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The ‘Art’ of
Avance’s hearts
‘The Heart of El Paso’
Robert Dozal won El Paso Scene’s “Heart of El Paso” award for his “Dos Culturas FEBRUARY
have created a Unidas” entry (center) in this year’s “Toma Mi Corazon” heart/art auction benefit
trend for benefits. 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
Page 33 Muñoz, Candy Mayer, Steve Salazar, Kathryn Johnson and Charlie Mayer.
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is part of V-Day at UTEP. Doors open at 6 p.m. Valentine dinner and dance — Santa
with pre-show by Chrissy Gurrola Friday and Lucia Catholic Church, 518 Gallagher, will host
F E B R u a ry Jayden’s Playground Saturday, as well as other
multimedia entertainment both days. Proceeds
go towards the Reynolds Home. Tickets: $10
its annual Valentine dance 7 p.m., to midnight
Saturday, Feb. 12, at the church’s Centro
Amistad Hall, featuring a dinner and live music INDEX
ROUNDup general admission; $20 VIP. (Ticketmaster).
V-Day (V for Victory, Valentine and Vagina) is
a global movement to stop violence against
by the Rhapsody Band. Dinner served at 7
p.m.; dance begins at 8 p.m. BYOB. Cost: $25
($50 per couple); reservations recommended.
Behind the Scene
January Roundup
women and girls. Information: Information: 592-5245.
This year’s production is sponsored by Scene Spotlight 6
Frontera Women’s Foundation and hosted by Valentine’s Dance and Dinner — Here’s the Ticket 14-17
Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance., Abundant Living Faith Center will host the din- Program Notes 18-19
Other V-Day events: ner and dance 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at
Dance 20
• A screening of the documentary “Until the Monte Carlo Ballroom, 1781 North Zaragoza,
featuring dinner, unlimited soft drinks and danc- Music, Comedy 21-23
Violence is 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, in the
ing. No childcare provided or alcoholic bever- Viva Juárez 22
UTEP Union Cinema, Student Union East.
• A production of “A Memory, A Monologue, A ages allowed. Cost: $30; available in advance at Sports 25-26
Rant and A Prayer” is 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, the church office, 1000 Valley Crest. Nature 27-28
in the Union Cinema, performed by students Information: 532-8543 or Racking Up History 29
from Ysleta High School. Suggested donation: Bob Burns and Mike Caranda Becoming Bicultural 32
$3-$5. Orchestra — The big-band style orchestra, Feature:
‘The Valentine Soiree’ - The Guild of the named for the late bandleader Mike Caranda The ART of Fundraising 33-37
Valentine’s Day and led by Bob Burns, will host its 2nd annual
Spencer Theater hosts its 10th annual romantic El Paso FishNet 37
Senior Love Conference — El Paso dinner and dance is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, Valentine’s Day dinner and dance benefiting
Free Wheelchair Mission Sunday, Feb. 13, at At the Museum 38-40
Community College’s Senior Adult Program’s at the theater at Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M.
Ramada Palms Hotel and Conference Center in Gallery Talk 41-42
16th annual conference “Live, Love and Care (about 12 miles north of downtown Ruidoso).
for Yourself” is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. The event features a gourmet meal, and danc- Las Cruces. Dinner served at 5 p.m., dance is SW Art Scene 43-48
5, at EPCC Administrative Service Center ing to the Michael Francis Trio. Tickets: $50. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $35 per person On Stage 49-51
Auditorium, 9050 Viscount, featuring work- Information: 1-888-818-7872 or spencerthe- ($400 advanced reserved table for 10). Stage Talk 50
shops, exhibitors, volunteer awards, door Information/reservations: (575) 525-2450 or
Keep on Bookin' 52-53
prizes and special a special appearance by Vikki
Valentine Ball — El Paso Friends of Jazz History Lessons 53
Carr. Admission is free with donation of a EPW Valentine’s Day Dance —
Society’s 7th annual Valentine’s Day dinner and Film Scene 54-55
canned good, but participants must register for Enterprising and Professional Women, Paso del
dance is 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Feb. 12, Liner Notes 56
a conference pass to participate. Norte hosts its fundraising Valentine’s Day
at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino’s March Preview 57
Information/registration: 831-7801 or dance 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, at Lancer’s
Signature Showroom, featuring live music by Club East, 3135 Trawood. Buffet dinner served
Azucar. Dinner served 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. El Paso Scene User’s Guide 40
‘The Vagina Monologues’ — UTEP’s Tickets: $35 (includes dinner buffet). Proceeds 6 to 7 p.m. Proceeds help raise funds to award
annual production of the award-winning Eve benefit the society’s Mary and Eddie Davis college/training scholarships for women who Advertiser Index 58
Ensler play will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. Scholarship Fund. Information: 584-0977 or are economically disadvantaged, but still do not
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11-12 at Magoffin Auditorium. The production
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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
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 Another glitch on the February calendar,
Sunday afternoon: Ladysmith Black at least as far as the Scene is concerned,
Mambazo, the South African vocal group is it being such a short month.
that inspired Paul Simon’s “Graceland” Our production schedule calls for the
album and also earned them a Grammy Scene to publish on the Wednesday fol-
on their first U.S. release back in 1988. lowing the fourth Monday of the month.
Joining the cultural counter-offense are If we stuck to that, our March 2011 issue
three community theater productions would come March 2. The Scene has
offering Sunday matinees, one piano never failed to come out before the first
recital and an art sale in Las Cruces. of the month in its 17-plus years, so we
Perhaps the growing use of digital video decided to publish a week earlier. The
recorders gives these performing arts March issue will come out Feb. 23. That
groups more courage to take on the means our deadlines are earlier than usual
Packers and Steelers. Back when my — the news deadline is Feb. 14 and the
group unintentionally challenged the ad deadline is Feb. 16.
Super Bowl, the DVR was unheard of, Next year is a leap year, so we will go
and no football fan would rely on a VCR back to our usual schedule — the
to capture the whole game. Wednesday following the fourth Monday
I actually prefer to watch a football in February will be Feb. 29.
game on the DVR. Programming your I checked my calendar. Fortunately, we
DVR requires pushing just a couple of won’t have to make this exception again
buttons on your remote. Don’t forget to until February 2017.
select the option to record a half-hour or ***
so after the scheduled end of the game — One tradition we haven’t changed is the
more than once I’ve recorded a game and annual “Toma Mi Corazon/Have a Heart”
still missed out on the final deciding February cover. The first “Heart” cover
plays because the game ran late. was February 2004, just a couple of years
Once you get the hang of the DVR after Avance first conducted its annual
remote, you learn exactly how long to heart art auction. We’ve noted that the
hold the fast forward button to skip from success of the Avance’s fundraisers has
the end of one play to the next snap. You inspired many others, which is the focus
also get to pick the replays you want to of this month’s feature story on Page 33.
watch, and the commercials you don’t This year’s El Paso Scene “Heart of El
want to watch — or in the case of the Paso” award goes to Robert Dozal, who
Super Bowl, maybe the commercials you like many of the other artists featured on
want to replay. the cover, has been a strong supporter of
*** the event for many years.

February 2011 Randy Limbird

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7591 or • A Bridal and Quinceañera Fair is noon to 6 ter). Registration requires answering 10 ques-
February Roundup Couples wishing to get married must obtain a p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, with the latest bridal tions about the Mexican Revolution placed by
Cont’d from Page 3 New Mexico Marriage License beforehand at fashions from David’s Brida and La Popular. the club members at educational exhibits. The
any County Clerk’s Office. License must be There will be outside vendors including cakes, kids auction is a no-cost auction; script provid-
meet federal guidelines for financial aid.
presented to Rev. Rich after the ceremony for flowers and event and banquet facilities. ed for the bidding.
Admission: $30 (includes dinner).
signing and witnessing. The International Coin Club of El Paso, Inc.
Information: Gloria Flores, 851-3692 or bpw- Ardovino’s Super Bowl Sunday — meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of every High Time Quartet Live Valentines — Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino
month at the Travelodge Motel-La Hacienda,
The EPW Paso del Norte Organization is a The women’s barbershop quartet delivers Drive in Sunland Park, hosts its Super Bowl
6400 Montana. Business meeting begins at 6
local chapter of the worldwide organization singing valentines in El Paso and Las Cruces event at noon Sunday, Feb. 6, in the Mecca
p.m. followed by an auction around 7 p.m.
with chapters in more than 90 countries. The beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14. Each Lounge, with an $11 buffet, complimentary bar
local chapter focuses on helping women valentine consists for two songs preformed for snacks, giveaways and drink specials. Appraisal Fair — El Paso County Historical
achieve a higher economic status for them- the loved one at home or work and a heart- Information: (575) 589-0653 or Society’s 4th annual fair is noon to 4 p.m.
selves and their family through academic/traini- shaped box of chocolates. Cost: $35. Sunday, Feb. 20, at El Maida Shrine Temple,
ng assistance and mentorship. Information: 565-2603 or 526-1709.
Collectibles show — A sports card, toy, col- 6331 Alabama. Expert appraisers will evaluate
lectibles show is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb.
The quartet consists of working and retired antiques, collectibles, firearms, jewelry, artwork
Chocolate Buffet and Cabaret — The teachers and has been performing a capella
13, at the Hyatt Hotel, 6030 Gateway East (at
and personal items. Only items that can be
annual Flickinger Center fundraiser is Monday, Geronimo), hosted by J & M Sportscards.
together since 1996. hand-carried will be appraised. Verbal
Feb. 14, at the Flickinger Center for Information: 591-5050.
appraisals: $10 per item (refunded if unable to
Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave. in
Alamogordo. This year’s cabaret features
Also this month Coin Show — The International Coin Club determine value of item). Information: 533-
of El Paso’s 48th annual Coin Show is Feb. 18- 3603, 533-6001 or
“S’Wonderful,” the new Gershwin musical Bassett Place — 6101 Gateway West.
20 at El Maida Shrine Center, 6331 Alabama,
revue incorporating four “mini-musicals” Information: 772-7479 or American Muscle CarShow and
featuring 60 tables of coin dealers from Texas,
inspired by real events in the Gershwin broth- • Girls Scouts of the Rio Grande will sell 2011 Funfest — Southwest Career College, 1414
New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Indiana,
ers’ lives. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. with Girl Scout Cookies at the Community Cart Geronimo, will host a car show benefiting
Pennsylvania and Maine to buy and sell coins,
buffet beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $6, $10, Thursday and Friday afternoons and all day Children Grief Center of El Paso 11 a.m. to 4
banknotes, tokens and medals. Show hours are
15 and $25. Information: (575) 437-2202 or Saturdays and Sundays through March 13. p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, featuring early and late
1 to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Call for hours: 566-9433. model muscle cars, classic and racing vehicles.
and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
• The Rock Star Karaoke Challenge is Live entertainment by Eddie and the Impacts
Group Marriage Vow Renewal and Thursday, Feb. 3 and 10, in front of Café
Raffle tickets are $1 for a chance to win more
and food vendors offered. Admission is free.
Wedding Ceremony — Couples can renew Plaza. Sign up by calling the mall or online.
than $1,000 worth of coins. Information: 533-
Information: 449-1032 or
their wedding vows or get married legally in a 6001 or
• A Valentine Art Fair is Friday through Sunday,
special Valentine’s Day group ceremony on the This year’s show honors the Centennial of the
Feb. 11-13, with local artists, jewelry and col-
banks of the Rio Grande, Monday, Feb. 14, at Mexican Revolution. The club has produced a Love Affair and Bridal Expo - The 14th
Celestial Wedding Chapel, 220 N. Date, Suite A medal depicting General Francisco “Pancho” annual event presented by KISS-FM begins at
• KFOX-TV will sign up potential organ donors
in Truth or Consequences, N.M. officiated by Villa available for purchase. The club will also 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Camino Real
12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at
Celeste Rich. Vow renewal ceremony begins at distribute an uncirculated Lincoln cent with the Hotel. The expo, features three bridal fashion
Premiere Cinema 18. All participants receive
1:15 p.m. with wedding ceremony at 2 p.m. Union Shield free to each visitor in commemo- shows, and several vendor booths in the hotel’s
Premiere Cinema admittance.
Couples receive a photo CD and a $15 gift cer- ration of 2011 as the 150th anniversary of the grand ballroom, mezzanine, and lobby.
• Kids-N-Co.’s Show Choir presents its
tificate to Celestial Creations Enchanted Gifts. start of the U.S. Civil War. Admission is free. Information: 544-9550 or
Valentine’s show at noon and 2 p.m. Sunday,
Pre-registration recommended; space is limit- Kids auction is planned Saturday at 2 p.m. for 534-3000.
Feb. 27, featuring love songs of today and yes-
ed. Cost: $65 and $100 Information: (575) 894- ages 7 to 14 (limited to the first 50 who regis-
Please see Page 7

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Coin Show — The International Coin Club
of El Paso’s 48th annual Coin Show is Feb.
18-20 at El Maida Shrine Center. Page 28.

Boz Scaggs — The legendary musician per-

forms Feb. 20, Plaza Theatre. Page 6.

‘In the Mood’ — The 1940s musical revue

Scene Spotlight highlights events returns to El Paso at Feb. 21, at The Plaza
advertised in this issue. Theatre. Page 29.

Joe Bonamassa — The jazz guitarist per-

El Paso Convention and Performing Arts
forms Feb. 24, Plaza Theatre. Page 44.
Center — Events include George Jones
(Feb. 25) at the Plaza Theatre. Page 4. Wine, Cheese and Chocolate —
Assistance League of El Paso’s fundraising
Lancer’s Club — Events include Basketball tasting event is Feb. 25. Page 32.
Game Nights (Feb. 2 and 19) and Free
Wine Tasting (Feb. 18) on the Westside. Steve Smith, Chris Sanders with Anne
Valentine’s Day buffets are Feb 11 and Luna — The trio performs with a special
Candlelight Dinners are Feb. 12 at both guest Feb. 25 at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing
locations. Page 36. Sunset Hall in Sunland Park. Page 8.

La Tierra Cave Dinner Shows — The Bale Folclorico Da Bahia – Brazil’s only
2011 dinner shows include Black History professional folk dance company performs
Feb. 25-26, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium.
Month celebration with Young El Paso
Page 10.
Singers (Feb. 5), Tia McGraff (Feb. 18) and
Texas Independence Day with Applejack ‘Two Pianists, Two Nine-Footers’ — The
Band (March 5). Page 26. Bruce Nehring Consort presents duo pianists
Richard Steinbach and Howard Helvey with
Crossland Gallery — Showing Feb. 5-26 El
the Consort Singers Feb. 25 and 27 at First
Paso Art Association’s gallery is “Textures of
Baptist Church. Page 37.
Tuscany and Beyond; ”Artists of the Month
Sirac Martinez and Enrique Woo and Empty Bowls Soup Dinner — EPCC’s Art
“Drawing: A Way of Seeing.”. Page 41 Student Society’s world hunger awareness
soup dinner and silent auction is Feb. 26 at
Ladysmith Black Mambazo — The cele- EPCC’s Administrative Service Center. Page
brated African vocal group performs Feb. 6 8.
at the UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Page
51. Rubin Gallery — Showing through March
26 is “Lines of Division” works by Enrique
Plan El Paso — The hands-on design ses- Jezik and “Different Tempers” jewelry and
sions on community planning begin Feb 10 blacksmithing exhibit. Page 20.
at various locations. Page 7.
Lynx Exhibits — Showing through May
‘Rite of Spring’ and Other Dances - 29: “Treasure!” Pirate birthday parties avail-
UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance’s able. Page 5.
spring faculty dance performance Feb. 10-
Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino —
13 in Fox Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre. Live racing is every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday
Page 47. and Sunday through late April. Page 9.
Singles Game Night — Peggy Kligman,
inventor of “The Goat Game” hosts an Southern New Mexico
evening for singles Feb. 11 at Lancer’s Club Silver City — First Fridays featuring live
West. Page 26. music, “Red Dot” gallery and studio late
hours at several locations and other events
Hal Marcus Studio and Gallery —
are Feb. 4 and March 4 throughout historic
On Sale Showing through Feb. 11: “El Paso
Postcards” group show. Showing Feb. 24-
Downtown. Page 42 and 48.

Now!!! April 11: “The Nine” All-Star Art Exhibit;

new works by nine El Paso artists. Page 28.
Las Cruces Museum of Art — Showing
Feb. 4-April 2 is “Sight Unseen,” the sculp-
ture of Michael Naranjo. Page 18.
Sasahara Gallery — Opening Feb. 12 in
the Main Gallery is the “Art of Love” Randy Sabien and Mike Dowling — The
Valentine art show. Classes include Pastels jazz musicians perform at Feb. 11, at the Rio
beginning Feb. 18 and Drawing beginning Grande Theatre in Las Cruces. Page 6.
Feb. 19. Page 43. Mimbres Region Arts Council — Events
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at include the annual Chocolate Fantasia Feb.
UTEP — The popular UTEP continuing edu- 12 in historic Downtown Silver city and the
cation program’s Spring 2011 semester class- folk series with Caroline Herring Feb. 25 at
Buckhorn Opera House in Pinos Altos Page
es begin Feb. 14. Page 46.
Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitan — “El mejor
Rebecca St. James — The Christian rocker
mariachi del mundo” performs Feb. 18 at
performs Feb. 26 at First Assembly of God
Abraham Chavez Theatre. Page 3.
in Las Cruces. Page 42.
EPSO with Inon Barnatan - The guest Mardi Gras in the Clouds — The
pianist joins guest conductor Edwin Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce’s 10th
Outwater and the El Paso Symphony annual Mardi Gras celebration is March 4-6.
Orchestra Feb. 18-19 at The Plaza Theatre. Page 37.
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Americans in the Civil War,” 1-3:30 p.m. February in celebration of Black History Month. from around 30 participating shops and gal-
February Roundup Monday, Feb. 28, UTEP Library, Blumberg All events are 7 to 9 p.m. at Transmountain leries. Live music offered at several locations
Cont’d from Page 5 Auditorium. Campus Forum Theater, Gateway North and and area restaurants will offer chocolate spe-
Other events: Diana. Admission is free. Information: 831- cials. The Monsoon Puppet Theatre will host a
• African American Knowledge Bowl is at noon 6359. “Running of the Puppets” down Bullard Street
Black History Month Saturday, Feb. 5, at Student Union Cinema. • Monday, Feb. 7: “In the Spotlight.” Brig, that afternoon. Sponsored by the Mimbres
Black History Month at UTEP — The Hosted by El Paso Alumnae, Delta Sigma Theta, Gen. Stephen Twitty will speak on ”African Region Arts Council. Tickets: $20 (includes 20
African-American Studies program, in conjunc- Inc., UTEP African American Studies and Black Americans in the U.S. military.” chocolate treats and a map of locations); avail-
tion with other UTEP departments, presents a Student Union. • Wednesday, Feb.16: “Choir Night: A able in advance the MRAC Office, 1201 Pope.
variety of events in February in recognition of • Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the celebrated Message in Song,” featuring local church and Candy gift boxes available for $2. Tickets sell
African American History. The 2011 theme is African vocal group performs with special guest community choirs . out every year. Tickets/information: (575) 538-
“African Americans and the Civil War.” All Lionel Loueke, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, at • Monday, Feb. 21: Black History Month Men’s 2505 or
events are free except as indicated. UTEP Magoffin Auditorium (Ticketmaster). See Choirs. A special reception is set for 4:30 p.m. at
Information: 747-8650. “Here’s the Ticket” for details. Isaac’s Bar and Grill, 200 N. Bullard, for the top
• 14th annual El Paso History Day sponsored
Ms. Black El Paso Southwest three award winning chocolatiers immediately
Films (all screenings in UTEP Language Arts
by UTEP’s Department of History and the
Scholarship Pageant — The annual pag- following the event.
Building, Room 323):
eant is 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at the
• 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7 — “Glory” College of Liberal Arts, Saturday, Feb. 19, on Gourmet chef Rob Connoley will debut his
Chamizal National Memorial theater. The Miss
• 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14 — ”Mahogany” the UTEP Campus. chocolate sculpture 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,
Black El Paso Southwest Scholarship pageant
• 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21 — “54th • Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club exhibit and Feb. 5, at the Curious Kumquat, 111 E.
features African American ladies exhibiting
Massachusetts” panel discussion, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Feb. College.
poise, grace and erudition. Admission: $10.
• 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 — “The Color 21, UTEP Student Union Breezeway Chocolate Fantasia Headquarters are at Silco
Information: 546-9212.
Purple.” • Dr. T. Andre Feagin conducts the UTEP Theatre, 311 N. Bullard, on the day of the
Lectures: Symphony Band in “Portrait of an American Black History Month Parade and Rally event.
• Philip Tibbs, “Howard Arthur Tibbs: Citizen, Spirit,” a mental, physical and emotional jour- — The annual Inter-Club Council Black History The Curious Kumquat will host a 10-course
Musician, Air Forces and Tuskegee Airman: A ney from Africa to El Paso, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Month Parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. chocolate dinner at 6:30 p.m. the day of the
Part of the “Greatest Generation” at 6 p.m. Feb. 24, at the Fox Fine Arts Center Recital 26, at Montana and Pershing and travels east event. Space is limited to 18 guests. Tickets:
Monday, Feb. 7, UTEP Library Blumberg Hall. Admission is $5. on Montana to Copia then south to Missouri $60 for the meal; $75 meal and wine pairings.
Auditorium. • Bale Folclorico da Bahia, the only professional ending at Mary Webb Park. The rally immedi- Information/reservations (575) 534-0337.
• Dr. Maceo Dailey, “Dr. Benjamin Quarles and folk dance company in Brazil, performs at 8 ately follows the parade noon to 3 p.m. in Mary
p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25-26, at
Bootheel Cowboy Poetry Fiesta — The
African Americans in the Civil War,” 6:30 p.m. Webb Park, with vendor booths, family activi-
18th annual fiesta brings together some of the
Thursday, Feb. 17, El Paso Museum of History. UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium (Ticketmaster). ties and entertainment. Admission is free.
southwest’s best storytellers, poets and musi-
• Chef (and author) Pierre Thiam of La Grand See “Here’s the Ticket” for details.
cians 5 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at the
Dakar Restaurant in Brooklyn, N.Y., “African • “Gospel Explosion” is 6:30 p.m. Monday, Southern New Mexico Lordsburg-Hidalgo County Museum (Old
Food, Global Presence” UTEP, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall.
This year’s theme is “Putting the GOSPEL back Chocolate Fantasia – The 12th annual cel- Armory), 708 E. 2nd St., Lordsburg, N.M.
Feb. 22, LART Room 203, UTEP.
ebration of arts and sweet delicacies is noon to Proceeds benefit the museum. Tickets: $10 ($7
• Rev. Felicia P. Hopkins, “Strength, Courage into the Gospel: A Tribute to Reverend James
4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, in historic downtown students) and includes both sessions and ham-
and Wisdom: Looking Back and Looking Cleveland.” The program will feature El Paso
Silver City. Local art galleries, shops and other burgers and soft drinks at intermission.
Forward,” 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, Choirs and Praise Dance Ministries.
sites will offer chocolate creations made by Information/tickets: (575) 542-9258, (559) 381-
Templeton Suite 313E, Student Union Bldg.
EPCC Black History Month — El Paso local professional and amateur chocolatiers. 1465 or
• William Gwaltney of the Denver National
Community College will host events in Participants can select 20 chocolate creations
Park Service, “Another Kind of Glory: African
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5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at various locations
February Roundup throughout the Sul Ross campus.
Cont’d from Page 7 A chuckwagon breakfast is 7:30 a.m. Friday
and Saturday, with stage performances at 7
Featured poets and storytellers are Bill
p.m. both nights in Marshall Auditorium. Cost:
Cavaliere, Rusty Tolley, Hook Hill, Sue Jones
$5 per plate.
and Steve Lindsey, with musician Ken Moore
A Cowboy Church service is 9 to 10 a.m.
and the Copper Creek Wranglers Western
Sunday at Morgan University Center.
Gathering of Quilts — The Winter For a good cause
Quilters Guild’s show is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday
Benefit silent auction — Ski Apache will
and Saturday, Feb. 25-26, at the Ralph
host a silent auction 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan.
Edwards Civic Center, 460 4th Street, Truth or
29, at Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero,
Consequences, N.M. featuring vendors and
N.M. Proceeds benefit the disabled skier pro-
quilts by local quilters; and appraisals offered
gram. The event includes free refreshments
with advance reservation. Admission is free,
Steve Smith, Chris Sanders & Anne Luna but donations accepted. Information: Ginger
and thousands of items to bid on. Information:
(575) 464-3193 or skiapachedisabledskierspro-
& Special Guest in Concert Van Gundy, (575) 744-5472; Dotty, (575) 744-
preview of new material! 4669 or
Outcry for The Children – Outcry
Mardi Gras in the Clouds — The
Friday, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m. #
! # &
Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce will bring a
International will host the free performance of
various local children’s groups 2 to 4 p.m.
Ardovino’s Desert Crossing Sunset Hall little New Orleans to the mountain community
! Saturday, Jan. 29, in the El Paso Public
One Ardovino Dr., Sunland Park ! " March 4-6 with its 10th annual Mardi Gras cel-
Library’s Main Branch theatre, 501 N. Oregon,
ebration. The family celebration will include
Downtown, featuring dance and choral groups.
! costumes, children’s parade, bead throwing,
" The event’s purpose is to raise awareness for a
% $ " ! masks, and Cajun style food, piñata bash, shop-
children’s feeding program in Zacatecas
ping and more. Admission is free for all events.
Mexico. Donations accepted will go toward the
! Information: (575) 682-2733 or
program. Information: 309-0893 or outcryin-
‘First Fridays’ in Silver City — Several of
historic Downtown Silver City’s restaurants,
‘Toma Mi Corazon/Have a Heart’ —
shops and “Red Dot” galleries will stay open
“Heart Art” by several hearts by several artists
late the first Friday of each month as part of
and celebrities will be up for bids at the 10th
the monthly “First Friday” shopping event.
annual auction at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3,
Information: 1-800-548-9378 or silvercitymain-
Camino Real Hotel, 101 S. El Paso Street.
Proceeds benefit Avance El Paso Chapter.
Tickets: $25. Information: 351-2419. Preview
West Texas of hearts and on-line ticket purchases at
Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering —
The 25th annual gathering is Feb. 25-27 at Sul The contributing artists have created uniquely
Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. The sec- designed and decorated hearts in various styles
ond oldest of its kind in the country, the event and materials. Proceeds benefit Avance’s family
offers stage shows and individual performances support and education program.
by nationally known cowboy poets, musicians
St. Jude’s Radiothon — La Qué Buena
and storytellers. Information: (432) 837-2326,
97.5 FM and Radio KAMA 750 AM will take
(432) 294-1576 or
part in Univision Radio’s nationwide “Promesa
Special anniversary shows are 7 p.m. Friday
y Esperanza (Promise and Hope)” radiothon on
and Saturday at the Marshall Auditorium. Each
Thursday and Friday, Feb. 3-4, benefiting St.
night features seven performers who have
Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Listeners
headlined with the gathering since it began in
can call in or visit online during the two day
1987. Performers include Apache Adams, Jerry
event and make a donation of $20 per month
Brooks, Doris Daley, Elizabeth Ebert, Ray
and become an Angel de Esperanza (Partner in
Fitzgerald, Gillette Brothers, Andy Hedges, Jill
Hope) to help the children of St. Jude.
Jones, Ross Knox, Chuck, Hallie and Cody
Information/donations: 1-800-998-VIDA (8432)
Milner, Michael and Dawn Moon, Joel Nelson,
Jack Sammon, R.P. Smith and Andy Wilkinson.
Tickets: $12.50. ASTC Mardi Gras — American Southwest
A “Thanks for the Memories” fundraising per- Theatre Company will host its annual Mardi
formance for the poets is 1 p.m. Friday in Gras gala 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at the
Marshall Auditorium. Donation: $5. Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E.
Recitations of poetry and music are 9 a.m. to
Please see Page 9

