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entertainment, recreation & culture

Las Cruces Arts Fair
“El Paso Dreamcape”

features El Paso’s
Hal Marcus
“Avenida Juarez”

Hal Marcus, who has been painting
the El Paso region for decades,
is the featured artist March 1-3 at the
Las Cruces Convention Center.

“Under the Rainbow”

“El Mercado Juarez” “Celebrate El Paso!” “Gracias a Dios”

At the Zoo F E B R U A RY
$50 million in bond funding & 27 projects are making the
El Paso Zoo one of the city’s top attractions. — Page 19
w w w. e p s c e n e . c o m
Page 2 El Paso Scene February 2019
Ostromecki with a “Youth & Family Treasure Black El Paso Democrats — The 36th
Hunt.” Hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to annual Political Awareness and Awards Banquet

6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. is 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Wyndham El Paso
february 2019 Admission is free. Information: 241-6977 or on
Facebook at International Coin Club of El Paso.
Airport Hotel, 2027 Airway. Reception at 6
p.m.; dinner served at 7 p.m. Tickets: $75 until
The annual kids auction is 2 p.m. Saturday for Feb. 2. Information:
ROUNDUP ages 7 to 14. The kids auction is a no-cost auc-
tion; script provided for the bidding.
Speaker is Carla D. Brailey, Ph.D. This year’s
theme is “The Time for Change is Now.” Roundup 3-9
This year’s commemorative medal will honor Behind the Scene 4
Black Southwest Student Summit —
“Engine 3420, an El Paso Locomotive.”
The 2019 conference hosted by Black Scene Spotlight 4
Pet Fair — El Paso Parks and Recreation Programs at NMSU is Friday and Saturday, Dance 9
Department hosts its annual event 9 a.m. to 1 Feb. 15-16, at NMSU in Las Cruces, with this Here’s the Ticket 10-12
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Westside year’s theme “Embracing Our Excellence.”
Community Park, 7400 High Ridge. Vets, adop- General admission tickets are free, and avail-
Program Notes 13
tions, vendors, live entertainment and food able through Feb. 4 at Music 14
sales. Admission is free. Information: 212-0092 Check-in and registration is noon Friday, at Viva Juárez 15
or the Aggie Lounge, followed by icebreakers at 2 Sports 16-18
p.m., and a ’90s Party 6 to 10:30 p.m. in the
El Paso Bridal Showcase — 11 a.m. to 4
Corbett Center Ballroom. Feature:
p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Epic Railyard Center,
Saturday’s events include a breakfast and wel- At the Zoo 19-21
2201 E. Mills, with fashion shows, VIP area,
vendors and more. Admission is free; VIP tick-
come 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. in Hardman Jacobs Nature 22
Bourbon and Whiskey Festival —
ets available. Information: 544-9550 or elpaso-
Hall, 2nd floor lobby and Room 166 consecu- At the Museum 23-24
Several brands will be available for sampling 5 tively, followed by leadership sessions 8:30 to 5
to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Sunland Park
p.m. at various rooms in Hardman Jacobs. Gallery Talk 25
SW Art Scene 26-27, 29-30
Black History Month
Racetrack & Casino, 1200 Futurity, at Sunland Keynote brunch is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday,
Park Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Admission is in Corbett Center Doña Ana Room. Speaker to Keep on Bookin' 28
free. Tasting is $20 for 10 whiskey samples EPCC Black History Month — El Paso be announced. A BXSW Comedy Show is 7 to Taking a Look Back 29
(includes commemorative Glass). Information: Community College hosts events in February in 9 p.m. Saturday in Corbett Center.
(575) 874-5200 or celebration of Black History Month at EPCC’s On Stage 30
Live music by Brian Mars (country, rock), Administrative Center Auditorium, Building A,
Black History Month Parade and Rally Film Scene 31-32
— The annual Inter-Club Council Black History
Dusty Low (indie folk, country), Damian 9050 Viscount. This year’s theme is “Black
Month Parade begins at 10 a.m. February Feb. Stage Talk 32
Wyldes (indie, pop, country) and Broken Dime
Band (classic rock, country).
Migration.” Information: 831-7898 or
23, at Montana and Pershing and travels east History Lessons 32
A Gospel Concert is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb.
on Montana to Copia then south to Missouri Liner Notes 33
Coin Show - The International Coin Club of
15. Admission is free.
ending at Mary Webb Park, 3401 E. Missouri. March Preview 34
El Paso’s 56th annual Coin Show is Feb. 15-17 This year’s theme is “Black Migration.” A rally
at El Maida Hall, 6331 Alabama, with more than The Black History Legacy Awards Dinner is 6
follows the parade noon to 3 p.m. in Mary El Paso FishNet 34
50 tables of coins, paper money, medals and to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, with keynote
Webb Park, with vendor booths, family activi-
Advertiser Index 34
tokens by dealers from around the country. speaker Dr. Michael Williams. Tickets: $25 Jan.
ties and entertainment. Admission is free.
30-Feb. 20 at; no tickets
Special guest this year is former American
sold at the door; no refunds.
Subscription Form 34
Numismatic Association President Walt Please see Page 5

February 2019 El Paso Scene Page 3
Family Theatre, and Site-Specific Works Feb. his year marks a minor milestone
16. Page 18. for me: I have officially lived half
my life in El Paso. I came here in
1986 at age 33 as the New Mexico editor
El Paso Coin Show — The 56th annual
for the El Paso Times. The newsroom
coin show is Feb. 15-17 at El Maida Shrine,
was much bigger then and over the years
with this year’s medal honoring the Steam
fewer and fewer of the people I once
Locomotive, Engine 3420. Page 7.
EPCC Black History Month — El Paso worked alongside remained. So it was
Scene Spotlight highlights events Community College’s 2019 Black History particularly sad to see that the last two
advertised in this issue. celebration, “Black Migrations,” includes a from that era were retiring.
Gospel Concert Feb. 15 and Black History One is Bill Knight, who already was a
El Paso Senior Games — El Paso Parks Legacy Awards Dinner Feb. 26 with keynote veteran sports writer back when I came to
and Recreation’s 37th Senior Games are speaker Dr. Michael Williams, at the ASC the Times. He has been a mainstay of
March 2-May 22, with opening ceremony Building Auditorium. Page 11. local sports for decades, particularly
UTEP basketball, and arguably the best
March 2 at Polly Harris Senior Center.
storyteller on the staff. Whenever I
Page 35. Bourbon & Whiskey at the Park —
Sample premium bourbon and whiskey is
noticed a particular poignant observation The same year I left the El Paso Times
was the year I met Hal Marcus. I asked if
El Paso Live! — El Paso Live events at the
in some sports story I was reading, I
Feb. 16 at Sunland Park Racetrack and
I could use one of his paintings for the
Plaza Theater: Page 3.
would check back and look at the byline,
Casino, with live music. Page 15.
cover of the December 1993 El Paso
• Feb. 9: Broadway in El Paso presents
and tell myself, “Yep, I knew it was a
Scene. At that time Hal was just transi-
“Kinky Boots” Crossland Gallery — Showing through
Bill Knight story.”
tioning to becoming a full-time artist and
• Feb. 24: Julio Iglesias 50th Anniversary Feb. 22 at El Paso Art Association’s gallery is
Back in 1986, the photo editor at the
still had an office at his family’s real
Tour “con.FIGURE.ation.five.2019.” Page 22.
Times was Luis Villalobos (whose father
estate business. Hal and I have both man-
• Feb. 26: Chicago The Association’s General Meeting and
was a pioneer journalist for the Times),
aged to stay afloat in precarious occupa-
• Feb. 27: Tony Bennett with Antonia Demo is Feb. 10 with artist Terrance
an ex-marine who inspired loyalty among
tions — he as an artist and myself as an
Bennett Flores.
all the photographers in his department .
editor — for the past quarter-century.
Willie Nelson and Family perform Feb. 14 Submissions for “On the MAP El Paso &
Among the young photographers on his
When Hal told me that he had been
at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Beyond” are taken through March 27.
staff back then was Rudy Gutierrez.
El Paso Streetcar — The streetcars are ‘Beethoven’s Emperor’ — El Paso
Since I left the paper in 1993, I have asked to be the featured artist at the
operating daily with one-way and all-day Symphony Orchestra, conducted by
probably ran into Rudy more than anyone upcoming Las Cruces Arts Fair, I thought
passes available. Page 17. Bohuslav Rattay, presents selections by
else from the Times. He was always tak- this month’s cover would be a good
Beethoven and Prokofeiv Feb. 22-23 at the
ing photos of one event or another. The opportunity to share different images has
has painted of the region spanning the
Health and Wellness Classes — Rio
last time I saw him he was hustling from
Plaza Theatre with guest pianist Daria
past three decades.
Grande Cancer Foundation Saturday classes.
one side of the Sun Bowl to the other car-
Kiseleva. Page 16.
The oldest image on the cover is “El
Page 31.
rying a camera with a monster-size lens.
Mercado Juarez,” which was completed
• Feb. 2: Nutrition 101 Hal Marcus Gallery — Showing through
Rudy was always in motion, but still
in 1988. “Avenida Juarez” came after,
• Feb. 9: Breathing Techniques for Overall Feb. 28 is “Latina Arte,” works by eight
would stop and say hello.
and “Gracias a Dios” was finished in the
Health and Wellness regional Latina artists. Opening March 14 is
“Nudes & More,” works by 15 artists. Page Bill wrote his goodbye column for the
mid-90s. The other El Paso images on the
• Feb. 16: Self-Healing, Introduction to
14. Times a few weeks ago. Rudy is still tak-
cover are from the past few years, so you
Your Energy Body & Wellness.
ing photos for the Times but apparently is
Eckankar events — Eckankar: The Path to El Paso Artists Studio Tour — Deadline is
retiring in the very near future. That will can see the evolution of his style. You
Spiritual Freedom hosts a Light and Sound March 5 for artists interested in opening
leave no one at the Times who was there can always learn more by visiting his
Service Feb. 2, and a Spiritual Book discus- their studios for the public for the 12th
when I started. The most senior member gallery at 1308 N. Oregon, or go see his
sion Feb. 16 at El Paso Public Library’s annual studio tours planned April 27-28 on
of the newsroom, as far as I know, is booth at the Arts Fair March 1-3.
Maria Cortés Gonzalez — who actually ***
Memorial Park Branch. Page 13. the West Side and May 4-5 on the East Side.

worked for me the last couple of years I I confess that I have not been to the El
Page 25.
Magoffin Home State Historic Site
December events: Page 10. El Paso Links — The El Paso Chapter of was there. Paso Zoo in years, but after reading Lisa
• Feb. 2: Cooking Class (Creole gumbo & The Links, Inc. hosts “100 Helping Hands, I wish Bill and Rudy all the best and Tate’s story (see Page 19) it’s definitely at
New Orleans pudding) Linked to Halt Human Trafficking” March thank them for their decades of enriching the top of my to-do list. It’s probably one
• Feb. 13: Braintrust Bag Lunch talk 21 at Wyndham El Paso Airport, with guests our lives through the stories and images of the biggest civic improvement projects
(Octavia Magoffin’s Legacy) speakers Dr. Stephanie Powell, of Journey they shared on the newspaper pages. in the city that doesn’t involve freeways!
• Feb. 15: Cocoa Crawl Out, and survivor Angelica Gomez. Page 13.
• Feb. 16: Victorian Sci-Fi Club
Bel Air Reunion — Bel Air High School’s

February 2019
• Feb. 21: Make-A-Thing (Finger Knitting).
Class of 1969 hosts its 50 Year Reunion Oct.
SAXsational: The Next Generation — 18-19, open to all Bel Air alumni especially Randy Limbird
classes 1968-1970. Page 20. Editor and Publisher
El Paso Scene is published by Cristo
Showtime! El Paso presents saxophonist Rob
Rey Communications as a monthly guide
Verdi Feb. 7 at Abraham Chavez Theatre, (915) 542-1422
Southern New Mexico
with guest musicians from Irvin High School. to entertainment, recreation and culture in Albert Martinez
Page 6. Las Cruces Arts Fair — Doña Ana Arts the El Paso area. Copies are provided Advertising &
‘Always a Bridesmaid’ — El Paso
Council’s 9th annual fair featuring works by free at selected locations. Subscriptions Circulation Director
Playhouse presents the comedy Feb. 8-24,
more than 100 regional artists is March 1-3 are $10 a year, sent by 3rd class mail. (915) 920-7244
directed by Eurydice Saucedo. Page 9.
at Las Cruces Convention Center. Page 36. Circulation: 40,000 copies. Lisa Kay Tate
Deadline for news for the
Flickinger Center — Premier Series events News Editor
‘My Furry Valentine’ — Placita Madrid’s
for Flickinger Center for the Performing Arts
March issue is Feb. 18
(915) 542-1422 ext. 4
annual Valentine celebration is Feb. 9-10 in
in Alamogordo. Page 12.
the historic San Elizario with vendors, art Editorial Associates:
commissions, pet photo booth, live music
• Feb. 14: The Official Blues Brothers The March issue comes out Feb. 27 Yvonne T. Herrera, Will Summers
Revue and Chocolate Buffet
and more. Page 8. Advertising Executive:
• Feb. 23: Teresa Walters El Paso Scene
Roman Martinez
‘Love is in the Air’ — The Saldana Gallery • March 5: Masters of Soul.
P. O. Box 13615
and J.R.’s Gallery with the Adobe Horseshoe
Cowboy Days — New Mexico Farm & El Paso, Texas 79913 Circulation Associates:
Randy Friedman, Leo Marquez
PH: 542-1422
Theatre sponsor the Valentine’s celebration
Ranch Museum in Las Cruces hosts its annual
Feb. 9-10 in San Elizario art district, with Contributing Writers:
celebration of cowboy culture March 2-3 E-mail:
art, music, “shotgun weddings, vendors and Carol Viescas, Brian Chozick,
with demonstrations, chili cook-off, gunfight
gunfight reenactments. Page 20. Myrna Zanetell, John McVey Middagh
re-enactments and more. Page 24.
World Dance Alliance Americas General Jay Duncan
Fountain Theatre — Mesilla Valley Film
Assembly — UTEP Department of Theatre
Society’s theatre on the Plaza in historic Old Subscription Form is on Page 34
and Dance presents the gathering of national
Mesilla shows independent, art, foreign and Visit El Paso Scene Online at
and international dance artists with perform-
other non-mainstream films. Page 31.
ances Feb. 14-15 at Fox Fine Arts Wise
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Page 4 El Paso Scene February 2019
February Roundup inspired prizes, sponsored by downtown busi-
nesses, with five papel picado hearts hidden in
Cont’d from Page 3
one downtown business each week, leading up
to Valentine’s Day. One prize winner per heart
Information: 861-1745 or
hidden each week through Feb. 11. Details at
Parade/booth entry fee is $75. Registration
forms available at 861-0064. ‘I Heart Art’ Valentine’s Day Party —
NMSU Art Gallery, D.W. Williams Art
Black History Month at UTEP — The Center, 1390 E. University, hosts its
African-American Studies program presents a
4th annual Valentine’s party 6:30 p.m.
variety of events throughout campus in
Thursday, Feb. 14, with pop-up speed dating,
February. Program schedule to be announced.
a kissing photo booth, food and music. This
Information: African American Studies
year’s theme is secret admirers. Funds raised
Program,,, or
go toward programming in the new University
on Facebook at UTEP African American
Art Museum in Devasthali Hall. RSVP at (575)
646-2545 or
Valentine’s Day Valentine’s in Valentine — The 7th annu-
al music event is Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Old
San Elizario Valentine’s Day Mercantile in Valentine, Texas. Information:
Weekend — Various celebrations will be
sponsored Feb. 9-10 in the San Elizario art dis-
trict near the historic plaza.
• The artists and businesses at Placita Madrid, Southern New Mexico
1445 Main Street in San Elizario, host their
Valentine celebration 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For the Love of Arts Fiesta — The town
of Mesilla will host its annual art show starts at
Saturday and Sunday, with guest artists Candy
2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Old Mesilla
Mayer, Hannah Luse, and Kirsten Jadamczik,
Plaza, as part of For the Love of Art Month.
vendors Sox Hop, jewelry, Mex Crafts and live
The show features original works created by
music by Rocio Manriquez. There is also a pet
area artists. Admission is free. Information:
photo booth, doggy treats, and artists taking
painting commissions of pets from Robert
Dozal and Alberto Escamilla. Admission is free; Acro-Cats — The show featuring the trained
leashed pets welcome. Information: 851-0742 “Rock Cats Rescue” is 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday,
or Feb. 9, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in
• Bert Saldana Art Gallery and JR’s Gallery, Las Cruces. Tickets: $22-$40. Information:
1501 N. Main in San Elizario, with Adobe (575) 523-6403 or
Horseshoe Theatre, host Valentine’s Day
events 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. Chocolate Fantasia – Mimbres Region Arts
Sunday, with art, vendors, “shotgun weddings,” Council’s 20th annual celebration of arts and
and gunfight reenactments from The Pistoleros. sweet delicacies is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,
Live music by Fab4Cezz Saturday and Jerry Feb. 9, in historic downtown Silver City. This
Marquez Sunday. Information: 479-2926 or year’s theme is “Children’s Storybook Fantasia.” Participants can enjoy 20 unique,
locally made, handcrafted chocolates. Tickets:
Seniors Love Conference — El Paso $25 for 20 individual pieces of chocolate; avail-
Community College’s Senior Adult Program’s able at Awards ceremony for
24th annual conference, celebrating the col- best decorations and chocolates is 4:30 p.m.
lege’s 50th anniversary is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Event headquarters are at 416
Saturday, Feb. 9, at EPCC Administrative Bullard.Information: (575) 538-2505 or choco-
Service Center Auditorium, Building A, 9050
Viscount, featuring speakers, exhibitors, enter-
tainment, art exhibit and more. Food donations Vines in the Pines — The Art and Wine
accepted at the door. Information, conference Festival is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday,
passes are free: 831-7801 or Feb. 16-17 at Ruidoso Convention Center,
111 Sierra Blanca, with samples of New
Valentine dinner and dance — Santa Mexico wines, local art, crafts, food, boutique
Lucia Catholic Church, 518 Gallagher, will host vendors and other local brews. Live music 1 to
its annual Valentine fundraiser 6:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday from Chris Baker. Tickets: $20
midnight Saturday, Feb. 9, at the church’s through Feb. 15; $25 at the door per day.
Centro Amistad Hall, featuring a dinner and live Weekend passes are $30 in advance; $35 at the
music by Tejas Band. The church is celebrating door; available at
40 years. Dinner served 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.;
dance 8:30 p.m. to midnight. BYOB for wine Gathering of Quilts — The Winter
and liquor only; set-ups, sodas and beer avail- Quilters of Sierra County’s annual quilt Show is
able for purchase. No outside beer or coolers 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22-
allowed. Cost: $30 ($250 per table for 10); 23, at Ralph Edwards Convention Center, 400
reservations recommended. Tables for 10 avail- W. Fourth, in Truth of Consequences, N.M.
able with advance reservation. Information: Admission is free. Information: (575) 894-2959.
592-5245 or The Museum Rocks Gem & Mineral
‘Sunday In The ’40s Valentine’s Show — The 6th annual gem and mineral
Dance’ — Paso Del Norte Big Band, a 17- show is Feb. 23-24, at New Mexico Farm &
piece group, hosts 1940s style dancing and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping
music 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Springs Road in Las Cruces. More than 60 ven-
Woman’s Club of El Paso. All ages welcome; dors from Arizona, California, Oregon, Texas,
BYOB, food and snacks. Door prizes and raffle and Australia will sell both cut and uncut gem-
offered; participants encouraged to wear 1940s stones, rocks, minerals, fossils, meteorites, jew-
theme attire. Admission: $15 in advance; $20 at elry, jewelry-making supplies and more. The
the door. Information: 532-2043, 203-7292 or show includes educational displays, geology dis-
on Facebook at PDNbigband. cussions, door prizes, children’s activities, and
food and beverage for sale. Sponsored by
Hidden Hearts in Downtown — Friends of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch
Downtown Management District is giving the
public the opportunity to win Valentine’s
Please see Page 6

February 2019 El Paso Scene Page 5
February Roundup and storytellers. Daytime sessions are free.
Information: (432) 837-2326 or texascowboy-
Cont’d from Page 5
Headline events include a tribute to Marty
Heritage Museum. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Robbins featuring Jeff Gore at 1 p.m. Friday,
Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Feb. 22, and “Once Upon the West” poetry
Admission: $7 ($4 age 6-11; free for age 5 and
and music of Doris Daley and Eli Barsi at 1:30
younger); includes museum admission.
p.m. Saturday, Feb 23, in Marshall Auditorium.
Information: (575) 522-1232 or lcmuseum-
Tickets: $10 per event.
Showcase events are 7:30 p.m. each night.
Mardi Gras in the Clouds — The Friday headliners are Chris Isaacs, Jill Jones &
Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce will bring a Three Hands High, Kay Nowell, Jean Prescott,
little New Orleans to the mountain community Gary Prescott, and Jim Wilson. Saturday head-
March 1-3, on Burro Avenue with this year’s liners are Mike Blakely, Kristyn Harris, Yvonne
theme “History of America.” Food, music, ven- Hollenbeck, R.P. Smith and Rod Taylor.
dors, games a parade and more. Information: Admission: $15.
(575) 682-2733 or A chuckwagon breakfast is 7:30 a.m. each
Cajun cook-off is 6 p.m. Friday. Tasting trays; morning. Cost: $5.
$7. Street dance is 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Annual
parade is 3 p.m. Saturday. Something for everyone
Free tax preparation — AARP Foundation
Las Cruces Arts Fair — Doña Ana Arts offers free tax preparation for individuals with
Council’s 9th annual regional juried fine arts
low or moderate income Feb. 1-April 12 at
event is March 1-3 in the Las Cruces
selected El Paso Parks and Recreation Senior
Convention Center, 680 E University. More
Centers. Tax returns done by appointment
than 100 artists from across the country, some
only; call the Senior Center in advance to set
returning favorites and other first-time
up an appointment at location desired.
exhibitors, will offer work in eight categories,
including jewelry, mixed media, fabric, painting
• Grandview Sr. Ctr., 3134 Jefferson, 9 a.m. to
and drawing, print making and photography,
3 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. 566-1217
porcelain-pottery-glass, recycled materials, and
• Hilos de Plata Sr. Ctr., 4451 Delta, 9 a.m. to
woodwork-metalwork-sculpture. This year’s
3 p.m. Monday and Thursday. 533-3207.
featured artist is Hal Marcus.
• Polly Harris Sr. Ctr., 650 Wallenberg, 9 a.m.
Hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5
to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. 581-9525
p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday,
• Eastside Senior Center, 3200 Fierro, 10 a.m.
with entertainment by flamenco guitarist Jake
to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Friday. 591-4292.
Mossman Friday and Saturday, and food and
• Galatzan Rec. Center, 650 Wallenberg, 9
beverages will be available to purchase.
a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. 581-5182.
Tickets: $10 at the door; $15 for a two-adult
pass when purchased in advance; free for age Free Tax Services — United Way of El
12 and under. Ticket holders may reenter the Paso County (UWEPC) offers tax return servic-
event one additional day at no charge. Tickets es for individuals and families with household
available in advance at DAAC offices, 1740 incomes of $66,000 or less to file for free

Calle de Mercado in Mesilla; Cutter Gallery, through MyFreeTaxes through April 15.
2640 El Paseo; the Frame and Art Center, Information: 1100 S. Main, and in El Paso at the Hal Marcus Taxpayers needing one-to-one assistance can

Gallery, 1308 N. Oregon or online at also visit a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Information: (575) 523-6403. (VITA) Site to access IRS-certified volunteers

Feb. 7, 2019
The DAAC offers two student booths, repre- who can prepare basic returns for families or
senting emerging artists from New Mexico individuals with an annual household income of
State University and Doña Ana Community $54,000 or less. Final tax preparation day is 9
7:00 p.m. College. a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Full list of
Abraham Chavez Silent auction featuring works by each partici- sites available at

