El Paso Scene Weekly for February 4-10, 2019

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Saxsational, The Next Generation — Showtime! El Paso presents a new generation of saxophone and swing music 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Individual tickets are $30 at the door ($10 children 6-18, or full-time students with ID ages 18-25). Information: 247-2726, Events@showtimeelpaso.com or showtimeelpaso.com.
  Saxophonist Rob Verdi explores the new generation of popular music with student musicians from Irvin High School, performing a repertoire of swing era
classics along with trendy pop, rock and R&B songs.
  Verdi entertained Disneyland guests for 22 years with the Side Street Strutters and also created the show Saxophobia.
  Five-ticket packages available for $75 that can be used interchangeably for SAXSational or the other two remaining season shows.

A Valentine’s Day Weekend — Bert Saldana Art Gallery and JR’s Gallery, 1501 N. Main in San Elizario, with Adobe Horseshoe Theatre, host Valentine’s Day events 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9-10, with art, vendors, “shotgun weddings,” and gunfight reenactments from The Pistoleros. Live music by Fab4Cezz Saturday and Jerry Marquez Sunday. Information: 479-2926 or bertsaldana.com.

‘My Furry Valentine’ — The artists and businesses Placita Madrid, 1445 Main Street in San Elizario, host their Valentine celebration 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 9-10, in historic San Elizario, with guest artists Candy Mayer, Hannah Luse, and Kirsten Jadamczik, vendors Sox Hop, jewelry, Mex Crafts and live music by Rocio Manriquez. There is also a pet photo booth, doggy treats, and artists taking painting commissions of pets from Robert Dozal and Alberto Escamilla. Admission is free; leashed pets welcome. Information: 851-0742 or albertoescamilla.com.

‘Kinky Boots’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the hit musical with songs by Grammy and Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Plaza Theatre (Ticketmaster). Tickets: $30-$70. Information: 231-1111 or visitelpaso.com/broadway.
  Inspired by true events, the story is about a shoe factory’s future hanging in the balance, when help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.


Forbidden Music of the Third Reich — Acclaimed concert pianist Sophia Hase performs at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Temple Mount Sinai, 4408 N. Stanton, with a dessert reception following. Admission is free, RSVPs encouraged at Temple Mount Sinai 532-5959 or templemountsinai.com, and El Paso Holocaust Museum, 351.0048 or elpasoholocaustmuseum.org.

UTEP Department of Music — Performances are at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Performance at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise listed. Tickets prices vary. Information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/liberalarts/music/.
• Atlantic Piano Duo of Sophia Hase and Eduardo Ponce perform “Night Music,” 7:3op.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6. The also will lead a Master Class at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in Room 402 (call for details).
• Percussion/Chorale Collaboration Concert is 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10.

Lowbrow Palace — 1101 Texas. Doors open one hour prior to show time. Concerts are all ages, unless otherwise listed. Surcharge for ages under 21. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Cursive — The indie rock band performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, with Summer Cannibals and Campdogzz. Tickets: $15.
• Allison — The Mexican rock band performs 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8. Tickets: $18.
• Jonathan Richman — The alternative artist performs at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, with Tommy Larkins on drums. Age 16 and older admitted. Tickets: $12-$15.

Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• Dicodec and Mondosawan perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6. Admission: $5
• Black Magic Flower Power performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, with Orange Anima, Brother Strange and Jostlynn Plums.

Azul Barrientos — The Mexican folk singer and songwriter will perform a free performance noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the El Paso Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Her recently released CD, “Nuestro Corazón” will be available for purchase. The public is invited, but seating is limited; RSVP at epma.art. Special seating for museum members.

Valentine’s Super Love Jam — Zapp, Ready 4 The World featuring Melvin Riley Heatwave, Midnight Star, A Taste of Honey, The Delfonics, and Bloodstone are featured at this year’s Love Jam at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $28.50 and $49.50 (Ticketmaster).

Laura Tate Sing the Blues — El Paso singer Laura Tate Goldman hosts a pre-Valentine concert 7:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Star City Studio, 120 W. Castellano, performing popular torch songs and blues standards from the 1940s and ‘50s along with love songs from her most recent CDs. Jeff Paris, renowned Los Angeles musician who has toured with Ringo Starr, Bonnie Raitt, and others, will accompany her on piano. Proceeds benefit El Paso Community Foundation’s Laura Tate Fund for the Arts. Tickets: $25; (BrownPaperTickets.com). Information 257-4777.

Los Tucanes de Tijuana — The popular Mexican band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $39.50-$119.50(Ticketmaster).


El Paso Museum of Art
— One Arts Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free. Information: 212-0300 or epma.art.
  Showing Feb. 8-May 5: “Power and Piety: Spanish Colonial Art.” The exhibit illuminates the overlap and tension between social power and religion in the Americas through nearly 60 extravagant works of religious art commissioned for cathedrals and homes.  Mexican folk singer and songwriter Azul Barrientos will perform a free performance on the “Power and Piety” exhibition noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8. Her recently released CD, “Nuestro Corazón” will be available for purchase. The public is invited, but seating is limited; RSVP at epma.art. Special seating for museum members.

