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entertainment, recreation & culture

“Gazebo View of San Elizario” by Krystyna Robbins

‘20 Years of Plein Air Painters’

“Hueco Tanks Afternoon” by Rami Scully The El Paso Plein Air Painters offer their final exhibition in
September at the International Museum of Art, highlighting two
decades of painting the region in the open air style for which the
group is named. Opening reception is 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8.

“Mission Theatre on Alameda” by Candy Mayer

“San Jacinto Plaza” by Lisa Matta Brown
“Old Fort Bliss” by Bob Adams

PERFORMING INSIDE: Show of Shows Our 26th
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per for ming arts groups
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Our 19th El Paso performing arts promoters recall their

biggest shows and otehr great memories
Annual Page 19 Issue!
Broadway in El
Paso’s season opens
El Paso Pro-Musica’s
presents Itzhak Perlman,

Performing Faith & the Walmart Tragedy SEPTEMBER

with the Blue Man “The World’s Greatest
Group’s all-new Violinist,” at its season
“Speechless” tour. finale March 3.
See Pages 4, 16 See Pages 6,8

Performing Arts Guide Season Sponsor

El Paso
Broadway in El Paso / El Paso Live (See Page 2)
diverse season,
conducted by
El Paso Chopin The challenge of making sense of evil
Arts Guide
Piano Festival
includes a
El Paso See Pages 7, 13
program Symphony El Paso Opera
dedicated to Orchestra See Pages 3, 13

w w w. e p s c e n e . c o m
space themes UTEP Department
Nov. 15-16. El Paso of Theatre & Dance
See Pages Pro-Musica See Pages 9, 12
11, 15
with additional support of the Flickinger Center for
Performing Arts (Page 9) and KTEP (Page 5) Page 34
Page 2 El Paso Scene September 2019
Information: 13, at El Paso Convention Center, with
Other events include a Pollinators Plate keynote speaker Dr. Sandra Braham.

Community Dinner Monday, “Tea Tuesday,” Registration: $45, age 18 and older; VIP tables
september 2019 nocturnal bioblitz Wednesday, and social entre-
preneurship event Thursday.
available; space is limited.
Human Race El Paso — The inaugural fes-
ROUNDUP ‘Dog Day’ swimming event — El Paso
Parks and Recreation Department’s 7th annual
tival and immersive celebration of people, food,
cultures, art, music, business and groups, is 6 Roundup 3-11
dog swim days are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Behind the Scene 4
Scene Spotlight
and Sunday, Sept. 7-8, at Nations Tobin
Delta, highlighted by at 10K run.
Aquatic Center, 8831 Railroad. Social dogs can Registration: $60 (includes race and festival
enjoy a pool day interacting with other friendly entry); $50 military and students. Event entry Taking a Look Back 11
pets. A paper copy of current shot records for on its own is $25; children 2-12 $10; event Here’s the Ticket 12-13
each dog must be shown (no screen shots). entry beer garden; $35. Information: 867-1740, Music 14
Among the contests on both days are “Doggie 731-8780 or Program Notes 15
Paddle Swim” at 9:30 a.m., Cutest bathing suit
Senior Talent Spectacular — EPCC’s Dance 15
at 10:30 a.m. and Dog Splash Contest at 11:45
a.m. Cost: $2 per dog (owners free).
Senior Adult Program hosts its senior talent Sports 16-18
Information, pool rules for pets: 212-0551 or
show noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Viva Juárez 18
EPCC’s Administrative Service Center, 9050
Viscount, Building A. Information: 831-7801.
El Paso Black Expo — The inaugural week- Show of Shows 19-20
long celebration “Celebrating Our Multicultural
Tequila & Margarita at the Park — History Lessons 21
St. Anthony’s Bazaar — The 54th annual
festival is noon to 11 p.m. Saturday through Heritage,” is Sept. 7-14, throughout the city,
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, 1200
Nature 22-23
Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland
Monday, Aug. 31-Sept. 1, at St. Anthony’s concluding with an expo 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Park, N.M., hosts the evening of tequila sam- At the Museum 23-24
Seminary, 4501 Hastings (at Crescent). Food, Saturday, Sept. 14, at El Paso Convention
pling and live music 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Gallery Talk 25
SW Art Scene
Center, featuring small business owners,
games and live entertainment. Evening mass Sept. 7, with more than 50 premium tequila 26-28
authors, entertainers, organizations, and more,
Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.
as well as seminars, workshops, live entertain-
brands and frozen margaritas available for sam- Keep on Bookin' 29
On Stage
Information: 566-2261 or Facebook.
ment, kids corner and health zone. Expo
pling. Admission is free; $20 for 10 sample tick- 30
Stage Talk
ets and souvenir shot glass. Information: 1-800-
St. Mark Fest — Saint Mark Church,11700 admission: $10 (free for ages 5 and younger); 30
572-1142, or on Facebook.
Pebble Hills, hosts the family festival 6 p.m. to workshops are additional $15 each; panel dis-
Live music by Mariachi los Toritos, Dulce Mal, Liner Notes 31
Film Scene
midnight Friday, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, and cussion free with expo admission. Information:
Soul Sacrifice (Santana Tribute) and Gru Crew. 32
5 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 2. Live 345-166 or
October Preview 33
music, food and beverages and more. Black Business and Community Awards Gala Days of Remembrance Summer Expo
Admission is free. Information: 300-2800 or highlighting the accomplishments of local Black — The 14th annual Bridal, Quince and Sweet El Paso FishNet 34 businesses, individuals and organizations at 7 16 expo is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8,
p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at El Maida Shrine at El Paso Convention Center. Door proceeds Scene Distribution 28
Bee Real — San Elizario hosts a celebration
of “biodiversity in our own backyards” Sept.
Auditorium, 6331 Alabama, with keynote benefit Child Crisis Center of El Paso. Hosted Scene User’s Guide 29
2-6, featuring a Bee Real Street Festival and
speaker Maj. Gen. (Ret) Dana J.H. Pittard. by Elegant Penguin Enterprises. Admission: $5; Advertiser Index 34
free Farmer’s Market Friday, Sept. 6.
Cost: $75; VIP and tables available. Subscription Form 34
“The Fire In You” Luncheon is Friday, Sept. Please see Page 5

September 2019 El Paso Scene Page 3

Crossland Gallery — Showing Sept. he other day I was walking my dog
20-Oct. 25 at El Paso Art Association’s Buddy along the Montoya Main
gallery “Fresh Faces/El Paso Strong!” Canal that runs behind my neigh-
featuring works by various area artists. borhood. The canal was full of muddy
Opening reception is Sept. 20. Page 12. runoff water from the previous night’s
• Showing through Sept. 13 is “The thunderstorm that had dumped nearly two
Heat is On,” encaustic art exhibit. inches of rain.
• Classes with Ron Fritsch begin Oct. 5. About 150 yards down the canal, I
Scene Spotlight highlights events • Opening Oct. 5 is the annual ARTS noticed some unusual visitors (see
advertised in this issue. International Juried Exhibit at the below). Ten head of cattle were meander-
Tequila and Margarita at the Park —
International Museum of Art. ing toward me and my dog. I assumed
The evening of tequila sampling and live DNero launch — The launch of the new they were from the nearby Coronado
entertainment is Sept. 7 at Sunland Park global payment solution is Sept. 21 at El High School FFA Farm that abuts the
Racetrack and Casino. Page 2. Paso Marriot. Page 5. canal; I’ve encountered stray cows before
Also at Sunland Park Racetrack: from the farm, but it had been a few
• Sept. 6: Noche de Sonoras Parade of Homes — El Paso years since I had seen any get loose. required — the opportunity for this city
• Sept. 28: Hard Day’s Night: Beatles Homebuilders Association hosts its pre- Maybe the storm spooked them enough slicker to herd some cattle was reward
Tribute miere open house event of the year to force their way through the fence. enough.
Sept. 21-Oct. 6 featuring homes in the I called the school on my cell phone to
Magic Morning Market — The monthly Valley Creek 3 subdivision. Page 17. let them know they might be missing ***
market featuring vendors, music and
La Union Maze — The 12-acre cornfield some cattle. A couple of minutes later, a This issue marks our 26th anniversary. I
more is the first Saturday of the month
maze in La Union opens for its 2019 young man appeared on the canal on the can’t think of any great milestone repre-
(Sept. 7) at The Marketplace at Placita
season Sept. 21-Nov. 3, with a “Western other side of the cattle and seemed to be sented by 26 years, except in college our
trying to herd them.
Santa Fe. Pages 20 and 35.
Tech” theme. Page 20. dorm’s Resident Advisor threw a big
Autumn Art Fest — The 3rd annual art I asked if he needed me to help, and he party for his 26th birthday because he
festival is Sept. 21 in the Upper Valley. Fajitas and Margaritas for shouted back, in a very garbled voice, was no longer eligible for the draft.
Pages 2 and 13. Scholarships — The Foundation for that he wanted me to yell at them. Sure Inside this issue is our 19th annual
EPCC hosts the fundraising gala event enough, that did the trick — they imme- Performing Arts Guide. In the early days
diately turned around and headed back to
UTEP Football — UTEP’s season opens
of El Paso Scene, I tried putting out an
Sept. 26 at EPCC’s Administrative
their home. That turned out not to be the
Aug. 31 against Houston Baptist at Sun
annual guide to events in January. But the
Services Center. Page 27.
high school farm, but a private property
Bowl. Page 16.
only groups who plan a year in advance
on Lindbergh Street next to the canal. I
Mind Body & Integrative Medicine
are performing arts organizations, and
Blue Man Group — Broadway in El
called back Coronado High to let them
Conference — The 4th annual confer-
they work on a school-year type schedule
Paso presents Blue Man Group’s new
ence is Sept. 28 at Hilton Garden Inn
“Speechless” Tour Nov. 19-22 at the
sponsored by El Paso Oasis, Trans- know these weren’t their cattle. that begins in the fall. So I shifted gears
Plaza Theatre. Page 33.
Pecos Counseling Association and The young man, Efron, explained that in 2001 and launched the Performing Arts
Community Light Center. Page 5. the cattle had knocked down the fence Guide as part of the September issue.
during the storm. I also found out why he
Magoffin Home State Historic Site
Special thanks go to El Paso Live and
was so hard to understand — he was a
December events: Page 27.
Broadway in El Paso, which once again
Hal Marcus Gallery — A warehouse
• Sept. 3: Cooking Class
• Sept. 11: Braintrust Bag Lunch
sale runs through Oct. 25 featuring 100 bullrider and had gotten a few teeth are the Season Sponsors. Returning
• Sept. 14-28: Free Yoga
pieces of work by 50 artists. Page 23. knocked out earlier that week after being Major Sponsors are El Paso Symphony
• Sept. 19: Make-A-Thing kicked off a bucking bull. and El Paso Pro-Musica, and returning
He was very appreciative of my help
St. Luke’s Country Fair — The annual
co-sponsors are the El Paso Chopin Piano
and offered to pay me back with some
Wellness Classes — Rio Grande country fair and dog races are Oct. 5 at
Festival, El Paso Opera and UTEP
pomegranates and pears from his fruit
Cancer Foundation hosts free health and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in La Union.
Department of Theatre and Dance.
trees. I told him no compensation was
wellness classes beginning Sept. 5. Page 13.
Page 6. ***
In 2001 we led our first public Hike Up
Krystyna Robbins — The El Paso artist
Cristo Rey and 600 hikers showed up that
Shakespeare On-The-Rocks — The hosts her fall oils and acrylics workshops
morning! We’ve kept leading hikes twice
31st season performances are at El “Time to use Your Palette Knife” Oct. 22-
a year ever since; this year’s fall hike
Paso Community College’s Forum 24 and “Figures, Figures, Figures” Nov
starts at 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. Details
Theatre on the Transmountain Campus. 16, in her Upper Valley studio. Page 21.
Page 7. Las Artistas — The 50th annual arts are in our October Preview on Page 33.
• Sept. 6-8: The Taming of the Shrew show is Nov. 23-24 at Epic Railyard

August 2019
• Sept. 13-15: Julius Caesar Event Center, featuring local, regional
Randy Limbird
• Sept.20-22: A Midsummer Night’s and national artists. Page 21.
Editor and Publisher
‘Nutcracker’ auditions — El Paso Southern New Mexico El Paso Scene is published by Cristo
Rey Communications as a monthly guide
(915) 542-1422 or (915) 328-4110
Ballet Theatre’s auditions for its annual
production of “The Nutcracker” are Sept.
Gila River Festival — The 15th annual to entertainment, recreation and culture Albert Martinez
festival is Sept. 19-22 in Silver City, fea- in the El Paso area. Copies are provided Circulation Director
7 for ages 6-12, plus the company audi-
turing speaker Tim DeChristopher, cli- free at selected locations. Subscriptions & Ad Director Emeritus
tion for age 13 and older. Page 21.
mate activist. Page 14. are $10 a year, sent by 3rd class mail. (915) 920-7244
Pranic Healing Level 1 — The two-day Circulation: 40,000 copies. Lisa Kay Tate
Pranic Healing “experimental” intensive Weekend at the Galleries — Silver City
Deadline for news for the
Art Association will feature artist recep- News Editor
is Sept. 14-15 at Chase Suite Hotel’s
October issue is Sept. 16
tions, pop-up shows and more Oct. 11-
Conference Center. Prerequisite for
Level 2 class held in November. Page 6. 14 at 25 Red Dot Galleries. Page 18. Editorial Associates:
The October issue comes out Sept. 25 Yvonne T. Herrera, Will Summers
EPCC Hispanic Heritage Month — Diamonds in the Rough — A celebra-
Advertising Executive:
Kick-off event is Sept. 16 in the Valle tion of baseball’s legacy in Southern El Paso Scene
Roman Martinez
Verde Campus Cafeteria Annex and New Mexico is Oct. 18-20 at Fort Bayard P. O. Box 13615
Courtyard, with the annual Mentor’s National Historic Site near Silver City. El Paso, Texas 79913 Circulation Associates:
Page 6. Randy Friedman, Leo Marquez
Dinner Oct. 3 at the Administrative PH: 542-1422
Services Center. Page 31. Contributing Writers:
Performing Arts Guide’s Spotlight E-mail:
Read-In events are selected days Sept. Carol Viescas, Brian Chozick,
17-23 at various campuses. Myrna Zanetell, John McVey Middagh
• El Paso Live (Page 2)
• El Paso Opera (Page 3) Jay Duncan
Four Guitars — El Paso Symphony
Orchestra, conducted by Bohuslav • El Paso Pro-Musica (Page 6) Subscription Form is on Page 34
Rattay, opens its season with Università • El Paso Chopin Piano Festival (Page 7) Visit El Paso Scene Online at
Guitar Quartet Sept. 20-21 at the Plaza • Flickinger Center for Performing Arts
Theatre. Page 3. (Page 9) sponsored by Phidev, Inc.
© 2019 Cristo Rey Communications

Page 4 El Paso Scene September 2019

September Roundup Paso. Admission is free to the festival; cost for engage audiences in the fields of earth and Anthony, N.M., offers guests a chance to meet
tastings and other events. Information: beer- space science. The main family event is some of the “long-necked teddy bears” noon
Cont’d from Page 3 Saturday, Oct. 5, at Sunland Park Mall, with to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-
Several seminars, dinners and tastings planned more than 30 hands-on space activities, local 29,and see items that are made from their fiber
age 12 and under free. Information: 740-4349
Sept. 18-21; cost and location varies. space companies, prizes, special guests, games, including woven rugs, hand spun yarns, dryer
A Hops and Holes Golf Tournament is 3 to 7 films, and more. Information: 534-0000; balls, wet felted soaps and more. Live music 3
Fiesta San Elceario — San Elizario’s annual p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 at Butterfield Trail Registration at to 6 p.m. Saturdayy. Information: (915) 494-
fiesta is Sept. 13-15 at Veterans Memorial Golf Club, 1858 Cottonwoods. Cost: $75. Tentative schedule: 7248 or
Placita, 1556 San Elizario Road, with food and • Saturday, Sept. 28: Build your own rocket
‘Running of the Chihuahuas’ — The 7th workshops
St. Luke’s Country Fair — The annual
game booths, carnival rides, folklorico and mat-
annual event is 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, fair, featuring the popular “Great Dachshund
achines dancers. Information: 851-2333. • Monday, Sept. 30: UTEP NASA Aerospace
at Animal Rescue League of El Paso, 7256 La Stampede,” is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
Education Lab family cafe event
The Legend of La Llorona — Lost Junta in Canutillo. Races for Chihuahua/
• Tuesday, Oct. 1: Space Education Teacher
5, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 7050 McNutt
Paranormal’s 3rd annual “Evening with the Chihuahua mixes, under 20 lb. category and a in La Union, near Canutillo, highlighted by the
Night at the UTEP College of Engineering
Wailing Woman” is 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in costume contest for all dogs. Entry fee: $20 in annual dachshund races at 11 a.m. Pets on
• Wednesday, Oct. 2: Planetarium show
the San Carlos Building, 501 Texas. Performing advance per dog (limit two per family); includes leash welcome. Admission is free; canned food
• Thursday, Oct. 3: Stargazing at Hueco Tanks
and visual artists share their works related to t-shirt and goodie bag. Spectator admission is item donations welcome. Information: (575)
State Park
La Llorona, such as dance, art, poetry, multi- free. Information: 877-5002,, or on 280-8263 or
• Friday, Oct. 4: Nerd Night Space Sci Fi
media, music and more. Costume encouraged. Facebook. The event will also feature vendors, brisket
Movie event.
Admission is free. Information: 503-8960 or on The event also feature music, vendors; raffle and pork sandwiches, a Barn Sale, kid’s games,
Facebook at LaLloronaLegend. and more. All well-mannered dogs and their National Alpaca Farm Days — Mesa arts and crafts and animal blessings. Vendors
Also planned is a ghost tour, traveling para- families are welcome. Vista Wine Tasting Room, 3200 Hwy 28 in
Please see Page 6
normal museum, and La Llorona lookalike and

4th annual Mind Body &

Lincoln Park Day — Lincoln Park
screamalike costume contest.
Conservation Committee’s 15th annual “La

I n t e g r at i ve M e d i c i n e C o n fe r e n c e
¡‘Vivamos México! — Consulate General of Quince” car show and Chicano art exhibit is 11
Mexico in El Paso host its Mexican a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Lincoln

S a t u r d a y, S e p t . 2 8
Independence Day celebration 4:30 to 9:30 Park (Chicano Park), 4001 Durazno. Admission
p.m. Sept. 14, at Chamizal National is free. Information: 204-1584.

7:30 a.m-3:30 p.m.

Memorial,with live music, food vendors and The event includes Danza Azteca, Exito Band,
more. Admission is free. Information: 533-3644 Chicano Art exhibits and the Mural
or on Facebook at Colsulmexepa. Presentation “La Quince-Frida Kahlo” by Hilton Garden Inn, 111 W. University
Gabriel S. Gaytan. The region’s most popular THEME: Brain and Mental Health.
El Paso County Fair — El Paso County Fair Lowrider car show is hosted by the Latin Pride TOPICS: Detoxing, Healing Emotions, Pranic Healing, 5 Dimensions of Mental Health,
Association runs Thursday through Saturday, CC. Pre-registration for car show participants
Sept. 19-21, at El Paso County Coliseum. Live Mindfulness Meditation, & Music, Imagery, Suggestion for Mental Health.
is $35; spaces limited at 204-1584.
music, livestock and an open auction for the Dr. Carlos Gonzalez • Monica Gomez & Maria E. Lopez • Lynn A. Provenzano
public to attend. A full calendar of activities and Eat Authentico! Restaurant Crawl – Richard Salcido • Dr. Kim Diaz & Dr. Juan Ferret • Dr. Jose M. Baltazar
Cost: $50 (includes light breakfast & lunch; $60 after Sept. 15).
attractions is at or on Facebook. Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 25-27
Sponsored by:
Downtown, with a meal served at different
Oktoberfest — Bliss MWR brings a taste of downtown restaurants (one course per restau- El Paso Oasis, Trans-Pecos Counseling Association & Community Light Center
Bavaria back to El Paso Friday through Sunday,
Sept. 20-22 in at Biggs Park, 11388 Sergeant
rant). Presented by Teachers Federal Credit
Union. Groups of 10 will start the crawl at 6 5 CEU’s for OPEN TO
Major Blvd. with German food, beer, music and p.m. and 7 p.m. all three nights, with additional LPC & LMSW Information: (915) 831-2419 THE PUBLIC
dancers. Information: 588-8247. crawl at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets: $40 ($45 Friday
Musical guest is Terry Cavanaugh and the crawl), space is limited. Information: down-
Alpine Express. The German Air Force
Schuhplattler Dance Group also will perform.
Friday and Saturday: 6 p.m. to midnight; age Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta — Texas
18 and older admitted, must be 21 to purchase Parks and Wildlife will host its 15th annual fies-
drinks. Tickets: $25, includes stein, German ta celebrating Franklin Mountains State Park’s
meal; available at Leisure Travel Services (LTS) 40th anniversary is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,
locations inside Freedom Crossing food court Sept. 28, at Franklin Mountains State Park’s
area and at the Soldier Activity Center (SAC) as Tom Mays Section (off of Transmountain Road
well as at on the west slope), with educational exhibits,
Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m. family day with inflat- guided hikes, demonstrations and outdoor
ables, dancing and singing. Free, all ages. Food activities. Information: 566-6441 or chi-
available for purchase.

Beer Bites and Beats — KISS FM and El Paso Space Festival — Insights 2nd
Deadbeach Brewery hosts the Craft Beer annual space festival has expanded to a week-
Festival 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 21, long celebration of space exploration Sept. 28-
at Deadbeach Brewery (Overland and Oct. 6. The event is part of a nationwide cele-
Durango), and other locations throughout El bration of educational programs designed to

September 2019 El Paso Scene Page 5

September Roundup its 6th annual season, “Labyrinth Adventure,” 1
to 6 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m.
Cont’d from Page 5
Sundays, Sept. 28-Nov. 3 at 1100 Old Hueco
Tanks Road (south of I-10 at Exit 35, then
will donate a portion of entry fees to Humane
south 1/4 mile), with the corn maze, interactive
Society of El Paso. Live music by Route 66 2 to
games, pumpkin patch, food, rides and more.
6 p.m. and Animals Blessings at 3 p.m.
Admission: $10.95; $9.95 military/teacher with
To get there: Take Farm Road 259 west from
ID; $8.95 age 3-11; free for ages 2 and
Canutillo, which becomes McNutt Road. St.
younger. Information: 213-4386,
Luke’s is a half-mile west of the state line. or on Facebook .
Sunset Heights Tour of Homes and Mesilla Valley Corn Maze at Lyles
Landmarks — The El Paso County Historical Family Farms — The labyrinth and pumpkin
Society will host the 16th annual Tour of
patch is open for its 21st season 11 a.m. to 7
Homes noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, with
p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 28-Oct. 27
nine locations in the neighborhood between
at 3855 W. Picacho, Las Cruces. Food and bev-
Downtown and UTEP. Residents will give
erage concessions available. Admission: $12
guests a personal walk-through of these prop-

