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Your monthly guide to community
entertainment, recreation & culture

El Paso’s Sun Bowl

for 2019 is grrreat!
The nation’s second oldest
bowl game takes on a new
look and name this year,
but remains this city’s best-
known event along with
other Sun Bowl traditions,
including the art exhibit
and parade.
— Page 21

Sculptures offer
world of their own
Celebrating Our Mountains Artist Ho Baron draws on a
lifetime of travel and his
Victor Mireles won the El Paso Scene Cover Award
in this year’s Celebration of Our Mountains exhibit imagination to create
at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing for his “Gunsight” works that have become
painting that ran on the August cover of the Scene. an El Paso landmark.
Here are some of his other works capturing the — Page 30
beauty of our region: Above, “Mt. Cristo Rey”; left,
“Rock” and below, “Franklin Sunset.”
Over 700 things
to do, places
to go in this

month’s issue!


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November 23 & 24, 2019 Epic Railyard Event Center 2201 E. Mills Ave, El Paso Tx.
Page 2 El Paso Scene November 2019
ments, holiday cookie and more. Tickets: $30. rides, petting zoo, mechanical bull riding, obsta-
Elf’s Lodge is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, cle course, live music, country and banda danc-

Nov. 3, with an afternoon of football and food, ing, performances, giveaways, prizes and more.
november 2019 and an auction. Tickets: $20.
El Paso’s Corn Maze — The 10-acre
Admission is free; food and drink available for
sale. Information: 533-0113, ext. 27.
Proceeds benefit Serna Ranch Youth
ROUNDUP medieval maze and pumpkin patch is open 1 to
6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2-3 at 1100
Old Hueco Tanks Road. Admission: $10.95;
Leadership programs for at-risk kids, Perfect
Harmony Horse Rescue and local 4H clubs. Roundup 3-11
$9.95 military/teacher with ID; $8.95 age 3-11; ‘Border Tuner’— Award-winning visual and Behind the Scene 4
free for ages 2 and younger. Information: 213- multi-media artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer pres- Scene Spotlight 4
4386, or on Facebook. ents his latest installation, “Border Tuner” Here’s the Ticket 12-14
Program Notes
Nov. 14-24 in El Paso and Juárez. Organized
La Union Maze — The 12-acre cornfield 16-17
by UTEP’s Rubin Center, El Paso Community
maze is open through Nov. 3 at 1101
Foundation and Fundación Comunitaria de la Dance 16
Highway 28 in La Union, N.M. Hours are 5 to
Frontera Norte. Information: Music 15
10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday,
and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $12 ($10 mil-
This interactive light and sound installation Sports 18-20
itary; $7 seniors 65-75); $6 for ages 2-5 ($5
features three stations on either of side of the El Paso FishNet 20
border: Parque Chamizal in Juárez and the
military). Free for age two and seniors over 75.
parking lots of Bowie High School in El Paso.
Tickets in advance at
The stations control 18 of the most powerful Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl 21-23
Information: 549-1323 or
searchlight beams in the world. History Lessons 23
Closing weekend events include the annual
‘A Christmas Fair’ — The Junior League of Pumpkin Smash three times daily Saturday and
When lights from either of the two sites are Nature 24-25
El Paso’s 46th annual holiday shopping fair is Sunday, Nov. 2-3, with fireworks Saturday.
directed at each other, powerful bridges of At the Museum 26-27
light and sound are created – activating micro-
Friday through Sunday, Nov. 1-3, at the El The annual Bring Your Dog to the Maze is 11
phones and speakers – allowing participants to Southwest Art Scene 28-29
Paso Convention Center. Hours are 10 a.m. to
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6
a.m. 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. Dogs must be on
communicate with one another and creating a Gallery Talk 30-31
Viva Juárez 31
leash and owners must bring shot records and
p.m. Sunday. Ticket: $10 ($9 seniors, military, cross-border connection and communication.
pet cleanup baggies.
children 6-12; free for children under six). For the first 30 minutes each evening, Border Taking a Look Back 32
Two-day tickets are $15. Information: 584- The Original Great American Riot — Tuner will feature themed programming. The
Keep on Bookin' 32-33
The Rockabilly and Kustum Kulture event is public may participate by using the tuning sta-
3511 or
noon to midnight Saturday, Nov. 9, at Sunland tions from either side of the border to engage On Stage 33-34
A sneak peek is 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, Nov.
1, at the Convention Center, with first access Park Racetrack and Casino. Live music with in conversations, which can be heard at bor- Stage Talk 34
to merchants, and refreshments. Tickets: $30. Pissing Razors, The Rockets, Ian Rosewood, The public can also participate via Film Scene 35-36
Santa’s Sweet Shop is 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday The Damien Isaac Band, Ian Rosewood, and SMS voice messages. Liner Notes 35
and Sunday, Nov. 2-3, with kids’ gingerbread Broken Dime Band. Food trucks, art vendors,
Bourbon and Whiskey at the Park — December preview 37-38
house building, treats, and breakfast. Cost: $30; cars, and pin-up contest. General admission:
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino hosts the
$15 per extra child. $23 (eventbrite). Information on Facebook.
evening of food and premium bourbon whiskey Scene Distribution 36
Holiday Bootcamp is 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday,
Starr Country Fair — The fall country fair and scotch sampling, 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Advertiser Index 38
Nov. 2, at the Convention Center. Learn to
is noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Starr Subscription Form 38
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Christmas Fair, La Artistas and PBS Kids othing else defines El Paso better
Fiesta events. Page 16. than the annual Sun Bowl. Once a
The annual Hippie Holidaze Open House is year we invite the entire nation to
Dec. 14-15. watch us live on television, and most of
the time, we live up to the name Sun
‘The Planets’ — El Paso Symphony Bowl, offering warm temperatures under
Orchestra performs selections from Holst’s clear skies.
“The Planets” and other works Nov. 15-16 Now known as the Tony the Tiger Sun
Scene Spotlight highlights events at the Plaza Theatre. Page 7. Bowl, the football game and all its related
advertised in this issue. events are a source of pride to all El
Pasoans. The combined success is a story
‘My Sister In This House’ — The Forum

worth telling, which is why we chose that

Theatre at El Paso Community College pres-
NJCAA Half Marathon Championships
as our feature story this month. Consider
ents the play by Wendy Kesselman Nov. 15-
— The 19th annual Men’s and Women’s
these facts: The Sun Bowl is the nation’s
24, at the Transmountain Forum Theatre,
championships, presented by El Paso Sports
second oldest bowl game, and it’s been
directed by Ted Karber, Jr. Page 29.
Commission and hosted by El Paso
Community College, are Nov. 23 at Tommy Walker Ministries — The benefit televised on CBS for more than half a
Ascarate Park. Page 40. concert of Charlie’s Lunch Ministries is Nov. century. Our annual parade is just slightly Desert Crossing. One painting was leaning
16 at Jesus Chapel. Page 8. younger than the football game, and still against a wall that had not been hung yet,
El Paso Live events — Page 2.
ranks as the city’s best-attended event. but it jumped out at me as a clear winner
The WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl for the El Paso Scene Cover Award. No
Plaza Theatre: Las Artistas — The 50th annual arts show
Invitational is in its 58th year. The Sun wonder. I had run that same painting on
• Nov. 8: Christian Nodal is Nov. 23-24 at Epic Railyard Event Center.
Bowl Marathon College All-America the August cover.
• Nov. 19-20: Blue Man Group: Page 2.
Thanksgiving Buffet — The Thanksgiving Golf Classic dates back to 1974, and has What happened was that I had noticed
• Nov. 27: La Arrolladora feast is Nov. 28, at Ventanas at Sunland Park introduced El Pasoans to such golfers as another painting by Victor Mireles at last
• Nov. 29: Chris D’Elia Racetrack and Casino. Page 37. Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan year’s Celebration exhibit, and Victor
Abraham Chavez: Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Rickie emailed me some newer works to consid-
• Nov. 8: Peppa Pig’s Adventure Ardovino’s Holiday Market — The 15th
Fowler. er. That’s how his “Gunsight” painting of
• Nov. 21: Newsboys United annual market featuring more than 100 arti-
Art lovers can also take pride in the Sun the Franklin Mountains ended up on the
Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino —
sans is Nov. 30-Dec. 1, at Ardovino’s
Bowl name. The Sun Bowl Art Exhibit August 2019 cover. Then he entered
November live music and special events.
Desert Crossing in Sunland Park. Page 27.
began in 1949 and is still one of the two “Gunsight” in this year’s exhibit. I had
Page 5. Trans-Siberian Orchestra — The orches- biggest juried art shows in the region. not seen the original painting before, just
• Nov. 15: Juan Gabriel & Rocío Dúrcal trib- tra’s all-new “Christmas Eve and Other So it doesn’t matter which brand attach- the digital image he sent me. When I saw
ute Stories” concert is Dec. 4 in the Don es its name to the Sun Bowl, the Sun the actual painting, it impressed me so
• Nov. 16: Bourbon & Whiskey At the Park Haskins Center. Page 28. Bowl’s name itself is its own brand that much that I did not realize it had just run
• Nov. 30: Anything Box carries a reputation for success unparal- on the Scene cover.
Luminarias by the Lake — Thousands of leled by any other. The good news is that Victor has plenty
Escamilla Gallery — The gallery will take luminarias will line the gardens and wetlands On a personal note, I always root for of other great paintings to share, as this
part in A Christmas Fair Nov. 1-3 at El Paso of Keystone Heritage Park Dec. 6-7 with Stanford to have a good but not too good month’s cover proves.
Convention Center. Page 13. musical entertainment and refreshments. season so that they can come to the Sun Victor himself is quite a story. He grew
Page 35. Bowl. The Cardinal has come here two of working in his father’s printing business,
the past three years, winning by one point worked with famed book designer Carl
‘Deck the Walls’ — El Paso Art

over Pitt last year and two points over

‘The Nutcracker’ — El Paso Ballet
Hertzog at UTEP where he also studied
Association’s members exhibit and small

North Carolina. I may be the only person

Theatre, with the Ballet Theatre
fine art under Dr. Robert Massey. Victor
works show is opens Nov. 1, at the

who has attended consecutive Stanford

International Orchestra, host its annual per-
went on to serve as creative director at
Crossland Gallery, featuring works by 41
victories in the Rose Bowl (1971-1972)
formance of the holiday classic Dec. 6-8 at
Helen of Troy and Conair/Cuisinarts, and
artists. Page 25.
and in the Sun Bowl (2016 and 2018).
UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Page 6.
started his own design company, Mireles
The gallery’s Holiday Happening event is

Creative, in 1993.
Nov. 16.
Southern New Mexico ***
Dia de Los Muertos — La Mujer Obrera’s Since the previous paragraph already His proudest achievement, he says, was
annual Dia de Los Muertos celebration is HomeGrown: A New Mexico Food Show gave away a clue about my age, I will designing the El Paso Holocaust Museum
Nov. 2 at Café Mayapan, with live perform- and Gift Market — The annual show fea- confess to having more and more “senior & Study Center in downtown El Paso,
ances, altars, and regional food. Page 6. turing food and wine products from through- moments.” A recent example was when I which allowed him to use all his talents
out New Mexico is Nov. 23-24, at New was asked to judge the Celebration of “with a vision to help educate visitors on
Our Mountains Art Exhibit at Ardovino’s the lessons of the Holocaust.”
Magic Morning Market — The monthly
Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in
market featuring vendors, music and more is
Las Cruces. Page 19.
the first Saturday of the month (Nov. 2 and

November 2019
Dec. 7) at The Marketplace a Placita Santa Flickinger Center for Performing Arts —
Fe. A Christmas Open House is Nov. 7. The performing arts center in Alamogordo Randy Limbird
presents its Premier Series events. Page 15. Editor and Publisher
El Paso Scene is published by Cristo
Pages 16 and 23.
Rey Communications as a monthly guide
• Nov. 23: hONEyhoUSe (915) 542-1422 or (915) 328-4110
Eckankar events — Eckankar: The Path to
Spiritual Freedom hosts a Light and Sound
• Dec. 17: A Christmas Carol
to entertainment, recreation and culture Albert Martinez
Service Nov. 2, and a Spiritual Book discus-
• Jan. 16: Ballet Folklórico National de in the El Paso area. Copies are provided Circulation Director
sion Nov. 16 at Richard Burges Library.
México de Silvia Lozano. free at selected locations. Subscriptions & Ad Director Emeritus
Page 25. ‘Desert Triangle: Print Carpeta’ — The are $10 a year, sent by 3rd class mail. (915) 920-7244
serigraph and relief print exhibit runs Nov. Circulation: 40,000 copies. Lisa Kay Tate
Magoffin Home State Historic Site
Deadline for news for the
1-Jan. 4 at Las Cruces Museum of Art, with News Editor
events: Page 12. artists primarily from El Paso, Albuquerque
December issue is Nov. 18
• Nov. 2: Cooking Class (apple bread and
and Tucson. Page 22.
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Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club. State Veterans’ Home in Truth or El Paso Scene
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• Nov. 21: Make-A-Thing (holiday journal) Consequences. Page 18. P. O. Box 13615
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Lighted Christmas Parade — Silver City Randy Friedman, Leo Marquez
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Carol Viescas, Brian Chozick,
Sunland Park Mall with live music, food Page 14. Myrna Zanetell, John McVey Middagh
trucks, petting zoo, and more. Page 9. Jay Duncan
Fountain Theatre — Mesilla Valley Film
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Nov 14: “20/20 Visionary” with works by 20 Mesilla shows independent, art, foreign and Visit El Paso Scene Online at
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November Roundup Epic Railyard Event Center, 2201 E Mills, with
more than 90 artists and craftspeople, and art
Cont’d from Page 3
students from El Paso and around the country. HAPPENING AT THE PARK
Cost: $5; free for age 17 and younger.
Nov. 16, with more than 50 premium tequila
Information: 319-4541 or
brands and frozen margaritas available for sam-
pling. Admission is free; $20 for 10 sample tick- Oscar Leeser’s Hyundai of El Paso Sun
ets; must be 21 or older to participate Bowl Parade — The 83rd annual Sun Bowl
Information: 1-800-572-1142, sunland- Parade is 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28 or on Facebook. (Thanksgiving Day), at Montana and Ochoa and
Live music by Dusty Low, Damian Wyldes, proceeds east three miles to Copia.
Brian Mars and Redemption Rock. This year’s theme is “Bobble Heads on
Parade.” Review stand tickets (near First
Scorpion-Con — The comic and games con- Baptist Church, 805 Montana) are $10; avail-
vention is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16,
able at Circle K stores, FirstLight Credit Union
at Horizon High School, with gaming competi-
branches and the Sun Bowl Office. Information:
tion, food trucks, and a cosplay contest.
533-4416, ext. 207, or
Information: or on
Facebook at scorpioncon. Lights on the Lake — The 5th annual
Lighting Ceremony is 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday,
T.Rex Planet — The “Dinosaurs Come to Nov. 30, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta, with a
Life” event is Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 16-
Jingle Bell Jog, music, food trucks and entertain-
17, at El Paso County Coliseum. T. Rex Planet
offers a range of family activities, with lifelike
ment, photos with Santa, organizational booths
and the Winter wonderland Fun Zone.
animatronic dinosaurs and static exhibits, a 5PM–10PM
Admission is free. Information: 771-2380 or on
“dinosaur band” and more. Tickets available at
Facebook at epcountyparks. or at the door.
Alpine Artwalk — Alpine, Texas’s 26th Día de los Muertos
annual Gallery Night events honoring dozens of
Big Bend artists is Friday and Saturday, Nov. Concordia Día de Los Muertos —
22-23, at more than two dozen Alpine studios Concordia Heritage Association and Paso Del BOURBON & WHISKEY
and galleries. Most locations open 10 a.m. to Norte Paranormal Society celebrate Day of the
10 p.m. both days. Silent auction and open-air Dead Saturday, Nov. 2, at Concordia $20 FOR 10 SAMPLE TICKETS
food and art market at Kishmish Plaza. Cemetery, 3700 E. Yandell. Gates open at 2
Admission is free. Information: Kiowa Gallery, p.m. Tickets: $5; free for age 5 and younger.
(432) 837-3067 or Information: 497-1126, 591-2326 or on
The Artwalk Art Car Parade is noon Saturday Facebook at diadelosmuertosfestivalelpaso.
down Holland Ave.
Día de los Muertos ‘Que Florezca la
Celebration of Lights — The annual Vida’ — La Mujer Obrera Café Mayapan,
parade and lighting of San Jacinto Plaza is 2000 Texas, hosts its 22nd annual Day of the
Saturday, Nov. 23, as the official kickoff for El Dead 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, featuring SAMPLING IN THE TURF CLUB AND FRANKLIN’S LOUNGE
Paso WinterFest, with live entertainment and Danza Azteca, Danza Azteca Tlaneztica,
family activities throughout the day. Tereso Contreras, Churuhui and Ballet
Information: Folklorico Paso del Norte, Ceiba, and Los
The traditional lighting of San Jacinto Plaza is Actores as well as a Catrina Contest and
at 5:55 p.m. and the “Scherr Legate Presents Calavera Poetry Open Mic (verses or poems
Celebration of Lights Parade” begins at 6:05 written as obituaries for the living, often per-
p.m. on Texas Street, with more than 60 formed as political satire). Admission is free.
attractions and walking groups. Information: 217-1126, or on
The Plaza will be filled with more than Facebook at mujerobrera.
400,000 mini-lights, along with a 30-foot tree
EPMA’s Día de los Muertos — The Day
filled with holiday decorations.
of the Dead celebration’s parade, “Aleebrijes,”
The skating rink opens noon to 8 p.m. Cost:
is 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in Downtown El
$8 ($7 military; $5 age 5 and younger).
Paso, presented by the El Paso Museum of Art.
Spectator admission is free. Regular ice skating
Alebrijes are based on the work of artist Pedro
hours are 4 to 9 p.m. Monday through
Linares who created the fantastic mythical
Wednesday, 4 to 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday,
noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m.
creatures in Mexico. Every alebrije is unique
and EPMA will unveil its regionally inspired
Sunday, through Jan. 5. Special holiday hours to
be announced. Fiesta Fridays are 7 to 9 p.m.
monumental mythical creatures. Attendees are JUAN GABRIEL &
encouraged to wear Day of the Dead or alebri-
every Friday with live music.
Other activities include Holiday Downtown
je costumes and calavera masks. Admission is ROCÍO DÚRCAL (TRIBUTE)
free. Information: 212-3068 or
Art & Farmers Market 2 to 4 p.m.; Winter – AARON PALACIOS & LUSY MEDINA
Snowflakes making at Museum of Art 4 to 5
The event also features works by Mexico City
p.m.; and a WinterFest celebration at the Main
artist collective, Colectivo Ultima Hora, who
Library at 4:30 p.m.
created the larger-than-life marionettes from NOVEMBER 30
German Advents-Bazaar — The annual last year, Calaveras, ofrendas, catrinas, music,
arts and crafts festival is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. art-making and more at the museum. ANYTHING BOX
Saturday, Nov. 23, at Building 747 on Carter Fab Lab El Paso 601 N. Oregon St. Suite 2,
Road, Fort Bliss. Admission is free. Information: hosts a workshop on making laser cut paper
201-5939 or masks 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. Cost: $20;
Handmade products range from decorations, includes supplies (sign up in advance).
handmade greeting cards and quilts to wood- Information: 209-2656, or on
craft products. German bratwurst, smoked fish, Facebook.
waffles and Christmas stollen, German beer
and Glühwein, German coffee, cakes, pastries Veterans Day
and cookies will also be sold.
‘A Salute to Veterans’ — War Eagles Air
All proceeds go towards social projects on
Museum, 8012 Airport Road at Doña Ana
both sides of the border.
County Airport, Santa Teresa, and EAA
Las Artistas — Las Artistas 50th annual Art Chapter 157 presents a tribute to Bob Hope
and Craft Show is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday I-10 to sunland park exit
and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23-24,
Please see Page 6

November 2019 El Paso Scene Page 5

November Roundup The annual ‘Run For the Wall’ motorcycle run
begins at 9 a.m.
Cont’d from Page 5
Mesilla Veterans Day — A ceremony
and “Radio Stars of the 1940’s,” Saturday, Nov. honoring the town’s veterans is 11 a.m. to
9, featuring Church Carson as the Announcer noon Monday, Nov. 11, at Parque de los
in tributes to Jack Benny, Red Skelton and Veteranos, Avenida de Mesilla and Calle del
Jimmy Durante. Social hour with coffee and Norte in Mesilla. Information: (575) 524-3262,
dessert begins at 7 p.m. with performance at 8 ext. 116.
p.m. Tickets: $75. Proceeds benefit the muse-
um and EAA’s Scholarship Fund. Information:
(575) 589-2000 or war-eagles-air-
Southern New Mexico Southern NM Cannabis Expo — Weekly
Alibi hosts Southern New Mexico’s “premiere
Freedom Fest — Freedom Crossing at Fort
B2B convention supporting the economic
Bliss, 1611 Haan Road, hosts its 4th annual
impact of industrial hemp on cannabis” noon to
Veterans Day weekend carnival at 2 to 9 p.m.
5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Las Cruces
Saturday and 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9-10,
Convention Center, 680 E. Universit. Tickets:
with live bands, small carnival rides and per-
$10 at the door; $5 with medical cannabis card.
formers, games, lucha libre, live artists, pony
rides, beer, food, and a fortune teller.
Fireworks finale both days. Admission is free; Renaissance Artsfaire — The 48th annual
the public is welcome. Information: freedom- event, sponsored by the Doña Ana Arts or on Facebook. Council, is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2-3, at Young
San Elizario Veterans Day Celebration
Park, Walnut and Lohman in Las Cruces.
— San Elizario Genealogy and Historical
Information: (575) 523-6403 or
Society hosts the 23rd annual patriotic celebra-
Jousting on horseback from Order of Epona is
tion, with a parade beginning at 9 a.m.
at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Royal procession led by
Saturday, Nov. 9, at the corner of Socorro and
Queen Sherrie begins at 1 p.m. both days.
Thompson Road and going to Veterans
Admission: $10; free for age 12 and younger.
Memorial Plaza in front of San Elceario Chapel.
No pets except service animals. VIP passes are
Grand Marshal to be announced. Information:
$80 with one-day all-access for two adults.
383-8529, or sanel-
Free “Royal Carriage” Shuttle departs from
the southwest parking lot of the Mesilla Valley
A Veterans Celebration begins at 10:30 a.m. A
Mall starting at 9 a.m.
Candle Lighting Ceremony, POW-MIA Table
Ceremony and Flag Folding Ceremony will be Christmas Jubilee — The 32nd annual
observed, and five veterans with ties to San Ruidoso shopping extravaganza is Friday
Elizario will be honored. through Sunday, Nov. 8-10, at the Ruidoso
There will be food vendors and several organ- Convention Center. Hours are noon to 5 p.m.
izations and businesses providing information. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Sunday. Pictures with Santa and kids’
Veteran’s Celebration and auction —
crafts 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.
International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana,
to 3 p.m. Sunday. Hosted by the Ruidoso Valley
will host a fundraising auction to benefit the
Greeters. Admission: $2 (free for active military
Soldiers Art Workshop Program 1 to 5 p.m.
and children under 12). Information: (575) 808-
Saturday, Nov. 9. Art pieces to be auctioned
8052, or on
have been painted on ceramic tiles and were
Facebook at Ruidoso Christmas Jubilee.
contributed by local artists. A raffle drawing for
a painting by El Paso artist and workshop col- National Christmas Tree Whistle Stop
laborator Krystyna Robbins is also planned. — Join Santa and Smokey Bear in welcoming
Ticket information: 543-6747, internationalmu- the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to town on its or on Facebook. way to Washington D.C. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
The Soldier Art Workshop exhibit, featuring Thursday, Nov. 14, at US Forest Service Black
more than 60 works created by active duty sol- Range Office, 1804 N. Date Street, in Truth or
diers, veterans and military youth from Fort Consequences, with kids activities ornament
Bliss, will be on display Nov. 9-30. making, food drive, toy drive, bake sale.
Christmas tree cutting permits available at the
Veterans Day Parades — Veterans Day is
event. Information: Mo McElroy (707)490-5079
Monday, Nov. 11. Local celebrations are also
planned for Saturday and Sunday.
The Carson National Forest in northern New
• San Elizario Veterans Day Parade begins at 9
Mexico will provide the 2019 tree.
a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the corner of
Socorro and Thompson Road and going to HomeGrown — The 6th annual New
Veterans Memorial Plaza in front of San Mexico Food Show and Gift Market is 9 a.m. to
Elceario Chapel. Information: 383-8529 or 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23-24, at the NM Farm & Ranch
• The Las Cruces Veterans Day Parade is 11 Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs, Las
a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, along Water and Main Cruces, with more than 70 vendors.
Street. Information: Admission: $5 per vehicle; first 100 vehicles
• The annual Northeast Veterans Parade is 10 each day receive a free burlap shopping bag.
a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at Stahala and Hondo Information: (575) 522-4100 or nmfarman-
Pass and ending at Old Glory Memorial at
Diana and Gateway North for ceremony at 11 Award-winning salsas are featured, as well as
a.m. Information: 744-8432 or 216-9031. wine, pies, cookies, sauces, jams, honey, jerky,
pecans, pistachios, gift baskets and more. Food
Veterans’ Day Car Show — The annual
trucks on site, and the Red Hot Chile Contest
car show is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9,
will be held.
at the Veterans Center, 992 S. Broadway,
NMDA’s Chef Ambassadors John Hartley and
Truth or Consequences, N.M. Antique and
Rocky Durham will demonstrate various
classic vehicles will be on display along with a
recipes (using products sold by vendors) at 11
swap meet and concessions. Onsite entry fee
a.m., noon, and 1 and 2 p.m. each day.
for participants $30 on site. Spectator admis-
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Information: 585-9296.
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Jesus Chapel Craft Fair — Jesus Chapel
Christmas in Cloudcroft — The School, 10200 Album, hosts its craft fair 9 a.m.
Sacramento Mountain community’s holiday sea- to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, with vendors,
son events include: food, games and family entertainment.
• Santa Land, presented by Cloudcroft Light Information: 593-1153 or
Opera Company and Kiwanis Club is 4:30 p.m.
The Marketplace Christmas Open
Saturday, Nov. 23, in Zenith Park behind the
House — 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at
Chamber of Commerce. Santa and Mrs. Claus
Placita Santa Fe, 5034 Doniphan. Live music by
arrive at the Cloudcroft Pavilion at 5 p.m. with
The Sullivan Brothers. Artists on site.
and cookies, hot chocolate and cider, bonfire
Information: 585-9296.
marshmallow roasting, games, holiday lights
and vendors. Admission is free. Holly Day House — The Artists of Picacho
• Cloudcroft Christmas Market is 1 to 6 p.m. Hills host a holiday shopping event 9 a.m. to 5
Friday end 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29- p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8-9, at Saint
30 at the Cloudcroft High School Commons, Paul’s Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 225
featuring items from 20 area stores. West Griggs, Las Cruces. Information: 575-
Information: (575) 682-2733 or 1-886-874- 523-1740 or
4447 or
Native American Market — The 7th
Christmas on the Pecos — The boat tour annual event is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and
along the Pecos River runs Nov. 29-Dec. 31 in 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9-10, on the
Carlsbad, N.M. The 26th annual event show- historic Mesilla Plaza,, with Native American
cases the winter wonderland of more than 100 dancers, fry bread and Indian tacos, and Native
festively decorated houses. Twelve to 15 tours American crafts. Information:
offered nightly 5:30 to 9:45 p.m.; ticket office
Queen of Peace Arts and Crafts
opens at 4:30 p.m. The 40-minute tours depart
Festival — Queen of Peace Catholic Church,
from Pecos River Village Conference Center,
1551 Belvidere, hosts its bazaar noon to 7 p.m.
711 Muscatel. The village includes a gallery full
Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9-
of Southwestern gifts and refreshments and
10. Information: 584-5817 or
holiday lights. Ticket are $15 Sunday through
Thursday and $20 Friday and Saturday; $10 and Artist’s Holiday Sale — Seven Las Cruces
$15 for ages 5-12 (4 and younger free with lap artists will host a sale 2 to 7 p.m. Friday and 10
pass). Tickets should be purchased in advance. a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15-16, at Las
Information: (575) 628-0952; Carlsbad Cruces Clay and Studio, 614 E Lohman.
Chamber of Commerce at (575) 887-6516, Information: (575) 800 5971. or on Facebook.
Holiday Open House Bazaar — Patou
Silver City Lighted Christmas Parade Velvet’s annual bazaar and gift sale is 10 a.m. to
— The 29th annual Silver City Lighted 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at 518 Randolph in
Christmas Parade begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sunset Heights. Information: 412-7632; or on
Nov. 30, in the historic Downtown district, eBay at patouvelvetvintage.
starting at Cooper and Broadway and ending at
Bullard and College. Information: (575) 534- Zin Valle Arts & Crafts Fair — Zin Valle
1700, or silvercity- Vineyards, Hwy 28 in Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259), hosts its arts and crafts fair noon to
5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. Information: 877-
4544 or
Bazaars and fairs Mount Hope Fall Festival — Mount Hope
915 Pop-Up markets — Information on Lutheran Church, 9640 Montwood, hosts its
Facebook at 915PopUpMarket. Markets at bazaar 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.
Whole foods, 100 Pitt, are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: 598-2141 or
Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov.
Provost Gun Show — The El Maida
2-3, and Nov. 16-17. A Night Market is 4 to 9
Provost Guard gun, small antique and
p.m. Saturday and 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov.
Southwest art show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
30-Dec. 1.
Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov.
The Outlet Shoppes, 1-10 at Transmountain,
16-17, at the El Maida Shrine Temple, 6331
feature the market 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday,
Alabama. Admission: $6 (under 10 free).
Nov. 9 and 23, with more than 35 vendors.
Information: 241-1761.
St. Francis Xavier Christmas Fair —
Fort Bliss Holiday Bazaar — The NCO
The 4th annual fair is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
Wives’ Club hosts the annual bazaar Nov. 2-3
and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16-17, at
at Stout Physical Fitness Center on Fort Bliss,
the parish hall, 519 S. Latta. Information: 532-
2930 Cassidy Rd. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2761 or 479-7100.
Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Admission: $1; free for ages 17 and younger. St. Paul’s Holiday Bazaar — 9 a.m. to 3
Information: 309-0970. p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at St. Paul’s Methodist
Church, 7000 Edgemere. Information: 772-
Hubbell Trading Post on the Road —
2737 or
Navajo rugs and jewelry will be offered 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2-3, at Viva Los Muertos Festival — El Paso
White Sands National Monument. Rug talks at Punk Rock Flea Market hosts the Día de los
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day, and weaving Muertos indoor and outdoor festival 2 to 10
demonstrations throughout the day. p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at El Maida Shrine,
Information: (575) 479-6124 or info@hubbell- 6331 Alabama, with altars, food trucks, merca- do, demonstrations and workshops, perform-
ances, music and art installations and children’s
Magic Morning Market — The
activities. Information: 478-9971 or on
Marketplace at Placita Santa Fe, 5034
Facebook at El Paso Punk Rock Flea Market.
Doniphan, hosts an indoor and outdoor market
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month
(Nov. 2, Dec. 7), with vendors, music, face
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Plaza District along Anthony Street.
Information: 212-1780 or elpasoartsandcul-
Ysleta del Sur Winter Market — Ysleta
del Sur Pueblo hosts the annual market 11 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the YDSP Upper Valley Artists and Farmers
Cultural Center, 505 Yaya Lane (at Socorro Market — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays at the
Road), with social dance performances, food Hobby Lobby parking lot, 7930 N. Mesa.
and beverage vendors, and Native American Information on Facebook.
jewelry. Admission is free. Information: 859-
7700 or
Farmers Market at The Fountains —
The Fountains at Farah hosts a farmers market
Mission Trail Art Market — 11 a.m. to 6 5 to 9 p.m. select Fridays, Nov. 1, 15 and 29.
p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, in the historic Veteran’s Information: or Facebook.
Memorial Plaza in San Elizario, with arts and
crafts, music, reenactments, food and more.
Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market
— 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and
Pets welcome. Admission is free. Information:
Saturdays along a 7-block area of Main Street,
851-0093 or
Downtown. Information: (575) 541-2288 or
Las Cruces Potters’ Guild show — The
group’s 39th annual holiday art show and sale is
For a good cause
noon to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 22-23, at St. Paul’s United
Methodists Church, 225 W. Griggs, in Las Chamber of Commerce Gala — The
Cruces. Admission is free. Information: potters- 120th annual Greater El Paso Chamber of or on Facebook. Commerce gala celebrates “Día de Los
Muertos” 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at El Paso
Calvary Chapel Craft Fair — 8 a.m. to 2
Museum of History, 510 N. Santa Fe. Black tie
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at 1771 Zaragoza.
event; masks and face painting encouraged.
Information: 855-4565 or
Information: 629-6714. Registration at
Desert Crossing Holiday Market —
Ardovino’s Desert Crossing will host its 15th
annual market 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and
‘Día De Los Muertos’ Spotlight —
Border Aids Partnership hosts its annual
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, in
fundraiser 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at in
the Sunset Hall, featuring more than 100 local
the El Paso Community Foundation Room, 333
artists, craftspersons and vendors from the
N. Oregon, with a silent art auction work
Farmers Market and guest artists, as well as
(juried show) and skull decorating competition
cooking demonstrations and live music. Santa
by noted artists. Dress is casual. Tickets: $20;
will be on hand for pictures noon to 2 p.m.
includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and opportunity
both days. Admission is free. Information: (575)
to bid on original artwork. Information: 533-
589-0653, ext.3, or on
4020, or on Facebook at bor-
Facebook at ArdovinosDC.
Interested vendors may register 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. Tuesdays and 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Marine Corps Birthday Ball — 19th Rifle
Saturdays. All items must be handmade or Company, USMCR Foundation of El Paso,
homegrown by registered vendor. Texas, hosts it 12th annual ball celebrating the
242nd U.S. Marine Corps birthday 5 p.m. to
Farmer’s markets midnight Saturday, Nov. 2, at The Forum
Ballroom, 3800 Mattox, with music by Encanto
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Band, free soda and keg beer. Cocktail hour
Crossing — Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. begins at p.m. with birthday ceremony at 6
Saturdays at One Ardovino Drive in Sunland p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and dance 8 p.m. to mid-
Park, N.M. Information: (575) 589-0653, night. Dress is semi-formal (suit with tie). Cost: or on Facebook. $35. Information: 234-0192,
Game Garden offers bocce ball, horseshoes,, or on
cornhole and washer toss. Facebook at 19thRifleCo.USMCRFoundation.
Siguiendo los Pasos de Jesus —
Siguiendo los Pasos de Jesus, Inc. hosts its fall
fundraising event 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 2, at El Paso Country Club, with dinner,
live and silent auctions and music by Fungi
Mungle. This year’s theme is a combination of
wearing an “ugly” Christmas sweater and “The
Grinch Stole Christmas.” Tickets: $75.
Information: 449-5883, or Facebook.
Siguiendo los Pasos de Jesus (SPJ) is a non-
profit organization working in the colonias of
Juárez. SPJ builds new homes and helps clothe
the families in need.
El Paso Toy Run — El Paso Motorcycle
Coalition’s 37th annual toy run parade begins at
8:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at International
Trick Driving School 141 Quinella in Sunland
Park and ends at El Paso County Coliseum.
Toy drop-off is at 11 a.m. with food, door
prizes, music and more. All proceeds benefit
the underprivileged children of El Paso County
and its surrounding area. Entry: $10 plus a new
toy donation ($5 or more value). Information:
494-4881, 740-9991, elpasomotorcyclecoali-

