication and impurity of any kind, or
make their own rules. Many theologians greed, must not even be mentioned among Eckankar Texas 14 Moto El Paso 25 Vanities 39

believe that the temptation represented by you.” Paul isn’t making up rules on his
own, however, but stating the obvious
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this tree was the desire to determine right
and wrong on one’s own, apart from God. implications of a life committed to Christ. EPCC 11,19,34 Nayda’s Gems & Stones 22 Walgreens 37
It’s the essence of pride: To believe that The Christian life doesn’t reject rules. It
we can know what is good and what isn’t, accepts them as a way of responding to El Paso Live 15 NM Wine Fest 2 Western Traders 12
and we don’t need God to tell us. God’s grace, not as a substitute for it.
Yes, there are a ton of rules in the Bible, Randy Limbird is editor of El Paso Playhouse 17 Outlet Shoppes at El Paso 6 Wyler Aerial Tramway 12

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