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Your monthly guide to community
entertainment, recreation & culture

The goofy, the
bad & the weird
El Paso Scene’s 12th annual
Gecko Awards highlight
the lowlights of 2018
— See Page 19

Here’s the Ticket
Upcoming touring shows
include Jersey Boys, Vocal
Trash, Kinky Boots, Gabriel
Iglesias, Chicago and
Metallica.
— Pages 10-12

Best CDs of 2018
Liner Notes columnist Brian
Chozick lists the top albums of
the past year.
— Page 29

On the cover
“Snow on Franklin Mountain
Sheltering the Mission”
by Sharon Dowd

JAN U ARY
2019
w w w. e p s c e n e . c o m
Page 2 El Paso Scene January 2019
JANUARY
and El Paso Scene. Security is provided along Joking Hazard, Super Fight, Cash ‘N Guns and
the trail and in the parking lot. more. Admission is free. Information: (575)

INDEX
The 5-mile hike is easy to moderate, and is 405-0461, ziacomics.com or on Facebook.
january 2019 suitable for all ages.
Meet at the large parking lot at the trailhead
WinterFest — El Paso Live with the
Hospitals of Providence and Providence
to Mt. Cristo Rey off McNutt Road (NM 273).
ROUNDUP Hyundai Sun Bowl — The 85th annual
Children’s Hospital, hosts ice skating and vari-
ous winter events through Jan. 6 in Roundup 3-9
football classic begins at noon, Monday, Dec. Downtown’s Arts Festival Plaza and surround- Behind the Scene 4
31 with Stanford versus the University of ing areas. This year’s ice rink offers interactive Scene Spotlight 4
Viva Juárez
Pittsburgh. Tickets: $22 to $62 (Ticketmaster). features, along with holiday shopping, seasonal
12
Information: 533-4416, 1-800-915-BOWL or food and drinks, lights, décor and more. Skating
sunbowl.org. is $8 ($7 military; $5 age 5 and younger). Here’s the Ticket 10-12
Pre-game fan party is 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. with Spectator admission is free. Open seven days a Program Notes 13-14
food and drinks, live music, giveaways and uni- week. Season passes; $35, good for one session Music 14
versity bands, at the corner of Glory Road and per day. Tickets online at elpasolive.com. Dance 14
Sun Bowl Drive. VIP Tent party also planned. Information: 534-0600 or winterfestep.com.
Sports 15-17
The annual Fan Fiesta is 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Hours are noon to 10 p.m. and noon to 11
Dec. 30, at El Paso Convention Center, with p.m. Friday and Saturday. The rink will be open
Feature:
live performances, Battle of the two University until 1 a.m. New Year’s Eve. 2018 Gecko Awards 19-21
bands, activities for kids and more. Admission is El Paso Community Foundation and El Paso Nature 22
Mount Cristo Rey Hike Through Time free. Activity wristbands are $5 for unlimited Live present free movies at the Plaza Theatre At the Museum 23-24
— A guided hike is at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, inflatables and interactive games. Sunday, Jan. 6, with “Frozen” (1 p.m.) and “Ice History Lessons 24
Gallery Talk 25
at Mount Cristo Rey, Sunland Park, N.M. Age” (3:30 p.m.). Local organists perform
Mesa Vista Wine Tasting Room — The
before each movie.
Southwest Art Scene 26-27
Length: 5 miles round trip (2-3 hours). Cost: $5 new tasting room at 3200 Hwy 28 in Anthony,
($2 for children) donation requested for the El Paso Streetcar fares are free every week-
Mt. Cristo Restoration Committee.
N.M. Live music featured every 2 to 5 p.m.
end through Jan. 6. The Winterfest express Keep on Bookin' 28
Information: 542-1422. No reservation is
Saturdays. Information: 494-7248 or mesav-
shuttle runs every 10 to 15 minutes 6 to 11 Liner Notes 29
istawinery@gmail.com.
required. A New Year’s Day event is noon to 6 p.m.
p.m. Fridays, noon to 11 p.m. Saturdays and On Stage 30
The hike is led by El Paso Scene Editor Randy Tuesday, Jan. 1, featuring goods from area sur-
noon to 6 p.m. Sundays, with free pick up at Film Scene 31-32
Stage Talk
Father Rahm & El Paso and drop off at corner
Limbird, who will provide commentary on area rounding small businesses such as Mayaluna 32
of El Paso and Overland.
Taking a Look Back
history and geography. A brief talk on the histo- Yarn Shop, alpaca products made from locally 32
ry of the monument will be given at the sum-
mit.
owned alpaca farms, prints of photos from the Lights on the Lake — The display of holi- February preview 33
El Paso FishNet 34
New Mexico area, tourist cards from the day lights at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta, runs
The four-story-tall statue of Christ on the Mesilla area and furniture from Casa Decor. through Jan. 6. Food vendors available on
cross was built in 1938-40 by sculptor Urbici weekends. Park closes at 11 p.m. Car entry fee
Soler. The mountaintop is 4,576 feet above sea Two Years Day Party — Zia Comics, 125 is $2. Information: 771-2380 or on Facebook at Scene User’s Guide 30
level, in Sunland Park, N.M., near the junction N. Main in Las Cruces, hosts a post-New Years
epcountyparks. Advertiser Index 34
of Mexico, Texas and New Mexico. gaming party for ages 18 and older 4 to 7 p.m. Subscription Form 34
The hike is sponsored by Destination El Paso Wednesday, Jan. 2, Cards Against Humanity, Please see Page 5

915-247-2726
www.showtimeelpaso.com

Friday, Jan. 25, 2019
7:00 p.m. Abraham Chavez Theatre

Vocal Trash is entertainment with a conscience. An urban-themed Broadway style
production that performs on custom instruments made from recycled materials.
The interactive performance of singing, break-dancing and comedy leave the
audience not only entertained, but inspired to spread peace, love and recycling.
Glee Meets Stomp!

Tickets are $30 general admission at the door
($10 children 6-18, or full-time students with ID ages 18-25)

5-ticket packages available for $75 that can be used interchangeably for Visual Stomp or our
other three remaining season shows. For more information, go to www.showtimeelpaso.com

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Men’s Basketball: hen I was growing up, my dad
• Jan. 5: UTSA traveled a lot in the military,
• Jan. 10: North Texas and I would get letters from
• Jan. 12: Rice around the world addressed to “Master
• Jan. 24: Old Dominion Randy Limbird.” (“Master” was the old-
• Jan. 26: Charlotte fashioned title used for any male too
Women’s Basketball: young to be considered a “Mister.”). Kids
• Jan. 17: UAB don’t get much mail like that anymore. I
Scene Spotlight highlights events • Jan. 19: Middle Tennessee suppose it’s much more advantageous
advertised in this issue. that today a parent can make a video call
instead, or at the very least, communicate
Eckankar events — Eckankar: The Path to
instantly via email or text.
El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Music Spiritual Freedom hosts a Light and Sound
Yet there’s a bit of a loss not having that
Festival — El Paso Pro-Musica presents its Service Jan.5, and a Spiritual Book discussion
handwritten note to treasure and keep in a
annual festival Jan. 10-Feb. 2 at various ven- Jan. 19 at El Paso Public Library’s Memorial
drawer beside the bed. That’s typical of
ues in El Paso and Las Cruces. Page 36. Park Branch. Page 17.

most of our technological advances. We
• The Vega String Quartet & Ransom is Jan.
What’s most startling to me is the fact
EPSO’s ‘The Romantics’ — El Paso
gain tons of convenience but there’s
10 at Star City Studios, Jan. 11 and 13 at
that all this “new media” has emerged in
Symphony Orchestra, conducted by
almost always a price paid in quality.
Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, and Jan. 12 at
the last two decades. Newspapers have
Bohuslav Rattay, presents Grammy-winning
Letters require a level of effort and
Atkinson Recital Hall.
been around for centuries, and broadcast
cellist Zuill Bailey Jan. 18-19 in the Plaza
thinking that modern communication
• An Afternoon with Zuill Bailey is Jan. 20
news goes back nearly 100 years. The
Theatre. These concerts mark the 14th
often bypasses. Putting ink on paper takes
at Fox Fine Art Recital Hall.
first daily newspaper in the U.S. began
annual collaboration between EPSO and El
a little more time. It wasn’t uncommon
• Yulia Gorenman performs Jan. 24 at Star
publication in 1784. The first radio news
Paso Pro-Musica, and two of the great com-
for a letter to sit unfinished on a desk for
City Studios, Jan. 25 and 27 at Fox Fine
broadcast was made in 1920; the first TV
posers of the Romantic period – Johannes
days if it addressed something of serious
Arts Recital Hall, and Jan. 26 at Atkinson
news programs went on air in 1941.
Brahms and Antonin Dvorák. Page 11.
concern. Nowadays it’s rare if we wait
Recital Hall.
• “Break of Reality” performs Feb. 1 at the ‘And the Winner Is...’ — El Paso
more than a few seconds before we hit So today’s journalists are basically writ-
Rio Grande Theatre and Feb. 2 at Fox Fine Playhouse presents the David- Matthew
“send” or “publish” and our email, text or ing the rules themselves when it comes to
Arts Recital Hall. Barnes comedy set backstage at the
post instantly goes to its audience. modern media. If they did attend journal-
Academy Awards Jan. 18-27. Page 23.
That increasingly is true for most of the ism school, few of their professors had
much experience in this kind of news.
EPSMF applications — El Paso Society for
so-called news published online and in
And of course, no one needs to have a
Musicians of the Future will take applications Crossland Gallery — Showing Jan. 18-
social media. Newspapers used to have
journalism degree to set up shop as a
online for its 2019 Young Musicians. Feb. 22 at El Paso Art Association’s gallery is
until the final deadline to reconsider any
news website publisher or blogger.
Competition, Instruments for Young Lives, “con.FIGURE.ation.five.2019” with opening
reception is Jan. 18. Submissions being article before the presses started rolling.
The one silver lining for us at El Paso
and
taken through Jan. 9. Page 7. Even broadcasters could review stories
Scene is that social media does produce a
OM/NI project. Page 9.
before the evening news program began.
wealth of weird and wacky news reports
• 2019 Young Musicians Competition and
But today’s online journalists are on
El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair featuring
that make great fodder for our annual
Instruments for Young Lives application
deadline every minute of the day.
professional readers is Jan. 19-20 at
Gecko awards. So much so, in fact, that
deadline is Jan. 31.
The Pew Research Center announced a
Hawthorn Inn. Page 17.
we gave Social Media the top award for
• OM/NI (Original Music/New Ideas) dead-
few weeks ago that Americans are more
2018. You can find out why the old-
line is March Access Consciousness — Energetic Facelift
likely to get news from social media than
fashioned way — by reading actual ink
15. class is Jan 19, and Bars Training is Jan. 20
newspapers. Twenty percent of people
on newsprint beginning on Page 19.
in El Paso. Locations to be given. Page 6.
said they used social media such as
Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino —
***
Live racing returns for its 60th season
Facebook and Twitter as a frequent news
Vocal Trash — Showtime! El Paso presents

source, compared to 16 percent who This month’s cover artist is Sharon
Tuesdays and Fridays through Sundays Dec. the urban-themed Broadway style produc-

relied on newspapers. Not surprisingly, Dowd. I noticed her work at the
28-May 5. Page 13. tion Jan. 25 at Abraham Chavez Theatre,

the trend is greatest among younger Celebration of Our Mountains art exhibit
Tequilas and Margaritas at the Park is Jan. featuring performances on recycled materi-

people. on display at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing.
19, with tequila samples and live music. als, singing, dancing and comedy. Page 3.
El Paso Live! — El Paso Live events: Page Hal Marcus Gallery — Now showing In fact, among people age 18-29, social If you are interested in her artwork, send
21. “Latina Arte,” works by eight regional Latina media and websites heavily outweighed me an email and I’ll forward it to her.
• Winterfest events continue through Jan. artists, with an ARTalk Jan. 31. The gallery’s TV, radio and print in terms of news And all artists and photographers are
6 Downtown. 2019 calendars are now on sale. Page 17. consumption. People 50 and older still always invited to send me their “El Paso
• Jan. 24: Wild Kratts Live 2.0 at the Plaza rely heaviest on television. Scenes” for future cover consideration.
Flamenco classes — Casa de Flamenco
Theatre
hosts flamenco classes with Linda Gallegos

January 2019
• Jan. 25: “El Show Chuponcito” with
Saturdays in February, with one performance
Alberto Flores at the Plaza Theatre.
• Jan. 29-30: Broadway in El Paso presents
planned at the end. Page 27. Randy Limbird
Editor and Publisher
“Jersey Boys” at the Plaza Theatre Southern New Mexico El Paso Scene is published by Cristo
Rey Communications as a monthly guide
(915) 542-1422
• Feb. 2-3: Shen Yun at the Plaza Theatre
• Feb. 9: Broadway in El Paso presents
Robin Spielberg — The pianist performs to entertainment, recreation and culture in Albert Martinez
“Kinky Boots” at the Plaza Theatre
Jan. 25 at Flickinger Center for Performing the El Paso area. Copies are provided Advertising &
Arts in Alamogordo, as part of its Premier free at selected locations. Subscriptions Circulation Director
Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute:’ In Concert Series. Page 2. are $10 a year, sent by 3rd class mail. (915) 920-7244
— El Paso Opera presents the semi-staged, • Feb. 14: The “Official Blues Brothers Circulation: 40,000 copies. Lisa Kay Tate
concert version of the classic fairy tale Jan. Revue” and Chocolate Buffet
Deadline for news for the
News Editor
11-12, at El Paso Scottish Rite Theatre, • Feb. 23: Pianist Teresa Walters.
February issue is Jan. 21
(915) 542-1422 ext. 4
directed by El Paso Opera’s new Artistic
Antique Treasures Show — The annual
Director Justin Lucero. Lead roles played by Editorial Associates:
performers with Metropolitan Opera credits
antique and collectibles show is Jan. 26-27 The February issue comes out Jan. 30 Yvonne T. Herrera, Will Summers
at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum in
to their name, Brian Downen and Lindsay Advertising Executive:
Ohse. Page 12.
Las Cruces with appraisals, silent auction and El Paso Scene
Roman Martinez
more. Page 3. P. O. Box 13615
Magoffin Home State Historic Site
Fountain Theatre — Mesilla Valley Film El Paso, Texas 79913 Circulation Associates:
December events: Page 33. Randy Friedman, Leo Marquez
• Jan. 5: Cooking Class (Irish Potato Soup)
Society’s theatre on the Plaza in historic Old PH: 542-1422
Mesilla shows independent, art, foreign and E-mail: epscene@epscene.com Contributing Writers:
• Jan. 9: Braintrust Bag Lunch talk Carol Viescas, Brian Chozick,
other non-mainstream films. Page 31.
(Freemasonry in El Paso) Myrna Zanetell, John McVey Middagh
• Dec. 28-Jan. 3: “Can You Ever Forgive
• Jan. 17: Make-A-Thing (Finger Knitting) Jay Duncan
Me?”
• Jan. 19: Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea
Club.
• Jan. 4-10: “The Second Time Around.” Subscription Form is on Page 34
• Jan. 11-17: “Beautiful Boy.” Visit El Paso Scene Online at
UTEP Basketball — UTEP’s home games. • Jan. 18-24: “At Eternity’s Gate.” www.epscene.com
Page 30. • Jan. 25-31: “Liyana.”
© 2019 Cristo Rey Communications sponsored by Phidev, Inc.

Page 4 El Paso Scene January 2019
January Roundup Southern New Mexico
Cont’d from Page 3 Christmas on the Pecos — One of
America’s top holiday traditions, the boat tour
Martin Luther King Jr. Food Drive — along the Pecos River runs through Dec. 31 in
The annual citywide effort to restock area food Carlsbad, N.M. The 26th annual event show-
pantries runs Jan. 7-21. Canned and other cases the winter wonderland of more than 100
nonperishable food items can be dropped off at festively decorated houses. Twelve to 15 tours
various locations throughout town including ant are offered nightly 5:30 to 9:45 p.m.; ticket
public library branch. The food will then be col- office opens at 4:30 p.m.
lected, sorted and distributed among agencies The 40-minute tours depart from Pecos River
serving the less fortunate. Information: 212- Village Conference Center, 711 Muscatel. The
3201 or elpasolibrary.org. village includes a gallery full of Southwestern
El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. gifts and refreshments and holiday lights.
to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 19-20, at Tickets are $10- $20 and should be purchased
Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway, at Boeing. in advance. Information: (575) 628-0952 or
Admission: $5 for both days (private readings christmasonthepecos.com.
not included with admission). Free admission Alamogordo Spelling Bee — The ele-
with active duty military ID. Information: 345- mentary and middle schools in the Alamogordo
6245 or elpasopsychicfair.com. area will hold their district spelling be at 5:30
The fair features aura photos, handmade New p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Flickinger Center
Age crystal and gemstone jewelry, and feng for Performing Arts, 1110 New York, in
shui products and essential oils, along with Alamogordo. Information: (575) 437-2202 or
readings by a dozen or more professional psy- flickingercenter.com.
chic readers and mediums. Readings offered in
English and Spanish. Antique Treasures Show — New
Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100
Tequila & Margarita at the Park — Dripping Springs in Las Cruces, hosts the 14th
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, 1200 annual show featuring antique and collectibles
Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland vendors 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.
Park, N.M., hosts the evening of tequila sam- to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26-27, informal
pling and live music 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. appraisals, silent auction, information on how
19, with premium tequila brands and frozen to preserve personal treasures, and a chance to
margaritas available for sampling. Admission is see the museum’s new grist mill exhibit. Bring
free; $20 for 10 sample tickets and a souvenir an object to “Stump the Curator.” Museum
shot glass. Information: 1-800-572-1142, sun- admission: $5 for adults, $4 seniors 60 and
land-park.com or on Facebook. older; $3 children age 4-17; free for museum
Days of Remembrance Bridal, Quince members, veterans and children age 3 and
& Sweet 16 Expo — The 29th annual event under. Information: (575) 522-4100 or nmfar-
is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at El Paso mandranchmuseum.org.
Convention Center, presented by Elegant Miss New Mexico USA — The Miss New
Penguin Productions. The event is the largest Mexico USA and Teen USA pageants are
and longest-running of its kind, with more than Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26-27, at Oñate
120 vendors with wedding gowns, quinceañera Performing Arts Center, 5700 Mesa Grande in
and sweet 16 dresses, ballrooms, photogra- Las Cruces, N.M. Official preliminary to the
phers, tuxedos, florists, jewelers, skincare, eye Miss USA and Miss Teen USA competitions
care, DJs, bakers and more. Samples and give- that is part of the Miss Universe organization.
aways offered. Admission: $5; free for children Preliminary is 8 p.m. Saturday, and finals are 3
under 12. Information: 740-4349 or elegant- p.m. Sunday. Ticket information: (915) 945-
penguinelpaso.com. All door proceeds benefit 2894 or MissNewMexicoUSA.com.
the Child Crisis Center of El Paso.
Las Cruces Bridal Showcase — Helping
Spring Home Show & Pet Expo — The Hands Event Planning hosts its bridal and spe-
El Paso Association of Builders presents the cial event show 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan.
annual event Jan. 25-27 at the El Paso 27, at Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E.
Convention Center. The show features booths University Ave. in Las Cruces. Admission: $5 in
providing exhibits, demonstrations, and prizes. advance; $7 at the door. Information: (575)
Hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 522-1232 or lascrucesbridalshowcase.com.
Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The annual event brings together products
Admission: $7.75 (free for ages 16 and and services for weddings and other special
younger). Information: 1-800-756-4788, ext. 46 events and more. Attendees can enjoy samples
or HomeShowElPaso.com. from area caterers, get planning ideas, meet
Special guest is Joanie Sprague from Trading DJs, and take in a fashion show for the latest in
Spaces, who will host seminars during the prom, quinceañera and wedding couture and
event. hair styling.
The Barstool Open — Miller Lite and
Topgolf hosts the miniature golf tournament New Year’s Eve
and bar hop with nine miniature golf holds in Ardovino’s New Year’s Eve Bash —
nine different bars throughout Downtown El Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino
Paso 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. Drive in Sunland Park, will ring in 2018 begin-
Starting location and participating bars to be ning at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, with a four-
announced. Cost: $60 team of four through course menu, live music and champagne toast
Jan. 19; $80 per team Jan. 20-26; age 21 and at midnight. Reservations recommended: (575)
older only. Registration: raceadventuresunlimit- 589-0653, ext. 6, or ardovinos.com.
ed.com.
Teams will go from bar to bar to play each El Maida New Year’s Eve — El Maida
hole until all 9 holes have been played. Prizes Shrine, 6331 Alabama, hosts a New Year’s Eve
will be given for Best Team Outfits/Costumes, show celebration Monday, Dec. 31, with music
Best Team Name, Low Team Score, Low by Phat Soul. Cost: $25 ($40 couple). Event
Individual Score, Holes in One, and more. offers $1,500 balloon drop, door prizes and raf-
Check-in is 10 a.m. to noon and awards cere- fles. Information: 562-1444 or elmaida.com.
mony is 4 p.m.
Please see Page 6

