El Paso Scene Weekly for Aug. 11-17, 2014

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Plaza Classic Film Festival — The El Paso Community Foundation will host its 7th annual classic and “semi-classic” movie festival in the Plaza’s Main Theatre (Kendle Kidd), Philanthropy Theatre and outdoor Festival Plaza Aug. 7-17. 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. VIP passes available for $200 (teen passes for age 14-18 are $100). Age restrictions apply for R-rated films. Information: 533-4020 or plazaclassic.com.
   Main (Kendle Kidd) Theatre tickets are $6, unless otherwise listed; Philanthropy Theatre tickets are $5; Walk-Up Mills parking garage screenings are $5. Screenings and events in the Plaza’s Foundation Room are free.
   Free film talks precede selected movies at 6 p.m. at the Camino Real Hotel, 101 S. El Paso, as listed.
   El Paso native and filmmaker Ryan Piers Williams will be present for screenings of “Kilimanjaro” at 7 p.m. and “X/Y” at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, in the Philanthropy Theatre. A free brunch with Williams is Sunday, Aug. 17, in the Foundation Room.
   Aug. 11:
• The Great Muppet Caper — 1 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre.
• Salon Mexico, 1 p.m. Main theatre.
• Matilda, 3:30 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre.
• Wuthering Heights — 3:30 p.m., Main theatre.
• Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner — 7 p.m., Main theatre. Preceded by film talk.
• Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle, 7:30 p.m. Philanthropy Theatre, with director Phillip Rodriguez.
   Aug. 12:
• High Noon — Noon, Main theatre.
• Babe — 1 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre.
• East or Eden — 3:30 p.m., Main theatre.
• Stuart Little — 3:30 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre.
• Crimes of the Heart — 7 p.m. Main Theatre, with screenwriter Beth Henley. $8. Preceded by film talk.
• Chasing Ice — 6:30 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre. Free admission; donations accepted.
   Aug. 13:
• The Longest Day — noon, Main theatre.
• Chicken Run — 1 p.m., Philanthropy
• Breaking Away — 2 p.m., Foundation Room. $5, or free with bike donation.
• Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone — 3:30 p.m., Philanthropy.
• Arsenic and Old Lace — 4 p.m., Main theatre.
• A Hard Day’s Night — 7 p.m. Main Theatre. $8. Preceded by Film Talk.
• Ikiru, 7:30 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre.
   Aug. 14:
• Anastasia — 1 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre
• Creature From the Black Lagoon (2D) — 1 p.m., Main theatre
• Jumanji — 3:30 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre.
• Children of a Lesser God — 3:30 p.m., Main Theatre, with screenwriter Mark Medoff.
• The Shootist — 6:30 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre, with screenwriter Mark Medoff.
• Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom — 7 p.m., Main theatre $8. Preceded by Film Talk
   Aug. 15:
• Winchester ‘73 — 12:30 p.m., Main theatre
• Karate Kid — 1 p.m., Philanthropy
• Judgment at Nuremberg — 3 p.m., Main theatre
• The Bad News Bears — 4 p.m. Philanthropy Theatre
• The Odd Way Home, 6:30 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre, with director Rajeev Nirmalakhandan
• The Towering Inferno — 7 p.m., Main theatre. Cost and special guest appearance to be announced.
• Bottle Rocket — 9 p.m., Philanthropy
• Blue Velvet — 11 p.m., Main theatre. $8.
   Aug. 16:
• The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn — 10:30 a.m., Main theatre
• A Night at the Opera — 1 p.m. Main theatre.
• Salt of the Earth — 1 p.m., Philanthropy
• A Kiss Before Dying — 3:30 p.m., Main theatre
• A League of Their Own — 4 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre
• The Good, The Bad and The Ugly — 7 p.m., Main theatre. $8.
• Local Flavor films — 2 p.m., Foundation Room.
• People’s Choice selection — 11 p.m., Main theatre. $8.
   Aug. 17:
• Becket — Noon, Philanthropy Theatre
• Harvey — 1 p.m., Main theatre
• Ghostlight Creative 48-Hour Film Slam films — 2 p.m., Foundation Room.
• Zoot Suit — 3:30 p.m., Philanthropy Theatre.
• Safety Last! — 4 p.m., Main theatre, accompanied by organist Walter Strony
• All The President’s Men — 7 p.m., Main theatre. $8 Preceded by Film Talk.
   Other presentations include:
   “Field of Dreams” will be shown at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Southwest University Park. The film will be shown on the baseball stadium’s high-definition scoreboard. General admission seating is $5 ($6 in advance).
   Mills Plaza Parking Garage walk-up film screenings are 9 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 7 (Office Space), and Aug. 14 (Caddyshack). Tickets: $5.
   Free Plaza Outdoors movies are 9 p.m. with live music at 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 15: Purple Rain
Aug. 16: Grease
   Screenings at El Paso Museum of Art Auditorium, in conjunction with the current “Vanishing ice” and “ Water, Water Everywhere” exhibits. Admission is free, unless listed otherwise:
• FernGully: The Last Rainforest — 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16.
• Ice Age: The Meltdown — 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 16:
• Whale Rider — 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17. $4.


