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Your monthly guide to community

entertainment, recreation & culture

El Paso Community
College celebrates
a half-century
as enrollment
continues to soar.
— Page 19

at KNC
Pastor gets lead
role as Judas.
— Page 30

On the cover Brave Books

Couple opens intimate
Originally from Monterrey,
bookstore on Arizona St.
Mexico, El Paso artist
— Page 23
Rosa Cruz won Best of
Show for “Desert OVER 600 THINGS TO DO,
Landscape” (bottom left) PLACES TO GO IN THIS ISSUE!
in the current Celebration
of Our Mountains art

exhibit at Ardovino’s
Desert Crossing.
Other works shown are
“The Yucca” (top) and
“Ocotillo” (bottom right).
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Celebrity guest is landscape and design super- games, food trucks, and local art vendors.
star Ahmed Hassan of HGTV and original host Admission is free. VIP tickets available for $75

of DIY Network’s “Yard Crashers.” at
march 2019 Kid Zone features activities for families for
various exhibitors. Curious George photo ops
Tastings are one token each, and full pours
will be three tokens. Tokens: $2 a piece; must
are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. be 21 for tastings.
ROUNDUP Local artists Candy Mayer, Nina Eaton, Rachel
Davis’ Crosses and Lisa Matta will host booths.
Star City Tattoo and Arts Exp — More Roundup 3-9,15
than 150 tattoo artists will be on hand noon to Behind the Scene 4
Kidtona Power Kar Race — El Paso Parks 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday, March 22-24, Scene Spotlight 4
and Recreation hosts its Power Kar Race for at El Paso Convention Center, with daily tattoo Here’s the Ticket 10-12
ages 4 to 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, competitions. Special guests: tattoo collector
Dance 12
March 9, at Marty Robbins Park, 11600 Vista Yallzee; and internationally renowned side
del Sol. Helmets are mandatory for racing and show, cabaret, striptease and suspension artist Program Notes
recreational fun. Registration is $10 per vehicle Marlo Marquise. Tickets: $20; $45 weekend 13-14
at any community center through March 8. pass; free age 12 and younger. Information: Music 14
Spectator admission is free. Information: 212- 231-1100 or Sports 16-18
1704 or
El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. Viva Juárez 18
Categories are for ages 4-6 and 7-9 include
Non-Modified (up to 12 volt), Modified (up to
to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24, Feature:
24 volt) Super Modified (razor and electric go-
at Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway, at Boeing. EPCC turns 50 19-21
Bourbon Street on Cincinnati Street karts) and All Terrain (Off Road Race). All rac-
Admission: $5 for both days (private readings Nature 22
At the Museum
not included with admission). Free admission
— The annual Mardi Gras celebration in Kern ers must wear a helmet. 23-24
with active duty military ID. Information: 345-
Place is Tuesday, March 5. Cincinnati Street
Sun Country Doll Folks — The club’s 6245 or Gallery Talk 25,28
will be closed to vehicles for the outdoor cele-
45th annual doll show and sale is 9 a.m. to 3 SW Art Scene 26-28
bration featuring food, outdoor music, drink
p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Best Western Plus,
Poppies Festival — The 13th annual free Keep on Bookin' 29
specials and, of course, beads. Gates open at 4 family festival is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,
p.m. Updates on Facebook at Cincinnati
6655 Gateway West. Admission: $3 ($1 age 12 Taking a Look Back 29
March 23, at the El Paso Museum of
Entertainment district.
and younger). Information: 637-3438.
Archaeology, 4301 Transmountain in Northeast On Stage 30
El Paso RV Show — March 15-19, at El El Paso (west of U.S. 54), with art vendors, live Stage Talk 30
Home and Garden Expo — The 19th
annual expo is March 8-10 at the El Paso
Paso Convention Center. Hours are 1 to 7 entertainment, food trucks, archery and more. Film Scene 31-32
Convention Center. Hours are 2 to 6 p.m.
p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 11 Admission is free. Information: 755-4332 or History Lessons 32
Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.
a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $8 ($6 Good Liner Notes 33
El Paso FishNet
Sam members; free kids 12 and younger). Free parking at EPCC Transmountain Campus
to 5 p.m. Sunday. Area companies display the 33
Information: (Diana Exit & US 54), with free shuttle.
latest products and services for homeowners . March Preview 34
Admission: $7 ($6 for age 65 and older; free for 915 BeerFest — KLAQ and Deadbeach ‘Through the Looking Glass’ Fashion
16 and under and active and retired military Brewery present the craft beer festival 2 p.m. Show — EPCC Fashion Technology hosts a Advertiser Index 34
and first responders with ID). Information: to midnight Saturday, March 16, at Deadbeach benefit fashion show Thursday, March 28, at Subscription Form 34
(361) 882-2071 or Brewery, 406 Durango, with local bands, Please see Page 5

March 2019 El Paso Scene Page 3

Paso Convention Center with guest Ahmed hat box you see directly below this
Hassan, star of DIY’s Yard Crashers. Page 7. column is officially known as the
“masthead” in newspaper terminol-
Hal Marcus Gallery — Opening March 14 ogy. You may notice one slight change
is “Nudes & More,” works by 15 artists. this month in our list of people who help
Page 23. put out the Scene each month. Albert
The gallery will take part in the El Paso Martinez is now our “Advertising
Artists Studio Tour April 27-28 and May 4- Director Emeritus.”
Scene Spotlight highlights events 5. Albert isn’t leaving the Scene but is
advertised in this issue. stepping down from his role as
Advertising Director, which he has held
El Paso Links — The El Paso Chapter of

since he joined the Scene in December

Sunland Derby — The 16th running of the The Links, Inc. hosts “100 Helping Hands,

2000. Nearing age 70, he’s now easing

Sunland Derby and Sunland Oaks is March Linked to Halt Human Trafficking” March

into retirement so he won’t be working

24, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. 21 at Wyndham El Paso Airport, with guests

on advertising accounts any longer. I’ll be

Page 2. speakers Dr. Stephanie Powell, of Journey

taking over some of those accounts.

Out, and survivor Angelica Gomez. Page 33.
El Paso Live! — El Paso Live events at the
Plaza Theater: Page 21. ‘Wait Until Dark’ — El Paso Playhouse Albert’s son, Roman, already handles a He’s always been a book lover as well,
• March 2: Bill Maher at Plaza Theatre presents the Frederick Knott suspense few accounts and will be in charge of so he and his wife, Laurie, are launching
• March 9: Broadway in El Paso presents thriller March 22-April 7, adapted by some of Albert’s old accounts as well. their own small, independent bookstore at
“Evita” at the Plaza Theatre Jeffrey Hatcher. Page 12. When Albert started working with me, 1307 Arizona. His designing touch is evi-
• March 16: Earth, Wind & Fire at the Plaza we were still pasting up the newspaper dent in creating an intimate space for
El Paso Psychic Fair — The event featuring
columns and ads by hand on “dummy browsers to scan the shelves and sit down
• March 23: El Paso Choral Society &
21 or more professional readers from Texas sheets” that we delivered in person to our for a bit to check out a book before buy-
Opera present “Verdi’s Requiem” at
and New Mexico is March 23-24 at printer. Now everything is electronic until ing. You can read more about it on Page
Abraham Chavez Theatre.
Hawthorn Inn. Page 9. the presses start rolling. 25.
• March 23: Tejano Legends at the Plaza Bruce Nehring Consort — The consort We do a lot less running around than we ***
celebrates its 28th season of “Great Music used to, at least until the paper comes off Throughout the year we are highlighting
the press. We haven’t figured any elec-
some of the artwork and artists from the
tronic shortcuts for keeping our racks full
• March 30-31: Sun City Craft Beer Festival Making” March 24, at First Baptist Church
“Celebration of Our Mountains” exhibit,
of papers. Even though our website and
in Convention Center Plaza. with the Consort Singers, Consort Players
which is on continuous display at
email newsletter are also read by thou-
and guest Charles Gray. Page 11.
Kite Flying Contest — Westside Ardovino’s Desert Crossing Sunset Hall.
Community Church hosts its 19th annual Sergei Teleshev and Veronika sands, the digital age has not reduced the This month features works by the Best of
kite flying contest April 6 at Francisco Shabashova — Showtime! El Paso presents demand for our print product. That’s one Show winner, Rosa Cruz. If you want
Delgado Park with free kites for the first 50 the internationally acclaimed musicians reason Albert will still serve as more information about her artwork, you
children. Page 2. March 28 at Abraham Chavez Theater. Circulation Director, which means he can contact her at
Page 20. handles the lion’s share of distributing the
40,000 copies we publish each month.
‘Rabbit Hole’ — EPCC Theater Ensemble
Another reason, according to Albert: It
presents the drama March 1-10 at Traveling the Trost Trail — The Trost
Congratulations to El Paso Community
Transmountain Forum Theater, directed by Society presents a rail journey of Trost &
gives him a good excuse to drive around
College, which celebrates its 50th
Matthew Smith. Page 18. Trost architecture, Arizona history and more
and listen to audio books!
anniversary this year. You can read about
Crossland Gallery — Showing March 1-29
from El Paso to Tucson, Douglas and Bisbee *** that milestone in this month’s feature
at El Paso Art Association’s gallery is “No
is March 28-31. Page 9. Jud Burgess’ name isn’t on our mast- story beginning on Page 19.
Shade,” SISD Scholarship Exhibit, with open- ‘Cruzar la Cara de la Luna’ — El Paso head, but his work has been of the Scene Don’t be surprised if you notice 50th
ing reception March 1. Page 26. Opera presents the world’s first mariachi- since it began. Jud, a professional graphic anniversary events at EPCC stretching
Submissions for “On the MAP El Paso & based opera April 5-6 at the Abraham designer, created the logo for El Paso out for the next few years. This year’s
Beyond” are being taken through March Scene (which is technically known as a anniversary commemorates the vote that
“clapboard,” the thing used on movie sets
Chavez Theater, featuring Grammy-winning
27. created the community college district. In
to start the cameras). He also created the
Mariachi Los Camperos. Page 17.
2021 we’ll celebrate the golden anniver-
‘De Espaldas/Seen from the Back’ — Super Easter Egg Hunt — The 19th annu- graphic headers used for our various sec- sary of the first classes. Then in 2023
The photographic exhibit by Alejandro Lugo al Super Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Bash is tions, such as “Behind the Scene” for this we’ll honor the first graduates who got
runs March 1-31 at El Paso International April 20 at Francisco Delgado Park, hosted particular column. diplomas back in 1973.
Museum of Art, with opening reception by Westside Community Church. Page 35.
March 9 and an Art Talk by Lugo March

March 2019
17. Page 15. FloraFEST — The largest plant sale in the

Eckankar events — Eckankar: The Path to

region celebrates its 25th year April 27-28 Randy Limbird
at UTEP’s Centennial Museum. Page 6. Editor and Publisher
Spiritual Freedom hosts a Light and Sound El Paso Scene is published by Cristo
Rey Communications as a monthly guide
(915) 542-1422 or (915) 328-4110
Service March 2, and a Spiritual Book dis- Bel Air Reunion — Bel Air High School’s
cussion March 16 at Dorris Van Doren Class of 1969 hosts its 50 Year Reunion Oct. to entertainment, recreation and culture in Albert Martinez
18-19, open to all Bel Air alumni especially the El Paso area. Copies are provided Circulation Director
free at selected locations. Subscriptions
Library. Page 31.
classes 1968-1970. Page 16. & Advertising Director
Magoffin Home State Historic Site are $10 a year, sent by 3rd class mail. Emeritus
December events: Page 16. Circulation: 40,000 copies. Lisa Kay Tate
Southern New Mexico
Deadline for news for the
• March 2: Cooking Class (Chile Sauce and News Editor
Chile con Carne) Flickinger Center — Premier Series events
April issue is March 18
• March 9 and 23: Yoga for Flickinger Center for the Performing Arts
in Alamogordo. Page 3. Editorial Associates:
• March 13: Braintrust Bag Lunch talk The April issue comes out March 27 Yvonne T. Herrera, Will Summers
• March 16: Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea • March 5: Masters of Soul
Advertising Executive:
Club • March 23: Richteruzur El Paso Scene
Roman Martinez
• March 21: Make-A-Thing (Fan Making). • April 6: Vitaly.
P. O. Box 13615
Health and Wellness Classes — Rio Branigan Cultural Center submissions — El Paso, Texas 79913 Circulation Associates:
Randy Friedman, Leo Marquez
Grande Cancer Foundation Saturday classes. Branigan Cultural Center in Las Cruces seeks PH: 542-1422
Page 25. submissions for its 2020 exhibits through E-mail: Contributing Writers:
April 7. Page 22. Carol Viescas, Brian Chozick,
• March 2: Mind Over Mouth
Myrna Zanetell, John McVey Middagh
• March 9: Chair Yoga. Jay Duncan
Fountain Theatre — Mesilla Valley Film
The 3rd annual Run Together 5K is April 7
Society’s theatre on the Plaza in historic Old Subscription Form is on Page 34
at Sue Young Park.
Mesilla shows independent, art, foreign and Visit El Paso Scene Online at
Home & Garden Expo — The 19th annual other non-mainstream films. Page 31.
Home & Garden Show is March 8-10 at El
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March Roundup Cesar Chavez Day at Lincoln Park —
Lincoln Park Conservation Committee hosts
Cont’d from Page 3
the outdoor picnic in celebration of Cesar
the Transmountain Campus Forum Theatre, Chavez Day noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, March
31, at Lincoln Park, 4001 Durazno, with live
9570 Gateway North. Doors open at 6 p.m.
music, picnic in the park, “Wheels, Pedal Car
Tickets: $5 (seating is limited, available in
and Vicla” and more. Canned food donations
advance only). Information: 831-5057 or on
taken. Admission is free. Information: 204-1584
Facebook at EPCCFashion.
Brew at the Zoo — The El Paso Zoological Set up time for car show participants is 8 to
Society’s benefit is 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.; registrations taken day of event.
March 30, at the El Paso Zoo, 4001 E.
Texas Association of Museums — The
Paisano, with beer samples paired with BBQ
annual meeting of Texas Associations of
bites from local restaurants, live music, animal Museums (TAMI) will meet in El Paso Tuesday
encounters, prizes and more. Tickets at web- through Friday April 2-5, at various area muse- Information: 212-0245, ums. This year’s theme is “Inspired Places or on Facebook at El Inspire People.” Keynote speaker is UTEP
Paso Zoological Society. president Diana Natalicio, along with artist
One World Water Lantern Festival — Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. Information, registra-
The premier water lantern festival is 4:30 to 9 tion: 212-3136 or
p.m. Saturday, March 30, at Ascarate Park
6900 Delta. Tickets: $30 through March 15;
Southern New Mexico
$35 March 16-29, and $40 day of event; Las Cruces Arts Fair — Doña Ana Arts
includes entry into festival area, floating water Council’s 9th annual regional juried fine arts
lantern and more. Information: waterlantern- event is March 1-3, in the Las Cruces Food trucks, music and Convention Center, 680 E University. Hours
activities from 4:30 to 7, with lantern designing are 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
at 6:30 p.m. and lantern launch 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Admission: $10 per day (tickets good for one
Sun City Craft Beer Festival — The re-entry). Children 12 and under free.
Downtown El Paso celebration of craft beer is Information: (575) 523-6403 or
1 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. This year’s featured artist is Hal Marcus.
Sunday March 30-31, at the El Paso
Convention Center (indoor and outdoor Mardi Gras in the Clouds — The
event). The two-day event features more than Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce will bring a
170 craft beers, ciders, wine and mixed drinks, little New Orleans to the mountain community
as well as a game zone, food trucks, vendor March 1-3, on Burro Avenue with this year’s
booths, a liquor lounge, live bands and djs. Age theme “History of America.” Food, music, ven-
21 and older only. Early bird tickets: $20 gen- dors, games a parade and more. Admission is
eral admission per day; $35 for both days. free. Information: (575) 682-2733 or cool-
Designation driver admission; $10 per day. VIP, or on Facebook.
tickets available for $80; available at suncity- A Cajun cook-off is 6 p.m. Friday. Tasting
trays; $7. Street dance is 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Annual parade is 3 p.m. Saturday.
SUNS Health Fair — Texas Tech
Cowboy Days — The 20th annual celebra-
University Health Sciences Center at El Paso
tion of Southwest pioneer heritage is 9 a.m. to
Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Students
5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday,
United Para Nuestra Salud (SUNS) hosts its 9th
March 2-3, at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch
annual health fair 9 a.m. to noon Saturday,
Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Rd.,
March 30, at Dolphin Terrace Elementary Las Cruces, with two days of cowboy demon-
School, 9790 Pickerel. Admission is free. strations, chuckwagon cooking, children’s activ-
Please see Page 6

March 2019 El Paso Scene Page 5

March Roundup Rockhound Roundup — The 54th annual LULAC Women’s Forum — LULAC
roundup for rock and gem lovers is 9 a.m. to 5 District IV hosts its annual conference 8 a.m. to
Cont’d from Page 5
p.m. Thursday through Sunday, March 7-10, at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Hilton Garden
ities, mounted shooting, the 3rd annual CASI the Southwest New Mexico Fairgrounds in Inn, 111 W. University (next to UTEP), featur-
Chili Cook-Off, cowboy music, pony rides, Deming, sponsored by the Deming Gem & ing talks on immigration, law enforcement,
gunfight re-enactments, and food and craft ven- Mineral Society. Market vendors, jewelry, education, healing herbs, ancestors and spiritu-
dors. Admission: $5 per person; age 4 and drawings and raffles. Field trips lead at 8 a.m. ality, along with a fashion and hair show, and
younger free. Information: (575) 522-4100 or each day. Silent auction is 6:30 p.m. Friday, vendors. Registration: $30 (includes lunch). with live auction at 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission Information: Rebeca Bustamante, 422-4115;
Mechanical bull and mini-train rides are $3 is free. Information: (575) 544-9019, the Chris Fraga, 999-2743; Ruth Ramirez, 252-
each, and pony rides are $5., or 3917 or Mary Yanez, 329-1967.
“Old West Melodramas” taking place in the A dropoff box will collect toiletries, including
Mesilla Valley Stamp Show — The shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, etc., to be
museum’s Theater twice each day. Two horse-
postage stamp show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
shoeing demonstrations are offered each day. donated to Annunciation House to help immi-
Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10, at the Las
Performers include Old West Thunder gun- grants.
Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University
fight re-enactment at noon, Enchantment
Historical Production’s “The American Fashion
Ave. in Las Cruces. Admission and parking is Texas Transit Association Roadeo —
Show,” cowboy musical performers Kenny free. Information: (575) 202-1937 or Sun Metro hosts the transit skills competition 7
Arroyos, Voz Vaqueros, the Ramblin’ Rangers, a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Sun
and Tom Foster Morris & Friends. Author Metro Transit Operations Center, 10151
T or C Brewery Tours — Truth or Montana. Project Amistad is seeking volunteers
appearances Ollie Reed, Carol Potenza, and Jim Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway,
Jones of the Western Writers of America. to serve as judges, timekeepers, score
hosts free St. Paddy’s Day Brewery Tours at
Cowboy Days CASI Chili Cook-Off tasting is recorders, runners, check in stations, and other
4:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, March 16-17.
from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, and 1 to 2 p.m. on assignments. Those interested by call Alicia
Information: (575) 297-0289,, or on
Sunday (or until chili runs out). Sampling: $5. Trejo 298-1104 or register at
Facebook. An addition brewery tour is 4:30
p.m. Saturday, March 9, during the monthly UTEP’s César Chávez
Art Hop. Commemoration — Event celebrating
César Chaveaz are hosted in March and April.
Drag Show — NMSU’s LGBT+ Programs
Dedicated to the health of all El Paso
Schedule: 747-5462 or
hosts its annual Drag Show at 7 p.m. Monday,
4 026 N . M ES A B -1 cano.
March 18, in the Corbett Ballroom. Hosted is
915. 356. 4 572 national pageant queen Gabriella Stratton EPCC Spring Arts Festival — The 40th
Galore. The show also features national stars annual spring festival of performing, visual and
Come see us for help with ... Eva Alicia Jane, Sabrina Caprice Heartt, and literary arts offers workshops, concerts, lec-
local and student performers with music by DJ tures and exhibits at various venues of El Paso
Beach Blast. Admission is free. Information on Community College through May. Most events
Sleep Happiness

Facebook at NMSUNews. are free, some may have nominal admission

Anxiety Wellness
fee. Information: or
Las Cruces Game Convention — Las
Depression Pain
on Facebook at EPCCnews.
Cruces Game Knights’ 7th annual Las Cruces
Focus & More
Senior Art Exhibit runs March 27-April 8, in
Game Convention is 3 to 9 p.m. Friday and
the Administrative Service Center Boardroom.
noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 29-30, at the
Reception is 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 8.
Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E.
Information: 831-7803.
University, with a cosplay contest, ramen eating
“In the Mind of a Millennial: 2019 EPCC
contest, martial arts demonstration, gaming
Student All Media Exhibition,” runs April 11-
opportunities and tournaments, vendors, spe-
26. Campus to be determined. Information:
cial guests, and more. Special guest will be Eric
Wile, of the EverQuest game series. Tickets:
• “Do It With Rhythm, Read with Dr. Seuss” is
$15 in advance (eventbrite) for both days; $25
Monday through Friday, March 4-8, at the
at the door. Tickets for Saturday only: $20.
Jenna Welch & Laura Bush Community Library
Veterans, firefighters, police officers, and active
Multipurpose Room on the Northwest
military attend at no cost. Attendees encour-
Campus, 6701 S. Desert. Information: 831-
aged to bring canned foods for a drive to bene-
fit the Gospel Rescue Mission. Information:
• The EP Clarinet Quartet performs at 7:30
(575) 621-3858 or
p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at the
Video game tournaments include DragonBall
Administrative Service Center Boardroom,
Fighter Z, Overwatch, and Super Smash Bros.
9050 Viscount. Information: 831-2361
Ultimate. Cosplay contest features several cate-
• EPCC Music guest artist Dr. Alison Edwards
gories including games, anime, television, kids,
performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, at
comics, fantasy, group costumes, heroes and
Trinity First Methodist Church, 801 N. Mesa.
villains, sci-fi, and miscellaneous, and original
Information: 831-2361.
• Children’s College Dance Recital is 10 a.m.
Saturday, March 9, in the ASC Auditorium.
Something for everyone Information: 831-2089.
• Cultural Diversity on Screen and in Books, is
Good2Know classes — Rio Grande Cancer 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, March 11, in Rio Grande
Foundation, 616 N Virginia, Suite D, hosts free Campus A119-121, 100 W. Rio Grande.
classes on selected Saturdays. Information: 562- Information: 831-4523.
7660 or • Power and Light Press presents “Letterpress
• March 2: Mind Over Mouth — Practices of 101” 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. and 1 to 2 p.m.
Mindful Eating with Sofia M. Tuesday, March 12, in the Northwest Library
• March 9: Chair Yoga — Yoga for all levels Multipurpose Room. Information: 831-8914.
with Deb Grado. • EPCC Music Society’s Student Ensembles
Cars and Coffee — The Substation, 145 E. Concert is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in
Sunset, hosts it monthly meetup for car lovers the ASC Boardroom. Information: 831-2361.
9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2. Coffee avail- • “The Marriage of Arts and Sciences work-
able at 2Ten Coffee Roasters. Information: or shop with Cory Galin Hinesly-McGill, a
on Facebook at SubstationEP. “Chemical Engineer, Self-proclaimed Wizard,