January 2019 El Paso Scene Page 5
Two El Paso January Roundup the 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, celebra- offered 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan.
tion. Admission is free; age 21 and older only. 19. Cost: $350.
Cont’d from Page 5
classes in January
The casino is at 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland
Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. Information:
‘Outdoor 2.0: Geotargeting Audiences
Forum Ballroom New Year’s Eve (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.
with Billboards’ — Clear Channel Outdoor
Access Consciousness Dance — Tejas Band headlines the New discusses their new billboard technology that
Year’s Eve dance 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday, New Year’s Eve Bash — Monti Warrior identifies insights on audiences that drive past
Energetic Facelift ® Dec. 31, at The Forum, 3800 Mattox (at Zone at Fort Bliss hosts the New Year’s party 9 them during their daily commutes during the
Saturday, Jan. 19 Hawkins). Cost: $50; includes party favors, p.m. to midnight, Monday, Dec. 31, with a Advertising Federation of El Paso’s luncheon
beer and set-ups, door prizes and menudo. champagne toast to the New Year, music and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at El
9:30am – 5:30pm Information: 598-4220. more. Admission: $5; open to the public, ages Paso Club,201 E. Main, 18th Floor. Cost: $30
21 and older. Information: 741-3000. professionals; $17 students. RSVP by Jan. 18 to
Access Consciousness Inn of the Mountain Gods New Year’s Gabriel Acuna, 373-7537 or elpasoadfedera-
Bars Training ® Eve — Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Speaking Rock Entertainment Center tion@gmail.com.
Casino in Mescalero, N.M. will host its — 122 S. Pueblo Rd. A free New Year’s Eve
Sunday, Jan. 20 “Decades of Fun” New Year’s Eve Bash with concert and celebration starts at 8 p.m. Geeks Who Drink — The homegrown Pub
9:30am – 5:30pm gourmet dinner and concert beginning at 7 Monday, Dec. 31, featuring performance by Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and
p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, with live music from Leonard, Colemen & Blunt (former lead singers the UK, host quiz nights at various locations in
$350 per class Limited seats Aquarius and Boombox Heroes playing hits of the Temptations, the Platters and the El Paso. Themed quizzes also held periodically.
Spanish Translator available from the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. Dinner Drifters), and America’s Got Talent winner Participation is free for most events.
CEU’s upon completion served at 8 p.m. Guests encouraged to dress Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. Information, registration: geekswhodrink.com.
like their favorite decade of the past. Tickets: Admission is usually free. Information: 860- Schedule subject to change:
$125 (Ticketmaster). Information: 1-800-545- 7777, speakingrock.com or on Facebook. • Glass Half Full Tap Room at Alamo
Register:
www.donnabrownhypnosis.com 9011. Drafthouse, 250 E. Montecillo, 5 p.m. Sundays
Las Cruces Chile Drop — The 5th annual and 8 p.m. Tuesdays
New Year’s Eve at Sunland Park
Questions: 915-549-1755 New Year’s Eve Festival is 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
• Happy’s Barley & Vine, 7 p.m. Mondays.
“All of life comes to me with ease, joy & glory.” ® Racetrack & Casino — El Paso’s Fungi Monday, Dec. 31, in Plaza de Las Cruces, with
• Joe Vinny & Bronson’s Bohemian Cafe, 8
Mungle, the “superstars of disco” perform at entertainment, food, beer, dancing, and the
p.m. Mondays.
Chile Drop at midnight. Free party favors at 11
• B-17 Bomber’s Oyster Pub, 201 S. El Paso,
p.m. while they last. Admission is free.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Information: (575) 640-8283 or on Facebook at
• Black Orchid Lounge, 6127 N Mesa, 7:30
Las Cruces Chile Drop.
p.m. Wednesday
New Year’s at The Lodge — The resort • Craft & Social, 305 E Franklin, 8 p.m.
in Cloudcroft hosts New Year’s Eve events 9 Thursday
p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, with adult • Thunderbird Taproom at Whole Foods, 100
party at the Lodge Pavilion. Champagne toast Pitt, 7 p.m. Thursdays.
at 10 p.m. and midnight, free snacks all night,
Henry Kellen Founder’s Award — Paso
cash bar. Cost: $30 per couple, $15 for single
Holocaust Museum & Study Center is taking
12 and over. Information: 1-800-395-6343 or
nominations through Dec. 30 of individuals
thelodgeresort.com.
and groups for its 4th annual award established
in loving memory of its founder, Henry Kellen,
Something for everyone to honor an individual, family or group who
personifies the vision, tenacity and passion of
‘How to Make and Keep a New Year’s Kellen, his commitment to the Museum and its
Resolution’ — Thomas Branigan Memorial mission to combat prejudice and bigotry.
Library, 200 E. Picacho hosts the New Year’s Nominations should include the name of the
program at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, in the nominees and the one nominating them, a
library’s Roadrunner Room, second floor. Learn short explanation of who individual(s) should be
to determine the right resolution to help recognized. All nominations can be returned via
improve one’s life, create a plan on how to email to jamie@elpasoholocaustmuseum.org or
reach it, and become one of those people that to the museum at 715 N. Oregon.
successfully achieves their goal. Program is free Presentation will be during the museum’s
and open to the public. Information: (575) 528- January Membership Meeting Thursday, Jan.
4005, or library.reference@las-cruces.org. 31.
Creative Community Meetings — AIGA Scenic Sundays — Walkers, runners,
El Paso and Artspace Lofts host the monthly cyclists and skaters are invited to enjoy Scenic
series of meetings for the creative community Drive, between Robinson and Wheeling, free of
every third Thursday of the month (Jan. 17) at traffic from 7 a.m. to noon Sundays. Scenic
Artspace E Paso Lofts, 601 N. Oregon. The Sundays give people the opportunity to walk,
event is for artists, writers, illustrators, devel- run, bike, or skateboard along Scenic Drive,
opers, photographers, marketers, IT specialists, and offers views of El Paso and Juárez, Mexico.
business owners, freelancers, and more. Dogs on leash permitted. Admission is free;
Admission is free and the public is invited. road closed to car traffic at this time.
Information: elpaso.aiga.org or on Facebook. Information: 541-4416 or district2@elpaso-
Every month includes a special guest speaker texas.gov.
or activity followed by announcements from
AIGA, the professional association for design. Senior Adult Seminar Series — The
A Cocktails with Creatives follows at 8 p.m. Senior Adult Program at El Paso Community
at the Gray Dog, 500 N. Oregon for those College host a new seminar series in 2019 for
wanting to connect with other creative minds senior adults 55 and older. Cost per 12-hour
in a non-stressful situation. class: $78. Register at the Senior Adult Office at
9050 Viscount, Building B, B240. Information:
Access Bars course — Access 831-7801.
Consciousness practitioner Donna Brown will Seminars offered include Healing Life’s
host an introductory class to the Access Bars Emotional Wounds, Rediscovering My Purpose
healing technique 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Life, Healing My Personal History,
Sunday, Jan. 20. Location given upon register- Techniques for Jewelry Making, and Cooking
ing. There are no prerequisites for this class Vegas Style.
and everyone is welcome. CEUs upon comple- A Going Through Live Transitions class (20
tion Spanish translator available. Cost $350; hours) is $127.
sign up at accessconsciousness.com.
Information: 549-1755. Twelfth Night – The Celebration of Twelfth
An Access Facelift class with Brown also
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January Roundup Open enrollment. Information: 747-5567 and
studentaffairs.utep.edu/hep.
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Mustard Seed Community Café — The
Night and Southern War Practice is in January faith-based, pay-what-you-can café is open 11
at All Saints Episcopal Church, 3500 McRae. a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays at
Details to be announced: southernpass.org or Westside Community Church, 201 Sunset.
on Facebook at Barony of the Citadel of the Information: 440-SEED (7333), mustardseed-
Southern Pass. cafe.org or on Facebook.

Texas Retired Teachers Foundation
scholarships — Applications are taken Bazaars and markets
through Feb. 28 for Texas Retired Teachers Punk Rock Flea Market — Second
Foundation’s scholarships to Texas teachers, Saturday of the month, 100 Pitt Street (in front
and to college education majors. Applications of Whole Foods). Information: 478-9971, elpa-
and full requirements may be downloaded at sopunkrockfleamarket@gmail.com or on
trtf.org. Information: 1-800-880-1650 or Facebook. A “New Year Who dis?
help@trtf.org. Art+Vintage Market” is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Project Amistad volunteers — The Saturday, Jan. 12, with new art vendors, arti-
VISTA Department at Project Amistad seeks san vendors, collectors, oddities, vintage enthu-
volunteers to help with various programs. siasts, food trucks, vegan food, craft beer, a
Volunteers must undergo criminal background henna artist, a Tarot card reader and more.
check and orientation. Information, require- The Hungry Wolf Food Truck will be on hand.
ments: Robert or Alicia at 298-1104 or projec- Admission is free.
tamistad.org.
• Guardianship Department volunteers are Downtown Artist and Farmers
always needed 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. selected days Market — The City of El Paso Museums and
at 3210 Dyer. Cultural Affairs Department’s market for area
• Companionship Program volunteers needed artists and regionally grown agricultural prod-
to visit clients in group homes to perform vari- ucts is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in the
ous tasks 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Union Plaza District along Anthony Street.
Project Amistad serves as the court-appoint- Information: 212-1780 or elpasoartsandcul-
ed guardian of over 350 wards in El Paso ture.org.
County.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert
Bridge leagues — Duplicate bridge events Crossing — The 14th annual market runs 9
are hosted at Decker Bridge Center, Unit 159, a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert
2216 East Yandell. Admission: $6. Information: Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park,
544-6565 or elpasobridge.com. Managers: N.M. Well behaved pets on leash welcome;
Peggy Craig, 581-0371 or Jack Neumann, 204- brunch available for purchase. Information:
8897. (575) 589-0653, ext. 3,
farmersmarketadc@outlook.com,
Eckankar programs — Eckankar in Texas ardovinos.com or on Facebook at
hosts free programs at 3 p.m. selected
FarmersMarket.
Saturdays at El Paso Public Library Memorial
Yoga classes are 9 to 10 a.m. every week.
Branch, 3200 Copper. Information: (703) 434-
Cost: $10; bring a mat.
1196 or eckankar-texas.org.
El Paso Crohns & Autoimmune Upper Valley Artists and Farmers
Disease Support Group — The support Market — The artist and farmers market is
group meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of the 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, at the Substation on
month (Jan. 15) on the campus of Tech Doniphan at Sunset. Admission is free.
University Health Sciences Center, 4800 Information on Facebook at Upper Valley
Alberta, in the Paul Foster Education Building, Artist & Farmers Market.
Room 211. Parking available next to the clinic Tierra de Vida Community Farm — La
(on left). Information: Carrie Wilkie, (214) 708- Mujer Obrera and Centro Mayapan’s farmer’s
2989, ccwilkie@elpasocrohns.com. market events are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every
Friday and Saturday, at Cafe Mayapan, 2000
El Paso Lupus Support Group — The Texas Avenue. Information: Information: 217-
support group for any individual interested in
1126.
learning more about lupus meets 10 a.m. to
noon the first Saturday of the month (Jan. 5) Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market
at Life Church’s Community Room, 1580 Joe — More than 230 permanent vendors in arts,
Battle. Admission is free; friends and family crafts, produce, baked goods and other food
welcome. Information: 319-9427 or on items are offered at the market 8:30 a.m. to 1
Facebook at KnowLupusElPaso. p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays along a 7-
block area of Main Street, Downtown.
Faith & Grief Luncheon — People of all Information: (575) 541-2288 or lascrucesfarm-
faiths are welcome to monthly luncheons for ersmarket.org.
those experiencing the loss of a loved one
noon to 1 p.m. the second Wednesday of the
month, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 For a good cause
Murchison. Admission and lunch is free; reser- Coffee with the CEO — El Pasoans
vations strongly encouraged. Donations wel- Fighting Hunger, 9541 Plaza Circle, offers
come. Registration: 562-7660 or opportunities for people to learn how they can
FaithandGrief.org. get involved with the organization at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 22, and 8:30 a.m. Friday, Feb.
GED classes — High School Equivalency 15, with a tour of the facilities, refreshments
Program (HEP) and UTEP host free GED class-
and discussion of how people can help the food
es and tests for migrant and seasonal farm-
bank. RSVP to Terri Wyatt at 298-0353 or
workers and their immediate families Mondays
twyatt@epfhfb.org. Information: elpasoans-
through Fridays at UTEP’s Graham Hall, Room
fightinghunger.org.
206, 500 W. University. Class times are 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (flex times).
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January 2019 Page 7
January Roundup Feb. 1, at the center during the First Friday Art Those in need of blankets may call 2-1-1 established 40 years ago to welcome women to
Ramble for a donation of $10 per item (no Texas for assistance. Persons who qualify the El Paso community. Open to both new-
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Kachina dolls or paintings). include infants under one year of age, the ill and comers and longtime residents.
disabled and those who qualify for Medicare,
Kitty Glitter Jewelry Sale — Project Save Woman’s Club Casino Night — The Medicaid, SSI and RSDI. El Paso Philatelic Society — The El Paso
A Kitten seeks donations of jewelry through Woman’s Club of El Paso, 1400 N. Mesa, hosts stamp club meets 7 to 9 p.m. the second
February for its 4th annual sale planned for its casino night fundraiser at Saturday, Feb. 2. El Paso Animal Services blankets — El Tuesday of every month (Jan. 8) at St.
March. Proceeds benefit Las Cruces area non- Dress is casual. Tickets: $45. Information: 532- Paso Animal Service needs blankets and towels Clement’s Episcopal Church, 810 N. Campbell
profits that help cats. Donations may be 6131 or Information: wcoep.org. to keep the pets warm in winter weather. (at Montana). Meetings include educational pre-
dropped off at Better Life Pet Foods, 315 S. Gently used blankets, comforters and towels sentations and an auction of materials submit-
Safari Nights Gala — El Paso Chapter of may be brought to the shelter at 5001 Fred
Telshor in Las Cruces. To volunteer or donate, ted by club members. Visitors always welcome;
the Safari Club International hosts its 16th
call Jackye at (575) 323-0903 or Wilson. Information: 212-7297 or admission is free for first-time visitors; $12
annual gala, auction and expo at 5 p.m.
gardens@zianet.com. elpasotexas.gov/animal-services. annual membership fee. Information: 833-5154.
Saturday, Feb. 9, at El Maida Shrine, 6331
Navajo Rug Auction — Foundation for Las Alabama, with 30 outfitter booths from around Winter Giving Project Biblioteca Germania Club — The Germania Club of El
Cruces Museums’ 5th fundraising Navajo rug the world, wildlife artists and outdoor equip- Infantil — Warm hats, scarves and gloves are Paso’s monthly luncheon is 11:30 a.m.
auction is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at ment specialists. Tickets: $100 ($40 youth). being accepted for the children of the Thursday, Jan. 10, at Underwood Golf Course
Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main, in Las Group tables available for $400-$1,200; avail- Biblioteca Infantil library in Rancho Anapra. 3200 Coe, on Fort Bliss. Newcomers always
Cruces. About 250 lots of rugs and other able at 584-9300, scielpaso.org or on Toys, school supplies and new jackets and welcome. Information, reservations: 755-5471.
Native American art will be offered for sale. Facebook. sweaters are also welcomed. Information: Eina
Preview is 9 to 11:30 a.m. with auction starting Holder 867-1014. Doña Ana Photography Club (DAPC)
Blanket Drive — El Paso Fire Department
at noon. Auction conducted by the R.B. — The club hosts its “Photography Boot
and Extreme Weather Task Force is collecting
Burnham Trading Post. Admission is free; pro-
new blankets to very young, elderly and/or ill in Fort Bliss Camp” workshop is 9 a.m. to noon one
Saturday a month through May beginning Jan.
ceeds from sale benefit Navajo weavers and
need through the winter months. New blanket
the Foundation. Information: Fitness Resolution Fair — Soto Physical 12, at Southwest Environmental Center, 275
donations can be dropped off any time at all El
foundationlcm.com. Fitness Center, 20751 Constitution, hosts its N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. This intro-
Paso Fire Stations. Information: 667-0206 or
Appraisals of Native American rugs, jewelry, 9th annual Health and Fitness Resolution Fair ductory course is open to any one who would
834-5772.
and baskets will be available 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. This like to learn the basics of photography, includ-
event gives patrons the opportunity to check ing cameras and how to use them to make
out free 20-25 minute demo classes from wonderful photographs. Cost: $5 per session.
Group Fitness. There will be free body compo- Information: (575) 323-3624 or
sition analysis from Personal Training, and 5-10 daphotoclub.org.
minute chair massages by the massage thera- The Club meets 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15,
pists. Event is free and open to all DOD ID at Southwest Environmental Center. Anne
cardholders. Information: 744-5800. Chase will present a program on the places and
photo opportunities, both known and a few not
Fort Bliss Rod & Gun Club — 3730 Roy well known, to be found in New Mexico.
Johnson Lane. Rifle and pistol shooting compe-
There will also be a presentation of images sub-
titions are held almost every weekend. Visitors
mitted for this month’s theme “Comfort.” The
can watch for free. Food available at the club-
public is welcome.
house snack bar. To get there: Take Railroad
Drive to Deer; turn right. Information: 568- El Paso Retired Teachers luncheon —
2983 or blissmwr.com/rodandgun. All retired teachers and school personnel are
invited to a luncheon meeting at noon
Friday at The Fireplace — Fort Bliss’s Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Wyndham Hotel,
Freedom Crossing hosts free live music featur-
2027 Airway, with program by Institute for
ing local performers 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays
Healthy Living. Cost: $18. Information: 253-
at the outdoor fireplace followed by DJ music.
5792.
Information: 564-5311 or freedomcrossingat-
fortbliss.com. Club Friendship — The club meets 11:30
Non-Commissioned Officers’ Wives a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at St. Paul’s Methodist
Club — The club meets 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Church, 7000 Edgemere. Program is “Donut
the first Tuesday of each month (Jan. 8) at the Dollies and the Red Cross in Korea and
Trading Post (former commissary), 1717 Turkey” presented by Billie McCann. Cost:
Marshall Road, at Fort Bliss. Social time starts at $10, includes lunch. Open to the public. RSVP
9:30, lunch meeting and potluck at 10 a.m. by Friday, Jan. 18: 591-2326.
Information: 751-2132 (Leave message with #) Discover El Paso — The nonprofit group,
or jsw79904@yahoo.com. founded in 1973, is dedicated to promoting
Old Fort Bliss — Building 5054, corner of things to do and see in and around El Paso.
Pershing and Pleasanton Roads, Fort Bliss. Information: discoverep.org.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Singles in the Son - The group develops
Friday; by appointment only Saturday. friendships among Christian singles ages 30 to
Admission is free. Information: 568-4518 or 50. Bible study held weekly; call days. Weekend
588-8482 or on Facebook at Old Fort Bliss. events subject to change. All denominations are
welcome. Membership is free. Information:
Club news Andy, 471-1997, SinglesInTheSon@yahoo.com
or on Facebook.
Westside Welcome Club — Information:
westsidewelcomeclub.com. International Coin Club — El Paso’s only
The monthly free newcomer coffee is 10 a.m. coin club meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday
Friday, Jan. 4, at Chico’s Off the Rack at the of the month at St. Paul’s United Methodist
Fountains at Farah (near Chuy’s). Bring used Church, 7000 Edgemere, with presentations
clothing to be donated to Bella’ Bargains, and and auction to follow. Visitors always welcome,
get a discount. and admission free for first-time visitors.
The monthly luncheon is 12:30 p.m. Information: 533-6001, 241-6977 or on
Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Coronado Country Facebook.
Club, 1044 Broadmoor. Kareesha Willow will Toastmasters clubs — The clubs develop
perform Middle Eastern Belly Dancing. Cost for professional leadership and communications
lunch: $22 (for vegetarian options, indicate with skills in a supportive setting with colleagues.
reservation). Send check to WWC, PO Box Guests always welcome. Information: toastmas-
13167, 79913, or bring to monthly coffee. tersclubs.org.
RSVP: by Jan. 4 at 261-7819.
The social and charitable nonprofit club was
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Page 8 El Paso Scene January 2019
January Roundup the Fort Apache playground. It’s also home to Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery
the famous Cattleman’s Steakhouse. — 430 La Viña Road (off NM 28 between
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Information: (915) 544-3200 or cattle- markers 8 and 9), in Chamberino, N.M. Tasting
manssteakhouse.com. room open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through
Area attractions Monday. Information: (915) 241-4349 or som-
Plaza Theatre Tours — The free weekly
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — braantigua.com.
tours are noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at the Plaza,
1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), 125 W. Mills in Downtown El Paso. Meet Ski Apache Wind Rider — The hour-long
Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 under the Plaza marquee. Information: 534- zip-line adventure at the Alto, N.M. ski resort is
a.m. Sunday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 2 0660. open during ski season and begins at over
a.m. Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday 11,000 feet, spanning 8,900 feet in three sec-
and Saturday. Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. San Elizario Historic District — The dis-
tions, reaching speeds of up to 65 mph. Cost is
everyday. General admission and parking are trict at 1500 Main Street in San Elizario on the
$84 for adults, $77 children and senior, $71
free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland- Mission Trail features four art galleries, seven
military. Minimum age is 10; height and weight
park.com. artists studio/galleries, three gift shops, the
limits also apply. Reservations required.
The 60th season of live racing runs Dec. 28- Historic San Elizario Chapel, the Portales
Information: (575) 464-3633 or skiapache.com.
May 5: with post time at 12:30 p.m. every Museum and the Veteran’s Museum. Most loca-
The Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero,
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday. tions open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday
N.M. also offers the Apache Eagle ZipRider,
Tequila & Margarita at the Park, with tequila through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
open year-round, which spans 2,668 feet, last-
sampling and live music, is 5 to 10 p.m. noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 851-0041,
ing about three minutes. Tickets: $40 ($37 ages
Saturday, Jan. 19. Admission is free; $20 for 10 594-8424 or SanElizarioHistoricDistrict.com.
10-13 and 60-plus; $41 military); $91 for all-day
sample tickets and a souvenir shot glass. Self-guided walking tours and guided tour of
pass.
17 historical sites also offered, including the
El Paso Streetcars — The restored street- Chapel, Old El Paso County Jail (where Billy McDonald Observatory — The University
cars are now running daily. The two connected the Kid broke out a friend in 1876), the old of Texas at Austin-run observatory is located at
loop routes, covering a total of 4.8 miles, go Grist Mill, the Lafayette barracks and more. 3640 Dark Sky Drive, near Fort Davis, Texas.
from Father Rahm in South El Paso to Glory Free guides at all galleries and museum. Visitor Center open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Road in Kern Place. Hours of operation are 7 (Central Time) daily. Information: (432) 426-
a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursdays, 7 Zin Valle Vineyards — 7315 Hwy 28 in
4138.
a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259). Free tast-
The observatory offers daytime tours and
and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. ings are noon to 5 p.m. Friday through
solar viewing at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily.
Fares: $1.50 ($3.50 day pass); $1 military and Monday. Information: 877-4544 or
Twilight programs begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays,
ages 6-18; 30 cents for seniors and disabled zinvalle.com.
Fridays and Saturdays. The popular stargazing
with Sun Metro ID. La Viña Winery — 4201 S. NM Highway events are 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays and
Ride the streetcars for free on weekends 28, one mile north of Vinton Road. Information: Saturdays.
through Jan. 6. (575) 882-7632 or lavinawinery.com. The tast- Reservations required for all programs. See
Information: 212-3333, epstreetcar.com or on ing room and patio are open for sales and tast- website for prices, schedule: mcdonaldobserva-
Facebook. ing of wines from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday tory.org.
Indian Cliffs Ranch — The working cattle through Tuesday (closed Wednesdays). Tasting To get there: Observatory is 185 miles from
ranch in Fabens offers a children’s zoo, buffalo, fee is $5. A daily tour is offered at 11:30 a.m. El Paso. Take Highway 118 from I-10 south at
longhorns, deer, rattlesnake pit, movie sets and by appointment only; the $10 fee includes tast- Kent for a 39-mile drive to observatory.
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For event tickets sold through Ticketmaster, Center for Performing Arts in Alamogordo.
call 1-800-745-3000 or go to ticketmaster.com. Performed cabaret style with a chocolate buf-
Unless indicated, prices listed do not include fet. Tickets: $18, $30 and $40. Information:
service charges. (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
Shangela — The star drag queen from Willie Nelson & Family — The country
RuPaul’s Drag Race and the movie “A Star is Silver City. The group performs on custom Best of the Second City — The celebrat- legend returns at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at
Born” performs at 9 p.m. Friday , Dec. 28, at instruments made from recycled materials. ed comedy troupe performs at 7 p.m. p.m. Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $39.75-
Touch Bar & Nightclub, 11395 James Watt. Tickets: $20 (age 17 and younger with paid Saturday, Jan. 26, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 $79.75 (Ticketmaster). VIP packages start at
Tickets: $15-$150 (eventbrite.com) adult (two per adult), and WNMU students N. Main in Las Cruces, with some of the best $254.
with valid ID admitted free. Information: (575) sketches, songs, and improvisations from their
Arsenio Hall — The stand-up comic, actor 538-5862 or gcconcerts.org. 58-year history performed by the Second City El Mariachi Los Camperos — The two-
and former late night host of “The Arsenio Hall Touring Company. Tickets: $25. Information: time Grammy-winning mariachi troupe, found-
Show” performs 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Wild Kratts LIVE 2.0 — The Emmy-nomi- ed in 1961, performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15,
(575) 523-6403 or RioGrandeTheaftre.com.
Saturday, Jan. 11-12, at El Paso Comic Strip, nated PBS Kids series presents its live produc- at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets; $25-$75
The company, famed for its improv style,
1201 Airway. Hall is known for his hit talk tion, “Activate Creature Power” at 6 p.m. (Ticketmaster).
launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen
show as well as his roles in “Coming to Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Plaza Theatre.
Colbert, Steve Carell and many more top Gabriel Iglesias — The comedian’s “Beyond
America,” “Black Dynamite” and more. Tickets: $25-$47.50 VIP packages offered
comedians. the Fluffy” World Tour” is 8 p.m. Friday, Feb.
Tickets: $27.50 ($37.50 VIP and Front 50); (Ticketmaster).
available at ticketweb.com. Information, reser- Chris and Martin take to the stage to activate CNCO – The Latin American boy band dis- 22, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Iglesias is
new Creature Powers and go “off to the crea- covered on the first season of “La Banda” per- one of the few elite comedians who has head-
vations: 779-LAFF (5233) or laff2nite.com.
ture rescue!” With some help from Aviva and form at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at El Paso lined and sold out the Staples Center, Madison
John ‘The Shamp’ Misquez — The comic the rest of the Wild Kratts team, who will be County Coliseum. Tickets: $40.50-$130.50 Square Garden and the Sydney Opera House.
brings his “Stupidity Tour” to Las Cruces 7 animated and on screen at the Tortuga HQ, (Ticketmaster). Tickets: $40-$75 (Fluffyguy.com and
p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Rio Grande the brothers confront a comic villain and once Ticketmaster).
Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces again save the day, sharing tidbits about some ‘Jersey Boys’ — The 2006 Tony, Grammy
Downtown Mall. Admission: $8; 4 for $24. and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical is MRAC Indie/Folk Series — Mimbres
of the world’s most amazing creatures along
about rock ’n’ roll Hall of Famers The Four Region Arts Council’s monthly folk and indie
Information: (575) 541-2290 or riograndethe- the way.
Seasons is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, performances are 7:30 p.m. Saturdays at the
atre.org.
‘El Show Chuponcito’ — Spanish-language Jan. 29-30, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: Buckhorn Opera House in Pinos Altos, near
Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts Dirty Details comic Alberto Flores (aka Chuponcito) per- Tickets: $30-$70 (Ticketmaster). Information: Silver City, N.M. Tickets: $20 per show.
Tour — Roberts bring his uncensored night of forms at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the Plaza 231-1111 or visitelpaso.com/broadway. Three-show pack available for $55.
comedy stories from the road of WWE to El Theatre, with Armando Roal. For mature audi- The true story tells how four blue-collar kids Information: (575) 538-2505 or
Paso 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Rockhouse Bar ences. Tickets: $25-$85 (Ticketmaster). (Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and mimbresarts.org.
and Grill, 9828 Montana. Tickets: $20 in Nick Massi) wrote their own songs, invented • Feb. 23: Abbie Gardner. Dobro player and
advance; $25 day of show; $50 meet and greet Vocal Trash — Showtime! El Paso presents member of America Red Molly for 11 years.
their own sounds and sold 175 million records
(Ticketfly.com). Information: 591-7625 or on the urban-themed Broadway style production • March 30: Monica Rizzio. Outlaw
worldwide – all before they were 30.
Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen. that performs on custom instruments made Country/Folk singer-songwriter from Texas.
Recommended for ages 12 and older; contains
from recycled materials 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, • April 20: Bus Tapes. Bluesy acoustic from
Vocal Trash — Grant County Community authentic, “profane Jersey language.”
at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Individual husband and wife duo.
Concert Association presents the “Glee meets tickets available at the door. Information: 247- Shen Yun 2019 — The celebration of 5,000
Stomp” style performance at 7 p.m. Thursday, 2726, Events@showtimeelpaso.com or show- years of Chinese culture through music and Chicago — The legendary rock band and El
Jan 24, at WNMU Fine Arts Auditorium in timeelpaso.com. dance returns to the area for three shows Feb. Paso favorite returns at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,
2-3, at the Plaza Theatre. Performances are 2 Feb. 26, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $49.50-
and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. $89.50; VIP packages are $375-$450
Tickets: $80-$150. Information: 1-800-380- (Ticketmaster).
8265 or ShenYun.com/El-Paso. Jim Breuer — The stand-up comic and SNL
Saxsational, The Next Generation — alumnus performs his “Comedy, Stories and
Showtime! El Paso presents a new generation More” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at
of saxophone and swing music 7 p.m. UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Tickets: $32-$62;
Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Abraham Chavez VIP tickets $162 (Ticketmaster).
Theatre. Information: 247-2726 or showtimeel- Tony Bennett — The Grammy Award-win-
paso.com. ning singer performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday,
Valentine’s Super Love Jam — Zapp, Feb. 27, at the Plaza Theatre Center for the
Ready 4 The World featuring Melvin Riley Performing Arts, with special guest Antonia
Heatwave, Midnight Star, A Taste of Honey, Bennett. Tickets: $59.50-
The Delfonics, and Bloodstone are featured at $$99.50(Ticketmaster).
this year’s Love Jam at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. Metallica — Heavy metal legend bring their
8, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: Worldwired tour to El Paso at 7:30 p.m.
$28.50 and $49.50 (Ticketmaster). Thursday, Feb. 28, at UTEP’s Don Haskins
‘Kinky Boots’ — Broadway in El Paso pres- Center. Each show begins with the Light It Up
ents the hit musical with songs by Grammy and pre-show party hosted by comedian Jim
Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper at 2 and 8 Breuer. Ticket information via Ticketmaster.
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Plaza Theatre Bill Maher — The “politically incorrect”
(Ticketmaster). Tickets: $30-$70. Information: comic returns to El Paso at 8 p.m. Saturday,
231-1111 or visitelpaso.com/broadway. March 2, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $59 to
Los Tucanes de Tijuana — The popular $99 (Ticketmaster).
Mexican band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, ‘A Oscuras Me Da Risa’ — The contem-
Feb. 9, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: porary Mexican comedy directed by Daniel
$39.50-$119.50(Ticketmaster). Chavez and Ariel Miramontes Albertano, is 7
The Real Comedians Tour — Tahir p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Plaza Theatre,
Moore hosts the tour with headliner starring Alexis Ayala, Raquel Bigorra, Armando
KevOnStage and performance by Tony Baker Araiza, Benito Castro, Jose Luis Guarneros and
at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Christ Temple Diana Motta. Tickets: $35-$90 (Ticketmaster).
Apostolic Church of El Paso, 11160 Montwood. Marisela y Amanda Miguel — Two of
Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets: $30; $40 VIP Latin America’s celebrated divas who made
with entrance at 5:45 p.m. and photo ops with music history in the 1980s will share the stage
the performers (eventbrite.com). at 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, at the Plaza
Blues Brothers Revue — The official Blues Theatre, sharing music, nostalgia, and memo-
Brothers tribute show is the featured entertain-
ment at the annual Valentine’s Day event, 7
p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Flickinger Please see Page 11

