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Your monthly guide to community
entertainment, recreation & culture

Clouds hovering over the Franklin Mountains during a winter storm

Sí El Paso
Downtown Juárez mercado Union Depot Cortez Building

Mark Paulda’s new collection of photography in and around El Paso,


“Sí El Paso,” was published in late 2019 by TCU Press. The 250 photographs
are accompanied by essays by El Pasoans, in both English and Spanish.
Information: www.markpaulda.com For review, see Page 4

Best Albums of 2019


The goofy, the Liner Notes columnist Brian Chozick lists
the top albums of the past year. — Page 29
bad & the weird
Antique Treasures
JA NU ARY
El Paso Scene’s 13th annual
NM Farm & Ranch’s show

2020
Gecko Awards highlight
the lowlights of 2019 Jan. 25-26 offers vendors,
appraisals and more.
— Page 25 w w w. e p s c e n e . c o m
— See Page 19
Recreation (915) 212-0092 S wim Fun with
Centers
After School
elpasotexas.gov/parks Aquatics
Youth Development (915) 212-0397
Open Gym Recreation Swimming
Boxing (Armijo, Officer Water Aerobics & Hydro Spinning
Classes • Lap Swimming
David Ortiz, Pavo Real &
San Juan) INDOOR HEATED POOLS

Check out our Fitness Centers!


Racquetball (Pavo Armijo
Real & Gary Del Palacio) 911 S. Ochoa, 79901 212-0395
Armijo All recreation centers and several senior centers have weights and cardio equipment.
Delta
700 E. 7th St. Fitness Classes of all kinds are offered with qualified instructors. Classes include
4451 Delta, 79905 542-0087

212-0396 Aerobics (Salsa, Zumba, Kickboxing), Dance (Folklorico, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Line Hawkins
Chihuahuita Dance), Boxing, Judo, Karate, Tai Chi and Yoga. Discount rates for ages 60 and older. 1500 Hawkins, 79925 594-8031
Please call your recreation center for details, schedules and fees. Leo Cancellare
417 Charles Rd.

FITNESS CENTER 
212-0433
650 Wallenberg, 79912 ~ 212-0458
Marty Robbins
Don Haskins
OPEN HOUSES JAN. 7
11600 Vista Del Sol, 79935 212-0428
7400 High Ridge Memorial
212-0478
Come try our Category A weight rooms
3251 Copper, 79930 212-0424
Galatzan O’Rourke
during FREE open houses
650 Wallenberg
9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday Jan. 7.
901 N. Virginia, 79902 212-0128
ˆ

212-0734 Therapeutic & Instructional


Free admission and healthy snacks
Gary Del Palacio 9031 Viscount, 79925 212-0714
provided. Staff will answer any questions
3001 Parkwood Veterans
about the weight room or rates.
212-0560 5301 Salem, 79924 821-0142

Leona Ford Don Haskins 7400 High Ridge (79912) (915) 212-0478 Westside Natatorium
Washington Galatzan 650 Wallenberg (79912) (915) 212-0734 650 Wallenberg Dr., 79912 212-0458

3400 E. Missouri Gary Del Palacio 3001 Parkwood (79925) (915) 212-0560 William W. Cowan
212-0724 Marty Robbins 11620 Vista Del Sol (79936) (915) 212-0426 8100 Independence, 79907 860-2349
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Marty Robbins Multipurpose 9031 Viscount (79925) (915) 212-2295


Officer David Ortiz 563 N. Carolina (79915) (915) 212-0430 General Admission
11620 Vista del Sol Youth & Seniors (60+): $2
212-0426 Pat O’Rourke 901 Virginia (79902) (915) 212-0127 Adults: $3
Pavo Real 9301 Alameda (79907) (915) 212-0474
Multipurpose
9031 Viscount
212-2295
Veterans 5301 Salem (79924) (915) 821-8909
Senior Centers
Nolan Richardson JOIN THE CITY OF EL PASO Eastside
WATER PARKS TEAM!
4435 Maxwell 3200 Fierro, 212-2070
212-0422 Friendly
Hourly pay is $10/hour or more. 901 N. Virginia, 212-0127
Officer David Ortiz Year-round & Seasonal Positions Available.
563 N. Carolina Learn more at Grandview Park
212-0430
elpasowaterparks.com/help 3134 Jefferson, 212-0571
O’Rourke Happiness

PRE-SCHOOL and DAYCARE


901 N. Virginia 563 N. Carolina, 212-0435
212-0127
Hilos De Plata
Pavo Real
VETERANS (Northeast)  GALATZAN (Westside) 4452 Delta, 212-0410
9301 Alameda
212-0474
5301 Salem Dr. 650 Wallenberg Dr. Memorial Park
(915-212-0754) (915-212-0735) 1800 Byron, 212-0391
Rae Gilmore
8501 Diana Dr. $60 annual registration fee Pavo Real
212-0570 Pre-School: Ages 3-5
9311 Alameda, 212-0476
San Juan 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Polly Harris
701 N. Glenwood $165 per Month 650 Wallenberg, 212-0733
212-0485
Daycare Full-Time: Ages 2-5 San Juan
Seville 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 5701 Tamburo Ct., 212-0486
6700 Sambrano Ave. $315 per Month
212-0432 South El Paso
Veterans Daycare Part-Time: Ages 2-5 600 S. Ochoa, 212-0574
Up to 6 hours a day Wellington Chew
5301 Salem Dr. Higher fees apply to non-residents $210 per Month
4430 Maxwell, 212-0423
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JANUARY
sponsorship. Tickets: $22 to $62 not included with admission). Free admission
(Ticketmaster). Captain’s Club: $652. Some with active duty military ID. Information: 345-

INDEX
military discounts offered. Information: 533- 6245 or elpasopsychicfair.com.
january 2020 4416, 1-800-915-BOWL or sunbowl.org.
Half time performers are Christian nu metal
Twelfth Night – The Celebration of Twelfth
Night, hosted by Barony of the Citadel of the
band P.O.D., who’s hits include “Alive,” “Youth
ROUNDUP of the Nation,” “Boom,” “Beautiful” and their
No. 1 single, “Lost In Forever.”
Southern Pass, welcomes the new year 9 a.m.
to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Bethel Temple,
6301 Alabama. The medieval-style event
Roundup 3-8
The 22nd annual Fan Fiesta is 4 to 8 p.m.
includes tournaments, feast, and a grand mas- Behind the Scene 4
Monday, Dec. 30, at El Paso Convention
querade ball. Tournaments include all martial Scene Spotlight 4
Center, with live performances, Battle of the
two university bands, activities for kids and
styles (including archery), competitions for Best Here’s the Ticket 9-12
more. Admission is free. Activity wristbands are
Ball garb, best mask, and best table decoration. Program Notes 12-13
$5 for inflatables and interactive games.
A feast follows the evening court, with
Music 14
Masquerade Ball dancing and singing.
Pre-game fan party is 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Registration: $20 ($15 members; $5 age 6-15, Dance 14
Tuesday, Dec. 31, with food and drinks, live
and free for children under five). Feast is $10; Sports 15-16
Taking a Look Back
music, giveaways and university bands, at the
registration required. Information: southern- 18
corner of Glory Road and Sun Bowl Drive.
pass.org or on Facebook at Barony of the Viva Juárez 18
WinterFest — El Paso Live with the Citadel of the Southern Pass. Nature 17,22
Feature:
Hospitals of Providence and Providence
Children’s Hospital, hosts ice skating and vari-
Days of Remembrance Bridal, Quince
Mount Cristo Rey Hike Through Time ous winter events through Jan. 5 in
& Sweet 16 Expo — The annual event cel- 2019 Gecko Awards 19-21
— A guided hike is at noon Monday, Dec. 30, Downtown’s Arts Festival Plaza and surround-
ebrating “30 Sweet Years” is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. At the Museum 23-24
at Mount Cristo Rey, Sunland Park, N.M. ing areas. San Jacinto Plaza and El Paso Street
Sunday, Jan. 19, at El Paso Convention Center,
Gallery Talk 25
presented by Elegant Penguin Productions.
Length: 5 miles round trip (2-3 hours). Cost: $5 will be decorated with holiday lights, and food
Admission: $5; free for children under 12. Southwest Art Scene 26-27
($2 for children) donation for the Mt. Cristo trucks and the Holiday Cafe will offer treats for
Information: 740-4349 or elegantpenguinelpa- Keep on Bookin' 28
Restoration Committee. Information: 542-
History Lessons
purchase. Regular ice skating hours are 4 to 9
1422. No reservation is required. so.com. All door proceeds benefit Paso Del 28
p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 4 to 11 p.m.
The hike is led by El Paso Scene Editor Randy Thursday and Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday
Norte Children’s Development Center. Liner Notes 29
Limbird, who will provide commentary on area and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Spring Home Show — The El Paso On Stage 30
history and geography. The hike is sponsored New Year’s Day hours are 1 to 9 p.m. Live Association of Builders presents the annual Stage Talk 31
by Destination El Paso. Security is provided music Friday, Jan. 3. home show and pet expo Jan. 24-26 at the El Film Scene 32
along the trail and in the parking lot. Skating is $8 ($7 military; $5 age 5 and Paso Convention Center. The show features February preview 33
The hike is suitable for all ages.
El Paso FishNet
younger). Spectator admission is free.
Meet at the large parking lot at the trailhead
booths providing exhibits, demonstrations, and
34
Information: 534-0600,winterfestep.com, or on prizes. Hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to
to Mt. Cristo Rey off McNutt Road (NM 273), Facebook. 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Scene Distribution 30
between Paisano and Racetrack Drive.
El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m.
Admission: $7 (free for ages 16 and younger). El Paso Scene User’s Guide 34
Tony The Tiger Sun Bowl — The 86th to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 18-19, at
Pets welcome to expo with a signed waiver Advertiser Index 34
annual football classic begins at noon, Tuesday, Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway, at Boeing. Subscription Form 34
Dec. 31. This is the first year under the new Admission: $5 for both days (private readings Please see Page 5

January 2020 El Paso Scene Page 3


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EPAA’s Crossland Gallery — Showing o photographer has chronicled El
Jan. 17-Feb. 28 is “con.FIGURE.ation.six. Paso and the surrounding region
2020.with.a.twist.” Opening reception Jan. more extensively than Mark
17; artist talk Feb. 22. Deadline for submis- Paulda. His first photographic compila-
sions is Jan. 8. Page 12. tion of the borderland, “Celebrate El
Paso,” came out over 10 years ago. “No
El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair featuring one guessed but the book went on to be a
more than a dozen readers is Jan. 18-19 at best seller and the fastest selling book for
Scene Spotlight highlights events Hawthorn Inn. Page 11. my publisher, TCU Press,” Paulda said.
advertised in this issue. But after a decade of changes — in
Park After Dark — Sunland Park Racetrack
and Casino’s free live music events include which landmarks like City Hall and the
2020 Chamber Music Festival — El Paso
the Depeche Mode Tribute Jan. 18, and ASARCO smokestacks were razed,
Pro-Musica’s annual chamber music festival
Joan Sebastian Tribute Jan. 31. Page 6. others like San Jacinto Plaza were
runs Jan. 10-Feb. 1, at various locations in
restored and new ones were created, like
El Paso and Las Cruces. Page 36. El Paso Live — Events at Plaza Theatre. the red “X” rising above Juárez — it was
time for a new edition.
***
Fitness Open Houses — El Paso Parks and Page 13.
The result is “Sí El Paso,” a larger ver-
Around the time that Mark’s first book
Recreation hosts open houses Jan. 7 at cen- • Jan. 23: The Fab Four
sion of the older book, with over 250
was published, El Paso Scene came out
ters throughout the city. Page 2. • Jan. 28: Mystery Science Theater 3000
color photographs of El Paso, Juárez and
with its first-ever Gecko Awards. Our
• Jan. 29-Feb. 2: Charlie and the Chocolate
Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino Southern New Mexico. And while his
news editor, Lisa Tate, came up with the
Factory.
Special Events — Page 31. first book was nothing but photographs,
• Dec. 31: NYE 2020 with Fungi Mungle El Paso Spring Home Show — The Home
“Sí El Paso” includes memories and sto- idea as a local version of Texas
• Jan. 25: Tequila & Margarita at the Park Show and Pet Expo is Jan. 24-26 at El Paso
ries written by a range of El Pasoans. To Monthly’s Bum Steer Awards and Esquire
Convention Center. Page 18.
make the book even more accessible to Magazine’s Dubious Achievement
Awards.
UTEP Basketball Home Games — Men’s
our community, the text is provided in
In 2019, local and national news con-
games are Jan. 9, 11, 15, and 30; and Hal Marcus Gallery — Showing through
both English and Spanish.
verged on El Paso. We became Ground
women’s games are Jan. 2, 4, 18, 23 and Feb. 27: 20/20 Visionary Exhibition, with
Mark, whose photographs have
Zero of the refugee crisis and a major
25, at Don Haskins Center. Page 8. ARTalk Jan. 30. Page 24.
appeared in El Paso Scene several times
player in the Border Wall controversy. We
“Buenas Noches El Paso,” book signing is
Eckankar: The Path to Spiritual over the past dozen years, approached me
even had a native son emerge briefly as a
Jan. 11 at Barnes & Noble (West).
Freedom events — Light and Sound about doing something with the new
Service is Jan 4; Spiritual Book discussion is EPSMF — Application deadline for EPSMF book, so I offered to put it on the January top-ranked presidential candidate (and
Jan. 16 at Burges Library. Page 7. Young Musicians Competition and New cover. It was a joy leafing through the sink to the bottom of the polls just as
Instrument Awards is Jan 31, and OM/NI book, but hard to pick out just a few quickly). Worst of all, El Paso became
Magoffin Home State Historic Site —
Competition deadline is March 31. Page 9. images out of so many. the biggest story in the country, if not the
Page 10.
The main picture featured on this world, on Aug. 3, when a deranged racist
drove across Texas to gun down
• Jan. 4: Cooking Class Southern New Mexico
month’s cover jumped out at me. It
Hispanics at an Eastside Walmart.
• Jan. 8: Brain Trust Bag Lunch; Victorian
s a winter scene familiar to my mind’s
We decided there was nothing about the
Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club. Flickinger Center for Performing Arts in
eye but one that I had never seen por-
Walmart shootings that belonged in our
• Jan. 16: Make-A-Thing. Alamogordo events — Page 17.
trayed as well as Mark had done in his
annual compilation of “the goofy, the bad
• Jan. 16: Ballet Folklórico National de
Magic Morning Market — The monthly photograph of winter storm clouds draped
and the weird” news” because the
México de Silvia Lozano.
market is Jan. 4 and Feb. 1 at The over the Franklins. The vibrant colors of
wounds of that tragedy remain too raw
• Feb. 8: International Guitar Night and
Marketplace at Placita Santa Fe. Pages 25 the Juárez mercado and the subtle gold
and too deep.
Chocolate Buffet.
and 33.
shades on the Cortez Building also
The refugee and other immigration-
• Feb. 29: Sons of Mystro.
caught my attention. The long-exposure
Pagliacci — El Paso Opera presents Antique Treasures Show — The annual
shot of freeway traffic amid a the fore- related crises are also quite serious topics,
but nevertheless they also brought out
Leoncavallo’s opera Jan. 10-11 at St Rogers
ground of desert plants and the back-
antiques and collectibles show is Jan. 25-26
plenty of goofy and weird behavior to
Depot. Page 3.
ground of Union Depot is Mark Paulda’s
at NM Farm & Ranch Museum in Las Cruces.
‘A Grammy Award-Winner’ — El Paso Page 18.
signature image, similar to the one that warrant gecko status. And of course, the
Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with graces the book’s cover. borderland always has its share of dumb
criminals, shady politicians and other
Fountain Theatre — Mesilla Valley Film
Pro-Musica, presents guest artist Zuill Bailey, Hopefully Mark — and El Paso Scene
cello, Jan. 17-18, at the Plaza Theatre.
Society’s theatre in Old Mesilla shows inde-
— will be around long enough for his mischief-makers to provide grist for the
Pages 13, 22 and 36.
pendent, art, foreign and non-mainstream
next decade’s installment of photography! gecko mill. This year’s antic almanac
films. Page 34.
begins on Page 19.

January 2020 Randy Limbird


Editor and Publisher
El Paso Scene is published by Cristo
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to entertainment, recreation and culture Albert Martinez


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January Roundup New Year’s Eve concert and celebration starts at 8 p.m. dors 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4
Tuesday, Dec. 31, featuring performance by p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25-26, informal appraisals
Cont’d from Page 3 New Year’s Eve at Sunland Park rock band P.O.D. Champagne and party favors and information on how to preserve personal
Racetrack & Casino — El Paso’s Fungi included. Admission is free; age 18 and older treasures. The show also features demonstra-
from “pet parent” and can participate in a “Dog Mungle, the “superstars of disco” perform at admitted. Information: 860-7777, speak- tions such as sewing, weaving, wool spinning
Lover Days Lure Course” for a $10 fee. the 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, cele- ingrock.com or on Facebook. and blacksmithing. Museum admission: $5 for
Information: 1-800-756-4788 or bration, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, adults, $4 seniors 60 and older; $3 children age
HomeShowElPaso.com. 1200 Futurity. Admission is free (includes party Forum Ballroom New Year’s Eve 4-17; $2 for museum members, veterans and
favors); age 21 and older only. Information: Dance — Tejas Band headlines the New
Tequila & Margarita at the Park — Year’s Eve dance 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesday,
free for children age 3 and under. Information:
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, 1200 (575) 874-5200, sunland-park.com or on (575) 522-4100 or
Facebook. Dec. 31, at The Forum, 3800 Mattox (at
Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.
Hawkins). Cost: $50; includes party favors,
Park, N.M., hosts the evening of tequila sam- Ardovino’s New Year’s Eve Bash — Visitors can play “Stump the Curator” by
beer and set-ups, door prizes and menudo.
pling and live music 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino bringing in objects to see if the Museum’s cura-
Information: 598-4220.
25, with more than premium tequila brands Drive in Sunland Park, will ring in 2020 begin- tors, Mark Santiago, Lisa Pugh, Toni Laumbach,
and margaritas available for sampling. ning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, with a five- Las Cruces Chile Drop — The 6th annual or Leah Tookey, can identify them. Santiago
Admission is free; $20 for 10 sample tickets and course dinner, dancing, live music by Johnny New Year’s Eve Festival is 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. will also host an antique gun presentation at 1
a souvenir shot glass. Information: 1-800-572- Lewis and DJ music and champagne toast at Tuesday Dec. 31, in Plaza de Las Cruces, with p.m. both days.
1142, sunland-park.com or on Facebook. midnight. Cost per person: $100, plus tax and entertainment, food, beer, dancing, and the Representatives from Fort Selden Historic Site
gratuity. Reservations recommended: (575) Chile Drop at midnight. Free party favors at 11 will be at the show with some unusual objects
The Barstool Open — Miller Lite and p.m. while they last. Admission is free. to play “Identify It.”
Topgolf hosts the miniature golf tournament 589-0653, ext. 3, or ardovinos.com.
Information: (575) 640-8283 or on Facebook at
and bar hop with nine miniature golf holes in New Year’s Eve Dance — GDP Pool Las Cruces Bridal Showcase — Helping
Las Cruces Chile Drop.
nine different bars throughout Downtown El Hounds host the New Year’s dance 9 p.m. to 1 Hands Event Planning hosts its bridal and spe-
Paso 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Gary Del Palacio cial event show 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan.
Details to be announced. Cost: $60 team of Recreation Center at Album Park, 3001 Southern New Mexico 26, at Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E.
four; age 21 and older only. Registration: Parkwood. Music by Little Mike and the Blue University Ave. in Las Cruces. Admission: $5 in
Antique Treasures Show — New Mexico advance at Renee’s Bridal and Enchanted
raceadventuresunlimited.com. Kings. Admission: $25. Information: 204-2056. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Occasions; $7 at the door. Information: (575)
Teams go from bar to bar to play each hole
Speaking Rock Entertainment Center Dripping Springs in Las Cruces, hosts the annu- 522-1232 or lascrucesbridalshowcase.com.
until all 9 holes have been played. Check-in is 9
— 122 S. Pueblo Rd. A free New Year’s Eve al show featuring antique and collectibles ven- The annual event brings together products
a.m. to noon and awards ceremony is 4 p.m.
and services for weddings and other special
events and more. Attendees can enjoy samples
from area caterers, get planning ideas, meet
DJs, and take in a fashion show for the latest in
prom, quinceañera and wedding couture and
hair styling.
Community Arts Party — The City of
Socorro, N.M. will host its 24th annual arts
event featuring workshops for all ages 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, in Finley Gym, 202
McCutcheon. Local artists and organizations
offer workshops on painting, tie-dye, clay, jew-
elry, candle dipping, beading, masks, leather
work and more. Wear old clothes. Volunteers
welcome. Admission is free. Information: (575)
835-5688 or nmtpas.org.

