El Paso Scene Weekly for Aug. 3-9, 2015
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Plaza Classic Film Festival — El Paso Community Foundation’s annual classic and ”semi-classic” movie festival is Aug. 5-16. Billed as the “world’s largest classic film festival,” the festival presents more than 80 movies of all genres from the golden age of cinema to more recent favorites.
Screenings are in the Plaza’s Main (Kendle Kidd) Theatre, Philanthropy Theatre and outdoor Festival Plaza. VIP passes are $200; club passes for teens 14-18 are $100; includes admission to all ticketed events, express lane entry; and admission to receptions and other special events. Information: 533-4020 or plazaclassic.com.
Academy Award winner Louise Fletcher will appear with Milos Forman’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, in the Main Theatre. Fletcher won the best actress Oscar for her portrayal of the evil Nurse Ratched in the 1975 drama. She also will headline a private reception for Festival Pass holders. Tickets: $10.
A free film talk precedes the showing at 6 p.m. in the Foundation Room.
Fletcher will also appear with director Robert Altman’s 1974 cult hit “Thieves Like Us,” her first credited movie role, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8,the Main Theatre. Tickets: $6.
She will sign autographs at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, in the El Paso Community Foundation’s Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon. Admission is free, but there will be a charge for autographs.
Free Plaza Day is to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, in the Main Theatre, which family-friendly cartoons and film shorts.
Opening night event is 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, with “The Man Who Knew Too Much,” in the main theater. Tickets: $20.
Other special events:
• A screening of the 1984 baseball-based movie “The Natural,” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, on the scoreboard of Southwest University Park on Santa Fe, across from the Plaza. Tickets: $6 general admission.
• El Paso-raised actress Yvette Yates, who debuted at the festival in 2014, will appear with the new comedy horror movie “Bloodsucking Bastards” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at the Philanthropy Theatre. The comedy, by Los Angeles’ troupe Dr. God, debuted at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival and will be released commercially on Sept. 4. Tickets: $4.
• Actor Anthony Escobar will appear for a showing of Bless Me Ultima at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7. Tickets: $4.
• An encore screening of “Gone With the Wind” is 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, in the main theatre. Free film talk at 5 p.m. in the Foundation Room. Tickets: $8.
• Organist Walter Strony will accompany the 1920 silent classic “The Mark of Zorro” on the Plaza Theatre’s restored Wyler Mighty Wurlitzer organ at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, in the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $6.• Somos Fund Benefit with Director Bernard Ruiz is 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. Cost: $50; call 533-4020 for tickets.
Kindle Kidd Performance Hall (Main Theatre) screenings are $6 (7 p.m. and later screenings are $8).
All film talks are 6 p.m. free, and in the Foundation Room.
• A Streetcar Named Desire, for which Vivian Leigh won the Academy Award, 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6.
• Jezebel — 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7.
• The Misfits, Clark Gable’s last movie, 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7.
• Midnight Cowboy — 10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7.
• Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion — Saturday, Aug. 8.
• Enter The Dragon — 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8.
• Dark Victory — 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9.
• Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan — 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, with film talk.
Philanthropy Theatre admission is $4, unless listed otherwise:
• Sons of the Desert — 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7.
• Y Tu Mamá También — 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7.
• Fort Bliss — 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8.
• The Messenger — 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8.
• The Bicycle Thief — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8.
• Truth — 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8.
• Combat America, a World War II documentary directed and narrated by Clark Gable, noon Sunday, Aug. 9.
• Hondo — 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9.
• Do You Dream in Color — 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9.
• Panic In The Streets — 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9.
Mills Parking Garage movies are at 9 p.m. Thursdays. Cost is $5, plus parking:
• Aug. 6: Spaceballs
Foundation Room showings:
• Local Flavor: The Good The Bad and The Indie, Vol. 11 — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7. Free.
• Local Flavor: Shorts I — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. Free.
• Witness to War — 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, with talk by Dr. Charlie Clements. Free.
Music-based movies are 9 p.m. on Oregon Street, preceded with live concerts at 7:30 p.m.:
• Friday: Aug. 7: Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones, with concert by Mariachi Fatigo
• Saturday, Aug. 8: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, with concert by Los Traques.
