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2019 International Eye of the Camera

July 7-28 at the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana
Above: “Big Bend Sunrise” by R. Glenn Davis, El Paso Scene Cover Award Winner.
Left: “El Acordeonista” by Manny Loya. Opening reception is 2-4 p.m. July 7

Summer Fun Planes to see

for Kids War Eagles Air Museum
It’s not too late to sign offers dozens of vintage
up your kids for sum- war planes. plus classic
mer camps, classes. cars & more.
— Pages 9-10 — Page 19 www. epsc ene .co m
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artist noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 6, with a Campbell, NASA Apollo documentary in
viewing of the “Frida Kahlo” movie, Frida Kahlo Centennial’s theater, earth and space activities

art classes, a junior Frida Kahlo contest, folk- and more. Hosted by Insights and the
july 2019 loric ballet and a Frida Kahlo look-a-like con-
test. Information: Information: 581-0102 or
Centennial Museum. Admission is free; RSVP
encouraged at Facebook “50th Anniversary Apollo Moon Landing Celebration.”
ROUNDUP Red, White and Brew Fest — The cele-
Information: or Roundup 3-8
bration of “everything American” is 4 to 11 Behind the Scene 4
p.m. Saturday, July 6, at Painted Dunes Golf Last Thursdays Gallery Crawl — The
Course, 12000 McCombs, with live country Downtown monthly evening gallery crawl and Scene Spotlight 4
music from Abe Mac Band, local craft beer, art market includes nearly two dozen pubs, Program Notes 8
BBQ competition, waterslides, jumping bal- restaurants, stores and galleries 6 to 10 p.m. Here’s the Ticket 9-10
loons, games on the lawn and fireworks. Bring the final Thursday of the month (July 25). El Dance 11
Viva Juárez
a lawn chair or blankets. Admission is free; tast- Paso Streetcar will extend its hours during
ing tickets (for 10 tastes) is $10 pre-sale; $15 these events. Admission is free to most events.
day events. Kid’s Corner admission: $5. Information: SMusic 12-13
Information: 821-2122 or ports 14-15
Independence Day Summer Fun for Kids 16-18
St. Mark’s Car Truck and Bike Show
— St Mark’s Catholic Church, 11700 Pebble East Side 4th of July Parade — Anyone Feature:
Hills, hosts a car show for classic and modern can join the 42nd annual Independence Day War Eagles Air Museum 19-21
Miss El Paso USA — The pageants for Miss
cars, trucks and motorcycles, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. People’s Parade sponsored by El Paso Del El Paso FishNet 21
Saturday, July 6. Spectator admission is free. Norte Lions Club, beginning at 9 a.m.
El Paso USA and the Miss El Paso Teen USA 22-23
Registration is $25 ($15 otorcycles). Thursday, July 4 at Hanks High School, and
are 8 p.m. Friday (preliminaries) and Saturday Information: 356-5869 or 356-5619. travels to Yarbrough to Album Park. At the Museum 23-24
(finals), June 28-29, at UTEP’s Magoffin Information: 204-5206 or on Facebook. Gallery Talk 25
Ysleta Mission Festival — The annual fies-
SW Art Scene 26-28
Auditorium. Ticket information: Laura’s
Productions, 845-2894, 820-3734, lauraspro- ta is July 12-14 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel West Side Independence Day Parade or Church, 131 S. Zaragoza (at Alameda), with — The Rotary Club of El Paso’s 23rd annual Taking a Look Back 28
live music, southwest cuisine cooked by mis- Independence Day parade begins at 9 a.m. to Keep on Bookin' 29
El Paso Ice Cream Festival — El Paso
Live hosts the family event Sunday, June 30, in
sion families, game booths, carnival rides and noon. Thursday, July 4, at Western Hills History Lessons 29
Convention Center Plaza, Downtown, with a
more. This year’s headliners include Fungi Church, 530 Thunderbird. This year’s theme is
On Stage 30-31
Mungle on Friday. Admission is free to all “Hip Hip Hooray for the USA.” This year’s
variety of ice cream and other frozen treats, events. Information: 859-9848, Grand Marshal is Sun Bowl Executive Director Stage Talk 30
gelato, churro splits, snow cones, a toppings or on Facebook. Bernie Olivas. The 2.6-mile parade route will Liner Notes 31
bar, live music, ice cream-inspired arts, con- go from the church down Shadow Mountain, Film Scene 32
tests, food trucks, and more. Tickets available Apollo Moon Landing Celebration — A
at celebration of the 50th Anniversary Apollo
then up Mesa to Coronado High School. August Preview 33
Information: 474-4241, or on
Moon Landing is 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, July
Advertiser Index 34
A Tribute to Frida Kahlo — El Paso Facebook.
19, at UTEP’s Centennial Museum, with free
Funeral Museum, 6111 S. Desert (at Perches fun space activities, a star party with Sun City Subscription Form 34
Funeral Home), hosts a tribute to the Mexican astronomers, constellation tour by Austin Please see Page 5

July 2019 El Paso Scene Page 3

Arabesque — The annual gala performance very summer my neighbor Nate
from Snake Charmer and the Belly Dancer is Poss throws his annual Christmas
July 13 at El Paso Scottish Rite, featuring party. He loves Christmas (his two
Silvia Salamanca and Cory Zamora. dogs were named Rudolph and Frosty)
Workshops are July 13-14. Page 6. but apparently also loves outdoor parties
when the weather is perfect. And as
‘Wellness from Within’ — Rio Grande
UTEP’s assistant athletic director for
Cancer Foundation hosts a six-week series
football operations, early summer is the
Scene Spotlight highlights events Saturdays through July 13. Page 15.
best time for him to relax and have a
advertised in this issue.
A hydration class is July 20. party he can totally enjoy.
‘Most Wanted’ — El Paso Society for The best part of his parties is that Cindy
Plaza Classic Film Festival — El Paso Musicians of the Future presents music from and I get to meet people from every walk
Community Foundation’s 12th annual festival the best spaghetti western and “Red Dead of life, but with an emphasis on sports. At
is Aug. 1-11 at Plaza Theatre and other Redemption” July 14 at UTEP’s Fox Fine his most recent party this June, we sat
Downtown locations. Special guests include Arts Recital Hall. Page 24. with two assistant track coaches at UTEP
Academy Award nominees Sam Elliott and (wife and husband Lacena Golding
Katharine Ross, and award-winning writer ‘Pirates of Penzance’ — Gilbert & Sullivan Clarke and Davian Clarke), both of He made the cut to become a permanent
and producer Victoria Riskin. Page 2. Company of El Paso presents its 50th whom competed in multiple Olympics for officer just as the U.S. Air Force became
anniversary production July 19-28 at First their native country of Jamaica. I had to its own branch of the military in 1947.
El Paso Live! — Page 3. Presbyterian Church. Page 5. go online to discover how accomplished Dad flew cargo planes for most of his Air
Viva! El Paso runs Fridays and Saturdays
they really were, with various world Force years, including a 17-month tour in
championships on both their résumés; the Korean War, where he also command-
through July 27 at McKelligon Canyon Math in New Directions Explorers —

Davian even earned a bronze medal at the ed a supply depot. Dad stayed in until
Amphitheatre. The one-week math camp runs July 22-26

1996 Olympics. In person they were 1965, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. So

Alfresco! Fridays free live concert series is at EPCC ASC, Building A. Page 14.
every Friday at Convention Center Plaza. Hal Marcus Gallery — Showing through inspirationally humble and polite, prefer- even if the military cut his education
Showing at the Plaza Theatre: July 26 is “Nudes & More.” Closing recep- ring to talk about the student-athletes short, it gave him a great career.
• July 20: Caravan Del Amor with Leo Dan tion is July 25. Page 25. they coached. My father came to mind as I was read-
• July 21: Kansas.
Joining our table was Larry Jessee, the ing Lisa Tate’s story on the War Eagles
Art Windows of El Paso Gallery —
former UTEP pole vaulter who won the Air Museum (see Page 19). Back in
1991, Dad was in El Paso for a weekend
Pop Goes the Fort — The annual concert
indoor college championship in 1974 and
Showing through July 26 at El Paso
visit and I took him to the museum. He
and fireworks spectacular featuring El Paso
still holds the UTEP record at 18’0”. As a
International Airport are works by local artist
was familiar with every airplane, since
Symphony Orchestra and the USO Show
masters’ age athlete he achieved six
Bert Saldana. Page 5.
nearly all of them were from the World
Troupe is July 4 at Biggs Park. Page 7.
Kharisma James 5K — The 5K run and 1 world records, and still could clear the
Magoffin Home State Historic Site July mile adaptive fun walk is Aug. 11, at EPCC’s bar at 18 feet at age 40. War II and Korean War eras; in fact, he
events: Page 18. Valle Verde Campus. Page 9. During our conversation, I mentioned had flown several of them.
• July 6: Cooking Class (bread pudding) that my dad played college football for As we toured the museum, one of the
• July 10: Braintrust Bag Lunch The Music of ABBA — El Paso Symphony
the Citadel in South Carolina. Jessee guides saw Dad admiring the Link
• July 13 and 27: Free Yoga Orchestra presents the music of the popular
pointed out UTEP Athletic Director Jim Trainer exhibit. The Link Trainer was a
• July 18: Make-A-Thing (bud vases) music group Aug. 24. Page 34.
Senter sitting at a nearby table; Senter flight simulator and mechanical marvel
• July 20: Victorian Sci-Fi Book Club. had served as athletic director at the that not only provided great replication of
Southern New Mexico Citadel for several years before coming a pilot’s instruments and controls, but
also mimicked a plane’s motions in flight.
Eckankar events — Eckankar: The Path to
to UTEP at the end of 2017.
The guide invited Dad to get into the
Spiritual Freedom hosts a Light and Sound
Lincoln County Art Loop — The 24th I went over and introduced myself. I
trainer and see if he could figure it out.
Service July 6, and Spiritual Book discussion
annual studio tour is July 5-7, featuring knew that Sender would be familiar with
Amazingly my dad — who was about 69
July 20 at Richard Burges Library. Page 15.
artists in Lincoln County villages: Lincoln, my father’s class, the famous but non-
Magic Morning Market — The indoor and Ruidoso Downs, Alto, Angus, Nogal and existent Class of 1944. Everyone in that at the time — managed to control the
outdoor market is July 6 and Aug. 3 at The Capitan. Page 20. class was inducted into active duty at the trainer as well as any modern-day flight
Marketplace at Placita Santa Fe. Page 35. end of their junior year, so the Class of cadet. I guess flying a plane is a bit like
1944 never graduated. riding a bicycle — you don’t forget.
Silver City Clay Festival — The Clay

My dad signed up for the U.S. Army Air Dad died about six years later. Seeing
Crossland Gallery — Showing through Festival is July 15-21 with demonstrations,

Forces, but by the time he completed all him smile like a kid as he took the con-
Aug. 2 is “American Expression,” celebrat- lecture series, exhibits, hands-on workshops,

his training as a pilot, the war was wind- trols of that Link Trainer remains one of
ing images of America. Family Drop-in Day is youth activities, mud pie contest and more.

ing down and he didn’t make it overseas. my favorite memories.

July 13, and Spoken Word Night open mic is Page 14.
July 19. Page 7.
Alto Artists Studio Tour — The annual

July 2019
“International Eye of the Camera” is July 7-
tour featuring 24 Alto area artists at 12 sites
27 at International Museum of Art, with
opening reception July 7.
is Aug. 2-4, with preview party July 31 at
the Spencer Theater. Page 12.
Randy Limbird
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July Roundup Jake Shimabukuro at Sisbarro Community Park,
3205 Arrowhead on the NMSU campus, fol-
Cont’d from Page 3
lowed by fireworks at 9:45 p.m. Gates open at
4 p.m. Food vendors on site; no grilling, per-
Rim Area Neighborhood parade — The sonal fireworks, alcohol, RV’s or overnight
18th annual neighborhood parade is 10 a.m.
parking allowed.
Thursday, July 4, along Rim Road from Brown
to Tom Lea Upper Park. Interested participants Inn of the Mountain Gods Fireworks
should meet at Kerby and Rim at 9:45 a.m. Extravaganza — The Resort and Casino is
with decorated bikes, scooters, pets and more. in Mescalero, N.M. will celebrate
Parade followed by festivities in the park. Independence Day 3 to 11 p.m. to midnight
Information: Thursday, July 4, with food, live entertainment
3 to 10:30 p.m. and family activities, concluding
Fourth of July at Ascarate Park — El with a fireworks over Lake Mescalero.
Paso County Parks & Recreation hosts day-long
Admission is free. Wrist bands for concessions;
activities Thursday, July 4, at Ascarate Park,
jumping balloons: $10. Information: 1-877-277-
6900 Delta, with food trucks, live music, and a
4577 or
fireworks display over the lake. Information:
771-2380, Mesilla Independence Day — The annual
fireworks display begins around 9 p.m.
Independence Day Extravaganza — Thursday, July 4, at the historic old Mesilla
The City of Socorro, Texas hosts its
Plaza. Bring a lawn chair; no pets or alcohol.
Independence Day celebration Thursday, July
Live music and food vendors, 6 to 9 p.m.
4, at Cougar Park, 10664 Socorro Road in
Admission is free. Information: (575) 524-3262,
Socorro with music, food trucks, games, ride,
ext. 116 or
giveaways and live entertainment.. Gates open
at 4 p.m. Admission is free; no outside or drink Silver City Independence Day — The
or pets allowed. Information: 860-8615 or annual parade is 10 Thursday, July 4, in Downtown Silver City. Kiwanis Pancake
Breakfast precedes the event in Gough Park;
La Viña Fourth of July Picnic — The activities and entertainment throughout the
winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union,
day. Fireworks at dusk. Information: (575) 538-
N.M., will host its 21st annual picnic 11:30 a.m.
3785 or
to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 4, featuring musical
Silver City Museum’s 36th annual Ice Cream
entertainment. Bring a picnic or buy a ham-
Social is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
burger or hot dog from K&B Barbeque.
Croquet, badminton and a water slide. Wine, Elephant Butte Independence Day —
soda, water and wine margaritas for sale. No Elephant Butte Lake State Park’s Independence
coolers or pets. Admission is free. Visitors may Day fireworks are 9:15 p.m. Saturday, July 6.
bring their own lawn chairs. Information: (575) Regular admission fee applies. Information:
882-7632 or (575) 744-5923,
‘Pop Goes the Fort’ — El Paso Symphony Fort Davis Independence Day
Orchestra will perform patriotic and pops Weekend — The West Texas town hosts its
music at the 9th annual event 7:30 p.m. annual “Coolest 4th of July Celebration” July 4-
Thursday, July 4, at Fort Bliss’s Biggs Park. See 6 in Fort Davis. Vendors and entertainment on
Page 8 for details. the Courthouse Square are noon to 6 p.m.
Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and
Ardovino’s Fourth of July — Ardovino’s Saturday, with a parade and dance Saturday.
Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in
Admission is free. Information: (432) 426-3015,
Sunland Park, celebrates Independence Day
1-800-524-3015 or
with its annual BBQ 6 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday,
The Great Gunfight reenactment is Friday,
July 4, with food, live music by Bosse Band,
July 5, with fireworks that evening.
and a great view of surrounding fireworks dis-
plays. Reservations recommended. Information:
(575) 589-0653 or Southern New Mexico
Abundant Living Faith Independence Mescalero Apache Ceremonial &
Day — The patriotic service is 7 p.m. Rodeo — The Mescalero Reservation hosts
Thursday, July 4, at Abundant Living Faith Indian dances and rodeo performances
Center’s east campus, 1000 Valley Crest, with Thursday through Sunday, July 4-7, on the
food trucks on site, kids games, water bap- Mescalero Rodeo Grounds in Mescalero, N.M.
tisms, a special message and the annual fire- Native dances, arts and crafts and food vendors
works display following. Information: 532-8543, featured daily. Dinner served at 5 p.m. nightly. or on Facebook. Rodeo at 1 p.m. Rodeo admission: $10 ($5 age
6-12; free age 5 and younger). Dance and night
Las Cruces Independence Day cele- activities admission: $10 ($5 children).
brations — Night Ranger headlines the 4th Information: (575) 464-4494 or mescaleroapa-
of July Celebration Wednesday and Thursday,
July 3-4, which includes the annual Electric
The 40th annual parade, “Honoring all Native
Light Parade, Street Fest and fireworks display.
Women” is 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, with a
Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2550,
dance at dusk at Inn of the Mountain Gods.
(575) 646-5981 or Sponsored
Information: (575) 937-2307.
by City of Las Cruces and NMSU.
The Mescalero Apache Fire Rescue Challenge
The Electric Light Parade, “America Rocks” is
Run 5K and 10K runs and 5K walk are at 8 a.m.
9 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, beginning at
Sunday, July 7, along the Walking Path by Inn
Apodaca Park, 801 E. Madrid, and traveling
of the Mountain Gods, off US Hwy 70.
south on Solano Drive, east on Hadley ending
Information: Dionne, (575) 464-3473.
at the Maag Softball Complex. Information:
(575) 541-2550. Smokey Bear Stampede — The 63rd
The Electric 5K and One-Mile Fun Run at pre- annual celebration is Thursday through Sunday,
cedes the parade at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. July 4-7, in Capitan, N.M. Ranch rodeo is 1
Information: p.m. daily, with traditional rodeos at 7 p.m.
Independence Day celebration and concert Goat roping and other events also planned
with Night Ranger is 8 p.m. Thursday, July 4. each day. Rodeo admission: $1; $6 age 6-12
Opening performer (6 p.m.) is ukulele virtuoso
Please see Page 6

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July Roundup (FLARE) and Museum of Nature & Science 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month
Roswell UFO Festival — The annual cele- present a live reenactment the historic Apollo (July 6, Aug. 3), with vendors, music, face
Cont’d from Page 5
bration, marking the 72nd anniversary of the 11 launch 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at painting, yoga and a special breakfast menu at
1947 “UFO crash” near Roswell, is Friday NMSU’s Upper Intramural field, with a motor- Magic Bistro. Information: 585-9296.
and seniors 65 and older. Information: (575)
through Sunday, July 5-7, at the Roswell ized replica of Saturn V Launch Complex 39,
354-2202, or on
Convention and Visitors Center, 912 N. Main, and scale model Saturn V Rocket accompanied
915 Pop-Up Market — The Outlet
Facebook. Shoppes features the market 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
and other locations in Roswell, N.M. The event by audio commentary.
Rodeo dances are 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. nightly Saturday, July 6 and 20, and Aug. 3. Specialty
features guest speakers, celebrity appearances NMSU’s Astronomy Observatory will be open
with live or DJ music. Admission: $5. foods, live music, a free play area for children,
authors, vendors, live entertainment, family for night viewing 8 to 10 p.m. Information:
Parade is 10 a.m. Thursday. Fireworks follow- an interactive fountain and patio bar.
activities and carnivals, as well as costume con- or on Facebook at Las
ing evening rodeo. Information:
tests . Most events are free. Information: 1- Cruces Museum.
July Jamboree — The annual art fair is 10 800-822-3545, or on St. Pius X Rummage Sale — St. Pius X,
Facebook at Roswell UFO Festival.
Silver City Clay Festival — The annual
a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 6-7, 1050 N. Clark, hosts its annual rummage sale 7
festival is July 15-21 in Silver City, N.M.
at Zenith Park in Cloudcroft, with more than The Xcel Energy UFO Light Parade is 9 p.m. a.m. to noon Saturday, July 13. Information:
Workshops held each day; cost varies. Youth
60 area artisans selling original art, pottery, Saturday, July 6, from 9th to 3rd Street. 217-3287 or
workshops are also planned. Information:
jewelry and more, food and entertainment.
Apollo 11 Launch Reenactment — San Judas-St. Jude’s bazaar — St. Jude
Admission is free. Information: (575) 682-2733
Fellowship of Las Cruces Rocketry Enthusiasts The annual exhibition, “Current,” will be Catholic Church, 4006 Hidden Way (off
juried by internationally known artist Sunshine Doniphan), Friday through Sunday, July 19-21,
Cobb. Opening reception is 6 to 8 p.m. with live music, games, food and more.
Monday, July 15, and runs through July 28, at Information, hours: 584-1095 or on Facebook
Roots Cellar Arts at Seedboat Center for the at StJudeElPaso.
Arts, 214 W. Yankee.
A Labyrinth Community Build and area re- Mission Trail Art Market — 11 a.m. to 6
beautification project is Saturday, July 13, at p.m. Sunday, July 21, in the historic Veteran’s
The Rock House (Historic Silver City Memorial Plaza in San Elizario, with arts and
Waterworks) on Little Walnut Road. crafts, music, reenactments, food and more.
Maker’s Market is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Pets welcome. Information: 851-0093 or mis-
July 20, with artists, music, storytelling, mud
pie contest and dancing. Claymation films fea- Provost Gun Show — The El Maida
tured that day the Silco Theater. Provost Guard gun, small antique and
Clay rodeo is Sunday, July 21, at the HUB on Southwest art show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bullard Street. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July
Clay Play for kids in grades 3-6 is July 15 at 13-14, at the El Maida Shrine Temple, 6331
Gila Valley Library and July 16-18 at the Alabama. Admission: $6 (under 10 free).
Bayard Library; and mud fun for grades pre-K Information: 241-1761.
through 6 is July 20.
Highlighted workshops: San Ignacio Kermes — St. Ignatius Church,
• Building with Clay workshop is July 15-17 408 S. Park (near Downtown in Segundo
with Jeff LeBlanc . Barrio) will celebrate its 113th year Friday
• Adobe Building/Mud Immersion workshop through Sunday, July 26-28 with entertain-
with Mary Giardina is July 15-19. ment, music and dancing, rides and food.
• Two-week workshops with Sunshine Cobb is Admission is free. Information: 532-9534.
July 8-19: Zia Weekend at Ruidoso Downs — The
• Imagery through China Painting and Decals annual arts and craft show is Friday through
workshop is July 16-19 with Brad Klem. Sunday, July 26-28, at Ruidoso Downs
• Make a Bone workshop Monday, July 15, at Racetrack, featuring around 60 all-New Mexico
Bear Mountain Lodge. made artworks, handmade items and entertain-
• Make An Empty Bowl is Saturday, July 20. ment. Admission is free. Information: (575)
Full Moon Night — White Sands National 378-4431 or
Monument, 15 miles southwest of Alamogordo, Concert with Jake Hooker is 7 p.m. Saturday,
N.M., on U.S. 70, hosts its full moon event at July 27. Tickets: $20.
8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16. The monthly full Placita Madrid Sidewalk Art and
moon programs run through October. The July Artisan Sale — Placita Madrid building at
program features White Sands’ chief scientist 1445 Main in San Elizario (Escamilla’s Fine Art
David Bustos with “Did the Hunter Get Its Gallery, Robert Dozal Fine Art Gallery, and
Prey?” a look at predators of the park. Romy Hawkins Studio and Gallery), hosts its
Programs are free with regular park admission new monthly sidewalk event 4 to 9 p.m.
fees. White Sands entrance fees $10 per per- Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, July
son; $20 per vehicle; and $15 per motorcycle. 27-28, with vendors and artist demonstrations.
Information: (575) 479-6124, ext. 236 or (575) Admission is free. Information: 777-5241.
679-2599, ext. 232; or go to
Downtown Artist and Farmers Market
Ruidoso Art and Wine Festival — The — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural
48th annual event is Friday through Sunday, Affairs Department’s market is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
July 26-28, at the Ruidoso Convention Center, each Saturday in the Union Plaza District along
111 Sierra Blanca (NM Highway 48), with more Anthony Street. Information: 212-1780 or elpa-
than 100 artists, as well as some New Mexico
wineries; with free wine tasting at many loca-
tions. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Upper Valley Artists and Farmers
to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Market — The artist and farmers market is 9
Sunday. Admission: $6 per day; $4 for military; a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays at the Hobby Lobby
$1 ages 10 and younger. Two-day passes are parking lot, 7930 N. Mesa. Admission is free.
$10; three-day passes are $15. Military discount Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist
of $4. Tickets with wine tasting are additional & Farmers Market.
$10. Sponsored by the Ruidoso Valley Chamber
of Commerce. Information: (575) 257-7395 or Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market — 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and
Saturdays along Main Street, Downtown.
Bazaars and fairs Information: (575) 541-2288 or lascrucesfarm-
Magic Morning Market — The
Marketplace at Placita Santa Fe, 5034
Doniphan, hosts an indoor and outdoor market Please see Page 7