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Child Guidance Center’s Dinner and or on Facebook. Roast — El Paso Mayor Dee Margo and First
New route goes from the school to Lady Adair Margo will be roasted (and hon-
Doniphan, then to Paisano through Downtown ored) at the El Paso Child Guidance Center’s
to the Coliseum. annual fundraising dinner and roast 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 14, at El Paso Country Club.
‘B-Warm’ Blanket Drive — The Braden “Roasters” include the couple’s children;
Aboud Memorial Foundation’s blanket drive
Former TV news anchor Rick Cabrera will
runs Nov. 4-Dec. 20. New blankets, twin size
host. Tickets: $150; available at
or larger will be collected during “blanket
Information: or 562-1999.
Saturdays” at the B Strong Office in Placita
Santa Fe, 5024 Doniphan, #2. Information, El Paso Giving Day — Nonprofit organiza-
additional drop-off sites: 833-0393 or bstron- tions and donors throughout the community will take part in the 4th annual day of promot-
ing philanthropy, engaging new and younger
Signature Chefs Auction — The Regional donors, and using social media to improve the
Children’s Hospital at Providence presents the
quality of life in the community Thursday, Nov.
annual benefit auction for the March of Dimes
14. Information:
Birth Defects Foundation 6 p.m. Wednesday,
Nov. 6, at Epic Railyard Event Center, 2201 Christmas Street Gala — The 46th annual
Mills. Top area chefs will present their signa- fundraiser for the Paso Del Norte Children’s
ture dishes, along with a menu of gourmet auc- Development Center is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.
tion packets. Tickets: $150; $1,500 table for 3, at El Paso Country Club,. Lavish custom-
10. Information: Laura Gallegos at 330-9054 or designed Christmas trees will be on display., or signa- Information:
Guild and Friends Luncheon — El Paso
Salvation Army dinner — Former Dallas Opera Guild and Friends hosts a winter lunch-
Cowboy Randy White is special guest for the eon at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Anson 11,
Salvation Army’s annual dinner at 6 p.m. 303 N. Oregon (complimentary parking in Mills
Thursday, Nov. 7, at Grace Gardens, 6709 Garage). Cost: $30. RSVP for luncheon by Dec.
Westside. Cost: $100 per seat; $1,000 table for 3 at
10. VIP passes are an additional $100, and
include early entry at 5 p.m. RSVP by Nov. 1 at
Blanket Drive — El Paso Fire Department
and Extreme Weather Task Force collect new
544-9811. Information:
blankets to very young, elderly and/or ill in or on Facebook.
need. New blanket donations can be dropped
Howl at the Harvest Moon — The gala off any time at all El Paso Fire Stations.
benefit for the Humane Society of El Paso is 6 Information: 667-0206 or 834-5772.
p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at EPIC Railyard Event Those in need of blankets may call 2-1-1
Center, 2201 E. Mill, with dinner, live music Texas for assistance.
and live and silent auctions. Tickets: $75.
Reservations at: 532-6971 or Something for everyone
Brunch, Barks & Bingo — The 9th annual Aviation Hall of Fame — The El Paso
benefit for Animal Rescue League is 1 p.m. Aviation Association’s Hall of Fame banquet is
Saturday, Nov. 9, at Ardovino’s Desert Saturday, Nov. 2, at War Eagles Air Museum,
Crossing’s Sunset Hall, 1 Ardovino Drive in 8012 Airport Road at the Doña Ana County
Sunland Park, with MC Boom Boom & Fred, International Jetport. This year’s honoree is
costume contests, pet geared vendors, pet Mike McNamee. Cost and RSVP information at
grooming, prizes, Raffle Bingo and more. Well- 581-3866 or on Facebook at El Paso Aviation
behaved, leashed pets welcome. Association or War Eagles Air Museum.
Donate any of the following and receive a free
doggie treat; cleaning supplies, new or gently
Border Mass — The Peace & Justice
Ministry of the Dioceses of El Paso, Las Cruces
used collars, leashes, dog or cat bedding,
and Juarez will host the mass in memory of
canned or dry dog or cat food.
migrants who have died crossing the border at
Cost: $25 (includes 5 bingo cards). Brunch
9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Rio Grande
not included. Reservations recommended:
canal at the end of Calleros Street near the
(575) 589-0653, ext. 3, or
Santa Fe Bridge. Bring a chair. Information:
Hell Paso Chili Battle — Reynolds Home, 872-8422.
8023 San Jose, hosts the fundraising chili The event is led by the bishops of the Juárez,
cookoff, Saturday, Nov. 9, with categories for Las Cruces and El Paso dioceses.
red and green chili, live music and kids area.
Cost per entry: $20; tasting cups are $5.
Gurdjieff Group of El Paso — The group
meets 3:30-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at El Paso
Information: 929-9055, or
Public Library’s Armijo branch, 620 E. 7th, for a
on Facebook.
study of “what we are as human beings.”
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Everyone is welcome. Information: 204-6508
Fiesta — Actor and entrepreneur Danny or
Trejo, known for his roles in “Desperado,”
“Heat” and “Machete,” will host the discussion,
Compassionate Thanksgiving — The
Vegetarian Society of El Paso hosts its 26th
“The Path of a Champion” at the chamber’s
annual vegetarian Thanksgiving feast at 6 p.m.
29th annual gala event at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
Saturday, Nov. 2, at Radisson El Paso Airport,
9, at Hotel Paso del Norte, 115 El Paso, with a
1770 Airway. A vegan dinner, open to the pub-
VIP reception, piñata surprise and silent auc-
lic, will be followed by a guest. Reservation
tion. Information: 566-4066 or
deadline is Oct. 29. Cost: $24 ($22 VSEP mem-
Winter Wonderland Gala — El Pasoans bers; $10 children under 12); pay at
Fighting Hunger’s fundraising gala is 7 p.m. to Information: 877-3030 or
midnight Saturday, Nov. 9, at Marriott Hotel,
1600 Airway, with live and silent auction and
Eckankar programs — Eckankar in Texas
hosts free programs 1:15 to 3 p.m. selected
casino gaming. Guests can sample food from 15
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November Roundup Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Networking breakfast series. Admission is free, but seating limited to ages 6 months and older are at various schools
begins at 7:30 a.m. with welcome remarks, 220 people. Information: and other locations through November for
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panels, interviews and speakers throughout the those on Medicaid, Children’s Medicaid and
day. Co-hosted by the SMU Mission Foods • 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9: Tatiana Bilbao, Chip. Call for cost, eligibility, clinic locations,
Saturdays at El Paso Public Library Richard
Texas-Mexico Center. Tickets: $125 founder of Tatiana Bilbao Estudio in Mexico and schedule:
Burges Branch, 9600 Dyer. Information: (703)
(Eventbrite). Inforamtion: City, presents “Two Sides of the Border,” fol-
434-1196 or lowed by a reception at 5 p.m.
Westside Parkinson’s on the Move —
• Nov. 2: “Past Lives: Have I Lived Before,” The support group meets at 3 p.m. the first
• 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21: Ila Berman, Dean
Light & Sound Service. Bike Night — Barnett Harley-Davison, 8272 of Architecture at UVA will lecture on
Wednesday of the month at Bartlett Assisted
• Nov. 16: “ECK Wisdom on Life After Gateway East, hosts its final car show and bike Living Center, 221 Bartlett. Information: Ken
“Didactic Objects, Immersive Events.”
Death,” discussion on books by Harold Klemp. event of the season 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Posey, 526-6078 or
Nov. 7, with food trucks, beer and perform- Youth Mental Health First Aid course
Feast Science — Insights El Paso Science ance by Back to the 80s Rock Tribute, spon-
‘Caffeine and Octane’ Cruise-ins —
— Western Sky Community Care hosts a free
Center hosts a Nerd Night Event for adults 6 Southwest Classic Car Club and the Coyote
sored by El Paso HOG Chapter. Information: course focused on helping young people who
to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 901 Arizona. Cobras host their monthly cruise-ins beginning or on Facebook at are experiencing mental health or substance
Dive into the science behind holiday meals. at 9 a.m. the second Saturday of the month
BartnettsBikeNight. abuse problems is 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Following an evening stroll through the com- (Nov. 9) in the parking lot of Western
Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 13-14, at Las
munity garden, enjoy a plant-based holiday feast ‘Red, White & You!’ hiring event — Beverages, 6104 N. Mesa. Admission is free.
Cruces City Hall, 700 N. Main (Conference
and Nerd Night speaker program. Dinner and Texas Workforce Solutions host the 9th annual Information: 584-8261 or
Room 2007-C). Registration required; class size
non-alcoholic drinks will be available, but guests statewide hiring event focusing on veterans and
may BYOB. Tickets: $10 (Nerd Night only); spouses and members of the public 9 a.m. to 1
limited to first 30 individuals, age 18 and older, El Paso Crohns & Autoimmune
$25 (with dinner). Space is limited; RSVP at p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at El Maida Shrine
who sign up. Registration: attendee.gototrain- Disease Support Group — 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month (Nov. 19) at Texas
Eventbrite. Information: 534-0000 or insightsel- Temple, 6331 Alabama. Admission is free.
Information: or Tech University Health Sciences Center, 4800 Information: bianca.cervantes@border- Alberta, Paul Foster Education Building, Room,887-2221 or
NMSU Health Professions job fair — 211. Information: Carrie Wilkie, (214) 708-
Young Professionals Leadership
The 5th annual Health Professions Career Fair One Fund El Paso application help — 2989,
Summit — United Way’s Young Leadership
is 2 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at One Fund El Paso and the National
NMSU’s Corbett Center Student Union on the Compassion Fund will provide help for those
Society will present “Engage,” a summit geared El Paso Lupus Support Group — 10 a.m.
toward young professionals in the borderland to noon the first Saturday of the month (Nov.
first floor. Students, alumni and community applying for direct financial assistance related to
region, at 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2) at Life Church’s Community Room, 1580
members can meet with representatives from the Aug. 3 mass shooting in El Paso. Victims
14, at DoubleTree Downtown, 600 El Paso Joe Battle. Information: 319-9427 or on
hospitals, social service agencies and graduate must have been present at the Cielo Vista
Street. The summit panels, speakers, a mentors Facebook at KnowLupusElPaso.
programs seeking to hire or recruit students in Walmart, Sam’s Club or their respective park-
hour, and an evening mixer at the
nursing or other health-related professions. ing lots during the attack. Application deadline
DoubleTree’s Sky Lounge. Keynote speaker is Faith & Grief Luncheon — People of all
Registration: is Friday, Nov. 8 and may be completed at faiths are welcome to monthly luncheons for
CEO of Sanders/Wingo, Leslie Wingo. General
professions-career-fair. Information: (575) 646- those experiencing the loss of a loved one noon
admission tickets are $60. Information: engage-
1631 or to 1 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month,
Architecture lectures — Texas Tech
at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison.
U.S.-Mexico Border Summit — University College of Architecture and El Paso
Children’s Business Showcase — Cruces Admission and lunch is free; reservations
Borderplex Alliance hosts the summit 8 a.m. to Museum of Art host talk by various architects
Kids Can hosts a showcase of kid’s businesses strongly encouraged. Donations welcome.
4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at El Paso and design experts in the museum’s auditorium,
featuring vendors age 6 to 16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration: 562-7660 or
Convention Center. Keynote speaker is former One Arts Festival Plaza, as part of its lecture
Saturday, Nov. 16, at Plaza de Las Cruces, 100
N. Main Street. Registration:
Club news
Health retreat — Equestrian Holistic
Retreat Getaway hosts the Physical, Mental, Doña Ana Photography Club — The
and Emotional Sun Star City Outreach Retreat club meets 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5
Empowering Seminar 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 19, at Cruces Creative, 205 Lohman, in
Saturday, Nov. 16, at Hilton Garden Inn, 6650 Las Cruces. Admission is free and the public is
Gateway East. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. welcome. Information: (575) 323-3624 or
Space is limited; RSVP in advance. Tickets: $50;
free for law enforcement, first responders and • Nov. 5: Rob Peinert will give a presentation
Armed Forces members with ID at eventbrite on two segments of the annual Photography
or on Facebook. Lunch available for purchase Boot Camp series: Photography rules and how
Information: Deliris Montanez, (704) 293-4307, to break them and Boosting creativity. or on Facebook. • Nov. 19: Nirmal Khandan presents
“Advanced Hummingbird Photography.” The
Seniors Going Digital — El Paso monthly theme for this meeting is “Faces-Real
Community College’s Valle Verde Library hosts or Imagined.”
free workshops to age 50 and older 6 to 8 p.m.
the last Thursday of the month at EPCC’s Westside Welcome Club — Information:
Valley Verde Library, Room C311, 919 Hunter.
This month’s workshop is “Library Skills” on The monthly free newcomer coffee is 10 a.m.
Nov. 21. Information: 831-2442. Friday, Nov. 8, at Chico’s at the Fountains at
Farah. Fashion show featured. No reservations
ECCM Conference — The annual ECCM needed. Information: 587-8641.
conference is Thursday through Sunday, Nov. The monthly luncheon is 11:30 a.m.
22-24, at Christian Joy Center, 1208 Sumac. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Coronado Country
This year’s theme is “Worship at The Border.” Club, 1044 Broadmoor. Social time at 11 a.m.
Admission is free. Registration, times: 595- Cost for lunch: $22; reservation deadline is
1307, or on Facebook. Nov. 9. Information: 584-9627,
Fab Lab 3D Drink and Draw — Fab Lab L‘Alliance Française d’El Paso —
El Paso, 601 N. Oregon St. Suite 2, hosts Information: Josette Shaughnessy, 585-1789,
recurring classes 4 to 6 p.m. the last Saturday or on Facebook. Call for times
of the month (Nov. 30) where people can take for fall events:
their doodling skills to the next level using 3D • Fete du Beaujolais Nouveau is Thursday,
pens. Age 16 and older welcome. Tickets: $20; Nov. 21, at EPCC Thirteen09.
includes two drinks. Information: 209-2656, • A holiday celebration is Saturday, Dec. 7, at or on Facebook. University Presbyterian Church.
Figure Painting Workshops are 4 to 6 p.m. the
last Friday of every month (Nov. 29), for ages International Coin Club — El Paso’s only
18 and older. Cost: $25. coin club meets at 6:45 p.m. the second
Monday of the month at St. Paul’s United
Flu and Pneumonia Vaccinations — The Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere, with pre-
“Immunize El Paso” clinics for eligible persons
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November Roundup Tigua tribe and family-operated gift shops. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays. Information: (915) 494-
Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday 7248.
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through Sunday. Free children’s activities daily. Small Business Days supporting the winery,
Admission is free. Information: 859-7700, ysle- alpaca farms, and Mayluna yarns are Nov. 27-
sentations and auction to follow. Visitors always Dec. 1. Holiday wine baskets will be sold.
welcome, coffee and donuts will be served.
Information: 241-6977 or on Facebook. Plaza Theatre Tours — The free weekly Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery
tours are noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at the Plaza, — 430 La Viña Road (off NM 28 between
McKelligon Canyon VFW — Veterans of 125 W. Mills in Downtown El Paso. Meet markers 8 and 9), in Chamberino, N.M. Tasting
Foreign Wars Post 812 is open 2 to 8 p.m. at
under Plaza marquee. Information: 534-0660. room open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through
2400 Davis Seamon Road in Franklin Mountains
Monday. Information: (915) 241-4349 or som-
State Park. No charge to join; new members San Elizario Historic District — The dis-
welcome to meet and fellow combat-zone vet- trict at 1500 Main Street in San Elizario on the
erans. Information: 562-2161 or on Facebook Mission Trail features four art galleries, seven Zin Valle Vineyards — 7315 Hwy 28 in
at VFWPost812ELP. artists studio/galleries, three gift shops, the Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259). Free tast-
Historic San Elizario Chapel, the Portales ings are noon to 5 p.m. Friday through
Area attractions Museum and the Veteran’s Museum. Most loca- Monday. Information: 877-4544 or
tions open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Free music and wine tasting is 1 to 4 p.m.
1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive),
noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 851-0041, selected Sundays featuring local talent. Bring a
Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1
594-8424 or picnic.
a.m. Sunday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 2
Self-guided walking tours and guided tour of
a.m. Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday
17 historical sites also offered, including the
McDonald Observatory — The University
and Saturday. Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. of Texas at Austin-run observatory is located
Chapel, Old El Paso County Jail (where Billy
everyday. General admission and parking are near Fort Davis, Texas. Visitor Center open 10
the Kid broke out a friend in 1876), the old
free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland- a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily (Central Time).
Grist Mill, the Lafayette barracks and more. Information: (432) 426-4138.
Free guides available at all galleries and muse-
The Original Great American Riot Rockabilly
and Kustum Kulture event is noon to midnight
Spaceport America Visitor Center —
Saturday, Nov. 9. Admission: $23 (eventbrite).
Bourbon and Whiskey at the Park is 5 to 10 301 S. Foch, Truth or Consequences, N.M.
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. $20 for 10 samples. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

Do you enjoy fellowship, potlucks, game nights,

Ventanas Bar & Grill offers an all-you-can-eat Tours to Spaceport America depart promptly
Thanksgiving buffet for $15.99 ($10.99 ages 3- at 9 a.m. Saturdays returning at 1 p.m. Tour
10) 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28. cost: $49.99 ($29.99 age 18 and younger).
Christian concerts and seminars, hikes,
outreach events, movie nights, eating out,
Information, group reservations: 1-844-7-
El Paso Streetcars — The restored street- 2SPACE. Discounted admission rates online at

Shakespeare, Broadway musicals and plays?

cars run daily on two connected loop routes,
covering a total of 4.8 miles, from Father Rahm
From El Paso, take 1-10 to Las Cruces, then
in South El Paso to Glory Road in Kern Place.
1-25 to Exit 32 and continue on the County
Hours are 10 a.m. to midnight Sunday through
Wednesdays, and 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday
Road about 25 miles to the Spaceport. 24 Hour Hotline: 915.691.1005
through Saturday. Fare: $1.50; $1 student, chil- La Viña Winery — 4201 S. NM Highway
dren, military. Information: 212-3333, epstreet- 28, one mile north of Vinton Road. Information: or on Facebook. (575) 882-7632 or
Streetcars will run extended hours during the The tasting room and patio are open for sales
Last Thursday Art events Downtown. and tasting of wines from noon to 5 p.m.
Storytime on the Streetcar is 11 a.m. Thursday through Tuesday (closed
Saturday, Nov. 9, departing from the El Paso Wednesdays). Tasting fee is $5. A daily tour is
Public Library Main Branch. offered at 11:30 a.m. by appointment only; the
$10 fee includes tasting.
Indian Cliffs Ranch — The working cattle Music on the Patio is noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.
ranch in Fabens offers a children’s zoo, buffalo,
longhorns, deer, rattlesnake pit, movie sets and Mesa Vista Wine Tasting Room — The
the Fort Apache playground. It’s also home to new tasting room, which includes wine and
the famous Cattleman’s Steakhouse. craft beer, is at 3200 Hwy 28 in Anthony, N.M.
Information: (915) 544-3200 or cattle- (La Union area at NM 28 and S. Vinton Road). Open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through
Sunday. Closed Thanksgiving Day. The room
Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305 also features the region’s only yarn shop and
Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta
local alpaca products. Live music featured 2:30
Mission. The center features a museum on the