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N.M. The event celebrates individuals who
February Roundup have shown exceptional and unselfish caring for
Cont’d from Page 8 others. Tickets: $15; available in Ruidoso at
The Nest, Chamber of Commerce offices,
University (at El Paseo), Las Cruces. The event
Josie’s Framery and Sweet Resale Boutique.
features live music, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar,
Information: The Nest, (575) 378-6378 or
silent auction and a king and queen costume
contest. Master of Ceremonies is KRWG’s
Carrie Hamblen. All proceeds benefit ASTC Woman’s Auxiliary Benefit — The UTEP
programming. Tickets: $30 (or two for $55; Woman’s Auxiliary will host its 2011
$275 tables for 10); available at the NMSU’s Scholarship Benefit at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb.
Hershel Zohn Theatre main office. 19, at Wyndham El Paso Airport, 2027 Airway.
Information/tickets: (575) 646-4515 or the- This year’s event is “Fiesta de UTEP” and includes entertainment by the UTEP Mariachis
Silent auction items include a Brian Fallstead “Los Mineros” a silent auction, raffles, door
Mardi Gras blue marble mask sculpture, furni- prizes and bake sale. Participants can meet
ture, jewelry, artworks and more. scholarship recipients and Miner athletes. Cost:
$35 ($350 table for 10). Reservation deadline is
Mikey’s Sheesh-Ka-Deesh — Mikey’s Feb. 9. Information/reservations: 373-5110
Place, 3100 Harrelson in Las Cruces, hosts the
All money raised from the benefit goes to
performing arts scholarship benefit 7:30 to
scholarships for UTEP students and programs.
10:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, in celebration of
Checks payable to “UTEP Women’s Auxiliary”
“For the Love of Arts Month” featuring live
care of Norma Karam, 4025 Roadside, 79922.
music, area dancers, wine and desserts.
Tickets: $10. Information: (575) 640-3869 or Wine, Cheese and Chocolate — Assistance League of El Paso, 2728 E. Yandell,
will host the fundraising tasting event 5 to 8
Scouting for Food Program – The Yucca p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, offering wine, cheese and
Council, Boy Scouts of America/Gila Lodge OA
chocolate tastings and a silent auction.
will help restock El Paso and Southern New
Admission: $20. Information: 772-9410.
Mexico area food banks in February. Scouts
from all packs, troops, teams and crews will Empty Bowls Soup Dinner — The Art
distribute special bags in their unit’s neighbor- Student Society at El Paso Community College
hood Saturday, Feb. 5, that may be filled and will sponsor the soup dinner and silent auction
dropped off at several points staffed by local to raise funds and awareness of world hunger
chapters of Gila Lodge 378, Army Reserve noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at El Paso
369th Chem Co. or NM National Guard 9 a.m. Community College Administrative Service
to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12. Information: 772- Center, 9050 Viscount, Building A. All attending
2292. the dinner get to choose a folk art bowl to
El Paso drop-off points include Lowe’s Super keep. Admission: $10. Information: 831-2460,
Saves at 1025 Carolina, 5300 Doniphan and 595-1060 or
9120 Dyer. The dinner emphasizes international and local
Southern New Mexico drop-off points include hunger problems. All the money goes to the
Bullocks Shur-Sav in Truth or Consequences, West Texas Food Bank for El Paso County.
Lowe’s Fiesta Foods, 2180 N. Main in Las EPCC Culinary Arts Department with chefs
Cruces, Food Basket 1220 Hudson in Silver from the American Chef Federation of Greater
City, Lowe’s 675 E. 10th in Alamogordo or El Paso Chapter provide the food.
Snappy Mart, 306 Pine and 1318 Columbus in
‘Tablescapes’ — El Paso Pro-Musica Guild’s
14th annual luncheon features 25 designer-dec-
Willie Cager Retirement Party — The orated tables March 3-4 at the El Paso
retirement party for El Paso basketball legend Country Club. Proceeds benefit El Paso Pro-
and philanthropist Willie Cager is 7 p.m. Musica. Information: 833-9000 (Pro-Musica
Saturday, Feb. 5, at El Paso Convention Office) or 799-8600 (Judy O’Connor).
Center, in celebration of Cager’s Learning The Ladies’ Nite Out Preview Party is
Center to be built in Fabens. Guest speakers Thursday with a preview of tables, wine, fruit
include Nevil Shed and Judge Williams. Dinner and cheese. Admission: $25.
and entertainment also offered. Tickets: $75 Luncheon and auction is Friday, with browse
($100 per couple); available at the door. time prior to the meal. Cost: $40. RSVP dead-
Information: 920-4173. line is Feb. 25. Combo tickets for both pre-
Cager will be signing autographs at 9 a.m. view and luncheon are $60.
Friday, Feb. 4, at Casa Ford, 5815 Montana.
YWCA Women’s Benefit luncheon —
Milagro Gala — The inaugural benefit gala Leigh Anne Touhy, the inspiration behind the
event for El Paso Children’s Hospital is 6:30 to motion picture “The Blind Side” is speaker for
9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at Camino Real the 18th annual benefit luncheon at 11 a.m.
Hotel, 101 S. El Paso Street. Cocktail attire. Thursday, April 28, at the El Paso Convention
Tickets: $125. Information/reservations: 521- Center. Minimum donation per person: $100
7229, ext. 2989. (tables of 10 also available). Information/reser-
vations: 533-2311, ext. 250 or
Night of Hope Ball — El Paso Diabetes
Association will host its 3rd annual fundraising
Something for everyone
gala 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Feb. 12, at
the El Paso Museum of Art, One Arts Festival ‘Beyond the Basics: Lecture Series —
Plaza, featuring a romantic Valentines’ day din- The El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study
ner and dance. All proceeds from the event Center, 715 N. Oregon, presents its Spring
remain in El Paso, and go towards the Diabetes 2011 “Beyond the Basics: Lecture Series,” a
Association’s various programs. Admission: continuation of last year’s series for educators,
$100 (includes reserved seating, dinner and students and the community, 5:30 to 7 p.m. the
dance). Space is limited Information: 532-6280 fourth Thursday of the month, Jan. 27-April
or 28. Local experts provide in-depth looks at key
aspects of the Holocaust. Continuing
Honoring Heroes with Heart gala — Professional Education credit certificates will
HEAL (Help End Abuse for Life) will host its
also be handed out for each session. Admission
annual dinner gala at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14,
at Ruidoso Convention Center in Ruidoso, Please see Page 10
February 2011 El Paso Scene Page 9
• Open Design Studio (to give feedback to the
February Roundup designers) will be Feb. 14-21 at the Pat
Cont’d from Page 9 O’Rourke Recreation Center, 701 Montana
(former YMCA). Hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 7
is free; RSVP encouraged. Information:
p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9:30 a.m.
Education Director Jamie Williams at 351-0048,
to 5 p.m. Friday.
ext. 28 or
• Jan. 27 — International Holocaust Latinitas — The non-profit group offers
Remembrance Observance and “Discovering media workshops, exhibits, camps and more
the Holocaust: The Allied Liberation of the for Latina youth. Information: 239-5051, or
Concentration Camps” with Dr. David Hackett.
• Feb. 24 — “Children in the Holocaust” with • Photography workshops for teens are 3 to 4
Dr. Corrine Peschka p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at Judge Marquez
• March 24 — “Genocide in Srebrenica: The Library, 610 N. Yarbrough.
Largest Mass Murder Since the Holocaust” with • Multimedia Art Classes for grades 4-8 is 1 to
Dr. Cigdem Sirin Villalobos. 3 p.m. are the second Saturday of each month
• April 28 — “Rwandan Genocide” with Dr. (Feb. 12) at Judge Marquez Public Library.
Sarah Ryan. • Teen Media Academy is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, March 17-18, at Latinitas
Psychological Awareness workshops — Headquarters, 1359 Lomaland, Suite 502.
Dr. Al Galves will host free two-part work-
Those interested in being mentors on for the
shops on “Understanding Mental Illness: Its
Girl Empowerment Team may attend an orien-
Nature, Causes and Treatment” 6 to 8 p.m.
tation 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at
Thursday, Jan. 27 and Feb. 3, at El Paso Public
Latinitas Headquarters, 1359 Lomaland, Suite
Library’s Main Branch’s Maud Sullivan Gallery,
501 N. Oregon, Wednesday, Feb. 9 and 16, at
the Westside Branch, 125 Belvidere and Singles Game Night — Peggy Kligman,
Wednesday, Feb. 23 and March 3, at Judge inventor of “The Goat Game” will host an
Marquez Library, 610 N. Yarbrough. The public evening for singles at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11,
is invited. Information: (575) 523-2619 or visit at Lancer’s Club West’s VIP Room, 6006 N. Mesa, top floor. Food and bar service available.
Seating is limited. Cost: $10 (cash only).
‘Amazing Magical Musical Adventures’ Information/RSVP: 740-5051 or
— Mesilla Valley Musical Arts and No Strings Web:
Theatre Company present a month children’s
program at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at
Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. Material is UTEP — The popular UTEP continuing edu-
aimed at audiences age 3-10, but all ages wel- cation program offers non-credit classes for
come. Admission: $5. Reservations recom- people age 50 or older. Spring 2011 semester
mended: (575) 523-1223, (575) 7714 or no- classes begin Feb. 14. A Chinese New Year Celebration Formerly Center for Lifelong Learning, the
is 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, in honor of 2011 as program is part of UTEP’s Division of
“Year of the Rabbit.” Festivities include songs, Professional and Continuing Education and sup-
stories and other traditional Chinese activities. ported in part by the Bernard Osher
Foundation. Enrollment deadline is Feb. 26.
El Paso Chicano(a) History Project — Spring registration: $60, plus $25 for the one-
Monthly meeting of the community project is
time CLL membership fee.
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, and Feb.
Members may take as many classes as they
26, at Judge Marquez Branch Library, 610 N.
want. No grades, no tests, no term papers, no
Yarbrough, to revise El Paso’s Chicano(a) histo-
required homework. The fee includes parking
ry through education, publications and more.
permit, UTEP library card and discounts to
Anyone interested is welcome. Admission is
UTEP events. Classes are open to residents of
free. Information: 256-0989.
El Paso, Juarez and southern New Mexico age
‘Accelerated Networking’ luncheon — 50 or older.
eWomenNetwork presents its networking The Center’s office is in Miners Hall, Room
luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 209. Office hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Monday
3, at El Paso Club, 201 Main (top floor Chase through Friday. A catalog of classes is available
Bank Building). Speaker Aliana Apodaca pres- at all public library branches. Information: 747-
ents “Living Life With A Splash of Salsa.” 6280, 747-8848 or
Informal networking begins at 11 a.m. Cost is Course areas include art, computers, history,
$45 ($35 for eWN members); $55 after Feb. 1. religion, various languages, religion and writing.
Display tables: $75 ($50 members). A two-semester course understanding the
Information/registration: 581-7118 or belindalu- tenets of Islam and its practices begins this On-line registra- spring.
tion at
Chamizal Saturday Morning Crafts —
Plan El Paso — The community-driven Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San
effort to rewrite the City of El Paso’s Marcial, offer warts and crafts one Saturday
Comprehensive Plan will give residents an each month for kids age 5 to 11. Each month is
opportunity to give their opinions. Information: based on different craft concept centered on Upcoming meetings: cultural diversity. Admission is free, but space is
• Hands-on Design Session #1: Central limited. Reservations recommended.
Planning Area, will be 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Information/reservations: 532-7273 or
Feb. 10, at the Bowie High School cafeteria This month’s event is 10:30
• Hands-on Design Session #2: Northwest a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19.
Planning Area, will be 9 a.m. to noon p.m.
Vegetarian Society of El Paso —
Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Franklin High School
Information: 877-3030 or
A Restaurant Hoppers dinner is 6:30 p.m.
• Hands-on Design Session #3: Northeast &
Saturday, Feb. 19, at India Palace, 5380 N.
Fort Bliss Planning Areas, will be 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Mesa. Meet-and-greet is 6 p.m. Prices range
Wednesday, Feb. 16, at the Wellington Chew
from $7 to $12. Reservations (by 5 p.m. Feb.
Senior Center, 4430 Maxwell.
17; no late reservations taken): Laura White,
• Work in Progress Presentation will be 6 to 8
494-8936, or vseprestau-
p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at the El Paso Public
Library Main Branch, 501 N. Oregon. Please see Page 11
Page 10 El Paso Scene February 2011
February Roundup Providence Memorial Hospital Paso del Norte parenting classes — Fort Bliss
Reunion — The reunion of employees of Paso Del Norte Children’s Development
Cont’d from Page 10 Providence is 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Center, 1101 E. Schuster, hosts training classes Anyone entering Fort Bliss must obtain a gate
Lancer’s Club West, Attendees may bring a gift for parents of children with disabilities. Topics pass. Driver’s license, car insurance and regis- tration required.
The society hosts regular “Voyager” activities to be used as door prizes. Reservation deadline cover information on special education, advoca-
focusing on educating others about vegetarian- is Feb. 15. Cost: $17. Information: 581-2314. cy and more. English and Spanish courses Dinner on a Dime — Financial Readiness
ism. This month’s event is a vegan potluck pic- offered. Information: Delia Blanco, 544-8484, Program at Army Community Service hosts the
nic at noon Sunday, Feb. 20, at Tom Lea Park, Kidney Transplant Support Group — ext. 195. monthly class that helps families make pasta,
Rim Road at N. St. Vrain. Anastacio, 440-4901 The group for all kidney transplant recipients sauces, appetizers, desserts and more on a
and their families meets at 1 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. Rebuilding Day volunteers — Rebuilding shoestring budget 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday,
or Together El Paso Inc. seeks volunteers for its
Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Las Palmas Medical Feb. 1 and Thursday, Feb. 17, at the Milam
Rio Grande Adelante Inc. — The organi- Center, 1700 N. Oregon, Suite 680. Recipients 2011 Rebuilding Day event set for Saturday, Youth Activity Center, 10960 Haan Road. The
zation serves gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender learn about post transplant issues. This month’s April 30. The event features volunteers work- class is free, but pre-registration is required.
and supportive people in the El Paso region. topic is “Memory? What Memory?” Admission ing on home repairs for 16-22 elderly, disabled Information/registration: 569-5365, 568-1132
Participation is free, unless listed otherwise. is free. Information: 521-1828. and/or lone-income homeowners in El Paso or
Information: 929-9282 or who might not otherwise be able to afford Free child care will be provided for children
• A Gay Men’s Workshop based on the book Bridge lessons — Bridge Club of El Paso work on their homes. A volunteer team meet- registered with Child, Youth and School
by Dr. Kenneth D. George, “Mr. Right Is Out hosts free bridge lessons 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. ing is planned for March; date to be deter- Services. Information: 568-1132.
There: The Gay Man’s Guide to Finding and Thursdays through February at 224 Northwind mined. Monetary donations are also accepted.
Maintaining Love,” is 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays. Information/applications: 832-7010 or rebuild- ‘Fort Bliss’ Got Talent’ — The performing
Drive. Students will also be able to play as
Call for details; on-line registration available. arts competition for all military units is 6 p.m.
guests of the Decker Bridge Center with
• Winter Bowling League runs through Feb. Thursdays, Feb. 3-24, at the Centennial
instructors, ACBL-Certified players Jay Woods Girl Scout Cookies — Girl Scouts of the Banquet and Conference Center at Fort Bliss.
20, at Bowl El Paso, 11144 Pellicano, hosted by and Rex Glimp. Sponsored by Unit 159 of
Adelante’s Queer Kegelers. Most games run 6 Desert Southwest - Southern New Mexico and The four-week-long competition showcases
American Contract Bridge League. West Texas will take orders through March some of the installation’s best performers who
to 9 p.m. Sundays. The league is now sanc-
Information/reservations: 684-8401 or 581- 13. All proceeds, after paying the baker, stay in will battle for the $500 grand prize. In addition
tioned by the International Gay Bowling
0221. the city where the cookies are sold and sup- to guest judges, performers also compete for
Organization. Cost: $65 members; $80 non-
members. port programs for girls and training for volun- audience votes. The unit with the most partici-
Free Tax preparation — United Way pation over all four weeks will win a $250 unit
• The “City of Night” Book Club meets the teers. Cookie Hotlines: 566-1558 (an area Girl
offers free Income Tax Preparation for anyone spirit award. Information: 203-2518.
first Monday of each month. Scout will return call to take orders).
in the community earning $49,000 or less each
• The organization hosts “Queer Cinema” the Information: 566-9433. Cookie booth locations:
year. Taxes prepared by associates from the
first Friday of each month at the Unitarian-
Universalist Congregation, 4425 Byron.
United Methodist Church. Anyone interested Please see Page 12
may call 533-2434, ext. 226 or visit freetaxesel-
RGA “OUTdoors” activities include hiking,
camping and other active events. Call 929-9282
to RSVP.

February 2011 El Paso Scene Page 11

February Roundup Club news
Cont’d from Page 11 Woodworkers Club of El Paso — The
club’s monthly meeting is 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday,
Feb. 1, at 3228 Sacramento (back of building),
Poker at the Pub — The Sam Adams Pub featuring woodworking demonstrations, and a
in the Centennial Club at Fort Bliss hosts poker show-and-tell segment for items created by
night at 6 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 7-March 28. members. This month’s meeting features Jim
Registration begins at 5 p.m. on a first-come, Spier demonstrating techniques in turning an
first-served basis. No buy-in to play; pizza buf- object on the lathe. Information: 760-6536 or
fet and drink specials available to purchase. 564-5915.
Information: 744-8427. Germania Club — The Germania Club of
Fort Bliss Hiring Fair — The Employment El Paso’s monthly luncheon meeting is 11:15
Readiness Program at Army Community a.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at the German Community
Service’s hiring fair is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Center (Soldatenstube), Robert E. Lee Road,
Feb. 8, at the Centennial Banquet and Building 5095, Fort Bliss. Newcomers wel-
Conference Center, open to military family come. Information: 595-1108 or 755-5471.
members, retirees and other DoD ID card Singles in the Son - The group develops
holders. Information: 566-8643. friendships between Christian singles from 25
Fort Bliss Valentine’s Day Ball — The to 45 years old. All denominations are wel-
post-wide ball for all active-duty soldiers, family come and there are no costs for membership.
members, retirees and DoD civilians is 6:30 Information: Andy, 471-1997 or
p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at the Centennial Club at
Biggs Army Airfield. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. The • Friday, Feb. 4 — Rhinos hockey
formal-dress event features a four-course wine • Sunday, Feb. 6 — Super Bowl party
and dine and dancing to DJ Kay Bee. Tickets: • Friday, Feb. 11 — Dinner and dancing
$40 ($75 couples); reservations required. • Friday, Feb. 18 — Dinner
Information/reservations: 744-8427. • Saturday, Feb. 26 — Dinner and pool.

Survivor Outreach Services — The sup- Westside Welcome Club — The group is
port group for survivors of fallen soldiers meets open to both newcomers and long-time resi-
6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at Building 2494 dents. The club’s monthly free newcomers’
Ricker Road on post (Army Community Service coffee is 10 a.m. Friday,
Building). Information: 568-1132 or Feb. 4, at Ella Blue, 5410 N. Mesa. Information: 581-2314 or westsidewelcome-
Blissful Stitchers — The group of quilters The club’s Valentine luncheon is 11:30 a.m.
who also enjoy knitting, crotcheting, cross Wednesday, Feb. 9, at El Paso Country Club,
stitching and other needle arts meets 10 a.m. 5000 Country Club Place, with a dulcimer per-
to 1 p.m. each Thursday at 218 Sheridan Road formance by Judy Robinson. Cost: $19.
on Fort Bliss. Information: 219-8825. Reservations (by Feb. 4): 740-9725.
Coffee House Night — Fort Bliss’s new Italian-American Cultural Society of El
Milam Youth Activity Center, 10960 Haan Paso — The society’s monthly luncheon is at
Road, hosts free open mic music sessions the noon Saturday, Feb. 5, at Roger Bacon
last Friday of every month, with hot chocolate, Seminary, 2400 Radford. Italian lessons offered
tea and coffee drinks and snacks. Event open to at 11 a.m. followed by luncheon. Officers will
all Fort Bliss community members of all ages. be installed for 2011. Information: 593-0106 or
Information: Susan Goss, 588-2858.
For Bliss Community Garden — Fort Macintosh Users Group — The El Paso
Bliss MWR provides the Fort Bliss community Macintosh Users Group is open to anyone
with space for a community garden. Fifty raised interested in Apple Macintosh computers. The
beds and planting medium are available at the group’s monthly meeting and demonstration is
Old Fort Bliss Museum for interested garden- 9:30 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of the
ers. Garden guidelines and agreements available month at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church basement,
online at or stop by 1000 Montana (enter in alley). The Feb. 5 fea-
the Old Fort Bliss Museum to sign up now. tures a “Turbo Tax” demonstration. Admission
Information: Wanda Kienzle, 588-8482 or is free for visitors. Information: 566-2201, 564-
Elizabeth Maline 568-6078. 5906 or
Fort Bliss Rod & Gun Club — Rifle and Project Linus — The charitable group which
pistol shooting competitions are held almost has donated thousands blankets and quilts to
every weekend at the Fort Bliss Rod & Gun seriously ill and/or traumatized children of the
Club — visitors can watch for free, food avail- El Paso area meets 9:30 to 11 a.m. the first
able at the clubhouse snack bar. To get there: Saturday of each month (Feb. 5), at University
Take Railroad Drive to Deer; turn right. Presbyterian Church, 244 Resler. Knitters, cro-
Information: 568-2983. cheters, quilters sewers and non-sewers wel-
Old Fort Bliss — Building 5051, corner of come. Donations of yarn, cloth and other sup-
Pershing and Pleasanton Roads, Fort Bliss. The plies welcome. Information: Annette Wooters,
Old West days of the “Soldiers of the Pass” are 474-2845 or
relived through replicas of the original adobe El Paso Northeast Quilters Guild —
fort buildings and military artifacts, Monthly meetings are 7 to 9 p.m. the second
Magoffinsville Post 1854 to 1868. Admission: Thursday of the month, at Trinity Presbyterian
free. Hours: Daily 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Church, 8001 Magnetic (at Titanic). The Feb.
Information: 568-3137. 10 program features quilting demonstrations.
Prenatal Yoga classes — Bliss MWR hosts The non-profit organization promotes quilting
prenatal yoga classes for women throughout among interested persons, and brings the
their pregnancy 1:15 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays beginner, experienced, younger and older quil-
at the Stout Physical Fitness Facility. ters together for various events and projects.
Information: Teia Mack, 744-5785 or Information: 751-2132 (leave message).
Please see Page 13
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February Roundup
Area attractions
Cont’d from Page 12
San Elizario Historic District — The dis-
El Paso Paralegal Association — The trict at 1500 Main Street in San Elizario on the
association’s general luncheon meeting is noon Mission Trail features art galleries and artists
to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at El Paso Club studios, gift shops, the historic Chapel, Portales
18th Floor Chase Bank Building, 201 Main. Museum and Veterans Museum. Most locations
Speaker and topic to be announced; the public open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through
is invited. Admission is free; lunch on one’s Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to
own. Information: 546-5267. 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 851-0041, 594-
Paso del Norte Quilt Guild — The 8424 or
guild’s monthly meeting is 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Self-guided walking tours and guided tour of
Feb. 12, at University Presbyterian Church, the 17 historical sites district also offered,
224 N. Resler. A workshop on making a including the Chapel, Old El Paso County Jail
Bargello landscape scene follows the meeting. (where Billy the Kid broke out a friend in
Anyone interested in quilting is welcome; no 1876), the old Grist Mill, the Lafayette barracks
experience needed. Information: Sharon and more.
Geddes, 581-0432. Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino —
El Paso Christian Women’s Connection The copper-domed casino offers slot machines,
— The group hosts its “Follow Your Heart” and video gaming. The 2010-2011 live horse
luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. racing season runs through April 19. Race days
15, at El Paso Radisson Hotel, 1770 Airway, are Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
with speaker Martin Yung and a presentation of First post is 12:25 p.m. each race day. General
this month’s outreach Fellowship of Christian admission is free to the track and casino. First
Athletes. Reservation deadline is Feb. 9. Cost: post time is 12:25 p.m. Turf Club seating is $7.
$13 (cash or check only). Information/reserva- Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. everyday.
tions: 598-0811. General admission and parking are free.
Information: (575) 874-5200.
‘ElPasoMommies’ — The new online com- To get there, take the Sunland Park exit from
munity hosts its monthly I-10, go south (left turn coming from
meet-n-greet for mothers in the El Paso region Downtown) and follow the signs.
10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 19, at
Kinley’s House Coffee, 2231 N. Mesa. New Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305
members welcome; moms may come with or Yaya Road, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta
without their kids. Admission is free. Mission. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday
Information: through Sunday. The center features a museum
on the Tigua tribe. Admission is free.
Military Order of the World Wars — Information: 859-7700 or
The El Paso Chapter the Military Order of the
World Wars will hold its monthly meeting and Wyler Aerial Tramway — Texas’ only pub-
luncheon at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at the licly accessible mountain tramway gives passen-
Wyndham Airport Hotel. Members are encour- gers a view of 7,000 square miles, two coun-
aged to bring a friend and wear something with tries and three states from Ranger Peak, eleva-
a St. Valentine’s theme. Information: 755-4038. tion 5,632 feet. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for
children 12 years and under. Tickets sales stop
Discover El Paso — The nonprofit group, one hour before closing. Hours of operation
founded in 1973, is dedicated to promoting are noon to 6 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and
things to do and see in and around El Paso. Sundays, and noon to 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays
The monthly luncheon is noon Tuesday, Feb. and holidays. The tram is closed Tuesdays and
22, at Woman’s Club of El Paso, 1400 N. Mesa. Wednesdays. Information: 566-6622.
Reservations required. Information/reserva- To get there: Take Alabama to McKinley and
tions: 584-3126 or 584-3858. turn toward the mountain.
L’Alliance Française d’El Paso — The La Viña Winery — New Mexico’s oldest
group promotes French culture and language winery is just across the state line from El Paso,
in a variety of activities. Information: 585-1789, at 4201 S. NM Highway 28, one mile north of
845-6535 or Vinton Road. Information: (575) 882-7632 or
A Mardi Gras celebration is 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 5, at University Presbyterian The tasting room and patio are open for sales
Church, 244 N. Resler, featuring crepes and and tasting of wines from 12 to 5 p.m.
disco, plus activities for youth. The dinner is Thursday through Tuesday (closed
part of a nationwide month celebration of Wednesdays). Tasting fee is $5. A daily tour is
Francophony. Reservation deadline is March 3. offered at 11:30 a.m. by appointment only; the
Information: Maud, 833-8705. $10 fee includes tasting.
The monthly French film showing is at 6 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 25. Information: 585-1789. Zin Valle Vineyards — 7315 Hwy 28 in
French classes for children and adults begins Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259). Free tast-
the week are offered. Information: Christine, ings are noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday.
566-8042 or Maud, 833-8705. Information: 877-4544 or

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Fishtank Ensemble - Mimbres Region Arts shows during a 2-year period, including many
Council presents the eclectic gypsy jazz band at television shows.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29 at WNMU’s Fine
Junior Mance Quintet - NMSU Cultural
Arts Center Theatre in Silver City, N.M.
Series presents the internationally acclaimed
Explosive violins, slap bass, musical saw, gypsy
jazz pianist and band at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb.
jazz guitar and more make this group pure is played out over 21 scenes on a grand scale of (McHugh for the category of dancers under age 3, at the Rio Grande Theatre. Tickets: $10-$15.
musical excitement. Tickets: $20 ($15 MRAC precision dancing, dramatic music, colorful cos- 18) were crowned world champions at the Information: (575) 646-1420 or panam.nmsu.
members; $5 students). Information: (575) 538- tumes and state-of-the-art staging and lighting. World Irish Dance Championships. Doherty Mance is a jazz pianist, composer, author of
2505, 1-888-758-7289 or Flatley, Lord of the Dance’s creator and artis- and McHugh beat out more than 6,000 dancers “How To Play Blues Piano” and recording artist
tic director, was the first guest judge to appear representing five continents over the eight-day
‘Lord of The Dance’ — Michael Flatley’s of 30 plus albums as a sideman. Before putting
on ABC’s hit reality television program competition. together his own band, Mance toured with
international dance sensation is 7 p.m. Sunday,
“Dancing With The Stars.” More than 100 mil- Dinah Washington, Cannonball Adderley and
Jan. 30, at NMSU’s Pan American Center.
lion people worldwide have seen Lord of the
Magician Gary Carson — The illusionist
Tickets: $29, $45 and $55, plus service charge. performs his Reality Magic Show at 7 p.m. Dizzy Gillespie.
Dance, the international Irish dancing extrava-
(Ticketmaster) Information: (575) 646-1420. Tuesday, Feb. 1, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N.
ganza that has performed sold out shows at Los Rieleros del Norte — The Grammy-
The story is based upon mythical Irish folklore Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Tickets are $12.
theaters, arenas and stadiums in over 67 coun- nominated norteño band performs a concert
as Don Dorcha, Lord of Darkness, challenges Information: (575) 621-3205.
tries. and dance at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at El Paso
the ethereal lord of light, the Lord of the Carson and his wife Kelsey Kara present a
This touring performance has toured the County Coliseum. Also performing are accor-
Dance. Battle lines are drawn, passions ignite return engagement of their Las Vegas-style
country regularly since 1996 and recently dionist Ramon Ayala, singer Fidel Rueda and
and a love story fueled by the dramatic leaps fundraiser for Jornada Elementary School PTO
wrapped a successful run of more than 25 per- groups Impacto Norteño and Sonora Skandalo.
and turns of dancers’ bodies begins to build featuring live animals.
formances earlier this year. In April 2009, cast Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $37.50, plus
against a backdrop of Celtic rhythm. The action Carson and Kara have performed over 8,000
members Scott Doherty and Michael McHugh service charges. (Ticketmaster).
The El Paso-base band has had had several
singles on Billboard’s Latin charts, and their
album “Ven y Dime” was nominated for a 2010
Ladysmith Black Mambazo - The cele-
brated African vocal group performs 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 6, at the UTEP’s Magoffin
Auditorium. Tickets: $39.15 and $46.80, includ-
ing service fee. Presented by Lola Productions.
Information: 747-5234.
For over forty years, the voices of Ladysmith
Black Mambazo have married the intricate
rhythms and harmonies of their native South
African musical traditions to the sounds and
sentiments of Christian gospel music.
Assembled in the early 1960s in Durban, South
Africa, the group so dominated the nation’s
singing events that they eventually were banned
from competition, although continued to partic-
ipate as entertainers.
The group borrows heavily from a traditional
music called isicathamiya, which developed in
the mines of South Africa. Black Mambazo’s
harmonies inspired some of the music on Paul
Simon’s “Graceland” album, and Simon pro-
duced their first U.S. release, Shaka Zulu,
which won the Grammy Award in 1988,for
Best Traditional Folk Album. The group has
received a total of 15 Grammy nominations and
three Grammy wins, including one in 2009. A
film documentary titled “On Tip Toe: Gentle
Steps to Freedom, the story of Ladysmith Black
Mambazo,” was nominated for an Academy
Andy Stein Duo - Grant County
Community Concert Association presents the
violin and piano duo 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at
WNMU’s Fine Arts Center Theater. Pianist
Conal Fowkes and Andy Stein’s polished violin
and raw vocals are presented in an historical
context with an emphasis on the Swing Era of
the 1920’s and ‘30’s. Tickets: $20. Information:
(575) 538-5862 or
Legacy of Floyd Cramer — Showtime! El
Paso presents keyboardist Jason Coleman,
grandson of the legendary Floyd Cramer, at
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, at the Abraham
Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $25 ($10 students
with ID; ages 6-25). Information: 544-2022 or
Coleman has played the piano since he was
barely able to reach the keys. He made his own
Grand Ole Opry debut at age 17, has recorded
and produced three solo instrumental albums,
and recently released a gospel album.
Snoop Dogg — The Grammy-nominated
rapper brings his “Get Wet Tour” to El Paso

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in love with the new stranger, but he won’t give Cost: $32; reservations required. Tip not jazz standard “But Beautiful” reached No. 1 on
Ticket her the time of day. So Natalie disguises herself included, BYOB. Information: 592-5122. Billboard’s jazz chart.
Cont’d from Page 14 as “one of the guys” to get closer to him.
Aaron Watson — The Texas country star Greg Giannascoli - Las Cruces Civic
Thursday, Feb. 10, at Club 101, 1148 Airway. Wynonna — Wynonna Judd, part of the leg- performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at Concert Association presents the marimba and
Ages 21 and older welcome. Tickets: $30 in endary Judds duo, performs 8 p.m. Wednesday, Whiskey Dick’s, 580 George Dieter. Watson’s percussion artist at 3 p.m. Feb. 20, at the Rio
advance; $35 day of show. ( Feb. 16, at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort hit CDs include “Angels & Outlaws” and “The Grande Theatre, 211 N Main in the Las Cruces
Snoop Dogg made his rap debut in 1992 on and Casino, Mescalero, N.M. Age 21 and older Road & The Rodeo.” Early arrival recommend- Downtown Mall. Giannascoli was a winner of
Dre’s debut album “The Chronic,” and then admitted. Tickets: $25-$100, plus service ed. Tickets: $10; available at ( the 2001 Artist International New York
released his debut album, “Doggystyle,” to charge (Ticketmaster). Information: 1-877-277- Information: 921-9900. Recital/Young Artist Competition as well as top
much critical and public acclaim. 5677 or prizewinner of the 1997 Patrons Of Wisdom
Boz Scaggs — The legendary musician per- International Young Artist Competition in
The Chariot — The Christian metal band Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitan — “El forms at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, at the
Toronto. He has performed as a soloist with
performs at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, at mejor mariachi del mundo” returns at 8 p.m. Plaza Theatre, in promotion of his new
orchestras and in recital throughout North
Open Gate Church of the Nazarene, 9821 Friday, Feb. 18, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Greatest Hits CD. Tickets: $42.50 and $52.50,
America, Europe and Asia. Tickets: $20.
McCombs, Haste the Day, My Children My Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan, formed in 1898 in plus service charges. (Ticketmaster).
Information: (575) 521-4051.
Bride and A Plea for Purging. All ages show. the town of Tecalitlan by Gaspar Vargas and The multi-dimensional singer, whose 1976
The Chariot’s latest CD is “Long Live” released others, has appeared in 200 movies, recorded album “Silk Degrees” was one of the landmark ‘In the Mood’ — The 1940s musical revue
last year. Admission: $12 in advance; $14 day of dozens of albums of pasodobles, valses, bail- pop titles of the decade, has been recording returns to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb.
show. Information: 751-2403 or ables, polkas, and danzones. The band has per- with Columbia Records since 1970. “Silk 21, at The Plaza Theatre, featuring the music of formed continuously through the dedication of Degrees” alone spawned the hits “Lowdown,” Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw,
new band members and musical directors. “Lido Shuffle,” “Georgia,” “We’re All Alone” Benny Goodman, Harry James, Erskine
‘Kiss of the Spider Woman’ - UTEP Tickets: $30-$85, plus service charges. and “It’s Over”, and reached No. 2 on the Hawkins, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra
Dinner Theatre presents Terrance McNally’s
(Ticketmaster). Billboard album chart, eventually selling 4 mil- and other greats of the era. The revue’s last El
Tony Award-winning musical based on the
lion copies. That year, “Lowdown” earned a Paso appearance sold out. Tickets: $33.25 and
Manuel Puig novel “El Beso de la Mujer Arana” Tia McGraff — The Canadian singer/song- Grammy for Best R&B song. He has also ven- $54.75, includes service charge. Group and mil-
Feb. 11-27, with music by John Kander and writer performs a dinner show at 8 p.m. Friday,
tured into blues and jazz styles, and his 2003
lyrics by Fred Ebb. Showtime is 7 p.m. Feb. 18, at La Tierra Cafe, 1731 Montana. Please see Page 16
Wednesday through Saturday; dinner matinee
performance is 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13; non-
dinner matinees are 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20
and 27. Tickets $26-$38 dinner shows; $12-$22
non-dinner matinee. Information: 747-6060.
Randy Sabien and Mike Dowling — The
jazz musicians perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday,
Feb. 11, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N.
Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Tickets: $15 in
advance; $20 at the door; available in advance
at Hubbard’s Music ‘N More and Enchanted
Gardens. Information: (575) 571-7435.
Jazz violinist Randy Sabien founded and
chaired a new jazz string department at the
prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston.
After more than 30 years, countless perform-
ances and 10 CDs, he is now the head of the
string department at the McNally Smith Music
School in St. Paul, Minn.
Dowling’s performances ranges from bottle-
neck blues to vintage jazz and more.
Yolanda Martinez — Legends Alive pres-
ents the singer/songwriter at 7 p.m. Saturday,
Feb. 12, at The Black Box Theatre, 420
Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Martinez
received a 2004 Nammy (Native American
Music Award) winner for “Best Female Artist.”
Her 2008 CD “America” won for “Best
Remake” for the song “Summer Time.” She is
considered to be a Master Drum Maker and
holds workshops and drumming circles all over
the US and Europe. The second half of her per-
formance features a drumming circle.
Admission: $15. Information: (575) 523-1223.
‘All Shook Up’ — Broadway El Paso pres-
ents the musical featuring the songs of Elvis
Presley 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 at The Plaza
Theatre. With more than 24 Elvis hits, “All
Shook Up” kick starts a chain reaction of
romances and rebellion through the power of
rock n roll music. Hits include “Jailhouse Rock,”
“That’s All Right, “Don’t Be Cruel,” Burning
Love” and more. Tickets: $25-$48.50, plus
service charges. Information: 544-8444 or tick-
Combining all time favorite Elvis hits with a
whole new story full of hilarious twists and
turns, “All Shook Up” is “Footloose,” “Grease”
and “Happy Days” all rolled into one zany
story. A young mechanic named Natalie dreams
of escaping her quiet Midwestern life. When a
tall, handsome motorcycle riding stranger with
blue suede shoes and a guitar strapped to his
back rides into town in search of a mechanic,
Natalie’s whole life changes. She falls instantly

