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The ‘Art’ of Fundraising

Avance’s hearts have created a trend for benefits.

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TThhee HHeeaarrtt ooff EEll PPaassoo

Robert Dozal won El Paso Scene’s “Heart of El Paso” award for his “Dos Culturas Unidas” entry (center) in this year’s “Toma Mi Corazon” heart/art auction benefit for Avance, Feb. 3 at the Camino Real Hotel. Shown also are hearts by (clockwise from top right) Veva Gutierrez, Laura Jasso, Susan Amstater Schwartz, Nicholas Muñoz, Candy Mayer, Steve Salazar, Kathryn Johnson and Charlie Mayer.

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Valentine’s Day

SeniorLoveConference—ElPaso

CommunityCollege’sSeniorAdultProgram’s

16thannualconference“Live,LoveandCare

forYourself”is9a.m.to2p.m.Saturday,Feb.

5,atEPCCAdministrativeServiceCenter

Auditorium,9050Viscount,featuringwork-

shops,exhibitors,volunteerawards,door prizesandspecialaspecialappearancebyVikki Carr.Admissionisfreewithdonationofa cannedgood,butparticipantsmustregisterfor aconferencepasstoparticipate.

Information/registration:831-7801or

maryy@epcc.edu.

‘TheVaginaMonologues’—UTEP’s

annualproductionoftheaward-winningEve

Enslerplaywillbepresentedat7:30p.m.Feb.

11-12atMagoffinAuditorium.Theproduction

ispartofV-DayatUTEP.Doorsopenat6p.m.

withpre-showbyChrissyGurrolaFridayand Jayden’sPlaygroundSaturday,aswellasother multimediaentertainmentbothdays.Proceeds

gotowardstheReynoldsHome.Tickets:$10

generaladmission;$20VIP.(Ticketmaster).

V-Day(VforVictory,ValentineandVagina)is

aglobalmovementtostopviolenceagainst

womenandgirls.Information:vday.org.

Thisyear’sproductionissponsoredby

FronteraWomen’sFoundationandhostedby

FeministMajorityLeadershipAlliance.,

OtherV-Dayevents:

•Ascreeningofthedocumentary“Untilthe

Valentinedinneranddance—Santa

LuciaCatholicChurch,518Gallagher,willhost

itsannualValentinedance7p.m.,tomidnight

Saturday,Feb.12,atthechurch’sCentro

AmistadHall,featuringadinnerandlivemusic

bytheRhapsodyBand.Dinnerservedat7

p.m.;dancebeginsat8p.m.BYOB.Cost:$25

($50percouple);reservationsrecommended.

Information:592-5245.

Valentine’sDanceandDinner

AbundantLivingFaithCenterwillhostthedin-

neranddance7to10p.m.Friday,Feb.12,at

MonteCarloBallroom,1781NorthZaragoza,

featuringdinner,unlimitedsoftdrinksanddanc-

ing.Nochildcareprovidedoralcoholicbever-

agesallowed.Cost:$30;availableinadvanceat

thechurchoffice,1000ValleyCrest.

Information:532-8543orALFC.com.

BobBurnsandMikeCaranda

Orchestra—Thebig-bandstyleorchestra, namedforthelatebandleaderMikeCaranda

andledbyBobBurns,willhostits2ndannual

Valentine’sDaydinneranddancebenefiting

FreeWheelchairMissionSunday,Feb.13,at

RamadaPalmsHotelandConferenceCenterin

LasCruces.Dinnerservedat5p.m.,danceis

6:30to9:30p.m.Tickets:$35perperson

Information/reservations:(575)525-2450or

tickets@liftinglivesnn.org.

EPWValentine’sDayDance

EnterprisingandProfessionalWomen,Pasodel NortehostsitsfundraisingValentine’sDay

dance5to9p.m.Sunday,Feb.13,atLancer’s

ClubEast,3135Trawood.Buffetdinnerserved

6to7p.m.Proceedshelpraisefundstoaward

college/trainingscholarshipsforwomenwho

areeconomicallydisadvantaged,butstilldonot

PleaseseePage5

Violenceis4p.m.Thursday,Jan.27,inthe

UTEPUnionCinema,StudentUnionEast. •Aproductionof“AMemory,AMonologue,A

RantandAPrayer”is5p.m.Thursday,Feb.3,

intheUnionCinema,performedbystudents

fromYsletaHighSchool.Suggesteddonation:

$3-$5.

‘TheValentineSoiree’-TheGuildofthe

SpencerTheaterhostsits10thannualromantic

dinneranddanceis6:30p.m.Friday,Feb.11,

atthetheateratAirportHwy220inAlto,N.M.

(about12milesnorthofdowntownRuidoso).

Theeventfeaturesagourmetmeal,anddanc-

ingtotheMichaelFrancisTrio.Tickets:$50.

Information:1-888-818-7872orspencerthe- ($400advancedreservedtablefor10).

ater.com.

ValentineBall—ElPasoFriendsofJazz

Society’s7thannualValentine’sDaydinnerand

danceis7p.m.tomidnightSaturday,Feb.12,

atSunlandParkRacetrackandCasino’s SignatureShowroom,featuringlivemusicby

Azucar.Dinnerserved7:30to9:30p.m.

Tickets:$35(includesdinnerbuffet).Proceeds

benefitthesociety’sMaryandEddieDavis

ScholarshipFund.Information:584-0977or

elpasofriendsofjazz.org.

FEBRUARY

INDEX

BehindtheScene

4

JanuaryRoundup

3-13

SceneSpotlight

6

Here’stheTicket

14-17

ProgramNotes

18-19

Dance

20

Music,Comedy

21-23

VivaJuárez

22

Sports

25-26

Nature

27-28

RackingUpHistory

29

BecomingBicultural

32

Feature:

TheART ofFundraising 33-37

ElPasoFishNet

37

AttheMuseum

38-40

GalleryTalk

41-42

SWArtScene

43-48

OnStage

49-51

StageTalk

50

KeeponBookin'

52-53

HistoryLessons

53

FilmScene

54-55

LinerNotes

56

MarchPreview

57

ElPasoSceneUser’sGuide40

AdvertiserIndex 58

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Y ears ago I was on the board of directors of a performing arts group

Y ears ago I was on the board of

directors of a performing arts

group when we scheduled an

event without realizing that the date con- flicted with the holy of holies of unoffi- cial holidays: Super Bowl Sunday.

Needless to say, attendance sagged at that concert and afterward we never failed to check the NFL calendar when programming our winter concerts. This year, a few more local cultural events are taking the field on Super Bowl Sunday. Leading the offense against the Feb. 6 pro football championship is Lola Productions, which booked one of the top acts in the world to play in El Paso that Sunday afternoon: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the SouthAfrican vocal group that inspired Paul Simon’s “Graceland” album and also earned them a Grammy on their first U.S. release back in 1988. Joining the cultural counter-offense are three community theater productions offering Sunday matinees, one piano recital and an art sale in Las Cruces. Perhaps the growing use of digital video recorders gives these performing arts groups more courage to take on the Packers and Steelers. Back when my group unintentionally challenged the Super Bowl, the DVR was unheard of, and no football fan would rely on a VCR to capture the whole game. I actually prefer to watch a football game on the DVR. Programming your DVR requires pushing just a couple of buttons on your remote. Don’t forget to select the option to record a half-hour or so after the scheduled end of the game — more than once I’ve recorded a game and still missed out on the final deciding plays because the game ran late. Once you get the hang of the DVR remote, you learn exactly how long to hold the fast forward button to skip from the end of one play to the next snap. You also get to pick the replays you want to watch, and the commercials you don’t want to watch — or in the case of the Super Bowl, maybe the commercials you want to replay.

* * *

Super Bowl, maybe the commercials you want to replay. * * * Another glitch on the

Another glitch on the February calendar, at least as far as the Scene is concerned, is it being such a short month. Our production schedule calls for the Scene to publish on the Wednesday fol- lowing the fourth Monday of the month. If we stuck to that, our March 2011 issue would come March 2. The Scene has never failed to come out before the first of the month in its 17-plus years, so we decided to publish a week earlier. The March issue will come out Feb. 23. That means our deadlines are earlier than usual — the news deadline is Feb. 14 and the ad deadline is Feb. 16. Next year is a leap year, so we will go back to our usual schedule — the Wednesday following the fourth Monday in February will be Feb. 29. I checked my calendar. Fortunately, we won’t have to make this exception again until February 2017. * * * One tradition we haven’t changed is the annual “Toma Mi Corazon/Have a Heart” February cover. The first “Heart” cover was February 2004, just a couple of years afterAvance first conducted its annual heart art auction. We’ve noted that the success of theAvance’s fundraisers has inspired many others, which is the focus of this month’s feature story on Page 33. This year’s El Paso Scene “Heart of El Paso” award goes to Robert Dozal, who like many of the other artists featured on the cover, has been a strong supporter of the event for many years.

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meetfederalguidelinesforfinancialaid.

Admission:$30(includesdinner).

Information:GloriaFlores,851-3692orbpw-

international.org/

TheEPWPasodelNorteOrganizationisa

7591ornew-mexico-weddings.info.

p.m.Sunday,Feb.27,withthelatestbridal

fashionsfromDavid’sBridaandLaPopular.

Therewillbeoutsidevendorsincludingcakes,

flowersandeventandbanquetfacilities.

Ardovino’sSuperBowlSunday

Ardovino’sDesertCrossing,OneArdovino DriveinSunlandPark,hostsitsSuperBowl

eventatnoonSunday,Feb.6,intheMecca

Lounge,withan$11buffet,complimentarybar

snacks,giveawaysanddrinkspecials.

thelovedoneathomeorworkandaheart- Information:(575)589-0653orardovinos.com.

valentineconsistsfortwosongspreformedfor

beginningat9a.m.Monday,Feb.14.Each

Thewomen’sbarbershopquartetdelivers singingvalentinesinElPasoandLasCruces

HighTimeQuartetLiveValentines

signingandwitnessing.

presentedtoRev.Richaftertheceremonyfor

anyCountyClerk’sOffice.Licensemustbe

NewMexicoMarriageLicensebeforehandat

•ABridalandQuinceañeraFairisnoonto6

ter).Registrationrequiresanswering10ques-

tionsabouttheMexicanRevolutionplacedby

theclubmembersateducationalexhibits.The

kidsauctionisano-costauction;scriptprovid-

edforthebidding. TheInternationalCoinClubofElPaso,Inc.

meetsat6:30p.m.thefirstMondayofevery

monthattheTravelodgeMotel-LaHacienda,

6400Montana.Businessmeetingbeginsat6

p.m.followedbyanauctionaround7p.m.

AppraisalFair—ElPasoCountyHistorical

Society’s4thannualfairisnoonto4p.m.

Sunday,Feb.20,atElMaidaShrineTemple,

6331Alabama.Expertappraiserswillevaluate

antiques,collectibles,firearms,jewelry,artwork andpersonalitems.Onlyitemsthatcanbe hand-carriedwillbeappraised.Verbal

appraisals:$10peritem(refundedifunableto

determinevalueofitem).Information:533-

Coupleswishingtogetmarriedmustobtaina

localchapteroftheworldwideorganization

withchaptersinmorethan90countries.The

localchapterfocusesonhelpingwomen

achieveahighereconomicstatusforthem-

selvesandtheirfamilythroughacademic/traini- shapedboxofchocolates.Cost:$35.

ngassistanceandmentorship.

