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Your monthly guide to community
entertainment, recreation & culture

“Colon Theatre”

“Avenida Mariachis”

“Welcome El Paso” “Skyline” “Plaza Theatre”

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Helping hands F E B R U A RY
Edmund Vera’s El Paso El Pasoans Fighting Hunger,
For more information, see “Behind the Scene”
— Page 4
Mustard Seed Café, Salvation
Army are organizations people turn 2020
to help in times of need. — Page 19
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to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. Admission is Valentine’s Day
free; $20 for 10 sample tickets (includes sou-

INDEX
venir glass); must be 21 or older to participate International Guitar Night — Four of
february 2020 Information: 1-800-572-1142, sunland-
park.com or on Facebook.
the world’s best guitar players perform at the
annual Valentine’s event, 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
8, at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts
ROUNDUP El Paso Bridal Showcase — 11 a.m. to 4
p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at Epic Railyard Center,
2201 E. Mills, with fashion shows, VIP area,
in Alamogordo, along with the annual chocolate
buffet. Tickets: $15, $26, $35. Information: Roundup 3-9
vendor rooms and more. Admission is free; call
(575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
Behind the Scene 4
for VIP tickets. Information: 544-9550 or elpa- Seniors Love Conference — El Paso Scene Spotlight 4
sobridalshowcase.com. Community College’s Senior Adult Program’s Here’s the Ticket 10-13
Bourbon Street on Cincinnati Street
25th annual conference is Saturday, Feb. 8. Music 13
Admission is free with donation of a canned
— The annual Mardi Gras celebration in Kern good, but participants must register for a con-
Program Notes 14
Place is Fat Tuesday, Feb. 25. Cincinnati Street ference pass. Information: 831-7801. Dance 15
will be closed to vehicle traffic for the outdoor Viva Juárez 15
Valentine’s Day Dance Party — USA
celebration featuring food, outdoor music,
Dance Chapter 5017 hosts a dance party 2 to 5
Sports 16-18
drink specials and beads. Information:
Facebook at Cincinnati Entertainment district. p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at Shundo Dance Studio, Taking a Look Back 18
120 Paragon Lane. Louie Imai (One Man Band) Feature:
Leap Year Birthday Celebration — The will play music for all varieties of dances. Snacks Helping Hands 19-20
2020 Worldwide Leap Year Festival in Anthony,
Coin Show - The International Coin Club of N.M./Texas is Thursday through Monday, Feb.
and drinks included, guests may BYOB. Cost: Nature 21-22
El Paso’s 57th annual Coin Show is Feb. 7-9 at 28-March 2, with several special events
$11($7 members, military and veterans with
At the Museum 23-24
ID). Information: 345-6432 or on Facebook.
El Maida Shrine, 6331 Alabama, with more than planned. Information: 543-0554, Gallery Talk 25,29
50 tables of coins, paper money, medals and Maria@emajj.com or on Facebook. Galentine’s Day Cocoa Crawl — Southwest Art Scene 26-28
tokens by dealers from around the country.
Big Red Comic Con — Bel Air High
Magoffin Home State Historic Site, 1120 Keep on Bookin' 29
Hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Magoffin, hosts a free “Galentine’s Day Cocoa
Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. School’s Anime/SciFi Clubs and Hanks Cosplay Crawl” 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13.
History Lessons 30
Admission is free. Information: 241-6977 or on Club hosts the 2nd annual comic con 10 a.m. to Information: 533-5147, visitmagoffinhome.com. On Stage 30
Facebook at International Coin Club of El Paso. 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Bel Air High Film Scene 31-32
Valentine dinner dance — St. John Paul II
The annual kids auction is 2 p.m. Saturday for School’s new events center, 731 N. Yarbrough, Stage Talk 32
showcasing and celebrating all local talent from Catholic Church, 518 Gallagher, hosts its annu-
ages 7 to 14. The kids auction is a no-cost auc-
El Paso, Las Cruces and Juarez. Tickets: $5; al fundraiser 6:30 p.m. to midnight Friday, Feb. Liner Notes 33
tion; script provided for the bidding.
free for age 5 and younger. Information: 14, featuring dinner and music by Rhapsody. El Paso FishNet 33
This year’s Coin Show commemorative medal
will honor “Union Depot, an El Paso Treasure.” sites.google.com/yisd.net/bigredcomiccon/ or Dinner 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; dance 8 p.m. to mid- March preview 34
night. BYO wine and liquor only; set-ups, sodas
Scene Distribution 28
on Facebook.
Bourbon and Whiskey at the Park — The event features live music, gaming tourna- and beer sold. No outside beer or coolers.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, 1200 ment, cosplay Contest, artists, comic book cre- Cost: $30 ($250 per table for 10 with advance El Paso Scene User’s Guide 26
Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland ators, discussion panels, DJs, food, vendors, reservation). Information: 592-5245. Advertiser Index 34
Park, N.M., hosts the evening of food and pre- door prizes, and more. Subscription Form 34
mium bourbon whiskey and scotch sampling, 6 Please see Page 5

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fter more than a quarter-century
‘A Night at The Met: Opera’s of editing and publishing El Paso
Finest’ — El Paso Symphony, conduct- Scene, I’ve become a bit of a nerd
ed by Bohuslav Rattay, presents selec- concerning dates.
tions from famous operas Feb. 21-22 at Every issue of the Scene contains at
the Plaza Theatre, with guests Heather least 500 dates for various events, and
Dials, soprano, Cherry Duke, mezzo- our policy is to match each date with the
day of the week it falls on. We figure it’s
Scene Spotlight highlights events soprano and Paul Groves, tenor. Page
15. important to list an event as Saturday,
advertised in this issue. Feb. 1, rather than just Feb. 1. One of the
Bourbon & Whiskey Art the Park — most common errors we make is mis-
El Paso Senior Games — El Paso Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino matching days and dates (for example,
Parks and Recreation presents the 38th hosts and evening of premium bourbon “Sunday, Feb. 3” instead of “Sunday,
annual games Feb. 22-May 14, with and whiskey sampling and live music Feb. 2”). That’s particularly easy to do
opening ceremony Feb. 22 at Polly Feb. 22. Page 35. since we re-edit most of our items from
Harris Senior Center. Page 36. month to month and year to year.
Live racing season races are Tuesday,
Sometimes we don’t notice that an event ***
El Paso Live Events — Page 3. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
that was on a Saturday last time now is This month’s cover images are paintings
At the Plaza Theatre: EPAA’s Crossland Gallery — Showing on Friday. That’s why we have an editing by Edmund Vera, whose work caught my
• Jan. 29-Feb. 2: Charlie and the through Feb. 28 is associate, Yvonne Herrera, whose once-a- eye at both the 2018 and 2019 Las
Chocolate Factory “con.FIGURE.ation.six.2020.with.a.twist, month job is to read through our content Artistas art shows. He captures El Paso
• Feb. 14: Raul di Blasio and Barbara ” featuring works by 55 artists and pho- and look for day/date mismatches. Even with the detail of a graphic artist but also
Padilla then, an occasional mistake gets through. with a bit of whimsy and imaginative
color. If you’re too young to remember,
tographers. Artist talk is Feb. 22. Page
• Feb. 25-26: An American in Paris Leap years make it tougher. In most
the main image on this month’s cover is a
30.
At Abraham Chavez Theatre: cases, an annual event is held on the
mariachi take-off on The Beatles’ “Abbey
Painting classes with Ron Fritsch are
• Feb. 14: Jo Koy “Just Kidding” World same day of the week around the same
Tour
Feb. 22-May 2.
time of the month. So an event that was Road” album cover.
• Feb. 15: Angela Aguilar
Call to Artists for the “Seasons…W…
held on Saturday, Feb. 9, last year likely Ed should be familiar with El Paso –
• Feb. 25: The Bachelor Live on Stage.
S…S…F…” accepted through March
would be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, this he’s lived here all his life except for some
25.
year. Our typical updates just subtract one time in the Army, and worked with
Magoffin Home State Historic Site Hal Marcus Gallery — Showing from last year’s date. (Why? Divide 365 JCPenney for 34 years. Although he prac-
— Page 11. through Feb. 27: 20/20 Visionary by 7 and you get 1 left over, which makes ticed art through his school years, includ-
• Feb. 1: Cooking Class (Orange Exhibition. Showing March 19-June 26 dates move one day later in the week.) ing studies at UTEP, he never took up
Marmalade) is “Early El Paso Masters. Page 23. Back to Leap Year with its 366 days. serious painting until after retirement.
• Feb. 12: Brain Trust Bag Lunch; When Feb. 29 comes around every four If you would like to contact Ed about
Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club. The Music of Selena — El Paso years, everything moves by two days. his art, you can reach him at
• Feb. 13: Galentine’s Day Cocoa Symphony Orchestra presents the music March 1 fell on a Friday last year, but evera67@aol.com or (915) 241-0057.
Crawl of the Tejana legend March 7 in the comes on a Sunday this year. So when Do you have artwork or photographs
• Feb. 20: Make-A-Thing (Mardi Gras Plaza Theatre featuring vocalist Isabel we’re updating our events, we have to be you think are cover-worthy? I encourage
Mask). Marie Sánchez. Page 25. careful that we take that into account. you to send digital images to me at
February traditionally has a blank space randy@epscene.com. Keep in mind that
Eckankar: The Path to Spiritual El Paso Studio Tour — Call to Artists
on the event calendar — nobody sched- cover images need to be representative of
Freedom events — Light and Sound runs through March 1 for the 13th
ules anything against the Superbowl, El Paso and suitable for newspaper repro-
Service is Feb. 1 Spiritual Book discus- annual tour set for April 25-26 on the
which this year is Sunday, Feb. 2. But duction.
sion is Feb. 15 at Burges Library. Page East Side and May 2-3 on the West
this year there’s another blank space: Every so often I get a call or email ask-
12. Side. Page 14.
Saturday, Feb. 29. Because no one ever ing me if I will put someone’s artwork on
schedules a recurring event on the fifth the cover — sight unseen! For me, Scene
Magic Morning Market — The Galeria Lincoln — The new gallery in
Saturday in February! cover art is like the art on my living room
monthly market is Feb. 1 and March 7 is now open on Rosa Avenue, with
In fact, this will be the first-ever fifth walls. It’s shared with other people, but
at The Marketplace at Placita Santa Fe. events and giveaways planned. Page 29.
Saturday in February in the history of El I’m the one who winds up looking at
Pages 21 and 24.
Paso Scene. The last one was Feb. 29, more than anyone else. So I have to see
El Paso Coin Show — El Paso Coin
UTEP Athletics — February sports
1992. We started publishing in 1993. the artwork before I can give any consid-
Club’s 57th annual show is Feb. 7-9 El
include Men’s and Women’s basketball, eration to whether it’s cover material.
tennis and softball. Page 18.

February 2020
Maida Shrine with free kids auction
Saturday. Page 6. Randy Limbird
Southern New Mexico Editor and Publisher
Rio Grande Cancer Foundation — El Paso Scene is published by Cristo
Rey Communications as a monthly guide
(915) 542-1422
The RGCF’s Saturday Classroom series Flickinger Center for Performing
includes “Daily Breathing & Stretching Arts in Alamogordo Premier Series to entertainment, recreation and culture in Albert Martinez
Techniques Feb. 8 and “Introduction to events — Page 16. the El Paso area. Copies are provided Circulation Director
Pranic Healing” Feb. 22. Page 24. • Feb. 8: International Guitar Night and free at selected locations. Subscriptions Advertising Director
Chocolate Buffet. are $10 a year, sent by 3rd class mail. Emeritus
Park After Dark — Sunland Park Circulation: 40,000 copies. Lisa Kay Tate
• Feb. 29: Sons of Mystro
Racetrack and Casino’s free live music
Deadline for news for the
• March 13: Socks in the Frying Pan. News Editor
events include the Los Bukis & Los
March issue is Feb. 17
news@epscene.com
Yonics Tribute Feb. 14, Fleetwood Mac Urban Challenge Fun Run — Silver
Tribute Feb. 15. Page 7. City MainStreet hosts the Silver City Editorial Associates:
The March issue comes out February 26 Yvonne T. Herrera, Will Summers
Territorial Charter Day run Feb. 15
‘The Love of Art’ — Escamilla Fine Art through Downtown Silver City. Page Advertising Executive:
Gallery presents a Valentine’s Day cele- El Paso Scene
31. Roman Martinez
bration Feb. 15-16, in Placita Madrid in P. O. Box 13615
San Elizario with valentine station, guest Las Cruces Arts Fair — Doña Ana El Paso, Texas 79913 Circulation Associates:
Randy Friedman, Leo Marquez
vendors, music, and more. Page 10. Arts Council presents the 10th annual PH: 542-1422
arts fair March 6-8 at Las Cruces E-mail: epscene@epscene.com Contributing Writers:
Black History Legacy Awards Convention Center, with featured artist Carol Viescas, Brian Chozick,
Dinner — The annual dinner as part of Abel Garcia. Page 20.
Myrna Zanetell, John McVey Middagh
EPCC’s Black History Month celebration Jay Duncan
is Feb. 21 at the Administrative Services Fountain Theatre — Mesilla Valley Subscription Form is on Page 34
Center, featuring keynote speaker Gary Film Society’s theatre in Old Mesilla Visit El Paso Scene Online at
Blesdoe, Texas NAACP President. Page shows independent, art, foreign and www.epscene.com
9. non-mainstream films. Page 32. sponsored by Phidev, Inc.
© 2020 Cristo Rey Communications
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February Roundup offer workshops on painting, clay, jewelry,
leatherwork and more. Volunteers welcome.
Cont’d from Page 3
Information: (575) 835-5688 or nmtpas.org.

Valentine’s Dinner and Dance — For the Love of Arts Fiesta — The town
Catholic Daughters of the Americas #1581, of Mesilla hosts its annual art show starts 2 to 5
hosts it fundraising dinner and dance 6 p.m. to p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, in the Old Mesilla Plaza,
midnight Friday, Feb. 14, at 801 Magoffin, with as part of For the Love of Art Month, with
music by Starliners Band and mariachis, and original works by area artists. Admission is free.
prizes. BYOB. Tickets: $35. Information: Information: mesillanm.gov.
Barbie, 240-5959; Virginia, 999-7805.
Gathering of Quilts — The Winter
Singing Valentines — The El Paso Border Quilters of Sierra County’s annual quilt Show is
Chorders offer singing valentines delivered by a 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-
men’s barbershop quartet 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 22, at Ralph Edwards Convention Center, 400
Friday, Feb. 14. Cost: $40; includes songs and W. Fourth, in Truth of Consequences, N.M.
box of chocolates. Information: 309-6954. Admission is free. Information: (575) 894-2959.

Valentine’s Day at the Crossing — Mardi Gras in the Clouds — The Feb.
Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino 21-23 family celebration on Burro Avenue in
Drive in Sunland Park, hosts a five-course Cloudcroft includes food, music, vendors,
Valentine’s Day meal with live music by Baku 5 games a parade and more. This year’s theme is
to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. Reservations at “Remembering American Heroes.” The family
(575) 589-0653. Cost: $100 Information: celebration includes food, music, vendors,
ardovinos.com. Dance party follows in Sunset games a parade and more. Information: (575)
Hall with DJ Joe Dorgan. 682-2733 or coolcloudcroft.com.
A Cajun cook-off is 6 p.m. Friday. Tasting
Valentine’s Day Dinner — Sombra trays: $7. Annual parade is 2 p.m. Saturday.
Antigua Vineyard and Winery, 430 La Viña
Road in Chamberino, N.M. offers dinner, wine, Sunrise Lions Gun and Craft Show —
live music by Julio Ortiz and dancing Friday, The semiannual gun and outdoors show opens
Feb. 14, with. Reservations required: $40 ($35 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3
wine club members); includes dinner and one p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22-23, at Las Cruces
glass of choice. Reservations: (915) 241-4349, Convention Center, 680 E. University in Las
sombraantigua.com, or on Facebook. Cruces. Information: lascruceslionsclub.org.

‘Love is in the Air’ — The Bert Saldana The Museum Rocks Gem & Mineral
Gallery, presents live music by “After Dark” 7- Show — The 7th annual gem and mineral
9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Golden Eagle show is Feb. 22-23, at New Mexico Farm &
Gallery, 1501 Main, San Elizario. The San Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping
Elizario Players present the skit “Cupid’s Springs Road in Las Cruces, with more than 60
Arrow” at 8 p.m. Admission is free. vendors, plus educational displays, geology dis-
Information: 479-2926. cussions, door prizes and children’s activities.
Food and beverages for sale.
For the Love of Art – The shops and gal- Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10
leries at Placita Madrid, 1445 Main in San a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7 ($4 age
Elizario, host their annual Valentine’s Day 6-11; free for age 5 and younger); includes
weekend events 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday museum admission. Information: (575) 522-
and Sunday, Feb. 15-16. Take a picture with 1232 or lcmuseumrocks.com.
your loved ones, both people and pets, at a
photo booth with valentine props, and children Father and Daughter Dance — Las
can make valentines. Visiting vendors will offer Cruces Parks & Recreation Department offers
a selection of gifts. Artists Alberto Escamilla, a “Father/Daughter Shimmer and Shine Dinner
Robert Dozal and Romy Hawkins will be on Dance 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at Frank
site working on their latest art. Juana Romo of O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W.
JR’s Art Gallery and Tea Room will feature her Bell, for girls ages 5 to 12 and their father,
Valentine creations and other artists’ artwork. grandfather, or other special man. Register by
Live music and refreshments. Free and open to Feb. 14. Cost: $21 per couple ($10 per addi-
the public. Information: (915) 851-0742. tional sibling); Includes dinner, entertainment
and photo. Information: (575) 541-2454.
Valentine’s Dance — St. Pius Special Registration: las-cruces.org/play.
Needs Group hosts its annual dance 8 p.m. to
midnight Saturday, Feb. 15, at St. Pius X
Catholic Church, 1050 N Clark, with music by West Texas
Rhapsody Band. Cost: $15; free beer and
Lone Star Poetry Gathering — The
setups while they last. Tables for 10 available
inaugural gathering (taking over for the former
with reservations. Tickets: 443-3703.
Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering) is Friday and
Saturday, Feb. 21-22 at Sul Ross State
Southern New Mexico
University in Alpine, Texas. Six sessions each
day beginning at 9:30 a.m. Friday and 9 a.m.
Chocolate Fantasia – Mimbres Region Arts Saturday, with open mics, keynote speakers,
Council’s 21st annual celebration of arts and night shows, chuckwagon breakfast and more.
sweet delicacies is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Daytime sessions are free. Information: (432)
Feb. 8, in downtown Silver City. This year’s 837-2326 or lonestarcowboypoetry.com/.
theme is “Cupid Carnival.” Participants can Afternoon shows are 1 p.m. with Randy
enjoy 20 locally handcrafted chocolates, and Rieman, Joel Nelson and Andy Hedges Friday;
vote for their favorite chocolates and business and Red Steagall and Friends Saturday. Tickets:
decorations. Tickets: $25 for 20 individual $10 per show.
pieces of chocolate. Information: (575) 538- Two shows are offered at 7:30 p.m. each
2505 or chocolatefantasia.org. night; one at Marshall Auditorium at Sul Ross,
the other at Spicewood Restaurant on Hwy 90.
Community Arts Party — The City of Tickets: $15 per show in advance; $20 at door.
Socorro, N.M. will host its 24th annual free arts : Chuckwagon breakfasts are 7:30 a.m. each
event featuring workshops for all ages 10 a.m. morning at Poet’s Grove. Cost: $5.
to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, in Finley Gym, 202
McCutcheon. Local artists and organizations Please see Page 6

February 2020 El Paso Scene Page 5


February Roundup • March 5: “Building/Unbuilding” with Yolande
Daniels, Studio SUMO, USC.
Cont’d from Page 5
Human Resources for Small Business
Black History Month — South-West Texas Border Small Business
Development Center Network of EPCC hosts
Black History Month at UTEP — The seminars on understanding the HR procedures
African-American Studies program, in conjunc- that lead to better employee performance and
tion with other UTEP departments, presents a better business 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
variety of events throughout campus in Thursdays, Jan. 30-Feb. 13, at EPCC’s
February in recognition of African American Administrative Service Center, Building B, B-
History. Most events are free. Program sched- 520. Registration fee: $75 at elpasosbdc.net.
ule to be announced. Information: African Information: 831-7743.
American Studies Program, AASP@utep.edu,
utep.edu/aasp. EPFD Vaccinations – The Vaccinations for
An Evening with Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries of Health program is offered 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Ohio State University is 6:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesdays through March 25 at El Paso
Feb. 3, in the Undergraduate Learning Center, Fire Department Safety, Health & Outreach
Room 116. Center, 5415 Trowbridge. The program pro-
vides free influenza, blood pressure and glucose
Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi — The live screenings to individuals 18 and older, and
performance art event featuring the trans pneumonia vaccines to those 65 and older.
woman, writer, poet, musician, priestess and Service open to residents of El Paso and
performance artist is 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, Hudspeth County who do not have medical
at NMSU’s Corbett Auditorium, as a collabora- insurance or who are on Medicaid. Information:
tive celebration for Pride Season and Black at 311, elpasofire.org, or on Instagram, Twitter
History Month. Presented by LGBT+ and Facebook.
Programs with support from ASNMSU and
Black Student Association. Admission is free. Startup Lab: Idea Lab — STARTUP Labs
Information: lgbt@nmsu.edu. at Medical Center of the Americas Foundation
hosts its Spring 2020 entrepreneur training 9
EPCC Black History Month — El Paso a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Cardwell
Community College Black History Month Collaborative Building, 5130 Gateway East,
Legacy Awards Dinner is 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, providing a structured curriculum that to bring
Feb. 21, at EPCC’s Administrative Center one’s company from the idea stage to launch.
Auditorium, Building A, 9050 Viscount, with Cost: $60 ($40 students, veterans and military).
keynote speaker Gary Bledsoe, J.D., Texas Six-course package offered that includes pro-
NAACP President. Tickets: $40 through Feb. grams through May 16. Information: 613-2478
17 at bit.ly/2FSNj5D; no tickets sold at the or mcamericas.org.
door; no refunds. Ticket sales benefit student
scholarships. Information: 831-7897, 831-7898 Free tax preparation — AARP Foundation
or epcc.edu. offers free tax preparation for individuals with
This year’s theme is “African Americans and low or moderate income Feb. 3-April 15 at
the Vote: Overcoming Obstacles to Success.” selected El Paso Parks and Recreation Senior
Honorees include Judge John Chatman, Baby Centers. Tax returns done by appointment
Ruth Boswell and the EPCC Cross Country only; call the Senior Center in advance to set
Half Marathon Team. up an appointment at location desired. informa-
tion: aarp.org/money/taxes/.
Black El Paso Democrats — The 37th Locations:
annual Political Awareness and Awards Banquet • Grandview Senior Center, 3134 Jefferson, 9
is 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Wyndham El a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.
Paso Airport Hotel, 2027 Airway. Reception at Information: 566-1217
6 p.m.; dinner served at 7 p.m. Tickets: $75 • Hilos de Plata Senior Center, 4451 Delta, 9
until Feb. 12. Information: bepd.org. a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Walk ins
This year’s theme is “Our Destiny is not writ- also accepted. Information: 533-3207.
ten for us, but by us when we Vote.” • Polly Harris Senior Center, 650 Wallenberg,
Black History Month Parade and Rally 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
— The annual Inter Club Council Black History Information: 581-9525,
Month Parade begins at 10 a.m. February Feb. • Gary del Palacio Recreation Center, 3001
29, at Montana and Pershing and travels east Parkwood, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and
on Montana to Copia then south to Missouri Friday. Information: 212-2270.
ending at Mary Webb Park, 3401 E. Missouri. A • Wellington Chew Senior Center, 4430
rally follows the parade noon to 3 p.m. in Mary Maxwell, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.
Webb Park, with vendor booths, family activi- Information: 212-0423.
ties and entertainment. Admission is free. • Galatzan Recreation Center, 650 Wallenberg,
Information: 861-1745 or 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Information: 581-
elpasoicc@hotmail.com. 5182.
Parade/booth entry fee is $75. Registration New Mexico Chile Conference — The
forms available at 861-0064. 2020 conference hosted by NMSU’s Chile
Pepper Institute is Monday and Tuesday, Feb.
Something for everyone 3-4, at Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E.
Architecture lectures — Texas Tech University. Registration: $150 per person.
University College of Architecture and El Paso Information: (575) 646-3028 or
Museum of Art host talks by various architects chile.nmsu.edu/conference.
and design experts in the museum’s auditori- Diabetes cooking classes — NMSU’s
um, One Arts Festival Plaza, as part of its lec- Cooperative Extension Service presents
ture series. Talks are on Thursdays. Admission “Kitchen Creations” cooking classes to teach
is free, but seating limited to 220 people. adults with diabetes how to cook healthy meals
Information: depts.ttu.edu/elpaso/arch/. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 4-25, at
• Jan. 30: “Sustainability Reset,” with Michelle Mayfield High School, 1955 N. Valley Drive, in
Addington, Dean of Architecture, UT Austin Las Cruces. Also sponsored by the New
• Feb. 27: “Twisted” with Mehrdad Hadighi, Mexico Department of Health. Learn food
Studio for Architecture, Head of Architecture,
Penn State Please see Page 7

