El Paso Scene Weekly for March 26-April 1, 2018

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Chicago — The legendary rock band and El Paso favorite returns at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $49.50-$89.50 (Ticketmaster).
  Chicago, came in at No. 9 as the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine’s recent Hot 200 All-Time Top Artists, and is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades.
  Chicago was inducted into the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Lifetime achievements include two Grammy Awards. Record sales top the 100 million mark, and include 21 Top 10 singles, five consecutive No. 1 albums, 11 No. 1 singles and five Gold singles. Of their 36 albums, 25 have been certified platinum.
  Portions of ticket sales also benefit the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation, which seeks a cure for a fatal children’s disease.

Super Kite Contest, Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Bash— The 17th annual events, sponsored by Westside Community Church, are noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Francisco Delgado Park, on Imperial Ridge behind Franklin High School. Admission is free. Information: 877-8000 or westsidecommunity.org. The events include jumping balloons and face painting.
• Kite contest offers prizes for most unusual and longest-time in the air and most beautiful kite.
• Egg Hunt begins at noon, with thousands of eggs and an appearance by the Easter.

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information: (575) 589-0653, ardovinos.com.
  Easter Egg Hunt is March 31 for kids. Hunt begins at 10 a.m. with games at 10:30 a.m.


Zuill Bailey, Kurt Kikkanen and Scott Rawls – El Paso Pro-Musica presents “The Ultimate Trio” in special residency March 26-30 with concerts, educational outreach and more. Tickets: $25; $20 seniors, military; $5 students. Information: 747-8163 or eppm.org.
  Main performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall, and Friday, March 30, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall.
  The string trio also will perform a free Bach’s Lunch Jr. concert noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at the El Paso Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza, designed for children ages 6 and up and their families.

UTEP Department of Music — UTEP Wind Symphony Concert is 7:30 Tuesday, March 27, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets:e $5 ($3 students/military; free for UTEP faculty, students and staff). Information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/liberalarts/music/.

Triarchy CD release party — 8 p.m. Saturday, March 31, with Satanic BBQ, Magnakin and Hyperfyre, at Rockhouse Bar and Grill, 9828 Montana. Free for age 21 and older; $5 minors. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.

The Two Tens & Sweethearts — The two pop-punk inspired bands perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Neon Rose, 2430 Wyoming, for their “The Ditch and The Delta” Tour. Admission is free. Information on Facebook. or at thetwotens.com.
  The Two Tens is a duo playing Ramones-inspired power pop punk. Their second album “On Repeat” came out last year.
  The Sweethearts are a female-fronted four piece inspired by ‘60s girl groups and punk rock.

Alicia Villarreal — The Grammy-nominated Mexican singer performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at the Plaza Theatre for her “La Villarreal Tour.” Tickets: $45-$110 (Ticketmaster).
  Villarreal’s success includes an 8-year stint with Grupo Limite as the lead singer before branching out to launch several chart-topping solo projects.

Celebrating Easter

Eggstravaganza at the Zoo — El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano, hosts Easter weekend activities 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 31-April 1, with candy stations, food, live entertainment and family activities. Zoo admission is $12 for ages 13 to 59; $9 for ages 60 and older and active duty military (including spouse) with ID; $7.50 ages 3 to 12; and free for ages 2 and under. Zoo members admitted free. Information: 212-0966, elpasozoo.org, or on Facebook at ElPasoZoo.

Northeaster Parade — The 40th annual Transmountain Optimist parade is 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31, along Dyer Street from Hercules (by Magoffin Middle School) to the former Northpark Mall site. This year’s Grand Marshal is El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles in celebration of the theme “First Responders ‘R’ Super Heroes.” Co-sponsored by Mimbela Contractors.