The Next Generation Theatre
pating artist is 2 p.m. Sunday. Families in the Canutillo area can visit the
A Quick Art contest is 11 a.m. to noon with VITA site located at the Canutillo High School
16 artists creating art as the audience watches, Library, 6675 S. Desert, from 4:30 p.m. to 8
Rob Verdi explores the with all pieces then available to purchase by p.m. Wednesdays Feb. 13-April 3 (except.
new generation of popu-
silent auction. Feb. 27, March 13 and 20).

lar music with student Cowboy Days — The 20th annual celebra- Cars and Coffee — The Substation, 145 E.
musicians from Irvin
tion of Southwest pioneer heritage is 9 a.m. to Sunset, hosts it monthly meetup for car lovers

High School, performing
5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Coffee available
March 2-3, at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch at 2Ten Coffee Roasters. Information: or on
a repertoire of swing era Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Rd., Facebook at SubstationEP.
classics along with Las Cruces, with two days of cowboy demon-
Health and Wellness Classes — Rio
trendy pop, rock and
strations, chuckwagon cooking, children’s activ-
Grande Cancer Foundation, 616 N Virginia,
R&B songs.
ities, mounted shooting, the 3rd annual CASI
Suite D, hosts the following Saturday classes 10
Chili Cook-Off, cowboy music, pony rides,
to 11:30 a.m. Classes are free but space is lim-
gunfight re-enactments, and food and craft ven-
Verdi is a master saxo-
ited; call for reservations. Information: 562-
dors. Admission: $5 per person; age 4 and
7660 or
phonist who entertained
younger free. Information: (575) 522-4100 or
• Feb. 2: Nutrition 101 with Sofia
Disneyland guests for 22
Mechanical bull and mini-train rides are $3
years with the Side Street
• Feb. 9: Breathing Techniques for Overall
each, and pony rides are $5.
Strutters and also creat-
Health and Wellness, with Deb Grado
• Feb. 16: Self-Healing, Introduction to Your
ed the show Saxophobia. West Texas Energy Body & Wellness, with Lynn
Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering —
Tickets are $30 general admission at the door The 33rd annual gathering is Feb. 22-23 at Sul Bonhoeffer Seminar — Jonathan Sorum
($10 children 6-18, or full-time students with ID ages 18-25) Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. The sec- will lead a 5-day seminar on Dietrich
ond oldest of its kind in the country, the event Bonhoeffer 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through
5-ticket packages available for $75 that can be used interchangeably for SAXSational or our offers stage shows and individual performances
other two remaining season shows. For more information, go to by nationally known cowboy poets, musicians
Please see Page 7

Page 6 El Paso Scene February 2019
February Roundup tions, “Transforming Urban Landscapes: Food
Forests and Therapeutic Gardens” with Lauren
Cont’d from Page 6
Baldwin, Director of Sustainability at Creosote
Collaborative; “Greening the Chihuahuan
Friday, Feb. 11-15, at DoubleTree Hotel, 600 Desert” with Alejandro Carrillo, Director of
N. El Paso. Sorum wrote his doctoral thesis on Pasticultores del Desierto, A.C.; and “Flash
Bonhoeffer, and teaches at the Institute of Agriculture: Soil Analysis for Organic
Lutheran Theology (ILT), an accredited gradu- Agriculture” with Dr. Joe Ellington of NMSU.
ate school. Cost: $15 per day ($1,030 tuition is The program also includes a showing of the
taken for graduate credit). All participants are short documentary “One Hundred Thousand
encouraged to read Bonhoeffer’s “The Cost of Beating Hearts,” directed by Peter Byck.
Discipleship” in advance. Information: Rev.
Data Entry volunteers — The Arc of El
Lenae Rasmussen, 238-9000 or
Paso, a non-profit organization serving people
with intellectual & developmental disabilities,
EPCC Border Learning Conference - El seeks volunteers to assist with data entry work
Paso Community College hosts the conference a few hours per week in February and March.
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the To volunteer, call Tom at 494-0596.
DoubleTree Hotel, 600 N. El Paso Information: 564-4978 or
(Downtown). Registration: $90 by Jan. 31;
Geeks Who Drink — The homegrown Pub
$125 after. Information: 241-9348 or border-
Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and
the UK, host quiz nights at various locations in
Las Cruces Christian Community El Paso. Themed quizzes also held periodically.
Development Gathering — The Participation is free for most events.
“Gathering of Reconciliation, Justice and Information, registration:
Mercy” is Friday through Sunday, Feb. 15-17, Schedule subject to change:
at University Presbyterian Church, 2010 • Glass Half Full Tap Room at Alamo
Wisconsin in Las Cruces, with breakout ses- Drafthouse, 250 E. Montecillo, 5 p.m. Sundays
sions and a night of worship. Keynote speakers and 8 p.m. Tuesdays
are Carl Ellis, Jr., Albert Reyes, and Tracy • Happy’s Barley & Vine, 7 p.m. Mondays.
Bryan. Cost: $75. Information, full schedule: • Joe Vinny & Bronson’s Bohemian Cafe, 8
(575) 650-5412, or p.m. Mondays. • Border City Ale House, 1506 Lee Trevino,
and Craft & Social, 305 E Franklin, 8 p.m.
Creative Community Meetings — AIGA Thursday
El Paso and Artspace Lofts host the monthly
• Thunderbird Taproom at Whole Foods, 100
series of meetings for the creative community
Pitt, 7 p.m. Thursdays.
every third Thursday of the month (Feb. 21) at
Artspace E Paso Lofts, 601 N. Oregon. LULAC Women’s Forum — LULAC
Admission is free and the public is invited. District IV hosts its annual conference 8 a.m. to
Information: or on Facebook.. 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Hilton Garden
A Cocktails with Creatives follows at 8 p.m. Inn, 111 W. University (next to UTEP), featur-
at the Gray Dog, 500 N. Oregon. ing talks on immigration, law enforcement,
EPITA Seminar — El Paso Interpreters and education, healing herbs, ancestors and spiritu-
Translators Association (EPITA) hosts a contin- ality, along with a fashion and hair show, and
uing education seminar for people interested in vendors. Registration: $30 (includes lunch).
Interpretation and Translation profession 8 Information: Rebeca Bustamante, 422-4115;
a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at UTEP’s Chris Fraga, 999-2743; Ruth Ramirez, 252-
Liberal Arts Building Room 222. Information: 3917 or Mary Yanez, 329-1967.
204-5327 or A dropoff box will collect toiletries, including
shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, etc., to be
Vegetarian Society of El Paso Spring donated to help immigrants.
Fiesta — Vegan bodybuilder Thomas Tadlock
is the guest speaker for the society’s dinner at Eckankar programs — Eckankar in Texas
6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Radisson El Paso hosts free programs at 3 p.m. selected
Airport, 1770 Airway (Atrium Tower Saturdays at El Paso Public Library Memorial
Entrance). Cost (all inclusive): $24; $22 mem- Branch, 3200 Copper. Information: (703) 434-
bers and students with ID ($10 children 12 and 1196 or
younger). Reservations (due by Feb. 19): text
to 877-3030 or Information:
Bazaars and fairs
Thomas hosts Vegan Body Revolution podcast Sportscard and Toy Collectible Show
and is author of the book “Miracle Metabolism: — The trading card and toy shows are 10 a.m.
Your Step-by-Step Guide to Quickly Lose Fat, to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Sunland Park
Gain Muscle, and Heal at Any Age.” Mall, hosted by J & M Sportscards. Information:
‘Community Encounters: Justice’ — El
Paso Holocaust Museum, in partnership with Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert
Temple Mount Sinai, the Interfaith Alliance and Crossing — The 14th annual market runs 9
the YWCA Racial Justice Program, presents an a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert
evening of dinner and dialogue Thursday, Feb. Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park,
28, at Temple Mount Sinai, 4408 N. Stanton. N.M. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, or
The event invites participants to share a meal or on Facebook.
and their own stories, viewpoints, and perspec- Super Bowl shopping day is Feb. 2. Wear a
tives. Admission and dinner is free; please RSVP team jersey for a discount. Children’s Dental
at 351-0048 or Health Day activities are Feb. 9. National
Almond Day Cooking Demo for rocky road
Cultivate Forum — The forum on local
almond bark is 10 to 11 a.m. Feb. 16.
food systems and sustainability is 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 28, at El Paso Community Sunrise Lions Gun Show — The semian-
Foundation’s Foundation Room, 333 N. nual gun and outdoors show opens at 9 a.m. to
Oregon Street. Admission is free; light refresh- 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday,
ments served. Information: Gary Williams, 533- Feb. 23-24, at Las Cruces Convention Center,
4020 or
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February Roundup Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market auction is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Feb. 3, at the Monti Warrior Zone with free
— 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main, Las snacks, prizes, and food and drink specials, Call
Cont’d from Page 7
Saturdays along a 7-block area of Main Street, Cruces. About 250 lots of rugs and other for time: 741-3000.
Downtown. Information: (575) 541-2288 or Native American art will be offered. Preview is
680 E. University in Las Cruces. Information:
9 to 11:30 a.m. with auction starting at noon.
Cupid’s Cantina — The Valentine’s Day event is 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Fort
Auction conducted by the R.B. Burnham
Downtown Artist and Farmers Market Upper Valley Artists and Farmers Trading Post. Admission is free; proceeds from
Bliss’s Sam Adams Pub, with music, and min-
— The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural
Market — The artist and farmers market is sales benefit Navajo weavers and the
gling. Food and drink specials offered.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, at the Substation on Admission is free to the public, age 21 and
Affairs Department’s market for area artists Foundation. Information:
Doniphan at Sunset. Admission is free. older. Information: 479-0103.
and regionally grown agricultural products is 9 Appraisals of Native American rugs, jewelry,
and baskets will be available 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Old Fort Bliss — Building 5054, corner of
For a good cause
a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in the Union Plaza
District along Anthony Street. Information: Feb. 1, at the center for a donation of $10 per Pershing and Pleasanton Roads, Fort Bliss. The
212-1780 or Navajo Rug Auction — Foundation for Las item (no Kachina dolls or paintings). Old West days of the “Soldiers of the Pass” are
Cruces Museums’ 5th fundraising Navajo rug relived through replicas of the original adobe
Woman’s Club Casino Night — The
fort buildings and military artifacts,
Woman’s Club of El Paso, 1400 N. Mesa, hosts
Magoffinsville Post 1854 to 1868. Hours are 9
its casino night fundraiser at Saturday, Feb. 2.
a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; by
Dress is casual. Tickets: $45. Information: 532-
appointment only Saturday. Admission is free.
6131 or Information:
Information: 568-4518 or 588-8482 or on
Safari Nights Gala — El Paso Chapter of Facebook at Old Fort Bliss.
the Safari Club International hosts its 16th
annual gala, auction and expo at 5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 9, at El Maida Shrine, 6331 Club news
Alabama, with 30 outfitter booths from around
the world, wildlife artists and outdoor equip-
L‘Alliance Française d’El Paso — The
nonprofit cultural institute promotes French
ment specialists. Tickets: $100 ($40 youth).
culture and language. Information: 246-3810,
Information: 584-9300 or
Coffee with the CEO — El Pasoans Spring French classes for children and adults
Fighting Hunger, 9541 Plaza Circle, offers an are held (based on enrollment) are at
opportunity for people to learn how they can University Presbyterian Church, 244 Resler.
get involved with the organization from CEO Information: 346-3810 or 585-1789.
Susan E. Goodell at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, Crêpe Cooking Class is 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
with a tour of the facilities, refreshments and Saturday, Feb. 2, at University Presbyterian
discussion of how people can help the food Church. Cost: $20 ($15 members), class size
bank. RSVP to Terri Wyatt at 298-0353 or twy- limited. Register at Information: elpasoansfight- Mardi Gras celebration is Saturday, March 2.
Doña Ana Photography Club (DAPC)
Power of the Purse — The Women’s — The club meets 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5
Fund of El Paso annual event is 6 to 10 p.m. and 19, at Southwest Environmental Center.
Friday, March 1, at EPIC Railyard Event Admission is free and the public is welcome.
Center, 2201 E. Mills, with shopping and silent Information: (575) 323-3624 or
auction. Tickets: $53.08 (
Information: 218-2610 or • Feb. 5: Lisa Mandelkern, “Fragile Beauty,”
on photographing desert plants and insects.
Fort Bliss • Feb. 19: Carl Maier will present an introduc-
Fort Bliss Outdoor Recreation — A tion to macro photography and focus stacking.
Snow Shoeing Trip at Lincoln National Forest is Westside Welcome Club — Information:
planned for age 14 and older. Cost: $20; $30
for civilians. Snowshoes and transportation pro- The monthly free newcomer coffee is 10 a.m.
vided. Call for dates. Information: 744-1532 or Friday, Feb. 8, at the Hal Marcus Gallery, 1308 N. Oregon.
Super Bowl event at Fort Bliss — The The monthly luncheon is Wednesday, Feb.
Super Bowl party at Fort Bliss begins at Sunday, 13, at Mi Piaci Ristorante, 5411 N. Mesa.
Speaker is Arianna Marcee, executive director
of El Paso Opera. Cost for lunch: $22 (for veg-
etarian options, indicate with reservation). Send
check by Feb. 8 to WWC, PO Box 13167,
79913, or bring to monthly coffee.

Germania Club — The Germania Club of
El Paso’s monthly luncheon is 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 14, at Underwood Golf Course
3200 Coe, on Fort Bliss. Newcomers always
welcome. Information, reservations: 755-5471.

El Paso Retired Teachers luncheon —
All retired teachers and school personnel are
invited to a luncheon meeting at noon
Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Wyndham Hotel,
2027 Airway, with program on arts in El Paso.
Cost: $18. Information: 253-5792.

International Coin Club — El Paso’s only
coin club meets at 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. the sec-
ond Monday of the month at St. Paul’s United
Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere, with pre-
sentations and auction to follow. Visitors always
welcome, and admission free for first-time visi-
tors. Information: 533-6001, 241-6977 or on

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February Roundup Feb. 3, for “Game Day Widows Escape.”
Smith plays folk, blue and other acoustic gen-
Cont’d from Page 8
res. Super Bowl “escapees” can play board and
card games.
Area attractions
Western Playland — The amusement park
El Paso Streetcars — The restored street- is at 1249 Futurity Dr. in Sunland Park, N.M.
cars run daily on two connected loop routes, across from the racetrack. Tickets (tax not
covering a total of 4.8 miles, from Father Rahm included): $21.99 42 inches or taller or $16.97
in South El Paso to Glory Road in Kern Place. juniors 34 to 41 inches (pay one price); $5 non-
Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. rider admission. Individual ride tickets are
Monday through Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. $2.50; rides are 1 or 2 tickets. Information:
Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to (575) 589-3410, or on
5 p.m. Sunday. Facebook.
Fares: $1.50 ($3.50 day pass); $1 military and Season opens 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday and
ages 6-18; 30 cents for seniors and disabled Sunday, Feb. 23-24.
with Sun Metro ID. Information: 212-3333, March hours are 2 to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 2 or on Facebook. to 7 p.m. Sundays.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — Indian Cliffs Ranch — The working cattle
1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), ranch in Fabens offers a children’s zoo, buffalo,
Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 longhorns, deer, rattlesnake pit, movie sets and
a.m. Sunday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 2 the Fort Apache playground. It’s also home to
a.m. Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday the famous Cattleman’s Steakhouse.
and Saturday. Information: (575) 874-5200 or Information: (915) 544-3200 or cattle-
Mesa Vista Wine Tasting Room — The La Viña Winery — 4201 S. NM Highway
new tasting room, which includes wine and 28, one mile north of Vinton Road. Information:
craft beer, is at 3200 Hwy 28 in Anthony, N.M. (575) 882-7632 or
(La Union area at NM 28 and S. Vinton Road). The tasting room and patio are open for sales
Open Thursday through Sunday. The room and tasting of wines from noon to 5 p.m.
also features local alpaca products and Thursday through Tuesday (closed
Mayaluna Yarns. Live music featured 2 to 5 Wednesdays). Tasting fee is $5. A daily tour is
p.m. Saturdays. Information: 494-7248 or offered at 11:30 a.m. by appointment only; the $10 fee includes tasting.
C.L. Smith will play 2:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday,

USA Dance — USA Dance Las Cruces NM Lonnie Ludeman. The dance begins with begin-
Chapter 5058, hosts an afternoon dance 2:45 ners’ lessons at 7:30 p.m.; no partner or expe-
to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, at Belton Bridge rience needed. Cost: $6 ($4 youth; $15 family).
Center, 1214 E. Madrid in Las Cruces. Information: (575) 522-1691 or
Admission: $10 ($5 members); free age 12 and
‘A Western Ode’ — Mesilla Valley Dance
younger. Information: Jerry, (575) 639-3993 or
Eclectic presents its original family-friendly
Facebook at USADanceLasCruces.
show inspired by story elements of the epic
Hilario and Cynthia will demonstrate the
poem, “The Odyssey” 8 p.m. Saturday and 2
Milonga at 4:35 p.m.
p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23-24, at the Black Box
Valentine Dance - USA Desert Dancers Theatre, 430 N. Main in the Las Cruces
Chapter 5017 hosts a “Dancing from the Downtown Mall. Tickets:
Heart” dance 2:15 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, Information:
at Shundo Dance Studio, 120 Paragon Lane. Follow the adventures of a girl who left home
Rumba lessons from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. No part- to move out west for a better life, is forced to
ner needed. Admission: $11 ($7 members and navigate through a long series of wanderings
military; $5 students). Information: Rachel, 345- and hardships to make her way back home.
6432; Georgena, 328-0527 or Original choreography by the members of
Mesilla Valley Dance Collective tell a story
World Dance Alliance Americas — The through genres of dance ranging from classical
UTEP Department of Theater & Dance hosts ballet to modern dance.
the World Dance Alliance Americas General
Assembly, “Moving Interactions: Dancing Munson Center Saturday Night Dance
through In-Between Borders” Feb. 14-16, at — Munson Center, 975 S. Mesquite, Las
UTEP’s Wise Family Theatre, with original Cruces, hosts its monthly senior adults 4 to 6
works from UTEP faculty members, nationally p.m. on the first Saturday of the month (Feb.
renowned guest artists Jose Zamora and 2, March 2). Tickets: $3;. Information: (575)
Shannon Mockli, and UTEP alumni-collective 541-3000.
Fawnz Dance Company. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.
Dancing with Parkinson’s — The dance
Thursday and Friday, and noon Saturday.
classes for people with Parkinson’s and
Tickets: $10. Information: 747-5118, the-
Movement Disorders El Paso are 10:30 to or on Facebook.
11:45 a.m. Fridays at St. Alban’s Episcopal
Contra Dance — The Southern New Church, 1810 Elm. Professional caregivers and
Mexico Music and Dance Society’s monthly family (age 16 and older) are welcome. No
contra dance is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. dance partner necessary. Walker and wheel-
15, at Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle chair friendly. Classes are modeled after the
de Santiago in Las Cruces. This month is a Mark Morris Dance Group/ Brooklyn
Mardi Gras theme with music by Bayou Seco of Parkinson’s Group/Dance for PD program.
Silver City, recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Beginning classes integrate all styles of music
Award for Excellence in the Arts. Caller is and movement. Cost: $5 for dancer/patient
(first class is free). Information: 345-1438.

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For event tickets sold through Ticketmaster, MRAC Indie/Folk Series — Abbie
call 1-800-745-3000 or go to Gardner, dobro player and member of America
Unless indicated, prices listed do not include Red Molly for 11 years, performs at 7:30 p.m.
service charges. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Buckhorn Opera
House in Pinos Altos, near Silver City, N.M.
Shen Yun 2019 — The celebration of 5,000
Tickets: $20 per show. Information: (575) 538-
years of Chinese culture through music and
2505 or
dance returns to the area for three shows Feb.
• March 30: Monica Rizzio. Outlaw
2-3, at the Plaza Theatre. Performances are 2
Country/Folk singer-songwriter from Texas.
and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.
• April 20: Bus Tapes. Bluesy acoustic duo
Tickets: $80-$150. Information: 1-800-380-
Case and Heather Tanner.
8265 or
Three-show pack available for $55.
Saxsational, The Next Generation —
Showtime! El Paso presents a new generation
Julio Iglesias — Arguably the most celebrat-
ed artist in Spanish and Latin music history per-
of saxophone and swing music 7 p.m.
forms at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at the
Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Abraham Chavez
Plaza Theatre. Iglesias is the best-selling Latino
Theatre. Individual tickets are $30 at the door
artist and one of the top 10 best-selling artists
($10 children 6-18, or full-time students with
overall with more than 300 million records sold
ID ages 18-25). Information: 247-2726 or
in 14 languages. Tickets: $69.50-$114.50
Saxophonist Rob Verdi explores the new gen-
eration of popular music with student musicians Chicago — The legendary rock band and El
from Irvin High School, performing a repertoire Paso favorite returns at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,
of swing era classics along with trendy pop, Feb. 26, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $49.50-
rock and R&B songs. $89.50; VIP packages are $375-$450
Valentine’s Super Love Jam — Zapp,
Ready 4 The World featuring Melvin Riley Jim Breuer — The stand-up comic and SNL
Heatwave, Midnight Star, A Taste of Honey, alumnus performs his “Comedy, Stories and
The Delfonics, and Bloodstone are featured at More” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at
this year’s Love Jam at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Tickets: $32-$62;
8, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: VIP tickets $162 (Ticketmaster).
$28.50 and $49.50 (Ticketmaster).
Tony Bennett — The Grammy Award-win-
‘Kinky Boots’ — Broadway in El Paso pres- ning singer performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday,
ents the hit musical with songs by Grammy and Feb. 27, at the Plaza Theatre Center for the
Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper at 2 and Performing Arts, with special guest Antonia
8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Plaza Theatre Bennett. Tickets: $59.50-
(Ticketmaster). Tickets: $30-$70. Information: $$99.50(Ticketmaster).
231-1111 or
Inspired by true events, the story is about a Ángela Aguilar — The mariachi/ranchera
shoe factory’s future hanging in the balance, singer, daughter of Pepe Aguilar, performs at
when help arrives in the unlikely but spectacu- 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Plaza
lar form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need Theatre, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $40-$110
of some sturdy new stilettos. (Ticketmaster).

