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Your monthly guide to community


entertainment, recreation & culture

Tales
from
Camp
Summer camp
builds memories
for campers
and camp
leaders
Page 19

‘Graduate’
at Playhouse
Stage version of
landmark 1967
film presented
by El Paso
Playhouse
Page 32

Farm Museum
showcases
varied artists
NM museum
highlights work
by Peter Hurd,
Dinah Swan.
Page 25

JUNE
Summer Fun Guide!
Our 14th annual
On the cover:
‘A Desert Can Be Beautiful’

2019
by Carolyn Paez

Camps, classes & more Pages 19-22


Her “squared” art is on exhibit at the

www.epscene.com
Grant County Art Gallery in Silver City.
Information: carolyn46teach@gmail.com
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JUNE
Family festival” with special guest Daniel Tiger Hearse and Classic Car Show and
from PBS Kids’ hit series “Daniel Tiger’s Shine — Calaveritas and El Paso Funeral

INDEX
Neighborhood” noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June Museum, 6111 S. Desert, host their first-ever,
june 2019 8, at Bassett Place, 6101 Gateway West. Local
businesses and organizations serving families
family-friendly hearse exhibit and classic car
show and shine noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, June
will host information booths and interactive 15, with free museum tours, food truck, local
ROUNDUP areas. Guests can meet and take photos with
Daniel Tiger. Live performances on stage
artists and vendors and more. Admission is
free. Information: 209-0097, elpasofuneralmu- Roundup 3-10
throughout the event. Admission is free. seum.com or on Facebook. Behind the Scene 4
Information: kcostv.org. Scene Spotlight 4
Sun City PrideFest 2019 — El Paso Sun
Young guests can get stickers for each booth
City Pride’s 12th anniversary festival is 2 p.m. Here’s the Ticket 10-12
they visit; once they visit 20 information
booths, they can turn in their sticker sheet for to midnight Saturday, June 22, parking lot near Music 13-14
raffle prizes. EPIC, 510 N. Stanton, in honor of LGBTQI Dance 14
Viva Juárez 15
Month, with performances to be announced.
UTEP Alumni Pick-Nic — The 8th annual Tickets: $20 general admission; VIP cost to be
UTEP alumni gathering is 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, announced. All ages event. Information, reser- History Lessons 15
June 8, at Memorial Park Reserve, 3200 vations: (615) 603-2122 or epscp.org. Sports 16-17
Copper, with swimming, zumba, jumping bal- PrideFest events run throughout June with bar El Paso FishNet 18
loon, watermelon eating contest, and DJ music. crawls, pool parties, events at the zoo, Taking a Look Back 18
Miner alumni, family and friends are welcome.
Feature:
Chihuahuas and Locomotives games, live enter-
Tickets: $10; $8 UTEP students and children tainment and more. Sunday Splash Party is 10
Billy the Kid Festival — San Elizario age 12 and younger. Available at a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Wet n’ Wild. Tales from Camp 19
Historic Art District hosts the 10th annual festi- alumni.utep.edu/pick-nic. Information at alum- Special guest is DJ Ryan Kenny from Los Summer Fun for Kids 19-22
val noon to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday, May ni.utep.edu or on Facebook. Angeles. Admission: $45 online; $50 at the gate At the Museum 23-24
31-June 2, in San Elizario. The event cele-
brates Billy the Kid’s visit to San Elizario in St. Anthony’s Day Celebration — The ($25 age 4-12, and $15 age 0-3).
Gallery Talk 25
1876 to break out a friend from the old El Paso annual “Día de San Antonio” commemoration Miss El Paso USA — The pageants for Miss SW Art Scene 26-27
County Jail. Admission is free. Information: of the feast day of the reservation’s patron saint El Paso USA and the Miss El Paso Teen USA Nature 28-29
is Thursday, June 13, at Ysleta del Sur
Keep on Bookin'
are 8 p.m. Friday (preliminaries) and Saturday
851-0093, billythekidfestival.com, or sanelizari-
Reservation, 131 S. Zaragoza Road. Feast is 29
(finals), June 28-29, at UTEP’s Magoffin
ohistoricdistrict.org.
noon to 1:30 p.m. The celebration, primarily Auditorium. Ticket information: Laura’s Film Scene 30-31
The original play “Billy The Kid 1876” is pre-
sented on the Main Street Stage both days. religious in nature, is free and open to the pub- Productions, 845-2894, 820-3734, lauraspro- On Stage 32
lic. Information: 859-8053 or ysletadelsur- ductions.com or elpasopageants.com. Stage Talk 32
Horizon City Chili Cook Off — Horizon
June Preview
pueblo.org.
City American Legion hosts its Chili Cook Off El Paso Ice Cream Festival — El Paso 33
Preparations begin in early morning, with a
Saturday, June 1, at 1300 Horizon, in Horizon Mass at 8 a.m. the Ysleta Mission, and a proces- Live hosts the family event Sunday, June 30, in Liner Notes 34
City. Turn in at 2 p.m. Information: alhorizonci- sion bearing St. Anthony’s image immediately Convention Center Plaza, Downtown, with a
tytx598.org. following. Dancing continues all day 10:30 a.m. variety of ice cream and other frozen treats, Advertiser Index 34
Be My Neighbor Day — KCOS, El Paso’s
to 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to watch, but gelato, churro splits, snow cones, a toppings
Scene User’s Guide 28
public television station, hosts its “Kids and
photographs should be taken only with permis- Subscription Form 34
sion. Bring folding chairs. Please see Page 5

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F
sion June 15 at Richard Burges Library. or most of my life I’ve avoided
Page 15. doctors — partly because I’ve been
very healthy and partly because I’m
Radford School Summer Camp — cheap. When I went on Medicare last
Radford School hosts summer camps for age year I decided to turn over a new leaf and
3-10 are June 3-28 with swimming, reading get a physical each year, along with any
and math, field trips and more. Page 17. other recommended tests. So last year, for
example, I finally had a colonoscopy.
Scene Spotlight highlights events ‘Wellness from Within’ — Rio Grande This year I asked my primary physician
advertised in this issue. Cancer Foundation hosts a six-week class to refer me to a cardiologist for a routine
series on physical, mental and emotional well- heart checkup. One reason was that my
EP Parks and Recreation — El Paso Parks ness Saturdays beginning June 8. Page 21. blood pressure had been going up; the
and Recreation Department hosts its Club other was that my dad suffered a major
Rec Summer Camp for ages 6-12 June 18- ‘The Graduate’ — El Paso Playhouse pres- heart attack at age 51, had triple bypass
Aug. 10 at various recreation centers ents the play based on the hit movie by Buck surgery at age 63 and was killed by
throughout the city. Page 36. Henry, Terry Johnson, Charles Webb and another heart attack at age 75.
Pre-school Mini Summer Camp is June 1- Calder Willingham June 14-30. Directed by scribe any drugs, except to recommend
The first thing they did at the cardiolo-
Aug. 31 at Galatzan and Veterans centers. Frieda Voeks. Page 7. that I take a baby aspirin daily.
gist’s office was to give me an EKG.
Aquatics leagues and Learn to Swim classes When the doctor came in, he took a look As good as this news was, it’s hard not
are offered throughout the summer at city Crossland Gallery — Showing through to think about without some sadness. In
at the results and said, “Well, it looks like
pools. June 21 at the El Paso Art Association’s the middle of my testing, I called my
gallery is “Hello Beautiful” EPAA members
you’ve already had a heart attack.”
That was news to me because I had not friend Bob Wiggs to talk to him about all
El Paso Live! — Page 35. exhibit. Page 31.
experienced any symptoms remotely this heart stuff — he had a heart attack
Showing at the Plaza Theatre: Entries are being taken through June 19
resembling what I considered to be symp- two or three years ago and had a stent put
• June 7: El Paso 2 Day Movie Challenge for “American Expression” showing June
toms of a heart attack. In fact, for the past in. Bob, a retired dentist and total fitness
film screening and awards 28-Aug. 2 with reception June 28.
12 years, I’ve hardly gone more than a addict, didn’t slow down much after that
• June 8: Mario Aguilar “¿Celosa Yo?
‘Closer than Ever’ — The Forum Theatre few days without running or cycling. The happened. He got back into cycling and
¡Jamas!”
presents Maltby and Shire’s musical revue EKG wasn’t definitive, the doctor said, his hardcore gym workouts.
Alfresco! Fridays are at Convention Center
June 27-July 7, at EPCC’s Transmountain but he explained that people often suffer Bob and his wife Cheryl had just moved
Plaza:
• June 7: La Sonora Blu campus. Page 9. “silent” heart attacks with very few to their new second home in Durango
• June 14: Sweet Nadine symptoms. A sudden vomiting attack or Colo. The day after we talked, he called
• June 21: Rust Hal Marcus Gallery — Showing through just feeling tired can be symptoms of a me back to tell me he had bought me a
• June 28: Mainstreet July 26 is “Nudes & More,” works by 15 mild attack. book on fitness that his personal trainer
Viva! El Paso runs Fridays and Saturdays artists. Closing reception is July 25. Page 5. So I had to go through more tests, in Durango had written. Then on May 4
June 14-July 27 at McKelligon Canyon including a nuclear stress test (in which Bob suffered a major heart attack while
Amphitheatre. ‘Pirates of Penzance’ — Gilbert & Sullivan radioactive dye is injected into my vein riding his bike in the Rockies between
Company of El Paso presents its 50th to track blood flow before and after exer- Durango and Purgatory. He died immedi-
Magic Morning Market — The indoor and anniversary production July 19-28 at First cise) and echocardiogram (basically an ately, despite efforts by fellow cyclists to
outdoor market are June 1 and July 6 at Presbyterian Church. Page 14. ultrasound examination of the heart). revive him. He would have been 78 this
The Marketplace at Placita Santa Fe, with It took about five weeks before I got the month.
vendor, music and more. Page 35. Southern New Mexico results. The diagnosis was still that I So when I think about myself maybe
probably had suffered a mild heart attack dodging a bullet when it comes to heart
Magoffin Home State Historic Site Silver City events — Silver City is the site since there was some scarring of the disease, I realize that no matter how
December events: Page 8. for the both cultural and artistic celebrations heart, but there was no significant impair- healthy we are and how much we exer-
• June 1: Cooking Class (chicken salad) during the summer. Page 3. ment of heart function or any major cise and eat right, life does not come with
• June 8 and 22: Free Yoga Fiesta Latina is Jun 21-23 at Western New blockage of arteries. guarantees. But we still have to do our
• June 12: Braintrust Bag Lunch on “Why Mexico University with artisans, music, Meanwhile, I treated the original diag- best.
Yoga Works for Kids” dance, food and tequila tasting. nosis as a message to get serious about A few days before Bob’s memorial serv-
• June 15: Victorian Sci-Fi Book & Tea Club The Clay Festival is July 15-21 with nutrition, so I tried to cut out a lot of the ice, Cheryl came by my house and
• June 20: Make-A-Thing (garden stepping demonstrations, exhibits and workshops. sodium in my diet and eliminate nearly dropped off the book Bob had bought for
stones). all junk food, losing 10 pounds in the me. It’s full of great tips on exercise and
Fountain Theatre — Mesilla Valley Film process. My blood pressure also went nutrition, and I hope it will continue to
Eckankar events — Eckankar: The Path to Society’s theatre on the Plaza in historic Old down and the doctor did not even pre- inspire me to stay healthy.
Spiritual Freedom hosts a Light and Sound Mesilla shows independent, art, foreign and

June 2019
Service June 1, and a Spiritual Book discus- other non-mainstream films. Page 31.

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June Roundup Inn of the Mountain Gods Fireworks
Extravaganza — The Resort and Casino is
Cont’d from Page 3
in Mescalero, N.M. (near Ruidoso), will cele-
brate Independence Day 3 to 11 p.m. to mid-
bar, live music, ice cream-inspired arts, con-
night Thursday, July 4, with food, live enter-
tests, food trucks, and more. Tickets available
tainment 3 to 10:30 p.m. and family activities,
at icecreamfestep.com.
concluding with a fireworks display over Lake
Last Thursdays Gallery Crawl — The Mescalero. Admission is free. Wrist bands for
Downtown monthly evening gallery crawl and concessions; jumping balloons: $10. Free shut-
art market includes nearly two dozen pubs, tle ends at midnight. No outside food or drink
restaurants, stores and galleries 6 to 10 p.m. permitted. Information: 1-877-277-4577 or
the final Thursday of the month (June 27). El innofthemountaingods.com.
Paso Streetcar will extend its hours during
these events. Admission is free to most events.
Mesilla Independence Day — The annual
fireworks display begins around 9 p.m.
Information: facebook.com/EPDAD.
Thursday, July 4, at the historic old Mesilla
Plaza. Bring a lawn chair; no pets or alcohol.
Independence Day
Live music and food vendors, 6 to 9 p.m.
Admission is free. Information: (575) 524-3262,
Fourth of July at Ascarate Park — El ext. 116 or mesillanm.gov.
Paso County Parks & Recreation hosts day-long
Silver City Independence Day — The
activities Thursday, July 4, at Ascarate Park,
annual parade, “Made in the USA — Built to
6900 Delta, with food trucks, live music and
Laugh,” is 10 Thursday, July 4, snaking down
fireworks over the lake. Information: 771-2380,
Pope, Bullard, Broadway, Hudson and 12th
epcountyparks.com and on Facebook.
Street in Silver City. Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
La Viña Fourth of July Picnic — The precedes the event in Gough Park; activities
winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, and entertainment throughout the day.
N.M., will host its 21st annual picnic 11 a.m. to Fireworks at dusk. Information: (575) 538-3785
6 p.m. Thursday, July 4, featuring musical or silvercity.org.
entertainment. Bring a picnic or buy a ham- Silver City Museum’s 36th annual Ice Cream
burger or hot dog from K&B Barbeque. Social is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in museum’s court-
Croquet, badminton and a water slide. Wine, yard, with refreshments, live music, Cake
soda, water and wine margaritas for sale. No Walk, traditional children’s games and more.
coolers or pets. Admission is free. Visitors may
bring their own lawn chairs. Information: (575)
882-7632 or lavinawinery.com.
Southern New Mexico
Great High Mountain Bed Race and
West Side Independence Day Parade
Green Chile Cookoff — The 3rdd annual
— The Rotary Club of El Paso’s 23rd annual
event benefiting High Mountain Youth Project
Independence Day parade begins at 9 a.m. to
is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1 in Ruidoso.
noon. Thursday, July 4, at Western Hills
Race begins at 9:30 a.m. with chile cookoff and
Church, 530 Thunderbird. This year’s theme is
games at Zipline Park. Information: highmoun-
“Hip Hip Hooray for the USA” and the Grand
tainyouth.org or visitruidoso.com.
Marshal is Sun Bowl Executive Director Bernie
A Bed Race Parade is 9 a.m. beginning at the
Olivas. The 2.6-mile parade route will go from
corner of Sudderth Drive and Eagle Drive
the church down Shadow Mountain, then up
through Midtown.
Mesa to Coronado High School. Information:
474-4241, july4parade.com or on Facebook. Western BBQ and Street Dance —
Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110
Cloudcroft July 4th — Cloudcroft’s
New York, in Alamogordo, N.M. hosts its 3rd
Independence Day weekend activities are
annual western barbecue and street dance
Saturday, June 29, with the annual parade at 4
Saturday, June 1, at Patrons Hall, 1106 New
p.m., with a street dance on Burro Avenue 7 to
York, next to the center. Cookout dinner is 6
11 p.m. featuring music by Tell Runyan.
to 7:30 p.m. with music by Piano Man. Street
Information: coolcloudcroft.com
follows 8:30 to 11 p.m. featuring music by
Melodrama performances of “Doc Doc
Remember Then, a silent auction, vintage art,
Goose” are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July
swing demos and dance contests. Dress is ’50s
6-7, presented by the Cloudcroft Light Opera
to ’70s Retro. Cost: $25 dinner and dance.
Company.
Beer and wine cash bar offered. Raffle drawings
Las Cruces Independence Day cele- for cash prize. Information: (575) 437-2202 or
brations — Night Ranger headlines the 4th flickingercenter.com.
of July Celebration Wednesday and Thursday,
Elephant Butte Chili Challenge — The
July 3-4, which includes the annual Electric
27th annual cook-off is 5 p.m. until the chili is
Light Parade, Street Fest and fireworks display.
gone Saturday, June 8, at the Elephant Butte
Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2550,
Community Center. Area cooks compete to
(575) 646-5981 or las-cruces.org. Sponsored
have the best and hottest red and green chili in
by City of Las Cruces and NMSU.
the southwest. Awards at 7:30 p.m., DJ music
The Electric Light Parade, “America Rocks” is
until 9 p.m. Proceeds will benefit local charities.
9 p.m. Wednesday, July 3. Information: (575)
Park admission fee applies; plus $2 per chili
541-2550.
sample. Entry fee for participants is $20 to $60.
The Electric 5K and One-Mile Fun Run at pre-
Information: (505) 604-5046 or on Facebook.
cedes the parade at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Information: lascrucesrunningclub.com. El Sombrero Taco Eating Contest — El
Independence Day celebration and concert Sombrero Patio Café hosts the 2nd annual
with Night Ranger is 8 p.m. Thursday, July 4. Taco Eating Contest 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday,
Opening performer (6 p.m.) is ukulele virtuoso June 11, on the Plaza de Las Cruces, on Main
Jake Shimabukuro at Sisbarro Community Park, Street, Las Cruces, with live music, perform-
3205 Arrowhead on the NMSU campus, fol- ances, food trucks, vendors and a beer and
lowed by fireworks at 9:45 p.m. Gates open at margarita tent. Entertainment includes
4 p.m. Food vendors on site; no grilling, per- Maricachi Alma de Jalisco, demonstrations by
sonal fireworks, alcohol, RV’s or overnight Luchador wrestlers and Diamantes del Valle
parking allowed.
Please see Page 6

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June Roundup at Nichols Ranch and Orchard, 236 Competition Thursday through Saturday, June Street dance featuring Calle 66 is 8 to 10 p.m.
Cottonwood Canyon, seven miles east of La 20-22, at Spaceport America, outside Truth or Friday, June 21. Tickets: $16.
Cont’d from Page 5
Luz, N.M. with cherries and cherry products, Consequences Rocket teams come from all Little Joe y La Familia concert is 9 p.m.
cherry picking, live music, food and drinks, beer over the country and around the world. Gates Saturday, June 22. Tickets: $31 in advance;
Ballet Folklorico. Admission and contest partici-
and wine garden, petting zoo, and more. open to the public 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spectator $35 at the door.
pation is free. Information: (575) 642-8338.
Admission is free. Information: (575) 430-7953 passes are good for four days: $45 ($50 with Tequila tasting is 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Contest participants will be provided an
or on Facebook at nicholsranch1882. award ceremony) for age 17 and older. Adult Tickets: $26 for 10 tastings; commemorative
unlimited amount of tacos to eat in a limited
one-day pass is $12 per day. Children are $5. tequilero for $5 with purchase of ticket. Ages
amount of time. When the time is up, the per- Raft the Rio Festival — Kiwanis Club of 21 and over only.
Information: spaceportamericacup.com.
son that ate the most tacos will be proclaimed Las Cruces hosts the Raft Race at 10 a.m.
From El Paso, take 1-10 to Las Cruces, then
the Taco King (or Queen) of Las Cruces, and Saturday, June 15, beginning at La Llorona Juneteenth — Doña Ana County NAACP
1-25 to Exit 32 and continue on the County
will win a year’s supply of El Sombrero tacos, a Park beneath the Picacho Street bridge, in Las presents a celebration of Juneteenth at 6 p.m.
Road about 25 miles to the Spaceport.
cash prizes. Participants can register at El Cruces, and finishing at the Calle de Norte Friday, June 21, at the Rio Grande Theatre,
Kick-off conference is Tuesday, June 18, at
Sombrero Patio Café, 363 Espina. bridge in Mesilla. Cash prizes for first to finish, 211 N. Main, Las Cruces, featuring music by
Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E.
best use of recycled materials, least likely to fin- local musicians and choirs. Doors open at 5:30
First New Mexico Bank Wild Wild ish, and most spirited crew. Theme is “Pirates
University. Spectators are invited to see the
p.m. Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-
West Pro Rodeo — The 29th annual PRCA of the Rio Grande.”
rockets displayed and interact with the rocket
2290 or riograndetheatre.org.
Rodeo rides into Silver City 8 p.m. Wednesday teams. Admission is free.
All crew members must have and wear a life
through Saturday, June 12-15, at Southwest
jacket. Registration: $20 in advance through
Flight preparation day for teams is San Juan Fiesta — The annual fiesta and
Horseman’s Park, U.S. 180 East (at Caballero Wednesday, June 19. Gates open to the public turtle derby is Friday through Sunday June 21-
June 12; $35 day of event (for two sailors), $5
Road). Performances begin at 8 p.m.; doors at 11 a.m. with spectator pass. 23 at the Shrine and Parish of Our Lady of
each for additional crew members (must all be
open at 6:30 p.m. with mutton bustin’ at 7:30 Guadalupe in Tortugas, N.M., near Las Cruces.
age 13 or older). A kids division is also offered. Festival of Quilts — The Southern New
p.m. Tickets: $15 in advance (starting June 4); Information: Parish office, (575) 526-8171 or
Registration: kiwanis-lascruces.org. Information: Mexico Festival of Quilts is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
$18 at the gate. Information: (575) 534-5030 , on Facebook at SanJuanFiestaTortugasNM.
(410) 925-9126 northcuttjb@comcast.net. Friday and Saturday, June 21-22, at the Otero
silvercityprorodeo.com or on Facebook. The 14th annual Tortugas Open Golf
County Fairgrounds in Alamogordo, N.M. This
Full Moon Nights — White Sands National Tournament is 8 a.m. Friday.
Fiesta in The Clouds — Sacred Heart Monument, 15 miles southwest of Alamogordo,
year’s 10th celebrates the event’s 10th anniver-
A Rummage sale is 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mission’s annual event in honor of the Sacred sary. Various quilt classes offered June 19-22.
N.M., on U.S. 70, presents a performance by Saturday and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Heart Feast Day celebration is noon to 6 p.m. Admission: $7 one-day; $10 two-day.
1st Armored Division Old Ironsides Band at A Tardeada with live music by UnLyshed is 8
Saturday, June 15, at Sacred Heart Mission, Information: (575) 437-4880 or snmfq.com.
8:30 p.m. Monday, June 17, as part of its p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 22. Doors
205 James Canyon Highway in Cloudcroft,
monthly full moon programs that run May Fiesta Latina — A weekend of Latin cul- open at 7 p.m. Cost: $6; cash bar available.
N.M. Admission is free. Information: (575) 430-
through October. Programs are free with regu- tures, rhythms, flavors and artisans from Information: (575) 526-4003.
0034 or sacredheartcatholiccloudcroft.org
lar park admission fees. White Sands entrance around the world Friday though Sunday, June The Fiesta is 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, June
The traditional procession, with prayer and
fees $10 per person; $20 per vehicle; and $15 21-23, at Old James Stadium at Western New 23, with the 31st annual San Juan Turtle Derby
devotion through the mountain village, begins
per motorcycle. Information: (575) 479-6124, Mexico University in Silver City, N.M. Fiesta at 2 p.m. (registration is 11 a.m.). Food booths,
at 10 a.m. followed by Mass. Enchilada dinner
ext. 236 or (575) 679-2599, ext. 232; or go to VIP pass is $66 for all ticketed events; available live music, raffles and more.Dance/tardeada is 3
noon to 6 p.m. at Otero County Electric Co-
nps.gov/whsa. at fiestalatina.org. Information: (575) 538-6469. to 7 p.m. with music by Animmo.
Op, 404 Burro Ave. Cost: $7 per plate
The Artisan Mercado is 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 Take I-10 to Las Cruces, exit on University
(includes drink). Spaceport America Cup — Experimental and go under the freeway; turn left at stop sign
a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sounding Rocket Association and the Spaceport
Nichols Ranch Cherry Festival — The Sunday. Admission is free. Other free offerings and continue on Main-. Turn left on Tortugas

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June Roundup West Texas
Cont’d from Page 6 Agave Festival Marfa — The annual festi-
val celebrating the agave and its influence on
culture through food, film, music and science is
Brewdoso — Ruidoso’s 2nd annual festival June 1-9 in Marfa, with talks, tours, tastings
featuring New Mexico craft beer and wine is and other presentations. Most events are free;
noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. reservations encouraged for many talks.
Sunday, June 22-23, at Wingfield Park, 801 Information: agavemarfa.com.
Resort Drive, featuring brews, wines and spirits A performance by William Tyler is 7:30 to 9
from around New Mexico. Proceeds benefit p.m. Monday, June 3, at the Crowley Theater,
the community of Ruidoso. Tickets: $20 one 98 S. Austin. Tickets: $10.
day; $30 weekend in advance at Fiesta del Barrio and Fourth of July —
eventbrite.com. Information: ruidosomain- The Independence Day event and all-day
street.com. neighborhood party is 11 a.m. to midnight
Fiber Fiesta — Creations produced by local Saturday, June 29, between S. 10th and
fiber artists are featured at the inaugural event Murphy Street, and in Medina Park in Alpine,
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at NM Texas with community celebration and extend-
Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 ed Alpine family reunion. Information: (432)
Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. Demonstrations 837-5539, (432) 294-2398 or visitalpinetx.com.
include spinning, knitting, quilting, Colcha The annual July 4th parade is 5 to 11 p.m.
embroidery, tatting, bobbin lacing, several Thursday, July 4, with annual parade, fire-
types of weaving, and more. Museum admis- works display, a car show, live music
sion is free during the event. Information: (575) Fort Davis Independence Day
522-4100 or nmfarmandranchmuseum.org. Weekend — The West Texas town hosts its
Local fiber groups will have informational annual “Coolest 4th of July Celebration” July
booths and demonstrations, and the documen- 4-6 in Fort Davis. Vendors and entertainment
tary video “Colcha Circle: A Stitch in Northern on the Courthouse Square are noon to 6 p.m.
New Mexico Culture” will be shown. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and
Food trucks, and a craft activity for the chil- Saturday, with a parade and dance Saturday.
dren are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Health & Fitness Admission is free. Information: (432) 426-3015,
Expo is at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 1-800-524-3015 or fortdavis.com.
Mescalero Apache Ceremonial & The Great Gunfight reenactment is Friday,
Rodeo — The Mescalero Reservation hosts July 5, with fireworks that evening.
Indian dances and rodeo performances
Thursday through Sunday, July 4-7, on the Bazaars and fairs
Mescalero Rodeo Grounds in Mescalero, N.M.
Native dances, arts and crafts and food ven- Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert
dors featured daily. Dinner served at 5 p.m. Crossing — The 18th annual market summer
nightly. Rodeo at 1 p.m. Rodeo admission: $10 hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays through
($5 age 6-12; free age 5 and younger). Dance Sept. 28 at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One
and night activities admission: $7 ($3 children). Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. with
Information: (575) 464-4494 or mescaleroapa- local farmers, meat producers, honey, salsa,
chetribe.com. jams and jellies, and local artisans. Well
The 39th annual parade, “Honoring all Native behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch avail-
Women” is 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, with a able for purchase. Information: (575) 589-
dance at dusk at Inn of the Mountain Gods. 0653, ext. 3, farmersmarketadc@outlook.com,
Information: (575) 937-2307. ardovinos.com or on Facebook at
FarmersMarket.
Smokey Bear Stampede — The 63rd Cooking Fresh with Chef Patrick Rosser is
annual celebration is Thursday through Sunday, 10:30 a.m. June 8.
July 4-7, in Capitan, N.M. about 20 miles
north of Ruidoso. Ranch rodeo is 1 p.m. daily, Magic Morning Market — The
with traditional rodeos nightly at 7 p.m. Goat Marketplace at Placita Santa Fe, 5034
roping and other events also planned each day. Doniphan, hosts an indoor and outdoor market
Rodeo admission: $10 general admission; $6 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month
age 6-12 and seniors 65 and older. Information: (June 1, July 6), with vendors, music, face
(575) 354-2202, smokeybearstampede.com or painting, yoga and a special breakfast menu at
on Facebook. Magic Bistro. Information: 585-9296.
Rodeo dances are 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. nightly Silver City Farmers Market — The mar-
with live or DJ music. Admission: $5. ket runs 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday in the
Capitan Fourth of July parade is 10 a.m. Main Street Plaza (intersection of 7th and
Thursday, fireworks that evening approximate- Bullard). Information: (575) 536-9681 or sil-
ly 10:30 p.m., following the rodeo perform- vercityfarmersmarket.info.
ance. BBQ Cook-off held during the day. The market is also year round 10 a.m. to 1
Roswell UFO Festival 2019 — The annu- p.m. Wednesdays, at the ACE Hardware/Grant
al celebration, marking the 72nd anniversary of County Convention Center Parking Lot, US
the 1947 “UFO crash” near Roswell, is Friday 180 at the 32nd St Bypass.
through Sunday, July 5-7, at the Roswell Our Lady of Guadalupe — 127 W Main in
Convention and Visitors Center, 912 N. Main, Fabens, hosts its annual kermes Friday through
and other locations in Roswell, N.M. The four- Sunday, June 7-9. Information: 764-3942.
day event features guest speakers, celebrity
appearances authors, vendors, live entertain- Santa Lucia Kermes — Santa Lucia
ment, family friendly activities and carnivals, as Catholic Church will host its annual fundraising
well as costume contests for adults, children Gran Kermes Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9,
and pets. Most events are free; nominal charge at the church grounds at 518 Gallagher, with
for UFO Museum admission. Information: 1- food, drinks, games and more. Admission and
800-822-3545, ufofestivalroswell.com or on parking is free. Information: 592-5245.
Facebook at Roswell UFO Festival.
915 Pop-Up Market — The Outlet
The Xcel Energy UFO Light Parade is 9 p.m.
Saturday, July 6, from 9th to 3rd Street. This
year’s theme is “Believe.” Please see Page 8