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Ticket and $100; available at rockandworkshiproad-
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American Music Award winners MercyMe’s
&' $ ( # () ' " (( ( $, ! % $* '- ) latest CD is “The Generous Mr. Lovewell” fea-
The show features the String of Pearls singers
turing single “All of Creation.”
'%# $$ ' )% + $ ()* $)( and dancers with a 13-piece big band orches-
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$ () " (% $ () " (% big band instrumentals and intimate, romantic rock singer/songwriter performs 6 p.m.
ballads set the mood for a future filled with Saturday, Feb. 26, at First Assembly of God,
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promise, hope and prosperity. 5605 Bataan Memorial West. Las Cruces.
%() % %*' ) '( ' ' $ $ ) + ( Touring since 1994, the show’s upcoming Tickets are $30, $50 and $75 and $100 ($100
%' $ % ' # ) % $ & " ( "" ' () $ %' * 17th national and international performances ticket includes meeting the artist), plus service
will continue to portray the spirit of the music fees (Ticketmaster). The event is a fundraiser
that moved the nation. for Mesilla Valley Christian Schools.
Information: (575) 524-0654.
Joe Bonamassa — The jazz guitarist per- St. James won a Grammy Award in 1999 for
forms at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at The
Best Rock Gospel Album, and has sold 2 million
Plaza Theatre. Bonamassa’s latest CD
albums since the 1990s. She also is an author
“Merchants and Thieves” features the single
and actress, with her 9th book due this year,
“This Ol’ World.” Tickets: $37-$67, plus serv-
and three films currently in post-production.
ice charge; four-ticket package available
(Ticketmaster). Applejack Band — The band celebrates
A child prodigy, Bonamassa was finessing Texas Independence Day with a dinner show at
Stevie Ray Vaughan licks when he was seven 8 p.m. Friday, March 4, at La Tierra Cafe,
and by the time he was ten, had caught B.B. 1731 Montana. Cost: $32; reservations
King’s ear. By age 12, Bonamassa was opening required. Tip not included, BYOB. Information:
shows for the blues icon and went on to tour 592-5122.
with venerable acts including Buddy Guy,
Foreigner, Robert Cray, Stephen Stills, Joe
‘Monster Energy Music as a Weapon V
Cocker and Gregg Allman.
Tour’ — Korn and Disturbed, headline the
rock tour at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at
Bonamassa’s new album, “Black Rock,” adds
NMSU’s Pan American Center in Las Cruces,
an enlivening dose of ‘world’ vibes to
with special guests Stillwell and In This
Bonamassa’s virtuoso mix of ‘60s-era British
Moment. Tickets: $44.50 in advance; $48 day-
blues-rock (à la Beck and Clapton) and roots-
of-show. $5 discount for first 1,000 tickets sold.
influenced Delta sounds.
(Ticketmaster). Information: (575) 646-1420 or
Bale Folclorico Da Bahia - Brazil’s only
professional folk dance company performs at 8
p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25-26, at
New American Dream Tour — California
bands Musical Charis and Blvd Park perform 9
UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Said to be the
p.m. to midnight Sunday, March 13, at House
most African part of Brazil, the state of Bahia is
of Rock Live, 8838 Viscount. Musical Charis is
a place where otherwise long forgotten gods
described as “Dr. Seussical Indie Pop” and Blvd
are still remembered. Balé Folclórico da Bahia
Park performs Americana, folk Western and
is a 38-member troupe of dancers, musicians
more. Ticket information: 595-2530 or the-
and singers that performs a repertory based on
Bahian folklore, including Capoeira (martial
Additional performance planned for Las
arts), Samba de Roda and Afixire dances. Balé
Cruces Saturday, March 12; details and venue
Folclórico presents the region’s most important
to be announced.
cultural manifestations with thrilling choreogra-
phy, joyous rhythms, and a feisty, flirtatious The World Alive — The punk metal band
exuberance. Presented by Lola Productions. performs at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 13, at
Tickets are $47.85 including service charge Mikey’s Place 3100 Harrelson in Las Cruces,
(Ticketmaster). with guests Upon a Burning Body, Abandon All
Ships, The Color Morale and For All Those
Caroline Herring - The indie folk singer
Sleeping. Tickets: $12 in advance; available
performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at
online at Ticket information:
Opera House in Pinos Altos, N.M. as part of
(575) 640-3869.
the Mimbres Region Arts Council’s Folk Series.
Tickets: $20 ($15 MRAC members). ‘Legally Blonde’ — Broadway El Paso pres-
Information/showtime: (575) 538-2505, 1-888- ents the comic musical 7:30 p.m. Monday,
758-7289 or March 14, at the Plaza Theatre. Based on the
Herring’s hauntingly personal sound is inspired MGM comedy, the hit musical follows sorority
by the iconic female folk singers and songwrit- star Elle Woods, an underestimated blonde
ers of the 60s and 70s. who doesn’t take “no” for an answer. When
her boyfriend dumps her for someone more
George Jones — The country legend per-
“serious,” Elle goes where no Delta Nu has
forms at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at the Plaza
gone before: Harvard Law. Ticket information:
Theatre. Tickets: $42.60 and $83.85; includes
544-8444 or
service charge. (Ticketmaster).
Jones, 76, has been performing for more than George Strait and Reba McIntire —
50 years. His No. 1 country hits include “White Two of country music’s biggest stars perform a
Lightning,” “I Always Get Lucky With You,” triple bill with fellow country veteran Lee Ann
“She Thinks I Still Care,” “He Stopped Loving Womak Friday, March 25, at NMSU’s Pan
Her Today” and “Still Doin’ Time.” He was American Center. Tickets on sale Feb. 11.
inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame (Ticketmaster).
in 2002, and the Texas Country Music Hall of
Fame in 2010. Juanes — The Colombian rock singer and gui-
tarist returns to the border at 8 p.m. Saturday,
Rock & Worship Road Show — Christian April 2 at El Paso County Coliseum to pro-
music heavyweights MercyMe perform with mote his latest CD “P.A.R.C.E.” Tickets: $37-
Jars of Clay and Thousand Foot Crutch per- $77, plus service charges. (Ticketmaster).
form at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at the Don
Haskins Center, with Matt Maher, The Afters
and LeCrae. MercyMe frontman Bart Millard
will also provide some spoken word worship. Please see Page 17
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Chuck Regan of Hot Water Music and The NM Tech Performing Arts Series — • The Ten Tenors — Australia’s most debonair
Ticket Sharks. Tickets: $30 in advance; $35 day of musical export performs at 7 p.m. March 1.
Performances are 7:30 p.m. at New Mexico
Cont’d from Page 16 show. Tech’s Macey Center, Socorro, N.M. Their repertoire ranges from opera to jazz,
Information: (575) 835-5688 or disco, modern and classic pop, with lots of
Social Distortion — The legendary punka- La Tierra Dinner Shows — La Tierra comedy. Tickets: $66 and $69.
• Michael Chapdelaine — Friday, Feb. 11, as
billy band performs with Chuck Regan and The Cafe, 1731 Montana, hosts various musical acts
part of Club Macey’s Valentine’s Dinner. • “Legally Blonde” — The Tony-nominated
Sharks Wednesday, April 27, at Club 101, 1148 for its 2011 season. Doors open at 6 p.m., din-
Chapdelaine is the only guitarist to win First musical based on the hit comedy movie is 7
Airway. The band’s new CD, “Hard Times and ner served at 6:45 p.m. and music begins at 8
Prize in the world’s top competitions in both p.m. March 15. Tickets: $66 and $69.
Nursery Rhymes” was just released in January p.m. All shows on Saturday, unless otherwise
the Classical and Fingerstyle genres. Tickets: • The John Conlee Show — The American
featuring the single “Machine Gun Blues.” listed. Tickets: $32 for dinner and show.
$14 ($12 seniors; $10 age 17 and younger). country music star performs at 7 p.m. March
Tickets: $30 in advance; $35 day of show. (tick- Tickets available at the cafe; seating is limited.
• The Lowe Family — Friday, Feb. 25. The 26. Conlee’s hits include “Rose Colored Information: 533-8890 or
Lowes offer a blend of classical, Broadway, Glasses,” “Lady Lay Down,” “Backside of
• Feb. 5 — Black History Month celebration
Rush — The rock legends’ “Time Machine Irish, jazz, bluegrass, old-time favorites, dance, Thirty,” “In My Eyes” and more. Tickets: $56
with Young El Paso Singers.
Tour” comes to El Paso Tuesday, June 14, at 6-part harmony and gospel. Tickets: $18 ($16 and $59. A buffet precedes the performance at
• Friday, Feb. 18 — Tia McGraff (acoustic
UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. The tour’s high- seniors; $14 age 17 and younger). 5 p.m. in the Crystal Lobby. Cost: $20.
lights include a live performance of their 1981 • March 5 — Texas Independence Day with Flickinger Center for Performing Arts
Spencer Theater for Performing Arts
classic CD “Moving Pictures” in its entirety. Applejack Band. — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo.
— Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information:
Tickets: $113.20; includes service charge Performances at 7:30 p.m. unless listed other-
(575) 336-4800 or
(Ticketmaster). Lowbrow Palace — 112 Robinson. Tickets wise. Tickets: $6-$25. information: (575) 437-
• “Lord of the Dance” — 7 p.m. Monday, Jan.
available on line at Information:
Venues & series 443-8464.
31. Tickets: $79. 2202 or
• “The Valentine Soiree” — The Guild of the • “S’Wonderful” — The Gershwin musical
Speaking Rock Entertainment Center • Vanity Theft — 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, revue is Monday, Feb. 14, incorporating five
Spencer Theater hosts its 10th annual romantic
— 122 S. Old Pueblo Road, hosts a series of with Hunter Valentine and Sweetest Downfall.
dinner and dance at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11 with a mini-musicals inspired by the lives of the
free concerts from nationally known touring Call for ticket information.
gourmet meal and dancing to the Michael Gershwin brothers.
acts. Shows begin at 10 p.m., unless otherwise • Nite Jewel — The LA-based synth musician
Francis Trio. Tickets: $50. • Slide — The Irish band performs Monday,
listed. Ages 18 and older welcome; 16 and performs at 8 p.m. Friday, March 11. Tickets:
• “All Shook Up” — The rockin’ musical that March 21. These traditional musicians with
older for outdoor shows. Information: 860- $8.
brings the music of Elvis Presley to life is 7 p.m. attitude blend traditional sounds with contem-
7777 or • Miniature Tigers — 8 p.m. Wednesday,
Feb. 14. Tickets: $66 and $69. porary swagger.
• Wednesday, Feb. 23 — Stone Temple Pilots March 23, with Pepper Rabbit. Tickets: $8.
• Friday, Feb. 25 — Slaughter
• Saturday, Feb. 26 — Skid Row
Club 101 — 1148 Airway. Advance tickets for
most events available at Club 101, All That
Music, Psycha and online at,
unless otherwise listed. Information: 544-2101
• Skrillex — The American electronic musician
performs at 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4. Tickets: $11.
• Machine Gun Kisses Tour — The tour featur-
ing Murder FM is 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6 with
Cage 9 (members of Powerman 500), and Beta
Wolf with other special guests BB Gun Johnny.
All ages show. Tickets: $8.
• Snoop Dogg — The Grammy-nominated rap-
per brings his “Get Wet Tour” to El Paso
Thursday, Feb. 10. Ages 21 and older wel-
come. Tickets: $30 in advance; $35 day of
• Steve Aoki — The electro house musician
performs at 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18. Tickets:
• Glassjaw — The alternative hard rock band
performs at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, with
special guests to be announced. All ages show.
Tickets: $20.
• Sharan of Deep Dish — 9 p.m. Friday, Feb.
25. Tickets: $11.
• Emilie Autumn — The violinist, singer/song-
writer, poet and author performs at 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 6. All ages show. Tickets: $12.
• Reckless and Resentless Tour — The tour
featuring metalcore band Asking Alexandra is 5
p.m. Monday, March 21, with Emmure,
Chiodos, Miss May I, Evergreen Terrace and
Lower Than Atlanis. All ages show. Tickets:
• Lords of Acid — The European industrial
band, whose latest track “The Crab Louse” is
featured in the upcoming movie “Sucker
Punch,” performs at 7 p.m. Friday, March 25,
with opening acts Angelspit and Radical G.
Tickets: $17.
• Psychedelic Furs — The 80s new wave band
performs Thursday, April 21. The band is
known for such iconic 80s hits as “I Ran” and
“Love My Way.” Tickets: $20 in advance; $25
day of show.
• Fear Factory — The metal band performs at
6 p.m. Thursday, April 14, with guest Pinhed.
(postponed from December). Tickets: $20.
• Social Distortion — The legendary punkabilly
band performs Wednesday, April 27, with

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El Paso Chamber Music Festival – El EPSYOs Winter Concert — The El Paso
Paso Pro-Musica’s 22nd annual festival presents Symphony Youth Orchestras, directed by
world-class chamber musicians throughout Andres Moran, presents its winter concert 3
January. Concerts, recitals and other special p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, at the Plaza Theatre.
events will be offered at various venues. Selections include Johannes Brahms’s Hungarian
• El Paso Symphony Orchestra in conjunction Dance No. 6, Aaron Copland’s “Buckaroo
with El Paso Pro-Musica 7:30 p.m. Friday and Holiday” and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s
Saturday, Jan. 28-29, at the Plaza Theatre. See “Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola.”
details below. Tickets: $11-$38; available Tickets: $12 ($7 seniors, students and military);
through EPSO. available at the door. information: 525-8978 or
• International Competition Winners — 2 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 30, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts The concert will feature all four EPSYOs
Recital Hall. The season finale performances orchestras and special guest soloists Nancy Joy,
features an afternoon of talented international Professor of Horn and NMSU, violinist
competition winners. Tickets: $5-$25. Stephanie Song and violist Mary Moran.
Information: 833-9400 or
Mesilla Valley Concert Band — The 95-
El Paso Symphony - 18 year-old prodigies piece band performs at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30,
Matthew Allen, cello, and Caroline Goulding, at NMSU’s Atkinson Music Recital Hall, Las
violin join conductor Sarah Ioannides and the El Cruces. Admission is free. Information: (575)
Paso Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 646-2421.
28-29 at The Plaza Theatre. Selections are
Brahms’s Concerto for Violin & Cello, op.102,
LCSO with Elena Armijo and the
A minor and Schumann’s Symphony No. 2, op.
Prentice Loftin Chorale — Las Cruces
Symphony Orchestra under the direction of
61 C major. Tickets: $11, $17, $28, $32 and
Lonnie Klein hosts guest mezzo soprano Elena
$37, plus service charges (Ticketmaster).
Armijo and El Paso’s own Prentice Loftin
Student tickets: $6 and $8. Information: 532-
Chorale Feb. 5-6 at NMSU’s Atkinson Music
Recital Hall, featuring works by Rossini, Saint
Allen and Goulding are already establishing
Saëns, Borodin and Prokofiev. Showtime is 7:30
themselves as leading young American artists
p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $35-
performing with orchestras throughout the
$45. Information: (575) 646-3709 or
world. At age 17, Allen was named the Gold
Medalist in the Gaspar Cassado International
A luncheon with Maestro Klein is 11:30 a.m.
Violoncello Competition in Hachioji, Japan,
Thursday, Feb. 3, at Ramada Palms Hotel
where he was also awarded the Audience
Conference Center, featuring a preview of the
Award. He has been featured as a soloist with a
performance’s music. Cost: $16.
number of orchestras including the Cincinnati
A Friday at the Symphony dress rehearsal is at
Pops Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic, LaGrange
7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4. Tickets are $15 ($5
Symphony Orchestra, Tallahassee Symphony
students with ID).
Orchestra, and the Kalamazoo Symphony
Orchestra. Goulding has performed as a soloist Piano Recital — The Piano Teacher’s
with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Toronto Association presents its students in recital at
Symphony Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, at the Chamizal
Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony, the Buffalo National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial.
Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cincinnati Pops, Admission is free. Information: 532-7273.
the Cleveland Pops, and the Aspen Concert
Orchestra, to name a few. Contemporary Arts Festival — NMSU
The “Opening Notes” discussion with Special Event’s inaugural artist festival focusing
Andrew Moran is at 6:30 p.m. both nights in on contemporary music with multi-media inter-
the Philanthropy Theatre. Discussions are free action from other disciplines is 7:30 p.m.
and open to the public. Monday through Wednesday, Feb. 7-9, at
NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall. Pre-concert per-
Afternoon of Music and Dance — El formances begin at 6:45 p.m. Admission is free,
Paso chapter of the National Society of Arts but donations to the Warner Hutchinson Music
and Letters hosts a performance of classical Scholarship Fund appreciated. Information:
and popular songs and dances under direction (575) 646-2901 or (575) 646-4814
of UTEP’s Orit Eylon 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. Monday’s show features the works of con-
29, in the International Museum of Art Grand temporary masters Joan Tower, Louis
Ballroom, 1211 Montana, featuring local per- Andriessen, Gerard Grisey, and Sam Shepard.
formers accompanied by music played on a Tuesday’s show features the works of inspira-
piano that once belonged to Liberace. tional New Mexico Composers Warner
Proceeds benefit the society. Admission: $10 Hutchison and Scott Wilkinson.
($7.50 students; $5 ages 5 and younger). Wednesday’s show features the music of
Information: Carol Miller, 584-7088, Orit Eylon, American composer John Cage.
747-5000 or Performances all three nights feature NMSU
The National Society of Arts and Letters, El faculty members Rhonda Taylor, Fred Bugbee,
Paso Chapter, was founded in 1946 to encour- Laura Spitzer, Martha Rowe, and Nancy Joy, as
age young people in the arts. well as the La Catrina String Quartet, actress
Monika Mojica and choreography by Deb
Afiara String Quartet — Las Cruces Civic
Concert Association presents the innovative
All shows preceded by Brack Morrow’s instal-
quartet at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, at the Rio
lation piece “Partum Sanus” in which artists
Grande Theatre. The viola, cello and two violin
improvise on Morrow’s massive, metallic sculp-
quartet couples Haydn and hip-hop, complete
with a rapping cellist. Tickets: $20. information:
(575) 521-4051.
Please see Page 19
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Church, 801. N. Mesa, accompanied by
Program notes Esequiel Meza. This month’s recital is Feb. 19.
Cont’d from Page 18 Call for performance time: 833-0263 or elpaso-
Las Cruces Symphony Chamber UTEP Department of Music —
Orchestra — The orchestra performs at 3 Performances are at 7:30 p.m. at Fox Fine Arts
p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, at the Rio Grande Recital Hall. Tickets: $5 ($3
Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall in Las seniors/military/non-UTEP students; free for
Cruces, with special guest 18-year-old cello vir- children/UTEP students, faculty and staff).
tuoso Julian Schwarz. The performance • Chamber Players — Tuesday, Feb. 22, con-
includes selections from Mozart, Haydn and ducted by T. André Feagin.
Schubert. Tickets: $15 ($5 students with ID). • Symphonic Winds — Wednesday, Feb. 23,
Information: (575) 646-3709. conducted by Dr. Ron Hufstader.
• Symphony Band presents “Portraits of an
‘Double Feature’ – El Paso Wind Symphony American Spirit” — Thursday, Feb. 24, con-
presents an evening of movie music and mari-
ducted by Feagin. The performance is a tribute
achi at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at UTEP’s
to Black History Month.
Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. The symphony,
• University Choirs— Tuesday, March 1.
! !! &
directed by Dr. Ron Hufstader, includes wood-
• UTEP Jazz Ensembles — Wednesday, March
wind, brass and percussion. Tickets $12.50
($7.50 military, students and seniors).
Information: 760-5599. Young People’s Concerts — The El Paso
EPSO with Inon Barnatan - The guest
Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestra Sarah % $ &
Ioannides, presents the 71st season of free pro-
pianist joins guest conductor Edwin Outwater
grams for area fifth-graders Wednesday
and the El Paso Symphony Orchestra at 7:30
through Friday, Feb. 23-25, at the Abraham
p.m. Feb. 18-19 at The Plaza Theatre.
Chavez Theatre. Sponsored by El Paso Electric.
Selections are Berlioz’s “Le Corsaire,” Mozart’s
Performances are 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. $ "%
Piano Concerto No. 22 and Nielson’s
each day. The public is invited on a space-avail-
Symphony No. 3. Tickets: $11, $17, $28, $32
able basis; call for availability. Information: 532-
and $37, plus service charges (Ticketmaster).
3776. &" # "!
Ten percent discount for active duty military.
More than 15,000 fifth-grade students from &" # $ &
Student tickets: $6 and $8. Information: 532-
the El Paso area are treated to the free con- &" # '! (
certs each year.
Outwater leads the Kitchener-Waterloo
This year’s event is part of new “Link Up,” a
Symphony in Ontario, Canada, and was the
nationwide interactive orchestra project pre-
Resident Conductor of the San Francisco
sented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.
Symphony 2001-2006. In 2009, he made his
professional opera debut with the San ‘Mostly Mozart’ — New Horizons
Francisco Opera conducting Verdi’s “La Symphony, conducted by Shawn Robinson, per-
Traviata.” That season, he also conducted the forms their “For the Love of Art Month” con-
YouTube Symphony at Carnegie Hall with cert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at
Michael Tilson Thomas and Tan Dun. NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall in Las Cruces,
Barnatan is rapidly gaining international recog- featuring soloists Gordon Butler and Ross
nition for his poetic and passionate music mak- Palmer. Admission is free. Information: (575)
ing, communicative performances and engaging 522-5571 or
programming. In 2009 he was awarded an Mozart penned more than 600 works before
Avery Fisher Career Grant, one of the most his death at age 35. Songs include “Symphony
prestigious prizes in classical music. No. 40,” “Concert Rondo,” “Haffner Serenade
The “Opening Notes” discussion with in D Major” and a piece by local composer and
Andrew Moran, Outwater and Barnatan is at NHSO member Jim Gray, “A Mozart Overture
6:30 p.m. both nights in the Philanthropy for Phyllis.”
Theatre. Discussions are free and open to the
‘Two Pianists, Two Nine-Footers’ —
The Bruce Nehring Consort presents duo
NMSU Department of Music — pianists Richard Steinbach and Howard Helvey
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. at NMSU’s with the Consort Singers at 7:30 p.m. Friday
Atkinson (Music Center) Recital Hall, unless and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 and 27, at First
listed otherwise. Ticket information: (575) 646- Baptist Church, 805 Montana. Tickets: $15
2421 or ($10 senior/military; $5 students). Information:
• NMSU Gospel Choir — Saturday, Feb. 19. 534-7664.
• NMSU Symphonic Band - Tuesday, Feb. 22. Steinbach and Helvey perform everything
• La Catrina Quartet — Wednesday, Feb. 23, from early Bach and Mozart to contemporary
as part of its faculty recital series. pieces by Copland and Corigliano. Steinbach
was top prize winner at the 1995 France Piano
Third Saturday Recital Series — El Paso International Competition. Helvey is
Conservatory of Music hosts free recitals
organist/choirmaster at the historic Calvary
showcasing their students’ and/or faculty’s
Episcopal Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is
music skills the third Saturday of each month in
popular performer, composer, conductor and
the parlor at Trinity-First United Methodist

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pieces, “Deep Blues from the 10th Avenue
Laundromat,” set to a suite of songs by Peggy
Lee, and a pas de deux that explores the origi-
nal man vs. woman dynamic of Adam and Eve.
The program also features two historic modern
works by Martha Graham.
Belly Dance Extravaganza 2011 — Each workshop is $25, or $75 for all four. Flashdance 2011 — The annual dance
Dance Alive presents an evening of dance and Saturday: Anala will present “The spectacular showcasing the city’s best high
music at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Disappearing Art of the Baladi Progression” school performers, with performances by the
Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Selena Kareena will UTEP Golddiggers, is at 5 p.m. Sunday Feb.
Marcial. Admission: $10. Information: 566-1742 teach “Old World Style American Cabaret” 1 to 13, UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Tickets: $8.
or 544-0364. 2:30 p.m.
Performers include the Dance Alive Dancers, Sunday: Judith Ann, “Free Yourself from Dance Choreography competition —
and guest dancers Anala, Selena Kareena, Judith Choreography — Explore Spontaneous The El Paso chapter of the National Society of
Ann and Zahira. Featured music include works Movement, 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Zahira, Arts and Letters is taking applications through
by Doug Adamz & Light Rain, Jitano & the “Egyptian Style Precision Movement,” 1 to 2:30 Feb. 15 for its 2011 Choreography
Desert Prophets, Sadaqah and Dan Lambert. p.m. Competition set for March 5. This is an open
Rachel Gandara will perform on guitar during invitation for Ballet, Modern, and Jazz
Big Band Dance Club — The club spon- Choreographers to perform their work in a 6-
sors dances at Las Cruces Country Club, 2700 minute solo presentation before a panel of pro-
Dance Alive is led by Lorraine Alvarez Portilla,
N. Main, Las Cruces. Age 21 and older wel- fessional judges. Contestants must be U.S. citi-
local performer and dance instructor.
come. Dress code enforced; refreshments zens and should not yet be under professional
Alvarez Portilla will lead free workshops 10 to
served. Information: (575) 526-6504, 522-1438 management. Winners receive a chance to go
11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 29-30, at
or to the nationals May 18-21 in Birmingham, Ala.
the Chamizal, on “Belly Dance Favorite Moves
Ballroom, swing and Latin dances are 8 to 10 Information: Lisa Smith, 747-6509 or
& Yoga for Belly Dancers”
p.m. Thursdays (Feb. 3-24) with beginners or
Special workshops are Saturday and Sunday at
dance lessons at 7 p.m. Cost: $7 members; $9
the Chamizal, led by the guest performers. Bale Folclorico Da Bahia - Brazil’s only
The Argentine Tango Group’s dances are 7 to professional folk dance company performs at 8
9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 1-22. Lesson included p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25-26, at
with admission at 7 p.m. Beginners, single and UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Said to be the
couples over 21 welcome. Dress code most African part of Brazil, the state of Bahia is
enforced. Cost: $10 ($8 members; $5 stu- a place where otherwise long forgotten gods
dents). Information: (575) 642-1699 or musbe- are still remembered. Balé Folclórico da Bahia is a 38-member troupe of dancers, musicians
and singers that performs a repertory based on
‘Rite of Spring’ and Other Dances - Bahian folklore, including Capoeira (martial
The UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance arts), Samba de Roda and Afixire dances. Balé
features its spring faculty dance performance Folclórico presents the region’s most important
Feb. 10-13 in the Fox Fine Arts Wise Family cultural manifestations with thrilling choreogra-
Theatre, featuring choreography by Emily phy, joyous rhythms, and a feisty, flirtatious
Morgan, Myron Nadel and Lisa Smith and per- exuberance. Presented by Lola Productions.
formances by dancers from UTEP and the Tickets are $47.85 including service charge
community. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday (Ticketmaster).
through Saturday and 2:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets: $12 ($10 UTEP faculty/staff, seniors, Senior Dances— The City of El Paso Parks
military, groups of ten or more and non-UTEP and Recreation Departments hosts dances for
students; $9 UTEP students and children age 4 area seniors throughout the year at various
to 12). Information: 747-5118 or the- senior centers. All dances begin at 1 p.m. and most feature live music. Information: Joe
Igor Stravinsky’s powerful score, “The Rite of Rodriguez, 240-3325.
Spring,” is the inspiration for this year’s con- • Friday, Jan. 28 — Hilos De Plata, 4451
cert, as Morgan tackles the rhythms of this Delta. Admission: $5.
music, creating an original contemporary dance • Sunday, Jan. 30 — Memorial Park, 1800
work full of dramatic intensity and movement Byron. Admission: $5.
texture. Nadel and Smith contribute two new • Wednesday, Feb. 2 and 9 — Wellington
Chew, 4430 Maxwell. Music by David Cerros
Feb. 2 and Essencia Feb. 9. Admission: $3.
• Sunday, Feb. 6 — Eastside Center, 3200
Fierro, featuring music by the Galaxies.
Admission: $5.
Belly dance classes — Kareesha Willow,
who has more than 10 years’ teaching experi-
ence, hosts belly dance classes for all levels 7 to
8 p.m. Tuesdays at El Paso Conservatory of
Dance, 4400 N. Mesa. Monthly and drop-in
rates available. Information: 585-6825 or karee-
Bollywood workout classes — Workout
classes featuring a fusion of Zumba, Bollywood
and Salsa are 6 to 7 p.m. Fridays at Shundo
Ballroom Dance Studio, 2719 N. Stanton. Cost:
$5 minimum donation. Information: 831-9623,
Belly dance, Yoga classes — Dance Alive
offers classes at 2120 Montana. Instructor is
Lorraine Alvarez Portilla. Yoga classes are 4:30
to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 6
to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Belly dance
classes are 6 to 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday,
and 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
Cost is $50 for eight classes ($10 for drop-ins).
Information: 566-1742.

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‘Indie night at The Hidrant’ — LSM pro- Information: (575) 589-0653.
ductions’ showcase of underground El Paso Smith and Sanders have performed through-
bands is 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at out the country, playing modern/retro har-
The Hidrant (former Fire Fighter’s Hall), 3112 monies and groove in original and traditional
Forney, also featuring local DJs and MCs. Americana and Bluegrass music. Luna has
Admission is free; ages 21 and older welcome. appeared with April Verch, Spring Creek
Information: 276-4496. Bluegrass and recorded with Kenny Maines and
Bands include SweetWolf, Silk Flamingo and Alan Munde. Their latest CD, “Signs Along the
the Beat, Lava Snake, Jayden’s Playground, The Road,” has climbed the folk, roots and blue-
Aerospace Machine and Analog Mission. grass charts.

Branigan Cultural Center — Branigan Rock Against Autism — The benefit con-
Building, 501 N. Main, (Downtown Mall) Las cert is 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, at the House of
Cruces. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday Rock East, 8838 Viscount, featuring Jimmy
through Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. Newquist of Caroline’s Spine and John Easdale
Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2154 of Dramarama backed by an “all star” El Paso
or band, as well as other local acts. Proceeds ben-
Showing through Feb. 3: “Jam Session: efit the Autism Community Network of El
America’s Jazz Ambassadors Embrace the Paso. Tickets: $10. (
World.” The traveling exhibit organized by the Information:
Meridian International Center in Washington,
‘Gospel Explosion’ — The annual Black
D.C. tells the story of jazz musicians who trav-
History Month music event is 6:30 p.m.
eled as artistic ambassadors from the mid-
Monday, Feb. 28, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts
1950s through the 1970s. It features photo-
Recital Hall. This year’s theme is “Putting the
graphs and other historical documents about
GOSPEL back into the Gospel: A Tribute to
how the U.S. Department of State sent jazz
Reverend James Cleveland.” The program will
musicians around the world, including Louis
feature El Paso Choirs and Praise Dance
Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and
Ministries. Admission is free. Information: 747-
Dave Brubeck.
Guitar Fest — The festival promoting local Eric Himy - Grant County Community
guitarists and dancers emphasizing the area’s
Concert Association presents the pianist at
cultural and musical diversity is 7:30 to 8:30
7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at WNMU’s
p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 4-5, at
Fine Arts Center Theater. Himy plays a wide
Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San
range of music, from Gershwin to Ravel and
Marcial. Friday’s event features KDBC’s Robert
Chopin. Tickets: $20. Information: (575) 538-
Bettes as Master of Ceremonies. Proceeds
5862 or
benefit Alzheimer’s awareness. Cost: $15 ($10
seniors and children 12 and younger). Advance Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino —
tickets available at Kirk’s Music Store and Live music is offered 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays
Olivas Music Store. Information: 383-0487 or and Saturdays and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays in
503-3400. the Franklins Lounge. No cover. Information:
Performers include Glen Leffler, Ysleta del Sur (575) 874-5200.
Youth Dancers, Armin Harrison, Dave Disco with local DJs is 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Hamilton and SAFO. Sundays. Karaoke offered with Antonio B 8
p.m. to 1 a.m. every Thursday. Weekly winners
‘Melodies at the Park’ performers — El receive gift bag with prizes.
Paso Parks and Recreation is seeking musical
Live classic rock is featured during “An
acts for its 2011 free outdoor summer music
Evening With...” 7:30 to 10 p.m. every
concert series held at various area parks.
Wednesday. Call for lineup.
Applications may be picked up beginning Feb.
• Friday, Jan. 28 — Ekiz
7 at Armijo Recreation Center, 700 E. 7th;
• Saturday, Jan. 29 — Dulce
application deadline March 18. Information:
• Sunday, Jan. 30 — Mariachi Tapatio
Eliseo Duran, 252-9031 or Sandy Rodriguez,
• Friday, Feb. 4 — Asi
• Saturday, Feb. 5 — Last Minute
‘Every Other Tuesday’ — Doña Ana Arts • Friday, Feb. 11 — Algo Nuevo
Council hosts a variety of musical performances • Saturday, Feb. 12 — Exito
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every other Tuesday at the • Sunday, Feb. 13 — Mariachi Raices de
historic Rio Grande Theatre, 211 Downtown America
Mall, Las Cruces. Admission is free. • Friday, Feb. 18 — Rhapsody
Information: (575) 523-6403 or riograndethe- • Saturday, Feb. 19 — Inolvidable • Sunday, Feb. 20 — Mariachi Flores
• Feb. 8 — La Cella Bella cello quartet Mexicanas
• Feb. 22 — Tombaugh Elementary Players • Friday, Feb. 25 — Skarabajo
• March 8 — Creative Students Theatre • Saturday, Feb. 26 — Tejas
Company. • Sunday, Feb. 27 — Mariachi Femenil Las
Steve Smith, Chris Sanders with Anne A Super Bowl party is Sunday, Feb. 6.
Luna — The trio performs with a special
guest at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at Howling Coyote — The open mic for musi-
Ardovino’s Desert Crossing Sunset Hall, One cians, poets, writers, storytellers and perform-
Ardovino Dr. in Sunland Park, N.M. Doors ance artists is 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4 and 18, at
open at 6:30 p.m.; full bar service available First Christian Church, 1809 El Paseo, Las
Tickets: $15; available at the door, or in Cruces, across from Las Cruces High School.
advance at Ardovino’s, All That Music in El Performer sign-up is 6:30 p.m. Coffee and light
Paso and Enchanted Gardens in Las Cruces.
Table seating offered; call for details.
Please see Page 22
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Music rock band performs Saturday, Feb. 5. Tickets:
Cont’d from Page 21 • Soul Track Mind — The 8-piece rock band
with “brass and class” perform Friday, March
snacks provided. Admission is free, but dona-
4. Tickets: $8.
tions welcome. Information: Bob Burns, (575)
• Igor and the Red Elvises — The Russian rock
525-9333 or (915) 799-5684.
and roll band perform at 9 p.m. Wednesday,
Marfa Book Co. — 105 S. Highland in June. 15.
Marfa, Texas. The book store and art space A special Cow Dog Hot Dogs One Year
hosts a variety events including book readings, Anniversary Party is 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10,
art exhibits and live performances. Events are featuring live music with Donkey Parade and
free unless otherwise listed. Information: (432) Rubber Revolver. The Cow Dog Truck will be
729-3906 or in the parking lot until 7 p.m. Admission is free.
• Progressive music artist Ben Butler &
Padre’s Marfa — 209 W. El Paso Street in
Mousepad presents the Laptop Dance Party at
Marfa, Texas. Admission: $5, unless listed oth-
9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31.
erwise. Information: 432-729-4425 or padres-
• Jonathan Richman performs at 9 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 8. The American singer/song-
• Bug Girl — The Austin rock band performs
writer is best known for his folksy pop songs
at 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5.
including “I’m So Confused” and “You Must Ask
• Grupo Fantasma — The 10-piece Latin band
Her Heart.” He is also recognized for his trou-
returns to Marfa at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8.
bador-like role in the Farrelly Brothers hit
Admission: $8.
“There’s Something About Mary.” Tickets: $10.
• The Black — The roots rock and country
Railroad Blues — 504 W. Holland, Alpine, band performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18.
Texas. Performances begin at 10 p.m., unless • Jonny Burke — A CD release party for the
listed otherwise. Information: (432) 837-3103 rock’n’roll singer songwriter is 9 p.m. Saturday,
or Feb. 26.
• Guy Forsyth Band — The blues/rock multi- • Kevin Higgins and Barbara Malteze — The
instrumentalist performs Friday, Feb 4. Tickets: Austin singer songwriters perform at 8 p.m.
$10. Thursday, March 3. Admission: $3.
• Uncle Lucius Band — The Austin Southern

