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“Stormy Sunset” by Darrell McGahhey, Best of El Paso Award in “On the Map: El Paso & Beyond”
exhibition at the Crossland Gallery, 500 W. Paisano. On display through May 10.

Wild, Wild, White Art explosion TO DO, PLACES TO GO!

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Studio tours, art auction
White Sands National Monument and more fill the arts
offers year-round activities, with calender in late April
Full Moon Nights beginning in May. and early May
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Cinco De Mayo International Festival • Keystone Heritage Park, 4200 Doniphan,
invites guests to construct a mock-up of a para-

INDEX
— The Consulate General of Mexico, Centro
Cultural Mexicano Paso del Norte and the je (shelter) used by travelers along the El
may 2019 Ministry of Innovation and Economic
Development of Chihuahua host the festival 11
Camino Real de Tierra Adentro 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. Saturday, May 25. Information: 581-7920
a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. or khpelpaso@gmail.com.
ROUNDUP Sunday, May 4-5, at Consulate General of
Mexico in El Paso, 910 E. San Antonio. More
Pet Festival — El Paso Parks and Roundup 3-9
than 40 vendors, business and artisan booths
Recreation’s pet appreciation and awareness Behind the Scene 4
event is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at
from the state of Chihuahua. Mexican food,s
Westside Community Park, 7400 High Ridge, Scene Spotlight 4
jewelry, rarámuri clothes and Mata Ortiz crafts
with various vendors from groomers, veterinar- Here’s the Ticket 10-12
Program Notes
sold. Admission is free. Information: 533-3644
ians, accessories, and local businesses. Food 13-14
or consulmex.sre.gob.mx/elpaso.
Live music and dance from Sonora Skandalo,
trucks and live entertainment from local dance Music 14
Dance
groups available. Admission is free. Information:
Mariachi Cuauhtémoc, Romeyno Gutiérrez, 15
212-1704 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.
Rarámuri and more. Summer Fun for Kids 15
ThunderCon — “T-Con” 2019 Comic Con Sports 16-18
History Preservation Month — The is noon to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at
National Trust for Historical Preservation has
Coronado High School, with 32 vendors from Viva Juárez 18
designated the month of May as Preservation
the El Paso region, as well as cosplay competi- Feature:
Month. Full list of El Paso area events on
tions, gaming, discussion panels, student White Sands Nat’l Mon. 19-20
Facebook at Preservation Month EPTX.
Mariachi Loco Music Festival — The fes- Highlights:
exhibitors and more. Admission: $5 ($3 with Nature 21-22
Taking a Look Back
student ID). Ages 6 and younger free.
tival in celebration of Cinco de Mayo is 5 p.m. • San Elizario Historic District Tours are 2 to 4 22
Information: chsthundercon.wixsite.com/coron-
Friday, May 3, at San Jacinto Plaza, 101 E. p.m. every Sunday in May, starting at Los
ado, chsthundercon@gmail.com or Instagram. At the Museum 23-24
Gallery Talk
Mills, in Downtown El Paso. Food vendors Portales Museum, 1521 San Elizario. Admission
Special guests include Jessica Meraz, currently 25
available. Performers to be announced. is free. Information: 526-7681.
Admission is free. Information: mariachilocomu- • Destination El Paso hosts a “Happy Birthday
playing the villain Menagerie on the TV show SW Art Scene 26-28
sicfestival.com or Facebook. El Paso: Celebration El Paso’s Past and its
“Supergirl” and Joe Lujan, the filmmaker behind Keep on Bookin' 29
“The Immortal Wars” film series.
Big Brew Craft Beer Festival — D n J’s Future” noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 19, in Stage Talk 29
Productions, Borderline Brewers, Definitive Downtown’s Cleveland Square Park, with his- El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. On Stage 30
Ales and Blazing Tree Brewing host the 7th tory, tours, food, crafts, and performances. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19, at
Film Scene 31-32
• Earthen Architecture Workshop is 10 a.m. to Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway, at Boeing.
annual celebration of home brewers is noon to
4 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Los Portales Admission: $5 for both days (private readings History Lessons 32
Liner Notes
6 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at 162 Coronado. The
Museum, 1521 San Elizario Road. Information: not includedn). Free with active military ID. 33
public can learn how to brew beer at home.
Beer samples and a bottle share will part of the 526-7681 or ab@alborrego.com. Information: 345-6245, elpasopsychicfair.com. El Paso FishNet 33
festival. Guest can purchase food from the • A Preserving Your Family Treasures presen-
El Paso Train Show — El Paso Railroad June Preview 33
German Pub food truck. Admission is free. tation is 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at
and Transportation Museum hosts its show 9
Advertiser Index 34
Families are welcome, as long as there is a des- Magoffin Home State Historic Site, 1117
a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m.
Magoffin. Information: 533-5147 or magoffin-
ignated driver. Information: 449-6969 or 373-
home@thc.texas.gov.
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Crossland Gallery — Showing through he other day someone asked how
May 10 at El Paso Art Association’s gallery to get something into an upcoming
is “On the MAP” El Paso & Beyond. Page issue of the Scene that was happen-
ing in 2020. It’s rare that I answer with
an unequivocal “No,” but this request
31.
qualified. Heck, I barely squeeze in the
The Art Junction gallery will take place in
the 12th annual Studio Tour May 4-5. stuff that’s happening this month.
Entries are being taken through June 2 The hardest editions of El Paso Scene to
Scene Spotlight highlights events for “IEOTC 2019” photography exhibit, fit everything into is a month like this
advertised in this issue. and through June 19 for “American one. Our issues are usually four weeks
Expression.” apart, but occasionally five weeks apart.
Preservation Month in El Paso — El This issue came out April 24, and the
Paso County Historical Commission hosts ‘Beginnings’ — Showtime!~El Paso clos- June issue won’t come out until May 29.
presentations, walks, workshops and other es its season with “The Ultimate Tribute So that means an extra week of events to
events throughout May with this year’s to Chicago” May 11 at the Abraham cram into these pages.
Chavez Theatre. Page 14. You won’t see many late April events in
2018 listings will remain posted until the
focus “The River and the Trail.” Page 18.
this issue — we simply did not have
EPCC Continuing Education — El Paso Psychic Fair — The event fea- enough space. Besides, nearly all those new list goes up.
Registration begins April 29 for tures more than 12 professional psychics events ran in the April issue. In figuring If your business or organization is offer-
and readers May 18-19 at Hawthorn Inn. out what we could fit into the May issue, ing summer camps or classes, be sure to
send us that information as soon as possi-
Continuing Education Summer Children’s
we gave priority to May events, plus June
ble so we can include them on the web-
Page 8.
1-2 events (since many people might not
College classes and camps, and Personal
Enrichment classes. Pages 11 and 29.
Medicare presentations — ¡Hay Mas get the June issue in time to plan for that site. Our “Summer Fun” page has been
Adelante! Medicare educational presenta- weekend). the most popular page on our website
every summer!
El Paso Live! — El Paso Live events.
But if you are reading this column hot
You’ll also want to consider display
tions offered in English and Spanish are
off the press, you have an easy way to
Page 35.
advertising for your summer programs, so
May 21-22 at various locations in El Paso.
find out what’s going on the last weekend
At Abraham Chavez Theatre:
• May 3: The Piano Guys Page 10.
of April, besides referring to your old give me a call or email to find out how
• May 24: NEEDTOBREATHE copy of the Scene. Just go to our website, you can reach the El Paso Scene reader-
ship. You can check out our ad rates and
Hal Marcus Gallery — Showing
• May 31: Martin Short and Steve Martin epscene.com, and click on our weekly
sizes at epscene.com/adrates.html.
through July 26 is “Nudes & More,”
At The Plaza Theatre: digest for the week of April 22-28.
• May 13: Thunder From Down Under at
works by 15 artists; ArtTalk is May 30.
The digest not only has events that were ***
The Plaza Theatre
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published in the April issue, but also late Darrell McGahhey returns to the cover
The gallery will take part in the KCOS items sent to us after our April issue was of the Scene this month with his water-
color “Stormy Sunset,” my choice for the
• May 24: Festival del Bolero
Art Auction April 28-29 and May 4-5, printed.
El Paso Award at the “On the Map”
• May 25: Omar Chaparro
and El Paso Artists Studio Tour May 4-5. This is the same information that you
Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino — can get by email if youe subscribe to our exhibit on display through May 10 at the
Radford School Summer Camp — El Paso Scene Weekly newsletter, which Crossland Gallery. He has been on the
cover three times before: He won the El
The last weekend of the live racing season
Radford School hosts summer camps for goes out each Monday. The newsletter is
Paso Scene Cover Award in both August
is May 3-5, with the annual simulcast of
age 3-10 are June 3-28 with daily swim- free; all you have to do is go sign up at
the Kentucky Derby May 4. Page 7.
ming, reading and math, field trips and epscene.com/newsletter.php. We now 2014 and August 2015 for his photo-
more. Page. 3. have over 7,000 subscribers! graphs in the International Eye of the
Camera exhibition. Another one of his
‘Peter Pan’ — El Paso Playhouse pres-
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paintings made the cover in April 2015.
ents the classic tale by J.M. Barrie May 3-
‘Savoir Fare’ program — Joann Wardy Next issue will include our annual
19, directed by Christine Ambriz. Page
School of Etiquette and Enrichment and El “Summer Fun for Kids” issue, highlight- A great time to check out the “On the
24.
Paso Ballroom Dance Academy hosts the ing camps and classes throughout the Map” exhibit is May 4-5 when the
program on dining and dancing June 8 at region. We realize that some people want gallery and the artists upstairs at the Art
Junction will host an open house as part
Competition for Musicians of the
to plan ahead, so we will be posting an
of the El Paso Artists Studio Tour. Myrna
El Paso Country Club and June 9 at the
advance copy of this list on our website
Future — El Paso Society for Musicians of
the Future hosts the piano performance ballroom dance academy. Page 10.
by May 13. Go to epscene.com/summer- Zanetell’s Gallery Talk column on Page
featuring six young area musicians May 4
‘Wellness from Within’ — Rio Grande funguide.html. 25 gives more reasons to go on the tour,
at Star City Studios. Page 9. If you want to get some idea of what such as the three nationally renowned
artists who will be participating.
Cancer Foundation hosts a six-week series
of classes on physical, mental and emo- options are available for your kids, the
Magic Morning Market — The indoor

May 2019
and outdoor market is May 4 at The tional wellness Saturdays beginning June

Randy Limbird
Marketplace at Placita Santa Fe, with ven- 8. Page 21.
dors, music and more. Page 35.
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Fishing Tournament May 18 with more Carol Viescas, Brian Chozick,
Krystyna Robbins workshop — Artist than $4,000 in prizes. Page 17. Myrna Zanetell, John McVey Middagh
Krystyna Renata Robbins host her Spring Jay Duncan
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May Roundup Resendez. Admission is free; concessions avail-
able. Information: (575) 541-2290 or
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riograndetheatre.org.
Premier Distributing will offer free samples,
Sunday, May 18-19, at Freeport McMoRan and four New Mexico beers offered at $5 each.
facility, 850 Hawkins (south of I-10). Climb Live jazz entertainment outside after the show.
aboard a 1904 steam locomotive and a 1929
caboose, see model trains, old west reenact- Red Dot Studio Tour — Silver Art
ments, historical displays and more. Children’s Association hosts its studio tour 9 a.m. to 5
activities offered. Free admission. Information: p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5.
204-3600, railroadmuseum.elpaso@gmail.com. Information: SilverCityArt.com. The Studio
Tour Gala is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Light
Fairy Fest — Star Lit Natural Holistic Living Art Space, 209 W. Broadway. Admission to the
hosts the event bringing awareness to eco- tour and gala is free. See details in Southwest
friendly lifestyles and celebrating the natural Art Scene.
healing power of the creative force 5 to 11
p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Academy of Aerial Smokey Bear Days — The Village of
Fitness, 1057 Doniphan Park Circle, Suite E. Capitan, N.M. celebrates Smokey Bear’s 75th
Performances, craft booth, and mini dance and Birthday with two days of family fun 9 a.m. to 5
yoga workshops. Fairy Queen and Fae Folk p.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday,
contest, chakra readings, chair massages, face May 3-4 at Smokey Bear Historical Park and
paintin and more. Tickets: $15 (free for age 12 other community venues. All events are free;
and younger); available at allevents.in. park admission: $2 ($1 children). Information:
Information: 667-4561. (575) 354-2748, nmstateforestry.com or
smokeybeardays.com.
Concordia Cemetery Memorial Day — The annual parade is 10 a.m. Saturday, and
Concordia Cemetery Heritage Association will the “Get Your Smokey On” street dance is 7 to
honor veterans of all wars buried at the ceme- 11 p.m. that evening.
tery at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, at the Buffalo
Soldier Memorial, 3700 Yandell. Admission is T or C “Wild Wild West” Fiesta — The
free. Information: 479-3779. 70th annual fiesta is Friday through Sunday,
May 3-5, in Truth or Consequences, N.M.
National Senior Fitness Day — El Paso Most events are at Ralph Edwards Park. This
Parks and Recreation hosts the free fitness year’s theme is “Sierra County Frontier, Old
event and health fair for seniors 9 a.m. to noon, and New.” Admission to most events is free.
Thursday, May 30, at San Juan Senior Center, Information: (575) 497-9480,
5701 Tamburo. Information: Erika or Maria, annualtorcfiesta.com or on Facebook.
772-8365 or elpasotexas.gov/parks. Country music star Janie Fricke headlines the
Billy the Kid Festival — San Elizario Fiesta Concert and Dance at 7 p.m. Saturday,
Historic Art District hosts the 10th annual festi- May 4, at T or C Civic Center, 400 W. Fourth
val noon to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday, May Street, with opening acts Tudy Romero & The
31-June 2, in San Elizario. Admission is free. Silver Bullets, and Moore & Moore. Cost: $32
Information: 851-0093, billythekidfestival.com, in advance at KCHSradio.com; $40 at the door.
or sanelizariohistoricdistrict.org. Information: (575) 894-4200.
Free presentation of the original play “Billy The annual parade is 10 a.m. Saturday, May
The Kid 1876” on Main Street Stage both days. 4, through Downtown, followed by live music
and vendors, junk boat race on the Rio Grande,
Horizon City Chili Cook Off — Horizon skateboard competition, volleyball and basket-
City American Legion hosts its Chili Cook Off ball tournaments, a rubber duck race, and
Saturday, June 1, at 1300 Horizon, in Horizon more. Kids’ Fishing Derby on Sunday.
City. Information: alhorizoncitytx598.org. Geronimo Springs Museum hosts its annual
Last Thursdays Gallery Crawl — The Open House throughout the weekend.
Downtown monthly evening gallery crawl and Cinco de Mayo Fiesta — The Town of
art market includes nearly two dozen pubs, Mesilla’s annual celebration is noon to 10 p.m.
restaurants, stores and galleries 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and
the final Thursday of the month (May 23). El noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 4-5, at the Mesilla
Paso Streetcar will extend its hours during Plaza. Live usic, and around 30 vendors of arts
these events. Admission is free to most events. and crafts, games and food booths. Children’s
Information: facebook.com/EPDAD. amusement rides, jumping balloon, piñata bash
and a greased pole climb at 5:30 p.m. Saturday
Southern New Mexico and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Bring folding chairs. No
alcohol, smoking or pets allowed. Admission is
Old Timers Celebration — The 106th free. Information: (575) 524-3262, ext. 116,
annual reunion of the Old Timer’s Association mesillanm.gov or on Facebook at Old Mesilla.
of Luna County is May 2-5, in Deming, N.M.
Information on Facebook at Deming-Luna Festival Cinco de Mayo — Saturday, May
County Old Timers’ Association. 4, at the Otero County Fairgrounds in
Alamogordo. Information: (575) 434-0788 or
‘The Saluting Marine’ — The Saluting alamogordo.com.
Marine (Tim Chambers) brings his 2019 “Salute
Across America” tour through Las Cruces Transportation Day — The 12th annual
Thursday, May 2, with a ceremony at 6 p.m. at event, celebrating the anniversary of the first
Veterans Park. 2651 Roadrunner Parkway. The train coming to Las Cruces, as well as the dif-
21+ cities tour across the United States pays ferent types of transportation is 10 a.m. to 2
tribute to military veterans and to inspire patri- p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the New Mexico
otism, community and camaraderie. The Lynn Railroad and Transportation Museum in the
Middle School choir will perform. Admission is Santa Fe Train Depot at Mesilla and Las Cruces
free. Information: thesalutingmarine.com avenues,351 N. Mesilla. Admission is free.
Information: (575) 528-3444 or las-cruces.org.
Beer Confidential Live — KRWG’s Beer Model trains and historic reenactments fea-
Confidential Live is 7 p.m. Friday, May 3, at tures, along with vehicle displays from the local
Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las fire departments, police department, public
Cruces Downtown Mall, designed as a live on- works, transit and more.
stage and on-air radio show with beer experts
and audience questions hosted by Edmundo Please see Page 6

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May Roundup brewing demonstrations. Admission: $15 in Military discount available at the gate only; Art in the Park — El Paso Parks &
advance; $20 at the gate, age 21 and older wel- $17, with valid DoD ID. Recreation Department’s arts and crafts fair is
Cont’d from Page 5
come. Tickets available at nmbeer.org. VIP passes are $40, available for Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May
Information: (575) 523-RENT (7368). only. Includes early access pass: (11 a.m. to 18-19, at Memorial Park, 3100 Copper.
Hurley Pride Festival — Hurley Pride noon) and souvenirs. Information: 212-1704 or
Committee hosts its 2019 Festival and Car Memorial Day Hang-Gliding Fly-In - Rio
elpasotexas.gov/parks.
Show 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11, along Grand Soaring Association’s 36th annual fly-in is Mayfair — Cloudcroft’s 47th annual juried
A Street in Hurley, N.M. (15 miles southeast of Friday through Sunday, May 24-26, at Griggs arts & crafts show is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Marvel Madness Art Show & Market
Silver City along US 180) with cars and trucks, Sports Complex/Dry Canyon, Alamogordo. and Sunday, May 25-26, at Zenith Park, with — Kaleidoscope Art Space presents the show
vendor booths and food concessions. Flights usually begin around mid-morning. To live music, food and children’s activities. and market celebrating the Marvel Universe 7
Information: (575) 956-3535. watch them, head for the landing zone at the Admission is free. Information: (575) 682-2733 p.m. to 11 Friday, May 10, at German Pub,
Griggs Sports Complex (Florida Ave. and 1-888-874-4447 or coolcloudcroft.com. 9530 Viscount, with a Marvel cosplay contest.
AspenCash Motorcycle Rally — The Fairgrounds MayRoad). Call for details: 1-800- Cloudcroft Light Opera Company presents a Information: 630-4867.
22nd annual trade show and motorcycle rally is 826-0294 (Alamogordo Chamber of melodrama at 7:30 p.m. each night.
Thursday through Sunday, May 16-19, at Commerce) or rgsa.info. 915 Pop-Up Market — The Outlet
Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Drive, Shoppes features the market 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
with live music, vendors, tour runs and more. Silver City Blues Festival — The 24th Bazaars and fairs selected days each month, with more than 35
\All-Access Rally Pass: $45; single day passes annual event is May 24-26 at Gough Park, cor- vendors. May’s markets are Saturdays, May 11
ner of Pope and 12th Streets in Silver City. Live
Punk Rock Flea Market — A Catrina
are $15. Information, registration: 1-800-452- and 25. Information: theoutletshoppesatelpa-
Festival is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 4,
8045, motorcyclerally.com or on Facebook. acoustic and electric blues music, artisan’s alley, so.com. Live music, a free play area for chil-
at El Maida Shrine, 6331 Alabama, with music,
Hours are is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday raffles, food vendors and a beer garden. dren, an interactive fountain and patio bar.
art, workshops and food trucks. Sugar skull
through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Admission is free at all Gough Park events;
with live music Friday and Saturday. other event prices as listed. No dogs or alcohol
workshop is offered for $10; or $15 for a take- Silver City Farmers Market — 8:30 a.m.
home kit. Information: 478-9971, elpasop- to noon Saturdays May 11-Oct. 26 in the Main
Rally parade is 10 a.m. Saturday. allowed in park. Sponsored by the Mimbres
unkrockfleamarket@gmail.com or on Street Plaza (7th and Bullard). Information:
Region Art Council. Information: (575) 538-
Blazin’ Brewfest — The 7th annual beer 2505 or silvercitybluesfestival.org.
Facebook. (575) 536-9681 or silvercityfarmersmarket.info.
festival is 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 17, on his- Performances begin at noon Saturday, with Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Mystical Mermaid Festival — The 2nd
toric Main Street in Downtown Las Cruces, headliner Grady Champion at 7 p.m., and 12:15 Crossing — The 14th annual market runs 9 annual event with vendors, music, art, and food
with beer samples from New Mexico brew- p.m. Sunday, with headliner Felix y Los Gatos a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at
eries, live music, food trucks, games and home at 3:15 p.m. This year’s lineup includes Guitar Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, Indigo Mermaid, 4001 W. Picacho, Las Cruces.
Shorty, Laurie Morvan Band, Brody Buster, N.M. Information: (575) 589-0653, Information: 339-7920 or indigomermaid.com.
Chris Dracup Trio, Roman Barten-Sherman, ardovinos.com or on Facebook.
the Rudy Boy Experiment and Amos Torres. Mission Trail Art Market — 11 a.m. to 6
The kickoff event is Friday, May 24, with the Magic Morning Market — The p.m. Sunday, May 19, in Veteran’s Memorial
Gila Glass Classic Flame Off glass blowing event Marketplace at Placita Santa Fe, 5034 Plaza in San Elizario. Arts and crafts, music,
at 5 p.m., and performance by the Rudy Boy Doniphan, hosts an indoor and outdoor market reenactments, food and more. Information:
Experiment at 6:30 p.m. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, with ven- 851-0093 or missiontrailartmarket.com.
The 9th annual Kneeling Nun Bike Run and dors, music, face painting, yoga and a special
breakfast menu at Magic Bistro. Information: Downtown Artist and Farmers Market
Car Show is Saturday. — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural
Other events include After Hours Blues Jam 585-9296.
Affairs Department’s market for area artists
at Little Toad Creek Brewery, an outdoor ‘May the Fourth Be With You’ Yard and regionally grown agricultural products is 9
“Paint Out Silver! competition, demonstrations Sale — Borderland Rainbow Center, 2714 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in the Union Plaza
from local artists and organizations, and more Wyoming, hosts a fundraising yard sale 8 a.m. District along Anthony Street. Information:
than 60 craft and food vendors. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Menudo and baked 212-1780 or elpasoartsandculture.org.
Las Cruces Wine Festival — The annual goods for sale as well. Order menudo at 263-
4623 or borderlandrainbow.org. Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market
Memorial Day Weekend festival is noon to 6 — More than 230 permanent vendors in arts,
p.m. Saturday through Monday, May 25-27, at Mother’s Day Arts and Crafts Fair — El crafts, produce, baked goods and other food
the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Paso’s Parks and Recreation Department hosts items are offered at the market 8:30 a.m. to 1
12125 Robert Larson Blvd, Las Cruces. New the arts and craft fair 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays along a 7-
Mexico wines as well as specialty food and arti- Saturday, May 4, at Gary Del Palacio block area of Main Street, Downtown.
sans. No pets or coolers. Sponsored by New Recreation Center, 3001 Parkwood. Information: (575) 541-2288 or lascrucesfarm-
Mexico Wine; nmwine.com. Entertainment by local ballet, gymnastics and ersmarket.org.
Tickets: $20 (includes tasting glass and sam- folklorico classes. Information: 629-7312 or
ples) in advance; $25 at the gate; $10 designat- elpasotexas.gov/parks. Upper Valley Artists and Farmers
ed driver and non-drinker 16-20. Tickets at Market — The artist and farmers market is
holdmyticket.com. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, at the Substation on
Doniphan at Sunset. Admission is free.
Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist
& Farmers Market.