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July Roundup 5 to or and the public is invited. Information: (575) International Coin Club — El Paso’s only 522-3120, or on Facebook at coin club meets at 6:45 p.m. the second
Cont’d from Page 6
Keynote speaker is TxDOT Director of Public LCMuseums. Monday of the month at St. Paul’s United
Transportation Division Eric Gleason, with wel- Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere, with pre-
Something for everyone
Club news
coming comments by El Paso County Judge sentations and auction to follow. Visitors always
‘America the Borderland’ — La Mujer Ricardo Samaniego. welcome, coffee and donuts will be served.
Germania Club — The Germania Club of Information: 241-6977 or on Facebook.
Obrera hosts the University of Dayton’s Moral EPHS Mega Reunion Party — El Paso
Courage Project Exhibit chronicling work to El Paso’s monthly meeting is 11:30 a.m.
High alumni from any year are invited to a spe-
For a good cause
protect immigrant rights on the US-Mexico Thursday, July 11, at Underwood Golf Course
cial throwback reunion Saturday, July 13, at
border through July 6, at Cafe Mayapán, 2000 3200 Coe, on Fort Bliss. Newcomers welcome.
Epic Railyard Event Center, 2201 Mills, with
Texas, before the exhibit travels to openings in food, drinks, guest DJ and more. Ticket: $40
Information, reservation: 755-5471. KMP Entertainment Awards Gala —
New York City and Newark, N.J. Information: The annual awards gala recognizing individuals
(through June 13); included admission to the L‘Alliance Française d’El Paso — The
217-1135, or on Facebook. “EPHS Museum.” Information: Enoch, 490- who have contributed to the entertainment
nonprofit cultural institute, founded in 1964,
7643 or on Facebook at EPHS Throwback industry, particularly in and around El Paso, is
Eckankar programs — Eckankar in Texas promotes French culture and language.
Reunion. 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, at El Paso Club,
hosts free programs 1-3 p.m. selected Information: 246-3810, 585-1789,
201 Main (18th floor). Black tie event. Tickets: or on Facebook at
Saturdays at El Paso Public Library Richard ‘Wellness from Within’ — Rio Grande $100. Information: 204-1099 or kmpentertain-
Burges Branch, 9600 Dyer. Information: (703) AllianceFrancaiseElPaso.
Cancer Foundation, 616 N Virginia, Suite D,
434-1196 or Fete due Juillet (Bastille Day) are Sunday, July
hosts a free class combining meditation, The event features a meet-and-greet gala
• July 6: Light & Sound Service, “Does God 14, with a potluck dinner and pool party.
stretching and writing, led by Monica Gomez reception, entertainment, comedy and an
Answer Your Prayers.” Location, time: Josette Shaughnessy, 585-1789
(singer, songwriter, author and former TV jour- awards ceremony with celebrities, performing
• July 20: Spiritual Book Discussion. or
nalist) at 10 a.m. Saturdays through July 13. artists and business professionals. Guests
For information on fall French classes, call
Healthy Hustle Networking Luncheon Registration: 747-6280. include: Barney Cohen (”Friday the 13th” and
346-3810 or 833-8705.
— Healthy Hustle hosts a luncheon designed to The foundation also offers a “Bottoms Up!” “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”) who share his
educate, motivate and inspire anyone looking class on hydration led by Jackie Cordova at 10 El Paso Christian Women’s insight on working in the business of entertain-
to take their business or career to the next a.m. Saturday, July 20. Learn the difference Connection — The group hosts its monthly ment. Live music presented by Kimball Hooker.
level at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, at DoubleTree between juices and smoothies and how to cre- luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, at El
ate both, as well as how to identify signs of Paso Radisson Hotel, 1770 Airway (use south
Furr Ball — The Lincoln County (N.M.)
by Hilton, 600 N. El Paso, with guest speakers Humane Society’s benefit for the local animal
talking on digital marketing, investing, spiritual dehydration and what role water plays in over- entrance), with speaker Steve Jones, as well as
all health. Information: 562-7660 or shelter is 6 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at the Alto
and emotional health and more. Information: an outreach speaker from Animal Rescue
Lakes Golf and Country Club, with dinner,
League and special feature from Bernadette’s
(575) 496-1503 or on Facebook. Over the Moon Space Science Fair — wine and entertainment. Tickets: $1,100 per
Arts and Crafts. Reservation deadline is July 12.
Transportation Summit — Far West Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science in table ($140 per person starting July 1 if space
Cost: $15 (cash only). Reservations: 598-0811.
Texas/El Paso Regional Transportation partnership with local STEM and space science available). Information:
Coordination Committee (WTEP) hosts a 8 organizations remember Buzz Aldrin’s and Neil
a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Amistad Armstrong’s moon landing 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Conference Center, 3210 Dyer, on meeting Saturday, July 20, at Lynn Community Middle
the transportation needs for dialysis Medicaid School, 950 S. Walnut, with science demonstra-
recipients, adults age 65 and older, rural com- tions, activities, and games for all ages. 9 a.m.
munities, and persons with disabilities. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Lynn Community
Refreshments and lunch available. RSVP by July Middle School, 950 S. Walnut. Admission is free

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July Roundup a.m. Sunday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 2
a.m. Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday
Cont’d from Page 7
and Saturday. Information: (575) 874-5200 or
Area attractions
Western Playland — The amusement park
El Paso Streetcars — The restored street- is at 1249 Futurity Dr. in Sunland Park. Ticket:
cars run daily on two connected loop routes, $22.60 42 inches or taller or $16.97 juniors 34
covering a total of 4.8 miles, from Father Rahm to 41 inches (pay one price); $5 non-rider
in South El Paso to Glory Road in Kern Place. admission. Individual ride tickets are $2.50;
Extended summer hours are 11 a.m. to mid- rides are 1 or 2 tickets. Information: (575) 589-
night Sunday through Wednesdays. Rides are 3410, or on Facebook.
free for the summer through Labor Day week- July hours are 7 to 10;30 p.m. Wednesdays
end. Information: 212-3333, through Fridays; 3 to 10 p.m. Saturdays and
or on Facebook. Wednesday, July 4, and 3 to 9 p.m. Sundays.
Wet ’N’ Wild Waterworld — The water La Viña Winery — 4201 S. NM Highway
park at 8804 S. Desert, Anthony, Texas (I-10 at 28, one mile north of Vinton Road. Information:
Exit 0) is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (until 7 (575) 882-7632 or
p.m. weekends). Tickets at the gate: $24.99, The tasting room and patio are open for sales
plus tax; $21.99 kids under 48 inches tall; $4.99 and tasting of wines from noon to 5 p.m.
age 1-3; free for babies under 1. Seniors/picnic Thursday through Tuesday (closed
fee: $14.99. Information: 886-2222, Wednesdays). Tasting fee is $5. or on Facebook. Music On The Patio is noon to 4 p.m.
The annual Independence Day fireworks Sundays. The 4th of July Picnic is 11:30 a.m. to
show is at dusk Thursday, July 4. 6 p.m. Thursday, July 4. Admission is free.
Mesa Vista Wine Tasting Room — The Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery
new tasting room, which includes wine and — 430 La Viña Road (off NM 28 between
craft beer, is at 3200 Hwy 28 in Anthony, N.M. markers 8 and 9), in Chamberino, N.M. Tasting
(La Union area at NM 28 and S. Vinton Road). room open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through
Open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Information: (915) 241-4349 or som-
Sunday. The room also features the region’s
only yarn shop and local alpaca products. Live
music featured 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays. Zin Valle Vineyards — 7315 Hwy 28 in
Information: (915) 494-7248. Canutillo. Free tastings are noon to 5 p.m.
Friday through Monday. Information: 877-4544
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — or Free music and wine tasting is
1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), 1 to 4 p.m. selected Sundays featuring local tal-
Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 ent. Bring a picnic.

Los Pachamama y Flor Amargo — Cloudcroft Schools music programs.

Consulate General of Mexico, in partnership Information: (361) 557-1960 or on Facebook at
with Centro Cultural Mexicano Paso del Norte, Shady Pines Chamber Players.
UTEP and NMSU presents the innovative
‘Most-Wanted’ — El Paso Society for
Mexican music project in concert at 7 p.m.
Musicians of the Future (EPSMF) hosts an after-
Friday, June 28, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts
noon of music inspired by the best spaghetti
Recital Hall, and Saturday, June 29, at NMSU’s
Westerns and the award-winning video game,
Atkinson Music Center. Admission is free.
“Red Dead Redemption,” at 3 p.m. Sunday,
Information: 533-3644,
July 14, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, or on Facebook.
featuring soprano Linda Hiort and pianist
‘Pop Goes the Fort’ — El Paso Symphony Kristin Yost, and presenting the 2019 Young
Orchestra, led by assistant conductor James Musician Awards. The 2019 Instruments for
Welsch, will perform patriotic and pops music Young Lives Awards recipients will also be
at the 9th annual event 7:30 p.m. Thursday, introduced. Tickets: $12; $8 seniors, military;
July 4, at Fort Bliss’s Biggs Park. Pefrorming $4 students (Ticketmaster). Information: 449-
with the symphony is the USO Show Troupe. 0619 or
Fireworks follow performance. Lawn chairs All winners this year are pianists. First Place is
welcome; no pets, coolers, glass containers or Samuel Leightton Maddox, 15; Second Place is
alcohol permitted. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Kathryn Haluschak; Third Place is John Esparza;
Admission is free and the public is welcome. and Recognition for Achievement winners are
Information: 532-3776, 588-8247, or Ryan Esparz, Taekyu Lee and Samuel Kligman.
Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society
Access to Biggs Park is through the Biggs gate
— The society presents the Derrick Lee Trio
(Airport Road); photo ID required for adults.
at its monthly concert series 7 p.m. Sunday,
Food and drinks, including beer, sold. Family
July 21, at First Christian Church, 1809 El
activities offered.
Paseo in Las Cruces. The music begins after a
‘Cello Chant: In-The-Round’ — Shady short business meeting. Admission: $10 ($5
Pines Chamber Players presents the perform- members; $1 students with ID). Coffee and
ance 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at Cloudcroft dessert reception precedes the concert at 6:30
High Commons, 310 James Canyon on Hwy 82 p.m. in the foyer. Information: Larry Brooks,
(across from the skate rink featuring six cellists (575) 640-8752 or
from New Mexico and Texas: Joel Becktell, The band is Derrick Lee on drums, Josh
Lisa Donald, Erin and Jorge Espinoza, John Cox, Carter on sax, and Carlos Barba on Hammond
Dorian Ramirez. Admission is free; donations organ.
encouraged to help defray costs and benefit

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For event tickets sold through Ticketmaster, Tickets: $17 general admission; $30.50-$48.50
call 1-800-745-3000 or go to reserved (Ticketmaster). Information: worship-
Unless indicated, prices listed do not include
service charges.
Kansas — The legendary band whose career
Jaripeo sin Fronteras 2019 — Pepe spans more than four decades with hits like
Aguilar hosts the concert and charreada event “Dust in the Wind,” “Carry On My Wayward
at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at UTEP’s Don Son,” and “Point of No Return,” performs 7:30
Haskins Center, featuring Angela Aguilar, p.m. Sunday, July 21, at the Plaza Theatre.
Madison McDonald, Antonio Aguilar, Leonard Tickets: $44.50-$74.50; VIP packages $184-
Aguilar, Mariachi Zacatecano, Banda Azul $285) at
Tequila, and Jinetes. Tickets: $60.50-$180.50;
VIP packages start at $225 (Ticketmaster).
Mike Epps — The actor/comedian performs
at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and
Intocable — One of the top Tejano/Norteño 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 26-28, at El Paso Comic
groups presents their “Percepción 2019” Tour Strip, 1201 Airway. Tickets: $32.50 ($52.50
at 8 p.m. Friday, July 5, at the Plaza Theatre. VIP) at Information, reserva-
The group began 20 years ago in Zapata, Texas tions: 779-5233 or
when friends Ricky Muñoz and René Martinez
begin crafting their music that fuses Tejano
Bronco — The Norteño band performs at 8
p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at El Paso County
conjunto, Norteño rhythms, pop ballads and
Coliseum. Tickets: $40-$135 (Ticketmaster).
rock. Tickets: $49.50-$79.99 (Ticketmaster).
Tormenta — The Latin Grammy-winning
Luis Miguel — The famed Mexican crooner
band performs at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at
brings his North American Tour to El Paso at
El Maida Shrine Auditorium, 6331 Alabama.
8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6, to UTEP’s Don
Tickets: $15 (
Haskins Center. Over his 36-year career, Luis
Miguel has released 33 albums, selling over 100 Blink 182 — The pop punk favorites perform
million albums worldwide. He is a 6-time Sunday, Aug. 4, at UTEP’s Don Haskins
Grammy winner and 4-time Latin Grammy Center, with guest Neck Deep. Tickets:
winner. Tickets: $83.20 to $263; VIP packages $42.75-$102.75 (Ticketmaster).
$265-$995 (Ticketmaster).
Napoleón — The Mexican singer performs at
El Reencuentro Norteño — The norteño 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the Plaza
tour featuring Los Rieleros del Norte, La Theatre. Tickets: $35-$150 (Ticketmaster).
Maquinaria Norteña and Polo Urias is 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 13, at El Paso County Coliseum. Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots —
Tickets: $50 (Ticketmaster). The hilarious nationally syndicated radio host
and musician present his “It’s Just the Two of
Los Tres Tristes Tigres — The musical Us (…Sorry)” Tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug.
comedy trio return to the Sun City to perform 17, at the Plaza Theatre, with special guest
at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Abraham Emma Klein and featuring Walter Burroughs.
Chavez Theatre, with original songs, parodies, Tickets: $30 to $40; $85 VIP (Ticketmaster).
monologues and routines. They trio is known
as one of the best stand-up comedy shows in Mon Laferte — The Chilean singer performs
Mexico. Tickets: $20 to $60. (Ticketmaster). her “La Gira De Norma” show at 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 22, at El Paso County
Pancho Barraza — The Mexican singer- Coliseum. Tickets: $36-$76; VIP packages $226
songwriter performs at 9 p.m. Saturday, July (Ticketmaster).
13, at the Plaza Theater. Show rescheduled
from May 3. Tickets: $59-$119 (Ticketmaster). Teo González — The veteran Mexican
standup comic performs his Spanish language
Da Baby — The rapper headlines the show at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at the
Summer Jam 2019 tour with special guests at 6 Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $35-$90
p.m. Sunday, July 14, at El Paso County (Ticketmaster).
Coliseum. Tickets: $35.35-$58.25 general
admission; $80.75 floor seating; $126.50 VIP Latin ’90s Pop Tour — Some of the most
meet and greet (Ticketmaster). successful Latin pop artists are coming together
at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at El Paso County
‘SNL’s Chris Kattan & Friends’ — Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. The retro music
Saturday Night Live veteran Chris Kattan, star concert, features popular Latin artists OV7,
of “The Middle,” “Night at the Roxbury” and Mercurio, Magneto, JNS, The Sacados and
“Corky Romano,” performs at 7:30 p.m. Caló. Tickets: $32-$178 (Ticketmaster).
Thursday, and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, July 18-20, at El Paso Comic Strip, José María Napoleón — The international-
1201 Airway. Tickets: $20 general admission ly recognized Mexican singer and composer,
($25 VIP) Thursday; $22.50 general admission known for such hits as “Eres” and Vive” brings
($27.50 VIP) Friday and Saturday (Ticketweb). his 50th anniversary tour to El Paso at 8:30
Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233), p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the Plaza Theatre. or on Facebook at El Tickets: $35-$150 (Ticketmaster).
Paso Comic Strip. Nelly, TLC and Flo Rida — The three top
Caravana del Amor — Argentinean singer- hip-hop artists perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday,
songwriter Leo Dan headlines the tour 8 p.m. Aug. 27, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center.
Saturday, July 20, at the Plaza Theatre, also Tickets: $32.75-$72.75 VIP packages: $150-
featuring Nestor Daniel y Los Terricolas, King $250. (Ticketmaster).
Clave, and more. Tickets: $49-$89 Boz Scaggs — The legendary musician’s
(Ticketmaster). “Out of the Blues Tour” is at 7:30 p.m.
Israel & New Breed — Christian singer Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Plaza Theatre.
Israel Houghton and his band perform at 7 p.m. Tickets: $39.50-$80 (Ticketmaster).
Saturday, July 20, at El Paso County Coliseum.
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One of USA’s Top 100 Here’s the Ticket Eddie B — The standup comic and “official Moose and Deathication. $5 ($8 under 21).

Independent Pizzerias
voice of teachers across the globe” performs at • The Lost in the Abyss Tour — The death
Cont’d from Page 9

— Pizza Today
8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Abraham metal tour featuring Nightmare Caverns and
Chavez Theatre. $25-$55 (Ticketmaster). Auslander is 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 30.
El Mundo da Vueltas — The Latin music • Light This City — 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1.
tour featuring T3R Elemento with Lenin 200 Años de Musica Mexicana —
Ramírez and Oscar Cortez is 7 p.m. Friday, Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitln and Band El Club Here I Love You — 115 S. Durango.
Aug. 30, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: Recodo perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Specializing in electronic and DJ music. Most
$40-$180 (Ticketmaster). UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $35.50- events are at 9 p.m. Information: 307-7736 or
on Facebook.

$205.50 (Ticketmaster).
Mariachi del Divo — The mariachi that • Haroinfather, Pity Party Girls Club,
accompanied Juan Gabriel for more than two Maluma — The Colombian reggaeton singer, Fatboibari, Savage Gasp, Crybaby and Los
decades performs their “Alma de Juarez” Tour one of social media’s most popular artists,
Fine Beers & Wines
Mamones perform at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 2.
at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, at the Plaza returns to El Paso with his 11:11 World Tour at Tickets: $8 in advance.
Theatre. Tickets: $30-$85 (Ticketmaster). 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, UTEP’s Don Haskins
• A Desert Hearts Takeover open air block
Center. Tickets; $61-$352 (Ticketmaster). party is 3 to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 7.
Alan Saldaña — The Spanish language comic
206 Cincinnati • 532-9483 performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at the The Doobie Brothers — The legendary • Cassy performs at 9 p.m. Friday, July 19.

Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30-$85 (Ticketmaster). music group performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. Tickets: $15-$18.
22, Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $69.50-$109.50; Lowbrow Palace — 1101 Texas. (July 27 at
Café Tacvba — The Latin alternative rock
865 N. Resler • 760-6000 band from Satelite, Mexico performs their 30th
VIP packages start at $227 (Ticketmaster). 111 Robinson). Surcharge for ages under 21.

Anniversary Tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, Tom Segura – The actor, comedian and Ticket information: or on
at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $35- writer brings his “Take it Down Tour” to El Facebook at lowbrowpalace.
1879 N. Zaragosa • 856-9111 $40. (Ticketmaster). Paso 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Plaza • Mystery Skulls — The Texas DJ/producer

Theatre. Tickets: $35-$65 (Ticketmaster). performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, with
Manuel Mijares — 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. Phangs and Snowblood. Tickets: $13 general
La Adictiva — Mexico’s touring sensation, La
11100 Sean Haggerty (at US 54)
7, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $40-$120. admission; $35 VIP.
Adictiva de San Jose de Mesillas, comes to El
Maná — The Guadalajara-based rock band • Vansire — The indie rock duo performs at 8
Paso’s Plaza Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. p.m. Wednesday, July 10, with BOYO. Tickets:
brings their “Rayando El Sol” tour to El Paso
Tickets: $49.50-$109.50 (Ticketmaster). $10.
not once but twice in 2019: 8 p.m. Wednesday,
The group was recently nominated for a • Book of Love — The electronic band per-
145 W. Sunset (at Doniphan)
Sept. 11, and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at
Billboard Latin Music Award for Album of the forms at 10 p.m. Saturday, July 13. Tickets:
UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $62.75-
Year. $25; $50 with meet and greet.
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Thur. $222.75; Platinum, $429.50-$899 VIP packages
$325-$775 (Ticketmaster). Cardi B — The superstar rapper and hip-hop • The Red Pears — The indie band performs
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
at 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, with The
11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday Alejandro Sanz — The Latin megastar and
artist, who this year became the first female
solo artist to win a Grammy for Best Rap Grinns. Tickets: $12. 2017 Latin Grammy Person of the year recipi- • Chemistry with Alchemy and Friends is 9
“... definitely has the best pizza in town.”
Album, will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8,
ent presents his #LaGira Tour at 7:30 p.m. p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the club’s indoor
— Texas Monthly
at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E.
Saturday, Sept. 14, at UTEP’s Don Haskins venue at 111 Robinson. Tickets: $15-$25 gen-
Paisano. Tickets: $80-$600 (Ticketmaster).
FINE PIZZA & Center. Tickets: $33.20-$93.20; VIP packages
Concert rescheduled from May 21. eral admission; $30 day of show.
$225-$295 (Ticketmaster). • Everything is Terrible — The video blogging
Venues & series site’s live show is 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3.
Tickets $15.
El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway.
Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and Spencer Theater for Performing Arts
9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information:
Sunday. Closed July 4. Tickets: $6 Thursday, (575) 336-4800 or
$12 Friday and Saturday; $8 Sunday, except as • Pam Tillis Acoustic Trio Show — The
listed. Age 17 and older admitted. VIP Booths Grammy-winning Country superstar and CMA
$10 extra; available at Female Vocalist of Year winner performs at 8
Information, reservations: 779-5233, elpaso- p.m. Saturday, July 6. Tickets: $66 to $69. or on Facebook. • The All-American Boys Chorus – “A Patriotic
• July 5-7: Doug T Hypnosis Show Salute in Song” is at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 9.
• July 11-14: Martin Moreno Tickets: $39 to $59.
• Aug. 1-4: Kabir Singh • Rumours – The Fleetwood Mac tribute is 8
• Aug. 15-18: Willie Barcena p.m. Friday, July 1. Tickets: $39 to $69.
• Aug. 29-Sept. 1: Co-headliners Ian Lara and • “The Ultimate ELO Experience” is Saturday,
Elliott Threat. July 20. Tickets: $39 to $69.
• Sept. 5-8: Darren Carter • Deana Carter — The Grammy and CMA-
Teachers Gone Bad Comedy Night is 7:30 winning singer-songwriter and actress performs
p.m. Sunday, July 21. Cost: $20 ($30 VIP). 8 p.m. Saturday, July 27. Tickets: $39 to $69.
Laughter Hours Comedy is 7:30 p.m. • The Oak Ridge Boys — 8 p.m. Thursday and
Thursday, July 25, featuring local and regional Friday, Aug. 1-2. Tickets: $86-$89.
comics. Cost: $15; $25 VIP. Public buffets ($20) before most shows.

Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 NM Tech Performing Arts Series —

Montana, specializing in metal and hard rock. Performances are 7:30 p.m. at New Mexico
Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at Tech’s Macey Center in Socorro, N.M.
RockHouserDiveBarKitchen. Information: Santa Fe Opera
• Creeping Death — The death metal band Apprentices performance is Thursday, July 4.
performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 30, with Admission is free; fireworks follow as part of
Fuming Mouth and Languish. Admission: $10. the annual July 4 celebration.
• Allegaeon — 7 p.m. Sunday, July 7, with Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and
Exmortus and Reaping Asmodeia. Tickets: $15 Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Most shows begin
in advance; $20 at the door. at 8 p.m. and are limited to age 21 and older,
• The Convalescence — 8 p.m. Thursday, July unless listed otherwise. Tickets through
11, with Reign and A Feasting Beast. or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-
• NU-95 and Unimagined — 7 p.m. Thursday, 877-277-5677 or
July 18. All ages. Tickets: $7 in advance. • Charley Pride — The country music legend
• Hemlock — 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23. performs Friday, July 26. Tickets: $25-$65.
Tickets: $10, • Gary Allen — The country artist performs
• Motive — The metal band’s Fight The World Saturday, July 27. Tickets: $39 to $59.
Tour is 8 p.m. Sunday, July 28, with Cruces • Trace Adkins — The country singer performs
Cult, Mondoshawan, Hank of the Destruction Saturday, Aug. 3. Tickets: $39-$99.

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Tea Dances — Free tea dances to Big Band Zamora hosts “Anatomy of SoCal” workshops
and Golden Oldies hits are 1 to 3 p.m. every 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m.
Monday, plus Fridays except the last two Sunday.
Fridays of the month, at Memorial Park Senior Salamanca hosts Fire and Passion dance
Center, 1800 Byron. Information: 212-2115 or combo at 9 a.m. and Cues and Blades ITS moves 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, and
centers. Authentic movement and healing works 11:15
a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Sunday, July 14.
Arabesque 2019 — Snake Charmer and the
Belly Dancer’s annual gala performance featur- Afternoon Tea Dance — USA Dance
ing Silvia Salamanca and Cory Zamora is 7 p.m. Chapter 5017 hosts a tea dance 2 to 5 p.m.
Saturday, July 13, at Scottish Rite Temple Sunday, July 14, at Shundo Ballroom & Dance
Theatre, 301 Missouri. Tickets: $20 online; $25 Studio, 120 Paragon. Dance to rhythms like
at the door. Available in advance at country/western two Step, waltz, cha cha cha, salsa, tango, swing, hustle, cumbia and more. A
Information: 691-1938. waltz dance lesson by Juan Manuel is 2 to 2:45
A Meet and Greet dinner is planned for p.m. Admission: 11; $7 members and military;
Friday, July 12. BYOB and snacks. Information: 345-6432, 253-
Both performers will host workshops 7876, 203-2257, 540-2335 or on Facebook at
Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14 at Scottish USA Dance Chapter 5017 Desert Dancers.
Rite Temple. Cost per workshop: $65.