Los Tucanes de Tijuana — The popular Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular — The
Mexican band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, popular laser rock show returns with a special
Feb. 9, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: celebration of 50 years of Pink Floyd at 8 p.m.
$39.50-$119.50(Ticketmaster). Friday, March 1, at the Abraham Chavez
Theatre. Paramount’s Laser Spectacular has
The Real Comedians Tour — Tahir become a cult classic. Tickets: $25, $30 and
Moore hosts the tour with headliner $35 (Ticketmaster).
KevOnStage and performance by Tony Baker
at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Christ Temple Bill Maher — The “politically incorrect”
Apostolic Church of El Paso, 11160 comic returns to El Paso at 8 p.m. Saturday,
Montwood. Tickets: $30; $40 VIP with March 2, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $59 to
entrance at 5:45 p.m. and photo ops with the $99 (Ticketmaster).
performers ( ‘A oscuras me da risa’ — The contempo-
Willie Nelson & Family — The country rary Mexican comedy directed by Daniel
legend returns at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Chavez and Ariel Miramontes Albertano, is 7
Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $39.75- p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Plaza Theatre,
$79.75 (Ticketmaster). VIP packages start at starring Alexis Ayala, Raquel Bigorra, Armando
$254. Araiza, Benito Castro, Jose Luis Guarneros and
Diana Motta. Tickets: $35-$90 (Ticketmaster).
El Mariachi Los Camperos — The two-
time Grammy-winning mariachi troupe, found- ‘Evita’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the
ed in 1961, performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, Tony-winning Best Musical by Tim Rice and
at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets; $25-$75 Andrew Lloyd Webber at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
(Ticketmaster). Saturday, March 9, at the Plaza Theatre.
Tickets: $30 to $70 (Ticketmaster).
Gabriel Iglesias — The comedian’s “Beyond Information: 231-1111 or
the Fluffy” World Tour” is 8 p.m. Friday, Feb.
22, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Iglesias is Eva Peron’s story unfolds in the musical about
one of the few elite comedians who has head- the rise and fall of one of the world’s most
lined and sold out the Staples Center, Madison glamorous first ladies, featuring hits like the
Square Garden and the Sydney Opera House. classic “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina.”
Tickets: $40-$75 ( and
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Here’s the Ticket Los Angeles Azules — The internationally
popular cumbia sinfoncia group performs at
Cont’d from Page 10
8:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, at El Paso County
Coliseum. Tickets: $40-$125 (Ticketmaster).
Marisela y Amanda Miguel — Two of Los Ángeles Azules was formed in Mexico
Latin America’s celebrated divas who made
City by the Mejía Avante family in 1976. The
music history in the 1980s will share the stage
group, which specializes in grupera music,
at 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, at the Plaza
released the album “Inolvidables” in 1996 and
Theatre, sharing music, nostalgia, and memo-
have since produced more than 30 hit albums.
ries. Tickets: $48-$150 (Ticketmaster).
Pancho Barraza — The Mexican singer-
La Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga — songwriter performs at 9 p.m. Friday, May 3,
The popular Mexican group performs at 8 p.m.
at The Plaza Theater. Tickets: $59-$119
Saturday, March 16, at UTEP’s Don Haskins
Center. Tickets: $39-$149. (Ticketmaster).
The Piano Guys — The Piano Guys return
‘PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate to El Paso with their highly original blend of
Adventure’ — The Nickelodeon presents a classical music and pop at 8 p.m. Friday, May
live adventure at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday,
3, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $59-
and noon and 4 p.m. Sunday, March 23-24, at
$79; VIP tickets $134.50 (Ticketmaster)
El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets start at $20.
Limited number of VIP (Very Important Pup) Slayer — The trash metal legends perform at
packages available for $120 (Ticketmaster). 6 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at UTEP’s Don Haskins
Center, with Lamb of God, Amon Amarth and
‘Tejano Legends’ — Grammy winners Cannibal Corpse. Tickets: $43-$83; VIP pack-
Little Joe y la Familia, Ruben Ramos and
ages are $192 (Ticketmaster).
Roberto Pulido headline the Tex-Mex music
style tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Gran Baile Dia de las Madres — The
Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30 to Mothers Day Dance is 8 p.m. Saturday, May
$75(Ticketmaster). 11, at El Paso County Coliseum, with Roberto
Tapia and La Adictiva Banda San Jose de
Bad Bunny — One of biggest rising stars in Mesillas. Tickets: $25-$60 (Ticketmaster).
Latin trap music performs at 7 p.m. Sunday,
March 31, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. New Kids On the Block — The 1980s
Tickets: $61-$151 (Ticketmaster). “boy band” legends bring their Mix Tape Tour
to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at
Ron ‘Tater Salad’ White — The cigar- UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with special
smoking, scotch-drinking stand-up comic from
guests hip-hop icons Salt N Pepa, Naughty By
the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon makes
Nature, and pop stars Tiffany and Debbie
his return to El Paso with his new show at 8
Gibson. Tickets: $33.20-$83.20; VIP seats avail-
p.m. Thursday, April 4, at The Plaza Theatre.
able various prices (Ticketmaster).
Tickets: $43 to $53 (Ticketmaster).
Steve Martin and Martin Short — The
Chayanne — The Latin pop superstar two American comedy legends’ “Now Your
returns for the second leg of his “Desde El
See Them, Soon You Won’t” show is 8 p.m.
Alma” tour at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at
Friday, May 31, at Abraham Chavez Theatre,
UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. His El Paso per-
featuring the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff
formance in September for the first leg of his
Babko. With a mix of storytelling, song, and
tour sold out. Tickets start at $61 to $151
comedy, the event showcases the artistry of
the two longtime friends, who both have had
Morat — The Colombian folk-pop group per- major comedic careers in both TV and film.
forms at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at The The show includes Steve Martin’s banjo-playing
Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $21-$110 and Martin Short’s singing and celebrity imper-
(Ticketmaster). sonations. Tickets: $79.75-$299
Marco Antonio Solis — The five-time
Latin Grammy Award winning Mexican musi- Venues & series
cian presents his “La Historia Continua” 2019
Tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at UTEP’s El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway.
Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $52-$172; VIP Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and
Packages $229-$429 (Ticketmaster). 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday. Tickets: $6 Thursday, $12 Friday and
Video Games Live — El Paso Symphony Saturday; $8 Sunday, except as listed. Age 17
Orchestra presents the Video Game and older admitted. VIP Booths $10 more per
Multimedia Symphonic Concert Experience at ticket for all shows; available at
8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Plaza Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233),
Theatre. Includes music from Final Fantasy,
Zelda, Mario, Kingdom Hearts, Metal Gear • Jan. 31-Feb. 2: Steve Kramer
Solid, Skyrim, Castlevania, Halo, World of • Feb. 7-10: Kabir Singh with Mark Smalls.
Warcraft, Pokemon and many more. Tickets: Special events:
$30-$75 (Ticketmaster). Steve Trevino performs a special Valentine’s
King & Country — The Christian rock band Day show Feb. 14-16. Showtimes are 7:30
performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at p.m. Thursday and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and
Abraham Chavez Theatre, in support of their Saturday. Tickets: $25 ($35 VIP) Valentine’s
3rd studio album, “Burn the Ships.” Tickets: Day; $20 ($25 VIP) Feb. 15-16.
$20-$65; VIP tickets $100 (Ticketmaster). The “Presidential Comedy Tour” featuring
headliner Tommy Black is 7:30 p.m. Sunday,
‘FRIENDS! The Musical Parody’ — The Feb. 17, hosted by Otis Hicks. Also performing
Off-Broadway hit is 7 p.m. Friday, April 19, at are Armando Placencia and Ramone Johnson.
the Plaza Theatre. The comedic musical loving- Tickets: $20 ($30 VIP and Front 50).
ly pokes fun at TV’s “Friends” celebrating the
adventures of a group of 20-something friends Club Here I Love You — 115 S. Durango.
as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and Specializing in electronic and DJ music. Most
love in 1990s Manhattan. Recommended for events are at 9 p.m. and are 18 and older,
mature audiences. Tickets: $19.50 to $74.50
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Here’s the Ticket • Kero Kero Bonito — The London indie band Martyrs and Extortionist. Tickets: $15 in Chocolate Buffet is 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14.
performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 9. Tickets: advance; $20 at the door. All ages show. The show is sanctioned by Dan Aykroyd and
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$15. Judith Belushi. Tickets: $18, $30 and $40.
• San Holo — The Dutch DJ/producer per-
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and
• The John Conlee Show — The country music
unless listed otherwise. Information: 307-7736
forms at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, with
Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Most shows begin
icon performs at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. Over
or on Facebook. at 8 p.m. and are limited to age 21 and older.
Melvv, Taska Black and Eastghost. Tickets; $20. the past four decades, Conlee has brought to
• Saturday, Feb. 2: Joyce Muniz (Exploited, Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemoun-
• Night Beats — The psychedelic/garage rock audiences such classic songs as “Rose Colored
Gruuv, Gigolo)
band performs 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, with Glasses,” “Friday Night Blues,” “Backside of
• Saturday, March 2: DJ Seinfeld (Lobster • Rodney Carrington — The comic/musician
Cosmonauts. Tickets: $15. 30,” “Common Man,” “Miss Emily’s Picture,” “I
Fury, DJ Kicks) performs Saturday, Feb. 9. Tickets $29 and up.
Don’t Remember Lovin’ You” and more.
• The Lit Lords Hard City Tour is 8 p.m. Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 • Amy Grant — The pop and Christian singer
Tickets: $35 and $50 in advance; $40 and $55
Friday, March 22. Tickets available on Montana, specializing in metal and hard rock. performs Saturday, Feb. 23. Tickets: $20-$60.
at the door. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at • Brett Young — The country/folk artist per-
• Mountain View Middle School and
RockHouserDiveBarKitchen. forms Friday, March 15. Tickets: $29-$99.
Lowbrow Palace — 1101 Texas. Surcharge • Dicodec and Mondosawan perform at 8 p.m. • Granger Smith — The country star performs
Alamogordo High School concert is 6 p.m.
for under 21. Tickets at Tuesday, Feb. 19.
Wednesday, Feb. 6. Admission: $5 Saturday, March 16. Tickets start at $29.
• Current Joys — 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, • Teresa Walters — The pianist performs 7
• Black Magic Flower Power performs at 8 • Yolanda Del Rio — The Mexican actress and
with Gap Girls and Juice and the Suds. $10-$12. p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. Walters has performed
p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, with Orange Anima, ranchera singer performs Saturday, April 6,
• Hawthorne Heights — 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. as recitalist and orchestral soloist on six conti-
Brother Strange and Jostlynn Plums. with Beatriz Adriana. Tickets start at $29.
3, with As Cities Burn. Tickets: $18. nents. Tickets: $9, $15 and $20.
• Metal and punk bands Necrot and Blood • Los Rieleros Del Norte — The Grammy-
• Cursive — 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, with • Masters of Soul — The R&B tribute is 7 p.m.
Incantation with local support Nyctophagia and nominated norteño band performs Friday, May
Summer Cannibals and Campdogzz. $15. Tuesday, March 5, celebrating bands like
Leptictidium perform at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10. Tickets: $25-$75.
• Allison — The Mexican rock band performs Gladys Knight & The Pips, Marvin Gaye &
18. Admission: $10.
10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8. Tickets: $18.
• P*ssing Razors single release and signing is 8
Spencer Theater for Performing Arts Tammi Terrell, Smokey Robinson & the
• Jonathan Richman — 10:30 p.m. Saturday, — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information: Miracles, The Temptations, the Four Tops,
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23.
Feb. 9, with Tommy Larkins on drums. Age 16 (575) 336-4800 or Diana Ross & The Supremes, Martha Reeves &
• Entheos and Wolf King perform at 8 p.m.
and older admitted. Tickets: $12-$15.
Sunday, Feb. 24, with Mondoshawan,
• Gene Watson — The country music singer The Vandellas and many more. Tickets: $15,
• Yotto — Finnish DJ/songwriter’s “Huperfall performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. Tickets: $20 and $30.
Crafting and The Conspiracy
Tour” is 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. $10. $39-$65. • Toying With Science — The family event fea-
Know//Suffer Tickets: $10
• The Suffers — Houston R&B and soul group, • Murphy’s Celtic Legacy – The Irish company turing Gary Krinsky is 6:30 p.m. Thursday,
• Leftover Crack, Days N Daze, Dayglo
9 p.m. Thursday, March 7. Tickets: $12. performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. Tickets: March 14, combining circus skills, mime, origi-
Abortions and Cop/Out perform at 7 p.m.
• Reptaliens — The low-fi duo performs at 9 $69-$75. nal music, and audience involvement in the
Thursday, Feb. 28. Tickets: $15 in advance;
p.m. Tuesday, March 12. Tickets: $10. • ‘The Wizard of OZ’ – 1 and 7 p.m. Sunday, exploration of the scientific principles of gravity,
$20 at the door.
• Hot Flash Heat Wave — 9 p.m. Monday, March 10. Tickets: $79-$85. leverage, fulcrums and simple machines.
• Ektomorf performs at 7 p.m. Saturday,
March 18, with Vacations. Tickets: $13-$15. • The Illusionists: Live From Broadway – 7 Tickets: $9 ($4 18 and younger).
March 9, with the Tenebrian Machine. All ages
• Mom Jeans. — 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, p.m. Tuesday, March 19. Tickets: $79-$85. • Richter Uzar Duo — The string duo per-
with Mover Shaker. Tickets: $15. forms 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23, offering a
• STRFKR — Portland indie rockers perform at
• Conan (of the England Doom Titans) per- Flickinger Center for Performing Arts whimsical mashed-up blend of classical, world,
forms at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, with — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo.
7 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Tickets: $20. and rock music. Viktor Uzur is a cellist trained
local support. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickinger-
• TWRP — The Canadian synthwave band per- at the Moscow Conservatory, and Brad Richter
• The Browning performs at 7 p.m.
forms at 10 p.m. Saturday, March 23, with is a guitarist trained at the Royal College of
Wednesday, March 27, with Betraying the • “The Official Blues Brothers Revue” &
Planet Booty. Tickets: $15. Music. Tickets: $18, $30 and $40.

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session. Admission is free; donations welcome.
Museum membership encouraged. Information:
Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra —
Grant County Community Concert Association,
Mimbres Region Arts Council and WNMU
hosts the orchestra’s annual performance at
Young People’s Concerts — The El Paso Rattay, presents guest pianist Daria Kiseleva, at
7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22-23, in 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, at WNMU Fine
Symphony Orchestra presents its 79th season
the Plaza Theatre. Selections include Arts Auditorium in Silver City. Conductor is
of free programs for 5th grade students at
Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Lonnie Klein. Admission: $20 ($5 students 17
10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday through
major, op. 73 “Emperor”, and Prokofiev’s - and younger). Information: (MRAC), (575) 538-
Friday, Jan. 30-Feb. 1, at the Abraham Chavez
Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, op. 100. 2505 or, or Grant County
Theatre. This year’s program, “The Orchestra
Tickets: $16-$45; $9 and $11 for students Community Concert Association, (575) 538-
Moves,” is presented in collaboration with
(Ticketmaster). Information: 532-3776 or 5862 or
Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute Link Up
program. The public is invited on a space-avail- Sungold Chorus — The El Paso Sungold
able basis; call for availability. Information: 532- Opening notes with Dr. James Welsch are Chorus of the Sweet Adelines rehearses four-
3776 or presented at 6:30 p.m. each night in the part harmony 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays at All
Philanthropy Theatre next to the Plaza. Saints Church, 3500 McRae. Information: 740-
Break in Reality — El Paso Pro-Musica con- Kiseleva is the Gold Medalist in Solo and 3216 or
cludes its annual Chamber Music Festival with Concerto Division of the 2016 International
the rock cello ensemble 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. Keyboard Odyssiad & Festival. On May 1, Border Chorders — The El Paso men’s
1, at the Rio Grande Theatre in Las Cruces, 2017, she became the first Grand Prize barbershop and a cappella group rehearses at 7
and Saturday, Feb. 2, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Laureate of the Impromptu! Drozdoff Audition, to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at El Paso Amateur Radio
Hall. Break the Reality has covered such songs and was featured in a four-city recital tour in Club: W5ES, 2100 San Diego. Directed by John
as the theme song from HBO’s hit show the 2017-2018 Impromptu! Classical Music Eby. Singers in all male vocal ranges welcome.
“Game of Thrones.” Tickets: $25; $20 seniors, Recital Series season. Information: Mitch Wilson 309-6954 or barber-
military; $5 youth. Information: 747-8163 or Ilya Yakushev — Las Cruces Civic Concert
Association presents the award-winning Russian
Forbidden Music of the Third Reich — pianist at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the
Acclaimed concert pianist Sophia Hase per- Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las
forms at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Temple Cruces Downtown Mall. The program features
Mount Sinai, 4408 N. Stanton, with a dessert compositions by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and
reception following. Admission is free, RSVPs Gershwin as well as Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an
encouraged at Temple Mount Sinai 532-5959 Exhibition, plus a multi-media presentation.
or, and El Paso Tickets: $25; $5 students 18 and older with
Holocaust Museum, 351.0048 or elpasoholo- I.D. (available at the door only); free for age 17 and younger with paying adult. Information:
NMSU Department of Music — Most (575) 405-7429 or
performances are at 7:30 p.m. at the Atkinson EPSMF OM/NI applications — El Paso
Music Recital Hall. Admission is free. Society for Musicians of the Future will take
Information: (575) 646-2304 or applications online for its 2019 OM/NI (Original Music/New Ideas) project through March 15.
The 37th annual Southwest Honor Band and This call for composers is open to original
Orchestra Festival is Friday through Sunday, scores for solo piano. Junior division open to
Feb. 8-10, with guest conductors Paul Popiel age 9-16; Emerging division open to age 17-25.
of University of Kansas and Ricky Brooks of Cash awards in each division, plus an “Audience
University of Central Arkansas, with guest Choice Award.” Information:
composer James Grant., 449-0619 or
UTEP Department of Music — The Art of Entertainment — The Art of
Performances are at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. the Arts Society presents a performance by
Performance at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise list- pianist Laurie Koval at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3,
ed. Tickets prices vary. Information: 747-5606 at International Museum of Art parlor, 1211
or Montana, with a Name That Tune and requests
• Atlantic Piano Duo of Sophia Hase and
Eduardo Ponce perform “Night Music,”
Wednesday, Feb. 6. The also will lead a Master
Class at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in Room
402 (call for details).
• Percussion/Chorale Collaboration Concert is
5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10.
• UTEP Wind Symphony performs Tuesday,
Feb. 19.
• A Horn Choir Concert is 3 p.m. Sunday,
Feb. 24.
• UTEP Symphony Orchestra performs
Tuesday, Feb. 26.
• UTEP Choirs perform Thursday, Feb. 28.
Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society
— The society presents the Canyon Jazz
Quintet at its monthly concert series 7 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 17, at First Christian Church,
1809 El Paseo in Las Cruces. The music begins
after a short business meeting. Admission: $10
($5 members; $1 students with ID). Coffee and
dessert reception precedes the concert at 6:30
p.m. in the foyer. Information: Larry Brooks,
(575) 640-8752 or
EPSO’s ‘The Emperor’ — El Paso
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Sleepspent — The indie rockers, formerly Mandola, Bouzouki, Tinwhistles, Recorders,
of El Paso, perform at 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Medieval and Renaissance Woodwinds, Native
Neon Rose, 2430 Wyoming, with the Other American Flutes, North Indian Sitar, Charango,
Half, Great Shapes and JJ Caballero. The band, Bowed Psaltery, Banjo, Bodhran, Guitar,
led by 22-year-old frontman Austin North, Ukelele, Doumbek, Percussion, vocals and a
released a standalone single, “California,” in Krumhorn.
November. Information on Facebook at Neon
Rocky Mountain Music Scholars
Rose Bar.
Conference — The annual conference is
Megan Returns! — Megan McQueen and Friday and Saturday, March 1-2, at UTEP’s
friends presents two February events at the Student Union, with the joint chapter meetings
DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de of the Rocky Mountain Chapters of the
Mercado. Tickets: $20 per event; includes non- American Musicological Society, Society for
alcoholic beverages and bite-sized desserts. Music Theory, and the Society for
Seating is limited; advance reservations Ethnomusicology. The event includes music
required at (575) 644-7136. education, lectures and other events. Details to
• McQueen, pianist David Cunniff and singer be announced. Information: Lindsey
Amanda Bradford presents “Hartsaga: Four Macchiarella, 747-6630 or
Fantastic Songs Explained” at 7 p.m. Saturday,
Feb. 2.
• Valentine’s Day celebration, “Love is All
You Need” is 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, with La Parada — The monthly grassroots event
McQueen, guitarist and vocalist Matthew celebrating local culture and lifestyles is 9 p.m.
Reiter, pianist David Cunniff, and several addi- to 2 a.m. the first Friday of the month (Feb. 1,
tional guests performing an evening of love March 1) at San Carlos Building, 501 Texas.
songs. Art market open all night. Information: 351-
6023 or on Facebook at laparadaep.
Azul Barrientos — The Mexican folk singer
and songwriter will perform a free perform- Truth or Consequences Brewing Co.
ance noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the El — 410 N. Broadway. The venue hosts live
Paso Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza, music acts. Shows are 7 to 10 p.m., unless list-
downtown El Paso. Her recently released CD, ed otherwise. No cover. Information: (575)
“Nuestro Corazón” will be available for pur- 297-0289,, or on Facebook.
chase. The public is invited, but seating is limit- • Feb. 2: Southern Blend
ed; RSVP at Special seating for muse- • Feb. 6: Ruben Moreno Zydeco Trio
um members. • Feb. 9: Pine Hills Haints with Slow Motion
Cowboys (7:30 p.m.)
Laura Tate Sing the Blues — El Paso • Feb. 13: Paper Moon Shiners
singer Laura Tate Goldman hosts a pre-
• Feb. 16: XKE
Valentine concert 7:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
• Feb. 21: Y la Bamba with Run On Sentence
9, at Star City Studio, 120 W. Castellano, per-
• Feb. 23: Jessie & The Jinx
forming popular torch songs and blues stan-
Third Tuesday Trivia event is 7 p.m. Feb. 19.
dards from the 1940s and ‘50s along with love
songs from her most recent CDs. Jeff Paris, Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
renowned Los Angeles musician who has — 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Mariachi music featured 1
toured with Ringo Starr, Bonnie Raitt, and oth- to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m.
ers, will accompany her on piano. Proceeds Sundays. Check website for schedule of tribute
benefit El Paso Community Foundation’s Laura bands. Admission is usually free. Information:
Tate Fund for the Arts. Tickets: $25; 860-7777, or on Facebook.
( Information 257- A Love Street Vinyl Night and Block Party is 4
4777. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, with 2 live DJs
Age 18 and older.
Tim May and Steve Smith — A house Heavy metal legends Dokken perform
concert with the bluegrass artists is 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 2. Indoor show, 18 and older
Thursday, Feb. 14, in Las Cruces. Potluck din-
welcome. Gates open at 5 p.m.
ner precedes show at 6 p.m. Cost: $20 dona-
tion. Reservations, directions: chrisclark- Ardovino’s Live Music — Ardovino’s Information: (575) 571- Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Dr. in Sunland
5298. Park, hosts live music at 7:30 p.m. every Friday
and Saturday. Information: (575) 589-0653.
The Long Run — Colorado’s Tribute to The
Eagles performs at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Fandango at Carambola Community
Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in Las Music — The monthly gathering is 6 to 9 p.m.
Cruces. Tickets: $20. Information: (575) 523- the first Thursday of the month at Carambola
6403 or Community Music, 200 N. Ochoa. Guests are
welcome to bring instruments, voices, dancing
Four Shilling Short — The husband and feet and a friend. Instruments and dancing
wife duo perform traditional and original music
shoes for folks to try. A zapateado lesson with
from the Celtic Lands, Medieval and
Jazmin Cancio Lucio is 7 p.m. Information:
Renaissance Europe, India and the Americas in
(773) 613-9303 or
a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at
Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in Las
Cruces. Open Mic Nights — The Pizza Joint, 500
Tickets: $15; $10 12 and younger. Information: N. Stanton, hosts open mic events 8 p.m. to
(575) 523-6403 or midnight Wednesdays, with music, comedy and
Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland and poetry. Participation is free; pizza and beer
Christy Martin from California perform on available for purchase. All ages welcome.
more than 30 world instruments including Information: 260-5556, or
Hammered & Mountain Dulcimer, Mandolin, on Facebook at ThePizzaJoint.

