El Paso Scene Weekly for May 20-27, 2013
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Lowbrow Palace 111 E. Robinson. Doors open at 9 p.m. Age 18 and older welcome, unless listed otherwise. Advance tickets at Happy House, All That Music, Pizza Joint, the Headstand and online. Tickets for some shows may be ticketbully.com. Tickets are regularly $3 more for ages 18-20. Information: 356-0966 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Tera Melos The psychedelic punk trio performs Monday, May 20. Tickets: $10 in advance; $12 at the door.
• Hands The indie band performs Tuesday, May 21. Tickets: $8 in advance; $10 at the door.
• !!! The post-punk band performs Sunday, May 26, in support of the their latest album, “Thri!!!er.” Tickets: $13.
Jazz Vespers Service Jazz guitarist Curt Warren is the guest artist 7 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at Western Hills United Methodist Church, 524 Thunderbird, with jazz music and soulful readings. Admission is free. Information: 584-2133, ext. 109 or westernhillsep.org.
Opera One-Acts in English Opera UTEP presents its spring performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 24 and 26, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets: $10.50 general admission (senior, military, student, faculty and staff discounts offered). Information: 747-5234.
‘The Addams Family’ Broadway in El Paso Series presents “magnificently macabre” smash-hit comedy by “Jersey Boy” creators Andrew Lippa and Marshall Brickman and Drama Desk winner Rick Elice that brings to life the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 24-25, at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $35-$60. (Ticketmaster).
Neon Desert Music Festival Molotov, Martin Solveig, Wolfgang Gartner, PXNDX, Best Coast and Bosnian Rainbows headline 3rd annual music festival is 3 p.m. Saturday, May 25, in San Jacinto Plaza and Cleveland Square Park, with more than 25 band performing on five stages with electronic, Latin, indie and rock styles. Early bird tickets on are $45 (while supplies last) tickets increase to $55 and $65 after; available in advance at Western Beverages Liquors, The Headstand, All That Music, Happy House, The Pizza Joint locations and at 1-877-FLYTIX or online at ticketfly.com and neondesertmusicfestival.com.
VIP tickets now available for $150 (includes Neon Desert 2013 poster and t-shirt, complimentary beer, wine or Red Bull, VIP wristband, separate entrance/exit, festival re-entry, and Edible Arrangements fruits and treats served 6 to 9 p.m. with a view of the Budweiser Stage.
Supporting acts include Dragonette, Paul Banks of Interpol, Carla Morrison, STRFKR, A Band of Bitches, and Nortec Collective presents Bostich + Fussible. Local performers include The Royalty, Viernes, Electric Social, The Black Coats, Ribo Flavin and Johnny Kage.
More than 12,000 fans attended the 2012 event, and around $25,000 in proceeds were donated to El Paso Parks and Recreation Department, Amor por Juarez, Creative Kids, UTEP and area high schools.
ALSO THIS WEEK
Dancing with the YHS Stars The Ysleta High School Tribal Rhythm Dancers host the dance competition with YISD faculty teamed with a dance team member to compete for a top prize at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Ysleta High School Auditorium, 8600 Alameda. Admission: $5 at the door. Information: 434-8146 or Ssolis@yisd.net.
‘Divertissement Choregraphique’ Olga’s Russian Ballet School and UTEP present the spring recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 24, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Tickets: $8, $10, $12 (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-5234.
KLAQ International Balloonfest The 28th annual festival, “Q Party Animals,” is Saturday through Monday, May 25-27. The event includes morning hot air balloon mass ascensions at the YMCA’s W.C Snow Sports & Family Recreation Center (off of Westside Drive) in Santa Teresa, followed by music concerts and other festivities at Wet N’ Wild Water World in Anthony.
The hot air balloons include several animal-shaped balloons including Panda, Monkey and Zebra. Balloon launches begin shortly after dawn. To get there, take Westside Drive north from Country Club or south from Artcraft.
Wet N’ Wild opens each day at 7 a.m. with live music from local bands starting at 2 p.m. Tickets: $19.99 in advance; $29.99 day of show. Information: 544-9550 or klaq.com.
• Saturday, May 25: Tremonti Project (with Creed and Alterbridge guitarist Mark Tremonti).
• Sunday, May 26: Sully Erna (Godsmack) acoustic show, with opening act Aranda
• Monday, May 27: Halestorm and Young Guns.
The “beauty with a cause” pageants are 1 and 7 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Pageants are the preliminaries for the 2013 Miss Earth United States. Information: missearthtexas.com.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing The 12th annual market runs 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays beginning May 25. This “producers only” market runs through mid-October and features quality farmers, backyard gardeners and artisans such as organic and pesticide-free vegetables, locally-made goat cheeses, natural free range chickens and eggs, native plants for home and yard, fresh-baked breads and salsas. Only products grown directly from the producer allowed. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.