All phone numbers listed are in Juaréz. Saturday, July 6. Tickets: 230, 575 and 20
pesos at
Centro Cultural Paso del Norte - Av.
Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, across from the Lienzo Charro Adolfo Lopez Mateos —
Red Cross. Information: 1730300 (Facebook: Av. Del Charro at Henry Dunant. Tickets at
CCPasodelNorte). Advance show tickets at Rodeo Adrenalina Caballo Dorado, with bull
• Rock Sinfonico Esperanza Azteca performs at riding, horse riding and barrel racing, begins at
7 p.m. Saturday, June 29. Tickets: 160-260 6 p.m. Saturday, July 6. Tickets: 60, 175 and
pesos. 290 pesos.
• Magno Concierto: Musica Sobre el Muro is 6
p.m. Sunday, June 30. Admission: 105 pesos.
Auditorio Benito Juárez — Ignacio
Ramirez and Vicente Guerrero, one block from
• “Una Historia de Juguetes” (ToySotry) is 5
Parque Borunda. Advance tickets at donbole-
and 7 p.m. Saturday, July 6. Tickets: 175-460
• “Blues, Jazz & Pop” starring Karen Chavarria
• “Terapia Divina,” starring Eric Del Castillo
is at 8 p.m. Friday, July 19. Tickets: 265, 325
and Erika Buenfil, is at 7 and 9 p.m. Friday,
and 390 pesos.
Aug. 2. The play is about a famous therapist
• Avengers Ssemmble chldren’s show is 1 and
who gets an even better known new patient:
3 p.m. Sunday, July 21. Tickets: 115 to 290
God. Tickets: 405-705 pesos.
• Social media superstar Jiapsi Yañez performs
• Alexis “Ojitos de Huevos” standup comedy
her “Sin Pretensiones” touring standup comedy
show is 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 31. Tickets:
show at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. Tickets: 411-
115 to 405 pesos.
550 pesos.
Plaza De La Mexicanidad Teatro el Paseo — The theater is in the
Centro Comercial El Paseo, Av. Lopez Mateos
(Monumental X Explanade) —
2005 (at Carr. Casas Grandes). Information:
Boulevard 4 Siglos and Plutarco Elias Calles.
267-4626. “El Show de Pato y Omar,” a come-
• Feria Juárez 2019 runs through June 30
dy show, is at 9 p.m. Friday, July 19. Tickets:
with food, rides, entertainment, international
345 and 405 pesos (
artists, games, a circus and other activities.
General admission is 50 pesos (free for small Estadio Jaime Canales Lira — Av.
children, seniors, disabled). Headline entertain- Vicente Guerrero at Americas. Advance tickets
ment at 8 p.m. June 27: Mike Salazar. June at The “Gran Baile
28: TBA. June 29: Remmy Valenzuela. June Romantico” is 8 p.m. Saturday, July 20, with
30: Steve Aoki. Prices vary. Tickets available at Liberación, Grupo Brindis, Los Caminantes and Los Apson. Tickets: 230-9205 pesos (donbole-
• Cicus Holi Fest, featuring electronic music, is
Saturday, July 20. Doors open at 2 p.m.
Admission: 115, 175 and 405 pesos. La Rodadora — The interactive children’s
• Festival Borderland, with more than 20 music museum is in the city’s Parque Central. Hours
acts, is Saturday, July 27. Headliners include are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays
Celso Piña, Perter, Drake Bell, José Madero, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Sabino-Odisseo, Dharius-Esteman and more. Admission: 65 pesos (around $5). Information:
Doors open at noon. Admission: 553 and 1,035 52-656-558-2415 or 3D
pesos. Theater admission: 30 pesos. Theater/museum
combo is 79 pesos.
Evolution — Paseo de la Victoria 4545. Summer Camp for ages 4 to 12 runs 9 a.m. to
Information: 269 8659. Cuarto de Milla from 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, July 2-Aug.
San Luis Potosi performs ranchero and cowboy 2.
music with its unique brass sound at 8 p.m.

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Music Under the Stars — The 36th sum- Mountain Vibes.
mer concert series sponsored presented by the • Twin Tribes — Dark synth band, 9 p.m.
City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Tuesday, July 30.
Department concludes 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
State Line Music Series — El Pasoans
Sunday, June 30, with Noche Ranchera featur-
Fighting Hunger and State Line Restaurant,
ing Mariachi Alegre at the Chamizal National
1222 Sunland Park Drive presents the outdoor
Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is
concert series 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays during
free. Information: or on
the Spring and Summer months. Admission is
Facebook at Music Under the Stars.
free; age 21 and older welcome. All customers
Cool Canyon Nights — The 9th annual asked to bring non-perishable food donation or
series of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 monetary donation. Information: 581-3371,
to 9 p.m. Thursdays at McKelligon Canyon, or on Facebook.
Amphitheatre, sponsored by WestStar Bank. • July 3: The Iveys
Patio performance begins at 6 p.m. with head- • July 10: Abe Mac Band
liner at 7 p.m. on the main stage. Admission is • July 17: Small Town Habit
free but space is limited. VIP tickets are $10. • July 24: The Powell Brothers
Information: • July 31: Drew Fish Band.
• June 27: Soul Sacrifice Santana Tribute
The Beatles United — The Beatles
• July 11: Windy City
Tribute Band will give a free live performance
• July 18: Sha’Vonne
at 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Alamo
• July 25: Mainstreet
Drafthouse‘s Glass Half Full Taproom, 250 E.
• Aug. 1: Que Creias, A Tribute to Selena.
Montecillo. Information: 845-7469 or draft-
Ruidoso Downs Summer Concerts —
Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and Casino, off U.S.
Parks & Recreation Summer Concerts
70 in Ruidoso Downs, N.M. hosts its concert
— El Paso Parks and Recreation presents the
series selected Saturdays at 7 p.m. Information:
free outdoor music concerts at city parks
(575) 378-4431 or
through July 14. Concerts begin at 6 p.m. (5
• June 29: Blue Light Drive, featuring Dirty
p.m. July 4) Bring lawn chairs and blankets,
River Boys and Kody West. Tickets: $20
food and beverages (no alcohol). All dogs must
• July 27: Jake Hooker. Tickets: $10.
be on leash. Information: 212-0092 or elpaso-
Music in the Park Series — The city of Updates on Facebook.
Las Cruces series features performances by • Thursday, July 4: Hypnosis and Dream
local, regional, and national acts at 7 p.m. Merchants at San Jacinto Plaza, 111 Mills. Show
Sundays, through Aug. 25, at Young Park, time is 5 p.m.
1905 E. Nevada. No performance July 7. • Sunday, July 7: La Magiztral Sonora Band at
Admission is free; all ages welcome. No pets. Pavo Real Park, 9301 Alameda
Information: (575) 541-2550 or • Sunday, July 14: Borderline Band at Argal
• June 30: Borderless Brass Band (variety) and Park, 11565 James Watt.
Powerswitch (rock-Las Cruces
Alfresco! Fridays — The 17th season of
• July 14: Blaze the Nation (rock & roll) and
free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m.
Dead Like Disco (pop rock)
Fridays at Convention Center Plaza. Presented
• July 21: Zoltan & the Fortunetellers (gypsy
by ElPasoLive. No outside food or beverages,
jazz) and The Claudio Tolousse Group (con-
or pets allowed. Information: 534-0600, alfres-
temporary jazz). or on Facebook.
• July 28: Triple Jack (classic rock) and Tanner
• July 5: Frontera Bugalu (border folk, cumbia)
Huston-Country (folk, Americana)
• July 12: Azucar (Latin rock)
• Aug. 4: Ted Scanlon & Desperado (western
• July 19: Frank Ray (country)
swing) and Double Shot (classic country)
• July 11: Rust (rock) and Pure Magic (variety) Wednesday Nights Music on the plaza
• July 25: Trout Fishing In America (Americana — The free series is 8 p.m. selected Thursdays
and storytelling) and Steve Smith & Hard Road in July and August at Plaza de Las Cruces on
(bluegrass) Main Street. Admission is free. No pets.
Information: (575) 541-2550 or
Love Buzz — 3011 Pershing. Most perform- • July 11: Rust (rock) and Pure Magic (variety)
ances are free; age 21 and older. Information:
• July 25: Trout Fishing In America (Americana
257-3118 or on Facebook at LoveBuzz915.
and storytelling) and Steve Smith & Hard Road
• Oi! Scouts — The New Jersey punk band
performs at 9 p.m. Monday, July 1, with
Corrupted Youth. Striker — The metal band’s “Summer of
• Dendrons — Chicago band, 10 p.m. Shred” Tour in support of the upcoming studio
Tuesday, July 9. album “Play to Win” is 7 p.m. Saturday, July 13
• In Lessons — Post-hardcore band from at the San Carlos Building, with Death Angel,
Tucson, at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 13. Steel Panther, Holy Grail and Bewitcher.
• Wand — The LA rock band performs at 9 Information:
p.m. Monday, July 15, with Stangus and
Tailgate 2019 — The annual outdoor con-
Stardust Experience Obliteration. Tickets: $5
cert series in Alamogordo, N.M., raises funds
for the Flickinger Center. Concerts begin at 8
• Memories in Broken Glass — San Antonio
p.m. on various Saturdays in the upper parking
band performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, July 18.
lot at the New Mexico Museum of Space
• Ringo Deathstarr — The Austin band per-
History, 3198 State Road 200l. Patrons should
forms at 10 p.m. Thursday, July 25, with
bring their own food, lawn chair and beverages.
Blushing and Cray Baby
Gates open 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Information:
• North By Northwest — The garage band
(575) 437-2202. Online reservations at
from Chicago performs at 9 p.m. Saturday, July
27, with Los Mamones, Pet Peopele and
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Music • Friday, June 28: Azucar
• Saturday, June 29: Broken Dime Band
Cont’d from Page 13
• Friday, July 5: Inolvidable, Jose Luis
Rodriguez Single event tickets avail- • Saturday, July 13: Jet Set and Signos bands
able for $25-$45 per vehicle (if spaces avail- • Friday, July 19: Frequenzia
able). Walk up tickets are $10 ($15 couples). • Friday, July 26: Kandela musical
• July 13: Yarbrough Band (country, classic rock) • Saturday, July 27: Bosse
• July 27: Show Biz Kids (Steely Dan Tribute) Party of the Decades is Saturday, July 6, fea-
turing live music by Fungi Mungle, Prime 80Z
Bluegrass Festival — The 24th annual all- and King Octopus, performing music of the
day festival is Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.
at the Weed Community Center in Weed, A Rocio Dúrcal Tribute featuring local music
N.M. Live music, food, arts and crafts, plus artist Lusy Medina is 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
entertainment for kids. Call for admission Friday, July 12, bringing the iconic songs of “La
price: (575) 687-3316, (575) 687-4189, Española mas Mexicana” to life. Performing or on Facebook. alongside Medina is Mariachi Aguilas, with
Bands begin at 9 a.m. Featured bands include opening act D Band. Age 21 and older.
Blue Sky Country, Vintage, Kitty Joe Creek, Country Night at the Park is Saturday, July
Higher Ground, Simple Gifts, Mickey Morgan 20, with the Damian Isacc Band and Brian
and Tucumcari Crossroads. Mars.
Candlebox — The alternative rock band Music on the Lawn — The Fountains at
performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, July 25, with Farah Promenade Amphitheater, 8889
opening band Amity, at Speaking Rock Gateway West, hosts free music events at sun-
Entertainment Center, 122 S. Pueblo Rd. down 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturdays. Dogs wel-
Admission is free. Indoor show, age 18 and come. Information, schedule: 225-3600, foun-
older admitted. Information: 860-7777, speak- or on Facebook. or on Facebook. • June 29: Sleepspent and Emily Davis & the
EPTX Luchador — 1584 George Dieter. Murder Police
The sports bar hosts Nightswim events featur- • July 6: Cactus Moonshine and The Iveys
ing electronic artists 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Age 21 • July 13: Fallax and Dulce Mal
and older admitted. Tickets at • July 20: Rugido de Felinos and SaAyverse
• Mr. Carmack performs Thursday, July 25. • July 27: Flamel and Daniel Villasenor.
Tickets: $10-$15 La Parada — The monthly grassroots event
• Dada Life performs Thursday, Aug. 1. celebrating local culture and lifestyles is 9 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$20. to 2 a.m. the first Friday of the month (July 5)
‘Trolley Tracks’ A Streetcar Music at San Carlos Building, 501 Texas. Art market
Series — El Paso musicians will perform live open all night. Information: 351-6023 or on
in intimate sessions the last Thursdays of the Facebook at laparadaep.
month through Oct. 31. Each performance The July event is SXN Summer Vibes with live
will last one loop on the streetcar live. music by Bad Snacks, Eureka the Butcher,
Boarding at 7 p.m. sharp July 25 in front of the Ninjoi, Frythm, Amy G. Dala, Mvnners,
Main Library at 501 N. Oregon. Streetcar Ledezma, Unthotof, and Hopeful Child, with
entry: $1.50. Information: 212-0001, district live art by Deck Stah915. or Zin Valle Free Music Sundays — Zin
‘Viva Big Bend’ Music Festival — Texas Valle vineyard, 7315 Hwy 28 in Canutillo (3/4
Music Magazine hosts the 7th annual music fes- mile north of FM 259), hosts free live music 1
tival and conference Thursday through Sunday, to 4 p.m. on selected Sundays. Wine tasting
July 25-28, in Marfa, Alpine, Fort Davis and offered. Bring a picnic. Information: 877-4544
Marathon. More than 50 acts from across the or
country, representing a variety of styles includ- • July 7: Ricardo Valencia
ing alternative, Americana, folk, Latin, pop and • July 28: Dan Lambert
rock, will be showcased in several venues. Truth or Consequences Brewing Co.
Information on Facebook at Viva Big Bend. — 410 N. Broadway. The venue hosts live
Tickets: $48 four -day pass available in music acts on selected evenings. Admission is
advance at Tickets limited; free. Information: (575) 297-0289,,
price may increase after original tickets sell out. or on Facebook.
Roselit Bone — The “apocalyptic cowboy Tiny House of Funk performs 7:30 to 10 p.m.
music” group from Portland performs Friday, Saturday, July 13, during the Second Saturday
July 26, at Art Obscura Gallery, 3206 Art Hop. Brewery Tour at 4:30 p.m.
Harrelson, in Las Cruces, with Slow Motion Roselit Bone perform their “Apocalyptic
Cowboys. Information: (575) 494-7256 or on Cowboy Country” style 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Facebook at Art Obscura. Saturday, July 27.
Rock n’ roll band the Turbos perform 8 to 11
p.m. Monday, July 29.
Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — — 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Mariachi music featured 1
1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m.
Sunland Park, N.M. No cover. Information: Sundays. Check website for schedule of tribute
(575) 874-5200, bands. Admission is free, unless otherwise list-
ment or on Facebook. ed. Information: 860-7777,
Mariachi Sundays at the Park are 5 to 6:30 or on Facebook.
p.m. Sundays through July 28.
• June 30: Mariachi Son de Mexico Mesilla Summer Music Series — The
• July 7: Mariachi Real de Jalisco Town of Mesilla hosts ”Friday Nights in the
• July 14: Mariachi Tapatio Plaza” live music 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays through
• July 21: Mariachi Las Caponeras July 26, on the historic plaza. Bring a lawn
• July 28: Mariachi Paso Del Norte chair; no pets or alcohol allowed. Food truck
Park After Dark live music series runs Fridays and arts and craft vendors offered. Information:
and Saturdays. Age 21 and older admitted: (575) 571-3890 or

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Triple-A Baseball All-Star Game — El • Saturday, Aug. 3: Portland Timbers 2
Paso Chihuahuas will host the 32nd edition of
Lucha Libre — RWA Border Wrestling
the Triple-A Baseball All-Star Game Monday
Association and Border Impact Group presents
through Wednesday, July 8-10, at Southwest
Night of Champions at 6 p.m. Friday, July 19,
University Park. Information: 533-BASE or visit
at Stout Physical Fitness Center, 2930 Cassidy
Road. Admission is free and the public is invit-
Combo tickets for Monday’s Home Run
ed. Information: 588-8247.
Derby and Wednsesday’s All-Star Game are Home Run Derby Monday. Special rates for military, first responders and Three luchadors, Flamarion vs. Skydee vs.
$30-$100. veterans Monday through Thursdays via
El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA Crazy Star, will challenge each other in the ring
Started in 1988, the game features the or at the ballpark box office with
baseball team plays home games at Southwest for the RWA Cruiserweight Championship
International League vs. the Pacific Coast valid ID.
University Park on Santa Fe Street in triple threat.
League. • June 29-July 3: Fresno Grizzlies
YouTube sensation Domingo Ayala brings his Downtown El Paso. Game times are 7 p.m. El Paso Roller Derby — The doublehead-
• July 11-14: Albuquerque Isotopes
“Theory of Beisbol” event for the Triple-A (Sunday games are 6 p.m.). Tickets: $11-$30. er bout Saturday, July 20, at Nations Tobin
• July 26-28: Las Vegas 51s. Bark at the Park
Information: 533-BASE or Recreation Center, 8831 Railroad, featuring
take your dog to the park day with dog give-
aways to first dogs in attendance is July 26 Beast Mode vs. Derby Bliss Brigade and Crash
(travel bowl). Test Dollies vs. Hooligans. First bout begins at
6 p.m., second at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 in
Pecos League baseball — The New advance; $12 at the door; $5 for military (active
Mexico and West Texas league’s 2019 season and vet only); free for age 10 and younger with
runs through Aug. 26. Teams are Alpine paying adult. Information: (623) 285-4670,
Cowboys, Roswell Invaders, White Sands, or on Facebook at epro-
Pupfish, Santa Fe Fuego, Tucson Saguaros, llerderby.
Wasco Reserves, Trinidad Triggers, Garden The teams are part of the Women’s Flat
City Wind California City Whiptails, Monterey Track Roller Derby Association.
Amberjacks,High Desert Yardbirds and
Bakersfield Train Robbers. Full schedule: Also
Area teams: Aqua Posse International Invitational
Alpine Cowboys play at Kokernot Field, 400 — El Paso Aqua Posse’s annual swimming invi-
Loop Road in Alpine, Texas. Information: tational is Friday through Sunday, July 5-6, at Westside Natatorium, 650 Wallenberg.
White Sands Pupfish home games are at Spectator admission is free. Information: aqua-
Griggs Park, 3000 N. Florida, in Alamogordo,
N.M. Information:
Roswell Invaders play at Joe Bauman Park, Dimas Vasquez Golf Tournament —
2500 SE Main, in Roswell, N.M. Information: The annual tournament benefiting Special Olympics of Texas—Area 19 begins with a
shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at
Borderland Roller Derby — The derby’s Underwood Golf Complex, 3200 Coe. Four-
opening season bout is 6 p.m. Sunday, July 14, man scramble format. Registration begins at
at El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 7:30 a.m. Cost: $125 ($500 team of four).
4100 E. Paisano, with a doubleheader featuring Information: 533-8229, or
Sexies vs. Viudas and Catrinas vs. Diablas.
Tickets: $10; ($7 with valid military ID; $1 for The tournament is named for Dimas Vasquez,
ages 10 and younger; or $8 each for pack of a golf coach for Special Olympics who died of
six) at Information: cancer in 2009. or on Facebook.
West Texas Shootout — El Paso Skeet
El Paso Locomotive FC — El Paso’s pro- and Trap Club, 9817 Alameda, hosts the first
fessional soccer team’s home games are at ever nationally registered Sporting Clays shoot
Southwest University Park. Individual tickets: in El Paso County 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 26-28.
$5 to $49. Information: 235-GOAL, eplocomo- Cost varies depending on event; scholarships, or available. Corporate sponsorships welcome.
Game time is 7:30 p.m. Information: 526-8624,
• Wednesday, July 17: San Antonio FC
• Saturday, July 20: Real Monarchs SLC. Ruidoso Downs Horse Racing — The
track and casino is off U.S. 70 in Ruidoso
Downs, N.M. The live racing season runs m
through Labor Day weekend. Regular post time
is 1 p.m. Fridays through Sundays; times vary
on Trial Race days. Call or check website for
other dates and times. General admission and
parking are free, except for select weekends.
Grandstand seating: $15 (counter seat); $50-
$60 tables; $45-$100 boxes. Turf club reserva-
tions are $20; valet parking is $7. Information:
(575) 378-4431 or
El Paso Bicycle Club — All rides are free
and open to the public; helmets required.
Information: Ride
schedule on Facebook (El Paso Bicycle Club).
Repeat riders are encouraged to become a
member of the club; dues are $18 a year or
$25 per family ($30/$40 for two years). Join at
Wednesday night rides, a tradition for over 20
years, are leaderless rides of 18-22 miles. The
favorite route is a 19-mile loop to Gadsden
H.S. Riders leave from Rio Plaza, 6205 Upper
Valley Rd (at Artcraft), beginning 5:45-6 p.m.

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Sports Mountain Gods, off US Hwy 70. Registration
begins at 7 a.m. Registration information:
Cont’d from Page 14
Dionne, (575) 464-3473.

Park on dirt shoulder across from shopping

Bottomless Triathlon — The 36th annual
400M swim, 14K bike ride and 4K run is 8 a.m.
Saturday, July 13, at Bottomless Lakes State
Optional dinner afterward at Hello Pizza,
1071 Country Club Rd. Park, 13 miles east of Roswell, N.M. (via U.S.
Hwy 380 and NM Hwy 409). New for 2019 is
the “AquaBike” Swim and Bike only option.
Motor sports Cost: $50 through July 1; $60 after. Youth
registration for age 17 and younger is free
Vado Speedway Park — 15900 Stern in
through July 1; $10 after. Mixes relay teams are
Vado, N.M. The new 3/8-mile oval track sea-
$75 through July 1; $90 after.
son runs through Sept. 28.
Registration deadline is July 10; no race day
Gates open at 5 p.m., racing begins at 7:45
registration. Information: (575) 624-8284,
p.m. General Admission $12, Seniors/Military
Facebook at Bottomless Triathlon or.
$10, Youth (6-11) $5, Kids 5 & Under free, Pit
Registration at
Pass $35. Information: (575) 524-7913, or on Facebook. Yank Kannady Memorial Run — The
Take 1-10 Exit 155, then 1/5 mile north on 3rd annual Yank Kannady Memorial Organ
Stern (track is on the left). Donor Awareness 10K and 5K run and 1 Mile
Racing is scheduled every Saturday. Fun Run is 8 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at White
Mountain Park 687 Hull Road in Ruidoso.
Arroyo Seco Raceway — The Southern
Registration: $25; $10 age 10 and younger.
New Mexico track is located off Hwy 549, off
Information: Mike Coulter, (915) 274-5222,
I-10 at the Akela exit, with drag racing, motor-
Judy Mancillas (575) 682-7884.
cycle racing, sportscar testing and more. Call
for ticket prices and times. Information: (575) Ruidoso Grindstone Trail Runs — Ski
494-4794 or Run Road Challenge hosts the 4-mile, 8.5-mile
ASR Test N Tunes is 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, and half-marathon runs on the multiple use trail
July 13. system at Grindstone Lake, 2 miles from
Trackdays are July 13 and Aug. 10-11. Downtown Ruidoso at 7:30 to 11 a.m.
Saturday, July 27, starting and finishing at
Running events Wingfield Park’s Grindstone Lake Trails. Half-
Marathon and 8.5K wave starts at 7:30 and 4-
Electric 5K and 1-mile fun run — Las mile wave at 7:45 a.m. USA Track and Field
Cruces Running Club and City of Las Cruces sanctioned and American Trail Running
hosts the 5K race and 1-mile fun run at 7:30 Association approved event. Proceeds benefit
p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Meerscheidt the Ruidoso Trails Coalition and Ski Apache
Center, 1600 E Hadley. Registration: lascruces- Adaptive Sports Program and Ecoservants. The annual Electric Light Registration: .
Parade follows the run. Registration: $35 half marathon, $30 8.5 mile
run, and $15 4 mile run through June 28; $45
‘Coolest’ 5K — The 4th of July 5K run and half marathon, $35 8.5 mile run and $25 4 mile
1K fun run/walk is Thursday, July 4, at Jeff run July 12-26. Race day registration: $50 half
Davis County Park in Fort Davis, Texas. The marathon and 8.5 mile run, and $40 4 mile run.
5K begins at 8:30 a.m. and 1K is 8:15 a.m. Carry your own water container; one refill
Proceeds benefit Fort Davis Higher Education station on 8.5-mile and half-marathon routes.
Foundation. Cost: $20 through July 1; $30 on
race day. Registration at Socorro (NM) Chile Harvest Triathlon
— The 25th anniversary of the USAT-sanc-
Fourth of July Run — Up and Running, tioned 400M swim/20K bike/5K run begins at
hosts the 13th annual 5K run/walk 7:04 a.m. 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Socorro
Thursday, July 4, beginning at Up and Running (N.M.) City Pool. Packet pickup is 6 a.m. on
in the Rudolph Shopping Plaza, 3233 N. Mesa. race day at the race site. Registration is $80
Proceeds benefit Run El Paso Club. ($50 age 23 and younger); $125 for relay ($90
Registration: $20 through July 2; $25 on July 3 junior teams). Additional $15 for non USAT
and on rce day. Information: Chris Rowley, members. Registration deadline is noon Aug. 1.
478-5663. Registration at raceadventuresunlim- No race day registration available. Information: Packet pick up is noon to 5 p.m. (575) 835-8927 or
Wednesday, July 3, and 6 to 6:45 a.m. on race Youth Race for ages 7-16 is 6 p.m. Friday,
day at Up and Running. Aug. 2. Cost: $25 ($35 on race day), $5 local
Freedom Race — The Independence Day participants.
weekend American Eagle runs are Thursday Race for the Future — The 4th annual 5K
through Monday, July 4-8, in Las Cruces. Half run and 1-mile walk benefiting Community
Marathon/10k/5k and 1K distances offered. Partners of El Paso, Inc. and IREM El Paso, is
Sign up at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Up & Running,
Smokey Bear Stampede run — The 3233 N. Mesa, with a Kids dash at 7:40 a.m.
39th annual 10K run and 2-mile Fun Run held Registration: $25 through Aug. 2; $30 Aug. 3-4.
in conjunction with Smokey Bear Days begins Kids Dash is $10. Teams of 10 or more: $20
at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, July 4, starting east of per person Registration at raceadventuresun-
Smokey Bear Historical Park, at East Creek
Road, Capitan, N.M. Various age divisions Kharisma James Scholarship 5K —
offered for male and female runners. EPCC and Veterans Resource Center host the
Information, registration: (575) 354-2748 or 5K run and 1-mile adaptive and fun walk at 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at Valle Verde campus
Mescalero Apache Fire Rescue Americana Language Village, 919 Hunter. Fun
Challenge Run — The 8th annual 5K and walk begins at 8:10 a.m. Registration: $25
10K runs and 5K walk are at 8 a.m. Sunday, through Aug. 9; $30 Aug. 10-11 at raceadven-
July 7, along the Walking Path by Inn of the Information: 831-2398.