Diamonds in the Rough

A Celebration of Baseball’s Legacy in SW New Mexico
erties. Funds go to the Sunset Heights
Neighborhood Improvement Association to
improve neighborhood residences.
Tickets: $10 ($5 ages 10 and younger); avail-
($10 children under 12; free children under 2)
$2 discount for military with ID. Group rates
offered with advance reservation. Information:
(575) 526-1919, or on
Facebook at Mesilla Valley Maze.
able in advance at the Hal Marcus Gallery, 1308
Activities include hayrides until 6:30 p.m.,
Oct. 18-20 at Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark N. Oregon, and day of tour at the Gallery and
giant slides, face painting, pedal carts, gem min-
the Burges House, 503 W. Yandell.
ing, picnic grounds, playgrounds. duck racing
Visit Information: Hal Marcus Gallery, 533-9090 or
and more. Activity tickets (available until 5:30
for full schedule of events p.m.) are $1 each or 22 for $20.
UTEP Football & Homecoming - The To get there: Take exit 139 off I-10 West
For more information: (Motel Blvd.), go north one mile and turn left at
2019 homecoming game against UTSA is at 6
or call 970-222-5084 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Sun Bowl Stadium. Picacho (U.S. 70). Go past the Rio Grande one
Tailgating events begin at 2:30 p.m. at Kidd mile to the Maze on the Lyles’ family farm.
Sponsored by Fort Bayard Historic The Fall Festival is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday
Field. Tickets: $10-$28. information: 747-5234
Preservation Society, the Village of Santa
or 1-800-745-3000. Event information: 747- and Sunday, Oct. 5-6, featuring, live music,
Clara, New Mexico Humanities Council,
and the Grant County Lodgers Tax 8600 or contests and more.
Homecoming Week events are at Centennial
Plaza, unless other listed.
The 10th annual Miner Dash 5K Run, 3K Walk
Southern New Mexico
and Family Fitness Fiesta is 8 to 11 a.m. Harvest Wine Fest — The New Mexico
Sunday, Sept. 29. Registration: $25 through Wine Growers Association presents its Labor
Sept. 17; $30 Sept. 18-26. UTEP student dis- Day Weekend festival noon to 6 p.m. Saturday
count of $5. Register through Monday, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, at the
Miner Morning Mania is 5 to 10 a.m. Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Las
Wednesday, Oct. 2, with UTEP marching Cruces, featuring New Mexico’s best wineries,
band, cheerleaders, Golddiggers dance team, food trucks, artisans, and musicians.
Paydirt Pete, and members of the Student Admission: $30 for two people. Designated
Government Association, Homecoming court drivers and age 15-20; $10; kids under 15.
and other groups. Military: (with valid ID) and early bird general
Pep Rally is noon Thursday, Oct. 3. admission is $17. VIP admission: $40. Tickets
Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner is 6:30 available at Miners must be
p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Don Haskins Center. accompanied by parent or legal guardian. All
Cocktail attire. Tickets: $100. adults must have valid ID, regardless of age;
designated drivers encouraged. No pets, cool-
Mazes & Pumpkins
ers or open containers allowed. Information:
(575) 649-8994,,
La Union Maze — The 12-acre cornfield or on Facebook.
maze is open Sept. 21-Nov. 3 (weather per- To get to the fairgrounds, take I-10 West
mitting) for its 2019 season at 1101 Highway toward Deming, then take the fairgrounds exit
28 in La Union, N.M., next to Zin Valle Winery. and follow the signs.
This year’s theme celebrates Western Tech,
HawgFest — A weekend of motorcycles,
with a “heart” carved in the upper left of the
music, food and vendors is Aug. 29-Sept. 1,
maze to honor the loves and those affected by
at Walter Gerrell’s Performing Arts Center,
the events of Aug. 3.
4012 National Parks Highway, in Carlsbad,
Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 10
N.M. Hours are noon to midnight Thursday
p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays.
through Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday.
Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Columbus Day
Admission is free. Information: (575) 302-6722,
Monday, Oct. 14, with limited activities. or on Facebook.
Cost: $12 ($10 military; $7 seniors 65-75); $6
Bike parade is 9 a.m. Saturday, from the
for ages 2-5 ($5 military). Free for age two and
Carlsbad Mall to the event site.
seniors over 75 Admission is additional $1
Entertainment includes live bands, student
more per person on peak days (Oct. 12-13 and
show, movie premiers,
Oct. 19-20). Tickets in advance at
Church service is 9 a.m. Sunday, with the offi- Information: 549-1323 or lau-
cial Ride to the Run at 10:30 a.m.
Open weekdays for scheduled field trips 9 All-American Gun & Western
a.m. to 2 p.m.; with reservations. Collectible Show — The 28th annual show
Besides the big maze, activities include wagon is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug.
rides to the pumpkin patch, live pig races, the 31-Sept. 1, at the Ruidoso Convention
big slide, family jumping pillow, cow train and Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Dr. Hundreds of
big tent area with food. guns, gun-related items, Indian artifacts, knives,
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-29: Live cowboy gear and more will be on display.
music with two area bands. Proceeds benefit Lincoln County charities.
El Paso’s Corn Maze — The 10-acre
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September Roundup End of Summer Bash — Inn of the
Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M. hosts its
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Labor Day weekend bash 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday,
Sept. 1, with concessions, jumping balloons,
Admission: $6 (free for under age 12). Age 18 live music on the lawn, fireworks at 9 p.m.
and younger must be accompanied by parent Admission is free 9 (jumping balloon tickets $10
or guardian. Information: (575) 257-6171 or per person); all ages welcome. Information: 1- 877-277-5677 or
Cloudcroft Labor Day Hoopla — The Our Lady of the Light Fiesta — The
annual family party is Saturday and Sunday, Catholic Church, 4 La Luz Road in Cloudcroft
Aug. 31-Sept. 1, on Burro Avenue in hosts its festival 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and 10
Cloudcroft. Street dance is 8 to 11 p.m. a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6-7, with live
Saturday featuring CW Ayon, and family ice music, family activities and more. Information:
cream social beginning at noon Sunday, with a (575) 434-9460 or
pie auction at 2 p.m. Admission is free.
Information: (575) 682-2733 or 1-866-682- St. Genevieve’s Fiesta — The Las Cruces
8777 or church’s annual fiesta, celebrating the church
Cloudcroft Light Opera Company’s free open community’s 156th year, is 2 to 11 p.m.
air melodrama performances are 7:30 p.m. at Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept.
Zenith Park’s pavilion. 7-8, at the Parish Hall, 1025 E. Las Cruces.
Live music by Gents Band, Karlos Saucedo y La
Franciscan Festival of Fine Arts — Holy Ley Band, Ballet Folkloricos and school bands,
Cross Retreat Center, 600 Holy Cross Road in Mariachi vocalists, clowns, piñatas and games.
Mesilla Park, will showcase the works of 80 to Admission is free. Information: (575) 888-5578
90 area artists 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 or
a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 1. The
event includes an enchilada dinner, food ven- White Sands Hot Air Balloon and
dors, silent auction, raffle, live music and beer Music Festival — Alamogordo Chamber of
garden. Admission is free; donations taken at Commerce’s ballooning and event is 6 a.m. to
the door. Information: (575) 524-3688 or fran- midnight Saturday, and 6 to 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 7-8. Around 30 balloons launch at 7 a.m.
each day, and are expected to be up about
Hatch Chile Festival — The “chile capital three hours. Food vendors on site. Cost: $20
of the world” holds its 48th annual celebration per carload or $10 per person for walk-ins;
Saturday and, Aug. 31-Sept. 1, at the Hatch White Sands fees apply Sunday. Information:
Airport on N.M. Hwy 26, 1 1/2 miles west of (575) 437-6120 or
Hatch. Vendors, carnival rides, arts and crafts, Saturday’s launch is at Ed Brabson Balloon
chile food, live music, beer garden, mud volley- Park, 223 La Velle, Alamogordo. Music fest
ball, mariachi competitio, and more. Parade begins at 2 p.m. and balloon glow at 7 p.m.
begins at 9 a.m. Saturday. Admission: $20 per Sunday’s launch is at White Sands National
carload (good for both days). Information: Monument, on Dunes Drive near Alamogordo.
(575) 267-5483 or No vendors; guests should bring own water.
The Hatch Chile Royalty 5K run and walk is 7
a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, at Hatch Community Women’s Veterans Monument Show
Center, 400 NM 187. Registration: $25 ($15 and Shine — United Military Women of the
age 6-12). Information: (575) 649-3133. Southwest host a fundraising car show benefit-
ing the Women’s Veterans Monument in Las
‘Rolling Stones’ Gem and Mineral Cruces 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at
Show — Grant County Rolling Stones Gem Mayfield High School, 1955 N. Valley, Las
and Mineral Society’s 36th annual show is Aug. Cruces. Auto swap meet next door. Open to
31-Sept. 2 at the Grant County Veterans’ makes and models; entry fee is $20.
Memorial Conference Center, 3031 U.S. 180 Information: (575) 639-1265.
East in Silver City. Vendors, silent auctions,
exhibits and demonstrations. Hours are 9 a.m. Labor Day Trail Ride — The Chihenne
to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Ranch’s 18th annual Labor Day horse ride is
and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Admission is Sept. 8-14,. Registration: $350 (due by Sept.
free. Information:(575) 654-4424 or rolling- 1). Information/registration: Greg Evans, (575) 743-1602 or

Taste of Downtown Silver City — The Monuments to Main Street — The 4th
annual benefit for Silver City MainStreet Project annual event celebrating all three national mon-
is 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, uments in the Las Cruces area, Organ
in downtown Silver City, with food samples Mountains–Desert Peaks National Monument,
from various menu items from different restau- White Sands National Monument, and
rants and shops, vendors and more at different Prehistoric Trackways National Monument, will
locations. Tickets: $20 (for tastes at 15 loca- be celebrated along with the city’s cultural
tions), available at The Hub, 600 N. Bullard. wealth, with several events in September
including tours, hikes, and film, wine, and green
Chloride Bank Café — The Grand opening chile festivals. Some tours require prior regis-
of the cafe in the historic 1884 building, 136 tration and/or have limits on the number of
Wall Street, in Chloride, N.M. (northwest or participants Full schedule and fees:
Truth or Consequences) is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 1. Information: (575) 743-0414, The Kick-Off Fiesta is 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday, or on Facebook. Sept. 8, at Klein Park, 155 N Mesquite St., Las
Although the bank had its checks and deposit Cruces, with live music by Nosotros, ballet
slips printed, it never actually went into busi- folklórico, stagecoach trolley rides, a reenact-
ness as a bank, instead serving as a saloon and ment of the founding of Las Cruces, and
other businesses. The building was derelict for desserts by La Reyna Michoacana.
sometime, but has been resurrected and is Picacho Mountain Outdoor Festival with a 5K
filled with period pieces, items reminiscent of Fun Run and Walk is Saturday and Sunday,
Chloride’s history and a modern kitchen. Sept. 21-22, with a Chile Relleno cook-off
Café hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday contest, stagecoach rides, horseback rides, and
through Monday. To get there: go 35 miles off various vendors.
I-25 via Highway 52 to Winston, turn left, then
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September Roundup Information/entry forms: (575) 524-3262, ext. N.M., on U.S. 70, hosts a performance by entertainment. Tickets: $14 ($10 age 7-14)
116 or acoustic trio Los Soneros del Valle Bajo, which after 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and all day
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The Fiesta Parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday specializes in Son Jarocho, for its full moon Saturday and Sunday; free for age 6 and
along Avenida de Mesilla. event at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. younger: available at
Hikes include Bird Walk for Beginners by the
Headliners are Nosotros at 7 p.m. Friday and Programs are free with regular park admission Information: (575) 524-8602, snmstatefair-
Mesilla Valley Audubon Society Wednesday,
Tudy and Silver Bullet Band at 4 p.m. Sunday. fees. White Sands entrance fees $10 per per- or on Facebook at snmsfr.
Sept. 18 Lower Broad Canyon Hike Sunday,
son; $20 per vehicle; and $15 per motorcycle. Rumble on the Rio playoff-style rodeo compe-
Sept. 1, and Saturday, Sept. 14, Top of the Dog Cruces Pet Expo — The 3rd annual Information: (575) 479-6124, ext. 236 or (575) tition is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25. Tickets
World Ridge Hike Sunday, Sept. 15; Organ expo for pet owners is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
679-2599, ext. 232; or go to Wednesday are half-price: $7 adults ($5 kids).
Mountains Pine Tree Trail Hike, Saturday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14-15, at Las
Music headliners are Chris Baker on
Sept. 28, and Massacre Peak & Butterfield Cruces Convention Center, with treats for 50-Plus ‘Day Tripping’ series — Las Thursday, Micky and the Motorcars on Friday,
Trail Hike Sunday, Sept. 29. dogs, K-9 agility course, prizes and giveaways, Cruces Parks & Recreation Department offers
Jack Ingram on Saturday, and the International
various booths. Well-behaved, leashed dogs day trips September through December for
Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta — The welcome. Admission: $5; free for age 4 and those residing in Las Cruces or considering the
Mariachi Conference Sunday.
39th annual regatta begins at 7:15 a.m. Friday
younger. Information: (575) 522-1232 or area as a future home. Registration at city cen- Mimbres Valley Harvest Festival — The
through Sunday, Sept. 13-15 at Lions Beach, ters or 13th annual celebration hosted by Mimbres
Elephant Butte Lake State Park. Information:
Trip to historic 12 Street in Carrizozo Arts Valley Health Action League is 10 a.m. to 4
(575) 744-5923, or on Facebook. Elephant Day — The City of Elephant District, and White Oaks Ghost Town is 8 a.m. p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at San Lorenzo
Tethered balloon rides start at 7:30 a.m. Butte’s 11th annual celebration is 9 a.m. to 9
to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16. Cost: $20. Elementary School, on NM 35 in the Mimbres
Cost: $30 ($20 age 12 and younger). p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at Sierra del Rio Golf
Valley, N.M. Live music, community green-
Course, 101 Club House Road. Live music, Cliff-Gila, Grant County Fair — The fair
Diez y Seis de Septiembre Fiesta — hamburgers and hot dogs, vendors, pirate ship is Sept. 18-22, at the Cliff Fairgrounds, Cliff,
house tours, farmers’ market, arts and craft
The annual fiesta is noon to 10 p.m. Saturday fair, storytelling and poetry and more.
water slide, and more. Admission is free. N.M. The fair includes exhibits, a midway, live-
and noon to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14-15, at Information: (575) 536-9629 or mimbreshar-
Information: (575) 744-4892 or stock auction and a barbecue. Admission: $3
the Mesilla Plaza, with art, crafts, games, drinks per day. Information: (575) 388-1559 or grant-
and food. Greased pole climb and piñatas for Cliff is a half-hour north- St. Clair Vineyards WineFest — New
kids. Attendees may bring folding chairs. No Full Moon Nights — White Sands National west of Silver City on U.S. 180. Mexico’s largest winery will host its 25th annual
alcohol, smoking or pets allowed on the plaza. Monument, 15 miles southwest of Alamogordo,
WineFest noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to
Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally — The 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28-29, at 1325 DeBaca
50th annual rally is Wednesday through Sunday,
Road in Deming, with family activities, live
Sept. 18-22 in Ruidoso, N.M. Parade is 10
music, arts and more. Admission: $5 (includes
a.m. Saturday. All access rally pass is $50 for all
souvenir glass); free admission for active mili-
five days; $20 one-day pass. Information: (575)
tary and law enforcement with ID. Information:
973-4977,, or on
1-866-336-7357 or
Facebook at RuidosoRally.
Trade show hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. West Texas
Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday. Trade show admission $3.
Marfa Lights Festival — The 33rd annual
festival is Friday through Sunday, Aug. 30-
Saturday Night Concert featuring all-girl
Sept. 1 around the Presidio County
AC/DC tribute band Whole Lotta Roses is $20.
Courthouse in Marfa, Texas. Food and crafts
Events include daily contingency prize draw-
booths, a main street parade, contests, con-
ings, free demo rides, bike games, poker runs,
certs and street dances. Information: (432)
riding tours, bike judging, tours pins and patch-
295-0509 or
es and food.
Events begin at 5 p.m. Friday, with vendors.
A daily non-denominational church service is
Saturday starts with a fun run, golf tournament
hosted by Christian Motorcycle Association.
and a parade down Highland Avenue. Street
La Gran Fiesta — CARE’s 4th annual signa- concerts are Friday with music by Sauna and
ture cancer fundraiser 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday with Los Aztex and Zach Romo Band.
Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-21, at Plaza de Sunday night concert features Los Pecadores
Las Cruces, 100 N. Main, with food, live enter- at the Marfa Activity Center. Tickets: $10 in
tainment, arts and more. Headliners are Bobby advance; $15 at the door.
Pulido Friday and Michael Salgado Saturday.
Bring a chair. Tickets: $20 per day in advance;
Day’s Work Ranch Rodeo — The 61st
annual Dell Valley Hudspeth County Fair hosts
$25 at the door; age 10 and younger admitted
its 4th annual Ranch Rodeo starts at 11 a.m.
free. Information: (575) 649-
Saturday, Sept. 28, with rodeo events, car
0598 or
show, parade, vendors, food, and more.
Brews, Blues & BBQ — The food and Admission: $5; free for under 12. Information:
music festival is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. (432) 940-8601 on Facebook.
21, at Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero,
N.M. Choose from over 200 different beers, Bazaars and fairs
enjoy BBQ and listen to live blues bands on the
lawn in front of Lake Mescalero. Cost: $25 for All You Need Is...The Beatles —
10 4.oz pours. Kaleidoscope Art Space presents its the art
market celebrating The Beatles 6 to 11 p.m.
Lumberjack Day — The annual event is 9 Saturday, Aug. 31, at German Pub, 9530
a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in Zenith Viscount, with performance by The Beatles
Park, Cloudcroft, N.M. with axe throw and United, and Beatles karaoke and cosplay con-
standing block chop and “hot saw” competi- test. Admission is free. Information: 630-4867
tions, demonstrations and more. Visitors can or
test their own lumberjack skills. Kids activities,
food and drink available. Admission is free for Archaeological Society rummage sale
spectators. Participant fee is $5 per event (reg- — The sale begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31,
istration in advance). Information: (575) 682- at El Paso Museum of Archaeology, 4301
2733 or Transmountain. All unsold items from the sale
A lumberjack pancake and coffee breakfast is will be dropped off to the Discovery Shop with
7:30 to noon in Zenith Park. Cost is $5. sales helping the Child Crisis Center.
Information: or on Facebook.
Southern New Mexico State Fair —
The fair is Wednesday through Sunday, Sept. Punk Rock Flea Market — Events are
25-29, at the Doña Ana County Fairgrounds, family-friendly, and free to attend. Information:
12 miles west of Las Cruces off I-10. Grounds 478-9971. Schedule on Facebook.
open at 9 a.m. Admission to fair and special “Another ******* Show” is 7 p.m. to midnight
events includes the Speedway, rodeo and live
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September Roundup ter at or in person at the office. fashion show by pret-a-porter, birding, wet- Walk of Hope — Candlelighters‘ 25th annual
Animal Appreciation Day and Yappy Hour is lands walking tour, drinks and more. Walking walk is 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at
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7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 28, with pet adop- tour gathers 6:20 p.m. with sunset at 7:04 p.m. Ascarate Lake, 6900 Delta, in remembrance
tions from Animal Rescue League and raffle. Proceeds also benefit Center Against Sexual and support of children battling cancer. Events
Saturday, Aug. 31, at Undisputed Craft House,
Friendly pets welcome on patio for brunch; and Family Violence and Keystone. Guests are include a kids Fun Fair. Registration is free, but
1881 Saul Kleinfeld, with more than 60 ven-
special treats for pups. encouraged to bring their own glasses for bev- each walker is encouraged to raise $100 for the
dors, food, and Weenie dog adoptions from
erages. Admission: $7 in advance; $10 at the cause. Information: 544-2222. Registration: can-
Luna’s Fosters Rescue. Family and pet friendly. Downtown Artist and Farmers Market door. 490-8571 or
— The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural
Chalk-the-Block call for vendors — The Bark For Life — American Cancer Society’s
Affairs Department’s market for area artists ‘Bubbles and Brew’ — The 5th annual
City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs
and regionally grown agricultural products is 9 pet walk fundraiser is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, “Flights and Bites” black tie gala Tasting Event
Department (MCAD) seeks artisans and ven-
a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in the Union Plaza Sept. 21, at Fountains at Farah. Information: is Saturday, Oct. 5, at El Paso Holocaust
dors applications to participate in the 12th
District along Anthony Street. Information: 633-1231 or on Museum, 715 N. Oregon. Ticket information:
annual Oct. 11-13. Chalk the Block event.
212-1780 or Facebook at Bark for Life El Paso-2019. 351-0048 or
Chalk artists and musicians must submit an
online application by 11:30 p.m. Sept. 3. Upper Valley Artists and Farmers NAMI Walks — National Alliance on Mental Buddy Walk - EPCC Diversity Programs
Applications available at Market — The artist and farmers market is 9 Illness of El Paso hosts its 17th annual walk 9 host the 10th annual walk and 5K Fun Run ben-
Information: 212-0110. a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays at the Hobby Lobby a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Ascarate Park, efiting Down Syndrome Coalition and EPCC
parking lot, 7930 N. Mesa. Admission is free. 6900 Delta. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
Harvest Festival — Holy Spirit of Hope Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist Registration is free. Information: 778-5726 or Saturday, Oct. 5, at EPCC’s Valle Verde
Church, 7728 Alameda, hosts its annual kermes
& Farmers Market. Campus. Information: 241-1040 or
Sept. 6-8. Admission is free. Information: 778-
Farmers Market at The Fountains — Silent Art Auction and Enchilada Plate
4860 or
The Fountains at Farah hosts a farmers market Sale — Opportunity Center for the Homeless, Something for everyone
Magic Morning Market — The two times a month 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, through La Casa de las Abuelitas, 1318 Myrtle, hosts the Picnic in the Park with the Arc — Arc
Marketplace at Placita Santa Fe, 5034
Sept. 6 and 20. Information: fundraising event for the shelter 11 a.m. to 4 del Paso will hosts a free family picnic in the
Doniphan, hosts an indoor and outdoor market or on Facebook. p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, with original art from park for families, caregivers, individuals with
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month
El Paso artists, along with music and door IDD and their families 5 to 7 p.m. Monday,
(Sept. 7, Oct. 5), with vendors, music, face Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market prizes. Enchilada plate tickets: $8; available in Sept. 2, at Memorial Park, 1701 Copia. All
painting, yoga and a special breakfast menu at — More than 230 permanent vendors are
advance at 288-2484. Information on Facebook abilities are welcome; RSVP with Betta Mata,
Magic Bistro. Information: 585-9296. offered 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and
at CasaDeAbuelitas. 667-7330 or
Saturdays along Main Street. Information: (575)
915 Pop-Up Market — The Outlet 541-2288 or Fajitas & Margaritas — El Paso Information:
Shoppes features the market 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Community College’s Culinary Arts Program RGCF Wellness Classes — Rio Grande
Saturday, Sept. 14 and 28. Information: the-
For a good cause
benefit event is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. Cancer Foundation, 616 N Virginia, Suite D, Specialty foods,
26, at EPCC’s Administrative Service Center, hosts free health and wellness related classes.
live music, a free play area for children, an
Eduardo Verástegui Dinner — The 9050 Viscount, Building B Foyer. Tickets: $100; Registration: 747-6280.
interactive fountain and patio bar.
Diocese of Las Cruces Foundation hosts a din- $50 EPCC faculty, staff and students. • Free Yoga classes are 5:30 p.m. Thursdays
Paso Del Norte Gun Show — 9 a.m. to 5 ner and Testimony of Faith with Eduardo Information: 831-6483 or beginning Sept. 5, suitable for all ages and
p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Verástegui, 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at mobility levels. Reservations required.
FEMAP Gala — The Friends of FEMAP will
Sept. 14-15, at El Maida Shrine Temple, 6331 Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, 1200 • Healing through Touch & Ancient Tools class
host its 14th annual gala, “Noche en la
Alabama. Admission is $6, $4 for under 18. Futurity. Cost: $100. Information: (575) 523- is 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. Free, but reserva-
Hacienda de FEMAP,” Friday, Sept. 27, in El
Information: 564-0904 or pasodelnorteguncol- 7577, or tions required.
Paso Convention Center Courtyard Plaza, 1 Verástegui, a native of Tamaulipas, Mexico will • Plant Based El Pasoans Vegan Cooking
Civic Center Plaza, honoring Paul and Alejandra
share his powerful life story. Verástegui had a Classes by One Grub Community are 6 to 8
Mission Trail Art Market — 11 a.m. to 6 successful career in telenovelas before starring
de la Vega Foster. Cocktail reception at 7 p.m.
p.m. for three Mondays beginning Sept. 23, at
p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, in the historic Veteran’s with dinner curated by chef Oscar Herrera of
in movies such as “For Greater Glory,” a 2012 First Community Church, 901 Arizona.
Memorial Plaza in San Elizario, with arts and Taft-Diaz and Flor de Nogal at 8 p.m. and
feature film that showed the impact of persecu- Reservations: 996-4476.
crafts, music, reenactments, food and more. dance at 9 p.m. with music by Danny Ray and
tion of the Catholic Church by the Mexican
Pets welcome. Admission is free. Information:
government in the 1920s.Verástegui’s story
the Acoustic Production. Tickets: $200. UTEP Hispanic Heritage Celebration
851-0093 or Information: 544-4151 or — This year’s celebration honors the founder
touches on his return to faith as well as refusing
of UTEP’s Chicano Studies program Dr. Felipe
St. Francis Bazaar — Sept. 20-22 at St. to do roles in film that conflict with his Catholic Backyard Dinner — Reynolds Home hosts
de Ortego y Gasca; Political Science Professor
Francis X. Cabrini, 12200 Vista del Sol. beliefs or insult his Latino culture. its 7th annual backyard fundraising dinner and
Dr. Rodolfo “Rudy” de la Garza; attorney and
Information: auction 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at 8023
El Paso Walk to End Lupus Now — San Jose in the Lower Valley. Dinner served 5
activist Jesús B. Ochoa, Esq.; and journalist Raúl
Tooth and Veil — The El Paso Oddities and Lupus Foundation of America’s Lone Star
to 7 p.m. with music and dancing until 9 p.m.
Ruiz. Most events are free. Information: 747-
Macabre shop, 820 N. Mesa, hosts a Mourning Chapter host the 5K and 1-mile walk at 6 p.m. 5462 or
Tickets: $50; $400 table for 8; available at
Tea and Halloween Tree Decorating Party 8 to Saturday, Sept. 14, at Ascarate Park, 6900 El Grito Ceremony: Commemoration of the Information: 274-2598, 633-
11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20. Information: 443- Delta. Check-in at 4:30 p.m. and Ceremony at Declaration of Mexican Independence, is 11:30
2905, or on Facebook.
2698, 7 p.m. Admission is free; fundraising encour- a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, UTEP Union Plaza.
The Reynolds’ Home, a non-profit organiza-
aged. Information: (866)205-2369 or “Dancing Hispanic Heritage” performances
St. Pius X Kermes — St. Pius X Catholic
tion, was built in 1926 to provide shelter, secu-
and master class events are 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Church, 1050 N. Clark, hosts its Grand Bazaar rity and basic services to women and their chil-
Thursday, Sept. 12 (Spanish dance) and Sept.
and Kermes 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday and 2 Latino Legacy Awards — Community en dren.
to 11 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28-29, with games, Acción hosts its 3rd annual awards and fiesta
Please see Page 10
entertainment, music, food and refreshments. honoring community leaders Saturday, Sept.
Admission is free; food and game costs vary. 14, at El Paso Country Club. Proceeds support
Information: 772-3226 or Richard Castro Scholarship Fund. Tickets, infor-
mation: 833-1000.

Farmer’s Markets Foundation of Faith Dinner — Catholic

singer and songwriter Matt Maher is the fea-
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert tured performer for the Diocese of El Paso’s
Crossing — The 18th annual market is 7:30 13th annual dinner, “When We Sing, We Pray
a.m. to noon Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Twice,” 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at El
Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, Paso Convention Center. Cocktails and hors
N.M. with local farmers and artisans. Well d’oeuvres begin at 5 p.m. followed by dinner.
behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch sold. Dei Gratia Award presentation honors the Yaz†
Information: (575) 589-0653, and Rosie Daw. Event includes live auction.
Game Garden offers bocce ball, horseshoes, Tickets: $100. Ticket information: 872-8412 or
cornhole and washer toss. Sunrise Yoga is 9 to
10 a.m. Cost: $10; bring a mat.
Cooking fresh with Chef Patrick Rosser is 10 Autumn Equinox Party — — The
to 11 a.m. Sept. 14. fundraiser for Keystone Heritage Park and
Red Hot Chile Fest is 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Botanical Garden, 4220 Doniphan, is 6 p.m.
Sept. 14. Salsa Challenge entries are $5; regis- Friday, Sept. 20, with food, music, vendors,