All phone numbers listed are in Juaréz. Day buffet at Jardin Terraza Restaurant
• 10 a.m. to 8 p.m Sunday, Feb. 27: Expoboda
Museo del Chamizal — Chamizal Park, and quinceañera fair. More than 50 booths, two
Juárez (next to the Bridge of the Americas).
fashion shows and two raffles for wedding and
Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
quinceañera packages (worth 150,000 pesos).
Saturday. Admission is free except as listed.
Admission: 35 pesos.
Information: 611-1048.
• Opening at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11: paintings Centro Municipal de las Artes — Old
by Sergio Miranda City Hall, 16 de Septiembre and Mariscal in the
• Opening 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18: paintings by Zona Centro, Juárez. Information: 613-6983.
Gildalorena Martinez, whose work appears in Performing through February: Cecilia
several Mexican telenovelas. Briones, “La Catrina,” known as the most pop-
ular artist in town.
Centro Cultural Paso del Norte — Av.
Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, across from the Museo de la Revolucion de la Frontera
Red Cross. Information: 1730300 or — Zona Centro, Av. 16 de Septiembre at Ave. Juárez. The history museum in the Old
The children’s play, “La Sirenita,” will be pre- Customs House has been remodeled exten-
sented at 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30. sively as a national museum documenting the
Tickets: or 6134444. Mexican Revolution, which began Nov. 20,
1910. The museum features a main hall with 13
Alianza Francesa de Cd. Juárez — Calle other exhibit spaces. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tlaxcala #2644 Col. Margaritas (at Ignacio
Tuesday through Sunday. Free admission.
Ramirez). Information: : 639 11 00/ 01 or ciu-
Showing all month: “Testimonios de una
Guerra: Fotografia de la Revolucion Mexicana.”
• Opening 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11: photo-
graphic exhibition by Journalists without Foice, Indios Soccer — The Mexican pro soccer
a protest in favor of freedom of speech team Indios de Juarez host their home games at
• 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18: Free showing of the Estadio Benito Juárez, Av. Heroico Colegio
French movie “The Witnesses,” with Spanish Militar and Panama. The team is fighting to get
subtitles. back in the top division of its league.
Information: 6181824 or Home
Cafebreria — Anillo envolvente Prona and games:
Coyorcan (orange building across from Museo
• 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12: Durango
INBA). The coffee/book shop promotes local
• 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19: Lobos UAP.
arts and literature. Information: 6116541 or ‘Por Amor al Arte’ — The radio show,
St. Valentine’ Day celebration begins at 7 p.m. covering all aspects of the arts in Juárez, airs 3
Saturday, Feb. 12. Friends reunion, open to to 5 p.m. Sundays on 860 AM. The show
the public. Several music bands. Free admis- includes music, interviews, reviews of events,
sion. recommendations of books and movies, con-
ducted by Hogla Lizet Olivas with Alex Briseño
Cibeles Convention Center — Av. Tomás and Eduardo Cruz. Information:
Fernández 8450, between Calle Portales and
Antonio J. Bermudez, Zona Campestre.
• 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14: Valentines — Juárez correspondent Walter Schaefer
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Minerals & Fossils • Bamboo Fiber Clothing • Fashion Jewelry • Purses • Switch Flops

Scarves • Jackets • Sweaters • Shawls

El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway. The Jay Leno Show. Opening act is Anthony Placita Santa Fe, 5034 Doniphan
Shows are at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Perez. Enter through The Marketplace / Magic Pan
8:30 and 10:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and • Feb. 2-6: Tom Rhodes
7:30 p.m. Sunday. Military admitted free
Wednesdays and Thursdays. Tickets: $6
Wednesday through Thursday; $12 Friday and
Saturday, $8 Sunday, unless listed otherwise.
• Feb. 18-19: 25th Anniversary event
• Feb. 23-27: Steve White
Gifts of All Kinds!
Sun City Comedy — The comedy group Milk Soaps • Bee Bar Hand Lotion • Pouchee Purse Organizers • Swap Watches
Reserved tickets at
hosts events at various venues. Information:
Information/reservations: 779-LAFF (5233) or
281-OPEN-MIC, or
Maverick’s Bar & Grill Comedy Open Mic
• Jan. 26-30: Dwayne Perkins. Perkins has
Contest is 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16,
recently gotten much buzz for his recurring
6999 Montana. Participants can win cash prizes.
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‘Fight for Pride’ — The Mixed Martial Arts El Paso Roller Derby — In the first match
event is 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at the El Paso of the inaugural season, El Paso Roller Derby’s
Convention Center. Featured fights are MMA Tex Pistols take on the All Stars of Crossroads
stand out Gerald Lovato against Michael City Derby from Las Cruces 4 p.m. Sunday,
Casteel plus El Paso natives Hector Ochoa and Feb. 27, at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100
Rodrigo Sotelo Jr. in two separate events. E. Paisano. Doors open at 3 p.m. Tickets are
Advance tickets: $20 (general admission); $65 $8 (Ticketmaster). Children 10 and under are
reserved seating; VIP ringside seating $75. free with a paying adult. Information: 474-1666
Military discount available on reserved seats. or
El Paso Roller Derby was established in late
El Paso Rhinos — El Paso’s Junior League 2010 and hopes to become a member league
ice hockey team home games are at the Sierra
of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.
Providence Events Center, next to the
Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Regular games Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino —
times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and The 2010-2011 live horse racing season runs
5:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $5 general admis- through April 19. Race days are Tuesdays,
sion; $10, $15 and $20 reserved. Information: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. First post is
479-PUCK (7825) or 12:25 p.m. each race day. General admission is
• Feb. 4-6 — Texas Junior Brahmas free to the track and casino. First post time is
• Feb. 25-27 — Boulder Bison. 12:25 p.m. Turf Club seating is $7. Information:
(575) 874-5200 or
Championship Boxing — El Paso’s David
“El Nino” Rodriguez takes on Ty “The Tiger”
Cobb in a heavyweight fight at 7 p.m. Friday,
Feb. 11, at the Don Haskins Center. Tickets:
College sports
$73.45 and $105.25; includes service charge UTEP Men’s Basketball - Home games
(Ticketmaster). are at the Don Haskins Center. Game time is
7:05 p.m., unless otherwise listed. Individual
Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull tickets: $14 to $50, plus service charge.
Riding — Four-time World Champion Bull Information: 747-5234 or
Rider and El Paso native Tuff Hedeman pres-
• Wednesday, Feb. 2 — UCF
ents the World Championship bull riding event
• Saturday, Feb. 12 — SMU
at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the El Paso
• Saturday, Feb. 19 — Houston
County Coliseum, 4100 Paisano. This event
• 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 — Memphis
sells out every year. Tickets: $15-$75; military
• Wednesday, March 2 – Marshall
discounts offered. (Ticketmaster) Information: ,
544-9000, 1-800-745-3000 or UTEP Women’s Basketball — Home
A free tailgate party, with live entertainment, games are in the Don Haskins Center. Tickets:
begins in the parking lot at 5 p.m. $5.50, plus service charge. Information: 747-
Riders include three-time PRCA World 5234 or
Champion J.W. Harris, CBR World Champion • 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27 — Tulsa
from Nueva Leon, Hugo Pedrero, newly • 2:05 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6 — UAB
crowned CBR World Champion Luke Kelley, • 2:05 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 — Tulane
CBR standings leaders Bonner Bolton and Ardie • 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 — Southern Miss
Maier and new CBR Tour stars Chandler • 2:05 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27 — SMU
Bownds, Wrangler Dunda and Ryan Shanklin.
NMSU Men’s Basketball — Home games
El Paso Golden Gloves Tournament — are 7 p.m. (except as listed) at the Pan
The 69th annual showcase for regional amateur American Center in Las Cruces. Tickets: $7
pugilists returns to El Paso after a 27-year hia- general admission; $11-$57 reserved
tus Feb. 18-20, at El Paso County Coliseum. (Ticketmaster). Information: (575) 646-1447.
Events begin at 7 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. • Saturday, Jan 29 — Idaho
Saturday and Sunday. Competition in Open, • Monday, Feb. 7 — Louisiana Tech
Novice and Junior Olympic Classes for males • Wednesday, March 2 — Utah State 9 p.m.
and female ages 8 to 34 years. Champions in • Saturday, March 5 — Nevada
the Open Class will represent El Paso at the The ESPNU Bracketbuster Tournament is
state tournament. Tickets: $10 ($5 military, Saturday, Feb. 19. Schedule to be announced.
seniors, children1 0 and younger). Information:
Ladislao Vicencio, 203-0493.
NMSU Women’s Basketball — Home
games are 7 p.m. at the Pan Am Center in Las
Mescalero Warrior Challenge — Inn of Cruces. Tickets: $8.75-$14 (Ticketmaster).
the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino in Information: (575) 646-1447.
Mescalero, N.M. will host the mixed martial • Thursday, Feb. 3 — Fresno State
arts fighting event featuring six professional • Saturday, Feb. 12 — Louisiana Tech
bouts and five amateur fighting bouts at 7 p.m. • Tuesday, Feb. 15 — Hawaii
Saturday, Feb. 26. Main event features New • Thursday, Feb. 17 — San Jose State
Mexico’s Coty “Ox” Wheeler vs. Mike Chupa. • Thursday, March 3 — Idaho State
Tickets: $35 (Ticketmaster). • Saturday, March 5 — Boise State.
Southwest Fitness Throwdown — The Tejanos baseball - The Tejanos of El Paso
fitness event benefiting March of Dimes is Feb. Community College take on Scottsdale
26-27, at Crossfit El Paso East, 11444 Rojas. Community College Jan. 28-30 at the Valle
Check-in time is 7 to 7:45 a.m. Saturday. There Verde Campus Baseball Field. Game time is 2
are three divisions this year including RX, p.m. Friday, noon Saturday (doubleheader) and
Firebreather and team. All fitness levels wel- 11 a.m. Sunday. All February home games
come. Spectator admission is free. begin at noon (doubleheaders). Admission is
Information/registration: 203-0899 or south-
Please see Page 25
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ride. Slimed tires needed. Moderate ride, (Enter through Cassidy Gate off U.S. 54, take 759500711). Information: Judy Harlas, (575)
Sports mileage TBA. Chuck Turner, 204-4831. Cassidy Road to gym, 2930 Cassidy). Option 649-9374 or
Cont’d from Page 24 • 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 — Meet at Crazy for lunch on post after ride. Need picture ID, • The Rudolph Honda Mixed Doubles
Cat/Starbucks at Redd Road/I-10. Ride the proof of car insurance, registration to enter Shootout is Feb. 9-13 at Tennis West Sports
free. Information: 831-2275.
rollers to the Gap then return via Northeast El post. Rob Ferrara, (401) 954-1064. and Racquet Club, 1 Tennis Lane. Deadline is
• Feb. 4-5 — Cochise College
Paso and Transmountain. 40 miles, moderate to • 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 27 — Meet at Power Feb. 6 (ID# 759406211). Information contact:
• Feb. 8 — Eastern Arizona College
fast. For shorter ride, turn back at Gap. Randy Shots across from Franklin High. Ride rollers at 581-5471 or
• Feb. 25-26 — Clarenden College.
Limbird, 542-1422 or 328-4110. moderate pace. 40 miles. Carmen, 585-1878. • America’s High School Invitational Tennis
Tejanas softball — The EPCC Tejanas’ • 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 6 -Leave from La Mesa Tournament for Juniors is Feb. 11-12, at
(park across from Eagle Grocery on NM 28)
Rhodes Canyon bike ride — White Sands America’s High School, 12101 Pellicano. Non-
home games are at the Valle Verde Softball
National Monument’s Outdoor Recreation will
Field. Admission is free. Information: 831-2275. for a moderate 36-mile ride through the valley Sanctioned. Deadline is Feb. 5 (ID#
host a ride to an area of the range not normally
Softball office: 831-2367. to the Bean in Mesilla. This Beginner 759404811). Cost: $175 per team (2 boys and
accessible to the general public Saturday, Feb.
• Feb. 12-13 — Luna Community College Intermediate Group ride is led by “will train for girls singles, 2 boys and girls doubles 2 mixed
12. The ride is about 24 miles over mostly
• Feb. 25-26 — Colorado Northwestern coffee” Margaret O’Kelly, 588-3825. doubles). Information: Robert Tapia, 820-6227
rocky, mixed terrain with a 1,500-foot elevation
Community College. • 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 — This moder- or
gain. In-processing is 6:30 to 7 a.m. at the Small
ate ride leaves from Jaxon’s at Mesa and • Sun City Junior Championship is March 5-7,
UTEP Softball — Home games are at the Remcon (next to Home Depot) for a 26-mile
Missile Range entrance, between markers 174
at El Paso Youth Tennis Center, Level 4
Helen of Troy Complex. Ticket information: and 175 on Hwy 70. Online registration dead-
loop that returns just in time for a “cyclefest Tournament. Entries open Jan. 3-Feb. 20 (ID #
747-5347 or line is Feb. 6; participation limited to the first
brew” and pub grub. Patty Van Tine, 667-0202. 759402711). Cost: $43.50 per player for 1
• Thursday, Feb. 10 — 3 and 5 p.m. vs. 50 people to pre-register; no registration day of
• 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 — Starbucks to event; $46 per event for two events.
Northern Colorado (doubleheader) the event. Fee: $40 (includes t-shirt, lunch and
Starbucks via Mesa, Transmountain and Scenic. Information: 532-5524 or
• Feb. 19-20 — 3 and 5 p.m. Saturday vs. refreshments. Information: (575) 678-1713.
Meet at Starbucks on Mesa and Kerby. 40 mod-
Houston Baptist (doubleheader) and 11 a.m. erate miles with Bob Lynn, 443-4226.
Registration: Sun City Kickball registration —
Sunday. Registration for the co-ed adult league’s Spring
• 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 — Monthly Ditch Roughrider Freeride Fest — Roughrider
• Thursday, Feb. 24 — 5 p.m. vs. New Mexico 2011 season is 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays through
Ride with Randy. Meet at Gallegos Park on Canyon Freeride Park, east of Horizon City in
State University Feb. 5, at Roger Brown Field, 1100 Alabama
Bosque Road in Canutillo. Ride the ditches to the Hueco Mountains, will host its downhill
The UTEP Invitational is Feb. 25-27 with and on Feb. 12 at Coconuts Bar & Grill, 816
La Union and Chamberino. About two hours, bicycle racing event Saturday and Sunday, Feb.
game time 2 and 6:30 p.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m. Piedras. Games are played on Wednesday
speed and distance depending on riders. Randy 19-20. Information: 637-5698 or roughrider-
and 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday. Teams evenings at Modesto Gomez Park, beginning
Limbird, 542-1422 or 328-4110. The park is near Lake El Paso
include Texas State, North Dakota and Bradley. March 9. Seven to 12 week season. All players
• 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 — Meet at Power where the paved road ends. Take the dirt road
must be 18 years of age or older on the first
Shots across from Franklin High for this 42-mile 2 miles to the park.
Bicycling moderate ride over Anthony Gap, MLK and
day of play. Prospective players can sign up as
back over Transmountain. Rick Rivas, 581-9896. Recreational Sports individuals or form teams. Cost: $35 per player;
El Paso Bicycle Club - Club events are $5 late fee after Feb. 12. Information: 217-
open to the public; helmets required. • 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 20 — Ride out Greater El Paso Tennis Association — 3057. Registration forms available on line at
Information: Columbus Highway on Henry Payan’s birthday Information: 532-5524, or
• 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29 — Meet at La Union ride. Leave from River Run. Sag and cake pro- Advance registration at tour-
Station on NM 28. Ride up Anthony Gap. vided, 40 or 65 miles, rider’s choice. Henry,, Call or visit website for Coed Volleyball Spring League — The
Moderate 30 miles. Breakfast at La Union 355-6506 other tennis programs. City of El Paso Parks and Rec’s adult league
Station afterwards. Chuck Turner, 204-4831. • 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 — Tour de Bliss. • Las Cruces Junior Tennis Tournament is Feb. plays Feb. 7-April 25 at area recreation cen-
• 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 30 — Meet at River Run Explore old and new Fort Bliss on this 30-mile 4-6 at Lions Tennis Park, Picacho and
easy to moderate ride starting at Stout Gym Melendrez. Deadline is Jan. 30 (ID#
and drive to Hunt’s Hole for mountain bike Please see Page 26

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Unit, off Transmountain Road. Events include
Sports 7.5 mile and 3.5 mile trail runs and a 5K paved
Cont’d from Page 25 road run. Trophies to top 3 overall male and
female in each event; all runners receive a
ters including Marty Robbins, Gary Del Palacio,
technical t-shirt. Cost: $20 for 5K and $25 for
San Juan, Pavo Real, Westside and Galatzan.
trail runs by Feb. 10; $25 for 5K and $30 for
Teams will play 10 games including double
rail runs Feb. 11-12. No race day registration.
elimination playoffs. Registration deadline is Jan.
Spectator fee is $4 for park entrance.
31; available at Nations Tobin Recreation
Information: Chris, 478-5663 or
Center, 8831 Railroad. Entry fee: $290 per
team. Information: 757-2743 or
Packet pick up is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, Feb. 11-12, at Up and Running, 3233
Indoor Soccer League — City of El Paso N. Mesa. All runners must pick up packets and
Parks and Recreation’s Men’s adult indoor park entrance permit prior to race day.
league plays Saturday afternoons Feb. 26-May
Race for the Cure — The 19th annual
7, at Nations Tobin Center, 8831 Railroad.
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation’s
Season includes 10 games plus playoffs.
5K Race for the Cure is Sunday, Feb.20, at
Registration deadline is Feb. 18.Cost: $430 per
Cohen Stadium, 9700 Gateway North. Races
team. Information: 757-2743 or
include a 5K timed competitive run at 8:30
a.m. and a 1-mile non-competitive run/walk at
Kickball Clash Tournament — El Paso 9 a.m. Grounds open at 7 a.m. Registration:
Kickball will host its 3rd annual adult coed $30 competitive; $25 non-competitive (by Feb.
tournament benefiting United Way Americorps 11): $35 competitive; $30 competitive; $10
HIPPY (Home Instruction Program for “Kids for the Cure” ages 5-12 (non-competi-
Preschool Youngsters) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. tive). Race day entry: $30 non-competitive; $35
Saturday, Feb. 26, at Rancho del Sol Park, competitive. Registration/information: 533-
1080 Ted Houghton. Cash prizes for first place 4433 or
winner, rebates for all runner-ups for EP “In the Pink” VIP registration: $50 and “Sleep
Kickball’s 2011 Spring season. Registration (by In for the Cure” for non-participants is $35.
Feb. 10): $300 per team of 15 players max. Registration is 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and
Information: Eric Garcia, 274-7903. Register Saturday, Feb. 4-5, at all Matressfirm locations
online at and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6
School supplies for area students in need will p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12-13 at Sunland Park Mall.
be taken at the tournament including scissors, Late registration and packet pick-up is 10 a.m.
crayons, backpacks, colored pencils, markers, to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
watercolors and more. Sunday Feb. 18-19 at Cielo Vista Mall. Race day
registration begins at 6 a.m. at the race site.
Runs and walks Amigo Amblers — The IVV Volksport
Loretto Academy Nun Run — The walking club hosts monthly 5K and 10K group
Junior Class of 2012’s Service Learning Project walks September through May at one of four
5K run is 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at Loretto “Year-Round Event” Volksport sites throughout
Academy, 1300 Hardaway. The run goes the city. Group walks begin at 9 a.m. and are
through the historic Government Hill followed by a no-host refreshment or luncheon
Neighborhood. Registration: $20 ($15 by Jan. gathering a nearby restaurant. This month’s
29); race t-shirts guaranteed for first 323 peo- walk is Saturday, Feb. 26, starting at The Inn at
ple who register. Proceeds benefit the Sisters Fort Bliss, 1744 Victory. Participants do not
of Loretto in Pakistan. Information: 566-8400. need to be a member. Participation is free; $4
Packet pick up is noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. for a B award and IVV Credit; $3 for credit
4, in the high school foyer (2nd floor) and 7 to only. Information: 595-2291.
8 a.m. in Hilton Young Hall on race day.
El Paso Michelob Ultra Marathon and
Commitment to Fitness Walk/run — 1/2 Marathon — The 5th annual multi-state
UTEP and the Golden Age Fitness Association’s marathon and half-marathon sponsored by
2nd annual 5 mile run and 3 mile walk is 8 to Michelob Ultra and 92.3 Fox FM and Jarritos
11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, beginning at Kidd Field 5K run/walk begins at Lynx Exhibits, 300 W.
on the UTEP campus. Cost: $15 per person; San Antonio, at 7 a.m. Sunday, March 6. Early
$10 per person of groups of 10 or more. registration: $70 full marathon; $45 half-
Awards for 10 different age groups offered. marathon; $35 for 5K. Military receive a $5 dis-
Registration and packet pickup begins at 7 a.m. count with ID. No race-day registration
Information: 755-4038. Register through Feb. 4 offered. Information:
at Race Expo, registration and packet pick-up is
8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at the
Cupid’s Chase 5K — The 5K run and 1- El Paso Convention Center.
mile fun walk benefiting Community Options is
8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at Ascarate Park,
‘Irish Run’ — Cathedral High School’s 6th
6900 Delta. Registration (by Feb. 10): $20 ($15
annual 5K competitive run and 1-mile fun walk
students, military, seniors) for the run; $15
begin at 8 a.m., Sunday, March 13, at Ascarate
($10 students, military, seniors) for the walk).
Park, 6900 Delta. Cost: $18 pre-registered
Registration increases by $5 off Feb. 10. Park
($15 students, military and over 60 with ID);
entrance fee is $1 per vehicle. Information:
$25 on race day. Information: Mike Coulter,
771-7764 or
274-5222, Irene Pistella, 478-6583 or
Packet pick-up is noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb.
11, at the Community Options Office, 1420
Geronimo, or 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the Historic House run/walk — The 10K and
starting line. 5K competitive runs and 5K and 1 mile fun run
The Las Cruces Cupid’s Chase 5K run is 9 and walk are 7:30 a.m. Sunday, March 20, at
a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, in Old Mesilla. Woman’s Club of El Paso, 1400 N. Mesa, bene-
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Information: fiting restoration of the Woman’s Club historic
(575) 532-9275 or clubhouse. Registration (by March 12): $15 for
one-mile event; $20 for 5K and $25 for 10K;
Jack Rabbit Classic — The 11th annual late registration after March 14 fee increase by
trail and road runs are 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb.
$5 per event. No race day registration.
13, at Franklin Mountain State Park, Tom Mays
Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663.

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El Paso Native Plant Society — The • Nutt Grasslands Hike — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, Saturday, Feb. 26, meeting from the Forest
at El Paso Garden Center, 3105 Grant. Social Service office in Truth or Consequences.
hour precedes the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Free Information: (575) 744-5860.
and open to the public. Information: 240-7414.
Rio Bosque Wetlands Park — UTEP’s
Rails-to-Trails — The New Mexico Rails-to- Center for Environmental Resource
Trails Association will host its annual meeting at Management offers free guided walking tours
7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, in the atrium of the and other activities at Rio Bosque Wetlands
First National Bank, 414 E. Tenth, in Park in El Paso’s Mission Valley. Tours last about
Alamogordo. Admission is free, and the public two hours. Information: 747-8663 or rio-
is welcome. Information: (575) 682-3040. Upcoming events:
• Bird Tour, 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 6.
Poppies celebration exhibitors — The • Introductory Tour, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday,
Franklin Mountains Wilderness Coalition is tak- Feb. 12.
ing registration through Feb. 24 for vendors • A Community Workday is 9 a.m. to noon
and exhibitors for the 5th annual Poppies Saturday, Feb. 19.
Preservation Celebration Event. Volunteers for Meeting place is a bridge crossing Riverside
the event also needed. Information: 541-4481 Canal. Take Americas Ave. (Loop 375) to Pan
or Applications avail- American Drive, turn left and travel 1.5 miles.
able online at
The free celebration is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society
Saturday, March 26, at the El Paso Museum of — The society’s annual Awards Banquet is
Archaeology, 4301 Transmountain Road. Saturday, Feb. 19, at Jaxon’s, 1135 Airway.
Program is “The British Columbia Burrowing
Celebration of Our Mountains - The Owl Captive Breeding and Reintroduction
volunteer organization offers a schedule of local Program” with Texas Parks and Wildlife biolo-
and regional hikes and interpretive events avail- gist Lois Balin. The Conservation Award will be
able at its website, presented to local activist Judy Ackerman, and
El Paso Zoo — 4001 E. Paisano. Zoo sum- the Meritorious Service Award to Lucretia
mer entrance hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chew, chapter president. Cost: $20.
daily. Zoo admission is $10 for ages 13 to 61; Information/reservations: Janet Perkins, 637-
$7.50 for ages 62 and older and active duty 5269 or
military (including spouse) with ID; $6 ages 3 to The society hosts field trips to various birding
12; and free for ages 2 and under. Zoo mem- sites in the region. Non-members and guests
bers admitted free. Information: 532-8156, welcome on all field trips. Information: Mary
521-1850 or Perkins, 637-3521 or
Daily encounters include California Sea Lion A trip to Sod Farms in the Sunland Park area
Training and Meet the Keeper presentations at is Sunday, Feb. 13, to look for winter birds in
11 a.m. and 3 p.m. the area. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Keystone
Asian Elephant Training Encounters scheduled Heritage Park, 4200 Doniphan.
daily. Information: A trip to Holloman Lakes, the Alamogordo
Zoo and Dog Canyon departs from the Taco
Franklin Mountains State Park — Most Bell at Transmountain Road, 7:30 a.m. Saturday,
hiking and mountain-biking trails begin in the March 5.
Tom Mays area, off Transmountain Road on the
west side of the park (east of I-10). Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic
Entry fees are $4 per person, free for age 12 Site — The site is famed for many Native
and under (with family). Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 American rock paintings and unique geology.
p.m. daily. Information: 566-6441. Winter hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Guided hikes are available at 9 a.m. on select- Admission: $5 (free for children 12 and
ed days. Cost is $7 ($1 ages 5-12; under 5 free) younger). Additional cost for tours (including
includes park fee. Reservations required: 566- birding tour and morning hike): $1 for ages 5
6441 ext. 21. or and older. Information: 857-1135 or texas-
• Aztec Caves, Saturday, Feb. 5.
• Mundy’s Gap, Sunday, Feb. 6. For park campground reservations, call (512)
• West Cottonwood Mine, Saturday, Feb. 19. 389-8900.
• West Cottonwood Springs, Sunday, Feb. 20. Pictograph, rock climbing and bouldering, and
hiking tours offered Wednesday through
Sierra Club hikes — The club encourages Sunday, by prior arrangement at 849-6684.
donations of per event to help with publicity The monthly birding tour is 8 a.m. on the
and administrative expenses. Web: texas.sierra- third Saturday of the month (Feb. 19). Advance sign-up encouraged.
• Forest Trail north of Hillsboro — 8 a.m. to 4 To get there: Take Montana Avenue (U.S.
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, meeting at the Black Highway 62-180) all the way into the Hueco
Range Ranger Station in Truth or Mountains then turn left on Ranch Road 2775.
Consequences. Easy to moderate pace.
Information: (575) 430-1834. Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso
• Exploratory Hike in the Cuchillo Mountains Desert Botanical Garden — 4200
— 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, meeting Doniphan (across from Frontera). Hours are 10
across from the Winston Store in Winston, a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays year
N.M. Moderate kike with some hill climbing. round. Admission: $2 ($1 children, seniors and
Bring lunch, hiking poles, camera and hat. military). Information: 584-0563, keystone-
Information: (575) 772-5655. or
• Percha Creek Box Hike — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The park’s 2-acre Botanical Garden, funded
Saturday, Feb. 19, meeting at the Black Range by the Rotary Club of El Paso and the Junior
Rangers Station. Moderate pace with some
rock scrambling. Information: (575) 430-1834. Please see Page 28
February 2011 El Paso Scene Page 27
Nature Saturday, Feb. 5, beginning at the Group
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A tour of Dog Canyon at Sunset is 5 to 6:60

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p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Visitor Center.
League, features native plants, amphitheater,
A Ranch House Hike is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
butterfly garden, wedding garden, children’s
Saturday, Feb. 19, departing from Visitor
&& & !!' maze, and a Butterfly House.
The site is open for bird watching at dawn on
the last Saturday of the month and dusk on the
Center. Friendly pets welcome on leash.
An “It’s the Water” riparian nature trail hike is

!& $! & "! "! ' " %" last Sunday of the month.
MountainFilm World Tour — NMSU
10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, beginning
at the Visitor Center.
• Mesilla Valley Bosque Park — 5000 Calle del

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Outdoor Rec hosts a selection of films from the Norte, Mesilla. Guided bird tours are first
MountainFilm international film festival at 7 Saturday of every month.
p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at Rio Grande Theatre, • Elephant Butte Lake State Park —
211 N. Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces, as part Information: (575) 744-5998.
of its Adventure Art Series. The films’ themes • City of Rocks State Park, north of Deming off
of adventure include mountaineering, remark- U.S. 180. Information: (575) 536-2800. A
able personalities and environmental and social “Rattlesnake Myths” presentation is 3 to 4 p.m.
messages. Tickets: $8 in advance; $10 at the every Saturday.
door. Information: (575) 646-4746. • Rockhound State Park, five miles south of
Deming on State Road 11 and then east on
White Sands National Monument — Rockhound Road (State Road 141) for nine
$! The glistening gypsum dunes are about 15
miles southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S.
miles. Day use hours: 7:30 a.m. to sunset.
Information: (575) 546-6182 or (575) 744-
%" 70. Hours are for the Dunes Drive, 7 a.m. to
6:30 p.m. through Feb. 10; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Pancho Villa State Park, Columbus, N.M.,
Feb. 11-March 12. Visitor Center hours are 9
&" # $ ) a.m. to 5 p.m. through Feb. 27; 9 a.m. to 6
State Roads 11 and 9. Information: (575) 531-
2711. Day use hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
&" # &'$ ) p.m. Feb. 28-April 17.
Entrance fee: $3 age 17 and older. Free for Alameda Park Zoo — Alameda Park, 1321
&" # '! ) children. Information: (575) 479-6124, ext. 236 North White Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70),

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or (575) 679-2599, ext. 232; or go to Alamogordo. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $2.50 ($1.50 ages 3-11 and 60 and
Patio talks are 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and older; free for ages 2 and younger). Annual
Sundays at the Visitor Center. Rangers will memberships available. Information: (575) 439-
answer questions and give tips on enjoying the 4290.
monument. The oldest zoo in the Southwest (established
Lake Lucero tours are offered on the last in 1898) is part of the park that lines
$ % ' & "! weekend of each month. This month’s tour is 2 Alamogordo’s main highway. The zoo, covering
p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27. Participants drive their about 12 acres, features about 250 exotic and
own vehicles 17 miles beginning at the Small indigenous animals.
Missile Range gate on U.S. 70, 25 miles west of
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State
the White Sands Visitor Center, then hike 3/4
Park — Carlsbad, N.M. Admission: $5 ($3
mile to the source of the white sands.
ages 7-12; free for 6 and under). Hours: 9 a.m.
Reservations required (accepted online only).
to 5 p.m. daily (last entry at 3:30 p.m.).
Cost is $3 per adult; $1.50 age 16 and under.
Information: (575) 887-5516.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park — The A Sweetheart Serenade with the Cavernaires
park is about 160 miles east of El Paso, off the Barbershop Chorus is 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday,
Carlsbad Highway (U.S. 62-180). Information: Feb. 5.
(575) 785-2232 or To get there: Take U.S. 285 north of Carlsbad;
Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; tours follow signs to the park.
available 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Last entry into A large greenhouse is devoted to succulents
cave via natural entrance is 2 p.m. with last and cactus from around the world. The head-
entry into cave via elevator 3:30 p.m. quarters building includes exhibits on minerals,
A star party is 6:30 to 10 p.m. the second history, archaeology and other subjects.
Saturday of each month.
Aguirre Spring Campground — The
Plan 3-1/2 hours for a walk-in tour and 1-1/2
Organ Mountain recreational area, run by the
hours for Big Room tour. Cost is $6 ($3 for
federal Bureau of Land Management, is off U.S.
ages 6-15 or seniors with discount card). The
70 about 15 miles east of Las Cruces. Fifty-five
park’s audio self-guided tour is $3 extra (also
family camping and picnic sites, plus two group
available in Spanish).
areas. Day-use fee is $3 per vehicle.
Other special guided tours are available,
Information: (575) 525-4300.
including “Wild Cave Tours.”
Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park —
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
The park, part of Asombro Institute for Science
— 110 miles east of El Paso on the way to
Education, is northeast of Las Cruces, off
Carlsbad, the 86,416-acre park includes the
Jornada Road. Admission is free; donation box
highest point in Texas: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749
at trailhead. Park hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
feet. Entry fee: $5 for ages 16 and older, good
Tuesday through Saturday. Information: (575)
for one week and all trails. Camping is $8 per
524-3334 or
site per night. Information: (915) 828-3251.
Dripping Springs Natural Area — The
New Mexico State Parks — Day-use fee recreational area is at the base of the Organ
is $5 when visiting any state park. Camping Mountains at the end of Dripping Springs Road
fees: $8 for primitive site; $10 for developed (the eastern extension of University Avenue),
site (electrical hookup $4 extra). All programs about 10 miles east of Las Cruces. During the
are free with park entrance, unless otherwise late fall and winter months, visitor center is
listed. Information: (575) 744-5998 or open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Access to the main trail to Dripping Springs is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and
• Oliver Lee State Park, Highway 54 south of the park is closed promptly at 5 p.m.
Alamogordo at the Dog Canyon turnoff. Admission is $3 per vehicle. No pets allowed
Information: (575) 437-8284. (except for assistance animals). Information:
An evening viewing of Orion is 6:30 to 8 p.m. (575) 522-1219.