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February Roundup 646-6499 or lsaiki@nmsu.edu.
English workshops are 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cont’d from Page 6
Saturdays, Feb. 8, March 7 and April 4 at
Holy Family American National Catholic
safety, how to plan meals, how to read food Church, 702 Parker Road, in Las Cruces.
labels and how to manage carbohydrates. Spanish workshops are 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Admission is free. Registration required: Mondays, Feb. 17, March 16 and April 13 at
Contact Sofia Hernandez at (575) 635-1230 or Women’s Intercultural Center, 303 Lincoln, in
Favela at (575) 525-6649. Anthony.
NMSU Career Connections Career — RGCF Wellness Classes — Rio Grande
The 15th annual career fair is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cancer Foundation, 616 N Virginia, Suite D,
Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 4-5, at NMSU’s hosts free health and wellness classes. Both
Corbett Center Student Union, third floor, February classes are 10 to 11:30 a.m. on
with more than 100 employers. Open to New Saturday. Reservations: 562-7660, ext. 304.
Mexico State University students and alumni, • Feb. 8: Daily Breathing and Stretching
along with community members. Information: Techniques class. Learn to apply stretching
(575) 646-1631, rbensley@nmsu.educareerser- exercises to increase mobility.
vices.nmsu.edu/career-fairs/career-connections • Feb. 22: Introduction to Pranic Healing.
or rbensley@nmsu.edu. Pranic healing is an energy “no touch” healing
system based on the principle the body has the
‘The Fabulous Fifties’ — Branigan innate ability to heal itself.
Library’s First Wednesday program is 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Thomas Branigan Candidates Forum and Debate —
Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho. Participants Northeast Business Alliance and Northeast
will be taken back to the 1950s with music, Democrats Association host a forum and
clothing, hats, hula-hoop contests, Twist les- debate by District Attorney candidates 6 to 9
sons and more. Presented by Sheri A. Gaines. p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at El Paso Community
Participation is free and the public is invited. College Transmountain Campus,9570 Gateway
Information: (575) 528-4005 or library.refer- North. Admission is free. Information: 228-
ence@las-cruces.org. 6172 or nedemocrats.org
Primary election for El Paso County early vot-
El Paso Math Teachers’ Circle — The ing is Feb. 18-28, with last voting date March 3.
local math educators monthly meetup is 5 to 7
p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at EPCC’s Administrative Workforce Solutions JobCon —
Service Center, A601, 9050 Viscount, to dis- Workforce Solutions Borderplex seeks busi-
cuss, math concepts and work on math prob- nesses to participate in its JobCon Wednesday,
lems with fellow math teachers. Open all Feb. 12, at Eastlake High School,13000
grades through college. Participation is free. Emerald Pass (near Horizon City) where close
Information: 831-2457 or to 2000 students will come together for a day
sites.google.com/view/mtcelpaso. of career exploration. The event offers employ-
ers the opportunity to display their services and
Las Cruces Christian Community highlight their industry to the future workforce.
Development Gathering — The Deadline for businesses to register is Feb. 5.
“Gathering of Reconciliation, Justice and
Information: 887-2332 or Business@border-
Mercy” is Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7-8, at
plexjobs.com.
University Presbyterian Church, 2010
Wisconsin in Las Cruces, with breakout ses- Women’s Estate Planning conference
sions and a night of worship. Keynote speakers — UTEP and UTEP Woman’s Auxiliary hosts
are Rev. Dr. Randy Nabors, Rev. Adam its 54th annual Estate Planning Conference for
Viramontes and Eunice Mendoza. Cost: $25. Women 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays through
Information, full schedule: (575) 650-5412, Feb. 13, in UTEP Library’s Blumberg
john@crosstownlc.com or Auditorium. Workshops are free, but space is
crosstownnews.com. limited. Reservations: 747-8533, 581-8974, or
development@utep.edu.
Paranormal Investigations and Travels The workshops provide women with the fun-
— The Rev. Henry Flores will give guided para-
damentals of financial and estate planning.
normal investigations of Concordia Cemetery,
Topics include legal aspects of estate planning,
3700 E Yandell at 9 p.m. the second Saturday
retirement planning, life insurance, taxes, chari-
of the month beginning Feb. 8. Proceeds will
table giving and more.
benefit the restoration and preservation of the
historic landmark. Cost: $15; kid and family Car seat inspection — El Paso Fire
friendly. Information: 247-6116 or on Department hosts car seat inspection and
Facebook. installation events Fridays, Feb. 14 and 28,
Flores has hosted several guided ghost tours and March 13 and 27. Appointment times are
in the past, but these new events will feature 2 to 3 and 3 to 4 p.m. On-site certified techni-
an actual paranormal investigation, featured on cians will offer free car seat checks and will
the TV show “Ghost Adventures.” Guests can educate parents and caregivers about proper
see the areas of the cemetery where Ghost car seat installation. Interested parties must set
Adventures was filmed. up an appointment at 212-5699; limited slots
available. Information: elpasofire.org or on
Parental wellness program partici- Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
pants — Researchers from the College of Parents or guardians must have bring the
Health and Social Services at New Mexico
vehicle with the car seat and the child who will
State University are recruiting couples with a
be using the seat.
newborn baby, between 2 weeks to 6 months
old, to participate in a parental wellness pro- Western Tech Career Fair — Western
gram as part of a year-long study, ”And Baby Technical College, 9624 Plaza Circle hosts a
Makes Three,” to help parents adjust to life career fair 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb.
with newborn babies. Couples and infant have 19, with door prizes book lunch. Businesses
to attend one workshop of their choice. Each are welcome to come and promote their busi-
couple receives lunch as well as a $20 gift card, ness. RSVP: 231-4949 or mmaynes@western-
swaddling blanket and white noise machine tech.edu.
Space is limited to five couples per session.
Registration: Martha Morales (915) 873-6930
or moralest@nmsu.edu, or Lori Saiki, (575) Please see Page 8

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February Roundup Office of Alumni Relations are calling for nomi- projects around the city including El Paso For a good cause
nations of excellent alumni through Feb. 21 Water’s in-pipe robotics to check for leaks and
Cont’d from Page 7 Heroes & Hoops for CARE — The chari-
for the University’s prestigious Distinguished blockages. Admission is free. Information: 621-
Alumni and Gold Nugget awards 2000, april.lopez@epwater.org or tecH2O.org ty basketball event benefiting Las Cruces
EPCC Border Learning Conference - El Nominations open to any UTEP graduates who A free screening of the Lego Movie is 12:30 CARE’s Support Program for local cancer
Paso Community College hosts the conference have distinguished themselves in their profes- p.m. El Paso Water’s Star Wars Lego patients is 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Oñate
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at the El sions and lives by giving back to their communi- Bobblehead parade float will be parked outside. High School gym, in Las Cruces. The event fea-
Paso Wyndham, 2027 Airway, with teaching ties and alma mater, and who serve as an inspi- tures local first responders who will battle it
demonstrations, presentations, roundtable dis- ration for future generations of Miners.
Seniors Going Digital — El Paso out on the basketball court to raise money and
cussions, and forums. Registration: $90. Community College’s Valle Verde Library hosts awareness for CARE, cancer prevention and all
Information: 747-6361 or download a form at
Information: 831-2843 or borderlearningcon- free workshops to age 50 and older 6 to 8 p.m. types of cancer. Tickets: $5 at eventbrite.com.
alumni.utep.edu/DAGN2020.
ference.org. the last Thursday of the month at EPCC’s
Some of our topic threads center on around DiscoverE – Building Curiosity — Valley Verde Library, Room C311, 919 Hunter. Las Cruces Symphony Gala — Las
Diversity, Inclusion and sensitivity, Environment TecH2O Center, 10751 Montana, hosts hands- Feb. 27: “Texting with Emojis.” Information: Cruces Symphony Orchestra’s annual Gala,
and sustainability, Mindfulness, STEAM, on activities in the world of engineering 10 a.m. 831-2442. “Sassy, Brassy & Classy,” is 6 p.m. Saturday,
Succession and impact, Technology and Vision to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. Families and Feb. 1, at New Mexico Farm and Ranch
future innovators can watch robotics challenges
Eckankar programs — Eckankar in Texas Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs, with cocktails,
of education in general.
hosts free programs 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. selected dinner, and a silent auction.Music by LSCO’s
based on the city’s infrastructure systems like
UTEP Alumni Awards — The University roads, bridges and water. They can also learn
Saturdays at El Paso Public Library Richard Pancho Romero, trumpet, and his jazz band,
of Texas at El Paso Alumni Association and the Burges Branch, 9600 Dyer. Information: (703) the Footprints. Tickets: $50, available at
how engineers utilize robotics in construction
434-1196 or eckankar-texas.org. lascrucessymphony.com or HoldMyTicket.com.
• Feb. 1 “Recognizing God in Daily Life,” Light Information: (575) 646-3709.
& Sound Service.
• Feb. 15: “ECK Wisdom on Health and Safari Nights Gala — El Paso Chapter of
Healing,” discussion on books by Harold the Safari Club International hosts its 17th
Klemp. annual gala, auction and expo at 5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 22, at El Maida Shrine, 6331
Alabama, with outfitter booths from around the
Bazaars and markets world, wildlife artists and outdoor equipment
Eastside Rattlesnake Market — The specialists. Tickets: $100 ($40 youth), available
grand opening of the new market at 1661 at 584-9300, scielpaso.org or Facebook.
North Zaragosa (across from Oasis Lanes) is 9 Woman’s Auxiliary Benefit — The UTEP
a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, with perform- Woman’s Auxiliary hosts its annual scholarship
ance by Elvis tribute artist Bud Sanders at 11 benefit luncheon noon Saturday, Feb. 22, at
a.m. vendors, food trucks and free jumping bal- Wyndham El Paso Airport, 2027 Airway, with
loon for kids. Next market is Feb. 15. This silent auction, culinary delights, raffle and door
market will be held the first and third Saturday prizes. Entertainment by UTEP’s Commercial
of each month. Admission is free. Information: Music Ensemble. Doors open at 11 a.m. Cost:
Tracey, 667-0842 or Deanna, 1-219-506-3267. $50; reservation deadline is Feb. 12. Checks
Magic Morning Market — The payable to UTEP Women’s Auxiliary, send to
Marketplace at Placita Santa Fe, 5034 Jennie Larder, 724 Springfire, 79912,
Doniphan, hosts an indoor and outdoor market Reservations: Jennie Larder: 490-3624.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of the Kitty Glitter Jewelry Sale — Project Save
month (Feb. 1, March 7). Food and refresh- A Kitten seeks donations of jewelry through
ments sold. Information: 585-9296. February for its 5th annual sale planned for
‘Love is a Battlefield’ Art Show & March. Proceeds benefit Las Cruces area non-
Market — Kaleidoscope Art Space presents profits that help cats. Donations may be
the art market 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at dropped off at Better Life Pet Foods, 315 S.
German Pub, 9530 Viscount, with food, local Telshor in Las Cruces. To volunteer or donate,
art, live performance and a cosplay contest. call Jackye at (575) 323-0903 or
Admission is free. Information: 630-4867 or gardens@zianet.com.
KaleidoscopeArtSpace@gmail.com. The sale accepts all kinds of jewelry, as well as
jewelry boxes, small decorative items, lace and
Kermezaar call for artists — The juried linens, and monetary donations.
arts festival is Saturday and Sunday, April 4-5,
at the International Museum of Art, 1211 FORE! UNITee Topgolf Fundraiser —
Montana. Various booth sizes available. El Paso Holocaust Museum & Study Center’s
Information: Mitzi Quirarte, 820-2929. fundraiser is 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at
Topgolf El Paso, 365 Vin Rambla, forgolf games,
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert food and drinks, and competition. Cost
Crossing — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at (through Feb. 23): $55; $48 age 3-11; $40 non-
Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino player; $320 team of six. After Feb. 23: $60;
Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Information: (575) $50 age 3-11; $45 non-player; $350 team of
589-0653, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at six. Information: 351-0048 or jamie@elpaso-
FarmersMarket. Game Garden offers bocce holocaustmuseum.org.
ball, horseshoes, cornhole and washer toss. Player registration includes 3 hours of unlimit-
Downtown Artist and Farmers Market ed Topgolf gameplay and lunch buffet.
— 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays in the Union
Plaza District along Anthony St. Information: Club news
212-1780 or elpasoartsandculture.org. Doña Ana Photography Club — The
Upper Valley Artists and Farmers club meets 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4
Market — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays at the and 18, at Cruces Creative, 205 Lohman, in
Hobby Lobby parking lot, 7930 N. Mesa. Last Las Cruces. Admission is free. Information:
Sunday of the month is at The Substation, (575) 323-3624 or daphotoclub.org.
Sunset & Doniphan. Information on Facebook • Feb. 4: Debbie Hands presents “Work Flow
at Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market. from Camera to Editing,” covering procedures
to follow after downloading images from your
Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market camera into software called Camera Raw. Dale
— 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Taylor will also present a short program on
Saturdays along a 7-block area of Main Street, Manual Alvarez-Bravo, a Mexican photographer
Downtown. Information: (575) 541-2288 or who worked from the 1920s until the 1990s.
lascrucesfarmersmarket.org.
Please see Page 9
Page 8 El Paso Scene February 2020
February Roundup Area attractions and tasting of wines from noon to 5 p.m. One of USA’s Top 100
Independent Pizzerias
Thursday through Tuesday (closed
Cont’d from Page 8 Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino —
— Pizza Today
Wednesdays). Tasting fee is $5. A daily tour is
1200 Futurity Dr. Sunland Park, N.M. Hours offered at 11:30 a.m. by appointment only; the
• Feb. 18: Rob Peinert presents Medical are 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through $10 fee includes tasting.
Photography, its procedures, problems encoun- Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday; and Music on the Patio is noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.
tered and equipment. Seth Madell will also 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
present a short program on sharpening digital Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. everyday. Mesa Vista Wine Tasting Room — The
images, followed by a viewing of submissions Admission and parking are free. Information: tasting room, with wine and craft beer, is at
for the monthly theme, “Entrances.” 3200 Hwy 28 in Anthony, N.M. (La Union area

PIZZA
(575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.
The second in a five-part “Photography Boot Race days are Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and at NM 28 and S. Vinton Road). Open noon to 6
Camp” workshop is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Tuesdays. Live racing season runs through p.m. Thursday through Sunday. The room also

Fine Beers & Wines


Feb. 15, aimed at anyone interested in learning April 21. Special Valentine’s Ribeye and Shrimp features the region’s only yarn shop and local
the basics of photography. The lesson is combo offered at Ventanas beginning at 4 p.m. alpaca products, as well as “Craft Cellar” with

KERN PLACE
“Getting your Camera off Auto Mode.” After a Feb. 12-16. works by local artisans. Live music 2:30 to 5:30
hands-on demonstration, the class will go into p.m. Saturdays. Information: (915) 494-7248.
206 Cincinnati • 532-9483
the downtown area with cameras, guided by a El Paso Streetcars — The restored street-
cars run daily on two connected loop routes, Zin Valle Vineyards — 7315 Hwy 28 in
WEST SIDE
practicing photographer, followed by a review
covering a total of 4.8 miles, from Father Rahm Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259). Free tast-
of all activities. Cost: $5 per session.
ings are noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday.
865 N. Resler • 760-6000
in South El Paso to Glory Road in Kern Place.
Hours are 10 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Information: 877-4544 or zinvalle.com.
Westside Welcome Club — Information:
EAST SIDE
Wednesdays, and 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday Free music and wine tasting is 1 to 4 p.m.
westsidewelcomeclub.com.
through Saturday. Fare: $1.50; $1 student, chil- selected Sundays featuring local talent.
1879 N. Zaragosa • 856-9111
The monthly free newcomer coffee is 10 a.m.
Friday, Feb. 7, at Brighton Boutique in Cielo dren, military. Information: 212-3333, epstreet- McDonald Observatory — The University
NORTHEAST
Vista Mall. No reservations needed. car.com or on Facebook. of Texas at Austin-run observatory is located at
Information: 203-5522. Indian Cliffs Ranch — The working cattle 3640 Dark Sky Drive, near Fort Davis, Texas.
The monthly luncheon is 11:30 a.m. ranch in Fabens offers a children’s zoo, buffalo, Visitor Center open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily 11100 Sean Haggerty (at US 54)
Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Coronado Country longhorns, deer, rattlesnake pit, movie sets and (Central Time). Information: (432) 426-4138. 821-7000
UPPER VALLEY
Club, 1044 Broadmoor. Presentation on “Lost the Fort Apache playground. It’s also home to The observatory offers daytime tours and
Loves of the Old West” by Brondo Sue. Cost the famous Cattleman’s Steakhouse. solar viewing at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily.
for lunch: $22; reservation deadline is Feb. 8.
Information: 584-9627,
Information: (915) 544-3200 or cattle- Twilight programs begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays,
Fridays and Saturdays. The popular stargazing
145 W. Sunset (at Doniphan)
manssteakhouse.com.
events are 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Thur.
El Paso Northeast Quilters Guild — Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305 Saturdays. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
Monthly meetings are 7 to 9 p.m. the second Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta Reservations required for all programs. See 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday
Thursday of the month (Feb. 13) at Grace Mission. The center features a museum on the website for prices, schedule: mcdonaldobserva- www.ardovinospizza.com
“... definitely has the best pizza in town.”
Presbyterian Church, 8001 Magnetic. Social Tigua tribe. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tory.org.
— Texas Monthly
time begins at 6:30 p.m. Information: epnequil- Wednesday through Sunday. Free children’s To get there: Observatory is 185 miles from

FINE PIZZA &


ters@gmail.com. activities daily. Admission is free. Information: El Paso. Take Highway 118 from I-10 south at
859-7700, ysletadelsurpueblo.org. Kent for a 39-mile drive to observatory.
Germania Club — The Germania Club of El Native American Dances are on the hour 11 FINE DINING
Paso’s Valentine’s luncheon is noon Friday, a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Feb. 14, at Little Bavarian Restaurant, 4601 Fresh Indian bread is on sale at the center,
Hondo Pass. Reservations: 755-5471. made Saturday mornings. Also featured are
The club’s annual Mardi Gras Party is Sunday, family-operated gift shops, featuring jewelry,
Feb. 23, at Underwood Golf Course, Fort Bliss. pottery and other crafts.

El Paso Christian Women’s Licon Dairy — The dairy’s gift shop popular
Connection — The group hosts its monthly for its homemade asadero cheese products is
luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at El located at 11951 Glorieta Road in San Elizario
Paso Radisson Hotel, 1770 Airway (use south and is open 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday
entrance). This month’s theme is “Love One through Friday and 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday
Another“ featuring inspirational speaker, Rachel and Sunday. The dairy also features an exten-
Hankins. Featured outreach is Rescue Mission sive petting zoo and regularly stocked fishing
(speaker Blake Barrow). Presentation by Ofelia hole. Admission is free, with a nominal charge
Paz Crafts. Reservation deadline is Feb. 14. for fishing hole use. Information: 851-2705 or
Cost: $15 (cash only). Reservations: 598-0811. licondairy.com.
Plaza Theatre Tours — Free weekly tours
L‘Alliance Française d’El Paso — are noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at the Plaza, 125
Information: 585-1789, afofelpaso.com or on W. Mills in Downtown El Paso. Meet under the
Facebook at AllianceFrancaiseElPaso. Plaza marquee. Information: 534-0660.
A Mardi Gras celebration is 6 to 10 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 21, at Fort Bliss’s Centennial San Elizario Historic District — The dis-
Banquet & Conference Center, with buffet din- trict at 1500 Main StreeAt in San Elizario on the
ner, Bal Masqué with live music by Jazz Mission Trail features four art galleries, seven
Unlimited, costume contest with prizes, and artists studio/galleries, three gift shops, the
silent auction. Cost: $45 ($10 age 5 to 12). Historic San Elizario Chapel, the Portales
For information on French classes for both Museum and the Veteran’s Museum. Most loca-
children and adults, call 833-8705 or 346-3810. tions open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
International Coin Club — El Paso’s only noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 851-0041,
coin club meets at 6:45 p.m. the second 594-8424 or SanElizarioHistoricDistrict.com.
Monday of the month at St. Paul’s United Self-guided walking tours and guided tour of
Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere. 17 historical sites also offered, including the
Information: 241-6977 or on Facebook. Chapel, Old El Paso County Jail (where Billy
the Kid broke out a friend in 1876), the old
Paso del Norte Quilt Guild — The Grist Mill, the Lafayette barracks and more.
guild’s regular meeting is 9:30 a.m. the second Free guides available at all galleries and muse-
Saturday (Feb. 8) of the month, at University um.
Presbyterian Church, 631 Resler. Program pre-
sented at 11 a.m. after the meeting; topic to be
La Viña Winery — 4201 S. NM Highway
28, one mile north of Vinton Road. Information:
announced. Anyone age 18 or older interested
(575) 882-7632 or lavinawinery.com.
in quilting is welcome; no experience needed.
The tasting room and patio are open for sales
Information: jsw79904@yahoo.com.

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For event tickets sold through Ticketmaster, In post-war Paris, World War II veteran Jerry
call 1-800-745-3000 or go to ticketmaster.com. Mulligan begins a new life as a painter, but
Unless indicated, prices listed do not include things get complicated when he meets a young
service charges. Parisian woman. Winner of four Tony Awards,
it features Gershwin favorites such as “I Got
A Conversation with Gary Vaynerchuk Rhythm,” “Liza,” “S’Wonderful,” “But Not for
— An evening with the bestselling author,
Me” and “Stairway to Paradise.”
entrepreneur, and internet personality is 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 5, at UTEP’s Don Haskins ‘The Bachelor’ Live on Stage — The hit
Center. Tickets: $40-$200 (Ticketmaster). romance reality series comes to El Paso at 7
p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Abraham Chavez
Jay Pharoah — The SNL alum performs Theatre. Hosted by “The Bachelor” fan
7:30 p.m. Thursday, and 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
favorites Ben Higgins and Becca Kufrin, “The
Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6-8, at El Paso
Bachelor Live on Stage” fits an entire season of
Comic Strip, 1201 Airway. Tickets: $25; $30
“Bachelor” drama into one evening, giving
VIP. Information: 779-LAFF (5233) or
members of the audience the opportunity to
laff2nite.com. Pharoah is well known for his
find love, complete with a rose ceremony.
impressions of President Barack Obama, Jay Z,
Tickets: $39.50-$69.50 (VIP meet and greet
Denzel Washington, Kanye West, and others.
tickets are $135) (Ticketmaster).
’70s Valentine’s Party — The dinner and Information:bachelorliveonstage.com.
dance featuring 70s Disco Motown, Soul amd
‘Bely y Beto’ — The Spanish language family
more is 6:30 to 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at El
show brings its live tour to El Paso at 7 p.m.
Maida Shrine, 6331 Alabama. The party show
Friday, Feb. 28, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets
from Las Vegas features Grammy winner Hazel
sold out at press time (Ticketmaster).
Payne (from A Taste of Honey), Randall
Bostick, (a Rick James Impersonator), Las Vegas Itzhak Perlman — El Paso Pro-Musica pres-
showman Bobby Rose, and special guest ents the “Reigning Virtuoso of the Violin” at
Jerome Gullatt with 911 In Effect. Admission: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at the
$35; VIP $49, plus service charge. Tickets avail- Plaza Theatre. Perlman was honored with a
able at El Maida Shrine or at 562-1444. Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for
Information: the70sreunion.com. excellence in the recording arts. His recordings
have garnered 15 Grammy Awards. Tickets:
Jo Koy — The comedian Jo Koy brings his $50-$150 (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-
“Just Kidding” World Tour to El Paso at 7 p.m.
8163 or eppm.org.
Friday, Feb. 14, at Abraham Chavez Theatre.
Tickets: $40-$60; VIP packages available ‘The Illusionists — Live From
(Ticketmaster). Broadway’ — Broadway in El Paso presents
the world’s best-selling magic show at 7:30
Raúl Di Blasio and Barbara Padilla — p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at the Plaza
The celebrated pianist teams up with the oper-
Theatre, showcasing the top Illusionists on
atic singer for a “Concierto Para Enamorados”
earth. Tickets: $32.50-$72.50 (Ticketmaster).
at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the Plaza Theatre.
Information: 231-1111 or
Tickets: $39-$99 (Ticketmaster).
visitelpaso.com/broadway.
Valentine’s Freestyle Love Jam — Lisa Harry Connick Jr. — Connick brings his
Lisa and Stevie B lead this year’s Love Jam at
“True Love: An Intimate Performance” tour to
7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at UTEP’s Don
El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the
Haskins Center, with TKA, Shannon, Debbie
Plaza Theatre, on the heels of his recently
Deb, Stacey Q, and Pretty Poison. Tickets:
released No. 1 jazz album, “True Love: A
$30.50-$52.50(Ticketmaster).
Celebration of Cole Porter.” Tickets: $62.50-
Ángela Aguilar — The mariachi/ranchera $125.50 (Ticketmaster).
singer, daughter of Pepe Aguilar, performs at 8
Cher — Cher brings her “Here We Go Again
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Abraham Chavez
Tour” to UTEP’s Don Haskins Center at 8
Theatre. Tickets: $55-$149.75 (Ticketmaster).
p.m. Friday, March 6, with special guests Nile
Alan Jackson — The country superstar per- Rodgers & CHIC. Tickets: $84-$128.20. VIP
forms at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at UTEP’s packages: $393-$744. (Ticketmaster).
Don Haskins Center. Tickets:$36.24-$96.24;
Abbie Gardner — Mimbres Region Arts
VIP packages $169-$619 (Ticketmaster).
Council’s Indie/Folk Series 10th anniversary
Rumours: A Tribute to Fleetwood season presents dobro player Abbie Gardner at
Mac — 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Rio Grande 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Buckhorn
Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Opera House, 32 Main in Pinos Altos, near
Downtown Mall. Rumours recreates the band’s Silver City, N.M. Tickets: $25 ($20 MRAC
legendary persona, in all its youthful glory from members) Information: (575) 538-2505 or
1975-198. Admission: $30. Information: (575) mimbresarts.org.
541-2290 or riograndetheatre.org. Upcoming performances include Elisa Gilkyson
(April 4), and Hard Road Trio (May 9).
Pitbull — The rapper returns to El Paso for
at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at El Paso County ‘The Music of Selena’ — El Paso
Coliseum. Pitbull has sold more than 100 mil- Symphony Orchestra celebrates the legacy of
lion records worldwide. Tickets: $65 to $199 the trailblazing artist and “Queen of Tejano
(Ticketmaster). Music” at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at The
Plaza Theatre, with vocalist Isabel Marie
‘An American in Paris’ — Broadway in El Sanchez performing iconic Selena hits like
Paso presents Tony Award-winning Musical “Dreaming of You,” “Colo la Flor,” and “Bidi
featuring favorite Gershwin songs at 7:30 p.m. Bidi Bom Bom.” Tickets: $30-$75
Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 25-26, at the (Ticketmaster). Information: 532-3776 or
Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $32.50-$72.50 epso.org.
(Ticketmaster). Information: 231-1111 or vis-
itelpaso.com/broadway. Please see Page 11

