El Paso Scene Weekly for April 27-May 3, 2015
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 Jazz Bands — Jazz I performance Tuesday, April 28.
• UTEP Concert Band — Wednesday, April 29.
• Symphony Band — Thursday, April 30.
Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909 Online tickets at trickyfalls.com.
• Four Year Strong — The “easycore” band performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, with among the brave, Trigger Warning and Destroying the Shapes. Tickets: $15.
• Swingin’ Utters — The California punkers perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, with The Bomb Pops. Tickets: $13.
• Nightwish — The hit Finnish metal band’s 2015 North America Tour is 8 p.m. Sunday, May 3, with Sabaton and Delain. Tickets: $35; $175 VIP.
State Line Music Series — The O’s performs 8-10 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at State Line Restaurant, 1222 Sunland Park Drive. Admission is free; age 21 and older welcome. All customers asked to bring non-perishable food donation or monetary donation for the West Texas Food Bank. Information: 581-3371, WTxFoodBank.org or countyline.com.
ZZ Top — The Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famers Billy F. Gibbons, Frank Beard and Dusty Hill perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. The Texas trio performs hits ranging from “Sharp Dressed Man” to “La Grange” and “Legs” and “Tush” along with “I Gotsta Get Paid” and other new material from “La Futura.” Tickets: $42.50, $57.50 and $72.50 (Ticketmaster).
ZZ Top, formed in Houston, Texas in 1969, became a huge international touring act in the ‘70s and were darlings of MTV in the ‘80s, going on to sell tens of millions of records. Their unique hybrid of dirty blues and hard rock, incorporating new sounds and technology, earned them induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. This summer the band will release a comprehensive greatest hits collection, “The Baddest of ZZ Top.”
Orchestre SubliME — The mystical world fusion performance is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1-3, at El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, with an eclectic mix of jazz, Middle Eastern, Latin, funk and more. Tickets: $20 general admission; available online at brownpapertickets.com.
The hand-picked group features world-renowned musicians fluent in several genres “united in the cause of perpetrating musical mischief and joy through rhythm, harmony and melody.”
Battle of El Dorado — Sports X host the marching band competition at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at UTEP’s Sun Bowl Stadium. Well-known and competitive marching bands will participate in the competition including Alcorn State University, Mississippi Valley State and Prairie View A&M. Tickets: $30; $20 students and military; $15 age 17 and younger (Ticketmaster).
The bands are known for their precision performances, musicians, drum majors and dancers
ALSO THIS WEEK
El Dedon Verde Flower Show — El Dedon Verde Garden Club’s 64th annual standard flower show and silent auction, “A Garden Clubber’s Bucket List,” is 2 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at 150 Sunset Garden and Event Center, 150 E. Sunset Road. This year’s event’s different horticultural and floral design categories, from miniatures and table displays to fresh and dried floral arrangements, feature “wish list” themes, such as “Hiking the Redwoods,” “Eating at a Cordon Bleu Restaurant,” and “Finding the Fountain of Youth.” Refreshments will be served. Admission: $10. Information: eldedonverdegardenclub.org.
Fort Bliss Spring Bazaar — The Noncommissioned Officer’s Club hosts the spring bazaar 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 2-3, at Fort Bliss Trading Post, 1717 Marshall Road. Information: Sue Gonzales: 590-7202.
Animal Rescue League’s ‘Dinner with Friends’ — Animal Rescue League of El Paso’s 14th annual fundraising gala, is Saturday, May 2, at the Camino Real Hotel, 101 S. El Paso Street. Yappy Hour silent auction is 6 p.m. with dinner and festivities 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets: $65 ($650 table for 10). Reservations and payment due by April 24. Information: 821-7283 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: arlep.org.
Support levels available are “Top Paw” ($1,500,) “The Cat’s Meow” ($1,000) and “Top Dog” ($800). All support levels include a reserved table for ten and recognition at the dinner.
This year’s theme is “For Better or Worse,” participants may share a picture or two of their animal doing something naughty or sweet. Email pictures to email@example.com or post them on the league’s Facebook page.
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. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Well behaved pets on leash welcome. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.
Downtown Artist and Farmers Market — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s market is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in the Union Plaza District along Anthony Street. Information: 212-1780 or elpasoartsandculture.org.
Art Auction 2015 — KCOS-TV public television’s annual on-air juried art competition and fundraising auction set for noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 2-3. The event will be juried for the first time this year. Information: 594-5345 or kcostv.org/artauction.
Local artists the opportunity to display their best art work while giving our viewers the chance to bid and win their favorite pieces. The winner of each category has the chance to win a cash prize, including a non-juried category that features Early El Paso artists and other donations.
‘Mary Poppins’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, 2nd floor Union Building on the UTEP campus, presents Disney’s hit family musical based on the beloved storybook character April 17-May 17. Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Sunday dinner show is 2:30 p.m. April 19; non-dinner shows are 1:30 p.m. Sunday April 26, May 3, 10 and 17). Tickets: $31.50-$46.50 dinner shows; $17.50-$27.50 non-dinner matinees. Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.
Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s “Mary Poppins” delighted Broadway audiences for more than 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Bart, a jack-of-all-trades, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones she has a profound effect upon.
‘Trestle at Pope Lick Creek’ — UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance presents the “poignant, brutal, and erotically charged tale of redemption and the search for identity that reveals the fragility and beauty of the human spirit” by Naomi Wallace April 24-May 3 in the Fox Fine Arts Studio Theatre. Directed by Joel Murray. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $13 ($11 seniors, military, group, UTEP alumni and non-UTEP students; $9 UTEP students; ages 4-12): 747-5118 or theatredance.utep.edu.
