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Your monthly guide to community
entertainment, recreation & culture

Photos by
Veteran photographer
Bruce Berman teamed up
with poets Ray Gonzalez
and Lawrence Welsh to
share their insights of life
along the border in the
new book, “Cutting the
Wire” (University of New
Mexico Press). The poems
and photographs span
four decades of observing
the everyday scenes and
stories of the region.

A book signing is 4 p.m.
Nov. 10 at Literarity Book
Shop, 5411 N. Mesa.
Herrera’s truck. El Paso, Texas, 2010.

Wholesale/Retail. El Centro, El Paso, Texas, 2003 La Corona. Segundo Barrio, El Paso, Texas, 2005 Luis’s Bronco. El Paso, Texas, 2017

The Great Pandemic Get ready for the Holidays! N OV E M B E R
100 years ago as WWI came to an end, November is filled with bazaars,
viruses were kllling more people than arts & crafts shows and other great
guns, especially in El Paso. Page 19 shopping events. Pages 7-8
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Bourbon and Barbeque — The 2nd annual both days. Admission is free. Information: free-
event featuring bourbons from all over the U.S is or on Facebook.

5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Southwest
november 2018 University Park. Tickets: $65, includes 5 bourbon
tastings and a barbecue meal. Upgrades for five
Playa Drain Trail Grand Opening — Paso
del Norte Health Foundation in conjunction with
the City of El Paso and El Paso Water opens its
additional tastings are $20. Information: south-
The outdoor bar will also sell cocktails, beer and
new trail to the public Saturday, Nov. 10. The
3.4-mile pedestrian-only walking and biking trail
begins at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta, and extends Roundup 3-10
Behind the Scene
wine. Featured cocktails will be bourbon-related,
prepared by guest mixologists.
to Riverside High School, 301 Midway. The trail 4
Scene Spotlight 4
includes exercise stations, scenic seating and shade
Paw Pageant — El Pawso’s Pageant: A Pageant structures. Information: 218-2613 for
for Dogs, begins at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Here’s the Ticket 11-13
‘ZooSpectro Patronum!’ — El Paso
Nov. 3, at Cleveland Square Park, 510 N. Santa
Zoological Society hosts a Wizarding World style Program Notes 14
Fe. Food trucks, entertainment, vendors and fami-
evening 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at El Music 15
ly activities. Well-behaved, leashed dogs welcome.
Admission is free; $30 contestant. Information:
Paso Zoo, complete with Platform 9 3/4, a ride on Dance 15
the Hogwarts Express, and scavenger hunt of
999-1781 or,
Horcruxes. All ages welcome; first 2,000 receive a Sports 16-18
or on Facebook at epawsos.
free commemorative Butter Beer Mug. Cost: $20 Feature:
El Maida Circus — The Shrine Circus returns ($10 age 3-13; free under age 3; $40/VIP child or Spanish Flu 19-21
adult, $70 family packs (2 adults, 4 children).
Nature 22
for its 66th annual performances Thursday
through Sunday, Nov. 8-11, at El Paso County Theater film screenings feature Part 2 of the
‘A Christmas Fair’ — The Junior League of El Coliseum. Performances are at 6:30 p.m. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” and At the Museum 23-24
Paso’s 45th annual holiday shopping fair is Friday Thursday; 7 p.m. Friday; 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. “Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them.” History Lessons 24
Gallery Talk 25
Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. Doors open one
through Sunday, Nov. 2-4, at the El Paso Community Block Party & Wellness Fair
hour early to meet performers, with animal rides
Southwest Art Scene 26-27
Convention Center. This year’s theme is “O — El Paso Coalition for the Homeless hosts the
Deer!” Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, and 10 and other activities. Reserved and floor seats are
free event for children, youth, adults, families, and
a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. About 200 $28 and $22. Admission: $18. Information: super-
veterans experiencing food insecurity and home- Taking a Look Back 28
Liner Notes 29
merchants will fill the center, along with live, Ticketmaster or call 562-1444.
lessness 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 17, at
Taste of El Paso — The area’s “ultimate culi- Keep on Bookin' 29
entertainment and photos with Santa. Tickets at Memorial Reserve, 3100 Copper, with access to
the door: $10 ($8 seniors, military, children 6-12; nary experience” is Thursday, Nov. 8, at El Paso health screenings and information about local pro-
free for children under six). Two-day tickets are Convention Center, with samples from top grams and services, food and other giveaways. On Stage 30
$15 Information: 584-3511 or restaurants, paired with either a craft beer or Information: 843-2170 or Stage Talk 31
Film Scene 31-32
Storytime with Santa is noon and 2 p.m. wine tasting. Doors open at 5 p.m. for a cocktail
Saturday, and 10:30 a.m. and noon Sunday.
German Advents-Bazaar — The annual arts
hour (cash bar) and light appetizers, followed by a
LumberJack Bash is 6 to 11 p.m. Thursday, Nov. samples at 6 p.m. Tickets: $35 (Ticketmaster).
and crafts festival is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Viva Juárez 32
December Preview
Nov. 17, at Building 757 on Carter Road in Fort
1, with performance by Dirty River boys, heavy 33
Freedom Fest — Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss. Admission is free. Information: 201-5939,
El Paso FishNet 34
hors d’oeuvres and private shopping. Tickets: $75.
Bliss, 1611 Haan, hosts its 4th annual Veterans 201-5942 or
A Flannel & FlapJacks Children’s Party is 9:30 to
Advertiser Index 34
Day weekend Carnival at 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday and The Christmas fair features various handmade
11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, with breakfast,
2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10-11, with bands, car- products and German food. German beer and
Subscription Form 34
entertainment, crafts and admission to the fair.
Tickets: $15. nival rides and performers, games, lucha libre, live
artists, pony rides, beer and food. Fireworks finale Please see Page 5

El Paso’s Professional Singers and Chamber Players
Nov. 30 - Dec. 1 - Dec. 2
7:30 p.m. Friday
5 p.m. Saturday
2:30 p.m. Sunday
Five For Brass will play 30 minutes
before each performance
Our annual musical celebration ushers in the
Advent Season in El Paso with classical choral
masterpieces and holiday favorites, featuring The Consort
Singers, with Bruce Nehring, Conductor and Organist,
along with Five for Brass and Instrumentalists.
We invite the audience to
join us in singing familiar carols.
All tickets are $15, available at the door
Also may be purchased at
Zion Lutheran Church is on Pershing just north of Montana and two blocks
west of Piedras.Front entrance on Pershing Drive Elevator for handicapped off
Pershing. Alternate entrance on Montana Street side, through the glass doors.

November 2018 El Paso Scene Page 3
• Nov. 19: Eastern Mew Mexico he other day I went to a local phar-
• Nov. 28: NM State macy for a flu shot — the first flu
Football shot I had received in 50 years.
• Nov. 10: Middle Tennessee I really don’t have any reservations
• Nov. 24: Southern Miss about flu shots — I just don’t get the flu
UTEP Volleyball takes on Charlotte’s Nov. that often and never think much about it.
4, and the rifle team challenges Alaska- Now that I’m officially a senior citizen,
Fairbanks Nov. 15, and Air Force Nov. 17. I’m supposedly more at risk from the flu
Scene Spotlight highlights events
and its complications. Furthermore, now
advertised in this issue. ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ —
that I’m on Medicare, the flu shot is free,
so why not.
Shakespeare on-the-Rocks closes its sea-
son with the Shakespeare comedy Nov. 9-
Besides, I finally realized that even peo-
Día de los Muertos at the Marketplace —
10 at Chamizal National Memorial. Page
ple who don’t get the flu should still get
Marketplace at Placita Santa Fe hosts a
the flu shot because it lowers the chances
Day of the Dead event Oct. 27 with sea- 30.

that they might pass on the flu bug to
sonal items, Candy Mayer’s Día de Los ‘The Shape of Things’ — El Paso
someone else. You can be a carrier with-
Muertos loteria and other more. Page 35. Community College Theater Ensemble
presents the Neil Labute play Nov. 9-18 at out getting sick. With our 1-year-old ***
University Dance Company — UTEP EPCC Forum Theater, directed by Matthew granddaughter coming to visit for Last month’s Hike up Cristo Rey spon-
Department of Theatre and Dance presents Smith. Page 9.
Thanksgiving, that’s a pretty good reason sored by El Paso Scene got rained out. To
a program of original work choreographed
to take an extra precaution. be precise, it got muddied out. The rain
by UTEP Dance faculty and guests Nov. 1- Paso del Norte Trail — The grand opening
This year’s shot was voluntary, at least. poured so much the day before that the
trail was considered too slippery for a
of the new trail is Nov. 10 at Riverside Park
In 1968 the Hong Kong flu had become a
4 at Wise Family Theater. Page 18.
group hike. The good news is, we’re
with family fun walk, scavenger hunt and
pandemic, killing up to one million peo-
planning another hike for 11 a.m. Sunday,
Día de los Muertos Que Florenzca la Vida other activities. Page 7.
— La Mujer Obrera hosts its Day of the ple worldwide. Public health officials
Dead celebration with food, arts, altar dis- Nina Cobb Walker exhibit — A pop-up art
decided everyone should get a flu shot. Dec. 30. It will probably be colder, but
plays and live entertainment Nov. 3 at Café exhibit by “The Trailside Impressionist” is
At my high school, the “shot” was very hopefully drier. Check next month’s
MayapEan. Page 5. Nov. 10 at Woman’s Club of El Paso, fea-
literal — the nurses used “jet gun injec- Scene for details.
turing her latest work. Page 23.
tors” that fired the vaccine directly into ***
Fort Bliss Holiday Bazaar — Fort Bliss
our arm without a needle. Call to artists and photographers: We
are always looking for good winter
NCO Wives Club hosts its annual bazaar ‘The Music of The Night’ — El Paso
Public health agencies always take the
scenes of El Paso for our December and
Nov. 3-4 at the Fort Bliss Trading Post. Symphony Orchestra, conducted by
flu very seriously, fearing that each new
January covers. If you have an image (or
Page 5. Bohuslav Rattay, presents the music of
outbreak could spread out of control.
images) you want to be considered, send
Andrew Lloyd Webber Nov. 16-17 at the
Magoffin Home State Historic Site That fear stems from the great Spanish
them to me at You
Plaza Theatre. Page 15.
November events: Page 26. flu pandemic of 1918, which killed as
• Nov. 3: Cooking Class Las Artistas — The annual Las Artistas Art
many as 50 million people across the can send low-resolution jpegs — if we
• Nov. 10 and 24: Yoga Class and Fine Crafts Show is Nov. 17-18 at Epic
globe. As this month’s feature story decide to use any, we’ll request a high-
• Nov. 14: Braintrust Bag Lunch talk Railyard Event Center, with more than 100
points out, El Paso was hit as hard as resolution image as needed.
• Nov. 15: Make-A-Thing artists and craftspeople, including UTEP
anywhere else in the country. ***
• Nov. 17: Victorian Sci-Fi Club. students. Page 13.
Ironically, many of the soldiers struck Couldn’t help but notice the El Paso
down by the flu had just returned from Times’ latest circulation report that came
out in early October. They’re printing less
Eckankar events — Eckankar: The Path to ‘The Beginning of Advent’ — Bruce
Europe where the “War to End All Wars”
than 20,000 copies a day; back when El
Spiritual Freedom hosts a Light and Sound Nehring Consort hosts its annual musical
was winding down. The armistice was
Paso Scene began in 1993, the Times cir-
Service Nov. 3, and a Spiritual Book dis- celebration of ushering the Advent Season
signed Nov. 11, a date now celebrated as
culation was nearly 65,000.
cussion Nov. 17 at El Paso Public Library’s Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at Zion Lutheran Church.
Veterans Day, but the war against the flu
We started printing 11,000 copies per
Memorial Park Branch. Page 16. Page 3.
would last into 1919.
Crossland Gallery — Showing Nov. 3-Dec. ‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ — El Paso
By the way, the Spanish got a bad rap monthly issue back then and grew quick-
14 at El Paso Art Association’s gallery is Playhouse hosts the family holiday comedy
for this pandemic. When the flu spread ly, leveling off at 40,000 copies per issue,
“Celebrating…Wonderful You,” works by Nov. 30-Dec. 16, directed by Janet Beatty-
across war-torn Europe, Spain was a neu- which remains our current circulation.
various artists. Opening reception is Nov. 3. Payne. Page 30.
tral country and was more willing to pub- I never imagined that the day would
Page 14.
licize the disease in its newspapers. So come when the Scene would print more
than twice as many copies per issue as
‘The Nutcracker’ Ballet — El Paso Ballet
that deadly strain of flu became associat-
Submissions are being taken for the
the daily paper. Unfortunately
Theatre and UTEP’s 9th annual presentation of
ed with Spain and the name stuck.
exhibit “con.FIGURE.ation.five.2019”
Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet is Nov. 30-Dec. 2
through Jan. 9.
at Magoffin Auditorium. Page 24.

November 2018
La Union Maze — The maze and pumpkin
The Vajrasattva Purifying Meditation
patch runs weekends through Nov. 4 on
Hwy 28 in La Union, N.M. Page 23
Practice — A free introductory course on Randy Limbird
the meditation practices is Dec. 1 at Doris Editor and Publisher
Van Doran Public Library, with instructor El Paso Scene is published by Cristo
Rey Communications as a monthly guide
El Paso Live! — El Paso Live events: Page (915) 542-1422
17. Eternity Wauls. Page 21.
to entertainment, recreation and culture in Albert Martinez
• Nov. 8: Taste of El Paso, Convention
Hal Marcus Gallery — Opening Dec. 6 is the El Paso area. Copies are provided Advertising &
“Latina Arte,” works by eight regional Latina free at selected locations. Subscriptions Circulation Director
• Nov. 10-11: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s
artists. Page 2. are $10 a year, sent by 3rd class mail. (915) 920-7244
‘The Sound of Music’ at the Plaza Theatre
The gallery’s annual “Happy Hippie Circulation: 40,000 copies. Lisa Kay Tate
• Nov. 27: Magical Cirque Christmas at
Holidaze” arts and crafts fair is Dec. 15-16.
Deadline for news for the
Abraham Chavez Theatre News Editor

December issue is Nov. 19
• Nov. 30: The Fab Four: The Ultimate (915) 542-1422 ext. 4
Southern New Mexico
Tribute at the Plaza Theatre Editorial Associates:
• Dec. 1: George Lopez “The Wall” tour at Home Grown — The New Mexico Food The December issue comes out Nov. 28 Yvonne T. Herrera, Will Summers
Abraham Chavez Theatre Show and Gift Market is Nov. 17-18 at New
Advertising Executive:
Winterfest activities are Nov. 17-Jan. 6 Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum in Las El Paso Scene
Roman Martinez
throughout Downtown El Paso. Cruces, featuring goods by the state’s P. O. Box 13615
UTEP Sports November Home Schedule
growers. Page 20. El Paso, Texas 79913 Circulation Associate:
Randy Friedman
— Page 34. Lighted Christmas Parade — Downtown PH: 542-1422
Women’s Basketball Silver City’s 28th annual parade, “A E-mail: Contributing Writers:
• Nov. 4: St. Mary’s (Volleyball game also Storybook Christmas” is Nov. 24 in the his- Carol Viescas, Brian Chozick,
that day) toric Downtown District. Page 33. Myrna Zanetell, John McVey Middagh
• Nov. 14: CSU Bakersfield
Jay Duncan
• Nov. 17: NMSU Fountain Theatre — Mesilla Valley Film Subscription Form is on Page 34
• Nov. 23: Nicholls State Society’s theatre on the Plaza in historic Visit El Paso Scene Online at
Men’s Basketball Old Mesilla shows independent, art, foreign
• Nov. 6: UTPB and other non-mainstream films. Page 31.
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Page 4 El Paso Scene November 2018
November Roundup Bring Your Dog to the Maze Day is Sunday,
Nov. 4. Shot records required.
Cont’d from Page 3 Cost: $12 ($10 military; $7 seniors 65-75); $6 for
ages 2-5 ($5 military.) Free for age two and sen-
gluehwein, German coffee, cakes, pastries and iors over 75.Tickets in advance at
cookies will also be sold.
All proceeds go towards social projects on both Halloween
sides of the border.
Massacre on Marshall Road — Fort Bliss’s
Celebration of Lights — The annual parade annual haunted house is open 6 p.m. 10 p.m.
and lighting of San Jacinto Plaza is Sunday, Nov. Fridays and Saturdays, through Oct. 28, and 6
18 at to help kick off the El Paso WinterFest p.m. to midnight, Wednesday, Oct. 31. Not rec-
Celebration. Information: ommended for children under 1. Admission: $5.
The “Scherr Legate Presents Celebration of Information: 588-8247.
Lights Parade” begins at 5 p.m. on Texas Street,
going through the Segundo Barrio neighborhood, Forbidden Acres — The Haunted House
the Paseo de las Luces (El Paso Street). The 1.5- experience is 7:30 p.m. to midnight nightly Oct.
mile route ends back at Texas Street, with more 26-31, at 13161 Tobacco Road. Admission: $15
than 60 attractions and walking groups adorned in cash only. Information: 256-3088 or on Facebook.
lights participating. Celebrate the Skeleton — El Paso
The traditional lighting of San Jacinto Plaza is at Community College’s Jenna Welch and Laura Bush
5:55 p.m. Entertainment at the plaza continues Community Library, 6701 S. Desert, hosts an
through 11 p.m., with music, vendors, an outdoor evening with candies, costumes and seasonal crafts
ice-skating rink and more. 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, for all ages.
The Plaza will be filled with more than 400,000 Admission is free. Information: 831-8840.
mini-lights adorning 120 trees, along with a 30-
foot tower tree filled with holiday decorations. — EPCC Fall Festival — El Paso Community
The lights at San Jacinto Plaza will shine daily from College hosts the festival 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday,
5:30 p.m. through 1 a.m. through Jan. 6. The Oct. 31, at EPCC’s Valle Verde campus’s
parade and plaza lights are organized by the City Americana Language Village, 919 Hunter, with
of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department. costume contest for ages 0-12, carnival rides, food
and games. Activity bracelets: $15 for all rides
Las Artistas — Las Artistas 48th annual Art and (individual ride tickets may be purchased). Ticket
Craft Show is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 booths open at $15. Information: 831-2096.
a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17-18, Epic Railyard
Event Center, 2201 E Mills, with more than 90 KLAQ Haunted Houses of Terror — The
artists and craftspeople, and art students from El annual haunting at Desert Warriors Paintball,
Paso and around the country. Cost: $5; free for 13900 Montana featuring five haunted houses for
age 17 and younger. Information: 319-4541 or one ticket price. Hours are 7 p.m. to midnight Friday, Saturday; 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday-Thurday
and Sunday, and 7 p.m. to midnight Halloween
WinterFest — El Paso Live with the Hospitals night, Wednesday, Oct. 31. Recommended for
of Providence and Providence Children’s Hospital, ages 14 and older. Admission: $20. Information:
hosts ice skating and various winter events begin- 502-3968 or
ning Nov. 18-Jan. 6 in Downtown’s Arts Festival
Plaza and surrounding areas. This year’s ice rink ‘Terror Trail Haunted House’ —
offers interactive features, along with holiday WinkeyDoodles Paintball Adventures, 401
shopping, seasonal food and drinks, lights, décor Anthony, in Canutillo, hosts its two-acre Haunted
and more. Skating is $8 ($7 military; $5 age 5 and House 7:30 p.m. to 11:45 Fridays and Saturdays,
younger). Spectator admission is free. Open seven and Halloween Night, and 7:30 to 9:45 p.m.
days a week. Season passes; $35, good for one Sundays, through Nov. 3. Ages 10 and older wel-
session per day. Tickets online at come; no costumes may be worn to the trail.
Information: 534-0600 or Tickets available 30 minutes prior to each per-
Kick-off is noon to 11 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. formance, or online at
Information: 877-FEAR (3327).
FirstLight Federal Credit Union Sun
Bowl Parade — The 82nd annual Sun Bowl City Halloween carnivals — The City of El
Parade is 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 22 Paso Parks and Recreation Department’s annual
(Thanksgiving Day), at Montana and Ochoa and Halloween Happiness throughout the city at area
proceeds three miles to Copia. This year’s theme recreation centers Wednesday, Oct. 31. The car-
is “Amazing Feats” with Grand Marshal WWE nivals include family costume contests, jumping
Superstar Sin Cara. Review stand tickets (near balloons and other types of family fun. Call local
First Baptist Church, 805 Montana): center for times. Admission is free.
$10. Information: 533-4416 or Kern Place Halloween — The Kern Place
Last Thursdays Gallery Crawl — The Association’s annual Halloween events are
Downtown monthly evening gallery crawl an art Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Madeline Park. Time,
market includes nearly two dozen pubs, restau- information: or on Facebook at
rants, stores and galleries 6 to 10 p.m. the final Kern Place Association.
Thursday of the month. Admission is free to most KLAQ Halloween Parade — The annual
events. Information: parade is Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Album Park,
3001 Parkwood, and returns there. The parade is
Mazes & Pumpkins 1.9 miles and lasts about one hour. Prizes will be
given in various categories. No entry fee, but
El Paso’s Corn Maze — The 10-acre maze entries must display “KLAQ.” Parade usually
and pumpkin patch is open 1 to 9 p.m. Saturdays begins at 3:30 p.m., but early arrival strongly
and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 4 at encouraged; pre-registration is 10 to 3 p.m.
1100 Old Hueco Tanks Road (south of I-10 at Exit Information: 544-8864 or
35). Admission: $10.95; $9.95 military/teacher
with ID; $8.95 age 3-11; free for ages 2 and Trick-or-Treat Off the Street — Bassett
younger. Information: 915-213-4FUN (4386), Place mall, 6101 Gateway West, hosts its annual or on Facebook. safe trick or treat event 4:30 p.m. (until the candy
runs out) Wednesday, Oct. 31. Alta Vista
La Union Maze — The 12-acre cornfield maze Optimist Club will be located near the Food
is open through Nov. 4 at 1101 NM 28 in La Court passing out candy to those who dress up.
Union, N.M., next to Zin Valle Winery. Open 5 to All children in costume welcome to participate,
10 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, and admission is free. Information: 772-7479 or shop-
noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. This year’s theme cele-
brates El Paso’s “Monarch Butterflies.”
Information: 549-1323 or Please see Page 6

November 2018 El Paso Scene Page 5
November Roundup more. Food available for purchase, and a country
store offered. Admission: $12 ($10 children under
Cont’d from Page 5 12; free children under 2) $2 discount for military
with ID. Information: (575) 526-1919 or
Día de los Muertos
Día de los Muertos — The Calavera Red White & Brew Wine and Beer
Coalition hosts its celebration of Day of the Dead Festival — The wine and beer event is 5 to 10
at Old Mesilla Plaza with altars, food, music, sto- p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in Plaza De Las Cruces on
ries, dancing and piñatas Friday through Sunday historic Main Street in Downtown Las Cruces.
Nov. 2-4. Admission is free. Information: (575) Tickets: $15 (includes souvenir tumbler); age 21
647-2639 or free with legal parent of guardian. No pets
allowed. Information: (575) 522-1232 or red-
Concordia Día de Los Muertos —
Concordia Heritage Association and Paso Del
Norte Paranormal Society celebrate Day of the Renaissance Artsfaire — The 47th annual
Dead 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Concordia event, sponsored by the Doña Ana Arts Council,
Cemetery, 3700 E. Yandell with10-foot mojigan- is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4
gas (dancing skeleton puppets), a scavenger hunt, p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3-4, at Young Park, Walnut
live music, Aztec dancers, food trucks, face and Lohman in Las Cruces. Information: (575)
painters, dancers, poetry readings, arts and crafts 523-6403 or
and ceremonial offerings. Tickets: $5. Information: The fair offers handcrafted items created by
497-1126, 593-8906 or artists from around the Southwest, food support-
Guests may come dressed as Calacas or Catrinas ing area non-profit organizations,wine and beer
(skeletons). garden, Children’s Realm, jousting on horseback,
and entertainment on several stages. Royal pro-
‘Que Florezca la Vida’ — La Mujer Obrera cession at 1 p.m. both days.
Café Mayapán, 2000 Texas, hosts its 21st annual Admission: $10; free for age 12 and younger;
Day of the Dead 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, advance discount tickets (two for $15) offered at
with traditional foods, Danza Azteca, live music, Pic Quik stors or at No pets except
workshops and community altars. Admission is service animals. VIP passes are $80.
free. Information: 217-1126, or Free Royal Shuttle departs from the southwest
Facebook at mujerobrera. parking lot of Mesilla Valley Mall, starting at 9 a.m.
Noche de Calaveras Procession and Christmas Jubilee — The 31st annual Ruidoso
Concert — The Day of the Dead event is 5 to 9 shopping extravaganza is Friday through Sunday,
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in Downtown El Paso, Nov. 9-11, at the Ruidoso Convention Center,
inspired by El Paso Museum of Art’s exhibition on with 80 merchants, a food court, holiday music
“Jose Guadalupe Posada, After Posada: and decor. Pictures with Santa and kids’ crafts
Revolution.” The parade and celebration begins at Saturday and Sunday. Hours are noon to 6 p.m.
the museum with mariachis, dancers, marching Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to
bands, catrinas, calavera masks and large-scale 3 p.m. Sunday. Hosted by the Ruidoso Valley
marionettes designed by celebrated Colectivo Greeters. Admission: $2 (free for active duty mili-
Ultima Hora of Mexico City. The event ends with tary and children under 12). Information: (575)
a concert. Information: 212-3068 or epmamem- 808-8052 or
Attendees are encouraged to wear Day of the ‘Heros, Hops, and Hollywood’ — Friends
Dead costumes and masks, and to bring candles, of New Mexico Film hosts the film fest and comic
flowers and remembrances of loved ones. con Friday through Sunday, Nov. 9-11, in Truth
or Consequences along Main and Broadway with
Veterans Day films, brewery and art gallery parties, and a classic
car show. Event begins at 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to
San Elizario Veterans Day Celebration 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with comic-con at T
— San Elizario Genealogy and Historical Society or C Civic Center 400 W. 4th. Cost: $40.
hosts the 22nd annual patriotic celebration with a Information: (616) 283-1654 or
parade beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at
Socorro and Thompson Road and going to Noche de Nachos — Visit Las Cruces pres-
Veterans Memorial Plaza. Information: 383-8529 ents “Night of the Nachos,” in which
or heaps of cheese, nearly 5,000 pounds of tortilla
Veterans Celebration begins at 10:30 a.m. chips, and mountains of chile come together to
make the world’s largest nachos Saturday, Nov.
Veterans Day Parades — Veterans Day is 10, at Plaza de Las Cruces on Main Street. Also
Sunday, Nov. 11. Local celebrations are planned featured are local artisans, food trucks, and
for Saturday and Sunday. nachos on the plaza. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
• San Elizario Veterans Day Parade begins at 9 Tickets: $15 (free age 12 and under). Information:
a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 (see above). (575) 541-2286.
• The Las Cruces Veterans Day Parade is 3 p.m. Headline entertainer is Grupo Status 8:30 to 10
Saturday, Nov. 10, along Water and Main Street. p.m. Mariachis and ballet folklórico dance groups
This year’s theme is “Salute to Women Veterans.” also will perform. A screening of “Nacho Libre” is
Information: 3 p.m. at the Rio Grande Theatre. Tickets: $5.
• The annual Northeast Veterans Parade is 9 a.m. The current Guinness World Record for the
Sunday, Nov. 11, at Stahala and Hondo Pass and World’s Largest Nachos is 4,689 pounds, set in
ending at Old Glory Memorial at Diana and Lawrence, Kansas.
Gateway North for ceremony. Information: Jimmy
Melver, 549-5031. Veterans’ Day Car Show — The annual car
show is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the
Mesilla Veterans Day — A ceremony honor- Veterans Center, 992 S. Broadway, Truth or
ing the town’s veterans is 11 a.m. to noon Sunday, Consequences, N.M. Antique and classic vehicles
Nov. 11, at Parque de los Veteranos, Avenida de will be on display along with a swap meet and
Mesilla and Calle del Norte in Mesilla. concessions. On-site entry for participants is $30.
Information: (575) 524-3262, ext. 116. Spectator admission is free. Information: (575)
894-4222, or
Southern New Mexico Children’s Business Showcase — Cruces
New Mexico Pumpkin Festival — The 10th Kids Can hosts a showcase of kid’s businesses fea-
annual festival celebrating the fall gourd is 11 a.m. turing vendors age 6-16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27-28, at the Saturday, Nov. 17, at Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 N.
Mesilla Valley Maze and Lyles Family Farm, 3855 Main Street. Information:
W. Picacho, Las Cruces. Corn maze, pumpkin
painting, slides, hayrides to the pumpkin patch and
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November Roundup West Texas Fort Bliss Holiday Bazaar — The NCO Las Artistas — Las Artistas 48th annual Art and
Wives’ Club hosts the annual bazaar Nov. 3-4 at Craft Show is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10
Cont’d from Page 6 Alpine Artwalk — Alpine, Texas’s 25th annual the Trading Post on Fort Bliss, Bldg. 1717 Marshall a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17-18, Epic Railyard
Gallery Night events honoring dozens of Big Bend (at Hahn). More than 100 vendors from through- Event Center, 2201 E Mills. More than 100 artists
Kids 6 are invited to create a business plan, artists is Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16-17, at out the Southwest offer arts, crafts, antiques and and craftspeople, including students from the
develop a product or service and then open for more than two dozen Alpine studio and gallery
food such as homemade baked goods, bratwurst, UTEP Metals and Ceramics program, sell a wide
business at the Cruces Kids Can Downtown locations. Most locations open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Mexican food and more. Door prizes offered. range of art and fine crafts: paintings, prints,
Marketplace. both days as well as a silent auction and an
Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. ceramics, glass, jewelry, metal, leather, wood,
“Hecho a Mano” open-air food and art market at
HomeGrown — The 5th annual New Mexico to 4 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds benefit various chari- wearable art and more. Cost: $5; free for age 17
Kishmish Plaza. Admission is free. Information:
Food Show and Gift Market is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kiowa Gallery, (432) 837-3067 or table projects; admission fees go to the club’s and younger. Information: 319-4541 or lasartis-
Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17- scholarship fund. Admission: $1; free ages 17 and
18, at the NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, The Artwalk Art Car Parade is noon Saturday younger. Information: 309-0970.
Calvary Chapel Craft Fair — 8 a.m. to 2:30
4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. Admission: $5 down Holland Ave from Alpine Civic Center to PFLAG Holiday Fair — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at 1771 N. Zaragoza.
per vehicle; first 100 vehicles each day receive a Jackson Field. Free live music throughout town Saturday, Nov. 10, at St. Andrew Presbyterian Information: 855-4565.
free burlap shopping bag. Information: (575) 522- begins at 6 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday, with
Church, 2155 Wedgewood. Information: 209-
4100 or headline acts at 10 p.m. at Railroad Blues and Ole Viva Los Muertos Festival— El Paso Punk
Award-winning salsas are featured, as well as 2667 or
Crystal Bar. Rock Flea Market hosts the Día de los Muertos
wine, pies, cookies, sauces, jams, honey, jerky, St. Francis Xavier Christmas Fair — 9 style indoor and outdoor festival 2 to 10 p.m.
pecans, pistachios, gift baskets and more. Bazaars and fairs a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at El Maida Shrine, 6331
’Toys For Kids’ Parade — The Las Cruces NMSU jewelry sale — The students of
Sunday, Nov. 10-11, at the parish hall, 519 S. Alabama, with altars, food trucks, a mercado,
Motorcyclists’ 38th annual toy drive parade begins Latta. Information: 532-2761. demonstrations and workshops, performances,
NMSU’s jewelry and metalsmithing program will
at noon Sunday, Nov. 18, at Mesilla Valley Mall music and large art installations, Loteria, prizes,
hold their 36th annual jewelry sale 7:30 a.m. to 7 St. Paul’s Fall Festival — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
and ends at the Las Cruces Convention Center at face painting, a jumping balloon, and more.
p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at NMSU’s Barnes and Saturday, Nov. 10, at St. Paul’s United Methodist
University and El Paseo. Registration is 9 to 11:30 Information: 478-9971 or on Facebook at El Paso
Noble book store on University Ave. Information: Church, 7000 Edgemere Information: 772-2737
a.m. at Mesilla Valley Mall. Punk Rock Flea Market.
(575) 646-1238 or or
Bike show, live music, vendors and more follow
at Convention Center. Call for cost: (575) 527- Please see Page 8
7552 or on Facebook.
Christmas on the Pecos — The boat tour
along the Pecos River runs Nov. 23-Dec. 31 in
Carlsbad, N.M. The 26th annual event showcases
the winter wonderland of more than 100 festively
decorated houses. Twelve to 15 tours are offered
nightly 5:30 to 9:45 p.m.; ticket office opens at
4:30 p.m. No tours offered Christmas Eve.
The 40-minute tours depart from Pecos River
Village Conference Center, 711 Muscatel. Tickets
are $15 Sunday through Thursday and $20 Friday
and Saturday; $10 and $15 for ages 5-12 (4 and
younger free with lap pass). Tickets should be
purchased in advance; many dates sell out.
Information: (575) 628-0952, christmasonthep- or on Facebook. FREE FAMILY FUN WALK AND SCAVENGER HUNT
The Carlsbad Winter Wine Festival is noon to
6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Features wines from
New Mexico wineries, arts and crafts, holiday RIVERSIDE PARK Join us as we open a new path to healthy
entertainment. Tickets available from the Carlsbad
Chamber of Commerce. Admission: $10 in
living, with 3.4-miles of walking trails,
advance; $12 at the door (includes 10 tastings and
Alameda St. and Vocational Dr. exercise stations, scenic seating and
souvenir glass). Age 21 and older only. 9 a.m. - Saturday, November 10, 2018
Information: (575) 522-1232, carlsbadwinter-
shade structures. or on Facebook.
A VIP Party is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30.
Admission: $25 (VIP tickets sell out early).
Silver City Lighted Christmas Parade —
The 27th annual Silver City Lighted Christmas
Parade, “A Storybook Christmas,” begins at 7
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, in the historic
Downtown district. Information: (575) 534-1700, or silvercitymain-
‘Rock of Ages’ — The living history guided
tours are 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. See You on the Trail!
30-Dec 15, at Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Information: (575) 785-2232 or
For more information visit