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Here’s the Ticket 7 p.m. Friday, March 27, at UTEP’s Don Southwest University Park. Nitro’s daredevils
Haskins Center, with Tauren Wells, Jordan brave the world’s largest jumps - including one Kane Brown — The contemporary country
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Feliz, We Are Messengers, Ryan Stevenson and of the largest action sports ramps in the world. singer and 2018’s CMT’s Artist of the Year per-
Aaron Cole. Presented by Food for the Gates open at 6 p.m.; 5 p.m. for VIP passhold- forms at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at UTEP’s
Hungry. Tickets: $19.75-$89.75 (Ticketmaster). ers. Tickets: $29-$99 at southwestuniversity- Don Haskins Center, with guests Chris Lane
KISS — The legendary hard rock band brings park.com. Information at nitrocircus.com. and Russell Dickerson. Tickets: $52-$170
Information: awakeningevents.com.
its “End of the Road,” tour to El Paso 7:30 p.m.
(Ticketmaster). VIP experiences available.
Monday, March 9, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Prince Royce — The Latin pop superstar Celtic Woman: Celebration — The 15th
Center. Opening act is David Lee Roth, best returns to El Paso for his “Alter Ego” U.S. Tour anniversary tour of the Grammy-nominated, Shen Yun 2020 — The celebration of 5,000
known as the lead singer of Van Halen. Tickets 8 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at El Paso County multi-platinum international music group is 7 years of Chinese culture through music and
range from $123 to $993 (Ticketmaster) Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $41-$91; p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at the Plaza dance returns to the area at 2 and 7 p.m.
VIP packages $150-$950 (Ticketmaster). Theatre. Tickets: $29.25-$150.00
Trippie Redd — The rapper performs at 8 (Ticketmaster).
p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at El Paso County Nick Cannon Presents: MTV Wild ‘N Please see Page 12
Coliseum. Tickets: $42 (Ticketmaster). Out Live — Cannon brings his wildly popular
improv/competition tour, bringing together
Cirque du Soleil’s ‘OVO’ — Cirque du
comedy, variety and game shows, to El Paso at
Soleil brings its touring arena show back to El
8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at UTEP’s Don
Paso for six performances March 12-15 at
Haskins Center, with favorite Wild ‘N Out cast
UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets start at
members, including DC Young Fly, Karlous
$35 ($24.50 for children); senior, military, stu-
Miller, Emmanuel Hudson, Justina Valentine,
dent discounts, and family packs available.
Hit Man, Conceited, DJ D-Wreck and Pretty
(Ticketmaster). Information: 747-5234.
Vee (lineup may vary). Music performers plat-
Rick Trevino — The country star performs inum “My Type” and “Icy Grl” entertainer
at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the Plaza Saweetie. Tickets: $22.75-$293.24; VIP pack-
Theatre, with special guest Patsy Torres (Patsy ages $175-$495 (Ticketmaster).
Cline tribute artist). Tickets: $42.50-$62.50
Ana Gabriel — The Latin pop star brings her
(Ticketmaster).
“Estamos A Tiempo US Tour” to the Sun City
‘Once’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the at 8 p.m. Friday, April 3, at El Paso County
winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $51-$181
Best Musical at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, (Ticketmaster).
March 13-14, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets:
‘Tejano Legends’ — Ruben Ramos head-
$32.50-$72.50 (Ticketmaster). Information:
lines the Tex-Mex music style tour with the
231-1111 or visitelpaso.com/broadway.
Mexican Revolution and mariachis at 8 p.m.
Dwight Yoakam — The multiple Grammy- Saturday, April 4, at the Plaza Theatre.
winning country star performs at 8 p.m. Tickets: $42.50 to $62.50(Ticketmaster).
Saturday, March 14, at the Abraham Chavez
‘Les Misérables’ — Broadway in El Paso
Theatre. Tickets: $39.75 to $129.75
presents Cameron Mackintosh’s new produc-
(Ticketmaster).
tion of the Tony-winning musical based on the
JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour — The book by Victor Hugo April 7-12, at the Plaza
Nickelodeon singer, dancer, actress and Theatre. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
YouTube personality performs at 7 p.m. through Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 14, at NMSU’s Pan American Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $47.50-
Center. Tickets: $34-$64; VIP packages $175- $87.50 (Ticketmaster). Information: 231-1111
$349 (Ticketmaster). or visitelpaso.com/broadway.
Franco Escamilla — The Mexican comedi- ‘Baby Shark Live!’ — Pinkfong and Round
an, musician and radio announcer returns to El Room Live’s new concert experience is
Paso for his brand new “Payaso” Tour at 7 p.m. Thursday, April, 9, at Abraham Chavez
Sunday, March 22, at the Plaza Theatre. Theatre, as part of its North American Tour.
Tickets: $39 to $125 (Ticketmaster). Tickets: $29.50-$59.50 (Ticketmaster).
Kate Del Castillo — The Mexican actress’s Ozuna Nibiru World Tour — The reggae-
“Estoy Okate” (I’m ‘OKate’) tour discussing her ton and trap singer performs at 8 p.m.
career and life is 9 p.m. Friday, March 20, at Thursday, April 9, at UTEP’s Don Haskins
the Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Center. Center. Tickets: $33-$293; VIP packages are
Tickets available at (Ticketmaster). $299-$549 (Ticketmaster).
La Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga — Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue
The popular Mexican group performs at 8 p.m. — The hit Nickelodeon show “Paw Patrol”
Saturday, March 21, at UTEP’s Don Haskins presents its live stage show April 10-12, at El
Center. Tickets: $39-$149. (Ticketmaster). Paso County Coliseum. Showtime is 6 p.m.
Friday, 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m.
The Texas Tenors — Woman’s Club of El Sunday. Tickets: $23-$56; VIP first three row
Paso presents the group’s “10th Anniversary tickets; $102 (Ticketmaster).
Tour” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 23, at the
Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $45-$117 Carlos Ballarta — One of Mexico’s most
(Ticketmaster). popular comedians performs at 8 p.m.
Thursday, April 16, at UTEP’s Magoffin
Rage Against the Machine — The rock Auditorium. Tickets: $35-$75 (Ticketmaster).
band brings its North American reunion to
both El Paso and Las Cruces Las Cruces, with Luke Combs — The ACM, CMA and CMT
shows 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in El Paso, Award-winning artist brings his “What You See
and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2020. Venues Is What You Get Tour” Tuesday, April 21, to
and ticket information to be announced at the NMSU Pan American Center in Las Cruces,
rageagainstthemachine2020.com. 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 ‘Jersey Boys’ — The Tony- and Grammy-
p.m. Thursday, March 26, at the Abraham winning story of Frankie Valli & The Four
Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $17.50-$65 Seasons is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at
(Ticketmaster). NMSU’s Pan American Center in Las Cruces.
Tickets: $35-$69 (Ticketmaster).
TobyMac — The Christian Grammy-winning Nitro Circus — The stunt group’s “You Got
rocker headlines the 2020 “Hits Deep Tour” at This” tour is 7 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at

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Here’s the Ticket • Reggae band The Gladiators featuring Droop
Lion perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5. $5.
Cont’d from Page 11
• Vader — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, with
Abysmal Dawn, Hideous Divinity and more.
Saturday, May 2, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets:
• Ingested — 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19,
$80-$150 (Ticketmaster). Information: 1-800-
with The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, Cabal, and
380-8265 or ShenYun.com/El-Paso.
others. Tickets: $15.
The 1975 — The UK art-pop quartet brings • In Search of Solace — 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb.
their North American tour to El Paso at 7 p.m. 20, with Call It Home and local support. $10.
Sunday, May 3, at UTEP’s Don Haskins • Vale of Pnath — 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22,
Center, with supporting acts. Tickets: $44.95 with Gorod and Wolf King. Tickets: $15.
to $59.95 (Ticketmaster). • Issues — 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, featuring
Tyler Carter (formerly of Woe, Is M). $18.
REO Speedwagon — The rock band
returns to El Paso at 8 p.m. Monday, May 4, at Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson.
Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $47.25- Doors usually open one hour prior to show
$127.25; VIP packages are $165-$225 time. All concerts listed are all ages. Surcharge
(Ticketmaster). for ages under 21. Available in advance at The
Headstand or eventbrite.com. Information:
Shinedown — The multi-platinum rock band lowbrowpalace.com.
rock band brings their “Deep Dive” tour to El • La Gusana Ciega — The Mexican alt rock
Paso 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, at the Plaza band performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1.
Theatre. Tickets: $39.50-$69.50 Tickets: $25.
(Ticketmaster). • Grayscale — The alternative rock band per-
Thunder from Down Under — The forms at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, with Hot
internationally acclaimed male revue from Mulligan, WSTR and Lurk. Tickets. $17.
Australia presents their 2020 World Tour at 8 • Jasper Bones — The Chicano “wavy-soul”
p.m. Friday, May 15, at the Plaza Theatre. artist performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6,
Must be 18 or older to attend. (Ticketmaster). with Royal Jag. Tickets: $13.
• Lane 8 — The electronic DJ/Producer per-
‘Scooby-Doo! and The Lost City of forms at 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. Tickets: $20.
Gold’ — The live show based on the hit car- • The Winehouse Experience — The Amy
toon series is 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, Winehouse tribute is 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8.
at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $29.50-$49.50. Tickets: $18 (ticketweb.com).
VIP tickets: $192 (Ticketmaster). • The Addicts — The British punk band per-
Darci Lynne and Friends — The singer- forms at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10. Tickets: $25.
ventriloquist, who won “America’s Got Talent” • Chastity Belt — The rock band performs at 8
at age 12, presents her “Fresh Out of the Box” p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, with Loose Tooth. $12.
Tour at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at Abraham • The Aggrolites — The band’s “Reggae Now
Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $27.25-$47.25. VIP Tour” is 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18. $15.
packages: $97.25. (Ticketmaster) • Pinegrove — The indie rock band performs
at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, with Whitney
Los Angeles Azules — The internationally Ballen. Tickets: $17.
popular cumbia sinfoncia group, on its Todos • Ezra Furman — The alternative rock singer
Somos Cumbia Tour, performs at 8 p.m. performs at 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, with
Thursday, Sept. 17, at El Paso County Kelley Stoltz. Tickets: $13.
Coliseum. Tickets: $36-$196 (Ticketmaster). • White Reaper — The rock band behind hits
Camila — The Mexican pop-rock band show like “Might be Right,” “1F” and “Real Long
is at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at the Plaza Time” perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.
Theatre. Tickets: $49.50-$250 (Ticketmaster). 26, with the Aquadolls. Tickets: $15.
• Luna Luna — The folk rock band performs at
8 p.m. Sunday, March 1. Tickets: $12.
Venues & series
Club Here I Love You — 115 S. Durango.
El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway. Specializing in electronic and DJ music. Most
Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and events are at 9 p.m. and are 18 and older,
9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. unless listed otherwise. Presale tickets subject
Sunday. Closed Feb. 2 and 9. Tickets: $6 to change; available at nightout.com.
Thursday, $12 Friday and Saturday; $8 Sunday, Information: 307-7736 or on Facebook.
except as listed. Age 17 and older admitted. • Warped featuring Avision and Dustin
VIP Booths $10 more per ticket for all shows; Holtsbery is Saturday, Feb. 1. Tickets: $10.
available at ticketweb.com. • No Man with guest Speaker Honey is 8 p.m.
Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233), Friday, Feb. 7. Tickets: $15-$20.
elpasocomicstrip.com or on Facebook at El • Mood II Swing is Friday, Feb. 14. Tickets:
Paso Comic Strip. $15.
• Jan. 30-Feb. 1: K-von (opening act Justin • The Love Hangover featuring Rybo is
Rivera) Saturday, Feb. 15. Tickets: $10.
• Feb. 13-16: Nikki Carr Two-day Valentine’s weekend pass for Feb.
SNL alum Jay Pharoah performs Feb. 6-8. 14-15 is $10.
Tickets: $25 ($30 VIP). • Mark Farina is Friday, Feb. 28. Early bird
tickets: $15; General admission: $20.

Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Flickinger Center for Performing Arts
Montana, specializing in metal and hard rock. — 1110 New York, in Alamogordo.
Most shows 18 and older admitted; surcharge Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickinger-
for under 21. Some tickets available under center.com.
holdmyticket.com. Information: 591-7625 or • International Guitar Night — four of the best
on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen. guitar players in the world on one stage per-
A Dead Girls Art Fest is 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. form together on one stage Saturday, Feb. 8,
15. Art vendors and live music. Admission: $3. along with the annual Chocolate Buffet.
• Wicked Garden — The Stone Temple Pilots Tickets: $15, $26, $35.
tribute is at 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1. • Celebrated solo pianist George Winston per-
• Ether Coven — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4,
with Outlier and Barishi. Please see Page 13

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Ticket his band perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8.
With 21 No. 1 hit songs, this singer-songwriter
Cont’d from Page 12
defined the ‘urban cowboy’ sound of the 80s in
songs like “I Loved ‘em Everyone,” “Slow
forms at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11. Winston’s
Burn,” “Do You Wanna Go To Heaven,” and
career spans more than 40 years, with 15 mil-
“Party Time.” Tickets: $39-$59.
lion albums sold. Tickets: $21, $25 and $35.
• Sons of Mystro — Two virtuoso violinists Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and
inspired by, and under the tutelage of Black Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Most shows begin
Violin Duo, perform Saturday, Feb. 29. at 8 p.m. and are limited to age 21 and older,
Tickets: $10, $20, $28. unless listed otherwise. Tickets through
• Socks in the Frying Pan — The Irish music Yapsody.com or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-
group performs Friday, March 13. Tickets: 877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
$10, $20, $28. • Linkin’ Bridge — The R&B Group headlines
• Six Appeal — The a cappella super group the Valentine’s dinner at Friday, Feb. 14.
brings their upbeat and fun style of song to the Dinner at 6 p.m.; show at 7 p.m. Tickets: $55
stage Saturday, March 28. Tickets: $15, $26, general admission.
$35. • Criss Angel — The popular magician per-
forms his “Mindfreak Unplugged” show
Spencer Theater for Performing Arts Saturday, Feb. 15. Tickets: $45-$95.
— 108 Spencer Road (off Airport Hwy 220) in
• George Lopez — The standup comic and TV
Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800 or
star performs Friday, March 20. Tickets: $45-
spencertheater.com. Public buffets ($20) are
$75.
available before most shows.
Country singer-songwriter T.G. Sheppard and

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — in the foyer. Information: Larry Brooks, (575)
1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), 640-8752 or mvjazzblues.net.
Sunland Park, N.M. No cover; age 21 and older The Borderless Brass Band is an El Paso based
admitted. Information: (575) 874-5200, New Orleans Dixieland jazz group consisting of
Sunland-Park.com/entertainment or on Chris Oliver on trumpet, Rosemary Oliver on
Facebook. clarinet, Marc Moomaw on saxophone, Jon
Park After Dark live music is 8:30 p.m. every Scanlon on trombone, Tristan Bouilly on tuba
Friday and Saturday. Mariachi bands perform at and Colin BcAllister on drums.
5 p.m. Sundays. Special tribute concerts:
Dan Miller — Grant County Community
• Joan Sebastian (Fernando Olea), Friday, Jan. 31.
Concert Association presents the cowboy
• Los Burkis & Los Yonics Tribute, Friday,
music revue at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at
Feb. 14.
WNMU Fine Arts Auditorium in Silver City.
• Fleetwood Mac Tribute, Saturday, Feb. 15.
Tickets: $20. Age 17 and younger with paid
For full band lineup, see website.
adult (two per adult) admitted free.
Remember Then — The nostalgia group’s Information: (575) 538-5862 or gcconcerts.org.
“Reunion...plus” show is 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
Also
1, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown
Mall in Las Cruces. Tickets: $25. Information: Love Buzz — 3011 Pershing. Age 21 and
(575) 541-2290 or riograndetheatre.com. older, unless otherwise listed. Features both
local and touring performers. Most perform-
Larry Lesser concerts — A free concert ances are free and begin. Information: 257-
and conversation by songwriter Larry Lesser is
3118 or on Facebook at LoveBuzz915.
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday,
• Chinese Doom Metal band Alpapa performs
Feb. 4, at UTEP’s Rubin Center (off Dawson
at 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, with Monrowe,
Drive next to the Sun Bowl). Lesser will sing
Acululation De Cuerpos, Lady of Midday and
from his new CD of original songs based on
Heinous Mutation.
Jewish texts and universal messages. Hosted by
• Part Time returns at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday,
UTEP Religious Studies. Information: 747-6151,
Feb. 11, with Gary Wilson and the Blind
rubin.utep.edu or on Facebook at RubinCenter.
Dates. Tickets: $10 (Eventbrite).
Lesser also will host a free concert and con-
• Mathrock giants Floral and Standards per-
versation 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at
form at 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, with local
Temple Mount Sinai, 4408 N. Stanton.
support.
Information: 532-5959 or
• Indie post-punk band Church Girls perform
templemountsinai.com.
at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23.
Classical Drinking — Doña Ana Arts Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
Council (DAAC) hosts its monthly musical
— 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Most shows 18 and older.
series 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, fea-
Admission is free. Information: 860-7777,
turing Erik Unsworth on double bass at the
speakingrock.com or on Facebook.
DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de
Rock band Escape the Fate performs at 8
Mercado in Mesilla. Cost: $15; in advance at
p.m. Friday, Feb. 7.
daarts.org or at the door. Cash bar by Dry
The legendary Chubby Checker performs at
Point Distillers; non-alcoholic options offered.
7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14.
Information: (575) 523-6403.
La Parada — The monthly grassroots event
Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society celebrating local culture and lifestyles is 9 p.m.
— The society presents the Borderless Brass
to 2 a.m. the first Friday of the month (Feb. 7)
Band in honor of Fat Tuesday at its monthly
at San Carlos Building, 501 Texas. Art market
concert series 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at First
open all night. Cover $5 age 21 and older; $10
Christian Church, 1809 El Paseo in Las Cruces.
age 18 and older. Information: 351-6023 or on
Admission: $10 ($5 members; $1 students with
Facebook at laparadaep.
ID). Coffee and dessert reception at 6:30 p.m.

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Piazzolla, Tito Puente, Dave Brubeck and
more. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 3
p.m. Sunday. Tickets $41-$51: information:
(575) 646-3709, lascrucessymphony.com or on
Facebook.
UTEP Department of Music — Fox Fine
Arts Recital Hall. Performances are at 7:30
Young People’s Concerts — The El Paso line is March 31. Information:
sjackson@epsmf.org, 449-0619 or epsmf.org. p.m. except as listed. For most events, tickets
Symphony Orchestra presents its 80th season
are $5 ($3 students, military and seniors, free
of free programs for 5th-graders at 10:30 a.m.
EPSYOs Winter Concert — El Paso for UTEP students, faculty, staff and children
and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday,
Symphony Youth Orchestras, directed by 12 and younger. Information: 747-5606 or Dr. Michelle Mendoza
Jan. 29-31, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre.
James O. Welsch, perform at 3 p.m. Saturday, music.utep.edu.
Presented in collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s
Feb. 1, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. • Wind Symphony Concert is Tuesday, Feb.
1280 Hawkins Suite 208
Weill Music Institute Link Up program for the

We Provide:
Tickets: $15 ($10 active military, students, sen- 18. El Paso, TX 79925
9th year, and directed by James Welsch. The
iors). Information: 525-8978 or epsyos.org. • Guest recital with percussionist Mark Stone
public is invited on a space-available basis; call
is Thursday, Feb. 20. Stone, associate profes-
for availability. Information: 532-3776 or Lynn Harrell — The “Dean of American
sor of world music and percussion at Oakland
epso.org. Cellists,” performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
University, performs original works for gyil,
Bioidentical
About 4,000 students will attend the opening 1, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, to con-
array mbira and karimba. Traditional West
day of the Young People’s Concerts. Students clude El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Music
Hormone Therapy
African music selections will be performed in
will play the recorder or violin and interact Festival. Tickets: $25 ($20 seniors and military; Weight Loss
collaboration with UTEP faculty, Andy P.
with the orchestra. $5 students and federal employees).
Smith, and students.
Wellness
Information: 747-8163 or eppm.org.
El Paso Wind Symphony — The wind • Orchestra concert is Tuesday, Feb. 25. Platelet Rich Plasma
symphony performances begin at 7:30 p.m. on ‘The Straussiana’ — El Paso Community • Layali Al-Sham — The Middle Eastern world Botox • Fillers
select Fridays. Tickets: $10; $5 students, mili- Foundation’s Jewel Box Series presents a per- music ensemble performs Saturday, Feb. 29.

Aesthetician
tary, seniors. Information: elpasowindsympho- formance by Ballet in Session Academy at 2:30 • Symphony Band and Concert Band performs
Microneedling
ny.com or on Facebook at El Paso Wind p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Philanthropy Tuesday, March 3.

Services:
Symphony. Theatre (next to the Plaza Theatre). Tickets: • Wind Symphony concert is Thursday, March
The Jan. 31 performance is at Pebble Hills $16 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-4020 or 26.
High School, 14400 Pebble Hills. epcf.org.
EPSO’s ‘A Night at the Met’ — El Paso
The Feb. 28 performance is at UTEP’s Fox The music and dance of old Vienna come to
Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bohuslav Chemical Peels
Fine Arts Recital Hall featuring the TMEA life in this original production from Rebecca
Rattay, performs a night of the best Opera
Region 22 All-State Musicians. Meza of Ballet in Session Academy, set to
Dermaplaning
Arias 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-
music by Johann Strauss, Johann Strauss II and
EPSMF applications — El Paso Society for 22, in the Plaza Theatre, with overtures and
Luxury Facials
Josef Strauss.
Musicians of the Future seeks applications intermezzos. Tickets: $16-$45; $9 and $11 for
Teen Facials
online for its 2020 OM/NI (Original Music/New Mambo Kings — Las Cruces Symphony students (Ticketmaster). Information: 532-3776 Microdermabrasion
Ideas) program for composers, open to original Orchestra presents a Latin Jazz tour with music or epso.org.
Opening notes with Dr. James Welsch are
Enzymes
scores for solo piano. Junior division open to Argentina, Cuba, Peru, Puerto Rico and the
age 9-16; Emerging division open to age 17-25. United States, Feb. 15-16, at NMSU’s presented at 6:30 p.m. each night in the myvitalityspa.com
Cash awards in each division, plus an Atkinson Recital Hall, with conductor Lonnie Philanthropy Theatre next to the Plaza.
“Audience Choice Award.” Application dead- Klein. The show features the music of Astor 915-585-1300

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‘The Straussiana’ — El Paso Community The workshop will culminate with a short
Foundation’s Jewel Box Series presents the performance on Sunday immediately after the
music and dance of old Vienna in this original workshop. Participation in the performance is
production from Rebecca Meza of Ballet in optional.
Session Academy, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9,
Contra Dance — The Southern New
at the Philanthropy Theatre (next to Plaza).
Mexico Music and Dance Society’s monthly
Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster). Music by Johann
contra dance is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Feb.
Strauss, Johann Strauss II and Josef Strauss.
21, at Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle
Information: 533-4020 or epcf.org.
de Santiago in Las Cruces, with a Mardi Gras
‘Dottie!’ — The Dance Eclectic presents its theme. Live music by Bayou Seco and the
original show 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. Deming Fusiliers/Fusilettes. Caller is Lonnie
14-15, at Black Box Theater, 430 N Mail in Las Ludeman. The dance begins with beginners’
Cruces. Members of the local dance collective lessons at 7:30 p.m.; no partner or experience
present choreography in genres ranging from needed. Cost: $6 ($4 youth). Information:
classical ballet to jazz to modern dance. Ticket (575) 522-1691 or snmmds.org.
information (575) 523-1223 or
Tea Dances — Free tea dances to Big Band
tktassistant.com. Information: thedanceeclec-
and Golden Oldies hits spun by DJ Larry are 1
tic.com or on Facebook.
to 3 p.m. every Monday, plus Fridays except
Dottie! is set in 1920s Hollywood and loosely
the last two Fridays of the month, at Memorial
based on the classic story of “The Wizard of
Park Senior Center, 1800 Byron (behind El
Oz.” Follow the adventures of Dottie Gable,
Paso Rose Garden on Copia). Information: 212-
who moved to Hollywood to become a famous
2115 or elpasotexas.gov/parks-and-
actress.
recreation/senior-centers.
Flamenco Fusion Workshop — Sol Dances are also at the Wellington Chew
Studio, 4016 Montana, hosts a workshop 3 to 6 Center, 4430 Maxwell, the third Friday of the
p.m. Saturday and 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. month.
15-16, using basic movements of Flamenco to
Munson Center Saturday Night Dance
teach incorporating self-expression into this
— Munson Center, 975 S. Mesquite, Las
particular style of dance. Techniques from
Cruces, hosts its monthly senior dance 4 to 6
other dance forms will also be used. Open to
p.m. on the first Saturday of the month (Feb.
non-dancers, beginners, and experienced
1). Tickets: $3; can be purchased the week of
dancers of all styles. Cost: $40 by Jan 31; $50
the dance. Information: (575) 541-3000.
after. Information: 996-1814 solstudioep.com.

