El Paso Scene Weekly forAug. 29-Sept. 5, 2016 Click here for other weekly digests
The Fab Four The Ultimate Tribute — The celebrated Beatles tribute is 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Plaza Theatre. The band performs record-perfect performances of such classics as “Can't Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,” “Penny Lane,” “Here Comes The Sun,” “Hey Jude,” and more. Tickets: $23.50 and $53.50.(Ticketmaster).
The internationally touring band has earned an Emmy and four Telly awards. Performers are Ron McNeil as John Lennon, Gavin Pring as George Harrison, Erik Fidel as Ringo Starr and Andy Sarraf as Paul McCartney.
‘Guys and Dolls’ — El Paso Community College Performer’s Studio summer repertory presents the musical by Frank Loesser, Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday Sept 1-4, at EPCC Transmountain Campus Forum Theatre, 9570 Gateway North. Proceeds go to scholarships for Performance Studies students at EPCC. Admission: $15 general admission: $10 non-EPCC students, military; $7 EPCC students, faculty, staff and seniors. Information: 831-5056, 637-4029 or forumtheater.wix.com/epcc.
A gambler is challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana, but they fall for each other. However, the challenger has a hidden motive to finance a crap game.
Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909 Online tickets at trickyfalls.com and ticketfly.com.
• The Fur Coats — The punk-pop band performs 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, with Dubois and Neely. Tickets: $3 at the door.
• Watsky — The American rapper, author and slam poet’s Infinity Tour is 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, with Witt Lowry, Daye Jack and Chuckwudi Hodge. Tickets: $16 ($55 meet and greet packages).
La Maquinaria Norteña — The band performs at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino’s monthly Park After Dark, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2. Tickets: $15 general admission; $30 reserved. Information: (575) 874-5200 or Sunland-Park.com.
Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
Acoustic on The Patio events are 8 p.m. Wednesdays.
• The Other Half — The El Paso indie rockers perform at 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, with Soul Parade, Kat Suicide and Pilots of Venus. Tickets: $5.
• Mild High Club — The psychedelic jazz/funk band performs at 10 p.m. in support of their album “Skiptracing,” Saturday, Sept. 3. Tickets: $8-$10.
Sun City Music Festival — Grammy Award winner Skrillex and DJ Kaskade headline the 6th annual electronic music festival is 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-4, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta, with Chainsmokers, Galantis and other EDM performers. Tickets: $109 two-day pass; $179 VIP pass; available at eventbrite.com. General admission 16 and older; VIP passes 21 and older. Tickets also available in advance at Happy House on Gateway West, The Headstand on Dyer or online at suncitymusicfestival.com.
Saturday’s headliners are Skrillex and The Chain Smokers. Sunday’s headliners are Kaskade and Galantis.
Also performing are Andrew Bayer, Bro Safari, Cash Cash, Fedde Le Grand, Gareth Emery, Ghastly, Ilan Bluestone, Jauz, Joris Voorn, Loco Dice, Malaa, Marshmello, NGHTMRE, Nina Kraviz, Sam Feldt, Sasha, Seven Lions, Snails, SNBRN, Wiwek, Zomboy, 4B, Boombox Cartel, Butch, CID, Club Banditz, Gardens of God, Jeremy Olander, Josh Wink, Lee K, LNY TNZ, Matador (live), Mind Against, Pleasurekraft, Tigerlily and Unlike Pluto.
ALSO THIS WEEK
T.Rex Planet — The “Dinosaurs Come to Life” event is Sept. 1-4, at El Paso County Coliseum. Ticket information: 534-4229. General information: trexplanet.com.
T. Rex Planet offers a range of family activities, with lifelike animatronic dinosaurs and static exhibits, a “dinosaur band” and more.
El Paso Invasion — The Sports Car Enthusiast event is Sept. 3-5, with the main car show at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Cohen Stadium parking lot, with awards at 4 p.m. Information, sign up: elpasoinvasion.com.
Drag racing events begin at 9 a.m. Sunday; with a dinner and charity casino event at 6 p.m.
A Scenic cruise to Hatch is 9 a.m. Monday.
Labor Day Celebration Fiesta — The Labor Day festival is Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-4, at El Paso County Coliseum, with music, food, vendors and more. Tickets information: 534-4229 or countycoliseum.com.
WOL & Destiny Car Show and Festival — Word of Life Church and Solitos Car Club host the family-friendly car show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at the church, 11675 Pratt. Admission is free. Information: 855-WORD or on Facebook at Word of Life Church.