Something for everyone


EPCC Spring Arts Festival — The 40th
annual spring festival of performing, visual and
literary arts offers workshops, concerts, lec-
tures and exhibits at various venues of El Paso
Community College through May. Most events
are free, some may have nominal admission
fee. Information: epcc.edu/events/artsfestival or
on Facebook at EPCCnews.
• EPCC Spring Chorus Concert is 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 30, at ASC Building A
Boardroom. Information: 831-2361.
• EPCC 9th Annual Tejano Film Festival, is 7 to
9 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Alamo Drafthouse
Cinema, 250 Montecillo. Information: 831-
2844.
• Spring Music Student Showcase is 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 10, at ASC Building B Foyer.
Information: 831-2361.
• Dance Spring Concert is 7 p.m. Friday and

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May Roundup Nerd Nights — Insights El Paso hosts
monthly social and educational events for age
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21 and older. “Space Race“ is 7 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, May 10-11, at Transmountain Friday, May 17, at Double Tree Hotel’s Sunset
Campus Forum Theater, 9570 Gateway North. Terrace, 600 N. El Paso. Learn about new
Information: 831-3237. space technology and related companies in the
• Rio Grande Concert Series is 7:30 p.m. border region. Tickets to be announced at
Monday, May 20, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts insightselpaso.org.
Recital Hall. Information: 831-3396. Armando Cabada Alvídrez talk — El
Days of Remembrance ceremony — El Paso Central Business Association presents a
Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center’s luncheon and talk by the mayor of Juárez at
annual Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Days of noon Wednesday, May 8, at Doubletree
Remembrance) commemoration is 2 p.m. Hotel’s Franklin Ballroom, 600 El Paso Street
Sunday, April 28, at Temple Mount Sinai, 4408 (17th floor). Seating is limited. Tickets: $25
N. Stanton. Survivors and their descendants future members ($22.50 members); includes
will share their memories and reflections on lunch and parking. Table for ten is $225 mem-
the Holocaust. Admission is free. Information: bers; $250 future members. RSVP: 235-2022
351-0048 or elpasoholocaustmuseum.org. or administrator@elpasocba.com.
Alvídrez will talk about the future of El Paso
ADHD Seminar — Paso del Norte and Juárez as sister cities and what can be done
Children’s Development Center, UTEP, and to promote expansion in the area, international
others host a seminar for professionals and par- tourism and more.
ents on discovering potential ADHD, 8 a.m. to
4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, at UTEP Eat Authentico! Restaurant Crawl –
Student Union Cinema. Registration: $40 pro- Wednesday through Friday, May 8-10
fessional; $15 students at eventbrite.com. Downtown, with a meal served at different
Information: 544-8484, ext. 192. downtown restaurants (one course per restau-
rant). Presented by Teachers Federal Credit
Homeschooling Conference — The El Union. Groups of 10 will start the crawl at 6
Paso Homeschool Association Conference is p.m. and 7 p.m. all three nights, with additional
11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4:30 crawl at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets: $40 ($45 Friday
p.m. Saturday, May 3-4, at Westside crawl), space is limited. Information: down-
Community Church, 201 E. Sunset. townelpaso.com.
Registration $45 per family; daycare available
for additional cost. Exhibit hall is free and open ‘Hablemos De Dinero’ — El Paso
to public. Registration: elpasohomeschool.org. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosts a free
class on how to start, manage, and grow one’s
Free Comic Book Day — The 15th annual business 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at Mac
nationwide free comic book giveaway encour- Cardwell Collaborative, 5130 Gateway East.
aging readers to discover the comic book art Information: 566-4066 or ephcc.org.
form is Saturday, May 4. Information at
freecomicbookday.com. ‘Caffeine and Octane’ Cruise-ins —
• Asylum Comics and Cards 5360 N. Mesa Ste. Southwest Classic Car Club and the Coyote
L-12, has comic giveaways while supplies last, Cobras host their monthly cruise-ins beginning
door prizes, family activities and more 10 a.m. at 9 a.m. the second Saturday of the month
to 7 p.m. Free hot dots and soft drinks after 3 (May 11) in the parking lot of Western
p.m., while supplies last. Cosplayers throughout Beverages, 6104 N. Mesa. Admission is free.
the day. Information: 875-8600 or asylum- Information: 584-8261 or swclassic.org.
comicsandcards.com. Memorial Day Mass and Ceremony —
• Old Major Comics, 10780 Pebble Hills, will The Golden Bears Social Club hosts its 37th
also have mystery boxes, raffles, and giveaways annual Catholic Mass and Memorial Day
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Information: 449-0990. Ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at
International Female Ride Day — The Bowie High School, 801 S. San Marcial. The
12th annual riding celebrating and encouraging ceremony honors former Bowie students who
women motorcyclists is 9 a.m. Saturday, May died in the defense of the country. All veteran,
4, starting at Barnett Harley-Davidson, 8272 scout, military and civic organizations are invit-
Gateway East.Riders depart at 11:30 a.m. and ed to attend and bring a stand for their organi-
return at 12:30 p.m. for lunch, then depart zational colors only. Refreshments will follow.
again at 1:30 to Aceitunas Beer Garden, 5200 Information: 755-4038.
Doniphan for last stop party and food truck. Doña Ana Arts Council Arts Awards
Information on Facebook. — The 32nd annual Community Arts Awards
EPHCC workshops — Various free public reception is 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at
workshops are offered in May by the El Paso Doña Ana Arts Council Art & Cultural Center,
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. RSVP: 1740 Calle de Mercado in Mesilla, 1740 Calle
Zoraida at 566-4066, ext. 15. de Mercado. Free and open to the public; RSVP
“Show Me the Money” Financial workshops: appreciated. Information: (575) 523-6403,
• 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 20, at Moye admin@daarts.org, or las-cruces-arts.org.
Elementary, 8942 Dyer. ‘Game of Thrones’ at the Zoo — Fans
• 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at El Paso of the HBO series Game of Thrones can watch
Public Library, 501 N. Oregon. the final season at El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano
• 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, at Sundays, through May 19. Doors open at 6
Workforce Solutions, 8825 N. Loop, Suite 122. p.m.; show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets: $10. Age
• 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at 18 and older only. Information: 212-0966, elpa-
Workforce Solutions, 6351 S. Desert Blvd. sozoo.org, or on Facebook at ElPasoZoo.
“Let’s Start a Business” workshops will be
held around town. Information: Sofia Grimlords MC event — Grimlords MC and
Baldonado, Ext. 18. Three G Promotions host the 9th annual
• 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, May 13, at 8941 Dyer. Motorcycle Event Sunday, May 19, at VFW
• 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at El Paso Post 10354, 9170 Cananea, with live music,
Library Main Branch, 501 N. Oregon. food, beer, bike rodeo, door prizes and more.
• 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 16, at Registration at 1 p.m. Funds Raised go towards
6351 S. Desert.
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May Roundup ties, refreshments and discussion of how peo-
ple can help the food bank. RSVP to Terri
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Wyatt at 298-0353 or twyatt@epfhfb.org.
Information: elpasoansfightinghunger.org.
(AYUDA) Adult & Youth United Development
Association. Cost: $10 per person. Information: Dia de las Madres dinner and dance —
T252-4201; or 251-2759. The fundraiser for La Mujer Obrera is 6 to 10
p.m. Friday, May 10, at Cafe Mayapán, 2000
¡Hay Mas Adelante! Medicare
Texas, featuring music by Los Silver. Cost: $35,
Workshop — Interlex Communications hosts includes dinner. Family tables of eight; $280.
free Medicare Educational Workshops May 21-
Tickets at Cafe Mayapán or at eventbrite.com.
22 presented by AARP Medicare Supplement
Plans and UnitedHealthcare to help participants Letter Carriers’ Food Drive — The 27th
better understand their option, including what annual food drive is Saturday, May 11, spon-
people need to know before signing up and sored by the National Association of Letter
what Medicare does and doesn’t cover. Carriers, U.S. Postal Service and others to ben-
Presented in English and Spanish. Refreshments efit area food banks. Individuals can leave non-
served. RSVP at 1-800-983-6998. Information: perishable items in a bag near their mailbox or
(213) 422-78080 or haymasadelante.com. take them to a local post office. Information:
• Tuesday, May 21: noon to 1:30 p.m. at El elpasoansfightinghunger.org or nalc.org.
Paso Downtown Library, 501 N. Oregon, and
6 to 7:30 p.m., El Paso Community College
Shimmy Mob — The family-friendly
fundraiser for the Center Against Sexual and
ASC, 9050 Viscount.
Family Violence and Keystone Heritage Park is
• Wednesday, May 22: 12:30 to 2 p.m. at
5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Park,
Polly Harris Senior Center, 650 Wallenberg,
4200 Doniphan, with belly dancing, flamenco,
Wednesday.
food and drinks. Admission: $7 in advance; $10
For a good cause at the door. Information: 490-8571.
There will also be a chance for meditating,
oLotería — Creative Kids hosts a night of journal writing, mini-massage, yoga, dance, and
Bingo benefiting the Creative Kids program at family activities such as hula hoops, jump rope,
6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at its Olo Gallery, bubbles and walking tours.
504 San Francisco. Tickets: $50; available at
creativekidsolostore.bigcartel.com.
Go Purple Chili Tasting Contest — The

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6th annual chili tasting contest in honor of Elder
Information: 533-9675.
Abuse Prevention Month is 11 a.m. Thursday,
Child Crisis Center Gala — The center’s May 16, at Holiday Inn Express, 409 E.
Cinco De Mayo fundraiser is 7 p.m., Friday, Missouri, Downtown. Cost: $5 (includes hot
May 3, at Epic Railyard Center 2201 E. Mills, dog plate, and chili tastings). Information: 831-
with dinner and loteria. Tickets: $125 per per- 7803 or myanez22@epcc.edu.
son. Information, reservations: 562-7955,
This is NOT A GIMMICK but ACTUAL FACTS about how you ssoto@childcrisisep or childcrisiselp.org.
Bowl-A-Thon — El Paso Electric sponsors

can live a healthier life and a longer life without aches and pains.
the Bowl-A-Thon benefiting Junior
YLM Gala — Ysleta Lutheran Mission Human Achievement of El Paso is 10:30 a.m. Saturday,
To receive my pamphlet on Care hosts its gala dinner Friday, May 3, at May 18, at Bowl-A-Thon, 11144 Pellicano.

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Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, 1 Ardovino Drive Prizes offered for bowling champs and Best
in Sunland Park. Tickets: $125. Information: Dressed Hawaiian Team. Two-hour bowling
DEEP BREATH 858-2588 or ylm.org. spots begin at 10:30 a.m. Registration: $100
PO Box 961648 Animal Rescue League’s ‘Dinner with
($20 per bowler five person team); each team

El Paso, TX 79936
member commits to raising $100 in donations.
Friends’ — The 18th annual fundraising gala Information: 772-5566, jaelpaso.org or on
is 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Ardovino’s
Facebook at JA El Paso.
Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in
Sunland Park. Ticket information: 877-5002 or Kids Excel ‘Texas Our Texas’ — Kids
info@arlep.org. Web: arlep.org. Excel’s annual fundraiser show is 6 p.m.
Thursday, May 23, at the Plaza Theatre.
March for Babies — The annual March of Information: 351-6999 or kids-excel.org.
Dimes fundraiser is 9 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at
El Paso Community College Valle Verde Mental Health Gala — National Alliance of
Campus, 919 Hunter, with family activities, t- Mental Health El Paso hosts its inaugural gala at
shirt contests, refreshments, giveaways and 6 p.m. Friday, May 31, in the El Paso
more. Participation is free; but donations Community Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon.
accepted. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Team Tickets: $75; available at namiep.org/gala.
online at marchforbabies.org/event/elpaso.
Border Heroes Celebration — Las
Stuff the Truck — The Salvation Army Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center will host
hosts a housewares and clothing drive 9 a.m. to its annual awards dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday,
3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Barnett Harley June 1, at EPCC’s Administrative Services
Davidson, 8272 Gateway East. Fill the dona- Center, 9050 Viscount. Information: las-americ-
tions truck with gently used housewares and as.org or on Facebook.
clothing. For every 20 pounds of donations (up
to 200 pounds), donors receive a raffle ticket
Lupus Awareness Motorcycle Run —
The 3rd annual run against lupus is 9 a.m.
for more than $5,000 in prizes such as Jeff
Sunday, June 2, at Ramirez Pecan Farm,
Dunham or Kansas concert tickets. Free food
13709 N Loop in Clint. Riders depart at 10
and goodie bag for first 500 donors. A car
a.m. for a ride through Clint, San Eli Fabens,
show and “May the Fourth Be With You” Day
Tornillo and Socorro. All donations go to the
cosplay contest is also planned. All proceeds
Lupus foundation of America. Wear purple for
will help provide shelter, clothing, and food for
the cause. Information on Facebook.
El Paso’s homeless families and individuals.
Information: 565-6532 or Fan Drive for the Elderly — El Pasoans
salvationarmytexas.org/elpaso. are urged to donate new fans for the elderly or
disabled through the summer months for the
Coffee with the CEO — El Pasoans
annual Extreme Weather Summer Fan Drive.
Fighting Hunger, 9541 Plaza Circle, invites peo-
Fans may be dropped off at any El Paso fire sta-
ple to learn how they can get involved with the
tions.
organization from CEO Susan E. Goodell at 9
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May Roundup Field including military vehicle displays and L‘Alliance Française d’El Paso — Area attractions
demonstrations. Information: 588-8247, 568- Information: 246-3810, 585-1789,
Cont’d from Page 8 Western Playland — The amusement park
2554 or bliss.armymwr.com. afofelpaso.com or on Facebook at
Chili cook-off is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Old AllianceFrancaiseElPaso. is at 1249 Futurity Dr. in Sunland Park, N.M.
Fort Bliss Fort Bliss Replica Museum. Summer French classes for children and adults Tickets: $22.60 42 inches or taller or $16.97
are at University Presbyterian Church, 244 juniors 34 to 41 inches (pay one price); $5 non-
Old Ironsides Mud Challenge — The 7th Fort Bliss Outdoor Recreation — A rider admission. Information: (575) 589-3410,
annual 4-mile, 16-obstacle challenge is Resler. Information: 346-3810 or 585-1789.
camping trip to White Sands National westernplayland.com or on Facebook.
Saturday, May 4, at the Air Assault Obstacle The Alliance’s 55th anniversary celebration is
Monument is Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19, May hours are 2 to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 2 to 7
Course and Rappel Tower at Abernathy Park at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Centennial
open to the public. Cost: $45 family; $15 per p.m. Sundays. June hours are 3 to 10 p.m.
Jeb Stuart and Pershing just inside the Buffalo Center on Fort Bliss, with guest speaker Alexis
person. Register at the Soldier Activity Center, Saturdays, 3 to 9 p.m. Sundays; and 7 to 10:30
Soldier gate on Fort Bliss. Three waves avail- Andres, Consul General de France at Houston.
20732 Constitution, for DoD ID cardholders. p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays starting June 12.
able; first one starting at 9 a.m. Open to youth Information: Josette Shaughnessy,
Information: 744-1532 or bliss.armymwr.com.
and adults; however, runners under age 16 afofelpaso@gmail.com or 585-1789. Wet ’N’ Wild Waterworld — The water
must compete with a parent or guardian. Cost Monti Warrior Zone Tournaments — park at 8804 S. Desert, Anthony, Texas (I-10 at
The recreation center is at 21171 Medic Ave
Woman’s Department Spring Bus
(by May 1): $40 ($30 DoD ID card holders, $25 Tour — Woman’s Department of the Greater Exit 0) is open10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends star-
active-duty and children 14 and younger). (east side of Fort Bliss). Entry fee per person is ing Saturday, May 4. Tickets: $24.99, plus tax;
El Paso Chamber of Commerce’s bus tour to
Onsite registration is 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. ($10 $15 (includes t-shirt and one drink). Open to $21.99 kids under 48 inches tall; $4.99 age 1-3;
Old Mesilla is planned for Thursday, May 16,
extra fee). Register at Soto, Stout and Milam ages 18 and older. Information: 741-3000. free for babies under 1. Seniors/picnic fee:
and includes a no-host lunch at La Posta.
Physical Fitness Centers or online at • Sand Volleyball Tournaments are 4 to 10 $14.99. Information: 886-2222, wetwild.com
Information: Pat Quinn, 755-6193.
raceroster.com. Information: 744-5785. p.m. Friday, May 10 and June 14. or on Facebook. Season pass (May 4-Sept. 8) is
• 3 Point Shootout Basketball Tournament is 4 El Paso Christian Women’s $49.99; $14.99 ages 1-3.
Moms, Muscles and Mimosas — The to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 25. Connection — The group’s monthly lunch- Hype or Die Fest is 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday,
women’s fitness competition is 8:30 a.m. to eon is 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, at El Paso May 31. Tickets at hypeofdiefest.com.
noon Saturday, May 11, at the Turf Field
behind Soto Physical Fitness Center. Open to Club news Radisson Hotel, 1770 Airway, with speaker
Mesa Vista Wine Tasting Room — 3200
Connie Austin, as well as an outreach speaker
all female competitors with an optional parent Doña Ana Photography Club (DAPC) Guiding Star and special feature from Avon. Hwy 28 in Anthony, N.M. Open noon to 6
and child (ages 12-17) event, with events such — The club meets 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 Reservation deadline is May 17. Cost: $15 (cash p.m. Thursday through Sunday. The room also
as clean and press, tire flip, sled push and flexed and 21, at Southwest Environmental Center. only). Reservations: 598-0811. featuresa yarn shop and local alpaca products.
arm hang. Pre-register through May 1 at Soto Admission is free and the public is welcome. Live music featured 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
or Stout PFCs. Cost is $30 (includes t-shirt); Information: (575) 323-3624 or
Cars and Coffee — The Substation, 145 E. Saturdays. Information: (915) 494-7248..
$10 extra for child. Late registration May 2-8 is Sunset, hosts it monthly meetup for car lovers
daphotoclub.org. La Viña Winery — 4201 S. NM Highway
$5 extra. All competitors 21 and older can 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4. Coffee available
• May 7: Main presentation is critique panel 28, one mile north of Vinton Road. Information:
enjoy free mimosas after the event. Non-alco- at 2Ten Coffee Roasters. Information: or on
hosted by Seth Madell, Vince Gutschik and Carl (575) 882-7632 or lavinawinery.com.
holic beverages available. Open to the public. Facebook at SubstationEP.
Maier. They will also present interpretations of The tasting room and patio are open for sales
Information: 744-5790. various images and comments on the edits. Discover El Paso — The nonprofit group, and tasting of wines from noon to 5 p.m.
Armed Forces Day Parade — The 2nd • May 21: Dale Taylor will present YouTube founded in 1973, is dedicated to promoting Thursday through Tuesday (closed
Armed Forces Day and Parade Celebration is videos, including an interview with William things to do and see in and around El Paso. Wednesdays). Tasting fee is $5. A daily tour is
10 a.m. Saturday, May 18 at Fort Bliss, along Henry Jackson, a giant of early Southwest pho- Information: discoverep.org. offered at 11:30 a.m. by appointment only; the
Pershing and Sheridan road, followed by a cele- tography, done on the eve of his 98th birthday. The monthly luncheon meetings are usually $10 fee includes tasting.
bration honoring Armed Forces at Noel Parade Following are member photographs of this the fourth Tuesday or the month.
month’s theme “Patterns.”

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For event tickets sold through Ticketmaster,
call 1-800-745-3000 or go to ticketmaster.com. New Kids On the Block — The 1980s
Unless indicated, prices listed do not include “boy band” legends bring their Mix Tape Tour
service charges. to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at
UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with special
Pancho Barraza — The Mexican singer- guests hip-hop icons Salt N Pepa, Naughty By
songwriter performs at 9 p.m. Friday, May 3, Piso 21 — The Columbian Latin pop group 16-18, at El Paso Comic Strip, 201 Airway.
performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the Tickets: $22; $27 VIP and front 50 seats Nature, and pop stars Tiffany and Debbie
at The Plaza Theater. Tickets: $59-$119
Plaza Theatre. The group is best known for hit (Ticketweb.com). Information, reservations: Gibson. Tickets: $33.20-$83.20; VIP seats avail-
(Ticketmaster).
singles like “Me Llamas,” “Besándote,” and 779-LAFF (5233), elpasocomicstrip.com or on able at various prices (Ticketmaster).
The Piano Guys — The Piano Guys return “Déjala Que Vuelva.” Tickets: $40-$130 Facebook at El Paso Comic Strip. Festival del Bolero — Raúl Di Blasio, “El
to El Paso with their highly original blend of (Ticketmaster).
The Latin Breed — The tejano band’s 50th Piano de American” will be part of the first
classical music and pop at 8 p.m. Friday, May Beginnings: The Ultimate Tribute to Bolero Festival 8 p.m. Friday, May 24, at the
Anniversary Tour Concert is 6 to 11 p.m.
3, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $59- Chicago — Showtime! El Paso closes its sea- Plaza Theatre, with Carlos Cuevas, aka “Mr.
$79; VIP tickets $134.50 (Ticketmaster) Saturday, May 18, at El Maida Shrine Temple,
son with a tribute to the golden age of Chicago Bolero.” Tickets: $59-$149 (Ticketmaster).
6331 Alabama. Tickets: $40 in advance; $50
Janie Fricke — The country music star per- at 7 p.m. Saturday May 11, at the Abraham
day of show; available at eventbrite.com. Eight NeedToBreathe — The Grammy-nominat-
forms at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the T or C Chavez Theatre. Individual tickets are $30 at
tickets reserve a table. Information: 562-1444. ed Christian rock band presents their Acoustic
Civic Center, 400 West 4th Street, in Truth or the door ($10 ages 6-18, or students with ID
or elmaida.com. Live Tour at 7 p.m. Friday, May 24, at the
Consequences, N.M., with opening acts Tudy up to age 25). Information: 247-2726 or show-
Romero & the Silver Bullets, and Moore & timeelpaso.com. Wisin & Yandel — One of Latin music’s Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $39.50-
Beginnings’ eight-member band re-creates the most iconic duos’ “Como Antes Tour” is 8 p.m. $89.50 (Ticketmaster).
Moore. Part of the 70th annual T or C “Wild
West” Fiesta. Cost: $30 in advance (available at classic, brass-blazoned rock of Chicago, the Saturday, May 18, at El Paso County Coliseum, Neon Desert Music Festival — The 9th
KCHSradio.com); $40 at the door. Information: superstar group that has had five No. 1 albums 4100 E. Paisano. The multiplatinum Latin pop annual music festival 3 p.m. to midnight
KCHS Radio, (575) 894-4200. and 20 Top Ten hits. and reggaetón rappers, both from Cayey, Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26, in
Puerto Rico, teamed up 14 years ago, earning a
Slayer — The trash metal legends perform at Gran Baile Dia de las Madres — The Downtown El Paso, with headliners including
Grammy Award and two Latin Grammy Wiz Khalifa, Rezz, Steve Aoki and Tory Lanez.
6 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Mothers Day Dance is 8 p.m. Saturday, May
Awards. Tickets start at $46 (Ticketmaster). Two-day general admission is $99 (VIP pack-
Center, with Lamb of God, Amon Amarth and 11, at El Paso County Coliseum, with Roberto
Cannibal Corpse. Tickets: $43-$83; VIP pack- Tapia and La Adictiva Banda San Jose de Lil Pump and Lil Skies — The rap and hip- ages $259 and $499). Payment plans available.
Mesillas. Tickets: $25-$60 (Ticketmaster). hop artists perform at 7 p.m. Monday, May 20, Information: neondesert.com or on Facebook.
ages are $192 (Ticketmaster).
at El Paso County Coliseum. Miami rapper Lil Saturday’s lineup: Rezz, Miguel, Steve Aoki,
Thunder from Down Under — The Tory Lanez, Don Omar, Tyga, Dashboard
Pump’s hits include “D Rose,’ Broke My Wrist,”
internationally acclaimed male revue from Confessional, Shoreline Mafia, Arizona, Ximena
and “Movin’,” and Lil Skies’ latest hits include
Australia presents their 2019 “Girls’ Night Sariñana, Paul Well, Quin NFN, CIc, Ribo
“Life of a Dark Rose,” and “Nowadays.”
Outback” World Tour at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Ruckus, Pet People, Miijas, Verse, Roman
Tickets: $41-$86; VIP packages, $56-$199
May 13, at the Plaza Theatre, with dance, Rouge, the Anhedonians and Dizz Brew.
(Ticketmaster).
gymnastics, break dancing, colorful costumes, Sunday’s line up: Wiz Khalifa, Young Thug,
humor and hard bodies. Must be 18 or older to Cardi B — The superstar rapper and hip-hop Kali Uchis, Gunna, Deorro, Tchami, Chicano
attend. Tickets: $20-$50 (Ticketmaster). artist, who this year became the first female Batman, LovelyTheBand, Sales, Bane’s World,
solo artist to win a Grammy for Best Rap Inner Wave, Diamante Eléctrico, Holy Wave,
Paul Rodriguez — The “Original Latin King
Album, will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May Midnight Generation, The Murder Police,
of Comedy” performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday,
21, at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Adrian Stresow, Lavell Jones, Lunas, Juice and
and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May
Paisano. Tickets: $80-$600 (Ticketmaster). the Suds, Jordan Taylor, and Homerun Derby.
Omar Chaparro — The singer, comedian,
actor and media personality performs at 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 25, at the Plaza Theatre.
Tickets: $49.99-$89.99 (Ticketmaster).
Los Mandamientos De Una Mejor
Chingona — The conference of four Mexican
divas is 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at the
Plaza Theatre. The four will talk about family
and professional challenges they have faced,
and how they have managed to overcome
them. Tickets: $45-$99 (Ticketmaster).
Steve Martin and Martin Short — The
two American comedy legends’ “Now Your
See Them, Soon You Won’t” show is 8 p.m.
Friday, May 31, at Abraham Chavez Theatre,
featuring the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff
Babko. With a mix of storytelling, song, and
comedy, the event showcases the artistry of
the two longtime friends, who both have had
major comedic careers in both TV and film.
The show includes Steve Martin’s banjo-playing
and Martin Short’s singing and celebrity imper-
sonations. Tickets: $79.75-$299 (Ticketmaster).
Alejandra Guzmán — The Mexican rock
diva, “La Rockera,” brings her La Guzmán Tour
to El Paso at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at El Paso
County Coliseum. Guzmán is known interna-
tionally as the “Queen of Mexican Rock” and
the “Bad Girl of Latin Pop.” Tickets: $64.99,
$79.99, $99.99 and $119.99 (Ticketmaster).
‘Foam Wonderland’ Block Party —
GTA headlines the biggest touring Foam Party
across the country “Sunken Savage” Tour at 6
p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, June 8, in Downtown
El Paso on Main, with special guests Herobust,
DublDads and Monxx. Expect to get wet; bring