ChocolateBuffetandCabaret—The

annualFlickingerCenterfundraiserisMonday,

Feb.14,attheFlickingerCenterfor

PerformingArts,1110NewYorkAve.in

Alamogordo.Thisyear’scabaretfeatures

“S’Wonderful,”thenewGershwinmusical

revueincorporatingfour“mini-musicals”

inspiredbyrealeventsintheGershwinbroth- •GirlsScoutsoftheRioGrandewillsell2011

ers’lives.Performancebeginsat7:30p.m.with

buffetbeginningat6:30p.m.Tickets:$6,$10,

Collectiblesshow—Asportscard,toy,col-

lectiblesshowis9a.m.to4p.m.Sunday,Feb.

13,attheHyattHotel,6030GatewayEast(at

Information:565-2603or526-1709.

Thequartetconsistsofworkingandretired teachersandhasbeenperformingacapella

togethersince1996.

Also this month

BassettPlace—6101GatewayWest.

Information:772-7479orbassettplacemall.com.

Geronimo),hostedbyJ&MSportscards.

Information:591-5050.

CoinShow—TheInternationalCoinClub

ofElPaso’s48thannualCoinShowisFeb.18- 3603,533-6001orelpasohistory.com.

20atElMaidaShrineCenter,6331Alabama,

featuring60tablesofcoindealersfromTexas,

NewMexico,Colorado,Arizona,Indiana, PennsylvaniaandMainetobuyandsellcoins, banknotes,tokensandmedals.Showhoursare

AmericanMuscleCarShowand

Funfest—SouthwestCareerCollege,1414

Geronimo,willhostacarshowbenefiting

ChildrenGriefCenterofElPaso11a.m.to4

p.m.Sunday,Feb.27,featuringearlyandlate

modelmusclecars,classicandracingvehicles. LiveentertainmentbyEddieandtheImpacts andfoodvendorsoffered.Admissionisfree.

Information:449-1032or

elpasostreetscene.com.

LoveAffairandBridalExpo-The14th

annualeventpresentedbyKISS-FMbeginsat

10a.m.Sunday,Feb.27,attheCaminoReal

Hotel.Theexpo,featuresthreebridalfashion shows,andseveralvendorboothsinthehotel’s grandballroom,mezzanine,andlobby.

Admissionisfree.Information:544-9550or

534-3000.

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GirlScoutCookiesattheCommunityCart ThursdayandFridayafternoonsandallday

SaturdaysandSundaysthroughMarch13.

Callforhours:566-9433.

15and$25.Information:(575)437-2202or

1to6p.m.Friday,9a.m.to6p.m.Saturday,

and9a.m.to4p.m.Sunday.Admissionisfree.

Raffleticketsare$1forachancetowinmore

than$1,000worthofcoins.Information:533-

6001orelpasocoinclub.com.

Thisyear’sshowhonorstheCentennialofthe

MexicanRevolution.Theclubhasproduceda

medaldepictingGeneralFrancisco“Pancho”

Villaavailableforpurchase.Theclubwillalso

distributeanuncirculatedLincolncentwiththe

UnionShieldfreetoeachvisitorincommemo-

rationof2011asthe150thanniversaryofthe

startoftheU.S.CivilWar.

KidsauctionisplannedSaturdayat2p.m.for

ages7to14(limitedtothefirst50whoregis-

flickingercenter.com.

GroupMarriageVowRenewaland

WeddingCeremony—Couplescanrenew theirweddingvowsorgetmarriedlegallyina specialValentine’sDaygroupceremonyonthe

banksoftheRioGrande,Monday,Feb.14,at

CelestialWeddingChapel,220N.Date,SuiteA

inTruthorConsequences,N.M.officiatedby CelesteRich.Vowrenewalceremonybeginsat

•TheRockStarKaraokeChallengeis

Thursday,Feb.3and10,infrontofCafé

Plaza.Signupbycallingthemalloronline.

•AValentineArtFairisFridaythroughSunday,

Feb.11-13,withlocalartists,jewelryandcol-

lectibles. •KFOX-TVwillsignuppotentialorgandonors

12:30to3:30p.m.Saturday,Feb.26,at

PremiereCinema18.Allparticipantsreceive

PremiereCinemaadmittance. •Kids-N-Co.’sShowChoirpresentsits

Valentine’sshowatnoonand2p.m.Sunday,

Feb.27,featuringlovesongsoftodayandyes-

terday.

1:15p.m.withweddingceremonyat2p.m.

CouplesreceiveaphotoCDanda$15giftcer-

tificatetoCelestialCreationsEnchantedGifts.

Pre-registrationrecommended;spaceislimit-

ed.Cost:$65and$100Information:(575)894-

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On Sale Now!!! SceneSpotlighthighlightsevents advertisedinthisissue. ElPasoConventionandPerformingArts Center
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SceneSpotlighthighlightsevents advertisedinthisissue. ElPasoConventionandPerformingArts Center —EventsincludeGeorgeJones

SceneSpotlighthighlightsevents

advertisedinthisissue.

ElPasoConventionandPerformingArts Center—EventsincludeGeorgeJones

(Feb.25)atthePlazaTheatre.Page4.

Lancer’sClub—EventsincludeBasketball

GameNights(Feb.2and19)andFree

WineTasting(Feb.18)ontheWestside.

Valentine’sDay buffetsareFeb11and

CandlelightDinnersareFeb.12atboth

locations.Page36.

LaTierraCaveDinnerShows—The

2011dinnershowsincludeBlackHistory

MonthcelebrationwithYoungElPaso

Singers(Feb.5),TiaMcGraff(Feb.18)and

TexasIndependenceDaywithApplejack

Band(March5).Page26.

CoinShow—TheInternationalCoinClub

ofElPaso’s48thannualCoinShowisFeb.

18-20atElMaidaShrineCenter.Page28.

BozScaggs—Thelegendarymusicianper-

formsFeb.20,PlazaTheatre.Page6.

‘IntheMood’—The1940smusicalrevue

returnstoElPasoatFeb.21,atThePlaza

Theatre.Page29.

JoeBonamassa—Thejazzguitaristper-

formsFeb.24,PlazaTheatre.Page44.

Wine,CheeseandChocolate— AssistanceLeagueofElPaso’sfundraising

tastingeventisFeb.25.Page32.

SteveSmith,ChrisSanderswithAnne Luna—Thetrioperformswithaspecial

guestFeb.25atArdovino’sDesertCrossing

SunsetHallinSunlandPark.Page8.

BaleFolcloricoDaBahia–Brazil’sonly professionalfolkdancecompanyperforms

Feb.25-26,atUTEP’sMagoffinAuditorium.

Page10.

TwoPianists,TwoNine-Footers’—The BruceNehringConsortpresentsduopianists RichardSteinbachandHowardHelveywith

CrosslandGallery—ShowingFeb.5-26El

theConsortSingersFeb.25and27atFirst

PasoArtAssociation’sgalleryis“Texturesof TuscanyandBeyond;”ArtistsoftheMonth SiracMartinezandEnriqueWooand

EmptyBowlsSoupDinner—EPCC’sArt StudentSociety’sworldhungerawareness soupdinnerandsilentauctionis Feb.26at

LadysmithBlackMambazo—Thecele- EPCC’sAdministrativeServiceCenter.Page

“Drawing:AWayofSeeing.”.Page41

BaptistChurch.Page37.

bratedAfricanvocalgroupperformsFeb.6

attheUTEP’sMagoffinAuditorium.Page

51.

8.

RubinGallery—ShowingthroughMarch

26is“LinesofDivision”worksbyEnrique

PlanElPaso—Thehands-ondesignses- Jezikand“DifferentTempers”jewelryand

sionsoncommunityplanningbeginFeb10

atvariouslocations.Page7.

LynxExhibits—ShowingthroughMay

‘RiteofSpring’andOtherDances- 29:“Treasure!”Piratebirthdaypartiesavail-

UTEPDepartmentofTheatreandDance’s

springfacultydanceperformanceFeb.10-

blacksmithingexhibit.Page20.

able.Page5.

SunlandParkRacetrackandCasino— LiveracingiseveryTuesday,Friday,Saturday

andSundaythroughlateApril.Page9.

13inFoxFineArtsWiseFamilyTheatre.

Page47.

SinglesGameNight—PeggyKligman, inventorof“TheGoatGame”hostsan

eveningforsinglesFeb.11atLancer’sClub

West.Page26.

Southern New Mexico

SilverCity—FirstFridaysfeaturinglive music,“RedDot”galleryandstudiolate hoursatseverallocationsandotherevents

areFeb.4andMarch4throughouthistoric

Downtown.Page42and48.

LasCrucesMuseumofArt—Showing

Feb.4-April2is“SightUnseen,”thesculp-

tureofMichaelNaranjo.Page18.

RandySabienandMikeDowling—The

jazzmusiciansperformatFeb.11,attheRio

GrandeTheatreinLasCruces.Page6.

MimbresRegionArtsCouncil—Events includetheannualChocolateFantasiaFeb.

12inhistoricDowntownSilvercityandthe

BuckhornOperaHouseinPinosAltos Page

27.

RebeccaSt.James—TheChristianrocker

performsFeb.26atFirstAssemblyofGod

inLasCruces.Page42.

MardiGrasintheClouds—The

CloudcroftChamberofCommerce’s10th

annualMardiGrascelebrationisMarch4-6.

Page37.

HalMarcusStudioandGallery

ShowingthroughFeb.11:“ElPaso

Postcards”groupshow.ShowingFeb.24-

April11:“TheNine”All-StarArtExhibit;

newworksbynineElPasoartists.Page 28.

SasaharaGallery—OpeningFeb.12in

theMainGalleryisthe“ArtofLove” Valentineartshow.ClassesincludePastels

beginningFeb.18andDrawingbeginning

Feb.19.Page43.

OsherLifelongLearningInstituteat

UTEP—ThepopularUTEPcontinuingedu-

cationprogram’sSpring2011semesterclass- folkserieswithCarolineHerringFeb.25at

esbeginFeb.14.Page46.

MariachiVargasdeTecalitan—“Elmejor

mariachidelmundo”performsFeb.18at

AbrahamChavezTheatre.Page3.

EPSOwithInonBarnatan-Theguest pianistjoinsguestconductorEdwin OutwaterandtheElPasoSymphony

OrchestraFeb.18-19atThePlazaTheatre.

Page21.

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Black History Month

BlackHistoryMonthatUTEP—The

African-AmericanStudiesprogram,inconjunc-

tionwithotherUTEPdepartments,presentsa varietyofeventsinFebruaryinrecognitionof

AfricanAmericanHistory.The2011themeis

“AfricanAmericansandtheCivilWar.”All eventsarefreeexceptasindicated.

Information:747-8650.

Films(allscreeningsinUTEPLanguageArts

Building,Room323):

•6:30p.m.Monday,Feb.7—“Glory”

•6p.m.Monday,Feb.14—”Mahogany”

•6p.m.Monday,Feb.21—“54th

Massachusetts”

•6p.m.Thursday,Feb.24—“TheColor

Purple.”

