El Paso Scene Weekly for Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2013
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FirstLight Federal Credit Union Sun Bowl Parade The 77th annual Sun Bowl Parade begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving Day), at Montana and Ochoa and proceeds east three miles to Copia. This year’s grand marshal is middleweight boxing champion Austin Trout. Review stand tickets (near First Baptist Church, 805 Montana): $5; available at all Circle K stores, FirstLight Credit Union branches and the Sun Bowl Office. Information: 533-4416.
The El Paso Downtown Lions Club organized the Parade in 1935, and was held on New Year’s Day from 1936 until 1978 when the event was changed to Thanksgiving Day. The Sun Bowl Parade is the largest community event in the region.
War Eagles Chili Cookoff The 11th annual cookoff is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the War Eagles Air Museum, at the Doña Ana County Airport in Santa Teresa, with public chili tasting of more than a dozen top chili cooks. Tasting cups are $2 (includes unlimited samples and discounted museum admission). Proceeds benefit the War Eagles Museum Restoration Fund. Information: (575) 589-2000 or war-eagles-air-museum.com.
Anyone paying admission to the museum will receive a free tasting cup as part of the admission. Museum admission: $5; $4 senior citizens and military; free for children under 12.
Sanctioned by the Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI).
Treble Clef Ball The El Paso Symphony Guild’s annual dinner-dance gala and presentation of debutantes is 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place. Tickets: $100. Information: EPSO office, 532-3776.
Tricky Falls 209 S. El Paso. All shows are all-ages (16 and older), unless listed otherwise. Information: 351-9909 or trickyfalls.com.
• Sepultura The Brazilian metal band performs 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, with Ancients and Hank of the Destruction Moose. Tickets: $15.
• Ryan Beatty The 18-year-old pop singer and YouTube phenomenon performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1. Tickets: $19.
UTEP Department of Music UTEP Choir presents “Holiday Revels” with Christmas music from the Renaissance at 7 :30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall,. Tickets are $5 general admission. Information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/music.
El Komander The norteño artist performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano with guests pesado, Noel Torres and Mal Portados de la Sierra. Tickets: $31.75 to $45.25; all seats general admission (Ticketmaster).
VIP tables are $1,000 (includes six tickets). Information: 225-4944.
ZAPP Band The R&B band, featuring the Troutman brothers Lester, Larry and Roger, performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $35, $40, $45 and $55 (Ticketmaster).
Zapp’s seminal self-titled debut album became a platinum success peaking at the Top 20 of the Billboard Top 200 in 1980 thanks to the success of their leading single, “More Bounce to the Ounce.” Other Top Ten R&B hits include “Doo Wa Ditty,” “I Can Make You Dance,” and “Heartbreaker;” ballads such as ““Computer Love” and a cover of The Miracles’ “Ooo Baby Baby.”
Community Christmas Sing-Along Local musicians and singers will lead a community holiday sing-along at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Scottish Rite Theater, 301 W. Missouri. Musicians include Craig Russell, piano, and his wife, Nadia Russell, violin. The event also features the theater’s piano, formerly owned by Liberace, which was donated by Jack Stewart. Admission is free. Information: 525-2235.
Gene Keller CD release Gene Keller will release his Christmas CD, “Hug A Bum (Don’t Say Bah Humbug)” 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at El Paso Public Library’s Maud Sullivan Gallery, 501 N. Oregon. The CD contains song written from 1992 to 2012. Accompanying Keller on several tracks is Jorge Guzman, accordion and Hal Marcus, percussion. The majority of the tunes are performed solo, with Keller on guitar, harmonica, vocals and harmony. Admission is free. Information: 584-7823.
Piano Recital The El Paso Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate presents piano and chamber music students in grades K-12 in recital at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: 584-7911.
Bazaars and fairs
Downtown Artist and Farmers Market The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s market for area artists are Saturdays in the Union Plaza District along Anthony Street. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Space for about 53 artists available each month. Information: 541-4942.
UU Holiday Bazaar Unitarian Universalist Community of El Paso, 4425 Byron St., will host its annual Bazaar and Craft Fair 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30. The bazaar features handmade arts and crafts, treats, jewelry and more. Vendors are being accepted through Nov. 1. Admission is free. Information: 562-4001 or uuelpaso.org.
