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entertainment, recreation & culture

“Old El Paso Adobe” by Krystyna Robbins

El Paso Artists Studio Tour

“Plaza Hotel” by Diego “Robot” Martinez

More than 50 area artists (including those shown here) will be on display at
the 12th annual tour of home studios and galleries. West Side and Upper
Valley studios will be open April 27-28. Studios from Downtown to San Elizario,
will be open May 4-5. — Page 11

“Ocotillo and Clouds” by Nina Eaton

Sharing love of history ‘Children of Eden’

Clubs and museums offer plenty EPCC Theater presents
of opportunities for history fans. musical based on Genesis
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Super Kite Contest — The 17th annual kite Brown, Aaron Dismuke, Shannon McCormick and
flying contest, sponsored by Westside Community Samantha Ireland, actress Lynn Lowry, pro

Church, is noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at wrestler Vickie Guerrero, FX artist Walter Welsh,
april 2019 Francisco Delgado Park, on Imperial Ridge behind
Franklin High School. Prizes for most unusual and
performers Library Bards, professional cosplay
and regional authors.
longest-time in the air and most beautiful kite. Exhibit hall hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.
ROUNDUP Jumping balloons and face paintin. Free kites for
the first 50 kids. Admission is free. Information:
to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Gaming area hours are 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 Roundup 3-9,15
Behind the Scene 4
877-8000 or a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday. Tickets: $15 Preview Night Friday, $30
Downtown Hotel Tour — The El Paso
Saturday, $25 Sunday. Weekend passes are $55 Scene Spotlight 4
Downtown Management District hosts the tour of
six of downtown’s most prominent hotels 11 a.m.
($120 VIP). Kids 10 and younger free with paid Here’s the Ticket 10-12
Dance 12
adult. Information: (575) 405-0461, epcomic-
to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Participants will also, and on
sample various downtown food options, ride the
Facebook and Twitter. Program Notes 13-14
El Paso Streetcars all day and have a chance to
win prizes. Tickets are $15 through March 30,
VIP and Sponsor Dinner is 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Music 14
Viva Juárez 15
April 11, at the Downtown Doubletree, with sur-
$20 after. Information, ticket sales: 400-2294 or
prise guest.
Annual Trivia contest starts at 7 p.m. Friday, sign Sports 16-18
The hotels are Aloft El Paso Downtown, 303
Texas; Stanton House, 209 N. Stanto; Hotel
up at 5 p.m. Charity Poker Tournament is 9 p.m. Feature:
For History Lovers 19-20
Friday, sign up at 5 p.m.
Indigo, 325 N. Kansa; Gardner Hotel, 311 E.
Costume Contest is 8 p.m. Saturday; sign up
Franklin; Holiday Inn Express, 409 E. Missour; and
begins online April 1. History Lessons 21
EPCC Community Open House — In cele-
El Paso FishNet
Courtyard El Paso, 610 N. Santa Fe’
bration of its 50th anniversary, El Paso Ticket pickup times: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 1, at Earth Day events – The City of El Paso’s 22
Community College invites all ages to its Open the DMD offices, 201 E Main, Suite 107; 4 to 8 Environmental Services Department’s annual Nature 22,24
House 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the p.m. Friday, April 5, at Aloft El Paso Downtown, Earth Day celebration is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, At the Museum 23-24
April 20, at San Jacinto Plaza, Downtown, with
Gallery Talk 25,28
Valle Verde Campus, 919 Hunter (Buildings A, B, 303 Texas; and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 6,
C, Cafeteria and Courtyard). Information: at District Coffee Co., 222 Texas or Brew Lab, family activities featuring educational resources, Visitors can learn about EPCC pro- 601 N. Oregon. Participant will receive creden- entertainment, food and games. Admission is free. SW Art Scene 26-27
grams and classes, as well as enjoy family activities, tials, a map, prize entry forms and a day pass for Information: 212-6046. Taking a Look Back 28
Liner Notes 29
plus a “Creative Kiddie Corner.” Activities include the Streetcar system. Family Fun Fair — The Coalition for the
petting zoo, face painting, arts & crafts, jumping El Paso Comic Con — WWE legend Jake
On Stage 29-30
Prevention of Child Abuse hosts the 12th annual
balloon and entertainment arts festival. Also “The Snake” Roberts, and voice actor Johnny free event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20,
offered are health screenings. Yung Bosch are among the special guests at this at Album Park (Eastwood Park) 3001 Parkwood. Stage Talk 30
Kermezaar — The juried arts festival is 10 a.m. year’s event April 12-14, at El Paso Convention Games and information on community resources. Film Scene 31-32
Keep on Bookin' 32
to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Center. Comic book industry guests include artist Food and drink, music, games, and prizes. Wear a
and Sunday, April 6-7, at the International Jae Lee, writer Donny Cates, artist and writer Superhero costume. Information: 521-3704.
Museum or Art, 1211 Montana, featuring arts and Frank Cho, artist Jamie Carillo, artist Ben Jones, March Preview 33
Junior Ranger Day — Chamizal National
crafts, food trucks and live acoustic music. and artist Joey Lee Cabral. Other guests include Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, presents family and
Admission is $5 (free for children under 12 and actor Ryan Hurst (Sons of Anarchy), Jason David children’s programs 10 a.m to 1 p.m. Saturday, Advertiser Index 34
for military). Information: 543-6747 or ker- Frank, Steve Cardenas, and Paul Schrier, and Jason Subscription Form 34 Narvy of the Power Rangers, voice actors Jen
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El Paso Comic Con — The three-day few months ago, my wife talked
comic con featuring special guests, a cosplay me into joining in a new sport she
contest, trivia, artist alley, gaming and more had begun playing with her
is April 12-14 at El Paso Convention friends. To be honest, it sounded silly.
How could something called “Pickleball”
be a serious sport?
Center. Page 16.

Video Games Live — El Paso Symphony Pickleball actually is the fastest growing
Orchestra presents a multimedia presenta- sport in America, with over 3 million
Scene Spotlight highlights events tion of music from popular video games such players. It’s catching on in El Paso, but
advertised in this issue. as Zelda, Final Fantasy, Halo and more April Pickleball courts aren’t easy to find here.
For those of you who have never heard
of the game, here’s a quick overview. It’s
13 at the Plaza Theatre. Page 25.
El Paso Artist Studio Tour — The 2019
tour of area studios and galleries is April 27- Health and Wellness Classes — Rio played on a miniature tennis court with
28 at Westside and Upper Valley locations, Grande Cancer Foundation classes and pre- light metal paddles, using a hollow, plas-
and May 4-5 at Downtown, Central, East, sentations. Page 14. tic ball full of holes (what you might
Northeast and Mission Valley locations. Page know as a Wiffle ball).
available on weekdays, younger players
• April 13: Organic and Non-Organic Foods
11. The rules of the game make it beginner-
friendly. You have to serve underhand, have less opportunity to get as addicted
• April 27: Chakras – Energetically

and you have to let the ball bounce before as people like me!
EPCC Open House — El Paso Community Understanding Your Body
College celebrates its 50th anniversary April • April 29: Women’s Sexual Health and
returning the serve and when the other I’ve heard that the City of El Paso may
6 at its Valle Verde Campus, featuring the Wellness After Cancer
team returns it. You’re also forbidden to be adding courts at other recreation cen-
Creative Kiddie Corner. Page 36.
volley the ball (hit it before it bounces) ters, so more people will have a chance to
discover the sport.
‘Children of Eden’ — EPCC drama depart-
‘Oedipus El Rey’ — UTEP Department of within seven feet of the net. Newcomers
learn the basic techniques quickly and ***
ment presents the play by Stephen Schwartz,
Theatre and Dance presents a play by Luis
can play with more experienced players When they aren’t playing the game,
creator of “Pippin” and “Godspell,” April
Alfaro based on Oedipus Rex April 26-May
5, directed by Deanna Downes. Page 2.
18-28 at the Forum Theatre on the
without feeling overwhelmed. some of my Pickleball friends are volun-
Transmountain Campus. Page 8.
The scoring is like traditional volleyball, teering to help the thousands of refugees
El Paso Live! — El Paso Live events at the where only the serving team can earn flooding into El Paso during the current
immigrant crisis. They work at Tobin
El Paso Turkish Food and Crafts Festival
Plaza Theater: Page 32. points. It takes 11 points to win a game,
and you have to win by two. United Methodist Church, one of the
• April 2-3: “Something Rotten” — Raindrop El Paso host its festival April 20

Why is the game taking off? Blame the city’s temporary shelters where federal
• April 4: Ron White with kids activities, arts and crafts, live music
• April 6: George Thorogood and the and food. Page 18.
Baby Boomers. As we are get older and authorities deliver migrants by the bus-
Destroyers age out of more demanding sports like load. Typically refugees are housed there
for one to three days while they arrange
EPSO’s ‘Latin American Tour’ — El Paso
• April 19: “Friends! The Musical Parody” tennis and racquetball, we still want exer-
bus or plane travel to family or friends
Symphony Orchestra, Bohuslav Rattay, con-
For King & Country perform April 16 at cise that offers the same fun and cama-
raderie as other sports. Pickleball is main- elsewhere in the U.S. The shelter relies
ductor, closes its season with a performance
Abraham Chavez Theatre.
ly a doubles sport, but players will mix on cash gifts and in-kind donations to
featuring mariachi and orchestra April 26-27

and match so that regular partnerships keep going.

‘Cruzar la Cara de la Luna’ — El Paso at the Plaza Theatre. Page 5.
aren’t necessary to enjoy the game. Tobin is always running low on sup-
Opera presents the world’s first mariachi-
plies, and in particular needs clothes and
La Viña Spring Wine Festival — The 42nd
The Nolan Richardson Recreation
based opera April 5-6 at the Abraham
toiletries. Their wish list includes socks
annual festival is April 27-28, at La Viña
Center is the only place listed in El Paso
Chavez Theater, featuring Grammy-winning

for Pickleball play, but just across the for babies and toddlers, underwear for
Mariachi Los Camperos. Pages 3 and 32. Winery in La Union, with more than 20

state line in Sunland Park is where I play, boys and girls, jeans for boys and men
wines, live music, vendors and more. Page
Kentucky Derby — The live telecast of the
famed race is May 4 at Sunland Park
FiveSet Net Sports. It’s a combined vol- (most of the men wear size 32 or small-
Racetrack and Casino. Live racing season for FloraFEST — The largest plant sale in the leyball-Pickeball facility that offers er), plus belts; girls’ tops, and jackets for
Sunland Park continues through May 5. Pickleball five days a week. all ages. Toiletries needed include lip
balm, deodorant, combs, shaving gel,
region celebrates its 25th year April 27-28
Page 34. While Pickleball has the reputation of
lotions and toothbrushes.
at UTEP’s Centennial Museum. Page 13.
being a senior citizen sport, it’s surpris-
Crossland Gallery — Showing April 5-
Hal Marcus Gallery — Showing through ingly popular among all ages. The other Donations can be dropped off at Tobin
May 10 at El Paso Art Association’s gallery is
July 26 is “Nudes & More,” works by 15 day I got beat 11-0 by a 10-year-old kid UMC, 9410 Roanoke in Northeast El
“On the MAP” El Paso & Beyond with open-
artists. Page 24. who was taking a break from his regular Paso; or St. Mark’s UMC, 5005 Love
ing reception April 5. Page 30.
tennis game. But because Pickleball Road in the Upper Valley. For details, call
Teresa at 260-0777 or Patty at 490-3453.
The gallery will take part in the KCOS Art
The Art Junction gallery will take place in
Auction April 28-29 and May 4-5, and El courts are limited, with most playing time
the 12th annual Studio Tour May 4-5.
Paso Artists Studio Tour May 4-5,

April 2019
Entries are being taken through June 2 for

Randy Limbird
“IEOTC 2019” photography exhibit.
‘Peter Pan’ — El Paso Playhouse presents
Kermezaar — The festival is April 6-7 at Editor and Publisher
International Museum of Art with art and
the classic tale by J.M. Barrie May 3-19, El Paso Scene is published by Cristo
Rey Communications as a monthly guide
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directed by Christine Ambriz. Page 15.
crafts and food trucks. Page 23.
to entertainment, recreation and culture in Albert Martinez
Magoffin Home State Historic Site Southern New Mexico the El Paso area. Copies are provided Circulation Director
December events: Page 9. free at selected locations. Subscriptions & Advertising Director
• April 6: Cooking Class (stuffed egg salad) Vitaly — The magician performs “An are $10 a year, sent by 3rd class mail. Emeritus
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Center for the Performing Arts, as part of its
Deadline for news for the
Wellness Center” News Editor
• April 13 and 27: Yoga Premier Series. Page 15.
May issue is April 15
• April 18: Make-A-Thing (homemade
beauty products) Red Dot Studio Tour — Silver City Art Editorial Associates:
The May issue comes out April 24 Yvonne T. Herrera, Will Summers
• April 20: Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Association’s 2019 tour of its Red Dot stu-
dios throughout the area is May 4-5, with an Advertising Executive:
El Paso Scene
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Page 14. Fishing Tournament May 18 with more than Carol Viescas, Brian Chozick,
$4,000 in prizes. Page 18. Myrna Zanetell, John McVey Middagh
‘Wild Thing‘ — UMass Amherst Theater Jay Duncan
presents the English language translation of Fountain Theatre — Mesilla Valley Film
the play by Luis Vélez de Guevara April 10 Subscription Form is on Page 34
Society’s theatre on the Plaza in historic Old Visit El Paso Scene Online at
at Chamizal National Memorial as part of the
Mesilla shows independent, art, foreign and
Nuevo Siglo Drama Festival. Page 31.
other non-mainstream films. Page 31.
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April Roundup April 27, at St. Raphael Church, 2301 Zanzibar.
All veterans, Boy and Girl Scout troops, high
Cont’d from Page 3 school ROTC units and other civic organizations
are invited to participate with their unit colors.
April 20, as part of National Junior Ranger Day. Admission is free and the public is welcome.
The event encourages kids to learn, explore, and Information: 755-4038 or 449-8994.
protect national parks. Dress for the weather and
bring water and snacks. Admission is free. Water Festival — El Paso Water Utilities
Information: 532-7273 or hosts the annual festival 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 27, at TecH2O Learning Center
‘Party for the Planet and
at 10751 Montana. Music, dance, food arts &
EggstravaganZoo’ — El Paso Zoo, 4001 E.
crafts, and film presentations. Activities will
Paisano, combines its annual Earth Day and Easter
include making rain sticks, an edible aquifer, dance
weekend events into one celebration 10 a.m. to 4
performance by Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, and a
p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21. Regular
wood water drop exhibit. Admission is free.
admission. Information: 212-0966,,
Information: 621-2000 or
or on Facebook at ElPasoZoo.
The Festival promotes awareness and protection
Turkish Food and Crafts Festival — of water resources in the Chihuahuan Desert.
Raindrop Foundation will host a food and crafts
fair 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at El BugO in El Paso Car Show — The 9th
Raindrop Turkish House, 1030 N. Zaragoza, Suite annual show to benefit Paso del Norte Children’s
V, featuring authentic Turkish food, kids activities, Development Center is all day Sunday, April 28,
water marbling show, folk dances and other live Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, 1200 Futurity.
performances. Admission is free. Information: Volkswagens of all shapes, sizes and models.
400-7450, or on Spectatos admission is free. Information, registra-
Facebook at raindropelpaso. tion: Jacob Fourzan, 252-8977 or on Facebook.

El Paso Original Lobster Festival — The Last Thursdays Gallery Crawl — The
festival with fresh live Maine lobster is April 26- Downtown monthly evening gallery crawl and art
28 at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta, with live music, market includes pubs, restaurants, stores and gal-
children’s stage with inflatables (Saturday and leries 6 to 10 p.m. the last Thursday of the month
Sunday), food court, signature drinks like the (April 25). Information:
“Screaming Lobster,” dance floor and lessons, and
children’s magic show, and Auzzy Blood Celebrating Easter
Living Lord’s Supper — Abundant Living
Hours are 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11 p.m.
Faith Center hosts the drama at 6 p.m. Sunday,
Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Admission: $13;
April 14, at 1000 Valley Crest. Admission is free;
free for active military, veterans and children
nursery and kids classes provided. Information:
under 8 (includes free souvenir e-photo). Lobster
532-8543, or on Facebook.
feast (includes admission): $30 for 1.25 lb. lobster;
$58 for 2.25 lb. lobster, with trimmings. Discounts Mount Cristo Rey — The mountain trail will
and packages available online only. Information: be open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Good Friday, April 19.
(575) 439-7100 or The trail is 5 miles round trip. Information: 252-
9840. People are also invited to walk the trail 8
Rio Grande Festival — San Elizario a.m. to 2 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 21.
Genealogy and Historical Society presents the 3rd
annual festival of art, culture, history and heritage, Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Bash — The
as part of the annual History and Dinner 18th annual family event, sponsored by Westside
Conference Friday through Sunday, April 25-28, Community Church, is noon to 3 p.m. Saturday,
in the San Elizario Historic District. Reenactment April 20, at Francisco Delgado Park, on Imperial
of Oñate’s historical arrival, a four-day history Ridge behind Franklin High School. The event
conference, guided tours, old west shootouts, includes thousands of eggs, family activities includ-
heritage booths, arts and crafts, live entertain- ing jumping balloon and face painting, appearance
ment, food and more. Information: 851-0093 or by the Easter Bunny and entertainment. Hunt begins at noon. Admission is free. Information:
877-8000, 490-0288 or
‘Dia de los Niños, Dia de los Libros’ —
The 23rd annual children’s day/book day is 11 Explore Easter — The 10th annual Easter
a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in Washington event geared towards ages 2 through fifth grade,
Park (next to the El Paso Zoo). Food booths, free and their families is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday,
books, crafts and more. Admission is free. April 20, at First Christian Church, 901 Arizona,
Information: 543-5468 or with Easter crafts, an Easter story moment and
egg hunt. Admission is free; donations of canned
La Viña Spring Wine Festival — The annual goods for local food pantry encouraged.
spring celebration of live music, arts and crafts,
Information: 533-6819 or
food and more than 20 award-winning New
Mexico wines is noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and Golden Egg Hunt and April Pools Day —
Sunday, April 27-28, at La Viña Winery, 4201 S. El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will
NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M. host a Golden Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April
Tents, tables and chairs are provided. No picnic 20, at Armijo Aquatic Center, 911 S. Ochoa. El
baskets, pets or outside beverages allowed. Paso Fire Department will provide a water safety
Admission: $20 (includes glass and choice of 9 presentation. Admission is free. Information: 212-
wines or glass of wine); $10 ages 12-20; under 12 0397 or
free. All wines sold by the glass or bottle. Hunt schedule: 10:15 to 10:25 p.m. (age 4 and
Information: (575) 882-7632 or under); 10:30 to 10:40 p.m. ( 5-7); 10:45 to 10:55
Saturday’s bands: Austin Jimmy Murphy, 24/7 p.m. (8-12). Free swim 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Blues Band and Twisted Hams Northeaster Parade — The 41st annual
Sunday’s entertainment: Border Heat, Frank Transmountain Optimist parade is 10 a.m.
Zona & Urban Edge, Hypnosis. Saturday, April 20, along Dyer from Hercules (by
Lower Valley Health Fair — The 37th annu- Magoffin Middle School) to the former Northpark
al health fair is 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27, Mall site. This year’s theme is “Sports
at Americas High School, 12101 Pellicano, with Eggtravaganza” with the El Paso Rhinos as Grand
more than 80 agencies providing free health Marshals. Co-sponsored by Mimbela Contractors.
screenings, family fun walk and more Admission is Lineup for participants begins at 8 a.m.
free; immunizations are $10, Information: 937- Registration deadline is April 5 Registration fee is
2018. $55 ($90 double entry). Late fee is $10.
Application information:
Massing of the Colors — El Paso Chapter of
the Military Order of the World Wars hosts the
44th annual ceremony at 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday,
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April Roundup April 9, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 Main. are free, some may have nominal admission fee. Tuesday, April 30, at ASC Building A Boardroom.
“The Big Space Quiz” is 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Information: or on Information: 831-2361.
Cont’d from Page 5 April 10, at The Games Sports Bar and Grill, Facebook at EPCCnews. Becoming American Series — El Paso
2605 Espina, for teams of up to eight people. Senior Art Exhibit runs through April 8, in the Museum of History, 510 N. Santa Fe, host a series
Parks and Rec Easter Egg Hunts — The A Making Contact space showcase, with talks Administrative Service Center Boardroom. of free documentary film and discussion series on
City of El Paso Parks and Recreation hosts several and hand-on activities is noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, Reception is 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 8. the Immigration Experience Thursdays, March
Easter egg hunts and carnivals for youth 17 and April 11, at the Las Cruces Convention Center. Information: 831-7803. 28-May 2. Events are 6 to 8 p.m., unless other-
younger at various recreation centers and parks An evening of talks on “Satellites, Water and “In the Mind of a Millennial: 2019 EPCC Student wise listed. Information: Information: 212-0321 or
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Children New Mexico’s Agricultural Future” is 7 to 9 p.m. All Media Exhibition,” runs April 11-26. Campus
divided into different age groups. All events are Thursday, April 11, at New Mexico Farm and to be determined. Information: 831-2410. • April 4: “Promise and Prejudice” by Michael
free. Information, schedule: 212-0393 or elpaso- Ranch Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road. • “The Marriage of Arts and Sciences workshop Topp A Yuri’s Night Celebration of the anniversary of with Cory Galin Hinesly-McGill, a “Chemical • April 11: “Between Two Worlds: Identity and
Community Easter Sunrise Service — human spaceflight is 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 12, Engineer, Self-proclaimed Wizard, and Music Acculturation” by Scott Comar
The 43rd annual interdenominational service is 7 at the Rio Grande Theater, with a space walk, film Maker,” is 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 • April 17: “Help Wanted? Immigration and
a.m. Sunday, April 21, at Oz Glaze Center, 13969 excerpts, talk by Alires Almon, live music and DJs. p.m. Thursday, April 4, in Valle Verde Campus Work” by Dr. Larisa Veloz
Veny Webb, in Horizon City. The event includes a Las Cruces Home and Garden Show — B240, 919 Hunter. Information: 525-4080. • April 25: “Family and Community” by Larisa
presentation of colors, and Christian flags and a The Las Cruces Home Builders Association’s • Spring Arts Festival Open House is noon to 2 Veloz
children’s choir. Presented by the Kiwanis Club of annual show is 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 6, in Valle Verde A Building, • May 2: “Family and Community by Dr. Susan
Horizon City. Continental breakfast follows serv- p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, and First Floor. Information: 831-2220. Stanfield.
ice. Information: 433-7506. April 12-14, at the Farm and Ranch Heritage • Grand Gallery of Senior Art and Music
Extravaganza is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April UTEP Centennial Lecture — Doma
Museum, 4100 Dripping Spring in Las Cruces. Tshering, Ambassador of Bhutan, will talk at 4:30
Southern New Mexico Information: (575) 526-6126 or lascruceshome- 11, at Valle Verde Cafeteria Annex. Information:
831-7803. p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at UTEP’s Tomás Rivera
Las Cruces Space Festival — The 2nd annu- • EPCC Faculty Grand Concert is 2:30 p.m. Conference Center, Union Building East, 3rd
al celebration of space-related activity and interest White Sands Muscle Car and Truck Sunday, April 14, at El Paso Museum of Art, One floor. Reception follows. Admission is free and the
in Southern New Mexico and beyond is April 7- Show — Alamogordo Mustang Club’s 16th annu- Arts Festival Plaza. Information: 831-2361. public is invited. Information: 747-5000.
13. Events are free unless otherwise listed. al show is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13, • Spring EPCC Mariachi and Ballet Folklorico Gala UTEP has long had a special relationship with the
Information: Visit Las Cruces at (575) 541-2444, Home Depot parking lot, 3400 N. White Sands in is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, in the ASC Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, due mainly to the or on Facebook. Alamogordo. Information: Building A. Information: (575) 650-3200. university’s dominant Bhutanese architecture.
The event launch is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Reuse and Recycle Fashion Show — Keep • “Alfredo Corchado: from EPCC Borderlands Community Cleanup events — El Paso
April 7, with an Open House and Fly In at Las Cruces Beautiful’s 7th annual Reuse & Recycle Editor to Renowned Author and International County Public Works hosts free community
Spaceport America. Arrival time for planes begins Fashion Show in honor of Earth Day is noon to 1 Journalist,” is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Northwest cleanups for the community to dispose of unwant-
at 8:30 a.m. Other events include radio-controlled p.m. Saturday, April 20, on the Main Street Campus Library, and 5:30 to 7 p.m. at El Paso ed waste on their property or in their homes.
aircraft demonstrations, rocket launches, robotics Downtown Plaza. Information: (575) 528-4508. Museum of History, 510 N. Santa Fe, Thursday, Passenger tires, bulk trash, and electronic waste
demonstrations, G-shock simulator, and other April 18. Information: 831-8886. will be accepted. See
activities. Cost for gallery tour and simulator is • Chrysalis Release Party, is 5 p.m. Thursday, works/default.htm for what items will be accept-
$10 (5 under age 12). Something for everyone April 25, at El Paso Public Library Main Branch ed. Dropoffs begin at 8 a.m. and continue until
Free Challenger Learning Center missions are 6 Maud Sullivan Gallery, 501 N. Oregon. capacity is reached.
to 8 p.m. April 8-12, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3
EPCC Spring Arts Festival — The 40th
Information: 831-2724. April and May dropoff locations:
annual spring festival of performing, visual and lit-
to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at 505 N. Main. • EPCC’s Poetry Slam, is 10 a.m. to noon Friday, • April 6: 14698 Van Lane, at East Montana; and
erary arts offers workshops, concerts, lectures
Grades 3 and older with parents welcome. RSVP April 26, in the Valle Verde Amphitheater.