Something for everyone


Wyler Tramway workshops — The
Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park, 1700
McKinley, hosts free family events on select
Saturdays hosted by Texas Parks and Wildlife
Department. Both events begin at 10 a.m.
RSVP at 562-9899.
• Jan 4: Fish Prints workshop. Paint, paper,
and rubber fish provided.
• Jan. 25: Geocaching activities.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at
UTEP — Class sessions begin Feb. 3 for the
popular UTEP program that offers non-credit
classes for ages 50 or older.
The membership program is part of UTEP’s
College of Liberal Arts and supported in part
by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Registration
runs Jan. 7-17 , and is $70 for entire term, plus
annual $30 annual fee ($50 for two people in
one household). Late fee is $25. Fees includes
parking permit, UTEP library card and dis-
counts to UTEP events. Classes are open to
age 50 or older, and meet weekday afternoons.
The Institute’s office is in Miners Hall, Room
209, 500 W. University. Office hours are 1:30
to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Free parking in the Sun
Bowl Visitors Area. Information: 747-6280.
Course list and details at OLLIatUTEP.org.
‘A Matter of Balance’ — Branigan
Library’s First Wednesday program focuses
helping older adults avoid slips, trips and falls, 2

Please see Page 6

January 2020 El Paso Scene Page 5


January Roundup “Growing the Local Economy through
Responsible Farming” with Max Rapaport.
Cont’d from Page 5
A short documentary film,“Lost World”
p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Thomas Branigan
Eckankar programs — Eckankar in Texas
Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho. Information:
hosts free programs 1:15 to 3 p.m. selected
(575) 528-4005.
Saturdays at El Paso Public Library Richard
Salud Wellness Expo — The Wholesome Burges Branch, 9600 Dyer. Information: (703)
Body and Intuitive Wellness with Michelle hosts 434-1196 or eckankar-texas.org.
a free wellness expo 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday,
El Paso Crohns & Autoimmune
Jan. 12, at Holiday Inn Sunland Park, with
Disease Support Group — The support
herbs, CBD/hemp, aromatherapy, massage,
group meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of the
reiki, rolfing and more. Information: 328-3608,
month (Jan. 21) at Texas Tech University
258-8116, thewholesomebody.com or intu-
Health Sciences Center, 4800 Alberta, Paul
itivewellnessep.com.
Foster Education Building, Room 211.
Southwest University Park Job Fair — Information: Carrie Wilkie, (214) 708-2989,
Southwest University Park, home of the ccwilkie@elpasocrohns.com.
Chihuahuas and Locomotive, host the job fair
El Paso Scavenger Hunt — The two-day
for game day and event staff 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
photo scavenger “Sun City Hunt” is 10 a.m. to
Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 14-15, in the
10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, throughout
WestStar Bank Club at Southwest University
Downtown El Paso. Teams work together to
Park (enter through Clock Tower/VIP Entrance
wander throughout El Paso, racking up points.
at Durango and Franklin. Candidates are urged
Landmarks include Plaza Theatre, Southwest
to bring a résumé and dress to impress. No
University Ballpark, Digie, and Los Lagartos
calls. Applicants who cannot attend can send
Plaza. Hosted by Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt
résumés to tripleaelpasojobs@gmail.com.
Adventures. Cost: $39 two players; $44 family
Candidates must be 18 years of age.
pack (four players); $79.99 groups of eight;
Latinitas In Progress applications — available at Eventbrite.com.
Latinas in Progress College Prep & Leadership
El Paso Social Network — The support
Program is taking applications through Jan. 20
group for any individual interested in learning
from high school Latina students. The program
more about lupus meets 10 a.m. to noon the
exposes high school girls to college life and
first Saturday of the month (Jan. 4) at EPCC’s
provides them with the tools needed to suc-
Administrative Service Center, 9050 Viscount,
ceed. Sessions are taught at local partner col-
Building B. Admission is free; friends and family
leges or universities. Information: 219-8554,
welcome. Information: 319-9427 or on
latinasinprogressep@gmail.com or hwnt.org.
Facebook at KnowLupusElPaso.
Girls participate in monthly leadership and
college readiness workshops held one Saturday Faith & Grief Luncheon — People of all
per month January through May. faiths are welcome to monthly luncheons for
those experiencing the loss of a loved one
Architecture lectures — Texas Tech noon to 1 p.m. the second Wednesday of the
University College of Architecture and El Paso
month, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340
Museum of Art host talks by various architects
Murchison. Admission and lunch is free; reser-
and design experts in the museum’s auditori-
vations encouraged. Donations welcome.
um, One Arts Festival Plaza, as part of its lec-
Registration: 562-7660 or FaithandGrief.org.
ture series. Talks are on Thursdays. Admission
is free, but seating limited to 220 people. Food Bank Twilight Hour volunteers
Information: depts.ttu.edu/elpaso/arch/. — El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank has
• Jan. 23: Monica Ponce de Leon, Dean of created evening ”Twilight Hour” volunteer
Architecture, Princeton University opportunities for civic and business groups 6 to
• Jan. 30: Michelle Addington, Dean of 9 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every
Architecture, UT Austin month. Information: Samara Maggard, 298-
0353 or volunteer@epfhfb.org.
El Paso Math Teachers’ Circle — The Twilight Hour Volunteering will also include a
local math educators monthly meetup is 5 to 7
light snack and an optional Mocktail Hour (non-
p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at EPCC’s Administrative
alcoholic mixed drinks) starting at 5 p.m. with a
Service Center, A601, 9050 Viscount. Open all
tour of the warehouse. Specific volunteer work
grades through college. Information: 831-2457
ranges from pulling orders, processing, to sort-
or sites.google.com/view/mtcelpaso.
ing and packing food and ensuring food doesn’t
College Bound Leaders Workshop — go to waste.
Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas Latinas
GED classes — High School Equivalency
in Progress hosts the free college prep work-
Program (HEP) and UTEP host free GED class-
shop for girls age 13-17 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
es and tests for migrant and seasonal farm-
Saturday, Jan. 25, at Judge Marquez Library,
workers and their immediate families Mondays
610 N Yarbrough. Girls can meet college stu-
through Fridays at UTEP’s Graham Hall, Room
dent mentors, learn about scholarship opportu-
206, 500 W. University. Class times are 9 a.m.
nities and participate in activities to start
to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (flex times).
preparing for college. Infomration:
Open enrollment. Information: 747-5567 and
bit.ly/applylip latinasinprogressep@gmail.com
studentaffairs.utep.edu/hep.
or 219-8554.
Geeks Who Drink — The homegrown Pub
Cultivate Forum — The forum on local Trivia Quiz nights are at various locations in El
food systems and sustainability is 5:30 p.m.
Paso. Themed quizzes also held periodically.
Thursday, Jan. 30, at El Paso Community
Participation is free for most events.
Foundation’s Foundation Room, 333 N.
Information, registration: geekswhodrink.com.
Oregon. Admission is free; light refreshments
served. Information: Gary Williams, 533-4020 Westside Parkinson’s on the Move —
or gwilliams@epcf.org. The support group meets at 3 p.m. the first
The Forum will feature three presentations: Wednesday of the month at Bartlett Assisted
“Green Hope Project: Art, Education, and Living Center, 221 Bartlett. Information: Ken
Environmentalism” with Candace Printz; “Local Posey, 526-6078 or weimy65@gmail.com.
Food Hubs” with Adriana Clowe; and
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January Roundup at the Murray Hotel Ballroom, 200 W
Broadway in Silver City, N.M. Players will use
Cont’d from Page 6
the Clay Festival’s custom-made clay poker
chips. Registration: $50; includes pizza and
Bazaars and fairs non-alcoholic beverages (age 21 and older
only). Awards to top 10 players. Registration at
Magic Morning Market — The clayfestival.com.
Marketplace at Placita Santa Fe, 5034
Doniphan, hosts an indoor and outdoor market Las Cruces Symphony Gala — Las
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of the Cruces Symphony Orchestra’s annual Gala is 6
month (Jan. 4, Feb. 1). Food and refresh- p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at New Mexico Farm
ments sold. Information: 585-9296. and Ranch Museum, with cocktails, dinner, and
a silent auction. Live music by LSCO’s Pancho
Animeholics Art Show & Market — Romero, principal trumpet, and his jazz band,
Kaleidoscope Art Space presents the art mar- the Footprints. Tickets: $50, at lascrucessym-
ket celebrating all things Anime 7 to 11 p.m. phony.com or HoldMyTicket.com.
Friday, Jan. 17, at German Pub, 9530 Information: (575) 646-3709.
Viscount, with food, local art, live performance
and a cosplay contest. Admission is free; all
ages welcome. Information: 630-4867 or Fort Bliss
KaleidoscopeArtSpace@gmail.com.
High Stakes New Year’s Eve Bingo —
Punk Rock Flea Market — “It’s Too Cold 4 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, Centennial
for This...” Art Show and Market is 10 a.m. to Banquet and Conference Center at Fort Bliss.
4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Undisputed Craft Ticket: $50; includes dinner, and champagne
House, 1881 Saul Kleinfeld. Information: 478- toast at 10 p.m. Registration required; open to
9971 or on Facebook. DOD ID cardholders, ages 18 and older, and
their guests. Information: 744-1171.
Kermezaar call for artists — The juried
arts festival is set for Saturday and Sunday, Fitness Resolution Fair — Soto Physical
April 4-5, at the International Museum of Art, Fitness Center, 20751 Constitution, hosts its
1211 Montana. Various booth sizes available in annual Health and Fitness Resolution Fair
different museum designed to accommodate a beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11. This
variety of hand-crafted items. Artists will be event gives patrons the opportunity to check
able to access a registration forthcoming web- out free demo classes from Group Fitness.
site for Kermezaar in February. Information: Event is free and open to all DOD ID card-
Mitzi Quirarte, 820-2929. holders. Information: 744-5785.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Old Fort Bliss — Building 5054, corner of
Crossing — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Pershing and Pleasanton Roads, Fort Bliss. The
Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Old West days of the “Soldiers of the Pass” are
Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Information: (575) relived through replicas of the original adobe
589-0653, ext. 3, farmersmarketadc@out- fort buildings and military artifacts,
look.com, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at Magoffinsville Post 1854 to 1868. Hours are 9
FarmersMarket. Game Garden offers bocce a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; by
ball, horseshoes, cornhole and washer toss. appointment only Saturday. Admission is free.
Information: 568-4518 or 588-8482 or on
Downtown Artist and Farmers Facebook at Old Fort Bliss.
Market — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays in the
Union Plaza District along Anthony Street.
Information: 212-1780. Club news
Upper Valley Artists and Farmers Westside Welcome Club — Information:
Market — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays at the westsidewelcomeclub.com.
Hobby Lobby parking lot, 7930 N. Mesa. The monthly free newcomer coffee is 10 a.m.
Admission is free. Information on Facebook at Friday, Jan. 3, at Mas y Menos Coffee Shop,
Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market. 1035 Belvidere. No reservations needed.
Information: 203-5522.
Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market The monthly luncheon is 11:30 a.m.
— 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Ardovino’s Desert
Saturdays Main Street, Downtown. Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park.
Information: (575) 541-2288 or lascrucesfarm- Guest speaker is Stephanie Karr of One Fund
ersmarket.org. El Paso. Cost for lunch: $22; reservation dead-
line is Jan. 4. Information: 584-9627,

For a good cause Doña Ana Photography Club — The


club meets 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7
Martin Luther King Jr. Food Drive — and 21, at Cruces Creative, 205 Lohman, in
The annual citywide effort to restock area food Las Cruces. Admission is free and the public is
pantries runs Jan. 6-20. Canned and other welcome. Information: (575) 323-3624 or
nonperishable food items can be dropped off at daphotoclub.org.
various locations throughout town including ant • Jan. 7: Bill Hanson will host a presentation
public library branch. Information: 212-3201 or on drone photography. He will also cover the
elpasolibrary.org. present and future regulations for the use of
Zeta Phi Beta Centennial Gala — Zeta drones as stipulated by the FAA. The annual
Phi Beta Sorority, Eta Iota Zeta Chapter hosts presentation of awards for Photographer of the
its “Blue & White Centennial Gala” 6 p.m. to year and Picture of the year for 2019 follows.
midnight Saturday, Jan. 11, at Wyndham El • Jan. 21: Presentation on the monthly theme
Paso Airport, 2027 Airway, in celebration of “Gift.”
“100 years of Scholarship, Sisterhood Service, A five-part “Photography Boot Camp” work-
and Finer Womanhood.” Cost: $50. shop is 9 a.m. to noon one Saturday a month
Information: 238-8936 or zphib1920.org. through May beginning Jan. 18, aimed at any-
one interested in learning the basics of photog-
Texas Hold ‘em Tournament — The raphy. The first lesson is “learning about your
poker tournament fundraiser for Silver City
Clay Festival is 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25,
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January Roundup iday season. Regulata fare: $1.50; $1 student,
children, military. Information: 212-3333,
Cont’d from Page 7
epstreetcar.com or on Facebook.
camera,” to introduce the camera and what all Indian Cliffs Ranch — The working cattle
the dials and button do to produce images. ranch in Fabens offers a children’s zoo, buffalo,
Participants will be guided by a practicing pho- longhorns, deer, rattlesnake pit, movie sets and
tographer and be shooting at the local the Fort Apache playground. It’s also home to
Downtown Farmers Market before the morn- the famous Cattleman’s Steakhouse.
ing is over. Cost: $5 per session. Information: (915) 544-3200 or cattle-
manssteakhouse.com.
El Paso Northeast Quilters Guild —
Monthly meetings are 7 to 9 p.m. the second Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305
Thursday of the month (Jan. 9) at Grace Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta
Presbyterian Church, 8001 Magnetic (at Mission. The center features a museum on the
Titanic). The nonprofit organization promotes Tigua tribe and famil-runy gift shops. Hours are
quilting among interested persons, and brings 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
the beginner, experienced, quilters together for Admission is free. Information: 859-7700, ysle-
various events and projects. Social time begins tadelsurpueblo.org.
at 6:30 p.m. Ages 18 and older welcome.
Information: epnequilters@gmail.com.
Plaza Theatre Tours — The free weekly
tours are noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at the Plaza,
L‘Alliance Française d’El Paso — The 125 W. Mills in Downtown El Paso. Meet
nonprofit cultural institute, founded in 1964, under the Plaza marquee. Information: 534-
promotes French culture and language. 0660.
Information: Josette Shaughnessy, 585-1789,
afofelpaso.com or on Facebook at
San Elizario Historic District — The dis-
trict at 1500 Main Street in San Elizario on the
AllianceFrancaiseElPaso.
Mission Trail features art galleries and studios,
Fall French class sessions for both children
gift shops, the Historic San Elizario Chapel, the
and adults are offered. Information, registra-
Portales Museum and the Veterans’ Museum.
tion: 346-3810 or 833-8705.
Most locations open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
El Paso Philatelic Society — The El Paso Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
stamp club meets 7 to 9 p.m. the second Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Tuesday of every month (Jan. 14) at St. Information: 851-0041, 594-8424 or
Clement’s Episcopal Church, 810 N. Campbell SanElizarioHistoricDistrict.com.
(at Montana). Meetings include educational pre- Free guides available for self-guided walking
sentations and an auction of materials submit- tours of 17 historical sites.
ted by club members. Visitors always welcome;
admission is free for first-time visitors; $12
La Viña Winery — 4201 S. NM Highway
28, one mile north of Vinton Road. Information:
annual membership fee. Information: 833-5154.
(575) 882-7632 or lavinawinery.com.
International Coin Club — El Paso’s only The tasting room and patio are open for sales
coin club meets at 6:45 p.m. the second and tasting of wines from noon to 5 p.m.
Monday of the month at St. Paul’s United Thursday through Tuesday (closed
Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere, with pre- Wednesdays). Tasting fee is $5. A daily tour is
sentations and auction to follow. Visitors always offered at 11:30 a.m. by appointment only; the
welcome, coffee and donuts will be served. $10 fee includes tasting.
Information: 241-6977 or on Facebook. Music on the Patio is noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.
McKelligon Canyon VFW — Veterans of Mesa Vista Wine Tasting Room — 3200
Foreign Wars Post 812 is open 2 to 8 p.m. at Hwy 28 in Anthony, N.M. (La Union area at
2400 Davis Seamon Road in Franklin Mountains NM 28 and S. Vinton Road). Open noon to 6
State Park. No charge to join; new members p.m. Thursday through Sunday, and on
welcome to meet and fellow combat-zone vet- Wednesday, Jan. 1. The room also features the
erans. Information: 562-2161 or on Facebook region’s only yarn shop and local alpaca prod-
at VFWPost812ELP. ucts. Live music featured 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays. Information: (915) 494-7248.
Paso del Norte Quilt Guild — The
guild’s regular meeting is 9:30 a.m. the second Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery
Saturday (Jan. 11) of the month, at University — 430 La Viña Road (off NM 28 between
Presbyterian Church, 631 Resler. Program pre- markers 8 and 9), in Chamberino, N.M. Tasting
sented at 11 a.m. after the meeting; topic to be room open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through
announced. Anyone age 18 or older interested Monday. Information: (915) 241-4349 or som-
in quilting is welcome; no experience needed. braantigua.com.
Information: jsw79904@yahoo.com.
Zin Valle Vineyards — 7315 Hwy 28 in
Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259). Free tast-
Area attractions ings are noon to 5 p.m. Friday through
Monday. Information: 877-4544 or
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — zinvalle.com. Free music and wine tasting 1 to
1200 Futurity Dr. Sunland Park, N.M. Hours
4 p.m. selected Sundays featuring local talent.
are 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through
Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday; and McDonald Observatory — The University
10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Live of Texas at Austin-run observatory is located at
horse racing begins at 12:25 p.m. Fridays, 3640 Dark Sky Drive, near Fort Davis, Texas.
Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays. General Visitor Center open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
admission and parking are free. Information: (Central Time). Information: (432) 426-4138.
(575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com. The observatory offers daytime tours and
solar viewing at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily.
El Paso Streetcars — The restored street- Twilight programs begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays,
cars run daily on two connected loop routes,
Fridays and Saturdays. The popular stargazing
covering a total of 4.8 miles, from Father Rahm
events are 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays and
in South El Paso to Glory Road in Kern Place.
Saturdays.
Hours are 10 a.m. to midnight Sunday through
Reservations required for all programs. See
Wednesdays, and 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday
website for prices, schedule: mcdonaldobserva-
through Saturday. Rides are free during the hol-
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For event tickets sold through Ticketmaster, ‘The Bachelor’ Live on Stage — The hit
call 1-800-745-3000 or go to ticketmaster.com. romance reality series comes to El Paso at 7
Unless indicated, prices listed do not include p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Abraham Chavez
service charges. Theatre. Hosted by “The Bachelor” fan
favorites Ben Higgins and Becca Kufrin, “The
Steve Treviño — The comic, whose latest
Netflix special is “Til Death,” performs 7:30 nothing like Bruce Lee. Tickets: $30-$65; VIP Jo Koy — The comedian Jo Koy brings his Bachelor Live on Stage” fits an entire season of
meet and greets start at $215 (Ticketmaster). “Just Kidding” World Tour to El Paso at 7 p.m. “Bachelor” drama into one evening, giving
p.m. Thursday, and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday,
The show gives fans the chance to sit in the Friday, Feb. 14, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. members of the audience the opportunity to
and 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9-11, at El
same theater with their favorite characters and His new Netflix show is “Comin’ In Hot.” find love in their own community, complete
Paso Comic Strip, 1201 Airway. Tickets: $25;
promises all of the MST3K signatures and rapid- Tickets: $40-$60; VIP packages available with a rose ceremony. Tickets: $39.50-$69.50
$30 VIP.
fire hilarity that have built MST3K’s loyal fol- (Ticketmaster). (VIP meet and greet tickets are $135)
Information: 779-LAFF (5233) or laff2nite.com.
lowing over more than 30 years: a cheesy B- (Ticketmaster). Information:bachelorliveon-
Outside of being a national headliner, Treviño Raúl Di Blasio and Barbara Padilla —
movie, hilarious riffing, wisecracking robots, stage.com.
has made memorable appearances on “The The celebrated pianist teams up with the oper-
silly sketches, and Hodgson in the red jumpsuit
Late Late Show,” “Comics Unleashed” and atic singer for a “Concierto Para Enamorados” ‘Bely y Beto’ — The Spanish language family
“BET Comic View,” among others. He also as host Joel Robinson.
at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the Plaza Theatre. show brings its live tour to El Paso at 7 p.m.
wrote on “Mind of Mencia” and produced and ‘Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Tickets: $39-$99 (Ticketmaster). Friday, Feb. 28, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets
wrote on rapper Pit Bull’s “La Esquina.” Chocolate Factory’ — Broadway in El Paso sold out at press time (Ticketmaster).
presents the hit musical based on the original Valentine’s Freestyle Love Jam — Lisa
The Fab Four — The “Ultimate Tribute” of Lisa and Stevie B lead this year’s Love Jam at Itzhak Perlman — El Paso Pro-Musica pres-
the Beatles returns to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. film Jan. 29-Feb. 2, at the Plaza Theatre.
7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at UTEP’s Don ents the “Reigning Virtuoso of the Violin” at
Thursday, Jan. 23, at The Plaza Theatre, with Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and
Haskins Center, with TKA, Shannon, Debbie 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at the
note-for-note, live renditions of the Beatle’s Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday,
Deb, Stacey Q, and Pretty Poison. Tickets: Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $50-$150
classics. Tickets: $25-$55.(Ticketmaster). and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $30-$70
$30.50-$52.50(Ticketmaster). (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-8163 or
This Emmy-winning tribute to the Beatles has (Ticketmaster). Information: 231-1111,
eppm.org.
performed around the world including Japan, ElPasoLive.com/Broadway or on Facebook at Ángela Aguilar — The mariachi/ranchera
Malaysia, France, Hong Kong, The United Broadway in El Paso. singer, daughter of Pepe Aguilar, performs at 8 ‘The Illusionists — Live From
Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, and Brazil with Features songs from the original film, including p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Plaza Theatre, Broadway’ — Broadway in El Paso presents
record-perfect live performances of such clas- “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man,” and 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $55-$149.75 the world’s best-selling magic show at 7:30
sics as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” alongside a new (Ticketmaster). p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at the Plaza
Day In The Life,” “Twist and Shout,” “Here score from the songwriters of “Hairspray.” Theatre, showcasing the top Illusionists on
Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mys- Alan Jackson — The country superstar per- earth. Tickets: $32.50-$72.50 (Ticketmaster).
Comes The Sun,” “Hey Jude” and more. forms at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at UTEP’s
terious chocolate factory … to a lucky few. Information: 231-1111 or
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live - That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life Don Haskins Center. Tickets:$36.24-$96.24; visitelpaso.com/broadway.
MST3K’s “Great Cheesy Movie Circus” Tour is about to burst with color and confection VIP packages $169-$619 (Ticketmaster).
featuring original host and the creative vision beyond his wildest dreams.
Cher — Cher brings her “Here We Go Again
‘An American in Paris’ — Broadway in El Tour” to El Paso at 8 p.m. Friday, March 6, at
behind the show Joel Hodgson is 7:30 p.m. Paso presents Tony Award-winning Musical
Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Plaza Theatre, with A Conversation with Gary Vaynerchuk UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with sNile
— An evening with the bestselling author, featuring favorite Gershwin songs at 7:30 p.m. Rodgers & CHIC. Tickets: $84-$128.20. VIP
the with the never-before-screened film “No Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 25-26, at the
Retreat, No Surrender” starring a young, fresh- entrepreneur, and internet personality is 7 p.m. packages: $393-$744. (Ticketmaster).
Wednesday, Feb. 5, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $32.50-$72.50
faced Jean-Claude Van Damme as a brooding (Ticketmaster). Information: 231-1111 or vis-
hit man and a Bruce Lee lookalike...who looks Center. Tickets: $40-$200 (Ticketmaster).
itelpaso.com/broadway.
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Ticket Monday, March 9, at UTEP’s Don Haskins (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-5234. 8 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at El Paso County
Center. Tickets start at $112.75 Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. His “Alter Ego”
Cont’d from Page 9 ‘Once’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the
(Ticketmaster). album is set to release in early 2020, and to
winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including
date, the singles released from it have more
‘The Music of Selena’ — El Paso Trippie Redd — The rapper performs at 8 Best Musical at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday,
than one billion combined streams across digital
Symphony Orchestra celebrates the legacy of p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at El Paso County March 13-14, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets:
platforms. Tickets: $41-$91; VIP packages
the trailblazing artist and “Queen of Tejano Coliseum. Tickets: $42 general admission $32.50-$72.50 (Ticketmaster). Information:
$150-$950 (Ticketmaster).
Music” at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at The (Ticketmaster). 231-1111 or visitelpaso.com/broadway.
Plaza Theatre, with vocalist Isabel Marie Ana Gabriel — The Latin pop star known as
Cirque du Soleil’s ‘OVO’ — Cirque du Dwight Yoakam — The multiple Grammy-
Sanchez performing iconic Selena hits. Tickets: “La Luna de América” brings her “Estamos A
Soleil brings its touring arena show back to El winning country star performs at 8 p.m.
$30-$75 (Ticketmaster). Information: 532-3776 Tiempo US Tour” to the Sun City at 8 p.m.
Paso for six performances March 12-15 at Saturday, March 14, at Abraham Chavez
or epso.org. Friday, April 3, at El Paso County Coliseum,
UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets start at Theatre. Yoakam has sold more than 25 million
4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $51-$181
KISS — The legendary hard rock band brings $35 ($24.50 for children); senior, military, stu- albums worldwide. Tickets: $39.75 to $129.75
(Ticketmaster).
its “End of the Road,” tour to El Paso 7:30 p.m. dent discounts, and family packs available. (Ticketmaster).
‘Les Misérables’ — Broadway in El Paso
JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour — The
presents Cameron Mackintosh’s new produc-
Nickelodeon singer, dancer, actress and
tion of the Tony-winning musical based on the
YouTube personality performs at 7 p.m.
book by Victor Hugo April 7-12, at the Plaza
Saturday, March 14, at NMSU’s Pan American
Theatre. To date, “Les Misérables” remains the
Center. Tickets: $34-$64; VIP packages $175-
6th longest-running Broadway production of all
$349 (Ticketmaster).
time. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through
Franco Escamilla — The Mexican comedi- Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday
an, musician and radio announcer returns to El and 1 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $47.50-$87.50
Paso for his brand new “Payaso” Tour at 7 p.m. (Ticketmaster). Information: 231-1111 or vis-
Sunday, March 22, at the Plaza Theatre. itelpaso.com/broadway.
Tickets: $39 to $125 (Ticketmaster).
‘Baby Shark Live!’ — Pinkfong and Round
La Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga — Room Live’s new concert experience is
The popular Mexican group performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, April, 9, at Abraham Chavez
Saturday, March 21, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Theatre, as part of its North American Tour.
Center. Tickets: $39-$149. (Ticketmaster). Tickets: $29.50-$59.50 (Ticketmaster).
The Texas Tenors — Woman’s Club of El Luke Combs — The ACM, CMA and CMT
Paso presents the group’s “10th Anniversary Award-winning artist brings his “What You See
Tour” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 23, at the Is What You Get Tour” Tuesday, April 21, to
Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $45-$117 the NMSU Pan American Center in Las Cruces,
(Ticketmaster). with special guests Ashley McBryde and Drew
Parker.Tickets begin at $29.50 (Ticketmaster).
‘The Office! A Musical Parody’ — The
unauthorized parody of the hit TV show is 7:30 ZZ Top — Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famers’
p.m. Thursday, March 26, at the Abraham “Celebration with ZZ Top” tour is 8 p.m.
Chavez Theatre. It’s a typical morning at Wednesday, April 22, at Abraham Chavez
Scranton’s third largest paper company until a Theatre. Tickets: $49.75 to $149.75
documentary crew begins filming the lives of (Ticketmaster).
the employees at Dunder Mifflin. Tickets:
‘Jersey Boys’ — The Tony and Grammy
$17.50-$65 (Ticketmaster).
Award winning story of Frankie Valli & The
TobyMac — The Christian Grammy-winning Four Seasons is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23,
rocker headlines the 2020 “Hits Deep Tour” at at NMSU’s Pan American Center in Las Cruces.
7 p.m. Friday, March 27, at UTEP’s Don Tickets: $35-$69 (Ticketmaster).
Haskins Center, with Tauren Wells, Jordan
Nitro Circus — The stunt group’s “You Got
Feliz, We Are Messengers, Ryan Stevenson and
This” tour is 7 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at
Aaron Cole. Presented by Food for the
Southwest University Park. Nitro’s daredevils
Hungry. Tickets: $19.75-$89.75 (Ticketmaster).
brave the world’s largest jumps - including one
Information: awakeningevents.com.
of the largest action sports ramps in the world.
Prince Royce — The Latin pop superstar Gates open at 6 p.m.; 5 p.m. for VIP passhold-
returns to El Paso for his “Alter Ego” U.S. Tour ers. Tickets on sale Dec. 6 at southwestuniver-
sitypark.com. Mic’d Up VIP packages available.
Information at nitrocircus.com.
Celtic Woman: Celebration — The 15th
anniversary tour of the international music
group is 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at the
Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $29.25-$150.00
(Ticketmaster).
Kane Brown — The contemporary country
singer and 2018’s CMT’s Artist of the Year per-
forms at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at UTEP’s
Don Haskins Center, with guests Chris Lane
and Russel Dickerson. Tickets: $52-$170
(Ticketmaster). VIP experiences available.
Shen Yun 2020 — The celebration of 5,000
years of Chinese culture through music and
dance returns to the area at 2 and 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 2, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets:
$80-$150 (Ticketmaster). Information: 1-800-
380-8265 or ShenYun.com/El-Paso.
The performance features the world’s fore-
most classically trained dancers, a unique
orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling
animated backdrops together in one perform-