Desert Crossing Holiday Market Ardovino’s Desert Crossing Restaurant and Banquet Facility will host its 9th annual market 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, in the Sunset Hall, with more local artists, craftspersons and vendors from the Farmers Market. Admission is free. Information: (575) 589-0653 or ardovinos.com.
German Advents-Bazaar The annual “Christkindlmarket” arts and crafts festival is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at the German Community Center (Soldatenstube), Robert E. Lee Road, Fort Bliss. Admission is free. Information: 568-0259, 568-4824 or betreuunginelpaso.com.
The traditional German Christmas fair features numerous vendors selling handmade products ranging from decorations, handmade greeting cards, quilts to woodcraft products. German Bratwurst, smoked fish, German beer and Glühwein will be sold, as well as German coffee, cakes, pastries and cookies.
All proceeds go towards social projects on both sides of the border through the German Air Force’s charity organization “Aid for the Needy.”
Tennis West Holiday Fair Tennis West, One Tennis West Lane, off Westside Drive, hosts its 2nd annual holiday fair 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, with clothing, jewelry, arts and crafts, food and more. Admission is free. Information: 581-5471 or tennis-west.com.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing The 12th annual market now runs year round. Winter hours 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. This “producers only” market features quality farmers, backyard gardeners and artisans. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.
‘Beyond Therapy!’ El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents Christopher Durang’s screwball comedy Nov. 8-30. Directed by Kevin Mullins. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 ($8 seniors, $7 military/students with ID; $5 students under 18). Information: 532-1317, elpasoplayhouse.com.
Prudence and Bruce are two Manhattanites trying to embark on a stable romantic relationship despite the “help” of their respective psychiatrists and the disapproval of his male lover, Bob.
‘Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.’ Kids-N-Co., 1301 Texas, presents the adaptation of the musical based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and Disney film Nov. 29-Dec. 22, with lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, book by Doug Wright and music by Alan Menken. Directed by Laura Sambrano with choreography by Lorraine Varela. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $7 ($5 students, senior citizens, military). Information 351-1455.
In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home and her fins behind and live in the world above. But first she’ll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.
‘Rescantando Navidad’ Teatro de Broadway presents the Spanish language musical comedy starring José Joel, son of famed Mexican actor/comedian José José at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $35, $45 and $65 (Ticketmaster).
When the birth of Christ cannot be carried out in the Middle East due to political instability, the angels devise a plan to move the birth to El Paso. However, the devil’s minions also have a plan: prevent the nativity from happening and ruin Christmas forever.
Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic The 39th annual event is Sunday through Tuesday, Nov. 24-26, at El Paso Country Club, sponsored by the Sun Bowl Association. The event features America’s top college golfers. Admission for spectators is free. Information: 533-4416, ext. 15, or sunbowl.org.
Sunday: Titleist Long Drive Contest at 9 a.m., Ping Putting Contest at 10 a.m., followed by College-Am practice round.
Monday: First and second rounds (36 holes), beginning at 8 a.m.
Tuesday: Final round (18 holes), beginning at 8 a.m. and followed by awards presentation.
UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home games are in the Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $5 (Ticketmaster). information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• Northern Colorado, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27
• Texas State, 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30.
Iron Turkey 5K and ‘Turkey Olympics’ UTEP’s Phi Delta Theta’s 3d annual 5k Run, 1 Mile Walk and Turkey Olympics is Thanksgiving Day, 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, at The Greenery, Sunland Park Mall. Proceeds benefit ALS Association of New Mexico. Cost: $25 for 5K (by Nov. 25); $30 Nov. 26-27. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663.
Packet pick-up is 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26-27, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa. No race day registration or packet pick up.
Turkey Olympics cost is $20 for first event, $10 each addition event or first event with run entry fee.
A Turkey Olympic costume contest also planned with Greenery gift cards for first, second and third place.
YMCA Turkey Trot The 37th annual Thanksgiving Day 5K run, 3K fun walk and 1,500 meter swim benefiting the YMCA’s Strong Teens Campaign begin at 7 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, at YMCA offices, 808 Montana (at Virginia). The Turkey Trot is the oldest road race in El Paso, and follows the Sun Bowl Parade Route. Cost: $25 per event ($45 for both race and swim). through Nov. 22; $30 Nov. 23-27; $35 on race day. Information: 584-9622. Entry forms available at all YMCA branches; online preregistration at elpasoymca.org.