The Meditations
— The legendary reggae group performs at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, at 5 Points Bistro, 3019 Montana, with opening acts The Chuco Soul Project and The Papaya Riot. Tickets: $10; available at All That Music and Video, The Headstand, 5 Points Bistro and online at ticketbully.com.

Air Traffic Controller
— The Canadian rock band performs Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Lowbrow Palace, 111 E. Robinson. Tickets:  $10. Doors open at 9 p.m. Information: 356-0966 or thelowbrowpalace.com.

Alfresco! Fridays — The 12th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays at the Convention Center Plaza. Presented by the El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Centers and the El Paso Convention and Visitors Bureau, and sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0633 or alfrescofridays.com. Aug. 15: Joe King Carrasco (Tex-Mex)

‘End of Summer Salute’ — First Armored Division Band hosts its summer concert 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at Nelf Field on Fort Bliss, featuring contemporary and patriotic hits. Admission is free and the public is invited. Information: 568-2263.

WARRANT —The metal band performs Saturday, Aug. 16, at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 125 S. Pueblo Rd. Information: 860-7777 or speakingrockentertainment.com.

Gabriel Iglesias — The “fluffy” comedian and regional favorite performs at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Socorro Entertainment Center, 11200 Santos Sanchez. Tickets: $25. Information: 790-4000 or speakingrockentertainment.com.


Respect the Water 2014 — Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso and Smile Center for Kids hosts the fundraising event for the Christian Castle Memorial Fund 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at Camino Real Hotel, 101 El Paso Street, featuring guest speaker 5-time Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis, a member of the Olympic Hall of Fame. Tickets: $100 ($1,000 table for ten). Ticket information: 521-7229, ext. 2989.

St. Thomas Aquinas Craft Fair — St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Community Church, 11970 Bywood, will host its annual bazaar arts and crafts festival Aug. 15-17, with food, games, rides, prizes and live entertainment. Hours are 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 592-1313 or stthomas-elpaso.com.

Border Beer and Wing Fling
— The 4th annual beer and buffalo wing festival is 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. featuring food and live music. Area restaurants will compete in categories like hottest wings, best bar wings, hottest wings girls and other categories. Tickets: $10 general admission (Ticketmaster). Information: 240-3365 or beerwingfling.com.

Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet — El Paso Branch of the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People hosts its annual awards banquet, “All In For Justice and Equality” Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center, Building 11199 on East Fort Bliss. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Keynote speaker is Doña Ana County Manager Julia T. Brown. Tickets; $50 . For tickets, call 433-5444, 471-1530 or 474-1247. Information: 751-6490 or naacpelpaso.org.