Mar Caribe International 2

and exhibits at various venues of El Paso 7551 Bosque in Canutillo
required for missions at (575) 527-5855. Information: 549-2662. • April 27: 1331 N. Fabens, in Fabens; and 1002
Community College through May. Most events
A showing of “Apollo 13” is 7 p.m. Tuesday, • EPCC Spring Chorus Concert is 7:30 p.m.
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April Roundup Case for Native Plants and the UTEP Annual Remembrance) commemoration is 2 p.m. Sunday, 0619 or
Native Plant Sale,” with John White, garden cura- April 28, at Temple Mount Sinai, 4408 N. Pranic healing is a non-touch form of energy
Cont’d from Page 6 tor, UTEP Centennial Museum & Chihuahuan Stanton. This year’s theme is “Through Their healing.
Desert Gardens; “The Gardening Cycle of Life,” Voices.” Survivors and their descendants will share Additional clinics:
Tiffany, in Westway by Bill Hooten, a vegetable gardener since 1974; their memories and reflections on the Holocaust. • 3 to 5 p.m. every third Sunday of the month at
• May 18: 1380 Joe Battle, at Loop 375 County ”How we Can Return the Wolf to the Greater Big Admission is free. Information: 351-0048 or elpa- Las Cruces Reclaim Wellness, 1355 California, in
Site. Bend of Texas,” with Rick LoBello, education Las Cruces.
Braintrust Bag Lunch — The free monthly curator, El Paso Zoo; and “Being Texan By • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the
outdoor mini-lecture series at Magoffin Home Nature, Where you Live, Work and Play” with Homeschooling Conference — The El Paso month at Veterans One Stop, 9565 Diana.
State historic Site, 1120 Magoffin is noon Joni B. Carswell, CEO and President, Texan By Homeschool Association Conference, “Every Meditation on the Twin Hearts is also offered 7-
Wednesday, April 10 with “The Benefits of Ear Nature. A short documentary film, “Moving the Child, Every Style,” is 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. every fourth Wednesday of the month at
Acupuncture” from The Wellness Center.” Bring a Giants” directed by Michael Ramsey and produced and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3-4, at Unity Church, and 10 to 11 a.m. every third
bagged lunch and some friends. Information: 533- by Ted Wood, will be shown. Westside Community Church, 201 E. Sunset, for Thursday of the month at Veterans One Stop.
5147, or Facebook. both current and prospective homeschool families. Donations welcome.
San Adams, speaker Janet Kirch, motivational guru Registration $45 per family; daycare available for
Dr. Luis Luna, and conference founder Aliana
‘Caffeine and Octane’ Cruise-ins —
Bazaars and fairs
additional cost. Exhibit hall is free and open to the
Apodaca. public. Registration:
Southwest Classic Car Club and the Coyote
Cobras host their monthly cruise-ins beginning at Architecture lecture — Texas Tech Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert
9 a.m. the second Saturday of the month (April University College of Architecture and El Paso Eckankar programs — Eckankar in Texas Crossing — The 14th annual market runs 9 a.m.
13) in the parking lot of Western Beverages, 6104 Museum of Art host a talk by architect Andrés hosts free programs at 3 p.m. selected Saturdays to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert
N. Mesa. Admission is free. Information: 584-8261 Jaque, founder of the Office for Political at El Paso Public Library Memorial Branch, 3200 Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park,
or Innovation, at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Copper. Information: (703) 434-1196 or eck- N.M. Well behaved pets on leash welcome;
museum, One Arts Festival Plaza, as part of its a brunch available for purchase. Information: (575)
Good2Know Classroom Series — Rio
Grande Cancer Foundation, 616 N Virginia, Suite
lecture series. Admission is free, but seating limit- Pranic Healing — L.I.G.H.T. (Lotus Integrated 589-0653, ext. 3,
ed to 220 people. Information: Group for Health and Transformation) hosts,
D, hosts the following Saturday classes 10 to
so/arch/. Pranic healing Clinics 3 to 5 p.m. the first Saturday or on Facebook at FarmersMarket.
11:30 a.m. Classes are free but space is limited;
Days of Remembrance ceremony — El of every month at Unity Church, 1420 Alabama Yoga classes are 9 to 10 a.m. every week. Cost:
call for reservations. Information: 562-7660 or
Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center’s annu- (at Gold). Clinic includes an overview of Pranic $10; bring a mat.
• April 13: Organic or Non-Organic Foods: Their al Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Days of Healing. Donations welcome. Information: 449-
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impact on your health and wallet, by Sofia
Maragoudakis. Reserve space by April 10.
• April 27: Chakras by Deb Grade. What chakras
are, where they’re located in the body, how to
optimize health through colors, sounds, positive
affirmations and more. Reserve space by April 24.
• A special lunchtime program is noon to 1:30
p.m. Monday, April 29, on “Women’s Sexual
Health & Wellness After Cancer,” by Jessica
Perreau, MSN. Lunch provided but reservations
Fitness & Health Yoga Classes are offered
through May 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and
Wednesdays with Deb Grado; and 11:30 a.m.-
12:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays with Linda
Bustamante. Free but donations welcome.
‘A Game of Thrones’ Night — Science fic-
tion and fantasy authors Natalie Wright and R. S.
Dabney of the Tipsy Nerds Book Club podcast
host “Game of Thrones” themed cocktails, games,
trivia, giveaways, and a free screening of the long
anticipated episode one of the final season 6:30 to
9:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Black Orchid
Lounge, 6127 N Mesa. Information: (512) 636-
9363 or
‘Game of Thrones’ at the Zoo — Fans of
the HBO series Game of Thrones can watch the
final season at El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano
Sundays, April 14-May 19. Doors open at 6 p.m.;
show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets: $45 for all six
episodes (through March 3); includes commemo-
rative wine glass or beer mug, and a stadium cush-
ion. Admission for individual episodes is $10. Age
18 and older only. Information: 212-0966, elpaso-, or on Facebook at ElPasoZoo.
Pre- and post-show events planned may include
Game of Thrones Bingo, animal encounters,
music, trivia, photo booth and more.
Red Raider Roadshow — Deans, associate
deans and other representatives from Texas
Tech’s academic colleges will discuss the more
than 100 majors, plus minors, specializations and
other programs 5:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, April 15,
at El Paso Convention Center. Current Texas
Tech students will describe the traditions, spirit
and campus activities. Admission is free; register
Information: (806) 742-1480.
Cultivate Forum — The forum on local food
systems and sustainability is 5:30 p.m. Thursday,
April 18, at El Paso Community Foundation’s
Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon Street.
Admission is free; light refreshments served.
Information: Gary Williams, 533-4020 or
The April forum features four presentations: ”A

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April Roundup For a good cause
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‘Lucha & Cultura’ — The multicultural
family experience in benefit of “Last Thursdays
Sportscard and Toy Collectible Show —
El Paso” will showcase artists and Lucha Libre
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Sunland
wrestling matches 3-8:30 p.m. Sunday, March
Park Mall, hosted by J & M Sportscards.
31, at Vaqueras Discotheque Patio, 8750
Information: 222-5458.
Gateway East. An art exhibit will feature works
915 Pop-Up Market — The Outlet Shoppes by El Paso, Las Cruces, Juarez and New
at El Paso features the market 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mexico artists. Admission is $10 ($25 for ring-
Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14, with more side; $15 for second row). Kids under 10 free.
than 35 vendors. Information: theoutletshoppe- Information: or 623-696-1591. The market will also feature spe-
cialty foods, live music, a free play area for chil-
‘Starry Night: The Stars of Arts and
dren, an interactive fountain and patio bar.
Sciences’ — The fundraising gala event for
NMSU’s College of Arts and Sciences is Friday,
Big Bend Gem and Mineral Show — April 5, at NMSU’s Center for the Arts in Las
April 19-21, at Alpine Civic Center, 801 W. Cruces, 1000 E. University. Reception is at 5:30
Holland in Alpine, Texas. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., followed by awards at 7 p.m. Funds go
p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. towards Aggie Jumpstart program. Tickets: $25.
Sunday. Admission is free. Information: (432) 729- RSVP at (575) 646-5886 or
4526 or This year’s honorees: Price Kagey, physicist and
Four2Zero Fest Art Show & Market — former CIA member; Don Foster, Golden Globe-
Kaleidoscope Art Space presents the 2nd annual winning television writer and producer for
show and market 6 p.m. to noon Friday, April “Roseanne,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Mike and
19, at German Pub, 9530 Viscount, with local art, Molly” and “Big Bang Theory”; Alejandro Lugo,

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pro-cannabis education, live performances and sociocultural anthropologist specializing in the
more. Admission is free; pet friendly. Sponsored study of culture, gender and history at the
by El Paso NORML, Four2Zero Soap, and Buena U.S./Mexico border; and Wanda Bowman, presi-
Vida Wellness. Information: 630-4867 or dent of Ashley Home Furnishings in Las Cruces.
This Easter don’t go hunting for eggs… Entertainment includes a performance from “My
Fair Lady” by NMSU’ Theatre students.
Your delicious eggs are waiting for you Mission Trail Art Market — Area artisans
and craftspeople display their fine arts and crafts March Against Child Abuse — Project
At your favorite restaurant, Village Inn, of course,
for their 11th season 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the CHANCE hosts the 6th annual walk to raise
Leave the egg hunting for the little girls and boys third Sunday of the month March through awareness and prevention of child abuse 10 a.m.
And give them a nice treat afterwards! November (April 21, May 19) in the historic Saturday, April 6, at Cleveland Square, 510 N.

Have an Eggstra special Easter!

Veteran’s Memorial Plaza in San Elizario, with arts Santa Fe. Participation is free. Information: proj-
and crafts, music, reenactments, food and more. or on Facebook.
Pets welcome. Admission is free. Information: Relay for Life — The American Cancer Society
El Paso: 1500 Airway •  7144 Gateway East • 4757 Hondo Pass • 2929 N. Mesa 851-0093 or hosts the annual event 4 p.m. to midnight
6440 N. Mesa • 7801 N. Mesa •  2275 Trawood •  1331 N. Zaragoza • 3464 Joe Battle Saturday, April 6, at Burges High School, 7800
Las Cruces: 1435 S. Valley •  445 S. Telshor Clendenin Craft Fair — The Clendenin Edgemere. Participation is free for all ages.
Elementary School PTA hosts Mother’s Day Information: 633-1231 or
Celebration Craft Fair 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, The Las Cruces event is 4 p.m. to midnight
April 27, at the school, 2701 Harrison. Children Saturday, April 13, at Las Cruces High School,
will perform about every 45 minutes. Food also 1755 El Paseo.
sold. Information: 236-5300.
March Madness symphony fundraiser —
The 22nd annual fundraiser benefiting the El Paso
Punk Rock Flea Market — Events are fami-
Symphony Orchestra’s education and outreach
ly-friendly, and free to attend. Information: 478-
programs is Monday, April 8, at the El Paso
9971, or
Country Club, featuring the NCAA Men’s
on Facebook. Punk Rock Bowling and Market is 2
Basketball Championship finals on several wide-
to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Oasis Lanes,
screen televisions. Games begin about 7 p.m.,
1660 N Zaragoza, with vintage, oddities and col-
pre-game activities and dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets
lectibles music, food, booze, arcade games, bil-
to be announced. Information, reservations: 532-
liards and more.
3776 or
Cruces ‘Kids Can’ Spring Bazaar — The The March Madness Golf Tournament is 1 p.m.;
marketplace featuring young entrepreneurs is 9 registration at 10:30 a.m. and lunch at 11 a.m.
a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, during the
weekly Farmer’s Market Downtown, on Main
Ralph’s Ride — The Anthony Rotary Club’s
2nd annual motorcycle rally and poker run begins
Street Las Cruces. Kids aged 6-16 are invited to
at noon Saturday, April 13. Cost is $20 per bike
create a business plan, develop a product or serv-
($25 for bike and passenger). Registration is 11
ice and then open for business at our market-
a.m. to noon at VFW Post 4384, 1580 N. Fourth,
place. Information:
Anthony NM. The memorial run benefits local
Downtown Artist and Farmers Market schools. Information: (915) 525-7982 or
— The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural
Affairs Department’s market for area artists and
regionally grown agricultural products is 9 a.m. to
Candlelighters Fashion Show — Savers at
1700 N. Zaragoza Rd. #161 host the Spring
1 p.m. each Saturday in the Union Plaza District
Fashion Show for Candlelighters of El Paso from
along Anthony Street. Information: 212-1780 or
noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13. The show
dresses up children who are being treated for
Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market — cancer “in their favorite looks, makeup and to
More than 230 permanent vendors in arts, crafts, boost their confidence and morale.” Admission is
produce, baked goods and other food items are free. Information: 849-1936.
offered at the market 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesdays and Saturdays along a 7-block area of
Segundo Barrio Person of the Year —
The Sacred Heart community will honor the
Main Street, Downtown. Information: (575) 541-
Sisters of Loretto with its 5th annual dinner at
2288 or
6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Epic Railyard
Upper Valley Artists and Farmers Event Center, 2201 E. Mills. Cocktails served at
Market — The artist and farmers market is 11 5:30 p.m. All proceeds to benefit Sacred Heart
a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, at the Substation on Church. Tickets: $100. RVSP, information: Gracie
Doniphan at Sunset. Admission is free. Cain, 999-1781 or
Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist & Related events include a bicycle parade at 9
Farmers Market.
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April Roundup East-A-vaganza — The annual family concert
and parade is noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 20,
Cont’d from Page 8 at Biggs Park, 11388 Sgt. Major Blvd. Free bouncy
houses, photos with the Easter Bunny, face paint-
a.m. Saturday, April 27, from San Ignacio Church ing and Egg Quest for prizes. Lawn chairs, coolers
to Sacred Heart Church, followed by food and and blankets welcome. No pets, glass or alcohol
activities. Mass is noon Sunday, April 28, at allowed. Information: 588-8247 or
Sacred Heart Church.
Moms, Muscles and Mimosas — The
YWCA Women’s Benefit luncheon — women’s fitness competition is 8:30 a.m. to noon
Kendra Scott, entrepreneur and philanthropist Saturday, May 11, at the Turf Field behind Soto
known for her jewelry designs, is guest speaker Physical Fitness Center. Open to all female com-
for the 26th annual benefit luncheon 11:30 a.m. petitors with an optional parent and child (ages
Thursday, April 25, at El Paso Convention 12-17) event. Pre-register at Soto or Stout PFCs.
Center, One Civic Center Plaza. Tickets: $100 Cost is $30 (includes t-shirt); $10 extra for child.
($1,000 tables). Information: 519-0000, wom- Late registration May 2-8 is $5 extra. All competi- or tors 21 and older can enjoy free mimosas after
Scott is chairman, CEO, and founder of Kendra the event. Non-alcoholic beverages available.
Scott, LLC., known for its jewelry and home and Open to the public. Information: -744-5790
beauty products. Her awards include EY Workshop is 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at
Entrepreneur of the Year, Outstanding Mother of Soto PFC; Cost is for $10.
the Year by the Mother’s Day Council and Texas
Businesswoman of the Year by the Women’s Old Ironsides Mud Challenge — The 7th
Chamber of Commerce;. annual 4-mile, 16-obstacle challenge is Saturday,
May 4, at the Air Assault Obstacle Course and
Whole Hog BBQ — Down Syndrome Rappel Tower at Abernathy Park at Jeb Stuart and
Coalition for El Paso (DSCEP), hosts its 4th annual Pershing just inside the Buffalo Soldier gate on
fundraising barbecue at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, Fort Bliss. Three waves available; first one starting
at Keepa’s Park, 5199 Grove East in Sunland Park, at 9 a.m. Open to youth and adults; however,
with barbecue and vegetarian offerings, cornhole runners under age 16 must compete with a parent
tournament, live music and raffle drawings. Guests or guardian. Cost (through May 9): $40 ($25 DoD
are encouraged to wear cowboy boots and jeans ID card holders, $20 active-duty and children 14
and come ready to eat and dance. Cost: $100; and younger). Onsite registration is 7:30 to 10:30
sponsorships available. Information: a.m. ($10 extra fee). Register at Soto, Stout and
St. Pius X Tardeada — The St. Pius X Milam Physical Fitness Centers or online at
Church’s Colonia Ministry will host a fundraising Information: 744-5785.
tardeada to 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at
church’s Community Center, 1050 N. Clark, with Club news
dancing to oldies, Latin and country music. Bring
snacks and food; soft drinks provided. Admission: Westside Welcome Club — Information:
$10. Information: 757-9395 or The free newcomer
coffee is 10 a.m. Friday, April 5, at Clara’s Brass
oLotería — Creative Kids hosts a night of Bingo Teapot, 1071 Country Club Road, Suite L.
benefiting the Creative Kids program at 6:30 p.m. The monthly luncheon is 11 a.m. Wednesday,
Thursday, May 2, at its Olo Gallery, 504 San April 10, at the Double Eagle in Mesilla. Fashion
Francisco. Tickets: $50; includes Loteria card, show by Emerald Isle. Cost for lunch: $22 (for
food and drink; available at creativekidsolostore. vegetarian options, indicate with reservation). Information: 533-9675. Send check by April 5 to WWC, PO Box 13167,
YLM Gala — Ysleta Lutheran Mission Human 79913, or bring to monthly coffee.
Care hosts its gala dinner Friday, May 3, at Germania Club — The Germania Club of El
Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, 1 Ardovino Drive in Paso’s monthly meeting is 11:30 a.m. Thursday,
Sunland Park. Tickets: $125. Information: 858- April 11, at Underwood Golf Course 3200 Coe,
2588 or on Fort Bliss. Newcomers welcome. Information,
Animal Rescue League’s ‘Dinner with reservation: 755-5471.
Friends’ — Animal Rescue League of El Paso’s El Paso Christian Women’s Connection
18th annual fundraising gala is 6 to 10 p.m. — The group hosts its April luncheon at 11:30
Saturday, May 4, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, a.m. Tuesday, April 16, at El Paso Radisson
One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. Ticket infor- Hotel, 1770 Airway (use south entrance), with
mation: 877-5002 or speaker Dr. Vera Carter Shields and special fea-
March for Babies — The annual March of ture, “Breads by Barbara.” Reservations by April
Dimes fundraiser is 9 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at El 12. Cost: $15 (cash only). Reservations: 449-3349.
Paso Community College Valle Verde Campus, Woman’s Department Lunch — The
919 Hunter, with family activities, t-shirt contests, Woman’s Department of the Greater El Paso
refreshments, giveaways and more. Participation Chamber of Commerce hosts a general meeting
is free; but donations accepted. Registration 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 18, with lunch at
begins at 8 a.m. Donations made at marchforba- noon by EPCC’s Culinary Arts Department at Proceeds support research their “Club 1309,” Building B at the
and programs to help moms have full-term preg- Administrative Service Center, 9050 Viscount.
nancies and healthy babies. Academic Achievement Award will be given to a
The Las Cruces March for Babies is Saturday, student. Cost: $20; check to WDGEPCC, 9201
April 27. Location, information: (575) 523-2627. Edgemere, 79925. Information: 755-6193.
Club Friendship — The club meets at 11 a.m.
Fort Bliss Tuesday, April 23, at St. Paul’s Methodist
Monti Warrior Zone Tournaments — The Church, 7000 Edgemere. Program is “Travel in
recreation center is at 21171 Medic Ave (east side the Australian Countryside” presented by Dick
of Fort Bliss). Entry fee per person is $15 Sears. Cost: $10, includes lunch. Open to the
(includes t-shirt and one drink). Open to the pub- public. RSVP by Friday, April 19: 591-2326.
lic, ages 18 and older. Information: 741-3000. International Coin Club — El Paso’s only
• Sand Volleyball Tournament, 4 to 10 p.m. coin club meets at 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. the second
Friday, April 12. Upcoming tournaments are May Monday of the month at St. Paul’s United
10 and June 14. Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere, with presen-
• Dragon Ball Fighter Z Gaming Tournament, 10 tations and auction to follow. Visitors always wel-
a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 27. come, and admission free for first-time visitors.
• 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, 4 to 10 p.m. Information: 533-6001, 241-6977 or on Facebook.
Saturday, April 27. Future basketball tournaments
are May 10 (3-point shooting) and June 14
(HORSE). Please see Page 15
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sive video footage and music arrangements, syn-
chronized lighting, electronic percussion, live
action and interactive segments.
King & Country — The Christian rock band
performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at
Bad Bunny — One of biggest rising stars in the top-rated specials in Comedy Central history, Abraham Chavez Theatre, in support of their 3rd
Latin trap music performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, a bestselling book, and CD and DVD sales of over studio album, “Burn the Ships.” Tickets: $20-$65;
March 31, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. 10 million units. White also be seen in the new VIP tickets $100 (Ticketmaster).
Tickets: $61-$151 (Ticketmaster). Showtime series “Roadies.” This theatrical, laser/led video wall-filled concert
George Thorogood and the Destroyers features the band’s hits such as “God Only
‘Something Rotten’ — Broadway in El Paso
— The blues-rock band’s “Good to Be Bad Tour” Knows,” “joy.,” “Fix My Eyes,” “Shoulders,” and
presents the comedy musical is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
celebrates 45 years of rock at 8 p.m. Saturday, “Priceless.”
and Wednesday, April 2-3, at the Plaza Theatre.
Tickets: $30-$70(Ticketmaster). Information: 231- April 6, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets range from ‘FRIENDS! The Musical Parody’ — The
1111 or $ $39.50 to $65 (Ticketmaster). Off-Broadway hit is 7 p.m. Friday, April 19, at
Set in 1595, a local soothsayer foretells that the Since 1975, they’ve sold over 15 million albums, the Plaza Theatre. The comedic musical lovingly
future of theatre involves singing, dancing and act- built a classic catalog of hits (including “Bad to the pokes fun at TV’s “Friends” celebrating the adven-
ing at the same time, so brother Nick and Nigel Bone”), and played more than 8,000 live shows, tures of a group of 20-something friends as they
Bottom set out to write the world’s very first including 70 shows in 2018. Led by Thorogood on navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s
musical. guitar, the band includes Jeff Simon on percussion, Manhattan. Recommended for mature audiences.
Bill Blough on bass, Jim Suhler on guitar, and Tickets: $19.50 to $74.50 (Ticketmaster).
Ron ‘Tater Salad’ White — The cigar-smok-
Buddy Leach on saxophone. It’s a typical day at New York’s only coffee shop,
ing, scotch-drinking stand-up comic from the
The group is its fifth year of supporting the Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride
“Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon makes his
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by donating enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of
return to El Paso with his new show at 8 p.m.
$1 from each ticket and all of the net proceeds second gear. The new musical recreates favorite
Thursday, April 4, at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets:
from the sale of LLS branded Destroyers shirts. moments from all 10 years of Friends through an
$43 to $53 (Ticketmaster).
Vitaly — The popular illusionist closes the uncensored, fast-paced, music-filled romp. Songs
White has three Grammy nominations, two of
2018/2019 Premier Series season with “An include “We’re On a Break!,” “How you Doin’?”
Evening of Wonders” at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6, “Oh. My. God. It’s Janice!” and more.
at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 MRAC Indie/Folk Series — Mimbres Region
New York Ave. Alamogordo. Vitaly has mystified Arts Council’s Indie/Folk Series performance
fans from all over the world, including Las Vegas series concludes with the bluesy husband and wife
superstars Penn & Teller whom he has successful- duo of Case and Heather Tanner 7:30 p.m.
ly fooled on their hit TV show. Tickets: $18, $30 Saturday, April 20, at the Buckhorn Opera House
and $40. Information: (575) 437-2202 or in Pinos Altos, near Silver City, N.M. Tickets: $20 per show. Information: (575) 538-2505 or mim-
Vitaly also performs at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 7,
at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Timeless - Ladies of Motown — The Las
Cruces Downtown Mall. Tickets: $25; $15 12 and Vegas-based group sings Motown classics, with a
younger. Information: (575) 541-2290 or splash of DooWop at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the
Chayanne — The Latin pop superstar returns Las Cruces Downtown Mall. The four singers per-
for the second leg of his “Desde El Alma” tour at form hit from the Shirelles, Marvelettes, Mary
7 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Wells, Supremes, Chantels, Crystals and more.
Center. His El Paso performance in September Tickets: $23.50. Information: (575) 541-2290 or
for the first leg of his tour sold out. Tickets start
at $61 to $151 (Ticketmaster). Chayanne has Tribute Concerts on the Plaza — In cele-
released 21 solo albums and has sold more than bration of graduation season, the City of Las
30 million albums worldwide. Cruces will host two downtown concerts honor-
Morat — The Colombian folk-pop group per- ing some of world’s best-known performers at
forms at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at The Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 N Main.
Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $21-$110 (Ticketmaster). A Selena tribute starring Karla Perez is 8 p.m.
Marco Antonio Solis — The five-time Latin Thursday, April 25, following an opening band.
Grammy Award winning Mexican musician pres- Perez, originally from Guadalajara, won first place
ents his “La Historia Continua” 2019 Tour at 8 at age 18 in a Selena singing competition and her
p.m. Saturday, April 13, at UTEP’s Don Haskins career exploded, taking her to some of the
Center. Tickets: $52-$172; VIP Packages $229- biggest stages in Mexico and the U.S. Tickets: $10
$429 (Ticketmaster). in advance; $15 at the door.
A Prince + Queen tribute is at 6:30 p.m. Friday,
Video Games Live — El Paso Symphony May 10, with Purple Madness kicking off the
Orchestra presents the Video Game Multimedia show, featuring Bobby Miller, followed by Queen
Symphonic Concert Experience at 8 p.m. Nation. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door.
Saturday, April 13, at the Plaza Theatre. Includes Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
music from Final Fantasy, Zelda, Mario, Kingdom Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Two-show packages are
Hearts, Metal Gear Solid, Skyrim, Castlevania, $20 through April 25. Admission is free for age 12
Halo, World of Warcraft, Pokemon and many and under will at both concerts. Tickets at
more. Tickets: $30-$75 (Ticketmaster). Information: (575) 541-2361.
Video Games Live, created by composer
Tommy Tallarico, is a multimedia concert intro-
ducing “families, video game enthusiasts and non-
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Here’s the Ticket the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko. With a
mix of storytelling, song, and comedy, the event
Cont’d from Page 10