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Here’s the Ticket Recodo perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at
UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $35.50-
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$205.50 (Ticketmaster).
cell phones in plastic bags. All ages event; 21 + Maluma — The Colombian reggaeton singer,
bars available. Tickets: $20 general admission; one of social media’s most popular artists,
$30 VIP. Information: foamwonderland.com. returns to El Paso at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22,
UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets; $61-
Metalachi — The world’s only heavy metal
$352 (Ticketmaster).
mariachi band performs 7 p.m. Friday, June
14, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in Tom Segura – The actor, comedian and
the Las Cruces Downtown Mal. Admission: writer brings his “Take it Down Tour” to El
$15. Information: (575) 541-2290 or Paso 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Plaza
riograndetheatre.org. Theatre. Tickets: $35-$65 (Ticketmaster).
Jeff Dunham — The master comedian and La Adictiva — Mexico’s touring sensation
ventriloquist and his slightly demented posse of performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at the Plaza
puppets performs his “Passively Aggressive” Theatre. Tickets: $49.50-$109.50
Tour at 5 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday, June (Ticketmaster).
15, at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $55 to $70.
VIP packages are $151. (Ticketmaster).
Sin Bandera y Camila — The Grammy-
winning Latin pop duo and the Mexican pop
Jaripeo sin Fronteras 2019 — Pepe band perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at
Aguilar hosts the concert and charreada event El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $35-$200.
at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at UTEP’s Don (Ticketmaster).
Haskins Center, featuring Angela Aguilar,
Madison McDonald, Antonio Aguilar, Leonard
Way Out West Fest — Country band
Midland will headline the 4th annual fusion of
Aguilar, Mariachi Zacatecano, Banda Azul
culture Saturday, Oct. 12, at Southwest
Tequila, and Jinetes. Tickets: $60.50-$180.50;
University Park, along with a Margarita Contest
VIP packages start at $225 (Ticketmaster).
and Chili Challenge. Tickets: $25-$150 VIP;
Luis Miguel — The famed Mexican crooner available at southwestuniversitypark.com.
brings his North American Tour to El Paso at Information: epwayoutwest.com or on
8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6, to UTEP’s Don Facebook at EPWayOutWest.
Haskins Center. Tickets: $83.20 to $263; VIP
packages $265-$995 (Ticketmaster).
Gloria Trevi — The Mexican pop diva per-
forms her “Diosa de La Noche” Tour at 8 p.m.
Caravan Del Amor — Legendary Friday, Oct. 25, at UTEP’s Don Haskins
Argentinean singer Leo Dan headlines the tour Center, with special guest Karol G. Tickets:
at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Plaza $33.50-$163.50 (Ticketmaster).
Theatre with King Clave, Nestor Daniel y Los
Terricolas, Carlos Bardelli “El Mago de la Voz,”
Hozier — The multi-platinum Irish singer-
songwriter returns to El Paso for his
and Alex “El Genio” Lucas. Tickets: $49-$129
“Wasteland Baby” Tour at 8 p.m. Thursday,
(Ticketmaster).
Oct. 31, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre with
Israel & New Breed — Christian singer guest Freya Ridings. Tickets: $29.50-$59.50
Israel Houghton and his band perform at 7 p.m. (Ticketmaster).
Saturday, July 20, at El Paso County Coliseum.
Tickets: $17 general admission; $30.50-$48.50
Christian Nodal — The Latin Grammy win-
ning mariachi performs brings his Ahora Tour
reserved (Ticketmaster).
to E Paso at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Plaza
Kansas — The legendary band whose career Theatre. Tickets: $55-$140 (Ticketmaster).
spans more than four decades with hits like
“Dust in the Wind” performs 7:30 p.m. Sunday,
‘Peppa Pig’s Adventure’ — Peppa Pig,
George and their friends’ new live show, is 6
July 21, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $44.50-
p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Abraham Chavez
$74.50; VIP $184-$285) at ticketmaster.com.
Theatre. Tickets: $25-$65; VIP packages $145-
Napoleón — The Mexican singer performs at $155. (Ticketmaster).
8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the Plaza
Theatre. Tickets: $35-$150 (Ticketmaster).
‘The Great Russian Nutcracker’ — The
Moscow Ballet presents its “Gift of Christmas
Nelly, TLC and Flo Rida — The Three Tour” at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and 1 and 5
top hip-hop artists perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Plaza Theatre.
Aug. 27, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. (Ticketmaster). Information: nutcracker.com.
Tickets: $32.75-$72.75 VIP packages: $150-
$250. (Ticketmaster).
Styx — The rock ’n’ roll renegades celebrate
their new album “The Mission” with a special
Boz Scaggs — The legendary musician’s winter tour that comes to El Paso’s Abraham
“Out of the Blues Tour” is at 7:30 p.m. Chavez Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15.
Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Plaza Theatre, in Tickets: $39.85-$69.75; VIP packages $176-
promotion of his new Greatest Hits CD. $347. (Ticketmaster).
Tickets: $39.50-$80 (Ticketmaster).
Maná — The Guadalajara-based rock band Venues & series
brings their “Rayando El Sol” tour to El Paso
not once but twice: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.
El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway.
Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and
11, and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at UTEP’s
9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m.
Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $62.75-$222.75;
Sunday. Closed May 12. Tickets: $6 Thursday,
VIP, Platinum, $325-$899 (Ticketmaster).
$12 Friday and Saturday; $8 Sunday, except as
Alejandro Sanz — The Latin megastar and listed. Age 17 and older admitted. VIP Booths
2017 Latin Grammy Person of the year recipi- $10 more per ticket for all shows; available at
ent presents his #LaGira Tour at 7:30 p.m. ticketweb.com.
Saturday, Sept. 14, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233),
Center. Tickets: $33.20-$93.20; VIP packages elpasocomicstrip.com or on Facebook at El
$225-$295 (Ticketmaster). Paso Comic Strip.
• April 25-28: Stuttering John
200 Años de Musica Mexicana —
Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitln and Band El
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Here’s the Ticket advance and $15 day of show.
• Tech Trek IV featuring Archspire is 7 p.m.
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Wednesday, May 15, with Inferi, Virvum and
Wormhole.
• May 2-5: John Wessling, with feature act
• Illum — 8 p.m. Friday, May 17, with local
Barry Laminack
support. Admission: $5.
• May 9-11: Jay Hollingsworth, with feature
• Black Magic Flower Power performs at 8
act Kane Holloway
p.m. Sunday, May 19. with Slvthammer and
• May 23-26: J.R. Brow
Orange Anima. Admission: $5.
Paul Rodriguez, the “Original Latin King of
• Thems Evil — 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, with
Comedy” performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and
Fusebox. Tickets: $10.
7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 16-
• Oceano — 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, with
18. Tickets: $22 general admission; $27 VIP
Angelmaker, Prison and Cambion. Tickets: $15
and front 50 seats.
in advance; $20 day of show.
Lowbrow Palace — 111 Robinson. Tickets • The Freecoasters — The reggae and sound
at lowbrowpalace.com. May 9 concert is out- band performs at 8 p.m. Friday, May 24, with
doors at 1101 Texas. La Chapuza and the Valley Rats. Age 18 and
• Strawberry Girls — The California rock band older. Tickets: $5.
performs 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, with • Black Sabbitch female Black Sabbath Tribute
Delilah Blue and If We Were Turtles. $10. is 9 p.m. Sunday, May 26.
• Camp Cope — The indie punk band per- • Piñata Protest — 8 p.m. Thursday, May 30.
forms at 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, with An Admission: $10.
Horse and Oceantor. Tickets: $13. • Felix Martin — 8 p.m. Friday, May 31, with
• Dizzy Wright — The rapper performs 9 p.m. Hedras. Tickets: $10.
Wednesday, May 8, with Demrick and Reezy.
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and
Tickets: $18 general admission; $70-$150 VIP.
Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Most shows begin
• Lord Huron, known for hits like “The Night
at 8 p.m. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or
We Met,” “Wait By The River,” and “Food for
innofthemountaingods.com.
Love” performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9,
• Los Rieleros Del Norte — The Grammy-
with Orville Peck, at 1101 Texas. Tickets: $30.
nominated norteño band performs Friday, May
• Helado Negro — Latin folk musician, 9 p.m.
10. Tickets: $25-$75.
Monday, May 13, with Tasha. Tickets: $13.
• Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine hosts a dinner
• The Japanese House — English indie pop act
presentation at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 11. $69.
consisting of solo artist Amber Bain is 9 p.m.
• Jeff Foxworthy — The blue collar comedy
Thursday, May 16. Tickets: $18.
legend performs Friday, June 21. $75-$125.
• Murs — The rapper performs at 8 p.m.
• Snoop Dogg — The rap superstar performs
Sunday, May 19, with Locksmith. Tickets: $15.
an outdoor show Saturday, June 22. $75.
• Tops — The indie rock band performs at 9
• Lee Brice and Chase Bryant Outdoor Show
p.m. Monday, May 20, with Video Age.
is 6 p.m. Sunday, June 23. Tickets: $75-$125.
Tickets: $13.
• Charley Pride — The country music legend
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 performs Friday, July 26. Tickets: $25-$65.
Montana, specializing in metal and hard rock.
Spencer Theater for Performing Arts
For all ages event; all those under 21 charged a
— Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information:
surcharge. Some tickets available under hold-
(575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
myticket.com. Information: 591-7625 or on
• ‘CATS’ – The Andrew Lloyd Webber stage
Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
phenomenon, featuring an Equity cast, is 7 p.m.
• Psycroptic — 7 p.m. Monday, April 29, with
Tuesday, and 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 14-15.
guest Cannabis Corpse, Gorod, Micawber and
Tickets: $79-$85.
local bands. $20 in advance; $25 day of show.
Summer season shows begin at 8 p.m., unless
• Scream Blue Murder — The UK band per-
listed otherwise. Public buffets are 6 p.m.
forms at 8 p.m. Friday, May 3, with Before
before most shows for $20.
Giants and Indivision. Tickets: $10 in advance. .
• Ernie Haase & Signature Sound — The
• Skatenigs performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, May
Grammy-nominated and Dove Award-winning
4, with Not My Master, Slvthammer and
Southern Gospel quartet performs Saturday,
Phantom Flesh. Tickets: $10.
May 25. Tickets: $39 to $59.
• Osatia performs at 7 p.m. Monday, May 6,
• Classic Country, Songs & Stories starring
with Devil in the Details and local support.
Linda Davis & Friends is Saturday, June 1.
Tickets: $8 in advance.
Tickets: $39 to $59.
• Exmortus returns at 8 p.m. Friday, May 10.
• Missoula Children’s Theatre’s “The Snow
Admission: $10.
Queen” is 7 p.m. Friday, June 7. Tickets: $18
• Bless This Fall — 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May
($10 children).
11, with Slaves, Palisades and Glass Houses.
• The Bellamy Brothers — Sunday, June 9.
Tickets: $18.
Tickets: $39 to $59.
• Deicide — 7 p.m. Monday, May 13,with
• 1st Armored Division Band performs
Origin, Jungle Rot and Absense. Tickets: $25 in
Tuesday, June 25. Tickets are free; limit of 4.
advance; $30 day of event.
• Pablo Cruise — The kings of 1970s disco-
• Traitors — 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, with
rock perform Friday, June 28, Tickets: $39 to
Bodysnatcher and local talent. Tickets: $10 in
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UTEP Department of Music — Fox Fine son. Free parking across from the club. RSVP
Arts Recital Hall. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. for luncheon by May 6 at info@epopera.org.
except as listed. Information: 747-5606 or Talk presented by Andrea Walters of Santa Fe
music.utep.edu. Opera, director of Community Engagement
Admission: $5, $3 students, military and sen- librettist for “Unshakeable.”
iors; free for UTEP students, faculty, staff, and
EPSYOs Finale Concert — El Paso
age 12 and under, unless listed otherwise.
Information: (575) 646-3709, lascrucessympho- 2019 Honoree and Awards dinner April 11. Symphony Youth Orchestras, directed by James
• UTEP Wind Symphony performs their season
O. Welsch, perform their season finale concert
finale Tuesday, April 30, highlighting “Triump- ny.com or on Facebook. The recipients are:
Spotlight Lunch with Lonnie is 11:30 a.m. • Angel Rangel, trumpet. Age 16, junior at at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at the Plaza
Symphonie” of Hector Berlioz directed by
Thursday, May 2, at Paisano Café in Mesilla. Riverside High School. Theatre. Ticket information: 525-8978 or
Bradley Genevro.
Cost: $20. • Diego Nevarez, Alto Saxophone. Age 16, jun- epsyos.org.
• UTEP Symphony and Concert Bands pres-
ents a joint concert Thursday, May 2. Young Musicians recital — The finalists
ior at Mountain View High School. Symphony auditions — El Paso Symphony
• Violin/viola recital is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5. • Bryan Arriaga, Bb Clarinet. Age 17, junior at Orchestra will hold auditions 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
for this year’s Young Musicians Competition
• Mariachi Concert is Tuesday, May 7. Horizon High School. Sunday, May 19, at the UTEP Fox Fine Arts
will perform in recital 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May
• UTEP Symphony performs Thursday, May 9, 4, at Star City Studio, 120 W. Castellano. Super Sax of the Southwest — The sax- Recital Hall. Applications due by May 3.
directed by Bohuslav Rattay with movie music Students ages of 8 and 19 competed for cash ophone performance is 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, Audition application, requirements and music
and pieces by Mozart, John Williams, and awards with classical music repertoire. at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las available at epso.org. Information: EPSO
Stravinsky featuring James Logan, clarinet. Admission is free; donations welcome. Cruces Downtown Mall. Admission: $10. Personnel Manager LeAnn Isaac, 637-8144.
• The first UTEP High School Honors Information: 449-0619 or epsmf.org. Information: (575) 541-2290 or riograndethe- Positions auditioned for include Principal 2nd
Orchestra Festival is 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May The six finalists (all pianists) are: atre.org. Violin, Section Violin, Section Viola, 3rd
11. Admission is free. • John Esparza, age 16, junior at Eastwood Oboe/English Horn, 2nd Clarinet and 3rd
• UTEP Children’s Choir is 6 p.m. Monday, High School. He studies piano with Dr.
El Paso Wind Symphony — The wind Bassoon/Contra Bassoon.
May 13, directed by Elisa Wilson. Free. symphony, directed by Ron Hufstader, closes
Esequiel Meza
its season with “The Music of America” at 7:30 Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society
• KKP Student Recital is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, • Ryan Esparza, age 16, junior at Eastwood
p.m. Friday, May 10, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts — The society presents Manny Flores and
May 15. High School. He studies with Dr. Meza.
Recital Hall, featuring winners of the “most Friends at its monthly concert series 7 p.m.
• Guest artist Erbeck Eryilmaz and Hoppa • Kathryn Haluschak, age 13, eighth-grader at
concert attendance” contest. Tickets: $10; $5 Sunday, May 19, at First Christian Church,
Project Composition Recital Tuesday, May 21. Loretto Academy Middle School. She studies
students, military, seniors. Information: elpa- 1809 El Paseo in Las Cruces. The music begins
LCSO with Maria Schleuning and with Anna Habicht.
sowindsymphony.com or on Facebook at El after a short business meeting. Admission: $10
Jolyon Pegis — Las Cruces Symphony • Samuel Kligman, age 15, freshman at
Paso Wind Symphony. ($5 members; $1 students with ID). Coffee and
Orchestra, conducted by Lonnie Klein, per- Coronado High School. He studies with dessert reception precedes the concert at 6:30
forms with guest cellist Maria Schleuning and Guillermo de la Garza. ‘Unshakeable’ — El Paso Opera Guild and p.m. in the foyer. Information: Larry Brooks,
guest violinist Jolyon Pegis at 7:30 p.m. • Taekyu Lee, piano, age 16, sophomore at Friends presents a performance by the Santa Fe (575) 640-8752 or mvjazzblues.net.
Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4-5, at Coronado. He studies with Ms. Habicht. Opera on the last stop of their Spring Tour at Flores performs on bass and melodica, with
NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall. The program • Samuel Maddox, piano, age 15, a home- 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at El Paso Javier Medina on saxes and flute, Colin
features a newly commissioned work partner- schooled sophomore. He studies with Dr. Women’s Club, 1400 N Mesa, as part of their Mcallister on vibraphone, Eddie Ramos on gui-
ing LCSO and composer David Amram, Meza. guild luncheon and presentation of El Paso tar, Arnold Schnitzer on bass, and Byron
“Partners: A Double Concerto for Violin, Cello The 2019 Instruments For Young Lives Opera’s 25th Season. Lunch begins at 1 p.m.; Mutnick on drums.

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Pro-Musica Soiree — El Paso Pro-Musica
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Guild will host its 38th annual soiree Saturday,
‘Trouble in Tahiti’ — El Paso Opera pres- June 1, at the home of J. Kirk and Judy
ents the one-act opera by Leonard Bernstein, Robison. The event features food, music from
Saturday, June 1 Time and location to be the UTEP Center for Arts Entrepreneurship,
announced. Tickets: $20; available at 581-5534 live auction, including a private dinner perform-
State Line Music Series — 8 to 10 p.m. Carlos Alberto and mariachi from Mariachi Los
or epopera.org. ance with Grammy-winning Artistic Director Pasajeros, Mariachi Las Caponeras and Mariachi
Wednesdays at 1222 Sunland Park Drive.
Sam and Dinah have settled into a soulless Zuill Bailey. All proceeds benefit El Paso Pro- Son de Mexico, in celebration of Mother’s Day.
Admission is free; age 21 and older welcome.
relationship in 1950s America. Each constantly Musica. Reservations: $150 ($2,000 table for 8). Jennie Rivera Tribute concert is 8:30 p.m. to
Bring non-perishable food donation or mone-
irritates the other, with a scat-jazz trio of Information: 747-8163, eppm.org or on 12:30 a.m. Friday, May 24. Age 21 and older
tary donation for El Pasoans Fighting Hunger.
singers waxing on the virtues of suburbia in the Facebook at EPPM El Paso Pro Musica. admitted.
Information: 581-3371, WTxFoodBank.org or
style of radio advertising jingles of the period. on Facebook at The State Line Bar-B-Q.
Mother’s Day Concert — El Paso Parks
• May 1: Damon Curtis
and Recreation hosts a free Mother’s Day con-
• May 8: John Baumann
cert 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at Eastwood
• May 15: Clay Hollis
(Album) Park, 3110 Parkwood, with music by
• May 22: Dusty Low
Mariachi Alegre and La JG de Juarez Hugo
• May 29: Dirty River Boys.
Cortes, along with food vendors and games for
Alfresco! Fridays — The 17th season of kids. Information: 212-1704 or
free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. elpasotexas.gov/parks.
Fridays, May 3-Aug. 23, at Convention Center
Las Cruces UkeFest 2019 — Ukulele
Plaza. Presented by ElPasoLive. Lineup to be
enthusiasts will gather in southern New Mexico
announced. No outside food or beverages, or
May 17-19 at the New Mexico Farm and
pets allowed. Information: 534-0600, alfres-
Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping
cofridays.com or on Facebook.
Springs Road. Nationally known instructors will
Events begin May 3 with a special Cinco de
teach workshops, perform a concert and lead a
Mayo celebration featuring mariachi bands.
jam session. Hosted by the Las Cruces Ukes.
Jazz Unlimited Big Band — The band’s Registration: $135 at lascrucesukefest.com.
15th annual concert is 5 p.m. Sunday, May 5, Friday night concert at 7 p.m. at NMSU’s
at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 5005 Aktinson Recital Hall. Concert: $10; free for
Love Road, with swing, Latin, rock and jazz age 12 and younger.
tunes. Admission is free. Information: 637-4569
Mayor’s Jazz Fest — City of Las Cruces
or on Facebook at JazzUnlimited.
Parks & Recreation’s Music in the Park summer
Supersax of the Southwest — The jazz concert series opens with the annual jazz event
group performs at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 26, Plaza de Las Cruces
Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main, Las Cruces, on Main Street, headlined by Grammy-nomi-
to benefit Mesilla Jazz & Blues Society nated contemporary jazz super group Special
Scholarships. Admission: $10. Information: EFX All Stars. Admission is free. No pets.
riograndetheatre.com or (575) 541-2290. Information: (575) 541-2550 or las-cruces.org.
Supersax of the Southwest consists of many Special EFX is led by Chieli Minucci, and fea-
top notch jazz improvisers in the region: Danny tures vocalist Elliot Yamin (who finished 3rd on
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Chip and Shawn Marcus on saxophones, Carlos Tizer, and saxophonist Eric Marienthal.
Barba on keyboard, Ricki Malachi on drums, The fest kicks off the Music in the Park Series.
and Arnold Schnitzer on bass. Karlos Saucedo y La Ley (Spanish) and Neal
McCowan (country) performs at 7 p.m.
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ets $10. Information: elpasolive.com. form 10 p.m. Monday, May 27.
Abraham Chavez Theatre • May 9: Mariachi Los Arrieros
Hype or Die Fest — El Paso DJ and pro-
• May 26: The Ryan G Band
ducer Riot Ten headlines the music fest 7 p.m.
• May 23: Prime 80’Z Xperience
to 2 a.m. Friday, May 31, at Wet N’ Wild
• May 30: Radio La Chusma
Waterworld, 8804 S. Desert, Anthony, Texas
Prince + Queen tribute — Purple (I-10 at Exit 0), with Bonnie X Clyde, PhasOne,
Madness kicks off the show, featuring Bobby G-Rex, Moonboy, Cybrpnk, Johnny Kage, Legit
Miller, followed by Queen Nation 6:30 p.m. Alpha, Josor, Angel Valentin, Forti, Flash,
Friday, May 10, at Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 N Rektike and Tomnoize. Tickets: $15 at
Main. Presented by the City of Las Cruces. wetwild.com or hypeordiefest.com.
Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at door. Free age
12 and under. Tickets at VisitLasCruces.com. Zin Valle Free Music Sundays — Zin
Food and drinks sold. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Valle vineyard, 7315 Hwy 28 in Canutillo (3/4
Information: (575) 541-2361. mile north of FM 259), hosts free live music 1
to 4 p.m. on selected Sundays. Guests may also
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — enjoy wine tastings. Bring a picnic. Information:
1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive),
877-4544 or zinvalle.com.
Sunland Park, N.M. No cover. Information:
• May 5: Julio Ortiz
(575) 874-5200 or Sunland-Park.com/entertain-
• May 12: Dusty Low
ment. Free live music is 9 to 11 p.m. Fridays,
• May 26: Ricardo Valencia
featuring Latin and regional music; and
Saturdays featuring rock and pop variety. La Parada — 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. the first Friday
Beginnings performs flawless replications of the greatest songs from the golden age Mariachi music is 5 p.m. Sundays. of the month (May 3) at San Carlos Building,
of Chicago. These superstars worked with legends like Don Henley, Steve Miller Juan Gabriel Tribute featuring the Aaron 501 Texas. Art market open all night.
and more. Spanning four decades, Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame band Chicago had Palacios Voz y Estilo Live Show is 8:30 p.m. to Information: 351-6023 or on Facebook at
five #1 albums and 20 top-ten hits. A vibrant musical tribute to the legendary band. 12:30 a.m. Friday, May 10, with live Mariachi laparadaep. Music by Santa Pregonera, La

Tickets are $30 general admission at the door


peforming hits of “El Divo de Juárez.” Chapuza, Sonido Mala Suerte, Cerino, Le
Javier Solis Tribute is 2 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Disxco and Apss’wan, with live art by Gren.
($10 children 6-18, or full-time students with ID ages 18-25) May 12, with a tribute to Javier Solis featuring

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Summer fun for kids Krystyna Renata Robbins
My Spring Workshop: Oils & Acrylics
May 7-8-9
‘Savoir Faire’ teen program — Joann St. Mark’s Adventure Camps — St.

9am-3pm
Wardy School of Etiquette and Enrichment and Mark’s United Methodist Church, 5005 Love
El Paso Ballroom Dance Academy hosts a teen Road, hosts children’s weekly camps for age 2-
program on dining and dancing skills June 8-9. 12 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday,
Preregistration required with (50 percent non- May 28-July 19. Registration, information:
Artist’s Studio & Gardens 5070 Yucca Pl.
refundable deposit). Cost: $350; includes four stmarkschurch.tv/summer-camp. (Westside — Off Country Club)
course tutorial luncheon and dance lessons.
Registration: 355-0992 or 585-0090.
Radford Summer Camp — Radford “Darken your Darks and Lighten your Lights”
School, 2001 Radford Street, hosts the multi-
The Dining Program is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
discipline camp for boys and girls age 3-10 is 9
Push and pull your paints to get great texture and
Saturday, June 8, at El Paso Country Club,
a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, June
eye-catching composition. Try exciting subjects.
5000 Country Club Place.
3-28. Camp includes fun activities, swimming,
1, 2 or 3 days of fun in a “no stress” environment.
The Dancing Program is 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday,
reading and math lessons and field trip. Call for
$65 per day. Bring your camera and lunch.
June 9, at El Paso Ballroom Dance Academy,
detais: 565-27370. (915) 584-0953 • krystyna_robbins@sbcglobal.net
7220 N. Mesa. www.krystynarobbins.com
Children’s College — El Paso Community
P3 Kidz on Campus Camps — See me on Facebook at “Krystyna Robbins Studio and Workshops”
College presents its summer classes and camps
Professional and Public Programs (P3) at UTEP
children and teens age 5-17 at the various
offers weekly half and full-day Summer Camps
EPCC campuses. Walk-in registration available
for kids entering grades K-12. Information:
at any EPCC campus. Classes begin in June.
747-5142 or ppp.utep.edu. Super Summer
Tuition varies, depending on class. Children’s
Kick-Off is April 29-May 3, with discounted
classes have age requirements. Information:
registration for phone and online registration.
831-2089 or epcc.edu/ce.
Black Range Horsemanship Camp —
Club Rec — The City of El Paso Parks and
The camp is June 29-July 6 in Winston, N.M.,
Recreation Department camp runs Monday
in the Cuchillo Mountains. The camp, led by
through Friday June 10-Aug. 2 for ages 6-12.
Greg Evans and now in its 28th year, is open to
Each two-week camp provides activities such
boys and girls ages 8 to 16 of all riding levels.
as sports, arts and crafts, field trips, dance
Activities include riding, arts and crafts, Indian
classes and table games. Each recreation center
lore, sports and games, rifle shooting, archery,
offers its own activities. Cost is $40 per week,
a cattle drive and branding, drama, skits and
per child; some scholarships available.
dancing, and field trips. Campers may also
Information: 212-0393 or
bring their own horses if desired.
elpasotexas.gov/parks. Registration available at
Cost: $500; $100 deposit required.
any city recreation center.
Information: (575) 743-1602, (575)740-1778 or
on Facebook.