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For event tickets sold through Ticketmaster, Fe & The Fat City Horns and Serpentine Fire
call 1-800-745-3000 or go to (Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute), headline a dance
Unless indicated, prices listed do not include party and concert celebrating the 1970s 6:30 to
service charges. 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at El Maida Shrine,
6331 Alabama. Also featured is a “Tribute To
Michael W. Smith — The multi-platinum Motown” with Jerome Gullatt and special
Christian singer/songwriter and best-selling George Carden International Circus — Dan Miller’s Cowboy Music Revue —
The traveling circus runs Nov. 7-11 at El Paso Las Cruces Civic Concert Association presents guest, “El Paso’s Most Dangerous Band”
author performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2,
County Coliseum. Showtime is 6:30 p.m. the western music stylings of Dan Miller and his Hypnosis. Tickets: $29 ($39 VIP), available at El
at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Tickets: $25-
Thursday, Friday and Monday; 11 a.m. 3:30 and group (daughter Hannah on fiddle and man- Maida Shrine, or (575) 520-8776. Information:
$75 (Ticketmaster). Information: utepsepe-
7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday. dolin, and harmony vocalist Wendy Corr) at
Tickets: $14; $18 opening night (Ticketmaster). 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Rio Grande The Temptations and Four Tops — An
Anuel AA — The Puerto Rican rapper per- Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces evening with legendary musical groups Dennis
forms his “Emmanuel World Tour” at 8 p.m. Christian Nodal — The Latin Grammy win- Downtown Mal. Tickets: $25; $5 students with
ning mariachi performs brings his Ahora Tour Edwards’ The Temptations Revue, the Four
Sunday, Nov. 3, at UTEP’s Don Haskins valid ID; free for age 17 and younger with
to E Paso at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Plaza Tops, and Lenny Williams, original lead singer
Center. Tickets: $59-$129 (Ticketmaster). adult. Information: (575) 405-7429, lascrucesc-
Theatre. Tickets: $55-$140 (Ticketmaster). of Tower Of Power, is 8 p.m. on Saturday,
‘Two Women. Two Voices. Unplugged or on Facebook . Nov. 30, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets:
‘Peppa Pig’s Adventure’ — Peppa Pig, $35 (Ticketmaster).
— El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Blue Man Group — The wildly popular per-
Series presents Emily Davis and Jaimielynn George and their friends’ new live show, is 6
formance group present their new show, Trans-Siberian Orchestra — Trans-
Amato at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Abraham Chavez
“Speechless,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Siberian Orchestra returns at 3 and 7:30 p.m.
Philanthropy Theatre (next to the Plaza Theatre, based on Entertainment One’s top-
Wednesday, Nov. 19-20 at the Plaza Theatre, Wednesday, Dec. 4, in UTEP’s Don Haskins
Theatre), hosted by comic Orlando “Lando rated Nick Jr series. Tickets: $25-$65; VIP
as part of the Broadway in El Paso Series. More Center, presented by the Hallmark Channel.
VC” Cordova. Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster). packages $145-$155; includes character meet-
than 35 million people worldwide have enjoyed The “rock holiday tradition for a new genera-
Information: 533-4020 or and-greets. (Ticketmaster).
Blue Man Group’s combination of comedy, tion” will showcase their unique combination of
Fresh from a national tour supporting Bad Robert Dubac’s ‘The Book of Moron’ music and technology to produce their wildly storytelling, musicianship and spectacular pro-
Religion, edgy singer-songwriter Davis returns — Dubac’s new Off-Broadway solo hit comes popular theatrical shows and concerts. Tickets: duction effects. Previous shows in the area
to her solo punk-folk roots. Amato, the to El Paso Nov. 8-10, at the Philanthropy $30-$75. Information: 231-1111, have sold out. Tickets: $38.25-$72.25
“Songbird of El Paso,” opens the show. Theatre in the Plaza Theatre’s Annex, taking on or on Facebook at (Ticketmaster).
Maná — The Guadalajara-based rock band such topics as the barriers of sex, race, religion, Broadway in El Paso.
politics and the media. Showtime is 8 p.m. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony — The
brings their “Rayando El Sol” tour to El Paso Jay Pharoah — The six-season SNL alum Grammy-winning rap group performs at 8 p.m.
for second time at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, Friday, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m.
performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 and Friday, Dec. 6, at El Paso County Coliseum,
at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: Sunday. Tickets: $50 (Ticketmaster).
10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21-23, at 4100 E. Paisano, made up of Layzie Bone, Bizzy
$62.75-$222.75; Platinum, $429.50-$899 VIP The Coathangers — The all-female garage El Paso Comic Strip, 1201 Airway. Tickets: Bone, Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone and Flesh-N-
packages $325-$775 (Ticketmaster). outfit performs at 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at $25; $30 VIP. Information: 779-5233 or Bone. Tickets at Ticketmaster.
Five Finger Death Punch — The metal Lowbrow Palace, 111 E. Robinson, with open-
ing band Control Top. Tickets: $12. Available in Cristela Alonzo — The comedian, actress,
band performs at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, Newsboys — The Christian pop band’s writer and producer brings her “My Affordable
at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with Three advance at The Headstand or
“Greatness of Our God” Tour is 7 p.m. Care Act” stand-up comedy tour to El Paso at
Days Grace, Bad Wolves, and Fire From the Information: Facebook at lowbrowpalace.
Thursday, Nov. 21, at Abraham Chavez 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the Philanthropy
Gods. Tickets: $47.75-$77.75. VIP packages: Their new album “The Devil You Know” fea-
Theatre, featuring Ryan Stevenson, with Adam Theatre, in the Plaza Annex. She will also host
$197-$498 (Ticketmaster). tures the single “Hey Buddy.“
Agee and special appearance by Kevin Max. a book signing for her new memoir, “Music of
Tickets: $20-$100 (Ticketmaster). My Years,” at the event. Tickets: $40
Rezz — The Canadian DJ/producer returns (Ticketmaster).
for her “Beyond the Senses” Tour at 8 p.m. Musical Jams and Jokes — T.K. Kirkland,
Friday, Nov. 22, at El Paso County Coliseum, the “Underground King of Comedy,” headlines
with special guests Black Gummy and the music and comedy show at 9 p.m. Friday,
Peekaboo. Tickets: $20 floor standing room; Dec. 6, at Northgate Optimist Club, 4201
$25 general admission stands; $50 VIP standing Skyline, hosted by Tommy Black, with comedy
room (Ticketmaster). by Mando Man and musical guest Uplift Muzik
La Arrolladora Banda Limón — The Band. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 in
Latin Grammy-winning group from Matzatlán, advance (general admission); $30 at the door.
Sinaloa, performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. VIP table seating is $40. Early bird tickets
27, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $49.50- (through Nov. 6) are $20 general admission;
$129.50 (Ticketmaster). $30 VIP. Military discounts offered. Available at
eventbrite. Information: 241-6457.
Chris D’Elia — One of the most in-demand
performers in comedy presents his “Follow the Paulina Rubio — The singer’s Ellas Mandan
Leader” show at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at the Tour is 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at UTEP’s Don
Plaza Theatre. D’Elia has three comedy specials Haskin Center, with guest Ivy Queen. Tickets:
available on Netflix and was chosen as one of $30-$120 (Ticketmaster).
four comics to represent the US in Netflix’s Steve O — The comic and stuntman who
2019 series, “Comedians of the World,” which first gained fame on MTV’s stunt-based reality
features 47 comedians from 13 regions in eight show “Jackass” performs at 7:30 and 10 p.m.
different languages. Tickets: $37.50- Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7, at the Comic
$67.50(Ticketmaster) Strip, 1201 Airway. Tickets: $30; $40 VIP; $50
On screen, D’Elia is most known for his star- Front 50. Information: 799-LAFF (5233) or
ring role in the comedy series “Undateable.”
Kinky Friedman — The Texas legend per- ‘The Great Russian Nutcracker’ — The
forms at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at Star City Moscow Ballet presents its “Gift of Christmas
Studios, 120 W. Castellano. Friedman’s new Tour” at 7 p.m. Friday, and 1 and 5 p.m.
CD is “Resurrection.” Opening act is Cleve Saturday, Dec. 6-7, at the Plaza Theatre.
Hattersly of Greezy Wheels. Tickets: $40; age Tickets: $29-$99(Ticketmaster). Information:
18 and older welcome. Information: 257-4777, or on Facebook.
Rolling Stone wrote, “At 73, the Texas odd- John Leguizamo’s Latin History for
ball has landed on a newfound sincerity. Morons — Actor/comic Leguizamo brings his
Friedman has arrived at a more empathic nar- Tony-nominated one-man Broadway show to
rative voice, spinning old yarns in new ways.” El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the
Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $37.50-$67.50
The 70s Reunion Party — Grammy (Ticketmaster).
Award winner Hazel Payne of A Taste of
Honey, and Tyriq Johnson, lead singer of Santa
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Ticket Ben Higgins, “The Bachelor Live on Stage”
gives members of the audience the opportunity
Cont’d from Page 12
to find love. Tickets: $39.50-$69.50 (VIP meet
and greet $135), Ticketmaster. Information:
Natti Natasha — The rising pop star per-
forms at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at El Paso
County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: Itzhak Perlman — El Paso Pro-Musica pres-
$40 (Ticketmaster). ents the “Reigning Virtuoso of the Violin” at
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at the Plaza
‘A Drag Queen Christmas: The Theatre. Tickets: $50-$150 (Ticketmaster).
Naughty Tour’ — The show starring con- Information: 747-8163 or
testants from RuPaul’s Drag Race on VH-1 is 8
p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Abraham ‘The Music of Selena’ — El Paso
Chavez Theatre. The queens perform in their Symphony Orchestra celebrates the legacy of
biggest holiday costumes with back-up dancers the trailblazing artist and “Queen of Tejano
and a full stage production. Tickets start at $35; Music” at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at The
VIP packages are $150 (Ticketmaster). Plaza Theatre, with vocalist Marie Sanchez.
Ticket information. and Ticketmaster.
Il Divo — The tenor group presents “A Information: 532-3776.
Holiday Song Celebration” at 7 p.m. Sunday,
Dec. 15, at the Plaza Theatre. The group has Cirque du Soleil’s ‘OVO’ — Cirque du
stood out for its mix of opera and pop in songs Soleil brings its touring arena show back to El
of different genres. Tickets: $49.50-$109.50; Paso for six performances March 12-15 at
with VIP packages $277-$553 (Ticketmaster). UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets start at
$35 ($24.50 for children); senior, military, stu-
Styx — The rock ’n’ roll renegades celebrate dent discounts, and family packs available.
their new album “The Mission” with a special (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-5234.
winter tour that comes to El Paso’s Abraham
Chavez Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. The Texas Tenors — Woman’s Club of El
Tickets: $39.85-$69.75; VIP packages $176- Paso presents the group’s “10th Anniversary
$347. (Ticketmaster). Tour” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 23, at the
Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $45-$117
Donnell Rawlings — The stand-up comic (Ticketmaster).
performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and 7:30 and
10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19-21 at El ‘The Office! A Musical Parody’ — The
Paso Comic Strip, 1201 Airway. Tickets: $20; unauthorized parody of the hit TV show is 7:30
$25 VIP. Information: 779-LAFF (5233) or p.m. Thursday, March 26, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $17.50-$65
‘’Twas the Night Before Christmas’ —
Ken Ludwig’s modern twist on the classic tale TobyMac — The Christian Grammy-winning
is 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Plaza rocker headlines the 2020 “Hits Deep Tour” at
Theatre. When Santa’s naughty and nice list 7 p.m. Friday, March 27, at UTEP’s Don
goes missing, a few dancing mice, a little girl, Haskins Center, with Tauren Wells, Jordan
and a wacky elf save the day. Tickets: $25- Feliz, We Are Messengers, Ryan Stevenson and
$50(Ticketmaster). Aaron Cole. Presented by Food for the
Hungry. Tickets: $19.75-$89.75 (Ticketmaster).
A Merry-Achi Christmas — Mariachi Sol Information:
de Mexico brings back its holiday show at 7:30
p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at the Plaza Theatre, Ana Gabriel — The Latin pop star known as
featuring Ballet Folklorico Quetzales. Tickets: “La Luna de América” brings her “Estamos A
$26.50-$62.50 (Ticketmaster). Tiempo US Tour” to the Sun City at 8 p.m.
Friday, April 3, at El Paso County Coliseum,
Kayzo — The DJ brings his “Unleashed” 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $51-$181
Tour to El Paso at 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at Ticketmaster.
El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $20 general
admission; $40 VIP floor (Ticketmaster).
Venues & series
Sesame Street Live ‘Let’s Party’ — Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828
Dec. 21-22, at Abraham Chavez Theatre.
Montana, specializing in metal and hard rock.
Showtimes are 1 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, and 1
Most shows 18 and older admitted; all those
p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $22-$45 (Ticketmaster).
under 21 charged a surcharge. Some tickets
Information: 231-1100,
available under Information:
The Fab Four — The “Ultimate Tribute” of 591-7625 or on Facebook at
the Beatles returns to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
Thursday, Jan. 23, at The Plaza Theatre, with • Fit for and Autopsy — 6 p.m. Wednesday,
note-for-note, live renditions of the Beatle’s Nov. 6. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at show.
classics. Tickets: $25-$55.(Ticketmaster). • Awake At Last — Progressive metal band, 7
p.m. Monday, Nov. 11. Tickets: $5.
‘Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the • 1348 and UADA — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.
Chocolate Factory’ — Broadway in El Paso 12, with The Stalk. Tickets: $20.
presents the hit musical based on the original • Everrest — The Austin rock band performs
film Jan. 29-Feb. 2, at the Plaza Theatre. at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. Tickets: $7-$10.
Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and • Enterprise Earth — The deathcore band per-
Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, forms at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, with Know
and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $30-$70 Suffer, Beyond Terror, Signs of Abnormality,
(Ticketmaster). Information: 231-1111, and Armaros. or Facebook. • Authority Zero performs Thursday, Nov. 21.
Jo Koy — The comedian’s “Just Kidding” • Koffin Kats — The psychobilly band performs
World Tour is 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22. Admission: $10.
Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $40-$60; • Ensiferum and Kalmah Live — 6 p.m.
VIP packages available (Ticketmaster). Monday, Dec. 2, for their Path To Vktory
Tour, with Abagail Williams and Aenimus.
‘The Bachelor’ Live on Stage — The hit • Nonpoint — The nu metal band performs
romance reality series comes to El Paso at 7 Friday, Dec. 20. All ages show.
p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Abraham Chavez
Theatre. Hosted by “The Bachelor” fan favorite Please see Page 14

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Ticket performs at 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, with
Kelley Stoltz. Tickets: $13.
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NM Tech Performing Arts Series —
• Tony Macalpine — The rock guitarist per- Performances are 7:30 p.m. at New Mexico
forms at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, with Tech’s Macey Center in Socorro, N.M.
Schiermann. All ages event. Tickets: $15. Information:
• Of Gods and Monsters — The supergroup • “The Mel Brooks Musical Young
performs 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, featuring Frankenstein” is 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m.
Dean Castronovo (Journey, Ozzy Osbourne), Sunday, Nov. 16-17. Adaptation of the mon-
Time Gaines (Stryper), Joey Taffola (Graham strously funny film. Tickets: $15 ($12 seniors,
Bonnet), and Kevin Goocher (Omen, Phantom $8 youth). Dinner theatre performance is 7:30
X). Tickets: $20. p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20; call for prices.
• hONEyhoUSe performs original blues, soul,
Club Here I Love You — 115 S. Durango.
folk and Americana Friday, Nov. 22, featuring
Specializing in electronic and DJ music. Most
three singers accompanied by drums, bass and
events are at 9 p.m. and are 18 and older,
guitar. Tickets: $16 ($14 seniors, $8 youth).
unless listed otherwise. Presale tickets subject
• “Christmas Carol” — Charles Dickens’ clas-
to change. Information: 307-7736 or on
sic tale is Thursday, Dec. 12. Tickets: $22 ($20
seniors, $10 youth).
• The Resurrection Ball: A Día de los Muertos
• Mariachi Christmas is Friday, Dec. 20, with
Extravaganza is 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1.
mariachi and folkloric dancing representing the
Admission: $15.
traditions of Mexico at Christmastime. Tickets:
• Friday, Nov. 22: Jeremy Olander. $10-$15.
$22 ($20 seniors, $10 youth).
• Sunday, Dec. 8: Steve Lawler. $20-$25.
Flickinger Center for Performing Arts
Lowbrow Palace — 1101 Texas (outdoors)
— 1110 New York, in Alamogordo.
and 111 E. Robinson (indoors). Surcharge for
Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickinger-
ages under 21. Information: Facebook at low-
• Channelling the King — The one-man musi-
Outdoor shows at 1101 Texas:
cal show that explores the relationship
• Boombox Cartel — The band brings their
between Elvis Presley and Jessie Haldeman, an
“Día De Los Muertos” Tour to El Paso at 7
insurance salesman from Long Island, is 7 p.m.
p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. Tickets: $10 ($100 VIP).
Saturday, Nov. 2. Tickets: $15, $26, $35.
• Playboi Carti — The rapper performs at 7
• hONEy hoUSe — The acoustic trio performs
p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. Tickets: $30-$35.
at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. $10, $17, $25.
• Ed Maverick — The Mexican folk singer-
• ‘A Christmas Carol’ — The popular musical
songwriter performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.
production of the Dickens classic is 7 p.m.
19. Tickets: $14.
Tuesday, Dec. 17. Tickets: $17, $32, $42.
Indoor shows at 111 E. Robinson:
• Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de Silvia
• The Wailers — The legendary reggae band
Lozano performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16.
performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. $22.
• Michael Seyer — The pop artist performs 9 Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and
p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, with Paul Cherry. $12. Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Most shows begin
• Matt Heckler — The folk punk artist per- at 8 p.m. and are limited to age 21 and older,
forms at 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, with Casper unless listed otherwise. Tickets through
Allen and Johno Leeroy Roberts. Tickets: $15. or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-
• The Coathangers — Punk band, 9 p.m. 877-277-5677 or
Monday, Nov. 11. Tickets: $12. • John Michael Montgomery — The country
• Broncho — Portland indie band, 10 p.m. star performs Friday, Nov. 8. Tickets: $25-$65.
Saturday, Nov. 9, with Crystal Rippers. $20. • Paquita de la Barrio — Ranchera singer
• Omar Apollo — The alternative rocker’s Francisca Viveros Barradas performs at
Speed of Sound Tour is 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. Saturday, Nov. 30. Tickets: $39-$99.
12, with Dijon and Silver Sphere. Tickets: $20 • Chinese Acrobats of Hebei perform at 7:30
($70 meet and greet VIP). p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Tickets: $20-$60.
• Mellow Fellow — The singer performs at 9 • Los Huracanes del Norte — The norteño
p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, with Ruru. $15. band performs Friday, Jan. 10. $29-$69.
• Maxo Kream — The rapper performs at 8 • Neal McCoy — The country artist performs
p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, with Q Da Fool. Saturday, Jan. 25. Tickets: $25-$65.
Tickets: $22.
• Pinback — Indie rockers, 7 p.m. Wednesday,
Spencer Theater for Performing Arts
— 108 Spencer Road (off Airport Hwy 220) in
Nov. 20. Tickets: $20.
Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800 or
• Scarlett O’Hara — The Welcome Back to Public buffets ($20) are
the Brodeo Tour is 8:30 p.m. Wednesday,
available before most shows.
Dec. 4, featuring Sleep Walker and
• The Four Italian Tenors “Viva Italia! — The
SomewhereToCallHome. Tickets: $15.
classically trained vocalists perform a tribute to
• Beach Bums — 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15.
Italy’s greatest tenors and operatic gems at 7
Tickets: $10.
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Tickets: $39 - $69.
• Motel Radio — The New Orleans rock and
• “The Wizards of Winter — A “Holiday Rock
folk band performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.
Event for the Whole Family,” featuring former
18. Tickets; $12.
members of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Def
• 8Kalacas — The California ska-core band
Leppard, the Irish Tenors Rainbow, Blue
performs 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, with
Oyster Cult, Alice Cooper Band and others, is
Chencha and The River Rats. Tickets: $15.
8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22. The group will per-
• The Winehouse Experience — The Amy
form a rock opera “The Christmas Dream.”
Winehouse tribute is 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8.
Tickets: $39-$69.
Tickets: $18; age 18 and older admitted (tick-
• “The Nutcracker” — Dalí Ballet Company’s
adaptation of the Tchaikovsky Christmas classic
• The Adicts — The British punk band per-
is 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday,
forms at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10. Tickets: $25.
Dec. 21-22, with a cast of over 70 dancers,
• Chastity Belt — The rock band performs at 8
spectacular costumes, sets and special effects.
p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, with Loose Tooth.
All proceeds benefit the nonprofit, Ruidoso-
Tickets: $12.
based dance company. Tickets: $35.
• Ezra Furman — The alternative rock singer

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Gerardo Plata — The folklorico singer cele- Oblivion”, “Kiss of Love” and “Dreams.”
brates the release of his new album with a free Admission is free; age 21 and older welcome.
concert 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Information: (575) 874-5200 or on Facebook.
Woman’s Club of El Paso, 1400 N. Mesa, with
The Monstercat Uncaged Tour — The
folklórico dancers and traditional Mexican
Monstercat Uncaged Tour electronic indie
snacks. Information: or on
music label tour featuring Gammer, Riot and
Facebook. Student Showcase and competition is noon to Christian Assembly in Los Angeles. Walker is Tokyo Machine is 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at
Tournament of Bands — The annual 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Amador Live. part of a family that started several churches in Green Door, 8750 Gateway East. Age 17 and
showcase of area high school marching bands is Mariachi Mass is 11 a.m. to noon Sunday, El Paso, including Jesus Chapel. His best-known older admitted. Tickets: $10;
8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at NMSU’s Aggie Nov. 10; location to be determined. songs include “Only A God Like You,” “No
Greater Love”,” “Mourning Into Dancing” “He
Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces. Preliminaries Burlap to Cashmere — Grant County Knows My Name” and “That’s Why We Praise Also
end around 5:30 p.m.; finals are 8 to 10 p.m. Community Concert Association presents the
Tickets: $17; $7 age 6-12 (Ticketmaster). Him.” La Parada — The monthly grassroots event
folk music revue at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at
He is also president of Tommy Walker celebrating local culture and lifestyles is 9 p.m.
Love Buzz — 3011 Pershing. Age 21 and WNMU Fine Arts Auditorium in Silver City,
Ministries, which teaches and mentors other to 2 a.m. the first Friday of the month (Nov. 1,
older, unless otherwise listed. Features both taking the audience on a journey back in time
worship leaders and songwriters. Dec, 6) at San Carlos Building, 501 Texas. Art
local and touring performers. Most perform- to the magical stage of Greenwich Village, cele-
Charlie’s Lunch is a Christian ministry aimed market open all night. Cover $5 age 21 and
ances are free and begin at 9 p.m. Information: brating folk music from the ’60s, ’70s and
at ministering to the world’s needy children and older; $10 age 18 and older. Information: 351-
257-3118 or on Facebook at LoveBuzz915. beyond. Tickets: $20 (age 17 and younger with
their families. 6023 or on Facebook at laparadaep.
• Los Angeles band Goon performs Sunday, paid adult (two per adult), and WNMU stu-
dents with valid ID admitted free. Information: Metal 4 Milk Bones — The metal concert Nov. 1 event is “Día de los Muertos” style
Nov. 3.
(575) 538-5862 or benefiting Humane Society of El Paso is 8 p.m. with Niños Perdidos, Mattox, Mind Your
• Mariachi punk band Pancho Villa’s Skull per-
to 1 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Rockhouse Dream, Woar2 & DJ Surreal, Mvnners, and Ask
forms at 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. Juan Gabriel & Rocio Dúrcal Tribute Bar and Grill, 9828 Montana, Suite D, featuring a Freak, with live art by Saker.
• Big Bite brings their 2019 West Coast Tour — The musical tribute to the Latin music stars
to El Paso Tuesday, Nov. 19, with Diaspora, live music by Texas Voodoo Stomp, Zin Valle Free Music Sundays — Zin
is at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Sunland Park
Imperial and Cowboy Baby. Admission: $3. SLVTHAMMER and Burning Sunday. Admission: Valle vineyard, 7315 Hwy 28 in Canutillo (3/4
Racetrack & Casino, 1200 Futurity Dr. (at
$10; age 21 and older admitted. Guests asked mile north of FM 259), hosts free live music 1
Las Cruces International Mariachi Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. fea-
to bring a donation to help animals at the shel- to 4 p.m. on selected Sundays. Wine tasting
Conference — The 26th annual conference turing Aaron Palacios and Lusy Medina. No
ter like toys, leashes, bowls, etc., or a new, offered. Bring a picnic. Information: 877-4544
returns Nov. 6-10, with daily workshops and cover; age 21 and older admitted. Information:
unwrapped toy for Marines’ Toys for Tots. or
classes at NMSU’s Corbett Center. (575) 874-5200,
Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook. • Nov. 3: James Springer
Registration: $99. Ticket information: (575) ment or on Facebook.
Everyone who bring a donation will be • Nov. 10: Perfect on Paper
680-3123, or on Tommy Walker concert — The benefit entered in a drawing to win cool stuff. Full shel- • Nov. 29: Dusty Low (Friday).
Facebook. concert for Charlie’s Lunch ministries, featuring ter wish list at
The annual Spectacular Concert is 7 p.m. Tommy Walker, is at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. Folk Fury — KTEP, 88.5 FM, features three
Friday, Nov. 8, at Amador Live, 302 S. Main, Anything Box — The new wave band per- hours of acoustic and folk music — with an
16, at Jesus Chapel, 111 W. Sunset. Admission
with headliners Mariachi Angeles, directed by forms 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. emphasis on recordings by local musicians and
is free. Information: or
Pepe Martinez Jr., Mariachi Rayos del Sol, and 30, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino’s occasional live appearances by them — from 6
Los Hermanos Escamilla. Dinner at 6 p.m. Franklin Lounge, 1200 Futurity, with opening to 9 p.m. Saturdays. Hosts are Dan Alloway
Tommy Walker is a worship leader,
Tickets: $20; $40 VIP; available at holdmytick- act JG and the Robots. Formed in New Jersey and Gregg Carthy. Requests: 747-5153.
singer/songwriter, speaker and author who in 1986, the band’s hits include “Living in
since 1990 has served at his home church,

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Disney and Pixar’s Coco ‘Live’ — El ‘What is Opera?’ — UTEP Opera’s fall
Paso Symphony Orchestra will give new life to showcase is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, and 7:30 p.m.
one of Disney/Pixar’s most beloved films, Monday, Nov. 10-11, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts
“Coco” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Recital Hall, featuring special guest artist Dr.
Plaza Theatre, in celebration of Día de los Elisa Fraser Wilson. Includes music from time-
Muertos. Conductor James Welsch will lead the less opera composers such as Verdi, Mozart,

at Placita Santa Fe
El Paso Symphony Orchestra performing Rossini, Gilbert and Sullivan, and Bernstein.
Michael Giacchino’s score on stage, while the Admission: $12; $8 seniors and military, non-
film plays on a screen above the orchestra. UTEP Students; $5 UTEP students, faculty and
Tickets: $25, $45, $55 and $60 (Ticketmaster). staff. Information: 747-5606 or

5034 Doniphan ‘Women’s Voices’ — El Paso Pro-Musica, in UTEP Department of Music — Fox Fine

Saturday, Nov. 2 & Dec. 7

collaboration with the Peabody Conservatory Arts Recital Hall. Performances are at 7:30 p.m.
and John Hopkins University, presents the all- For most events, tickets are $5 ($3 students,
female Bergamot Quartet at 7:30 p.m. military and seniors, free for UTEP students,
Thursday, in Nov. 7, at Dona Ana Arts

9 am - 2 pm
faculty, staff and children 12 and younger.
Council’s Arts and Cultural Center, 1740 Calle Information: 747-5606 or
de Mercado in Mesilla (champagne reception at • Wind Symphony Concert is Tuesday, Nov.

Enjoy Unique Shops • Delicious Food

7 p.m.); and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at 12, featuring music of Jodie Blackshaw, Julie
UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Information: Giroux, Tchaikovsky, Holst, and Pulitzer Prize
747-8163 or winner Joseph Schwantner.