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March Roundup Children’s Disabilities symposium —
The Children’s Disabilities Information
Cont’d from Page 6
Coalition’s 30th annual symposium, “30 Years
and Music Maker,” is 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. of Motivation in Motion,” is 8:30 a.m. to 2:30
and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in Valle p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Region 19
Verde Campus B240, 919 Hunter. Information: Multipurpose Center, 11670 Chito Samaniego.
525-4080. Professionals, experts in the field, parents and
• Spring Arts Festival Open House is noon to 2 family members of children with special needs
p.m. Saturday, April 6, in Valle Verde A can learn and discuss the latest information
Building, First Floor. Information: 831-2220. about children’s disabilities. Registration
(through March 1): $15 parents of children
Mental Health Training — City of Las
with disabilities; $10 UTEP and EPCC students;
Cruces Mayor’s Suicide Prevention Task Force
$10 students/youth with disabilities; $30 pro-
will conduct a certification training on Mental
fessionals. No child care available; do not bring
Health First Aid 8 a.m. to noon Wednesdays,
March 6 and 13, in the Thomas Branigan children. Information, registration: 217-2747,
Library Roadrunner Room, 200 E. Picacho. or on Facebook at CDICelpaso.
Both sessions must be completed to receive In person registration at 1101 E. Schuster.
certification. Participants must be 18 years or Keynote speaker is Maria del Carmen
older to register. Request registration form Ramirez, who have championed the rights of
from Lori Garcia-Palacios: (575) 541-2459 or people with disabilities since 1982. Her son was born with Down Syndrome.
Topic include Mental Health First Aid,
Understanding Depression, Non-suicidal Self- Women’s History Month Conference
Injury, Non-Crisis First Aid for Depression and — The annual conference Monday and
Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Understanding Tuesday, March 11-12 at the UTEP Student
Disorders in which Psychosis may occur and Union East Building. The Women’s History
other issues. Month Conference is a venue for dialogue
about women’s issues and activism through
‘Dancing Backwards in High Heels’ — scholarly work. Participation is free; registra-
The Women’s Business Border Center of the
tion required at Information:
El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce pres-
ents the 15th annual Women’s Business
Symposium 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 Thursday, March
Business Boot Camp — The City of Las
7, at Wyndham El Paso Airport, 2027 Airway.
Cruces invites business owners and operators
Women can make connections with other
to a Business Boot Camp 11:30 a.m. to 1:30
female business owners and leaders, learn from
p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at La Posta de
each other’s best practices. Early bird admis-
Mesilla, 2410 Calle De San Albino in Mesilla.
sion: $95 all-day pass ($85 EPHCC members,
Keynote speaker is David Wilson, managing
students and military). Information: 566-4066
or partner of Wilson Binkley Advertising and
Speakers include Kathy McShane (Office of Marketing, who will talk on “The Transition
Women’s Business Ownership), Carolina from Traditional Marketing to the Digital
Jannicelli (JPMorgan), Alice Rodriguez World.” Participation is free; space limited to
(JPMorgan Chase & Co.), Yanela Frias first 45 business owners and/or operators who
(Prudential Retirement) and Carly Sanchez RSVP. Information: (575) 541-2140 or
(Wells Fargo).
Sessions include Women in Economic
Development, Mother and Daughter Business Better Business Bureau Awards for
Teams, Running an Empire, and Women in Excellence applications — The Better
Healthcare. Other highlights include a pamper Business Bureau Paso del Norte is launching its
room, make-up touch ups, retail displays, hair new BBB Awards for Excellence, to recognize
blowouts, professional headshots, grab bags businesses, organizations and employees in the
and other prizes. Paso del Norte region that are positive exam-
ples in areas that mirror the core values of the
International Women’s Day — General
BBB and demonstrate the highest standards of
Casimir Pulaski Society of El Paso hosts its 3rd
business ethics and practices. Those interested
annual International Women’s Day event,
in nominated a business or employee may do
“Better the balance, better the world“ 6 to 10
so by submitting a 500 words or less essay or a
p.m. Friday, March 8, at Coronado Country
short 2-minute video about why the business
Club, 1044 Broadmoor. This year’s special
guest is UTEP President Diana Natalicio. or employee should win the award(s) at
Proceeds benefit El Paso Pro-Musica. Tickets:
$75; sponsorships available. Information: 449- Information: 577-0191.
1314 or Nominations accepted through March 15,
Keynote speaker is First Lady of El Paso, with applications due by March 31.
Adair Margo. She served as chairwoman of the Winners announced at the BBB Awards for
U.S. President’s Committee on the Arts and Excellence luncheon on Wednesday, May 22.
Humanities. She received the Presidential
Citizens Medal from President George W. Bush Taoist Longevity Breathing Seminar —
and the Order of the Aztec Eagle medal, Center for Internal Arts, 5757 Montoya Drive,
Mexico’s highest award for a noncitizen, for hosts a seminar on the mechanics of breathing
strengthening international relations through for health and energy l9 a.m. to noon Sundays
the arts. March 17-April 7. These practices are also an
introduction to Taoist meditation, and are used
‘Caffeine and Octane’ Cruise-ins — in arts such as Tai Chi. Cost: $160 for all ses-
Southwest Classic Car Club and the Coyote
sions. Information, registration: Steve
Cobras host their monthly cruise-ins beginning
Barowsky, 584-4730,
at 9 a.m. the second Saturday of the month
(March 9) in the parking lot of Western
Beverages, 6104 N. Mesa. Admission is free.
Information: 584-8261 or
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March Roundup pass pre-test to participate in program. Class Bazaars and fairs a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the for-
cost: $200, plus $10 for pocket mask. mer Oktoberfest Building, Building 747 on
Cont’d from Page 7 Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert
Information: (575) 541-2782. Carter Road in Fort Bliss. Admission is free.
Candidates 17 years old and younger must Crossing — The 14th annual market runs 9 Information: 201-5939, 201-5942 or betreu-
‘Recycle Right, El Paso’ Contest — City a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert
have parent or guardian sign Parent Consent
of El Paso Environmental Services Department
Form prior to participation. Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park,
hosts its 2019 “Recycle Right, El Paso” public
Session II is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through N.M. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; Downtown Artist and Farmers Market
service announcement video contest for local — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural
Thursday, March 25-28, with pre-test 3:30 to brunch available for purchase. Information:
high school students. Interested students create Affairs Department’s market is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
5:50 p.m. Friday, March 22. (575) 589-0653, or on
a 30-second PSA video with the theme each Saturday in the Union Plaza District along
Facebook at FarmersMarket.
“Recycle Right, El Paso.” Contest is free to Internship & Part-time Job Fair — Anthony Street. Information: 212-1780 or elpa-
enter; entries must be received by 5 p.m. UTEP’s University Career Center hosts a job The Twilight Zone of Artistry Art
Friday, March 22 to Jessica Chrisman, 7968 fair for UTEP students 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Show — Kaleidoscope Art Space presents the
San Paulo. Wednesday, March 27, at the Tomás Rivera art show and market 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market
Rules application packets available at elpaso- Conference Center, Student Union East, third March 15, at German Pub 9530 Viscount, with — More than 230 permanent vendors in arts, Recycling floor. Information: 747-7408, unusual art, performances and eats. Admission crafts, produce, baked goods and other food
information: Employers interested in participating may sign is free. Information: 630-4867 or items are offered at the market 8:30 a.m. to 1
First, second, and third place winners will up through March 22 at p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays along a 7-
receive trophies and have their PSA televised block area of Main Street, Downtown.
on CITY-TV, the City’s government broadcast
Pranic Healing — L.I.G.H.T. (Lotus Bellas Artes Artisan Market — The arti- Information: (575) 541-2288 or lascrucesfarm-
Integrated Group for Health and san show is Saturday and Sunday, March 16-
cable channel. Winning videos will also be
Transformation) hosts Pranic healing Clinics 3 17, on the Mesilla Plaza in Mesilla, N.M.
streamed on all of the City’s social media plat-
to 5 p.m. the first Saturday of every month at Information: or Punk Rock Flea Market — 5 to 10 p.m.
forms (YouTube, Facebook and Twitter).
Unity Church, 1420 Alabama (at Gold). Clinic the second Saturday of the month, 100 Pitt
Star Wars: Hour of Code — Fab Lab El includes an overview of Pranic Healing, fol- Mission Trail Art Market — Area artisans Street (in front of Whole Foods). Information:
Paso 601 N. Oregon St. Suite 2, invites the lowed by Twin Hearts Meditation. Donations and craftspeople display their fine arts and 478-9971 or on Facebook.
public to learn to program droids, and create welcome. Information: 449-0619 or elpaso- crafts for their 11th season 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
their own Star Wars game 1 to 3 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month March Upper Valley Artists and Farmers
Saturday, March 23, Participants should bring Pranic healing is a non-touch form of energy through November in the historic Veteran’s Market — The artist and farmers market is
their own laptop; all levels welcome; suitable healing. Memorial Plaza in San Elizario, with arts and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, at the Substation on
for age 5 and older. Tutorials and other Additional Clinics: crafts, music, reenactments, food and more. Doniphan at Sunset. Admission is free.
resources available. Snacks and drinks provid- • 3 to 5 p.m. every third Sunday of the month Pets welcome. Admission is free. Information: Information on Facebook.
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• 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the Patrick’s Day) includes a car show 3 to 7 p.m.,
Lifeguard Training — The City of Las Power of the Purse — The Women’s
month at Veterans One Stop, 9565 Diana. new Farmer’s Market starting at 10 a.m., and
Cruces will host two American Red Cross life- Fund of El Paso annual event is 6 to 10 p.m.
Meditation on the Twin Hearts is also offered live music from Mestizo Band 4 to 8 p.m.
guard training workshops for people 16 years Friday, March 1, at EPIC Railyard Event
at 7 p.m. every fourth Wednesday of the
and older interested in practicing their skills for
month at Unity Church, and 10 to 11 a.m. German Spring Bazaar — The German Center, 2201 E. Mills, with shopping at the
the Lifeguard Training Program pre-tests are at Air Force Air Defense Center of Fort Bliss
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March Roundup walk to raise awareness of epilepsy is 8 a.m.
Saturday, March 30, at Ascarate Park, 6900
Cont’d from Page 8
Delta. Walk kicks off with a rally. Registration
begins at 8 a.m.; stroll begins at 9 a.m.
event’s Mercado, and a silent auction. Auction
Participants asked to raise at least $25.
includes a Louis Vuitton handbag valued at
Information: (888) 548-9716,
$31,000. Tickets: $50 ( or text or
“purse” to (915) 800-2944. Information: 218-
2610 or Women’s Hall of Fame — The El Paso
Commission for Women’s annual Hall of Fame
Noche Mexicana — Lienzo Charro Los
induction banquet and ceremonies are noon
Castro, 7530 Damian in Canutillo, will host a
Saturday, March 30, at El Paso Community
presentation by singer Rosy Arango, benefiting
Center Administrative Services Center, Building
Deporte Nacional La Charreria at 5 p.m.
A, 9050 Viscount. Proceeds benefit scholar-
Saturday, March 9, with an exhibition of arti-
ships for women graduating from high school in
sanal Mexican clothes. Tickets: $50 ($500
El Paso. Ticket information:
tables). Information: 320-7307.
Arte Con Corazon — El Paso Human
Services Inc.’s art auction to benefit former fos-
Fort Bliss
ter youth is 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Army Warrior Trials — Wounded
El Paso International Museum of Art, 1211 Warrior athletes will compete in adaptive
Montana, with works from some of El Paso’s sports, March 7-15, at different Fort Bliss
top artists. Admission: $10. Information: 534- MWR physical fitness centers. The public is
7227 or invited to come and support the competitors.
Information, schedule: 744-1532.
Las Cruces Symphony Gala — Las
Cruces Symphony Orchestra’s annual Spring St. Paddy’s Day 5K — The 5K race is 3 to
Fundraiser Gala, “It’s a Jazzy World!” is 6 p.m. 9 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Monti Warrior
Saturday, March 16, at New Mexico Farm and Zone together with the Sports, Fitness &
Ranch Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, Aquatics on Fort Bliss, followed by sand volley-
with cocktails, dinner, dancing, and a silent auc- ball, 3 on 3 basketball and corn hole. Cost: $25
tion. Tickets: $50; available at lascrucessym- ($50 VIP). Information: 741-3000 or 744-5785. Information: (575) 646-3709. Register at or at Stout, Milam &
Soto PFCs through March 14. Late registration
‘100 Helping Hands, Linked to Halt
starts at 2 p.m. day of race; with $10 extra fee.
Human Trafficking’ – El Paso Chapter,
The Links Inc. will host a luncheon focused on
bringing further awareness to the issue of
Club news
human trafficking with at noon Thursday, L‘Alliance Française d’El Paso —
March 21, at Wyndham El Paso Airport, 2027 Information: 246-3810, 585-1789,
Airway, with guest speakers Dr. Stephany or on Facebook.
Powell, Executive Director of Journey Out, and Fred Pichon, Denver Artist and Art Historian
Angelica Gomez, survivor. Music provided by will speak on “Eugene Delacroix: Orientalism
Pro Musica. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Tickets: and Revolutions” at 4 p.m. Friday, March 1, at
$100; (portion of proceeds donated to El Paso UTEP’s Quinn Hall 212, and on “The Invention
Center for Children, portion of cost is tax of Light: Claude Monet and the Impressionists”
deductible). Available at at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at El Paso Sponsorship Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza. Both
information: presentations are free and open to the public.
Mardi Gras celebration is 6:30 p.m. Saturday,
Sunland Derby Gala — Country music
March 2. at University Presbyterian Church.
artist Jack Ingram performs for “Denim and
Reservations: 585-1789,, afofel-
Diamonds” event at Sunland Park Racetrack &
Casino’s 16th annual gala at 6:30 p.m. Friday,
Two free French language movie screenings
March 22, in the Turf Club. Proceeds benefit
are Saturday, March 30, at the El Paso
the Alzheimer’s Association. Events begin with
International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana.
a silent auction and celebrity meet and greet.
• 1 p.m. “Minga et la Cuillère Cassée” (recom-
Tickets information, RSVP: 544-1799 or
mended for ages 7-12)
• 3 p.m. “Le Brio” (recommended for age 16
The running of the Sunland Derby and The
and older).
Oaks (for fillies) is Sunday, March 24.
The Alliance’s 55th anniversary celebration is
Woman’s Club Spring Celebration — planned for Saturday, May 11. Details to be
The benefit spring luncheon is 11 a.m. announced.
Saturday, March 23, at the Woman’s Club,
1400 N. Mesa, with a catered luncheon by
Germania Club — The Germania Club of
El Paso’s annual Mardi Gras event is noon
Panda Express, Chinese New Year perform-
Sunday, March 3, at Underwood Golf Course
ance by Eastwood Knolls International School
3200 Coe, on Fort Bliss. Cost: $15 (by Feb.
students, and silent and Chinese auctions.
25). Information, reservations: 755-5471.
Tickets (through March 13): $40. Information:
532-6131. All proceeds will go toward restora- Westside Welcome Club — Information:
tion of the 103-year-old building.
Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk — The monthly free newcomer coffee is 10 a.m.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s fundraising 5K Friday, March 8, at Mas y Menos, 1035
Belvidere, Suite 300.
walk is 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at
The monthly luncheon is 11 a.m. Wednesday,
Eastwood (Album) Park, 3110 Parkwood.
March 13, at Coronado Country Club, 1044
Various activities, games and food to raise
Broadmoor. Speaker is Janiece Ward, the
awareness and donations. Check-in at 9 a.m.
“Hummingbird Lady.” Cost for lunch: $22 (for
Register at
vegetarian options, indicate with reservation).
Stroll for Epilepsy — The leisurely family
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For event tickets sold through Ticketmaster, MRAC Indie/Folk Series — Monica
call 1-800-745-3000 or go to Rizzio. outlaw country/folk singer-songwriter
Pprices listed do not include service charges. from Texas, performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, at
the Buckhorn Opera House in Pinos Altos,
Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular — The
near Silver City, N.M. Tickets: $20.
popular laser rock show returns with a special
Information: (575) 538-2505 or
celebration of 50 years of Pink Floyd at 8 p.m.
Friday, March 1, at the Abraham Chavez
Theatre. Tickets: $25, $30 and $35 Bad Bunny — One of biggest rising stars in
(Ticketmaster). Latin trap music performs at 7 p.m. Sunday,
March 31, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center.
Bill Maher — The “politically incorrect”
Tickets: $61-$151 (Ticketmaster).
comic returns to El Paso at 8 p.m. Saturday,
The Puerto Rican singer, songwriter and pro-
March 2, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $59 to
ducer of Latin trap, rap and hip-hop music
$99 (Ticketmaster).
burst onto the music scene behind the hit
For more than 20 years, Maher has set the
songs “Mayores,” “Soy Peor” and “Chambea.”
‘A oscuras me da risa’ — The contempo- His success resulted in 15 songs appearing on
rary Mexican comedy directed by Daniel Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart in 2017 alone.
Chavez and Ariel Miramontes Albertano is 7
p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Plaza Theatre,
‘Something Rotten’ — Broadway in El
Paso presents the comedy musical is 7:30 p.m.
starring Alexis Ayala, Raquel Bigorra, Armando
Tuesday and Wednesday, April 2-3, at the
Araiza, Benito Castro, Jose Luis Guarneros and
Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30-$70(Ticketmaster).
Diana Motta. Tickets: $35-$90 (Ticketmaster).
Information: 231-1111 or
‘Evita’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the
Tony-winning Best Musical by Tim Rice and Set in 1595, a local soothsayer foretells that
Andrew Lloyd Webber at 2 and 7:30 p.m. the future of theatre involves singing, dancing
Saturday, March 9, at the Plaza Theatre. and acting at the same time, so brother Nick
Tickets: $30 to $70 (Ticketmaster). and Nigel Bottom set out to write the world’s
Information: 231-1111 or very first musical.
Eva Peron’s story unfolds in the musical about
Ron ‘Tater Salad’ White — The cigar-
smoking, scotch-drinking stand-up comic from
the rise and fall of one of the world’s most
the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon makes
glamorous first ladies, featuring hits like the
his return to El Paso with his new show at 8
classic “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina.”
p.m. Thursday, April 4, at The Plaza Theatre.
Marisela y Amanda Miguel — Two of Tickets: $43 to $53 (Ticketmaster).
Latin America’s celebrated divas who made
music history in the 1980s will share the stage
Chayanne — The Latin pop superstar
returns for the second leg of his “Desde El
at 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, at the Plaza
Alma” tour at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at
Theatre, sharing music, nostalgia, and memo-
UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. His El Paso per-
ries. Tickets: $48-$150 (Ticketmaster).
formance in September for the first leg of his
Earth Wind and Fire — The legendary tour sold out. Tickets start at $61 to $151
soul and R&B group performs at 8 p.m. (Ticketmaster).
Saturday, March 16, at UTEP’s Don Haskins
Center. Over their five-decade history they’ve
Morat — The Colombian folk-pop group per-
forms at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at The
sold out concerts all around the globe, scored
Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $21-$110
eight No. 1 hits and have sold over 100 million
albums worldwide. Tickets: $70.50-
$11.50(Ticketmaster). Marco Antonio Solis — The five-time
Earth, Wind & Fire have won nine Grammy Latin Grammy Award winning Mexican musi-
Awards, including one for Lifetime cian presents his “La Historia Continua” 2019
Achievement (2012). In 2000, they were Tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at UTEP’s
inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $52-$172; VIP
Packages $229-$429 (Ticketmaster).
La Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga —
The popular Mexican group performs at 8 p.m. Video Games Live — El Paso Symphony
Saturday, March 16, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Orchestra presents the Video Game
Center. Tickets: $39-$149. (Ticketmaster). Multimedia Symphonic Concert Experience at
8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Plaza
‘PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate
Theatre. Includes music from Final Fantasy,
Adventure’ — The Nickelodeon presents a
Zelda, Mario, Kingdom Hearts, Metal Gear
live adventure at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday,
Solid, Skyrim, Castlevania, Halo, World of
and noon and 4 p.m. Sunday, March 23-24, at
Warcraft, Pokemon and many more. Tickets:
El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets start at $20.
$30-$75 (Ticketmaster).
VIPpackages available for $120 (Ticketmaster).
‘Tejano Legends’ — Grammy winners King & Country — The Christian rock band
performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at
Little Joe y la Familia, Ruben Ramos and
Abraham Chavez Theatre, in support of their
Roberto Pulido headline the Tex-Mex tour at 8
3rd studio album, “Burn the Ships.” Tickets:
p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Plaza Theatre.
$20-$65; VIP tickets $100 (Ticketmaster).
Tickets: $30 to $75 (Ticketmaster).
Sergei Teleshev & Veronika ‘Friends! The Musical Parody’ — The
Off-Broadway hit is 7 p.m. Friday, April 19, at
Shabashova — Showtime! El Paso presents
the Plaza Theatre. The comedic musical loving-
the world-renowned performers at 7 p.m.
ly pokes fun at TV’s “Friends” celebrating the
Thursday, March 28, at the Abraham Chavez
adventures of a group of 20-something friends
Theatre Individual tickets are $30 ($10 ages 6-
18, and student up to age 25 with ID).
Information: 247-2726,
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Here’s the Ticket Tour at 5 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday, June
15, at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $55 to $70.
Cont’d from Page 10
VIP packages are $151. (Ticketmaster).
as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and Maná — The Guadalajara-based rock band El Paso’s Professional Singers and Chamber Players


love in 1990s Manhattan. Recommended for brings their “Rayando El Sol” toru to El Paso at
mature audiences. Tickets: $19.50 to $74.50 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at UTEP’s Don
Haskins Center. Maná, winner of both Grammy


and Latin Grammy Awards, has a career span-
‘Mamma Mia!’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in ning more than three decades. The group’s
the UTEP Student Union West building, pres- sound ranges from hard rock to mellow Latin
ents the hit musical inspired by the music of pop with influences from calypso and reggae.
Showtime to be announced. Tickets go on sale
Sunday, March 24 • 2:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church, 805 Montana
ABBA April 19-May 5. Show time is 7 p.m.
Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner mati- March 1; prices to be
nees are Sunday 1:30 p.m. April 28 and May 5; announced(Ticketmaster).
Tickets: Adults, $15 Students free with current ID
dinner matinee is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21. Sin Bandera y Camila — The Grammy- Information: • (915) 532-5874
Tickets: $33.50 to $43.50 Wednesday, winning Latin pop duo and the Mexican pop
Thursday and Sunday discount dinner perform- band perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Charles Gray, virtuoso violinist, returns each season to play and
ances; $36.50 to $48.50 (Friday and Saturday El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $35-$200. conduct The Consort Players in music seldom heard in El Paso.
dinner performances), and $19.50 to $29.50 (Ticketmaster). Consort Artistic Director Bruce Nehring will conduct The Consort Singers.
no-dinner matinee performances
(Ticketmaster). Information: 747-6060 or The Consort Players The Consort Singers Venues & series Holberg, Op. 40 #1 “Prelude” Soon-A Will Be Done
Los Angeles Azules — The internationally El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway. Grieg Dawson
Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and Five Pieces for Strings, Op. 44 Christus Factus Est
Hindemith Bruckner
popular cumbia sinfonica group performs at
8:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, at El Paso County 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday. Tickets: $6-$22. Information, reserva- Divertimento in F, K138 I Want to Live with God
Mozart Clary
Coliseum. Tickets: $40-$125 (Ticketmaster).
tions: 779-LAFF (5233),
Pancho Barraza — The Mexican singer- Last Spring
• Feb. 28-March 3: Steve Hoffstetter
songwriter performs at 9 p.m. Friday, May 3, The Consort Singers & Players
at The Plaza Theater. Tickets: $59-$119
• March 7-10: Pete George, with feature act Concerto Grosso, Op. 6 #1 in D Pilgrim’s Chorus
Kristi McHugh Corelli Wagner
• April 4-7: D.J. Sandhu, with feature act Hymn a Sainte Ceceile Kyrie
The Piano Guys — The Piano Guys return Myles Weber. Gounod Mendelssohn
to El Paso with their highly original blend of Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Impromptu Elijah
classical music and pop at 8 p.m. Friday, May Montana, specializing in metal and hard rock. Sibelius (3 pieces from the
3, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $59- “An English Suite” Oratorio)
Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook.
$79; VIP tickets $134.50 (Ticketmaster) • Archer Nation — 8 p.m. Wednesday, March Mendelssohn
Slayer — The trash metal legends perform at 6, with Heinous Mutation, Fusebox and Steel
6 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Lake. Admission: $5. Charles Gray Bruce Nehring
Center, with Lamb of God, Amon Amarth and • Ektomorf performs at 7 p.m. Saturday,
Cannibal Corpse. Tickets: $43-$83; VIP pack- March 9, with the Tenebrian Machine. All ages
ages are $192 (Ticketmaster). show.
• WitchHands, Deathrock, and Encrypted per-
Gran Baile Dia de las Madres — The form at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, with
Mothers Day Dance is 8 p.m. Saturday, May local support. Age 18 and older. Tickets: $5.
11, at El Paso County Coliseum, with Roberto • The Browning performs at 7 p.m.
Tapia and La Adictiva Banda San Jose de Wednesday, March 27, with Betraying the
Mesillas. Tickets: $25-$60 (Ticketmaster). Martyrs and Extortionist. Tickets: $15 in
Wisin & Yandel — One of Latin music’s advance; $20 at the door. All ages show.
most iconic duos’ “Como Antes Tour” is 8 • Aborted’s “Hell Over North America Tour”
p.m. Saturday, May 18, at El Paso County is 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, with Cryptopsy,
Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets start at $46 Benighted, Hideous Divinity and local band
(Ticketmaster). Beyond Terror. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at
the door. All ages show.
New Kids On the Block — The 1980s
“boy band” legends bring their Mix Tape Tour Club Here I Love You — 115 S. Durango.
to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at Most events are at 9 p.m. Information: 307-
UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with special 7736 or on Facebook.
guests hip-hop icons Salt N Pepa, Naughty By • Saturday, March 2: DJ Seinfeld (Lobster
Nature, and pop stars Tiffany and Debbie Fury, DJ Kicks)
Gibson. Tickets: $33.20-$83.20; VIP seats avail- • Friday, March 15: Chris Lake open air event.
able various prices (Ticketmaster). Tickets: $15-$25.
• The Lit Lords Hard City Tour is 8 p.m.
NEEDTOBREATHE — The Grammy- Friday, March 22. Tickets available on
nominated Christina rock band presents their
Acoustic Live Tour at 7 p.m. Friday, May 24,
at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: Lowbrow Palace — 1101 Texas. Doors
$39.50-$89.50 (Ticketmaster). open one hour prior to show time. Tickets at
Steve Martin and Martin Short — The • The Suffers — The Houston R&B and soul
two American comedy legends’ “Now Your group performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, March 7.
See Them, Soon You Won’t” show is 8 p.m. Tickets: $12.
Friday, May 31, at Abraham Chavez Theatre, • The Red Pears — The California indie band
featuring the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff performs at 10 p.m. Friday, March 8, with
Babko. Tickets: $79.75-$299 (Ticketmaster). Katzu Oso. Tickets; $12.
Alejandra Guzmán — The Mexican rock • Le Butcherettes — The Mexican garage punk
diva, “La Rockera,” brings her La Guzmán Tour band performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 10,
to El Paso at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at El Paso with local acts TBA. Tickets; $12.
County Coliseum. Tickets: $64.99, $79.99, • Reptaliens — The low-fi duo performs at 9
$99.99 and $119.99 (Ticketmaster). p.m. Tuesday, March 12. Tickets: $15.
• Hot Flash Heat Wave — The rock band per-
Jeff Dunham — The master comedian and forms at 9 p.m. Monday, March 18, with
ventriloquist and his slightly demented posse of
puppets performs his “Passively Aggressive” Please see Page 12