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Centro Cultural Paso del Norte - Av. Rivera presents his “Guerra Tour” at 8 p.m.
Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf. Advance show Friday, Feb. 15. Tickets: 690, 1,375 and 1,945
tickets at pesos (
• Octubre Doce performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, El Atoron — Gral Jesús M. Ríos 5207. Fredy
Jan. 31. Tickets: 230-460 pesos. El Regio performs standup comedy at 9 p.m.
• Comedians Jose Luis Zagar and Teo Friday, Feb. 22. Tickets: 290 pesos.
Gonzalez perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1.
Tickets: 345-635 pesos. Gimnasio Municipal Josue Neri Santos
• The comic play “Las Recogidas” is at 5 and 7 — Av. Mariscal at Maria Martinez, downtown.
p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. 515-1,090 pesos. • AAA Homenaje al Cobarde wrestling begins
• Sara Corrales, Fernando Carrillo and Luz at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. 85-835 pesos.
Elena Gonzalez star in the comic story of why • Grupo Laberinto from Sonora performs at 8
men are attracted to strong women in “Porque p.m. Saturday, Feb. .23. Tickets: 230-575
los Hombres Aman a las Cabronas,” based on pesos (
the book by Sherry Aargov, at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Macuiles — Amigos de la Fundacion
Wednesday, Feb. 20. Tickets: 405-745 pesos. Mascareñas’s Matices Culturales 2019 perform-
• “Atracción Fatal,” a play based on the movie ance series presents the eclectic musical group
with Michael Douglas with Glenn Close, is at 7 at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Centro Cultural
and 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22. 345-800 pesos. Paso del Norte in Juarez, merging blues, fla-
• Comedian Mike Salazar presents his “X menco, jazz, Cuban, bachata and funk. Ticket
Tour” at 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 1. Tickets: information: 544-5118 in El Paso; 612-3175 or
405-745 pesos. 612-4075 in Juárez, or
• The musical “Cats” is at 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 5. Tickets: 450-1,450 pesos.
• Bolshoi Ballet de Bielorusia presents “La Bella
Durmiente” (Sleeping Beauty) at 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 7. Tickets: 405-805 pesos.
Auditorio Benito Juárez — Ignacio
Ramirez and Vicente Guerrero, one block from
Parque Borunda. Tickets at
• The comic women’s play “Entre Ellas” (based
on the movies) is at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7.
Tickets: 405-920 pesos.
• Stand-up comic Ricardo OFarril performs at
9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15. Tickets: 345-575 pesos.
• The children’s shows “Enredados” (Tangled)
and “Moana” are at 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb.
17. Tickets are 115-290 pesos.
• “Fortnite” children’s adventure show is 1 and
3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24. 115-290 pesos.
Centro de Convenciones Anita —
Waterfill zone. Information: 6821486 or
6820693. Tickets at Los
Perdido de Sinaloa perform at 7 p.m. Friday,
Feb. 15. Tickets: 230-575 pesos.
Gimnasio Universitario — Calle Mejía y
Montes de Oca in the Zona Pronaf. Carlos

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El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s Major Arena College sports
Soccer League team’s games are at 7:15 p.m. at
El Paso County Coliseum. Individual tickets: Miners Hockey Club — UTEP’s hockey
$12 general admission; $20 box seating; kids team’s final home games of the regular season
admitted free with purchase of adult ticket. are 3:30 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday,
Information: 229-1416, or Feb. 1-2, against Texas State at El Paso County
on Facebook and Twitter. Coliseum Events Center, 4100 E. Paisano.
• Saturday, Feb. 2: Rio Grande Valley Tickets: $7. Information: 491-7879, info@min-
Barracudas, or
• Friday, Feb. 8: Monterrey Flash UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners’
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — home games are at the Don Haskins Center.
1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General Games are 7 p.m. Tickets: $8-$28. Information:
admission and parking are free. Information: 747-5234 or
(575) 874-5200 or • Thursday, Feb. 7: Florida Atlantic
The 60th season of the live racing runs • Saturday, Feb. 9: FIU.
through May 5. Post time is 12:30 p.m. every UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home
New Mexico Desert Farm Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday. games are in the Don Haskins Center. Game
Upcoming stakes races: times are 7 p.m. Thursday and 1 p.m. Saturday.
• Saturday, Feb. 2: Ft. Bliss Stakes, Red
Raw Honey of all Varieties
Tickets: $5 general admission. information:
Honey with CBD Oil (for pets, too!) Hedeman Mile, and The Enchantress Stakes. 747-5234 or
Hatch Green Chile Salsas & More • Saturday, Feb. 16: NMHBA Quarter Horse • Thursday, Jan. 31: Marshall
Stakes • Saturday, Feb. 2: WKU
• Sunday, Feb. 17: La Coneja Stakes
Matcha Green Tea
• Thursday, Feb. 14: Louisiana Tech
Desert Flower Hemp Bath & Body • Sunday, Feb. 24: Curribot Handicap, Mine • Saturday, Feb. 16: Southern Miss
Buena Vida CBD Products That Bird Derby, and Island Fashion Stakes • Saturday, Feb. 23: UTSA
New Store Location! El Paso Rhinos - El Paso’s Junior League ice UTEP Tennis — UTEP’s home tennis
hockey team’s home games are 7 p.m. Friday matches are at El Paso Tennis Club, 2510 N.
and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at El Paso
1685 McNutt Rd (NM 273)
St. Vrain (in Arroyo Park). Matches begin at
Antone Plaza • Sunland Park, NM County Coliseum Events Center, next to the noon, unless listed otherwise. Admission is
(across from Sheriff’s Posse) Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $5-$30. free. Information: 747-5347 or
Free admission to active military with ID.
Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhi-
• Friday, Feb. 22: UTSA • Home games: • Saturday, Feb. 23: Central Oklahoma
• Feb. 8-10: Northern Colorado Eagles • Sunday, Feb. 24: Utah State, 10 a.m.
• Feb. 22-24: Oklahoma City Blazers
Tejanas softball - The EPCC Tejanas’ home
Hueco Tanks Rock Rodeo — The 26th games are at the Valle Verde Softball Field.
anniversary of the bouldering competition is Home games are doubleheaders starting at 1
Friday through Sunday, Feb. 15-17, at Hueco p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday, unless listed
Tanks, with cash and prizes offered. otherwise. Admission is free. Information: 831-
Registration and other events are at Hueco 2275 or
Rock Ranch; competition is at Hueco Tanks • Feb. 15-16: Tournament with Cisco College
State Park and Historic Site, along with a party, and Colby Community College. Games begin at
demonstrations, food trucks and pro climbers 9:30 a.m. both days
present. Passes are $55 for the weekend; $20 • Feb. 22-23: Laredo Community College
for Saturday night only. Information, registra-
tion: Tejanos baseball — The Tejanos of El Paso
Hueco Rock Ranch, operated by American Community College play home games at the
Alpine Club, is at 17498 Bettina, about 3 miles Valle Verde Campus Baseball Field, off Hunter.
from the state park. Games begin at noon. Admission is free.
Information: 831-2275 or
Tuff Hedeman West Texas Shootout • Feb. 1-2: Pima Community College, 11 a.m.
— Four-time world champion bull rider and El • Feb. 8-9: Cochise College
Paso native Tuff Hedeman presents the 13th • Feb. 12: Eastern Arizona College
annual Casa Ford Tuff Hedeman Championship
Challenge bull riding event at 8 p.m. Saturday, NMSU Men’s Basketball — Home games
Feb. 16, at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 are at the Pan American Center in Las Cruces.
Paisano. Top ranked professional championship Gametime is 7 p.m., unless otherwise listed.
bull riders in the world will compete. This Tickets: $15-$30. Information (575) 646-1447
event sells out every year. Tickets: $15-$80 or
(Ticketmaster). Information: 534-4329 or • Saturday, Feb. 2: Chicago State, 4 p.m. • Thursday, Feb. 14: Utah Valley
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with pre-event activ- • Saturday, Feb. 16: Seattle U
ities including food, beer, shopping and auto- • Tuesday, Feb. 19: Texas A&M International
graph opportunities. • Saturday, Feb. 23: UT RG Valley, 4 p.m.

Monster Jam – The Monster Truck show is NMSU Women’s Basketball — Home
7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2- games are at Pan Am Center in Las Cruces.
3, at Sun Bowl Stadium. Gates open one hour Game time is 6 p.m., unless listed otherwise.
before event. Tickets start at $15; ages 2 and General admission: $6. Information: (575) 646-
older must have tickets (Ticketmaster). 1447 or
Information: • Thursday, Feb. 7: CSU Bakersfield
Pet Party access starts at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, • Saturday, Feb. 9: Grand Canyon, 2 p.m.
with party 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Pit party early • Thursday, Feb. 28: Kansas City
access is $35 (general pit party passes are $15). • Saturday, March 2: Chicago State, noon.

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Sports Championships are 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at United Healthcare, UTEP and Urgent Care Running events
UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets informa- Home Heath Inc. All participants have a chance
Cont’d from Page 16 Loretto Academy Nun Run — The 5K
tion: 241-4676, or on to qualify for the Texas State Senior Games.
Facebook at UTEP Cheer. Registration: $15 for 2 events and t-shirt, plus competitive run and non-competitive walk is 9
a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Loretto Academy,
$5 for each additional event; $45 for all events.
Special Olympics Figure Skating — The Includes t-shirt. Information, registration: 503- 1300 Hardaway. Entry fee is $20 through Jan.
2019 figure skating competition begins at 10 25, $30 after. Information: 566-8400 or racead-
Polar Plunge — The 8th annual “Freezin’ for 6544 or
a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at El Paso County
a Reason” cold weather swim benefiting Special Opening Ceremony is 9 a.m. Saturday, March
Coliseum Events Center, 4100 Paisano (at
Olympics Texas-El Paso Area 19, is noon 2, at the Polly Harris Senior Center, 650 Race for CARE — The 5K run/walk and 1-
County Coliseum). Opening ceremony starts at
Saturday, Feb. 2, at Wyndham El Paso Airport, Wallenberg. mile fun run is 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the
9:30 a.m. Spectator admission is free.
2027 Airway. Registration begins at 11 a.m. • Basketball Skills — 10 a.m. Saturday, March historic Mesilla Town Square, Mesilla, N.M.
Information: 533-8229 or on Facebook at
Cost: $60 ($30 17 and younger). Information: 2, at Polly Harris Center. Entry fee: $30 advance, $25 late (8 to 8:45 a.m.
533-8229. Register at • Huachas (Washers) — 9 a.m. Tuesday, on race day) . Information:
All money raised used to support year-round March 5, Memorial Senior Center, 1800 Registration at
training and competitions for the more than Bicycling Byron.
2,000 athletes in the Greater El Paso area. • Table Tennis — 1 p.m. Wednesday, March UMC Health Start — University Medical
El Paso Bicycle Club — All rides are free 6, at El Paso Table Tennis Club, 2727 Center’s 5K run and 1 mile fun run/walk is 9
Disc Golf Ice Bowl — El Paso Disc Golf and open to the public; helmets required. Wyoming. a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at UMC West Clinic,
Club will hold its 5th annual El Paso Ice Bowl, Information: Ride 6600 N. Desert. Registration through Jan. 31:
with tee off is 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Lionel schedule at Doña Ana Senior Olympics — The Doña $15. Packet pick up and race day registration:
Forti Park, 1225 Giles. All levels of players wel- Repeat riders are encouraged to become a Ana Senior Olympic Games run Feb. 20-April $20. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663.
come. Proceeds go to El Pasoans Fighting member of the club; dues are $18 a year or 29, throughout the Las Cruces area, for ages Registration at
Hunger. First 40 players receive t-shirt, tourna- $25 per family ($30/$40 for two years). Join at 50 and older. Register for individual sports at
ment stamped disc and a players pack. Entry least two weeks before each tournament. Super Bowl Sunday Run — Las Cruces
fee: $30 for two rounds at elpasoansfight- The games are the preliminaries for the New Running Club hostd the 7th annual 1-mile fun (write “El Paso Ice Bowl” in
EP Cyclists — The bicycle group offers rides Mexico Senior Olympic Games July 18-22 in run, 5K and 5-mile race Sunday, Feb. 3, at
for all levels. Weekend rides offer options of Albuquerque. Information: (575) 649-3167 or Centennial High School, 1950 Sonoma Ranch.
special instruction section). Hole sponsorships
various paces and distances. Starting times and Full registration contact 5-mile and 5K run at 9 a.m., 1-mile run at 8:40
start at $100. Information: Victor Villalobos
locations are posted at list at a.m. Entry: $23 through Feb. 1. Free for kids
(tournament director)
Manny Valadez, 861-2311 or Opening registration is 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. fun run. Register at
or on Facebook at El Paso Disc Golf.
Ride Your Bicycle El Paso — Chuck Saturday, Feb. 16, at Trails West Clubhouse.
Southern Mew Mexico Speedway Cupid’s Chase 5K — The 5K run benefiting
Lauser hosts easy fun bike rides at 10 a.m. • Racquetball is 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at
Awards Banquet — The event is Saturday, Meerscheidt Center
Community Options is 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9,
Saturdays beginning at San Jacinto Plaza. at Old Mesilla Plaza, 2114 Calle de Santiago in
Feb. 9, at New Mexico Farm and Ranch • Table Tennis for singles and mixed doubles is
Information: 791-2006, Mesilla. Runners, walkers, and rollers (baby
Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs. Social hour at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Papen Center.
5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and ceremony at 7 strollers and wheelchairs) help raise funds to
• 8-Ball Pool is 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, for
p.m. Tickets (purchase by Feb. 1): $30. Recreational sports men, and Tuesday, Feb. 26, for women at
make a difference in the lives of people with
Information: (575) 524-7913, disabilities. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Cost:
El Paso Senior Games — City of El Paso Munson Center. or on Facebook. $25; $40 day of event. Information: 771-7764
Parks and Recreation Department’s 36th annual • Bowling events begin at 1 p.m. Monday and
UTEP Cheerleading Competition — games for those age 50 and older run March Tuesday, Feb. 25-26, and Thursday and Friday,
The 11th annual UTEP Cheerleading 2-May 22 at various locations, Sponsored by Feb. 28-March 1, at White Sands Bowl.
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Sports mile and two members for the 100K. a.m. Registration: $30 for 10K and 5K, $20 for Winter sports
100-mile participants must have run an event 1 mile through Feb. 17; youth 12 and younger
Cont’d from Page 17 Public Ice Skating — Public skating week-
of 50, 52 or 100 miles in the past 18 months. $15. Registration after Feb. 17 and on race day
100K participants must have run an event of is $35. Information: Mike Coulter (915) 274- end hours are 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays, noon to 3
Lone Star Hundred — The ultramarathon 100 miles, 50 miles or 50K in the past 18 5222, Erin Underwood (575) 527-5482. p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays,
trail is Feb. 9-10 at Franklin Mountains State months. Registration: and noon to 3 p.m. holidays, at the El Paso
Park Tom Mays Unit’s Upper Sunset Parking County Coliseum Events Center, 4100 Paisano.
lot, with 100-mile and 100K events, both indi- Michelob Ultra Marathon, Half ‘Mighty Mujer’ Triathlon — The all- All ages welcome. Times may vary on days of
vidual and relay, offered. The 100-mile event Marathon and 5K — The 12th annual races female sprint and supersprint events are hockey games. Admission: $10; $8 military
begins at 5 a.m. Saturday, with a 36-hour cut- are 7 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, starting and finish- Saturday, April 13, at Memorial Park. (skate rental included). Skate sharpening, fitting
off. The 100K event begins at 6 a.m. with a 35- ing at Southwest University Park, 1 Ballpark Information: and consultation offered for $5. Spectator
hour cutoff. Entry fee is $200 through Jan. 8; Plaza Downtown. Information: elpaso- Registration at admission is free. Information: 479-PUCK
$220 after for the 100-mile, $155 through Jan. Registration (through Feb. 15) is (7825), or on
$115 for the Marathon, $80 for the Half
Running clubs:
8; $170 after for the 100K. Registration at Facebook at El Paso Hockey Association.
• Run El Paso (West Side): Information: Marathon; and $40 for the 5K; and $10 for a
• Coffee Posse Run Club is based on the East Ski Apache — Ruidoso’s 750-acre ski and kids dash. Entry fees at the Race Expo the day
Side. Information: snowboarding area has 11 lifts and 55 trails on
Packet pick up is noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. before the race go up $10.
• Race El Paso offers coaching programs and the slopes of Sierra Blanca, with a base eleva-
8, at the race site, with Racers meeting 4 to 5 The Race Expo and packet pickup is 8 a.m. to
training groups. Information: tion of 9,600. The 24-hour Ski Apache Snow
p.m. Race day packet pick up is 4 to 7 a.m. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at El Paso
Hash clubs combine trail running with social Report number is (575) 257-9011. Information:
The races will be run around an average alti- Convention and Performing Arts Center.
(i.e. beer-drinking) activities. Clubs have mod- (575) 464-3600 or
tude of about 4,800 feet but will climb to 7,192
Run with Your Doc — The 10K, 5K, 1- est dues, and first run is free to newcomers. Lifts are open from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
feet at the top of North Franklin Peak. The
Mile Run/Walk benefiting Amador Health • Border Jumper Hash House Harriers meet at depending on weather conditions. All-day lift
100-mile course will be three loops of 33.69
Center is Saturday, Feb. 23, at Doña Ana various locations. Information: tickets are $74 ($67 age 60-69; $65 age 13-17;
miles with 20,000 feet of gain and descent. The
Community College-East Mesa Campus, 2800 • The El Paso Hash House Harriers have one $54 age 6-12; $63 military and $49 for military
100k will be 2 loops of 31 miles with 13,500
Sonoma Ranch in Las Cruces. One-mile dash or more runs a week. Information: 252-5646. child; free for ages 70 and older and age 5 and
feet of gain and descent.
begins at 8 a.m. and 5K and 10 K races at 8:30 Meet-up spots listed at younger. (Prices slightly higher on peak days).
Relay teams are three members for the 100-
Season passes: $305-$700. Call or check web-
site or multiple-day or half-day skiing prices.
Gondola Rides are $18 ($12 age 6-12; $6 age
60-69; free for five and younger)
Rental packages available.
The Ski Apache Wind Rider is an hour-long
zip-line adventure that begins at over 11,000
feet, spanning 8,900 feet in three sections,
reaching speeds of up to 65 mph. Reservations
required; call for cost.
Ski Apache is 130 miles from El Paso, and the
drive takes about 3 hours. From Alamogordo,
take U.S. 70/54 north to Tularosa, then follow
U.S. 70 east to Ruidoso. Turn left on NM 48
and go six miles north. Take NM 532 to the ski
area — it’s a slow, winding 12-mile climb.
Ski Cloudcroft — The southernmost ski
area in the United States is two miles east of
Cloudcroft on U.S. 82, has 26 trails with two
ski lifts, plus a tubing lift, at elevations of 8,350
to 9,050 feet. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday
through Monday, beginning in early December.
Information, snow conditions: (575) 682-2333, or on Facebook.
Lift tickets: $45 ($35 age 12 and younger for
full day; $35 ($25 age 12 and younger) for half
day 1 to 4 p.m. Ski, and snowboard rentals
available, and beginner ski school packages
Tubing available for $20 per day; $18 half day
(weekends only).
Cloudcroft Ice Rink — The ice rink at 751
James Canyon (Hwy 82), across from
Cloudcroft High School, in Cloudcroft, N.M. is
frozen over mid-December through early
March, weather permitting. Usual hours are
3:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.
to 9 p.m. Saturday through Monday. Tubing,
hot chocolate and bonfires also featured.
Information/hours: (575) 682-4585 or (915)
491-1902 or on Facebook at Cloudcroft Ice
Ruidoso Winter Park — The snow play
area at 1200 Ski Run Road in Alto, N.M. fea-
tures giant tubes, a kidz korral, family zip line
and other activities during the winter months.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (8 p.m. designated
nights). Tickets: $26.50 ($21.25 age 4-17; free
for age 3 and younger; include use of tubes;
night discounts, and group rates on selected
days. Zip line rides: $8 ($5 with tubing); $22 for
three rides. Dates and times subject to change.
Information: (575) 336-7079 or ruidosowinter-

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Story by Lisa Kay Tate Photos by Rick Tate

hen the $14 million, 2.3-acre These added attractions, as well as
Here is some of The El  Paso Zoo’s spe- • Aug. 24: Feast with the Beast gala
Chihuahua Desert area opens shows, and interactive encounters such as
cial events planned for 2019: Chihuahuan Desert Exhibits preview
later this year, it will mark one Meet the Keeper programs, Marshall said,
• March 30: Brew at the Zoo beer tast- • Oct. 26-27: Boo at the Zoo
of the biggest single improvements in the help create a memorable experience for
ing (ages 21 and older) • Dec. 13: Jack, Sally, and Sandy Claws
history of the El Paso Zoo. guests. That in turn inspires visitors to
• April 14-May 19: “Game of Thrones” – at the Zoo
share responsibility to the animals and
The project is one of 27 zoo improve- Sundays (ages 21 and older) Regular zoo hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5
ecosystems of the world.
ments funded by Quality of Life Bonds • April 20-21: EggstravanZoo and p.m. The zoo is closed Thanksgiving
“The zoo’s Master Plan’s goal is to offer
approved by voters in 2012. Those who Party for the Planet Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s
more than just a passive experience,”
haven’t visited the zoo in years may be • May 4: Star Wars Day: May the Day. For more information, contact the
Marshall explained. “If we can reach a per-
surprised by how much it has grown, from Fourth Be With Zoo. zoo at 212-0252 or elpasozoo@elpaso-
son at an emotional level, we can help
• June 15: Hear Me Roar: Pride Night, or visit,
new or renovated areas representing Africa reach that mission.”
at the Zoo Facebook or Twitter.
and Asia, to additions of event facilities, This plan includes seven areas in all, with
animal encounter events, and several inter- new animal residents still to come, includ-
ing exhibits and habitats for Chilean
active kids and family areas from a water New at the Zoo flamingos (near the spider monkey island
feature play area to an Endangered Species at the entrance to The Americas), komodo
In just the past few years, El Paso Zoo
Carousel. dragons, red pandas, anteaters, otters,
has welcomed new animal residents, reno-
Located next to Washington Park in vated and added new attractions, expanded languers and penguins.
South Central El Paso, the zoo first opened its educational offerings, and created sev- “We’re always being asked how are we
in 1940 and became a department of the eral new special events, and further going to have penguins in the desert, but
City of El Paso in 1976. The zoo has made improvements are planned through 2025. these are Humboldt Penguins from South
various improvements and expansions over According to a Master Plan booklet pre- America around the Galapagos Islands,”
the years, but the $50 million allotted to pared by WDM Architects, the El Paso Artist’s rendering of planned Penguin exhibit Marshall said. “We think this is going to
Zoo plan’s “Big Picture” represents devel- be a well-loved exhibit.”
the zoo from the half-billion-dollar 2021
opment goals for a 15-year time frame Star train and El Paso Electric Kalahari The penguin exhibit is estimated for com-
bond package has catapulted the attraction pletion around 2021.
ending in 2025. The funding will come not Research Station Education Building, the
into one of the city’s top destinations. later of which is expected to be updated in
only from bond money, but also additional
The much-anticipated Chihuahuan Desert
area will “showcase North America’s most
support expected from private sources and
the El Paso Zoological Foundation.
“That was one of the things that inspired
membership BENEFITS
diverse desert which encompasses the El Voters in 2012 approved a $473 million me to come here was seeing the communi- One of the zoo’s main means of support
Paso region and northern Mexico.” The bond proposal that included the improve- ty showing such support for the zoo, and is the El Paso Zoological Society, which
area will feature several exhibits with ments in the zoo, libraries, museums, and wanting to make an investment in its has made it their mission to support El
downtown. The zoo alone received $50 future,” he said. Paso Zoo from its inception in 1963.
regional animals such as peccaries (javeli-
million for more than two dozen projects. The area also now includes the red river Society Executive Director Renee Neuert
nas), wild turkeys and jackrabbits, along said there are currently more than 4,000
When Marshall came to El Paso Zoo hogs and African wild dogs that had been
with public art on display. There will also anticipated since Africa’s opening. families taking advantage of the zoo’s
from Zoo Atlanta in 2007, residents had
be interactive environments, and ropes approved an early bond that would eventu- Following Africa came the Foster membership program, one of the best ways
course with levels for both younger chil- ally help create the 10-acre Africa complex Treehouse Playground and a water play for area residents to help the society in this
dren, and older children to adults. and the new reptile house. Marshall said area. December of 2016 saw the opening mission.
Highlights include a “Ranch House” area those interested in the details of this plan of the bond-funded Wildlife Amphitheater Among other benefits, she said, member-
with insects in small areas and a “flash can download a copy at the zoo’s website. that hosts the Wings of the World Bird ship “is your bridge to more than just
flood” (arroyo) interpretive experience, “When we opened the Africa exhibit it Show. There is also a new Asia entrance, unlimited zoo visits. You become a partner
increased the size of the zoo by one third,” where guests can find the new, Endangered in the zoo’s global efforts to support ani-
and a training/demonstration wall.
Marshall said. Species Carousel with 30 hand-painted mal well-being and conservation efforts to
“The Chihuahuan Desert is a biologically Save Animals From Extinction (SAFE).”
The exhibit changed the entire feel of the animals.
diverse ecosystem that deserves to be cele- A new events pavilion on the edge of the She said being part of the society is like
zoo, by creating a new entry, gift shop and
brated,” El Paso Zoo Director Steve restaurant, as well as habitats for lions, zebra enclosure also serves as a venue being part of a “family that cares about
Marshall said. “No one can do it better giraffes, zebras and meerkats, the African weddings, corporate events and other gath-
than we could here.” erings. Please see Page 20