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Politics at its worst? Racking Up History
Go back to 1804! by Bill Rakocy

olitics may seem much nastier
now, but nothing in modern
American politics can compare to
1804, when the vice president of the
United States, Aaron Burr, shot and
killed the former U.S. secretary of the
treasury, Alexander Hamilton, in a duel.
Here’s the background, catching up
with last month’s column on Hamilton.
When George Washington became
president, he had pressing, important
offices to fill. There was no treasury, no
mint, no fixed income, no credit. There
were thousands of bills to be paid — $80
million worth!
Washington, knowing of Alexander
Hamilton’s talent for bookkeeping and Burr-Hamilton duel as depicted in an
1884 history textbook.
organization, appealed to the 32-year-old
lawyer to give up his practice and thus
join the president’s staff. were traded.
Hamilton had studied the history of When fighting men use “fighting talk,”
finance and reality as no one had. He they invite a challenge — Hamilton
knew the monetary schemes and guiles replied to Burr that he must abide the
of every country and was aware of soft consequences — meaning a fight.
money versus hard money. Congress (Duelists are generally very polite in
asked him to give reports and facts on procedure.)
the costs of trades, shipbuilding, postal A choice of weapons was made. Pistols
expansion, miscellaneous costs and at ten paces. The time was seven o’clock
international surprises. in the morning, July 11, 1804. The site:
Many of Hamilton’s plans in financial Weehawken overlooking New York Bay.
procedures still exist in the U.S. today. Hamilton’s toss won the right to call
He was a wise thinker and planner, and the fire. The men were placed 30 feet
would say, “The prosperity of the people apart. Both were intense and pale. Each
is the prosperity of the nation.” man when questioned had nothing to
The U.S. government would borrow say.
money at 4 percent. He was thought of Judge Nathaniel Pendleton, Hamilton’s
as a second Napoleon as a money man- second, said, “One, two, three, present,
ager — recalling that at one point fire!”
Napoleon had gathered most of the silver Hamilton reportedly fired first, a shot
in Europe. some said was intended to miss Burr and
Aaron Burr, also a very successful in any case did so. Burr’s shot struck
attorney with national political aspira- Hamilton just above the right hip.
tions, became an arch competitor. Hamilton rose convulsively on his toes
Thomas Jefferson was also a great rival and fell. Burr, dropping his smoking pis-
of Hamilton, often varying with tol, sprang forward with a look of regret.
Hamilton on policy. The ball had passed through Hamilton’s
Hamilton and Burr were both passion- body, breaking a rib. Van Ness raised an
ate and proud as public speakers. They umbrella over the fallen man. While
were lawyers of top renown and could lying on the ground, Hamilton saw his
pick their clients as they wished. They pistol nearby and said, “Look out for
each charged top fees, and both had a that pistol; it is loaded. Pendleton knows
willful, fiery approach to life. I did not intend to fire at him.”
Historians have often referred to Burr Hamilton died the following day.
as a rogue and villain. He was very simi- Burr said that he very much regretted
lar in mood, intellect and manner to the whole affair, and that he knew if he
Hamilton. He was the same size and age, killed Hamilton it would be political
varying by ten months. Burr’s father was death for him. Burr had no family.
Reverend Burr, president of Princeton Hamilton had a wife and seven children,
College. It was also said that he was his oldest son having fallen in a duel
unhappily married and was thought to be three years before. Burr apparently felt
a Don Juan. he would be thought of as a coward if he
In 1800, Jefferson was elected presi- did not respond to Hamilton’s words and
dent and Burr vice president in a close acts.
election decided by the House of Burr’s later life was no less eventful.
Representatives, with Hamilton support- After leaving the vice presidency in
ing Jefferson. Jefferson and Burr did not 1805, he leased large amounts of land in
get along, and Jefferson decided to run what is now Louisiana and was accused
without Burr in the 1804 election. Burr of conspiring to invade Florida with a
aimed his sights on the governorship of private army. The Jefferson administra-
New York instead, with hopes that it tion charged him with treason, but Burr
might eventually lead to the presidency was acquitted. Burr later lived in Europe
that had been denied him by Jefferson. for a few years, returned to New York
Hamilton openly opposed Burr in the and died in 1836.
governor’s race, accusing Burr of being
a “dangerous man.” This verbiage set the Bill Rakocy is an El Paso artist and
fat upon the fire. Other bitter words historian. Information: 584-9716.

February 2011 El Paso Scene Page 29

he scene is South Texas. The
town is Three Rivers. The year
was 1948. The story features a
soldier, a widow, a funeral director, a
future U.S. president, a physician/civil-
rights activist and another activist
working for Hispanic civil rights. From
an excellent recent PBS documentary
titled “The Longoria Affair” come
many details that follow.
A soldier. Sgt. Felix Longoria entered
the Army at age 25 and saw action in
World War II in the Philippine Islands.
On a dangerous jungle patrol in search
of a Japanese sniper, according to the
film, he died from a mortar shell. Other
sources claim it was a sniper’s bullet. 60 years ago
A town. Three Rivers, Texas, was a
very small town (even by the year
2000, its population was only 1,878).
and now?
One main street. Anglos lived on streets Truman. García’s appeal for donations
with English names, barrio Mexicans from Hispanics brought in more than
with Spanish street names, and railroad $2,000 to cover funeral expenses.
tracks between. Most Mexicans were
illiterate and desperately poor, living in A painful footnote. Newspapers and
ramshackle shacks. Few whites thought theaters across the country spread the
they were racists. People said, story. Kennedy himself received hate
“Everyone here gets along just fine.” mail and threats to his family, over time
An Anglo, however, could not sell a developed unendurable headaches from
house to a Mexican. And across Texas, old battlefield wounds, and finally died
in many a small town, Mexicans could in a veterans hospital in Pennsylvania.
not enter a barbershop, theater or swim- The story goes on. Dr. García had
ming pool, and when voting they faced founded the GI Forum and with the
an unaffordable poll tax. help of Albuquerque’s Vicente Ximenez
A funeral director. In World War II, organized Hispanic/Latino veterans
Tom Kennedy fought in the push into across the nation. They prodded
Germany as an Army soldier. A head President Johnson to get Congress to
wound left him in constant, extreme legislate the War on Poverty, the Civil
pain. After a discharge and mortuary Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act,
school, he moved to Three Rivers to which ended the poll tax. Johnson also
take over the town’s one funeral home. placed many Mexican-Americans in
On a cold February day in 1949, just a administration offices, asking Ximenez
week after Kennedy came to town, the to launch national bilingual education
body of Felix Longoria finally arrived and also to run the Equal Employment
home in Three Rivers. His widow asked Opportunity Commission. Meanwhile,
Kennedy about holding a wake in his Mexican Hispanics nationally began
building. His reply? “No, the whites reaching positions as mayors and mem-
wouldn’t like it.” We do not know his bers of school boards and city councils.
heart, but the hapless fellow certainly Ironically, Three Rivers whites — many
faced a terrible dilemma: he knew well of whom had condemned Johnson for
his white town people. support of the dead soldier’s cause —
eventually erected a historical monu-
A furor. The distraught woman knew ment to honor Sgt. Felix Longoria!
not where to turn. Fortunately, a
Hispanic civil-rights activist, Dr. Héctor One further thought. In those not-so-
García, had opened his practice in long-ago days, Mexicans and Mexican-
Three Rivers. The well-known physi- Americans, along with blacks, faced
cian had treated many of those poor hateful prejudice all over Texas and
Mexicans, most unable to pay him. He across the nation. The film asked one
saw “hunger in the eyes of children and question: “Is the Longoria Affair in
pain in their bodies.” García heard what Texas history books?” A fair question.
had happened, exploded and decided to Today, Mexican Hispanics/Latinos are
act. After he called Kennedy and got leaders in political, diplomatic, educa-
the same answer regarding the wake, tional, business, medical, military and
García contacted the town newspaper, all other worlds. Progress has taken
which published the story with front- place. Why, then, do many Hispanics
page headlines. Next, García’s 17 still feel prejudice? What about
telegrams sped across the country, American cities where extremists spew
including to U.S. Sen. Lyndon Johnson, hateful slogans and even stoop to vio-
the governor of Texas and even lence? Why passionate anti-Mexican
President Truman. letters to editors? Why this universal
flaw/disease/sin in our humanity? What
A solution. Among all those telegrams, has happened to “all people are created
the only reply came from Sen. Johnson, equal”? What about the Martin Luther
who had once taught Mexican boys in a King dream for his children? Must it
small Texas school. The senator ordered always remain “a dream deferred?” Just
Sgt. Longoria’s burial in Arlington where are we 60 years later?
National Cemetery, with full honors!
Attending the burial were the family, Richard Campbell is author
Sen. and Mrs. Johnson, a congressman of “Two Eagles in the Sun:
and the medical aide to President A Guide to U.S. Hispanic Culture.”

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Examples of fundraising artworks: 
Hospice of El Paso Chile by Candy Mayer
Azheimer’s Association STAR by Mary Haskins
St. Stephen Cross by Hector Bernal
Avance Heart by Lorenza de la Trinidad
Celebre La Buena Vida House by Bob Adams
El Paso Skatepark Association Skatedeck by Leticia Pena.

The ART of fundraising

From chilies to skatedecks, stars and crosses to heart and houses,
custom-made art is raising thousands of dollars for El Paso non-profit organizations
Story by Lisa Kay Tate

en years ago, the nonprofit organiza- “In just the past year, the number of Moreno said that the comparatively low El Paso Community College auctioned
tion Avance decided to put the “art” hearts and artists participating has grown,” cost for original works makes it desirable painters’ palettes to benefit the Maria A.
in “heart,” inviting local artists to said Taylor Moreno, interim executive for people other than just hardcore art col- Peña Scholarship.
create original works on wooden hearts to director of Avance. “This year, we are get- lectors. In some art-related fundraisers, the medi-
be sold at a fundraising auction. ting a new group of artists who haven’t “Our highest heart went for $2,200 last um may be traditional and varied. KCOS-
Hundreds of hearts and many thousands participated before, in addition to some of year, but they range from $10 and up and TV’s annual Art Days features works by
of dollars later, Avance’s success not only the ones who take part every year. Hal average around $75,” she said. “That’s area artists, and includes antiques, col-
keeps its art auction growing, but has Marcus helped us start the event and has very affordable. Anyone in El Paso can lectibles and celebrity items. Auction items
inspired a host of other art-themed done a heart for us every year since.” come and purchase a heart.” are shown on the public television station
fundraisers, including artist-created stars, Artist Candy Mayer, who helps organize The live auction, she said, draws the for more than 20 hours during four differ-
chile peppers, crosses, houses, soup bowls the Celebre La Buena Vida house art auc- higher bids as people get into the action, ent days. KCOS is just one of many non-
and even skate decks. tion, said that although she feels most but the silent auction pieces also do well. profits that have raised funds through tra-
In nearly all such fundraisers, artists artists want to be charitable, they also want The idea behind the one-of-a-kind art ditional art auctions.
donate their talent and time to spur others to find new venues for people to see their theme isn’t new. One of the best-known The concept also isn’t exclusive to
to donate their money bidding for these work. projects in El Paso was the “Art and Sol” fundraisers, as area galleries have hosted
one-of-a-kind creations. “Most people know it is for a good cause, painted-sun public artworks, the brainchild their own exhibits and seasonal shows.
For many of the nonprofit organizations but most artists like to get a little some- of Impact: Programs of Excellence that In the most recent exhibit at the Hal
hosting these events, the art auctions have thing back for their time and effort,” she was taken under the wing of the city’s Marcus Gallery, for example, area artists
become one of their biggest, if not the said. “Events like these can give them Museums and Cultural Affairs Department. created a visual advertisement for the city
biggest, fundraisers of the year. good publicity.” The large-scale orbs, or “suns,” akin to the in its “El Paso Postcards” group show. In
Although Avance’s may be the oldest and international Cow Parade sensation or New addition to the original works done on uni-
best-known of these events, others have Avance led the way Mexico’s Trail of the Painted Ponies, were form postcard-shaped templates, the fea-
taken off and even grown bigger. Hospice unveiled in a Downtown celebration. Most tured creations also were sold as real post-
of El Paso has transformed its Painted One of the first fundraising events to of the suns, some of which were sponsored cards for 50 cents each. One of the area’s
Chile Tour from a side attraction at its match a specific art theme with their cause by area nonprofits, can still be seen in pri- newer galleries, Sasahara, featured a sea-
Celebrity Waiter Dinner into what will be was Avance. Moreno said that the Toma vate and public venues throughout the city. sonal sale of custom Christmas ornaments
called Festival of the Chilies this year. Mi Corazon auction has helped open doors Smaller painted wooden suns have been created by local artists.
Organizers credit the success of these for spreading the word about Avance and featured in the “Sembra-Sol” exhibit and Moreno believes that one reason for the
artistic fundraisers to the enthusiastic par- its mission. auction benefiting Centro de los continued popularity of the event is that
ticipation of the artists, a theme that fits “I have met people who haven’t heard of Trabajadores Agrícolas Fronterizos. it’s mutually enjoyable for both the guests
well with the organization and its donors, Avance but are certainly familiar with the Over the years, some art-related fundrais- and the artists.
and year-after-year improvements that hearts,” Moreno said. “This gives us a ers have come and gone as one-time proj- “A lot of people enjoy the art and the
keep artists and buyers coming back. good opening to talk about who we are and ects. The El Paso Symphony Orchestra artists enjoy the exposure,” she said.
For Avance, host of the Toma Mi what we are doing to help the community.” Guild has auctioned painted birdhouses “We’ve always had great response at both
Corazon/Have a Heart fundraiser, the As Avance’s most prolific fundraiser, and violins at its summer garden parties. our auction and preview event.”
enthusiasm hasn’t worn off in the event’s Toma Mi Corazon begins its planning Children’s Grief Center auctioned purses
ten years. months in advance, although artists may bought on eBay and decorated by artists.
submit entries as late as January. Please see Page 34
February 2011 El Paso Scene Page 33
Art of fundraising Director Jim Paul, the chilies are so popu-
lar that this fall’s 3rd annual event will be
in thanks for their hard work. Not only are
the chilies set up in Sunland Park and
great, Paul said, that volunteer Mitzi
Quiarte works for hours sorting through
Cont’d from Page 33 renamed Festival of Chilies. Cielo Vista malls in the weeks prior to the and selecting the more than 100 artists
“The chilies have really become a focal events, but also each artist, with their wanting to paint a chile.
Hot for art point of the Celebrity Waiter Dinner,” Paul
said. “This has been something we can
chile, is featured in a series of newspaper
Allowing people to see the chilies in a
mall setting has not only allowed people
One of the fastest growing of these hang our hats on; it has been so successful “We try to do as much for the artists as unable to attend to enjoy these works of
fundraisers is Hospice El Paso’s Painted and identifiable for us.” we can,” Paul said, “and we are expecting art, but it has also helped raise enthusiasm
Chile Tour. The large stand-alone artist- Paul said that the chilies were picked as a around 900 people to attend the event this from potential buyers. One visitor from
painted chile sculptures were first intro- focus of the art auction because the chile is year.” Oklahoma even tried to buy a chile on the
duced two years ago as part of Hospice’s such an identifiable part of the El He said that the exposure took some of spot after seeing it in the mall.
well-established Celebrity Waiter dinner, Paso/Mesilla Valley area, particularly in the artists by surprise the first year of the Paul said that taking the work into a large
and were so popular that a series of 52 the fall months, when the gala takes place. event. As with most new endeavors, Paul public venue like a mall allows for thou-
artist-enhanced 12-inch “chilitos” were The event will also add another layer of explained, some of the artists didn’t know sands more individuals that might not get
added to the 36 large sculptures. chilies to the mix with “chile poppers.” what to expect when they took on the task to a traditional gallery setting to see the
Hospice Development Assistant Christina Paul described the poppers as sized of creating a chile. Once they saw how work.
Peralta said that last year’s highest-selling between the large chilies and chilitos, and much publicity the chilies received, both “It’s really a great introduction to an
chile went for around $5,000, but many of as being “cut in half,” suitable for mount- before and during the event, they tackled artist’s work,” Paul said. “How many peo-
the chilitos went for less than $100. In ing on a wall. their work the following year with extra ple are going to go into a gallery each day
addition, a painted-chile calendar was Paul said that this idea was met with zeal. in comparison to how many are going to
offered for people unable to purchase a much appreciation from the artists. “The work on the chilies the second year go to a mall. Someone might see and want
chile or attend the event. The calendar sold “After the last event, we sat down with had greatly improved over the first, even to purchase an artist’s work on one of the
out quickly as well. the artists and I threw that idea out there,” from artists who turned in chilies the first chilies and maybe they might want to fol-
“The calendars did extremely well,” she he said. “They really liked that.” year,” Paul said. “I would say this year’s low up with a painting by that artist later
said. “We are doing them again this year.” He said that Hospice tries to reward the ‘crop’ of chilies was outstanding.” on.”
According to Hospice Development artists with as much exposure as possible The response the second year was so

Buena Vida House by Lisa Matta

Giving shelter
Artist Candy Mayer, coordinator of the
Celebre La Buena Vida house art auction,
said that they came up with the home idea
to remind event patrons that the money
raised will go to provide shelter for those
in need by benefiting Lutheran Social
Services’ Buena Vida Adult Day Care
“We always get high bids for houses
painted by artists like Alberto Escamilla,
Bob Adams or Francisco Romero,” Mayer
said, “and sometimes a new or unknown
artist comes up with a beautiful design
everyone loves.”
A local church volunteer creates the sim-
ple, unpainted miniature houses. Notices
are sent to artists before the Christmas sea-
son, giving them plenty of time to think
about and work on their ideas.
Mayer said that these types of events are
appealing to artists, because they aren’t
being asked to donate framed paintings or
original sculptures using costly materials.
“They are not asked to donate a painting
with their own canvas or frame,” she said.
“All this takes basically is their time and a
little bit of paint.”
Mayer said that new artists could take a
lead from what many established artists
already know — being part of a fundrais-
ing event such as Celebre La Buena Vida
or Avance’s Toma Mi Corazon is a sure-
fire way for new people to discover their
“This is a good opportunity for people
starting out as an artist,” Mayer said. “I tell
them to take the time to paint a star or a
house or a heart, because it is a great way

Please see Page 35

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Down the Painted Path
Here’s a glance at some of the charita- March 25 at El Paso Country Club
ble fundraising events utilizing themed 544-1799 or
art projects for a good cause:

Toma Mi Corazon/Have a Heart Skate Deck Art Show )*)" *+ "& # #$

Painted hearts benefiting Avance fami- Painted skate decks benefiting El Paso
ly support and education program Skatepark Association
Feb. 3 at Camino Real Hotel May, date and location to be
351-2419 or announced
351-1515 or
Empty Bowls Soup Dinner ) " $ # ( %
Folk-art soup bowls benefiting West Festival of Chilies #" )% '$% )% &'$ )%
Texas Food Bank (part of the Celebrity Waiter Dinner)
Feb. 26 at EPCC Administrative Painted chile peppers benefiting
Service Center Hospice El Paso #" )% ' % )% '$% )%
831-2460 or September, date and times to be '$
Celebre La Buena Vida 504-6315 or '" )%
Painted houses benefiting La Buena $ % '$
Vida Adult Day Care Cross Art Auction
March 24 at Camino Real Hotel Painted crosses benefiting services of ( " # ( %
581-4971 or St. Stephen Deacon and Martyr Catholic % ) -) '$
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Cont’d from Page 34 “Our STAR Western Gala is unique in
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the fact that we are a ‘boots and jeans’
for the public to see your work.”
event, complete with a Western theme,
The event offers other non-art items in its
dinner, and country-and-western dancing,”
silent auction for those not interested in
she said, explaining that they try to keep
the works, but the houses are definitely the
the program itself short so guests can take
popular draw with patrons.
their time to look at the stars and other
Mayer said that the competitive nature of
items up for grabs.
an auction has the capacity to raise more
“The number of our stars are limited and
money than a straightforward sale, as peo-
all are featured in a silent auction which
ple really get into the bidding process.
also includes wonderful items donated by
Even the silent auction resulted in houses
local businesses and individuals,” she said.
going for up to $200.
Gorman said that the response from
“We made over $30,000 for the center,
artists and attendance to the gala has been
and have been pleasantly surprised with
“fabulous,” particularly since many of the
the response,” she said.
artists have felt a connection to the associ-
Art is the STAR ation’s cause.
“Like many of our supporters, several of
As with the Have a Heart auction, mak- our artists have been personally touched
ing sure the theme is memorable enough to by Alzheimer’s disease, while others are
remind people of the beneficiary has simply wanting to participate,” she said.
helped to make events like the Alzheimer’s “Prior to the gala, we honor our artists,
Association’s Western Gala and the champions and donors with a special star
Celebre La Buena Vida auction run preview party held in a private home. The
smoothly each year. artists unveil their work at this party and
Alzheimer’s Association Community the bidding begins. Our association is
Relations Coordinator Susie Gorman said humbled by the generosity of our commu-
that the choice for the local STAR chap- nity.”
ter’s annual spring Affair to Remember Last year’s STAR gala raised more than
Western Gala to focus on the star was $86,000 for the association’s programs, a
obvious. Not only does the theme echo the “significant increase” from past years,
chapter’s name, but it also has a distinctly Gorman said. She also said that the event
Western feel, particularly in the Lone Star itself has grown since it began in 2005.
State. “We have changed venues, increased our
“The addition of our ‘STAR’ artists sponsors and guest list, as well as becom-
added a very new and exciting artistic ing an established and anticipated El Paso
edge to our Western Gala and silent auc- event,” she said. “We hope to see the num-
tion,” Gorman said. “Our guests were very ber (of money raised) continue to grow by
excited about the addition of our incredi- maintaining existing sponsors as well as
bly talented artists and to see their finished recruiting new ones, adding to our ever-
work. The artists themselves have a fol- growing guest list and building on a ‘Table
lowing and they are all very gracious and Captain’ concept.”
willing to include those individuals in our
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Art of fundraising “Skateboarding today isn’t at all like it
Cont’d from Page 35 used to be,” Zimmerman said. “We’re
proud of our outlaw roots, but the reality is
you see families, parents skating with their
Art on wheels kids, and a real cross-section of society out
at a skatepark. No other sport has outpaced
Another factor in establishing a theme is the growth of skateboarding in the past ten
being in tune to the interests of potential years.”
donors. Through fundraising events and support
El Paso Skatepark Association of some city leaders, Zimmerman said, the
Spokesperson Paul Zimmerman believes association continues to approach its goal.
the idea of the one-of-a-kind painted skate “Not long ago, (some skateboarders)
deck reaches out to a demographic that were climbing fences and trespassing ‘just
might not feel the need to attend a pricier to skate’ and now we’re advocates, urging
gala. (A skate deck is the skateboard minus our community to provide enough public
the wheels or other hardware.) skateparks and skate spots to keep pace
The association’s Skate Deck Art Show with the growth of the sport,” he said.
has not only established a niche, but also
helped show the local skating community A cross to paint
in a different light.
“Instead of a skater keg party with art, Rachel Escamilla, who helps organize the
the community now anticipates this color- Cross Art Auction for St. Stephen Deacon
ful gathering of artists, skaters, parents and and Martyr Catholic Church, said that
professionals,” he said. “It’s not the wine- maintaining a consistent theme makes it
and-cheese crowd, but they do bring cash more desirable for both the artists and art-
to support public skateparks.” buyers.
By combining the relatively low over- “We decided to use the same standard
head of simple materials (old decks pur- wooden panel shape for our Cross Art
chased for around $6), the recruitment of Auction so it will be identified each year
the area’s underground art scene, and use to our annual event,” she said. “The small-
of venues such as Olo Gallery and the er size allows for an opportunity for
Marco Polo and Black Market nightclubs, patrons to obtain an original piece of art at
the show has caught the eye of artists from a cost less than larger canvas
around the country. originals. Also, using a smaller-shaped
“In the synergistic spirit of the event, panel that does not require a frame is more
there were also welcomed X-factors, like appealing to the artists, as it requires less
Hans Drost, a tattoo artist from North time to paint and less painting material
" # %& ! " # !% % Carolina who FedEx’d a box full of decks than an original on canvas and a frame.”
% %& " %& $ from East Coast artists to help the cause,” With the auction now in its third year,
%& Escamilla said, some of the artists have
Zimmerman said of the 2010 show. “In the
last event, the quality and creativity of the participated at all three events, although
decks were better than ever. With intricate the number of participants continues to
designs, including Allain Angelos’s high- grow.
gloss flaming longboard featuring ’50s “This year, we had 90 in the auction and
fetish model Betty Page, Theron the majority of the artists were present,”
Nicholson’s tiki-totem carving, and Danny she said. “This last event drew over 200
Ben’s functional coat/hat rack, a total of 74 patrons and many stated they were amazed
distinctive boards were fish-lined onto the at the good quality work.”
Black Market walls.” Even though works from established
Zimmerman said that he took advantage artists are successful draws for the auction,
of all types of media to get the word out Escamilla said, it is a chance for all levels
&-'%& about the show, from local newspapers to and ages of artists to show off their talent.
+)) .'#( talk radio and social networking, with “We also encourage children to submit
( online previews of the decks offered on artwork on a cross panel and have had
both the association’s official site and its family members submit artwork for the
Facebook page. auction,” she said. “This past auction, we
The 3rd annual show drew around 200 gave out awards to both the adults and
people who took part in a mix of art, children.”
music and skateboarding while raising The 2010 auction helped to raise funds
both money and awareness for the associa- for the Villa Maria Women’s Shelter, and
tion. Escamilla said that the use of artwork has
“The top-grossing deck was hot pink been a great way to draw awareness to a
with sign language spelling ‘El Chuco,’ a need.
local nickname for the city,” Zimmerman “The submission of artwork to fundrais-
said. “This deck was auctioned live for ers is a great venue for new artists to
$400 and, in total, more than $3,400 was expose their talents,” she said. “The more
! raised in the most successful EPSA they contribute, the more name recognition
fundraiser to date.” they receive, as well as patrons remember-
! Zimmerman, who said that the next event ing the type of work they do.”
/ is still in the planning stages but will likely In addition, she said, it has also been a
be held in May again, said that the chance for individuals to become more
/ fundraising process continues to be a familiar with the value of seeing and pur-
learning experience. chasing original art, and it is a good idea
/ “We’re not really ‘event producers,’ so for events to let people know a little bit
every year we’ve done one, we learn a lit- about the artists behind the artwork, by
tle something about how to do it better,” providing bios or other information.
he said. “Our fundraiser comes from hum- “My husband, Alberto Escamilla, has
/ / ble beginnings and we don’t forget that — been donating artwork for over 20 years,
/ the amount of money raised is not the only and we have noticed that some patrons are
measure of success here. It’s about engag- not familiar with the value or importance
/ " ! ing the community and getting them to of original art,” she said.
support the best public skateparks in El
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Art of fundraising
Cont’d from Page 36
Escamilla agrees with Mayer that being
part of these events is a “win-win” situa-
tion for everyone involved.
“The artists receive exposure and can use
the amount auctioned as a tax donation,”
she said. “The patrons obtain a quality “Empty bowls” at silent auction.
piece of original artwork, help the non-
profit organization, and in some instances
said is apt because each bowl represents
claim a portion donated as a tax donation,
the talent and personality of its maker,
and the organizations receive additional
whether it be a young child or a seasoned
funding while conducting an artistic com-
munity event.”
“They represent our own ‘textures’ inside
Hungry for art of us,” Scott said. “It’s amazing, no one
has ever done the same thing twice.”
The Empty Bowls benefit for the West A few handmade punch-bowl-size bowls
Texas Food Bank takes the custom-art- are also created for a silent auction,
work concept one step further by allowing although everyone attending the event will
supporters of the fight against hunger to be able to take home the bowl of their
not only take home one-of-a-kind custom choosing. In keeping with the homemade
bowls during its annual soup dinner, but feel of the event, El Paso Community
also to contribute their own designs as College Culinary Arts students will serve
well. their original gourmet soup and bread
El Paso Community College art professor recipes in these bowls.
Mary Scott helps organize the event and “The students compete against each other
oversees the creation of the bowls them- for the best soup recipe,” Scott said. “They
selves in a workshop held each January have a great time doing this.”
prior to the event. Scott said that there are often around 500
“I think it helps that people get to make bowls created each year, and nearly all of
the bowls,” Scott said. “People of all ages them are taken home. Any bowls leftover
come from all over El Paso to attend the are saved for the following year’s event.
workshop; then come to the dinner and try Scott said that even those who aren’t inter-
to find their own bowl.” ested in attending the workshop love the
Because the bowls aren’t created exclu- results.
sively by professional artists, Scott refers “There are people who have their own
to the finished pottery bowls as “folk collection of the bowls,” she said. “They
bowls” rather than “fine art,” a title she come every year to get one.”