Los Angeles Azules — The internationally

showcases the artistry of the two longtime
friends, who both have had major comedic
careers in both TV and film. The show includes
El Paso Artists
popular cumbia sinfoncia group performs at 8:30 Steve Martin’s banjo-playing and Martin Short’s
p.m. Friday, April 26, at El Paso County
Coliseum. Tickets: $40-$125 (Ticketmaster).
Los Ángeles Azules was formed in Mexico City
singing and celebrity impersonations. Tickets:
$79.75-$299 (Ticketmaster).
Studio Tour
by the Mejía Avante family in 1976. The group,
Alejandra Guzmán — The Mexican rock
diva, “La Rockera,” brings her La Guzmán Tour to APRIL 27-28 & May 4-5
10 am-5 pm Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. FREE.
which specializes in grupera music, released the
El Paso at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at El Paso
album “Inolvidables” in 1996 and have since pro-
County Coliseum. Tickets: $65 to $120
duced more than 30 hit albums.
For directions, go to
Pancho Barraza — The Mexican singer-song-
writer performs at 9 p.m. Friday, May 3, at The
Metalachi — The world’s only heavy metal
mariachi band performs 7 p.m. Friday June 14, at
Plaza Theater. Tickets: $59-$119 (Ticketmaster).
Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Mai, Las Cruces. APRIL 27 & 28 May 4-5
The Piano Guys — The Piano Guys return to Admission: $15. Information: (575) 541-2290 or
El Paso with their highly original blend of classical WESTSIDE DOWNTOWN
music and pop at 8 p.m. Friday, May 3, at
Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $59-$79; VIP
Jeff Dunham — The master comedian and ven-
Juan Stockmeyer Hal Marcus Studio
515 Hague Rd., 726-1109
triloquist and his slightly demented posse of pup-
tickets $134.50 (Ticketmaster)
pets perform at 5 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday, & Gallery
Slayer — The trash metal legends perform at 6 June 15, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $55 to 1319 N. Oregon, 533-9090
p.m. Sunday, May 5, at UTEP’s Don Haskins $70. VIP packages are $151. (Ticketmaster).
Center, with Lamb of God, Amon Amarth and Guest Artist: Diego “Robot”
Melinda Etzold
Cannibal Corpse. Tickets: $43-$83; VIP packages
Luis Miguel — 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6, to Studio/Gallery
4332 Donnybrook 603-6622
UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $83.20 to
are $192 (Ticketmaster).
$263; VIP packages $265-$995 (Ticketmaster). The Art Junction
Beginnings: The Ultimate Tribute to 500 W. Paisano (at Durango)
Chicago — Showtime! El Paso closes its season Kansas — Sunday, July 21, at the Plaza Theatre. 534-7377
Tickets at
with a tribute to the golden age of Chicago at 7 Francisco Romero Carolina Villarreal, Glenn Tritten-
p.m. Saturday May 11, at the Abraham Chavez Nelly, TLC and Flor Rida — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Art Studio
109 Argonaut, Apt. 103, 873-0357 Artist C. Manny Guerra, Rosario
bach, Gummi Thordarson & Guest
Theatre. Individual tickets are $30 ($10 ages 6-18, Aug. 27, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets:
and student up to age 25 with ID). Information: $32.75-$72.75 VIP: $150-$250. (Ticketmaster).
Acosta, Rodrigo Armijo, Mario Ulloa,
247-2726, pr Maná — 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Tracy Navar, Cesar Barraza, Don UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $62.75- Beene, Gloria Gomez Kilkenny,
Gran Baile Dia de las Madres — The $222.75; Platinum, $429.50-$899 VIP packages Raafat Maximos
Art Nova - Maximos Art
Alisha Hagen, James Chispa, Erica
Mothers Day Dance is 8 p.m. Saturday, May 11, $325-$775 (Ticketmaster).
Atelier, Sunland Park Mall
Zamora Murill, John Collins, Abel de
at El Paso County Coliseum, with Roberto Tapia
and La Adictiva Banda San Jose de Mesillas.
Maluma — 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, Don 750 Sunland Park Dr., la Rosa, Adalberto Ley, Jr., Vera
Tickets: $25-$60 (Ticketmaster).
Haskins Center. Tickets: $61-$352.
433-7639 Contreras, Ann James Massey,
La Adictiva — Friday, Oct. 4, Plaza Theatre Aliceann T. Rangel, Rudy Gutierrez:
Wisin & Yandel — The multiplatinum Latin Friday, Oct. 4 (Ticketmaster). Photo Lab, Angel Ortis and Karla
pop and reggaetón rappers, both from Cayey,
Sin Bandera y Camila — 8 p.m. Saturday, Carmen Navar Zanelli
Puerto Rico, bring their “Como Antes Tour” to
the El Paso County Coliseum at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $35- Studio & Gallery
May 18, Tickets start at $46 (Ticketmaster). $200. (Ticketmaster). 6320 Falling Star, 833-4635 CENTRAL
Gloria Trevi — 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Don
Lil Pump and Lil Skies — The rap and hip- Guest Artist: Richard Cadenhead
hop artists perform at 7 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Haskins Center, with special guest Karol G. Ho Baron
El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $41-$86; VIP Tickets: $33.50-$163.50 (Ticketmaster). 2830 Aurora, 562-7820
Cheryl L. Kilian-Hoffer
packages, $56-$199 (Ticketmaster). Hozier — 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at the
Abraham Chavez Theatre with guest Freya 5857 Via Cuesta, 433-9344
Cardi B — The superstar rapper and hip-hop
artist, who this year became the first female solo Ridings. Tickets: $29.50-$59.50 (Ticketmaster). Guest Artist: Stella Ruiz Mago Gandara
artist to win a Grammy for Best Rap Album, will Styx — 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, Abraham el mundo de la mago
perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the El Chavez Theatre at Tickets: $39.85-$69.75; VIP
Candy & Charlie 2918 Altura Ave., 694-4289
Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets packages $176-$347. (Ticketmaster). Mayer
are $80-$600 (Ticketmaster). 1317 Tierra Roja, 581-4971 Guest Artist: Eugene Jesse Henry
New Kids On the Block — The 1980s “boy Venues & series Instagram/Facebook:
band” legends bring their Mix Tape Tour to El
Paso at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at UTEP’s El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway. Shows CandyMayerArtist NORTHEAST
Don Haskins Center, with special guests hip-hop are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Yvonne Gonzales Hinojosa
3727 Sunrise Ave, 478-0216
icons Salt N Pepa, Naughty By Nature, and pop
Teresa Fernandez
Tickets: $6 Thursday, $12 Friday and Saturday; $8
stars Tiffany and Debbie Gibson. Tickets: $33.20- CreArte Art Studio
$83.20; VIP seats at various prices (Ticketmaster). Sunday, except as listed. Closed Easter Sunday, 7815 Helen Of Troy, Ste A 613-7817
NEEDTOBREATHE — The Grammy-nomi-
April 21. Age 17 and older admitted. VIP Booths www.artacademyby
nated Christian rock band presents their Acoustic
$10 more per ticket for all shows; available at EAST
Live Tour at 7 p.m. Friday, May 24, at the
Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233),
Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $39.50-$89.50 Martha Arzabala
10124 Trinidad Dr., 301-7351 or on Facebook at El Paso UPPER VALLEY
Comic Strip.
Neon Desert Music Festival — The 9th • March 28-31: Ahmed Ahmed, with feature act Pam Schuster
annual music festival 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday Stuart Thompson 5536/5540 Westside Dr. Guest Artist: Margara Gallegos
and Sunday, May 25-26, in Downtown El Paso, • April 4-7: D.J. Sandhu, with feature act Myles 432-208-7957
with headliners including Wiz Khalifa, Rezz, Steve Weber Angie-Michelle
Aoki and Tory Lanez. Early bird tickets now on • April 11-14: Rubio & Amiracle Guest artists: Lisa Magnano Craig
sale. Two-day general admission is $99 (VIP pack- & Susanna Visconti McDonald Just Inspired Studio
3832 Tierra Fiji Ln., 479-0756
• April 18-20: Julio Gonzalez
ages $259 and $499). Payment plans available. • April 25-28: J.R. Brow
Information: or on Facebook. • May 2-5: John Wessling. Krystyna Robbins
5070 Yucca Pl., 584-0953
Omar Chaparro — The singer, comedian, Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana, www.krystyna
actor and media personality performs at 8 p.m. specializing in metal and hard rock. For all ages MISSION VALLEY
Saturday, May 25, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: event; all those under 21 charged a surcharge.
Nina Eaton
506 Shadow Willow Dr. 630-3013
$49.99-$89.99 (Ticketmaster). Some tickets available under Gaspar Enriquez 1456 Main St, San Elizario
Steve Martin and Martin Short — The 591-7625 or on
two American comedy legends’ “Now Your See Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
Guest Artist: Catherine Water- 892-0995
Them, Soon You Won’t” show is 8 p.m. Friday, • Aborted’s “Hell Over North America Tour” is 7
house (
May 31, at Abraham Chavez Theatre, featuring
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Here’s the Ticket • Night Beats — The psychedelic/garage rock
band performs 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, with
Cont’d from Page 11 Cosmonauts and Nalgadas. Tickets: $15.
• The Marias — The psychedelic-soul group from
p.m. Tuesday, April 2, with Cryptopsy, Los Angeles performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, April
Benighted, Hideous Divinity and local band 24. Tickets: $15.
Beyond Terror. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at • Lucki — 9 p.m. Thursday, April 25. USA Dance — USA Dance Las Cruces NM Terry Crane Rope Performance
the door. All ages show. • The Drums — 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, with Chapter #5058, hosts an afternoon dance 2:45 to Workshop — Project In Motion hosts a work-
• Modern Color — 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, with Tanukichan. Tickets: $25. 5 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Belton Bridge Center, shop with Terry Crane, veteran of the big top and
No Sun and local bands. Tickets: $8. • Blac Rabbit — The psychedelic rock band per- 1214 E. Madrid in Las Cruces. Free Merengue les- the stage, April 14-20. Information: (575) 208-
• Oh Sleeper and the Agony Scene — 7 p.m. forms at 10 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Tickets: $10. son is 2 to 2:45 p.m. Admission: $10 ($5 mem- 4413, or on Facebook.
Tuesday, April 16, with Earth Groans and local • Strawberry Girls — 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 30. bers); free for age 12 and younger. Information: Contra Dance — The Southern New Mexico
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Jerry, (575) 639-3993 or Facebook at Music and Dance Society’s monthly contra dance
• Payless Ghouls — The Ghost tribute band per-
Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Information: 1-877- USADanceLasCruces. is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Mesilla
forms at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Tickets: $10.
• Trash band Graveyard Witch performs at 8 277-5677 or Circus Arts Week — Project In Motion, 430 Community Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago in Las
p.m. Thursday, April 25. Admission: $5. • Urban Cowboy Reunion featuring Mickey Gilley N. Compress in Las Cruces, hosts a week of aerial Cruces. This month features music by West Texas
• Psycroptic — 7 p.m. Monday, April 29, with and Johnny Lee is Friday, April 5. $29-$49. workshops presented by Acrobat Conundrum’s band The Muletones. Caller is Lonnie Ludeman.
guest Cannabis Corpse, Gorod, Micawber and • Yolanda Del Rio — The Mexican actress and Terry Crane April 13-20, for intermediate and Beginners’ lessons at 7:30 p.m.; no partner or
local band Soren. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 day ranchera singer performs Saturday, April 6, with advanced students. Cost: $210 for entire session. experience needed. Cost: $6 ($4 youth; $15 fami-
of show. Beatriz Adriana. Tickets start at $29. Loop Master Class only: $90. Dynamic Vertical ly). Information: (575) 522-1691 or
Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Rope only; $50 (two sessions) and $70 (four ses- International Day of Dance — Branigan
Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Doors
Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information: (575) sions). Individual class cost for Partnering, Cultural Center’s 11th annual celebration of dance
open one hour prior to show time. Concerts are
336-4800 or Beginning Beats, and Rope and Fabric workshops: is 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Rio
all ages, unless otherwise listed. Surcharge for
• The Satin Dolls ‘Sing, Swing and Sizzle!’ – 7 $35 each. Information: (575) 208-4113, pim- Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall in Las
ages under 21. Tickets at
p.m. Saturday, April 13, Tickets: $39-$65. Schedule: Cruces, featuring multicultural performances for
• Kero Kero Bonito — The London indie band
• ‘Jump Jive & Wail’ starring the Jive Aces – 7 all ages. Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-
performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 9. Tickets:
p.m. Saturday, April 27, with: actress/vocalist Circus Arts Kids Sessions hosted by Crane are 2154 or Facebook (Branigan Cultural Center).
Makinna Ridgeway. Tickets: $39-$65. April 14-20 for ages 10-14. Must be intermediate
• San Holo — The Dutch DJ/producer performs Easter Tardeada — St Pius X Parish Colonia
climber to attend aerial classes. Cost: $100 full
at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, with Melvv, ‘Broadway in El Paso’ 2019-2020 — El session; $20 single class. Ministry hosts the dance 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday,
Taska Black and Eastghost. Tickets: $20. Paso Electric presents El Paso Live’s 16th annual April 28, at St. Pius, Geronimo at Clark. Dance
Performances are 7 to 8 p.m. Friday and
• Lydia — India rock band from Arizona performs Broadway series at the Plaza Theatre. Season to music by the El Paso Starliners. BYOB and
Saturday, April 19-20.
8 p.m. Sunday, April 14, with local acts TBA. ticket packages and group tickets now on sale. snacks. Sodas provided. Cost: $10. Tickets avail-
Tickets: $15. Six-show packages begin at $250. Information: Afternoon Tea Dance — USA Dance able at the office at 1055 Clark until April 26 and
• Ben Kweller with Little Dan — 9 p.m. Monday, 231-1111, or on Chapter 5017 hosts a tea dance 2 to 5 p.m. at the door April 28. Information: 772-3226.
April 15. Facebook at Broadway in El Paso. Sunday, April 14, at Shundo Ballroom & Dance
• Kristian Nairn — The Irish actor (Hodor in Studio, 120 Paragon. Dance to rhythms like coun- ‘Gala Mexicana’ — Compañía de Ballet
• Oct. 22-27: “Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the
“Game of Thrones”) and DJ performs 10 p.m. try/western two Step, waltz, cha cha cha, salsa, Clásico de Maru Becerra presents the Cinco de
Chocolate Factory.”
Saturday, April 20. Tickets: $20. tango, swing, hustle, cumbia and more. A Mayo celebration at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at
• Nov. 19-20: “Blue Man Group.”
• US Girls — The experimental pop project of Nightclub 2 Step dance lesson by Mando Adobe Horseshoe Theatre, Main, in San Elizario,
• Feb. 25-26: “An American in Paris.”
American-Canadian musician and record producer Rodriguez is 2 to 2:45 p.m. Admission: 11; $7 with music by El Mariachi Alegre. Admission: $5.
• March 13-14: “Once.”
Meghan Remy is 8 p.m. Sunday, April 21. Local members and military, $5 students. Information: Information: 976-7077, or
• April 7-12: “Les Misérables.”
acts TBA. Tickets: $12. Raquel, 345-6432 or Veronica, 253-7876. on Facebook.
• June 9-10: “Waitress.”

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Early Music Concert — Sprezzatura Quartet UTEP Department of Music — Fox Fine
presents a concert of Renaissance and Baroque Arts Recital Hall. Performances are at 7:30 p.m.
music with short lectures on music history 1 to except as listed. Information: 747-5606 or
2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Dorris Van
Doren Public Library, 5531 E. Redd. Admission is Admission: $5 Adults, $3 students, military and
free. Information: (818) 359-9075 or sprezzatu- seniors; free for UTEP students, faculty, staff, and age 12 and under, unless listed otherwise.
Concert followed by a recorder workshop for • The annual UTEP Choralfest is 6 to 8 p.m.
beginners; bring a recorder. Monday and Tuesday, April 15-16.
• Horn Choir Concert is Thursday, April 18.
EPSYO and EPSO ‘Side-by-Side’ • UTEP Horn Choir performs Friday, April 19.
Concert — Performers from El Paso Symphony • Layali Al-Sham, the Middle Eastern music
Youth Orchestras and El Paso Symphony ensemble, performs its spring recital Saturday,
Orchestra combine forces at the 13th annual Side- April 20.
by-Side performance directed by James Welsch at • UTEP Opera presents “Sister Angelica,” a one-
3 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at the Plaza Theatre, act opera, and Act II of “La Bohéme” at 7:30 p.m.
with musicians from the El Paso Symphony and El Friday and Sunday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April
Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras, and Tocando. 26 and 28. Admission: $12; $8 seniors and mili-
Tickets: $15-$34 ($10-$19 students, seniors, mili- tary, non-UTEP Students; $3 UTEP students, fac-
tary, music educators); available at ulty & staff.
Information: 532-3776 or 525-8978. • UTEP Wind Symphony performs Tuesday,
The show features more than 300 musicians, April 30.
more than 400 choir students, brass choirs, con- • UTEP Symphony and Concert Bands presents a
certo competition winner Josep Ferret, cello, per- joint concert Thursday, May 2.
forming a world premiere of Kate Whitley’s “I am, • A Violin/viola recital is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May
I say,” and other works by under-represented 5.
composers and musicians including Edouard Lalo, • Mariachi Concert is Tuesday, May 7.
Augusta Holmes, Mel Bonis, George Walker and • UTEP Symphony performs Thursday, May 9.
Richard Strauss. • UTEP High School Honors Orchestra Festival is
‘ 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11.
Hatikvah — Hope Reborn’ — Israel pianist • UTEP Children’s Choir is 6 p.m. Monday, May
Astrith Baltsan performs in the multi-media con- 13.
cert telling the story of Israel’s national anthem at • KKP Student Recital is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday,
5 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at UTEP’s Fox Fine May 15.
Arts Recital Hall. Tickets are $5; advance reserva- • Guest artist Erbeck Eryilmaz and the Hoppa
tions required at or call Project Composition Recital is Tuesday, May 21.
842-9554. Free parking at Sun Bowl garage. Lincoln Trio – The 2-Time Grammy nominated
The concert has been performed over 350 times Lincoln Trio will close out Pro-Musica’s 2018-
in 17 countries on five continents. The El Paso 2019 season wit performances at 7:30 p.m.
concert is underwritten by Stanlee and Gerald Wednesday, April 17, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts
Rubin, and Dana and Adam Frank. Recital Hall, and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at
NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall. Tickets: $25 ($20
‘Cruzar la Cara de la Luna’ — El Paso
senior/military; $5 students) Information: 747-
Opera, in celebration of its 25th season, presents
8163 or
the world’s first mariachi-based opera, at 7:30
Formed in 2003, the trio consists of violinist
p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 5-6, at the
Desirée Ruhstrat, cellist David Cunliffe and pianist
Abraham Chavez Theater, featuring Grammy-win-
Marta Aznavoorian. Their latest CD “Trio’s From
ning Mariachi Los Camperos. Sung in Spanish with
Our Homelands” was nominated for a 2017
English translation. Tickets: $25-$90
Grammy in the Best Chamber Music/Small
(Ticketmaster). Information: 581-5534,
Ensemble Performance Category. They also, or on Facebook.
earned a 2014 Grammy nomination for their role
“Cruzar la Cara de la Luna” is a blend of both
in the Naxos recording of James Whitbourn’s
opera and mariachi that chronicles three genera-
tions of a family separated by countries and cul-
tures. The show premiered in Houston and has El Paso Wind Symphony — The wind sym-
been performed around the country. As a phony directed by Ron Hufstader presents “Let’s
Mexican-American man deals with the approach- Go to the Circus” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April
ing death of his father, he is forced to face these 18, at Eastlake High School, 13000 Emerald Pass,
questions about his own place in the world— with concerto competition winners. Tickets: $10;
straddling two cultures—as well as that of his $5 students, military, seniors (Ticketmaster).
immigrant father and his American daughter. As Information: or on
long-buried secrets are revealed, he finds himself Facebook at El Paso Wind Symphony.
dramatically re-evaluating his own understanding Spring Piano Recitals — The El Paso Music
of what makes a family. Teachers Association hosts its students in classical
piano recitals at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21,
Video Games Live — El Paso Symphony
at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San
Orchestra presents the Video Game Multimedia
Marcial. Admission is free. Information: (915) 532-
Symphonic Concert Experience at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 13, at the Plaza Theatre. Includes
music from Final Fantasy, Zelda, Mario, Kingdom EPSO’s ‘Latin American Tour’ — El Paso
Hearts, Metal Gear Solid, Skyrim, Castlevania, Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bohuslav
Halo, World of Warcraft, Pokemon and many Rattay, presents its season finale with mariachi at
more. Tickets: $30-$75 (Ticketmaster). 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 26-27, in
Video Games Live, created by composer the Plaza Theatre. Selections include Bernstein’s
Tommy Tallarico, is a multimedia concert intro- Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story”,
ducing “families, video game enthusiasts and non- Marquez’s Danzon No. 2, Ginastera’s Estancia
gamers” to the symphonic experience with exclu- Four Dances, op. 8a and Moncayo’ “Huapango”
sive video footage and music arrangements, syn- accompanied by mariachi. Tickets: $16-$45; $9
chronized lighting, electronic percussion, live
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Program Notes
UTEP Opera Spring Production — The
Cont’d from Page 13 Opera presents Giacomo Puccini’s act opera
and $11 for students (Ticketmaster). Information: “Sister Angelica” and Act II of his “La Boheme” at
532-3776 or 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26
Opening notes with Dr. James Welsch are pre- and 28, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall.
sented at 6:30 p.m. each night in the Philanthropy Both works performed with chamber orchestra,
under the direction of James Welsch. Admission: Love Buzz — 3011 Pershing. Information: 257- Antonio. Howard’s exhibit on display 10 a.m. to 5
Theatre next to the Plaza. p.m. daily throughout the weekend.
$12; $8 seniors and military, non-UTEP Students; 3118 or on Facebook at LoveBuzz915.
$3 UTEP students, faculty & staff. Information: Slvthammer, Roger! and Nightshift perform 9 p.m. • Opening reception for “Toxicology of Splendor:
747-5606 or Saturday, April 6. Power Line Paintings and Drawings 2016-2019”
The program includes “Sister Angelica” present- featuring works by Alex Weinstein is 5 to 7 p.m.,
Oldies But Goodies — The group performs
ed in its entirety, directed by Jay Scratton. Sung in at Wrong Marfa, 110 W. Dallas with a live per-
hits from the 1950s and 60s at 7 p.m. Saturday,
English. Act II of “La Bohéme” is directed by formance from Les Enfants. Exhibit runs through-
April 6, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main
Cherry Duke. Sung in Italian. out the weekend.
in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall in Las Cruces.
• Khruangbin & Money Chicha concert is 7:30
Young Musicians recital — The finalists for Tickets: $10. Information: (575) 541-2290 or
p.m. at Marfa Visitor Center, 302 S. Highland.
this year’s Young Musicians Competition will per-
Tickets: $35.
form in recital 6 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Star Doug Adamz — Guitarist, composer and Friday, April 26:
City Studio, 120 W. Castellano. Students ages of 8 singer/songwriter Doug Adamz performs with • Curatorial walk through of Ballroom Marfa’s
and 19 competed for cash awards with classical Japhy Ryder, Paul Quattlebaum and Alberto spring exhibition with Laura Copelin and select
music repertoire. Admission is free; donations Vallejo at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at NM artists is 11 a.m. at Ballroom Marfa, 108 E. San
welcome. Information: 449-0619 or Vintage Wines, 2461 Calle de Principal in Mesilla. Antonio.
Information: 575) 523-9463. • Cass McCombs & Jess Williamson perform at
Mesilla Valley’s Got Talent — Mesilla Valley 1:30 p.m. at Marfa Visitor Center . Tickets: $25
Rotary Club’s 18th youth talent show competition • Jon Bap performs at 4 p.m. at the Capri, 603 W.
is 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the Rio Grande San Antonio. Tickets: $15
Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces • Jess Sah Bi & Peter One perform a free concert
Downtown Mall. Children from all over the coun- at 6 p.m. at Ballroom Marfa.
ty are invited to participate. Acts often include • Photay & Josey Rebelle perform at 8:30 p.m. at
singing, dancing, improvisational acting and music. El Cosmico, 802 S. Highland. Tickets $25.
Contestant benefit from coaching by local celebri- Saturday, April 27:
ties. Tickets: $5 general admission at the door. • Tim Hecker & The Konoyo Ensemble perform-
Information: ing a free show at 11:30 a.m. in the Arena, 1
Cavalry Row
Red, White and Blues Festival — Mesilla • Träd, Gräs och Stenar & Makaya McCraven per-
Valley Jazz and Blues Society hosts its 6th annual form at 1:30 p.m. at El Cosmico. Tickets: $35.
blues festival 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at St. • Superstar & Star free performance at 4 p.m. at
Clair Winery and Bistro, 1720 Avenida de Mesilla, Lost Horse, 306 E. San Antonio.
in Mesilla, N.M. with headliner Lucky Losers. Line • Deerhunter, Vivien Goldman, The Space Lady,
up includes Rockabilly Strangers, Border Blues All Jerry Paper, Special Guest perform at 6:30 p.m. at
Star Band and Pat “Guitar Slim” Chase. Bring a The Capri. Tickets: $55
lawn chair or blankets and sunscreen; no outside • OG Ron C & The Chopstars perform at 11:30
food or drink allowed; food and drink available for p.m. at The Capri.
purchase. Sunday, April 28:
Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door. • Emily A. Sprague performs at noon.
Information: • Annette Peacock & Nadah El Shazly perform at
Sofar Sounds — The Sofar “secret, intimate” 3 p.m.; location to be announced. Tickets: $45.
gigs, which celebrate live music in unique spaces, Other exhibits include artists Beatriz Cortez,
will host three diverse musicians at a secret loca- Candice Lin, and Fernando Palma Rodríguez 10
tion revealed the day before the show 7 to 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, at Ballroom Marfa, 108 E. San
p.m. Wednesday, April 24. BYOB Admission: $20 Antonio.
($15 students). RSVP required at Student discount at Also
La Parada — The monthly grassroots event cel-
Marfa Myths — Mexican Summer and ebrating local culture and lifestyles is 9 p.m. to 2
Ballroom Marfa hosts the 6th annual music festival a.m. the first Friday of the month (April 5) at San
and multidisciplinary cultural program April 25- Carlos Building, 501 Texas. Art market open all
28 at various venues with artists and musicians night. Information: 351-6023 or on Facebook at
from within and outside of the label’s roster laparadaep.
working creatively and collaboratively across
music, film, and visual arts contexts. Tickets: $220 Zin Valle Free Music Sundays — Zin Valle
all-access weekend pass; $45 Sunday show. Daily vineyard, 7315 Hwy 28 in Canutillo (3/4 mile
and individual show tickets are north of FM 259), hosts free live music 1 to 4
Information: (432) 729-3600. p.m. on selected Sundays. Guests may also enjoy
This year’s performers and artists in resident are wine tastings. Bring a picnic. Information: 877-
Natalie Anne Howard, Cate Le Bon, Connan 4544 or
Mockasin, Drugdealer, and Tim Presley. • April 7: Jessica Flores
Thursday, April 25: • April 14: April Ticket
• Free opening and Zine launch with Natalie Anne • April 28: Perfect on Paper
Howard is 5 p.m. at Marfa Studio of Arts, 106 San • May 5: Julio Ortiz.