Lectures:

•PhilipTibbs,“HowardArthurTibbs:Citizen, Musician,AirForcesandTuskegeeAirman:A

Partofthe“GreatestGeneration”at6p.m.

Monday,Feb.7,UTEPLibraryBlumberg

Auditorium. •Dr.MaceoDailey,“Dr.BenjaminQuarlesand

AfricanAmericansintheCivilWar,”6:30p.m.

Thursday,Feb.17,ElPasoMuseumofHistory.

•Chef(andauthor)PierreThiamofLaGrand DakarRestaurantinBrooklyn,N.Y.,“African

Food,GlobalPresence”UTEP,6p.m.Tuesday,

Feb.22,LARTRoom203,UTEP.

•Rev.FeliciaP.Hopkins,“Strength,Courage andWisdom:LookingBackandLooking

Forward,”1p.m.Wednesday,Feb.23,

TempletonSuite313E,StudentUnionBldg.

•WilliamGwaltneyoftheDenverNational

ParkService,“AnotherKindofGlory:African

AmericansintheCivilWar,”1-3:30p.m.

Monday,Feb.28,UTEPLibrary,Blumberg

Auditorium.

Otherevents:

•AfricanAmericanKnowledgeBowlisatnoon

Saturday,Feb.5,atStudentUnionCinema.

HostedbyElPasoAlumnae,DeltaSigmaTheta, Inc.,UTEPAfricanAmericanStudiesandBlack StudentUnion. •LadysmithBlackMambazo,thecelebrated Africanvocalgroupperformswithspecialguest

LionelLoueke,at2:30p.m.Sunday,Feb.6,at

UTEPMagoffinAuditorium(Ticketmaster).See “Here’stheTicket”fordetails.

•14thannualElPasoHistoryDaysponsored

byUTEP’sDepartmentofHistoryandthe

CollegeofLiberalArts,Saturday,Feb.19,on

theUTEPCampus. •BuffaloSoldiersMotorcycleClubexhibitand

paneldiscussion,11a.m.-1p.m.Monday,Feb.

21,UTEPStudentUnionBreezeway

•Dr.T.AndreFeaginconductstheUTEP

FebruaryincelebrationofBlackHistoryMonth.

Alleventsare7to9p.m.atTransmountain

CampusForumTheater,GatewayNorthand

Diana.Admissionisfree.Information:831-

6359.

•Monday,Feb.7:“IntheSpotlight.”Brig,

Gen.StephenTwittywillspeakon”African AmericansintheU.S.military.”

•Wednesday,Feb.16:“ChoirNight:A

MessageinSong,”featuringlocalchurchand communitychoirs.

•Monday,Feb.21:BlackHistoryMonthMen’s

Choirs.

Ms.BlackElPasoSouthwest

ScholarshipPageant—Theannualpag-

eantis7p.m.Saturday,Feb.19,atthe

ChamizalNationalMemorialtheater.TheMiss BlackElPasoSouthwestScholarshippageant featuresAfricanAmericanladiesexhibiting

poise,graceanderudition.Admission:$10.

Information:546-9212.

BlackHistoryMonthParadeandRally

fromaround30participatingshopsandgal-

leries.Livemusicofferedatseverallocations

andarearestaurantswillofferchocolatespe-

cials.TheMonsoonPuppetTheatrewillhosta “RunningofthePuppets”downBullardStreet thatafternoon.SponsoredbytheMimbres

RegionArtsCouncil.Tickets:$20(includes20

chocolatetreatsandamapoflocations);avail-

ableinadvancetheMRACOffice,1201Pope.

Candygiftboxesavailablefor$2.Ticketssell

outeveryyear.Tickets/information:(575)538-

2505ormimbresarts.org.

Aspecialreceptionissetfor4:30p.m.at

Isaac’sBarandGrill,200N.Bullard,forthetop

threeawardwinningchocolatiersimmediately followingtheevent. GourmetchefRobConnoleywilldebuthis

chocolatesculpture11a.m.to2p.m.Saturday,

Feb.5,attheCuriousKumquat,111E.

College. ChocolateFantasiaHeadquartersareatSilco

Theatre,311N.Bullard,onthedayofthe

event.

TheCuriousKumquatwillhosta10-course

chocolatedinnerat6:30p.m.thedayofthe

event.Spaceislimitedto18guests.Tickets:

$60forthemeal;$75mealandwinepairings.

BootheelCowboyPoetryFiesta—The

18thannualfiestabringstogethersomeofthe

southwest’sbeststorytellers,poetsandmusi-

cians5to8:30p.m.Saturday,Feb.19,atthe

Proceedsbenefitthemuseum.Tickets:$10($7

students)andincludesbothsessionsandham-

burgersandsoftdrinksatintermission.

Information/tickets:(575)542-9258,(559)381-

1465orhookjune@hotmail.com.

SymphonyBandin“PortraitofanAmerican

Spirit,”amental,physicalandemotionaljour- —TheannualInter-ClubCouncilBlackHistory

neyfromAfricatoElPaso,7:30p.m.Thursday,

Feb.24,attheFoxFineArtsCenterRecital

Hall.Admissionis$5.

MonthParadebeginsat10a.m.Saturday,Feb.

26,atMontanaandPershingandtravelseast

onMontanatoCopiathensouthtoMissouri

endingatMaryWebbPark.Therallyimmedi- Information/reservations(575)534-0337.

atelyfollowstheparadenoonto3p.m.inMary

WebbPark,withvendorbooths,familyactivi-

tiesandentertainment.Admissionisfree.

Southern New Mexico

Lordsburg-HidalgoCountyMuseum(Old

•BaleFolcloricodaBahia,theonlyprofessional

folkdancecompanyinBrazil,performsat8

p.m.FridayandSaturday,Feb.25-26,at

UTEP’sMagoffinAuditorium(Ticketmaster). See“Here’stheTicket”fordetails.

•“GospelExplosion”is6:30p.m.Monday,

Feb.28,atUTEP’sFoxFineArtsRecitalHall.

Thisyear’sthemeis“PuttingtheGOSPELback

intotheGospel:ATributetoReverendJames

Cleveland.”TheprogramwillfeatureElPaso

ChoirsandPraiseDanceMinistries.

EPCCBlackHistoryMonth—ElPaso

CommunityCollegewillhosteventsin

ChocolateFantasia–The12thannualcel- Armory),708E.2ndSt.,Lordsburg,N.M.

ebrationofartsandsweetdelicaciesisnoonto

4p.m.Saturday,Feb.12,inhistoricdowntown

SilverCity.Localartgalleries,shopsandother siteswillofferchocolatecreationsmadeby localprofessionalandamateurchocolatiers.

Participantscanselect20chocolatecreations

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FeaturedpoetsandstorytellersareBill

5p.m.FridayandSaturdayatvariouslocations

throughouttheSulRosscampus.

Achuckwagonbreakfastis7:30a.m.Friday

andSaturday,withstageperformancesat7

p.m.bothnightsinMarshallAuditorium.Cost:

$5perplate.

Cavaliere,RustyTolley,HookHill,SueJones

andSteveLindsey,withmusicianKenMoore

andtheCopperCreekWranglersWestern

Band.

GatheringofQuilts—TheWinter

QuiltersGuild’sshowis9a.m.to4p.m.Friday

andSaturday,Feb.25-26,attheRalph

EdwardsCivicCenter,4604thStreet,Truthor

Consequences,N.M.featuringvendorsand

quiltsbylocalquilters;andappraisalsoffered

withadvancereservation.Admissionisfree,

butdonationsaccepted.Information:Ginger

VanGundy,(575)744-5472;Dotty,(575)744-

4669orwinterquilters@yahoo.com.

MardiGrasintheClouds—The

CloudcroftChamberofCommercewillbringa

littleNewOrleanstothemountaincommunity

March4-6withits10thannualMardiGrascel-

ebration.Thefamilycelebrationwillinclude

costumes,children’sparade,beadthrowing,

masks,andCajunstylefood,piñatabash,shop-

pingandmore.Admissionisfreeforallevents.

Information:(575)682-2733orcloudcroft.net.

‘FirstFridays’inSilverCity—Severalof

historicDowntownSilverCity’srestaurants,

shopsand“RedDot”gallerieswillstayopen

latethefirstFridayofeachmonthaspartof

themonthly“FirstFriday”shoppingevent.

Information:1-800-548-9378orsilvercitymain-

street.com.

ACowboyChurchserviceis9to10a.m.

SundayatMorganUniversityCenter.

For a good cause

Benefitsilentauction—SkiApachewill

hostasilentauction6to9p.m.Saturday,Jan.

29,atInnoftheMountainGodsinMescalero,

N.M.Proceedsbenefitthedisabledskierpro-

gram.Theeventincludesfreerefreshments

andthousandsofitemstobidon.Information:

(575)464-3193orskiapachedisabledskierspro-

gram.com.

OutcryforTheChildren–Outcry

Internationalwillhostthefreeperformanceof

variouslocalchildren’sgroups2to4p.m.

Saturday,Jan.29,intheElPasoPublic

Library’sMainBranchtheatre,501N.Oregon,

Downtown,featuringdanceandchoralgroups.

Theevent’spurposeistoraiseawarenessfora

children’sfeedingprograminZacatecas

Mexico.Donationsacceptedwillgotowardthe

program.Information:309-0893oroutcryin-

ternational.org.

‘TomaMiCorazon/HaveaHeart’

“HeartArt”byseveralheartsbyseveralartists

andcelebritieswillbeupforbidsatthe10th

annualauctionat6p.m.Thursday,Feb.3,

CaminoRealHotel,101S.ElPasoStreet.

ProceedsbenefitAvanceElPasoChapter.

Tickets:$25.Information:351-2419.Preview

West Texas

TexasCowboyPoetryGathering—

The25thannualgatheringisFeb.25-27atSul

RossStateUniversityinAlpine,Texas.Thesec- designedanddecoratedheartsinvariousstyles

ondoldestofitskindinthecountry,theevent offersstageshowsandindividualperformances bynationallyknowncowboypoets,musicians

andstorytellers.Information:(432)837-2326,

(432)294-1576orcowboy-poetry.org.

Specialanniversaryshowsare7p.m.Friday

andSaturdayattheMarshallAuditorium.Each nightfeaturessevenperformerswhohave headlinedwiththegatheringsinceitbeganin

1987.PerformersincludeApacheAdams,Jerry

ofheartsandon-lineticketpurchasesat

avance-elpaso.org.

Thecontributingartistshavecreateduniquely

andmaterials.ProceedsbenefitAvance’sfamily

supportandeducationprogram.

St.Jude’sRadiothon—LaQuéBuena

97.5FMandRadioKAMA750AMwilltake

partinUnivisionRadio’snationwide“Promesa yEsperanza(PromiseandHope)”radiothonon

ThursdayandFriday,Feb.3-4,benefitingSt.

JudeChildren’sResearchHospital.Listeners cancallinorvisitonlineduringthetwoday

eventandmakeadonationof$20permonth

andbecomeanAngeldeEsperanza(Partnerin Hope)tohelpthechildrenofSt.Jude.