‘Gala Mexicana’ — Compañía de Ballet and the Belly Dancer at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May
Clásico de Maru Becerra presents the Cinco de 12, at the Philanthropy Theatre (next to the
Mayo celebration at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Plaza Theatre). Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster).
Adobe Horseshoe Theatre, Main, in San Information: 533-4020 or epcf.org.
Elizario, with music by El Mariachi Alegre. The mother-daughter duo of Seneé Barrazas
Admission: $5. Information: 976-7077, and Sonia Flores will be joined by dancers in
AdobeHorseshoe.com or on Facebook. performance of various belly dance styles.
Doug Adamz and Light Rain will provide music.
USA Dance — USA Dance Las Cruces NM
Chapter #5058, hosts an afternoon dance 2:45 Contra Dance — The Southern New
to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Belton Bridge Mexico Music and Dance Society’s monthly
Center, 1214 E. Madrid in Las Cruces. Free contra dance is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, May
hustle lesson from Lorry Arellano of Shundo 17, at Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle
Ballroom Dance Studio is 2 to 2:45 p.m. de Santiago in Las Cruces. This month features
Admission: $10 ($5 members); free for age 12 music by Little Table Contraband of Las
and younger. Information: Jerry, (575) 639- Cruces. Caller is Lonnie Ludeman. The dance
3993 or geraldcarolcarson@gmail.com, or begins with beginners’ lessons at 7:30 p.m.; no
Facebook at USADanceLasCruces. partner or experience needed. Cost: $6 ($4
youth; $15 family). Information: (575) 522-1691
‘Unity’ — El Paso Community College Dance or snmmds.org.
presents its annual spring concert 7 to 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, at EPCC’s Afternoon Tea Dance — USA Dance
Transmountain Forum Theater, 9570 Gateway Chapter 5017 hosts a tea dance 2 to 5:30 p.m.
North, featuring contemporary and hip hop Sunday, May 26, at Shundo Ballroom & Dance
performances with faculty, student, and guest Studio, 120 Paragon. Dance to rhythms like
artist choreography. The show will also feature country/western two Step, waltz, cha cha,
“Conscience,” a guest company from New salsa, tango, swing, hustle, cumbia and more. A
Mexico. Admission: $10 ($5 students, seniors, Nightclub 2 Step dance lesson by Juan Manuel
veterans, and kids; free for children under 5). is 2 to 2:45 p.m. Admission: 11; $7 members
Information: 831-3237 or on Instagram. and military, $5 students; BYOB and snacks.
Information: Raquel, 345-6432 or Veronica,
Mother’s Day Dance - Shundo Ballroom & 253-7876.
Dance Studio, 109 Paragon, hosts the dance 8
to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 11, featuring music British Ballet Academy - The academy’s
by Jack Welch. Reservations: 532-2043. annual recital is Saturday, June 1, at the Plaza
Theatre, featuring a variety of dance styles. For
‘Melusine’ — El Paso Community time and cost: 591-4472,
Foundation’s Jewel Box Series season con- britishballetonline.com, or on Facebook.
cludes with an all-new show by Snake Charmer

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El Paso Locomotive FC — The pro soccer registrants will receive complimentary gun
team’s home games are at Southwest locks. Prizes awarded to Top Team and Top
University Park. Tickets: $5 to $49. Individual Shooter. BorderRAC will highlight
Information: 235-GOAL, eplocomotivefc.com. gun safety. Cost: $250 for five-person team or
• 6 p.m. Sunday, May 12: New Mexico United $50 per individual. Lunch is $7 . Information:
• 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18: Sacramento (BorderRAC) 838-3200 or borderrac.org.
Republic FC.
El Paso Roller Derby — The season opens
El Paso Senior Games — Information, reg- with a doubleheader Saturday, May 18, at
istration: 503-6544 or elpasotexas.gov/parks. Nations Tobin Recreation Center, 8831
• Track and Field — 8 a.m. Saturday, May 18, Railroad, featuring TexPistols vs. RGV Bandidas
at Montwood High School. Registration: $15. and Derby Bliss Brigade vs. Hooligans. First
The awards banquet is 6 p.m. Wednesday, bout begins at 6 p.m., second at 7:30 p.m.
May 22, at Hilos de Plata Senior Center, 4451 Cost: $10 in advance; $12 at door; $5 for mili-
Delta. Cost: $8 (RSVP). tary; free age 10 and younger with adult.
Information: (623) 285-4670, eprollerderby.com,
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — or on Facebook at eprollerderby.
1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. Information:
(575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com. La Muerte de Las Cruces — The Las
The 60th season of the live racing runs Cruces’ Women’s Football Alliance team hosts
through May 5. Post time is 12:50 p.m. every the Mile High Blaze Saturday, May 18, at the
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday. Las Cruces Public Schools’ Sports Complex’s
This year’s simulcast of the 145th Kentucky “Field of Dreams,” 2501 Tashiro. Ticket, times:
Derby is 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, will take (575) 639-0750, wfafootball.net or on
place once more during the live racing season, Facebook at La MuerteDeLas Cruces.
along with the 60th running of the Sunland Park
Borderland Roller Derby — The derby’s
Handicap and Copper Top Futurity. Admission
opening season bout is 6 p.m. Sunday, May 19,
is free; Turf Club package is $30 (includes tip
at El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena,
sheet, racing program and commemorative
4100 E. Paisano, with Diablas vs. Sexies.
glass); buffet on its own: $16 (served 11:30
Tickets: $10; ($7 with valid military ID; $1 for
a.m. to 2 p.m.).
ages 10 and younger; or $8 each for pack of
Sunday, May 5: New Mexican Spring Futurity,
six) at brownpapertickets.com. Information:
West Texas Futurity, West Texas Juvenile
borderlandrollerderby.com or on Facebook.
Stakes and New Mexican Spring Fling.
King of the Clays Fun Shoot — Sun City
El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA 4-H Club hosts the fundraising shotgun compe-
baseball team plays home games at Southwest
tition 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Fort
University Park on Santa Fe Street in
Bliss Rod & Gun Club. Cost: $60. Information:
Downtown El Paso. Game times are 7:05 p.m.
915-491-3897 or suncity4hclub.com.
(game time 11:05 a.m. May 22). Sunday games
are 1:05 p.m. Tickets: $11-$30. Information:
533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com. College sports
• May 3-6: Salt Lake Bees
UTEP Softball — The Miners softball team’s
• May 7-10: Albuquerque Isotopes
final home games are 1 p.m. Saturday (double-
• May 21-24: Reno Aces
header) and noon Sunday, May 4-5 vs. Florida
Bark at the Park take your dog to the park
International at UTEP’s Helen of Troy
day is Friday, May 31.
Complex. Iinformation: utepathletics.com.
El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame — The
Tejanos baseball — The Tejanos of El Paso
Prices Give Em Five Hall of Fame Banquet is
Community College play its final home games
5:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at EPCC
beginning at noon, Friday and Saturday, May 3-
Administrative Service Center, 9050 Viscount,
4 against Odessa College at the Valle Verde
Building A. Tickets: $30 ($300 table). Honorees
Campus field, off Hunter. Admission is free.
to be announced. Information: elpasoath-
Information: 831-2275 or epcc.edu/athletics.
letichalloffame.com.
Ruidoso Downs — The track and casino is
off U.S. 70 in Ruidoso Downs, N.M. The live
Bicycling
horse racing season begins May 10, and runs Tour of the Gila Bike Races — The 33rd
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with its final annual stage bicycle races are May 1-5 in Silver
meet on Labor Day. Information: (575) 378- City, N.M. More than 500 athletes compete
4431 or raceruidoso.com. inraces ranging from 168 to 340 miles in length.
Information: (575) 388-3222 or
El Paso Lions Football — The West Texas
tourofthegila.com.
Lions semi-pro football team, part of the Cross
Roads Amateur Football League, ends its regu- Bicycle Rodeo Health Fair — El Paso
lar season with a home game against Lubbock Pediatric Associates, El Paso Health and the
Liberty Eagles at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Texas Medical Association host the 3rd annual
Hanks High School. Tickets: $5; in advance at bike rodeo and health fair 8 a.m. to noon
cash.app. Information: 309-5923 or on Saturday, May 4, at 1160 Saddle Bronc Drive.
Facebook at El Paso Lion. The fair will focus on prope bicycle helmet fit.
Admission is free. Information: Roger Hovis,
BorderRAC Pull for Trauma Trap
593-2033 or elpasopeds.com.
Shoot — BorderRAC hosts the fundraising
First 50 children receive a free bicycle helmet
trap shoot event 9 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at El
fitted by a pediatrician, as well as a draw-string
Paso Skeet & Trap Club: 9817 Alameda.
backpack. Accompanying adults can receive a
Registration begins at 8 a.m. Each shooter will
health screening.
shoot two rounds of 25 targets each (must
bring their own shotgun and ammo). First 50
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Kids’ Fishing Derby — Ascarate Fishing
Club hosts it quarterly free fishing event for
Ride of Silence — A silent cycling event to ages 3-16 kids 7:30 to noon Saturday, May 18,
honor cyclists who have been killed or injured at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Free use of poles
while cycling on public roadways is 6 p.m. for all registered kids. Information: 478-0406 or
Wednesday, May 15, starting on the historic on Facebook at officialascaratefishingclub.
plaza in Mesilla. Information: mesillanm.gov.

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Information: elpasobicycleclub.com. Ride Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M. Team entry
schedule on Facebook (El Paso Bicycle Club). fee: $132 at macker.com.

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Saturdays through Sept. 28. Gates open at 5
p.m., racing begins at 7:45 p.m. General
First Tee Benefit Tournament — First
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Admission $12, Seniors/Military $10, Youth (6- 1879 N. Zaragosa • 856-9111
NORTHEAST
11) $5, Kids 5 & Under free, Pit Pass $35.
tournament at 1 p.m. Friday, May 3, at
Information: (575) 524-7913, vadopeedway-
Butterfield Trail Golf Club, 1858 Cottonwoods.
Cost: $150; $600 per team. Information: 252-
park.com or on Facebook.
11100 Sean Haggerty (at US 54)
821-7000
Take 1-10 Exit 155, then 1/5 mile north on
6511 or firstteegreaterelpaso.org.
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UPPER VALLEY
Junior Woman’s Club Golf • Thursday, May 2: Test ‘n’ Tune practice 6-
Tournament — The 17th annual “Spring 10 p.m.; $25 pit pass only, no grandstand
Swing” tournament benefiting local charities is admission. 145 W. Sunset (at Doniphan)
8 a.m. Friday, May 3, at Vista hills Country • Ranch Milagro Short Track Shootout is Friday
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Thur.
Club, 2201 Trawood. Four-person scramble through Sunday, May 3-5. Admission: $15,
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
format. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Lunch Youth (6-11) $5, Kids 5 & Under free. Pit Pass 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday
follows tournament. Registration: $100. $40.
www.ardovinospizza.com
Registration: 920-4881.
Arroyo Seco Raceway — The Southern “... definitely has the best pizza in town.”
St. Mark’s Golf Tournament — St. New Mexico track is located off Hwy 549, off — Texas Monthly
FINE PIZZA &
Mark’s Men Ministry hosts its first fundraising I-10 at the Akela exit, with drag racing, motor-
golf tournament is Saturday, May 11, at
FINE DINING
cycle racing, sportscar testing and more. Call
Anthony Country Club, 2100 W. O’Hara Road for ticket prices and times. Information: (575)
in Anthony, N.M. Tee time is 8 a.m.; four-per- 494-4794 or arroyosecoraceway.com.
son scramble format. Cost: $75 $300 team. ASR Test N Tunes is Saturday, May 18.
Registration: 261-5522 or 740-7140. ASR Drags Bracket Series event is Sunday,
Information: stmarkschurch.tv. May 19.
Trackdays are May 4 and 11 and June 2.
Ronald McDonald House Golf ASMA Roadracing is Saturday and Sunday,
Tournament — The Ronald McDonald May 4-5.
House of El Paso will host its 27th annual tour-
nament at 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, at
Coronado Country Club. Registration informa- Running events
tion: 542-1522, rmhcelp.org or on Facebook.
The annual dinner and auction, “Splendors of Knights 5K4PK — The 8th annual competi-
the Orient” is 6 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at tive 5K Run and 1- mile castle walk is 8 a.m.
Coronado Country Club. Saturday, May 4, at Hanks High School, 2001
Lee Trevino (parking lot near softball field on
Edwards-Zuloaga Golf Championship Anise). Information: 881-4590. Registration;
— The 70th annual championship golf event is
$20; $25 on race day. Registration at racead-
Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26, at Ascarate
venturesunlimited.com.
Golf Course. Championship and senior champi-
onship, as well as ladies division, flighted men’s Braden Aboud Memorial Run — The
divisions and a junior division featured. 13th annual 5K run and 5K/1-mile fun run/walk
Information: 772-7381 or agcagolf.org. benefiting the Braden Aboud Memorial
Foundation begin at 8 a.m. Sunday, May 5, at
First Tee Summer Camps — First Tee of 5265 Roxbury. This year’s Cinco de Mayo
Greater El Paso hosts its summer programs 9
theme includes vendors, mariachi music, inflata-
a.m. to noon Mondays through Thursday, June
bles, dog adoptions and more at the race site.
3-Aug. 8, at Ascarate Golf Course, 6900 Delta,
Registration: $20 ($10 age 19 and younger) at
and other courses. Financial aid, military dis-
eventbrite.com. No race day registration for
counts, and sibling discounts offered. Cost: $75
competitive run. Information: 833-0393 or
per child per week. Information: 252-6511 or
bstrongelpaso.org.
thefirstteegreaterelpaso.org.
Additional summer classes offered Saturdays, Juarez Mountains “Don Rayo” runs —
June 1-29 and July 6-Aug. 3: The Juarez running trail runs are 5:30 a.m.
Sunday, May 5, at Don Rayo National Park in
Painted Dunes Summer Golf Camps — Juarez. El Paso registration: $15 7K and 17K;
Painted Dunes Golf Course, 12000 McCombs,
$25 27K and $36 50K+ runs; online only at
hosts junior golf camps for kids ages 5 to 17
(limited to first 50 registrants) at raceadven-
are 9 to 11 a.m. Monday through Thursday,
turesunlimited.com.
June 3-Aug. 8, for all skill levels. Instruction
focused on fundamentals of golfing including Cloudcroft Ultra 53K and 9.5-miler —
driving, chipping, putting and on course play. The long-distance trail run is Saturday, May 18,
Cost: $75 per week (includes snacks). Class at Zenith Park Pavilion in Cloudcroft, N.M. The
size limited. Information: 821-2122 or painted-
dunes.com. Please see Page 18

May 2019 El Paso Scene Page 17


Sports and 5K runs and 1-mile walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, p.m. with four wine stations. Gates open at a.m. Saturday, June 1, at Sunland Park
May 18, at Marco’s Pizza, 7560 Cimarron 3:30 p.m. Cost: $45 for each event; $70 for Racetrack and Casino. Race-day registration
Cont’d from Page 17
Market. Race day registration and packet pick- both. Price may increase closer to event and on begins at 6:45 a.m. Cost (by May 19): $20 ($25
up is 7 to 7:45 a.m. Cost: $25; $30 on race day. race day. Parking is $10. All runners must be 21 after May 19); $15 military/student teams of 10
53K begins at 7 a.m. and 9.5 miler at 7:30 a.m.
Discount for teams of 15 or more through May or older. Registration at wickedwinerun.com. or more ($20 after May 19); $25 on race day).
Both races are an out-and-back on the Rim
13. Information: Mike Coulter, 274-5222 or Online registration at raceadventuresunlimit-
Trail (T105). Registration: $45 9.5-miler; $85
coultercmike@yahoo.com. Registration at
Carrera por un Corazon de Niño —
ed.com. Information: 544-8777 or leemoor.org.
53K. Proceeds benefit the Cloudcroft Runners The 2nd annual 5K run and 1-mile run walk is 8
raceadventuresunilimited.com.
and Cloudcroft High School Cross Country a.m. Sunday, May 19, at Union Plaza Park, 117 Sun City Splash & Dash — Race El Paso’s
Team. Registration: ultrasignup.com. Wicked Wine Run — The 5K run and 1K Anthony in Downtown El Paso. Registration new youth swim-run event for ages 7 to 15 is 8
Tasting Walk is Saturday, May 18, at La Viña begins at 7 a.m. Cost: $20 by May 15; $25 a.m., Saturday, June 1, at Ascarate Pool and
Fallen Officer Memorial Run — El Paso Winery, 4201 Hwy 28 in La Union, N.M. with after. Register at raceadventuresunlimited.com. Park, 6900 Delta. Family pool party follows
Municipal Officers Association’s 6th annual 10K
5K run at 5:30 p.m. and 1K tasting walk at 7 event. Space is limited. Entry fee: $25. Ascarate
Vision Unlimited 8K — The 8K, 5K run
Park entry fee is $2 per vehicle. Information:
and 1-mile run/walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, May
256-1765. Online registration at
25, at Ascarate Park. Registration: $20.
raceelpaso.com/splash-dash.
Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Dedicated to the health of all El Paso
For ages 7 to 10: 100 meter swim, 1K run.
Lee and Beulah Moor Walk/Run for Ages 11 to 15: 200 meter swim, 2.25K run.
4026 N . M ES A B-1 Families in Crisis — The Lee and Beulah Following the race, participants and their fami-
915.356.4 572 Moor Children’s Home hosts the 17th annual lies are invited to swim and enjoy the morning
5K competitive race and 1-mile fun walk at 8 at the family pool.
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Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, across from the — Av. Mariscal at Maria Martinez, downtown.
Red Cross. Advance show tickets at donbole- Advance tickets at donboleeton.com.
ton.com (except Matrices Culturales shows). • Wapayasos y Horripicosos performs as part
• Veracruz dance troupe Jóvenes Zapateadores of La Gira del Mango Relajado at 5 p.m.
performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Ticket Saturday, May 18. Tickets: 140-420 pesos.
information: 544-5118 in El Paso; 612-3175 or • AAA Pro Wrestling is at 5:30 p.m. Sunday,
612-4075 in Juárez, or fmascarenas.org. June 2. Tickets: 85-835 pesos.
Presented by Amigos de la Fundacion
Mascareñas’s Matices Culturales.
La Tuna Country Disco — 421, Ugarte,
Centro. Phone: 4044019. Los Premios de
• The Con Vol. 3 is Saturday and Sunday, May
Juárez headline the “Gran Concierto de Musica
4-5. Admission: 290 pesos. Performance seat-
Sierreña” at 9 p.m. Saturday, May 18, along
ing: 605-1,375 pesos. Video game showcase is
with Nueva Sangre and Garry Torres. Tickets:
175 pesos.
208 pesos (donboleton.com).
• Arcelia Ramirez and Fernada Castillo star in
“Hermanas” at 7 p.m. Monday, May 20. Teatro de INBA - Circuito Jose Reyes
Tickets: 405-745 pesos. Estrada, Zona Pronaf. Information: 616-7414,
• Harpist Rosy Arango y singer Celso Duarte Bellasartes.gob.mx. Advance tickets at donbole-
perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 25. Final ton.com. Tributo Soy Luna el musical is at
show in Amigos de la Fundacion Mascareñas’s 12:30 and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19. Tickets:
Matices Culturales 2019 series. Ticket informa- 115, 175 and 230 pesos.
tion: 544-5118 in El Paso; 612-3175 or 612-
4075 in Juárez, or fmascarenas.org. Centro de Convenciones Anita —
• César Lozano performs in “No te enganches Waterfill zone. Information: 6821486 or
todo paso” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 29. 6820693. Tickets at donboleton.com.
Tickets: 345, 460 and 575 pesos. • Mexican pop diva Gloria Trevi performs her
“Diosa de La Noche” Tour at 8 p.m. Thursday,
Estadio Carta Blanca — Av. Reforma (at May 23. Tickets: 345-4,015 pesos.
Sanders, across from Comision Federal de • Virlan Garcia and El Fantasma perform at 8
Electricidad). Tickets at donboleton.com. p.m. Friday, May 31. Tickets: 290-2,865 pesos.
Edwin Luna y la Trakalosa de Monterrey per-
form at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 11, in a benefit Teatro de la Nacion — Costa Rica street
concert for Juárez children. Tickets: 345-1,835 at 20 de Noviembre.
pesos. “Salem,” a play about the women accused of
witchcraft in 17th century New England direct-
Magno Discotheque — Montes de Oca ed by Marco Antonio Garcia, is at 4 and 7 p.m.
339, Zona Pronaf. Information: 656 551 9458. Saturday, and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 25-26.
Advance tickets at donboleton.com. Tickets: 105 pesos.
• “Gran Bailazo Para Mamá” with
Tropicalisimo Apache and other performers is Evolution Discoteque — Paseo de la
8 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Tickets: 175 pesos. Victoria 4545. Information: 269 8659. Advance
• Tony Ochoa performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, tickets at donboleton.com.
May 18. Tickets: 115, 290 and 405 pesos. A comedy show by Oscar Burgos is at 8 p.m.
• “La Semesienta”, the comedy/sexy retelling Friday, May 31. Tickets: 115-345 pesos.
of “Cinderella,” is at 6 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Festival Desertica — The festival featuring
May 25. Tickets: 290, 520 and 745 pesos. music, craft beer, food and mercado is 4 p.m.
Estadio Jaime Canales Lira — Av. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, May 31-June 1
Vicente Guerrero at Americas. Advance tickets at the Chamizal Museum park. Admission: 99
at donboleton.com. Aldo Trujillo, Perdidos de pesos. VIP (both days) is 575 pesos (donbole-
Sinaloa and Los Nuevos Iligales perform at 8 ton.com).
p.m. Friday, May 17. Tickets: 230-1,035 pesos Lienzo Charro Adolfo Lopez Mateos —
(donboleton.com). Av. Del Charro at Henry Dunant. Tickets at
Desesperados Discoteque — Blvd. Oscar donboleton.com.
Flores 5174. Conjunto Primavera and Chicos Mexican rapper C-Kan headlines a concert at
de Barrio, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 18. Tickets: 8 p.m. Saturday, June 1, along with Neto
175, 460 and 920 pesos (donboleton.com). Reyno and six other acts, hosted by Cesar
Jetson. Tickets: 575 pesos.

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Take a walk on the White Sands
Gypsum dunes near Alamogordo are a year-round attraction
Story by Lisa Kay Tate