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Here’s the Ticket • Bleed the Sky — 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, • WAZP — “The WASP tribute band perform forms at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29. Tickets:
with Skin Lab, Arise in Chaos, and So This is at 8 p.m. Friday, April 24. $15.
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Suffering. All ages show. Admission: $15. Lowbrow Palace — 1101 Texas (outdoors) • Grayscale — The alternative rock band per-
• Blacktop Mojo — 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, and 111 E. Robinson (indoors). Doors usually forms at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, with Hot
ance “heavenly realms, ancient legends and
with Fusebox, The Fallen and Edison’s Ear. open one hour prior to show time. All concerts Mulligan, WSTR and Lurk. Tickets. $17.
modern heroic tales.”
Tickets: $10. listed are all ages. Surcharge for ages under 21. • Jasper Bones — The Chicano “wavy-soul”
REO Speedwagon — The rock band • Wicked Garden — The Stone Temple Pilots Available in advance at The Headstand or artist performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6,
returns to El Paso at 8 p.m. Monday, May 4, at tribute is at 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1. eventbrite.com. Information: with Royal Jag. Tickets: $13.
Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $47.25- • Ether Coven — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, with lowbrowpalace.com. • Lane 8 — The electronic DJ/Producer per-
$127.25; VIP packages are $165-$225 Outlier and Barishi. Outdoor concerts at 1101 Texas: forms at 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. Tickets: $20.
(Ticketmaster). • Reggae band The Gladiators featuring Droop • A Battle of The Bands: Round 1 is 8:30 p.m. • The Winehouse Experience — The Amy
Lion perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5. Friday, Jan. 10, in the outdoors venue, featur- Winehouse tribute is 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8.
Shinedown — The multi-platinum rock band Tickets: $5. ing the best of local bands. Admission is free. Tickets: $18; age 18 and older admitted (tick-
rock band brings their “Deep Dive” tour to El • Vader — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, with • The Growlers — The surf rockers’ “Natural etweb.com).
Paso 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, at the Plaza Abysmal Dawn, Hideous Divinity and more. Affair Tour is 7 p.m. Sunday, March 8. Tickets: • The Adicts — The British punk band per-
Theatre. Their recent hits include “Get Up,” • Ingested — 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19. $30. forms at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10. Tickets: $25.
“Monsters,” and “Devil,” bringing them a total Tickets: $15. Indoor shows at 111 E. Robinson: • Chastity Belt — The rock band performs at 8
of 14 No. 1’s on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock • Vale of Pnath — 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, • 8Kalacas — The California ska-core band p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, with Loose Tooth.
Songs Chart, the second most in chart history with Gorod and Wolf King. Tickets: $15. performs 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, with Tickets: $12.
Tickets: $39.50-$69.50 (Ticketmaster). • Emo Night 4 featuring local bands performing Chencha and The River Rats. Tickets: $15. • The Aggrolites — The band’s “Reggae Now
Thunder from Down Under — The as other bands for one night is 7 p.m. Saturday, • Surf Curse — The indie surf rock band per- Tour” is 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18. Tickets: $15.
internationally acclaimed male revue from March 21. All ages event. Admission: $7 ($5 forms at 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18. Tickets: $16. • Pinegrove — The indie rock band performs
Australia presents their 2020 World Tour at 8 age 21 and older). • AJJ — The American folk punk band per- at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, with Whitney
p.m. Friday, May 15, at the Plaza Theatre, with • “Devastation on the Nation” Tour is forms at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, with the Ballen. Tickets: $17.
dance, gymnastics, break dancing, colorful cos- Thursday, April 16, with Wolfheart, Rotting Exbats and Taco Cat. Tickets: $20. • Ezra Furman — The alternative rock singer
tumes, humor and hard bodies. Must be 18 or Christ, Borknagar, Abigail Williams and Imperial • “... And You Will Know Us By The Trail of
older to attend. (Ticketmaster). Triumphant. the Dead” — The alternative rock band per-
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Darci Lynne and Friends — The singer-
ventriloquist, who won “America’s Got Talent”
at age 12, presents her “Fresh Out of the Box”
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Here’s the Ticket forms at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 26. Tickets: English writer who rattled high-society London Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickinger-
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• Tops — The Canadian indie rockers perform Peter Pan, and creating the land of Neverland, • Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de Silvia
at 9 p.m. Monday, April 6. Tickets: $16. where nothing is impossible and childhood lasts Lozano performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16.
performs at 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, with
• The Cheers Tour featuring hip hop artists forever. Tickets: $79-$85. Tickets: $17, $32, $42.
Kelley Stoltz. Tickets: $13.
Grieves and The Holdup is 8 p.m. Sunday, • T.G. Sheppard — The country singer-song- • International Guitar Night — four of the best
• White Reaper — The rock band behind hits
April 19. Tickets: $20 ($75 VIP). writer and his band perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, guitar players in the world on one stage per-
like “Might be Right,” “1F” and “Real Long
• Anti-Flag — The punk band’s 20/20 Vision Feb. 8. With 21 No. 1 hit songs, this singer- form together on one stage Saturday, Feb. 8,
Time” perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.
Tour is 8 p.m. Thursday, May 14, with Bad songwriter defined the ‘urban cowboy’ sound along with the annual Chocolate Buffet.
26, with The Aquadolls. Tickets: $15.
Cop/Bad Cop and Grumpster. Tickets: $18. of the 80s in songs like “I Loved ‘em Tickets: $15, $26, $35.
• Generationals — The new wave duo per-
Everyone,” “Slow Burn,” “Do You Wanna Go • Celebrated solo pianist George Winston per-
forms at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5, with Sarah Spencer Theater for Performing Arts To Heaven,” and “Party Time.” $39-$59. forms at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11. Winston has
Jaffe. Tickets: $15. — 108 Spencer Road (off Airport Hwy 220) in
inspired fans and musicians alike with his singu-
• The Red Pears — The indie band performs at Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800 or
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and lar solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40
9 p.m. Saturday, March 7. Tickets: $12. spencertheater.com. Public buffets ($20) are
Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Most shows begin years while selling 15 million albums. Tickets:
• Bambara — The post-punk band performs at available before most shows.
at 8 p.m. and are limited to age 21 and older. . $21, $25 and $35.
9 p.m. Tuesday, March 10. Tickets: $14. • “Finding Neverland” — The touring
Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemoun- • Sons of Mystro — Two virtuoso violinists
• Rotting Out — The hardcore punk band per- Broadway spectacular is 7 p.m. Wednesday,
taingods.com. inspired by, and under the tutelage of Black
forms at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12. Tickets: Jan. 8. Winner of “Best Musical” and Audience
• Los Huracanes del Norte — The norteño Violin Duo, perform Saturday, Feb. 29.
$15. Choice Award, this magically charming tale tells
band performs Saturday, Jan. 11. $29-$69. Tickets: $10, $20, $28.
• The Warning — The Mexican rock band per- the true story of J.M. Barrie, the 19th century
• Neal McCoy — The country artist performs
Saturday, Jan. 25. Tickets: $25-$65.
NM Tech Performing Arts Series —
Performances are 7:30 p.m. at New Mexico
• Linkin’ Bridge — The award winning R&B
Tech’s Macey Center in Socorro, N.M.
Group headlines the Valentine’s dinner at
Information: nmtpas.org.
Friday, Feb. 14. Dinner served at 6 p.m.; show
• Presidential Chamber Music Series III: The
at 7 p.m. Tickets: $55 general admission.
Take3 trio, mixing classical refinement with
• Criss Angel — The popular magician per-
rock-star style, performs Friday, Jan. 24.
forms his “Mindfreak Unplugged” show
Admission is free.
Saturday, Feb. 15. Tickets: $45-$95.
• Barrio Manouche flamenco is Friday, Feb.
• George Lopez — The standup comic and TV
14, with Brazilian, French and Gypsy-jazz
star performs Friday, March 20. $45-$75.
styles. Tickets: $16 ($14 seniors, $8 youth).
Flickinger Center for Performing Arts • Sons of Mystro perform Friday, Feb. 28.
— 1110 New York, in Alamogordo. Tickets: $16 ($14 seniors, $8 youth).

Program Notes EPSMF applications — El Paso Society for


Musicians of the Future will take applications
Cont’d from Page 13
online for its 2020 Young Musicians
Competition, Instruments for Young Lives, and
UTEP Department of Music — The
OM/NI project. Information: 449-0619 or
UTEP Song Festival is 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan.
epsmf.org.
20, at the Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets
• 2020 Young Musicians Competition seeks
are $5 ($3 students, military and seniors, free
classical musicians age 8-19 in all instruments
for UTEP students, faculty, staff and children
and voice. Cash awards and recognition of
12 and younger. Information: 747-5606 or
achievement for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place. Finalist
music.utep.edu.
announcements in March. Application deadline
Alina Kiryayeva — Las Cruces Civic is Jan. 31.
Concert Association presents the globally • New Instruments Awards is open to classical
renowned concert pianist at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan musicians age 8-19 who have demonstrated
26, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the musical excellence, academic achievement and
Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Kiryayeva’s new unmet financial need. Application deadline is
program, “Modern Piano,” is a fusion of classi- Jan. 31.
cal and popular styles from the most exciting • OM/NI (Original Music/New Ideas) call for
and colorful master works by Liszt, Chopin and composers is open to original scores for solo
Beethoven. Tickets: $25. Information: (575) piano. Junior division open to age 9-16;
405-7429, lascrucescca.org or on Facebook at Emerging division open to age 17-25. Cash
LCCivicConcertAssoc. awards in each division, plus an “Audience
Choice Award.” Application deadline is March
Young People’s Concerts — The El Paso 31. Information or OM/NI applicants: sjack-
Symphony Orchestra presents its 80th season son@epsmf.org.
of free programs for 5th-graders at 10:30 a.m.
and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, EPSYOs Winter Concert — El Paso
Jan. 29-31, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Symphony Youth Orchestras, directed by
Presented in collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s James O. Welsch, perform at 3 p.m. Sunday,
Weill Music Institute Link Up program for the Feb. 2, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $15 ($10
9th year, and directed by James Welsch. The active military, students, seniors). Information:
public is invited on a space-available basis; call 525-8978 or epsyos.org.
for availability. Information: 532-3776 or
Border Chorders — The El Paso men’s
epso.org.
barbershop and a cappella group rehearses at 7
About 4,000 students will attend the opening
to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at El Paso Amateur Radio
day of the Young People’s Concerts. Students
Club: W5ES, 2100 San Diego. Directed by John
will play the recorder or violin and interact
Eby. Singers in all male vocal ranges welcome.
with the orchestra. A total of more than 12,000
Information: 309-6954 or barbershop.org
5th grade students from El Paso, Canutillo,
Anthony, Fabens and surrounding area will Sungold Chorus — The El Paso Sungold
attend the concerts. Chorus of the Sweet Adelines rehearses four-
part harmony 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays at All
El Paso Wind Symphony — The wind Saints Church, 3500 McRae. All ladies interest-
symphony performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan.
ed in making good friends and good music are
31, at Pebble Hills High School, 14400 Pebble
invited. All ages and levels of musical back-
Hills. Tickets: $10; $5 students, military, sen-
ground welcome. Information: 740-3216 or
iors. Information: elpasowindsymphony.com or
epsungold.org.
on Facebook at El Paso Wind Symphony.

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El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Music mission is to present world-renowned artists to
Festival — El Paso Pro-Musica presents its perform on multiple stages throughout El Paso,
annual festival Jan. 8-Feb. 1, at various venues reaching a broader audience. Bailey is a
in El Paso and Las Cruces. Free Bach’s Lunch Grammy Award winner, distinguished soloist,
performances are noon each Thursday at El recitalist and chamber musician, who is also
Paso Museum of Art. Tickets: $145 ($100 sen- Artistic Director of Pro-Musica.
ior/military; $25 students) for all shows; $95 Opening notes with Dr. James Welsch are
($65 senior/military; $15 students) for El Paso UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. and abroad, at venues including London’s presented at 6:30 p.m. each night in the
shows only; $50 ($35 senior/military; $10 stu- Free Bach’s Lunch events are noon Thursdays Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, and the BBC Philanthropy Theatre next to the Plaza.
dents) for Las Cruces shows only. Information: at El Paso Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Chamber Music Proms. Tickets: $20 (age 17
Plaza (Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30). and younger with paid adult (two per adult), The Organ Symposium — The sympo-
747-8163 or eppm.org.
and WNMU students with valid ID admitted sium celebrating organ music is at 2:30 p.m.
Pianist Matt Herskowitz performs “From ‘Pagliacci’ — El Paso Opera, presents R. free. Information: (575) 538-5862 or Sunday, Jan. 19, at Western Hills United
Gershwin to Gottschalk” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Leoncavallo’s traditional opera about passion,
gcconcerts.org. Methodist Church, 524 Thunderbird. Open to
Jan. 10 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at UTEP’s jealousy and revenge featuring a chamber singers, instrumentalists, pianists, and organists.
Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, and 7:30 p.m. orchestra in an intimate setting at 7:30 p.m. EPPM Guild Brunch — El Paso Pro-Musica The church has a manual Rodgers organ and
Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Dona Ana Arts Friday and Saturday, Jan 10-11, at St. Rogers hosts a brunch with a special performance by Kawai grand piano. Western Hills Handbells are
Council Culture Center, 1740 Calle de Depot, 420 N. Campbell. Tickets: $39 general cellist Zuill Bailey and renowned pianist and invited to play. Program is free to the public;
Mercado in Mesilla, with champagne reception admission (includes a sweet treat during inter- conductor Eduard Zilberkant at 11 a.m. contributions welcome. Attendees may bring
at 7 p.m. mission). information: 581-5534, Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the home of Samuel refreshments to share. Information: 532-5874.
“Celebrating Beethoven” featuring Zuill Bailey info@epopera.org, epopera.org or on and Denise Caballero, 4751 Vista del Monte.
is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Double Eagle Facebook. Cost is $40, with food, music and the opportu- EPSYO Concerto Competition — El
Restaurant on the Plaza in Mesilla, and 2 p.m. One Of opera’s most treasured works, nity to meet Bailey and Zilberkant, and includes Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra hosts its
Sunday, Jan. 19, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts “Pagliacci” is a frighteningly timeless tale of pas- an annual membership to El Paso Pro-Musica annual concerto competition Monday, Jan. 20,
Recital Hall, followed by a reception. sion, jealousy and revenge. This Italian master- Guild. Information: 747-8163 or eppm.org. at University Presbyterian Church, 244 N.
El Paso Pro-Musica’s and El Paso Symphony’s piece by Ruggero Leoncavallo contains one of Resler. Open to all young musicians who live in
annual collaborative performance, “A Grammy the most famous tenor arias in history and cul-
EPSO with Zuill Bailey — El Paso the El Paso region (within 60 miles of El Paso)
Performance,” is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bohuslav up to the age of 22 as of Jan. 20, 2020.
minates in a play-within-a-play performance
Jan. 17-18, at the Plaza Theatre, performing Rattay, performs its annual collaborative con- Performers must be a EPSYO member or
that cleverly depicts life imitating art imitating
Saint-Saens Concerto for Cello No. 1 and cert with El Paso Pro-Musica featuring cellist enrolled in their school music program.
life at its most violent.
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme. Zuill Bailey at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Applications must be received by Jan. 13.
St. Rogers Depot is an iconic downtown space
Tickets: 532-3776 or epso.org. Jan. 17-18, in the Plaza Theatre. Featured is Application fee is $40. Application, information:
renovated for special events. Audiences will
Catalyst String Quartet performs at 7:30 p.m. Saint-Saëns’ Concerto for Cello and Orchestra 525-8978 or info@epsyos.org.
share the intimate space with the performers,
Saturday, Jan. 25, Dona Ana Arts Council No. 1, op. 33 in A minor; Tchaikovsky’s The grand prize winner will perform with the
chorus and chamber orchestra.
Culture Center in Mesilla, with champagne Variations on a Rococo Theme, op. 33 and El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra in the Side
reception at 7 p.m.; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. Maxwell Quartet — Grant County Dvo ák’s Symphony No. 7, op. 70 in D minor. by Side Concert March 29 at the Plaza Theatre.
26, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, fea- Community Concert Association presents the Tickets: $16-$45; $9 and $12 for students One current EPSYO student will be selected
turing the finest in Latin American Music. classical and Scottish folk group at 7 p.m. (Ticketmaster). Information: 532-3776 or to perform with one of the EPSYO orchestras
Additional performance to be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at WNMU Fine Arts epso.org. at either the 2019-2020 Season Finale Concert
Friday, Jan. 24. Auditorium in Silver City. The Glasgow-based These concerts celebrate the 15th annual col- on May 17 or another predetermined concert.
Lynn Harrell, the “Dean of American Cellists,” quartet is regarded one of Britain’s finest string laboration between the El Paso Symphony
performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at quartets. They perform regularly across the UK Orchestra and El Paso Pro-Musica, whose joint
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Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — extensively since 1994. Proceeds made from
1200 Futurity Dr. Sunland Park, N.M. No the album provide children and women with
cover; age 21 and older admitted. Information: homes, education and medical care
(575) 874-5200, Sunland-Park.com/entertain-
Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society
ment or on Facebook.
Dr. Michelle Mendoza
— The society presents the modern jazz band
The New Year’s Eve celebration is 9 p.m. to
Speak No Evil at its monthly concert series 7
1280 Hawkins Suite 208
1 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, featuring Fungi

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1809 El Paseo in Las Cruces. The music begins
Park After Dark live music is 8:30 p.m. every
after a short business meeting. Admission: $10
Friday and Saturday. Mariachi bands perform at
($5 members; $1 students with ID). Coffee and
5 p.m. Sundays.
dessert reception precedes the concert at 6:30
Bioidentical
Special tribute concerts: Depeche Mode
Hormone Therapy p.m. in the foyer. Information: Larry Brooks,
(Devotional), Saturday, Jan. 18. Joan Sebastian
(575) 640-8752 or mvjazzblues.net.
(Fernando Olea), Friday, Jan. 31.
Weight Loss
Wellness For full band lineup, see website. 18th & Addison and Forever Starts
Today — The “Reckless Love Tour” co-head-
La Parada — The monthly grassroots event
Platelet Rich Plasma
lined by the pop/punk bands is Tuesday, Jan.
Botox • Fillers celebrating local culture and lifestyles is 9 p.m.
21, at Neon Rose, 2430 Wyoming. Information
to 2 a.m. the first Friday of the month (Jan. 3)

Aesthetician
on Facebook at Neon Rose Bar.
Microneedling
at San Carlos Building, 501 Texas. Art market
Dueling Pianos — The Iva Turney Society

Services:
open all night. Cover $5 age 21 and older; $10
age 18 and older. Information: 351-6023 or on for Arts & Adventure presents pianists Ruben
Facebook at laparadaep. Gutierrez and Billy Townes at 2 p.m. Sunday,
Jan. 26, at the International Museum of Art,
Chemical Peels Love Buzz — 3011 Pershing. Most perform- 1211 Montana. Admission is free. Information:
ances are free and begin at 9 p.m. Information:
Dermaplaning 543-6747.
257-3118 or on Facebook at LoveBuzz915.
• Saturday, Jan. 4: The Glitter Tacos, with Classical Drinking — Doña Ana Arts
Luxury Facials
Teen Facials Dead Words, Sarchasm, and CounterPlay. Council (DAAC) hosts its monthly musical
Microdermabrasion • lovelesslust brings his industrial music “So series 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, fea-
Alone Tour” at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9. turing Erik Unsworth on double bass at the
• Part Time returns at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de
Enzymes
myvitalityspa.com Feb. 11, with Gary Wilson and the Blind Mercado in Mesilla. Cost: $15; tickets in
Dates. Tickets: $10 (Eventbrite). advance at daarts.org or at the door. Cash bar
offered by Dry Point Distillers; non-alcoholic
(915) 373-2796
Watoto Children’s Choir — The Watoto options offered. Information: (575) 523-6403.
Children’s Choir perform their new album “We
Will Go” 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Barbed Wire Open Mic — The monthly
CrossPoint Church’s Worship Center, 11995 BorderSenses open mic event featuring live
Montwood. Watoto is an organization in music, poetry and comedy are 8 to 11 p.m. the
Uganda, East Africa. Admission is free; offering last Thursday of the month at Bombers Oyster
supporting the choir will be taken. Information: Pub, 201 S. El Paso, hosted by Richie David
857-7492 or crosspointelpaso.com. Marrufo. Open to age 21 and older.
Watoto Children’s Choirs have traveled Information: (text) 996-2141.