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June Roundup 13-14, at the El Maida Shrine Temple, 6331 awareness, compassion, healing, prevention
Alabama. Includes new, used and antique education, and encouraging support and funding Geeks Who Drink — The homegrown Pub
Cont’d from Page 7
firearms and accessories, knives, coins, for organizations assisting people living with Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and
Southwest jewelry, military surplus and col- AIDS. The display is free and open to the pub- the UK, host quiz nights at various locations in
Shoppes features the market 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
lectibles. Food concessions available. lic. Information: Borderland Rainbow Center at El Paso. Themed quizzes also held periodically.
selected days each month, with more than 35
Admission: $6 (under 10 free). Age 18 and 263-4623 or visit borderlandrainbow.org. Participation is free for most events.
vendors in arts and crafts, handmade cosmetics,
younger must be accompanied by a parent or Information, registration: geekswhodrink.com.
specialty foods, custom drinkware, baked Community Cleanup events — El Paso Schedule subject to change:
legal guardian. Information: 241-1761.
goods, beef jerky, specialty candy and treats. County Public Works hosts free community
• Glass Half Full Tap Room at Alamo
June’s markets are June 15 and 29. Downtown Artist and Farmers Market cleanups for the community to dispose of
Drafthouse, 250 E. Montecillo, 5 p.m. Sundays
Information: theoutletshoppesatelpaso.com. — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural unwanted waste on their property or in their
and 7 p.m. Tuesdays.
The market will also feature specialty foods, Affairs Department’s market for area artists homes. Passenger tires, bulk trash, and elec-
• Happy’s Barley & Vine, 7 p.m. Mondays.
live music, a free play area for children, an and regionally grown agricultural products is 9 tronic waste will be accepted. See
• Joe Vinny & Bronson’s Bohemian Cafe, 8
interactive fountain and patio bar. a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in the Union Plaza epcounty.com/publicworks/default.htm for
p.m. Mondays.
District along Anthony Street. Information: what items will be accepted. Dropoffs begin at
Mission Trail Art Market — Area artisans 8 a.m. and continue until capacity is reached.
• Border City Ale House, 1506 Lee Trevino,
212-1780 or elpasoartsandculture.org.
and craftspeople display their fine arts and and Craft & Social, 305 E Franklin, 8 p.m.
June drop off locations:
crafts for their 11th season 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market • June 1: 14698 Van Lane, at East Montana,
Thursdays
on the third Sunday of the month March — More than 230 permanent vendors in arts, • Thunderbird Taproom at Whole Foods, 100
and 7551 Bosque in Canutillo
through November (June 16) in the historic crafts, produce, baked goods and other food Pitt, 7 p.m. Thursdays.
• June 29: 1331 N. Fabens, in Fabens, and
Veteran’s Memorial Plaza in San Elizario, with items are offered at the market 8:30 a.m. to 1
1002 Tiffany, in Westway. ‘Caffeine and Octane’ Cruise-ins —
arts and crafts, music, reenactments, food and p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays along a 7-block
Southwest Classic Car Club and the Coyote
more. Pets welcome. Admission is free. area of Main Street, Downtown. Information: P3 Continuing Education Courses — Cobras host their monthly cruise-ins beginning
Information: 851-0093 or missiontrailartmar- (575) 541-2288 or lascrucesfarmersmarket.org. Registration for UTEP’s Professional and Public
at 9 a.m. the second Saturday of the month
ket.com. Programs (P3) is at 101 W. Robinson, for con-
Upper Valley Artists and Farmers tinuing education classes 9 a.m. to noon during
(June 8) in the parking lot of Western
Gran Kermes de la Parroquia de San Market — The artist and farmers market is the summer months in UTEP’s Memorial Gym,
Beverages, 6104 N. Mesa. Admission is free.
Juan Bautista — San Juan Bautista Church, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, at the Substation on
Suite 111. Classes provided as an outlet
Information: 584-8261 or swclassic.org.
5649 Dailey, celebrates its 96th Anniversary Doniphan at Sunset. Admission is free.
towards enhancing skills and developing new Eckankar programs — Eckankar in Texas
Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23, with food, Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist
interests. Some courses also offered year hosts free programs 1-3 p.m. selected
loteria, games, entertainment, and raffle. & Farmers Market.
round. Information: 747-5142 or ppp.utep.edu. Saturdays at El Paso Public Library Richard
Information: 779-1583.
Burges Branch, 9600 Dyer. Information: (703)
Yoga on the Lawn — The Fountains at
Sportscard and Toy Collectible Show Something for everyone Farah Promenade Amphitheater host a free
434-1196 or eckankar-texas.org.
— The trading card and toy show is 10 a.m. to • June 1: The Healing Sound of HU, EKC Light
9 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at Sunland Park Mall,
AIDS Memorial Quilt — Block from the yoga class 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday
& Sound Serice
internationally celebrated AIDS Memorial Quilt, through June. Guests are encouraged to bring
hosted by J & M Sportscards. Information: 222- • June 15: ECK Wisdom on Health and
which commemorates the lives of people lost mats. Information: 225-3600,
5458 or 238-4573. Healing, discussion on books by Harold Klemp.
to AIDS, will be on view June 1-30 at the El fountainsatfarah.com.
Provost Gun Show — The El Maida Paso Museum of History and the El Paso El Paso Crohns & Autoimmune
AIM Convention — Texas Western
Provost Guard gun, small antique and Museum of Art. The quilt, which was nominat- Disease Support Group — The support
Jurisdiction Church of God in Christ hosts its
Southwest art show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ed for a Nobel Peace Prize, illustrates the group meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of the
2019 Auxiliaries in Ministry (AIM) Convention
Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July impact of the AIDS pandemic, promoting month (June 18) on the campus of Tech
June 4-8, at it COGIC, 5928 Trowbridge. This
University Health Sciences Center, 4800
year’s theme is “Rooted.” Services begin at 7
Alberta, in the Paul Foster Education Building,
p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, with Music
Room 211. Parking available next to the clinic
and Youth Convention 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.
(on left). Information: Carrie Wilkie, (214) 708-
Information: TWJCOGIC.org or on Facebook.
2989, ccwilkie@elpasocrohns.com.
WWII/D-Day Commemorative
Celebration — The Benavidez-Patterson “All
Airborne” Chapter of the 82nd Airborne
For a good cause
Division Association, Inc. commemorates the Mental Health Gala — National Alliance of
75th anniversary of D-Day at 6 p.m. Thursday, Mental Health El Paso hosts its inaugural gala at
June 6, at LTC Robert “Bob” Chisolm Park, at 6 p.m. Friday, May 31, in the El Paso
Alabama and Harrison. The event honors vet- Community Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon.
erans of all World War II Campaigns. Tickets: $75; available at namiep.org/gala.
Information: John Ceballos, 240-8104 or
JohCeb@msn.com.
Border Heroes Celebration — Las
Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center will host
‘Savoir Faire’ teen program — Joann its annual awards dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday,
Wardy School of Etiquette and Enrichment and June 1, at EPCC’s Administrative Services
El Paso Ballroom Dance Academy hosts a teen Center, 9050 Viscount. Information: las-americ-
program on dining and dancing skills June 8-9. as.org or on Facebook.
Preregistration required with (50 percent non-
refundable deposit). Cost: $350; includes four
King of the Clays Fun Shoot — Sun City
4-H Club hosts the fundraising shotgun sports
course tutorial luncheon and dance lessons.
competition 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 1,
Registration: 355-0992 or 585-0090.
at Fort Bliss Rod & Gun Club. Roy Johnson
The Dining Program is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lane, Building 3730. Cost: $60. Information:
Saturday, June 8, at El Paso Country Club,
915-491-3897 or suncity4hclub.com.
5000 Country Club Place.
The Dancing Program is 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Milagro Gala — Seattle Seahawks players
June 9, at El Paso Ballroom Dance Academy, and twin brothers Shaquem and Shaquill Griffin
7220 N. Mesa. are featured speakers for the benefit gala 6
p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 1, at El Paso
Clara’s Brass Teapot — 1071 Country
Convention Center. Proceeds benefit sick and
Club Road, Suite L
injured children at El Paso Children’s Hospital.
• “Tea Shop Talk” to learn about the art of full-
Silent auction begins at 6 p.m.; dancing until
leaf/loose tea leaves and Health Benefits. is 2
midnight following a live auction. Tickets: $150.
p.m. Sunday, June 9. Samples of teas and sand-
Information, reservations: 521-7229, ext.
wiches, scones, etc. will be served. Cost is $5.
80524, or elpasochildrensfoundation.org.
R.S.V.P. to: 300-0688 or 588-6226.
Shaquem Griffin, a former UCF star, is the
• Free workshop on CBD oil, as well as lipo-
first NFL payer with one hand, and the 2019
some technology now used in supplements
NCAA Inspiration Award winner.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 6 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, June 19. Free drawing and
refreshments. Information: Linda, 867-2986.
Please see Page 9
Page 8 El Paso Scene June 2019
June Roundup Fort Bliss Exit 0) is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (until 7 Local watercolor artist Debra Vance will show
p.m. weekends). Tickets at the gate: $24.99, her work in a “Meet the Artist” event Sunday,
Cont’d from Page 8 Monti Warrior Zone Tournaments — plus tax; $21.99 kids under 48 inches tall; $4.99 June 9. Wiseman’s Garden Creations will also
The recreation center is at 21171 Medic Ave age 1-3; free for babies under 1. Seniors/picnic offering tastings of their canned goods, and
Pro-Musica Soiree — El Paso Pro-Musica (east side of Fort Bliss). Entry fee per person is fee: $14.99. Information: 886-2222, Mayaluna Yarn shop will offer their items at a
Guild will host its 38th annual soiree Saturday, $15 (includes t-shirt and one drink). Open to wetwild.com or on Facebook. discounted price.
June 1, at the home of J. Kirk and Judy ages 18 and older. Information: 741-3000. Season pass is $49.99; $14.99 ages 1-3.
Robison. The event features food, music from • Sand Volleyball Tournament is 4 to 10 p.m. The Hype or Die Fest is 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
El Paso Funeral Museum — The museum
the UTEP Center for Arts Entrepreneurship, Friday, June 14. at 6111 S. Desert contains articles, memorabil-
Friday, May 31, with headliner DJ and produc-
and a live auction, including a private dinner • HORSE Basketball Tournament is 4 to 10 ia, curios and antiques that aim to educate the
er Riot Ten. Tickets: $15, plus fees at hype-
performance with Grammy-winning Artistic p.m. Saturday, June 22. community and honor the “one of man’s oldest
ofdiefest.com.
Director Zuill Bailey. All proceeds benefit El cultures, professions,” and rituals and to cele-
Dads, Deadlifts and Donuts — The Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino —
Paso Pro-Musica. Reservations: $150 ($2,000 brate the traditions of the funeral service indus-
men’s fitness competition is 8:30 a.m. to noon 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive),
table for 8). Information: 747-8163, eppm.org try. The museum also looks at the artistry of
Saturday, June 15, at the Turf Field behind Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.
or on Facebook at EPPM El Paso Pro Musica. Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Hours
Soto Physical Fitness Center. Open to all male Sunday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through
Lupus Awareness Motorcycle Run — competitors with an optional parent and child Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday and
Saturday; open Sundays on special exhibit
The 3rd annual run against lupus is 9 a.m. (ages 12-17) event, with events such as deadlift, Saturday. Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m.
weekends. Admission is free; donations wel-
Sunday, June 2, at Ramirez Pecan Farm, Tire Flip, sled push and keg toss. Pre-register everyday. General admission and parking are
come. Information: 581-0102 or elpasofuneral-
13709 N Loop in Clint. Riders depart at 10 through May at Soto or Stout PFCs. Cost is $30 free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-
museum.com.
a.m. for a ride through Clint, San Eli Fabens, (includes t-shirt); $10 extra for child. Late regis- park.com.
A Hearse Exhibit and Classic Car Show And
Tornillo and Socorro. All donations go to the tration June 6-12 is $5 extra. All competitors 21 Western Playland — The amusement park Shine co hosted by Calaveritas is noon to 6
Lupus foundation of America. Wear purple for and older can enjoy free mimosas after the is at 1249 Futurity Dr. in Sunland Park, N.M. p.m. Saturday, June 15.
the cause. Information on Facebook. event. Non-alcoholic beverages available. Open across from the racetrack. Tickets (tax not
to the public. Information: 744-5790. Indian Cliffs Ranch — The working cattle
Taste of Las Cruces — the Rotary Clubs included): $22.60 42 inches or taller or $16.97
ranch in Fabens offers a children’s zoo, buffalo,
of Las Cruces hosts an evening of sampling Aquapalooza — The 6th annual water event juniors 34 to 41 inches (pay one price); $5 non-
longhorns, deer, rattlesnake pit, movie sets and
food from several area restaurateurs 6 to 9 is noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Biggs rider admission. Individual ride tickets are
the Fort Apache playground. It’s also home to
p.m. Thursday, June 6, at Las Cruces Park on Central Fort Bliss across from the $2.50; rides are 1 or 2 tickets. Information:
the famous Cattleman’s Steakhouse.
Convention Center, 680 E. University. Centennial Banquet and Conference Center, (575) 589-3410 or westernplayland.com.
Information: (915) 544-3200 or cattle-
Proceeds from this year’s event benefit Casa de with free water fun, games, rides and slides. June hours are 3 to 10 p.m. Saturdays, 3 to 9
manssteakhouse.com.
Peregrinos. Tickets: $40; cdp.weareit.net. Face painting, snow cones, and balloon animals p.m. Sundays and 7 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesdays
Information: lascrucesrotary.org/taste or on will also be offered. Open to the public. through Fridays starting June 12. Licon Dairy — The dairy’s gift shop popular
Facebook. for its homemade asadero cheese products is at
Admission is free. Information: 588-8247, Mesa Vista Wine Tasting Room — The
bliss.armymwr.com or on Facebook at 11951 Glorieta Road in San Elizario and is open
Margarita Shake-Off — Aceitunas, 5200 new tasting room, which includes wine and
6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and
Doniphan, hosts its 8th annual event is 1 to 7 blissmwr. craft beer, is at 3200 Hwy 28 in Anthony, N.M.
6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The
p.m. Saturday, June 8, benefiting Hospice El (La Union area at NM 28 and S. Vinton Road).
dairy also features an extensive petting zoo and
Paso. Bars and bartenders compete to make El Club news Open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through
regularly stocked fishing hole. Admission is free,
Paso’s best margarita, live music, silent auction Sunday. The room also features the region’s
Doña Ana Photography Club — The with a nominal charge for fishing hole use.
and raffle prizes. Cost: $10; prizes and drink only yarn shop and local alpaca products. Live
club meets 7 to 9 p.m. selected Tuesdays at Information: 851-2705 or licondairy.com.
discounts all day. Information: 845-2277 or on music featured 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays.
Facebook. Ticket pre-sales at tinyurl.com. Southwest Environmental Center. Admission is Information: (915) 494-7248. Please see Page 10
free and the public is welcome. Information:
A Taste of the Spencer — The Spencer (575) 323-3624 or daphotoclub.org.
Theater Guild presents its 12th annual fundrais- • June 4: Presentation by Carl Maier on the
ing benefit at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at use of the “curves” image editing tool.
Spencer Theater for Performing Arts, Airport • June 18: Theme presentation on the subject
Hwy. 220 in Alto, N.M., with hors d’oeuvres of “worship” (not necessarily religious) and
(carving stations and more), fine wines, and the quarterly members’ print competition.
live and silent auctions. Tickets: $70 (all inclu- Followed by a short presentation by Anne
sive). Information/reservations: (575) 336-4800, Chase on where to photograph in July.
1-888-818-7872 or spencertheater.com.
Westside Welcome Club — Information:
EPCC 50th Anniversary Gala — El Paso westsidewelcomeclub.com.
Community College celebrates its 50th anniver- The monthly free newcomer coffee is 10 a.m.
sary at 6 p.m. Friday, June 28, at EPCC’s Friday, June 7, at Legacy at Cimarron, 6201
Administrative Service Center, Building A, 9050 Northern Pass.
Viscount, showcasing fine food, live music and The monthly luncheon is 11 a.m. Wednesday,
dancing. Proceeds support EPCC student suc- June 12, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing in
cess scholarships. Tickets: $125; $625-$1,250 Sunland Park, featuring the “Freddy Gutierez
tables. Information: epcc.edu/50. Magic Show.” Cost for lunch: $22. Check due
Pride Gala and Awards Ceremony — by June 7.
Borderland Rainbow Center hosts its gala and Germania Club — The Germania Club of El
awards event 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 29, Paso’s monthly meeting is 11:30 a.m. Thursday,
at El Paso County Coliseum, 4001 E Paisano, June 13, at Underwood Golf Course 3200
with food and drinks, live and silent auctions. Coe, on Fort Bliss. Newcomers welcome.
Ages 18 and older welcome. Tickets: $100; Information, reservation: 755-5471.
available at borderlandrainbow.org.
Information: 263-4623.
Area attractions
KMP Entertainment Awards Gala —
The annual gala recognizing individuals who El Paso Streetcars — The restored street-
have contributed to the entertainment industry cars run daily on two connected loop routes,
is 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, at El Paso covering a total of 4.8 miles, from Father Rahm
Club, 201 Main (18th floor). Black tie event. in South El Paso to Glory Road in Kern Place.
Tickets: $100. Information: 204-1099 or Extended summer hours are 11 a.m. to mid-
kmpentertainment.org. night Sunday through Wednesdays, and 11 a.m.
The event features a reception, entertain- to 3 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.
ment, comedy and an awards ceremony. Fares: $1.50 (exact change); ($3.50 day pass);
Guests include: Barney Cohen (”Friday the $1 military and ages 6-18; 30 cents for seniors
13th” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”) who and disabled with Sun Metro ID. Information:
share his insight on working in the business of 212-3333, epstreetcar.com or on Facebook.
entertainment. Live music presented by Kimball Wet ’N’ Wild Waterworld — The water
Hooker. park at 8804 S. Desert, Anthony, Texas (I-10 at

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June Roundup margaritas, soft drinks or water. Musical enter-
tainment provided, as well as croquet, bad-
Cont’d from Page 9
minton, and a water slide. Tents, tables, and
chairs provided, but guests are welcome to
bring their own chairs. No coolers or pets.
Zin Valle Vineyards — 7315 Hwy 28 in
Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259). Free tast- Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery For event tickets sold through Ticketmaster, $15. Information: (575) 541-2290 or
ings are noon to 5 p.m. Friday through — 430 La Viña Road (off NM 28 between call 1-800-745-3000 or go to ticketmaster.com. riograndetheatre.org.
Unless indicated, prices listed do not include
Monday. Information: 877-4544 or markers 8 and 9), in Chamberino, N.M. Tasting
service charges.
Jeff Dunham — The master comedian and
zinvalle.com. Free music and wine tasting is 1 room open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through ventriloquist and his slightly demented posse of
to 4 p.m. selected Sundays featuring local tal- Monday. Information: (915) 241-4349 or som- Steve Martin and Martin Short — The puppets performs his “Passively Aggressive”
ent. Bring a picnic. braantigua.com. two American comedy legends’ “Now Your Tour at 5 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday, June
La Viña Winery — 4201 S. NM Highway McDonald Observatory — The University See Them, Soon You Won’t” show is 8 p.m. 15, at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $55 to $70.
28, one mile north of Vinton Road. Information: of Texas at Austin-run observatory is located at Friday, May 31, at Abraham Chavez Theatre, VIP packages are $151. (Ticketmaster).
featuring the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff
(575) 882-7632 or lavinawinery.com. The tast- 3640 Dark Sky Drive, near Fort Davis, Texas.
Babko. Tickets: $79.75-$299 (Ticketmaster).
Vince Neil — The former Mötley Crüe
ing room and patio are open for sales and tast- Visitor Center open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily frontman performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, June
ing of wines from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday (Central Time). Information: (432) 426-4138. SMO Tour — The “Smoke Me Out” Tour is 15, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E.
through Tuesday (closed Wednesdays). Tasting The observatory offers daytime tours and 8 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at El Paso County Paisano. Neil was the voice of Mötley Crüe
fee is $5. A daily tour is offered at 11:30 a.m. solar viewing at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily. Coliseum, featuring Legado 7, El del la throughout the band’s 35-year career, which
by appointment only; $10 fee includes tasting. Twilight programs begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Guitarra, Fuerza Regida, Omar Ruiz, Los Hijos included several stops at the Coliseum in the
Music On The Patio is noon to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The popular stargazing de Garcia, Herencia de Patrones and Arsenal 1980s and 90s. Together, the iconic group pro-
Sundays. events are 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays and Efectivo. Tickets: $70 general admission; VIP duced a dozen gold and platinum albums,
The 4th of July Picnic is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. Reservations required for all pro- tables available (Ticketmaster) including its first nine in a row. Tickets: $30-
Thursday, July 4, with hamburger or hot dog grams. See website for prices, schedule: $80 (Ticketmaster).
from K&B Barbeque, wine by the glass, wine mcdonaldobservatory.org. Alejandra Guzmán — The Mexican rock
diva, “La Rockera,” brings her La Guzmán Tour The Drifters — The classic American doo-
to El Paso at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at El Paso wop and R&B group performs at 7 p.m.
County Coliseum. Guzmán is known interna- Saturday, June 22, at the Rio Grande Theatre,
tionally as the “Queen of Mexican Rock” and 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown
the “Bad Girl of Latin Pop.” Tickets: $64.99, Mall, with guests Las Cruces’ own Remember
$79.99, $99.99 and $119.99 (Ticketmaster). Then. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission: $35.
Guzmán blazed her way onto the Latin music Information: (575) 523-6403 or riograndethe-
scene in the 1980s. She has been nominated atre.com.
for eight Latin Grammy Awards, winning one,
and has earned nominations for two Grammy
Carlos Mencia — The superstar standup
comic and creator of Comedy Central’s “Mind
Awards and two Billboard Latin Music Awards.
of Mencia” performs June 27-29 at the Comic
She is currently a judge on “La Voz,” Mexico’s
Strip, 1201 Airway. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.
version of “The Voice.”
Thursday, and 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and
Miss New Mexico and Outstanding Saturday. Tickets: $27.50 ($37.50 VIP, and
Teen Pageants — The Miss New Mexico $47.50 front meet and greet) Thursday and late
Scholarship Foundation presents the official shows Friday and Saturday; $32.50-$52.50 for
preliminary pageants to the Miss America pag- early shows Friday and Saturday. Information:
eants at 7 p.m. Friday (for Outstanding Teen) 779-5233), elpasocomicstrip.com or Facebook.
and Saturday (for Miss New Mexico), June 7-8,
at Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110
Jaripeo sin Fronteras 2019 — Pepe
Aguilar hosts the concert and charreada event
New York, in Alamogordo. Tickets: $25-$50
at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at UTEP’s Don
each night. Information: (575) 437-2202 or
Haskins Center, featuring Angela Aguilar,
flickingercenter.com.
Madison McDonald, Antonio Aguilar, Leonard
‘Foam Wonderland’ Block Party — Aguilar, Mariachi Zacatecano, Banda Azul
GTA headlines the biggest touring Foam Party Tequila, and Jinetes. Tickets: $60.50-$180.50;
across the country “Sunken Savage” Tour at 6 VIP packages start at $225 (Ticketmaster).
p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, June 8, in Downtown
El Paso on Main, with special guests Herobust,
Intocable — One of the most influential
Tejano/Norteño groups on the music scene
DublDads and Monxx. Expect to get wet; bring
today presents their “Percepción 2019” Tour
cell phones in plastic bags. All ages event; 21 +
at 8 p.m. Friday, July 5, at the Plaza Theatre.
bars available. Tickets: $20 general admission;
The group’s road to success begin 20 years ago
$30 VIP. Information: foamwonderland.com.
in Zapata, Texas when friends Ricky Muñoz
Mario Aguilar — the comedian and and René Martinez begin crafting their music
YouTube star performs his Spanish language style that fuses Tejano conjunto music Norteño
comedy tour, “¿Celosa You? ¡Jamas!” at 8 p.m. folk rhythms, pop ballads and rock. Tickets:
Saturday, June 8, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $49.50-$79.99 (Ticketmaster).
$30-$65 (Ticketmaster).
Luis Miguel — The famed Mexican crooner
El Reencuentro Norteño — The norteño brings his North American Tour to El Paso at
tour featuring Los Rieleros del Norte, La 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6, to UTEP’s Don
Maquinaria Norteña and Polo Urias is 8 p.m. Haskins Center. Over his 36-year career, Luis
Saturday, July 13, at El Paso County Coliseum. Miguel has released 33 albums, selling over 100
Tickets: $50 (Ticketmaster). million albums worldwide. He is a 6-time
Grammy winner and 4-time Latin Grammy
Paul Rodriguez — The “Original Latin King winner. Tickets: $83.20 to $263; VIP packages
of Comedy” performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday,
$265-$995 (Ticketmaster).
and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June
13-15, at El Paso Comic Strip, 201 Airway. Da Baby — The rapper headlines the
Tickets: $22; $27 VIP and front 50 seats Summer Jam 2019 tour with special guests at 6
(Ticketweb.com). Information, reservations: p.m. Sunday, July 14, at El Paso County
779-LAFF (5233), elpasocomicstrip.com or on Coliseum. Tickets: $35.35-$58.25 general
Facebook at El Paso Comic Strip. admission; $80.75 floor seating; $126.50 VIP
meet and greet (Ticketmaster).
Metalachi — The world’s only heavy metal
mariachi band performs 7 p.m. Friday June 14, ‘SNL’s Chris Kattan & Friends’ —
at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Saturday Night Live veteran Chris Kattan, star
Cruces Downtown Mall, performing mariachi
renditions of metal and rock classic. Admission: Please see Page 11

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Here’s the Ticket El Mundo da Vueltas — The Latin music University Park, along with a Margarita Contest
tour featuring T3R Elemento with Lenin and Chili Challenge. Gates open at 5 p.m.
Cont’d from Page 10
Ramírez and Oscar Cortez is 7 p.m. Friday, Tickets: $25-$150 VIP; available at southwestu-
Aug. 30, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: niversitypark.com. Information: epway-
of “The Middle,” “Night at the Roxbury” and
$40-$180 (Ticketmaster). outwest.com or on Facebook at
“Corky Romano,” performs at 7:30 p.m.
EPWayOutWest.
Thursday, and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Mariachi del Divo — The mariachi that
Saturday, July 18-20, at El Paso Comic Strip, accompanied Juan Gabriel on tour for more ‘Swan Lake’ — Russian Ballet Theatre pres-
1201 Airway. Tickets: $20 general admission than two decades performs their “Alma de ents its new production of Tchaikovsky’s classic
($25 VIP) Thursday; $22.50 general admission Juarez” Tour at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, at the at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Abraham
($27.50 VIP) Friday and Saturday (Ticketweb). Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30-$85 (Ticketmaster). Chavez Theatre, choreographed by Nadezhda
Information, reservations: 779-523), elpaso- Kalinina. Tickets: $25-$115 (Ticketmaster).
comicstrip.com or on Facebook. Manuel Mijares — The adult contemporary
pop singer who topped charts in the 80s and Gloria Trevi — The Mexican pop diva per-
Caravan Del Amor — Legendary 90s with hits like “Bano de Mujeres” and “No forms her “Diosa de La Noche” Tour at 8 p.m.
Argentinean singer Leo Dan headlines the tour Hace Falta” performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. Friday, Oct. 25, at UTEP’s Don Haskins
at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Plaza 7, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $40-$120 Center, with special guest Karol G. Tickets:
Theatre with King Clave, Nestor Daniel y Los (Ticketmaster). $33.50-$163.50 (Ticketmaster).
Terricolas, Carlos Bardelli “El Mago de la Voz,”
and Alex “El Genio” Lucas. Dan’s career spans Maná — The Guadalajara-based rock band Hozier — The multi-platinum Irish singer-
brings their “Rayando El Sol” tour to El Paso songwriter returns to El Paso for his
five decades and 30 years of touring. Tickets:
not once but twice in 2019: 8 p.m. Wednesday, “Wasteland Baby” Tour at 8 p.m. Thursday,
$49-$129 (Ticketmaster).
Sept. 11, and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Oct. 31, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre with
Israel & New Breed — Christian singer UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $62.75- guest Freya Ridings. Tickets: $29.50-$59.50
Israel Houghton and his band perform at 7 p.m. $222.75; Platinum, $429.50-$899 VIP packages (Ticketmaster).
Saturday, July 20, at El Paso County Coliseum. $325-$775 (Ticketmaster).
Tickets: $17 general admission; $30.50-$48.50
reserved (Ticketmaster). Alejandro Sanz — The Latin megastar and
2017 Latin Grammy Person of the year recipi- Please see Page 12
Kansas — The legendary band whose career ent presents his #LaGira Tour at 7:30 p.m.
spans more than four decades with hits like Saturday, Sept. 14, at UTEP’s Don Haskins
“Dust in the Wind,” “Carry On My Wayward Center. Tickets: $33.20-$93.20; VIP packages
Son,” and “Point of No Return,” performs 7:30 $225-$295 (Ticketmaster).
p.m. Sunday, July 21, at the Plaza Theatre.
Tickets: $44.50-$74.50 VIP packages $184- Eddie B — The standup comic and “official
$285) at ticketmaster.com. voice of teachers across the globe” performs
his “I’m Already Professionally Developed”
Mike Epps — The actor/comedian performs comedy tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at
at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $25-$55
7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 26-28, at El Paso Comic (Ticketmaster).
Strip, 1201 Airway. Tickets: $32.50 general
admission ($52.50 VIP);available at 200 Años de Musica Mexicana —
ticketweb.com. Information, reservations: 779- Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitln and Band El
LAFF (5233), elpasocomicstrip.com or on Recodo perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at
Facebook at El Paso Comic Strip. UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $35.50-
$205.50 (Ticketmaster).
Bronco — The popular Norteño band per-
forms at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at El Paso Maluma — The Colombian reggaeton singer,
County Coliseum, with their modern take on a one of social media’s most popular artists,
classic sound. Tickets: $40-$135 returns to El Paso with his 11:11 World Tour at
(Ticketmaster). 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, UTEP’s Don Haskins
Center. Tickets; $61-$352 (Ticketmaster).
Blink 182 — The pop punk favorites perform
Sunday, Aug. 4, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Tom Segura – The actor, comedian and
Center, with guest Neck Deep. Tickets: writer brings his “Take it Down Tour” to El
$42.75-$102.75 (Ticketmaster). Paso 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Plaza
Theatre. Tickets: $35-$65 (Ticketmaster).
Napoleón — The Mexican singer performs at
8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the Plaza Felipe Esparza — The comedian and actor
Theatre. Tickets: $35-$150 (Ticketmaster). brings his popular “Bad Hambre” Tour to El
Paso at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Plaza
Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots — Theatre. Tickets: $32-$50 (Ticketmaster).
The hilarious nationally syndicated radio host
and musician present his “It’s Just the Two of La Adictiva — Mexico’s touring sensation, La
Us (…Sorry)” Tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. Adictiva de San Jose de Mesillas, comes to El
17, at the Plaza Theatre, with special guest Paso’s Plaza Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4.
Emma Klein and featuring Walter Burroughs. Tickets: $49.50-$109.50 (Ticketmaster).
Tickets: $30 to $40; $85 VIP (Ticketmaster). André Reyes — The former guitarist and
José María Napoleón — The international- vocalist for the Gipsy Kings brings some of the
ly recognized Mexican singer and composer, group’s favorite songs to stage including
known for such hits as “Eres” and Vive” brings “Bambolero” and “Volare” at 8 p.m. Saturday,
his 50th anniversary tour to El Paso at 8:30 Oct. 5, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $59-$129
p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the Plaza Theatre. (Ticketmaster).
Tickets: $35-$150 (Ticketmaster). J Balvin Arcoíris Tour — The Colombian
Nelly, TLC and Flo Rida — The three top superstar performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11,
hip-hop artists perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $33 to
Aug. 27, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. $123.20; VIP $229-$399 (Ticketmaster).
Tickets: $32.75-$72.75 VIP packages: $150- Sin Bandera y Camila — The Grammy-
$250. (Ticketmaster). winning Latin pop duo and the Mexican pop
Boz Scaggs — The legendary musician’s band perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at
“Out of the Blues Tour” is at 7:30 p.m. El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $35-$200.
Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Plaza Theatre, in (Ticketmaster).
promotion of his new Greatest Hits CD. Way Out West Fest — Country band
Tickets: $39.50-$80 (Ticketmaster). Midland will headline the 4th annual fusion of
culture Saturday, Oct. 12, at Southwest