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Photos by Rick Tate

White Sands hours, costs, events


rom summer nights under the full weekly “Skins and Skulls” interpretive
moon to days of sledding and hik- talks at the visitor center.
ing the white dunes, White Sands The first Full Moon Night of 2019 is
National Monument is a year-round desti- The glistening gypsum dunes of White Sands National Monument are about 16 Saturday, May 18, when the park will be
nation for outdoor enthusiasts, artists, sci- miles southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70. open late and a special program offered at
entists, nature lovers and historic and cul- 8 p.m. A Full Moon Hike is offered the
tural tourists. Park hours are 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. through May 25; and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 26- night before; advance signup is required.
More than a half-million visitors come Sept. 14. Last entrance is one hour before closing. For those with limited time or mobility,
every year from all over the world to visit Visitor Center hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through May 26; and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. the main Dunes Drive is accessible by car,
the 275 square miles of the largest gypsum May 27-Sept. 14. and is eight miles long. The 16-mile round
dune field of its kind on the planet. It’s Entrance fees are $20 per vehicle; $10 per person and $15 per motorcycles. trip goes past nature trails and picnic areas
also home to several species of plants and Information: (575) 479-6124, with outdoor exhibits, the park amphithe-
animals seen only at the monument. nps.gov/whsa or on Facebook. ater, and a wheelchair and stroller accessi-
The area has also been a subject of both ble boardwalk. The drive is also popular
Sunset strolls are offered
state and national pride, and efforts to pre- for bicyclists, but wide tires are needed to
daily. “Skins and Skulls” mam-
serve even date back to the late 1800s. negotiate the roadway of hard-packed gyp-
mal identification talks are 3
White Sands National Monument was offi- sum.
p.m. Sundays.
cially designated by Herbert Hoover in The boardwalk, less than half-mile round
1933, and added to the National Register A Full Moon Hike is 7:45 p.m. trip, is a good way to learn about the
of Historic Places in 1988. Now, there are Friday, May 17. Reservations park’s plants, animals, geology and scien-
many who would like to see the monument required: Recreation.gov or by tific significance. Native plant guides are
become New Mexico’s second national call (1-877-444-6777), available for download or through the
park, which could mean an even brighter The first Full Moon Night of monument’s website at the National Park
future for the white dunes. the Season is 8 p.m. Saturday, Service visitor center for those who want
The park averages just over 600,000 visi- May 18. Amphitheater program to learn even more about the White
tors each year, said Kelly Carroll, Chief of to be announced. Sands’s natural features, and personal pho-
Interpretation for White Sands National tography is encouraged as a ideal environ-
Monument. mentally friendly souvenirs.
“We have a variety of visitors to the park, scape that lead out to the small playa for skirts the edge of Lake Otero. This one The dunes themselves and the outdoor
most are from outside the local area, which the trail is named. takes about three hours to complete, and is recreational opportunities are the main
including international visitors,” Carroll The Dune Life Nature Trail has more not recommended for beginners. There is attraction, but the visitor center itself, a
said, “but we see our communities of family-oriented exhibits such as a look at also a specified area for those wishing to 1938 Pueblo-Revival style building, also
Alamogordo, El Paso, and Las Cruces vis- the some of approximately 800 species of bring horses or other pack animals, provid- houses the gift shop and book store, a
iting and enjoying their local national park wildlife seen in the monument. The Dune ed they follow all courtesy, safety and san- native plant garden, interactive museum
site, which is great.” Life Nature Trail is also the site of the itation rules. exhibits and a theater for viewing the
White Sands sees its busiest times in the annual MothaPalooza event that takes The park’s trails are open to self-guided award-winning orientation film “A Land In
month of March for spring break, as well place mid-summer. tours, but White Sands is also well known Motion.”
as Easter weekend and around Christmas This event is relatively new to the park, for its ranger-led programs, which include The park also attracts researchers. Since
and New Year. but is popular as it explores the “diversity year-round offerings like the monthly Lake White Sands’s designation as a National
The slowest months for the monument and entomologic research conducted in Lucero Tours, a look at the “birth place of Monument in 1933,various archaeological
are January and February. White Sands’ dunefield” including more the dunes,” where the gypsum crystals first and scientific resources have been discov-
Carroll feels anytime of the year is great than 40 moth species exclusive to the area. form, as well as nightly one-hour Sunset ered. As recently as last year, an Ice Age
for visiting White Sands, as long as visits “White Sands National Monument is a Strolls. Many of these tours require trackway was found, where early people
are planned accordingly. special place known for its natural beauty advance registration and additional activity might have hunted giant sloth more than
“Summer is great for an early morning or and its unusual geologic and biotic fea- fees. 11,000 years ago.
a late afternoon hike or sledding session to tures,” White Sands Superintendent Marie The evening offerings increase May Every visitor to the park, as well the
beat the heat of the day,” she explained. Frías Sauter said in an announcement for through October, with the monthly ranger- rangers and other park staff, has their
“Spring can be really pleasant, but at times last summer’s third annual event. Visitors led Full Moon Hikes, as well as the favorite activity, including Carroll who
windy.” to this event can see “moths found no diverse Full Moon Night presentations that really enjoys the daily ranger-led guided
Established trails for hikers to enjoy other place on Earth” and possibly even can feature ranger talks, musical perform- “Sunset Stroll” hikes.
include the half-mile round trip Playa and undescribed species. ances, storytellers and other events. There “It’s a beautiful way to end the day at
Trail, with outdoor exhibits focusing on The most strenuous trail is the Alkali Flat are also early morning “Sunrise Arts”
subjects like the park’s prehistoric land- five-mile hike up and down dunes that events for photographers and artists, and
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White Sands thunderstorms, campers and hikers should name of its main thoroughfare, White U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) origi-
be cautious during high winds, when it’s Sands Boulevard. The city’s visitors guide nally introduced the federal legislation a
Cont’d from Page 19 easy to get lost because of whiteout condi- talks about how “Filmmakers and photog- year ago. According to the legislation, giv-
White Sands,” Carroll said. “Walk with a tions and the wind wipes all footprint raphers are drawn to the area to capture ing National Park status to White Sands
ranger, learn about some unique topics, tracks. GPS signals are not always reliable this and the other magnificent geological would also include provisions for a land
some that may surprise you, and end on a on the dunes. formations of the region.” exchange between the U.S. Army and
high dune to watch the sun set below the Heavy metal legend and now White Sands.
San Andres mountains.” A community partner Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce mem- “Everyone who visits White Sands mar-
White Sands National Monument’s next ber Ozzy Osbourne visited the monument vels at its remarkable geology, spectacular
Safety on the sands door neighbors are Holloman Air Force last year and he and his family fell in love scenery, and outstanding recreation experi-
The dunes offer plenty of safety for all Base and White Sands Missile Range, so with the area. ences,” Heinrich said. “Since I introduced
sorts of activities such as sledding, Frisbee military families are among its most avid “I just had the most amazing time in White Sands National Park legislation last
and other games because the soft gypsum visitors, particularly for families. The city White Sands National Monument. I’ve year, the broad regional support we’ve
cushion any fall. But the glistening gyp- of Alamogordo is about 20 minutes away never seen anything like this place,” received demonstrates the endless opportu-
sum can also deceive visitors unaware of by car. Osbourne’s son, Jack Osbourne said last nities this designation would offer to com-
certain dangers. The highly reflective “We have Junior Ranger programs for year on his Facebook feed. “America is an munities and local businesses across south-
dunes can expose people to sunlight from kids, fun hiking trails, lots of picnic areas, amazing country.” ern New Mexico.”
every direction any time of year. and of course, excellent sand dunes to sled Carroll points out the White Sands makes At present, Carlsbad Caverns National
Kelly Carroll, the monument’s Chief of down,” Carroll said. a major economic contribution the sur- Park is the only national park in New
Interpretation, suggests that visitors bring The Junior Ranger program offers book- rounding communities. In 2017, for exam- Mexico.
not only plenty of sunscreen, but also lots lets with age-appropriate tasks for kids ple, it’s estimated that visitors to the mon- Some area county commissioners noted
of water and snacks, and be sure to wear from preschool to teen, and those complet- ument spent over $31 million in the this designation may increase costs and
head covering and sunglasses. ing the booklet will receive a patch, badge region. regulations, and that the change may not
“Even though the air temperature may be or sticker. The park also works with youth- be necessary as White Sands National
comfortable, the gypsum sand dunes centered groups like Boy or Girl Scouts to White Sands National Park? Monument is already the most-visited
reflect a lot of the sun’s energy - making it arrange special education projects. White Sands might soon become an even National Park Service site in New Mexico.
much warmer in the dunes than the air To help with this, Junior Ranger better-known attraction in the area, as State Sen. Jeff Steinborn of Las Cruces
temperature suggest.” Carroll warned. “We Adventure Packs may be available for use members of New Mexico’s congressional recently stated in an Associated Press arti-
don’t recommend starting a hike if the for kids during their visit to the park. delegation recently reintroduced legislation cle he feels this legislation would be a pos-
temperature is 85 degrees or higher.” These backpacks include items like a com- to promote the designation of the monu- itive move.
General use of the park closes each pass and flashlight, field guides to flora ment to national park. “Making (White Sands National
evening. Permits are available for back- and fauna, and binoculars, and should be

Stay another day in Alamogordo


country camping, but RV and car camping turned back into a ranger at the end of
are not allowed. Those who wish to camp their stay.
should see the visitor center to obtain their As a neighbor of the missile range,
permit for an additional fee, and make sure Highway 70, as well as the park’s Dunes While White Sands National Monument Groves, New Mexico’s oldest and
to follow safety requirements. The hike to Drive may periodically close for missile is the top tourist attraction in the area, largest producing pistachio groves. It has
the camping area is more than a mile and a tests, although the park’s Visitor Center the nearby city of Alamogordo, just 16 free sampling at the gift shop, free tours
half, and is marked with orange trail mark- will remain open. miles away, has plenty of opportunities in the afternoon, and special events like
ers. The City of Alamogordo’s pride in the for an expanded visit. “Wine Down Wednesdays.” Information:
Besides avoiding excessive heat and nearby national monument is evident in the Heartofthedesert.com.
• New Mexico Museum of Space
McGinn’s Pistachio Tree Ranch
History. Home of the International
(PistachioLand) is home to the “World’s
Space Hall of Fame and the Tombaugh
Largest Pistachio,” as well as pistachio
IMAX Dome Theater and Planetarium,
sampling and motorized tours of the
it features both
winery and orchard. Information: pista-
indoor and out-
chioland.com.
door exhibits,
as well as lec- • Founder’s Park. The park on the cor-
tures, work- ner of Highway 54 and 10th street was
shops, tours, created during the city’s centennial cele-
star parties and bration in 1998, and features bronze
more. Special sculptures by several local artists depict-
events include ing the area’s cultures, including Native
the Great Southwest Star Party celebra- American, American Cowboy and
tion of the area’s night skies May 31- Spanish Conquistadors.
June 2. Information: Information: (575)
437-2840 or nmspacemuseum.org. • Tularosa Basin Historical Society
Museum. The free museum is next door
• Alameda Park Zoo. The oldest zoo in to the Chamber of Commerce on White
the Southwest was established in 1898. Sands Boulevard next to the Zoo.
It’s home to about 250 exotic and Information: (575) 436-4438.
indigenous animals.
• Oliver Lee Memorial State Park. The
• The Toy Train Depot. More than park is south of Alamogordo on
1,200 feet of model railroad are housed Highway 54. It offers tours to its historic
in the actual train depot built in 1898. It ranch house. Star parties and other
also offers rides through Alameda Park ranger-led events offered throughout the
on a 1/5 scale train track. Open year. Information: (575) 437-8284.
Wednesday through Sunday.
Information: (575) 437-2855. • White Sands Missile Range Museum
and Missile Park — The highlight of
• Old Town. New York Avenue is con- the free museum is the history of the
sidered “Old Town” Alamogordo with Trinity Site, where the first atomic bomb
several early 20th century retail shops of was tested, as well as the V-2 rocket,
various designs, and the popular ranchers on the range and missile optics.
Flickinger Center for the Performing The outdoor Missile Park displays rock-
Arts with touring performances, film ets and missiles tested on the range. The
screenings and their annual Valentine’s Trinity Site itself is open to the public
Day cabaret and Chocolate Buffet. twice a year, the first Saturday in April
and in October. Information: (575) 678-
• PistachioLand and Heart of the
8824 or wsmr-history.org.
Desert. Heart of the Desert Pistachios
For more information on visiting the
and Wines is at Eagle Ranch Pistachio
Alamogordo area, visit alamogordo.com.

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Bioblitz — The community exploration and Carlsbad Highway (U.S. 62-180). Information:
recording of the area’s biodiversity is 7 a.m. to (575) 785-2232 or nps.gov/cave.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Dripping Springs Visitor Center summer hours (May 25-Sept.
Natural area in Las Cruces. All ages welcome 2) are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily; tours available
to take part bird banding, a bird hike, and look- 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Last entry into cave via
ing at butterflies, bats, reptile and amphibians, natural entrance is 3:30 p.m. with last entry
and plants, and taking part in a poetry reading. into cave via elevator 4:45 p.m. (be in line to
$5 fee per vehicle. Information: (575) 525-4300 May 26. • A Community workday is 8 a.m. Saturday, exit cave by 5 p.m.).
or on Facebook. Bring binoculars or camera Both May hikes are up Directisimo trail . May 18. Plan 3-1/2 hours for a walk-in tour and 1-1/2
with decent macro and zoom capabilities. • Introductory tour is 8 a.m. Sunday, May 19. hours for Big Room tour of the Caverns. Cost
Back by Noon Outing — Southwest • Bird Survey is 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 28. Meet
Participants can undertake the “Path of the Environmental Center of Las Cruces offers a is $10 (free or ages 15 and younger). The
Jedi” by downloading the iNaturalist app. Those at the visitor center park’s audio self-guided tour is $3 extra (also
field trip on “Frogs of the Chihuahuan Desert”
who record the most observations will become at Aguirre Springs, departing at 7 a.m. Saturday, Franklin Mountains State Park — Most available in Spanish).
Jedi Masters and win a prize. Star Wars cos- May 11, from the center at 275 Downtown hiking and mountain bike trails begin in the Other guided tours are available; call or check
tume optional. Mall, Las Cruces. The off-trail hike foes to a lit- Tom Mays area, off Transmountain Drive on website for details.
tle-known perennial spring in the Organ the west side of the park (east of I-10). “Bat season” programs begin May 25 and
Birdathon — The El Paso/Trans-Pecos generally lasts through mid-October. Daily bat
Audubon Society sponsors its annual weekend Mountains, to learn about efforts to conserve Entry fee is $5 per person, free for age 12 and
the Balcones Barking Frog and the endangered under (with family). Correct cash or check flight talks offered just before sunset at the
of birding and fundraising Saturday and Sunday, amphitheater outside the natural entrance.
May 4-5. The event benefits chapter opera- Chiricahua Leopard Frog. Open to the public, only. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Ranger-
but space is limited and advance registration led hikes available with extra fee; call for sched- Night Sky programs begin after the bat flight
tions, Rio Bosque Wetlands park, Audubon programs. Hike is 1/2 mile for star walks and
Texas and El Paso area Wildlife Rehabilitators. required; registration opens three weeks uled. Information: 566-6441 or on Facebook at
before. Reservations: (575) 522-5552. FranklinMountainsSP. Web: 1.5 miles for moon hikes on a rugged desert
Volunteers raise money by collecting pledges trail. Dress comfortably (long pants recom-
for each species spotted during the two days. Information: wildmesquite.org or on Facebook. tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/franklin-mountains.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department pres- mended); no open-toed shoes. Bring water,
Information: trans-pecos-audubon.com. Brantley Lake Anniversary — Brantley snack, blanket or towel to lie on and red light
Counters will try to find as many bird species ents “Bees, Bats and other pollinators” 10 a.m.
Lake State Park, 12 miles north of Carlsbad via flashlight. Rangers can provide red light head-
as possible, in a 24-hour blitz. Each counter will to noon Friday, May 31. Learn to build a but-
U.S. 285, will celebrate it 30th Anniversary lamps. Upcoming Star Walks (age 6 and older)
be backed by sponsors who pledge either a terfly feed or a bee hotel. Free with admission.
Saturday, May 18. Events include a kayak chal- are May 31 and June 2,. Participation is free,
given amount for each species seen or a fixed lenge, food trucks, live music and guest speak- Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso but space is limited on a first come, first serve
total amount. Most counters will identify 50 to ers. Event admission is $5 per vehicle for day Desert Botanical Garden — 4200 basis. Star Parties are June 1 and 29 in the
100 species. use. Information: Leila Haver, (575) 457-2384 Doniphan (across from Frontera). Hours are 9 east parking lot picnic area.
Castner Range Celebration — The or Allison Leimer, (575) 887-5516. a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Friday, and
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Castner Heights Neighborhood Association, El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society — 110 miles east of El Paso on the way to
Frontera Land Alliance and national Tuesdays. Admission: $2 (free for members);
— The society’s general meeting is 7 p.m. Carlsbad, the 86,416-acre park includes the
Conservation Lands Foundation host the cele- $1 children. Information: 584-0563, keystone-
Monday, May 20, at UTEP’s Centennial highest point in Texas: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749
bration of Castner Range at 6 p.m. Saturday, heritagepark.com.
Museum, 500 W. University. Scott Cutler will feet. Entry fee: $5 for ages 16 and older, good
May 4, at the KaBoom Party Hall, 601 Hondo discuss his visit to Colombia in 2018 and show Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic for one week and all trails. Pine Springs Visitor
Pass, with dinner, music and dancing, with brief photos of the species of birds, other animals, Site — Ranch Road 2775 off U.S. 62/180. The Center hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
talks by local dignitaries and Castner Range sup- and landscapes he encountered on his trip. site is famed for many Native American rock Camping is $8 per site per night. Information:
porters. Information: 351-8352 of Information: Scott, 581-6071, trans-pecos- paintings and unique geology. Hours are 8 a.m. (915) 828-3251 or nps.gov.
Janae@Fronteralandalliance.org. audubon.com or on Facebook at El Paso to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to
Castner Range occupies 11 square miles Audubon Group. 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Admission: $7 Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State
(7,081 acres) on the eastern slopes of the (free for children 12 and younger). Admission Park — 1504 Miehls Drive N., Carlsbad, N.M.
Franklin Mountains right here in El Paso. The The Great Southwest Star Party — including tours or hikes is $9 (13 and over); $2 Admission: $5 ($3 ages 7-12; free for 6 and
event is a “thank you” to members and sup- The weekend celebration of the area’s night under). Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (last entry
(ages 5-12). Information: 857-1135, ext. 0, or
porters who helped in the Castner campaign. skies is May 31-June 2 at the New Mexico at 3:30 p.m.). Information: (575) 887-5516 or
texasstateparks.gov. Reservations are recom-
Museum of Space History in Alamogordo, with livingdesertnm.org.
El Paso Zoo — 4001 E. Paisano. Entrance mended for the self-guided area and for camp-
sky viewing parties, museum and area tours, The Unique Arts & Craft show is 9 a.m. to 4
hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission ing: (512) 389-8911.
workshops, food vendors and on-site RV and p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5.
is $12 for ages 13 to 59; $9 for ages 60 and Special events (space is limited; reservations
tent camping. Registration required: $130 RV Endangered Species Day events are 1 to 3
older and active duty military (including spouse) required). Fee: $9 ($2 5 to 12):
sites; $45-$65 car sites. Individual workshops p.m. Saturday, May 18, to learn about the
with ID; $7.50 ages 3 to 12; and free for ages 2 • Hueco with Mom hike is 9 a.m. Sunday, May
and tours are $20-$35. Registration at Chihuahuan Desert endangered species exhibit-
and under. Zoo members admitted free. 5. Moderate hike.
nmspacemuseum.org. Information: (575) 437- ed at Living Desert.
Information: 212-0966, elpasozoo.org, or on • Rare Pant Tour is 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May
2840, 1-877-333-6589, or on Facebook. The first Full Moon Walk of the season is
Facebook at ElPasoZoo. 11. Easy hike.
A barbecue dinner is Friday, May 31, with a Saturday, May 18.
“Game of Thrones” screenings are 7 p.m. • Woman’s Hike is 9 a.m. Saturday, May 11,
special guest speaker followed by the first night
Sundays, through May 15 (age 18 and older for all levels. New Mexico State Parks — Day-use fee
of observing. Cowboy breakfasts are offered
only). Tickets: $45 for all six episodes (through • Critters of the Night even is 7 p.m. is $5 when visiting any state park. All programs
Saturday and Sunday morning
March 3); $10 admission per episode. Thursday, May 23, to learn about nocturnal are free with park entrance, unless otherwise
Other daytime events include swap meet style
The ‘May the Fourth Be With Zoo” Star Wars creatures. Reservations required; gates close listed. Information: (575) 744-5998 or
vendor displays, optional field trips and local
Day event is 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 4. promptly at 6:30 p.m. nmparks.com.
tours, solar observing, various presentations
The “Wings of the World” Bird Show is 12:30 • Family Caving Hikes are 8 a.m. Saturday, • Leasburg Dam — Radium Springs, two miles
and astronomy workshops. The lower parking
p.m. weekdays and 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. week- May 25; age 7 and older admitted. off I-25 at Exit 19. Day use hours are 8 a.m. to
lot on the museum grounds will be designated
ends at the new Wildlife Amphitheater. Junior Ranger event is 10 a.m. Sunday, May 6 p.m. Information: (575) 524–4068.
for RV and tent camping, with an estimated
26, to learn about Buffalo Soldiers. National Trails Day events are 9 a.m. to noon,
DinoTracks Tour — Insights Science capacity of 18 RVs and more than 40 tent sites.
Reservations requested. Saturday, June 1, with a Trails Day Hike begin-
Center host its monthly DinoTracks tour 9 to Food vendors will be on-site all three days.
Sunday evening events are open to the gener- ning at 8 a.m. at the Visitor Center.
10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 5 and Sunday, June 2, Carlsbad Caverns National Park — The
at Mt. Cristo Rey in Sunland Park, open to the al public, with participating astronomers allow-
park is about 160 miles east of El Paso, off the
ing the public to view the skies through their Please see Page 22
general public. The tour covers topics such as
“Dinosaur & Crocodilian Trace-fossils,” telescopes.
“Volcanism,” “Plate Tectonics,” “Sedimentation Municipal Rose Garden — The garden at
& Metamorphic Processes” and more. Wear 3418 Aurora (at Copia) is open 8 a.m. to 6
sun protection, comfortable closed toed shoes p.m. daily, except for official holidays.
and dress appropriately for the weather. Cost: Admission is free.
$15 per person (age 5 and younger free); avail-
able at eventbrite. Information: 534-0000 or Rio Bosque Wetlands Park — UTEP’s
insightselpaso.org. Center for Environmental Resource
Management offers free guided walking tours
Wyler Tramway Hikes — 1700 McKinley and other activities at Rio Bosque Wetlands
(west of Alabama). Hikes are free. Information: Park, 10176 Socorro Rd. in El Paso’s Mission
562-9899. Call for details. Valley. Tours last about two hours.
• A Women’s Hike is 7:30 a.m. Sunday, May 5. Information: 747-8663 or riobosque.org.
• The Last Sunday hikes is 7:30 a.m. Sunday • Birding tour is 7 a.m. Saturday, May 11.

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Nature off the trail by 5 p.m. Visitor center is open 8
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a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Interpretive Park Ranger-led 45-minute guid- One picture was worth Taking a Look Back
ed tours of the cliff dwellings are 1 p.m. Friday
• Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. 5000 Calle
del Norte in Mesilla. Information: (575) 523-
through Sunday, at the dwellings; allow enough
time to hike from the trail head to the cliff
1,000 miles of jogging by John McVey Middagh

I
dwellings for the tour.
4398. t started when I hit the weight of 210
Audubon Bird Walks are 7:15 a.m. Saturdays, Alameda Park Zoo — Alameda Park, 1321 pounds. I wasn’t liking myself much. A could. Most of the regulars were good. I
led by park volunteers. Ranger-led Nature North White Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70), photograph was taken of me while on a kept showing up and the tension dimin-
Hikes are 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Fitness in Nature Alamogordo. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. trail ride with the Sun Country Trail Riders ished, and the routines got easier for me.
walks with the Second Chance Walker Admission: $2.50 ($1.50 ages 3-11 and 60 and in the White Mountain Wilderness, our Then, the instructor changed things around
Program are 8:30 a.m. every Saturday begin- older; free for ages 2 and younger). annual Memorial Day ride where 90 people and I had to rethink it all over again. But
ning at the Visitor Center. Information: (575) 439-4290, or on Facebook gathered with horses to camp for the long even that got easier.
• Oliver Lee State Park, Highway 54 south of at Alameda Park Zoo-AFOTZ weekend. I continued to jog in the evenings alone,
Alamogordo at the Dog Canyon turnoff. The weather was so nice that I’d stripped and exercise three mornings a week with
Information: (575) 437-8284. Hondo Valley Iris Festival — Hondo Iris the YMCA ladies. Soon I moved from the
down to my waist. And someone snapped
Star Party to observe Ursa Major (Big Bear) Farm and Gallery, off Hwy. 20 between back row to the middle of the pack, as some
“The” picture. When I saw that picture with
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Ruidoso and Roswell, N.M., with 500 varieties of the original people dropped out or
my belly hanging over my belt, I knew I
of Iris in full bloom, hosts its annual sale
• Percha Dam State Park and Caballo Lake had to do something. And changing to big- changed classes.
through May. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
State Park, 60 miles north of Las Cruces on ger and yet bigger saddles was no answer. One day our instructor mentioned that
Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4
Interstate 25. Information: (575) 743-3942 Returning home, I told my friend Charlie there was going to be a Transmountain
p.m. Sunday. Information: (575) 653-4062 or
(Percha) or (575) 527-8386 (Caballo). George about the picture and the impact it run/walk to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The
hondoirisfarm.com.
Migratory Bird Day Tour is 7:30 to 9 a.m. had no me. I needed to do something about idea spread through the class. None of us
Saturday, May 11. Dripping Springs Natural Area — The it. He jumped on the bandwagon telling me wanted to do it solo, but there was a team
National Safe Boating Weeks events are 8 recreational area, part of the Organ Mountain- the advantages of jogging. “I am no runner” category. The thought was intriguing, and a
a.m. to 5 p.m. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Desert Peaks National Monument, is at the was my immediately reply. team was formed.
through Monday, May 18-20. base of the Organ Mountains at the end of “Then we’ll walk,” Charlie declared. That I felt proud being the only male to stick
• Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Information: Dripping Springs Road, about 10 miles east of night he and his wife, Diana, showed up at with the class. Other men had come and
(575) 744-5923. The annual Kayak Fishing Las Cruces. Gates open 7 a.m. to sunset April my house at 8:30, and did so every night, gone. I can’t figure why, as it turned out we
Tournament is Friday through Sunday, May through October and 8 a.m. to sunset except Sundays, for the next two years. had a lot of fun. I did notice the ladies
17-19. Cost: $65 per entrant. November through March. Admission: $5 per We started with a two-mile walk. My began to wear new brighter tights. Some
Gila Cliff Dwellings National vehicle. Leashed pets allowed on some trails. wife, Cecilia, and Diana joined us, and she even applied some makeup and brushed
Monument — 44 miles north of Silver City Information: (575) 522-1219. and Diana at first always walked faster than their hair before coming to class. I don’t
on NM Highway 15 in the middle of the majes- the men. But, in a short time Charlie and I know what brought all that on, but it was a
Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park —
tic Gila Wilderness, the first and one of the got to where we could pass them. While happy time.
56501 N Jornada Rd, Las Cruces. The park,
largest wilderness areas. Entrance fee: $10 walking Charlie talked about the fun of jog- The team started meeting in the evenings.
part of Asombro Institute for Science
(annual park pass is $45). Information: (575) ging, all the sightseeing one could do. I no longer had to jog alone. Cecilia and
Education, is northeast of Las Cruces. Park
536-9461 or nps.gov/gicl. Shortly after that we began to jog. “From Diana continued walking on their own,
hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
The trail to the cliff dwellings is open from 9 here to the fireplug.” Charlie would say. increasing their mileage.
Saturday. Information: (575) 524-3334 or
a.m. to 4 p.m. year round. Everyone must be Later adding, “Okay, now pass the plug to Race day came, and we all did our parts
asombro.org.
the white mailbox down there.” He’d point with a great feeling of accomplishment.
to somewhere almost out of sight. Back at class, the team became heroes of
That’s how it began. I became a jogger the moment. Some of us liked jogging
and found a competitiveness inside of me together so we kept it up. I steadily
that I had not experienced before. Charlie improved to where the ladies were having a
and Diana continued showing up at the hard time keeping up. Everyone dropped
house and if Cecilia and I were not ready or out but the instructor, and she and I ran at
didn’t feel like walking that night, we all the same pace. We started entering 10K
sat in the den and visited until we did feel races where Cecilia and Diana joined us to
like walking. It didn’t take long for Cecilia do the walk portions.
and me to figure out that we might as well Cecilia and I even traveled to New
be ready before they arrived. Now, I’m so Orleans so I could run their big 10K race
grateful for Charlie’s persistence; it set a where 28,000 runners showed up. Next, I
code that remains with me to this day. did the San Diego full marathon, then a half
We continued our daily routine, but marathon, finishing both (not with the best
Charlie started slowing down, which sur- times but did finish). By now I was jogging
prised me. After a few doctor visits he was 69 miles a week, lifting weights twice a
diagnosed with a brain tumor. He died a week, and going to aerobics three times. I
very short time later. got my weight down to 157 pounds. I felt
Even though I no longer had a jogging good but people started coming up to me
partner, the women and I kept it up for a asking if I was all right. “John, you all
while longer. By now I was doing ten- right, you got AIDS, you’re so thin.”
minute miles easily. The weight had been “No, I’m fine, just been working out.” I’d
coming off nicely, and I wanted it to contin- say with a smile.
ue. I did flounder around for a short time, The jogging continued until I started train-
then thought of the YMCA. ing horses at Sunland Race Track which
I went one morning just to check out the required getting up at 4:30 to be at the track
aerobics class. I walked into the room find- to feed and get horses ready for their work-
ing 25 ladies, I made a quick about-face, outs by 6 a.m. Then to my trading post by
rushing back to my Cowboy Trading Post. 10 a.m. to see that things were going all
Then I realized that 9 a.m. was the only right. And there was usually a ride ready for
time in my schedule that would work. The me to take out. I was sometimes in the sad-
next Wednesday, I put on my shorts, took dle four to eight hours a day. My weight did
my towel and walked into that building go back up to 165, but I was still happy
announcing to all I was there, like it or not. because with all the activity the weight lev-
I asked them all for their help in meeting eled off and stayed constant.
my goal of getting down to 165 pounds by Life is good to this day.
my birthday, March 31.
Some of the ladies seemed a little put out John McVey Middagh is a former
at first, so I took the last spot in the very saddle shop owner. You can reach
back row and tried to keep up the best I him at jmiddagh@yahoo.com.