All phone numbers listed are in Juaréz. Valenzuela performs a Valentines’ concert at 8
p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. Tickets: 290-2,065 pesos.
Salon Magno — Montes de Oca 339, Zona • Camillo VII performs at 9 p.m. Saturday,
Pronaf. Information: 656 551 9458. Advance
Feb. 22. Tickete 376 pesos (pit tickets 805 and
tickets at donboleton.com.
1,720).
Los Apson performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan.
* WCF — Two World Champion Fights are
31, with Los Silver, Los Frontera and Vagos de
scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 29. Fights begin
Juárez. Age 18+. Tickets: 176 and 230 pesos;
at 5 p.m. Headline boxers are Chiquita
VIP 345 pesos.
Gonzalez and Cachorro Solis, with commen-
Centro Cultural Paso del Norte - Av. tary by Lalo Camarena. Tickets: 190-1,565
Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, across from the pesos.
Red Cross. Information: 1730300 (Facebook:
Cowboys Discotheque — Santiago
CCPasodelNorte). Advance show tickets at
Troncoso y Terrazas del Valle #571.
donboleton.com.
Information: 269-8659. Chicos de Barrio per-
• The comic show of “Chuponcito y Teo
form at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. Tickets: 290
Gonazalez” is 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1. Tickets:
(345 VIP) pesos (donboleton.com).
420-730 pesos.
• “#Recalculando con Odin Dupeyron” come- Aunt & Uncle Jazz — Amigos de la
dy show is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. Tickets: Fundacion Mascareñas’s Matices Culturales
405-635 peseos. series presents the piano and vocal duo at 8
• Tania Libertad performs at 7:30 p.m. p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Centro Cultural
Saturday, Feb. 8. Tickets: 575-975 pesos. Paso del Norte in Juarez. Tickets: $750 pesos.
• “Por qué los hombre aman a las cabronas,” Information: 544-5118 in El Paso; 612-3175 in
starring David Zepeda, Aracely Arámbula and Juárez, or fmascarenas.org.
Anastasia Acosta, is performed at 9 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 10. Based on the book by Sherry
Evolution Discoteque — Paseo de la
Victoria 4545. Information: 269 8659. Perdidos
Argov. Tickets: 460-805 pesos.
de Sinaloa perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28.
• “Mujeres de Ceniza,” a comedy by Sergio
Tickets: 290 pesos (VIC 520).Advance tickets
Marcos and Martín Guerra starring four
at donboleton.com.
women, is at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.
25. Tickets: 460-805 pesos. Gimnasio Municipal Josue Neri Santos
— Av. Mariscal at Maria Martinez. Luche libre
Centro de Convenciones Anita —
wrestling begins at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March
Waterfill zone. Information: 6821486 or
1,headlined by Aereo v. Villano 3Ero Jr.
6820693. Advance tickets at donboleton.com.
Tickets: 105-1,150 pesos (donboleton.com).
• Singer, songwriter and accordionist Remmy

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Championship Star Series — The boxing • Feb. 28-March 1: Western Oklahoma State
bouts are 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Inn of the College. Game time is 2 p.m. Friday and
Mountain Gods Resort and Casino, Mescalero, Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday.
N.M. Welterweight Austin “No Doubt” Trout
NMSU Men’s Basketball — Pan Am
will face Rosbel Montoya; bouts feature Alonzo
Center in Las Cruces. Tickets: $15-$18.
“Big Zo” Butler, Abel “King Abel” Mendozo
Information (575) 646-1447, nmstatesports.com.
and Triple A Attack. Tickets: $50 ($25 standing
• 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1: Grand Canyon
room only) Age 21 and older welcome. Jennifer Han boxing — El Paso’s feather- UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home • 7 p.m.Thursday, Feb. 13: Seattle U
(Ticketmaster). Information: 1-877-277-5677 weight boxing champion Jennifer Han returns games are in the Don Haskins Center. Tickets: • 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15: Utah Valley
or innofthemountaingods.com. to her hometown for a non-title fight 6:30 p.m. $5 general admission. Information: 747-5234 or • 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22: UT Rio Grande
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — Saturday, Feb. 15, at El Paso County Coliseum. utepathletics.com.
Tickets: $25-$100 (Ticketmaster). • 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6: Charlotte NMSU Women’s Basketball — Pan Am
1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General
• 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8: Old Dominion. Center in Las Cruces. Admission: $6-$12.
admission and parking are free. Information: Harlem Globetrotters — The Information: nmstatesports.com.
(575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com. Globetrotters return to the area at 7 p.m. Miners Hockey Club — UTEP’s hockey • 6 p.m.Thursday, Feb. 6: Chicago State
Race days are Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Friday, March 6, at NMSU’s Pan American team hosts Texas Tech for the final home • 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8: Kansas City
Tuesdays, with post time at 12:25 p.m. Center. Since 1927, the Globetrotters have vis- games of the regular season at 11 a.m. Friday • 6 p.m.Thursday, Feb. 27: Grand Canyon
through Feb. 11, and at 1 p.m. Feb. 14-April ited 115 countries and played before more than and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, at El • 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29: CSU Bakersfield.
21. Live racing runs through April 21. 100 million fans. Tickets: $20-$90 Paso County Coliseum Events Center, 4100 E.
El Paso Rhinos - The Junior League ice (Ticketmaster). Paisano. Tickets: $7. Information: 491-787 or Also
hockey team’s season home games are 7 p.m. minershockey.com.
Hueco Tanks Rock Rodeo — The 27th
Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at El College sports UTEP Softball — UTEP Tournament is annual bouldering competition is Friday through
Paso County Coliseum Events Center, next to Feb. 21-23, at the Helen of Troy Complex
UTEP Tennis — Matches are at El Paso Sunday, Feb. 14-16, at Hueco Tanks State
the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $5-$30 with IUPUI and Omaha. Games begin at 3:30
Tennis Club, 2510 N. St. Vrain (Arroyo Park). Park. Passes are $100 for the weekend; $20 for
. Information: 479-7825 or elpasorhinos.com. and 6 p.m. Friday, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, and
Matches begin at noon, unless listed otherwise. Saturday night only. Information, registration:
• Feb. 7-9: Northern Colorado Eagles 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Ticket information: 747-
Admission is free. Information: 747-5347 or americanalpineclub.org/hrr. Hueco Rock Ranch,
• Feb. 21-23: Oklahoma City Blazers 6065 or utepathletics.com.
utepathletics.com. operated by American Alpine Club, is at 17498
Tuff Hedeman West Texas Shootout • Saturday, Feb. 1: Abilene Christian Tejanas softball — The EPCC Tejanas host Bettina, about 3 miles from the state park.
— Four-time world champion bull rider and El • Sunday, Feb. 2: University of New Mexico Laredo Community College home games are 1
Paso native Tuff Hedeman presents the 14th
Special Olympics Figure Skating — The
• Friday, Feb. 28: Montana State p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31-Feb. 2020 figure skating competition is 8:30 a.m. to
annual Tuff Hedeman Championship Challenge • Sunday, March 1: Wyoming, 10 a.m. 1, at the Valle Verde Softball Field. Admission is 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at El Paso County
bull-riding event at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at free. Information: 831-2275 or
UTEP Men’s Basketball - Homes games Coliseum Events Center, 4100 Paisano.
the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 Paisano. epcc.edu/Athletics. Softball office: 831-2367.
are at the Don Haskins Center at 7 p.m., unless Spectator admission is free. Information: 533-
Tickets: $15-$80 (Ticketmaster). Information:
otherwise listed. Tickets: $10-$24. Information: Tejanos baseball — The EPCC Tejanos of 8229 or Facebook at SOTX19.
534-4329 or CBRbull.com.
Hedeman will serve as the producer, “chute 747-5234 or utepathletics.com. play at the Valle Verde Campus Baseball Field. El Paso Senior Games — City of El Paso
boss” and television commentator. • Thursday, Jan. 30: Middle Tennessee Sta*te. Admission is free. Information: 831-2275. Parks and Recreation Department’s 38th annual
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with pre-event activ- • Saturday, Feb. 1: UAB • 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 31-Feb. games for those age 50 and older run Feb. 22-
ities including food, beer, shopping and auto- • Thursday, Feb. 13: Western Kentucky 1: Scottsdale Community College May 14. Information, registration: 503-6544,
graph opportunities. • Saturday, Feb. 15: Marshall, 2 p.m. • 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24: U. of Southwest.
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Sports Plaza Downtown. Information: elpaso- Winter sports All ages welcome. Admission: $12; $10 military
marathon.org. (skate rental included). Spectator admission is
Cont’d from Page 16 Public Ice Skating — “Holidays on Ice”
Registration (through Feb. 14) is $115 for the free. Information: 479-PUCK (7825), elpaso-
marathon, $80 for the half ; and $40 for the 5K; public skating hours are 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays, hockey.org. or on Facebook.
212-0092 or elpasotexas.gov/parks. noon to 3 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Saturdays and
$10 for kids dash. Entry fees at the Race Expo
Opening Ceremony is 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. Sundays, and noon to 3 p.m., at the El Paso
the day before the race go up $10.
22, at the Polly Harris Senior Center, 650 County Coliseum Events Center, 4100 Paisano.
The El Paso Health & Fitness Expo (and pack-
Wallenberg. Please see Page 18
et pickup for all runners) is 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
• Basketball Skills is 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22,
Saturday, Feb. 15, at El Paso Convention
at Polly Harris Center.
Center, with over 30 exhibitors and vendors.
• Table Tennis is 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at
El Paso Table Tennis Club, 2727 Wyoming. Loretto Academy Nun Run — The 5K
• Swimming is 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at competitive run and non-competitive walk are
Westside Natatorium, 650 Wallenberg. 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Loretto Academy,
1300 Hardaway. Proceeds benefit Sister of
UTEP Cheerleading Competition — Loretto in Pakistan, and other charities.
The 11th annual UTEP Cheerleading
Registration: $20 through Jan. 31; $30 beginning
Championships are 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at
Feb. 1, including on race day. Information: 566-
UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Registration per
8400 or raceadventuresunlimited.com.
squad: $125 through Feb. 12; $225 after
February 13. Deadline is Feb. 19. Information: Run Faster than San Pedro de Jesus —
241-4676 or on Facebook at UTEP Cheer. The 1-mile “short race with a long name” is 8
a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at San Pedro De Jesus
El Paso Bicycle Club — All rides are free Maldonado Catholic Church, 3000 Tim Foster.
and open to the public; helmets required.
Registration: $25 through Feb. 19; $30 Feb. 20-
Information: elpasobicycleclub.com.Schedule on
22; $20 per person teams of 10 or more.
Meetup.com (El Paso Bicycle Club).
Information: raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Running events Dave Frazier Memorial 5K — Immanuel


Christian School’s inaugural 5K run and 1-mile
UMC Health Start — University Medical Walk benefiting the school’s Athletic
Center’s 5K run and 1 mile fun run/walk is 9
Department is 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at
a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at UMC West Clinic,
Immanuel Christian School, 1201 Hawkins.
6600 N. Desert. Kids dash begins at 9:10 a.m.
Registration: $30 run, $15 walk, through Feb.
for age 10 and younger. Registration: $15 5K
23 at immanuelwarriors.org
and family walk; $5 Kids dash through Jan. 30.
Packet pickup and race day registration: $20.
Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663.
Run with Your Doc — The 10K, 5K and 1-
Mile Run/Walk benefiting Amador Health
Super Bowl Sunday Run VIII — The Las Center is Saturday, Feb. 29, at Doña Ana
Cruces Running Club will host the 8th annual 1- Community College-East Mesa Campus, 2800
mile fun run, 5K and 5-mile race is 8 a.m. Sonoma Ranch in Las Cruces. One-mile dash
Sunday, Feb. 2, at Centennial High School, begins at 8 a.m. and 10K at 8:15 a.m., and 5K
1950 Sonoma Ranch Road. Registration: $20 race at 8:30 a.m. Registration: $35 for 10K and
online through Jan. 30. Free for kids fun run. 5K, $30 for 1 mile; youth 12 and younger $15
Register at lascrucesrunningclub.com. per event. Registration after Feb. 17 and on
race day is $35. Information: 274-5222.
Cupid’s Chase 5K — The 5K run benefiting Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Community Options is 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8,
at Old Mesilla Plaza, 2114 Calle de Santiago in
Mesilla. Runners, walkers, and rollers (baby
NAWIC Paving the Way 5K — National
Association of Women In Construction hosts
strollers and wheelchairs) raise funds to help
the fundraising 5K run/walk and 1 mile fun walk
people with disabilities. Registration begins at 7
benefiting its scholarship fund at 8 a.m. Sunday,
a.m. Information: (575) 532-9275.
March 1, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa,
Lone Star Hundred — The ultramarathon Suite 205. Registration (through Feb. 28): $25;
trail run is Feb. 8-9 at Franklin Mountains State $30 on Feb. 29 and race day. Information:
Park Tom Mays Unit’s Upper Sunset Parking 478.5663 or raceadventuresunlimited.com.
lot, with 100-mile and 100K events, individual
and relay. The 100-mile event begins at 5 a.m.
Saturday, with a 36-hour cutoff. The 100K
event begins at 6 a.m. with a 35-hour cutoff.
Entry fee is $240 for the 100-mile, $170 for the
100K; $220 for the relay. Registration at ultra-
signup.com. Information:
trailracingovertexas.com/lone-star-100.
Charter Day Urban Challenge — The
Silver City Territorial Charter Day’s Urban
Challenge Fun Run is 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15,
through Downtown Silver City. The run is
about 5K and starts under the Downtown Arch
on Broadway to the Market Street Walking
Bridge. Sponsored by Silver City Main Street
and WNMU. Entry fee is three cans of food for
the WNMU Food Pantry & the Grant County
Food Pantry. Pre-register at silvercitymain-
street.com. Race day registration is 8 am next
to the Murray Ryan Visitor Center, 201 N.
Hudson. Information: (575) 534-1700 or sil-
vercitymainstreet.com.
Michelob Ultra Marathon, Half
Marathon and 5K — The 13th annual races
are 7 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, starting and finish-
ing at Southwest University Park, 1 Ballpark

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Dad’s gas disrupts Taking a Look Back
by John McVey Middagh
dozing dachsund
rowing up we always had dachs- The night rolled on, I slept on the

G hunds. Small dogs, low to the


ground, fast and spunky, they made
great companions. We named them all
ground across the fire from Dad, so dur-
ing the night I would throw on a log or
two to keep me warmer. Suddenly I heard
this poooot, a loud passing of gas coming
Fritzy.
Our first Fritzy was long and mostly from Dad’s direction. Then I hear
black. He did everything with us kids: Segundo let out a yelp and, by the light
fishing along the drainage ditch in the of the moon, I saw him bolt from the bot-
Upper Valley, dove hunting in the bosque tom of dad’s bedroll like a groundhog
west of the Boy Scout camp and camping tunneling just below the surface of a
out in the desert around Kilbourne Hole, lawn. Segundo darted past my dad’s
the volcanic crater northwest of El Paso. nightcap-covered head, gasping for fresh
Fritzy is buried in the backyard at 313 air as he emerged. He hit the ground
Belva Way, the old adobe family home shaking all over.
that Mom and Dad had built in 1950. I woke up in the morning with Segundo
Our second Fritzy we called Segundo. sleeping with me. I don’t know if he ever
He, like Fritzy uno, was also a great ventured to the bottom of Dad’s bedroll
friend and did all and more with the fam- again.
ily. One camping trip to Kilbourne Hole, Oh, how I treasure those memories,
we drove to the bottom and spent a cold being older now, in fact now a great-
night there. My dad had set up his cot grandfather. I did introduce my children
early before it got dark, spreading out his to camping out in the desert when they
bedroll and extra blankets with his red were young, but around that time I started
Mexican serape on top, pillow in place. trading horses and equipment for a living
Then he made his way back to the camp- and things changed a bit. We would haul
fire to help finish solving the problems of our horses to the campsite in a variety of
the world with the rest of us. The bottle trailers. We were able to sleep in those
of mescal was still being passed around trailers, although the children often chose
the adults, a chaser of beer close at hand. to sleep out under the stars.
The conversations were never finished We also traveled to many different
until the last person consumed the worm places with newfound friends in the Sun
found at the bottom of the bottle. Country Trail Riders. Not as much
Although my dad had them all bested mescal with the new bunch, not much
with many years of experience, he could alcohol at all; it was a family-oriented
get the worm with the first gulp if he group of nearly 100 members. Still the
wanted too. campfires burned, and maybe the meals
Segundo had been at Dad’s side the were more wholesome. I didn’t see as
entire evening, probably to keep warm much world problem-solving, only lots of
from both Dad and the campfire. Dad horse talk that also has added to the
gathered up Segundo and put in bed with memories.
him, and the pup made his way to the Another change was the breed of family
foot of the bedroll. Dad sat on the edge of dogs. From the Fritzy types to Australian
his cot taking off his combat boots, stuff- Queensland Red or Blue heelers. They
ing them with newspaper left over from were larger stock dogs, but equally good
starting the fire to keep out any creepy family friends.
crawling critters out on this very cold
night, and set them under the cot. Dad John McVey Middagh is a former
climbed in, still dressed but for his coat. saddle shop owner. You can reach
It was December. him at jmiddagh@yahoo.com.

Sports
Cont’d from Page 17

Ski Apache — Ruidoso’s 750-acre ski and Cloudcroft Ice Rink — The ice rink at 751
snowboarding area offers 11 lifts and 55 trails James Canyon (Hwy 82), across from
on the slopes of Sierra Blanca, with a base ele- Cloudcroft High School, in Cloudcroft, N.M. is
vation of 9,600. The 24-hour Ski Apache Snow frozen over through early March, weather per-
Report number is (575) 257-9011. Information: mitting. Usual hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
(575) 464-3600 or skiapache.com. Tubing, hot chocolate and bonfires also fea-
The Ski Apache Wind Rider is an hour-long tured. Information/hours: (575) 682-4585 or
zip-line adventure. Cost: $75; $68 senior or (575) 644-5525 or on Facebook.
child; $125 tandem (guide with child 5-9).
Ruidoso Winter Park — The snow play
Ski Cloudcroft — The southernmost ski area at 1200 Ski Run Road in Alto, N.M. fea-
area in the United States is two miles east of tures giant tubes, a kidz korral, family zip line
Cloudcroft on U.S. 82, has 26 trails with two and other activities during the winter months.
ski lifts, plus a tubing lift, at elevations of 8,350 Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (8 p.m. designated
to 9,050 feet. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday nights). Tickets: $26.50 ($21.25 age 4-17; free
through Monday (daily during Spring Break). for age 3 and younger; include use of tubes;
Information, snow conditions: (575) 682-2333, night “Twilight Tubing” discounts, and group
skicloudcroft.net or on Facebook. rates on selected days. Zip line rides: $8 ($5
Lift tickets: $45 ($35 age 12 and younger for with tubing); $22 for three rides. Dates and
full day; $35 ($25 age 12 and younger) for half times subject to change. Information: (575)
day 1 to 4 p.m. Rentals available. 336-7079 or ruidosowinterpark.com.

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Top: Mustard Seed Café
Left: El Pasoans Fighting Hunger mobile food pantry
Right: El Paso Baptist Clinic

