El Paso Scene Weekly for Feb. 23-March 1, 2015

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UTEP Department of Music — Performances are at 7:30 p.m. at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets for most performances are $5 ($3 seniors, military, non-UTEP students) and free ages 6 and younger, UTEP students, faculty and staff). Information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/music.
• UTEP Symphony Orchestra — Thursday, Feb. 26.
• Faculty Composition Recital — Friday, Feb. 27.
• Orlando Murillo, violin graduate recital — 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28.

Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. All shows are all-ages (16 and older), unless listed otherwise. Information: 351-9909 Online tickets at trickyfalls.com. Tickets for some shows available at All That Music, Bowie Feathers, Maria’s Closet, Eloise and online at holdmyticket.com. Some tickets available via ticketfly.com or zanytickets.com.
• Cursive — The emo band performs Wednesday, Feb. 25, celebrating the reissue of their debut album, “The Ugly Organ.” Tickets: $15 in advance; $18 day of show.
• Senses Fail — The post-hardcore band performs at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, with guest Kublai Khan. Tickets: $14-$17.

Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets are regularly $3 more for ages 16-20. Information: 356-0966
• Capsula — 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26. Tickets: $8.
• Dirty Rotten Imbeciles (DRI) — The Texas thrash metal band performs at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, with Missing Link, Car Bombs and Terrorists. Tickets: $12 in advance; $15 at the door; available at Crooks Skate Shop and The Headstand.

QUIET RIOT — The metal band performs at 6 p.m. Saturday Feb. 27, at Socorro Entertainment Center, 11200 Santos Sanchez. Admission is free ($10 17 and younger). Information: 860-7777 or speakingrockentertainment.com.

‘Classical Mystery Tour’ — Paso Symphony Orchestra presents the critically acclaimed tribute to The Beatles at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30, $45, $60 and $75 (Ticketmaster). Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
  The four musicians in Classical Mystery Tour look and sound just like The Beatles, but Classical Mystery Tour is more than just a rock concert. The full show presents some 30 Beatles tunes sung, played, and performed exactly as they were written. From early Beatles music on through the solo years, Classical Mystery Tour is the best of The Beatles totally live with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra, and guest conductor Lonnie Klein, guest conductor.
  Classical Mystery Tour features Jim Owen (John Lennon) on rhythm guitar, piano, and vocals; Tony Kishman (Paul McCartney) on bass guitar, piano, and vocals; John Brosnan (George Harrison) on lead guitar and vocals; and Chris Camilleri (Ringo Starr) on drums and vocals.

Río Roma — El Paso Live presents the popular Mexican pop duo of brothers, José Luis and Raúl Ortega Castro at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $25-$175 (Ticketmaster).
  Río Roma first found success as songwriters for several artists including Alejandra Guzmán, Luis Fonsi, Camila and Alejandro Fernández. In 2011, the brothers fulfilled their dream of interpreting their own compositions and becoming the new voice for romantic music in Mexico. Their first album, “Al Fin Te Encontré”, shattered Latin American records. The duo received two nominations for Premio Lo Nuestro 2015: Group or Duo of the Year-Pop Category and Best Collaboration of the Year-Mexican Region.


Heroes for the Homeless luncheon — Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray is keynote speaker for the Salvation Army’s 2015 fundraising luncheon at noon Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Centennial Club and Banquet Hall on Fort Bliss. Tickets: $100 (tables for 10 are $1,000-$1,500). Tickets/information: Rose Lucero, 544-9811.
  Murray recently set the record for consecutive 100-yard games, breaking the record held by legend Jim Brown for more than 50 years.

SUNS Health Fair — Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Students United Para Nuestra Salud (SUNS) host a health fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Texas Tech Northeast Family Medicine Center, 9849 Kenworthy. Services include health screenings for diabetes and hypertension, sports physicals and more. All activities and screenings are free. Free children’s bicycle helmets will be given away. Information: sunshealthfair.com.

Brew at the Zoo — The inaugural event is 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano. The event offers samplings of more than 20 craft brews, barbecue “pub grub,” a dessert truck, pub style games, animal presentations, live music and a commemorative souvenir. Ages 21 and older only. Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 day of event. Designated drivers $20. VIP tickets are $85 (includes entrance to special VIP event 5 to 6 p.m. Six-pack of tickets: $160.

Black History Month Parade and Rally — The annual Inter-Club Council Black History Month Parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Montana and Pershing and travels east on Montana to Copia then south to Missouri ending at Mary Webb Park, 3401 E. Missouri. This year’s theme is “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture.” The rally immediately follows the parade 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Mary Webb Park, with vendor booths, family activities and entertainment. Admission is free. Information: 241-6046.

Miss Black El Paso Southwest Scholarship Pageant — The annual pageant is 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Chamizal National Memorial theater. The Miss Black El Paso Southwest Scholarship pageant for ages 17 to 20 features African American ladies exhibiting poise and grace. Admission: $10; available from all contestants or at the door. Information: 546-9212 or missblackelpasosouthwest.org.
  Contestant applications available from Estine East Side Barbershop. 106 N. Piedras, or Julie Hart at 595-3141.