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Here’s the Ticket Slayer — The trash metal legends perform at road to El Paso. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 Leptictidium perform at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb.
6 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at UTEP’s Don Haskins day of show; $50 meet and greet 18. Admission: $10.
Cont’d from Page 10
Center, with Lamb of God, Amon Amarth and (Ticketfly.com).
• Heinous — The Phoenix grindcore band per-
Lowbrow Palace — 1101 Texas. Doors
Cannibal Corpse. Tickets: $43-$83; VIP pack-
ries. Tickets: $48-$150 (Ticketmaster). open one hour prior to show time. Concerts
ages are $192 (Ticketmaster). forms at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, with punk
are all ages, unless otherwise listed. Surcharge
La Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga — band Röntgen. Age 18 and over admitted.
The popular Mexican group performs at 8 p.m.
New Kids On the Block — The 1980s Admission: $5.
for ages under 21. Tickets at
“boy band” legends bring their Mix Tape Tour lowbrowpalace.com.
Saturday, March 16, at UTEP’s Don Haskins • Sumac — 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, with
to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at • King Tuff — The lo-fi garage rocker performs
Center. Tickets: $39-$149. (Ticketmaster). Divide Dissolve and Tashi Dorji. Tickets: $10.
UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with special at 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, with Stonefield.
• Ensiferum & Septicflesh — The bands’ “Path
‘PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate guests hip-hop icons Salt N Pepa, Naughty By to Glory” Tour is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23,
Tickets: $16.
Adventure’ — The Nickelodeon presents a Nature, and pop stars Tiffany and Debbie with local guests. Doors open at 7 p.m.
• El Ten Eleven — The L.A. rock duo per-
live adventure at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Gibson. Tickets: $33.20-$83.20; VIP seats avail- forms at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, with Rob
Tickets: $20 in advance; $30 day of show.
and noon and 4 p.m. Sunday, March 23-24, at able various prices (Ticketmaster). Crow. Tickets: $12.
• A Light Divided and VRSTY — 7 p.m.
El Paso County Coliseum. Chase, Marshall, Special Meet & Greet Upgrade with New Kids • Hunny and Hockey Dad — The indie bands
Monday, Jan. 28, with local supporting acts.
Rubble, Skye, Rocky and Zuma take over the on the Block is $399. Meet & Greet package co-headline at 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, with
Tickets: $10, all ages.
stage for an action-packed, music-filled live for Tiffany and Debbie Gibson is $200 (both Queen of Jeans. Tickets: $15-$18.
• Masquerade of Souls Tour — 7 p.m.
stage show will with stars of the top-rated ani- artists also have individual meet & greet pack- • wifisfuneral — The hip-hop artist performs at
Tuesday, Jan. 29, featuring Seven Spires and
mated preschool series. Tickets start at $20. ages available). 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30. Tickets: $15.
AfterTime.
Limited number of VIP (Very Important Pup) • Current Joys — The singer and multi-instru-
packages available for $120 (Ticketmaster).
Steve Martin and Martin Short — The • Tony McAlpine — The electric guitar virtu-
mentalist performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2,
two American comedy legends’ “Now Your oso performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30.
with Gap Girls. Tickets: $10-$12.
Bad Bunny — One of biggest rising stars in See Them, Soon You Won’t” show is 8 p.m. Admission: $10, all ages show.
• Cursive — The indie rock band performs at
Latin trap music performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, Friday, May 31, at Abraham Chavez Theatre, • Michael Angelo Batio — The guitarist per-
9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, with Campdogzz.
March 31, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. featuring the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff forms at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5. Tickets: $10
Tickets: $15.
Tickets: $61-$151 (Ticketmaster). Babko. With a mix of storytelling, song, and in advance, $15 day of show, all ages.
• Jonathan Richman — The alternative artist
comedy, the event showcases the artistry of • Metal and punk bands Necrot and Blood
Ron ‘Tater Salad’ White — The cigar- Incantation with local support Nyctophagia and
the two longtime friends, who both have had Please see Page 12
smoking, scotch-drinking stand-up comic from
major comedic careers in both TV and film.
the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon makes
The show includes Steve Martin’s banjo-playing
his return to El Paso with his new show at 8
and Martin Short’s singing and celebrity imper-
p.m. Thursday, April 4, at The Plaza Theatre.
sonations. Tickets: $79.75-$299 (Ticketmaster).
Tickets: $43 to $53 (Ticketmaster).
Chayanne — The Latin pop superstar returns
for the second leg of his “Desde El Alma” tour
Venues & series
at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at UTEP’s Don El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway.
Haskins Center. His El Paso performance in Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and
September for the first leg of his tour sold out. 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $61 to $151 (Ticketmaster). Sunday. Tickets: $6 Thursday, $12 Friday and
Saturday; $8 Sunday, except at listed. Age 17
Morat — The Colombian folk-pop group per-
and older admitted. VIP Booths $10 more per
forms at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at The
ticket for all shows; available at ticketweb.com.
Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $21-$110
Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233),
(Ticketmaster).
elpasocomicstrip.com or on Facebook at El
Marco Antonio Solis — The five-time Latin Paso Comic Strip.
Grammy Award winning Mexican musician The annual New Year’s Eve celebration is 10
presents his “La Historia Continua” 2019 Tour p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, with SNL and MadTV
at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at UTEP’s Don alumni Jeff Richards headlining. Tickets: $22.50
Haskins Center. Tickets: $52-$172; VIP ($32.50 VIP).
Packages $229-$429 (Ticketmaster). Richards also performs at regular showtimes
Dec. 27-30.
Video Games Live — El Paso Symphony Special Events:
Orchestra presents the Video Game Arsenio Hall, stand-up comic, actor and for-
Multimedia Symphonic Concert Experience at 8 mer late night host of “The Arsenio Hall Show”
p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Plaza Theatre. performs 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday,
Includes music from Final Fantasy, Zelda, Jan. 11-12. Hall is also known for his roles in
Mario, Kingdom Hearts, Metal Gear Solid, “Coming to America,” “Black Dynamite” and
Skyrim, Castlevania, Halo, World of Warcraft, more. Tickets: $27.50 ($37.50 VIP and Front
Pokemon and many more. Tickets: $30-$75 50).
(Ticketmaster). Steve Trevino performs a special Valentine’s
King & Country — The Christian rock band Day show Feb. 14-16. Details to be
performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at announced.
Abraham Chavez Theatre, in support of their
3rd studio album, “Burn the Ships.” Tickets: Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828
$20-$65; VIP tickets $100 (Ticketmaster). Montana, specializing in metal and hard rock.
Los Angeles Azules — The cumbia sinfon- For all ages event; all those under 21 charged a
cia group performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday, April surcharge. Some tickets available under hold-
26, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $40- myticket.com. Information: 591-7625 or on
$110 (Ticketmaster). Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• The Anchor — 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2
Pancho Barraza — The Mexican singer- with Apothica, and local support. All ages show.
songwriter performs at 9 p.m. Friday, May 3, Tickets: $10.
at The Plaza Theater. Tickets: $59-$119 • Anialator — 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, with local
(Ticketmaster). opening bands. Admission: $6, all ages.
The Piano Guys — The Piano Guys return • The Pot — The Tribute to Tool performs at
to El Paso with their highly original blend of 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5. Admission: $5.
classical music and pop at 8 p.m. Friday, May • Battle of the Bands is 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan.
3, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $59- 12. Looking for bands to open for Ensiferum,
$79; VIP tickets $134.50 (Ticketmaster) Septic Flesh and Arsis. Fans pick winners, all
Hailing from Utah, the Piano Guys are four ages show.
dads who became an Internet sensation with • Jake “The Snake” Roberts Dirty Details Tour
more than 500 million YouTube views. — 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18. Roberts bring his
uncensored night of comedy stories from the

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Here’s the Ticket forms 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5. Tickets: $25- • The Official Blues Brothers Revue — the steel guitar, Gene Watson and his band share
$75. group captures the infectious humor and spirit his many smooth country hits including
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• Chris Lane — The country singer performs 8 of Jake and Elwood Blues Friday, Feb. 15. “Fourteen Carat Mind,” “Paper Rosie,”
p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. Tickets: $29-$79. Tickets: $22 ($20 seniors, $10 youth). “Farewell Party” and more. Tickets: $39-$65.
performs at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, with
• Rodney Carrington — The comic and musi- • Murphy’s Celtic Legacy – Irish company per-
Tommy Larkins on drums. Age 16 and older Spencer Theater for Performing Arts forms at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, with more
cian performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.
admitted. Tickets: $12-$15. — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information:
Tickets start at $29. than 20 musicians and dancers, most of whom
• Yotto — The Finnish DJ and songwriter’s (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
• Amy Grant — The pop and Christian singer have starred in “Riverdance” and “Lord of the
“Huperfall Tour” is 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. • Gene Watson — The country music singer
performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. Tickets: Dance.” Tickets: $69-$75.
Tickets: $10. performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, with a
$20-$60.
• Hot Flash Heat Wave — The rock band per- powerful voice, multi-octave range and searing
forms at 9 p.m. Monday, March 18, with Flickinger Center for Performing Arts
Vacations. Tickets: $13-$15. — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo.
• Mom Jeans. — The rock band performs at 9 Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickinger-
p.m. Tuesday, March 19,with Mover Shaker. center.com.
Tickets: $15. • Robin Spielberg — The celebrated pianist
• TWRP — The Canadian synthwave band per- performs 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, celebrating
forms at 10 p.m. Saturday, March 23, with the thrill of romance, or familiar holiday songs.
Planet Booty. Tickets: $15. Tickets: $9, $15 and $20. • Comedians Jose Luis Zagar and Teo
• Lord Huron, known for hits like “The Night • “The Official Blues Brothers Revue” & All phone numbers listed are in Juaréz.
Gonzalez perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1.
We Met,” “Wait By The River,” and “Food for Chocolate Buffet is 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14. Centro Cultural Paso del Norte - Av. Tickets: 345-635 pesos.
Love” performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, Tickets: $18, $30 and $40. Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, across from the
with supporting acts to be announced. Tickets: • Teresa Walters — The pianist performs 7 Red Cross. Information: 1730300 (Facebook: La Pingo’s Orquesta — Amigos de la
$30. p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. Walters has performed CCPasodelNorte). Advance show tickets at Fundacion Mascareñas’s Matices Culturales
as recitalist and orchestral soloist on six conti- donboleton.com. 2019 performance series opens with the
Club Here I Love You — 115 S. Durango. nents and in most of the 50 United States at musical group from Aguascalientes at 8 p.m.
Specializing in electronic and DJ music. Most • Comedian Franco Escamilla (”Amo del sar-
venues including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln casmo”) performs at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Centro Cultural Paso
events are at 9 p.m. and are 18 and older, del Norte in Juarez. The group plays a fusion
Center in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, Tickets: 520-805 pesos.
unless listed otherwise. Presale tickets subject of classical, chamber, Argentine tango, Balkan
the Salle Cortot in Paris, and Moscow’s Great • ‘Rock al Piano’ with Alexandro Venegas is
to change. Information: 307-7736 or on music, jazz and more. Ticket information:
Hall. Tickets: $9, $15 and $20. at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. Tickets: 230-450
Facebook. 544-5118 in El Paso; 612-3175 or 612-4075
DJs Makari, Rivals and Softspoken perform at NM Tech Performing Arts Series — pesos.
•”Veintidós, Veintidós,” a play dealing with in Juárez, or fmascarenas.org.
6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, with local sup- Performances are 7:30 p.m. at New Mexico Coming next month is the eclectic musical
port. Tickets: $10 in advance; $13 day of show Tech’s Macey Center in Socorro, N.M. intense issues of life and consciences starring
Odin Dupeyron and Erika Blenher is present- group Macuiles at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23.
(Holdmyticket.com). Information: nmtpas.org.
• Cantus — The men’s vocal ensemble per- ed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24. Tickets: Auditorio Benito Juárez — Ignacio
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and forms Friday, Jan. 25. Tickets: $22 ($20 sen- 405-635 pesos. Ramirez and Vicente Guerrero, one block
Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Most shows limit- iors, $10 youth). • “Dinosaurios,” a show replicating live from Parque Borunda. Tickets at donbole-
ed to age 21 and older. Tickets through dinosaurs, is at noon and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. ton.com. Masha y El Oso Paw Patrol is pre-
• Willy Sucre and Friends perform Mozart and
Yapsody.com or Ticketmaster. Information: 1- 27. Tickets: 175-460 pesos. sented at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. Tickets:
more with French horn and strings Monday,
877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com. • Octubre Doce performs at 8 p.m. 115-290 pesos.
Jan. 28, as part of the Presidential Chamber
• Intocable — The Norteño/Tejano band per- Thursday, Jan. 31. Tickets: 230-460 pesos.
Music Series. Admission is free.

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El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Music awards in each division, plus an “Audience
Festival — El Paso Pro-Musica presents its Choice Award.” Application deadline is March
annual festival Jan. 10-Feb. 2 at various ven- 15. Information: sjackson@epsmf.org.
ues in El Paso and Las Cruces. Tickets to indi-
EP Chorale and Chamber Choir audi-
vidual performances are $25; $20 seniors, mili-
tions —El Paso Choral Society hosts auditions
tary; $5 youth. Free Bach’s Lunch performanc-
by appointment 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,
es are noon each Thursday at El Paso Museum
Jan. 5, and 7 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan.
of Art. Information: 747-8163 or eppm.org.
16, at El Paso Conservatory of Music, 801 N.
Ticket packages $170 ($130 senior and mili-
Mesa. Rehearsals are 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays.
tary, $30 student) for all shows; $125 ($100
The spring performances of Verdi’s Requiem is
senior and military, $25 student) for El Paso
March 23. Sign up for 10-minute auditions with
shows; and $40 ($30 senior and military, $10
Prentice Loftin at 833-0263. Information: 259-
student) for Las Cruces shows.
4999 or auditions.epchoirs@gmail.com.
This year’s performers include the Vega
Information: epchoralsociety.org.
String Quartet, pianist William Ransom, pianist
Yuliya Gorenman (performing Bach’s “Well- El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras
Tempered Clavier”) and the rock cello ensem- auditions — The El Paso Symphony will host
ble Break the Reality, which has covered such Spring 2019 auditions Tuesday, Jan. 8.
songs as the theme song from HBO’s hit show Auditions are open to musicians age 8 to 22
“Game of Thrones.” with at least one year of musical experience on
• The Vega String Quartet and Ransom at 6 an orchestral instrument. Opportunities for
p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Star City Studios, violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet,
120 W Castellano, as well as 7:30 p.m. Friday, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba and
Jan. 11, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan 13, at UTEP’s percussion. Call for audition appointment: 525-
Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, and 7:30 p.m. 8978. Audition forms and requirements at
Saturday, Jan. 12, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital EPSYOs.org.
Hall.
Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute:’ In
• An Afternoon with Zuill Bailey is 2 p.m.
Concert — El Paso Opera presents the semi-
Sunday, Jan. 20, at Fox Fine Art Recital Hall.
staged, concert version of the classic fairy tale
• Yulia Gorenman performs at 6 p.m.
of love and good versus evil at 7:30 p.m. Friday
Thursday, Jan. 24, at Star City Studios, as well
and Saturday, Jan. 11-12, at El Paso Scottish
as 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, and 2 p.m.
Rite Theatre, directed by El Paso Opera’s new
Sunday, Jan. 27, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall,
Artistic Director Justin Lucero. Tickets: $39.
and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at NMSU’s
Information: 581-5534, info@epopera.com or
Atkinson Recital Hall.
epopera.org.
• “Break of Reality” performs at 7:30 p.m.
The Magic Flute was part of El Paso Opera’s
Friday, Feb. 1, at the Rio Grande Theatre in
first season, and the concert version celebrates
Las Cruces, and Saturday, Feb. 2, at Fox Fine
this year’s 25th anniversary season. The lead
Arts Recital Hall.
roles of Tamino and Pamina will be played by
Zuill Bailey will perform the Dvo ák Cello
two performers with Metropolitan Opera
Concierto at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18-19 in the annu-
credits to their name, Brian Downen and
al collaboration with EPSO at the Plaza
Lindsay Ohse.
Theatre. Tickets: $16-$45; $9 and $11 for stu-
dents (Ticketmaster). EPSO’s ‘The Romantics’ — El Paso
Free Bach’s Lunch events are noon Thursdays Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bohuslav
at El Paso Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Rattay, presents Grammy Award-winning cellist
Plaza: Zuill Bailey, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday,
• Jan. 10: Vega String Quartet and William Jan. 18-19, in the Plaza Theatre. These con-
Ransom certs mark the 14th annual collaboration
• Jan. 17: “Reflections on a Desert Winter” between the EPSO and El Paso Pro-Musica,
with pianist Dominic Dousa and violist Steven and features two of the great composers of the
Nordstrom Romantic period – Johannes Brahms and
• Jan. 24: Yulia Gorenman Antonin Dvo ák. Tickets: $16-$45; $9 and $11
• Jan. 31: Break of Reality. for students (Ticketmaster). Information: 532-
3776 or epso.org.
EPSMF applications — El Paso Society for
Bailey is also the artistic director of Pro-
Musicians of the Future will take applications
Musica.
online for its 2019 Young Musicians
Performances begin with the “Symphony No.
Competition, Instruments for Young Lives, and
2 in D Major, op. 73” by Brahms which high-
OM/NI project. Information: 449-0619 or
lights the El Paso Symphony Orchestra. Bailey
epsmf.org.
will join the Orchestra in the second half in
• 2019 Young Musicians Competition seeks
Dvo ák’s “Cello Concerto in B minor, op.
classical musicians age 8-19 in all instruments
104.” This piece is considered the greatest
and voice. Cash awards and recognition of
cello concerto ever written and Dvo ák’s best
achievement for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place. Finalist
work.
announcements in March. Application deadline
Opening notes with Dr. James Welsch are
is Jan. 31.
presented at 6:30 p.m. each night in the
• Instruments for Young Lives is open to classi-
Philanthropy Theatre next to the Plaza.
cal musicians age 8-19 who have demonstrated
musical excellence, academic achievement and Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society
unmet financial need. Application deadline is — The society presents the Borderless Brass
Jan. 31. Band at its monthly concert series 7 p.m.
• OM/NI (Original Music/New Ideas) call for Sunday, Jan. 20, at First Christian Church,
composers is open to original scores for solo 1809 El Paseo in Las Cruces. The music begins
piano. Junior division open to age 9-16;
Emerging division open to age 17-25. Cash
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Program Notes EPSYOs Concerto Competition — El
Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras host their
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annual concerto competition Monday, Jan. 21,
at University Presbyterian Church, 244 N.
Resler. Open to all young musicians who live in

Border Beats
after a short business meeting. Admission: $10
($5 members; $1 students with ID). Coffee and the El Paso region up to the age of 22.
Applications must be received by Jan. 14.
dessert reception precedes the concert at 6:30 Ring in the New Year — Las Cruces Jazz
p.m. in the foyer. Information: Larry Brooks, Application fee is $40. Application, information:
Collective performs a night of contemporary
(575) 640-8752 or mvjazzblues.net. 525-8978 epsyos.org.
jazz at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Rio Grande
The grand prize winner will perform with the
‘Your Way,’ Candice Reyes
Founded in 2017, the sextet plays traditional Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces
El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras in the
Quintet — El Paso-born jazz vocalist
New Orleans Jazz music (Louis Armstrong, Downtown Mall, featuring Abby Nayra on
King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton) and also modern Side by Side Concert March 31 at the Plaza
vocals, Orlando Madrid on saxophone, Jesus Candice Reyes and her quintet released
New Orleans music. Theatre.
Fuentes on piano, Adriel Hernandez on bass, their latest CD in December, which includes
El Paso Wind Symphony — The wind and Derrick Lee on drums. Tickets: $10
One of USA’s Top 100
original compositions and arrangements
symphony directed by Ron Hufstader presents (eventbrite.com). Information: (575) 523-6403 produced by saxophonist Abel Mireles. The

Independent Pizzerias
“Take A Tour of the World” at 7:30 p.m. or RioGrandeTheaftre.com. quintet features renowned jazz bassist

— Pizza Today
Friday, Jan 25, at Eastlake High School, 13000 Christian McBride, six-time Grammy
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino —
Emerald Pass. Tickets: $10; $5 students, mili- Award winner. Their title track single writ-
1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive),
tary, seniors (Ticketmaster). Information: elpa- ten by Reyes and Mireles is now available
Sunland Park, N.M. No cover. Information:
sowindsymphony.com or on Facebook at El on iTunes, Spotify, and Cdbaby.
(575) 874-5200 or Sunland-Park.com/entertain-
Paso Wind Symphony. Information: candicereyes.com.
ment. Free live music is 9 to 11 p.m. Fridays,
‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’ — El featuring Latin and regional music; and
Paso Choral Society presents the one-act opera Saturdays featuring rock and pop variety. Songs of Hope — Singing Out Las Cruces