Lending a hand
Non-profit groups offer food, clothing,
health care and more for those in need
distributed each year, to 32.5 million recalled, “and said ‘you already do that, so location on Paisano, near the El Paso
pounds at the end of 2019.” why don’t you come do it here?’” County Coliseum.
Story by
Lisa Kay Tate The food bank is always looking for vol- The Mustard Seed has been at the Sunset “We are the only family shelter in El
unteer help in its pantries, including the location for about a year and a half. Paso as we house families, single men and
ometimes, people may find them- mobile panties. One way the food bank has Westside Community Church also offers a single women,” she said. “We have a soup
selves in need of a little extra help. increased its volunteer options is with its food pantry the first Thursday of every kitchen daily at 6 p.m. in which we feed
S The loss of a job or housing, a recent
“Twilight Volunteering” program for those
for unable to help during the day.
month, a clothes closet during church
office hours, and crisis pregnancy help.
anyone that is in need of a hot meal.”
The soup kitchen is open for those in the
divorce, a sudden death, health problems Volunteers can come in about 5 to 5:30 The café is open to everyone. Guests may shelter 5 to 6 p.m., but also 6 to 7:30 p.m.
or other emergency can quickly become a p.m. the first and third Thursday of every pay what they can, if they can. If they for anyone outside the center in need of a
financial crisis. No matter the reason, El month to learn about the food bank and want to return the favor, they may also hot meal. They also have a food pantry
Paso has a variety of resources for people enjoy refreshments before working 6 to 9 volunteer an hour as a way to “pay it for- open daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a food
in need of temporary assistance. Food p.m. ward.” box for anyone in need of food.
banks throughout the city help people Escobar said this is a great opportunity Much of the food from the café is grown Food and shelter are just two of their
stretch their grocery budget, and there are for civic, business and even youth groups on site, at its adjacent garden, and volun- offerings, according to Anchondo.
even hot meal programs. Some organiza- to come and help out. She said area high teer opportunities are also offered there as “We have a thrift store in which we pro-
tions tackle major needs such as housing school honor groups recently took advan- well. vide all of our clients with a clothing
and health, and others fill in the gaps for tage of those hours to volunteer. “We do serve amazing, nutritious, deli- voucher and anyone in the community in
people short on money to buy clothes, fur- cious yummy food,” Brown said. “We also need of clothing, shoes and a jacket,”
niture or even books for their kids. Mustard Seed Café serve hugs, a listening ear, and sometimes Anchondo said. “We also assist individuals
The Gospel.” in the community with paying rent and
Help is not only available from the city’s
In addition to their regular lunch hours, utilities to include our veterans.”
many food pantries, but also from places
Food pantries
Food is the most essential of all basic the café has hosted a community meal the The Army’s Family Store at 3920
where people can enjoy a prepared meal.
needs, and El Paso has food pantries in first Wednesday of the month, but is now Morehead is open at 10 a.m. Mondays
One such place is the “pay what you can”
nearly every neighborhood, most of them planning on expanding it to every through Saturdays, and is one of the ways
Mustard Seed Café, located at Westside
supported by El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Wednesday evening, from 5 to 7 p.m. Salvation Army raises money for its serv-
Community Church at 201 E. Sunset.
Food Bank. “It is more than just a free meal,” Brown ices, with 83 cents to every dollar spent
Executive Director Christi Brown said
“Right now we have 132 brick and mor- said. “It is God’s love in action.” going to help El Pasoans in need. The rest
the Mustard Seed arose from a need she
tar pantries throughout the area, and 144 Brown said the café not only relies on of the revenue covers store overhead.
had years ago to do something about
mobile pantries,” said Chief Development donations, ranging from furniture to fresh Anchondo said one of the biggest assets
hunger in the community. She had heard of
Officer Bonnie Escobar, noting that more vegetables, as well as financial gifts, but of the Salvation Army is its people, who
a place in Waco, called “The Gospel Café”
than 100 of those are supplied by the food also its corps of volunteers. Individuals of help people not only in their time of need,
that offered a pay-what-you-can meal, and
bank. all ages help prepare and serve the food, but to help them be able to better provide
visited there to learn more about their busi-
“The mobile pantries are ‘client choice,’ and many are people who came for a meal for themselves in the future.
ness model for starting something similar
and set up kind of like a farmer’s market. then signed up to help. Youth workers “We work with amazing case workers
in El Paso. She and two friends, Patsy
People can pick and choose what they include Canutillo High School’s special who provide case management to our
Burdick and Shelley Speicher, began
want or need,” she said, with some loca- education students who learn vocational clients in order to assist them in being self
working to make the café a reality.
tions drawing up to 500 people per visit. skills while serving the community. sufficient and productive citizens,” she
They started serving meals from a food
Some have long-term needs, while others said.
cart after school to kids in the Downtown
may be in a temporary bind, she said. To area with support from the nonprofit
Salvation Army
qualify for food from the pantries, every- organization Ciudad Nueva in late 2013. One of the oldest organizations serving
The Lord’s Table
one must fill out a form establishing their They later moved into First Christian the needy in El Paso is the Salvation Army, Near Downtown is an outreach that offers
need. “In the area, one in four people fall Church on Arizona but lost their lease after currently led by Majors Florian and Eloisa both food and clothing: The Lord’s Table.
below the poverty line, so very many will four years. Within a few months Pastor Joe Estrada. The local chapter has been an Located at 2001 Magoffin, The Lord’s
qualify.” Williams of Westside Community Church active organization in El Paso since 1899. Table began in 2017 as a ministry of Cielo
“In just the past two years, we have contacted them. Salvation Army spokesperson Martha Vista Church. They host a food pantry 11
tripled in size,” she said. “We have gone “He wanted an outreach to help serve the Anchondo said the Salvation Army pro-
from serving 10.5 million pounds of food hungry and spiritually hungry,” Brown vides many different services at the main
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Helping Hands the very least, offer an encouraging prayer.
“Just to be able to get to know the needs
Cont’d from Page 19 of other and be able to hear what they
a.m. to 1 p.m. the first Saturday of each need can rewarding,” Lawyer said. “It’s
month. Anyone with a Texas ID can about building those relationships.”
receive one bag of food.
Virginia Lawyer of the Lord’s Table said Medical clinics
this need has grown as the year came to a For nearly 50 years, El Paso Baptist Clinic
close. has provided a lifeline of healthcare for
“We plan for about 150 households, but people who had no where else to turn.
the last three months we have gotten more The clinic at 2700 N. Piedras is open every Salvation Army Thrift Store
people,” Lawyer said. “We’re looking to Saturday on a walk-in basis, beginning at 8
increase our supply to serve about 200 a.m., with up to 70 volunteers serving each
households in the near future.”
Help the helping hands
week. Founded by Eleanor Poe, a registered
The Lord’s Table also hosts seasonal nurse, the clinic has served over 22,000 Here’s how to contact just a
community meals, as well with three com- people. No fees are charged, although the few of the places who help
ing up in 2020: one in April, July, and in clinic suggests a $5 donation to help with
December. reach out to others.
operating costs.
Those in need of clothing can find help “No one will be turned away because of
through The Lord’s Table, as well, with • El Pasoans Fighting Hunger: The
the inability to give towards the care, ” said food bank is located at 9541 Plaza
Clothes Closet open 10 a.m. to noon the Sylvia Weakley, RN, the clinic’s executive
third Saturday of each month. There is no Circle, and can be reached at 298-
director. 3535, or volunteer@epfhfb.org.
ID needed to receive clothes, and each The order and time in which one is seen
individual is allowed to pick five items. Online registration for volunteers is
depends on how many volunteer providers also available at elpasoansfight-
About 80 people visit the closet each have been scheduled, the reason for the visit
month. inghunger.org. They also maintain a
and the number of people who have signed presence on both Facebook and
Lawyer said there are about 10 steady in. Weakley does recommend people arrive
volunteers, about half working with the Instagram with news and updates.
no later than 9 a.m. to register. There are • El Paso Baptist Clinic: To volun-
panty and half with the clothes closet. some services not available through their
Donations are welcome, including unex- teer or make a donation, visit the clin-
clinic, including services for pregnant ic in person at 2700 N. Piedras, call
pired, non-perishable food items. Clean, women.
gently used clothes and shoes for the 532-5398, or visit elpasobaptistclin-
Weakley said the clinic is always looking ic.org.
clothes closet are also accepted, as well as for volunteers: “(Opportunities) range from
new, unused undergarments. • The Mustard Seed: The café is
clerical work, nursing duties, phle- located at 201 E. Sunset Road, and is
She said being able to see the faces of the botomists, dieticians, translators and for
people who are helped by The Lord’s open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday
local physicians and dentists to volunteer through Friday. Those interested in
Table makes it worth the effort, as it is their time and expertise on Saturdays,” she
more than just distributing items to those helping may call 440-7333 (SEED),
said. “Since we do not receive government or learn more at mustardseedcafe.org.
who need it. Even if there is something or state funding the best way to help is
someone needs they do not have, they can • The Lord’s Table: Located at 2001
through monetary giving. This will allow us Magoffin, people interested in volun-
help point them in the right direction, or at to utilize the funds where they are needed teering may visit during regular hours
the most whether it is for supplies and or 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and
medications.” Thursdays. People may call 303-5160
Sometimes, when people receive help for more information, or follow on
from these clinics, they are anxious to Facebook at @thelordstableEP to
return the favor. Weakley told the story of learn about needs and events.
one 63-year-old patient she referred to a • Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe:
“Mrs. C,” who had been struggling most Their main location is 1314 Yandell.
of her life. La Fe hosts fundraising events
“She has a long-standing history with throughout the year, including their
depression, anxiety, seizure disorder and Father’s Day 5K in June and their
hypertension,” Weakley said. “Before com- Navidad de La Fe Luminarias in
ing to us, she had been going to another December, the latter of which
clinic, but due to her inability to pay for her includes donation of non-perishable
care she was turned away.” goods and monetary donations.
Weakley said when she first came to the Monetary donations may be made
clinic she was homeless and had ran out of through their website at lafe-ep.org.
medications. Information: 534-7979 or on
“She had nowhere else to go,” she said. Facebook.
“She had no family willing to take care of • Salvation Army: The Salvation
her. She can’t read or write and progressive- Army is located at 4300 E. Paisano.
ly has been losing her vision to end stage For information on how to help, call
glaucoma. Because of her issues, she was 544-9811 or visit salvationarmy-
having difficulties managing her medica- texas.org/elpaso or on Facebook page
tions but did not want to burden anyone.” @SalArmyElPasoTX.
They noticed discrepancies with her med- A drop box for clothing donations is
ications such as, missed dosages or medica- available at the Family Store at 3920
tion taken too frequently, and the clinic Morehead; pickups are available by
helped remedy this by filling a monthly calling 565-6532.
pillbox for her to make it easier and safer
for her to be compliant with her medica-
tions. Clinic, has served the low-income commu-
“She is a kind and humble woman,” nity for more than 50 years. Today, La Fe
Weakley said. “Each Saturday she brings hosts clinics in nine sites around the city,
food to the clinic that is given to her by a including an optometry center, and pedi-
local storeowner, to distribute to other atric and child wellness center. The clinic
patients at the clinic. She enjoys helping serves all patients regardless of ability to
others who are also in need. Although she pay, although they do require that patients
doesn’t have much, she gives all she can register to become a member of La Fe
and asks nothing in return.” before receiving services. This can be done
Centro De Salud Familiar La Fe, Inc., by calling 545-7018 or online at lafe-
which began in 1967 as Father Rahm ep.org.

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El Paso Cactus and Rock Club — The Information: 747-8663 or riobosque.org.
club meets 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, • Birding tours are 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, and
at El Paso Garden Center, 3105 Grant 3 p.m. Sunday, March 1.
(Memorial Park), with a presentation on • Introductory tour is 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8.
Manuel “Melo” Salazar on Cacti of Nuevo • Workday is 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15.
Leon, Mexico. Admission is free. Information:
Feather Lake Wildlife Sanctuary —
Peter Beste, 755-3558 or elpasodesert.com.
payment requested; guests can specify if they Project Drawdown — A free introductory 9500 North Loop, near Loop 375. The 43.5-
El Paso Zoo — 4001 E. Paisano. Entrance would like to learn more about animal tracking, seminar on Project Drawdown and how to get acre site is managed by El Paso’s Audubon
hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (admission dinosaurs, geology or paleontology. involved is 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Society. The sanctuary is currently closed to
gate closed at 4 p.m.). Admission is $12; $9 for Information: 534-0000 or insightselpaso.org. Dorris Van Doren Public Library Branch, 551 public use, due to lack of water, but public
ages 60 and older and active duty military Bring water, snacks and sunscreen. Hike is Redd Road. Project Drawdown is “a solid plan workdays are scheduled throughout the year.
(including spouse) with ID, and ages 13-17; over moderate terrain. to reverse climate change due in part to green- The next public workday is 9 a.m. Saturday,
$7.50 ages 3 to 12; and free for ages 2 and Tours are 1 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 2 and March house gases in the atmosphere and using Feb. 8. Information: 545-5157 or 747-8663.
under. Zoo members admitted free. 1. Hours change to 9 a.m. to noon beginning in researched and modeled solutions that already Franklin Mountains State Park — Most
Information: 212-0966, elpasozoo.org, or on April. exist.” Information: Jerry Kurtyka: 526-6297, hiking and mountain bike trails begin in the
Facebook at ElPasoZoo. jerrykurtyka@gmail.com or drawdown.org.
Wyler Tramway Hikes — 1700 McKinley Tom Mays area, off Transmountain Drive on
Now open is the Chihuahuan Desert exhibit
(west of Alabama). Meet at the Tramway to Scientist Saturday Morning — A scientist the west side of the park (east of I-10).
and Copper Canyon Challenge Ropes Course.
hike up to the observation platform and back from the Asombro Institute for Science Entry fee is $5 per person, free for age 12 and
The new exhibit spans 2.3 acres, recreating the
down. Hikes are free. Not recommended for Education hosts a day of exploring and learning under (with family). Correct cash or check
native habitat for the animal species that once
first-time hikers. February’s hikes begin at 7:30 about the desert through fun activities for all only. Group rates available. Hours are 8 a.m. to
roamed in the desert southwest. The exhibit
a.m., and go to the B36 plane crash overlook, ages 8 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of each 5 p.m. daily. Information: 566-6441 or on
will serve as the home for Mexican grey
up Directisimo trail, then over Ranger Peak and month (Feb. 1), at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Facebook at FranklinMountainsSP. Web:
wolves, mountain lions, jaguars, pronghorn,
back (3-3.5 hours). Bring sun protection and Park 56501 N. Jornada, in Las Cruces. tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/franklin-mountains.
prairie dogs, thick-billed parrots, coati and
wear suitable shoes and clothing. Meet at least Admission is free. Information: (575) 524-3334 Check website for guided hikes and bike
other smaller species.
15 minutes before hike. or asombro.org. rides. Cost of guided events are $8 per person
The Copper Canyon Challenge Ropes Course
• Women’s Hike is Sunday, Feb. 2. ($3 State Park Pass holder; $1 children 12 and
allows guests to climb three stories into the air Celebration of Our Mountains —
• Last Sunday Hike is Sunday, Feb. 23. under); price includes entry. Reservations
and get a hawk’s eye view of the entire zoo. Celebration of Our Mountains provides year- required: 566-6441 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday
The “Wings of the World” Bird Show is 12:30 El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society round educational and recreational field trips to through Friday).
p.m. weekdays and 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. week- — The society’s annual awards dinner is 6 p.m. places throughout the Chihuahuan Desert, as A “Feet, Feathers, and Wings” event to learn
ends at the new Wildlife Amphitheater. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Hyatt Place Hotel, 6030 well as visits to places of historic, scientific and about some of the adaptations birds have
“Meet the Keeper” talks are 10:30 to 3:15 Gateway East, honoring Dr. Cesar Mendez, technological interest. Information: undergone is 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, in the
p.m. throughout the zoo. Superintendent of Franklin Mountains State celebmtns.org. Tom Mays unit. Guided events fee applies.
“African Star” Train ride tickets are $2 plus Park. Guest speaker is David Angerstein, who
tax ($1.50 for children and society members). will talk on his experiences in conservation and Rio Bosque Wetlands Park — UTEP’s Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso
wildlife rehabilitation in Central and South Center for Environmental Resource Desert Botanical Garden — 4200
DinoTracks Tour — Insights Science Management offers free guided walking tours Doniphan (across from Frontera). Hours are 9
Center hosts its monthly 3-mile DinoTracks America. RSVP by Feb. 7: $18 Information:
Scott, 581-6071, trans-pecos-audubon.com or and other activities at Rio Bosque Wetlands a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Friday, and
tour on the first Sunday of the month at Mt. Park, 10176 Socorro Rd. in El Paso’s Mission
on Facebook. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed
Cristo Rey in Sunland Park. Cost: $15 (age 5 Valley. Tours last about two hours.
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Nature tening gypsum dunes are about 16 miles south- Pine Springs, and offers nature, canyon and with park admission, unless listed otherwise.
west of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70. Park geology trails. Hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through
Cont’d from Page 21
hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Feb. 1; 7 On the north side of the park, accessible by a Sunday; call for seasonal variations. Day use
a.m. through 7 p.m. Feb. 2-March 7. Visitor 110-mile drive around Carlsbad Caverns, is fee: $5 per vehicle. Information: (575) 523-
Tuesdays. Admission: $2 (free for members);
Center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last Dog Canyon Visitor Center and Campground. 4398, (575) 740-7499, or nmparks.com.
$1 children. Information: 584-0563, keystone-
entrance is one hour before closing. Entrance One of the best examples of a Permian Period From I-10 take Exit 140, follow Avenida De
heritagepark.com.
fees are $25 per vehicle; $15 per person, and fossil reef, the national park offers camping and Mesilla south to the stoplight at Calle del Norte
Sierra Club — The El Paso Group of the $20 per motorcycles. Information: (575) 479- more than 80 miles of trails. Hikes range from and turn right. Go 1.7 miles and turn left onto
Sierra Club meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday 6124, nps.gov/whsa or on Facebook. easy, wheelchair-accessible nature trails to gravel road immediately past the bridge that
of the month at the UTEP Centennial Museum. Sunset strolls are offered daily: 4:30 to 5:30 moderate (level, but rocky) canyon hikes to crosses the Rio Grande. Follow the gravel road
Information: elpasosierraclub.org. p.m. through Feb. 8; 5:43-6:06 p.m. Feb. 9- strenuous mountain hikes. and park signs south, 1 mile to the visitor cen-
March 7. ter parking area.
Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic “Skins and Skulls” mammal identification talks
Carlsbad Caverns National Park — The
Site — Ranch Road 2775 off U.S. 62/180 are 3 p.m. Sundays.
park is about 160 miles east of El Paso, off the New Mexico State Parks — Day-use fee
(Montana Ave.). The site is famed for many Carlsbad Highway (U.S. 62-180). Information: is $5 when visiting any state park. All programs
Lake Lucero Tour is 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb.
Native American rock paintings and unique (575) 785-2232 or nps.gov/cave. are free with park entrance, unless otherwise
22. Reservations required.
geology. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday Visitor Center winter hours are 8 a.m. to 5 listed. Dress accordingly for all outdoor hikes
Established as White Sands National
through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday p.m. daily; tours available 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 and events. Information: (575) 744-5998 or
Monument in 1933, the Tularosa Basin dunes
through Sunday. Admission: $7 (free for chil- p.m. Last entry into cave via natural entrance is nmparks.com.
were designated as the nation’s 62nd national
dren 12 and younger). Admission including 2 p.m. with last entry into cave via elevator • Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Information:
park in federal legislation signed into law in
tours or hikes is $9 (13 and over); $2 (ages 5- 3:30 p.m. (be in line to exit cave by 4:30 p.m.). (575) 744-5923. Elephant Butte lecture series
December 2019.
12). Information: 857-1135, ext. 0, or texas- Cost is $15 (free or ages 15 and younger). events are 6 to 8 p.m. selected Wednesdays:
stateparks.gov. Guadalupe Mountains National Park Other guided tours are available; call or check “Songs and Sagas of Sierra County” with local
Admission including tours or hikes is $9 (13 — 110 miles east of El Paso on the way to website for details. history buff Brenda Nelson and musician Mario
and over); $2 (ages 5-12). Reservations also Carlsbad, the 86,416-acre park includes the Portillo (Feb. 5), “The Birds of Elephant Butte”
highest point in Texas: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State (Feb. 19),“Botany: Nature’s Supermarket”
recommended for the self-guided area and for
Park — 1504 Miehls Drive N., Carlsbad, N.M.
camping: (512) 389-8911. feet. Entry fee: $5 for ages 16 and older, good (March 4).
Admission: $5 ($3 ages 7-12; free for 6 and
North Mountain is available for self-guided day for one week and all trails. Pine Springs Visitor • Oliver Lee State Park, Highway 54 south of
under). Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (last entry
use, for up to 70 people at a time; reservations Center hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Alamogordo at the Dog Canyon turnoff.
at 3:30 p.m.). Information: (575) 887-5516 or
recommended. There is an annual orientation Camping is $8 per site per night. Information: Information: (575) 437-8284.
livingdesertnm.org.
program for visitors. Guided access is offered (915) 828-3251 or nps.gov. A night sky viewing of The Great Nebula of
The zoo features animals native to the
to the rest of the site. Picnicking allowed at ten The Salt Basin Dunes Day Use Area is now Orion is 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22.
Chihuahuan Desert, in natural desert surround-
tables closest to headquarters. Wood and char- open daily 8 a.m. to 30 minutes after sunset. Camping fees at state parks are $8 for primi-
ings. A large greenhouse is devoted to succu-
coal fires are not permitted. Bicycles permitted Located at the east end of Williams Road, east tive site; $10 for developed site (electrical
lents and cactus from around the world. The
only on designated paved areas. Pets allowed of Dell City. hookup $4 extra).
headquarters building includes exhibits on min-
only in camping or picnic areas. Call for reser- Camping for tents and RVs, a nature trail, and
ruins of the Butterfield Overland Mail Station
erals, history, archaeology and other subjects. Gila Cliff Dwellings National
vations and other information: 857-1135.
Monument — 44 miles north of Silver City
are near the Pine Springs center. McKittrick Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park —
White Sands National Park — The glis- Canyon Visitor’s Center is seven miles east of
on NM Highway 15 in the middle of the majes-
5000 Calle del Norte in Mesilla. All events free
tic Gila Wilderness, the first and one of the
largest wilderness areas. Free admission.
Information: (575) 536-9461 or nps.gov/gicl.
Visitor Center hours through Feb. 29 are 9:30
a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed New Year’s Day). Trail is
open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; visitor must exhibit
monument by 4 p.m.
Alameda Park Zoo — Alameda Park, 1321
North White Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70),
Alamogordo. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Admission: $2.50 ($1.50 ages 3-11 and 60 and
older; free for ages 2 and younger).
Information: (575) 439-4290, or on Facebook
at Alameda Park Zoo-AFOTZ.
The oldest zoo in the Southwest (established
in 1898) is part of the park that lines
Alamogordo’s main highway. The zoo covers
about 12 acres, with about 250 exotic and
indigenous animals.
Reptile presentations hosted by the nonprofit
group The Island of Misfit Morphs are 1 to 3
p.m. the first Sunday of each month in the
Education Center.
Aguirre Spring Campground — The
Organ Mountain recreational area, run by the
federal Bureau of Land Management, is off U.S.
70 about 15 miles east of Las Cruces. Fifty-five
family camping and picnic sites, plus two group
areas. Day-use fee is $5 per vehicle; camping
fee is $7. Information, group reservations: (575)
525-4300.
Dripping Springs Natural Area — The
recreational area, part of the Organ Mountain-
Desert Peaks National Monument, is at the
base of the Organ Mountains at the end of
Dripping Springs Road (the eastern extension of
University Avenue), about 10 miles east of Las
Cruces. Gates open 7 a.m. to sunset April
through October and 8 a.m. to sunset
November through March. Admission: $5 per
vehicle. Leashed pets allowed on some trails.
Information: (575) 522-1219.

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Centennial Museum — University at ed as the matriarch of Acoma revival pottery.
Wiggins, UTEP. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 Monday Free archery practice for all ages is 11 a.m. to
through Saturday. Admission is free. 2 p.m. each Saturday, with supervision of field
Information: 747-6667 or museum.utep.edu. marshals. Equipment provided.
Permanent exhibits on the third floor focus on
El Paso Museum of History — 510 N.
the history of the Chihuahuan Desert. The
Santa Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
Chihuahuan Desert Gardens on the museum
through Saturday (open until 9 p.m.
grounds have more than 800 species of plants
Thursdays), and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed
native to the region.
Mondays and city holidays. Admission is free.
The Lhakhang Cultural Exhibit is open to the
Information: 212-0320, elpasotexas.gov/history
public for viewing 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every
or on Facebook.
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Desert (at Perches Funeral Home). Hours are The Romanovs and Their Subjects,” a collec-
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Los Portales Museum and Visitor
4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso Center — 1521 San Elizario Road. Hours are
(west of U.S. 54). Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday,
Tuesday through Saturday. Tours are 10:30 to noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
2 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays, Mondays Information: 851-1682.
and city holidays. Admission is free.
Information: 212-0421, archaeology.elpaso- Magoffin Home State Historic Site —
texas.gov, or on Facebook at EPMArch. 1120 Magoffin. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Showing through Feb. 8: Enchanted Faces: Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m.
Latin American Mask Traditions. Sunday. Visitors can begin their tour at the
Showing through Sept. 5: “From the Edge Visitor Center across the street (1117
of Center: The Chacoan Outliers,” The Magoffin, a restored 1901 home); closed
Chacoan Culture flourished between AD 860- Sunday. Tours on the hour; last tour at 4 p.m.
1150 and was originally centered at Chaco Cost: $7 ($6 seniors 65 and older; $4 ages 6-
Canyon in Northwestern New Mexico. The 18; free ages 5 and younger). Family and group
Chacoans built immense great houses and great rates available. Admission is free to Visitor
kivas capable of hosting large groups of peoples Center. Information: 533-5147, visitmagoffin-
for ceremonies and other public activities. The home.com or Facebook.
exhibit features items from the museum’s per- Spanish-language tours offered Thursday
manent collection as well as items on loan from through Saturday; call for availability.
Salmon Ruins including ceramic vessels, beads, • Orange Marmalade cooking class is 10 a.m.
pendants, perishable materials and other items. (family-friendly) and 1 p.m. (for adults),
Showing Feb. 15-July 25: “Ancient Visions: Saturday, Feb. 1. $5. Call to reserve a spot;
The Photography of Wayne Suggs.” Suggs is a tools and ingredients provided.
photographer from Las Cruces who specializes • A free Braintrust Bag Lunch mini-lecture is
in taking landscape and nighttime photographs. noon Wednesday, Feb. 12. Speaker TBA.
The exhibit focuses on many of the prehistoric • Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club is 6 p.m.
sites and rock art panels throughout Southern Wednesday, Feb. 12, to discuss “Robur the
New Mexico and the Southwest. Conqueror” (1886) by Jules Verne.
A free lecture on “Eleven Years in the High • A free Galentine’s Day Cocoa Crawl is 4 to 6
Desert: Rock Art Recording in Central New p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. Dress warm and wear
Mexico” with archaeologist Carol Chamberland comfortable shoes.
is 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, as part of the 2020 • “Make-a-Thing” arts and crafts are 10 a.m.
Lecture Series. the third Thursday of each month. Feb. 20:
“A Legacy of Tradition: Handmade Acoma Mardi Gras masks. Cost: $5.
Pottery,” a lecture by Dolores Lewis Garcia
National Border Patrol Museum and
and Claudia Mitchell, master potters from the
Memorial Library — 4315 Transmountain
Acoma pueblo, is 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22.
Drive. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
Free, but seating is limited to 75 people.
through Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday and
Pottery making demonstration presented 12:45
major holidays. Admission is free. Information:
– 1:30 p.m. and pottery will be available for
759-6060 or borderpatrolmuseum.com.
purchase. Dolores is a daughter and Claudia is
a granddaughter of the late Lucy Lewis, credit-
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Museum Las Cruces area Wayfinding navigation workshop to learn how NMSU Museum — Kent Hall, University at
a compass works is 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. Solano, Las Cruces. Hours are noon to 4 p.m.
Cont’d from Page 23 Branigan Cultural Center — 501 N. Artist Trading Cards making is 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Admission is free.
Main, (Downtown Mall) Las Cruces. Hours are Saturday, Feb. 15. Information: (575) 646-5161.
San Elizario Veterans Museum and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 A field trip to Organ Mountains Desert Showing through spring in commemoration of
Memorial Walk — 1501-B Main Street in a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. Peaks National Monument is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the museum’s 60th anniversary: “El Santo Niño
San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble. Information: Saturday, March 7. Meet at the park entrance. de Atocha: Narratives of Faith and Devotion in
Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (575) 541-2154, las-cruces.org or Facebook. Registration deadline is March 4; park entrance the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands,” featuring photo-
Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission Showing through April 4: “Endangered fees apply. graphs of the Santo Niño.
is free. Information: Ann Lara, 345-3741 or Ray Monuments,” photographs by Samuel Fee of
Borrego, 383-8529. Southwestern national monuments. Las Cruces Museum of Nature and University Art Gallery — The NMSU
Showing through Feb. 22: “Standing in the Science — 411 N. Main, Las Cruces. Hours University Art Gallery reopens in February at
Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305 are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through its new location in Devasthali Hall, Solano and
Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road. The center fea- Light: Queer Culture in Art, Literature, and
Music.” Artist panel discussion is 2 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 University. Hours (beginning Feb. 28) are 9
tures a museum on the Tigua tribe, offering a p.m. during First Friday Ramble. Information:
Saturday, Feb. 8. a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
glimpse of five centuries of Pueblo history and (575) 522-3120 or las-cruces.org.
Showing Feb. 7-March 21: “New Eyes on Admission is free. Information: (575) 646-2545.
tradition. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exhibits include “Sun, Earth, Universe,” which
New Mexico,” artwork by Victoria Chick. Her Showing Feb. 28-May 28: “Labor:
Wednesday through Sunday. Free children’s explores the big questions NASA is trying to
paintings reflect the frequently overlooked Motherhood & Art in 2020,” expanding conver-
activities daily. Admission is free. Information: answer about the earth, sun, and other planets.
areas of southern New Mexico. An artist talk sations regarding motherhood through video,
859-7700, ysletadelsurpueblo.org. A “Virtual Reality Experience” is 9:30 a.m. to
with Chick is 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. painting, installation, sculpture, film and photo-
War Eagles Air Museum — 8012 Airport Showing March 2-June 13: “Lucha Libre: 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, exploring a pre- graphic works by diverse artists. Opening
Road, Doña Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa. Stories From The Ring,” highlighting lucha historic landscape in conjunction with Las reception is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through libre’s cultural, historical, and social political Cruces Museum of Art’s “Dinosaurs A free walk-through with co-curator Marisa
Sunday. Admission: $11; $9 seniors and mili- importance. Lucha libre combines athleticism, Discoveries” exhibit. Sage and several of the artists featured in the
tary; free for children and students. theater, dance, story, and the visual arts. “Plutomania” activities celebrating the scientif- exhibit is 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29.
Information: (575) 589-2000 or war-eagles-air- A Luchador mask-making workshop is 5:30 to ic contributions of Clyde Tombaugh are 10
a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 8.
museum.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 6.
Dig Deeper into Dinosaurs program is 2 p.m. Also
Saturday, Feb. 22 to discuss “Permian Fossils in Deming Luna Mimbres Museum — 301
Southern New Mexico,” with Colin Dunn from S. Silver, Deming, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4
the Bureau of Land Management. p.m. Monday through Saturday. Free.
Information: (575) 546-2382, 1-800-848-4955
Las Cruces Railroad Museum — 351 N. or lunacountyhistoricalsociety.com.
Mesilla. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Geronimo Springs Museum — 211 Main
Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Hours are 9
Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during First Friday a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon
Ramble. Admission is free. Information: (575) to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 ($2.50 stu-
528-3444, las-cruces.org or on Facebook. dents 6 to 18; free for ages 5 and younger).
A Mandala Painting workshop is 10 a.m. to Family: $15. Information: (575) 894-6600,