St. Anthony’s Bazaar — The 52nd annual Labor Day weekend festival is noon to 11 p.m. Saturday through Monday, Sept. 3-5, at the St. Anthony’s Seminary, 4501 Hastings (at Crescent). The event offers food, games and live entertainment hosted on the grounds of a Franciscan seminary. An evening mass is planned for Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 566-2261 or on Facebook.
Proceeds from the event go directly to the education, housing and living expenses for the seminarians.
End of Summer Beach Party and Car Show — Anthony (Texas) Police Foundation and Food Pantry Inc. presents the annual benefit car show Sunday, Sept. 4, at Wet N Wild Waterworld, 804 S. Desert, Anthony, Texas (I-10 at Exit 0),with a concert featuring Lil Rob, DJ Kane and MC Magic, along with more than 150 cars, trophies in various categories and a beer booth. Proceeds benefit the food pantry. No outside alcohol allowed. Information: 886-3838, 490-0733 or endofsummermercs.com. Spectator admission free with regular water park entry. Information: 886-3838, 490-0733 or on Facebook at End of Summer Car Show.
Car show registration: $35 per vehicle.
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. Information: 212-1780 or elpasoartsandculture.org.
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. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.
La Viña Sunday Market — La Viña Winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., one mile north of Vinton Road, hosts a farmer’s market featuring local food producers noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, with art, crafts, jams and jellies, food trucks, wine and more. No outside alcohol allowed. Dog friendly. Admission is free. Information: (575) 502-4074 or lavinawinery.com.
El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA baseball team hosts home games at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Game tickets: $5 lawn seating; reserved seats begin at $12 in advance. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
• Aug. 29-Sept. 1: Las Vegas 51s. Volunteer Pack night is Aug. 29,Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias salute Aug. 31, and Game Show Night is Sept. 1.
• Sept. 2-5: Albuquerque Isotopes. Hockey Night is Sept. 2; Salute to Summer and fireworks show are Sept. 3; Best of 2016 is Sept. 4, and Fan Appreciation Night (and last regular season home game) is Sept. 5.
UTEP Football — The Miners open their season at home in Sun Bowl Stadium, taking on traditional rival NMSU at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3.
Information: 544-5234 (single game tickets), or utepathletics.com.
Danny Ray Sanchez Memorial Run — The 5th annual 5K run and 1-mile fun walk benefiting the Danny Ray Sanchez Memorial Fund is 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Montwood High School, 12000 Montwood. Part of the “More Than A Marathon” series. Registration: $20; $15 per person for teams of 10 or more. Online registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Eagle in the Sun Triathlon — El Paso’s only USA Triathlon-sanctioned multi-sport race, with a 400m swim, 12 mile bike ride, and 5K run, is 7 a.m. to noon Sunday, Sept. 4, starting at the SISD Aquatic Center and ending at the SAC (Socorro Activities Center), 1257 Southview. Participants may race as an individual or as part of a relay team. Entry fee includes race shirt, athlete bag, water bottle, swim cap, post-race snacks and drinks, an interactive race day Expo and chip timing. Information: 229-5656. Online registration at raceelpaso.com/eagle-in-the-sun.
Southern New Mexico
Cottonwood Festival — The 26th annual Labor Day Weekend arts and craft festival is Sept. 2-4, in Alameda Park, alongside White Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70) in Alamogordo. The event offers more than 80 booths of arts and crafts, entertainment, dancers, food, carnival rides, beer garden and more. Admission is free. Information: Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce, (575) 437-6120, 1-800-826-0294 or alamogordo.com.
‘Dixeland Jazz’ — A night of dixieland with former Dukes of Dixieland with Second Line Survivor and clarinetist Mike Sizer is 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Tickets: $12-$17. Information: (575) 520-8776, (575) 523-6403 or riograndetheatre.com.
Sizer spent over four years playing clarinet and saxophone with the internationally renowned Dukes of Dixieland, performing nightly in New Orleans’ French Quarter and touring regularly. He also spent two years performing on both the Mississippi Queen and Delta Queen steamboats. He has recorded numerous soundtracks for public television documentaries and national advertising campaigns on television and radio. Over the years he’s performed with many of the industries greatest stars and orchestras including Ella Fitzgerald, Bob Hope, Doc Severinsen and the Boston Pops Orchestra and more.