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Independent Pizzerias
• The Jasons — The horror punk band is 8 • Mystery Skulls — 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 2,
Cont’d from Page 11

— Pizza Today
p.m. Monday, June 17 with locals. Age 18 and with Phangs and Snowblood. Tickets: $13 gen-
over only. Admission: $8. eral admission; $35 VIP.
Christian Nodal — The Latin Grammy win- • The Riddims — The reggae band performs 8 • Book of Love — The electronic band per-
ning mariachi performs brings his Ahora Tour p.m. Saturday, June 22. Cover: $5. forms at 10 p.m. Saturday, July 13. Tickets:
to E Paso at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Plaza • Paul Gilbert — The guitar virtuoso’s Behold $25 general admission; $50 with meet and
Theatre. Tickets: $55-$140 (Ticketmaster). the Electric Guitar tour is 7 p.m. Monday, June greet.
‘Peppa Pig’s Adventure’ — Peppa Pig, 24. All ages. Tickets: $15. • Chemistry with Alchemy and Friends is 9

PIZZA
George and their friends’ new live show, is 6 • Amarionette — 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, p.m. Saturday, July 27. Tickets: $15-$25 gen-
p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Abraham Chavez with Find Yourself, and the Seafloor Cinema. eral admission; $30 day of show.
Theatre, based on Entertainment One’s top- Tickets: $7.
Spencer Theater for Performing Arts
Fine Beers & Wines rated Nick Jr series. Tickets: $25-$65; VIP • Three Sixes — 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 26,
— Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information:
packages $145-$155; includes character meet- with War Boy, Brother Strange and more. Age

KERN PLACE
(575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
and-greets. (Ticketmaster). 18 and older. Admission: $5.
• Classic Country, Songs & Stories starring
• Creeping Death — The death metal band
206 Cincinnati • 532-9483 Robert Dubac’s ‘The Book of Moron’ performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 30, with
Linda Davis & Friends is Saturday, June 1, per-

WEST SIDE
— Dubac’s new Off-Broadway solo hit comes Fuming Mouth and Languish. Admission: $10.
forming traditional country classics, featuring
to El Paso Nov. 8-10, at the Philanthropy three-time Grammy-winning Davis, her hus-
• NU-95 and Unimagined — 7 p.m. Thursday,
865 N. Resler • 760-6000 Theatre in the Plaza Theatre’s Annex, taking on band Lang Scott, a fellow Grammy-winner, and
July 18. All ages. Tickets: $7 in advance.
such topics as the barriers of sex, race, religion, Bill Whyte, a singer-songwriter and award-win-

EAST SIDE
• Hemlock — 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23.
politics and the media. Showtime is 8 p.m. ning radio broadcaster. Tickets: $39 to $59.
• Motive — The metal band’s Fight The World
• Missoula Children’s Theatre’s “The Snow
1879 N. Zaragosa • 856-9111
Friday, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Tour is 8 p.m. Sunday, July 28, with Cruces
Sunday. Tickets: $50 (Ticketmaster). Queen” is 7 p.m. Friday, June 7.
Cult, Mondoshawan, Hank of the Destruction
NORTHEAST
Approximately 50 to 60 children, ages 6-17,
La Arrolladora Banda Limón — The Moose and Deathication. $5 ($8 under 21).
needed for the musical’s various parts. Tickets:
11100 Sean Haggerty (at US 54) Latin Grammy winning group from Sinaloa, • The Lost in the Abyss Tour — The death
$18 ($10 children).
metal tour featuring Nightmare Caverns and
821-7000
Matatlán performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. Auditions are 9 a.m. Monday, June 3, for the
27, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $49.50- Auslander is 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 30.

UPPER VALLEY
free week-long workshop (arrive at 8:30 a.m.).
$129.50 (Ticketmaster). Club Here I Love You — 115 S. Durango. No experience necessary.
145 W. Sunset (at Doniphan) ‘The Great Russian Nutcracker’ — The Specializing in electronic and DJ music. Most • The Bellamy Brothers — The most success-
Moscow Ballet presents its “Gift of Christmas events are at 9 p.m. and are 18 and older, ful duo in country music history perform 8 p.m.
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Thur. Tour” at 7 p.m. Friday, and 1 and 5 p.m. unless listed otherwise. Presale tickets subject Sunday, June 9, joined by their 6-man band
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Saturday, Dec. 6-7, at the Plaza Theatre. to change. Information: 307-7736 or on performing chart-toppers “If I Said You Had A
11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday Tickets: $29-$99(Ticketmaster). Group dis- Facebook. Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me,”
www.ardovinospizza.com counts and VIP packages available. Information: A Life Before Monday at Union Depot open “Redneck Girl,” and “Old Hippie.” Tickets: $39
“... definitely has the best pizza in town.” nutcracker.com. air block party is 3 to p.m. Sunday, June 2, to $59.
— Texas Monthly
with special guest Lee Burridge and local sup- • The 1st Armored Division Band performs 8
Styx — The rock ’n’ roll renegades celebrate
FINE PIZZA &
port outside, along with Ephew aka Brian PD, p.m. Tuesday, June 25. Tickets are free; limit
their new album “The Mission” with a special Dustin Holtsberry and Domum Collective of four.
FINE DINING winter tour that comes to El Paso’s Abraham inside. Meditation, yoga, an exhibit by Los • Pablo Cruise — The kings of 1970s disco-
Chavez Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. Visionaries, Deadpunk, Diego Roto and GubR, rock perform 8 p.m. Friday, June 28, with hits
Tickets: $39.85-$69.75; VIP packages $176- and food also offered. Tickets: $25 like “Whatcha Gonna Do When She Says
$347. (Ticketmaster). (Eventbrite). Goodbye,” “Love Will Find A Way,” “Place In
Itzhak Perlman — El Paso Pro-Musica • Justin Martin — The American DJ performs The Sun.” Tickets: $39 to $69.
presents the “Reigning Virtuoso of the Violin” at 9 p.m. Friday, June 21. Tickets: $20-$25. • Pam Tillis Acoustic Trio Show — Classic
at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at the • Yousef — 9 p.m. Saturday, June 29. Tickets: Country superstar, Grammy-winning, CMA
Plaza Theatre. Tickets on sale June 7 through $15-$20. Female Vocalist of Year winner performs
Ticketmaster. Information: 747-8163 or • Haroinfather, Pity Party Girls Club, Saturday, July 6, performing hits “Mi Vida
eppm.org. Fatboibari, Savage Gasp, Crybaby and Los Loca,” “It’s Lonely Out There,” “In Between
Mamones perform at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 2. Dances,” “Spilled Perfume.” Tickets: $66 to
Tickets: $8 in advance. $69.
Venues & series Public buffets ($20) are before most shows.
Lowbrow Palace — Live performances are
El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway. at their new outdoor venue, 1101 Texas. Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and
Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and Doors usually open one hour prior to show Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Most shows begin
9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. time. All concerts listed are all ages. Surcharge at 8 p.m. and are limited to age 21 and older,
Sunday. Closed June 16 and July 4. Tickets: $6 for ages under 21. Tickets at unless listed otherwise. Tickets through
Thursday, $12 Friday and Saturday; $8 Sunday, lowbrowpalace.com or eventbrite.com. Yapsody.com or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-
except as listed. Age 17 and older admitted. • Mystic Braves — The rock band performs at 877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
VIP Booths $10 extra per ticket. Information, 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 4. Tickets: $13. • Jeff Foxworthy — The blue collar comedy
reservations: 779-LAFF (5233), elpasocomic- • Snow Tha Product — The rapper performs legend performs Friday, June 21. $75-$125.
strip.com or on Facebook. at 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 5. Tickets: $22. • Snoop Dogg — The rap superstar performs
• May 30-June 1: Dustin Ybarra, with feature • Weyes Blood — The psychedelic pop musi- an outdoor show Saturday, June 22. $75.
act Anthony Perez cian performs at 9 p.m. Monday, June 10, with • Lee Brice and Chase Bryant Outdoor Show
• June 6-9: Sean Grant Jackie Cohen. Tickets: $15. is 6 p.m. Sunday, June 23. Tickets: $75-$125.
• June 20-23: Joey Medina. • No Vacation — The dream pop band per- • Charley Pride — The country music legend
forms at 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, with Okey performs Friday, July 26. Tickets: $25-$65.
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828
Dokey. Tickets: $13. • Gary Allen — The country artist performs
Montana, specializing in metal and hard rock.
• She Wants Revenge — The post-punk band Saturday, July 27. Tickets: $39 to $59.
For all ages event; all those under 21 charged a
performs at 10 p.m. Friday, June 14, with
surcharge. Some tickets available under hold-
MSMS and The Guidance. Tickets; $25.
‘Broadway in El Paso’ 2019-2020 — El
myticket.com. Information: 591-7625 or on Paso Electric presents El Paso Live’s 16th annu-
• As Cities Burn — The post-hardcore band
Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen. al Broadway series at the Plaza Theatre. Season
performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, with All
• DayShell — 8 p.m. Friday, June 7, with ticket packages and group tickets now on sale.
Get Out and Many Rooms. Tickets: $15.
Steallake and Illum. Tickets: $5 in advance; $8 Information: 231-1111, ElPasoLive.com/Broadway
• Chromeo — The electro-funk duo’s “Head
day of show. or on Facebook at Broadway in El Paso.
Over Heels World Tour” is 7 p.m. Thursday,
• The Slackers — The ska band performs at 7 • Oct. 22-27: “Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the
June. 20, 1101 Texas. Tickets: $25-$35 gener-
p.m. Tuesday, June 11. All ages. Tickets: $15. Chocolate Factory.”
al admission; $119 VIP.
• The Murder Junkies — 8 p.m. Wednesday, • Nov. 19-20: “Blue Man Group.”
• Punk legends DRI performs at 8 p.m. Sunday,
June 12. Tickets: $10 in advance; $12 at door. • Feb. 25-26: “An American in Paris.”
June 23. Tickets: $13.
• La Mano Showcase — 8 p.m. Friday, June • March 13-14: “Once.”
• Ghostemane — The rap metal singer per-
14. with Akasha, Deliah Blue, and Texas • April 7-12: “Les Misérables.”
forms at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, with
Gigantism, with special guests Srate Limbo and • June 9-10: “Waitress.”
Ho9909 and Horus the Astroneer. Tickets:

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Honey with CBD Oil (for pets, too!)
Cool Canyon Nights — The 9th annual Lovah (R&B, rap). Hatch Green Chile Salsas & More
series of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 • June 16: Nataaja (variety) and Mariachi Matcha Green Tea
to 9 p.m. Thursdays at McKelligon Canyon, Aguilas.
Amphitheatre, sponsored by WestStar Bank. • June 23: Rockabilly Strangers and Gary
Desert Flower Hemp Bath & Body
Patio performance begins at 6 p.m. with head- Reynolds (Americana, folk) Buena Vida CBD Products
liner at 7 p.m. on the main stage. Admission is • June 30: Borderless Brass Band (variety) and
Powerswitch (rock-Las Cruces
New Store Location!
free but space is limited. VIP tickets are $10.
Information: elpasolive.com.
Parks & Recreation Concerts — El Paso
1685 McNutt Rd (NM 273)
• May 30: Radio La Chusma
Parks and Recreation presents the free out-
Antone Plaza • Sunland Park, NM
• June 6: Fungi Mungle
door music concerts at city parks through July
(across from Sheriff’s Posse)
• June 13: Joe Barron Band
BuenavidaCBD.com
14. Concerts begin at 6 p.m. (5 p.m. July 4)
• June 20: Bosse Music
915.253.2310
Bring lawn chairs and blankets, food and bever-
• June 27: Soul Sacrifice Santana Tribute
ages (no alcohol). All locations are dog friendly, hcms2913@aol.com • www.NewMexicoDesertFarm.com
Alfresco! Fridays — The 17th season of but dogs must be on leash. Information: 212-
free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. 0092 or elpasotexas.gov/parks. Schedule sub-
Fridays, through Aug. 23, at Convention ject to change in case of inclement weather;
Center Plaza. Presented by ElPasoLive. No updates on Facebook.
outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. • Sunday, June 2: Billy Townes Band at
Information: 534-0600, alfrescofridays.com or Westside Community Park, 7400 High Ridge
on Facebook. • Saturday, June 15: Mariachi music at Ponder
• May 31: Dulce Mal (reggae, cumbia) Park, 7500 W.H. Burges
• June 7: La Sonora Blu (Latin tropical) • Sunday, June 16: Hypnosis Band at Salvador
• June 14: Sweet Nadine (classic contempo- Rivas Park, 12515 Tierra Norte
rary) • Saturday, June 22: Mariachi music at Ponder
• June 21: Rust (rock) Park, 7500 W. H. Burges
• July 5: Frontera Bugalu (border folk, cumbia) • Sunday, June 23: Dream Merchants Band at
Sue Young Park, 9730 Diana
Hype or Die Fest — El Paso DJ and pro- • Thursday, July 4: Hypnosis and Dream
ducer Riot Ten headlines the music fest 7 p.m. Merchants at San Jacinto Plaza, 111 Mills. Show
to 2 a.m. Friday, May 31, at Wet N’ Wild time is 5 p.m.
Waterworld, 8804 S. Desert, Anthony, Texas
(I-10 at Exit 0), with Bonnie X Clyde, Love Buzz — 3011 Pershing. Age 21 and
PhasOne, G-Rex, Moonboy, Cybrpnk, Johnny older, unless otherwise listed. Features both
Kage, Legit Alpha, Josor, Angel Valentin, Forti, local and touring performers. Most perform-
Flash, Rektike and Tomnoize. Tickets: $15 at ances are free. Information: 257-3118 or on
wetwild.com or hypeordiefest.com. Facebook at LoveBuzz915.
• DEHD — The Chicago trio performs at 10
‘Disco, Madonna and Cher, Oh My!” p.m. Monday, June 3, with Acid Carousel.
— Singing Out Las Cruces presents its summer Free.
concert at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, • Reverends — Atlanta band, 9 p.m. Thursday,
June 1-2, at Peace Lutheran Church, 1702 June 6.
Missouri, Las Cruces. Admission is $10; free for • Daikaiju — Surf rock revival band, 9 p.m.
ages 12 and younger. Information: (608) 772- Monday, June 10.
1262 or singingoutlascruces.org. • Upsetting — The Dallas pop punk band per-
Singing Out Las Cruces, now in its 8th year, is forms at 10 p.m. Saturday, June 15, with
a mixed voice, LGBTQA non-profit organiza- Rosegarden Funeral Party.
tion that performs choral works for the appre- • Froth — Los Angeles noise-rock trio per-
ciation, inspiration, and education of the mem- forms at 10 p.m. Friday, June 21, with Versing.
bers and their audiences. Tickets: $10 (Eventbrite).
The Iveys — The Americana/roots band will • Pro Teens — Arizona band, 9 p.m.
launch their new album, “Color of Honey,” Thursday, June 27.
with a release concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, June • Gleewood — NM rock band, 10 p.m. Friday,
1, at Star City Studios’ Studio C, 120 W. June 28.
Castellano. All ages show (BYOB). Tickets: $20 • Oi! Scouts — The New Jersey punk band
at m.bpt.me/event/4199965. performs at 9 p.m. Monday, July 1, with
The West Texas roots/Americana quintet as Corrupted Youth.
formed by sisters Arlen Ivey and Jessica Ivey State Line Music Series — El Pasoans
Carr, and includes sister Jenna Ivey, brother Fighting Hunger and State Line Restaurant,
Galen Ivey and brother-in-law Sammy Carr. 1222 Sunland Park Drive presents the Rudolph
The new album will be available on all major Chevrolet-Honda-Mazda-VW outdoor concert
services June 7. series 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays during the
Other regional performances are at Ritchey Spring and Summer months. Admission is free;
Wine Saloon & Beer Garden in Alpine June 6, age 21 and older welcome. All customers
and at the State Line Restaurant July 3. asked to bring non-perishable food donation or
Information: iveysmusic.com or on Facebook monetary donation for El Pasoans Fighting
at The Iveys. Hunger. Information: 581-3371,
Music in the Park Series — The city of WTxFoodBank.org or on Facebook at The
Las Cruces’ series features performances by State Line Bar-B-Q.
local, regional, and national acts at 7 p.m. • June 5: Vincent Neil Emerson
Sundays at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada. No • June 12: Fungi Mungle
performance July 7. Admission is free; all ages • June 19: Micky & The Motorcars
welcome. No pets. Information: (575) 541- • June 26: Kody West
2550 or las-cruces.org. • July 3: The Iveys.
• June 2: Karlos Saucedo y La Ley (Spanish)
and Neal McCowan (country).
• June 9: The Mixx (Top 40 dance) and Ziggy Please see Page 14

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Music p.m. on various Saturdays in the upper parking Chubby Checker — The ’50s music legend down Saturdays June 1 through Sept. 7.
lot at the New Mexico Museum of Space presents a concert for Father’s Day at 5:30 Information, schedule: 225-3600, fountainsat-
Cont’d from Page 13
History, 3198 State Road 200l. Patrons should p.m. Sunday, June 16, at Speaking Rock farah.com or on Facebook.
bring their own food, lawn chair and beverages. Entertainment Center, 122 S. Pueblo Rd.
Sleepspent — The El Paso based indie rock Gates open 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Season spaces for
Truth or Consequences Brewing Co.
Admission is free; age 18 and older admitted.
trip celebrates the release of its latest singles, — 410 N. Broadway. Information: (575) 297-
six shows available (often sellout early). Information: 860-7777, speakingrock.com or
“Home,” and “Upside Down,” with a series of 0289, torc.beer, or on Facebook.
Information: (575) 437-2202. Online reserva- on Facebook.
area performances. RSVP at sleepspent.com. The brewing company celebrates its 2nd
tions at flickingercenter.com.
• 10 p.m. Thursday, June 6: Love Buzz, 3011
Season tickets are $90-$180 per vehicle; walk Vicious Rumors — The metal band’s 40th birthday noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 9, with
Pershing. anniversary “Road Rage” North American Tour cake, music and art. Admission is free.
up season tickets are $48; $72 for couples.
• 7 p.m. Saturday, June 29: The Fountains at is Sunday, June 16, at B17 Bombers Oyster • Americana musician Sean Costanza performs
Single event tickets available for $25-$45 per
Farah, 8889 Gateway West Bar, 201 S. El Paso, with special guests at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 2.
vehicle (if spaces available). Walk up tickets are
• 9 p.m. Saturday, July 6: The Black Orchid SundLord. Details: b17oysterpub.com. • CW Ayon,t 7 p.m. Saturday, June 8.
$10 ($15 couples).
Lounge, 6127 N. Mesa. • Rockabilly Stranglers perform at 7 p.m.
• June 8: Windy City (Chicago Tribute) ‘A Night In the ’40s’ — Paso Del Norte Saturday, June 22.
306 Sessions Honors Show — 306 • June 22: Electric Voodoo (funk and blues) Big Band, a 17-piece group, hosts 1940s style
Sessions’ 2019 Music Awards and Honors Show dancing and music 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, June La Parada — The monthly grassroots event
Music Under the Stars — The 36th sum-
is 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at EPCC 21, at Shundo Ballroom Dance Studio, 120 N. is 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. the first Friday of the month
mer concert series sponsored presented by the
Administrative Service Center, 9050 Viscount, Paragon, Suite 201. All ages welcome; BYOB, (June 7) at San Carlos Building, 501 Texas.
City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs
honoring local artists for their talents and con- food and snacks. Door prizes and raffle ; partic- Information: 351-6023 or on Facebook at
Department runs 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays in
tributions to the music scene of the El Paso, ipants are encouraged to wear 1940s theme laparadaep. This month’s event features live
June at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S.
Las Cruces and Juarez. Twelve live musical per- attire. Admission: $15. Information: 532-2043, music by Acid Pie, The 1-800, Juice and the
San Marcial. Admission is free. Information:
formances will take the stage in conjunction 203-7292 or on Facebook at PDNbigband. Suds, Miles Angel, Sick.Life, Maci and Jordan
elpasolive.com or on Facebook at Music Under
with a Rock n’ Roll Fashion Show featuring local Christopher, with live art by Dead Punk.
designer Aaron Torres. Tickets: $10 at
the Stars. Ruidoso Downs Summer Concerts —
• June 9: Soul Parade (indie rock/synth pop) Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and Casino in Mesilla Summer Music Series — The
neonticket.com. Information on Facebook at
• June 16: Tribes (indie/mariachi) Ruidoso Downs, N.M. hosts its concert series Town of Mesilla hosts ”Friday Nights in the
306 Sessions.
• June 23: Our Friend the Mountain (folk selected Saturdays at 7 p.m. Information: (575) Plaza” live music 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays June 7-
306 Sessions is a live music venue that fea-
rock) 378-4431 or raceruidoso.com. Tickets: $20. July 26, on the historic plaza. Bring a lawn
tures local artists and televises their perform-
• June 30: Noche Ranchera with Mariachi • June 22: Los Lonely Boys. chair; no pets or alcohol. Food truck and arts
ances on KCOS every Saturday.
Alegre • June 29: Blue Light Drive, featuring Dirty and craft vendors offered. Information: (575)
Metal in the Badlands — The night of Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society River Boys and Kody West. 571-3890 or mesillanm.gov.
heavy metal is 8 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at
— The society presents MST Jazz Trio at its Los Pachamama y Flor Amargo — Zin Valle Free Music Sundays — Zin
Paulina’s Bar and Grill, 7792 Franklin, with
monthly concert series 7 p.m. Sunday, June 16, Consulate General of Mexico, with Centro Valle vineyard, 7315 Hwy 28 in Canutillo (3/4
Hereafter The Wave, Texas Gigantism, Beyond
at First Christian Church, 1809 El Paseo in Las Cultural Mexicano Paso del Norte, UTEP and mile north of FM 259), hosts free live music 1
Terror, Know//Suffer, Moltisanti and Illum. Art
Cruces. The music begins after a short business NMSU presents the innovative Mexican music to 4 p.m. on selected Sundays. Wine tasting
on sale by Julio Pizana. Admission: $5.
meeting. Admission: $10 ($5 members; $1 stu- project at 7 p.m. Friday, June 28, at UTEP’s offered. Bring a picnic. Information: 877-4544
Presented at Miss Machine Events. Information
dents with ID). Coffee and dessert reception Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, and Saturday, June or zinvalle.com.
on Facebook at Metal in the Badlands.
precedes the concert at 6:30 p.m. in the foyer. 29, at NMSU’s Atkinson Music Center. • June 9: Sage Gentlewing
Tailgate 2019 — The annual outdoor con- Information: Larry Brooks, (575) 640-8752 or Admission is free. Information: 533-3644, con- • June 23: Benny Basset
cert series in Alamogordo, N.M., raises funds mvjazzblues.net. sulmex.sre.gob.mx/elpaso or on Facebook.
Folk Fury — KTEP, 88.5 FM, features three
for the Flickinger Center. Concerts begin at 8
Also hours of acoustic and folk music — with an
emphasis on recordings by local musicians and
Music on the Lawn — The Fountains at occasional live appearances by them — from 6
Farah Promenade Amphitheater, 8889 to 9 p.m. Saturdays. Hosts are Dan Alloway
Gateway West, hosts free music events at sun- and Gregg Carthy. Requests: 747-5153.

Munson Center Saturday Night Dance


— Munson Center, 975 S. Mesquite, Las Olga’s Russian Ballet — Olga’s Russian
Cruces, hosts its monthly senior dance 4 to 6 Ballet School presents its 10th anniversary per-
p.m. on the first Saturday of the month (June formance at 6 p.m. Friday, June 14, at UTEP’s
1, July 6, Aug. 3). Tickets: $3; can be pur- Magoffin Auditorium, with classical ballet
chased the week of the dance. Information: Divertissement and modern choreography.
(575) 541-3000. Students and professional guest dancers from
Russia, Cuba and the U.S will perform togeth-
USA Dance — USA Dance Las Cruces NM er. Tickets: $12, $14 and $16; senior, student
Chapter #5058, hosts a dance 2:45 to 5 p.m. and group discounts available (Ticketmaster).
Sunday, June 2, at Belton Bridge Center, 1214 Information: 408-3405 or balletelpaso.com.
E. Madrid in Las Cruces. Free waltz lesson
from George Torres of Sol Ballroom Dance ‘Swan Lake’ — Compañía de Ballet Clásico
Center is 2 to 2:45 p.m. Admission: $10 ($5 de Maru Becerra presents the Tchaikovsky
members); free for age 12 and younger. classic at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Adobe
Information: Jerry, (575) 639-3993 or gerald- Horseshoe Theatre, Main, in San Elizario.
carolcarson@gmail.com, or Facebook at Admission: $16.75-$42.50. Information: 976-
USADanceLasCruces. 7077, AdobeHorseshoe.com or on Facebook.

‘Lion King’ — For the Love of Dance studio Dance for Dreams — Dance for Dreams
presents student performances inspired by the hosts a dancing fundraising event beginning at
tale of “The Lion King” at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. to 1 a/m/ Saturday, June 22, at
Saturday, June 8, at UTEP’s Magoffin Shundo Studio, 120 Paragon Lane, Suite 201,
Auditorium, featuring students of all ages. with live music dancing to salsa, merengue,
Admission is free; event usually fills fast. bachata, cumbia, cha-cha, kizomba and more.
Information: 276-6522 or 4lovedance.com. Live music by Azucar, with DJ music from
Fernie Aveytia. Dance performances and raffles
Elena Baker Dance Studio — Elena also offered. Admission: $15 ($7 ages 10-17).
Baker Dance Studio presents its Spring recital Information: Deliris Montanez, (704) 293-4307,
at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Chamizal dancefordreamsfoundation.org or Facebook.
National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. “Dance for Dreams” is a nonprofit organiza-
Information: 915-532-7273. tion that supports amateur athletics.