Magic
noon Wednesday, Feb. 5. geronimospringsmuseum.com or on Facebook.
Brown Bag Lecture series is noon, Tuesday,
Feb. 11, with “Harvey Girls and their Impact Hubbard Museum of the American
on the Southwest” by Patricia Kiddney. West — 841 U.S. Hwy 70 West, next to
An Engineering Expo is 10 a.m. to noon Ruidoso Downs (N.M.) Race Track. Hours are

Morning
Saturday, Feb. 22, with hands-on activities and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday.
demonstrations for all ages. Admission: $7 ($5 for seniors, military; $2 chil-
dren 6-16). Information: (575) 378-4142, or
NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum hubbardmuseum.org.
— 4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. Hours

Market
are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Museum of the Big Bend — Sul Ross
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for State University in Alpine, Texas. Showing
adults, $4 seniors 60 and older; $3 children age through March 22: Plein Air Painters of the
4-17; $2 for members and veterans; free for Four Corners. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
children age 3 and under. Information: (575) Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m.
522-4100 or nmfarmandranchmuseum.org. Sunday. Free. Information: (432) 837-8143 or
Author and historian David Thomas will dis- museumofthebigbend.com or on Facebook.

at Placita Santa Fe
cuss his new book “Killing Pat Garrett: The
Wild West’s Most Famous Lawman — Murder New Mexico Museum of Space
or Self-Defense?” 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. Open
Feb. 11, in the museum’s theater. Admission 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $6 ($5 for
seniors and military, $4 ages 4-12, children 3

5034 Doniphan
to the discussion is free.

Saturday, Feb. 1
The 7th annual Museum Rocks Gem & and younger free). Information: (877) 333-
Mineral Show is Feb. 22-23. More than 60 6589, (575) 437-2840 or nmspacemuseum.org.
vendors, plus educational displays, geology dis- The monthly Launch Pad Lecture Series is 9

& March 7
cussions, door prizes and children’s activities. to 11 a.m.Friday, Feb. 7, celebrating the 90th
Food and beverage for sale. anniversary of the discovery of Pluto, with a
Showing through April 5 in the Arts special guest speaker.
Corridor: “Local Color: Landscape and Silver City Museum — 312 W. Broadway,

10am - 3pm
Architecture,” works from the Mesilla Valley Silver City. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Weavers Guild. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Crafts for Kids is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Saturday and Sunday. Open until 7 p.m. first

Enjoy Unique Shops


Feb. 8, to make a Valentine’s Day Craft. Friday of month. Admission: $5. Information:
Reading Roundup stories in the Museum lobby (575) 538-5921 or silvercitymuseum.org.
are 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, for all ages. Now showing is “From the Collections,” an

Delicious Food
A Basic Weaving Workshop is 9 a.m. to 4 interactive behind-the-curtain peak at some of
p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Feb. 12-15, the Museum’s most fascinating artifacts.
for adults and age 14 and older accompanied by A Territorial Charter Day is Saturday, Feb.

Outdoor Vendors
an adult. Students learn to warp their looms on 15. Silver City is the only NM town still operat-
Wednesday and weave basic twill patterns ing under a territorial charter, dating to 1878.
Thursday and Friday. First-time weavers are The museum hosts a “Women in Ranching”
welcome. Class fee: $60. Registration Panel discussion is 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The Market is the 1st Saturday of each month


required: 575-522-4100 or Saturday, Feb. 22, in the Silco Theatre, 311 N.
luannr.kilday@state.nm.us. Bullard.

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Jimenez’s ‘Sod Buster’
now at EP Art Museum
M
onumental in both size and the
dynamic message it conveys,
“Sod Buster, San Isidro” is one
of Luis Jimenez’s most fascinating sculp-
tures. On loan from its owner, art entrepre-
neur Russell Tether, this spectacular rendi-
tion of a farmer behind a plow hitched to a
team of two massive oxen will make its
home in the lobby of the El Paso Museum The fiberglass “Sod Buster, San Isidro’ sculpture is one of several castings of the
of Art through at least the end of this year. original, completed in 1981, and installed in Fargo, N.D.
Commissioned by the City of Fargo,
N.D., in 1977 to honor the farmers of the Buster definitely resonates with the public they were originally painted with sign and
Great Plains, “Sod Buster” represents and that is the true purpose behind art. automotive paint, and then later finished
Jimenez’s first commission for a monu- “This edition of the Sod Buster is also with automotive clear coat eventually all
mental fiberglass sculpture. Massive in unique in that it is the only one of of the Jimenez sculptures will need to be
scale — it’s 20 feet long, 6 feet high and 5 Jimenez’s large-scale works that has never refurbished. Our own ‘Los Lagartos,’ the
feet across —and bold in color, the work important piece, and I felt very fortunate been displayed outside or been exposed to alligator sculpture which is on display in
replicates the folk art of New Mexico, a that through my gallery, I was able to unfiltered light. This is important because the Plaza, has just recently returned from
tradition which often blends its Catholic acquire it in 2015. Because Dallas was at the elements and the sun damage the sur-
heritage with everyday reality. least 45 percent Mexican American at this face and cause the colors to fade. Because
Jimenez, the famed El Paso-born sculptor time, I felt that it was representative of that Please see Page 29
who died in 2006, once shared that the culture. In 2016, the Umlauf Museum and
sweat beads on the face of the farmer are Sculpture Garden in Austin contacted me
very much like the drops of blood on about getting the piece on loan for an exhi-
Christ’s face during the crucifixion, and bition featuring Jimenez’s sculptures.”
the exaggeration of the man’s arms and “It was on exhibition there for several
muscles is consistent with the stylization months, and shortly after it came back to
often seen in folk art. The artist under- me, David Lundy from the Farm and
scored these associations by subtitling the Ranch Museum in Las Cruces called ask-
sculpture San Isidro, honoring the Catholic ing if they could have it on loan for a cou-
patron saint of farmers. ple of years. At the time they indicated
On a broader scale, however, the sculp- they also had a desire to acquire it.
ture honors the tradition of all farmers, Ironically, about the time they realized that
past and present. Tether explains, “Jimenez the State of New Mexico was not going to
didn’t just want to represent the current grant them the funds to buy it, Victoria
farmers and those of the Dust Bowl period. Ramirez, the former director of the El Paso
This becomes apparent when you look at Museum of Art, approached me about
the imagery built into the sides including loaning the piece to the EPMA.”
arrowheads, pottery shards and even grain. As Head Curator for the El Paso Museum
These symbols represent the American of Art, Kate Green continued the process
farmer, the migrant farmer, the Native of bringing this work to the EPMA.
American farmer; every generation and “Because Jimenez’s ‘Vaquero’ was much
type of farmer that has worked the Plains. beloved during the period it was here at
Contemplating the power, the pain, the the Museum of Art, we are so thrilled to
sweat of the farmer, the piece clearly rep- have the opportunity to share another of
resents how hard the people worked to put Jimenez’s monumental sculptures with our
food on the table. If you look at the face of audience here on the border,” Green
God in Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel and explained. “It is just as quintessential as it
then compare it to the face of the farmer, heroizes the farm worker and his relation-
you would be quite surprised at the simi- ship with the land. Additionally we are for-
larity.” tunate to have not only the sculpture but
Tether also points out that one ox is pur- also two preparatory drawings and an orig-
ple the other is blue. “Was he representing inal print.
Babe the Blue Ox and the folklore of that “Having it here is especially significant
period, or was it just because he liked the knowing how connected this museum is
color? Possibly the former, but no one with Jimenez since we have a number of
really knows.” his works in our permanent collection,”
The original, which stands in the City she added. “The people of El Paso are also
Hall Plaza in Fargo, N.D., was completed very connected to him as an artist since he
in 1981. The one on display in El Paso was lived and worked in a studio only a few
one of several additional castings, and the miles from here for a number of years.”
one which Jimenez designated as an Green, whose idea it was to place the
artist’s proof with a signature engraved sculpture on a platform, explained the sig-
into the plow. It initially went to the nificance behind the dramatic staging of
Federal Reserve Bank in Washington, D. the work.
C., which later loaned it to the “When Jimenez made plans for the piece
Albuquerque Museum of Art for two to be installed indoors, he also created
years. In 2014 it was sent to Dallas, where drawings of the platform that it would sit
it was displayed in the atrium of the on. In order to fulfill that plan we built a
Federal Reserve Bank. pedestal specifically to those dimensions.
Sharing his relationship with the piece Sitting the sculpture on a pedestal gives
Tether explains, “My first business was a the full impact of the power and the
courier service in Dallas so I had the strength. It’s larger than life because the
opportunity to see it all the time when we subject is larger than life. People are so
picked up material from the Federal drawn to viewing the piece that many even
Reserve. I knew that it was an extremely want to have their picture with it. The Sod

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Paso’s art space in El Paso at El Paso Showing through April 12: “The El Paso
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orful, graphic Southwest images have been fea- EPMA’s significant holdings.
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Thursday, Feb. 20. Information: 780-4781. Early Light.” Border artist Villareal created the
Bay Lights, a now-permanent artwork of
Bert Saldana Art Gallery — The gallery 25,000 LEDs along a nearly two-mile expanse
featuring Southwestern Art is at 1501 Main of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
Street in the San Elizario Arts District. Hours Showing through Aug. 16: “Lake Valley,”
are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through exhibition of a video and sound by Rachel Rose.
Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The exhibit features a ten-minute video and
Information: 479-2926 or bertsaldana.com. sound installation that follows a day in the life
Celebration of Our Mountains Art of a young girl and her pet.
Exhibit — The annual exhibit runs year round Informal gallery focus talks are 6 p.m.
in Ardovino Desert Crossing’s Sunset Hall, One Thursdays, Feb. 20, and March 12 and 26.
Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. Artwork Free and open to the public.
changes every September. Information: (575) A curator-led Tour + Lunch with Kate Green
589-0653 or ardovinos.com. is noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28. Cost: $15;
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Crossland Gallery — The El Paso Art Texas Tech hosts free design lectures in the
Association’s gallery is at 500 W. Paisano (in auditorium. Space is limited. Information:
the Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are 11 a.m. depts.ttu.edu/elpaso/arch/. Feb. 27: “Twisted”
to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 with Mehrdad Hadighi, Studio for Architecture,
p.m. Saturdays. Closed through Jan. 7. Head of Architecture, Penn State
Admission is free. Information: 534-7377,
CrosslandArtGallery.com, or on Facebook. El Paso Studio Tour call for artists —
Showing through Feb. 28: The 13th annual El Paso Artists Studio Tour
“con.FIGURE.ation.six.2020.with.a.twist,” invites artists to participate at its open studio
juried exhibit featuring figurative work of vari- events April 25-26 and May 2-3. The April
ous styles and media by 55 artists. Judge is tour includes Eastside, Northeast, Downtown
NMSU Associate Professor of painting and and Mission Valley. The May tour includes stu-
drawing, Craig Cully, who will give an art talk dios in the West Side and Upper Valley.
1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. Deadline to register is March 1. Information
Painting classes with Ron Fritsch are Saturday and entry form at pleinairpaintersofelpaso.com.
Feb . 22-May 2 (no classes March 14, April Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and
El Paso Scene 11, April 18, April 25). Watercolor class is 9:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; acrylic/oil is 1-4 p.m. Cost
Gift Shop — The gallery of impressionist
painter Alberto Escamilla is at 1445 Main Street
is $140 each course. in San Elizario. Hours are noon to 4 p.m.
Life Drawing sessions are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
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Southwest Art Scene events at noon on the following Thursdays:
• Feb. 13: “Graphic Design: Is the “Client
Cont’d from Page 27
Always Right?,” with Clive Cochran, Antonio
Castro H., Jacob Muñoz and Anne M.
U.S. 54 is owned and operated by Tino Ortega
Giangiulio in the auditorium.
and Diego Martinez. Hours are noon to 5 p.m.
• Feb. 20: “Framing Precarity: Art Education
Tuesday through Friday. A Grand Opening is
and Images of the Grievable Life of Children”
planned for Saturday, Feb. 8. Information:
with Heather Kaplan in the auditorium
@galeria_lincoln on Instagram,
• Feb. 27: DIY Woodframing with Nicholas
GaleriaLincoln@gmail.com or call 730-0139.
Gialanella, Fox Fine Arts Woodshop, Room 262.
Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon. A free concert and conversation by award-
The gallery specializes in local and early El Paso winning songwriter Larry Lesser is 12:30 to
art. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through 1:30 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, cel-
Friday, or by appointment. Information: 533- ebrating his new CD of original songs.
9090 or halmarcus.com.
Schuster Designs Studio — 5536
Showing through Feb. 27: “20/20 Visionary”
Westside Drive (Upper Valley). Information:
featuring 20 artists. An ARTalk is 5 to 8 p.m.
(432) 208-7927. Classes:
Thursday, Jan. 30. A closing reception is 5 to 8
• Ceramic Heart with Terry Wright, 5 to 9
p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27.
p.m. Friday, Jan. 31. Cost: $75
International Museum of Art — 1211 • Beginning Metals with Pam Schuster, 9 to 4
Montana. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. Cost: $175 .
Wednesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. • Bead Weaving with Cindy from Pins and
Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 543- Needles and Aghaa’ Hat Co., noon to 3 p.m.
6747, internationalmuseumofart.net or on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15-16. Cost: $120.
Facebook. Showing through February is ”Love • Introduction to Argentium with Pam Schuster
Is...” pieces in an assortment of mediums from Saturday, Feb. 22. Cost: $240.
various artists based on subjects that evoke • Beginning Glass Fusing with Pam Schuster,
emotional responses from the artists, as well as Saturday, Feb. 29. Cost: $100.
the viewers. Opening reception is 2 to 4 p.m.
Westside Art Guild — The guild meets at
Sunday, Feb. 9.
10 a.m. every second Monday of the month
La Bodega Art Center — The gallery of (Feb. 10) at Polly Harris Center, 650
acclaimed local artist Gaspar Enriquez is at Wallenberg (off Mesa Hills). Information: Linda
1456 Main, San Elizario. Open 11 a.m. to 4 Parsons, 549-2950, lindachochrek@yahoo.co.
p.m. Saturdays. Information: 892-0995 or gas-
parenriquez.com.
Las Cruces/Mesilla
La Galeria de la Misíon de Senecú — ‘For the Love of Art month’ — February
The Ysleta Independent School District’s gallery
is “For the Love of Arts Month” in Las Cruces,
is at 8455 Alameda. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
celebrating the city’s various performing and
Monday through Friday. Information: 434-9711.
visual arts. The month, sponsored by
Artwork from the Hanks learning community
ArtForms, is highlighted by several special stu-
is on display Feb. 3-28.
dio tours, exhibits, readings and performances.
The Black History Month Art Contest and
Information: artformsnm.org. See various
Exhibit is Feb. 3-28. Reception and awards
gallery listings for event details.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. This year’s
theme is “African Americans and the Vote.” 10-10 Arts Hop — Doña Ana Arts Council
hosts “12 Hours of Art in Las Cruces” with
Pastel Society of El Paso — The society’s events 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. the second Saturday
first meeting of year is 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb.
of every month (Feb. 8). Participating galleries
20, at the International Museum of Art, 1211
are DAAC Arts & Cultural Center (4 to 7
Montana, featuring a pastel demonstration by
p.m.), NMSU University Art Gallery (10 a.m. to
multi-media artist Manny Guerra. Information:
4 p.m.), Rokoko Gallery (4 to 7 p.m.), and Art
549-2950, lindachochrek@yahoo.com.
Obscura (7 to 10 p.m.). Information: (575)
Rio Bravo Watercolorists — The group’s 523-6403. Schedule: daarts.org.
monthly meeting is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday,
Agave Artists — The artist-owned coopera-
Feb. 19, at the International Museum of Art,
tive gallery is at 2250 Calle de San Albino, off
1211 Montana. Guest speaker is commercial
the historic plaza in Mesilla, N.M. Hours are 11
artist Mark Yerrington, who will discuss his visit
a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays.
to “The Truth of Nature” exhibit of Claude
Information: (575) 339-9870,
Monet at the Denver Museum of Art.
agaveartists@gmail.com or agaveartists.com.
Information: 490-3978.
The gallery will celebrate its six-month
Romy Hawkins Studio Gallery — The anniversary 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8.
gallery at 1445 Main in San Elizario features As part of For the Love of Art Months, artists
Metal Art, Crosses, Retablos and more. Hours Leslie Toombs, Paul Vakselis and Ana Maria
are 11 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. Wednesday through Uranga will host a plein air session in Josefina’s
Sunday. Information: 929-8074. Garden located at the gallery’s side yard 1 to 3
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. All ages welcome to
Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald bring art supplies, ask questions and enjoy
Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is off Dawson some refreshments.
Drive next to the Sun Bowl. Hours are 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (open until 7 ArtForms Studio Tour — The Las
p.m. Thursday) and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Cruces-based ArtForms Artist Association of
Information: 747-6151, rubin.utep.edu or on New Mexico presents its 22nd annual Studio
Facebook at RubinCenter. Tours selected Saturdays and Sundays in
Showing Jan. 30-April 17 in the Rubin and L February in celebration of “For the Love of Art
galleries: 2020 UTEP Department of Art Month.” The tour features 30 area artists at Las
Biennial Faculty Exhibition. This year’s exhibi- Cruces galleries and studios, many not normally
tion includes art by students from the depart- available to the public. Go to artformsnm.org
ment. Opening reception is 5 to 7:30 p.m. for list of participating galleries and studios, and
Thursday, Jan. 30. which will be open on which weekends.
In conjunction with the exhibit, selected
artists will offer talks and workshops February Please see Page 28

February 2020 El Paso Scene Page 27


Southwest Art Scene Showing through Sept. 12: “Dinosaur
Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas” travel-
Cont’d from Page 27
ing exhibition by the American Museum of
Natural History. It showcases the world of
modern paleontology by introducing a dynamic
Chaos Collaboration — Las Cruces Parks
vision of dinosaurs and the scientists who study
and Recreation Department’s Teen Programs
them. Through using realistic models and casts,
6th annual art show for teens by teens is 11
visitors can experience Cretaceous period
a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Frank
dinosaurs in new and intimate ways.
O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W.
A “Dinosaurs Discoveries” event is 9:30 a.m.
Bell. Entries due by Feb. 14. An artist recep-
to 2:30 Saturday, Feb. 1, with a “Jaws, Paws &
tion with musical performances is 5 p.m. to 9
Claws” hands-on experience 9:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. Friday, Feb. 21. Winner announced at 7
p.m. A gallery tour 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Dino
p.m. Information: (575) 541-2455.
Nights are 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 6
and 20.
DAAC Arts & Cultural Center — The
“Artventurous” events are 10 a.m. to noon
Doña Ana Arts Council Center is at 1740 Calle
Saturdays with arts and crafts. February’s
de Mercado, Suite D, Las Cruces. Information:
theme is “Fauvism.”
(575) 523-6403 or daarts.org.
Education Station on Pictorial Landscape
Showing in February is an exhibit by members
Collage is 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 (youth and
of ArtForms, with opening reception 4 to 7
teens) and Saturday, Feb. 22 (adults), at
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8.
Branigan Center.
The monthly “Promoting Art in the Mesilla
Get Scene Valley” educational and networking meeting is
noon Friday, Feb. 28. This month features
A talk on Yayoi Kusama is 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 21, as part of the museum’s
monthly “Listen to Your Art” lecture series.
members of Art Forms. Admission is free and
around town!
The Scene comes out the last week of the month.
the public is welcome.
“Get ArtRageous” art classes are 5:30 to 7:30
Spring 2020 Session 2 Studio Art Classes are
Feb. 20-March 28.
Pick up your copy at these and other locations. p.m. selected Wednesdays. Cost $35 per class ‘Mathematics Made Visible’ — Works by
Or subscribe by mail! See Page 34 for order form. (includes materials and light refreshments). the Mesilla Valley Fractal Artists are featured
• Feb. 5: “Watercolor Valentines” with Jan through the month at Funky Karma Incense
Hampton and Tea Shop, 3207 S. Main, Las Cruces.
VILLAGE INN WALGREENS SUNNY SMILES
• Feb. 19: “Getting Your Work Seen Online: A Reception is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
1500 Airway 1788 N. Zaragosa
890 N Resler Dr
Template Website Approach” with Mary
7144 Gateway East 10039 Dyer
4757 Hondo Pass 5900 N Mesa St 15. Information: (575) 933-9797.
Diesel.
Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery —
2929 N. Mesa 8050 N Mesa TEJAS CAFÉ
“Art in Paris” classes, led by Kathleen Key, are
2470-A Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla. Hours
6440 N. Mesa 9757 DYER
5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 17-March 23,
2800 N. Mesa
are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Information: (575)
7801 N. Mesa
or 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 20-March
2879 Montana
2275 Trawood LUCY'S
26. Cost: $100 for 12 weeks or $20 per semi- 522-2933 or mesillavalleyfinearts.com.
1331 N. Zaragoza 5401 Montana
Featured in February are oil painter Ray Baird
RESTAURANT
nar; light refreshments served. Information:
In Las Cruces:
3464 Joe Battle 1100 Geronimo

(575) 523-6403 or daarts.org. and digital artist Kurt Van Wagner. The gallery
8401 Gateway West 10040 DYER
455 S. Telshor 5150 Fairbanks ALL THAT MUSIC A six-week series on ”French Impressionism” will celebrate “For the Love of Art Month” 11
1435 S. Valley 9428 Dyer Fountains at Farah
is 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 18-25. a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, with gallery
artists and refreshments.
Design & Create Workshops — Thomas
GOLDEN CORRAL 10780 Kenworthy
BARNES & NOBLE
Branigan Library, 200 E. Picacho, Las Cruces, Mesquite Art Gallery — 340 N. Mesquite,
4610 Transmountain 1210 Wedgewood 705 Sunland Park Dr.
host free monthly workshops at 2 p.m. select Las Cruces.Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday
1460 N Lee Trevino 3355 N Yarbrough
and Friday, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Information:
CAFE EAST
Wednesdays. All materials provided, but space
1831 N. Lee Trevino
FURR’S
(575) 640-3502 or mesquiteartgallery.com.
11251 Rojas
is limited. Feb. 19: Painted Rocks. Registration
2950 George Dieter
Showing Feb. 6-29: Southwestern Calligraphy
11925 Gateway West
required. Information: (575) 528-4005 or refer-
11685 Montwood SU CASA
THE CLEANERS 12390 Edgemere 2030 E. Yandell
ence@los-cruces.org. Guild works. Artist reception is 5 to 7 p.m.
ALL LOCATIONS Friday, Feb. 7.
Downtown Ramble — The City of Las
1607 N Zaragoza BARON GROCERY
Cruces hosts an evening of music and art 5 to 7 NM Watercolor Society — The Southern
800 N. Zaragosa 7555 Aculpulco
Chapter meets 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, in
BASKIN ROBBINS
p.m. the first Friday of the month at art venues
100 N. Americas
the Administration Building Art Room, at Good
ALL LOCATIONS CROSSLAND
of in a seven-block stretch of Las Cruces
8045 N. Loop
Samaritan Society Village, 3011 Buena Vida
GALLERY / EPAA
Downtown Mall. Information: (575) 647-0508.
RIVIERA 14300 Horizon
Circle in Las Cruces. The program is a
500 W. Paisano

Impressions Studio — 4116 Calle Belleza,


5218 Doniphan
”Chinese Painting and Mounting on Rice Paper”
¡AY CARAMBA! YSLETA ISD
Las Cruces. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. presentation by Jacques Barriac. Admission is
HELLO PIZZA 8001 N Mesa
9600 Sims
Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Featured free. Information: (915) 217-3698 or nmwater-
River Run Plaza THE MARKETPLACE
are Marj Leininger, Gypsy Sage Artist, and Kim colorsociety.org.
ESCAMILLA GALLERY
AVANT-EDGE 5034 Doniphan
Miller, Forever Flowers Yard Art through
1445 Main, San Eizario
PHARMACIES
Also
14476 Horizon THE BAGEL SHOP CLINT ISD February, as part of For the Love of Art Month.
1576 Lomaland 3400 N. Mesa LIBRARIES Information: (575) 520-9245.
Las Cruces Arts Fair — Doña Ana Arts Deming Arts Center — 100 Gold in
Deming, N.M. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday
THE PIZZA JOINT WING STOP EL PASO
Council’s 10th annual regional juried fine arts
through Saturday. Admission is free.
7000 Westwind
event is March 6-8 in the Las Cruces
1757 George Dieter INTERNATIONAL
Convention Center, 680 E University. Hours Information: (575) 546-3663, demingarts.org or
HAL MARCUS 9530 Viscount AIRPORT
on Facebook. Showing Feb. 1-27: “Deming
9008 Dyer are 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
GALLERY 2900 N. Mesa
Student Art,” best works by the various
8825 N. Loop
UTEP LIBRARY
Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: $10 at the door;
1308 N. Oregon
Deming Arts Council students. Artist reception
13855 Horizon Blvd. $15 for a two-adult pass when purchased in
LA MORENA EPCC CAMPUSES
1516 Lee Trevino
advance; free for age 12 and under. Ticket is 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2.
YMCA’s
BOWIE BAKERY holders may reenter the event one additional FeVa Fotos show — The 2020 FeVa Fotos
day at no charge. Tickets available in advance at
ANDALE
show, featuring images by Sandy Feutz and
5000 Doniphan #105, EP CONV. CENTER
DAAC offices, 1740 Calle de Mercado in Tom Vaughan, runs through February at
9201 Gateway W

Mesilla or online at daarts.org. Information:


EL PASO
Mimbres Region Arts Council Gallery, Wells
JJ’S
(575) 523-6403.
AVILA’S
Fargo Building at 1201 Pope in Silver City.
5320 Doniphan LIBRARIES
Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
6232 N. Mesa
Las Cruces Museum of Art — 491 N.
LEO’S EL PASO MUSEUMS
ARDOVINO’S
Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to Friday. Information: mimbresarts.org.
This year’s theme is “Silver City is a State of
7520 Remcon (ART, HISTORY,
4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to
PIZZA
Mind.” Opening reception is 2 to 4 p.m. Friday,
ARCHAEOLOGY)
4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 7.
865 N. Resler
Jan. 31. The exhibit focuses on the unique
206 Cincinnati PAPA BURGERS
Information: (575) 541-2137, las-cruces.org or
TX TOURISM
character (and characters) found in Silver City.
145 W. Sunset 2066 Wedgewood
2301 N. Zaragosa CENTER on Facebook at LCMuseums.