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Centennial Museum — University at through Saturday (open until 9 p.m.
Wiggins, UTEP. Changing exhibits are on the Thursdays), and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed
second floor, Lea and Discovery Galleries. Mondays. Admission is $6 for “Thread of
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Memory” (free for school-age children).
Saturday. Admission is free. Information: 747- Information: 351-3588 or
5565 or tory.
Showing through Feb. 28: Showing through April 24: “The Threads of
• “Specimens from North America’s Most Memory or El Hilo de la Memoria,” with 138
Polluted River,” photography, text, and river original Spanish documents, maps, and paintings
water art installations by California based from Spain’s exploration of these territories
Amanda Keller Konya. The exhibit’s focus is 300 years ago. This the first time the docu-
telling the “whole story” of the New River in ments have traveled outside of Spain.
California and Mexico, providing an opportunity Volunteer Training for “The Threads of
for El Pasoans to reflect on the condition of the Memory” is 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays,
through March 3. Become skilled at historical
! Rio Grande.
interpretation of museum exhibits and artifacts.
• “Ben Wittick’s Southwest Photographs,
1880-1903,” from the Centennial’s archives. Dr. Maceo Dailey of UTEP will lecture on
Wittick’s black and white photographs focused “Dr. Benjamin Quarles and African Americans
on the diverse environment and cultural history in the Civil War,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17.
! of the Southwestern United States and Also now showing is “Man-Made Thunder:
Northern Mexico. The History of Racing in the Borderland.”
Showing through May, 2011: “Awakening Our
" El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Giants: Farah Manufacturing Company.”
Center — 715 N. Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m. Free zip tours are 12:15 to 1 p.m. on selected
to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays.
Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday.
" Admission is free. Information: 351-0048 or
In conjunction with the Farah exhibit is a free
“Farah and Latino Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion” 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 29,
The El Paso museum depicts Jewish life in moderated by Irma (Loya) Tuder. This panel
! # $! $ " "#$ " # "#" !# "# "" & ! Europe before World War II, Hitler’s rise to will focus on the entrepreneurship of young
# $! $ " "#$ " # ! & "#" % # % $!" % power, the expulsion of Jews into ghettoes, life Latino adults and other immigrants. Audience
# #$! & # $ & in concentration camps, prisoner resistance to participation invited.
the Nazis and liberation of the camps. Also fea-
tured is a local survivors exhibit. Docents avail- Fort Bliss Museums and Study Center
able for guided tours. — Building 1735, Marshall Road (old PX build-
The center’s book club meets at 11 a.m. ing), Fort Bliss. Exhibits range from Civil War
Sunday, Feb. 27, to discuss “The Lioness of artifacts to the Patriot Missile System.
Judah: A Jewish Lion Tamer’s Memoir of Admission is free. Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Resistance and Survival” by Holocaust survivor daily. Information: 568-3390 or 568-5412.
Sara Hauptman of El Paso. With the relocation of the 1st Armored
The center’s Spring 2011 ‘Beyond the Basics” Cavalry Division to Fort Bliss, the museum is
free lecture series is 5:30 to 7 p.m. the fourth adding 35 tanks and 10 other vehicles to its
Thursday of the month. Schedule/RSVP: outdoor displays. The museum is also expand-
Education Director Jamie Williams at 351-0048, ing its exhibit on the post’s history with
ext. 28 or Mexico, including the 1916 “Punitive
Expedition” led by Gen. John “Blackjack”
El Paso Museum of Archaeology — Pershing.
4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso (west Also on Fort Bliss is Old Fort Bliss, Building
of U.S. 54). Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday 5051, corner of Pershing and Pleasanton, a
through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. reproduction of the Magoffinsville Post of 1854
Admission is free. Information: 755-4332. to 1868. Information: 568-4518.
Showing through Jan. 30: “Tradiciones y
Simbolos: Traditions and Symbols.” Insights El Paso Science Museum —
Showing Feb. 12-Aug. 14: “Settlement 505 N. Santa Fe. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Legacy: Native Americans of the Pass of the Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m.
North.” The exhibit tells the story of the Sunday. Admission: $6 ($5 seniors, students and
Manso, Suma, Piro, and Tigua Indians who, military; $4 ages 4-11). Information: 534-0000
more than four centuries ago, founded the mis- or
sions and pueblos that evolved into what are Opening in late February is “Your Spitting
now the sister cities of El Paso and Juárez. The Image,” the National Museum of Dentistry
exhibit, including historic images and cultural exhibit sponsored by El Paso District Dental
artifacts, is dedicated to the Tigua Indians of Society with three sections that explore the sci-
Ysleta del Sur Pueblo. ence of dentistry and oral health.
The opening day will be attended by tribal • “Forensics: Solving Mysteries” shows how
members and will honor Tigua tribal elder forensic dentists help law enforcement to iden-
Herminia Silvas and tribal attorney Tom tify missing persons and crime victims. Learn
Diamond, who helped restore tribal rights for how DNA samples from a toothbrush can help
Ysleta del Sur Pueblo. The exhibit also com- make an identification and how replica skulls
memorates Tribal Chief Santiago Bustamante, can determine gender and ethnicity.
Tribal Chief who died in December 2010. • “Saliva: A Remarkable Fluid” teaches proper
brushing and flossing as well as how saliva is
El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts being used as a diagnostic tool in medicine.
Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. For exhibit • “Bioengineering: Making a New You,” traces
information, see “Southwest Art Scene.” the evolution of tooth replacement since 2,500
El Paso Museum of History — 510 N. B.C.
Santa Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
Please see Page 39
Page 38 El Paso Scene February 2011
Special exhibit features include more than Mesilla, (at Las Cruces avenue west of the
Museums $500,000 in actual artifacts from shipwrecks
War Eagles Air Museum — 8012 Airport
Downtown Mall). Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30
Road, Doña Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa.
Cont’d from Page 38 and other treasure sites. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Admission is
Sunday. Admission: $5; $4 senior citizens and free. Information: (575) 647-4480 or
Also showing is “To the Ends of the Earth, Magoffin Home State Historic Site —
military; free for children under 12.
UTEP at The Poles.” UTEP biology faculty and 1120 Magoffin. The historic building will be
Information: (575) 589-2000 or war-eagles-air- Story Time for toddlers is 11 a.m. to noon
students, joined by high school teachers from El closed beginning Jan. 1 for at least 12 months Saturday, Feb. 19, featuring a “Thomas the
Paso and students from across the U.S., headed for restorations and repairs to ensure the con-
The warbirds of World War II and Korea, and Tank Engine” book and related activity. RSVP
for Antarctica and the Arctic to carry out tinued preservation of the building. Staff will
other historic military aircraft, are displayed in a encouraged.
research projects. This exhibit highlights their still be available for school outreach programs
54,000-square-foot building and surrounding
work, what they learned about the impact of and community presentations. During this time, NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
area. To get there: Take the Artcraft exit off
climate change, and explains the differences staff may be reached at 533-5147. Restoration — 4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. Hours
Interstate 10, head west past the Rio Grande to
and similarities between the north and south project updates at are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday,
Santa Teresa and follow signs to the airport and
poles. Guests can measure themselves against noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for
National Border Patrol Museum and museum.
different types of penguins, create an origami adults, $3 seniors 60 and older, $2 for children
Memorial Library — 4315 Transmountain
penguin and learn how actions in El Paso effect 5-17; free for age 4 and under. Information:
climate change at the poles.
Drive. The museum, in Northeast El Paso just Las Cruces area (575) 522-4100 or
west of U.S. 54, features the history of the
Las Cruces Museum of Natural
LYNX Exhibits — The exhibit space is at Border Patrol with uniforms, equipment, pho-
Former NMSU Museum Curator Dr. Terry
300 W. San Antonio (just south of Convention tographs, guns, motor vehicles, airplanes, boats History — Mesilla Valley Mall, Las Cruces
(Lohman exit off I-25). Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 Reynolds presents the story of Don Jose
Center). Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, and other items, including hands-on exhibits for
p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and Martine Amador (1836-1903) in “Not a Simple
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to kids. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays; 1 to 5 Farmer” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, as part
9 p.m. Friday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday and major
p.m. Sundays. All events are free unless other- of the museum’s lecture series. Amador was a
Closed Monday. Last admission is one hour holidays. Admission is free. Information: 759-
wise noted. Closed Feb. 21 for President’s Day. freighter, a merchant, a liveryman, a civic
before closing time. 6060 or
Information: (575) 522-3120 or leader, a hotelkeeper, a farm owner, a producer
Admission is $10 for adults; $8 seniors, mili-
tary and students with ID; and $6 ages 4 to 11.
Railroad and Transportation Museum Showing Feb. 4-June 5: “Disease Detectives.” of grains, forage and fruits and an inventor of
Children 3 and younger are free. Closed Jan. 1
of El Paso — More than 150 years of El Paso Opening reception 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5. farm equipment. Suggested donation: $2.
railroad history are on display at Union Depot A Sea Share Fair is 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. Showing Feb. 11-Aug. 28 in the Legacy
for New Year’s Day. Information: 533-4330 or
Transit Terminal, 400 W. San Antonio, at 12, with exhibitors and hands-on activities. Gallery: “Greetings to You: Historic Postcards,”
Durango. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday The monthly Sky Safari program begins at 7 more than 500 postcards that date back as
Showing through May 30: “Treasure!”
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and p.m. Saturday, Feb 12, at NMSU’s Tombaugh early as the 1880s. Postcards dramatically
Through nine thematic areas, “Treasure!”
1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Observatory. changed the way the world stayed in touch.
explores the history of discovered valuables,
Information: 422-3420 or The majority of the cards are from the collec-
the art and technology employed in hunting Las Cruces Railroad Museum — The
The museum is home of El Paso’s “Old No. 1”
treasure, and the personalities drawn to the
engine, the oldest Standard American locomo- museum is in the Santa Fe train depot, 351 N. Please see Page 40
hunt. Visitors start with a simulator ride
tive in the West built in 1857. Other exhibits
through a gold mine, and then launch into a
illustrate how railroads were used and
treasure hunt. Along the way, they experience
destroyed during the Mexican Revolution, as
hands-on activities such as driving a remotely
well as cover the history or urban transporta-
operated vehicle, sweeping a treasure field with
tion from mule cars through trolleys to stream-
a metal detector, panning for gold and cracking
lined streetcars of the mid-20th Century.
a real safe.

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Day,” in a small Clovis, N.M. recording studio
- - - Cont’d from Page 39
by producer Norman Petty. Petty recorded
numerous hopeful singers and local bands
including Holly, Roy Orbison, The Fireballs and
+%#' ,(* ()"#) $)(& tion of Audrey Alpers of Cimarron, N.M.
Showing through April 3 in the Arts
others. Included with the exhibit is a documen-
tary about the early days of rock ‘n roll in West
Corridor: “Vintage Views of Rural Women.”
Texas and New Mexico.

. - !! Showing through Aug. 21: “The Dust Bowl:

Dark Times in New Mexico.” The film
“Surviving the Dust Bowl” will be shown at
Geronimo Springs Museum — 211 Main
in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Hours are 9
(7 ".2(%0 (3-2)-' $.5- ! #./7 .& -%62 ,.-2(:1 #%-% 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon
the month (Feb. 12 and 26). to 4 p.m. Sunday.Admission: $5 ($2.50 students
312 .0$%0 ! /)88! &0., !-7 .,)-.:1 )- + !1. Showing in the North Corridor through 6 to 18; free for ages 5 and younger). Family
Sept. 18: “The Origins and Cultural rates: $15. Information: (575) 894-6600 or
!-$ !1* &.0 2(% #%-% 2. "% $%+)4%0%$ 5)2( 2(% /)88! Significance of the Chile Pepper in New
Mexico.” The monthly speaker series is 7 p.m. the third
2:1 (% #%-% -.2 2(% /)88! Valentine’s Day Crafts for Children is 9 a.m. Thursday of the month. The Feb. 17 topic is
()1 .&&%0 '..$ 5()+% 13//+)%1 +!12 to noon Saturday, Feb. 12. Bring in photo- “Riders on The Orphan Train.” Admission is
graphs and/or sentimental charms or beads. free, but donations welcome.
Juice and cookies provided. Cost: $12 per child The Historical Society’s annual fundraising
($10 members). Preregistration required. dinner is Sunday, Feb. 27,. Details and ticket
prices to be announced.
NMSU Art Gallery — D.W. Williams Art
Center, 1390 E. University Ave, (Williams Hall) Hubbard Museum of the American
(!$.5 2- 7%0 %$'%5..$ on the NMSU campus, Las Cruces (east of West — 841 U.S. Hwy 70 West, next to
- - Solano). Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday Ruidoso Downs (N.M.) Race Track. Hours: 9
- through Saturday. Information: (575) 646-2545 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. Admission: $6 ($5 for
- or seniors, military; $2 children 6-16; free for chil-
Showing through Feb. 23: 2011 Art Faculty dren 5 and younger). Information: (575) 378-
.-25..$ Biennial Exhibit. 4142 or
.-)/(!- 7%0
Showing Feb. 5-May 29 in the Greentree
- - - NMSU Museum — Kent Hall, University at Room: “New Deal Art from New Mexico,”
Solano, Las Cruces. Hours are noon to 4 p.m.
images of 40 New Deal paintings and sculp-
Tuesday through Friday. Admission is free.
tures by New Mexico artists. ”
%1! %+2! +!,%$! Information: (575) 646-5161 or
Videos on a variety of topics are featured at 2
p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in the Cope
Showing Jan.27-March 18: “Fake Clothes for
Center. Showing Feb. 1-28 is “Picturing the
.,)-.:1 .301 9 Imaginary People: Masked Traditions of
3-$!7 (301$!7 !, /, Venetian Carnival,” featuring vibrantly colorful
masks and costumes from “il Carnevale di New Mexico Museum of Space
0)$!7 9 !230$!7 !, !, Venezia.” The fascinating cultural tradition of History — Alamogordo off Indian Wells Blvd.
Venetian Carnival will be explored through Currently showing: “Space Frontiers,” a look
integration of objects, images, and texts. at space exploration in New Mexico from
Opening reception is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, ancient Native American observatories at
Jan. 27; light refreshments served. Chaco Canyon to the Very Large Array astro-

El Paso Scene Also showing through March 18:

“Southwest Native American Silver and
Turquoise Jewelry” and “Rock Art of the
nomical radio observatory.
Space center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: $6 ($5 for seniors and military, $4

USER’S GUIDE Southwest.”

Free family workshops are 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Saturdays in the museum courtyard (weather
ages 4-12, children 3 and younger free).
Information: (877) 333-6589, (575) 437-2840
Publication Schedule permitting). Activities are geared towards fami- Showing at the IMAX Dome Theater are the
Advertising information lies with young children, although all ages are films “Hubble” and “Sea Monsters.” See “Film
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Also Toy Train Depot — Alameda Park, 1991 N.
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White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo. An actual train
blanks” online press release form is at press release form and a media kit on El Paso Carlsbad Museum & Art Center — 418
Scene advertising. depot built in 1898, the building now houses a W. Fox Street in Carlsbad, N.M. Hours are 10
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available for free by email, and is also posted Sound: New Mexico’s Contribution to Rock ‘n
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Harvest, Furr’s and many more locations. Holly recorded his first hit, “That’ll Be the
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Museum hosts
from Spain
hanks to El Paso Scene’s ongoing
commitment to serve all facets of
our community, “Gallery Talk” will
take on a new look, expanding its focus to
include coverage on both the fine arts and
timely topics related to El Paso’s diverse
grouping of museums, both public and pri- eral sea, we are experiencing these events
vate. And what better way to start the ball across the sea of time. Some of these doc-
rolling than by delving into the behind-the- uments have not seen the light of day for
scenes story surrounding the scintillating 400 years, so this is a once-in-a-lifetime
new exhibition “Threads of Memory,” opportunity to view history books come to
which opened at the El Paso Museum of life.
History Jan. 23. “For instance, you will be able to read
Would you like to view documents so Cabeza de Vaca’s journal telling about his
precious that transporting them from one travels into Arizona; the Royal Decree
location to another required a police authorizing Hernando de Soto to explore
escort? It’s true! High security was only parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma and North
one part of a plethora of stipulations Texas; and the Peralta Proclamation, which
agreed to when “El Hilo de la Memoria: named Pedro de Peralta governor of New
España y los Estados Unidos” (“Threads Mexico following Juan Oñate’s original
of Memory: Spain and the United States”) venture into that territory.
made its way in late January from Santa “We get the opportunity to view the old-
Fe to the El Paso Museum of History. est-known map of the area where the
(Ironically, this journey traversed a route Spanish depicted settlements in the same
paralleling that taken by Spanish colonizer manner as they did medieval European
Don Juan de Oñate in 1598.) cities, showing the location of churches,
The 138 original documents, maps and buildings, and even the Spanish warring
drawings tell the story of Spain’s coloniza- with the natives, whom they often referred
tion of North America, with bilingual text to with the same distain as their former
explaining each one. enemy, the Moors. There is also a field
This unique offering was curated by the drawing of a buffalo, which they chris-
staff of Spain’s General Archives of the tened ‘cows of Cibola.’”
Indies in Seville, which created it first to Taylor notes that once El Paso was
tour Spain and Europe, and later offered it selected as a venue, obtaining financing
to the United States. Michael Tomor is was the next major effort.
best-known, director of the El Paso “A committee headed by Marie Angeles
Museum of Art, was also serving as tem- Gallardo, the honorary Spanish counsel in
porary director of the El Paso Museum of El Paso, was formed to handle fundraising
History (EPMH) when he became aware and other details. Fortunately, a group of
of and secured the exhibition for that Spanish sponsors — including the
museum early in 2009. Fundación Rafael del Pino, the Archivo
Sue Taylor, EPMH’s senior curator of General de Indias (General Archive of the
education, exclaims, “For El Paso, being Indies), and the State Corporation for the
chosen as a site for this exhibition was like Spanish cultural Action Abroad and the
winning the lottery!” State Corporation for the Spanish Cultural
The EPMH was selected as one of only Action Abroad (Sociedad Estatal para la
three U.S. venues, the others being Santa Acción Cultural Exterior, or SEACEX), in
Fe and New Orleans, to host this exhibi- collaboration with Spain’s Ministries for
tion. The museum had a similar elite role Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and
last year in being chosen to host the “Da Culture — lent their efforts a great deal of
Vinci Experience.” support.”
Putting the exhibition into modern-day Even with this kind of help, the commit-
perspective, Taylor explains, “‘Threads of tee still struggled to raise sufficient funds
Memory’ could be likened to the movie to cover a variety of unusual expenses.
version of Spain’s entry into the New Taylor elaborates, “Shipping was quite
World. However, cameras and sound expensive, as it was necessary to build
equipment didn’t exist in the 1600s, so special cases to protect these fragile docu-
everything that transpired had to be con- ments. Also, we had to redo the entire cli-
veyed through written records, drawings mate-control system within the museum to
and paintings. The exciting part is that meet the specifications laid out in the con-
what we have here are not replicas but tract, and of course, the insurance and
amazing original documents, including security fees to get the exhibition to El
royal decrees, journals, diaries, letters, Paso. Given all these factors, I believe the
documentation of meetings with indige- $6 adult admission fee is extremely rea-
nous groups, and everyday transactions sonable.”
such as city plans and even paper money. She emphasizes that admission for
“It’s hard to conceive that these are the school-age children is free and encourages
exact records that the Europeans who all teachers to contact the museum to
authorized these expeditions saw. The only arrange tour dates for their groups.
difference is rather than experiencing the
excitement of discovery from across a lit-
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Tomor, Curator Christian Gerstheimer and
Gallery talk other members of the EPMA staff are to be
Cont’d from Page 41 commended for commissioning and
obtaining funding for the exquisite, 313-
page (bilingual) coffee-table book
El Paso Arts Community 2011 “European Treasures at the El Paso
At first glance, it might seem that support
Museum of Art: International Gothic
for the arts in El Paso is showing signs of
through Realism,” which will debut when
decline. Only a handful of full-time art
a major new exhibition, “Monet to
galleries remain in business, several of
Matisse: French Masterworks from the
which have had to reduce staff and operat-
Dixon Gallery and Gardens” opens in
ing hours. The Arts International show is
early March 2011 in Memphis, Tenn.
struggling to regain the prominence it
Tomor emphasizes, “It has required a
enjoyed in the 1990s, and plans for a
massive effort over the past three years to
Downtown arts community are still on the
bring this volume into being. A combina-
drawing board.
tion of funding from the Samuel H. Kress
Seeking a more positive explanation, per-
Foundation, the El Paso Museum of Art
haps this is not a period of decline for the
Foundation and the National Endowment
arts but rather one in which each of us is
for the Arts made it possible for us to
being called upon to devise new and more
engage national and international scholars
imaginative ways to solve old problems. In
to do extensive new research on the artists
lieu of traditional galleries, restaurants,
and the period of time represented by these
coffee houses, antique stores and even hair
works. Each of the more than 70 paintings
salons now offer wall space to artists.
and sculptures in the collection will be
Individual artists are also making their
documented with a full-page color image
own contributions to furthering the promi-
and an essay providing details on the artist
nence of El Paso. Finding strength in num-
and the background of these masterpieces.
bers, art students of all genres are forming
“It’s a remarkable book that will be of
groups, such as the Romantic Realists,
major importance to academic and scholar-
Classical Impressionists and the Alazan
ly communities around the world, letting
Artists to sponsor their own shows. And
them know what we have in our collection.
each of us can make our own impact by
And, because we have not had a book on
supporting these efforts. If a tight budget
our European Collection since the muse-
precludes the actual purchasing of art, at
um’s 1961 publication all done by one
least give the artists affirmation by attend-
scholar, even more significantly it will
ing as many functions as possible.
reintroduce our fabulous permanent
European Collection to the local communi-
El Paso Museum of Art ty and visitors to the EPMA.”
Speaking of individuals involved in
impacting the regional arts community, El Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer
Paso Museum of Art Director Michael specializing in the visual arts.

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Adair Margo Fine Art — 215 Stanton, Hampton and Janet Archibald in the Cox
Suite 602 (Martin Building). Hours are 10 a.m. Gallery.
to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Opening reception for all three shows is 5 to
Friday. Information: 533-0048 or 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5. Showing through Feb. 26:
El Paso Artisan Gallery — Lynx Exhibits,
Big Bend photographs by James Evans and
300 W. San Antonio. The gallery features works
sculpture by Anna Jacquez. Evans is a photogra-
for sale by local painters, jewelers, crafters and
pher best known for his pictures of Big Bend
photographers. Lynx hours are 10 a.m. to 6
National Park, and Jacquez uses the ancient Services, 9640 Montwood. Information: Candy Paso City Hall, Two Civic Center Plaza. Hours
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and
technique of repousse (metal hammered from Mayer, 581-4971 or are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and noon to
the back) to construct miniature environments Information: MCAD, 541-4481 or
Chamizal galleries - Chamizal National 6 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday. Gallery admis-
that tell the stories of her childhood, coloring
Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Hours are 10 sion is free. Information: 533-4330 or lynxex-
the metal with prismacolor. Showing Feb. 15-March 14: “Through Her
a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday for
Eyes/A Través de Su Mirada,” photographs by
Adair Studio and Gallery — 5750 N. Abrazos Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday The space also features a mini Mexican
participants age 10 to 18 in the Latinitas after
Mesa (at the Summit). Gallery hours are 9 a.m. through Friday for Paisanos Gallery. Admission Mercado.
school clubs. Latinitas is a local youth program
to 3 p.m. Information: 471-2271, 587-8646 or is free. Information: 532-7273.
that uses creative multimedia education to El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts Showing Feb. 14-April 15 at Los Paisanos
empower Latina youth. The photos present a Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9
Gallery: Southwest paintings by 2011 Siglo de
Avant Studio and Gallery — The gallery’s vibrant, expressive and fascinating portrait of a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and
Oro poster artist Carmen Rodriguez.
new location is 101 NW Farm Road 259 in the border community. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to
Rodriguez’s portrait of Don Quixote was cho-
Canutillo, featuring original works by Ben L. 9 p.m. Thursday. Closed Mondays and holidays.
sen to represent the drama festival. CreArte classes — Teresa Fernandez hosts Admission is free. Information: 532-1707 or
Avant and Sally Backey-Avant. The working stu-
Showing Jan. 29-March 11 in the Abrazos classes for all ages in drawing, painting, sculp-
dio is open by appointment. Information: 422-
Gallery: “Siglo de Oro” Poster Collection, fea- ture, cartoons and photography at the CreArte
9992 or Showing through Feb. 13: The Border Art
turing posters from the Chamizal’s Siglo de Art Academy and Studio, 300 N. Resler.
Biennial 2010/Bienal Fronteriza de Arte 2010.
Ballroom Marfa — 108 E. San Antonio Oro Drama festival from past years. Bilingual Fashion Design Illustration Classes
The museum and the Museo de Arte de
Street in Marfa. Information: (432) 729-3700 or offered for ages 12-18. Call for schedule: 613-
Chinati Foundation — Marfa, Texas. Ciudad Juarez host the juried exhibition to 7817 or
Created by artist Donald Judd, the Chinati examine and highlight the artists from the bor-
Showing through Feb. 20: “Immaterial,” der states of the U.S. and Mexico. To empha-
Foundation houses one of the world’s largest
curated by Fairfax Dorn. The exhibit focuses Crossland Gallery — El Paso Art size the notion of collaboration, each museum
collections of permanently installed contempo-
on the physical and psychic tensions between Association’s gallery is 500 W. Paisano (in the
rary art. The collection is open for guided tours will exhibit one of two artworks by every artist
form, color and space across varied visual and Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are noon to 4
throughout the year at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. selected. All works included will be reproduced
structural mediums. p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is
Thursday through Sunday. Admission is $10 ($5 in the accompanying exhibition catalog, avail-
free. Information: 351-2811.
‘Celebre La Buena Vida’ — Artist submis- for students, seniors). Information: (915) 729- able for purchase at the Museum store.
Showing Feb. 5-26:
sions accepted through Feb. 14. for the 7th 4362. Call ahead for group tours. A series of 30-minute Focus Talks with select-
• “Textures of Tuscany and Beyond,” works by
annual art auction benefiting La Buena Vida The collection includes Dan Flavin’s untitled ed artists are 12:15 and 1:15 p.m. Wednesdays,
Krystyna Robbins in the Bissell Gallery.
Adult Day Centers. The event is planned for Marfa project, a monumental work in colored through Feb. 9.
• Artists of the Month, featuring Sirac Martinez
March 24 at Camino Real Hotel. Houses may fluorescent light that occupies six buildings. Showing Feb. 13-July 31: “Humble, Powerful
and Enrique Woo in the Williams Gallery.
picked up Sunland Art Gallery inside Sunland and Divine: Renaissance and Baroque Prints, in
Community Exhibit Space — The city’s • “Drawing: A Way of Seeing” works by Candy
Park Mall; Art Junction, 500 W. Paisano; The Mayer, Julie Caffee-Cruz, Rick Parra, Judy
“People’s Gallery” is on the first floor of El
Art Center, 3101 E. Yandell and Lutheran Social Please see Page 44

February 2011 El Paso Scene Page 43

Art Scene Encaustic International Gallery — 7100
Westwind, Suite 120. The gallery is the studio
Cont’d from Page 43 of El Paso encaustic artist Brigitte von Ahn.
Hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday and
celebration of the museum’s 50th Anniversary Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
celebration of the European collections. The Information/appointment: 833-0454, 581-4737
exhibit coincides with the release of the book or
“European Treasures: International Gothic
through Realism,” and features a selection of Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and
the more than 1,000 prints in the museum’s Gift Shop — Award-winning Impressionist
permanent collection such as woodcuts, Alberto Escamilla’s studio is 1500 Main Street
engravings and etchings that explore the power in San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
and passion of the Renaissance and Baroque Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
periods. The Museum’s collection of European Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday and by
prints spans six centuries and includes many appointment. Information: 474-0752 or alber-

movements and artists not represented by
other media. Students are being accepted at both the Main
A free zip tour of the exhibit led by curator Street location and the artist’s home gallery at
Christian Gerstheimer is 12:15 p.m. 1457 Amstater Circle (open by appointment).
Wednesday, Feb. 23. FORUM Arts and Culture — 1500 Texas
Showing through March 20: “Transforming Ave. (at Cotton), second floor. Hours are noon
the Figure: Post WWII Prints.” The figure has to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, or by
been an important subject for the artist. Since appointment. Artist studio spaces available.
the inception of Cubism and Expressionism in Information: 351-6521 or
the early 20th century the figure is now depict- Web:
ed in less conventional ways. The exhibition of
post-WWII prints by artists such as Romare Hal Marcus Studio and Gallery — 800
At PTEP, cardio exercise and Bearden, Arthur Bowen Davies, Ester N. Mesa, second floor (at Yandell). Hours are
weight resistance training Hernandez, Lester Johnson, Alice Neel, Pablo 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
Picasso, Doel Reed, Ben Shahn and Rufino Information: 533-9090 or
go hand in hand to maximize Showing through Feb. 11: “El Paso
Tamayo illustrates some of the various methods
your fitness and health! in which the figure can be depicted, either in a Postcards” group show. Area artists were
Get the most out representational or abstract style. asked “If you were to make a postcard for El
of exercise and Showing through April 3 in the Margaret Paso, what would it look like?” All art priced at
get the results you and Peter de Wetter Gallery: “Charles Marion $150, and includes watercolor, acrylic, oil,
want at El Paso’s Russell: Transportation in the West 1895-1921” porcelain, as well as photography. Actual post-
leading center for featuring seven ink and pencil on paper draw- cards of the show’s work will be available for
ings by American West artist C. M. Russell, as 50¢ each.

1071 Country Club Rd. Ste T (River Run Plaza) 915.584.1018

Personal Training.
well as, one 1950 pen and ink drawing on Showing Feb. 24-April 11: “The Nine” All-
paper by Tom Lea. The drawings trace the his- Star Art Exhibit featuring new works by nine of
tory and development of transportation in the El Paso’s favorite artists.
American West, portraying incidents and their “The Nine” artists featured are
effect upon human beings, rather than the Francisco Romero, known for his “plump peo-
transports themselves. Each of the drawings ple” paintings, bright colors, and reminiscent
was included in the Museum’s 1960 inaugural themes; Mauricio Mora, known for his oil paint-
exhibition. ings of porcelain like children, and high fashion
A zip tour of the exhibit led by curator women; Teresa Fernandez, a mixed media
Christian Gerstheimer is 12:15 p.m. Thursday, artist of abstract landscapes; Willibald de
Jan. 27. Cabrera, known for his realistic paintings and
Showing through April 10: “The Holy drawings; Daniel Padilla, whose paintings
Trinity/La Santisima Trinidad.” As part of muse- include area landscape, still life and portraits;
um’s ongoing rotation of the retablos in the Mark Paulda, an International award-winning
collection, this exhibition explores images of photographer; Bill Sullivan, master woodcrafts-
the holy trinity from 18th and 19th century man; Fr. Vincent Petersen, a painter of vibrant
Mexico. The Holy Trinity, the union of Father, “earthscapes”; and Hal Marcus, whose new art
Son, and Holy Spirit, has been a central dogma celebrates his love for the performing arts.
of Christian theology since the 4th century The gallery exhibits works by owner Hal
B.C.E. Marcus, a native El Pasoan who has been paint-
Free Zip Tours are 12:15 p.m. selected ing for over 40 years and is famed for such
Wednesdays led by museum staff members. locally inspired works as “El Mercado,” “El
Admission is free. Paso Navidad” and “Avenida Juárez.”
The Art Book Bunch meets 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Other featured artists include Teresa
the third Thursday of each month (Feb. 17) in Fernandez, Bill Sullivan, Manuel Acosta, Bill
the museum’s seminar room to discuss art- Rakocy, Candy Mayer, Vincent Peterson, Evelyn
related books. Cost: $10 per session (free for Ainsa, Mark Paulda, Francisco Romero and
museum members). Participants must provide Mauricio Mora.
their own books. A gift shop offers art-related gifts.

El Paso Studio Tour call for artists — International Museum of Art — 1211
The 3rd annual El Paso Artists Studio Tour is Montana. The museum is operated by the
seeking artists for the tour set for 10 a.m. to 5 International Association for the Visual Arts in
p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, the historic Turney Home. Hours are 1 to 5
April 9-10 on the Eastside, Northeast and p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Closed Jan. 1.
Mission Valley and April 16-17 on the Admission is free. Information: 543-6747 or
Westside, Upper Valley and Downtown. Entry
deadline for artists is March 1. Information: Showing Feb. 3-27: “Best of the Border”
833-0636, or pleinair- juried exhibit, featuring works of various media
T H U R S DAY, by some of the El Paso area’s most talented
artists. This year’s juror is Bill Rakocy.
F E B RUA RY 2 4 Art lovers browse the private studios, meet
the artists and shop for fine art. Admission is Classes meet 1 to 3 p.m.:
8PM free and refreshments will be served at each • The “Sketch Book Club” Black and White
studio. Sponsored by the Plein Air Painters of
Plaza Theatre Box Office 800-745-3000 El Paso and El Paso Scene.
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The 40 objects by 14 national artists represent
Art Scene the full spectrum of metals, including gold, plat-
Cont’d from Page 44 inum, fine and sterling silver, pewter, iron, and
stainless and mild steel, in combination with
Drawing class using live models meets Sundays
other materials such as optical lenses, nail pol-
through April 10, with teacher Mario Parra.
ish and hair.
Anyone wishing to improve drawing skills is
• In the Rubin Gallery: “Enrique Jezik: Lines of
welcome (bring pencils, pens, charcoal and a
Division.” Multi-media artist Jezik addresses
sketch pad). Cost: $15 per class.
five political borders of conflict: Mexico/USA,
• Portrait Sketching using live models with
Argentina/Paraguay/Brazil, Israel/Palestine,
Rudolfo Razo are Fridays through April 15.
North/South Korea, Afghanistan/Pakistan.
Bring large newspaper size print sketchpad and
Continuing through March 26 in the Project
charcoal. Cost: $10 per class.
Space: Fernando Llanos and Gregorio Rocha’s
• Open Studio with Manny Guerra are
“Revolutionary Imaginary: Death of a
Saturdays through April 16. Cost: $10 per
Videoman.” Mexican video artist Fernando
Llanos uses mobile video images of contempo-
Long Exposure Workshop — El Paso rary Mexican society projected onto historic
author and 2010 Travel Photographer of the buildings and sites of the Mexican Revolution in
Year finalist Mark Paulda presents the “Chasing El Paso to explore the theme of the Revolution.
Light,” long exposure photography workshop 7 Rocha as worked as an independent film, video
to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 23- and television director and producer since
24. Meet at San Jacinto Plaza Downtown on 1982. This final exhibition of Mexico 2010 will
Wednesday and at Ascarate Lake Thursday. draw attention to neglected historic buildings
Cost: $100. Information/meeting location: and sites of the revolution, while at the same time engaging important themes of contempo-
The workshop features nighttime practice as rary politics and society in Mexico.
well as discussion on photographing both sta- Opening reception for all three shows is 5 to
tionary and moving objects on long exposure. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, with special guest
Bring a camera with a manual setting and a master blacksmith Tom Joyce present. A special
tripod (optional). Dress warmly for the out- screening of Rocha’s short “Death of a
door workshop. Videoman” will be shown along with Jezek’s
“drawing” of the borders for his installation.
‘Our World Through a Lens’ — The sec- A lecture by Elissa Auther, associate professor
ond grade students of Dr. J. Leighton Green of contemporary art at the University of
Elementary will host a photography exhibit of Colorado, Colorado Springs is 6 p.m.
their work 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at the Wednesday, March 2, in the auditorium.
school. More than 150 photographs will be fea- Auther is the author of “String, Felt, Thread
tured. Music provided by UTEP students and and the Hierarchy of Art and Craft in American
refreshments available. Admission is free. Art,” co-editor of “The Countercultural
Information: 231-2700. Experiment: Consciousness and Encounters at
The photographs, wall calendars and memory the Edge of Art, 1965-1975” and co-director of
books of the students’ works will be for sale. “Feminism & Co.: Art, Sex, Politics.”
Pastel Society of El Paso — The society’s San Elizario galleries — Several galleries
monthly meeting is 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, and artist studios are now open 1445 to 1501
at the International Museum of Art, 1211 Main Street near the San Elizario Plaza on the
Montana, featuring a “Paint Around.” Each par- Mission Trail. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
ticipant starts with his or her own setup then Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
moves from easel to easel until all artists have a Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
chance to work on all others’ works. This pro- Information. 474-1800 or 345-5945.
gram is free and the open to the public. Galleries include Main Street Gallery,
Information: 581-4971. Horseshoe Gallery, Faro Gallery and Peña
Rhonda Doré ‘Hearts’ — Original limited- Gallery and Studio.
edition hearts by artist Rhonda Doré will be Artists featured include Nina Walker, Maria
featured in February at both East and West Branch, Rosa Maria Burgos, Al Borrego,
locations of Collectibles, 1530 Lomaland and Stephanie Conroy, Aida Meza-Gallegos, Aaron
4700 N. Mesa. Hearts are prices at $40 each Gallegos, Alberto Escamilla, Ricky J. Carrasco
and have not be been available for public pur- and Amado Pena Jr.
chase before. Some of the materials Sasahara Gallery — The new gallery is at
Doré employs are ink, artist’s crayon, acrylic 7100 Westwind Drive, Suite 135, features fine
and a wide selection of papers, labels and tags. art paintings, jewelry, sculpture, photography,
Information: 534-4243 (West), 594-0162 (East) prints, cards and portraits. Art classes offered.
or Hours are 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, and noon to 4
Rio Bravo Watercolorists – The group p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Information: 584-
will host a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, 4222 or Web: sasa-
Feb. 16, at Vista Hills Country Club, 2210
Trawood. All watercolorists and art lovers invit- Showing in February in the Main Gallery is the
ed. Reservations required: Jeannie, 842-9365. “Art of Love” Valentine art show, featuring
works in various styles and media. Opening
Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald reception is 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12.
Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is next to Sun Cost for classes beginning in February are $60
Bowl Stadium (off Dawson Drive). Hours are for four-week session (materials not included).
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Reservation deadline is Feb. 11; space limited.
Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and noon to • Introduction to Pastels — 5 to 7 p.m.
5 p.m. Saturday. Information: 747-6151 or Fridays, beginning Feb. 18, with instructor Linda Noack.
Showing Jan. 27-March 26: • Introduction to Drawing — 1 to 3 p.m.
• In the L Gallery: “Different Tempers,” an Saturdays, beginning Feb. 19, with instructor
exhibit by the Center for Craft Creativity and Jose Clement.
Design. The exhibit explores the distinctions
and commonalities between jewelry and black-
smithing, two realms of metalsmithing that
rarely interact despite their shared medium. Please see Page 46
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Art scene Las Cruces/Mesilla ArtForms Studio Tour — The Las by Yanick D’hooge.
Cruces-based ArtForms Artist Association of • Mesquite Street Studios — 922 N. Mesquite.
Cont’d from Page 45 ‘For the Love of Art month’ — February New Mexico presents its 2011 Studio Tour 10 New Mexico Watercolor Society, Southern
is For the Love of Arts Month in Las Cruces, a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 12- Chapter art show and demonstrations.
celebrating the city’s various performing and 13 and Feb. 19-20. The tour features several • New Dimension Art Works — 615 E. Piñon.
Sotoa Gallery — 500 W. Overland. The visual arts. The month, sponsored by ArtForms, area artists at Las Cruces galleries and studios. Sculpture and ceramics by John B. Northcutt.
gallery, part of the Sotoa Office Lofts, will fea- is highlighted by several special studio tours, Maps available at several Las Cruces locations, • Nancy Frost Begin — 1982 Avenida de
ture “25 Years of Adair Margo Gallery” exhibits and performances. Information: (575) including some of the participating studios. Antigua. Watercolors, woodcuts and oil paint-
through Feb. 25, featuring works by Susan 527-0002 or Information: (575) 527-0200 or ings.
Davidoff, James Drake, Gaspar Enriquez, See various gallery listings for event details. • Cally Williams Pottery — 331 Capri Arc.
Fermin Gutierrez, Billy Hassell, Annabel ‘A Celebration of Mandelbrot’ — The Featured both weekends: Pottery, sculpture, jewelry, weaving, painting
Livermore, James Magee, Joel Salcido and Mesilla Valley Fractal Artists exhibit runs • La Jardin de Las Cruces — 4010 N. Valley. and silk scarves.
Rachelle Thiewes, with a special tribute to throughout February at Funky Karma Incense Southwest crosses and metalworks, wood- Featured Feb. 19-20:
Manuel Acosta, Jose Cisneros, Luis Jimenez and and Tea Shop, 3207 S. Main. Opening reception working, ceramics and watercolor by David • The Village at Northrise Artists — 2880 and
Tom Lea. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12. Jaquez. 2882 N. Roadrunner Parkway Hallmark and
through Friday. Information: 539-2083, Information: (575) 635-2275. • Summers’ Crafts — 865 Trojan Loop. Raku Morningside Buildings. Various media. and stonework pottery by Randy Summers. • Sisters of the Heart — 700 El Prado. Hanging
Adobe Patio Gallery and Studio — The • Bonnie Mandoe Studio & Gallery — 825 mobiles, collages, prints and ceramics by Gerie
Sunland Art Gallery — The El Paso Art gallery owned and operated by artists Carolyn Muchnikoff and Sherry Doil Carter.
Quesenberry. Oil painting.
Association co-op gallery is in Sunland Park and Henry Bunch’s new location at 1765 • Mesquite Art Gallery — 340 N. Mesquite. • Lynn K. Miyake — 2050 Cortabella. Sacred
Mall, second level across from The Greenery, Avenida de Mesilla. The historic building once Photography, prints, pastels and paintings by images in egg tempura.
with 30 El Paso artists represented. Hours are served as a weigh station for the stagecoach. Mel Stone.
10 a.m. to 8.m. Monday through Saturday, Information/hours: (575) 523-0573. ‘Artists of Picacho Hills’ — The group’s
• Studio 1060 — 1320 Kilmer. Clay sculpture,
noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Information: 584-3117, exhibit and sale is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday,
pottery and drawing by Deborah J. Moore.
474-0053 or Feb. 6, at Picacho Mountain Visitor’s Center,
Art at the Amador — ArtForms Artists • Unsettled Gallery and Studio — 905 N.
Showing Feb. 2-26: “Art From The Heart,” 7038 Calle Estancias in Las Cruces, featuring
Association of New Mexico, hosts the exhibit Mesquite. Oil, jewelry, and various media by
featuring works by various artists with a works by group members. Information: (575)
and sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Donald Brenner, Cherie Gamboa and others.
Valentine’s theme and small gift items. Opening 523-1740 or
Feb. 19-20, in the historic Amador Hotel, 180 • Lynn Unangst — 4020 Red Yucca Court.
reception is 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4.
W. Amador, in Las Cruces, featuring several Hand-woven garments, petit point, woven gift Branigan Cultural Center — Branigan
‘Toma Mi Corazon/Have a Heart’ — local artists. Information: (575) 527-0020 or items and “Spirit Minders.” Building, 501 N. Main, (Downtown Mall) Las
“Heart Art” by artists and celebrities will be up Featured Feb. 12-13: Cruces. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday
for bids at the 10th annual auction at 6 p.m. • Roy van der Aa — 2645 Doña Ana Road. through Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Thursday, Feb. 3, Camino Real Hotel, 101 S. El Art Galaxy — 2521 Avenida de Mesilla, Suite Multi collage. Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2154
Paso Street. Proceeds benefit Avance El Paso A, in Caballero Plaza, Mesilla. Hours are noon • Sanity Silversmithing — 2986 Sundance or
Chapter. Tickets: $25. Information: 351-2419. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday; closed Circle. Jewelry, photos, watercolor collage by Showing through Feb. 3: “Jam Session:
Preview of hearts and on-line ticket purchases Monday. Information: (575) 525-8178 or Margaret K. Berrier. America’s Jazz Ambassadors Embrace the
at The gallery’s First Annual • Gabriella Denton — 403 Court, # B. Folk art World.”
Proceeds benefit Avance’s family support and Anniversary Opening event is 6 to 9 p.m. prints and contemporary paintings. Showing Feb. 4-26:
education program. Saturday, Feb. 12. • Studio 308 #1 — 308 N. Mesquite. Digital
imaging, pigment prints and prints on Plexiglas Please see Page 47