Dressed in historic costumes, park staff will guide
visitors on a lantern-lit tour of the front half of the
Big Room. Cost: $10 ($5 ages 5-16); no children
under 5 admitted. Reservations required; space is
limited. Reservations, tickets: (575) 236-1375.
The tour will feature a re-creation of the historic
Rock of Ages Ceremony, which was regularly con-
ducted in the Big Room from 1928 to 1944.
Visitors will be immersed in total darkness as mys-
terious voices fill the cavern, singing the hymn
“The Rock of Ages.”
‘Christmas in the Foothills’ — The historic
Black Range town of Hillsboro, N.M. invites Funded by the Paso del Norte Health Foundation in partnership with The City of El Paso and El Paso Water.
Christmas shoppers for a holiday studio walk 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Hillsboro
Community Center, with a wide array of vendors
selling specialty arts and hand-crafted gifts.
Admission is free. Information: (575) 894-1698.

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November Roundup University Avenue, Las Cruces. Hours are 4:30 to Something for everyone Purifying Meditation Practice are offered by
7:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 Eclectic Spiritual Practitioner Eternity Wauls.
Cont’d from Page 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 per day; Texas Hold ‘em — Texas Hold ‘em poker Information: 490-6440.
$12 for a weekend pass. Proceeds benefit La Casa nights are 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, and Classes (same content taught):
Inc. shelter for victims of domestic violence. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Monti Warrior Zone, • 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at
Zin Valle Arts & Crafts Fair — Zin Valle 21171 Medic, on East Fort Bliss. Cost: $15, open
Information: (575) 526-2819 or Memorial Park Public Library, 3200 Copper.
Vineyards, Hwy 28 in Canutillo (3/4 mile north of to the public age 18 and older. Information: 741- • 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Doris Van
FM 259), hosts it arts and crafts fair noon to 5 River Run Craft, Farmers and Kids 3000. Doren Public Library Family Room, 551 Redd Rd.
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Information: 877-4544 or Market — The market featuring local produce and crafts is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Young Professionals Leadership Summit Mission Trail Master Plan — A public design
December at River Run Shopping Plaza, 1071 — United Way’s Young Leadership Society will charrette on the future of Mission Trail is Tuesday
Mission Trail Harvest Market — The final present “Engage,” a summit geared toward young
Country Club. Admission is free. Information: through Friday Nov. 13-16, at Ysleta Del Sur
market of the season is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, professionals in the borderland region, at 11 a.m.
Clara’s Brass Teapot, 300-0688. Pueblo Tribal Courthouse, 9241 Socorro Road.
Nov. 18, at Veteran’s Memorial Plaza, 1500 Main to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at DoubleTree Information: Heritage Tourism Coordinator
Street in San Elizario. Live entertainment featured Desert Crossing Holiday Market — Downtown, 600 El Paso St. Evening mixer at the Valerie Venecia, 546-2177, ext. 3108,
in the park gazebo. Information: 594-8424 or Ardovino’s Desert Crossing will host its 14th DoubleTree’s Sky Lounge. Ticket information:, or annual market 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Kick-off and hands-on design session is 7 to 9
in the Sunset Hall, featuring more than 200 local
Downtown Artist and Farmers Market Faces of Diabetes Conference — The 15th
p.m. Tuesday, with open design studios 10 a.m. to
artists, craftspersons and vendors from the
— The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and “work-in-
Farmers Market and guest artists. Santa will be on annual Faces of Diabetes Conference is 7 a.m. to
Affairs Department’s market for area artists and progress” presentation 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
hand for pictures. Admission is free. Information: 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Radisson Hotel-El Paso
regionally grown agricultural products is 9 a.m. to
(575) 589-0653, or on Facebook at Airport, 1770 Airway, hosted by El Paso Diabetes Creative Community Meetings — AIGA El
1 p.m. each Saturday in the Union Plaza District Association. Information:
ArdovinosDC. Paso and Artspace Lofts host the monthly series
along Anthony Street. Information: 212-1780 or Registration: $75 to $200 for professionals; $30 of meetings for the creative community every Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market — for students at third Thursday of the month (Nov. 15) at
More than 230 permanent vendors in arts, crafts,
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Border Mass — The Peace & Justice Ministry
Artspace E Paso Lofts, 601 N. Oregon. The event
produce, baked goods and other food items are
Crossing — The 14th annual market runs 9 a.m. of the Dioceses of El Paso, Las Cruces and Juarez
is for artists, writers, illustrators, developers, pho-
offered at the market 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert tographers, marketers, IT specialists, business
Wednesdays and Saturdays along a 7-block area of will host the mass in memory of migrants who
Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, owners, freelancers, and more. Admission is free
Main Street, Downtown. Information: (575) 541- have died crossing the border at 10 a.m. Saturday,
N.M. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; and the public is invited. Information:
2288 or Nov. 3, at the end of Anapra Road (off McNutt
brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) or on Facebook.
Road in Sunland Park). Bring a chair. Information:
589-0653, ext. 3, or on Facebook Tierra de Vida Community Farm — La 872-8422.
A Cocktails with Creatives follows at 8 p.m. at
at FarmersMarket. Mujer Obrera and Centro Mayapan’s farmer’s the Gray Dog, 500 N. Oregon.
market events are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Friday Decoration Classes — Event Creators, a new
Kern Place Art and Farmers Market — ECCM Conference — The annual ECCM con-
and Saturday, at Cafe Mayapán, 2000 Texas design studio at 12673 Zulema, hosts a series of
The final monthly market of the season is 8:30 ference is Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 15-18,
Avenue. Information: Information: 217-1126. design workshops 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. selected
a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, at 205 Cincinnati Saturdays. Spaces are limited. Information: Marilu
at Christian Joy Center, 1208 Sumac. Admission is
Street (between Stanton and Mesa). Information Upper Valley Artists and Farmers Aleman, 502-0244 or my
free. Registration, times: 595-1307, Market — The market is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or on Facebook at CJCElPaso.
Sundays, at the Substation on Doniphan at Sunset. Eckankar programs — Eckankar in Texas
La Casa Holiday Bazaar - The 28th annual National Transgender Day of
Admission is free. Information on Facebook at hosts free programs at 3 p.m. selected Saturdays
bazaar featuring regional vendors is Nov. 30-Dec. Remembrance — Borderland Rainbow
Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market. at El Paso Public Library Memorial Branch, 3200
2 at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. Center, 2714 Wyoming, hosts the event to
Copper. Information: (703) 434-1196 or eck-
remember transgender people, gender-variant
individuals, and those perceived to be transgender
• “Replacing Fear with Love,” Light & Sound
who have been murdered 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday,
Service is Nov. 3.
Nov. 17, with speakers, lighting of candles, and an
• “Spiritual Wisdom on Conquering Fear,” discus-
open mic. Admission is free. Information: 263-
sion on books by Harold Klemp, is Nov. 17.
4623 or
Weight Loss and Diabetes Prevention —
El Paso Crohns & Autoimmune Disease
Trinity Health Coaching will hosts free introducto-
Support Group — The support group meets
ry programs on CDC’s Diabetes Prevention and
at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month (Nov.
Weight Loss Program 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday,
20) in the Paul Foster Education Building, Room
Nov. 3, and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at
211, TTUHSC, 4800 Alberta, Information: Carrie
Cielo Vista Natural Market, 8900 Viscount. RSVP
Wilkie, (214) 708-2989.
at 449-9012 or
Flu and Pneumonia Vaccinations — The
Aviation Hall of Fame — The El Paso
“Immunize El Paso” clinics for eligible persons
Aviation Association’s Hall of Fame banquet is 6
ages 6 months and older are at various schools
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at War Eagles Air
and other locations through November for those
Museum, 8012 Airport Road at Doña Ana County
on Medicaid, Children’s Medicaid and Chip. Call
International Jetport. Keynote speaker is “Doppler
for cost, eligibility, clinic locations, and schedule:
Dave” Speelman, chief meteorologist for KVIA-
TV. Honoree is Robert Bob Dockendorf, director
of the War Eagles Air Museum. Cost: $55. Public Scenic Sundays — Walkers, runners, cyclists
is invited. RSVP by Nov. 3 to 581-3866. and skaters are invited to enjoy Scenic Drive,
Information on Facebook at El Paso Aviation between Robinson and Wheeling, free of traffic
Association or War Eagles Air Museum. from 7 a.m. to noon Sundays. Scenic Sundays give
people the opportunity to walk, run, bike, or
Compassionate Thanksgiving — Vegetarian
skateboard along Scenic Drive, and offers views of
Society of El Paso hosts its 25th annual vegetarian
El Paso and Juárez, Mexico. Dogs on leash permit-
Thanksgiving feast at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at
ted. Admission is free; road closed to car traffic at
Radisson El Paso Airport. A vegan dinner, open to
this time. Information: 541-4416 or
the public, will be followed by guest speaker
Harold Brown, founder of
Reservation deadline is Nov. 6. Cost: $24 ($22 Cocktails with Friends — The Networking
VSEP members; $10 children under 12); pay at Group hosted by Pronto Body Shop is 5 to 8 p.m. Information: 877-3030 or the second Thursday of every month at Alamo
Brown is former beef and dairy farmer. After a Drafthouse’s Glass Half Full Tap Room, 250 E
health crisis forced him to confront heart disease Montecillo, with free drinks to the first 30 busi-
in his family, he went vegan. Brown was outreach ness professionals, live music by Xavier Tisa
coordinator for Farm Sanctuary and was featured Gonzales and networking opportunities.
in the documentary film “Peaceable Kingdom.” Admission is free. Information: 691-9442 or
Introductory Meditation Class — Free
introductory meditation classes on The Vajrasattva
Please see Page 9
Page 8 El Paso Scene November 2018
November Roundup Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Fiesta at 8 p.m. and dance 9 p.m. to midnight with cash
— Actor, producer and activist Wilmer bar. Formal black and white or military dress
Cont’d from Page 8 required. Proceeds benefit Silhouette Scholarship
Valderrama, best known for his roles in “That 70s
Show” and “The Ranch,” is guest speaker at the Fund. Tickets: $40. Information: 821-4385.
chamber’s 28th annual gala event Saturday, Nov.
El Paso Lupus Support Group — The sup- El Paso Giving Day — Nonprofit organiza-
3, at Fort Bliss’s Centennial Club, 11199 Sergeant
port group for any individual interested in learning tions and donors can take part in the 3rd annual
Churchill. Information: 566-4066 or
more about lupus meets 10 a.m. to noon the first day of promoting philanthropy, engaging new and
Valderrama, who grew up in Venezuela, current-
Saturday of the month (Nov. 3) at Life Church’s younger donors, and using social media to
ly stars in the drama “NCIS.”
Community Room, 1580 Joe Battle. Admission is improve the community Thursday, Nov. 15.
free; friends and family welcome. Information: Marine Corps Birthday Ball — 19th Rifle Information: * Free Property Price Opinion
319-9427 or on Facebook at KnowLupusElPaso. Company, USMCR Foundation of El Paso, Texas,
Beardfest — Chuco Barbas Brotherhood pres-
* Cash Offers
hosts it 11th annual ball celebrating the 242nd
Faith & Grief Luncheon — People of all ents the beard competition 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
* Down Payment Assistance for First Time Buyers
U.S. Marine Corps birthday 5 p.m. to midnight
faiths are welcome to monthly luncheons for Friday, Nov. 16, at Rockhouse, 9828 Montana,
* Real Estate Career Available
Saturday, Nov. 3, at The Forum Ballroom, 3800
those experiencing the loss of a loved one noon to with live music, raffles and trophies for competi- * Buying, Selling, Leasing, & Managing
Mattox, with music by Dora Reyes and Jose
1 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month, at tors. Proceeds benefit Veterans Transitional Living * Residential, Commercial, & Business Properties
Sandoval, free soda and keg beer. Cocktail hour
First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison. Center and Opportunity Center for the
begins at p.m. with birthday ceremony at 6 p.m.,
Admission and lunch is free; reservations strongly Homeless. Cost: $5 and/or blanket donation
encouraged. Donations welcome. Registration:
562-7660 or
dinner at 7 p.m. and dance 8 p.m. to midnight.
Dress is semi-formal (suit with tie). Cost: $35
donation per person. Information: 234-0192 or
(includes free raffle ticket). Information: 494-2308
or on Facebook at Chuco Barbas Brotherhood. David Levy
GED classes — High School Equivalency Stuff the Truck — The Salvation Army hosts a
Program (HEP) and UTEP host free GED classes
Brunch, Barks & Bingo — The 9th annual
housewares and clothing drive 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Agent
and tests for migrant and seasonal farmworkers Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17-18, at Barnett Direct 915.5323378
benefit for Animal Rescue League is 11 a.m. to 2
and their immediate families Mondays through Harley Davidson, 8272 Gateway East. Fill the
p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at Ardovino’s Desert
Fridays at UTEP’s Graham Hall, Room 206, 500
Crossing’s Sunset Hall, 1 Ardovino Drive in
W. University. Class times are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please see Page 10
Sunland Park. Grooming service and other pet-
Monday through Friday (flex times). Open enroll-
geared vendors will be available, along with a pet
ment. Information: 747-5567 and
costume contest. Well-behaved and leashed pets
welcome. Cost: $25 (includes 5 bingo cards).
Brunch not included. Reservations recommended:
For a good cause (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.
Free doggie treat with donation of cleaning sup-
Elks Lodge Toiletries Drive — Elks Lodge
plies, new or gently used collars, leashes and/or
187, 2278 Trawood, Suite C, hosts a drives noon
canned dog or cat food.
to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 and Nov. 17, collect-
ing toiletries to benefit the area’s needy. Hot dogs El Paso Toy Run — El Paso Motorcycle
for participants, while supplies last. Items also Coalition’s 36th annual toy run parade begins at
accepted during regular lodge hours, 9 a.m. to 3 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at International Trick
p.m. Monday through Friday, plus Fridays after 6 Driving School 141 Quinella in Sunland Park and
p.m. Information: 532-4441 or ends at El Paso County Coliseum. Toy drop-off is
The final drive of the year is Dec. 15. at 11 a.m. with food, door prizes, music and
Order toiletries online that will ship directly to more. All proceeds benefit needy children of the
lodge at the TTP “Wish List” at El Paso area. Entry: $10 plus a new toy donation
($5 or more value). Information: 494-4881, 740-
Child Guidance Center’s Dinner and
9991 or on Facebook.
Roast — Sally Hurt-Deitch, Vice President for
Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer Harvest Gathering fundraiser — Mustard
for Tenet Healthcare, will be honored at the El Seed Cafe and Westside Community Church host
Paso Child Guidance Center’s annual fundraising the event 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at 201
dinner and roast 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at E. Sunset. All-you-can-eat soup, salad and bread
El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place. provided by D’Lox, Great American Steakburger,
All proceeds will go directly to the Center. 150 Sunset, Ripe restaurants and the Mustard
Tickets: $150 ($1,250 table for ten); available at Seed Cafe. Pastors from the community will be Information: 562-1999. guest servers. The El Paso Cowboy Gospel Band
will perform. Raffles and a silent auction offered.
Chamber of Commerce Gala — The 119th
Tickets: $25, available in advance at
annual Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce or at the Mustard Seed.
gala celebrates “Día de Los Muertos” 6:30 to
Information: 440-SEED (7333), mustardseed-
11:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at El Paso Convention or on Facebook.
Center, with live music by Orkestra Mendoza and
Fungi Mungle, cocktails, dinner and dancing, photo Option for the Poor — The annual awards
booths, folklorico dancing, and other live perform- dinner, “Rejoice and Be Glad,” hosted by Diocese
ers. Black tie event; masks and face painting of El Paso Peace and Justice Ministry is 6 to 9 p.m.
encouraged. Tickets: $115. Table sponsorships Thursday, Nov. 8, at Santa Lucia Parish Hall, 518
available starting at $1,500. Information/RSVP: Gallagher, with keynote speaker Father Miguel
534-0500. Registration at Briseño. Tickets: $35; available at brownpa- Information: 872-8422.
Howl at the Moon — The benefit for the
Humane Society of El Paso is 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. Special Olympics Casino Night — Special
2, at 150 Sunset, 150 E. Sunset in the Upper Olympics Texas Greater El Paso Area-19 hosts its
Valley, with dinner, live music and live and silent fundraiser gala 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at El
auctions. Tickets: $75 ($750 table for ten). Paso Tennis Club, 2510 St Vrain, with gaming
Information: 532-6971 or tables- blackjack, craps, and roulette, as well as a
silent auction. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics
Dance for Kids’ Sake — Big Brother Big
Texas athletes in El Paso. Tickets: $40 ($70 cou-
Sisters of El Paso will host its 11th annual local
ples); includes $5,000 in play money per guest.
take on the show “Dancing with the Stars” at 6
Open to age 18 and older. Information: Marsha
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Plaza Theatre. Local
Baray, 533-8229 or
corporate, political and media celebrities star as
dancers and judges to money and awareness for Black and White Ball — Silhouette Civic &
the needs of more than 100 at-risk children and Social Club’s 45th annual ball is 7 p.m. to midnight
the benefits of Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Centennial Banquet and
Admission: $50. Information: 544-4203, Conference Center, 11199 Sergeant E. Church Street on Biggs Field. Social hour is 7 p.m., dinner

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November Roundup staring at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in the off any time at all El Paso Fire Stations. Presbyterian Church, 631 Resler. Program pre-
Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon. Vigil follows 4 Information: 667-0206 or 834-5772. sented at 11 a.m. after the meeting; topic to be
Cont’d from Page 9 to 6 p.m. with an “on the spot” spontaneous fash- • El Paso Animal Service needs blankets and tow- announced. Anyone age 18 or older interested in
ion show by participating organizations. els to keep the pets warm. The shelter goes quilting is welcome; no experience needed.
donations truck with gently used housewares and
Information: 249-0108 or through hundreds of blankets a day. Gently used Information:
clothing. For every 20 pounds of donations (up to
blankets, comforters and towels may be brought
200 pounds), donors receive a raffle ticket for Blanket Drives
to the shelter at 5001 Fred Wilson. Information: Area attractions
more than $4,000 in prizes. First 300 donors • ‘B-Warm’ Blanket Drive — The Braden
212-7297 or
receive a Thanksgiving turkey; first 250 donors Aboud Memorial Foundation’s blanket drive runs Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200
each day receive free food from local eateries. All Nov. 3-Dec. 22. New blankets, twin size or larg- Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park,
proceeds will help provide shelter, clothing, and er will be collected during “blanket Saturdays” at Club news N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through
food for El Paso’s homeless families and individu- the B Strong Office in Placita Santa Fe, 5024 Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday; and 10
Germania Club — The Germania Club of El
als. Information: 565-6532 or Doniphan, #2. Information, additional drop-off a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Simulcast rac-
Paso’s monthly luncheon is at 11:30 a.m. sites: 833-0393 or ing begins at 10 a.m. everyday. General admission
Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Underwood Golf
• El Paso Fire Department and Extreme Weather and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200
World AIDS Day — Borderland Rainbow Course, 3200 Coe, Fort Bliss. Newcomers wel-
Task Force collect new blankets to very young, or
Center free hosts a movie screenings of come. Information, reservations: 755-5471.
elderly and/or ill in need through the winter
”Longtime Companion” and “Love! Valour! Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305 Yaya
months. New blanket donations can be dropped Westside Welcome Club — Information:
Compassion!” in observance of Worlds AIDS Day Lane, at Socorro Road. The center features a
museum on the Tigua tribe. Hours are 10 a.m. to
The monthly free newcomer coffee is 10 a.m.
4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Free chil-
Friday, Nov. 9, at the home of Birgit Curdahay, 4
dren’s activities daily. Admission is free.
Cielo Lindo in Anthony, N.M.
Information: 859-7700,
The monthly luncheon is 11 a.m. Wednesday,
Native American Dances are on the hour 11 a.m.
Nov. 14, at Billy Crews, 1200 Country Club, in
to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Santa Teresa. Patricia Wright of El Paso
Fresh Indian bread is on sale at the center, made
Department of Health will talk on “Flu
Saturday mornings. Also featured are family-oper-
Prevention.” Cost for lunch: $22 (for vegetarian
ated gift shops, featuring jewelry, pottery and
options, indicate with reservation). Send check to
other crafts.
WWC, PO Box 13167, 79913, or bring to month-
ly coffee. RSVP (by Nov. 2): 474-5205. Indian Cliffs Ranch — The working cattle
ranch in Fabens offers a children’s zoo, buffalo,
El Paso Philatelic Society — The El Paso
longhorns, deer, rattlesnake pit, movie sets and
stamp club meets 7 to 9 p.m. the second Tuesday
the Fort Apache playground. It’s also home to the
of every month (Nov. 13) at St. Clement’s
famous Cattleman’s Steakhouse. Information:
Episcopal Church, 810 N. Campbell (at Montana).
(915) 544-3200 or
Admission is free for first-time visitors; $12 annual
membership fee. Information: 833-5154. Plaza Theatre Tours — The free weekly
tours are noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at the Plaza,
El Paso Retired Teacher Association —
125 W. Mills in Downtown El Paso. Meet under
The association’s luncheon meeting is noon
the Plaza marquee. Information: 534-0660.
Wednesday, Nov. 14, at El Paso Wyndham, 2027
Wyndham. Costs: $18. Reservations: Lila Murphy San Elizario Historic District — The district
at at 1500 Main Street in San Elizario on the Mission
A joint meeting with the Ysleta Retired Teachers Trail features four art galleries, seven artists stu-
Association is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Call for details. dio/galleries, three gift shops, the Historic San
Elizario Chapel, the Portales Museum and the
Doña Ana Photography Club (DAPC) —
Veteran’s Museum. Most locations open 10 a.m.
The club hosts its awards presentations to Picture
to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4
of the Year and Photographer of the Year 7-9
p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Southwest
Information: 851-0041, 594-8424 or
Environmental Center, 275 N. Downtown Mall in
Las Cruces. Admission is free. Information:
(575)323-3624 or La Viña Winery — 4201 S. NM Highway 28,
one mile north of Vinton Road. Information: (575)
PEEP Learning Lab — Photography
882-7632 or
Enthusiasts of El Paso hosts workshops 6 to 8
The tasting room and patio are open for sales
p.m. the fourth Wednesday every other month at
and tasting of wines from noon to 5 p.m.
500 W Paisano, Second floor meeting room. The
Thursday through Tuesday (closed Wednesdays).
next workshop is Nov. 28 on Advanced
Tasting fee is $5. A daily tour is offered at 11:30
Photoshop. Cost: $5 per workshop (free for PEEP
a.m. by appointment only; the $10 fee includes
members). Light refreshments served. Payment at
the door or at
Zin Valle Vineyards — 7315 Hwy 28 in
Singles in the Son - The group develops
Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259). Free tastings
friendships among Christian singles ages 30 to 50.
are noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday.
Bible study held weekly; call days. Weekend
Information: 877-4544 or
events subject to change. All denominations are
Free music and wine tasting is 1 to 4 p.m. select-
welcome. Membership is free. Information: Andy,
ed Sundays featuring local talent. Bring a picnic.
471-1997, or on
The vineyard’s annual Arts & Craft Fair is noon
to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, featuring handmade
El Paso Northeast Quilters Guild — items from a variety of artisans.
Monthly meetings are 7 to 9 p.m. the second
Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery —
Thursday of the month (Nov. 8) at Grace
430 La Viña Road (off NM 28), in Chamberino,
Presbyterian Church, 8001 Magnetic (at Titanic).
N.M. Tasting room open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday
Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. Ages 18 and older
through Monday. Information: (915) 241-4349 or
welcome. Information:
International Coin Club — El Paso’s only
McDonald Observatory — The University of
coin club meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of
Texas at Austin-run observatory is located at 3640
the month at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church,
Dark Sky Drive, near Fort Davis, Texas. Visitor
7000 Edgemere. Admission free for first-time visi-
Center open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily (Central
tors. Information: 533-6001 or on Facebook.
Time). Information: (432) 426-4138.
Paso del Norte Quilt Guild — The guild’s Stargazing events are 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays
regular meeting is 9:30 a.m. the second Saturday and Saturdays. Reservations required. See website
(Nov. 10) of the month, at University for prices, schedule:

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For event tickets sold through Ticketmaster, call Communication and KTEP presents the NPR per-
1-800-745-3000 or go to sonality at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Temple
Unless indicated, prices listed do not include serv- Mount Sinai, 4408 N. Stanton. Dessert reception
ice charges. follows. Tickets: $5 in advance; $10 at the door.
Reservations, information: 532-5959 or temple-
Caifanes — The influential Spanish Language
rock band from Mexico City presents performs at
8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Plaza Theatre, Ghost — The Grammy-winning Swedish metal
in celebration of their 30th anniversary. Tickets: band presents their “A Pale Tour Named Death”
$59.50-$125 (Ticketmaster). at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Abraham Chavez
Theatre. Tickets: $34.50; VIP packages $222.50
Kevin Hart — The comic and actor brings his
“Irresponsible Tour” to El Paso with two shows,
Ghost’s critically acclaimed fourth sacred psalm
7 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the
“Prequelle” debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard
Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $61.50-
Top 200 Albums chart. The album and its accom-
$131.50 (Ticketmaster).
panying EP Popestar resulted in a Grammy for
No cell phones, cameras or recording devices
“Best Metal Performance.”
will be allowed at this show.
Their album “Popestar” debuted at the No. 1
Hart’s “What Now” tour sold out venues
position on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and
throughout North America, Europe and Australia,
Hard Rock Albums chart.
grossing over $100 million worldwide. The
upcoming El Paso show generated so much ‘Rodgers + Hammerstein’s The Sound
response that a second show was added. of Music’ — The musical story of Maria and the
His 2017 memoir “I Can’t Make This Up: Life von Trapp family opens the Broadway in El Paso
Lessons” debuted at No. 1 on the New York 2018-2019 season Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10-
Times Bestseller list. He voiced the title character 11, at The Plaza Theatre. Information: 231-1111
in “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” or
and was featured in the Sony reboot of “Jumanji” The musical has won Tony, Grammy and
alongside Dwayne Johnson and Jack Black. Academy Awards for Best Score, including “My
Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry
Ozuna — One of the hottest reggaeton and trap
Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.
singers in Latin music performs at 8 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 25, at El Paso County Coliseum, Gilbert Gottfried — The comedy legend
4100 E. Paisano, for his “Aura Tour.” Tickets: known for Saturday Night Live, Crank Yankers,
$60-$130. (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-9899. Comedy Central Roasts and more performs at
Ozuna was named Top Latin Artist of the Year 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16-
at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards and Artist of 17, at El Paso Comic Strip, 1201 Airway.
the Year at the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Gottfried puts aside political correctness for his
Awards. Ozuna’s 2017 Odisea Tour included a live performance and fires an onslaught of jokes
sold-out stop at the El Paso County Coliseum that know no boundaries. Age 17 and older
Nov. 30. admitted. Tickets: $20 ($25 VIP and Front 50);
available at Information, reserva-
Gipsy Kings — The Gipsy Kings’ Tour Gipsy
tions: 779-LAFF (5233) or
Unidos is 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Plaza
Theatre. The group blends traditional flamenco Bronco — The popular Norteño band performs
with western pop and Latin rhythms and have at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the Plaza
toured virtually non-stop for the past 25 years. Theatre, with their modern take on a classic
Tickets: $49-$79 (Ticketmaster) sound. Tickets: $49-$89 (Ticketmaster).
Franco Escamilla — The Mexican comedian, Anuel AA — The Puerto Rican rapper per-
musician and radio announcer, known as “The forms at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at El Paso
Master of Sarcasm,” returns to El Paso at 7 p.m. County Coliseum. The performer is considered
Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: one of the early pioneers of the Latin trap move-
$39 to $125 (Ticketmaster). ment. Tickets: $60-$115 (Ticketmaster).
After studying at the Monterrey College of
NB Ridaz Reunion Concert — The hip-hop
Music and Dance, Escamilla embarked on a career
group featuring Zig Zag, MC Magic and Dos per-
in comedy, building an audience with his YouTube
forms at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Plaza
channel. By 2016, he was hosting his own
Theatre, with guest performances by platinum
comedic talk show, “El Show de Franco
recording artist Frankie J, San Diego favorite Lil
Escamilla,” on Spanish-language network Estrella
Rob and Los Angeles soulstress Trish Toledo.
Tickets: $45-$80. Gold meet-and-greet packages:
Derik Nelson & Family — Showtime! El $125. (Ticketmaster).
Paso opens its season with the family ensemble at
The 70s Reunion Party — The tribute to
7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Abraham Chavez
musical era of the ’70s is 6:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Theatre. Individual tickets available at the door
Saturday, Nov. 24, at Las Cruces Convention
only. Information: 247-2726, Events@show-
Center, 680 E University, with Disco, Soul and, or on
Motown Hits performed by Top Las Vegas
Entertainers. Taco Bar open until 8 p.m. Tickets:
Siblings Derik, Riana and Dalten perform unique
$49 general admission; $79 VIP. Tables for 4, 8 or
arrangements of popular music.
10 available with advance reservation (the70sre-
Barak — The popular Latin Christian group per- Information: (575) 520-8776.
forms for Conference Empoderados at 9 p.m. Performers include Grammy Award winner
Saturday, Nov. 3, at El Paso County Coliseum, Hazel Payne of A Taste of Honey, Norman Carter
4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $30 general admission of William Hart’s Delfonics, Gregg Austin’s The
(Ticketmaster). Magic of M-Town & More (Motown Review),
Tyriq Johnson of Serpentine Fire (Earth, Wind &
Carol Burnett — The comedian/actor’s Nov.
Fire tribute), and Las Vegas’ soul singer Bobby
4 apppearance the Plaza Theatre has been can-
Rose. Special guest is Las Cruces native Paul
celled. A new date for 2019 is expected. Refunds
Benavides of MALO.
can be requested at point of purchase.
Susan Stamberg — Impact|Programs of
Excellence, along with the Jewish Federation of
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Here’s the Ticket and 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Abraham Chavez or on Facebook at Los Tucanes de Tijuana — The popular
Theatre. Tickets: $37.50-$89.50 (Ticketmaster). Broadway in El Paso. Mexican band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
Cont’d from Page 11 VIP Meet & Greet Package available one premi- 9, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $39.50-
Roadshow Christmas Tour — The Christian
um reserved seat one individual photo with $119.50(Ticketmaster).
‘A Magical Cirque Christmas’ – The all ages music tour featuring Matthew West, Matt Maher,
Lopez, early entry, draw string bag, official George
holiday event that transports guests to the golden Lopez golf towel, signed tour poster and com-
Building 429, Plumb, John Wilson and the John Metallica — Heavy metal legend bring their
age of entertainment with mind-blowing talents, Wilson Orchestra, and Leanna Crawford is 6 p.m. Worldwired tour to El Paso at 7:30 p.m.
memorative VIP laminate.
stunning costumes, comedy and more is 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at NMSU’s Pan American Center. Thursday, Feb. 28, at UTEP’s Don Haskins
Television’s groundbreaking sitcom “George
Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $20-$160; VIP packages available. Center. Each show begins with the Light It Up
Lopez” ran for six seasons. For two seasons,
The performance features some of the best talent pre-show party hosted by comedian Jim Breuer.
Lopez hosted “Lopez Tonight,” a late-night televi- ‘Finding Neverland’ — Broadway in El Paso
from around the globe performing circus acts, live sion talk show on TBS. Lopez is also known for Ticket information via Ticketmaster.
presents the audience Choice Award for Best
music and vocals. Tickets: $29.75 to $79.75. VIP: his extensive charity work with various founda- Musical, based on the Academy Award winning ‘PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate
$129.75. On-stage seating also available. tions. film, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. Adventure’ — The Nickelodeon presents a live
The Fab Four — The “Ultimate Tribute” of the ‘Christmas Wonderland’ Holiday 11-12, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30-$70. adventure at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, and
Beatles is 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at The Plaza Spectacular — Broadway in El Paso present Information: 231-1111, noon and 4 p.m. Sunday, March 23-24, 2019, at
Theatre. The Emmy Award winning show takes the special holiday performance at 7 p.m. or on Facebook at Broadway in El Paso. El Paso County Coliseum. Chase, Marshall,
Beatles fans on journey back in time through three Saturday, Dec. 8, at The Plaza Theatre. Santa and Rubble, Skye, Rocky and Zuma take over the
his merry helpers take audiences on a nostalgic
2018 K-LOVE Christmas — The national
eras of legends John, Paul, George and Ringo. stage for an action-packed, music-filled live stage
Christian Music radio service’s Christmas Tour is
Tickets: $25, $35, $45 and $55.(Ticketmaster). journey of holiday favorites like “White show will with stars of the top-rated animated
7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Abraham Chavez
Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland” and many preschool series. Tickets start at $20. Limited
George Lopez — The El Paso favorite bring his Theatre featuring Big Daddy Weave, Kim Walker
more. Tickets: $25-$60. Information: 231-1111, number of VIP (Very Important Pup) packages
“The Wall Tour” to El Paso for two shows, at 7 Smith (of Jesus Culture), Brandon Heath and Sarah
available for $120 (Ticketmaster).
Reeves with special guests Becca Bradley and
Jonathan Chu. The tour features favorites from
these performers as well as holiday favorites.
Bill Maher — The “politically incorrect” comic
returns to El Paso at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 2,
Tickets: $23-$75 (Ticketmaster).
at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $59 to $99
Jesús Adrián Romero — The popular Latin (Ticketmaster).
Christian music singer performs at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 15, at El Paso County Coliseum,
Ron ‘Tater Salad’ White — The cigar-smok-
ing, scotch-drinking stand-up comic from the
4100 E. Paisano, with special guest Jon Carlo.
“Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon makes his
Tickets: $25, $40, $55 and $75
return to El Paso with his new show at 8 p.m.
Thursday, April 4, 2019, at The Plaza Theatre.
A Merry-Achi Christmas — Mariachi Sol de Tickets: $43 to $53 (Ticketmaster).
Mexico presents its holiday show at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 17, at the Plaza Theatre, with tra-
New Kids On the Block — The 1980s “boy
band” legends bring their Mix Tape Tour to El
ditional carols played by the 13-piece ensemble.
Paso at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at UTEP’s
The show includes a fusion of the traditional holi-
Don Haskins Center, with special guests hip-hop
day spirit Mexican and American Christmas songs
icons Salt N Pepa, Naughty By Nature, and pop
and carols. Tickets: $27-$57 (Ticketmaster).
stars Tiffany and Debbie Gibson. Tickets: $33.20-
Il Divo — The tenor group’s “Timeless Tour” is $83.20; VIP packages available (Ticketmaster).
8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Abraham Chavez
Theatre. First discovered and mentored by Simon
Steve Martin and Martin Short — The
two American comedy legends’ “Now Your See
Cowell of American Idol fame 15 years ago, Il
Them, Soon You Won’t” show is 8 p.m. Friday,
Divo has since sold more than 30 million albums.
May 31, at Abraham Chavez Theatre, featuring
Tickets: $47-$107; with VIP packages $292-$593
the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko. With a
mix of storytelling, song, and comedy, the event
Jason Mraz and Toca Rivera — The showcases the artistry of the two longtime friends,
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and alterna- who both have had major comedic careers in both
tive rock artist and “vocutionist” Toca Rivera TV and film. The show includes Steve Martin’s
present their “Live in Stereo” Tour at 8 p.m. banjo-playing and Martin Short’s singing and
Tuesday, Dec. 18, at The Plaza Theatre, with celebrity impersonations. Tickets: $79.75-$299
special guest Gregory Page. Tickets: $39.50 to (Ticketmaster).
$95 (Ticketmaster).
Sesame Street Live ‘Let’s Party’ — The
Venues & series
Sesame Street Live returns with a new show Dec. Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information:
22-23, at Abraham Chavez Theatre, presented by 351-9909. Tickets at
Feld Entertainment. Showtimes are 10:30 a.m. • Murcielagos Halloween Cover Show is 8 p.m.
and 2:30 p.m. both days. Tickets start at $20 Friday, Oct. 26, at The Perch, with bands cover-
(Ticketmaster). Information: 231-1100 or ing the Misfits, Cock Sparrer, Sick of it All, Charles Bronson, and one more to be announced.
Admission: $5 (free with costume).
‘The Great Russian Nutcracker’ — The
• Día de los Muertos show featuring Green Velvet
Moscow Ballet presents its “Dove of Peace Tour”
Latmun is Wednesday, Oct. 31. Admission: $22.
at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, and 1 and 5 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 23, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: Lowbrow Palace — The music venue and
$28-$89. (Ticketmaster). Group discounts and VIP nightclub new venue has moved to 1101 Texas.
packages available. Information: Doors open one hour prior to show time.
Concerts are all ages, unless otherwise listed.
Wild Kratts LIVE 2.0 — The Emmy-nominat-
Surcharge for ages under 21. Tickets at lowbrow-
ed PBS Kids series presents its live production,
“Activate Creature Power” at 6 p.m. Thursday,
• The House 3: Nightmare on Robinson Street is
Jan. 24, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $25-$47.50
10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26. Admission; $5.
VIP packages offered (Ticketmaster).
• Oh Sees — The psych-punk band performs at 9
CNCO – The Latin American boy band discov- p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, with Prettiest Eyes and
ered on the first season of “La Banda” perform at Pilots of Venus. Tickets: $18-$20.
7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at El Paso County • Starcrawler — Rock band, 9 p.m. Wednesday,
Coliseum. Tickets: $40.50-$130.50 Oct. 31. Tickets: $12.
(Ticketmaster). • Big Data — The electronic band behind hits like
“Dangerous” and “Bombs Over Brooklyn” pres-
Shen Yun — The celebration of 5,000 years of
ents the Sirius XM’s AltNation Tour at 9 p.m.
Chinese culture through music and dance returns
Friday, Nov. 2, with Castlecomber and Fitness.
for three shows Feb. 2-3, at the Plaza Theatre.
Tickets: $18.
Performances are 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1
p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $80-$150. Information: 1-
800-380-8265 or
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Ticket 16-17. Tickets: $20 ($25 VIP). Rotten Disgust. Doors open at 7 p.m. $10. music and action is 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.
Dave Attell of “Comedy Central Presents, • Metalachi — The heavy metal mariachi ban per- Tickets: $20-$50.
Cont’d from Page 12 “Crank Yanners” and more brings his “Road Work forms at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. Tickets: $10 • Big and Rich — The country music duo per-
Tour to El Paso” Nov. 29-Dec. 1. Showtimes are ( forms at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. $39-$109.
• Duckwrth — The rapper performs at 8 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday • War Ensemble (The Premier Slayer Tribute) — • Ramon Ayala — The “King of the Accordion”
Sunday, Nov. 4, outdoors. General admission: and Saturday. Tickets: $27.50 ($32.50 VIP). 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, with ArsonKill, La performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24. $30-$75.
$13. VIP packages: $65. Muerte and Extremity. Admission: $10. • Tracy Lawrence — The county star performs at
• Of Montreal — The indie rock band performs Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana,
• Ghoul — The masked death metal band per- 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Tickets: $29-$89.
at 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, with Reptaliens. specializing in metal and hard rock. For all ages
forms at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, with The Stalk,
Tickets: $19. event; all those under 21 charged a surcharge. Spencer Theater for Performing Arts —
Angrist, and SAC. Tickets: $10 in advance (limited
• Just Juice — The hip-hop artist performs at 8 Some tickets at Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information: (575)
number available); $15 at the door.
p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, with Dax. Tickets: $15. 591-7625 or Facebook. 336-4800 or
• A Very Merry Krampus 2018 is 7 p.m. Saturday,
• 3Oh!3 and Emo Nite — The electronic music • Disposable Inc. — 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, with • “The Sound of Music,” — The musical based on
Dec. 8, with El Paso bands Bayan, Signs of
groups’ “The Want House Party Tour” is 7 p.m. Red Sands. Admission: $5 at the door. All ages the tale of Maria and the Von Trapp Family
Abnormality, La Muerte and Beyond Terror,
Tuesday, Nov. 13, with Lil’ Aaron. Tickets: $25. show; part of the Rockhouse Halloween Bash Singers in pre-WWII Austria is 7 p.m. Monday and
Diosdeira of Juarez, Genocaust of Arizona and
• Mark Farina — The trailblazing DJ and producer (costumes welcome). 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12-13. Tickets: $79-$85.
Malicyde of Oklahoma. Admission: $5 or a new
performs at 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. $20. • Halloween Costume Party is Saturday, Oct. 27, • VoicePlay: A Holiday Special — The doo wop-
unopened, unwrapped toy.
• Buttertones — LA alternative band, 9 p.m. with Hereafter the Wave, BarbarianTX, style a cappella performance is 7 p.m. Friday,
• Street Sects — The punk band performs at 8
Monday, Dec. 3. Tickets: $12-$14. KnowSuffer, Hank of the Destruction Moose and Nov. 30. Two tenors, a bass, baritone and vocal
p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, with Resin Cum, The
• Bernhoft — Norwegian singer and multi-instru- Bite the Wolf. Cover: $5 ($4 with costume). percussionist share Christmas Classics and holiday
Stalk and LUTO. Admission: $5.
mentalist, 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. $18-$20. • Michale Graves — Ex-Misfits member performs favorites. Tickets: $39-$65.
• The Garden — The experimental punk duo at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, with Argyle Goolsby, Club Here I Love You — 115 S. Durango. • ‘The Nutcracker’ — Tchaikovsky’s Christmas
consisting of twin brothers Wyatt and Fletcher Roving Midnight (ex-Blitzkid) and Nim Vind. Specializing in electronic and DJ music. Most classic featuring Ruidoso’s Dalí Ballet Company is
Shears performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, • Adrenaline — The Deftones Tribute performs events are at 9 p.m. and are 18 and older, unless 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec.
with LE1F and Machine Girl. Tickets: $15. at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, with local bands Face listed otherwise. Tickets at 22-23. Tickets: $30.
• Ookay — The American electronic producers the Mirror and Dicodec. Admission: $5. Presale tickets subject to change. Information:
Flickinger Center for Performing Arts —
“Bat Habits” Tour is 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, • Anialator — The band performs Saturday, Nov. 307-7736 or on Facebook.
1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Information:
with Bonnie X Clyde and DNMO. $20-$30. 10, with Genocide Beast, • A Jackin Halloween with Danny Dance of Miami
(575) 437-2202 or
• Spendtime Palace — The California surf-rock Obeisance, Infestation of Evil and Satanik Goat is Saturday, Oct. 27. Costumes encouraged.
• “The Addams Family” — Alamogordo Music
band performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, with Ritual. Admission: $6 at the door. All ages event. Tickets: $15 in advance
Theatre presents the Tony-winning fairy tale
Brazen Youth. Tickets: $10. • Seven Kingdom and Dire Peril — 8 p.m. • Justin Martin’s “Set It Off Tour” is Saturday,
adventure 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 17, with local bands to be Nov. 17, with Maci B2B, Joe N and Vinn E.
Sunday, Nov. 2-4, and Nov. 9-10. Tickets: $12.
El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway. Shows announced. All ages show. Admission: $5. Tickets: $20. Age 21 and older.
• Artrageous — The interactive performing art
are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. • La Sanche — 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, with
experience combining dance, music and visual art
Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Satanik Goat Ritual, Infestation of Evil, and Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and
is 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. The troupe of artists,
Tickets: $6 Thursday, $12 Friday and Saturday; $8 Nyctophagia. Tickets: $5 ($6 under 21). Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Most shows limited
musicians, singers and dancers pay tribute to a
Sunday, except at listed. Closed Nov. 18. Age 17 • The Metal Night Before Thanksgiving event is to age 21 and older. Tickets through
variety of art forms, pop icons and musical genres
and older admitted. VIP Booths $10 more per 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, with or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or
culminating in a gallery of finished paintings.
ticket for all shows; available at Texas Voodoo Stomp, Mondoshawan and
Tickets: $18, $30 and $40.
Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233), Innocent Exile. Cost: $5. • Masters of Illusion — The hit CW television
• Mariachi Christmas — Thursday, Dec. 6, fea- or on Facebookp. • Pantera Tribute 333 performs 9 p.m. Saturday, series and America’s largest touring magic show is
turing traditional mariachi music and folklorico
Veteran comic and actor Gilbert Gottfried per- Nov. 24, with local bands. Admission: $10. 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26. Tickets: $20-$60.
dance. Tickets: $18, $28 and $38.
forms 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. • VEIN — Monday, Nov. 26, with Sabrewulf and • Carnival Fantastique — The celebration of

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UTEP Department of Music — from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor
Performances are at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Dreamcoat; “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” from
Performance at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise listed. Evita; “Memory” and “The Jellicle Ball” from Cats;
Tickets prices vary. Information: 747-5606 or and “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” from Jesus Christ Superstar.
• Rio Grande Concert Series featuring works of Opening notes with Dr. James Welsch are 6:30
guest composers is Sunday, Oct. 28. p.m. each night in the Philanthropy Theatre.
• Symphony Band Concert — Tuesday, Oct. 30. “aural and visual journey through time and space” Information: (575) 541-2290 or riograndethe- A free Artful Prelude is noon Thursday, Nov. 15,
• UTEP Opera presents Menotti’s “The with unique performances of popular music at 7 at El Paso Museum of Art.
Telephone” and Barber’s “A Hand of Bridge” at p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at WNMU Fine Arts
EPSYOs Fall Concert — El Paso Symphony Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society —
7:30 p.m. Friday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 Auditorium in Silver City. Tickets: $20 (age 17 and
Youth Orchestras, directed by James O. Welsch, The society presents the Jazz Unlimited Big Band
and 4. Admission: $12; $8 seniors and military, younger with paid adult (two per adult), and
opens its season with its fall concert at 3 p.m. at its monthly concert series 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov.
non-UTEP students; $3 UTEP ID. WNMU students with valid ID admitted free.
Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Abraham Chavez 18, at First Christian Church, 1809 El Paseo in Las
• Guest tuba player Scott Roeder performs Information: (575) 538-5862 or
Theatre. Ticket information: 525-8978, Cruces. Admission: $10 ($5 members; $1 students
Wednesday, Nov. 7.
UTEP Opera Fall Production — Opera or on Facebook. with ID). Coffee and dessert reception precedes
• Violinist Stephen Nordstrom and pianist
UTEP presents Menotti’s “The Telephone” and the concert at 6:30 p.m. in the foyer. Information:
Dominic Dousa perform Thursday, Nov. 8, as New Horizons Symphony — The sympho-
Barber’s “A Hand of Bridge” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Larry Brooks, (575) 640-8752 or
part of its Faculty Recital Series. Tickets: $8 ($5 ny’s fall concert, directed by Jorge Martinez-Rios,
students/military; $3 UTEP ID). and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 and 4, at UTEP’s Holiday Revels, — UTEP Music Department’s
Associate Professor of Viola at NMSU, is 3 p.m.
• Chris Reyman performs Monday, Nov. 12, as Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission: $12; $8 sen- annual gala holiday show, “Twas the Night Before
Sunday, Nov. 11, at NMSU’s Aktinson Recital
part of the Faculty Recital Series. iors and military, non-UTEP Students; $3 UTEP Christmas,” is 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday,
Hall, 1075 Horseshoe. Concert is dedicated to Dr.
• UTEP Wind Symphony performs Thursday, ID. Information: 747-5606 or Nov. 19-20, in UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Marianna Gabbi, the symphony’s music director
Nov. 15. Also featured are selections from Puccini’s Featured ensembles include the UTEP Men and
and conductor who passed away Sept. 11.
• The annual Holiday Revels performance featur- “Madame Butterfly,” “La Boheme,” and “Suor Women’s Glee Clubs, Concert Chorale and
Admission is free. Reception follows. Information:
ing UTEP’s Choirs is Monday, Nov. 19. Angelica,” and two scenes from “Before Night Chamber Singers along with the UTEP
(575) 521-8771 or
• Jazz Concert is Thursday, Nov. 29, featuring Falls” by Cuban American composer Jorge Martin. Ceremonial Brass. Music will include holiday
Gabbi led the symphony from 1975-1999, and
commercial music, wind and percussion ensembles. ‘Mitt3n 3’ — El Paso Pro-Musica in collabora- was the first American woman invited to conduct favorites from around the world, as well as new
• The Horn Choir Concert Friday, Nov. 30. tion with the Peabody Conservatory and John in China and the first woman to conduct the choral compositions. Tickets: $5 ($3 students/mili-
• UTEP Symphony Orchestra Tuesday, Dec. 4. Hopkins University, presents a week of percus- Moscow State Symphony Orchestra. tary; free for UTEP faculty, staff and students).
• Flute Studio Recital is 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. sion, marimbas and more for its Young Artist Guest artist Javier Calderon, guitar professor at Information: 747-5606 or
NMSU Department of Music — Most per- Development Series Nov. 5-9. The residency fea- the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will perform Emerson String Quartet – El Paso Pro-
formances are at 7:30 p.m. at the Atkinson Music tures appearances at schools, senior centers, and the Rodrigo guitar concerto, Concierto de Musica presents the 9-time Grammy Award win-
Recital Hall. Admission is free, unless listed other- pop-up performances at various locations. Aranjuez. The concert will also include “West Side ning quartet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at
wise. Information: (575) 646-2304 or Information: 747-8163 or Story” selections for orchestra by Bernstein, First Baptist Church, 805 Montana. Tickets: $25 Main family performances are 7:30 p.m. “Postludio” by Heras, “An Outdoor Overture” by ($20 senior/military; $5 students) Information:
• The NMSU Opera Workshop presents “Lyrical Thursday, Nov. 8, at NMSU’s Atkinson Music Copland, and the third movement of Mozart’s 747-8163 or
Apparitions” Monday, Oct. 29. Recital Hall in Las Cruces, and Friday, Nov. 9, at Violin Concerto No. 5 performed by Daniel Vega- The ensemble has been performing for more
• The 50th annual NMSU Jazz Festival main fea- UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets: $5. Albela, NMSU Associate Professor of Violin. than 40 years, with more than 30 acclaimed
tured performances are Thursday and Friday, Orchestra Sublime — The Latin jazz ensem- Bubbles & Birthday Cake Happy Hour — recordings. Their Grammy wins include two for
Nov. 15-16.Tickets: $15 ($5 students). ble performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Rio El Paso Opera and El Paso Giving Day hosts a Best Classical Album. They have also won three
Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces birthday celebration for the opera 5 to 7 p.m. Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize and
Derik Nelson & Family — Grant County Musical America’s “Ensemble of the Year.”
Community Concert Association presents the Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Tickets: $15. Thursday, Nov. 15, at ArtSpace Lofts Gallery, 601
N. Oregon, with some refreshments and a toast LCSO with Alex Richardson — Las Cruces
to the opera. RSVP by Nov. 13 at 581-5534. Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lonnie Klein,
NMSU Jazz Festival — The 50th annual performs with guest tenor Alex Richardson at 7:30
music festival and Jazz Jump Start featured per- p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1-2, at
formances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall. The program
Nov. 15-16, at NMSU’s Atkinson Music Recital includes Neapolitan Art Songs, Tchaikovsky’s
Hall. Tickets: $15 ($5 students). Information: “Sleeping Beauty” and Holiday Festival encores.
(575) 646-5341 or Tickets: $42, $47 and $57. Information: (575) 646-
Thursday’s performance features NMSU’s Jazz II 3709, or on Facebook.
and Alumni Band with guest Chris Vadala. Spotlight Lunch with Lonnie is 11:30 a.m.
Friday features NMSU’s, Jazz I with guests Thursday, Nov. 29, at Paisano Café in Mesilla.
Wayne Bergeron and Christian Howes. Cost: $20.