Outdoor Vendors
The Quartet is dedicated to perform works • Commercial Music Ensemble performs
by 21st Century Composers, primarily female Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 14-16, in the
composers. Fox Fine Arts Studio Theater. The Ensemble,

The Market is the 1st Saturday of each month NMSU Department of Music — Most
directed by Chris Reyman, performs with stu-
dents from the Department of Theatre and
performances are at 7:30 p.m. at the Atkinson
Dance. The piece is an original choreography
The Marketplace Christmas Open House
Music Recital Hall, 1075 N. Horseshoe.
created by dance faculty member Sandra Paola
Admission is free, unless otherwise listed.
López Ramírez and dance students with original
Thursday, Nov. 7 • 5-8 pm
Information: (575) 646-2304 or
music by Reyman and the Ensemble.
• Symphony Band Concert is Thursday, Nov.
Music by The Sullivan Brothers
• “An Evening of Brazilian Piano Music” with
14 with the UTEP Clarinet Choir directed by
guest pianist Justin Badgero Thursday, Nov. 7.
Dr. Jim Logan. The band welcomes guest com-
• Faculty and Guest Artist Recital, “The Music
poser Gabe Musella, Assistant Music Director
of South America for Voice, Piano and Cello” is
of UIL, and Professor Kenny Capshaw on
Saturday, Nov. 9.
trumpet as they premiere a work for solo
The 51st annual NMSU Jazz Festival and Jazz
trumpet and band composed in memory of
Jump Start featured performances are 7:30
those killed Aug. 3, 2019 in El Paso.
p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16, at
• Guest recital featuring Ernest Salem violin, is
NMSU’s Atkinson Music Recital Hall, with guest
Monday, Nov. 18. Salem, Professor of Violin at
artists trombonist Andy Martin and Grammy-
California State University-Fullerton, will be
winning pianist and woodwind player Gordon
accompanied by Alison Edwards, piano. The
Goodwin, leader of the Big Phat Band, along
recital will feature works by Bloch, Schubert,
with violinist Antonio Perez. Ticket informa-
Wienwiaski, and Ravel.
tion: (575) 646-5341 or
• Commercial Music Ensemble concert is
The MasterWorks Chorus, and New
Tuesday, Nov. 19, with original music com-
Horizons Symphony Orchestra present
posed by music students for a UTEP Dance
Mozart’s “Requiem” Thursday and Friday,
performance, with dance student collaborators.
Nov. 21-22. Tickets: $10; free for students.
• UTEP Jazz Ensemble concert is Thursday,
Classical Drinking — Doña Ana Arts Nov. 21, with trombonist Scott Whitfield.
Council hosts its monthly musical series 7:30 to • Fall Studio Recital from thesStudio of
9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, featuring solo Stephanie Meyers is Friday, Nov. 22.
pianist Dena Kay Jones at the DAAC Arts &
EPSO’s ‘The Planets’ — El Paso
Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado in
Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bohuslav
Mesilla. Cost: $15; tickets in advance at
Rattay, performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday and or at the door. Cash bar offered by
Saturday, Nov. 15-16, in the Plaza Theatre.
Dry Point Distillers; non-alcoholic options
Featured is Strauss’s ”Also sprach Zarathustra,”
offered. Information: (575) 523-6403.
John Williams’ ” Star Wars Force Awakens”
EPSYOs Fall Concert — El Paso Suite, and Holst’s ”The Planets” accompanied
Symphony Youth Orchestras, directed by by a film produced by Emmy-nominated
James O. Welsch, perform their opening con- astronomer and visual artist Dr. Jose Francisco
cert of their 14th season at 3 p.m. Sunday, Salgado. Tickets: $9-$45 (Ticketmaster).
Nov. 10, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Information: 532-3776 or
Tickets: $15 ($10 active military, students, sen- The film takes the audience in a journey
iors). Information: 525-8978 or through outer space examining Mars, Jupiter,
Uranus, the Sun, and beyond.
Sunday Afternoon Vespers — A recital Opening notes with Dr. James Welsch are
featuring pianist Vanessa Johnson and mezzo- presented at 6:30 p.m. each night in the
soprano Kristen Boyea is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Philanthropy Theatre next to the Plaza.
Nov. 10, at Zion Lutheran Church, 2800
Pershing. Admission is free and the public is EPCC Music Faculty — El Paso
invited. Information: Community College Music Faculty members
Please see Page 17

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Program Notes ners’ lessons at 7:30 p.m.; no partner or expe-
rience needed. Cost: $6 ($4 youth).
Cont’d from Page 9
Information: (575) 522-1691 or
perform for the public 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Retro Dance Night — DJ Joe Dorgan will
Nov. 17, at El Paso Museum of Art, 1 Arts play the music of the ‘70s and ‘80s for a retro
Festival Plaza. Reception follows in the mezza- dance at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the Sunset
nine. Admission is free. Information: 831-2361 USA Dance — USA Dance Las Cruces NM Afternoon Tea Dance — USA Dance Hall at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing in Sunland
or Chapter 5058, hosts a dance 2:45 to 5 p.m. Chapter 5017 hosts a tea dance 2 to 5 p.m. Park, with cocktails and pizza available. Cost:
Sunday, Nov. 3, at Belton Bridge Center, 1214 Sunday, Nov. 10, at Shundo Ballroom Dance, $5, age 21 and older admitted. Information:
Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society E. Madrid in Las Cruces. Free cha cha dance 120 Paragon. Fox trot dance lesson at 2 p.m., (575) 589-0653, ext. 3 or
— The society presents New Impressions at its lesson with Hannah Cole of Sol Ballroom followed by dancing. Admission: $11; $7 mem-
monthly concert series 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. Dance Center is 2 to 2:45 p.m. Admission: $10 bers and military; with ID. Snacks and drinks Tea Dances — Free tea dances to Big Band
17, at First Christian Church, 1809 El Paseo in ($5 members); free for age 12 and younger. included or BYOB and snacks. Information: and Golden Oldies hits spun by DJ Larry are 1
Las Cruces. The music begins after a short Information: (575) 639-3993 or geraldcarolcar- 345-6432 or on Facebook at USA Dance to 3 p.m. every Monday, plus Fridays except
business meeting. Admission: $10 ($5 mem-, or Facebook. Chapter 5017 Desert Dancers. the last two Fridays of the month, at Memorial
bers; $1 students with ID). Coffee and dessert Park Senior Center, 1800 Byron. Information:
Dance for Kids’ Sake — Big Brother Big ‘New Voices in Dance’ — UTEP 212-2115 or
reception precedes the concert at 6:30 p.m. in
Sisters of El Paso will host its 12th annual local Department of Theater & Dance presents the ation/senior-centers. Dances are also at the
the foyer. Information: Larry Brooks, (575)
take on the show “Dancing with the Stars” at 6 University Dance Company at 7:30 p.m. Wellington Chew Center, 4430 Maxwell, the
640-8752 or
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Plaza Theatre. Thursday and Friday, and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. third Friday of the month.
The concert is also the CD release party for
Local corporate, political and media celebrities Saturday, Nov. 14-16, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts
New Impressions, consisting of Curt Warren
star as dancers and judges to money and Studio Theatre, with new works from up-and- Munson Center Saturday Night Dance
on guitar, Erik Unsworth on double bass and awareness for the needs of more than 100 at- coming choreographers and dance makers — Munson Center, 975 S. Mesquite, Las
Ricky Malichi on drums. risk children and the benefits of Big Brothers from El Paso and beyond. Tickets: $18 ($15 Cruces, hosts its monthly senior dance 4 to 6
Big Sisters mentoring. Admission: $50 (advance alumni with card; UTEP faculty and staff, sen- p.m. on the first Saturday of the month (Nov.
New Horizons Symphony — The sym- 2, Dec. 7). Tickets: $3. Information: (575) 541-
phony presents Mozart’s Requiem at 7:30 p.m. tickets at Ticketmaster) Information: 544-4203, iors, and military; $12 UTEP students and age 4-12). Information: 747-5118, 3000.
Thursday and Friday, Nov. 21-22, at NMSU’s
Aktinson Recital Hall, 1075 Horseshoe, direct- or on Facebook. ‘The Nutcracker’ Ballet — El Paso Ballet
Tigua Social Dancers — Ysleta Del Sur
ed by Jorge Martinez-Rios and featuring Pueblo youth to celebrate and educate about Contra Dance — The Southern New Theatre and UTEP’s 10th annual presentation
Masterworks Chorus directed by Randi Tigua culture for Native American Heritage Mexico Music and Dance Society’s monthly of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet is 7:30 p.m.
Bolding. Admission is free; donations accepted. Month 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Judge contra dance is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30
Reception follows. Information: (575) 521- Marquez Public Library, 610 N. Yarbrough, in 15, at Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6-8, at UTEP’s Magoffin
8771 or the auditorium. Admission is free and refresh- de Santiago in Las Cruces. Music by acoustic Auditorium. Tickets: $20-$35 (Ticketmaster).
ments offered. Information: 212-0600 or elpa- band Cheap Shots from Albuquerque. Caller is Information: 760-6002 or
‘Chichester Psalms’ and ‘Missa di Lonnie Ludeman. The dance begins with begin-
Gloria’ — El Paso Choral Society’s Chorale
and Orchestra, conducted by Prentice Loftin,
presents an extended choral composition in
three movements by Leonard Bernstein
Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Abraham Chavez
Theatre, along with “Missa di Gloria” by
Giacomo Puccini. Time and ticket information:
259-4999 or
Bernstein scored the work, arranged from
the Book of Psalms in the original Hebrew, for
a reduced orchestra, but also made a version
for a smaller ensemble of organ, one harp, and
Holiday Revels, — UTEP Music
Department’s annual gala holiday show is 7:30
p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 25-26, in
UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Music
includes much-loved holiday favorites from
around the world, as well as new choral com-
positions, featuring UTEP University Chorus,
Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers along
with the UTEP Ceremonial Brass and other
guest artists. Refreshments available in lobby
before the performance at 6:30 p.m. Ticket
information: 747-8708 or

November 2019 El Paso Scene Page 17

El Paso Rhinos - The Junior League ice • Friday, Nov. 8: Middle Tennessee
hockey team’s home games are at El Paso • Sunday, Nov. 10: North Texas
County Coliseum Events Center, next to the • Saturday, Nov. 16: Rice, 1 p.m.
Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $5-$30.
UTEP Football — The Miners’ home games
Free to active military with ID. Information:
are at Sun Bowl Stadium. Tickets: $10-$28.
479-PUCK (7825) or
Information: 544-5234 or
• Dallas Snipers. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday,
• 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9: Charlotte
and 4:30 p.m. Sunday Nov. 15-17
• 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30: Rice
• Wichita Thunder, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.
The Miners will play NMSU at 2 p.m. Nov.
27 and Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29-30.
23, at Aggie Stadium in Las Cruces.
El Paso Roller Derby — Home Team
NJCAA Half Marathon — El Paso
Championships are Saturday, Nov. 16, at
Community College will host the 19th annual
Nations Tobin Recreation Center, 8831
National Junior College Athletic Association
Railroad. First bout begins at 6 p.m., second at
men’s and women’s half marathon champi-
7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 in advance; $12 at the
onships Saturday, Nov. 23, featuring EPCC’s
door; $5 for military (active and vet only); free
and other schools’ nationally ranked Half
for age 10 and younger. Information: (623)

Don’t Forget the Pie!

Marathon athletes. Race time is 9 a.m. for
285-4670,, or on Facebook
women; 9:15 a.m. for men. Spectator admis-
at eprollerderby.
sion is free; Ascarate park entrance per vehicle
Borderland Roller Derby — The derby’s
Y ou ha ve your t urke y
is $2. Information:
annual Naughty vs. Nice Bout is 6 p.m. Sunday,
Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf
You have your s tuff ing Nov. 17, at El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging
Classic — The 45th annual event is Nov. 24-
Arena, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $10; ($7 with
But wait…. you’re forgetting something! military ID; $1 for ages 10 and younger) at
26 at El Paso Country Club. The event features
America’s top college golfers. Ping putting con-
D on’t wo rry or si gh Information: border-
test and Titleist Long Drive Contest is 9 a.m. to or on Facebook.
We ha ve your f avo ri te h olid ay pi e!
noon Sunday. Rounds beginning at 8 a.m.
Monday and Tuesday. Spectators admitted free.
Reserve your Pies today!! College sports Information: 533-4416, ext. 205, or
El Paso: 1500 Airway •  7144 Gateway East • 4757 Hondo Pass • 2929 N. Mesa Miners Hockey Club — The UTEP hockey
6440 N. Mesa • 7801 N. Mesa •  2275 Trawood •  1331 N. Zaragoza team’s home games are at El Paso County NMSU Aggies Football — The Aggies’
Las Cruces: 1435 S. Valley •  445 S. Telshor Coliseum Events Center, 4100 E. Paisano. home games in November are 2 p.m. Saturdays
Tickets: $7. Information: 491-7879 or miner- at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces. Tickets: $10-$30(Ticketmaster). Information:
• Nov. 1-2: Grand Canyon. Games are 10:30 (575) 646-1420 or
p.m. Friday, and 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The Aggies take on Incarnate World (UIW) on
• Nov. 29-30: North Texas; 10:30 p.m. both Nov. 16.
nights. The season closes with the Battle of I-10
against UTEP Saturday, Nov. 23.
UTEP Women’s Soccer — The final game
of the season is 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, vs.
UTSA at University Field. Ticket information: Also
747-6150 or
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino —
UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. Live simul-
open their season with five home games, the cast of the Breeders’ Cup is Friday and
first four against New Mexico teams. Game Saturday, Nov. 1-2. Information: (575) 874-
time is 7 p.m. at the Don Haskins Center. 5200 or
Information: 747-5234 or
Special Olympics Fall Games — The
• Tuesday, Nov. 5: New Mexico Highlands
2019 fall games run through Dec. 7. Spectator
• Tuesday, Nov. 12: New Mexico State
admission to competitions is free. Information:
• Friday, Nov. 15: Eastern New Mexico
533-8229 or
• Tuesday, Nov. 19: New Mexico
• Saturday, Nov. 2: Bowling Tournament, 9:30
• Wednesday, Nov. 27: East Central (Okla.)
a.m. to 7 p.m. at Bowl El Paso, 11114
The Miners travel to Las Cruces to play
Pellicano. Singles at 9:30 a.m. with teams and
NMSU at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3.
doubles 1 to 7 p.m.
UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home • Friday, Nov. 15: Volleyball Tournament, 6 to
games are in the Don Haskins Center. Ticket 8 p.m. at Del Valley Elementary, 9251 Escobar.
information: 747-5234 or • Saturday, Nov. 16: Powerlifting Tournament
• 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2: St. Mary’s (Texas), is 9 a.m. at Hardcore Fitness Center, 1523
exhibition game. Goodyear. Weigh-in begins at 8 a.m.
• Away game, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at
Competition — The 8th annual competition
• 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, Alcorn State
begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Soto
• 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, New Mexico
Physical Fitness Center on Fort Bliss. Events
• 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23: New Mexico State
include a Log Press, Tire Flip, Farmer’s Walk,
UTEP Thanksgiving Classic is Nov. 29-30.
Axle Deadlift and SUV Pull. Trophies for the
UTEP plays Western Michigan at 3:30 p.m.
top three finishers and t-shirts for all partici-
Friday and Georgia State at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
pants. Registration required by Nov. 7. Cost:
UTEP Volleyball — Home games are at $30 ($25 DOD ID cardholders). Information:
Memorial Gym. Friday games are 6 p.m. 744-5201 (Ironworks Gym East); or 568-2892
Sunday games are 1 p.m. unless otherwise list- (Ironworks Gym West).
ed. Ticket information: 747-6150 or utepathlet-
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Sports Hotel Lodging Association Golf Running events campus, 9750 Gateway North. Cost: $25
Tournament — El Paso Hotel Lodging through Nov. 8; $30 Nov. 9-10. Team dis-
Cont’d from Page 18 Day of the Dead Series 2019 — Daily
Association’s 16th annual tournament is 9 a.m. counts for 10 or more. Information: spar-
Friday, Nov. 8, at Butterfield Trail Golf Course. 50K, 10K, 5K, marathon and half marathon; online registration at
Cost: $125 single player; $450 team of four. events are 7 a.m. Thursday through Sunday,
Competitors can practice with the strongman Oct. 31-Nov. 3, at La Llorona Park on
implements at Ironworks Gym East, Building Picacho, in Las Cruces. Early start at 6 a.m. Run Internacional: The U.S.-Mexico
T2070 Anzio Way, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday Girls Golf — First Tee of Greater El Paso’s optional. Packet pickup is 5:30 a.m. at race day 10K Run — The annual 10K race is 8 a.m.
through Friday. next LPGA/USGA golf events for girls ages 7-17 on the starting line. Registration: or Saturday, Nov. 16, beginning at 300 Olivas V.
are 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 and Aoy Avenue (at S. Stanton), with a route linking
Locomotive FC open tryouts — El Paso El Paso and Juárez. Route goes by Southwest
Dec. 14, at Ascarate Golf Course, 6900 Delta.
Locomotive FC hosts open tryouts for its 2020 Voice Against Crime 5 Mile — The 13th University Park, San Jacinto Plaza, through
Participation is free. Information: thefirsttee-
soccer season Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23- annual 5 mile run is for victims of crime is 8 Segundo Barrio and across the Stanton Street Registration:
24, at the Locomotive Training Facility at the a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at Ascarate Park Pavilion, Bridge into Juarez past Mision de Guadalupe,
Westside Sports Complex. Registration fee is Turkey Shoot-out Golf Tournament — 6900 Delta, and ends at the Crime Victims’ Juárez Cathedral. Finish line in Juárez outside of
$95 per player; must be 18 years or older. Fee The four-man golf scramble tournament is 8:30 Memorial, 610 Yarbrough. Transportation back the MUREF, next to Monumento JRZ. Entry
includes at least three matches, two a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Underwood Golf to Ascarate Park provided at the memorial. fee: $25. No race day registration or packet
Locomotive shirts, and ticket voucher for the Complex on Fort Bliss. Entry fee: $60 (by Nov. Walk is free; park fees waived 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. pickup. Limited to 1,500 participants. Entry
2020 season. Registration through Nov. 20 at 22); includes lunch and a turkey to take home. that day. Information: Paty Baca at form at Sign up in the Pro Shop. Open to the public, All runners must have a passport, permanent
age 18 and older. Information: 568-1059. resident card or other government-approved
Franklin Mountains Trail Run — The
Golf ultra marathon, half-marathon, 5K and 10K trail crossing identification.

First Tee Desert Classic — Rotary Club

Motor sports runs and King and Queen Race are Friday Flying Horse Half Marathon — The half-
of West El Paso’s 10th annual golf tournament Arroyo Seco Raceway — The Southern through Sunday, Nov. 8-10, at Franklin marathon, 10K and 5K runs hosted by Race El
in memory of Jonathan Rogers begins with a New Mexico track is located off Hwy 549, off Mountains State Park. Information: trailracin- Paso are 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 23, at
shotgun start at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at I-10 at the Akela exit. Call for ticket prices and 100 Richard White in Anthony, Texas.
Fort Bliss’ Underwood Golf Course (Sunrise times. Information: (575) 494-4794 or Friday: King/Queen race begins at 7:15 a.m. at Registration: $75 half marathon; $45 10K; $35
Course). Four-person scramble. Cost: $150. Munday’s Gap Trail Head. The race offers dif- 5K. Military discounts offered. Online registra-
Information: 252-6511, Motorcycle Trackdays are Nov. 2 and 9. ferent routes of 3.5-8 miles. tion at
Proceeds benefit the First Tee of Greater El ASMA Motorcycle Roadracing is Saturday and Saturday: 50K race is 6 a.m. and 27K is 7 a.m.
at the Upper Sunset parking lot. Iron Turkey 5K — UTEP’s Phi Delta
Paso along with other community projects . Sunday Nov. 9-10. Theta’s 10th annual 5K Run and 1-mile Walk is
ASR Drags Bracket Series is Sunday, Nov. 17. Sunday: Half Marathon is 7 a.m., 10k race is
JLV Memorial Fund Golf Tournament 7:30 a.m. and 5K race is 8 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov.
— The 10th annual golf tournament for men’s Vado Speedway Park — 15900 Stern in Cost: $110 50K; $90 27K; $85 half marathon; 28, at Whole Foods Market, 100 Pitt. Proceeds
cancer awareness begins with a shotgun start at Vado, N.M. The track’s Turkey Bowl sprint car $70 10K; $45 5K; $65 King & Queen; online at benefit ALS Association of New Mexico. Cost:
noon Saturday, Nov. 2, at Ascarate Golf racing is Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29-30. $25 through Nov. 25; $30 Nov. 26-27; no race
Course, 6900 Delta. Registration at 11 a.m. Gates open at 2 p.m. racing begins at 4. day registration or packet pickup. Information:
Cost: $85 per person for 4-Fun flight; $100 per Reserved: $18; general $15; youth (6-11) $5; R.E.D. 5K — Spartyka Foundation presents Chris Rowley, 478-5663. Registration at
person for 3-Man Competitive flight. Pit Pass $35. Information: (575) 524-7913, the “Remember Everyone Deployed” 5K race
Information: 778-3153, or or on Facebook. and 1-mile walk at 8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at
on Facebook at jlvmenscancerawareness. Take 1-10 Exit 155, then 1/5 mile north. El Paso Community College Transmountain
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Sports branches; registration at Winter sports Tickets at Information: 534-
Team competition is four runners: $80 per 0600,, or on Facebook.
Cont’d from Page 19 Public Ice Skating — “Holidays on Ice”
team through Nov. 16 in person or online; Regular ice skating hours are 4 to 9 p.m.
$100 per tea; online only Nov. 17-21. public skating hours are 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays, Monday through Wednesday, 4 to 11 p.m.
YMCA Turkey Trot — The 43rd annual noon to 3 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Thursday and Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday
Pearl Harbor Triathlon — White Sands Sundays, and noon to 3 p.m. holidays, beginning and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Special holiday
Thanksgiving Day 5K run, 5K team challenge Missile Range Bell Gym presents the 5K
and 3K fun walk benefiting the YMCA’s Strong Friday, Nov. 1, at the El Paso County Coliseum hours to be announced.
Run/30K Bike/400M Swim is 9 a.m. Saturday, Events Center, 4100 Paisano. All ages wel-
Teens Campaign begin at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at White Sands Aquatic Center, Ski Apache — Ruidoso’s 750-acre ski and
Nov. 28, at YMCA offices, 808 Montana (at St. come. Admission: $12; $10 military (skate
Building 462 Flagler Street. Cost: $60 individual rental included). Spectator admission is free. snowboarding area offers 11 lifts and 55 trails.
Vrain). The Turkey Trot is the oldest road race through Nov. 25; $65 after. Team fee: $70 Tentative opening date is Nov. 28 (weather
in El Paso, and follows the Sun Bowl Parade Information: 479-PUCK (7825),
through Nov. 25; $75 after ($10 military dis- or on Facebook at El Paso permitting). Ski Apache Snow Report number is
route. Cost: $25 per event through Nov. 22; count). Registration at (575) 257-9011. Information: (575) 464-3600
$30 Nov. 22-27; $35 on race day. Information: Hockey Association.
In November, skating also offered noon to 3 or
584-9622. Entry forms available at all YMCA The free family Party on the Mountain event
p.m. Monday, Nov. 11 (Veterans Day); 11 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, Nov. 25-29; is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, with food,
5-10 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 25-26. entertainment, raffles, gondola rides, hiking and
Hours are noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 more. Discounted season passes offered.
(no evening skating). No public skating Friday, Ruidoso Winter Park — The snow play
Nov. 15. area at 1200 Ski Run Road in Alto, N.M. fea-
WinterFest — El Paso Live with the tures giant tubes, a kidz korral, family zip line
Hospitals of Providence and Providence and other activities. Tentative opening date is
Children’s Hospital, hosts ice skating Nov. 23- Nov. 28 (weather permitting). Hours are 10

Jan. 5 in Downtown’s Arts Festival Plaza. a.m. to 5 p.m. (8 p.m. designated nights).
Skating is $8 ($7 military; $5 age 5 and Tickets: $26.50 ($21.25 age 4-17; free for age 3
younger). Spectator admission is free. Season and younger). Zip line rides: $8 ($5 with tub-
passes; $45, good for one session per day. ing); $22 for three rides. Information: (575)
336-7079 or

hen it comes to coincidences,

how much of a coincidence
does it have to be to wonder if
it’s more than a coincidence?
I tend to be very conservative about
making claims that anything rises to the
level of a miraculous sign. Yet some-
thing happened to me the other day that
definitely made me wonder. thought matching the passage from
I begin each morning with reading the Psalms was an incredible coincidence by
Bible. Recently I’ve been reading one itself, now I was looking at another
Psalm and one chapter from equally unlikely coincidence that
Deuteronomy. On this particular morn- occurred in tandem with the first. I had
ing my selections were Psalm 67 and written down two passages from the
Deuteronomy 10. I often copy a verse or Bible, and both were highlighted on this
two that catch my attention; on this website’s home page
morning I jotted down Psalm 67:1-2 and There are over 30,000 verses in the
Deut. 10:12-13. Bible. From a mathematical standpoint,
I had been thinking about committing the odds of something like this happen-
more Bible verses to memory, and the ing would have to be astronomical. Even
Deuteronomy verses in particular struck if you take into account that only a
me as good ones to memorize. A couple select portion of biblical verses are like-
of days earlier a friend at church had ly to be considered as memory verses,
mentioned that he used a Bible memo- the chances might still be well over one
rization app. After writing down the in a million.
Deuteronomy passage, I decided to But does the math really matter? What
check it out, but I couldn’t remember the do you do when you’re face to face with
name of the app. So I googled “bible something that seems so out of the ordi-
memory apps” to see if I could find one nary? In a world with billions of people,
that appealed to me. strange things are bound to happen. But
In doing so, I stumbled across a web- when you’re the individual on the
site,, which wasn’t receiving end of such an unlikely event,
an app but offered worship music and do you just chalk it up to coincidence?
visual art to aid scripture memorization. Or do you wonder if it might be a sign
On the home page, the featured verses of something significant?
were Psalm 67:1-3. That hit me as one When I’ve shared this story, many
heck of a coincidence. What were the friends have asked me what God might
odds that these verses displayed so be telling me. Frankly, I don’t know if
prominently on the website would be the God was communicating a concrete
ones I had just written down in my jour- message. Maybe the meaning of all this
nal? may be revealed over time, but mean-
Then the cynic in me said it would while, I think the most important lesson
have been even more impressive if the is being reminded of God’s presence.
featured verses were Deut. 10:12-13, Sometimes all we need is for God to
because that’s what started me on this whisper that He is here and that He
web-surfing quest. Then I noticed that cares.
on the right side of the website’s home
page were four “other recent verses.” Randy Limbird is editor of
The last one listed was Deut. 10:12-13. El Paso Scene. Comments?
Needless to say, I was taken aback. I Send to

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Center: Tony the Tiger at this year’s
Peter Piper Pizza Sun Bowl Punt,
Pass & Kick competition.
Left: A float in the 2010 Sun Bowl
Parade celebrates the annual
WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl
Basketball Invitational.
Right: El Paso Live hosts the annual
Fan Fiesta at the Convention Center.
Photos courtesy Sun Bowl Association

