El Paso Scene Weekly for Jan. 9-16, 2017

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El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Music Festival — El Paso Pro-Musica presents its annual festival through Jan. 28 at various venues in El Paso and Las Cruces. Tickets per performance: $25 ($20 seniors/military; $5 students). Information: 833-9400 or eppm.org.
  Pre-Concert talk with Zuill Bailey takes place 30 minutes prior to all concerts.
• Jerome Lowenthal and Michael Brown give a piano duo performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, and Saturday, Jan. 14, at First Baptist Church, 805 Montana.
 • Piano Extravaganza is 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at El Adobe Recording Studio, 5301 El Paso. Part of the EPPM 100 Series. Tickets: $100.
   Free Bach’s Lunch is noon Thursday, Jan. 12, with Jerome Lowenthal and Michael Brown, piano, at the El Paso Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza:

Chris Kattan — Saturday Night Live veteran Chris Kattan, star of “The Middle” “Night at the Roxbury” and “Corky Romano” performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, and 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 12-14, at El Paso Comic Strip, 1201 Airway. Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233), laff2nite.com or on Facebook at El Paso Comic Strip. Tickets: $20 Thursday at late show Friday and Saturday; $22.50 early show Friday and Saturday(ticketweb.com).

 ‘I Hear America Singing...As One Nation’ — Young El Paso Singers, directed by Dr. Cindy Jay, with Ruben Gutierrez on piano, present history of our nation, in song, its founding and freedoms, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at Western Hills United Methodist Church, 524 Thunderbird, The show will also honor those who served to protect and preserve the ideals of the United States. Admission is free. Information: 227-6002 or on Facebook at Young El Paso Singers.
   Those attending who have been, or are currently in, our Armed Services, will be recognized by name during an “honoring of our heroes” portion of the program. Music presented will be a patriotic celebration of America, complemented with inspiring narrations that reflect on the values, heroes and country.

 Tequila & Margarita Festival — Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M., hosts the 2nd annual tequila and music festival 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, with dozens of brands of tequila available for sampling. Admission is free; $20 for 10 tickets to sample premium tequilas and flavored margaritas. Information: 1-800-572-1142 or sunland-park.com.

 ‘Annie’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the celebrated family musical at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $47.50 and $75 (Ticketmaster).
   Featuring book and score by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, the beloved musical includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”
 Days of Remembrance Bridal, Quince & Sweet 16 Expo — The 27th annual event is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at El Paso Convention Center, presented by Elegant Penguin Productions. The event is the largest and longest running of its kind. and features more than 125 vendors with wedding gowns, quince and sweet 16 dresses, ballrooms, photographers, tuxedos, florists, jewelers, skincare, eye care, DJs, bakers and more. Samples and giveaways offered. Admission: $5; free for children under 5. Information: 740-4349 or bridalquince.com.
   All door proceeds benefit the Child Crisis Center of El Paso.

— The metal band performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso, with The Casualties, and Piñata Protest. Tickets: $24-$26. Information: 351-9909 or trickyfalls.com.

Martin Luther King Jr. Food Drive
— The 17th annual citywide effort to restock area food pantries runs through Jan. 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 through Jan. 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.

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.
El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 14-15 at Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway, at Boeing. Admission: $5 for both days (private readings not included with admission). Free admission with active duty military I.D. Information: 345-6245 or elpasopsychicfair.com.
   The fair features aura photos, handmade New Age crystal and gemstone jewelry, and Feng shui products, along with readings by a dozen or more professional psychic readers and mediums from across Texas and New Mexico. Readings offered in English and Spanish.


‘Princess Diana: The Musical’
— El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the Texas premier of the musical by
 Karen Sokolof Javitch and Elaine Jabenis at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13-15. Tickets: $11 ($9 seniors; $8 students and military). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
   The musical, with 28 original songs, profiles the life of Diana with Prince Charlesfrom their courtship and marriage to their divorce and that fateful day in August of 1997.

‘Indigo Twilight’
— El Paso Society for Musicians of the Future presents the classical-jazz crossover at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Philanthropy Theatre, as part of El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series. Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster). The performance is a journey through the mysterious hues and alluring rhythms of the night. Information: 533-4020 or epcf.org.


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.

UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners’ home games are at the Don Haskins Center. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
 •  7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12: FIU.
 •  7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14: Florida Atlantic.

El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s new Major Arena Soccer League team host the Turlock Express at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at the El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $5-$30. Information: 229-1416, elpasocoyotes.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

Miners Hockey Club — UTEP’s hockey team hosts Texas Tech at 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 14-15, at El Paso Events Center, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $10-$20. Information: 491-7879 or info@mindershockey.com.

El Paso Puzzler
— The 10th annual endurance mountain bike race is 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 at Bowen Ranch’s Round House, 2.6 miles north of US54 on Martin Luther King Jr. (Farm to Market Road 3255). Mountain bike races of 13, 35 and 50 miles offered. Hosted by the Border Mountain Bike Association. Registration: $55 for 13- and 35-mile race; $65 for 50-mile race. Information: 433-1752, elpasopuzzler.com or on Facebook at El Paso Puzzler Mountain Bike Race.
   For the 2017 El Paso Puzzler the course goes counterclockwise around the mountain. 35 and 50 mile riders will be going north to Hitt Canyon crossing east to west, and then returning to the east side of the mountain over Mundy's Gap.
   Registration: $70 for 13 mile; $75 35 mile; $80 50 mile; deadline is Jan. 13.
   Registration at newmexicosportsonline.com.

YWCA Race Against Racism – The 5th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day 10K and 5K race and 1-mile family fun walk is 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, at the Mary Ann Dodson Camp, 4400 Boy Scout Lane. Cost: $20 10K and 5K ($25 on race day); $15 for military, students and groups of 10 or more ($20 race day). Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663; or YWCA, 533-2311. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
   Packet pick up is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa. Race day registration and packet pick up is 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. at the race site.
   Free pancake breakfast for all participants. Non-racer tickets: $5 ($3 children under 12).

Southern New Mexico

 Texas Tenors — Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra presents its Pops concert Jan. 14-15, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall, with conductor Lonnie Klein, featuring the Tenors performing country, classical, pop and patriotic tunes. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $35, $40 and $45. Information: (575) 646-3709 or lascrucessymphony.com.
   The Texas Tenors debuted in 2009 on “America’s Got Talent!” and won three Emmys in 2014.


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