PIZZA
with costumes, set, choir, dancers, and soloists Mariachi music is 5 p.m. Sundays. presents its winter concert at 7 p.m. Saturday
7:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at First Sunland Park New Year’s Eve is 9 p.m. to 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26-27, at Peace
Baptist Church, 805 Montana. Tickets: $25 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31 with Fungi Mungle.
Fine Beers & Wines
Lutheran Church, 1702 Missouri, Las Cruces.
lower level; $10 upper level. Information: 259- Admission is $10; free for ages 12 and younger.
Speaking Rock Entertainment Center

KERN PLACE
4999, epchoralsociety.org or Information: (608) 772-1262 or singingout-
— 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Mariachi music featured 1
epchoirs@gmail.com. lascruces.org.
to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m.
206 Cincinnati • 532-9483 Amahl, a shepherd boy, attempts to tell his
mother about an unusual star that he has seen
Sundays. Check website for schedule of tribute Singing Out Las Cruces is a mixed voice,

WEST SIDE
bands. Admission is usually free. Information: LGBTQA non-profit organization that performs
outside. Through his generosity and selfless- choral works for the appreciation, inspiration,
860-7777, speakingrock.com or on Facebook.
865 N. Resler • 760-6000
ness, all become witness to a miracle. and education of the members and their audi-
The free New Year’s Eve concert and cele-
EPSYOs Winter Concert — El Paso ences.
EAST SIDE
bration starts at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31.
Symphony Youth Orchestras, directed by Julio Iglesias Jr. performs his “Timeless Tour” The Black Market Trust — The American
1879 N. Zaragosa • 856-9111 James O. Welsch, presents its winter concert at at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. Admission is free, pop/vocal jazz band performs at 7:30 p.m.
3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Plaza Theatre. age 18 and older admitted.
NORTHEAST
Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211
Ticket information: 525-8978,epsyos.org or on N. Main in Las Cruces. Tickets: $20.
Texas Voodoo Stomp EP release party
11100 Sean Haggerty (at US 54)
Facebook. Information: (575) 523-6403 or
— The El Paso metal band hosts a release
821-7000 Young People’s Concerts — The El Paso party for its EP ”Dust to Dust” at 9 p.m. RioGrandeTheaftre.com.
Friday, Jan. 18, at Mulligans 3, 1810 George The Black Market Trust’s music combines the

UPPER VALLEY
Symphony Orchestra presents its 79th season
of free programs for more than 12,000 5th Dieter. The band will perform along with local sounds of the great American crooners and
vocal groups with the romantic Eastern
145 W. Sunset (at Doniphan)
grade students from El Paso, Canutillo, bands Brother Strange, Rust and one more to
Anthony, Fabens and surrounding area, direct- be announced. Information: 231-6719. European gypsy fire of jazz guitarist Django
Reinhardt.
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Thur. ed by James Welsch, at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Jan. 30-Feb.
11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday 1, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. This year’s
www.ardovinospizza.com program, “The Orchestra Moves,” is presented
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in collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s Weill
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Music Institute Link Up program. The public is

FINE PIZZA &
invited on a space-available basis; call for avail-
ability. Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
FINE DINING Munson Center Saturday Night Dance 18, at Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle
de Santiago in Las Cruces. Music by The
— Munson Center, 975 S. Mesquite, Las
Cruces, hosts its monthly senior adults 5 to 7 Muletones of Dell City. Caller is Lonnie
p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5. Tickets: $3; can be pur- Ludeman. The dance begins with beginners’
chased the week of the dance. Information: lessons at 7:30 p.m.; no partner or experience
(575) 541-3000. needed. Cost: $6 ($4 youth; $15 family).
Upcoming dances are Feb. 2, March 2, Information: (575) 522-1691 or snmmds.org.
April 6 and May 4.
World Dance Alliance Americas — The
USA Dance — USA Dance Las Cruces NM UTEP Department of Theater & Dance hosts
Chapter #5058, hosts an afternoon dance 2:45 the World Dance Alliance Americas General
to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at Belton Bridge Assembly, “Moving Interactions: Dancing
Center, 1214 E. Madrid in Las Cruces, with 2- through In-Between Borders” as national and
step, waltz, cha cha, salsa, tango, swing, hustle, international guests artists gather to present
cumbia and more. Free rumba dance lesson 2 their work Feb. 14-16, at UTEP’s Wise Family
to 2:45 p.m. by Leonard Thurman. Admission: Theatre, with original works from UTEP faculty
$10 ($5 members). Information: Jerry, (575) members, nationally renowned guest artists
639-3993 or Facebook at Jose Zamora and Shannon Mockli, and UTEP
USADanceLasCruces. alumni-collective Fawnz Dance Company.
Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday,
Gala Mexicana — The classical ballet recital and noon Saturday. Tickets: $10. Information:
is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 11-12, at 747-5118, theatredance.utep.edu or on
Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Facebook.
Marcial, accompanied by traditional music from The conference provides an opportunity for
Mexico performed live by a mariachi group. dance to take center stage within the campus
Information: 532-7273. and the city of El Paso at large, through per-
Contra Dance — The Southern New formances, site-specific choreographies, panel
Mexico Music and Dance Society’s monthly presentations, dance for the camera screenings
contra dance is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. and more.

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Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — • Thursday, Jan. 10: North Texas
1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General • Saturday, Jan. 12: Rice
admission and parking are free. Information: • Thursday, Jan. 24: Old Dominion
(575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com. • Saturday, Jan. 26: Charlotte
The 60th season of the live racing runs Dec.
UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home
28-May 5. Post time is 12:30 p.m. every
games are in the Don Haskins Center. Game
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday.
times are 7 p.m. Thursday and 1 p.m. Saturday.
The 18th Running of the Championship at • Saturday, Feb. 2: Rio Grande Valley admission. Free admission to active military Tickets: $5 general admission. information:
Sunland Park is Sunday, Dec. 30. Also that day Barracudas with ID. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
is the Lou Wooten-Sydney Valentini Handicap. elpasorhinos.com.
Hyundai Sun Bowl — The 85th annual • Thursday, Jan. 17: UAB
Other stakes races:
football classic begins at noon, Monday, Dec. UMC Health Start — University Medical • Saturday, Jan. 19: Middle Tennessee
• Friday, Dec. 28: Jess Burner Memorial
31. Teams will come from the ACC and Pac-12 Center’s 5K run and 1 mile fun run/walk is 9 • Thursday, Jan. 31: Marshall
Handicap
conferences (to be announced on Dec. 2). a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at UMC West Clinic, • Saturday, Feb. 2: WKU
• Saturday, Dec. 29: KLAQ Handicap, Johnie
L. Jamison Handicap, New Mexico State Racing Tickets: $22 to $62 (Ticketmaster). Captain’s 6600 N. Desert. Registration through Jan. 31: Miners Hockey Club — UTEP’s hockey
Commission Handicap. Club: $652. Information: 533-4416, 1-800-915- $15. Packet pick up and race day registration: team games are at 11 a.m. at El Paso County
• Sunday, Jan. 6: Bold Ego Handicap, 4 BOWL or sunbowl.org. $20. Group registration for four or more: $10. Coliseum Events Center, 4100 E. Paisano.
Rivers/John Deere Stakes and La Señora Stakes Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663. Tickets: $7. Information: 491-7879, info@min-
Open pro soccer tryouts — Due to high Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
• Sunday, Jan. 13: Winsham Lad Handicap response to the December tryouts, El Paso dershockey.com, or minershockey.com.
• Saturday, Jan. 19: Dona Ana County Locomotive FC will host its second open try- Tuff Hedeman West Texas Shootout • Jan. 7-8: Texas A&M
• Sunday, Jan. 20: Albert Dominguez Memorial outs Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 5-6. — Four-time world champion bull rider and El • Jan. 14-15: University of Texas
Handicap Registration fee is $90. Location to be deter- Paso native Tuff Hedeman presents the 13th • Feb. 1-2: Texas State (Saturday game at 3:30
• Saturday, Jan. 26: Rio Grande Handicap, and mined once all slots are filled. Registration annual Casa Ford Tuff Hedeman Championship p.m.).
the Shue Fly online only until all slots are filled at eplocomo- Challenge bull riding event at 8 p.m. Saturday,
• Sunday, Jan 27: Riley Allison Derby and
UTEP Tennis — UTEP’s home tennis
tivefc.regfox.com/locomotive-fc-tryouts-ii. Feb. 16, at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 matches are at El Paso Tennis Club, 2510 N.
Borderplex Stakes Paisano. Top ranked professional championship
Liberty Bash — Lucha Frontera presents a St. Vrain (in Arroyo Park). Matches begin at
• Saturday, Feb. 2: Ft. Bliss Stakes, Red bull riders in the world will compete. This
night of watching masked wrestlers at 6 p.m. noon, unless listed otherwise. Admission is
Hedeman Mile, and The Enchantress Stakes. event sells out every year. Tickets: $15-$80
Friday, Jan. 12. at Stout Physical Fitness Center free. Information: 747-5347 or
El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s Major Arena (Ticketmaster). Information: 534-4329 or utepathletics.com.
(PFC), 2930 Cassidy Road on Fort Bliss. Marty
Soccer League team’s game are at 7:15 p.m. at CBRbull.com. • Friday, Jan. 25: Mesa Community College
the Moth and “Scrap Iron” Brad Sanders will
El Paso County Coliseum. Individual tickets: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with pre-event activ- • Saturday, Jan. 26: WNMU
team against Jack Evans and Triton. Admission
$12 general admission; $20 box seating; kids ities including food, beer, shopping and auto-
is free and the public is invited. Event will be
admitted free with purchase of adult ticket. graph opportunities. NMSU Men’s Basketball — Home games
recorded for television. Information: 588-8247.
Information: 229-1416, elpasocoyotes.com or are at the Pan American Center in Las Cruces.
on Facebook and Twitter. El Paso Rhinos - El Paso’s Junior League ice College sports Gametime is 7 p.m., unless otherwise listed.
• Saturday, Dec. 29: Dallas Sidekicks hockey team hosts the Ontario Avalanche at 7 Tickets: $15-$30. Information (575) 646-1447
• Friday, Jan. 4: Tacoma Stars p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners’ or nmstatesports.com.
• Friday, Jan. 11: Turlock Express Sunday, Jan. 25-27, at El Paso County home games are at the Don Haskins Center. • Thursday, Jan. 10: Grand Canyon
• Saturday, Jan. 19: Dallas Sidekicks Coliseum Events Center, 4100 E. Paisano. Games are 7 p.m. Tickets: $8-$28. Information:
• Friday, Jan. 25: Turlock Express Tickets: $30 balcony; $25 glass seats; $15 cen- 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
ter line; $10 bluelines; $7 goal lines, $5 general • Saturday, Jan. 5: USTA Please see Page 16

January 2019 El Paso Scene Page 15
Sports must have gone through at least one session of
classes, age 5-18. Fee: $75.
Cont’d from Page 15
• Beginner PLAY-er Class for new participants
is 3 to 4:30 p.m. for new players age 5-18. Fee:
• Saturday, Jan. 12: CSU Bakersfield, 4 p.m.
$75.
• Thursday, Jan. 31: Kansas City
New Year’s Golf/STEM Links Camp is 1 to 3
• Saturday, Feb. 2: Chicago State, 4 p.m.
p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Jan. 2-5,
NMSU Women’s Basketball — Home for ages 5-18, incorporating STEM elements
games are at Pan Am Center in Las Cruces. into the game. Cost: $65.
Game time is 6 p.m., unless listed otherwise. Home school classes are Tuesdays, Jan. 14-
General admission: $6. Information: (575) 646- March 5, for ages 5-18. Fee: $60.
1447 or nmstatesports.com.
Spring Youth Basketball League — Las
• Thursday, Jan. 3: California Baptist
Cruces Parks & Recreation Department offers
• Thursday, Jan. 17: Seattle U
individual and returning team registration for
• Saturday, Jan. 19: Utah Valley, 2 p.m.
the 2019 Spring Youth Sportsmanship
• Saturday, Jan. 26: UT Rio Grande Valley, 2
Basketball League for Pre-K through 8th grade
p.m.
levels. Play begins on April 1. Cost: $35 for
• Thursday, Feb. 7: CSU Bakersfield
returning team individuals (no jersey) and $45
for new players (includes a game jersey). Full
Bicycling requirements: (575) 541-2563 or
Athletics@las-cruces.org.
El Paso Puzzler — The 12th annual Returning team and individual registration is
endurance mountain bike race is 8 a.m. Jan. 22-24. Coaches responsible for submitting
Sunday, Jan. 20 at Bowen Ranch’s Round a returning team roster by Jan. 14, but players
House, 2.6 miles north of US 54 on Martin required to register individually for their team
Luther King Jr. Mountain bike races of 15, 35 during this period. Individual new player regis-
and 50 miles offered. Hosted by the Border tration available online through Jan. 19, and in
Mountain Bike Association. Registration: $70 person 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 26 and
for 15- and, $75 for 35-mile race; $80 for 50- Feb. 2 at Meerscheidt Recreation Center,
mile race. Deadline is Jan. 17. Information: 1600 E. Hadley.
433-1752, elpasopuzzler.com or on Facebook.
Registration at newmexicosportsonline.com. Spring Youth Cheer Registration —
The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation
El Paso Bicycle Club — All rides are free Department 2019 Spring Youth Cheer
and open to the public; helmets required. Program for Pre-K through 4th grade levels
Information: elpasobicycleclub.com. Ride begins April 1. Participants will receive two
schedule at meetup.com/ElPasobicycleClub. weeks of clinic-based instruction then will
Repeat riders are encouraged to become a cheer at the Youth Sportsmanship Basketball
member of the club; dues are $18 a year or League games. Cost: $35 returning individuals
$25 per family ($30/$40 for two years). Join at (no jersey); $45 new participants (includes
elpasobicycleclub.com. game jersey).
On site registration is 2:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Recreational sports Monday through Thursday, Jan. 28-31, at
50 Plus Walking Program — City of Las Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E.
Cruces Parks and Recreation offers its “0-60 in Hadley. Online registration deadline is Jan. 25.
17 weeks” Winter 2019 program for ages 50 Information: (575) 541-2563 or athletics@las-
and older, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Mondays, cruces.org.
Wednesdays and Fridays Jan. 2-April 29, Polar Plunge — The 8th annual “Freezin’
Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 for a Reason” cold weather swim benefiting
W. Bell. Fee: $12 per month per walker; Special Olympics Texas-El Paso Area 19, is
includes tracking progress for 17 weeks of pro- noon Saturday, Feb. 2, at Wyndham El Paso
gram. Information: (575) 541-2455. Airport, 2027 Airway. Registration begins at 11
Registration is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday a.m. Cost: $60 ($30 17 and younger).
through Friday at the center. Information: 533-8229. Register at sotx.org.
Table Tennis Tournament — City of Las All money raised used to support year-round
Cruces Recreation department hosts the tour- training and competitions for the more than
nament for ages 18 and older Saturday, Jan. 2,000 athletes in the Greater El Paso area.
12, at Frank O’Brien Papen Community Greater El Paso Tennis Association —
Center, 304 W Bell. Cost: $5 singles; $7 dou- Information on upcoming leagues and tourna-
bles. Registration deadline is Jan. 9 at ments at geptatennis@gmail.com or Facebook
lascruces.org/play or during regular hours at at GEPTA. Information:
Papen Community Center, Parks & Recreation greatereptennis@gmail.com or 532-5524.
Administration office , Meerscheidt Recreation Tournament registration tennislink.usta.com.
Center, and Las Cruces Regional Aquatic
Center. No telephone registrations accepted.
Information: (575) 541-2454. Running events
First Tee Summer Camps — First Tee of Monahans Sandhills Resolution Run —
Greater El Paso host its 2019 Winter Session The 5K, 10K, 1-mile health walk and beginner
classes for all levels of Players Saturdays, Jan. run is 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Monahans
19-March 2. Early registration encouraged. Sandhills State Park, off of IH20 in Monahans,
Information: 252-6511 or info@thefirsttee- Texas. Closed course; no vehicle traffic.
greaterelpaso.org. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Registration: $25
• Par Class is 8 to 10:30 a.m. Fee: $75. ($20 age 12 and younger). Registration at
• Birdie and Eagle Classes is 8 a.m. to noon for active.com.
those who have certified for the Birdie or Eagle
YWCA Race Against Racism – The 10th
Class. Fee: $75.
annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day 10K and 5K
• Wee One’s Class is 11:30 a.m. to noon for
race and 1-mile family fun walk is 9 a.m.
ages 3 1/2 to 5. Space is limited. Fee: $60.
Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Mary Ann Dodson
• Purcell Special Needs Classes are 1 to 2:30
Camp, 4400 Boy Scout Lane. Information:
p.m. No age requirements. Fee: $30.
• PLAY-er Class is 1 to 2:30 p.m. Participants
Please see Page 17

Page 16 El Paso Scene January 2019
Sports Winter sports
Cont’d from Page 16 Public Ice Skating — Public skating week-
end hours are 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays, noon to 3
Chris Rowley, 478-5663; or YWCA, 533-2311. p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays,
Cost: $20 ($25 race day); $15 military and stu- and noon to 3 p.m. holidays, at the El Paso
dents ($20 race day). Registration: ywcaelpa- County Coliseum Events Center, 4100 Paisano.
so.org or raceadventuresunlimited.com. All ages welcome. Times may vary on days of
Packet pick up is noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. hockey games. Admission: $10; $8 military
11, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa. Race (skate rental included). Skate sharpening, fitting
day registration and packet pickup is 7:30 to and consultation offered for $5. Spectator
8:15 a.m. at the race site. admission is free. Information: 479-PUCK
Super Scholar Run — Clint ISD’s 8th (7825), elpasohockey.org/holidaysonice. or on
annual 5K run and 1 mile walk and Health Fair Facebook at El Paso Hockey Association.
is 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Horizon High Holidays on Ice sessions are daily through
School, 14651 Horizon in Horizon City. early January at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 3 to 6 p.m.
Registration by Jan 10: $25 per event ($30 on and 7 to 10 p.m. Events include Skate with
race day). Registration at raceadventuresunlim- Santa sessions, special guests, giveaways and
ited.com. themed nights.
Packet pick-up is noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, WinterFest — El Paso Live with the
Jan. 10, at Clint ISD Central Administration, Hospitals of Providence and Providence
14521 Horizon, and Friday, Jan. 11, at Up and Children’s Hospital, hosts ice skating through
Running, 1475 George Dieter, Suite O, and Jan. 6 in Downtown’s Arts Festival Plaza.
7:15 to 7:45 a.m. on race day. Skating is $8 ($7 military; $5 age 5 and
Fort Bliss Half Marathon — The 13-mile younger). Spectator admission is free. Open
race is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Soto seven days a week. Season passes; $35, good
Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 20751 for one session per day. Tickets online at elpa-
Constitution on East Fort Bliss. Information: solive.com. Information: 534-0600 or winter-
744-5785. festep.com.
A Family 5K is also planned (pets may partici- Hours are noon to 10 p.m. Sundays (2 to 8
pate). Ages 10 to 15 must have parent or p.m. Dec. 2 and Jan. 6), 4 to 10 p.m. Mondays
guardian sign a waiver. Ages 9 and younger can through Thursdays Dec. 4-19; noon to 10 p.m.
compete with a participating parent or Wednesdays and Thursdays, Dec. 26-Jan. 3), 4
guardian. to 11 p.m. Fridays, Dec. 7 and 14, noon to 11
Half marathon advance entry fee is $15 active p.m. Fridays, Dec. 21-Jan. 4 and Saturdays.
duty or retiring for the half marathon, $40 for Holiday hours are noon to 6 p.m. Christmas
others. 5K entry is $15 for all runners. Eve, 4 to 10 p.m. Christmas Day, noon to 1
Registration at either Soto, Stout or Milam PFC a.m. New Year’s Eve and noon to 10 p.m.
through Jan. 20 of by Jan. 23 at raceroster.com. New Year’s Day.
Late registration and packet pick-up is 11 a.m. Ski Apache — Ruidoso’s 750-acre ski and
to 1 p.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24, 6 to 7 snowboarding area is open for its 53rd season
a.m. Jan. 25 at Soto PFC. Late fee is $10 after with 11 lifts and 55 trails on the slopes of
Jan. 23. Sierra Blanca, with a base elevation of 9,600.
Square Ledge Trail Runs — The ”Giant The 24-hour Ski Apache Snow Report num-
Ledge” 4.2-, 8-, 14-, 20-mile trail runs, and ber is (575) 257-9011. Information: (575) 464-
26.3 mile trail marathon are 8:15 a.m. 3600 or skiapache.com.
Saturday, Jan. 26, at High Ridge Park, 7400 Lifts are open from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. All-
High Ridge. Fees (by Jan 24) $25 for all races; day lift tickets are $74 ($67 age 60-69; $65 age
$30 after Jan. 24. Military and team discounts 13-17; $54 age 6-12; $63 military and $49 for
available. No race day registration. Information: military child; free for ages 70 and older and
581-9541. Registration: raceadventuresunlimit- age 5 and younger. (Prices slightly higher on
ed.com. peak days). Season passes: $305-$700. Call or
In-person entry 3:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. check website or multiple-day or half-day ski-
25, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa. Packet ing prices. Gondola Rides are $18 ($12 age 6-
pickup also available at that time as well as 7:30 12; $6 age 60-69; free for five and younger)
to 8 p.m. on race day. Ski Cloudcroft — The southernmost ski
Loretto Academy Nun Run — The 5K area in the United States is two miles east of
competitive run and non-competitive walk is 9 Cloudcroft on U.S. 82, has 26 trails with two
a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Loretto Academy, ski lifts, plus a tubing lift, at elevations of 8,350
1300 Hardaway. Entry fee is $20 through Jan. to 9,050 feet. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday
25, $30 after. Information: 566-8400 or through Monday, beginning in early December.
raceadventuresunlimited.com. Information, snow conditions: (575) 682-2333,
Pre-event registration and packet pickup is skicloudcroft.net or on Facebook.
12:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. Lift tickets: $45 ($35 age 12 and younger for
30-31, at the Loretto Academy High School full day; $35 ($25 age 12 and younger) for half
Foyer, second floor. day 1 to 4 p.m. Ski, and snowboard rentals
Race day registration is 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in available, and beginner ski school packages
the Loretto Gym. Proceeds benefit nuns in offered. Tubing available for $20 per day; $18
Pakistan. half day (weekends only).

Super Bowl Sunday Run — The Las Ruidoso Winter Park — The snow play
Cruces Running Club will host the 7th annual area at 1200 Ski Run Road in Alto, N.M. fea-
1-mile fun run, 5K and 5-mile race Sunday, tures giant tubes, a kidz korral, family zip line
Feb. 3, at Centennial High School, 1950 and other activities during the winter months.
Sonoma Ranch Road. Five mile and 5K run at 9 Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (8 p.m. designated
a.m., 1 mile run at 8:40 a.m. Registration: $20 nights). Tickets: $26.50 ($21.25 age 4-17; free
online through Jan. 3; $25 Jan. 4-Feb. 1. Free for age 3 and younger; include use of tubes;
for kids fun run. Register at lascrucesrunning- night discounts, and group rates on selected
club.com. Information: register@lascrucesrun- days. Zip line rides: $8 ($5 with tubing); $22
ningclub.com. for three rides. Dates and times subject to
change. Information: (575) 336-7079 or rui-
dosowinterpark.com.