Coffee, house-made pastries and fresh-squeezed juices available at the vintage Coffeestream trailer and brunch served in the restaurant beginning at 8 a.m.
Vendor applications available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Ardovino’s offices at One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M.
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.
‘And Then There Were None’ El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the classic Agatha Christie mystery May 24-June 15. Directed by Rachel 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.
El Paso Diablos Baseball - The American Association minor league team’s 2013 season runs May 16-Aug. 25 at Cohen Stadium in Northeast El Paso. Information, ticket prices and season packages: 755-2000 or diablos.com. May 20-22: Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (10:30 a.m. game Tuesday, May 21 for “Kid’s Day. Free admission.
Chivas El Paso Patriots Soccer The team’s home games are 8 p.m. at Patriots Stadium, 6941 Industrial. The Patriots are an affiliate team with Chivas de Guadalajara and are the oldest running soccer club in the United States. Information/tickets: 771-6620 or elpasopatriots.com or uslsoccer.com.
• Thursday, May 23: Oklahoma City FC
• Saturday, May 25: Houston Dutch Lions
Southern New Mexico
Smokey Robinson The Motown icon performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino, Mescalero, N.M. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets: $35-$85 (Ticketmaster). Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
Silver City Blues Festival The 18th annual event is May 24-26 at Gough Park, corner of Pope and 12th Streets in Silver City. Sponsored by the Mimbres Region Art Council, with live acoustic and electric blues music, artisan’s alley, raffles, food vendors and a beer garden. Performances are noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free at park; admission charged at Buffalo Dance Hall. No dogs or alcohol allowed in park area. Information: (575) 538-2505 or mimbresarts.org.
The Friday Kickoff is 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Buffalo Dance Hall, featuring Memphis P-Tails. Tickets: $12.
Saturday’s headliner is Tommy Castro and the Painkillers at 7:15 p.m. Other performers are Austin Jimmy Murphy, Bob Andrews, Felix y Los Gatos and Mississippi Heat.
Sunday’s headliners are Corey Harris and the Rasta Blues Experience at 5 p.m. Other performers are The Oversouls, Chris Dracup and Hillary Smith, and Maria Muldaur and the Red Hot Bluesiana Band.
A Saturday Night Jam Session is 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Buffalo Dance Hall. Tickets: $12.
‘Celebrate Sinatra’ Dave Alexander, a four-time Grammy nominee, is joined by his 15-piece band in performance of Frank Sinatra’s greatest tunes at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at the Spencer Theater for Performing Arts, Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Tickets: $42 and $45 (matinee) and $46-$49 (evening). Information: (575) 336-4800, (888) 818-7872 or spencertheater.com.
‘Shimmy into Summer’ Azadeh Arts hosts a belly dance workshop with Kareesha, swap meet and hafla Saturday, May 25, La Buena Vida Jazzercise, 3217 Camino de Real, Las Cruces, N.M. Kareesha will present a dance workshop “Veil Tricks and Drum Hips” that features her signature veil and hip movements and secrets to the dance 12:45 to 3 p.m. Hafla is 4 to 6 p.m. with scheduled performers. Swap Meet features costumes and gifts for the dancer. Light beverages and snacks be provided. Workshop cost: $25 in advance ($30 at the door). Hafla is $5 per person. Anyone interested in participating in the swap meet or dance should call ahead at (575) 644-4156.
Mayfair Cloudcroft’s annual juried arts & crafts show is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26, at Zenith Park, with new and returning art vendors showcasing sculpture, pottery, jewelry, paintings and more as well as music, food and children’s activities. Admission is free. Information: 1-888-874-4447 or cloudcroft.net.
Southern New Mexico Wine Festival The 21st annual festival is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday through Monday, May 25-27, at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Las Cruces. The Memorial Day Weekend festival offers sampling of wines produced by New Mexico wineries as well as local food and vendors. Wine may be purchased by the glass, bottle or case. No pets or coolers.
Admission: $15 (includes souvenir glass). Must have valid ID; free for under 21 with parent or legal guardian. Active duty and retired military receive $3 discount on Monday, with valid ID. Information: (575) 522-1232 or snmwinefestival.com.
Live music begins at noon daily with Fast Land and Play Me on Saturday, Matt Morgan, Chris Baker and Rein Garcia, and Lauren Ellis Sunday, and Unlyshed and Guitar Slim Monday.
To get to the fairgrounds, take I-10 West toward Deming, then take the fairgrounds exit and follow the signs. Free parking.
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