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Day camps required: Kyle Dickson, (575) 541-2219 or
Girl Scout Summer Camp — Girl Scouts • July 15-19: Holidays of the World Camp for
of the Desert Southwest hosts week-long grades 1-2.
overnight resident summer camps June 30-July • July 22-26: Spanish Art Camp for grades 3-5.

Summer fun for kids

20 at Camp Mitre Peak, between Alpine and
Fort Davis, Texas, for girls in grades 1-12. El Paso Museum of Art — Summer Art
Cost: $465-$550. Multi-week sessions $500- Camps offer morning sessions 9:30 a.m. to
$775 Registration: noon, and afternoon sessions 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Tuition: $75 ($60 members). Information: 212-
YMCA camps - El Paso YMCA branches through Aug. 9. Information: 519-0005. Safety Town — The annual Safety Town 0300 or
offer programs through mid-August for ages 4- Indoor camps offered for ages 4-12. program for children about to start school has Classes for age 6-9:
12, at all three El Paso branches. Camps run 7 Information: 519-0003. free weekly sessions 10 a.m. to noon Mondays • July 16-19: Drawing and Painting (after-
a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, Cost • Shirley Leavell, 10712 Sam Snead, 7 a.m. to 6 through Fridays through July 27 at Bassett noon), and Beginning Clay Sculpture (morning)
varies with each branch. Camps are $150 per p.m. through Aug. 23. Place. Application must be in person at the mall • July 30-Aug. 2: Create with Clay (morning).
week; ($95 members). Financial assistance Summer family fitness specials and swim les- management office 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday Classes for age 10-13:
available. Information/costs: 584-9622, ext. 21 sons also offered. through Friday; proof of child’s age required • June 18-21: Printmaking (morning)
or (birth certificate). Scheduling is first-come, first- • July 16-19: Painting (afternoon), and
CYS Summer Camps — Fort Bliss MWR
Camps often include swim time (where avail- serve; space is limited. No classes July 1-5. Drawing (morning)
offers several summer camp and class options
able), camp activities, field trips, weekly Information: 772-7016 or • July 30-Aug. 2: Ceramics (afternoon), and
for DoD ID cardholders and registered CYS
themes, and more. Zines, Comic Books and Superheros (morning).
youth. CYS registration at 568-4737.
Locations: The program is open to children ages 5 and 6
• Loya Family YMCA, 2044 Trawood, is (as of June 10). The one-week class, sponsored
through Aug. 26. Different theme each week.
Youth Sports Plex summer sports camps run
by Bassett Place with the El Paso Police Dance, Theatre
through Aug. 2. Camp t-shirt provided.
Information: 590-9622. Department, includes safety topics, hands-on EP Center of VPA Camp — El Paso
Information: 568-2617 or 568-1568.
• Bowling Family YMCA, 5509 Will Ruth (call activities and presentations by guest speakers. Center of Visual & Performing Arts, 125
for schedule). Information: 755-9622. Kids-n-Critters — The Humane Society of Graduation ceremony at 11 a.m. each Friday. Thunderbird, Suite C, hosts summer camps
• Westside Family YMCA, 7145 N. Mesa (call El Paso, 4991 Fred Wilson, hosts its summer through July 22. Information, cost: 309-4636
Club Rec — The City of El Paso Parks and
for schedule). Information: 584-9622. camps 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through or
Recreation Department summer camp runs
Friday July 8-12 (for ages 12-14). Registration: • Tap Camp for age 6-8 is 6:30 to 7 p.m.
YWCA Camps — YWCA El Paso Del Norte $80; online at Information:
Monday through Friday through Aug. 2 for
Region camps are Monday through Friday dur- ages 6-12. Each two-week camp provides Mondays, July 1-22.
532-6971 or • Tiny Tots Princess Camp for age 2-4 is 5:30
ing the summer, with STEM labs, literacy- recreational activities such as sports, arts and
Participants learn about domestic and exotic to 6 p.m. Mondays, July 1-22.
focused activities, arts and crafts, field trips, crafts, field trips, dance classes and table games.
animals, pet safety, how to be responsible pet • Ballet I Princes Camp for age 5-7 is 6 to 6:30
health and fitness activities, dance and yoga and Each recreation center offers its own activities.
owners, advocate for animals and more. p.m. Mondays, July 1-22.
swimming Breakfast, lunch and healthy snacks Cost is $40 per week, per child; some scholar-
served. Enrollment forms at Fire Department Camp — El Paso Fire ships available. Information: 212-0393 or elpa- • Beginning Folklorico for age 5-7 is 5 to 5;30
Cost: $110 weekly ($130 Mary Ann Dodson Department’s Summer Youth Camp for ages Registration available at any p.m. Tuesday through Friday, July 16-19.
branch). Some camps offer daily rates. 13-17 runs 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday city recreation center. • Dance and art camp Session 2 for age 5-9 is 9
Information: 519-0000 or through Friday, July 17-19, at the department’s Teen Leaders 8-week program for ages 13-16 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 15-19.
Outdoor camp for aged 6-12 at Mary Ann Training Academy, 6800 Delta. Limited to 20 available with arts and crafts, swimming, field
Dodson, 4400 Boy Scout Lane, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. students. Register at trips and a free lunch Cost: $20 per teen. Fairy Princess Dance Camp — For the
Application should be returned by June 15 to Love of Dance, 7930 N. Mesa, Suite B9, hosts
Adventure Zone Summer Camp — camp for ages 3-9 10 a.m. to noon Monday
Training Academy at Ascarate Park, 6800
Adventure Zone, 251 E. Redd, hosts summer through Friday, July 8-12 and July 22-26,
Delta. Information: Enrique Aquilar, 212-5631.
camps for age 5 to 13 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. week- focusing on a different princess each day and
Participants learn about the El Paso Fire
days through Aug. 9, with daily activities what makes her a role model for young ladies.
Department, search and rescue operations,
(lunch and snack provided). Cost: $30 per day; Camps include welcome, storytime, warm up,
team-building skills, and become advocates for
$125 per week. Information: 585-9663. dance, snack, ballet, creative movement and
Also during the summer are “Superhero musicality, and making a costume accessory to
Holocaust Museum summer camp — El Sundays,” featuring different superheroes each take home each day. Tuition: $150 per five-day
Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center, 715 week: camp ($50 nonrefundable deposit to reserve
N. Oregon, will host “Be Incredible! Summer space); space is limited to 12 per camp; early
Boys & Girls Club Camp — Boys and
Camp” 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, registration strongly encouraged. Information:
Girls Club of El Paso hosts its summer program
July 22-26 for ages 8-12, with games and activ- 276-6522 or
for ages 6-18 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through
ities, art and music, and more. Kids discover Themes include Snow White (Monday), Little
Aug. 9, with swimming, tennis, dance and
everyone can make a difference and be a hero. Mermaid (Tuesday), Cinderella (Wednesday),
modeling, art, hiking and culinary arts. Cost:
Space is limited. Cost: $50 ($40 for each addi- Pocahontas (Thursday) and Frozen (Friday,
$60; includes breakfast and lunch. Registration
tional child registered in a family and for muse- includes tea party).
forms available at 801 S. Florence. Information:
um members) includes camp t-shirt, snacks,
532-7410 or Kids-N-Co. Summer Camps — Kids-N-
supplies and a pizza party. Some scholarships
available. Registration: Cynthia Serafin, 351- Co. offers its 31st season of the city’s longest-
0048,, or Art/crafts running theater summer camps at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison. All
Rubin Center Summer Camp — UTEP’s camps conclude with public performances or
Camp Shamayim — The J Center for Early Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual film screenings. Tuition: $300 per camp; $200
Learning, 4408 N. Stanton, hosts a children’s Arts hosts programming for families inspired by Kindergarten Camps. Discounts for multiple
program 9 a.m. to noon for age 1-2 and 9 a.m. the 2019 Juried Student Art Exhibition. camps, or for multiple siblings in camp.
to 3 p.m. for ages 3-11 through July 27. Registration at 747-6151. Information: Registration at 274-8797 or on Facebook
Campers go on field trips and/or have visitors Costume Design & Sewing also held through-
with special programming. Cost: $125 per Family workshops are 10 a.m. to noon. out the summer.
week (age 1-2); $150 per week (age 3-11). • Wednesday, July 10: “Keeping Secrets” Production Camps led by Vanessa Keyser are
Extended hours offered from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. inspired by Jessica Rodriguez’s “Compartmental separated into ages 8-11 and 12-15. Each group
Cost per week: $125 (age 1-2); $150 (age 3- Conversations.” will delve into acting, tech, costumes, and
11). Information: 534-1234. Registration: thejel- • Wednesday, July 31: “Tracing Your Story” make-up. inspired by Iriana Soto’s “La Vie D’une Dame” • Production Camp 2 is 12:30-4:30 p.m. July
Each week the children will “visit” a different Art + Meditation for Kids is 10 to 11 a.m. 8-Aug. 4, with performances Aug. 2-4.
country and explore its art, music, history, Friday, July 19 and Aug. 2. Kinder Camps teach ages 5-7 to feel comfort-
sports, food, and of course fun and games. able on stage, working on a short play per-
Every Friday the youngest children have a Branigan Cultural Center Camps —
501 N. Main, (Downtown Mall) Las Cruces. formed at the end of the session.
splash day complete with water slides and • Kinder Camp 2 taught by Raul Chavez is 9:30
games while older students (4 and up) go off Camps are 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. selected Mondays
through Fridays in June and July Registration to 11:30 a.m. July 15-26, with performance
campus for a morning of tennis lessons and July 26.
swimming. deadline one week in advance of each work-
shop. Cost: $25 per week. Preregistration
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Summer fun p.m. July 8-12, and July 15-19. Cost per 544-3556. Fee: $44 ($56 non resident); some Also
week: $110. scholarships available. Registration available at
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• Mining Engineer sessions for grades 3-5 are 9 any City Pool or
a.m. to noon July 8-12, and July 15-19. Cost recreation/aquatics/programs. College presents its summer classes and camps
Nature per week: $110. children and teens age 5-17 at the various
UTEP Sports Camps — Information, regis- EPCC campuses. Walk-in registration at any
Zoo Camp — The week-long camps for ages • Sol y Aqua Coding for Girls grades 6-8 are 9
tration: 747-6065 or EPCC campus. Tuition and age requirements
6 to 10 are 9 a.m. to noon Monday through a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays July
Registration: vary. Information: 831-2851 or
Friday, through Aug. 2, at the El Paso Zoo, 22-26. Cost: $175 per week.
Football Camps are 8 a.m. to noon on the fol-
4001 E. Paisano. Campers will learn about con- • Challenge session for grades 9-11 is 9 a.m. to
lowing Saturdays:
servation and experience live education ani- 4 p.m. July 22-26. Cost: $175 per week. Westside Community Church VBS —
• Elite High School Camp is July 27 at Glory
mals, behind the scenes tours, crafts, games Camp Invention — National Inventors Hall Field. Cost: $42.40. The church, 201 E. Sunset, hosts its “In the
and more. Cost: $110 per week; $95 zoo of Fame hosts the camp for students entering Basketball camps for boys are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wild” Vacation Bible School 8:30 a.m. to noon
members; $100 military non-members. graces K-6 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Monday through Wednesday, July 1-3 or 9 Monday through Thursday, July 8-11. The
Advance registration required. Information: Friday, July 22-26, at Lundy Elementary a.m. to noon Monday though Thursday, Aug. school includes Bible stories, games, prizes,
212-0245 or School, 6201 High Ridge. Learn about robots, 5-8, in Don Haskins Center. Cost: $225 ($195 snacks, singing and a water splash party on the
This year’s camp looks at Tamandua high-tech farms, superhero gadgets and more in July 1-3). last day for the whole family. Information: 481-
(anteaters) or Tamarin (monkeys). its new program, “Supercharged.” Cost: $230. Volleyball camps are at Memorial Gym: 7211 or 877-8000. Register at westsidecommu-
Sign up at or through 1-800- • Setter-Libero Instructional Camp runs 1:30
Museum of Nature & Science camps
— Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science, 968-4332. Information: 230-5075. p.m. Saturday to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 6-7. Cost: Sun Metro Summer Ride Program —
411 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown MIND Explorers Summer Camp — The • Serving Camps are 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays,
Sun Metro and nonprofit organizations provide
Mall, hosts camps for youth June and July. “Math In New Directions” Explorers camp for youth with free transportation through Aug.
Information: (575) 522-3120, or July 9 or July 16. Cost: $50. 31, as part of the Kids on the Go! Summer
students in grades 8-11 interested in informa-
on Facebook at LCMuseums. • All-Skills Camps are Tuesday through Youth Transportation program. Sun Metro will
tion technology and mathematics is 9 a.m. to 3
Bridging the Gap Building Challenge is 10 a.m. Thursday, July 9-11 and Friday through provide information to interested children and
p.m. Monday through Friday, July 22-26, at El
to noon July 9-12 for grades 6-8. Cost: $50. Sunday, July 19-21. Cost: $290-$370. offer transportation to attend their favorite
Paso Community College Administrative
Explorers Space Camp is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Advanced Camps are Tuesday through summer program. Complete list of participating
Services Center, 9050 Viscount. Team-building
Monday through Friday, July 15-19 for grades Thursdays, July 16-18, and Thursday through agencies in the “Programs and Annual Events”
games and hands-on activities, and visits from
1-2, and July 22-16 for grades 3-5. Cost: $70. Saturday, July 25-27. Cost: $320-$395. section at Information: 212-3333
professionals from math and related fields.
Free weeklong “GSK Science of Me” camps • Position Camp is Monday through or on Facebook at sunmetro.
Camp is free; breakfast, lunch and supplies
are 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays Wednesday, July 22-24. Cost: $310-$385. Youth between the ages of 6 to 18 years
included. Information: 831-6475.
for ages 6-8, and 3 to 4 p.m., to learn about • Lil’ Miners Camp for age 5-10 is 10 a.m. to enrolled in summer programs from non-profit
how science of the body. Registration required. noon Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 1-4. agencies participating in the initiative are eligible
Level 1 Camp (age 6-8) is July 16-19. Level 2 Cost: $50. for the free passes. Children under the age of
Camps (age 8-12) are July 9-12 and July 26. Ascarate Park Aquatics Center — El UTEP Team Tournament is noon to 4 p.m. 12 receive a distinguished pass to allow for a
Paso County Parks & Recreation offers swim Friday, July 12. Cost: $50 per camper; or $500 companion over the age 12 to ride with the
Museum of History Summer Camps — lessons at Ascarate Park Aquatics Center during per team ($600 after May 1). child free of charge. Children under the age of
El Paso Museum of History, 510 N. Santa Fe, the summer months. Register in the Park Soccer camps are at University Soccer Field: five always ride for free.
offers four-day summer camps 8 a.m. to noon Administration office, 6900 Delta, 8 a.m. to 6 • One Day College ID camps for grades 9 and
for age 8-18, Tuesdays through Fridays p.m. Monday through Friday. Fee: $40 for 8 above are 9 to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday,
through July 26. Cost: $70 per camp ($55 lessons (2 lessons per week). Parents or July 27-28. Cost: $90 one day; $170 for both.
museum members). Preregistration: 867-6261, Please see Page 18
authorized guardians required to stay during or history.elpaso- the lessons. Information: 771-2380 or epcoun-
• July 9-12: Building a mini museum 0
• July 16-19: Fashion Flashback First Tee Summer Camps — First Tee of
• July 23-26: Filmmaking. Greater El Paso hosts its summer programs 9
a.m. to noon Mondays through Thursday,
through Aug. 8, at Ascarate Golf Course,
Reading/Language 6900 Delta, and other courses. Financial aid,
Barnes & Noble Summer Reading — military discounts, and sibling discounts offered.
Kids entering grades 1-6 can earn a free book Cost: $75 per child per week. Information:
by reading books and completing a journal 252-6511 or
about the books they’ve read through Sept. 5 Additional summer classes offered Saturdays,
at area Barnes & Nobles. Books do not need to July 6-Aug. 3:
be purchased from Barnes & Noble, but forms Wee Ones sessions for ages 3 1/2 to 5 are 9
must be completed to earn free book; limit one to 10 a.m. Space is limited. Cost: $50.
per child. Forms available in both English and “All In” class sessions for those who can’t par-
Spanish at stores or at ticipate during the week are 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Fee: $60.
Purcell Special Needs Kids Classes are 10:30
El Paso Public Library — The library hosts to 11:30 a.m. Cost: $30.
a series of programs for kids at all branches
through the summer months. Information: 351- Locomotive FC Soccer Camps — El
4435. For complete schedule, visit the Kids Paso Locomotive FC Youth Soccer hosts camp
Catalog at programs mornings (8:30 to 11:30 a.m.) or
The library’s free Reading Club for grades K evenings (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.) at various locations
through 6, teens and adults club runs through and dates through August.
summer months. Registration forms available at Evening camps are held around the city and at
any public library or at the Locomotive Training Facility. Morning
Information: 212-3261. camps on both sides of town and three-day
camps that culminate with campers attending a
Locomotive FC match.
Math/Science Cost ranges from $85-$175 depending on
camp and includes soccer instruction, small-
Engineering Camp — UTEP College of
sided and full-sided games, a Locomotive FC
Engineering will host its week-long Excellence
Soccer Camp T-Shirt and a ticket to a
in Technology, Engineering, and Science
Locomotive FC home game. Registration and
(ExciTES) Summer Institute for students in
grades 6-8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays
through Fridays through July 19 (excluding Parks and Recreation ‘Learn to Swim’
week of July 4) on the UTEP campus. Cost: — The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation
$175 per week. Information: 747-8822 or engi- Department is taking registration for its sum- mer “Learn to Swim” sessions at all city aquatic
• Robotics sessions for grades 3-5 are 1 to 4 facilities for various age groups. Information:

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Summer Fun and 9 a.m. to noon Friday. Cost per week:
$160-$290, depending on program; available on
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first come, first serve basis. No camps week of
July 4. Some scholarships available; discounts
Southern New Mexico for multiple kids or camps. Information: (575)
Sacramento Summer Camps — 437-2840, 1-877-333-6589 or on Facebook at
Sacramento Methodist Assembly, 30 miles NMSpaceMuseum. Registration forms available
southeast of Cloudcroft, N.M., offers camps for at
children and teens. Early registration encour- This year’s camp sessions include Moon Base,
aged. Information, cost: 1-800-667-3414. Space ‘Bots, Solar System Voyagers, Robotics,
Registration at Wheels Up, Apollo+50, and Rocket Science
• July 1-5: Family Camp for kids and parents: Investigators.
Cost: $232-$315 based on lodging. Camp Innoventure — The week-long
• July 7-12: Music in the Mountain Camp for summer camp focused on inspiring middle
grades 7 and older. Cost: $460. school students to create, market and sell their
• July 8-12: Older Elementary Camp for own products, is planned at several communi-
grades 4-6. Cost; $310. ties throughout New Mexico. Camps are 9
• July 22-26: Girls Elementary Horse Camp a.m. to noon Monday through Saturday.
grades 4-5. Cost: $400. Registration: $40; but may vary depending on
• July 29-Aug. 2: Camp Sunshine for ages 16 location. Schedule and registration: arrowhead-
and older with mental challenges. Cost: $300.
• July 31-Aug. 4: Advanced Horse Camp for Campers in grades 6-8 spend the first five
grades 7 and older. Cost: $400. days learning about starting a business and cre-
Branigan Library Summer reading ating their products, then sell what they’ve
programs — Thomas Branigan Memorial made at a local farmers or crafts market in
Library, 200 E. Picacho in Las Cruces hosts its their community. The students receive $25 in
summer programs for youth, teens and adults seed money for supplies and get to keep any
through July. Registration at the reference desk profits they make from their business venture.
inside the library; all programs are free. • July 8-13: Sunland Park
Information: (575) 528-4005 or library.refer- • July 15-20: Las Cruces and Alamogordo. DAAC Youth Programs — Doña Ana
The theme for this year for Children’s pro- Arts Council hosts art camps and programs in
gram is “A Universe of Stories.” June and July in Las Cruces. Some scholarships
Library Space Lab for ages 8-12 is 3 p.m. available. Information: (575) 523-6403 or
Fridays June 28, July 12.19 and 26, in
Children’s Craft Room. Every week focuses on • Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) theatre
a different program on science and technology. camp for grades 1 through 12 is 10 a.m. to
The adult “Planetary Possibilities” summer 2:30 p.m. July 8-13 at Las Cruces High School,
challenge runs through July 31. Special free with this year’s show, “Gulliver’s Travels.”
programs are 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays in the Open auditions are 10 a.m. Monday, July 9,
Roadrunner Room. with performance at the end of the week.
• July 3: “Human Space Flight.” Rehearsals are daily until the performance.
• July 10: “Discovering a Universe of Family Tuition: $60; $20 for siblings.
DNA.” Final public performances are 11 a.m. and
• July 17: Space Mural Museum’s “What the 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, as Las Cruces
Museum Offers to the Public.” High. Tickets: $7 ($3 age 12 and younger).
• July 24: “Viewing the Milky Way from the
New Mexico Sky.” Town of Mesilla Camps — Mesilla, N.M.
• July 31: “The View from Outer Space.” hosts camps for age 6-12 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Fridays, through July 19 at
‘Rocketeer Academy’ — The New the Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de
Mexico Museum of Space History in Santiago. Cost: $25; applications at Mesilla
Alamogordo’s weeklong science camps run Town Hall, 2231 Avenida de Mesilla or at
through Aug. 2 for kids in grades K-9. Camps Information: (575) 524-3262 or
are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday;