Information/donations:1-800-998-VIDA(8432)

orpromesayesperanza.org.

ASTCMardiGras—AmericanSouthwest TheatreCompanywillhostitsannualMardi

Grasgala7to11p.m.Friday,Feb.4,atthe

LasCrucesConventionCenter,680E.

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Brooks,DorisDaley,ElizabethEbert,Ray Fitzgerald,GilletteBrothers,AndyHedges,Jill Jones,RossKnox,Chuck,HallieandCody Milner,MichaelandDawnMoon,JoelNelson, JackSammon,R.P.SmithandAndyWilkinson.

Tickets:$12.50.

A“ThanksfortheMemories”fundraisingper-

formanceforthepoetsis1p.m.Fridayin

MarshallAuditorium.Donation:$5.

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University(atElPaseo),LasCruces.Theevent

featureslivemusic,horsd’oeuvres,cashbar, silentauctionandakingandqueencostume contest.MasterofCeremoniesisKRWG’s CarrieHamblen.AllproceedsbenefitASTC

programming.Tickets:$30(ortwofor$55;

$275tablesfor10);availableattheNMSU’s

HershelZohnTheatremainoffice.

N.M.Theeventcelebratesindividualswho haveshownexceptionalandunselfishcaringfor

others.Tickets:$15;availableinRuidosoat

TheNest,ChamberofCommerceoffices, Josie’sFrameryandSweetResaleBoutique.

Information:TheNest,(575)378-6378or

helpendabuseforlife.org.

Woman’sAuxiliaryBenefit—TheUTEP

Woman’sAuxiliarywillhostits2011

ScholarshipBenefitat11a.m.Saturday,Feb.

19,atWyndhamElPasoAirport,2027Airway.

Information/tickets:(575)646-4515orthe- Thisyear’seventis“FiestadeUTEP”and

atre.nmsu.edu/astc.

includesentertainmentbytheUTEPMariachis

“LosMineros”asilentauction,raffles,door

SilentauctionitemsincludeaBrianFallstead

MardiGrasbluemarblemasksculpture,furni- prizesandbakesale.Participantscanmeet

ture,jewelry,artworksandmore.

Mikey’sSheesh-Ka-Deesh—Mikey’s

Place,3100HarrelsoninLasCruces,hoststhe

performingartsscholarshipbenefit7:30to

scholarshiprecipientsandMinerathletes.Cost:

$35($350tablefor10).Reservationdeadlineis

Feb.9.Information/reservations:373-5110

Allmoneyraisedfromthebenefitgoesto scholarshipsforUTEPstudentsandprograms. Checkspayableto“UTEPWomen’sAuxiliary”

careofNormaKaram,4025Roadside,79922.

Wine,CheeseandChocolate

AssistanceLeagueofElPaso,2728E.Yandell,

willhostthefundraisingtastingevent5to8

p.m.Friday,Feb.25,offeringwine,cheeseand

chocolatetastingsandasilentauction.

Admission:$20.Information:772-9410.

EmptyBowlsSoupDinner—TheArt

StudentSocietyatElPasoCommunityCollege willsponsorthesoupdinnerandsilentauction toraisefundsandawarenessofworldhunger

noonto4p.m.Saturday,Feb.26,atElPaso

CommunityCollegeAdministrativeService

thedinnergettochooseafolkartbowlto

keep.Admission:$10.Information:831-2460,

595-1060orepcc.edu.

Thedinneremphasizesinternationalandlocal

hungerproblems.Allthemoneygoestothe

WestTexasFoodBankforElPasoCounty.

EPCCCulinaryArtsDepartmentwithchefs

fromtheAmericanChefFederationofGreater

ElPasoChapterprovidethefood.

‘Tablescapes’—ElPasoPro-MusicaGuild’s

oratedtablesMarch3-4attheElPaso

CountryClub.ProceedsbenefitElPasoPro-

Musica.Information:833-9000(Pro-Musica

Office)or799-8600(JudyO’Connor).

TheLadies’NiteOutPreviewPartyis

Thursdaywithapreviewoftables,wine,fruit

andcheese.Admission:$25.

LuncheonandauctionisFriday,withbrowse

timepriortothemeal.Cost:$40.RSVPdead-

lineisFeb.25. Comboticketsforbothpre-

viewandluncheonare$60.

YWCAWomen’sBenefitluncheon

LeighAnneTouhy,theinspirationbehindthe motionpicture“TheBlindSide”isspeakerfor

the18thannualbenefitluncheonat11a.m.

Thursday,April28,attheElPasoConvention

(tablesof10alsoavailable).Information/reser-

vations:533-2311,ext.250orywcaelpaso.org.

Something for everyone

‘BeyondtheBasics:LectureSeries

Center,715N.Oregon,presentsitsSpring

2011“BeyondtheBasics:LectureSeries,”a

continuationoflastyear’sseriesforeducators,

studentsandthecommunity,5:30to7p.m.the

28.Localexpertsprovidein-depthlooksatkey

aspectsoftheHolocaust.Continuing

ProfessionalEducationcreditcertificateswill

alsobehandedoutforeachsession.Admission

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10:30p.m.Friday,Feb.4,incelebrationof

“FortheLoveofArtsMonth”featuringlive music,areadancers,wineanddesserts.

Tickets:$10.Information:(575)640-3869or

mikeysplacenm.com.

ScoutingforFoodProgram–TheYucca

Council,BoyScoutsofAmerica/GilaLodgeOA

willhelprestockElPasoandSouthernNew

MexicoareafoodbanksinFebruary.Scouts

fromallpacks,troops,teamsandcrewswill

distributespecialbagsintheirunit’sneighbor-

hoodSaturday,Feb.5,thatmaybefilledand

droppedoffatseveralpointsstaffedbylocal

chaptersofGilaLodge378,ArmyReserve

369thChemCo.orNMNationalGuard9a.m.

to3p.m.Saturday,Feb.12.Information:772- Center,9050Viscount,BuildingA.Allattending

2292.

ElPasodrop-offpointsincludeLowe’sSuper

Savesat1025Carolina,5300Doniphanand

9120Dyer.

SouthernNewMexicodrop-offpointsinclude BullocksShur-SavinTruthorConsequences,

Lowe’sFiestaFoods,2180N.MaininLas

Cruces,FoodBasket1220HudsoninSilver

City,Lowe’s675E.10thinAlamogordoor

SnappyMart,306Pineand1318Columbusin

Deming.

WillieCagerRetirementParty—The

retirementpartyforElPasobasketballlegend

andphilanthropistWillieCageris7p.m.

Saturday,Feb.5,atElPasoConvention

Center,incelebrationofCager’sLearning CentertobebuiltinFabens.Guestspeakers includeNevilShedandJudgeWilliams.Dinner

andentertainmentalsooffered.Tickets:$75

($100percouple);availableatthedoor.

Information:920-4173.

14thannualluncheonfeatures25designer-dec-

Cagerwillbesigningautographsat9a.m.

Friday,Feb.4,atCasaFord,5815Montana.

MilagroGala—Theinauguralbenefitgala

eventforElPasoChildren’sHospitalis6:30to

9:30p.m.Friday,Feb.11,atCaminoReal

Hotel,101S.ElPasoStreet.Cocktailattire.

Tickets:$125.Information/reservations:521- Center.Minimumdonationperperson:$100

7229,ext.2989.

NightofHopeBall—ElPasoDiabetes

Associationwillhostits3rdannualfundraising

gala6p.m.tomidnight,Saturday,Feb.12,at

theElPasoMuseumofArt,OneArtsFestival

Plaza,featuringaromanticValentines’daydin- TheElPasoHolocaustMuseumandStudy

neranddance.Allproceedsfromtheevent

remaininElPaso,andgotowardstheDiabetes

Association’svariousprograms.Admission:

$100(includesreservedseating,dinnerand

dance).SpaceislimitedInformation:532-6280

orepdiabetes.org.

HonoringHeroeswithHeartgala

HEAL(HelpEndAbuseforLife)willhostits

annualdinnergalaat6p.m.Monday,Feb.14,

atRuidosoConventionCenterinRuidoso,

fourthThursdayofthemonth,Jan.27-April

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isfree;RSVPencouraged.Information:

EducationDirectorJamieWilliamsat351-0048,

ext.28orjamie@elpasoholocaustmuseum.org

Jan.27—InternationalHolocaust

RemembranceObservanceand“Discovering theHolocaust:TheAlliedLiberationofthe ConcentrationCamps”withDr.DavidHackett.

Feb.24—“ChildrenintheHolocaust”with

Dr.CorrinePeschka

March24—“GenocideinSrebrenica:The

LargestMassMurderSincetheHolocaust”with Dr.CigdemSirinVillalobos.

April28—“RwandanGenocide”withDr.

•OpenDesignStudio(togivefeedbacktothe

designers)willbeFeb.14-21atthePat

O’RourkeRecreationCenter,701Montana

(formerYMCA).Hourswillbe9:30a.m.to7

p.m.MondaythroughThursday,and9:30a.m.

to5p.m.Friday.

Latinitas—Thenon-profitgroupoffers mediaworkshops,exhibits,campsandmore

forLatinayouth.Information:239-5051,or

latinitasmagazine.org.

•Photographyworkshopsforteensare3to4

p.m.Saturday,Feb.12,atJudgeMarquez

Library,610N.Yarbrough.

•MultimediaArtClassesforgrades4-8is1to

3p.m.arethesecondSaturdayofeachmonth

(Feb.12)atJudgeMarquezPublicLibrary.

SarahRyan.

PsychologicalAwarenessworkshops

Dr.AlGalveswillhostfreetwo-partwork-

shopson“UnderstandingMentalIllness:Its

Nature,CausesandTreatment”6to8p.m.

Thursday,Jan.27andFeb.3,atElPasoPublic

Library’sMainBranch’sMaudSullivanGallery,

501N.Oregon,Wednesday,Feb.9and16,at

theWestsideBranch,125Belvidereand

Wednesday,Feb.23andMarch3,atJudge

MarquezLibrary,610N.Yarbrough.Thepublic

isinvited.Information:(575)523-2619orvisit

algalves@gmail.com.

‘AmazingMagicalMusicalAdventures’

—MesillaValleyMusicalArtsandNoStrings TheatreCompanypresentamonthchildren’s

programattheBlackBoxTheatre,430N.

DowntownMall,inLasCruces.Materialis

aimedataudiencesage3-10,butallageswel- cationprogramoffersnon-creditclassesfor

come.Admission:$5.Reservationsrecom- peopleage50orolder.Spring2011semester

mended:(575)523-1223,(575)7714orno- classesbeginFeb.14.

strings.org. AChineseNewYearCelebration

is2p.m.Saturday,Jan.29,inhonorof2011as

admin@goatgame.com.Web:goatgame.com.

•TeenMediaAcademyis9a.m.to5p.m.

ThursdayandFriday,March17-18,atLatinitas

Headquarters,1359Lomaland,Suite502.

Thoseinterestedinbeingmentorsonforthe

GirlEmpowermentTeammayattendanorien-

tation5:30to6:30p.m.Tuesday,Feb.8,at

LatinitasHeadquarters,1359Lomaland,Suite

502.