John Wesley Hardin’s Demise — The Concordia Heritage Association’s John Wesley Hardin “Secret Society” annual commemoration is Saturday, Aug. 16, at Concordia Cemetery. The event marks the infamous gunslinger’s Aug. 19, 1895 fatal shooting by Constable John Selman with a special gravesite ceremony and reenactment by Six Guns and Shady Ladies and historians. There will also be the annual “Toast to John Wesley.” Short ghost tour follows. Bring folding chair, flashlight and closed-toe shoes. Gates open at 6 p.m. Admission: $5 ($2 military/students/seniors; free for age 12 and younger). Information: 581-7920 or concordiacemetery.org.
   The historic Central El Paso cemetery is between Yandell and Gateway West east of Copia. Proceeds from the event benefit the preservation and restoration of the cemetery, including the recently added Military Memorial.
   Hardin moved to El Paso in 1895 after his release from prison. He was shot to death in Aug. 19, 1895, by Constable John Selman. Hardin was 42, and claimed to have killed 30 men.

KLAQ BBQ — Fuel headlines the annual BBQ with opening act Starset 3 to 11 Sunday, Aug. 17, at Western Playland in Sunland Park. The event includes barbecue, rides and live entertainment. Tickets are $20 in advance at ticketfly.com; $30 at the door. Information: 544-8864, (575) 589-3410 or klaq.com.

Downtown Artist and Farmers Market — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s market for area artists is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturdays in the Union Plaza District along Anthony Street. Space for about 53 artists available each month. Information: 541-4942.
   The market now includes a Farmers’ Market with regionally grown agricultural products.

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s — The 12th annual market now runs Saturdays year round at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M.  Summer hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon. This “producers only” market features quality farmers, backyard gardeners and artisans, including pesticide-free produces, natural eggs and meats, native plants, salsas, baked goods and more. Well behaved pets on leash welcome. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3. From El Paso, take Race Track Drive across the Rio Grande and across McNutt Road (NM 273), continue past the post office and turn left on Ardovino.

Mayapan Farmers’ Market — La Mujer Obrera and Centro Mayapan’s 4th season for its indoor market is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through October Café Mayapán, 2000 Texas. Local and naturally grown produce, and Mexican fair-trade artisanry for sale. Information: 217-1126 or mujerobrera.org.


‘Dance the Night Away’ — Expressions Dance Academy presents a variations of five classics, as well as dances from around the world at 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16-17, at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: 727-3168.
   Variations performed from “The Rite of Spring,” “Giselle,” “Coppelia”, “Don Quixote,” and Gershwin’s “A Rhapsody in Blue.” Dances also represented from France, Spain, Mexico, and United States, as well as modern dance, tap and jazz.

Summer Nights Dance Bash — Dance for Dreams presents the dance event 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Chase Suite Hotel El Paso, 6791 Montana, with live music by Cuban band Havana Feeling, DJ Romero and dancing to salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, cha-cha and more. Semi-formal attire; photographer on site. Raffle for 7-day Mexican vacation. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door; $3 off for military with ID (ask for discount at the door). Cash only. Information: Deliris Montanez, (704) 293-4307 or dancefordreamsfoundation.org.

‘A Sunday In The 40’s — Paso Del Norte Big Band hosts and afternoon of 1940’s style dancing and music, 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at Another Memory Ballroom, 9828 Montana, with a dance contest, demonstrations, and door prizes. Come dressed in 1940’s attire. Tickets: $12.50 in advance; $15 at the door. Information: 203-7292.


Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’
— El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the comedy by Christopher Durang, through Aug. 16, directed by Kevin P. Mullin. 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.
   Vanya and Sonia, in their Bucks County childhood home, are surprised by Masha, their glamorous movie star sister, who brings home her 20-something boy toy. Masha’s exploits throw the normally quiet household into utter upheaval.

‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ — The summer musical, presented by the CrossPoint Drama Ministry and directed by Meg Barreras, is at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14-16, at CrossPoint Church, 11995 Montwood,. Suggested donation: $5. Information: 857-7492 or crosspointelpaso.com.
   The musical comedy with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner is based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts.

‘The Magic Dragon’ — Kids-N-Co., 1301 Texas, presents the students from Production Camp the original play written and directed by Mia Carreon, 1 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug 16-17. Tickets: $7 ($5 students, seniors, military). Information 351-1455 or on Facebook.