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All phone numbers listed are in Juaréz. 8 p.m. Prices vary. Tickets available at donbole-
Walking Tour of Juarez — Free walking tours: (575) 388-4477 or (575) 574-8779 or
tour of historic Juárez with Adair Margo, (970) 222-2433.
ton.com.
Festival Desertica — The festival featuring • June 7: Mijares
founder of Tom Lea Institute and wife of El Fort Bayard served as an army post from
music, craft beer, food and mercado is 4 p.m. Paso Mayor Dee Margo, is Thursday, June 20, 1866 to 1899 and army tuberculosis hospital
• June 8: La Adictiva
to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, May 31-June 1 meeting at 9:45 a.m. the entrance of the Santa from 1899 to 1920.
• June 9: Javier Rosas y Adriel Favel
at the Chamizal Museum park. Admission: 99 Fe Street parking lot to depart at 10 a.m. Bring
• June 12: Perdidos de Sinaloa Dona Ana County Genealogical
pesos. VIP (both days) is 575 pesos (donbole- passport or driver’s license, $1 in change for
• June 13: Carin León y Chayin Rubi Society — The society meets 1:30 to 3 p.m.
ton.com). bridge crossing, and optional money for lunch.
• June 14: Mi Banda el Mexicano Wednesday, June 12, in the Thomas Branigan
Register by emailing name to
Lienzo Charro Adolfo Lopez Mateos — • June 15: Matute Memorial Library, Roadrunner Room, 200 E.
ohyesjuarez1@gmail.com. Information: Karla,
Av. Del Charro at Henry Dunant. Tickets at • June 16: Cornelio Vega Picacho in Las Cruces. Senior librarian, Vicki
345-4744.
donboleton.com. • June 19: Sonora Dinamita Minnick will describe the genealogy books and
Tour includes a welcome at Tin Tan Museum
• Mexican rapper C-Kan headlines a concert at • June 20: Los Rieleros del Norte electronic information available. She will also
at 10:15 a.m. and walking tour of the
8 p.m. Saturday, June 1, along with Neto • June 21: Kumbia Kings give a tour of the tour of the genealogy sec-
Cathedral, Mission of Guadalupe, Municipal
Reyno and six other acts, hosted by Cesar • June 22: Banda MS tion. Information: kburke@nmsu.edu.
Palace, and Revolution Museum beginning at
Jetson. Tickets: 575 pesos. • June 23: Piso 21 10:30 a.m. Lunch at Cuauhtémoc Market or History Notes Lecture Series — The
• The “Guerra de Titanes Enanitos Toreros” • June 27: Mike Salazar Nueba Central at noon before returning. monthly program is 1 p.m. Thursday, June 13,
midget bullfighting match of Chihuahua v. • June 28: TBA at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main,
Torreon is at noon and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June • June 29: Remmy Valenzuela Lost El Paso Paranormal Tours — Las Cruces. Stephanie Beninanto will talk on
2. Music by Julion Alvarez, Banda MS and • June 30: Steve Aoki Walks are 9 to 1 p.m. Information: 503-8960,
“Land Grants and Water Rights.” Admission is
more. Tickets 93 and 142 pesos. lostelpasoparanormal@gmail.com,
Auditorio Manuel Talamas Camandari free. Information: (575) 541-2154 or las-
lostelpaso.com or on Facebook. Tickets: $15 at
cruces.org.
Gimnasio Municipal Josue Neri Santos — Pedro Rosales de León Fracc. Las Mision. squareup.com.
XII Foro Cultural (Colegio Americano The July 11 program is “Chicanos in Liminal
— Av. Mariscal at Maria Martinez, downtown. • Spirit of Old San Elizario Tour is 9 to 11 p.m.
Misiones) presents the children’s show “Inside Time and Space: An Exploration of Historical
AAA Pro Wrestling is at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Friday, May 31, meeting at 1501 Main.
Narratives” by Jorge Hernandez.
June 2. Tickets: 85-835 pesos. Advance tickets Out” at 2, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 7. • Mystery, Murder, & Mayhem: Downtown
at donboleeton.com. Tickets at donboleton.com. Ghost Walk is Saturday, June 1, beginning at Old Fort Bliss — Building 5054, corner of
B-17 Bombers Oyster Pub, 201 S. El Paso. Pershing and Pleasanton Roads, Fort Bliss. The
Teatro el Paseo — The theater is in the Auditorio Benito Juárez — Ignacio
Adults only. Old West days of the “Soldiers of the Pass” are
Centro Comercial El Paseo, Av. Lopez Mateos Ramirez and Vicente Guerrero, one block from
relived through replicas of the original adobe
2005 (at Carr. Casas Grandes). Information: Parque Borunda. “LOL El Espectáculo” is at 1 Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society — fort buildings and military artifacts of the
267-4626. The children’s musical, “Erase Una and 3 p.m. Sunday, June 9. Tickets: 175, 230 Tours depart at 8 p.m. from the Wigwam
Magoffinsville Post, 1854 to 1868. Hours are 9
Vez,” is at 12:30 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Sunday, and 290 pesos (donboleton.com). Museum, 108 E San Antonio. Meet at 7:30 p.m.
a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; by
June 2. Tickets: 175 and 230 pesos (donbole- Cost: $15. Information: 274-9531,
La Rodadora — The interactive children’s ghosts915.com or on Facebook.
appointment only Saturday. Admission is free.
ton.com). Information: 568-4518 or 588-8482 or on
museum is in the city’s Parque Central. Hours Tickets at squareup.com.
Centro Cultural Paso del Norte - Av. are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays Facebook at Old Fort Bliss.
Mysteries of the Ancients at Hueco Tanks
Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, across from the and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. State Park is 8 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, May 31,
Red Cross. Information: 1730300 (Facebook: Admission: 65 pesos (around $5). Information: at Hueco Tanks, 6900 Hueco Tanks Road.
CCPasodelNorte). Advance show tickets at 52-656-558-2415 or larodadora.org. 3D Meet at the park at 7:15 p.m.; gates close
donboleton.com. Theater admission: 30 pesos. Theater/museum promptly at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 per person;
• “Uno Noche de Justicia,” part of the XII Foro combo is 79 pesos. proceeds benefit the park.
Cultura presented by Colegio Americano A “Noche Demente” event for adults to learn
Misiones, begins at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 6. how the brain can perceive things is 8 p.m. to Fort Bayard Tours — Fort Bayard Historic
Tickets: 60-93 pesos. midnight Friday, June 14, with interactive Preservation Society host walking tours of the
• “Let’s Dance,” also presented by Colegio modules, a retro atmosphere, refreshments historic fort 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at each Saturday
Americano Misiones, begins at 5 p.m. Friday, and live music by ’80s and ’90s cover band at Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark, six
June 7. Tickets: 60-93 pesos. “Made Fever by Four Bar.” Tickets 250 pesos. miles east of Silver City, N.M. off U.S. 180.
• Diego Dreyfus speaks on “Amor, Sexo y The museum features 120 permanent interac- Tour begins at Commanding Officer’s Quarter
tive exhibits. and museum (House 26). Tour takes about 90
Dinero” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 12.
Women’s Boxing — Mariana “Barby” minutes; call for time. Admission is free, but
Tickets: 690 pesos. The actor-turned-business-
Juárez takes on Diana ‘La Bonita’ Fernández in donations appreciated. Information, group
man is known for his YouTube videos on emo-
tional processes. the WBC World Bantamweight title fight
• Rock Sinfonico Esperanza Azteca performs at Saturday, June 15, at Plaza De La Mexicanidad
7 p.m. Saturday, June 29. Tickets: 160-260 (Monumental X Explanade), Boulevard 4 Siglos
pesos. and Plutarco Elias Calles. Undercard begins at 5
p.m. Tickets are 230 to 1,150 pesos (donbole-
Feria Juárez 2019 — The annual fair runs ton.com).
June 7-30 at Plaza de la Mexicanidad (at “The
X” monument) with food, rides, entertainment, Museo de la Revolucion de la Frontera
international artists, games, a circus and other (MUREF) — Old Customs House, Zona
activities. General admission is 50 pesos (free Centro, Av. 16 de Septiembre at Ave. Juárez.
for small children, seniors, disabled). Free Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through
admission Mondays through Wednesdays. Sunday. Information: muref.org, inah.org or
Headline entertainment offered most nights at Facebook.

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El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA elpasotexas.gov/parks.
baseball team plays home games at Southwest Age 12 and older also have the opportunity to
University Park on Santa Fe Street in learn some lifeguard-training techniques.
Downtown El Paso. Game times other than
Michael G. Vasquez Baseball
Sunday are 7:05 p.m. Sunday games are 6:05
Tournament — The 25th annual Memorial
p.m. Tickets: $11-$30. Information: 533-BASE
Baseball Tournament benefiting Candlelighters
or EPChihuahuas.com.
is noon to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday, June
• May 29-June 2: Tacoma Rainiers. La Muerte de Las Cruces — Las Cruces’ for other dates and times. General admission 14-16, at Northeast Regional Park, 11270
• June 12-14: New Orleans Baby Cakes Women’s Football Alliance’s final home games and parking are free, except for select week- McCombs. Entry fee per team is $295; deadline
• June 15-18: Oklahoma City Dodgers of the season is Saturday, June 8, versus Rocky ends. Grandstand seating: $15 (counter seat); is June 9. Registration: suncitybaseball.com.
• June 25-28: Sacramento River Cats Mountain Thunderkatz at the Las Cruces Public $50-$60 tables; $45-$100 boxes. Turf club Information: John (575) 448-1864, or Sergio
• June 29-July 3: Fresno Grizzlies Schools’ Sports Complex’s “Field of Dreams,” reservations are $20; valet parking is $7. (915) 867-7591 or suncitytournamets.com.
Football Club Grande — Doña Ana 2501 Tashiro. Ticket, times: (575) 639-0750, Information: (575) 378-4431 or
wfafootball.net or on Facebook. raceruidoso.com. Aqua Posse Summer Program — El
Community College’s competitive soccer club
Paso Aqua Posse’s swimming program regularly
plays at High Noon Soccer Complex in Las Borderland Roller Derby — The derby’s EPCC Softball tryouts — El Paso runs through July. East and West league clinics
Cruces. Admission: $5, free for age 5 and opening season bout is 6 p.m. Sunday, June 9, Community College hosts open tryouts for offered. The professionally coached swimming
under. Information: on Facebook at NMFCG or at El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, their women’s softball team for the upcoming program helps swimmers develop self-discipline
aruiz.fcg@gmail.com. 4100 E. Paisano, with a doubleheader of Chulas academic year at Valle Verde campus baseball and grow as an individual. This is not a “learn to
• June 1: FC Roswell, 7 p.m. vs Catrinas and Viudas vs Diablas. Tickets: $10; and softball fields at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 4 swim” program. Information: aquaposse.org or
• June 14: MSC United, 8 p.m. ($7 with valid military ID; $1 for ages 10 and (infielders) and Wednesday, June 5 (pitchers on Facebook at EPAP-El Paso Aqua Posse.
• June 15: Sporting AZ FC, 8 p.m. younger; or $8 each for pack of six) at brown- and catchers) 919 Hunter. Check-in is 4:45
papertickets.com. Information: borderlan- p.m. Individuals may only attend one tryout. Free Swim Days — Las Cruces Parks &
Pecos League baseball — The New Recreation Department hosts monthly free
Mexico and West Texas league’s 2019 season drollerderby.com or on Facebook. Information: Coach Gutierrez, 831-2367 or
kgutier9@epcc.edu. swim days at East Mesa Bataan Memorial Pool,
runs through Aug. 26. Teams are Alpine El Paso Roller Derby — The doublehead- Athletes must bring a copy of a physical exam 6141 Reynolds, and Laabs Pool, 750 W.
Cowboys, Roswell Invaders, White Sands er bout Saturday, June 22, at Nations Tobin (within 12 months), and their own equipment. Picacho. Upcoming free swim days are Father’s
Pupfish, Santa Fe Fuego, Tucson Saguaros, Recreation Center, 8831 Railroad, featuring Day (June 16), Independence Day (July 4) and
Wasco Reserves, Trinidad Triggers, Garden Pistol Whip-hers vs. Albuquerque Roller Derby, Labor Day (Sept. 2). Hours are noon to 3 p.m.
City Wind California City Whiptails, Monterey and Beast Mode vs. Crash Test Dollies. First Golf and 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Children 8 and under
Amberjacks, High Desert Yardbirds and bout begins at 6 p.m., second at 7:30 p.m.
Father ‘Jack’ Vessels, S.J. Golf must have an adult in the pool at all times. Free
Bakersfield Train Robbers. Full schedule: Cost: $10 in advance; $12 at the door; $5 for
Tournament — The 6th annual memorial swim sessions subject to capacity regulations.
pecosleague.com. military (active and vet only); free for age 10
tournament celebrating the Jesuit legacy in El Information: (575) 541-2782.
El Paso Locomotive FC — El Paso’s pro- and younger with paying adult. Information:
Paso and benefiting Sacred Heart Church El Paso Bicycle Club — All rides are free
fessional soccer team’s home games are at (623) 285-4670, eprollerderby.com, or on
begins with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Friday, and open to the public; helmets required.
Southwest University Park. Individual tickets: Facebook at eprollerderby.
June 7, at Butterfield Trail Golf Club, 1858 Information: elpasobicycleclub.com. Ride
$5 to $49. Information: 235-GOAL, eplocomo- Ruidoso Downs Horse Racing — The Cottonwoods. Registration is 7:30 a.m.; four schedule on Facebook (El Paso Bicycle Club).
tivefc.com, or tickets@eplocomotivefc.com. track and casino is off U.S. 70 in Ruidoso person scramble format. Awards luncheon Repeat riders are encouraged to become a
Game time is 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Downs, N.M. The live racing season runs mid immediately follows. Registration: $125 per member of the club; dues are $18 a year or
Sunday: May through Labor Day weekend. Regular post player; $500 per team. Registration deadline is $25 per family ($30/$40 for two years). Join at
• Saturday, June 8: LA Galaxy II time is 1 p.m. Fridays through Sundays; times May 31 at butterfieldtrailgolf.com. Information: elpasobicycleclub.com.
• Saturday, June 22: Las Vegas Lights FC vary on Trial Race days. Call or check website 603-0779 or sacredheartelpaso.org. Wednesday night rides, a tradition for over 20
Junior Golf Tournament — The 57th years, are leaderless rides of 18-22 miles. The
annual tournament for age 18 and younger, favorite route is a 19-mile loop to Gadsden
hosted by First Tee, is Monday and Tuesday, H.S. Riders leave from Rio Plaza, 6205 Upper
June 17-18, at Ascarate Golf Course. Valley Rd (at Artcraft), beginning 5:45-6 p.m.
Registration (through June 12): $50 players 10
and younger; $60 players 11-18; caddies Motor sports
allowed for age 10 and younger. Information:
252-6511 or thefirstteegreaterelpaso.org. Vado Speedway Park — 15900 Stern in
Qualifying tournament for the IMG Academy Vado, N.M. The new 3/8-mile oval track’s sea-
Junior World Championships in San Diego, son runs Saturdays through Sept. 28. Gates
Calif. July 8-12. open at 5 p.m., racing begins at 7:45 p.m.
General Admission $12, Seniors/Military $10,
Tortugas Golf Scramble — The 14th golf Youth (6-11) $5, Kids 5 & Under free, Pit Pass
tournament held in conjunction with the San $35. Information: (575) 524-7913, vadopeed-
Juan Fiesta begins with at 8 a.m. Friday, June waypark.com or on Facebook.
21, at Tortugas Country Club, Sonoma Golf Take 1-10 Exit 155, then 1/5 mile north on
Course, 1274 Golf Club Road in Las Cruces. Stern (track is on the left).
Four-person scramble. Cost: $100 ($110 after
June 10) per player; $400 ($440 after June 10) Arroyo Seco Raceway — The Southern
per team. Information: David Fierro, (575) 496- New Mexico track is located off Hwy 549, off
1693 or on Facebook. I-10 at the Akela exit, with drag racing, motor-
cycle racing, sportscar testing and more. Call
Recreational sports for ticket prices and times. Information: (575)
494-4794 or arroyosecoraceway.com.
Gus Macker Basketball Tournament - ASR Test N Tunes is Saturday and June 22.

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The annual 3-on-3 tournament begins at 7 a.m. ASR Drags Bracket Series event is Sunday,
® Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, at Inn of the June 23.
Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M. Team entry Trackdays are June 2 and 8.
fee: $132 at macker.com. ASMA Roadracing is Saturday and Sunday
Flip Flops June 8-9.
Sunny Skies Learn to Swim Camp — El Paso Parks and
Recreation Department hosts Braden Aboud Big Daddy 150 — Southwest Texas Off
Summer Heat Memorial Foundation Learn to Swim 9 to 10:30 Road Racing (STORR) hosts the races of for all
is kicking in a.m. for Session I and 10:30 a.m. noon for UTV and baja classes Friday and Saturday, June
School is out Session II Saturday, June 1 and 8, at 7-8. Track and buggy night race is 3 to 8 p.m.
Grandview Outdoor Aquatic Center, 3100 Friday. 4 Wheel parts race is Saturday.
So bring the kids
Jefferson, for ages 5 to 17. Includes swim les- Spectators welcome under their own risk.
to Village Inn!! sons, water safety topics for both children and Information, location: storrracing.com. or on
parents and fun activities. Every participant
El Paso: 1500 Airway •  7144 Gateway East • 4757 Hondo Pass • 2929 N. Mesa Facebook at STORR915.
6440 N. Mesa • 7801 N. Mesa •  2275 Trawood •  1331 N. Zaragoza • 3464 Joe Battle must wear proper swim attire. Free, but
Las Cruces: 1435 S. Valley •  445 S. Telshor advance registration required: 212-0397 or
Please see Page 17

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Sports Packet pickup is noon to 6 p.m. Friday, June
14, at La Fe Cultural and Technology Center.
Cont’d from Page 16
Mission Valley Duathlon — Race El Paso’s
Running events USAT-sanctioned 5K run/20K bike/5K run at 7
a.m. Sunday, June 23, at Tigua Recreation &
Lee and Beulah Moor Walk/Run for Wellness Center, 11200 Santos Sanchez.
Families in Crisis — The Lee and Beulah Registration: $65-$100. Registration at raceel-
Moor Children’s Home hosts the 17th annual paso.com/mission-valley.
5K competitive race and 1-mile fun walk at 8 The first run is followed by a 20K bike on the
a.m. Saturday, June 1, at Sunland Park historical Mission Trail/Socorro Road and the
Racetrack and Casino, 1200 Futurity Drive in second run takes participants back through the
Sunland Park. Race-day registration begins at Ysleta del Sur Pueblo neighborhood.
6:45 a.m. Cost: $25; $20 military/student teams
of 10 or more ($25 on race day). Registration Ruidoso Marathon & Half Marathon —
at raceadventuresunlimited.com. Information: The marathon and half marathon, Schlotzky’s
544-8777 or leemoor.org. Bun Run 5K and Kids Run events are Sunday,
Packet pick up is 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 31. June 23, at White Mountain Recreation
Proceeds benefit the Lee and Beulah Moor Complex, 685 Hull in Ruidoso. Marathon
Children’s Home. Founded in 1959, the home begins at 6 a.m. and half-marathon at 7:30 a.m.
provides a wide range of services and programs Information: parksrec@ruidoso-nm.gov.
for families in the El Paso region in need of Registration at ruidosomarathon.com.
child support and care. Cost: $65 full marathon, $55 half marathon
through May 31; $75-$85 full marathon in June,
Sun City Splash & Dash — Race El Paso’s $65-$75 half marathon in June. No race day
new youth swim-run event for ages 7 to 15 is 8 registration.
a.m., Saturday, June 1, at Ascarate Pool and The 5K is 5:10 p.m. and Kids Run is 5:30 p.m.
Park, 6900 Delta. Family pool party follows at White Mountain Recreational Complex in
event. Space is limited. Entry fee: $25. Ascarate Ruidoso, 685 Hull Road. Registration: $20
Park entry fee is $2 per vehicle. Information: through May 31 (cost goes up in June). No race
256-1765. Online registration at day registration. Kids dash is $10.
raceelpaso.com/splash-dash.
For ages 7 to 10: 100 meter swim, 1K run. Fourth of July Run — Up and Running,
Ages 11 to 15: 200 meter swim, 2.25K run. hosts the 13th annual 5K run/walk 7:04 a.m.
The entire course is closed for the safety of all Thursday, July 4, beginning at Up and Running
participants. Following the race, participants in the Rudolph Shopping Plaza, 3233 N. Mesa.
and their families are invited to swim and enjoy Proceeds benefit Run El Paso Club.
the morning at the family pool. Registration: $20 through July 2; $25 on July 3
and on race day. Information: Chris Rowley,
Race for the Cause — The 10K and 5K run 478-5663. Registration at raceadventuresunlim-
and walk benefiting #EndAIDS is 7 a.m. ited.com.
Saturday, June 8, at ADP El Paso, 7651 San Packet pick up is noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday,
Felipe. Part of the “More Than a Marathon” July 3, and 6 to 6:45 a.m. on race day at Up
series. Registration: $25; at raceadventuresun- and Running.
limited.com.
Packet pick up is noon to 6 p.m. Friday, June Electric 5K and 1-mile fun run — Las
7, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, at 6 to Cruces Running Club and City of Las Cruces
6:45 a.m. on race day at the start line. hosts the 5K race and 1-mile fun run at 7:30
p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Meerscheidt
Run Through the Clouds 10K — Center, 1600 E Hadley. Registration: lascruces-
Cloudcroft Runners host the 10k run/walk and runningclub.com.
1 mile Kids Dash benefiting Saturday, June 8, The Electric Light Parade follows the run.
starting at Zenith Park in Cloudcroft, N.M. Kids
Dash starts at 8 a.m. and 10K at 8:30 a.m. Run Smokey Bear Stampede run — The
is on a mountain course with dirt and paved 39th annual 10K run and 2-mile Fun Run held in
roads throughout the Village of Cloudcroft. conjunction with Smokey Bear Days begins at
Kids Dash is a 1-mile gravel trail loop around 7:30 a.m. Thursday, July 4, starting east of
Zenith Park. Refreshments at finish line. Cost: Smokey Bear Historical Park, at East Creek
$30; $35 on race day; ($10 kids dash for age 9 Road, Capitan, N.M. Various age divisions
and younger; $15 on race day). Information: offered for male and female runners.
(575) 430-7634. Registration raceadventure- Information, registration: (575) 354-2748 or
sunlimited.com. carrizozochamber.org/area-annual-events.
Packet pickup is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Freedom Race — The Independence Day
the Pavilion at Zenith Park on Hwy 82, or 7 to weekend American Eagle runs are Thursday
7:45 a.m. on race day at the start line. through Monday, July 4-8, in Las Cruces. Half
La Fe 5K — The 26th annual Father’s Day Marathon/10k/5k and 1K distances offered. Sign
Community Health 5K run and 5K walk are up at active.com.
7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at La Fe Cultural Running clubs:
and Technology Center, 721 S. Ochoa (rear • Run El Paso has training runs every day of the
building) The 3.1-mile course goes through the week from Kern Place to the Upper Valley.
historic Segundo Barrio neighborhood. All pro- Information: runelpaso.com.
ceeds benefit La Fe’s culture, education, arts, • Coffee Posse Run Club is based on the East
and community empowerment programming. Side. Information: coffeeposse.org
Registration: $20 through June 13 ($25 June 14- • Race El Paso offers coaching programs and
15). Discounts of $5 available for teams of 10 training groups. Information: raceelpaso.com
or more and for active duty military personnel Hash clubs combine trail running with social
(with valid ID at pickup). Free t-shirts for first (i.e. beer-drinking) activities. Runs are marked
200 registered participants. Information: 545- with chalk, and are open to runners of all lev-
7190. Registration at els. Clubs have modest dues, and first run is
raceadventuresunlimited.com. free to newcomers. The Border Jumper Hash
Walk-in registration is available at the La Fe House Harriers: bjhash.com. El Paso Hash
Cultural and Technology Center 9 a.m. to 6 House Harriers: 252-5646 or elpasohash.com.
p.m. Monday through Friday.

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A
fter years of ignoring my border-
line hypertension, I decided to
make some dietary changes to
lower my blood pressure. I wanted to
Complainers come Taking a Look Back
lose some weight, but more importantly
I wanted to reduce my salt intake and in
general pursue a heart-healthier diet.
with every crowd by John McVey Middagh

That led to a lot of reading and think- here’s one in every crowd, a know- gowns, the boys wore black tuxedos. The
ing about nutrition. It struck me how
much nutrition serves as a metaphor for
living a good life in general. Here are
some examples:
• Diets are like denominations. Nobody
completely agrees on everything. But if
we look for common-sense basics,
T it-all complainer. A family had hired
me to take two horses to their daugh-
ter’s birthday party at Album Park.
young lady who appeared to be the bride
wore a white dress adorned with lots of
lace and flowers.
She and the other young ladies quickly
• People who grow up practicing good they’re not that hard to figure out. They’d rented the pavilion for the affair,
headed for the restrooms. But the first
nutrition have a huge head start. It’s eas- • Success can lead to self-righteousness. which was on a sunny afternoon with a
person who went through the door imme-
ier to maintain good habits if we learn The way around that is to realize that slight breeze, with soccer games being
diately turned around, giving me the
them when we’re young. everyone is on the same path, and no played on the other side of the park.
impression that no matter how bad they
• We’re unlikely to change our eating matter where we are, someone is further My young helper that day, Tony, and I
had to use that restroom, they would
habits unless we’re faced with a prob- ahead of us. What matters is going for- unloaded the horses, Roany and Copper.
rather wait than use that facility. They all
lem. Maybe it’s a specific health issue, ward — and helping the ones behind us Both were small and fit easily into my
turned and walked back to the trolley.
or just a desire to look and feel better. as we learn from those in front. 50-year-old Darbyshire stock trailer.
As Tony and I drove home I reflected on
But something has to trigger change. • Somewhere along the line, eating The host family greeted us. Tony and I
having a good day, despite the soccer
• Nothing works without discipline. We unhealthy food no longer appeals to us. started walking horses immediately with
dad, remembering that there is often at
can’t change our eating habits without We’ve changed on the inside. Identity the birthday girl riding first. She was
least one complainer in every crowd.
some self-control. change is what makes behavior change three years old.
Copper did manage to leave behind one
• Support from friends and family makes last. Long-lasting success comes when I’ve worked a lot of birthday parties
pile of manure, by the way. I saw it com-
a big difference. Living in a community we see ourselves as a person who over the years and some of them seem as
ing so I trotted Copper the last few steps
where healthy eating is the norm makes embraces good nutrition, rather than just much for the older folks as much as for
to the goal post where he dumped a big
an even bigger difference. looking at eating as something we do. the youngster. Always tables of food and
moist green pile. Darn, Mr. Soccer Dad
• Unfortunately, society and culture usu- Every one of these points corresponds ice chests filled with drinks. The enter-
must have been looking the other way. I
ally work against us. The foods that are to living a faithful life. Which leads to tainment included a jumping balloon, a
sent Tony back to clean it up while I
advertised the most are the unhealthiest. another good reason to pursue healthy professional clown and my two horses.
loaded horses, and we were out of there
Big food companies keep adding sugar, eating: It teaches us a lot about every- Tony and I walked for two hours around
with no further confrontations.
salt and fat because that’s what sells. thing else in life. And comparatively the soccer field, giving the kids horse-
This story reminds me of another com-
• Trying to change too much at once can speaking, the stakes are fairly low in the back rides. At one point this soccer dad
plainer at an event I was working. I was
lead to failure. Focusing on what’s most short term. Pigging out on junk food is stops me and says, “I hope those horses
hired for the third year in a row to cook
important, mastering that and moving on one of the easier sins to repent from. don’t poop on our field. We got kids
for the Renegade Riders during their 250-
playing here.”
to the next level is more likely to suc- Randy Limbird is editor of Then, in the same brisk breath, he mile endurance ride on horses, an extrav-
ceed. Also, we always need to hold on to El Paso Scene. Comments? asked, “You got a permit?” aganza that crisscrossed and circled the
what we’ve already achieved. Send to randy@epscene.com “Yes sir, I’m at the pavilion with the Potrillo Mountains west of El Paso.
birthday party,” I answered, which was a I was cooking for 110 people. Some
half-truth. I had never gotten a permit in vegetarians, but thankfully most were
all the years I had done this and had carnivorous. This night in question I was
never been asked for one, either. I figured cooking chicken on a big barbecue grill I
the birthday party had its own permit to had dragged out to the main camp. The
use the pavilion. chicken was on the grill when a younger
Soccer Dad was getting on my case looking guy walks up and asked me
after I’d walked by dirty plates full of where my meat thermometer was.
food thrown on the ground, candy wrap- “Meat thermometer? I don’t know what
pers and cups all left by his soccer bud- you’re talking about,” I told him, turning
dies and their families. my head slightly while I continued my
Nevertheless, he kept watching to see if duties as chef. “If your piece of chicken
my horses pooped on this field. I hoped isn’t cooked to your liking bring it back
one would, over one of those dirty plates, and I will put on the fire again, which
so I could point to all the trash. But he will kill that chicken for the third time.”
kept to his shade tree and continued He stormed off but not before telling me
watching my horses go round-and-round. he was a doctor. He didn’t know just how
Tony and I continued walking. All the much I didn’t care what he did. If he’d
birthday folks — kids, moms, dads, plus been nicer and just out to visit and maybe
grandmother — took a turn before letting find out more of my cooking habits, he’d
my horses go. learned I’d boiled the chicken at the
Actually, the biggest poop problem that house for a time before bringing it out to
day was in the restrooms at one end of finish over the hot pecan wood coals.
the soccer field. An old-time trolley Oh my, does there always have to be
pulled into the parking lot and unloaded one in every crowd?
its well-dressed passengers, young adults John McVey Middagh is a former
who looked like they were a wedding saddle shop owner. You can reach
party. The girls wore long lavender him at jmiddagh@yahoo.com.