Set against the backdrop of the Depression, the local bad girl draws in a naïve boy to outrun an oncoming train on a narrow trestle that sits 100 feet up over a dry, rocky creek. The last boy who ran with her did not make it across.
El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA baseball team hosts the Salt Lake Bees at 6:35 p.m. Monday and 11:05 a.m. Tuesday, April 27-28, at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Individual game tickets: $5 lawn seating; reserved seats begin at $8 in advance; $10 at the gate, plus $1.50 convenience fee. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame — The Prices Give Em Five Hall of Fame Banquet is 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. Silent auction is 4 p.m. with social hour at 5:30 p.m. and banquet and induction at 6 p.m. Tickets: $30. Information: 490-8156 or elpasoathletichalloffame.com.
This year’s inductees are athletes Ruben Dominguez Jr., Paul Pearson and Edmund Stansbury; Coaches Jerry Pippins and Mike Price; photographer Brian Kanof and official Bob Geske.
2015 USBC Open Championships — El Paso will host the national sports event through July 12, at El Paso Convention Center, One Civic Center Plaza, hosted by the U.S. Bowling Congress. Participation open to all USBC members. Last day of team competition is July 11. Information: bowl.com/openchamp/
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.
Southern New Mexico
‘Twelfth Night’ — American Southwest Theatre Company concludes its season with the William Shakespeare comedy April 17-May 3, at NMSU’s Center for the Arts. Reception follows the opening night performance. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10-$17. Information: (575) 646-4515.
After surviving a shipwreck, Viola arrives in Illyria and disguises herself as a man. But Lady Olivia falls in love with her and twin brother Sebastian suddenly appears, leading to chaos and laughter.
‘Shoulders’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Downtown Mall, presents the dramatic comedy by Jeffrey Kinghorn April 24-May 10. Directed by David Edwards. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $9-$12. Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
The McClintocks, a family of women in San Francisco, 1942, have come through the great depression thanks to the grit of eldest daughter Lorraine, a shipyard welder, upon whom her mother and younger sister depend to keep the family going.
Los Tucanes de Tijuana — The Tejano band performs at 8 p.m. Friday, May 1, at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino, Mescalero, N.M. Tickets: $40-$100. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
T or C Fiesta — The 66th annual fiesta is Friday through Sunday, May 1-3, in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Events include a rodeo, music, carnival, vendors, games in the park, live music, salsa contest, bike show, barbecue, Sunday duck race and more. The annual parade is 10 a.m. Saturday through Downtown, with this year’s theme “Fiesta.” Also planned are mystic wanderers, belly dance, carnival, food and merchandise vendors and more. Admission to most events is free. Information: (575) 497-9480, torcfiesta.com or on Facebook at Truth or Consequences Fiesta.
When Hot Springs, N.M., accepted a game show’s invitation for a town to change its name to Truth or Consequences, part of the reward for doing so was to have the show’s host be the guest of honor at a festival each year. Ralph Edwards fulfilled the promise for 50 years, and the community continues to celebrate every first weekend in May.
Las Cruces Tour of Gardens — The 20th annual Las Cruces garden clubs tour is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at six Las Cruces area gardens. Visitors may begin the tour in any garden; signs will identify the gardens.
This year’s gardens are tiny gems surrounding historic homes in the Alameda and Mesquite Districts. Another highlight is the community garden at the Munson Senior Center. Refreshments will be served at the historic Alameda Hotel, which will be open for the tour. There will be drawings for gate prizes and Dona Ana County Extension Service Master Gardeners will be available in each garden to answer questions.
Tickets: $7 (free for children 12 and younger). No toilet facilities available at the homes on the tour. Proceeds donated to community gardening projects.
Available in advance at Ashley Furniture, 3299 Del Rey; Boudreau Jewelers, 2001 E. Lohman; Emerald Isle, 1701 Calle de Mercado; Glen Cutter Gallery, 2640 El Paseo; Guzman’s Garden Center, 540 Telshor and 270 Avenida de Mesilla. Ticket and information available on the day of the tour at the Heske Community Garden, 975 S. Mesquite, and all garden sites. Information: (575) 521-0521 or lctog.org.
Participating clubs are Mesilla Valley Garden Club, Desert Daubers Garden Club, and Hi Hopes Garden Club of Las Cruces.
‘The New Electric Ballroom’ — FUSION Theatre of Albuquerque presents the Obie Award and Irish Times Award winning play by Enda Walsh at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 2-3, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main Street in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Tickets:$32.50 main floor, $22 balcony in advance; $37.50 main floor, $27.50 balcony day of show. Information: (575) 523-6403 or riograndetheatre.com.
Author of the Tony-Award winning musical “Once,” Walsh brings three sisters and a fishmonger into a stunning play on memory.
Street Legends Custom Car Super Fest — The family show and expo benefiting Animal Service Center of Mesilla Valley is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at the Southern NM State Fair Grounds off I-10 (west of Las Cruces), featuring hundreds of Custom Cars, a swap meet, car corral, food, various vendors, beer and wine garden, kids zone and more. Live Entertainment on two stages with Windy City, Chicago Tribute, Rockabilly Strangers, Soiled Out, Steppin Up and Unlyshed. RV parking available. Admission: $5 in advance; $10 at the gate; under 10 free. Information: (575) 520-8776 or streetlegendssuperfest.com.
Advance tickets available at ABC Paint & Body Supply, 1670 W. Picacho in Las Cruces and All That Music, 6800 Gateway East in El Paso.
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