El Paso Scene Weekly for Jan. 2-8, 2017

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El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Music Festival — El Paso Pro-Musica presents its annual festival Jan. 4-28 at various venues in El Paso and Las Cruces. Tickets per performance: $25 ($20 seniors/military; $5 students).
   Festival packages: $125 ($100 seniors/military; $50 students) for El Paso performances; $50 ($40 seniors/military; $10 students) for Las Cruces performances and $175 ($140 seniors/military; $60 students) for all shows. Information: 833-9400 or eppm.org.
   Festival highlights include “The Complete Beethoven String Trios” with the Ultimate Trio, violinist Kurt Nikkanen, violist Scott Rawls, and cellist Zuill Bailey; a collaboration with El Paso Symphony Orchestra and Grammy winning guitarist Jason Vieaux; and a performance by world renowned pianist Jerome Rosenthal and his student Michael Brown.
   Pre-Concert talk with Zuill Bailey takes place 30 minutes prior to all concerts.
 • The Twilight Tours 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at Double Eagle Restaurant, 2355 Calle de Guadalupe, on the Mesilla Plaza, and Thursday, Jan. 5, at Star City Studios, 120 W. Castellano.
 • The complete Beethoven String Trio performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6 and 8, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces.

 La Parada — The monthly grassroots event celebrating local culture and lifestyles is 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at 501 Bar and Bistro in the San Carlos Building, 501 Texas. Cover: $5. Information: 351-6023 or on Facebook at laparadaep.

Martin Luther King Jr. Food Drive
— The 17th annual citywide effort to restock area food pantries runs Jan. 3-16, with several organizations participating. Canned and other nonperishable food items can be dropped off at various locations throughout town, including local grocery stores, public library branches, City Hall, and other locations. The food will then be collected, sorted and distributed among agencies serving the less fortunate including the Salvation Army, the Opportunity Center for the Homeless, El Paso Rescue Mission and others. Information: 212-3201 or elpasolibrary.org.
   Grocery Store collection sites: Big 8, Wal-Mart, Vista Markets.
   El Paso Public Library’s Food for Fines program will give patrons the opportunity to pay library fines by donating canned and nonperishable food Jan. 3-14. Fines reduced by $1 for every can of food donated up to $5 per day, provided that library books and materials have been returned in good condition.
 WinterFest — El Paso Live with the Hospitals of Providence and Providence Children’s Hospital, host public ice skating through Jan. 8 in Downtown Arts Festival Plaza near the Plaza Theatre. Skating is $8 ($7 military; $5 age 5 and younger); spectator admission is free; $1 skating discount for military personnel. Tickets at elpasolive.com. Information: 534-0600 or on Facebook at EPWinterfest.
   Rink hours are noon to 10 p.m. Jan. 2-5; and Jan. 8; noon to 11 p.m. Jan. 6-7. Skating sessions begin on the hour and last 50 minutes. Special skate discounts include $2 off with canned good donations on Tuesday for and with warm clothing donations on Wednesday.
 • Skate-N-Date Night is 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, with live music, couple’s skating and cocktails in the cafe.
 • WinterFest Grand Finale is noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, with live music, dancers and games.

Sportscard and Toy Collectible Show — The trading card and toy show is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, at Marriott Hotel, 1600 Airway, hosted by J & M Sportscards. Features Marvel and DC, Spawn, Hot Wheels, Funko, sports and non sports cards and memorabilia, autographs and more. Admission is free. Information: 856-7777.

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs Saturdays year-round at Ardovino's Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Winter hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.

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. No market Dec. 31. Information: 212-1780 or elpasoartsandculture.org.

UTEP Women’s Basketball – Home games are in the Don Haskins Center. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
 • 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5: LA Tech
 • 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7: Southern Miss.

El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s new Major Arena Soccer League team host the Sonora Sole at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at the El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $5-$30. Information: 229-1416, elpasocoyotes.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

 Super Scholar Run — Clint ISD’s 5K run and 1 mile walk and Health Fair is 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Horizon Middle School, 400 N. Kenazo in Horizon City. Registration by Jan 5: $20 per event ($10 students and per person); $25 after Jan. 5. Race day registration is 7:15 to 7:45 a.m. Online registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
   Packet pick-up: noon-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at Clint ISD, 14521 Horizon; and noon-6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at Up and Running, 1475 George Dieter, Suite O.
 Zach Trak — The 5K, 10K and half marathon begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Zia Therapy Center, 900 First St. in Alamogordo. Register at race360.com. Information: www.zachtrak.com.

 Harlem Globetrotters — The famed wizards of basketball’s 2017 World Tour is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at NMSU’s Pan American Center, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $33-$95 (Ticketmaster).
   A Magic Pass 30-minute interactive event starts 90 minutes before the game, when fans can spend time on the court with the Globetrotters. Separate ticket required: $22.

Miners Hockey Club — UTEP’s hockey team hosts Texas A&M at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Jan. 8-9, at El Paso Events Center, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $10-$20. Information: 491-7879 or info@mindershockey.com.

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