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Centennial Museum — University at NMSU’s American Indian Student Center, 3015
Wiggins, UTEP. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 Monday Locust. The exhibition is the result of research
through Saturday. Admission is free. NMSU Anthropology professor and director of
Information: 747-6667 or museum.utep.edu. the University Museum Fumi Arakawa conduct-
Showing through July 6: “The Border Does ed in collaboration with Atsunori Ito at the
Not Divide: Artists and Art on the Border,” National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) in
The student-led photography exhibit, highlight- Japan. farakawa@nmsu.edu.
ing artists along the U.S./Mexico border. Los Portales Museum and Visitor Las Cruces Museum of Nature and A panel of Native American artists will share
Showing through Oct 5: “Uncaged Art: Center — 1521 San Elizario Road. Hours are Science — 411 N. Main in the Las Cruces interpretations about the pottery’s designs 1 to
Tornillo Children’s Detention Camp,” a multi- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Downtown Mall. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 4 p.m. Friday, April 26.
sensory exhibit based on art that the teenagers noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
created during their confinement. The U.S. Information: 851-1682. p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First — 4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. Hours
detained more than 6,000 teenagers Latin Friday Ramble. Information: (575) 522-3120,
Magoffin Home State Historic Site — are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday,
American countries in the temporary detention las-cruces.org or on Facebook at LCMuseums.
1120 Magoffin. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for
center. A social studies teacher assigned to the Now featured is the exhibit “Sun, Earth,
Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. adults, $4 seniors 60 and older; $3 children age
shelter gave the youth a four-day art project. Universe,” which explores the big questions
Sunday. Visitors can begin their tour at the 4-17; free for museum members, veterans and
The only instruction was to think of their home NASA is trying to answer about the earth, sun,
Visitor Center across the street (1117 Magoffin, children age 3 and under. Information: (575)
communities. The teenagers created hundreds and other planets with interactive exhibits and
a restored 1901 home); closed Sunday. Tours 522-4100 or nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.
of drawings, sketches, paintings, dresses and dazzling imagery. The 600-square-foot exhibi-
on the hour. Cost: $7 ($6 seniors 65 and older; State Climatologist for New Mexico Dave
sculptures that involved birds, parks, churches tion will connect visitors with current NASA
$4 ages 6-18; free ages 5 and younger). Family DuBois will discuss “What is Going on with Our
and a soccer field. science research and launch them on a journey
and group rates available. Admission is free to Weather?” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9.
to explore the universe.
El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Visitor Center. Information: 533-5147, visit- Admission is free.
Registration for 2019 Summer Camps in June
Center — 715 N. Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m. magoffinhome.com or Facebook. The annual Blessing of the Fields is 10 a.m.
and July is now open. May 15, with a procession around the Museum
to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free Sunday, May 5, in celebra-
Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. tion of Free Historic Sites Day. Las Cruces Railroad Museum — The grounds, blessing the animals, plants, acequia
Information: 351-0048 or elpasoholocaustmu- • Catsup, Mustard, Mayo and Chopped Pickle museum is in the Santa Fe train depot, 351 N. and fresh-baked bread. Vegetables, flowers and
seum.org. cooking class is 10 a.m. (family-friendly) and 1 Mesilla (at Las Cruces Avenue). Hours are 10 desert plants grown in the museum’s green-
p.m. (for adults), Saturday, May 4. $5. Call to a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 house will be featured in the sale. Visitors who
El Paso Museum of Archaeology — come to the Museum to participate in the pro-
reserve a spot; tools and ingredients provided. a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m.
4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso cession from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. will not be
• A free Braintrust Bag Lunch mini-lecture is during First Friday Ramble. Admission is free.
(west of U.S. 54). Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. charged admission.
noon Wednesday, May 8. Susan Barnum will Information: (575) 528-3444, las-cruces.org or
Tuesday through Saturday. Tours are 10:30 to Showing in the Arts Corridor through Aug.
discuss “Suffragette Literature.” on Facebook at LCMuseums.
2 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. 4: “Animals of the Southwest,” 34 pastel paint-
• Yoga10 a.m. Saturday, May 11 and 25. Free. Family Game Day is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday,
Information: 755-4332, archaeology.elpaso- ings by Dinah Swan. Swan’s paintings include
• “Make-a-Thing” arts and crafts are 10 a.m. May 11.
texas.gov, or on Facebook at EPMArch. wild animals such as bears, coyotes and birds,
the third Thursday of each month (May 16). The 12th annual Transportation Day 10 a.m.
The museum’s free lecture series talks is 2 to domestic animals like cattle, horses and cats.
This month’s project is Bird Feeders. $10. to 2 p.m. is Saturday, May 4.
p.m. Saturday, May 11: “The Earliest Apache in Showing through Sept. 13: “Drawn to the
• Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club is 2 p.m.
the Southern Southwest: Evidence and
Saturday, May 18, to discuss “The Huge
‘Living in Sacred Continuum’ — Pottery Land: Peter Hurd’s New Mexico.”
Arguments” from Deni Seymour. designed and crafted by people of the Mimbres Showing through Dec. 2 in the North
Hunter or the Steam Man of the Prairies,” by
Showing April 27-July 13: “Rock Art of the Valley and surrounding areas from A.D. 1000 to
Edward S. Ellis, 1868.
Jornada Mogollon.” showcasing photographs of 1130 will be on display April 26-Dec. 15, at Please see Page 24
petroglyphs and pictographs from iconic sites National Border Patrol Museum and
such as Hueco Tanks, Three Rivers and Otero Memorial Library — 4315 Transmountain
Mesa, as well as lesser known treasure troves Drive. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
from both sides of the border. A mini-exhibi- through Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday and
tion on “Ancient Borderland: The Jornada major holidays. Admission is free. Information:
Mogollon” will also be featured. 759-6060 or borderpatrolmuseum.com.
Showing through June 1: “The Salado
Enigma: The Melding of Southwest Cultures.” Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305
The multi-media exhibit explores the Salado Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road. The center fea-
people, their possible origins, lifeways, and dis- tures a museum on the Tigua tribe, offering a
appearance from the Salt and Gila River Basins glimpse of five centuries of Pueblo history and
in the Western New Mexico and Eastern tradition. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Arizona highlands. Wednesday through Sunday. Free children’s
activities daily. Admission is free. Information:
El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts 859-7700, ysletadelsurpueblo.org.
Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. For exhibit
information, see “Southwest Art Scene.” War Eagles Air Museum — 8012 Airport
Road, Doña Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa.
El Paso Museum of History — 510 N. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
Santa Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday Sunday. Admission: $5; $4 seniors and military;
through Saturday (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), and free for children under 12. Information: (575)
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Museum admission is 589-2000 or war-eagles-air-museum.com.
free. Information: 212-0320,
elpasotexas.gov/history or on Facebook.
Showing through Sept. 22: “From Fire and Las Cruces area
Earth,” pottery traditions of the Casas Grande Branigan Cultural Center — Branigan
Medio Period, featuring ceramics from the per- Building, 501 N. Main, (Downtown Mall) Las
manent collections of the El Paso Museum of Cruces. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Archaeology, El Paso Museum of Art and pri- Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
vate collections. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First
Showing through Sept. 29: “El Paso Friday Ramble. Information: (575) 541-2154,
Community College’s 50th Anniversary: las-cruces.org or on Facebook at LCMuseums.
Honoring the Past, Building the Future.” Showing through May 25: “Amending
Sunset Yoga for all ages and skill levels is 6 to America: The Bill of Rights.”
7 p.m. Thursdays, May 2 and 23. Beginners Geography Club meets 10 a.m. to noon
welcome. Participation is free; sign up at Saturdays to learn about the U.S. through arts
freetheyoga.com/elpaso. and crafts.
The free “Becoming American” documentary Explore New Mexico trips for grades 6-8
film and discussion series on the Immigration depart at 8 a.m. every other Saturday.
Experience concludes 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Registration is free, but deadline for participants
May 2, with “Immigrant Pop Culture” with Dr. is the Wednesday before departure; space is
Susan Stanfield. Information: 212-0321 or city- limited.
historymuseum@elpasotexas.gov.

May 2019 El Paso Scene Page 23


Museum NMSU Museum — Kent Hall, University at Showing through May 19: The 33rd annual
Solano, Las Cruces. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Trappings of Texas, considered one of the best
Cont’d from Page 23
Tuesday through Friday. Free. Information: Western art and custom cowboy gear exhibits
(575) 646-5161 or nmsu.edu/museums/. and sales in the country. Opening reception
Corridor: “Grist for the Mill.”
Currently showing: and sale is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, with talks and
Craft for Kids are 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays.
• Live Long & Prosper: Sci-Fi Images in demonstrations all day Saturday.
Felting workshops are 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday,
Contemporary Indigenous Art.”
May 11 and May 18. All materials will be pro- New Mexico Museum of Space
• “Entomomania: Insects in Art and Culture,.”
vided and artwork can be made into a wall History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. Hours
Also
hanging or table placemat. Class fee: $10 per are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $6 ($5
workshop, space is limited. for seniors and military, $4 ages 4-12, children
Colonial Colcha Embroidery is 10 a.m. to 3 Deming Luna Mimbres Museum — 301 3 and younger free). Information: (877) 333-
p.m. Thursday, May 16, using wool yarn on S. Silver, Deming, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 6589, (575) 437-2840 or nmspacemuseum.org.
linen. Cost: $40, plus a $10 materials fee p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is The Launch Pad Lecture Series is 9 to 11 a.m.
payable to instructors. Lunch on one’s own. free. Information: (575) 546-2382, 1-800-848- the first Friday of each month. The May 3 lec-
4955 or lunacountyhistoricalsociety.com. ture is “Able and Baker: Monkeys on a Mission”
NMSU Art Gallery — D.W. Williams Art
with Museum Education Specialist Michael
Center, 1390 E. University Ave, NMSU. Hours Geronimo Springs Museum — 211 Main Shinabery. Admission is free.
are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Hours are 9 The Great Southwest Star Party celebration of
Saturday. Admission is free. Designated gallery a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon the area’s night skies is May 31-June 2, with
parking free on weekends and after 5 p.m. on to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 ($2.50 stu- sky viewing parties, museum and area tours,
weekdays. Information: (575) 646-2545, dents 6 to 18; free for ages 5 and younger). workshops, food vendors and on-site camping.
uag.nmsu.edu. Family rates: $15. Information: (575) 894-6600 Registration required; available online.
Showing April 26-May 11: Thesis or geronimospringsmuseum.com. ‘Rocketeer Academy’ week-long science sum-
Exhibitions:
• “dis-continuum” featuring the work of MFA Hubbard Museum of the American mer camps run June 3-Aug. 2 for grades K-9.
candidates Cleo Arevalo and Fernando West — 841 U.S. Hwy 70 West, Ruidoso Registration forms at nmspacemuseum.org.
Enriquez, based on their experiences growing Downs. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday Sacramento Mountains Historical
up on the border. through Monday. Admission: $7 ($5 for seniors, Museum — 1000 U.S. 82, Cloudcroft, N.M.
• “Reveries” featuring work by BFA candidates military; $2 children 6-16. Information: (575) Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Debbie Jo Baxter, Angelica Jones, Bernadette 378-4142, hubbardmuseum.org. Admission: $5 ($3 ages 6 to 12); $1 military dis-
Larimer, Raquel Madrigal, Saul Ramirez and Museum of the Big Bend — Sul Ross count with valid ID. Information: (575) 682-
Carissa Staples. State University, Alpine, Texas. Hours are 9 2932 or cloudcroftmuseum.com.
Artist talk with Arevalo and Enriquez is 5;30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1
to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2.
Silver City Museum — 312 W. Broadway,
to 5 p.m. Sunday. Guided tours available. Silver City. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Gallery closed May 11-Jan. 23, 2020 to Admission is free. Information: (432) 837-8143 Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
move to its new location at Devasthali Hall. or museumofthebigbend.com. Saturday and Sunday. Open to 7 p.m. first
Friday of the month. Admission: $5.
Information: (575) 538-5921, silvercitymuse-
um.org, Showing through 2019 is “Ranching in
Grant County” exhibit.

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Studio tours and more fill
chosen to enhance her work.” Runner” by Manuel Thompson;

art calendar April 27-May 5


“May 4th will be the main day of the Contemporary and Mixed Media, “Wolf
event. We will have live music including (Walking Stick)” by Dorothy Proffitt;

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mariachis, Matachine dancers and refresh- Local Flavor, “The Plaza Theater at Night”
ments. Mayor Dee Margo has signed a by Joshua Greenwood. There will also be
proclamation officially naming May 4 as non-juried original works and fine art
he weekends of April 27-28 and Mago Gandara Day.” prints by many Early El Paso artists
May 4-5 may prove to be the most May 4 also marks the official opening of including Tom Lea, Jose Cisneros, Manuel
art-filled days of 2019 in the her studio to the public. The studio will be Acosta, Rudy Montoya, Frederick Carter
Borderland region. Events during the last open from 11 a.m. till dark on Tuesdays and Robert Massey.
weekend of April include the annual and Wednesdays (or by appointment). Viewers can see the full schedule and
Titovets Student Art Show, the El Paso Information: 694-4289. preview all the art at kcosartauction.org
Artists Studio Tours on the West Side,
KCOS Art Auction and La Vina Winery’s KCOS Art Auction Star City Studio
annual Spring Festival. The KCOS Auction For almost 40 years, the annual KCOS “Magic, Myth and Mystery” is the title of
concludes May 4-5, as do tours of art stu- Art Auction has been favorite tradition of an exhibition of new works that opens at
dios in the rest of the county. In Silver the El Paso area. It not only serves as a the Star City Studio and OM Gallery, 120
City, N.M. the 2019 RED Dot Tour will major fundraiser for the public TV station, W. Castellano from noon to 3 p.m.
showcase studios May 4-5 in the historic but it also allows local art lovers to pur- Saturday, May 11. Studio/gallery owner
New Mexico downtown. chase favorite works at reasonable prices Pat Olchefski Winston presents the work
If you’re reading this in time for the last while providing support and recognition to of two aspiring artists who have not previ-
weekend of April, the Titovets show is at the artists themselves. ously shown their work in El Paso.
the former Charlotte’s Furniture store, Main, just off the plaza in San Elizario, is
worth a trip in itself. The historic building, KCOS has scheduled the popular event Beginning to paint about a year ago after
5411 N. Mesa. (Peppertree Square) from 2 from 5 to 9 p.m. April 27-28 and May 4-5. watching documentaries on Picasso and
to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. which Enriquez himself has beautifully
refurbished, dates back to the 1800s. A set More than 120 pieces of artwork will be Monet, Lisa Liegh said she often feels the
Works by more than two dozen students available for purchase. presence of God when she paints her
will be on display and available for pur- of 12-foot-high hand-carved doors enhance
the entry. The date of 1838 is carved into As an added incentive to the artists, said abstract forms. The second painter, Joe
chase. the station’s General Manager, Emily Ines Garcia, enjoys drawing faces, carica-
The El Paso Studio Tour is 10 a.m. one of the supporting vegas. The adobe
building is comprised of a series of rooms Loya, a cash prize was awarded in each tures, some with and some without added
Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. category. This year’s winners are: Best in symbolism.
Featured artists April 27-28 on the West filled with captivating samples of the
artist’s nationally acclaimed work. The stu- Show, “Poppies” by Terrance Flores; Still
Side are Juan Stockmeyer, Melinda Etzold, life and Landscapes, “Persimmons” by Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer
Francisco Romero, Raafat Maximos, dio is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday through Sunday. Kay Susin; Photography, “Beary Excited” specializing in the visual arts.
Carmen Nevar, Cheryl Kilian-Hoffer, by Justin Aguilar; Figurative, “The Royal
Candy and Charlie Mayer, and Teresa The late Mago Gandara was born in El
Fernandez. Upper Valley studios include Paso in 1929 to Mexican immigrant par-
Pam Schuster, Krystyna Robbins and Nina ents, and grew up in Juárez. During the
Eaton. late 1940s, she studied at the Chouinard
The following May 4-5 weekend features Institute in Los Angeles and the Art
the Hal Marcus Gallery (Sunset Heights) Institute of Chicago prior to earning her
and nearly two dozen artists who rent stu- BFA from UTEP in 1949 and later an MFA
dio space at Art Junction in Downtown El from the University of Antioch in
Paso. Central studios showcase Ho Baron California in 1978. She lived and worked
and Mago Gandara, and in the Northeast in Juárez during most of her 40-year
you can see works by Yvonne Gonzales career, but fled the city in 2011 when
Hinojosa. On the East Side: you can visit members of the drug cartel threatened her
Martha Arzabala and Angie-Michelle, and life while trying to extort money. She died
in San Elizario Gaspar Enriquez will host in 2015.
an open house at his new studio. For Gandara was perhaps best known for
addresses and directions to the studios go mosaic murals using fragments of brightly
to www.pleinairpaintersofelpaso.com colored glass, tile and other materials
The studios of Ann James Massey (at the depicting scenes representing life on the
Art Junction), Mago Gandara and Gaspar border. One of her best works to be “La
Enriquez are particularly noteworthy — Nina Cosmica” at Douglas Elementary
they belong to nationally recognized artists School in South El Paso. In addition to her
whose gallery spaces have not previously mural work, the artist also rendered beauti-
been featured as part of the local tours. ful works in oils and mosaic statues.
Friends and followers of Ann James Thanks to the loving dedication of her
Massey will have the opportunity to meet son, John Ruben, Gandara’s home and stu-
and greet Ann once again now at her dio at 2819 Altura will be open as part of
leased space, Studio #29, at the Art the El Paso Artists Studio Tour.
Junction. Based in Paris, Ann plans to be Christening it “El Mundo de la Mago,”
in El Paso during the month of May. She Ruben has completely redesigned the loca-
relates that by happy circumstances her tion as a tribute to his mother. “All her life,
return visit happens to coincide with the she wanted to have this kind of recognition
Artists’ Studio Tour. A large selection of as an artist, but she was never able to. She
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Art Auction 2019 — KCOS-TV public tele- Association’s gallery is at 500 W. Paisano (in
vision’s annual on-air juried art competition and the Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are 11 a.m.
fundraising auction is 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3
and Sunday, April 27-28 and May 4-5. To see p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. Information:
all the artwork, times and pricing, go to kcosar- 534-7377, CrosslandArtGallery.com, or on
tauction.org. More than 120 works by regional Facebook.
artists will be for sale. Showing through May 10: “On the Map: El
Interested bidders can bid live by calling 881- Paso and Beyond, with works featuring both
0013 during the auction. All the work is cur- local and faraway subjects.
rently on display inside the KCOS offices. The Art Junction artists will participate in the
All funds raised will go toward the award-win- 12th annual El Paso Studio Tour May 4-5.
ning programming from KCOS, El Paso and Opening reception is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday,
Southern New Mexico’s local PBS station. May 17, for the Members Exhibit featuring
Local artists display their best art work while Cynthia Evans, Neorah Garcia, Sarah Russell,
giving viewers the chance to bid and win their Rodolfo Sigala, Mario Ulloa, Jane Vance and
favorite pieces. Rhone Whittaker. On display through June
This year’s show was judged by the City of El 21.
Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs All photographers are invited to enter the
Department. Winners are: Best in Show: International Eye of the Camera 2019 show set
Poppies by Terrance Flores; Still Life & for July 7-28. Deadline is June 2. Prospectus
Landscapes: Persimmons by Kay Susin; and entry form at ElPasoArtAssociation.com.
Photography: Beary Excited by Justin Aguilar; Deadline is June 19 for “American
Figurative: The Royal Runner by Manuel Expression.”
Thompson; Contemporary and Mixed Media:
Dozal Art Gallery — The gallery of award-
Wolf (Walking Stick) by Dorothy Proffitt; Local
winning artist Robert Dozal is at 1445 Main
Flavor: Plaza Theater at Night by Joshua
Street in the San Elizario Art District. Hours
Greenwood.
are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through
Special collections (non-juried) also include
Sunday, or by appointment. Information: 777-
original works and fine art prints from many
5237 or robertdozalartwork.weebly.com.
early El Paso artists including Tom Lea, Jose
Dozal’s portraits and landscapes range from
Cisneros, Manuel Acosta, Rudy Montoya,
very realistic to expressionistic in style. He spe-
Frederick Carter, Robert Massey and many
cializes in oil, watercolor and acrylics.
more.
El Paso Artists Studio Tour — The 12th
Ballroom Marfa — 108 E. San Antonio annual tour or 18 studio locations is 10 a.m. to
Street in Marfa. Hours are noon to 6 p.m.
5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday,
Thursday through Sunday. Information: (432)
April 27-28 for all artists west of University
729-3700, ballroommarfa.org or Facebook.
(West side and Upper Valley), and May 4-5 for
Showing through September: “Candelilla,
all artists east of University Avenue
Coatlicue, and the Breathing Machine,” com-
(Downtown, Central, Northeast, East and
missioned works by Beatriz Cortez, Candice
Mission Valley). Sponsored by Hal Marcus
Lin, and Fernando Palma Rodríguez. The title
Gallery and El Paso Scene. Admission is free;
refers to a facet of each artist’s contribution to
refreshments offered at each studio.
the show, which range from wax pours to
Information: 533-9090.
robotic storytellers to provisional shelters and
Full studio list and directions available at
beyond.
pleinairpaintersofelpaso.com, or email
Bert Saldana Art Gallery — The gallery info@halmarcus.com.
featuring Southwestern Art is at 1501 Main
El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts
Street in the San Elizario Arts District. Hours
Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9
are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through
a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and
Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to
Information: 479-2926 or bertsaldana.com.
9 p.m. Thursday. Closed Mondays and holidays.
Celebration of Our Mountains Art Admission is free unless noted otherwise.
Exhibit — The 18th annual exhibit is on dis- Information: 212-0300 or epma.art.
play at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Showing May 24-Sept. 8: “Luces y Sombras:
Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, featuring art- Images of Mexico.” Capturing modern Mexico’s
work depicting the region’s mountains by area culture, architecture, and people through,
artists. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, or more than one-hundred works dating from the
ardovinos.com. 1930s to the present day.
Showing through Aug. 7: “Antonio Castro:
Chinati Foundation — Marfa, Texas. Visions of a Borderland.” Born in 1941 in
Created by artist Donald Judd, the Chinati Zacatecas, Mexico, painter and illustrator
Foundation houses one of the world’s largest Castro has lived and worked for most his life in
collections of permanently installed contempo- the El Paso/Juárez borderland. This exhibition
rary art. Grounds close at 5 p.m. Admission is shares his vision of the region through more
$10 ($5 for students, seniors). Full tour is $25 than two dozen paintings and illustrations cre-
($10 students). Information: (432) 729-4362 or ated over 60 years. It also features materials
chinati.org. related to his process and some of the illustra-
The annual Community Day celebration is tions he made for books and El Paso’s longtime
Saturday, May 4, will open viewing of the per- department store, The Popular.
manent collection and scholarly talks. A barbe- Showing May 4-24: “Reflections: Through
cue dinner is 5 p.m. in the Arena. Admission is Our Eyes” SISD Student Art Exhibition.
free.
Crossland Gallery — The El Paso Art Please see Page 27