Munson Center Saturday Night Dance Admission: $11; $7 members and military; with
— Munson Center, 975 S. Mesquite, Las ID. Snacks and drinks included or BYOB and
Cruces, hosts its monthly senior dance 4 to 6 snacks. Information: 345-6432 or on Facebook
p.m. on the first Saturday of the month (Jan. at USA Dance Chapter 5017 Desert Dancers.
4). Tickets: $3; can be purchased the week of
Contra Dance — The Southern New
the dance. Information: (575) 541-3000.
Mexico Music and Dance Society’s monthly
USA Dance — USA Dance Las Cruces NM contra dance is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Jan.
Chapter #5058, hosts a dance 2:45 to 5 p.m. 17, at Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle
Sunday, Jan. 5, at Belton Bridge Center, 1214 de Santiago in Las Cruces. Live music by West
E. Madrid in Las Cruces, with 2-step waltz, fox- Texas band The Muletones, and caller is Lonnie
trot, cha cha, salsa, tango, swing, hustle, Ludeman. Attire is holiday dressy. The dance
cumbia and more. Free Bachata lesson is 2 to begins with beginners’ lessons at 7:30 p.m.; no
2:45 p.m. with Mando Rodriguez of Shundo partner or experience needed. Cost: $6 ($4
Ballroom Dance Studio. Admission: $10 ($5 youth). Information: (575) 522-1691 or snm-
members); free for age 12 and younger. mds.org.
Information: Jerry, (575) 639-3993 or gerald-
Tea Dances — Free tea dances to Big Band
carolcarson@gmail.com, or Facebook at
and Golden Oldies hits spun by DJ Larry are 1
USADanceLasCruces.
to 3 p.m. every Monday, plus Fridays except
Afternoon Tea Dance — USA Dance the last two Fridays of the month, at Memorial
Chapter 5017 hosts a tea dance 2 to 5 p.m. Park Senior Center, 1800 Byron (behind El
Sunday, Jan 12, at Shundo Ballroom Dance, Paso Rose Garden on Copia). Information: 212-
120 Paragon. Dance to rhythms like 2115 or elpasotexas.gov/parks-and-
country/western two-step, waltz, cha cha, recreation/senior-centers.
salsa, tango, swing, merengue, foxtrot and Dances are also at Wellington Chew Center,
more. Lesson at 2 p.m., followed by dancing. 4430 Maxwell, the third Friday of the month.

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Tony The Tiger Sun Bowl — The 86th mile race. Deadline is Jan. 15. Information: 433-
annual football classic begins at noon, Tuesday, 1752, elpasopuzzler.com or on Facebook at El
Dec. 31. Tickets: $22 to $62 (Ticketmaster). Paso Puzzler Mountain Bike Race.
Some military discounts offered. Information: Registration at newmexicosportsonline.com.
533-4416, 1-800-915-BOWL or sunbowl.org. Packet pickup is 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan.
This year’s halftime performers are Christian 18, and 7 to 7:30 a.m. on race day at the race
nu metal band P.O.D. venue. Registration at Jan. 18 packet pickup for
The 22nd annual Fan Fiesta is 4 to 8 p.m. additional $10. No race day registration.
Combate Americas MMA — The Mixed • Jan. 31-Feb. 1: Texas Tech. Games are 11
Monday, Dec. 30, at El Paso Convention a.m. Friday and 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Martial Arts event is Friday, Jan. 31, at El Paso El Paso Bicycle Club — All rides are free
Center. County Coliseum. Details to be announced.
NMSU Men’s Basketball — Pan American and open to the public; helmets required.
Pre-game fan party is 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Information: countycoliseum.com.
Center in Las Cruces. Game time is 7 p.m., Information: elpasobicycleclub.com. Ride
Tuesday, Dec. 31.
schedule on Facebook (El Paso Bicycle Club).
Tuff Hedeman West Texas Shootout unless otherwise listed. Tickets: $15-$18.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — — Four-time world champion bull rider and El Information (575) 646-1447 or Repeat riders are encouraged to become a
1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General nmstatesports.com. member of the club; dues are $18 a year or
Paso native Tuff Hedeman presents the 14th
admission and parking are free. Information: • Sunday, Dec. 29: Northern NM, 4 p.m. $25 per family ($30/$40 for two years). Join at
annual Tuff Hedeman Championship Challenge
(575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com. • Thursday, Jan. 9: Chicago State elpasobicycleclub.com.
bull riding event at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at
Race days are Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and • Saturday, Jan. 11: Kansas State, 4 p.m.
the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 Paisano. EP Cyclists — The bicycle group offers rides
Tuesdays, with post time at 12:25 p.m. The live This event sells out every year. Tickets: $15- • Thursday, Jan 30: CSU Bakersfield for all levels. Weekend rides offer options of
racing season runs through April 21. $80; Limited table seats for $218 • Saturday, Feb. 1: Grand Canyon various paces and distances. Starting times and
Post time is 1 p.m. Feb. 14-April 21. (Ticketmaster). Information: 534-4329 or
NMSU Women’s Basketball — Home locations are posted at facebook.com/epcyclist.
Vado Speedway Park — 15900 Stern in CBRbull.com. For more information: Manny Valadez, 861-
games are at Pan Am Center in Las Cruces.
Vado, N.M. Information: (575) 524-7913, Hedeman, who in recent years has made a 2311 or epcyclists.com.
Games times are 6 p.m. Thursdays and noon
vadopeedwaypark.com or on Facebook. name for himself in the production of great bull
Saturdays, unless otherwise listed. General Group Bike Riding Program — City of
Take 1-10 Exit 155, then 1/5 mile north on riding events, will serve as the producer, “chute
admission: $6-$12. Information: (575) 646-1447 Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department
Stern (track is on the left). boss” and television commentator.
or nmstatesports.com. offers weekly Group Bike Rides 9:30 to 11 a.m.
World of Outlaws Battle at the Border is Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with pre-event activ-
• Thursday, Jan. 2: California Baptist Fridays at the Frank O’Brien Papen Community
Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 2-5. Practice is ities including food, beer, shopping and auto-
• Thursday, Jan. 16: Utah Valley Center, 304 W. Bell. Cost per outing: $5 ($2.50
Thursday, with pit gates opening at 2 p.m. graph opportunities.
• Saturday, Jan. 18: Seattle U age 60 and older). Information: (575) 541-2455.
Friday and noon Saturday and Sunday. Racing • Thursday, Jan. 23: UT Rio Grande Valley Each ride has a set distance and designation
begins at 7 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday. Tickets: $30 grandstand ($25 general College sports ranging from 10 to 20 miles at 12-15 mph.
admission; free for age three and under; $75 Bicycling
UTEP Men’s Basketball - Homes games
Recreational sports
three day reserved grandstand. Pit passes: $35- El Paso Puzzler — The 13th annual
are at the Don Haskins Center at 7 p.m., unless
$110. General admission is $25; $60 three day endurance mountain bike race is 8 a.m. Sunday,
otherwise listed. Tickets: $10-$24. Information:
in advance at (844) 347-8849 or
747-5234 or utepathletics.com. Jan. 19 at Bowen Ranch’s Round House, 2.6 Fitness center open houses — El Paso
WorldofOutlaws.com. miles north of US 54 on Martin Luther King Jr. Parks and Recreation offers free admission and
• Thursday, Jan. 9: Southern Mississippi
Onsite prices $34 grandstand ($25 general (FM 3255). Mountain bike races of 15, 35 and healthy snacks 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at
• Saturday, Jan. 11: Louisiana Tech
admission; free for age three and under; $85 50 miles offered. Hosted by the Border all the Category A weight rooms at city recre-
• Wednesday, Jan. 15: UTSA
three day reserved grandstand. General admis- Mountain Bike Association. Registration: $70 ation centers. Staff will be available to answer
• Thursday, Jan. 30: Middle Tennessee State.
sion is $29; $70 three day. for 15- and, $75 for 35-mile race; $80 for 50-
• Saturday, Feb. 1: UAB
Lucha Libre — Lucha Frontera presents the Please see Page 16
UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home
Lucha Libre event at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at
games are in the Don Haskins Center. Tickets:
Stout Physical Fitness Center, 2930 Cassidy
$5 general admission. Information: 747-5234 or
Road, at Fort Bliss. Masked wrestlers take the
utepathletics.com.
ring with high-flying, body slamming entertain-
• 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2: Florida International
ment. Aereo and Mini Fusion will team against
• 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4: Florida Atlantic
Hijo del Imposter and El Dragon. Admission is
• 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18: UTSA
free. Information: 588-8247.
• 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23: Rice
El Paso Rhinos - El Paso’s Junior League ice • 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25: North Texas
hockey team’s season home games are 7 p.m. • 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6: Charlotte
Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at El
Miners Hockey Club — UTEP’s hockey
Paso County Coliseum Events Center, next to
team and 2018-2019 TCHC Champions’ regu-
the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano.
lar season home games are at El Paso County
Tickets: $30 balcony; $25 glass seats; $15 cen-
Coliseum Events Center, 4100 E. Paisano.
ter line; $10 bluelines; $7 goal lines, $5 general
Tickets: $7. Information: 491-7879, info@min-
admission. Free admission to active military
ershockey.com, or minershockey.com.
with ID. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or
• Jan. 6-7: Texas A&M. Games are 10:30 p.m.
elpasorhinos.com.
Monday and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.
• Jan. 24-26: Oklahoma City Blazers
• Jan. 9-10: University of Texas. Games are at
• Feb. 7-9: Northern Colorado Eagles
11 a.m. Thursday and Friday.

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Sports Information: runelpaso.com.
• Coffee Posse Run Club is based on the East
Cont’d from Page 15
Side. Information: coffeeposse.org
• Race El Paso offers coaching programs and
questions about the weight rooms and usage
training groups. Information: raceelpaso.com
fees. Participating centers:
Hash clubs combine trail running with social
• Don Haskins, 7400 High Ridge (79912)
(i.e. beer-drinking) activities. Runs are marked
• Galatzan, 650 Wallenberg (79912)
with chalk, and are open to runners of all lev-
• Gary Del Palacio, 3001 Parkwood (79925)
els. Clubs have modest dues, and first run is
• Marty Robbins, 11620 Vista Del Sol (79936)
free to newcomers.
• Multipurpose, 9031 Viscount
• The Border Jumper Hash House Harriers
• Officer David Ortiz, 563 N. Carolina (79915)
meet at various locations. Information:
• Pat O’Rourke, 901 Virginia (79902)
bjhash.com.
• Pavo Real, 9301 Alameda (79907)
• The El Paso Hash House Harriers have one
• Veterans, 5301 Salem (79924) .
or more runs a week. Information: 252-5646.
Senior Sports and Wellness Day — Meet-up spots listed at elpasohash.com.
Seniors age 50 and older training for the sum-
mer games are invited to participate in a sports
and wellness 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. Winter sports
16, at NMSU’s Activity Center, 1572 Stewart.
Workshop consists of physical fitness training,
WinterFest — El Paso Live with the
Hospitals of Providence and Providence
education workshops, sports clinics and more.
Children’s Hospital, hosts ice skating through
Participants who attend all day will entered to
Jan. 5 in Downtown’s Arts Festival Plaza.
win a door prize. No preregistration required;
Skating is $8 ($7 military; $5 age 5 and
participation is free. The training will help sen-
younger). Spectator admission is free. Tickets
iors prepare for the summer games planned
at elpasolive.com. Information: 534-0600, win-
for June 10-13 in Las Cruces and for the 2021
terfestep.com, or on Facebook.
National Senior Games. Information. nmse-
Ice skating hours are 4 to 9 p.m. Monday
niorolympics.org.
through Wednesday, 4 to 11 p.m. Thursday
and Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon
Running events to 9 p.m. Sunday. New Year’s Day hours are 1
to 9 p.m. Live music Friday, Jan. 3.
Super Scholar Run — Clint ISD’s 9th
annual 5K run and 1-mile walk and Health Fair Public Ice Skating — “Holidays on Ice”
is 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Horizon High public skating hours are 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays,
School, 14651 Horizon in Horizon City. noon to 3 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Saturdays and
Registration by Jan 10: $25 per event ($30 on Sundays, and noon to 3 p.m., at the El Paso
race day). Registration at raceadventuresunlim- County Coliseum Events Center, 4100 Paisano.
ited.com. All ages welcome. Admission: $12; $10 military
Fort Bliss Half Marathon — The 13-mile (skate rental included). Spectator admission is
race is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Soto free. Information: 479-PUCK (7825), elpaso-
Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 20751 hockey.org. or on Facebook at El Paso Hockey
Constitution on East Fort Bliss. Information: Association.
744-5785 or 744-2444. Additional holiday hours include 11 a.m. to 4
A Family 5K is also planned (pets may partici- p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. through Jan. 6.
pate). Ages 10 to 15 must have parent or
guardian sign a waiver. Ages 9 and younger can
Dallas Stars Learn to Play — The Dallas
Stars Learn to Play hockey program begins 10
compete with a participating parent or
a.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at El Paso County
guardian.
Coliseum Events Center, 4100 E. Paisano.
Half marathon and 5K advance entry fee is
Registration: $199. Information: elpasohock-
$20 active duty or retiree; Half marathon is
ey.org or learntoplay.nhl.com/stars.
$35 for dependents and DOD/DA Civilians;
$45 for others. 5K entry is $25 for DOD Ski Apache — Ruidoso’s 750-acre ski and
dependents; and all others. Registration at snowboarding area offers 11 lifts and 55 trails
either Soto, Stout or Milam PFC through Jan. on the slopes of Sierra Blanca, with a base ele-
22 at raceroster.com. vation of 9,600. The 24-hour Ski Apache Snow
Late registration and packet pickup is 4:30 to Report number is (575) 257-9011. Information:
6:30 p.m. Jan. 24, 6 to 7 a.m. Jan. 25 at Soto (575) 464-3600 or skiapache.com.
PFC. Late fee is $10 after Jan. 22.
UMC Health Start — University Medical Ski Cloudcroft — The southernmost ski
Center’s 5K run and 1 mile fun run/walk is 9 area in the United States is two miles east of

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a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at UMC West Clinic, Cloudcroft on U.S. 82. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
6600 N. Desert. Information: 478-5663. Friday through Monday, plus extra days during
winter break. Information, snow conditions:
Cupid’s Chase 5K — The 5K run benefiting (575) 682-2333, skicloudcroft.net or on
Community Options is 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, Facebook.
TEXAS RESIDENTS – GET YOUR MEDICAL CANNABIS CERTIFICATION IN NM at Old Mesilla Plaza, 2114 Calle de Santiago in
Mindful, Compassionate Patient Care Over 40 Years Experience Mesilla. Runners, walkers, and rollers (baby Cloudcroft Ice Rink — The ice rink is at
We specialize in certification, education, and protocols for Medical Cannabis and HEMP CBD strollers and wheelchairs) help raise funds to 751 James Canyon (Hwy 82), across from
make a difference in the lives of people with Cloudcroft High School, in Cloudcroft, N.M.
A RESIDENT OF ANY STATE may qualify for NM certification if disabilities. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Cost, iUsual hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
diagnosed with one of the 29 conditions approved by the NM Dept of Health: information: (575) 532-9275. Tubing, hot chocolate and bonfires also fea-
CANCER, CHRONIC PAIN, ALS, AUTISM, EPILEPSY, GLAUCOMA, HEP C, HIV, tured. Information/hours: (575) 682-4585 or
Loretto Academy Nun Run — The 5K (575) 644-5525 or on Facebook at Cloudcroft
ARTHRITIS, NAUSEA, ANOREXIA, SPINAL CORD DAMAGE, PERIPHERAL
competitive run and non-competitive walk is 9 Ice Rink.
NEUROPATHY, PARKINSONS, PTSD, ULCERATIVE COLITIS, IBS, CROHNS,
a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Loretto Academy,
OPIOID USE DISORDER, TORTICOLIS, MS, SLEEP APNEA, SPINAL MUSCULAR
ATROPHY and others. (Some Texas restrictions may apply)
1300 Hardaway. Part of the More than A Ruidoso Winter Park — The snow play
Marathon Series. Information: 566-8400 or area at 1200 Ski Run Road in Alto, N.M. fea-
HILDA LUZ CHAVEZ, ND - TRADITIONAL NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR raceadventuresunlimited.com. tures giant tubes, a kidz korral, family zip line
SE FOR EVALUATION AND CERTIFICATION APPOINTMENT NO Running clubs: and other activities. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5
HABLA CALL 915-204-5440 OR EMAIL: chavezhl@aol.com SMOKING • Run El Paso has training runs every day of p.m. (8 p.m. designated nights). Information:
ESPAÑOL 432 E. Lucero Ave, Las Cruces, N.M. 88001 NECESSARY! the week from Kern Place to the Upper Valley. (575) 336-7079 or ruidosowinterpark.com.

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Christmas Tree Recycling — The City of Tom Mays area, off Transmountain Drive on
El Paso Environmental Services’ Citizen the west side of the park (east of I-10).
Collections Sites will accept Christmas trees Entry fee is $5 per person, free for age 12 and
through mid-January. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 under (with family). Correct cash or check
p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Trees must be only. Group rates available. Hours are 8 a.m. to
free of decorative items. Information: 311 or 5 p.m. daily. Information: 566-6441 or on
elpasotexas.gov/environmental-services. Facebook at FranklinMountainsSP. Web:
Locations: Wyler Tramway Hikes — 1700 McKinley at 13501 Jason Crandall Dr. will be El Paso’s tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/franklin-mountains.
• Westside/Upper Valley, 121 Atlantic (west of Alabama). Meet at the Tramway to largest municipal park. Submissions will be nar- Guided events are $8 per person ($3 State
• Central, 2492 Harrison hike up to the observation platform and back rowed down based on marketability and/or rel- Park Pass holder; $1 children 12 and under);
• Northeast, 4501 Hondo Pass (entrance off down. Hikes are free. Not recommended for evance to the Eastside or the El Paso region. price includes entry. Dogs welcome on leash
Stahala) first-time hikers. January’s hikes are up Entries may be submitted to on some hikes. Reservations required: 566-
• Eastside, 1034 Pendale, 3510 Confederate Directisimo trail to the junction with Jackaloop elpasotexas.gov/namethepark. 6441 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday).
trail and back down; 1.5 to 2 hours. Bring sun • First Day Hike is 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1,
El Paso Zoo — 4001 E. Paisano. Entrance El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society
protection and wear suitable shoes and cloth- to Mundy’s Gap. Meet at West Cottonwood
hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (admission — The society’s general meeting is 7 p.m.
ing. Meet at least 15 minutes before hike. Springs trailhead in the Tom Mays United for a
gate closed at 4 p.m.). Closed New Year’s Day. Monday, Jan. 20, at UTEP’s Centennial
Information: 562-9899. moderate 4 mile round trip hike.
Admission is $12; $9 for ages 60 and older and Museum, 500 W. University. Destiny Locke,
• First Day Hike is 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1. • Peak Challenge Hike to Ron Coleman
active duty military (including spouse) with ID, Engagement Coordinator, Borderlands
• 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 8: A Women’s Hike Strenuous Trail is 7 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4. Meet
and ages 13-17; $7.50 ages 3 to 12; and free Research Institute at Sul Ross State University,
• 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan 26: Last Sunday Hike. at Smuggler’s Pass parking lot just east of the
for ages 2 and under. Zoo members admitted will talk about the Respect Big Bend initiative.
DinoTracks Tour — Insights Science Information: Scott, 581-6071, trans-pecos- top of Transmountain to carpool to McKelligon
free. Information: 212-0966, elpasozoo.org, or Canyon trailhead; 3.8 mile hike.
on Facebook at ElPasoZoo. Center hosts its monthly 3-mile DinoTracks audubon.com or on Facebook.
tour on the first Sunday of the month at Mt. • Nature Walk Hike is 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 5.
Now open is the Chihuahuan Desert exhibit Celebration of Our Mountains — Meet at Nature Walk parking area for 3/4 mile
and Copper Canyon Challenge Ropes Course. Cristo Rey in Sunland Park. Cost: $15 (age 5
Celebration of Our Mountains provides year- easy hike.
The new exhibit spans 2.3 acres, recreating the and younger free); available at eventbrite; early
round educational and recreational field trips to • Agave loop Hike is 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan.
native habitat for the animal species that once payment requested. Information: 534-0000 or
places throughout the Chihuahuan Desert, as 15, Meet at the West Cottonwood Springs
roamed in the desert southwest. The exhibit insightselpaso.org. Upcoming tours are 1-4
well as visits to places of historic, scientific and trailhead for a 1.5 mile moderate hike.
will serve as the home for Mexican grey p.m. Jan. 5, Feb. 2 and March 1.
technological interest. Information: • Women’s Hike is 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, to
wolves, mountain lions, jaguars, pronghorn, Fort Bliss Outdoor Recreation — A celebmtns.org. West Cottonwood Springs. Meet at West
prairie dogs, thick-billed parrots, coati and Bouldering Tour at Hueco Tanks State Park is Cottonwood Springs trailhead for 2 mile mod-
other smaller species. Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso
Saturday, Jan. 11. Cost: $25 for soldiers; $35 erate hike.
The Copper Canyon Challenge Ropes Course Desert Botanical Garden — 4200
for civilians. All equipment included. • Prospect mine tours are 9 and 11 a.m., and 2
allows guests to climb three stories into the air Doniphan (across from Frontera). Hours are 9
Registration required at the Soldier Activity p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, Meet at Cottonwood
and get a hawk’s eye view of the entire zoo. a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Friday, and
Center, 20732 Constitution, for DoD ID card- Springs trailhead for a short, easy hike.
The “Wings of the World” Bird Show is 12:30 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed
holders. Information: 744-1532 or Campfire making and stories are 5 to 8 p.m.
p.m. weekdays and 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. week- Tuesdays. Admission: $2 (free for members);
bliss.armymwr.com. Friday, Jan. 10, at the Pavilion at the end of the
ends at the new Wildlife Amphitheater. $1 children. Information: 584-0563, keystone-
loop. A demonstration on campfire starting is at
“African Star” Train ride tickets are $2 plus ‘Name the Park’ submissions — City of heritagepark.com.
6 p.m.
tax ($1.50 for children and society members). El Paso is taking submissions through Jan. 15,
Asian Elephant Training Encounters scheduled to help name its newest park in East El Paso. Franklin Mountains State Park — Most
at noon daily. With more than 90 acres, this new public space hiking and mountain bike trails begin in the Please see Page 22