Twin Kennedy — Las Cruces Civic Concert ‘The Beginning of Advent’- Bruce Nehring
Association presents the two-time Canadian Consort hosts its holiday concerts Nov. 30-Dec.
Country Music Award nominated family ensemble 2, at Zion Lutheran Church, 2800 Pershing.
at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Rio Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m.
Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 at
Downtown Mall. Tickets: $25; $5 students 18 and the door, or in advance at
older with I.D. (available at the door only); free Information:
for age 17 and younger with paying adult.
Information: (575) 405-7429 or The annual musical celebration ushers in the
Advent Season with classical choral masterpieces
EPSO’s ‘The Music of the Night’ — El and holiday favorites, featuring the Consort
Paso Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Singers, with Bruce Nehring, conductor and
Bohuslav Rattay, celebrates the music of Andrew organ, along with Five for Brass and other instru-
Lloyd Webber with guest soprano Katie Travis mentalists. The audience is in invited to join in
and tenor Chris Mann at 7:30 p.m. Friday and singing familiar carols.
Saturday, Nov. 16-17, in the Plaza Theatre, with
music from Webber’s musicals Phantom of the EPSMF applications — El Paso Society for
Opera, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita. Musicians of the Future is taking applications
Also featured is “Pictures at an Exhibition” by online for its 2019 Young Musicians Competition,
Mussorgsky (Ravel). Tickets: $16-$45; $9 and $11 Instruments for Young Lives, and OM/NI project.
for students (Ticketmaster). Information: 532- Information: 449-0619 or
3776 or • 2019 Young Musicians Competition seeks classi-
Travis recently finished her run of over 700 cal musicians age 8-19 in all instruments and voice.
shows playing Christine Daae in the North Application deadline is Jan. 39.
American tour of “Phantom of the Opera.” • Instruments for Young Lives is open to classical
Mann’s performance on NBC’s The Voice, which musicians age 8-19. Application deadline is Jan.
followed the 2012 31.
Super Bowl, was watched by a record-breaking • OM/NI (Original Music/New Ideas) call for com-
37.6 million viewers. posers is open to original scores for solo piano.
Selections include “Music of the Night” from Junior division open to age 9-16; Emerging division
Phantom of the Opera; “Any Dream Will Do” open to age 17-25. Application deadline is March
15. Information:

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Information: 532-2043, 203-7292, music@pdnbig- performs at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in the or on Facebook at PDNbigband. Spirit Garden Hall. Ages 18 and older welcome.
Fleece — The neo-psychedelic project from Truth or Consequences Brewing Co. —
Canada performs 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov 18, at Art 410 N. Broadway. The venue hosts live music
Obscura Gallery, 3206 Harrelson, in Las Cruces, acts. Shows begin at 7 p.m., unless listed other-
with Mosaic Mountains and Nicholas Roche. wise. No cover. Information: (575) 297-0289,
Howling Coyote Open Mic — The open mic guitar playing, original guitar compositions, har- Admission: $3. Information: (575) 494-7256., or on Facebook.
event’s final gathering after 13 years is 7 p.m. monica, songs and stories. • Saturday, Oct. 27: Rob Stroup & The Blame.
Jim Shearer and the Second Line
Friday, Nov. 2, at Center for Spiritual Living, 575 This combination of art and music by Dunn and • Friday, Nov. 2: Auld Lange Syne
Survivors — The New Orleans style jazz band
N. Main, on Las Cruces Downtown Main Street, Adamz was originally staged at Cypress Grove • Friday, Nov. 9: Benny Bassett
performs a benefit for KRWG radio at 7 p.m.
following the monthly Downtown Arts Ramble. Research Center (part of Audubon Canyon Ranch) • Thursday, Nov. 15: Eryn Bent
Friday, Nov. 30, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211
Doors open for jam session at 5:45 p.m. for cof- in Marshall, California on Sept. 15. • Friday, Nov. 16: TinKan Band
N. Main, in Las Cruces’ Downtown Mall. Tickets:
fee, cake and jam session; numbers drawn for per- • Saturday, Nov. 17: Voodoo Boogaloo
Raven — The British heavy metal band perform $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Information:
• Friday, Nov. 23: DJ Jah Karma
formance order at 6:30 p.m. Free admission. (575) 541-2290 or
Saturday, Nov. 3, at Joey’s Bad Company Bar, • Saturday, Nov. 24: XKE.
6263 Airport, as part of their North American
La Parada — The monthly grassroots event cel- Tour, with opening band Extinction AD. Also Rockin’ Cigar Bar — 6404 N. Mesa (at
Thunderbird). Showtime, information: 759-4159,
ebrating local culture and lifestyles is 9 p.m. to 2 Information, show time: 249-6986 or on
a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at San Carlos Building, 501 Facebook at Joeys Bad Company Bar. Love Buzz — 3011 Pershing. Age 21 and older, or on Facebook.
Texas. Art market open all night. Information: unless otherwise listed. Information: 257-3118 or • The southern rock band Artisanals perform
Las Cruces International Mariachi on Facebook at LoveBuzz915. Friday, Nov. 2, in support of their new album.
351-6023 or on Facebook at laparadaep.
Conference — The 25th annual conference • Holy Waves — The “hometown heroes” return • Invogue Records Tour featuring pop punk and
This month is a “Psychedelic Day of the Dead”
returns Nov. 7-11. Information: (575) 525-1735, at 3:11 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, with Lunas. $5. alternative bands Boys of Fall, In Her Own Words
with Golden Dawn Arkestra (ATX) & Future or on Facebook. • The Division Men — Austin acoustic husband- and Ky Rodgers is 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12.
Tense. DJ include OneManJazz, Layne Beachly
A 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Award cer- and-wife duo performs at 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4.
(Kikimora), JJ Caballero (Live Set), Tony Leal Zin Valle Free Music Sundays — Zin Valle
emony is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at New • Sugar Candy Mountain — Oakland rock group
(PART TIME) and Mundox (MATTOX). vineyard, 7315 Hwy 28 in Canutillo (3/4 mile
Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum, with perform- performs at 10:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, with local
Oldies But Goodies and Remember ance by Mariachi Atzlán. Cocktail hour is 6:30 north of FM 259), hosts free live music 1 to 4 p.m.
bands Strangus and Pet People. Admission: $5.
When — The groups perform hits from the ’50s p.m. Tickets: $65 ($700 tables). Ticket informa- on selected Sundays. Information: 877-4544 or
• North by North — The Chicago band performs
and ’60s at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the Rio tion: (575) 680-3123.
at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, with Fat Camp, State
Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Several special events will be held at the Plaza de • Nov. 4: Ricardo Valencia
Limbo and Trost House. Tickets are free; RSVP
Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Tickets: $25. Las Cruces on historic Main Street: • Nov. 18: Julio Ortiz
Information: (575) 541-2290 or riograndethe- • Student Showcase and Competition is 9 a.m. to • Nov. 25: Dusty Low. 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. Speaking Rock Entertainment Center —
Mariachi Sundays in Mesilla — The Town
• Mariachi Mass is 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday, 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Mariachi music featured 1 to 5
Art and Music — Guitarist Doug Adamz per- of Mesilla, its business community and the Las
Nov. 11. p.m. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays.
forms at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Star City Cruces International Mariachi Conference host the
Check website for schedule of tribute bands.
Studio, 120 W. Castellano, along with a reception ‘A Night In The ’40s — Paso Del Norte Big fall afternoon series 3 to 5 p.m. Sundays through
Admission is usually free. Information: 860-7777,
for the work of artist Nancy Dunn 6 to 9:30 p.m. Band, a 17-piece group, hosts 1940s style dancing Nov. 18 in the Plaza at historic Old Mesilla. or on Facebook.
Tickets: $20 at for con- and music 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Admission is free. Bring folding chairs or blankets.
• “Best in Show 2018” with Rick Springfield,
cert; reception is free. Information: 257-4777, Shundo Ballroom Dance Studio, 120 N. Paragon. Pets and alcohol not allowed in plaza. Information:
Tommy Tutone and Greg Kihn is 5 to 10 p.m. All ages welcome; BYOB, food and snacks. Door or on Facebook at Old Mesilla.
Saturday, Nov. 10. All ages event.
Adamz’ solo concert will feature his finger-style prizes and raffle offered; participants are encour- • Former Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider
aged to wear 1940s theme attire. Admission: $15.

B O H U S L A V R A T T A Y , C O N D U C T O R

‘The Cat’s Meow’ — The Snake Charmer and with 2-step, waltz, cha cha, salsa, tango, swing,
the Belly Dancer present the dinner theater fea- hustle, cumbia and more. Free Cha-Cha dance
turing Moonlite Mirage and the Desert Darlings at lesson 2 to 2:45 p.m. by George Torres of
7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Holiday Inn Sunland Shundo. Admission: $10 ($5 members).
Park, 900 Sunland Park. Tickets: $40 in advance;
$45 at the door. VIP seating is $45 through Oct.
Information: Jerry at (575) 639-3993 or on
Facebook at USADanceLasCruces.
The Music of
13. Information, registration: 691-1938 or
Contra Dance — The Southern New Mexico
University Dance Company — The UTEP
Music and Dance Society’s contra dance is 7:30 to
10:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Mesilla
Department of Theater & Dance presents the Community Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago in Las
new campus dance company and guest artists Cruces. Music by Rus Bradburd. Caller is Lonnie
7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2:30 Ludeman. The dance begins with beginners’ les-
p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1-4, at UTEP’s Wise Family sons at 7:30 p.m.; no partner or experience need-
Theatre. The performance feature original works ed. Cost: $6 ($4 youth; $15 family). Information:
from UTEP faculty members, nationally renowned (575) 522-1691 or 7:30pm Plaza Theatre
guest artists Jose Zamora and Shannon Mockli,
Dance for Dreams — Dance for Dreams
and UTEP alumni-collective Fawnz Dance
hosts a fundraising dancing event beginning at 6 KATIE TRAVIS, SOPRANO
Company. Tickets: $12-$18 ($10 on Nov. 1).
p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at Shundo Ballroom Dance
Information: 747-5118, or
Studio, 120 Paragon Lane, Suite 201, with live
on Facebook.
music dancing to salsa, merengue, bachata,
The new company that will showcase the talent
cumbia, cha-cha, kizomba and other styles, dance
and artistry of the students within the rigor of the
performances, a Caribbean vacation silent auction,
pre-professional dance world.
vendors, raffles and more. The public is welcome. F E A T U R E P I E C E S

Seniors’ Saturday Night Dance — Las Admission: $10. Information: Deliris Montanez,
Cruces Senior Programs host monthly dances 5 to (704) 293-4307, or
Music from Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals:

7 p.m. the first Saturday of the month (Nov. 3 on Facebook at dancefordreamsfoundation..
Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita
Mussorgsky (Ravel) Pictures at an Exhibition
and Dec. 1) at the Munson Center, 975 S.
‘The Nutcracker’ Ballet — El Paso Ballet
Mesquite. Admission: $3; tickets available 8 a.m.
Theatre and UTEP’s 9th annual presentation of

to 5 p.m. at the Munson Center the week before
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet is 7:30
the dance. Information: (575) 528-3000.
p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30
USA Dance — USA Dance Las Cruces NM p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, at UTEP’s Buy Tickets at or (915) 532-3776
Chapter #5058, hosts an afternoon dance 2:45 to Magoffin Auditorium. Tickets: $15 to $25, avail-
5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at Mesilla Community able through Ticketmaster or the UTEP Ticket
EPSO is presented with the support of the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department,

Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago in Las Cruces, Office, 747-5234. Information: 760-6002 or elpa-
the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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El Paso Rhinos - El Paso’s Junior League ice El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E.
hockey team’s home games are 7 p.m. Friday and Paisano. Tickets: $10; ($7 with valid military ID;
Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at El Paso County $1 for ages 10 and younger; or $8 each for pack of
Coliseum Events Center, next to the Coliseum, six) at Information: bor-
4100 E. Paisano. or on Facebook.
Season tickets $85-$400. Single tickets: $30 bal-
cony; $25 glass seats; $15 center line; $10 blue-
College sports
lines; $7 goal lines, $5 general admission. Free
admission to active military with ID. Information: UTEP Volleyball — Home games are at
479-PUCK (7825) or Memorial Gym. Games are 6 p.m. Fridays and
Home games: noon Sundays. Ticket information: 747-6150 or
• Oct. 26-28: Wichita Jr. Thunder
• Nov. 9-11: Utah Outliers Home games:
• Nov. 21-24: Northern Colorado Eagles • Oct. 26: Western Kentucky University
• Oct. 28: Rice
Berchelt vs. Roman — WBC super feather- • Nov. 4: Charlotte.
weight champion Miguel “El Alacán” Berchelt of
UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners’ home
Cnacun (34-1, with 30 KOs) defends his world
games are at the Don Haskins Center. Games are
title Saturday, Nov. 3, against Miguel “Mickey”
7 p.m. Information: 747-5234 or
Roman, from Juárez, at the Don Haskins Center.
Roman has a 60-12 record with 47 KOs). The
• Tuesday, Nov. 6: UT Permian Basin
bout will be streamed on ESPN Plus. Doors open
• Friday, Nov. 9: At NMSU
at 4 p.m. Co-feature bout is an 8-round feather-
• Monday, Nov. 19: Eastern NM
weight match between Miguel “The Scorpion”
• Wednesday, Nov. 28: NMSU
Marriago and Jose Estrella. Tickets: $35-$250.
• Saturday, Dec. 1: Northwestern
Special Olympics Fall Games — The 2018
UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home games
fall games run through Nov. 17. Spectator
are in the Don Haskins Center. Ticket informa-
admission to competitions is free. Information:
tion: 747-5234 or
533-8229 or
• 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27: Western New
• Saturday, Nov. 3: Bowling Tournament, 9:30
a.m. to 7 p.m. at Bowl El Paso, 11114 Pellicano.
• 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4: St. Mary’s
Singles at 9:30 a.m. with teams and doubles 1 to 7
• 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10: Alcorn State
• 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14: Cal State
• Tuesday, Nov. 6: Powerlifting Tournament is 6
to 9 p.m. at Fred Loya YMCA, 2044 Trawood.
• 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17: NMSU
• Friday, Nov. 9: Volleyball Tournament, 6 to 8
• 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1: Arkansas State
p.m. at Del Valley Elementary, 9251 Escobar.
The Thanksgiving Classic is Nov. 23-24. UTEP
• Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16-17: Flag Football
plays Nicholls State at 3:30 p.m. Friday and
Tournament, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 3
Abilene Christian at 7 p.m. Saturday.
p.m. at Hanks High School, 2001 Lee Treviño.
UTEP Football — The Miners’ home games
Armed Forces Classic — The game between
are at Sun Bowl Stadium. Tickets are $10-$24.
top college basketball teams is planned for 5 p.m.
Information: 544-5234 or
Friday, Nov. 9, at Fort Bliss, featuring Texas vs.
• 5:30 p.m. Oct. 27: UAB
Arkansas. The annual event, in its seventh year
• 1 p.m. Nov. 10: Middle Tennessee
and owned and operated by ESPN Events, will
• 1 p.m. Nov. 24: Southern Miss.
take place on the United States mainland for the
first time since its inception in 2012. Tickets limit- Miners Hockey Club — UTEP’s hockey
ed to base personnel only. Information: espn- team’s home games are at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, 4100 E. Paisano. Games
are 11 a.m. Friday and 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
El Paso Roller Derby — A doubleheader is 5
Tickets: $7. Information: 491-7879, info@minder-
to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at Nations Tobin, or
Recreation Center, 8831 Railroad, featuring with
• Nov. 16-17: East Baptist University
TexPistols vs. Slaughterhouse Derby Girls, and
• Nov. 30-Dec. 1: Dallas Baptist University
Beast Mode vs. Hooligans. Cost: $10 in advance;
$12 at the door; $5 for military; free for age 10 Andeavor Sun Bowl College All-America
and younger. Information: (623) 285-4670, epro- Golf Classic — The 44th annual event is Nov., or on Facebook at eprollerderby. 18-20 at El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country
The teams are part of the Women’s Flat Track Club Place. The event features America’s top col-
Roller Derby Association. lege golfers. Ping putting contest and Long Drive
Contest is 9 a.m. to noon Sunday; with rounds
‘Football FrenXi’ — The UTEP chapter of
beginning at 7 a.m. Monday and Tuesday.
Alpha Xi Delta hosts the flag football fundraiser
Admission for spectators is free. Information: 533-
for Autism Speaks 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday,
4416, ext. 205, or
Nov. 17, at Crestmont Park, 515 Chermont.
The classic is one of the premier college golf
Registration: $20. Information: anreyes2@min-
tournaments in the country, and has featured
many future PGA stars such as Davis Love III, Matt
Strongman/Strongwoman Competition Kuchar and Tiger Woods.
— The 7th Annual Strongman/Woman
NMSU Men’s Basketball — Home games
Competition begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17,
are at the Pan American Center in Las Cruces.
at Soto Physical Fitness Center on Fort Bliss.
Season tickets: $210-$400. Individual tickets to be
Events include a Log Press, Tire Flip, Truck Pull
announced. information (575) 646-1447 or
and Farmer’s Walk. Trophies for the top three fin-
ishers and t-shirts for all participants. Registration
• Tuesday, Nov. 6: North Dakota State, 7:30
required by Nov. 9. Cost: $30 ($25 DOD ID card-
holders). Information: 744-5201.
• 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9: UTEP
Borderland Roller Derby — The
Championship bout is 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at Please see Page 17

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Sports Recreational sports Information: 778-3153, or Running events
on Facebook at jlvmenscancerawareness.
Cont’d from Page 16 Capoeira Adult Beginners Series — The Oso Fun Harvest Run — The 5K Costume
month-long series introducing students to the fun- Hotel Lodging Association Golf run and 1 mile walk benefiting Bowie High School
• 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14: Saint Mary’s damental movements of Capoeira, an Afro- Tournament — El Paso Hotel Lodging Jardin is 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at Bowie High
• 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21: Eastern New Brazilian martial art, is noon to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Association’s 15th annual tournament is 9 a.m. School, 801 S. San Marcial. Registration: $40
Mexico, 6 p.m. Nov. 3-24, at Sol Studio, 4106 Montana, for ages Friday, Nov. 9, at Butterfield Trail Golf Course, through Oct. 26; $25 at packet pick up and on
• 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1: Washington State 15 and older. Classes will focus on basic stances, 1858 Cottonwoods. Cost: $125 single player; race day. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663 or
kicks, and defenses. Music, an important of $450 team of four. Information:
NMSU Women’s Basketball — Home or carleen.garcia@tmi-
games are at Pan Am Center in Las Cruces. Game Capoeira, will also be taught. Cost: $40 for the Packet pickup is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
series. Information: 996-1814 or 27, at Up and Running 3233 N. Mesa, and 7 to
time is 6 p.m. Individual tickets to be announced.
information: (575) 646-1447 or Turkey Shoot-out Golf Tournament — 7:45 a.m. on race day at the starting line. YMCA Dodge Ball Tournament — The The four-man golf scramble tournament is 8:30 Sprint for Sparks — Texas Tech University
• Tuesday, Nov. 6: UT Permian Basin annual tournament is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Underwood Golf Health Science Center Paul L. Foster School of
• Tuesday, Nov. 20: Abilene Christian Dec. 8, at Loya Family YMCA, 2044 Trawood, Complex, 3200 Coe on Fort Bliss. Entry fee: $50 Medicine hosts its 5th annual 5K race/walk along
• Monday, Nov. 26: Northern New Mexico. benefiting YMCA of El Paso’s Strong Kids (by Nov. 16); includes green fees, cart fees, lunch Scenic Drive at 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, starting at
Campaign. Teams of maximum 8 people, ages 16 and a turkey to take home. Participants can sign Newman Park, 2211 Alabama. Packet pickup is 7
NMSU Aggies Football — The Aggies’ final up in the Pro Shop. Open to the public, age 18
home game is 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, against and older. Cost: $250 per team; deadline to regis- a.m. at the assembly area. Cost: $20. Information:
ter is Nov. 21. Information: (915) 590-9622 or and older. Information: 568-1059. 215-4216
Alcorn State at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las
Cruces. Tickets: $10-$30(Ticketmaster). Proceeds benefit the Paul L. Foster School of
Information: (575) 646-1420 or Motor sports Medicine’s Medical Student Run Clinic to promote Golf Southern New Mexico Speedway — 11
breast health and provide diagnostic testing for
underserved patients in Sparks County.
First Tee Desert Classic — Rotary Club of miles west of Las Cruces exit 132, off I-10. Take
Bicycling West El Paso’s 9th annual golf tournament in south frontage road to Southern New Mexico Run Internacional: The U.S.-Mexico 10K
Fairgrounds. Gates open at 5 p.m.; racing at 7:45 Run — The 4th annual 10K race is 8 a.m.
El Paso Bicycle Club — All rides are free and memory of Jonathan Rogers begins with a shotgun
p.m. Regular season runs through late October. Saturday, Nov. 3, beginning at 300 Olivas V Aoy
open to the public; helmets required. Information: start at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Fort Bliss’
General admission: $12; free for age 10 and Avenue (at S. Mesa). Route goes by Southwest Ride schedule at Underwood Golf Course (Sunrise Course). Four-
younger; $30 family pack; $35 pit passes. University Park, San Jacinto Plaza, through Repeat riders are person scramble format. Cost: $150 ($600 team
Information: (575) 524-7913, Segundo Barrio and across the Stanton Street
encouraged to become a member of the club; of four). Information: 252-6511 or firstteedesert-
or on Facebook. Bridge into Juarez. Entry fee: $25; price goes up
dues are $18 a year or $25 per family ($30/$40
Practice is 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday. Gates open at closer to the event. No race day registration or
for two years). Join at Proceeds benefit the First Tee of Greater El
5 p.m. Pit passes: $25. packet pickup. Limited to 1,500 participants. Entry
Paso along with other community projects of the
EP Cyclists — The bicycle group offers rides for The 19th Annual USRA Fall Nationals form at
Rotary Club of West El Paso.
all levels. Weekend rides offer options of various USRA Nationals Round 3 are Oct. 25-27. To cross the border, all runners must have a
paces and distances. Starting times and locations JLV Memorial Fund Golf Tournament — passport, permanent resident card or other gov-
The 9th annual golf tournament for men’s cancer Arroyo Seco Raceway — The Southern New ernment-approved crossing identification. U.S.
are posted at For more Mexico track is located off Hwy 549, off I-10 at
information: 861-2311 or awareness begins with a shotgun start at noon Customs and Border
Saturday, Nov. 3, at Ascarate Golf Course, 6900 the Akela exit, with drag racing, motorcycle rac-
Ride Your Bicycle El Paso — Chuck Lauser ing, sportscar testing and more. Finals are Sunday, Ysleta del Sur Pueblo 5K Mud Run —The
Delta. Registration at 11 a.m. Cost: $85 per per-
hosts Tuesday night rides at 7 p.m. beginning at Nov. 18. Call for prices and times. Information: fundraising obstacle course mud run and youth
son for 4-Fun flight; $100 per person for 3-Man
San Jacinto Plaza. Lights and helmets required. (575) 494-4794 or entrepreneurship event is 8 a.m. to noon
Competitive flight.
Information: 791-2006, ASMA Track Days are Nov. 3 and 10.
Please see Page 18

November 2018 El Paso Scene Page 17
Sports $45 5K; $60 King & Queen; online at Packet pickup is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3K fun walk benefiting the YMCA’s Strong Teens 10, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, and 7 a.m. Campaign begin at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 22,
Cont’d from Page 17 Packet pickup is noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. on race day at the start line. at YMCA offices, 808 Montana (at Virginia). The
8, at the park’s Tom Mays Unit Pavilion, or at the Turkey Trot is the oldest road race in El Paso, and
Saturday, Nov. 3, at Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, 601 Flying Horse Half Marathon — The half-
race sites before events begin. follows the Sun Bowl Parade route. Cost: $25 per
Tiwa, hosted in collaboration with Speaking Rock marathon, 10K and 5K runs hosted by Race El
Most of the distances are on easy technical event through Nov. 16; $30 Nov. 17-21; $35 on
Entertainment, Prairie View A&M University Paso are 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 17, at the
desert trails. The climb to the North Franklin Peak race day. Information: 584-9622. Entry forms
Cooperative Extension Program and Ysleta del Sur “Gateway to Texas,” 100 Richard White in
is a combination of straight climbing and switch- available at all YMCA branches; registration at
Pueblo Tribal Youth Council. Cost: $40 ($20 age Anthony, Texas for runners of all levels. Proceeds
6-17). Team rate; $30 per team. Discounts avail- benefit benefits scholarship fund at El Paso
Team competition is four runners: $80 per team
able for tribal members, military, first responders, 5K for Life — The 5K run and 1 mile walk ben- Community Foundation for El Paso-area students.
through Nov. 16 in person or online; $100 per
disabled athletes and seniors. Information: 771- efiting Guiding Star El Paso is 8 a.m. Saturday, Registration (through Nov. 16): $90 half
tea; online only Nov. 17-21.
2354 or Facebook (ydspmudrun) Nov. 10, at the Guiding Star, 1411 Montana. marathon; $60 10K; $45 5K. Military discounts
Packet pickup and late registration is 11 a.m. to
Registration (through Nov. 8): $20; $15 age 9 and offered. Online registration at
Franklin Mountains Trail Runs — The ultra 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Westside Family
younger; at
marathon, half-marathon, 5K and 10K trail runs Iron Turkey 5K — UTEP’s Phi Delta Theta’s YMCA, 7145 N. Mesa, and 6 to 6:45 a.m. at the
Packet pick up is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov.
and King and Queen Race are Friday through 9th annual 5k Run and 1-mile Walk is Thanksgiving starting line on race day.
9, at Up and Running 3233 N. Mesa, or 7 to 7:45
Sunday, Nov. 9-11, at Franklin Mountains State Day, 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, at Whole
a.m. on race day at the starting line. Fiesta Series 2018 — Daily 50K, 10K, 5K,
Park. Information: Foods Market, 100 Pitt. Proceeds benefit ALS
marathon and half marathon events are 7 a.m. R.E.D. 5K — Spartyka Foundation presents the Association of New Mexico. Cost: $25 through
Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 29
run “Remember Everyone Deployed” 5K race and 1- Nov. 19; $30 Nov. 20-21; no race day registration
Dec. 2, at La Llorona Park on Picacho, in Las
Friday: King/Queen race begins at 7:15 a.m. at mile walk at 8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at El Paso or packet pickup. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-
Cruces. Early start at 6 a.m. optional. Packet pick
Munday’s Gap Trail Head. The race offers differ- Community College Transmountain campus, 9750 5663. Registration at
up is 5:30 a.m. at race day on the starting line.
ent routes of 3.5-8 miles. Gateway North. T-shirt for the first 250 regis-
Registration: or
Saturday: The 50K race is 6 a.m. and 27K is 7 tered participants. Food and Drinks at the finish Packet pick up is 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and 10
a.m. at the Upper Sunset parking lot. line. Cost: $25 through Nov. 9; $30 Nov. 10-11. a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20-21, at Up Elf Dash 5K and Toy Drives — The events,
Sunday: Half Marathon is 7 a.m., 10k race is 7:30 Team discounts for 10 or more. Information: and Running 3233 N. Mesa. sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union, are
a.m. and 5K race is 8 a.m.; online registration at Dec. 1 in Mesilla and Dec. 2 in El Paso.
YMCA Turkey Trot — The 42nd annual
Cost: $120 50K; $85 half marathon; $70 10K; Registration: $25; $35 on race day. Registration at
Thanksgiving Day 5K run, 5K team challenge and
• Mesilla: 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Old Mesilla
Plaza, 2114 Calle de Santiago.
• El Paso: 8 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at FirstLight
Federal Credit Union, 9983 Kenworthy.
Run For It 5K — Run For It, Inc’s 5K run and 1
mile run/walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at
Golden Key Park (Vista del Valle Park), 1300
Hawkins. Proceeds benefit the Assistance League
of El Paso. Registration: $20 for 5K, $15 for 1 mile
through Nov. 3; $25 for 5K, $20 for 1 mile Nov.
4-29; $30 on race day for 5K, $20 for 1 mile.
Information: Alfredo Arellano at 494-4606,
Thomas Chavarria at 867-1740 or

Winter sports
Dallas Stars Learn to Play — The Dallas
Stars Learn to Play hockey program begins 10
a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at El Paso County Coliseum
Events Center, 4100 E. Paisano. Registration:
$125. Information: or learnto-
Public Ice Skating — Public skating weekend
hours are 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays, noon to 3 p.m.
and 7 to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and noon
to 3 p.m. holidays, at the El Paso County
Coliseum Events Center, 4100 Paisano. All ages
welcome. Times may vary on days of hockey
games. Admission: $10; $8 military (skate rental
included). Skate sharpening, fitting and consulta-
tion offered for $5. Spectator admission is free.
Information: 479-PUCK (7825),
or on Facebook at El Paso Hockey Association.
Holidays on Ice sessions begin Friday, Nov. 16.
WinterFest — El Paso Live with the Hospitals
of Providence and Providence Children’s Hospital,
hosts ice skating Nov. 18-Jan. 6 in Downtown’s
Arts Festival Plaza. Skating is $8 ($7 military; $5
age 5 and younger). Spectator admission is free.
Open seven days a week. Season passes; $35,
good for one session per day. Tickets online at Information: 534-0600 or winter-
Ski Apache — Ruidoso’s 750-acre ski and
snowboarding area is open for its 53rd season
Thanksgiving weekend (weather permitting). The
Snow Report number is (575) 257-9011.
Information: (575) 464-3600 or
The Ski Apache Wind Rider is an hour-long zip-
line adventure that begins at over 11,000 feet,
spanning 8,900 feet in three sections, reaching
speeds of up to 65 mph. Reservations required;
call for cost.