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September Roundup Gurdjieff Group of El Paso — The group Dinner, “Hispanic Americans: A History of or
meets at 2 p.m. the second Sunday of each Serving our Nation,” 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
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Thursday, Oct. 3, at Administrative Service
Southwest Mind-Body & Integrative
month at El Paso Public Library’s Main branch,
Center, Building A Auditorium, 9050 Viscount.
Medicine Conference — El Paso OASIS,
501 N. Oregon, in the second floor Staff
19 (Folklorico) in Magoffin Auditorium, hosted Trans-Pecos Counseling Association &
Lounge, for a study of “what we are as human Ticket information: 831-3324, or on
by UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance. Community Light Center hosts the 4th annual
beings.” Everyone is welcome. Information: Facebook at EPCCHispanicHeritage.
Information: 747-6509 or 867-7231. conference to promote a culture of health and Kick-off event is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday,
• Screening of the Mexican film “Carambola,” wellness 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday Sept.
Sept. 16, in the Valle Verde Campus Cafeteria
starring Diego Luna is noon Thursday, Sept. 5, Conversation with the Consul — Annex and Courtyard, 919 Hunter.
28, at Hilton Garden Inn, 111 W. University.
in the Centennial Museum. Director Kurt Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso, 910 E. The conference provides training and education
Read-In events are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:
Hollander will be present to discuss the film. San Antonio, hosts a free Spanish language con- in holistic health, healing methods and modali-
• Tuesday, Sept. 17: Northwest Campus
• “Deported to Death: How Drug Violence is versation for anyone with questions or con- ties. CEUs for LPC and LMSW. Cost: $50 gen-
Multipurpose Room, 6701 S. Desert.
Changing Migration on the US-Mexico Border” cerns 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, and how eral public; $60 after Sept. 15. Information:
• Wednesday, Sept. 18: Transmountain
book presentation by Dr. Jeremy Slack, is 3 to the consulate can help. Information: 533-3644, 831-2419. Registration: mind-
Campus Mall (by Library), 9570 Gateway North.
4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at UTEP or on Facebook
• Thursday, Sept. 19: Rio Grande Campus,
Library’s Blumberg Auditorium, First Floor. at Colsulmexepa. Room A119, 100 W. Rio Grande. Flu and Pneumonia Vaccinations — The
Off campus events:
‘Hablemos De Dinero’ — El Paso Hispanic • Monday, Sept. 23: Valle Verde Campus “Immunize El Paso” clinics for eligible persons
• Screening of the documentary “The Cafeteria Annex.
Chamber of Commerce’s Minority Business ages 6 months and older are at various schools
Forgotten Eagles,” directed by Víctor Mancilla,
Development Agency hosts a free workshop on and other locations through November for
about Mexico’s 201st Fighter Squadron in La Posta Birthday Gala — La Posta de
how to start, manage, and grow one’s business those on Medicaid, Children’s Medicaid and
WWII, is 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Chamizal Mesilla Restaurant on the historic Mesilla, N.M.
4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 10, at the Training Chip. Call for cost, eligibility, clinic locations,
National Memorial, followed by question and Plaza hosts its 80th Birthday celebration gala 6
Center at 4141 Pinnacle. Refreshments and and schedule:
answer session with the director. to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, with mariachis, a
training materials provided. Information: 566-
• Reception and presentation of “55th Mexican buffet, margaritas, tequila tasting and Crohns & Autoimmune Disease
4066 or
Anniversary of Formal Commemoration of more. Cost: $19.39, plus tax. Information: Support Group — The group meets at 6
Chamizal Treaty” is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. Rowley’s Beer Dinner — Ardovino’s (575) 524-3524 or p.m. the third Tuesday of the month (Sept.
25, at Chamizal National Memorial. Desert Crossing in Sunland Park, hosts a dinner 19) at TTUHSC 4800 Alberta, Paul Foster
Twelve Links of Interdependent
featuring Rowley’s Farmhouse Ales of Santa Fe Education Building, Room 211. Information:
Eckankar programs — Eckankar in Texas Arising — Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist
at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. Reservations: (214) 708-2989,
hosts free programs 1 to 3 p.m. selected Cultural Center, 2117 East Yandell, hosts the
Saturdays at El Paso Public Library Richard $50; includes 4-course dinner, beers and ales. Buddhist class 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 16-Oct 21,
Burges Branch, 9600 Dyer. Information: (703) Information: (575) 589-0653 or taught by Bettina Escudero. Cost: $35-$45. Call Club news
434-1196 or Yoga at Ardovino’s — Ardovino’s Desert for days: (360) 969-0611 or L‘Alliance Française d’El Paso — Fall
• Sept 7: “Relationships and Spiritual Growth,” Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. French classes for children and adults are at
UTEP Career Expo — UTEP’s annual expo
Light & Sound Service. Information: (575) 589-0653 or University Presbyterian Church, 244 Resler.
features more than 100 employers looking to
• Sept 21: “Spiritual Wisdom on Sunrise Yoga sessions are 9 to 10 a.m. Children session starts Sept. 7, and adults ses-
hire for internships and professional positions 9
Relationships,” books by Harold Klemp. Saturdays, during the Farmer’s Market. Bring a sion starts Sept. 9. Information: 346-3810 or
a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in the Don
Oktoberfest — The German Pub, 9539 mat. Cost: $10 session. Haskins Center. Students should come with 833-8705, or on Facebook.
Monthly Full Moon Yoga is 8:15 to 11 p.m.
Viscount, Suite 2K, hosts Oktoberfest events résumé and be ready for on-site interviews. Doña Ana Photography Club — The
6:30 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Sept. 7, out- Thursday, Sept. 12 with Morgan from Surya Information: 747-7503 or club meets 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 and
doors, with live music, food and German beer. Yoga. Sessions followed by DJ on the patio, din-
iThrive/DNero event — An event to dis- 17, at Cruces Creative, 205 Lohman, in Las
Information: 595-8888 or on Facebook. ner specials and a free mimosa. Cost $15.
cuss the launch of the new global payment Cruces. Admission is fre. Information: (575)
El Paso Water’s Science Fair Blast Off solution method is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 323-3624 or
— El Paso Water’s TecH2O Center, 10751 Sept. 21, at El Paso Marriott, 1600 Airway, • Sept. 3: Presentations by Carl Maier on the
Montana, hosts a “one-stop-shop” for ideas on with guest speakers Thomas Dubois, Greg “curves” image editing tool; and Dale Taylor on
science fair projects 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Knox and Richard Marks. Tickets are free, but the photographer Weegee, known for his stark
Sept. 14. Geared toward ages 7-14 but the seating is limited; available in advance street photography in New York City.
entire family is invited. Admission is free. • Sept. 17: Anne Chase will present a short
Information: 621-2000 or program, “Where to photograph in October.”
Old Memories Picnic — Old Memories El
Pranic Healing — Pranic Healing El Paso Paso Chapter hosts its 11th annual picnic noon Westside Welcome Club — The monthly
Border Region hosts a two-day Pranic Healing to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Eastwood free newcomer coffee is 10 a.m. Friday, Sept.
Level 1 Course 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and (Album) Park, Parkwood, with music and raf- 6, at 601 Skyline Drive. No reservations need-
Sunday, Sept. 14-15, at Chase Suite Hotel fles. Participants are encouraged to bring grill ed. Information: 587-8641.
Conference Center, 6791 Montana. Learn to and their rides. Information on Facebook. The monthly luncheon is 11:30 a.m.
work with the energetic anatomy, preventative Wednesday, Sept. 11, at El Paso Country
healing and self healing, with this highly devel- Parade of Homes — El Paso Association of Club, 5500 Country Club Place, with the annu-
oped tested system of energy medicine utilizing Builders’ 2018 Parade of Homes runs Sept. al Activity fair at 10:30 a.m. Cost for lunch:
prana, the live force. Spanish translation avail- 21-Oct. 6. This year’s homes are in the Valley $22; reservation deadline is Sept. 7.
able. Registration: 499-0619 or Creek 3 subdivision by Hanson Development at Information: 584-9627, The course is also offered Upper Valley and Gomez Roads, showcasing Information:
Oct. 19-20 in Albuquerque. new homes by nine builders. Hours are 4-7
p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. week- Beta Sigma Phi First Lady — The annual
Class is pre-requisite for advanced classes set
ends. Admission: $5 per family (free to military, sorority luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept.
for Nov. 15-16 at Chase Suite Hotel, including
educators and school employees, healthcare 14, at El Paso Woman’s Club, 1400 N. Mesa,
crystal pranic healing, advanced.
professionals and first responders). Information: with Marilyn Maloney to receive the 2019
EPCC Hispanic Heritage Mentor’s 778-5387 or “First Lady of El Paso” Award. Cost: $25; the
Dinner — El Paso Community College and public is invited. Information: 526-3633 or
Diversity Programs’ Hispanic Heritage 18th El Paso Technology Conference —
annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration Mentor’s Townsquare Media hosts the 5th annual con- Beta Sigma Phi is an International Women’s
ference 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, Friendship Network open to all ages.
at El Paso Wyndham, 2027 Airway, with speak-
ers, demos and breakout sessions. Admission is El Paso Christian Women’s
free; lunch tickets are $21.50 (Eventbrite) Connection — The group hosts its monthly
Information: Rebeca Rodriguez, 521-6327 or luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at El Paso Radisson Hotel, 1770 Airway.
Reservation deadline is Sept. 12. Cost: $15
Leadership Youth Summit — LULAC’s (cash only). Reservations: 598-0811.
2019 summit for youth is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 28, at UTEP. The summit aims Fashion Show and Luncheon — Retired
to recruit students from all area El Paso middle Officers’ Wives’ Club’s annual fall luncheon and
and high schools to take part in a program fashion show, “A Silver and Gold Tribute to Fall
where they select an education “track” or Fashions,” is noon to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.
career path for the day. Information: 834-9854
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September Roundup Area attractions Information: (915) 544-3200 or cattle-
International Coin Club — El Paso’s only
Cont’d from Page 10 El Paso Streetcars — The restored street-
coin club meets at 6:45 p.m. the second
Monday of the month at St. Paul’s United cars run daily on two connected loop routes, McDonald Observatory — The University
17, at Centennial Club and Conference Center, covering a total of 4.8 miles, from Father Rahm of Texas at Austin-run observatory is near Fort
Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere, with pre-
11199 Sgt. Churchill, with fashions from in South El Paso to Glory Road in Kern Place. Davis, Texas. Visitor Center open 10 a.m. to
sentations and auction to follow. Visitors always
Chico’s. Open to the public. Tickets are $20. Extended summer hours are 11 a.m. to mid- 5:30 p.m. daily (Central Time). Information:
welcome, coffee and donuts will be served.
Reservations by Sept. 12. Information: 533- night Sunday through Wednesdays (last depart- (432) 426-4138.
Information: 241-6977 or on Facebook.
5111 or 256-3192. ing car from the storage facility at Santa Fe is The observatory offers daytime tours and
11:22 p.m., and 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Thursday solar viewing at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily.
through Saturday (last departing car from the Twilight programs begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays,
facility is 2:24 p.m. Rides are free for through Fridays and Saturdays. The popular stargazing

Stranded in desert, Taking a Look Back Labor Day weekend. Information: 212-3333, or on Facebook.
events are 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays and

saved by the train by John McVey Middagh Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino —
1200 Futurity, Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are One of USA’s Top 100
Independent Pizzerias
10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday;

— Pizza Today
’ve written about all the times I’ve 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 4

I spent out in the desert with my family

between El Paso’s Upper Valley and
Kilbourne Hole 25 miles west of our
showed on the dip stick.
They pondered what to do next.
Waiting for someone to drive by was a
possibility, but for the last day and a half
a.m. Friday and Saturday. Information: (575)
874-5200 or
Western Playland — The amusement park
house. On this weekend, my sister, mom they had only seen the dust of a vehicle is at 1249 Futurity Dr. in Sunland Park, N.M.
and dad had left Saturday to camp out once, and it was a good distance off. across from the racetrack. Tickets (tax not
overnight at La Finca (an abandoned Now it was Sunday afternoon, and most

included): $22.60 42 inches or taller or $16.97
farm house in that area). They were sup- people who might have been out that way juniors 34 to 41 inches (pay one price); $5 non-
posed to be back Sunday, but as night probably had already headed home. rider admission. Individual ride tickets are
came they were still gone and my brother The afternoon was moving rapidly
Fine Beers & Wines
$2.50; rides are 1 or 2 tickets. Information:
and I became concerned. toward dark. The decision was made to (575) 589-3410 or
Back then there were no cellphones. But hike the road toward the railroad hoping
September hours are 2 to 9 p.m. Saturdays; 2
the house telephone did ring around 9:30 somebody would drive by. No luck. Then to 7 p.m. Sundays (and Monday, Sept. 2).
p.m. It was our father asking my brother
and me to come pick them up outside La
it became dark. In the distance they saw a
Wet ’N’ Wild Waterworld — The water 206 Cincinnati • 532-9483
train coming. Mom and Marie stayed on
Hacienda Restaurant, 11 miles from the the road while Dad went the 40 yards to park at 8804 S. Desert, Anthony, Texas (I-10 at
house in the opposite direction from
865 N. Resler • 760-6000
the side of the tracks. Luckily, he was Exit 0) is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (until 7
which they’d left. Dad was in no mood to able to flag that train to a stop. By the p.m. weekends). Final day of the season is Sept.

explain anything over the phone. Brother time the train came to a complete halt the 9. Tickets at the gate: $24.99, plus tax; $21.99
and I borrowed our neighbor’s Cadillac caboose was right in front of Dad. Dad kids under 48 inches tall; $4.99 age 1-3; free
and headed for town. It seemed like an explained their predicament, with the for babies under 1. Seniors/picnic fee: $14.99. 1879 N. Zaragosa • 856-9111
extra dark night. We pulled off Doniphan
conductor explaining to him that it was Information: 886-2222 or
at the viaduct that took you up to the col- against the rules to give anyone a ride. Mesa Vista Wine Tasting Room — The
lege, but didn’t have to drive to the front
of the restaurant because we spied our
All this conversation passed between tasting room, which includes craft beer, is at 11100 Sean Haggerty (at US 54)
family waiting at the corner.
them as they walked back to meet up 3200 Hwy 28 in Anthony, N.M. (La Union area 821-7000
with Mom and Marie.
They looked tired but were smiling. It at NM 28 and S. Vinton Road). Open noon to 6
I’m sure the conductor realized he p.m. Thursday through Sunday. The room also
was a relief seeing them. Dad in his
145 W. Sunset (at Doniphan)
could not leave that family alone out features the region’s only yarn shop and local
camping clothes, Mom clutching her there. I’m also pretty sure other options
purse and our little sister Marie with her alpaca products. Live music 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
were discussed with the final decision Saturdays. Information: (915) 494-7248. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Thur.
light brown Twiggy hairdo. It didn’t reg- being to load them into the caboose for a National Alpaca Farms Days event is Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
ister with me then, but they had no lug- ride to town. 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday
gage, nothing in tow. My brother jumped and Sunday, Sept. 28-29.
My brother and I were now told that
in the back seat with our mom, sister and nothing was to be said to anyone about Indian Cliffs Ranch — The working cattle
my dad sat in front with me. On the way “... definitely has the best pizza in town.”
the rescue train ride. The only reason I’m ranch in Fabens offers a children’s zoo, buffalo,
— Texas Monthly
home they started explaining why we had relating the story now is that 55 years longhorns, deer, rattlesnake pit, movie sets and
to pick them up. have now passed so I’m confident the the Fort Apache playground. It’s also home to FINE PIZZA &
They had had fun spending time cook- statute of limitation applies. the famous Cattleman’s Steakhouse. FINE DINING
ing at La Finca and tooling around the The rest of the story unfolded. When
craters. On the way home they’d stopped they got back to the steps of the caboose
to shoot the guns on the lip of one of the they had an unwelcome intruder blocking
craters. Mom spied some lava rock that the way. A large rattlesnake had taken up
she though would be pretty for her gar- its resting place right where they had to
den. They seemed light enough, so she step up. They jumped back and quickly
picked up a few and put them in the trunk dispatched that poor snake with a single
of the Nash Rambler. Then she saw shot. Then they ascended the steps into
another interesting piece, putting it in the the caboose. What a weekend!
trunk. None of them noticed that the rear The Middagh family has always had
end of the car was starting to sag. adventure. I feel very blessed being a
After they finished exploring and member of the clan, with Irish, Dutch,
shooting, they got into the Rambler to and Mexican blood running through my
head home. It was approaching late after- veins. I’ve always felt the love of very
noon. About halfway from Kilbourne distant relatives deep in my soul, past
Hole going toward the railroad tracks and generations. They did so much to see me
El Paso, a strip of sand dunes is crossed and mine to where we are today. I thank
by an ancient lava flow of jagged rocks. them in my prayers often, probably not
We’ve always been cautioned about enough. My wish is that all the young-
going over them too fast. I’m sure Dad sters out there will sit down and talk with
slowed down, but he hadn’t thought their old folks, asking questions. For
about the extra weight in the trunk. So, someday questions will come up with
going up and over these small lava hills, nobody left to answer them.
sure enough, he hit the oil pan and tore
open the plug. He didn’t notice anything John McVey Middagh is a former
amiss until the red oil warning light came saddle shop owner. You can reach
on. They stopped, checked: No oil him at

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Most tickets are available at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E.
at Paisano. Tickets: $80-$600 (Ticketmaster).
Concert rescheduled from May 21.
Khalid — The five-time Grammy-nominated ‘Cleopatra metió la pata’ — The Spanish-
R&B singer comes home 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept.
language musical comedy is 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.
1, Don Haskins Center, for a concert benefiting the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $40-$120. Eddie B — The comic and “official voice of Friday, Oct. 11, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets:
victims of the Aug. 3 Walmart shooting. Other teachers across the globe” performs his “I’m
performers to be announced. $33.20 to $73.20 Maná — The Guadalajara-based rock band $50-$80; $100 VIP.
Already Professionally Developed” tour at 8
(sold out at press time). brings their “Rayando El Sol” tour to El Paso J Balvin Arcoíris Tour — The Colombian
p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, Abraham Chavez
twice in 2019: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, superstar performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11,
Alan Saldaña — The Spanish language comic Theatre. Tickets: $25-$55).
and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at UTEP’s at the Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $33 to
performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at the Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $62.75-$222.75; 200 Años de Musica Mexicana — $123.20; VIP $229-$399.
Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30-$85. Platinum, $429.50-$899 VIP:s $325-$775. Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitln and Band El
Recodo perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, Sin Bandera y Camila — The Grammy-
Café Tacvba — The Latin alternative rock Alejandro Sanz — The Latin megastar and winning Latin pop duo and Mexican pop band
band performs their 30th Anniversary Tour at 8 Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $35.50-$205.50).
2017 Latin Grammy Person of the year recipi- perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at El Paso
p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Abraham Chavez ent presents his #LaGira Tour at 7:30 p.m. I Love Freestyle Music Tour — The night County Coliseum. $35-$200..
Theatre. Tickets: $35-$40. Saturday, Sept. 14, at UTEP’s Don Haskins of freestyle artists is 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at
Center. Tickets: $33.20-$93.20; VIP packages Abraham Chavez Theatre. featuring Trinere, Way Out West Fest — Country band
Mijares — The adult contemporary pop Midland headlines the 4th annual fusion of cul-
$225-$295. George Lamond, the Original Cover Girls,
singer performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at
Johnny O, Cynthia, and Corina. $29-$69. ture Saturday, Oct. 12, at Southwest
University Park, along with a Margarita Contest
Natti Natasha — The rising pop star per- and Chili Challenge. Also performing: The Wild
forms at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at El Paso Feathers, Desure and Madison Kozak. Gates
County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: open at 5 p.m. Tickets: $30 ($45 Western Tech
$40. Rescheduled from August. Party Zone Floor; $150 TFCU-VIP; available at
Maluma — The Colombian reggaeton singer, Information:
one of social media’s most popular artists, or on Facebook.
returns to El Paso with his 11:11 World Tour at ‘Swan Lake’ — Russian Ballet Theatre pres-
7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, UTEP’s Don Haskins ents its new production of Tchaikovsky’s classic
Center. Tickets; $61-$352. at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Abraham
The Doobie Brothers — The legendary Chavez Theatre, choreographed by Nadezhda
music group performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. Kalinina. Tickets: $25-$115.
22, Plaza Theatre. The Doobie Brothers have Mariachi del Divo — The mariachi that
been delivering roots-based, harmony-laden, accompanied Juan Gabriel on tour internation-
guitar-driven rock and roll for more than four ally for more than two decades performs their
decades, selling more than 48 million albums “Alma de Juarez” Tour at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct.
and winning four Grammy Awards. Tickets: 20, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30-$85.
$69.50-$109.50; VIP packages start at $227. Postponed from Sept. 1.
Tom Segura – The actor, comedian and Dream Theater — The two-time Grammy-
writer brings his “Take it Down Tour” to El nominated progressive music titans celebrate
Paso 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Plaza 20 years of “Scenes from a Memory” with its
Theatre. Tickets: $35-$65. “Distance Over Time Tour” at 8 p.m.
Felipe Esparza — The comedian and actor Wednesday, Oct. 23, Abraham Chavez
brings his popular “Bad Hambre” Tour to El Theatre. $39.50 to $69.50.
Paso at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Plaza Gloria Trevi — The Mexican pop diva per-
Theatre. Esparza is known for his recurring forms her “Diosa de La Noche” Tour at 8 p.m.
appearances on “Superstore,” and “Eric Andre Friday, Oct. 25, at UTEP’s Don Haskins
Show,” and as winner of the 2010 “Last Comic Center, with special guest Karol G. Tickets:
Standing.” Tickets: $32-$50. $33.50-$163.50.
‘Mickey’s Search Party’ — Disney On Ice Zoé - The Grammy and Latin Grammy-win-
returns to El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 ning alt rock band from Mexico return to El
Paisano, Wednesday through Sunday, Oct. 2-6. Paso for their “Aztlan” Tour at 8 p.m.
Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. nightly, plus noon and Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the Plaza Theatre.
3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Thursday’s and Tickets: $59 to $99.
the noon Saturday show in Spanish. Tickets
begin at $31. Information: 533-9899, disneyon- Hozier — The multi-platinum Irish singer- or songwriter returns to El Paso for his
“Wasteland Baby” Tour at 8 p.m. Thursday,
Natalia Lafourcade — The Grammy & Oct. 31, Abraham Chavez Theatre, with Freya
Latin Grammy winner returns to El Paso at 8 Ridings. Tickets: $29.50-$59.50.
p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Plaza Theatre.
Lafourcade has won nine Latin Grammy awards Michael W. Smith — The multi-platinum
and was featured on the “Coco” soundtrack. Christian singer/songwriter and best-selling
Tickets: $41-$101.50 . author performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2,
Magoffin Auditorium. $25-$75.
La Adictiva — Mexico’s touring sensation, La
Adictiva de San Jose de Mesillas, comes to El Five Finger Death Punch — The metal
Paso’s Plaza Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. band performs 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7,
Tickets: $49.50-$109.50. Don Haskins Center, with Three Days Grace,
Bad Wolves, and Fire From the Gods. Tickets:
André Reyes — The former guitarist and $47.75-$77.75. VIP: $197-$498.
vocalist for the Gipsy Kings brings some of the
group’s favorite songs to stage including Christian Nodal — The Latin Grammy win-
“Bambolero” and “Volare” at 8 p.m. Saturday, ning mariachi performs brings his Ahora Tour
Oct. 5, at the Plaza Theatre, blending tradi- to E Paso at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Plaza
tional flamenco with western pop and Latin Theatre. Nodal has high rankings on Billboard,
rhythms. Tickets: $59-$129. iHeartRadio and more. Tickets: $55-$140.

Cardi B — The superstar rapper and hip-hop ‘Peppa Pig’s Adventure’ — Peppa Pig,
artist, who this year became the first female George and their friends’ new live show, is 6
solo artist to win a Grammy for Best Rap
Album, will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8,
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Ticket Exhorder, Krisiun and Hatchet. Tickets: $25 in Spencer Theater for Performing Arts artists performing “25 or 6 or 4,” “Feeling
advance; $30 day of show. Age 18 and older. — 108 Spencer Road (off Airport Hwy 220) in Stronger Every Day,” “If You Leave Me Now,”
Cont’d from Page 12
• Gutter Demons — 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800 or “Saturday In The Park,” and more. Tickets:
19, with Extremity and Phantom Flesh. Free. $39-$69.
p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Abraham Chavez
• DAAP (Dead Animal Assembly Plant) — 8 Public buffets ($20) are available before most
Theatre, based on Entertainment One’s Nick Jr
p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, with Adoration
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and
series. Tickets: $25-$65; VIP packages $145-
Destroyed, Sons of Providence local bands. Age
Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Most shows begin
• Albert Hammond — The legendary folk-rock
$155; includes character meet-and-greets.. at 8 p.m. and are limited to age 21 and older,
18 and over admitted. Admission: $8. and cinematic pop music writer, performer and
unless listed otherwise. Tickets through
Robert Dubac’s ‘The Book of Moron’ • Calabrese — 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, with recording artist performs 8 p.m. Saturday, or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-
— Dubac’s new Off-Broadway solo hit comes Stellar Corpses, Zombeast and SLVTHAMMER. Aug. 31 with a treasure trove of folk-rock
877-277-5677 or
to El Paso Nov. 8-10, at the Philanthropy Tickets: $10. songs like “It Never Rains In California,” The
• Vince Neil and Vixen — The former Mötley
Theatre in the Plaza Theatre’s Annex, taking on • Piece of Mind — The hardcore band per- Air That I Breathe,” “When I Need You,” and
Crüe front man and the all-female metal band
such topics as the barriers of sex, race, religion, forms at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, with local “To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before.” Tickets:
perform Friday, Sept. 13. Tickets: $25-$65.
politics and the media. Showtime is 8 p.m. bands opening. Admission: $5. $66-$69.
• Eli Young Band — The country group per-
Friday, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. • Soulfly — 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25. Age Tickets for the 2019/2020 Fall/Winter season
forms Saturday, Sept. 14. Tickets: $25-$65.
Sunday. Tickets: $50. 18 and over . $25 in advance; $30 day of show. go on sale Sept. 10. Shows begin in October.
• Emeril Lagasse — The celebrity chef will host
• Monuments — British progressive metal • Brass Transit — 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.
Blue Man Group — The wildly popular per- band, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, with This tribute to Chicago, the greatest jazz-rock
a dinner and demonstration Saturday, Oct. 12.
formance group present their new show, Tickets: $70.
Skyharbor, Greyhaven and Vespera. $20. band of all time, features eight of Canada’s
“Speechless,” Nov. 19-20 at the Plaza Theatre, • Emo Night pt 3 — 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. most in-demand musicians, singers and session
as part of the Broadway in El Paso Series. 28, featuring local metal bands taking on Emo
Information: 231-1111, personas. All ages. Admission: $5.
Broadway or on Facebook a. • Hallow Point — The band returns to El Paso
Newsboys — The Christian pop band’s in support of their latest album “Blacklight” 6
“Greatness of Our God” Tour is 7 p.m. p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, with Not My Master,
Thursday, Nov. 21, at Abraham Chavez Dicode, Grave Aesthetic and Steellake. Tickets:
Theatre, featuring Ryan Stevenson, with Adam $10 in advance; $12 at the door.
Agee and special appearance by Kevin Max. • Revocation — 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2.
Tickets: $20-$100. with Voivoid, Psycroptic, Skeletal Remains and
Conjurer. $20 in advance; $25 day of show.
La Arrolladora Banda Limón — The • Beyond Creation — 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6,
Latin Grammy winning group from Sinaloa, with Beyond Creation, Fallujah, Arkaik, and
Matatlán performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. Equipoise. Minors allowed with adult. $20.
27, at the Plaza Theatre. $49.50-$129.50.
Lowbrow Palace — 1101 Texas.
Chris D’Elia — One of the most in-demand Information: Facebook at lowbrowpalace.
performers in comedy presents his “Follow the • Senses Fail — Post-hardcore band, 8 p.m.
Leader” show at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at the Saturday, Sept. 7. Tickets: $17.
Plaza Theatre. $37.50-$67.50. Jerry Paper — Electronic music songwriter
Trans-Siberian Orchestra — Trans- performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10. $10.
Siberian Orchestra returns at 3 and 7:30 p.m. • Clubz and Girl Ultra — The alternative duo
Wednesday, Dec. 4, in UTEP’s Don Haskins and pop musician from Mexico perform 10
Center, presented by the Hallmark Channel. p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. Tickets: $25.
The “rock holiday tradition for a new genera- • Phantogram — Electronic music duo, 7 p.m.
tion” will showcase their unique combination of Sunday, Sept. 15 with Bob Moses. $26.
storytelling, musicianship and spectacular pro- • Stereolab — The European pop band per-
duction effects. Previous shows in the area forms at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, with
have sold out. Tickets on sale Sept. 13. Bitchin Bajas. Tickets: $28.
• Crumb — The rock band performs at 9 p.m.
Venues & series Tuesday, Sept. 17, with Divino Nino and
Shormey. Tickets: $18.
El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway. • Tiger Army — The psychobilly band per-
Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and forms at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, with
9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. SadGirl and Kate Clover. Tickets: $20.
Sunday. Tickets: $6-$12. Age 17 and older • The Midnight — Synthwave band, 7 p.m.
admitted. VIP Booths $10 more; available at Sunday, Sept. 22. $20 ($59 VIP). Information, reservations: 779- • The Aquadolls — So-Can indie band, 9 p.m.
5233, or on Facebook. Thursday, Oct. 3. Tickets: $12.
• Aug. 29-Sept. 1: Co-headliners Ian Lara and • Still Woozy — The soul and R&B artist per-
Elliott Threat. forms at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. Tickets: $15.
• Sept. 5-8: Darren Carter, with feature act • Cuco — The indie pop performer’s “Para
Brian Swinehart. Mi” Tour is 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, with La
• Sept. 12-15: The Greg Wilson Doña and Kaina. Tickets: $24.
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Flickinger Center for Performing Arts
Montana, specializing in metal and hard rock. — 1110 New York, in Alamogordo.
Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickinger-
• The Last 10 Seconds of Life — The Glory Be • Michael Martin Murphey — The singer-song-
to Misery Tour is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, writer returns for an evening of well-known
with Kaonashi, VCTMS, Hive and Know/Suffer. songs & music 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.
Tickets: $15. Tickets: $23, $32 and $42.
• Vrsty — The R&B and post-hardcore infused • Channelling the King — The one-man musi-
band’s “Dagger Falls” Tour is 7:30 p.m. cal show that explores the relationship
Thursday, Sept. 5, with Day X Day’s and between Jessie Haldeman, an insurance sales-
Alura. Admission: $5. man from Long Island, and Elvis Presley, is 7
• Aesthetic Perfection — The band’s ‘Into the p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. Tickets: $15, $26, $35.
Black Tour” is 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8 with • hONEy hoUSe — The acoustic trio performs
Empathy Test. Tickets: $15. at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, with a combina-
• Dead Rabbitts — The group featuring Craig tion for wonderful harmonies and lyrics.
Mabbitt of Escape the Fate performs at 7 p.m. Tickets: $10, $17$25.
Friday, Sept. 13, with Note to Self and local
support. Tickets: $13 in advance.
• Kataklysm — 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, with Please see Page 14