January 2020 El Paso Scene Page 17


Company teaches Taking a Look Back
horses, cowboys
by John McVey Middagh
Remember a horse’s greatest fear is a
mountain lion jumping on its back. Flight

I n the last few years, our children have


stepped up when it comes to planning
family trips and other responsibilities
we used to handle entirely ourselves. All
appreciated, for sure, but wondering why
and fight are how they naturally react. By
the time Cecilia and I saw them buck out,
some had already been though the
process several times.
It was school for the cowboys and the
now? Maybe they sense our advancing horses. The company invites the young
age requires an extra hand now and then. riders to come for free, and feeds them
On one recent weekend my son John two meals a day. The instructors are
and daughter-in-law Jacki set up a two- national rodeo champions. Medical atten-
day trip to Lubbock. They’d left on dants are on stand-by during all times.
Thursday. Jacki saw to the motel reserva- The family holds several schools a year
tion, making sure our room involved no around our Southwest. The next one
climbing of stairs. They took care of the might be in Alpine, Texas at Sul Ross
meals and arena stadium seats, only University.
telling Cecilia and me where to meet. The company was a wonderful host.
We left early Saturday morning, driving Turns out that providing all this for free
up U.S. 180/62 through Carlsbad, N.M. was a win-win for everybody. The com-
and on to Lubbock. Our GPS guided us pany needed to school their horses, find
to Texas Tech’s South Plains Livestock out which ones perform best and might
Stadium and Fairgrounds where we found go on to the pro rodeo circuit or other
the family. Our grandson had already rid- competitions. The young cowboys needed
den his first bronco that day. the experience.
The arena was buzzing with activity, The horses were in very good shape,
maybe 27 to 30 youngsters and 75 good- strong and healthy looking. I never saw
looking bucking horses were present, one mistreated in any manner. Just the
provided by Ace High Rough-Stock opposite, time was taken at every junc-
Academy. The grandstands in the covered ture seeing to their care. The riders also
arena were filled with moms, dads, were watched and schooled every step of
wives, girlfriends and the boyfriend of the way.
the one woman rider. It was an enjoyable weekend. We all left
The young woman was trying it out for together going straight south to I-20, then
the first time. I visited with her and found a little more south to visit No. 2 grand-
out she was in college and had been daughter and her new husband. They
working on ranches in Wyoming. She manage a large ranch a few miles south
rode three during the days I watched. On of Pecos. After that short visit Cecilia and
her first two horses she seemed a little I backtracked to I-20 for the late-night
sketchy but on the third she looked better. drive home. Another story of me coffee-
She was smiling, getting up off the dirt ing up and my night vision glasses.
after each ride. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention a fine
The family that hosted this event have a trip our daughter Christina and our grand-
large ranch outside of Kimball, Colo., son Owen took Cecilia and me on a few
where where they breed and raise these months back. A trip I’d been wanting to
horses to buck. A herd of 500, I was told. take for a long time, staying overnight in
These horses are mostly left alone for the Las Vegas, N.M. a history-riddled town
first five years of their lives except for northeast of Santa Fe. The town dates to
worming, when they are gathered and run the 1870s and was noted for being one of
through a chute. the roughest towns in the West at the
The event that Cecilia and I witnessed time.
was the first time these horses had been So, once again, I thank my children for
gathered and loaded into double-decker their consideration. Keep it up.
cow-pots (trailers), then brought some
500 miles to be bucked out of a chute John McVey Middagh is a former
with a man aboard. saddle shop owner. You can reach
him at jmiddagh@yahoo.com.

Auditorio Benito Juárez — Ignacio • The psychological thriller play “Esquizofrenia


Ramirez and Vicente Guerrero, one block from 2020” is at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27. Tickets:
Parque Borunda. Advance tickets at donbole- 241-405 pesos.
ton.com. El Circo de Plin Plin live show is at 1 • The comic show of “Chuponcito y Teo
and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26. Tickets: 115 to 290 Gonazalez” is 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1. Tickets:
pesos. 420-730 pesos.
• Amigos de la Fundacion Mascareñas’s
Centro Cultural Paso del Norte - Av. Matices Culturales opens its 2020 performance
Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, across from the with the reggae band La Kruda Dominguera at
Red Cross. Information: 1730300 (Facebook: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. Tickets: $750 pesos.
CCPasodelNorte). Advance show tickets at Information: 544-5118 in El Paso; 612-3175 in
donboleton.com. Juárez, or fmascarenas.org.

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The goofy,
the bad
& the weird
El Paso Scene’s 12th annual
Gecko Awards honor 2019’s
strangest, dumbest and most
outrageous news items

Compiled and illustrated


by Lisa Kay Tate Graphic design by Marcos Ochoa

Here’s the rest of the best of the worst,


weirdest and often funniest news to make
Geckos of the Year: Immigration issues area headlines in 2019:

put El Paso in national media spotlight Help not wanted


Financial website WalletHub listed both El

T Paso and Las Cruces among “worst cities


he national news spotlight defi-
nitely shone on the Sun City in to look for a job,” placing El Paso at 133
2019, but most of the media on the list, and Las Cruces at 181 out of
attention was unwelcome, if not trag- 182 cities ranked.
The medical money pit
Literal ambulance chasing
ic. Saddest of all, a 21-year-old racist
William Beaumont Army Medical Center
drove across Texas to gun down
A 27-year-old man from Seminole led
complex in east El Paso became the most
police on a pursuit in Northwest El Paso
dozens of El Pasoans at an Eastside
expensive United States military hospital
after stealing an ambulance and driving it
Walmart, nearly all of them Hispanic,
project currently under construction, after
with the emergency lights on.
killing 22. for a wall, while Beto O’Rourke staged
That murderous rampage was loose- being three years late and more than $629
million over budget.
his own counter-rally across the street
Bumping the bashing
ly tied to another cause of intense at the same time.
Speaking Rock Entertainment Center can-
He went to the dogs
media focus, the refugee crisis, where • A California artist built a “Teeter-
celled a concert by rock band Filter over
Humane Society of El Paso executive
again El Paso made the national news Totter” made to fit through the steel
safety concerns raised by statements made
director Jeffery Luke Westerman was
day after day. The politics of immigra- slats of the wall.
by singer Richard Patrick posted on social
indicted by an Ohio grand jury on 19
tion also figured into another nation-
media. Patrick said the band was planning
• Protestors took over the Border
counts of fraud and theft, including solicit-
wide story centered on native son
to hang an American flag upside down as a
Patrol Museum, harassed guests and
ing more then $700,000 from Ohio resi-
Beto O’Rourke, the former congress-
backdrop, adding “Get here later and it
vandalized images of fallen officers.
dents for “investment purposes.”
will be packed!! A Lot of Trump bashing!
man turned presidential candidate. • Politicians from both parties came to
Does anyone know Beto?? Bring Beto!”
As a new year begins, El Paso Scene
While this dog died a hero
El Paso to argue over holding condi-
turns its annual focus on some of the tions for migrants, funding and border
As federal agents were searching for ille-
Hey man, nice shot
sillier, weirder, and face palm-induc-
gal firearms at the Northeast El Paso
security, which at one point led to a
A man was arrested for possession of a
ing look at the human condition, all
home, the 62-year-old suspect opened fire,
government shutdown. President
firearm when he accidentally shot himself
killing the K-9 “Agent Bulder,” the dog
gathered from local and national news Trump announced considering mov-
in the thigh area with a handgun he had
working with the ATF force. Agents
sources, with our 2019 Gecko Awards. ing illegal immigrants to sanctuary
tucked in his sweatpants.
returned fire, killing the shooter.
The Gecko of the Year goes to the cities. U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-

Making a glass of yourself


refugee crisis, as thousands of Central Cortez came to the border Tornillo
Criminals and dogs don’t mix
Americans trekked across Mexico to
A robber running away from a Las Cruces
facility and a photo of her crying at a
Three robbery suspects were also accused
seek asylum in the United States, and
Pizza Hut ran into the glass door so hard
fence led to social media debate over
of picking up a stray dog and throwing it
that he left DNA on the glass. Police
making El Paso Ground Zero in the whether she was actually within view
out of their at high speed into oncoming
swabbed the door and caught the suspect
fierce political debate over immigra- of the detainees.
traffic. Police said no remains were found
as a result.
tion policy and border defense, includ- • A makeshift detention camp occu-
ing the controversial extension of the pied a downtown parking lot near the but they believe the dog was killed.
From shoplifting to kidjacking
What commission reviews that?
border wall. While the crisis remains a Paso del Norte bridge for months.
A 5-year-old Las Cruces girl was in the
Mayor Dee Margo accused the city’s
major humanitarian and political • A civilian group, United
backseat of a car when it was stolen from
Ethics Review Commission of violating
issue, it also has triggered a variety of Constitutional Patriots, began
patrolling the border near Sunland her parents’ home. The girl was back and
state public meeting laws when five cur-
day-to-day news items in El Paso that
safe after police searched for only one
rent and three former members co-
deserved Gecko recognition:
hour. The thief, who had just been arrested
Park, detaining more than 300 undoc-
authored a newspaper column.
• Dueling factions clashed in February
two days earlier for shoplifting in a phar-
umented immigrants.
as Trump visited El Paso for a rally at
El Paso County Coliseum advocating Please see Page 21 macy, faced felony charges.
Please see Page 20

January 2020 El Paso Scene Page 19


Geckos
Cont’d from Page 19

Purple passion
When music band Fungi Mungle’s
“Wonder Woman” trailer was stolen in the
middle of the night, it was found aban-
doned in the front yard of a far East El
Paso home … painted purple. Singer Joey
Mungle thanked the “good people of El
Paso and the disco gods” for finding the
El Paso Zoo invited people to submit
trailer and said “by the grace of God,
names of their exes for the zoo to
somebody loved Prince enough to paint it
name cockroaches after. The roaches
purple for us.” A vehicle seen making off
would then be fed to the meerkats.
with the van initially was a purple Ford.
Dad must be so proud 40-minute chase in his U-Haul truck
Two El Paso brothers were arrested in con- before crashing into another driver.
nection with a viral video of them shooting Maybe they needed money for gas
guns outside of a car while driving on the Three robbery suspects were arrested after
freeway. One brother said they were just trying to rob a local 7-Eleven store, when
doing it to “celebrate their father’s birth- their getaway car was out of gas and
day” like they do in Mexico. wouldn’t start.
He can’t handle the truth We wish you a cheesy Christmas
After a Fort Bliss soldier received national Louie Salazar won $100 for beating out
attention for his account of helping an three other coworkers in a gingerbread
injured man in a traffic accident in house contest, designing a house made
Sweetwater, Texas using “a pen and hood- with real Chico’s Tacos, entitled “Yellow
ie,” Fort Bliss later released a statement Snow, Yellow Snow, Yellow Snow.”
saying the soldier’s story contained several
“factual inaccuracies.” You might be a “Redneck Woman”…
Country singer Gretchen Wilson, while in
Where’s the fire? Las Cruces to perform for the Country
Sunland Parks fire chief was charged with Music Festival, complained on her Twitter
embezzling more than $5,000 from the account she was removed from her Hotel
city, when he used a city vehicle to travel Encanto “for no reason” and people should
to his personal property in East Texas. “band together to put Hotel Encanto out of
‘Til death do you part business” despite the hotel dispatchers
El Paso Police sought help in the investi- receiving numerous noise complaints com-
gation of the death of the wife of 70-year- ing from her room.
old Oklahoma man who said she died in …or you might be a diva
an El Paso hotel room. This was after the Rapper Cardi B had to reschedule her
man was found driving in Arizona with his much anticipated El Paso concert as well
deceased, naked wife in the passenger seat. as others because, according the TMZ
Vitamin shop deficiency reports, she was recovering from some
An Anthony, N.M man was arrested and complications from her recent liposuction
charged with 69 counts of forgery after his and breast augmentation.
employer accused him of embezzling over Taking a bite into crime
$640,000 from the vitamin shop where he During a road rage incident in March in
worked, and spending it on girlfriends, Sunland Park, after one vehicle cut another
trips and his friends. off, both drivers pulled over and, accord-
You may now deadlift the bride ing to court records, began a verbal con-
A Las Cruces couple’s wedding at Crunch frontation. That evolved into “chest-bump-
Fitness logged more than 15,800 views on ing,” shoving, headlocks and choke holds,
Facebook. punch throwing, and eventually one man
biting off the tip of the other man’s finger.
Playground politics
He needed a mental inspection
According to police records, YISD super-
A 60-year-old El Paso man was arrested
intendent Xavier De La Torre head-butted
for shooting an auto shop owner because
another El Paso County school district
his car had failed state inspection.
leader in a fight outside a San Antonio
Whataburger. He and other trustees denied Tween terror
they knew anything about the altercation. Police referred a 12-year-old Alamogordo
girl to Juvenile Protection and Parole for
Local meddling on Facebook DWI when she and friends, all minors,
A Facebook post, created by a campaign went on a joyride on U.S. 54/70 in the
volunteer for City Council member family car. She tried to flee the police and
Cassandra Hernandez, said “Cassandra nearly hit an Otero County Sheriff’s Office
Hernandez for Mayor of El Paso, Texas” deputy before being caught.
but was quickly taken down. Nevertheless,
city officials ruled that she had effectively Viral vitriol
resigned her seat on council and ordered a A video at an El Paso Cracker Barrel went
special election. Hernandez said the whole viral with more than 50,000 views show-
thing was a mistake, but still had to enter ing a heated argument between a bilingual
the race to keep her seat and won. woman and a man who had interrupted her
U-Haul hauling butt conversation with her mom, telling her to
Police arrested a 35-year-old El Paso man “speak English.”
wanted on warrants after leading police in
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More Geckos The Hollywood connection Tehran government. According to the FBI
Just a year after he was hired, UTEP’s wanted poster, he was born in El Paso.
Cont’d from Page 20 assistant basketball coach Lamont Smith
resigned after he was implicated in the col- A lesson in lying
No longer on tap lege admissions bribery scandal that also During her election bid to EPISD’s District
El Paso businessman William “Billy” involved Hollywood actresses Felicity 7 seat, Mickey Loweree claimed she had
Abraham, whose court battles were often Huffman and Lori Loughlin. taught at Burnet Elementary School.
in the local news, found himself banned However, there were no records she ever
from his favorite watering hole, The Tap, Checkmate taught at the school and several of the
as he started becoming “very aggressive” An award-winning El Paso chess team school’s faculty members and former
towards the woman who had been operat-
The website Climate Central listed El
faced being banned for life by the U.S teachers said she had only served as a PTA
ing the bar since 1956.
Paso as the second fastest warming
city in the U.S. from 1970-2018 Chess Federation on allegations the coach volunteer and playground monitor.
told team members to throw matches and
It’s not a contest
(showing a rise of 4.7 degrees over 48
lower their scores so they could become And finally, more baloney
A 42-year-old El Paso man was arrested
years), just behind Las Vegas, Nev.
compete in what’s called “under” sections. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agri-
for suspicion of driving while intoxicated What a web we weave … cultural specialists seized 154 pounds of
after having four previous drunk driving One Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week Sun City spy black market bologna at a port of entry
convictions, And on Super Bowl Sunday, involved a heavyset man in a Spider-Man El Paso got a brief mention in reports of a tucked in the rear seat of the truck. The
one 44-year-old El Paso man was arrested mask who broke into a Canutillo apartment 39-year old U.S. Air Force counterintelli- driver tried to cover it up by saying he was
with his seventh DWI. Both incidents hap- complex and stole several items, including gence specialist who was being charged carrying “rolls of frozen ham.”
pened on Zaragosa. a Nintendo Switch Game system. with revealing classified information to the

Geckos of the Year


Cont’d from Page 19

• Deming, N.M. declared a state of emer-


gency in May due to the number of
immigrants being released into the city.
• The tension between Trump and El
Paso Mayor Dee Margo continued as
Trump called the mayor a “RINO”
(Republican In Name Only). comment he later had to clarify “No one
• El Paso County sued Trump to stop his is born to be President of the United
plan to use emergency powers to spend States of America—least of all me.”
billions on the wall. • His campaign website began selling
• A group of private citizens called “We shirts with his comment, “Hell yes we’re
Build The Wall” took it upon themselves going to take your AR-15!”
to get things moving by constructing a • When his second-quarter fundraiser
20-foot-tall fence along the mountain- dropped significantly, his campaign’s
side on the edge of Sunland Park. digital director said “Sometimes you’re
• Another group calling themselves the up, sometimes you’re down. Sometimes
“Border Patriots” interrupted U. S. Rep, you’re Hootie and sometimes you’re a
Veronica Escobar’s monthly town hall Blowfish.”
meeting by yelling “Protect our borders” • He took a detour from the campaign
and “America first” after they learned trail to address a “family crisis” of find-
they wouldn’t be allowed to ask any ing a missing turtle named Gus.
questions. • He live-streamed his haircut, and let
• The wife of a Clint school board trustee the world know “we’re cutting out some
was barred from school property until of this ear hair you get when you get
she apologized to a student for allegedly older.” But after quitting the campaign,
yanking a Mexican flag from his hand he started growing a beard.
and telling him to “go back to Mexico.”
• Some agents at an El Paso detention UTEP Football for the third year in a
center came under investigation for row earned a Gecko of the Year honor-
making a Honduran immigrant hold up able mention. The Miners began their
a sign in Spanish that read “I Like Men.” 2019 season edging out Houston Baptist
• On the internatonal bridges, wait 36-34, but unfortunately the Huskies
times were the longest in 10 years. were the only non-FBS team on the
UTEP schedule. With only one win dur-
El Paso also jumped into the national ing the two previous seasons (earning
spotlight when Beto O’Rourke surged in the bottom ranking both years among
the polls after announcing he would join all 130 FBS teams), UTEP still had hopes
the crowded field of Democratic candi- of securing a two-win season going into
dates challenging Trump. Despite his the final games of the 2019 season
well publicized campaign, his popularity against fellow bottom-ranked teams
plummeted once the primary debates NMSU and Rice. The Miners caved, los-
began. By fall he dropped out of the ing 35-44 and 16-30 respectively, and
2020 race. Some of the weird news sto- ended up 1-11 with a final ranking as
ries gathered surrounding Beto’s ill- the 3rd worst team in FBS.
fated presidential adventure in 2019: The UTEP Miners managed to escape
• A “Baby Trump” balloon scheduled to the utter humiliation of a three-peat as
fly at his rally in February was cancelled the country’s worst FBS team thanks to
due to wind. the 1-11 UMass Minutemen and the one
• Altar candles were sold with images of team that UMass defeated, the 0-12
political figures including him, Nancy Akron Zips. The Zips not only clinched
Pelosi and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. the bottom ranking but also earned the
• After his “born to run” Vanity Fair title of the most apt team name ever.

January 2020 El Paso Scene Page 21


Nature Camping is $8 per site per night. Information:
(915) 828-3251 or nps.gov.
Cont’d from Page 17
Carlsbad Caverns National Park — The
Scientist Saturday Morning — A scientist park is about 160 miles east of El Paso, off the
from the Asombro Institute for Science Carlsbad Highway (U.S. 62-180). Closed New
Education hosts a day of exploring and learning Year’s Day. Information: (575) 785-2232 or
about the desert through fun activities for all nps.gov/cave.
ages 8 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of each Visitor Center winter hours are 8 a.m. to 5
month (Jan. 4, Feb. 1), at Chihuahuan Desert p.m. daily; tours available 8:30 a.m. to 3:30
Nature Park 56501 N. Jornada, in Las Cruces. p.m. Last entry into cave via natural entrance is
Admission is free. Information: (575) 524-3334 2 p.m. with last entry into cave via elevator
or asombro.org. 3:30 p.m. (be in line to exit cave by 4:30 p.m.).
Cost is $15 (free or ages 15 and younger).
Rio Bosque Wetlands Park — UTEP’s Other guided tours are available; call or check
Center for Environmental Resource website for details.
Management offers free guided walking tours
and other activities at Rio Bosque Wetlands Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State
Park, 10176 Socorro Rd. in El Paso’s Mission Park — 1504 Miehls Drive N., Carlsbad,
Valley. Tours last about two hours. N.M. Admission: $5 ($3 ages 7-12; free for 6
Information: 747-8663 or riobosque.org. and under). Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (last
• Birding tour is 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11. entry at 3:30 p.m.). Information: (575) 887-
• Workday is 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18. 5516 or livingdesertnm.org.
• Introductory tour is 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19. The zoo features animals native to the
• Bird Survey begins at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. Chihuahuan Desert, in natural desert surround-
28 (meet at the visitor center). ings. A large greenhouse is devoted to succu-
Meeting place is a bridge crossing Riverside lents and cactus from around the world. The
Canal. Take Americas Ave. (Loop 375) to Pan headquarters building includes exhibits on min-
American Drive, turn left and travel 1.5 miles. erals, history, archaeology and other subjects.