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El Paso Scene’s 14th annual
SUMMER FUN GUIDE FOR KIDS
For additional camps and classes, including
those in southern New Mexico, and
School’s out extended listing details, go to
epscene.com/summerfunguide.html
but summer Day camps
camps and YWCA Camps — YWCA El Paso Del
Norte Region camps are Monday through
Friday. Enrollment at ywcaelpaso.org.
classes are in! Cost: $110 weekly ($130 Dodson
branch). Some camps offer daily rates.
Information: 519-0000 or ywcaelpaso.org.
Outdoor camp for ages 6-12 is at Mary
Ann Dodson, 4400 Boy Scout Lane, 7 a.m.
Story by to 6 p.m. through Aug. 9. Information:
Lisa Kay Tate 519-0005.
Indoor camps offered for ages 4-12.
Information: 519-0003.
• Sierra Vista camp at Sierra Vista School,
ummer camps are as much a tradition ing kids get into the hands-on practice of

S
1501 Bob Hope is 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. May
of the season as shorts and ice cream adobe making always brings fun memo- 31-June 28.
cones, and El Paso has no shortage of ries. • Shirley Leavell, 10712 Sam Snead, 7
programs to keep kids busy until the “Kids show up afraid to get dirty and a.m. to 6 p.m. May 31-Aug. 23.
school bell rings in mid to late August. touch the mud. After a couple of hours,
Each year, El Paso Scene offers families
Kids-N-Co they have mud on their hands, clothes and St. Mark’s Adventure Camps — St.
its Summer Fun Guide of camps and class- One camp that has helped teach local face,” she said. “They are also smiling Mark’s United Methodist Church, 5005
es available throughout the Borderland. young talent about the various aspects of from ear to ear.” Love Road, hosts weekly camps for age 2-
The guide begins at right. acting and other elements of the theatre, is On the other end of the spectrum, she 12 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through
Some of these camps and classes have Kids-N-Co., which has been offering their recalled one student who took to heart Friday, through July 19, with a different
been around for decades and have hosted Summer Production camps for just over 31 what she learned about the customs of the theme each week. Before and after care,
thousands of campers over the years. years. past, as in their “Party Like It’s 1899” tea 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for additional fee.
Many new camps and programs appear Anthony Michael Stokes, who has been and etiquette class. Camps are $155 per week ($125 July 1-3,
each, some catering to just a few youths in involved in the area’s theatre scene for “I know of one young lady that has been 5). Registration, information:
specialized areas. several years, helps lead these camps setting her family’s dinner table perfectly stmarkschurch.tv/summer-camp.
No matter how big or small, or whether today. Finding the right actor and role since she attended our tea etiquette class YMCA camps - Programs run 7 a.m. to
the camp follows nature, arts, history or combination gives him particular satisfac- and gleaned that ‘etiquette is not about me 6 p.m. Monday through Friday through
outdoor recreation, every summer camp tion, so one of his favorite moments was but how I can make others feel good about mid-August for ages 4-12, at all three El
organizer, director or leader has a memory seeing these elements come together for themselves,’” Wood said. “How awesome Paso branches. Camps are $150 per
or a story to tell. one young actor. is that?” week; ($95 members). Information: 584-
Here are just four examples from some of “I’m diligent in not only finding the right 9622, ext. 21 or elpasoymca.org.
the people whose work with local campers show for the students, but casting the right Zoo Camp • Loya Family YMCA, 2044 Trawood, is
has rewarded them fond memories of the person in the right role. I also want to May 28-Aug. 26. Information: 590-9622.
Whatever the camp or class, every single
youth involved: make sure that we create pieces and roles • Bowling Family YMCA, 5509 Will Ruth
camper and participant has a different
that complement the cast and their talents, (call for schedule). Information: 755-9622.
impact on the camp instructors and volun-
while also challenging them so they can be • Westside Family YMCA, 7145 N. Mesa
teers, and some of them return to partici-
Club Rec
the best version of themselves,” Stokes (call for schedule). Information: 584-9622.
El Paso Parks and Recreation’s Club Rec pate in their favorite camps year after year.
said. “Last year I had the opportunity to
has been a prominent part of summer for Toni “Ms. Toni” Lopez has been a camp Montessori Heroes — Mountain West
direct ‘Into the Woods Jr.’ and we just so
youth and teens throughout the city for 25 leader for El Paso Zoo’s Summer Camps
happen to have a young lady who was a Montessori, 403 Frontera, hosts camps
years. Recreation Specialist Alfonso for more than 20 years, and has worked
newcomer to the company and had the for ages 18 months to third grade in June
Valenzuela recalled one instance a few with hundreds of young animal lovers.
most eccentric, quirky personality. It was and July. Information: 584-5728 or
years ago that was particularly inspiring. One of the many campers who stood out
great.” mwmontessori.com.
“Like every year, Club Rec at the Don for her was a boy named Justus, whose
He said they ended up casting her as Boys & Girls Club Camp — Boys
Haskins Recreation Center had to do a per- involvement in zoo camp has been such a
Milky White, the “cow as white as milk,”
formance that year,” he said. “At first positive thing for everyone involved, it and Girls Club of El Paso hosts its pro-
and worked with her so she was a crucial
everyone from participants to staff was might encourage him to someday work gram for ages 6-18 from 8 a.m. to 4:30
part of the show and a memorable charac-
dragging their feet about planning for this with zoos. p.m. June 3-Aug. . Cost: $60; includes
ter.
activity. It seemed no one wanted to do it.” “He attended camp for six years in a breakfast and lunch. Registration at 801 S.
“We also wanted to make sure she shined
However, he said the “acting bug bit row,” Lopez said. “He loves our orang- Florence. Information: 532-7410 or bgcel-
just as much as the rest of the cast and not
everyone” closer to the date of the per- utans and teaches others how to help pro- paso.org.
only did she do that, she stole quite a few
formance. tect these endangered species by becoming Camp Shamayim — The J Center for
scenes,” he said. “I made sure I created a
“Many talented individuals joined from an advocate with his fellow students on
costume that made her feel special and Early Learning, 4408 N. Stanton, hosts a
singers to musicians to a contortionist,” palm oil.”
good about her role and the end result was program 9 a.m. to noon for age 1-2 and 9
Valenzuela said. “Rehearsals took place, She said he comes to the zoo often and
pure joy, hard work and a memorable per- a.m. to 3 p.m. for ages 3-11 June 3-July
props were made and everyone was ready observes and documents the orangutans’
formance.” 26. Cost: $125 per week (age 1-2); $150
for the big day. It was spectacular! So activities, especially the baby. per week (age 3-11). Information: 534-
many talented kids, and such enthusiasm. “He also went to a local restaurant that 1234. Registration:
Towards the end everyone was singing at helped him raise money, which in turn pur-
Magoffin Home
thejelpaso.curacubby.com/fst/camp-
the recital. The audience was singing, the Summer classes at Magoffin Home State chased some trees for our El Paso Zoo,” shamayim.
kids were hugging and singing on the Historic Site have been around just under she said. “I’m so proud of Justus and his
stands! It was very uplifting.” 10 years. Education and Public Events love of animals. I know he will be working
Coordinator, Machelle Wood said watch- here one day.” Please see Page 20

June 2019 El Paso Scene Page 19


Summer fun through Fridays June 10-July 27 at Bassett Camp Creativity — Michael’s hosts crafts camp for ages 3-9 10 a.m. to noon Monday
Place. Apply at mall office 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for kids 10 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays through Friday, June 24-28, July 8-12 and July
Cont’d from Page 19
Monday through Friday; proof of child’s age and Fridays, June 10-July 26. Cost: $3 per 30- 22-26. Tuition: $150 per five-day camp ($50
required (birth certificate). No classes July 1-5. minute session. Open to ages 3 and up. nonrefundable deposit to reserve space); space
CYS Summer Camps — Fort Bliss MWR Information: 772-7016 or Locations: 811 Sunland Park Drive and 1313 is limited to 12 per camp; early registration
offers several summer camp and class options ShopBassettPlace.com. George Dieter, Suite C. Information: strongly encouraged. Information: 276-6522 or
for DoD ID cardholders and registered CYS The program is open to children ages 5 and 6 michaels.com/camp-creativity. 4lovedance.com.
youth. CYS registration at 568-4737. (as of June 10). The one-week class is spon-
sored with the El Paso Police Department. El Paso Museum of Art — Summer Art
Information: bliss.armymwr.com.
Camps offer morning sessions 9:30 a.m. to
Ibero Academy — The academy, based in Camp Kadima 2019 — The 32nd annual noon, and afternoon sessions 1 to 3:30 p.m. Nature/History
the Upper Valley, hosts its “Imagination” week- summer camp serving special needs individuals Tuition: $75 ($60 members). Information: 212- Magoffin Kids’ Camps and classes —
long camps for youth June 3-28. Extended 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 17-July 5. Call for 0300 or elpasoartmuseum.org. Magoffin Home State Historic Site hosts Kids
care offered. Tuition varies. Information: 585- location: Tom, 449-6473. Classes for age 6-9: Camps 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (except as listed) on
0840 or iberoacademy.com. • June 18-21: Art and Nature (mornings) and selected days during the summer. Reservations
Camp Lydia Mann — El Paso Diabetes
Mixed Media Collage (afternoons) recommended; space is limited. Bring a sack
Kids-n-Critters — The Humane Society of Association, 1220 Montana, hosts camps June
• July 16-19: Drawing and Painting (after-
24-28 for children with diabetes or pre-dia- lunch; snacks provided. Cost: $20 per class.
El Paso, 4991 Fred Wilson, hosts camps 8:30 noon), and Beginning Clay Sculpture (morning)
betes ages 5 to 12. Information, registration: Information: 533-5147 or
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday • July 30-Aug. 2: Create with Clay (morning).
532-6280 or epdiabetes.org. visitmagoffinhome.com.
June 3-7 (for ages 6-8), June 17-21 (for ages Classes for age 10-13: • “Building El Paso: A Simulation!” Wednesday,
9-11), and July 8-12 (for ages 12-14). Girl Scout Summer Camp — Girl Scouts • June 18-21: Printmaking (morning) June 5, and Friday, June 28 for age 8-14.
Registration: $80; at hselpaso.org/events. of the Desert Southwest hosts week-long resi- • July 16-19: Painting (afternoon), and • Party Like It’s 1899: Thursday, June 6 and
Information: 532-6971. dent camps June 30-July 20 at Camp Mitre Drawing (morning) 27 for age 8-12.
Radford Summer Camp — Radford Peak, between Alpine and Fort Davis, Texas, • July 30-Aug. 2: Ceramics (afternoon), and • Getting Crafty: Wednesday, June 12 for ages
School, 2001 Radford Street, hosts the multi- for girls in grades 1-12. Cost: $465-$550. Zines, Comic Books and Superheros (morning). 6-12.
discipline camp for boys and girls age 3-10 is 9 Registration: gsdsw.org/camp2019. • Focus on Fine Arts: Friday, June 14 age 6-12.
a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, June • Fun with Corn: Wednesday, June 19 for ages
3-28. Camp includes fun activities, swimming,
Art/crafts Dance & Music 8-14.
reading and math lessons and field trip. Call for • Games!: Thursday, June 20, for age 5-10.
EP Center of VPA Summer Camp — El
details: 565-27370. CreArte Summer Camp — The summer • Corn Husk Dolls: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June
Paso Center of Visual & Performing Arts, 125 29, for ages 8-14.
art camps with instructor Teresa Fernandez are
Club Rec — The City of El Paso Parks and Thunderbird, Suite C, hosts summer camps
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays through Adobe “Building With Dirt” classes for ages 6
Recreation Department two-week camp runs June 3-July 22. Information, cost: 309-4636 or
Fridays in June and July at 7815 Helen of Troy, and older are 9 a.m. to noon on the following
Monday through Friday June 10-Aug. 2 for epcvpa.com.
Ste. A, for ages 4-8. Cost: $120 per week. dates: June 7, June 13, June 21, June 26 and
ages 6-12. Cost is $40 per week, per child; • Guitar, ages 8-12, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday
Information: 613-7817. June 29. Cost: $10.
some scholarships available. Information: 212- through Friday, June 3-7.
0393 or elpasotexas.gov/parks Creative Kids — Creative Kids offers a vari- • Ballet and Tap Combo class for age 5-8 is Zoo Camp — The week-long camps for ages
Registration available at any recreation center. ety of summer art classes at the Olo Gallery, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, June 3-24. 6 to 10 are 9 a.m. to noon Monday through
504 San Francisco Street in Union Plaza. • Beginning Folklorico for age 5-7 is 5 to 5;30 Friday, June 3-Aug. 2, at the El Paso Zoo,
Safety Town — The annual Safety Town
Advance registration required, space is limited. p.m. Tuesday-Friday, July 16-19. 4001 E. Paisano. Cost: $110 per week; $95 zoo
program for children about to start school has
Information: 533-9575 or creativekidsart.org. • Dance and art camps for age 5-9 are 9 a.m. members; $100 military non-members.
free weekly sessions 10 a.m. to noon Mondays
to 1 p.m. June 17-21 and July 15-19. Information: 212-0245 or elpasozoosociety.org.
• Tap Camp for age 6-8 is 6:30 to 7 p.m.
Archaeology Camp — El Paso Museum of
Mondays, July 1-22.
Archaeology, 4301 Transmountain in Northeast
• Tiny Tots Princess Camp for age 2-4 is 5:30
El Paso offers four-day camps for ages 7 to 12
to 6 p.m. Mondays, July 1-22.
9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays through Fridays, June
• Ballet I Princes Camp for age 5-7 is 6 to 6:30
4-28. Cost: $70 ($55 members). Advance reg-
p.m. Mondays, July 1-22.
istration required; forms at archaeology.elpaso-
Breakin’ Beats summer camps — texas.gov. Information: 212-3273.
Breakin’ Beats Dance Studio, 1035 Belvidere, Optional field trip to Hueco Tanks State Park
Suite 370. Information: 584-4755, breakinbeats- on Saturdays (not included with camp cost).
dancestudio.com or on Facebook.
Princess Camps for ages 3 to 6 are 9 to 11
a.m. Monday through Friday June 10-14, and
July 8-12. Cost: $120. Dance Camp for age
Reading/Language
7-10 and 11-14 is 9 a.m. to noon Monday Barnes & Noble Summer Reading —
through Friday, June 17-July 5. Cost: $300. Kids entering grades 1-6 can earn a free book
by reading books and completing a journal
El Paso Ballet Theatre School — about the books they’ve read through Sept. 5
Intensive Sessions are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June at area Barnes & Nobles. Books do not need to
11-23 and July 2-14 at 1060 Doniphan Park be purchased from Barnes & Noble, but forms
Circle, Suite H. Cost per two-week session is must be completed to earn free book; limit one
$650. Information: 760-6062 or at elpasobal- per child. Forms available in English and Spanish
lettheatre.com. at barnesandnoble.com/summerreading.
Orchestra Camp — El Paso Symphony Library Kids — The El Paso Public Library
Youth Orchestra’s 10th annual summer camp hosts a series of programs for kids at all library
for ages 8-18 is Monday through Friday, June branches through the summer months.
17-21, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Center. At Information: 351-4435. For complete schedule,
least one year of experience required on an visit the Kids Catalog at elpasolibrary.org.
orchestral instrument. Cost: $100 ($85 early The Library’s free Reading Club for grades K
bird by June 3). Register by June 10. through 6, teens and adults club runs through
Information: 525-8978 or epsyos.org. summer at all public library facilities.
Ballet Summer Courses 2019 — Olga’s Registration forms available at any public library
Russian Ballet School, 5411 N. Mesa, Suite 31 or at elpasolibrary.org. Information: 212-3261.
(PepperTree Square), hosts Summer Ballet ses- ‘A Universe of Stories’ Summer
sions 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 8-11 and Program — The Jenna Welch & Laura Bush
3:30 to 6 p.m. for ages 12-21 Monday through Community Library at EPCC’s Northwest
Friday, July 8-19 and July 22-Aug. 12. Call for Campus, 6701 S. Desert, hosts family programs
cost. Information: 408-3405 or Mondays through Fridays, June 10-28, on
balletelpaso.com. sports and fitness, fine arts and more, as well as
Fairy Princess Dance Camp — For the
Love of Dance, 7930 N. Mesa, Suite B9, hosts Please see Page 21

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Summer fun • July 27: Elite High School Camp at Glory to 11:30 a.m. Cost: $30. camps that culminate with campers attending a
Field. Cost: $42.40. Locomotive FC match.
Cont’d from Page 20 Gymnastics Elite Summer Camps — Cost ranges from $85-$175 depending on
Golddigger Dance Camp for girls and boys
Gymnastics Elite, 12115 Rojas, Suite 900, hosts
grades 1-12 is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday camp and includes soccer instruction, small-
the summer reading club. Most programs are camps for ages 3-11 Mondays through Fridays
through Friday, June 11-14, in Memorial Gym. sided and full-sided games, a Locomotive FC
free; some may include nominal fee. June 3-July 26. Full day camps are 8 a.m. to 3
Cost: $63.60. Soccer Camp T-Shirt and a ticket to a
Information: 831-8840. Registration available p.m. half day camps are 8 to 11 and noon to 3
Final public performance is 11 a.m. Friday, Locomotive FC home game. Registration and
through June 10 at epcc.edu/library/nw. p.m. Pre-registration required; no walk-ins.
June 14. Admission is free. schedule:eplocomotivefc.com/camps.
Cost per week: $25-$99 full day, $20-$85 half
The 31st annual Cheer Camp is 8:30 a.m. to 2
day. Information: 590-9056 or Gymnastics- Painted Dunes Summer Golf Camps —
p.m. Tuesday through Friday, June 18-21.
elite.com. Painted Dunes Golf Course, 12000 McCombs,
Math/Science Cost: $85 day; $185 overnight through June
hosts junior golf camps for kids ages 5 to 17 are
Mathnasium Summer Math Program
10.bCost for day camp goes up to $100 June Locomotive FC Soccer Camps — El 9 to 11 a.m. Monday through Thursday, June
11-14; no late registration for overnight camp. Paso Locomotive FC Youth Soccer hosts sum-
— Programs are planned for grades 2 through 3-Aug. 8, for all skill levels. Instruction focused
Information: bmarquez@utep.edu. mer soccer camp programs mornings (8:30 to
seniors throughout the summer at both the on fundamentals of golfing including driving,
Basketball camps for boy are 9 a.m. to noon 11:30 a.m.) or evenings (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.) at
West (7250 N. Mesa Ste B) and East (1355 chipping, putting and on course play. Cost: $75
Monday though Thursday, June 24-27 and various locations and dates in June through
George Dieter Dr. Ste 106) locations, to help per week (includes snacks). Class size limited.
Aug. 5-8, or 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through August. First camp opens June 3-6.
students prepare for the coming year. Monthly Information: 821-2122 or painteddunes.com.
Wednesday, July 1-3, in Don Haskins Center. Evening camps are held around the city and at
memberships available as well as 10- and 16-
Cost: $225 ($195 July 1-3). the Locomotive Training Facility. Morning
session packages during summer break.
Basketball camps for girls are Monday through camps on both sides of town and three-day
Information: 587-6284 or mathnasium.com. Please see Page 22
Thursday, June 24-27 at Foster Stevens
MIND Explorers Summer Camp — The Basketball Complex. Times are 9 a.m. to noon
“Math In New Directions” Explorers camp for (K-5), 1 to 4 p.m. (grade 6-8) and 7 to 9 p.m.
students in grades 8-11 interested in informa- (grade 9-12). Cost: $100.
tion technology and mathematics is 9 a.m. to 3 Volleyball camps are at Memorial Gym:
p.m. Monday through Friday, July 22-26, at El • Setter-Libero Instructional Camp runs 1:30
Paso Community College Administrative p.m. Saturday to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 6-7. Cost:
Services Center, 9050 Viscount. Team-building $250.
games and hands-on activities, and visits from • Serving Camps are 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays,
professionals from math and related fields. July 9 or July 16. Cost: $50.
Camp is free; breakfast, lunch and supplies • All-Skills Camps are Tuesday through
included. Information: 831-6475. Thursday, July 9-11 and Friday through
Sunday, July 19-21. Cost: $290-$370.
• Advanced Camps are Tuesday through
Sports Thursdays, July 16-18, and Thursday through
Saturday, July 25-27. Cost: $320-$395.
Elite camps — Elite Youth Sports West, • Position Camp is Monday through
6910 N. Mesa, Suite H, host three-day summer Wednesday, July 22-24. Cost: $310-$385.
camps for ages 5 and older from 8 a.m. to 3 • Lil’ Miners Camp for age 5-10 is 10 a.m. to
p.m. Monday through Friday, through Aug. 9. noon Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 1-4.
Cost: $99 per week ($124 with extended Cost: $50.
care). Information: 581-3476 or elpa- UTEP Team Tournament is noon to 4 p.m.
soelitewest. Friday, July 12. Cost: $50 per camper; or $500
per team ($600 after May 1).
Westsidestars Volleyball — El Paso Stars
Soccer camps are at University Soccer Field:
volleyball hosts two-week co-ed summer
• Miners Soccer Camp is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
camps 8 a.m. to noon Mondays through
Sunday through Wednesday, June 16-19; or 9
Fridays, through Aug. 9, at All Stars Haven
a.m. to noon Wednesday through Saturday,
4585 Ripley, Building #4. Cost: $20 per day;
June 19-22 for ages 6-18. Cost: $153.70.
$180 two weeks; $320 four weeks; $600 eight
• One Day College ID camps for grades 9 and
weeks. Information: 585-1080. Registration:
above are 9 to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday,
elpasostars.org/camps-clinics.
July 27-28. Cost: $90 for one day; $170 for
Ascarate Park Aquatics Center — El both days.
Paso County Parks & Recreation offers swim
lessons at Ascarate Park Aquatics Center dur-
Chris Jans Basketball Camp — Camps
for kids entering grades 4-8 are 9 a.m. to 3:30
ing the summer. Register in the Park
p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 3-6, at
Administration office, 6900 Delta, 8 a.m. to 6
the NMSU Pan American Center and annex.
p.m. Monday through Friday. Fee: $40 for 8
Cost: $245. Information: (575) 646-1646 or
lessons (2 lessons per week). Parents or
jcowens@nmsu.edu. Registration: camps.jump-
authorized guardians required to stay during
forward.com/chrisjansbasketball.
the lessons. Information: 771-2380 or epcoun-
• Youth Camp (grades 1-3) is 9 a.m. to 12:30
typarks.com/swimlessons/.
p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 10-13.
Parks and Recreation ‘Learn to Swim’ Cost: $130.
— “Learn to Swim” sessions offered at all city • Elite Camp (boys 14 and older, including
aquatic facilities for various ages. Information: Junior College) is 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June
544-3556. Fee: $44 ($56 non resident). 15. Cost: $45.
Registration at any City Pool or
elpasotexas.gov/parks-and-
First Tee Summer Camps — First Tee of
Greater El Paso hosts its summer programs 9
recreation/aquatics/programs.
a.m. to noon Mondays through Thursday, June
UTEP Sports Camps — All camp prices 3-Aug. 8, at Ascarate Golf Course, 6900 Delta,
subject to increase after pre-registration dates. and other courses. Financial aid, military dis-
Team and returning camper and early bird dis- counts, and sibling discounts offered. Cost: $75
counts available for some camps. Information, per child per week. Information: 252-6511 or
registration: 747-6065 or thefirstteegreaterelpaso.org.
minercamps@utep.edu. Registration: utepath- Additional summer classes offered Saturdays,
letics.com/summercamps. June 1-29 and July 6-Aug. 3:
Football Camps are 8 a.m. to noon on the fol- Wee Ones sessions for ages 3 1/2 to 5 are 9
lowing Saturdays: to 10 a.m. Space is limited. Cost: $50.
• June 1: Football Kids Camp at Glory Field. “All In” class sessions for those who can’t par-
Cost: $37.10. ticipate during the week are 10:30 a.m. to
• June 8: One Day High School Camp for high noon Saturdays. Fee: $60.
school at Sun Bowl Stadium. Cost: $42.40. Purcell Special Needs Kids Classes are 10:30

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Summer fun campers. Cost: $500. Information: (575) 743- aspects of running a small chocolate factory and
1602, (575)740-1778 or on Facebook. more. Participants take home projects every
Cont’d from Page 21
day. Cost: $125 per week; space is limited. July
Verizon Innovative Learning Program camps sold out for 2019. Information: 581-
Screaming Eagles Martial Arts — The program for middle school boys is 9
7290 or on Facebook at Chocolat’-El Paso.
Summer Camp — Screaming Eagles Martial a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays,
Arts, 645 Wallenberg, A-11, hosts camp June July 8-July 25 on the NMSU campus. This pro-
gram is designed to put technology into stu-
Engineering Camp — UTEP College of
3-Aug. 9 for ages 3 to 17. Learn a variety of Engineering will host its week-long Excellence
skills ranging from extreme kicks and hapkido dents’ hands and give them experience solving
in Technology, Engineering, and Science
techniques to the ancient art of the Samurai real world problems. Parent orientation is
(ExciTES) Summer Institute for students in
Sword, to movie stunt tumbling and more Saturday, July 6. Registration:
grades 6-8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays
depending on the camp. Half day camps are 8 nacce.com/vil19regformboys.
through Fridays June 24-July 19 (excluding
a.m. to noon and noon to 4 p.m.; full day Applicants should identify as minority male
week of July 4) on the UTEP campus. Cost:
camps are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ages 3 and 4 must students from middle schools with an average
$175 per week. Information: 747-8822 or engi-
already be students in the academy. Cost infor- of more than 70 percent free and reduced
neering.utep.edu/plaza/excites.
mation: 820-0739 or screamingeaglesmar- lunch. This program will continue in the 2019-
• Robotics sessions for grades 3-5 are 9 a.m. to
tialarts.weebly.com. 2020 school year, with workshops at NMSU’s
noon June 10-14, and 1 to 4 p.m. June 24-28,
Las Cruces campus one Saturday per month.
Fencing Summer Camps — Salle De Long July 8-12, and July 15-19. Cost per week:
Fencing School, 3525 Pershing, hosts its annual $110.
summer camps 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday Theater • Mining Engineer sessions for grades 3-5 are 9
a.m. to noon June 24-28, July 8-12, and July
through Friday, June 10-14 and July 22-26 for
all ages. Camps divided into age and skill
ACT Summer Camps — A Children’s 15-19. Cost per week: $110.
Theatre of the Mesilla Valley offers camps • Sol y Aqua Coding for Girls grades 6-8 are 9
groups, and cover various levels of the Olympic
beginning Monday through Friday May 28-June a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays June
sport of fencing from fundamentals to more
29 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 225 10-14, June 17-21, and July 22-26. Cost:
challenging level. Cost: $150 for five days; $50
W. Griggs in Las Cruces. Production classes are $175 per week.
for one day. Information: 346-4338, sallede-
9 to 11:30 a.m. with theatre workshops noon • Challenge session for grades 9-11 is 9 a.m. to
long@gmail.com, salledelong.com or on
to 1:30 p.m. Cost: $175. Registration: (575) 4 p.m. June 3-7, June 17-21, and July 22-26.
Facebook.
644-9561 or achildrenstheatre.org. Cost: $175 per week.
Martial Arts Summer Camps — The camp will end with live performances of
Hayashi’s Martial Arts Academy, 211 Teramar “The Reluctant Dragon” at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 P3 Kidz on Campus Camps —
Way, hosts camps for age 6 and older 9 a.m. to p.m. Saturday, June 28-29. Tickets: $6 in Professional and Public Programs (P3) at UTEP
2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 10-14 advance from ACT; $8 at the door. offers weekly half and full-day Summer Youth
and June 17-21. The arts covered are Judo Camps for kids entering kindergarten through
(Japanese wrestling), Karate (the way of the
Kids-N-Co. Summer Camps — Kids-N- 12 grades. Extended day care and supervised
Co. offers its 31st season of the city’s longest- lunch services available for an additional fee. All
empty hand), Kendo (way of the sword), kick-
running theater summer camps at First camps are held on the UTEP campus beginning
boxing, and Kali (Filipino stick fighting). No pre-
Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison. All June 3. Camp size is limited. Information: 747-
vious experience necessary. Cost: $225.
camps conclude with public performances or 5142 or ppp.utep.edu.
Information: 760-6999,
film screenings. Tuition: $300 per camp; $200
hayashismartialarts.com. Children’s College — El Paso Community
Kindergarten Camps. Discounts for multiple
Say No to Bullying Summer Camp — camps, or for multiple siblings in camp. College presents its summer classes and camps
Total Defense, 1060 Doniphan Park Circle, Ste Registration at 274-8797 or on Facebook children and teens age 5-17 at the various
F, offers week-long camps for ages 5-13. Costume Design & Sewing also held through- EPCC campuses. Classes begin June 8. Walk-
Camps are Monday through Friday, June 10- out the summer. in registration at any EPCC campus; deadline is
14, June 24-28, July 8-12 and July 15-19. Production Camps led by Vanessa Keyser are June 5 for June 8 classes. Tuition and age
Activities include Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu separated into ages 8-11 and 12-15. Each group requirements vary. Information: 831-2851 or
Jitsu basics, bounce house, games, Nerf battles, will delve into acting, tech, costumes, and epcc.edu/Academics/ContinuingEducation.
movies, music, and more. Cost per camp: make-up. Peter Piper Kids Days — Peter Piper
$160. Information: 841-9149 or td-ep.com. • Production Camp 1 is 12:30-4:30 p.m. June Pizza’s El Paso locations hosts the recreational
10-July 7, with performances July 5-7. summer program for kids age 3-12 11 a.m. to 1
County Sportspark — Summer season t-
• Production Camp 2 is 12:30-4:30 p.m. July p.m. Tuesdays June 11-July 30 different
ball, baseball, and Softball at El Paso County
8-Aug. 4, with performances Aug. 2-4. themed activities each week. Information: 541-
Sportspark, 1780 N. Zaragoza starts June 17,
Musical Theater Camp is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 8211 or peterpiperpizza.com.
with teams playing 10 games before the single
p.m. June 17-July 14, with performances July
elimination playoffs. Registration done by team
12-14, with Beginning (ages 8-11) and
coaches; individuals without a team may call the
Sportspark to be added to the eligible players
Advanced (ages 12-15) groups. Beginning camp Movies
will focus on acting through singing, vocal work
list. Cost: $50 per player. Information: 857-
and choreography through Disney music.
Movie Clubhouse — El Paso Cinemark
7676 or epcountyparks.com/Sportspark locations host a movie series of recent G and
Advanced camp is a workshop focused on act-
Required documents include birth certificate. PG favorites for kids May 29-Aug. 15.
ing in a musical setting. Teens taught by
All teams need at least one representative and Admission: $1 at the door (for adults or chil-
Anthony Michael Stokes, and Kids taught by
nine players to register. Games are 2 to 8 p.m. dren) or $5 for 10 movies in advance. Lineup
Emily James & Raul Hernandez.
Monday through Thursday, and noon to 3 p.m. varies on location. Schedules:
Kinder Camps teach ages 5-7 to feel comfort-
Saturday. cinemark.com/smc.
able on stage, working on a short play per-
Black Range Horsemanship Camp — formed at the end of the session.
• Kinder Camp 1 taught by Vanessa Payan is
Alamo Drafthouse Kids Camp — Al250
The camp is June 29-July 6 in Winston, N.M.,
E. Montecillo. Low-cost screenings for kids age
in the Cuchillo Mountains. The camp, led by 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 17-28, with a per-
3-12 and their parents run noon, most Monday
Greg Evans and now in its 28th year, is open to formance June 28.
through Thursdays through Aug. 15. The cin-
boys and girls ages 8 to 16 of all riding skill lev- • Kinder Camp 2 taught by Raul Chavez is 9:30
ema’s normal No Talking/No Texting rules
els. Activities include horseback riding, arts and to 11:30 a.m. July 15-26, with performance
apply at all screenings. Tickets are $1, $3 or $5.
crafts, Indian lore, sports and games, rifle July 26.
Ticket sales benefit St. Jude’s Children’s
shooting, skeet shooting for older campers,
Research Hospital. Information: 845-7469 or on
archery, a cattle drive and branding (range con-
Facebook at Alamo Drafthouse El Paso. Tickets
ditions permitting), drama, skits and dancing,
and field trips to Elephant Butte Lake, Gila
Also at drafthouse.com/el-paso.
National Forest Hike, Turn of the Century Summer Chocolate Camp at Chocolat’ Summer Kids Festival — The Grand
Silver Mine, and Ghost Towns. Campers may — Four-day camps are offered during the sum- Theatre at Freedom Crossing on Fort Bliss
also bring their own horses if desired. mer for kids 5-15 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. hosts kid’s movies at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and
Parents are invited on final day for a dinner Mondays through Thursday throughout the Wednesdays through July 31. Doors open at
and campfire. Cost: $500; $100 reservation summer months at Chocolat, 5860 N. Mesa, 9:15 a.m. Cost: $4, plus tax for movie, drink
deposit required. Discounts offered for return- Suite 132 in the Shoppes on Mesa. Learn to and popcorn. Information: 615-0621 or the-
ing campers and families with two or more make chocolate, create molds, dip & decorate grandtheatre.com.
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Centennial Museum — University at Las Cruces area
Wiggins, UTEP. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 Monday
through Saturday. Admission is free. Branigan Cultural Center — Branigan
Information: 747-6667 or museum.utep.edu. Building, 501 N. Main, (Downtown Mall) Las
Showing through July 6: “The Border Does Cruces. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Not Divide: Artists and Art on the Border,” Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The student-led photography exhibit, highlight- Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First
ing artists along the U.S./Mexico border. beginnings at Logan Heights at Fort Bliss to all Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305 Friday Ramble. Information: (575) 541-2154,
Showing through Oct 5: “Uncaged Art: the growth and accomplishments that have Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road. The center’s las-cruces.org or on Facebook at LCMuseums.
Tornillo Children’s Detention Camp,” a multi- helped more than 80,000 students earn exhibits on the Tigua tribe offer a glimpse of Showing through July 20: “The Front
sensory exhibit based on art that teenagers cre- degrees. Visitors will be able to see memorabil- five centuries of Pueblo history and tradition. Porch,” photographs by local artist Storm
ated during their confinement. The U.S. ia and learn about important milestones. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday Sermay that survey front porches in the Mesilla
Department of Health and Human Services Sunset Yoga for all ages and skill levels is 6 to through Sunday. Free children’s activities daily. Valley and beyond.
detained more than 6,000 teenagers from 7 p.m. Thursdays. Beginners welcome. Admission is free. Information: 859-7700, ysle- Sermay will host a gallery talk noon Saturday,
Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and other Participation is free; sign up at tadelsurpueblo.org. June 15.
Central and South American countries in the freetheyoga.com/elpaso. Showing June 7-Sept. 7: “Originales,” Lidia
temporary detention center on the eastern U.S. Army Heritage Center of the Avina explores childhood memories and New
fringe of El Paso County. A social studies
Los Portales Museum and Visitor NCO — Building 11331, Staff Sergeant Simms Mexico culture through paintings and ceramic
teacher assigned to the shelter gave the youth a
Center — 1521 San Elizario Road. The muse- St., Biggs Army Airfield. Equipment and uni- works.
um is operated by the San Elizario Genealogy forms used by sergeants and other NCO’s Avina will host a gallery talk at 6 p.m. Friday,
four-day art project. The only instruction was
and Historical Society in an 1850s Territorial- through the years are displayed. Admission: June 7, during the monthly art ramble.
to think of their home communities. The
style building across from the San Elizario free. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Culture camps are 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in June
teenagers created hundreds of drawings,
church. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday Friday. Information: 744-8646. and July. Preregistration required: Kyle
sketches, paintings, dresses and sculptures.
through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Dickson, (575) 541-2219.
Permanent exhibits on the third floor focus on War Eagles Air Museum — 8012 Airport
Admission is free. Information: 851-1682.
the history of the Chihuahuan Desert. The Road, Doña Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa. Las Cruces Museum of Nature and
Chihuahuan Desert Gardens on the museum Magoffin Home State Historic Site — Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Science — 411 N. Main in the Las Cruces
grounds have more than 800 species of plants 1120 Magoffin. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5; $4 senior citizens and Downtown Mall. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30
native to the region. Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. military; free for children under 12. p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30
The Lhakhang Cultural Exhibit is open to the Sunday. Visitors can begin their tour at the Information: (575) 589-2000 or war-eagles-air- p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First
public for viewing 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Visitor Center across the street (1117 Magoffin, museum.com. Friday Ramble. Information: (575) 522-3120,
Wednesday, and 1 to 4:30 p.m. the first Sunday a restored 1901 home); closed Sunday. Tours The warbirds of World War II and Korea, and las-cruces.org or on Facebook at LCMuseums.
of the month. on the hour; last tour at 4 p.m. Cost: $7 ($6 other historic military aircraft, are displayed in a Now featured is the exhibit “Sun, Earth,
seniors 65 and older; $4 ages 6-18; free ages 5 54,000-square-foot building and surrounding Universe,” which explores the big questions
El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study
and younger). Family and group rates available. area. The collection of more than 30 aircraft NASA is trying to answer about the earth, sun,
Center — 715 N. Oregon. Open 9 a.m. to 5
Admission is free to Visitor Center. and 40 automobiles includes the P-51 Mustang, and other planets. The 600-square-foot exhibi-
p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Information: 533-5147, visitmagoffinhome.com P-38 Lightning, A-26 Invader and the German tion will connect visitors with current NASA
Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.
or Facebook. Fieseler-Storch. Among later aircraft are the F- science research and launch them on a journey
Information: 351-0048 or elpasoholocaustmu-
Spanish-language tours offered Thursday 86 Sabre and MiG-15s. to explore the universe.
seum.org. Showing through July 5: ”The
through Saturday; call for availability. Take the Artcraft exit off Interstate 10, head Animal Encounters are 10 a.m. the second
Anguish of Liberation as Reflected in Art,” a
• Chicken salad cooking class is 10 a.m. (family- west past the Rio Grande to Santa Teresa and
collection is based on works from the Yad
friendly) and 1 p.m. (for adults), Saturday, June follow signs to the airport and museum. Please see Page 24
Vashem Art Collection, which were created
1. $5. Call to reserve a spot; tools and ingredi-
1945-1947 by Holocaust survivors. The works
ents provided.
express the profound emotions of unspeakable
• Yoga is 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 22. Free.
suffering and loss, as well as the relief and joy
• Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club is 2 p.m.
of liberation.
Saturday, June 15, to discuss “Omega: The
El Paso Museum of Archaeology — Last Days of the World,” by Camille
4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso Flammarion (1894). Tea and pastries provided.
(west of U.S. 54). Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • “Make-a-Thing” crafts are 10 a.m. the third
Tuesday through Saturday. Tours are 10:30 to Thursday of each month. The June 20 project
2 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays, Mondays is Garden Stepping Stones. Cost: $10.
and city holidays. Admission is free. Classes for kids are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on
Information: 212-0421, archaeology.elpaso- selected dates. Cost per class: $20.
texas.gov, or on Facebook at EPMArch. • Fun with Corn: Thursday, May 30, and
Showing through Sept. 14: “Language of the Wednesday, June 19, for ages 8-14.
Stone: Rock Art of the Jornada Mogollon” • Games classes: Friday, May 31, and
showcasing photographs of petroglyphs and Thursday, June 20, for age 5-10.
pictographs from iconic sites such as Hueco • “Building El Paso: A Simulation!: Wednesday,
Tanks, Three Rivers and Otero Mesa, as well as June 5, and Friday, June 28 for age 8-14.
lesser known treasures . • Party Like It’s 1899: Thursday, June 6 and
Summer Camps for ages 7-12 are 9 a.m. to 1 27 for age 8-12.
p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, June 4-28. • Getting Crafty: Wednesday, June 12 age 6-12.
Information: 212-3273. • Focus on Fine Arts: Friday, June 14 age 6-12.
• Corn Husk Dolls: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June
El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts
29, for ages 8-14.
Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. For exhibit
Adobe “Building With Dirt” Summer Classes
information, see “Southwest Art Scene.”
for ages 6 and older are 9 a.m. to noon on the
El Paso Museum of History — 510 N. following dates: June 7, June 13, June 21,
Santa Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday June 26 and June 29. Cost per class: $10.
through Saturday (open until 9 p.m. Thursdays),
National Border Patrol Museum and
and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Museum admission
Memorial Library — 4315 Transmountain
is free. Information: 212-0320,
Drive. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
elpasotexas.gov/history or on Facebook.
through Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday and
Showing through Sept. 22: “From Fire and
major holidays. Admission is free. Information:
Earth,” pottery traditions of the Casas Grande
759-6060 or borderpatrolmuseum.com.
Medio Period, featuring ceramics from the per-
manent collections of the El Paso Museum of San Elizario Veterans Museum and
Archaeology, El Paso Museum of Art and pri- Memorial Walk — 1501-B Main Street in
vate collections. San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Showing through Sept. 29: “El Paso Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Community College’s 50th Anniversary: Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission
Honoring the Past, Building the Future,” high- is free. Information: Ann Lara, 345-3741 or Ray
lighting all aspects of college’s history from its Borrego, 383-8529.