The competitive swim is Nov. 22-26 at the Bowling family YMCA, 5509 Will Ruth.
Packet pickup is 6 to 6:45 a.m. at race site on race day and in advance at the following locations:
• Bowling Family YMCA, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov 23.
• Loya Family YMCA, 2044 Trawood, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25.
• Westside Family YMCA, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov 26.
• Metro YMCA 810 Wyoming, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov 27.
Southern New Mexico
‘A Christmas Carol’ American Southwest Theatre Company presents the world premiere of the new musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic with lyrics by Tom Smith and music by Roger Butterfly Nov. 22-Dec. 8 at NMSU’s Center for the Arts, Las Cruces. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $17. Preview performance is 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21. Tickets: $10-$17. Information: (575) 646-4515 or nmsutheatre.com.
A reception follows the opening night performance Nov. 22, sponsored by NMSU’s College of Arts and Sciences.
Christmas on the Pecos One of America’s top holiday traditions, the boat tour along the Pecos River runs Nov. 29-Dec. 31 in Carlsbad, N.M. The 22nd annual event showcases the winter wonderland of more than 100 festively decorated houses. Twelve to 15 tours are offered nightly 5:15 to 9:30 p.m.; ticket office opens at 4:30 p.m.
The 40-minute tours depart from Pecos River Village Conference Center, 711 Muscatel. The village includes a gallery full of Southwestern gifts and refreshments and holiday lights. Ticket are $12.50 Sunday through Thursday and $17.50 Friday and Saturday; $7.50 and $12.50 for ages 2-11 (under two free with lap pass). Tickets should be purchased in advance; many dates are sold out. Information: (575) 628-0952; Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce at (575) 887-6516 or christmasonthepecos.com.
The 3rd annual Carlsbad Winter Wine Festival is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Information: carlsbadwinterwine.com.
‘Nora’ No Strings Theatre presents Ingmar Bergman’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s classic play “The Doll House” Nov. 29-Dec. 15 at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Directed by Ceil Herman. Tickets: $12 ($10 students and seniors over 65). Information/reservations: (575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.
“Nora” is a minimalist version of the play utilizing five actors who remain on stage throughout. Set on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the plot is a compelling story of a young Victorian wife who is trapped by her own kindness and adherence to standards of what a wife must be.
Jim Curry’s Tribute to John Denver Jim Curry performs the music of the late John Denver at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at the Spencer Theater for Performing Arts, Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Curry’s voice was heard on the CBS-TV movie “Take Me Home: The John Denver Story.” Tickets: $76-$79. Information: (575) 336-4800, (888) 818-7872 or spencertheater.com.
Silver City Lighted Christmas Parade The 23rd annual Silver City Lighted Christmas Parade begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, in the historic Downtown district. Information: (575) 534-1700.
The parade begins at the Grant County Courthouse, travels east on Broadway Street and turns north onto Bullard Street. The parade includes motorized floats, wagons or carts, lighted cars and bicycles, walking and other entries.
Los Tigres del Norte The Latin music favorites perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino, Mescalero, N.M. Tickets: $25-$90. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
St. Genevieve’s Holiday show The parish’s 27th annual antique and craft show and sale is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, at St. Genevieve’s Parish Hall, 1025 E. Las Cruces Ave, Las Cruces. Free appraisals. Food sales. Information: (575) 526-8624.
Bel Canto: An Evening of Art and Song The Victorian soiree benefiting Mesilla Valley Musical Arts is 2:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. The program is based on the craft of art song: music written specifically to convey the thoughts of a poem or dramatic work, in which both vocalist and accompanist contribute to the evocative portrayal of the subject. Performers featured including NMSU Faculty, alumni, and graduating students; leaders and participants from a variety of local choirs; Las Cruces Public School teachers, singers with extensive operatic experience, as well as those in musical theater. Tickets: $12 ($10 students and seniors over 65). Information, reservations: (575) 523-1223.
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