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Here’s the Ticket Moscow Conservatory, and Brad Richter, a gui-
tarist trained at the Royal College of Music.
Cont’d from Page 11
Tickets: $18, $30 and $40.
• Vitaly — The popular illusionist closes the
Vacations. Tickets: $13-$15.
2018/2019 Premier Series season with “An
• Mom Jeans. — The rock band performs at 9
Evening of Wonders” at 7 p.m. Saturday, April
p.m. Tuesday, March 19,with Mover Shaker.
6. Tickets: $18, $30 and $40. Information:
Tickets: $15.
(575) 437-2202 or
• Y La Bamba — The Portland indie folk band
performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, Spencer Theater for Performing Arts
with Sávila. Tickets: $12. — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information:
• STRFKR — The Portland indie rockers per- (575) 336-4800 or
form at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Tickets: • ‘The Wizard of OZ’ – The musical based on
$20. the 1939 MGM movie classic is 1 and 7 p.m.
• TWRP — The Canadian synthwave band Sunday, March 10. Tickets: $79-$85.
performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, March 23, with • The Illusionists: Live From Broadway –
Planet Booty. Tickets: $15. Broadway’s biggest selling magic spectacular is
7 p.m. Thursday, March 21. Tickets: $79-$85.
Flickinger Center for Performing Arts • The Satin Dolls ‘Sing, Swing and Sizzle!’ – 7
— 1110 NY Ave. Alamogordo. Information:
p.m. Saturday, April 13. Tickets: $39-$65.
(575) 437-2202 or
• ‘Jump Jive & Wail’ starring the Jive Aces –
• Masters of Soul — The R&B tribute is 7 p.m.
The 6-man British swing band performs at 7
Tuesday, March 5, celebrating bands like
p.m. Saturday, April 27. Special guest:
Gladys Knight & the Pips, Marvin Gaye &
actress/vocalist Makinna Ridgeway. $39-$65.
Tammi Terrell, Smokey Robinson & the
• ‘CATS’ – 7 p.m. Tuesday, and 1 p.m.
Miracles, the Temptations, the Four Tops,
Wednesday, May 14-15. Tickets: $79-$85.
Diana Ross & the Supremes, Martha Reeves &
the Vandellas and many more. Tickets: $15, Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and
$20 and $30. Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Most shows begin
• Toying With Science — The family event fea- at 8 p.m. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or
turing Gary Krinsky is 6:30 p.m. Thursday,
March 14, combining circus skills, mime, origi- • Brett Young — The country/folk artist per-
nal music, and audience involvement in the forms Friday, March 15. Tickets: $29-$99.
exploration of the scientific principles of gravi- • Granger Smith — Saturday, March 16, with
ty, leverage, fulcrums and simple machines. Earl Dibbles Jr. Tickets start at $29.
Tickets: $9 ($4 18 and younger). • Urban Cowboy Reunion featuring Mickey
• Richter Uzar Duo — The string duo per- Gilley and Johnny Lee is Friday, April 5.
forms 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23, offering a Tickets: $29-$49.
whimsical mashed-up blend of classical, world, • Yolanda Del Rio — The Mexican actress and
and rock music. The two world-class soloists ranchera singer performs Saturday, April 6,
are Viktor Uzur, a cellist trained at the with Beatriz Adriana. Tickets start at $29.

Brazilian Carnaval — Sol Studio, 4106 201. All ages welcome; BYOB, food and
Montana, hosts a celebration of Carnaval and snacks. Participants are encouraged to wear
Brazilian culture 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, 1940s attire. Admission: $15. Information: 532-
March 2, with free Samba dance lessons, 2043 or on Facebook at PDNbigband.
Capoeira, live music by Samba Alma de Fogo,
Contra Dance — The Southern New
costume contest, food, kids activities, vendors
Mexico Music and Dance Society’s monthly
and more. Admission is free. Information: 996-
contra dance is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday,
1814, or on Facebook.
March 15, at Mesilla Community Center, 2251
USA Dance — USA Dance Las Cruces NM Calle de Santiago in Las Cruces. This month
Chapter #5058, hosts an afternoon dance 2:45 features music by the Big Ditch Crickets of
to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at Belton Bridge Silver City. Caller is Lonnie Ludeman.
Center, 1214 E. Madrid in Las Cruces. Free Beginners’ lessons at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $6 ($4
samba lessonis 2 to 2:45 p.m. Admission: $10 youth; $15 family). Information: (575) 522-1691
($5 members); free age 12 and younger. or
Information:(575) 639-3993 or Facebook at
‘Gitanerias’ — Linda Gallegos Flamenco, one
of the Southwest’s premiere flamenco compa-
Dance for Dreams — Dance for Dreams nies, will debut a flamenco music and dance
hosts a dancing fundraising event beginning at performance 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 16,
7:3 p.m. Friday March 8, at Shundo Ballroom at the El Paso Main Library Auditorium 501 N.
Dance Studio, 120 Paragon Lane, Suite 201, Oregon, showcasing flamenco footwork, guitar,
with live music dancing to salsa, merengue, and castanets. Gallegos will perform as well as
bachata, cumbia, cha-cha, kizomba and more. soloist Jessica Rae “Rayito” Warner, and on gui-
Live music by Azucar, with DJ music from tar will be Arturo Garibay. Guest performers
Fernie Aveytia. Dance performances and raffles include Las Gitanas Flamencas. Sponsored by
also offered. The public is welcome. Admission: MCAD. Admission is free. Information: 755-
$15. Information: Deliris Montanez, (704) 293- 1414 or
4307, or on
Dancing with Parkinson’s — The dance
Facebook at dancefordreamsfoundation.
classes for people with Parkinson’s and
“Dance for Dreams” is a nonprofit organiza-
Movement Disorders El Paso are 10:30 to
tion that supports amateur athletics.
11:45 a.m. Fridays at St. Alban’s Episcopal
‘A Night In the ’40s’ — Paso Del Norte Church, 1810 Elm. Professional caregivers and
Big Band hosts 1940s style dancing and music 8 family (age 16 and older) are welcome. No
to 11 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Shundo dance partner necessary. Walker and wheel-
Ballroom Dance Studio, 120 N. Paragon, Suite chair friendly. Cost: $5 for dancer/patient (first
class is free). Information: 345-1438.

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‘Music Beyond Borders’ — NMSU Wantanabe Tuesday, March 21. Cost: $12 ($8
Philharmonic and the Orquesta Sinfónica students, military and seniors, $5 UTEP faculty,
Esperanza Azteca Cd. Juárez merge for “Music students and staff).
Beyond Borders” at 6 p.m. Friday, March 1, at • Guest recital with Steven Mayer, piano is
NMSU’s Atkinson Music Recital Hall, 1075 N. Friday, March 29. Mayer performs works by
Horseshoe. Admission is free. Information: Schumann, Ives, Gottschalk and Art Tatum.

Marie Otero Hair & Art

(575) 646-2304 or Admission: $10 ($8 Military, Seniors; $5
Students; free for UTEP faculty and staff).
UTEP Clarinet Day — UTEP Department
of music hosts a day of clarinet-related events 8 ‘Celtic Harps, Rare Instruments &
Wondrous Stories’ — Lisa Lynne and & Florence Street Gallery
Wash & Wear Hair!
a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at UTEP’s
Fox Fine Arts Building. Registration begins at Aryeh Frankfurter perform 7 to 9 p.m.
8:15 a.m. with rehearsal conducted by Andrew Wednesday, March 6, at Unitarian Universalist

for the Hip, Natural Look

Hunger 9 to 10 a.m.; all clarinet players invited Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S, Solano. They
to bring their instrument and join in. will perform on two Celtic harps, the rare

1015 N. Florence at Arizona 2Byblocks

Registration is free at Swedish Nyckelharpa, Ukrainian Bandura,
Information: 747-5606. Cittern and more. Music includes traditional

instrumental music from Sweden and Ireland as
north of Montana
• Clarinet Repair 101 presentation by John
well as original compositions blended with sto-
Pleasant at 10 a.m.
• Clarinet Recital by Dr. James Logan, DMA ries of humor and adventure. Admission: $20; Call today for your appointment
accompanied by Dr. Dominic Dousa, Piano at with a sliding scale to pay what you can.
11 a.m., with a Master Class by Logan at 1 p.m. Information: (575) 522-7281 or
• “Another World: A look at the German
El Paso Wind Symphony — The sympho-
Clarinet” by Dr. David Ross, 2 p.m.
ny celebrates American Composers at 7:30
• Festival Clarinet Choir performance begins at
p.m. Friday, March 8, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts
4 p.m., preceded at 3 p.m. by a UTEP Clarinet
Recital Hall, featuring the TMEA Region 22 All-
Studio Recital.
State Musicians. Tickets: $10; $5 students, mili-
The Art of Entertainment — The Art of tary, seniors. Information: elpasowindsympho-
the Arts Society presents pianist Laurie Koval at or on Facebook.
2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at International
Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra —
Museum of Art, 1211 Montana, with a Name
Grant County Community Concert
That Tune and requests session. Admission is
Association, Mimbres Region Arts Council and
free; donations welcome. Museum member-
WNMU hosts the orchestra’s annual perform-
ship encouraged. Information: 543-6747.
ance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, at WNMU
UTEP Department of Music — Fox Fine Fine Arts Auditorium in Silver City. Admission:
Arts Recital Hall. Performances are at 7:30 $20 ($5 students 17 and younger). Information:
p.m. except as listed. Information: 747-5606 or (MRAC), (575) 538-2505 or Admission: $5 Adults, $3 stu-
LCSO with Andrea Padova — Las
dents, military and seniors; free for UTEP stu-
Cruces Symphony Orchestra, conducted by
dents, faculty, staff, and age 12 and under,
Lonnie Klein, performs with the guest pianist at
unless listed otherwise.
7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, March
• UTEP Wind presents a “farewell” concert for
9-10, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall, with
the American Bandmasters Association
Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2, and
National Convention performance directed by
Tchaikovsky’s “Francesca da Rimini.” Tickets:
Dr. Bradley Genevro Monday, March 4, fea-
$42, $47 and $57. Information: (575) 646-
turing guest trombonists Barry Hearn, Rich
3709, or on Facebook.
Harris, Pete Madsen, and Steve Wilson.
Lunch with Lonnie is 11:30 a.m. Thursday,
• Faculty Recital performance with Stephen
March 7, at Paisano Café in Mesilla. Cost: $20.
Nordstrom, violin and Michael Way, cello, is
Tuesday, March 5, with music for string duo UTEP Chorale concert — UTEP Chorale
and string trio by Bach, Martinu, and Dohanyi. and Chamber Singers present a joint concert at
Nordstrom and Way will be joined by guest 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at First Baptist
artist and violinist Kevin Nordstrom of Wright Church, 805 Montana, performing both secular
State University. and sacred choral music. Admission is free;
• UTEP Jazz Bands, directed by Eric Unsworth donations support the singers’ upcoming trip to
(Ensemble 2) and Kenneth Capshaw (Ensemble Leeds, England. Information: 747-5606, ewil-
1), perform Monday, March 11, with big band or
music in swing, Latin, and jazz rock styles.
• Faculty Recital with Brian Downen, tenor,
EPSMF OM/NI applications — El Paso
Society for Musicians of the Future will take
and Dr. Esequiel Meza, piano, is Tuesday,
applications online for its 2019 OM/NI (Original
March 12, featuring arias and songs, including
Music/New Ideas) project through March 15.
“En Paz,” a new song cycle by composer Jorge
This call for composers is open to original
Martín, with text by Mexican poet Amado
scores for solo piano. Junior division open to
Nervo. Admission: $8 ($5 students, military and
age 9-16; Emerging division open to age 17-25.
seniors; $3 for UTEP students, faculty, staff and
Cash awards in each division, plus an
children 12 and under).
“Audience Choice Award.” Information: sjack-
• UTEP Symphony and Concert Bands present, 449-0619 or
a Brass Celebration featuring guest soloist Alan
Baer, principal tuba for the New York Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society
Philharmonic, Thursday, March 14. — The society presents the Oñate High School
• El Paso Pro Musica and the Center for Arts Jazz Ensemble at its monthly concert 7 p.m.
Entrepreneurship presents New York-based
innovative drum and flute virtuoso Kaoru
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Program Notes Theatre. Tickets are $30 ($10 ages 6-18, and
student up to age 25 with ID). Information:
Cont’d from Page 13
247-2726 or
Sunday, March 17, at First Christian Church, Accordionist Sergei Teleshev performs works
1809 El Paseo in Las Cruces. Admission: $10 by Bach, Piazzolla, Tchaikovsky and more with
($5 members; $1 students with ID). Reception violinist, singer, actress and dancer Veronika
at 6:30 p.m. Information: Larry Brooks, (575) Shabashova. If We Were Turtles — The El Paso-based Soprano singer-songwriter Amato takes pres-
640-8752 or Teleshev and Shabashova will also perform at: math-rock band will host a performance for the ents a musical tour of the blending of cultures
•3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the Rio Grande release of its latest single, ‘Nodus Tollens,’ at 9 in the Borderland. She integrates classical gui-
Verdi’s Requiem — El Paso Choral Society Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Monarch, 204 E. tar, singing, and virtuosic whistling in a night
presents the masterpiece requiem at 7:30 p.m. Downtown Mall. Presented by Las Cruces Rio Grande, with guests topographies (from celebrating women. She will showcase new
Saturday, March 23, at Abraham Chavez Civic Concert Association. Tickets: $25 ($5 stu- San Francisco) and Sleepspent. Admission is music and songs from her first album, “Starry
Theatre, performed by a 150-voice choir and dents; free age 17 and younger with adult). Skies and Fragile Ties.”
free; age 21 and older admitted. Information on
orchestra. Directed by Prentice Loftin, with Information: (575) 405-7429 or Facebook at monarchep.
concertmaster Stephanie Meyers. Tickets: $10
to $40 (Ticketmaster). Information: 259-4999 • 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at WNMU Fine St. Paddy’s Music Fest — Freedom
or Arts Auditorium in Silver City. Tickets: $20 Crossing at Fort Bliss, 1611 Pleasonton Road, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co.
Featured soloists: Danielle Talamantes, sopra- hosts a two-day music festival 2 to 11 p.m. — 410 N. Broadway. The venue hosts live
(free age 17 and younger with adult).
no, and David Portillo, tenor (both with Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, March music acts on selected evenings. Information:
Information: (575) 538-5862 or
Metropolitan Opera); Catherine Martin, 16-17, with traditional Irish music, bagpipes, (575) 297-0289,, or on Facebook.
Presented by Grant County Community
mezzo-soprano (Lyric Opera of Chicago); and and family activities. Admission is free. Dr. Lucky’s Blue Review “Brewery Late
Concert Association.
Stephen Morshceck, bass (Camerata Chicago Information: Night” is 10 p.m. Saturday, March 23, featur-
and Southwest Florida Symphony Opera). Early Music Concert — Sprezzatura Red Light Cameras and Sleepspent — ing comedy, burlesque, variety arts, drag, and
Quartet presents a free concert of Renaissance dance. Cost: $10 ($15 day of show).
Bruce Nehring Consort — The consort The Albuquerque and El Paso-based indie rock
and Baroque music with short lectures on
performs at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at music history 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March
bands team up for a joint Southwest tour in Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
First Baptist Church, 801 Montana, with March. Information: — 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Information: 860-7777,
30, at the Dorris Van Doren Public Library, and RSVP via
Charles Gray of St. Olaf College, who will per- or on Facebook.
5531 E. Redd. (818) 359-9075 or sprezzatu-
form as violin soloist and also conduct the Heavy metal legend Dokken performs Concert followed by a • 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21: Enchanted
Consort Players. Bruce Nehring will conduct Saturday, March 2. Indoor show, 18 and older
recorder workshop for beginners. Vines, 104 Alto Pines Trail, in Alto, N.M.
the Consort Singers. Ticket: $20 ($15 seniors, welcome. Gates open at 5 p.m.
EPSYO and EPSO ‘Side-by-Side’ • 9 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Monarch, 204 E. March Music Madness free concerts are 7
military; $5 students). Information: 532-5874 or
Concert — Performers from El Paso Rio Grande, in El Paso. p.m. nightly Monday though Saturday, March
Symphony Youth Orchestras and El Paso • 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23: Lost Horse 4-9. Age 18 and older admitted:
Program includes works by Holberg, Grieg,
Saloon, 306 San Antonio, in Marfa, Texas. • March 4: Blind Melon
Hindemith; ,Mozart, Bruckner, Corelli, Symphony Orchestra combine forces at the
Wagner, Sibelius, Parry and Mendelssohn. 12th annual Side-by-Side performance at 3 p.m. Jaimelynn Amato — El Paso Community • March 5: Lit
Sunday, March 31, at the Plaza Theatre, with Foundation’s Jewel Box Series presents “The • March 6: Jack Russell’s Great White
Sergei Teleshev & Veronika musicians from the El Paso Symphony and El Songbird of El Paso” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, • March 7: Filter
Shabashova — Showtime! El Paso presents Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras, and March 10, at the Philanthropy Theatre. • March 8: DMC

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March Roundup (575) 589-3410, or on
Cont’d from Page 9
March and April hours are 2 to 9 p.m.
Send check by March 8 to WWC, PO Box Saturdays and 2 to 7 p.m. Sundays; also open 2
13167, 79913, or bring to monthly coffee. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, March 19-
23 for spring break, Friday, April 19 on Easter
El Paso Philatelic Society — The El Paso weekend.
stamp club meets 7 to 9 p.m. the second Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305
Tuesday of every month (March 12) at St. Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road. The center fea-
Clement’s Episcopal Church, 810 N. Campbell tures a museum on the Tigua tribe. Hours are
(at Montana). Admission is free for first-time 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
visitors; $12 annual fee. Information: 833-5154. Free children’s activities. Admission is free.
Information: 859-7700,
El Paso Christian Women’s
Connection — The group hosts its March Indian Cliffs Ranch — The working cattle
luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, at ranch in Fabens offers a children’s zoo, buffalo,
El Paso Radisson Hotel, 1770 Airway (use longhorns, deer, rattlesnake pit, movie sets and
south entrance), with a speaker from the Fort Apache playground. It’s also home to
Alzheimer’s Association; as well as a special the famous Cattleman’s Steakhouse.
feature and arts & crafts. Reservation deadline Information: (915) 544-3200 or cattle-
is March 15. Cost: $15 (cash only).
Reservations: 449-3349.
Mesa Vista Wine Tasting Room — The
Woman’s Department GEPCC coffee new tasting room, which includes wine and
— Woman’s Department Greater El Paso
craft beer, is at 3200 Hwy 28 in Anthony, N.M.
Chamber of Commerce’s Membership Coffee
(La Union area at NM 28 and S. Vinton Road).
is 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March
Open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through
21, at El Paso Chamber Building, 10 Civic
Sunday. The room also features the region’s
Center Place. Parking at the Convention
only yarn shop and local alpaca products. Live
Center. Information: 755-6192.
music featured 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays.
Club Friendship — The club meets 11:30 Information: (915) 494-7248.
a.m. Tuesday, March 26, at St. Paul’s
Plaza Theatre Tours — The free weekly
Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere. Program is
tours are noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at the Plaza,
“Teresa Urrea, Curandera, Faith Healer and
125 W. Mills in Downtown El Paso. Meet
Mexican Revolutionist” by Esther Sanchez.
under the Plaza marquee. Information: 534-
Cost: $10, includes lunch. Open to the public.
RSVP by Friday, March 22: 591-2326.