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Gallery talk the north and the Zuni Mountains to the
South. Outlying great houses that share
Cont’d from Page 25 many of the same features as those in
Chaco Canyon can be found here, although
being refinished.” they are generally on a smaller scale.
Tether, the sculpture’s owner, related that ‘Great houses’ and kivas have also been
An Evening with Tracy K. Smith — • Feb. 1: “Clichés and How to Avoid Them” recently the piece’s move to this region
UTEP’s Bilingual MFA in Creative Writing, and with Robin Scofield. Scofield is the author of found at the Aztec and Salmon Ruins, both
has taken on a personal significance. dating to the mid-12th and early 13th cen-
English at UTEP programs host the 22nd Poet “Sunflower Cantos and Flow,” which was “When I came to Las Cruces to assist
Laureate of the United States and Pulitzer Prize named Southwest Book of the Year by the turies.
with the installation of the piece at the Much of the Ancestral Puebloan Culture
winner 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at Border Library Regional Association. Farm and Ranch Museum, I was fortunate
Tomas Rivera Conference Center in the UTEP • Feb. 8: “Art Shots: Write the Image, Part 2” (formerly referred to as Anasazi) has its
to meet my fiancée, Michelle. I am cur- roots in the Chacoan traditions. Among
Student Union, Room 308. Smith will read with Jeanette DesBoine. DesBoine is a writer, rently in the process of moving from
from her poetry novel, “Wade in the Water,” indie publisher, and an emerging artist. She was these are the Acoma people, who main-
Dallas to Las Cruces, thus within a few tained black-on-white pottery traditions as
with a special Spanish translation from Andrea awarded the Woman of Achievement Award in months I will be close to both things that
Cote Botero. A Q&A moderated by Professor Business and Technology for Contra Costa did the early Chacoan people. As a com-
are dear to my heart.” plement to the Chacoan exhibition, two
Sasha Pimental follows, and copies of Smith’s County, Ca. and also founded Oseye Cultural
renowned potters from Acoma, Dolores
Chaco pottery exhibit
poetry collections will be available for pur- Arts Center in El Paso.
chase. Information: events.utep.edu. • Feb. 15: “Against Love Poetry” with Kit Lewis-Garcia and Claudia Mitchell, will
Wren. Wren has participated in the The El Paso Museum of Archaeology is give a lecture and demonstration of this
“Love Story Read Aloud for Adults” tradition Feb. 22.
Tumblewords Project since age 12 years old. now hosting two exciting events showcas-
— Romantic poems and love stories will be Lewis-Garcia has been around great pot-
• Feb. 22: “Speaking In Tongues: The Poetry ing the pottery and potters of the Chaco
read aloud 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the of Invented Languages” with David Romo. region. The first, an exhibition entitled tery artists her whole life, but her greatest
Thomas Branigan Memorial Library’s Romo is a writer, musician and historian who “From the Edge to the Center: The inspiration came from her late mother, the
Roadrunner Room, 200 E. Picacho in Las specializes in borderland studies. Romo is Chacoan Outliers,” opened Jan. 25 and world-renowned potter Lucy M. Lewis.
Cruces. Staff will select some of the passages, author of “Ringside Seat to a Revolution” and runs through Sept. 5. Presented in coopera- She gathers her own natural pigments and
and participants are encouraged to bring their co-director of the Museo Urbano, a public his- tion with the Salmon Ruins and the San clays from the clay pits within the Acoma
own favorites (non-explicit) to share. tory project based in El Paso. He will be joined Juan County Museum Association of Pueblo, cleans her clay for impurities by
Admission is free. Information: (575) 528-4012 by members of his poetry band, Glosolalia, Rick Northwestern New Mexico, this exhibition hand, then she mixes, coils and paints by
or email cflynn@las-cruces.org. Quintanar and Carlos Fidel Espinoza. features a selection of items from the El hand. She uses a traditional firing method
Poetry Contest for Students — The El • Feb. 29: “Art of the Thank You Note” with Paso museum’s permanent collection in to add the finishing touch to her master-
Paso Public Library seeks entries for its 30th Mónica Gómez. Gómez has worked as a addition to pieces on loan from the Salmon pieces. The Lewis family keeps keep alive
annual Youth Poetry Contest through Feb. writer, performing songwriter, broadcaster, Ruins. Objects include ceramic vessels, traditions of the ancient Mimbres people,
15. Area students from 1st to 12th grade may motivational speaker, and teacher of creative sandals, beads, pendants, miniature effigies including designs such as the deer with a
submit original poems. Selected poems will be writing and martial arts. She twice received the and other perishable materials. heart line and lightning bolt pattern.
published in an official poetry contest booklet. El Paso Writers’ League’s Best of Best poetry Archeology Museum Director Jeff Dolores’ niece, Claudia Mitchell, is the
Information: elpasolibrary.org. award. This workshop uses memory and story- Romney shared, “The Chacoan Culture, granddaughter of Acoma matriarch Lucy
telling to convey an experience that sparks which flourished between AD 860 and Lewis, who was the driving force behind
‘Poetry Therapy’ — The sessions are 6:30 gratitude rather than platitudes and cliché. 1150, was originally centered at Chaco the revival of pottery making as an art in
to 8 p.m. every third Friday (Feb. 21), at Brew Canyon in Northwestern New Mexico. the Pueblo of the Acoma.
Lab, 601 N. Oregon, Suite 1, sponsored by Murder She Read — The Eastside chapter
Although the Chacoan Culture was cen-
Literarity Book Shop. Information: 307-4242 or of the book discussion group supporting
tered within the canyon, its influence Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer
on Facebook at brewlabep. women mystery writers meets 7 to 8 p.m.
extended throughout the San Juan Basin to specializing in the visual arts
Tuesday, Feb. 4, to discuss “It All Comes Back
Southwest Book Awards — The 49th to You” by Beth Duke. Meeting place varies;
annual Border Regional Library Association call for location. Admission is free. Information:
Awards Banquet is 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 629-7063 or labodda9@aol.com.
22, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One
Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. Since 1971 the El Paso Writers’ League — The league
Awards have been presented in recognition of meets 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, in the con-
outstanding books about the Southwest. ference room at Dorris Van Doren Branch
Original video and audio materials are also con- Library, 551 Redd Road, with a discussion on
sidered. Librarian of the Year and Library Staff “Outlining Your Novel.” Admission is free and
Person of the Year awards also will be present- open to the public. Information: (818) 359-
ed at the event. The public is invited. Cost for 9075 or on Facebook at ElPasoWritersLeague.
dinner is $37.50; register at brla.info/banque- Reading Art Book Club — The book club
treg.pdf. Information: 747-5066, brla.info or on of the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main,
Facebook at borderlibraries. meets at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 to dis-
Leap Year Book Sale — Friends of the cuss “Learning by Heart: Teachings to Free the
Esperanza A. Moreno Branch Library, 12480 Creative Spirit” by Corita Kent and Jan
Pebble Hills, host a book sale 11 a.m. to 4:30 Steward. Meetings are free and open to the
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, with hardcover, paper- public; participants do not need to have read
back, trade size books, children’s wrapped the book. Information: (575) 541-2217, sab-
books, and more. Proceeds benefit the library. don@las-cruces.org or las-cruces.org.
Information: 212-0442 (library) or 212-3587 Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club —
(bookstore). The book club devoted to Victorian era science
The bookstore’s regular hours are 2:30 to 6 fiction meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at
p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Magoffin Home State Historic Site, 1120
Leaders R Readers Book Club — Magoffin. This month’s book is “Robur the
Leaders R Readers, a nonprofit community Conqueror” (1886) by Jules Verne. Tea and
resource for network marketing, hosts book pastries provided. Victorian era or steampunk
discussions 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. dress encouraged, but not required. Tea and
Admission is free, but registration required. For pastries provided. Admission is free.
current title being read and location, send text Information: 533-5147, visitmagoffinhome.com
to 275-3308 or email or Facebook.
Leaders_R_Readers@yahoo.com. Rail Readers Book Club — The club
Tumblewords Project — The writing meets at 11 a.m. on the third Wednesday of
workshops are 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays at UTEP’s the month at the Las Cruces Railroad Museum,
Centennial Museum, 500 W. University (new 351 N. Mesilla in Las Cruces. The Feb. 19,
location). Workshops are free; donations for book is “The Circus Train Conspiracy” by
the presenter are encouraged. Information: Edward Marston. Participation is free.
328-5484, 212-3710 (Armijo), tumbleword- Information: (575) 647-4480.
sproject@yahoo.com or on Facebook.

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Harvey Girls of El Paso — The Harvey Daughters of the Republic of Texas —
Girls of El Paso Texas meet at 2 p.m. Monday, The Rio Grande Chapter meets at 11 a.m.
Feb. 10, at Union Depot Passenger Station, Friday, Feb. 14, at El Paso Country Club, 5000
700 San Francisco. Program is “See & Hear Country Club Place. Program is “4th and 7th ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ — Las Cruces Escobar at Feb. 12-16, at UTEP’s Fox Fine
Stories of Fred Harvey and the Harvey Girls’ Grades Essay Winners for Statehood Day, Feb. Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Arts Studio Theatre. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.
Collections.” Visitors welcome. Admission is 19, 1846.” Anyone interested in Texas history Cruces Downtown Mall presents the classic Wednesdays through Saturday, plus 2:30 p.m.
free. Information: 591-2326. encouraged to attend. RSVP: 760-5775. Joseph Kesselring play Jan. 31-Feb. 16. matinees Saturday and Sunday. Directed by
Braintrust Bag Lunch — The free monthly El Paso Corral of the Westerners — Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Kim McKean. Tickets: $12-$18. Information:
outdoor mini-lecture series at Magoffin Home The monthly dinner program of El Paso Corral Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $17 ($14 747-5118, theatredance.utep.edu or on
State historic Site, 1120 Magoffin is noon of the Westerners International #26 is 6 p.m. senior, students and military; $10 groups and Facebook.
Wednesday, Feb. 12. Guest speaker to be Friday, Feb. 21, at Holiday Inn El Paso-West children). Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcct- Inspired and created by students, the pieces
announced. Bring a bag lunch and some friends. 900 Sunland Park Dr. at I-10. Program is nm.org. See “Stage Talk,” Page 32. examine subjects and themes that percolated
Information: 533-5147, visitmagoffinhome.com. “African Women in the West,” presented by through a series of methodologies of devised
‘Saturday Night Fever’ — UTEP Dinner theater and writing techniques.
Sharon Owen. Cost: $20 (includes dinner and Theatre presents the Broadway and West End
Doña Ana County Genealogical program). Visitors welcome; RSVP needed by
Society — The society meets 2 to 3 p.m. smash hit Jan 31-Feb. 16, featuring music by ‘Tartuffe’ — Doña Ana Repertory Theatre
Feb. 17: 759-9538. the Bee Gees. Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday (DART) presents the energetic, one-act adapta-
Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Branigan Library, 200
E. Picacho in Las Cruces. Sally Kading will talk Fort Bayard Tours — Fort Bayard Historic through Saturday; non-dinner matinees are tion of the Moliere classic at 7 p.m. Friday and
about cemeteries, including being able to read Preservation Society host free tours of the his- Sunday 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and 16; dinner mati- Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday Feb. 14-16, at Rio
the different symbols on headstones and burial toric fort 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at each Saturday at nee is 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2. Tickets: Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las
options for today’s changing world. Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark, six $33.50 to $43.50 Wednesday, Thursday and Cruces Downtown Mall. Created by Ron
Information: (575) 527-1833 or dacgs.org. miles east of Silver City, N.M. off U.S. 180. Sunday discount dinner performances; $36.50 House, Diz White, Alan Sherman, John Neville
Information, group tours: (575) 388-4477 or to $48.50 (Friday and Saturday dinner perform- Andrews and Derek Cunningham. Admission:
Southwest Chapter of Railway & (575) 574-8779. Web: fortbayard.org ances), and $19.50 to $29.50 no-dinner mati- $15. Information: (575) 541-2290 or
Locomotive Historical Society — The The “Rising to the Challenge: Allied World nee performances (Ticketmaster). Information: riograndetheatre.org.
society meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt. So virtuous is Tartuffe that every form of
War II” Winter Film Series runs through
12, at El Sarape Restaurant, 5103 Montana. A talented, streetwise kid from Brooklyn tries pleasure is an abomination to him. Orgon, a
March 19 at 7 p.m. Thursday at Santa Clara
Program is “Mexican Railway History.” Visitors to escape his dead-end life through dancing. rich merchant, is completely duped by the ruse
Armory. Admission is free.
welcome. Information: 591-2326. Saturday Night Fever includes favorites by the and watches approvingly as the cunning
Bee Gees such as “Stayin’ Alive,” “Night Fever” Tartuffe “reforms” his whole family.
and “More Than a Woman,” along with other
‘The Vagina Monologues’ — Star on the
disco classics featured in the film. Adult subject
Mountain Production Company’s 3rd annual
matter and language.
Day presentation of Eve Ensler production is
Search for a Star 2020 — Boba Cafe and 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb.
Cabaret, 1900 E. Espina in Las Cruces, pres- 14-15, at Mount Hope Lutheran, 9640
ents the talent showcases Friday and Saturday, Montwood, directed by Rachel Mullins.
Jan. 31-Feb. 1 and Feb. 7-8, consisting of 12 Admission: $10; available at brownpapertick-
contestants from age 10 to 50, including ets.com.. Information:
singers, musicians, a comedian, actor, and staronthemountainep.weebly.com.
dancers competing for a cash prize. Dinner
‘ReUnión rEvolución’ — The Latinx New
shows start at 6 p.m. and cocktail shows begin
Works Fest is Feb. 17-22, at the Chamizal
at 8:30 p.m. each night. Tickets: $25 dinner
National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. The
show; $12.50 cocktail show. Reservations:
program, created by UTEP assistant professor
(575) 647-5900.
of theater Kim McKean, was funded by a
‘As You Like It’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Humanities Texas grant to celebrate both local
Montana presents one of Shakespeare’s best- and national Latinx voices and stories.
loved comedies Feb. 7-23. Showtimes are 8 Admission is free. Schedule, other information:
p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. 747-5118, theatredance.utep.edu or on
Tickets: $15 ($12 seniors, students, military Facebook.
and teachers; $9 children). Information: 532-
Kennedy Center Spring Student
1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
Showcase — UTEP Department of Theatre
Love blooms in the Forest of Arden, as the
and Dance will showcase performances and
banished Rosalind and her faithful cousin Celia
design presentations by students traveling to
encounter a group of other exiles. Gender
the American College Theatre Festival this
roles, nature, and politics are confused in this
spring at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Fox Fine
play that reflects on how bewildering yet utter-
Art’s Wise Family Theatre. Admission: $10
ly pleasurable life and love can be.
(includes dessert). Information: 747-5118, the-
‘The Killing Game’ — No Strings Theater atredance.utep.edu or on Facebook.
Company presents the play by Eugene Ionesco,
R-Rated Magic Show — Comedy magician
directed by Marissa Bond, through Feb. 9, at
Grant Freeman performs his unique, raunchy
Black Box Theater, 430 N. Main in Las Cruces.
show at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at Rio
Showtime is 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30
Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main, Las Cruces
p.m. Sundays, and 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6.
Downtown Mall, with tricks, antics, pranks,
Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65;
stunts, wisecracks, and buffoonery. Admission:
$10 all seats Thursday). Information: (575) 523-
$27 (18 and over admitted). Information: (575)
1223 or no-strings.org.
541-2290 or riograndetheatre.org.
Set in a small town during an outbreak of
plague, citizens fall one after another, and the ‘A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant,
town is transformed from a gossipy, boring and A Prayer’ — Star on the Mountain
burg (where the townspeople all speak in Production Company presents its 3rd annual
clichés) into a maelstrom of paranoia and hor- VDAY production of the Eve Ensler play at
ror, as hundreds of citizens literally drop dead. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb.
21-22, at Mount Hope Lutheran, 9649
‘Monsters We Create’ — UTEP
Montwood. Directed by Jesse Snyder.
Department of Theater & Dance presents orig-
Admission: $10; available at brownpapertick-
inal pieces created by UTEP students in collab-
ets.com. Information:
oration with New York playwright Georgina
staronthemountainep.weebly.com.

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Mesilla. The historic theater, operated by the
Mesilla Valley Film Society, features films at
7:30 p.m. nightly, plus 1:30 p.m. Saturday and
2:30 p.m. Sunday. Some 7:30 p.m. Sunday night
screenings have an open caption option.
Admission: $7 ($6 seniors, military and students
with ID; $5 children and society members); $5
Film Salon — The Film Salon presents “Royal Hunt of the Sun” is 7 p.m. Tuesday, on Wednesday. Information, schedule: (575)
“Twentieth Century” at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, as part of the Obscure Film Series. 524-8287 or mesillavalleyfilm.org.
Feb. 1, at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 250 E. Admission: $5. • Jan. 31-Feb. 6: 2020 Oscar Shorts – Live
Montecillo, as part of its Screwball Comedies Action & Animation.
Pat Garrett Western Heritage Festival
series. Tickets: $7, available at drafthouse.com. • Feb. 7-13: “Fantastic Fungi,” a descriptive
— The festival explores the life, controversies
Information: filmsalon.org or on Facebook. time-lapse journey about the magical, mysteri-
and legacy of Pat Garrett, the Wild West’s
Jay’s Pix Presents at the International most famous lawman, with live musical presen- ous and medicinal world of fungi.
Museum — Film historian Jay Duncan and the tations, movie screenings, reenactments and • Feb. 14-20: “The Song of Names.” An
Sunset Film Society host presentations at 2 more starting at noon Saturday, Feb. 29, at the Englishman travels throughout Europe to finds
p.m. Saturdays at International Museum of Art, Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in Las his childhood friend, a violin prodigy, who dis-
1211 Montana. Admission is free. Snacks sold. Cruces. Admission: $10. Information: (575) appeared on the eve of his first solo concert
Information: 543-6747 (museum), international- 541-2290 or RioGrandeTheaftre.com. several years earlier. Two-for-one admission on
museumofart.net and sunsetfilmsociety.org. Best remembered for killing Billy the Kid, Feb. 14.
Thus month’s theme is “In Matters of the Garrett lived in Doña Ana County for 12 years, • Feb. 21-27: “Van Gogh & Japan.” The film
Heart” featuring various themes of love. served as county sheriff for four years, and was explores Vincent van Gogh’s interest in
• Feb. 1: “Dodsworth” (1936). Adaptation of killed there on Feb. 28, 1908. Japanese art and its influence on his work.
the best-selling novel by Sinclair Lewis. A small- • Noon: “Sing The Legend” live musical pres- No Feb. 22 matinee; Feb. 27 show at 1:30
town retiring American industrialist, finds that entation by Dan Crow, John Wood, Ash Soular. p.m. (no evening show)
his money cannot bring him happiness. When • 2 p.m.: Disappearance of Col. Fountain pres-

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entation by David Thomas, on the events lead- Please see Page 32
he and his wife go to Europe, they find a differ-
ent set of values and relationships. ing up to and following the disappearance and
• Feb. 8: “The Hurricane” (1937). Set in the apparent killing of Col. Albert J. Fountain and
South Seas and directed by John Ford. A his son Henry on Jan. 28, 1896.
& Florence Street Gallery
Wash & Wear Hair!
Polynesian, unjustly imprisoned, makes many • 2:30 p.m.: Fountain Murder Trial reenact-
attempts to escape and return to his wife. ment, followed by discussion at 3:30 p.m.
• Feb. 15: “The More the Merrier” (1943). • 4 p.m.: “The Fountain Murders” presentation

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Retired millionaire Benjamin Dingle arrives in by Karl Laumbac.
Washington, D.C. as an adviser on the housing • 7 p.m.: Screening of the 1958 film “The Left

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shortage and finds that his hotel suite will not Handed Gun,” with Paul Newman as Billy the
be available for two days. He sees an ad for a Kid and John Dehner as Garrett.