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Museum NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m.
— 4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. The 47- Summer Wednesday Evening Sunday. Admission is free. Information: (432)
Cont’d from Page 23
acre museum chronicles the 3,000-year history Programs — The four museums of the Las 837-8143 or museumofthebigbend.com.
of agriculture and rural life in New Mexico. Cruces Museum System will be open until 8 Showing June 14-Sept. 2: “Everything is Also
and forth Saturday of the month. Live animal
Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through p.m. Wednesdays during the summer months, Something Else,” photographs by Burton
feedings are 11 a.m. the first, second and third
Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 June 5-Aug. 28, with special programs each Pritzker from his “Texas Rangeland” and
Saturday of each month.
for adults, $4 seniors 60 and older; $3 children week. Programs are 5 to 7 p.m., unless other- “Forgotten Planes” series as well as new
A STEAMPunk presentation on Severo
age 4-17; free for museum members, veterans wise listed. Information: las-cruces.org or on works. Alpine Photo Weekend events kick off
Ochoa, molecular biologist, is 11:30 a.m.
and age 3 and under. Information: (575) 522- Facebook. the exhibit with opening reception is 5 to 7
Saturday, June 15.
4100 or nmfarmandranchmuseum.org. The museums are the Las Cruces Museum of p.m. Friday, June 14.
Saturday Family Science hands-on challenges
Historian and author W. Michael Farmer will Art, Branigan Cultural Center and the Museum Photography presentations are 10 a.m. to 10
are 11:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each month.
talk about “The Trial of Oliver Lee” at 7 p.m. of Nature and Science, at 411-501 N. Main in a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in the
Super Scientists drop-in activities for all ages
Thursday, June 13. the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, and the museum’s Education Room.
are 10 a.m. to noon select Saturdays: June 8:
The inaugural Fiber Fiesta is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Railroad Museum, 351 N. Mesilla. A Guided Sunset Hike is Saturday, June 15,
Clean Oceans. June 22: Mosquito Bites. June
Saturday, June 22, with creations produced by • June 5: Morse Code Bracelets at Railroad up Hancock Hill behind Sul Ross State
29: Asteroids.
local fiber artists. Demonstrations include spin- Museum; Tai Chi with the Confucius Institute University, and a Sunrise Hike is Sunday, June
Summer Science camps and classes offered.
ning, knitting, quilting, Colcha embroidery, tat- at Branigan Museum. 16, around Kokernot Park and historic
Las Cruces Railroad Museum — The ting, bobbin lacing, several types of weaving, • June 12: Family Art Night at Museum of Art Kokernot Baseball Field.
museum is in the Santa Fe train depot, 351 N. and much more Admission is free. (supplies provided); Family STEM Night on
designing and engineering a dream water slide
New Mexico Museum of Space
Mesilla (at Las Cruces avenue west of the Las Cruces Health & Fitness Expo is 10 a.m.
at the Museum of Science and Nature.
History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. The
Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22.
museum features the International Space Hall
p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 Showing in the Arts Corridor through Aug. • June 19: Elements of Art: Color at Museum
of Fame and the Tombaugh IMAX Dome
p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First 4: “Animals of the Southwest,” 34 pastel paint- of Art; “The Caboose Stops Here” lecture by
Theater and Planetarium.
Friday Ramble. Admission is free. Information: ings by Dinah Swan. curator of education Joanne Beer at 6 p.m. at
Space center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
(575) 528-3444, las-cruces.org or on Facebook. Showing through Sept. 13: “Drawn to the the Railroad Museum.
Admission: $6 ($5 for seniors and military, $4
Family Game Day is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Land: Peter Hurd’s New Mexico.” • June 26: Chemistry Night at Museum of
ages 4-12, children 3 and younger free).
June 8 Showing through Dec. 2 in the North Nature and Science; and Settlers of Cataan at
Information: (877) 333-6589, (575) 437-2840
Brown Bag Lectures series is noon, Tuesday, Corridor: “Grist for the Mill.” Branigan Cultural Center.
or nmspacemuseum.org.
June 11. Pres Derhkoop presents “Fred Craft for Kids are 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays;
White Sands Missile Range Museum The Launch Pad Lecture Series is 9 to 11 a.m.
Harvey: The Man that Created an Empire.” free with museum admission.
and Missile Park — Exhibits feature the the first Friday of each month. The June 7
Mrs. Prickett and her puppets story and activi- June workshops are 1 to 3 p.m. on selected
history of the Trinity Site, the V-2 rocket, topic is “Today in Space:” The Evolution of
ty for preschool children is 11 a.m. Thursday, Saturdays. Fee: $10 (all materials provided),
ranchers on the range and missile optics. An Commercial Spaceflight.” Admission is free.
June 13, on “Little Frog’s Tadpole Trouble” by space is limited. To register for workshops, or
outdoor Missile Park displays rockets and mis- Science Saturday activities for kids and parents
Tatyana Feeney. for more information, contact LuAnn Kilday at
siles tested on the range. Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 are 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June. 8.
Adults coloring group meets 10 a.m. to noon 575-522-4100 or luannr.kilday@state.nm.us.
p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 The quarterly “Into the Vault” tour is 9 a.m.
Friday, June 14 and 28. • June 8: Felting Workshop
p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed on federal Saturday, June 22, inside the Hubbard Library
Rail Readers Book Club meets at 11 a.m. • June 29: Felted Dryer Balls.
holidays. Free admission. and Archives. The topic is “Secrets of the
Wednesday, June 19, to discuss “The Man in Summer Camps run selected Tuesday
To get there: take U.S. 54, and after the free- Hubbard: The Unseen Objects.”
Lower 10” by Mary Roberts Rinehart. through Thursdays June and July.
way ends, keep going north on Martin Luther The Great Southwest Star Party celebration of
Flower Making workshops are 10 a.m. to
noon Friday and Saturday, June 21-22, for ages
NMSU Museum — Kent Hall, University at King, which leads directly to the range. Or the area’s night skies is May 31-June 2.
Solano, Las Cruces. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. enter from the north off U.S. 70 east of Las ‘Rocketeer Academy’ weeklong science sum-
8 and up. Cost: $5.
Tuesday through Friday. Admission is free. Cruces. Visitors must provide a current license, mer camps run June 3-Aug. 2.
‘Living in Sacred Continuum’ — Pottery Information: (575) 646-5161 or car registration and proof of insurance.
Information: (575) 678-8824 (local call) or
Sacramento Mountains Historical
designed and crafted by people of the Mimbres nmsu.edu/museums/. Currently showing:
wsmr-history.org.
Museum — 1000 U.S. 82, Cloudcroft, N.M.
Valley and surrounding areas from A.D. 1000 to • Live Long & Prosper: Sci-Fi Images in
Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
1130 will be on display through Dec. 15, at Contemporary Indigenous Art,” with more
Zuhl Museum — NMSU Alumni Visitors’ Admission: $5 ($3 ages 6 to 12); $1 military dis-
NMSU’s American Indian Student Center, 3015 than 40 works of art by contemporary indige-
Center, 775 College Dr. The center features a count with valid ID. Information: (575) 682-
Locust. The exhibition is the result of research nous artists.
collection of more than 1,800 pieces of petri- 2932 or cloudcroftmuseum.com.
NMSU Anthropology professor and director of • “Entomomania: Insects in Art and Culture,”
fied wood, fossils and minerals. Hours are 8
the University Museum Fumi Arakawa conduct- focusing on specific insects and how they have
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and
Silver City Museum — 312 W. Broadway,
ed in collaboration with Atsunori Ito at the influenced culture, the world and how people Silver City. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
noon to 5 p.m. the second Saturday of each
National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) in interact with the natural world. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
month. Admission is free. Information: (575)
Japan. farakawa@nmsu.edu. The museum’s permanent exhibit is “Pottery Saturday and Sunday. Open until 7 p.m. the
646-3616 (visitor center), zuhl@nmsu.edu or
from the Americas.” first Friday of the month. Admission: $5.
nmsu.edu/zuhl.
Information: (575) 538-5921, silvercitymuse-
um.org, or on Facebook.
Also The annual Independence Day Ice Cream
Social is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 4,
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum — 301
with live music, traditional children’s games and
S. Silver, Deming, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4
the Cake Walk, with more than 70 cakes. This
p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is
year’s theme is “Cake Kingpin.”
free. Information: (575) 546-2382, 1-800-848-
4955 or lunacountyhistoricalsociety.com. Toy Train Depot — Alameda Park, 1991
N. White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo. More than
Geronimo Springs Museum — 211 Main
1,200 feet of model railroad track and hun-
in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Hours are 9
dreds of model and toy trains on display. Open
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon
noon to 4:40 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 ($2.50 stu-
Admission: $4. Information: (575) 437-2855.
dents 6 to 18; free for ages 5 and younger).
The 1/5 scale train track offers rides around
Family rates: $15. Information: (575) 894-6600
Alameda Park 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday
or geronimospringsmuseum.com.
through Sunday. Cost: $4
Hubbard Museum of the American
Tularosa Basin Historical Society
West — 841 U.S. Hwy 70 West, next to
Museum — The museum, featuring collec-
Ruidoso Downs Race Track. Hours are 9 a.m.
tions, photos and archives relating to the histo-
to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday.
ry of Otero County and the Tularosa Basin, is
Admission: $7 ($5 for seniors, military; $2 chil-
next door to the Alamogordo Chamber of
dren 6-16; free for age 5 and younger).
Commerce, 1301 White Sands Blvd. (U.S.
Information: (575) 378-4142, hubbardmuse-
54/70). Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday
um.org or on Facebook.
through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Museum of the Big Bend — Sul Ross Admission is free. Information: (575) 436-4438.
State University (Entrance 3), Hwy 90 in Exhibits include “The El Paso & Northeastern
Alpine, Texas. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Railway Across the Tularosa Basin.”

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Farm & Ranch Museum
ings of joy and suffering, between their

also features artwork


desire to return to life and their need to
face the devastation and mourn. The cre-

T
ative process enabled them to confront
these conflicting feelings, as Jakob Zim
declared: “I live with the shadow and cre-
ate with the light.” His picturesque words
he New Mexico Farm and Ranch exemplify that for the survivors their
Heritage Museum in Las Cruces choice to paint epitomized their renewed
best known for exhibits on agricul- embrace of life.
ture past and present, and its live farm ani-
mals on its 47-acres site, but it’s also an art Crossland Gallery
gallery. Two outstanding art exhibitions
currently on display are another good rea- There are several good reasons this sum-
son to plan a visit soon to the museum at mer to stop at the El Paso Art
4100 Dripping Springs Road. Association’s gallery at 500 West Paisano.
ability to paint again signified freedom and • The Association’s Members Exhibition,
“Animals of the Southwest,” which hangs renewed independence. The choice of their
through Aug. 4, showcases 34 pastel paint- “Hello Beautiful,” continues through
art’s subject and the grip on the pencil or Friday June 21. Artists showing work
ings by Durango-based artist Dinah Swan. brush symbolically restored a feeling of
Drawing her artistic inspiration from include Cynthia Evans, Neorah Elaine,
Dinah Swan’s “Animals of the Southwest’ control after years of helplessness. The act
nature, Swan explains, “I am especially Tremblay Garcia, Ann James Massey,
exhibit continues through Aug. 4 of painting represented a process of psy-
fascinated by animals. I find pure joy in Tracy Navar, Sarah Russell, Rodolfo
chological rehabilitation through which Sigala, Mario Ulloa and Jane Vance.
creating animal imagery. I smile almost about Hurd (1904-1984), and we are very they could synthesize the trauma.
constantly while painting them, and have fortunate to be able to show this as part of • Last Thursdays at the Studios are a regu-
Some artists like Thomas Geve document lar feature at the Art Junction. The next
been known to talk to my subjects while I the exhibition. In the background you can the very moment of liberation, while oth-
am working.” hear Peter Hurd singing the ‘Ranchero’ one will be 6 to 10 p.m. June 27. Visitors
ers give expression to the renewed feeling can meet the artists and ask questions
Lisa Pugh, deputy director/chief curator song from the album he recorded. We of freedom (Alfred Neumann, Jakob Zim).
and program manager at the museum, think having this, and the other personal about their creative activities.
In contrast, Samuel Bak expresses anguish, • “The American Expression: artWORKS
offers the following insights: items adds a great deal to the exhibit.” solitude and distress via the self-portrait.
“When Dinah came in for the opening on Hurd, who was born and raised in the TO artWORDS” award show and sale
Endre Bálin developed a personal symbol- opens Friday, June 28 and will continue
April 12,” Pugh said, “she shared that she Roswell area, settled in the Hondo Valley ic language to express the trauma, while
began painting later in life, and works pri- after attending West Point, serving as a through Aug. 2. Artists were invited to
Eliazer Neuburger re-interpreted the myth submit artwork and/or written words about
marily in pastels. Although the exhibition war artist correspondent during World War of the “Wandering Jew.” Bordering the
is entitled ‘Animals of the Southwest,’ her II. While living in Pennsylvania he met his what “American” means to them. All art
survivors’ artworks are those of a witness, incorporates some sort of written text.
subject matter is quite varied. In addition wife, Henriette Wyeth. The artist is cele- Zinovii Tolkatchev, who as a soldier in the
to the farm livestock – cattle, longhorns, brated for his realistic portraits and lumi- Soviet Army provides the viewpoint of the
chickens and pigs – which seem to be nous Southwestern landscapes that feature liberator. Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer
everybody’s favorites, her imagery also the vegetation, rolling hills, windmills, When liberation finally arrived, the sur- specializing in the visual arts.
includes domesticated animals, wildlife water tanks, and ever-changing skies of the vivors found themselves torn between feel-
and pet portraits. area in Lincoln and Chaves counties.
“She is so passionate about everything Hurd was very involved with the land at
that she does, which is what makes her San Patricio because it was a working
such a great conversationalist. She shared ranch. He was skilled in a variety of media
the stories behind each of her images including oil, lithography, watercolor, egg
emphasizing that she feels she knows each tempera and charcoal. Light was critically
of the animals personally. She is certain important in Hurd’s work, and he strove to
their paths have crossed at some time in render it accurately. Hurd felt that the
their lives, and thus she can speak for them medium of egg tempera allowed him to
through her work. For instance, she has a truly capture the shifting light and arid
portrait of a cat which she has done in sev- landscape of New Mexico.
eral different styles – one a traditional pas- “One of the fascinating things we learned
tel the other an abstract pastel, but you can was that the artist created all the pigments
tell it is the same cat. You can definitely he used for painting,” Pugh shared. “Using
feel her emotions radiate from her work. the soil from the land he was depicting
“She is such a fascinating lady, and in made it possible for him to get those truly
ways I would call her a Renaissance unique colors which were very accurate to
woman. She began as a dancer and actress. the landscapes he was depicting.”
Eventually she earned a PhD in Theater Pugh noted that Hurd, like Swan, was
Arts, and has been a professor of Theater very much of a Renaissance person. “He
Arts in Colorado teaching for the past 26 also sang and recorded his work. He was
years. Also a writer, she authored five nov- also a proficient polo player.”
els and 19 plays, which have won six The Hurd exhibition has been up since
national awards. She shared that she had last year, Pugh said, adding, “so we plan to
lived in Las Cruces for several years switch out about six of the pieces in June.
before moving to Durango, Colo., but she Even if people came before, they may
still has family here so she comes back to want to come back to see the new works.”
Las Cruces quite often. We are talking
with her about coming back later to per- Holocaust Museum
haps teach some art workshops.”
The second exhibition, “Drawn to the The El Paso Holocaust Museum & Study
Land: Peter Hurd’s New Mexico,” features Center, at 715 N. Oregon has opened a
24 paintings and some of the artist’s special exhibit entitled “The Anguish of
belongings, including one of his palettes, a Liberation as Reflected in Art,” which tells
pair of chaps, boots, sombrero, guitar, and the powerful story of Holocaust survivor-
polo helmet and mallet. artists who expressed both joy and grief in
“Most of the artwork is on loan to us art immediately after their liberation from
from the Hurd La Rinconada Gallery in the Holocaust.
San Patricio, N.M., and the El Paso Based on the collection of the Yad
Museum of Art has also been very support- Vashem Art Museum, the featured works,
ive,” Pugh said. “The Roswell Museum created between 1945-1947, show how
and Art Center had recently done an exhi- survivors reacted to the liberation through
bition on the Hurd and Wyeth families dur- art.
ing which time they produced a video For most of these survivor-artists, the

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Agave Rosa Gallery — The gallery and stu- the summer with an artist-in-residence, work-
dio of Manuel Piña is at 905 Noble (next to the shops and pop-up performances. RSVP
International Museum of Art). Hours are noon requested.
to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 3 Summer Camp for youth and teens run June
p.m. Saturday. Information: 533-8011. 18-Aug. 2.