International Coin Club — El Paso’s only San Elizario Historic District — The dis-
coin club meets at 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. the sec- trict at 1500 Main Street in San Elizario on the
ond Monday of the month at St. Paul’s United Mission Trail features four art galleries, seven
Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere, with pre- artists studio/galleries, three gift shops, the
sentations and auction to follow. Visitors Historic San Elizario Chapel, the Portales
always welcome, and admission free for first- Museum and the Veteran’s Museum. Most
time visitors. Information: 533-6001, 241-6977 locations open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday
or on Facebook. through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 851-0041,
594-8424 or
Area attractions Self-guided walking tours and guided tour of
17 historical sites also offered, including the
El Paso Streetcars — The restored street-
Chapel, Old El Paso County Jail (where Billy
cars run daily on two connected loop routes,
the Kid broke out a friend in 1876), the old
covering a total of 4.8 miles, from Father Rahm
Grist Mill, the Lafayette barracks and more.
in South El Paso to Glory Road in Kern Place.
Free guides available at all galleries and muse-
Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday through Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to Zin Valle Vineyards — 7315 Hwy 28 in
5 p.m. Sunday. Fares: $1.50 ($3.50 day pass); Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259). Free tast-
$1 military and ages 6-18; 30 cents for seniors ings are noon to 5 p.m. Friday through
and disabled with Sun Metro ID. Information: Monday. Information: 877-4544 or
212-3333, or on Facebook. Free music and wine tasting is 1
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — to 4 p.m. selected Sundays featuring local tal-
1200 Futurity Dr. Sunland Park, N.M. Hours ent. Bring a picnic.
are 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery
Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday; and — 430 La Viña Road (off NM 28 between
10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday. General markers 8 and 9), in Chamberino, N.M. Tasting
admission and parking are free. Information: room open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through
(575) 874-5200 or Monday. Information: (915) 241-4349 or som-
The 60th season of live racing runs through
May 5, with post time at 12:30 p.m. every A pre-Mardi Gras party with live music,
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday. prizes, wine and beer is noon to 8 p.m.
Western Playland — The amusement park Saturday, March 2.
is at 1249 Futurity Dr. in Sunland Park, N.M.
La Viña Winery — 4201 S. NM Highway
across from the racetrack. Tickets (tax not
28, one mile north of Vinton Road.
included): $22.60 42 inches or taller or $16.97
Information: (575) 882-7632 or
juniors 34 to 41 inches (pay one price); $5 non-
rider admission. Individual ride tickets are
Tasting room is open noon to 5 p.m.
$2.50; rides are 1 or 2 tickets. Information:

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El Paso Senior Games — City of El Paso Handicap, Bill Thomas Memorial Stakes, New
Parks and Recreation Department’s 36th annu- Mexico State University Stakes, NM Breeders’
al games for those age 50 and older run March Oaks and New Mexico Breeders’ Derby.
2-May 22 at various locations, Sponsored by Other stakes races:
United Healthcare, UTEP and Urgent Home • Saturday, March 9: West Texas Maturity.
Heath Inc. Registration: $15 for 2 events and t- • Saturday, March 16: Mesilla Valley Speed
shirt, plus $5 for each additional event; $45 for Handicap
all events. Includes t-shirt. Information, regis-
Harlem Globetrotters — The
tration: 503-6544 or
Globetrotters return to the area with their Fan
Opening Ceremony is 9 p.m. Saturday,
Powered World Tour at 2 p.m. Sunday, March
March 2, at the Polly Harris Senior Center,
10, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets:
650 Wallenberg.
$20-$100 (Ticketmaster).
• Basketball Skills — 10 a.m. Saturday, March
The Globetrotters’ current roster includes Big
2, at Polly Harris Center.
Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton,
• Huachas (Washers) — 9 a.m. Tuesday,
Hammer Harrison, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard,
March 5, Memorial Sr. Center, 1800 Byron.
Firefly Fisher and Cheese Chisholm – plus
• Table Tennis — 1 p.m. Wednesday, March
female stars TNT Lister, Torch George and
6, El Paso Table Tennis Club, 2727 Wyoming.
Hoops Green.
• Pickle Ball — 8 a.m. Saturday, March 9,
Nolan Richardson Rec. Center, 4435 Maxwell. Southern New Mexico Speedway — 11
• Horseshoes — 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, miles west of Las Cruces exit 132, off I-10. The
Eastside Senior Center, 3200 Fierro. 305 Spring Shootout is Friday and Saturday,
• Volleyball — 9 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at March 29-30. Regular weekly racing series
Marty Robbins Rec. Center, 11620 Vista Del begins Saturday, April 6. Gates open at 5 p.m.;
Sol ($45 team fee). racing at 7:45 p.m. General admission: $15; $5
• Golf — 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, at age 6-11; free for age 5 and younger; $35 pit
Ascarate Park Golf Course. Some on-site fees. passes. Information: (575) 524-7913, snm-
• Swimming — 8 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at or on Facebook.
Leo Cancellare Aquatic Center, 650
Sun City Crit — The USA Crits cycling
event is Saturday, March 30, in Downtown El
Monster Jam – The Monster Truck show is Paso. The bicycle races run multiple laps on a
7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2- short-circuit course. The course runs along
3, at Sun Bowl Stadium. Gates open one hour Main, Oregon, Overland and Stanton; starting
before event. Tickets start at $15. Information: line is at Mesa and Main. Ctegories range from Pet Party access starts at juniors ages 9 and up, to pro cyclists. The cate-
1:30 p.m. Saturday, with party 2:30 to 5:30 gories include handcycle and recumbents for
p.m. Pit party early access is $35 (general pit Project Hero.; and a 5K running race.
party passes are $15). Events run from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., with
awards at 9:40 p.m. Registration:
El Paso Coyotes — The Major Arena
Soccer League team’s games are at 7:15 p.m. at
Information: Online registration
El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $12 general
closes March 25; onsite registration available.
admission; $20 box seating; kids admitted free
Entry fees range from $20 to $60.
with adult. Information: 229-1416, elpasocoy-
A free kids race is at 1:05 p.m. or social media.
• Friday, March 8: Monterrey Flash Kick Ball Tournament — Eta Iota Zeta
• Friday, March 15: Dallas Sidekicks Sorority hosts the tournament 11 a.m. to 5
• Friday, March 29: Monterrey Flash p.m. Sunday, March 31, at Franklin Park, 6050
Quail, benefitting scholarships. Registration at
El Paso Rhinos - The Junior League ice Eventbrite. Information: (919) 961-8272. or
hockey team’s final home games of the regular
Facebook at etaiotazeta.elpaso.
season are against Wichita Jr. Thunder 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday,
March 8-10, at El Paso County Coliseum College sports
Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E.
UTEP Women’s Basketball - The final
Paisano. Tickets: $5-$30. Information: 479-
home game of the regular season is against
PUCK (7825) or
North Texas at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in
El Paso Locomotive FC — El Paso’s pro the Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $5. informa-
soccer team’s inaugural season opens 7:30 p.m. tion: 747-5234 or
Saturday, March 9, vs. OKC Energy FC at
UTEP Softball — The Miners softball team’s
Southwest University Park. Tickets: $5 to $49.
home games are at UTEP’s Helen of Troy
Information: 235-GOAL,
Complex. The first Conference USA home
Game time is 7:30 p.m.:
games are 1 p.m. Saturday (doubleheader) and
• Saturday, March 23: Rio Grande Valley FC
noon Sunday, March 9-10 against Charlotte.
• Saturday, March 30: Orange County SC
Ticket information: 747-6065 or
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — Other home games:
1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General • 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 19: NMSU (double-
admission and parking are free. Information: header)
(575) 874-5200 or • 1 p.m. Saturday (doubleheader) and noon
The 60th season of the live racing runs Sunday, March 23-24: Southern Mississippi
through May 5. Post time is 12:50 p.m. every
Springtime Track Invitational — The
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday.
annual UTEP spring field and track meet is all
The 16th running of the Sunland Derby is
day Saturday, March 16, at Kidd Field. The
Sunday, March 24. Other stakes races that day
are Sunland Parks Oaks, Harry W. Henson
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Sports late fee after March 14. Information, registra- Camp is 10 a.m. to noon Monday through walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at Ascarate
tion or ziavelocy- Thursday, March 18-21, at Ascarate Golf Park, 6900 Delta. Registration begins at 7 a.m.
Cont’d from Page 16 USAC license required; no race day Course, 6900 Delta, for ages 5-18. Optional Cost: $25; $20 per person for teams of 10 or
registration. play time is 1 to 3 p.m. Fee: $60 camp; $10 per more. ($2 gate fee for park) Information:
event features men’s and women’s college
Saturday’s events begin on REA Road in Las day for optional play. Cost for camp and four
teams as well as the top qualifying high school
Cruces. Time Trial 20K course is on a frontage days of play $90. Registration: thefirsttee-
athletes from the region. Information: 747-
road, and the criterium course is a flat, square Information: 252-6511 or on
Healthcare Heroes 5K — The 5K, fun run
5812 or and health fair is Saturday, March 9, at
1-mile circuit near the time trial course. Facebook at The First Tee of Greater El Paso.
Ascarate Park. Registration: $25 through March
Tejanas softball - The EPCC Tejanas host Sunday’s race course starts in Hillsboro, goes Spring Session youth classes are Saturdays,
8; $30 race day. Information:
Seward County Community College at noon toward Lake Valley and returns, then finishes March 30-May 11, Ascarate. See website for
Sunday and 9 a.m. Monday, March 10-11, at with 9 miles uphill to Kingston. Distance is 35 schedule and costs.
the Valle Verde Softball Field. Admission is free. or 53 miles depending on category.
Topgolf Spring Academy — Topgolf, 541 Chili Pepper Series — The 4-day series
Information: 831-2275 or offers five events daily Wednesday through
El Paso Bicycle Club — All rides are free Vin Rambla, hosts golf clinics of for age 6-12 9
Saturday, March 13-16, at La Llorona Park,
Tejanos baseball — The Tejanos of El Paso and open to the public; helmets required. a.m. to noon Monday through Wednesday,
3440 W. Picacho, Las Cruces. Each day
Community College play home games at the Information: Ride March 18-20. Cost: $99 (includes lunch).
includes a 5K, 10K, half marathon, marathon
Valle Verde Campus Baseball Field, off Hunter. schedule at Registration at Information:
and 50K run beginning at 7 a.m. Walkers wel-
Games begin at noon. Admission is free. Wednesday night rides, a tradition for over 20 845-9028 or
come. The courses are multiple laps with one
Information: 831-2275 or years, are leaderless rides of 18-22 miles,
central food/aid station. Entry fee: 5k: $30 by
• March 22-23: Luna Community College beginning March 13. The favorite route is a 19-
• March 29-30: New Mexico Military mile loop to Gadsden H.S. Riders leave from Recreational sports March 8 $40 after; 10K: $40/$50; Half
Marathon: $110; Marathon: $130; 50K: $140.
Rio Plaza, 6205 Upper Valley Rd (at Artcraft),
NMSU Men’s Basketball — The final beginning 5:15-5:45 p.m. Park on dirt shoulder Doña Ana Senior Olympics — The Doña Information, registration:
home game of the regular season is against Ana Senior Olympic Games run through April
across from shopping center. St. Patrick’s Shamrock 5K — St.
California Baptist at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 29, throughout the Las Cruces area, for ages
Patrick’s A.C.T.S. host the 5K run and 1-mile
at NMSU’s Pan American Center in Las Cruces. Golf 50 and older. Athletes need to register two
walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at St.
Tickets: $15-$30. Information (575) 646-1447 weeks before each qualifying tournament.
Patrick Cathedral, 1118 N. Mesa.Registration at
or Spring Trifecta — The spring golf tourna- Information: (575) 649-3167 or dacso@out-
ment is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Full registration contact list at don-
NMSU Women’s Basketball — The Fort Bliss’s Underwood Golf Complex, 3200
Bataan Memorial Death March — The
team hosts Chicago State at noon Noon 30th annual marathon-length (26.2 miles)
Coe. Two person team, 27-hole tournament Disc Golf — City of Las Cruces Parks &
Saturday, March 2, at Pan Am Center in Las march is 7 a.m. Sunday, March 17, starting at
with a 9-hole scramble, 9-hole alternate shot Recreation Department hosts disc golf Family
Cruces. General admission: $6. Information: 1318 Aerobee at the White Sands Missile
and 9-hole best ball. Cost: $50 by March 1. and Friend games 3 to 6 p.m. Saturdays,
(575) 646-1447 or Range. A 14.2-mile honorary march also
Information: 568-9979. March 9-30, at Mesilla Park, 304 W. Bell. Fee:
offered. Registration is $125 ($600 teams)
$2; free for under 18. Registration continues
St. Paddy’s Day Tournament — through March 3. No late or on-site registra-
until spaces are filled at
Underwood Golf Complex, 3200 Coe, hosts tion accepted. Information: (575) 678-4654.
The TriFecta Omnium — The Las the three-person scramble tournament at 8:30
Information: (575) 541-2455.
Registration at
Cruces/Hillsboro, N.M. cycling event is
Running events
a.m. Saturday, March 16. Cost: $40 per per-
Saturday and Sunday, March 16-17, with a son (by noon March 15). Sign up at the Pro
Javier Arana Jr. Memorial — The 7th
time trial and criterium Saturday and road race annual Fallen Trooper 5K run and 1-mile walk
Shop. Information: 568-9979. Brain Injury Support Group 5K — El
Sunday. Fees: $15 for time trial, $20 for criteri-
Paso Group’s 8th annual 5K run and 1-mile
um and $35 for road race ($60 for all three); First Tee Greater El Paso — Spring Break Please see Page 18

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One of USA’s Top 100 Sports
Independent Pizzerias
Coach Archie Duran Memorial — The
Cont’d from Page 17

— Pizza Today
5K run/walk and 1 mile fun walk benefiting
Archie Duran Memorial Fund is 8 a.m. Sunday,
is 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Ascarate
April 7, at Nations Tobin park, 8831 Railroad.
Park, 6900 Delta. Registration: $20 ($10 kids).
Fee: $25 through April 5; $30 after. Register at
No race day registration; $2 vehicle fee for
Ascarate Park. Registration: raceadventuresun- ‘Mighty Mujer’ Triathlon — The all-
female sprint and supersprint events begin 6:30

Run for Shoes 5K — Epkicks *run for a.m. Saturday, April 13, at Memorial Park
shoes* 5K and 1 mile runs are 8 a.m. Saturday,
Pool, 3251 Copper. Registration: $90-$130.
March 30, at Up and Running Westside, 3233

Fine Beers & Wines

N. Mesa. Registration: $25; $30 on race day.
Registration at

Epkicks provides new shoes to underprivi-
Winter sports
206 Cincinnati • 532-9483
leged children/youth in El Paso.
Hope Brings Change 5K — The 3rd Public Ice Skating — Public skating week-
WEST SIDE annual 5K run and 1 mile run/walk is 9 a.m. end hours are 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays, noon to 3
865 N. Resler • 760-6000 Saturday, April 6, at Hope City Community
Church, 6115 Woodrow Bean. Registration:
p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at
the El Paso County Coliseum Events Center,
EAST SIDE $25; $20 age 12 and younger; $30 all runners 4100 Paisano. Admission: $10; $8 military

1879 N. Zaragosa • 856-9111

after March 29. Registration at raceadventure- (skate rental included). Skate preempted by Information: 600-6251, ext. hockey games March 8-10. Spectator admission

107 or is free. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpa-
11100 Sean Haggerty (at US 54) Tutus for Kidneys 5K — The 5K run walk,
Ski Apache — Information: (575) 464-3600
1 mile walk and health fair benefiting Amigo
Kidney Foundation is 8 a.m. Saturday, April 6, or

at Braden Aboud Memorial Park, 4325
Ski Cloudcroft — Information, snow condi-
Riverbend. Registration: $20 by April 4; $25
145 W. Sunset (at Doniphan) April 5-6. Registration at raceadventuresunlim-
tions: (575) 682-2333, or on
Facebook. Prizes for the best tutu.
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Thur.
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday
“... definitely has the best pizza in town.”
— Texas Monthly
FINE PIZZA & Centro Cultural Paso del Norte - Av. Centro Comercial El Paseo, Av. Lopez Mateos

Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, across from the 2005. Information: 267-4626. The children’s
Red Cross. Information: 1730300 (Facebook: musical, “Erase Una Vez,” is at 3 and 6 p.m.
CCPasodelNorte). Advance show tickets at Sunday, March 10. Tickets: 175 and 230 pesos (
• Comedian Mike Salazar presents his “X
Evolution Discoteque — Paseo de la
Tour” at 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 1. Tickets:
Victoria 4545. Advance tickets at
405-745 pesos. Veteran Mexican ranchera
• Festival de Baile y Tracion begins at noon
singer Lorenzo de Monteclaro performs at 8
Sunday, March 3, featuring children’s and
p.m. Friday, March 15. 175-432 pesos.
young adult dance groups. Admission: 71 pesos.
• The musical “Cats” is at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Estadio Jaime Canales Lira — Av.
Tuesday, March 5. Tickets: 450-1,450 pesos. Vicente Guerrero at Americas. Advance tickets
• Bolshoi Ballet de Bielorusia presents “La Bella at Ha*Ash, an American Latin
Durmiente” (Sleeping Beauty) at 7 p.m. pop-country duo from Louisiana composed of
Thursday, March 7. Tickets: 405-805 pesos. sisters Hanna Nicole and Ashley Grace, per-
• The woman’s comedy “Divinas” is at 7 and form at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16. Tickets:
9:30 p.m. Friday, March 8. Tickets: 405-920 460-1,950 pesos.
Lienzo Charro Adolfo Lopez Mateos —
• The men’s comedy, “Soltero, Casado, Viudo
Av. Del Charro at Henry Dunant. Tickets at
y Divorciado,” is at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March
13. Tickets: 290-635 pesos.
• Caballos Domecq, a horsemanship show fea-
• The children’s show, “Mi Amigo el Dragón,”
turing 12 horses, begins at 5 p.m. Saturday,
is at noon, 3 and 6 p.m. Sunday, March 31.
March 16. Tickets: 175 pesos (290 VIP; 60
Tickets: 175-460 pesos.
Magno Discotheque — Montes de Oca • Rodeo Adrenalina, with bulls, horses and bar-
339, Zona Pronaf. Information: 656 551 9458. rel racing, begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 20.
Advance tickets at The adult Tickets: 175 pesos (230 VIP; 60 children).
comedy show “La Semesienta” is performed at
Tenampa Brass Band — Amigos de la
6 and 9 p.m. Saturday, March 2. Tickets: 290,
Fundacion Mascareñas’s Matices Culturales
520 and 745 pesos.
series presents the Guadalajara instrumental
Juárez Centauros — The new Liga de group at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Centro
Fútbol Americano Profesional team is one of Cultural Paso del Norte in Juarez, playing jazz,
eight teams in the new American football semi- funk, blues, pop, hip-hop and Latin, with influ-
professional league. Games are played at ences from Dirty Dozen Brass Band to Michael
Campo Don Guillermo Chocus Olascoago on Jackson. Ticket information: 544-5118 in El
Calle Ingeniero David Herrera (west of Paso; 612-3175 or 612-4075 in Juárez, or fmas-
Chamizal Park). Tickets are 65 and 125 pesos
Gimnasio Municipal Josue Neri Santos
• 2 p.m. Sunday March 3: Pioneros (Queretaro)
— Av. Mariscal at Maria Martinez, downtown.
• 1 p.m. Sunday, March 17: Bulldogs
AAA Conquista Total Gira lucha libre-style pro-
(Zapopan, Jalisco)
fessional wrestling begins at 5:30 p.m. Sunday,
Teatro el Paseo — The theater is in the March 31. Tickets: 85-835 pesos.

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The Big 5-0
“Now and then” photos courtesy EPCC

El Paso Community College

celebrates a half-century
Story by Lisa Kay Tate

Back in 1969, El Paso Community College

barely got off the drawing board, with vot-
Rocky start in 1969 volume in enrollment,” Architecture
instructor Alejandro Mireles said. “Once
ers approving a college district but denying EPCC’s official history begins in June graduated our students have seen success
any funding. That was hardly an auspi- 1969, when El Paso County voters by being employed in El Paso, throughout
cious beginning for a college that has since approved the formation of a community Texas, and across the nation.”
served one million students and awarded college district and elected a board of One of the programs that started off with
more than 80,000 degrees and certificates. seven trustees. But voters turned down the a strong presence is the Career and
With five main campuses spread through- funding for the college. Two years later, Technical Education (CTE) programs.
out El Paso County and nearly 30,000 stu- after the Texas Legislature gave it enough Myshie Pagel serves as dean for CTE,
dents, EPCC will celebrate its 50th money to launch its first classes, EPCC which she said offers more than 45 pro-
anniversary not just with its growth, but enrolled 901 students in September 1971. 1972 ribbon cutting at Logan Heights grams in accounting, computer and infor-
also for its excellence in education. In 1972 the college leased the barracks of mation sciences, HVAC, hospitality admin-
“EPCC was named as one of the Top 10 Fort Bliss’s Logan Heights as a makeshift the main campus, Valle Verde Campus on istration, criminal justice, graphic design
Community Colleges in the Nation by the campus and enrollment grew to 3,500. In Hunter, opened in 1978. Three other major and many others that help them gain “aca-
Aspen Institute in 2015 and has also been 1973, the college handed out diplomas to campuses have been added: the Northwest demic, technical and real world skills” to
the recipient of the prestigious Student 28 students, its first graduating class. Campus in Canutillo (at I-10 and be prepared for the workplace.
Success Award by the American Today, EPCC is the largest two-year post- Transmountain), the Transmountain Pagel said this experience has given the
Association of Community Colleges secondary institution in the region, with Campus is Diana and U.S. 54 in Northeast program’s students everything from intern-
(AACC) among numerous other national more than 28,500 students at five campus- El Paso and the Mission del Paso Campus ships to high-paying jobs. It has also
accolades,” said Keri Moe, who serves as es and more than a dozen other sites, offer- is on the far East Side off I-10 between allowed them to gain experience without
Associate Vice President for External ing 145 degrees and certificate programs. Loop 375 and Horizon Blvd. There’s also accumulating too much debt.
Relations for Communication and EPCC Board of Trustees member Belen the Administrative Services Center on “When EPCC started we had twice as
Development. Robles, who is well known in the area for Viscount. EPCC’s offers its Dual Credit many CTE programs as transfer pro-
“And, EPCC has been consistently being the first woman national president of program for high school students at 12 grams,” Pagel said. “Our graduates help to
nationally ranked No. 1 for the number of the League of United Latin American Early College High Schools in the El Paso, build our city. CTE pathways lead to jobs
associate degrees awarded to Hispanic stu- Citizens, recently talked about the col- Socorro, Ysleta, Canutillo and Clint school that build the infrastructure of a city. They
dents.” lege’s origins and how the El Paso com- districts. respond to 911 calls, teach our children,
The Golden Anniversary celebration, with munity rallied to make it a reality. There is more to come, as all five cam- secure our networks, counsel our commu-
the theme of “Honoring the Past, Building Funding was one of main challenges at puses are expanding with new buildings or nity members when they struggle and start
the Future,” begins April 6 with the Spring the beginning, she said. When the initial additional facilities. new businesses.”
Arts Festival Open House at the Valle college vote was cast, only property own- “EPCC has been growing steady ever Court Reporting may be one field not
Verde Campus and a gala planned for ers in El Paso were allowed to vote on the since, and will continue to grow,” Robles many people may be aware of, but instruc-
June. There will be additional 50-year issue. They passed the resolution to start said. tor Debbie Luna said students completing
the college, but turned down the funding
milestones to mark in coming years, since
the first students did not enroll until 1971 proposal. Trustees and other supporters Specialized career programs the program have the skills to pass the
Texas Certified Shorthand Reporter. The
and the first graduation was held in 1973. went to the state to try and allow all regis- While El Paso Community College offers can also learn the skill of closed captioning
College President William Serrata noted tered voters to be able to vote on the tax programs that prepare students for every and real time reporting to transcribe any
that EPCC’s success is not just based on base. In 1974, two funding proposals failed possible career, school officials point to live events to include television shows,
large numbers, explaining that “the classes to get a majority vote among property certain specialties that set EPCC apart. sports events, and news.
are smaller with the average student to owners, although they were approved by Those include such varied programs as “Our history in this court reporting disci-
teacher ratio 22 to one.” the popular vote that included non-proper- Culinary Arts (see separate story), pline is a true circle of life,” Luna said.
Serrata hopes this anniversary year will ty owners. Architecture, Career and Technical “Graduates of our program are now return-
be one in which the El Paso community After taking this issue “all the way the Education Programs and Court Reporting. ing to our discipline as instructors, mem-
can take even more notice of how much Supreme Court,” Robles said, all registered The Architecture program is one of the bers of our curriculum development com-
the college has contributed to the culture voters were able to vote on a tax base in few current “two-plus-two” partnership mittees, advisory committees, and mentors
and progress of the area. 1975, when a $19.7 million bond was programs (associate’s plus bachelor’s to our current students.”
“Look at what we’ve achieved as a col- approved. El Paso Community College degree) that have received National Another area where EPCC students and
lege. In 50 years we have given out 80,000 would now have a full-time campus to call Architectural Accrediting Board status, the graduates are represented is health and
degrees, and sent our graduates into the its own. pathway towards professional licensure. wellness.
community,” he said. “And we’re not The first campus was the Rio Grande “The EPCC program has gained recogni-
done.” Campus downtown. What would become tion in the area as evidenced by its high Please see Page 20

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Souraya Hajjar, Health Related Grants
Manager, said there are 14 allied health
programs at the college, as well as two
nursing programs that are the longest,
most established academic and career
training programs in El Paso County.
“Our EPCC Health Career graduates are
in every medical laboratory, doctors’ and EPCC President Dr. William Serrata and
dentists’ offices, and at the patient’s bed- Trustee Belen Robles were interviewed at
side,” she said. “They are an integral part recent media event in the college’s “Dine ‘N’
of El Paso’s healthcare team.” Dash student-run café. Photo by Lisa Tate
She said the program’s two-year associ-
ates program and one year certificate pro-
gram have helped these students graduate,
Culinary Arts students
earn competitive salaries and do some-
thing they love while helping their society.
‘earn while they learn’
Being able to work with experienced fac- From restaurants to technical jobs,
ulty in state-of-the art and technologically much of El Paso’s workforce consists
advanced labs have helped encourage of graduates and students from EPCC.
more students to pursue a career in the One place where this is visible is in
health fields. the culinary arts, restaurant and hospi-
“There is always a need for culturally- tality service. These include chefs
competent, clinically-prepared, and Christopher Morrill and Santiago
licensed health professionals to meet Reyes, owners of the successful
healthcare needs of our region and across Around the World Catering Service,
the nation,” Hajjar said. “At EPCC, we and the “comfort food with a twist”
have been addressing this shortage by eatery, Gallery 3 Kitchen.
training potential health students and “In 2009, I was exiting the military
preparing them for treatment and disease and needed a place to help me fulfill
management.” my dream of opening a restaurant,”
EPCC’s Health programs have been Reyes said. He said the college was
able to work with his schedule.
highly regarded in the area, making it
“Even with a full-time job and taking
easer for them to transfer to 4-year univer-
care of a family, I was able to take
sity later or get immediate job placement.
classes,” he said.
The Physical Therapy Assistant program,
Morrill and Reyes said they are still
established in 1990, is the first of its kind
benefitting from the college’s pro-
in West Texas and Southern New Mexico,
grams through their own employees
Program Director Debbie Tomacelli-Brock
who have come from there as well.
said. This brings in students from around
915-247-2726 the region.
“The students that are from EPCC
that have worked with us have helped “EPCC students receive hands-on prac-

us to grow not just as business owners
tice in real patient care situations in a but as people,” Morrill said.