A Sun Bowl of Frosted Flakes

Tony the Tiger ushers in new era of Sun Bowl history
Sun Bowl Calendar

Story by Lisa Kay Tate
The Sun Bowl calendar began May
21 this year with the Helen of Troy
ne of the country’s oldest bowl seating to 50,000 in the early 1980s. This Fiesta, and the All-America Golf Classic,
Sun Court Charm Camp. Deadline for
games will celebrate its 86th year year, Olivas said, the stadium will make which are free to spectators.”
applications for the Sun Bowl Sun
with a new title sponsor that hear- take out some seats to improve access for The Sun Bowl Parade continues to be one
Court were due in June, and the coro-
kens back to the game’s very beginnings. the disabled, and as well as to enhance the of most popular events for the public. Now nation was Aug. 4 at the El Paso
The game began in El Paso High School’s entire game experience for all attendees. in its 83rd year the parade has also taken a Country Club.
Tiger Stadium, and another tiger now One of the most significant changes to new title sponsor as the Oscar Leeser’s The Helen of Troy Sun Bowl From
serves as the official sponsor. the game over the years, he added, is being Hyundai of El Paso Sun Bowl Parade. Boys to Men Forum was Sept. 19.
Despite the new name, the Tony the Tiger aligned since 2011 with Pacific 12 It started out as part of the Sun Bowl The Peter Piper Pizza Sun Bowl Punt,
Sun Bowl will carry on many traditions Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference. events closer to the game, but has been a Pass & Kick competition was held
spanning the calendar and will continue to This has helped the Sun Bowl get a better Thanksgiving Day tradition since 1978. Oct. 9 at Sun Bowl Stadium.
include such time-honored traditions as the pick of teams, since there are so many “The parade used to coincide with the The Sun Bowl Art Exhibit will be
Sun Court, Sun Bowl Art Exhibit and the bowl games now competing for schools. game, but the weather is more preferable Nov. 14 through early January at
Sun Bowl Parade, as well as the annual “In the past, you really had to fight for in November for it,” Olivas said. the International Museum of Art.
collegiate golf and basketball tournaments teams, but it works out well for us with The parade route has also seen several The Sun Bowl Marathon All-
that also have their own history going back these conferences,” Olivas said. changes, he added. “It used to wind America Golf Classic will be Nov.
decades. Olivas said making teams feel welcome through Downtown, then it moved from 24-26 at El Paso Country Club.
is one thing that the Sun Bowl does well. Copia to Mesa, but now moves from Ochoa The 83rd annual Sun Bowl Parade is
The El Paso High Bowl “We want to make sure the teams and to Mesa.” The current route is 2.7 miles. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, begin-
fans receive a level of generosity they Special Events Director Joe Daubach said ning 10 a.m. at Montana and Ochoa.
The Sun Bowl, first played in 1935, is the
won’t get in other towns,” Olivas said. the parade had some ups in downs in terms Selection Sunday is 12:30 to 2:30
second oldest game in the country (the
“We roll out the red carpet for them, and of participation. In the 1970s, he said, the p.m. Dec. 8 at Sunland Park
Rose Bowl has been played annually since
treat them as honored guests to our city.” parade was considered for national televi- Racetrack and Casino. Football teams
1916). The original Sun Bowl wasn’t
He noted that in other, larger cities that sion. When the parade moved to its for this year’s game will be
played at the Sun Bowl, and it wasn’t even
host bowl games, a bowl game is merely Thanksgiving Day date this idea was announced at about 1:30.
a college game.
part of a greater pool of tourism-driven dropped, although the area parade is now YMCA Sun Bowl Basketball Skills
“The first Sun Bowl was held on Jan. 1
attractions. But in El Paso, the Sun Bowl is aired regionally on KTSM television. Camp is Dec. 15 at UTEP’s Memorial
of 1935 at El Paso High School, and was
the biggest attraction the week after El Paso Downtown Lions Club originally
between two high school teams, an all-star
Christmas, Olivas said, emphasizing that organized the parade, and many local busi- The 58th Annual WestStar Bank Don
team from El Paso’s high schools, and a Haskins Sun Bowl Basketball
city leaders, businesses and residents join nesses were involved, but over the years,
team from Ranger, Texas,” said Bernie Invitational is Dec. 16-17 at the Don
together to make it as special for the visit- participation declined. Today, there are
Olivas, executive director of the Sun Bowl Haskins Center, with the Kent State
ing teams and fans as it is for residents. more non-profits that take part, and the
Association. That inaugural game raised Golden Flashes, UC Irvine Anteaters,
In addition, the actual “Sun Bowl” activi- parade has grown beyond its original size.
money for an orphanage and local under- North Carolina A&T Aggies and the
ties begin more than a month in advance, “When I started in here in 2002, it was a
privileged children, as well as to help with UTEP Miners.
with such events as the Sun Bowl Art struggle to get eight floats in the parade,”
renovations for El Paso High’s stadium. Price’s Give ‘Em Five Sun Bowl
Exhibition, the All-America Golf Classic, Daubach said,” but now we get at least 20
The game featured college teams begin- Cheer Camp is 2:30-4:30 p.m. Dec.
and the Sun Bowl Parade all taking place floats and the quality has gotten better
ning in its second year, in a matchup 30 at the El Paso Convention Center.
in November. every year.
between New Mexico State and Hardin- The 22nd Annual Tony the Tiger Sun
“We still have all the parade standards
Simmons. In 1938, the game moved to Sun Bowl Parade Bowl Fan Fiesta presented by El Paso
that go with it, such as floats, bands,
Kidd Field at El Paso’s College of Mines Live is 4-8 p.m. Dec. 30 at the El
equestrian groups, mariachis and folklorico
and Metallurgy, what is now UTEP. While the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl game Paso Convention Center.
and other groups that will fit within the
“The game was played at Kidd Field usually falls on the final day of the year, Sun Bowl Pregame Fan Party pre-
two-hour television slot,” he said.
from 1938 to 1962, before the new Sun other events associated with the Sun Bowl
Daubach said elements like professional sented by Visit El Paso is 8:30-11:30
Bowl Stadium was built in 1963,” Olivas span the annual calendar.
float building workshops, and a large a.m. Dec. 31 at Glory Road and Sun
said. The first Sun Bowl game at the new “We have about 18 different events
building space for participants has helped Bowl Drive
stadium featured SMU and Oregon attached to the Sun Bowl throughout the
maintain enthusiasm, but picking motivat- The 86th Annual Tony the Tiger Sun
The game has been played ever since at year, and most of them are open to the
ing themes and parade leaders is also part Bowl Game begins at noon Dec. 31 at
the Sun Bowl, which itself has grown community and free of charge,” Olivas Sun Bowl Stadium.
along with the game, increasing stadium said. “This includes events like the Fan Please see Page 22

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Sun Bowl “To see us go from 8 to 20 floats has best work from regional artists, she added.
Cont’d from Page 21 What’s in a name? really been a turning point for us,” he said. This month’s show runs Nov. 14 to the
He said he hopes to see this effort contin- beginning of January. Opening reception is
The 2019 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl ue, especially since families are getting 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14.
of the task. This year Daubach said they marks its first year under a new title younger generations involved. As the museum is located along the
have picked a theme that hasn’t been tack- sponsor, but the Sun Bowl has had six “We now have children and grandchil- parade route, the museum often hosts a
led by anyone else, and keeps in line with other title sponsors since 1986, as dren of volunteers still interested in keep- viewing party for honored guests to enjoy
the larger-than-life image of Tony the well as going without one in 1994 and ing this parade going for generations,” he both the parade and exhibit.
Tiger Sun Bowl title sponsor: 1995. Here’s what the game has been said. Quirarte said the exhibit has been very
“Bobbleheads on Parade.” Floats can be called: consistent in the both the number and qual-
themed after nearly anything the entrants • John Hancock Sun Bowl (1987-88) Sun Bowl Art Exhibit ity of artwork showcased throughout the
want, but all characters, and statues must • John Hancock Bowl (1989–93) years.
be created with bobblehead characteristics. • Norwest Bank Sun Bowl (1996) One way the Sun Bowl exposes guests to
“We get around 150 paintings from local
Grand Marshal will be Austin High • Norwest Sun Bowl (1997–98) the cultural beauty of the area is through
and regional artists,” she said. “We usually
School graduate Ron Stallworth, author of • Wells Fargo Sun Bowl (1999–2003) the Sun Bowl Art Exhibit, that has been a
fill two galleries.”
the book “Black Klansman,” about his • Vitalis Sun Bowl (2004–05) part of Sun Bowl festivities since 1949.
experience as a police officer during an • Brut Sun Bowl (2006–09) The exhibit was originally called the Sun Spreading the word
investigation of the KKK in the 1970s. The • Hyundai Sun Bowl (2010-18) Carnival Art Exhibit, and is the
book was the basis for the 2018 Academy • Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl (2019) Southwest’s longest running art exhibit. The Sun Bowl’s methods of promoting its
Award-nominated film “BlacKkKlansman” International Museum of Art Director events have taken full advantage of the
directed by Spike Lee. Mitzi Quirarte was once a participating ever-expanding communications technolo-
academic and career success, at the Helen artist in the exhibit, and said it has gy. This has resulted in not only a relation-
Sun Court and volunteers of Troy Sun Court Charm Camp in the achieved a status as one of the primary ship spanning more than a half-century
spring. Young men can participate in the exhibits in the city. with a major television network, but now
One continual presence in the parade is “We’re the second largest show in El
Boys to Men Camp in the fall.
the Sun Court, and the Sun Queen and her Paso, just behind Arts International,” she
The Grand Marshal and Sun Court may
court has been part of the Sun Bowl as said. Both are juried to include some of the
be some of the more recognizable faces in Please see Page 23
long as the game has been played. The
the parade, but its driving force is the vol-
court is made up of 10 to 14 “Princesses,”
unteers, who work on floats and help with
with one Queen and Lady-in Waiting cho-
other elements of the parade all year long.
sen. All of them must be full time college
Daubach said they expect about 250,000
students in good academic standing, and
turning out to watch the parade this year.
have a good knowledge and enthusiasm for
“We have been very fortunate to have
both the Sun Bowl and El Paso.
some wonderful volunteers,” he said. “The
“They are the ambassadors for the Sun
local LDS (Latter Day Saints) Church has
Bowl,” Olivas said, as their presence at
provided us with around 600 volunteers
public events, both Sun Bowl affiliated
each year that clean the parade route after
events and other community happenings, is
the parade. By the time the parade reaches
helping people stay enthusiastic about it.
the end of the route, the areas near the start
Over the years, fewer bowl games have
are already completely cleaned up.”
queens and courts, the Rose Bowl and
Daubach said seeing the parade grow as
Fiesta Bowl being among the last remain-
much as it has in recent years is important
ing, but the Sun Bowl Court still remains
to the image of the entire Sun Bowl calen-
an El Paso tradition.
dar, as events like the golf classic are held
Members of the court also help young
earlier in the year, the parade is when peo-
girls in grades 8 through 10 learn self-
ple really feel the holiday season, along
esteem and etiquette as well as focus on
with the Sun Bowl, is on its way.

Getting in the game

Since 2011, the Sun Bowl has drawn
from teams from the Pacific 12
Conference (PAC-12) and Atlantic Coast
Conference (ACC).
Teams are announced in early
December, with picks of No. 3-7 for
each conference. Here’s a quick run
down of who’s who in each league, as
well as what other bowls get to host
these teams: Baylor edged out Arizona 20-15 in the
The PAC-12 are California Golden 1992 Sun Bowl.
Bears, Oregon Ducks, Oregon State Seminoles, Maryland Terrapins, North
Beavers, Stanford Cardinals, Carolina State Wolfpack and Wake
Washington Huskies and Washington Forest Demon Deacons in the Atlantic
State Cougars in the North Division, and Division; and Duke Blue Devils,
Arizona Wildcats, Arizona State Sun Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Miami
Devils, Colorado Buffaloes, Southern Hurricane, North Carolina Tar Heels,
California Trojans, UCLA Bruins and Virginia Cavaliers and Virginia Tech
Utah Utes in the Southern Division. Hokies in the Coastal Division.
Bowls in the selection for these teams Bowls in the selection for these teams
are the Rose Bowl (College Football are the Citrus Bowl (College Football
Playoff) in Pasadena, Calif., Fiesta Bowl Playoff), and Camping World Bowl,
in Glendale, Ariz., Alamo Bowl in San both in Orlando, Fla., Belk Bowl in
Antonio, Holiday Bowl in San Diego, Charlotte, N.C., New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Calif., Redbox Bowl in Santa Clara, in Bronx, N.Y., and Taxslayer Gator
Calif., Vegas Bowl in Las Vegas, Nev. Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla.
and Cheez-It Bowl in Phoenix, Ariz. This year’s Selection Sunday
The ACC teams are Boston College Announcement is scheduled for Dec. 8
Eagles, Clemson Tigers, Florida State at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino.

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Sun Bowl named their first title sponsor, the Sun
Bowl was facing having to end its lengthy
Cont’d from Page 22 run among college bowls, but sponsorship
helped them not only stay alive, but con-
social media users have even more ways to tinue to meet demands in the growing
world of college championship and bowl EPHS Alumni Tours — Tours of the cen- Hall of Honor banquet — El Paso County
learn about the game’s happenings. tury-old El Paso High School building, 800 E. Historical Society’s 59th annual banquet is 6 to
Media Relations Director Eddie Morelos games.
“When I started here in the 1980s there Schuster, are noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Doubletree by
said ways of promoting the game has been with history, ghost stories and a visit to the Hilton Hotel 600 N. El Paso. Silent auction will
one of the most visible changes over the were 16 big bowl games, but more and
more kept being created,” Olivas said. “In new Alumni Museum. No handicapped access. be held. Ticket information: 533-3603, elpaso-
years, as in the past people awaited Sun Cost: $10; $5 for students 18 and under with or on Facebook.
Bowl announcements through local news 2020, there will be 43 bowl games. You
can’t keep a bowl game today without a school ID; free age 6 and younger with paid This year’s honorees are Ron Dawson, Betty
sources such as newspapers, and later tele- adult. Information: Moor MacGuire, Fred Morton and John Peak.
vision. Now, the options have significantly title sponsor.”
increased. When this year’s newest sponsor, Tony Fort Bayard Tours — Fort Bayard Historic
the Tiger, was announced, Olivas said ‘Between Two Worlds’ — The free pro-
“In the year, we have really increased our gram on the lives of Mormon settlers in
Preservation Society host walking tours of the
presence on social media,” Morelos said. there is reason the name is very specific, historic fort 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at each Saturday
Colonia Juarez and El Paso” is 11:30 a.m. to 1
“We’re on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, as opposed to being named for “Kellogg’s” at Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark, six
p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at El Paso Community
Snapchat and on YouTube.” or “Frosted Flakes,” the cereal and compa- miles east of Silver City, N.M. off U.S. 180.
College Valle Verde Campus, 915 Hunter, and
One aspect of traditional media hasn’t ny for whom this mascot is associated. Tour begins at Commanding Officer’s Quarter
7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at El Paso
changed much over the years. The Sun “Kellogg’s has an initiative called and museum (House 26). Tour takes about 90
Museum of History, 510 N. Santa Fe.
Bowl has had one of the longest relation- ‘Mission Tiger,’ that helps middle Information: 831-2435 or
minutes; call for time. Admission is free.
ships with a television network of any schools,” Olivas explained. “It works to Presented by EPCC Professor Lisa Elliott, the
Information: (575) 388-4477 or (575) 574-8779
bowl game. help recognize, support and maintain mid- program will share the history of the Mormon
or (970) 222-2433. Web:
“This year will be CBS’s 52nd consecu- dle school athletic programs, and Tony the Colonies in Mexico. Participants will hear
Fort Bayard served as an army post from
tive year to air the game,” Olivas said, Tiger is the face of this.” directly from people whose lives are connected
1866 to 1899 and army tuberculosis hospital
“and we just signed a contract with them Moreles said the new sponsor will play a to the Colonies. Attendees will receive items
from 1899 to 1920.
through 2025, so there will be at least 58 starring role. “We want to make it known and guidelines to help them in collecting their Braintrust Bag Lunch — The free monthly
consecutive years now.” we are the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl,” he own heritage. outdoor mini-lecture series at Magoffin Home
said. “We have been doing this through State historic Site, 1120 Magoffin is noon
Doña Ana County Genealogical
Enter Tony the Tiger developing posters and other media, as
Society — The society presents “Look What I
Wednesday, Nov. 13. Guest speaker to be
well as word of mouth.” announced. Bring a bagged lunch and some
The Sun Bowl was the first bowl game to Olivas feels this year holds special mean- Found in Grandpa’s Barn” 2 to 3 p.m.
friends. Information: 533-5147, visitmagoffin-
take on a title sponsor, when it became the ing for the game, as it started with an Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Thomas Branigan or Facebook.
John Hancock Sun Bowl in 1986. Olivas intent to help raise money as a way to help Library, 200 E. Picacho in Las Cruces, as part
said there was some criticism from other area youth, and it now bears the name and of its regular meeting. Guests may sign up to History Notes Lecture Series — The
bowl games as making them a “sell-out,” the face of another program benefiting give a brief presentation about what they have monthly program is 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14,
then having a sponsor helped bring much young people. found in your grandparents barn. Carl Hundley at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main,
needed improvements and attention to the “We’ve come full circle this year,” Olivas will help with any photos or details people Las Cruces. Jeff Scweln will talk on “Las Gorras
game. This is especially true in a time said, “From Tiger Stadium to Tony the might want to include. Information: (575) 527- Blancas: The Fence-Cutting Knight Riders of
when the number of bowl games was Tiger.” 1833 or New Mexico.” Admission is free. Information:
growing exponentially. At the time they (575) 541-2154 or

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Cactus Fest — El Paso Cactus and Rock El Paso Zoo — 4001 E. Paisano. Entrance
Club hosts its Cactus Appreciation Celebration hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at El is $12 for ages 13 to 59; $9 for ages 60 and
Paso Garden Center, 3105 Grant (Memorial older and active duty military (including spouse)
Park), with presentations and advice various with ID; $7.50 ages 3 to 12; and free for ages 2
experts, book and plant sale, door prizes and and under. Zoo members admitted free.
refreshments. Admission is free. Information: Information: 212-0966,, or on
Peter Beste, 755-3558, and a.m. to noon. David Soules, a local sportsman • A Women’s Hike is 7 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, Facebook at ElPasoZoo.
on Facebook at epcrc. and conservation advocate, will lead an outing on Directisimo Trail up to the junction and Zoospecto Patronum wizarding world event is
Presentation on the Living Rock Cacti at 9:30 to Aerial Target #22. The 1-mile hike provides back down. 2 to 8 p.m. Nov. 16, with butter beer,
a.m., with a cooking demonstration at 10:30 a ground level view of what remains of a giant • Last Sunday hike is 7 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, Triwizard Tournament obstacle course,
a.m. and “Amazing Cacti from Chile” presenta- bull’s eye as seen from the air. up Directisimo Trail. “Hogwarts Express,” and more. Tickets avail-
tion at 11:30 a.m. Scientist Saturday Morning — A scientist Chihuahuan Desert Conference — The able at the gate.
Natural History Outings — Southwest from the Asombro Institute for Science CDEC sponsored conference is Nov. 6-8 at El El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society
Environmental Center of Las Cruces offers Education hosts a day of exploring and learning Paso Zoo, 4001 E Paisano, in celebration of the — The society’s general meeting is 7 p.m.
“Back by Noon” field trips departing Saturdays about the desert ages 8 a.m. to noon the first zoo’s new Chihuahuan Desert Exhibit. Keynote Monday, Nov. 18, at UTEP’s Centennial
from the center at 275 Downtown Mall, Las Saturday of each month at Chihuahuan Desert speaker is El Paso Zoo Animal Curator John Museum, 500 W. University. Benny Pol will talk
Cruces. Hikes are free, and open to the public, Nature Park 56501 N. Jornada, Las Cruces. Kiseda. Registration deadline is Oct. 30. and show images about his “Island Adventures.”
but space is limited and advance registration Admission is free. Information: (575) 524-3334 Information: Rick LoBello, 217-4233, lobel- Information: Scott, 581-6071, trans-pecos-
required; registration opens three weeks or or or on Facebook.
before each hike. Half of slots in each trip The Nov. 2 theme is “Thankful for Thorns!” The society is planning a birding trip in the
with activities focused on the adaptations that
‘Christmas Bird Count’ talk — Thomas
reserved for center members. Some minor fees Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho in mountains of Colombia, South America Feb.
may apply. Reservations: (575) 522-5552. allow desert plants and animals to defend 29-March 9. Reservations: $200 deposit by
Las Cruces, will give a free presentation for all
Information: or on Facebook. themselves. Scavenger hunts and prizes avail- Nov. 26. Information: Mark Perkins, 637-3521
ages on the annual Christmas Bird Count at 2
• Nov. 2: A “Mass Extinctions and Climate able. Free snacks and refreshments provided. or
p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Roadrunner
Change” hike is 8 a.m. to noon to Prehistoric DinoTracks Tour — Insights Science Room, presented by Mark Pendleton, of the
Track-ways National Monument. Local fossil
Festival of the Cranes — The 32nd annual
Center hosts its monthly 3-mile DinoTracks Mesilla Valley Audubon Society. event is Tuesday through Sunday, Nov. 19-24,
enthusiast and forensic chemist Jim Enright will tour 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at Mt. Cristo Information, registration: (575) 528-4005 or at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
take hikers to Prehistoric Trackways National Rey in Sunland Park. Cost: $15 (age 5 and in San Antonio, N.M (near Socorro). Events
Monument and show hard-to-spot fossils. younger free); available at eventbrite; early pay-
‘Call of Life: Facing the Mass also are at the Macey Center on the New
Climate change also discussed. Rocky trail, ment requested; guests can specify if they
Extinction’ — Southwest Environmental Mexico Tech Campus in Socorro, and other
moderate to difficult hike of about 3 miles. would like to learn more about animal tracking,
Center present the feature documentary that area locations. Information, schedule: (575)
• Nov. 9: “Threats to our Desert Grassland” dinosaurs, geology or paleontology.
investigates the threat to Earth’s life support 835-2077 or
trip to Otero Mesa is 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with Information: 534-0000 or
systems through biodiversity loss at 7 p.m. Tour loop entry fee for the refuge is waived
SWEC Executive Director Kevin Bixby. Learn
Wyler Tramway Hikes — 1700 McKinley Tuesday, Nov. 12, at NMSU’s Creative Media for private vehicles during the festival.
how the mesa’s ecology and wildlife are threat-
(west of Alabama). Hikes are free and last 2 to Institute (Milton Hall) in Las Cruces. Admission The Festival celebrates the yearly return of
ened by oil and gas development. Optional
4 hours, depending on trail. Not recommended is free. Information: (575) 522-5552 or thousands of sandhill cranes, snow geese, ducks
moderate hike up the Alamo Mountain to see
for first-time hikers. Meet at starting point at and whooping cranes among the 325 species
• Nov. 16: “WWII Bombing Targets” is 7:30 6:45 a.m. Information: 562-9899.
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Nature • Introductory tours are 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. and jewelry will be offered 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tic Gila Wilderness, the first and one of the
9, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2-3. Rug talks at 11 largest wilderness areas. Free admission.
Cont’d from Page 24 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day, and weaving demon-
• Community workday is 9 a.m. Saturday, Information: (575) 536-9461 or
Nov. 16. strations throughout the day. Visitor Center hours Nov. 1-Feb. 29 are 9:30
found at the Bosque. Lake Lucero Tour is 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov.
• Birding tour is 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24. a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving). Trail is
The schedule includes 140 events, most 23. Reservations required.
Meeting place is a bridge crossing Riverside open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; visitor must exhibit
requiring advance registration, plus the annual
Canal. Take Americas Ave. (Loop 375) to Pan Guadalupe Mountains National Park monument by 4 p.m.
expo and wildlife art show and silent auction.
American Drive, turn left and travel 1.5 miles. — 110 miles east of El Paso on the way to
A variety of birding tours of Bosque del Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State
The Bosque Bird Bash is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Carlsbad, the 86,416-acre park includes the
Apache will be offered from dawn to dusk. Park — 1504 Miehls Drive N., Carlsbad, N.M.
Saturday, Nov. 23. highest point in Texas: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749
Expo Tent is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission: $5 ($3 ages 7-12; free for 6 and
Wednesday through Sunday, on the Bosque del Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic feet. Entry fee: $5 for ages 16 and older, good under). Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (last entry
Apache Plaza. Site — Ranch Road 2775 off U.S. 62/180 for one week and all trails. Pine Springs Visitor at 3:30 p.m.). Information: (575) 887-5516 or
The annual friends dinner is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (Montana Ave.). The site is famed for many Center hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
Thursday, Nov. 21, at Bodega Burger Co. Native American rock paintings and unique Camping is $8 per site per night. Information: Unique Art and Craft Show is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Restaurant, 606 N. California, Socorro. geology. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday (915) 828-3251 or Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2-3.
Keynote presentation follows dinner, at 7:30 through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday The zoo features animals native to the
p.m. featuring Gina Dello Russo. Cost: $37 for through Sunday. Admission: $7 (free for chil- Gila Cliff Dwellings National Chihuahuan Desert, in natural desert surround-
dinner; $10 speech. dren 12 and younger). Admission including Monument — 44 miles north of Silver City ings. A large greenhouse is devoted to succu-
Friends Friday Night Keynote Social is 5 to 7 tours or hikes is $9 (13 and over); $2 (ages 5- on NM Highway 15 in the middle of the majes- lents and cactus from around the world. The
p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, with speaker David La 12). Information: 857-1135, ext. 0, or texas-
Puma. Cost: $30.
Admission including tours or hikes is $9 (13
Big Bosque Bird Bash — Friends of the
and over); $2 (ages 5-12). Reservations also
Rio Bosque hosts the free community event 10
recommended for the self-guided area and for
a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Rio
camping: (512) 389-8911.
Bosque Wetlands Park, 10176 Socorro Rd. in El
North Mountain is available for self-guided day
Paso’s Mission Valley, to learn about the river-
use, for up to 70 people at a time; reservations
valley environment through tours, presenta-
recommended. There is an annual orientation
tions, exhibit and interactive activities.
program for visitors.
Information: 747-8663 or
Carlsbad Caverns National Park — The
La Mancha Wetland Workday —
park is about 160 miles east of El Paso, off the
Southwest Environmental Center hosts a work-
Carlsbad Highway (U.S. 62-180). Information:
day 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 23, at La
(575) 785-2232 or
Mancha Wetland, Mesilla. Volunteers are need-
Visitor Center winter hours are 8 a.m. to 5
ed to remove weeds, perform trail mainte-
p.m. daily; tours available 8:30 a.m. to 3:30
nance, trim trees and cattails, install tree fenc-
p.m. Last entry into cave via natural entrance is
ing, and clear pond debris. Bring a water bottle,
2 p.m. with last entry into cave via elevator
gloves, sun protection, work clothes and shoes,
3:30 p.m. (be in line to exit cave by 4:30 p.m.).
and any yard working supplies. Some tools,
Cost is $15 (free or ages 15 and younger). Free
shade, and water provided. Information: (575)
entrance Monday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day.
522-5552 or
Other guided tours are available; call or check
La Mancha is on six acres of land next to the
website for details.
Rio Grande near Mesilla. From Picacho of Calle
del Norte, take Fairacres Road to Aries. Go White Sands National Monument —
south under I-10 to the end of Aries. The glistening gypsum dunes of White Sands
National Monument are about 16 miles south-
Municipal Rose Garden — The garden at
west of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70. Park
3418 Aurora (at Copia) is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Nov. 2; 7
daily through November, except for official hol-
a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 3-Dec. 31. Visitor Center
idays. Admission is free. Information/rentals: El
hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last entrance is one
Paso Parks and Recreation, 212-0092 or elpa-
hour before closing. Entrance fees are $20 per
vehicle; $10 per person and $15 per motorcy-
Franklin Mountains State Park — Most cles. Information: (575) 479-6124,
hiking and mountain bike trails begin in the or on Facebook.
Tom Mays area, off Transmountain Drive on Hubbell Trading Post will offered Navajo rugs
the west side of the park (east of I-10).
Entry fee is $5 per person, free for age 12 and
under (with family). Correct cash or check
only. Group rates available. Hours are 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. daily. Information: 566-6441 or on
Facebook at FranklinMountainsSP. Web:
A “Yucca: The Desert Multi-Tool” presenta-
tion is 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, hosted by
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and
Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park, to learn
about the many uses of this desert resource.
Meet at Tom Mays Unit. Regular admission
applies. Information: 562-9899
Check website for guided hikes and bike
rides. Cost of guided events are $8 per person
($3 State Park Pass holder; $1 children 12 and
under); price includes entry. Dogs welcome on
leash on some hikes. Reservations required:
566-6441 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday).
Rio Bosque Wetlands Park — UTEP’s
Center for Environmental Resource
Management offers free guided walking tours
and other activities at Rio Bosque Wetlands
Park, 10176 Socorro Rd. in El Paso’s Mission
Valley. Tours last about two hours. Information:
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Centennial Museum — University at Parallel: A Romance,” by Alice Ilgerfritz and Ella
Wiggins, UTEP. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 Monday Merchant, 1893.
through Saturday. Admission is free. • Yoga taught by Rebecca Hendricks is 10 a.m.
Information: 747-6667 or Saturday, Nov. 9 and 23. Free.
Extended through Dec. 7: “Uncaged Art: • “Make-a-Thing” arts and crafts are 10 a.m.
Tornillo Children’s Detention Camp.” the third Thursday of each month. The Nov.
Showing through Jan. 15: “The Town and 21, to make a Holiday Journal. Cost: $5.
the Smelter.” Nov. 30, around the campfire. Hot chocolate Showing through June: The traveling exhibit
will be served. Dress warmly. ”Faces and Places of the Chihuahuan Desert,” National Border Patrol Museum and
El Paso Funeral Museum — 6111 S. Memorial Library — 4315 Transmountain
The museum’s free Lecture Series presenta- organized by Humanities Texas. The exhibit
Desert (Perches Funeral Home). Hours are 10
tions are 2 p.m. on the following Saturdays: explores the Chihuahuan Desert and the Drive. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
• Nov. 9: “Tails of Long Ago,” a look at how human impact upon it over a 30-year period, through Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday and
Admission is free. Information: 581-0102 or
dogs arrived in the Western Hemisphere and through photographs taken by UTEP professor major holidays. Admission is free. Information:
the relationship between dogs and humans in Robert H. Schmidt. 759-6060 or
A Día del Los Muertos and One-Year
the southwest with Dody Fugate. “Between Two Worlds: Learning About the
Anniversary of the museum is noon to 5 p.m.
• Nov. 30: “Traditional vs. Non-Traditional Lives of Mormon Settlers in Colonia Juarez and San Elizario Veterans Museum —
Saturday, Nov. 9. Live entertainment, local
Hopi Pottery” with Gwen Stella, Master Potter. El Paso” is 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 1501-B Main in San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m.
artists, food trucks and museum tours offered.
Meet the artist 12:30-1:30 p.m. and 4-5 p.m. presented by EPCC Professor Lisa Elliott. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m.
Altar competition open to public. Performances
to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
by Grupo Folklórico Valle del Sol and slime El Paso Museum of History — 510 N. Los Portales Museum and Visitor
Admission is free. Information: 345-3741.
activities by El Paso Young Ghostbusters. Santa Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday Center — 1521 San Elizario Road. Hours are
Information, contest registration: 209-0097. through Saturday (open until 9 p.m. Thursdays), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday,
and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305
El Paso Holocaust Museum — 715 N. Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta
and city holidays. Admission is free. Information: 851-1682.
Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday Mission. The center features a museum on the
Information: 212-0320,
through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and
or on Facebook.
Magoffin Home State Historic Site — Tigua tribe. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 351- 1120 Magoffin. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Free children’s
Through November: “Pride Cinema: Queer
0048 or Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. activities. Admission is free. Information: 859-
Film and Culture in the 20th and 21st Century.”
Sunday. Visitor Center is at 1117 Magoffin; 7700,
El Paso Museum of Archaeology — Showing through Jan. 5: “Bases Loaded: El
closed Sunday. Tours on the hour; last tour at 4
4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso Paso and Beyond,” celebrating the local and
(west of U.S. 54). Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. national history of baseball.
p.m. Cost: $7 ($6 seniors 65 and older; $4 ages War Eagles Air Museum — 8012 Airport
6-18; free ages 5 and younger). Family and Road, Doña Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa.
Tuesday through Saturday. Tours are 10:30 to Showing through March: “Gifts and Prayers:
group rates available. Information: 533-5147, Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
2 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Thanksgiving. The Romanovs and Their Subjects,” a collection or Facebook. Sunday. Admission: $11; $9 seniors and mili-
Admission is free. Information: 212-0421, from the Georgia Museum of Art, including
• Apple bread and applesauce cooking class is tary; free for children and students., or on Facebook. rare historical artifacts and sacred art from
10 a.m. (family-friendly) and 1 p.m. (for adults), Information: (575) 589-2000 or war-eagles-air-
Showing through Jan. 11: “An Ageless Craft: across centuries of the imperial family’s rule
Saturday, Nov. 2. $5. Call to reserve a spot;
Historic and Modern Pueblo Pottery,” display- (CE 1613-1917).
tools and ingredients provided. “A Salute to Veterans” begins at 7 p.m.
ing more than 280 objects representing the Featured through March 22 in the Wall of
• A free Braintrust Bag Lunch mini-lecture is Saturday, Nov. 9, with a tribute to Bob Hope
potters from most of the Rio Grande region. Giants Exhibit: “Powerhouse of the Southwest:
noon Wednesday, Nov. 13. and “Radio Stars of the 1940’s.” Tickets: $75.
“Coyote Stories” Native American Storytelling 120 Years of the El Paso Chamber of
• Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club is 6 p.m.
with Alex Mares is 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Commerce.”
Wednesday, Nov. 13, to discuss “Unveiling a
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Professional Life-Coach
• Felting Workshop is 10 a.m. to noon