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The Wings of War
Santa Teresa museum celebrates
Story by Lisa Kay Tate Photos by Rick Tate
military aviation of 1940s-1950s

ost of the Borderland’s museums B43’s — which are the types of shells cer-
are located in city centers, but one tain planes in the museum would have car-
M major exception is the War Eagles
Air Museum in Santa Teresa, miles from
ried during their missions.
“We are one of three museums in the
the nearest neighborhood but definitely country allowed to carry and exhibit
worth the drive. nuclear bomb (shells),” said the museum’s
Founded by prominent El Pasoans and Executive Director Robert “Bob”
aircraft enthusiasts John and Betty Dockendorf, who stressed these bomb
MacGuire, the private non-profit museum shells have to go through intense inspec-
is dedicated to “collecting, restoring and tion on a regular basis to ensure they are
displaying historic aircraft of the World safe for the public. visitors this year on June 6, the 75th
War II and the Korean Conflict eras.” The museum also boasts a collection of anniversary of D-Day.
The museum is located in a 64,000 basic instrument trainers, including a The DC-3 also provides visitors with an
square foot hanger at the Doña Ana 1940s era Link Trainer, used to teach all insight into the early days of commercial
County International Jetport (often referred phases of instrument flying such as radio aviation. American Airlines put the plane War Eagles Air Museum, 8012 Airport
to as the Santa Teresa Airport). navigation, radio range and loop orienta- into service in 1936, and hundreds were Rd. in Santa Teresa, is open 10 a.m. to
The museum opened with about 14 tion, landing systems, voice procedure and made for the airlines in the late 1930s and 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
planes and now has nearly three dozen, more. Some pilots who trained in these early 1940s. Admission is $11 ($9 seniors and mili-
most of them in flying condition, as well would spend several hours at a time in the “By 1939, most air traffic in the world tary; free for children and students).
as more than 50 classic automobiles. Info: or
small enclosure, just as they would if hav- was done in DC-3’s,” Dockendorf said.
(575) 589-2000.
Historic aircraft at the museum include a ing to fly an actual plane over long dis- “There are still several countries in Central
PT-17 Stearman, P51-D Mustang, P-38 tances. South American countries today flying this
Lightning, P-40 Warhawk, F4U-4 Corsair Dockendorf said seeing the planes and type of airplane as a commercial airline.” museum to celebrate a 50th anniversary
and P-40E Warhawk, a German observa- exhibits is one thing, but he encourages Thousands more versions of the plane celebration of the event. A group image of
tion aircraft, the Fiesler-Storch, and a DC- people to talk with volunteers in the were used by the military as C-47 and a those present for the event is displayed in
3. The collection also includes several jets hangar, and read up on all information later variant, the C-53, which were used as front of the plane.
built in the 1950s, including an F-86 about them to get the full feeling of each troop and cargo transport and also to tow “It’s hard to believe that was 25 years
Sabre, a T-33 Silver Star and MIG-15s. one’s history. gliders and drop paratroopers. ago,” Dockendorf said.
Restoration is a major part of the muse- “All of our airplanes have their own sto- “From 1942 to 1945 DC-3’s flew ‘over
um’s efforts. Some of their recent efforts ries,” Dockendorf said. the hump’ on a supply route from India
have included bringing their A-26 Invader, across the Himalayas and into China,” the
Visiting aircraft
Many other classic warbirds and vintage
F-84F Thunderbird, MiG-21, and a TU-2 museum’s description of the plane reads.
aircraft will stop by the War Eagles Air
back to flying condition. “This was basically a military operation.
The DC-3 story
One of his favorite stories is that of the Museum for a day or two, allowing visi-
Other highlights of the museum include Sometimes they made as many as 5,000
museum’s DC-3, which has been part of tors an up close look at aircraft they might
its automobiles and vintage gas pumps, a flights and carried as much as 44,000 tons
the museum since 1989. The plane started not normally get to see.
salute to Women in Aviation, a display of supplies in one month. At times the DC-
life as a military C-47, which flew as part Many of these visits are thanks to the
dedicated to El Paso’s World War II flying 3s were taking off at two-minute inter-
of more than 10,000 planes involved in D- EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association),
ace, Bill Crombie; and small nuclear bomb vals.”
shells — a B57 and B61, and two types of In 1994, several veterans gathered at the
The museum opened the restored DC-3 to Please see Page 20

July 2019 El Paso Scene Page 19

here regularly, like the bombers, but the
cost to fly in them isn’t always obtainable John & Betty MacGuire
to the public,” Dockendorf said. “The Ford The War Eagles Air Museum was
Tri-Motor is a good price for more people founded by aircraft collectors and pilots
who want to experience flying in it.” John and Betty MacGuire, who started
the nonprofit museum in 1989 displaying
around 14 planes.
John MacGuire was born in the state of
Young flyers
The War Eagles Museum makes a special New York, and met Betty, an El Paso
War Eagles native and daughter of Lee and Beulah land throughout the area, and he moved
effort to reach out to younger visitors,
Moor, while attending the University of to a Marfa ranch in the 1990s, where
Cont’d from Page 19 through school field trips, summer camp
Texas in Austin. He worked as a mechan- they lived until he passed away at age 80
outings and other youth groups, not only to
ical engineer in different cities before in 2001. The MacGuires were married
which was founded in 1953 by a group of teach them the history of aircraft and the
moving to El Paso in 1947. Betty for 58 years.
friends interested in building their own people behind them, but also to foster an
MacGuire is also known for her dedica- Betty MacGuire who still visits the
planes, but they now promote several types appreciation of aviation in general.
tion to the arts in El Paso, and served as museum on occasion, said in a memorial
of antique and contemporary aircraft, “We get about 5,000 who come through
Board Chair of the El Paso Community written about on her husband, John “took
including warbirds like their B-17 Flying here every year, mostly school groups,”
Foundation. Her portrait hangs promi- up flying his own plane, an Aeronca K,
Fortress “Aluminum Overcast” that have Dockendorf said.
nently in the entry hall of the Plaza in 1945,” while buying ranch and farm
visited the museum as recently as 2016. Teachers or group leaders can also
Theatre, named after her. properties, and was still flying just a
The plane is one of only about a dozen of request educational packets for students to
The MacGuires owned farm and ranch- week before he passed away.
the 12,732 bombers made by Boeing from take home and continue learning about the
1936 to 1945 during World War II that are history of aviation. Kids can use the muse-
still flying today. Its visit to the museum um’s website at home to take quizzes on the museum,” he said. career.
drew a steady amount of people not only engine sounds and cockpit identification, The museum is also a base for the area “There are some big career opportunities
wanting to tour the plane, but also a few as well as download coloring pages of EAA Young Eagles program, created in out there in aviation today,” he said.
willing pay around $400 to fly in it. WWII era aircraft. 1992 to give youth age 8 to 17 a chance to “There’s a growing need for more people
One recurring visitor from the EAA has The attendance and response from youth, fly in a general aviation planes. Kids in the in aviation today.”
been one of Henry Ford’s ventures into air- especially from large groups, helped program can get to fly with volunteer Dockendorf said the best way to find out
craft: 1928 Ford Tri-Motors, such as one inspire one of the museum’s most recent pilots, and can get their own flight log- about upcoming Young Eagles opportuni-
visiting plane owned by Transcontinental additions, the Tyler Francis Children’s book, among other things. ties is to check events on the Facebook
Air Transport that helped to introduce the Center, a shaded outside picnic area with The program itself is headquartered in pages for either EAA or the War Eagles
first coast-to-coast passenger air and rail its own bathrooms separate from the main Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and has flown more Museum.
service to the United States in 1929. building where groups can gather before or than 2 million kids throughout the United
This one has an added appeal to guests, after their visit. States. The local chapter is still new in
“We’ve had a lot of groups ask us if there Value of volunteers
who can take half hour flights for less than comparison, and got its start during one of
$100. is a place here they can sit and have lunch, the past visits from the Ford Tri-Motor. Keeping a nonprofit museum running
“We get many planes coming through so this has been a very good addition to “The EAA Chapter 1570, the local chap- means finding people willing to devote
ter, was created about three years ago, and their time and talents to maintaining it.
since then around 300 children have been Dockendorf, who has served as executive
given their first flying experience in small director for the past eight years, is one of
airplanes,” Dockendorf said. “These EAA the museum’s few paid employees. He said
pilots volunteer their time, their airplanes the museum relies heavily on the dedica-
and the cost of their fuel to help attract tion and enthusiasm of its volunteers to
young aviators.” serve as tour guides and also to work
The program has so far awarded more behind the scenes caring for the exhibits.
than $30,000 in scholarships to young Most of the cars in the museum have
adults who, through the program, have been donated, and outnumber plane
gained the desire to pursue aviation as a
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It’s named for “The Legend” Rafael

García as a showcase for his achieve-
Other private museums
ments, and also highlights Lucha Libre
Although the War Eagles Air Museum greats and other exhibits for boxing
is one of the more prominent nonprofit lovers (including signed gloves from
museums located outside the city limits, Mike Tyson). Information at 591-2704 or
here are three free museums El Pasoans on Facebook.
should check out:
• El Paso Funeral Museum. One of El
• Eduardo Pedregon Veterans Paso’s newest small museums, it occu-
Memorial Museum. Commonly called pies a space at Perches Funeral Home on
the “San Elizario Veterans Museum,” is 6111 S. Desert and contains articles,
located on San Elizario’s Main Street in memorabilia, curios and antiques that
the Mercantile Building, next the popular aim to educate the community and honor
Los Portales Museum and Visitor Center. “one of man’s oldest cultures, profes-
It is operated by the San Elizario sions,” and rituals and to celebrate the
Genealogy and Historical Society’s traditions of the funeral service industry.
Veterans committee, and features the The museum opened on Dia de los
Memorial Walk out front. Admission is Muertos and hosts special events most
free. Information at 851-0093 or sanel- months, most recently a Hearse Exhibit and Classic Car Show And Shine on
Father’s Day weekend, with a celebration
• Boxing Museum Rafael García. The of artist Frida Kahlo planned in July.
boxing museum founded by Rafael Information at 581-0102 or elpasofu-
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War Eagles
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exhibits by at least 20. The museum has
even extended its name to “War Eagle Air
‘and Auto’ Museum” in tourist brochures
and other mailings.
The automobile collection includes
motorcars like a 1908 Overland and
Oldsmobile, and a 1927 Model T, to clas-
sics like a Super 8 Convertible, 1940
Oldsmobile Custom 8 Cruiser, and 1970 includes annual and lifetime memberships.
Jaguar E-Type Roadster, and is still grow- Dockendorf said there are still much
ing. As recently as last month a Las Cruces more to come in the future, as the museum
museum supporter donated a 1935 Packard is “here for the long run,” and encourages
that now sits next to the MacGuires’ 1936 people to visit any time of year.
Packard 120 Cabriolet. The museum also opens its doors for spe-
Anita Murray, a volunteer for ten years, cial occasions after hours.
said her favorite exhibit in the collection is Dockendorf said the museum is especial-
a horse and buggy that precedes the motor- ly inviting at night, and the museum will
car era. “I love this because is it just like rent out the main exhibit hanger for private
the one my own grandmother drove. When events such as birthdays or receptions. He
cars were becoming more common, she said they had just recently hosted a bar
refused to drive one because she wanted to mitzvah in the hangar, and both the kids
continue using the horse and buggy.” and adults had a great time.
Murray helps to keep the exhibits clean He suggests anyone who gets a chance to
and polished, so they can help take the vis- attend an event at the museum shouldn’t
itor back to the time when they were first pass up this opportunity.
manufactured. “The museum is great during the day, but
“Every one of these cars served a pur- there’s something about it after dark when

pose for somebody, and each one has a the moon is shining through the windows,”
history to them,” she said. “I always think Dockendorf said. “These planes just feel
about that when I’m taking care of them.” like they come to life ready to share their
Public support, besides volunteers, stories.”

t the end of Luke chapter 10 is a

brief story involving Martha and
Mary, the two sisters of Lazarus.
They lived in Bethany, a town just out-
side of Jerusalem, and their home was a
favorite place for Jesus to stay.
Luke 10:38-42 sounds like it might
have been Jesus’ first visit to their home.
Martha, who was probably the older sis- comes to worshipping Jesus. The John
ter, busies herself with getting ready for 12 passage tells how Mary’s devotion
all the disciples and other people who irked Judas, who griped that Mary’s use
will crowd into the house, and presum- of the perfume was a waste of money.
ably she was fixing a meal for everyone Martha certainly has traits of the older
to eat as well. At some point her sister brother in the Prodigal Son story. She
takes leave of the domestic duties to join prides herself on doing the right things,
the disciples listening to Jesus’ teaching. obeying the customs and meeting the
Mary evens positions herself at his feet expectations of that time. But just like
to make sure she hears every word. the self-righteous son who doesn’t get
Martha complains and asks Jesus to tell that the return of his wayward sibling is
Mary to help her with the chores. But cause for rejoicing, Martha misses that
Jesus gently rebukes Martha for being point that having Jesus in her house is
too preoccupied with the household reason to put down the dishes and hear
work and commends Mary for making a what he has to say. You don’t stay in the
better choice. kitchen when Jesus is in the living room.
Martha thought she was doing the right Unlike the older brother in the Prodigal
thing by taking care of all the busywork parable, Martha eventually becomes
involved in hosting Jesus and his much more sympathetic. She confesses
entourage. Her culture taught her that Jesus as the Messiah when he comes to
her place was in the kitchen and a their home after Lazarus has died,
rabbi’s teaching was for men to hear. although she is full of doubt when Jesus
She probably had a history of being orders that the stone be rolled away
annoyed by her younger sister, who from her brother’s tomb.
never cared what other people thought. I identify with Martha much more than
Mary was the woman in John 12:1-7 Mary. I wish I had the unbridled, extrav-
who poured expensive perfume over agant devotion of Mary, but my focus on
Jesus’ feet, and wiped it with her hair. responsibility and duty gets in the way.
The story of Martha and Mary is a But like Martha, I’m still a work in
real-life counterpart of the Parable of the progress. If Jesus can raise the dead, he
Prodigal Son. You might call it the story can get me to get out of that kitchen of
of the Profligate Sister. While Mary isn’t self-righteousness and into the living
really a prodigal (she’s not the same room of his presence.
woman who pours oil over Jesus in Randy Limbird is editor of
Luke 7 that the Pharisees describe as a El Paso Scene. Comments?
sinner), she doesn’t skimp when it Send to