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The goofy,
the bad
& the weird
El Paso Scene’s 12th annual
Gecko Awards honor 2019’s
strangest, dumbest and most
outrageous news items
By Lisa Kay Tate
Graphic design by Marcos Ochoa

l Paso Scene once again says goodbye sidered to be racist was shared by what
Gecko of the Year: Social Media
his was the year when social media The Sun City even got to be part of the
E to another year by looking at the
weirdest and worst of the area’s events
and news.
appeared to be a House of Pizza Facebook
page, the local eatery owner faced accusa-
tions of racism and calls to boycott the

T caught the worst of everyone,
including a business owner getting
blamed for a post from a page that was-
long-going Russian interference hoopla,
as a report from National Public Radio
said operatives in Russia posed as local
Thanks to one win against the Rice Owls,
the UTEP Miners football team missed the
Gecko top spot for second year in a row,
but scored points for being part of what
restaurant, before it was discovered the
Facebook page was fake. The establish-
ment’s owner said he didn’t even have a
Facebook page to begin with.
n’t his, angry moms, sports loving news sources on Twitter, from five
grandmas and criminals going viral. Texas cities, including El Paso. ESPN senior writer Ryan McGee called a A&E’s “Live PD” spent some time with
Two standout incidents included local Social media also was behind many of “cosmic confrontation” of the two worst El Paso officers this year, and accompa-
police officers on camera responding to the Gecko nominees that didn’t make teams in the country. “If our universe nied them on some unusual cases, includ-
a report of criminal trespassing by a the final cut, since they were Facebook, truly did begin with the Big Bang,” ing one of the most unappealing moments,
local teen that showed a police officer Instagram or other posts that had no McGee reported on the UTEP-Rice game, arresting a man in a convenience store
pulling a gun on underage individuals relationship to reality — such as the “then perhaps it will end this Saturday bathroom painting the walls with his own
who were shouting obscenities at the recurring ‘rural legend’ of border- with the Prolific Poof.” excrement.
officer. The teen taking the video was patrolling vigilantes credited with appre- The Miners won the game, but not before Another runner-up Gecko spot goes to
brought in for interfering with a police hending CIA agents trafficking in giving up 23 straight points to Rice in the the Billy Abraham, as he consistently
officer’s duty. cocaine. Never happened, says fourth quarter after leading 34-3. The never fails to make the news in interesting
The other is the leaking of a dash-cam snopes.com. Miners went on to lose the rest of their and questionable ways.
video by a former Socorro Police chief Even the equipment providing social season’s games, ending 1-11, while Rice Abraham was in the news again and
during a traffic stop involving the city media was an issue this year. One Clint finished 2-10. This allowed UTEP to keep again this year for financial woes, includ-
manager’s 21-year-old son; the video ISD technology teacher who was its national FBS Division I last-place rank- ing seeking bankruptcy protection in
implied issues of preferential treatment. charged with stealing 150 iPads from the ing for 2018, even with one more victory February after the son of late singer Juan
Also on Facebook this year were sever- district and reselling them. than their winless 2018 season. Gabriel filed a $1 million claim against
al urban legend-style reports of three Now, pull up a chair, get into the most Local elections continued to have their him. Abraham’s collection of historic
cars “trapping a random lady” in her car comfortable position for repeated face share of Gecko worthy-news. buildings and other property were at the
on George Dieter and Rojas, although palms, and enjoy the rest of this year’s El Paso Judge Luis Aguilar received center of constant litigation, with many of
there were no confirmed reports of this Gecko Awards, which appeared in local more than 11,000 votes for the 243rd them finally being sold to some of El
happening, according to the local police. news sources this year. District Court Judge, even though he asked Paso’s wealthiest real estate businesspeo-
people not to vote for him, and to take his ple. Even then controversy ensued when
name off the ballot. one of the buyers, a cousin of Abraham,
Democratic Congressional candidate Dori was accused of acting of behalf of the dis-
Fenenbock removed a campaign ad from graced slumlord in his bid for the Kress
her social media channel featuring an Building.
endorsement from retired El Paso boxer
David Rodriguez after criticism that 8ighty6ixing that 6ix9ine show
Rodriguez had also expressed his support
The County Coliseum cancelled a concert
for Republican Donald Trump.
featuring rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine show,
Three other candidates who lost their
since the rapper had been in jail for weeks
bids for Congress in the primary race to
on charges including racketeering and
replace Beto O’Rourke filed a lawsuit
firearms. There were already doubts the
against the winner, Veronica Escobar, and
controversial rapper would perform, when
others. The claim there was voter fraud
after the show was first announced, he
caused by tampering with initial program-
released a profanity-heavy Instagram post
ming of hard drives and delivering them to
saying he fired his entire team and was
high-producing locations. The suit was
cancelling his U.S. Tour of which the El
later dismissed.
Paso show was a part.
There was the constant reminder to not
always immediately “believe what you
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January 2019 El Paso Scene Page 19
Geckos Trump fan who was yelling “MAGA” at
him, resulting in Lopez grabbing him by
Cont’d from Page 19 the neck. The entire altercation took place
in the local Hooters. A misdemeanor
It came from Sunspot charge against Lopez was later dropped, a
relief to organizers of the Las Cruces
National Solar Observatory’s Sunspot in International Film Festival, who will give
Cloudcroft made international news while Lopez their Outstanding Achievement
people speculated the reasons for a sudden award next month.
closure of the observatory. Theories ranged
from solar flares to “a terrorist cell in the
woods that use the antennas to communi-

Start the New Year at Village Inn cate with another terrorist cell” to Chinese
spies to, of course, an alien invasion.
Turns out the reason for the mysterious 10-
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Time to get out of Dinner, Supper, or Breakfast track down and arrest a janitor on child
the Kitchen And remember even after pornography charges.
And go back to your the snow blizzard
busy days We still have your favorite pie
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What’s the buzz?
Any 411 on the 411 Guy?
Residents of one far East El Paso neigh-
borhood found themselves in danger in the El Paso Crime Stoppers reported that
spring, when they were invaded by around Ceasar Torres, owner of the popular web-
1 million aggressive Africanized bees site El Paso 411. was on “El Paso’s Most
found living in the walls of one house. Wanted” list for suspicion of forgery.
Although both the website and Facebook
Was the truck braking bad? page were disabled, the site’s Instagram
was still up and making posts, leading
El Paso customs officers recovered near- people to wonder if it was Torres or some-
ly $4 million worth of liquid methamphet- one else pretending to be him.
amine hidden in containers inside the
smuggler’s pickup truck gas tank. But his English was good
A District of Columbia clerk refused to
‘Define Irony’ award 2018 accept a Las Cruces man’s driver’s license
Fire completely burned the inside of the when applying for a D. C. marriage
new kitchen and dining areas at the popu- license, because she thought New Mexico
lar Ruidoso’s barbecue, “Can’t Stop was a “foreign country” and he needed to
Smokin’.” also show an international passport.

Why we can’t nave nice things It’s as simple as ABC...DE
A Sun Metro supervisor vehicle was rear- Southwest Airlines apologized to an El
ended on Stanton Street, causing it to col- Paso mother on a flight from California
lide with and dent the new El Paso after a gate agent made fun of her daugh-
Streetcar it was escorting. The cars had not ter’s name, spelled “Abcde.” FYI: It’s pro-
yet been opened to the public. nounced “Ab-si-dee.”

Brothers of Poor Life Choices Hard to find an exit ramp
A former El Paso Catholic school princi- An alleged drunk driver was arrested tak-
pal and assistant principal were arrested ing a midnight drive along Loop 375, after
for taking $800,000 to fund their “lavish driving the wrong way for seven miles.
lifestyle” including air travel, shopping
and cash withdrawals at various casinos. Grand theft art
Both were members of Central El Paso’s Among the belongings of a deceased eld-
“Brothers of the Poor of St. Francis.” erly couple in the tiny New Mexico town
of Cliff, about 30 miles from Silver City,
Making Las Cruces great again was a painting stolen from the University
While in Las Cruces filming a faith- of Arizona Museum. An antique dealer
based movie, “Walking with Herb,” come- found the painting, which reportedly is
dian/actor George Lopez got into a physi-
cal altercation with an apparent President
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Page 20 El Paso Scene January 2019
Geckos trigger of a shotgun lying on the seat. The of cowboy boots, hat, guitar…. and tighty of Public Safety employee. She allegedly
gun fired and hit the driver in the back. whities. copied and pasted the results in at least 22
Cont’d from Page 20 cases instead of actually conducting a test.
now worth $160 million. The couple Look right before you light
An El Paso man was arrested after
Adding insulin to insult
apparently helped a family member steal
the painting 31 years ago. allegedly trying to light a meth pipe while A 2018 report from the personal finance
sitting in the front seat of his car. It was site Wallethub.com no longer listed El
Let’s rename it William Billion while he was parked at a red light next to Paso as the fattest among the 100 most
two uniformed officers in a police car. populated cities in the nation, although the
A federal audit found the new William report now shows El Paso to be the “Most
Beaumont Army Medical Center complex Diabetic” city in the country.
at Fort Bliss nearly three years behind Complimentary ‘tortilla crisps’?
schedule, with 789 construction change The northern England town of Newcastle
upon Tyne opened a restaurant named “El
The bite marks were straight
requests including 132 cancelled requests,
upping the budget to more than $1 billion. Paso Bar & Grille” serving “Latin An El Paso dentist was arrested for
Construction began in 2013 with an origi- American” dishes such as guacamole made assault at his office on a Monday after he
nal cost estimated at $812.8 million, with a with peas, green “chilli,” passion fruit-fla- got into fight over the weekend and bit a
man on the arm.
Hopefully, extra virgin olive oil
plan to begin use in 2017. It’s now esti- The Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces vored churros and tacos garnished with a
mated to be finished in 2019 and ready to investigate a statue of the Virgin Mary in flower.
be occupied in 2020. Hobbs that appeared to be crying. It was
He obviously wasn’t a Slytherin
A burglary suspect was charged with ani-
discovered her tears were made of olive
Black Hawk letdown
mal cruelty when he broke into a home
Blasphemy against the Holy Spit oil. While conducting a training mission, a
and stabbed to death the occupants’ pet
When police answered the call of a man box of ammunition accidentally fell from a
snake.
at a Whataburger on Dyer banging on car Firefighters under fire Fort Bliss Black Hawk helicopter through
windows and assaulting customers, a “Live the roof of a Parkland Elementary class-
The practice of hazing among local fire-
room, causing a power outage in one por-
The service was “the pits”
PD” video crew riding with the officers fighters was brought to light when one Mexican porn star, singer and television
found the suspect, wearing only shorts, tion of a school and leaving a hole in the
young firefighter went to a local newspa- star Sabrina Sabrok alleged that a high-end
behind the grill in the kitchen with a spatu- roof. No one was injured.
per to explain one hazing ritual that Juarez hotel restaurant refused her and her
la in his hand. The suspect wrestled in the involved spray painting a fireman’s geni- husband access because of the tattoos cov-
car, refused to give his name to the officers tals, hoisting him up, and parading him
Dump truck diving ering their arms. The restaurant owner said
and told them he was “God” before spit- around the station. An unmanned dump truck caused a they were restricted from the buffet
ting at them. He finally was tased. chain-reaction crash involving six vehicles because the sleeveless shirt her husband
Not exactly Burck naked on Loop 375, after its driver lost control of was wearing showed his underarm hair.
Paws before you shoot the truck and jumped from the still-moving
Robert Burck paid a visit to Juarez at the
A Las Cruces man was hospitalized but vehicle.
beginning of the year to help secure the 22nd time’s the charm
expected to make a full recovery from seri- American citizenship of his wife, who is During a car chase resulting from a traf-
ous injuries that happened during a hunting from Mexico. Burck, who is known in That is bloody wrong fic violation, one Socorro police officer
trip, when he was accidentally shot … by New York’s Times Square, as the Naked Lawyers claimed the blood test results of fired at the car he was chasing 21 times,
his 120-pound Rottweiler “Charlie.” The Cowboy, spent some time entertaining nearly two dozen drunk-driving cases in El including shooting from inside and outside
owner said the dog was in the back seat Juárez residents in his work attire — a pair Paso were falsified by a Texas Department the vehicle. There were no injuries.
and slipped after putting his paw on the

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Christmas Tree Recycling — The City of White Sands National Monument — 15
El Paso Environmental Services’ Citizen miles southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S.
Collections Sites will accept Christmas trees 70. Visitor Center hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
through mid-January. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 Park hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last entrance is
p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Trees must be one hour before closing. As of Jan. 1, entrance
free of decorative items. Information: 311 or fees are $20 per vehicle; $10 per person and
elpasotexas.gov/environmental-services. $15 per motorcycles. Information: (575) 479-
• Westside/Upper Valley, 121 Atlantic Transmountain Community Cleanup Invertebrate Biology, Archeology, Desert 6124, ext. 236 or (575) 679-2599, ext. 232;
• Central, 2492 Harrison — Franklin Mountain Wilderness Coalition, Ecology, Botany, Ornithology, Aquatics and nps.gov/whsa or on Facebook.
• Northeast, 4501 Hondo Pass (off Stahala) Celebration of our Mountains and G128 Texas Herpetology. Six Saturday field trips to area Ranger-guided Lake Lucero Tour is 10 a.m.
• Eastside, 1034 Pendale, 3510 Confederate Cares hosts a community cleanup along parks for hands-on training also planned. Saturday, Dec. 29 and Jan. 26. Check website
Transmountain Drive 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Application deadline is Feb. 1. Cost: $125 or call for details; reservations required, avail-
El Paso Zoo — 4001 E. Paisano. Entrance Jan. 19, meeting at Smuggler’s Pass at Franklin (includes all materials). Information, applica- able one month prior to tour.
hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission Mountains State Park. Information booths fea- tions: 771-2354 or elp.tamu.edu.
is $12 for ages 13 to 59; $9 for ages 60 and tured at event. Information: Facebook at Carlsbad Caverns National Park — The
older and active duty military (including spouse) Franklin Mountains State Park — Most park is about 160 miles east of El Paso, off the
Franklin Mountains Wilderness Coalition.
with ID; $7.50 ages 3 to 12; and free for ages 2 hiking and mountain-biking trails begin in the Carlsbad Highway (U.S. 62-180). Information:
and under. Zoo members admitted free. El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society Tom Mays area, off Transmountain Drive on (575) 785-2232 or nps.gov/cave.
Closed Jan. 1. Information: 212-0966, elpaso- — The society’s general meeting is 7 p.m. the west side of the park (east of I-10). Visitor Center winter hours are 8 a.m. to 5
zoo.org, or on Facebook at ElPasoZoo. Monday, Jan. 21, at UTEP’s Centennial Entry fee is $5 per person, free for age 12 and p.m. daily; tours available 8:30 a.m. to 3:30
Museum, 500 W. University, featuring El Paso under (with family). Correct cash or check p.m. Last entry into cave via natural entrance is
Wyler Tramway Hikes — Hikes are free. native Joe Fitzgibbon’s look at the California only. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 2 p.m. with last entry into cave via elevator
Information: 562-9899. Meet at Thousand Condor in New Mexico. Fitzgibbon currently Information: 566-6441 or on Facebook at 3:30 p.m. Cost is $10 (free or ages 15 and
Steps Trail on N. Stanton and carpool to resides in Los Alamos. Information: Scott, 581- FranklinMountainsSP. younger). The park’s audio self-guided tour is
Tramway. 2 1/2 mile strenuous hike. Most 6071 or trans-pecos-audubon.com. • Junior Ranger Day is 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4. $3 extra (also available in Spanish).
hikes are up Ranger Peak through Directisimo This year’s Christmas Bird Count is Tuesday, Participants learn about animals in the desert,
trail and returning down Thousand Steps trail. Jan. 1. Information: Jim Paton, 585-2628 or how to be safe in the park and go for a short Guadalupe Mountains National Park
• First Day Hike is 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1. jnpaton@att.net. and easy hike. — 110 miles east of El Paso on the way to
• A Women’s Hike is 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, A Rio Bosque Wetlands trip is 7 a.m. • Geocaching 101 is 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, Carlsbad, the 86,416-acre park includes the
up and down Thousand Steps Trail Saturday, Jan. 12, meeting at Office Depot to learn about these “modern-day treasure highest point in Texas: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749
• The Last Sunday is 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. parking lot in Bassett Place to carpool. hunts.” All materials provided;. RSVP at feet. Entry fee: $5 for ages 16 and older, good
Meet at Wyler Tramway at end of McKinley. Nonmembers welcome. Information: 637-3521 Diana.Moy@tpwd.texas.gov. for one week and all trails. Pine Springs Visitor
or trans-pecos-audubon.com. Guided hikes and bike rides are $8 per person Center hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
DinoTracks Tour — Insights Science Camping is $8 per site per night. Information:
($3 with pass; $1 children 12 and under); price
Center host its monthly DinoTracks tour 1 to Sierra Club — The El Paso Group of the includes entry. Dogs welcome on leash on (915) 828-3251 or nps.gov.
3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at Mt. Cristo Rey in Sierra Club meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday some hikes. Reservations required: 566-6441 (8
Sunland Park, open to the general public. Cost: of the month at the UTEP Centennial Museum. New Mexico State Parks — Day-use fee
a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday).
$15 per person; available at eventbrite. Information: elpasosierraclub.org. is $5. All programs are free with park entrance,
• First Day Hike is 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, up
Information: 534-0000 or insightselpaso.org. The Jan. 22 program is “Water 4 Energy,” unless otherwise listed. Information: (575) 744-
Munday’s Gap. Moderate Hike, 3.5 miles.
Next month’s hike is 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3. Robert Rohbaugh, EPCC Geology Instructor, 5998 or nmparks.com.
• Peak Fitness Hike is 7 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5,
on how much water is required by various • Leasburg Dam — Radium Springs, two miles
Fort Bliss Outdoor Recreation — to Ron Coleman Trail. Strenuous Hike, 3.8
off I-25 at Exit 19. Day use hours are 8 a.m. to
Registration required at the Soldier Activity methods to produce electric power. miles. Meet at Smuggler’s Pass parking lot.
6 p.m. Information: (575) 524–4068.
Center, 20732 Constitution, for DoD ID card- Texas Master Naturalist program — • Upper Sunset Hike is 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan.
• First Day Hike is 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday,
holders. Information: 744-1532 or Texas Master Naturalist Trans-Pecos Chapter 6. Moderate hike, 2.5 miles.
Jan. 1,of the Buffalo Soldier, Upper and Lower
bliss.armymwr.com. will host a training course 6 to 9 p.m. • Stroll in the Park mid-week hike is
Mogollon Trails.
A Beginner’s Bouldering Trip to Hueco Tanks Thursdays, Feb. 7-June 6, at Texas A&M Wednesday, Jan. 9, on Agave Trail in the Tom
• Ranger led hikes of the Camp Robledo
is Saturday, Jan. 12. Cost: $20; $30 for civilians Agrilife Extension Service Ascarate Annex, 301 Mays Unit. Moderate, 1.5 miles. Call for time.
restoration area are 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
(includes park fee, rock shoes and bouldering Manny Martinez, 2nd floor • A Women’s Hike to Lower Sunset Shortcut
Saturday, Jan. 5 and 19.
pads). Course topics include: Land Ethics, Geology, #1 is 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. Moderate
• A hike to Buffalo Soldier, and Upper and
hike, 3-mile loop.
Lower Mogollon Trails is 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
• Prospect Mine Tour hikes are 9 and 11 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 12, to learn about African-
Sunday, Jan. 20, at the West Cottonwood
American history of the area.
Springs trailhead. Easy hike.
• Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. 5000 Calle
Rio Bosque Wetlands Park — UTEP’s del Norte in Mesilla. Information: (575) 523-
Center for Environmental Resource 4398. Audubon Bird Walks are 7:15 a.m.
Management offers free guided walking tours Saturdays, led by park volunteers. Ranger-led
and other activities at Rio Bosque Wetlands Nature Hikes are 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Fitness in
Park, 10176 Socorro Rd. in El Paso’s Mission Nature walks with the Second Chance Walker
Valley. Tours last about two hours. Program are 8:30 a.m. every Saturday begin-
Information: 747-8663 or riobosque.org. ning at the Visitor Center.
• Birding tour is 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. • Percha Dam State Park and Caballo Lake
• Introductory tour is 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20. State Park, 60 miles north of Las Cruces on
Meeting place is a bridge crossing Riverside Interstate 25. Information: (575) 743-3942 or
Canal. Take Americas Ave. (Loop 375) to Pan (575) 527-8386.
American Drive, turn left and travel 1.5 miles. National Bird Day Tour is 8 to 9 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 5, meeting at the Visitor Center.
Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso World Wetlands Day presentation is 11 a.m.
Desert Botanical Garden — 4200 to noon Saturday, Feb. 2.
Doniphan (across from Frontera). Hours are 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Friday, and Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed Park — 1504 Miehls Drive N., Carlsbad, N.M.
Tuesdays. Admission: $2 (free for members); Admission: $5 ($3 ages 7-12; free for 6 and
$1 children. Information: 584-0563, keystone- under). Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (last entry
heritagepark.com. at 3:30 p.m.). Information: (575) 887-5516 or
livingdesertnm.org.
Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic
Site — Ranch Road 2775 off U.S. 62/180 Gila Cliff Dwellings National
(Montana Ave.). Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monument — 44 miles north of Silver City
Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on NM Highway 15. Entrance fee: $10 (annual
Friday through Sunday. Admission: $7 (free for park pass is $45). Information: (575) 536-9461
children 12 and younger). Admission including or nps.gov/gicl. The trail to the cliff dwellings is
tours or hikes is $9; $2 ages 5-12. Information: open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. year round.
857-1135 or texasstateparks.gov. Everyone must be off the trail by 5 p.m. Visitor
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Centennial Museum — University at (575) 522-4100 or
Wiggins, UTEP. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 Monday nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.
through Saturday. Admission is free. The 14th annual Antique Treasures show is 9
Information: 747-6667 or museum.utep.edu. a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Showing through April 13: “Rations, Rights Sunday, Jan. 26-27, with venues, appraisals,
and Rivets: Experiencing World War II in El silent auction and more.
Paso.” The war impacted UTEP in various Showing Jan. 18-Dec. 2 in the North
ways, with more women enrolled as students a Tale of the 22nd Century” by Jane Webb Las Cruces Railroad Museum — The Corridor: “Grist for the Mill.” People have used
and the research efforts to help the war effort. (1827). Tea and pastries provided. museum is in the Santa Fe train depot, 351 N. gristmills to grind grain (grist) for thousands of
Showing through April 27: “Where The Mesilla (at Las Cruces avenue west of the years, and at one time there were hundreds of
World met the Border: El Paso’s First Ward.”
National Border Patrol Museum and gristmills in New Mexico.
Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30
The story of El Paso’s first neighborhood: a
Memorial Library — 4315 Transmountain Showing through March 31 in the Arts
p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30
Drive. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Corridor: “Around the Farm & Ranch:
fronterizo commercial center where immi- p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First
Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday and major Watercolors by Penny Thomas Simpson,” with
grants from all over the world made their Friday Ramble. Museum closed Jan. 1.
holidays. Admission is free. Information: 759- 33 paintings of life around the farm and ranch.
homes, where newcomers intermarried into Admission is free. Information: (575) 528-3444
6060 or borderpatrolmuseum.com. Showing through March 9: “Dressed for the
powerful families and where working-class peo- or museums.las-cruces.org.
ple built railroads and industries. San Elizario Veterans Museum and Family Game Day is 10 a.m. to noon the Occasion,” featuring women’s clothing from the
Memorial Walk — 1501-B Main Street in Second Saturday of each month. Rail Readers pioneer days of the 1870s to the Depression
El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Era of the 1930s.
San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Book Club meets at 11 a.m. the third
Center — 715 N. Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m. Showing through Sept. 13: “Drawn to the
Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday of the month.
to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Land: Peter Hurd’s New Mexico.” Renowned
Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission Brown Bag Lectures series is noon, Tuesday,
Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. 20th-century artist Peter Hurd (1904-1984)
is free. Information: Ann Lara, 345-3741 or Ray Jan. 8. Andy Hume presents “Las Cruces
Information: 351-0048 or elpasoholocaustmu- was known for his realistic portraits and lumi-
Borrego, 383-8529. International Airport: Local Aviation’s Past,
seum.org. Showing through Jan 31: “Unity: El nous southwestern landscapes that featured
Present, and Future.”
Paso Youth Exhibit” featuring art, writing video Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305 sparse vegetation, rolling hills, windmills, water
and multi-media presentations from students of Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road. The center fea- NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum tanks and ever-changing skies.
all ages. tures a museum on the Tigua tribe. Hours are — 4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. The 47- Michael Hurd will tell anecdotal stories about
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. acre museum chronicles the 3,000-year history
El Paso Museum of Archaeology — his father in “The Life and Art of Peter Hurd”
Admission is free. Information: 859-7700, ysle- of agriculture and rural life in New Mexico. at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10. Peter Hurd exhibit
4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso
tadelsurpueblo.org. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through opens at 6:30 p.m. for a reception.
(west of U.S. 54). Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 Craft for Kids are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays;
Tuesday through Saturday. Tours are 10:30 to War Eagles Air Museum — 8012 Airport
for adults, $4 seniors 60 and older; $3 children free with museum admission.
2 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays, Mondays and Road, Doña Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa.
age 4-17; free for museum members, veterans • Jan. 5: New Year resolution wishing wand
city holidays. Admission is free. Information: Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
and children age 3 and under. Information: • Jan. 12: Farm animal piggy banks
755-4332 or elpasotexas.gov/arch_museum/. Sunday. Admission: $5; $4 senior citizens and
military; free for children under 12.
El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts
Information: (575) 589-2000 or war-eagles-air-
Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. For exhibit
museum.com.
information, see “Southwest Art Scene.”
El Paso Museum of History — 510 N.
Santa Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
Las Cruces area
through Saturday (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), and Branigan Cultural Center — Branigan
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays and Building, 501 N. Main, (Downtown Mall) Las
city holidays. Museum admission is free. Cruces. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Information: 212-0320, elpasotexas.gov/history Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
or on Facebook. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First
Sunset Yoga for all ages and skill levels is 6 to Friday Ramble. Information: (575) 541-2154,
7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3 and Feb. 7. Sign up at las-cruces.org/museums or on Facebook.
freetheyoga.com/elpaso. Showing through Jan. 5: “World War I” fea-
turing the collection of William Alford.
Los Portales Museum and Visitor
Showing through Jan. 19: “Four
Center — 1521 San Elizario Road, across
Generations, Four Languages,” featuring
from the San Elizario church. Hours are 10 a.m.
Mexican artists of different generations.
to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4
Showing through Feb. 2: “Passing Through,”
p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information:
paintings by artist Jimin Lee on the themes of
851-1682.
mobility, displacement and labor.
Magoffin Home State Historic Site — Showing through Feb. 16: “Lightning Field,”
1120 Magoffin. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. digital imagery by Ken Morgan.
Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Culture Club arts and crafts events are 10
Sunday. Visitors can begin their tour at the a.m. to noon Saturdays.
Visitor Center across the street (1117 Magoffin, Geography Club meets 10 a.m. to noon
a restored 1901 home); closed Sunday. Tours Saturdays to learn about the U.S. through arts
on the hour; last tour at 4 p.m. Spanish lan- and crafts. January will focus on Chaco Canyon,
guage tours offered Thursday through Saturday; located between Farmington and Albuquerque.
call for availability. Cost: $7 ($6 seniors 65 and Explore New Mexico trips for grades 6-8
older; $4 ages 6-18; free ages 5 and younger). depart at 8 a.m. every other Saturday.
Family and group rates available. Admission is Registration is free; deadline to register is the
free to Visitor Center. Information: 533-5147, Wednesday before departure.
visitmagoffinhome.com or Facebook.
• Irish Potato Soup and Cheese Straws
Las Cruces Museum of Nature and
Cooking Classes is 10 a.m. (family-friendly) and
Science — 411 N. Main in the Las Cruces
Downtown Mall. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30
1 p.m. (for adults), Saturday, Jan. 5. $5. Call to
p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30
reserve a spot.
p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First
• Yoga is 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 and 26.
Friday Ramble. Information: (575) 522-3120 or
Free.
las-cruces.org/museums.
• A free Braintrust Bag Lunch mini-lecture is
Free “Dino Days” programs for all ages are 10
noon Wednesday, Jan. 9. Machelle Wood will
to 11 a.m. Jan. 2-4. Programs include:
discuss the “Freemasonry in El Paso.”
• Wednesday, Jan. 2: Examine and learn to
• “Make-a-Thing” arts and crafts are 10 a.m.
identify trace fossils .
the third Thursday of each month. The Jan. 17
• Thursday, Jan. 3: Carnivores and herbivores
project is Finger Knitting. Cost: $10.
from the Triassic through the Cretaceous.
• Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club is 2 p.m.
• Friday, Jan. 4: Practice paleontology with a
Saturday, Jan. 19, to discuss “The Mummy: Or
Dino ID game and simulated excavation.