Mahria Thompson, MA
Saturday, Nov. 2. Class fee: $10
Cont’d from Page 26
• Weaving Classes are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 6-7,(over-
Las Cruces area
shot), and Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8-9
Branigan Cultural Center — 501 N. (tapestry). Participants may bring their own
Main, Las Cruces. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 floor looms; limited available to use from the
p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 museum by request. Fee: $100 per two-day Get Clarity and Confidence!
p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. First Friday class. Being Accountable Energizes You
Ramble. Information: (575) 541-2154, las- NMSU Museum — Kent Hall, University at & Empowers Your Success! or Facebook. Solano, Las Cruces. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Read more about Mahria in her website:
Showing Nov. 12-Jan. 7: “Bandits & Heroes, Tuesday through Friday. Admission is free.
Poets and Saints,” exploring how cultures of Information: (575) 646-5161 or
Africa blended with indigenous and colonial
Portuguese traditions to form the vibrant and
complex cultural mosaic of modern Brazil.
A Block Printing workshop is noon to 1:30 Also
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. Deming Luna Mimbres Museum — 301
The monthly History Notes Lecture series is S. Silver, Deming, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4
Thursday, Nov. 14, with a talk on “Las Gorras p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is
Blancas: The Fence-Cutting Knight Riders of free. Information: (575) 546-2382, 1-800-848-
New Mexico” by Jeff Schweln. 4955 or
Tin Greeting Cards making is noon to 2 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 30. Geronimo Springs Museum — 211 Main
in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Hours are 9
Las Cruces Museum of Nature and a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon
Science — 411 N. Main, Las Cruces . Hours to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 ($2.50 stu-

Marie Otero Hair & Art

are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through dents 6 to 18; free for ages 5 and younger).
Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 Family rates: $15. Information: (575) 894-6600
p.m. First Friday Ramble. Information: (575) or
522-3120, or on Facebook.
Hubbard Museum of the American & Florence Street Gallery
Wash & Wear Hair!
Now featured is the exhibit “Sun, Earth,
Universe,”on current NASA science research. West — 841 U.S. Hwy 70 West, next to
Saturday Family Science hands-on challenges Ruidoso Downs (N.M.) Race Track. Hours are

for the Hip, Natural Look

are 11:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday
month. Super Scientists drop-in activities for all (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Docent-led

1015 N. Florence at Arizona 2Byblocks

ages are 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 9 tours of permanent exhibits are 10 a.m.
(Chemistry) and Nov. 23 (Sail Boats). Fridays. Admission: $7 ($5 for seniors, military;

$2 children 6-16; $1 Ruidoso Downs residents;
north of Montana
Las Cruces Railroad Museum — The free for children 5 and younger and museum

Call today for your appointment

museum is in the Santa Fe train depot, 351 N. members). Information: (575) 378-4142, hub-
Mesilla. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or on Facebook.
Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. First Friday Ramble. New Mexico Museum of Space
Admission is free. Information: (575) 528-3444, History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. or on Facebook at LCMuseums. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $6
Family Game Day is 10 a.m. to noon the sec- ($5 for seniors and military, $4 ages 4-12, chil-
ond Saturday of the month (Nov. 9). dren 3 and younger free). Information: (877)
Brown Bag Lecture series is noon, Tuesday, 333-6589, (575) 437-2840,
Nov. 12, with “If These Walls Could Talk: A or on Facebook at
History of the Taylor-Mesilla Historic NMSpaceMuseum.
Property” by Alexandria McKinney. Free admission to veterans Monday, Nov. 11.
The Launch Pad Lecture Series is 9 to 11 a.m.
NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum the first Friday of each month. Science Saturday
— 4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. Hours hands-on activities for kids and parents are 10
are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 9.
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for
adults, $4 seniors 60 and older; $3 children age Silver City Museum — 312 W. Broadway,
4-17; free for veterans and children age 3 and Silver City, in the historic H.B. Ailman House.
under. Information: (575) 522-4100 or nmfar- Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
Bill Godby, archaeologist at White Sands Sunday. Open until 7 p.m. the first Friday of
Missile Range, presents “Tracking Telescopes & the month. The museum covers the settlement
the Forgotten Legacy of Clyde Tombaugh at of southwest New Mexico, the two centuries
White Sands Missile Range” at 7 p.m. Thursday, of mining in the region and early commerce in
Nov. 14. Admission is free. Silver City. Admission: $5. Information: (575)
The 6th annual “HomeGrown: A New 538-5921,, or on
Mexico Food Show & Gift Market” is 9 a.m. to Facebook.
5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Showing through Dec. 8: “Arte Chicano,”
Nov. 23-24. Admission: $5 per vehicle. work by local artists Simon Sotelo, Atziri
Showing through Jan. 15: “Home on the Apodaca, and Michelle Candelaria.
Range: From Ranches to Rockets.” exploring Showing through Dec. 29: “Ranching in
the transformation of life in the Tularosa Basin Grant County,” an exhibit exploring the histo-
in the 1940s and beyond. Free opening recep- ry, art, social organizations, sports, and culture
tion is 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, with a that surround this rural lifestyle.
talk by author Jim Eckles, retired director of Día de Los Muertos Ofrenda blessing and
Public Affairs at White Sands Missile Range. music is 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, followed by a
Story Time in the Museum lobby is 2 p.m. screening of “Coco.” Entertainment by mari-
Sunday, Nov. 10, for all ages; free with muse- achi singer Angelica Padilla.
um admission. A lecture on Lyons-Campbell Ranch is noon
Registration required for all workshops, as to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the museum
space is limited. To register for workshops, or annex, 302 N. Broadway. Lecture attendees
for more information, contact LuAnn Kilday at will get a pass to tour the newly renovated LC
575-522-4100 or Ranch for $10 ($5 off the regular cost).

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Ballroom Marfa — 108 E. San Antonio Thursday, Nov. 14. Beginning in 1949, this is
Street (at Hwy 90) in Marfa. Showing Nov. 15- the largest juried show and longest running art
April, 2020: “Solange Pessoa: Longilonge,” the exhibition in the southwestern region.
first solo U.S. museum exhibition of the noted Showing Nov. 9-30: Soldier Art Workshop
Brazilian artist. Hours are 10 to 6 p.m. exhibit, featuring more than 60 works created
Wednesday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 by active duty soldiers, veterans and military
p.m. Sunday. Information: (432) 729-3600, ball- youth from Fort Bliss. The workshop was start- or Facebook. ed by artist Krystyna Robbins and her husband,
Nov. 1, and a “Deck the Walls” Holiday Hallway Gallery: “Illuminate: Artworks by John, and created in concert with Resiliency
Bert Saldana Art Gallery — The gallery through Art, Skies Youth Program. A Veteran’s
Happening event is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, EPMA Teaching Artists.”
featuring Southwestern Art is at 1501 Main Celebration Event is 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
Nov. 16, at the gallery and studios in the Art Showing through March 8: “The El Paso
Street in the San Elizario Arts District. Hours 9. See separate listing.
Junction. Museum of Art: 60 Years of Collecting.”
are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Sue Taylor, curator of the NM Museum of
Ron Fritsch Fall Art Classes are Saturdays, Showing through April 12: “Leo Villareal:
Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Space History in Alamogordo will speak on
through Dec. 7 (no class Nov. 9). Early Light.” Border artist Villareal is known for
Information: 479-2926 or “Space Race Women: Scientists Computers and
activating spaces with LED light.
Dozal Art Gallery — The gallery of Robert
Celebration of Our Mountains Art A Día de los Muertos celebration, including Astronaut Wives” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10,
Dozal is at 1445 Main Street in the San Elizario
Exhibit — The annual exhibit runs year round parade, is 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, with this in the auditorium, for the Iva Turney Society of
Art District. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Arts and Adventure.
in Ardovino Desert Crossing’s Sunset Hall, One year’s theme “Alebrijes.”
Wednesday through Sunday. Information: 777-
Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. Artwork Showing Nov. 9-Jan. 5: “Two Sides of the
5237 or Krystyna Robbins Studio — Krystyna
changes every September. Information: (575) Border.” The exhibition presents architectural
Robbins’ Fall Studio Workshops for oils and
589-0653 or El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts design work — models, drawings, digital ren-
acrylics at her studio, 5070 Yucca, off Country
Festival Plaza. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. derings — by more than 100 architects, educa-
Chinati Foundation — Marfa, Texas. tors, and students from international architec-
Club. A “Figures, Figures, Figures!” workshop is
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, with
Created by artist Donald Judd, the Chinati ture studios and 13 universities in the United
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Models and old time costumes. Beginners wel-
Foundation houses one of the world’s largest States and Mexico. The works address territo-
Thursday. Closed Mondays and holidays. come; bring a camera and lunch. Cost: $65 per
collections of permanently installed contempo- rial economies, migration, housing, creative
Admission is free unless noted otherwise. day. Information: 584-0953,krystyna_rob-
rary art. The museum is open to the public 9 industry, and local production as they relate to
Information: 212-0300 or or
a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. the border. Lecture and reception with Tatiana
Showing through Jan. 5 in the Dede Rogers
Admission is $10 ($5 for students, seniors). Full Bilbao is 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. La Galeria de la Misíon de Senecú —
Gallery: “Tom Lea and World War II.” From
tour is $25 ($10 students). Information: (432) Texas Tech hosts free design lectures in the The Ysleta Independent School District’s gallery
1941 to 1946, El Paso-native Tom Lea served
729-4362 or auditorium. Space is limited. is at 8455 Alameda. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
as a World War II eyewitness artist correspon-
Crossland Gallery — The El Paso Art dent for Life magazine, becoming the only • Saturday, Nov. 9: Tatiana Bilbao, architect Monday through Friday. Closed Nov. 11.
Association’s gallery is at 500 W. Paisano. painter on the frontlines to depict the carnage from Mexico. Call for time. Information: 434-9711.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through of the war. This exhibition features nearly thirty • 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21: Ila Berman, Dean Día de Los Muertos Altars on display through
Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Admission oil paintings, watercolor illustrations, and origi- of Architecture at UVA. Nov. 3.
is free. Information: 534-7377, nal preparatory drawings. Artwork from the Bel Air learning community
EPCC K-12 Art Exhibit — The 18th on display through Nov. 30., or on Facebook. Showing through Dec. 31: “Ideas
annual exhibit runs Nov. 12-Dec. 3, at the
Showing Nov. 1-Dec. 13: “Deck The Walls” Unwrapped,” 14 artworks from the museum’s Entries are being taken through Nov. 13 for
EPCC Administrative Services Center, Building
Small Works Award Show and Sale, featuring permanent collection that focus on how ideas the 22nd Annual Virgen de Guadalupe juried art
A, 9050 Viscount with works from local school
both 2D and 3D works. transform into art. award exhibit running Dec. 2-Jan. 16.
districts plus charter, parochial, and home
Opening reception is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Showing through Jan. 5 in the Art School
schools. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. ‘No Man’s Land’ — Nina Titovets, daughter
Information: Janine Rudnick, 831-4039. of prominent local painters Lyuba and Sasha
Titovets, will feature her photography Nov.
Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and 15-25 at the former Charlotte’s Furniture
Gift Shop — The gallery of impressionist Store in Pepper Tree Square, 5411 N. Mesa.
painter Alberto Escamilla is at 1445 Main Street
Receptions are 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and
in San Elizario. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 15-16, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday,
Wednesday through Saturday, and 12:30 to
Nov. 17. Information:
4:30 p.m. Sunday. Information: 851-0742 or
The photographs reveal the beauty of the
474-1800, or
desert and of forgotten towns in Texas and
The annual Christmas Extravaganza is 11 a.m.
New Mexico.
to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. Vendor space avail-
able at 777-5241. Pastel Society of El Paso — The society’s
next meeting is 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at
Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon. the International Museum of Art, 1211
Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
Montana. Demo artist is Baron (Barry) Martin,
Friday. Information: 533-9090 or
a self-taught artist in charcoal and pastel. His
demo will highlight the use of the computer
The opening for the 20/20 Visionary Show is 5
and iPad as art tools, and his different
to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. featuring 20
approaches to drawing and painting will be
artists, including Ho Baron, Cecil Lee, Adelaide
shown. Free and open to the public.
Marcus, Diego “Robot” Martinez and more.
Membership is $35. Information: Dorian
Now available are Marcus’s 2020 calendars,
Clouser, 593-2330 or
and the children’s book “Buenas Noches El
Paso” written by Luke Lowenfield with illustra- Rio Bravo Watercolorists — The group’s
tions by Hal Marcus. The book’s premiere is monthly meeting is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday,
Nov. 1-3 at the Junior League of El Paso’s A Nov. 20, at the International Museum of Art,
Christmas Fair. It will also be available at Las 1211 Montana. Nancy Frost Begin of Las
Artistas Nov. 23-24 and at the Gallery. Cruces will discuss “What Are You Willing to
Marcus’s home and studio, located across the Change?” and the art of simplification. Meetings
street, are available for personal tours. are free (memberships are $35). Information:
Linda Parsons, 549-2950.
International Museum of Art — 1211
Montana. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Romy Hawkins Studio Gallery — The
Wednesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. gallery at 1445 Main in San Elizario features
Sunday. Admission is free; donations appreciat- Metal Art, Crosses, Retablos and more. Hours
ed. Information: 543-6747, internationalmuseu- are 11 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. Wednesday through or on Facebook. Sunday. Information: 929-8074.
Museum tours for groups of five or more
Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald
available with advanced notice; contribution of
Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is off Dawson
$1 per person encouraged.
Drive next to the Sun Bowl. Hours are 10 a.m.
The 2019 Sun Bowl Art Exhibition is Nov. 6-
Dec. 29, with artist reception 6 to 7:30 p.m.
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Art Scene Downtown Ramble — The City of Las
Cruces hosts an evening of music and art 5 to 7
Cont’d from Page 28
p.m. the first Friday of the month at art venues
of in a seven-block stretch of Las Cruces
to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (open until 7
Downtown Mall. Information: (575) 647-0508.
p.m. Thursday) and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Information: 747-6151, or on Las Cruces Museum of Art — 491 N.
Facebook at RubinCenter. Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to
Showing through Dec. 13: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to
• Rubin Gallery: “Brian Maguire: From Juárez 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. First Friday
to Washington, War Changes its Address.” The Ramble. Information: (575) 541-2137, las-
exhibition explores both violence and the drug or on Facebook at LCMuseums.
trade based in part on Maguire’s multiple visits Showing Nov. 1-Jan 4: “Desert Triangle:
to Juárez over the course of ten years. A show- ‘Print Carpeta’ and ‘Impress 2 Express.’” “Print
ing of “Brian Maguire: Blood Rising” is 5 to 7 Carpeta” features artists from Tucson,
p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in the auditorium. Albuquerque, and El Paso. Las Cruces-based
• L Gallery: “Total Collapse: Clay in the artists are featured in “Impress 2 Express.”
Contemporary Past,” works by artists and col- Reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1.
laboratives who present diverse and experi- Gallery tours of the exhibit are 1:30 p.m.
mental developments in ceramics. Saturday, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7.
• In the Atrium: “Both Sides of the River: Education Station is 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
Endangered Species in the Borderlands,” with a 9, for youth and teens, and Saturday, Nov. 23
cross-border mural collaboration between U.S. for adults. Theme is Woodblock Prints.
artists Jaque Fragua and Dose, and Mexican “Artventurous” free art appreciation activities
artists Juan Carlos Reyes (aka “Waka”) and are 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday.
Laura Menses. November’s Theme is “Optical Art.”
San Elizario Art District — Several gal- Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery —
leries and artist studios are located 1445 to 2470-A Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, across
1501 Main Street near the San Elizario Plaza on from the Fountain Theatre. Hours are 10 a.m.
the Mission Trail. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday to 5 p.m. daily. Information: (575) 522-2933 or
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Artists include Albert Featured in November are Renee Marz Mullis
Escamilla, Robert Dozal, Romy Hawkins, Bert and Hetty Smith. Mullis, primarily a studio
Saldaña and Gaspar Enriquez. Information: 474- painter, paints Southwest landscapes, interiors
1800 or 851-0093. and exteriors, florals, still life and statement
pieces. Smith, who grew up in Holland, has
Sun Bowl Art Exhibition — The 2019
worked with stained glass since 1998 and fused
show and art competition, featuring works by
glass since 2006.
regional artists, runs Nov. 14-Jan. 1, at the
International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana, New Mexico Watercolor Society
Opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Southern Chapter — The chapter meets 2
Nov. 14. Information: 543-6747 and interna- to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, in the Administration Building Art Room, at Good
Samaritan Society Village, 3011 Buena Vida
Xolo Gallery — The contemporary art
Circle in Las Cruces. Silver City artist Paul
gallery is at 2812 N. Piedras. Hours: 1 to 4
Hotvedt will present “Anything that can be
p.m. Saturday or by appointment. Information:
imagined can be reimagined.” He will have
264-2777 or
visuals and discuss his techniques and experi-
Showing through Nov. 2: “Arts and Crafts: A
ences painting with watercolors and oils “plein
Group Exhibition,” with works by Christin
air” in the Gila and other wilderness areas.
Apodaca, Cynthia Gutierrez-Krapp, Drew
Admission is free. Information: (915) 217-3698
Holguin, Louie Salazar and Xingaderas.
Showing Nov. 9-Dec. 14: Works by Las
Cruces ceramic artist Joshua R. Clark. Opening The Gallery at Big Picture — 2001 E.
reception is 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Lohman, Suite 109, in Las Cruces (in Arroyo
Plaza). Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
Southern New Mexico through Saturday. Information: (575) 647-0508.
Showing Nov. 15-Dec. 31: “Anything Goes,”
10-10 Arts Hop — Doña Ana Arts Council Las Cruces Arts Association’s 57th annual
hosts “12 Hours of Art in Las Cruces” with Member Exhibit, with various art styles and
events 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. the second Saturday methodologies. Media include oils, acrylic,
of every month (Nov. 9). Participating galleries watercolor, mixed media, fiber arts, wood-
are DAAC Arts & Cultural Center (4 to 7 work, sculpture, gourds, pottery, encaustics
p.m.), NMSU University Art Gallery (10 a.m. to and more. Opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m.
4 p.m.), Rokoko Gallery (4 to 7 p.m.), and Art Friday, Nov. 15.
Obscura (7 to 10 p.m.). Information: (575)
523-6403. Schedule:
Tombaugh Gallery — First Unitarian
Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S.
DAAC Arts & Cultural Center — The Solano. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Doña Ana Arts Council Center is at 1740 Calle Wednesday through Saturday. Information:
de Mercado, Suite D, Las Cruces. Information: (575) 522-7281, or on
(575) 523-6403 or Facebook at Tombaugh Gallery.
The “Art of Italy” series led by Kathleen Key Showing Nov. 3-24: “Tradition/ Innovation,”
continues 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays, through new and old porcelain from China alongside
Dec. 9 (no class Nov. 4). Cost: $20 per semi- modern ceramics made by the late Klyf Brown,
nar; light refreshments served. a charter member of the Potters’ Guild. The
Showing Nov. 1-27: “A Celebration of Pastel artworks were collected during a summer 2018
Painting: Painting with Pure Pigmen.t” “Study Abroad” course in which Dona Ana
Reception is 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Community College students spent a week in
Promoting Art in the Mesilla Valley free Jingdezhen, the “Porcelain Capital of the
speaker series is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, World.”
with a presentation by Carolyn Bunch and Opening reception is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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El Paso artist’s world travels
inspired unique sculptures
l Paso native Ho Baron is an accom-
plished writer, painter, photographer
and sculptor. Despite producing a
substantial body of outstanding work in
each of these fields, he remains one of the
least heralded members of El Paso’s arts
community. Perhaps this is due to the fact
that he marches to the beat of his own
drum, creating work coined with the dis-
tinctive “Ho” signature.
Baron earned his BA from UTEP (then
Texas Western College) in 1963, a Masters
in English in Arizona, and later a Masters
in Library Science in Austin. His next
endeavor was to sign up with the Peace
Corps, which took him to Africa. During
his time in Nigeria and Ethiopia, Baron
grew intrigued with early African art,
describing it as intuitive in nature. This
fascination would influence much of his
later work.
Ho also spent time in New York,
Philadelphia, the Virgin Islands and
Belgium. It was in Antwerp, where he
worked as a photographer for a cartoon-
ists’ collective, that his future began to Baron’s sculptures surround his home in El
take shape. He began to experiment seek- Paso’s Manhattan Heights neighborhood.
ing to develop his own style, such as creat-
ing double exposed negatives. uncovered from ancient ruins.” Poking a
“My images were not created merely by bit of fun at traditional religion, the artist
exposing the calls his collection of sculptures, “Gods
film twice,” he for Future Religions.”
explained. Although one can try to put words on
“Rather I paper to describe Baron’s imagery, it can
became thrilled only be truly appreciated when viewed in
by the challenge person. Many of his larger outdoor pieces
of putting can be seen at his home at the corner of
images atop each Aurora and Piedras in Central El Paso. His
other, a tech- indoor studio also contains a plethora of
nique which smaller sculptures and samples of his pho-
gave my story a Ho Baron tography. It also houses a fascinating col-
sense of mystery lection of small doll-like assemblages
and several levels of interpretation.” combined with unusually shaped dried
Baron also drew hundreds of odd-shaped desert roots.
figures in pen and ink. Before long he Whether inside or out, Baron’s sculptures
began drawing the same imagery directly reside in an imaginary world of their own.
on his photo prints. He then moved from In his words, “My kingdom is an archetyp-
ink to acrylics, a technique that added al community that contains its own belief
color, depth and life to his scenarios. system and its key figures.”
In 1970 Baron returned to the United These figures are intricate motifs, created
States and began exploring the medium of by combining miniature caricatures that he
sculpture. He took classes first at the places on larger, often webbed, figurative
Philadelphia College of Art and later at forms. “I use the human form, and all the
UTEP. Enraptured by the possibilities noses, eyes, breasts and butts, because it
offered by modeling in clay, he began to reflects my philosophy about the multiple-
translate his drawing style into the creation self, who we are.”
of three-dimensional figures: “What a His figures often display protruding
challenge (it was) to transpose my intuitive tongues as if to mock the viewer – tongues
and spontaneous drawing style into com- holding balls, an act exhibiting what the
plex clay forms, then into molds for use in artist calls his “philosophy of balance.”
casting bronzes, cast stone and resin His whimsical style lies somewhere amidst
works.” satire, fantasy and dark art.
Although the subjects of his sculptures “I live on a busy street with possibly
can be described as figurative, they bear 1,000 cars passing by on a daily basis. For
little resemblance to traditional human form. this reason I thought it would be interest-
“I make art primarily to make art, art for ing to create a monumental sculpture in
art’s sake as they say. It’s my passion and my yard to entertain passersby. Because
my fun. I combine my life’s experiences, my home is situated in a Historic District I
my intuitive approach, and that universal had to ask permission from the historic
spirit of human creativity to produce visual commission to construct this sculpture. I
imagery of uncommon and unique themes. told them my intent was to create a
I believe my expression has its roots in the ‘Buddha-like’ figure so the commission
ancients, produced with a creative force gave me their approval. They were a bit
akin to the master artisans of the Mayan disconcerted when the final figure did not
and the Hindu traditions. I want my forms look like the traditional Buddha.”
to look like they’re the leavings of historic
cultures, and they’re from the ocean or
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Gallery Talk later complained when the water turned new music radio program on NPR. Ho also Soldier’s art at International
into black mold at the crotch so the water served on the City of El Paso Public Art During November, the International
Cont’d from Page 30 is no longer there. Committee for 2007-08, and he produced a Museum of Art, 1211 Montana, will host
His larger subjects are often dancers, couple of videos about his work that are an exhibition showcasing more than 60
To construct his Buddha, Baron and his acrobats and contortionists. His largest still available on YouTube.
friend Luis Villegas spread thousands of works of art created by active duty sol-
work, a half-ton bronze entitled the “Free As an admirer of Baron’s work, Michael diers, veterans and military youth from
pounds of cement over a rebar frame that Thinker” (or “Thoughts from the Deep”) is Tomor, former Director of the El Paso
was then covered with stucco. Fort Bliss. The opening reception begins at
on permanent exhibition at the American Museum of Art, praised his sculptures say- 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 (Veterans Day
“I call my final sculpture ‘The Water Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. “A ing, “Ho Baron’s work offers us clear,
God.’ Like all my works the image is weekend). The artwork was created in con-
Novel Romance,”of similar size, depicts a emphatic statements from the heart. cert with the Resiliency through Art, Skies
strange and challenging. It has three faces dancing couple whose base is comprised of Individual in direction, fixed in vision,
in one – male and female, androgynous, Youth Program. Local support is provided
hundreds of faces admiring the dancers. Baron brings to the world of art a new sur- by the Soldiers Art Workshop, which was
hermaphrodite. This he/she is all of us. This one adorns the entrance of El Paso real reality, fresh in its subject, refined in
We’re all in it together.” started by local artist Krystyna Robbins
Public Library facing Cleveland Street. its statement and sophisticated in its mes- and her husband, John.
The Water God’s tongues stick out repre- Over the years Ho has traveled the world sage. It is at once stylistically lyrical and
senting the greed, anguish, the need, the A large selection of artwork on ceramic
and worked in teaching, public relations, poetic while bold and daring in its use of tile, created by some of El Paso’s best-
thirst. One arm is embedded into one leg, social work, restaurants and as a laborer. materials and perspective.”
implying immobility, but even with three known artists, will be for sale, to raise
He worked in his family business, El Ho, who will turn 78 in December, funds for the purchase of paints and other
legs and three feet, the Water God is going Paso’s Dave’s Loans, for ten years. That admits that he is beginning to slow down a
nowhere. The animals at the base have art supplies for the Soldiers Art Workshop
income afforded him the opportunity to bit. That’s why his most recent quest has program.
come seeking water, but they’re frozen cast his bronze sculptures. He also worked been to find permanent homes for pieces in
there waiting for the water to return. There
was water in the fountain once, and when
part-time as an EPCC college librarian. his collection. Las Cruces is putting a Photography exhibit
Many will remember his satirical newspa- piece next to their Museum of Art, and Nina Titovets, daughter of prominent local
it worked water dripped from one hand to per, “The El Paso Lampoon” and his 1990s Silver City has taken 14 pieces; several
the next and then slipped away. Neighbors painters Lyuba and Sasha Titovets, is defi-
will be near the city’s Information Center, nitely coming into her own as a highly tal-
and the rest will be placed in the local col- ented artist working in the medium of pho-
lege library. Roswell has taken three tography. You can see her work in an
works; the largest one will go in the city’s upcoming exhibition entitled “No Man’s
sculpture garden, and the rest around town. Land” on display Nov. 15-25 at the former
The Museum of Art in Albuquerque has Charlotte’s Furniture Store in Pepper Tree
accepted two, one of which is already Square, 5411 N. Mesa. Receptions will be
All phone numbers listed are in Juaréz. Auditorio Benito Juárez — Ignacio installed in their sculpture garden, and held 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday,
La Fiesta de Los Pecadores — The music Ramirez and Vicente Guerrero, one block from Carrizozo, N.M., will line its art district Nov. 15-16, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov.
festival is 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at
Parque Borunda. Advance tickets at donbole- with Ho’s cast-stone works. 17.
Centro Recreativo Las Fuentes, Ramón Rayón The Ho Baron Sculpture Garden and The photographs reveal the beauty of the
2170, Sálvarcar de Juárez, 32000. Tickets: 345
• Comic Alan Saldana performs at 8 p.m. Studio, 2830 Aurora, is open to the public desert and of forgotten towns in Texas and
pesos (
Wednesday, Nov. 6, as part of his “Sin from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, or by New Mexico, Nina explained in regards to
Sombrero” tour. Tickets: 345, 405 and 460 appointment. For more information, call the show’s evocative title.
Mathame and Oostil Afterlife — The pesos. (915) 562-7820. His work also will be fea-
concert is 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at La • El Circo de las Pesadillas presents “Mortem tured in the 20/20 Visionary Show that Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer
Casona, Prolongacion Teofilo Borunda #9551. Retorno” at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8. opens Nov. 14 at the Hal Marcus Gallery. specializing in the visual arts
Tickets: 460 pesos ( Tickets: 290, 405 and 520 pesos.
• Standup comic Daniel Sosa presents his
Centro Cultural Paso del Norte - Av.
“Nuevo Adulto” show at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, across from the
9. Tickets: 290-575 pesos.
Red Cross. Information: 1730300 (Facebook:
• “Toy Story 4” is presented at 5 and 7 p.m.
CCPasodelNorte). Advance show tickets at
Saturday, Nov. 23. Tickets: 290, 405 and 460
• La India Yuridia presents her new feminist
comedy show “Es Lo Que Hay” at 6 p.m. ExpoArte 2019 — Amigos de la Fundacion
Sunday, Nov. 3. Tickets: 345-520 pesos. Mascareñas’ annual gala, “Night of Art and
• “Coco El Musical en Vivo” is presented Nov. Culture” is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at
3-12. Tickets: 203, 268 and 323 pesos. Centro Cultural Paso del Norte (Víctor Hugo
• Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan performs at Rascón Banda Theatre) in Juárez, featuring the
8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. Tickets: 460- modern dance group from Veracruz, Jarocho:
1,035 pesos. Ritmo, Pasión y Magia. Ticket information: 612-
• Sonora Santanera de Carlos Colorado per- 3175, 612-4075 or 615-6301 in Juárez, or
form at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. Tickets:
520-805 pesos.
• “El Exorcista,” a play based on the movie and
Centro de Convenciones Anita —
Waterfill zone. Information: 6821486 or
book, is at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.
6820693. Advance tickets at
13. Tickets: 345-920 pesos.
Siddhartha performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
• Singer/actress Kika Edgar performs at 8 p.m.
9, as part of the rock musician’s Memoria
Thursday, Nov. 28. Tickets: 608-1,583 pesos.
Futuro tour. Admission: 290 pesos. Pit tickets:
• Mexico de Colores, a dance company direct-
805 and 1,375 pesos.
ed by Carlos Antuñez, performs at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 30. Tickets: 180 pesos. Evolution Discoteque — Paseo de la
• “Los Mandamientos de una Mujer Chingona” Victoria 4545. Information: 269 8659. Advance
is presented at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. tickets at
2. Tickets: 460-920 pesos. • El Tigrillo Palma performs at 8 p.m. Friday,
• St. Petersburg Imperial Russian Ballet pres- Nov. 15. Tickets: 263 pesos (635 and 1,233
ents “The Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, VIP and Diamond).
Dec. 3. Tickets: 460-805 pesos. • La Zenda Nortena performs at 8 p.m. Friday,
Nov. 22. Tickets: 290 pesos (920 and 1,375
Teatro de la Nacion — Panama 477 at 20
VIP and Diamond).
de Noviembre. Advance tickets at donbole-
• Lalo Mora performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov.
29. Tickets: 175 pesos (405 and 635 VIP and
• “6to Sentido,” (based on the movie “The
Sixth Sense) is at 5 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3.
Tickets: 175 and 290 pesos. Gimnasio Municipal Josue Neri Santos
• Singer-songwriter Silvana Estrada performs at — Av. Mariscal at Maria Martinez, downtown.
8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29. Tickets: 175 and 230 “AAA Conquista Total” luche libre wrestling
pesos begins at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. Tickets:
140-1,250 pesos (