Foreigner — The ’80s rock legends perform 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino, Mescalero, N.M. Tickets: $35-$75. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
The Fab Four – The Ultimate Beatles Tribute is 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Spencer Theater, Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Tickets: $39-$89. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
‘Outside Mullingar’ — No Strings Theatre Company opens its 18th season with the Irish romantic comedy by John Patrick Shanley Aug. 26-Sept. 11, at Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. Directed by Ceil Herman. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4 and 11; and at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.
All-American Gun & Western Collectable Show — The 26th annual show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-4, at the Ruidoso Convention Center. Hundreds of guns, gun-related items, Indian artifacts, knives, cowboy gear and more will be on display. Proceeds benefit Lincoln County charities. Admission: $6 (free for under age 12). Age 18 and younger must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Information: (575) 257-6171 or trekwest.com/gunshow.
Chicano Music Festival — Silver City Arts & Cultural District hosts the festival dedicated to preserving, promoting, and celebrating the Chicano culture Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-4, at Gough Park, in Silver City, N.M. with a variety of free music, a car and bike show, food vendors and a beer garden. Information: (575)538-5560, email@example.com or VisitSilverCity.org.
Cloudcroft Labor Day Hoopla — The annual family party is 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3-4, on Burro Avenue in Cloudcroft. Admission is free. Information: (575) 682-2733 or 1-866-682-8777 or cloudcroft.net
Harvest Wine Fest — The New Mexico Wine Growers Association presents its Labor Day Weekend festival noon to 6 p.m. Saturday through Monday, Sept. 3-5, at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Las Cruces. The festival features wines produced by New Mexico’s leading wineries, available for tasting and for sale by the glass, bottle or case, plus live entertainment each day, specialty foods, arts and crafts and more. Admission: $15 in advance (see website); $20 at the gate, includes souvenir wine glass; under 21 free accompanied by parent or legal guardian. Monday is Military Day, with $3 discount for active duty military with ID. All adults must have valid ID, regardless of age; designated drivers encouraged. No pets, coolers or open containers allowed. Information: (575) 522-1232 or nmwine.org.
Musical guests include Lucy Angel at 3 p.m. Saturday, and Josh Grider at 3 p.m. Sunday.
To get to the fairgrounds, take I-10 West toward Deming, then take the fairgrounds exit and follow the signs.
Hatch Chile Festival — The “chile capital of the world’s” 45th annual celebration is Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-4, at the Hatch Airport on N.M. Hwy 26, 1 1/2 miles west of Hatch, featuring vendors, carnival rides, arts and crafts, chile food and ristra tying and painting demonstrations, live music, beer garden, mud volleyball, mariachi competition, and fresh roasted Hatch green chile and contests. Details to be announced. Information: (575) 267-5483, hatchchilefest.com or on Facebook.
Parade begins at 9 a.m. Saturday; festival events open at 11 a.m. both days.
Hillsboro Antiques Festival — Hillsboro Historical Society hosts its 2nd annual antique festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-4, at Hillsboro Community Center, 316 Eleanore, featuring dealers from across the Southwest. Historic home tours offered both days. Admission: $3 per day. Information: (575) 895-5326, firstname.lastname@example.org or hillsboronmhistory.info.
Preview night is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2. Admission: $8.
Hillsboro is on NM 152 along the east side of the Black Range between I-25 (Caballo exit) and the Mimbres Valley.
‘Rolling Stones’ Gem and Mineral Show — Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society’s 33rd annual show in Silver City, N.M. is Sept. 3-5 at the Western New Mexico University’s Intramural Gym on College Avenue in Silver City. The show offers more than 40 vendors, silent auctions, exhibits and demonstrations, as well as the Wheel of Fortune. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Admission is free. Information: rollingstonesgms.blogspot.com.
The show features dealers from around the Southwest with mineral specimens, jewelry, and arts crafted from rock and gems. Quantities of “rough” stones are available for cutting and polishing work, as well as equipment and supplies.
Rockhounding and educational field trips offered each day.
Southwest Print Fiesta — Mimbres Region Arts Council hosts the gathering together of more than 20 regional and local printmakers noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Seedboat Gallery, 214 Yankie, in Silver City, N.M. celebrating the art of printmaking through demonstrations, workshops and activities for all ages, and will be accompanied by live music on Saturday. Admission is free; artists work available starting at $10 and up. Information: (575) 538-2505, mimbresart.org or on Facebook.
Highlights include large hand-carved blocks being inked, placed in the street and pressed by a 3,000 pound steamroller, as well as children’s printmaking activity tent, silk screen t-shirt printing, print & glow black light screen printing with DJ after party, plus acoustic music, New Mexico Craft brew garden and more.