Sergei Teleshev &

supervised environment before going into

March 28, 2019

Culinary Arts Program Coordinator
the hospitals,” she said. “For example, in Chef Daniel Guerra said the program
addition to preparing students for licensure helps prepare students for both gainful
7:00 p.m.
as Physical Therapy Assistants it offers a employment and “further advance-

Veronika Shabashova
Abraham Chavez
unique community service—a Fall Risk ment in the hospitality industry” with
Reduction clinic for individuals at risk for three programs of restaurant manage-
Theatre falls.””
There are also ways for those who may
ment, pastry, and culinary arts.
The program, he said. is hands-on
already be in business to continue to learn,
with a unique “earn while you learn”
with the Small Business Development program as a gateway from instruction
acclaimed Sergei Center (SBDC). Director Joe Ferguson to production.
Teleshev performs said the center “provides high quality one- “Our students have many opportuni-
works by Bach,
on-one personalized business” advising to ties to gain experience through com-
both aspiring and existing entrepreneurs. munity service events, EPCC’s
Piazzolla, “The advising consists of no-cost project Thirteen09 student run restaurant,
Tchaikovsky feasibility analysis, research, technical scholarship fundraisers, and our stu-
and more. assistance, and education,” he said. dent-run café, Dine ‘N’ Dash.”
Ferguson explained the SBDC has been Students also maintain and operate a
A Master of the
helping entrepreneurs to obtain informa- sustainable greenhouse and garden,
tion essential to starting, growing and sus- with aquaponics, wicking beds, worm
Accordion. Sergei taining their businesses since 1985. farms, and composting.
performs with “The information provided by SBDC “The garden also provides grapes
classically trained, business advisors has resulted in new that student utilize for preparing
employment opportunities, greater wine,” Guerra said. “Students have
resiliency, and increased economic devel- hands-on practice in making beers as
violinist, singer, opment for the community,” Ferguson breweries throughout the country
actress and dancer said. “In 2018, the El Paso SBDC assisted become increasingly popular.”
Veronika Shabashova. 886 clients who started 58 new businesses, Keri Moe, Associate Vice President,
said this reflects the business trends
created 420 jobs, and provided
Tickets are $30 general admission at the door $21,284,390 in capital infusion.” in the area. “The hospitality/service
There were also 166 workshops and sem- industry makes up 80 percent of the
($10 children 6-18, or full-time students with ID ages 18-25) inars offered that drew 3,585 attendees job growth in the region,” she said.
from throughout the region. “Our students have a 100 percent
5-ticket packages available for $75 that can be used interchangeably for this and/or placement rate in these areas.”
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EPCC “The college’s classes, programs, activi-
Cont’d from Page 20
ties and events (for seniors) provide the
opportunity to participate with peers, gain
What EPCC means to me the Farmer’s Dairy where the Valle
Verde campus in now located. Never in
a new circle of friends, adopt an active Current and former EPCC students my life did I imagine that I would be
Education for everyone lifestyle and stay healthy,” she said. offered their comments on their experi- working as a professor in the same area
Yanez said some of the most notable ence with the college. in which I worked delivering alfalfa. I
EPCC programs reach across a wide
offerings the program presents to the com- would not be at my current professional
spectrum. The college offers curriculum Norma Yolanda De Leon Cruz,
munity include the Love Conference, position if it were not for EPCC.”
aimed at preparing students to transfer to EPCC graduate: “EPCC opened the
UTEP and other 4-year universities, as Navidad on the Border Christmas Show, Jazmin Amezcua, EPCC graduate
doors for me and many others to get
well as specific career and professional Concierto de las Americas Musicals, Rock and police officer: “EPCC has taught
educated and get a higher paying job,
training, plus continuing education that ’n’ Roll Awards, Grandparents Day me and encouraged me to finish all my
thus helping us live a fuller and richer
spans from pre-schoolers to senior citizens. Celebrations and the Grand Galley of goals. I believe EPCC has also encour-
quality of life. I never dreamed that after
Jaime Farias, Associate Vice President of Senior Art Exhibitions. aged our community and students to fin-
only having had three months of high
Workforce Education, said the college’s Yanez has helped get the program’s mes- ish their goals of graduating. I got into
school, in other words, being a high
Workforce and Continuing Education divi- sage across by hosting the Mature Living my line of work as a police officer
school dropout, of ever having an AA in
sion provides “a unique combination of Show co-produced by EPCC TV and the because since I was a little girl I always
Arts Degree, a BA Degree, an MA
credit, continuing education, personal Senior Adult Program, which has aired looked up to female police officers. I
Degree along with Early Childhood
enrichment” along with health and busi- continuously since 1991. believed and still believe that police offi-
Certification, Bilingual Certification and
ness dedicated training.
“Our Law Enforcement Academy has a Celebrating the 50th a Superintendent Certificate.” cers are angels watching over us and that
is what I wanted to become”
state of the art indoor firing range and Jason Cannavino, EPCC military
For 42 years, El Paso Community Priscilla Ana Gutierrez, EPCC grad-
police tactical training found in very few student: “I needed a school that was
College has filled the months during its uate and counselor: “El Paso
educational institutions,” he said. “The going to be able to work with me. EPCC
Spring semester with a celebration of the Community College has improved my
Children’s College serves a diverse popu- had campuses that were close to Fort
arts during its Spring Arts Festival, and life because being the first person in my
lation of children from all backgrounds Bliss and my home, making it very con-
this year’s event will offer an extra cele- family to graduate from college, I have
from ages 4 to 16. These unique courses venient for me to head to class as soon
bration for the college’s anniversary. set a pattern that hopefully generations
provide the students with a preliminary as I got off work.”
“As a college we are extremely proud to will follow. My life has improved
look at post-secondary education.” show off our talents in all forms: visual Arturo Acosta, 1978 graduate of
At the other end of the EPCC spectrum is because completing the Social Work
arts, dance, theater, literary arts, culinary EPCC, Faculty of Social Work at Program at EPCC provided me the con-
the Senior Adult Program for those age 55 arts, graphic design, and music,” Festival EPCC: “As a young adolescent and still
and older. Its director, Mary Yanez, has fidence and skills to continue my educa-
coordinator Caroline Woolf-Gurley said. in high school, I did some farm work. tion. It is an honor to work for the insti-
worked at EPCC since 1973. “We are also proud to use local talents for We used to deliver alfalfa to the cows at
“We are especially proud of the over 60 tution that is part of my own story.”
the poster images. Every year they are dif-
classes offered to seniors each semester in ferent and created by students, faculty,
health, art, music, dance, computers, lan- staff, or community members that help to The college also recruited the entire El architectural records and other college
guages, gardening, writing and planning advertise the festival.” Paso community to help establish the memorabilia, as well as share their own
for the future,” she said. “Many seniors The college will kick off this year’s cele- EPCC Archive Collection as part of the favorite experiences, funny stories or
have graduated from EPCC and have bration with its Spring Arts Festival Open 50th anniversary. People were asked to memories of campuses and colleagues.
cheered at our commencements as their House Saturday, April 6, at the Valle Verde share posters, awards, photographs, A 50th anniversary celebration gala is
family and friends walk the stage to Campus. brochures, programs, college publications, planned for June 28.
receive their diplomas.”

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El Paso Cactus and Rock Club — The Sunrise Arts early morning arts event for artist
club meets at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at and photographers to capture the dunes at sun-
El Paso Garden Center, 3105 Grant. Program rise is 6 a.m. Saturday, March 16. Cost (in
begins with a “Cactus 101,” followed by Lisa addition to entrance fee): $8 ($4 age 15 and
Gordon, director of the Chihuahuan Desert younger). Reservations required at
Research Institute Fort Davis Admission is free. or 1-877-444-6777.
Information: 545-1951 or
El Paso Zoo — 4001 E. Paisano. Entrance Valplano, 5734 Kingsfield, 2932 Piedmont, 803 Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Natural History Outings — Southwest hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission Baltimore, and 705 Centauro. — 110 miles east of El Paso on the way to
Environmental Center of Las Cruces offers is $12 for ages 13 to 59; $9 for ages 60 and Sunday’s gardens: 2023 Grant, 2030 Grant, Carlsbad, the 86,416-acre park includes the
“Back by Noon” Saturday field trips departing older and active duty military (including spouse) 3309 Moonlight, 3008 Titanic, and 4432 Loma highest point in Texas: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749
from the center at 275 Downtown Mall, Las with ID; $7.50 ages 3 to 12; and free for ages 2 Diamante feet. Entry fee: $5 for ages 16 and older, good
Cruces. Hikes are free, and open to the public, and under. Zoo members admitted free. Cacti sold at 417 Valplano on Saturday, and for one week and all trails. Pine Springs Visitor
but advance registration required; registration Information: 212-0966,, or on 3008 Titanic on Sunday. Center hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
opens three weeks before each hike. Some Facebook at ElPasoZoo. Camping is $8 per site per night. Information:
minor fees may apply. Reservations: (575) 522- Franklin Mountains State Park — Most (915) 828-3251 or
5552. Information: El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society hiking and mountain-biking trails begin in the
— The society’s general meeting is 7 p.m. Tom Mays area, off Transmountain Drive on New Mexico State Parks — Day-use fee
• March 2: Border Bio Blitz to Rio Bosque
Monday, March 18, at UTEP’s Centennial the west side of the park (east of I-10). Entry is $5 when visiting any state park. Information:
Wetlands Park with guide John Sproul. Meet at
Museum, 500 W. University. Information: fee is $5 per person, free for age 12 and under (575) 744-5998 or
center at 7 a.m. Easy hike.
Scott, 581-6071, or (with family). Correct cash or check only. • Leasburg Dam — Radium Springs, two miles
• March 9: “A Day at Otero Mesa.” SWEC’s
on Facebook at El Paso Audubon Group. Group rates available. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 off I-25 at Exit 19. Day use hours are 8 a.m. to
executive director Kevin Bixby will lead the trip
p.m. daily. Information: 566-6441 or on 6 p.m. Information: (575) 524–4068.
to a site in the Cornudas Mountains. Meet at DinoTracks Tour — Insights Science Facebook at FranklinMountainsSP. Web: Park Ranger Alex Mares will talk on “Oñate
center at 8 a.m. and return by 2 p.m. Center host its monthly DinoTracks tour 1 to the Spanish Conqueror - Neither Spanish nor
• March 23: Guided Aztec Caves tour at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at Mt. Cristo Rey Conqueror” 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday,
Franklin Mountains State Park. Meet at center in Sunland Park. Cost: $15 per person (age 5 Municipal Rose Garden — The garden at March 2 and 9.
at 7 a.m. Park fee: $5 per carload. and younger free); available at eventbrite. 3418 Aurora (at Copia) is open 8 a.m. to 6 Discover Camp Robledo ranger hike is 10
Wyler Aerial Tramway Hikes — 1700 Information: 534-0000 or p.m. daily March through November. a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23.
McKinley (west of Alabama). Hikes are free. Admission is free. Information/rentals: 212- A Spring Equinox Celebration is 5 to 7 p.m.
Spring Cactus Garden Tours — El Paso 0092 or
Information: 562-9899. Bring water, sturdy Cactus and Rock Club and Native Plant Society Saturday, March 30, with Native American
shoes, appropriate clothing. hosts its garden tour and plant sale 10 a.m. to 4 Rio Bosque Wetlands Park — UTEP’s song and dance, and adobe oven baked Pueblo
• A Women’s Hike is 7:30 a.m. Sunday, March p.m. Saturday, March 30, at Westside/Central Center for Environmental Resource bread demonstration and. The monthly Night
3. Hike Directisimo up to Jackaloop and back. gardens, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March Management offers free guided walking tours Sky program follows 7 to 9 p.m. Dress warm
• The Last Sunday is 7:30 a.m. Sunday, March 31, at Northeast gardens. The residential land- and other activities at Rio Bosque Wetlands and bring a folding chair.
31. Hhike Directisimo and Jackaloop trails. scapes feature cactus and native plants. Park, 10176 Socorro Rd. in El Paso’s Mission • Oliver Lee State Park, Highway 54 south of
Strenuous hike, not for first time hikers. Gardeners will be on hand to discuss plants and Valley. Tours last about two hours. Alamogordo at the Dog Canyon turnoff.
A “Leave No Trace” hands-on awareness their care. Tickets: $5 per carload per day; Information: 747-8663 or Information: (575) 437-8284. Ranch house
workshop is 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, to available at each site and good for all gardens • Birding tour is 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3. tours are 3 to 4 p.m. Fridays and Wednesdays,
learn to enjoy nature the responsible way. on that day. Information: 240-7414, elpa- • Intro tour is 9 a.m. Saturday March 23. and 10 to 11 a .m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Participation is free; RSVP required at 562-9899 sodesert/epcrc or on Facebook at EPCRC. Community workday is 9 a.m. Saturday, A star party is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday,
or Saturday’s gardens: 812 Dulce Tierra, 417 March 16.. March 9.
• Percha Dam State Park and Caballo Lake
Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso State Park, 60 miles north of Las Cruces on
Desert Botanical Garden — 4200 Interstate 25. Information: (575) 743-3942
Doniphan (across from Frontera). Hours are 9 (Percha Dam) or (575) 527-8386 (Caballo
a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Friday, and Lake). Star Program at the Stallion Campsite
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed parking lot is 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 9.
Tuesdays. Admission: $2 (free for members);
$1 children. Information: 584-0563, keystone- Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park — 1504 Miehls Drive N., Carlsbad, N.M.
Admission: $5 ($3 ages 7-12; free for 6 and
Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic under). Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (last entry
Site — Ranch Road 2775 off U.S. 62/180 at 3:30 p.m.). Information: (575) 887-5516 or
(Montana Ave.). Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday through Sunday. Admission: $7 (free 12 Gila Cliff Dwellings National
and younger). Admission including tours or Monument — 44 miles north of Silver City
hikes is $9 (13 and over); $2 (ages 5-12). on NM Highway 15. Entrance fee: $10 (annual
Information: 857-1135 or park pass is $45). Information: (575) 536-9461
or The trail to the cliff dwellings is
Carlsbad Caverns National Park — The open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. year round. Visitor
park is about 160 miles east of El Paso, off the center is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Carlsbad Highway (U.S. 62-180). Information:
(575) 785-2232 or Alameda Park Zoo — Alameda Park, 1321
Visitor Center hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. North White Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70),
daily; tours 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Alamogordo. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Admission: $2.50 ($1.50 ages 3-11 and 60 and
White Sands National Monument — 15 older; free for ages 2 and younger).
miles southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. Information: (575) 439-4290/
70. Visitor Center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
through March 9; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 10- Aguirre Spring Campground — The
May 26. Park hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Organ Mountain recreational area, is off U.S. 70
through March 9; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 10- about 15 miles east of Las Cruces. Day-use fee
April 13. Entrance fees are $20 per vehicle; $10 is $5 per vehicle; camping fee is $7.
per person and $15 per motorcycles. Information: (575) 525-4300.
Information: (575) 479-6124, ext. 236 or (575) Dripping Springs Natural Area — The
679-2599, ext. 232; recreational area, is at end of Dripping Springs
Ranger-guided Lake Lucero Tour is 10 a.m. Road (the eastern extension of University
Saturday, March 23, to learn about the forma- Avenue), about 10 miles east of Las Cruces.
tion of the sands and the special plants and ani- Gates open 7 a.m. to sunset April through
mals that live in and around the dunes. Program October and 8 a.m. to sunset November
fee is $8 ($4 age 15 and younger). Check web- through March. Admission: $5 per vehicle.
site or call for details; reservations required, Leashed pets allowed on some trails.
available one month prior to tour. Information: (575) 522-1219.

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Centennial Museum — University at view is noon Saturday, March 2, at the Rio
Wiggins, UTEP. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 Monday Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main.
through Saturday. Admission is free.
Las Cruces Museum of Nature and
Information: 747-6667 or
Science — 411 N. Main in the Las Cruces
Showing through April 13: “Rations, Rights
Downtown Mall. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30
and Rivets: Experiencing World War II in El
p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30
Paso.” Showing through April 27: “Where
p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First
The World met the Border: El Paso’s First adults), Saturday, March 2. $5. Call to reserve Thursday, March 14, with “The History of
Friday Ramble. Information: (575) 522-3120,
Ward.” The story of El Paso’s first neighbor- a spot; tools and ingredients provided. Mesilla” by David Thomas. or on Facebook at LCMuseums.
hood. • Yoga is 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 23. Free. Proposals for exhibits with themes of cultural
The free Saturday Family Science program,
• A free Braintrust Bag Lunch mini-lecture is and historical significance relating to the
El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study “Making Trackways,” is 11:30 a.m. Saturday,
noon Wednesday, March 13: “Railroad History Southwest to be presented in 2020 are being
Center — 715 N. Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m. March 2, to learn about the footprints of
of El Paso.” accepted through April 7. Applications, infor-
to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. ancient animals.
• Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club is 2 p.m. mation:
Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. STEAMpunk lecture is 11:30 Saturday, March
Saturday, March 16, to discuss “Herland” by
Information: 351-0048 or elpasoholocaustmu-
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1915.
LC Museums Spring Break Camps — 16 on Ynes Enriquetta Mexia (botany). Las Cruces Museums host Spring Break Camp, New Mexico State Climatologist Dave DuBois
• “Make-a-Thing” arts and crafts are 10 a.m.
“Mystifying Museum” 8 a.m. to noon Monday will discuss “Air Quality in the U.S.” 5:30 p.m.
El Paso Museum of Archaeology — the third Thursday of each month (March 21).
Wednesday, March 20, as part of the Active
through Friday, March 25-29, for students in
4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso This month’s project is Fan Making. Cost: $10
grades 1-2, 3-5 and 6-8. Students will “protect Galaxy Lecture Series.
(west of U.S. 54). Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A STEAM Class Make-a-Thing Kids Edition:
their family fortune” through teamwork, cre-
Tuesday through Saturday. Tours are 10:30 to “The Science of Slime” is 10 a.m. to noon Las Cruces Railroad Museum — The
ativity and invention at all four museums.
2 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. Friday, March 22. Cost: $10. museum is in the Santa Fe train depot, 351 N.
Registration: $25 per student (deadline is 4
Information: 755-4332, archaeology.elpaso- Mesilla (at Las Cruces avenue west of the
National Border Patrol Museum — p.m. March 20).. Information: (575) 522-3120.
Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30, or on Facebook at EPMArch.
4315 Transmountain Drive. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 Registration:
Jeremy Loven, a project director with p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is A free screening of “Lemony Snicket’s A
PaleoWest Archaeology, will talk on “The
free. Information: 759-6060 or borderpatrol- Series of Unfortunate Events” and camp pre-
Middle Archaic Period in the San Juan Basin” at Please see Page 24
2 p.m. Saturday, March 9.
The 13th annual Poppies Festival is 10 a.m. to San Elizario Veterans Museum and
4 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Memorial Walk — 1501-B Main Street in
Showing through April 20: “Astronomy and San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
the Mesoamerican Cosmos.” The multi-media Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
exhibit features the work and research of Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission
Fernando Arturo Rodriguez, artist and student is free. Information: 345-3741, 383-8529.
of Mesoamerican Cosmology.
Showing through June 1: “The Salado
Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305
Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road. The center fea-
Enigma: The Melding of Southwest Cultures.”
tures a museum on the Tigua tribe. Hours are
El Paso Museum of History — 510 N. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Santa Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday Admission is free. Information: 859-7700, ysle-
through Saturday (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), and
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
Information: 212-0320,
War Eagles Air Museum — 8012 Airport
Road, Santa Teresa. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Showing through Sept. 22: “From Fire and
Tuesday through Sunday. Admission: $5; $4
Earth,” pottery traditions of the Casas Grande
senior citizens and military; free for children
Medio Period.
under 12. Information: (575) 589-2000 or war-
Sunset Yoga for all ages and skill levels is 6 to
7 p.m. Thursday, March 7 and April 4.
Beginners welcome. Participation is free; sign
up at Las Cruces area
Los Portales Museum and Visitor Branigan Cultural Center — Branigan
Center — 1521 San Elizario Road. Hours are Building, 501 N. Main, Las Cruces. Hours are
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9
noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m.
Information: 851-1682. during the First Friday Ramble. Information:
(575) 541-2154, or on Facebook.
Magoffin Home State Historic Site —
Showing through March 23:
1120 Magoffin. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• “Waiting of Rain,” installations by Brenda
Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m.
Perry-Herrera investigating ecological and
Sunday. Visitor Center is at 1117 Magoffin;
social- political themes centered on the Rio
closed Sunday. Tours on the hour; last tour at 4
Grande from Las Cruces to El Paso.
p.m. Spanish language tours offered Thursday
• “From the Vault: Selections from the
through Saturday; call for availability. Cost: $7
Permanent Collection.”
($6 seniors 65 and older; $4 ages 6-18; free
Geography Club meets 10 a.m. to noon
ages 5 and younger). Family and group rates
Saturdays to learn about the U.S. through arts
available. Admission is free to Visitor Center.
and crafts. March will focus on Aztec Ruins
Information: 533-5147,
National Monument.
• Chile Sauce and Chile Con Carne Cooking
History Notes Lecture Series is 1 p.m.
Class is 10 a.m.(family-friendly) and 1 p.m. (for