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At the Zoo
Cont’d from Page 19
Alameda Zoo
nature and our world,” plus visiting a zoo Alameda Park Zoo in Alamogordo,
is a fun and affordable way for families to N.M. is the oldest zoo in the
spend time together. Southwest, established in 1898. Zoo
Besides encouraging memberships, the Manager Bud Wiser said the 12-acre
society also works to create several zoo hosted 80,000 guests last year from
fundraising opportunities for the zoo that all over the country and beyond.
are open to the entire community. Many of its 250 exotic and indigenous
Fundraisers include recurring events such animals have come from other zoos or
as the “Brew at the Zoo” beer tasting event rehabilitation organizations.
for adults set for March this year, a Star Recent improvement projects include
Wars Day “May the Fourth Be With Zoo” the creation of new monkey enclosure,
celebration, and “Hear Me Roar: Pride with current work on a new parking lot
Night at the Zoo” celebrating Gay Pride and parking lot lighting. Their
Month in June. This year will also see Education Center has also recently been
some additional programs, including renovated.
“Game of Thrones” Sundays mid-April “In that past few years we’ve added a
through May for adults, and a “Jack, Sally, really nice walk-through aviary, and we
and Sandy Claws – at the Zoo” event in have our monkey exhibit now with
December for all ages. Capuchin and Patas monkeys,” Wiser
A gala “Feast With Beasts” preview party said, adding they cohabit an environ-
showcasing the new Chihuahuan Desert ment with crested porcupines.
Exhibits is planned for Aug. 24, and the Some of the regular events at the zoo
society will be part of the “Earth Day at include reptile presentations hosted by
the Movies” showings of “Lion King” at the nonprofit educational group the
July 19-20 at Alamo Drafthouse. Island of Misfit Morphs the first
Volunteers for the society not only play a Sunday of each month.
major part in the special events, but also Wiser said another interesting thing
— with training — help with everything about the zoo is its history, as it was
from animal handling, to working with built as a zoo park for train travelers to
tech or horticulture. enjoy.
El Paso Zoological Society members get The zoo is in Alameda Park, 1321
free admission to the zoo during regular North White Sands Blvd., and is open 9
hours, and discounted admission to zoo a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Information: (575)
camp and some of the zoo’s special events. 439-4290, or on Facebook at Alameda
Neuert said in addition to free admission, Park Zoo-AFOTZ
members get a 10 percent discount in the
zoo’s gift shop, for food purchases, and for
the rides on the African Star Train and
Endangered Species Carousel. Camps & classes
“Members can skip the lines with free El Paso Zoo educates more than 350,000
and easy access to Boo at the Zoo, Party visitors each year, including thousands of
for the Planet, and Santa at the Zoo,” she students via field trips. Among its most
said. popular educational offerings are spring
Zoo membership also gains free or dis- break and summer zoo camps.
counted entry to more than 150 zoos and “Zoo Camp activities will include behind
aquariums across the country, including the scene tours, conservation activities, art
Albuquerque, Dallas, San Antonio, projects learning about our zoo animal
Houston and more,” she said. The recipro- care, and so much more,” Volunteer
cal arrangement applies to Association of Coordinator Toni Lopez said. “The El Paso
Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) affiliated attrac- Zoo is the perfect environment to explore
tions. the wonders of nature and animals.”
El Paso Zoological Society annual mem- Camp discounts are available for
bership levels range from “Spider Zoological Society members and families
Monkey” (one adult) for $50 to “Critter of military.
Club” group members for two adults, up to Lopez said the zoo also seeks volunteers
five children, plus two one-day admission age 16 and older who “love animals,
tickets for $125. Military discounts are nature and kids” to work with the summer
offered, and zoo memberships can also be camps and spring break events.
purchased as gifts but are non-transferable. “Come and help by checking in mem-
Membership levels and information are
available at Please see Page 21

The Zoo Doo Farm is in Vinton, Texas.
Zoo DOO RAISES DOUGH People can learn more about the process
One unique way people can help the zoo via regenerative workshops; education
is by purchasing Zoo Doo for their gar- videos are coming out soon.
dens. Zoo Doo is a partnership of New Zoo Doo helps prevent thousands of
Green Organics, Wonder Eco:Nomics pound of animal waste from ending up in
and El Paso Zoo that creates a “compost- city landfills, and helps promote healthier
ed blend of herbivore manures from the plants by “improving aeration, root pene-
El Paso Zoo mixed with food scraps, tration and water retention,” thanks to the
leaves and woody products.” Its purpose biodiversity in its fertilizer, according to
is “to promote better use of organic waste the product’s description.
and educate El Pasoans about regenera- Ten percent of the proceeds from the
tive techniques and how they can benefit composts sales benefit the zoo. The prod-
individuals and our community as a uct is available by the cubic yard whole-
whole.” sale for pick up through New Green
Organics at 637-9235 or

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At the Zoo connection to
nature,” is the Living Desert Zoo The zoo is
also the site
Cont’d from Page 20 significance
At Living Desert Zoo and Gardens for several
of being an
bers, attending bio-fact tables, giraffe feed- State Park in Carlsbad, N.M. all of its special events
AZA accredit-
ings, animal encounters and much more,” more than 40 animal species and hun- including their
ed zoo. As of
she said. “We will need help every day dreds of plant species are native to the popular Full
Oct. 2018,
starting March 17 through March 24. Sign Chihuahuan Desert. All the animals are Moon Walks,
there are 233
up for one day or all week.” either rescued or captive born. guided tours
total AZA
Those interested contact the zoo’s volun- Built by and still maintained by the through the
teer office at 212-0244 or nonprofit Friends of the Living Desert, zoo by the
zoos and Living Desert is part of New Mexico’s light of the full
aquariums, 16
The one-week zoo camps are open for State Park System. It’s also home to the moon. The
in Texas El Paso Zoo carousel
ages six through 10 and run 9 a.m. to noon Succulents of the World Greenhouse fea- first one of the
alone. Prairie Dogs
Mondays through Fridays during the turing native and exotic species. season on May
“I always share there are three things
months of June and July. Registration is “In June 2014, the new reptile building 18. Advance registration is required.
they may not know about accredited zoos
available for this year’s camps beginning opened, in July 2017 renovations were The zoo started their year with its annu-
and aquariums,” said Marshall, a member
Feb. 1. completed on the burrowing owl exhibit, al celebration of Maggie the Black Bear’s
of the AZA Board of Directors. “First, is
Lopez said that each year’s camp focuses and our owl was put on display,” said Birthday in January.
we provide ‘excellent, expert, and compas-
on a different animal theme, with this Allison Leimer, Southeast Regional Upcoming events include a live Raptor
sionate care for our animals, prioritizing
year’s campers learning about the worlds Interpreter for the zoo. “In December of presentation on Feb. 16, and the Earth
their welfare and wellbeing.’”
of tamanduas and tamarins. Each animal’s 2017, walk-through aviary renovation Day Festival and Taste of Living Desert
As such, every animal resident of El Paso
camp is offered every other week, so was completed with a new roof, addition on April 13. May events including host-
Zoo is on a health plan, and has its own
guests can sing up for either camp or both. of drains, pruning of trees and planting of ing the “Unique Arts & Craft Show”
medical records, whether it was born at the
Other educational opportunities include new vegetation.” May 4-5, and Endangered Species Day
zoo or transferred from another one. They
the Zoo Adventure Programs (ZAP) offer- Last year, the zoo welcomed some new, on May 18.
get regular care and annual checkups by
ing zoo sleepovers and behind-the-scenes young residents, as three young javelina The park is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
veterinarians who hold the utmost interest
tours, interactive TEKS and STEM were placed in the newly renovated Memorial Day to Labor Day and 9 a.m.
in the animals’ well being.
focused curriculum guides, and offsite pro- exhibit in May, and Bolson tortoise juve- to 5 p.m. the rest of the year. Last
“We go to extremes to take care of our
grams that allow educators to integrate the niles were given homes in the newly con- entrance is 3:30 p.m. Information: (575)
animals,” Marshall said.
zoo’s conservation message into their cur- structed exhibit in July. 887-5516 or
The second, Marshall explained, is the
riculum. zoo staff work to “actively save wildlife
Educating the public about the mission of from extinction through our conservation
the zoo is also something staff members work at the zoo and in the field.” Marshall traveled as far as Madagascar and close to value wild animals” as well as take action
try to do everyday. said they also plan on working with con- home to the Gila Wilderness, for various and responsibility to ensure their place in
Zoo director Marshall said he always servation efforts in Bhutan, inspired by El conservation works. In addition, the zoo the wild.
makes sure to stress when talking to Paso’s unique connection to that nation. selects pairs of some endangered species “This is about teaching people about con-
groups or giving presentations about the “We are actively involved in rescuing for breeding. servation and being a better citizen of the
zoo’s mission “to celebrate the value of wildlife from extinction, and have sent our Finally, Marshall said accredited zoos planet,” Marshall said. “We don’t think

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animals and natural resources and to create staff all over the world to do that,” such as El Paso “act and communicate there’s a better way to do that than a good
opportunities for people to rediscover their Marshall said, adding staff members have with the purpose of inspiring people to zoo experience.”

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El Paso Zoo — 4001 E. Paisano. Entrance Center hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission Camping is $8 per site per night. Information:
is $12 for ages 13 to 59; $9 for ages 60 and (915) 828-3251 or
older and active duty military (including spouse)
New Mexico State Parks — Day-use is
with ID; $7.50 ages 3 to 12; and free for ages 2
$5. All programs are free with park entrance,
and under. Zoo members admitted free.
unless otherwise listed. Information: (575) 744-
Information: 212-0966,, or on
Texas Master Naturalist program — to North Franklin Peak. 5998 or
Facebook at ElPasoZoo.
Texas Master Naturalist Trans-Pecos Chapter • Aztec Caves Hike is 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. • Leasburg Dam — Radium Springs, two miles
‘Become an iNaturalist’ — Southwest will host the training course 6 to 9 p.m. 3. Moderate hike, 1.5 miles. off I-25 at Exit 19. Day use hours are 8 a.m. to
Environmental Center, 275 N. Main in Las Thursdays, Feb. 7-June 6, at Texas A&M • Father/Daughter hike is 10 a.m. Saturday, 6 p.m. Information: (575) 524–4068.
Cruces, hosts a free tutorial on the iNaturalist Agrilife Extension Service Ascarate Annex, 301 Feb. 16. Meet at Lower Sunset Shortcut #1 Black History Month “Buffalo Soldiers,
phone app 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 2, Manny Martinez, 2nd floor. Application dead- for moderate 3-mile hike. Outlaws and Apache” ranger-guided tour of
presented by NMSU biologist Donovan Bailey. line is Feb. 1. Cost: $125. Information, applica- • Tin Mine Tour is 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at exhibits plus a 2.5-mile hike, will review African
A trip to “A Mountain” follows the tutorial to tions: 771-2354 or Chuck Heinrich Park. Moderate hike. American history from the Buffalo Soldiers of
try out the app on an easy hike. Registration: • Stroll in the Park hike is 9 a.m. Wednesday, the 1800s to the present, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
(575) 522-5552 or El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society Feb. 20. Meet at the end road on Tom Mays Saturday, Feb. 2 and 9, and Friday, Feb. 15
Bring laptop/tablet and smartphone. — The society’s annual awards dinner is Unit. 3-mile loop. Moderate difficulty. and 22, in celebration of Black History Month.
Saturday, Feb. 16. Information: Scott, 581- Night sky viewing is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
DinoTracks Tour — Insights Science 6071, or on Rio Bosque Wetlands Park — 10176 Saturday, Feb. 23.
Center host its monthly DinoTracks tour 1 to Facebook. Socorro Rd. in El Paso’s Mission Valley. Guided • Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. 5000 Calle
3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, at Mt. Cristo Rey in walking are free. Information: 747-8663 or rio- del Norte in Mesilla. Information: (575) 523-
Sunland Park, open to the general public. Cost: Franklin Mountains State Park — Most
hiking and mountain-biking trails begin in the 4398. Audubon Bird Walks are 7:15 a.m.
$15 per person; available at eventbrite. • Birding tours are 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, and Saturdays, led by park volunteers. Ranger-led
Information: 534-0000 or Tom Mays area, off Transmountain Drive on 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3.
the west side of the park (east of I-10). Entry Nature Hikes are 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Fitness in
Next hike is 1 p.m. Sunday, March 3. • Introductory tours 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9,. Nature walks with the Second Chance Walker
fee is $5 per person, free for age 12 and under • Community workdays is 9 a.m. Saturday,
Wyler Aerial Tramway Hikes — 1700 (with family). Correct cash or check only. Program are 8:30 a.m. every Saturday begin-
Feb. 16. ning at the Visitor Center.
McKinley (west of Alabama). Hikes are free. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Information:
Information: 562-9899. Bring water, sturdy 566-6441 or Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso • Oliver Lee State Park, Highway 54 south of
shoes, appropriate clothing. franklin-mountains. Desert Botanical Garden — 4200 Alamogordo at the Dog Canyon turnoff.
• A Women’s Hike is 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3. The Great Backyard Bird Count starts Friday, Doniphan (across from Frontera). Hours are 9 Information: (575) 437-8284. A star party is
Meet at Tramway. Hike Directisimo up to Feb. 15. Meet 2-4 p.m. at the Tom Mays Bird a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Friday, and 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.
Jackaloop and back Blind to kick off the weekend-long event. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed • Percha Dam State Park and Caballo Lake
• The Last Sunday is 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. Guided hikes and bike rides are $8 per person Tuesdays. Admission: $2 (free for members); State Park, 60 miles north of Las Cruces on
24. This month’s hike is a couple’s hike. Meet ($3 State Park Pass holder; $1 age 12 and $1 children. Information: 584-0563, keystone- Interstate 25. Information: (575) 743-3942
at Tramway and hike Directisimo under); price includes entry. Dogs welcome on (Percha Dam) or (575) 527-8386 (Caballo
A “Geocaching 101” event to learn about leash on some hikes. Reservations required: Lake). World Wetlands Day presentation is 11
these “modern day treasure hunts” is 10 a.m. Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 2.
566-6441 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday).
Saturday, Feb. 23. Participation is free, but Site — Ranch Road 2775 off U.S. 62/180.
• Peak Challenge Hike is 7:30 a.m. Saturday,
Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State
registration required as space and supplies are Feb. 2. Meet at West Cottonwood Springs Park — 1504 Miehls Drive N., Carlsbad, N.M.
limited; at Thursday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through
trailhead for strenuous 8-mile round trip hike Admission: $5 ($3 ages 7-12; free for 6 and
Sunday. Admission: $7 (free for children 12 and
younger). Admission including tours or hikes is under). Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (last entry
$9 (13 and over); $2 (ages 5-12). Information: at 3:30 p.m.). Information: (575) 887-5516 or
857-1135, ext. 0, or Live Raptor presentation is
scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16.
White Sands National Monument —
The glistening gypsum dunes are about 15 miles Gila Cliff Dwellings National
southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70. Monument — 44 miles north of Silver City
Visitor Center hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Park on NM Highway 15 in the middle of the majes-
hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last entrance is one tic Gila Wilderness, the first and one of the
hour before closing. Entrance fees are $20 per largest wilderness areas. Entrance fee: $10
vehicle; $10 per person and $15 per motorcy- (annual park pass is $45). Information: (575)
cles. Information: (575) 479-6124, ext. 236 or 536-9461 or
(575) 679-2599, ext. 232; or on The trail to the dwellings is open from 9 a.m.
Facebook. Sunset strolls are offered daily to 4 p.m. Everyone must be off the trail by 5
Ranger-guided Lake Lucero Tour is 10 a.m. p.m. Visitor center is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 23. Program fee is $8 ($4 age
15 and younger). Check website or call for Alameda Park Zoo — Alameda Park, 1321
details; reservations required, available one North White Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70),
month prior to tour. Alamogordo. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Admission: $2.50 ($1.50 ages 3-11 and 60 and
Carlsbad Caverns National Park — The older; free for ages 2 and younger).
park is about 160 miles east of El Paso, off the Information: (575) 439-4290, or on Facebook
Carlsbad Highway (U.S. 62-180). Information: at Alameda Park Zoo-AFOTZ
(575) 785-2232 or
Visitor Center winter hours are 8 a.m. to 5 Aguirre Spring Campground — The
p.m. daily; tours available 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 Organ Mountain recreational area is off U.S. 70
p.m. Last entry into cave via natural entrance is about 15 miles east of Las Cruces. Day-use fee
2 p.m. with last entry into cave via elevator is $5 per vehicle; camping is $7. Information,
3:30 p.m. (be in line to exit cave by 4:30 p.m.). group reservations: (575) 525-4300.
Plan 3-1/2 hours for a walk-in tour and 1-1/2 Dripping Springs Natural Area — The
hours for Big Room tour of the Caverns. Cost recreational area is at the base of the Organ
is $10 (free or ages 15 and younger). The Mountains at the end of Dripping Springs Road.
park’s audio self-guided tour is $3 extra (also Gates open 8 a.m. to sunse. Admission: $5 per
available in Spanish). vehicle. Leashed pets allowed on some trails.
Other guided tours are available; call or check Information: (575) 522-1219.
website for details.
Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park —
Guadalupe Mountains National Park 56501 N Jornada Rd, Las Cruces. The park,
— 110 miles east of El Paso on the way to part of Asombro Institute for Science
Carlsbad, the 86,416-acre park includes the Education, is northeast of Las Cruces. Park
highest point in Texas: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749 hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
feet. Entry fee: $5 for ages 16 and older, good Saturday. Information: (575) 524-3334 or
for one week and all trails. Pine Springs Visitor

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Centennial Museum — University at Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305
Wiggins, UTEP. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 Monday Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road. The center fea-
through Saturday. Admission is free. tures a museum on the Tigua tribe. Hours are
Information: 747-6667 or 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Showing through April 13: “Rations, Rights Free children’s activities. Admission is free.
and Rivets: Experiencing World War II in El Information: 859-7700,
Paso.” Showing through April 27: “Where
The World met the Border: El Paso’s First
War Eagles Air Museum — 8012 Airport
16-17, exploring regional rock art archaeologi- older; $4 ages 6-18; free ages 5 and younger).
Road, Doña Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa.
Ward,” the story of El Paso’s first neighbor- cal sites, Mogollon archaeological sites, and Family and group rates available. Admission is
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
hood. how they inform the human and natural histo- free to Visitor Center. Information: 533-5147,
Sunday. Admission: $5; $4 seniors and military;
ries of an area. Classroom sessions will be at or Facebook.
El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study free for children under 12. Information: (575)
the museum, with rock art recording field ses- • Creole Gumbo and New Orleans Pudding
Center — 715 N. Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m. 589-2000 or
sion at Hueco Tanks State Park. Registration: Cooking Classes are 10 a.m. (family-friendly)
to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.
$100 plus TAS membership. Information: (512) and 1 p.m. (for adults), Saturday, Feb. 2. $5.
Las Cruces area
Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.
245-1696 or Call to reserve a spot.
Information: 351-0048 or elpasoholocaustmu-
• Yoga is 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb.9 and 23. Free. El Paso Museum of History — 510 N. • A free Braintrust Bag Lunch mini-lecture is Branigan Cultural Center — Branigan
Santa Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday Building, 501 N. Main, (Downtown Mall) Las
El Paso Museum of Archaeology — noon Wednesday, Feb. 13. Sharon Cowell will
through Saturday (open until 9 p.m. Thursdays), Cruces. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso discuss “Octavia Magoffin’s Legacy in El Paso”
and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(west of U.S. 54). Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • A Cocoa Crawl guided tour is 4 to 6 p.m.
Information: 212-0320, Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First
Tuesday through Saturday. Tours are 10:30 to Friday, Feb. 15. Admission is free; dress warm.
or on Facebook. Friday Ramble. Information: (575) 541-2154,
2 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. • Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club is 2 p.m.
Sunset Yoga for all ages and skill levels is 6 to or on Facebook.
Information: 755-4332, archaeology.elpaso- Saturday, Feb. 16, to discuss “With the Night
7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 and March 7. Showing through Feb. 16: “Lightning Field,”, or on Facebook at EPMArch. Mail” and “Easy as ABC” by Rudyard Kipling
Beginners welcome. Participation is free; sign digital imagery by Ken Morgan.
Showing through April 20: “Astronomy and (1905 and 1912). Tea and pastries provided.
up at A free Lunar New Year Celebration welcom-
the Mesoamerican Cosmos,” a look at the cos- • “Make-a-Thing” arts and crafts are 10 a.m.
ing the Year of the Pig is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
mos, constellations and mythology from a Los Portales Museum and Visitor the third Thursday of each month. Feb. 2 proj-
Saturday, Feb. 9, with tradition Chinese crafts,
Mesoamerican perspective. The multi-media Center — 1521 San Elizario Road. Hours are ect is a Duct Tape Bag. Cost: $10.
games and demonstrations for all ages.
exhibit features the work and research of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday,
National Border Patrol Museum and A performance “For the Love of Music” by
Fernando Arturo Rodriguez. noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
Memorial Library — 4315 Transmountain Las Cruces Ukes is 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.
Showing through June 1: “The Salado Information: 851-1682.
Drive. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday Poetry readings by Sin Fronteras/Writers
Enigma: The Melding of Southwest Cultures.”
The multi-media exhibit explores the Salado
Magoffin Home State Historic Site — through Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday and Without Borders are 10 a.m. to noon Saturday,
1120 Magoffin. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. major holidays. Admission is free. Information: Feb. 23.
people, their possible origins, lifeways, and dis-
Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. 759-6060 or Culture Club arts and crafts events are 10
appearance from the Salt and Gila River Basins.
Sunday. Visitors can begin their tour at the a.m. to noon Saturdays.
A talk on “Mimbres Turkey Domestication San Elizario Veterans Museum and
Visitor Center across the street (1117 Magoffin, Geography Club meets 10 a.m. to noon
and Iconography” by Sean Dolan of the cultural Memorial Walk — 1501-B Main Street in
a restored 1901 home); closed Sunday. Tours Saturdays to learn about the U.S. through arts
resources at N3B Los Alamos is 2 p.m. San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
on the hour; last tour at 4 p.m. Spanish lan- and crafts. February will focus on the Gila
Saturday, Feb. 2. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
guage tours offered Thursday through Saturday; Wilderness.
Texas Archaeological Society hosts a two-day Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission
call for availability. Cost: $7 ($6 seniors 65 and
Rock Art Academy Saturday and Sunday, Feb. is free. Information: 345-3741 or 383-8529.
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Museum age 3 and under. Information: (575) 522-4100 space is limited. Also
Cont’d from Page 23
The 6th annual Museum Rocks Gem &
NMSU Art Gallery — D.W. Williams Art New Mexico Museum of Space
Center, 1390 E. University Ave, NMSU. Hours History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. Hours
Mineral Show is Feb. 23-24, with more than
Las Cruces Museum of Nature and 60 vendors, geology discussions, door prizes,
are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $6 ($5
Science — 411 N. Main in the Las Cruces children’s activities, and food and beverage for
Saturday. Admission is free. Information: (575) seniors and military, $4 ages 4-12, children 3
Downtown Mall. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 646-2545, and younger free). Information: (877) 333-
sale. Admission: $7 ($4 age 6-11; free for age 5
p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 Showing Jan. 31-March 2: “Light Tricks,” 6589, (575) 437-2840 or
and younger); includes museum admission.
p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First new installation, sculpture, drawing, and inter- New to the museum is the German Air Force
Friday Ramble. Information: (575) 522-3120 or active video by Julie Alpert and Andy Arkley. Tornado jet fighter.
The 20th annual Cowboy Days celebration of Each artist utilizes various forms of light and The Launch Pad Lecture Series is 9 to 11 a.m.
Southwest pioneer heritage is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A free “Light & Shadow” Saturday Family shadow (projected, reflected, and emitted) to the first Friday of each month. The Feb. 1 lec-
Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March
Science event is 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. draw attention to their invented visual language ture is “Big Bang – And Its Afterglow” with
2-3, with cowboy demonstrations, chuckwagon
Learn about the properties of the speed of light of signs and symbols abstracted from childhood Museum Education Director Dave Dooling.
cooking, children’s activities, mounted shooting,
and create a shadow frame. memories. Opening reception is 5:30 p.m. Admission is free; coffee and donuts provided.
the 3rd annual CASI Chili Cook-Off, cowboy
Thursday, Jan. 31. Next month’s lecture is “Unsung Women
Las Cruces Railroad Museum — The music, pony rides, gunfight re-enactments, and
The 4th annual “I Heart Art” Valentine’s Day
museum is in the Santa Fe train depot, 351 N. food and craft vendors. Admission: $5; age 4 Heroes of the Space Race” with Museum
Party is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, with Curator Sue Taylor on March 1.
Mesilla (at Las Cruces avenue west of the and younger free. Mechanical bull and mini-
pop-up speed dating, a kissing photo booth, Science Saturday events for kids and their par-
Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 train rides are $3 each, and pony rides are $5.
food and music. This year’s theme is “Secret ents are 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 9, with
p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 Showing through March 9: “Dressed for the
Admirers.” Funds raised go toward program- planetarium programs and more.
p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First Occasion,” featuring women’s clothing from
ming in the new University Art Museum in
Friday Ramble. Admission is free. Information: the pioneer days of the 1870s to the Silver City Museum — 312 W. Broadway,
Devasthali Hall, scheduled to open in the fall.
(575) 528-3444 or Depression Era of the 1930s. Silver City. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
RSVP at (575) 646-2545 or
New Mexico Watercolor Society, Southern Showing through March 31 in the Arts Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A NMSU Collaborative Theatre-Making
Chapter presents “Toy Trains, Model Trains, Corridor: “Around the Farm & Ranch: Saturday and Sunday. Open until 7 p.m. the
Project is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28.
Miniature Trains” Feb. 1-March 2. Opening Watercolors by Penny Thomas Simpson,” with first Friday of the month. The museum covers
reception is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. 33 paintings of life around the farm and ranch. NMSU Museum — Kent Hall, University at the settlement of southwest New Mexico, the
Family Game Day is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Showing through Sept. 13: “Drawn to the Solano, Las Cruces. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. two centuries of mining in the region and early
Feb. 9. Land: Peter Hurd’s New Mexico.” Tuesday through Friday. Admission is free. commerce in Silver City. Admission: $5.
Brown Bag Lectures series is noon, Tuesday, Craft for Kids are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays; Information: (575) 646-5161 or Information: (575) 538-5921, silvercitymuse-
Feb. 12. Patricia Kiddney, president of the free with museum admission., or on Facebook.
Concordia Heritage Association of El Paso, Pre-registration required for workshops at Showing through Spring 2019 is ”Live Long & Opening reception for the “Ranching in Grant
presents “Hobos of the Great Depression of (575) 522-4100 or Prosper: Sci-Fi Images in Contemporary County” exhibit exploring the history, art,
the Southwest.” • A Felting Workshop is 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Indigenous Art,” with more than 40 works of social organizations, sports, and culture that
Feb. 2. Participants are invited to create their art by contemporary indigenous artists includ- surround this rural lifestyle is 4 to 6 p.m.
NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum own piece of felted artwork out of wool. All ing Debra Yepa-Pappan, Will Wilson, Suzanne
— 4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. Hours Friday, Feb. 1. Exhibit runs through 2019.
materials provided. Class: $10, space is limited. Kite, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Sarah Sense, Neal
are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, • A three-day Weaving Workshop is 9 a.m. to Ambrose Smith, Hoka Skenadore, Nicholas Toy Train Depot — Alameda Park, 1991 N.
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15-16, and Galanin, Andy Everson, Ryan Singer, Jamison White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo. Hours are
adults, $4 seniors 60 and older; $3 children age Friday, Feb. 22, for adults, and youth age 14 Chas Banks, Sonny Assu and Skawennati. noon to 4:40 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
4-17; free for members, veterans and children and over accompanied by adults. Fee: $60; Admission: $4. Information: (575) 437-2855.