Warhol’s World free screenings are at the El Paso Museum of Art Auditorium:
• Mario Banana #2, The Velvet Under Ground and Nico, and Lonesome Cowboys — 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7.
• Elvis at Ferus, Salvador Dali and Life of Juanita Castro — 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8.
• Andy Warhol Films panel discussion is 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8.
• Screen Test Reel #16 and Sunset — 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8.
The festival hosts its first Plaza Classic Film Camp for aspiring young filmmakers age 9 to 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 3-14, in the Foundation Room of El Paso Community Foundation, 333 N. Oregon. Campers will work with industry professionals to learn the basics of movie making, from storytelling to filming to editing. The camp will culminate with a screening of the movies made in camp. Cost: $325 after (deadline is Aug. 1).
Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909 Online tickets at trickyfalls.com.
• I Prevail — The post-hardcore band’s The Crossroads Tour is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, with Dangerkids, Fit for Rivals and Dayseeker. Tickets: $12-$15.
• Anthony Raneri — The singer/songwriter’s Sorry State of Mind Tour Saturday, Aug. 8, in Bowie Feathers, with Laura Stevenson and Allison Weiss. Tickets; $12-$14.
‘Harp in Tradition’ — Consulate General of Mexico and Centro Cultural Paso Del Norte present a concert by Celso Duarte at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Duarte is a virtuoso of Mexican Jarocho and Paraguayan harps, arranger, singer and multi-talented instrumentalist. Admission is free. Information: 544-9299 or consulmex.sre.gob.mx/elpaso/.
Duarte has performed and recorded with Lila Downs, and collaborated with other artists such as Celso Piña, Placido Domingo, Ramon Vargas, Julieta Venegas and many others.
Yuri — The Mexican singer and actress performs at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at El Paso Country Coliseum, 4100 Paisano. Tickets: $59.50, $79.50, $99.50 and $125 (Ticketmaster).
Alfresco! Fridays — The free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays at Convention Center Plaza. Presented by ElPasoLive.com and sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0633 or alfrescofridays.com. Aug. 7: Sobredosis del Sabor (salsa, country).
Chase Rice — One of country music’s hottest rising stars concludes the summer’s “Let Freedom Sing” concert series at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Fort Bliss’s Freedom Crossing’s event lawn. Opening act is Colorado’s Overton Road.
No coolers or outside food and beverages permitted. Chairs permitted on concrete areas only. The public is welcome; early arrival is encouraged. Information: 564-5311 or freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com.
Rice hit the mainstream country scene in 2013 with his albums “Dirt Road Communion” and “Ignite the Night,” which generated such hits as “How She Rolls”, “Ready Set Roll”, “Gonna Wanna Tonight”, and most recently “Ride”.
‘La Parada’ — The monthly grassroots event celebrating local culture and lifestyles starts at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at 501 Bar and Bistro at the San Carlos Building, 501 Texas. One dollar tacos and margaritas 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is free before 8 p.m.; $5 after 8 p.m., ages 18 and older welcome. Information: 351-6023 or on Facebook at laparadaep.
This month features music by Tidals, Botany, Rico Ferri & Eddy Boy, VIVA LAS VEGAS, Villain's Kiss, and System A, with art by Los Visionaries and El Paso Punk Rock Flea Market.
Ardovino’s Live Music — Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Dr. in Sunland Park, hosts live music at 7;30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. Information: (575) 589-0653.
• Friday, Aug. 7: Locomotion
• Saturday, Aug. 8: Chris Oliver.
‘Obscuro Total’ — The Spanish-language soap opera performance featuring Latin American soap opera star Fernando Colunga is 6 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium, with Blanca Soto, Ernesto Laguardia and Aylin Mujica. No English translation provided. Tickets: $45, $65 and $95 (Ticketmaster).
Music Forum El Paso — Music Forum El Paso presents ‘Collegium Aureum,’ a joint recital featuring Brianna Moldane, coloratura soprano, accompanied by Linda McClain, and Jesus Fuentes, piano 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1000 Montana. The two students will present works by Beethoven, Brahms, Handel Mozart, Puccini, Carlisle Floyd, Douglas Moore, and Enrique Granados. Admission is free. Information: 544-3081 or musicforumelpaso.org.
The performing is the start of the Music Forum’s young artists series.