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April Roundup Indian Cliffs Ranch — The working cattle
ranch in Fabens offers a children’s zoo, buffalo,
Cont’d from Page 9 longhorns, deer, rattlesnake pit, movie sets and
the Fort Apache playground. It’s also home to the
Area attractions famous Cattleman’s Steakhouse. Information:
El Paso Streetcars — The restored streetcars (915) 544-3200 or
run daily on two connected loop routes, covering Mesa Vista Wine Tasting Room — The
a total of 4.8 miles, from Father Rahm in South El new tasting room, which includes wine and craft
Paso to Glory Road in Kern Place. Hours of oper- beer, is at 3200 Hwy 28 in Anthony, N.M. (La
ation are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Union area at NM 28 and S. Vinton Road). Open
Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. The
a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. room also features the region’s only yarn shop
Fares: $1.50 ($3.50 day pass); $1 military and and local alpaca products. Live music featured
ages 6-18; 30 cents for seniors and disabled with 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays. Information: (915)
Sun Metro ID. 494-7248.
Information: 212-3333, or on
Facebook. Zin Valle Vineyards — 7315 Hwy 28 in
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259). Free tastings
1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland are noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday.
Park, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday Information: 877-4544 or
through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday; Free music and wine tasting is 1 to 4 p.m. select-
and 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday. ed Sundays featuring local talent. Bring a picnic.
Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. everyday. Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery
General admission and parking are free. — 430 La Viña Road (off NM 28 between mark-
Information: (575) 874-5200 or ers 8 and 9), in Chamberino, N.M. Tasting room
New Mexico Desert Farm
The 60th season of live racing runs through May open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Raw Honey of all Varieties
5, with post time at 12:30 p.m. every Friday, Information: (915) 241-4349 or
Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday.
Honey with CBD Oil (for pets, too!)
Western Playland — The amusement park is International Day of Jazz Celebration is noon to Hatch Green Chile Salsas & More
at 1249 Futurity Dr. in Sunland Park, N.M. across 6 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Matcha Green Tea
from the racetrack. Tickets (tax not included):
$22.60 42 inches or taller or $16.97 juniors 34 to La Viña Winery — 4201 S. NM Highway 28,
Desert Flower Hemp Bath & Body
41 inches (pay one price); $5 non-rider admission. one mile north of Vinton Road. Information: (575)
Buena Vida CBD Products
Individual ride tickets are $2.50; rides are 1 or 2 882-7632 or The tasting room
tickets. Information: (575) 589-3410, westernplay-
New Store Location!
and patio are open for sales and tasting of wines or on Facebook. from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Tuesday
1685 McNutt Rd (NM 273)
April hours are 2 to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 2 to 7 (closed Wednesdays). Tasting fee is $5. Antone Plaza • Sunland Park, NM
p.m. Sundays; and Friday, April 19 on Easter The annual Spring Wine Festival is noon to 7
weekend. May hours are 2 to 9 p.m. Saturdays p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28; $10 ages
(across from Sheriff’s Posse)
and 2 to 7 p.m. Sundays. 12-20.
915.253.2310 •

All phone numbers listed are in Juaréz. • The Con 2019’ is Saturday and Sunday, May 4-
Auditorio Benito Juárez — Ignacio Ramirez 5. Admission is 290 to 1,375 pesos.
and Vicente Guerrero, one block from Parque Tecate Supremo — Chamizal Park. The festi-
Borunda. Tickets at val begin at noon Saturday, April 6.
• The children’s show “LOL y Ksi Meritos” is at 1 Entertainment lineup includes Caifanes, Zoé, the
and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 31. Tickets: 175-345 Vaccines, Caligaris, DLF and several others.
pesos. Admission: 920-1,923 pesos.
• Actor Ari Telch presents his one man show Juárez Centauros — The new Liga de Fútbol
“D’Mente” on his experience with bipolar disor- Americano Profesional team is one of eight teams
der at 8 p.m. Friday, April 5. Tickets: 350, 450 in the new American football semi-professional
and 550, plus service charges. league. Games are played at CAMPO DON
• UPA Chihuahua 2019, a regional dancing com- GUILLERMO CHOCUS OLASCOAGA on Calle
petition including dancers of all styles from the Ingeniero David Herrera (west of Chamizal Park).
state of Chihuahua, plus El Paso and Las Cruces, is Tickets are 65 and 125 pesos (
11 a.m. (Kids & Teens) and 4 p.m. (Young Stars) • 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7: Tequileros (Jalisco)
Saturday, April 6. Admission: 134 pesos. • 1 p.m. Sunday, April 28: Titanes (Mexico City).
Gimnasio Municipal Josue Neri Santos — Lienzo Charro Adolfo Lopez Mateos —
Av. Mariscal at Maria Martinez, downtown. AAA Av. Del Charro at Henry Dunant. Tickets at don-
Conquista Total Gira lucha libre-style professional
wrestling begins at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 31. Rodeo Adrenalina, with bulls, horses and barrel
Tickets: 85-835 pesos. racing, begsin at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 20.
Centro de Convenciones Anita — Tickets: 175 pesos (230 VIP; 60 children).
Waterfill zone. Information: 6821486 or 6820693. La Rodadora — The interactive children’s
Tickets at museum is in the city’s Parque Central. Hours are
Fuerza Regida y Grupo Codiciado perform at 8 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10
p.m. Friday, April 5. Tickets: 230, 690 and 1,490 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission:
peso. 65 pesos (around $5). Information: 52-656-558-
Centro Cultural Paso del Norte - Av. 2415 or
Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, across from the Red 3D Theater admission: 30 pesos. Theater/muse-
Cross. Information: 1730300 (Facebook: um combo is 79 pesos.
CCPasodelNorte). Advance show tickets at don- Museo de la Revolucion de la Frontera (MUREF) — Old Customs House, Zona
• Concierto Musica de Películas is 6 p.m. Centro, Av. 16 de Septiembre at Ave. Juárez.
Saturday, April 6. Tickets are 105 pesos. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through
• The children’s show, “Mi Amigo El Dragón,” is Sunday. Information:, or
at noon and 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 23. Tickets: Facebook.
175-460 pesos.

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El Paso Locomotive FC — El Paso’s profes- Tejanos baseball — The Tejanos of El Paso
sional soccer team’s home games are at Community College play home games at the Valle
Southwest University Park. Tickets: $5 to $49. Verde Campus Baseball Field, off Hunter. Games
Information: 235-GOAL, begin at noon. Admission is free. Information:
Game time is 7:30 p.m.: 831-2275 or
• Saturday, March 30: Orange County SC • March 29-30: New Mexico Military
• Saturday, April 13: Phoenix Rising FC • April 19-20: Howard College
• Saturday, April 27: Reno 1868 FC • May 3-4: Odessa College.
BASE or Fred Loya High School Baseball Series
El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s Major Arena • April 4-8: Las Vegas 51s. — El Paso Chihuahua continues the high school Tejanas softball — The EPCC Tejanas’ home
Soccer League team hosts the Rio Grande Valley • April 16-18: Tacoma Rainiers series through April 22 at Southwest University games are at the Valle Verde Softball Field. Home
Barracudas at 7:15 p.m. Friday, April 12, at El • April 19-22: Reno Aces Park Downtown with 14 schools participating. games are doubleheaders starting at 1 p.m. Friday
Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $12 general Games are free and open to the public. and 11 a.m. Saturday, unless listed otherwise.
admission; $20 box seating; kids admitted free
La Muerte de Las Cruces — Las Cruces’ Admission is free. Information: 831-2275 or
Women’s Football Alliance’s home games are at Information: 533-BASE or
with purchase of adult ticket. Information: 229- • April 17: Ysleta vs. Horizon at 4 p.m.; Andres Softball office: 831-2367.
2501 Tashiro, Las Cruces. The team is part of the
1416, or social media. vs. Chapin at 7 p.m. • April 5-6: Luna College
WFA’s Mountain Conference. Tickets, times:
El Paso Senior Games — City of El Paso • April 22: Fabens vs. San Elizario at 4 p.m. and • April 12-13: Midland College
(575) 639-0750, or on Facebook.
Parks and Recreation Department’s 36th annual Carlsbad vs. Faith Christian at 7 p.m. • April 26-27: Frank Phillips College.
• Saturday, April 6: Rio Grande Heat
games for those age 50 and older run through • Saturday, April 13: Phoenix Phantomz Borderland Roller Derby — The derby’s
May 22 at various locations, Sponsored by United opening season bout is 6 p.m. Sunday, April 14, Bicycling
Healthcare, UTEP and Urgent Home Heath Inc.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200
Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General admission at El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 Javelina Chase — Gila Javelina Cycling Club
All participants have a chance to qualify for the E. Paisano, with Chulas vs. Viudas. Tickets: $10; hosts its annual cycling events April 6-7, in
and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200
Texas State Senior Games. Registration: $15 for 2 ($7 with valid military ID; $1 for ages 10 and Lordsburg, N.M. and Duncan, Ariz. Registration at
or The 60th season of the live
events and t-shirt, plus $5 for each additional younger; or $8 each for pack of six) at brownpa- Information: (520) 678-3638.
racing runs through May 5. Post time is 12:50
event. Includes t-shirt. Information, registration: Information: borderlandrollerder- Full schedule at
p.m. every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday.
503-6544 or or on Facebook. Saturday events begin at the Greenlee County
Upcoming Stakes races:
• Tennis — 8 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at Memorial Fairgrounds in Duncan, including the Ghost Mine
• Saturday, April 6: Sunburst Stakes
College sports
Park Tennis Courts, 3251 Copper. Rumble Mountain Bike Races of 20, 40, 60 and
• Sunday, April 7: The Peppers Pride Stakes
• Bowling — 9 a.m. Monday, April 8, at Bowl El 100 miles. Packet pickup begins at 6:45 a.m.
• Saturday, April 20: West Texas Derby
Paso, 11144 Pellicano. Some on-site fees. UTEP Tennis — UTEP’s home tennis matches Kids’ Free Bike Road event is Saturday.
• Sunday, April 21: Neon Desert Handicap
• Basketball — 8 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at are at El Paso Tennis Club, 2510 N. St. Vrain (in The 25-mile Butterfield Overland Gravel Grinder
• Sunday, April 28: Mt. Cristo Rey Handicap
Acosta Sports Center, 4321 Delta ($45 team fee). Arroyo Park). Matches begin at noon, unless listed Fun Ride is Sunday, beginning at Shakespeare
• Road Race (1500m and 5K race) and (1500 and El Paso Roller Derby — The season opens otherwise. Admission is free. Information: 747- Ghost Town, about 2.5 miles south of Lordsburg.
3000m race walks) — 8 a.m. Saturday, April 13, with a doubleheader Saturday, April 13, at 5347 or
at Eastwood (Album) Park, 3110 Parkwood. Nations Tobin Rec Center, 8831 Railroad, featur- • Friday, April 5: Boise State, 10 a.m. Tour of the Gila Bike Races — The 33rd
• Cycling, 7 a.m. Saturday, April 27, Ascarate Park. ing TexPistols vs. Hurricane Alley Roller Derby • Saturday, April 6: UT Tyler annual stage bicycle races are May 1-5 in Silver
and Pistol Whip-Hers versus Santas. First bout • Saturday, April 13: NMSU. City, N.M. More than 500 athletes compete in
El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA base- professional and amateur bicycle races ranging
begins at 6 p.m., second at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 in
ball team plays home games at Southwest UTEP Softball — The Miners softball team’s from 168 to 340 miles in length, including three
advance; $12 at the door; $5 for military; free for
University Park in Downtown El Paso. The 2019 home games are at UTEP’s Helen of Troy road races, and individual time and men’s and
age 10 and younger with adult. Information: (623)
home game season runs April 4-Aug. 29. Complex. Ticket information: 747-6065 or women’s criterium races. Information: (575) 388-
285-4670,, or on Facebook at
Game times are 7:05 p.m. with (game time Home games: 3222 or
eprollerderby. The teams are part of the
11:05 a.m. April 17 and 22). Sunday games are • 4 p.m. Friday (doubleheader) and noon
Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby Association.
1:50 p.m. Tickets: $11-$30. Information: 533- Saturday, April 19-20: Florida Atlantic University. Please see Page 17

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Sports Alamogordo, N.M. Information: (575) 437-
Cont’d from Page 16
Recreational sports
El Paso Bicycle Club — All rides are free and Doña Ana Senior Olympics — The Doña
open to the public; helmets required. Information: Ana Senior Olympic Games run through April Ride schedule at 29, throughout the Las Cruces area, for ages 50 Repeat riders are and older. Athletes will need to pre-register for
encouraged to become a member of the club; their individual sports at least two weeks before
dues are $18 a year or $25 per family ($30/$40 each qualifying tournament. Information: (575)
for two years). Join at 649-3167 or Full registra-
Wednesday night rides, a tradition for over 20 tion contact list at
years, are leaderless rides of 18-22 miles, begin- • Archery is 8 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at B&J’s.
ning March 13. The favorite route is a 19-mile • Track and field events and race walks begin at 8
loop to Gadsden H.S. Riders leave from Rio Plaza, a.m. Saturday, April 6, at Centennial High
6205 Upper Valley Rd (at Artcraft), beginning • Horseshoes is 8 a.m. Friday, April 12, at
5:30-6 p.m. Park on dirt shoulder across from Meerscheidt Center
shopping center. Optional dinner afterward at • Basketball Freethrow and 3 Point is 6 p.m.
Hello Pizza, 1071 Country Club Rd. Friday, April 12, at Meerscheidt
Golf • Shuffleboard is 1 p.m. Monday, April 22 (sin-
First Tee Greater El Paso — First Tee of gles) and Tuesday, April 23 (doubles) at St.
Greater El Paso hosts its Spring Session March Genevieve’s Hall
30-May 11 for youth. All classes are Saturdays, at • Fun and Recreation events including Huachas
Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Registration informa- are 9 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Mesilla Park by
tion: 252-6511 or Papen Hall
• Dance and talent performance is 2 p.m. Sunday,
Henry Kellen Memorial Golf Open — The April 28, at Good Sam Auditorium
2nd annual tournament benefiting the El Paso • Air Gun (rifle and pistol) events are 8 a.m. and
Holocaust Museum is 9 a.m. Sunday, April 14, at 11 a.m. Saturday through Monday April 27-29.
Butterfield Trail Golf Course, 1858 Cottonwoods.
Four-person scramble. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. Special Olympics Texas Tennis
Registration:$125 (deadline is April 4); includes Scramble
cart rental, use of range before play, continental — Special Olympics Texas in El Paso invites indi-
breakfast, catered lunch after play, drink tickets, & viduals to play or partner with one of the athletes
commemorative gift. Sign up at butterfieldtrailgo- in its annual Tennis Scramble fundraiser 9 a.m. Information: 351-0048 or elpaso- Saturday, April 6, hosted by El Paso Tennis & Swim Club, 2510 N. St. Vrain. Cost: $20 per play-
er (includes lunch); $20 to sponsor a player; $150
El Paso Chapter of Credit Unions Golf to sponsor an athlete for one year. Information:
Tournament — The chapter’s annual tourna- 533-8229, or
ment is Thursday, April 18, at Butterfield Trail
Golf Course, benefiting local non-profits. Four- Special Olympics Spring Games — The
man scramble format. Registration and boxed Area 19 2019 Spring Games’ main events begin at
lunch is noon with shotgun start at 1 p.m. Lunch 8 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Burges High School,
served at 1 p.m. Cost: $150 per player; $600 7800 Edgemere. Events include track and field,
team. Registration: motor activities and more. The “Athlete Village”
Information: 791-4651. will feature different games, music and entertain-
ment. Opening Ceremonies are 6:25 to 8 p.m.
Champions for Children Golf Friday, April 26. Admission is free. Information:
Tournament — The 8th annual tournament 533-8229,,, or on
benefiting El Paso Child Guidance Center begins Facebook at Special Olympics Texas - Greater El
with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Paso Area.
Butterfield Trail Golf Course, 1858 Cottonwoods. Volunteer meeting is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April
Registration at noon. Four-person scramble. 15. Coaches meeting is 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday,
Registration information: 772-1038 or butterfield- April 23, both at Burges High. Other competitions:
PGA Junior Golf League — First Tee of • Gymnastic — 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 5, at
Greater El Paso seeks players age 8 to 13 for the Hanks High School, 2001 Lee Trevino.
summer PGA Jr. League Team, with practices • Tennis — 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 6, at
4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Ascarate Golf Chapin High School, 7000 Dyer.
Course, 6900 Delta. Participants learn from PGA Table Tennis Tournament — City of Las
and LPGA professionals. Players must not turn 14 Cruces Recreation department hosts the tourna-
before July 31, 2019. Fee: $225. Information: 252- ment for ages 18 and older at 9 a.m. Saturday,
6511. Registration: April 27, at Frank O’Brien Papen Community
First Tee Benefit Tournament — First Tee Center, 304 W Bell. Cost: $6 singles; $8 doubles.
of Greater El Paso hosts its 6th annual fundraising Registration deadline is April 20 at
golf tournament at 1 p.m. Friday, May 3, at or during regular hours at
Butterfield Trail Golf Club, 1858 Cottonwoods. Papen Community Center, Parks & Recreation
Proceeds from this tournament go to the First Administration office , Meerscheidt Recreation
Tee of Greater El Paso. Information: 252-6511 or Center, and Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center. No telephone registrations accepted. Information:
(575) 541-2454.
Junior Woman’s Club Golf Tournament
— The 17th annual “Spring Swing” tournament
benefiting local charities is 8 a.m. Friday, May 3, Motor sports
at Vista hills Country Club, 2201 Trawood. Four- Arroyo Seco Raceway — The Southern New
person scramble format. Registration begins at Mexico track is located off Hwy 549, off I-10 at
7:3- a.m. Lunch follows tournament. Registration: the Akela exit, with drag racing, motorcycle rac-
$100 (includes greens fees, golf cart, goody bag, ing, sportscar testing and more. Call for ticket
continental breakfast, drinks, lunch and door prize prices and times. Information: (575) 494-4794 or
ticket). Registration: 920-4881. Information: jwcel- Trackdays are Saturday, April 6, and May 4 and
Golf Classic — Pioneer Abstract & Title hosts 11.
the 2nd annual golf event benefiting White Sands ASMA Roadracing is Saturday and Sunday, April
Habitat for Humanity is Saturday, May 4, at
Desert Lakes Golf Course, 2351 Hamilton Rd. in
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Sports associated with the ribbon color supporting the
Cont’d from Page 17
Bailey Fincher Glow Run — Bailey Fincher
6-7 and May 4-5. Foundation hosts a Glow Run at 5 p.m. Saturday,
ASR Test N Tunes are Saturdays, April 27 and April 13, at White Spur Park, 4800 Love Road.
May 18. Registration; $20 in advance; $25 day of race.
ASR Drags Bracket Series events are Sundays, Registration at
April 28 and May 19. Father Yermo Spartan Run — The 2nd
annual 5K run/walk and 1 mile fun walk is
Vado Speedway Park — 15900 Stern in Saturday, April 13, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta.
Vado, N.M. The new 3/8-mile oval track is sched-
Proceeds benefit the Father Yermo Schools
uled to open Saturday, April 20, for the season
Capital Campaign. Cost: $25 in advance; $30 on
running through Sept. 28. Gates open at 5 p.m.,
race day. Team registration for 5 or more is $15
racing begins at 7:45 p.m. General Admission $12,
Seniors/Military $10, Youth (6-11) $5, Kids 5 & per person. $2 park entrance fee per car.
Under free, Pit Pass $35. Information: (575) 524- Registration:
7913, or on Facebook. ‘Mighty Mujer’ Triathlon — The all-female
Take 1-10 Exit 155, then 1/5 mile north on Stern sprint and supersprint events begin 6:30 a.m.
(track is on the left). Saturday, April 13, at Memorial Park Pool, 3251
Racing is scheduled every Saturday. Other Copper. Registration: $90-$130. Proceeds benefit
events: the Center Against Family Violence. Information:
• Friday, April 26: misc. racing Registration at raceel-
• Thursday, May 2: Test ‘n’ Tune practice 6-10
p.m.; $25 pit pass only, no grandstand admission.
Teams of 2, 3 or 4 can compete as
• Ranch Milagro Short Track Shootout is Friday
mother/daughter; family; or girlfriends. Must be
through Sunday, May 3-5. Admission: $15, Youth
12 or older. USAT rules apply.
(6-11) $5, Kids 5 & Under free. Pit Pass $40.
Run for the Fallen — The noncompetitive 5K
Running events and 1 mile run/walk to honor America’s service
members who died on duty is 9 a.m. Saturday,
Hope Brings Change 5K — The 3rd annual April 13, at the Fort Bliss Field of Honor.
5K run and 1 mile run/walk is 9 a.m. Saturday, Remembrance ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m.
April 6, at Hope City Community Church, 6115 Cost: $15 through April 10; additional $10 late fee
Woodrow Bean. Registration: $25; $20 age 12 and at Stout, Soto and Milam Physical Fitness Centers
younger; $30 all runners after March 29. or at, Information: 744-5785.
Registration at
Stop Human Trafficking 5K — El Paso
Information: 600-6251, ext. 107 or
Center for Children and Paso del Norte Center of
Hope hosts its fundraising 5K run and 1 mile
Hope Brings Change 5K — The 3rd annual run/walk at 8 a.m. Sunday, April 14, at Memorial
5K run walk is 9 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at Hope Park Reserve, 3100 Copper. Registration: $25
City Church, 6115 Woodrow Bean. Registration: through April 12 at;
$25; $20 military, child 12 and younger; per per- $30 on race day.
son groups 5 or more; $30 everyone after April 4.
DMRS Breaking Walls 5K — The 5K
Information: 600-6251 ext. 107. Registration at
run/walk and 1-mile fun run/walk benefiting
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services is 8 to 11
a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Chamizal National
Tutus for Kidneys 5K — The 5K run walk, 1
Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Registration begins
mile walk and health fair benefiting Amigo Kidney
at 8 a.m. Registration (through April 16); $20; $25
Foundation is 8 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at Braden
on race day. information: 532-3975, ext. 1005, or
Aboud Memorial Park, 4325 Riverbend.
Registration: $20 by April 4; $25 April 5-6.
Registration at Run for the Kids Color Run — The 5K
Prizes for the best tutu. color fun benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters
Mountain Region is 9 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at
Coach Archie Duran Memorial — The 5K
Penny Park, 1305 N. Grant, in Silver City.
run/walk and 1-mile fun walk benefiting Archie
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Cost: $25 through
Duran Memorial Fund is 8 a.m. Sunday, April 7,
March 31; child walk is free with paid adult.
at Nations Tobin Park, 8831 Railroad.
Information: (575) 449-2728 or
Registration: $25 through April 5; $30 on April 6 Registration:
and on race day at
JackRabbit Classic — The 19th annual trail
Run/Walk for Autism — Southwest Chapter
race is 8 a.m. Sunday, April 7, at Franklin
of the Autism Society of America will host its 11th
Mountains State Park’s Tom Mays Unit. 4- and 8-
annual 5K run and walk and 1-mile family fun walk
mile trail options available. Registration: $25
at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at EPCC’s Valle
through April 4; $30 April 5-6; no race day regis-
Verde Campus, 919 Hunter. Information: 772-
tration. Park entrance fee: $5. Information:
9100, or on Facebook at or Chris Rowley, 478-5663.
Spartyka Wounded Warrior 5K —
Las Cruces Run/Walk for Autism —
Spartyka Nation Apparel hosts the 7th annual
Hearts for Autism Fund will host its fundraising 5K
USATF-sanctioned 5K run and 1-mile fun walk at
and half-marathon runs and 1-mile fun walk at
8 a.m. Sunday, April 28, at El Paso Community
Sunday, April 7, at Mayfield High School parking
College, 9570 Gateway North. Registration: $25
lot, 1955 N Valley in Las Cruces. Walk begins at
per event through April 26; $30 April 27 and on
8:30 a.m.; 5K at 8:15 a.m. and half marathon at 8
race day. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663.
a.m. Registration at
Registration at
Information: Morgan Harding, (575) 491-0779.
Knights 5K4PK — The 8th annual competitive
Run Together 5K — Rio Grande Cancer
5K Run and 1- mile castle walk is 8 a.m. Saturday,
Foundation hosts its 3rd annual ”Colors of
May 4, at Hanks High School. Information: 881-
Cancer-Our Colors Run Together” 5K competi-
tive run and non-competitive run/walk Sunday,
April 7, at Sue Young Park, 9730 Diana. Cost: Braden Aboud Memorial Run — The 13th
$30 non-competitive event ($35 race day); $35 annual 5K run and 5K/1-mile fun run/walk begin
($40 race day_ for the competitive; $15 ($20 race at 8 a.m. Sunday, May 5, at 5265 Roxbury (park-
day) non-competitive children’s event. ing lot of Zach White Elementary). Registration:
Information: 562-7660 or Registration at $20 ($10 19 and younger) at No race day registration for competitive run.
Participants are encouraged to wear a color Information: 833-0393 or