SinglesGameNight—PeggyKligman,

inventorof“TheGoatGame”willhostan

eveningforsinglesat6:30p.m.Friday,Feb.11,

atLancer’sClubWest’sVIPRoom,6006N.

Mesa,topfloor.Foodandbarserviceavailable.

Seatingislimited.Cost:$10(cashonly).

Information/RSVP:740-5051or

OsherLifelongLearningInstituteat

UTEP—ThepopularUTEPcontinuingedu-

FormerlyCenterforLifelongLearning,the

programispartofUTEP’sDivisionof

ProfessionalandContinuingEducationandsup-

portedinpartbytheBernardOsher

Foundation.EnrollmentdeadlineisFeb.26.

Springregistration:$60,plus$25fortheone-

timeCLLmembershipfee. Membersmaytakeasmanyclassesasthey want.Nogrades,notests,notermpapers,no requiredhomework.Thefeeincludesparking permit,UTEPlibrarycardanddiscountsto UTEPevents.Classesareopentoresidentsof ElPaso,JuarezandsouthernNewMexicoage

50orolder.

TheCenter’sofficeisinMinersHall,Room

209.Officehoursare1to4p.m.Monday

throughFriday.Acatalogofclassesisavailable

atallpubliclibrarybranches.Information:747-

6280,747-8848orolliatutep.org.

Courseareasincludeart,computers,history,

religion,variouslanguages,religionandwriting.

Atwo-semestercourseunderstandingthe

ChamizalSaturdayMorningCrafts

ChamizalNationalMemorial,800S.San

Marcial,offerwartsandcraftsoneSaturday

eachmonthforkidsage5to11.Eachmonthis

basedondifferentcraftconceptcenteredon culturaldiversity.Admissionisfree,butspaceis limited.Reservationsrecommended.

Information/reservations:532-7273or

nps.gov/cham. Thismonth’seventis10:30

a.m.to2p.m.Saturday,Feb.19.

VegetarianSocietyofElPaso—

Information:877-3030orvsep.org.

ARestaurantHoppersdinneris6:30p.m.

Saturday,Feb.19,atIndiaPalace,5380N.

Mesa.Meet-and-greetis6p.m.Pricesrange

from$7to$12.Reservations(by5p.m.Feb.

17;nolatereservationstaken):LauraWhite,

494-8936,laura0711@aol.comorvseprestau-

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“YearoftheRabbit.”Festivitiesincludesongs,

storiesandothertraditionalChineseactivities.

ElPasoChicano(a)HistoryProject

Monthlymeetingofthecommunityprojectis

1:30to2:30p.m.Saturday,Jan.29,andFeb.

26,atJudgeMarquezBranchLibrary,610N.

Yarbrough,toreviseElPaso’sChicano(a)histo-

rythrougheducation,publicationsandmore. Anyoneinterestediswelcome.Admissionis

free.Information:256-0989.

‘AcceleratedNetworking’luncheon

eWomenNetworkpresentsitsnetworking

luncheon11:30a.m.to1p.m.Thursday,Feb.

3,atElPasoClub,201Main(topfloorChase

BankBuilding).SpeakerAlianaApodacapres-

ents“LivingLifeWithASplashofSalsa.”

Informalnetworkingbeginsat11a.m.Costis

$45($35foreWNmembers);$55afterFeb.1.

Displaytables:$75($50members).

Information/registration:581-7118orbelindalu- tenetsofIslamanditspracticesbeginsthis

na@ewomennetwork.com.On-lineregistra- spring.

tionatewomennetwork.com.

PlanElPaso—Thecommunity-driven

efforttorewritetheCityofElPaso’s

ComprehensivePlanwillgiveresidentsan

opportunitytogivetheiropinions.Information:

planelpaso.org.Upcomingmeetings:

•Hands-onDesignSession#1:Central

PlanningArea,willbe5:30to8p.m.Thursday,

Feb.10,attheBowieHighSchoolcafeteria

•Hands-onDesignSession#2:Northwest

PlanningArea,willbe9a.m.tonoonp.m.

Saturday,Feb.12,attheFranklinHighSchool

cafeteria

•Hands-onDesignSession#3:Northeast&

FortBlissPlanningAreas,willbe5:30to8p.m.

Wednesday,Feb.16,attheWellingtonChew

SeniorCenter,4430Maxwell.

•WorkinProgressPresentationwillbe6to8

p.m.Tuesday,Feb.22,attheElPasoPublic

LibraryMainBranch,501N.Oregon.

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ProvidenceMemorialHospital

Reunion—Thereunionofemployeesof

Providenceis11a.m.Tuesday,Feb.22,at

Lancer’sClubWest,Attendeesmaybringagift tobeusedasdoorprizes.Reservationdeadline

ranthoppers@gmail.com.

Thesocietyhostsregular“Voyager”activities

focusingoneducatingothersaboutvegetarian- isFeb.15.Cost:$17.Information:581-2314.

ism.Thismonth’seventisaveganpotluckpic-

nicatnoonSunday,Feb.20,atTomLeaPark,

Thegroupforallkidneytransplantrecipients

KidneyTransplantSupportGroup

RimRoadatN.St.Vrain.Anastacio,440-4901

orelnumerotres@gmail.com.

andtheirfamiliesmeetsat1p.m.and6:15p.m.

Wednesday,Feb.23,atLasPalmasMedical

RioGrandeAdelanteInc.—Theorgani- Center,1700N.Oregon,Suite680.Recipients

zationservesgay,lesbian,bisexual,transgender

andsupportivepeopleintheElPasoregion.

Participationisfree,unlesslistedotherwise.

Information:929-9282orrgadelante.org.

•AGayMen’sWorkshopbasedonthebook byDr.KennethD.George,“Mr.RightIsOut There:TheGayMan’sGuidetoFindingand

ThursdaysthroughFebruaryat224Northwind

MaintainingLove,”is7to9p.m.Wednesdays.

Callfordetails;on-lineregistrationavailable. •WinterBowlingLeaguerunsthroughFeb.

20,atBowlElPaso,11144Pellicano,hostedby

Adelante’sQueerKegelers.Mostgamesrun6

to9p.m.Sundays.Theleagueisnowsanc-

tionedbytheInternationalGayBowling

Organization.Cost:$65members;$80non-

members.

learnaboutposttransplantissues.Thismonth’s topicis“Memory?WhatMemory?”Admission

isfree.Information:521-1828.

Bridgelessons—BridgeClubofElPaso

hostsfreebridgelessons6:30to8:30p.m.

Drive.Studentswillalsobeabletoplayas guestsoftheDeckerBridgeCenterwith instructors,ACBL-CertifiedplayersJayWoods

andRexGlimp.SponsoredbyUnit159of

AmericanContractBridgeLeague.

Information/reservations:684-8401or581-

0221.

FreeTaxpreparation—UnitedWay

offersfreeIncomeTaxPreparationforanyone

inthecommunityearning$49,000orlesseach

year.Taxespreparedbyassociatesfromthe

UnitedMethodistChurch.Anyoneinterested

maycall533-2434,ext.226orvisitfreetaxesel-

paso.org.

•The“CityofNight”BookClubmeetsthe

firstMondayofeachmonth.

•Theorganizationhosts“QueerCinema”the

firstFridayofeachmonthattheUnitarian-

UniversalistCongregation,4425Byron.

RGA“OUTdoors”activitiesincludehiking,

campingandotheractiveevents.Call929-9282

toRSVP.

campingandotheractiveevents.Call929-9282 toRSVP. PasodelNorteparentingclasses —

PasodelNorteparentingclasses

PasoDelNorteChildren’sDevelopment

Center,1101E.Schuster,hoststrainingclasses

forparentsofchildrenwithdisabilities.Topics

coverinformationonspecialeducation,advoca- trationrequired.

cyandmore.EnglishandSpanishcourses

offered.Information:DeliaBlanco,544-8484,

ext.195.

RebuildingDayvolunteers—Rebuilding

TogetherElPasoInc.seeksvolunteersforits

2011RebuildingDayeventsetforSaturday,

April30.Theeventfeaturesvolunteerswork-

ingonhomerepairsfor16-22elderly,disabled

and/orlone-incomehomeownersinElPaso

whomightnototherwisebeabletoafford

workontheirhomes.Avolunteerteammeet-

ingisplannedforMarch;datetobedeter- Services.Information:568-1132.

mined.Monetarydonationsarealsoaccepted.

Information/applications:832-7010orrebuild-

ingtogetherelpaso.org.

GirlScoutCookies—GirlScoutsofthe

DesertSouthwest-SouthernNewMexicoand

WestTexaswilltakeordersthroughMarch

Fort Bliss

AnyoneenteringFortBlissmustobtainagate

pass.Driver’slicense,carinsuranceandregis-

DinneronaDime—FinancialReadiness ProgramatArmyCommunityServicehoststhe monthlyclassthathelpsfamiliesmakepasta, sauces,appetizers,dessertsandmoreona

shoestringbudget10a.m.tonoonTuesday,

Feb.1andThursday,Feb.17,attheMilam

YouthActivityCenter,10960HaanRoad.The

classisfree,butpre-registrationisrequired.

Information/registration:569-5365,568-1132

oraisha.ruhland@us.army.mil. Freechildcarewillbeprovidedforchildren registeredwithChild,YouthandSchool

‘FortBliss’GotTalent’—Theperforming

artscompetitionforallmilitaryunitsis6p.m.

Thursdays,Feb.3-24,attheCentennial

BanquetandConferenceCenteratFortBliss.

Thefour-week-longcompetitionshowcases

someoftheinstallation’sbestperformerswho

13.Allproceeds,afterpayingthebaker,stayin

willbattleforthe$500grandprize.Inaddition

thecitywherethecookiesaresoldandsup- toguestjudges,performersalsocompetefor

portprogramsforgirlsandtrainingforvolun-

teers.CookieHotlines:566-1558(anareaGirl

Scoutwillreturncalltotakeorders).

Information:566-9433.Cookieboothlocations:

gsdsw.org.

audiencevotes.Theunitwiththemostpartici-

pationoverallfourweekswillwina$250unit

spiritaward.Information:203-2518.

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Club news

WoodworkersClubofElPaso—The

club’smonthlymeetingis7to9p.m.Tuesday,

Feb.1,at3228Sacramento(backofbuilding),

featuringwoodworkingdemonstrations,anda show-and-tellsegmentforitemscreatedby members.Thismonth’smeetingfeaturesJim Spierdemonstratingtechniquesinturningan

PokeratthePub—TheSamAdamsPub intheCentennialClubatFortBlisshostspoker

nightat6p.m.Mondays,Feb.7-March28.

Registrationbeginsat5p.m.onafirst-come,

first-servedbasis.Nobuy-intoplay;pizzabuf- objectonthelathe.Information:760-6536or

fetanddrinkspecialsavailabletopurchase.

Information:744-8427.

FortBlissHiringFair—TheEmployment

ReadinessProgramatArmyCommunity

Service’shiringfairis9a.m.to1p.m.Tuesday,

Feb.8,attheCentennialBanquetand

ConferenceCenter,opentomilitaryfamily members,retireesandotherDoDIDcard

holders.Information:566-8643.