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El Paso Call to Worship — The Body Racetrack & Casino, 1200 Futurity Dr., Sunland
United presents its 5th annual Nights of Unified Park. The group is known for its tight har-
Worship 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, monies and flawless note-for-note renditions of
Aug. 30-31, at Coronado High School’s Lee The Beatles greatest hits. No cover; age 21 and
Ross Capshaw Auditorium. Doors open at 6 older admitted. Information: (575) 874-5200,
p.m. This year’s headliner is People and Songs. or Facebook.
Tickets are free at Information: • La Tranza — Friday, Sept. 6. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 Trapfest Block Party — The 7th annual
996-1601 or • Lady Starbeast — Friday, Sept. 13, with Soul N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, all-ages block party is 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Pleasurekraft — The electronic music group Parade and The Roulettes bringing rock to jazz, opera arias to Broadway Saturday, Sept. 28, at North Mesa and East
performs a benefit show for El Paso Shooting • Daikaiju — Saturday, Sept. 21. and everything in between. Tickets: $25. Main in Downtown El Paso. All ages; 21 and
Victims Fund at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at the • In Lessons — Sunday, Sept. 29 with local Information: (575) 405-7429, older only in bars. Tickets $22; $42 VIP at
Green Door Event Center in El Paso. All ages support. Tickets: $5 ( or on Facebook at LCCivicConcertAssoc. Information on Facebook at
are welcome. Tickets: $20; available at • Stolen Jars — The indie folk band’s “A Trapfest. This year’s performers include
Reminder Tour” is Tuesday, Oct. 1, with local
Mdou Moctar — The “Concert in the Additional donations to the TroyBoi, and 4B with special guests Yultron,
Courtyard” featuring the Niger guitarist is 7:30
fun may be made at support. Wavedash, and Riot.
p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Ballroom
Love Buzz — 3011 Pershing. Age 21 and Noche de Sonoras — The evening of Marfa Courtyard, in support of his latest album,
older, unless otherwise listed. Features both Cumbia and tropical sounds from La Magiztral “Ilana: The Creator.” Commonly referred to as Also
local and touring performers. Most perform- Sonora and Extremo Tropical begins at 8 p.m. the Jimi Hendrix of the desert, Mdou performs
Friday, Sept. 6, at Sunland Park Racetrack & an electronic adaptation of Tuareg music. Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
ances are free and begin at 9 p.m. Information:
Casino, 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Admission is free. Information: — 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Mariachi music featured 1
257-3118 or on Facebook at LoveBuzz915.
Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. No cover; age 21 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m.
• Baloney — The Spokane alt-rock group per-
and older admitted. Information: (575) 874- In case of rain, the performance will move to Sundays. Check website for schedule of tribute
forms, Saturday, Aug. 31.
5200, or on The Capri, 603 W San Antonio. bands. Most shows 18 and older. Admission is
• Origami Ghosts — The indie band performs
Facebook. free, unless otherwise listed. Information: 860-
at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, with Super Trans-Pecos Festival — El Cosmico vin- 7777, or on Facebook.
Group, Transeunte, Michael Martinez and ‘Pickamania!’ — Sierra County Arts Council tage trailer lodge at 802 S. Highland in Marfa, • Molotov — The Mexican rockers perform an
Amphibian. hosts a weekend of live music Sept. 13-15 at Texas, hosts the 14th annual festival of Music + all ages show Thursday, Aug. 29, outdoors.
• Supercrush — Monday, Sept. 2, with local Black Range Lodge in Kingston, N.M. with food Love Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 26-29, Doors open at 5 p.m.
openers. trucks, apple pies, art and music vendors and with live music, sandlot baseball, Saturday night • Banda El Limon — 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1
more. Cost: $10 per day ($15 Saturday); $30 barbecue, food trucks, camping arts and crafts, • Buckcherry — 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18,
full weekend. Half price for kids. Information: vendors, workshops and other activities. with Blacktop Mojo.
(575) 894-0615 or Tickets: $250 three-day pass for music only; • Fozzy — The heavy metal band performs at
Performers (subject to change) include $325 with camping. Information: (432) 729- 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, with special guest
Kingston Main Street at 6 p.m. and Back Porch 1950 or Jared Nichols.
Blues Band at 7 p.m. Friday, and Peter Thursday’s performers are Margo Price,
McLaughlin at 6 p.m. and Jeff Scroggins and Butch Walker, Valley Queen, Erika ‘Trolley Tracks’ A Streetcar Music
Fresh Horses at 7 p.m. Sunday. Wennerstrom and William Tyler. Series — El Paso musicians will perform live
Friday’s performers are El Cosmico Family in intimate sessions the last Thursdays of the
Ben Gulley and the Timeless Trio — Band with Robert Ellis and Friends, Chicano month through Oct. 31. Each performance
Las Cruces Civic Concert Association presents will last one loop on the streetcar live and will
Batman, Luna, Orville Peck and Ross Cashiola.
the trio led by vocalist Ben Gulley at 7:30 p.m. be recorded live by Grammy-winning sound
Saturday’s performers are Broken Social
Scene, Combo Chimbita, Dylan LeBlanc, The engineer, Justin Leeah. Boarding begins at 7
Suffers and Elizabeth Cook. p.m. sharp in front of the Main Library at 501
N. Oregon. Price for streetcar entry: $1.50.
Wine Attitude Folk Concert — Wine Information: 212-0001, district #1@elpaso-
Attitude’s new location at 6404 N. Mesa, Suite or
B. A reception is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, Sessions: Aug. 29, Sept. 26 and Oct. 31.
with concert by Tia McGraff and Tommy
Parham at 7 p.m. Snacks provided. Tickets: Mariachi Sundays in Mesilla — The
$20; wine available for purchase. Reservations: Town of Mesilla, its business community and
Wine Attitude, 304-0111, Kay White, 204-1241 the Las Cruces International Mariachi
or Delia Schwartz, 433-5202. Conference host the fall afternoon series 3 to 5
p.m. Sundays in September in the Plaza at his-
Hard Day’s Night — Southern California’s toric Old Mesilla. Admission is free. Bring fold-
No. 1 Beatles Tribute Show is 8:30 p.m. to ing chairs or blankets. Pets and alcohol not
12:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Sunland Park allowed in plaza. Information: or
on Facebook at Old Mesilla.
Zin Valle Free Music Sundays — Zin
Valle vineyard, 7315 Hwy 28 in Canutillo (3/4
mile north of FM 259), hosts free live music 1
to 4 p.m. on selected Sundays. Wine tasting
offered. Bring a picnic. Information: 877-4544
• Sept. 1: Perfect on Paper
• Sept. 22: Dusty Low
• Oct. 6: Ricardo Valencia
• Oct. 20: Julio Ortiz.
Music on the Lawn — The Fountains at
Farah Promenade Amphitheater, 8889
Gateway West, hosts free music events at sun-
down 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturdays through
Sept. 7. Dogs welcome. Information, schedule:
Ardovino’s Live Music — Ardovino’s
Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Dr. in Sunland
Park, hosts live music at 7:30 p.m. every Friday
and Saturday. Information: (575) 589-0653.
Jazz at The Tap — The Tap Bar and
Restaurant, 408 E San Antonio, features live
jazz music 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. every Thursday.
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Catrina String Quartet with special guest Jim Brahms Symphony No. 1, op. 68 in C minor.
Shearer. Cost: $15; tickets in advance at Opening notes with Dr. James Welsch are or at the door. Cash bar offered by presented at 6:30 p.m. both nights in the
Dry Point Distillers; non-alcoholic options Philanthropy Theatre next to the Plaza.
offered. Information: (575) 523-6403.
Classical Drinking will take place on the same
El Paso Chopin Piano Festival — The
25th Anniversary of the annual series of piano
day as the Second Saturday 10-10 Arts Hop,
concerts are at 7 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 28,
Jazz at Sunset — El Paso Community guest singers from Esperanza Azteca. Upcoming dates are Oct. 12 and Nov. 9 in the
• Guest pianist Kirill Gliadkovsky performs Oct. 12 and Oct. 26, at the Chamizal National
College will host the free outdoor jazz show 6 fall and Feb. 8, March 14 and April 11 in the
Friday, Oct. 4. Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free,
to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at EPCC’s Valle spring. Featured artists include Deena Kay
but people are advised to arrive early; concerts
Verde Campus’s Americana Language Village, Jones, piano, Eric Unsworth, double bass, Sarah
Camerata del Sol — The innovative cham- are almost always standing room only.
919 Hunter. Performers are Emmy Award Daughtrey, vocals, and Celeste Shearer, tuba.
ber music group from Las Cruces, El Paso and Information: or elpa-
nominated L.A. guitarist Grant Geissman with
Juárez, performs 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society
special guests Michel Herndon Group, Frank
at La Viña Winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28, — The society presents the Coolside Collective Sept. 28: Josh Wright. Wright’s self-titled
Zona Group, Ruben Gutierrez Quintet and
one mile north of Vinton Road. The concert at its monthly concert series 7 p.m. Sunday, album topped the Billboard Classical Traditional
Azucar. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. No alco-
will feature one string quartet, one string trio, Sept. 15, at First Christian Church, 1809 El Chart just three weeks after its release in April
hol or pets. Refreshments sold. Information:
and one duet between cello and violin. Paseo in Las Cruces. The music begins after a 2011. He performed his debut recitals at
831-2292 or
Admission is free; donations accepted. short business meeting. Admission: $10 ($5 Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center in 2014.
UTEP Department of Music — Fox Fine Information: (575) 882-7632 or members; $1 students with ID). Coffee and He also performed at Dolby Theater in Los
Arts Recital Hall. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. dessert reception at 6:30 p.m. in the foyer. Angeles as part of “America’s Got Talent”
except as listed. Ticket information: 747-5606 Information: (575) 640-875, Season 9 and a was a prizewinner at the 2015
‘Encores & Overtures’ — El Paso Opera
or The band has been an active part of the Las National Chopin Competition.
hosts “A Superstitious Soirée” for its annual
• A solo piano recital with Chris Reyman is Cruces jazz scene for years. The new lineup
event Friday, Sept. 13, at El Paso Country
features Emma Steel on vocals and CJ Andrews
LCSO with Tim Fain — Las Cruces
Monday, Sept. 9, as part of the Faculty Recital
Club, with cocktail hour, silent auction, dinner Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lonnie
Series. Reyman will perform jazz and impro- on piano, with veteran members Dwight Goetz
and live performances featuring Kellie Rumba Klein, opens its season with guest violinist Tim
vised music that blurs the boundaries between on trumpet, OJ Ojinaga on drums and Adriel
Rattay and circus performance troupe Odd- Fain at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday,
composition and improvisation. The program Hernandez on bass.
Lab. Tickets: $125 ($1,250 table for ten); reser- Sept. 28-29, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall.
will include music from his 2019 CD “KOAN.”
vation deadline is Sept. 4. Information: 581- EPSO’s ‘Four Guitars’ — El Paso The program features Mozart’s Symphony No.
• Orchestra Concert is Tuesday, Sept. 24.
5534, or Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bohuslav 35’ Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 2 and
• UTEP jazz ensemble concert is 6 p.m.
Rattay, opens its season with Università Guitar Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2. Tickets: $41-
Thursday, Sept. 26. Classical Drinking — Doña Ana Arts
Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $51. Information: (575) 646-3709,
• Wind Symphony Concert is Tuesday, Oct. 1. Council (DAAC) hosts the first of its new musi-
Sept. 20-21, in the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: or on Facebook.
• UTEP choirs present “Building Bridges” cal series 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14,
$16-$45; $9 and $11 for students
Thursday, Oct. 3, featuring the Chamber at the DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, 1740
(Ticketmaster). Information: 532-3776 or
Alina Kuryayeva — Grant County
Singers and UTEP Trombone Quartet, with Calle de Mercado in Mesilla, featuring La Community Concert Association presents the
renowned classical pianist at 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Hiram Rodriguez (UTEP-UACJ), Martin
Oct. 1, at WNMU Fine Arts Auditorium in
Espinoza (UACH), Jesus Manuel Flores (UACH)
Silver City. Tickets: $20 (age 17 and younger
and Daniel Monroy (UACJ) perform Rodrigo
with paid adult (two per adult). Information:
Concierto Andaluz for 4 solo guitars and
(575) 538-5862 or

Tea Dances — Free tea dances to Big Band Contra Dance — The Southern New
and Golden Oldies hits are 1 to 3 p.m. every Mexico Music and Dance Society’s monthly
Monday, plus 1st and 2nd Fridays, at Memorial contra dance is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday,
Park Senior Center, 1800 Byron. Information: Sept. 20, at Mesilla Community Center, 2251
212-2115. Dances are also at Wellington Chew Calle de Santiago in Las Cruces. Music by Rus
Center, 4430 Maxwell, third Friday of month. Bradburd and Dennis Daily. Caller is Lewis
Land. Beginners’ lessons at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $6
USA Dance — USA Dance Las Cruces NM ($4 youth; $15 family). Information: (575) 522-
Chapter #5058, hosts a dance 2:45 to 5 p.m.
1691 or
Sunday, Sept. 1, at Belton Bridge Center, 1214
E. Madrid in Las Cruces. Free waltz dance les- Dance for Dreams — Dance for Dreams
son is 2 to 2:45 p.m. Admission: $10 ($5 mem- hosts a dancing fundraising gala 7 p.m. to mid-
bers); free for age 12 and younger. Information: night Saturday, Sept. 28, at Best Western Plus
(575) 639-3993 or Facebook. El Paso Airport Hotel, 6655 Gateway West,
with live music dancing to salsa, merengue,
‘Nutcracker’ auditions — El Paso Ballet bachata, cumbia, cha-cha, kizomba and more.
Theatre, 1060 Doniphan Park Circle, Suite H,
Live music by Azucar, and Israel Aguirre, with
hosts auditions for the 11th anniversary per-
DJ music from Fernie Aveytia. Dance perform-
formance of the Nutcracker, Saturday, Sept.
ances by Bridgette Maria of Scottsdale, Ariz.,
7. Auditions will be held by age group.
and raffles also offered. Dress to impress.
Information: 760-6062, dance@elpasobal-
Dance workshops with Bridgette Maria are 6
to 10:30 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Times are noon for age 6-7; 12:45 p.m. for
Saturday, Sept. 27-28, at Shundo Ballroom
age 8-9; 1:30 p.m. for age 9-12; 11:30 a.m. age
Dance Studio, 120 Paragon Suite 120.
10-12. Company audition for ages 13 and up is
Cost (in advance): $10 per workshop; $30 all
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
day Friday; $60 all day Saturday; $100 VIP
Retro Dance Night — DJ Joe Dorgan will (both days, plus gala). Cost is $5 more at the
play the music of the ‘70s and ‘80s for a retro door per event, $15 more VIP. Dinner paid on
dance at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, in the site at gala. Bring snacks for workshops and
Sunset Hall at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, BYOB for gala. Information: Deliris Montanez,
Sunland Park. Cocktails and pizza available. (704) 293-4307,
Cost: $5 cover, age 21 and older. Information: or on Facebook at dancefordreamsfoundation.
(575) 589-0653, ext. 3 or
Tango in the Park — El Paso Dance Works
Afternoon Tea Dance — USA Dance hosts free dancing 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday,
Chapter 5017 hosts a tea dance 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 29, at San Jacinto Plaza. Information:
Saturday, Sept. 14, at Cielo Vista Mall. Dance 422-3338 or
lesson at 1 p.m.; dancing to follow. Admission: El Paso Dance Works, 6633 N. Mesa, Ste.
$11; $7 members and military. Snacks and 310, also hosts free tango lessons for beginners
drinks included or BYOB and snacks. 8 to 9 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 422-3338
Information: 345-6432 on Facebook. or

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All American Futurity — The 60th All NMSU at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Pan Am Center
American Futurity is Labor Day, Monday, Sept. in Las Cruces. Ticket information: 747-6150 or
2, which marks the end of the racing season at
Ruidoso Downs. Information: (575) 378-4431
UTEP Women’s Soccer — Home games
are at UTEP’s University Field. Ticket informa-
El Paso Locomotive — The professional tion: 747-6150 or
soccer team’s home games are at Southwest • Friday, Sept. 6: Texas State, 7 p.m.
University Park. Tickets: $5 to $49. Information: or on El Paso Roller Derby — A doubleheader is • Sunday, Sept. 8: Southern Utah, Noon
Information: 235-GOAL, Facebook. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Nations Tobin • Tuesday, Sept. 17: University of Southern
Game time is 7:30 p.m. Recreation Center, 8831 Railroad, featuring New Mexico, 7 p.m.
El Paso Rhinos - El Paso’s Junior League ice
• Wednesday, Sept. 4: Tulsa Roughnecks FC TexPistols vs. Durango Roller Girls, and Pistol • Sunday, Sept. 22, FIU, 11 a.m.
hockey team’s pre-season Black and Orange
• Saturday, Sept. 21: Colorado Springs Whip-hers vs. Cosmic Vixen Roller Derby. First
exhibition game is 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, Miners Hockey Club — UTEP’s hockey
Switchbacks FC bout begins at 6 p.m., second at 7:30 p.m.
at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, team and 2018-2019 TCHC Champions’ opens
• Wednesday, Oct. 2: Fresno FC Cost: $10 in advance; $12 at door; $5 military;
4100 E. Paisano. Free admission. Information: its regular season home games 3:30 p.m.
free age 10 and younger. Information: (623)
Pacific Coast League playoffs — El Paso 479-PUCK (7825) or Saturday, and 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 21-22,
Chihuahuas playoffs are at Southwest Post-game skating and party with the team. against Texas State at the Coliseum Events
University Park. Ticket information: 533-BASE Mexico’s national junior ice hockey team, U- Sun City Stealth — El Paso’s new Center, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $7.
or Conference 20, takes on the El Paso Rhinos in a two-game Women’s Tackle Football team hosst tryouts Information: 491-7879 or
Championship Series (Best of Five home games exhibition series at 7 p.m. Saturday and 4:30 for age 18 and older in late September or early
p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28-29, at the Events October. Experience preferred but not NMSU Aggies Football — Home games
are Sept. 6, and Sept. 7-8, if necessary.
Center. Tickets start at $5. required. The adult women’s full contact team are 6 p.m. Saturdays at Aggie Memorial
League championship home games planned for
will play teams from around the Southwest. Stadium in Las Cruces. Tickets: $10-$30
Sept. 10-11. Rhinos Fall Shootout — El Paso Hockey
Game begin next spring. Information: suncitys- (Ticketmaster). Information: (575) 646-1420 or
‘Mudd For Matches’ — Big Brothers Big Association hosts its fall tournament for youth or on Facebook.
Sisters Mountain Region hosts its 10th annual and adults Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22, • Sept. 14: San Diego State
mud volleyball fundraiser 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Coliseum Events Cente. Open to all ages and • Sept. 28: Fresno State
Saturday, Sept. 14, at Grapevine Event Plaza skill levels, including adult. Cost: $45 per play- College sports • Oct. 5: Liberty (Homecoming)
and Picacho Peak Brewery, 3900 W. Picacho, er. Information:
UTEP Football — The Miners’ home games
in Las Cruces. Teams of 8 to 12 participants WWE Live — The professional wrestling are at 6 p.m. at Sun Bowl Stadium. Season tick- Bicycling
compete in pool play in the morning, with event is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at UTEP’s ets are $60 (general admission) $100-$330
championship games in the mid afternoon. Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $15-$75. VIP reserved;. Family packs available for $198. Fort Davis Cyclefest — The 43rd annual
Team registration: $500; $450 returning teams; packages: $392-$593 (Ticketmaster). Individual tickets: $10-$28. Information: 544- bike tour series is Saturday and Sunday, Sept.
spectator admission is free. Information: (575) Events include Street Fight with Seth Rollins 5234 or 21-22, in Fort Davis. The main event begins at
449-4748. Forms online at vs. Baron Corbin, and a RAW Women’s • Aug. 31: Houston Baptist 8 a.m. (Central Time) Saturday, with rides of
Champion Triple Threat match with Natalya vs. • Sept. 21: Nevada 10, 27, 55 and 76 miles, leaving from Prude
Borderland Roller Derby — The derby’s Ranch, 5 miles west of Fort Davis. A finish line
next bout is 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at El Nikki Cross vs. Becky Lynch. Also appearing • Oct. 5: UTSA (Homecoming)
are Braun Strowman, the Lucha House Party, party follows. Information: (432) 426-3237 or
Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. UTEP Volleyball — The Borderland
Ricochet, United States champion AJ Styles, on Facebook at FortDavisCycleFest.
Paisano, featuring Chulas, and vs. Diablas. Invitational is Sept. 6-8, hosted by New
Lacey Evans and more. Registration: $55-$75. On-site registration
Tickets: $10; ($7 military ID; $1 ages 10 and Mexico State University, with UTEP versus increases. Early registration at
younger) at
The Mt. Locke Hill Climb to McDonald
Observatory begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, with 1.5
and 7-mile options. Registration: $20.
An unsupported ride of 100K or 200K for
experienced riders is 7:30 a.m. Friday.
Triathletes Swim is Sunday afternoon at
Balmorhea State Park.
XCel Energy Tour de Ocho Millas —
The 8th annual bicycle tour is 8 a.m. Saturday,
Sept. 21, at Bottomless Lakes State Park’s Lea
Lake Recreation Center in Roswell, N.M. Rides
of 8 to 64 miles around an 8-mile loop of the
park. Registration: $40; $50 race day.
Information: or on Facebook.
Oryx Challenge Bike Tour — The 9th
annual 30K and 82k cycling tours benefiting the
USO begin at 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at New
Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum on 4100
Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces. 5K family
run begins at 10:30 a.m. Food and entertain-
ment offered at the museum after the tours.
Registration: $40 ($50 after Sept. 9 for gener-
al public; $15 active military and dependents:
$15. Information: 744-3480. Registration at
The 82K cycling course climbs St. Augustin
Pass to White Sands Missile Range, then
returns; the 30k cycling course goes through
mountain vistas along Baylor Canyon Road. The
5K run goes along Sonoma Ranch Road.
El Paso Bicycle Club — All rides are free
and open to the public; helmets required.
Information: Ride
schedule at .
EP Cyclists — The bicycle group offers rides
for all levels. Starting times and locations are
posted at Information:
Manny Valadez, 861-2311 or

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Sports Also offered 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursdays. $75. Sunday, Sept. 14-15. in advance ($115 race day); $27 first responder
• Par Level Class is 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Fee: $75. ASR Drags Bracket Series is Sunday, Sept. and active duty military in advance ($30 on race
Cont’d from Page 16
• Birdie and Eagle Classes are 8 a.m. to noon 22. ASR Test N Tunes is Sept. 21. day). Advance registration at
for those who have certified. Fee: $75. Race proceeds support the Travis Manion
Golf • Home school classes are 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Vado Speedway Park — 15900 Stern in Foundation, which empowers veterans and
Vado, N.M. The new 3/8-mile oval track season
Grandparents Day Golf Tournament Tuesdays, Sept. 10-Oct. 15, for ages 5-18. families of fallen heroes.
runs Saturdays through Sept. 28. Gates open
Fee: $60.
— El Paso County Parks and Recreation hosts at 5 p.m., racing begins at 7:45 p.m. General Knights In Action 5K — Knights in Action
the tournament noon Sunday, Sept. 8, at Toby’s Canine Invite & Pet Fair — The Admission $12, Seniors/Military $10, Youth (6- Fabens Councils #15799 hosts its 5K run/walk
Ascarate Golf Course. Two-person scramble. 9-hole golf tournament and pet fair benefiting a 11) $5, Kids 5 & Under free, Pit Pass $35. and 1 mile walk benefiting St. Jude’s Child
Cost: $20 grandparent; $17 grandchild. Register local dog rescue organization is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: (575) 524-7913, vadopeedway- Research Hospital at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14,
at Pro Shop. Information: 771-2380 or epcoun- Saturday, Sept. 14, at Painted Dunes Golf or on Facebook. Take 1-10 Exit 155, at Album Park, 3110 Parkwood. Registration is Course, 12000 McCombs. Participants are then 1/5 mile north on Stern . $25 through Sept. 12; $30 Sept. 13-14.
Stormy Edwards Partnership — The invited to play a round of golf with their dog. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663 or
two-man golf tournament runs Sept. 5-8 at Mini pet fair follows golf play. Running events
Cost: $50 per team (one player and one dog).
Cree Meadows Golf and Country Club in
Information: 821-2122 or
Danny Ray Sanchez Memorial Run — Run for the Mountain — LCMC
Ruidoso, N.M. with a Thursday shootout at 4 The 6th annual 5K run and 1-mile fun walk is Foundation’s 3rd annual 5K run/walk is 8 a.m.
p.m. and events starting at 8 a.m. Friday Doing Good Golf Tournament — El Saturday, Aug. 31, at Montwood High School. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Ruidoso Links Walking
through Sunday. Cost: $350 per player. Entry Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank’s 3rd annu- Information: Path, 685 Hull in Ruidoso. Registration: racead-
deadline is Sept. 4. Information: (575) 257-5815 al tournament begins at 11 a.m. Saturday,
or Sept. 21, at Underwood Golf Complex, 3200
Eagle in the Sun Triathlon — The 400m
Coe on Fort Bliss. Registration begins at 9 a.m.
swim, 12-mile bike ride, and 5K run event is 7 WSMR Freedom Triathlon — The 10K
First Tee Golf — First Tee of Greater El a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, at Ascarate Pool, 6900 run, 40K bike and 400 meter swim is 7:30 a.m.
Paso host its 2019 Fall Session 1 classes for all Information: 479-3243 or elpasoansfight-
Delta. Registration at Saturday, Sept. 14, at White Sands Missile
levels of Players Saturdays, Sept. 7-Oct. 12.
the-sun. Range near Alamogordo, N.M. Cost: $60 by
Early registration encouraged. Information: Sept. 2; $65 after. Team fee: $70 before Sept.
252-6511 or Motor sports 5K Health & Fitness Run/Walk — the 2; $75 after. Military discounts. Registration:
• Wee Ones Class is 9 to 10 a.m. for ages 3 run and walk hosted by El Paso Black Expo is 7
1/2 to 5. Space is limited. Fee: $60. Arroyo Seco Raceway — The Southern to 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Sunrise Park,
• PLAY-er Class is 10:30 a.m. to noon. New Mexico track is located off Hwy 549, off 3800 Sunrise. Cost: $10. Information: 345-1661 McKelligon Canyon Challenge — El Paso
Participants must have gone through at least I-10 at the Akela exit, with drag racing, motor- or on the Move’s 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun walk
one session of classes, age 5-18. Also offered cycle racing, sportscar testing and more. Call is 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at McKelligon
for ticket prices and times. Information: (575)
9/11 Heroes Run — The 5K run, walk and Canyon Amphitheater. Registration: $30
4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursdays. Fee: $75. ruck and 1 mile fun run is 10 a.m. Saturday,
• Purcell Special Kids Classes are 10:30 to 494-4794 or through Sept. 11; $25 military and team; $20
Sept. 7, at Eastwood (Album) Park, 3110
11:30 a.m. Fee: $30. Motorcycle Trackdays are Saturday and ages 12 and younger. Late and race day regis-
Parkwood. Registration: $30 in advance, ($35
• Beginner PLAY-er Class for new participants Sunday Sept. 7-8 and Saturday, Sept. 14.
on race day); Family 4 Pack registration: $100 Please see Page 18
is 12:30 to 2 p.m. for new players age 5-18. ASMA Motorcycle Roadracing is Saturday and

September 2019 El Paso Scene Page 17

Sports Refreshments and quesadillas at the finish line.
Proceeds youth programs in Dona Ana County.
Cont’d from Page 17
Registration: $25 through Sept. 26. Registration
tration: $35 (no race day registration for
teams). Information: Irish Pugao, (909) 528- Royal Run for Hope — The 5th annual 5K
0394. Registration: run and 1-mile walk benefiting oncology patients at El Paso Children’s Hospital is 9 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Health Spot, 4717
National Border Patrol Museum 5K — Hondo Pass. Registration: $25 by Sept. 23; $30
The 3rd annual 5K run and 1-mile fun walk is
after; $20 military and children under 12.
Saturday, Sept. 21, at Old Glory Memorial,
Information: 241-9588 or
9550 Gateway North. Information: 759-6060
or Wildcat Mile Run/Walk — The 15th annu-
al 1-mile event hosted by St. Clement’s School
AIDS Walk — Border AIDS Partnership’s is Friday, Oct. 4, beginning at Cotton and
fundraising 5K walk is 9 a.m. to 8 a.m.
Yandell and ending at St. Clement’s
Saturday, Sept. 28, at Memorial Park Reserve,
Gymnasium, Yandell and Campbell. Proceeds
3100 Copper. Registration through Sept. 26:
benefit St. Clement’s School Athletics.
$25; $30 Sept. 27-28. Information: 533-4020,
Information: 533-4248 or, or on Facebook.
Walk for Kids — Ronald McDonald House
Miner Dash and Family Fitness Fiesta Charities hosts the 4th annual fundraising 5K
— The 10th annual event kicks off UTEP’s
run and 1-mile fun walk at 9 a.m. Saturday,
Homecoming festivities Sunday, Sept. 29, at
Oct. 5, at Sunland Park Racetrack, 1200
UTEP’s Centennial Plaza. The 5K run and 3K
Futurity Drive. Family activities follow a kid-
walk begin at 8 a.m., plus a 5K wheelchair race.
friendly race. Registration: $20; $10 age 10-17;
Proceeds benefit UTEP’s College of Health
free for age 9 and younger; deadline is Sept.
Sciences Programs and the Wellness Program.
29. Dogs on leash welcome. Information: 542-
Registration: $25 through Sept. 17; $30 Sept.
1522 or
18-26. UTEP student discount of $5. Register
at Information: 747-7245. GEPD Run, Walk and Roll — Physical
UTEP Fitness Fiesta is 8 to 11 a.m., and offers Therapy Association 27th annual 5K run and 1-
physical activities and health screenings includ- mile Fun Walk and wheelchair event is 8 a.m.
ing a Jumping Balloon, Inflatable Obstacle Sunday, Oct. 6, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta.
Course, Zumba, Yoga and more. Cost: $5. Registration: $25; $20 military through Sept.
27; $30 after Sept. 27; $35 on race day.
Quesadilla Run — Ngage’s 5K run and 1- Entrance fee to park is $2 per vehicle.
mile family fun run is 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29,
Information: 298-7241. Registration at racead-
on the historic Mesilla, N.M. plaza.