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No matter what your area of interest,
Loves Company local history organizations offer opportunity
Story by Lisa Kay Tate to build knowledge & friendship

There is more than enough history in the The Corral of the Westerners’ monthly lovers are well attended, they also like to
El Paso and Las Cruces area to go around, dinner program focuses on the area’s Wild congregate on annual historic special
from historic sites like the Mission Trail to West or pioneering past, although it will events. This includes Tom Lea Month
museums, and a seemingly endless amount branch into other topics of interest. throughout October with tours, lectures,
of informative books, online and print pub- Kiddney talked about “Women of the Raid film screenings and art presentations. El
lications, films, research databases, and on Columbus, NM by Pancho Villa,” and Paso County Historical Society honors
self-guided walking tours. past talks have been on “Smeltertown individuals who contributed to the city’s
And there are also plenty of history buffs, Archeology and History,” “Camp Cody in history and heritage with its Hall of Honor
enough to fill the membership rosters of a Deming, New Mexico: WWI Training Banquet, which is also used as a fundraiser
dozen or more clubs, organizations and Camp” and “Salt Wars of the Old West.” for their headquarters at the historic
monthly programs aimed at sharing that The Harvey Girls of El Paso meet at the Burges House in Sunset Heights.
love of history. historic Union Depot with programs not Each April, San Elizario Genealogy and
just relating to the famed employees of the Learn about railroads Historical Society presents its conference
Harvey House, but railroad-related topics • The Harvey Girls of El Paso offer a and dinner within the historic San Elizario
Always a familiar face such as “Harvey Company News Stands program on “History of Railroad District, with most events free to the pub-
Along the Santa Fe Line.” Police Protecting Passengers and lic. Another major Mission Valley event is
The world of history lovers is a surpris-
Another group devoted to railroad histo- Freight” by Woody Bare at 2 p.m. the annual “First Thanksgiving” reenact-
ingly close-knit community, with overlap-
ry is Southwest Chapter of Railway & Monday, April 8, at Union Depot ment of Don Juan de Oñate’s historical
ping memberships that span the range from
Locomotive Historical Society, who have Passenger Station. Information: 591- arrival across the Rio Grande in 1598,
architecture lovers to gunfight reenactors.
shared stories on “History of Relocated 2326. which traditionally has been held in late
Perhaps no one has a broader involve-
1880s Express Car,” “History of the April, is moving to mid-May this year to
ment in El Paso history groups than Bernie
Caboose,” “Rail Lines Between Port Isabel • Prince McKenzie presents “The coincide with other History Preservation
Sargent. He’s currently president of
and Port Brownsville Texas” or the “Life Transcontinental Railroad: Making Month events.
Keystone Heritage Park and was recently
and Times of a Female Railroad Engineer Connections in 1881”at noon, San Elizario Historic Districts hosts free
appointed chairman of the city’s Bond
on the Union Pacific.” Tuesday, April 9, at the Las Cruces guided tours of 17 historic sites of San
Oversight Advisory Committee. He has
For some groups, the history takes on a Railroad Museum in the Santa Fe train Elizario. The Los Portales Museum and
served as treasurer for the El Paso
more personal emphasis with groups like depot, 351 N. Mesilla, Las Cruces. Visitor Center is operated by the San
Museum of History (where he is a board
Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Fort Information: (575) 528-3444. Elizario Genealogy and Historical Society.
member for the “Wall of Giants” exhibit),
Bliss Historical Association, Club The museum celebrates Train Day 10 History fans of all ages are also finding
a scholar and director of Texas Historical
Friendship for history lovers in general, a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4. opportunities to get together. UTEP
Society, president and co-founder of the
and El Paso Genealogical Society. All have Department of History and College of
Six Guns and Shady Ladies reenactment
hosted varied program interests, ranging • Learn about the the Southwest Liberal Arts hosts a National History Day
group, a board member on State Sen. Jose
from “Donut Dollies and the Red Cross in Chapter of Railway & Locomotive each year with nearly 300 area students
Rodriquez’s Cultural Tourism Board and
Korea and Turkey,” to “Black History in Historical Society at 6 p.m. compete in an area of historical research.
president of both the Trost Society and The
the Southwest” to “Researching your Wednesday, April 10, at El Sarape This spring, El Paso History radio,
Pioneer Association.
Mexican Ancestors.” Restaurant, 5103 Montana. Celebration of Our Mountains and
El Paso filmmaker Jackson Polk, also a
For those who want a more hands-on Information: 591-2326. CelebrateSTEAM got together to host a
common fixture at events, hosts the El
approach to history, reenactment groups project called “Celebrate El Paso History,”
Paso History Radio Show every Saturday
like Six Guns and Shady Ladies perform with highlights such as a “Grand Tour of
with another often-seen historian and reen-
historic, melodramatic gunfight reenact- over 6,000 famous, infamous and other El Paso Border History” with tours of
actor, Melissa Sargent (who’s married to
ments and vignettes of Victorian life. They eternal residents.” The group often works boundary makers, Old Fort Bliss and
Bernie). Polk has made several documen-
have been part of everything from the Sun hand-in-hand with Six Guns and Shady Hart’s Mills led by El Paso Historical
taries on El Paso history, marketing the
Bowl celebration to holiday parades, and Ladies, who help with Concordia’s Walk Society President Robert Diaz, who talked
DVDs under the “El Paso Gold” label.
are always on the lookout for new mem- through History in October, Day of the about border history from 1840 to 1900.
Patricia Kiddney also runs the gamut of
bers depicting Buffalo Soldiers, 1880s’ Dead event in November, and John Wesley The event also featured ranger led talks at
historical groups. She’s a regular contribu-
military, Mexican caballeros, banditos, Hardin “Secret Society” annual commemo- Chamizal National Memorial, Magoffin
tor to El Paso Scene, providing monthly
Temperance women, cowboys, ladies and ration of the infamous gunslinger’s 1895 Home Tours, tours emphasizing El Paso’s
updates on groups such as the Corral of the
others from the late 1800s. fatal shooting. Salt Walk, and visits to El Paso Holocaust
Westerners, the Harvey Girls of El Paso,
There’s also the Concordia Heritage All of these groups welcome visitors and Museum.
the Railway & Locomotive Historical
Association. The nonprofit group takes new members at each event.
Society and the Daughters of Texas.
care of Concordia Cemetery, “home to While monthly gatherings for history Please see Page 20

April 2019 El Paso Scene Page 19

explained Keith Burke, who handles public One recent program featured guest speak-
Cont’d from Page 19 relations for the Society. ers Robert Diaz of the El Paso County
The Las Cruces area has its share of histo- “This was an extension of his 2010 Historical Society and Dennis Dailey, chief
ry lover groups and gatherings, such as the introduction to one of his ancestors: of the Archives at New Mexico State
Doña Ana County Genealogical Society Nicholas Hutchins, who was summoned to University, who gave a joint presentation
and the Doña Ana Historical Society. court in Colonial America for bastardy,” on “Finding Your Legacy: Uncovering
The Genealogical Society tries to keep it Burke said. “His presentation updates the Your Family History.”
presentations appealing to a broad audi- ‘exploits’ of this black sheep and also
ence. One recent presentation was “50 briefly talks to the peculiar justice system
Shades of Black,” by the society founding of colonial Maryland.” Meet at the museums
member Carl Hundley, which was subtitled The society meets the second Wednesday
Museums and historic sites are obvious
“Carl Revisits An Ancestral Black Sheep” of each month in the Branigan Library. Learn about Juarez
choices for lectures and meetings for those
who want to surround themselves with his- Free walking tours of historic Juárez
tory, from El Paso Museum of History to with Adair Margo, founder of Tom
Magoffin Home State Historic Site. Lea Institute and wife of El Paso
El Paso Museum of History will cover Mayor Dee Margo, are Thursday,
timely topics like immigration and the cul- April 18, May 16 and June 20, meet-
tural melting pots that make a community ing at 9:45 a.m. the entrance of the
in its six-week “Becoming American” Santa Fe Street parking lot to depart at
series of films and discussions that run 10 a.m. Bring passport or driver’s
March 28-May 2. El Paso is one of 32 license, $1 in change for bridge cross-
sites nationwide selected for this program, ing, and optional money for lunch.
funded by a grant from the National Register by emailing name to
Endowment for the Humanities. The pre-
sentations are a collaborative effort of New Information: Karla, 345-4744.
York-based City Lore, the Immigration Tour includes a welcome at Tin Tan
and Ethnic History Society and the Museum at 10:15 a.m. and walking
International Coalition of Sites of tour of the Cathedral, Mission of
Conscience. Guadalupe, Municipal Palace, and
The programs include topics such as Revolution Museum beginning at
“The Century of Immigration,” “Promise 10:30 a.m. Lunch at Cuauhtemoc
and Prejudice,” “Between Two Worlds: Market or Nueba Central at noon
Identity and Acculturation,” “Help before returning.
Wanted? Immigration and Work” and
“Family and Community.”
James Murphy, former director of devel- Tom Lea Institute and First Lady of El
opment for the El Paso Museum of Paso Adair Margo recently began a series
History, has been a visible participant in of Juárez walking tours the third Thursday
sharing El Paso’s history, including having of each month through June 20, with sites
written books on the subject such as “El like Tin Tan Museum, the historic
Paso: 1850-1950,” and “My Favorite El Cathedral, Mission of Guadalupe,
Pasoans: Past and Present,” which looks at Municipal Palace, and the Revolution
notable people born in or near El Paso Museum.
ranging from as Debbie Reynolds to Tom Gloria Garza, visitor relations representa-
Ogle, who in the 1970s created a new type tive for the Magoffin Home State Historic
of carburetor that got 100 miles to the gal- Site, said the site’s monthly Braintrust Bag
lon, to folk singer Phil Ochs. Lunch series has become very popular.
In Las Cruces, Branigan Cultural Center The free one-hour lecture begins at noon
maintains the History Notes lecture series and allows time for participants to eat
usually the second Thursday of each lunch and participate in question-and-
month, with recent talks on The History of answer series afterward.
Mesilla to this month’s lecture on “The “Most of the attendees are from the
Zoot Suit Murders of 1945.” neighborhood or work in the area and
El Paso’s Museum of Archaeology hosts some of them are regulars joining most of
the monthly meeting of El Paso our events,” Garza said. The lectures them-
Archaeological Society with talks by selves have varied as well, covering topics
archaeologists, authors, artists and others that many history lecture series may over-
with an interest in the regions earliest his- look such as “Cooking in the 1800s,”
tory, and pre-history, and also its own lec- “Regional Holiday Food and their History,
ture series. Both are free to the public. “Roses in El Paso,” “History of
Those who want to seek history with oth- Freemasonry in El Paso,” and the “History
ers outside of the lecture room walls can of Ragtime.” Garza said the site’s piano
share their love of certain historic sites via was brought out to accompany the ragtime
guided walking tours. These have included lecture, but most attended lectures have
tours of historic homes in neighborhood focused on cooking or food.
like Sunset Heights to historic Fort Bliss, The most recent topics chosen feature a
San Elizario or Mesilla, and even ghost speaker from The Wellness Shop on “The
and paranormal tours of Concordia and Benefits of Acupuncture” for April, and a
Downtown hosted by Lost El Paso. look at “Suffragette Literature” with main
speaker Susan Barnum coming in May.

5054, corner of Pershing and

Learn about Fort Bliss Pleasanton Roads) relives the
Old West days of the “Soldiers
The Fort Bliss Historical of the Pass.” Hours are 9 a.m.
Association meets at 1 p.m. on to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
the second Wednesday of each Friday; by appointment only
month at the Fort Bliss muse- Saturday. Admission is free.
um complex, 1735 Marshall. Information: 568-4518 or 588-
Information: 269-4831. 8482 or on Facebook at Old
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Trinity Site Tour — White Sands Missile Tuesdays through Saturday. Admission is free.
Range. The semiannual tour to the site of the first Information: 532-7273 or on Facebook at
atom bomb explosion is Saturday, April 6. The ChamizalNationalMemorial.
tour includes the McDonald House, part of the “Tales, Tails and Tots” stories and visits with
National Historic Landmark, where the plutonium park mascot Chami are 11 to 11:30 a.m. for ages
core of the bomb was assembled, and visitors can España, El Puerto and La Missiones. Cruces. Visitors welcome. Information: 3-6 the fourth Saturday of each month.
take a quarter-mile walk to ground zero where a In conjunction with the conference is the 3rd
annual Rio Grande Festival of art, culture, history A Report on RootsTech with Larry Taylor and
El Paso History Radio Show — The show
small obelisk marks the exact spot where the runs 10:05 a.m. to noon Saturdays on KTSM AM
bomb was exploded. Historical photos mounted and heritage, with reenactment of Oñate’s histori- Jim McKinney is 1:30 to 4 p.m. April 10. They
690 (and streamed at
on the fence surrounding the area. cal arrival, a three-day history conference, guided attended the March 27-30 family history and tech-
Documentary filmmaker Jackson Polk hosts the
Admission is free; no reservations required. tours, old west shootouts, heritage booths, arts nology conference and trade show.
show with reenactor and historian Melissa
Information: (575) 678-1134 or and crafts, live entertainment, food and more. Next month’s meeting is on Census “What You
Sargent. Details of each upcoming show, plus pod-
The simplest access is to enter off U.S. 380 on Lost El Paso Paranormal Tours — The Can and Can Not Find.”
casts of previous programs, are at
the north end of the range (Stallion Gate group specializes in original historical El Paso ghost History Notes Lecture Series — The Information: 833-8700.
entrance), which is open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors tours. Tours listed are hosted by “Weird Texas” monthly program is 1 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at
are allowed to enter and exit unescorted. Site author Heather Shade or other costumed guides. the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main, Las
El Paso Mission Trail Visitor Center — El
closes promptly at 3:30 p.m. Paso Mission Trail Association’s center supporting
Space is limited for many events. Information: Cruces. Historian Trisha Stanton presents “The
Visitors are encouraged to have a full tank of the three historic churches in the Mission Valley
503-8960,, Zoot Suit Murders of 1945.” Admission is free.
gasoline and a spare tire for the trip, which is 85 — Ysleta Mission, Socorro Mission and San or on Facebook. Tickets at square- Information: (575) 541-2154 or
miles one way. There are no service stations on Elizario Chapel — is at 6095 Alameda (at Daughters of the Republic of Texas —
the route. Department of Defense police will Zaragoza). Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday
Mystery, Murder, & Mayhem: Downtown Ghost The Rio Grande Chapter meets at 11 a.m. Friday,
direct traffic. Limited food, drink and souvenirs through Friday. Admission is free. Information
Walk is 9 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 30, begin- April 12, at Avila’s, 6232 N. Mesa. Program is
sold on site. Everyone 18 and older must show a 790-0661, 851-9997 or
ning at B-17 Bombers Oyster Pub, 201 S. El Paso, “Women in Construction” presented by Pam
photo ID; all vehicles subject to search and should
for age 21 and older; space is limited. Check-in at Cozby. Anyone interested in Texas history
be carrying proof of insurance and current regis- 8:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per person. encouraged to attend. RSVP: 760-5775.
Los Portales Museum and Visitor Center
tration papers. No weapons of any kind allowed. — 1521 San Elizario Road. The museum is operat-
Fort Bayard Tours — Fort Bayard Historic El Paso Corral of the Westerners — The
The New Mexico Museum of Space History will ed by the San Elizario Genealogy and Historical
Preservation Society host walking tours of the his- monthly dinner program is 6 p.m. Friday, April
host a motorcoach tour to the site departing at 6 Society, and is housed in an 1850s Territorial-style
toric fort 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at each Saturday at 26, at Holiday Inn El Paso-West 900 Sunland Park
a.m. with on-coach talks by and a guided tour of building across from the San Elizario church. It
Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark, six miles Drive at I-10. Program is “Fred Harvey: Man of
the museum and after returning. Cost: $80 ($70 offers gifts, family trees, historical artifacts as well
east of Silver City, N.M. off U.S. 180. Tour begins Vision - Step into His World and Meet Fred’s
museum members). Reservations: (575) 437-2840 as information on the “First Thanksgiving” and the
at Commanding Officer’s Quarter and museum Friends and Family,” presented by Pres Dehrkoop.
ext. 41132 or at Salt War of 1877. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(House 26). Tour takes about 90 minutes; call for Cost: $20. Visitors welcome, but RSVP needed by
San Elizario Genealogy and Historical Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
time. Admission is free, but donations appreciated. April 22: 759-9538.
Society Conference and Dinner — The Admission is free. Information: 851-1682.
Information, group tours: (575) 388-4477 or (575)
28th annual event, “April 1598, Birth of the 574-8779 or (970) 222-2433. Chamizal National Memorial — 800 S. San Fort Selden State Monument — The mon-
American Southwest,” is Thursday through Fort Bayard served as an army post from 1866 Marcial. The National Park Service operates the ument, 1280 Fort Selden Road in Radium Springs,
Sunday, April 25-28, at the Adobe Horseshoe to 1899 and army tuberculosis hospital from 1899 memorial on land once claimed by Mexico as part 13 miles north of Las Cruces, is open 8:30 a.m. to
Theatre, 1500 Main, in the San Elizario District. to 1920. of a decades-long dispute over the international 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is
Conference and workshops are free and open to boundary. The visitor center has an exhibit on the $5; (ages 16 and under free). Admission for New
Dona Ana County Genealogical Society history of the Chamizal dispute, including a video
the public. Information: 974-7077, 851-1682 or Mexico residents with ID is free the first Sunday of
— The society meets the second Wednesday of presentation. Park grounds and picnic area open 7 each month; and for seniors with ID each
the month in the Thomas Branigan Memorial a.m. to 10 p.m. daily for both foot traffic and vehi-
This year’s talks include Petroglyph Visit, Wednesday. Information: (575) 526-8911 or
Library, Roadrunner Room, 200 E. Picacho in Las cles; visitor’s center hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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uring the past century there has
been a growing divide between
the intellectual and the religious
communities. I trace that divide back to
1925, when high school teacher John
Scopes was convicted of violating a
Tennessee law that banned the teaching DinoTracks Tour — Insights Science Center
of evolution. Intellectuals saw a rising
The Chihuahuan Desert Gardens displays about
700 different plant species and horticultural vari-
threat from fundamentalist religion. don’t know everything; it’s also about
host its monthly DinoTracks tour 1 to 3:30 p.m.
eties of the region. Proceeds from the sale benefit
The feeling was mutual. Religious peo- putting your love of truth above love of
Sunday, April 7, at Mt. Cristo Rey in Sunland
the maintenance and operation of the gardens.
ple have become increasingly wary of self. The greatest enemy of good thinking
Park,. Cost: $15n (age 5 and younger free); avail-

those they consider intellectual. “God is isn’t stupidity, it’s pride.

able at eventbrite. Information: 534-0000 or Outdoor Cooking workshop — A work-
dead” declared the famous philosopher Another great book on this subject is shop on learning to cook on a cast iron skillet or
Friedrich Nietzsche. Modern science “Thinking, Fast and Slow,” in which
El Paso Cactus and Rock Club — The club dutch oven is 9 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Wyler
seemed to leave little room for God. Daniel Kahneman, winner of the Nobel
meets 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at El Paso Aerial Tramway State Park, 1700 McKinley.
Medicine took the miracles out of heal- Prize in Economics, shares his findings
Garden Center, 3105 Grant. Harald Grieb will dis- Admission is free; RSVP required at 562-9899 or

ing. Psychiatry and psychology gave us from years of research about all the ways
cuss cactus diseases. Admission is free.

very mechanical, secular ways of looking our thinking can go wrong. Many of
Information: 755-3558 or Franklin Mountains State Park — Most
at human beings. these errors are known as “cognitive ‘The Wonder of Nature’ — Chautauqua hiking and mountain-biking trails begin in the Tom
This schism between intellectualism and biases.” The most prevalent is confirma- performer Ann Beyke performs as marine biolo- Mays area, off Transmountain Drive on the west
religion is a shame because we are called tion bias; we believe almost anything that gist Rachel Carson, at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, side of the park (east of I-10). Entry fee is $5 per
to love God not just with heart, soul and confirms what we already believe. Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. person, free for age 12 and under (with family).
might, but also with our mind. Unfortunately, our world of social Picacho. Carson became famous for her efforts, Correct cash or check only. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5
What does it really mean to “love God media and partisan journalism fosters including her book “Silent Spring,” to protect p.m. daily. Information: 566-6441 or on Facebook
with all your mind”? For starters, it such bias. We seek “echo chambers” that wildlife and food sources from DDT. Admission is at FranklinMountainsSP. Web:
means we are called to excellence in simply feed our own opinions back to us. free. Information: (575) 528-4005.
thinking just as we are called to excel- I’ve often seen Christians embrace Wyler Aerial Tramway Hikes — 1700 Municipal Rose Garden — The garden at
lence in anything else that we do. poorly conceived ideas that supported McKinley (west of Alabama). Hikes are free. 3418 Aurora (at Copia) is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The pursuit of defining excellence in their beliefs. Or they fail to give a fair Information: 562-9899. April hikes meet at the daily through November, except for holidays.
thinking led me to an useful book written hearing to anyone they suspect is headed Thousand Steps Trailhead, 4999 N. Stanton. Admission is free. Information: 212-0092 or elpa-
by Philip Dow, a Cambridge University toward a conclusion that doesn’t fit with • Women’s Hike is 7:30 a.m. Sunday, April 7.
PhD who’s superintendent of a private their world view. Of course, opponents of • Last Sunday Hike is 7:30 a.m. Sunday, April 28. Rio Bosque Wetlands Park — UTEP’s
school in Kenya. It’s titled “Virtuous Christian faith do the same. But we’re Natural History Outings — Southwest
Minds: Intellectual Character the ones who are called to love God with
Center for Environmental Resource Management