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic New Mexico State Parks — Day-use fee
Site — Ranch Road 2775 off U.S. 62/180 is $5 when visiting any state park. All programs
(Montana Ave.). The site is famed for many are free with park entrance, unless otherwise
Native American rock paintings and unique listed. Dress accordingly for all outdoor hikes
geology. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and events. Information: (575) 744-5998 or
through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday nmparks.com.
through Sunday. Admission: $7 (free for chil- • Leasburg Dam — Radium Springs, two miles
dren 12 and younger). Admission including off I-25 at Exit 19. Day use hours are 8 a.m. to
tours or hikes is $9 (13 and over); $2 (ages 5- 6 p.m. Information: (575) 524–4068. First Day
12). Information: 857-1135, ext. 0, or texas- Hike is 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 1.
stateparks.gov. • Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Information:
Admission including tours or hikes is $9 (13 (575) 744-5923. New Year’s Day Dam Walk is
and over); $2 (ages 5-12). Reservations also 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1. The path
recommended for the self-guided area and for across the dam will be open to the public and
camping: (512) 389-8911. guests may walk anytime during these hours.
North Mountain is available for self-guided • Pancho Villa State Park, Columbus, N.M.,
day use, for up to 70 people at a time; reserva- State Roads 11 and 9. Day use hours: 7 a.m. to
tions recommended. There is an annual orien- 9 p.m. Information: (575) 531-2711. First Day
tation program for visitors. Guided access is Hike is 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1.
offered to the rest of the site. Picnicking Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park —
allowed at ten tables closest to headquarters. 5000 Calle del Norte in Mesilla. All events free
Wood and charcoal fires are not permitted. with park admission, unless listed otherwise.
Bicycles permitted only on designated paved Hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through
areas. Pets allowed only in camping or picnic Sunday; call for seasonal variations. Day use
areas. Call for reservations and other informa- fee: $5 per vehicle. Information: (575) 523-
tion: 857-1135. 4398, (575) 740-7499, or nmparks.com.
White Sands National Park — The glis- A Raptors and the Rio Grande Discovery
tening gypsum dunes are about 16 miles south- Weekend is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4,
west of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70. Park with live bird presentations at noon and 2:30
hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visitor Center hours p.m. Admission free with day use fee.
are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last entrance is one hour Gila Cliff Dwellings National
before closing. Entrance fees are $25 per vehi- Monument — 44 miles north of Silver City
cle; $15 per person, and $20 per motorcycles. on NM Highway 15. Free admission.
Information: (575) 479-6124, nps.gov/whsa or Information: (575) 536-9461 or nps.gov/gicl.
on Facebook. Visitor Center hours through Feb. 29 are 9:30
Daily sunset strolls are 4 to 5 p.m. through a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed New Year’s Day). Trail
Jan.11; 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 12-Feb. 8. is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; visitor must exhibit
“Skins and Skulls” mammal identification talks monument by 4 p.m.
are 3 p.m. Sundays. Aldo Leopold birthday celebration activities
Lake Lucero Tour is 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, in the
25. Reservations required. Visitor Center, with information and activity
Established as White Sands National booths from National Park Service and U.S.
Monument in 1933, the Tularosa Basin dunes Forest Service. Readings of Leopold’s essay,
were designated as the nation’s 62nd national “Thinking Like a Mountain” are 11 am an 1 and
park in 2020 federal legislation signed into law 3 p.m. theater or amphitheater, depending on
in December 2019. weather.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Alameda Park Zoo — Alameda Park, 1321
— 110 miles east of El Paso on the way to North White Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70),
Carlsbad, the 86,416-acre park includes the Alamogordo. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
highest point in Texas: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749 Admission: $2.50 ($1.50 ages 3-11 and 60 and
feet. Entry fee: $5 for ages 16 and older, good older; free for ages 2 and younger).
for one week and all trails. Pine Springs Visitor Information: (575) 439-4290, or on Facebook
Center hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. at Alameda Park Zoo-AFOTZ..

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Centennial Museum — University at Machelle Wood on “Celebrating Joseph
Wiggins, UTEP. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 Monday Magoffin.”
through Saturday. Admission is free. • Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club is 6 p.m.
Information: 747-6667 or museum.utep.edu. Wednesday, Jan. 8, to discuss “A Connecticut
Showing through Jan. 25: “The Town and Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” by Mark Twain.
the Smelter.” • “Make-a-Thing” arts and crafts are 10 a.m.
Permanent exhibits on the third floor focus on the third Thursday of each month. Jan. 16:
the history of the Chihuahuan Desert. The A lecture on “Reconsidering the Mesilla Phase: upon it over a 30-year period, through photo- jewelry making. Cost: $10.
Chihuahuan Desert Gardens on the museum Changing Viewpoints Based on Recent graphs taken by UTEP professor Robert H.
National Border Patrol Museum —
grounds have more than 800 species of plants Research at Creekside Village and Other Sites Schmidt.
4315 Transmountain. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
native to the region. in Tularosa Canyon” with David Greenwald is 2
The Lhakhang Cultural Exhibit is open to the p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11.
Los Portales Museum and Visitor Tuesday through Saturday. Closed major holi-
public for viewing 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every
Center — 1521 San Elizario Road. The muse- days. Admission is free. Information: 759-6060
Wednesday, and 1 to 4:30 p.m. the first Sunday
El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts um is operated by the San Elizario Genealogy or borderpatrolmuseum.com.
Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. For exhibit and Historical Society, and is housed in an
of the month. A museum representative will be San Elizario Veterans Museum and
information, see “Southwest Art Scene.” 1850s Territorial-style building across from the
on hand to answer questions. Memorial Walk — 1501-B Main Street in
San Elizario church. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2
El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study El Paso Museum of History — 510 N. p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.
San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Santa Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Center — 715 N. Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 851-
Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission
through Saturday (open until 9 p.m. Thursdays),
to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. 1682.
and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays is free. Information: Ann Lara, 345-3741 or Ray
Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.
Information: 351-0048 or elpasoholocaustmu-
and city holidays. Admission is free. Magoffin Home State Historic Site — Borrego, 383-8529.
Information: 212-0320, elpasotexas.gov/history 1120 Magoffin. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
seum.org. Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305
or on Facebook. Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m.
Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta
El Paso Museum of Archaeology — Showing through Jan. 5: “Bases Loaded: El Sunday. Visitors can begin their tour at the
Mission. The center features a museum on the
4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso Paso and Beyond,” celebrating the local and Visitor Center across the street (1117 Magoffin,
Tigua tribe, offering a glimpse of five centuries
(west of U.S. 54). Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. national history of baseball. a restored 1901 home); closed Sunday. Tours
of Pueblo history and tradition. Hours are 10
Tuesday through Saturday. Tours are 10:30 to Showing through March: “Gifts and Prayers: on the hour; last tour at 4 p.m. Cost: $7 ($6
a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
2 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays, Mondays The Romanovs and Their Subjects,” a collection seniors 65 and older; $4 ages 6-18; free ages 5
Admission is free. Information: 859-7700, ysle-
and city holidays. Admission is free. from the Georgia Museum of Art, including and younger). Family and group rates available.
tadelsurpueblo.org.
Information: 212-0421, archaeology.elpaso- rare historical artifacts and sacred art from Admission is free to Visitor Center.
texas.gov, or on Facebook at EPMArch. across centuries of the imperial family’s rule Information: 533-5147, visitmagoffinhome.com
War Eagles Air Museum — 8012 Airport
Showing through Jan. 11: “An Ageless Craft: (CE 1613-1917). or Facebook.
Road, Doña Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa.
Historic and Modern Pueblo Pottery,” display- Showing through April 12: ”Pasos Urbanos: Spanish-language tours offered Thursday
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
ing more than 280 objects . A Photographic Narrative of the Borderlands through Saturday; call for availability.
Sunday. Admission: $11; $9 seniors and mili-
Showing through Feb. 8: Enchanted Faces: Downtown Culture,” with 57 images from 41 • Kentucky Biscuits with Orange Marmalade
tary; free for children and students.
Latin American Mask Traditions. local photographers. Butter cooking class is 10 a.m. (family-friendly)
Information: (575) 589-2000 or war-eagles-air-
A Pottery Workshop with Albert Alvidrez is 1 Showing through June: “Faces and Places of and 1 p.m. (for adults), Saturday, Jan. 4. Cost:
museum.com. To get there: Take the Artcraft
to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, for ages 16 and the Chihuahuan Desert,” organized by $5. Call to reserve a spot; tools and ingredients
exit off I-10, head west to Santa Teresa and fol-
older. Registration: $40 ($25 members). Humanities Texas. The exhibit explores the provided.
low signs to the airport and museum.
Information: 212-0421 or barrazaIM@elpaso- topography and natural beauty of the • A free Braintrust Bag Lunch mini-lecture is
texas.gov. Chihuahuan Desert and the human impact noon Wednesday, Jan. 8. Guest speaker is
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Museum Literature, and Music.” stories behind science’s greatest rebels is noon Also
Events in conjunction with the exhibit: Saturday, Jan. 18, to discuss aviator Amelia
Cont’d from Page 23 Deming Luna Mimbres Museum — 301
• LGBTQ+ in Literature book reading is 10 Earhart.
a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4. Duct Tape Designs workshops for age 11-17 S. Silver, Deming, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4
Las Cruces area • Lecture on “Guilty as Sin: The History of are 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. select Saturdays: p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is
Criminalizing Homosexuality in Texas” by Jecoa • Jan. 11: Book bridge and Hammock build free. Information: (575) 546-2382, 1-800-848-
Branigan Cultural Center — 501 N. 4955 or lunacountyhistoricalsociety.com.
Main, (Downtown Mall) Las Cruces. Hours are Ross is 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18. • Jan. 18: Tape Hang and Hammock build
• Jan. 25: Duct Tape Duck and Wallet build. Geronimo Springs Museum — 211 Main
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 Las Cruces Museum of Nature and
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. Science — 411 N. Main in the Las Cruces Las Cruces Railroad Museum — The in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Hours are 9
during the First Friday Ramble. Information: Downtown Mall. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 museum is in the Santa Fe train depot, 351 N. a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon
(575) 541-2154, las-cruces.org or Facebook. p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 Mesilla. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 ($2.50 stu-
A Lunar New Year celebration for “Year of p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. dents 6 to 18; free for ages 5 and younger).
the Rat” is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. Friday Ramble. Information: (575) 522-3120, Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First Family rates: $15. Information: (575) 894-6600,
Showing Jan. 24-April 4: “Endangered las-cruces.org or on Facebook at LCMuseums. Friday Ramble. Admission is free; donations geronimospringsmuseum.com or on Facebook.
Monuments,” photographs by Samuel Fee of Exhibits include “Sun, Earth, Universe,” which encouraged. Information: (575) 528-3444, las-
national monuments throughout the
Hubbard Museum of the American
explores the big questions NASA is trying to cruces.org or on Facebook at LCMuseums.’ West — 841 U.S. Hwy 70 West, next to
Southwestern U.S. answer about the earth, sun, and other planets. A new bimonthly program, “First 50 Years” Ruidoso Downs (N.M.) Race Track. Hours are
Showing through Jan. 7: “Bandits & Heroes, Dino Days are 10 a.m. to noon Thursday and Jeopardy-style game to test knowledge of the 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday
Poets and Saints,” exploring how cultures of Friday, Jan. 2-3, for all ages. Explore biome- first 50 years of the coming of the railroad to (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Admission:
Africa blended with indigenous and colonial chanics, design an imaginary dinosaur, look at Las Cruces, is 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17. $7 ($5 for seniors, military; $2 children 6-16;
Portuguese traditions to form modern Brazil. real and replica fossils and learn about the ani- Family Game Day is 10 a.m. to noon the sec- $1 Ruidoso Downs residents; free for children
Showing through Jan. 25: “Greetings from mals that roamed Pangea millions of years ago. ond Saturday of the month (Jan. 11). 5 and younger and museum members).
Las Cruces: Postcard Views of the Mesilla Saturday Family Science hands-on challenges Brown Bag Lecture series is noon, Tuesday, Information: (575) 378-4142, hubbardmuse-
Valley,” from the early 1900s to the 1960s. are 11:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each month. Jan. 14, with “Six Degrees of Separation — um.org or on Facebook.
Showing through Feb. 22: “Standing in the The Jan. 4 topic is “Chemistry of Color.” New Mexico Style” by Bud Russo.
Light: Queer Culture in Art, A STEAMPunk presentation to discover the Needle Punch Embroidery workshop is 10 Museum of the Big Bend — Sul Ross
a.m. to noon Thursday, Jan. 23 and 30. State University (Entrance 3), Hwy 90 in
Alpine, Texas. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m.
— 4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. Hours Sunday. Guided tours available. Admission is
are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, free, donations accepted. Information: (432)
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for 837-8143, museum@sulross.edu, museu-
adults, $4 seniors 60 and older; $3 children age mofthebigbend.com or on Facebook.
4-17; $2 for museum members and veterans; Showing through Jan. 5: Five Centuries of
free for children age 3 and under. Information: Mexican Maps.
(575) 522-4100, nmfarmandranchmuseum.org. Showing Jan. 17-March 22: Plein Air Painters
Author and historian Jim Eckles will talk about of the Four Corners. Opening reception is 5 to
the surprising story of Camp Cody in Deming 7 p.m. Jan. 17.
during World War I at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9.
Admission is free. One of the nation’s 32 train- New Mexico Museum of Space
ing camps was established at Deming, a town History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. The
of only 2,500 people during World War I. The museum features the International Space Hall
facility was dubbed Camp Cody and was erect- of Fame and the Tombaugh IMAX Dome
ed in just a few months to house and train Theater and Planetarium.
30,000 men. A few months after armistice the Space center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
camp, with its tents, wooden mess halls and Admission: $6 ($5 for seniors and military, $4
large stables, literally disappeared. ages 4-12, children 3 and younger free).
The Antique Treasures Show featuring Information: (877) 333-6589, (575) 437-2840,
antique and collectibles vendors is 9 a.m. to 5 nmspacemuseum.org or on Facebook at
p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, NMSpaceMuseum.
Jan. 25-26, with informal appraisals on how to The Launch Pad Lecture Series is 9 to 11 a.m.
preserve personal treasures, demonstrations, the first Friday of each month.
and “Stump the Curator” and “Identify It” Star Show is at 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m.
events. Antique gun presentation at 1 p.m. both Tickets are $5 ($4 seniors, military and chil-
days with director Mark Santiago. Free with dren). Ages 3 and under free. Museum combo
museum admission. tickets available.
Showing through Jan. 15: “Home on the
Sacramento Mountains Historical
Range: From Ranches to Rockets.” exploring
Museum — 1000 U.S. 82, across from the
the transformation of life in the Tularosa Basin
Chamber of Commerce in Cloudcroft, N.M
in the 1940s and beyond.
Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Showing through April 5 in the Arts
Admission: $5 ($3 ages 6 to 12); $1 military dis-
Corridor: “Local Color: Landscape and
count with ID. Information: (575) 682-2932 or
Architecture,” works from the Mesilla Valley
cloudcroftmuseum.com.
Weavers Guild, including 27 colorful scarves,
rugs, shawls, and more. Silver City Museum — 312 W. Broadway,
Crafts for Kids is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Silver City. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 11, to make a dairy cow craft in honor of Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
National Milk Day. Free with admission. Saturday and Sunday. Admission: $5.
Reading Roundup stories in the Museum lobby Information: (575) 538-5921, silvercitymuse-
are 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, for all ages; free um.org, or on Facebook.
with museum admission. Panel discussion on “The Mysterious Madam
Registration required for all workshops, as Brewer,” is 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan.
space is limited. To register for workshops, or 18. “Highlights from the Collection” exhibit
for more information, contact LuAnn Kilday at opening is 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22.
575-522-4100 or luannr.kilday@state.nm.us.
• A Basic Weaving Workshop is 9 a.m. to 3
Toy Train Depot — Alameda Park, 1991
N. White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo. Hours are
p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Jan. 15-17,
noon to 4:40 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
for adults and age 14 and older accompanied by
Admission: $4. Information: (575) 437-2855.
an adult. Students learn to warp their looms on
The 1/5 scale train track offers rides around
Wednesday and weave basic twill patterns
Alameda Park 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday
Thursday and Friday. First-time weavers are
through Sunday. Cost: $4.
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Farm & Ranch Museum offers Antique Treasures Show
f you are a fan of PBS’s Antiques Road other activities at the Farm and Ranch using wood, glass and other construction
Show, then the Antique Treasures Show Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road on materials. Ho Baron has two futuristic
Jan. 25-26 at the New Mexico Farm the east side of Las Cruces. Hours will be sculptures plus a unique doll comprised of
and Ranch Heritage Museum will be right 9 to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. a doll head blended with found-wood base.
up your alley, with a variety of vantiques Sunday, For more information: (575) 522- An Art Talk on the exhibition will be 5 to
and other collectible items for sale. Some 4100 or nmfarmandranchmuseum.org. 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30. A closing recep-
vendors also offer unofficial free appraisals tion is 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27.
of items brought to them by the public. Hal Marcus Gallery Hal also provided this update on “Buenos
Visitors can also play “Stump the Noches, El Paso,” the children’s book writ-
New Year’s is a time to look ahead, so a
Curators” by bringing in personal items ten by Luke Lowenfield and illustrated by
perfect opportunity is the 20/20 Visionary
that will challenge Museum Director Mark Marcus that came out in November. By
Exhibition on display through Feb. 27 at
Santiago and Curator Lisa Pugh to identify mid-December, the book had sold more
the Hal Marcus Gallery, 1308 N. Oregon.
the object and tell the owners more about than half of the initial printing run of 5,000
Artists in the exhibition include Ho Baron,
how the items were used. And the tables copies. A book signing is scheduled for Art Association, which includes the Art
Jon Gore, Victor Hugo Soto, Cecil Lee,
will be turned when representatives from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Junction and Crossland Gallery at 500 W.
Diego “Robot” Martinez, Tino Ortega,
nearby Fort Selden bring an array of West Side Barnes & Noble. Paisano, reminds all artists they have until
Marcos Rey and others.
unusual items and challenge the public to A sequel is already in the works, titled Jan. 8 to enter the Con.FIGURE.ation.six.
Artist and gallery owner Hal Marcus gave
guess their uses. “Muchas Gracias, Maria,” to come out 2020.award.show, which opens Jan. 17 at
this definition of the show: “Visionary Art
Seminars will provide information on later in 2020. This time Hal came up with the gallery and hangs through Feb. 28.
is defined as a genre that stems from sym-
how to preserve your own family treasures the story idea and Luke wrote poetry to Judge is Craig Cully, associate professor of
bolic ideas that peek into the future and
such as valuable papers, photographs, and verbally illustrate the concept. Painting & Drawing at NMSU. Prospectus
provoke thoughts. Its purpose is to tran-
fabric items, including gowns and wedding and entry forms are available at elpasoar-
dresses. Santiago will make an antique gun
scend the physical world and portray a Arts and ends tassociation.com. Information: 534-7377.
wider vision of awareness including spiri-
presentation at 1 p.m. each day. Artisans • This year’s Kermezaar will be April 4-5
tual and mystical themes.” • The newest art venue in El Paso is
from the local area will give demonstra- at the International Museum of Art, 1211
The exhibit features futuristic work, Galeria Lincoln at 3915 Rosa Avenue in
tions on weaving, wool dyeing, preserva- Montana. The museum will open registra-
abstract works, 3-dimensional architectural the heart of El Paso, close to Lincoln Park
tion of fruits and vegetables, and black- tion to artists by website in February, but
works and even some books and graphics. and the “Spaghetti Bowl.” Owners are
smithing. Animals from the museum will museum director Mitzi Quirarte said
All three of Hal’s children have entries in artists Tino Ortega and Diego Martinez. A
be available for viewing. advance booth reservations can be taken
the exhibit. Leilainia has several paintings preview opening begins at 7 p.m. on New
As a bonus, attendees can also view a by calling her at 820-2929. There will be
of mermaids and has also fashioned two Year’s Eve, and its initial exhibition, show-
special show in the museum’s Arts various booth sizes available in the differ-
mermaid crowns. Her pieces are inspired ing Jan. 7-31, will feature 20 regional
Corridor presented by the Mesilla Valley ent museum galleries for a variety of hand-
by the performances she and her sister, artists from both El Paso and Juárez.
Weavers Guild. On display through April crafted items, art pieces, jewelry, pottery,
Adelaide, do in the San Diego area. Watch for more details of a Grand
5, the exhibit includes 27 colorful scarves, live plants, artificial flower arrangements,
Adelaide has her own works and Marcos Opening planned for Saturday, Feb. 8.
rugs, shawls and more. purses, statuary and more.
has some of his books and drawings. Cecil Information: @galeria_lincoln on
Other activities are planned for all ages.
Lee is known for colorful abstract linear Instagram, GaleriaLincoln@gmail.com or
Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer
compositions while Victor Hugo Soto cre- call 730-0139.
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ates compositions with an architectural feel • Karla Zanelli, the director of the El Paso
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Agave Rosa Gallery — The gallery and stu- Showing through Feb. 27: “20/20 Visionary”
dio of Manuel Piña is at 905 Noble (next to the featuring 20 artists: Ho Baron, Jon Gore, Victor
International Museum of Art). Hours are noon Hugo Soto, Cecil Lee, Adelaide Marcus, Diego
to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 3 “Robot” Martinez, Tino Ortega, Mark Rojas,
p.m. Saturday. Information: 533-8011. Marcos Rey, Carolina H. Villarreal, Stephen El
Rey and more. An ARTalk is 5 to 8 p.m.
Ballroom Marfa — 108 E. San Antonio Thursday, Jan. 30. A closing reception is 5 to 8
Street (at Hwy 90) in Marfa. Hours are 10 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27.
p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. Now available are Marcus’s 2020 calendars,
Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 Admission is free unless noted otherwise.
to 3 p.m. Sunday. Gallery and “Stone Circle” and the children’s book “Buenas Noches El
p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: 212-0300 or epma.art.
installation located east of Marfa at end of Golf Paso” written by Luke Lowenfield with illustra-
Saturdays. Closed through Jan. 7. Admission is Showing through Jan. 5: “Tom Lea and
Course Road. Closed Jan. 1. Information: (432) tions by Hal Marcus.
free. Information: 534-7377, World War II.” From 1941 to 1946, El Paso-
729-3600, ballroommarfa.org or Facebook.
CrosslandArtGallery.com, or on Facebook. native Tom Lea served as a World War II eye-
Showing through April 19: “Solange Pessoa: Ho Baron Sculpture Garden and
Showing Jan. 17-Feb. 28: witness artist correspondent for Life magazine,
Longilonge,” the first solo U.S. museum exhibi- Studio – Baron’s surreal outdoor sculpture
“con.FIGURE.ation.six.2020.with.a.twist,” becoming the only painter on the front lines to
tion of the noted Brazilian artist. garden at 2830 Aurora (at Piedras) is visible
juried exhibit featuring figurative artwork of depict the carnage of the war. This exhibition
from the street, featuring several of his large-
Bert Saldana Art Gallery — The gallery various styles and media. Judge is NMSU features nearly 30 oil paintings, watercolor illus-
scale works. His indoor studio hours are noon
featuring Southwestern Art is at 1501 Main Associate Professor of painting and drawing, trations, and original preparatory drawings.
to 5 p.m. Saturdays, or by appointment. The
Street in the San Elizario Arts District. Hours Craig Cully. Opening reception is 5:30 to 7:30 • “Illuminate: Artworks by EPMA Teaching
indoor studio features his sculpture, drawings,
are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through p.m. Friday, Jan. 17. Artists” (showing in the Art School Hallway).
and art assemblages as well as access to a sec-
Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call to artists deadline is Jan. 8. Prospectus Showing through March 8: “The El Paso
ond private sculpture garden. Information: 915-
Information: 479-2926 or bertsaldana.com. and entry forms at elpasoartassociation.com. Museum of Art: 60 Years of Collecting.” with
562-7820 or hobaron.com.
Drawing workshop with Ron Fritsch is 9 a.m. paintings, sculptures, and prints from across
Celebration of Our Mountains Art to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 25 and Feb. 1, at EPMA’s significant holdings, and accounts by International Museum of Art — 1211
Exhibit — The annual exhibit runs year round the Art Junction. Cost is $150. Open to all lev- people key to the museum’s success. Montana. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
in Ardovino Desert Crossing’s Sunset Hall, One els. Register at elpasoartassociation.com or call Showing through April 12: “Leo Villareal: Wednesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. Artwork the gallery. Early Light.” Border artist Villareal is now Sunday. Admission is free; donations appreciat-
changes every September. Information: (575) Life Drawing sessions are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. known internationally for activating spaces with ed. Information: 543-6747, internationalmuseu-
589-0653 or ardovinos.com. Thursdays. Cost: $10 per session. LED light. He created the Bay Lights, a now- mofart.net or on Facebook. The Iva Turney
Chinati Foundation — Marfa, Texas. Dozal Art Gallery — The gallery of award-
permanent artwork of 25,000 LEDs along a Society for Arts & Adventure presents “Dueling
Created by artist Donald Judd, the Chinati nearly two-mile expanse of the San Francisco- Pianos,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, featuring
winning artist Robert Dozal is at 1445 Main
Foundation houses one of the world’s largest Oakland Bay Bridge. Ruben Gutierrez and Billy Townes.
Street in the San Elizario Art District. Hours are
collections of permanently installed contempo- Curator-led tour and lunch of the “Leo
noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, or JR’s Art Gallery & Tea Room — 1445
rary art. The museum is open to the public 9 Villareal: Early Light“ exhibit with Kate Green is
by appointment. Information: 777-5237 or Main at Placita Madrid in San Elizario. Hours
a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24. Cost: $15; reg-
robertdozalartwork.weebly.com. are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through
Admission is $10 ($5 for students, seniors). Full ister on museum website.
Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Closed
tour is $25 ($10 students). Information: (432) El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts Free Bach’s Lunch events are noon to 1 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday. Music under the Porch
729-4362 or chinati.org. Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9 Thursdays in January, as part of Pro-Musica’s
offered the First Friday of each month.
a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Chamber Music Festival.
Crossland Gallery — The El Paso Art Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to • Jan. 9: Jazz Piano
Information: 820-7261.
Association’s gallery is at 500 W. Paisano (in the 9 p.m. Thursday. Closed Mondays and holidays. • Jan. 16: EPSO collaboration La Bodega Art Center — The gallery of
• Jan. 23: Pianissimo acclaimed local artist Gaspar Enriquez is at
• Jan. 30: Follow That Cello! 1456 Main, San Elizario. Open 11 a.m. to 4
Texas Tech hosts free design lectures in the p.m. Saturdays or by appointment. Original
auditorium. Space is limited. Information: work, prints and tiles on display. Enriquez
depts.ttu.edu/elpaso/arch/. taught art for 30 years at Bowie High School.
• Jan. 23: Monica Ponce de Leon, Dean of His works range from local murals to a portrait
Architecture, Princeton University hanging in the National Portrait Gallery.
• Jan. 30: Michelle Addington, Dean of Information: 892-0995 or gasparenriquez.com.
Architecture, UT Austin
La Galeria de la Misíon de Senecú —
Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and The Ysleta Independent School District’s gallery
Gift Shop — The gallery of impressionist is at 8455 Alameda. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
painter Alberto Escamilla is at 1445 Main Street Monday through Friday. Information: 434-9711.
in San Elizario. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Artwork from the Del Valle learning commu-
Wednesday through Saturday, and 12:30 to nity is on display through Jan. 7.
4:30 p.m. Sunday and by appointment. The 22nd Annual Virgen de Guadalupe juried
Information: 851-0742, or art award exhibit runs through Jan. 16.
albertoescamilla.com. Artwork from the Eastwood learning commu-
nity is on display Jan. 9-31.
Galeria Lincoln — The new gallery at 3915
Rosa Avenue, close to Lincoln Park at I-10 and La Mesa Gallery — The gallery on Hwy. 28,
U.S. 54, is owned and operated by Tino Ortega one block from Chope’s restaurant in La Mesa,
and Diego Martinez. A preview opening begins features artists from Hatch, Las Cruces, La
at 7 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, with its official Mesa, Berino and El Paso. Hours are 11 to 3,
opening Tuesday, Jan. 7. Hours are noon to 5 Friday and Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m. and Sunday 1
p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The initial exhibi- to 3 p.m. Information: (575) 644-3756.
tion will feature 20 artists from both El Paso
and Juárez, and will hang through Jan. 31. Rio Bravo Watercolorists — The monthly
Grand Opening is planned for Saturday, Feb. 8. meeting is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15,
Information: @galeria_lincoln on Instagram, at the International Museum of Art. Meeting is
GaleriaLincoln@gmail.com or call 730-0139. followed by demo artist Keely McDonald, who
will demonstrate how to assemble a watercolor
Golden Eagle Gallery — 1501 Main Street, sketchbook. She will also do a very “wet in
in San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. wet” painting of an iris. RSVP to Dorian
Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Clouser, dddjanis@att.net or 593-2320.
Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Information: 851-0093 or on Facebook. Romy Hawkins Studio Gallery — The
gallery at 1445 Main in San Elizario features
Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon. Metal Art, Crosses, Retablos and more. Hours
The gallery specializes in local and early El Paso are 11 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. Wednesday through
art. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Information: 929-8074.
Friday, or by appointment. Information: 533-
9090 or halmarcus.com.
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Art Scene Education Station is 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11,
for youth and teens (vegetable casting), and
Cont’d from Page 26
Saturday, Jan. 25, for adults (fossil casting).
A talk on Frida Kahlo is 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald Friday, Jan. 17, as part of the museum’s
Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is off Dawson monthly “Listen to Your Art” lecture series.
Drive next to the Sun Bowl. Hours are 10 a.m. Winnie the Pooh Day hands-on crafts and
to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (open until 7 activities for kids are 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
p.m. Thursday) and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Saturday, Jan. 18.
Information: 747-6151, rubin.utep.edu or on “Artventurous” free art appreciation activities
Facebook at RubinCenter. are 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday.
Street Art Pop Up by Zona Centro — Session 1 of Spring 2020 art classes for chil-
Zona Centro Mexican Eatery, 218 E. Mills, fea- dren, teens, and adults is Jan. 9-Feb. 15.
tures monthly pop up street art 7 to 11 p.m. Registration at the Museum of Nature and
the last Thursday of each month. Information: Science, 411 N. Main. Students must register in
444-8439 or on Facebook at person 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through
ZonaCentroElPaso. Saturdays at the Museum of Nature and
Science, 411 N. Main.
Westside Art Guild — The guild meets at
10 a.m. every second Monday of the month Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery —
(Jan. 13) at Polly Harris Center, 650 2470-A Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, across
Wallenberg (off Mesa Hills). All artists and non from the Fountain Theatre. Hours are 10 a.m.
artists welcome to attend; artists demonstra- to 5 p.m. daily. Information: (575) 522-2933 or
tions and professional speakers also welcome. mesillavalleyfinearts.com.
Refreshments served. Membership fee: $20 for Featured in January is Frank Peacock and Bob
September through May. Information: 549- Zolto. From the Stahmann to the Salopek to
2950 or lindachochrek@yahoo.co. the Fletcher Farms, Frank’s drawings and paint-
ings of Doña Ana County pecan trees express
Xolo Gallery — The contemporary art the unique personality of each orchard. Zolto,
gallery is at 2812 N. Piedras. Hours: 1 to 4 an amateur photographer who moved to the
p.m. Saturday or by appointment. Information: region after retirement, has found the light and
264-2777 or xologallery.com. spaces of New Mexico were everything and
more than he expected.
Las Cruces/Mesilla
Mesquite Art Gallery — 340 N. Mesquite,
10-10 Arts Hop — Doña Ana Arts Council Las Cruces. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
hosts “12 Hours of Art in Las Cruces” with Thursday and Friday, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
events 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. the second Saturday Information: (575) 640-3502 or mesquiteart-
of every month (Jan. 11). Participating galleries gallery.com.
are DAAC Arts & Cultural Center (4 to 7
p.m.), NMSU University Art Gallery (10 a.m. to
New Mexico Watercolor Society
4 p.m.), Rokoko Gallery (4 to 7 p.m.), and Art
Southern Chapter — The chapter meets 2
to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, in the
Obscura (7 to 10 p.m.). Information: (575)
Administration Building Art Room, at Good
523-6403. Schedule: daarts.org.
Samaritan Society Village, 3011 Buena Vida
Agave Artists — The artist-owned coopera- Circle in Las Cruces. The program is
tive gallery is at 2250 Calle de San Albino in “Enhancing Your Watercolors with a Variety of
Mesilla, N.M. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Techniques and Materials,” with El Paso mixed
Thursdays through Mondays. Information: media artist Jean Holzenthaler, who will explain
(575) 339-9870, agaveartists@gmail.com or how watercolor paintings can be enhanced
agaveartists.com. with various paints and inks. Attendees will do
some quick hands-on mini-artworks using Yupo
Design & Create Workshops — Thomas
and Arches paper. Meeting begins at 2 p.m.;
Branigan Library, 200 E. Picacho, Las Cruces,
presentation at 3 p.m. Admission is free.
host free monthly workshops at 2 p.m. select
Information: (915) 217-3698 or nmwatercolor-
Wednesdays. Jan. 15: Art Journaling. All mate-
society.org.
rials provided, but space is limited. Registration
required. Information: (575) 528-4005 or refer-
Also
ence@los-cruces.org.
Downtown Ramble — The City of Las
Cruces hosts an evening of music and art 5 to 7
Art Hop — MainStreet Truth or
Consequences sponsors the event 6 to 9 p.m.
p.m. the first Friday of the month at art venues
the second Saturday of each month (Jan. 11) in
of in a seven-block stretch of Las Cruces
the downtown gallery district. The event fea-
Downtown Mall. Information: (575) 647-0508.
tures the monthly art opening of new shows
Las Cruces Museum of Art — 491 N. throughout the galleries of Truth or
Main. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday Consequences, including fine arts, pottery, and
through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, fabric arts. Many shops and restaurants stay
plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble. open late for this monthly event, with live
Information: (575) 541-2137, las-cruces.org or music in several locations. Information torc-
on Facebook at LCMuseums. mainstreet.org.
Showing through Jan 4: “Desert Triangle:
‘Print Carpeta’ and ‘Impress 2 Express.’”
Deming Arts Center — The Deming Arts
Council gallery and gift shop, 100 Gold in
Gallery tour is 1:30 Saturday, Jan. 4.
Deming, N.M., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Showing Jan. 25-Sept. 12: “Dinosaur
Monday through Saturday. Admission is free.
Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas” travel-
Information: (575) 546-3663, demingarts.org or
ing exhibition by the American Museum of
on Facebook.
Natural History. It showcases the world of
Showing Jan. 3-29: “Art from the Great
modern paleontology by introducing a dynamic
Southwest.” Deming resident Ron Wolfe, and
visionof dinosaurs and the scientists who study
Will Keener of Las Cruces present an amalgam
them. Through using realistic models and casts,
of fine art photographic techniques and styles
visitors can experience Cretaceous period
based on a decade of shooting in the
dinosaurs in new and intimate ways.
Southwest.
Gallery Tour of Dinosaur Discoveries is 1:30
Artist reception is 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5.
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1.