All phone numbers listed are in Juaréz. one-man show, “¡A Vivir!,” at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 22. Ages 12 and older only.
Plaza De La Mexicanidad Tickets: 405-635 pesos.
(Monumental X Explanade) —
Boulevard 4 Siglos and Plutarco Elias Calles. Auditorio Benito Juárez — Ignacio
Advance tickets at Ramirez and Vicente Guerrero, one block from
• Festival Sin Fronteras begins at 2 p.m. Parque Borunda. Advance tickets at donbole-
Saturday, Aug. 31. Headliners are Stone
Temple Pilots, along with Panteón Rococó and • The live children’s show “Bely y Beto” is
Cultura Profética. Also performing: Little Jesus, 3:30 and 630 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. Tickets:
Lost Acapulco, María Daniela y su Sonido 405, 460 and 515 pesos.
Lasser, Banda Sorpresa, Vanessa Zamora, • The comic musical trio Los Tres Tristes
Zenity and Pachaman Ska Roots. Admission is Tigres perform at 7 p.m .Thursday, Sept. 26.
460 pesos (1,150 pesos for VIP tickets). Tickets: 345, 460 and 575 pesos.
• Comic-Fest 2 is Saturday and Sunday, Sept. • The children’s show “Masha y El Oso y Paw
7-8, with anime, comics, video games, cosplay Patrol” is at 12:30 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept.
and more. Special guests, vendors, food and 29. Tickets: 115-290 pesos.
drink sales. Gates open at 6 p.m. Admission:
210 pesos.
Evolution Discoteque — Paseo de la
Victoria 4545. Information: 269 8659. Advance
• Festival del Tequila y del Mariachi is
tickets at
Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 26-29.
• Clown comic Chuponcito performs at 8 p.m.
Headliner Saturday, Sept. 28, is El Bebeto.
Thursday, Sept. 12. 175-575 pesos.
Tickets at
• Retro Party, featuring 80s, ’90s and ’00s
Centro Cultural Paso del Norte - Av. music with DJs Roger Blanco andJulio
Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, across from the Castaneda, is at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27.
Red Cross. Information: 1730300 (Facebook: Tickets: 115 and 175 pesos.
CCPasodelNorte). Advance show tickets at
La Rodadora — The interactive children’s
museum is in the city’s Parque Central. Hours
• The musical “Cada Quien su Frida,” starring
are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays
Ofelia Medina, is performed at 7 and 9 p.m.
and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Thursday, Sept. 5. Tickets: 230-690 pesos.
Admission: 65 pesos (around $5). Information:
• The live children show, “Superheroes,” is at
52-656-558-2415 or
noon and 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. Tickets:
3D Theater admission: 30 pesos.
175-515 pesos.
Theater/museum combo is 79 pesos.
• Comedian José Luis Zagar presents his “Tal
The 2nd annual “Festival Placeres de la
Cual” show at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19.
Frontera” is 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.
Tickets: 290-520 pesos.
Mexican wine, beer, tequila and more.
• Odin Dupeyron presents his longtime hit
Admission: 265 pesos (

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ sold out two shows as part of
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ever, and every production or concert
is given special care so that it will resonate
positive feed-
back from the
Plaza Theatre Pageantry:
From Disney to Digital
Doug Pullen is program director for the
with UTEP Special Collections, the
Library of Congress, the woman who
restored the film, out of Washington, D.C.,
in audience members’ hearts and minds for audience, both Plaza Classic Film Festival and also works and the woman who composed new music
years to come — yet there will always be in appreciation closely with the El Paso Community for the only other staging of this kind in
that one event that stands out among the for this inno- Foundation’s Jewel Box Series. He said 2017 at the National Gallery,” Pullen said,
others. vative presen- the renovation and restoration of the Plaza “but there was all sorts of drama behind
Maybe it’s the show whose staging was tation of the Theatre has been the Foundation’s biggest the scenes. We struggled to get a digital
just spectacular, or that one time when art form, but feat, in partnership with the City of Paso, version (called a DCP) that we could show
massive difficulties were overcome for a also for the and has helped create many opportunities in the Plaza Theatre. The composer was in
successful performance. Perhaps it is that culturally rele- for the performing arts. Israel for a good while. There were some
one special guest who will be remembered vant storyline “It was a $42 million effort, which took music copyright issues that had to be
for either their eccentricities or their sheer that told the 20 years, from the time EPCF purchased resolved. We had all kinds of technical
talent. It may have also been one event story of a the theater in 1986 to its reopening on issues right up to the actual screening.”
where audiences just couldn’t get enough, Mexican March 17, 2006,” Pullen said. “The venue, The event had members of the filmmak-
resulting in sold out shows and added per- immigrant torn between his life and home which is operated by the city via El Paso ers’ family attending, as it was made by a
formances. in Mexico and his life and adopted home Live, routinely lands in Pollstar’s list of father-and-son from El Paso and Juarez in
Whether large-scale traveling produc- in the United States,” Marcee said. top attended venues of its size each year.” the early 1930s, so they wanted the event
tions, or smaller community theatres, every She said 2018 was a memorable year, as Of these, they have had success with to do well.
performing arts group has their favorite the other production, “Hansel & Gretel” sold-out performances for live shows in “The composer and one of the sound
standout memories. As a new season of also was a big success. both the Main Theatre, and the smaller guys had to sit at the board with laptops.
shows begins for regional groups, organiz- “This was about as different from Philanthropy Theatre in the annex, includ- When the sound tech cued the composer,
ers still recall some of their most impres- ‘Cruzar’ as can be; it was a small scale, ing when Disney, or Disney-inspired pro- she would press a button to activate
sive, biggest and best achievements of sea- traditional opera with a chamber orchestra. ductions are involved. For El Paso Live, recorded vocals that were supposed to be
sons past. But what made it unique was the venue, “ Disney’s “The Lion King,” set a record. on the DCP but weren’t,” he said. “We
Marcee said. “ We created a ‘pop up’ opera “Last year (El Paso Live) set a house pulled it off with nearly 400 people in the
venue at the historic Union Depot. We attendance record with 32,000 people audience, and no one ever knew the
took over the train station and created a months of drama that had gone on behind
El Paso Opera:
attending Disney’s ‘The Lion King,’”
Mariachi Majesty stage, tables for the audience and pathways Pullen said. “It might never have happened the scenes. It was very stressful, but we
El Paso Opera has been part of the city’s for the performers to wind through audi- had EPCF not purchased, restored and never considered not going through with it.”
performance scene for more than a quarter ence members. The performers were repurposed the historic movie palace as a
of a century, and according to El Paso almost close enough to touch and the audi- performing arts center.”
ence became immersed in the perform-
No Strings Theatre:
Opera Executive Director Arianne Marcee, The recently created Jewel Box Series,
one of the opera’s hardest and biggest ance. “ soon to begin its 6th season, also had suc-
Girl Group Coup
events came last year: the world’s first She said the audience loved the event so cess with a Disney production. While large-scale productions like operas
mariachi opera, “Cruzar la Cara de la much, El Paso Opera is planning similar “The Scaffolding Theatre Company of and Broadway events draw in huge audi-
Luna.” ideas for its upcoming season. Las Cruces staged two sold-out shows of ences, regional community theatre groups
“It was grander in scale, lighting and “We will present R. Leoncavallo’s their clever adaptation of ‘Disney’s Beauty continue to fill smaller venues with the-
sound than anything we’d done for a long ‘Pagliacci’, a traditional opera about pas- and the Beast’ in the third season of the atergoers each season. Peter Herman of the
time,” she said. “ In addition, it included a sion, jealousy and revenge in another ‘pop Jewel Box Series,” he said. “We’ve only non-profit Las Cruces-based No Strings
full mariachi band on stage throughout the up venue,’” she said. “ This will be in had one sellout since.” Theatre Company said they have had many
whole production! That was certainly a January of 2020 at the newly restored St. As for one of the most difficult events to artistically outstanding shows over their 19
departure for an opera company! This pro- Rogers Depot (at 420 Campbell). Once stage, Pullen said it was a live perform- years of existence, but he said there was
duction was totally different in every way again, audience members will be close to ance of a string quartet of members of the one that stood out as financial success:
— from the music, the song styles and the the action and performers, and might even El Paso Symphony Orchestra, accompany- “Leader of the Pack, The Ellie Greenwich
dramatic sound and lighting.” find themselves sitting next to the chorus ing a silent film “La Venganza de Pancho Musical” by Anne Beatts and Ellie
Although the opera’s set itself was sim- members interspersed throughout.” Villa” for the Plaza Classic Film Festival.
ple, the overall effect was not. Please see Page 20

September 2019 El Paso Scene Page 19

Show of shows Community Foundation:
Cont’d from Page 19 Power of Pacino
Although events such as the Plaza
Greenwich that was directed by Debra Classic Film Festival aren’t focused on
Knapp in the 2004-5 season. live theatre, there is something about a
“This show, which uses ’60s and ’70s celebrity appearance that draws people to
‘girl group’ songs written by Greenwich to theater. However, with those appearances
tell her life story really resonated with the comes dealing with the actual celebrity.
baby boomers, which make up the bulk of For El Paso Community Foundation Vice
our audience,” he said. “Every perform- President Kathrin Berg, actor Al Pacino’s
ance was sold out and standing room only, appearance a few
so we actually had more people see the years ago still stands
show than our total number of seats.” out from the others.
His appearance took
El Paso Chopin Festival: place not only dur-
ing the film festival,
but when the foun-
Creating an Audience
Lucy Scarbrough, founder and artistic dation was looking
director of the El Paso Chopin Piano to celebrate Paul
Festival, has worked as both a performer Foster’s part in
and director in the classical music world, restoring and refur-
and she said getting a Chopin Festival not bishing the Mills Al Pacino
only started in the area, but making it a Plaza Complex.
success for 25 years is in itself a huge “It was a combination of the centennial
achievement. celebration of the Mills Building and the
“When I first conceived of the festival, I 5th annual El Paso Community Foundation
held a meeting of local musicians to get Plaza Classic Film Festival,” Berg said.
their input. Although they were supportive, “We all wanted to do something special to
they were skeptical about the festival’s honor Paul as well as celebrating down-
potential.” Scarbrough said of the festival, town El Paso’s ongoing renaissance which
which celebrates its 25th anniversary this kicked off in 2006 with the restoration of
year. “One said, ‘You would be lucky to the Plaza Theatre.”
get 15 people in the audience.’ I answered, She said at first she was very intimidated
‘Do you want to bet?’ but in my heart, I at the idea of bringing in Pacino.
wondered if he was right.” “Have you seen any of his rough and
Scarbrough said she knew she had to tumble movies — ‘Say hello to my little
work hard to spread the word, so she friend’? Goodness! What was he going to
began a grass-roots campaign to get people be like to work with,” Berg said. “He

interested. This included handing out fly- turned out such a humble and sincerely
ers to everyone she met, and inviting them sweet man.”
personally to come to the concerts. The contract, however, was strict.
“When the first pianist walked on stage, “The contract that his agents sent over
he met a standing-room-only audience of said we were not to let anyone close to

over 480 people, and we had to turn away him and have bodyguards and two uni-
many more,” she said. “That told me that formed police officers around him at all
we were serving a real need in El Paso. times,” she said. Even with those condi-
We have been going strong ever since, but tions, what made Berg “fall in love with
it still requires hard work every season.”

the dear Al Pacino” was his humanness.
“After his appearance for the El Paso
Community Foundation, we snuck him
through the back alley so we could get him
El Paso County Coliseum:
to his car and swiftly take him to the air-
The Stardom of Selena
For El Paso Coliseum, it is hard to pick port as instructed. But, he looked at the
their biggest, most successful, events. hundreds of fans that were behind the bar-
Since 1942 the entertainers who have ricades in the alley,” Berg said. “They had

at Placita Santa Fe
filled the venue have included Elvis old VHS tapes and posters of his movies.
Presley, Jackson Five, Frank Sinatra, Tina He looked at me, whose job it was to be
Turner, Johnny Cash, Ricky Martin, Green five steps behind him at all times, and
Day and Ariana Grande. nudged his neck and shoulder signaling to

5034 Doniphan
But when most people involved in the me that he was going to ‘work the
Coliseum think of the one event they still crowd.”’ He took selfies, signed all kinds

Saturday, Sept. 7
get comments and questions about, it was of Al Pacino paraphernalia that fans
the immensely popular “Queen of Tejano,” brought with them and was as gracious as
Selena, whose El Paso performance turned he could be.”
out to be one of the final concerts of her She said it was a good hour before he got
short lifetime. into the car. “He said, ‘Who would I be if I
9am - 2pm The Aug. 6, 1994 concert was a stop on didn’t have these fans. I’d be nobody.

Enjoy Unique Shops

her “Amor Prohibido Tour.” Selena per- They are my people,’” Berg recalled.
formed to an “energetic packed house of “Boom! I was lovestruck. What a beautiful
thousands of fans who had waited in line human being.”

Delicious Food
for hours prior to the doors opening,” Their latest film festival, with actors Sam
according to Coliseum officials. She was Elliott and Katharine Ross, who have been
shot and killed less than eight months later married for more than 30 years, was anoth-
at age 23. er successful example of celebrity guests,

Outdoor Vendors
Coliseum representatives said in their particularly as Elliott’s parents went to
response “the concert would sell out and Austin High School and worked as life-
be forever memorialized in the minds and guards at Washington Park Pool.
hearts of her borderland fans” and to this “The excitement around downtown and
day, 25 years later, “it remains one of the the Plaza is still buzzing, and more is hap-
concerts that is most asked about at the pening every day,” Berg said. “What a
The Market is the 1st Saturday of each month Coliseum.” great city we live in!”

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El Paso Strong Tour in the 9-1-5 — Antonio. A Beauties and Beast Haunted Brothel
Magoffin Home State Historic Site, 1117 and Tour is 9 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31. Cost:
1120 Magoffin, hosts free tours 9 a.m. to 4 $15. Information: 274-9531 or on Facebook.
p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15 (915). The tour will Tickets at
cover topics of cultural diversity, religious
Fort Bayard Tours — Fort Bayard Historic
acceptance, and historic solutions during El
Preservation Society host walking tours of the
Paso tragedies. Admission is free. Information:
historic fort 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at each Saturday
at Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark, six
Genealogy Fair — Doña Ana County miles east of Silver City, N.M. off U.S. 180.
Genealogical Society and Las Cruces Family Tour begins at Commanding Officer’s Quarter
History Center hosts a free genealogy fair and museum (House 26). Tour takes about 90
“Discovering Your Genealogy” 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. minutes; call for time. Admission is free, but
Saturday, Sept. 21, at Church of Jesus Christ donations appreciated. Information, group
of Latter-day Saints, 3210 Venus Street in Las tours: (575) 388-4477 or
Cruces. Informative exhibits and beginner and A “Diamonds in the Rough” Baseball

Krystyna Renata Robbins

advanced workshops. Registration begins at Symposium, celebrating the legacy of the sport
8:30 a.m. Ages 11 and older welcome. of baseball to the Southwest, is Oct. 18-20.
Information: (575) 527-1833 or Information: Doug Dinwiddie, (575) 388-4862,

My Fall Workshops: Oils & Acrylics

Border Archives Bazaar — Border
Regional Archives Group hosts a free event for Harvey Girls of El Paso — The Harvey
the community to interact with historical col- Girls of El Paso Texas meet at 2 p.m. Monday,
lections from the border region 10 a.m. to 4 Sept. 9, at Union Depot Passenger Station, Artist’s Studio, 5070 Yucca Pl. (Westside — Off Country Club)

Oct. 22-24: “Time to use Your Palette Knife!”

p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at New Mexico Farm 700 San Francisco. Program will discuss the
and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping events planned for Fred Harvey’s Legacy in the
Springs, in Las Cruces. This year’s theme is Southwest. Visitors welcome. Admission is
“Archives: Mirrors of Ourselves,” and highlights free. Information: 591-2326. 3 days of fun in a “no stress” environment

Nov. 16: “Figures, Figures, Figures!”