Page 18 El Paso Scene November 2018
War on the
Home Front
El Paso sufffered heavy
losses fighting the Spanish flu
just as WWI came to an end

Story by Lisa Kay Tate Army bases were ground zero for
the worst onslaught of the 1918
Spanish flu pandemic. In El Paso,
casualites were greatest at Fort
Bliss and Chihuahuita.

ne hundred years ago, El Paso cele- the Diocese of El Paso, researched the

Spanish flu timeline
brated the end of World War I — but impact of the Spanish flu while she was in the United States, and New York
was still fighting another war that writing the centennial history of the City’s Board of Health adds flu to list
claimed far more lives. Catholic diocese in 2013. of reportable diseases, requiring flu
More than 600 people died in El Paso “Influenza arrived in El Paso in The Centers for Disease Control and cases be isolated at home or in a hospi-
from the Spanish flu from September 1918 September 1918 and quickly spread Prevention has a section of its website tal.
through early 1919. In one month, more throughout the region,” Young wrote in an devoted to the 100-year commemora- • October 1918: An estimated 195,000
Americans died from the flu than all article published by the El Paso Times. tion of the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. Americans were killed by the pandemic
117,000 U.S. servicemen killed in the war. “By early October, the city was in full cri- Search for “History of 1918 Flu” at virus this month alone. Cities around
Worldwide, the flu killed tens of millions sis with hospitals filled to capacity and the country closed movie houses,
of people in a matter of months, more than doctors, difficult to find as they were, Here are some of the key events listed schools and other gathering places.
the number of deaths blamed on the war, increasingly out of their offices tending to of the CDC’s timeline of the pandemic: Also that month:
which lasted over four years and ended the sick. • March 1918: Flu-line outbreaks first — The nation faced a shortage of pro-
Nov. 11, 1918. “El Paso was one of the hardest hit cities detected in the United States, including fessional nurses,
Technically known as the H1N1 virus, in the U.S.,” Young said. “Especially hard more than 100 soldiers at Camp — Cold-storage plants had to be used
the Spanish influenza has been called “the hit was Chihuahuita which was already Funston in Fort Riley, Kansas. Flu as temporary morgues in major cities
greatest medical holocaust in history.” suffering from a whooping cough epidemic activity begins to spread throughout the such as Philadelphia.
Unlike most flu outbreaks, this particular among its children.” country, as well in Europe and possibly
strain targeted people in the prime of life, Chihuahuita, nestled south of downtown • November 1918: World War I ended,
Asia. and most of the virus had run its
and none were more vulnerable than sol- El Paso next to the border, is one of the
• April 1918: First mention of the flu course. Unfortunately a combination of
diers living in camps like Fort Bliss or res- city’s oldest neighborhoods and home of
appears in a weekly public health people celebrating Armistice Day and
idents of poor, crowded neighborhoods its poorest immigrants from Mexico.
report, where information officials list- soldiers demobilizing spurred a resur-
like El Paso’s Chihuahuita. Another reason many in Chihuahuita, as
ed18 severe cases and three deaths in gence of flu.
“The vulnerability of healthy young well as the rest of South El Paso, were
Haskell, Kansas. • December 1918: Public health offi-
adults and the lack of vaccines and treat- hardest hit was that few residents sought
ments created a major public health crisis, help at hospitals or could afford to pay for • May 1918: Hundreds of thousands of cials begin education programs and
causing at least 50 million deaths world- doctor visits to their homes. soldiers are traveling across the Atlantic publicity about dangers of coughing
wide, including approximately 675,000 in In Chihuahuita “ambulances had come to each month for World War I deploy- and sneezing, and careless disposal of
the United States,” according to the the area four or five times a day to trans- ment. “nasal discharges.”
Centers for Disease Control. port the ill and dying to makeshift hospi- • September 1918: Second wave of flu • January 1919: Third wave of influen-
A century later, the pandemic remains the tals,” El Paso historian Fred Morales said begins to peak (lasting until November) za hits, but subsides by the summer.
dominant event of modern times for public in a “Footnotes in Texas History” article
health professionals, and its memory is written by Shannon Oelrich in 2009.
scarred upon the history of El Paso. Oelrich said several factors made El Paso
outside on the lawn next to the church, but just a few yards from her.
particularly susceptible.
Chihuahuita suffered most “(El Paso had) a large population with a
by the next week influenza had spread
throughout the city, and Bishop Anthony J.
Young said still today a walk through his-
toric Concordia Cemetery’s “Infant
By 1918, El Paso’s population had risen dense urban core,” she wrote, “overcrowd-
Schuler ordered cancellation of all masses Nursery” reveals the harsh reality of all
to 75,000, having grown rapidly ever since ed Mexican-American neighborhoods that
at area churches, which did not resume ages being hit by the disease.
the railroads a generation earlier had did not have hospitals or other health serv-
again until the next month. “There is a portion of Concordia
turned the town into a major crossroads of ices; and Fort Bliss, which housed soldiers
“What was especially tragic about the Cemetery that has burials of children who
America. More recently, refugee migra- in close quarters, many of whom had
influenza epidemic is that most of its vic- died during the epidemic with many of the
tion from the Mexican Revolution and the recently returned from Europe where the
tims were very young,” Young wrote. graves unmarked,” Young said.
growth of Fort Bliss had also spurred the flu had already taken hold as fighting
“One of the victims (was) a 15-year-old “In one week alone, 229 deaths were
city’s growth. raged in the battles of World War I.”
student at St. Joseph’s Academy who died recorded of whom 144 were residents of
The first cases of Spanish flu were The epidemic had become so strong than
in the middle of October. She was buried the South Side,” she said. “Before the epi-
reported in January 1918. By August, a on Oct. 3, 1918, El Paso Mayor Charles
at Evergreen Cemetery with her classmates demic began to abate in late January 1919,
second, more deadly strain was detected. A Davis ordered the closure of all El Paso
serving as pallbearers.” an estimated 1 out of 10 El Pasoans had
month later, the pandemic hit El Paso. schools, churches, courts and public gath-
A few days later, one of the teen’s teach- fallen sick and more than 600 had died.”
Author Janine Young, former Chief erings and meetings. Sunday masses at St.
ers also died of the disease and was buried
Operating Officer for the Foundation for Patrick Cathedral were ordered to be held Please see Page 20

November 2018 El Paso Scene Page 19
Spanish flu largest army bases in the U.S., Fort Bliss,
Flu always a health threat Gonzalez said, adding keeping common
surfaces clean with household disinfec-
El Paso was sure to be hit hard,” said one
Cont’d from Page 19 website dedicated to Spanish flu history.
Flu remains a major public health issue, tants should also be done regularly. “Soldiers began to return home to see their
especially in El Paso. The 2017-2018 flu This includes doorknobs, toys, counter- families and some returned home coughing
Flu wages war on Fort Bliss season had 12,405 reported cases.
Fernando Gonzalez, lead epidemiolo-
tops, and some things that people in and sneezing. As the Spanish flu’s first
1918 didn’t have to worry about: hand- stage is common cold symptoms, no one
World War I soldiers, already facing gist for the City of El Paso Department held and personal electronic devices.
death on a daily basis, were especially vul- suspected anything.”
of Public Health, said one of the biggest Gonzalez said it is as important today h Texas author and historian Mike Cox also
nerable to this disease, particularly living modes of means of preventing another for people with an infectious, airborne
in close contact to one another. When noted that east-west railroad traffic and the
large scale pandemic today is our access disease such as the flu to keep separated routine rotation of troops at Fort Bliss
World War I ended, about 40 percent of to information. from others. Stay home from school,
the U.S. Navy had been infected, and more helped bring the disease into the area.
“Nowadays, we have very sensitive church, work or other social gatherings Even with the closures of public gathering
than 4,000 soldiers succumbed to the dis- surveillance systems for the reporting of while recovering from the event, and
ease crossing the Atlantic. In all, one mil- places and the quarantines and confine-
infectious diseases,” Gonzalez said. make sure to see doctor in the early ments, the rising cases of flu in the area
lion men, a quarter of the American These systems work to update the signs of symptoms.
Expeditionary Forces, became ill. provoked El Paso officials to call on Texas
health authorities on outbreaks and Finally, he added, take advantage of Rangers to help enforce quarantines.
The Texas Historical Commission stated instances of infectious diseases such as available vaccines and get them in a
that more than 10,000 cases of Spanish flu “Rangers Ben Pennington and Bob Hunt,
the flu, so that they can react to what is timely manner. It takes two weeks for a along with others, were pulled from border
were eventually reported in Texas. The flu happening by the hour. flu vaccine to take full effect.
“disproportionately” spared the very young duty to see to it that the soldiers of Fort
Gonzalez added the creation and con- “Remember, no vaccine is 100 percent Bliss, normally an economic asset, stayed
and very old, the Commission said, but tinual advancement of vaccinations is effective, but when you add this to prac-
killed the healthiest members of society, on the military reservation,” Cox said.
another difference between the influenza ticing the other prevention methods Hunt himself became infected and died in
those between age 15 and 45. today versus a century ago. there is a better chance of contacting a
“Military towns like El Paso and San an El Paso hospital due to complications
“Countries have the capacity to pro- milder version of the flu,” he said. from pneumonia.
Antonio were hit especially hard,” the duce vaccines for new viruses, as well Those particularly susceptible are those
commission stated in its information on
Texas during WWI. “In response to the
as other antiviral treatments.”
He noted that the responsibility still
with chronic diseases, pregnant women, Daily devastation
those under the age of 5 or older than
outbreak, governments at all levels did lies on the individual to practice preven- On any given day during the epidemic,
65, and overweight individuals.
what they could to stop the spread and tion methods during the flu season. the local papers were filled with calls for
Last season, there were 21 influenza
treat the affected… Gauze masks became a “Washing your hands regularly is still doctors, death counts and funeral notices,
related deaths in El Paso, he said, most
common sight on some city streets.” the gold standard in prevention,” hopeful prevention methods and treat-
of which were preventable.
The origin of the Spanish flu in the ments, and other items related to the flu.
United States was at Camp Funston on The El Paso Herald on Oct. 14, 1918,
Fort Riley, Kansas, where “Patient Zero,” spread and eventually killed 2 to 4 percent University, who co-hosted the 2017 confer- reported an appeal by state supervisor of
a cook, may have come in contact with of the world’s population. ence. “It’s very important to have this his- the draft, Maj. John C. Townes, for nurses
some infected pigs. The Spanish flu led to the development torical perspective,” Richt said. to work at Army camps throughout Texas.
In 2017, Fort Riley hosted physicians, of the flu shot in 1919, as well as more Fort Bliss’s size contributed to the flu’s “The unprecedented situation caused by
veterinarians, epidemiologists, immunolo- hygienic and sanitary environments for prominence in the camp. the prevalence of influenza has caused the
gists, virologists, microbiologists, and pub- hospitals, clinics and health facilities, “As World War I ends troops begin to go commanding officer of the southern
lic health experts from around the world in reported Dr. Jürgen Richt of Kansas State home and as El Paso hosts one of the
an interdisciplinary forum on how the flu Please see Page 21

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Spanish flu “A large number of the student soldiers
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ing nurses for the various camps in Texas,” November, shortly after the armistice was
the Herald announced. “Nurses, graduates signed. On Nov. 29 the U.S. Secretary of
and nongraduates, are badly needed at the War announced that the training corps in
camps, particularly Fort Bliss, Fort Sam many institutions would be demobilized,
including the School of Mines. Students

Houston, University of Texas Camp Mabry School of Mines’ 1918 Student Army Corps
and College Station.” would be “mustered out” in December.
A request to doctors was sent out by El Camp Cody in Deming was less affect- “No sooner than the students arrived,
ed. Officials expected “few fatalities” from they were quarantined,” Vierra said. “By
Fine Beers & Wines
Paso Mayor Charles Davis and city health
officer H.S. White for them to please the epidemic due to “very careful medical the time they got out of quarantine, the
safeguards and rigid quarantine,” then war was over.”
report “all new cases of influenza and
pneumonia to the city hall” every morning, reported the death of one soldier and two
particularly since some physicians had civilian employees.
The death report at Fort Bliss, however,
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the past couple of days. wasn’t so positive.
“Eleven deaths of soldiers from pneumo- The Vajrasattva Purifying
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“(Register F.C. Mayhew at the health
office) was inclined to the belief that the nia, following influenza, were reported at Meditation Practice
height of the epidemic had passed, unless the Ft. Bliss base hospital Sunday night
it be in the southside, where it has attacked and early Sunday morning,” one report
a larger number of Mexicans in the past revealed. “The previous 24 hours report Saturday Nov. 10 3:30-5:30 pm 1879 N. Zaragosa • 856-9111
Memorial Park Public Library
two days,” the Herald reported. was six dead soldiers.”
Local surgeon J.W. Tappan also noted the 3200 Copper (Community Room)
difference. Quarantine at School of Mines Saturday Dec. 1 2-4 pm 11100 Sean Haggerty (at US 54)
“The influenza epidemic, I think, has The University of Texas at El Paso was Doris Van Doren Public Library,
reached its apex among the American pop- called the State School of Mines and 551 Redd Road (Family Room)
ulation of the city and the situation looks a Metallurgy (its original name when found-
little improved today. Of course we are ed in 1914) in the fall of 1918. Both classes will offer same content.
getting the deaths now, but there are not so “When the influenza outbreak hit, it was Purify obstacles, obscurations, and 145 W. Sunset (at Doniphan)
many new cases,” Tappan said. “The an interesting time for the university as negativities we all create out of
physicians working in the Mexican sec- 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Thur.
they as just started the Student Army selfishness and deluded ignorance. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
tions have a different story to tell, howev- Training Corps,” said UTEP lecturer P.J. This practice, common to all four 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday
er. The malady is just reaching the Vierra, a historian of higher education in lineages of Tibetan Buddhism,
Mexican population, and the situation is
Texas. When the fall 1918 semester began, is open to everyone, regardless
not as encouraging among them as in the more than 100 male students had been of faith or other practice. “... definitely has the best pizza in town.”
American sections.” inducted for Army training. Few showed — Texas Monthly
Several hundred were infected or being Instructor: Eternity Wauls
any flu symptoms, but the entire group had Eclectic Spiritual Practitioner
treated in Juárez that day, the paper added,
to be quarantined.
but only one death was announced. INFORMATION: 915-490-6440
“Although there are comparatively few
The news from Washington D.C. also members of the School of Mines students’
gave warning to area residents, with army corps suffering from influenza, the
reports that the “epidemic has subsided camp will go into quarantine this evening,
somewhat in the eastern states, but contin- following the same rules as the other local
ues to spread in the middle and far west.” army camps,” the school’s first dean,
The State Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Steven Howard Worrell, told the El Paso
Carlsbad also warned the public to help Herald Oct 16, 1918.
stop the spread of influenza, judging from During the quarantine, the university
a persuasive circular received by El Paso made sure the soldiers remained active,
doctor C.C. Mickle from the sanatorium. and professor H.D. Pallister reported Oct.
“Don’t be a slacker,” the circular warned. 21 that the members of the army corps
“Don’t mind the other fellow’s laugh or took advantage of the opportunity to form
sneer. Do you desire to protect others? Use a school football team.
sputum cups. Would you deliberately give
a human being poison? You answer no,
most emphatically. Then use sputum cups.”
There was also common sense sent from
Mickle: “Cover your mouth with a paper
napkin or muslin cloth, and burn this nap-
kin or cloth,” he said, advising people to
use the same method when sneezing.”
News was coming from further away in
Minneapolis that a new serum had been
perfected that had so far prevented the
development of a single case of pneumo-
nia, following Spanish influenza. Mickle
said using iodine and creosote in treating
influenza marked success in more than 100
recent cases. Other remedies given from
various sources ranged from eucalyptus
tablets to getting a “hypodermic injection
of a sterile solution.”
Despite precautions and possible treat-
ments, area residents continued to face the
daily reality of more flu-related deaths.
The reported deaths ranged from a moth-
er and her infant child who both suc-
cumbed to pneumonia during one week-
end, 20 deaths throughout the South Side
and 15 more deaths in El Paso’s “North
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El Paso Cactus and Rock Club — The “Rock of Ages” living history guided tours are 6
club’s 81st Anniversary and cactus appreciation to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 30-Dec 15.
event is 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Dressed in historic costumes, park staff will guide
El Paso Garden Center, 3105 Grant (Memorial visitors on a lantern-lit tour of the front half of the
Park). Admission is free. Information: 545-1951 or Big Room. Cost: $10 ($5 ages 5-16); no children under 5 admitted. Reservations required; space is
limited. Reservations, tickets: (575) 236-1375.
DinoTracks Tour — Insights Science Center, or on Faceb ook at ElPasoZoo. coming back down.
host its monthly DinoTracks tour 9 to 11:30 a.m. Guadalupe Mountains National Park —
Zoospectro Patronum Harry Potter event is 5 to • A Women’s Hike to Mundy’s Gap is 8:30 a.m.
Sunday, Nov. 4, at Mt. Cristo Rey in Sunland 110 miles east of El Paso on the way to Carlsbad,
10 p.m. Nov. 10. r Saturday, Nov. 24 (moderate).
Park, open to the general public. Cost: $15 at the 86,416-acre park includes the highest point in
eventbrite. Information: 534-0000 or insightselpa- Cut down your own Christmas tree — Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso Texas: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749 feet. Entry fee: $5 Next tour is 1 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 2. Permits are available for people to cut down their Desert Botanical Garden — 4200 Doniphan for ages 16 and older, good for one week and all
own Christmas tree in designated areas of the (across from Frontera). Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 trails. Pine Springs Visitor Center hours are 8 a.m.
Wyler Aerial Tramway — 1700 McKinley. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Camping is $8 per site per
Lincoln and Gila National Forests in New Mexico p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2
Hikes are free. Park can transport participants night. Information: (915) 828-3251 or
through Dec. 24. Limit is one tree — up to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed Tuesdays.
back to their vehicles. Information: 562-9899.
feet in height — per household, and the permit Admission: $2 (free for members); $1 children.
Hikes begin at the Directisimo trail head. Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
includes a map of areas where cutting is allowed. Information: 584-0563,
Group hikes are rated as strenuous. — 44 miles north of Silver City on NM Highway
Permits available to purchase for $5 per tree; spe-
A Women-Only Hike is 8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 15. Entrance fee: $10 (annual park pass is $45).
cial permits available for trees over 10 feet.
up Ranger Peak. Rio Bosque Wetlands Park — UTEP’s Information: (575) 536-9461 or
Applications available at
The Last Sunday “Turkey Hike” is 8 a.m. Sunday, Center for Environmental Resource Management Trail to cliff dwellings is open from 9 a.m. to 4
Nov. 25. Franklin Mountains State Park — Most offers free guided walking tours and other activi- p.m. year round. Everyone must be off the trail by
hiking and mountain-biking trails begin in the Tom ties at Rio Bosque Wetlands Park, 10176 Socorro 5 p.m. Visitor center is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Festival of the Cranes — The 31st annual Canyon View hikes are Saturday, Nov. 10 and
Mays area, off Transmountain Drive on the west Rd. in El Paso’s Mission Valley. Information: 747-
event is Tuesday through Sunday, Nov. 13-18, at Dec. 8. Strenuous hike. Advance reservations
side of the park (east of I-10). 8663 or
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in San required. Call for times.
Entry fee is $5 per person, free for age 12 and • Community workday: 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.
Antonio, N.M (near Socorro). Events also are at
under (with family). Correct cash or check only. • Introductory tours are 9-11 a.m. Sunday, Nov.
the Macey Center on the New Mexico Tech New Mexico State Parks — Day-use fee is
Group rates available. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 18, and 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2.
Campus in Socorro, and other area locations. $5 when visiting any state park. All programs are
daily. Information: 566-6441 or on Facebook at • Birding tour is3-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24.
Information, schedule: (575) 835-2077 or friend- free with park entrance, unless otherwise listed.
FranklinMountainsSP. Web: , and 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. Information: (575) 744-5998 or
parks/franklin-mountains. Meeting place is a bridge crossing Riverside
A Wildlife Zone Family Festival is 9 a.m. to 4 • Oliver Lee State Park, Highway 54 south of
Campfire Program is 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. Canal. Take Americas Ave. (Loop 375) to Pan
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, with kid-friendly activi- Alamogordo at the Dog Canyon turnoff.
21, beginning near site 39 (scenic overlook) in American Drive, turn left and travel 1.5 miles.
ties, workshops and tours. Admission is free; no Information: (575) 437-8284.
Tom Mays. Campfire demonstration precedes The Big Bosque Bird Bash is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
registration needed. Ranch House tours are 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday,
program at 5 p.m. BYO-S’mores. Saturday, Nov. 10, to learn about the river-valley
Nov. 3, and 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18.
El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society — Guided hikes and bike rides are $8 per person environment through tours, presentations, exhibit
A night sky viewing of Queen Cassiopeia is 5 to
The society’s general meeting is 7 p.m. Monday, ($3 State Park Pass holder; $1 children 12 and and interactive activities.
8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.
Nov. 19, at UTEP’s Centennial Museum, 500 W. under); price includes entry. Dogs welcome on
Municipal Rose Garden — The garden at • Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. 5000 Calle del
University. UTEP assistant professor Philip leash on some hikes. Reservations required: 566-
3418 Aurora (at Copia) is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Norte in Mesilla. Information: (575) 523-4398.
Lavretsky will present a program on his waterfowl 6441 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday).
daily through November, except for official holi- Audubon Bird Walks are 7:15 a.m. Saturdays, led
research. Information: Scott, 581-6071 or trans- • Peak Fitness Hike is 7 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3,
days. Admission is free. by park volunteers. Ranger-led Nature Hikes are meeting at Smuggler’s Pass parking lot off of
2:30 p.m. Sundays. Fitness in Nature walks with
Transmountain to carpool to McKelligon Canyon Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic
Sierra Club — The El Paso Group of the Sierra the Second Chance Walker Program are 8:30 a.m.
trailhead. Strenuous trail, 3.8 miles. Site — Ranch Road 2775 off U.S. 62/180 every Saturday beginning at the Visitor Center.
Club meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the
• Lower Sunset Hike is 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, (Montana Ave.). The site is famed for many Native
month at the UTEP Centennial Museum. The • Leasburg Dam — 12712 State Park Road in
meeting at Shaffer Shuffle trailhead Moderate hike, American rock paintings and unique geology.
Nov. 27 program is on Sierra Club’s “Our Wild Radium Springs, two miles off Interstate 25 at Exit
2.5 miles. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
America” campaign, presented by UTEP Biological 19. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for day use.
• Moms + Tots hikes geared toward mothers Thursday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
Sciences Professor Liz Walsh, Board of Directors Information: (575) 524–4068.
with young kids are 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, meet- Admission: $7 (free for children 12 and younger).
Executive Committee & Treasurer, National Bird ID Walking Tours are 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday
ing at the Lower Sunset trailhead (southern end) Admission including tours or hikes is $9 (13 and
Sierra Club. Information: Oct. 27, Nov. 24, and Dec. 29.
for an easy hike, and Nov. 28, at the Upper over); $2 (ages 5-12). Information: 857-1135, ext. A November Skies night sky viewing event is
El Paso Zoo — 4001 E. Paisano. Entrance Sunset trail scenic overlook (moderate hike). 0, or Reservations are rec- 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.
hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is • Prospect Mine Tour hikes are 8:30 a.m. and 3 ommended for the self-guided area and for camp- Ranger-guided hikes in celebration of Native
$12 for ages 13 to 59; $9 for ages 60 and older p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, starting at Chuck Heinrich ing: (512) 389-8911. American Month are 10 a.m. to noon Sunday,
and active duty military with ID; $7.50 ages 3 to Park (moderate).
• A Turkey Trot hike to Aztec Caves is 11 a.m.
White Sands National Monument — The Nov. 4, with “From Mammoths to Mescalero,” a
12; and free for ages 2 and under. Zoo members tour of Native American inhabitants of the area
glistening gypsum dunes are about 15 miles south-
admitted free. Information: 212-0966, Friday, Nov. 23. Stop for a picnic lunch before
west of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70. Visitor from the present to the Pleistocene; and Friday
Center hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Nov. 3; and Saturday, Nov. 23-24, with “From Jornada
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 4-Dec. 16 Park hours are 7 Mogollon to Hot Springs,” to learn about the
a.m. to 8 p.m. through Nov. 3; 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. unique geology, hydrology and geothermal activity
Nov. 4-Dec. 24. Last entrance is one hour before along this stretch of the Rio Grande. Bring at least
park closed. Entrance fee: $5 age 16 and older. two quarts of water and good hiking shoes.
Free for children. Information: (575) 479-6124, “Turning Back the Sun” Winter Solstice celebration
ext. 236 or (575) 679-2599, ext. 232; is noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, with demon- or on Facebook. strations, storytelling, hot chocolate and more.
Sunset strolls are offered daily at 5:15 p.m. • Pancho Villa State Park, Columbus, N.M., State
through Nov. 3; 4 p.m. Nov. 4-Jan. 4, 2019. Roads 11 and 9. Day use hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Ranger-guided Lake Lucero Tours are 10 a.m. Information: (575) 531-2711. Star Party is 7:30 to
Saturdays, Nov. 3 and 24, to learn about the for- 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.
mation of the sands and the special plants and ani- Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State
mals that live in and around the dunes. Program Park — 1504 Miehls Drive N., Carlsbad, N.M.

Marie Otero Hair & Art
fee is $8 ($4 age 15 and younger). Check website Admission: $5 ($3 ages 7-12; free for 6 and
or call for details; reservations required, available under). Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (last entry at
one month prior to tour. 3:30 p.m.). Information: (575) 887-5516 or liv-
Carlsbad Caverns National Park — The
& Florence Street Gallery
Wash & Wear Hair!
park is about 160 miles east of El Paso, off the The zoo features animals native to the
Carlsbad Highway (U.S. 62-180). Information: Chihuahuan Desert, in natural desert surround-
(575) 785-2232 or ings. A large greenhouse is devoted to succulents

for the Hip, Natural Look
Visitor Center winter hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and cactus from around the world. The headquar-
daily; tours available 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Last ters building includes exhibits on minerals, history,

1015 N. Florence at Arizona 2Byblocks
entry into cave via natural entrance is 2 p.m. with archaeology and other subjects.
last entry into cave via elevator 3:30 p.m. The zoo’s 2nd annual Arts & Crafts Show is 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3-4.
Cost is $10 (free or ages 15 and younger). Audio
north of Montana
self-guided tour is $3 extra (available in Spanish). Holiday Bells music with Touch of Joy Ringers

Call today for your appointment
Other guided tours are available; call or check from First Presbyterian Church is 11 a.m. to noon
website for details. Saturday, Dec. 1.