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Colonial art featured
Pat Olchefski exhibition Home Show artists

in three new exhibits
Pat Olchefski Winston has chosen the
evocative title, “Velvet Blue Bayou” to The 19th Annual Home and Garden

describe her exhibition of new paintings
Show will be March 8-10 at the El Paso
that will open with a reception 1 to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 16 at Star City Studios, 120 Convention Center, and this year will be
W. Castellano. The exhibition, which will feature a special section called the Art,
nown as the Spanish Colonial hang through April 30, encompasses a lus- Gift and Gourmet area. Two dozen artists
Period, the 300 years spanning the cious selection of images inspired by will sell their work, including Candy
16th and 19th centuries was one of recent travels, which include spending Mayer, Nina Eaton, Racheal Davis,
the most significant eras in the history of time on the island of Maui and the big Melinda Etzold, Lisa Mata and others.
the New World. Spanish colonizers domi- island of Hawaii in October 2018; and
nated trade in the Americas, a practice more recently experiencing the beauty of Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer
which led to their becoming some of the the bayou region of New Orleans followed specializing in the visual arts.
world’s wealthiest citizens. Vast ranches by a voyage up the Mississippi River.
and plantations provided formidable profits
from the sale and trading of cattle and
tropical crops such as tobacco, cocoa,
sugar cane and indigo. Acquisition of this
vast wealth stimulated a thriving market
for religious works of art for both public
and domestic use.
The El Paso Museum of Art will host a
trio of outstanding exhibitions that focus Christianity to Spanish settlers, and also to
on the contributions made by artists work- proselytyze the indigenous populations of
ing in Central and South America begin- the Americas.
ning in the late 17th century all the way to A third exhibition entitled “Joy and
the 1820s, when most of the colonies were Suffering” will be on display in the Peter
liberated from Spain. and Margaret de Witter Gallery March 8 to
Opening Feb. 8 and running through May September 1. To prepare for this exhibi-
5 in the Woody and Gayle Hunt Family tion, the museum’s retablo collection,
Gallery is the traveling exhibition of 56 ranked as the second largest in the nation,
lavish works entitled “Power and Piety” has undergone an entirely re-imagined
from the Colección Patricia Phelps de installation. This exhibition will include
Cisneros. The exhibition provides viewers displays of ex-votos (works commissioned
with insights not only into the way which to commemorate miracles) as well as bul-
wealthy Spanish families used art as a tos (carved wooden statues).
means to showcase their own power and These works — primarily focused on the
piety, but also the role religious art played image of the Christ Child, the Virgin Mary
in the daily lives of the average citizen. or a specific saint — were most often com-
During this period, religious art and fur- missioned by those living outside the
nishings were traded across the Caribbean major cities in Mexico. The self-taught,
and Gulf of Mexico in considerable quanti- rural Mexican artists used their skills to
ties. The exhibition includes works from imitate the Spanish Master painters to ful-
New Spain, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Ecuador fill the desire of rural residents for person-
and most significantly the Province of al devotional imagery.
Caracas, Venezuela. Isolated from the larger cities, these
Monumental oil paintings, elaborately artists utilized available materials, painting
carved and gilded chairs, and exquisitely on surfaces such as tin from roofs and
crafted silver lamps and candelabras are slabs of wood. Although self-taught, they
among the many objects that were com- created distinctive works that were often a
missioned for cathedrals and bishops’ resi- blend of traditional Christian imagery with
dences as a means to overwhelm the sens- folk and pagan beliefs.
es and inspire devotion, while underscor-
ing the grandeur and power of the Catholic Las Cruces Arts Fair
Church. In turn, Spanish colonists also El Paso’s Hal Marcus will be the featured
commissioned lavish works to decorate artist March 1-3 for the Doña Ana Arts
their own homes to emphasize their own Council’s 9th annual Las Cruces Arts Fair.
power and piety. These include imported In addition to displaying a selection of his
ivory sculptures with gilded wooden bases original paintings, Marcus’ image entitled
and sumptuous decorative altars with “The Queen of Diamonds” will be featured
hand-carved figurines. Among the most on a poster advertising the event as well as
opulent of these objects is a series of taber- all other promotional materials.
nacles (ornamental cabinets) created by This is the first time the Arts Council had
artists from Venezuela and Mexico, the invited an individual from El Paso as fea-
largest of which measures 51 inches in tured artist, DAAC Executive Director
width and nearly 40 inches in height. Kathleen Albers said. Although Las Cruces
A second exhibition, “Saints and Sacred and El Paso are in two different states they
Stories: Devotional Objects from New are a mere 45 miles apart, she noted,
Spain,” is taken almost entirely from the explaining, “It is really one large arts com-
museum’s permanent collection and com- munity. I think it is only natural that we all
plemented by a significant loan from the support one another, and we are hoping
San Angelo Museum of Fine Art. The 40 that featuring an El Paso artist will make
additional objects range from paintings and the bonds even stronger.”
sculptures to personal altars and retablos, Marcus echoed these sentiments. “Of
devotional objects that permeated everyday course I am very honored to have been
life in Mexico from the 16th through 19th invited to be their featured artist,” adding
centuries. Because there were only a limit- that after visiting last year’s show, “we
ed number of priests available to celebrate were very impressed with the high quality
Mass, many of the colonists created lavish of the artwork and the diversity of the
altars in their own homes as a sacred place artists and craftspeople who were partici-
to pray. The Catholic Church also used pating.”
many of these devotional objects to teach

February 2019 El Paso Scene Page 25
Agave Rosa Gallery — Hours are noon to Admission is free unless noted otherwise.
6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 3 Information: 212-0300 or
p.m. Saturday. Information: 533-8011. A recep- Showing Feb. 8-May 5: “Power and Piety:
tion for “Contrastes,” paintings by Martha Spanish Colonial Art.” The exhibit illuminates
Arzabala and Manuel Piña, is 6 to 9 p.m. the overlap and tension between social power
Saturday, Feb. 9. and religion in the Americas through nearly 60
extravagant works of religious art commis-
Bert Saldana Art Gallery — 1501 Main sioned for cathedrals and homes.
Street in the San Elizario Arts District. Hours Mexican folk singer and songwriter Azul
are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Barrientos will gvie a free performance on the
Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to “Power and Piety” exhibition noon to 1 p.m.
4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 479-2926 or bert- Friday, Feb. 8. Seating is limited; RSVP at Special seats for museum members.
A Valentine’s Day Weekend event co-hosted Family Day event “Ideas Unrapped,” is 2 to 4
by J.R.’s Gallery and Adobe Horseshoe Theatre p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16.
is 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Showing through Feb. 27: Jacob Lawrence’s
Feb. 9-10, with art, vendors, “shotgun wed- “Toussaint L’Ouverture Series: The Haitian
dings,” and live music. Revolution.” An exhibit celebration is 5 to 6
‘Carrillo in Color’ — The exhibit of newly p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, with live music and
discovered images from Mexican photographer refreshments followed by an Art Talk with
Manuel Carrillo (1906-1989), will be featured Senior Curator Dr. Kate Green 6 to 7 p.m.
through Feb. 28 in UTEP Library’s 3rd Floor Showing through April 7: “Julie Speed: East
Gallery, 1900 Wiggins, during regular hours. of the Sun and West of the Moon.”
Admission is free. Information: Bach’s Lunch Jr. in partnership with El Paso
or on Facebook at UTEP Library. Pro-Musica is noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb.
21, with cellist Melissa Kraut. Performance fol-
Chamizal galleries — Chamizal National lowed by tours of the Julie Speed exhibit.
Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Franklin G. Smith
Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon.
through Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. week- The gallery specializes in local and early El Paso
ends by request. Admission is free. Information: art. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
532-7273 or Friday, or by appointment. Information: 533-
Showing through April 15: “BorDNAndo... 9090 or
‘Una mirada a la frontera a través del Arte’ (A Showing through Feb. 28: “Latina Arte,”
look at the border through Art),” sculptures by with works by Latina artists Teresa Fernandez,
Majo (Mirna Ajo). The art focuses on the social Carmen Navar, Romy Hawkins, Martha
dynamics of the El Paso and Juárez border, Arzabala, Leticia Luevanos, Lillian Sandoval,
with themes such as Border, Time, Desert, El Erica Zamora and Isabel Olivares.
Bordo, Spanglish, Cruzando el Charco and Ho Baron Sculpture Garden and
Interuniverso. Studio – Baron’s surreal outdoor sculpture
Crossland Gallery — The El Paso Art garden at 2830 Aurora (at Piedras) features
Association’s gallery is at 500 W. Paisano (in several of his large-scale works. His indoor stu-
the Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are 11 a.m. dio and private sculpture garden hours are
to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 915-
p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. Information: 562-7820 or
534-7377 or International Museum of Art — 1211
Showing through Feb. 22: Montana. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“con.FIGURE.ation.five.2019” figure and por- Wednesday Thursday and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.
trait award show. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.
The El Paso Art Association general meeting Information: 543-6747, internationalmuseumo-
is 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10. Artist Terrance or on Facebook.
Flores will demonstrate his swirl enamel lay- The Art of the Arts Society presents “The Art
ered technique. Free and open to the public. of Entertainment” with pianist Laurie Koval at 2
Dozal Art Gallery — The gallery of award- p.m. Sunday, March 3, in the parlor.
winning artist Robert Dozal is at 1445 Main Admission is free, donations welcome.
Street in the San Elizario Art District. Hours Black History Month Exhibition — The
are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Ysleta Independent School District is sponsor-
Sunday, or by appointment. Information: 777- ing the annual Art Contest & Exhibition, with
5237 or the theme of African American singers, Feb. 1-
El Paso Studio Tour call for artists — March 1, at the Socorro ISD Central Office
The 12th annual El Paso Artists Studio Tour lower level, 12440 Rojas Dr. Awards presenta-
invites artists to participate at its open studio tion and reception is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday,
events April 27-28 and May 4-5. The April March 1. Information: 434-9711, or on
tour includes studios in the West Side and Facebook at YISDFineArts.
Upper Valley. The May tour includes Eastside, Pastel Society of El Paso — The society’s
Northeast, Downtown and Mission Valley. meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the
Deadline to register is March 5. Information International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana, to
and entry form at carpool to the show of Gary Ozias pastels at
El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts the M. Phillips Fine Art Gallery in Las Cruces.
Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9 Free and open to the public. Information:
a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Dorian Clouser, 593-2330.
Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to
9 p.m. Thursday. Closed Mondays and holidays. Please see Page 27

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Art Scene Images with Linda Gendall. One of USA’s Top 100
Independent Pizzerias
• 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20: Painting on
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— Pizza Today
Silk with July Licht
• 2 and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27:
Rio Bravo Watercolorists — The group’s Painting De Grazia style with Sally Quillin.
monthly meeting is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday,
Feb. 20, at International Museum of Art, 1211 Branigan Cultural Center Open Call
Montana. Guest speaker Jean Holzenthaler will for Submissions — Branigan Cultural
talk on 2D and 3D artwork using a variety of Center in Las Cruces seeks proposals for
exhibits to be presented in 2020, with themes

media. The public is invited. Information: Linda
Parsons, 549-2950. of cultural and historical significance relating to
the Southwest. Exhibits will run for 6 to 12
Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald
Fine Beers & Wines
weeks Deadline is 5 p.m. April 7. For details:
Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is off Dawson Information:
Drive next to the Sun Bowl. Hours are 10 a.m.
KERN PLACE or (575) 541-2154.
to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (open until 7
Chaos Collaboration — Las Cruces Parks
206 Cincinnati • 532-9483
p.m. Thursday) and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Information: 747-6151, or and Recreation Department’s Teen Programs

on Facebook at RubinCenter. 3rd annual art show for teens by teens, aimed
Showing through April 6: at bringing a fresh perspective to local culture is
• ‘Sections: New Cities, Future Ruins at the 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Frank 865 N. Resler • 760-6000
Border,’ in the Rubin Gallery. Artists, designers, O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W.
and thinkers were invited to re-imagine and Bell. Information: (575) 541-2455. An artist
engage the extreme urbanism of America’s reception with musical performances will be
1879 N. Zaragosa • 856-9111
Western Sun Belt. from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22.
• “Convergence: New Contemporary Painting
Doña Ana Arts & Cultural Center —
from Thinkspace” in the L Gallery.
1740 Calle de Mercado. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 11100 Sean Haggerty (at US 54)
Showing through April 12: is “A Piece of
p.m. Monday through Friday. Information:
Our Mind: Posters By Joe Scorsone and Alice

(575) 523-6403 or Showing in
Drueding,” in the Project Space. The exhibit
February are works by ArtForms members.
showcases 47 posters about hunger, the envi-
ronment, immigration and human rights, com-
The Members will be on hand to discuss their
work 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.
145 W. Sunset (at Doniphan)
bining visual literacy with irony and humor.
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Thur.
Downtown Ramble — The City of Las
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
Las Cruces/Mesilla Cruces hosts an evening of music and art 5 to 7 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday
p.m. the first Friday of the month at art venues
‘For the Love of Art month’ — February of in a seven-block stretch of Las Cruces
is “For the Love of Arts Month” in Las Cruces,
Downtown Mall. Information: (575) 647-0508. “... definitely has the best pizza in town.”
celebrating the city’s various performing and — Texas Monthly
visual arts. The month, sponsored by ‘Earth Matters’ — The Ten O’clock artists

ArtForms, is highlighted by several special stu- hosts the “For the Love of Art Month” exhibit
dio tours, exhibits, readings and performances. at the Southwest Environmental Center, 275
Information: Main, in Las Cruces. Opening is 5 to 7:40 p.m.
See various gallery listings for event details. Friday, Feb. 1, with music by Allison Reynolds.
Information: (828) 467-9060.
10-10 Arts Hop — Doña Ana Arts Council ‘Feed Your Mind’ seminar series —
hosts “12 Hours of Art in Las Cruces” with
Doña Ana Arts Council brings speakers on a
events 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. the second Saturday
wide range of topics at DAAC Arts & Cultural
of every month (Feb. 9). Participating galleries
Center, in Bulletin Plaza, 1740 Avenida de
are Cutter Gallery (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), DAAC
Mercado, Suites B–D. Evenings begin with
Arts & Cultural Center (4 to 7 p.m.), Rokoko
social hour and light refreshments 5 p.m., with
Gallery (4 to 7 p.m.), Four Points Perspective
seminars 5:30 to 7 p.m. Information: (575)
(7 to 10 p.m.) and Art Obscura (7 to 10 p.m.).
523-6403 or
Information: (575) 523-6403. Schedule:
Kathleen Key is presenting a six-week course
on “The Impressionists Beyond France” that
Art Obscura Gallery — 3206 Harrelson in began Monday, Jan. 28. Attendees may drop in
Las Cruces (Mesilla Park area). Hours are 10 for individual classes ($20 per session).
a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and Key also is offering a seminar series on “The
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: (575) History of Women in Art,” 1:30 to 3 p.m.
494-7256, or on Thursdays, beginning Jan. 31. Call for details.
GreenSpace Gallery — 517 N. Mesquite
Showing Feb. 9-March 3: “It’s the Little
in Las Cruces, N.M. Showing through Feb. 28
Things,” works by Roy van der Aa. Reception is
are works by the Talavera Artists including oil,
7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10.
acrylic, and watercolor painting, and photogra-
ArtForms Studio Tour — The Las phy. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
Cruces-based ArtForms Artist Association of though Saturday. Information: (575) 551-6778
New Mexico presents its annual Studio Tours or
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and noon to 4 p.m.
Gypsy Sage artists — Five local artists in
Sunday through February in celebration of “For
various mediums showcase their recent works
the Love of Art Month.” Go to
during the month of February at Amaro
for list of participating galleries and studios, and
Winery, 402 S Melendres in Las Cruces.
which will be open on which weekends.
Opening is 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. Artists
ArtRageous — Doña Ana Arts Council will be present at the winery throughout
offers community art classes at DAAC Arts & February 4 to 7 p.m. Saturdays and 4 to 6 p.m.
Cultural Center, in Bulletin Plaza, 1740 Calle Sundays. Information: (575) 650-7543.
de Mercado, Suite D. Classes include materials,
Las Cruces Arts Fair — Doña Ana Arts
light refreshments and a glass of wine. No
Council’s 9th annual regional juried fine arts
experience is necessary; all levels welcome.
event is March 1-3 in the Las Cruces
Wear old clothes or smock. Cost $30 per class
Convention Center, 680 E University. See
(includes materials and light refreshments).
Page 6 for details.
Class size limited. Registration: (575) 523-6403
• 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14: After Color Please see Page 29

February 2019 El Paso Scene Page 27
Cactus Flower Bookery — 5024
Doniphan (Placita Santa Fe), Suite 9. New on the Border Bookshelf
Information: 204-9965. ‘Copper Stain: ASARCO’s Legacy in El Paso’
The monthly Read Between the Wines liter- by Elaine Hampton and Cynthia Ontiveros
ary discussion and wine pairing is 7 p.m. (University of Oklahoma Press). Through
Thursday, Feb. 7. Bring favorite book for the nearly 100 interviews with ex-employees
month’s theme. Wine samples for 21 and older. and others involved in the smelter’s demise,
This month’s theme is Historical Fiction. the book is filled with “stories of horror,
Harry Potter Fan Club meets 11 a.m. to noon humor, courage and sorrow documenting
the second and fourth Saturday of the month the grim reality of laboring under giant
(Feb. 9 and 23), with butterbear, spell learn- machines and lava-spewing furnaces while
ing and other activities. All ages welcome. turning mountains of rock into copper
Denise Chavez writing workshop — ingots.” According to a release from
“The More: A Writing Workshop with Denise Hampton, the book exposes the political
Chávez” is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, tug-of-war between industrial and enviro-
at Casa Casa Camino Real, 314 S. Tornillo, in mental issues. Available at
Las Cruces. The workshop will explore “the
stories of our steadfast and ongoing will to per-
• Feb. 16 — Gustavo Enriquez: “Shrinking the
sist, and more, to thrive.” Cost: $85.
Page: The Art of Erasure Poetry.” Gustavo
Information: Denise Chávez, (575) 523-3988.
Enriquez serves on the board of UTEP’s
‘Love Your Library’ Book Sale — Creative Writing Society.
Friends of the Esperanza A. Moreno Branch • Feb. 23 — Rios de la Luz: “Magic and the
Library, 12480 Pebble Hills, host a book sale at Body.: De la Luz is a queer xicana and chapina
the library 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. in El Paso. She is the author of the short story
16. Information: 212-0442. collection “The Pulse Between Dimensions and
The Desert” and the novella “Itzá.”
Poetry Contest for Students — The El
Paso Public Library accepts entries through Murder She Read — The Eastside chapter
Feb. 16 for its 29th annual Youth Poetry of the book discussion group supporting
Contest open to area students from 1st to 12th women mystery writers meets 7 to 8 p.m.
grade. Information: Tuesday, Feb. 5 to discuss “Death of an
Honest Man” by M.C. Beaton. Meeting place
Southwest Book Awards — The annual varies; call for location. Admission is free.
Border Regional Library Association Awards
Information: 629-7063 or
Banquet is 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at
Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino El Paso Writers’ League — The league
Drive in Sunland Park. Cash bar opens at 6 meets 2 to 4 p.m. the second Saturday of the
p.m. Event is free, but cost for dinner is $37.50 month at the Dorris Van Doren Regional
(check payable to BRLA, send to Sebastian Diaz Branch Library, 551 E. Redd Road. Admission is
(information: Information: free, and the public is invited. Information: 755- or on Facebook at borderlibraries. 4958, or on
Facebook at ElPasoWritersLeague.
XXIV Undécimo Congreso de The Feb. 9 program is Authors’ Musical Chair
Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea to Writing prompts. Authors, seated in groups
— The 2019 Contemporary Mexican
at different tables, will “free write,” testing
Literature Conference, organized by the UTEP
their author’s creativity through a series of
Department of Languages and Linguistics,
genre and writing prompts.
begins at 9 a.m. Thursday through Saturday,
March 7-9 in the UTEP Student Union Ron Stallworth — Stallworth will discuss
Building East. Information: and sign his book “Black Klansman” at 2:30 Full schedule at p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Barnes & Noble
Facebook at Congreso de Literatura Mexicana. (West). 705 Sunland Park Drive. Stallworth’s
Keynote speaker is Dr. Maarten van Delden, book was adapted into the award-nominated
who will speak on, “Polémicas del 68: Octavio Spike Lee film. Information: 581-5353.
Paz y sus críticos.”
Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club —
Tumblewords Project — The writing The book club devoted to Victorian era science
workshops are 12:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. fiction meets at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at
Saturdays. The workshops will meet at the El Magoffin Home State Historic Site, 1120
Paso Public Library Main Branch, 501 N. Magoffin, to discuss “With the Night Mail” and
Oregon through September. Workshops are “Easy as ABC” by Rudyard Kipling (1905 and
free; donations for the presenter are encour- 1912). Victorian era or steampunk dress
aged. The group is open to all writers in a non- encouraged, but not required. Tea and pastries
critique, non-caustic forum. Information: 328- provided Admission is free. Information: 533-
5484 or on Facebook. 5147, or Facebook.
• Feb. 2 — Dr. Yolanda Chávez Leyva:
Rail Readers Book Club — The club
“Borders.” Reflect and write on the idea of
meets at 11 a.m. on the third Wednesday of
borders: borders between nations, between
the month at the Las Cruces Railroad Museum,
groups, between individuals and how they
351 N. Mesilla in Las Cruces. Guests do not
shape our lives. Chávez Leyva is an associate
have to have read the book. Participation is
professor of History at UTEP as well as the
free. Information, book titles: 575-647-4480.
Director of the Institute of Oral History and
The Feb. 20 book is Part I of “Appetite for
Museo Urbano.
America.” The biography of Fred Harvey was
• Feb. 9 — Robin Scofield: “Against Love
written by Stephen Fried and is one of the
Poetry.” Scofield is author of Flow (Street of
most complete histories of the man and the
Trees Projects) the Southwest Book of the
year in Poetry awarded by the Border Library
Regional Association.