how archives reflect individual experiences and
Braintrust Bag Lunch — The free monthly
shared community history. Admission is free.
outdoor mini-lecture series at Magoffin Home
Information: 747-6839 or on Facebook at
State historic Site, 1120 Magoffin is noon 1 day with model, old time costumes
Wednesday, Sept. 11, to discuss “El Paso’s
Organized by the Border Regional Archives Each workshop runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Path to Female Suffrage.” Bring a bagged lunch
Group, the bazaar will feature displays of rare $65 per day. Bring your camera and lunch.
and some friends. Information: 533-5147, visit-
documents, photographs, maps, publications, or Facebook. Email:
and more that highlight regional history and
Next month’s lecture (Oct. 9) is on Studio: (915) 584-0953
“Rationing in WWII America.”
Featured speakers include New Mexico State
Records Administrator Dr. Rick Hendricks, Dr. Southwest Chapter of Railway &
Jeff Shepherd of the UTEP History Locomotive Historical Society — The
Department, and historian Janine Young, who society meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11,
will discuss women’s suffrage in El Paso. at El Sarape Restaurant, 5103 Montana.
Program is a recognition of historic depots in
Trinity Site Tour — The fall tour to the West Texas and New Mexico. Visitors wel-
site of the first atom bomb explosion is
come. Information: 591-2326.
Saturday, Oct. 5, at White Sands Missile Range.
At the site, visitors can take a quarter-mile History Notes Lecture Series — The
walk to ground zero, where a small obelisk monthly program is 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12,
marks the exact spot where the bomb was at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main,
exploded. They can also ride a missile range Las Cruces. Karla Kay will talk on “Pat
shuttle bus two miles from ground zero to the Garrett.” Admission is free. Information: (575)
Schmidt/McDonald Ranch House, where the 541-2154 or
scientists assembled the plutonium core of the
Daughters of the Republic of Texas —
The Rio Grande Chapter meets at 11 a.m.
On July 16, 1945, the U.S. government
Friday, Sept. 13, at Hilton Garden Inn, 111 W.
exploded the bomb at the New Mexico test
University. Program includes Texas Heroes
site. Historical photos are mounted on the
Day and Gonzales Day. Anyone interested in
fence surrounding the area. Food and souvenirs
Texas history encouraged to attend. RSVP:
sold at the site. Admission is free. Information:
White Sands Public Affairs (575) 678-1134 or El Paso Corral of the Westerners —
Enter off U.S. 380 on the north end of the The monthly dinner program is 6 p.m. Friday,
range (Stallion Gate) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Site Sept. 20, at Holiday Inn El Paso-West 900
closes promptly at 3:30 p.m. Must show a Sunland Park Drive at I-10. Program is “The
photo ID at the gate. Harts - Pioneer Family” presented by Robert
Visitors are encouraged to have a full tank of Word. Cost: $20 (includes dinner and pro-
gasoline and a spare tire for the trip, which is gram). Visitors welcome; RSVP needed by
85 miles each way. There are no service sta- Sept. 16: 759-9538.
tions on the route. Department of Defense
police will direct traffic. Pets allowed on leash Old Fort Bliss — Building 5054, corner of
only. Pershing and Pleasanton Roads, Fort Bliss. The
New Mexico Museum of Space History and Old West days of the “Soldiers of the Pass” are
the International Space Hall of Fame relived through replicas of the original adobe
Foundation offers a motorcoach tour to the fort buildings and military artifacts of the
site. Call for reservations, spaces are limited: Magoffinsville Post, 1854 to 1868. Hours are 9
(575) 437-2840 ext. 41132 or nmspacemuse- a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; by appointment only Saturday. Admission is free.
Information: 568-4518 or 588-8482 or on
Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society — Facebook at Old Fort Bliss.
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Celebration of Our Mountains — For through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday
25 years, the celebration has included hiking, through Sunday. Admission: $7 (free for chil-
biking, birding, climbing, photographing, geo- dren 12 and younger). Admission including
caching, studying and celebrating the natural tours or hikes is $9 (13 and over); $2 (ages 5-
wonders of the Borderland. For a full line-up of 12). Information: 857-1135, ext. 0, or texas-
events, visit
Reservations required for all special events.
DinoTracks Tour — Insights Science El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society WaterSmart Landscape Series — John Admission including tours or hikes is $9 (13 and
Center hosts its monthly 3-mile DinoTracks — The society’s general meeting is 7 p.m. White, Curator of UTEP’s Chihuahuan Desert over); $2 (ages 5-12). Reservations also recom-
tours 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, Monday, Sept. 16, at UTEP’s Centennial Gardens, will host two talks on water smart mended for the self-guided area and for camp-
and 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at Mt. Cristo Museum, 500 W. University, with a look at Bird topics 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. selected Saturdays in ing: (512) 389-8911.
Rey in Sunland Park. Cost: $15 (age 5 and Watching at Hueco Tanks Park. Information: September, at TecH2O Learning Center, Critters of the Night hike will teach partici-
younger free); available at eventbrite; early pay- Scott, 581-6071 or 10751 Montana. Events are free and open to pants about nocturnal creatures beginning at
ment requested. Bring of water, snacks and The society is planning a birding trip in the the public; space is limited. Reservations: 621- 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6. Gates open at 7
sunscreen. Hike over moderate terrain for Mountains of Colombia, South America Feb. 2000 or or p.m. and close at 8 p.m. Bring flashlights and
about two miles. Information: 534-0000 or 29-March 9. Reservations: $200 deposit by • Sept. 21: Fruit Trees of Our Region water bottles, and wear closed-toe shoes. Nov. 26. Nonmembers welcome. • Sept. 28: Edible Landscape Maintenance. Space is limited.
El Paso Zoo — 4001 E. Paisano. Entrance Information: Mark Perkins, 637-3521 or trans- Rare Plant Tour is 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept.
Franklin Mountains State Park — Most
hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission hiking and mountain bike trails begin in the 21. Learn facts, uses and how to identify some
is $12 for ages 13 to 59; $9 for ages 60 and Gila River Festival — The Gila Tom Mays area, off Transmountain Drive on of the extraordinary plants of Hueco Tanks.
older and active duty military (including spouse) Conservation Coalition’s 15th annual festival the west side of the park (east of I-10). Bring water, snacks, and appropriate apparel.
with ID; $7.50 ages 3 to 12; and free for ages 2 “Our River, Our Future,” is Thursday through Entry fee is $5 per person, free for age 12 and Women’s Hike is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept.
and under. Zoo members admitted free. Sunday, Sept. 19-22, in Silver City, N.M. under (with family). Correct cash or check 21. Explore the site with a female ranger or
Information: 212-0966 or Presentations and hands-on activities designed only. Group rates available. Hours are 8 a.m. to volunteer; open to women of all fitness levels.
to foster a deeper intimacy with the Gila River 5 p.m. daily. Information: 566-6441 or on Celebration of Our Mountains Pictograph
Wyler Tramway Hikes — 1700 McKinley Tours are 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22. Two sepa-
(west of Alabama). Hikes are free and last 2 to such as river outings, expert-led hikes and field Facebook at FranklinMountainsSP. Web:
trips, presentations, panel discussions, music, rate tours offered: “Rock Art 1” Tour focusing
4 hours, depending on trail. Not recommended mainly on the Tigua, Kiowa, and Mescalero
for first-time hikers. Bring sun protection and community art projects, and more. Texas Outdoor Family two-day family camp-
Registration: (575) 538-8078. Information: gilar- ing workshops are Saturday and Sunday, Sept. Apache pictographs. “Rock Art 2” Tour to
wear suitable shoes and clothing. Meet at start- focus on prehistoric images such as animals,
ing point at 6:45 a.m. Information: 562-9899. or on Facebook. 7-8, and Sept. 14-15, for families’ first camp-
Keynote speaker is climate activist, Tim ing experiences. Reservation deadline is noon birds, and large-eyed figures.
• A Women’s Hike is 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, Nature Photography hike is 9 a.m. Saturday,
on Directisimo Trail up to the junction with DeChristopher. Other speakers include the Thursday prior to the workshop; available
Sharman Apt Russell, author of ”Standing in the at, (512) Sept. 28. Ranger photographers Pete and
Jackaloop trail and back down. Carlos lead an exploration of some of the most
• Last Sunday hike is 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, Light: My Life as a Pantheist”; San Carlos 389-8903 or visit a “Texas Outdoor Family”
Apache Tribe youth activist Naelyn Pike; Youth customer service representative at the park scenic areas of Hueco Tanks. Participants bring
up Directisimo Trail. their own gear.
A Geocaching event is 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. plaintiff Akilah Sanders-Reed; Guggenheim office at 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
Fellow landscape photographer Michael The 15th annual Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta is North Mountain is available for self-guided day
14, to learn the basics of the sport. All materi- use, for up to 70 people at a time; reservations
als provided; participants should bring water Berman; and water law attorney Adrian 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, celebrat-
Oglesby. ing Franklin Mountain State Park’s 40th recommended. There is an annual orientation
and sun protection. Participation is free, but program for visitors. Guided access is offered
registration required at 562-9899. Gila River Extravaganza is Saturday, Sept. 21, Anniversary. Free park entrance.
featuring Fort Sill Apache Fire Dancers. Guided hikes and bike rides are $8 ($3 State to the rest of the site. Picnicking allowed at ten
Park Pass holder; $1 children 12 and under); tables closest to headquarters. Bicycles permit-
price includes entry. Dogs welcome on leash ted only on designated paved areas. Pets
on some hikes. Reservations required: 566- allowed only in camping or picnic areas. Call for
6441 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday). reservations and other information: 857-1135.
• Aztec Caves Hike is 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1. White Sands National Monument —
Moderate hike, 1.2 miles, meet at Tom Mays The glistening gypsum dunes of White Sands
trail head. National Monument are about 16 miles south-
• Prospect Mine Tours are 8 and 10 a.m. and 1 west of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70. Park
p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, starting at the W. hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Sept. 14.
Cottonwood Springs trailhead. Short, easy hike. Visitor Center hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Stroll in the Park is 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, through Sept. 14. Last entrance is one hour
Sept. 11. Meet at end of road on Tom Mays before closing. Entrance fees are $20 per vehi-
Unit for a slow-paced, mid-week expedition. cle; $10 per person and $15 per motorcycles.
• Women’s Hike is 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, Information: (575) 479-6124, or
meeting at West Cottonwood Springs on Facebook.
Trailhead. Moderately difficult, about 2 miles. Sunset strolls are offered daily.
Municipal Rose Garden — The garden at “Skins and Skulls” mammal identification talks
3418 Aurora (at Copia) is open 8 a.m. to 6 are 3 p.m. Sundays.
p.m. daily , except for official holidays. A Full Moon Hike is 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept.
Admission is free. Information: El Paso Parks 12. Reservations required at or
and Recreation, 212-0092. by call (1-877-444-6777).
Full Moon Night program is 7:30 p.m.
Rio Bosque Wetlands Park — UTEP’s Saturday, Sept. 14, with a performance by
CERM offers free guided walking tours and acoustic trio Los Soneros del Valle Bajo.
other activities at Rio Bosque Wetlands Park,
10176 Socorro Rd. Tours last about two hours. Carlsbad Caverns National Park — The
Information: 747-8663 or park is about 160 miles east of El Paso, off the
• Birding tour is 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. Carlsbad Highway (U.S. 62-180). Information:
• Introductory tour is 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. (575) 785-2232 or
• Community workday is 8 a.m. Saturday, Visitor Center hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sept. 21. daily (until 7 p.m. through Sept. 2); Last entry
into cave via natural entrance is 2:30 p.m. (3:30
Sierra Club — The El Paso Group of the p.m. through Sept. 2) with last entry into cave
Sierra Club meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday via elevator 3:30 p.m. (5 p.m. through Sept. 2).
of the month at the UTEP Centennial Museum. Cost is $15 (free or ages 15 and younger). Free
Information: entrance Saturday, Sept. 28 for National
Public Lands Day .
Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic
Other guided tours are available; call or check
Site — Ranch Road 2775 off U.S. 62/180
website for details.
(Montana Ave.). The site is famed for many
Free “bat season” programs continue through
Native American rock paintings and unique
geology. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday
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Nature music 5 to 8 p.m. followed by telescope view-
ing with Astronomical Society of Las Cruces
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volunteers 8 to 9 p.m. the next to last Saturday
of each month. The Sept. 21 program features
mid-October. Daily bat flight talks offered just
Nichole Martinez.
before sunset at the amphitheater outside the
• Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. 5000 Calle
natural entrance. Then — bats willing — visi-
del Norte in Mesilla. Information: (575) 523-
tors are treated to the sunset spectacle of
Centennial Museum — University at Showing through Sept. 29: “El Paso 4398. Audubon Bird Walks are 7:15 a.m.
clouds of bats flying.
Wiggins, UTEP. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 Monday Community College’s 50th Anniversary: Saturdays, led by park volunteers. Ranger-led
Night Sky programs begin after the bat flight
through Saturday. Admission is free. Honoring the Past, Building the Future.” Nature Hikes are 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Fitness in
programs. Hike is 1/2 mile for star walks and
Information: 747-6667 or Showing through November: “Pride Cinema: Nature walks with the Second Chance Walker
1.5 miles for moon hikes on a rugged desert
Showing through Oct 5: “Uncaged Art: Queer Film and Culture in the 20th and 21st Program are 8:30 a.m. every Saturday begin-
trail. Dress comfortably; no open-toed shoes.
Tornillo Children’s Detention Camp,” a multi- Century,” featuring films focused on LGBTQ+ ning at the Visitor Center.
Bring water, snack, blanket or towel to lie on
sensory exhibit based on art that the teenagers issues such as “Milk,” “Paris is Burning” and • Oliver Lee State Park, Highway 54 south of
and red light flashlight. Rangers can provide red
created during their confinement. “Longtime Companion.” Local histories are Alamogordo at the Dog Canyon turnoff.
light headlamps. Upcoming Star Walks (age 6
Showing through Jan. 15: “The Town and paired with these films highlighting these issues Information: (575) 437-8284. Our Place in
and older) are Aug. 30- 31, Sept. 1 and
the Smelter.” ASARCO and the within the borderland community. Space star party is 6:45 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday,
Sept. 27. and Moon Hikes are Sept. 13-14
community of Smeltertown (La Esmelda) were Sept. 28. Ranch house tours are 10 to 11 a.m.
Los Portales Museum and Visitor and Oct. 12. Participation is free, but space is
every Saturday.
symbiotically connected and left a lasting
Center — 1521 San Elizario Road. Hours are limited. Check availability at the park sign next
• Percha Dam State Park and Caballo Lake
impact on the borderland. to the Visitor Center. Star Party is Sept. 28 in
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, State Park, 60 miles north of Las Cruces on
El Paso Funeral Museum — 6111 S. noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. the east parking lot picnic area.
Interstate 25. Information: (575) 743-3942
Desert (at Perches Funeral Home). A “Saved Information: 851-1682.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park (Percha Dam) or (575) 527-8386 (Caballo
by the Bell” event for History and Education Lake). A “Black Bears: The Lone Survivors”
Magoffin Home State Historic Site — — 110 miles east of El Paso on the way to
Month is planned for Saturday, Sept. 14. Carlsbad, the 86,416-acre park includes the presentation on New Mexico’s state mammal
1120 Magoffin. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through highest point in Texas: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749 for National Wildlife Day is 11 a.m. to noon
Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m.
Saturday; open Sundays on special exhibit feet. Entry fee: $5 for ages 16 and older, good Saturday, Sept. 7.
Sunday. Visitor Center is at1117 Magoffin;
weekends. Admission is free. Information: 581- for one week and all trails. Pine Springs Visitor
closed Sunday. Tours on the hour; last tour at Gila Cliff Dwellings National
0102 or Center hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
4 p.m. Cost: $7 ($6 seniors 65 and older; $4 Monument — 44 miles north of Silver City
ages 6-18; free ages 5 and younger). Family and Camping is $8 per site per night. Information:
El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study on NM Highway 15 in the middle of the majes-
group rates available. Admission is free to (915) 828-3251 or
Center — 715 N. Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m. tic Gila Wilderness, the first and one of the
Visitor Center. Information: 533-5147, visit-
to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. New Mexico State Parks — Day-use fee largest wilderness areas. Entrance fees to the or Facebook. park no longer taken. Information: (575) 536-
Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. is $5 when visiting any state park. All programs
Spanish-language tours offered Thursday 9461 or
Information: 351-0048 or elpasoholocaustmu- are free with park entrance, unless otherwise
through Saturday; call for availability. The trail to the cliff dwellings is open from 9 The 5th annual Flights & Bites listed. Information: (575) 744-5998 or
A free El Paso Strong Tour in the 9-1-5 is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. year round. Everyone must be
fundraiser, “Bubbles and Brews,” is planned for
a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, to learn how
Saturday, Oct. 5. • Leasburg Dam — Radium Springs, two miles off the trail by 5 p.m. Visitor center is open 8
the city’s rich multicultural history has shaped a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
off I-25 at Exit 19. Day use hours are 8 a.m. to
El Paso Museum of Archaeology — the modern Borderplex. The tour will cover
6 p.m. Information: (575) 524–4068. Music in Ranger-led 30-minute guided tours of the cliff
4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso topics of cultural diversity, religious acceptance, dwellings are 1 p.m. daily through Labor Day
the Stars monthly night sky program hosts live
(west of U.S. 54). Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and historic solutions during El Paso tragedies. weekend. Trail is moderately strenuous.
Tuesday through Saturday. Tours are 10:30 to • Macaroni and Cheese cooking class is 10 a.m.
2 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. (family-friendly) and 1 p.m. (for adults),
Information: 212-0421, archaeology.elpaso- Saturday, Sept. 7. $5. Call to reserve a spot;, or on Facebook at EPMArch. tools and ingredients provided.
Suzanne L. Eckert, PhD, presents “Game • Yoga taught by Rebecca Hendricks is 10 a.m.
Piece? Scraper? Spindle Whorl? The Reshaped Saturday, Sept. 14 and 28. Free.
Sherd Reconsidered,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. • A free Braintrust Bag Lunch mini-lecture is
14, as part of the museum’s lecture series. noon Wednesday, Sept. 11. Machelle Wood
Showing through Sept. 14: “Language of the will discuss “El Paso’s Path to Female Suffrage.”
Stone: Rock Art of the Jornada Mogollon” • “Make-a-Thing” arts and crafts are 10 a.m.
showcasing photographs of petroglyphs and the third Thursday of each month. The Sept.
pictographs; and “Ancient Borderland: The 19 project is water marbling. Cost: $10.
Jornada Mogollon,” presenting general informa- • Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club is 6 p.m.
tion and artifacts about these enigmatic people. Wednesday, Sept. 11, to discuss “The Sleeper
Showing through Jan. 11: “An Ageless Craft: Awakes,” by H.G. Wells, 1899.
Historic and Modern Pueblo Pottery,” display-
National Border Patrol Museum —
ing more than 280 objects representing the
4315 Transmountain. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
work of potters from most of the Rio Grande
Tuesday through Saturday. Free. Information:
and Western Pueblos.
759-6060 or
El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts
San Elizario Veterans Museum — 1501-
Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. For exhibit
B Main Street in San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m.
information, see “Southwest Art Scene.”
to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m.
El Paso Museum of History — 510 N. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Santa Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday Admission is free. Information: 345-3741.
through Saturday (open until 9 p.m.
Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305
Thursdays), and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road. The center fea-
Museum admission is free. Information: 212-
tures a museum on the Tigua tribe, offering a
0320, or on Facebook.
glimpse of five centuries of Pueblo history and
El Paso First Lady Adair Margo will host a
tradition. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
series of historical tours while riding the El
Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is free.
Paso Streetcar, 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays,
Information: 859-7700,
Sept. 3 and 17 and Friday, Sept. 13, meeting
at the museum. Limited to 30 spots per tour. War Eagles Air Museum — 8012 Airport
RSVP at 212-3161 or Road, Doña Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa.
Now showing is “Bases Loaded: El Paso and Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
Beyond,” celebrating the local and national his- Sunday. Admission: $11; $9 seniors and mili-
tory of baseball. tary; free for children and students.
Showing through Sept. 22: “From Fire and Information: (575) 589-2000 or war-eagles-air-
Earth,” pottery traditions of the Casas Grande
Medio Period.
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At the museum are 11:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each month. maps, publications, and more that highlight the tion is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20.
The Sept. 7 topic is Robot Hands. region’s history and culture. The theme is The Fall Meeting of the Texas Map Society is
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Super Scientists drop-in activities for all ages is “Archives: Mirrors of Ourselves.” Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-21. Registration
10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 14 (Solar Showing through Sept. 13: “Drawn to the for the general public is $100.
Las Cruces area Scopes) and Sept. 28 (Gliders). Land: Peter Hurd’s New Mexico.” The museum’s 6th annual Heritage Honoree
Branigan Cultural Center — 501 N. A STEAMPunk presentation to discover the Showing through Dec. 1 in the Arts dinner is 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the
Main, Las Cruces. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 stories behind science’s greatest rebels is 11:30 Corridor: “Cultivating Color: Paintings by Jeri Ritchey Brothers Building in Marathon, Texas,
p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, to discuss Geneticist Desrochers.” Desrochers’ oil paintings capture with cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. This year’s
p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First Barbara McClintock. the people and the landscapes of the inductee is businessman Charles Mallory.
Southwest’s farm valleys. Tickets: $150.
Friday Ramble. Information: (575) 541-2154, Las Cruces Railroad Museum — The Showing through Dec. 2 in the North or on Facebook at LCMuseums. museum is in the Santa Fe train depot, 351 N.
Corridor: “Grist for the Mill.”
New Mexico Museum of Space
Showing through Sept. 7: “Originales,” Lidia Mesilla. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Craft for Kids event is 10 a.m. to noon
History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. The
Avina explores childhood memories and New Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. museum features the International Space Hall
Mexico culture through paintings and ceramics. Saturday, Sept. 21; free with museum admis-
Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First of Fame and the Tombaugh IMAX Dome
Showing through Sept. 21: “River Stories: sion. Participants will weave on paper plate
Friday Ramble. Admission is free. Information: Theater and Planetarium.
Community and Politics of the Rio Grande,” looms with plastic bands in honor of National
(575) 528-3444, or on Facebook. Space center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
artwork by Zeke Peña. Comic Book Saturdays Clean Up Day.
Brown Bag Lectures series is noon, Tuesday, Admission: $6 ($5 seniors and military, $4 ages
are 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Sept. Sept. 10, with “Ballet Folklorico: A Culturally NMSU Museum — Kent Hall, University at 4-12, children 3 and younger free). Information:
21, in conjunction with Peña’s exhibit. Significant Dance and its Popularity in the Solano, Las Cruces. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. (877) 333-6589, (575) 437-2840, nmspacemu-
Showing through Oct. 19: “Preserving Our Region” by Jose Tena. Tuesday through Friday. Admission is free. or on Facebook at NMSpaceMuseum.
Stories: The Mesquite Historic District.” Family Game Day is 10 a.m. to noon the sec- Information: (575) 646-5161 or The Launch Pad Lecture Series is 9 to 11 a.m.
A Pottery of the Southwest event is 5 to 8 ond Saturday of the month. Currently showing: the first Friday of each month. The Sept. 6
p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. • Live Long & Prosper: Sci-Fi Images in topic is “History of Cape Canaveral” with
The monthly History Notes Lecture series is NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum Contemporary Indigenous Art.” Museum Education Director Dave Dooling.
Thursday, Sept. 12, with a talk on “Pat — 4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. Hours
• “Entomomania: Insects in Art and Culture,” Admission is free.
Garrett” by Karla Kay. are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday,
focusing on specific insects and how they have The annual 9.11 Commemoration Ceremony
Mesquite Historic District Walking Tours are noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for
influenced culture, the world and how people is 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. Events
5 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 7-21. adults, $4 seniors 60 and older; $3 children age
interact with the natural world. also include the Commemorative Stair Climb in
4-17; free for members, veterans and children
Las Cruces Museum of Nature and the morning, an evening parade, educational
age 3 and under. Information: (575) 522-4100 White Sands Missile Range Museum
Science — 411 N. Main, Las Cruces. Hours activities and memorial.
or and Missile Park — Exhibits feature the his-
are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Science Saturday activities for kids and parents
Author, historian and retired UNM linguistics tory of the Trinity Site (site of the first atomic
Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 14.
professor Garland Bills presents “Sadie Orchard bomb test), the V-2 rocket, ranchers on the
p.m. during the First Friday Ramble. The free quarterly “Into the Vault” tour is 9 to
and the Black Range” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. range and missile optics. An outdoor Missile
Information: (575) 522-3120, or 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, featuring the
12.Orchard owned several hotels, restaurants Park displays rockets and missiles tested on the
on Facebook at LCMuseums. Hubbard Library and Archive Building.
and a stagecoach service in the foothills of the range. Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through
Now featured is the exhibit “Sun, Earth, Black Range. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sacramento Mountains Historical
Universe,” which explores the big questions The free Border Archives Bazaar is 10 a.m. to Sunday. Closed Labor Day. Free admission. Museum — 1000 U.S. 82, Cloudcroft, N.M.
NASA is trying to answer about the earth, sun, 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, organized by the To get there: take U.S. 54, and after the free- Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
and other planets. Border Regional Archives Group (BRAG). The way ends, keep going north on Martin Luther Admission: $5 ($3 ages 6 to 12); $1 military dis-
Saturday Family Science hands-on challenges bazaar features rare documents, photographs, King, which leads directly to the range. Or count. Information: (575) 682-2932 or cloud-
enter from the north off U.S. 70 east of Las
Cruces. Visitors must provide a current license,
car registration and proof of insurance.
Silver City Museum — 312 W. Broadway,
Silver City. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Information: (575) 678-8824 (local call) or
Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday. Open until 7 p.m. the
first Friday of the month. Admission: $5.
Also Information: (575) 538-5921, silvercitymuse-, or on Facebook.
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum — 301
Showing through Dec. 29: “Ranching in
S. Silver, Deming, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4
Grant County,” an exhibit exploring the history,
p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is
art, social organizations, sports, and culture that
free. Information: (575) 546-2382, 1-800-848-
surround this rural lifestyle.
4955 or
Toy Train Depot — Alameda Park, 1991
Geronimo Springs Museum — 211 Main
N. White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo. An actual
in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Hours are 9
train depot built in 1898, the building now
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon
houses a gift shop and model shop, with more
to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 ($2.50 stu-
than 1,200 feet of model railroad track and
dents 6 to 18; free for ages 5 and younger).
hundreds of model and toy trains on display.
Family rates: $15. Information: (575) 894-6600
Hours are noon to 4:40 p.m. Wednesday
through Sunday. Admission: $4. Information:
Hubbard Museum of the American (575) 437-2855.
West — 841 U.S. Hwy 70 West, next to The 1/5 scale train track offers rides around
Ruidoso Downs (N.M.) Race Track. Hours are Alameda Park 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday through Sunday. Cost: $4.
(closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Admission:
Tularosa Basin Historical Society
$7 ($5 for seniors, military; $2 children 6-16.
Museum — The museum, featuring collec-
Information: (575) 378-4142, hubbardmuse-
tions, photos and archives relating to the histo- or on Facebook.
ry of Otero County and the Tularosa Basin, is
Museum of the Big Bend — Sul Ross next door to the Alamogordo Chamber of
State University (Entrance 3), Hwy 90 in Commerce, 1301 White Sands Blvd. (U.S.
Alpine, Texas. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 54/70). Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday
Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Sunday. Admission is free. Information: (432) Admission is free. Information: (575) 436-4438.
837-8143 or Exhibits include “Franciscan Missions of Otero
• Showing through Sept. 13: “The Solitude of County, New Mexico,” “New Mexico School
Selfie,” mixed media drawings by Carol of the Blind and Visually Impaired,” and “The El
Flueckiger. Paso & Northeastern Railway Across the
• Showing Sept. 20-Dec. 15: “Five Centuries Tularosa Basin: with the Alamogordo &
of Mexican Maps” from the museum’s Yana & Sacramento Mountains Railway: A Branch
Marty Davis Map Collection. Opening recep- Line.”

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Cinco Puntos Press still in print after 34 years
stablished in 1985 and named for El unique perspective on American culture.” and its consequences. We also have several
Paso’s Five Points neighborhood As a small independent press, they have titles that focus on the Mexican Revolution.
where founders Lee and Bobby been able to explore publishing one book ‘Ringside Seat to a Revolution’ has been
Byrd reside, the independent publishing at a time, choosing the subject matter that one of our most popular. When it comes to
house Cinco Puntos Press celebrates its interested them without the pressure felt by the border region, as a general rule, we are
34th year of providing readers in the bor- larger publishers in New York City. not interested in purely local topics.”
derland and across the nation with high Perhaps it has been this gift of taking One recent publication, “Song for the
quality, one-of-a kind, literary offerings. their time and following their instincts that River” by Phillip Connors, is a com-
Focusing on “multicultural literature of has contributed to the Presses’ longevity. pellingly beautiful narrative about his love
the American Southwest and the U.S. After they received the American Book for and experiences along New Mexico’s
Mexican border region and Mexico,” its Publishers award in 1999, a member of the Gila River, speaking both to the regional
diverse publications include adult and Before Columbus Foundation commented, and national consciousness.
young adult fiction and non-fiction, as well “We always hear about the passion in this She continued, “While our adult audience El Paso Museum of Art
as poetry and bilingual children’s literature. business, but rarely the devotion. What is very important, young adult and chil- We were surprised and saddened on July
The history behind the founding of Cinco Bobby and Lee Byrd have created is what dren’s literature have become our main- 24 when we received the following
Puntos is as interesting as the two people begins as a dream and ideal for most peo- stay. Our goal is to choose selections announcement from MCAD Director
who have devoted their lives to this ple, but after the hard work and constant which allow teens and even our younger Tracey Jerome: “Dr. Victoria Ramirez will
endeavor. Lee Merrill Byrd was born and battles take their toll most get jaded and audience to see themselves in our books. be leaving her position as Director of the
raised in New Jersey and her husband, things get reduced to a simple business For the past four to five years we have El Paso Museum of Art, a position she has
poet Bobby Byrd, was born in Memphis, proposition. Bobby and Lee and all at been working with Native American writ- held since 2017, in order to pursue profes-
Tenn. The two met in Colorado at the Cinco Puntos have had the integrity to ers and have also been producing a selec- sional opportunities outside the state.”
Aspen Writers Workshop during the sum- continue to live their dream, not just on the tion of Early Concept Books. One of our “During her tenure, Ramirez oversaw the
mer of 1966. Later they married and border, but across borders. This is one writers, Cynthia Weill, went to Oaxaca to redesign and reinstallation of the
moved to El Paso. family; one publisher which deserves our research her material. The result was books Museum’s Kress Collection, as well as the
For the first 15 years that Cinco Puntos attention and respect.” that are bilingual, bright and beautifully preliminary work on the Museum’s
was in business, the couple worked out of In an interview with Cynsations writer illustrated using wood carvings from Refresh Project, which includes a reconfig-
their house. Cynthia Letisch Smith, Lee shared, “My Oaxaca. Pre-kinder options include one uration of much of the exhibition space in
the second floor galleries. Reflecting on
Employed at Fort husband Bobby says that publishing is like about colors, numbers and even animal
these accomplishments, both the museum
Bliss, Bobby was writing – it’s an act of discovery. I agree sounds. Other bilingual folktales include staff and the general public wish Victoria
the primary bread- because each book takes us to a new place, ‘La Llorona’ and ‘El Cucuy, A Boggyman great success in her new endeavors.”
winner until 1981 to new understandings, to meet new peo- Cuento.’”
when their two ple.” Lee adds that she feels publishing is Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer
young sons, even more satisfying than writing because specializing in the visual arts
Johnny and Andy, you can be part of making many voices
ages seven and heard. “Publishing is also a collaborative
four, were severely Bobby and Lee Byrd process, and nothing makes me happier
burned in a play- than working together with our staff (of
house fire. Following three months of six) at Cinco Puntos. Our daughter, Susie,
intense treatment at the Shriners’ Burn and her husband, Eddie, worked with us
Hospital in Galveston, the boys returned for a number of years back in the 1990s.”
home. At that time Bobby took over their Despite this continuity, changes were in
care, and Lee assumed his position at Fort store for Cinco Puntos in 2019. Taking on
Bliss. Lee later moved on to El Paso a larger role in the business, Lee and
Natural Gas where she worked for the next Bobby’s son John has been named as the
12 years, nine as a technical writer and the new President and Chief Financial Officer.
last three as editor of “The Pipeliner,” the Co-Publisher Bobby Byrd will transition
company’s in-house publication. into Publisher Emeritus in charge of devel-
Because Bobby was running the press oping special projects, assisting staff and
and interfacing with writers and clients, he spending more time developing his talents
became the face of Cinco Puntos. By 1996 as a poet. Co-founder Lee Merrill Byrd
the business was profitable enough to will continue to serve as Publisher and
allow Lee to join Bobby in making a full- Editor in Chief.
time commitment to the Press. Long-time colleague Jessica Powers will
Their first book, published in 1985, was a become the company’s Editorial and
collection of short stories entitled Foreign Rights Director. Stephanie Frescas
“Winners on the Pass Line” written by Macias joins the company as Publicity
Dagoberto Gilb. Their second book, “La Director. Artist and graphic designer Zeke
Llorona, the Weeping Woman” by Joe Pena will join the company part-time as its
Hayes came out in 1987, and not only first Artistic Director. “Cactus Mary”
became a best seller but still serves as the Fountaine continues to fill her roles as
bedrock of their business. Inventory and Office Manager.
“Although there weren’t too many pub- Lee offered these insights for new writers
lishers doing that at the time, we published interested in sending their manuscripts to
La Llorona in a bilingual format because Cinco Puntos:
that is how Joe liked to tell his stories,” “We don’t always know what we’re look-
Bobby said. “We call ourselves ‘The ing for until we actually see it, but the one
House that La Llarona Built’ because it thing that matters to us is that the writing
continues to remain a steady seller for us.” is good, reflects the devotion of the author,
Since both were writers (Lee fiction and and that it fits well with the concerns of
Bobby poetry), neither knew much about our press. It helps if writers are familiar
publishing children’s books so for a time with what Cinco Puntos Press has already
they were more comfortable publishing published, and perhaps even purchased
adult fiction. Over the years, however, some of our books.”
bilingual children’s books have kept the Lee added, “While our primary focus is
press alive. on books which have themes that deal with
Lee explains the reason for this success. the American Southwest, the border and
“I think one of the things that makes us Latin American topics, our publication list
unique is that we live and work in El Paso is quite varied. Our titles include nearly
right at the heart of our subject matter. El half a dozen books that seek to bring clari-
Paso and its fronterizo life have given us a ty to the inherent problem of drug dealing