Agave Rosa Gallery —905 Noble. Information: 533-8011. A reception for “Contrastes,” paintings by International Plastics artist Martha Arzabala and Manuel Piña, is 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.

Valentine’s Day IS COMING

Seniors Love Conference — El Paso Community College’s Senior Adult Program’s 24th annual conference, celebrating the college’s 50th anniversary is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at EPCC Administrative Service Center Auditorium, Building A, 9050 Viscount, featuring speakers, exhibitors, entertainment, art exhibit and more. Food donations accepted at the door. Information, conference passes are free: 831-7801 or eventbrite.com.

Valentine dinner and dance — Santa Lucia Catholic Church, 518 Gallagher, will host its annual Valentine fundraiser 6:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Feb. 9, at the church’s Centro Amistad Hall, featuring a dinner and live music by Tejas Band. The church is celebrating 40 years. Dinner served 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; dance 8:30 p.m. to midnight. BYOB for wine and liquor only; set-ups, sodas and beer available for purchase. No outside beer or coolers allowed. Cost: $30 ($250 per table for 10); reservations recommended. No refunds. Tables for 10 available with advance reservation. Information: 592-5245 or santaluciachurch@sbcglobal.net.

‘Sunday In The ’40s Valentine’s Dance’ — Paso Del Norte Big Band, a 17-piece group, hosts 1940s style dancing and music 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Woman’s Club of El Paso. All ages welcome; BYOB, food and snacks. Door prizes and raffle offered; participants are encouraged to wear 1940s theme attire. Admission: $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Information: 532-2043, 203-7292, music@pdnbigband.com or on Facebook at PDNbigband.


‘Disney’s Newsies’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in the UTEP Student Union West building, presents the hit musical based on the Disney movie through Feb. 10 (check for possible extended dates) with Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, and book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner matinees are Sunday 1:30 p.m. Feb. 3 and 10; dinner matinee is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. Tickets: $33.50 to $43.50 Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday discount dinner performances; $36.50 to $48.50 (Friday and Saturday dinner performances), and $19.50 to $29.50 no-dinner matinee performances (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.
  Set in turn-of-the century New York City, “Newsies” tells the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right. Featuring many now classic songs including “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe.”

‘Always a Bridesmaid’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the comedy about four friends have sworn to keep the promise to be in each other's weddings…no matter what Feb. 8-24. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 ($12 seniors 62+, students, military; $9 12 and younger). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.

‘Heartbreak Hotel’ — Burlesque on the Rio presents their take on Hollywood 8 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Touch Bar & Nightclub, 11395 James Watt, with guests Darlina Marie of M.O.D. tribal and Mindy Chanson of Pasithea Dance Co., and the headliner Kitten DeVille from Los Angeles. Tickets: $10. VIP tables are $100; includes treats, one bottle of champagne, and four chairs. Additional chairs available for $10 each (limit six per table). Information:burlesqueontherio.weebly.com.

‘Shakespeare in Love!’ — El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series presents veteran members of the Shakespeare on-the-Rocks theater company performing as their outreach group, Shakespeare on-the-Run at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Philanthropy Theatre (next to the Plaza Theatre). Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-4020 or epcf.org.
  In honor of Valentine’s Day, the group play homage to the Bard’s most memorable couples, including innocent Juliet and her Romeo, iron-willed Cleopatra and Marc Antony, rebellious Katarina and Petruchio, and feisty Beatrice and Benedict.
  The next performance in the series is March 10 featuring soprano singer-songwriter and classical guitarist Jaimelynn Amato, “the Songbird of El Paso.”

The Real Comedians Tour
— Tahir Moore hosts the tour with headliner KevOnStage and performance by Tony Baker at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Christ Temple Apostolic Church of El Paso, 11160 Montwood. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets: $30; $40 VIP with entrance at 5:45 p.m. and photo ops with the performers (eventbrite.com).


Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, farmersmarketadc@outlook.com, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at FarmersMarket.

Downtown Artist and Farmers Market — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s market for area artists and regionally grown agricultural products is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in the Union Plaza District along Anthony Street. Information: 212-1780 or elpasoartsandculture.org.

Upper Valley Artists and Farmers Market — The artist and farmers market is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, at the Substation on Doniphan at Sunset. Admission is free. Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market.


UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners’ home games are at the Don Haskins Center. Games are 7 p.m. Tickets: $8-$28. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• Thursday, Feb. 7: Florida Atlantic
• Saturday, Feb. 9: FIU.

El Paso Coyotes
— El Paso’s Major Arena Soccer League team hosts the Monterrey Flash at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at El Paso County Coliseum. Individual tickets: $12 general admission; $20 box seating; kids admitted free with purchase of adult ticket. Information: 229-1416, elpasocoyotes.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.  The 60th season of the live racing runs through May 5. Post time is 12:30 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday.