Bert Saldana Art Gallery — The gallery Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and
featuring Southwestern Art is at 1501 Main Gift Shop — The gallery of impressionist
Street in the San Elizario Arts District. Hours painter Alberto Escamilla is at 1445 Main Street
are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through in San Elizario. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Wednesday through Saturday, and 12:30 to
Information: 479-2926 or bertsaldana.com. 4:30 p.m. Sunday and by appointment.
Information: 851-0742 or 474-1800, or alber-
Celebration of Our Mountains Art toescamilla.com.
Exhibit — The 18th annual exhibit is on dis-
play at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon.
Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, featuring art- The gallery specializes in local and early El Paso
work depicting the region’s mountains by area art. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
artists. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, or Friday, or by appointment. Information: 533-
ardovinos.com. 9090 or halmarcus.com.
Showing through June 21: “Nudes & More,”
Chinati Foundation — Marfa, Texas. works depicting the human form by Krystyna
Created by artist Donald Judd, the Chinati Robbins, Estelle Goldman, Willibald De
Foundation houses one of the world’s largest Cabrera, Mauricio Mora, Daniel Padilla, Teresa
collections of permanently installed contempo- Fernandez, Isabel Olivares, Francisco Romero,
rary art. Grounds close at 5 p.m. Admission is Diego “Robot” Martinez, Hal Marcus, Tome
$10 ($5 for students, seniors). Full tour is $25 Le, Mago Gandara, Bill Rakocy, Lillian Sandoval,
($10 students). Information: (432) 729-4362 or and John W. MacKenzie.
chinati.org. Marcus’s home and studio, located across the
A Sunrise to Sunset open viewing of Robert street, are available for personal tours.
Irwin’s untitled work is 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday,
June 21. Free admission. Ho Baron Sculpture Garden and
Studio – Baron’s surreal outdoor sculpture
Crossland Gallery — The El Paso Art garden at 2830 Aurora (at Piedras) is visible
Association’s gallery is at 500 W. Paisano (Art from the street, featuring several of his large-
Junction of El Paso). Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 scale works. His indoor studio hours are noon
p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 915-562-7820
Saturdays. Information: 534-7377, or hobaron.com
CrosslandArtGallery.com, or on Facebook.
Showing through June 21: Members Exhibit International Museum of Art — 1211
featuring Cynthia Evans, Neorah Garcia, Sarah Montana. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Russell, Rodolfo Sigala, Mario Ulloa, Jane Vance Wednesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.
and Rhone Whittaker. Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 543-
Opening reception is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, 6747 or internationalmuseumofart.net .
June 28, for “American Expression: Artworks Showing June 1-30:
to Artwords.” On display through Aug. 2. • Pastel Society of El Paso Annual Members
Deadline for entries is June 19. Show.
• “The Reclusionist Exhibit,“ more than 40
Dozal Art Gallery — The gallery of award- works of abstract impressionism by artist,
winning artist Robert Dozal is at 1445 Main author and musician James Robert Murphy.
Street in the San Elizario Art District. Hours Opening reception is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday,
are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through June 2.
Sunday, or by appointment. Information: 777-
5237 or robertdozalartwork.weebly.com. Open Passages Fine Art Show — Open
Passages, an apartment gallery downtown,
El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts hosts a show featuring local and international
Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9 artists 5 to 9 p.m. June 1-8. Performance
a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and throughout the evening, Saturday, June 1.
Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to Email elpasoartshow@gmail.com for venue
9 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free. address and other information.
Information: 212-0300 or epma.art.
The Museum’s upstairs galleries will close for Romy Hawkins Studio Gallery — The
extensive renovations through Sept. 27. gallery at 1445 Main in San Elizario features
Showing through Aug. 7: “Antonio Castro: Metal Art, Crosses, Retablos and more. Hours
Visions of a Borderland.” Born in 1941 in are 11 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. Wednesday through
Zacatecas, Mexico, painter and illustrator Sunday. Information: 929-8074.
Castro has lived and worked for most his life in
Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald
the El Paso/Juárez borderland. This exhibition
Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is off Dawson
shares his vision of the region through more
Drive next to the Sun Bowl. Hours are 10 a.m.
than two dozen paintings and illustrations cre-
to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (open until 7
ated over 60 years. It also features materials
p.m. Thursday) and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
related to his process and some of the illustra-
Information: 747-6151, rubincenter.utep.edu or
tions he made for books and El Paso’s longtime
on Facebook at RubinCenter.
department store, The Popular.
Showing through Aug. 9 in the Rubin and L
La Sala/The Living Room: A Community Art
Galleries: 2019 Juried UTEP Student Exhibition,
Studio opening is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8,
for children and adults to enjoy art throughout
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Art Scene 4 p.m.), Rokoko Gallery (4 to 7 p.m.), and Art Las Cruces Museum of Art — 491 N. rokokoart.com.
Obscura (7 to 10 p.m.). Information: (575) 523- Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to
Cont’d from Page 26
6403. Schedule: daarts.org. 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to The Gallery at Big Picture — 2001 E.
4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the Lohman, Suite 109, in Las Cruces (in Arroyo
showcasing art and design by undergraduate Doña Ana Arts & Cultural Center — Plaza). Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
First Friday Ramble. Information: (575) 541-
students. Jurors are Joe Scorsone and Alice The gallery at the DAAC Arts Council Arts &
2137, las-cruces.org or on Facebook at through Friday. Information: (575) 647-0508.
Drueding (graphic design), and Mackenzie Culture Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado. Hours
LCMuseums.
Stevens (fine arts). are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tombaugh Gallery — First Unitarian
Gallery tours are 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. the first
Information: (575) 523-6403 or daarts.org. Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S.
San Elizario Art District — Several gal- Showing June 3-28: “Ten-Sion” a multimedia
and third Saturday of every month.
Solano. Showing through June 7: “Shards,”
leries and artist studios are located 1445 to Showing through July 20: “Personal to
exhibit by the 10 O’Clock artists members, recent abstract paintings by Jill Somoza. Gallery
1501 Main Street near the San Elizario Plaza on Political: Celebrating the African American
with variety of work in oil, acrylic, watercolor, hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday
the Mission Trail. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday Artists of Paulson Fontaine Press,” featuring 14
pencil, pastels, clay and found objects. through Saturday. Information: (575) 522-7281,
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and African American artists who are prominent in
Artist reception is 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June uuchurchlc.org or on Facebook at Tombaugh
noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 474-1800 contemporary art. Tours of the exhibit are 1:30
8, with music by Allison Reynolds 4 to 6 p.m. Gallery.
or 851-0093. p.m. Saturdays, June 1 and 15.
and Bill Kolbin 6 to 7 p.m. as part of the
To get there, take Loop 375 South from I-10, “Artventurous” free art appreciation activities
monthly 10-10 Arts Hop.
Also
exit Socorro Rd., then drive 7 miles east to are 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday. June’s
“ArtRageous” classes are 5:40 to 7:30 p.m.
Main Street. theme is Summer and Ocean Art.
selected Wednesdays, and include materials and
Artists include Albert Escamilla, Robert Dozal,
light refreshments. No experience is necessary.
Education Station is 2:30 p.m. the second Art Hop — MainStreet Truth or
Romy Hawkins, Bert Saldaña and Gaspar Saturday of the month for youth (June 8) and Consequences sponsors the event 6 to 9 p.m.
Cost $35 per class (includes materials and light
Enriquez. fourth Saturday of the month for adults (June the second Saturday of each month (June 8) in
refreshments).
22), with presentations or activities coinciding the downtown gallery district. Information tor-
Xolo Gallery — The contemporary art • June 5: Applying Gold Leaf with Linda
with current exhibits. cmainstreet.org.
gallery is at 2812 N. Piedras. Hours are 5 to 8 Gendall.
Reading Art Book Club meets at 2:30 p.m. the
p.m. Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, and 1 to 5 • June 12: The Art of Marketing Art with Joy Cloudcroft Summer Art Workshops —
second Wednesday of every month, next door
p.m. Saturday. Information: 264-2777 or xolo- Miller. Also offered 2 to 4 p.m. Cloudcroft Art Workshops hosts its annual fine
in the Museum of Nature and Science class-
gallery.com. ‘Feed Your Mind’ seminar series are $20 per art workshops at the “Old Red School House”
room. The June 12 book is “The Secret Lives
Showing through June 14: “Alexandra session or $90 for four-part series. (Public Library), 90 Swallow Place in
of Color” by Kassia St. Clair.
McGovern: Travelled Roads,” • A Late 19th and 20th Century Art series runs Cloudcroft, N.M. Five-day workshops are
The museum will be open until 8 p.m.
Showing June 21-July 19: Moses Ayoub: Mondays June 3-24, with Kathleen Key. offered 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through
Wednesdays June 5-Aug. 28. Special programs
Recent Paintings, including scenes from people Sessions are 3 to 4:30 p.m. or 5:30 to 7 p.m. Fridays June 3-Aug. 9. Cost per workshop
are 5 to 7 p.m.
and places around El Paso. Participants may attend either session. varies ($340-$525). Information: Linda Carter,
• June 12: Family Art Night at Museum of Art
• History of Fashion and Fashion Design series (575) 682-3601,
(supplies provided).
is 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursdays June 6-27, to learn
Las Cruces/Mesilla about fashion design through the centuries.
• June 19: Elements of Art: Color at Museum. cawregistrar@gmail.com,CloudcroftArt.com or
on Facebook.
Aart classes run 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3
10-10 Arts Hop — Doña Ana Arts Council Downtown Ramble — The City of Las p.m. Monday though Friday, June 3-July 26 for The Village of Cloudcroft has hosted the sum-
hosts “12 Hours of Art in Las Cruces” with Cruces hosts an evening of music and art 5 to 7 kids and teens, and June 5–July 27, for adults. mer art workshops for more than 60 years.
events 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. the second Saturday p.m. the first Friday of the month at art venues Workshops offered for all levels, led by accom-
of every month (June 8). Participating galleries of in a seven-block stretch of Las Cruces
LGBTQ exhibit call for artists — plished area artists.
are DAAC Arts & Cultural Center (4 to 7 Branigan Cultural Center seeks artist submis- • June 3-6: Suzy “Pal” Powell, Sketches (class
Downtown Mall. Information: (575) 647-0508.
p.m.), NMSU University Art Gallery (10 a.m. to sions through June 22 for upcoming exhibits full, waiting list only)
about local Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, • July 8-11: Michael McCullough, Acrylic
Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) history and • July 8-12: Judi Betts, Watercolor
culture in southern New Mexico. To apply, • July 15-19: Mike Mahon, Pastels, Oil, Acrylic
email Norma Hartell at nhartell@las-cruces.org • July 15-19: Ken Hosmer, Oil, Acrylic
with up to four jpeg images and information Michael McCullough
about each piece of work. Information: (575) • July 22-26: Steve Rogers, Watercolor
541-2154. • July 29-Aug. 2: Donna Bland, Oil
• Aug. 5-9: David Lobenberg, Watercolor.
Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery —
2470-A Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, across Deming Arts Center — The Deming Arts
from the Fountain Theatre. Hours are 10 a.m. Council gallery and gift shop, 100 Gold in
to 5 p.m. daily. Information: (575) 522-2933 or Deming, N.M., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
mesillavalleyfinearts.com. Monday through Saturday. Showing June 1-28:
June’s featured artists are Bert Gammill, who Fiber Arts Exhibit featuring quilting, weaving,
paints in watercolor, oil, pastel and pencil; and and stitching, including embroidery and colcha.
Naida Zucker, a mixed-media artist who com- Artist reception is 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 2.
bine gelatin monoprinting (hectography) with
digital photography. Grant County Art Guild Gallery - The
gallery is in the former Hester House building,
Renaissance ArtsFaire submissions — corner of Hester and Bullard in historic down-
Doña Ana Arts Council is taking submissions for town Silver City. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
the 48th annual juried Renaissance ArtsFaire Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m.
Nov 2-3. Applications at the Doña Ana Arts Sunday; closed holidays. Information: (575)
Council offices, 1740 Calle de Mercado, Suite 538-8216, gcag.org or on Facebook at Grant
B, Mesilla or at zapplication.org. Application fee County Art Guild.
for all booths is $35 ($50 corner booth). Booth
fees range from $275-$670, depending on Lincoln County Art Loop — Lincoln
booth type. Information: (575) 523-6403 or County artists will host open houses at various
DAarts.org. studios 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through
Food vendors, non-profits, and Children’s Sunday, July 5-7, during the 24th annual self-
Realm participants may apply at daarts.org. guided tour on a scenic route from Carrizozo
to the lower Hondo Valley. The tour includes
Rio Grande Theatre Gallery — 211 N. locations throughout the countryside outside of
Main in Las Cruces. Information: (575) 541- the Ruidoso area. Information: 1-855-522-5667.
2290, riograndetheatre.org or on Facebook. Look for the Art Loop signs identifying each
Showing June 7-July 26: “Lucha Libre” pho- location; maps are available at area chambers of
tography by Jerry Villagrana. Reception is 5 to 8 commerce, Ruidoso Regional Arts Council.
p.m. Friday, June 7.
Rokoko Art Gallery — 1785 Avenida de Rio Bravo Fine Art — 110 Broadway in
Mercado in Mesilla. Showing through June 22: Truth or Consequences, N.M. Gallery hours
“Fantasy Free for All,” works by various artists are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through
of imagination and fantasy. Hours are noon to 5 Sunday. Information: (575) 894-0572 or rio-
p.m. Saturdays. Information: (505) 690-6915 or bravofineartgallery.com.

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A full media kit on El Paso Scene advertising skies is May 31-June 2 at the New Mexico “Meet the Keeper” talks are 10:30 to 3:15
rates, sizes and specifications is at Museum of Space History in Alamogordo, with p.m. at various locations.
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The deadline for news announcements is the 1422, or call Publisher Randy Limbird on his Weeklong Zoo Camps are June 3-Aug. 2.
third Monday of the month. The deadline is
tent camping. Registration required: $130 RV
cell at 328-4110.
June 17 for the July 2019 issue, which will be sites; $45-$65 car sites. Individual workshops
‘Bats!’ — Urban biologist Lois Balin will host
distributed beginning June 26. The deadline
Subscriptions
and tours are $20-$35. Registration at
a hike and talk on Texas bats at 7:30 p.m.
for camera-ready advertising is June 19. For nmspacemuseum.org. Information: (575) 437-
Friday, June 28, beginning at 3344 Eileen, fol-
ads that require design work, please submit Mail subscriptions to El Paso Scene are $10 a 2840, 1-877-333-6589, or on Facebook.
lowed by a walk into an arroyo to watch bats
requests by June 12. year, $18 for two years and $25 for three A barbecue dinner is Friday, with a special
emerge and take flight. Wear sturdy footwear
years. A subscription form is provided on
Submitting News
guest speaker followed by the first night of
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and bring water. Long pants recommended.
observing. Cowboy breakfasts are offered
mail. Copies sent outside El Paso and neigh- Saturday and Sunday morning
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El Paso Scene accepts news items by mail boring counties may be delayed. Other daytime events include swap meet, Franklin Mountains State Park — Most
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El Paso Scene Online
field trips and local tours, solar observing, vari- hiking and mountain bike trails begin in the
email (news@epscene.com). There is no
charge for news announcements. All items
ous presentations and astronomy workshops. Tom Mays area, off Transmountain Drive on
will be edited for brevity and style. News The entire content of each issue is posted on Food vendors will be on-site all three days. the west side of the park (east of I-10).
items should include an event name, descrip- our website, www.epscene.com. Besides Sunday evening events are open to the gener- Entry fee is $5 per person, free for age 12 and
tion, time, date, place, sponsoring organiza- monthly listings and columns, the entire issue al public, with participating astronomers allow- under (with family). Correct cash or check
tion, information phone number and admis- may be downloaded in PDF format. The web- ing the public to view the skies through their only. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
sion prices, if any. Please include a contact site contains a digest of events listed by week telescopes. Information: 566-6441 or on Facebook at
name and phone number. A “fill in the and annual calendar listings for each month’s FranklinMountainsSP. Web:
blanks” online press release form is at scheduled events. The website also provides a National Trails Day Poker Hike — New tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/franklin-mountains..
www.epscene.com/pressrelease.html press release form and a media kit on El Paso Mexico Rails-To-Trails will host a free, family-
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department presen-
Scene advertising. friendly poker hike celebrating National Trail
Circulation & distribution El Paso Scene Weekly
tations (free with park admission):
Day Saturday, June 1, starting between 9 and
• “Bees, Bats and other pollinators” 10 a.m. to
10 a.m. at the Trestle Recreation Area Trails.
El Paso Scene publishes about 40,000 copies
noon Friday, May 31. Learn to build a butterfly
A weekly digest of El Paso Scene events is Collect five cards along the 2.2-mile hike;
each month, distributed throughout El Paso feed or a bee hotel.
available for free by email, and is also posted prizes to best three hands. Information: (575)
and also Las Cruces, including area Village • “Snakes!” is 9 a.m. Saturday, June 15, in the
on our website. To request our free weekly 434-1949 or nmrailstotrails.org.
Inns, Walgreens, Wing Stop, Leo’s, The bird blind area by the nature trail. Learn about
email newsletter, go to Hikers should turn in hands by noon at
Cleaners and many more locations. these misunderstood animals.
www.epscene.com/newsletter.php Cloudcroft Brewery, 1301 Burro.
Bonnie’s Trestle Cabin gates will be open dur- Municipal Rose Garden — The garden at
ing this event 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 3418 Aurora (at Copia) is open 8 a.m. to 6
p.m. daily March through November, except
DinoTracks Tour — Insights Science for official holidays. The 4-acre garden has
Center host its monthly 3-mile DinoTracks
many types of roses at the sprawling park area
tour 9 to noon a.m. Sunday, June 2, at Mt.
with a waterfall, shade canopy and many other
Cristo Rey in Sunland Park, open to the general
amenities. Admission is free.
public. The tour covers topics such as
Information/rentals: El Paso Parks and
“Dinosaur & Crocodilian Trace-fossils,”
Recreation, 212-0092 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.
“Volcanism,” “Plate Tectonics,” “Sedimentation
& Metamorphic Processes” and more. Cost: Rio Bosque Wetlands Park — UTEP’s
$15 (age 5 and younger free); available at Center for Environmental Resource
eventbrite. Information: 534-0000 or insightsel- Management offers free guided walking tours
paso.org. Next tours are July 7 and Aug. 4. and other activities at Rio Bosque Wetlands
Park, 10176 Socorro Rd. in El Paso’s Mission
Wyler Tramway Hikes — 1700 McKinley Valley. Tours last about two hours.
(west of Alabama). Hikes are free and last 3 to
Information: 747-8663 or riobosque.org.
3.5 hours. Not recommended for first-time
• Introductory tour is 8 a.m. Sunday, June 9.
hikers. Bring sun protection and wear suitable
• A Community workday is 8 a.m. Saturday,
shoes an clothing. Information: 562-9899.
June 15.
• National Trails Day Hike and Yoga is 7 a.m.
• Birding tour is 6:30 a.m. Saturday, June 22.
Saturday, June 1, up Ranger Peak to do some
Meeting place is a bridge crossing Riverside
yoga with Monica then back. RSVP required at
Canal. Take Americas Ave. (Loop 375) to Pan
566-6622.
American Drive, turn left and travel 1.5 miles.
• A Women’s Hike is 7:30 a.m. Sunday, June
2, up to the Ridge (Bench #4) and back. Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic
• Last Sunday hike is 7:30 a.m. Sunday June Site — Ranch Road 2775 off U.S. 62/180
30, up Directisimo Trail. (Montana Ave.). The site is famed for many
A short Nature Journaling hike is 10 a.m. Native American rock paintings and unique
Friday, June 28, to create a nature journal and geology. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday
make observations. Park entrance fee is $5, through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday
plus $3 ($1 children) activity fee. through Sunday. Admission: $7 (free for chil-
dren 12 and younger). Admission including
El Paso Zoo — 4001 E. Paisano. Entrance tours or hikes is $9 (13 and over); $2 (ages 5-
hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission
12). Information: 857-1135, ext. 0, or texas-
is $12 for ages 13 to 59; $9 for ages 60 and
stateparks.gov.
older and active duty military (including spouse)
with ID; $7.50 ages 3 to 12; and free for ages 2 Carlsbad Caverns National Park — The
and under. Zoo members admitted free. park is about 160 miles east of El Paso, off the
Information: 212-0966, elpasozoo.org, or on Carlsbad Highway (U.S. 62-180). Information:
Facebook at ElPasoZoo. (575) 785-2232 or nps.gov/cave.
Zoofari Nites extended hours (until 8:30 Visitor Center summer hours (May 25-Sept.
p.m.) are Saturday, June 22.
The “Wings of the World” Bird Show is 12:30 Please see Page 29

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Nature Gila Cliff Dwellings National
Monument — 44 miles north of Silver City
Cont’d from Page 28
on NM Highway 15 in the middle of the majes-
tic Gila Wilderness, the first and one of the
2) are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily; tours available
largest wilderness areas. Entrance fee: $10
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Last entry into cave via
natural entrance is 3:30 p.m. with last entry
(annual park pass is $45). Information: (575) Tumblewords Project — The free writing Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club —
536-9461 or nps.gov/gicl. workshops are 12:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. The book club devoted to Victorian era science
into cave via elevator 4:45 p.m. (be in line to
The trail to the cliff dwellings is open from 9 Saturdays at the El Paso Public Library Main fiction meets at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at
exit cave by 5 p.m.).
a.m. to 4 p.m. year round. Everyone must be Branch, 501 N. Oregon. Information: 328-5484 Magoffin Home State Historic Site, 1120
Plan 3-1/2 hours for a walk-in tour and 1-1/2
off the trail by 5 p.m. Visitor center is open 8 or tumblewordsproject@yahoo.com. Magoffin. This month’s book is “The Last Days
hours for Big Room tour of the Caverns. Cost
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • June 1: ”Other People’s Lives” with Kit of the World,” by Camille Flammarion (1894).
is $10 (free or ages 15 and younger). The
Ranger-led 30-minute guided tours of the cliff Wren. Wren has participated in Tumblewords Tea and pastries provided. Victorian era or
park’s audio self-guided tour is $3 extra (also
dwellings are 1 p.m. daily through Labor Day since age 12 years. steampunk dress encouraged. Tea and pastries
available in Spanish).
weekend. Trail is moderately strenuous. • June 8: “Gritos: on finding the sources of our provided. Admission is free. Information: 533-
Other guided tours are available; call or check
Summer full moon night hike takes visitors on voices” with Ire’ne Lara Silva, author of two 5147, visitmagoffinhome.com or Facebook.
website for details.
a tour of the cliff dwellings Saturday June 15. poetry collections, ”Furia,”and ”Blood Sugar
Free “bat season” programs continue through
Call for reservations. Canto,” which were both finalists for the
Barnes & Noble — All locations.
mid-October. Daily bat flight talks offered just Information: barnesandnoble.com.
International Latino Book Award in Poetry.
before sunset at the amphitheater outside the New Mexico State Parks — Day-use fee Book Club is 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 11 at all
There will be various visualization exercises.
natural entrance. Then — bats willing — visi- is $5 when visiting any state park. All programs local Barnes & Noble locations, featuring “The
• June 15: “Divided Time” with Zyme Oné.
tors are treated to the sunset spectacle of are free with park entrance, unless otherwise Guest Book” by Sarah Blake, which deals with
One was influenced both by singer/songwriters
clouds of bats flying out of the cave entrance. listed. Dress accordingly for all outdoor hikes racism in the United States. Special edition sold
from Mexico, and the Hip-Hop golden era. His
Night Sky programs begin after the bat flight and events. Information: (575) 744-5998 or at the store with a reader’s guide and author
psychedelic freshman album was “Gathering
programs. Hike is 1/2 mile for star walks and nmparks.com. essay. Sign up at store or at
the Pieces” with Metronix, and his latest album
1.5 miles for moon hikes on a rugged desert • Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. 5000 Calle barnesandnoble.com.
is “Memories of My Melancholy Cholas.”
trail. Dress comfortably (long pants recom- del Norte in Mesilla. Information: (575) 523- A Young Adult Book Club is 7 p.m. Thursday,
• June 22: ”Love Poems for the End of the
mended); no open-toed shoes. Bring water, 4398. Audubon Bird Walks are 7:15 a.m. June 13, to discuss “Again, but Better,” by
World” with Lawrence Barrett. Barrett is the
snack, blanket or towel to lie on and red light Saturdays, led by park volunteers. Ranger-led Christine Riccio, about a girl who finds her
author of five self-published works.
flashlight. Rangers can provide red light head- Nature Hikes are 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Fitness in courage while studying abroad in London.
• June 29: “El Paso: North of the Pass” with
lamps. Upcoming Star Walks (age 6 and older) Nature walks with the Second Chance Walker Event celebrating James Patterson and Chris
Gustavo Enriquez, a life-long writer and artist.
are May 31 and June 2, and Moon Hikes are Program are 8:30 a.m. every Saturday begin- Grabenstein children’s book “Treasure
June 14-15. Participation is free, but space is ning at the Visitor Center. Cactus Flower Bookery — 5024 Hunters: All-American Adventure” is 2 p.m.
limited on a first come, first serve basis. Check • Oliver Lee State Park, Highway 54 south of Doniphan (Placita Santa Fe), Suite 9. Saturday, June 15.
availability at the park sign next to the Visitor Alamogordo at the Dog Canyon turnoff. Information: 203-8338 or cactusflowerbook- The monthly summer discussion on the book
Center. Star Parties are June 1 and 29 in the Information: (575) 437-8284. Night sky viewing ery@gmail.com. and series “The Handmaid’s Tale” is 7 p.m.
east parking lot picnic area. 8 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8. Bring a favorite book for the month’s theme, Thursday, June 20.
“Female Authors.” Tuesday Tea Club is 7 p.m. A Game On! event is 2 p.m. Saturday, June
White Sands National Monument — Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State
Tuesday, June 4. The monthly Read Between 29, for game-loving young readers.
The glistening gypsum dunes of White Sands Park — 1504 Miehls Drive N., Carlsbad,
the Wines literary discussion and wine pairing is Stories for children are at 11 a.m. Saturdays at
National Monument are about 16 miles south- N.M. Admission: $5 ($3 ages 7-12; free for 6
7 p.m. Thursday, June 6. stores at El Paso’s East Side, Fountains at
west of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70. Park and under). Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (last
Farah; West Side, 705 Sunland Park; and Las
hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Sept. 14. entry at 3:30 p.m.). Information: (575) 887- Murder She Read — The book discussion Cruces Mesilla Valley Mall; and also at 10 a.m.
Visitor Center hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. 5516 or livingdesertnm.org. group supporting women mystery writers
Fridays at Las Cruces stores.
through Sept. 14. Last entrance is one hour The Carlsbad Gem and Mineral Show is 9 meets 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, to discuss
Baby & Me Storytimes are 11 a.m. Sundays
before closing. Entrance fees are $20 per vehi- a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 9 “Grave Sight” by Charlaine Harris. Call for
for children 0-24 months and their caregivers.
cle; $10 per person and $15 per motorcycles. a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 14-16, with jewel- location (East Side). Admission is free.
Information: (575) 479-6124, nps.gov/whsa or ry, fossils, minerals and other items for sale. Information: 629-7063 or labodda9@aol.com. Books Are Gems — 7744 North Loop Ste
on Facebook. The first Full Moon Walk of the season is 8 B (behind Compass Bank). The nonprofit
Sunset strolls are offered daily. p.m. Saturday, June 15, with live music at 7:30
El Paso Writers’ League — The league organization sells and gives away new and used
“Skins and Skulls” mammal identification talks meets 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Bartlett
p.m. from Mariachi Unido. books. Children who come to the store may
are 3 p.m. Sundays. Assisting Living Center conference room, 221
National Association of State Boating Law receive six free used books. Teachers can also
A Full Moon Hike is 8 p.m. Sunday, June 16. Bartlett. L.C. Hayden, creator of the popular
Administrators hosts monthly Saturday boating receive free books for their classroom. Hours
Reservations required at Recreation.gov or by Harry Bronson and Aimee Brent mystery
classes 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through September are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and
call (1-877-444-6777). series, will talk about the good and bad of hav-
(June 22, July 20, Aug. 3, and Sept. 21) in Friday; and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday.
Full Moon Night is 8:30 p.m. Monday, June ing an agent for one’s book. Admission is free.
the zoo’s garden center. Registration. Information: 845-5437 or booksaregems.org.
17. Amphitheater program is a performance by Information: 755-4958 or on Facebook.
boatnm.com.
1st Armored Division Old Ironsides Band. The zoo features animals native to the
Chihuahuan Desert, in natural desert surround-
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
ings. A large greenhouse is devoted to succu-
— 110 miles east of El Paso on the way to
lents and cactus from around the world. The
Carlsbad, the 86,416-acre park includes the
headquarters building includes exhibits on min-
highest point in Texas: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749
erals, history, archaeology and other subjects.
feet. Entry fee: $5 for ages 16 and older, good
for one week and all trails. Pine Springs Visitor Alameda Park Zoo — Alameda Park, 1321
Center hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. North White Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70),
Camping is $8 per site per night. Information: Alamogordo. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
(915) 828-3251 or nps.gov. Admission: $2.50 ($1.50 ages 3-11 and 60 and
McKittrick Canyon Visitor’s Center is seven older; free for ages 2 and younger).
miles east of Pine Springs, and offers nature, Information: (575) 439-4290, or on Facebook
canyon and geology trails. at Alameda Park Zoo-AFOTZ.

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Classic horror movies with live score Las Cruces Movies in the Park — City
— Austin ensemble Invincible Czars perform a of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department
live soundtrack to the classic vampire film and Pic Quik Stores present the program of
“Nosferatu” 7:30 p.m. and the Lon Cheney free family friendly movies (Rated G through
1925 classic “Phantom of the Opera” at 10:15 PG-13) selected Saturdays at Young Park, 1905
p.m. Friday, May 31, at Alamo Drafthouse, 250 E. Nevada, June 1-Aug. 10. Movies begin at
E Montecillo. The Invincible Czars’ scores often dusk. Schedule subject to change. Information:
incorporate violin, glockenspiel, organ, flute, (575) 541-2550.
bass clarinet, vocals, music box, loops, electric • June 1: Black Panther
guitar, bass, singing bowl, tambourine and • June 8: Ralph Breaks the Internet
other hand percussion. Tickets: $15. Separate • June 15: Aquaman
tickets required for each movie. Available at • June 22: Hotel Transylvania 3
drafthouse.com. • June 29: Ant-Man and the Wasp
Film Salon — The Film Salon presents “Gold Plaza Classic Film Festival submissions
Diggers of 1933” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June — The festival seeks works for its “Local
1, at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 250 E. Flavor” series honoring the work made in,
Montecillo, as part of a series on Invention: around or about the border region. Filmmakers
Early Musicals. Tickets: $5, available at draft- who have made, or are finishing, a short or fea-
house.com. Information: filmsalon.org or on ture-length film or any genre and would like it
Facebook. to be considered for a screening at this year’s
are invited to submit works through June 16
‘Immortal Wars’ Double Feature — A for the Aug. 1-11 festival. There is no fee to
screening of the two original movies with the
enter. Guidelines and submission forms are
films’ creator and Las Cruces native Joe Lujan
available at plazaclassic.com/localflavor.
are Saturday, June 1, at the Rio Grande
Information: 533-4020
Theatre, 211 N. Main, Las Cruces. The event
local@plazaclassic.com.
will feature an introduction and Q&A with
Sponsored by the Texas Film Commission,
Lujan. The original movie, “Immortal Wars,” is
Local Flavor is the region’s largest showcase of
1 p.m. with the Las Cruces premiere of the
independently made feature, animated, docu-
“Immortal Wars: Resurgence” at 7 p.m.
mentary, short and other films from both sides
Admission is free. Information: (575) 421-2290
of the border.
or riograndetheatre.org.
The Local Flavor series will be curated by El
After a catastrophic war plunges the world
Paso filmmakers Zach Passero (”The Weird
into chaos, a new race of superpowered beings
Kidz,” “The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then
known as “deviants” emerges. A madman cap-
the Bigfoot,” “Wicked Lake,” “Motel,”
tures these deviants, pitting them against each
“Glimpse”), and Lucky McKee (”Kindred
other on a television program.
Spirits,” “The Man “Who Killed Hitler and
A signing and meet-and-greet with Lujan is 4
Then the “Bigfoot”,” “The Woods,” “The
to 5 p.m. at Zia Comics on Main Street near
Woman”).
the theatre.
Socorro Movies under the Stars — City
Jay’s Pix Presents — Film historian Jay of Socorro, Texas hosts a free screening of
Duncan and the Sunset Film Society host film
“Aquaman” at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at
presentations at 2 p.m. Saturdays at
Bulldog Championship Park, 316 Buford, pre-
International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana.
ceded at 6 p.m. with a performance by Shantel
Admission is free. Information: 543-6747
Escorza. Information: 860-8615.
(museum), internationalmuseumofart.net and
sunsetfilmsociety.org. Sundays Under the Stars — Inn of the
• June 1: American Graffiti (1973). George Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M. hosts free
Lucas became a director to notice after this movies on the lawn at 8 p.m. Sundays during
idealized remembrance of things past, set in the summer months, weather permitting. Bring
Modesto, Cal. on the last day of summer vaca- lawn chair or blanket. All children must be
tion in 1962. Starring Ron Howard, Candy accompanied by adult. Concessions available.
Clark, Richard Dreyfuss, Mackenzie Phillips, Information: 1-800-545-9011 or innofthemoun-
Charles Martin Smith and Harrison Ford among taingods.com.
other up-and-comers. • June 2: Smallfoot
• June 8: Jaws (1975). Director Steven • June 9: Avengers: Infinity War
Spielberg pulled this troubled production out of • June 16: Incredibles 2
the depths and soared to the forefront of film • June 30: Jumanji.
directors in a history-making blockbuster.
• June 15: Grease (1978). Greaser Danny and
Summer Screen Films for Kids —
Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E.
sweet Australian Sandy meet at the beach and
Picacho in Las Cruces, will show films for youth
fall in love. Then at the beginning of the 1958
and teens in June and July in the second floor
school year at Rydell High School, Danny
Roadrunner Room. Titles announced in June,
reunites with his fellow gang members. Sandy
and all will have a “Space” theme to comple-
surprisingly also shows up.
ment the summer reading program. Admission
• June 22: Weekend at Bernie’s (1989). A
is free. Information: (575) 528-4014 or
black comedy about two guys who party with
library.las-cruces.org.
their bumped-off boss at his Long Island beach
Teen movies are 1 p.m. Wednesdays, June 5-
house...and no one notices.
July 24, rated PG or PG-13. No movie July 3.
• June 29: Stand By Me (1986). Based a
Children’s movies are 2 p.m. Thursdays, June
Stephen King novella, four friends set out on a
6-July 25, rated G or PG. No movie on July 4.
hike in the summer of 1959 and come upon a
Ages 12 and younger must be accompanied by
dead boy in the woods. Directed by Rob
an adult.
Reiner and starring Wil Wheaton, River
Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Jerry O’Connell.
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Film Scene New Mexico Museum of Space teller. Directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. Directed by Alex Holmes.
History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. • Toy Story 4 (Walt Disney Studios) — CG • The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith
Cont’d from Page 30
Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater tickets are $7 Animation. Featuring the voices of Tom Hanks, (Kolipoki) — Christopher Gorham, Natalie
($6 seniors and military; $5 ages 4-12). Patricia Arquette, Keanu Reeves. Directed by Medlock, Russell Dixon; Directed by Mitch
2 Day Movie Challenge Screening — El Planetarium show is $5 ($4 seniors, military and Josh Cooley. Continuation of the hugely popu- Davis. Sequel to the 2001 Disney film.
Paso Film Commission presents a public lar series begun in 1995. • Yesterday (Universal) — Ana de Armas,
children). Ages 3 and under free.
screening of all the completed short movies June 28: James Corden, Lily James. Directed by Danny
Museum/IMAX combo tickets available.
from the 2-Day Movie Challenge Public • Annabelle Comes Home (Warner Bros.) — Boyle.
Information: (877) 333-6589 or (575) 437-
Screening at 7 p.m. Friday, June 7, at the Plaza Madison Iseman, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson.
2840, nmspacemuseum.org or on Facebook.
Theatre. Awards presentation follows the
Now showing (showtimes and line up may Directed by Gary Dauberman. Sequel to the DVD/Blu-ray Releases
screening. Some material may not be suitable 2014 movie.
change after June 15): June 4:
for young children. Tickets: $10 (Ticketmaster). • Limited Partners (Paramount) — Tiffany
• “Mysteries of China,” 10:10 a.m. and 2 p.m. • Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral. PG-13
Moviemakers put together a team of actors Haddish, Billy Porter, Tose Byrne. Directed by
• Australia’s Great Wild North, 11:05 a.m., • Gloria Bell. R
and crew to create a short movie over the Miguel Arteta.
1:10 p.m. and 4:05 p.m.
course of two days. Teams must write, shoot, • Maiden (Sony Classics) — Documentary. The June 11:
• Black Holes: 12:30 and 3:30 p.m.
edit and add musical scores to their movies story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on • Captive State. PG-13
Star Show is 11:55 a.m. and 2:55 p.m.
during the weekend, completing the 4-8 minute charter boats, who became the skipper of the • Captain Marvel. PG-13
The Giant Screen film “Apollo 11: First Steps”
movie and delivering a ready-to-screen product first ever all-female crew to enter the
premiers Saturday, June 15, with never- June 18:
by the Sunday evening of the Challenge. Genres Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.
before-seen 70mm footage and newly discov- • Us. R
include action, romance, comedy, sci-fi and film
ered audio recordings or the Apollo 11 mission.
noir. Team leaders must be 21 or older. Kickoff
and registration is Friday, May 31, at Jay’s Film Forecast — Film historian Jay
tinyurl.com/ep2daymovie, and all movies are Duncan prepared this list of top monthly
due by 7 p.m. Sunday, June 2. “Coming Attractions” for movie fans, listed by
studio and release date (subject to change):
Classic Film Series — The Rio Grande June 7:
Theatre, 211 N. Main Street in Las Cruces,
• Dark Phoenix (20th Century-Fox) — Sophie
presents classic film screenings at 7 p.m. select-
Turner, James McAvoy,
ed Saturdays. Films include an introduction and
Jessica Chastain. Directed by Simon Kinberg.
short question and answer session. Admission:
• Late Night (Amazon) — Emma Thompson,
$8.Information: (575) 541-2290, riograndethe-
John Lithgow, Mindy Kaling.
atre.org or on Facebook.
Directed by Hisha Ganatra.
• June 8: On The Waterfront
• Papi Chulo (Blue Fox) — Matt Bomer, Elena
• June 29: Maltese Falcon
Campbell-Martinez,
Other films:
Alejandro Patiño. Directed by Jihn Butler.
Throwback Thursday showing of “Dirty
• Pavarotti (CBS) — Documentary. Featuring
Dancing” is at 7 p.m. June 13. Admission: $5.
Princess Diana, Bono, Spike Lee. Directed by
Kids movie showing of “A Bug’s Life” is at
Ron Howard.
noon Saturday, June 8. Admission: $1 cash.
• The Secret Life of Pets 2 (Universal) — CG
Pax Christi Film Series — A screening of Animation. Featuring the voices of Patton
“Five Broken Cameras” is 3 p.m. Sunday, June Oswalt, Jenny Slate, Eric Stonestreet. Directed
9, at St. Joseph School auditorium, 1315 Travis by Chris Renaut and Jonathan del Val.
(enter through parking lot across from rectory). Continuation of the 2016 hit.
Discussion follows. Admission is free, donations • This One’s for the Ladies (Neon) —
accepted. Information: 740-3962. Poundcake, Michele Moore, Terrill Ross.
The film is a first-hand account of non-violent Directed by Gene Graham.
resistance in a West Bank village threatened by June 14:
Israeli settlements. • American Woman (Roadside) — Christina
Hendricks, Aaron Paul, Sienna Miller. Directed
Sci Fi and ArtFilm Nights — Brew Lab, by Jake Scott.
601 N. Oregon, Suite 1, hosts science fiction • Being Frank (Film Arcade) — Samantha
classics 5:30 to 8 p.m. the second Thursday of Mathis, Jim Gaffigan, Danielle Campbell.
every month (June 13 and July 11) and art Directed by Miranda Baily.
films every third Thursday of the month (June • The Dead Don’t Die (Focus) — Tilda
20 and July 18). Information: 307-4242 or on Swinton, Adam Driver, Chloë Sevigny. Directed
Facebook at brewlabep. by Jim Jarmusch.
Fountain Theatre — 2469 Calle de • Hampstead (IFC) — James Norton, Diane
Guadalupe, 1/2 block south of the plaza in Keaton, Brendan Gleason. Directed by Joel
Mesilla. The historic theater, operated by the Hopkins.
Mesilla Valley Film Society, features films at • The Last Black Man in San Francisco (A24) —
7:30 p.m. nightly, plus 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Jimmie Fails, Danny Glover, Jonathan Majors.
2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7 ($6 seniors, Directed by Joe Talbot.
military and students with ID; $5 children and • Men in Black: International (Columbia) —
members); $5 on Wednesday. Information Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam
(575) 524-8287 or mesillavalleyfilm.org. Neeson. Directed by F. Gary Gray.
The 7:30 Sunday shows have open captions. Continuation of the franchise
• May 31-June 6: The Public. Inspired by an begun in 1997 with Will Smith and Tommy Lee
essay that appeared in The Los Angeles Times Jones.
in 2007, the movie was written and directed • Shaft (New Line) — Samuel L. Jackson,
by, and stars, Emilio Estevez. Regina Hall, Avan Jogia. Directed by Tim Story.
• June 7-13: High Life. A group of prisoners Sequel to the 2000 film, which was a remake of
are used as guinea pigs in a deep space mission. the 1971 hit.
• June 14-20: Non-Fiction. An editor and an June 21:
author in the Parisian publishing world cope • Child’s Play (United Artists) — Mark Hamill
with a middle-age crisis, the changing industry (voice of Chucky), Aubrey Plaza, Tim
and their wives. Matheson. Directed by Lars Klevberg. Re-telling
• June 21-27: All is True. Kenneth Branagh’s of the original 1988 movie.
imaginary wrangle of the troubled last years of • Them That Follow (1091 Media) — Kaitlyn
William Shakespeare. June 27 screening at 1:30 Dever, Walton Goggins, Olivia Colman.
p.m. Directed by Britt Poulton and Dan Madison
• June 28-July 3. The White Crow. A biogra- Savage.
phical drama about dancer Rudolf Nureyev. No • Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (Magnolia)
matinee on June 29. — Documentary on the novelist and story-