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Autumn Art Fest — The 3rd annual show from collections of Spanish Colonial Art,
featuring several former members of Sunland Mexican Retablos, American Paintings and
Art Gallery is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. Sculptures, West Texas Art, Modern and
21 at 5737 Montoya in the Upper Valley. Contemporary Art, Prints, and Photography
Information: 630-3013. will be presented in new installations.
Select artists: Rachel Davis (crosses); Nina An Artful Preludes performance of Erich
Eaton (photography); Candy Mayer, Lisa Matta Wolfgang Korngold’s “Overture to Juárez” by
Brown, Alberto Escamilla, and Robert Dozal Hiram Rodriguez and Friends is noon to 1 p.m.
(paintings); Julia Cipriano, Rose Hines and Cost: $650 ($450 members) through Sept. 30; Dozal Art Gallery — The gallery of award- Thursday, Sept. 19, presented in partnership
Catherine Waterhouse (jewelry); Romy $700 at the door. Registration, full schedule at winning artist Robert Dozal is at 1445 Main with El Paso Symphony Orchestra.
Hawkins (metal art); Cactus Mary (soaps); Street in the San Elizario Art District. Hours are Fall Classes for teens and adults include paint-
Dave Wieters (wood turning; Terry Avalos Keynote speakers are artist and architect noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, or ing, ceramics, and ceramic sculpture.
(glass yard art); Lynda Carillo (designer organiz- Guto Requena, and Marc Fornes and artist by appointment. Information: 777-5237 or Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and
ers); Terry Wright (mosaics); Norma Muñoz Rafael Lozano-Hemmer Gift Shop — The gallery of impressionist
(veils) and Jesus Salinas (rock paintings). Phoenix-based artist Kevin Caron will show-
El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts painter Alberto Escamilla is at 1445 Main Street
Take I-10 to Redd Exit and go west to case his 3D printed sculpture art 5:30 to 9 p.m.
Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9 in San Elizario. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Montoya, then turn right for 3 blocks. Thursday, Oct. 3.
a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Wednesday through Saturday, and 12:30 to
Bert Saldana Art Gallery — The gallery ‘Colored Landscapes’ — A BFA Exhibition Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday and by appointment.
featuring Southwestern Art is at 1501 Main featuring the work of Neela Ahmed runs Sept. 9 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free unless noted Information: 851-0742 or 474-1800, or alber-
Street in the San Elizario Arts District. Hours 16-27, at Francois Gallery in the Sul Ross State otherwise. Information: 212-0300 or
are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through University Fine Arts Building in Alpine, Texas. The museum’s upstairs galleries are closed for Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon.
Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The exhibit explores Big Bend landscapes and renovations through Sept. 27.The museum’s The gallery specializes in local and early El Paso
Information: 479-2926 or attractions . Gallery hours are 8 a.m. Monday first floor will remain open. art. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
through Friday, with a closing reception 5 to 7 Showing through Dec. 4: “Tom Lea and
Celebration of Our Mountains Art Friday, or by appointment. Information: 533-
p.m. Friday, Sept. 27.Information: (432) 837- World War II.” From 1941 to 1946, El Paso-
Exhibit — Opening reception is 6 to 9 p.m. 9090 or
8258 or native Tom Lea served as a World War II eye-
Thursday, Sept. 26, for the 19th annual exhibit Marcus’s home and studio, located across the
witness artist correspondent for Life magazine,
Ardovino Desert Crossing’s Sunset Hall, One Crossland Gallery — The El Paso Art street, are available for personal tours.
becoming the only painter on the frontlines to Showing through Oct. 25 is “Warehouse
Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. The show con- Association’s gallery is at 500 W. Paisano (in the
depict the carnage of the war. This exhibition Sale” For the past 40 years, Hal Marcus has
tinues through next September. Information: Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are 11 a.m. to 4
features nearly thirty oil paintings, watercolor been collecting local art, much of which has been
(575) 589-0653 or p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
illustrations, and original preparatory drawings. in his warehouse.
Saturdays. Admission is free. Information: 534-
CODAsummit — El Paso Museum of Art — Showing through Dec. 31: “Ideas
7377,, or Facebook.
One Arts Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso, will Unwrapped,” 14 artworks from the museum’s Ho Baron Sculpture Garden and
Showing through Sept. 13: “The Heat is On!
be the host site of the 2019 CODAsummit 9 permanent collection that focus on how ideas Studio – Baron’s surreal outdoor sculpture
An Encaustic Art Exhibit.”
a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Oct. transform into art. garden at 2830 Aurora (at Piedras) is visible
Opening reception is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday,
2-4. The conference explores ways creative Showing through Jan. 5 in the Art School from the street, featuring several of his large-
Sept. 20, for “Fresh Faces/El Paso Strong,”
professionals are incorporating technology to Hallway Gallery: “Illuminate: Artworks by scale works. His indoor studio hours are noon
featuring Terrance Flores, Santiago Gonzale,
create innovative art. Includes speakers, artist EPMA Teaching Artists.” to 5 p.m. Saturdays, or by appointment. The
Reggie Watterson, Frank Valdez, C. Manny
showcases, public art tours and more. Showing Sept. 27-March 8: “The El Paso indoor studio features his sculpture, drawings,
Guerra and others, The exhibits continue
Information: 212-0300 or Museum of Art: 60 Years of Collecting.” with and art assemblages as well as access to a sec-
through Oct. 25.
paintings, sculptures, and prints from across ond private sculpture garden. Information: 915-
EPMA’s significant holdings, and accounts by 562-7820 or
people key to the museum’s success.
International Museum of Art — 1211
Showing Sept. 27-April 12: “Leo Villareal:
Montana. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Early Light.” Border artist Villareal is now
Wednesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.
known internationally for activating spaces with
Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 543-
LED light. Recently, he gained acclaim for large-
6747, or on
scale, site-specific, public endeavors such as the
Bay Lights, a now-permanent artwork of
Showing Sept. 7-30: El Paso Children’s
25,000 LEDs along a nearly two-mile expanse
Hospital Foundation Exhibit.
of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
Showing Sept. 8-29: “Twenty-two Years of
Beginning Sept. 27: “Refresh.” For the first
El Paso Plein Air Painters in El Paso. The retro-
time in over 20 years, the museum refreshes its
spective is the final show of the group. Opening
second floor galleries devoted to permanent
reception is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8.
collections and special exhibitions. Highlights
The show will include paintings done over the
years. A preview of part of the show is at
Krystyna Robbins Studio — Krystyna
Robbins’ Fall Studio Workshops for oils and
acrylics at her studio, 5070 Yucca, off Country
Club. Workshops run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each
day. Beginners welcome; bring a camera and
lunch. Cost: $65 per day. Information: 584-
0953, or
• Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 22-24:
“Time to use Your Palette Knife!”
• Saturday, Nov. 16: “Figures, Figures,
Figures!” Models and old time costumes.
La Galeria de la Misíon de Senecú —
The Ysleta Independent School District’s gallery
is at 8455 Alameda. The 2019 Faculty Art
Show, “Breaking All the Rules,” is Oct. 3-Nov.
1. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday. Information: 434-9711.
La Mesa Gallery — The gallery located on
Hwy. 28, one block from Chope’s restaurant in
La Mesa, features artists from Hatch, Las

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Art Scene Albino, off the historic plaza in Mesilla, N.M.
The gallery exhibits the work of 20 local and
Cont’d from Page 26
regional artists in a variety of media, including
paintings and other wall art, plus 3-D sculpture
Cruces, La Mesa, Berino and El Paso. Hours
and ceramic art, as well as original jewelry.
are 11 to 3, Friday and Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 55 p.m. Thursdays
Sunday 1 to 3 or by appointment. Information:
through Mondays.
(575) 644-3756.
Information: (575) 339-9870,
Rio Bravo Watercolorists — The group’s or
first monthly meeting is at 10:30 a.m. Grand opening reception is noon to 9 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the International Saturday, Sept. 14, with refreshments and
Museum of Art, 1211 Montana. Presentation is artists present.
“Positive Outlook, Positive Results” with Debra
Cutter Gallery — The gallery at 2640 El
Vance, signature member of New Mexico
Paseo (at University), Las Cruces, is closing
Watercolor Society. The public is invited;
Saturday, Aug. 31. Information: (575) 541-
meetings are free, memberships are $30.
0658 or
Information: Linda Parsons, 549-2950.
Vance will discuss marketing art and staying Debra Vance’s Studio Tour — Debra
positive. She also will share some of techniques Vance’s Art Studio, 2200 W. Union in Las
she learned in a workshop with Antonio Masse. Cruces, hosts an open house and studio tour 3
to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, with new paint-
Romy Hawkins Studio Gallery — The ings, presentations and new merchandise.
gallery at 1445 Main in San Elizario features
Wine, tapas and door prizes offered. Live
metal art, crosses, retablos and more. Hours
acoustic guitar music by Edgar Campos.
are 11 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. Wednesday through
Admission is free. Information: (575) 964-7700
Sunday. Information: 929-8074.
or DebraVance.ART.
Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for Doña Ana Arts & Cultural Center —
the Visual Arts — UTEP, off Dawson Drive 1740 Calle de Mercado. Information: (575)
next to the Sun Bowl. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5
523-6403 or
p.m. Monday through Friday (until 7 p.m.
Showing Sept. 3-27 in the gallery:
Thursday) and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Watercolors by Marie Siegrist. Artist reception
Information: 747-6151, or on
is 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. Regular
Facebook at RubinCenter.
hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
Showing Sept. 26-Dec. 13:
A 12-week art history and cultural “Art of
• “Brian Maguire: From Juárez to Washington,
Italy’ series is 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 9-
War Changes Its Address” in the Rubin Gallery.
Dec. 9 (no classes Oct. 28 and Nov. 4).
The exhibition explores both violence and the
Explore Italy with art historian Kathleen Key.
drug trade based in part on Maguire’s multiple
Cost: $120 for 12 weeks or $20 per seminar;
visits to Juárez over the course of ten years,
light refreshments served, including samples of
where he formed relationships with the families
Italian food and wine.
of disappeared women and girls, giving art
“ArtRageous” art classes are5 to 7 p.m.
classes to their children and eventually creating
Wednesdays. No experience is necessary; all
a series of portraits of their missing relatives.
levels welcome. Wear old clothes or smock; as
• “Total Collapse: Clay in the Contemporary
some materials will get messy. Cost $35 per
Past” in the L Gallery, works that present
class (includes materials and light refresh-
diverse and experimental developments in con-
ments). Registration: (575) 523-6403 or
temporary ceramics.
• “Both Sides of the River: Endangered Species
• Sept. 4: “Tropical Flower Arranging” with
in the Borderlands” in the Atrium, with a cross-
Desiree Terrazas and Barb Bowman of Barb’s
border mural collaboration between U.S.
artists Jaque Fragua and Dose, and Mexican
• Sept. 11: Mixed Media Abstract Acrylics
artists Juan Carlos Reyes (aka “Waka”) and
with Jackie Mitchell Edwards.
Laura Menses.
• Sept. 18: Soul Collage Cards with Jan
Street Art Pop Up by Zona Centro — Hampton.
Zona Centro Mexican Eatery, 218 E. Mills, fea- • Sept. 25: Mimbres-style Clay Bowls with
tures monthly pop up street art 7 to 11 p.m. Lisa Carlson.
the last Thursday of each month. The Sept. 26 Community art workshops:.
event features video game art by David Madrid • Shibori Japanese Fabric Dyeing with Linda
and other artists, with music by Electric Elkins is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m.
Dream. Information: 444-8439 or on Facebook to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6-7.Cost: $100;
at ZonaCentroElPaso. includes materials and light refreshments.
• Watercolor and Watercolor Pencil Workshop
Westside Art Guild — The guild meets at with Marie Siegrist is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday,
10 a.m. every second Monday of the month Sept. 17. Cost: $65; discount for members.
(Sept. 9) at Polly Harris Center, 650 • Pet Portraits is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m.
Wallenberg (off Mesa Hills). Membership fee: to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-22,
$20. Information: Linda Parsons, 549-2950 or led by pet portrait artist Andy Mallen of Denver. Cost: $250; discount for members.
• Sculpting Fiber Clay with Joanie Wolter, 9
Las Cruces/Mesilla a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27-28. Create whimsical ani-
10-10 Arts Hop — Doña Ana Arts Council mals and other unique sculptures. All materials
hosts “12 Hours of Art in Las Cruces” with included. Cost: $190.
events 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. the second Saturday The Promoting Art in the Mesilla Valley free
of every month (Sept. 14). Participating gal- speaker series is 5 to 7 p.m. the last Friday of
leries are DAAC Arts & Cultural Center (4 to 7 the month. The Sept. 27 topic is “The Music
p.m.), NMSU University Art Gallery (10 a.m. to Scene in Las Cruces” presented by local musi-
4 p.m.), Rokoko Gallery (4 to 7 p.m.), and Art cian and NMSU professor of music, Dr. Jim
Obscura (7 to 10 p.m.). Information: (575) Shearer. Admission is free. Information:
523-6403. Schedule:
Agave Artists — The new artist-owned
cooperative gallery is at 2250 Calle de San Please see Page 28

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Southwest Art Scene Mesquite Art Gallery — 340 N. Mesquite, a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday, featuring paint- (at Hester) in historic downtown Silver City.
Las Cruces. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ings of all media, photography, pottery, prints The gallery features paintings, photography,
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Thursday and Friday, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. and cards created by various artists. prints, greeting cards, ceramics, fiber arts, jew-
Information: (575) 640-3502 or mesquiteart- Information: Cloudcroft Art Society on elry, home décor, and more. Open year round
Downtown Ramble — The City of Las Showing through September is Facebook. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and
Cruces hosts an evening of music and art 5 to 7 noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; closed holidays.
“Art in the Round,” from the 10 O’Clock
p.m. the first Friday of the month at art venues Deming Arts Center —100 Gold in Information: (575) 538-8216, or on
Artists. Five exhibiting artists will each express
of in a seven-block stretch of Las Cruces Deming, N.M. Showing Sept. 1-28:
their own view of the circle and how it plays a Facebook at Grant County Art Guild.
Downtown Mall. Information: (575) 647-0508. Photography by local artists Lon & Wilhelmina
part in their work. Artist reception is 5 to 7 Showing through Sept. 14: A retrospective
Shelton, and Claude Smith, focusing on area
Las Cruces Museum of Art — 491 N. p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, as part of the First Friday
wildlife and nature. Artist reception is 1 to 3
show by Silver City watercolorist Audrey
Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to Art Ramble, with refreshments and live music. Goodleaf, featuring favorite paintings curated
p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1. Regular hours are 10
4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to by her daughter, artist Linda Bush. Goodleaf
Tombaugh Gallery — First Unitarian a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
passed away in September of last year. She was
4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the Admission is free. Information: (575) 546-3663,
Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S. a frequent prizewinner at shows in both New
First Friday Ramble. Information: (575) 541- or on Facebook.
Solano. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mexico and Pennsylvania.
2137, or on Facebook.
Wednesday through Saturday. Information:
at LCMuseums. Grant County Art Guild Gallery — For Showing Aug. 30-Sept. 29: Grant County
(575) 522-7281, or on Art Guild’s 6th annual Southwest Birds Show,
Showing through Oct. 19: “From the its 50th anniversary, the Grant County Art
Facebook at Tombaugh Gallery. with 17 members presenting around 30 inter-
Ground Up XXIX Regional Juried Ceramics Guild gallery has moved from Pinos Altos to the
Showing Sept. 8-Oct. 18: “Charcoal and pretations of Southwest birds.
Exhibition.” The biennial exhibition co-hosted former Hester House building, 316 N. Bullard
Steel,” pencil and charcoal drawings by Michael
by the Potters’ Guild of Las Cruces features
Nail, and steel sculptures by Mary Lou LaCasse.
ceramic artists throughout the Rocky Mountain
Nail is a self-taught artist who works primarily
region exhibiting utilitarian and sculptural
in pencil, charcoal and ink, preferring Western,
ceramics. Gallery tours of the exhibit are 1:30
p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 7 and Oct. 5.
Native American, and wildlife themes. LaCasse
enjoys repurposing old, often discarded steel
Get Scene
“Artventurous” free art appreciation activities
are 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday.
September’s theme is “Art Nouveau.”
objects into outdoor steel sculptures. Inserts of
fused glass and ceramics contrast with the
around town!
hardness of the steel, and add an extra dimen-
Education Station is 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept.
The Scene comes out the last week of the month.
sion to the work.
21, for youth and teens, and Saturday, Sept.
Pick up your copy at these and other locations.
Opening reception is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
28 for adults. September’s theme is Pottery
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Sunday, Sept. 8, and second reception with
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artist talks is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4.
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Celebrando Las Ámericas: A Family
Fiesta — Casa Camino Real Bookstore, in col- New on the Border Bookshelf:
laboration with the Border Servant Corps, will ‘No Soy Meche: La De Juan
celebrate books, art, music, and culture, with a Gabriel’ by Joseph Carlson (Pupfish
day-long fundraising event beginning at 9 LLC). The Spanish language book chroni-
Saturday, Aug. 31, at Peace Lutheran Church, Awakes” by H.G. Wells (1899). Tea and pas- and book signings. Authors appearing:
cles the life of Mercedes Alvarez
1701 E. Missouri, in Las Cruces, with a pop-up tries provided. Victorian era or steampunk • L.C. Hayden, writer of Harry Bronson detec-
“Meche,” and her relationship with iconic
book sale, Silent auction also planned. Proceeds dress encouraged, but not required. Tea and tive series “When Memory Fails.”
singer Adan Luna (Juan Gabriel).
benefit refugee families and the ongoing initia- pastries provided. Admission is free. • Eric Norway, ex-border patrol and DEA
Meche, now in her early 70s, is the only
tives of the Border Servant Corps, including Information: 533-5147, agent, author of “A Warrior’s Betrayal: The Life
living person who knew the true Juan
Libros Para El Viaje/Books for the Journey, or Facebook. and Death of Green Beret Chester Garrett.”“
Gabriel and the secret private life that the
which donates books to families. Volunteers • Susan Lynn Zenker, author of “Desert Winds:
El Paso Writers’ League — The league famous singer successfully hid from the
and book donations needed. Information: A Collection of Poems about El Paso.”
meets 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in the public and his fans. She was instrumental
Denise Chávez at Casa Camino Real in starting Gabriel’s career and is featured
conference room at Bartlett Assisting Living Barnes & Noble — Information: barnesand-
Bookstore, (575) 523-3988 or in several of his songs, including the one
Center, 221 Bartlett. Locations are El Paso’s East Side, named after her, “Meche.”
A panel of published authors will critique writ- Fountains at Farah; West Side, 705 Sunland
Storytelling with Adalucía Quan, children’s “I started this project because after Juan
ers’ stories before the members; showing the Park; and Las Cruces Mesilla Valley Mall.
writer and artist begin at 10 a.m. Gabriel’s death many of his fans kept
process to help writers edit their work. Information: Following.
Lotería Games for children and adults with telling me they wanted to know the real
Admission is free and open to the public. events are at all stores:
Book Prizes is 11 a.m. with a “snack-esitos” life history of the legendary singer,”
Information: 755-4958 or on Facebook at Book Club is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, fea-
sale at noon and arts activities at 1 p.m. Carlson said. “I hired a professional
ElPasoWritersLeague. turing “Inland” by Téa Obreht. Sign up at store
A Celebrando Las Americas Concert with Mexican author, Fausto Lozano Lara, who
or website.
Jesús “Chuy” Martínez and Otilio Ruíz is 3 p.m., Rail Readers Book Club — The club A Young Adult Book Club is 7 p.m. Thursday, spent nearly one year interviewing
along with a reading by Loida Maritza Pérez, meets at 11 a.m. on the third Wednesday of ‘Meche’ and reviewing her personal mem-
Sept. 12, to discuss “I’m Not Dying with You
author of “Geographies of Home.” MC’s are the month at Las Cruces Railroad Museum, 351 oirs and photos; many which date back
Tonight” by Gilly Segal.
Denise Chávez and Kari Lenander. N. Mesilla in Las Cruces. Sept. 18 book is “I several decades.” Learn more at
Batman Day is 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, cel-
The sale features children’s literature in Married a Soldier” by Lydia Spencer Lane.
ebrating the Dark Knight’s 80th anniversary.
English and Spanish, Southwestern, mystery, Information: (575) 647-4480.
Demigod Day event celebrating the books of
Chicano/Latino, poetry, fiction, non-fiction,
environmental, vintage vinyl records, and
Cactus Flower Bookery — 5024 Rick Riordan is 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, with
Doniphan (Placita Santa Fe), Suite 9. activities and giveaways. ture author J.C. Cervantes and her second
selected Latin American art and jewelry.
Information: 203-8338 or cactusflowerbook- The East Side store will host two author book in the Storm Runner Series, “The Fire
Texas author John Erickson — The cre- This month’s theme for dis- events in September. Information: 594-3024. Keeper,” at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7.
ator of “Hank the Cowdog” will give a reading cussions is books about Adventure: An #ElPasoStrong author event is 7 p.m. Information: (575) 522-4499.
from the popular children’s book series noon Tuesday Tea Club is 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Monday, Sept. 16, featuring local authors Brian
Vukadinovich and R.A. Monday and their LGBT book group — The bimonthly book
to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 3. Tea provided.
newest works. group meets on odd-numbered months. Open
Sunday, Sept. 21-22, at Woman’s Club of El The monthly Read Between the Wines literary
Author Louis Bodnar will introduce his latest to all LGBT and LGBT-friendly people interest-
Paso, 1400 N. Mesa. The author will also sing discussion and wine pairing is 7 p.m. Thursday,
book, “El Paso Sunrise,” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ed in book discussions. Cocktails and eats avail-
and entertain and educate guests about ranch Sept. 5. Wine samples for 21 and older.
Tuesday, Sept. 24. able. Information, location: Ted, 867-4261 or
wildlife. Catered lunch by Hallelujah BBQ An Afternoon with Local Authors is 2 to 3:30
Barnes & Noble in Mesilla Valley Mall, will fea- on Facebook at ElPasoGLBTBookGroup.
served 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, with lectures, reading
p.m. Sunday. Cost (for presentation and lunch):
$40; advance tickets only. Tickets: 532-6131 or
Southwest Festival of the Written
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‘Rumors’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Sept. 27-Oct. 13. Performances are 7:30 p.m.
Montana, presents the Neil Simon comedy Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays.
through Aug. 30. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Tickets: $17 ($14 senior, student and military;
Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 groups and children). Information: (575)
$15 ($12 seniors, students, military and teach- 523-1200 or
ers; $9 children). Information: 532-1317 or A playground altercation between eleven- year-old boys brings together two sets of
Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the
Cloudcroft melodramas — Cloudcroft who were known as the gems of 1930’s Le matter.
Light Opera Company’s live open-air melodra- Mans society. In the crucible-like atmosphere “Bocon” is the story of a young boy who flees Cake and non-alcoholic beverages with the
ma performances of “The Secret of Charity of this home, the sisters become more isolated his home in war-torn Central America to reach cast and crew follow opening night perform-
Teach” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. and less human. One afternoon their rage sur- safety with his aunt who lives in the United ance Friday, Sept. 27.
31-Sept. 1, at Zenith Park’s pavilion on Burro faces in a horrifying and shocking manner. States. Witnessing the violent abduction of his
Ave. Admission is free, but seating is limited. parents, he loses his voice. Along his way he Festival of Monologues — The UTEP
Early arrival recommended. Information: (575) Shakespeare on-the-Rocks — encounters mythic characters such as La Department of Theater & Dance in partnership
682-2733 or on Facebook at Shakespeare on-the-Rocks’ 31st season runs with Tec de Monterrey presents an evening of
Llorona and a dastardly coyote who steals his
CloudcroftLightOperaCo. Sept. 6-22, at El Paso Community College’s monologue performances at 6 p.m. Saturday,
Transmountain Campus Forum Theatre. This Sept. 28, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Studio
‘Disney’s High School Musical’ — Kids- season is in partnership with EPCC in celebra- ‘God of Carnage’ — Las Cruces Theatre. Tickets: $8. Information: 747-5118,
N-Co. closes its season with the musical based tion of the college’s 50th anniversary. Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las or on Facebook.
on Disney Channel’s smash hit movie through Showtime is 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and Cruces Downtown Mall presents the comedy
Sept. 1, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $10 ($8 for stu-

Play makes premiere

Murchison, directed by Anthony Michael Stokes dents with valid ID, seniors 65 and older, active

with the assistance of Raul Chavez, and musical military; $6 group rate for 10 or more; available

at Black Box Theatre

direction by Ajith Kumar. Shows are 7:30 p.m. in advance online or at the EPCC Valle Verde
Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Campus cashiers. Information: 540-3813,shake-
Tickets: $7 ($5 students, seniors, military), or on Facebook.
available at the door. Information: 274-8797 or • Sept. 6-8: “The Taming of the Shrew,” nknown plays are a rare com-
on Facebook at El Paso Kids-n-Co. directed by Hector Serrano. modity in El Paso. Most theaters
• Sept. 13-15: “Julius Caesar,” directed by have learned the hard truth that
‘The Mrs. Wheatland Pageant’ — No the classics fill seats – new shows, not
Strings Theater Company presents the rollick- Vanessa Keyser.
• Sept. 20-22: “A Midsummer Night’s so much.
ing comedy by Lisa Wagner Erickson, directed That’s why it’s exciting when this part
by Ceil Herman, Sept. 6-22, at Black Box Dream,” directed by Hector Serrano.
of the country hosts an area premiere of
Theater, 430 N. Main in Las Cruces. Showtime ‘The Wolves’ — American Southwest a new work like “The Mrs. Wheatland
is 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Theatre Company opens its season with the Pageant” by Lisa Wagner Erickson,
Sundays, and 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19. Sarah DeLappe Pulitzer-nominated play Sept. Sept. 6-22 at the Black Box Theatre in
Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; 26-Oct. 6 at NMSU’s Center for the Arts in Las Cruces.
$10 all seats Thursday). Information: (575) 523- But then new shows are nothing new
Las Cruces. Directed by Nichole Hamilton. real people that the audience can
1223 or for director Ceil Herman. She and her
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and empathize with, rather than stereo-
Nostalgic sitcom fantasies, strange fertility husband, Peter, both retired NMSU pro-
Saturdays, plus 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, types.”
regimens, and gender norms collide in one fessors, travel the country (make that
Oct. 5-6. Preview night is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, The show is led by Ashley Dahl as
woman’s search for certainty in a world that is world, since they just returned from a
Sept. 26. Tickets: $17 ($14 seniors; $10 stu- June.
anything but. trip to England) and love seeing what
dents; $5 high school students with current “She is new to the Las Cruces area,
‘My Sister in This House’ auditions — I.D.) Tickets: (575) 646-4515 or each area has to offer theater-wise. They but was recently seen in ‘The Curious
El Paso Community College Theatre Arts hosts see at least 100 productions a year. Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,’
auditions for its first production of the season 7 The story of a girls’ high school soccer team Their love of theater is why they began which I also directed,” Herman said.
to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 9-10, at illuminates the way young selves are formed the No-Strings Theatre Company. “Robert Senecal plays June’s husband,
the Forum Theatre on the Transmountain when innate character clashes with external They found this show on a trip to Jim. He has been seen at the Black Box
Campus. Directed by Ted Karber Jr. Needed challenges. Denver. Theatre in ‘Emilie.’ ‘The Rivals,’ and
are four women, ages 18-60. Auditions consist “The playwright, Lisa Wagner ‘Outside Mullingar.’ Vivian is played by
‘Bocon’ — Los Actores presents the one-act
of cold readings taken directly from the script. Erickson, was at the performance so I Karen Buerdsell, who was seen in
Spanish language play by Lisa Loomer at 7 p.m.
Show dates are Nov. 15-24. Information: 831- went up to her after it ended and intro- ‘Glorious’ at Las Cruces Community
Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27-28,
3205 or duced myself,” Herman said. “I asked if Theatre and ‘The Rivals’ at the Black
La Fe Culture and Technology Center, 721 S.
The play by Wendy Kesselman tells the story we could produce it at the Black Box in Box. Gina DeMondo, who plays Bar,
Ochoa. Admission: $6 ($4 age 12 and younger).
of Christine and her little sister Lea, the maids Las Cruces. She was very happy to let was seen in ‘The Curious Incident of
Information: 820-6351, or
us do so.” the Dog in the Night-Time’ and ‘Crimes
She said the story is comedy about of the Heart.’”
marriage, friendship and acceptance of She added that she is lucky to have
people in spite of their quirks. these excellent actors as well as a great
“June and Jim seem to be happily mar- production team. Joshua Taulbee is both
ried, but in the small town where they scenic designer and assistant director.
live, there is not much to do,” Herman Her husband, Peter is lighting designer;
said. “They entertain themselves by Bobcat Yung is costume designer; and
dressing up and playing sit-com games Darlene DeMondo is properties artisan.
from different decades. June feels that Bekah Taulbee runs light and sound,
she is under pressure from her friends to Monte H. Wright designed the T-shirts
have a baby before the age of 30, and and poster, and Kathi-Jane Alvarado is
she is fast approaching that deadline. house manager coordinator.
Good Food ... Good Feelings® She attempts to use various strategies, Wagner Erickson will travel to Las
but in the process discovers that her Cruces from Denver the last weekend of
It’s time to head back to class husband has an attraction to some of the the show to do a talkback with the audi-
And start hitting the books costumes they have been using. June ence Sept. 21.
and her friends, Vivian and Barb decide Herman said she thinks the audience
But who has the time to cook?
to enter the local beauty pageant, each will get more than laughs from the com-
So before you go back to school woman with her own agenda. In the edy.
Make sure you stop by end, all is well, and June realizes that “The show has a positive message
your favorite restaurant her desire for a rigid life must yield to about acceptance of other people’s dif-
Village Inn the possibility that anything can hap- ferences – very important in our current
Where there’s good food and good feelings pen.” times.”
Herman said the challenge of directing Carol Viescas is a veteran of
El Paso: 1500 Airway •  7144 Gateway East • 4757 Hondo Pass • 2929 N. Mesa this small-cast show “is to make sure community theater and teaches
6440 N. Mesa • 7801 N. Mesa •  2275 Trawood •  1331 N. Zaragoza that all four characters come across as journalism at Bel Air High School.
Las Cruces: 1435 S. Valley •  445 S. Telshor