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Centennial Museum — University at Wiggins, Geography Club meets 10 a.m. to noon
UTEP. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 Monday through Saturdays to learn about the U.S. through arts and
Saturday. Admission is free. Information: 747-6667 crafts.
or Explore New Mexico trips for grades 6-8 depart
Showing through Jan. 4: “Rations, Rights and at 8 a.m. every other Saturday. Registration is
Rivets: Experiencing World War II in El Paso.” free, but deadline for participants is the
Wednesday before departure; space is limited.
El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study
Center — 715 N. Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m. to ebrating Native American Heritage Month. Dress Cost: $7 ($6 seniors 65 and older; $4 ages 6-18; Las Cruces Museum of Nature and
5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. warmly, and bring a folding chair or camp stool. free ages 5 and younger). Family and group rates Science — 411 N. Main in the Las Cruces
Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Hot chocolate will be served. available. Admission is free to Visitor Center. Downtown Mall. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Information: 351-0048 or elpasoholocaustmuse- Information: 533-5147, or Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
El Paso Museum of History — 510 N. Santa Facebook. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First Friday
Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
• Escalloped Turkey Cooking Classes is 10 a.m. Ramble. Closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22-23.
El Paso Museum of Archaeology — 4301 Saturday (open until 9 p.m. Thursdays), and noon
(family-friendly) and 1 p.m. (adults), Saturday, Information: (575) 522-3120 or las-
Transmountain in Northeast El Paso (west of U.S. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays and city holi-
Nov. 3. $5.
54). Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through days. Museum admission is free. Information: 212-
• Yoga is 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 and 24. Frankenstein200 robot building event is 10 a.m.
Saturday. Tours are 10:30 to 2 p.m. Saturdays. 0320, or on Facebook.
Free. to noon Saturday, Oct. 27.
Closed Sundays, Mondays and city holidays. Los Portales Museum and Visitor Center • A free Braintrust Bag Lunch mini-lecture is noon STEAMpunk lecture is 11:45 Saturday, Nov. 17
Admission is free. Information: 755-4332 or elpa- — 1521 San Elizario Road. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 Wednesday, Nov. 14. Carlos Sandoval will talk on on Granville Woods: Communication Engineering, p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. “Regional Holiday Foods and Their History.” and Dec. 15 on Isaac Newton Laws of Motion).
The museum will be closed through Nov. 16 Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 851-1682. • “Make-a-Thing” arts and crafts are 10 a.m. the Night Creatures museum tours are 4:30 to 7
for improvements (guests may still use the parking third Thursday of each month (Nov. 15). This p.m. the first Friday of the month as part of the
lot to hike the trails), and will reopen at 9 a.m. Magoffin Home State Historic Site — month features holiday napkin folding. Cost: $10. Downtown Ramble.
Saturday, Nov. 17. 1120 Magoffin. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club is 2 p.m. Animal Encounters are 10:30 a.m. Saturdays.
A free talk on “Reverse Engineering Salado Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Saturday, Nov. 17, to discuss “A True Story (aka Pre-K Programs for ages 3-5 offered at 9 to 10
Polychrome Pottery” is 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, Visitors can begin their tour at the Visitor Center
A True History)” by Lucian of Samosata, 2nd a.m. Thursdays
followed by pottery firing demonstration. across the street (1117 Magoffin, a restored 1901
Century. Tea and pastries provided. $5. Intro into “Electronics for Teens” are 1:30 to 4
A free family oriented Native American story- home); closed Sunday. Tours on the hour; last
p.m. Saturdays in October for age 13-17.
telling event with Alex Mares (Diné) is 5 to 7:30 tour at 4 p.m. Spanish language tours offered National Border Patrol Museum and
Science Cafe round table discussions are 5:30
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, around the campfire, cel- Thursday through Saturday; call for availability. Memorial Library — 4315 Transmountain
p.m. the last Thursday of the month; Teen Science
Drive. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
Cafe is 5:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the
Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday and major holi-
month. Use Water Street entrance after 5 p.m.
days. Admission is free. Information: 759-6060 or
Saturday Family Science is 11:45 a.m. to 12:45
p.m. Saturdays. All About Engines event is Dec. 8,
San Elizario Veterans Museum and for ages 7-17.
Memorial Walk — 1501-B Main Street in San
Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday
Las Cruces Railroad Museum — The muse-
um is in the Santa Fe train depot, 351 N. Mesilla
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
(at Las Cruces avenue west of the Downtown
noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday
Information: Ann Lara, 345-3741 or Ray Borrego,
through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus
5 to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble. Closed
Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305 Yaya Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22-23. Admission is
Lane, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta Mission. free; donations encouraged. Information: (575)
The center features a museum on the Tigua tribe, 528-3444 or
offering a glimpse of five centuries of Pueblo histo- Story and craft for all ages is 11 a.m. Saturday,
ry and tradition. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3, featuring “Percy’s Chocolate Crunch” by
Wednesday through Sunday. Free children’s activi- Christopher Awdry
ties daily. Admission is free. Information: 859- and Mrs. Prickett and her puppets will engage
7700, pre-school children with a book and activity at 11
a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, reading “Bark George” by
War Eagles Air Museum — 8012 Airport
Jules Feiffer.
Road, Doña Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa.
Family Game Day is 10 a.m. to noon the Second
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
Saturday of each month (Nov. 10).
Admission: $5; $4 senior citizens and military; free
Adults coloring group meets 10 a.m. to noon
for children under 12. Information: (575) 589-
Friday, Nov. 9.
2000 or
Rail Readers Book Club meets at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 21 to discuss “I Married a
Las Cruces area Soldier” by Lydia Spencer Lane. Participation is
free. Information: 575-647-4480.
Branigan Cultural Center — Branigan
An Old Fashioned Holiday Display is 1 to 4 p.m.
Building, 501 N. Main, (Downtown Mall) Las
Saturday, Dec. 1, with holiday model train dis-
Cruces. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday
plays, refreshments, holiday music, children’s craft
through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus
activities, and festive decorations. The city’s tree
5 to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble. Closed
lighting follows 6 to 8 p.m. in Plaza de Las Cruces.
Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22-23. Information:
(575) 541-2154, or on NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum —
Facebook. 4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. The 47-acre
Showing Oct. 30-Feb. 2: “Passing Through,” museum chronicles the 3,000-year history of agri-
paintings by artist Jimin Lee on the theme of culture and rural life in New Mexico. Hours are 9
mobility, displacement, and labor. a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to
Showing through Jan. 5: “World War I” featur- 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for adults, $4 sen-
ing the WWI memorabilia collection of community iors 60 and older; $3 children age 4-17; free for
history enthusiast William Alford. museum members, veterans and children age 3
Showing through Jan. 19: “Four Generations, and under. Information: (575) 522-4100 or nmfar-
Four Languages,” featuring Mexican artists of dif-
ferent generations. Karl Laumbach will talk on “Francisco Bojorquez:
Showing through Feb. 16: “Lightning Field,” The Cowboy Sheriff of Sierra County” at 7 p.m.
digital imagery by Ken Morgan, depicting his envi- Thursday, Nov. 8, as part of the museum’s
sioning of a lightning storm at Walter de Maria’s Culture Series.
Lightning Field. The 5th annual HomeGrown: A New Mexico
History Notes Lecture Series is 1 p.m. Thursday, Food Show & Gift Market is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Nov. 8, with “Billy The Kid’s Grave” by David Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17-
Thomas 18. About 60 vendors from around the state will
Culture Club arts and crafts events are 10 a.m. sell products and offer free samples. Award-win-
to noon Saturdays, focusing on a different culture
each month.
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Museum Occasion,” featuring women’s clothing from the In conjunction with the exhibit, the gallery hosts and museum members). Information: (575) 378-
pioneer days of the 1870s to the Depression Era a live Aikido performance 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, 4142, or on Facebook.
Cont’d from Page 23 of the 1930s. Dec. 1. A panel discussion focusing on the com-
New Mexico Museum of Space History
Craft for Kids are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays; plex history of nuclear development in the West
ning salsas are featured, as well as wine, pies, — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. The museum fea-
free with museum admission. and the potential role art can play as a catalyst of
cookies, sauces, jams, honey, jerky, pecans, pista- tures the International Space Hall of Fame and the
A Natural Dye workshop is Saturday, Nov. 10, change will be held at the same time.
chios, gift baskets, and much more. Admission: $5 Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater and Planetarium.
taught by Rick Rao. Space is limited. Call for reser- OutsmART, a series of interactive children’s art
per vehicle (first 100 vehicles each day receive a Space center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
vations, information: (575) 496-7678 or workshops is 1 to 3 p.m. the second Saturday of
free, burlap shopping bag). Admission: $6 ($5 for seniors and military, $4 ages the month (Nov. 10, Dec. 8). Workshops are
Showing Nov. 16-Sept. 13: “Drawn to the 4-12, children 3 and younger free). Free admission
related to the current exhibits and artwork.
Land: Peter Hurd’s New Mexico.” Renowned NMSU Art Gallery — D.W. Williams Art for veterans Sunday, Nov. 11. Information: (877)
Geared towards age 5 to 15. 
20th-century artist Peter Hurd (1904-1984) was Center, 1390 E. University Ave, NMSU. Hours 333-6589, (575) 437-2840 or
known for his realistic portraits and luminous are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Paul W. Klipsch Museum — The Paul W.
southwestern landscapes that featured sparse veg- Admission is free. Designated gallery parking free and Valerie Klipsch Museum is in the Foreman The Launch Pad Lecture Series is 9 to 11 a.m.
etation, rolling hills, windmills, water tanks and on weekends and after 5 p.m. on weekdays. Engineering Complex at NMSU, with antique the first Friday of each month. The Nov. 2 lecture
ever-changing skies. The exhibit features 24 pieces Information: (575) 646-2545 or audio equipment owned by Klipsch, speaker is “From the Earth to the Moon: Science Fiction
of art, as well as some of the artist’s objects such Showing through December: “Superbloom,” designs, and awards he received. Open by to Science Fact,” by Museum Education Specialist
as his chaps, sombrero, polo helmet, polo mallet, examining the complicated effects the Cold War appointment: (575) 646-2913. Information: klip- Michael Shinabery. Admission is free.
guitar and more. and nuclear testing have had on the Southwest Science Saturday events for kids and their par-
Showing through Dec. 2 is “Jacob Pfeiffer: My American landscape and the global psyche. ents are 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 10, with
Long Journey,” an exhibit of oil paintings. Comprised of oil paintings, large-format watercol-
ors, digital works and a multi-channel video.
Also planetarium programs and more.
Showing through March 9: “Dressed for the Silver City Museum — 312 W. Broadway,
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum — 301 S.
Silver City. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday
Silver, Deming, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Monday through Saturday. Admission is free.
and Sunday. Open until 7 p.m. the first Friday of
Information: (575) 546-2382, 1-800-848-4955 or
the month. Admission: $5. Information: (575) 538-
5921,, or on Facebook.
Geronimo Springs Museum — 211 Main in Showing through Dec. 9: ”Arte Chicano de San
Truth or Consequences, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. Vicente 2018,” An artist reception is 3:30 to 5:30
to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1.
p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 ($2.50 students 6 to Showing through Jan. 13, 2019: “Allan Houser:
18; free for ages 5 and younger). Family rates: Renowned 20th Century Warm Springs
$15. Information: (575) 894-6600 or geronimo- Chiricahua Apache Artist.”
Toy Train Depot — Alameda Park, 1991 N.
Hubbard Museum of the American West White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo. An actual train
— 841 U.S. Hwy 70 West, next to Ruidoso depot built in 1898, the building now houses a gift
Downs (N.M.) Race Track. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 shop and model shop. Hours are noon to 4:40
p.m. Thursday through Monday (closed Tuesday p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission: $4.
and Wednesday). Docent-led tours of permanent Information: (575) 437-2855.
exhibits are 10 a.m. Fridays. Admission: $7 ($5 for The 1/5 scale train track offers rides around
seniors, military; $2 children 6-16; $1 Ruidoso Alameda Park 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday
Downs residents; free for children 5 and younger through Sunday. Cost: $4.

Hall of Honor banquet — El Paso County the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main, Las
Historical Society’s 58th annual banquet honoring Cruces. Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-
those who have made lasting contributions to El 2154 or
Paso is 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at El Paso
Daughters of the Republic of Texas —
Country Club, 5000 Country Club. Silent auction
The Rio Grande Chapter meets at 11 a.m. Friday,
will be held. Tickets: $100. Proceeds benefit the
Nov. 9, at The Greenery inside Sunland Park
preservation of the Society’s archives and its 106
Mall. Program is History of the Sisters of Loretto”
year-old headquarters. Information: 533-3603,
presented by Eva Ross. Anyone interested in or on Facebook.
Texas history encouraged to attend. RSVP: 760-
Honorees are Paul Foster, Pres Dehrkoop, Dr.
Maceo Dailey and Telesforo Montes.
Harvey Girls of El Paso — The Harvey Girls
Fort Bayard Tours — Fort Bayard Historic of El Paso Texas meet at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov.
Preservation Society host walking tours of the his-
12, at Union Depot Passenger Station, 700 San
toric fort beginning at 9:30 a.m. each Saturday in
Francisco. Program is “Show and Tell of Fred
November at Fort Bayard National Historic
Harvey Company Treasures.” Visitors welcome.
Landmark, six miles east of Silver City, N.M. off
Admission is free. Information: 591-2326.
U.S. 180. Tour begins at Commanding Officer’s
Quarter and museum (House 26). Museum is Southwest Chapter of Railway &
open 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday. Tour Locomotive Historical Society — The soci-
takes about 90 minutes. Admission is free, but ety meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at El
donations appreciated. Information, group tours: Sarape Restaurant, 5103 Montana. Program is
(575) 956-3294 or (575) 574-8779. “Railroad Police History” presented by Woody
On Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, a service is Bare. All train enthusiasts welcome. Information:
at 10 a.m. at Fort Bayard National Cemetery; and 591-2326.
the museum will be open until 1 p.m.
El Paso Corral of the Westerners — The
Susan Heske of Bosque Farms, N. M., will
monthly dinner program is 6 p.m. Friday, Nov.
present “European Battlefields of WWI” at 7 p.m.
16, at Holiday Inn El Paso-West 900 Sunland Park
Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Santa Clara National
Drive at I-10. Program is “Salt Wars of the Old
Guard Armory, Hwy 180 East. Refreshments
West,” Cost: $20. Visitors welcome, but RSVP
needed by Nov. 12: 759-9538.
Fort Bayard served as an army post from 1866
to 1899 and army tuberculosis hospital from 1899 El Paso Genealogy Society — The society
to 1920. meets at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at St. Paul’s
Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere. Program is
History Notes Lecture Series — The
“Immigration Practices and Ports of Entry of our
monthly program is 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8,
Ancestors,” presented by Barbara McCarthy.
with “Billy The Kid’s Grave” by David Thomas at
Visitors welcome. Information: 591-2326.

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Titovets art exhibit
to aid XII Travelers
lage of Lagunilla, Michoacan, and once ing a flavor of “Western elegance”, the
measured 18 feet tall. crescent-shaped theater area now accom-
Turning Protzman’s initial dream to modates 359 dinner guests.
showcase live theater productions into “My primary intention was to create an

reality, the Adobe Horseshoe presented a elegant setting for showcasing the finest in
series of plays featuring actors from as far live entertainment, but we are also accept-
away as California. Unfortunately, it has ing reservations for a variety of private
or many, the words “art” and “beau- been 43 years since the last live perform- events such as weddings and graduations,”
ty” are synonymous. While the aes- ance. Now, granting a much longed-for Borrego said.
thetic beauty in a painting or sculp- wish, San Elizario’s Adobe Horseshoe Confirmation on show times, prices and
ture is often the first thing that comes to Theatre will once again be home to a ticket availability can be obtained by call-
mind, on another level beauty also exists series of live theater productions. The ing (915) 974-7077 or go to
in the support given to one another by reopening of the historic theatre was cele-
members of the local arts community. brated with festivities Oct. 11, which
An upcoming exhibition showcasing the included an appearance by actress Ana Masterpieces from the Prado
paintings of local favorites Lyuba and Alicia, best known for her role as Melissa In case you were not able to make the
Sasha Titovets is a shining example of this on CBS’s mini-series “Falcon Crest”. journey to Santa Fe last year to view this
concept. The Nov. 8 event at the former “Las Brujas de Macbeth” (The Witches impressive collection of 92 reproductions
Charlotte’s location in Peppertree Square is of Macbeth), a minimalist montage featur- of works selected and curated by the
both an opportunity to view a captivating ing two actresses from a Mexico City the- Museo Nacional del Prado in Spain, you
selection their new works, and also a atre company, has two Spanish language will have a second opportunity to do so by
fundraiser in support of “Benito Juarez- performances Oct. 27-28. checking out “The Prado in Las Cruces.”
Child to Man,” the fourth monument in the my interpretation, the imagery is very On Nov. 17-18, the Adobe Horseshoe Originating from the Spanish royal fami-
XII Travelers series of bronze sculptures. closely based on John’s original. will present “Farandula,” a production by ly’s collection, this sumptuous outdoor
Sasha and Lyuba have generously agreed Additionally, I wanted to include more Jazz Villa Projects from Havana, Cuba. exhibition is on display at Plaza Place next
to donate a percentage of the sales of their detail so that the information will already This delightful but dangerous comedy uses to the Plaza de Las Cruces in Downtown
work at this exhibition to this endeavor, be there. the opening of a gallery as a pretext for the Las Cruces.
and also to honor their late friend, John “I hope to have the final maquette ready confluence of with interestingly conflicted As a bonus, the Las Cruces Museum
Houser, who died in January. Houser for production in two months or less. We lives. One performance will be in English System is providing free weekly tours at
founded the XII Travelers project, which don’t know yet where it will be cast but the other in Spanish. In December, “The 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Tour
includes the Fray Garcia statue in most likely it will be a foundry in Mexico. Nutcracker” ballet will be presented by the themes may differ but include information
Downtown El Paso, The Equestrian monu- As to timing, the schedule for casting and Compania Clasica de Ballet from the on religion, works of the Spanish Masters,
ment at El Paso International Airport, and installation will be contingent upon raising Universidad Autonorma de Cuidad Juarez. portraiture, landscapes, mythology and
the Susan Shelby Magoffin sculpture at Both shows are dinner productions. royalty.
the necessary funds.” Although the building has served other
Keystone Heritage Park. John’s son, Ethan The exhibition, which is free and open
Kenna Ramirez, president of the XII
Houser, worked alongside his father and is uses over the years, the theater itself has during daylight hours, will run through
Travelers Project, said the completed
continuing the work. stood idle. After leasing the building last Nov. 28.
sculpture is projected to cost $295,000. So
“We truly respected John, both as a per- August, artist and entrepreneur Al Borrego,
far their organization has raised $109,000
son and an artist,” Lyuba shared. “We miss has renovated both the theater and the Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer
in donations and pledges, which includes a
him and feel it is extremely important that adjoining patio area. Describing it as hav- specializing in the visual arts.
$20,000 grant recently received from the
this project continues to go forward.
Hunt Corporation. “Our plan is to proceed
Completing the sculpture of Benito Juarez
with production in a series of three phases,
is another step in preserving John’s vision
and the funds we have now are sufficient
and standards. We want to emphasize that
to allow Ethan to complete the maquette
Dedicated to the health of all El Paso
the XII Travelers is a unique concept that
that will be the basis for the finished sculp-
will remind border residents of their histo- 4026 N . M ES A B-1
ture,” Ramirez said.
ry for centuries to come. It is our hope that
With so many capable people dedicated 915.356.4 572
this exhibition will not only be a fund rais-
to supporting the XII Travelers Project,
er, but that it will also bring attention to
there is little doubt that the Benito Juarez
the project and make everyone more aware
Come see us for help with ...
sculpture simply represents another step in
of the entire scope of the XII Travelers
making John Houser’s vision an eventual
Sleep Happiness
Project. We also want to support and
reality. In the meantime, stop by the exhi-
encourage John’s son, Ethan, who is a
Anxiety Wellness
bition from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8,
truly talented artist in his own right.”
Depression Pain
at 5411 N. Mesa for a chance to view the
Exhibition chairwoman Jan Engles
finished maquette and to meet Ethan
Focus & More
emphasized, “This exhibition is a wonder-
Houser in person. For more information,
ful opportunity for our organization
call Kenna Ramirez at (915) 282-5102.
because we are truly dedicated to the XII
Adobe Horseshoe Theatre
Travelers’ mission to celebrate the rich his-
tory of this area with monumental bronze
statues commemorating the diverse men Now considered a landmark in San
and women who traveled through the Pass Elizario, the Adobe Horseshoe Theater is
of the North over the past five centuries. situated in a picturesque setting directly
We especially want to thank Melissa across from the town plaza. The rich histo-
O’Rourke who was very gracious in mak- ry of the area dates back to 1581 when
ing this beautiful space available without Fray Augustin Rodriguez and his two com-
charge. We are also very pleased that the panions reached the present site of the city,
completed sculpture will be sited in the where they conducted the first Catholic
Chamizal National Memorial Park. Being Mass ever celebrated in the region. Nearly
there will make it accessible to people two decades later, Don Juan Oñate took
from both sides of the border.” possession of these lands in the name of
As the artist bringing this image to Phillip II of Spain. The priests then con-
fruition, Ethan Houser will continue to ducted a solemn High Mass and watched
develop his father’s initial dream. the first play ever performed in the limits
“Because this piece is now largely mine,” of what is now the United States.
he said, “I have refined some of the details Nearly four centuries later, in 1971, Janet
of John’s original maquette (model). I have Esta Protzman dedicated herself to carry-
changed the position of the child a bit, and ing on the tradition by constructing this
I have increased the overall size since I Territorial Style building on the site of the
want to make the completed bronze as original county courthouse complex of
large as possible using the monies which 1850. The massive wooden doors are the
have been committed to it. Although this is original gates of the walled Mexican vil-

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Agave Rosa Gallery — The gallery and studio Leticia Luevanos, Lillian Sandoval, Erica Zamora
of Manuel Piña is at 905 Noble (next to the and Isabel Olivares
International Museum of Art). Hours are noon to Opening reception is 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec.
6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 6, with an ARTalk set for Thursday, Jan. 31.
Saturday. Information: 533-8011. Marcus’s home and studio, located across the
street, are available for personal tours.
Ballroom Marfa — 108 E. San Antonio Street The 48th annual Happy Hippie Holidaze Open
in Marfa. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Thursday House and Craft Fair is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
through Sunday. Information: (432) 729-3700, Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15- or Facebook. Crossland Gallery — The El Paso Art Paso artists from the EPMA’s permanent collec-
16, with local arts and crafts vendors, snacks, and
Showing through Nov. 4: “Hyperobjects,” a Association’s gallery is at 500 W. Paisano (in the tion, including José Cisneros, Manuel Acosta and
group exhibition engaging ideas on confronting Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 Tom Lea.
ecological issues. p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Showing through Jan. 20: “After Posada: Ho Baron Sculpture Garden and Studio
Showing Nov. 16-Feb. 18: ”The Way You Make Saturdays. Admission is free. Information: 534- Revolution,” works by Mexican printmaker José – Baron’s surreal outdoor sculpture garden at
Me Feel: Artists’ Film International 2018,” featur- 7377,, Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913). The exhibition, 2830 Aurora (at Piedras) is visible from the street,
ing work by Jibade-Khalil Huffman, including “First, or on Facebook. drawn from the collection of Lineaus Hooper featuring several of his large-scale works. His
Person Shooter.” Huffman’s film will be comple- Showing Nov. 3-Dec. 14: “Celebration ... Lorette, recontextualizes Posada’s influential indoor studio hours are noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays,
mented by newly commissioned sculptural work, Wonderful You,” honoring artists who gave works work. or by appointment. The indoor studio features his
paintings, and video. Opening reception is 6 to 9 of art to brighten the lives of veterans. Opening Showing Oct. 31-Feb. 27: Jacob Lawrence’s sculpture, drawings, and art assemblages as well as
p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. reception is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. “Toussaint L’Ouverture Series: The Haitian access to a second private sculpture garden.
Call to artists: Entry deadline is Jan. 9 for Revolution.” In 1937 Lawrence, a 20-year-old Information: 915-562-7820 or
Bert Saldana Art Gallery — The gallery fea- “con.FIGURE.ation.five.2019” figure and portrait graduate of the American Artist School in New
International Museum of Art — 1211
turing Southwestern Art is at 1501 Main Street in award show. See website for prospectus. York, began a group of tempera panels about the
Montana. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday
the San Elizario Arts District. Hours are 10 a.m. to Haitian Revolution. His first series tells the story of
Dozal Art Gallery — The gallery of award- Haiti’s struggle for independence from France
Thursday and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and
2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 543-6747,
winning artist Robert Dozal is at 1445 Main Street through the life of Toussaint L’Ouverture (1742–
p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. or on Facebook.
in the San Elizario Art District. Hours are noon to 1803), a slave turned revolutionary leader.
Information: 479-2926 or Opening reception and awards ceremony for the
5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, or by appoint- Showing Nov. 16-April 7: “Julie Speed: East of
ment. Information: 777-5237 or robertdozalart- Sun Bowl Art Exhibit is 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday,
Celebration of Our Mountains Art the Sun and West of the Moon.” The exhibition Nov. 8. Show runs until January.
Exhibit — The 18th annual exhibit is on display features the Marfa artist’s production from the last
Dozal’s portraits and landscapes range from very
at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino five years. Nina Cobb Walker Pop up Art Show —
realistic to expressionistic in style. He specializes An Arts Talk on Contemporary Art with Curator
Drive in Sunland Park, featuring artwork depicting The El Paso artist will host a pop up show and sale
in oil, watercolor and acrylics. Dr. Kate Green is 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10,
the region’s mountains by area artists. featuring recent works “From Where I Stand” 10
Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, or ardovi- El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts Festival focusing on works by Jeff Koons, Robert Gober a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Woman’s Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 and Richard Prince. Club of El Paso, 1400 N. Mesa, as well as a special
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, Altar de Muertos featuring Jose Guadalupe collection “Tapestry” to hang in the club the
Chinati Foundation — Marfa, Texas. Created noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Posada is 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, to kick month of November. Portion of the sales go to
by artist Donald Judd, the Chinati Foundation Thursday. Closed Mondays and holidays. off Día de los Muertos, with the Mexican the Alzheimer’s Association. Admission is free.
houses one of the world’s largest collections of Admission is free unless noted otherwise. Consulate in El Paso. Mariachi and ballet folklorico Information: 755-7554 or
permanently installed contemporary art. Grounds Information: 212-0300 or will accompany the festivities; hot chocolate and
pan de muerto served. Altar on view through
Pastel Society of El Paso — The society’s
close at 5 p.m. Admission is $10 ($5 for students, Showing through Nov. 4: “Early West Texas:
next meeting is 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at
seniors). Full tour is $25 ($10 students). Waypoint and Home,” featuring paintings, prints, Nov. 4.
the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana.
Information: (432) 729-4362 or drawings and photographs by more than 20 El The Noche de Calaveras Procession and
Artist France Levesque Peters will teach a tech-
Concert is 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3,with
nique called “garabato” or “scribble.” TFree and
mariachis, dancers, marching bands, catrinas,
open to the public. Information: 490-3978.
calavera masks and large-scale marionettes
designed by Mexico City artist collective Colectivo Rio Bravo Watercolorists — The group
Ultima Hora. monthly meets at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov.
A Bach’s Lunch Jr. performance is noon to 1 28, at International Museum of Art, 1211
p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, hosted by El Paso Pro- Montana. Abstract painter Noel Sandino will focus
Musica. on “Expressive Drawing and Learning to Loosen
Sarah Whiting of Rice University will host a talk Up.” Those attending will be encouraged to bring
at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, as part of the Texas drawing materials. The public is invited.
Tech College of Architecture’s Design Lecture Information: Linda Parsons, 549-2950.
series. Next month’s talk is Dec. 13 featuring Luis
Carranza of Roger Williams University. Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald
A free artful Prelude with El Paso Symphony Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is off Dawson
Orchestra is noon Thursday, Nov. 15, at El Paso Drive next to the Sun Bowl. Hours are 10 a.m. to
Museum of Art, celebrating the symphony’s Nov. 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (open until 7 p.m.
16-17 performance, “The Music of the Night. Thursday) and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
The museum houses a permanent collection of Information: 747-6151, or
more than 7,000 works of art with strengths in on Facebook at RubinCenter.
American and Mexican art and European art, Showing through Dec. 14:
including a collection of 13th to 18th century • “Iconográfika Oaxaca: Contemporary Prints,
paintings and sculptures donated by the Samuel H. Photos and Works on Paper” in the L Gallery.
Kress Foundation. • “Yana Payusova: “Revolutions” in the Project
Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and • “Tu Huella es el Camino (Your Footprint is the
Gift Shop — The gallery of impressionist Path)” solo exhibition from Mexican artist
painter Alberto Escamilla is at 1445 Main Street in Betsabeé Romero in the Rubin Gallery.
San Elizario. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday through Saturday, and 12:30 to 4:30 Star City Studio — The music studio and
p.m. Sunday and by appointment. Information: gallery is at 120 W. Castellano. Information: starci-
851-0742 or 474-1800, or, or 240-5756.
Showing Nov. 1-15: “”Windows on West Marin”
Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon. The works by Nancy Dunn, featuring a group of oil
gallery specializes in local and early El Paso art. paintings from Dunn’s years living Tomales Bay,
Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday north of San Francisco.
and Friday; noon to 7 p.m. Thursday or by Reception is 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. A
appointment. Information: 533-9090 or halmar- concert by guitarist Doug Adamz is 7:30 p.m. that day at the studio. Reception is free; concert tick-
Showing Nov. 1-16: K-12 Student Art Exhibit ets are $20 at
“Veteran’s Table: American Stories,” in honor of
Veterans Day. Public opening reception is 5 to 8 Sun Bowl Art Exhibition — The 19th annual
p.m. Thursday Nov. 1. show and art competition, featuring works by
Showing Dec. 6-Feb. 28, 2019: “Latina Arte,” regional artists, opens with an awards ceremony 5
with works by Latina artists Teresa Fernandez, to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at the International
Carmen Navar, Romy Hawkins, Martha Arzabala,
Please see Page 27