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the past, such as the iconic deer dance, with a and David June 27-July 7 at Transmountain
new one. The updated script is by Tony Campus Forum Theater, 9570 Gateway North.
Award-winner Marty Martin, with music by Jim Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday through
Ward, Gabriel Gonzalez and Cody Ritchey. Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15
($8 children, students, military and seniors).
Theatre of the Big Bend — Sul Ross State
Information: 831-5147.
University’s Summer Theater Program per-
“Closer Than Ever,” which has no dialogue
formances are 8:15 p.m. Fridays through
apart from its songs, deals with such topics as
Sundays, June 21-Aug. 4, at Kokernot
‘Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet was far from perfect. Known as “the first lady security, aging, mid-life crisis, second marriages,
Outdoor Theatre in Alpine, Texas. Lawn chairs
Defends Her Life Tonight’ — No Strings of the sliding scale,” she warbled and screeched working couples, and unrequited love.
her way through the evening to an audience welcome. Information: (432) 837-8218, 1-888-
Theater Company presents the play by Lauren
Gunderson, directed by Nikka Ziemer, May who mostly fell over with laughter. But this 722-SRSU (7778) or sulross.edu/tobb. ‘Hello Dolly!’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in
delusional and joyously happy woman paid little • June 21-July 7: ”Our Lady of the Tortilla” by the UTEP Student Union West building, closes
31-June 16, at the Black Box Theater, 430 N.
attention to her critics, instead she was sur- Luis Santeiro. Tickets: $10 ($8 children, seniors). its season with the classic musical from com-
Main in Las Cruces. Tickets: $15 ($12 students
rounded by a circle of devoted friends who • July 12-Aug. 4: “Nunsense” by Dan Goggin. poser Jerry Herman July 5-21. Information:
and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday).
were almost as eccentric as she was. Tickets: $12 ($10 children and seniors). 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.
Information: (575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.
The 5th annual Sul Ross State University
The fast, funny and sexy show rediscovers
‘The Graduate’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Children’s Theatre Camp is July 22-26 for age
Jewel Box Series call for submissions
one of history’s most intriguing women. — El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box
Montana, presents Terry Johnson’s adaptation 6-8, and July 29-Aug. 2, for age 9-12, at the
‘Trouble in Tahiti’ — El Paso Opera pres- based on the comic movie June 14-30. Series at the Philanthropy Theatre, which
university’s Fine Arts Building. Cost: $75 ($50
ents the one-act opera by Leonard Bernstein, Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and showcases community talent, seeks submissions
each for two campers from same family).
2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at UTEP’s Fox Fine 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 ($12 seniors 62+, through July 14 for performances for the
students, military). Information: 532-1317 or ‘Closer than Ever’ — The El Paso 2019-2020 season. Submission specifications,
Arts Recital Hall. Tickets: $20 general admis-
elpasoplayhouse.com. Community College Theatre Ensemble pres- information: Kathrin Berg, 533-4020 or
sion, plus processing fees; available at the door
Benjamin Braddock is a recent college gradu- ents the musical revue by Richard Maltby Jr. epcf.org/jewelbox.
or at 581-5534 or epopera.org.
In 1950s, America had an obsession with per- ate who finds himself confused and adrift about

F
‘The Graduate’walks the
fection, and affordable homes in suburbia gave his future amidst his upper-class, suburban,
young families an opportunity to reign over “plastic” life. When Mrs. Robinson, the charis-
their own pieces of paradise. “Trouble in
Tahiti” juxtaposes Sam and Dinah, husband and
matic and alcoholic wife of his father’s business
partner, temps him into an affair, he ultimately stage at EP Playhouse
wife who have settled into a soulless relation- relents. or those of us old enough to
ship in which each constantly irritates the remember, 1967’s “The Graduate”
‘Viva El Paso!’ — El Paso Community — starring a then very young
other, with a scat-jazz trio of singers waxing on
Foundation and El Paso Live present the 42nd
the virtues of suburbia in the style of the chip- Dustin Hoffman and the late, great
season of the summertime outdoor musical
per radio advertising jingles of the period. Anne Bancroft — was quite a racy film
extravaganza with performances at 8 p.m.
for its time. Based on the 1963 novel by
‘Glorious’ — Las Cruces Community Fridays and Saturdays June 14-July 27, at
Charles Webb, it also is a romantic
Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre, directed by
comedy-drama play, directed this month
Downtown Mall closes its season with the true Keith W. Townsend. June 29, and July 19-20
by El Paso Playhouse veteran Frieda
comedy of Florence Foster Jenkins, the “Worst performances in Spanish. Tickets: $24 ($16
Voeks.
Singer in the World,” by Peter Quilter June 7- ages 2-12, seniors 65 and older and military
Voeks, who is marking her 40th year
23. Directed by Vanessa Dabovich. Tickets: with valid ID). Tickets opening weekend (June
in theatre as an actress, costume and set
$15 ($12 students, seniors and military; $11 15-16) are $10. All tickets available at
designer, and 15th year as a director, Rounding out the main cast as Elaine is
groups of 10 or more, $10 children under 12). Ticketmaster. Information: ElPasoLive.com.
said she and her cast have faced the Tracy Levin who was in “And the
information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org. Created by Hector Serrano in 1978, “Viva! El
challenge of “trying to decide what El Winner Is” and “The Best Christmas
The performer who everyone in 1940’s New Paso” depicts 400 years of the El Paso area’s
Paso audiences are ready for. Pageant Ever” earlier this season.
York wanted to see live was Florence Foster rich history. The show will combine many of
“For anyone who has seen the movie, “I have been so lucky in directing this
Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch the popular songs, dances and characters from
they know that it is a show for mature show because each actor has a natural
audiences. And in 1967 what was seen ‘feel’ for his/her character,” Voeks said.
on movie screens was very controver- “It has made my job so much easier. At
sial. While the play portrays the charac- each rehearsal everyone offers his/her
ters a bit differently, the action differs ideas concerning movement and atti-
only slightly. So, the greatest decision tude, and the end result has been a true
was what should be included and what ‘coming togetherness’ of talent, patience
should be deleted. However, I think and love of theatre.”
audiences will be pleased with what has How does what these actors present
been left in and how it's been handled.” differ from the movie?
The plot has a timely message for this “That in itself is reason enough to
time of year. come out and see the show,” Voeks said.
“Without giving away the plot (and for “However, if one wants to see some
those readers who are not familiar with really great talent then the play is a
the movie), the play centers around must. I recommend this show not
Benjamin Braddock, a recent college because it's graduation season, but
graduate who is totally disillusioned because if you want to see how things
with his life and has no idea what he change and yet at the same time stay the
wants do with it. And who hasn't felt same, then this is the place to be from
this way at least once in their life?” June 14 through 30.”
Voeks said. ***
The complexity of the characters drew On a side note, the Playhouse has
Voeks, and in turn her actors, to the announced its next season, starting with
material. Neil Simon’s “Rumors” in September
“Each actor has the opportunity to and ending with Agatha Christie’s
interpret his/her character differently,” “Murder on the Orient Express” in May.
she said. “In fact, we've had several In between are “Night of the Living
rather lengthy discussions about them Dead” for Halloween season, “Miracle
and each of us sees them as such on 34th Street” for the holidays,
diverse people it's been a challenge.” Shakespeare’s “As You Like it,” and
Taking on that challenge are mostly “The Secret Garden” for the young
familiar faces at the playhouse. Stalwart audiences.
Minden Dicksen takes on the iconic
Bancroft role. Kevin Kellogg, who is Carol Viescas is a veteran of
fairly new to EPPH, plays Benjamin. community theater and teaches
journalism at Bel Air High School.

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El Paso Chihuahuas — Information: 533- Music in the Park Series — The city of • Wednesday, July 17: San Antonio FC
BASE or EPChihuahuas.com. Las Cruces’ series features performances by • Saturday, July 20: Real Monarchs SLC.
• June 29-July 3: Fresno Grizzlies
• July 11-14: Albuquerque Isotopes
• July 26-28: Las Vegas 51s. Bark at the Park
JULY local, regional, and national acts at 7 p.m.
Sundays at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada.
Admission is free; all ages welcome. No pets.
‘Pirates of Penzance’ — Gilbert and
Sullivan Company of El Paso presents the
comic operetta for its 50th anniversary produc-
Information: (575) 541-2550 or las-cruces.org.
take your dog to the park day is July 26.
Parks & Recreation Summer Concerts
— Information: 212-0092 or
PREVIEW • July 14: Blaze the Nation (rock & roll) and
Dead Like Disco (pop rock)
tion at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30
p.m. Sunday, July 19-21 and July 26-28, at
First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison.
• July 21: Zoltan & the Fortunetellers (gypsy
elpasotexas.gov/parks. Updates on Facebook. Tickets: $12 ($10 students, seniors, military);
jazz) and The Claudio Tolousse Group (con-
• 5 p.m. Thursday, July 4: Hypnosis and available at the door. Information: 479-2485,
temporary jazz).
Dream Merchants at San Jacinto Plaza, 111 Mills. 584-9319, gselpaso.org or on Facebook at
• July 28: Triple Jack (classic rock) and Tanner
• 6 p.m. Sunday, July 7: La Magiztral Sonora GandSElPaso.
Huston-Country (folk, Americana)
Band at Pavo Real Park, 9301 Alameda • Aug. 22: Zach Heckendorf (alternative folk) Provost Gun Show — The El Maida
• 6 p.m. Sunday, July 14: Borderline Band at and Chris Baker (Americana, folk rock). Provost Guard gun, small antique and
Argal Park, 11565 James Watt. Southwest art show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Borderland Roller Derby — The July
Lincoln County Art Loop — Lincoln derby is 6 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at El Paso
Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July
County artists will host open houses at various 13-14, at the El Maida Shrine Temple, 6331
County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E.
studios 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Alabama. Includes new, used and antique
Paisano, with a doubleheader of Sexies vs
Sunday, July 5-7, during the 24th annual self- firearms and accessories, knives, coins,
Viudas and Catrinas vs Diablas. Tickets: $10;
guided tour on a scenic route from Carrizozo Southwest jewelry, military surplus and col-
($7 with valid military ID; $1 for ages 10 and
to the lower Hondo Valley. The tour includes sion families, game booths, carnival rides and lectibles. Food concessions available.
younger; or $8 each for pack of six) at brown-
locations throughout the countryside outside of more. Admission is free to all events. Admission: $6 (under 10 free). Age 18 and
papertickets.com. Information: borderlan-
the Ruidoso area. Information: 1-855-522-5667. Information: 859-9848, ysletamission.org or on younger must be accompanied by a parent or
drollerderby.com or on Facebook.
Facebook. This year’s headliners include Fungi legal guardian. Information: 241-1761.
Alfresco! Fridays — The 17th season of Silver City Clay Festival — The annual
Mungle on Friday. Candlebox — The alternative rock band per-
free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. festival is July 15-21 in Silver City, N.M.
Fridays, at Convention Center Plaza. EPHS Mega Reunion Party — El Paso forms at 9 p.m. Thursday, July 25, with open-
Workshops held each day; cost varies. Youth
Information: 534-0600 or alfrescofridays.com. High alumni from any year are invited to a spe- ing band Amity at Speaking Rock Entertainment
workshops are also planned. Information:
• July 5: Frontera Bugalu (border folk, cumbia) cial throwback reunion Saturday, July 13, at Center, 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Free admission; age
clayfestival.com.
• July 12: Azucar (Latin rock) Epic Railyard Event Center, 2201 Mills, with 18 and older only. Information: 860-7777,
The annual exhibition, Current,” will be juried
• July 19: Frank Ray (country) food, drinks, guest DJ and more. Ticket: $40 speakingrock.com or on Facebook.
by internationally known artist Sunshine Cobb.
(through June 13); included admission to the Opening reception is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July Roselit Bone — The “apocalyptic cowboy
St. Mark’s Car Truck and Bike Show
“EPHS Museum.” Information: Enoch, 490- 15, and runs through July 28, at Roots Cellar music” group from Portland performs Friday,
— St Mark’s Catholic Church, 11700 Pebble
7643 or on Facebook at EPHS Throwback Arts at Seedboat Center for the Arts, 214 W. July 26, at Art Obscura Gallery, 3206
Hills, hosts a car show for classic and modern
Reunion. Yankee. Harrelson, in Las Cruces, with Slow Motion
cars, trucks and motorcycles, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, July 6. Spectator admission is free. St. Pius X Rummage Sale — St. Pius X, Maker’s Market is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Cowboys. Information: (575) 494-7256 or on
Registration is $25 ($15 motorcycles). 1050 N. Clark, hosts its annual rummage sale 7 July 20, with artists, music, storytelling, and Facebook at Art Obscura.
Information: 356-5869, 356-5619 or Facebook. dancing. Claymation films featured that day the
a.m. to noon Saturday, July 13.Proceeds help
Silco Theater.
Ruidoso Grindstone Trail Runs — Ski
fund the church’s annual bazaar. Admission is Run Road Challenge hosts the 4-mile, 8.5-mile
Triple-A Baseball All-Star Game — El Clay rodeo is Sunday, July 21, at the HUB on
free. Information: 217-3287 or and half-marathon runs on the multiple use trail
Paso Chihuahuas will host the 32nd edition of Bullard Street.
jramirez@utep.edu. system at Grindstone Lake, 2 miles from
the Triple-A Baseball All-Star Game Monday
through Wednesday, July 8-10, at Southwest Striker — The metal band’s “Summer of El Paso Locomotive FC — El Paso’s pro- Downtown Ruidoso at 7:30 to 11 a.m.
University Park. Information: 533-BASE or visit Shred” Tour in support of the upcoming studio fessional soccer team’s home games are at Saturday, July 27, starting and finishing at
EPChihuahuas.com. album “Play to Win” is 7 p.m. Saturday, July 13 Southwest University Park. Tickets: $5 to $49. Wingfield Park’s Grindstone Lake Trails. Half-
Combo tickets for Monday’s Home Run at the San Carlos Building, with Death Angel, Information: 235-GOAL, eplocomotivefc.com, Marathon and 8.5K wave starts at 7:30 and 4-
Derby and Wednesday’s All-Star Game are or tickets@eplocomotivefc.com. Game time is mile wave at 7:45 a.m. Registration: raceadven-
Steel Panther, Holy Grail and
$30-$100. 7:30 p.m. turesunlimited.com.
Bewitcher.Information: striker-metal.com.
Started in 1988, the game features the
International League vs. the Pacific Coast Yank Kannady Memorial Run — The
League. 3rd annual Yank Kannady Memorial Organ
YouTube sensation and aspiring “beisbol” Donor Awareness 10K and 5K run and 1 Mile
instructor Domingo Ayala brings his “Theory of Fun Run is 8 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at White
Beisbol” event for the Triple-A Home Run Mountain Park 687 Hull Road in Ruidoso.
Derby Monday. Proceeds benefit the Ultimate Gift of Life
Foundation. Registration: $25; $10 age 10 and
Cool Canyon Nights — The 9th annual younger. Information: Mike Coulter, (915) 274-
series of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 5222, Judy Mancillas (575) 682-7884, or Margie
to 9 p.m. Thursdays at McKelligon Canyon, Bouldin (575) 937-1350.
Amphitheatre, sponsored by WestStar Bank.
Patio performance begins at 6 p.m. with head-
Tailgate 2019 — The annual outdoor con-
cert series in Alamogordo, N.M., raises funds
liner at 7 p.m. on the main stage. Admission is
for the Flickinger Center. Concerts begin at 8
free but space is limited. VIP tickets are $10.
p.m. on Saturday, July 13 and 27, in the upper
Information: elpasolive.com.
parking lot at the New Mexico Museum of
• July 11: Windy City
Space History. Information: (575) 437-2202.
• July 18: Sha’Vonne
Online reservations at flickingercenter.com.
• July 25: Mainstreet
Single event tickets available for $25-$45 per
Wednesday Nights Music on the plaza vehicle (if spaces available). Walk up tickets are
— The free summer series runs twice monthly $10 ($15 couples).
8 p.m. selected Thursdays in July and August at • July 13: Yarbrough Band (country and classic
Plaza de Las Cruces on historic Main Street. rock)
Admission is free; all ages welcome. No pets. • July 27: Show Biz Kids (Steely Dan Tribute)
Information: (575) 541-2550 or las-cruces.org.
• July 11: Rust (rock) and Pure Magic (variety)
‘Gulliver’s Travels’ — Missoula Children’s
Theatre hosts performances of the classic tale
• July 25: Trout Fishing In America (Americana
at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at
and storytelling) and Steve Smith & Hard Road
Las Cruces High School. Tickets: $7 ($3 age 12
(bluegrass)
and younger) at the door. Information: (575)
Ysleta Mission Festival — The annual fies- 523-6403, events@daarts.org or riograndethe-
ta is July 12-14 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel atre.com. Auditions are 10 a.m. to noon
Church, 131 S. Zaragoza (at Alameda), with Monday, July 9. Tuition: $60 ($20 each addi-
live music, southwest cuisine cooked by mis- tional child in same family).

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Comedy legends Martin, Short
take El Paso Stage May 31
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It was announced almost a year ago but now Alma Calderon 7 El Paso Playhouse 7 Nayda’s Gems 33
it’s coming in just a matter of days if you’re
reading this hot off the press. A double dose Ardovino’s Desert Cross’g 23 Escamilla Gallery 26 NM Desert Farm 13
of comedy icons comes to El Paso May 31 at
the Abraham Chavez Theatre. We first dis- Ardovino’s Pizza 12 Fountain Theatre 31 Parks & Recreation 36
covered their incredible timing together over
30 years ago as two-thirds of the “Three
Amigos.” Of course I am talking about Steve Around and About Tours 11 Furrs Family Dining 29 Paseo Christian Church 12
Martin and Martin Short, who are bringing
their “Now Your See Them, Soon You ATMAS Healing 32 Gilbert & Sullivan 14 PhiDev Inc 28
Won’t” tour to us. The evening promises to
be a mix of storytelling, mutual roasting and
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an unbeatable chemistry. Short delivers with
some fantastic celebrity impressions, and one Son Volt, ‘Union,’ Transmit Baskin Robbins 5 Hal Marcus Gallery 5 PTEP 17
can only hope for the return of Jiminy Glick.
The night will also include Martin’s
Sound
Grammy-winning banjo-playing band, the After hitting the blues bottle pretty hard Beauty Solutions 25 Hans Martial Arts 7 Radford School 20
Steep Canyon Rangers. If you have seen about two years ago, Sun Volt has returned to
their Netflix special don’t worry, they have being half of the true originators of the alt.
promised new material and some tweaking of Bert Saldana Art Gallery 33 Inni Heart Eatery 10 Reidsan 11
country sound, minus a couple of blues hic-
older bits as well. “Now Your See Them, cups. It’s hard to believe their leader Jay
Soon You Won’t” … it would be a real Farrar has been at it for over three decades. Books Are Gems 29 KTEP 30 Rio Grande Cancer 21
shame if you were only doing the second The story has been told about Uncle Tupelo
part of that statement. splitting into two giants of the Americana Brave Books 17 Leo’s Mexican Food 22 Roman Art Design 22
sound, Son Volt and Wilco. For my money I
National: Todd Snider, ‘Cash have always placed my bets on this band. If
Bruce’s Air 27 Magoffin Home SHS 8 Simple Solutions 25
Cabin, Vol. 3,’ Aimless Records we are talking commercial success, I tend to
lose, but if we’re actually talking incredible
He is absolutely a “Hard Working music then I would win easily. In this case Cattleman's 11 Mar Caribe 2 6 The Talk Shop 11
American,” not just because he’s the lead they win on both counts. The new disc is
singer of the band with that name but also titled “Union” and as you might have CBD Whole Health 15 Marie Otero 18 The Cleaners 24
because he’s been putting out records for a guessed by the title it is politically fueled,
quarter-century. He is taking a break from with a direct hit to the man in charge with
the pack and going back to where it all “Reality Winner” and “Lady Liberty.” The Ceci Burgos Counseling 13 The Marketplace 35 Vanities 2
began, trying it alone with his new record entire record questions the current state of
“Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3.” Much like affairs, but if you aren’t politically aligned Clay Festival/Fiesta Latina 3 Mesa Vista Winery 16 Village Inn 16
many past efforts, he moves from country to with the band, not all is lost. Just sit back
rock to folk without missing a beat, but it’s and listen to some fantastic harmonies and
Eckankar 15 Mesilla Book Center 29 Walgreens 32
primarily an acoustic affair. It also has his the strumming acoustic country wash, all
familiar charm, storytelling and overflowing accented by Farrar’s unmistakable ragged
sarcastic wit. Only Todd Snider would kick vocals that bring happiness even in the dark- El Paso Art Association 31 Mission Del Rey 15 Western Traders 10
things off with a song about writing and not est of times. Now all we need is a Union
being able to finish it while it buries itself between Jeff Tweedy and Jay Farrar to bring EPCC 9 Moto El Paso 21 Zia Kayak Outfitters 18
deep in his brain. He’s also clearing the cob- back Uncle Tupelo.
webs on this one by dusting off a tried-and
true-recipe: 25 years ago it was all about the Collectibles: Megadeth, El Paso Live 35 Mustard Seed Café 10
Seattle blues, and in 2019 it is “Talking ‘Warheads on Foreheads,’ UMe
Reality Television Blues.” He shares a mic
on the chorus of the brilliant “Like a Force When it comes to the “Big 4” of thrash metal
of Nature” with alt. country poster boy Jason gods, Megadeth has their feet firmly planted
Isbell. “Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3” is so on the pedestal. They’re the reason many
incredible it will make you want to savagely people pay closer attention when that
hunt down the previous volumes, something Miracle-Ear commercial comes on TV. They
I am sure Todd did by design, because there have been getting it done for 35 years and
simply aren’t any. even longer if you include the bandleader’s
early stint in Metallica. The inevitable conse-
Ben Folds, ‘Live at Myspace,’ quence of longevity is that a retrospective
Real Gone Music
must be done with this band, it’s particularly
welcomed since their post-2001 work has
Last year Ben Folds went with Edsel been spread over assorted record labels. The
Records for his 1994-2012 song collection, new collection, “Warheads on Foreheads,”
but this year he’s bringing back a 14-year-old isn’t all that interested in rarities as it is mak-
recording on Real Gone Music. They’ve ing sure their entire studio body of work is
been around since 2011, but that’s still a well represented across three shiny discs. It
newbie for record labels in this day and age. conveniently starts where it all began with a
They have been excavating some incredible couple cuts from their debut, and moves
material, and this one shows just how ancient chronologically throughout their career, end-
it is in title alone: The social network ing with the title track from their most recent
Myspace was king when this was recorded in album, 2016’s “Dystopia.” There are coinci-
2005. The album features the incredible dentally 35 tracks, perhaps to reemphasize
ivory tickler at his finest for an incredible just how long it has been. If you’ve been on
live, in-studio performance during Folds’ the ride since it started, you’ll probably want
“Songs for Silverman” tour. This very inti- to jump on the ultra-limited silver vinyl run,
mate show until now had just been sold on and if you’re new to the party, what a great
DVD with the bonus tracks available only by place to start.
digital download. Those tracks capture him Look for these new and upcoming releases:
playing live for iTunes, also in 2005. The set
list features all his fan favorites, with him Collective Soul — “Blood”
introducing most songs with a fan email Imperial Teen — “Now We Are Timeless”
request. It even includes a cover of a Dr. Dre Mark Lanegan Band — “Somebody’s
Knocking”
song laden with f-bombs and other salacious
Perry Farrell — “Kind Heaven”
terms, previously only available on vinyl. All
Violent Femmes — “Hotel Last Resort”
the cuts are sprinkled with his genius and
take on a new life in these settings, making Brian Chozick is owner of Tumblin’
this a must have, even if your Ben Folds bin Dice Music. Drop him a line at
is already brimming over the top. tumblindicemusic@netscape.net

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