Parks and Rec Easter Egg Hunts — The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation hosts several Easter egg hunts and carnivals for youth 17 and younger at various recreation centers and parks 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31. Children divided into different age groups. All events are free. Information, schedule: 212-0393 or elpasotexas.gov/parks-and-recreation.
   Locations are Armijo, 700 E. 7th; Officer David Ortiz, 563 N. Carolina; Don Haskins, 7400 High Ridge; Galatzlan, 650 Wallenberg; Gary del Palacio, 3001 Parkwood; Leona Ford Washington, 3400 E. Missouri; Marty Robbins, 11620 Vista del Sol; Multipurpose, 9031 Viscount; Nolan Richardson, 4435 Maxwell; Pat O’Rourke, 901 N. Virginia; Pavo Real, 9301 Alameda; Seville, 6700 Sambrano, San Juan, 701 N. Glenwood, and Veterans, 5301 Salem.
  Additional hunts are 3:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at Chihuahuita Recreation Center, 417 Charles, and Friday, March 30, at Rae Gilmore, 8501 Diana.
  The Golden Easter Egg Hunt and April Pools Day is 12:15 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Armijo Aquatic Center, 911 S. Ochoa. El Paso Fire Department Water Rescue Team will provide water safety presentation beforehand. Information: 212-0397 or elpasotexas.gov/parks-and-recreation.
  Hunt schedule is 12:15 to 12:25 p.m. (age 4 and under); 12:30 to 12:40 p.m. (age 5-7); 12:45 to 12:55 p.m. (age 8-12). Free swim is 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Community Easter Sunrise Service — The 42nd annual interdenominational service is 7 a.m. Sunday, April 1, at Oz Glaze Center, 13969 Veny Webb, in Horizon City, with area churches participating. The event includes a presentation of colors, and Christian flags and a children’s choir. Presented by the Kiwanis Club of Horizon City. Continental breakfast follows service. Information: 433-7506.

Mount Cristo Rey — The mountain trail will be open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Good Friday, March 30. The trail features stops for the traditional 14 Stations of the Cross, as well as shrines to Our Lady of Fatima and Our Lady of Guadalupe. The trail is 5 miles round trip. Information: 252-9840.
  People are also invited to walk the trail 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 1.
  The four-story-tall statue of Christ on the cross tops the mountain, 4,576 feet above sea level, in Sunland Park, N.M., near the junction of Mexico, Texas and New Mexico. Built in 1938-40 by sculptor Urbici Soler, the monument is accessible off McNutt Road (Highway 273) in Sunland Park — take the Racetrack exit off Paisano and cross the Rio Grande.


Women’s History Month Conference — Iota, Iota, Iota presents the 8th annual conference Tuesday and Wednesday, March 27-28 at the UTEP Student Union East Building. The conference features activists, scholars and artists from all fields hosting panels, workshops, lectures and performances. Participation is free; registration required at whm.iss.utep.edu. Information: 747-5028.

‘Ending Poverty is Within Your Reach’ — Borgen Project, a non-profit organization fighting to downsize global poverty, hosts the free event 2 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at UTEP Centennial Plaza (by Liberal Arts Building). Participants can learn how to advocate for the world’s poor in 45 seconds. Information: Celeste Gomez, 867-4535.

PechaKucha 20 X 20The El Paso and Juarez third annual binational PechaKucha is 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at Café San Angel, Adolfo de la Huerta 245, in Juarez and Thursday, March 29, in the Foundation room, 333 N. Oregon in El Paso. Presenters include Veronica Corchado, Juaritos Literario, Janet Terrazas, La Gran Diosa, Robert Tibuni, Alejandra Dozal, Mike Hardiman, Yvette Perez, and Simon Chandler.
Information: pechakucha.org or on Facebook at PechaKuchaEP.
  Presenters show 20 images, each for 20 seconds and talk along.Anyone with ideas to share who would like to present at may contact William Helm at info@pechakucha-ep.com or 227-2040.

‘Porous Borders’ — Texas Tech University El Paso College of Architecture hosts the 4th annual symposium March 29-April 1 at various locations in both El Paso and Juarez, featuring prominent scholars and architects to the U.S./Mexico border to discuss the timely topic of borders. Events include talks, movie screenings, dinners, tours with Morris Brown, and other networking events. Information: 594-2030, depts.ttu.edu.elpaso.arch/ or on Facebook at Architecture at Texas Tech University El Paso.
  Keynote speakers include Frida Escobedo, filmwriter and producer Alvaro Rodriguez, Ron Rael and Virginia San Fratello.

Downtowning - The free interactive, family-friendy Scavenger Hunt to discover El Paso’s Downtown is 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 29, centered at Visit El Paso, 400 W San Antonio. Open to teams of up to five participants; a cell phone will be required. Advance registration is required at downtowningep.com/scavenger-hunt.
  Stops include Last Thursday galleries and public artworks. Afterwards, participants will submit pictures, stories, etc. to create a collective Downtown memoir.
Sun Cycle will provide a discount for scavenger hunt participants. activities that day.

EPCC Faculty Art Showcase — El Paso Community College Art Discipline Faculty and Staff Art Exhibition runs through March 29, at the Administrative Service Center Foyer, Building A, 9050 Viscount, as part of the Spring Art Festival. Closing day reception is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 29. Admission is free. Information: 831-2393 or epcc.edu/events/artsfestival.