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Art Scene Ponce exhibit “Depressing ... Landscapes,” A spe- Baird, an oil painter with an impressionist style. Tombaugh Gallery — First Unitarian
cial event is Dec. 2, when Ponce will destroy Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S. Solano.
Cont’d from Page 26 Mesquite Art Gallery — 340 N. Mesquite,
unsold work. Information: (575) 520-8752. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday
Las Cruces. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday
Artists wanting to participate in future events through Saturday. Information: (575) 522-7281,
Museum of Art, 1211 Montana. Exhibit runs until and Friday, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Information:
should notify Kathleen Deasy one month prior: or on Facebook at Tombaugh
January. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (575) 640-3502 or
(828) 467-9060 or Gallery.
Wednesday Thursday and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Showing in November is a show by the Ten
Showing Nov. 4-28: “The Language of
Saturday and Sunday. Information: 543-6747 and Cutter Gallery — 2640 El Paseo (at O’Clock Club, each taking their own interpreta-
Tapestry,” works by Tapestry Artists of Las University), Las Cruces. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tions of a single image, the photograph “Tres
Arañas. Opening reception and gallery talk is
Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hermanas (The Three Sisters)” by Mel Stone.
XII Travelers Exhibition — Lyuba and Sasha Saturday. Information: (575) 541-0658 or thecut-
11:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. A presentation about
Titovets will present an exhibit in support of the ‘O’Keeffe: Close Up and Faraway in 12 tapestry weaving is 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18.
fourth monument in the XII Travelers series, Paintings’ — Chautauqua performer Deborah
Showing through Nov. 3 in cooperation with
“Benito Juarez-Child to Man” by sculptor Ethan Blanche brings performs her one-woman show on
the Border Artists is the group’s “What We Love.”
Taliesin Houser 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at the works of Georgia O’Keeffe at 2 p.m. Saturday,
Each member of the Border Artists, a Southern
Nov. 10, at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library,
Art Hop — MainStreet Truth or Consequences
Peppertree Square (former Charlotte’s). The New Mexico group formed in the late 1980s, will sponsors the event 6 to 9 p.m. the second
Titovets will donate a portion of the sales to the 200 E. Picacho. Admission is free. Information:
select works special to them or their favorite Saturday of each month (Nov. 10) in the down-
project in memory of John Houser. Admission is (575) 528-4005 or library.reference@las-
pieces in various media. town gallery district. The event features the
free. Information: 282-5102, 474-1081 or xiitrav-
Border Artists Dialogues are 11 a.m. Saturdays monthly art opening of new shows throughout the during the show: ‘The Prado in Las Cruces’ — The City of galleries of Truth or Consequences, including fine
• Oct. 27: Cassandra Lockwood, Suzanne Kane, Las Cruces hosts the traveling outdoor exhibition arts, pottery, and fabric arts. Many shops and
Las Cruces/Mesilla Jeanne Rundell and Amanda Jaffe from the Museo Nacional del Prado, with the col- restaurants stay open late for this monthly event,
• Nov. 3: Winfrey Hearst, Rosemary McLoughlin, laboration of the American Friends of the Prado with live music in several locations. Information
10-10 ArtsHop — Doña Ana Arts Council Storm Sermay and Jo-an Smith. Museum and the New Mexico Multi-Cultural
hosts “12 Hours of Art in Las Cruces” with events Foundation, through Nov. 28 at Plaza Place next
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. the second Saturday of every Doña Ana Arts & Cultural Center — The Deming Arts Center — The Deming Arts
to the Plaza de Las Cruces in Downtown Las
month (Nov. 10). Participating galleries are gallery at the DAAC Arts Council Arts & Culture Council gallery and gift shop is at 100 Gold in
University Art Gallery, Cutter Gallery, DAAC Arts Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado. Hours are 9 a.m. Deming, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Museo Nacional del Prado is one of the world’s
& Cultural Center, Rokoko Gallery, Four Points to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information: Monday through Saturday. Admission is free.
most prestigious fine art museums. The collection
Perspective and Art Obscura. Hours vary per (575) 523-6403 or Information: (575) 546-3663, or
features artwork of Diego Velázquez, Francisco de
location. Information: (575) 523-6403. Schedule: Showing in November: Works by Abel Garcia, on Facebook.
Goya, Titian, Rubens, and El Greco among others. who grew up in Las Cruces, studied art at NMSU Showing Oct. 30-Nov. 28: Recycled Art Show,
The exhibit was listed as one of USA Today’s
and is now based in Dallas. His work ranges from featuring works made from 90 percent recycled
“Alternate Endings, Activist Risings’ — “Top 25 Must-See Exhibits in 2017.”
murals to tattoo design and graphic design. To see materials, crafted by artists of all ages. Hosted by
The program featuring short videos from commu- Free weekly 30 to 45-minute tours are at 10:30
his work, go to Keep Luna County Beautiful. Artist reception is 1
nity organizations and collectives highlighting the a.m. Tuesdays and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays. Themes to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4.
impact of art in AIDS activism and advocacy is 11 will include Religion, Works of the Spanish
A homecoming reception for Garcia is 4 to 7 The center’s bi-annual Guatemalan Mercado is
a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at NMSU’s CMI Masters, Portraiture, Landscapes/Still Life, the
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. He will demonstrate his 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Theatre, 2915 McFie Circle. Presented by Human Form, Mythology, and Royalty.
dramatic painting style for about an hour starting Saturday, Oct. 26-27.
University Art Gallery, Department of Art, Private tours are 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 2 p.m.
at 3:45 p.m. The Deming Quilting Bees Club teaches begin-
Creative Media Institute, and Gender and Saturdays, for groups of 10 or more. Tours may
ning sewing classes 10 a.m. to noon the third
Sexuality Studies at New Mexico State University. Downtown Ramble — The City of Las Cruces be booked with Bryan Lee, at (575) 541-2217 or
Saturday of the month. Supplies furnished.
Admission is free. Information: hosts an evening of music and art 5 to 7 p.m. the
first Friday of the month at art venues of in a
Art Obscura Gallery — 3206 Harrelson in seven-block stretch of Las Cruces Downtown
Las Cruces (Mesilla Park area). Hours are 10 a.m. Mall. Information: (575) 647-0508.
to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 11 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: (575) 494-7256, Holly Day House - The Artists of Picacho Hills or on Facebook. host a holiday shopping event 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Showing through Nov. 4 is “Death Struck,” Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16-17, at Saint Paul’s
new works by Juan Crook Gonzalez in the Main Methodist Church, 225 West Griggs, Las Cruces.
Gallery, and “Primary Passing,” new works by Admission is free. A raffle of donated artwork will
Matt Garza and Anne Q in the Tiny Room Gallery. benefit Mesilla Valley Hospice. Information: 575-
523-1740, or on
ArtRageous — Doña Ana Arts Council offers Facebook.
community art classes 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesdays at DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, in Las Cruces Arts Fair call for artists —
Bulletin Plaza, 1740 Calle de Mercado, Suite D. Doña Ana Arts Council is seeking fine artists to
Classes include materials, light refreshments and a apply for the 9th annual regional juried fine arts
glass of wine. No experience is necessary; all lev- event March 1-3, in the Las Cruces Convention
els welcome. Wear old clothes or smock. Cost Center, 680 E University. Artists may apply
$30 per class (includes materials and light refresh- through Nov. 30 on-line at
ments). Class size limited. Proceeds support the Application fee: $35. Information: 575) 523-6403,
non-profit’s community art programs for children. or
Registration: (575) 523-6403 or Las Cruces Museum of Art — 491 N. Main
• Oct. 31: Alcohol ink with Sally Quillin. Offered (Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
2 to 4 p.m. only. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• Nov. 7: Pastel Portraits with Carolyn Bunch. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First Friday
• Nov. 14: Needle felting with Mary Smith. Ramble. Closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22-23.
• Nov. 28: Poinsettia Watercolor with Sally Information: (575) 541-2137 or las-
Colorful Trails Second Saturday — Showing through Oct. 27: “Light Works: A
Several Las Cruces artists will host studio open Century of Photography.”
houses noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. Showing Nov. 20-Jan. 12: The annual “Bird in
• John Schooley, watercolorist. and Ali (Keyes) Art: Takes Flight and Soars” exhibit with dynamic
Schooley, photography and sculpts, at 2287 and contemplative interpretations of avian marvels
Evening Star. Information: (214) 906-6086. via original paintings, sculptures, and graphics cre-
• Penny Duncklee’s Art Studio, 1201 2nd. Plein ated within the last three years.
aire watercolors on paper and canvas. Birds in Art presentation with Richard Quick,
Information: (575) 523-1889 or Curator of Living Collections at the museum, is 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.
• Debra Vance studio at 2200 W. Union Ave, Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery — 2470-A
west of Hwy. 28. Guests Beverly Pertle, Carilista Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, across from the
Harvey, Jean Melvin,Linda Haven and Paul Fountain Theatre. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Vakselisoy. Music by Alison Reynolds. Information: daily. Information: (575) 522-2933 or mesillaval-
• Roy Van der AA acrylic and mixed media, 2645 November’s featured artists are Judy Bess, an
Dona Ana Road. Also featured is the Michael acrylic painter of the desert Southwest, and Ray

November 2018 El Paso Scene Page 27
Bassett served with Taking a Look Back
famed Dodge lawmen by John McVey Middagh

ots happened in Dodge City, Kansas

L where Charlie Bassett was marshal
at the same time Wyatt Earp, Bat
and Jim Masterson were lawmen. It was
a lawless town. Wyatt was assistant mar-
shal, Jim Masterson was a city police-
man, and older brother Bat was county
sheriff. During the years of 1873-1879
they all reported to Charlie Bassett at one
time or another, and he merits more
recognition than has been shown him by
history. ‘Dodge City Peace Commission’ (Charlie
Bassett was born Oct. 30, 1847, in Bassett is bottom row, far left)
Massachusetts. When his parents sepa-
rated, he chose to live with his father his just dues, but still were deeply sad-
until he joined the Union Army in dened to hear that he’d passed away,
February 1865, two months before the “George was nothing but a poor cow-
end of the war between the states. He boy,” reported the Ford County Globe.
enlisted as a volunteer for a $100 bounty In November 1879 Bassett resigned his
and served only nine months. law job in Dodge City and left to roam
From 1865 to 1873 he drifted around the West panning for gold. Never suc-
the West working as a miner, bartender cessful in that pursuit, he wandered into
and buffalo hunter, winding up in Dodge New Mexico and Texas. Maybe he spent
City. Charlie opened the original Long some time in El Paso on his way to San
Branch Saloon in 1872 with a partner, Antonio in 1881. He remained in Texas
running it until they sold to Luke Short. for two years, then moved to Missouri to
Short’s ownership in the Long Branch manage the Webster and Hughes Marble
would become a pivotal point in Bassett’s Hall Saloon. The Kansas City Journal
life later. welcomed him by reporting that the
Bassett was elected sheriff of Ford “Hon. C. E. Bassett, a well-known cattle-
County, serving two terms with Bat man of Kansas and Texas, returned yes-
Masterson as his assistant. By law terday, after a brief stay in Dodge City.
Bassett could not run for a third term, so He will remain here for some time.”
some role-reversal took place. Bat In 1883 Bassett was summoned back to
Masterson was elected sheriff and one of Dodge City by Short, who still owned the
the first acts he preformed was to appoint Long Branch Saloon. The mayor of
Charlie Bassett his under-sheriff. Dodge had run Short out of town in an
While serving as under-sheriff, Bassett effort to clean up the town, closing all the
also was assistant-marshal to then City bars and sporting houses. Short put out a
Marshal Ed Masterson. Bassett was paid call for help, and his friends started
a nice compliment by Mayor Kelly: showing up, gunmen all, including Bat
“Charlie Bassett has had thorough train- Masterson, Earp and Bassett.
ing and is a good man for Dodge City.” The town’s businessmen were afraid the
A typical Dodge City incident occurred crackdown would hurt their businesses
one hot steamy evening in July 1887, when cowboys from Texas arrived at the
causing Jim Masterson and Wyatt Earp to end of their cattle drive, causing Mayor
dash to the scene. A couple of Texas Deger to recant, and allowing Short and
cowboys were leaving the saloon late one the others to re-open. That ended the
evening, returning to their camp just out- possibility of violence. There was not a
side of town. After strapping on their shot fired. The entire incident still
six-shooters they decided to depart with a became known as the “Dodge City War.”
bang. They rode the street horseback, fir- All the participants faded back from
ing their pistols every which way, bring- wherever they had come. Bassett
ing the two lawmen out into the street. A returned to Kansas, opening his own
gun battle ensued causing the cowboys to saloon that didn’t last long, then going to
turn tail and ride out. work as a bartender for others. By that
As they dashed across a bridge one of time he was suffering from inflammatory
the lawmen wounded George Hoy. rheumatism. He traveled to Hot Springs,
Nobody else was hurt. The only other Arkansas, in hopes that the healing
damage done was a few lights that were waters there would help. He died Jan. 5,
shot out and some bullet holes were 1896 at age 48.
added through the walls of the Lady Gay There is a famous photo out there of
Saloon. The bullets caused all the some of Short’s friends, who were called
patrons to flatten out on the floor in the “Dodge City Peace Commission.”
haste. At the time Bat Masterson and Bassett is the only one with a clean-
Doc Holliday were immersed in a game shaven face and has the look of a true
of Spanish monte. bartender.
Young Hoy died of his wound days John McVey Middagh is a former
later. He was laid to rest in the finest of saddle shop owner. You can reach
fashion by his cowboy brothers. The res- him at
idents of Dodge thought he’d received

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Local: Bet on heavy metal fun
In the mid ’80s he was in full makeup, with a
bleached-blonde nest of hair and plenty of
fringe, yelling about how he wasn’t going to
take it. In the ’90s he formed Widowmaker
and hosted a radio show dedicated to heavy Tumblewords Project — The free writing reading and open critique. No sign-up required.
metal. He was last spotted on Broadway in workshops are 12:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Saturdays Information:
“Rocktopia,” but no matter how many hats at the Memorial Park Public Librar, 3200 Copper.
Holiday Book Sale — Friends of the
Dee Snider has worn, he has always been No workshop Nov. 24. Information: 328-5484, or
Esperanza A. Moreno Branch Library, 12480
touring and keeping alive the music of on Facebook.
Pebble Hills, host a book sale at the library 11
Twisted Sister, along with music from his • Nov. 3: “Día de los Muertos: A Story,” with
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, with paper-
four solo albums. Be grateful he likes to ven- poet Raquel Mejía.
backs, trade-size books for fill-a-tote; also,
ture out on his own, as he is touring the • Nov. 10: “How Many Words is a Picture
country — including El Paso — in support wrapped children’s books, bagged romance
Worth?” with photo instructor Ken Blystone.
of his latest “For the Love of Metal.” The books, music, and more. Information: 212-0442.
• Nov. 17: “Outside the Box” with Eternity
new disc still rides his old metal road but red. Sheryl Crow’s “Tuesday Night Music Wauls. Wauls is a Word Expressionist. Murder She Read — The Eastside chapter of
with a very modern sound, thanks to some Club” gets its debut. The Violent Femmes’ the book discussion group supporting women
very special guests. Members of Killswitch “Permanent Record: The Very Best of ‘Cutting the Wire’ — A book signing for the mystery writers meets 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.
Engage, Lamb Of God, and Arch Enemy all Violent Femmes” will hit the bins on a Coke- book collaboration between poets Lawrence
6, at 1631 Commons, to discuss “The Secret
make appearances. The Thanksgiving food bottle clear record; and Sublime goes above Welsh and Ray Gonzalez, and photographer Bruce
Place” by Tana French. Admission is free.
coma should be long over, so head to and beyond with packaging on their debut Berman, ”Cutting the Wire: Photographs and
Information: 629-7063 or
Speaking Rock Dec. 1. vinyl pressing of “Greatest Hits” with a Poetry from the US-Mexico Border,” is 4 p.m.
bonus flexi disc and a matchbox-style jacket. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Literarity Book Shop, 5411 LGBT book group — The bimonthly book
Black Friday Record Store Day Jazz even gets into the game with a very N. Mesa (Peppertree Square). The book spans group meets on odd-numbered months. The next
“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” unique Herbie Hancock LP, “Flood” (which nearly 40 years with its photographs of highways meeting is 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at the
if you are a Rolling Stones fan because BMG was never commercially available) from a and fences, detention cells and wedding dresses, Living Room Lounge, 2310 Piedras, to discuss
is rolling out the 40th anniversary reissue of show in Tokyo in 1975. The blues is here chapels and children. Information: (505) 277-3291 “Logical Family: A Memoir” by Armistead Maupin.
Keith Richards first ever solo outing, the hol- with a pair of Muddy Waters gems as well. or Information: 471-9396 or on Facebook at
iday-themed “Run Rudolph Run” — but I ElPasoGLBTBookGroup.
am getting way ahead of myself. 7-inch and 12-inch singles Library Association Banquet and
Conference — The Border Regional Library Barnes & Noble events — Events are at all
Independent record stores across the nation A slew of singles find their way to record Association, District 6 and REFORMA El Paso three areas stores: West Side, 705 Sunland Park
will band together to fight giant retailers on store shelves this year with unique colors, Drive; East Side at Fountains at Farah, 8889
Chapter’s annual fall conference is 8:15 a.m. to
Black Friday. When it comes to some songs and sleeves. Guns N’ Roses are back Gateway West, Suite 120; and Las Cruces at 700
1:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at EPCC Valle
extremely special pieces, they’ve unleashed with a 30-year-old track that is this year’s Verde Campus Library, 919 Hunter, Building C, S. Telshor in Mesilla Valley Mall.
more than Santa’s sack could ever hold. rock radio hit “Shadow of Your Love” on red with breakfast and lunch, several workshops and Information: (West Side) 581-5353; (East Side)
vinyl and previously only available in the
Box sets and collections:
District 6 meeting. Guest speaker Nancy Goebel 590-1932; and (Las Cruces) (575) 522-4499.
super deluxe box. A Perfect Circle’s “So • A Magic of Harry Potter children’s event is 2
will discuss “Putting More Human into Libraries:
Dave Matthews returns after a few years’ Long, And Thanks for All the Fish” is cou-
Helping People Experience Diversity though a p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.
absence with his series of live shows. His pled with their unreleased AC/DC cover
Human Library.” Cost: $30 ($25 members). Stories for children are at 11 a.m. Saturdays at
two separate 4-LP sets both come from remake of “Dog Eat Dog.” A posthumous
Information: 241-7934, or all three stores. The Westside and Las Cruces
Virginia with 1993 and 1994 being on tap. release by Soundgarden frontman Chris
Cornell with the unheard “When Bad Does stores also offer story times at 10 a.m. Friday.
Anthrax spreads their love over three blue, Goebel is head librarian of the Augusta Campus
pink, and purple platters from their recent Good” is backed with a live number from his Barnes & Noble (Las Cruces) — 700 S.
other band, Temple of the Dog. The B-52’s Library at the University of Alberta in Canada.
concert in Glasgow. Type O Negative A free kickoff event is Friday, Nov. 9, at 501 Bar
Telshor in Mesilla Valley Mall. Information: (575)
expands their Bloody Kisses release by an Fred Schneider provides a trio of tunes on 522-4499. Michael McGarrity will sign his book
entire extra slab of wax, adding unreleased “Head On a Leg” with a run of only 450. and Bistro, 501 Texas, with complimentary tacos.
“Residue: A Kevin Kerney Novel” at 1 p.m.
and remixed tracks all on 180 gram. The Garbage’s annual contribution is “Destroying Call for times.
Saturday, Nov. 3.
Byrds have beefed up their “Sweetheart of Angels” with their rendition of David
Creative Writing Group — Southwest
the Rodeo” by three extra records, so that Bowie’s “Starman” on the flip side. Paul Books Are Gems — 7744 North Loop Ste B
Festival of the Written Word and WNMU offer
now includes 28 bonus tracks, demos, out- McCartney pulls two selections off his new (behind Compass Bank). The nonprofit organiza-
disc “Egypt Station,” each being hand-num- the writing group facilitated by JJ Amaworo
takes, rehearsal versions and tracks by Gram tion sells and gives away new and used books.
bered. As far as 12-inch platters, there is Wilson, writer-in-residence at WNMU, 6 to 8:30
Parsons’ pre-Byrds band. Then there are the Children who come to the store may receive six
Lone Justice’s “Western Tapes, 1983,” a col- p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the
colossal sets from Soul Asylum and Toad the free used books. Teachers can also receive free
lection of rare demos. Outkast takes “Rosa month through November (Nov. 13 and 27) at
Wet Sprocket. The first up packages their books for their classroom. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5
Parks” to another dimension by including a NNMU’s Kennedy Puentes Room, in Silver City,
time served with label Twin Tone into a 5-LP p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and 9 a.m.
collection with a bonus 20-page book with radio edit, instrumental and acapella ver- with short stories, poetry, novel extracts, narra-
to 12 p.m. Saturday. Information: 845-5437 or
liner notes and previously unseen photos and sions. The Breeders reissue their highly cov- tive non-fiction, hybrid. Participation is free; writ-
memorabilia. The other spreads three releas- eted 1992 EP “Safari.” ers should bring 8 to 12 copies of their work for
es over five pieces of vinyl with “Fear,”
“Dulcinea,” and “Acoustic Dance Party” all Wacky, bizarre, and more
represented, none of which have been on Although many feel picture discs aren’t the
vinyl, and all are remastered. All are housed best to listen to, they sure are fun for the
in a black 12”x12” box with custom foil- eyes. Appearing on the format is Devo with
stamped logo on the front cover and a tex- the seminal “Q: Are We Not Men? A: We
tured fabric top. Are Devo!” Also: Frank Zappa’s 50th
anniversary mono album “We’re Only in it
Unique colors, recordings & for the Money” and a re-formed Smashing
packaging on special vinyl Pumpkins with brand new material on
“Shiny and so Bright Vol. 1…” A few just
Alice Cooper lets us hear his live show from have to be seen to be believed: A brilliant
2015 with “Live From The Astroturf Full Ronnie James Dio logo die-cut with the clas-
Performance,” which includes a double-sided sic “Holy Diver” live. Weezer continues with
24”x36” poster, a 11”x11” 16-page their dead-on impression of Toto with their
booklet/program, six trading cards, and each “Africa” 7-inch. Lastly, the overhaul picture
silver foil board gatefold jacket will be disc treatment is given to the innovative
stamped and numbered. Cheap Trick once 1972 X-rated animated film “Fritz the Cat.”
again cracks open the vault with “The Epic
Archive Vol. 2 (1980-1983),” offering rare
live versions, an instrumental, demos and
All of these are being released in extremely
limited pressing numbers, ranging from as
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Forum Theater, 9570 Gateway North, directed by
Matthew Smith. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday
and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15
($10 non-EPCC students and military; $7 EPCC
students and staff and senior citizens). Ages 7 and
older only admitted. Reservations: 831-5056.
A nerdy English Literature major meets an
attractive graduate art student at the local muse-
‘Young Frankenstein’ — UTEP Dinner Family, the Addamses have lived by their unique um where he works. His life takes an unexpected
Theatre, in the UTEP Student Union West build- values for hundreds of years and Gomez and turn.
ing, has extended its production of the Mel Morticia, the patriarch and matriarch of the clan, ‘Bocón’ — El Paso Community Foundation’s
Brooks musical comedy through Nov. 4. Show would be only too happy to continue living that Jewel Box Series presents the one-act play by Los
time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; non- way. Their dark, macabre, beloved daughter Actores at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the
dinner matinees are Sunday 1:30 p.m. Oct. 28 and Wednesday, however, is now an 18-year-old Philanthropy Theatre (next to the Plaza Theatre)
Nov. 4. Tickets: $33.50 to $43.50 Wednesday, young woman, and has fallen in love with a normal Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-
Thursday and Sunday discount dinner performanc- boyfriend. 4020 or
es; $36.50 to $48.50 (Friday and Saturday dinner Hector Serrano directs Lisa Loomer’s play about
‘Moon Over Buffalo’ — El Paso High School’s
performances), and $19.50 to $29.50 no-dinner a Central American boy whose parents are
Tiger Theatre Troupe presents the comedy by
matinee performances (Ticketmaster). abducted, forcing him to flee to the United States.
Ken Ludwig at 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday,
Information: 747-6060 or He loses his voice and encounters mythical char-
and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1-4, at El Paso High
This musical re-imagining of the Frankenstein acters and a dastardly coyote.
School Auditorium, 800 E. Schuster. Admission:
legend follows young Dr. Frankenstein and Igor as
$7 ($5 students). Information: 236-2500 or ‘Inspecting Carol’ — American Southwest
they attempt to create a monster, with scary and Theatre Company presents the wicked satire of
hilarious complications. Features memorable tunes
In the madcap comedy tradition of “Lend Me a ‘A Christmas Carol” by Daniel Sullivan and the
such as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My
Tenor,” “Moon Over Buffalo” centers on George Seattle Repertory Co. Nov. 16-Dec. 2 at
Boyfriend” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” adding the-
and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. On NMSU’s Center for the Arts in Las Cruces.
atrical flair to the screen sensation. Includes some
the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by Directed by Nichole Hamilton. Performances are
language and mature subject matter.
George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
‘Addams Family’ — Alamogordo Music receive word that they might just have one last Tickets: $17 ($14 seniors; $10 students; $5 high
Theatre’s presents the Tony Award-winning fairy shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town schools students with current I.D.) Tickets: (575)
tale adventure 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 to see their matinee, and if he likes what he sees, 646-41420 or
p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2-4 and Nov. 9-10 at the he might cast them in his movie remake of “The Behind the scenes of a struggling theater’s annual
Flickinger Center, 1110 N. New York, in Scarlet Pimpernel.” Unfortunately, everything that slapdash production of “A Christmas Carol,”
Alamogordo. Tickets: $12. Information: alamogor- could go wrong does go wrong. rehearsals are at a standstill. Tim is no longer or on Facebook. Tiny, Scrooge wants to do the play in Spanish and
‘Jeckyll & Hyde’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501
In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams their funding is on hold pending an inspection.
Montana, presents the play based on the Robert
Lewis Stevenson horror classic through Nov. 3. ‘Farandula’ — The comedy by Jazz Villa
Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 Projects of Havana Cuba is 6 p.m. Saturday (in
p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 ($12 seniors 62+, stu- Spanish), and noon Sunday (in English), Nov. 17-
dents, military; $9 12 and younger). Information: 18, at Adobe Horseshoe Theatre, Main, in San
532-1317 or Elizario. The “tasty but dangerous” comedy uses
Los Payabrothers — The group will perform the opening of a gallery as a pretext for the con-
their Spanish-language comedy show at 7 p.m. fluence of with interestingly conflicted lives.
Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Black Box Theatre, 430 Admission: $46.95 Saturday dinner show; $24.95
N. Main, in Las Cruces. Suitable for ages 15 and non-dinner matinee Sunday. Parking lot is private.
older. Tickets: $15 ($12 for students and seniors Information: 976-7077, or
over 65). Information: 328-9955. on Facebook.