Development.” Dow outlines seven all our mind, which means we have the
Environmental Center of Las Cruces offers “Back offers free guided walking tours and other activi-

greater responsibility to practice excel-

ties at Rio Bosque Wetlands Park, 10176 Socorro
Intellectual Virtues: Courage,
by Noon” Saturday field trips departing from the
Rd. Tours last about two hours. Information: 747-
Carefulness, Tenacity, Fair-mindedness, lence in thought.
center at 275 Downtown Mall, Las Cruces. Hikes
8663 or
Curiosity, Honesty and Humility.
are free, but space is limited. Registration opens
• Introductory tour is 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13.
He deals with intellectual humility last
three weeks before each hike. Half of slots in
Randy Limbird is editor of • Community workday, 8 a.m. Saturday, April 20.
on the list, but some might put it first.
each trip reserved for center members. Some
El Paso Scene. Comments? minor fees may apply. Reservations: (575) 522- • Birding tour is 8 a.m. Sunday, April 28.
Humility is not just admitting that you Send to 5552. Information: • Bird Survey is 6:30 a.m. Monday, April 29.
• April 13: The Secret World of Bats (Back By Keystone Heritage Park and Botanical
Midnight), La Mancha Wetland. Leave at 6 p.m. Garden — 4200 Doniphan. Hours are 9 a.m. to
• April 27: Explosive History of the Organ 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Friday, and 10 a.m.
Mountains, Dripping Springs. Leave at 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed Tuesdays.
El Paso Zoo — 4001 E. Paisano. Entrance Admission: $2; $1 children. Information: 584-
hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is 0563,
$12 for ages 13 to 59; $9 for ages 60 and older Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic
and active duty military (including spouse) with ID; Site — Ranch Road 2775 off U.S. 62/180
$7.50 ages 3 to 12; and free for ages 2 and under. (Montana Ave.). Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
. Information: 212-0966, Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
“Game of Thrones” screenings are 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Admission: $7 (free for
Sundays, April 14-May 15 (age 18 and older children 12 and younger). Admission is $9 (13 and
only). Tickets: $45 for all six episodes (through over); $2 (ages 5-12). Information: 857-1135, ext.
March 3); $10 admission per episode. 0, or
‘Party for the Planet and EggstravaganZoo’ annu-
al Earth Day and Easter weekend events into one White Sands National Monument — 15
celebration 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and miles southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S.
Sunday, April 20-21. 70. Visitor Center hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
through May 26. Park hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
El Dedon Verde Flower Show — El Dedon through April 13; 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 14-May
Verde Garden Club’s 67th annual standard flower 25. Entrance fees are $20 per vehicle; $10 per
show and silent auction, “Where Does Your person and $15 per motorcycles. Information:
Garden Grow?: Gardens Around the World” is 2 (575) 479-6124, ext. 236 or (575) 679-2599, ext.
to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at Coronado 232; or on Facebook.
Country Club, 1044 Broadmoor. Admission: $15. Ranger-guided Lake Lucero Tour is 10 a.m.
Information: Saturday, April 20. Program fee is $8 ($4 age 15
Silver City Trail Days — Continental Divide and younger). Reservations required.
Trail Coalition brings together hikers and outdoor Carlsbad Caverns National Park — The
enthusiasts during the 5th annual festival Friday park is about 160 miles east of El Paso, off the
through Sunday, April 26-28, at Western New Carlsbad Highway (U.S. 62-180). Information:
Mexico University in Silver City. Admission is free (575) 785-2232 or
(except for Saturday evening film festival).
Information: (303) 996-2759. Full schedule at con- Guadalupe Mountains National Park — 110 miles east of El Paso. Entry fee: $5 for ages
16 and older. Pine Springs Visitor Center hours
FloraFest 2019 — The 25th annual native plant are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Camping is $8 per
sale and fundraiser is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday site. Information: (915) 828-3251 or
and Sunday, April 27-28, at the UTEP Centennial
Museum, Wiggins and University. Shoppers can New Mexico State Parks — Day-use fee is
purchase native plants, and visit with local plant $5 when visiting any state park. All programs are
experts for advice on how to care for their plants free with park entrance, unless otherwise listed.
at home. Most of the plants sold at this event are Information: (575) 744-5998 or
not available at other local nurseries. Admission is
free. Information: 747-8994. Plant list at Please see Page 24

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Texas Association of Museums — The Magoffin Home State Historic Site —
annual meeting of Texas Associations of Museums 1120 Magoffin. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(TAMI) will meet in El Paso Tuesday through Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m.
Friday April 2-5, at various area museums. Sunday. Visitor Center is at 1117 Magoffin; closed
Keynote speaker is UTEP President Diana Sunday. Tours on the hour; last tour at 4 p.m.
Natalicio, along with artist Rafael Lozano- Spanish language tours offered Thursday through
Hemmer. Information, registration: 212-3136 or Saturday; call for availability. Cost: $7 ($6 seniors For full schedule: 65 and older; $4 ages 6-18; free ages 5 and
Centennial Museum — University at Wiggins, younger). Family and group rates available.
UTEP. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 Monday through Admission is free to Visitor Center. Information:
Saturday. Admission is free. Information: 747- 533-5147, or Facebook.
6667 or • Stuffed Egg Salad Cooking Class is 10 a.m.(fami-
Showing this spring “The Border Does Not ly-friendly) and 1 p.m. (for adults), Saturday, April
Divide: Artists and Art on the Border,” The stu- 6. Cost is $5. Call to reserve a spot; tools and
dent-led photography exhibit, highlighting artists ingredients provided.
along the U.S./Mexico border. Opening reception • Yoga is 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13 and 27.
is 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25. Free.
Tom Lea Institute Founder Adair Margo and • A free Braintrust Bag Lunch mini-lecture is noon
retired ABC news reporter Sam Donaldson will Wednesday, April 10. The Wellness Center will
discuss “Tom Lea: The Life of a War talk on “The Benefits of Ear Acupuncture.”
Correspondent: 11:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, • Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club is 2 p.m.
April 4, with a question and answer session fol- Saturday, April 20, to discuss “The Brick Moon”
lowing noon to 1 p.m. Presentation if free, but by Edward Everett Hale, 1869.
space is limited. RSVP at Tom Lea Institute at 533- • “Make-a-Thing” arts and crafts are 10 a.m. the
0048 or third Thursday of each month (April 18). This
Showing through April 13: “Rations, Rights and month’s project is Homemade Beauty Products
Rivets: Experiencing World War II in El Paso.” with Rebecca Hendricks. Cost: $10
Showing through April 27: “Where The World National Border Patrol Museum and
met the Border: El Paso’s First Ward.” Memorial Library — 4315 Transmountain
El Paso Holocaust Museum — 715 N. Drive. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday Saturday. Admission is free. Information: 759-
through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 6060 or
Admission is free. Information: 351-0048 or elpa- Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305 Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta Mission.
El Paso Museum of Archaeology — 4301 The center features a museum on the Tigua tribe,
Transmountain in Northeast El Paso (west of U.S. offering a glimpse of five centuries of Pueblo his-
54). Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through tory and tradition. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday. Tours are 10:30 to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is free.
Admission is free. Information: 755-4332 or Information: 859-7700, War Eagles Air Museum — 8012 Airport
Showing April 27-July 13: “Rock Art of the Road, Doña Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa.
Jornada Mogollon.” showcasing photographs of Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
petroglyphs and pictographs from Hueco Tanks, Sunday. Admission: $5; $4 senior citizens and mili-
Three Rivers and Otero Mesa, as well as other tary; free for children under 12. Information:
sites. A mini-exhibition on “Ancient Borderland: (575) 589-2000 or
The Jornada Mogollon” will also be featured.
Showing through April 20: “Astronomy and the Las Cruces area
Mesoamerican Cosmos,” a look at the cosmos,
Branigan Cultural Center — Branigan
constellations and mythology from a
Building, 501 N. Main, (Downtown Mall) Las
Mesoamerican perspective. The exhibit features
Cruces. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday
the work of Fernando Arturo Rodriguez, artist
through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus
and student of Mesoamerican Cosmology.
5 to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble.
Showing through June 1: “The Salado Enigma:
Information: (575) 541-2154, or on
The Melding of Southwest Cultures.”
Facebook at LCMuseums.
El Paso Museum of History — 510 N. Santa Showing through April 20 is “Our Global
Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Kitchen, Food, Nature, Culture,” an exhibit from
Saturday (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), and noon to 5 the American Museum of Natural History that
p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 212- explores the complex and intricate food system
0320, or on Facebook. that shapes what food from farm to fork.
Showing through Sept. 22: “From Fire and History Notes Lecture Series is 1 p.m. Thursday,
Earth,” pottery traditions of the Casas Grande April 11, with “The Zoot Suit Murders of 1945”
Medio Period, featuring ceramics from the collec- by Trisha Stanton.
tions of the El Paso Museum of Archaeology, El
Las Cruces Museum of Nature and
Paso Museum of Art and private collections.
Science — 411 N. Main in the Las Cruces
Sunset Yoga for all ages and skill levels is 6 to 7
Downtown Mall. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
p.m. Thursday, April 4, and May 2. Beginners
Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
welcome. Participation is free; sign up at
Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First Friday
Ramble. Information: (575) 522-3120, las-
The free “Becoming American” documentary or on Facebook at LCMuseums.
film and discussion series on the Immigration
Experience runs Thursdays, March 28-May 2, to Las Cruces Railroad Museum — The muse-
encourage discussion of immigration issues um is in the Santa Fe train depot, 351 N. Mesilla
against. Events are 6 to 8 p.m. (5 to 7 p.m. March (at Las Cruces avenue west of the Downtown
28). Information: 212-0321 or cityhistorymuse- Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus
On display is Tom Lea’s mural “Southwest,” 5 to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble.
which has been temporarily moved from the El
Paso Public Library due on renovations. Please see Page 24

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Museum NMSU Museum — Kent Hall, University at
Solano, Las Cruces. Hours are noon to 4 p.m.
Cont’d from Page 23 Tuesday through Friday. Admission is free.
Information: (575) 646-5161 or
Admission is free; donations encouraged. um/.
Information: (575) 528-3444, or on Showing through Spring 2019 is ”Live Long &
Facebook at LCMuseums. Prosper: Sci-Fi Images in Contemporary
Brown Bag Lecture series is noon, Tuesday, Indigenous Art,” with more than 40 works of art
April 9. Prince McKenzie presents “The by contemporary indigenous artists.
Transcontinental Railroad.”
NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum — Also
4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. THours are 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to Museum of the Big Bend — Sul Ross State
5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for adults, $4 sen- University (Entrance 3), Hwy 90 in Alpine, Texas.
iors 60 and older; $3 children age 4-17; free for Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through
members, veterans and children age 3 and under. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Guided tours
Information: (575) 522-4100 or nmfarmandranch- available. Admission is free, donations accepted. Information: (432) 837-8143,
NMSU Professors Dr. Zohrab Samani and Dr. or
Hatim Geli will give presentations in the
Museum’s Theater 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April Showing April 11-May 19: The 33rd annual
11, about how satellites gather information to aid Trappings of Texas, considered one of the best
water management in New Mexico. Free. Western art and custom cowboy gear exhibits and
“Animals of the Southwest,” an exhibit of 34 pas- sales in the country. Opening reception and sale is
tel paintings by Dinah Swan, opens April 12 in 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, with talks and demonstrations
the Arts Corridor and continues through Aug. 4. all day Saturday.
A free artist’s reception is 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Opening weekend events:
Sunday, April 14. • Preview showing and after party is 5 to 8 p.m.
Formerly of Las Cruces, Swan now resides in Thursday. Tickets: $50.
Colorado. Her paintings in this show include wild • Meet the Artists Luncheon if 11:30 a.m. to 2
animals such as bears, coyotes and birds, to p.m. Friday at Come & Take it BBQ, 2612 W.
domestic animals like cattle, horses and cats. Highway 90. Tickets; $35; space is limited.
Craft for Kids are 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays; • Chuck Wagon breakfast is 8 a.m. and Calf Fry
free with museum admission. Lunch is noon Saturday at Big Bend Saddlery and
To register for workshops, or for more informa- Spradley Hats, 2701 E. Hwy 90. Admission is free;
tion, contact LuAnn Kilday at 575-522-4100 or reservations requested. • Round up Party is 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Que
A Felting Workshop is 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April Dice/Stringfellow Ranch with cocktails, dinner and
13. Class fee is $10 (includes all materials). Space live music. Call for ticket information.
is limited.
New Mexico Museum of Space History
A Spinning Workshop is 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April
— 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. The museum fea-
27 and May 4. Fiber and equipment available to
tures the International Space Hall of Fame and the
use; but bring your own wheel if you have one.
Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater and Planetarium.
Cost is $20
Space center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
NMSU Art Gallery — D.W. Williams Art Admission: $6 ($5 for seniors and military, $4 ages
Center, 1390 E. University Ave, NMSU. Hours 4-12, children 3 and younger free). Information:
are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. (877) 333-6589, (575) 437-2840 or nmspacemu-
Admission is free. Designated gallery parking free
on weekends and after 5 p.m. on weekdays. The Launch Pad Lecture Series is 9 to 11 a.m.
Information: (575) 646-2545, the first Friday of each month. The April 5 lec-
Showing through April 6: 2019 Juried Student ture is “The Forgotten Missions: Apollo IX and X”
Exhibition, with jurors Julie Alpert. with Museum Executive Director Chris Orwoll.
Showing April 26-May 11: MFA Thesis Admission is free.
Exhibition, with opening reception 5:20 p.m.
Friday, April 26.

Nature An Easter Egg Hunt is 10 to 11 a.m. Sunday,

April 21, at the Riverside Campground Pavilion.
Cont’d from Page 22 • Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Information:
(575) 744-5923. Easter Egg Hunt is 10 a.m. to
• Leasburg Dam — Radium Springs, two miles off noon Saturday, April 20. Bring a basket.
I-25 at Exit 19. Day use hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Information: (575) 524–4068. Spring Equinox
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State
Celebration is 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 30,
Park — 1504 Miehls Drive N., Carlsbad, N.M.
Admission: $5 ($3 ages 7-12; free for 6 and
with Native American song and dance, and adobe
under). Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (last entry at
oven baked Pueblo bread demonstration and. The
3:30 p.m.). Information: (575) 887-5516 or liv-
monthly Night Sky program follows 7 to 9 p.m.
Dress warm and bring a folding chair.
Earth Day Festival and Taste of the Living Desert
• Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. 5000 Calle
is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, with infor-
del Norte in Mesilla. Information: (575) 523-4398.
mation booths, raffles, door prizes, giveaways,
Audubon Bird Walks are 7:15 a.m. Saturdays, led
Party for the Planet children’s activities, New
by park volunteers. Ranger-led Nature Hikes are
Mexico food sampling, a native plant sale, and
2:30 p.m. Sundays. Fitness in Nature walks with
book signings and sales.
the Second Chance Walker Program are 8:30 a.m.
every Saturday beginning at the Visitor Center. Alameda Park Zoo — Alameda Park, 1321
• Oliver Lee State Park, Highway 54 south of N. White Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70), Alamogordo.
Alamogordo at the Dog Canyon turnoff. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $2.50
Information: (575) 437-8284. ($1.50 ages 3-11 and 60 and older; free for ages 2
International Astronomy Day night sky viewing is and younger). Information: (575) 439-4290.
7:15 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13. The annual Community Earth Day event is 9
• Percha Dam State Park and Caballo Lake State a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, with exhibits
Park, 60 miles north of Las Cruces on Interstate on alternative energy and fuels, a mini health fair
25. Information: (575) 743-3942 (Percha Dam) or and screenings, interactive games for kids, live
(575) 527-8386 (Caballo Lake). entertainment and a butterfly release. Admission
The Blessing of Bats is 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, is free.
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Businesswoman now
creates cross artwork
f you are looking for a one-of-a-kind
gift for Easter, Mother’s Day or a June
wedding, consider visiting Rachel
Davis’ “Cross Gallery” in El Paso’s Upper
Valley. A native El Pasoan, Davis began
her working years as a job recruiter, even-
tually opening her own company. After her
twin daughters, Michelle and Monique,
were born, Davis chose to stay at home
and while raising the girls also turned a
hobby into a full-time business.
“I’ve always been creative so in addition
to this job, I had already been making and
selling my crosses,” she said.
Crosses have always held a special place
in her life. Her first ones were based on a
design that she calls “kitchen crosses.”
These are made up of four spoons fas-
tened in the shape of a cross and then cov-
ered with colorful beadwork. From there
she began forming crosses using very
large nails as the base. Her crosses range
in size from 4 to 12 inches, and also
include various designs mounted on wood
cut in the shape of a cross.
As a Catholic, Davis is deeply devoted to
the Virgin Mary, which led her to create a
variety of distinctive rosaries. She Crosses by Rachel Davis
describes her full-sized rosary as “Prayers
in a Bottle,” and her presentation is a work Tom Lea Institute director
of art in itself. A beautiful straw flower
fills the bottom of the small bottle, serving Congratulations to Holly Packard Cobb,
to cushion the rosary. The cork sealing the who was selected as executive director of
bottle is topped with a medallion colored the Tom Lea Institute at the Institute’s
to accent the rosary. The rosaries them- October board meeting. Cobb had served
selves are comprised of a variety of beads as the Institute’s Director of Education for
separated by silver wire. A heart marks the three years, developing Tom Lea curricu-
Apostles’ Creed, and a sparkling cross lum now used in the social studies and
completes the set. English language arts programs that serve
To accommodate those who may choose about 23,000 El Paso area students, K-12.
to use a rosary as jewelry, the cross can be Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay
detached, leaving the heart as a pendant. area, Cobb holds a master’s degree from
That also can be detached, allowing the the University of California at Berkeley,
rosary beads to form a simple necklace. where she majored in curriculum design
Davis also provides matching earrings and staff development. While in
attached to the bottom of the cork on the California, she developed one of the state’s
bottle. first community-based English Language
Davis offers a variety of smaller pieces, Learner programs.
such as a car charm that can be hung from From there she relocated to Virginia,
the mirror in the car, and also key chain where she worked in human resources.
and steering wheel rosaries. Other options She later began her own organizational
include a memory wire bracelet rosary. development consulting firm. She and her
“Because Mary is always identified with husband, Bill, spent several years in
roses, and also flowers themselves are Massachusetts before moving in 2002 to
such beautiful forms, I like to include El Paso, where he serves as the senior pas-
flowers in many of my designs,” she tor of St. Clements Church. While produc-
explained. Her remembrance rosary for ing and hosting the “Decision Point” pro-
those who have lost a loved one is a gram on KSCE-TV, Cobb became
bracelet with charms based upon the poem acquainted with Adair Margo, founder of
by Mary Elizabeth Frye, “Stand Not by the Tom Lea Institute.
my Grave and Weep.” Cobb emphasizes that she will continue
One of her largest rosaries, and perhaps working with both local school districts
the most symbolic, is her “Wedding Lasso and private schools while also expanding
Rosary,” created by a blending of two the heritage tourism along the Tom Lea
large rosaries; one will be placed around Trail. She plans to develop stronger part-
the shoulders of the bride and the other on nerships with civic organizations along the
the groom just before the couple takes trail. She also will continue to promote
their vows. The lasso comes with a match- October as Tom Lea Month, but will trim
ing keepsake box. the calendar to fewer, but highly meaning-
The only way to truly appreciate Davis’ ful, events.
work is to see it in person. She will show a Their next event will be April 4 at the
selection of her work at the La Vina Centennial Museum. The Institute will
Spring Wine Festival in late April. You can host nationally known TV news personali-
call 915-585-9977 for an appointment to ty Sam Donaldson in a presentation enti-
visit her home gallery. You also can find tled, “Paint and Ink: the life of a war cor-
out more on her Facebook page at “The
Cross Gallery.” Please see Page 28

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Art Auction 2019 — KCOS-TV public televi- Mexican Retablos from the EPMA Collection.”
sion’s annual on-air juried art competition and A free lecture on “Painters and Pilgrims: Spanish
fundraising auction is 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday Colonial Art and the Catholic Imagination in
and Sunday, April 27-28 and May 4-5. To see all Mexico” is 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6. RSVP
the artwork, times and pricing, go to kcosartauc- required at Bidders can bid live by calling 881-0013 A Retablos workshop led by Ivan Calderon is
during the auction. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and 9:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11 and 13, for teens
Bert Saldana Art Gallery — The gallery fea-
and adults. Cost: $36. Registration at
turing Southwestern Art is at 1501 Main Street in
Showing through Dec. 31: “Ideas Unwrapped:
the San Elizario Arts District. Hours are 10 a.m. to
An Exhibition about Art” explores EPMA’s perma-
3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4
nent collection, featuring works of art given to the
p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Information: 479-2926
museum by the Peter Norton Christmas Project.
Bach’s Lunch Jr. performance is noon to 1 p.m.
Chamizal National Memorial — 800 S. Thursday, April 18.
San Marcial. Franklin G. Smith Gallery hours are 8 Artful Preludes performance in partnership with
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and El Paso Symphony Orchestra is noon to 1 p.m.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends by request. Thursday, April 25.
Admission is free. Information: 532-7273. Showing Texas Tech University College of Architecture
through April 15: “BorDNAndo... ‘Una mirada a and the museum hosts a talk by architect Andrés
la frontera a través del Arte’ (A look at the border Jaque, founder of the Office for Political
through Art),” sculptures by Majo (Mirna Ajo). Innovation, at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 25.
Crossland Gallery — 500 W. Paisano (in the
Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and
Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are 11 a.m. to 4
Gift Shop — The gallery of impressionist
p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
painter Alberto Escamilla is at 1445 Main Street in
Saturdays. Admission is free. Information: 534-
San Elizario. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
7377,, or on Facebook.
Wednesday through Saturday, and 12:30 to 4:30
Showing April 5 through May 10: “On the
p.m. Sunday and by appointment. Information:
Map: El Paso and Beyond, with works featuring
851-0742 or 474-1800, or
both local and faraway subjects. An El Paso art
award will be chosen by Randy Limbird, publisher Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon. The
of El Paso Scene. Featured artists include Will gallery specializes in local and early El Paso art.
Keener, Sahyly Martinez, Candy Mayer, Maria S. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
Muñoz, Ida Portillo, Ramiro Ordonez, Trevor Friday, or by appointment. Information: 533-9090
Pense and many others. Opening reception is 5:30 or
to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5. Showing through June 21: “Nudes & More,”
The Art Junction artists will participate in the works depicting the human form by Krystyna
12th annual El Paso Studio Tour May 4-5. Robbins, Estelle Goldman, Willibald De Cabrera,
Mauricio Mora, Daniel Padilla, Teresa Fernandez,
Dozal Art Gallery — The gallery Robert
Isabel Olivares, Francisco Romero, Diego “Robot”
Dozal is at 1445 Main Street, San Elizario Art
Martinez, Hal Marcus, Tome Le, Mago Gandara,
District. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday
Bill Rakocy, Lillian Sandoval, and John W.
through Sunday, or by appointment. Information:
MacKenzie. An ARTalk is 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday,
777-5237 or
May 30.
El Paso Artists Studio Tour — The 12th The gallery will participate in the El Paso Studio
annual tour or 18 studio locations is 10 a.m. to 5 Tour noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May
p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 4-5, with guest artist Diego “Robert” Martinez.
27-28 for all artists west of University (West side
Ho Baron Sculpture Garden and Studio
and Upper Valley), and May 4-5 for all artists east
– 2830 Aurora (at Piedras). Indoor studio hours
of University Avenue (Downtown, Central,
are noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays, or by appointment.
Northeast, East and Mission Valley). Sponsored by
Information: 915-562-7820 or
Hal Marcus Gallery and El Paso Scene. Admission
is free. Information: 533-9090. International Museum of Art — 1211
Full studio list and directions available at pleinair- Montana. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, or through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission
is free. Information: 543-6747, internationalmuse-
El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts Festival or on Facebook.
Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5
Kermezaar arts festival is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday,
Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, April 6-7. Admission is $5 (military and
Thursday. Admission is free. Information: 212-
children under 12 free).
0300 or
Showing April 19-Aug. 7: “Antonio Castro: La Galeria de la Misíon de Senecú — The
Visions of a Borderland.” Born in 1941 in Ysleta Independent School District’s gallery is at
Zacatecas, Mexico, painter and illustrator Castro 8455 Alameda. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
has lived and worked for most his life in the El Monday through Friday. Admission is free.
Paso/Juárez borderland. This exhibition shares his Information: 434-9711.
vision of the region through more than two dozen Showing through April 18: “Me, Myself, and I,”
paintings and illustrations created over 60 years. It 2nd annual students photography exhibition.
also features materials related to his process and Closing reception and awards are 5:30 to 7:30
some of the illustrations he made for books and El p.m. Thursday, April 18.
Paso’s longtime department store, The Popular. Pastel Society of El Paso — The society’s
An Art Talk on Castro’s work is 1 to 2 p.m. next meeting is 1 p.m. Thursday, April 4. at the
Saturday, April 20. International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana. Las
Showing through April 7: “Julie Speed: East of Cruces artist and Pastel Society member Carolyn
the Sun and West of the Moon.” Bunch will demonstrate “Learning from Degas.”
Showing through May 5: “Power and Piety: Bunch is a signature member of the New Mexico
Spanish Colonial Art.”
Showing through Sept. 1: “Joy and Suffering: Please see Page 27