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Art Scene the historic Turney Home. Hours are 10 a.m. Arts & Cultural Center (4 to 7 p.m.), Rokoko commercial Plaza on Picacho Hills Drive.
to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 Gallery (4 to 7 p.m.), Four Points Perspective
Cont’d from Page 26
p.m. Sunday. Free guided tours available on a (7 to 10 p.m.) and Art Obscura (7 to 10 p.m.).
Art Obscura Gallery — 3206 Harrelson in
Las Cruces (Mesilla Park area). Showing
walk-in basis. Admission is free. Information: Information: (575) 523-6403. Schedule:
Reception is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4. through May 5: “Purge,” paintings by Raul
543-6747, internationalmuseumofart.net or on daarts.org.
Showing through May 5: “Power and Piety: Dorn in the main gallery, and “Analog Deities,”
Facebook.
Spanish Colonial Art.” The exhibit illuminates
Showing June 2-29: “The Reclusionist
Art in the Garden — The Artists of paintings by Mike Carrasco in the Tiny Room.
the overlap and tension between social power Picacho Hills and Picacho Hill Gardeners host Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through
Exhibit,“ works by artist, author and musician
and religion in the Americas through nearly 60 the Art in Picacho Hills Gardens Tour 10 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
James Robert Murphy.
extravagant works of religious art commis- to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at six gardens at Information: (575) 494-7256,
sioned for cathedrals and homes. La Galeria de la Misíon de Senecú — Picacho Hills area, Las Cruces, featuring 17 Artobscuragallery.com or on Facebook.
A “Treasures of the Powerful” family art day The Ysleta Independent School District’s gallery local artists. Red flags will mark the open gar-
is at 8455 Alameda. Showing May 2-24: 19th
Cutter Gallery — 2640 El Paseo (at
is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Admission is dens.
University), Las Cruces. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5
free. annual Ysleta ISD Student Exhibit, with opening Admission is free. Information: (575) 523-1740,
p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Showing through Sept. 1: “Joy and Suffering: reception and awards 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. artistsofpicachohills.com, or on Facebook.
Saturday. Information: (575) 541-0658 or the-
Mexican Retablos from the EPMA Collection.” Thursday, May 2. Regular hours are 8 a.m. to 5 To get there: turn onto Picacho Hills Drive
cuttergallery.com.
The museum’s retablos collection has under- p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free. north of Highway 70, and pick up garden maps
gone a re-imagined installation, presenting high- Information: 434-9711. at each garden. Maps and water available in the
lights from the Hamilton Collection, the Please see Page 28
Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald
McKnight Collection, and the Roderick
Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is off Dawson
Collection.
Drive next to the Sun Bowl. Hours are 10 a.m.
Showing through Dec. 31: “Ideas
to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (open until 7
Unwrapped: An Exhibition about Art” explores
p.m. Thursday) and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
EPMA’s permanent collection, featuring works
Information: 747-6151, rubincenter.utep.edu or
of art given to the museum by the Peter
on Facebook at RubinCenter.
Norton Christmas Project.
Showing May 10-Aug. 9 in the Rubin and L
An “Art Beats” Students Concert featuring
Galleries: 2019 Juried UTEP Student Exhibition,
youth from El Paso Symphony Orchestra’s
showcasing art and design by undergraduate
“Tocando Music Project” is noon to 1 p.m.
students. Jurors are Joe Scorsone and Alice
Saturday, May 4.
Drueding (graphic design), and Mackenzie
The museum houses a permanent collection
Stevens (fine arts). Opening reception is 5 to
of more than 7,000 works of art with strengths
7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10.
in American and Mexican art and European art,
including a collection of 13th to 18th century San Elizario Art District — Several gal-
paintings and sculptures donated by the Samuel leries and artist studios are located 1445 to
H. Kress Foundation. 1501 Main Street near the San Elizario Plaza on
the Mission Trail. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday
Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
Gift Shop — The gallery of impressionist
noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 474-1800
painter Alberto Escamilla is at 1445 Main Street
or 851-0093.
in San Elizario. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To get there, take Loop 375 South from I-10,
Wednesday through Saturday, and 12:30 to
exit Socorro Rd., then drive 7 miles east to
4:30 p.m. Sunday and by appointment.
Main Street.
Information: 851-0742 or 474-1800, or alber-
Featured gallery artists include Albert
toescamilla.com.
Escamilla, Robert Dozal, Rob Mack, Palmira
Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon. Lopez, Manuel Alvarado, Maria Branch, Bert
The gallery specializes in local and early El Paso Saldaña, Joanna Franco, Melissa Himes, M.
art. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Concepcion, Robert Lichlyter, Amado Pena Jr.
Friday, or by appointment. Information: 533- and Arturo Avalos.
9090 or halmarcus.com.
Titovets School of Art Show & Sale —
Showing through June 21: “Nudes & More,”
The school hosts its annual show 2 to 6 p.m.
works depicting the human form by Krystyna
Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27-28,
Robbins, Estelle Goldman, Willibald De
at 5411 N. Mesa in Peppertree Square (former
Cabrera, Mauricio Mora, Daniel Padilla, Teresa
location of Charlotte’s), featuring works by stu-
Fernandez, Isabel Olivares, Francisco Romero,
dents all ages and levels taught by Sasha and
Diego “Robot” Martinez, Hal Marcus, Tome
Lyuba Titovets. Admission is free; refreshments
Le, Mago Gandara, Bill Rakocy, Lillian Sandoval,
and wine served. Information: 585-3043 or
and John W. MacKenzie. An ARTalk is 5 to 8
titovetsschoolofart.com.
p.m. Thursday, May 30.
The Titovetses graduated with master of fine
Marcus’s home and studio, located across the
arts degrees in St. Petersburg, Russia and in
street, are available for personal tours.
1992 immigrated to El Paso. They since have
Marcus will be one of the featured artists in
received numerous regional and national
the KCOS Art Auction 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday and
awards for their paintings.
Sunday, April 28-28 and May 4-5, on
KCOS13 television. Marjorie Foster School of Art Show —
The gallery also will participate in the El Paso The annual show is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday,
Artists Studio Tour noon to 5 p.m. Saturday May 18, at the Park East Clubhouse, 1725
and Sunday, May 4-5, with guest artist Diego Mosswood, featuring works by Foster’s stu-
“Robert” Martinez.” dents Sherri Bonilla, Dora Garcia, Carol
Hambric, Leslie Juszkiewicz, Sara Long, Irene
Ho Baron Sculpture Garden and
Rice, and Laurel Roberts. Entertainment pro-
Studio – Baron’s surreal outdoor sculpture
vided by folk singer/songwriter Charlie
garden at 2830 Aurora (at Piedras) is visible
McDonald. Admission is free and the public is
from the street, featuring several of his large-
invited. Information, directions: Marjorie
scale works. His indoor studio hours are noon
Foster, 592-5122.
to 5 p.m. Saturdays, or by appointment. The
indoor studio features his sculpture, drawings,
and art assemblages as well as access to a sec- Las Cruces/Mesilla
ond private sculpture garden. Information: 915-
562-7820 or hobaron.com 10-10 Arts Hop — Doña Ana Arts Council
hosts “12 Hours of Art in Las Cruces” with
International Museum of Art — 1211 events 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. the second Saturday
Montana. The museum is operated by the of every month (May 11). Participating galleries
International Association for the Visual Arts in are Cutter Gallery (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), DAAC

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Southwest Art Scene mesillavalleyfinearts.com.
Showing in May are works by Yvonne Postelle
Cont’d from Page 27
and Mike Shalett. Postelle is primarily an oil
landscape painter. Shalett is a self-taught maker
Showing through May 8: Jo-an Smith of lariat baskets.
“Continuum: From Caves to the Cosmos” Renaissance ArtsFaire submissions —
paintings, jewelry and alcohol inks by Smith. Doña Ana Arts Council is taking submissions
Smith, who celebrates her 86th birthday with for the 48th annual juried Renaissance ArtsFaire
this exhibit, creates paintings and jewelry Nov 2-3, in textiles, jewelry, metal, sculpture
inspired by natural, organic shapes. and wood, mixed media, painting and drawing,
“Special Saturdays” free talks are 11 a.m. to photography and prints, pottery and glass, and
noon: May 4: ”How Our Ancient Cave recycled materials. The Renaissance ArtsFaire is
Dwellings Led Me to Paint Space” with Jo-an the largest juried arts show in Southern New
Smith. Mexico. Also sought are non-profit organiza-
Doña Ana Arts & Cultural Center — tions. Applications at the Doña Ana Arts
The gallery at the DAAC Arts Council Arts & Council offices, 1740 Calle de Mercado, Suite
Culture Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado. B, Mesilla. Information: (575) 523-6403 or
Showing May 6-29: “The Joy of Watercolor,” DAarts.org.
works by the New Mexico Watercolor Society, Artists can apply online at zapplication.org.
Southern Chapter. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Application fee for all booths is $35 ($50 cor-
Monday through Friday. Information: (575) ner booth). Booth fees range from $275-$670,
523-6403 or daarts.org. depending on booth type.
Food vendors, non-profits, and Children’s
Downtown Ramble — The City of Las Realm participants may apply at daarts.org
Cruces hosts an evening of music and art 5 to 7 beginning May 1.
p.m. the first Friday of the month at art venues
of in a seven-block stretch of Las Cruces Rokoko Art Gallery — 1785 Avenida de
Downtown Mall. Information: (575) 647-0508. Mercado in Mesilla. Showing May 11-June 22:
“Fantasy Free for All,” works by various artists
‘Feed Your Mind’ seminar series — of imagination and fantasy. Opening reception
Doña Ana Arts Council brings speakers on a is 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Hours are
wide range of topics at DAAC Arts & Cultural noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays; other days by
Center, in Bulletin Plaza, 1740 Avenida de appointment. Information: (505) 690-6915 or
Mercado, Suites B–D. Information: (575) 523- rokokoart.com.
6403 or
daarts.org. thetheatregallery — Black Box Theatre
A Late 19th and 20th Century Art series runs lobby, 430 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces.
Mondays April 29-June 24, with Kathleen Showing May 3-19: “Shall We Go Outside?”
Key. Sessions are 3 to 4:30 p.m. or 5:30 to 7 artwork by Margaret Bernstein, reflections
p.m. Participants may attend either session from the theatre’s performance of Laura King’s
Individual sessions: $20; $90 for full series. “Fallout” Open one hour prior to Black Box
The first in the History of Fashion and Fashion performances and by appointment.
Design nine part series is 1:30 to 3 p.m. Information: (575) 523-1223.
Thursday, May 2, to learn about fashion design Tombaugh Gallery — First Unitarian
through the centuries. Series runs Thursday Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S.
afternoons through June 27. Individual ses- Solano. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
sions: $20; $90 for full series. Wednesday through Saturday. Information:
Las Cruces City Hall call for artists — (575) 522-7281, uuchurchlc.org or on
City of Las Cruces and City Art Board seek an Facebook at Tombaugh Gallery.
artist or artist team to create a site-specific Showing May 5-June 7: “Shards,” recent
indoor art project for the central pillar in the abstract paintings by Jill Somoza. In her acrylic
City Hall lobby. Submission deadline is May 12 on vinyl paintings, the vinyl is stretched over
at artist.callforentry.org. Information: Lorenzo irregularly shaped panels made of wooden
Zepeda, (575) 541-2780 or lzepeda@las- slats. The paintings stand a few inches out from
cruces.org. the wall so that light can penetrate and give
them a sense of airiness.
Las Cruces Museum of Art — 491 N. Opening reception is 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to Sunday, May 5, with poetry by Joe Somoza.
4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the Also
First Friday Ramble. Information: (575) 541- Art Hop — MainStreet Truth or
2137, las-cruces.org or on Facebook at Consequences sponsors the event 6 to 9 p.m.
LCMuseums. the second Saturday of each month (May 11)
Gallery tours are 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. the first in the downtown gallery district. The event fea-
and third Saturday of every month. No gallery tures the monthly art opening of new shows
tours March 31-April 18. throughout the galleries of Truth or
“Artventurous” free art appreciation activities Consequences, including fine arts, pottery, and
are 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday. fabric arts. Many shops and restaurants stay
Reading Art Book Club meets at 2:30 p.m. open late for this monthly event, with live
the second Wednesday of every month, next music in several locations. Information torc-
door in the Museum of Nature and Science mainstreet.org.
classroom.
The museum will be open until 8 p.m. Deming Arts Center — The Deming Arts
Wednesdays June 5-Aug. 28. Special pro- Council gallery and gift shop, 100 Gold in
grams are 5 to 7 p.m. Deming, N.M., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• June 12: Family Art Night at Museum of Art Monday through Saturday. Admission is free.
(supplies provided). Information: (575) 546-3663, demingarts.org or
• June 19: Elements of Art: Color at Museum. on Facebook.
May 2-29: Luna County Fine Arts presents
Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery — their juried Fine Arts & Crafts show, featuring
2470-A Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, across painting, sculpture, fiber arts, jewelry and
from the Fountain Theatre. Hours are 10 a.m. more. Opening reception is 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday,
to 5 p.m. daily. Information: (575) 522-2933 or May 5.

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14+ Spelling Bee — Thomas Branigan Guide, is 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30.
Library, 200 E. Picacho, hosts a spelling be for Stories for children are at 11 a.m. Saturdays
age 14 and older, Saturday, May 4, open to the The Summer Reading Program is May 16-
first 50 who register. Participants will write Sept. 5, for grades 1-6.
their answers on a sheet of paper. Time to be
Murder She Read — The Eastside chapter
announced. Pre-register through May 3, or until a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, with Information: 204-9965 or cactusflowerbook-
of the book discussion group supporting
slots are filled, at the library, or call (575) 528- paperbacks, trade-size books for fill-a-tote; ery@gmail.com. The monthly Read Between
women mystery writers meets 7 to 8 p.m.
4005 or library.reference@las-cruces.org. also, wrapped children’s books, and more. the Wines literary discussion and wine pairing is
Tuesday, May 7, to discuss “Motion to
Information: 212-0442. 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2. Bring favorite book
Braintrust Bag Lunch — The free monthly for the month’s theme, “Books That Have Won
Suppress” by Perri O’Shaughnessey. Call for
outdoor mini-lecture series at Magoffin Home Tumblewords Project — The writing An Award.” Wine samples for 21 and older.
location. Admission is free. Information: 629-
State historic Site, 1120 Magoffin is noon workshops are 12:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. 7063 or labodda9@aol.com.
Wednesday, May 8, with Susan Barnum dis- Saturdays at the El Paso Public Library Main Barnes & Noble — All locations.
Books Are Gems — 7744 North Loop Ste
cussing “Suffragette Literature.” Bring a bagged Branch, 501 N. Oregon. Workshops are free; Information: barnesandnoble.com.
B (behind Compass Bank). The nonprofit
lunch and some friends. Information: 533-5147, donations for the presenter are encouraged. • LEGO Star Wars, is 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4.
organization sells and gives away new and used
visitmagoffinhome.com or Facebook. Information: 328-5484 or tumblewordspro- • Book Club is 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, featur-
books. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday,
ject@yahoo.com. ing “Lost Roses” by Martha Hall Kelly.
Spring Book Sale — Friends of the • Kids’ Hangout, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, May 18.
Wednesday and Friday; and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Esperanza A. Moreno Branch Library, 12480 Cactus Flower Bookery — 5024 • A “Sit Crooked and Talk Straight” true crime
Saturday. Information: 845-5437 or book-
Pebble Hills, host a book sale at the library 11 Doniphan (Placita Santa Fe), Suite 9. saregems.org. A Summer of Reading Block
event celebrating the release of “Stay Sexy &
Party is 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 8.
Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-to

No Strings presents

N
2-person, 1-act play
o Strings Theatre likes to pro-
duce new, thoughtful, and
insightful plays that do what
theater does best – make the audience
think.
That is certainly true in its latest pro-
duction, “Fallout” by Laura King. The
play won top awards at the One-Act
New Play Competition at the Georgia
Theatre Conference and; the Kennedy
Center American College Theatre designed the lights.
Festival, Region IV. The Hermans started No Strings in
“We like to produce a new play for No 2000 after retirement and will celebrate
Strings Theatre Company every year,” the 20th anniversary next season, based
director Ceil Herman said. “This one out of the Black Box Theater in Las
appealed to me when I read the short Cruces. Season picks are still in the
description sent by Laura King. When I works, but Ceil Herman promises two
read the full script, I was incredibly new plays, which she plans to direct.
moved. I called up Laura and said we The theater has a Summer Showcase
wanted to produce her play.” coming up in July.
The play starts with the unimaginable. “Joshua Taulbee will be starring in a
“Anna has a well-equipped fallout one-man play, ‘Nocturne’ by Adam
shelter built by her father,” Herman Rapp, which I will direct, and Monica
said. “When the sirens sound one day, Mojica will be directing ‘Weighing In,’
she pulls David, her lawn handyman, in her own play about women’s weight
with her. As the play unfolds, the audi- issues. These two short plays are sched-
ence discovers many hidden truths uled to run at the Black Box for two
about both.” weekends, from July 12 to 21.”
Then the play continues with the But her current show, she said, has had
unpredictable. its challenges.
“Two people locked in a fallout shelter “The biggest is to make every exciting
sounds so predictable, but this play is moment count. The playwriting is so
not,” Herman said. “The relationships rich, and I don’t want the audience to
change between both characters so lose track of any element of the ulti-
many times in the relatively short script. mately very positive story.”
The ending is a mystery. The audience As a special treat for “Fallout,” award-
will have their own ideas about it, I’m winning playwright King, an instructor
sure. The message, which I think is of theatre at Gordon State College and
quite clear, is about overcoming Wesleyan College, will come from
immense obstacles and getting through Atlanta for the opening weekend of the
to the other side.” play. She will do a talkback after the
Starring in the two-person play are performances May 3 and 4.
Joshua Taulbee and Gina DeMondo, Ultimately, Herman said, she hopes
who were in “The Curious Incident of that the play’s audiences “see that
the Dog in the Night-Time.” despite how difficult life may be, there
“In that play, they were a divorced is a light at the end of a very dark tun-
couple, parents of Christopher, the nel.”
young boy who was trying to find out
who killed the neighbor’s dog.” Carol Viescas is a veteran of
Herman said the two are a joy to work community theater and teaches
with – “two exceptional actors who are journalism at Bel Air High School.
totally invested in the work.”
Taulbee is doing double duty, as actor No Strings Theater Company presents
and set designer. Bekah Taulbee will be “Fallout” May 3-19 at the Black Box
running lights and sound. Herman’s Theater, 430 N. Main in Las Cruces.
husband, Peter, the resident designer, Information: no-strings.org.

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‘Oedipus El Rey’ — The UTEP ‘Bullshot Crummond’ — Dona Ana
Department of Theater & Dance presents the Repertory Theatre (DART) presents the paro-
contemporary adaptation of Sophocles’ dy of low-budget 1930s detective movies, typi-
“Oedipus Rex” written by Luis Alfaro April 26- fying British heroism at its dumbest, at 7 p.m.
May 5, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Wise Family Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday May
Theatre. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 17-19, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in
Friday, April 26-27, and Thursday through the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Created by
Saturday, May 2-4, and 3:30 p.m. Sundays April (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org. with performers from Los Angeles, Houston, Ron House, Diz White, Alan Sherman, John
28 and May 5. Directed by guest director Grandson of the infamous Victor, Frederick Colorado Springs, Albuquerque, and El Paso. Neville Andrews and Derek Cunningham.
Deanna L. Downes with choreography by Frankenstein inherits his family’s estate in Tickets: $10 in advance; $15 at the door. VIP Admission: $10. Information: (575) 541-2290
Christina Goletti. Tickets: $14-$18 ($10 for Transylvania. tables are $100; includes treats, one bottle of or riograndetheatre.org.
April 26 performance). Information: 747-5118, champagne, and four chairs. Additional chairs Teutonic villain Otto Von Brunno and his evil
theatredance.utep.edu or on Facebook. ‘My Fair Lady’ — American Southwest available for $20 each (limit six per table). Age mistress Lenya crash their plane in the English
Alfaro’s adaptation is set in the prison system Theatre Company closes its season with the countryside and kidnap Professor Fenton, who
18 and older admitted. Information: bur-
and a barrio of Los Angeles, California. With beloved Lerner and Loewe musical April 26- has discovered a formula for making synthetic
lesqueontherio.weebly.com.
seamless choral song and movement, Alfaro’s May 5 at NMSU’s Center for the Arts in Las diamonds. Bullshot Crummond is called to the
Costume contest for audiences including best
adaptation questions whether a Latino can Cruces. Directed by Megan McQueen. rescue by the professor’s daughter Rosemary.
dressed and funniest costume. All fandoms wel-
change his tragic and predestined fate within Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 and The two meet at the Carlton Tea Rooms,
come, not just Star Wars.
the American culture. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $18 ($15 seniors; where Crummond is convinced that their wait-
$11 students; $5 high school students with cur- ‘Pirates of Penzance’ auditions — er is Otto in disguise.
‘Young Frankenstein’ — Las Cruces rent I.D.) Tickets: (575) 646-41420 or Gilbert and Sullivan Company of El Paso hosts
Community Theatre presents the musical nmsutheatre.com. auditions for its 50th annual community pro- ‘El color de nuestra piel’ — Los Actores
based on the Mel Brooks comedy April 25- duction at 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. presents the Spanish language classic Mexican
May 12. Directed by Susie Ouderkirk. ‘Peter Pan’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Monday, May 5-6, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts drama by Celestino Gorostiza at 7 p.m. Friday
Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Montana, presents the family classic about the and Saturday, May 17-18, at Chamizal National
“Choir Room” M340. All roles are open for
and 2 p.m. Sundays. Ticket information: (575) boy who never grew up based on the book of Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, directed by
casting. Audition may be a cappella, with a CD,
523-1200 or lcctnm.org. Tickets: $15 ($12 stu- J.M. Barrie May 3-19. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Hector Serrano. Written 65 years ago, the play
mp3, or pre-recorded song (bring a player) or
dents, seniors and military; $11 groups of 10 or Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: tells the story of a well-to-do family in Mexico
an accompanist will be provided (bring sheet
more, $10 children under 12). Information: $15 ($12 seniors 62+, students, military; $9 12 City led by the owner of a successful drug
music). Costume and prop makers, and set
and younger). Information: 532-1317 or elpaso- company. When the willful mislabeling of drugs
builders also sought. Information: 479-2485,
playhouse.com. is uncovered, the ensuing scandal lays bare the
gselpaso.org or on Facebook at GandSElPaso.
‘Fallout’ — No Strings Theater Company Rehearsals are 7 p.m. Tuesdays and discrimination based on skin color within the
presents the play by Laura King and directed by Thursdays, and 2:30 p.m. Sundays; perform- family. Admission: $10; $8 students, seniors,
Ceil Herman, May 3-19, at the Black Box ance are late July and early August. military; $6 groups of 10 or more.
Theater, 430 N. Main in Las Cruces. Tickets: Information: Lorely at 540-3813, David at 474-
‘Mamma Mia!’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in 4275, or on Facebook at Los Actores El Paso.
$15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all
the UTEP Student Union West building, pres-
seats Thursday). Information: (575) 523-1223 Cloudcroft melodramas — Cloudcroft
ents the hit musical inspired by the music of
or no-strings.org. Light Opera Company’s live open air melodra-
ABBA through May 19. Show time is 7 p.m.
In the claustrophobic confines of a family fall- ma performances at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and
Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner mati-
out shelter, two strangers must decide if what Sunday, May 25-26, at Zenith Park’s pavilion
nees are Sunday 1:30 p.m. April 28, May 5, 12
is outside is more terrifying than what they are on Burro Ave. Admission is free, but seating is
and 19. Tickets: $33.50 to $43.50 Wednesday,
hiding inside themselves. limited. Early arrival recommended.
Thursday and Sunday discount dinner perform-
‘Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone’ ances; $36.50 to $48.50 (Friday and Saturday Information: (575) 682-2733 or on Facebook at
— Kids-N-Co. presents the play by Dean dinner performances), and $19.50 to $29.50 CloudcroftLightOperaCo.
O’Carroll May 3-19, at First Presbyterian no-dinner matinee performances ‘Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet
Church, 1340 Murchison. Shows are 7:30 p.m. (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-6060 or Defends Her Life Tonight’ — No Strings
Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. utep.edu/udt. Theater Company presents the play by Lauren
Tickets: $7 ($5 children, students, senior citi- On the eve of her wedding on a Greek island Gunderson, directed by Nikka Ziemer, May
zens, military). Information: 274-8797 or on paradise, a daughter’s quest to discover the 31-June 16, at the Black Box Theater, 430 N.
Facebook at El Paso Kids-n-Co. identity of her father brings three men from Main in Las Cruces. Tickets: $15 ($12 students
her mother’s past back to the island they last and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday).
‘May the Fourth Be With You’ — visited 20 years ago. Featuring classic ABBA
Burlesque on the Rio presents a “Nerdlesque” Information: (575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.
songs including “Dancing Queen,” “SOS,” The fast, funny and sexy show rediscovers
show 8 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at “Mamma Mia,” “Super Trouper,” “Take a
Touch Bar & Nightclub, 11395 James Watt, one of history’s most intriguing women
Chance on Me,” and “The Winner Takes it All.”