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‘Poetry Therapy’ — The sessions are 6:30 Magoffin Home State Historic Site, 1120
to 8 p.m. every third Friday (Jan. 17), at Brew Magoffin. This month’s book is “A Connecticut
Lab, 601 N. Oregon, Suite 1, sponsored by Yankee in King Arthur’s Court’ by Mark Twain,
Literarity Book Shop. Information: 307-4242 or 1889. Admission is free. Information: 533-5147,
on Facebook at brewlabep. visitmagoffinhome.com or Facebook.

Let It All Out volume V — The open mic Rail Readers Book Club — The club
event is 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at Neon Rose, meets at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the
2430 Wyoming, open to original poetry, short Las Cruces Railroad Museum, 351 N. Mesilla in
stories, monologue or song, or read from a Las Cruces, to discuss “Signal for Vengeance”
favorite author (must be under 15 minutes by Edward Marston. Participation is free.
long). Raffle offered to benefit Keystone Information: (575) 647-4480.
Heritage Park. Information on Facebook.
Barnes & Noble — Information: barnesand-
Tumblewords Project — The free writing noble.com. Locations are El Paso’s East Side,
workshops are 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays at Armijo Fountains at Farah; West Side, 705 Sunland
Library, 620 E. 7th. Workshops are free. Park; and Las Cruces Mesilla Valley Mall.
Information: 328-5484), tumblewordspro- Luke Lowenfield and Hal Marcus will sign
ject@yahoo.com or on Facebook. their children’s book Buenas Noches El
• Jan. 4: ”Keeping Your Soul in the Modern Pasonoon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at
Marketplace of Social Media” with Valentín Barnes & Noble West.
Sandoval. Sandoval won the Border Regional Following events are at all stores:
Library Association’s 2016 Southwest Book Children’s storytimes are 11 a.m. Saturdays,
Award for his bilingual poetic narrative, “South and Baby & Me storytimes caregivers and ages
Sun Rises.” He also won the first UTEP 0-24 months are 11 a.m. Sundays.
Independent Filmmaking Award in 1996. Book Club is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, featuring
• Jan 11: “Write the Image” with Jeanette “Family Upstairs” by Lisa Jewell. Sign up at
DesBoine. DesBoine is a writer, indie publish- store or website.
er, and emerging artist. The workshop links Young Adult Book Club is 7 p.m. Friday, Jan.
vision, voice, and third eye consciousness. 10, to discuss “Reverie” by Ryan La Sala.
• Workshops with Giber E. Fonseca are Jan A special “Escape This Bookstore” young
18: “thigmotropic hallucinations;” and Jan 25: readers event is 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, to
“phonambular.” celebrate the newest installment of the chil-
dren’s book series.
Reading Art Book Club — The book club
of the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main, LGBTQ book group — The bimonthly
meets at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 to dis- book group meets on odd-numbered months.
cuss “Concerning the Spiritual in Art” by Discussion start with personal sharing, followed
Wassily Kandinsky. Meetings are free and open by book discussion (food available).
to the public. Information: (575) 541-2217, sab- Information, location: Ted, 867-4261 (call or
don@las-cruces.org or las-cruces.org. text) or Facebook at ElPasoLGBTBookGroup.
The Jan. 20 book is Ocean Vuong’s widely
Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club — acclaimed debut novel “On Earth We’re Briefly
The book club devoted to Victorian era science Gorgeous.”
fiction meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at

Braintrust Bag Lunch — The free month- from 1899 to 1920.


ly outdoor mini-lecture series at Magoffin The “Rising to the Challenge: Allied World
Home State historic Site, 1120 Magoffin is War II” Winter Film Series runs Jan. 9-March
noon Wednesday, Jan. 8. Guest speaker is 19 at 7 p.m. Thursday at Santa Clara Armory.
Machelle Wood on “Celebrating Joseph Admission is free. See “Film Scene” for sched-
Magoffin.” Bring a bag lunch and some friends. ule.
Information: 533-5147, visitmagoffinhome.com Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society will
or Facebook. host the annual membership dinner at 6:30
p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Cross Point Church
Southwest Chapter of Railway & on Hwy 180 East in Silver City. Guest speaker
Locomotive Historical Society — The Doug Hocking presents “Terror on the Santa
society meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Fe Trail.” Reservations: (575) 574-2573.
El Sarape Restaurant, 5103 Montana. Program
is “Big Boy Visit in El Paso.” Visitors welcome. Harvey Girls of El Paso — The Harvey
Information: 591-2326. Girls of El Paso Texas meet at 2 p.m. Monday,
Jan. 13, at Union Depot Passenger Station,
Fort Bayard Tours — Fort Bayard Historic 700 San Francisco. Program is “Fred Harvey
Preservation Society host walking tours of the Legacy Continues.” Visitors welcome.
historic fort 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at each Saturday Admission is free. Information: 591-2326.
at Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark, six
miles east of Silver City, N.M. off U.S. 180. El Paso Corral of the Westerners —
Tour begins at Commanding Officer’s Quarter The monthly dinner program of El Paso Corral
and museum (House 26). Tour takes about 90 of the Westerners International #26 is 6 p.m.
minutes; call for time. Admission is free, but Friday, Jan 17, at Holiday Inn El Paso-West
donations appreciated. Information, group 900 Sunland Park Drive at I-10. Program is
tours: (575) 388-4477 or (575) 574-8779 or “The Apache Origins of El Paso,” presented by
(970) 222-2433. Web: fortbayard.org Max Grossman. Cost: $20 (includes dinner and
Fort Bayard served as an army post from program). Visitors welcome; RSVP needed by
1866 to 1899 and army tuberculosis hospital Jan. 13: 759-9538.

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Top 20 2019 bliss you are in for, but there are a few more
ballads and some countrification afoot that
17. Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy
and the Conspirators, “Living the
blend seamlessly. Dream,” Eagle Vision
1. Bob Mould, “Sunshine Rock,”
Merge Records 9. Kevin Griffin, “Anywhere You The concert runs two hours and includes
He has passed the half-century mark and is Go,” The End Records tracks from all four of his solo records, includ-
inching very close to Social Security, but musi- Better Than Ezra vocalist Kevin Griffin has ing a cut that originally featured Motorhead’s
cally he is “Benjamin Buttoning” it, with each stepped out on his own for his very first solo Lemmy on vocals that are now handled by
release demonstrating a more youthful exuber- album. From the psychedelic tendencies and bassist Todd Kerns. The only diversion of the
ance than the previous one. “Sunshine Rock” is guitar-centric sound with soaring solos of the night is when they visit the Guns N Roses cata-
the latest — and with 12 earth-scorching tracks disc’s first cut, “Are We Still Here,” it is appar- logue with an incredible version of “Nightrain.”
he has never ever sounded better, be it Husker ent that we are going to be going everywhere. 18. John Mellencamp, “Other
Du or Sugar, and that’s the bottom line. Then he takes us into more familiar Better Than People’s Stuff,” Republic Records
Ezra territory with “When I Metcha.” The
2. Hold Steady, “Thrashing Thru the record continues to zigzag with a few dance
This collection has him taking on music that is
Passion,” Frenchkiss Records cuts, a bit of country flavoring, a couple of
not his own, but still gathered from his past
Though they were poised for mainstream suc- records, compilations, unearthed sessions and
stripped-down ballads and a dash of Latin flair.
cess a few discs ago, it does not seem to matter the Brotherhood, and although they haven’t documentaries. The disc, although not com-
because they have only gotten better with age. 10. Buckcherry, “Warpaint,” Red completely lost their penchant for musical prised of original material, feels as if they could
They’ve been together for over a decade and a Music exploration, it’s kept to a minimum on this one. be. The sound harks back to his mid-’80s hey-
half, and have stayed true to their love-child The band’s ninth full-length album still fea- They have instead homed in on creating a more day with plenty of fiddle, foot stompin’ and sto-
sound of Bruce Springsteen blue-collar story- tures some of the same spit and vinegar as their direct rock record. We aren’t talking three- rytelling. These are not huge hits that have been
telling and quirky Elvis Costello pop. debut from two decades ago (yeah they’ve been minute radio hits: This is still Chris Robinson at covered dozens of times. Most people will not
around that long). Right away we know to strap the helm after all, so there is a bit of jam spread even be familiar with the tunes, making this a
3. Son Volt, “Union,” Transmit Sound in for a wild ride, and part of that roller coaster across these numbers, but it isn’t slathered in very fresh album.
As the title suggests, this is politically fueled, is hearing some unusual sweeteners in their the sweet substance.
19. Duff McKagan, “Tenderness,”
with a direct hit to the man in charge with sound. They sprinkle some barroom honky-tonk
14. R.E.M., “R.E.M. at the BBC,” Universal Music
“Reality Winner” and “Lady Liberty.” The
entire record questions the current state of
into “No Regrets” and go for a blatant radio hit
Concord Bicycle Music/ Craft The Guns N Roses bassist strikes out on his
ballad with the very appropriately named
affairs, but if you aren’t politically aligned with This massive eight CD and DVD box set cov- own. If you are also familiar with his band
“Radio Song.”
the band, not all is lost. Just sit back and listen ers a ton of material, three decades to be exact. Loaded then forget everything about it, because
to some fantastic harmonies and the strumming 11. Hollywood Vampires, “Rise,” This features the incredibly rock centric show this is a complete 180 from that band. This one
acoustic country wash, all accented by Jay EARMUSIC in none other than Rock City, Nottingham. The wears its title on its sleeve, with anguish, trau-
Farrar’s unmistakable ragged vocals that bring At their core the gang is fronted by the leg- next show comes in the form of a double disc ma, the current political climate and gun vio-
happiness even in the darkest of times. endary Alice Cooper, Aerosmith guitar icon Joe from Milton Keynes in 1995 that was part of lence (in the form of the tear-jerking song
Perry, and silver screen idol Johnny Depp. It is their “Monster” tour. The performance platters “Parkland”). This is an album filled with 11
4. Guster, “Look Alive,” Nettwerk comprised primarily of originals, with some conclude with the 2004 St. James’ Church out- heart-wrenching singer songwriter balladesque
The sounds on this one quickly evoke more fantastic choices when it comes to the cover ing highlighted by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke tunes, all having a very intentional alt. country
Beach Boys, Beatles, a few psychedelic flash- tunes. The bulk of the vocals are handled by guesting on “E-Bow the Letter.” feel complete with acoustic guitar, a plethora of
backs and much less Grateful Dead. By com- pedal steel, gospel singers and a fiddle.
Cooper, which probably explains why it is more
15. Meat Puppets, “Dusty Notes,”
bining rich harmonies, pop layering and a per- reminiscent of an Alice Cooper record than
Megaforce Records. 20. Mick Jagger, Solo Vinyl Reissue
cussive thread, they create tunes that are always anything else, but surprisingly enough when Campaign, Ume
instantaneously infectious. This venture also Depp takes over the mic it would seem as if his Most cuts on this one find them riding out to
shows their funny bone is still strong, with the the range, with some serious guitar picking and C’mon, you know I wouldn’t miss getting in
career was based in music and not film.
inclusion of a very European-themed track, incredible harmonies. If you find you are miss- some sort of Rolling Stones or related release
complete with lead vocalist Ryan Miller adopt- 12. Stevie D Featuring Corey Glover, ing the good old days, hang out until the end into my Top 20. If you believe only the entire
ing a faux English accent for “Overexcited.” “Torn from the Pages,” Mighty Music with the second-to-last track “Vampyr’s Winged band matters, think again. “Wandering Spirit”
With multi-colored braided long hair and fluo- Fantasy” satisfying that loud itch. and “Goddess in the Doorway” are some of his
5. Collective Soul, “Blood,” rescent bicycle shorts, the lead singer of Living best work. While you are at it, you might as
Fuzze-Flex Records Colour was unforgettable. Stevie D — produc- 16. Todd Snider, “Cash Cabin, Vol. well see what gems await you on “Primitive
Being self-released has perhaps loosened that er, mixer, musician, and owner operator of 3,” Aimless Records Cool” and “She’s the Boss,” all on 180-gram,
record company pressure valve and explains Sound Spa Productions out of New Jersey — He is a musician that moves from country, to half-speed remastered vinyl. What could be bet-
how they have taken their game to a new level have transported us back in time by inviting rock, to folk without missing a beat, but this ter?
of excellence. The slick-production and extraor- Corey Glover to take over the mic duties on his primarily an acoustic affair. It has his familiar Brian Chozick is owner of Tumblin’
dinarily hook-laden arena rockers churn proper latest disc. He has recaptured that energetic charm, storytelling and overflowing sarcastic Dice Music. Drop him a line at
quantities of soloing, pop and glam, while still combustible monster with a wailing guitar, a wit. He also clears the cobwebs by dusting off a tumblindicemusic@netscape.net.
managing not to be overcome by them. The constant rattle of the percussion section, some tried and true recipe: 25 years ago it was all
outstanding result proves that their special for- slivers of funk horns and those enraged vocals. about the Seattle blues, and in 2019 it is Email in your Top 10 of 2019 to be eligible to
mula is sure to procure a few more hits. “Talking Reality Television Blues.” He is win some FREE music (randomly selected,
13. Chris Robinson Brotherhood, limited quantity, while supplies last). Send to
6. Sponge, “Demoed in Detroit,” “Servants of the Sun,” Silver Arrow
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Cleopatra Records This is the sixth full-length studio album by
the brilliant “Like a Force of Nature”.
your mailing address.
This is the lost album crafted during a record
label hiatus in the mid ’90s. After the very first
listening, it becomes a real mystery why this
was shelved. This incredible piece of the
Sponge catalogue doesn’t stray far from their
tried and true, but we wouldn’t want it to. They
have also updated it with three fantastic covers
and stripped-down versions of their hits
“Plowed” and “Molly.”
7. Dan Baird and the Homemade
Sin, “Screamer,” JCPL
The former frontman for the Georgia Satellites
brings his trademark gritty raucous vocals, a
bounty of fuzz-filled guitars and bales of
twanged-out Honky Tonk perfection. It is filled
with the soul of the South and cow-punk
slathered generously throughout the record. On
“Mister and Ma’am” he even seems channel
Jason and the Scorchers, which seems apropos
since on the very next track is Warner E.
Hodges, a man who pulls double guitar duties
in the “Homemade Sin” and “the Scorchers.”
8. Donnie Vie, “Beautiful Things.”
Deko Music
He is the main songwriter and vocalist for
pure power-pop masters Enuff Z Nuff, a band
he left after almost three decades in 2013. This
is his third disc of all-new material. For those
fans of his past work, you know the power pop