El Paso Chihuahuas
— The city’s new AAA baseball team hosts home games at the new 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.
Aug. 12-15: Nashville Sounds. Game time is 7:05 p.m. nightly. Appearance by Breakin’ Bboy McCoy and team card set to first 2,000 guests Friday.
Aug. 16-19: Memphis Redbirds. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Monday and Tuesday, 6:05 p.m. Sunday. School supplies kit to first 2,000 guests 12 and younger Sunday.

Children’s Grief Center Run — The 5K run and 1 mile fun run/walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Album (Eastwood) Park, 2001 Parkwood. Zumba warm up begins at 7:30 a.m. Cost: $20 by Aug. 1; $25 after. Online registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
   Packet pick up is noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at Up and Running 1475 George Dieter at 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day.

Ten Miler in the Heat — The Fort Bliss 10-mile run, open to active-duty military, family members, DoD/Da civilians and the El Paso community, is Saturday, Aug. 16 on Fort Bliss. Cost: $10 active duty; $25 all others. Information: 744-5790 or blissmwr.com. Online registration at active.com.

Southern New Mexico

Otero County Fair — The 75th annual fair and rodeo is Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 13-16 at the fairgrounds in Alamogordo, N.M. The event celebrates 100 years of New Mexico statehood with various livestock shows, exhibits, a frontier village, amusement rides, Queen pageant, a pet show and more. Information: (575) 434-0788 or oterofair.com.
   The fairgrounds are off U.S. 54 on the north side of town, across from White Sands Mall.
  Rodeo performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, followed by country street dances at 10 p.m. Admission: $12 reserved; $8 general admission ($3 ages 12 and younger).
   The 75th Anniversary Parade is 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, on Tenth Street.

Downtown Bash on Broadway - The annual Silver City MainStreet event welcomes new and returning students to Downtown Silver City Saturday, Aug. 16. Live music, games, prizes and a new video game challenge will take place 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the corner of Broadway and Bullard streets. Admission is free. Information: (575) 534-1700 or timothy@silvercitymainstreet.com_
   WNMU President Joseph Shepard will deliver a “State of the University” address at 5:30 p.m. at the SeedBoat Gallery 214 W. Yankie Street. Little Toad Creek Brewery will offer beer tasting. Parking available at the Visitor Center, 201 N. Hudson St.

Don McLean – The legendary singer/songwriter performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, , at the Spencer Theater for Performing Arts,  Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M.  His hits include “American Pie,” “Vincent,” “Empty Chairs” and “Castles In The Air.” Tickets: $66 and $69. Information: (575) 336-4800, (888) 818-7872 or spencertheater.com.

Las Cruces Tour de Beer — The beer-lovers fair is noon to u7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16-17, at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds (off I-10 west of Las Cruces). Sample beers from several area breweries.  Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the gate; includes souvenir Pilsner glass and samples from more than 100 beers (under 21 free with parent or legal guardian). Information: (575) 522-1232 or LasCrucesTourDeBeer.com.
   Live music include Crooked Beaver Cree, Taking Over, Derrick Harris Band, The Damn Union, Chris Baker & Matt Morgan and ARDK.

Mega Music and the Starts Extravaganza — Leasburg Dam State Parks Friends group is hosting the music and stars event Saturday, Aug. 16, in front of the park office, with The Clutchers, Eli James Band, the Collaborators and Travis James Manning. Music begins at 1 p.m. followed by Las Cruces Astronomical society’ Star Party at 8 p.m. All ages welcome; dogs allowed on leash only. Alcohol and food permitted, but no glass containers. Leasburg Damn friends group will sell ice cream, sodas, water and snacks. Admission: $10. Information: (575) 524-4068 or (575) 805-1944.
   Leasburg Dam State Park is in Radium Springs, two miles off Interstate 25 at Exit 19.

‘The Full Monty’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Downtown Mall, opens its season with the musical comedy by David Yazbek and Terrance McNally Aug. 15-31. Directed by Megan McQueen. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Opening night gala is Aug. 15. Tickets: $11-$14. Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
   Based on the cult hit film of the same name. While spying on their wives at a “Girls’ Night Out,” a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo see how much they enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work, and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold and unclothed way to make some quick cash. In preparing, they find themselves extremely exposed; not merely physically but emotionally.

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