ALSO THIS WEEK
Fiesta de San Lorenzo — The annual fiesta at San Lorenzo Catholic Church in Clint is noon to midnight Friday through Sunday, Aug. 7-9. Admission is free to all events. Information: 851-2255.
One of El Paso County’s oldest traditions, the event includes food, games, rides, matachines, loteria, raffle tickets and live music throughout the weekend. The event traditionally attracts more than 10,000 people each day.
To get there, take the Clint exit from I-10 and follow the Mission Trail signs.
El Paso Ballroom Dance Academy — 7220 N. Mesa. Information: 585-0090 or danceelpaso.com. A dance with Team Havana is Friday, Aug. 7. Admission is $10, BYOB. Free Kizomba lesson 9-10 p.m.
Rock the Fort — Hoobastank headlines Fort Bliss MWR’s summertime concert extravaganza Saturday, Aug. 8, at Biggs Park, 11388 Sergeant Major Blvd on Fort Bliss, featuring live bands, beer garden, food and drink vendors, and more. Bring a lawn chair or blanket; no outside food and beverages, glass containers, coolers or pets allowed. Gates open at 4 p.m.; admission is free; beer garden access is $10 (includes beer samples) and preferred seating. Information: 588-6741 or blissmwr.com.
Also performing are Candlebox, The Animal in Me, Andromeda Theory, and Fall 2 Rise.
Tunerz & Dubs Auto Show — The car show benefiting the Reynolds House, safe house for moms and kids is 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, at El Paso Convention Center, with food, entertainment, dj, beer garden and more. Information: 449-0132 ultimatetunerzanddubsautoshow.com.
Registration participants: $30 through Aug. 8; $35 day of show. Classes include imports, domestics, luxury, hot rods, lowriders, SUVs, trucks, ruckus scooters and more.
International Museum of Art — 1211 Montana. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 543-6747 or internationalmuseumofart.net.
Showing Aug. 7-Sept. 2: “Sci-Fi Vibrations” by Fernando Rascón, presented in partnership with Consulate General of Mexico, Centro Cultural Mexicano Paso del Norte. Rascón’s murals are located in the Museo Semilla and the Casa Cuna in the city of Chihuahua, the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City, and the Muses Museum of Hermosillo, Sonora. Originally from Chihuahua City, he is a pioneer of the “fluid acrylic” technique, which has materialized his philosophical, artistic and spiritual pursuits and focused them on quantum physics. The exhibit, which consists of a painting of fluid acrylic, sculpture installed with mirrors and LED lighting, and three pen drawings, focuses the relationship between science fiction and humans. Opening reception is 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7.
Agave Rosa Gallery — 905 Nobl. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Information: 533-8011 or agaverosagallery.com. Showing in August is Visiones 2015, a group exhibit by local artists Rigoberto de la Mora, Jesus de Mendoza (Pano) and Alfonso Vasquez (Rada). Opening reception is 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8.
Sunland Art Gallery — 5034-D Doniphan, in Placita Santa Fe. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Information: Cil Abeyta, 584-3117 or 474-0053.
Showing Aug. 8-Sept. 29: ”Las Tres Amigas" works by Corinne Abeyta-Spinnler, Candy Mayer and Melinda Etzold. Opening is 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. All three artists will be demonstrating. Mayer’s game, Loteria El Paso, will be available to play. There will be gifts of art and refreshments and live music in the evening.
‘Viva El Paso!’ — El Paso Community Foundation has joined with El Paso Live and the UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance to present the return of the summertime outdoor musical extravaganza with performances at 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 8, at to McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Tickets: $14-$20; $10-$16 age 2-12; $12-$18 seniors 65 and older (Ticketmaster).
The show chronicles the 400-year history and cultural evolution of the El Paso region, celebrating the four major cultures that have influenced the City of the Sun: Native American, Spanish, Mexican and Western American. A cast of over 50 performers brings these cultures and their history to the stage through drama, song and dance.
‘Steel Magnolias’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the Robert Harling classic, through Aug. 8. Directed by Veronica Frescas. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 ($8 seniors; $7 students and military). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies “who are anybody” come to have their hair done. Filled with hilarious repartee and revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy.
El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA baseball team hosts the Reno Aces; 7:05 p.m. Monday and Tuesday Aug. 3-4, 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.