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Southwest Art Scene First Friday Ramble. Information: (575) 541- exhibit is made up of 37 works by 28 artists.
2137 or Gallery tours are 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. the first Multi-Day Art Workshops — Doña Ana
Cont’d from Page 27
Showing Feb. 1-March 30: “Dusk to Dusk: and third Saturday of every month. Arts Council offers community art workshops
Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal,” organized by “Artventurous” free art appreciation activities at DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, in Bulletin
the Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University, are 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday. Plaza, 1740 Calle de Mercado, Suite D. Class
Las Cruces Museum of Art — 491 N.
with works loaned from the Ekard Collection. size limited; call for times. Registration: (575)
Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to
The exhibit explores human angst in the transi-
‘Mathematical Imagery in Fractals’ — 523-6403 or
4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to Works by the Mesilla Valley Fractal Artists are
tion between the 20th and 21st centuries. The • “Paint with Depth and Texture in Oil is
4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the featured Feb. 1-28 at Funky Karma Incense
Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 5-7 with artist
and Tea Shop, 3207 S. Main, as part of “For the
Krystyna Robbins. Cost: $420 ($300 DAAC
Love of Art Month.” Hours are 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to
• “Puppy Love (or Kitty Love): How to Paint
Bat’s brother Ed Taking a Look Back 3 p.m. Sunday. Reception is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 9. Information: (575) 933-9797.
Your Pet” is Feb. 12-14, with Denver artist
Andy Mallen, oil or acrylics. Cost: $200 ($160
Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery — DAAC members). Space is limited.
died in gun battle by John McVey Middagh
2470-A Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, across
from the Fountain Theatre. Hours are 10 a.m.
NM Watercolor Society exhibit — The
society’s Southern Chapter hosts its “For the
or nearly a century and a half, we 10:30 p.m., he tried to 5 p.m. daily. Information: (575) 522-2933 or
Love of Antique Trains” exhibit through the

F have heard quite a bit about
Bartholomew “Bat” Masterson. Yet
not so much about his brothers Ed and
to disarm two
drunk cowboys,
Jack Wagner and
his boss Alf
Featured in February are works by photogra-
pher Weeden Nichols and graphic designer
Mary Zawacki. New to the gallery is painter
month of February at Las Cruces Railroad
Museum, 351 N. Mesilla. The exhibit features
paintings of antique toys and trains. Opening
Jim, who were also well-known lawmen reception is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1.
in Dodge City, Kansas. Ed wasn’t quite Walker. Never Jane Peacock.
as good with a gun as his brother Bat, a drawing his gun, The gallery will celebrate its 25th
Ed pushed both anniversary with an open house 11 a.m. to 3 Nopalito’s Galeria — Las Cruces Arts
fact that led to his early death.
Bat actually had four brothers and two cowboys against p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. Four $25 gift certifi- Association and the Gypsy Sage Artists present
sisters, raised by Irish parents who the wall. Bat had cates will be given away. Light refreshments
moved the family from their original started running served.
Please see Page 30
farm in Quebec to various part of the across the street to
United States, ending up in Wichita, help but his action
provided the Ed Masterson
Kansas. Edward was born in 1852, and
Bartholomew was born a year later, and chance the cowboys
James two years after that. The youngest needed. Ed was then distracted, turning
two brothers, George and Tom, never did long enough to give the cowboys time to
much to gather any claim to fame, stay- draw their guns. Wagner fired point-blank
ing on the family farm in Wichita. into the side of Ed, who stumbled off
In 1872 Bat convinced older brother Ed mortally wounded, dying about an hour
to leave the boring life of the farm, trying later. Bat shot Jack Wagner, who died the
their hand at buffalo hunting. They fol- next day. Bat shot again, wounding
lowed the great herds from Kansas down Walker, who was taken back to Texas
to the panhandle of Texas, finding adven- where he recovered to make another cat-
ture enough. Too much adventure for Ed, tle drive to Kansas.
who returned to the farm for a while. Ed After Ed’s death, Mayor Kelly named
not only later rejoined Bat in Dodge City, Charlie Bassett as marshal, making Wyatt
but also talked younger brother Jim into Earp, James Earp and Jim Masterson his
accompanying him. deputies. Jim Masterson would later
It didn’t take long for the brothers to become city marshal. Wyatt Earp always
become prominent citizens. Jim became served as a deputy while in Dodge.
part owner of a saloon/dance hall that Ed Masterson may not have been the
became a popular stopping place. Ed, the gunfighter his brother Bat was, and that
soft spoken, steadier one of the brothers may had been why the City of Dodge
was appointed assistant marshal of liked him so much. The day after his
Dodge. Not long after being deputized, death all the businesses in town closed
Ed got his first action by arresting the and most doors were draped with black
town deadbeat, Bobby Gill, for disturbing cloth. His body laid in state with the
the peace, probably due to his Dodge City Fire Company. Many wagons
overindulging in bad whiskey. and buggies joined the procession to the
Dodge City’s mayor, James “Dog” “Boot Hill” cemetery, where a choir
Kelly, (the nickname came from some stood next to his coffin singing, “Lay him
greyhounds of his that once belonged to low in the clover or the snow; what cares
George Custer) requested that Ed he, for he cannot know.” Brother Bat
Masterson be made city marshal. Six rode alone behind the casket and 60 vol-
months earlier Ed had been an inexperi- unteer firemen in full uniform followed
enced deputy. Now by luck and good pol- behind him.
iticking he was marshal of Dodge City. Ed was first buried at the well-known
The marshal’s services were not in “Boot Hill” before being moved to Fort
much demand until the Texas cowboys Dodge. Years later all but military per-
finished their cattle drives. At that time of sonnel were moved to a new city ceme-
the year his workload increased dramati- tery. Whether Ed’s grave was moved is
cally. The visiting cowboys, con men, unknown and his gravesite remains
restless soldiers from Fort Dodge and unknown.
numerous robberies on the streets all Jim Masterson remained a lawman the
made his job very hectic. His brother Bat, rest of his life, and died at age 39 in
who was sheriff of surrounding Ford Guthrie, Okla. Bat Masterson later
County, had warned Ed that his easy- achieved fame as a journalist and prize-
going manner and his gentleness would fighting fan, as well as a participant in
never inspire fear among the swelling some nefarious business ventures, dying
population of bad characters in town. in New York City in 1921.
Ed never showed off with his pistol,
never feeling the need to. His way was to John McVey Middagh is a former
try to talk any troublemaker into submis- saddle shop owner. You can reach
sion. Then on April 9, 1878, about him at

February 2019 El Paso Scene Page 29
Southwest Art Scene Also
Cont’d from Page 29 Community Arts Party — The City of
Socorro, N.M. will host its 23rd annual arts
a joint exhibition of their work through the
event featuring workshops for all ages 10 a.m.
month of February at Nopalito’s Galeria, 326 S.
to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in Finley Gym, 202
Mesquite, in Las Cruces. Opening is 5 to 8 p.m.
McCutcheon. Admission is free. Information:
Friday, Feb. 1, with a Gypsy Sage Artists
(575) 835-5688 or
reception 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Gallery
hours are noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Deming Arts Center — The Deming Arts ‘Disney’s Newsies’ — UTEP Dinner 523-1223. Information:
Theatre, in the UTEP Student Union West This story follows 15-year-old Christopher
Sundays. Information: (575) 532-1046. Council gallery and gift shop, 100 Gold in
building, presents the hit musical based on the solving the mystery of who killed the neigh-
Deming, N.M., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pocket Sketching workshop — New Disney movie through Feb. 10 (check for bor’s dog.
Monday through Saturday. Admission is free.
Mexico Watercolor Society Southern Chapter possible extended dates) with Tony Award-
Information: (575) 546-3663, or ‘Shakespeare in Love!’ — El Paso
hosts the “Pocket Sketching for Fun and winning score by Alan Menken and Jack
on Facebook. Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series
Travel” workshop with Kath Macaulay, 9 a.m. Feldman, and book by Tony Award winner
Showing Feb. 2-27: Student Art Show & presents veteran members of the Shakespeare
to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Feb. 15-17, Harvey Fierstein. Show time is 7 p.m.
Quilt Show featuring work from Deming Junior on-the-Rocks theater company performing as
at Good Samaritan Society Village, 3011 Buena Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner mati-
High and High School students. Reception is 1 their outreach group, Shakespeare on-the-Run
Vida Circle in Las Cruces. Space is limited. nees are Sunday 1:30 p.m. Feb. 3 and 10; din-
to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the
Registration: ner matinee is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27.
The Deming Quilting club will have their Philanthropy Theatre (next to the Plaza
Tickets: $33.50 to $43.50 Wednesday,
‘Progress Club Art’ — Las Cruces GFWC quilts on display and for sale through Feb. 18- Theatre). Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster).
Thursday and Sunday discount dinner perform-
Progress Club’s exhibit runs Feb. 1-26, at the 27. Reception is 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, Information: 533-4020 or
ances; $36.50 to $48.50 (Friday and Saturday
Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. with music provided by local country-western In honor of Valentine’s Day, the group play
dinner performances), and $19.50 to $29.50
Picacho in Las Cruces. Opening reception is 5 singer Bob Eller. homage to the Bard’s most memorable cou-
no-dinner matinees (Ticketmaster).
to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. Information: (575) ples, including innocent Juliet and her Romeo,
MRAC Gallery — Wells Fargo Bank Information: 747-6060 or
528-4000. iron-willed Cleopatra and Marc Antony, rebel-
Building, 1201 Pope in Silver City. Open 10 Set in turn-of-the century New York City,
lious Katarina and Petruchio, and feisty Beatrice
The Gallery at Big Picture — 2001 E. a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. “Newsies” tells the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a
and Benedict.
Lohman, Suite 109, in Las Cruces (in Arroyo Information: (575) 538-2505 or charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of
Plaza). Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday Showing in February is teenaged “newsies.” Featuring many now clas- ‘The Vagina Monologues’ — Star on the
through Friday. Information: (575) 647-0508. ”Critters We Have Known” FeVa Fotos exhibit sic songs including “Carrying the Banner,” Mountain Production Company presents the
Showing Feb. 1-March 29: Mixed Media by by Silver City photographers Sandy Feutz and “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe.” Eve Ensler production 7:30 to 10 p.m.
Southwest Calligraphy Guild. Reception is 5 to Tom Vaughan. Opening reception is 2 to 4 Thursday and Friday, Feb. 14-15, at Hyatt
p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, with refreshments and
‘The Crucible’ — Las Cruces Community Place, 6030 Gateway East, and Saturday, Feb.
7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15.
Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces
door prizes. 16, at Seven Gods Entertainment, 3400 Fort
Tombaugh Gallery — 2000 S. Solano. Downtown Mall, presents the Arthur Miller
Blvd. Proceeds benefit La Mujer Obrera.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday Rio Bravo Fine Art — 110 Broadway in play Feb. 1-17. Directed by Norman Lewis.
Admission: $10. Information: staronthemoun-
through Saturday. Information: (575) 522-7281, Truth or Consequences, N.M. Open noon to 5 Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays or on Facebook. p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Information: and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15 ($12 students,
Showing in February is “The Tree of Life,” a (575) 894-0572 or seniors and military; $11 groups of 10 or more, ‘A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant,
collection of artwork by Maria Cristina. Showing Feb. 9-March 24: “In Plain Site,” $10 children under 12). Information: (575) 523- and A Prayer’ — Star on the Mountain
Opening reception is 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. solo exhibition by Dave Barnett. Opening 1200 or presents the Eve Ensler play at 7:30 to 10 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 3. reception is 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. A young servant-girl maliciously causes the Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 21-23, at
arrest of a young farmer’s wife for witchcraft. Seven Gods Entertainment, 3400 Fort Blvd.
The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the Proceeds from benefit Borderland Rainbow
lie — and from there the monstrous course of Center. Admission: $10. Information: staron-
bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted.
Playhouse auditions — El Paso Playhouse, ‘Silent Sky’ — American Southwest Theatre
2501 Montana, hosts auditions for “Peter Pan” Company presents true story of New England
Sunday Monday, Feb. 3-4. Show runs May 3- astronomer Henrietta Leavitt Feb. 22-March
19. Call for audition times: 532-1317 or elpaso- 3 at NMSU’s Center for the Arts in Las Cruces. Written by Laruen Gunderson and directed by
Claudia Billings. Performances are 7:30 p.m.
‘Always a Bridesmaid’ — El Paso Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets:
Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the come-
$17 ($14 seniors; $10 students; $5 high schools
dy about four friends have sworn to keep the
students with current I.D.) Tickets: (575) 646-
promise to be in each other’s weddings…no
41420 or
matter what Feb. 8-24. Showtimes are 8 p.m.
Leavitt leaves the comforts of her rural home
Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
for the Harvard Observatory, Her ambition
Tickets: $15 ($12 seniors 62+, students, mili-
leaves both her family and her new colleagues
tary; $9 12 and younger). Information: 532-
perplexed. But with a single discovery, their
1317 or
views of themselves, each other, and the uni-
‘Heartbreak Hotel’ — Burlesque on the verse itself will be upended for all time.
Rio presents their take on Hollywood 8 to
‘A Western Ode’ — Mesilla Valley Dance
11:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Touch Bar &
Eclectic presents its original family-friendly
Nightclub, 11395 James Watt, with guests
show inspired by story elements of the epic
Darlina Marie of M.O.D. tribal and Mindy
poem, “The Odyssey” 8 p.m. Saturday and 2
Chanson of Pasithea Dance Co., and the head-
p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23-24, at the Black Box
liner Kitten DeVille from Los Angeles. Tickets:
Theatre, 430 N. Main in the Las Cruces
$10. VIP tables available. Information:
Downtown Mall. Tickets:
‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in Follow the adventures of a girl who left home
the Night-Time’ — No Strings Theatre to move out west for a better life, is forced to
Company presents the Tony, Olivier and navigate through a long series of wanderings
Drama Desk Award-winning play by Simon and hardships to make her way back home.
Stephens based on the novel by Mark Haddon Choreography by the Mesilla Valley Dance
through Feb. 10 at Black Box Theatre, 430 N Collective tell a story through genres of dance
Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. Directed by ranging from classical ballet to modern dance.
Ceil Herman. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays
Kids-N-Co. classes — Kids-N-Co. offers
and Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sunday Feb.
acting classes geared towards ages 5-15 3:30 to
3 and 10; and 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7.
5 Saturdays March 23-June 1. Tuition: $200.
Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65;
Information, location: 274-8797 or on
$10 all seats Thursday. Reservations: (575)
Facebook at El Paso Kids-n-Co.

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On Sunday nights, the 7:30 screening has History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo.
open captions when the scheduled film has an Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater tickets are $7
open caption option. ($6 seniors and military; $5 ages 4-12).
A “For the Love of Art Month” screening of Planetarium show is $5 ($4 seniors, military and
“Kusama: Infinity” is 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. children). Ages 3 and under free.
16. Artist Yayoi Kusama, who turns 90 this Museum/IMAX combo tickets available.
Film Salon — The Film Salon presents “Black The Kids Movie screening of “Madagascar” us year, overcame a hard childhood in Japan and Information: (877) 333-6589 or (575) 437-
Narcissus” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at noon Saturday, Feb. 16. Admission: $1 (cash rose to fame in New York in the 1960s in the 2840, or on Facebook.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 250 E. Montecillo, only). world of pop art. Her radical vision has made • Australia’s Great Wild North, 11:05 a.m.,
as part of a series on Powell & Pressburger: the her the top-selling female artist in the world.
Las Cruces International Film Festival 1:10 p.m. and 4:05 p.m.
1940s. Tickets: $5; available at • Feb. 1-7: “Mary Queen of Scots.” Mary
— Comedian, film and television star George • “Mysteries of China,” 10:10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Information: or on Facebook. Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin • Black Holes: 12:30 and 3:30 p.m.
Lopez and actor and producer Edward James
Next month’s film is “Red Shoes” (1948) on Queen Elizabeth finds her condemned to years Star Show is 11:55 a.m. and 2:55 p.m.
Olmos will appear at the 2019 Las Cruces
March 2. of imprisonment before facing execution.
International Film Festival, presented by New Jay’s Film Forecast — Film historian Jay
Jay’s Pix Presents at the International Mexico State University and Visit Las Cruces • Feb. 8-14: “Stan & Ollie.” Laurel and Hardy,
the world’s most famous comedy duo, attempt Duncan prepared this list of top monthly
Museum — Film historian Jay Duncan and the Feb. 20-24. VIP passes are $150 for all events. “Coming Attractions” for movie fans, listed by
Sunset Film Society host films at 2 p.m. Film and workshop access passes are $75. Daily to reignite their film careers as they embark on
what becomes their swan song - a grueling the- studio and release date (subject to change):
Saturdays at International Museum of Art, 1211 screening passes are $20. Tickets and full Feb. 1:
Montana (door on Brown opens at 1:30 p.m.). schedule at ater tour of post-war Britain.
• Feb. 15-21: Oscar Nominated Shorts. For • Arctic (Bleecker ) — Mads Mikkelsen, Maria
Admission is free. Snacks available for purchase. Single screening tickets, if available are $10; Thelma Smáradóttir. Directed by Joe Penna.
Information: 543-6747 (museum), international- available in advance at the Rio Grande Theatre, the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and
Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar- • Jacob’s Ladder (LD Entertainment) — Jesse and 211 N. Downtown Mall. Williams, Karla Souza, Joseph Sikora. Directed
February’s theme is “Bittersweet Romance.” Olmos was nominated for an Academy Award Nominated Short Films.
Live Action shorts are 7:30 p.m. Friday, by David M. Rosenthal. Remake of the 1990
• Feb. 2: “Casablanca.” Winner of three and won the Golden Globe for his portrayal of Adrian Lyne film starring Tim Robbins.
Academy Awards. Stars Humphrey Bogart and Jaime Escalante in “Stand and Deliver.” Olmos Monday and Wednesday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Friday, Monday and Wednesday at 7:30. Sunday • Miss Bala (Columbia) — Anthony Mackie,
Ingrid Bergman. An American expatriate must will receive the Mark Medoff Humanitarian Gina Rodriguez, Ismael Cruz Cordova.
choose between his love for a woman and Award following a screening of his film “The at 2:30 p.m.
Animated shorts are 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Directed by Catherine Hardwicke.
helping her and her husband, a Czech Ballad of Gregorio Cortez” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8:
Resistance leader, escape from Casablanca to Feb. 19, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Sunday and Tuesday, and 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
No Feb. 16 matinee in lieu of “For the Love • Cold Pursuit (Summit) — Emmy Rossum,
continue his fight against the Nazis. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Liam Neeson, Laura Dern. Directed by Hans
• Feb. 9: “Brief Encounter.” Two married Tickets: $30. of Art” special screening.
• Feb. 22-28: “Capernaum.” Winner of the Petter Moland.
middle-age strangers meet at a train station and Lopez recently finished shooting the film • Everybody Knows (Focus) — Penélope Cruz,
find themselves drawn into a short but poignant “Walking With Herb” in Las Cruces with Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival,
Capernaum (“Chaos”) charts the journey of a Javier Bardem. Directed by Asghar Farhadi.
romance. Adapted by Noel Coward from his Olmos and Kathleen Quinlan. He is currently • The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (Warner
1936 one-act play “Still Life.” starring in “River Runs Red,” the LCIFF opening clever, gutsy 12-year-old boy who survives the
dangers of the city streets. Free for MVFS Bros.) — CG Animation. Featuring the voices
• Feb. 16: “Roman Holiday.” Gregory Peck is night film. He will receive “Outstanding of Jason Momoa, Alison Brie, Chris Pratt.
a reporter and Audrey Hepburn is a royal Achievement in Entertainment Award” at a VIP members.
No Saturday, Feb. 23 matinee. Thursday, Feb. Directed by Mike Mitchell and Tricia Gum.
princess out to see Rome on her own (and reception Thursday, Feb. 21, followed by a Sequel to the 2014 movie.
incognito). Hepburn won the Academy Award screening of his film “The Chicano” at 7 p.m. at 28 show is 1:30 p.m.; no evening show.
for Best Actress in her American movie debut. Allen Theatres Cineport 10.
Other special guests include actress/producer Please see Page 32
• Feb. 23: “Somewhere In Time.” A contem-
porary playwright falls in love with a woman in Beverly D’Angelo, actress Zoe Perry,
a 70-year-old photograph. writer/producer Dan Foster, and actress/pro-
ducer Kathleen Quinlan.
Pat Garrett Western Heritage Festival
— The festival explores the life, controversies Fountain Theatre — 2469 Calle de
and legacy of Pat Garrett, the Wild West’s most Guadalupe, 1/2 block south of the plaza in
famous lawman, with live musical presenta- Mesilla. The historic theater, operated by the
tions, movie screenings, reenactments and Mesilla Valley Film Society, features films at
more starting at noon Saturday, Feb. 2, at the 7:30 p.m. nightly, plus 1:30 p.m. Saturday and
Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in Las 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7 ($6 seniors,
Cruces. Admission is free except for 7:30 p.m. military and students with ID; $5 children and
event. Information: (575) 523-6403 or society members); $5 on Wednesday. Information, schedule: (575) 524-8287 or