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Museum Prosper: Sci-Fi Images in Contemporary
Indigenous Art,” with more than 40 works of
Cont’d from Page 23
art by contemporary indigenous artists.
p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First White Sands Missile Range Museum
Friday Ramble. Admission is free;. Information: and Missile Park — Exhibits feature the his-
(575) 528-3444, tory of the Trinity Site (site of the first atomic
Family Game Day is 10 a.m. to noon bomb test), the V-2 rocket, ranchers on the
Saturday, March 9 and April 13. range and missile optics. An outdoor Missile
Brown Bag Lectures series is noon, Tuesday, Park displays rockets and missiles tested on the
March 12. Machelle Wood presents “El Paso’s range. Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through
Magoffin House: Hospitality in El Paso’s Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and
Frontier Era” Sunday. Free admission. Information: (575)
Rail Readers Book Club meets at 11 a.m. 678-8824 (local call) or
Wednesday, March 20, to discuss Part 2 of
“Appetite for America.” Also
NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum Deming Luna Mimbres Museum — 301
— 4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. Hours S. Silver, Deming, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4
are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for free. Information: (575) 546-2382, 1-800-848-
adults, $4 seniors 60 and older; $3 children age 4955 or
4-17; free for members, veterans and children
age 3 and under. Information: (575) 522-4100
Geronimo Springs Museum — 211 Main
in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Hours are 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon
The 20th annual Cowboy Days celebration is
to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 ($2.50 stu-
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
dents 6 to 18; free for ages 5 and younger).
Sunday, March 2-3.
Family rates: $15. Information: (575) 894-6600
Peter A. Kopp, an associate professor of
History and the director of the Public History
Program at NMSU, will share his recent Hubbard Museum of the American
research on “Fabián García. Garcia and the West — 841 U.S. Hwy 70 West, next to
Chile Pepper Connection” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Ruidoso Downs (N.M.) Race Track. Hours are
March 14. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday
Showing through March 9: “Dressed for the (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Admission:
Occasion,” featuring women’s clothing from $7 ($5 for seniors, military; $2 children 6-16;
the pioneer days of the 1870s to the $1 Ruidoso Downs residents; free for children
Depression Era of the 1930s. 5 and younger and museum members).
Showing through March 31 in the Arts Information: (575) 378-4142, hubbardmuse-
Corridor: “Around the Farm & Ranch: or on Facebook.
Watercolors by Penny Thomas Simpson,” with
33 paintings. Museum of the Big Bend — Sul Ross
Showing through Sept. 13: “Drawn to the State University (Entrance 3), Hwy 90 in
Land: Peter Hurd’s New Mexico.” Alpine, Texas. Showing through March 24:
Pre-registration required for workshops at Selections from the Betty Byerly Retablo
(575) 522-4100 or Collection. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday
• Weaving Workshop is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
and Saturday, March 22-23, and Friday, Admission is free. Information: (432) 837-8143
March 29, for ages 14 and older. Students or
learn how to warp their looms and create dif- New Mexico Museum of Space
ferent patterns throughout their piece. First- History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. The
time weavers welcome. Class fee: $60, bring a museum features the International Space Hall
sack lunch. of Fame and the Tombaugh IMAX Dome
• Felting Workshop is 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Theater and Planetarium.
March 30. Participants create a piece of felted Space center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
artwork out of wool. All materials provided and Admission: $6 ($5 for seniors and military, $4
artwork can be made into a wall hanging or ages 4-12, children 3 and younger free).
table placemat. Cost: $10. Information: (877) 333-6589, (575) 437-2840
Craft for Kids are 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays; or
free with museum admission. The Launch Pad Lecture Series is 9 to 11 a.m.
NMSU Art Gallery — D.W. Williams Art the first Friday of each month. The March 1
Center, 1390 E. University Ave, NMSU. Hours lecture is “Unsung Women Heroes of the
are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Space Race” with Museum Curator Sue Taylor.
Saturday. Admission is free. Gallery parking Admission is free; coffee and donuts provided.
free on weekends and after 5 p.m. weekdays. Science Saturday events for kids and their
Information: (575) 646-2545, parents are 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 9,
Showing March 14-April 6: 2019 Juried with planetarium programs and more.
Student Exhibition, with jurors Julie Alpert. An Into the Vault free behind-the-scenes tour
Opening reception and awards ceremony is is 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23.
5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14. Trinity Site Tour reception is 6 p.m. Friday,
Feminist Border Arts Festival Video Art April 5, with Museum Executive Director
Screening is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 8, Chris Orwoll. Cost: $30 ($35 members).
for International Women’s Day, in the gallery A guided tour of the Trinity Site at White
and Williams Hall Annex, Room 107. Sands Missile Range departs at 6 a.m. Saturday,
Recycled Fashion Show is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6. Reservation deadline is March 22: $80
March 21, featuring clothing, textiles and fash- ($70 museum members).
ion merchandising. Silver City Museum — 312 W. Broadway,
NMSU Museum — Kent Hall, University at Silver City, in the historic H.B. Ailman House.
Solano, Las Cruces. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through
Tuesday through Friday. Admission is free. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
Information: (575) 646-5161 or Sunday. Open until 7 p.m. the first Friday of the month. Admission: $5. Information: (575)
Showing through Spring 2019 is ”Live Long & 538-5921 or

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Couple shares love of
Robert’s Art and Frame Manufacturing, choose to add the step of doing brush

reading at new bookstore

Flores continues to offer canvas transfers stroking. You can also transfer a photo-
for clients ranging from several branches graph. If you choose a larger photo, the

of the National Guard and El Paso finished work closely resembles a painted
Community College to some of El Paso’s portrait.”
better-known artists. He also offers custom The transfer process begins with coating
framing. the print or photograph with a laminate
l Paso will be home to another inde- Canvas transfers are still a viable busi- gel, which is then heated to 250 degrees
pendent bookstore when Jud and ness, Flores noted. for eight minutes. Once the print cools, it
Laurie Burgess officially launch “Many artists continue to produce offset is placed in a tank of water, which softens
their new endeavor, “Brave Books” at lithographs from their original paintings the paper. The paper is then carefully
1307 Arizona, with a Grand Opening due to the affordability of this product. removed leaving a “decal,” which is then
March 8-10. Doing a canvas transfer on these works placed on a canvas that has been coated
Jud, a veteran graphic designer, creates a finished image that compares
describes the location as a booklover’s favorably to the original, especially if you
haunt in an inviting bungalow situated in Please see Page 28
the Rio Grande Historic District not far
from the International Museum of Art. The
bookstore itself is about 1,100 square feet.
“This will not be your typical bookstore.
Rather than being crowded with lots of
shelves, we designed it to be very cozy
and unique. There’s a sofa and chairs
where readers can sit and enjoy browsing
through books, and we even have a guitar
that hangs on the wall which is there for
anyone with talent who wants to play it.”
“The books we sell will range from gen-
tly read, nearly new books at very afford-
able prices to brand new volumes which
will be offered at prices below half the list
price of the big box stores. In addition we
will carry a selection of harder-to-find and
vintage volumes. These will also be avail- New Mexico Desert Farm
able on our website which focuses on rare
and really valuable collector’s editions.
Raw Honey of all Varieties
Brave Books also has an entire room dedi- Honey with CBD Oil (for pets, too!)
cated to children books, art, and creative
games, all of which will be half price.
Hatch Green Chile Salsas & More
Quality vintage design items, art and
Matcha Green Tea
prints, created in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s Photo courtesy of Brave Books
Desert Flower Hemp Bath & Body
fill the bookstore and will also be avail-
ference for Borderland residents. “We plan
Buena Vida CBD Products
able for purchase.”
Regarding the name, Burgess explains, to create literacy initiatives throughout El New Store Location!
“Our son Nathan lives in Austin, and it Paso which will positively affect at risk
students and their families. We also plan to
1685 McNutt Rd (NM 273)
was his girlfriend, Crystal, an advertising
whiz, who suggested it. We agreed that this introduce El Pasoans to a variety of inter-
Antone Plaza • Sunland Park, NM
title was very apropos in light of the cur- esting people – artists, writers, public fig-
(across from Sheriff’s Posse)
rent trend towards digital technology, and ures, personalities, collectors and other
inspiring people who are anxious to share
its effect on printed books and literacy.
Reading a book has become an act of their knowledge and interests. •
courage and commitment these days. Brave Books will be open noon to 7 p.m.
Unfortunately El Paso’s literacy rates con- Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on
sistently rank in the bottom five of medi- Sunday for its Grand Opening weekend
um-sized cities for several reasons. Our March 8-10. Regular hours will be noon to
goal is to change those numbers one per- 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and
son at a time through various activities and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more informa-
programs sponsored by our store.” tion, call 204-7074.
Jud and Laurie are both longtime El
Pasoans, and parents of four children, ages Robert’s Art & Frame Mfg.
21 to 27. The entire family shares a fond-
Recognizing the tremendous potential of
ness for reading and the printed word.
canvas transfers in 1988, the sister and
“Having good books and collecting them
brother team of Pat Gary and John Kenney
can become a very fulfilling experience,”
opened their unique business in Sunland
Jud said. “Books simply add to the quality
Park under the name “Art and Frame
of a person’s life and literally help readers
Manufacturing.” The process could trans-
increase their knowledge, their intelligence
fer any kind of image printed on paper to a
and their creativity. You can quote me
canvas surface, including photographs. At
when I say that I turn my nose up at elec-
the height of their operation, their staff
tronic books. In that regard, I am a ‘book
often numbered from 15 to 20 employees
snob.’ Books of all sizes and shapes have
who created transfers not only for cus-
been around for centuries, and you just
tomers of several local art galleries, but
don’t get anywhere close to the same expe-
also for a number of furniture stores in El
rience by trying to read something on a
Paso and across the nation.
Kindle or the internet. In fact, studies of
With the advent of giclée printing, which
students who read the same material on
prints images directly on canvas, the once-
their laptops versus reading printed ver-
popular process of transferring paper prints
sions indicated that there was a much
to canvas has had a more limited market
greater degree of retention of knowledge
but still has a place in the art world.
from the printed works.”
After two and a half decades Pat and
In addition to reintroducing El Pasoans to
John decided it was time to retire, so their
the love of reading, Jud also wants the
employee Robert Flores purchased the
store to serve as a platform to make a dif-
business in 2014. Changing the name to

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Agave Rosa Gallery — The gallery and stu- Friday, or by appointment. Information: 533-
dio of Manuel Piña is at 905 Noble (next to the 9090 or
International Museum of Art). Hours are noon Showing March 14-June 21: “Nudes &
to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 3 More,” works depicting the human form by
p.m. Saturday. Information: 533-8011. Krystyna Robbins, Estelle Goldman, Willibald
De Cabrera, Mauricio Mora, Daniel Padilla,
Arte Con Corazon — El Paso Human Teresa Fernandez, Isabel Olivares, Francisco
Services Inc.’s art auction to benefit former fos- Romero, Diego “Robot” Martinez, Hal Marcus,
ter youth is 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Tome Le, Mago Gandara, Bill Rakocy, Lillian
otherwise. Information: 212-0300 or
El Paso International Museum of Art, 1211
Chinati Foundation — The Marfa, Texas Showing March 8-Sept. 1: Joy and Suffering: Sandoval, and John W. MacKenzie.
Montana, with works from some of El Paso’s Opening reception is 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday,
foundation houses one of the world’s largest Mexican Retablos from the EPMA Collection.”
top artists. Admission: $10. Information: 534- March 14.
collections of permanently installed contempo- The museum’s retablos collection will undergo
7227 or
rary art. Admission is $10 ($5 for students, sen- a re-imagined installation, presenting highlights
Ho Baron Sculpture Garden and
Bert Saldana Art Gallery — The gallery iors). Full tour is $25 ($10 students). from the Hamilton Collection, the McKnight
Studio – Baron’s surreal outdoor sculpture
featuring Southwestern Art is at 1501 Main Information: (432) 729-4362 or Collection, and the Roderick Collection.
garden at 2830 Aurora (at Piedras) is visible
Street in the San Elizario Arts District. Hours A tour of the exhibit with curator Kevin Burns
Crossland Gallery — The El Paso Art is noon to 1 p.m. Friday, March 8. Lunch
from the street, featuring several of his large-
are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through scale works. His indoor studio hours are noon
Association’s gallery is at 500 W. Paisano (Art
Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. included; registration required: $15.
Junction of El Paso). Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 915-562-7820
Information: 479-2926 or A free lecture on “Painters and Pilgrims:
p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or
Spanish Colonial Art and the Catholic
Celebration of Our Mountains Art Saturdays. Information: 534-7377,
Imagination in Mexico” is 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, International Museum of Art — 1211
Exhibit — The 18th annual exhibit is on dis-, or on Facebook.
April 6. RSVP required at Montana. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
play at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Opening reception is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday,
Showing through Dec. 31: “Ideas Wednesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, featuring art- March 1, for “No Shade: Socorro ISD
Unwrapped: An Exhibition about Art” explores Sunday. Free guided tours available on a walk-
work depicting the region’s mountains by area Scholarship Exhibit.” On display through
EPMA’s permanent collection in a new way, in basis. Admission is free. Information: 543-
artists. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, or March 29.
featuring works of art given to the museum by 6747 or Call to artists: Entries are due by March 27
the Peter Norton Christmas Project. Featured Showing March 1-31: “De Espaldas/Seen
for “On the Map: El Paso & Beyond.
Chamizal galleries — Chamizal National Information:
is “Krag,” an assemblage of found objects From the Back,” photographic exhibit by
Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Franklin G. Smith turned into a work of art by El Paso artist Alejandro Lugo. Part of an ongoing photo essay
Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays Dozal Art Gallery — The gallery of award- Guillermo Gutierrez. on nature, society, popular culture and life.
through Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. week- winning artist Robert Dozal is at 1445 Main Showing through April 7: “Julie Speed: East Opening reception is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday,
ends by request. Admission is free. Information: Street in the San Elizario Art District. Hours are of the Sun and West of the Moon.” The exhibi- March 9, with an Art Talk by Lugo 2 to 3:30
532-7273 or noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, or tion features the Marfa artist’s production from p.m. Sunday, March 17.
Showing through April 15: “BorDNAndo... by appointment. Information: 777-5237 or the last five years. A “Fantastical Dreams” fami- Showing March 2-31: Rio Bravo
‘Una mirada a la frontera a través del Arte’ (A ly art day inspired by Julie Speed is 2 to 4 p.m. Watercolorists’ annual “Wonderful World of
look at the border through Art),” sculptures by Saturday, March 23. Admission is free. Watermedia” juried exhibition, judged by
El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts Showing through May 5: “Power and Piety: Carolyn Bunch of New Mexico Watercolor
Majo (Mirna Ajo). The art focuses on the social
Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9 Spanish Colonial Art.” The exhibit illuminates Society. Opening reception is 2 to 4 p.m.
dynamics of the El Paso and Juárez border,
a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and the overlap and tension between social power Saturday, March 2, with the Awards
with themes such as Border, Time, Desert, El
Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to and religion in the Americas through nearly 60 Ceremony at 3 p.m.
Bordo, Spanglish, Cruzando el Charco and
9 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free unless noted extravagant works of religious art commis- In conjunction with the exhibit, artist demon-
sioned for cathedrals and homes. strations are at 2 p.m. on three Sundays:
Focus Talks in partnership with UTEP Art • March 17, Laurel Weathersbee, “Watercolor
Department are 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March Torn Paper Collage.”
14 and March 28. • March 24 , Laurie Churchill with
Friday Art Days free family event is noon to 3 “Watermedia” techniques.
p.m. Friday, March 15. • March 31, Jean Holzenthaler on “Adding
Spring Break Art Camps run 10 a.m. to 12:30 Mixed Media to Watercolor.”
p.m. March 12-15 and March 19-22. Classes The Art of the Arts Society presents “The Art
are Ceramics and Drawing & Painting, for ages of Entertainment” with pianist Laurie Koval at 2
6 to 9 and age 10-13. Advance registration p.m. Sunday, March 3, in the parlor. Admission
required. Cost: $75 (discount for museum is free, donations welcome.
members). Information, registration: 212-3062,
Pastel Society of El Paso — The society’s or
next meeting is 1 p.m. Thursday, March 7. at
El Paso Studio Tour call for artists — the International Museum of Art, 1211
The 12th annual El Paso Artists Studio Tour Montana. Oil painter Rafaat Maximos Ayoub of
invites artists to participate at its open studio Art Nova Gallery will demonstrate “Expressive
events April 27-28 and May 4-5. The April Portrait Drawing In Charcoal.” The program is
tour includes studios in the West Side and free and open to the public. Membership is
Upper Valley. The May tour includes Eastside, $35. Information: Dorian Clouser, 593-2330 or
Northeast, Downtown and Mission Valley.
Deadline to register is March 5. Information
Rio Bravo Watercolorists — The group’s
and entry form at
monthly meeting is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday,
Sponsored by the Hal Marcus Gallery and El
March 20, at the International Museum of Art,
Paso Scene.
1211 Montana, with a presentation by artist
EPCC Senior Art Exhibit — The exhibit Jacques Barriac, whose program “Mounting
runs March 27-April 8, in the Administrative Paintings on Rice Paper” will include methods
Service Center Boardroom. Reception is 2 to 5 for painting with watercolor on this medium.
p.m. Monday, April 8. Information: 831-7803. Information: Linda Parsons, 549-2950.
Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald
Gift Shop — The gallery of impressionist Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is off Dawson
painter Alberto Escamilla is at 1445 Main Street Drive next to the Sun Bowl. Hours are 10 a.m.
in San Elizario. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (open until 7
Wednesday through Saturday, and 12:30 to p.m. Thursday) and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
4:30 p.m. Sunday and by appointment. Information: 747-6151, or
Information: 851-0742 or 474-1800, or alber- on Facebook at RubinCenter. Showing through April 6:
• ‘Sections: New Cities, Future Ruins at the
Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon. Border,’ in the Rubin Gallery. Artists, designers,
The gallery specializes in local and early El Paso
art. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
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Art Scene photographer and digital artist Jim Rodgers, and
oil and acrylic paintings by artist and printmaker
Cont’d from Page 26
Noël Sandino. Rodgers, who specializes in land-
scapes and night sky photography, as well as
and thinkers were invited to re-imagine and
digital art using his photographic images, was
engage the extreme urbanism of America’s
awarded a first prize in the most recent New
Western Sun Belt .
Mexico Magazine photography competition.
• “Convergence: New Contemporary Painting
Sandino focuses on contemporary abstracts.
from Thinkspace” in the L Gallery. The paint-
Reception is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 1.
ings by artists associated with the New
Contemporary Art movement include themes Las Cruces Arts Fair — Doña Ana Arts
that range from the fantastic to the mundane. Council’s 9th annual regional juried fine arts
Showing through April 12: is “A Piece of event is March 1-3 in the Las Cruces
Our Mind: Posters By Joe Scorsone and Alice Convention Center, 680 E University, with
Drueding,” in the Project Space. The exhibit more than 100 artists from across the country.
showcases 47 posters of provocative and con- This year’s featured artist is Hal Marcus.
templative works about hunger, the environ- Hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5
ment, immigration and human rights, combining p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
visual literacy with irony and humor. Tickets: $10 at the door; $15 for a two-adult
pass when purchased in advance; free for age
UTEP Union Gallery — Second floor, 12 and under. Ticket holders may reenter the
UTEP Union East. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4
event one additional day at no charge.
p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free.
Information: (575) 523-6403 or
Information: 747-5711 or
Showing through March 15: “My Tenure in Las Cruces Museum of Art — 491 N.
T-shirts,” celebrating 30 years of UTEP’s histo- Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to
ry through President Diana Natalicio’s private 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to
collection of t-shirts. 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the
First Friday Ramble. Information: (575) 541-
Xolo Gallery Opening —The contempo- 2137, or on Facebook at
rary art gallery is at 2812 N. Piedras. Hours are
1 to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
Showing through March 30: “Dusk to Dusk:
Information: 264-2777 or
Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal,” organized by
Showing March 1-29: “Group 1” exhibit fea-
the Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University,
turing works by border artists Sarah Aguilar,
with works loaned from the Ekard Collection.
Jonathan Duarte, Eddie Gonzalez, Nayeli
The exhibit explores human angst in the transi-
Hernández, Ingrid Leyva, Nicky Licking, Jessica
tion between the 20th and 21st centuries. The
M. Rodriguez, and Joaquin Vasquez. Opening
exhibit is made up of 37 works by 28 artists
reception is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 1.
who turn a mirror into the world and explore
psychological references, balance and intimacy,
Las Cruces/Mesilla political repression, as well as other topics.
Gallery tours are 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. the first
10-10 Arts Hop — Doña Ana Arts Council and third Saturday of the month.
hosts “12 Hours of Art in Las Cruces” with “Artventurous” free art appreciation activities
events 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. the second Saturday are 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday.
of every month (March 9). Participating gal- Session 2 of Studio art classes for children,
leries are Cutter Gallery (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), teens, and adults are March 26-May 11.
DAAC Arts & Cultural Center (4 to 7 p.m.), Register in person 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays
Rokoko Gallery (4 to 7 p.m.), Four Points through Saturdays until classes are filled.
Perspective (7 to 10 p.m.) and Art Obscura (7 Las Cruces Museums 2019 Spring Break
to 10 p.m.). Information: (575) 523-6403. Camp, “Mystifying Museum” 8 a.m. to noon
Schedule: Monday through Friday, March 25-29, for
Branigan Cultural Center Open Call grades 1-8 at all four museums.
for Submissions — The Las Cruces exhibit Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery —
space seeks proposals for exhibits to be pre- 2470-A Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, across
sented in 2020, with themes of cultural and his- from the Fountain Theatre. Hours are 10 a.m.
torical significance relating to the Southwest. to 5 p.m. daily. Information: (575) 522-2933 or
Exhibits will run for 6 to 12 weeks Deadline is
5 p.m. April 7. For full rules and forms, visit March’s featured artists are Nanci Bissell and Information: Frank Rimbach. Bissell’s interests include or (575) 541-2154. seascapes, portraits and landscapes. Rimbach’s
Doña Ana Arts & Cultural Center — work is primarily in landscapes (including
The gallery at the DAAC Arts Council Arts & recent works of the Las Cruces area), book-
Culture Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado. Hours case series and his modern abstracts.
are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Multi-Day Art Workshops — Doña Ana
Information: (575) 523-6403 or Arts Council offers community art workshops
Showing March 1-29: “Figures & Flowers – at DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, in Bulletin
Decidedly Feminine” new works by Jan. Plaza, 1740 Calle de Mercado, Suite D.
Minow. Opening reception is 4 to 7 p.m. “Portraits in Pastels or Charcoal” is Friday and
Saturday, March 9. Saturday, March 22-23, with Carolyn Bunch.
Downtown Ramble — The City of Las Class size limited; call for times. Registration:
Cruces hosts an evening of music and art 5 to 7 (575) 523-6403 or
p.m. the first Friday of the month at art venues The Gallery at Big Picture — 2001 E.
of in a seven-block stretch of Las Cruces Lohman, Suite 109, in Las Cruces (in Arroyo
Downtown Mall. Information: (575) 647-0508. Plaza). Showing through March 29: Mixed
GreenSpace Gallery — 517 N. Mesquite Media by Southwest Calligraphy Guild. Hours
in Las Cruces, N.M. Hours are 2 to 4 p.m. are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 1 to 5 p.m. Information: (575) 647-0508.
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Information: Tombaugh Gallery — First Unitarian
(575) 551-6778, or on Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S.
Facebook at Greenspace Gallery Las Cruces.
Showing through March 30 are works by Please see Page 29

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Southwest Art Scene on Facebook.
Showing March 2-28: Works by Roy Van der
Cont’d from Page 27
Aa and Michael Pavao. Pavao works in acrylic
and watercolor, figurative and abstraction. He
Solano. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. was a member of Will Barnet’s “Smoke Room
Wednesday through Saturday. Information: Gang” at the Art Students League of New York
(575) 522-7281, or on in the ’60s and ’70s. Van der Aa works in
Facebook at Tombaugh Gallery. mixed media in a non-objective style he calls
Showing March 3-April 13: “Into the Night,” Geometric Transcendence. He is a founding
photography by Victor Gibbs and Bob member of ArtForms. Artist reception is 1 to 3
Peticolas, featuring night images of the p.m. Sunday, March 3.
Southwest. Artist reception is 11:30 a.m. to 1 Grant County Art Guild Gallery - For its
p.m. Sunday, March 3. A second reception 50th anniversary, the Grant County Art Guild
with artist talks 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 29. gallery has moved from Pinos Altos to the for-
The gallery seeks artist proposals through mer Hester House building, corner of Hester
April 15 for 2020 exhibits. Information: Judy and Bullard in historic downtown Silver City.
Licht at The gallery features paintings, photography,
prints, greeting cards, ceramics, fiber arts, jew-
Also elry, home décor, and more. Open year round
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and
Art Hop — MainStreet Truth or noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; closed holidays.
Consequences sponsors the event 6 to 9 p.m. Information: (575) 538-8216, or on
the second Saturday of each month (March 9) Facebook at Grant County Art Guild.
in the downtown gallery district. The event fea-
tures the monthly art opening of new shows MRAC Gallery — The Mimbres Region Arts
throughout the galleries of Truth or Council Gallery is in the Wells Fargo Bank
Consequences, including fine arts, pottery, and Building, 1201 Pope (at 12th) in Silver City.
fabric arts. Many shops and restaurants stay Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
open late for this monthly event, with live Friday. Information: (575) 538-2505 or mim-
music in several locations. Information torc- Rio Bravo Fine Art — 110 Broadway in
Deming Arts Center — The Deming Arts Truth or Consequences, N.M. Gallery hours
Council gallery and gift shop, 100 Gold in are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through
Deming, N.M., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: (575) 894-0572 or rio-
Monday through Saturday. Admission is free.
Information: (575) 546-3663, or Showing through March 24: “In Plain Site,”
solo exhibition by Dave Barnett.