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Museum Sacramento Mountains Historical
Cont’d from Page 23
Also Museum — 1000 U.S. 82, across from the
Chamber of Commerce in Cloudcroft, N.M.
Hubbard Museum of the American Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
• Jan. 19: Gristmill stone and scavenger hunt West — 841 U.S. Hwy 70 West, next to Admission: $5 ($3 ages 6 to 12); $1 military dis-
• Jan. 26: Puzzles. Ruidoso Downs (N.M.) Race Track. Hours are
count with valid ID. Information: (575) 682-
A Basic Spinning Workshop is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday.
2932 or cloudcroftmuseum.com.
Saturday, Jan. 12. Cost: $20, space is limited. Admission: $7 ($5 for seniors, military; $2 chil-
Information: luannr.kilday@state.nm.us. dren 6-16; free for children 5 and younger. Silver City Museum — 312 W. Broadway,
Acid Dye Demonstration and Wool Dyeing Information: (575) 378-4142, hubbardmuse- Silver City. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
class is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. um.org or on Facebook. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $5; class size limited. Information: luan- Saturday and Sunday. Open until 7 p.m. the
nr.kilday@state.nm.us. New Mexico Museum of Space first Friday of the month. Admission: $5.
History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. Information: (575) 538-5921, silvercitymuse-
NMSU Art Gallery — D.W. Williams Art
Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $6 um.org, or on Facebook.
Center, 1390 E. University Ave, NMSU. Hours
($5 for seniors and military, $4 ages 4-12, chil- Showing through Jan. 13: “Allan Houser:
are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
dren 3 and younger free). Information: (877) Renowned 20th Century Warm Springs
Saturday. Admission is free. Designated gallery
333-6589, (575) 437-2840 or nmspacemuse- Chiricahua Apache Artist.”
parking free on weekends and after 5 p.m. on
um.org.
weekdays. Gallery closed through Jan. 2.
A free telescope workshop is 10 a.m. to noon
Toy Train Depot — Alameda Park, 1991
Information: (575) 646-2545 or uag.nmsu.edu. N. White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo. An actual
Saturday, Dec. 29. Bring a telescope.
Extended through Jan. 12 is “Superbloom,” train depot built in 1898, the building now
The Launch Pad Lecture Series is 9 to 11 a.m.
by NYC-based artist Eric LoPresti. houses a gift shop and model shop, with more
the first Friday of each month. The Jan. 4 lec-
Showing Jan. 31-March 2: “Light Tricks,” than 1,200 feet of model railroad track and
ture is “Luna Incognita: The Moon Before
new installation, sculpture, drawing, and inter- hundreds of model and toy trains on display.
Apollo,” by Museum Outreach Coordinator
active video by Julie Alpert and Andy Arkley. Hours are noon to 4:40 p.m. Wednesday
Tony Gondola. Admission is free; coffee and
Each artist utilizes various forms of light and through Sunday. Admission: $4. Information:
donuts provided.
shadow (projected, reflected, and emitted) to (575) 437-2855.
draw attention to their invented visual language
of signs and symbols abstracted from childhood
memories. Opening reception is 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 31.
NMSU Museum — Kent Hall, University at
Solano, Las Cruces. Hours are noon to 4 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday. Admission is free. ‘John Wesley Hardin: Outlaw or 4301 Transmountain. Bryon Schroeder, an
Information: (575) 646-5161 or Champion?’ — Curtis and Lidia Flynn and archaeologist at the Center for Big Bend
nmsu.edu/museum/. Patricia Kiddney will assume the role of histori- Studies of Sul Ross State University, will discuss
Showing through Spring 2019 is ”Live Long & cal characters in a presentation of first-hand “Maize, Baskets, and Atlatls, the Radiocarbon
Prosper: Sci-Fi Images in Contemporary accounts of the notorious John Wesley Hardin, Record from Spirit Eye Cave in West Texas.”
Indigenous Art,” with more than 40 works of his wife Callie. and his love interest Beulah Admission is free; the public is invited. Seating
art by contemporary indigenous artists. M’Rose in a presentation at 2 p.m. Saturday, is limited. Information: 449-9075 or epas.com.
Jan. 19, in the Thomas Branigan Memorial The current interest of research has been on
Library’s Roadrunner Room, 200 E. Picacho, the duration of maize use on the Big Bend of
Las Cruces. Devoted to a life of gambling and the Rio Grande and the extent and spread of
guns, the notorious John Wesley Hardin spent perishable industries across the Southwest and
much of his time outside the law. Information: Trans-Pecos regions.
(575) 528-4005 or library.reference@las-
Fort Bayard Tours — Fort Bayard Historic
cruces.org.
Preservation Society host walking tours of the
Southwest Chapter of Railway & historic fort beginning at each Saturday in
Locomotive Historical Society — The January at Fort Bayard National Historic
society meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Landmark, six miles east of Silver City, N.M.
El Sarape Restaurant, 5103 Montana. Program off U.S. 180. Tour begins at Commanding
is “Life and Times of a Female Railroad Officer’s Quarter and museum (House 26).
Engineer on the Union Pacific” presented by Museum hours are 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. each
Yvette Lerma. Visitors welcome. Information: Saturday. Tour takes about 90 minutes; call for
760-5775. time. Admission is free, but donations appreci-
ated. Information, group tours: (575) 956-3294
El Paso Genealogy Society — The socie- or (575) 574-8779, (970) 222-2433, or (575)
ty meets at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at St. 574-2573.
Paul’s Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere. Fort Bayard served as an army post from
Program is ”Researching your Mexican 1866 to 1899 and army tuberculosis hospital
Ancestors” presented by Doroteo Franco. from 1899 to 1920.
Visitors welcome. Information: 591-2326. Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society will
Harvey Girls of El Paso — The Harvey host its annual Membership Dinner 6:60 p.m.
Girls of El Paso Texas meet at 2 p.m. Monday, Saturday, Jan. 19, at Cross Point Church on
Jan. 14, at Union Depot Passenger Station, Hwy. 180 East in Silver City. Guest speaker is
700 San Francisco. Program is “History of author and professor Dr. Richard Meltzer.
Railroad Police Protecting Passengers and Doors open at 6 p.m. with a Mexican Buffet
Freight” presented by Woody Bare. Visitors served; dinner reservation is $20. Reservations:
welcome. Admission is free. Information: 591- (575) 574-2573 or (575) 956-3294.
2326. Meltzer was recently been honored by the
Latino Literacy Now for his latest publication
El Paso Corral of the Westerners — “Captain Maximillano Luna - A New Mexico
The monthly dinner program is 6 p.m. Friday, Rough Rider.”
Jan. 18, at Holiday Inn El Paso-West 900
Sunland Park Drive at I-10. Program is “Camp Lost El Paso Paranormal Tours — The
Cody in Deming, N.M.” by Jim Eckles. Cost: group specializes in original historical El Paso
$20. Visitors welcome, but RSVP needed by ghost tours. Tours listed are hosted by “Weird
Jan. 14: 759-9538. Texas” author Heather Shade or other cos-
El Paso Archaeological Society — The tumed guides. Space is limited for many events.
society’s monthly meeting is 2 p.m. Saturday, Information: 503-8960, lostelpasoparanor-
Jan. 19, at El Paso Museum of Archaeology, mal@gmail.com, lostelpaso.com or on
Facebook. Tickets at squareup.com.

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A tale of two Ninas
have another side which they dabble in as all the art on exhibit was sold.”
a change of pace.” She emphasizes that traditionally she is a
As one step on her journey to gain landscapist, but she recently did some fig-

Nina Titovets
national recognition, she applied to and urative paintings for a fall exhibition at the
was accepted in 2010 as an associate El Paso Women’s’ Club which she titled,
member of Women Artists of the West. “Tapestry,”
After accompanying her parents, “That was quite an honor because it is one “The subject was the evolution of what
renowned El Paso artists Aleksander and of the oldest women’s art associations in impressed me about my mother. It all
Lyuba Titovets, on their many foreign and the U.S. I have been a very diligent mem- began when I started looking at a series of
U.S. journeys throughout her childhood, ber since then. I guess the hard work paid old photographs. My mom and dad met at
22-year-old Nina Titovets is now drawing off because I was recently elevated to the the former Hilton hotel. She was a switch-
from that wellspring of experience to cre- status of a Signature Member. For several board operator, and he was a bellhop. It
ate her own artistic outlet in photography. years, I had thought about applying for was here they met and later married.
“I think being able to go somewhere and that status, but I kept telling myself I was- Based on photographs of her during this
see new faces and new architecture and n’t quite ready. Finally, however, I told period, I did about eight or nine new paint-
how people interact with their locations myself I would never be there if I didn’t ings, but I needed 12 pieces so I used some
has truly been an inspiration. At first my try so it was just time to make an applica- of hers, including the first one she did in
photography was just a way to keep the tion.” 1949 and the last one she painted before
memories, but from there my interest got “Being a Signature Member is an accom- succumbing to Alzheimer’s. Eventually I
deeper, and I began to look at the people I sidered a star. However, her goal is to keep plishment granted to you by the Board of will also pick up with my dad. One of my
saw and imagine their stories. Rather than ascending and reach the ranks of nationally Directors. You have to present a portfolio ongoing projects is to continue to do paint
individual images, I try my best to think of known artists. of your work, an artist’s statement and a the connection with family and friends.”
a series of photos as one cohesive thing Art has been an integral part of Walker’s resume of your past work. You also have Walker added, “In order to create my
that becomes a group project, often blend- life for as long as she can remember. to tell them what you are looking for from own special identity, I am in the process of
ing both portraits and architecture.” Although she spent several years in the the organization and what you can do to rebranding myself as the “Trailside
While currently finishing her schooling at UTEP art department, her mother, Dessey help it. One of the major missions of Impressionist.” Whenever I travel with my
UTEP with a double major in marketing Lee Cobb, was her most inspiring mentor. Women Artists of the West is not only to husband, I take some photos and also do
and multi-media journalism, Nina also has “Mom hated her first name so people promote the organization but also women some sketches and plein air painting. Some
begun a side career as a photographer, always knew her as Lee Cobb, and that in general. Even though women artists of my settings even come from the view I
gradually building a diverse oeuvre focus- was the way she signed her paintings. An have come a long way, when it comes to have from my balcony, which overlooks
ing on travel, portraiture, music venues accomplished artist in her own right, she recognition in the field of the fine arts, it is the city. At present my main goal is simply
and landscapes. was one of the major influences in my own still primarily a man’s world.” to share how I feel as an artist and what
“In the past, I’ve photographed all kinds artistic journey so out of respect for that Her most recent accomplishment was inspires me. If I am able to do that well,
of subjects, and even experimented with and keeping connection with my mom, I being juried into a prestigious national success will follow.”
non-flash photography and using tradition- choose to sign my work Nina Cobb exhibition, the “Tall Grass Rendezvous” in
al film as opposed to a digital camera. At Walker. Tulsa, Okla. “The show was held in the Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer
first one of my philosophies was to say “I didn’t really start drawing until I was Price Tower, which is an amazing building specializing in the visual arts.
‘yes’ to any kind of an assignment. 25 years old but then I finally realized that designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Currently, however, I am trying to narrow was something I love to do. Mom sat Showing there was an amazing experience
it down and find out what is my primary down with me every chance she had and as the show was well attended and nearly
interest. Right now, street photography is gave me drawing lessons. Because this
my favorite, and I am also big on nature.” was the period when abstract art was the
Although almost all photography is now big thing, I didn’t complete my degree at
digital, Nina notes that it has been interest- UTEP.
ing working with the old-fashioned film “Living in the same neighborhood, anoth-
cameras. “Even though you don’t have the er El Paso artist, Barbara Brown, and my
instant gratification of seeing how your mom became best friends. Mom and I took
images come out, it is still fun. I think the a lot of workshops from Barbara so this is
nice thing with film is that it kind of limits where I really learned the basics of being a
you and makes you really scope out the painter. As I developed confidence in my
scene and focus on the details before you work, mother and I used to have exhibi-
shoot. I use a Canon 5G for digital and for tions together. She lived at the Heritage
film a Minolta and even disposable cam- Green condos so we would set up our
eras. Right now I send it out to Los work in their rec room, and people showed
Angeles for processing, but I would love up and bought art. I have also been a long
to learn how to develop and print the pho- time member of the El Paso Art
tos myself. Association, and continue to enter as many
“While I’m not totally against using the of their exhibitions as possible.
computer to enhance some of my shots for “For me, art has always been there so I
Photo by Scruton
the most part I try to stay as pure as possi- just keep evolving and trying to improve.
ble. I’m a bit of a perfectionist so if some- It was when I started taking lessons from
thing needs a tiny bit more contrast or I
need to brighten some things to create the
Aleksander (Sasha) Titovets that I really
began to get serious about my art. He was
Surreal Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden
mood I want, I might use the computer to very supportive and pushed me to show Trip Advisor comments:
do that. Otherwise, what I saw is what I my art in shows such as Christmas Fair,
print.” Las Artistas, and I traveled to out-of-town Ho Baron's imagination is fertile and joyous … his
Nina approaches each shoot and location exhibitions in Santa Fe, Albuquerque,
with a feeling of youthful freedom and a Colorado – and the Texas Masters in
pieces take your mind on a trip … offbeat, strange
fresh new look on the world. Because she Kerrville. My goal was trying to get juried and fantastical stuff … one of the coolest, most unusual
is a master of telling stories through her into as many art shows as possible.”
work, her photos touch viewers in a Walker is best known for work in the
art destinations we've visited all year … more
refreshing way that is unique to each indi- field of Classical Impressionism. “Much of magnificent than I imagined … great artist in El Paso.
vidual. For Nina, attaining the coveted my painting style comes from studying
“star” label is only a matter of time. with Sasha who was trained in the Russian 2830 Aurora @ Piedras in Central El Paso
School which goes back to the French, but

Nina Cobb Walker
I think my art is evolving and I am defi- Gallery open Saturdays noon-5 pm or by appointment
nitely developing my own voice. My tech- 915-562-7820 or h.baron@att.net
nique still impressionistic but I think I am
As a familiar face on the El Paso art using less impasto. However, I have also
www.hobaron.com
scene, Nina Walker could already be con- tried my hand at abstract. Most artists do Sculpture Garden visible from Piedras at all hours
January 2019 El Paso Scene Page 25
Agave Rosa Gallery — The gallery and stu- the historic Turney Home. Hours are 10 a.m.
dio of Manuel Piña is at 905 Noble (next to the to 5 p.m. Wednesday Thursday and Friday, 1 to
International Museum of Art). Hours are noon 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free guided tours
to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 3 available on a walk-in basis. Admission is free.
p.m. Saturday. Information: 533-8011. Information: 543-6747, internationalmuseumo-
fart.net or on Facebook.
Ballroom Marfa — 108 E. San Antonio
Street in Marfa. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. La Galeria de la Misíon de Senecú —
Thursday through Sunday. Information: (432) The Ysleta Independent School District’s gallery
dynamics of the El Paso and Juárez border, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, or
729-3700, ballroommarfa.org or Facebook. is at 8455 Alameda. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
with themes such as Border, Time, Desert, El by appointment. Information: 777-5237 or
Showing through Feb. 18: ”The Way You Monday through Friday. Admission is free.
Bordo, Spanglish, Cruzando el Charco and robertdozalartwork.weebly.com.
Make Me Feel: Artists’ Film International Information: 434-9703, 434-9711, or on
Interuniverso. Dozal’s portraits and landscapes range from
2018,” featuring work by Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Facebook at YISDFineArts.
very realistic to expressionistic in style. He spe-
including “First Person Shooter,” complement- Chinati Foundation — Marfa, Texas. cializes in oil, watercolor and acrylics.
The 21st annual Virgen de Guadalupe juried
ed by newly commissioned sculptural work, Created by artist Donald Judd, the Chinati art award exhibit runs through Jan. 14.
paintings, and video. Foundation houses one of the world’s largest El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts Pastel Society of El Paso — The society’s
collections of permanently installed contempo- Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9
Bert Saldana Art Gallery — The gallery next meeting is 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at
rary art. Grounds close at 5 p.m. Admission is a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and
featuring Southwestern Art is at 1501 Main the International Museum of Art, 1211
$10 ($5 for students, seniors). Full tour is $25 Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to
Street in the San Elizario Arts District. Hours Montana. El Paso artist Krystyna Robbins will
($10 students). Information: (432) 729-4362 or 9 p.m. Thursday. Closed Mondays and holidays.
are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through lead timed “quick sketches” of people that can
chinati.org. Admission is free unless noted otherwise.
Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to be turned into pastel sketches. The program is
Information: 212-0300 or epma.art.
4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 479-2926 or bert- Crossland Gallery — The El Paso Art Showing through Jan. 20: “After Posada:
free and open to the public. Membership is
saldana.com. Association’s gallery is at 500 W. Paisano (in the $35. Information: 490-3978.
Revolution,” works by Mexican printmaker José
Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are 11 a.m. to 4
Celebration of Our Mountains Art Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913). The exhibition, Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for
p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Exhibit — The 18th annual exhibit is on dis- drawn from the collection of Lineaus Hooper the Visual Arts — UTEP, off Dawson Drive
Saturdays. Admission is free. Information: 534-
play at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Lorette, recontextualizes Posada’s influential next to the Sun Bowl. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5
7377, office@elpasoartassociation.com,
Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, featuring art- work. p.m. Monday through Friday (open until 7 p.m.
CrosslandArtGallery.com, or on Facebook.
work depicting the region’s mountains by area Showing through Feb. 27: Jacob Lawrence’s Thursday) and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Showing Jan. 18-Feb. 22:
artists. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, or “Toussaint L’Ouverture Series: The Haitian Information: 747-6151, rubincenter.utep.edu or
“con.FIGURE.ation.five.2019” figure and por-
ardovinos.com. Revolution.” In 1937 Lawrence, a 20-year-old on Facebook at RubinCenter.
trait award show. Opening reception is 5:30 to
graduate of the American Artist School in New Showing Jan. 24-April 6:
Chamizal galleries — Chamizal National 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18.
York, began a group of tempera panels about • ‘Sections: New Cities, Future Ruins at the
Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Franklin G. Smith Entry deadline for artists is Jan. 9. See web-
the Haitian Revolution. His first series tells the Border,’ in the Rubin Gallery. The four-year
Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays site for prospectus.
story of Haiti’s struggle for independence from curatorial initiative invited artists, designers, and
through Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. week- Understanding Drawing class with Ron Fritsch
France through the life of Toussaint thinkers to re-imagine and engage the extreme
ends by request. Admission is free. Information: is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 26, Feb. 2
L’Ouverture (1742–1803), a slave turned revo- urbanism of America’s Western Sun Belt.
532-7273 or nps.gov/cham/. and Feb. 16. Cost: $150.
lutionary leader. • “Convergence: New Contemporary Painting
Showing through April 15: “BorDNAndo...
Dozal Art Gallery — The gallery of award- Showing through April 7: “Julie Speed: East from Thinkspace” in the L Gallery. A series of
‘Una mirada a la frontera a través del Arte’ (A of the Sun and West of the Moon.” The exhibi- paintings by emerging and established artists
winning artist Robert Dozal is at 1445 Main
look at the border through Art),” sculptures by tion features the Marfa artist’s production from associated with the New Contemporary Art
Street in the San Elizario Art District. Hours are
Majo (Mirna Ajo). The art focuses on the social the last five years. movement – a return to realism and represen-
Artist Anabel Najera, a recent UTEP art stu- tation in painting with an embrace of popular
dent and UTEP Associate Professor Vincent and counter-culture, with themes that range
Burke will discuss the inspiration behind her fig- from the fantastic to the mundane.
ural installation 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, • “A Piece of Our Mind: Posters By Joe
Jan. 17. Scorsone and Alice Drueding,” in the Project
Space. The exhibit showcases 47 posters of
Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and provocative and contemplative works about
Gift Shop — The gallery of impressionist hunger, the environment, immigration and
painter Alberto Escamilla is at 1445 Main Street
human rights. Scorsone and Drueding bring the
in San Elizario. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
power of visual literacy, irony and humor to
Wednesday through Saturday, and 12:30 to
these issues.
4:30 p.m. Sunday and by appointment.
Opening reception for all three exhibits it 5 to
Information: 851-0742 or 474-1800, or alber-
7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24.
toescamilla.com.
San Elizario Art District — Several gal-
Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon. leries and artist studios are located 1445 to
The gallery specializes in local and early El Paso
1501 Main Street near the San Elizario Plaza on
art. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
the Mission Trail. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday
Friday, or by appointment. Information: 533-
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
9090 or halmarcus.com.
noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 474-1800
Showing through Feb. 28: “Latina Arte,”
or 851-0093.
with works by Latina artists Teresa Fernandez,
Featured gallery artists include Albert
Carmen Navar, Romy Hawkins, Martha
Escamilla, Robert Dozal, Rob Mack, Palmira
Arzabala, Leticia Luevanos, Lillian Sandoval,
Lopez, Manuel Alvarado, Maria Branch, Bert
Erica Zamora and Isabel Olivares.
Saldaña, Joanna Franco, Melissa Himes, M.
ARTalk is 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31.
Concepcion, Robert Lichlyter, Amado Pena Jr.
Marcus’s home and studio, located across the
and Arturo Avalos.
street, are available for personal tours.
Ho Baron Sculpture Garden and Las Cruces/Mesilla
Studio – Baron’s surreal outdoor sculpture
garden at 2830 Aurora (at Piedras) is visible 10-10 Arts Hop — Doña Ana Arts Council
from the street, featuring several of his large- hosts “12 Hours of Art in Las Cruces” with
scale works. His indoor studio hours are noon events 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. the second Saturday
to 5 p.m. Saturdays, or by appointment. The of every month (Jan. 12). Participating galleries
indoor studio features his sculpture, drawings, are University Art Gallery, Cutter Gallery,
and art assemblages as well as access to a sec- DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, Rokoko Gallery,
ond private sculpture garden. Information: 915- Four Points Perspective and Art Obscura.
562-7820 or hobaron.com Hours vary per location. Information: (575)
523-6403. Schedule: daarts.org.
International Museum of Art — 1211
Montana. The museum is operated by the
International Association for the Visual Arts in
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Page 26 El Paso Scene January 2019
Art Scene Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery —
2470-A Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, across
Cont’d from Page 26
from the Fountain Theatre. Hours are 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. daily. Information: (575) 522-2933 or
Art Obscura Gallery — 3206 Harrelson in mesillavalleyfinearts.com.
Las Cruces (Mesilla Park area). Hours are 10
January’s featured artists are Roberta Widner
a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and
and Kurt Van Wagner. The state of New
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: (575)
Mexico and its people have been frequent sub-
494-7256, Artobscuragallery.com or on
jects for Widner’s varied media paintings. She
Facebook. Showing through Jan. 6: “In
has also gained inspiration from her travels in
Bloom,” works by Deret Robert in the Main
Europe. Wagner is an accomplished self-taught
Gallery, and “Eupepsia,” works by Shaunia
digital artist who transforms his personal pho-
Grant in the Tiny Gallery.
tographs into art.
ArtRageous — Doña Ana Arts Council Studio Art Classes — Las Cruces Museum
offers community art classes 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
of Art, 491 N Main, offers Spring 2019 art
selected Wednesdays at DAAC Arts & Cultural
classes for children, teens, and adults Jan. 22-
Center, in Bulletin Plaza, 1740 Calle de
March 9 (Session 1) and March 26-May 11
Mercado, Suite D. Classes include materials,
(Session 2). Registration is at the Museum of
light refreshments and a glass of wine. No
Nature and Science, 411 N. Main. Students
experience is necessary; all levels welcome.
must register in person 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wear old clothes or smock. Cost $30 per class
Tuesdays through Saturdays until classes are
(includes materials and light refreshments).
filled. Information: (575) 541-2137 or muse-
Class size limited. Registration: (575) 523-6403
ums.las-cruces.org.
or daarts.org.
• Jan. 9: Pour Painting with Barbara Tombaugh Gallery — First Unitarian
Armstrong. Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S.
• Jan. 16: Gold Metal Leaf with Linda Gendall Solano. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Jan. 23: Painting with oils with Jeri Wednesday through Saturday. Information:
Dosrochers (575) 522-7281, uuchurchlc.org or on
• Feb. 27: Painting De Grazia style with Sally Facebook at Tombaugh Gallery.
Quillin. Showing Jan. 11-26: Invitational exhibit fea-
turing works inspired by or reflecting the song
Colorful Trails Second Saturday Open “What’s That I Hear” by Phil Ochs.
Studios — Several Las Cruces artists will host Artist reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11,
open houses noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.
with music, wine, refreshments and presenta-
• Gypsy Sage Artists Marj Leininger, at 4118
tion of awards.
Calle Belleza (Sonoma Ranch). Watercolors and
A “soft” reception is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
mixed media. Information: (575) 520-9245.
Sunday, Jan. 13.
• Kathleen Deasy, 625 Van Patten. Oils and
mixed media on canvas. Information: (828) Also
467-9060.
• Penny Duncklee’s Art Studio, 1201 2nd. Plein Art Hop — MainStreet Truth or
air watercolors. Acoustic guitar music by Larry Consequences sponsors the event 6 to 9 p.m.
Stocker. Information: (575) 523-1889 or pen- the second Saturday of each month (Jan. 12) in
nyduncklee.com. the downtown gallery district. The event fea-
• Roy Van der AA acrylic and mixed media, tures exhibit openingsof fine arts, pottery, and
2645 Dona Ana Road. Featured artist for fabric arts. Many shops and restaurants stay
January is Christopher Bardey. Information: open late for this monthly event, with live
(575) 520-8752. music in several locations. Information torc-
• Debra Vance studio at 2200 W. Union Ave, mainstreet.org.
west of Hwy. 28. Watercolor paintings and Deming Arts Center — The Deming Arts
cards. Information: 970-405-5784 or hacienda- Council gallery and gift shop, 100 Gold in
vance.com. Deming, N.M., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Artists wanting to participate in future events Monday through Saturday. Admission is free.
should notify Kathleen Deasy one month prior: Information: (575) 546-3663, demingarts.org or
(828) 467-9060 or kdarts2u@gmail.com. on Facebook.
Downtown Ramble — The City of Las Showing Jan. 5-30: “Arts of the Old West”
Cruces hosts an evening of music and art 5 to 7 showcasing artists from Albuquerque, Santa Fe,
p.m. the first Friday of the month at art venues Tularosa, Tijeras, Hachita, T or C and Deming
of in a seven-block stretch of Las Cruces who preserve the traditional working art forms
Downtown Mall. Information: (575) 647-0508. such as boot making, leather working, lariat
braiding, tin-punching, spurs, bits, buckles and
Las Cruces Museum of Art — 491 N. more. Artist reception is 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday,
Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to Jan. 6.
4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to Talks and demonstration from some of the
4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the artists are Saturday, Jan. 4; call for times.
First Friday Ramble. Museum closed Jan. 1. Tin Punching classes are Monday, Jan. 7.
Information: (575) 541-2137 or las- Cost: $15. Advance payment and sign-up
cruces.org/museums. required. Call for registration and times.
Showing through Jan. 12: The annual “Bird in
Art: Takes Flight and Soars” exhibit with Grant County Art Guild Gallery - For its
dynamic and contemplative interpretations of 50th anniversary, the Grant County Art Guild
avian marvels via original paintings, sculptures, will move its gallery from Pinos Altos to the
and graphics created within the last three former Hester House building, corner of
years. Hester and Bullard in historic downtown Silver
“Artventurous” free art appreciation activities City. The gallery features paintings, photogra-
are 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday. phy, prints, greeting cards, ceramics, fiber arts,
December’s events are holiday-themed. jewelry, home décor, and more. Open year
Studio art classes for children, teens, and round 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
adults are Jan. 22-March 9 (Session 1) and Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; closed holi-
March 26-May 11 (Session 2). Students must days. Information: (575) 538-8216, gcag.org or
register in person 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays on Facebook at Grant County Art Guild.
through Saturdays until classes are filled.