FortBlissValentine’sDayBall—The

post-wideballforallactive-dutysoldiers,family

members,retireesandDoDciviliansis6:30

p.m.Friday,Feb.11,attheCentennialClubat

BiggsArmyAirfield.Dinnerstartsat7p.m.The

formal-dresseventfeaturesafour-coursewine

anddineanddancingtoDJKayBee.Tickets:

$40($75couples);reservationsrequired.

Information/reservations:744-8427.

GermaniaClub—TheGermaniaClubof

564-5915.

ElPaso’smonthlyluncheonmeetingis11:15

a.m.Friday,Feb.4,attheGermanCommunity

Center(Soldatenstube),RobertE.LeeRoad,

Building5095,FortBliss.Newcomerswel-

come.Information:595-1108or755-5471.

SinglesintheSon-Thegroupdevelops

friendshipsbetweenChristiansinglesfrom25

to45yearsold.Alldenominationsarewel-

comeandtherearenocostsformembership.

Information:Andy,471-1997or

SinglesInTheSon@yahoo.com.

•Friday,Feb.4—Rhinoshockey

•Sunday,Feb.6—SuperBowlparty

•Friday,Feb.11—Dinneranddancing

•Friday,Feb.18—Dinner

•Saturday,Feb.26—Dinnerandpool.

SurvivorOutreachServices—Thesup- WestsideWelcomeClub—Thegroupis

portgroupforsurvivorsoffallensoldiersmeets

dents.Theclub’smonthlyfreenewcomers’

RickerRoadonpost(ArmyCommunityService

Building).Information:568-1132or

blissmwr.com.sos.

BlissfulStitchers—Thegroupofquilters whoalsoenjoyknitting,crotcheting,cross

stitchingandotherneedleartsmeets10a.m.

to1p.m.eachThursdayat218SheridanRoad

onFortBliss.Information:219-8825.

CoffeeHouseNight—FortBliss’snew

MilamYouthActivityCenter,10960Haan

Road,hostsfreeopenmicmusicsessionsthe lastFridayofeverymonth,withhotchocolate, teaandcoffeedrinksandsnacks.Eventopento allFortBlisscommunitymembersofallages.

Information:SusanGoss,588-2858.

ForBlissCommunityGarden—Fort

BlissMWRprovidestheFortBlisscommunity

withspaceforacommunitygarden.Fiftyraised

bedsandplantingmediumareavailableatthe

OldFortBlissMuseumforinterestedgarden- 9:30a.m.tonoonthefirstSaturdayofthe

ers.Gardenguidelinesandagreementsavailable onlineatblissmwr.com/oldfortblissorstopby theOldFortBlissMuseumtosignupnow.

Information:WandaKienzle,588-8482or

ElizabethMaline568-6078.

FortBlissRod&GunClub—Rifleand

pistolshootingcompetitionsareheldalmost

everyweekendattheFortBlissRod&Gun

Club—visitorscanwatchforfree,foodavail- ElPasoareameets9:30to11a.m.thefirst

ableattheclubhousesnackbar.Togetthere:

TakeRailroadDrivetoDeer;turnright.

Information:568-2983.

OldFortBliss—Building5051,cornerof

PershingandPleasantonRoads,FortBliss.The OldWestdaysofthe“SoldiersofthePass”are relivedthroughreplicasoftheoriginaladobe fortbuildingsandmilitaryartifacts,

MagoffinsvillePost1854to1868.Admission:

free.Hours:Daily9a.m.to4:30p.m.

Information:568-3137.

PrenatalYogaclasses—BlissMWRhosts

prenatalyogaclassesforwomenthroughout

theirpregnancy1:15to11:15a.m.Wednesdays

attheStoutPhysicalFitnessFacility.

Information:TeiaMack,744-5785or

blissmwr.com.

6to7p.m.Thursday,Feb.24,atBuilding2494

opentobothnewcomersandlong-timeresi-

coffeeis10a.m.Friday,

Feb.4,atEllaBlue,5410N.Mesa.

Information:581-2314orwestsidewelcome-

club.com.

Theclub’sValentineluncheonis11:30a.m.

Wednesday,Feb.9,atElPasoCountryClub,

5000CountryClubPlace,withadulcimerper-

formancebyJudyRobinson.Cost:$19.

Reservations(byFeb.4):740-9725.

Italian-AmericanCulturalSocietyofEl

Paso—Thesociety’smonthlyluncheonisat

noonSaturday,Feb.5,atRogerBacon

Seminary,2400Radford.Italianlessonsoffered

at11a.m.followedbyluncheon.Officerswill

beinstalledfor2011.Information:593-0106or

italianclubs.com.

MacintoshUsersGroup—TheElPaso

MacintoshUsersGroupisopentoanyone

interestedinAppleMacintoshcomputers.The group’smonthlymeetinganddemonstrationis

monthatSt.Paul’sLutheranChurchbasement,

1000Montana(enterinalley).TheFeb.5fea-

turesa“TurboTax”demonstration.Admission

isfreeforvisitors.Information:566-2201,564-

5906orepmug.org.

ProjectLinus—Thecharitablegroupwhich hasdonatedthousandsblanketsandquiltsto seriouslyilland/ortraumatizedchildrenofthe

Saturdayofeachmonth(Feb.5),atUniversity

PresbyterianChurch,244Resler.Knitters,cro-

cheters,quilterssewersandnon-sewerswel-

come.Donationsofyarn,clothandothersup-

plieswelcome.Information:AnnetteWooters,

474-2845orelpasoprojectlinus.webs.com.

ElPasoNortheastQuiltersGuild

Monthlymeetingsare7to9p.m.thesecond

Thursdayofthemonth,atTrinityPresbyterian

Church,8001Magnetic(atTitanic).TheFeb.

10programfeaturesquiltingdemonstrations.

Thenon-profitorganizationpromotesquilting

amonginterestedpersons,andbringsthe

beginner,experienced,youngerandolderquil-

terstogetherforvariouseventsandprojects.

Information:751-2132(leavemessage).

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Area attractions

SanElizarioHistoricDistrict—Thedis-

trictat1500MainStreetinSanElizarioonthe

MissionTrailfeaturesartgalleriesandartists

studios,giftshops,thehistoricChapel,Portales MuseumandVeteransMuseum.Mostlocations

open10a.m.to2p.m.Wednesdaythrough

Friday,10a.m.to4p.m.Saturdayandnoonto

4p.m.Sunday.Information:851-0041,594-

8424orSanElizarioHistoricDistrict.com.

Self-guidedwalkingtoursandguidedtourof

the17historicalsitesdistrictalsooffered,

includingtheChapel,OldElPasoCountyJail (whereBillytheKidbrokeoutafriendin

1876),theoldGristMill,theLafayettebarracks

andmore.

SunlandParkRacetrack&Casino

Thecopper-domedcasinooffersslotmachines,

andvideogaming.The2010-2011livehorse

racingseasonrunsthroughApril19.Racedays

areTuesdays,Fridays,SaturdaysandSundays.

ElPasoParalegalAssociation—The

association’sgeneralluncheonmeetingisnoon

to1p.m.Thursday,Feb.14,atElPasoClub

18thFloorChaseBankBuilding,201Main.

Speakerandtopictobeannounced;thepublic isinvited.Admissionisfree;lunchonone’s

own.Information:546-5267.

PasodelNorteQuiltGuild—The

guild’smonthlymeetingis9:30a.m.Saturday,

Feb.12,atUniversityPresbyterianChurch,

224N.Resler.Aworkshoponmakinga

Bargellolandscapescenefollowsthemeeting. Anyoneinterestedinquiltingiswelcome;no experienceneeded.Information:Sharon

Geddes,581-0432.

ElPasoChristianWomen’sConnection

Thegrouphostsits“FollowYourHeart”

luncheon11:30a.m.to1p.m.Tuesday,Feb.

15,atElPasoRadissonHotel,1770Airway,

Firstpostis12:25p.m.eachraceday.General

withspeakerMartinYungandapresentationof thismonth’soutreachFellowshipofChristian

posttimeis12:25p.m.TurfClubseatingis$7.

Athletes.ReservationdeadlineisFeb.9.Cost:

$13(cashorcheckonly).Information/reserva-

tions:598-0811.

‘ElPasoMommies’—Thenewonlinecom- Togetthere,taketheSunlandParkexitfrom

munityElPasoMommies.comhostsitsmonthly meet-n-greetformothersintheElPasoregion

admissionisfreetothetrackandcasino.First

Simulcastracingbeginsat10a.m.everyday.

Generaladmissionandparkingarefree.

Information:(575)874-5200.

I-10,gosouth(leftturncomingfrom

Downtown)andfollowthesigns.

10:30a.m.tonoonSaturday,Feb.19,at

Kinley’sHouseCoffee,2231N.Mesa.New

memberswelcome;momsmaycomewithor

withouttheirkids.Admissionisfree.

Information:ElPasoMommies.com.

MilitaryOrderoftheWorldWars

TheElPasoChaptertheMilitaryOrderofthe WorldWarswillholditsmonthlymeetingand

luncheonat11a.m.Saturday,Feb.19,atthe

WyndhamAirportHotel.Membersareencour-

agedtobringafriendandwearsomethingwith

aSt.Valentine’stheme.Information:755-4038.

DiscoverElPaso—Thenonprofitgroup,

foundedin1973,isdedicatedtopromoting

thingstodoandseeinandaroundElPaso. ThemonthlyluncheonisnoonTuesday,Feb.

22,atWoman’sClubofElPaso,1400N.Mesa.

Reservationsrequired.Information/reserva- Togetthere:TakeAlabamatoMcKinleyand

tions:584-3126or584-3858.

L’AllianceFrançaised’ElPaso—The

children12yearsandunder.Ticketssalesstop

TiguaIndianCulturalCenter—305

YayaRoad,atSocorroRoadeastoftheYsleta

Mission.Hoursare9a.m.to4p.m.Wednesday

throughSunday.Thecenterfeaturesamuseum ontheTiguatribe.Admissionisfree.

Information:859-7700orysletadelsur.org.

WylerAerialTramway—Texas’onlypub-

liclyaccessiblemountaintramwaygivespassen-

gersaviewof7,000squaremiles,twocoun-

triesandthreestatesfromRangerPeak,eleva-

tion5,632feet.Costis$7foradultsand$4for

onehourbeforeclosing.Hoursofoperation

arenoonto6p.m.Mondays,Thursdaysand

Sundays,andnoonto8p.m.Fridays,Saturdays

andholidays.ThetramisclosedTuesdaysand

Wednesdays.Information:566-6622.

turntowardthemountain.

LaViñaWinery—NewMexico’soldest wineryisjustacrossthestatelinefromElPaso,

at4201S.NMHighway28,onemilenorthof

VintonRoad.Information:(575)882-7632or

lavinawinery.com. Thetastingroomandpatioareopenforsales

andtastingofwinesfrom12to5p.m.

ThursdaythroughTuesday(closed

Wednesdays).Tastingfeeis$5.Adailytouris

offeredat11:30a.m.byappointmentonly;the

$10feeincludestasting.

ZinValleVineyards—7315Hwy28in

Canutillo(3/4milenorthofFM259).Freetast-

ingsarenoonto5p.m.FridaythroughMonday.