Gallery Talk
Cont’d from Page 25

with special glue. Next the surface is

rubbed with a smooth stick so that it will
assume the texture of the canvas. A thin
coating is applied which provides UV pro-
tection. If the original image was an oil
painting, customers may ask for a heavier
coating, which is often applied with a
diversity of brush strokes designed to U.S.S. Hornet drawing by Tom Lea Jr.
resemble the style of the original artist.
Robert’s Art and Frame Manufacturing is paintings. He would keep these precious
at 1769 Victory Lane in Sunland Park, off records wrapped in rubber weather bal-
Sunland Park Drive across from the race- loons to protect them from possible water
track. The front of the location houses damage while at sea, a caution that would
Sunland Winery. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 prove among the most important of his
p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. careful practices.
to 1 p.m. Saturday. Phone: (575) 589- On Oct. 21, Lea was airlifted off the
3461. Hornet and taken to the headquarters of
the Commander in Chief of the Pacific
Tom Lea & the USS Hornet Fleet in Hawaii. He was nearly thrown into
the brig for refusing to allow the customs
Earlier this year, after years of intense inspector to see what was inside the rubber
searching, the wreckage of the famed packages. He knew he did not dare for his
World War II aircraft carrier the USS drawings would reveal the sinking of the
Hornet was discovered in the South Pacific Wasp, something the Navy had not yet dis-
by a research vessel that charted its loca- closed.
tion at a depth of more than 17,000 feet. Tom and his drawings were brought to
The news had a connection to El Paso’s Admiral Chester Nimitz, who carefully
most famous artist, Tom Lea Jr. studied the artwork before inviting him to
Beginning in August 1942, serving as a answer questions about the incident. As
war correspondent for Life magazine, Lea Lea shared his memories of his time
was assigned to cover the Guadalcanal aboard the Hornet, Nimitz broke the sad
campaign in the Pacific. As part of his news that the Hornet had just been sunk by
duties he spent 66 days aboard the Hornet, the Japanese. When the ship went to its
recording the heroic duties and actions of watery grave, all her photographic files
the ship’s crew and officers, and painting were lost forever. Thus Lea’s drawings
images of the battles at sea. At that time became the only existing pictorial records
the Hornet and the Wasp were the only of the Hornet’s last valiant days.
two carriers left in the Pacific. When the
Wasp was sunk on Sept. 15, 1942, Lea Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer
recorded the disaster in drawings and specializing in the visual arts.

Page 28 El Paso Scene March 2019

Copper was a horse Taking a Look Back
worth more than gold by John McVey Middagh
XXIV Undécimo Congreso de
Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea
Ann Cleves. Call for location. Admission is free.
Information: 629-7063 or
had gotten to know Mary at my store, help unload. The minute she saw Copper
— The 2019 Contemporary Mexican

I the Cowboy Trading Post. She came

in asking about saddles and by the
time we were through she had spent
she said, “Dad, this one is mine,” taking
the lead shank out of my hand.
I didn’t say anything because her geld-
Literature Conference, organized by the UTEP
Department of Languages and Linguistics,
begins at 9 a.m. Thursday through Saturday,
El Paso Writers’ League — The league
meets 2 to 4 p.m. the second Saturday of the
month at the Dorris Van Doren Regional

about $1,200. That was good money for a

Branch Library, 551 E. Redd Road. The March
ing had died the night before Christmas
March 7-9, UTEP Student Union Building East.
small shop in the early 1980s.
9 meeting features J.B. Masaji, winner of Best
Eve. So Copper was his replacement.
Information: Full sched-
A week went by with me not thinking
of Best in the 2018 Border Tapestry Contest,
I remember the day a man came up to
ule at Facebook at Congreso de Literatura
too much about her, until one afternoon
who will talk on Non-Linear Story Telling.
Christina at a roping and asked her to sell
Mexicana. Keynote speaker is Dr. Maarten van
she walked in announcing that she want-
Admission is free and open to the public.
Copper to him, she said the horse was not
Delden, who will speak on, “Polémicas del 68:
ed to spend another $1,500. I jumped up
Information: 755-4958 or on Facebook.
for sale.. He had written out a check for
Octavio Paz y sus críticos.”
to help her. After she picked out the $6,500 and handed it to her. She just tore
Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club —
$1,500 worth of horse tack, she asked if I
Pop-Up Book Sale — Casa Camino Real
it up and handed it back to him. My heart
The book club devoted to Victorian era science
had any horses for sale.
Bookstores hosts a pop-up book sale 10 a.m.
dropped, because I saw her college funds
fiction meets at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at
“Sure I do,” I said. We went outside and
to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Nessa’s Coffee
torn up and being handed back to that
Magoffin Home State Historic Site, 1120
she looked at them all and picked Rascal.
Shop, 901 W. Picacho. Books $5; paperbacks
man, but she had said Copper was not for
Magoffin, to discuss “Herland” (1915). Victorian
“Wait, that’s my horse,” I said. “He
$1. Information: (575) 523-3988 or come-
sale. I didn’t say much, only that there
era or steampunk dress encouraged, but not
bucks if you don’t ride him every day
were other horses, and what in-the-heck
required. Tea and pastries provided Admission
and he won’t get into a two-horse trailer.”
Special table will feature Spanish language
was she thinking. She simply said,
is free. Information: 533-5147, visitmagoffin-
“How much,” she asked. “$1,500,” I
books for adults and children. Proceeds benefit
“Copper was not for sale.” or Facebook.
answered. She wrote me a check for
the Libros Para El Viaje/Books for the Journey,
My daughter must have had a seventh
$3,000 that day, telling me where to
a refugee book drive. Barnes & Noble — Events are at all area
sense. A few years later around Christmas
deliver Rascal and her tack.
Barnes & Noble locations, in El Paso at 705
I was taking out a doctor and his family
LGBT book group — The bimonthly book
As time went by, she would stop in to
Sunland Park Drive and Fountains at Farah,
on their annual ride around Mount Cristo
group meets on odd-numbered months. Open
visit but no shopping. Then Mary called
8889 Gateway West, Suite 120; and in Las
Rey. There were eight of us. We had been
to all GLBT and GLBT-friendly people interest-
and told me flat out that she wanted me
Cruces at 700 S. Telshor in Mesilla Valley Mall.
in the saddle over an hour when we got
ed in book discussions. Information: 471-9396
to buy all her quarter horses. She was
Information: (West Side) 581-5353; (East Side)
to a spot where it is almost straight up on
or on Facebook at ElPasoGLBTBookGroup.
going into the Arabian horse business.
590-1932; and (Las Cruces) (575) 522-4499.
a narrow jeep path.
“No, that is not a good idea,” I told her.
Tumblewords Project — The writing Barnes and Noble Book Club is 7 p.m.
My horses have been up that trail many
“El Paso is quarter horse country.”
workshops are 12:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, to discuss “The Last
times. This time we were almost to the
She got mad and told me to get over
Saturdays at the El Paso Public Library Main Romantics” by Tara Conklin.
top when I looked back and saw one of
there. I said I would be there in the morn-
Branch, 501 N. Oregon. Workshops are free; A Lego Architecture event is 6 p.m. Saturday,
the younger boys slipping out of the sad-
ing with my trailer, but that I didn’t think
donations for the presenter are encouraged. March 9, to work on the new LEGO architec-
dle sideways. I was riding Copper, which
I could buy all of them.
Information: 328-5484 or on Facebook. ture series, San Francisco.
had become my habit when I needed a
When I got there, I again tried to talk
• March 2: “History for Poets” with David A Leprechauns and Limericks event is 2 p.m.
dependable mount. I instinctively reined
her out of this Arabian idea, to no avail.
Romo. Romo is a historian who specializes in Saturday, March 16, celebrating the release of
Copper back and grabbed the youngster’s
In the past year she had acquired 13 hors-
borderlands and transnational studies. He is “Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles.”
belt pulling him back up. Both the boy
es and there was my Rascal, who, she
author of the award-winning “Ringside Seat to An Escape The Bookstore! event is 2 p.m.
and I and our horses finished going to the
admitted, had not been ridden once.
a Revolution: The Underground History of Saturday, March 23, for kids in celebration of
top side-by-side.
We started talking trade, and before
Ciudad Juárez and El Paso, 1893-1923.” the new “Escape This Book!” Series.
Right then I so glad that Christina had
long we had made a deal on 12 horses. I
• March 9: “They Call Me Ecstasy” with Stories for children are at 11 a.m. Saturdays at
torn up that $6,500 check. Copper saved
made her agree to “give” me Rascal if we
Sandy Torrez, creative writer and digital artist. all locations.
the day and maybe that boy’s life. And I
were going to trade. She did, and I loaded
• March 16: “How to Love and Lose in the • March 2: Dr. Seuss’s Birthday storytime
was glad for Mary and the day I bought
up six head for my first of two trips.
Desert” Carlos Fidel Espinoza. Espinoza lives • March 9: You Are My Happy
her whole herd of horses, including
One of the horses I had in the first load
writes and plays music along the U.S./Mexico • March 16: How to Catch a Leprechaun
was a bulldog-stocky sorrel gelding about
border. He is the editor-in-chief of Barrio • March 23: Little Blue Truck’s Springtime
7 years old. I had not paid him much John McVey Middagh is a former Panther Literatura Magazine. • March 30: We Are the Gardeners.
attention, until I got back to the store and saddle shop owner. You can reach • March 23: “My Tiny Words” by Steven Author Ned Wolf will sign copies of his latest
my daughter, Christina, was waiting to him at Zimmerman. Zimmerman has won numerous books from his Nandia Trilogy 2 to 4 p.m.
awards for his short form poetry and has been Sunday, March 3, at Barnes & Noble at

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

published in over 50 haiku-related publications. Fountains of Farah. He will also sign his latest
Through his company, “Still Going book, “Awaken Your Power to Heal.”
Somewhere,” he produces a series of micro-
Books Are Gems — 7744 North Loop Ste
documentaries Holocaust survivors.
B (behind Compass Bank). The nonprofit
• March 30: “The Art of Story Telling” with organization sells and gives away new and used
Celia Aguilar. Aguilar’s first play, “Heridas,” was
Are you feeling lucky? If you’re
books. Children who come to the store may
debuted for El Paso’s One Billion Rising. She is
Try our new
visiting one of our Village Inn
receive six free used books. Teachers can also
also a performing musician.
Heritage receive free books for their classroom. Hours
locations, you don’t need to ask. Pancake Murder She Read — The Eastside chapter are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and
Combos or of the book discussion group supporting Friday; and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday.

Whether you are in for one of our women mystery writers meets 7 to 8 p.m. Information: 845-5437 or
breakfast, lunch or
Tuesday, March 5 to discuss “Raven Black” by
Skillet Meals.
dinner, we’ve got
what you are
craving for.

El Paso: 1500 Airway •  7144 Gateway East

4757 Hondo Pass • 2929 N. Mesa • 6440 N. Mesa
7801 N. Mesa •  2275 Trawood •  1331 N. Zaragoza
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Thanksgiving in a ramshackle duplex in Lower
Manhattan, strange things begin to happen, lay-
ing bare their deepest fears and follies.
El Paso Nuevo Siglo Festival — The fes-
tival will offer a range of Spanish language plays
Wednesday through Saturday, April 6-14, at
the Chamizal National Memorial Theatre, 800
‘Rabbit Hole’ — El Paso Community College ‘The Humans’ — UTEP Theater & Dance
S. San Marcial. Schedule to be announced.
Theater Ensemble presents the Pulitzer and present the comedy by Stephen Karam 7:30
Information: 532-7273, or
Tony Award winning drama by David Lindsay- p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 2:30
Abaire March 1-10 at Transmountain Campus p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 27-31, at
Forum Theater, 9570 Gateway North, directed UTEP’s Fox Studio Theatre. Directed by Kim Playhouse auditions — El Paso Playhouse,
by Matthew Smith. Performances are 8 p.m. McKean. Tickets: $14-$18. Information: 747- 2501 Montana, hosts auditions for “The
Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. 5118, or on Facebook. Graduate” Sunday and Monday, April 14-15.
Tickets: $15 ($10 non-EPCC students and mili- One holiday. One dinner. One family. A boat- Call for audition times: 532-1317 or elpasoplay-
tary; $7 EPCC students and staff and seniors). load of secrets. As the Blake family celebrates
Ages 7 and older only. Reservations: 831-5056.
The drama delves into family grief and what it

Pastor in role of
means to live well when things fall apart.

Judas in Godspell
‘Silent Sky’ — American Southwest Theatre
Company presents true story of New England
astronomer Henrietta Leavitt through March
3 at NMSU’s Center for the Arts in Las Cruces.
Written by Laruen Gunderson and directed by
hen First Presbyterian Church
Claudia Billings. Performances are 7:30 p.m.
generously offered its facili-
Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets:
ties to a homeless Kids-N-Co.
$17 ($14 seniors; $10 students; $5 high school
several years ago, Pastor Neil Locke
students with I.D.) Tickets: (575) 646-41420 or
had only one request – that someday
KNC would do “Godspell.”
Leavitt leaves rural home for the Harvard
That someday has come this month as
Observatory. Her ambition perplexes both her
KNC alum and teacher, Rachel Robins,
family and her new colleagues. But with a single
directs the show. And the pastor is tak-
discovery, their views of themselves, each
ing part in the show – playing Judas.
other, and the universe itself will be upended.
“‘Godspell’ tells the story of Jesus and Community College’s Forum Theatre,
leads up to his crucifixion,” said where I’ve since gotten to play roles
‘Godspell’ — Kids-N-Co. presents the musi- Robins, a recent UTEP graduate with a like Diana Goodman in ‘Next to
cal based on the Gospel of Matthew March 8- BFA in Theatre Performance. “But the Normal.’ I was fortunate enough to also
24, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 story isn’t about Jesus. ‘Godspell’ is be cast at the UTEP Dinner Theatre as
Murchison, conceived and originally directed by about the lessons Jesus teaches and the well as direct there (‘Tick, Tick, Boom’
John Michael Tebelak, with book by Tebelak community he cultivated. I believe that as part of the student-led Side Dish pro-
and music by Stephen Schwartz. Shows are the main message of this story is love ductions) in December 2017.”
7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. and to love the people and community But even with the straightforward take
Sunday. Tickets: $7 ($5 children, students, sen- you are with.” on the show, it still has its challenges,
iors, military), available at the door. Besides Locke, several adults and a Robins said.
Information: 274-8797 or on Facebook . number of KNC regulars are in the “While the original music to
show, including 10-year-veteran Sidnee ‘Godspell’ isn’t very difficult, we’ve
One-Act Play Festival — Las Cruces
Coder, “who’s playing a blue-haired, chosen to do the 2012 rock revival,
Community Theatre, 313 N. Downtown Mall,
ukulele-playing, flower-crown-wearing which heavily features the ensemble
Las Cruces, hosts its one-act showcase Friday
version of Jesus,” Robins said. and is more technically challenging for
through Sunday, March 15-17, featuring origi-
“Some (of the actors) have never the soloists,” she said. “It’s not easy
nal works by area playwrights and directors.
worked with me before, and none of music. Add on top of that that a lot of
Plays and times to be announced. Admission is
them have ever had me as a director. I the younger kids in the show are not
free; donations accepted. Information: (575)
take a lot of pride in the fact that my trained vocalists... It could’ve been a
523-1200 or
cast can take what I’m giving them as a disaster. Luckily, I have Daniel Maciel
‘Alice in Wonderland’ — No Strings base and build upon it until there’s a (Montwood High School choir director
Theater Company presents a version of Lewis full-blown story. I’ve really loved get- and many-time performer at UDT) as
Carroll’s classic, created by The Manhattan ting to know this cast of people and get- my music director. Everyone sounds
Project, March 22-April 7 at the Black Box ting to help them along this journey.” FANTASTIC. The harmonies are pres-
Theater, 430 N. Main in Las Cruces. Direction Because most of the cast doesn’t have ent and easily recognized, and no one is
by Karen Caroe. Tickets: $15 ($12 students tons of experience, Robins chose to straining their voice.”
and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday). make it as simple as possible. Robins added that even though they
Information: (575) 523-1223 or “We’re in a church? The location/set is are doing the show for the Easter sea-
the church! We’ve got strong personali- son, “I don’t think one would have to
‘Wait Until Dark’ — El Paso Playhouse, ties and people with vastly different consider themselves religious to come
2501 Montana, presents the Frederick Knott styles of dress? Bam. You’re all your- see ‘Godspell.’ Yes, religion is there,
suspense thriller adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher selves and your costume is what you but it’s only a vehicle that is used to get
March 22-April 7. Showtimes are 8 p.m. feel represents you. Since this show points across - much like how animals
Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: seeks to prove that a community can be are used in fables. This show is funny
$15 ($12 seniors 62+, students, military; $9 12 created through whoever you choose, I and has a tremendous rock ’n’ roll
and younger). Information: 532-1317 or elpaso- thought it best to ground it very heavily score, not to mention the talented cast in the current world and in each and bringing it to life. This is a show about
Kids-N-Co. classes — Kids-N-Co. offers every one of these actors.” love and pride and community, and I
acting classes geared towards ages 5-15. Robins should know, as she grew up in think that it’s shaping up to be a lot of
Classes are 3:30 to 5 Saturdays, taught based KNC, which helped develop her love of fun.”
on experience and level, not age group. theatre – and her choice of college
Through the use of monologues, duet scenes, degree. Carol Viescas is a veteran of
and group scenes, students work to build each “I started at KNC when I was 10 community theater and teaches
other up to the next level based on their indi- because my parents could see how journalism at Bel Air High School.
vidual needs. Class dates for Session 3 are ridiculously extroverted I was/am, and
March 23-June 1. Tuition: $200. Information, how I really loved speaking in front of Kids-N-Co. presents ‘Godspell’ March
location: 274-8797 or on Facebook at El Paso crowds. They got me into KNC, and by 8-24 at First Presbyterian Church, 1340
Kids-n-Co. 15 I was performing at the El Paso Murchison. Information: 274-8797.

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children). Ages 3 and under free. Samuel L. Jackson, McKenna Grace. Directed
Museum/IMAX combo tickets available. by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.
Information: (877) 333-6589 or (575) 437- • Gloria Bell (A24) — Julianne Moore, Sean
2840, or on Facebook. Astin, Jeanne Tripplehorn. Directed by
Now showing: Sebastián Lelio.
• Australia’s Great Wild North, 11:05 a.m., • The Kid (Lionsgate) — Chris Pratt, Leila
1:10 p.m. and 4:05 p.m. George, Vincent D’Onofrio. Directed by
Film Salon — The Film Salon presents the A Throwback Thursday showing of “Coming • “Mysteries of China,” 10:10 a.m. and 2 p.m. D’Onofrio.
1949 film “Red Shoes” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, to America” is 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21. • Black Holes: 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. • The Sex Trip (Ammo Content) — Jade
March 2, at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 250 E. Admission: $5. Star Show is 11:55 a.m. and 2:55 p.m. Ramsey, Charlotte Ellen Price, Louis Mandylor.
Montecillo, as part of a series on Powell & The Kids Movie screening of “Lemony Directed by Anthony G. Cohen.
Pressburger: the 1940s. Tickets: $5; available at Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is” is Jay’s Film Forecast — Film historian Jay Information: or noon Saturday, March 2 to help kick off the Duncan prepared this list of top monthly
on Facebook. Las Cruces Museum’s spring break camps. “Coming Attractions” for movie fans, listed by Please see Page 32
Admission is free. studio and release date (subject to change):
Jay’s Pix Presents at the International
Museum — Film historian Jay Duncan and the ‘BlacKkKlansman’ screening — Best-sell- March 1:
Sunset Film Society host film presentations at 2 ing author Ron Stallworth will appear at a bene- • Climax (A24) — Sofia Boutella, Romain
p.m. Saturdays at International Museum of Art, fit screening of the Oscar-nominated 2018 film Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub. Directed by
1211 Montana (door on Brown opens at 1:30 BlacKkKlansmen at 7 p.m. Thursday, March Gaspar Noé.
p.m.). Admission is free. Snacks available for 21, in the Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon. • Greta (Focus) — Zawe Ashton, Chloë Grace
purchase. Information: 543-6747 (museum), Doors open at 6 p.m. Stallworth will do a Q&A Moretz, Maika Monroe. Directed by Neil and sunsetfilmso- after the screening. Proceeds benefit the Jordan. Migrant Families Relief Fund in the El Paso • A Madea Family Funeral (Lionsgate) —
• March 2: “Fried Green Tomatoes.” The Community Foundation. Courtney Burrell, Tyler Perry, Patrice Lovely.
story of a Depression-era friendship between Tickets: $50; available at the door and Directed by Tyler Perry.
two women, Ruth and Idgie, and a 1980s • Saint Judy (Forefront) — Michelle Monaghan,
friendship between Evelyn, a middle-aged Stallworth’s best-selling memoir details how Alfred Molina, Leem Lubany. Directed by Sean
housewife, and Ninny, an elderly woman, is the Austin High School graduate and Colorado Hanish.
based on the novel by Fannie Flagg. Springs police detective infiltrated the Ku Klux • Stray (Screen Media) — Takayo Fischer,
• March 9: “The Collector.” A 1965 Klan in the 1970s. Christine Woods, Karen Fukuhara. Directed by
British/American psychological crime/thriller Joe Sill.
Plaza Classic Film Festival — Passes are • Styx (Beta Cinema) — Susanne Wolff,
film based on the 1963 novel by John Fowles.
now on sale for $200 for El Paso Community Gedion Oduor Wekesa, Felicity Babao.
Frederick stalks a young art student in his van,
Foundation’s 12th annual classic and ”semi-clas- Directed by Wolfgang Fischer.
kidnaps and chloroforms her, treating her one
sic” movie festival Aug. 1-11. Billed as the • Transit (Music Box) — Franz Rogowski, Paula
of the butterfly specimens he collects.
“world’s largest classic film festival,” the festival
• March 16: “Sleeping with the Enemy.” A Beer, Godehard Giese. Directed by Christian
presents more than 90 movies of all genres Petzold.
woman escapes from her abusive husband,
from the golden age of cinema to more recent
moving from Cape Cod to Cedar Falls, Iowa, March 8:
favorites. Screenings are in the Plaza’s Main
where she captures the attention of a kindly • Captain Marvel (Disney) — Brie Larson,
(Kendle Kidd) Theatre and Philanthropy
college drama teacher.
Theatre. Information: 533-4020 or plazaclas-
• March 23: “National Lampoon’s Vacation”
follows the Griswold family’s misfortune-filled
road trip to Wallyworld. Fountain Theatre — 2469 Calle de
• March 30: “Rain Man.” Young wheeler-deal- Guadalupe, 1/2 block south of the plaza in
er Charlie Babbitt discovers that his estranged Mesilla. The historic theater, operated by the
father has died and bequeathed his millions to Mesilla Valley Film Society, features films at
his other son, Raymond, an autistic savant, of 7:30 p.m. nightly, plus 1:30 p.m. Saturday and
whose existence Charlie was unaware. 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7 ($6 seniors,
military and students with ID; $5 children and
Friday Night Flicks — The UTEP film
society members); $5 on Wednesday.
series is offered at 6:30 p.m. every other Friday
Information, schedule: (575) 524-8287 or
at the Union Cinema, Union Building East, First
Floor. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $3 ($2
On Sunday nights, the 7:30 screening has
UTEP ID). A $5 movie combo (with hot dog,
open captions when the scheduled film has an
popcorn and drink) offered. Information: 747-
open caption option.
5670, or on Facebook at
• March 1-7: If Beale Street Could Talk. A
woman in Harlem embraces her pregnancy
• March 8: Mary Poppins Returns. PG
while she and her family struggle to prove her
• March 15: Aquaman. PG-13
fiancé innocent of a crime. (March 3 evening
• April 12: Glass. PG-13.
show is Open Caption)
Pax Christi Film Series — A screening of • March 8-14: Shoplifters. A family of small-
film “RGB” in celebration of Women’s History time crooks takes in a child they find outside in
Month is 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at St. the cold (in Japanese with subtitles).
Joseph School auditorium, 1315 Travis (enter • March 15-21: Cold War. In the 1950s, a
through parking lot across from rectory). music director falls in love with a singer and
Discussion follows. Admission is free, donations tries to persuade her to flee communist Poland
accepted. Information: 740-3962. for France (in Polish & various languages with
The film explores the personal journey of subtitles).
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as • March 22-28: Never Look Away. A German
she developed a legal legacy and unexpectedly artist has escaped East Germany and now lives
became a pop culture icon. in West Germany, but is tormented by his
childhood under the Nazis and the GDR-
Classic Film Series — The Rio Grande regime (in German & Russian with subtitles).
Theatre, 211 N. Main Street in Las Cruces, March 23_ is 7:30 p.m. only; no matinee.
presents “Chinatown” at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 28_ is 1:30 pm only; no evening show.
March 16, as part of the monthly film series. Movie descriptions are from
Films include and introduction and short ques-
tion and answer session. Admission: $8. Series New Mexico Museum of Space
passes for 2019 are $79. Information: (575) History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo.
541-2290, or on Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater tickets are $7
Facebook. ($6 seniors and military; $5 ages 4-12).
Other films: Planetarium show is $5 ($4 seniors, military and