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‘Bats!’ — Urban biologist Lois Balin will host exit cave by 5 p.m.).
a hike and talk on Texas bats at 7:30 p.m. Plan 3-1/2 hours for a walk-in tour and 1-1/2
Friday, June 28, beginning at 3344 Eileen, fol- hours for Big Room tour of the Caverns. Cost
lowed by a walk into an arroyo to watch bats is $10 (free or ages 15 and younger). The
emerge and take flight. Wear sturdy footwear park’s audio self-guided tour is $3 extra (also
and bring water. Long pants recommended. available in Spanish).
Information: Other guided tours are available; call or check
and under. Zoo members admitted free. website for details.
El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society Information: 212-0966,, or on Davis Mountains Hummingbird Free “bat season” programs continue through
— Nonmembers and beginners are welcome. Facebook at ElPasoZoo. Festival — The festival is Thursday through mid-October. Daily bat flight talks offered just
Information: Mark Perkins, 637-3521 or trans- Zoofari Nites are Saturday, July 13, and Aug. Sunday, Aug. 21-25, in Fort Davis, Texas, with before sunset at the amphitheater outside the 10. The zoo will stay open until 8:30 p.m. trade show, demonstrations, field trips, dinners, natural entrance. Then — bats willing — visi-
Cloudcroft & Mescalero Fish Hatchery trip is The “Wings of the World” Bird Show is 12:30 workshops, talks, art contest and more. tors are treated to the sunset spectacle of
Saturday, July 6. Meet at 6 a.m. at the Lowe’s p.m. weekdays and 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. week- Registration through July 31 at clouds of bats flying out of the cave entrance.
parking lot at 4521 Transmountain to carpool. ends at the new Wildlife Amphitheater. Information: 1-800-524-3015 or Night Sky programs begin after the bat flight
Bring a lunch. Red River and Enchanted Circle “Meet the Keeper” talks are 10:30 to 3:15 Keynote speaker is Texas birding legend programs. Hike is 1/2 mile for star walks and
trip tentatively set for Aug. 23-26. p.m. at various locations throughout the zoo. Victor Emanuel, founder of Victor Emanuel 1.5 miles for moon hikes on a rugged desert
Keepers will on hand to meet with guests, dis- Nature Tours speaking on “The World of
DinoTracks Tour — Insights Science trail. Dress comfortably (long pants recom-
cuss their experiences and talk about the ani- Birding.” mended); no open-toed shoes. Bring water,
Center host its monthly 3-mile DinoTracks
mals. snack, blanket or towel to lie on and red light
tour 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, July 7, at Mt.
“African Star” Train ride tickets are $2 plus
Municipal Rose Garden — The garden at
Cristo Rey in Sunland Park. Cost: $15 (age 5 3418 Aurora (at Copia) is open 8 a.m. to 6 flashlight. Rangers can provide red light head-
tax ($1.50 for children and society members). lamps. Upcoming Star Walks (age 6 and older)
and younger free); available at eventbrite. p.m. daily (closed July 4). Admission is free.
Asian Elephant Training Encounters scheduled are June 30, July 26 and July 28, and Moon
Information: 534-0000 or Information/rentals: El Paso Parks and
at noon daily. Hikes are July 12-13. Participation is free, but
Next month’s tour is Aug. 4. Recreation, 212-0092 or
Weeklong Zoo Camps for ages 6 to 10 are 9 space is limited on a first come, first serve
Wyler Tramway Hikes — 1700 McKinley a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, through Rio Bosque Wetlands Park — UTEP’s basis. Check availability at the park sign next to
(west of Alabama). Hikes are free and last 2 to Aug. 2. Cost: $110 per week; $95 zoo mem- Center for Environmental Resource the Visitor Center. Star Party is July 27 in the
4 hours, depending on trail. Not recommended bers; $100 military non-members. Advance Management offers free guided walking tours east parking lot picnic area.
for first-time hikers. Bring sun protection and registration required. and other activities at Rio Bosque Wetlands
wear suitable shoes and clothing. Meet at start- Park, 10176 Socorro Rd. in El Paso’s Mission White Sands National Monument —
ing point at 6:45 a.m. Information: 562-9899.
‘Earth Day’ at the Movies — El Paso The glistening gypsum dunes of White Sands
Valley. Tours last about two hours.
Zoological Society presents a showing of National Monument are about 16 miles south-
• A Women’s Hike is 7 a.m. Sunday, July 7, on Information: 747-8663 or
Disney’s classic, “The Lion King” at 1 p.m. west of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70. Park
Directisimo Trail up to the junction with • Birding tour is 7 a.m. Saturday, July 6.
Saturday, July 20, at Alamo Drafthouse hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visitor Center hours
Jackaloop trail and back down. • Workday is 8 a.m. Saturday, July 20.
Cinema, 250 E. Montecillo. Includes a com- are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunset strolls are offered
• Last Sunday hikes are 7 a.m. Sunday, July 28 • Introductory tour is 8 a.m. Sunday, July 21.
memorative photo, educational booths in the daily. Last entrance is one hour before closing.
and Aug. 25, up Directisimo Trail. • Bird survey is 6:20 a.m. Tuesday, July 30.
lobby 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., re-purposed t-shirt Entrance fees are $20 per vehicle; $10 per per-
Meeting place is a bridge crossing Riverside
El Paso Zoo — 4001 E. Paisano. Entrance activity 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (bring an old XL t- son and $15 per motorcycles. Information:
Canal. Take Americas Ave. (Loop 375) to Pan
hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission shirt), popcorn and soda. Cost: $20; $15 ages (575) 479-6124, or on Facebook.
American Drive, turn left and travel 1.5 miles.
is $12 for ages 13 to 59; $9 for ages 60 and 3-12 years; available at A Full Moon Hike is 8 p.m. Monday, July 15.
older and active duty military (including spouse) Educational presentations will be offered Franklin Mountains State Park — Most Reservations required at or by
with ID; $7.50 ages 3 to 12; and free for ages 2 inside the theater 11:45 a.m. to 12:55 p.m. hiking and mountain bike trails begin in the call (1-877-444-6777).
Tom Mays area, off Transmountain Drive on Full Moon Night program is 8:30 p.m.
the west side of the park (east of I-10). Tuesday, July 16. White Sands’ chief scientist
Entry fee is $5 per person, free for age 12 and David Bustos presents “Did the Hunter Get Its
under (with family). Correct cash or check Prey?” a look at predators of the park.
only. Group rates available. Hours are 8 a.m. to The annual MothaPalooza event is 8 to 11
5 p.m. daily. Information: 566-6441 or on p.m. Friday, Aug. 2.
Facebook at FranklinMountainsSP. Web: Guadalupe Mountains National Park
— 110 miles east of El Paso on the way to
Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Carlsbad, the 86,416-acre park includes the
Site — Ranch Road 2775 off U.S. 62/180 highest point in Texas: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749
(Montana Ave.). The site is famed for many feet. Entry fee: $5 for ages 16 and older, good
Native American rock paintings and unique for one week and all trails. Pine Springs Visitor
geology. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday Center hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday Camping is $8 per site per night. Information:
through Sunday. Admission: $7 (free for chil- (915) 828-3251 or
dren 12 and younger). Information: 857-1135,
ext. 0, or New Mexico State Parks — Day-use fee
Reservations required for all special events. is $5 when visiting any state park. All programs
Admission including tours or hikes is $9 (13 and are free with park entrance, unless otherwise
over); $2 (ages 5-12). listed. Information: (575) 744-5998 or
• Star Spangled Hike is 8 p.m. Thursday, July
4. Moderate and family-level hikes offered. • Leasburg Dam — Radium Springs, two miles
• Women’s Hike is 9 p.m. Saturday, July 13. off I-25 at Exit 19. Day use hours are 8 a.m. to
• Rare Plant Tour is 8:30 a.m. Saturday, July 13. 6 p.m. Information: (575) 524–4068. Music in
• Junior Rangers: Exploring the Past is 8:30 the Stars monthly night sky program hosts live
a.m. Sunday, July 14. Junior Ranger Day is 8:30 music 6 to 8 p.m. followed by telescope view-
a.m. Sunday, July 21. ing with Astronomical Society of Las Cruces
• Summer Star Party is 8:30-11:30 p.m. volunteers 8 to 9 p.m. the next to last Saturday
Thursday, July 25. Bring flashlight with red filter. of each month. The July 20 program features
• Nature Photography is 9 a.m. Saturday, July John Hyndman (bluegrass).
27. • Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. 5000 Calle
del Norte in Mesilla. Information: (575) 523-
Carlsbad Caverns National Park — The 4398. Audubon Bird Walks are 7:15 a.m.
park is about 160 miles east of El Paso, off the Saturdays, led by park volunteers. Ranger-led
Carlsbad Highway (U.S. 62-180). Information: Nature Hikes are 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Fitness in
(575) 785-2232 or Nature walks with the Second Chance Walker
Visitor Center summer hours (through Sept. Program are 8:30 a.m. every Saturday begin-
2) are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily; tours available ning at the Visitor Center.
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Last entry into cave via • Oliver Lee State Park, Highway 54 south of
natural entrance is 3:30 p.m. with last entry
into cave via elevator 4:45 p.m. (be in line to
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Cont’d from Page 22 Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State
Park — 1504 Miehls Drive N., Carlsbad,
Alamogordo. Information: (575) 437-8284. N.M. Admission: $5 ($3 ages 7-12; free for 6
Jupiter and its Moons viewing is 8 to 10:30 p.m. and under). Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (last
Saturday, July 6. Ranch house tours are 10 to entry at 3:30 p.m.). Information: (575) 887-
11 a.m. every Saturday. 5516 or Full Moon Walk is
• Percha Dam State Park and Caballo Lake 8 p.m. Friday, July 19. Centennial Museum — University at El Paso Museum of History — 510 N.
State Park, 60 miles north of Las Cruces on I- Alameda Park Zoo — Alameda Park, 1321 Wiggins, UTEP. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 Monday Santa Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
25. Information: (575) 743-3942 (Percha Dam) North White Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70), through Saturday. Admission is free. through Saturday (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), and
or (575) 527-8386 (Caballo Lake). Alamogordo. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Information: 747-6667 or noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed July 4. Museum
Operation Dry Water event on boating Admission: $2.50 ($1.50 ages 3-11 and 60 and Showing through July 6: “The Border Does admission is free. Information: 212-0320, elpa-
responsibility is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday though older; free for ages 2 and younger). Not Divide: Artists and Art on the Border,” or on Facebook.
Sunday, July 5-7. Our Rattlesnake Friend pres- Information: (575) 439-4290, or on Facebook The student-led photography exhibit, highlight- Showing through Sept. 22: “From Fire and
entation is 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 13. at Alameda Park Zoo-AFOTZ ing artists along the U.S./Mexico border. Earth,” pottery traditions of the Casas Grande
• Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Information: Showing through Oct 5: “Uncaged Art: Medio Period.
(575) 744-5923. Firework Extravaganza is 9:15 Aguirre Spring Campground — The Tornillo Children’s Detention Camp,” a multi- Showing through Sept. 29: “El Paso
to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6. Organ Mountain recreational area, run by the sensory exhibit based on art that the teenagers Community College’s 50th Anniversary:
federal Bureau of Land Management, is off U.S. created during their confinement. Honoring the Past, Building the Future.”
Gila Cliff Dwellings National 70 about 15 miles east of Las Cruces. Fifty-five • Showing through November: “Pride
Monument — 44 miles north of Silver City family camping and picnic sites, plus two group El Paso Funeral Museum — 6111 S. Cinema: Queer Film and Culture in the 20th
on NM Highway 15. Entrance fee: $10. areas. Day-use fee is $5 per vehicle; camping Desert (Perches Funeral Home), featuring arti-
and 21st Century,” featuring films focused on
Information: (575) 536-9461 or fee is $7. Information, group reservations: cles, memorabilia, curios and antiques of the
LGBTQ+ issues.
The trail to the cliff dwellings is open from 9 (575) 525-4300. funeral industry. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Camps are 8 a.m. to noon for age 8-18 run
a.m. to 4 p.m. year round. Everyone must be Monday through Saturday; open selected
Tuesdays through Fridays through July 26.
off the trail by 5 p.m. Visitor center is open 8 Dripping Springs Natural Area — The Sundays. Admission is free. Information: 581-
Cost: $70 per week ($55 members).
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. recreational area, part of the Organ Mountain- 0102 or
Registration: 867-6261.
Ranger-led 30-minute guided tours of the cliff Desert Peaks National Monument, is at the Homenaje a Frida Kahlo is noon to 6 p.m.
dwellings are 1 p.m. daily through Labor Day base of the Organ Mountains at the end of Saturday, July 6, with a viewing of the “Frida Los Portales Museum and Visitor
weekend. Trail is moderately strenuous. Dripping Springs Road (the eastern extension Kahlo” movie, art classes, folkloric ballet, and a Center — 1521 San Elizario Road. Hours are
Monthly full moon night hikes take visitors on of University Avenue), about 10 miles east of Kahlo look-a-like contest. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday,
a tour of the cliff dwellings. Next on is Saturday Las Cruces. Gates open 7 a.m. to sunset April noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
through October and 8 a.m. to sunset El Paso Holocaust Museum — 715 N. Information: 851-1682.
July 13. Visitors required to wear sturdy shoes
November through March. Admission: $5 per Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
or boots, and should bring red-lens flashlights
vehicle. Leashed pets allowed on some trails. through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Magoffin Home State Historic Site —
or headlamps. Times vary each month. Call for
Information: (575) 522-1219. Sunday. Free admission. Information: 351-0048 1120 Magoffin. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
reservations; hikes fill quickly.
or Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m.
Showing through July 5: ”The Anguish of Sunday. Visitor Center is at 1117 Magoffin;
Dedicated to the health of all El Paso Liberation as Reflected in Art,” based on works closed Sunday. Tours on the hour; last tour at
from the Yad Vashem Art Collection, which 4 p.m. Cost: $7 ($6 seniors 65 and older; $4
were created 1945-1947 by Holocaust sur- ages 6-18; free under age 6). Information: 533-
4026 N . M ES A B-1 vivors. The works express the profound emo- 5147, or Facebook.
915.356.4 572 tions of unspeakable suffering and loss, as well • Bread Pudding cooking class is 10 a.m. (fami-
as the relief and joy of liberation. ly-friendly) and 1 p.m. (for adults), Saturday,
Come see us for help with ... “Be Incredible! Summer Camp” is 9 a.m. to July 6. $5. Call to reserve a spot.
noon Monday through Friday, July 22-26, for • Free Braintrust Bag Lunch mini-lecture is
age 8-12. Cost: $50 ($40 siblings and museum noon Wednesday, July 10. Susan Barnum will
Sleep Happiness
Anxiety Wellness members). Registration: Cynthia Serafin, 351- discuss “The Mayoral Election of 1897” by
Depression Pain 0048 or Machelle Wood.
• Free yoga 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13 and 27.
Focus & More El Paso Museum of Archaeology — • “Make-a-Thing” arts and crafts are 10 a.m.
4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso.
the third Thursday of each month. The July 18
Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
project is bud vases. Cost: $10.
Saturday (closed July 4). Tours are 10:30 to 2
• Victorian Club is 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20, to
p.m. Saturdays. Museum is open until 9 p.m.
discuss “The Invisible Man,” by H.G. Wells.
Thursdays through August. Admission is free.
and U.S./Mexico relations.
Information: 212-0421, archaeology.elpaso-, or on Facebook at EPMArch. National Border Patrol Museum and
Showing through Sept. 14: Memorial Library — 4315 Transmountain
• “Language of the Stone: Rock Art of the Drive. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
Jornada Mogollon” showcasing photographs of through Saturday. Closed July 4. Admission is
petroglyphs and pictographs; and “Ancient free. Information: 759-6060 or borderpatrol-
Borderland: The Jornada Mogollon.”
Showing through Jan. 11: “An Ageless Craft:
Historic and Modern Pueblo Pottery,” display- Las Cruces area
ing the work of potters from most of the Rio
Grande and Western Pueblos.
Branigan Cultural Center — 501 N.
Main, Las Cruces. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30
Free archery and atl-atl demonstrations are
p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 6 and 27.
p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. First Friday
Open House is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 18,
Ramble. Information: (575) 541-2154, las-
with refreshments, short films, hands on activi- or on Facebook at LCMuseums.
ties and behind the scenes tours for all ages.
Showing through July 20: “The Front
Workshops with Maria Natividad (for ages 18
Porch,” photographs by Storm Sermay.
and older) are 6 to 8 p.m. on selected
Showing through Sept. 7: “Originales,” Lidia
Thursdays. Cost: $40 per workshop ($25
Avina explores childhood memories and New
members); includes supplies. Preregistration
Mexico culture.
required at 212-3273.
Showing July 5-Oct. 19: “Preserving Our
• July 11: Repujado (metal embossing)
Stories: The Mesquite Historic District,” an
• July 25: Amate Painting (Mexican folk art on
exhibit about the Mesquite neighborhood.
bark fiber paper)
The museum will be open until 8 p.m.
Free presentations are at 2 p.m. the fourth
Wednesdays. Special programs are 5 to 7 p.m.
Thursday of the month. Seating is limited. July
Culture camps are 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in
27: ”Beauty from the Earth: An Introduction to
Pueblo Pottery” by Jeff Romney.
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Museum use fee applies. Luciana Rynerson, wife of Col. William Logan p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is
Saturday Family Science is 11:30 a.m. Rynerson; Ms. Mattie, camp follower and laun- free. Information: (575) 546-2382, 1-800-848-
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Saturday, July 6. Topic is Rockets. dress at Fort Cummings; “Silly Sally,” local 4955 or
Super Scientists drop-in activities for all ages school marm; and Gen. Henry Hopkins Sibley.
through July. Preregistration required: Kyle Geronimo Springs Museum — 211 Main
are 10 a.m. to noon select Saturdays. “Brain Archaeology Afternoon for age 8-14 is 1 to 4
Dickson, (575) 541-2219. in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Hours are 9
Day” is July 27. p.m. Friday, July 12. Cost: $3 per student; reg-
• July 15-19: Holidays of the World Camp for a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon
ister by July 9; space is limited. Registration:
grades 1-2. Las Cruces Railroad Museum — 351 N. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 ($2.50 stu-
• July 22-26: Spanish Art Camp for grades 3-5. Mesilla. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. dents 6 to 18; free for ages 5 and younger).
The annual Ice Cream Sunday is noon to 4
Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Family rates: $15. Information: (575) 894-6600
Las Cruces Museum of Nature and p.m. on “National Ice Cream Day” Sunday, July
Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. First Friday Ramble. or
Science — 411 N. Main in the Las Cruces 21. Visitors can make their own ice cream
Admission is free. Information: (575) 528-3444,
Downtown Mall. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 using tin cans or plastic bags. The annual ice Hubbard Museum of the American or on Facebook at LCMuseums.
p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30
Brown Bag Lectures series is noon, Tuesday,
cream sandwich eating races 2:30 p.m., with West — 841 U.S. Hwy 70 West, next to
p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. First Friday registration noon to 2 p.m. Only those who Ruidoso Downs (N.M.) Race Track. Hours are
July 9. Dan Flores presents “Las Cruces
Ramble. Information: (575) 522-3120, las- sign up will be allowed to compete. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday.
Memory Lane: A Look Back at Our History.” or on Facebook at LCMuseums. Candle Making for all ages is 1:30 to 3 p.m. Admission: $7 ($5 seniors, military; $2 ages 6-
Family Game Day is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday,
The museum will be open until 8 p.m. Saturday, July 6 and 27. 16). Information: (575) 378-4142, hubbardmu-
July 13.
Wednesdays. Special programs are 5 to 7 p.m. Showing in the Arts Corridor through Aug. or on Facebook.
Now featured is the exhibit “Sun, Earth, NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum 4: “Animals of the Southwest” by Dinah Swan.
Universe,” which explores the big questions Showing through Sept. 13: “Drawn to the Museum of the Big Bend — Sul Ross
— 4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. Hours
Land: Peter Hurd’s New Mexico.” State University (Entrance 3), Hwy 90 in
NASA is trying to answer about the earth, sun, are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday,
Craft for Kids are 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays; Alpine, Texas. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
and other planets. noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for
free with museum admission. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m.
A STEAMPunk presentation to discover the adults, $4 seniors 60 and older; $3 children age
Registration required for all workshops, as Sunday. Guided tours available. Admission is
stories behind science’s greatest rebels is 11:30 4-17; free for members, veterans and children
space is limited. To register for workshops, or free. Information: (432) 837-8143 or museu-
a.m. one Saturday a month. The July 13 pres- age 3 and under. Information: (575) 522-4100
for more information, contact LuAnn Kilday at
entation is on astronaut John Glenn. or
575-522-4100 or Showing through Sept. 2: “Everything is
The museum will host a Full Moon Hike of An evening of Chautauqua-like performances
• Felting Workshop is 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Also Something Else,” photographs by Burton
Dripping Springs Natural Area, beginning at the depicting New Mexico’s historical characters is
July 13. Materials provided. Fee: $10. Pritzker from his “Texas Rangeland” and
Dripping Springs Visitor Center at 7:30 p.m. 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11. Performances fea-
Summer Camps run selected Tuesday through “Forgotten Planes” series plus new works.
Tuesday, July 16. A $5 Dripping Springs day ture portrayals of cattle rancher Charles Fuller;
Thursdays through July. Registration at friend- New Mexico Museum of Space History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. The
• Wonders of Wool for ages 7-11 is 9 a.m. to museum features the International Space Hall
12:30 p.m. July 9-11. Registration (by July 4): of Fame and the Tombaugh IMAX Dome
$35; $30 members.: Theater and Planetarium. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5
• Little Farmers Story Time for ages 5-8 is 9:30 p.m. daily. Admission: $6 ($5 seniors and mili-
to 11:30 a.m. July 23-25. Registration (by July tary, $4 ages 4-12, children 3 and younger
18): $30; $25 members. free). Information: (575) 437-2840, nmspace-
Wednesday Evening Programs — The or Facebook at NMSpaceMuseum.
four Las Cruces city museums will be open Launch Pad Lecture is 9 to 11 a.m. Frida, July
until 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 28, 5, on “Where Were You: Apollo X,” with
with special programs 5-7 p.m. Information: museum Executive Director Chris Orwoll. or on Facebook. Admission is free.
The museums are the Las Cruces Museum of ‘Rocketeer Academy’ camps run through
Art, Branigan Cultural Center and the Museum Aug. 2. No camp week of July 4.
of Nature and Science, at 411-501 N. Main in Overland Trail Museum — Fort Davis,
the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, and the Texas. Hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and
Railroad Museum, 351 N. Mesilla. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Information:
• July 3: Train Dominoes at the Railroad (915) 426-3161.
Museum, and “Art 21” Art in the 21st Century
documentary at 5:30 p.m. at Museum of Art. Sacramento Mountains Historical
• July 10: Bioluminescence presentation is 5 Museum — 1000 U.S. 82, Cloudcroft, N.M.
p.m. at the Museum of Nature and Science, and Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
“Goodnight Train” pajama storytime is 6:30 Admission: $5 ($3 ages 6 to 12); $1 military dis-
p.m. at the Railroad Museum. count. Information: (575) 682-2932 or cloud-
• July 17: “Elements of Art: Shape” at the
Museum of Art, and Family STEM Night on Silver City Museum — 312 W. Broadway,
“Space” at the Museum of Nature and Science. Silver City. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• July 24: Crime Scene Science at the Museum Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
of Nature and Science, and Summer Cooking Saturday and Sunday. Open until 7 p.m. the
Recipe Swap at the Branigan Cultural Center. first Friday of the month. Admission: $5.
• July 31: Family Art Night at the Museum of Information: (575) 538-5921, silvercitymuse-
Art and Skull-tastic animal skull presentation at, or on Facebook.
the Museum of Nature and Science. Showing through 2019 is “Ranching in Grant
• Aug. 7: “Pioneers of the Mesilla Valley” pre- County” exhibit exploring the history, art,
sented by Hank Caruthers is 6 p.m. at the social organizations, sports, and culture that
Railroad Museum, and Loteria at the Branigan surround this rural lifestyle.
Cultural Center. The annual Independence Day Ice Cream
White Sands Missile Range Museum Social is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 4,
and Missile Park — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with live music, traditional children’s games,
Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. dress up in costume, and set up tent and the
Saturday and Sunday. Closed July 4. Free Cake Walk, with more than 70 cakes.
admission. Visitors must provide a current Toy Train Depot — Alameda Park, 1991
license, car registration and proof of insurance. N. White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo. An actual
Information: (575) 678-8824 (local call) or train depot built in 1898, the building now houses a gift shop and model shop. Hours are
noon to 4:40 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Also Admission: $4. Information: (575) 437-2855.
The 1/5 scale train track offers rides around
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum — 301 Alameda Park 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday
S. Silver, Deming, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 through Sunday. Cost: $4.

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Artist restores landmark
In the beginning, I had been a bit intimi- our renovation we will take advantage of

Upper Valley wood beams

dated by the unusual scope of the project, some moveable walls, which will allow us
but in the end I was totally satisfied with to create some smaller, more intimate

the outcome. It taught me, “Never say spaces. These will make it possible for us
never — any opportunity to paint serves as to display more of our works on paper,
a blank canvas on which to create!!!” which are a major portion of our collec-
tion, on permanent display.”
hose who drive the old Route 20 in Art Museum renovation The museum’s first floor will remain
the Upper Valley probably have open and will feature a series of robust
noticed the charming white adobe For those of you who may still not be
aware, the 2nd floor of the El Paso exhibits that include “Visions of a
house and its brick companion on the Borderland,” paintings and illustrations
southeast corner of Sunset and Doniphan. Museum of Art, which includes the Woody
and Gayle Hunt Family Gallery, the created by Mexican artist and illustrator
These buildings have housed a series of Antonio Castro. The exhibition showcases
small businesses including the White Spur Dorrance and Olga Roderick Gallery, the
Tom Lea Gallery, the Peter and Margaret illustrations Castro made for El Paso’s
Cleaners; a small gift shop and later a fab- longtime Popular Department Store, and
ric store. However, few travelers are aware de Wetter Gallery and the Kress
Collection, is currently closed for renova- later for books about the region published
of the historical significance of these locally by Cinco Puntos Press.
buildings, which were once part of the vast tions. Its reopening Sept. 29 will be cele-
brated with a must-see exhibition entitled, Opening Aug. 23 and running through
land holdings of pioneer businessman and Jan. 5 will be the exhibition “Tom Lea and
promoter Zach White. And very few have “The El Paso Museum of Art: 60 years of
Collecting.” World War II,” showcasing works by Tom
taken time to view the beautiful carvings Lea that have not been shown before in
that adorn the front and side vigas (wood- With the closure of the 2nd floor gal-
leries May 13, the museum undertook one this area. These include paintings, water-
en beams) of the home. color illustrations and preparatory draw-
Born and raised in the Blue Ridge of the largest renovations since moving
into the building in 1998. ings on loan from the renowned U S.
Mountains of West Virginia, White was the Army Center of Military History at Fort
youngest in a family of 21 children. He Museum Director Victoria Ramirez
explains, “We have been in this building Belvoir, Va., plus key pieces by Lea from
received only a grade school education, the EPMA permanent collection.
but White’s true talents lay in knowing for more than 20 years, so now it is time to
bring some things up to date. The City of A new program that runs through Sept.
how to work with people. Seeking to better 15 is “La Sala” (The Living Room), which
his life by traveling out west, White came El Paso has dedicated approximately
$450,000 for upgrades, which will ensure features a Community Art Studio where
to El Paso by stagecoach in 1881, just a children and adults can watching artists-in-
few months before the railroad arrived in that the museum will continue to be a safe
and secure place not only for the art but residence as they work in their individual
what was then a dusty border town with a mediums, and attend a series of workshops
population of only 736 souls. for the public as well. These will include a
new fire system; work on the roof, new on how to create their own art as well.
Quickly realizing the potential of El Paso Pop-up performances by dancers and musi-
Photo courtesy Lisa Matta Brown floors and some moveable walls, which
as a gateway to Juárez and Mexico, White cians will round out this inviting program-
began investing a $10,000 nest egg he had will allow us to bring new interpretations
When the bridge was dismantled, the and insights to our permanent collection.” ming. For more information go to the
earned in Dallas and Waco. His first busi- museum’s website:
ness ventures were a grocery and later a large timbers were used for several “Our permanent collection is comprised
hardware store. However, his future wealth Manhattan Heights homes and also for the of more than 7,000 items and sadly, we are
vigas in this adobe building. Local artist only able to display 3 to 5 percent at any Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer
would come from investing in real estate specializing in the visual arts.
holdings including the International Bridge and woodworker Eduardo Rodriguez creat- one time,” Ramirez continued. “As part of
between the cities of Juárez and El Paso. ed a series of carvings on the beam on the
Dedicated to public service as well, he front of the building that depict the control
helped install electric lighting and natural of the region beginning with indigenous
gas in the city, but his most visible people, then the Spanish, later Texans and
achievement was ownership of the Camino eventually the railroad.
Real Hotel. He was also instrumental in When White passed away at age 81 in
bringing about the construction of January 1932, Paul Harvey Sr. purchased
Elephant Butte Dam. the White Farm. The Harvey family has
Attracted by the low price of land north continued to develop land in the area
of downtown, mainly sandy hillsides and including building the Substation Shopping
swamps that many considered worthless, area and combining the brick and adobe
White purchased much of what is today buildings into one unit that currently hous-
known as the Upper Valley. His holdings es the EP Riverbend Development offices.
went north from what is now Sunland Park About 2 ½ years ago, the current building
Drive, and he later owned or leased much owner, Will Harvey Jr., and his interior
of the land all the way north to the New designer Sally Dinsmoor commissioned
Mexico border. local artist Lisa Matta Brown to refurbish
In 1918, White donated 126 acres of farm the main beam and smaller side beams.
land, not far from his Riverbend Ranch in At the time Brown undertook this project,
the area of present day Frontera Street, for her only expectations were to strip off the
the use of the newly authorized El Paso old paint and sap which was deeply
Country Club. In 1928 White received embedded in the beams, and then to sand
authorization to straighten a section of the the surface until smooth enough to repaint.
Rio Grande, removing a major loop near “This task alone took me about a week to
what is now a Boy Scout camp. This pro- complete,” she said. “My husband, Dan,
vided better flood control and increased was helping me with the scaffolding, and
the prospects of home building. he asked me, “Lisa, did you know there
Because there were no utility services, he were carved images on the beams?” “I
drilled wells in the area where Stonehedge knew there was something there but I had
and the Willows homes are currently locat- no idea how significant they were until I
ed, and the water was pumped to a large got a lot of the old varnish off. And to my
tank situated at what is now 150 Sunset. . amazement I saw that the main beam on
The brick building fronting on Doniphan, the Sunset side had an image of a man.
now painted a pale green, was constructed Once I started to paint the carved images I
in 1929 to house the White Water Works, could clearly see the historical timeline
which provided drinking water to the area. carved into the front beam.
The historic white adobe, added in 1936, “In reworking the images, I wanted to
served as the home for the onsite water keep the beams as nostalgic as possible
manager and his family. The beams used in and keeping that in mind, I toned down my
its construction were originally part of the color palette because I love to use bright
International Bridge owned by White. colors in my artwork. It took me approxi-
mately four weeks to complete the project.
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Agave Rosa Gallery — The gallery and stu- than two dozen paintings and illustrations cre-
dio of Manuel Piña is at 905 Noble. Hours are ated over 60 years. It also features materials
noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 11 related to his process and some of the illustra-
a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Information: 533- tions he made for books and El Paso’s longtime
8011. department store, The Popular.
Showing July 6-27: Exhibits of paintings by La Sala de Arte: A Community Art Studio 11
Maria Socorro Muñoz. Opening reception is 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. selected days for children and
to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 6. adults to enjoy art throughout the summer
with an artist-in-residence, workshops and
Art Windows of El Paso — The City of El pop-up performances. Visitors can also take
         Paso’s art space in El Paso at El Paso part in self-guided art making. RSVP requested.
     International Airport’s main lobby. Information: • Saturday, July 6: “Red, White, & Azul”
780-4781 or inspired by artist-in-residence Laura Turón,
Showing through July 26: The Art of Bert