Friday Night Flicks — The UTEP film
series is offered at 6:30 p.m. every other Friday
at the Union Cinema, Union Building East, First
Floor. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $3 ($2
UTEP ID). A $5 movie combo (with hot dog,
popcorn and drink) offered. Information: 747-
5670 or on Facebook at UTEP/SELC. Schedule
to be announced.
Pax Christi Film Series — A screening of
film “Hidden Figures” is 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb.
10, at St. Joseph School auditorium, 1315
Travis (enter through parking lot across from
rectory). Discussion follows. Admission is free,
donations accepted. Information: 740-3962.
Classic Film Series — The Rio Grande
Theatre, 211 N. Main Street in Las Cruces,
presents “To Kill A Mockingbird,” at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 16, as part of the monthly film
series. Films include and introduction and short
question and answer session. Admission: $8.
Series passes for 2019 are $79. Information:
(575) 541-2290, or on
A Throwback Thursday showing of “Tommy
Boy” is 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. Admission:

February 2019 El Paso Scene Page 31
Film Scene Pugh, Dwayne Johnson, Lena Headey. Directed Directed by Chris Dowling. Feb. 12:
by Stephen Merchant. • The Turning (Universal) — Mackenzie Davis, • Bohemian Rhapsody. PG-13
Cont’d from Page 31
• Happy Death Day 2U (Universal) — Jessica Finn Wolfhard, Brooklynn Prince. Directed by • The Front Runner. R
Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine. Directed Floria Sigismondi.
• The Prodigy (Orion) — Taylor Schilling, Feb. 19:
by Christopher Landon.
Brittany Allen. Directed by Nicholas McCarthy.
• Isn’t it Romantic (Warner Bros.) — Rebel
DVD/Blu-ray Releases • A Star Is Born. R
• Under the Eiffel Tower (Orchard) — Matt • Overlord. R
Williams. Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson. Feb. 5:
Walsh. Directed by Archie Borders. • Robin Hood. PG-13
• This One’s for the Ladies (Neon) — Michele • The Girl in the Spider’s Web. R
• What Men Want (Paramount) — Taraji P.
Moore. Directed by Gene Graham. • A Private War. R Feb. 26:
Henson. Directed by Adam Shankman.
Feb. 22: • The Sisters Brothers. R • The Possession of Hannah Grace. R
Feb. 15:
• How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden • Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch. PG
• Alita: Battle Angel (20th Century-Fox) —
World (Universal) — CGI Animation. Voices of
Live-Action & CG Animation. Rosa Salazar,

Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill.
Jennifer Connelly. Mahershala Ali. Directed by

Disney’s ‘Newsies’
Directed by Dean DeBlois.
Robert Rodriguez.
• The Rhythm Section (Paramount) — Blake
• Birds of Passage (Orchard) — Carmiña

based on real story
Lively, Jude Law, Sterling K. Brown. Directed
Martínez, José Acosta, Natalia Reyes. Directed
by Reed Morano.
by Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra.
• Run the Race (Roadside) — Mykelti
hen people hear Disney musi-
• Fighting with My Family (MGM) — Florence
Williamson, Frances Fisher, Kristoffer Polaha.
cal, they think of classics like
“Beauty and the Beast” or per-
haps “Lion King.”
A more contemporary show like
“Newsies” doesn’t seem like typical
Disney fodder, but the award-winning
Harvey Girls of El Paso — The Harvey Lost El Paso Paranormal Tours — The show has one similarity – it’s based on a
Girls of El Paso Texas meet at 2 p.m. Monday, group specializes in original historical El Paso 1992 Disney movie of the same name.
Feb. 11, at Union Depot Passenger Station, ghost tours. Tours listed are hosted by “Weird But unlike other more fairy-tale or car-
700 San Francisco. Program is “History of Texas” author Heather Shade or other cos- toon Disney movies, “Newsies” is based Katherine Pulitzer. Greg Thompson
Railroad Police Protecting Passengers and tumed guides. Information: 503-8960, lostelpa- on a true story. (Captain Brackett in last season's “South
Freight” presented by Woody Bare. Visitors, or It creates memorable characters around Pacific”) plays Joseph Pulitzer. Jensen
welcome. Admission is free. Information: 591- on Facebook. Tickets at the 1899 New York City newsboys (and Springer (Connie in last season's “A
2326. A Haunted Hearts Downtown Ghost Walk is girls) strike. And although it did not win Chorus Line”) plays Les. John Levick
Southwest Chapter of Railway &
Saturday, Feb. 16, starting at 311 E. Franklin. the top prize as best musical, it did win (Schroeder in “You're A Good Man
Locomotive Historical Society — The Fort Bayard Tours — Fort Bayard Historic 2012 Tony’s for Best Original Score (by Charlie Brown”; Cliff Bradshaw in
society meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, Preservation Society host walking tours of the Disney regulars Alan Menken and Jack “Cabaret”) plays Crutchie. And of
at El Sarape Restaurant, 5103 Montana. historic fort beginning at each Saturday at Fort Feldman) and Best Choreography. course, Tanisha Lewis (narrator in last
Program is “History of Relocated 1880s Bayard National Historic Landmark, six miles As soon as it was released, UTEP season's “Joseph and the Amazing
Express Car.” Visitors welcome. Information: east of Silver City, N.M. off U.S. 180. Tour Dinner Theatre grabbed the rights, and Technicolor Dreamcoat”) is playing
591-2326. begins at Commanding Officer’s Quarter and its debut in El Paso fell into the capable Medda Larkin.
museum (House 26). Museum hours are 10:30 hands of director Jaime Barba, who has Even with the stellar cast, Barba said
El Paso Corral of the Westerners — a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday. Tour takes about been involved in the El Paso theater the biggest challenge of putting together
The monthly dinner program is 6 p.m. Friday,
90 minutes; call for time. Admission is free, but scene for almost 30 years working as a the show was finding enough men for the
Feb. 15, at Holiday Inn El Paso-West 900
donations appreciated. Information, group performer or designer in basically every male-heavy cast.
Sunland Park Drive at I-10. Program is
tours: (575) 956-3294 or (575) 574-8779. theater in town. “Luckily, after some research, I learned
“Smeltertown Archaeology and History” by
Fort Bayard served as an army post from “I wasn't really familiar with the show that there were newsies who were girls.
Mark Howe. Cost: $20. Visitors welcome, but
1866 to 1899 and army tuberculosis hospital until last summer when we were choos- So, I was able to fill the holes in the cast
RSVP needed by Feb. 11: 759-9538.
from 1899 to 1920. ing a season,” said Barba, now Costume with talented ladies who will be playing
Designer for UDT and a lecturer for some of the newsie roles.
UTEP Department of Theatre Arts and “The second challenge was getting
Dance. “I knew it was a Disney show. I large moving sets and that fantastic cho-
knew some of the songs, but that was reography on our ‘intimate’ stage. I think
about it. I found out the rights were just Mike Spence and the set construction
released, and I saw a clip of the crew did an excellent job getting every-
Broadway show, and it piqued my inter- thing we needed onto out little stage. The
est. I felt that the UDT should be the first choreographers Josey Pickett and Betsey
to mount ‘Newsies’ locally. Plus, I Tinajero also did great work in creating
thought the design elements of the show choreography that fits onto our stage.
would be something challenging (in a The dance numbers are fantastic.”
good way) for our staff.” Barba said he believes the audiences
The central character of the tale is will be entertained.
charismatic newsboy Jack Kelly, who “The performances are great. The sets,
leads a band of teenaged “newsies.” costumes, sound, music, choreography
“When the titans of New York City pub- and lighting are great,” he said. “Many
lishing, led by Joseph Pulitzer, raise dis- times, I think our regulars are unsure
tribution prices at the newsboy's about a newer musical. You know, some-
expense, Jack, with the help of new thing that is not a ‘West Side Story’ or
friend, Davey, rally newsies from every ‘Cabaret.’ Although, ‘Newsies’ is a fairly
borough of New York City to strike for new musical, it has all of the elements of

Marie Otero Hair & Art
better pay,” Barba said. “In the end, a classic musical, but it has an edge to it.
Pulitzer caves in and offers the newsies a I feel our regular audiences, although not
better deal.” familiar with the title ‘Newsies,’ are
The cast is a mix of familiar faces and going to love it.”
& Florence Street Gallery
Wash & Wear Hair!
newer performers.
Derrick Cintron (Paul in last season's Carol Viescas is a veteran of
“A Chorus Line”) plays Jack Kelly. Jorge community theater and teaches
for the Hip, Natural Look Blakely (Mike in last season's “A Chorus
Line”; Billy Crocker in “Anything
journalism at Bel Air High School.

1015 N. Florence at Arizona 2Byblocks Goes”; Charlie Brown in “You're A
Good Man Charlie Brown”) plays
UTEP Dinner Theatre presents “Disney’s

Newsies” through Feb. 10 (check for
Davey. Alyssa Donnelly (Maggie in last
north of Montana

extended dates). Information: 747-6060
season's “A Chorus Line”) plays

Call today for your appointment or

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A romantic night with Willie uring my last two years of col-
Nelson at Abraham Chavez lege, I became increasingly
involved in the evangelical
In April of last year he came out with an Christian community on campus. All my
album by the name of “Last Man Standing,”
and there is no truer way to describe country
friends were Christians, and we tended
legend Willie Nelson, as most of his contem- to eat together in the dorm cafeteria. At
poraries are no longer with us. Not only is one point one of the wiser leaders of our
this icon still making new music at age 84, group pointed out that we should spread
he is also, as he so succinctly puts it, “On the out and sit with other people. Not only
Road Again.” He will serenade us this did we look we were a clique (which, in news shows and surf the websites that
Valentine’s Day at the Abraham Chavez fact, we were), but we were missing the we agree with.
Theatre. For those who don’t know the leg- opportunity to build relationships out- Bubbles are popular because they’re
end, here’s a recap: He started out as a DJ side the circle of those who held the
playing his favorites on the radio, and within
comfortable and safe. You never get
same worldview that we did. challenged outside your comfort zone.
two years he was on those very same air-
waves. In the late ’60s Ray Price helped kick
Dan Baird and the Homemade That was my first experience of what I You feel protected from the outside
his career into high gear, and his songwriting Sin, “Screamer,” JCPL now call the “Christian bubble.” world where the barbarians seem gath-
credits also began to take hold of the charts. Many churches encourage “bubble” ered outside the gate waiting to pounce.
In the beginning of 2017 he dropped the
Billy Walker, Faron Young, and of course “Homemade Sin” for his solo effort
living. Going to church three times a One cliché of Christians is that we are
Patsy Cline (with her performance of “SoLow,” but he picked them back up later week is the norm among some people: supposed to be “in the world but not of
“Crazy”) solidified him as a top songwriter. that year for “Rollercoaster.” Since then Dan two services on Sunday and then a the world.” But this can lead to is a
In the ’80s he co-founded the Highwaymen Baird himself has been on a rollercoaster ride prayer meeting on Wednesday. And if begrudging attitude about everything
with his old friends Waylon Jennings, Johnny as he was diagnosed with chronic lympho- you can squeeze in a Bible study or “worldly” — we’re stuck here but we
Cash and Kris Kristofferson. The new mil- cytic leukemia. That didn’t stop him from other fellowship group sometime else don’t belong here. We’re just biding our
lennium has seen Willie doing jazz, reggae releasing one of the best albums of his life, during the week, so much the better.
and even the blues. So on Feb. 14 at the time for the great by-and-by.
“Screamer.” As the former frontman for the Then you find yourself falling further
Abraham Chavez Theatre, why not show Or as one person once said to me, in
Georgia Satellites, a band whose entire out- into the gravitational pull — more and
some love to “The Red Headed Stranger”? put was a pair of CD’s in seven years, you the Christian “bubble” subculture, you
more of your social life revolves around find people who are “not in the world
would think new music would be slow
Old 97’s, “Love the Holidays,” going, but without the Georgia boys he has church and your church friends. You talk but are still of the world.” They are
the same language, read the same books, every bit as worldly as those outside —
ATO Records put out over a dozen discs on his own or as
the ringleader of multiple groups. The new watch the same TV shows and movies, they just dress it up with religious talk.
The holiday season is gone, but some are album features his trademark gritty, raucous listen to the same radio station. The bigger problem of “bubble” think-
already planning for the next one. So if you vocals, a bounty of fuzz-filled guitars and Maybe you send your kids to private ing from a Christian perspective, howev-
already feel that seasonal itch, you might as bales of twanged-out honky-tonk perfection. Christian schools. And all their friends er, is that it is goes against what Jesus
well add a soundtrack. The Old 97’s snuck It is filled with the soul of the South and cow come from the same school or church.
out a holiday gem last year that is not to be taught. Jesus told his followers they
punk slathered generously throughout. On The cycle continues.
overlooked. Even if you’ve got a touch of “Mister and Ma’am” he seems to channel needed to be a city on a hill and the light
Grinch in you there is no denying its great- The bubble keeps growing and devel- of the world (Matt. 5:14). When he
Jason and the Scorchers, which seems apro-
ness. “Love the Holidays” is a collection of pos since the very next track sees Warner E.
ops into an entire subculture. Even if prayed for his disciples the night of his
Christmas tunes with a singular pit stop over Hodges, a man who pulls double guitar you move to a different city, you can arrest, he said of them, “They are not of
to New Year’s with “Auld Lang Syne,” but duties in the “Homemade Sin” and “the quickly submerge yourself back into that the world, even as I am not of it.” But
the other 13 are all about the large bearded Scorchers,” on lead vocals. Don’t make me all-Christian, all-the-time environment. then he went on to pray, “As you sent
guy in the red suit or at least his big show. scream at you on this one, pick it up now! This “bubble” mentality isn’t restricted me into the world, I have sent them into
The disc contains half a dozen originals, a to certain kinds of Christians. It can hap- the world” (John 17:16,18).
few traditional cuts done very untraditionally, Collectibles: The Posies, a Trio pen anytime when like-minded people Paul described the church as “Christ’s
and a few that may not be too familiar but if of Reissues, Omnivore become increasingly exclusive of who ambassadors,” sent into the world on
you do some digging you can find their ori- they associate with and what they’re
gins. The CD starts off with the album’s title In the summer of 2017 Omnivore records God’s behalf as his emissaries.
track, which is a revved-up, horn-fueled embarked on a very ambitious project, one exposed to. You can find it among ethnic Christians should never think of them-
rocker, and moves on to Christmas through a that would celebrate one of Washington groups. Occupational groups like police selves as being stuck in the world while
child’s eyes and is highly spirited through- state’s finest exports. It had nothing to do and doctors often find that they spend all waiting for something else. We have
out. It goes without saying that they all have with Pearl Jam, Soundgarden or Nirvana, and their spare time with people who work been sent here for a reason.
their cow punk alt. country spin, making certainly nothing to do with fine roasted in the same field. In today’s world, we
every one truly unique. The artwork is beans. This was all about The Posies and we also are aware of political bubbles where Randy Limbird is editor of
aren’t talking flowers here, but one of the
eggnog-soaked as well, with the entire band
best alternative power pop bands to ever we only hang around people who share El Paso Scene. Comments?
donning Christmas sweaters, and there is
sprout from that Northwest soil. The band similar views, and we only watch the Send to
also a not-to-be-missed fold-open photo.
primarily consists of Ken Stringfellow and
Jon Auer; the pair also played a key part in
John Mellencamp, “Other the revival of Big Star, but that is for another
People’s Stuff,” Republic day. The Posies’ cultivation began with the
band’s major label debut, “Dear 23,” and fol-
In 2016 John Mellencamp played the
lowed through with their subsequent releases
Chicago Theatre, and it was last year that
for Geffen records, “Frosting on the Beater”
this incredible show was released as a physi-
and “Amazing Disgrace.” All three albums
cal recording. I am not sure if that perfor-
have now been remastered for the best possi-
mance’s success prompted him to go back to
ble sound and have been bumped up to dou-
the well for more inspiration, or maybe the
ble-disc sets. They have added a truckload of
new ideas simply aren’t coming, but either
extra cuts, not only as bonus discs that offer
way we benefit as he embraces his past. The
up to over 20 additional tracks in one case,
latest is “Other People’s Stuff.” This is a col-
but the original CD’s include a handful of
lection of him taking on music that is not his
special morsels as well. All this extra materi-
own, culled from his past records, compila- al comes in the form of demos, alternate ver-
tions, unearthed sessions and documentaries. sions, and of course previously unreleased
The sound harks back to his mid-1980s hey- tracks. For pure alternative power pop bliss,
day with plenty of fiddle, foot stompin’, and plant these Posies and they will bloom boun-
storytelling. These are not huge hits that have tifully for your listening pleasure.
been covered dozens of times. Most people
will not even be familiar with the tunes, Keep an eye out for these
making this a very fresh album. To help keep new and upcoming releases:
out that stale taste he has recorded a brand- Ian Brown — “Ripples”
new version of “Eyes on the Prize,” original- Steve Earle & the Dukes — “GUY”
ly performed at the Obama White House in Meat Puppets — “Dusty Notes”
2010. “Other People’s Stuff” is simply amaz- Son Volt — “Union”
ing and documents that Mellencamp still has
the stuff to get it done. Now we need some Brian Chozick is owner of Tumblin’
original stuff with the same passion. Dice Music. Drop him a line at

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UTEP Women’s Basketball – The final
home game is 7 p.m. March 7, versus North Advertiser Index
Texas. $5. Information:
Rockhound Roundup — The 54th annual
roundup is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 7-10,at the
MARCH Ardovino’s Desert Crossing 30 El Paso Streetcar 17 Moto El Paso 25

Ardovino’s Pizza 27 El Paso Symphony 16 Nayda’s Gems & Stones 25
Southwest New Mexico Fairgrounds in
Deming. Free. Information: (575) 544-9019,
PREVIEW Around and About Tours 8 Escamilla Gallery 8 NM Desert Farm 16

El Paso Wind Symphony — A celebration ATMAS Healing 20 Flickinger Center 12 NM Farm & Ranch Museum 24
of American Composers is at 7:30 p.m. Friday,
March 8, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, Azar Nut Shop 26 Fountain Theatre 31 Parks & Recreation 35
featuring the TMEA Region 22 All-State
Musicians. Tickets: $5-$10. Information: elpa- Baskin Robbins 5 Furrs Family Dining 29 Paseo Christian Church 27
Beauty Solutions 10 Hacienda de Mesilla 7 PhiDev Inc 26
Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra —
7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, at WNMU Fine Bel Air HS Reunion 20 Hair Design by Araceli 31 Precision Prosthetics 33
Arts Auditorium in Silver City. Admission: $20
($5 17 and younger). Information: (MRAC), Bert Saldana Art Gallery 20 Hal Marcus Gallery 14 PTEP 14
(575) 538-2505 or
Books Are Gems 29 Han’s Martial Arts 11 Reidsan 16
Home and Garden Expo — The 19th Jewel Box Series — The series sponsored
annual expo is March 8-10 at the El Paso by El Paso Community Foundation features Bruce’s Air 27 Inni Heart Eatery 10 Rio Grande Cancer Fndtn 31
Convention Center. Hours are 2 to 6 p.m. soprano singer-songwriter and classical guitarist
Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Jaimelynn Amato, “the Songbird of El Paso,” at Cattleman’s 9 International Coin Club 7 Salon Selah 13
to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7. Information: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the
(361) 882-2071 or Philanthropy Theatre (next to the Plaza CBD Whole Health 15 KTEP 28 Showtime El Paso! 6
‘Godspell’ — Kids-N-Co. presents the musi- Theatre). Information: 533-4020 or
cal based on the Gospel of Matthew March 8- Ceci Burgos Counseling 32 Las Cruces Arts Fair 36 Simple Solutions 9
Arte Con Corazon — El Paso Human
24, at First Presbyterian Church. Shows are Services Inc.’s art auction to benefit former fos-
7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Collectibles 6 Leo’s Mexican Food 15 Sunland Park Racetrack 15
ter youth is 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at
Sunday. Tickets: $5-$7. Information: 274-8797.
El Paso International Museum of Art, 1211
Eckankar Texas 13 Magoffin Home St. Hist Site 10 Thunderbird Digital 9
El Paso Rhinos - The Junior League ice Montana, with works from some of El Paso’s
hockey team hosts the Wichita Jr. Thunder at 7 finest artists. Admission: $10. Information: 534- El Paso Art Association 22 Mar Caribe 2 21 Unity Bookstore 29
p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. 7227 or
Sunday, March 8-10, at El Paso County El Paso Artists Studio Tour 25 Marie Otero 32 UTEP Theatre & Dance 18
‘100 Helping Hands, Linked to Halt
Coliseum Events Center. Information: 479-
Human Trafficking’ – El Paso Chapter,
PUCK (7825) or EPCC 11 The Marketplace 23 Vanities 2
The Links Inc. will host a luncheon focused on
El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s Major Arena the issue of human trafficking with at noon
Soccer League team’s game are at 7:15 p.m. at Thursday, March 21, at Wyndham El Paso El Paso Links 13 Mesa Vista Winery 6 Village Inn 26
El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $12-$20. Airport, 2027 Airway. Tickets: $100. Available
at El Paso Live 3 Mesilla Book Center 29 Walgreens 32
Information: 229-1416,
• Friday, March 8: Monterrey Flash
• Friday, March 15: Dallas Sidekicks
Star City Tattoo and Arts Exp — Noon El Paso Playhouse 9 Mission Del Rey 20 Western Traders 33
to 10 p.m. March 22-24, El Paso Convention
• Friday, March 29: Monterrey Flash
Center. 231-1100 or
Camp Furlong Day and Cabalgata
Binacional — The 103rd anniversary of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ — No Strings
Pancho Villa’s raid in 1916 will be celebrated 10 Theater Company, March 22-April 7 at the
a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Pancho Black Box Theater, 430 N. Main in Las Cruces.
Villa State Park, Columbus, N.M. Information: $10-$15. (575) 523-1223 or
Pancho Villa State Park (575) 531-2711 or Verdi’s Requiem — El Paso Choral Society presents the masterpiece requiem at 7:30 p.m.
Sun Country Doll Folks — The club’s March 23, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre.
45th annual doll show and sale is 9 a.m. to 3 Tickets: $10 to $40 (Ticketmaster).
p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Best Western Information: 259-4999 or
Plus, 6655 Gateway West. Admission: $3 ($1 Kidtona Power Kar Race — El Paso Parks
12 and younger). Information: 637-3438. and Recreation hosts its Power Kar Race for
Mesilla Valley Stamp Show — The ages 4 to 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23,
postage stamp show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Marty Robbins Park, 11600 Vista del Sol.
Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10, at the Las Registration at any community center.
Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Information: 212-1731.
Ave. in Las Cruces. Admission is free. Poppies Festival — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Information: (575) 202-1937. Saturday, March 23, at the El Paso Museum of
El Paso Locomotive FC — El Paso’s pro- Archaeology, 4301 Transmountain. Admission
fessional soccer team’s inaugural season opens is free. Information: 755-4332.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, vs. OKC Energy Bruce Nehring Consort — 2:30 p.m.
FC at Southwest University Park. Tickets: $5 to
Sunday, March 24, at First Baptist Church, 801
$49. Information: 235-GOAL or eplocomotive-
Montana, featuring Charles Gray of St. Olaf Other home games:
College, who will perform as violin soloist and
• 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23: Rio Grande
also conduct the Consort Chamber Players.
Valley FC 
Bruce Nehring will conduct the Consort
• 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30: Orange
Chamber singers. Ticket information:
County SC., or call 532-5874.
Harlem Globetrotters — The
‘The Humans’ — UTEP Theater & Dance
Globetrotters return to the area with their Fan
present the comedy 2:30 p.m. March 27-31,
Powered World Tour at 2 p.m. Sunday, March
at UTEP’s Fox Studio Theatre. Tickets: $14-
10, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets:
$18. Information: 747-5118,
$20-$100 (Ticketmaster). or on Facebook.

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