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Art scene Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery — 2470- NM Watercolor Society exhibit — The Preston Contemporary Art Center —
A Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla. Hours are 10 Southern Chapter will host an exhibit and 1755 Avenida de Mercado (end of Calle de
Cont’d from Page 46 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and demonstrations 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Mercado). Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
• Artforms Member Show, featuring works of noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. New works displayed noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12-13, at through Saturday; or by appointment.
all media including paintings, drawings, sculp- every three months. Information: (575) 522- Mesquite Street Studios, 922. N. Mesquite in Information: (575) 523-8713 or prestoncon-
tures, jewelry, paper, fiber arts and wood. 2933 or Las Cruces. Information: (575)532-0918 or
• “By George!” works by Las Colcheras Quilt February’s featured artists are Carol Lopez Currently showing are works by Craig Cully,
Guild. This year’s theme is based on the fabric and Karin Bradshow. Lopez works with a vari- painting; Fernando Delgado, photography; Ed
ety of medias including oils, acrylics, charcoal
Nopalito’s Galeria — 326 S. Mesquite in Freeman, photography; Charlotte Segall, draw-
patterns of Las Cruces artist George Mendoza. Las Cruces. Hours are 1 to 3 p.m. Friday and
• “I See Red,” juried exhibit by New Mexico and chalks, as well as encaustic. Bradshow’s ing and Leandra Spangler, sculpture.
noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Information: (575)
Watercolor Society Southern Chapter celebrat- work depicts traditional Pueblo Indian designs for her highly detailed ballpoint pen drawings
ing the color red. Twelve chapter artists creat- burned into symmetrical gourds. on translucent vellum.
The Las Cruces Art Association’s “For the
ed an original painted based on something red Also showing in February is “My Masterpiece”
in celebration of “For the Love of Art Month.”
Love of Toys” with Camino del Arte runs Feb. Rio Grande Theatre Galleries — 211
related to a different month of the year. 11-March 5. Opening reception is 11 a.m. to 3 Downtown Mall in Las Cruces, in the theatre
Reception for all exhibits is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Local artists will work in the style of famous
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12. lobby. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
Feb. 4 during the monthly Downtown Ramble. artists such as Charles Russell, R. C. Gorman,
Artist reception for “Native Spirit,” Native through Friday. Information: (575) 523-6403.
Monet and others. Visitors are invited to enter
Cutter Gallery — 2640 El Paseo (at American-themed oil paintings by Mary Beagle Showing through February in celebration of
a contest and identify the artists to whom the
University), Las Cruces. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 is 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12. She won first “For the Love of Art Month” are works of
paintings pay homage.
p.m. Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. place for oils in the 2009 Las Cruces Arts expressionist painter Luis Navarro. Navarro’s
Saturday. Information: (575) 541-0658. ‘New Endeavors’ — The General Association members’ show. mental masterpieces in vibrant color are life-
Showing Jan. 29-March 16: “The Bridge to Federation of Women’s Clubs Progress Club of Artist reception for “Break Down, Through like portraiture and visions of what he calls “a
Tir Na Nog and other Joys,” amusing paintings Las Cruces hosts the exhibit featuring photog- and Out,” works by Linda Hagan, is 6 to 8 p.m. dream world just one step removed from our
by Rosemary McLoughlin. raphy and paintings Feb. 4-26, at Thomas Saturday, Feb. 19. Landscape and equestrian own.” Artist reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday,
Opening reception is 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho in subjects are her main focus. Feb. 4, as part of the Downtown Art Ramble.
Jan. 29. Las Cruces. Opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m.
The gallery hosts “A Night With Cupid” 5 to Friday, Feb. 4. Information: (575) 521-3227. Please see Page 48
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, featuring jewelry
by Joyce Deaso, men’s fashions by Kaya’s
Cottons and Things for the Desert, door
prizes, wine and hors d’oeuvres.
‘For the Love of Toys’ — Las Cruces Art
Association will hosts the exhibit Feb. 12-27 at
Nopalito’s Galeria, 326 S. Mesquite. Opening
reception is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
12. Gallery hours are 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays and
noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Information: (575)
524-2329 or
‘From the Ground Up XXV’ call for
artists — The Las Cruces Museum of Art,
490 N. Water, seeks submissions through
April 8 for the 2011 Potters’ Guild regional
juried ceramic Exhibit. Open to ceramic artists
from the Rocky Mountain region of the United
States – New Mexico, Texas, Arizona,
Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and
Idaho. Artists may submit up to four entries
that were completed within the past three
years. Fee: $30 for one to four submissions.
Information: (575) 541-2137. Forms available
online at
Las Cruces Art Fair Call for artists —
Artists are sought for the juried, professional
art show March 25-27 at the Las Cruces
Convention Center. More than 70 artists and
fine artisans will show and sell their work.
Jury fee is $25. Information/applications (575)
526-9674, or
Las Cruces Museum of Art — 491 N.
Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 9 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Closed
Sunday and Monday. Information: (575) 541-
2137 or
Showing Feb. 4-April 2: “Sight Unseen: the
Sculptures of Michael Naranjo,” a retrospective
exhibition showcasing 30 years of work in
stone, wax and clay. In 1968, Naranjo was
blinded and his right hand was badly injured by
a grenade attack while he was serving in
Vietnam. Many of Naranjo’s sculptures are cast
in bronze with a dark black patina, the color
the artist sees. Works on display include inti-
mate scenes of everyday life, reflections of the
Pueblo culture and an Eagle Dancer. The public
is encouraged to touch the art.
Artist reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4,
and a lecture by Naranjo is 1 p.m. Saturday,
Feb. 5, at Branigan Cultural Center.

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Advance registration required; call for location.
Art scene Information/registration: Linda Giesen, (575)
Cont’d from Page 47 636-4516 or Cost:
$275 ($250 guild members).
Tapestry Weaving Workshop — The
Koehler is an internationally recognized tapes-
Mesilla Valley Weavers Guild hosts a five-day
try artist who lives in Santa Fe. Smithsonian
tapestry workshop “Color and Design” taught
Museum of American Art.
by NM tapestry artist, James Koehler Feb. 18-
Membership in the Mesilla Valley Weavers
23 for students of all levels. The workshop
guild is $10 per year.
explores various color and design principles and
students have the opportunity to weave one or Tombaugh Gallery — First Unitarian
two miniature tapestries. Looms and tools pro- Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S.
vided by the Las Cruces Museum of Art and Solano. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
materials are included in the workshop fee. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Information:
(575) 522-7281 or
Showing through Feb. 4: Abstract paintings
by J. Carey Crane and Deborah Welch.
Showing Feb. 6-March 4 as part of “For the
Love of Art Month” and Black History Month:
“Colored,” new works by multi-media artist
Georgina Feltha, who uses handmade papers
and natural found objects in large construc-
tions, installations, sculpture and wall mounted
work incorporating African imagery and sensi-
bilities. Opening reception is 11:30 a.m. to 2
p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, featuring an artist’s talk.
Unsettled Gallery and Studio — 905 N.
Mesquite, in Las Cruces. Hours are 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Saturday, and by appointment.
Information: (575) 635-2285 or unset-
&#$! " $" ' Showing Feb. 5-26 as part of “For the Love
of Art Month”: “A Map of One Journey,” works
' by C.C. Cunningham. Opening reception is 4
to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5,

% An Evening with the Artist — Mimbres
! "" !' Region Arts Council presents digital media
" artist and painter Peter Bill at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 10, at the Western New
# Mexico University’s Parotti Hall in Silver City as
part of its monthly art lecture series. Admission
#$! '
is free. Information: (575) 538-2505 or 1-888-
Art Hop — The Truth or Consequences
Downtown Gallery District Association hosts
the event 6 to 9 p.m. the second Saturday of
each month (Feb. 12), featuring seven art gal-
leries and other venues in the downtown
gallery district. Various receptions, refresh-
# # ments and musical entertainment will be fea-
! tured during these monthly events.
""" # #
Information: (575) 894-0528,
Venues include The Living Room, Parisi, Main
Street, M, Art Galore, Bradley Gallery and
Blue Dome Gallery — The gallery is now
in the Bear Mountain Lodge, 60 Bear Mountain
Ranch Road near Silver City, N.M. Hours are
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday
and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Information
(575) 534-8671 or
Community Arts Party — The City of
Socorro, N.M. will host its 15th annual arts
event featuring hands-on workshops hosted by
local artists and organizations for all ages, 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, in Finley Gym,
202 Mccutcheon. Wear old clothes. Admission
is free. Information: (575) 835-5688 or nmt-

MRAC Gallery — The Mimbres Region Arts

Council Gallery is in Wells Fargo Bank Building,
1201 Pope (at 12th) in Silver City. Open during
regular bank hours. Information: (575) 538-
2505 or
Showing through March 10: MRAC Member

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‘Parallel Lives’ — El Paso Community This “conversation on the nature of evil” is set
College’s Performers Studio present the comic in the mind of the murderer where he relives
montage, originally written and performed by and explores, through the urging of Porfiry and
Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy based on the Sonia, the thoughts, ideas and feelings that
“Kathy and Mo Show,” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28-29 drove him to his horrible crime.
and Feb. 4-5, at the EPCC Transmountain
‘Rite of Spring’ and Other Dances -
Campus Forum. Directed by Lisa McNiel.
UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance fea-
Tickets: $10 ($5 students/seniors/military).
tures its spring faculty dance performance Feb.
Information: 637-4029, 831-5056 or
10-13 in the Fox Fine Arts Wise Family
‘Beauty and the Beast’ — Kids-N-Co., Theatre, featuring choreography by Emily
1301 Texas, presents its version of the classic Morgan, Myron Nadel and Lisa Smith and per-
fairy tale written and directed by Erik Myers formances by dancers from UTEP and the
Jan. 29-Feb. 20. Fridays and Saturdays and community. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday
2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $7 ($5 children, through Saturday and 2:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday.
seniors, students and active military); available Tickets: $12 ($10 UTEP faculty/staff, seniors,
at the door one hour before show. Advance military, groups of ten or more and non-UTEP
reservations accepted for groups of 10 or students; $9 UTEP students and ages 4 to 12).
more. Information: 351-1455 or Information: 747-5118,
Igor Stravinsky’s powerful score, “The Rite of
‘Blithe Spirit’ — Noel Coward’s British Spring,” is the inspiration for this year’s per-
comedy is Feb. 11-March 5 at El Paso formance, as Morgan tackles the rhythms of
Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Directed by Jean this music, creating an original contemporary
Ames. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday dance work full of dramatic intensity and move-
and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 ($8 seniors, $7 ment texture. Nadel and Smith contribute two
military and students with ID). Information: new pieces, “Deep Blues from the 10th
532-1317, Avenue Laundromat,” set to a suite of songs by
The play asks the question: “Can dead wives Peggy Lee, and a pas de deux that explores the
still be jealous?” Yes! original man vs. woman dynamic of Adam and
‘Brundibar’ — Youth Opera of El Paso will Eve. The program also features two historic
perform the children’s opera Feb. 4-6, at La Fe modern works by Martha Graham.
Culture and Technology Center, 721 S. Ochoa ‘El Sueño de Petra’ — “Viva Mexico”
(rear building). The 40-minute opera is 7:30 Theater Ensemble and El Paso Community
p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and College’s Senior Adult Program present the
2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $5. Information: original bilingual comedy by Rubert Reyes at
449-4069. 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m.
The Youth Opera recently presented Sunday, Feb. 11-13, at Chamizal National
“Brundibar” at the National Opera Association Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Directed and
Convention in San Antonio. “Brundibar,” by translated by Malena Cano. Admission: $6.
Jewish Czech composer Hans Krása, tells the Information: 772-3905, 329-7774, 831-7803 or
story of a fatherless sister and brother who sing
in the marketplace to raise money for their ill
mother. The evil organ grinder Brundibár chas- ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman’ - UTEP
es them away, but the children succeed with Dinner Theatre presents Terrance McNally’s
the help of a sparrow, cat, dog and other chil- Tony-winning musical based on the Manuel Puig
dren. The opera, written on the eve of World novel “El Beso de la Mujer Arana” Feb. 11-27,
War II, was first performed by Jewish children with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred
in a concentration camp. Ebb. Showtime is 7 p.m. Wednesday through
Saturday; dinner matinee performance is 1:30
‘The Dinosaur Musical’ — Ysleta High p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13; non-dinner matinees are
School Theatre Club presents the zany family 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20 and 27. Tickets $26-
show at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and 2 $38 dinner shows; $12-$22 non-dinner mati-
p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5-6, at El Paso Public Library nee. Information: 747-6060.
Main Branch, Admission is free. Information: Cellmates in a Latin American prison,
Performances are free of charge. Information: Valentin is a tough revolutionary undergoing
434-8114 or torture for political information and Molina is
At the end of the Cretaceous period, a giant an unabashed homosexual serving eight years
meteor collides with the earth and wreaks for deviant behavior. Molina shares his fantasies
havoc with the ecosystem. To avoid extinction, about a movie actress named Aurora with
the dinosaurs sign a peace pact called the Valentin to help him escape mentally from the
“Treaty of Meat.” For a time there is peace horrors of the prison.
between the Carnivores and the Herbivores,
but when the wise King of the Tyrannosauruses ‘The Vagina Monologues’ — UTEP’s
suddenly dies and his none-too-clever teen son, annual production of the award-winning Eve
Quincy, rises to power, trouble begins. Ensler play will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb.
11-12 at Magoffin Auditorium. The production
‘Crime and Punishment’ - No Strings is part of V-Day at UTEP. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Theatre Company presents Marilyn Campbell with pre-show by Chrissy Gurrola Friday and
and Curt Columbus’s adaptation of the Fyodor Jayden’s Playground Saturday, as well as other
Dostoyevsky novel through Feb. 6, at Black multimedia entertainment both days. Proceeds
Box Theatre in Las Cruces. Directed by Shaun go towards the Reynolds Home. Tickets: $10
Hadfield. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and general admission; $20 VIP. (Ticketmaster).
Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30 and Feb. 6, V-Day (V for Victory, Valentine and Vagina) is
and 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3. Tickets: $10 ($9 a global movement to stop violence against
students and seniors with ID, $7 all seats
Thursday). Information: (575) 523-1223 or no- Please see Page 50
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Stage at the Community Youth Warehouse, 200
Church Rd., Ruidoso (behind the Cornerstone
Cont’d from Page 49 Bakery). Tickets are $10. The performances
are a fundraiser to take the show to a state
women and girls. Information:
American Association of Community Theatre
This year’s production is sponsored by
competition in March in Artesia. Information:
Frontera Women’s Foundation and hosted by
(575) 336-1530.
Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance.
‘Freedom Road’ — The play about the
‘The Prisoner of Second Avenue’ — Las
colonial era of England and Spain is 6 p.m.
Cruces Community Theatre presents Neil
Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb.
Simon’s Manhattan comedy Feb. 11-27.
25-27, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S.
Directed by James Jensen. Showtime is 8 p.m.
San Marcial. Admission: $25 ($15 children).
Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Opening Night Gala is Friday, Feb. 11, with buf- ‘The Homecoming’ — The UTEP
fet and drinks. Tickets: $10 ($9 students, sen- Department of Theatre and Dance presents
iors and military; $8 per seat for groups of 10 the Harold Pinter play March 4-13, in the Fox
or more; $7 ages six and younger). Information: Fine Arts Studio Theatre. Showtime is 8 p.m.
(575) 523-1200 or Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
A well-paid executive loses his job; his wife Directed by Joel Murray. Ticket information:
takes a job to tide them over, but she soon gets 747-5118.
fired. Compounded by a variety of other prob-
lems, he does the only thing left for him to do-
Death Before Dessert — El Paso
Playhouse’s comedy group (formerly “Die
he has a nervous breakdown and it’s the best
Laughing”) performs mysteries the last
thing that ever happened to him.
Saturday of the month at Il Posto Italiano
‘Love Secrets from Outer Space’ — Ristorante, 7128 N. Mesa. Reservations
Local playwright Timothy McAndrews presents required: 585-2221. Information: elpasoplay-
the short play Feb. 12-14 at the newly re-
opened Tumbleweed Theater, 205 Broadway in
Columbus, N.M. The comedic dinner show is Auditions & classes
preceded by a Valentine’s Day musical variety
show featuring local performers. Performances
‘Lost In Yonkers’ auditions — Auditions
for EPCC’s production of Neil Simon’s prize-
are 7 p.m. Saturday and Monday and 2 p.m.
winning play are 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31,
Sunday; doors open 90 minutes prior to show-
and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at El Paso
time. Tickets: $20; includes dinner.
Community College’s Valle Verde Campus
Reservations required: (575) 531-2542 or (575)
Room C401 (top floor). Needed are 4 men, 3
women, and auditions consist of cold readings
‘Love Letters’ — The 11th annual from the script. Performances are 7:30 p.m.
Valentine’s Day production is 7 p.m. Monday, April 8-9 and April 15-16 at EPCC
Feb. 14, at the Black Box Theatre at 430 N. Transmountain Campus. Information: Cornelia
Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. No Strings Patterson, 831-2228, 203-1718 or corneliap-
Theatre Co. continues its tradition of A.R.
Gurney’s evocative, touching and frequently
funny lifetime exchange of letters.
‘Spitfire Grill’ auditions — No Strings
Theatre will host auditions for the musical by
Refreshments served afterward. Tickets: $10
James Valcq and Fred Alley, based on the book
($9 students and seniors over 65). Reservations
by Lee David Zlotoff at 7 p.m. Sunday and
recommended. Reservations/information: (575)
Monday, Feb. 6-7, at the Black Box Theatre,
523-1223 or
430 N. Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces.
The annual production stars Steve and
Directed by Nikka Ziemer. Needed are three
Meredith Loring.
men age 20s to 40s and four women age 20s to
‘Dog Sees God: Confessions of a 70s. Singing skills needed. Audition consists of
Teenage Blockhead’ — American cold readings from the script and a prepared
Southwest Theatre Company presents Bert V. piece of music; a copy of the script is on
Royal’s comedic unauthorized parody of the reserve at Branigan Library. Performance dates
“Peanuts” comic strip) Feb. 18-March 6 at are April 8-24, possible extension to May 1.
NMSU’s Hershel Zohn Theatre. CB and the Information:
gang are back, though now teenagers facing
real problems. A dead dog, drug use, friends
‘Barabbas’ auditions — El Paso Playhouse,
2501 Montana, will host auditions for an origi-
who have been institutionalized, trouble at
nal musical by Fred Keyser 7 p.m. Sunday and
school: Good Grief! Contains adult content; not
Monday, Feb. 20-21. Needed are four bari-
intended for youth. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.
tones, two tenors, one alto (includes solo), one
Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
soprano and several chorus members. One boy
Tickets: $10-$15. Information: 1-800-525-
age 10 to 14 also needed for non-singing role.
ASTC (2782).
Directed by Kate Keyser. Performances are
‘A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and April 15-May 7. Information: 532-1317 or elpa-
A Prayer’ — No Strings Theatre presents
the V-Day event at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30
p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19-20, at Black Box Theatre
The Glasbox — The Border Theatre’s new
performance space at 1500 Texas (entrance on
in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. A large por-
Langtry), offers workshops, performances and
tion of the proceeds goes to local antiviolence
other activities. Information: 424-5283 or
and family crisis centers in Las Cruces and
Juarez. Ticket information: (575) 523-1223.
• The Border Theatre “New Work Collective”
This production is a series of monologues
workshops — 2 to 5 p.m. the second Saturday
written by various writers such as Eve Ensler,
of the month through May 14. The workshops
Edward Albee, Howard Zinn, and Alice Walker.
seek to create production opportunities and a
The 12 monologues featured this year explore
network for local playwrights or screenwriters
different avenues of violence, survival, and the
interested in developing one-act, short film or
human capacity to overcome.
full-length scripts. Cost: $20 per month:
‘A Bad Year For Tomatoes’ — Lincoln Information:
County Community Theatre presents the com-
edy at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25-26, Please see Page 51
Page 50 El Paso Scene February 2011
f ever there were a mother or first
lady of theater in El Paso, it would
have to be the late Joan Quarm. If
not its mother, certainly its nurturer.
The England native was responsible
for founding or helping found the
Festival Theatre (now El Paso
Playhouse), Teatro Los Pobres (which
became SRO and Viva! El Paso!) and,
of course, the Gilbert and Sullivan
Company of El Paso. To her credit,
when she realized that Los Pobres
would get better funding if a Hispanic
name were attached instead of her very
English one, she stepped aside and let
Hector Serrano take their baby forward.
When the Chamizal National
Memorial Theater was being planned,
as an advisory board member, she was
the one who insisted on a full stage
being put into the theater so theater
groups could use it. So, if it were not
for her, the world-famous Siglo de Oro
Festival never could have been born at
As a longtime actor and director in Joan Quarm with actor Jack Lemmon
community theater, I also remember the
many reviews Joan wrote for the El one afternoon a week and taught us her
Paso Herald-Post. I rarely remember specialty?
her, ever the supporter of theater, being So my former-dance-teacher mother
scathing in her criticism. Indeed, I could taught us music and dance, Mrs.
tell when Joan wasn’t that fond of the Santoscoy (don’t ask me how I remem-
show by the fact that she spent most of ber that after all these years) taught us
the review giving the plot line of the numbers, and Joan taught us our letters
show and little on the actual direction or and how to read.
acting. That was her way of saying it So Joan, along with my mother, helped
wasn’t the best. But when she loved a instill in me the wonders of reading and
show, the reader knew it too, by her writing.
bountiful use of descriptive adjectives. But I was only one of probably thou-
Joan passed away Dec. 28, 2010, at sands of lives that Joan touched over
age 90. At a celebration of her life Jan. the years, passing along her enthusiasm
15 at El Paso Scottish Rite Theater, and zest for theater and the written
where her son, Nick, is the technical word. What goes around comes around.
director (the apple didn’t fall very far Ironically, Joan’s granddaughter,
from the tree), several hundred of her Alexandra, became my student, not only
friends and colleagues from her 55-plus at Kids-N-Co., the children’s theater,
years in El Paso gathered to give tribute but also at Bel Air High School, where
to the lady who didn’t know the mean- she became my news magazine editor.
ing of the word “tired.” So Joan’s legacy keeps on.
Her eldest daughter, Susanna, who led Joan could be summed up in the words
the festivities, told the crowd that she, of a tribute written by her family: “Her
of all those gathered, knew her mother countless friends and family will deeply
the longest. miss her … Joan Quarm had many
After family, I probably could claim facets in life: mother, professor, director,
the privilege of knowing Joan the actor, writer, animal lover, traveler, and
longest. mentor. With exquisite beauty and an
My first memory of her was when I intriguing British accent, she will be
wasn’t much older than three. Joan had long remembered for her amazing ener-
just moved her family to El Paso to gy and intellect.”
become an English Lit teacher at then Joan also had many favorite sayings,
Texas Western College, now University including her favorite toast, “Long may
of Texas at El Paso. Her family moved we wave.”
into a house on Portland in Central El Because of her many years of work in
Paso — on the hill just across from this community and that long legacy she
where I grew up. My mother, Eve, who leaves behind, “Long will she wave.”
was also British, Joan and several other Ta, ta, Joan. Ta, ta.
mothers in the neighborhood got this
brilliant idea. They all had children of Carol Viescas is a veteran of
prekindergarten age. Wouldn’t it be community theater and teaches
great for the moms if each one took us journalism at Bel Air High School.