who will use red, white, and blue to create
           Saldana. Saldana worked as a muralist for the El optical illusions.
El Paso: 1500 Airway (•  7144 Gateway East • 4757 Hondo Pass • 2929 N. Mesa Paso Museum of Art from 1976-1980 and • Wednesdays, July 10-31: Turón explores
6440 N. Mesa • 7801 N. Mesa (•  2275 Trawood (•  1331 N. Zaragoza • 3464 Joe Battle retired after 35 years as Senior Museum Exhibit objects through science and technology to
Las Cruces: 1435 S. Valley • ( 445 S. Telshor Designer/Artist for the U.S. Army. His fascina- make art discover optical illusions.
tion with the Native American and indigenous • Saturday, Aug. 3: “Mi Musica, My Music.”
peoples of the Southwest is exhibited in the oil Make instruments with nontraditional materials.
portraits and other art. Summer Camp for youth and teens run
His gallery featuring Southwestern Art is at through Aug. 2.
1501 Main Street in the San Elizario Arts
District. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and
Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gift Shop — The gallery of impressionist
Saturday and Sunday. Information: 479-2926 or painter Alberto Escamilla is at 1445 Main Street in San Elizario. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday through Saturday, and 12:30 to
Celebration of Our Mountains Art 4:30 p.m. Sunday and by appointment.
Exhibit — Entries for the annual exhibit at Information: 851-0742 or 474-1800, or alber-
Ardovino’s Desert Crossing in Sunland Park,
are now being taken. Entry fee: $10 per piece;
works may be submitted in person or digitally. Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon.
Information: (575) 589-0653 or The gallery specializes in local and early El Paso
art. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
Chinati Foundation — Marfa, Texas. Friday, or by appointment. Information: 533-
Created by artist Donald Judd, the Chinati 9090 or
Foundation houses one of the world’s largest Marcus’s home and studio, located across the
collections of permanently installed contempo- street, are available for personal tours.
rary art. Grounds close at 5 p.m. Admission is Showing through July 26: “Nudes & More,”
$10 ($5 for students, seniors). Full tour is $25 works depicting the human form by Krystyna
($10 students). Information: (432) 729-4362 or Robbins, Estelle Goldman, Willibald De Cabrera, Mauricio Mora, Daniel Padilla, Teresa
Crossland Gallery — The El Paso Art Fernandez, Isabel Olivares, Francisco Romero,
Association’s gallery is at 500 W. Paisano (in Diego “Robot” Martinez, Hal Marcus, Tome
the Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are 11 a.m. Le, Mago Gandara, Bill Rakocy, Lillian Sandoval,
to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 and John W. MacKenzie.
p.m. Saturdays. Information: 534-7377, Ho Baron Sculpture Garden and, or on Facebook. Studio – Baron’s surreal outdoor sculpture
Showing June 28-Aug. 2: “American garden at 2830 Aurora (at Piedras) is visible
Expression,” artworks and artwords celebrat- from the street, featuring several of his large-
ing the United States. Opening reception is scale works. His indoor studio hours are noon
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 28. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, or by appointment. The
Dozal Art Gallery — The gallery of award- indoor studio features his sculpture, drawings,
winning artist Robert Dozal is at 1445 Main and art assemblages as well as access to a sec-
Street in the San Elizario Art District. Hours ond private sculpture garden. Information: 915-
are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through 562-7820 or
Sunday, or by appointment. Information: 777- Impressionism with Ron Fritsch — El
5237 or Paso Art Association will host a class for both
El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts acrylic or oil painters led by Ron Fritsch 9 a.m.
Festival Plaza, downtown. Hours are 9 a.m. to to noon Saturdays, July 20-Aug. 3, at the Art
5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Junction, 500 West Paisano, second floor. Cost:
Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to $150 for 18 hours of instructions. Register with
9 p.m. Thursday. Closed Mondays and holidays. Karla at 534-7377 or at
Admission is free. Information: 212-0300 or The museum’s upstairs galleries are Materials list available at registration or upon
closed for renovations through Sept. 27.The request by sending a message at 241-1734.
museum’s first floor will remain open. International Museum of Art — 1211
Showing through Aug. 7: “Antonio Castro: Montana. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visions of a Borderland.” Born in 1941 in Wednesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Zacatecas, Mexico, painter and illustrator Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 543-
Castro has lived and worked for most his life in 6747,
the El Paso/Juárez borderland. This exhibition
shares his vision of the region through more
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Art Scene Doña Ana Arts & Cultural Center — • July 3: “Art 21” Art in the 21st Century doc- location; maps are available at area chambers of
1740 Calle de Mercado. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 umentary at 5:30 p.m. commerce, Ruidoso Regional Arts Council.
Cont’d from Page 26
p.m. Monday through Friday. Information: • July 17: “Elements of Art: Shape”
Alto Artists Studio Tour — The artists of
(575) 523-6403 or • July 31: Family Art Night
Showing July 7-27: “International Eye of the the Alto, N.M., area will open their studios for
Showing July 2-28 at the gallery: “Desert
Camera” annual juried photography show and Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery — the 16th annual free public tour Aug. 2-4. The
Mountains and Abundant Valleys,” an exhibit of
sale. Reception is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 7. 2470-A Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, across self-guided tour features studios and galleries in
plein air and studio paintings by Michelle
Topsy Turvy Tea Party is 1 to 5 p.m. from the Fountain Theatre. Hours are 10 a.m. Alto, Ruidoso and throughout Lincoln County.
Augustyniak, Linda Hagen, Judy Licht, Arlene
Saturday, July 13, with “maddest hat” contest, to 5 p.m. daily. Information: (575) 522-2933 or Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and
Tugel and Rhoda Winters.
food, tea, prizes, raffle, games, and photos with Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Opening Reception is 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday,
characters from “Alice in Wonderland. “Cost: Featured in July are local artists Bonnie Information: (432) 208-7957 altoartistsstudio-
July 13. Artists will be present.
$35 ($30 children over nine). MacQuarrie and Lori Shalett. MacQuarrie or on Facebook.
‘Feed Your Mind’ seminar series July sessions
makes tile wall art and small tables. Shalett Free preview party with artists is 5 to 7 p.m.
La Mesa Gallery — The gallery located on are instructed by Kathleen Key. Individual ses-
works with gemstone jewelry. Wednesday, July 31, at the Spencer Theater.
Hwy. 28, one block from Chope’s restaurant in sions: $20. Information: (575) 523-6403 or
Alto is 5 miles north of Ruidoso on Highway
La Mesa, features artists from Hatch, Las Renaissance ArtsFaire submissions — 48. A brochure with artists’ names and a map
Cruces, La Mesa, Berino and El Paso. Hours • Parts 8 and 9 of the nine-part Feed Your Doña Ana Arts Council is taking submissions for
of the studio locations is available at Ruidoso
are 11 to 3, Friday and Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m. Mind seminar series on “Late 19th and 20th the 48th annual juried Renaissance ArtsFaire
Chamber of Commerce, participating studios
Sunday 1 to 3 or by appointment. Information: Century Art” are 3 to 4:30 p.m. or 5:30 to 7 Nov 2-3. Also sought are non-profit organiza-
and all sponsor locations.
(575) 644-3756. p.m. Monday, July 1 and 8. tions. Applications at Doña Ana Arts Council
• Parts 8 and 9 of the 9-week History of offices, 1740 Calle de Mercado, Suite B, Art Hop — MainStreet Truth or
Romy Hawkins Studio Gallery — The Fashion and Fashion Design are 1:30 to 3 p.m. Mesilla. Information: (575) 523-6403 or Consequences sponsors the event 6 to 9 p.m.
gallery at 1445 Main in San Elizario features
Thursday, July 11 and 18. Artists can apply online at zapplica- the second Saturday of each month (July 13) in
Metal Art, Crosses, Retablos and more. Hours
The “Promoting Art in the Mesilla Valley” free Application fee for all booths is $35 the downtown gallery district. Information tor-
are 11 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. Wednesday through
speaker series is noon to 1:30 p.m. the last ($50 corner booth). Booth fees range from
Sunday. Information: 929-8074.
Friday of the month (July 26). The July meeting $275-$670, depending on booth type.
Cloudcroft Summer Art Workshops —
Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald will be “Art Therapy” with local artist and Food vendors, non-profits, and Children’s
Cloudcroft Art Workshops hosts its annual fine
Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is off Dawson teacher, Jan Hampton. Participants may bring a Realm participants may apply at
art workshops at the “Old Red School House”
Drive next to the Sun Bowl. Hours are 10 a.m. sack lunch. Information:
“ArtRageous” art classes 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Rio Grande Theatre Gallery — 211 N. (Public Library), 90 Swallow Place in
to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (open until 7
Main in Las Cruces. Information: (575) 541- Cloudcroft, N.M. Five-day workshops are
p.m. Thursday) and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. selected Wednesdays. Classes include materials
2290, or on Facebook. offered 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through
Information: 747-6151, or on and light refreshments. July 10 and 17 classes
Showing through July 26: “Lucha Libre” pho- Fridays through Aug. 9. Cost per workshop
Facebook at RubinCenter. also offered 2 to 4 p.m. All levels welcome.
tography by Jerry Villagrana. Villagrana grew up varies ($340-$525). Information: Linda Carter,
Showing through Aug. 9: Wear old clothes or smock. Cost $35 per class
in El Paso and attended many Lucha Libre (575) 682-3601,
• 2019 Juried UTEP Student Exhibition, show- (includes materials and light refreshments).
events in Juarez. The images in this collection, or
casing art and design by undergraduates. Registration: (575) 523-6403 or
were taken in various arenas throughout on Facebook.
• “Not-So-Lone-Star: A Gathering of Texas • July 10: Pochoir Printing with Roy Van Der
Mexico. The Village of Cloudcroft has hosted the sum-
Makers.” The exhibit connects 37 artists cur- Aa. Technique of printmaking using stencils.
mer art workshops for more than 60 years.
rently residing in Texas whose creative prac- • July 17: Introduction to Encaustic Painting
Workshops offered for all levels, led by accom-
tices engage in the conceptual dialogue of con- with Carrie Greer. Encaustic is painting with
plished area artists.
temporary jewelry and metalsmithing. hot wax and resin with colored pigments.
A “Reinventing the Link” jewelry-making • July 24: Rust Dyeing with Vickie Morrow. Lincoln County Art Loop — Lincoln • July 8-12: Judi Betts, Watercolor • July
County artists will host open houses at various 8-11: Michael McCullough, Acrylic
workshop, instructed by UTEP metals profes- Learn to transfer rusty old objects onto fabric
studios 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through • July 15-19: Mike Mahon, Pastels, Oil, Acrylic
sor Jess Tolbert, is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. like clothing, prayer flags, quilting, fiber art.
Sunday, July 5-7, during the 24th annual self- • July 15-19: Ken Hosmer, Oil, Acrylic
Wednesday, July 24. Three pieces of fabric provided; attendees
guided tour on a scenic route from Carrizozo Michael McCullough
Family Workshops and Art + Meditation for encouraged to bring more of their own white
to the lower Hondo Valley. The tour includes • July 22-26: Steve Rogers, Watercolor
Kids offered selected days in through Aug. 2. fabric or white items to dye.
locations throughout the countryside outside of • July 29-Aug. 2: Donna Bland, Oil
No preregistration needed for yoga and medi- • July 31: Introductory Beading: make an ankle
the Ruidoso area. Information: 1-855-522-5667. • Aug. 5-9: David Lobenberg, Watercolor.
tation classes. Space is limited for family work- bracelet and earrings with Lisa Carlson.
Look for the Art Loop signs identifying each
shops; registration at 747-6151.
Downtown Ramble — The City of Las Please see Page 28
San Elizario Art District — Several gal- Cruces hosts an evening of music and art 5 to 7
leries and studios are located 1445 to 1501 p.m. the first Friday of the month at art venues
Main Street near the San Elizario Plaza on the of in a seven-block stretch of Las Cruces
Mission Trail. Artists include Albert Escamilla, Downtown Mall. Information: (575) 647-0508.
Robert Dozal, Romy Hawkins, Bert Saldaña and
Las Cruces Museum of Art — 491 N.
Gaspar Enriquez. Most galleries open 10 a.m.
Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to
to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m.
4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to
to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. First Friday
Information: 474-1800 or 851-0093.
Ramble. Information: (575) 541-2137, las-
Street Art Pop Up by Zona Centro — or on Facebook at LCMuseums.
Zona Centro Mexican Eatery, 218 E. Mills, fea- Showing through July 20: “Personal to
tures monthly pop up street art 7 to 10 p.m. on Political: Celebrating the African American
last Thursdays (July 25). Information: 444-8439 Artists of Paulson Fontaine Press,” featuring 14
or on Facebook at ZonaCentroElPaso. artists prominent in contemporary art, including
Kerry James Marshall, Martin Puryear, the
Xolo Gallery — The contemporary art Gee’s Bend quilters and others. Gallery tours
gallery is at 2812 N. Piedras. Hours are 5 to 8 of the exhibit are 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, July 6
p.m. Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, and 1 to 5 and 20.
p.m. Saturday. Information: 264-2777 or xolo- “Artventurous” free art appreciation activities Showing through July 19: Moses are 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday. July’s
Ayoub: Recent Paintings, including scenes from theme is Divisionism.
people and places around El Paso. Education Station is 2:30 p.m. the second
Saturday of the month (July 13) for youth and
Las Cruces/Mesilla fourth Saturday of the month for adults (July
27), with presentations or activities coinciding
10-10 Arts Hop — Doña Ana Arts Council with current exhibits.
hosts events 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. the second Summer art classes run 10 a.m. to noon and 1
Saturday of every month (July 13). Participating to 3 p.m. Monday though Friday, through July
galleries are DAAC Arts & Cultural Center (4 26 for kids and teens, and through July 27,
to 7 p.m.), NMSU University Art Gallery (10 for adults.
a.m. to 4 p.m.), Rokoko Gallery (4 to 7 p.m.), The museum will be open until 8 p.m.
and Art Obscura (7 to 10 p.m.). Information: Wednesdays through Aug. 28. Special pro-
(575) 523-6403. Information: grams are 5 to 7 p.m. unless listed otherwise:

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Despite initial looks, teen Taking a Look Back
turned into great helper by John McVey Middagh

L ast month I mentioned Tommy, one

of my helpers at my Cowboy
Trading Post. I first met him when
he and his mother caught me as they
rounded the corner of the store heading
He wandered off and I found him out-
side, standing to one side watching the
goings on. Not mixing or talking, just
toward the back corrals. The kid was standing. I thought it was a little funny
wearing “camo” pants with his long hair no one had brought him into the group.
pulled back and covered with a black I called Sarah, an older girl who had
bandana. His britches were bloused into been with me for years, and asked her to
his black scruffy army boots. He was help Tommy saddle up QT. The mare
swinging a set of nunchucks, a weapon was one of my first-timer horses, just
associated with some martial arts. about as safe a horse as one could have.
His mother, who looked haggard and Sarah was a jewel. She took him right
unkempt, introduced herself and her son, under her wing getting him to help get
then plunged right into telling me she’d QT up, brushed and saddled.
heard about a horse program I ran and We rode the horses for nearly an hour
wanted to sign him up. She also wanted and a half. Sarah stuck close to Tommy
to know if there was any time during the that first ride and they became friends.
week, because Tommy was home- Tommy kept coming on Saturdays, then
schooled and needed to get out of the one day he just showed up on Tuesday
house. and that became a habit until he started
Already I was a bit leery based on their showing up on Mondays. By that time he
appearance and the fact that they’d hunt- had quit wearing camo gear. He started
ed me up in the middle of a weekday showing up in regular jeans and even
morning. I told her I didn’t think I could cowboy boots.
help them. She kept on. So I told her In the months he’d been showing up it
about the program I called “Trail became clear he could not read or write
Busters,” which met three hours every or make change for a $20 bill.
Saturday morning. The youngster was to It was my custom to sit down at my
be left at 9 a.m. with $20 and the under- desk each afternoon, when I could, and
standing that he or she was to learn all put my feet up for a few minutes and
that was required to help with the horses. read. Tommy would come in and sit at
That meant sometimes they would help the little oak school desk I had. That
clean pens and take care of the horses, bothered me so one day I handed him an
which could mean everything from help- old Western Horseman magazine. He’d
ing with a birth or burial. thumb through it looking at pictures, and
I told Tommy’s mother all this as I did one day asked me what the caption under
all parents straight-out because I wanted a picture said.
to avoid any later repercussions. Tommy stuck around for years and in
Knowing their child would take home that time he learned to read, became a
those things and possibly bring them up good horseman, a good wrangler on my
at the dinner table, I didn’t want any of it rides, a trusted helper, even making
falling back on me. change for customers out of the cashbox.
She stood and listened to all that, while I never paid him a salary, but I did set
her son stood off the side swinging those him up with saddle and tack of his own.
nunchucks from hand to hand, shoulder Then came September 1990, the last day
to shoulder. She persisted, begging me to of operations at the Cowboy Trading
allow him to come and come early. Post. As a thank-you for all the help
I said no, hoping my refusal would stop Tommy had given me I gave him the
her from even thinking of Saturdays. I 1952 Ford truck I kept as an extra vehicle
didn’t need a young punk juvenile like at the place.
young Tommy hanging around. They It’s been some 20 years now and I
left, me not knowing what to expect next. haven’t seen Tommy but once. I ran into
Saturday rolled around and sure enough him at a fast food restaurant. The very
who shows up but Tommy wearing his last I heard he was living up in the forest
Commando Joe outfit, minus the of some Eastern state. I still favor the
nunchucks. My regular early birds were memories.
already getting up their favorite horses. John McVey Middagh is a former
I took Tommy’s $20, asking him to hang saddle shop owner. You can reach
tight while I finished visiting with some him at

Southwest Art Scene Columbus, NM. At his request he was assigned

a dusty, barren desert lot and began creating
Cont’d from Page 27
many outdoor sculptures honoring Mother
Earth. Reception is 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 7.
Deming Arts Center — The Deming Arts
Council gallery and gift shop, 100 Gold in Grant County Art Guild Gallery - For its
Deming, N.M., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 50th anniversary, the Grant County Art Guild
Monday through Saturday. Admission is free. gallery has moved from Pinos Altos to the for-
Closed July 4. Information: (575) 546-3663, mer Hester House building, corner of Hester or on Facebook. and Bullard in historic downtown Silver City.
Showing July 2-30: “Sanctuary for the Open year round 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
Goddess: The Legacy of Visionary Artist Ted through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday;
Specker.” In the late 1980s, Specker joined the closed holidays. Information: (575) 538-8216,
Intentional Community of City of the Sun near or on Facebook.

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Cruces Mesilla Valley Mall. Information: barne- Female Staffers from the Obama White At all location: House,” will sign copies of the book at 1 p.m.
Book Club is 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, featur- Saturday, July 27, at the Las Cruces store.
ing “Mrs. Everything” by Jennifer Weiner.
Special edition sold at the store with a reader’s
Books Are Gems — 7744 North Loop Ste
Murder She Read — The book discussion B (behind Compass Bank). The nonprofit
El Paso Writers’ League — The league guide and author essay. Sign up at store or at
group supporting women mystery writers organization sells and gives away new and used
meets 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 13, in the
meets 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, to discuss books. Children who come to the store may
conference room at Bartlett Assisting Living A Young Adult Book Club is 7 p.m. Thursday,
“Murder in the Marais” by Cara Black. Meeting receive six free used books. Teachers can also
Center, 221 Bartlett. Guest speaker is R.S. July 11, to discuss the fantasy “We Hunt the
place varies; call for location. Admission is free. receive free books for their classroom. Hours
Dabney, author of the “Soul Mender Trilogy” Flame” by Hafsah Faizal.
Information: 629-7063 or are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and
and co-host of the Tipsy Nerds Book Club Andrea Flores, co-author of “Yes She Can: 10
Friday; and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday.
Tumblewords Project — The free writing podcast. Dabney will talk on how to open a Stories of Hope and Change from Young
Information: 845-5437 or
workshops are 12:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. story in the right place without falling into traps
Saturdays at the El Paso Public Library Main such as clichéd beginnings, passive voice, and
Branch, 501 N. Oregon. Information: 328-5484 info dumping. Bring a sheet of paper and pencil.
or Admission is free and open to the public.
July’s workshops, “Confessions of a Native Information: 755-4958 or on Facebook at
Son,” are led by Carlos Nicolas Flores. A native ElPasoWritersLeague.
of El Paso, Flores teaches English at Laredo
College. In the 1970s, his decision to teach a Rail Readers Book Club — The club
course on Black and Chicano literature led to a meets at 11 a.m. on the third Wednesday of
National Endowment for the Humanities the month at the Las Cruces Railroad Museum,
Fellowship at Dartmouth College. Currently, he 351 N. Mesilla in Las Cruces. The July 17 book
is finishing a novel about a young Chicano in is “Mystery at the Mortuary” by Donna
search of God amid the border cartel wars. Milburn. Information: (575) 647-4480.
• July 6: “In Search of Ghosts in Paso del
Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club —
The book club devoted to Victorian era science
• July 13: ”Why Don’t You Write Something
fiction meets at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at
Magoffin Home State Historic Site, 1120
• July 20: “A Trivial Satire for Serious
Magoffin. This month’s book is “The Invisible
Man,” by H.G. Wells (1897). Tea and pastries
• July 27: ”Work-in-Progress, Existentialism,
provided. Admission is free. Information: 533-
and Future Landscapes.”
5147, or Facebook.
Reading Art Book Club — The book club
of the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main, LGBT book group — The next event is
meets at 2:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 22, to discuss
each month in the Museum of Nature and the recent nonfiction work “When Brooklyn
Science classroom next door. The July 10 book Was Queer” by Hugh Ryan. Information, loca-
is “Radcliff Bailey: Memory as Medicine” by tion: Ted, 867-4261 or on Facebook at
Carol Thompson. Meetings are free and open ElPasoGLBTBookGroup.
to the public; participants do not need to have
read the book. Information: (575) 541-2217, Barnes & Noble — East Side, Fountains at or Farah; West Side, 705 Sunland Park; and Las

Fort Stanton Live! — The fort’s annual cel- Information, group tours: (575) 388-4477 or
ebration of living history is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (575) 574-8779 or (970) 222-2433.
Saturday, July 13, at Fort Stanton, 20 miles
Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society —
northeast of Ruidoso on Hwy 220. Costumed
Wigwam Museum, 108 E San Antonio. Tours
reenactments, demonstrations, presentations,
are 9 to 11 p.m.; meet at starting point at 8:30
live entertainment, artisans and food vendors.
p.m. Cost: $15. Information: 274-9531 or on
No pets or alcohol allowed. Military ball
Facebook. Tickets at
planned Saturday evening, and church service
• San Elizario Spirits of the Camino Real Ghost
Sunday morning. Admission: $5 (free for age 15
Tour is Friday, July 5, 1501 Main, San Elizario.
and younger). Information: (575) 354-0341,
• Concordia Cemetery Ghost Tour is Saturday, or on Facebook.
July 6, at 3700 E. Yandell.
50 Years of NASA — Victor Murray, • Haunted History Downtown Ghost Tour is
System Safety Engineer at Johnson Space Saturday, July 13, Wigwam Museum.
Center, will host a presentation 7 to 8:30 p.m. • Chinatown Ghost Tour is Saturday, July 20,
Friday, July 19, at Doña Ana Community starting at the Wigwam Museum.
College 2800 Sonoma Ranch in Las Cruces. • Beauties & Beasts Haunted Brother Tour is
Murray will chronicle his experiences from his Saturday, July 27. Adults only.
days as a young technician during the Apollo,
Doña Ana County Genealogical
Skylab, and Space shuttle programs, his involve-
Society — 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 10,
ment as a key safety engineer during the
Las Cruces Railroad Museum, 351 N. Mesilla.
deployment of the International Space Station
Jim McKinney will explore, a
and his current role in helping pave the way to
website where users can post memorials of
Mars with the Orion Capsule. Doors open at 6
deceased relatives and friends. Information:
p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited.
(575) 527-1833 or
Information: Facebook at Las Cruces Museum.
History Notes Lecture Series — The
Fort Bayard Tours — Fort Bayard Historic free monthly program is 1 p.m. Thursday, July
Preservation Society host walking tours of the
11, at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N.
historic fort 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday at
Main, Las Cruces. Jorge Hernandez will talk on
Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark, six
“Chicanos in Liminal Time and Space: An
miles east of Silver City, N.M. off U.S. 180.
Exploration of Historical Narratives.”
Tour begins at Commanding Officer’s Quarter
Information: (575) 541-2154 or
and museum (House 26). Admission is free.

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Theatre hosts performances of the classic tale through July 14 for performances for the
at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at 2019-2020 season. Submission specifications,
Las Cruces High School. Tickets: $7 ($3 age 12 information: Kathrin Berg, 533-4020 or
and younger) at the door. Information: (575)
523-6403, or riograndethe-
‘Rock of Ages’ — The El Paso Independent
School District’s Fine Arts Department pres-
About 60 children grades 1-12 will be cast as
ents the high school edition of the musical by
actors or as assistant directors or technicians as
‘Viva El Paso!’ — El Paso Community working couples, and unrequited love. Chris D’Arienzo, featuring music from “a bunch
part of a weeklong theater experience.
Foundation and El Paso Live present the 42nd of sweet 80’s bands,” for its 34th annual sum-
Auditions are 10 a.m. to noon Monday, July 8.
‘Closer Than Ever’ — El Paso Community mer musical at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through
season of the summertime outdoor musical Tuition: $60 ($20 each additional child in same
College (EPCC) Theater Ensemble presents Saturday, July 17-20, at Bowie Auditorium,
extravaganza with performances at 8 p.m. family), due upon casting; partial scholarships
the regional premiere of Maltby & Shire’s musi- 801 S. San Marcial. Tickets: $5 at the door
Fridays and Saturdays through July 27, at available.
cal revue June 27-July 7, at the Transmountain (cash or checks only) Information: 230-3500.
McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre, directed by
Campus Forum Theater, 9570 Gateway North, Jewel Box Series call for submissions
Keith W. Townsend. June 29, and July 19-20
directed by Greg Thompson. Lyrics by Richard — El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box
‘Little Women’ — Performances of the
performances in Spanish. Tickets: $24 ($16 Broadway Musical based on the famous book
Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire Schwartz. Series at the Philanthropy Theatre, which
ages 2-12, seniors 65 and older and military
Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday through showcases community talent, seeks submissions
with valid ID). Tickets opening weekend (June
Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. No performance Please see Page 31
15-16) are $10. All tickets available at

July 4. Tickets: $15 ($8 EPCC students,
Ticketmaster. Information:

‘Pirates of Penzance’
staff/faculty, children, military and seniors);
Created by Hector Serrano in 1978, “Viva! El
available at the door; cash only. Information:
Paso” depicts 400 years of the El Paso area’s

marks G&S 50th year

831-5147 or on Facebook.
rich history. The show will combine many of
“Closer Than Ever” is a nonstop exploration
the popular songs, dances and characters from
of everyday struggles. Topics ranging from
the past, such as the iconic deer dance, with a
ifty years ago, the late, great UTEP
unrequited adoration to aging to Muzak are
new one. The updated script is by Tony
English professor Joan Quarm
tackled sincerity and hilarity. Each song is a
Award-winner Marty Martin, with music by Jim
founded a theater group unique in
unique story told by a new character.
Ward, Gabriel Gonzalez and Cody Ritchey.
Cloudcroft melodramas — Cloudcroft this city: the Gilbert and Sullivan
‘Closer than Ever’ — The El Paso Light Opera Company’s live open air melodra- Company of El Paso. Devoted to produc-
Community College Theatre Ensemble pres-
ma performances of “Big Trouble at Mr. ing the operettas of W.S. Gilbert and Sir
ents the musical revue by Richard Maltby Jr.
Pinkie’s” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July Arthur Sullivan, the company has pro-
and David June 27-July 7 at Transmountain
5-20, at Zenith Park’s pavilion on Burro Ave. duced at least one G&S show every year
Campus Forum Theater, 9570 Gateway North.
Admission is free, but seating is limited. Early since then.
Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday through
arrival recommended. Information: (575) 682- Artistic director Stephanie Conwell cel-
Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 ebrates the milestone by directing one of
theater, the shows are produced with tiny
2733 or on Facebook at
($8 children, students, military and seniors). the all-time favorites, “Pirates of
budgets, not easy for an operetta with a
Information: 831-5147. Penzance.”
“Closer Than Ever,” which has no dialogue ‘Hello Dolly!’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in “Six years ago, the board sat down to large cast.
apart from its songs, deals with such topics as the UTEP Student Union West building, closes discuss it, since we knew it was coming. One obstacle is a place to perform. The
security, aging, mid-life crisis, second marriages, its season with the classic musical from com- We all agreed it should be ‘Pirates.’ It is only theater inexpensive enough for the
poser Jerry Herman July 5-21. Show time is 7 so universally known and loved – and budget, the Chamizal Memorial Theatre,
p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner fun for the cast. Joan directed it for the is closed this summer to change out its
matinees are Sunday 1:30 p.m. July 14 and 21; 40th anniversary show. It was the last light grid. So, the group will perform at
dinner matinee is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 7. show she directed.” First Presbyterian Church, which also
Tickets: $33.50 to $43.50 Wednesday, Quarm died a year later, in 2010. generously lends its sanctuary to Kids-
Thursday and Sunday discount dinner perform- This 50th anniversary production also N-Co.
ances; $36.50 to $48.50 (Friday and Saturday marks the 140th anniversary of the But that venue itself presents chal-
dinner performances), and $19.50 to $29.50 comic operetta, which opened in New lenges.
no-dinner matinee performances York in 1879. It tells the story of “It’s hard to put up a set,” Conwell said.
(Ticketmaster). Information: 747-6060 or Frederick, who has been indentured to “We are aware that it’s a sacred space. It some tender-hearted pirates until his 21st does make it harder to light. Fortunately,
The show centers on the comic exploits of birthday. He is released and is in love several of our former performers, who
Dolly Gallagher-Levi, turn-of-the-century with Mabel, the daughter of a major gen- couldn’t be in the show this year, had
matchmaker and “woman who arranges things” eral. Then comes the twist famous in all some brilliant ideas how to create a set.
with memorable songs like “Put on Your G&S stories. Turns out Frederick was They’ve done a wonderful job.”
Sunday Clothes,” “Before the Parade Passes born in leap year, so he won’t really be Regulars to G&S operettas will notice
By” and “It Only Takes a Moment.” 21 for 63 years. The good-natured fun one new feature of this year’s offering,
The original production starred a succession and frivolity that ensues, of course, ends Conwell said.
of Broadway’s greatest leading ladies including up happily for all involved. “In all the years we’ve done this show,
Pearl Bailey, Ethel Merman, Mary Martin and of As is usual in El Paso G&S, each major the policemen never had (the correct)
course, the original Dolly, Carol Channing. The role is double/triple cast, with the princi- uniforms — they were often borrowed
musical was recently revived on Broadway with pals joining the chorus on they days they from El Paso PD. This year, we will have
Bette Midler descending the famous staircase. don’t play leads. Abraham Quezada, British bobby uniforms for the first time
Nathaniel Matkin and Isaac Hernandez in 50 years.”
Theatre of the Big Bend — Sul Ross State
play Frederick. Jamille Brewster and Conwell also hopes to invite back some
University’s Summer Theater Program per-
Karmina Guzman share the role of who have performed with the G&S fam-
formances are 8:15 p.m. Fridays through
Mabel. Other major roles include David ily before and have them recognized
Sundays, through Aug. 4, at Kokernot
Tomblin and Pablo Perea as the Pirate before the performance.
Outdoor Theatre in Alpine, Texas. Lawn chairs
King; David Castro and Arlin Guess as Conwell does make one promise.
welcome. Information: (432) 837-8218, 1-888-
the Major General; and Marsha Watley “The show is probably the most fun
722-SRSU (7778) or
(the vocal director), Irene Rivas and you’ll have in two hours. You’ll have an
• Through July 7: ”Our Lady of the Tortilla”
Brittney Williams as Ruth. absolutely good time and enjoy yourself.
by Luis Santeiro. Tickets: $10 ($8 children and
Gilbert and Sullivan shows are family
seniors). Carol Viescas is a veteran of
• July 12-Aug. 4: “Nunsense” by Dan Goggin. friendly, both for the audience and the community theater and teaches
Tickets: $12 ($10 children and seniors). participants. Often entire families journalism at Bel Air High School.
The 5th annual Sul Ross State University become part of the cast. And these casts
Children’s Theatre Camp is July 22-26 for age become families. Conwell points out that Gilbert and Sullivan Company of El
6-8, and July 29-Aug. 2, for age 9-12, a the she, Watley and board member Alicia Paso presents ‘Pirates of Penzance’ July
university’s Fine Arts Building. Cost: $75 ($50 Williams did “Pirates” when Quarm first 19-28 at First Presbyterian Church in El
each for two campers from same family). directed it in 1986. Paso; and Aug. 2-4, at Black Box
And as it is often true for community Theatre in Las Cruces.
‘Gulliver’s Travels’ — Missoula Children’s

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Local: Speaking Rock digs in
On Stage p.m. Sunday, July 19-21 and July 26-28, at
First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison.
the Box with Some ’90s Rock Cont’d from Page 30
Tickets: $12 ($10 students, seniors, military);
It’s been nearly a decade since we last saw available at the door. Information: 479-2485,
my Louisa May Alcott are 7:30 p.m. Friday, and 584-9319, or Facebook at
these guys in back-to-back performances at
2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. GandSElPaso.
the annual street festival, which made good
sense because they were consistently releas- Sunday, July 19-21, at EPCC’s Forum Theatre As a child, Frederic was apprenticed to a band
ing new material every two years. They’re on the Transmountain Campus, as part of the of tenderhearted pirates by his nurse who,
slightly more dormant now, with the last disc El Paso Summer Musical Theatre Intensive the- being hard of hearing, had mistaken her mas-
surfacing three years ago. Fortunately for us atre program for ages 9-20. Admission is dona- ter’s instructions to apprentice the boy to a
that isn’t stopping Candlebox from hitting tion based. Information: 474-8292. pilot.
the road and on July 25 they play at El Paso Summer Musical Theatre Intensive The show will be also be presented at 7:30
Speaking Rock. The band rose to fame in represents the collaboration of three of the p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 Sunday,
1993, with their two biggest career hits com- region’s premier performing arts training pro- Aug. 2-4, at Black Box Theatre 430 N. Main in
ing from their debut album. “Far Behind” grams: the Youth Opera of El Paso, ACTOR-
and “You” dominated the rock charts that Las Cruces. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.
year. Their next two discs didn’t reach the Meat Puppets, “Dusty Notes,” SPACE and Kids Excel. The six-week program
Megaforce Records
focuses on technique-based training and skill
same heights so they disbanded shortly after.
That did not last long and in 2006 they re- development for singing, acting, dance and song
formed. They have released a trio of studio Their connection to us comes by way of their interpretation.
records since then and are still going strong 1994 B-side “El Paso City,” a fantastic coun-
trified tale of our town. To others they are ‘Pirates of Penzance’ — Gilbert and
on tour. Get your weekend started without
known by their hit “Backwater” from that Sullivan Company of El Paso presents the
delay and revisit the early ’90s. The show is
same year. But oddly enough, most people comic operetta for its 50th anniversary produc-
free so what do you have to lose?
first found their way to the Meat Puppets tion at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30
National: Craig Finn, “I Need a when founders Curt Kirkwood and Cris
New War,” Partisan Records
Kirkwood appeared as guests on Nirvana’s
MTV Unplugged performance. The Meat
In 2015 he had “Faith in the Future” for his Puppets began close to four decades ago with
sophomore solo effort, and now it seems he a very checkered career. Record labels
may have lost that hope. The newest is “I dropped them, and they had a few breakups
Need a New War,” which in title alone would and a voracious appetite for drugs. They
seem to take on a very different tone. But began with an extremely punk sound, some-
after the first listen it appears his outlook has thing that’s rare these days. The later years
only changed slightly. It has been five years got a bit more psychedelic and experimental,
since he was with his rock crew and, and more prominently, had their unique
although that sound is dearly missed, he has Americana blend. “Dusty Notes” is their
been busy crafting some brilliant stripped- newest and most cuts find them riding out to
down classics. He has invited some horns the range, with some serious guitar picking
back to the party and things get started with and incredible harmonies. If you miss the
some harmonica blowing. This is his fourth good old days, hang out until the second-to-
time flying solo and the recipe once again last track “Vampyr’s Winged Fantasy” satis-
brings Craig’s voice front and center and lets fies that itch. The Meat Puppets have dusted
us sink our teeth into his unique storytelling. themselves off from ’90s despair and have
Like his previous work this can be incredibly delivered some brilliant notes.
depressing, but if getting moved by music is
your thing (and I’m not talking about a dance Collectibles: David Bowie,
floor), then this is absolutely your cup of tea. “Spying through a Keyhole,”
Drink up. It doesn’t matter if it’s The Hold Parlophone
Steady or Craig Finn, this is one artist that
we should all go to battle with because It is hard to believe that the guy who sang
genius like this doesn’t come around too about “The Man Who Sold the World” in
often. 1970 left this universe only three years ago.
His contribution to the world of music has
Duff McKagan, “Tenderness,” been deeply missed in terms of new material,
Universal Music
but if you are talking about the vaults, it is an
entirely different story. Since his death the
The machine that is Guns N’ Roses was cer- reissues, compilations, limited editions and
tainly gathering dust for many years — so expanded versions have been dropping like
much in fact that most of us thought it had coins from a slot machine jackpot. The latest
rusted out completely and would simply excavation, “Spying through a Keyhole,”
become a relic, but by some sort of divine comes by way of Parlophone records. This
power the beast was resurrected. This new- set celebrates the 50th anniversary of
found life has sparked some creative juices Bowie’s self-titled 1969 release. This ultra-
in a couple of the members: Guitarist Slash limited edition, seven-inch box set features
climbed the charts last year with his band, nine previously unreleased tracks and demo
The Conspirators, and now it’s time for recordings, all making their physical debut
bassist Duff McKagan to strike out on his on this collection. The cuts are spread over
own with his new CD, “Tenderness.” If four separate platters of wax. These mono
you’re familiar with his band Loaded, then version recordings are mostly solo vocal and
forget everything about it because this is a acoustic home demo performances. Of
complete 180 from that band. This one wears course there is special packaging, with 45’s
its title on its sleeve, with anguish, trauma, presented similar to the way that Bowie
the current political climate and gun vio- would send them to publishers and record
lence. The last comes in the form of the tear- companies, with his own handwritten song
jerking song “Parkland.” This album is filled titles on EMIDISC acetate labels. Parlophone
with 11 heart-wrenching singer/songwriter Records has once again provided us with
balladesque tunes. All have a very intentional another great piece of the David Bowie puz-
alt. country feel complete with acoustic gui- zle, and they are sure to keep them coming.
tar, a plethora of pedal steel, gospel singers Look for these new and upcoming releases:
and a fiddle. It doesn’t hurt that the album
Imperial Teen — “Now We Are Timeless”
was produced by Shooter Jennings, son of
Jesse Malin — “Sunset Kids”
Waylon, and his backing band is used for
Pixies — “Beneath the Eyrie”
much of the record. So if you are looking to
Redd Kross — “Beyond the Door”
get that party started, dust off G N’ R’s
Violent Femmes — “Hotel Last Resort”
“Appetite” disc, but if you’re ready to be
moved in a different way just try a little Brian Chozick is owner of Tumblin’
“Tenderness.” Dice Music. Drop him a line at

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Parks After Sunset — El Paso County July 5:
Parks & Recreation presents free movies at • Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love
sunset at various parks Saturdays through July. (Roadside) — Documentary. An in-depth look
Come early to set up chairs and blankets, and at the relationship between the late musician
enjoy free activities and various food trucks Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse
beginning at 6:30 p.m. Outside food and cool- Marianne Ihlen. Also features Judy Collins.
ers welcome. No alcoholic beverages or tobac- Directed by Nick Broomfleld.
co products. Information on Facebook at park- 1905 E. Nevada. Information: (575) 541-2550. or on Facebook. • Midsommar (A24) — Will Poulter, Florence
• June 29: Ant-Man and the Wasp Pugh, Jack Reynor. Directed by Ari Aster.
saftersunset. Jay’s Pix Presents — Film historian Jay
• June 29: “Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse” • July 13: Incredibles 2 • Spider-Man: Far From Home (Sony) —Tom
Duncan and the Sunset Film Society host film
at Horizon Hills Park in Horizon City. • July 20: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Holland, Angourie Rice, Zendaya. Directed by
presentations at 2 p.m. Saturdays at
• July 13: “Coco” Agua Dulce Park on • July 27: Avengers: Infinity War Jon Watts. Continuation of Marvel franchise.
International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana
Kentwood. Socorro Movies under the Stars — City (door on Brown opens at 1:30 p.m.). July 12:
• July 20: “Moana” at Gallegos Park on of Socorro, Texas hosts free movies at 8 p.m. Admission is free. Snacks available for purchase. • The Art of Self-Defense (Bleecker Street) —
Bosque Road in Canutillo. Saturday, June 29, and July 13 and 27 at Information: 543-6747 (museum), international- Jesse Eisenberg, Imogen Poots, Alessandro
• July 27: “Black Panther” at Estrella Park, Bulldog Championship Park, 316 Buford. and Nivola. Directed by Riley Stearns.
3200 Rivera. Information, titles: 860-8615 or on Facebook. Represented this month are Duncan’s favorite • Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable
science fiction, musical and western films. (Entertainment Studios) — Documentary.
Corcoran Park Movies — Free screenings Sundays Under the Stars — Inn of the Hamilton lost her arm to a tiger shark at age
are 7 to 11 p.m. Saturdays at Corcoran Park, • July 6: “The Day The Earth Stood Still.”
Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M. hosts free 13, but that didn’t stop her from becoming a
(corner of Rodman and Veny Webb) in Horizon • July 13: “Singin’ in the Rain.” Also featured
movies on the lawn at 8 p.m. Sundays. Bring professional surfer. Directed by Aaron Lieber.
City hosted by Horizon City Police is the original “Singing in the Rain” 6-minute
lawn chair or blanket. Children must be accom- • Crawl (Paramount) — Barry Pepper, Kaya
Department. Movies start around sundown. production number from the Hollywood Revue
panied by adult. Information: 1-800-545-9011 Scodelario, Ross Anderson. Directed by
Information: Of 1929.
or Alexandre Aja.
• June 29: Mary Poppins Returns • July 20: In celebration of the 50th anniver-
• June 30: Jumanji • The Cure: Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in
• July 6: Lego Movie 2: The Second Park sary of the moon landing is “First Men in the
• July 7: Monsters, Inc. Hyde Park (Trafalgar) — Documentary.
• July 13: Captain Marvel Moon,” an adaptation by science fiction
• July 14: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Featuring Jason Cooper, Reeves Gabrels, Simon
• July 20: Hotel Transylvania 3 scriptwriter Nigel Kneale of H. G. Wells’ 1901
• July 21: The Grinch Gallup. Directed by Tim Pope.
• July 27: How to Train Your Dragon: The novel. After man’s “first landing” on the moon
• July 28: Goonies • The Farewell (A24) — Awkwafina, Tzi Ma,
Hidden World in 1964, a Union Jack flag is discovered.
Film Salon — The Film Salon presents “42nd • July 27: “Shane.” Adapted from the 1949 Diana Lin. Directed by Lulu Wang.
Las Cruces Movies in the Park — Las Street” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at Alamo novel by Jack Schaefer. • Stuber (Disney) — Karen Gillan, Dave
Cruces Parks & Recreation Department and Pic Drafthouse Cinema, 250 E. Montecillo, as part Bautista, Betty Gilpin. Directed by Michael
Quik Stores present free family friendly movies Sci Fi and ArtFilm Nights — Brew Lab, Dowse.
of a series on Invention: Early Musicals. Tickets:
at dusk on selected Saturdays at Young Park, 601 N. Oregon, Suite 1, hosts science fiction • Summer Night (Samuel Goldwyn) —
$5, available at Information:
classics 5:30 to 8 p.m. the second Thursday of Analeigh Tipton, Lana Condor, Victoria Justice.
every month (July 11) and art films every third Directed by Joseph Cross.
Thursday of the month (July 18). Information: • Super 30 (Reliance) — Hrithik Roshan,
307-4242 or on Facebook at brewlabep. Pankaj Tripathi. Directed by Vikas Bahl.
“Poetry Therapy” sessions are 6:30 to 8 p.m. • Sword of Trust (IFC) — Marc Maron,
every third Friday (July 19). Michaela Watkins, Jon Bass. Directed by Lynn
Pax Christi Film Series — A screening of Shelton.
“True Conviction” is 3 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at July 19:
St. Joseph School auditorium, 1315 Travis. • Between Me and My Mind (Trafalgar) —
Discussion follows. Admission is free, donations Documentary. Driven by a constant need to
accepted. Information: 740-3962. create, “Phish” frontman Trey Anastasio takes
After serving a combined 60 years in prison on new projects.
for crimes they did not commit, three recently • David Crosby: Remembering My Name
exonerated Texans join forces to help other (Sony Classics) — Documentary. Featuring
wrongfully convicted prisoners obtain freedom. Crosby, Cameron Crowe, Graham Nash.
Directed by A.J. Eaton.
Fountain Theatre — 2469 Calle de • The Lion King (Disney) — Featuring the voic-
Guadalupe in Mesilla. The historic theater, es of Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, James Earl
operated by the Mesilla Valley Film Society, fea- Jones. Directed by Jon Favreau. Re-imagining of
tures films at 7:30 p.m. nightly, plus 1:30 p.m. 1994 Disney classic using CG Animation.
Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7 July 26:
($6 seniors, military and students; $5 children • Brahms: The Boy II (STX) — Ralph Ineson,
and members); $5 on Wednesday. Information: Katie Holmes, Owain Yeoman. Directed by
(575) 524-8287 or William Brent Bell.
The 7:30 Sunday shows (except July 28) have • Mike Wallace Is Here (Magnolia) —
open captions. Theatre closed July 4. Documentary. A look at the career of “60
• June 28-July 3. The White Crow. A biogra- Minutes” newsman Mike Wallace. Directed by
phical drama about dancer Rudolf Nureyev. No Avi Belkin.
matinee June 29. • Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood
• July 5-11: The Souvenir. A young film stu- (Columbia) — Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt,
dent in the early ’80s becomes involved with a Margot Robbie. Directed by Quentin Tarantino.
complicated and untrustworthy man. • Tel Aviv on Fire (Cohen Media) — Kais
• July 12-18: Photograph. A struggling street Nashif, Lubna Azabal. Directed by Sameh Zoabi.
photographer, pressured to marry, convinces a
shy stranger to pose as his fiancée. DVD/Blu-ray Releases
• July 19-25: Storm Boy. When a successful July 9:
retired businessman starts to see images from • Pet Semetary. R
his past that he can’t explain, he’s forced to • Transit. NR
remember how, as a boy, he rescued and • Little. PG-13
raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican July 16:
Matinee only on Thursday, July 25. • Shazam! PG-13
• July 26-Aug. 1: Echo in the Canyon. A look • Breakthrough PG
at the roots of the historic music scene in L.A.’s July 23:
Laurel Canyon. No matinee Saturday, July 27. • Alita: Battle Angel PG-13
• Missing Ling. PG
Jay’s Film Forecast — Film historian Jay July 30:
Duncan prepared this list of top monthly • The Intruder. PG-13
“Coming Attractions” for movie fans, listed by • Long Shot. R
studio and release date (subject to change): • UglyDolls. PG

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Plaza Classic Film Festival — El Paso El Paso Psychic Fair — Aug. 17-18, at Feasts with Beasts Fiesta — The gala
Community Foundation’s 12th annual classic Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway. Information: 345- event and preview party for the new
and ”semi-classic” movie festival is Aug. 1-11.
Screenings are in the Plaza’s Main (Kendle
Kidd) Theatre and Philanthropy Theatre.
august 6245 or
Tour de Tolerance — The 14th annual
bicycling event, benefiting the El Paso
Chihuahuan Desert Exhibits is 5 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 24, at El Paso Zoo, 4001 E.
Paisano. Proceeds benefit the zoo. Information:
Information: 533-4020 or
Alfresco! Fridays — The 17th season of
free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m.
PREVIEW Holocaust Museum and Study Center, is
Sunday, Aug. 18, with a 50K competitive or
non-competitive bike ride and a 5K run/walk.

‘Dancing Queen, The Music of Abba’

Fridays through Aug. 23 at Convention Center Information: 351-0048, ext. 24, elpasoholo- — El Paso Symphony Orchestra presents the
Plaza. Presented by ElPasoLive. Information: or on Facebook. music of Abba, with rock band and vocalists, at
Feria del Valle kermes — Aug. 23-25, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Plaza Theatre.
Tap & Cork Craft Beer and Wine Fest Cristo Rey Catholic Church,t 8011 Williamette. Tickets: or Ticketmaster. Information:
– The 3rd annual event is Aug. 2-, at the Information: 591-0688. 532-3776.
Centennial Center, Fort Bliss. Information: 588-
8247, or on Facebook at
Art & Wine in the Cool Pines — Aug.
2-4, at Sacramento Mountains Historical
Museum in Cloudcroft, N.M. Information: (575)
682-2733 or
• Aug. 7-9: Round Rock Express
Lincoln County Fair — Aug. 2-13 at the • Aug. 10-13: San Antonio Missions
County Fairgrounds in Capitan, N.M. • Aug. 19-21: Fresno Grizzlies
Information: (575) 648-2311 or • Aug. 22-25: Sacramento River Cats
Old Lincoln Days — Aug. 2-4 in Lincoln, • Aug. 26-29: Salt Lake Bees.
N.M. Information: (575) 653-4372 or bil- El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway. or on Facebook at Billy Information: 779- 5233,
the Kid Pageant. • Aug. 1-4: Kabir Singh
El Paso Locomotive FC — Southwest • Aug. 15-18: Willie Barcena
University Park. Information: 235-GOAL, eplo- • Aug. 29-Sept. 1: Ian Lara and Elliott Threat. Game time is 7:30 p.m. SRaymond Orta and friends perform Aug. 8-
• Aug. 3: Portland Timbers 2 11. Tickets: $20 general admission ($25 VIP).
• Aug. 17: Seattle Sounders FC2. Kountry Wayne performs Aug. 22-24.
Tickets: $30 ($50 VIP).
Lowbrow Palace — 1101 Texas. Ticket
information: or on Facebook. Borderlands International Music
• Playboi Carti — The rapper performs at 6 Conference — Saturday, Aug. 10, at
p.m. Aug. 5. Tickets: $30. Wyndham Airport, 2027 Airway. Information:
• Homeshake — The Montreal singer-song- or on Facebook at
writer performs at 7 p.m. Aug. 7. $20. BorderlandsIMC.
• The Buttertones — The Los Angeles rock Tailgate 2019 — Concerts begin at 8 p.m.
band performs at 8 p.m. Aug. 7. $15.
in the upper parking lot at the New Mexico
• Godspeed You! Black Emperor — The
Museum of Space History, Alamogordo.
Canadian experimental music collective per-
Information: (575) 437-2202.
forms at 8 p.m. Aug. 14. $28.
• Saturday, Aug. 10: Big Band on the Rio
• Summer Salt — The “coral reef rock’ band
performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, with
• Saturday, Catfish Fry Blues Band.
Motel Radio and Dante Elephante. Tickets: $15.
• Beach Goons — The indie rock band per- Bug Fest — Aug. 10-11 at the El Paso Zoo,.
forms at 8 p.m. Aug. 1, with Junkie. $13. Information: 212-0966 or
• Jakob Ogawa — The indie rocker performs
at 8 p.m. Aug. 20. Tickets: $15. NPC Sun City Regional National
• KOTA The Friend — The hip-hop artist per- Qualifier — Bodybuilding competition is Aug.
forms at 10 p.m. Aug. 23. Tickets: $15 general 10, at UTEP’ Magoffin Auditorium.
admission; $35 with meet and greet.
• Seratones — The Louisiana rock band per- Sleepspent — 9 p.m. Aug. 11, at Monarch,
forms at 10 p.m. Aug. 24. $13. 204 Rio Grande. RSVP:
Love Buzz — 3011 Pershing. Information: Our Lady of the Valley Bazaar — Aug.
257-3118 or on Facebook at LoveBuzz915. 16-18, at 8600 Winchester. Information:
• Part Time with Gary Wilson — Punk band, (Parish Office) 859-7939.
10 p.m. Aug. 3. $10 (eventbrite).
• Dezorah — 10 p.m. Aug. 23, with Great Fiesta de San Lorenzo — The annual fies-
Shapes, Deep Shadows, If We Were Turtles ta at San Lorenzo Catholic Church in Clint is
and Space Captains Collective. No cover. Aug. 9-11. Information: 851-2255 or sanloren-
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and
Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Information: 1- ‘Matilda’ — Kids-N-Co. closes its season
877-277-5677 or Aug. 16-Sept. 1, at First Presbyterian Church,
• Chris Tomlin — The Christian artist per- 1340 Murchison. Information: 274-8797 or on
forms 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23. $39-$99. Facebook.
• Justin Shandor — The Elvis Tribute artist is 7
El Paso Pro-Musica Summer Fest — El
p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. $55.
Paso Pro-Musica’s summer concert “Spanish
Days of Remembrance Summer Expo Nights” is 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at UTEP’s
— Bridal, Quince and Sweet 16 expo is 11 Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Pianist Alfredo
a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 4, at El Paso Convention Oyaguez Montero, violinist Helen Hwaya Kim,
Center. $5; age 12 and under free. Information: violist Ethan Filner, and EPPM Artistic Director
740-4349 or and Grammy-winning cellist Zuill Bailey will
perform. Ticket information: 747-8163 or
El Paso Chihuahuas — Game times are 7 Workshops, pop-up performances
p.m. (Sunday at 6 p.m.). Tickets: $11-$30.
and more run Aug. 13-18.
Information: 533-BASE or

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El Paso Art Association 7 Moto El Paso 23 Westside Comm’y Church 14

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