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Memories of friends, Taking a Look Back
young and old by John McVey Middagh
‘On the Path of Marigolds’ book sign-
ing — A book signing and reading of “Living
a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at 2200
San Jose (at Ohio). Rosa Guerrero will preview

A few years back a young woman

named Bridget kept horses with me
on a partial work/pay deal. The
work part was a little sketchy — she had
a different definition of labor than I did.
were standing around visiting when
Sharon drove up. She was another board-
er, a little late to visit, I ask if they would
help me unload and set up my new round
Traditions of Mexico’s Day of the Dead” by
Santa Fe-based photographer Ann Murdy 3 to
7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Casa Camino Real
Bookstore, 314 South Tornillo (at Amador) in
Las Cruces. Also featured are altars to La
her forthcoming book “Las Posadas, the True
Christmas” and tell stories about El Paso.
Admission is free; refreshments served.
Information: 778-6670.
Also presenting new books are Buddy Border
But she did have one talent: her knowl- pen. We walked to the trailer where I’d Madre/The Mother. Book available for sale at with “The History of El Paso;” Chuy Aguirre
edge and command of her iPhone, which left it, where I wanted the pen set up. I the event for $45. Information: Denise Chávez with “Crisostomo de la Colina Flores (An
was never out of her hand. We’d be walk- untied the straps, jumped on the trailer at Casa Camino Real Bookstore, (575) 523- Exemplary Undocumented Man);” Marta
ing around the property and I might off- with Sharon being the first to step for- 3988 or Estrada with “What God Has Joined Together
handedly point to a piece of farm equip- ward to grab a panel taking it 50 feet (Wedding Bells Ring in San Elizario);” and John
back starting the circle. Manny next took Brave Books — The independent book- Cazares with “The Wheelchair Story (Our fam-
ment or trailer or horses that I sure didn’t stores is at 1307 Arizona. Hours are noon to 7
want to own any longer. She’d ask how a panel lying it down next to the one ily’s weekly pilgrimage to San Ignacio).”
p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and noon
much I wanted, take a picture with her Sharon had taken. She was right back for Holiday Book Sale — Friends of the
to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: 204-7074 or
phone and the next thing I knew she was another one. This went on for three or Facebook at BraveBooksEPTX. Esperanza Moreno Branch Library, 12480
getting calls. She sold a number of things four panels, all the time I was watching Free Frozen Margarita Saturday is 2 to 10 Pebble Hills, host a sale 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
for me; I always gave her 10 percent Bridget just standing off to the side; I p.m. Nov. 9. Singer/guitarist Rik Gracia per- Saturday, Nov. 16. Information: 212-0442.
commission, so she was making money. finally called her to come help. forms acoustic favorites from the ’60s and ’70s.
She said, “No, they’re too heavy.” SISDFanCon — The Socorro Fan con is 9
Bridget bought her own feed for her Frozen margaritas served (limit of 2 per adult);
a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Pebble
horses, which was the deal I made with These were 13 5x10-foot light metal nonalcoholic drinks also available.
panels, so I lost it and blew up in anger. Hills High School, 14400 Pebble Hills, to edu-
everyone. I have the pens and will help El Paso Writers’ League — The league cate the community about non-traditional liter-
them feed and water and clean, and they A friend and a boarder were helping
meets 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, in the ature and resources that inspire lifelong litera-
pay $75 per month per pen. She was freely, but my supposed helper was stand-
conference room at Dorris Van Doren Branch cy. Hosted by SISD Library Services.
always slow with the rent. And we ing there with a finger in her mouth.
Library, 551 Redd Road. Two local published Information: 937-1352
weren’t straight on the labor/help part of Bridget didn’t stick around long after
authors will address how to avoid info-dump by
our deal, either. that. She wasn’t missed, but for her Tumblewords Project — The freee writ-
weaving back-story, world building and descrip-
One morning when she told me that a iPhone. She did buy that young filly and I tions into one’s story. Bring pencil and paper.
ing workshops are 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays at
man just up the road from us had a horse sold the saddle that gave me the round Admission is free and open to the public.
Armijo Library, 620 E. 7th. No workshop Nov.
for sale and asked if I wanted to go look pen free. Sharon stayed with me for Information: 755-4958 or on Facebook at
30. Information: 328-5484, 212-3710 (Armijo)
at it. We went up there in our truck. It maybe a year until she and her husband ElPasoWritersLeague.
bought their own acreage. • Nov. 2: ”Día de los Muertos: Remembering
was a nice young palomino filly, just not
Remembering all this reminds me of all Book Fair — The Book Club of the Woman’s Their Stories, even Pets” with Raquel B. Mejía.
being used enough. I saw the man was Club of El Paso, 1400 N. Mesa, hosts a book Mejía is a poet and literary curator for events
keeping her in a round pen. I wanted a the different things Manny and I did
fair 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Local and anthologies. She is currently collaborating
round pen, which is usually used for together over the course of four decades.
authors and illustrators will sign copies of their on the theatrical production with the Escape
working with young horses. I asked him Manny and I first met in the late 1970s
books for children, youth, and adults, including from Tornillo theater collective. Each year, she
how much for the pen. He said he had to and have been friends ever since.
fiction, historical non-fiction, poetry, and biog- presents a special workshop focused on old
sell the horse first. I asked how much for Sometimes we’d go to lunch and make and new myths and traditions associated with
raphies. A Bake Sale will be also be held.
the filly, and his answer was too high. the rounds of all the pawnshops to see if Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead.
Admission is free. Information: 532-6131 or
How much for the round pen? Again too we could pick up a saddle or two. • Nov. 9: ”The Use of the Imagination in
much I told him. He also had a cheap but One time when we stopped at a pawn Writing” with H.W. “Bill” Sparks. Sparks served
overpriced saddle. Then I asked how shop in Anthony, Texas, where I immedi- ‘Poetry Therapy’ — The sessions are 6:30 20 years in the Army, retiring in 1985. He now
much for all of it. We cussed and dis- ately spotted a nice small, black to 8 p.m. every third Friday (Nov. 15), at Brew serves as a Veterans Advocate.
cussed awhile. I told him cash money, American-made kid’s saddle, pad and Lab, 601 N. Oregon, Suite 1, sponsored by • Nov. 16: “If You Bring Nothing to This Place
right now, but he’d have to throw in those hackamore bridle. All they were asking Literarity Book Shop. Information: 307-4242 or but Your Carcass, Keep Out” with Gustavo
was $75 for all of it. on Facebook at brewlabep.
13 bales of hay I saw under the shade. He Enriquez. Enriquez currently serves on the
said if I bought the horse he wouldn’t I walked right straight to it, calling ‘A Celebration about El Paso’ — Book board of UTEP’s Creative Writing Society.
need the hay. Manny’s attention that way, telling him Publishers of El Paso presents a look at new
I counted out eight $100 bills and left he’d better buy it or I would. He scoffed, and upcoming books by area authors 10:30 Please see Page 33
Bridget there while I went back to get my “Naw, it’s too small.” “Well, I’ll buy it,” I
flatbed trailer. I returned to disassemble said. He then said no, he would take it. I
and load the round pen and hay. We put told him okay but I wanted the hack-
things away and called it a day, it being amore. He said give him $35, and I
past the middle of a hot summer’s after- couldn’t wait to get my money out.
noon. I drove her home, which was our It was a Hollis hackamore built in
custom. She got a ride with her mother in Skidmore, Texas with a 10-inch shank,
the mornings and I took her home. Now, handmade with great balance and horses
Bridget had to be 20-21 years old and like them. The company opened in 1982,
didn’t drive. I heard she’d been in a very closed 35 years later, and the hackamore
bad car wreck, but she didn’t say much is now a collector’s item worth well over
about it so I didn’t pry. $100. I still use it today.
The next day we fed the horses and Manny and I would drive weekly to cat-
cleaned the pens, we got horses out of tle sales in Deming and monthly to
their pens, brushed them, cleaned their Wilcox, Ariz., setting up on street corners
feet and ran them around in a circle with to peddle our wares We talked, cussed,
a long line. We were into the early after- discussed, family, religion, and politics,
noon so I called it quits and drove her but never got angry at each other. Damn,
home. I’m missing all that.
Thursday, we got everything done with- Now, I just go see him at the Veterans
out much delay because my friend Home. Isn’t it funny how friendships are?
Manny always came to visit that day. They come and go young and old.
Manny showed up at about 10:30.
Bridget and I had finished feeding, clean- John McVey Middagh is a former
ing and working with the horses. We saddle shop owner. You can reach
him at

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‘Bringing the Heat’ — Burlesque on the One of USA’s Top 100
Independent Pizzerias
Rio hosts a show 8 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday,

— Pizza Today
Nov. 9, at Touch Bar & Nightclub, with Bunny
Galore, Pistol Holliday, Mena Domina, Tito
Bonito as Emcee, and El Paso’s own VSF Strut.
Admission: $10 in advance; $15 at the door.
VIP $100; adults only. Information: bur-
‘The Last Night of Ballyhoo’ — El Paso ‘Boy Gets Girl’ — No Strings Theater
‘Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol’ — T

High School’s Tiger Theatre Troupe presents Company presents the play by Rebecca Gilman,
the play by Alfred Uhry at 6:30 p.m. Friday and directed by Autumn Gieb, through Nov. 3, at or C Community theatre hosts presents the
Saturday, Nov. 1-2, and Thursday and Friday, Black Box Theater, 430 N. Main in Las Cruces. one-man play Nov. 15-17 and Nov. 22-24 at,

Fine Beers & Wines

Nov. 7-8, at El Paso High School Auditorium, A blind date turns into a living nightmare in this T or C Civic Center, 400 W. Fourth Street, in
800 E. Schuster. Admission: $6 at the door; or play that examines stalking, sexism and roman- Truth or Consequences. Showtime is 7 p.m.

in advance; and for students. Information: 236- tic pursuit. Showtime is 8 p.m. Fridays and Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Seating
2500 or Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, and 7 p.m. is limited. Admission: $12 ($10 seniors and stu-
This comedy/drama takes place in Atlanta, Ga. Thursday, Oct. 31. Tickets: $15 ($12 students dents). Dinner at 6 p.m. available before the 206 Cincinnati • 532-9483
in December of 1939. “Gone with the Wind” is and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday). two Saturday shows, by reservation at 609-
having its world premiere and Hitler is invading Information: (575) 523-1223 or 226-5387, Information:
Poland, but Atlanta’s elitist German Jews are
‘The Full Monty’ — Alamogordo Music
Jacob Marley finds himself dead and torment-
ed by a malicious little hell-sprite who thor-
865 N. Resler • 760-6000
much more concerned about who is going to
Theatre presents the comedy based on the hit oughly enjoys his work. He accepts his one
Ballyhoo, the social event of the season.
movie at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8-9
1879 N. Zaragosa • 856-9111
chance to free himself: to escape his own
El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway. and Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 14-16 at chains, he must first redeem Scrooge.

Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and the Flickinger Center, 1110 N. New York, in
9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Alamogordo. Adult content. Tickets: $12, avail- ‘My Sister in This House’ — El Paso
Sunday. Closed Nov. 10 and 28. Tickets: $6 able at Information: alamogor- Community College Theatre presents the play
11100 Sean Haggerty (at US 54)
Thursday, $12 Friday and Saturday; $8 Sunday, or on Facebook. by Wendy Kesselman Nov. 15-24, at the
Forum Theatre on the Transmountain Campus.

except as listed. Age 17 and older admitted. Six unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, N.Y.
VIP Booths $10 more per ticket for all shows; have no cash and no prospects. Meanwhile, Nov. 23 will include signing for the hearing
impaired. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and
145 W. Sunset (at Doniphan)
available at they catch their wives and other women going
Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233), crazy over male strippers. The six men then set Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15
($7 EPCC students, staff, and seniors; $10, or on Facebook at El out to make some quick cash by becoming a 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Thur.
other students and military). Information: 831-
Paso Comic Strip. team of male strippers. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
• Nov. 1-3: Rusty Dooley 5147 or on Facebook. 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday
• Nov. 7-9: Jerry Garcia
‘The Green Bird’ — Virus Theater hosts See “Stage Talk” on Page 34 for details.
the commedia dell’arte theatrical spectacle by
“... definitely has the best pizza in town.”
• Nov. 14-17: Drew Thomas The Roadrunner Revue — The showcase
Carlo Gozzi Nov. 8-23, at El Sol Theater, 406
— Texas Monthly
Six-season SNL alum Jay Pharoah performs at of talent benefiting community radio station
N. Bullard, Downtown Silver City. Showtime is
7:30 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. KTAL-LP is 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at
7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 6
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21-23. Tickets: $25;
$30 VIP.
p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $14 ($6 students).
Please see Page 34

Keep on Bookin’ Shanna Sarsin — Author Shanna Sarsin will

sign copies of her latest fiction book, “Elephant,
Cont’d from Page 32
Bunnies and a Headless Giraffe” at 2 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 17, at Barnes & Noble at
• Nov. 23: “Live Painting” with Victor Fountains of Farah, 8889 Gateway West, Suite
Hernández, an artist from Socorro, Texas who 120. The book is about an independent high
spent several years in Austin and Houston society woman and self-made attorney
working as a commercial artist. He has finished embarking a journey to freedom and finding
four murals in the past year. themselves. Information: 594-3024 or barne-
Murder She Read — The Eastside chapter
of the book discussion group supporting Cactus Flower Bookery — 5024
women mystery writers meets 7 to 8 p.m. Doniphan (Placita Santa Fe), Suite 9.
Tuesday, Nov. 5, to discuss “The Word is Information: 203-8338 or cactusflowerbook-
Murder” by Anthony Horowitz. Meeting place This month’s theme for dis-
varies; call for location. Admission is free. cussions is books about Indigenous Peoples of
Information: 629-7063 or North American (fiction and nonfiction):
• Tuesday Tea Club is 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.
Reading Art Book Club — The book club 5. Tea provided.
of the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. • Read Between the Wines literary discussion
Main, meets at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. and wine pairing is 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7.
13, to discuss “The Judgement of Paris: The A free Day of the Dead Writer’s Workshop is
Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, hosted by
Impressionism” by Ross King. Meetings are free Raquel B. Mejia. All levels of writers are wel-
and open to the public; participants do not comed. Learn all about the Day of the Dead,
need to have read the book. Information: (575) writing techniques and skills.
541-2217, or las- Barnes & Noble — Information: barnesand- Locations are El Paso’s East Side,
Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club — Fountains at Farah; West Side, 705 Sunland
The book club devoted to Victorian era science Park; and Las Cruces Mesilla Valley Mall.
fiction meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, Following events are at all stores:
at Magoffin Home State Historic Site, 1120 Book Club is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, featur-
Magoffin. This month’s book is “Unveiling a ing “Ninth House” by Leigh Bardugo. Sign up at
Parallel: A Romance,” by Alice Ilgerfritz and Ella store or website.
Merchant, 1893. Tea and pastries provided. A Young Adult Book Club is 7 p.m. Thursday,
Victorian era or steampunk dress encouraged, Nov. 14, to discuss “The Fountains of Silence”
but not required. Tea and pastries provided. by Ruta Sepetys.
Admission is free. Information: 533-5147, visit- Children’s storytimes are 11 a.m. Saturdays, or Facebook. and Baby & Me storytimes caregivers and ages
0-24 are 11 a.m. Sundays.

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On Stage Tuesday through Saturday, Dec. 3-7, and 2:30 Information: 747-5118,
p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. All seats general admis- or on Facebook.
Cont’d from Page 33
sion; no meal served.(Ticketmaster).
‘Miracle on 34th Street’ — El Paso
Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in Information: 747-6060 or Adult
Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents its adapta-
Downtown Las Cruces. with Gene Keller, CW subject matter and language.
tion of the classic film celebrating the true spirit
Ayon, Teresa Tudury, Doug Adamz, Chris ‘A Christmas Carol en la Frontera’ — of Christmas Dec. 6-21. Showtimes are 8 p.m.
Sander, and the Cosmic Troubadours. Cash bar The UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets:
offered. Tickets: $25 (Eventbrite). presents an original adaptation of Charles $15 ($12 seniors, students, military and teach-
‘A Christmas Carol’ — American Dickens’ holiday season classic by Jay Stratton ers; $9 children). Information: 532-1317 or
Southwest Theatre Company presents the and Adriana Dominguez Dec. 5-13, in UTEP’s
musical adaptation of Dickens’ holiday classic Fox Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre.
Nov. 22-Dec. 8 at NMSU’s Center for the

‘My Sister’ based

Arts in Las Cruces. Performances are 7:30 p.m.

Fridays and Saturdays, plus 2 p.m. Saturday,

on tragic true story

Nov. 30 and Sundays. Preview night is 5:30
p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. Tickets: $18 ($15 sen-
iors; $11 students; $5 high school students with
I.D.) Tickets: (575) 646-4515 or ed Karber likes challenges. He founded Aardvark Theatre and
Jesters League of America — El Paso’s ran it for nearly 10 years in El
improv comedy group, presents a show at 8 Paso, directing more than 30 shows.
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Glasbox, 210 He’s a playwright, with two shows
Poplar. Tickets: $5 at the door. Information on becoming semi-finalists at the Eugene
Facebook at jestersleagueofamerica. O’Neill Theatre Center’s National
Jesters League of America hosts open audi- Playwright’s Conference: “Precious
tions at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at Heart” and “Bunty’s Bones.” He’s
Glasbox, 210 Poplar. No experience required. taught theater at UTEP and YISD, and
now is the coordinator for theatre at El
Auditions will include games centering on the very surprising and disturbing place.
Paso Community College.
basics of improv and short scenes with current Discovering the landscapes the charac-
And for his first outing at EPCC, he’s
members. There is no cost to join. Information ters journey, and how to translate those
chosen a challenging play, “My Sister in
on Facebook at jestersleagueofamerica. journeys to the stage, has been a great
This House,” by Wendy Kesselman.
Players practice each Monday at Glasbox from challenge, but also the most exciting task
“I wanted to choose a play which
5:30 to 7 p.m., with shows one Saturday for each of us involved in the show.”
would give our EPCC talent a chance to
evening per month. On the plus side, Karber said, are the
work on character development,”
‘Dogfight’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in the five women who have helped bring the
Karber said. “ ‘My Sister in This
show to life.
UTEP Student Union West building, presents House’ is truly an actor’s piece, it
“I include the four actresses and the
the hauntingly beautiful musical as part of its revolves on character interaction. I think
production’s assistant director, Eurydice
Side Dish Student Production at 7 p.m. the play gives our four wonderful
Saucedo.” It’s been a joy, he said, to
actresses an opportunity to truly discov-
watch these “talented women, witness-
er all of the delicious intricacies of
ing what they bring to each moment of
these very unusual (and sometimes
the show, and watching them grow as
frightening) relationships.”
theatre artists.”
The story is based on a true incident.
Karber hopes to keep expanding
“It centers on the lives of Madame
EPCC’s offerings: “I see great things
Danzard (played by community theater
for the theatre arts discipline at EPCC.
veteran Veronica Frescas) and her
We have begun to open our theatre to
daughter Isabelle (played by EPCC the-
more community theatre entities
atre student Dominique Joseph) as they
(Shakespeare on the Rocks, El Paso
live a life of quiet isolation in 1930s Le
Youth Opera), and we’ve begun a very
Mans, France,” Karber said. “Madame
solid effort to work collaboratively with
Danzard employs two maids, sisters
our fellow arts colleagues at EPCC.
Christine and Lea (played by EPCC and
We’re so lucky to have Greg Thompson
community theater veteran Cristy
directing our summer musical (‘Fun
Zermeno and EPCC theatre Student
Home’), and we hope to continue that
Daniela Mendoza), who soon prove to
wonderful relationship and to continue
be ‘two pearls,’ whom Madame
offering a summer musical.
Danzard hopes all of Le Mans society
“We hope to stage a mix of modern
will envy.
and classic theatre (as you know, mod-
“Separated from their employers by the
ern classics are my ‘thing’). We are
strict class structures of 1930s French
making plans for our first Tejano
society, Christine and Lea begin a tightly
Theatre Festival in conjunction with
bound relationship, which eventually
several El Paso high schools.
turns sexual. As time passes, and the two
“And one of my own personal goals
young maids become more estranged
is to build the playwriting program at
from humanity, the seething atmosphere
EPCC. We have a wonderful pool of
of Madame Danzard’s demanding
writing talent here at the college, and I
household leads them down a terrifying
hope to start a ‘new plays festival’ dur-
and bloody path. Based on an actual
ing the summer, which will highlight
occurrence in France, the play is at turns
some of that talent. As a playwright, I
a comic view of social behavior, a prob-
know how important it is to hear and
ing investigation of human motivation,
see your work on the stage.”
and finally a great murder story.”
Producing the four-actress, character-
driven show has been a challenge.
Carol Viescas is a veteran of

“I suppose the biggest struggle has

community theater and teaches

been mapping the very complex and sub-

journalism at Bel Air High School.

tle manner in which the characters El Paso Community College Theatre

change over the course of the production. presents “My Sister in This House”
Each character travels a very psychologi- Nov. 15-24 at Transmountain Campus
cally multifaceted road and ends up in a Forum Theatre. Information: 831-5147.