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‘We Have Each Other’ — El Paso nee is 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2. Tickets: $33.50
Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series to $43.50 Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
presents the trio of one-acts by Felix Arenas at discount dinner performances; $36.50 to
2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at the Philanthropy $48.50 (Friday and Saturday dinner perform-
Theatre (next to the Plaza Theatre). The sto- ances), and $19.50 to $29.50 no-dinner mati-
ries explore the importance of families and the nee performances (Ticketmaster). Information:
struggles each one comes with. Tickets: $16 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.
(Ticketmaster). Information: 533-4020 or A talented, streetwise kid from Brooklyn
epcf.org. $10 all seats Thursday). Information: (575) 523- Cruces Downtown Mall presents the classic attempts to escape his dead-end life through
The Feb. 9 Jewel Box performance is “The 1223 or no-strings.org. Joseph Kesselring play Jan. 31-Feb. 16. dancing. Saturday Night Fever includes an “all
Straussiana” with Ballet in Session Academy. Set in a small town during an outbreak of Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and hit” disco-era score featuring favorites by the
plague, citizens fall one after another, and the Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays. Cake and non- Bee Gees such as “Stayin’ Alive,” “Night Fever”
‘The Killing Game’ — No Strings Theater town is transformed from a gossipy, boring alcoholic beverages with the cast and crew fol- and “More Than a Woman,” along with many
Company presents the play by Eugene Ionesco, burg (where the townspeople all speak in low opening night performance. Tickets: $17 other disco era classics featured in the original
directed by Marissa Bond, Jan. 24-Feb. 9, at clichés) into a maelstrom of paranoia and hor- ($14 senior, students and military; $10 groups film. Adult subject matter and language.
Black Box Theater, 430 N. Main in Las Cruces. ror, as hundreds of citizens literally drop dead. and children). Information: (575) 523-1200 or
Showtime is 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 lcctnm.org. El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway.
p.m. Sundays, and 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ — Las Cruces The nephew of two spinster aunts is in love Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and
Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m.
with a reverend’s daughter. The nephew’s fam-
ily, descended from the Mayflower settlers, is Sunday. Closed Jan. 12 and Feb. 2. Tickets: $6
composed of insane individuals, from homicidal Thursday, $12 Friday and Saturday; $8 Sunday,
aunts to a cousin who thinks he’s Teddy except as listed. Age 17 and older admitted.
Roosevelt. VIP Booths $10 more per ticket for all shows;
Get Scene Playhouse auditions — El Paso Playhouse,
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Special events:
‘Saturday Night Fever’ — UTEP Dinner
New Year’s Eve performances are 7 and 10
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p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, featuring Joey Medina.
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890 N Resler Dr
Tickets for early show are $12.50, and late
7144 Gateway East 10039 Dyer
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‘Absurd’ play opens

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2020 for No Strings
very show mounted by a commu-
nity theater has its hurdles to
overcome to get on stage, but
appropriately, Eugene Ionesco’s satire,
“The Killing Game,” at No Strings
Theatre in Las Cruces had a rather iron-
ic problem.
“In a play about the plague, most of
the cast got sick in the first week, delay-
ing the start of our rehearsals,” director
Marissa Bond said. “Hopefully, we have
be running the lights and sound and
it all out of our system now, both literal-
generally making sure it all goes
ly and figuratively.”
smoothly, as she has for at least 50
Bond explained the plot, which centers
shows. Josh Taulbee, who has recently
on, well, illness.
designed sets for shows such as ‘The
“An unnamed city in an unnamed
Mrs. Wheatland Pageant,’ ‘Alice in
country is beset by an unnamed plague.
Wonderland,’ and ‘How to Survive Your
Quarantined from the rest of the world
Family at Christmas,’ will be putting his
and hemmed in by unknowns, how does
prodigious talents toward designing the
the population of the city deal with the
set. Robert Young, also known as
horror? Not well. Ionesco’s absurdist
Bobcat, who has designed costumes for
play uses gleefully dark humor
innumerable plays and performers in the
and an unrelenting examination of
Las Cruces and El Paso area, will be
human nature combined to keep us
designing and creating the costumes, as
unbalanced and uncertain, but laughing
well as acting as assistant director. Erica
through it all.”
Krauel, another long-time theater veter-
The play doesn’t have any main char-
an, will be designing and creating the
acters, said Bond, who starred as
props.”
General Custer in Neal Adelman’s “I,
Bond, who has done many shows at
Custer,” directed by Mark Medoff (the
LCCT and the Black Box, said she has
theater giant who died in April).
always loved Theatre of the Absurd.
“It is one of the many ways that
“It wasn’t originally my plan to do
Ionesco challenges our expectations in
Ionesco. I had been looking for a fun
this work. Each scene contains new
murder mystery when I came across
people (with one very short exception),
The Killing Game - which is absolutely
and it is the work of the actors to create
not a murder mystery - and was thrilled
new characterizations and to find ways
by the opportunities it brought to chal-
to invest the audience in embracing the
lenge collaborators on every level of the
ephemeral.”
production - the designers, the crew, the
As such, she said, she has been
actors, the director, and, of course, the
blessed with a cast of largely veteran
audience.”
actors and a couple of fresh faces to the
Bond says she wants the audience to
theater: Teddy Aspen-Sanchez, Karen
walk away with an awareness of their
Buerdsell, Vanessa Dabovich, Gina
role as collaborators in the act of theater
DeMondo, Avra Elliot, Cassandra
and in the creation of meaning.
Galban, Erica Krauel, Taylor Landfair,
“Absurdism is not nihilism. Though
Ed Montes, Joseluis Solorzano, Nancy
the play interrogates the way we strug-
Sorrells, Josh Taulbee, and Robert
gle against the inevitability of death,
Young.
Ionesco tempers the brittle edge of
“The main concern about having a
satire with moments of softness and
larger cast is accommodating every-
vulnerability which validate the reasons
one’s unique schedules, especially
why we struggle. I hope the audience
around the holidays. All of the actors
leaves with thoughts and questions, to
and crew are volunteers, so we want to
be sure, but also joy and delight in the
be respectful of how generous they are
experience.”
in giving their time and talents to this
performance. However, when we are all Carol Viescas is a veteran of
together, the energy of the large cast is community theater and teaches
infectious, and builds into something journalism at Bel Air High School.
really beautiful on stage.”
Bond also is thrilled with her tech No Strings Theater Company presents
crew. “The Killing Game” Jan. 24-Feb. 9 at
“Peter Herman, owner and technical Black Box Theater, 430 N. Main in Las
director of the Black Box Theater, will Cruces. Information: (575) 523-1223 or
be designing lights. Bekah Taulbee will no-strings.org.

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Film Salon — The Film Salon presents “My Award-winning foreign films are featured at 2
Man Godfrey” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at p.m. the fourth Sunday of the Month (rated PG
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 250 E. Montecillo. to R).
Tickets: $5, available at drafthouse.com.
Fountain Theatre — 2469 Calle de
Information: filmsalon.org or on Facebook.
Guadalupe, 1/2 block south of the plaza in
Jay’s Pix Presents at the International Mesilla. The historic theater, operated by the
Museum — Film historian Jay Duncan and the • Jan. 18: “One Eyed Jacks” (1961). The only Fort Bayard Film Series — The “Rising to Mesilla Valley Film Society, features films at
Sunset Film Society host presentations at 2 film directed by Marlon Brando. After robbing a the Challenge: Allied World War II” Winter 7:30 p.m. nightly, plus 1:30 p.m. Saturday and
p.m. Saturdays at International Museum of Art, Mexican bank, Dad Longworth (Karl Malden) Film Series is 7 p.m. Thursdays Jan. 9-March 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Some 7:30 p.m. Sunday night
1211 Montana. Admission is free. Information: takes the loot and leaves his partner Rio 19, at Santa Clara Armory at Fort Bayard screenings have an open caption option.
543-6747 (museum), internationalmuseumo- (Marlon Brando) to be captured, but Rio National Historic Landmark, six miles east of Admission: $7 ($6 seniors, military and students
fart.net and sunsetfilmsociety.org. escapes and searches for the man who Silver City, N.M. off U.S. 180. Doors open at with ID; $5 children and society members); $5
• Jan. 4: “Citizen Kane” (1941). Starring, pro- betrayed him. 6:30 p.m. Admission is free; concessions avail- on Wednesday. Information, schedule: (575)
duced, directed and co-written by Orson • Jan. 25: “Play Misty For Me” (1971). Clint able. Information: (575) 388-4862 or fortba- 524-8287 or mesillavalleyfilm.org.
Welles, it is considered by many film scholars Eastwood made his directorial debut with this yard.org • Jan. 1-9: Honey Boy.
to be the best movie of all time. taut and effective tale of obsession. Dave • Jan. 9: The World at War • Jan. 10-16: Cyrano, My Love (in French and
• Jan. 11: “The Night of the Hunter” (1955). Garver (Eastwood) plays a radio disc jockey • Jan. 16: Tora! Tora! Tora! Russian with subtitles)
The only film directed by Charles Laughton who broadcasts nightly in Carmel-by-the-Sea. • Jan. 23: The Bridge on the River Kwai • Jan. 17-23: The Fig Tree (in Amharic and
focuses on a corrupt minister-turned serial After he receives a phone call request from • Jan. 30: Patton. Hebrew with subtitles)
killer. Starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Evelyn (Jessica Walter) to hear Erroll Garner’s • Jan. 24-30: To Be Announced. No matinee
Winters, James Gleason and Lillian Gish. classic “Misty,” the nightmare begins. Classic Film Series — The Rio Grande Saturday, Jan. 25. Matinee only, Thursday, Jan.
Theatre, 211 N. Main Street in Las Cruces, 30 (no evening show).
presents the classic film “True Grit” at 7 p.m. • Jan. 31-Feb. 6: 2020 Oscar Shorts – Live
Saturday, Jan. 11. Admission: $5. Information: Action & Animation
(575) 541-2290, riograndetheatre.org or on
Facebook. Jay’s Film Forecast — Film historian Jay
Family movie showing of “Beauty and the Duncan prepared this list of top monthly
Beast” at noon Saturday, Jan. 11. Admission: “Coming Attractions” for movie fans, listed by
$1 (cash only). studio and release date (subject to change):
“Hammett” is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, as Jan. 3:
part of the Obscure Film Series. Admission: $5. • The Grudge (Sony) — Betty Gilpin, William
Sadler, Andrea Riseborough. Directed by
Pax Christi Film Series — Pax Christi El Nicolas Pesce. Remake of Ju-on (2000).
Paso and the Peace and Justice Ministry of the Jan. 10:
Catholic Diocese of El Paso host a screening of • The Informer (Aviron) — Ana de Armas,
the documentary series “A Force More

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Clive Owen, Rosamund Pike. Directed by
Powerful” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at St. Andrea Di Stefano.
Joseph School auditorium, 1315 Travis (enter • Like a Boss (Paramount) — Rose Byrne,
through parking lot across from rectory). Tiffany Haddish, Salma Hayek. Directed by
& Florence Street Gallery
Discussion follows. Admission is free, donations Miguel Arteta.

Wash & Wear Hair!


accepted. Information: 740-3962. • My Spy (STX) — Dave Bautista, Kristen
The series tells the story of nonviolence over- Schaal, Greg Bryk. Directed by Peter Segal.
coming oppression and authoritarian rule,

for the Hip, Natural Look


• Underwater (Disney) — Kristen Stewart,
focusing on the fight against apartheid in South Vincent Cassel, T.J. Miller. Directed by William
Africa and the Solidarity movement in Poland.

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Eubank.
Movies at Branigan Library — Thomas Jan. 17:

588-4247
Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho, • Bad Boys for Life (Columbia) — Vanessa
north of Montana

presents free book-based movies in the Hudgens, Will Smith, Alexander Ludwig.
Apppointment

Call today for your appointment Roadrunner Room. Admission is free. Call for Directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah.
titles and ratings. Information: (575) 528-4014, • Dolittle (Universal) — Robert Downey Jr.
or library.media@las-cruces.org. Voices of Tom Holland, Emma Thompson,
Movies rated PG-13 and R are 5 p.m. the sec- Rami Malek. Directed by Stephen Gaghan.
ond Wednesday of the month. Remake of the 1967 film “Dr. Dolittle” starring
Family friendly movies rated G and PG are Rex Harrison.
10:30 a.m. the fourth Saturday of the Month. • The Last Full Measure (Roadside) —
Christopher Plummer, Diane Ladd, Samuel L.
Jackson. Directed by Todd Robinson.
Jan. 24:
• The Gentlemen (STX) — Matthew
McConaughey, Michelle Dockery, Charlie
Hunnam. Directed by Guy Ritchie.
• Run (Lionsgate) — Sarah Paulson, Pat Healy,
Erik Athavale. Directed by Aneesh Chaganty.
• The Turning (Universal) — Mackenzie Davis,
Finn Wolfhard, Brooklynn Prince. Directed by
Floria Sigismondi.

DVD/Blu-ray Releases
Jan. 7:
• The Lighthouse. R
• Joker. R
Jan. 14:
• Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. PG
• Gemini Man. PG-13
Jan. 21:
• Pain and Glory. R
• Zombieland: Double Tap. R
• The Addams Family. PG
Jan. 28:
• Parasite. R
• Terminator: Dark Fate. R

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UTEP Men’s Basketball - Homes games
are at the Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $10-
$24. Information: 747-5234 or
utepathletics.com.
• 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1: UAB
FEBRUARY
• 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13: W. Kentucky
• 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15: Marshall.
UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home
PREVIEW
games are in the Don Haskins Center. Tickets:
$5 general admission. Information: 747-5234 or
utepathletics.com.
• 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6: Charlotte
• 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8: Old Dominion.
‘As You Like It’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501
Montana presents the Shakespeare comedy
Feb. 7-23. Information: 532-1317 or elpaso-
playhouse.com.
Coin Show - The International Coin Club of
El Paso’s 57th annual Coin Show is Feb. 7-9 at
El Maida Shrine, 6331 Alabama. Admission is
free. Information: 241-6977 or on Facebook . music by Starliners Band and mariachis. Tickets:
$35.Information: 240-5959 or 999-7805.
El Paso Rhinos - The Junior League ice
hockey team’s season home games are 7 p.m. Mambo Kings — Las Cruces Symphony
Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Orchestra presents a Latin Jazz tour Feb. 15-
the Coliseum Events Center, 4100 E. Paisano. 16, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall. Tickets
• Feb. 7-9: Northern Colorado Eagles $41-$51: information: (575) 646-3709,
• Feb. 21-23: Oklahoma City Blazers lascrucessymphony.com or on Facebook.

Seniors Love Conference — El Paso For the Love of Art – The shops and gal-
Community College’s Senior Adult Program’s leries at Placita Madrid, 1445 in San Elizario,
25th annual conference is Saturday, Feb. 8. host their annual Valentine’s Day weekend
Information: 831-7801. events 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday,
Feb. 15-16. Information: (915) 851-0742.
‘The Straussiana’ — El Paso Community
Foundation’s Jewel Box Series presents the Valentine’s Dance — St. Pius Special
performance by Ballet in Session Academy at Needs Group hosts its annual dance 8 p.m. to
2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Philanthropy midnight Saturday, Feb. 15, at St. Pius X
Theatre. Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster). Catholic Church, 1050 N Clark, with music by

Magic
Information: 533-4020 or epcf.org. Rhapsody Band. Cost: $15. Tickets: 443-3703.

‘Monsters We Create’ — The UTEP ‘ReUnión rEvolución’ — The Latinx New


Department of Theater & Dance presents orig- Works Fest is Feb. 17-22, at the Chamizal
inal pieces Feb. 12-16, at UTEP’s Fox Fine National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial.

Morning
Arts Studio Theatre. Tickets: $12-$18. Admission is free. Information: 747-5118, the-
Information: 747-5118, theatredance.utep.edu atredance.utep.edu or on Facebook.
or on Facebook.
Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon. A
Galentine’s Day Cocoa Crawl — 4 to 6 closing reception is 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb.

Market
p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Magoffin Home 27, for the 20/20 Visionary Exhibition on dis-
State Historic Site. Admission is free. play. Information: 533-9090 or halmarcus.com.
Information: 533-5147.
Leap Year Birthday Celebration — The
Valentine’s Dinner and Dance — 2020 Worldwide Leap Year Festival in
Catholic Daughters of the Americas #1581, Anthony, N.M./Texas is Feb. 28-March 2.
hosts it fundraising dinner and dance 6 p.m. to Information:543-0554, Maria@emajj.com or on

at Placita Santa Fe
midnight Friday, Feb. 14 at 801 Magoffin, with Facebook.

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he true sign of an educated per- Advertiser Index
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ness of how much they don’t
know. What’s surprising is how much
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you have to learn before you truly real- Around and About Tours 7 Flickinger Center 17 NM Farm & Ranch Museum 18
ize how much more you need to learn.
That’s the realization I’ve come to after
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a lifetime of reading the Bible, a process Azar Nut Shop 4 Fox Plaza 15 Parks & Recreation 2
that began with Sunday School lessons Gospel narratives. Most of their lessons Baskin Robbins 20 Furrs Family Dining 32 PhiDev Inc 26
as a child then accelerated after a con- comes with PDF presentations as well,
version experience in college. It’s been available on the website or some podcast Bert Saldana Art Gallery 15 Galeria Lincoln 8 Precision Prosthetics 4
on-and-off, but more consistent in the platforms. Books Are Gems 29 Hacienda de Mesilla 7 PTEP 14
last few years. Despite all these decades If any FishNet readers get hooked on
of studying scripture, I’m still discover- this podcast and are interested in starting
Bruce’s Air 8 Hal Marcus Gallery 24 Radford School 22

ing new layers of understanding that a local discussion group, send me a note Cattleman's 21 Hans Martial Arts 10 Reidsan 12
make me feel like I’m reading it for the and we’ll explore that option.
first time. The BEMA podcast prompted my
Ceci Burgos Counseling 8 Harmony School 5 Roman Art Design 14

One catalyst that reopened Scripture interest in learning more about the cul- Crossroads Botanicals 7 KTEP 28 Sun Metro 23
for me this past year has been the tural context of scripture, which led me Eckankar 7 Leo’s Mexican Food 16 Sunland Park Racetrack 6,31
BEMA Discipleship podcast (go to to the late Kenneth Bailey’s award-win-
bemadiscipleship.com or look for it on ning book, “Jesus Through Middle El Paso Art Association 12 Magic Morning Market 33 The Cleaners 21
your podcast app). Hosted by Marty Eastern Eyes.” Bailey, a minister who El Paso Live 13 Magoffin Home St. Hist Site 10 Unity Bookstore 29
Solomon and Brent Billings, it’s an in- worked and studied in the Middle East
depth, weekly journey through the Bible for decades, brought together scholastic El Paso Opera 3 Mar Caribe 2 20 UTEP Athletics 40
that began in 2016 and now offers near- expertise in linguistics, literature and El Paso Pro-Musica 36 Marie Otero 32 Vanities 35
ly 150 episodes as it approaches the cultural studies to unravel mysteries and
final books of the New Testament. confusion surround much of the gospel
EPSMF 9 The Marketplace 25 Village Inn 33

Solomon, the main teacher of the two texts. I’ve since read two of his other EP Spring Home Show 18 Mesilla Book Center 29 Vitality Medspa 14
hosts, is head of a college campus min- books and am working my way through
istry in Idaho who comes from a Jewish one more. If you don’t mind stepping
El Paso Symphony 22 Mission Del Rey 16 Walgreens 32

background. He has studied extensively into the deep end of the pool intellectu- EP Psychic Fair 11 Moto El Paso 32
in Israel, and focuses on the Jewish his- ally (some of his literary analyses get
torical, cultural and religious context quite involved), his works may revolu-
that early readers of Scripture would tionize your understanding of Jesus’
have taken for granted. Modern teachings.
American readers, however, overlook By the way, I don’t recommend diving
much of this context and tend to overlay into academic approaches to scripture as
the text with a Western mindset. a first step to studying the Bible. These
The series actually begins with should not be substitutes for getting to
“Episode -1,” which tells people about know what’s in the Old and New
BEMA (the name comes from the raised Testaments. Since this is the beginning
platform in the middle of the synagogue of not just a new year but a new decade,
where the scriptures were read). The I urge you to consider committing to a
Introductory Lesson, “Episode 0,” is a regular reading schedule if you’ve never
masterful overview of the differences worked your way through the entire
between Eastern and Western perspec- Bible. Pick a plan that’s best for you.
tives. The series starts slowly, taking 16 Createdisciples.com offers a list of the
episodes to get through Genesis, stays at “Top 11 Best Bible Reading Plans” on
a fairly leisurely pace into Deuteronomy, its website. You can also choose from
accelerates through the rest of the Old three different options at navigator.org.
Testament then has an extensive series Randy Limbird is editor of
of episodes setting the scene of the New El Paso Scene. Comments?
Testament before launching into the Send to randy@epscene.com

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