January 2019 El Paso Scene Page 27
Tumblewords Project — The writing Contest in the 2018 Border Tapestry book,
workshops are 12:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. and learn how to understand and apply the
Saturdays at the Memorial Park Public Library judges’ critique comments. Workshop is free
meeting room, 3200 Copper. Workshops are and open to the public. Information: 755-4958.
free; donations for the presenter are encour- The league meets 2 to 4 p.m. the second
aged. The group is open to all writers in a non- Saturday of the month. Information: Facebook
critique, non-caustic forum. Information: 566- at ElPasoWritersLeague.
1034 (library), 328-5484 or on Facebook.
Poetry Contest for Students — The El
• Jan 5: “Out With the Old, In With the You: Paso Public Library is accepting entries for its
Write Your Inner Child” with Dr. Miguel
29th annual Youth Poetry Contest open to area
Juárez. Juárez is a multi-disciplinary scholar who
students through Feb. 16. Students from 1st
has published two books. He will read excerpts
to 12th grade may submit original poems.
from his work in progress titled: “The World of
Selected poems will be published in an official
Maico: An Inner Child’s Story,” and will
contest booklet. Information: elpasolibrary.org.
encourage attendees to write about their inner
child. LGBT book group — The bimonthly book
• Jan 12: “The Masquerade Ball” with Sandra group meets on odd-numbered months. Open
Torrez. Torrez is an El Paso, Texas creative to all GLBT and GLBT-friendly people interest-
writer and digital artist. ed in book discussions. Information: 471-9396
• Jan 19: “The Earth Within: Body Stories” or on Facebook at ElPasoGLBTBookGroup.
with Rios de la Luz. De la Luz is author of the The group will discuss “Calypso” by David
short story collection, ”The Pulse Between Sedaris at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at the
Dimensions and The Desert” and the novella, Living Room Lounge, 2310 N. Piedras.
”Itzá.”
Rail Readers Book Club — The club
• Jan. 26: ”The Transformative Power of
meets at 11 a.m. on the third Wednesday of
Writing” with Nancy Green. Green is a teach-
the month at the Las Cruces Railroad Museum,
ing and performing artist whose focus on cre-
351 N. Mesilla in Las Cruces. Guests do not
ative writing, film, and music offers workshop
have to have read the book. Participation is
participants an opportunity to integrate differ-
free. Information, book titles: 575-647-4480.
ent disciplines in their creative process.
Murder She Read — The Eastside chapter
Poetry Critique — El Paso Writers League
of the book discussion group supporting
will host the creative writing workshop by
women mystery writers meets 7 to 8 p.m.
Christine Suzanny 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan.
Tuesday, Jan. 8 to discuss “Our House” by
12, at Dorris Van Doren Library, 551 E. Redd.
Louise Candish. Meeting place varies; call for
Suzanny will show winners of the Poetry
location. Admission is free. Information: 629-
7063 or labodda9@aol.com.
Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club —
The book club devoted to Victorian era science
fiction meets at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at
Magoffin Home State Historic Site, 1120
Magoffin, to discuss “The Mummy: Or a Tale of
the 22nd Century” by Jane Webb (1827).
Victorian era or steampunk dress encouraged,
but not required. Tea and pastries provided
Admission is free. Information: 533-5147, visit-
magoffinhome.com or Facebook.
Barnes and Noble story times — Stories
for children are at 11 a.m. Saturdays at stores
at El Paso’s East Side, Fountains at Farah; West
Side, 705 Sunland Park; and Las Cruces Mesilla
Valley Mall; and also at 10 a.m. Fridays at Las
Cruces stores.
• Dec. 29: Legend of Rock Paper Scissors
• Jan. 5: Clifford the Big Red Dog
• Jan. 12: Love, Z
• Jan. 19: Duchess and Guy: A Rescue-to-
Royalty Puppy Love Story
• Jan. 26: Pig the Pug.
Barnes & Noble events — A Puzzle Party
is 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, for all ages, in cele-
bration of Puzzle Month at El Paso and Las
Cruces (Mesilla Valley Mall) locations. Features
activities from “Curious Jane Magazine,” cross-
words, word searches, a puzzle tournament,
and jigsaw puzzles.
Books Are Gems — 7744 North Loop Ste
B (behind Compass Bank). The nonprofit
organization sells and gives away new and used
books. Children who come to the store may
receive six free used books. Teachers can also
receive free books for their classroom. Hours
are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and
Friday; and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday.
Information: 845-5437 or booksaregems.org

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Top 20 2018 The new collaboration features Joseph Arthur
and Peter Buck. This combines both their alter-
front and center on most every track. Who else
starts off with an instrumental but a guitarist? It
native singer-songwriter sensibilities, throws is a raw collection of solid blues and rock
1. Buffalo Tom, “Quiet and them in a blender with some trippy and hypnot- tracks that have not been overworked or over-
Peace,” Schoolkids Records
ic sounds, sets it to frappe and pours it liberally polished.
over a heap of electronic beats. The vocals are
The 11 cuts are closer to “loud and disruptive” handled by Arthur who can go from a whisper 18. Eels, “The Deconstruction,”
than “Quiet and Peace,” and that is really when to growl in the blink of an eye. PIAS
they are at their absolute best. Although it is
9. The Jayhawks, “Back Roads
He continues doing what he does best, defying
important not to dismiss their quieter times, commercialism and throwing conventional
especially when it comes to their amazing ren- and Abandoned Motels,” Legacy music-making aside, creating beautiful lush
Records
dition of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Only Living arrangements. This time he only goes into
Boy in New York.” Let Buffalo Tom wander grooves, hooks and loops for a few cuts;
around your sound system and you will bring The alt. country pioneers are back with an
album of cover versions, but don’t get disap- instead he opts for gentle piano, acoustic guitar
an end to peace and quiet once you wrangle in and some serious pulling of the heart strings.
pointed if you were psyched for originals: these
their entire heard of discs. are remakes of songs by the band’s very own He even makes time for a brief lullaby to his
son Archie.
2. Gin Blossoms, “Mixed
leader, Gary Louris, that he had penned for The lead vocalist of Toad the Wet Sprocket
19. Guns N Roses, “Appetite for
many others. Each track easily exceeds the ver-
Reality,” Cleopatra Records
ventures out alone and the disc’s lifeblood
sion that was done by another artist, which begs flows through a very familiar Toad vein. It
They are still delivering fantastic tunes. This the question why he ever gave these away in should be noted that it was inspired by his Destruction,” Geffen Records
time thy’re upping things on the production the first place. divorce and its aftermath, so it isn’t the most Sure it was released 30 years ago, and may
side with legendary producer Don Dixon, the upbeat affair, but those familiar with his late not technically qualify as a new release, but to
man who helped bring in the jangle pop move- 10. Matthew Sweet, “Tomorrow’s ’80s band know that their lyrics could easily go not mention this reissue in a 2018 best of list
ment of the early ’80s, so you know this is Daughter,” Honeycomb Hideout down a dark road. would be criminal. The packaging goes above
going to be pure pop perfection. Not to be This is classic Matthew Sweet: sugary pop and beyond, and of course there is the music,
missed is their exclamation of the benefits of slathered liberally over equal parts distorted and 14. John Wesley Harding, featuring 73 tracks with 49 previously unre-
the “Devil’s Daughter,” a song that will go in jangly guitars. The record’s third cut, intrigu- “Greatest Other People’s Hits,” leased. There are electric and acoustic versions
Omnivore Records
the books as the raciest Gin Blossoms song ingly titled “Lady Frankenstein,” is of course of their rendition of the Rolling Stones
ever, with sex, drugs, and general debauchery. his version of a love song, and well worth div- “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” the acoustic “Move to
The 17-track collection is culled from material the City,” and all the other amazing Sound City
3.Grant Lee Phillips,
ing back into the Sweet pool if you have found over his entire career. The versions are primari-
yourself shivering on the deck since the early Sessions. If you have a large Appetite for all
“Widdershins,” Yep Roc Records ’90s.
ly stripped-down acoustic renditions, with
many taking an entirely new direction from the
things Guns N Roses, which you should, then
“Widdershins” is a word that means moving this will be very satiating.
11. Slash featuring Myles
original composition and in some cases surpass-
counterclockwise and has spiraling-backwards
connotations to it. This seems to be the com- Kennedy & The Conspirators,
ing the familiar. 20. Rolling Stones, “From the
pletely wrong way to describe this magnificent
“Living the Dream,” Roadrunner 15. Bottle Rockets, “Bit Logic,” Vault: No Security – San Jose
release. The new CD showcases his airy warm
Records Bloodshot Records 1999,” Eagle Rock
vocals and rich melodies that move effortlessly The patented Keith Richards’ double pump leg
between rock, alternative folk and — new to his They have never sounded better and things are They have managed to keep it together for
really starting to gel with Myles Kennedy on over a quarter-century, and just like a fine wine move literally kicked off the show. The entire
arsenal — an almost punky attitude. The entire performance is incredible. The set was heavy
collection has a more urgent feel that begs for the mic. It seems as if they are no longer a (a comparison I am sure they get all the time)
Guns N’ Roses cover band with some originals they only seem to get better with age. This set on hits, but included the rarely played “Some
your immediate attention. Girls” and a blistering rendition of “Out of
thrown in for good measure, but a full-fledged leans harder on the country side, but there is
4. Enuff Z’ Nuff, “Diamond Boy,” rock ’n’ roll machine of their own. still plenty of fuzzed-out, feedback-riddled gui- Control” that would make you think it was as
welcomed by fans as “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,”
Frontiers Music SRL tar, combined with that twanged-out tone that
12. J Mascis, “Elastic Days,” Sub provides the soundtrack to life in rural America. which was equally unbelievable. Other high-
Pop Records
At this point original member bassist and lights include Keith’s solo vocal spot. The
vocalist Chip Z’ Nuff is basically doing all the
This features acoustic strumming front and 16. Mark Lanegan and Duke Rolling Stones ARE the “World’s Greatest
Garwood, “With Animals,” Pias
heavy lifting since the rest of the band has only Rock N Roll Band.”
been on board since a little before the last one, center coupled with his familiar nasal-tinged
but he is truly all that is needed, because it impassioned whine. The other instrumentation If you expect this album to rock and be the
sounds just as syrupy sweet as it did more than is kept to a minimum, and with his very gentle feel good-album of the year, you may want to Brian Chozick is owner of Tumblin’
three decades ago. serenades he quietly morphs into the most sen- look away. Be prepared for the complete oppo- Dice Music. Drop him a line at
sitive, skull-crushing, earth-shaking, and fear- site: chills through your entire body with a deep tumblindicemusic@netscape.net.
5. Ike Reilly, “Crooked Love,” inducing cuddly creature ever. These are his exploration into death. This is going to take you
Rock Ridge Music “Elastic Days,” so kick back and take it easy on a dark adventure you may not soon recover
from, but it is a trip well worth the exploration. Email in your Top 10 of 2018 to be eligible to
with this one for now, because he is sure to be
This has a grittier blues pulse than past efforts win some FREE music (randomly selected,
17. Joe Perry, “Sweetzerland limited quantity, while supplies last). Send to
while still managing to maintain a completely stretching back to his roar soon enough.
loose, improvised jam tone. Not to worry, his
Manifesto,” Roman Records, Inc the email address above and be sure to include
take on the world is still very much intact with 13. Glen Philips, “Swallowed by This CD is all about his instrument, and it is
your mailing address.
the New,” Compass Records
lyrics full of his favorite topics: drinking, fight-
ing the powers that be, sex, tongue in cheek
apocalyptic love and, of course, drugs.

6. David Byrne, “American
Utopia,” Nonesuch
Right out of the gate we are back in the pecu-
liar brain of David Byrne with “Dance like
This.” The track ping-pongs back and forth a
multitude of times between a sparse piano bal-
lad and into an upbeat club cut, all in the blink
of an eye. Skip a song and we are transported to
a selection that feels like it has been ripped
directly from his former band’s catalogue. The
CD is filled with world rhythms, a powerful
percussion section, dance beats and all with his
distinctive vocals.

7.Alejandro Escovedo, “The
Crossing,” Yep Roc Records
This is an ambitious collection boasting 17
tracks that has all the trappings of a classic
Alejandro Escovedo record: an Americana base
with a splash of horns, at times a political agen-
da, a few haunting ballads, and serious cow
punk. When it comes to this crossing, there is
no need to proceed with caution, it is full steam
ahead.

8. Arthur Buck, “Arthur Buck,”
New West Records

January 2019 El Paso Scene Page 29
A young servant-girl maliciously causes the
arrest for witchcraft of a young farmer’s wife.
The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the
lie — and from there the monstrous course of
bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted.

Auditions and classes
‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner mati- ‘The Many Deaths of Danny Morales’
Spelling Bee’ — Kids-N-Co. presents the nees are Sunday 1:30 p.m. Feb. 3 and 10; din- casting call — Chamizal National Memorial
musical conceived by Rebecca Feldman, with ner matinee is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. hosts open auditions in collaboration with
additional material by Jay Reiss, music by Tickets: $33.50 to $43.50 Wednesday, UTEP acting professor Rebecca Rivas 7 to 9:30
William Finn and book by Rachel Sheinkin Jan. Thursday and Sunday discount dinner perform- p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, for the play to be featured
11-27, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 ances; $36.50 to $48.50 (Friday and Saturday in the 2019 Nuevo Siglo Festival. Actors must
Murchison, directed by Anthony Michael dinner performances), and $19.50 to $29.50 bring a contemporary monologue that must not
Stokes. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday and no-dinner matinee performances exceed 2 minutes. This is a paid role.
Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $7 ($5 (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-6060 or Information: Rebecca Rivas, rrivas2@utep.edu
children, students, seniors, military), available at utep.edu/udt. or 747-5231, or Frank Lopez,
the door. Information: 274-8797 or on
‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in jose_f_lopez@nps.gov or 532-7273 ext.123.
Facebook at El Paso Kids-n-Co.
the Night-Time’ — No Strings Theatre
Six youths vie for the spelling championship of
Company presents the Tony, Olivier and
Kids-N-Co. classes — Kids-N-Co. offers
a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious acting classes geared towards ages 5-15.
Drama Desk Award-winning play by Simon
and touching stories from their home lives, the Classes are 3:30 to 5 Saturdays, taught based
Stephens based on the novel by Mark Haddon
‘tweens spell their way through a series of on experience and level, not age group.
Jan. 25-Feb. 9 at Black Box Theatre, 430 N
(potentially made-up) words. Through the use of monologues, duet scenes,
Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. Directed by
and group scenes, students work to build each
‘And the Winner Is...’ — El Paso Ceil Herman. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays
other up to the next level based on their indi-
Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the David- and Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sunday Feb.
vidual needs. Class dates are Jan. 5-March 9
Matthew Barnes comedy set backstage at the 3 and 10; and 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7. Tickets:
(Session 2) and March 23-June 1 (Session 3).
Academy Awards. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all
Tuition: $200. Information, location: 274-8797
and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18-27. seats Thursday. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.
or on Facebook at El Paso Kids-n-Co.
Tickets: $15 ($12 seniors 62+, students, mili- Information: no-strings.org.
tary; $9 12 and younger). Information: 532- El Paso Playhouse auditions — El Paso
‘The Crucible’ — Las Cruces Community
1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com. Playhouse, 2501 Montana, hosts these auditions
Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces
‘Disney’s Newsies’ — UTEP Dinner Downtown Mall presents the Arthur Miller play for upcoming shows. Information, audition
Theatre, in the UTEP Student Union West Feb. 1-17. Directed by Norman Lewis. times: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
building, presents the hit musical based on the Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Upcoming auditions.
Disney movie Jan. 25-Feb. 10, with Tony and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15 ($12 students, • Jan. 20-21: “Wait Until Dark.” Shows run
Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack seniors and military; $11 groups of 10 or more, March 22-April 7.
Feldman, and book by Tony Award winner $10 children under 12). Information: (575) 523- • Feb. 3-4: “Peter Pan.” Shows run May 3-19.
Harvey Fierstein. Show time is 7 p.m. 1200 or lcctnm.org.