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Place your bets on rock at Inn
of the Mountain Gods
If you are all in when it comes to ’80s metal,
you are guaranteed to win this month at Inn
of the Mountain Gods Casino. They are deal-
ing a pair of that decade’s very memorable
acts. One much more than the other but they
both had some hits. Opening the show Sept.
13 will be Vixen, the all-female quartet who
started out in 1980. They only have half their
original members but recently acquired the
lead vocal stylings of Lorraine Lewis, who’s
the perfect fit as she formerly fronted another
all-girl group, Femme Fatale. The headliner
of the night is still riding high from the still managing not to be overcome by them.
Netflix Mötley Crüe biopic “The Dirt.” The outstanding result proves that their spe-
Although he may no longer be touring with cial formula is sure to procure a few more
his band, frontman Vince Neil is still going hits. They are a quarter-century in, so if you
strong. He has a well of hits to draw upon haven’t already, I think it is time to get some
with his former gang plus a few new cuts “Blood” on your hands.
from the movie soundtrack. He also had a
few solo discs that were laden with cover
Donnie Vie, “Beautiful Things.”
Deko Music
versions, so we may get some Creedence
Clearwater Revival, Aerosmith, Scorpions
and even a little Elvis Presley being chan- When it comes to guilty pleasures sometimes
neled through him, since they all made you try to scratch that itch any way you can.
appearances on those previous releases. So If involves getting your ears on some new
head to the casino, put it all on ’80s metal music, I strongly recommend branching out
and come out a winner. into side projects. This one is more than sim-
ply supplemental, this is now the whole ball
National: The Minus 5, “Stroke of wax when you are talking about Donnie
Manor,” Yep Roc Records Vie. He’s the main songwriter and vocalist
for pure power pop masters Enuff Z Nuff, a
After creating new Christmas tunes in 2017, band he left in 2013 after almost three
which they did with flying colors on “Dear decades. He is waist-deep in his solo career
December,” The Minus 5 leader Scott with several records of live, demo, cover ver-
McCaughey (originally of Young Fresh sion, re-imagined tracks, but has just released
Fellows) had a brand-new challenge to over- his third disc of all new material titled
come. This one had a more dire conse- “Beautiful Things.” For those fans of his past
quence; He had suffered a stroke and doctors work, you know the power pop bliss you are
predicted he would never play music again. in for, but there are a few more ballads and
He not only proved them wrong, he did it in
some countrification a foot that blend seam-
record speed: He began to craft this LP three
lessly. He also gets a helping hand from Paul
days after his incident in the ICU. The new
Gilbert of Mr. Big, Matt Walker of Garbage
disc, aptly named “Stroke Manor,” once
& Morrissey, and fellow power pop enthusi-
again features band mainstay Peter Buck of
ast Roger Manning of Jellyfish, and that is a
R.E.M. Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy makes another
very beautiful thing.
appearance, and Corin Tucker of Sleater-
Collectibles: The
Kinney gets initiated to the gang on this one.
The CD doesn’t shy away from its stroke
inspiration. The song “Beatles Forever” Replacements, “Dead Man’s
comes from a playlist guitarist Peter Buck Pop,” Rhino Records
made to help spark Scott’s musical memory,
and the album cover art features an image of Although The Replacements only kept it
his brainwaves. In what might be best together for under a decade, they squeezed
described as another worldly premonition, out an impressive eight albums worth of
“Pink Bag for Rip Torn” shines a spotlight material. Some of the reasons for their myth-
on the actor who passed away this July, end- ical status were their debauchery, constant
ing with the line “Rip will rest in Peace.” It infighting and a penchant for pilfering their
turns out this was just a misunderstood state- own material from record company claws.
ment by a nurse, not a premonition but who The final bit of that is what the amazing
knows? Either way we are glad Scott made it Rhino Records box is all about. The brand
out all right and has left Stroke Manor. new collection “Dead Man’s Pop” features
60 tracks, of which 58 have never been heard
Collective Soul, “Blood,” before. The set focuses on their biggest-sell-
Fuzze-Flex Records
ing release, 1989’s “Don’t Tell a Soul.” As
they finished production on that disc, they
After teasing us a about a year and a half ago stole the remaining reels of material from
with the incredible “Right as Rain” (the then- Paisley Park studios that didn’t make the
new cut from their live release that very final cut. This work is finally seeing the light
appropriately appropriates the Tom Petty of day with a reimagined and remixed ver-
“Jammin Me” guitar riff), they have added sion of the album as they initially intended,
nine others to it and created one of their along with a collection of previously unheard
strongest records to date. Who has created cuts, and a classic concert from 1989 that
this masterpiece you ask? It is the band that until now was only available in an extremely
does straight forward rock’n’ roll better than truncated version given away a radio station
most anyone. It isn’t over-seasoned with lay- promo. This very impressive archive comes
ers of punk, alt country, Goth, hardcore, or with a 12”x12” hardcover book with dozens
any other flavor, it is Collective Soul. This of rarely seen photos, and a vinyl LP and
band has always managed to deliver the goo cassette. There’s also an outtake, and an
loosening ds and maintain a high standard of instrumental with unused cover art for the
albums. Their new disc “Blood” is self- original album. When it comes to The
releasing; perhaps that record company pres- Replacements nobody have ever really been
sure valve explains how they have taken able to replace them.
their game to a new level of excellence. The
slick production and extraordinarily hook- Brian Chozick is owner of Tumblin’
laden arena rockers are churned with proper Dice Music. Drop him a line at
quantities of soloing, pop and glam, while

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Burton Gilliam — Actor Gilliam, who Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman.
played “Lyle the Cowboy,” in the Mel Brooks • Rapid Response (Atlas) —Documentary. In
classic comedy “Blazing Saddles,” will meet 1966 Medical student and racing fan Stephen
guests and take part in a question-and-answer Olvey is asked to volunteer at the Indianapolis
session as part of a movie party and screening 500 on their medical team. Directed by Roger
at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, at Alamo Hinze and Michael William Miles.
Drafthouse Cinema, Montecillo. Tickets: Sept. 13:
$15.15; available at nambulist to commit murders. • Depraved (IFC Midnight) — David Call, Ana
Movie Nite on the Lawns — The Kayne, Joshua Leonard. Directed by Larry
Época de Oro Film Festival — Consulate Fountains at Farah, 888 Gateway West, hosts
‘Zoot Suit’ — The red carpet film fundraiser
is 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Plaza Fessenden.
General of Mexico in El Paso and UTEP will free movies at sundown Saturdays. Bring blan- • The Goldfinch (Warner Bros.) — Finn
screen seven movies from the Golden Age of Theatre. The Hollywood-style extravaganza
kets or lawn chairs. Admission is free. Wolfhard, Nicole Kidman, Sarah Paulson.
Mexican Cinema at 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. will feature a classic cars parade delivering VIPs
Information: Directed by John Crowley.
4-25, at UTEP’s Union Cinema, Room 109. onto a red carpet. Bowie High School students
• Aug. 31: The Incredibles 2 • Hustlers (STX) — Constance Wu, Jennifer
Admission is free. Information: 533-3644, con- will take patrons to reserved seats. There will
• Sept. 7: Avengers: Infinity War Lopez, Julia Stiles. Directed by Lorene Scafaria. or on Facebook. be food, drink sales, raffles, a talent competi-
• Sept. 14: Selena • Monos (Neon) — Sofia Buenaventura, Julian
• Sept. 4: Grand opening and “Enamorada” by tion, and after film block party. All proceeds
• Sept. 21: Pokemon: Detective Pikachu Giraldo. Directed by Alejandro Landes.
Emilio Fernandez benefit the Bowie Alumni Association’s scholar-
• Sept. 28: Captain Marvel • The Sound of Silence (IFC) — Peter
• Sept. 11: “Macario” by Roberto Gavaldón at ship fund. Tickets: $27.50-$97.50
• Oct. 5: Toy Story Sarsgaard, Rashida Jones, Austin Pendleton.
6 p.m.; “Una familia de tantas” by Alejandro (Ticketmaster).
Film Salon — The Film Salon presents “Love Directed by Michael Tyburski.
Galindo (8 p.m.)
Me Tonight” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at
Fountain Theatre — 2469 Calle de Sept. 20:
• Sept. 18: “El rebozo de la soledad” by Guadalupe, 1/2 block south of the plaza in • Ad Astra (Disney) — Brad Pitt, Liv Tyler,
Roberto Gavaldón at 6 p.m.; ”La Perla” by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 250 E. Montecillo,
Mesilla. The historic theater, operated by the Tommy Lee Jones. Directed by James Gray.
Emilio Fernández at 8 p.m. as part of a series on Invention: Early Musicals.
Mesilla Valley Film Society, features films at • Britt-Marie Was Here (Cohen Media Group)
• Sept. 25: “Salón México” by Emilio Tickets: $5, available at
7:30 p.m. nightly, plus 1:30 p.m. Saturday and — Vera Vitali, Peter Haber, Pernilla August.
Fernández at 6 p.m.; “Ahí está el detalle” by Information: or on Facebook.
2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7 ($6 seniors, Directed by Tuva Novotny.
Juan Bustillos Oro at 8 p.m. Pax Christi Film Series — A screening of military and students with ID; $5 children and • Diego Maradona (HBO) — Documentary on
Borderscene Film Festival — The 2nd “Dolores” is 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at St. society members); $5 on Wednesday. the career of celebrated football player Diego
annual festival devoted to the integration of Joseph School auditorium, 1315 Travis (enter Information, schedule: (575) 524-8287 or Armando Maradona, who played for S.S.C.
excellence in independent film with resources through parking lot across from rectory). Napoli in the 1980s. Directed by Asif Kapadia.
and connections within the film industry, is Discussion follows. Admission is free, donations The theatre will be closed through Sept. 12 • Downton Abbey (Focus) — Michelle
Friday through Tuesday, Sept. 6-9, at Allen accepted. Information: 740-3962. and also Sept. 16 and 27. Dockery, Matthew Goode, Maggie Smith.
Theatres’ Cineport 10 and Video 4 in Las Dolores Huerta partnered with Cesar Chavez • Sept. 13-15 and 17-19: The Farewell (in Directed by Michael Engler. Based on the huge-
Cruces. This year’s theme is “Overcoming in co-founding the first farmworkers unions. Mandarin, Japanese & Italian with subtitles). ly popular PBS presentation.
• Sept. 20-26: Funan (in French w/ subtitles) • Midnight Traveler (Oscilloscope)— Hassan
Challenges” with 450 films submitted from 48 Sci Fi and ArtFilm Nights — Brew Lab, • Sept. 28-Oct. 3: Manhattan Short Film
countries. The top 15 percent were selected 601 N. Oregon, Suite 1, hosts science fiction Fazili, Nargis Fazili. Directed by Hazzan Fazili.
for viewing during the event. A Virtual Reality Festival • Promare (GKIDS) — Anime. Directed by
classics 5:30 to 8 p.m. the second Thursday of
Media Room will also be featured. every month (Sept. 12) and art films every New Mexico Museum of Space Hiroyuki Imaishi.
Movie passes for Sept. 7-9: $2.50 single movie third Thursday of the month (Sept 19). History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. • Rambo: Last Blood (Lionsgate) — Sylvester
and/or block pass; $7.50 single day pass; $15 Information: 307-4242 or on Facebook. Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater tickets are $7 Stallone, Paz Vega, Óscar Jaenada. Directed by
three-day pass. All Access VIP passes: $50 “Poetry Therapy” sessions are 6:30 to 8 p.m. ($6 seniors and military; $5 ages 4-12). Adrian Grumberg. 5th in the series beginning
(includes all movies and parties, including open- every third Friday (Sept. 20). Planetarium show is $5 ($4 seniors, military and with First Blood in 1982.
ing night film on Sept. 6). Information: (575) children). Ages 3 and under free. • 3 From Hell (Lionsgate) — Sid Haig, Sheri
646-2737, Jay’s Pix Presents at the International Museum/IMAX combo tickets available. Moon Zombie, Bill Moseley; Directed by Rob
Online viewing runs 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. Museum — Film historian Jay Duncan and the Information: (877) 333-6589 or (575) 437- Zombie. Sequel to The Devil’s Rejects (2005).
4 through 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9. Online pass- Sunset Film Society host presentations at 2 • Where’s My Roy Cohn? (Sony Classics) —
2840, or on Facebook.
es: $15, available at p.m. Saturdays at International Museum of Art, Documentary. Cohn personified the dark arts
Now showing:
Award ceremony is 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 1211 Montana. Admission is free. Information: of American politics, turning empty vessels into
• “Apollo 11: First Steps,” 10:10 and 11:05
at Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces. Lifetime 543-6747 (museum), internationalmuseumo- dangerous demagogues - like Joseph McCarthy.
a.m. and 1:10 and 4:05 p.m.
achievement awards will be given to actors and Sept. 27:
• “Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity,”
Harry Hamlin and Thaao Penglis. This month is the 4th annual International • Abominable (Universal) — CG Animation.
12:30 and 3:30 p.m.
Awards include US Military film category and Film Festival, presented in partnership with Voices of Albert Tsai, Chloe Bennet, Eddie
Star Show is 11:55 a.m. and 2:55 p.m.
award distributed through VetFlicks. Alliance Francaise d’El Paso and General Izzard. Directed by Jill Culton and Todd
Information: Casimir Pulaski Polish American Society of El Jay’s Film Forecast — Film historian Jay Wilderman.
Paso. Duncan prepared this list of top monthly • First Love (Toei) — Becky, Sakurako Konishi,
Foreign language films are accompanied with “Coming Attractions” for movie fans, listed by Masataka Kubota. Directed by Takashi Miike.
English subtitles. No film Sept. 7. studio and release date (subject to change): • Judy (Roadside) — Judy Garland arrives in
• Sept. 14: “Les Intouchables” (France).Based Sept. 6: London in the winter of 1968 to perform a
on a true story, this comedy-drama tells how a • Blink of an Eye (1091 Media) — series of sold-out concerts. Starring: Renée
millionaire quadriplegic hires the unlikely helper Documentary. An inside look at 2001’s Zellweger, Michael Gambon, Jessie Buckley.
who is just out of prison. Daytona 500 featuring Michael Waltrip and Directed by Rupert Goold.
• Sept. 21: “Jack Strong” (Poland). True story Dale Earnhardt Jr. Directed by Paul Taublieb. • 21 Bridges (STX) —Chadwick Boseman,
about a Polish spy who passed Soviet secrets to • It Chapter Two (Warner Bros.) — Bill Sienna Miller, J.K. Simmons. Directed by Brian
the CIA at the height of the Cold War. Skarsgård, Jessica Chastain, Finn Wolfhard. Kirk.
• Sept. 28: “Das Kabinett des Dr. Caligari/The Directed by Andy Muschietti.
Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” (Germany). • Edie (Music Box) — Sheila Hancock, Kevin
Considered the quintessential work of German Guthrie. Directed by Simon Hunter. DVD/Blu-ray Releases
Expressionist Cinema, this silent film tells the • Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice Sept. 3:
story of an insane hypnotist who uses a som- (Greenwich) — Documentary. Directed by • X-Men: Dark Phoenix. PG-13
• Ma. R
• Men in Black: International. PG-13
• Booksmart. R
Sept. 10:
• Aladdin. PG
• The Dead Don’t Die. R
• John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum. R
Sept. 17:
• X-Men: Dark Phoenix. PG-13
Sept. 24:
• Shaft. R

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El Paso Locomotive FC — El Paso’s pro- UTEP Football — The Miners hosts to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at La Viña Winery,
fessional soccer team’s home games are at Louisiana Tech at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M.
Southwest University Park. Individual tickets:
$5 to $49. Information: 235-GOAL, eplocomo- Game time is 7:30 p.m.
OCTOBER Sun Bowl Stadium. Tickets: $10-$28.
Information: 544-5234 or
Information: 247-6057,

EPCC Fall Festival — Thursday, Oct. 31,

• Wednesday, Oct. 2: Fresno FC ‘Howl-O-Wine’ Dog Walk — Pets Alive El at Valle Verde campus’s Americana Language
• Thursday, Oct. 10: Austin Bold FC
• Tuesday, Oct. 15: Portland Timbers 2, 7 p.m.
PREVIEW Paso will host its 15th annual fall dog walk noon Village, 919 Hunter. Information: 831-2096.

Rocking the Rez Pow Wow — Ysleta del

Sur Pueblo’s 10th annual pow wow is 11 a.m.
to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5-6, at
Pakitu Community Park, 11200 Santos Sanchez,
with various tribes from across the nation,
food, drinks, dress contest, drum contest,
singing, dances, Native American art and more.
Admission is free. Information: 859-7700, 860-
7777 or on Facebook at rockingtherez.
Aspenfest — The Village of Ruidoso’s cele-
bration of fall colors is Saturday and Sunday,
Oct. 5-6. Events include a chili cook-off, arts
and crafts fair, street vendors, Aspenfest Complex. Gates open at 5 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m.
Parade and vintage car show. Information: Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday. Information:
Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce: (575)
257-7395 or
Ladies Fall Craft Fair — The fundraiser for
New Mexico Fall Festival — 11 a.m. to 7 Daughters of the Nile, Ladies Oriental Shrine
p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5-6, at the and Social Order of the Beauceants is Saturday
Mesilla Valley Maze, 3855 W. Picacho in Las and Sunday, Oct. 12-13, at El Maida Shrine
Cruces, with live music, contests, and family Auditorium, 6331 Alabama. Information:
activities. Maze admission: $1-$12. Information: Rosemary Alsworth, (575) 496-9878.
(575) 526-1919 or
UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners will
Southern New Mexico Pride host an exhibition game against Texas Tech at 7
Celebration — The annual gay pride event is p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Don Haskins
5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Plaza De Las Center. Tickets: $10. Information: 747-5234.
Cruces. Information:
Mount Cristo Rey: Hike Through Time
UTEP Volleyball — Home games are at — A hike with presentations on Mount Cristo
Memorial Gym. Friday games are 6 p.m. Rey and local history begins at 8 a.m. Sunday,
Sunday games are 1 p.m. Ticket information: Oct. 13. 5 miles round trip (2-3 hours). Cost:
747-6150 or $3 ($2 for children) donation for the Mt. Cristo
• Sunday, Oct. 6: UTSA (Don Haskins Center) Restoration Committee. Information: 542-
• Friday, Oct. 11: UAB 1422. No reservation is required.
• Sunday, Oct. 13: LA Tech, noon
• Friday, Oct. 25: Marshall ‘Diamonds in the Rough’ Baseball
Symposium — The symposium celebrating
UTEP Women’s Soccer — Home games the legacy of the sport of baseball to the
are at UTEP’s University Field. Ticket informa- Southwest is Oct. 18-20 at Fort Bayard
tion: 747-6150 or National Historic Landmark, six miles east of
• Thursday, Oct. 10: WKU, 7 p.m. Silver City, N.M. off U.S. 180. Information:
• Thursday, Oct. 17: LA Tech, 7 p.m. (575) 388-4862. Full schedule at
• Sunday, Oct. 20: Southern Miss, Noon
El Paso Wine Fest — Rotary Club’s 7th
Family Meal — Ardovino’s Desert Crossing annual fundraising festival is 1 to 5 p.m.
in Sunland Park hosts a special collaborative Saturday, Oct. 19, in Downtown El Paso,
benefit dinner 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, across from San Jacinto Plaza. Tickets: $100;
benefiting Annunciation House. Tickets: $225. age 21 and older only. Information: 833-6616,
Tickets: Information:
(575)589-0653 or
Hueco Tanks Interpretive Fair — The
Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium — 25th annual Interpretive Fair is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cowboy poets, musicians, craftsmen and to Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20, at Hueco
chuckwagon cooks meet for the 30th annual Tanks State Historic Site. Admission is free.
symposium Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 10- Information: 857-1135 or
13, at Ruidoso Downs Race Track, Ruidoso
Downs, N.M. Tickets, information: (575) 378- Running of the Bulls 5K — 3rd annual 5K
4140 or run/walk inspired by the craziness in Pamplona
is 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, through the streets
Chinati Weekend — The Marfa, Texas art of Downtown El Paso. Suitable for all ages and
center’s weekend celebration of arts is Friday
fitness levels. Registration: raceadventuresun-
through Sunday, Oct. 11-13, with tours of the or
permanent exhibits and other special events.
Admission is free to most events. Information: El Paso Rhinos -The Junior League ice hock-
(432) 729-4362 or ey team’s home games begin Oct. 25-27 at 7
p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday
Boarder City Game Convention — The against the Pueblo Bulls at El Paso County
3rd annual tabletop gaming convention is Friday
Coliseum Events Center. Tickets: $5-$30.
through Sunday, Oct. 11-13, at Nations Tobin
Information: 479-7825 or
Rec Center, 8831 Railroad. Information: board- or on Facebook. New Mexico Pumpkin Festival — The
10th annual festival is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Las Cruces Country Music Festival — Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26-27, at the
Ronnie Milsap, Gretchen Wilson, Frank Ray and
Mesilla Valley Maze, 3855 W. Picacho, Las
Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy are among the
Cruces. Admission: $10-$12. Information: (575)
headliners for the 7th annual festival Friday
526-1919 or
through Sunday, Oct. 11-13, at Hadley Sports

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vil literally invaded our city Aug. Advertiser Index
3 when a deranged, deluded
young man drove 600 miles Alma Calderon 9 Furrs Family Dining 26 Reidsan 33
across Texas to gun down dozens of Ardovino’s Desert Crossing 22 Gila Conservation Coalition 14 Rio Grande Cancer Fndtn 6
Walmart shoppers, killing 22 of them.
Our city overwhelmingly rallied in Ardovino’s Pizza 11 Hacienda de Mesilla 7 Krystyna Robbins 21
support of the families of those killed, Around and About Tours 10 Hal Marcus Gallery 23 Roman Art Design 14
and those wounded and traumatized by
the attack. Financial donations poured
ATMAS Healing 25 Hans Martial Arts 8 Shakespeare on the Rocks 7

in. One widower appealed for people to • We often respond by treating evil as an
individual act and ignoring broader
Autumn Art Fest 13 Fajitas and Margaritas 27 Silver City Red Dot Tour 18
attend his wife’s funeral because she had
no family here, and thousands came. A forces. An extreme example is blaming Azar Nut Shop 18 La Union Maze 20 Simple Solutions 17

local FBI agent, who had investigated World War II and the Holocaust solely Baskin Robbins 3 Las Artistas 21 St Luke’s Country Fair 13
many mass shootings, remarked about on Adolf Hitler. But Hitler came to
the turnout: “I’ve never seen the show of power in a society entrenched in nation- Beauty Solutions 25 Leo’s Mexican Food 16 Sunland Park Racetrack 2

support like I am seeing here today.” alism and anti-Semitism. Blue Man Group 33 Magic Morning Market 20 The Cleaners 11
Despite such outpourings of aid and Overall, we’ve done well in El Paso
comfort, most of us remain at a loss to Walmart by not focusing solely on the Books Are Gems 32 Magoffin Home St. Hist Site 27 Unity Bookstore 31

make any sense of this massacre. shooter. We’ve acknowledged the vari- Bruce’s Air 26 Mar Caribe 2 35 UTEP Athletics 16
Dealing with the why of tragedy has ous evil forces that contributed to these
killings, including the irrational hatred
Cattleman's 28 Marie Otero 8 Vanities 36
always been a challenge for people of
faith. Jesus himself was asked about two of immigrants that has spread through- CBD Whole Health 17 The Marketplace 35 Village Inn 30

major tragedies involving mass deaths in out the country.

Nevertheless, there are those who sim-
Ceci Burgos Counseling 21 Mesilla Book Center 31 Walgreens 33
Luke 13. We don’t know much about
these stories: One involved Pontius ply point at the accused killer as mental- Collectibles 18 Mind-Body Conference 5 Western Traders 20

Pilate, who ordered Roman soldiers to ly ill, and ignore the powder keg of DNERO 5 Mission Del Rey 7
kill some Galileans, perhaps suspected socially and politically endorsed hatred
of insurrection, while they were offering that needed that person’s lit match. Eckankar 14 Moto El Paso 17 PERFORMING ARTS GUIDE

sacrifices at the temple. Another was the • We often have the reverse tendency of El Paso Art Association 12 Mustard Seed Café 32 Broadway in El Paso 16
collapse of the Tower of Siloam, which ancient Jews. Instead of assuming the
worst about the victims, we turn them
El Paso Ballet Theatre 21 Nayda’s Gems & Stones 12 EP Chopin Piano Festival 7
killed 18 people.
In the Jewish way of thinking at that into saints. Victims become heroes for EPCC 31 Parade of Homes 17 El Paso Live 2

time, it was assumed that such calami- no other reason than how they died. The
fact remains that these were people just
El Paso Symphony 3 Paseo Christian Church 29 El Paso Opera 3
ties could only befall ill-fated people,
since their view of God presumed He like the rest of us, with virtues and vices Escamilla Gallery 2 PhiDev Inc 34 El Paso Pro-Musica 6

would protect faithful, righteous people. like everyone else. Fajitas and Margaritas 27 Pranic Healing 6 El Paso Symphony 15
Jesus immediately rejected that idea: Jesus makes that point in Luke 13. The
“Do you think they were more guilty victims of the tragedies were not to Fort Bayard 6 Precision Prosthetics 10 Flickinger Center 9

than all the others living in Jerusalem? I blame. But death awaits all of us, he Fountain Theatre 31 PTEP 24 KTEP 5
tell you, no!“ (Luke 13:4-5). adds. Without repentance and faith, there
is no hope of anything beyond death.
Fox Plaza 5 Radford School 15 UTEP Theatre 9
In today’s world, no rational person
would suggest the victims are to blame
Randy Limbird is editor of
in cases like this. Yet our human nature
El Paso Scene. Comments?
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