588-4247
roommate and talks a reluctant young woman
north of Montana
Las Cruces International Film Festival
into letting him sublet half of her apartment.
— Actors Richard Dreyfuss, Graham Greene,
Apppointment

• Feb. 22: “Johnny Belinda” (1948). Scandal


Krista Bridges Bella Heathcote and Judge Call today for your appointment
erupts when a woman who cannot hear or
Reinhold, and writer/producer Tom Schulman
speak is accused of gunning down the bully
are special guests at at the 2020 Las Cruces
who attacked her. She is befriended by a physi-
International Film Festival, presented by New
cian who recently moved to town.
Mexico State University and Visit Las Cruces
• Feb. 29: “Kate & Leopold” (2001). A duke
March 4-8. Screenings at the Las Cruces Allen
travels from New York in 1876 to 2001 and
Theatres Cineport 10, 700 South Telshor.
falls in love. Stars Meg Ryan and Hugh Jackman.
VIP passes are $150 for all events. Film and
Fort Bayard Film Series — The “Rising to workshop access passes are $75. Daily screen-
the Challenge: Allied World War II” Winter ing passes are $20. Tickets and full schedule
Film Series is 7 p.m. Thursdays through available at lascrucesfilmfest.com.
March 19, at Santa Clara Armory at Fort Single screening tickets, as available, are $10;
Bayard National Historic Landmark, six miles available in advance at the Rio Grande Theatre,
east of Silver City, N.M. off U.S. 180. Doors 211 N. Downtown Mall.
open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free; conces- Dreyfuss, Green, and Bridges are all cast in
sions available. Information: (575) 388-4862 or “Astronaut,” the opening night film on March
fortbayard.org 4. Dreyfuss plays an elderly widower who
• Feb. 6: The Longest Day enters and wins a competition hosted by a bil-
• Feb. 13: To Hell and Back lionaire entrepreneur and company founder on
the first commercial space flight. Director/
Pax Christi Film Series — Pax Christi El writer Shelagh McLeod and the film’s produc-
Paso and the Peace and Justice Ministry of the ers reality that inspired the film will join
Catholic Diocese of El Paso host a screening of Dreyfuss, Greene, and Bridges in a Q&A after
the documentary “500 Years Later” at 3 p.m. the film, along with Virgin Galactic staff.
Sunday, Feb. 9, at St. Joseph School auditori- Dreyfuss (”Close Encounters of the Third
um, 1315 Travis (enter through parking lot Kind,” “Mr. Holland’s Opus) will receive the
across from rectory). Discussion follows. Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment
Admission is free, donations accepted. Award March 5.
Information: 740-3962.
Ever since the onset of the African holocaust Movies at Branigan Library — Thomas
of enslavement and colonialism, persons of Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho,
African descent all over the world have strug- presents free book-based movies in the
gled for basic freedoms. The documentary, Roadrunner Room. Admission is free. Call for
filmed on five continents, is infused with the titles and ratings. Information: (575) 528-4014,
spirit and music of liberation. or library.media@las-cruces.org.
Movies rated PG-13 and R are 5 p.m. the sec-
Classic Film Series — Rio Grande Theatre, ond Wednesday of the month.
211 N. Main in Las Cruces, presents the classic Family friendly movies rated G and PG are
film “Sabrina” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. 10:30 a.m. the fourth Saturday of the Month.
Admission: $5. Information: (575) 541-2290, Award-winning foreign films are featured at 2
riograndetheatre.org or on Facebook. p.m. the fourth Sunday of the month.
A family showing of “Honey I Shrunk The
Kids” is noon Saturday, Feb. 22. Admission: $1 Fountain Theatre — 2469 Calle de
at the door. Guadalupe, 1/2 block south of the plaza in

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Film Scene Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. London novel. Ranarivelo.
• First Lady (ArtAffects) — Corbin Bernsen, • Emma (Focus) — Anya Taylor-Joy, Josh • Saint Francis (Oscilloscope) — Kelly
Cont’d from Page 31
Nancy Stafford,Burgess Jenkins; Directed by O’Connor, Gemma Whelan. Directed by O’Sullivan, Charin Alvarez, Braden Crothers.
Nina May. Autumn de Wilde. Based on the beloved Jane Directed by Alex Thompson.
• Feb. 28-March 5: “Invisible Life.” Two sis-
• Ordinary Love (Bleecker Street) — Liam Austen novel. • Wendy (Fox Searchlight) — Tommie Lynn
ters born in Rio de Janeiro make their way
Neeson, Lesley Manville, Amit Shah. Directed • Goldie (Film Movement) — Slick Woods, Milazzo, Shay Walker, Stephanie Lynn Wilson.
through life, each mistakenly believing the other
by Lisa Barros D’Sa & Glenn Leyburn. George Sample III, Danny Hoch. Directed by Directed by Benh Zeitlin.
is living out her dreams half a world away.
• The Photograph (Universal) — LaKeith Sam de Jong. • The Whistlers (Magnolia) — Vlad Ivanov,
Jay’s Film Forecast — Film historian Jay Stanfield, Courtney B. Vance, Chelsea Perett. • Greed (Sony Classics) — Sophie Cookson, Catrinel Marlon, Rodica Lazar. Directed by
Duncan prepared this list of top monthly Directed by Stella Meghie. Asa Butterfield, Isla Fisher. Directed by Michael Corneliu Porumboiu.
“Coming Attractions” for movie fans, listed by • Sonic, the Hedgehog (Paramount) — Live Winterbottom.
Action & CG Animation. Jim Carrey, Adam • My Boyfriend’s Meds (Pantelion) — Brooke
DVD/Blu-ray Releases
studio and release date (subject to change):
Feb. 4:
Feb. 7: Pally, James Marsden. Directed by Jeff Fowler. Shields, Jason Alexander, Jaime Camil; Directed
• Doctor Sleep. R
• And Then We Danced (Music Box) — Levan • The Times of Bill Cunningham (Greenwich) by Diego Kaplan.
• Last Christmas. PG-13
Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili, Ana Javakishvili. — Documentary about the legendary NY Feb. 28:
• Playing with Fire. PG
Directed by Levan Akin. Times photographer. Directed by Mark Bozek. • A White, White Day (Film Movement) —
• 21 Bridges. R
• Birds of Prey (Warner Bros.) — Margot • What About Love (XLI) — Sharon Stone, Ingvar Sigurdsson, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir,
Feb. 11:
Robbie, Ewan McGregor, Mary Elizabeth Andy Garcia, Iain Glen. Directed by Klaus Hilmir Snær Guðnason. Directed by Hlynur
• Ford v. Ferrari. PG-13
Winstead. Directed by Cathy Yan. Menzel. Palmason.
• First Love. Not Rated
• The Lodge (Neon) — Riley Keough, Alicia Feb. 21: • Burden (101 Studios) — Forest Whitaker,
Feb. 18:
Silverstone, Richard Armitage. Directed by • Bloodshot (Columbia) — Sam Heughan, Eiza Andrea Riseborough, Garrett Hedlund.
• A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. PG
Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz. González, Vin Diesel. Directed by Dave Wilson. Directed by Andrew Heckler.
• The Good Liar. R
Feb. 14: • Brahms: The Boy II (STX) — Katie Holmes, • The Invisible Man (Universal) — Elisabeth
• Midway. PG-13
• Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island (Columbia) — Owain Yeoman, Ralph Ineson. Directed by Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Aldis Hodge.
March 3:
Maggie Q, Michael Peña, Lucy Hale. Directed William Brent Bell. Directed by Leigh Whannell. NOT based on
• Dark Waters. PG-13
by Jeff Wadlow. • The Call of the Wild (Disney) — Karen the novel by H.G. Wells!
• Queen and Slim. R
• Downhill (Fox Searchlight) — Miranda Otto, Gillan, Harrison Ford, Cara Gee. Directed by • The Ride (ESX) — Shane Graham, Sasha
March 10:
Will Ferrell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Directed by Chris Sanders. Re-imagining of the classic Jack Alexander, Ludacris. Directed by Alex
• Charlie’s Angels. PG-13

Dark comic classic

N
opens 2020 for LCCT
othing works better for a theater
audience than a classic.
“Arsenic and Old Lace,” next up
at Las Cruces Community Theater, fits
that bill to a “T.”
“Arsenic is a play with archetypal
characters and delightful blend of horror
and comedy,” director Darin Robert
Cabot said. “And Mortimer’s story is
one of nature vs. nurture in which he
realizes that he can escape the trappings Rooney, Mike Cruz as Officer O’Hara,
of his family history.” Mario Nuñez as Officer Klein, and
Written by Robert Kesselring in 1939 Doug Abbott as Mr. Gibbs and Mr.
(and subsequently a classic movie star- Witherspoon.
ring Cary Grant in 1944), the dark com- Cabot said his biggest joy is working
edy has been popular with professional with “community performers and artists
and community theaters ever since. with whom I haven’t collaborated
“Set against the backdrop of an aging, before.”
Victorian Brooklyn house that neigh- That includes his tech crew: Roxy
bors a churchyard cemetery, ‘Arsenic Garcia, stage manager; Melissa Muñoz,
and Old Lace’ is the story of Mortimer costume and set design; Doug Roby, set
(a theatre critic) and his struggles to construction; Jessie Ortega, lighting
overcome the shenanigans of his design; Ally Flitcroft, assistant lighting
macabre and dysfunctional family: his design; and Zane Chaffe, sound design.
spinster aunts who poison the guests of Currently the theater teacher at
their ‘bed and breakfast’ operation, his Centennial High School, Cabot got his
brother Teddy, who believes he is BA in theater arts from NMSU in 2002
Theodore Roosevelt, his brother and his MFA in Acting Pedagogy from
Jonathan who, thanks to some plastic the University of Alabama in 2009. He
surgery (provided by Dr. Einstein), lived and worked in New York City
looks like Boris Karloff (the role was after that until 2014, when he moved
played by the real Boris Karloff in the back to Las Cruces. He also has acted in
original Broadway production}, and his Colorado, Arizona, Alabama, and
impatient girlfriend Elaine,” Cabot said. Havana, Cuba.
“The complications and laughs multiply Cabot said he wants the audience to
as the dark secrets of the Brewster fami- walk away with two things when they
ly unravel.” leave the theater after seeing “Arsenic
Luz Resendez is the put-upon nephew. and Old Lace.”
Dawn Duncan and Virginia Ostendorf “A smile. A chill.”
are the crazy aunts, Abby and Martha, Carol Viescas is a veteran of
respectively. James Boberg is Teddy community theater and teaches
Brewster, Nathan Harper is Jonathan journalism at Bel Air High School.
Brewster, Veronica Bissell is Dr.
Einstein, and Stephanie Beauregard is Las Cruces Community Theatre pres-
the confused girlfriend, Elaine Harper. ents “Arsenic and Old Lace” Jan. 31-
Rounding out the cast are Victor Feb. 16. Information: (575) 523-1200 or
Roberts as Rev. Dr. Harper and Lt. lcctnm.org.

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Legendary KISS stops at UTEP ast month I talked about how,
as it rides into the sunset after decades of reading the Bible,
there is still so much more that I
This one isn’t happening until early March don’t know than what I know. I men-
so you have plenty of time to act now and
not have a “What, when was this?” moment. tioned a podcast, found at bemadisciple-
On March 9, UTEP welcomes to town the ship.com, which has been exploring the
legendary KISS. This is not the first time the Bible through weekly episodes since
band has claimed it is the last time, but this 2016. Every so often they detour from
is called the “End of the Road Tour,” so the main text to discuss some broader
maybe it actually is. The show is sure to be topics, and recently I heard their mes- signifies completeness); and literary
entertaining either way. Their opening act is sage about “Jewish hermeneutics.” devices such as inverted parallelism, in
David Lee Roth, the on-again, off-again lead Hermeneutics has to do with how we
vocalist of Van Halen. This is a life comes
which the climax of the teaching is usu-
interpret text. The podcast leader, Marty ally found in the middle, not the end.
full circle moment, since Kiss co-founder,
loudmouth and bassist Gene Simmons has
Solomon, listed four main “levels” of • “Drash” is the story within the story,
always claimed that he actually discovered The Who, “Who,” Polydor/ Biblical interpretation in Jewish reli- the deeper truth being taught. Go back
Roth in 1976 with his band in a small New Interscope Records gious teaching, using the Hebrew words: to Mark 4, but the first part of the chap-
York club. Neither Kiss nor Roth has had It’s very risky to wait over a dozen years to
• “P’shat” refers to the literal reading of ter where Jesus concludes the parable of
new material for close to a decade, but that release an album of new material when both the text. It’s the approach most of us the sower with “Whoever has ears to
doesn’t really matter because they have a surviving band members are in their mid- take when we start reading the Bible. hear, let them hear.” (verse 9). Jesus did
rich back catalogue of hits. Maybe even
70s. The fact that the word “surviving” is We read the words on the page and not expect people to get it; he was plant-
more importantly, they are masters at putting acquire basic knowledge of what’s going
on a spectacle, so buckle up tight and get
used at all gives you a clue. But this is The ing seeds of truth just like in the story he
Who we are talking about, and time off was on. It’s a surface level way of under- was telling. Truth has to take root and
ready for a wild ride as both may actually be
all they needed to create amazing new mate- standing Scripture, but it’s also essential. grow before it can become productive.
at the end of the road.
rial. The new disc, simply titled “Who” (sure It’s not much different from how we We live in an impatient society, so if
The Stereophonics, “Kind,”
some more creativity could have been used read a newspaper, textbook or manual. we set aside time to read the Bible we
there but don’t let that worry you), answers • “Remez” is about looking for hidden expect instant insight. But in Jewish rab-
Parlophone /Elektra Records the relevancy question right from the start, treasures in the text, and requires broad binic teaching, knowledge was not the
It’s been almost two years since their last with “All this Music Must Fade,” a track that familiarity with Scripture. In Jesus’ day, ultimate goal. Knowledge was valuable
release and only two-and-a-half decades could have been pulled from any LP in their people memorized vast amounts of
since their debut, so hopefully somewhere in heyday. Pete Townshend (age 74) is on guitar
only insofar as it led to godly character.
sacred text, and a teacher would rely on And that takes time.
between you discovered for yourself the bril- front and center, and also pounding drums.
liance that is the Stereophonics. Europe has that knowledge to lace his teaching with In Ezekiel, Jeremiah and Revelation,
Roger Daltrey (age 75) is strong as ever on
known their genius pretty much since the vocals. There’s some tongue-and-cheek com-
tacit references and allusions. the person receiving a vision is instruct-
beginning and I haven’t shut up about them mentary about how it all doesn’t matter any- Nearly everything that Jesus taught and ed to eat a part of a sacred scroll.
ever since I took this gig. This one, like its way. The album is filled with plenty of did contained imagery from the Hebrew Likewise we should seek to fully digest
predecessor, is being released by Warner explosive moments that remind you why sacred texts. Sometimes it’s obvious, Scripture and let it become part of us.
Brothers Records. No treasure hunt is needed they are an essential piece of British Invasion such as when he referred to the “sign of • “Sod,” the final level of Jewish
to find it, so, let’s talk about how they some- history. “Who” proves who the band is that Jonah.” But sometimes it’s very subtle. hermeneutics, refers to the supernatural
how just keep taking their game to another For example, when Jesus is asleep in
level with every release. Frontman and co-
can still make incredible music after half a mystery of God’s truth that we cannot
century; it’s “The Who,” who else could it the boat while a storm rages over the arrive at on our own but only by revela-
producer Kelly Jones’s vocals are in full dou-
ble-bourbon, triple-pack-of-smokes scratch
be? lake (Mark 4), there’s a striking corre- tion. It cannot be taught, but good teach-
mode and he sounds better than ever. As with spondence again to Jonah, who also was ing will prepare the earnest student to
their past efforts there is some slide guitar, an Collectibles: Old 97’s, sleeping on a boat during a storm (com- someday arrive at that deepest under-
organ and a few more stripped-down “Mimeograph,” New West pare Mark 4:35-41 to Jonah 1:4-6). standing. This level of truth cannot be
acoustic cuts, but the newest entry is a wel- Over this past holiday season, I found myself Are they related somehow and what’s understood by the mind alone, nor can it
come dance groove that permeates through constantly listening to one of the most amaz- the meaning if they are? In Jewish be objectively described. It is the truth
their second single, “Bust this Town.” The
ing original material holiday albums ever teaching, the search for such connec- that transforms us and forever alters not
disc is simply titled “Kind,” and features tions and their significance was open-
Black Crowes and Jayhawks producer
released. It was 2018’s “Love the Holidays” just how we understand the world
by what should be everyone’s favorite cow ended. These “remezes” are pointers around us but who we are as persons.
George Drakoulias and Tom Petty side man
Benmont Tench, so you know with those punk/alt. country band and home state telling us to dig deeper.
kind of friends it’s got to be amazing. favorite, the Old 97’s. Which got me going Other examples include the use of vari- Randy Limbird is editor of
straight down their rabbit hole. As I dug ous numbers, which in Jewish tradition El Paso Scene. Comments?
Art Alexakis, “Sun Songs” through my archives, I came across an EP almost always carried meanings besides Send to randy@epscene.com
The End Records
that isn’t known by most, but absolutely quantity (such as the number 7, which
should not be overlooked. “Mimeograph”
Alexakis has always done a really good job was released over a decade ago as an ultra-
of wearing his heart on sleeve — some might limited souvenir piece sold on tour. The bad
say a little too good. On “Sun Songs” the news is it consists of only four tracks, but the
new and very first solo album by the good news is they are all fantastic, unexpect-
Everclear frontman, things really haven’t ed remake cover tracks. They are all over the
changed as we learn even more about a day map, with probably the least-known song
in the life. He claims it isn’t entirely autobio- and band found in their choice of the
graphical but that is hard to believe for at Fratellis, “For the Girl.” They also go the
least 90 percent of the disc. Especially with legendary route taking on David Bowie, but
cuts like “Arizona Star,” which give us a then throw us a curve by choosing “Five
deep insight into his wonderful life as a Years.” They give R.E.M. a run for their
father with his 6-year-old daughter, who just money with their version of “Driver 8.” If
happens to be named Arizona Star. Then for some reason you aren’t sold yet, the ulti-
there is “House with a Pool.” Without going mate cherry on top is the Rolling Stones
into too much detail, the singer recently “Rocks Off,” complete with horn section,
revealed he had one installed. Sadly, “The which should be a staple of all their live
Hot Water Test” is the unfortunate telling of shows. It was released on CD and 10-inch
his recent MS diagnosis. The sound is very vinyl — let the hunt begin.
reminiscent of the band he has been with for
almost three decades, except it has a much
Keep an eye out for these new
more acoustic feel. He has also really taken
the word “solo” to new heights: He wrote and upcoming releases:
every song, plays every instrument and of
course handles the mic himself. He did get Green Day — “Father of All...”
some help when it comes to production, so Ozzy Osbourne — “Ordinary Man”
he only gets a co-producer credit. Overall Stone Temple Pilots — “Perdida”
“Sun Songs” will brighten your day as it
seems things are mostly looking up for Art, Brian Chozick is owner of Tumblin’
and he has finally found his happy place. Dice Music. Drop him a line at
tumblindicemusic@netscape.ne

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‘25th Annual Putnam County Spelling laps on a shEvents run from 10 a.m. to 9:30
Bee’ — American Southwest Theatre p.m. with categories ranging from juniors ages Run for Shoes 5K — epkicks *run for
9 and up, to pro cyclists,. Registration: bik- shoes* 5K run and 1 -mile fun run are 8 a.m.
Company presents the musical comedy March
5-15 at NMSU’s Center for the Arts in Las
Cruces. Tickets: (575) 646-4515 or nmsuthe-
March ereg.com/destination-el-paso-criterium.
Information: usacrits.com.
Saturday, March 29, at Up and Running
Westside, 3233 N. Mesa. Registration: racead-
atre.com. venturesunlimited.com.

Vines In The Pines — The Art and Wine


Festival is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday,
PREVIEW EPSYO and EPSO ‘Side-by-Side’
Concert — Performers from El Paso
Symphony Youth Orchestras and El Paso
El Paso Airplane Pull — The inaugural
fundraising airplane pull competition for Special
March 7-8 at Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Symphony Orchestra combine forces at the Olympics Texas El Paso is 9 a.m. Tuesday,
Sierra Blanca, with samples of New Mexico 14th annual Side-by-Side performance at 3 p.m. March 31, at the FedEx Ramp, 501 George
wines, local art, crafts, food, boutique vendors Sunday, March 29, at the Plaza Theatre. Ticket Perry. Information: 533-8229 or
and other local brews. Live music 1 to 5 p.m. information: 532-3776, 525-8978 or epso.org. mbaray@sotx.org.

Advertiser Index
Sunday from Chris Baker. Tickets at
eventbrite.com.
El Paso Rhinos - The Junior League ice
hockey team hosts the San Diego Sabers at 7
p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Alma Calderon 8 Flickinger Center 16 Mustard Seed Café 17
Sunday, March 6-8, at El Paso County Ardovino’s Desert Crossing 6 Fountain Theatre 32 Nayda’s Gems & Stones 33
Coliseum Events Center, next to the Coliseum,
Ardovino’s Pizza 9 Fox Plaza 14 NMMCP Consulting 23
4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $5-$30. Information:
479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com. Around and About Tours 29 Furrs Family Dining 31 Parks & Recreation 36
Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon.
ATMAS Healing 14 Galeria Lincoln 28 PhiDev Inc 26
Big Red Comic Con — Bel Air High Showing March 19-June 26: Early El Paso
School’s Anime/SciFi Clubs and Hanks Cosplay Masters. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday Azar Nut Shop 11 Hacienda de Mesilla 13 Precision Prosthetics 11
Club hosts the 2nd annual comic con 10 a.m. to through Friday,. Information: 533-9090 or hal- Baskin Robbins 13 Hal Marcus Gallery 23 PTEP 18
8 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 731 N. Yarbrough. marcus.com.
Bert Saldana Art Gallery 17 Hans Martial Arts 8 Radford School 5
Tickets: $5; free for age 5 and younger. George Lopez — The standup comic and Books Are Gems 29 Harmony School 12 Reidsan 23
Information: sites.google.com/yisd.net/bigred- TV star performs Friday, March 20, at Inn of
comiccon/ or on Facebook. Bruce’s Air 22 International Coin Club 6 Rio Grande Cancer Fndtn 24
the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M. Tickets:
Cattleman's 27 KTEP 35 Roman Art Design 22
Dr. Seuss Day — Inn of the Mountain Gods $45-$75. Information: 1-877-277
Resort and Casino in Mescalero, N.M. hosts a CBD Whole Health 5 Las Cruces Art Fair 20 Salon Selah 17
German Spring Bazaar — The German
family day 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 7 Air Force Air Defense Center of Fort Bliss Ceci Burgos Counseling 27 Leo’s Mexican Food 20 Silver City MainStreet 31
celebrating Dr. Seuss, with breakfast (including hosts its 17th annual spring bazaar 11 a.m. to 5 Collectibles 5 Magic Morning Market 24 Sunland Park Racetrack 7,35
green eggs and ham) 9 to 10 a.m., as well as
p.m. Saturday, March 21, at Building 747 on Crossroads Botanicals 32 Magoffin Home St. Hist Site 11 The Talk Shop 12
various activities. Tickets: $10. Information: 1-
Carter Road in Fort Bliss. Admission is free.
877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com. Eckankar 12 Mar Caribe 2 15 The Cleaners 32
Information: 201-5939, 201-5910 or betreu-
‘Seven Deadly Shorts’ — El Paso unginelpaso.com. El Paso Art Association 30 Marie Otero 31 UTEP Athletics 18
Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series El Paso Artists Studio Tour 14 The Marketplace 21 Vanities 2
El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m.
presents the series of10-minute plays by El Paso Live 3 Mesa Vista Winery 25 Village Inn 27
to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22,
Palmore Productions at 2:30 p.m. Sunday,
at Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway, at Boeing. El Paso Symphony 15 Mesilla Book Center 29 Vitality Medspa 14
March 8, at the Philanthropy Theatre (next to
Admission: $5 for both days (private readings Escamilla Gallery 10 Mission Del Rey 17 Walgreens 33
the Plaza Theatre). Tickets: $16
not included with admission). Free admission
(Ticketmaster). Information: 533-4020 or EPCC 9 The Music of Selena 25
with active duty military ID. Information: 345-
epcf.org.
6245 or elpasopsychicfair.com.
‘Dancing Backwards in High Heels’ — Javier Arana Jr. Memorial — The 8th
The 15th annual Women’s Business Symposium
annual Fallen Trooper 5K run and 1-mile walk
is 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at
is 9 a.m. Saturday, March 21, at Ascarate Park,
Wyndham El Paso Airport, 2027 Airway. Early
6900 Delta. Registration: $20 ($10 kids).
bird admission: $95 ($85 EPHCC members).
Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Information: 566-4066.
Bruce Nehring Consort — The consort
Rockhound Roundup — The 55th annual
concludes its 29th season at 2:30 p.m. Sunday,
roundup for rock and gem lovers is 9 a.m. to 5
March 22, at First Baptist Church, 801
p.m. Thursday through Sunday, March 12-15,
Montana, with a program featuring Charles
at the Southwest New Mexico Fairgrounds in
Gray of St. Olaf College, who will perform as
Deming. Free admission. Information: (575)
violin soloist and also conduct the Consort
544-9019, the dgms@gmail.com, or thedgm-
Chamber Players. Bruce Nehring will conduct
sclub.com.
the Consort Chamber singers. Ticket: $20 ($15
‘Lucky Friday the 13th’ — Burlesque on seniors, military; $5 students). Information:
the Rio hosts its burlesque show 8 to 11:30 532-5874 or brucenehringconsort.org.
p.m. Friday, March 13, at Touch Bar El Paso,
Las Cruces Game Convention — Las
11395 James Watt, featuring special guest Mayo
Cruces Game Knights’ 8th annual Las Cruces
Lua de Frenchie of Albuquerque. Admission:
Game Convention is 3 to 9 p.m. Friday and
$10; age 18 and older only. Information: bur-
noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 27-28, at the
lesqueontherio.weebly.com, or on Facebook.
Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E.
LCSO with Mario Carbotta and Guy University. Tickets (for both days): $15 in
Yehuda — Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra advance; $25 at the door ($20 for Saturday
performs with guest flutist Mario Carbotta and only). Information: (575) 621-3858,
clarinetist Guy Yehuda at 7:30 p.m. Saturday lcgameknights@gmail.com or lcgamecon.org.
and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 14-15, at NMSU’s
‘Bon Appetit’ — El Paso Opera presents
Atkinson Recital Hall. Tickets: $41-$51.
the deliciously funny opera starring Cherry
Information: (575) 646-3709, lascrucessympho-
Duke as Julia Child 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday,
ny.com or on Facebook.
March 28, at the Philanthropy Theatre in the
El Paso Locomotive FC — El Paso’s pro- Plaza Theatre Annex. Tickets: $25. Information:
fessional soccer team’s home games are at 581-5534, info@epopera.org, epopera.org or
Southwest University Park. Opening game is on Facebook.
Saturday, March 14, against the Portland
Sun City Crit — The USA Crits cycling
Timbers. Information: 235-GOAL, eplocomo-
event is Saturday, March 28, in Downtown El
tivefc.com or on Facebook.
Paso. Crits are bicycle races, involving multiple

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