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Binational Independent Film Festival accepted. Information: 740-3962.
— The 19th binational film festival is May 1-4, Joe Rodriguez is a young man on the way to
at UTEP’s Union Cinema, first floor UTEP achieving the American Dream, until his
Union Building, La Fe Cultural Center and El employer discovers his undocumented status.
Paso Downtown Library. All screenings at 6:30
‘Nosferatu’ with Live Score — Austin
p.m. Ticket information, film schedule to be
ensemble Invincible Czars will perform a live
announced: binationalfilmfestival.org.
soundtrack to the classic vampire film 7:30
CineMarfa Festival — CineMarfa’s 9th p.m. Friday, May 31, at Alamo Drafthouse, 250
annual film fest is May 2-5 at the Crowley E Montecillo. Tickets: $15 at a drafthouse.com.
Theater in Marfa, emphasizing the intersection The Invincible Czars’ score incorporates vio-
between film and fine art. All screenings and lin, glockenspiel, organ, flute, bass clarinet,
events are free, but space is limited. RSVP vocals, music box, loops, electric guitar, bass,
required to reserve a seat. Schedule: (432) tambourine and other hand percussion.
295-0752, cinemarfa.org or on Facebook.
Plaza Classic Film Festival — The festival
Classic Film Series — The Rio Grande seeks works for its “Local Flavor” series honor-
Theatre, 211 N. Main Street in Las Cruces, ing the work made in, around or about the
presents classic film screenings at 7 p.m. select- border region. There is no fee to enter.
ed Saturdays. Films include an introduction and Guidelines and submission forms are available
short question and answer session. Admission: at plazaclassic.com/localflavor.
$8. Information: (575) 541-2290, riograndethe- Passes are now on sale for $200 for El Paso
atre.org or on Facebook. Community Foundation’s 12th annual classic
• May 11: Citizen Kane and ”semi-classic” movie festival Aug. 1-11.
• May 25: The Sound of Music Information: 533-4020 or plazaclassic.com.
Other films:
Fountain Theatre — 2469 Calle de
In celebration of Star Wars Day are showings
Guadalupe, 1/2 block south of the plaza in
of “Episode IV A New Hope” at noon;
Mesilla. The historic theater, operated by the
“Episode V Empire Strikes Back” at 4 p.m. and
Mesilla Valley Film Society, features films at
“Episode VI Return of the Jedi” at 8 p.m.
7:30 p.m. nightly, plus 1:30 p.m. Saturday and
Saturday, May 4. Admission per movie: $4.
2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7 ($6 seniors,
Throwback Thursday showing of Lethal
military and students with ID; $5 children and
Weapon is at 7 p.m. May 9. Admission: $5.
society members); $5 on Wednesday.
Kids movie showing of Toy Story 2 is noon
Information, schedule: (575) 524-8287 or
Saturday, May 11. Admission: $1.
mesillavalleyfilm.org.
Film Salon — The Film Salon annual anniver- The 7:30 Sunday screenings May 5 and 12
sary event is 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at have open captions.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 250 E. Montecillo, Theatre closed April 27 and May 27.
as part of a series on Powell & Pressburger: the • April 26-May 2: “Ramen Shop.” A young
1940s. Tickets: $5, available at drafthouse.com. ramen chef from Japan finds his late
Information: filmsalon.org or on Facebook. Singaporean mother’s journal and takes it with
him to her native country to put together the
Jay’s Pix Presents at the International story of his family and life.
Museum — Film historian Jay Duncan and the • May 3-9: “Gloria Bell.” A free-spirited divor-
Sunset Film Society host film presentations at 2 cée (Julianne Moore) spends her days at a
p.m. Saturdays at International Museum of Art, straight-laced office job and her nights on the
1211 Montana. Admission is free. Information: club dance floor. After meeting Arnold (John
543-6747 (museum), internationalmuseumo- Turturro) on a night out, she finds herself
fart.net and sunsetfilmsociety.org. thrust into an unexpected new romance.
• May 4: “Seven Days in May” (1964). A mili- • May 10-16: “Hotel Mumbai.” The true story
tary-political cabal plans a takeover of the U.S. of the 2008 Taj Hotel terrorist attack in
government in reaction to the president’s dis- Mumbai, starring Dev Patel and Armie
armament treaty with the Soviet Union. Hammer.
• May 11: “A Little Romance” (1979). A • May 17-23: “The Mustang.” The story of a
French boy and an American girl meet in Paris violent convict (Matthias Schoenaerts) who par-
and begin a romance that leads to Venice ticipates in a rehabilitation therapy program
where they hope to seal their love at sunset that trains mustangs. Bruce Dern also stars.
with a kiss beneath the Bridge of Sighs. • May 24-30: “3 Faces.” Three actresses at
• May 18: “Elephant Walk” (1954). Most of different stages of their career. One from
the story is on the Elephant Walk Bungalow before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, one mod-
and the production of Elephant Walk Tea. ern popular star and a young girl longing to
• May 25: “Topkapi” (1964). A woman attend a drama conservatory. No May 25 mati-
recruits her ex-lover, a Swiss master-criminal, nee; May 30 1:30 p.m. screening only.
to plan a theft of the emerald-encrusted dagger
of Sultan Mahmud I from an Istanbul museum. New Mexico Museum of Space
History — Alamogordo. Tombaugh IMAX
Sci Fi and ArtFilm Nights — Brew Lab, tickets are $7 ($6 seniors, military; $5 ages 4-
601 N. Oregon, Suite 1, hosts science fiction 12). Information: (575) 437-2840, nmspacemu-
classics 5:30 to 8 p.m. the second Thursday of seum.org or on Facebook. Now showing:
every month (May 9) and art films every third • “Mysteries of China,” 10:10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Thursday of the month (May 16). Information: • Australia’s Great Wild North, 11:05 a.m.,
307-4242 or on Facebook at brewlabep. 1:10 p.m. and 4:05 p.m.
Pax Christi Film Series — A screening of • Black Holes: 12:30 and 3:30 p.m.
the narrative feature film “Dreamer: A True Star Show is 11:55 a.m. and 2:55 p.m.
American Story” is 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at
St. Joseph School auditorium, 1315 Travis.
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Film Scene Richard Ayoade. Directed by Joanna Hogg.
• The Sun is also a Star (Warner Bros.) — Yara
Cont’d from Page 31
Shahidi, Charles Melton, Faith Logan. Directed
by Ry Russo-Young.
Jay’s Film Forecast — Film historian Jay • The Third Wife (Film Movement) —
Duncan prepared this list of top monthly Directed by Ash Mayfair. Walking Tour of Juarez — Free walking Picacho in Las Cruces. Trica Willey Hazelton
“Coming Attractions” for movie fans, listed by tours of historic Juárez with Adair Margo, will show Census Schedules. Visitors welcome.
• The Tomorrow Man (Bleecker Street) —
studio and release date (subject to change): founder of Tom Lea Institute and wife of El Information: kburke@nmsu.edu.
John Lithgow, Blythe Danner, Derek Cecil.
May 3: Paso Mayor Dee Margo, are Thursday, May 16 Topics include voter registers, tax records,
Directed by Noble Jones.
• Bolden (Abramorama) — Gary Carr, Erik and June 20, meeting at 9:45 a.m. the entrance US Census Agricultural Schedules, US Mortality
• Trial by Fire (Roadside) — Laura Dern, Jack
LaRay Harvey. Directed by Dan Pritzker. of the Santa Fe Street parking lot to depart at Schedules 1850-1880, state censuses, and
O’Connell. Directed by Edward Zwick.
• The Intruder (Screen Gems) — Dennis Quaid, 10 a.m. Bring passport or driver’s license, $1 in Native American censuses.
May 24:
Meagan Good,. Directed by Deon Taylor. change for bridge crossing, and optional money
• Ad Astra (20th Century-Fox) — Brad Pitt, History Notes Lecture Series — The
• Long Shot (Lionsgate) — Charlize Theron, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland. for lunch. Register by emailing name to
monthly program is 1 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at
Seth Rogen. Directed by Jonathan Levine. Directed by James Gray. ohyesjuarez1@gmail.com. Information: Karla,
the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main, Las
• Meeting Gorbachev (Orchard) — • Aladdin (Disney) — Alan Tudyk, Naomi 345-4744.
Cruces. George Matthews will talk on “Juan
Documentary. Featuring Mikhail Gorbachev, Scott, Will Smith. Directed by Guy Ritchie. Tour includes a welcome at Tin Tan Museum
Patron: The Forgotten Man of Lincoln County.”
Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher. Directed • Booksmart (Annapurna) — Skyler Gisondo, at 10:15 a.m. and walking tour of the
Information: (575) 541-2154 or las-cruces.org.
by Werner Herzog and Andre Singer. Lisa Kudrow. Directed by Olivia Wilde. Cathedral, Mission of Guadalupe, Municipal
• UglyDolls (STX) — CG Animation. Voices of • Brightburn (Sony) — Elizabeth Banks, David Palace, and Revolution Museum beginning at Daughters of the Republic of Texas —
Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Janelle Monáe. Denman. Directed by David Yarovesky. 10:30 a.m. Lunch at Cuauhtemoc Market or The Rio Grande Chapter meets at 11 a.m.
Directed by Kelly Asbury. May 31: Nueba Central at noon before returning. Friday, May 10, at The Greenery in Sunland
May 10: • Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Warner Park Mall, with the induction of officers for the
• All Is True (Sony Classics) — Kenneth
‘General Maximo Castillo and the next two years. RSVP: 760-5775.
Bros.) — Millie Bobby Brown, Charles Dance, Mexican Revolution’ — The celebration of
Branagh, Jedi Dench. Directed by Branagh. Vera Farmiga. Directed by Michael Dougherty.
• The Biggest Little Farm (Neon) —
the debut of the English version of the book by Harvey Girls of El Paso — The Harvey
The King returns to fight Mothra, Rodan and Jesus Vargas Valdes is 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Girls of El Paso Texas meet at 2 p.m. Monday,
Documentary. A couple develop a sustainable Ghidorah, the three-headed monster. May 18, at El Paso Community Foundation, May 13, at Union Depot Passenger Station,
farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles. • Ma (Universal) — Missi Pyle, Luke Evans, 333 N Oregon, with post-revolutionary 700 San Francisco. Program is “Fred Harvey
Directed by John Chester. Allison Janney. Directed by Tate Taylor. inspired dance, art and history. Master of cere- legacy continues through today’s generation.”
• The Hustle (MGM) — Anne Hathaway, • Rocketman (Paramount) — Richard Madden, monies is history activist and genealogist Cindy Admission is free. Information: 591-2326.
Rebel Wilson, Tim Blake Nelson; Directed by Bryce Dallas Howard. Directed by Dexter A. Medina, with opening dance ceremony by
Chris Addison. Fletcher. A musical fantasy about Elton John’s El Paso Corral of the Westerners —
K’AAY Ballet Folklorico. Tickets are free at
• My Son (Coen Media) — Guillaume Canet, breakthrough years. The monthly dinner program is 6 p.m. Friday,
Eventbrite. Information on Facebook,
Mélanie Laurent. Directed by Christian Canon. May 17, at Holiday Inn El Paso-West 900
DVD/Blu-ray Releases Instagram, and Twitter @GeneralCastillo
• Pokemon Detective Pikachu (Warner Bros.) Sunland Park Drive at I-10. Program is
Speaker is Philip Stover, author of “The
— CG Animation & Live Action. Kathryn “Westerners and Me,” presented by Jo Tice
May 7: Search for the Soul of Mexico,” “Mata Ortiz
Newton, Ryan Reynolds (voice of Pikachu), Bloom. Cost: $20 (includes dinner). Visitors
• The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. PG Pottery Buyer’s Guide,” and “”Religion and the
Suki Waterhouse. Directed by Rob Letterman. welcome; RSVP needed by May 13: 759-9538.
• The Prodigy. R Revolution in Mexico’s North,” followed by a
• Poms (STX) — Diane Keaton, Rhea Perlman,
• What Men Want. R screening of clips from the PBS documentary Lost El Paso Paranormal Tours —
Pam Grier. Directed by Zara Hayes.
“The Storm that Swept Mexico” and “Railway Information: 503-8960, lostelpaso.com or on
• The Silence of Others (Argot) — A docu- May 14:
of the Revolution,” Facebook. Concordia Cemetery Ghost Tour is
mentary on the victims of Spain’s 40-year dicta- • Cold Pursuit. R
9 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 3700 E.
torship under General Franco. Directed by • Never Look Away. R Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society —
Robert Bahar and Almudena Carracedo. • Fighting With My Family. PG-13 Yandell. $15.
Tours depart at 8 p.m. from the Wigwam
• Tolkien (20th Century-Fox) — Lily Collins, • Happy Death Day 2U. PG-13 Museum, 108 E San Antonio. Meet at 7:30 p.m. Fort Bayard Tours — Fort Bayard Historic
Nicholas Hoult. Directed by Dome Karukoski. Cost:: $15. Information: 274-9531. Preservation Society host walking tours of the
May 21:
May 17: Concordia Cemetery Ghost Tour is 9 to 11 historic fort 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at each Saturday
• How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden
• A Dog’s Journey (Universal) — Betty Gilpin, p.m. Saturday, May 4, at 3700 E. Yandell. Part at Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark, six
World. PG
Jake Manley, Dennis Quaid. Directed by Gail of the proceeds benefit Concordia Heritage miles east of Silver City, N.M. off U.S. 180.
• Isn’t It Romantic. PG-13
Mancuso. Association. Tour begins at Commanding Officer’s Quarter
• The Upside. PG-13
• John Wick: Chapter 3: Parabellum (Summit) and museum (House 26). Tour takes about 90
— Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, Asia Kate May 28:
Dona Ana County Genealogical
minutes. Admission is free. Information, group
Dillon. Directed by Chad Stahelski. • Greta. R.
Society — The society meets at 2 p.m.
tours: (575) 388-4477 or (575) 574-8779 or
• The Souvenir (A24) — Tilda Swinton, Wednesday, May 8, in the Thomas Branigan
(970) 222-2433.
Memorial Library, Roadrunner Room, 200 E.

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Local: Celebrate Cinco de ne of the most enigmatic charac-
Mayo with Slayer ters in the Book of Acts is a sor-
cerer named Simon, whose
If you feel the earth shaking and even notice magic made him a local celebrity. We
a bleeding ear May 5, it may not be a loud
encounter Simon as the apostle Philip is
preaching the gospel in Samaria.
Cinco de Mayo party at the Don Haskins
“Simon himself believed and was bap-
Center — it’s Slayer. They are one of the
tized,” according to Acts 8:13, “And he
“Big 4” when it comes to thrash metal. Many
missed another “Big 4” band — Metallica —
when they sold out this year, so this is a followed Philip everywhere, astonished
must. Sure, this isn’t what you usually think by the great signs and miracles he saw.” nal fate awaited Simon. We never learn
about when it comes to Cinco de Mayo, but Some time afterward, two other apos- if he truly turned himself around.
it’s a celebration of a different kind, it’s com- tles, Peter and John, visit Samaria and For me, Simon seems like a classic
memorating the band being together for lay hands on the new believers to case of worshipping fame and power. He
almost four decades. They have announced receive the Holy Spirit. Simon is so achieved a level of fame in his commu-
this will be the end of the road for them, but
Various Artists, “Imagine: John impressed that he offers to pay the apos- nity because of his magic, and then
they are doing it in style by bringing three
Lennon 75th Birthday tles so that he, too, can lay hands on latched on to Philip when he realized
people and give them the Holy Spirit. that the apostle seemed to possess an
heavyweights in the metal game along with
Concert,” Blackbird
Peter rebukes Simon and urges him to
them. The show will include Lamb of God,
even greater power. He was envious of
repent, which he apparently does. And
Amon Amarth and, legends in their own
right, Cannibal Corpse. Each of the openers
Back in 2015, Blackbird Presents sponsored anyone who had powers that he did not,
are supporting new material. Ironically only
the “Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday that’s where the story ends, at least as which is why he tried to buy spiritual
the headliner is working off their past cata-
Concert” at New York’s Madison Square
far as the canonical account. Simon — gifts from Peter and John.
often called Simon Magus — became a Simon committed a sin that many reli-
Garden, honoring the life and musical legacy
logue, but what an impressive career it has
legend in non-biblical literature, and is
of the legend who died 35 years earlier. It
been with a dozen studio discs to choose took Blackbird a few more years to release gious people commit. They try to pos-
from. If Slayer is on your bucket list, get the double-disc recording that covers both sometimes referred to as the first sess things that are not meant to be pos-
over to the Haskins Center because the band Lennon’s solo material and his time spent Gnostic, a form of heretic. In these sessions. Spiritual gifts are gifts in the
as we know it has decided it’s time to kick with the Beatles. The collection is littered accounts, his repentance was a fraud and sense that they aren’t skills that can be
the bucket (as Slayer anyway). with all-stars, and genres represented include he pursued his own magical religion in developed solely by human effort. But
country, Spanish, rock, and even rap. The opposition to orthodox Christianity. even when given to a believer, they are
National: Buckcherry, artists taking on his work are young and old Fundamentalists, who don’t put much not property to be manipulated or used
“Warpaint,” RED MUSIC hit makers and a few in between. stock in non-biblical writings, aren’t for our own purposes.
After last year’s foray with Josh Todd and
Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler kicks things off
quite sure what to make of Simon. The Acts story indicates that every-
According to Acts 8, Simon confessed thing Simon did was aimed at getting
with his beloved rendition of “Come
the Conflict, which had moments of a slight-
his faith in Jesus and was baptized, so
Together.” Spoon delivers a revved up ver-
ly industrial vibe, Todd is back where he sion of “Hey Bulldog,” and Rage Against the something for himself, not submitting
belongs with his original flavor, Buckcherry. Machine’s Tom Morello puts a punk slant on his salvation should have been assured. himself to God. Like the rich man who
Be warned that the new sound might have “Power to the People.” That is just the begin- It’s not clear how sincere his repentance refused to give up his wealth, Simon
leaked into his old territory along with his ning. Where this release really shines is with was, but for those who believe “once could not let go of fame and glory.
penchant for a great cover version, but more its one-of-a-kind collaborations. “You’ve Got saved, always saved,” that shouldn’t pre-
on that later. “Warpaint” is the band’s ninth to Hide Your Love Away” sees legends vent Simon from eternal life. It’s an Randy Limbird is editor of
full-length album and still features some of Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson joining awkward story from that point of view. El Paso Scene. Comments?
the same spit and vinegar as their debut from Chris Stapleton. Stapleton also welcomes Of course, none of us know what eter- Send to randy@epscene.com
two decades ago (yeah, they’ve been around Sheryl Crow and the Killer’s Brandon
that long). The disc kicks off with the Flowers on “Don’t Let Me Down.” The show
record’s namesake and right away we are in concludes with the evening’s entire lineup
for a wild ride, and part of that roller coaster preforming “All You Need is Love.”
is hearing some unusual sweeteners in their
sound. They sprinkle some barroom honky- Collectibles: Paul McCartney,
tonk into “No Regrets” and go for a blatant
“Egypt Station Traveler’s
Edition,” Capitol Records
radio hit ballad with the very appropriately
named “Radio Song.” I had also mentioned
something about industrial and remakes; If for some strange reason you’re under the
what could be better than their take on Nine impression that the Beatles didn’t have
Inch Nails’ “Head Like a Hole?” Their enough collectibles to satiate the army of
Warpaint has been applied and they are ready fans they still have, you’re in luck because
to conquer your speakers. they are adding another. Well it isn’t really
the Beatles, but it is one of the most impor-
Lemonheads, “Varshons II,” tant ones. At age 76 he is still putting out
Fire Records new original material. In last year’s release
of “Egypt Station” he was shooting for the
It has been a very long decade since we last stars and now aims even further with the new
heard from this band, but they are acting like massive limited version, officially titled
no time has passed at all by coming back “Egypt Station Traveler’s Edition.” The num-
with Part Two to what they started 10 years ber of albums being pressed is incredibly
ago. The Lemonheads have always had a small for a former Beatle: only 3,000 made
proclivity for cover versions, with their 1992 worldwide. On the audio side of things he
version of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Mrs. ups the ante with a concertina tri-fold deluxe
Robinson” being one of their most successful 180-gram vinyl double LP, a blue pressing of
singles. They revisited their gift for cover the original album with seven bonus tracks,
versions in 2009 with “Varshons,” and their including three previously unreleased and
latest release sports the clever title “Varshons four live performances, a CD — and in an
2.” The artists they pay tribute to follow a attempt to cover all configurations, they are
very extensive timeline, but this go-round even throwing in a cassette. This also sets a
there is more of an alt. country slant than in new standard visually with a luxury, vintage-
the past. Of course they do manage to throw style embossed artwork suitcase, a copy of a
us a few curve balls. They pay homage to handwritten note and lyrics, an illustrated
John Prine, Yo La Tengo, Paul Westerberg, map suitable for framing, a travel itinerary
Nick Cave, the Eagles and Florida Georgia with postcards, baggage tickets and first
Line (told you they would keep us guessing), class ticket, luggage stickers, lithographs of
to name a few. Unfortunately we will have to Paul’s paintings, a jigsaw puzzle and lastly a
wait a while more for some new originals, deck of “Egypt Station” playing cards. So
but until then this version of “Varshons” will put your reservation in soon because your
do the trick for hearing some fantastic new “Egypt Station Traveler’s Edition” is already
Lemonheads cuts. If you are a vinyl nut, be packed and ready to go.
sure to jump on this one early as independent
record stores will be carrying a very limited- Brian Chozick is owner of Tumblin’
edition green pressing. Dice Music. Drop him a line at
tumblindicemusic@netscape.net

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Cool Canyon Nights — The 9th annual
series of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 Advertiser Index
to 9 p.m. Thursdays at McKelligon Canyon,
Amphitheatre. Admission is free but space is
limited. VIP tickets are $10. Information: elpa-
JUNE Ardovino’s Desert Crossing 12

Ardovino’s Pizza 17
EP Psychic Fair

Escamilla Gallery
8

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Paseo Christian Church

PhiDev Inc
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solive.com.
• June 6: Fungi Mungle
• June 13: Joe Barron Band
PREVIEW Around and About Tours 30 Fountain Theatre 31 Precision Prosthetics 31
• June 20: Bosse Music
ATMAS Healing 16 Furrs Family Dining 32 PTEP 12
• June 27: Soul Sacrifice Santana Tribute
Mesilla Summer Music Series — The Azar Nut Shop 25 Hacienda de Mesilla 5 Radford School 3
Town of Mesilla hosts ”Friday Nights in the
Plaza” live music 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays June 7- Baskin Robbins 5 Hal Marcus Gallery 23 Reidsan 24
July 26, on the plaza. Information: (575) 571-
3890 or mesillanm.gov. Beauty Solutions 24 Hans Martial Arts 22 Rio Grande Cancer Fndtn 21

‘Lion King’ — For the Love of Dance studio Bert Saldana Art Gallery 16 Hay Mas Adelante 10 Krystyna Robbins 15
presents student performances inspired by the
tale of “The Lion King” at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Black Range Horsemanship 24 Inni Heart Eatery 18 Roman Martinez Art 33
Saturday, June 8, at UTEP’s Magoffin
Auditorium. Admission is free. Information: Books Are Gems 32 KTEP 28 Salon Selah 6
276-6522 or 4lovedance.com.
Bruce’s Air 20 Leo’s Mexican Food 33 Savoir Faire 10
Summer of Reading Block Party — ‘Viva El Paso!’ — El Paso Community
Books Are Gems, 7744 North Loop Ste B Foundation and El Paso Live present the 42nd Cattleman's 8 Magoffin Home St. Hist Site 26 Showtime El Paso! 14
(behind Compass Bank), hosts its first summer season of the summertime outdoor musical
block party 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 8, with extravaganza at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays CBD Whole Health 18 Mar Caribe 2 13 Silver City MainStreet 16
entertainment, food vendors, and a book swap. June 14-July 27, at McKelligon Canyon
KInformation: 845-5437 or booksaregems.org. Amphitheatre. June 29, and July 19-20 perform- Ceci Burgos Counseling 8 Marie Otero 12 Simple Solutions 30
ances in Spanish. Tickets: $16-$24. Tickets
Metal in the Badlands — The night of opening weekend (June 15-16) are Collectibles 15 The Marketplace 35 Sunland Park Racetrack 7
heavy metal is 8 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at $10.(Ticketmaster). Information:
Paulina’s Bar and Grill, 7792 Franklin, with ElPasoLive.com. Deep Breath 8 Mesilla Book Center 32 T or C Fiesta 11
Hereafter The Wave, Texas Gigantism, Beyond
Terror, Know//Suffer, Moltisanti and Illum. ‘Swan Lake’ — Compañía de Ballet Clásico Eckankar 6 Mission Del Rey 17 Unity Bookstore 32
Information on Facebook. de Maru Becerra presents the Tchaikovsky
classic at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Adobe El Paso Art Association 31 Moto El Paso 15 Vanities 2
UTEP Alumni Pick-Nic — The 8th annual Horseshoe Theatre, Main, in San Elizario.
UTEP alumni gathering is 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Admission: $16.75-$42.50. Information: 976- EPCC 11,29 Mustard Seed Café 25 Village Inn 30
June 8. Location to be announced. Tickets at 7077, AdobeHorseshoe.com or on Facebook.
alumni.utep.edu/pick-nic. Information at alum- El Paso Live 35 Nayda’s Gems & Stones 14 Walgreens 30
ni.utep.edu or on Facebook. ‘Hear Me Roar!’ — The LGBTQ communi-
ty celebration in observance of June as Pride El Paso Playhouse 29 NM Desert Farm 25 Western Traders 14
Elephant Butte Chili Challenge — The Month is 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the
27th annual cook-off is 5 p.m. until the chili is El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano. Information: EP Preservation Month 18 NM Wine Fest 36 Zia Kayak Outfitters 17
gone Saturday, June 8, at the Elephant Butte 212-0966, elpasozoo.org, or
Community Center. Park admission fee applies; epzshearmeroar.com. EPSMF 9 NM Farm & Ranch Museum 3
plus $2 per chili sample. EInformation: (505)
604-5046 or on Facebook. Dads, Deadlifts and Donuts — The
men’s fitness competition is 8:30 a.m. to noon
Race for the Cause — The 10K and 5K run Saturday, June 15, behind Soto Physical Fitness
and walk benefiting #EndAIDS is 7 a.m. Center. Otional parent and child event. Open
Saturday, June 8, at ADP El Paso, 7651 San to public. Information: 744-5790.
Felipe. Registration: $25; at raceadventuresun-
limited.com. La Fe 5K — The 26th annual Father’s Day
Community Health 5K run and 5K walk are
‘Foam Wonderland’ Block Party — 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at La Fe Cultural
GTA headlines the biggest touring Foam Party and Technology Center. Information: 545-
across the country “Sunken Savage” Tour at 6 7190. Register at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, June 8, in Downtown
El Paso on Main, with special guests Herobust, Dance for Dreams — Dance for Dreams
DublDads and Monxx. Tickets: $20; $30 VIP. hosts a fundraiser at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June
Information: foamwonderland.com. 22, at Shundo Studio, 120 Paragon, Suite 201.

— El Paso’s pro-
Admission: $15;. Information: (704) 293-4307,
El Paso Locomotive FC dancefordreamsfoundation.org.
fessional soccer team hosts LA Galaxy II at 7:30
p.m. Saturday, June 8; and the Las Vegas Lights Mission Valley Duathlon — Race El Paso’s
FC at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at USAT-sanctioned 5K run/20K bike/5K run at 7
Southwest University Park. Tickets: $5 to $49. a.m. Sunday, June 23, at Tigua Recreation &
Information: 235-GOAL or Wellness Center, 11200 Santos Sanchez.
eplocomotivefc.com. Registration at raceelpaso.com/mission-valley.

El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA EPCC 50th Anniversary Gala — El Paso
baseball team plays home games at Southwest Community College’s gala event is at 6 p.m.
University Park in Downtown El Paso. Tickets: Friday, June 28, at 9050 Viscount. Information:
$11-$30. Information: 533-BASE or epcc.edu/50.
EPChihuahuas.com.
Pride Gala — Borderland Rainbow Center
• June 12-14: New Orleans Baby Cakes
hosts the event 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June
• June 15-18: Oklahoma City Dodgers
29, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4001 E
• June 25-28: Sacramento River Cats
Paisano. Tickets: $100; borderlandrainbow.org.
• June 29-July 3: Fresno Grizzlies
Information: 263-4623.
Olga’s Ballet — Olga’s Russian Ballet El Paso Ice Cream Festival — El Paso
School’s 10th anniversary annual performance
Live hosts the family event Sunday, June 30, in
is 6 p.m. Friday, June 14, at UTEP’s Magoffin
Convention Center Plaza, Downtown. Tickets
Auditorium. Tickets: $12, $14 and $16.
at icecreamfestep.com.
Information: 408-3405 or balletelpaso.com.

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