La Union Ecospirit Fest — El Paso Permaculture hosts the family friendly gathering of healers, artists, musicians, vendors, and change makers of all kinds coming together to share their gifts noon to midnight Friday through Sunday, March 30-April 1, at 3125 NM-28 in Anthony, N.M. Cost: $40 three-day passes; $15 per day; age 12 and younger free. Information: 204-9963 or launioneco.com. Regular updates on twitter @LaUnionEco_2018.

Poppy Festival — The 12th annual free Poppy Fest family fun day is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology, 4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso (west of U.S. 54). Activities include live music, art vendors, educational exhibits, nature tours, food vendors, hands-on activities from different community organizations, and more. Admission is free. Information: 755-4332 or archaeology.elpasotexas.gov.
  Free parking at EPCC Transmountain Campus (Diana Exit & US 54), with free shuttle to and from event; no parking at the Archaeology Museum or Border Patrol Museum.
  The Poppy Fest is presented by the El Paso Museum of Archaeology in partnership with the Franklin Mountains Wilderness Coalition, National Border Patrol Museum, and the Downtown Artist and Farmers Market.

Stroll for Epilepsy — The leisurely family walk to raise awareness of epilepsy is 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Walk kicks off with a rally. Registration begins at 8 a.m.; stroll begins at 9 a.m. Participants asked to raise at least $25 for the cause. Participation is free; donations accepted. Information: (888) 548-9716,tschuler@eftx.org or strollforepilepsy.org.
  The Stroll For Epilepsy is a family-friendly walk, reunion and rally that raises dollars and awareness for Epilepsy Foundation Texas’ programs and services such as camps, medical clinics, and education.

César Chávez March — The annual Cesar Chavez March is 5 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Centro de Trabajadores Agrícolas, 201 E. Ninth Avenue. Information: 873-8933.

One World Water Lantern Festival — The premier water lantern festival is 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Ascarate Park 6900 Delta. All lanterns are biodegradable and will be cleaned up after the event. Tickets: $40 through March 15; $45 day of event; includes entry into festival area, floating water lantern, LED flashlight keychain, marker and wristband. Information: waterlanternfestival.com/elpaso.
  Food trucks and music and activities from 4 to 7, with lantern designing at 7 and lantern launch at 7:30 p.m.

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.

‘The Magic Shoes’
— Kids-N-Co. presents the Cinderella story presented from the animals’ points of view 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through April 7, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison. Directed by Anthony Michael Stokes. No performance on Easter Sunday, April 1. Tickets: $7 ($5 children, students, senior citizens, military), available at the door. Some subject matter may be considered offensive for this show, so parental guidance is advised. Information: 274-8797 or on Facebook at El Paso Kids-n-Co.
   Cinderella’s story would have been very different if it weren’t for the mice … and the dog, and the cat and the horses! Like humans, animals all have their eccentricities. Sally is a romantic. Dandelion just likes to eat cheese, but when both of them are told that the prince needs to get married, they take matters into their own hands.


Padres vs. Chihuahuas Exhibition Game — El Paso Chihuahuas will kick off their fifth season with an exhibition game against The San Diego Padres at 6:35 p.m. Monday, March 26, at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Ticket information: 533-BASE or epchihuahuas.com.

UTEP Softball — The Miners softball team’s home games are at UTEP’s Helen of Troy Complex. Ticket information: 747-6065 or utepathletics.com. March 30-31: UTSA. Game times are 2 p.m. Friday (doubleheader) and noon Saturday.

Southwest Brawl 7 — The American Fight League presents professional and amateur mixed martial arts fighters 7 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University, featuring Randy McCarty, Andy Varela, Andre Herrera, Rick Maynez, and other local fighters. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $30; available at holdmyticket.com. Information: americanfightleaguemma.com.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.
  Live racing is Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday through April 17. Post time for the season is 12:30 p.m. Nine races each day. Saturday, March 31: West Texas Derby, Sunburst


USA Dance
— USA Dance Las Cruces NM Chapter #5058, hosts an afternoon dance 3:15 to 6 p .m. Sunday, April 1, at Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago, with 2-step waltz, foxtrot, cha cha, salsa, tango, swing, hustle, cumbia and more. Free dance lesson with John Giusto 2:15 to 3 p.m. Admission: $10 ($5 members). Information: Ellen (575) 522-1438 or edavis4455@yahoo.com; or Jerry, (575) 639-3993 or geraldcarolcarson@gmail.com.

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