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 12th annual market now runs Saturdays year-round at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Winter hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This “producers only” market features quality farmers, backyard gardeners and artisans. Well behaved pets on leash welcome. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.
  The market will host a canned food drive every Saturday in February, benefiting El Pasoans Fighting Hunger. Pet adoptions and goodies for dogs every last Saturday of the month.

Downtown Artist and Farmers Market — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s market for area artists is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in the Union Plaza District along Anthony Street. Space for about 53 artists available each month. Information: 212-1780 or elpasoartsandculture.org.
  The market now includes a Farmers’ Market with regionally grown agricultural products.
  La Semilla Food Center and local chefs and restaurants will host free healthy cooking demonstrations at 10:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m. each Saturday.

‘The Reynolds Home Hero’ — The Reynolds Home hosts its first singing competition open to amateur singers of all ages,
2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Funkmeyers Rec Room, 1506 Lee Trevino. Drinks, food and vendor booths available, as well as a photo booth. Registration fee: $20; payable online at reynoldshome.org/singing-competition/ or contact the shelter on Facebook. Cover for spectators: $5; all ages welcome.
  Judge is Fernando Cuevas from KLAQ; Channelle Chacon, Miss United Continents U.S.; and members from local band Chuco Soul Project. Prizes include recording time at Sonic Ranch, singing the National Anthem at a Chihuahuas game and a professional photo shoot.
  All proceeds will go towards the ongoing costs of operating the newly expanded shelter for women and children. This event kicks off the beginning of the home’s 25th anniversary celebration.


‘Rent’ —
El Paso Community College’s Theater Ensemble presents the hit Broadway musical Feb. 19-March 1 at the EPCC Transmountain Campus Forum Theater, 9570 Gateway North. Directed by Keith Townsend. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Children 7 and older welcome. Tickets: $15 ($7 EPCC student, faculty, staff, seniors; $10 non-EPCC students, military). Information: 831-3205 or epcc.edu/theater.
  Winner of the 1996 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book and Best Original Score, this rock musical is based loosely on Puccini’s “La Bohème.” Jonathan Larson follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

‘Almost, Maine’ — El Paso Playhouse presents the play by John Cariani Feb. 20-March 14. Directed by Corey Dlask. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $7-$10. Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
  The play is comprised of nine short plays that explore love and loss in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine.

‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare ... Abridged’ — El Paso Playhouse presents the comedic treatment of the bard’s plays Feb. 20-March 14. Directed by Vanessa Keyser. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $7-$10. Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.

‘Stone Face/Steel Efface’ — Pasithea Dance Company and Kids-N-Co. presents the Full Length Dance Production tribute to the “silence and cacophony of the 1920s” at 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Feb. 27-March 1, at Kids N. Co, 1301 Texas. Tickets: $8 ($5 children, students, military and seniors). Information: 351-1455 or on Facebook at El Paso Kids-N-Co.


UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home games are in the Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $5 (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• Thursday, Feb. 26: Louisiana Tech, 7 p.m.
• Saturday, Feb. 28: Southern Miss, 2 p.m.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. everyday. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.
  Live racing season runs through April. Post time is 12:15 p.m. Fridays through Mondays.

El Paso Rhinos - El Paso’s Junior League ice hockey team plays home games at the Sierra Providence Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Regular game time is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets; $20 glass seats; $15 center line; $10 bluelines; $5 general admission. information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com.  Feb. 27-March 1: Oklahoma City Blazers.

El Paso semi-pro football — El Paso’s semi-pro football teams play all games are on Saturdays.
• El Paso Armor home games are at Socorro Athletic Complex (SAC). Game time is 6 p.m. Admission: $5; parking is free. Information: 497-6266 or elpasoarmor.com.
  Opening game is against the NM Wolfpack, Feb. 28. Pre-game car show is at 4 p.m.
• Sun City Reapers home games are 6:30 p.m. at Bowie High School, 801 S. San Marcial. Admission: $5 ($3 students). Information: 383-4966 or suncityreapers.com. Opening home game is against the Las Cruces Kings Feb. 28.
• El Paso Seminoles home games are at Burges High School stadium, part of the Minor Professional Football League. Tickets are $10 ($7 military/students; free for age 10 and under). Information: El Paso Seminoles on Facebook. Opening home game is 7 p.m. Saturday Feb. 28 against the West Texas Drillers. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. to meet the players.