Shakespeare on-the-Rocks — Shakespeare ‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ — El Paso
on-the-Rocks’ final performances for its 30th sea- Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the family hol-
son are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9-10, at iday comedy based on the Barbara Robinson book
Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, Nov. 30-Dec. 16. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday
featuring Hector Serrano’s production of “A and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 ($12
Midsummer Night’s Dream,” with a pastiche of seniors 62+, students, military; $9 12 and
love-struck nobles, bumbling mechanicals, and younger). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplay-
mischievous fairies. Tickets: $10 ($8 for full-time
students with valid id, seniors 65 and older, active ‘Mary Poppins’ — Las Cruces Community
military; $6 group rate, 10 or more. Information: Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces
474-4275,, shakespeareonthe- Downtown Mall presents the musical based on or on Facebook. the Disney movie Nov. 30-Dec. 16. Directed by
‘The Shape of Things’ — El Paso Community Janet Beatty-Payne. Performances are 8 p.m.
College Theater Ensemble presents the play by Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets:
Neil Labute Nov. 9-18 at Transmountain Campus $15 ($12 students, seniors, military, $10 children
under 12; $11 per ticket for groups of 10 or
more). Information: (575) 523-1200 or
‘The Snow Queen’ — Kids-N-Co. presents
John Robledo’s original adaptation of the Hans
Christian Anderson story Nov. 30-Dec. 16, at
First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison,
directed by Raul Chavez. Shows are 7:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets: $7 ($5 children, students, senior citizens,
military), available at the door. Information: 274-
8797 or on Facebook at El Paso Kids-n-Co.
El Paso Playhouse auditions — 2501
Montana. Information, audition times: 532-1317
Upcoming auditions.
• Dec. 2-3: “And the Winner Is.” Shows run Jan.
• Dec. 9-10: “Always a Bridesmaid.” Shows run
Feb. 8-24.

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Current events make

‘Bocón’ still relevant
ocón,” the latest show at the
Philanthropy Theater, fulfills
‘Cine Fantástico’ — Paso del Norte Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las one of theater’s main jobs — to
Foundation celebrates popular Mexican cinema Cruces Downtown Mall. Admission: $8.50 be relevant to what is happening around
with a free screening of the restored 1961 horror- ( us.
action-cult classic “Santo contra cerebro del mal”
Fountain Theatre — 2469 Calle de To see the relevance, one only needs
(Santo vs. the Evil Brain), at 7 p.m. Thursday, to look at the tent city in Tornillo filled
Guadalupe, Mesilla. The historic theater, operated
Nov. 1, at the Plaza Theatre. The film features
by the Mesilla Valley Film Society, features films at with children who came from countries
the popular Mexican luchador El Santo in his
debut film. Doors open at 6 p.m. Information:
7:30 p.m. nightly, plus 1:30 p.m. Saturday and south of us to escape death and poverty. or on Facebook.
2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7 ($6 seniors, mili- The one-act play by Lisa Loomer was
tary and students with ID; $5 children and society
written decades ago, but what is old is Jewel Box series because it will get a
Friday Night Flicks — The UTEP film series members); $5 on Wednesday. Information, sched-
new again, said director Hector Serrano.
is offered at 6:30 p.m. every other Friday at the ule: (575) 524-8287 or different audience than the students and
Union Cinema, Union Building East, First Floor. The 7:30 p.m. Sunday screening has open cap- “It tells the story of a boy from a Latin community theatergoers who have seen
Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $3 ($2 UTEP ID). tions when available. American country where they have a lot it in the past.
A $5 movie combo (with hot dog, popcorn and • Oct. 26-Nov. 1: “I am not a Witch.” After a of problems,” Serrano said. “His parents The show is bilingual, but is primarily
drink) offered. Information: 747- minor accident, an 8-year-old girl is accused of want to save the child, so they save English, Serrano said. The Spanish is
5670,, or on witchcraft. Free for current members. money to send him north. He has a lot incidental to add the flavor. He said he
Facebook at UTEP/OSL. No Saturday, Oct. 27, matinee. of problems on his way here. People is pleased the city is promoting bilin-
• Nov. 2: Hotel Transylvania 3, PG • Nov. 2-8: “Fahrenheit 11/9.” Filmmaker take his money. But he finally gets here.” gual theater and has become aware of
Michael Moore examines the current state of
• Nov. 30: Ant-Man and The Wasp, PG-13. Although this updated version of the the need for bilingual theater.
American politics.
Film Salon — The Film Salon presents 1941’s • Nov. 9-15: “The Bookshop.” England 1959. In
show has a happy ending, Serrano said, Of course, Serrano, who founded Los
“The 49th Parallel” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, a small East Anglian town, Florence Green “it shows the problems immigrant chil- Pobres Theater with Joan Quarm in
at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 250 E. Montecillo, decides, against polite but ruthless local opposi- dren go through because they don’t 1969, and has directed 250-plus shows
as part of a series on Powell & Pressburger: the tion, to open a bookshop. have their parents. It was written in the since, has been promoting bilingual the-
1940s. Tickets: $5; available at ‘70s, but the situation has gotten worse
Information: or on Facebook.
• Nov. 16-21: “The Last Suit.” An 88-year-old ater for half a century. Like the theme
Jewish tailor runs away from Buenos Aires to because of the administration we have of “Bocón,” what is old is new again.
Classic Film Series — The Rio Grande Poland, where he tries to find a friend who saved now.” The theme, he said, is very meaningful
Theatre, 211 N. Main Street in Las Cruces, pres- him from death at the end of World War II. UTEP grad Raul Chavez reprises the for this particular year. “It’s from the
• Nov. 23-29: “Science Fair.” Nine high school
ents classic films on selected dates. Information: role of Miguel he did three years ago in child’s point of view. The child wants to
(575) 541-2290, or on students navigate rivalries, setbacks and hormones
trying to win the international science fair.
a student production. Aide Rodriguez make it to the City of Angels. He literal-
• Noon Saturday, Nov. 3: Zootopia. $1 cash. No matinee Saturday, Nov. 24. Thursday, Nov. also returns to the show for the second ly looks for angels.”
• 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10: Nacho Libre $5 29 show at 1:30 p.m.; no evening show. time (she was part of the show Serrano One of the most powerful scenes,
(Free with ticket to Noche de Nachos). • Nov. 30-Dec. 6: “The Happy Prince.” The last did in the ‘90s at EPCC) as part of the Serrano said, is when young Miguel
• 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1: National Lampoon’s days of Oscar Wilde — and the ghosts that haunt- seven-person ensemble, playing a num- comes before the judge. “Miguel asks
Christmas Vacation. $5. ed them — are vividly evoked in Rupert Everett’s ber of parts. Rounding out the cast are him where his parents came from. The
Jay’s Pix Presents at the International
directorial debut. actors, Serrano said, he recruited from judge answers that they came here, too.
Museum — Film historian Jay Duncan and the New Mexico Museum of Space History the Shakespeare on the Rocks series: It is very powerful. If people listen to it,
Sunset Film Society host film presentations at 2 — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. Tombaugh IMAX Victor Perez, Amanda Torres, Elizabeth it touches their heart.”
p.m. Saturdays at International Museum of Art, Dome Theater tickets are $7 ($6 seniors and mili- Garcia, and James Gould. The one-act,
1211 Montana. Admission is free. Snacks sold. tary; $5 ages 4-12). Planetarium show is $5 ($4 he added, is perfectly suited for the tiny Carol Viescas is a veteran of
Information: 543-6747 (museum), international- seniors, military and children). Museum combo Philanthropy stage because if the small community theater and teaches and tickets available. Information: (575) 437-2840,
ensemble cast. journalism at Bel Air High School.
November’s theme is “Star Power: Films of or on Facebook.
Because Shakespeare is in the middle
Inspiration.” Now showing: El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel
of its repertory, Serrano said getting
• Nov. 3: “Awakenings.” Based on Oliver Sacks’ • Australia’s Great Wild North, 11:05 a.m., 1:10 Box Series presents “Bocón” by Los
1973 memoir. A doctor discovers beneficial p.m. and 4:05 p.m. everyone together for a rehearsal has Actores at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at
effects of the drug L-Dopa on catatonic patients. • “Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity,” 12:30 been difficult. But he’s happy the show the Philanthropy Theatre (next to Plaza
• Nov. 10: “The Cider House Rules.” John Irving is part of the Philanthropy Theater Theatre). Information:
wrote the screenplay based on his novel, which Please see Page 32
tells the coming-of-age of Homer Wells, who lives
in a World War II-era Maine orphanage.
• Nov. 17: “Good Will Hunting.” A 20-year-old
South Boston laborer is an unrecognized genius
who undergoes therapy while studying advanced
mathematics with a renowned professor.
• Nov. 24: “Finding Forrester.” An African-
American teenager invited to attend a prestigious
private high school. By chance, he befriends a
reclusive writer.
A special screening of “Meeting with Remarkable
Men” is 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. Based on the
1963 book by Asian mystic G. I. Gurdijeff, who
devotes his entire life in search of the meaning of
life. He eventually develops a form of meditation
incorporating modern dance.
Pax Christi Film Series — A screening of
“Sustainable” is 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at St.
Joseph School auditorium, 1315 Travis (enter
through parking lot across from rectory).
Discussion follows. Admission is free, donations
accepted. Information: 740-3962.
This film investigates the economic and environ-
mental instability of America’s food system.
‘Combat Advisor in Vietnam’ — A docu-
mentary about life as a combat advisor in Vietnam
featuring never before seen footage taken during
the Vietnam War is 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at

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Film Scene (Warner Bros.) — Eddie Redmayne, Katherine
Waterston, Dan Fogler. Directed by David Yates.
Cont’d from Page 31 • The Last Race (Magnolia) — Documentary. The
portrait of a small-town stock car racetrack and
and 3:30 p.m. the tribe of blue-collar drivers that call it home.
• “Mysteries of China,” 10:10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Marty Berger, Mike Cappiello, Barbara Cromarty.
All phone numbers listed are in Juaréz. 5118 in El Paso; 612-3175 or 612-4075 in Juárez, Star Show is 11:55 a.m. and 2:55 p.m. • Windows (20th Century-Fox) — Viola Davis,
Centro Cultural Paso del Norte - Av. Jay’s Film Forecast — Film historian Jay Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki. Directed
Featured visual artists are Gerardo Pedraza,
Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, across from the Red Duncan prepared this list of top monthly “Coming by Steve McQueen.
Gerardo Ezquivel, Angel Gonzalez de la Tijera,
Cross. Information: 1730300 (Facebook: Attractions” for movie fans, listed by studio and Nov. 23:
Emilio Rama, Virginia Ledesma, Gustavo Villegas,
CCPasodelNorte). Advance show tickets at don- release date (subject to change): • Becoming Astrid (Music Box) — Alba August,
Edgar Vazquez, Santiago Carbonell, Ramses de la Nov. 2: Björn Gustafsson, Trine Dyrholm. Directed by
Cruz and Patricia Arreola.
• Alberto de Arco presents “Noche Paranormal” • Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century-Fox) — Pernille Fischer Christensen. Biopic of Swedish
at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29. Tickets: 175-760 Evolution Discoteque — Paseo de la Victoria Rami Malek (as Freddie Mercury), Joseph writer Astrid Lindgren, creator of “Pippi
pesos. 4545. Information: 269 8659. Advance tickets at Mazzello. Directed by Bryan Singer. Longstocking.”
• The comic play “Señora Presidenta” starring Marcos Florez and Banda Jerez • Boy Erased (Focus) — Lucas Hedges, Nicole • Creed II (Warner Bros.) — Tessa Thompson,
Hector Suarez is at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, perform Friday, Nov. 16. Kidman, Russell Crowe. Directed by Joel Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren. Directed by
Oct. 31. Tickets: 460-920 pesos. Edgerton. Steven Caple Jr. Continuation of the ”Rocky” fran-
Teatro de INBA - Circuito Jose Reyes chise.
• A live presentation of “Coco” with mariachis is • Nobody’s Fool (Paramount) — Tiffany Haddish,
Estrada, Zona Pronaf. Information: 616-7414,
at noon, Sunday, Nov. 4. Tickets: 208-323 pesos. Missi Pyle, Tika Sumpter. Directed by Tyler Perry. • The Favourite (Fox Searchlight) — Olivia Advance tickets at donbole-
• Comedienne La India Yuridia performs at 6 and • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (Disney) Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Delves. Directed by Hot Spanish performs at 8 p.m. Friday,
8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. Tickets: 345-520 — Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos.
Nov. 16. Tickets: 230 and 405 pesos. Meet &
pesos. Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston. • Green Book (Universal) — Linda Cardellini,
Greet: 575 pesos.
• “El Cartero (Il Postino)” is presented at 6:30 • A Private War (Aviron) — Rosamund Pike, Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali. Directed by
and 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. Tickets: 405-745 Teatro de la Nacion — Costa Rica street at Stanley Tucci, Jamie Dornan. Directed by Peter Farrelly.
pesos. 20 de Noviembre. Matthew Heineman. • Ralph Breaks the Internet (Walt Disney) — CG
• The comic play “Mi Amiga la Gorda” is pre- Stand-up comic Alex Fernández performs at 9 • Suspiria (Amazon) — Chloë Grace Moretz, Animation. Voices of Kristen Bell, John C. Reilly,
sented at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6. p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Admission: 405 pesos. Tilda Swinton, Doris Hick. Directed by Luca Gal Gadot. Directed by Phil Johnson and Rich
Tickets: 345-690 pesos. Guadagnino. Remake of 1977 Dario Argento film. Moore. Sequel to “Wreck-It Ralph” (2012).
• César Lozana presents “No Te Enganches
Gimnasio Municipal Josue Neri Santos • Robin Hood (Lionsgate) — Taron Egerton,
— Av. Mariscal at Maria Martinez, downtown. • Tiger (R3M Pictures) — Mickey Rourke, Janel
Todo Pasa” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. Tickets: Parrish. Directed by Alister Grierson. Jamie Dornan, Ben Mendelsohn. Directed by Otto
AAA Lucha Libre begins at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. Bathurst.
315-470 pesos. Nov. 9:
18. Tickets: 130-1,150 pesos • Second Act (STX) — Milo Ventimiglia, Jennifer
• The play “Esquizofrenia” is at 8 p.m. • The Front Runner (Columbia) — Molly
Wednesday, Nov. 14. Tickets: 345-520 pesos. Day of the Revolution — The day of Nov. Ephraim, Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga. Directed Lopez, Vanessa Hudgens. Directed by Peter Segal.
• The comic play “Maduras, Soltaras & 20 is celebrated as the day when the Mexican by Jason Reitman. • Shoplifters (Magnolia) — Kirin Kiki, Lily Franky,
Desesperadas” is presented at 7 and 9 p.m. Revolution began in 1910, led by Francisco • The Girl in the Spider’s Web (Columbia) — Sakura Andô. Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda.
Thursday, Nov. 15. Tickets: 415-760 pesos. Madero against the forces of the entrenched dic- Claire Foy, Vicky Krieps, Sylvia Hoeks. Directed Nov. 30:
• The Voronesh Russian Ballet production of “El tator, Porfirio Diaz. Madero had his base of oper- by Fede Alvarez. • Anna and the Apocalypse (Orion) — Ella Hunt,
Cascanueces” (The Nutcracker) is at Tuesday, ations in Juárez during the revolution, and • The Grinch (Universal) — CG Animation. Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire. Directed by John
Dec. 4. Tickets: 405-805 pesos. assumed the presidency in May 1911 after Diaz Voices of Angela Lansbury, Benedict McPhail.
resigned. Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones. Directed by Yarrow DVD/Blu-ray Releases
Auditorio Benito Juárez — Ignacio Ramirez
Cheney and Scott Mosier. Second theatrical ver-
and Vicente Guerrero, one block from Parque El Rey — Blvd. Tomas Fernandez 7818. Oct. 30:
Borunda. Tickets at sion which began with the 1966 animated Chuck
Venezuelan YouTube sensation “La Divaza” per- • Teen Titans Go! To the Movies. PG
• “Frida Kahlo: Viva la Vida” is presented at 7 Jones/Boris Karloff TV classic ”How The Grinch
forms at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25. Tickets: 920 Nov. 6:
p.m. Friday, Nov. 2. Admission: 160 pesos. Stole Christmas”” by Dr. Seuss.
pesos (1,730 VIP) at • BlacKkKlansman. R
• Comic Rogelio Ramos performs at 8 p.m. • Narcissister Organ Player (Universal) —
Wednesday, Nov. 7. Tickets: 230-460 pesos. Festival Inernacional del Globo — The hot Documentary. Narcissister reflects on the person- • Incredibles 2. PG
air balloon festival is Friday through Sunday, Nov. al impact of her mother’s illness and death. • Christopher Robin. PG
• Rorro Echavez and Farid Dieck present
30-Dec. 2, at Sede Papal El Punto, Calle 5 de • Overlord (Paramount) — Wyatt Russell, John Nov. 13:
“Genera + Mas” at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18.
Mayo, Chamizal. Gates open at 6 a.m. Admission Magaro, Pilou Asbæk. Directed by Julius Avery. • Mile 22. R
Tickets: 290-460 pesos.
is 175 pesos. Camping fee is 115 pesos. Tickets at • Peterloo (Amazon) — Rory Kinnear, Maxine • The Meg. PG-13
ExpoArte 2018 — Amigos de la Fundacion Peake, Neil Bell. Directed by Mike Leigh. Nov. 20:
Mascareñas’ annual gala, “Night of Art and Nov. 16:
Culture” is 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Cibeles Centro de Convenciones Cuatro Siglos - • Crazy Rich Asians. PG-13
• Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Convention Center in Juárez, featuring perform- Cuatro Siglos Boulevard 8989 (at Florida). Tickets
ances by Saxodia and Ballet Folklorico del at Singer, songwriter and accor-
Municipio de Queretaro, and culinary arts by chef dionist Remmy Valenzuela performs at 8 p.m.
Israel Soriano Rodríguez. Ticket information: 544- Saturday, Dec. 1. Tickets: 365-2,065 pesos.

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UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners’ home at the Philanthropy Theatre. Tickets: $16
games are at the Don Haskins Center. (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-4020 or Director Austin Savage and the Rio
Information: 747-5234 or
• 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1: Northwestern
• 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16: UC Riverside
The 57th annual WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun
DECEMBER Grande Writers team up to create an interactive
experience where the audience orders plays from
a menu — 30 plays in 60 minutes.
Bowl Invitational is Friday and Saturday, Dec. 21-
22, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Games are 5
and 7 p.m. both days. UTEP hosts East Tennessee
PREVIEW Krampus Fest — Kaleidoscope Art Space hosts
its Art Show & Market 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Dec.
14, in the Mobile Kitchen lot, 9715 Montana.
State, Wyoming and Norfolk. Tickets: (available
Dec. 3): $13-$22 for two game package; $22-$44 ‘The Nutcracker Ballet’ — The Ballet
four game package. Company of UACJ presents the holiday classic at
at 6 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday, Dec. 15-16,
UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home games
at Adobe Horseshoe Theatre, 1500 Main in San
are in the Don Haskins Center. Ticket informa-
Elizario. Admission: $45.95 Saturday dinner show;
tion: 747-5234 or
$24.95 non-dinner matinee Sunday. Information:
• 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1: Arkansas State
976-7077, or
• 2 p.m. Dec. 9: Portland State.
Happy Hippie Holidaze Open House —
Tamal Fiesta y Mas — The annual fiesta is The Hal Marcus Gallery, 1308 N. Oregon, hosts
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1,in Santa Clara, its 48th annual Happy Holidaze Open House arts
N.M., hosted by the Southwest New Mexico and craft fair 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon
Green Chamber of Commerce, with tamale and to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15-16. Information: 533-
craft vendors and other traditional food. El Paso Rhinos - El Paso’s Junior League ice 9090 or
Information: (575) 537-2443 or 575-654-9889, or hockey team hosts the Dallas Snipers at 7 p.m.
on Facebook. Santa Clara is about 8 miles east of Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec.
Up and Running Jingle Bell Run — The
12th annual 5K run/walk benefitting El Paso High
Silver City along U.S. 180. 7-9, at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center,
4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $5-$30. Information: School girls track is 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15,
‘You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown’ — at Up and Running, 2322 N. Mesa (Rudolph
UTEP Dinner Theatre presents a fresh approach Plaza). Registration: $25 through Dec. 14; $30
to the 1967 classic based on the beloved Charles Arts and Craft Festival — Bethany Christian Dec. 14-15. at
M. Schultz comic strip Dec. 4-9 for its Side Dish Church, 10453 Springwood, hosts its annual juried
Student Production. No meals served. Show time show and sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Mount Cristo Rey Hike Through Time —
is 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Information: 592-5977 or A guided hike is at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, at
Sunday. Tickets: $5-$10 (Ticketmaster). Mount Cristo Rey, Sunland Park, N.M. Length: 5
Christmas Festival & Market — The 2nd miles round trip (2-3 hours). Cost: $5 ($2 for chil-
Information: 747-6060 or
annual festival is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. dren) donation requested. Information: 542-1422.
Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon. 8, at the Substation on Doniphan at Sunset. No reservation is required.
Showing Dec. 6-Feb. 28, 2019: “Latina Arte,” Information: or on Facebook.
with works by Latina artists.Reception is 5 to 8 Hyundai Sun Bowl — The 85th annual foot-
Handel’s Messiah — El Paso Choral Society’s ball classic begins at noon, Monday, Dec. 31.
p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6. Information: 533-9090 or
Chorale and Orchestra performs the oratorio at Tickets: $22 to $62 (Ticketmaster). Captain’s
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Abraham Club: $652. Information: 533-4416, 1-800-915-
El Paso Mineral and Gem Society Show Chavez Theatre, with a 100-voice choir, orchestra BOWL or Teams will come from the
— The annual mineral, gem, jewelry and bead and soloists. Tickets: $10, $20, $30 and $40 ACC and Pac-12 conferences.
show is Dec. 7-9 at El Maida Auditorium, 6331 (Ticketmaster). Information: 259-4999 or
Alabama. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission
‘A Christmas Carol en la Frontera’ —
is free. Information: 544-2717 or
The UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance
Mesilla Plaza Christmas Tree Lighting — presents an original adaptation of Charles Dickens’
The community tree lighting is 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. holiday season classic by Jay Stratton & Adriana
7, in the plaza. Shops will be open until 8 p.m., Dominguez Dec. 8-16, in UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts
with Christmas Caroling, hot chocolate & cookies. Wise Family Theatre. Showtime is 2:30 and 7:30
Information: (575) 524-3262, ext. 116. p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9
and 16, and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14. Tickets:
‘Life and Beth’ — No Strings Theater
$12-$18 ($10 on Dec. 8). Information: 747-5118,
Company presents the play by Alan Ayckbourn or on Facebook.
Dec. 7-23, at the Black Box Theater, 430 N. Main
in Las Cruces. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and sen- ‘Icarus Was a Rookie’ — El Paso Community
iors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday). Information: Foundation’s Jewel Box Series presents the
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ery few people trust poll results any Advertiser Index
more, and that skepticism should Alma Calderon 11 El Paso Streetcar 2 Nayda’s Gems & Stones 25
apply even to non-political polls. In
fact, the most suspicious polls results I’ve Ardovino’s Desert Crossing 35 El Paso Symphony 15 Nina Cobb Walker 23
read lately came from the conservative Ardovino’s Pizza 21 Escamilla Gallery 10 NM Farm & Ranch Museum 20
Christian Ligonier Ministries, Inc. in partner-
ship with the Southern Bapist Convention’s ATMAS Healing 5 Eternity Wauls 21 Paseo Christian Church 30
Lifeway Research. They recently publicized Azar Nut Shop 11 Fort Bliss Bazaar 5 PhiDev Inc 27
their third “State of Theology” survey, which
was also done in 2014 and 2016, with the Ho Baron 35 Fountain Theatre 31 Playa Drain Trail 7
ominous preface that “The stakes of this poll Christians hear the first part — “Jesus is the
first and greatest” — and automatically begin Baskin Robbins 2 Furrs Family Dining 31 Precision Prosthetics 5
are not simply matters of life and death. The
stakes are matters of eternal life and nodding their heads and don’t notice that the Beauty Solutions 32 Hacienda de Mesilla 3 PTEP 12
eternal death.” key word is “created.”
As far as the second statement, I don’t know Bert Saldana Art Gallery 16 Hal Marcus Gallery 2 Reidsan 6
The 34-question survey included topics
such as the Trinity and the identity of Jesus, where to begin. I’ve read enough theology to Books Are Gems 16 Hans Martial Arts 8 Reiki & Crystals 30
abortion and homosexuality, church atten- understand the argument that all sin incurs
God’s wrath, but that only makes sense if Bruce Nehring Consort 3 Inni Heart Eatery 22 Rio Grande Cancer Fndtn 25
dance and the validity of other religions.
Their conclusion? The “survey reveals deep you have some comprehension of the holi- Casa de Flamenco 11 KTEP 28 Eden Enterprises 30
confusion about the Bible’s teaching, not ness of God and the nature of sin. The aver-
age person reads that statement as saying that Cattleman's 11 La Mujer Dia de los Muertos 5 Silver City MainStreet 33
only among Americans as a whole, but also
among evangelicals.” even a person who commits a single “small” CBD Whole Health 25 La Union Maze 23 Simple Solutions 9,29
The survey asked people whether they sin in his or her life is going to hell. Then he
thinks about Jesus rescuing the adulterous Ceci Burgos Counseling 12 Las Artistas 13 Southwest Eye Institute 21
agreed or disagreed strongly or somewhat, or
weren’t sure, about a series of statements. woman from the stone-wielding Pharisees Collectibles 6 Leo’s Mexican Food 33 The Cleaners 33
Two examples: and telling her “I do not condemn you,
either.” Crossroads Printing 24 Magoffin Home St. Hist Site 26 Thunderbird Digital 9
• “Jesus is the first and greatest being created
by God.” Among Evangelicals, 78 percent I’m sure the modern-day Pharisees who Eckankar Texas 16 Marie Otero 22 UTEP Athletics 34
agreed. Among all Americans, 72 percent pride themselves on this “State of Theology”
survey can explain how that all makes sense. El Paso Art Association 14 The Marketplace 35 UTEP Theatre & Dance 18
agreed. Oops. This qualifies as a heresy,
since orthodox Christian theology believes They are so sure of themselves that they El Paso Ballet Theatre 24 Mesilla Book Center 29 Vanities 36
that Jesus was not created, but always pres- bemoan the “deep confusion” of others’ bib-
lical knowledge. EPCC 9 Mission Del Rey 6 Village Inn 32
ent with the Father and Holy Spirit.
• “Even the smallest sin deserves But theology isn’t about giving “right” El Paso Live 17 Moto El Paso 16 Walgreens 31
eternal damnation.” About 69 percent of all answers on a survey. Theology is about try-
ing to understand God and our relationship to El Paso Playhouse 30 Mustard Seed Café 34 Western Traders 21
responds disagreed. The survey folks sound-
ed the heresy buzzer again. Any sin, no mat- Him. The person who finds these survey
ter how small, incurs the wrath of God, says questions odd and even obnoxious might be
Ligonier Ministries. much further along the path of truth than
Regarding the first statement, I can’t criti- those who pose such statements and stand in
cize the theology asserted by Ligonier, but as judgment over the responses.
a journalist, I know that the statement as
posed could not help but evoke theologically Randy Limbird is editor of
incorrect responses. Most self-identified El Paso Scene. Comments?
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