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• Jan. 4-10: “The Second Time Around.” “Coming Attractions” for movie fans, listed by
Two seniors meet and discover that it’s never studio and release date (subject to change):
too late to fall in love again.
Jan. 4:
• Jan. 11-17: “Beautiful Boy.” Based on the
• Eli (Paramount) — Kelly Reilly, Max Martini,
best-selling pair of memoirs from father and
Lili Taylor. Directed by Ciarán Foy.
son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chroni-
• Escape Room (Columbia) — Deborah Ann
cles the experience of survival, relapse, and
Film Salon — The Film Salon presents the question and answer session. Admission: $8. Woll, Tyler Labine, Taylor Russell. Directed by
recovery in a family coping with addiction over
“A Matter of Life and Death” at 6:30 p.m. Series passes for 2019 are $79. Information: Adam Robitel.
many years.(OC)
Saturday, Jan. 5, at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, (575) 541-2290, riograndetheatre.org or on • Great Great Great (TeleFilm Canada) —
• Jan. 18-24: “At Eternity’s Gate.” A look at
250 E. Montecillo, as part of a series on Powell Facebook. Sarah Kolasky, Dan Beirne, Meredith
the life of painter Vincent van Gogh while he
& Pressburger: the 1940s. Tickets: $5; available Next month’s film is “To Kill A Mockingbird,” Cheesbrough. Directed by Adam Garnet Jones.
lived in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, France.
at drafthouse.com. Information: filmsalon.org on Feb. 16. (OC)
or on Facebook. Other films: Jan. 11:
Thursday, Jan. 24 showing at 1:30 matinee; no
The next film in the series is “Black A Throwback Thursday showing of “Pretty • A Dog’s Way Home (Sony Pictures) — Bryce
evening show.
Narcissus,” Feb. 2. Woman” is 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10. Dallas Howard, Barry Watson, Ashley Judd.
• Jan. 25-31: “Liyana.” A Swazi girl embarks
Admission: $5. Directed by Charles Martin Smith.
Jay’s Pix Presents at the International on a dangerous quest to rescue her young twin
A kids’ movie showing of “Minions” is noon, • Perfect Strangers (Universal) — Belén Rueda,
Museum — Film historian Jay Duncan and the brothers. This animated African tale is born in
Saturday, Jan. 19. Cost: $1 at the door. Eduard Fernández, Juana Acosta. Directed by
Sunset Film Society host film presentations at 2 the imaginations of five orphaned children in
Álex de la Iglesia.
p.m. Saturdays at International Museum of Art, ‘The Gaze of the Explorer: Humboldt Swaziland.
• Replicas (Entertainment Studios) — Keanu
1211 Montana (door on Brown opens at 1:30 in New Mexico’ — The greatest American No Saturday, Jan. 26 matinee; Thursday show
Reeves, Alice Eve, Emily Alyn Lind. Directed by
p.m.). Admission is free. Snacks available for explorer, the German scientist, Alexander von at 1:30 p.m., no evening show.
Jeffrey Nachmanoff.
purchase. Information: 543-6747 (museum), Humboldt, tells his journey to New Spain in New Mexico Museum of Space • The Untold Story (Ammo Content) — Nia
internationalmuseumofart.net and sunsetfilmso- 1803, while preparing the edition of his Magna History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. Peeples, Jordan Ladd, Ellen Greene. Directed
ciety.org. work Cosmos, in his library in Berlin, Germany, Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater tickets are $7 by Shane Stanley.
January’s series is “Lights… in a movie screening at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. ($6 seniors and military; $5 ages 4-12). • The Upside (STX) — Nicole Kidman, Bryan
Camera...ACTION!” highlighting action films. 23, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in Las Planetarium show is $5 ($4 seniors, military and Cranston, Julianna Margulies. Directed by Neil
• Jan. 5: “Top Gun.” A young Cruces. Admission is free. Information: (575) children). Ages 3 and under free. Burger.
naval aviator (Tom Cruise_) and his Radar 523-6403 or RioGrandeTheaftre.com. Museum/IMAX combo tickets available.
Intercept Officer train at the US Navy’s Fighter Information: (877) 333-6589 or (575) 437- Jan. 18:
Friday Night Flicks — The UTEP film
Weapons School at Naval Air Station Miramar 2840, nmspacemuseum.org or on Facebook. • Arctic Justice (Open Road) — CG Animation.
series is offered at 6:30 p.m. every other Friday
in California. Now showing: Voices of James Franco, Anjelica Huston,
at the Union Cinema, Union Building East, First
• Jan. 12: “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” The first • Australia’s Great Wild North, 11:05 a.m., Jeremy Renner. Directed by Aaron Woodley.
Floor. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $3 ($2
installment in the Indiana Jones film franchise 1:10 p.m. and 4:05 p.m. • Glass (Universal) — Bruce Willis, Anya
UTEP ID). A $5 movie combo (with hot dog,
introduces Harrison Ford as archaeologist • “Mysteries of China,” 10:10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Taylor-Joy, James McAvoy. Directed by M.
popcorn and drink) offered. Information: 747-
Indiana Jones, who battles a group of Nazis Star Show is 11:55 a.m. and 2:55 p.m. Night Shyamalan. 3rd and final film in the
5670, SELC@utep.edu or on Facebook at
searching for the Ark of the Covenant. “Unbreakable” trilogy.
UTEP/SELC. Series to begin in late January or Jay’s Film Forecast — Film historian Jay
• Jan. 19: “Die Hard.” At Christmas time, an
early February; schedule to be announced. Duncan prepared this list of top monthly
off-duty New York City Police Department
officer (Bruce Willis) is caught in a Los Angeles Pat Garrett Western Heritage Festival Please see Page 32
skyscraper during a heist . — Explore the life, controversies, and legacy of
• Jan. 26: “The Fugitive.” Based on the 1960s Pat Garrett, the Wild West’s most famous law-
television series. After being wrongfully convict- man, with live musical presentations, movie
Dedicated to the health of all El Paso
ed for the murder of his wife, Dr. Richard screenings, reenactments and more starting at
Kimble (Harrison Ford) escapes from custody noon Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Rio Grande 4026 N . M ES A B-1
and sets out to prove his innocence while pur- Theatre, 211 N. Main in Las Cruces. Best 915.356.4 572
sued by a team of U.S. Marshals led by Deputy remembered for killing Billy the Kid, Garrett
Samuel Gerard (Tommy Lee Jones). lived in Doña Ana County for 12 years, served
as county sheriff for four years, and was killed
Come see us for help with ...
Holiday Movies at Plaza — El Paso there on Feb. 28, 1908. Admission is free. Sleep Happiness
Community Foundation’s Plaza Classic Film
Information: (575) 523-6403 or
Festival and El Paso Live are teaming up to
Anxiety Wellness
RioGrandeTheaftre.com.
show free Holiday Movies selected Sundays at Depression Pain
A free opening of images from the early days
the Plaza Theatre as part of the 3rd annual
of movie theatres in Las Cruces is 5 p.m.
Focus & More
WinterFest. Local organists perform on the
Friday, Feb. 1, in the theatre gallery.
Plaza’s restored Wyler Mighty Wurlitzer Organ
A History of Movie Theaters in Las Cruces &
before each movie. The series ends Jan. 6 with
Billy The Kid screening is 7:30 p.m., Saturday,
“Frozen” (1 p.m.) and “Ice Age” (3:30 p.m.).
Feb. 2. Admission: $5.
Information: plazaclassic.com or
epwinterfest.com. Plaza Classic Film Festival — Passes are
now on sale for $200 for El Paso Community
Pax Christi Film Series — A screening of Foundation’s 12th annual classic and ”semi-clas-
two 30-minute episodes of “A Force More
sic” movie festival Aug. 1-11. Information:
Powerful” is 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at St.
533-4020 or plazaclassic.com.
Joseph School auditorium, 1315 Travis (enter
through parking lot across from rectory). Fountain Theatre — 2469 Calle de
Discussion follows. Admission is free, donations Guadalupe, 1/2 block south of the plaza in
accepted. Information: 740-3962. Mesilla. The historic theater, operated by the
The episodes are both set in the Americas as Mesilla Valley Film Society, features films at
part of the 6-episode 7:30 p.m. nightly, plus 1:30 p.m. Saturday and
series on the victories gained by nonviolent 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7 ($6 seniors,
movements of the 20th century. In “We Were military and students with ID; $5 children and
Warriors,” university students in Nashville pre- society members); $5 on Wednesday.
pare to desegregate the city’s business district Information, schedule: (575) 524-8287 or
through sit-ins at downtown stores. “Defeat of mesillavalleyfilm.org.
a Dictator” is the story of General Augusto On Sunday nights, the 7:30 screening has
Pinochet and how the people of Chile removed open captions when the scheduled film has an
him from power without violence. open caption option.
• Dec. 28-Jan. 3: “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Classic Film Series — The Rio Grande When celebrity biographer Lee Israel falls out
Theatre, 211 N. Main Street in Las Cruces,
of step with current tastes, she turns her art
presents “The Godfather II,” at 7 p.m.
form to deception.
Saturday, Jan. 19, as part of the monthly film
No matinee Saturday, Dec. 29.
series. Films include and introduction and short

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Film Scene DVD/Blu-ray Releases
Cont’d from Page 31 Jan. 1:
• Night School. R
• The Heiresses (Distrib Films) — Ana Brun, • Bad Times at the El Royale. R
Margarita Irun, Ana Ivanova. Directed by Jan. 8:
Marcelo Martinessi. • Mid90s. R
Jan. 15:
Jan. 25: • Halloween. R
• The Invisibles (Greenwich) — Max Mauff, • The Old Man and the Gun. PG-13
Alice Dwyer, Ruby O. Fee. Directed by Claus • Goosebumps 2. PG
Räfle. Jan. 22:
• The Kid Who Would Be King (20th Century- • First Man. PG-13
Fox) — Rebecca Ferguson, Tom Taylor, • The Hate U Give. PG-13
Rhianna Dorris. Directed by Joe Cornish. • Johnny English Strikes Again. PG
• Serenity (Aviron) — Diane Lane, Matthew Jan. 29:
McConaughey, Anne Hathaway. Directed by • Hunter Killer. R
Steven Knight. • Suspira. R
• Boy Erased. R
• The Wife. R

Cornbread & beans Taking a Look Back No Strings presents

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‘Curious Incident’

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left great memories by John McVey Middagh people as well.
eing a teenager can be difficult
enough, but teens with disabili-
n old bachelor named Nick Nick wound up dying months later of
ties have a lot more hurdles to
Woods taught me how to make cancer. He and I had all his final plans
overcome. It’s certainly true in the case
cornbread and beans during the worked out, just how he wanted things to
of Christopher, the protagonist in the
later years of my days at the Cowboy be done. He was cremated. I spread his
Tony- and Olivier-award-winning play,
Trading Post. I’d started the store in my ashes out on the mesa west of the store,
“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the
garage in 1974 and finally sold the land on a trail where the horses would walk
Night-time.” Directed by Ceil Herman,
to a developer in 1998. I had lots of good over his bones.
it comes to the Black Box Theatre in
help starting out, and the nearly quarter- That did that cause a turmoil! The
Las Cruces this month.
century I was in business, they became funeral home called first, yelling, “John,
The play by Simon Stephens, based on and Monte Wright.”
dependable friends to whom I will be for- what the hell were you thinking, spread-
the novel by Mark Haddon, premiered Herman said portraying Christopher
ever thankful. ing those ashes out like that and then put-
in London and won Best New Play at accurately has been a challenge.
After Nick got sick with cancer is when ting the box with his picture under a cre-
the 2013 Olivier Awards. When it trans- “The actor playing Christopher has a
the schooling began. He got sick of eat- osote bush?” Then the crematorium
ferred to Broadway the following year, wide range of unusual behavior pat-
ing sandwiches so he would coach me on called screaming the same message. I told
it won the Tony Award for Best Play. terns, which we are working on being
what to cook. He would sit in the kitchen, them both that I was just following
“Christopher is a special needs 15- authentic for the boy being portrayed.
with his elbows on the table, hands in Nick’s wishes. I thought I had found the
year-old, abandoned by his mother, Also, the six actors who are playing
front of him folded as if in prayer, telling perfect place, a quiet trail that had been
Judy, and being raised by his father, multiple roles need signature costume
me step-by-step what to do. shown to me by John S. A. Martin, a
Ed,” said Herman who founded the No or prop pieces for the individual charac-
I learned and would cook a fresh pot of friend who lived nearby and traveled that
Strings Theatre in 2004 with her hus- ters, so that the audience is not con-
beans every Tuesday and Thursday. On way to check his coyote traps. I took
band. fused.”
the odd days I would refry the beans with rides up that way for a time, and appar-
“He attends a school where a kind So far, she said, it’s been a joy work-
added cheese. It got to where people ently others enjoyed it also. Finally, I saw
teacher, Siobhan, realizes he has great ing with “my group of creative actors
would come by just to be invited to eat that the box was gone.
math ability. At the beginning of the who already, though we are early in
lunch. Cornbread was part of the school- Bob Amy died a year or so after Nick.
play, he discovers that someone has rehearsal, are contributing greatly to the
ing, too. I could have read the instruc- We all gathered in Bob’s memory for
killed the next-door neighbor’s dog and process.”
tions off the package, but Nick had a few years after his passing on New Year’s
vows to find the culprit. When he dis- Helping define the characters is cos-
little tricks he taught me. People would Day. We’d eat enchilada pie and lots of
covers some disturbing facts about his tume designer Lana Eckman.
stand around waiting for the hot pans to other good food that some 70 people
own background, he travels to London “She is providing small but important
come out of the toaster-oven. The smell would bring to the ride in his honor. Bob
on his own to find his mother, gaining costume elements for the different char-
was worth the wait. Some guest smoth- was one of the main figures in our Sun
strength and maturity through the jour- acters portrayed by the six-member cho-
ered their first slice with beans, then get- Country Trail Riders Club and what bet-
ney.” rus of actors,” Herman said. Her hus-
ting another slice for jam as a dessert. ter way to welcome in the new year and
Taking on the challenging role is band Peter is providing scenic and light-
The word got out about beans on pay tribute to him than an early morning
Joseluis Solorzano. ing design “with a relatively bare
Tuesdays and Thursdays, and more and trail ride.
“Joseluis received a heart from a ground plan and new lighting instru-
more folks started to show up. Joe Smith moved with his family to run
donor six years ago, and knows what it ments, as well as slides, to create mood
Sometimes I would have as many as 23 another dairy operation somewhere in
feels like to be different,” Herman said. and location.”
people standing in the kitchen or in the Oklahoma, I think. Joe oversaw the mov-
“I feel that he is the perfect actor to Herman hopes people are empowered
saddle room sitting on saddles, all enjoy- ing of all the milk and cheese around the
play Christopher, and I have worked by the play.
ing a warm meal. It was fun. southwest for a processing plant.
with him several times in the past. “The journey of Christopher is
The regulars started bringing things. Bill Bill is still with us, as ornery as ever,
“Christopher’s dad, Ed, is played by absolutely inspiring in the script and the
Mayes, our local farrier, would bring ice but has moved to Kansas to be with his
Joshua Taulbee. I have worked with book upon which the play is based,” she
cream. Joe Smith would bring fresh but- daughter. He shod horses until he finally
Joshua on many productions and I know said. “Its message is that any person can
ter from his work. Bob Amy, trail boss of had to retire. Now he’s chasing grandkids
he is an actor capable of the range of do anything, despite the obstacles.”
our Sun Country Trail Riders and school around like a lot of us.
emotions from frustration to love that
bus driver, would make an enchilada pie George finally divorced and moved to
Ed feels. Christopher’s understanding
big enough to feed an army. We ate well Colorado, showing the years that have Carol Viescas is a veteran of
teacher, Siobhan, is played by Autumn community theater and teaches
toward the end. gotten by us. Not long after arriving there
Gieb and his mother, Judy, is played by journalism at Bel Air High School.
One guy, George, spent a lot of time I heard he died in his sleep, too young at
Gina DeMondo.
hanging out at my place. If I hadn’t age 61.
“There are also six cast members who
cooked, he wouldn’t have eaten a regular All this on the account of Nick and his No Strings Theatre Company presents
play multiple parts and help with prop-
meal all day. His wife had kicked him out cornbread and beans. “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the
erties movement during the play. These
of the house and he was “batch-ing” with John McVey Middagh is a former versatile and talented actors are Kathi- Night-Time” Jan. 25-Feb. 9 at the Black
a buddy, so the beans and cornbread saddle shop owner. You can reach Jane Alvarado, Scott Brocato, Ashley Box Theatre in Las Cruces.
worked for him and served lots of other him at jmiddagh@yahoo.com. Dahl, Luz Resendez, Bekah Taulbee, Reservations: (575) 523-1223.

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Tejanos baseball — The Tejanos of El Paso Admission is free. Information: 241-6977 or on ‘Silent Sky’ — American Southwest Theatre
Community College play home games at the Facebook at International Coin Club of El Paso. Company presents true story of New England
The annual kids auction is 2 p.m. Saturday for
Valle Verde Campus Baseball Field, off Hunter.
Games begin at noon. Admission is free.
Information: 831-2275 or epcc.edu/athletics.
FEBRUARY ages 7 to 14. The kids auction is a no-cost auc-
tion; script provided for the bidding.
astronomer Henrietta Leavitt Feb. 22-March
3 at NMSU’s Center for the Arts in Las Cruces.
Written by Laruen Gunderson and directed by
• Feb. 1-2: Pima Community College, 11 a.m. Claudia Billings. Performances are 7:30 p.m.
• Feb. 8-9: Cochise College
• Feb. 12: Eastern Arizona College
PREVIEW Vines In the Pines — The Art and Wine
Festival is Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16-17 at
Ruidoso Convention Center, with samples of
Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets:
(575) 646-41420 or nmsutheatre.com.
‘The Crucible’ — Las Cruces Community New Mexico wines, local art, crafts, food, bou- Black History Month Parade and Rally
Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces tique vendors and other local brews. — The annual Inter-Club Council Black History
Downtown Mall presents the Arthur Miller play Month Parade begins at 10 a.m. February Feb.
Michelob Ultra Marathon, Half
Feb. 1-17. Directed by Norman Lewis. 23, at Montana and Pershing and endsg at Mary
Marathon and 5K — The 12th annual races
Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Webb Park, 3401 E. Missouri. This year’s
are 7 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, starting and finish-
and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15 ($12 students, theme is “Black Migration.” A rally follows the
ing at Southwest University Park, 1 Ballpark
seniors and military; $11 groups of 10 or more, parade noon to 3 p.m. in Mary Webb Park,
Plaza Downtown. Information: elpaso-
$10 children under 12). Information: (575) 523- with vendor booths, family activities and enter-
marathon.org.
1200 or lcctnm.org. tainment. Admission is free. Information: 861-
Las Cruces International Film Festival 1745 or elpasoicc@hotmail.com.
UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home
— Comedian, film and television star George
games are in the Don Haskins Center. Game Run with Your Doc — The 10K, 5K, 1-
Lopez will receive the “Outstanding
times are 7 p.m. Thursday and 1 p.m. Saturday. Mile Run/Walk benefiting Amador Health
Achievement in Entertainment Award” at the
Tickets: $5 general admission. information: Center is Saturday, Feb. 23, at Doña Ana
2019 Las Cruces International Film Festival,
747-5234 or utepathletics.com. Cupid’s Chase 5K — The 5K run benefiting Community College-East Mesa Campus, 2800
presented by New Mexico State University and
• Saturday, Feb. 2: WKU Community Options is 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, Sonoma Ranch in Las Cruces. Registration:
Visit Las Cruces Feb. 20-24. VIP passes are
• Thursday, Feb. 14: Louisiana Tech at Old Mesilla Plaza, 2114 Calle de Santiago in raceadventuresunlimited.com.
$150 for all events. Film and workshop access
• Saturday, Feb. 16: Southern Miss Mesilla, open to runners, walkers, and rollers passes are $75. Daily screening passes are $20. El Paso Bridal Showcase — The longest-
• Saturday, Feb. 23: UTSA (baby strollers and wheelchairs). Cost: $25; $40 Tickets available at lascrucesfilmfest.com. running bridal-focused event in the area is 11
El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s Major Arena day of event. Information: 771-7764 or Single screening tickets are $10. a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Epic
Soccer League team’s game are at 7:15 p.m. at comop.com. Lopez will receive the award at a VIP recep- Railyard Center, 2201 E. Mills, with fashion
El Paso County Coliseum. Individual tickets: Lone Star Hundred — The ultramarathon tion Thursday, Feb. 21, followed by a screen- shows, a VIP area, vendor rooms and more.
$12 general admission; $20 box seating; kids trail is Feb. 9-10 at Franklin Mountains State ing of his film “The Chicano” at 7 p.m. at Allen Admission is free; VIP area tickets available
admitted free with purchase of adult ticket. Park Tom Mays Unit’s Upper Sunset Parking Theatres Cineport 10. soon. Information: 544-9550 or elpasobridal-
Information: 229-1416, elpasocoyotes.com or lot, with 100-mile and 100K events, both indi- showcase.com.
Melissa Kraut – El Paso Pro-Musica pres-
on Facebook and Twitter. vidual and relay, offered. The 100-mile event ents performances by the cellist in residency at Special Olympics Figure Skating — The
• Saturday, Feb. 2: Rio Grande Valley begins at 5 a.m. Saturday, with a 36-hour cut- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at NMSU’s 2019 figure skating competition begins at 10
Barracudas off. The 100K event begins at 6 a.m. with a 35- Atkinson Recital Hall in Las Cruces, and a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at El Paso County
• Friday, Feb. 8: Monterrey Flash hour cutoff. Entry fee is $200 through Jan. 8; Thursday, Feb. 21, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Coliseum Events Center, 4100 Paisano (at
UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners’ $220 after for the 100-mile, $155 through Jan. Recital Hall. Tickets: $25 ($20 senior/military; County Coliseum). Opening ceremony starts at
home games are at 7 p.m .at the Don Haskins 8; $170 after for the 100K. Registration at $5 students) Information: 747-8163 or 9:30 a.m. Spectator admission is free.
Center. Tickets: $8-$28. Information: 747-5234 active.com. Information: eppm.org. Information: 533-8229 or on Facebook.
or utepathletics.com. trailracingovertexas.com/lone-star-100.
• Thursday, Feb. 7: Florida Atlantic El Paso Rhinos - El Paso’s Junior League ice
• Saturday, Feb. 9: FIU. hockey team’s home games are 7 p.m. Friday
NMSU Department of Music —The 37th and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at El Paso
annual Southwest Honor Band and Orchestra County Coliseum Events Center, next to the
Festival is Friday through Sunday, Feb. 8-10, Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $5-$30.
with guest conductors Paul Popiel of University Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhi-
of Kansas and Ricky Brooks of University of nos.com.
Central Arkansas, with guest composer James • Feb. 8-10: Northern Colorado Eagles
Grant. Most performances are at 7:30 p.m. at • Feb. 22-24: Oklahoma City Blazers
the Atkinson Music Recital Hall. Admission is UTEP Department of Music —
free. Information: (575) 646-2304 or Performances are at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall.
music.nmsu.edu. Performance at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise list-
Valentine’s Super Love Jam — Zapp, ed. Tickets prices vary.Information: 747-5606
Ready 4 The World featuring Melvin Riley or utep.edu/liberalarts/music/.
Heatwave, Midnight Star, A Taste of Honey, • Percussion/Chorale Collaboration Concert is
The Delfonics, and Bloodstone are featured at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10.
this year’s Love Jam at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. • UTEP Wind Symphony performs Tuesday,
8, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: Feb. 19.
$28.50 and $49.50 (Ticketmaster). • A Horn Choir Concert is 3 p.m. Sunday,
Feb. 24.
Safari Nights Gala — El Paso Chapter of • UTEP Symphony Orchestra performs
the Safari Club International hosts its 16th Tuesday, Feb. 26.
annual gala, auction and expo at 5 p.m. • UTEP Choirs perform Thursday, Feb. 28.
Saturday, Feb. 9, at El Maida Shrine, 6331
Alabama. Tickets: $100 ($40 youth).
‘Shakespeare in Love!’ — El Paso
Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series
Information: 584-9300, scielpaso.org or on
presents veteran members of the Shakespeare
Facebook.
on-the-Rocks theater company performing as
Acro-Cats — The show featuring the trained their outreach group, Shakespeare on-the-Run
“Rock Cats Rescue” is 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the
Feb. 9, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in Philanthropy Theatre (next to the Plaza
Las Cruces. Tickets: $22-$40. Information: Theatre). Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster).
(575) 523-6403 or RioGrandeTheaftre.com. Information: 533-4020 or epcf.org.
Chocolate Fantasia – Mimbres Region Arts Coin Show - The International Coin Club of
Council’s 20th annual celebration of arts and El Paso’s 56th annual Coin Show is Feb. 15-17
sweet delicacies is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, at El Maida Hall, 6331 Alabama, with more than
Feb. 9, in downtown Silver City. Tickets: $25 50 tables of coins, paper money, medals and
for 20 individual pieces of chocolate; available tokens by dealers from around the country.
at eventbrite.com. Information: (575) 538-2505 Hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
or chocolatefantasia.org. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

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the visit of the Magi bearing gifts for the
infant Jesus. The Eastern branches of Alma Calderon 22 EPSMF 9 Mustard Seed Café 23
Christianity mark that date (or Jan. 19
for those who the Julian calendar) as the Ardovino’s Desert Crossing 20 El Paso Symphony 11 Nayda’s Gems & Stones 31
commemoration of Jesus’ baptism by When we read stories of great
John in the Jordan River. Christian leaders, we often discover they
On a more secular level, it’s often con- had such moments. For St. Augustine, it
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sidered the deadline for taking down was hearing a voice that said, “Take up
Christmas decorations. Here on the bor- and read,” which led him to a verse in
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der, it’s celebrated with Three Kings’ the Book of Romans that changed his
Cake (rosca de reyes) that has a figure life. For Martin Luther, it was also a sin-
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of the baby Jesus hidden inside. gle verse from Romans (1:17, “the right-
As for me, I just like the word eous will live by faith”) that catapulted
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”ephiphany.” It suggests a special reve- his life in a new direction. And of course
lation from God. That’s the common there was St. Paul, who encountered the Beauty Solutions 5 Furrs Family Dining 17 PTEP 24
link between the Western and Eastern famous vision of Christ on the road to
traditions: In one case, “epiphany” sug- Damascus, which turned him from per- Books Are Gems 29 Hacienda de Mesilla 7 Reidsan 5
gests the presentation of the infant Jesus secutor of Christians into the greatest
to the Gentiles as one who has come as evangelist in history. Bruce’s Air 26 Hal Marcus Gallery 17 Rio Grande Cancer Fndtn 22
savior of the entire world. In the Eastern I don’t know the psychology of any
sense, it focuses on God’s pronounce- these historical figures, but I suspect that Casa de Flamenco 27 Hans Martial Arts 8 Showtime El Paso! 3
ment at Jesus’ baptism that “This is my all of them were wrestling with God in
Son, whom I love; with him I am well their own way before their moment of Cattleman's 16 Inni Heart Eatery 29 Simple Solutions 8
pleased” (Matt. 3:17). epiphany. I doubt any of them could be
In Mark and Luke, the account has described as complacent or content with CBD Whole Health 31 Joe Lowels 2 Sunland Park Racetrack 13
God the Father speaking directly to their life and the world around them.
Jesus: “You are my Son.” Some believe The first beatitude in the Sermon on Ceci Burgos Counseling 16 KTEP 28 The Cleaners 16
that it was at this moment that Jesus the Mount is “Blessed are the poor in
fully realized who he was. That’s an spirit for theirs is kingdom of heaven.” Eckankar Texas 17 Leo’s Mexican Food 30 Thunderbird Digital 11
interesting idea for theologians to deal There are many interpretations of “poor
with. For the rest of us, I suggest that in spirit,” but for me, I think of a spiritu- El Paso Art Association 7 Magoffin Home St. Hist Site 33 UTEP Athletics 30
just thinking about “epiphany” awakens al hunger that is open to revelation.
a hunger for some kind of special insight Randy Limbird is editor of EPCC 10 Mar Caribe 2 18 Vanities 35
from God that will inspire, motivate and El Paso Scene. Comments?
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