Information:877-4544orzinvalle.com.

grouppromotesFrenchcultureand language

inavarietyofactivities.Information:585-1789,

845-6535orafofelpaso.com.

AMardiGrascelebrationis6:30p.m.

Saturday,March5,atUniversityPresbyterian

Church,244N.Resler,featuringcrepesand

disco,plusactivitiesforyouth.Thedinneris partofanationwidemonthcelebrationof

Francophony.ReservationdeadlineisMarch3.

Information:Maud,833-8705.

ThemonthlyFrenchfilmshowingisat6p.m.

Friday,Feb.25.Information:585-1789.

Frenchclassesforchildrenandadultsbegins theweekareoffered.Information:Christine,

566-8042orMaud,833-8705.

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FishtankEnsemble-MimbresRegionArts Councilpresentstheeclecticgypsyjazzbandat

7:30p.m.Saturday,Jan.29atWNMU’sFine

ArtsCenterTheatreinSilverCity,N.M. Explosiveviolins,slapbass,musicalsaw,gypsy jazzguitarandmoremakethisgrouppure

musicalexcitement.Tickets:$20($15MRAC

members;$5students).Information:(575)538- tumesandstate-of-the-artstagingandlighting.

2505,1-888-758-7289ormimbresarts.org.

‘LordofTheDance’—MichaelFlatley’s

internationaldancesensationis7p.m.Sunday,

Jan.30,atNMSU’sPanAmericanCenter.

Tickets:$29,$45and$55,plusservicecharge.

(Ticketmaster)Information:(575)646-1420.

“DancingWithTheStars.”Morethan100mil-

“DancingWithTheStars.”Morethan100mil- isplayedoutover21scenesonagrandscaleof

isplayedoutover21scenesonagrandscaleof

(McHughforthecategoryofdancersunderage

precisiondancing,dramaticmusic,colorfulcos- 18)werecrownedworldchampionsatthe

WorldIrishDanceChampionships.Doherty

Flatley,LordoftheDance’screatorandartis- andMcHughbeatoutmorethan6,000dancers

representingfivecontinentsovertheeight-day

competition.

MagicianGaryCarson—Theillusionist

performshisRealityMagicShowat7p.m.

Tuesday,Feb.1,atRioGrandeTheatre,211N.

DowntownMallinLasCruces.Ticketsare$12.

Information:(575)621-3205.

CarsonandhiswifeKelseyKarapresenta returnengagementoftheirLasVegas-style fundraiserforJornadaElementarySchoolPTO featuringliveanimals.

CarsonandKarahaveperformedover8,000

ticdirector,wasthefirstguestjudgetoappear

onABC’shitrealitytelevisionprogram

lionpeopleworldwidehaveseenLordofthe

Dance,theinternationalIrishdancingextrava-

ganzathathasperformedsoldoutshowsat

theaters,arenasandstadiumsinover67coun-

tries. Thistouringperformancehastouredthe

countryregularlysince1996andrecently

wrappedasuccessfulrunofmorethan25per-

formancesearlierthisyear.InApril2009,cast

membersScottDohertyandMichaelMcHugh

ThestoryisbaseduponmythicalIrishfolklore

asDonDorcha,LordofDarkness,challenges

theethereallordoflight,theLordofthe

Dance.Battlelinesaredrawn,passionsignite

andalovestoryfueledbythedramaticleaps

andturnsofdancers’bodiesbeginstobuild

againstabackdropofCelticrhythm.Theaction

againstabackdropofCelticrhythm.Theaction showsduringa2-yearperiod,includingmany televisionshows.
againstabackdropofCelticrhythm.Theaction showsduringa2-yearperiod,includingmany televisionshows.

showsduringa2-yearperiod,includingmany

televisionshows.

JuniorManceQuintet-NMSUCultural

Seriespresentstheinternationallyacclaimed

jazzpianistandbandat8p.m.Thursday,Feb.

3,attheRioGrandeTheatre.Tickets:$10-$15.

Information:(575)646-1420orpanam.nmsu.

Manceisajazzpianist,composer,authorof “HowToPlayBluesPiano”andrecordingartist

of30plusalbumsasasideman.Beforeputting

togetherhisownband,Mancetouredwith

DinahWashington,CannonballAdderleyand

DizzyGillespie.

LosRielerosdelNorte—TheGrammy-

nominatednorteñobandperformsaconcert

anddanceat8p.m.Saturday,Feb.5,atElPaso

CountyColiseum.Alsoperformingareaccor-

dionistRamonAyala,singerFidelRuedaand groupsImpactoNorteñoandSonoraSkandalo.

Doorsopenat7p.m.Tickets:$37.50,plus

servicecharges.(Ticketmaster). TheElPaso-basebandhashadhadseveral singlesonBillboard’sLatincharts,andtheir

album“VenyDime”wasnominatedfora2010

Grammy.

LadysmithBlackMambazo-Thecele-

bratedAfricanvocalgroupperforms2:30p.m.

Sunday,Feb.6,attheUTEP’sMagoffin

Auditorium.Tickets:$39.15and$46.80,includ-

ingservicefee.PresentedbyLolaProductions.

Information:747-5234.

Foroverfortyyears,thevoicesofLadysmith BlackMambazohavemarriedtheintricate rhythmsandharmoniesoftheirnativeSouth Africanmusicaltraditionstothesoundsand sentimentsofChristiangospelmusic.

Assembledintheearly1960sinDurban,South

Africa,thegroupsodominatedthenation’s

singingeventsthattheyeventuallywerebanned

fromcompetition,althoughcontinuedtopartic-

ipateasentertainers.

Thegroupborrowsheavilyfromatraditional

musiccalledisicathamiya,whichdevelopedin

theminesofSouthAfrica.BlackMambazo’s

harmoniesinspiredsomeofthemusiconPaul

Simon’s“Graceland”album,andSimonpro-

ducedtheirfirstU.S.release,ShakaZulu,

whichwontheGrammyAwardin1988,for

BestTraditionalFolkAlbum.Thegrouphas

receivedatotalof15Grammynominationsand

threeGrammywins,includingonein2009.A

filmdocumentarytitled“OnTipToe:Gentle

StepstoFreedom,thestoryofLadysmithBlack

Mambazo,”wasnominatedforanAcademy

Award.

AndySteinDuo-GrantCounty

CommunityConcertAssociationpresentsthe

violinandpianoduo7:30p.m.Feb.10at

WNMU’sFineArtsCenterTheater.Pianist ConalFowkesandAndyStein’spolishedviolin andrawvocalsarepresentedinanhistorical contextwithanemphasisontheSwingEraof

the1920’sand‘30’s.Tickets:$20.Information:

(575)538-5862orgcconcerts.org.

LegacyofFloydCramer—Showtime!El

PasopresentskeyboardistJasonColeman, grandsonofthelegendaryFloydCramer,at

7:30p.m.Thursday,Feb.10,attheAbraham

ChavezTheatre.Tickets:$25($10students

withID;ages6-25).Information:544-2022or

ShowtimeElPaso.com. Colemanhasplayedthepianosincehewas barelyabletoreachthekeys.Hemadehisown

GrandOleOprydebutatage17,hasrecorded

andproducedthreesoloinstrumentalalbums,

andrecentlyreleasedagospelalbum.

SnoopDogg—TheGrammy-nominated

rapperbringshis“GetWetTour”toElPaso

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Thursday,Feb.10,atClub101,1148Airway.

Ages21andolderwelcome.Tickets:$30in

advance;$35dayofshow.(ticketbully.com).

SnoopDoggmadehisrapdebutin1992on

Dre’sdebutalbum“TheChronic,”andthen

releasedhisdebutalbum,“Doggystyle,”to

muchcriticalandpublicacclaim.

TheChariot—TheChristianmetalband

performsat6:30p.m.Thursday,Feb.10,at

OpenGateChurchoftheNazarene,9821

McCombs,HastetheDay,MyChildrenMy BrideandAPleaforPurging.Allagesshow. TheChariot’slatestCDis“LongLive”released

lastyear.Admission:$12inadvance;$14dayof

show.Information:751-2403or

epopengate.org.

‘KissoftheSpiderWoman’-UTEP

DinnerTheatrepresentsTerranceMcNally’s TonyAward-winningmusicalbasedonthe ManuelPuignovel“ElBesodelaMujerArana”

Feb.11-27,withmusicbyJohnKanderand

lyricsbyFredEbb.Showtimeis7p.m.

WednesdaythroughSaturday;dinnermatinee

performanceis1:30p.m.Sunday,Feb.13;non-

dinnermatineesare2:30p.m.Sunday,Feb.20

and27.Tickets$26-$38dinnershows;$12-$22

non-dinnermatinee.Information:747-6060.

RandySabienandMikeDowling—The

jazzmusiciansperformat7:30p.m.Friday,

Feb.11,attheRioGrandeTheatre,211N.

DowntownMallinLasCruces.Tickets:$15in

advance;$20atthedoor;availableinadvance

atHubbard’sMusic‘NMoreandEnchanted

Gardens.Information:(575)571-7435.

JazzviolinistRandySabienfoundedand

chairedanewjazzstringdepartmentatthe

prestigiousBerkleeCollegeofMusicinBoston.

Aftermorethan30years,countlessperform-

ancesand10CDs,heisnowtheheadofthe

stringdepartmentattheMcNallySmithMusic

SchoolinSt.Paul,Minn.

Dowling’sperformancesrangesfrombottle-

neckbluestovintagejazzandmore.

YolandaMartinez—LegendsAlivepres-

entsthesinger/songwriterat7p.m.Saturday,

Feb.12,atTheBlackBoxTheatre,420

DowntownMallinLasCruces.Martinez

receiveda2004Nammy(NativeAmerican

MusicAward)winnerfor“BestFemaleArtist.”

Her2008CD“America”wonfor“Best

Remake”forthesong“SummerTime.”Sheis

consideredtobeaMasterDrumMakerand

holdsworkshopsanddrummingcirclesallover

theUSandEurope.Thesecondhalfofherper-

formancefeaturesadrummingcircle.

Admission:$15.Information:(575)523-1223.

AllShookUp’—BroadwayElPasopres-

entsthemusicalfeaturingthesongsofElvis

Presley7p.m.Sunday,Feb.13atThePlaza

Theatre.Withmorethan24Elvishits,“All

ShookUp”kickstartsachainreactionof

romancesandrebellionthroughthepowerof

rocknrollmusic.Hitsinclude“JailhouseRock,” “That’sAllRight,“Don’tBeCruel,”Burning

Love”andmore.Tickets:$25-$48.50,plus

servicecharges.Information:544-8444ortick-

etmaster.com.

CombiningalltimefavoriteElvishitswitha

wholenewstoryfullofhilarioustwistsand

turns,“AllShookUp”is“Footloose,”“Grease”

and“HappyDays”allrolledintoonezany

story.AyoungmechanicnamedNataliedreams

ofescapingherquietMidwesternlife.Whena

tall,handsomemotorcycleridingstrangerwith

bluesuedeshoesandaguitarstrappedtohis

backridesintotowninsearchofamechanic,

Natalie’swholelifechanges.Shefallsinstantly

inlovewiththenewstranger,buthewon’tgive

herthetimeofday.SoNataliedisguisesherself

as“oneoftheguys”togetclosertohim.