Page 34 El Paso Scene November 2019

Santa brings vinyl cheer a little
Film Scene Directed by Annabelle Attanasio.
• Scandalous: The True Story of the National
early Record Store Day Cont’d from Page 36
Enquirer (Magnolia) — Documentary. Directed
Once again music lovers, in particular fans by Mark Landsman.
of vinyl, will hear sleigh bells ringing a little Nov. 8:
• The Warrior Queen of Jhansi (Roadside) —
bit early this year. Their fantastic sound sys- • Doctor Sleep (Warner Bros.) — Ewan
Rupert Everett, Jodhi May, Derek Jacobi.
tems have nothing to do with it. It’s all about McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Jacob Tremblay.
Directed by Swati Bhise.
Record Store Day part deux, or simply Black Directed by Mike Flanagan.
• Waves (A24) — Taylor Russell, Kelvin
Friday RSD. The day when the independent • Honey Boy (Amazon) — Shia LaBeouf, Lucas
Harrison Jr., Alexa Demie. Directed by Trey
record stores across the land ban together to Hedges, Noah Jupe. Directed by Alma Har’el.
fight giant retailers the Friday after
Edward Shults.
• The Kingmaker (Showtime) — Imelda
Thanksgoving. This was more of a thing Marcos. Documentary centering on the con-
Nov. 22:
when the megastores were selling music, but troversial Imelda Marcos, former first lady of
• A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
either way the tradition still continues and the Philippines. Directed by Lauren Greenfield.
(TriStar) — Tom Hanks, Christine Lahti,
there are some stores in El Paso and Las • Last Christmas (Universal) — Emilia Clarke,
Matthew Rhys. Directed by Marielle Heller.
Cruces that will be participating. The Nov. • Dark Waters (Focus) — William Jackson
29 celebration may be the biggest yet, with “Egypt Station”-themed picture disc. Arcade Henry Golding, Emma Thompson. Directed by
Harper, Anne Hathaway, Mark Ruffalo.
over 175 titles making their debut. Let the Fire unearthed fan favorite “Neighborhood Paul Feig.
#1 (Tunnels),” since the original had gone
Directed by Todd Haynes.
feasting begin. • Midway (Lionsgate) — Patrick Wilson, Luke
through the price stratosphere on the second-
• Frozen II (Disney) — CG Animation.
Evans, Dennis Quaid. Directed by Roland
ary market. The Kinks take it way back with Featuring the voices of Jason Ritter, Kristen
Holiday offerings a special mono remaster pressing of “Arthur”
Bell, Jonathan Groff. Directed by Chris Buck
It appears that the decision makers are offer-
• Mister Toilet: The World’s #2 Man —
/ “Brainwashed.” Country legend Willie and Jennifer Lee. Sequel to 2013 monster hit.
ing up more seasonal dishes than ever Nelson makes a return appearance with a
Documentary on Jack Sim, a crusader for glob-
• Hala (Apple TV+) — Geraldine
before. The Squirrel Nut Zippers’ “Christmas humorous ode to his favorite treat,
al sanitation.
Viswanathan, Jack Kilmer, Gabriel Luna.
Caravan” from 1998 gets the shiny wax “Sometimes Even I Can Get Too High,” • Playing With Fire (Paramount) — Judy
Directed by Minhal Baig.
treatment. Then jump in the time machine backed with “It’s All Going to Pot.” Greer, John Cena, Brianna Hildebrand.
• 21 Bridges (STX) — Taylor Kitsch, Sienna
and go back 30 years for Jimi Hendrix and Tenacious D get back in the game with a Directed by Andy Fickman.
his Band of Gypsys playing “Merry
Miller, J.K. Simmons. Directed by Brian Kirk.
brand-new song on the one-sided “Don’t Nov. 15:
Christmas” and “Happy New Year,” but now
Nov. 29:
Blow It, Kage.” • All Rise (Entertainment) — Jennifer Ehle,
it is a visual experience as well. The update John David Washington, Jeffrey Wright.
• Queen & Slim (Universal) — Daniel Kaluuya,
is a picture disc with Jimi in full Santa garb. 10- & 12-inch EP singles Directed by Anthony Mandler.
Chloë Sevigny, Bokeem Woodbine. Directed
There is also Hall and Oates, Sammy Hagar, Who better to put his image on a picture disc • Charlie’s Angels (Columbia) — Naomi Scott,
by Melina Matsoukas.
Peter Holsapple, The Monkees and Vitamin than Frank Zappa with an anniversary 10-
• Knives Out (Lionsgate) — Ana de Armas,
String Quartet, with their rendition of “The
Sam Claflin, Kristen Stewart. Directed by
inch EP of “Peaches En Regalia”? If you Toni Collette, Chris Evans. Directed by Rian
Nightmare Before Christmas,” and that still
Elizabeth Banks. Another re-imagining of the
want to go a bit more dramatic, no one does Johnson.
doesn’t cover it all. medieval dragons like Ronnie James Dio
1970s TV show.
• Ford v Ferrari (20th Century-Fox) — DVD/Blu-ray Releases
does with his full-color disc “Rainbow in the
Box sets, multi-disc collections Dark.” Madonna has a pair of new remixes
Christian Bale, Caitriona Balfe, Matt Damon.
Nov. 5:
on “I Rise,” and who knew it was the 25th
Directed by James Mangold.
Leave it to Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead • Hobbs & Shaw. PG-13
to have one of the largest sets, with five anniversary of Lisa Loeb’s “Stay (I Miss • The Good Liar (Warner Bros.) — Ian
records that are the first of many in the You),” which tacks on a couple of live songs. McKellen, Helen Mirren, Jim Carter. Directed Nov. 12:
Garcialive Series of his 1980 performance at Even the Chairman of the Board Frank by Bill Condon. • Good Boys. R
the Capitol Theatre. New Riders of the Sinatra gets things done with a rare image • Mickey and the Bear (Utopia) — James • The Farewell. PG
Purple Sage prove they really understand the picture sleeve on “My Way.” Mega stars U2 Badge Dale, Camila Morrone, Calvin Demba.
theme with the 1972 show “Thanksgiving in dig up their holy grail with “Three,” record-
New York City.” Velvet Underground leader ed back in 1979 in Ireland at Windmill Lane
Lou Reed’s “The Raven” spreads its wings Studios. Newcomer Lizzo goes back to the
across three discs and adds unreleased mate- beginning with her 2016 EP “Coconut Oil.”
rial. Primus alum Colonel Les Claypool’s Let’s not forget where it all came from, with
Fearless Flying Frog Brigade uncovers a 12- a pair of blues 10-inchers from Robert
track collection that was recorded live over Johnson and Blind Willie Johnson, both pre-
two nights in San Francisco on three 140- sented as 78 RPM microgroove records, with
gram transparent green vinyl LPs. Of course, reproduction of the original sleeves wrapped
Dave Matthews continues his live install- in a full-color obi strip with detailed liner
ments with “live at the Hollywood Bowl.” notes.

Unique colors, deluxe packag- Wacky, Bizarre & Questionable

ing Always questionable on Record Store day is
when a CD slips out. Fu Manchu “Live at
Black Label Society revisit their extremely Roadburn 2003” takes care of that this time,
scarce 1999 EP “Nuns and Roaches,” which but even more puzzling is a cassette. In this
fittingly enough includes a holiday tune. The case it’s the Nationals’ set of three cassettes
Doors’ 1970 recording from “Live at the Isle on “Live at the Greek Theatre, Berkeley,
Of Wight Festival” makes its vinyl debut on CA.” The band, known for taking modern
heavyweight double audiophile-quality vinyl. songs and channeling them into children’s
There is a reason that Pearl Jam is this year’s lullabies, has outdone themselves in this
ambassador: One of the most intriguing bizarre category by covering Snoop Dogg.
releases of the lot is the 1992 “MTV The award for strangest pairing, although not
Unplugged,” containing a complete perform- performing together, goes to Star Trek star
ance by Pearl Jam recorded three days after William Shatner and punk legends The
they completed their first American tour. Cramps on “Garbageman,” presented on
Hard to find in any configuration is neon yellow. Then there are the countless
Grandpaboy, alter ego of The Replacements’ soundtracks that for puzzling reasons are
Paul Westerberg, which is extended to a 2- being repressed, but I could go on forever.
LP set. Breaking out all the colors is Third All of these are being released in limited
Man Records with their 3-record set from pressing numbers, from as much as 13,000 to
Patsy Cline, “Sweet Dreams: The Complete as little as only 300 made. Many are num-
Decca Masters 1960-1963,” on pink, purple, bered and most will disappear very quickly.
and yellow pastel vinyl packaged in a very This was only a small sampling of what is
nice tri-gatefold sleeve. being offered, so if finances are a concern for
you, it might be time to take on a roommate,
7 -inch 45 singles move back in with the parents, or even get a
This year the 7-inch single seems to domi- second mortgage, because November 29th
nate with artists from all genres, from new- will not be a cheap date.
comers to legends and everything in
between. Naturally Acid Witch gets in the Brian Chozick is owner of Tumblin’
spirit with “Black Christmas Evil.” The Dice Music. Drop him a line at
Beatles’ own Paul McCartney creates an

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Film Salon — The Film Salon presents “The Admission: $7 ($6 seniors, military and students
Magnificent Ambersons” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, with ID; $5 children and society members); $5
Nov. 2, at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 250 E. on Wednesday. Information, schedule: (575)
Montecillo, as part of a series on holiday films. 524-8287 or
Tickets: $5, available at • Nov. 1-7: “Before You Know It.” Stage man-
Information: or on Facebook. ager Rachel Gurner (Hannah Pearl Utt) lives in
her childhood apartment above the theater her
Jay’s Pix Presents — Film historian Jay family owns and operates in New York City.
Duncan and the Sunset Film Society host pre- She learns her presumed-deceased mother
sentations at 2 p.m. Saturdays at International (Judith Light) is not just alive but thriving as a
Museum of Art, 1211 Montana. Admission is soap-opera star.
free. Information: • Nov. 8-14: “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of
• Nov. 2: Classic 1960s Television, including My Voice.” A look at Ronstadt’s early years of
the “The Grim Reaper” episode of “Thriller” singing Mexican canciones with her family, her
(1961); and the “An Unlocked Window” folk days with the Stone Poneys, and her reign
episode of the “Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1965). as the “rock queen” of the ‘70s and early ’80s.
Get Scene • Nov. 9: Frank Capra’s ”Lost Horizon”
(1937). Based on James Hilton’s 1933 novel
• Nov. 15-21: “The Tobacconist.” Based on
the international bestseller by Robert Seethaler
about the mythical and idyllic Shangri-La.
around town! Guests can hear a 1950 recording of James
Hilton recalling “Lost Horizon.”
about a young man and his friendship with
Sigmund Freud (Bruno Ganz) during the Nazi
occupation of Vienna.
The Scene comes out the last week of the month.
Pick up your copy at these and other locations. • Nov. 16: “The Fountainhead” (1949). An • Nov. 22-27: “Neither Wolf Nor Dog.” A
Or subscribe by mail! See Page 38 for order form. uncompromising, visionary architect struggles white author (Christopher Sweeney) is sum-
to maintain his integrity and individualism. moned by a Lakota Elder (Bald Eagle) who asks
Based on the novel by Ayn Rand. Starring Gary
him to write a book about his perspective.
Cooper, Patricia Neal and Raymond Massey.
1500 Airway 1788 N. Zaragosa
890 N Resler Dr After a blundering false start, he is all but kid-
• Nov. 23: “Hannah and Her Sisters” (1986),
7144 Gateway East 10039 Dyer
napped and sucked into a road trip through the
directed by Woody Allen. Three successive
4757 Hondo Pass 5900 N Mesa St
heart of the contemporary Native American
2929 N. Mesa TEJAS CAFÉ
family Thanksgiving dinners mark time for
8050 N Mesa
6440 N. Mesa
Hannah (Mia Farrow), her younger sisters Lee
2800 N. Mesa 9757 DYER
• Nov. 29-Dec. 5: “Pain and Glory.” A film
7801 N. Mesa
(Barbara Hershey) and Holly (Dianne Wiest)
2879 Montana
director reflects on the choices he’s made in
2275 Trawood LUCY'S
and the men in their lives.
5401 Montana
life as past and present come crashing down
1331 N. Zaragoza
• Nov. 30: “The Court Jester” (1956). Danny
In Las Cruces: around him. No Nov. 30 matinee.
3464 Joe Battle 1100 Geronimo
Kaye plays a hapless carnival performer who
8401 Gateway West 10040 DYER
455 S. Telshor 5150 Fairbanks ALL THAT MUSIC masquerades as the court jester as part of a New Mexico Museum of Space
plot against an evil ruler who has overthrown History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo.
1435 S. Valley 9428 Dyer 6800 Gateway West
GOLDEN CORRAL 10780 Kenworthy the rightful king. Also featuring Glynis Johns, Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater tickets are $7
($6 seniors and military; $5 ages 4-12).
1210 Wedgewood Basil Rathbone and Angela Lansbury.
Planetarium show is $5 ($4 seniors, military
4610 Transmountain 705 Sunland Park Dr.
Pax Christi Film Series — A screening of
1460 N Lee Trevino 3355 N Yarbrough
CAFE EAST and children). Theatre closed Thanksgiving
“Ixcanul,” performed by indigenous, non-pro- Day. Ages 3 and under free. Museum/IMAX
1831 N. Lee Trevino
FURR’S 11251 Rojas
fessional actors, is 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at combo tickets available. Information: (877)
11925 Gateway West 2950 George Dieter
St. Joseph School auditorium, 1315 Travis
333-6589 or (575) 437-2840, nmspacemuse-
11685 Montwood
(enter through parking lot across from recto-
THE CLEANERS or on Facebook.
12390 Edgemere 2030 E. Yandell
ry). Discussion follows. Admission is free, dona- Now showing:
800 N. Zaragosa 7555 Aculpulco tions accepted. Information: 740-3962. • “Apollo 11: First Steps,” 10:10 and 11:05
Mixing age-old myths and customs with the a.m. and 1:10 and 4:05 p.m.
BASKIN ROBBINS 100 N. Americas
ALL LOCATIONS 8045 N. Loop CROSSLAND realities of the present world, this dream-like • “Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity,”
14300 Horizon GALLERY / EPAA film depicts the quickly disappearing life of the 12:30 and 3:30 p.m.
Mayas in Guatemala.
Star Show is 11:55 a.m. and 2:55 p.m.
500 W. Paisano
5218 Doniphan
Sci Fi and ArtFilm Nights — Brew Lab,
Jay’s Film Forecast — Film historian Jay
601 N. Oregon, Suite 1, hosts science fiction
Duncan prepared this list of top monthly
9600 Sims
classics 5:30 to 8 p.m. the second Thursday of
ESCAMILLA GALLERY “Coming Attractions” for movie fans, listed by
every month (Nov. 14) and art films every studio and release date (subject to change):
AVANT-EDGE 5034 Doniphan 1445 Main, San Eizario
PHARMACIES third Thursday (Nov. 21). Information: 307- Nov. 1:
4242 or on Facebook at brewlabep.
• Arctic Dogs (Entertainment Studios) — CG
14476 Horizon

Movies at Branigan Library — Thomas Animation. Voices of Anjelica Huston, James

1576 Lomaland 3400 N. Mesa LIBRARIES
THE PIZZA JOINT WING STOP EL PASO Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho, Franco, Jeremy Renner. Directed by Aaron
7000 Westwind 1757 George Dieter INTERNATIONAL presents free book-based movies in the Woodley.
9530 Viscount Roadrunner Room. Admission is free. Call for • Harriet (Focus) — Jennifer Nettles, Joe
Alwyn, Cynthia Erivo. Directed by Kasi
titles and ratings. Information: (575) 528-4014,
9008 Dyer
2900 N. Mesa
8825 N. Loop
• Inside Game (iDreamMachine) — Scott Wolf,
1308 N. Oregon
Movies rated PG-13 and R are 5 p.m. the sec-
13855 Horizon Blvd. ond Wednesday of the month. Lindsay Morgan, Reggie Lee. Directed by
Family friendly movies rate G and PG are Randall Batinkoff.
1516 Lee Trevino
BOWIE BAKERY 10:30 a.m. the fourth Saturday of the Month. • The Irishman (Netflix) — Robert de Niro,
Anna Paquin, Al Pacino; Directed by Martin
Award winning foreign films are featured at 2
5000 Doniphan #105, EP CONV. CENTER
9201 Gateway W
EL PASO p.m. the fourth Sunday of the Month (rated PG
to R). • Motherless Brooklyn (Warner Bros.) —
Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe.
5320 Doniphan LIBRARIES
Fountain Theatre — 2469 Calle de Directed by Norton.
6232 N. Mesa
Guadalupe, 1/2 block south of the plaza in
ARDOVINO’S • Terminator: Dark Fate (Paramount) —
Mesilla. The historic theater, operated by the Mackenzie Davis, Arnold Schwarzenegger,
7520 Remcon (ART, HISTORY,
865 N. Resler ARCHAEOLOGY) Mesilla Valley Film Society, features films at Linda Hamilton. Directed by Tim Miller.
7:30 p.m. nightly, plus 1:30 p.m. Saturday and
206 Cincinnati PAPA BURGERS
2:30 p.m. Sunday. Theatre closed Nov. 28.
145 W. Sunset 2066 Wedgewood TX TOURISM
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UTEP Men’s Basketball - Ticket informa-
tion: 747-5234 or
• The Miners travel to NMSU at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 3.
• The Miners host Arkansas-Pine Bluff at 7
p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.
• The WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl
Invitational is Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 16-
17, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Monday:
Kent State vs. UC Irvine at 5 p.m. and North
Carolina A&T vs. UTEP at 7 p.m. Consolation
Game is at 5 p.m. Tuesday, followed by
Championship Game at 7 p.m.
UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home
games are in the Don Haskins Center. Ticket
information: 747-5234 or
• 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5: Weber State
• 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, Arizona
• 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, Tulsa.
El Paso Mineral and Gem Society
Show — The annual mineral, gem, jewelry Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado.
and bead show is Dec. 6-8 at El Maida Tickets: $15 ($5 children under 12).
Auditorium, 6331 Alabama. Hours are 10 a.m. Information: (575) 523-6403 or
to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information: Ruidoso Festival of Lights — The annual
544-2717 or “Parade of Lights” is 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec.
7, in downtown Ruidoso (from THURSDAY
Las Cruces Festival of Trees — The 4th Sudderth/Mechem to Pizza Hut). Information:
annual holiday family celebration benefiting 1-888-71-LIGHTS (714-4448) or NOVEMBER 28
local nonprofits is Dec. 6-7 at Centennial High
School, 1950 S. Sonoma Ranch Blvd., Las
Holiday Craft Fair — Most Holy Trinity
10:30AM – 4PM
Cruces. Hours 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.
School, 10000 Pheasant, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday
to 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $5 ($3 students,
and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7-8, in the
kids; under age 2 free) Information: lctreefesti-
school gym. Information: 751-2566 or mhtcru- or on Facebook at lctreefesti- THANKSGIVING FAVORITES!
Silver City Holiday Market —10 a.m. to
Luminarias by the Lake — Thousands of
4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, I-10 to sunland park exit
luminarias will line the walking paths at
Dec. 7-8, at 3031 Silver Heights, in Silver City.
Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso Desert
Play Responsibly. Helpline 1-800-572-1142.

Information: or
Botanical Gardens, 4200 Doniphan, 6 to 9 p.m.
on Facebook.
Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7, with holiday
music, and refreshments Proceeds benefit the LCSO with Barbara Padilla — Las
park. Admission: $4 ($3 military, $1 children). Cruces Symphony Orchestra, conducted by
Information: 581-7920 or keystone- Lonnie Klein, presents a compilation of great arias from Italy, Mexico and Venezuela with
guest soprano Barbara Padilla at 7:30 p.m.
Guild and Friends Luncheon — El Paso Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7-8, at
Opera Guild and Friends hosts a winter lunch-
NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall. Tickets: $41-
eon at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Anson 11,
$51. Information: (575) 646-3709,
303 N. Oregon. Cost: $30. RSVP by Dec. 3 at or on Facebook.
‘A Christmas Story’ — Las Cruces
Magoffin Holiday Open House — The Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las
annual holiday season event at the Magoffin Cruces Downtown Mall presents the musical
Home State Historic Site, 1120 Magoffin, is 1 based on the classic movie Dec. 7-22.
to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, with live music, Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and
performers, cookies, hot cocoa, and free activi- Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $17 ($14
ties for kids. Admission is free. Information: senior, student and military; $10 groups and
533-5147, or on children). Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcct-
PBS Kids Fiesta — The 5th annual event is Christmas Extravaganza — Escamilla Fine
noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the El Paso Art Gallery, Studio and Gift Shop hosts the
Convention Center. Presented by KCOS TV. annual holiday show and sale 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Information: Sunday, Dec. 8. Information: 851-0742 or
Gage Schroeder Memorial Wrestling
Tournament — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Holiday Concert — Mesilla Valley Chorale’s
Dec. 7, at El Paso County Coliseum. annual holiday concert is 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec.
Donations benefit scholarships. Information on 8, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in
Facebook at The Gage Memorial Wrestling Las Cruces. Information: (575) 647-2560 or
‘Christmas in the Foothills’ — The his- ‘Navidad on the Border’ — The 25th
toric Black Range town of Hillsboro, N.M. annual musical homage to the community’s
invites Christmas shoppers for a holiday studio Christmas traditions is 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday,
walk 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Dec. 11, at EPCC’s Administrative Service
the Hillsboro Community Center. Information: Center Auditorium, Building A. Presented by El
(575) 894-1698 or Paso Community College Senior Adult
Dickens’ Tea & Fashion Show — Doña Program. Admission is free, but seating limited.
Ana Arts Council volunteer Sherry White hosts Complimentary tickets available at 831-7801.
the 19th century tea and fashion show 4 to 6
p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the DAAC Arts & Please see Page 38

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House arts and craft fair 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec.14-
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15, with local vendors, appetizers, and live
entertainment. Information: 533-9090 or hal-
Krampus Fest — Kaleidoscope Art Space Alma Calderon 8 Fountain Theatre 33 NM Veterans Home 18
hosts its 3rd annual Art Show & Market 7 to
midnight Friday, Dec. 13, at the German Pub, Edge of Texas Wrestling — Saturday, Ardovino’s Desert Crossing 27 Fox Plaza 17 PhiDev Inc 29
9530 Viscount, Suite 2K. Information on Dec. 14, at El Paso County Coliseum.
Facebook. Ardovino’s Pizza 33 Furrs Family Dining 32 Precision Prosthetics 10
‘The Beginning of Advent’- Bruce
El Paso Wind Symphony — The wind Nehring Consort hosts its holiday concerts Around and About Tours 11 Hacienda de Mesilla 3 PTEP 37
symphony opens its season with a Holiday Dec. 13-15, at Zion Lutheran Church, 2800
Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Pershing. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, ATMAS Healing 36 Hal Marcus Gallery 16 Radford School 14
UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets: $10; 5 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets
Azar Nut Shop 27 Hans Martial Arts 11 Reidsan 7
$5 students, military, seniors. Information: elpa- are $15 at the door, or in advance at or on Facebook. Information: Baskin Robbins 20 Harmony School 17 Roman's Art Design 38
‘Jack, Sally and Sandy Claws — at the
Books Are Gems 32 Keystone Heritage Park 35 Silver City MainStreet 14
Zoo’ — El Paso Zoological Society hosts a Tony The Tiger Sun Bowl — The 86th
“Nightmare Before Christmas” inspired annual football classic begins at noon, Tuesday, Brave Books 34 KTEP 30 Simple Solutions 25
evening Friday, Dec. 13. Information: 212- Dec. 31. Tickets: $22 to $62 (Ticketmaster).
0966,, or on Facebook at Captain’s Club: $652. Some military discounts Bruce’s Air 31 La Mujer Obrera 6 Starr Western Wear 9
ElPasoZoo. offered. Information: 533-4416, 1-800-915-
BOWL or Cattleman's 8 Las Artistas 2 Sun Metro 26
El Paso Rhinos - El Paso’s Junior League ice
Selection Sunday team announcements is
hockey team hosts the Steamboat Wranglers at Ceci Burgos Counseling 7 Las Cruces Museums 22 Sunland Park Racetrack 5,37
around 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Sunland
7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m.
Park Racetrack and Casino. Christian Singles 55+ 11 Leo’s Mexican Food 38 The Cleaners 24
Sunday, Dec. 13-15, at El Paso County
Sun Bowl Fan Golf Challenge is Friday, Dec.
Coliseum Events Center, next to the Coliseum,
28, at Vista Hills Country Club, 2210 Trawood. Collectibles 20 Magic Morning Market 16 Tommy Walker Concert 8
4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $5-$30. Information:
Information: 592-6565.
479-PUCK (7825) or Crossroads Botanicals 18 Magoffin Home St. Hist Site 12 Trans Siberian Orchestra 28
Price’s Give “Em Five Cheer Camp is 2:30 to
Candy Mayer Studio Open House — El 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at El Paso Eckankar 25 Mahria Thompson 27 Unity Bookstore 33
Paso artist Candy Mayer and photographer Convention Center. Information: Wayne
Charlie Mayer will host their 5th annual open Thornton, 541-4331. El Paso Art Association 25 Mar Caribe 2 3 UTEP Athletics 24
house at her home studio at 1317 Tierra Roja The 22nd annual Fan Fiesta is 4 to 8 p.m.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. Sunday, Dec. 30, at El Paso Convention El Paso Ballet Theatre 6 Marie Otero 27 Vanities 39
14-15. Information: 581-4971, Center. Admission is free. Activity wristbands
are $5. EPCC NJCAA 40 The Marketplace 23 VFW Post 812 10 or on Facebook at Candy
Mayer Art. Pre-game fan party is 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. El Paso Live 2 Mesilla Book Center 33 Village Inn 18
Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Glory Road and Sun Bowl
Happy Hippie Holidaze Open House Drive, with food and drinks, live music, give- El Paso Symphony 7 Mission Del Rey 34 Walgreens 24
— The Hal Marcus Gallery, 1308 N. Oregon,
aways and university bands.
hosts its 49th annual Happy Holidaze Open Escamilla Gallery 13 Mustard Seed Café 11 Western Traders 10

EPCC Theatre 29 Nayda’s Gems & Stones 22

Flickinger Center 15 NM Farm & Ranch Museum 19

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