El Paso Rhinos - El Paso's Junior League ice hockey team hosts the Northern Colorado Eagles at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday , Feb. 8-10, at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $5-$30. Free admission to active military with ID. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com.

Disc Golf Ice Bowl — El Paso Disc Golf Club will hold its 5th annual El Paso Ice Bowl, with tee off is 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Lionel Forti Park, 1225 Giles. All levels of players welcome. Proceeds go to El Pasoans Fighting Hunger. First 40 players receive t-shirt, tournament stamped disc and a players pack. Entry fee: $30 for two rounds at elpasoansfightinghunger.com. (write “El Paso Ice Bowl” in special instruction section). Hole sponsorships start at $100. Information: Victor Villalobos (tournament director)Vvillalobos43@gmail.com or on Facebook at El Paso Disc Golf.

Lone Star Hundred — The ultramarathon trail is Feb. 9-10 at Franklin Mountains State Park Tom Mays Unit’s Upper Sunset Parking lot, with 100-mile and 100K events, both individual and relay, offered. The 100-mile event begins at 5 a.m. Saturday, with a 36-hour cutoff. The 100K event begins at 6 a.m. with a 35-hour cutoff. Entry fee is $200 through Jan. 8; $220 after for the 100-mile, $155 through Jan. 8; $170 after for the 100K. Registration at active.com. Information: trailracingovertexas.com/lone-star-100.
  Packet pick up is noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the race site, with Racers meeting 4 to 5 p.m. Race day packet pick up is 4 to 7 a.m.
  The races will be run around an average altitude of about 4,800 feet but will climb to 7,192 feet at the top of North Franklin Peak. The 100-mile course will be three loops of 33.69 miles with 20,000 feet of gain and descent. The 100k will be 2 loops of 31 miles with 13,500 feet of gain and descent.
  Relay teams are three members for the 100-mile and two members for the 100K.
  100-mile participants must have run an event of 50, 52 or 100 miles in the past 18 months. 100K participants must have run an event of 100 miles, 50 miles or 50K in the past 18 months.


‘The Crucible’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, presents the Arthur Miller play Feb. 1-17. Directed by Norman Lewis. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15 ($12 students, seniors and military; $11 groups of 10 or more, $10 children under 12). Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
  A young servant-girl maliciously causes the arrest of a young farmer’s wife for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie — and from there the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted.

‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents the Tony, Olivier and Drama Desk Award-winning play by Simon Stephens based on the novel by Mark Haddon through Feb. 10 at Black Box Theatre, 430 N Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. Directed by Ceil Herman. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sunday Feb. 3 and 10; and 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday. Reservations: (575) 523-1223. Information: no-strings.org.
  This story follows 15-year-old Christopher solving the mystery of who killed the neighbor’s dog.

Cupid’s Chase 5K — The 5K run benefiting Community Options is 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Old Mesilla Plaza, 2114 Calle de Santiago in Mesilla. Runners, walkers, and rollers (baby strollers and wheelchairs) help raise funds to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Cost: $25; $40 day of event. Information: 771-7764 or comop.com.

For the Love of Arts Fiesta — The town of Mesilla will host its annual art show starts at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Old Mesilla Plaza, as part of For the Love of Art Month. The show features original works created by area artists. Admission is free. Information: mesillanm.gov.
  In 1999, February was declared For the Love of Art Month in Las Cruces in an effort to promote art and the business of art.

Acro-Cats — The show featuring the trained “Rock Cats Rescue” is 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in Las Cruces. Tickets: $22-$40. Information: (575) 523-6403 or RioGrandeTheaftre.com.
  Rock Cats Rescue, and their human staff, are devoted to promoting the mental and physical health benefits of cat training through the use of clicker training … a positive reinforcement based training method. The also encourage and support feline fostering, rescue and adoption.

Chocolate Fantasia – Mimbres Region Arts Council’s 20th annual celebration of arts and sweet delicacies is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in historic downtown Silver City. This year’s theme is “Children’s Storybook Fantasia.” While strolling through downtown, participants can enjoy 20 unique, locally made, handcrafted chocolates. Tickets sell out every year. Tickets: $25 for 20 individual pieces of chocolate; available at eventbrite.com. Information: (575) 538-2505 or chocolatefantasia.org.
  This year’s event headquarters is Family Karate Center, 416 Bullard. Empty boxes available for $2 each. Awards ceremony for best decorations and chocolates is 4:30 p.m.

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Most shows begin at 8 p.m. and are limited to age 21 and older. Tickets through Yapsody.com or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.

Rodney Carrington — The comic and musician performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M. Tickets start at $29. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.

Gene Watson — The country music singer performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Spencer Theater, Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. With his multi-octave range and searing steel guitar, Watson and his band share country hits including “Fourteen Carat Mind,” “Paper Rosie,” “Farewell Party” and more. Tickets: $39-$65. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.


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