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Art Scene Fountain Theatre. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
daily. Information: (575) 522-2933 or mesillaval-
Cont’d from Page 26
April’s featured artists are Sue Ann Glenn and
Watercolor Society. The program is free and open Arlene J. Tugel. Glenn is a realistic artist, inspired
to the public. Membership is $35. Information: from travel, nature and other objects. Watercolor
Dorian Clouser, 593-2330 or artist Tugel does most of her painting outdoors.
Rio Bravo Watercolorists — The group’s
monthly meeting is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, ‘Protest Art: The Struggle is Beautiful’
April 17, at the International Museum of Art, — New Mexico Comunidades en Acción y de Fé
1211 Montana. Artist/muralist Mario Ulloa will talk (NM CAFé) presents the exhibit featuring border-
about the mural process. The public is invited. lands artists that create art with a message, art
Information: Linda Parsons, 549-2950. that inspires action, and art to energize, move,
and mobilize through April 30 at Southwest
Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald Environmental Center’s Cottonwood Gallery, 275
Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is off Dawson Main, in Las Cruces. Regular gallery hours are 9
Drive next to the Sun Bowl. Hours are 10 a.m. to a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Information: (828) 467-
5 p.m. Monday through Friday (open until 7 p.m. 9060.
Thursday) and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Opening is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 5,
Information: 747-6151, or with protest music and performance art from
on Facebook at RubinCenter. Singing Out, Papayas con Chile, and a graduate-
Showing through April 6: level NMSU dance class. The public can partici-
• ‘Sections: New Cities, Future Ruins at the pate in a community art project.
Border,’ in the Rubin Gallery.
• “Convergence: New Contemporary Painting Tombaugh Gallery — First Unitarian
from Thinkspace” in the L Gallery. Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S. Solano.
Showing through April 12: is “A Piece of Our Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday
Mind: Posters By Joe Scorsone and Alice through Saturday. Information: (575) 522-7281,
Drueding,” in the Project Space. or on Facebook at Tombaugh
San Elizario Art District — Several galleries Gallery.
and artist studios are located 1445 to 1501 Main Showing through April 13: “Into the Night,”
Street near the San Elizario Plaza on the Mission photography by Victor Gibbs and Bob Peticolas,
Trail. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through featuring night images of the Southwest. A recep-
Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 tion with artist talks is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March
p.m. Sunday. Information: 474-1800 or 851-0093. 29.
Featured artists include Albert Escamilla, Robert The gallery seeks artist proposals through April
Dozal, Gaspar Enriquez and Amado Pena Jr. 15 for 2020 exhibits. Information: Judy Licht at
Titovets School of Art Show & Sale —
The school hosts its annual show 2 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27-28, at
5411 N. Mesa in Peppertree Square (former loca- Art Hop — MainStreet Truth or Consequences
tion of Charlotte’s), featuring works by students sponsors the event 6 to 9 p.m. the second
all ages and levels taught by Sasha and Lyuba Saturday of each month (April 13) in the down-
Titovets. Admission is free; refreshments and town gallery district. Information
wine served. Information: 585-3043 or titovetss-
Deming Arts Center — The Deming Arts
Las Cruces/Mesilla
Council gallery and gift shop, 100 Gold in Deming,
N.M., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through
Art Obscura Gallery — 3206 Harrelson, Las Saturday. Admission is free. Information: (575)
Cruces. Showing through April 7: Works by Las 546-3663, or on Facebook.
Cruces artist Michael Ponce.Open10 a.m. to 7 Showing March 31-April 29: Works by Arizona
p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 artist Kelly LaMarr Boren. At age 12 Boren pur-
p.m. Sunday. Information: (575) 494-7256, chased a 35mm SLR camera and began art pho- or on Facebook. tography. He painted and drew his way through
Branigan Call for Submissions — Branigan high school. A winner of multiple student merit
Cultural Center in Las Cruces seeks proposals for awards and scholarships, Boren is inspired by the
exhibits to be presented in 2020, with themes of open horizontal vistas and ancient mystery of the
cultural and historical significance relating to the great Southwest.
Southwest. Exhibits will run for 6 to 12 weeks Artist reception is 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March
Deadline is 5 p.m. April 7. For full rules and 31.
forms, visit
Information: or (575) 541-2154. Red Dot Studio Tour — Silver Art
Association hosts its 2019 studio tour 9 a.m. to 5
Downtown Ramble — The City of Las p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5, featuring its
Cruces hosts an evening of music and art 5 to 7 Red Dot Studios through the area. Information:
p.m. the first Friday of the month at art venues of
in a seven-block stretch of Las Cruces Downtown Oil and acrylic painters, encaustic artists, metal
Mall. Information: (575) 647-0508. sculptors, found-object artists, jewelers, photogra-
GreenSpace Gallery — 517 N. Mesquite in phers, weavers, potters, clay sculptors, water-col-
Las Cruces, N.M. Hours are 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays orists, and woodworkers will open their private
and Thursdays, and 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, studios in and around Silver City.
Friday and Saturday. Information: (575) 551-6778, Brochures with maps to all the studios, as well as or on Facebook at Greenspace copies of the Silver City Art Association Art
Gallery Las Cruces. Featured artists are David Guide, are available at Light Art Space, 209 W
Carson, Sopia Schwimmer and Damina Barkley. Broadway in downtown Silver City, and from the
Silver City Visitor Center on Hudson Street.
Las Cruces Museum of Art — 491 N. Main
Tour-goers will be guided by Red Dot directional
(Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
signs to the studios.
Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Studio Tour Gala is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May
Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First Friday
3, at Light Art Space, 209 W. Broadway. The Gala
Ramble. Information: (575) 541-2137, las-
will showcase an example of artwork by each par- or on Facebook at LCMuseums.
ticipating Tour artist, on exhibit at Light Art Space
“Artventurous” free art appreciation activities are
all weekend. Refreshments served. There also will
10 a.m. to noon every Saturday.
be a $49.95 Silent Auction.
Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery — 2470-A Admission to the tour and gala is free.
Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, across from the

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Gallery Talk Studio tours, Titovets show time host, the Plein Air Painters of El Aleksander (Sasha) Titovets.
Paso. El Paso Scene, which helped organ- Lyuba said she and her husband are very
Cont’d from Page 25 Take advantage of the opportunity in late ize the first event back in 2008, also grateful to Melissa O’Rourke for making
April and early May to visit the studio of returns as a sponsor. For more details, see the venue available.
respondent.” The event begins with a your favorite artists. The 12th annual El
reception from 11:30 am to noon followed the list of studios elsewhere in this issue or “It is just a perfect place to show art
Paso Artists Studio Tour will feature West go to work. The rooms are large, and the light-
by Donaldson’s presentation, then ques- Side studios Saturday and Sunday, April
tions and answers featuring Margo and Also on the weekend of April 27-28 will ing is wonderful. We will have work from
27-28, and East Side studios (from Sunset be the annual Titovets Student Art more than 25 students who range in age
Donaldson. There is no charge, but reser- Heights to San Elizario) the following
vations are requested due to space limita- Exhibition at the former Charlotte’s from 10 to 90, so there should be some-
weekend of May 4-5. Hours are 10 a.m. to Furniture, 5411 North Mesa (Peppertree thing to please everyone’s taste.”
tions. For reservations, call 533-0048. 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m.
Cobb noted that Donaldson a graduate of Square). Hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday
Sunday. This year’s event is sponsored by and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, presented by two Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer
UTEP, and also served as a war correspon- the Hal Marcus Gallery as well as its long-
dent in Korean and Vietnam. of El Paso’s best known artists, Lyuba and specializing in the visual arts.

Slaughter was rare Taking a Look Back

long-lived cowboy by John McVey Middagh
ne of the most exciting times in the

O history of the Southwest were the

cowboy years starting around the
1830s. Boys back then started young,
Baptist. Many times the three fought off
Apache raids led by Geronimo. They
often tracked Mexican rustlers across the
border, retrieving stolen cattle.
grew up fast, and many never reached
Other cattle barons such as John
full adulthood.
Chisum, Oliver
John H. Slaughter, known as “Texas
Loving and
John Slaughter,”
Charles Goodnight,
was one of the
had black
exceptions, living
cowhands they
81 years. He
relied on for their
became an iron
most important
man of the early
tasks, including
1800s in Texas,
carrying cash to
New Mexico and
the bank. One of
Arizona. His cattle
those cowboys was
ranch spanned two
Bose Ikard, whose
counties. He was
employer Ikard
also a Texas
Slaughter Goodnight said of
Ranger, sheriff and
him, “My top honcho was a good brave
poker player, all after starting out as a
man, surpassing any man in endurance
cowboy himself.
and stamina. There was a dignity, a
Slaughter was born in 1841 on a plan-
cleanliness and reliability that was won-
tation in Louisiana. His family moved to
derful; I trusted him more than any other
a ranch in Caldwell County, Texas.
living man.”
One of ten children, Slaughter became
Many former and escaped slaves came
a Texas Ranger who fought Comanches
west from the deep South before and
before serving in the Confederate Army
after the Civil War, working as cowboys
in battles around Austin. Then in 1874
roping and branding cattle, then helping
he, along with his brother and several
drive longhorns to markets north. At the
cousins, formed a cattle drive going to
end of a drive some would stay behind
Kansas following the Chisholm Trail.
working as cooks and drovers for other
He later left Texas for New Mexico
outfits. The Southwest became a place
where he traded cattle. He moved further
where they could enjoy freedom on the
west, buying the San Bernardino Ranch
range. Historians estimate that as many
on the Arizona-Mexican border in 1884.
as one in four cowboys were black, a
Slaughter bought 65,000 acres of the
fact rarely represented in popular cul-
original 73,240 Spanish land grant, pay-
ing $80,000. He built a home straddling
The word got back to the trouble-torn
the border, keeping one wife on the
South, encouraging many African-
Mexican side and another on the U.S.
Americans to follow their family and
side, connecting the two by a breezeway.
friends westward. Communities started
He dammed up the artesian springs for
popping up -— one was named
irrigation. Slaughter liked technology
“BlackDom,” located in New Mexico’s
and was the first to have a telephone at
Chaves County 18 miles from Roswell.
his ranch. He also owned six automo-
The town started growing in 1901 using
biles, never learning to drive. He died in
the 1862 Homestead Act. The town
his sleep Feb. 16, 1922 in Douglas.
thrived until the middle of the 1920s
Another interesting aspect of
when the crops were hit by an infestation
Slaughter’s story is that he, like many
of worms. The build-up of alkali and the
other cattle barons, relied heavily on
lack of water from the underground
black cowboys as his top workmen. One
aquifer also played a part in the decline
of his most trusted men was John Swain,
of BlackDom. People started moving to
a former slave who came to Tombstone,
different locations, including Las Cruces.
Ariz. with his boss in 1877. Slaughter
made Swain his head honcho. There was
John McVey Middagh is a former
another black man named John Baptist,
saddle shop owner and amateur
and the three of them made a fearsome
local historian. You can reach him
trio; Slaughter, Swain, and “Old Bat”

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Our once in a lifetime show
Local concertgoers have the notorious repu-
tation of buying tickets at the last minute, so
it certainly caught my attention when
Metallica nearly sold out instantaneously. I
had seen Metallica a few times before and
they were great, but debated about the Feb.
El Paso Nuevo Siglo Drama Festival — ‘Alice in Wonderland’ — No Strings Theater 28 show at the Don Haskins Center.
The festival will offer a range of plays April 6-7 Company presents a version of Lewis Carroll’s Fortunately, I came to my senses before the
and 10-13 at the Chamizal National Memorial classic, created by The Manhattan Project, sellout. The show was incredible. The band
Theatre, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. through April 7 at the Black Box Theater, 430 averages 55 years old, but the only sign of
Information: 532-7273, or N. Main in Las Cruces. Directed by Karen Caroe aging was guitarist Kirk Hammett’s hair Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; doing an impression of (the current) Brian
Festival performances are 7 p.m., doors open at $10 all seats Thursday). Information: (575) 523- May. The set list was filled with enough hits
6 p.m. Each performance followed by a brief 1223 or and deep cuts to satisfy career-long fans.
question and answer session. The stage was in the round (or in this case in formances, and to sweeten the pot it is
• Saturday, April 6: “The Many Deaths of Danny
‘Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Romance,
the square) and stark white. Dozens of large pressed on swirled wax with the proceeds
Inspiration, and Fun’ — Martha Jane “MJ”
graphic cubes moved up and down above the going to charity. Rockabye Baby! continues
its series of rock-inspired children’s lullabies
Rosales.” Based on actual events in late 1970s
stage, displaying images ranging from what
Wofford will perform as Elizabeth Barrett
with Weezer being covered.
central Texas. The play takes place in a court-
was happening below, to memorabilia, to
Browning at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the
room. Witnesses and the defendant relate a differ-
incredible artwork, to the band’s movement
Roadrunner Room of the Thomas Branigan
7-inch, 10- & 12-inch Singles
ent version of events leading up to the death of a
young man in police custody. The Chicano
Memorial Library, 200 E Picacho, in Las Cruces. through time. Metallica performed each song
Information: (575) 528-4005. in top form, from the opening cut of
Theatre dramatic reading is presented in partner- The 7-inch format dominates this year with
“Hardwired” to the encore of “Enter
ship with UTEP Theatre. Playwright, Carlos ‘A Texas Triptych’ — El Paso Community double discs and multi record boxes. The
Sandman.” Then they showered the fans
Foundation’s Jewel Box Series presents a Youth Red Hot Chili Peppers are represented by
below with enough guitar picks to tile the
Morton, will be present for questions after the
Collaboration of the Arts play written and direct- their drummer and their guitarists on two
floor, and drummer Lars Ulrich reminded us
show. In English with some Spanish.
ed by Alexandra Dipp at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April classic T’ Rex covers. Elvis Costello and the
of when the band played here in 1985. Hard
• Sunday, April 7: “A Bicycle Country” by Nilo
14, at the Philanthropy Theatre (next to the Plaza Imposters’ “Purse EP” bring together the
to believe it’s been that long.
Cruz. Three Cuban nationals dream of leaving for
Miami. Witness their harrowing journey over the Theatre). Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster). songs he has written with some of the best
songwriters in history. New wave of British
Record Store Day is coming!
Caribbean Sea. Presented in partnership with Information: 533-4020 or
UTEP Theatre. In English with some Spanish. “A Texas Triptych” tells the tale of a young heavy metal legends Saxon unleash
• Wednesday, April 10: “Wild Thing” written by woman who returns home to her older sister and That one magical day that happens only “Thunderbolt (The Singles),” containing five
Luis Vélez de Guevara and translated by Harley ailing mother in a small desert town. Together once a year is quickly approaching. It’s separate 45’s, with live versions of each song
they experience a transformation in the wake of Record Store Day April 13. This year the on the respective “B” side. Each contains
unique and different artwork. Motorhead will
Erdman. Performed by UMass Amherst Theater.
betrayal and loss. amount of product is simply staggering, even
pay homage to the Ramones with
Directed by Gina Kaufmann. Presented in English.
a bit overwhelming. The powers that be have
Playhouse auditions — El Paso Playhouse, “Rockaway Beach.” There are also more 10-
Originally written in 1613, the script feels like a
chosen Pearl Jam as the formal ambassadors
and 12-inch singles and EP’s appearing this
contemporary send-up of traditional gender roles. 2501 Montana, hosts auditions for “The
for this year’s proceedings. The band them-
year, with Mumford and Sons’ “Acoustic
The protagonist Gila chooses to live as a ferocious Graduate” Sunday and Monday, April 14-15. Call
selves will be contributing “Live at Easy
fighter on the fringes of society, unchained by for audition times: 532-1317 or
Street.” Now on to the big show. Sessions,” and Mastodon performing two
marriage and family. tributes with one stunning release, “Stairway
• Thursday, April 11: “Quijote.Femenino.Plural” to Nick John.” The band says goodbye to
by Ainhoa Amestoy, based on Miguel de
‘Children of Eden’ — The El Paso Community Box Sets and Multi Disc manager Nick John with a cover of
College Theatre Ensemble presents the two-act
Cervantes. Performed by Estival Producciones,
musical April 18-28 at Transmountain Campus Devo takes the prize for the most extensive “Stairway to Heaven” by his favorite band,
Spain. In Spanish. This stage production embarks set, and you thought all they sang was “Whip Led Zeppelin. Kiss comes into the picture in
the form of guitarist Ace Frehley and his 12-
Forum Theater, 9570 Gateway North.
on a different quest of self-discovery led by It.” They are introducing a 6-LP box set,
inch picture disc “Spaceman,” complete with
Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and
Sanchica, Sancho Panza’s teenage daughter. She “This is Devo Box,” which was previously
18” x 24” poster.
2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $20 ($15 non-EPCC stu-
goes toe-to-toe with the formidable female char-
dents; $10 EPCC students; $6 staff and senior citi- available only in Japan on CD. It features
acters of Cervantes’ novel “Don Quixote.” remastered versions of their first studio
The Wacky & the Bizarre
zens); cash only. Information: 831-5056. For tick-
• Friday, April 12: “Cómicos, A Donde El Viento albums. Grateful Dead fans are rejoicing for
the Jerry Garcia Band, “Electric on the Eel:
ets call 831-5147.
The one to take the blue ribbon this year
No Lleve,” by Miguel Murillo and Francisco
August 10th, 1991.” The 4-record set of this
The family-friendly musical is based on the Book
isn’t a single release but a new configuration;
Negro. Performed by Morfeo Teatro, Spain. In
live show features a very extended version of
of Genesis, with Act I telling the story of Adam
the 3-inch vinyl record. Ironically, one of the
Spanish. A repertoire of romances, fables, and
“Everybody Needs Somebody to Love” on
and Eve, Cain, and Abel, while Act II deals with
very first titles on this tiny spot of wax is the
other works of anonymous Spanish popular litera-
side 7. On the complete opposite of the
Noah and the Flood.
song “Big Me” by the Foo Fighters. Jack
ture from the 17th through 20th centuries.
The show is staged by guest director/choreogra-
musical spectrum, the Goo Goo Dolls cele-
• Saturday, April 13: “Amor es Más Laberinto,”
White, Bad Religion, the Interrupters and
pher Greg Thompson, designed by Dom Pagano brate with “Topography,” in which most of
by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and Fray Juan de Rancid also help out the inaugural unveiling
with costumes by Valerie A. Ramirez. Book by their Warner Brothers catalogue gets its vinyl
Guevara. Performed by Perro Teatro, Mexico. of the format. Soundtracks also play a big
John Caird, the Tony and Olivier award-winning debut. The original Woodstock turns 50 this
Each year as revenge for the death of his son, role in 2019, with Howard Stern’s Private
director of the original production of “Les year, and with that comes a very new version
King Minos demands that seven young Athenians Parts, the Transformers trilogy, South Park
Miserable,” and music and lyrics by multiple of the 3-LP set, a mono pressing. If you’d
be sacrificed in the labyrinth of the Minotaur. One and Office Space just a small sampling of
been in the audience, then this is exactly
movie music coming to vinyl. There is also a
Oscar, Grammy and Tony award winner Stephen
victim is Theseus, the prince of Athens, has been
what you would have heard. The track listing
bit of comedy with Monty Python, Rudy Ray
Schwartz, known for his musicals “Wicked,”
follows the same tracks/sequence as the orig-
chosen as one of the victims. The king’s two
Moore and Bill Hicks. What Record Store
“Godspell” and “Pippin,” and for the Academy
inal Woodstock soundtrack.
daughters of the King Minos fall in love with
Day wouldn’t be complete without some
Award-winning songs he wrote for the animated
features “Pocahontas” and “The Prince of Egypt.”
truly questionable releases? A pair of Dr.
‘Wait Until Dark’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Adam, Eve, Noah, and the “Father” who created Unique Colors, Recordings Who releases contain narration of the full
Montana, presents the Frederick Knott suspense them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic & Deluxe Packaging cast. And lastly, the Teenage Mutant Ninja
thriller adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher through April actions of their respective children in this frank Turtles come out to play with “Pizza Power,”
7. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and and often humorous examination of the age-old The Alarm debuts the band’s 1985 concert originally released on tape in 1990. The
2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 ($12 seniors 62+, conflict between parents and children. from Boston Orpheum with 16 of the 21 sleeve is adorned in Turtles Tour attire and
students, military; $9 12 and younger). songs never released before in any form. two removable patches.
Information: 532-1317 or Badfinger combines all of their bonus unre-
Please see Page 30 leased material from their two 1974 classics As usual, all of these are released in
and lays them all out on a double slab. Duran extremely limited quantity, from as many as
Duran takes the previously only-available- 6,800 to as few as only 300, with most hov-
on-DVD performance from 1981 onto a dou- ering over the 3,000 mark. Many are num-
ble disc. Of course there is a posthumous bered and most will disappear very quickly.
Prince release, with people clamoring for If money is tight, think about a 3rd and 4th
rare remixes. “His Majesty’s Pop Life / The job because any of these (and you will want
Purple Mix Club” offers up a bevy of mixes more than one) will empty out that wallet
on two platters. Since Queen is experiencing quicker than a mugging (it sometimes feels
a resurgence, Hollywood Records is all over like that when you see the register total), but
that with a double picture disc of the sound- isn’t that what makes it so special?
track with a ridiculously low pressing of
2,300. This year marks a first for a podcast Brian Chozick is owner of Tumblin’
throwing its mic in the ring. Podcast pioneer Dice Music. Drop him a line at
Marc Maron compiles live-in-studio per-

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EPCC presents
On Stage Grandson of the infamous Victor, Frederick