A special screening of the 1984 baseball-based movie “The Natural,” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, on the park’s scoreboard, in conjunction with the Plaza Classic Film Festival. Tickets: $6 general admission.
King of the Cage — Warriors live professional MMA is 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Socorro Entertainment Center, 11200 Santos Sanchez. Tickets: $30-$60 (holdmyticket.com). Information: 860-7777 or speakingrockentertainment.com.
Run Internacional: The U.S.-Mexico 10K Run — The 6.2-mile race begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, on the U.S side of the Stanton Street Port of Entry. Runners will loop through downtown El Paso then cross the Stanton Street Bridge, loop through downtown Juárez, and return across the Paso Del Norte Bridge to the finish line. All runners must carry a passport or other valid border crossing document, and also must present it for packet pickup. Information: international10k.com.
Entry fee: $25 through Aug. 5, $30 Aug. 6-7. Limited to 1,500 participants. Online registration taken through 6 p.m. Aug. 5 at raceadventuresunlimited.com. Packet pickup 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 6-7 at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa. No race day registration or packet pickup.
The event wraps up the 2015 United States−Mexico Summit: A View from the Border Aug. 6-7, on the UTEP campus. Hosted by the Office of U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke and UTEP. Information: utep.edu/usmxs.
Run with A Purpose — St. Raphael’s inaugural 5K run and 1 mile walk is 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, at Album Park, 10259 Album. Cost: $20 per event. T-shirts to first 250 registrants, refreshments available after the race. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org; on line registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Packet pick up is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 8, at St. Raphael’s, 2301 Zanzibar, or 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. on race day at the start line.
Southern New Mexico
Lincoln County Fair — The 61st annual fair is Aug. 3-8, at the County Fairgrounds at 5th and Hwy 48 in Capitan, N.M. (north of Ruidoso). Admission is free. Information: (575) 648-2311.
Old Lincoln Days — The annual celebration of Lincoln’s Wild West heritage is Aug. 7-9 in Lincoln, N.M., a restored Western town famous for the bloody Lincoln County Wars of 1878 and the escape of Billy the Kid after he was sentenced to die by hanging. The town, maintained by the Lincoln State Monument and Lincoln County Heritage Trust, is on U.S. 380 about 30 minutes from Ruidoso. The event features a parade, vendors, food, living history demonstrations and more 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with a parade at 11 a.m. Sunday. Information: (575) 653-4372 or billythekidpageant.org.
The “Last Escape of Billy the Kid” folk pageant is 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday on the pageant grounds. Pageant admission: $6 ($2 ages 6-12; free for age 5 and younger).
‘Fiddler on the Roof’ — Alamogordo Music Theatre’s presents the Joseph Stein musical at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7-8, at the Flickinger Center, 1110 N. New York in Alamogordo, N.M. Directed by Jeremy Patton. Tickets: $10. Information: email@example.com or alamogordomusictheatre.org.
Set in tsarist Russia in 1905, this timeless musical is based on the story of “Tevye and his Daughters” by Sholem Aleichem. The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives.
Red, White and Blues Festival — Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society hosts its 2nd annual blues festival 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at St. Clair Winery and Bistro, 1720 Avenida de Mesilla, in Mesilla, N.M. featuring performances from The Austin Jimmy Murphy four-piece band 4 to 6 p.m.; Muddy Hands Blues Band 6 to 8 p.m. and 24/7 Blues Band 8 to 10 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blankets. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door Advance tickets available in at St. Clair Winery & Bistro; White’s Music Box, 200 North Main; Hubbard’s Music-N-More, 108 Wyatt Drive and by credit card at online at mvjazzblues.net.
Tailgate 2015 — The annual outdoor concert series in Alamogordo, N.M., raises funds for the Flickinger Center. Rockabilly Strangers perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, in the upper parking lot at the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Patrons should bring their own food, lawn chair and beverages. Gates open 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Single event tickets are $45 if space available. Information: (575) 437-2202. Online reservations at flickingercenter.com.
Chubby Checker & The Wildcats — The Grammy-winner performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Spencer Theater for Performing Arts, Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. The vocalist, songwriter, rocker and arranger behind “The Twist,” shares his high-energy sound and spirit in concert. Tickets: $39-$85. Information: (575) 336-4800, (888) 818-7872 or spencertheater.com.
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