Race for the Cure — The 23rd annual Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation’s 5K Race for the Cure is 8 a.m. Sunday, March 1, at its new location at Southwest University Park in Downtown El Paso. The fundraiser has become one of the region’s biggest races, with 8,000 participants in 2014. Walk-up registration begins at 6 a.m. Registration/information: 533-4433 or komenelpaso.org.
  The event includes a 5K competitive run, and 5K and 1-mile non-competitive coed run/walk. Opening ceremonies begin at 7:30 a.m. Also offered are Zumba, Jazzercise and Kids Karate demonstrations presented by EP/Roca Fitness.
  Registration: $35 competitive 5K; $30 non-competitive 5K run/walk; $25 ages 5-12 “Kids for the Cure” 5K and 1 mile run/walk.
  Sleep In for the Cure donations: $35 (includes t-shirt and pillow case).
  This year’s local sponsor is Mattress Firm.

Southern New Mexico

‘Living Legends’ — Brigham Young University presents a celebration of Native American, Polynesian and Latin American music and dance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb, 26, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $12. Information: (575) 523-6403 or RioGrandeTheatre.com.
  Through lavish costumes and intricate choreography, performers of native descent represent the cultures of Polynesia and the Americas.

Johnny Rawls — Mississippi Soul Man Johnny Rawls performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at Beverly Hills Hall & Cantina, 150 N. Hermosa Street, Las Cruces, backed by his 8-piece studio group, The Rays. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission: $20 in advance; $25 at the door; available in advance at All That Music and at the cantina. Information: 520-8776
  Rawls has been nominated for 14 Blues Music Awards during his 40-year career. His current release, “Soul Brothers with Otis Clay,” is nominated for Soul Album of the Year and he is nominated for Male Soul Artist of the Year.

Dan Franklin Smith — The New York City-based pianist performs at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo.  Tickets: $9, $13 and $18. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.

Gathering of Quilts — The Winter Quilters of Sierra County’s annual quilt Show is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27-28, at Ralph Edwards Civic Center, 460 4th Street in Truth of Consequences, N.M., with around 125 quilts by local quilters, quilt raffle and guessing games. Admission is free. Information: winterquilters@yahoo.com.

Charley Pride — The country music legend performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino, Mescalero, N.M. Tickets: $30-$75. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.

‘Other Desert Cities’ — American Southwest Theatre Company presents the comedy by Jon Robin Baitz, Feb. 20-March 8, at NMSU’s Center for the Arts. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $5-$17. Information: (575) 646-4515.
  The conservative Wyeth household’s family Christmas erupts when their liberal daughter Brooke arrives bearing a soon-to-be published memoir full of family secrets.

‘An Iliad’ — The highly acclaimed touring production of “An Iliad” with Algernon D’Ammassa and Randy Granger returns to the Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces, 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28-March 1. Tickets: $12 general admission;$10 students and seniors over 65. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.

The Birds, The Bees & The Brews — Foundation for Las Cruces Museums will host an informal evening of refreshments, conversation and presentations on animal courting behaviors 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science, 411 N. Main, in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Ages 21 and older welcome. Admission is free; must have valid ID to enter. Information: (575) 522-3120, las-cruces.org/museums or on Facebook.
  Enjoy child-free, brain-building science featuring live demos, presentations and a chance to explore the museum after dark. Snacks and sweets provided, as well as a cash bar offered with local beers provided by High Desert Brewery.

‘Truth’ World Premiere — The world premiere of a feature film produced in southern New Mexico by Las Cruces-based PRC Productions is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27-28, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Written and directed by Michael J. Cramer (“Weird Science,” “Summer Camp Nightmare”) and starring William McNamara (“Dream a Little Dream,” “Copycat”). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $8.50. Information: (575) 523-6403 or RioGrandeTheatre.com.
  “Truth” follows a diverse group of college students who stumble into a top-secret facility somewhere deep in the Gila Wilderness and become infected with a deadly virus that could become a worldwide threat.

‘A Grand Night for Singing!’ — El Paso Opera Young Artists Program, directed by Justin Lucero, present an evening of song from light opera to musical theatre at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main Street in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. The show features selections from “Naughty Marietta,” “The Desert Song,” “Rose Marie” and more. Tickets: $25 (includes reception), available at RioGrandeTheatre.com. Information: (575) 523-6403.

West Texas

Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering — The 29th annual gathering is Feb. 27-28 at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. The second oldest of its kind in the country, the event offers stage shows and individual performances by nationally known cowboy poets, musicians and storytellers. Information: (432) 837-2326, 1-800-561-3712 or cowboy-poetry.org.
  This year’s headliners are Eli Barsi, “Straw” Berry, Craig Carter, John Davis and Elizabeth Ebert on Friday and R.W. Hampton, Kristyn Harris, Yvonne Hollenbeck, Jim Jones and R.P. Smith on Saturday.
  Recitations of poetry and music are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday throughout the Sul Ross campus, starting with an open session at 9 a.m. each day. Sessions are free.
  Showcase performances are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, in Marshall Auditorium. Tickets: $15.
  A “Yodlin’ Fools” performance is 1 p.m. Friday. Tickets: $10.
  A Saturday night dance is planned benefiting the Crisis Center. Call for details. Tickets: $20.
  A chuckwagon breakfast is 7:30 a.m. each morning at Poet’s Grove (east side of Kokernot Field). Cost: $5.

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