Wynonna—WynonnaJudd,partoftheleg- performsat10p.m.Saturday,Feb.19,at

endaryJuddsduo,performs8p.m.Wednesday,

Feb.16,atInnoftheMountainGodsResort

andCasino,Mescalero,N.M.Age21andolder

admitted.Tickets:$25-$100,plusservice

charge(Ticketmaster).Information:1-877-277- Information:921-9900.

5677orinnofthemountaingods.com.

MariachiVargasdeTecalitan—“El

mejormariachidelmundo”returnsat8p.m.

Friday,Feb.18,atAbrahamChavezTheatre.

MariachiVargasdeTecalitlan,formedin1898in

thetownofTecalitlanbyGasparVargasand

others,hasappearedin200movies,recorded

dozensofalbumsofpasodobles,valses,bail-

ables,polkas,anddanzones.Thebandhasper- withColumbiaRecordssince1970.“Silk

formedcontinuouslythroughthededicationof

newbandmembersandmusicaldirectors.

Tickets:$30-$85,plusservicecharges.

(Ticketmaster).

TiaMcGraff—TheCanadiansinger/song-

writerperformsadinnershowat8p.m.Friday,

Feb.18,atLaTierraCafe,1731Montana.

Cost:$32;reservationsrequired.Tipnot

included,BYOB.Information:592-5122.

AaronWatson—TheTexascountrystar

jazzstandard“ButBeautiful”reachedNo.1on

Billboard’sjazzchart.

GregGiannascoli-LasCrucesCivic

ConcertAssociationpresentsthemarimbaand

percussionartistat3p.m.Feb.20,attheRio

WhiskeyDick’s,580GeorgeDieter.Watson’s

hitCDsinclude“Angels&Outlaws”and“The

Road&TheRodeo.”Earlyarrivalrecommend- DowntownMall.Giannascoliwasawinnerof

ed.Tickets:$10;availableat(ticketbully.com).

GrandeTheatre,211NMainintheLasCruces

the2001ArtistInternationalNewYork

Recital/YoungArtistCompetitionaswellastop

prizewinnerofthe1997PatronsOfWisdom

InternationalYoungArtistCompetitionin Toronto.Hehasperformedasasoloistwith orchestrasandinrecitalthroughoutNorth

America,EuropeandAsia.Tickets:$20.

Information:(575)521-4051.

‘IntheMood’—The1940smusicalrevue

returnstoElPasoat7:30p.m.Monday,Feb.

21,atThePlazaTheatre,featuringthemusicof

GlennMiller,TommyDorsey,ArtieShaw, BennyGoodman,HarryJames,Erskine Hawkins,TheAndrewsSisters,FrankSinatra andothergreatsoftheera.Therevue’slastEl

Pasoappearancesoldout.Tickets:$33.25and

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BozScaggs—Thelegendarymusicianper-

formsat7:30p.m.Sunday,Feb.20,atthe

PlazaTheatre,inpromotionofhisnew

GreatestHitsCD.Tickets:$42.50and$52.50,

plusservicecharges.(Ticketmaster).

Themulti-dimensionalsinger,whose1976

album“SilkDegrees”wasoneofthelandmark poptitlesofthedecade,hasbeenrecording

Degrees”alonespawnedthehits“Lowdown,” “LidoShuffle,”“Georgia,”“We’reAllAlone”

and“It’sOver”,andreachedNo.2onthe

Billboardalbumchart,eventuallyselling4mil-

lioncopies.Thatyear,“Lowdown”earneda

GrammyforBestR&Bsong.Hehasalsoven- $54.75,includesservicecharge.Groupandmil-

turedintobluesandjazzstyles,andhis2003

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itaryratesavailable.(Ticketmaster).

TheshowfeaturestheStringofPearlssingers

anddancerswitha13-piecebigbandorches-

tra.Inthe1940s,thecombinationofup-tempo

bigbandinstrumentalsandintimate,romantic balladssetthemoodforafuturefilledwith promise,hopeandprosperity.

Touringsince1994,theshow’supcoming

17thnationalandinternationalperformances

Admission:$10atthedoor.VIPpassesare$50

and$100;availableatrockandworkshiproad-

show.com.

AmericanMusicAwardwinnersMercyMe’s

latestCDis“TheGenerousMr.Lovewell”fea-

turingsingle“AllofCreation.”

RebeccaSt.James—TheChristianpop

rocksinger/songwriterperforms6p.m.

Saturday,Feb.26,at FirstAssemblyofGod,

5605BataanMemorialWest.LasCruces.

Ticketsare$30,$50and$75and$100($100

ticketincludesmeetingtheartist),plusservice fees(Ticketmaster).Theeventisafundraiser forMesillaValleyChristianSchools.

Information:(575)524-0654.

St.JameswonaGrammyAwardin1999for

BestRockGospelAlbum,andhassold2million

albumssincethe1990s.Shealsoisanauthor

andactress,withher9thbookduethisyear,

andthreefilmscurrentlyinpost-production.

ApplejackBand—Thebandcelebrates TexasIndependenceDaywithadinnershowat

8p.m.Friday,March4,atLaTierraCafe,

1731Montana.Cost:$32;reservations

required.Tipnotincluded,BYOB.Information:

592-5122.

‘MonsterEnergyMusicasaWeaponV

Tour’—KornandDisturbed,headlinethe

rocktourat7p.m.Wednesday,March9,at

NMSU’sPanAmericanCenterinLasCruces,

withspecialguestsStillwellandInThis

Moment.Tickets:$44.50inadvance;$48day-

of-show.$5discountforfirst1,000ticketssold.

(Ticketmaster).Information:(575)646-1420or

panam.nmsu.edu.

NewAmericanDreamTour—California

bandsMusicalCharisandBlvdParkperform9

p.m.tomidnightSunday,March13,atHouse

ofRockLive,8838Viscount.MusicalCharisis

describedas“Dr.SeussicalIndiePop”andBlvd

ParkperformsAmericana,folkWesternand

more.Ticketinformation:595-2530orthe-

newamericandreamtour.com. AdditionalperformanceplannedforLas

CrucesSaturday,March12;detailsandvenue

tobeannounced.

TheWorldAlive—Thepunkmetalband

performsat6p.m.Sunday,March13,at

Mikey’sPlace3100HarrelsoninLasCruces,

withguestsUponaBurningBody,AbandonAll Ships,TheColorMoraleandForAllThose

Sleeping.Tickets:$12inadvance;available

onlineatticketbully.com.Ticketinformation:

(575)640-3869.

‘LegallyBlonde’—BroadwayElPasopres-

March14,atthePlazaTheatre.Basedonthe

MGMcomedy,thehitmusicalfollowssorority

willcontinuetoportraythespiritofthemusic

thatmovedthenation.

JoeBonamassa—Thejazzguitaristper-

formsat8p.m.Thursday,Feb.24,atThe

PlazaTheatre.Bonamassa’slatestCD

“MerchantsandThieves”featuresthesingle

“ThisOl’World.”Tickets:$37-$67,plusserv-

icecharge;four-ticketpackageavailable (Ticketmaster). Achildprodigy,Bonamassawasfinessing StevieRayVaughanlickswhenhewasseven andbythetimehewasten,hadcaughtB.B.

King’sear.Byage12,Bonamassawasopening

showsforthebluesiconandwentontotour

withvenerableactsincludingBuddyGuy,

Foreigner,RobertCray,StephenStills,Joe

CockerandGreggAllman.

Bonamassa’snewalbum,“BlackRock,”adds

anenliveningdoseof‘world’vibesto

Bonamassa’svirtuosomixof‘60s-eraBritish

blues-rock(àlaBeckandClapton)androots-

influencedDeltasounds.

BaleFolcloricoDaBahia-Brazil’sonly

professionalfolkdancecompanyperformsat8

p.m.FridayandSaturday,Feb.25-26,at

UTEP’sMagoffinAuditorium.Saidtobethe mostAfricanpartofBrazil,thestateofBahiais aplacewhereotherwiselongforgottengods arestillremembered.BaléFolclóricodaBahia

isa38-membertroupeofdancers,musicians

andsingersthatperformsarepertorybasedon

Bahianfolklore,includingCapoeira(martial

arts),SambadeRodaandAfixiredances.Balé

Folclóricopresentstheregion’smostimportant

culturalmanifestationswiththrillingchoreogra-

phy,joyousrhythms,andafeisty,flirtatious exuberance.PresentedbyLolaProductions.

Ticketsare$47.85includingservicecharge

(Ticketmaster).

CarolineHerring-Theindiefolksinger

performsat7:30p.m.Friday,Feb.25,at

OperaHouseinPinosAltos,N.M.aspartof theMimbresRegionArtsCouncil’sFolkSeries.

Tickets:$20($15MRACmembers).

Information/showtime:(575)538-2505,1-888- entsthecomicmusical7:30p.m.Monday,

758-7289ormimbresarts.org.

Herring’shauntinglypersonalsoundisinspired

bytheiconicfemalefolksingersandsongwrit- starElleWoods,anunderestimatedblonde

ersofthe60sand70s.

GeorgeJones—Thecountrylegendper-

formsat7:30p.m.Friday,Feb.25,atthePlaza

Theatre.Tickets:$42.60and$83.85;includes

servicecharge.(Ticketmaster).

whodoesn’ttake“no”forananswer.When

herboyfrienddumpsherforsomeonemore

“serious,”EllegoeswherenoDeltaNuhas

gonebefore:HarvardLaw.Ticketinformation:

544-8444orticketmaster.com.

Jones,76,hasbeenperformingformorethan

GeorgeStraitandRebaMcIntire

50years.HisNo.1countryhitsinclude“White

Lightning,”“IAlwaysGetLuckyWithYou,” “SheThinksIStillCare,”“HeStoppedLoving HerToday”and“StillDoin’Time.”Hewas inductedintotheCountryMusicHallofFame

in2002,andtheTexasCountryMusicHallof

Famein2010.

Rock&WorshipRoadShow—Christian

musicheavyweightsMercyMeperformwith

JarsofClayandThousandFootCrutchper- $77,plusservicecharges.(Ticketmaster).

format7:30p.m.Friday,Feb.25,attheDon

Twoofcountrymusic’sbiggeststarsperforma triplebillwithfellowcountryveteranLeeAnn

WomakFriday,March25,atNMSU’sPan

AmericanCenter.TicketsonsaleFeb.11.

(Ticketmaster).

Juanes—TheColombianrocksingerandgui-

taristreturnstotheborderat8p.m.Saturday,

April2atElPasoCountyColiseumtopro-

motehislatestCD“P.A.R.C.E.”Tickets:$37-

HaskinsCenter,withMattMaher,TheAfters

andLeCrae.MercyMefrontmanBartMillard

willalsoprovidesomespokenwordworship.

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ChuckReganofHotWaterMusicandThe

Sharks.Tickets:$30inadvance;$35dayof

show.

NMTechPerformingArtsSeries

Performancesare7:30p.m.atNewMexico

Tech’sMaceyCenter,Socorro,N.M.

Information:(575)835-5688ornmtpas.org.

•MichaelChapdelaine—Friday,Feb.11,as

partofClubMacey’sValentine’sDinner.