‘Children of Eden’
Frankenstein inherits his family’s estate in
Cont’d from Page 29 Transylvania.
‘My Fair Lady’ — American Southwest Theatre
‘Mamma Mia!’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in Company closes its season with the beloved
the UTEP Student Union West building, presents Lerner and Loewe musical April 26-May 5 at hen most hear the name,
the hit musical inspired by the music of ABBA NMSU’s Center for the Arts in Las Cruces. Stephen Schwartz, they think
April 19-May 12. Show time is 7 p.m. Directed by Megan McQueen. Performances are of his musicals “Wicked,”
Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner mati- 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. “Pippin,” or “Godspell.” “Children of
nees are Sunday 1:30 p.m. April 28, May 5 and Tickets: $18 ($15 seniors; $11 students; $5 high Eden” doesn’t ring a bell. That’s too
May 12; dinner matinee is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April school students with current I.D.) Tickets: (575)
bad according to guest artist Greg
21. Tickets: $33.50 to $43.50 Wednesday, 646-41420 or
Thursday and Sunday discount dinner performanc-
Thompson, who is directing “Children
When Eliza Doolittle, a flower-seller on the
es; $36.50 to $48.50 (Friday and Saturday dinner
of Eden” for El Paso Community
streets of London, overhears phoneticist Henry
performances), and $19.50 to $29.50 no-dinner Higgins joke that he could - by changing the way
College. He has been in love with
matinee performances (Ticketmaster). she speaks - turn her from a “guttersnipe” into a Schwartz’s work for a long time.
Information: 747-6060 or lady, she takes him up on the offer and approach- “My first role in college (as a musical
On the eve of her wedding on a Greek island es him for speech lessons. theater and voice double major) was
paradise, a daughter’s quest to discover the identi- Louis in ‘Pippin’ and I fell in love with
‘Oedipus El Rey’ — UTEP Department of Schwartz’s music immediately. I had
ty of her father brings three men from her moth-
Theater & Dance presents the contemporary
er’s past back to the island they last visited 20 already heard much of the music from
adaptation of Sophocles’ “Oedipus Rex,” written
years ago. Featuring classic ABBA songs including ‘Godspell’ and liked most of it. Once I
by Luis Alfaro April 26-May 5, at Fox Fine Arts
“Dancing Queen,” “SOS,” “Mamma Mia,” “Super
Wise Family Theatre. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.
set out on the insane journey to becom-
Trouper,” “Take a Chance on Me,” and “The
Thursday and Friday, April 26-27, and Thursday ing a working actor, I encountered ‘The
Winner Takes it All.”
through Saturday, May 2-4, and 3:30 p.m. Sundays Baker’s Wife’ and truly fell deeply in David Herring as Adam and Megan
‘Young Frankenstein’ — Las Cruces April 28 and May 5. Directed by Deanna L. love with Schwartz’s music. Next was Hanner as Eve in ‘Children of Eden’
Community Theatre presents the musical based Downes with choreography by Christina Goletti. ‘Working’ and eventually ‘Children of
on the Mel Brooks comedy April 25-May 12. Tickets: $14-$18 ($10 April 26). Information: 747- Eden’ and I agree with Stephen eral years working as a union actor,
Directed by Susie Ouderkirk. Performances are 8 5118, or on Facebook. Schwartz that ‘Children of Eden’ is director and choreographer in Florida.
p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Alfaro’s adaptation is set in the prison system arguably his best score, overall.” He served 10 seasons as resident direc-
Ticket information: (575) 523-1200 or and a barrio of Los Angeles. With seamless choral But it took a while before Thompson tor and choreographer for the Atlanta
Tickets: $15 ($12 students, seniors and military; song and movement, Alfaro’s adaptation questions got to see “Eden.” It closed in the West Lyric Theatre and taught dance and
$11 groups of 10 or more, $10 children under whether a Latino can change his tragic and pre- End in London before he got to see it. musical theatre at Atlanta’s Dekalb
12). Information: (575) 523-1200 or destined fate within the American culture. “I tracked the show for years, hoping Center for the Arts (a performing arts
to see it produced, and in 1998 the sum- magnet). He was in several national
mer stock company I worked with in tours, moved to film and television and
New Hampshire announced the show. had a private acting studio in LA called
Upon seeing it I instantly fell in love Actor Schmactor. He moved to El Paso
with the score. A year later, I produced in November 2017 and hopes to open
and staged its Southeastern premier.” his own studio here in May.
The show never made it to Broadway, That doesn’t mean he hasn’t had chal-
he said, but nevertheless, “Children of lenges. He said learning his way around
Eden” is “now one of the top 20 musi- EPCC and the culture of producing
cals licensed by Music Theatre shows was a challenge at first.
International, something almost unheard “But I think we’re finding a really
of for a show that never played on good groove. EPCC has been incredibly
Broadway.” supportive, even passionate about this
Thompson said it’s a Biblical story production – particularly Blayne
great for the entire family to see. Primozich, Dean of
“The show uses the first 9½ chapters Communication/Performing Arts and
of Genesis to source its plot, from the Dom Pagano, technical director for the
journeys of Adam and Eve and Cain Forum Theatre and the show’s lighting
and Abel to Noah and the flood. and scenic designer.” He also adds
‘Children of Eden’ is a frank, heartfelt music director Rick McDole, pairs-of-
examination of humanity and the many animals creator Aria Farnham, produc-
complexities of love, family and grow- tion assistant Courtney Curtis, and cos-
ing up. What I love most is how it tume designer Vanessa Ramirez to the
depicts God, known as ‘Father’ in the list of those who have been essential to
show. He is just as in awe of his cre- getting the show done.
ation as the creatures who inhabit it are Between these folks and the cast
– we see ‘Father’ stumble and struggle “doing such good work and having such
to learn about love and family and what an amazing energy,” he said, he expects
it means to be a father alongside his the show to be special.
creations.” The message of the show, he said, “is
Those who see the show might recog- all about family – the give and take
nize a few of the names in the main cast needed to learn to be a family and how
from the UTEP Dinner Theatre, where to let go and really love one another and
Thompson has performed two roles, allow them to have their own experi-
Capt. Brackett in “South Pacific” and ences good, bad and otherwise. I think
Joseph Pulitzer in “Newsies.” Daniel this show is more powerful and
Adrian Maciel, who was hysterical as poignant than ever, given the state of
one of the gangsters in “Sister Act,” our world, and I hope this production
plays Father. John Levick, who was will challenge and inspire everyone who
Igor in “Young Frankenstein” and sees it.”
Crutchie in “Newsies,” plays Cain.
Megan Hanner, who has done a number Carol Viescas is a veteran of
of roles at UDT, plays Eve/Mama Noah. community theater and teaches
Filling out the rest of the main cast are journalism at Bel Air High School.
David Herring as Adam/Noah, Carlos
Nuñez as Abel and Emily Hernandez as EPCC Theatre Ensemble presents
Snake/Yonah. “Children of Eden” April 18-28 at
Thompson brings a wealth of experi- Transmountain Campus Forum Theater.
ence to the directorial job. He spent sev-

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Free for current MVFS members. Thursday, Star Show is 11:55 a.m. and 2:55 p.m.
April 25 1:30 p.m. matinee, no evening show. Jay’s Film Forecast — Film historian Jay
New Mexico Museum of Space History Duncan prepared this list of top monthly “Coming
— 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. Tombaugh IMAX Attractions” for movie fans, listed by studio and
Dome Theater tickets are $7 ($6 seniors and mili- release date (subject to change):
tary; $5 ages 4-12). Planetarium show is $5 ($4 April 5:
seniors, military and children). Ages 3 and under • The Best of Enemies (STX) — Sam Rockwell,
‘Birth in Pieces El Paso’ — The premiere of ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ — The Las free. Museum/IMAX combo tickets available.
the film produced by El Jardin Birth and Family Cruces Shadow Cast presents the interactive Taraji P. Henson, Wes Bentley. Directed by Robin
Information: (877) 333-6589 or (575) 437-2840, Bissell.
Resource Center is 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, screening of the cult classic 8 p.m. Friday, April or on Facebook.
March 31, at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 250 E 19, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las • Pet Sematary (Paramount) — John Lithgow,
Now showing: Amy Seimetz, Jason Clarke. Directed by Kevin
Montecillo. The film addresses the question of Cruces Downtown Mall. Costumes encouraged. • “Mysteries of China,” 10:10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
“What is wrong with birth in the USA” by asking Admission: $10. Information: (575) 541-2290 or Kölsch & Dennis Widmyer. Re-telling of the 1989
• Australia’s Great Wild North, 11:05 a.m., 1:10 film based on the best-seller by Stephen King.
mothers. Admission: $10. Information: p.m. and 4:05 p.m. Desert Light Film Festival — Otero County • Black Holes: 12:30 and 3:30 p.m.
Please see Page 32
Classic Film Series — The Rio Grande Film Office hosts the festival all day Friday, April
Theatre, 211 N. Main Street in Las Cruces, pres- 26, in NMSU’s Alamogordo campus, Flickinger
ents “Chinatown” at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 20, as Center for the Performing Arts in Alamogordo,
part of the monthly film series. Films include an and from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at White Sands National
introduction and short question and answer ses- Monument, featuring films from middle and high
sion. Admission: $8. Series passes are $79. school students, workshops and more.
Information: (575) 541-2290, FInformation: or on Facebook.
Other films: The Art of Hollywood — The Art of the Arts
A Throwback Thursday showing of “A League of Society presents Sunset Film Society director Jay
Our Own” is 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4. $5. Duncan and Plaza Classic Film Festival program
Screenings in conjunction with the Las Cruces director Doug Pullen at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28,
Space Festival are 7 p.m. Tuesday through at International Museum of Art parlor, 1211
Saturday April 9-13. Admission is free. Montana. Question-and-answer session and cham-
• April 9: Apollo 13 pagne toast will follow. Admission is free; dona-
• April 10: 2001; A Space Odyssey tions welcome. Museum membership encouraged.
• April 11: Contact Information: 543-6747.
• April 13: The Martian
Also: Free family screening of Wall-E at noon CineMarfa Festival — CineMarfa’s 9th annual
Saturday, April 13. film fest is May 2-5 at the Crowley Theater in
Marfa, emphasizing the intersection between film
Film Salon — The Film Salon presents the 1945 and fine art. All screenings and events are free,
film “I know Where I’m Going” at 6:30 p.m. but space is limited. RSVP required to reserve a
Saturday, April 6, at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, seat. Schedule to be announced. Information:
250 E. Montecillo, as part of a series on Powell & (432) 295-0752, or on Facebook.
Pressburger: the 1940s. Tickets: $5, available at Information: or on Plaza Classic Film Festival submissions —
Facebook. The festival seeks works for its “Local Flavor”
series honoring the work made in, around or
Pax Christi Film Series — A screening of the about the border region. Filmmakers who have
National Geographic film “Human Footprint” made, or are finishing, a short or feature-length
about mankind’s impact on the environment is 3 film or any genre and would like it to be consid-
p.m. Sunday, April 7, at St. Joseph School audito- ered for a screening at this year’s are invited to
rium, 1315 Travis (enter through parking lot submit works through June 1 for the Aug. 1-11
across from rectory). Discussion follows. festival. There is no fee to enter. Guidelines and
Admission is free, donations accepted. submission forms are available at
Information: 740-3962. Information: 533-4020
Sci Fi and Art Film Nights — Brew Lab,
601 N. Oregon, Suite 1, hosts science fiction clas- Fountain Theatre — 2469 Calle de
sics 5:30 to 8 p.m. the second Thursday of every Guadalupe, 1/2 block south of the plaza in Mesilla.
month (April 11, May 9) and art films every third The historic theater, operated by the Mesilla
Thursday of the month (April 18, May 16). Valley Film Society, features films at 7:30 p.m.
Information: 307-4242 or on Facebook. nightly, plus 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m.
Friday Night Flicks — The UTEP film series is Sunday. Admission: $7 ($6 seniors, military and
“Glass” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, at the students with ID; $5 children and society mem-
Union Cinema, Union Building East, First Floor. . bers); $5 on Wednesday. Information, schedule:
Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $3 ($2 UTEP ID). (575) 524-8287 or
Movie combo (with hot dog, popcorn and drink) is The 7:30 Sunday screening has open captions if
$5. Information: 747-5670. indicated by (OC).
Jay’s Pix Presents — Film historian Jay Movie descriptions are from
Duncan and the Sunset Film Society host film pre- • March 29-April 4: “Giant Little Ones.”
sentations at 2 p.m. Saturdays at International Two popular teen boys, best friends since child-
Museum of Art, 1211 Montana. No film April 6. hood, discover their lives, families, and girlfriends
Admission is free. Snacks available for purchase. dramatically upended after an unexpected incident
Information: 543-6747 (museum), international- occurs on the night of a 17th birthday party. (OC) and • April 5-11: “Apollo 11.” Featuring never-
This month brings three films from different gen- before-seen large-format film footage of one of
res containing surprise endings. humanity’s greatest accomplishments led by com-
• April 13: “Charade” The late Stanley Donen mander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin.
(”An American in Paris,” “Singin’ in the Rain”) Suitable for all audiences. (OC)
directed this 1963 American romantic comedy- • April 12-18: “Ruben Brandt, Collector.” A psy-
mystery film with Cary Grant and Audrey chotherapist suffers violent nightmares inspired by
Hepburn leading the cast. Spanning three genres: legendary works of art. Four of his patients,
suspense thriller, romance and comedy. expert thieves, offer to steal the works, since he
• April 20: “A Beautiful Mind.” The 2001 drama, believes that once he owns them, the nightmares
directed by Ron Howard based on the life of John will disappear. He becomes a wanted criminal
Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics who suf- known as “The Collector.” Animated. In English &
fered from paranoid schizophrenia. Hungarian with subtitles.
• April 27: “The Sixth Sense.” The groundbreak- • April 19-25: “The Sower.” After the republican
ing film by M. Night Shyamalan, is about a boy uprising in 1851, a French village is left without
(Haley Joel Osment) who sees and talks to the any men for two years. The local women decide
dead. Bruce Willis) plays the child psychologist. that if any man returns to the village, he will be
their shared husband. In French with subtitles.

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Film Scene • The Curse of La Llorona (Warner Bros.) —
Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Marisol Ramirez.
Cont’d from Page 31 Directed by Michael Chaves.
• Fast Color (LD) — Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Saniyya
• Peterloo (Amazon) — Rory Kinnear, Maxine Sidney, David Strathairn. Directed by Julia Hart.
Peake, Neil Bell. Directed by Mike Leigh. • High on the Hog (Indican) — Sid Haig, Joe
• Shazam! (Warner Bros.) — Zachary Levi, ‘Noche De Bohemia, Vol. 2’ — Marrufo teaches English at El Paso Community
Estevez, Robert Z’Dar, Fiona Domenica. Directed BorderSenses presents the Barbed Wire Open College and is the Project Director of the Barbed
Michelle Borth, Djimon Hounsou. Directed by by Tony Wash. Mic Series night of music and poetry in celebra- Wire Open Mic Series
David F. Sandberg. • Little Woods (Refinery29) — Tessa Thompson,
• Storm Boy (Good Deed) — Jai Courtney, tion of April as National Poetry Month 7 to 11 Murder She Read — The Eastside chapter of
Lily James, Lance Reddick. Directed by Nis Da p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Star City Studio, 120
Geoffrey Rush, David Gulpilil. Directed by Shawn Costa. the book discussion group supporting women
Seet. W. Castellano. All ages, BYOB. Information: 328- mystery writers meets 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April
• Penguins (Disney) — Documentary. Directed 5484 or
• Teen Spirit (Bleecker Street) — Elle Fanning, by Alastair Fothergill and Jeff Wilson. The story of 2, to discuss “Except for the Dying” by Maureen
Rebecca Hall, Millie Brady. Directed by Max Steve, an Adélie penguin, on a quest to find a life Barnes & Noble Book Club — Book Club is Jennings. Meeting place varies; call for location.
Minghella. and start a family. When Steve meets with Wuzzo 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 at all local Barnes & Admission is free. Information: 629-7063 or
the emperor penguin, they become friends. But Noble locations, featuring “The Island of Sea
April 12: nothing comes easy in the Antarctic. Women” by Lisa See. Special edition available for El Paso Writers’ League — The league
• After (Aviron Pictures) — Selma Blair, Hero • Rafiki (Film Movement) — Samantha Mugatsia, purchase at the store with a reader’s guide and meets 2 to 4 p.m. the second Saturday of the
Fiennes Tiffin, Jennifer Beals. Directed by Jenny Neville Misati, Nice Githinji. Directed by Wanuri author essay. Sign up to participate at each loca- month at the Dorris Van Doren Regional Branch
Gage. Kahiu. tion or at Library, 551 E. Redd Road. The April 13 meeting
• Girls of the Sun (Cinéart) — Golshifteh • Under the Silver Lake (A24) — Andrew Tumblewords Project — The writing work- features Sarah Purcell, whose program shows
Farahani, Emmanuelle Bercot, Zübeyde Bulut. Garfield, Riley Keough, Topher Grace. Directed how to use sounds to create a tone or mood in
shops are 12:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Saturdays at the
Directed by Eva Husson. by David Robert Mitchell one’s writing. Admission is free and open to the
El Paso Public Library Main Branch, 501 N.
• Hellboy (Lionsgate) — David Harbour, Milla public. Information: 755-4958 or on Facebook at
Oregon. Workshops are free; donations for the
Jovovich, Ian McShane. Directed by Neil Marshall. April 26: ElPasoWritersLeague.
presenter are encouraged. Information: 328-5484
Continuation of the franchise begun by Guillermo • Avengers: Endgame (Disney) — Chris Evans, or Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club —
del Toro starring Ron Perlman. Bradley Cooper, Scarlett Johansson; Directed by April is National Poetry Month. The book club devoted to Victorian era science
• High Life (A24) — Robert Pattinson, Juliette Anthony & Joe Russo. Continuation of the Marvel • April 6: Rachel Cachete, “The Second Lives of fiction meets at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at
Binoche, André Benjamin. Directed by Claire franchise. Fools: Writing our Past, Present, and Future.” Magoffin Home State Historic Site, 1120 Magoffin.
Denis. • The White Crow (Sony Classics) — Oleg Cachete is a poet and visual artist from El Paso, This month’s book is “The Brick Moon” by
• Little (Universal) — Justin Hartley, Regina Hall, Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Louis Hofmann. Directed and co-founder and editor for Chismosa Press. Edward Everett Hale (1869). Tea and pastries
Marsai Martin. Directed by Tina Gordon. by Fiennes. • April 15: Robin Scofield, “Igniting the 12 provided Admission is free. Information: 533-
• Missing Link (Annapurna) — CG Animation.
DVD/Blu-ray Releases Senses.” Poet Scofield is author of “Flow (Street 5147, or Facebook.
Voices of Zoe Saldana, Hugh Jackman, Emma
of Trees Projects),” the Southwest Book of the
Thompson; Directed by Chris Butler. April 2: Year in poetry named by the Border Library Books Are Gems — 7744 North Loop Ste B
• Sauvage (Strand) — Félix Maritaud, Eric • Bumble Bee. PG-13. (behind Compass Bank). The nonprofit organiza-
Regional Association.
Bernard, Nicolas Dibla. Directed by Camille Vidal- • Vice. R. tion sells and gives away new and used books.
• April 20: Mónica Gómez, “Returning Home
Naquet. Children who come to the store may receive six
April 9: and Elsewhere.” Gómez’s creative writing work-
• On the Basis of Sex. PG-13. book, “Expressercize: Write Answers” contains free used books. Teachers can also receive free
April 19: books for their classroom. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5
• Welcome to Marwen. PG-13. more than 100 exercises.
• Breakthrough (20th Century-Fox) — Topher p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and 9 a.m.
April 16: • April 27: Richie David Marrufo, “Bebop
Grace, Chrissy Metz, Sam Trammell. Directed by to 12 p.m. Saturday. Information: 845-5437 or
• Glass. PG-13 Impressionism: Breathing Between the Lines.”
Roxanne Dawson.

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UTEP Department of Music — Fox Fine One of USA’s Top 100
Independent Pizzerias
Arts Recital Hall. Performances are at 7:30 p.m.

May — Pizza Today

except as listed. Information: 747-5606 or Admission: $3-$5; free for UTEP
ID, and age 12 and under.
• UTEP Symphony and Concert Bands present a
joint concert Thursday, May 2.
• A Violin/viola recital 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5.
• Mariachi Concert Tuesday, May 7.
• UTEP Symphony Thursday, May 9.
• UTEP High School Honors Orchestra Festival is
2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11.

Fine Beers & Wines

• UTEP Children’s Choir, 6 p.m. Monday, May

• KKP Student Recital, Wednesday, May 15.
• Guest artist Erbeck Eryilmaz and the Hoppa
Project Composition Recital is Tuesday, May 21. 206 Cincinnati • 532-9483
El Paso Chihuahuas — Information: 533- WEST SIDE
BASE or 865 N. Resler • 760-6000
• May 3-6: Salt Lake Bees
• May 7-10: Albuquerque Isotopes
Cool Canyon Nights — The 9th annual
1879 N. Zaragosa • 856-9111
• May 21-24: Reno Aces
• May 29-June 2: Tacoma Rainiers series of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 to

Bark at the Park is Friday, May 31. 9 p.m. Thursdays, May 9-July 25 at McKelligon
Canyon. Information:
11100 Sean Haggerty (at US 54)
Alfresco! Fridays — The 17th season of free
ThunderCon — “T-Con” 2019 Comic Con is
outdoor concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays, May 3-Aug.
23, at Convention Center Plaza. Information: Saturday, May 11, at Coronado High School.

534-0600, or on Facebook. Information on Instagram.
El Paso Locomotive FC — Information: 235-
‘Fallout’ — No Strings Theater Company pres- GOAL, 145 W. Sunset (at Doniphan)
ents the play May 3-19, at the Black Box • 6 p.m. Sunday, May 12: New Mexico United
Theater, Las Cruces. Information: (575) 523-1223 • 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18: Sacramento
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Thur.
or 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
Republic FC.
11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday
‘Peter Pan’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 ‘Eclipse’ — El Paso Community Foundation’s
Montana, presents the family classic May 3-19.
“... definitely has the best pizza in town.”
Jewel Box Series presents the production by Jazz
Information: 532-1317 or
— Texas Monthly
Vila Projects, based out of El Paso and Havana, at
‘Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone’
2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at the Philanthropy
— Kids-N-Co. presents the play May 3-19, at Theatre (next to the Plaza Theatre). Tickets: $16
First Presbyterian Church. Information: 274-8797 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-4020 or FINE DINING
or on Facebook at El Paso Kids-n-Co.

Marie Otero Hair & Art

El Paso Zoo — “May the Fourth Be With Zoo” White Sands National Monument — A
Star Wars Day event is 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Full Moon Hike is 7:45 p.m. Friday, May 17. The
May 4. Information: 212-0966,, or first Full Moon Night of the Season is 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 18. Information: (575) 479-6124.
& Florence Street Gallery
Wash & Wear Hair!
on Facebook at ElPasoZoo.
Jóvenes Zapateadores — 8 p.m. Saturday, ‘Bullshot Crummond’ — Dona Ana
May 4, at Centro Cultural Paso del Norte in Repertory Theatre (DART) presents the parody

for the Hip, Natural Look

Juarez. Ticket information: 544-5118 in El Pas or May 17-19, at Rio Grande Theatre. Information: (575) 541-2290 or
LCSO — Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra per- ‘El color de nuestra piel’ — Los Actores
presents the Spanish language classic at 7 p.m. 1015 N. Florence at Arizona 2Byblocks
forms with guest cellist Maria Schleuning and
north of Montana
guest violinist Jolyon Pegis at 7:30 p.m. Saturday Friday and Saturday, May 17-18, at Chamizal

Call today for your appointment

and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4-5. Information: (575) National Memorial. Information: 540-3813 or on
646-3709, Facebook at Los Actores El Paso.
Train Day — The 12th annual event is 10 a.m. EPSYOs Finale — El Paso Symphony Youth
to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the NM Railroad Orchestras perform t at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19,
and Transportation Museum. Information: (575) at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets information: 525-
528-3444 or 8978 or
EPCC Spring Arts Festival — Information: Carrera por un Corazon de Niño — 5K competitive run and 1-mile run walk is 8 a.m.
• EPCC 9th Annual Tejano Film Festival, is 7 to 9 Sunday, May 19, in Downtown El Paso.
p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Alamo Drafthouse Registration:
• EPCC Dance Goes on Tour May 8-17. Borderland Roller Derby — The derby’s
• Spring Music Student Showcase is 7:30 p.m. May bout is Diablas vs. Sexies is 6 p.m. Sunday,
Friday, May 10, at ASC Building B Foyer.. May 19, at El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging
• Dance Spring Concert is 7 p.m. Friday and Arena, 4100 E. Paisano,. Tickets: $7-$10 at
Saturday, May 10-11, at Forum Theater. Information: borderlan-
• Rio Grande Concert Series is 7:30 p.m. or on Facebook.
Monday, May 20, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets Silver City Blues and Bikes Festival —
at The 24th annual event is May 24-26 at Gough
• Camp Cope — The indie punk band performs Park in Silver City. Information: (575) 538-2505
at 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 7. Tickets: $13. or
• Dizzy Wright — 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 8. Mayor’s Jazz Fest — City of Las Cruces
• Lord Huron 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, with Parks & Recreation’s Music in the Park summer
Orville Peck. Tickets: $30. concert series opens with the annual jazz event at
• Helado Negro — 9 p.m. Monday, May 13. 6 p.m. Sunday, May 26, Plaza de Las Cruces on
• The Japanese House — Solo artist Amber Bain. Main Street, featuring headliners Grammy-nomi-
9 p.m. Thursday, May 16. Tickets: $18. nated contemporary jazz super group Special EFX
• Murs — The rapper performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, All Stars. Admission is free. No pets. Information:
May 19, with Locksmith. Tickets: $15. (575) 541-2550 or

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Ardovino’s Desert Crossing 23 FloraFEST 13 Paseo Christian Church 22

Ardovino’s Pizza 33 Fountain Theatre 31 PhiDev Inc 28

Around and About Tours 10 Furrs Family Dining 28 Precision Prosthetics 24

Ascension Lutheran Church 12 Hacienda de Mesilla 13 PTEP 33

ATMAS Healing 31 Hal Marcus Gallery 24 Reidsan 25

Azar Nut Shop 17 Hans Martial Arts 10 Rio Grande Cancer Fndtn 14

Baskin Robbins 5 Inni Heart Eatery 8 Roman Martinez 33

Bert Saldana Art Gallery 25 Kermezaar 23 Silver City Red Dot Tour 14

Books Are Gems 28 KTEP 26 Simple Solutions 10

Cattleman's 17 La Vina Winery 7 Star City Studio 20

Ceci Burgos Counseling 9 Leo’s Mexican Food 22 Sunland Park Racetrack 34

Eckankar Texas 14 Magoffin Home St. Hist Site 9 The Cleaners 20

El Paso Art Association 30 Mar Caribe 2 6 Turkish Festival 18

El Paso Artist Studio Tour 11 Marie Otero 33 UTEP Theatre 2

El Paso Comic Con 16 The Marketplace 21 Vanities 35

EPCC Theatre 8 Mesa Vista Winery 20 Video Games Live 25

EPCC Open House 36 Mesilla Book Center 29 Village Inn 8

El Paso Live 32 Mesilla Valley Film Society 27 Walgreens 31

El Paso Opera 3 Mission Del Rey 14 Western Traders 10

El Paso Playhouse 15 Moto El Paso 17 Wild Thing 31

El Paso Symphony 5 Mustard Seed Café 24 Zia Kayak Outfitters 18

Escamilla Gallery 27 Nayda’s Gems & Stones 24

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