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Film Scene Fraser James, Aml Ameen. Directed by Idris
Cont’d from Page 31
March 22:
• Hotel Mumbai (Bleecker Street) — Dev
March 15: Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi. Celebrate El Paso History — The joint Historic Landmark, six miles east of Silver City,
• The Aftermath (Fox Searchlight) — Directed by Anthony Maras. project of the El Paso History radio show on N.M. off U.S. 180. Tour begins at Commanding
Alexander Skarsgård, Keira Knightley, Jason • Ramen Shop (Art House) — Tsuyoshi Ihara, KTSM AM 630; Celebration of Our Mountains Officer’s Quarter and museum (House 26).
Clarke. Directed by James Kent. Takumi Saitoh, Seiko Matsuda. Directed by Eric and CelebrateSTEAM offers weekly tours Tour takes about 90 minutes; call for time. Call
• Ash is Purest White (Cohen Media) — Tao Khoo. exploring local history. Information: celebra- for Spring Break schedule. Informatio: (575)
Zhao, Fan Liao, Yi’nan Diao. Directed by • Us (Universal) — Anna Diop, Elisabeth Moss, March events: 388-4477 or (575) 574-8779.
Zhangke Jia. Lupita Nyong’o. Directed by Jordan Peele. • Saturday, March 2: 9-10:30 a.m. El Paso A ribbon -cutting ceremony for the new Fort
• Captive State (Focus) — Vera Farmiga, John • Where’d You Go, Bernadette (United Border History. Begin at the American Dam Bayard Visitor Center is 11:30 a.m. to 1:30
Goodman, Madeline Brewer. Directed by Artists) — Cate Blanchett, Judy Greer, Kristen Field Office at 2616 W. Paisano, then on to the p.m. Friday, March 22, in the Santa Clara
Rupert Wyatt. Wiig. Directed by Richard Linklater. Chamizal National Memorial. 
 Armory Building, 11990 U.S. 180 East in Santa
• Faith, Hope & Love (ArtEffects)—Robert • Saturday, March 9: 10:45 a.m.-noon. Relive Clara. Center hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
March 29: Friday through Monday.
Krantz. Peta Murgatroyd, Michael Richards. Pancho Villa’s Raid on Columbus, N.M. Begin at
• The Beach Bum (Neon) — Matthew
Directed by J.J. Englert and Robert Krantz. 10:45 a.m. at the Columbus Depot Museum at
McConaughey, Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher. Daughters of the Republic of Texas —
• Finding Steve McQueen (Open Road) — the intersection of NM 9 and NM 11 (60 miles
Directed by Harmony Korine. The Rio Grande Chapter meets at 11 a.m.
Travis Fimmel, Rachael Taylor, William west of Santa Teresa). After the tour, stay for
• Dumbo (Disney) — Live Action & CG Friday, March 8, at The Greenery inside
Fichtner. Directed by Mark Steven Johnson. the annual parade of the Cabalgata Horses.

Animation. Eva Green, Colin Farrell, Michael Sunland Park Mall. Program is “Texas History
• Five Feet Apart (Lionsgate) — Haley Lu • Sunday, March 17, 1-2 p.m. Magoffin Home
Keaton. Directed by Tim Burton. Retelling of Month” by Betty Phillips and Dorothy Elder.
Richardson, Cole Sprouse, Claire Forlani. State Historic Site. Meet at 12:45 p.m. at the
the classic 1941 Disney animated feature. Anyone interested in Texas history encouraged
Directed by Justin Baldoni. Visitors Center at 1117 Magoffin. Tour fee is
• Unplanned (Solideo Gloria) — Ashley to attend. RSVP: 760-5775.
• The Hummingbird Project (Orchard) — $4 (group rate; may be higher otherwise). 

Bratcher, Brooks Ryan, Robia Scott. Directed • Saturday, March 23, 8:45-11:15 a.m. El Lost El Paso Paranormal Tours — The
Jesse Eisenberg, Salma Hayek, Alexander
by Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon. Paso’s Salt War. Meet in the Memorial Plaza in group specializes in original historical El Paso
Skarsgård. Directed by Kim Nguyen.
• Iceman (Ascot Elite) — Jürgen Vogel, front of the San Elizario Presidio Chapel for ghost tours. Tours listed are hosted by “Weird
Susanne Wuest, André Hennicke. Directed by DVD/Blu-ray Releases tour of San Elizario historic sites. Texas” author Heather Shade or other cos-
Felix Randau. • Sunday, March 31, 2 p.m. – El Paso tumed guides. Space is limited for many events.
• The Mustang (Focus) — Josh Stewart, March 5: Holocaust Museum, 715 N Oregon. 
 Information: 503-8960, lostelpasoparanor-
Connie Britton, Matthias Schoenaerts. Directed • The Favourite. R, or on
• Instant Family. PG-13 Camp Furlong Day and Cabalgata Facebook. Tickets at
by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre.
Binacional — The 103rd anniversary of Both March walks are 9 to 11 p.m. beginning
• No Manchas Frida 2 (Pantelion) — Martha March 12: Pancho Villa’s raid in 1916 will be celebrated 10
Higareda, Omar Chaparro, Itatí Cantoral. • Green Book. PG-13 at B-17 Bombers Oyster Pub, 201 S. El Paso,
a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Pancho
Directed by Nacho G. Velilla. • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelward. for age 21 and older; space is limited. Check-in
Villa State Park, off State Roads 11 and 9,
• Wonder Park (Paramount) — CG Animation. PG-13 at 8:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per person.
Columbus, N.M., with guest speakers providing
Voices of Brianna Denski, Ken Hudson • Brothels & Bordellos: Red Light Ghost Walk
• Mortal Engines. PG-13 historical presentations in the park’s exhibit
Campbell, Jennifer Garner. is Saturday, March 9. A lantern our of El
hall. Admission is free to community center;
• Yardie (Rialto) — Antwayne Eccleston, March 26: Paso’s former “forbidden zone.” Listen to tales
state park fee is $5 a carload. Information:
• Second Act. PG-13 of brothels, madams, and soiled doves, and
Pancho Villa State Park (575) 531-2711 or
tales of murder, lust, betrayal and revenge.
• Mystery, Murder, & Mayhem: Downtown
Talks are 1 to 4 p.m. in the Rec Hall building.
Ghost Walk is Saturday, March 30. Meet the
The 16th annual Camp Furlong Day is a bina-
restless spirits of the city, and listen to chilling
tional friendship event, commemorating the
tales of local unsolved mysteries. Visit sites of
March 9, 1916 early morning attack on the vil-
notorious crimes and shocking murders.
lage of Columbus and the adjacent military
Uncover the truth behind haunted and historic
camp by Mexican General Francisco “Pancho”
buildings, and discover forgotten downtown
Villa and his men. Within days of the raid,
General John J. “Black Jack” Pershing began the
Punitive Expedition into Mexico. Harvey Girls of El Paso — The Harvey
The 20th Annual Cabalgata Binacional will be Girls of El Paso Texas meet at 2 p.m. Monday,
hosted in the Village of Columbus plaza. March 11, at Union Depot Passenger Station,
Cavalcade riders arrive about 10 to 10:30 a.m. 700 San Francisco. Program is “History of
followed by festival and entertainment in the Railroad Police Protecting Passengers and
village plaza throughout the day. Information: Freight” presented by Woody Bare. Visitors
(575) 343-0147. welcome. Admission is free. Information: 591-
Braintrust Bag Lunch — The free monthly
outdoor mini-lecture series at Magoffin Home History Notes Lecture Series — The
State historic Site, 1120 Magoffin, presents monthly program is 1 p.m. Thursday, March
“Railroad History of El Paso” at noon 14, with “The History of Mesilla” by David
Wednesday, March 13, with Joanne from the Thomas at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501
Railroad Museum. Bring a bagged lunch and N. Main, Las Cruces. Admission is free.
some friends. Information: 533-5147, visit- Information: (575) 541-2154 or las- or Facebook.
Traveling the Trost Trail — Trost Society El Paso Corral of the Westerners —
presents a rail trip to learn about Trost & Trost The monthly dinner program is 6 p.m. Friday,
beyond El Paso March 28-31, traveling from El March 15, at Holiday Inn El Paso-West 900
Paso to Tucson via train with stops in Bisbee Sunland Park Drive at I-10. Program is
and Douglas, Ariz. Information, cost: trostsoci- ”Women of the Raid on Columbus, NM by Pancho Villa,” presented by Patricia Kiddney.
Trip departs Thursday, March 28, from the Cost: $20. Visitors welcome, but RSVP needed
Union Depot and arrives at the Tucson train by March 11: 759-9538.
depot. Highlights over the weekend include
El Paso Archaeological Society — The
Carriage House, Trost & Trost Scottish Rite
society’s monthly meeting is 2 p.m. Saturday,
Building in Tucson, Gadsden Hotel in Douglas,
March 16, at El Paso Museum of Archaeology,
walking tours, dinners and more.
4301 Transmountain. Gerry Veara will share
Fort Bayard Tours — Fort Bayard Historic multiple topics tied to the Battle of Hembrillo
Preservation Society host free walking tours of Basin. Admission is free; the public is invited.
the historic fort 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at each Seating is limited. Information: 449-9075 or
Saturday in March at Fort Bayard National

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Metal is King at Speaking Rock ost people only get as far as
Hands down the biggest winner at Speaking the “Inferno” in Dante’s mas-
Rock is ’80s metal, so it is fitting that they’re terpiece of religious epic poet-
welcoming Dokken Saturday, March 2. The ry known as “The Divine Comedy,” and
band hasn’t exactly been prolific but they’re so they must wonder how it could be
better than most of their contemporaries. At called a comedy.
least they’ve had releases in this millennium, In ancient tradition, all dramatic works
with their last coming out in 2012 and enter- were classified as either comedies or
ing the Billboard Top 200 on release. Their
tragedies. A comedy didn’t need to be
funny, it just needed to end well. A
true claim to fame came in the mid ’80s
of themselves; or bad fortune strikes
tragedy, of course, always ended with
when metal was king and their singles
seemed to be inescapable on rock radio. despite all their efforts. A business fails,
Then the amps got turned way down in the sadness and loss. So Dante’s “Comedy” a child dies, a spouse seeks a divorce.
’90s, and things have been rocky ever since. (its original title; the “Divine” was The result either way is despair. Life
They have gone through numerous lineup added later) earned its name because it will never be what they had hoped for.
changes throughout their career with the only Sponge, “Demoed in Detroit,” ends not in hell, but in paradise.. The alternative is the comic view of
constant being the band’s leader and name- Cleopatra Records Oddly enough, every tragedy begins life. Our efforts never produce what we
sake, Don Dokken. They’ve made El Paso a
When an artist plays the record company with hope of a happy ending, whether think they will, and life constantly defies
tour stop for many years and always break
shuffle, some outcomes can be devastating, it’s romantic bliss or victory in battle. In our expectations. Our original plans may
ancient Greek tragedies, the protagonist
out the hits, so if your thing is reliving those
from losing rights to your past catalogue, to crash and burn, but something even bet-
was usually undone by his own belief
big hair days, then this show is sure to
delight. Since this is an ’80s show be sure to having your contract fulfilled with endless ter can rise from the ashes.
leave the flickering flame app at home and hits and live collections, to leaving works in that he could achieve what he wanted. The tragic view defines life in terms of
bust out a real Bic for this one. limbo — and these are just a few. This can In comedies, things also go wrong, but what we had hoped for. The comic view
happen with bad contracts as well, but you the hero discovers that life can still be constantly redefines life in terms of what
Bob Mould, “Sunshine Rock,”
can count on these happening when you try worthwhile, even richer, despite failure. we have been given.
Merge Records The classic depiction of tragedy versus
to jump ship or are thrown overboard. In
I’ve always hated that bumper sticker,
comedy is the Christmastime classic,
1994 Sponge had a wildly successful debut
“Christians aren’t perfect, just forgiven.”
“It’s a Wonderful Life.” George Bailey
After his brilliant “Patch the Sky,” it seemed and followed it up with a brilliant but not-so-
like an eternity waiting for new music from commercially-fantastic disc, followed by a But I have to admit there is a grain of
this legend. Actually, it has been a little less label splintering. The band then found them- failed miserably and was about to jump truth hidden within that clumsy state-
than two years and wow, was it worth the selves without a home. They would later take off a bridge, which is about a tragic an ment. Those who seek perfection with-
wait. Bob Mould got back on the rock horse up residency with Beyond Records (another ending as can be imagined. But then he out forgiveness are doomed to tragedy.
over a decade ago and left his experiments in disaster for another day). It was during that learns that his failures are not irre- Those who truly understand forgiveness
a cloud of dust. He has passed the half-cen- hiatus that the material for their latest deemable and the story ends with are those who have actually experienced
tury mark, and is inching very close to Social “Demoed in Detroit” was culled. It becomes redemption instead of ruin. the grace of God, and therefore have
Security, but musically he is “Benjamin a real mystery why this was shelved even
Surprising, many Christians take a confidence in the promise of Romans
tragic view of life. They believe that
Buttoning” it, with each release demonstrat- after just one listening. This incredible piece
8:28, that “in all things God works for
God has a perfect plan for their lives IF
ing more youthful exuberance than the previ- of the Sponge catalogue doesn’t stray far
ous one. “Sunshine Rock” is the latest and from their tried and true, and we wouldn’t the good of those who love Him.”
they live correctly and follow the rules.
with 12 earth scorching tracks he has never want it to. They have also updated it with
Then one of two things happens. They Randy Limbird is editor of
El Paso Scene. Comments?
ever sounded better, be it Husker Du or three fantastic covers and stripped-down ver-
either fail to live up to their expectations
Send to
Sugar. This one lacks a who’s who of special sions of their hits “Plowed” and “Molly.”
guests, but in retrospect, those who joined Soak up “Demoed in Detroit” like a sponge.
him may have been keeping him down.
Every track is worthy of the spotlight and Collectibles: R.E.M., “R.E.M. at
should have its own single release, if singles the BBC,” Concord Bicycle
Music/Craft Recordings
were still a thing. Oh, how this rocks,
slathered with hooks by way of generous
guitar riffage, crashing cymbals and some They broke up shortly after their last release
serious pounding on the skins. “Sunshine and haven’t put out new music in eight years,
Rock” is sure to part the clouds on even your but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re
gloomiest day. Put it on and be taken to your in short supply. Ever since R.E.M. signed up
happy place. with Concord Bicycle Music, the vaults have
been cracked open and they are pulling out
Guster, “Look Alive,” Nettwerk some true gems. The latest is “R.E.M. at the
BBC.” This massive box of eight CDs and
It is hard to believe that it has been almost a
DVDs covers a ton of material, three decades
quarter-century since a very quirky trio out
to be exact. The collection bizarrely does not
of Boston emerged. In 2010 they became a
flow chronologically (but I will now), which
quartet with the addition of Pictures and
is probably its only fault. In 1984 their soph-
Sound member Luke Reynolds. They began
omore effort “Reckoning” had just come out
their career when Dave Matthews could do
and they played an incredibly rock-centric
no wrong and many post-’60s jam bands
show in none other than Rock City:
began to sprout up. Guster was one of them, Nottingham. The next show comes in the
but they didn’t really fit that category. For form of a double disc from Milton Keynes in
one thing their debut clocked in at 44 min- 1995, which was part of their “Monster”
utes with 11 songs, not really mathematically tour. This was their first after a six-year
fit for extra-long jams. It might have been break. It kicks the door down right away
the unconventional drummer who refused to with an electrifying version of “What’s The
use sticks and has opted for a bare hands Frequency, Kenneth?” The performance plat-
approach on his full-fledged drum kit (we’re ters conclude with the 2004 St. James’
not just talking bongos, doumbek, or tabla, Church outing, highlighted with Radiohead’s
but cymbals, snare, and toms all played using Thom Yorke guesting on “E-Bow The
his very unique direct approach). Whatever it Letter.” There are also copious radio session
was, they developed a legion of fans, and tracks to be heard. “R.E.M. at the BBC” is
they are now on their eighth album, “Look simply outstanding; now we need R.E.M.
Alive.” The sounds on this one quickly back at the studio for some brand new tunes.
evoke more Beach Boys, Beatles, a few psy-
chedelic flashbacks and much less Grateful Keep an eye out for these
Dead. By combining rich harmonies, pop new and upcoming releases:
layering and a percussive thread, they create Buckcherry — “Warpaint”
tunes that are instantaneously infectious. This Craig Finn — “I Need A New War”
venture also shows their funny bone is still Glen Hansard — “This Wild Willing”
strong despite their growing age, with the Meat Puppets — “Dusty Notes”
inclusion of a very European-themed track, Son Volt — “Union”
complete with lead vocalist Ryan Miller
adopting a faux English accent for Brian Chozick is owner of Tumblin’
“Overexcited.” Don’t get caught sleeping on Dice Music. Drop him a line at
this one, it is time to “Look Alive.”

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• April 16-18: Tacoma Rainiers
Around and About Tours 6 El Paso Opera 17 Moto El Paso 13
• April 19-22: Reno Aces
‘Cruzar la Cara de la Luna’ — El Paso ATMAS Healing 12 El Paso Playhouse 12 Mustard Seed Café 5
Opera presents the world’s first mariachi-based
opera, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April Azar Nut Shop 15 EP Psychic Fair 9 Nayda’s Gems & Stones 32
5-6, at the Abraham Chavez Theater, featuring
Baskin Robbins 5 Escamilla Gallery 27 NM Desert Farm 25
Grammy-winning Mariachi Los Camperos. Sung
in Spanish with English translation. Tickets:
Beauty Solutions 9 Flickinger Center 3 Paseo Christian Church 30
$25-$90 (Ticketmaster). Information: 581-
5534,, or on Bel Air HS Reunion 16 FloraFEST 6 PhiDev Inc 28
Bert Saldana Art Gallery 13 Fountain Theatre 31 Precision Prosthetics 20
Trinity Site Tour — The tour to the site of
the first atom bomb explosion is Saturday, El Paso Comic Con — WWE legend Jake Better Business Bureau 12 Furrs Family Dining 31 PTEP 24
April 6. Admission is free. Information: (575) “The Snake” Roberts, and voice actor Johnny
678-1134 or Yung Bosch are among the special guests Books Are Gems 31 Hacienda de Mesilla 11 Reidsan 15
Kermezaar — The arts festival is 10 a.m. to April 12-14, at El Paso Convention Center.
6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Tickets: $15 Preview Night Friday, $30 Bruce Nehring Consort 11 Hal Marcus Gallery 23 Rio Grande Cancer Fndtn 25
and Sunday, April 6-7, at the International Saturday, $25 Sunday. Weekend passes are $55
Bruce’s Air 28 Hans Martial Arts 10 Showtime El Paso! 20
Museum or Art. Information: 543-6747 or ker- ($120 VIP). Information: (575) 405-0461,
Cattleman's 25 Home & Garden Show 7 Simple Solutions 5
Super Kite Contest — The 17th annual El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s Major Arena
kite flying contest, sponsored by Westside CBD Whole Health 6 Inni Heart Eatery 27 Sunland Park Racetrack 2
Soccer League team hosts the Rio Grande
Community Church, is noon to 3 p.m. Valley Barracudas at 7:15 p.m. Friday, April
Saturday, April 6, at Francisco Delgado Park, Ceci Burgos Counseling 10 KTEP 35 The Cleaners 32
12, at El Paso County Coliseum. Information:
on Imperial Ridge. Prizes for most unusual and 229-1416, Collectibles 20 Las Cruces Museums 22 Trost Society 9
longest-time in the air and most beautiful kite.
The event includes jumping balloons and face Las Cruces Home and Garden Show De Espaldas 15 Leo’s Mexican Food 30 Vanities 36
painting, as well as free kites for the first 50 — The Las Cruces Home Builders
kids attending. Admission is free. Information: Association’s annual show is 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Eckankar Texas 31 Magoffin Home St. Hist Site 16 Village Inn 29
877-8000 or 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. Sunday, and April 12-14, at the Farm and El Paso Art Association 26 Mar Caribe 2 14 Walgreens 23
Las Cruces Space Festival — The 2nd
annual celebration of space-related activity and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Spring
in Las Cruces. Information: (575) 526-6126 or El Paso Artists Studio Tour 15 Maria Navarrete 13 Western Traders 23
interest in Southern New Mexico and beyond
is April 7-13, with film screening, hands-on
EP Home Brewing 16 Marie Otero 13 Westside Comm'y Church 2,35
activities and more. All events are free for all El Paso Locomotive FC — El Paso’s new
ages, unless otherwise listed. Information: Visit
professional soccer team hosts home game at
Las Cruces at (575) 541-2444,
Southwest University Park. Yickets: $5 to $49. or on Facebook.
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JackRabbit Classic — The 19th annual trail or
race is 8 a.m. Sunday, April 7, at Franklin • 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13: Phoenix Rising
Mountains State Park’s Tom Mays Unit. Four • 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27: Reno 1868
and 8-mile trail options available. Park entrance
fee: $5. Information: or Chris Video Games Live — El Paso Symphony
Rowley, 478-5663. Registration: raceadventure- Orchestra presents the Video Game Multimedia Symphonic Concert Experience at
8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Plaza
Run Together 5K — Rio Grande Cancer Theatre. Includes music from Final Fantasy,
Foundation hosts its 3rd annual ”Colors of
Zelda, Mario, Kingdom Hearts, Metal Gear
Cancer-Our Colors Run Together” 5K compet-
Solid, Skyrim, Castlevania, Halo, World of
itive run and non-competitive run/walk Sunday,
Warcraft, Pokemon and many more. Tickets:
April 7, at Sue Young Park, 9730 Diana.
Information: 562-7660 or Registration
at ‘Game of Thrones’ at the Zoo — Fans
March Madness symphony fundraiser of the HBO series Game of Thrones can watch
— The 22nd annual fundraiser benefiting the El the final season at El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano
Paso Symphony Orchestra’s education and out- Sundays, April 14-May 19. Doors open at 6
reach programs is Monday, April 8, at the El p.m.; show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets: $45 for all
Paso Country Club, featuring the NCAA Men’s six episodes (through March 3); includes com-
Basketball Championship finals. Information, memorative wine glass or beer mug, and a sta-
reservations: 532-3776 or dium cushion. Admission for individual episodes
March Madness Golf Tournament is 1 p.m.; is $10. Age 18 and older only. Information:
registration at 10:30 a.m. and lunch at 11 a.m. 212-0966,, or on Facebook at
EPCC Spring Arts Festival — The 40th ElPasoZoo.
annual spring festival of performing, visual and ‘A Texas Tryptich’ — El Paso Community
literary arts offers workshops, concerts, lec- Foundation’s Jewel Box Series presents the
tures and exhibits at various venues of El Paso Youth Collaboration of the Arts at 2:30 p.m.
Community College through May. Most events
Sunday, April 14, at the Philanthropy Theatre
are free, some may have nominal admission
(next to the Plaza Theatre). Tickets: $16
fee. Information: or
(Ticketmaster). Information: 533-4020 or
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