Stage adults and older may enroll; no dance back-

ground required. Cost: $40 a month.
Cont’d from Page 50
• 10-Minute Play Workshops — 11 a.m. to 4 • Acting Performance Classes — 5:30 to 8:30
p.m. the first Saturday of the month; instructed p.m. Saturdays, open to all ages and experience
by Austin Savage. Information: Asavage@bor- levels. Courses involve scene study, basic dram- aturgy and basic film technique. Cost: $100 per
• Contemporary Movement Classes with APT month. Information:
Movement — 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Young

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BPEP Book Club — The club meets 11:30 Participants use Dr. Seuss as a point of take off
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan 27, at Luby’s, for writing their own “non-sense.”
3601 N. Mesa (back room). This month’s fea- Polanco is an independent scholar born in
tured authors are Wayne and Linda Calk, who Chihuahua who grew up in El Paso. His is cur-
wrote the mystery “Rails, Robbers and rently working on his debut art exhibition.
Wraiths” and Sunnie Bell, RN author of “Weight 522-4499.
City of Night Book Club — Rio Grande
Loss — The Marble Method.” Open question The Percolator — 217 N. Stanton (between Yarn Junkies Conversation Group meets at 10
Adelante hosts the book club and social gather-
and answer session follows presentations. Texas and Mills). Information: 351-4377 or a.m. Mondays.
ing for LGBT community and friends at 7 p.m.
Sponsored by Book Publishers of El Paso. Children’s storytimes are 10 a.m. Fridays.
the first Monday of the month. The meetings
Admission is free; lunch on one’s own. • Barbed Wire poetry reading by Roberto • Feb. 4 — Groundhog Day stories
include a social, usually a dinner, as well as book
Information: 472-7480. Santos is 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29. • Feb. 11 — Valentine stories and craft
discussion. The Feb. 7 book is “The Lust
• Free Hole Slam hosts a workshop and open • Feb. 18 — Chinese New Year “Year of the
Friends of the El Paso Public Library mic 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, to help poets Rabbit”
Garden” by Billy Jolie, a gay author with local
Membership Meeting — Writer Ramon better construct poems within the slam poem • Feb. 25 — Appearance by “Biscuit The Dog”
ties. Information/location: 929-9282 or rgade-
Arroyos is guest speaker for the annual meeting
genre. Open mic begins around 7 p.m.; all art A special Valentine’s Day storytime party is 11
7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at the El Paso forms are welcome. Admission is free. a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, featuring stories, crafts Barnes & Noble (West Side) — 705
Public Library’s Main Branch auditorium, 501 Information: 494-6762 or and refreshments. Sunland Park. Hours are 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
N. Oregon. Admission is free; annual member- • A Poetry Slam hosted by Free Hole Slam is 7 A “Black History Month” storytime is 11 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 10
ship dues are $5. Information: 629-7063, 543- to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22. The 12 to 16 poets Saturday, Feb. 19, with the true story of p.m. Sunday. Information: 581-5353 or
5498 (Friends Bookstore) or competing are judged by randomly picked audi- Deputy U.S. Marshall Bass Reeves and other Howard Burnham Elementary School will host ence members and judged based on creativity, activities. a poetry festival at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12.
Arroyos is the recipient of the Ruben Salazar originality and style. At the end of each of three Recurring events:
Award as a pioneer in Hispanic Media (2007) Esther Chavez Cano presentation — A
rounds half the poets are eliminated leaving
commemoration and presentation of the book
• Sisters in Crime mystery reading group meets
and the Hispanic Music Award in Media (1994). only three in the last round. Audience members at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14.
He is founder and minister of the Native “Life of Esther Chavez Cano” and dedication of
encouraged to participate. Admission is free. • En la Sombra de Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz
American Church Tlauizkalpantecuhtli the Dr. Kathleen “Kathy” Staudt Special
bilingual reading group meets at 1 p.m. Tuesday,
Ketzalckoatl. Barnes & Noble (East Side) — 9521 Collection is 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, in
Feb. 15.
Viscount. Information: 590-1932. the Miner Village Great Room at UTEP, 500 W.
Marfa Book Co. — 105 S. Highland in Little One’s Storytime is 11 a.m. every Friday University. Hosted by United in Service Latin
• Third Monday Book Group will meet at 10
Marfa, Texas. Information: (432) 729-3906 or a.m. Monday, Feb. 21, to discuss Harper Lee’s
with Miss Bonnie. America, Casa Amiga, Center for Civic classic “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
Eastside Sisters in Crime reading club meets Engagement, Chicano Studies, The Department
Short story writer Deborah Eisenberg will Children’s storytimes are 11 a.m. Saturdays;
at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1. Information: 629- of Social Work, and The Coalition Against
read from her latest book at 6 p.m. Saturday, Kids-n-Co. will host Feb. 26.
7063. Violence Toward Women and Families on the
Jan. 29. Eisenberg’s critically acclaimed books Border. Admission is free. Information: 747- Children’s Storytime — Chamizal National
include “Collected Stories” and “Twilight of the Barnes & Noble (Las Cruces) — 700 S. 5196 or Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, will host free sto-
Superheroes.” Admission is free. Telshor in Mesilla Valley Mall. Information: (575)
rytimes with Ranger Dora for pre-school and
Tumblewords Project — The writing
first-grade children 10 a.m. the third Thursday
workshops are 12:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
of each month. The 45-minute story session is
Saturdays at Memorial Park Public Library, 3200
followed by a 30-minute activity period.
Copper. Workshops are free; donations for the
Admission is free, but reservations strongly rec-
presenter are encouraged. Now in its 13th
ommended: 532-7273, ext. 128 or
year, the group is open to all writers in a non-
critique, non-caustic forum. Newcomers of all
The Feb. 12 storytime theme is Black History
ages welcome. Information: 328-5484 or tum-
Month. Crafts include making and decorating a Web: tumble-
Nigerian Igbo drum, and books include “Bruh
Rabbit and the Tar Baby Girl,” “To Be A Drum”
• Feb. 5 and Feb. 12 — “Two Afternoons
and others.
with Shaye St. John: Madness Loves Company,”
hosted by Steve Ogrey. Ogrey is a creative Jacqueline St. Joan book signing — The
writing major at the University of Texas El Paso novelist will sign copies of her book “My Sisters
and a voice actor for The FPlus. Made of Light” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12,
Workshops with Jorge A. Polanco: at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1050 N. Clark
• Feb. 19 — “Looking for the Sub-con- Drive. The novel is about the extraordinary
science.” Participants will write in response to courage of ordinary women living in the closed
abstract paintings by J. Alfonso.
• Feb. 27 — “Non-sense Makes Sense.”
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6 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m. The event
Bookin’ honors the latest works of outstanding area
Cont’d from Page 52 authors, and also awards scholarships to gradu-
ate and undergraduate students pursuing
society that is contemporary Pakistan.
degrees in library/media. The BRLA librarian
Admission is free. Information: 772-3226.
and library staff member of the year will also
El Paso Museum of Art Book Bunch — be honored. Reservation deadline is Feb. 21; no
The book group meets 4 to 5:30 p.m. on the payments accepted at the door. Cost: $30.
third Thursday of each month in the museum’s Reservations/information: Sebastian Diaz,
seminar room to discuss art-related books., Cindy Williams,
Cost: $10 per session (free for museum mem- or
bers). Participants must provide their own
Holocaust Museum book club — The El
books. The Feb. 17 book is “Georges Braque:
Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center’s
A Life” by Alex Panchev. Space is limited; call to
book club meets at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, to
hold a seat. Information: 532-1707 ext. 16.
Chicano(a) Poetic Conspiracy — The
non-collective group of Chicano(a) poets meets
discuss “The Lioness of Judah: A Jewish Lion
Tamer’s Memoir of Resistance and Survival” by
El Paso Holocaust survivor Sara Hauptman.
Get Scene
2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at Jose
Cisneros Cielo Vista Library, 1300 Hawkins.
The group meets the third Saturday of every
Discussion leader is El Paso Scene publisher
Randy Limbird. Light refreshments served.
Admission is free, but donations welcome.
around town!
The Scene comes out the last week of the month.
month; new and veteran poets welcome. Information/RSVP: 351-0048 ext. 24 or mari- Pick up your copy at these and other locations.
Admission is free. Information: 256-0989. Or subscribe by mail! See Page 58 for order form.
The book chronicles the life of Hauptman
For the Love of Lit — Sin Fronteras will who fought in the Belgian Resistance and con-
host a poetry reading in honor of “For the
cealed her true identity by working as a lion 1500 Airway 890 N Resler Dr 1331 George Dieter
Love of Art Month” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, tamer in a circus. Hauptman then found herself 7144 Gateway East
Feb. 19, at Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. 5900 N Mesa St BARNES & NOBLE
in both Auschwitz and Dachau. Copies of book 4757 Hondo Pass 8050 N Mesa
Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. may be purchased at the museum’s bookstore. 2929 N. Mesa
705 Sunland Park Dr.
2800 N. Mesa 9521 Viscount
Admission is free. Information: (575) 522-1119. 5863 N. Mesa 200 N Mesa
BPEP School for Authors — Book 7801 N. Mesa
Southwest Book Awards — The annual Publishers of El Paso hosts “How to Write and
2879 Montana EASTSIDE CAFE
2275 Trawood 5401 Montana 11251 Rojas
Border Regional Library Association Awards Publish” workshops 2:15 to 5:15 p.m. 1331 N. Zaragoza 1100 Geronimo
Banquet is 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Saturdays at 912 Texas, Ste C. Registration VISTA MARKET
Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino In Las Cruces: 8401 Gateway West
deadline is one week prior to class. 5150 Fairbanks 2231 Zaragosa
Drive in Sunland Park. Cocktail hour begins at 1205 El Paseo
Information/registration: 472-7480. 455 S. Telshor 9428 Dyer 121 N. Kenazo, Horizon
10780 Kenworthy 10005 Alameda, Socorro
6100 N. Mesa 3355 N Yarbrough
1831 N. Lee Trevino
FURR’S FAMILY 2950 George Dieter 4001 N Mesa
1451 N Zaragoza
BUFFET 11685 Montwood
6516 N Mesa
11925 Gateway West 12390 Edgemere
El Paso Museum of History — 510 N. the 18th and 19th centuries. The current struc-
1607 N Zaragoza YSLETA ISD
ture was built in 1851. It’s near Zaragoza and 119 N. Balboa
Santa Fe. For exhibit and special event informa- 800 N. Zaragosa 9600 Sims
tion, see “At the Museum” listing. Alameda on the Tigua Reservation. Information: EP FITNESS 100 N. Americas
851-9997 (El Paso Mission Trail Association). 145 Paragon 8045 N. Loop CLINT ISD
Chamizal National Memorial — 800 S. • Mission Socorro — The first adobe structure 11330 James Watt 14300 Horizon LIBRARIES
San Marcial. The National Park Service oper- in Socorro was built in 1692, and like nearby 12145 Montwood
ates the memorial on land once claimed by Mission Ysleta, was destroyed by floods in later EL PASO
981 N. Resler AVILA’S
Mexico as part of a decades-long dispute over centuries. The current structure dates back to 1224 Wedgewood
the international boundary. The visitor center
1843, with additions completed in 1873. It’s off DOMINO’S PIZZA AIRPORT
has an exhibit on the history of the Chamizal Socorro Road two miles southeast of Ysleta. ARDOVINO’S
dispute. Park grounds and picnic area open 5 ALL LOCATIONS PIZZA UTEP LIBRARY
• San Elizario Chapel — Established in 1789 as
a.m. to 10 p.m. daily; visitors center open 10 a Spanish presidio, or fort, to protect the 865 N. Resler at Redd EPCC CAMPUSES
a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday;
RIVIERA 206 Cincinnati
Camino Real, San Elizario was the first county RESTAURANT YMCA’s
closed Sunday and Monday. Admission is free. seat of El Paso. The church was built in 1877, THE
Information: 532-7273.
5218 Doniphan EP CONV. CENTER
replacing one built about 25 years earlier. MARKETPLACE EP CITY HALL
Storytime with Ranger Dora is 10 a.m. the Technically, San Elizario Chapel is a presidio HELLO PIZZA
third Thursday of the month. 5034 Doniphan EL PASO LIBRARY
church, not a mission. It’s on the San Elizario River Run Plaza
Saturday Morning Crafts arts and crafts pro- plaza, off Socorro Road, 5.5 miles southeast of MANDO’S TX TOURISM
gram for ages 5 to 11 and their chaperones are Socorro Mission. Nearby is the jail that Billy the ENTERTAINMART 5420 Doniphan CENTER
10:30 a.m. one Saturday of the month. Kid reportedly broke into to rescue a friend.
Sunland Park Dr
Admission is free to both storytime and crafts, THE BAGEL SHOP CTY COURTHOUSE
but space is limited: call for reservations. Old Fort Bliss — Building 5051, corner of AVANT-EDGE 3400 N. Mesa THE BOOKERY
Pershing and Pleasanton Roads, Fort Bliss. The PHARMACIES 815 N. Resler EL PASO ZOO
Los Portales Museum and Visitor Old West days of the “Soldiers of the Pass” are 14476 Horizon 10060 Rushing
Center — 1521 San Elizario Road. The muse- relived through replicas of the original adobe 1576 Lomaland CASA JURADO In Las Cruces
um is operated by the San Elizario Genealogy fort buildings and military artifacts,
4772 Doniphan
and Historical Society, and is housed in an Magoffinsville Post 1854 to 1868. Admission:
RANCHER’S Mesilla Book Center
1850s Territorial-style building across from the free. Hours: Daily 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. GRILL WING STOP In Juárez
San Elizario church. It offers gifts, family trees, Information: 568-3137. 7597 N. Mesa 1757 George Dieter Museo INBA • Museo
historical artifacts and the veterans’ room, as 2900 N. Mesa Chamizal • • Museo de la
well as information on the “First Thanksgiving” El Paso-Juarez Historical Museum — ANDRE’S PIZZA 9530 Viscount Revolucion de la Frontera
7000 Westwind 865 Resler • Plan Estrategico de
and the Salt War of 1877. Hours are 10 a.m. to Curator and founder is historian Fred Morales. Juárez • Don Boletin •
9008 Dyer, 8825 N. Loop
2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 Information: 771-6727, fredmorales7@ SUNSET Oficina de Convenciones y
p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information:, or JJ’S Visitantes • Camara
BREWERY Nacional de Comercio •
Fort Selden State Monument — The 4176 N. Mesa 5320 Doniphan Impulsa • Educacion en
Mission Trail — Three historic churches lie monument, in Radium Springs 13 miles north of HAL MARCUS LEO’S Valores • ICHICULT •
Academia Municipal •
within eight miles of each other in El Paso Las Cruces, is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. GALLERY 7520 Remcon
CEMA • Arte en el Parque
County’s Mission Valley. Wednesday through Monday (closed Tuesday). 800 N. Mesa • Biblioteca Arturo
Admission is $3; (ages 16 and under free).
• Mission Ysleta — Spanish and Tigua Indian 11930 Picasso
Tolentino • Centro
refugees from northern New Mexico founded Sunday admission for New Mexico residents is STAR HORIZON Cultural Paso del Norte •
Centro de Convenciones
the community in the 1680s. The first mission $1. Information: (575) 526-8911 or nmmonu- BAKERY ALL THAT MUSIC Cibeles • Total Fitness •
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UTEP Cinema Novo Art and Foreign tary “At The River I Stand,” at 3 p.m. Sunday,
Film Series — Union Cinema, Union Feb. 13, at Diocesan Migrant and Refugee
Building East, First Floor. Film showings at 7 Services’ Mother Teresa Center, 2400 E.
p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is $2 ($1 Yandell. Admission is free, donations welcome.
with UTEP, student or military ID). Free pop- Information: 532-0527.
corn. Ticket sales at the door begin 30 minutes
Movies at Branigan Library — Thomas
before showtime. Information: 747-5481.
Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho, Las
• Jan. 28-29 — “The Kids are All Right.” Two
Cruces, shows films at 2 p.m. on the fourth
children bring their birth father into their family
Sunday of every month in the Dresp Room.
life. Rated R.
Admission is free. Information: Elise Vidal,
• Feb. 4-5 — ”City Island.” A family finds their
(575) 528-4014 or
delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a
The Feb. 27 film is “Coco Before Chanel,” a
young ex-con brought home by the family
portrait of the early life of Gabrielle Bouheur
patriarch, a corrections officer. Rated PG-13.
Chanel, the orphan who would build a fashion
• Friday, Feb. 11 — “The Notebook.” A poor
empire and be known universally for her nick-
young man falls in love with a rich young
name “Coco.” Rated PG-13.
woman. Rated PG-13.
• Saturday, Feb. 12 – “Casablanca.” Love and Queer Cinema — Frontera Pride Film
intrigue set in WWII Africa. Rated PG. Festival and Rio Grande Adelante will host the
• Feb. 25-26 — “Waiting for Superman.” film series the first Friday of every month at
Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim’s documentary Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of El Paso,
on the state of public education. Rated PG. 4255 Byron. Admission and snacks are free.
Information: 929-9282 or
Holocaust Museum Cinema Sundays
— El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Fountain Theatre — 2469 Calle de
Center, 715 Oregon, hosts free film showings Guadalupe, 1/2 block south of the plaza in
at 2 p.m. the last Sunday of the month. Age 18 Mesilla. The historic theater, operated by the
and younger not permitted without parent or Mesilla Valley Film Society, features films at
guardian. Admission is free, but seating is limit- 7:30 p.m. nightly, plus 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
ed. Information: 351-0048, ext. 24 or elpaso- Foreign language films include subtitles. Admission: $7 ($6 seniors and students with
Showing Jan. 30 is “Max and Helen,” based ID; $5 society members and children); $5 on
on the novel by Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal Wednesday. Information, schedule: (575) 524-
that chronicles his 1962 prosecution of the 8287 or
head of a Polish factory who he learns was a • Jan. 28-Feb. 3 — “Nora’s Will.” After Jose
labor camp commandant. finds his ex-wife Nora has committed suicide.
Before she died, Nora left a mysterious photo-
Film Salon — The Film Salon at Trinity First graph under the bed. Not rated.
United Methodist Church, 801 N. Mesa (at
• Feb. 4-10: “Nothing Personal.” A flame-
Yandell) continues its series of uplifting films by
haired hitchhiker wanders into the isolated
Frank Capra with “You Can’t Take it With You”
Connemara cottage of a quiet widower and
at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, in Resler Hall.
changes both of their lives.
Admission is free. Nursery available with two-
• Feb. 11-17 — “7 Days in Slow Motion.”
day advance reservation. Information: 533-
When a professional-quality video camera falls
2674 or
into the hands of work-obsessed students, they
James Stewart and Jean Arthur fall hard for
go immediately into production.
one another but find the task of knitting their
• Feb. 18-24 — “Made in Dagenham.” When
two families together. The film was the highest-
the Ford Motor Company refused in 1968 to
grossing film of 1938 and winner of that year’s
pay female machinists equal pay, Rita O’Grady
Best Picture Oscar.
became the spokesperson for the feminist
African-American Month ‘Film Night’ movement, paying the consequences at home
— A series of films featuring African-American but reaping the benefits in public eye.
themes are presented at UTEP Language Arts • Feb. 25-March 3 – “Journey from Zanskar.”
Building, Room 323 as part of UTEP’s African- Documentary filmmaker Frederick Marx traces
American History Month events. All screenings a trek, led by the amiable Geshe Lobsang
are free. Information: 747-8650. Yonten as part of his holy vow to children.
• 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7 — “Glory”
CinéMatinee Film Series — The Saturday
• 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14 — ”Mahogany”
series showcases various themes. Screening are
• 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21 — “54th
at 1:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Fountain Theatre,
2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 1/2 block south of
• 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 — “The Color
the plaza in Mesilla. Admission: $4 ($1 for
Mesilla Valley Film Society members), unless
‘Night at the Library’ — A screening of otherwise listed. Information: (575) 524-8287
the film directed by El Pasoan Tito Arenal is 7 (leave message) or
p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at Cinemas at Bassett • Jan 29 — Mystery Movie. The audience
Place. The story revolves around a teenage tries to guess the title fo this action-adventure
nerd who has problems relating to people, but picture, part;y shot in New Mexico. PG.
he discovers friends in an unlikely mix of fairy • Feb. 5 — ”Hi Lo Country” (1999). Made in
tale characters when he finds himself trapped New Mexico. Billy Crudup and Woody
in the library. “Night at the Library” was filmed Harrelson are reunited after serving in World
at the El Paso Public Library, and it has a cast of War II in the prairie town of Hi-Lo, N.M.
14 kids, two adults and a crew of four. Tickets: where Sam Elliott, the largest landowner, is
$10 available at 274-8797 or 667-2809. greedily devouring small-time ranchers. Based
on a 1961 novel by New Mexico author Max
Pax Christi Film Series — The series
presents the Martin Luther King Jr. documen- Please see Page 55
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Film Scene Anne Heche, John C. Reilly. Directed by Miguel
Cont’d from Page 54 • The Eagle (Focus) — Channing Tatum, Jamie
Evans. Rated R. Bell, Donald Sutherland. Directed by Kevin
• Feb. 12 — Amélie (2001). The French film Macdonald.
directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet presents an • Gnomeo and Juliet (Disney Studios) — CG
unforgettable portrait of a woman who demon- Animation. Featuring the voices of James
strates a remarkable talent for the spiritual McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Maggie Smith. Directed
practice of kindness. Rated R. by Kelly Asbury.
• Feb. 19 — “The Desert of Forbidden Art,” • Just Go with It (Columbia) — Adam Sandler,
shown in celebration of Russian History Day Jennifer Aniston, Brooklyn Decker. Directed by
and “For the Love of Art Month.” Ben Kingsley, Dennis Dugan.
Sally Field and Ed Asner voice the diaries and • Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (Paramount)
letters of artists imprisoned in Soviet Russia. — A look at Justin Bieber’s early life, rise to
The film is followed at 3:15 p.m. by fame and 2010 tour. Featuring Miley Cyrus and
“Kravchenko’s Case: The Cold War in Paris” Jaden Smith. Directed by Jon Chu.
followed by question and answer time with
author Gary Kern, one of the interviewees in Feb. 18:
the film. Soviet defector Victor Kravchenko’s • Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (20th
libel suit against a French communist weekly Century-Fox) — Martin Lawrence, Jessica
became the “trial of the century” in 1949 Paris. Lucas, Brandon T. Jackson. Directed by John
Kern who lives in Las Cruces, helped The Whitesell.
Washington Post expose the Soviet agent • Happythankyoumoreplease (Anchor Bay) —
Theodore Hall, a scientist in Los Alamos who in Josh Radnor, Zoe Kazan, Malin Akerman.
1945 passed the design of the plutonium bomb Directed by Radnor.
to a Soviet contact in Albuquerque. • I Am Number Four (DreamWorks) — Alex
Admission to both films is free. Pettyfer, Dianna Agren, Timothy Olyphant;
• Feb 26 — “North Country,” partially shot in Directed by D.J. Caruso.
New Mexico. A fictionalized account of the • Unknown (Warner Bros.) — Liam Neeson,
first major successful sexual harassment case in Diane Kruger, January Jones. Directed by Jaume
the United States. Rated R. Collet-Serra. (Postponed from Jan. 7).
• Vanishing on 7th Street (Magnet) — Hayden
New Mexico Museum of Space Christensen, Thandie Newton, John
History — Alamogordo, N.M. The museum’s Leguizamo. Directed by Brad Anderson.
Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater presents:
• “Sea Monsters” (11 a.m. and 1, 3 and 5 Feb. 25:
p.m.). Paleontologists work to solve an 82-mil- • Drive Angry 3D (Summit) — Nicholas Cage,
lion-year-old mystery. Amber Heard, William Fichtner. Directed by
• “Hubble” (noon and 2 and 4 p.m.). Patrick Lussier.
Audiences will blast off alongside the Atlantis • Hall Pass (New Line) — Owen Wilson,
STS-125 crew, witness some of the most chal- Christina Applegate, Jason Sudeikis. Directed
lenging spacewalks ever performed, and expe- by Bobby and Peter Farrelly.
rience Hubble’s awe-inspiring imagery.
Tickets: $6 ($5.50 for seniors and military; DVD Releases

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$4.50 ages 4-12). Ages 3 and under free for all
Feb. 1:
shows. Museum/Max combo tickets available.
• Let Me In / R
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• Never Let Me Go / R
• Conviction / R
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“Celebrity Fit Club.” Controversy aside, they The last couple years have been very produc-
will be the heavier of the two, relying on tive for the once-dormant Jayhawks. The

Cecilia Burgos, L.P.C.

thicker guitar assault, and most likely more wheels began their slow roll at the start of
recognizable hits. Any way you slice it, the last year with the reuniting of frontmen Gary
ground will be rumbling. Louris and Mark Olson on their disc “Ready
for the Flood.” Then the band got the label
respect they deserved with an extensive two-
CD/DVD retrospective in “Music from the
l Children, Young Scrawny Records North Country.” This was followed up by an
Adults, & Family Buffalo Tom came onto the alternative-music even more mouthwatering treat with the
scene via Massachusetts and hung on as a unearthing of the “Bunkhouse Tapes,” their
l Certified Cognitive collective force for more than 15 years. After debut originally released in a measly quantity
Behavioral Therapist the band’s 1998 “Smitten” record, the world of 2,000. It is now 2011 and things are just
l Certified Anger witnessed the demise of one of rock’s best getting better. The band is touring again as a
bands. Not all was lost, as lead songwriter unit, there is talk of new material, and
Resolution Therapist and vocalist Bill Janovitz released three stel- Legacy Records has issued two stellar reis-
l LPC Supervisor lar solo albums, with the last sparking up sues of seminal catalog recordings. First up
sounds reminiscent of his days with his to the plate is “Hollywood Town Hall,”
l Board Member Professional beloved trio. This turned into a raging fire by which adds five previously unreleased bonus
Counselors of El Paso 2007 but they quickly burned out again. Now songs and includes the essential country
in their later years, Buffalo Tom may be romp “Keith and Quentin.” The second is
(915)525-9246 slow-brewing discs to absolute perfection. “Tomorrow the Green Grass,” which has
Their latest, “Skins,” fits effortlessly into the been expanded into a double set with B-sides
band’s groundbreaking catalog, and the dust and unreleased cuts rounding out the first
of nearly a quarter-century since their debut CD. The second CD contains 18 tracks of
has been wiped clean, and they shine “Mystery Demos” culled from 46 recordings
brighter than ever. They come out of the gate that took place in 1992, many later reaching
in rock mode, with fuzzed-out guitars, and a full maturation in side projects like “Golden
heavy slathering of jangle pop. They even Smog” and solo sets. These are two fantastic
enlist fellow North Easterner Tanya Donelly reissues from two alt.-country trailblazers.
of Belly, Breeders and Throwing Muses to
lend a voice on “Don’t Forget Me.” Buffalo Collectibles: Stereophonics,
Tom in 2011 sheds its collective “Skins” and “Performance and Cocktails” &
leaves behind another masterpiece for us to
“Word Gets Around,” Ume
The Stereophonics last May released one of
Keith Richards, “Vintage their best discs to date in “Keep Calm and
Vinos,” Mindless Records Carry On,” so one can only guess it was a
strike-while-the-iron’s-hot situation when
As one half of the Glimmer twins, and Universal Music decided to treat U.S. fans to
achieving permanent residency status as a what Europe had already been enjoying for a
guitar god, Keith Richards is rock ’n’ roll. month. It was the middle of last November
Many people believe there are two sides of that two incredible reissues from the band
the coin when it comes to the lifeblood of the were unveiled on this side of the pond. The
Rolling Stones, and that simply isn’t true. first was their debut from more than almost a
The heart, soul and somewhat rancid blood (I decade and a half ago, “Word Gets Around.”
assume) of the band is Keith Richards. Keith The original album itself showcased grittier
has kept that group together for close to half and more guitar-centric sound; the new ver-
a century. It hasn’t always been easy, and the sion tacks on 13 bonus tracks, ranging from
mid-’80s proved to be one of the most trying B-sides to Radio 1 sessions to live tracks,
times. Mick Jagger had decided to step out and even a demo thrown in for good meas-
on his own full-fledged solo career. After ure. At the same time, “Performance and
two attempts, and the Stones in disarray, Cocktails” was overhauled; this was the
Keith fired back with a disc of his own, band’s second effort. While all that was great
“Talk is Cheap.” It is hands-down the from the first disc was still intact, a new pop
absolute best album to come from an individ- flavor was added and soon more hooks than
ual member of the Rolling Stones. There one would find on a coatrack appeared. The
were plenty of jabs at Mick, which perhaps extras here clock in at a dozen, with unre-
brought them back together a few years later. leased and concert cuts primarily on the
Another break followed and Keith unleashed menu, with a brilliant rendition of the
“Main Offender,” less directed at his lead Rolling Stones’ “Angie” icing the cake. We
vocalist and day-job partner, but still featur- can only hope this chronological schedule of
ing his blues/reggae/rock sound. The latest is updated material will continue, and it should-
“Vintage Vinos,” which combines both of n’t be long before we are celebrating the
these out-of-print tours de force and adds a Stereophonics’ entire career.
few cuts from his live collection, making it
an unequivocal must-have. Whether you pro- Brian Chozick is owner of Tumblin’
nounce it Keith or Keef, one thing is guaran- Dice Music. Drop him a line at
teed, it’s always magnificent.

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Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March Auditorium, 6331 Alabama. Admission: $2-$3. Sunland Park Derby — March 27.
12-13, El Maida Shrine Temple, 6331 Alabama. Information: 443-0824 or 780-9023. Information: (575) 874-5200.

march Admission: $4-$5. Information: 241-1761.

Irish Run — Cathedral High School’s 6th
annual 5K run and 1-mile fun walk begin at 8
Bruce Nehring Consort — Season finale
is 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday,
March 26-27, at The Chapel at Loretto.
World’s fastest 10K — Spira shoes’ 10K
run and 2-mile fun-run/walk is March 27, top
of Transmountain Road. Information: 478-5663

PrEVIEW a.m., March 13 at Ascarate Park. Online regis-

tration at or
Tickets: $5-$15. Information: 534-7664.
EPSYO and EPSO “Side-by-Side”

New American Dream Tour — Musical Concert — 3 p.m. Sunday, March 27, Plaza
Charis and Blvd Park perform 9 p.m. to mid- Theatre. Information: 525-8978 or # "
night March 13, at House of Rock Live, 8838
Viscount. Information: 595-2530.
$ $
“Legally Blonde” - Broadway El Paso pres-
ents the comic musical 7:30 p.m. March 14 at
The Plaza Theatre (Ticketmaste). "
‘Brooklyn Boy’ - 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18-April 9, at El
Paso Playhouse. Tickets: $7-$10. Information: "&!% ! ($
532-1317, ' '! # $
Siglo de Oro Drama Festival — The St. Patricks Shamrock 5K — 5K run/walk # &# %* & # $ $
36th annual celebration of the Spanish language at 8 a.m. March 19, at St. Patrick Cathedral,
& % #' % ) &$ ' !
dramatic arts from Spain’s Golden Age runs 7 1118 N. Mesa. Online registration at racead-
p.m. March 2-6 at the Chamizal National
"# * (! #
Memorial Theatre. Admission: $3-$5. German Spring Bazaar — 11 a.m. to 5
Information: 532-7273 or p.m. March 19, German Community Centerm
‘Tablescapes’ — El Paso Pro-Musica Guild’s Fort Bliss. Admission is free. Information: 568-
14th annual event is March 3-4, El Paso 0259, 568-4824 or
Country Club. Information: 833-9400. ‘Vivencias’ — Club de Espana, Paso del
Hanks High Jazz Festival — March 3-5. Norte presents flamenco dancers and musicians
Information: 434-5182 or at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at the Chamizal
National Memorial. Tickets: $10 ($5 students).
Applejack Band — 8 p.m. March 4, at La
Tierra Cafe, 1731 Montana. Cost: $32. Women’s Club Historic House
Information: 592-5122. Run/Walk – 10K and 5K competitive run and
5K/1 mile fun run and walk at 7:30 a.m. Sunday,
“The Homecoming” — UTEP Department March 20, at the Woman’s Club, 1400 N.
of Theatre and Dance presents the Harold Mesa. Information: 478-5663. Registration at
Pinter play 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30
p.m. Sunday, March 4-13, in the Fox Fine Arts
Studio Theatre. Ticket information: 747-5118. “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin
Hood” — Kids-N-Co., 1301 Texas, presents a
Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam – 7 comic retelling of the famous outlaw March
p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5-6, 20-April 11. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Fridays
at Sun Bowl Stadium. Tickets: $10 and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets:
(Ticketmaster). Information: 747-5481. $5-$7. Information: 351-1455 or
El Paso Michelob Ultra Marathon and ‘Celebre La Buena Vida’ — The fundrais-
Spira 1/2 Marathon — 5th annual er for Buena Vida Adult Day Center is March
marathon, half-marathon and 5K run/walk is 24, Camino Real Hotel. Information: 598-5403.
March 6. Information:
“From Russian With Love” - 7:30 p.m.
Randy Travis — 10 p.m. March 8, at March 25, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital
Speaking Rock Entertainment. Information: Hall, presented by the El Paso Wind Symphony.
860-7777 or Tickets $12.50 ($7.50 military, students and
Conference USA Basketball seniors). Information: 760-5599.
Championships — March 9-12, Don The Adicts — The British punk band per-
Haskins Center, forms 8 p.m. March 25, at Reyn Theatre, 209
Madama Butterfly’ — El Paso Opera pres- E. El Paso, with Medx and Rusty Bishops.
ent Puccini’s romantic tragedy March 10 and Tickets: $14. Information: 238-3895.
12 at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $18 to $90. ‘An Affair to Remember’— Alzheimer’s
Information: 581-5534 or Association gift basket fundraiser is March 25,
‘Juntos Por Mexico’ — Ballet Folklorico El Paso Country Club. Information: 544-1799.
Paso del Norte performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday Springtime Track Invitational — The
and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11- annual UTEP spring field and track meet is all
13, Chamizal National Memorial. Tickets: $7. day Saturday, March 26, at Kidd Field.
Segundo Barrio 5K — 5K race/walk is 9 Information: 747-5812 or
a.m. March 12, at Lydia Patterson Institute, ‘Kidspalooza’ — El Paso Symphony presents
517 S. Florence, as part of the Celebrate 4th annual family festival 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Segundo Barrio Fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 26, Downtown. Information: 532-3776.
Information: 544-5436.
Franklin Mountain Poppies
Gadsden Middle School 5K — 5K run Celebration — March 26, El Paso Museum
and 1-mile fun walk is 9 a.m. March 12. Cost: of Archaeology, 4301 Transmountain. Free.
$20 ($10 age 19 and younger). Information: Information: 755-4332,
(575) 882-2372 or
Super Kite Contest — Noon to 3 p.m.
Sun Country Doll Folks — The club’s March 26, Francisco Delgado Park. Free. 877-
37th annual doll show and sale is Saturday, 8000 or
March 12. Information: 637-3438. March Madness Show & Sale — 9 a.m.
Provost Gun Show — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 26-27, El Maida Shrine
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Ann’s Est. & Mov’g Sales 20 Familia El Paso 49 Pizazz 59
Antonio Soegaard-Torres 25 Fountain Theatre 53 Plan El Paso 7
Ardovino’s Desert Crossing 11 Furrs Family Dining 42 Precision Prosthetics 38
Ardovino’s Pizza 19 Geico 35 Prestige Women’s Health 57
Around and About Tours 39 Glass Goodies 23 PTEP 44
Assistance League 32 26 Rebecca St. James 42
ATMAS Healing 50 Hal Marcus Gallery 28 Reidsan Dog Training 24
Balé Folclorico 10 Hans Martial Arts 19 Krystyna Robbins 48
Barnett Harley Davidson 56 HC Kiwanis Bingo 22 Ronda Brown 8
Baskin Robbins 11 Hospital Angeles 60 Rubin Gallery 20
BeadCounter 23 In the Mood 29 Ruidoso River Resort 15
Beauty Solutions 24 Inside Out Designs Inc. 39 Salon Saleh 27
La Bella Casita 23 Int'l Quality Products 45 Salud Y Vida 18
Bill Rakocy 34 International Coin Club 28 San Elizario artists 59
Book Publishers of EP 52 JeDaLi art 19 SF Cosmetics 3,49
The Bookery 52 Joe Bonamassa 44 Santa Teresa Nat Colon 21
Boz Scaggs 6 Keeble Services 41 Sasahara Studio 43
Bruce Nehring Consort 37 KTEP 54 Sexy Jeans 17
Bruce’s Air 36 L’Alliance Française 16 Shanghai T Spa 19
The Busy Lady 23 La Tierra Café 26 Shundo Dance Studio 20,36
Casitas Coronado 57 Ladysmith Black Mambazo 51 Silver City Galleries 58
Cattleman's 24 Lancers Club 55 Silver City MainStreet 42
Cecila Burgos LPC 56 Landmark Mercantile 32 Stahmanns Farms 26
Cert. Training with Danny 22 Las Cruces Museum of Art 18 Steve Smith 8
Cheryl Campos 48 Lynx Exhibits 5 Summers-Henkel 58
Cloudcroft Mardi Gras 37 Mariachi Vargas 3 Sun. Pk Racetrack 9
COAS 52 Mark Paulda 45 SW Liposculpture 17,48
Collectibles 16 The Marketplace 23 Telemates 55
Domino’s 40 Martha Garcia 26 Teresa Fernandez 48
Dowling & Sabien 6 Mesa Street Antique 57 Texas Satsang 13
Edible Arrangements 51 Mesilla Book Center 52 Touch of Class 21
El Paso Art Association 41 Metta Massage 50 Tulip’s Antiques 58
El Paso Artisan Gallery 43 Mimbres Region Art Council 27 UTEP Athletics 50
El Paso Artist Studio Tour 38 Mind/Body Studio 5 UTEP Theatre & Dance 47
El Paso Community College 8 Mr Motorcycle 14 Vanities 2
El Paso Conv & Perf Art s Ctr 4 Nayda’s Gems & Stones 23 Venetian Furniture 30-31
El Paso Saddleblanket 39 New Image Laser 14 Village Inn 36
El Paso Symphony 21 New York Life 35 Walgreens 27
Elegant Consignments 23 Pat Olchefski-Winston 44 Western Traders 42
EP Cellulite Center 12 Osher Lifelong Learning 46 Woman’s Club of El Paso 56
EP Fencing 20 Marie Otero 55 Wyler Aerial Tramway 42
Estate and New Jewelry 16 Paseo Christian Church 39 Yoga for Life 35
Etcetera 13 Perkins Jewelry Supply 8 Young Law Firm 45
F&J Custom Frames 21 PhiDev Inc 38

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