A music and light show is 8 to 11 p.m. by Knomad.Colab.
A Monoprint Workshop with Artist-in-Resident Mitch Lyons is noon to 6 p.m. at Syzygy Tile, 106 North Bullard. Lyons pioneered image making from a slab of clay. This workshop will teach techniques of monoprinting from clay. He will share how a slab of stoneware clay is prepared for printing and how colored slips are applied to the clay.
Lyon’s original monoprints will be featured at a guest artist reception at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at Murray Ryan Visitors Center, 201 N. Hudson.
Taste of Downtown Silver City — The 16 annual event is noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, in downtown Silver City. The event features food samples from various menu items from different restaurants and shops, vendors and more. Tickets: $15 ($1 per taste). Information: (575) 534-9005 or silvercitymainstreet.com.
Journey through Time at Lake Lucero — Accompany rangers and living history actors from the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum Saturday, Sept. 3, on a journey through the 10,000 years of human habitation in the Tularosa Basin, as part of White Sands National Monument’s Step Into the Past Series.
Lake Lucero is the source of the gypsum that forms White Sands National Monument.
The four-hour program begins at 9 a.m. Along the hike to Lake Lucero, colorful characters such as celebrated author Eugene Manlove Rhodes and renowned photographer Ansel Adams will share the rich history of the basin. Program fee: $8 for 16 years and older, $4 for children. Reservations are required and will be accepted starting Aug. 7 at nps.gov/whsa. All tour reservations must be made through the website.
The trail is uneven, rocky, and has a grade of two to three percent. See website for details.
All American Mountain Festivals — River Rendezvous hosts the outdoor craft fair Saturday through Monday, Sept. 3-5, at All American Park in Ruidoso Downs, N.M., across from the tennis courts, featuring area arts and crafts, food and live music. Admission is free. Information: (575) 446-1441 or riverrendezvousruidoso.com.
Franciscan Festival of Fine Arts — Holy Cross Retreat Center, 600 Holy Cross Road in Mesilla Park, will showcase the works of area artists 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-4. The event includes an enchilada dinner, food vendors, silent auction, raffle, live music and beer garden. Admission is free; donations taken at the door. Information: (575) 524-3688 or franciscanfestival.org.
End of Summer Bash — Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M. hosts its Labor Day weekend bash 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, with concessions, jumping balloons, live music on the lawn, fireworks at 9 p.m. Admission is free; all ages welcome. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
Las Cruces Corks & Kegs Festival — Canadian country band Emerson Drive headlines the festival at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, at Burn Lake Soccer Fields, off I-10 exit 139 on West Amador. The full festival runs Sept. 2-4, with gates opening at 5 p.m. Friday, and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with treats, free wine and beer samples, and craft vendors.
Admission: $15 in advance; $20 at the gate; includes Sunday concert and wine glass or beer tumbler for over 21. Under 21 is free with a parent or legal guardian. All guests must have a valid photo ID, regardless of age. Designated Drivers pay just $10 and receive a free bottle of water. Advance tickets available online at lascrucescorkandkegs.com.
Emerson Drive first hit “I Should Be Sleeping” reached No. 3 on the Billboard country charts in 2002. That song was followed by the release of “Fall Into Me” which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. Emerson Drive’s first No. 1 single, “Moments” was nominated for a Grammy as the Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group, and the band was nominated as the Top Vocal Group by the Academy of Country Music.
Friday features music by DJ Michael Aitch.
Saturday, features Caliente Band at 3 p.m. and Derrick Harris Band at 6 p.m.
Sunday features Border Avenue at 3 p.m. before Emerson Drive.
All American Futurity — The running of the 56th All American Futurity is Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5, which marks the end of the racing season at Ruidoso Downs. From 160 to 180 quarterhorses compete in the trials, with the 10 fastest advancing to race for a $2 million purse.
The track and casino is off U.S. 70 in Ruidoso Downs, N.M. Information: (575) 378-4431 or raceruidoso.com.
Marfa Lights Festival — The 30th annual festival that pays tribute to Marfa’s mysterious lights is Friday through Sunday, Sept. 2-4, in Marfa, Texas. Activities over the Labor Day Weekend include food and crafts booths, a main street parade, contests, concerts and street dances in the Presidio Courthouse area. Information: marfacc.com.
Events begin at 5 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Food and craft vendors, street dances Friday and Saturday nights. The annual Parade on Highland is 10 a.m. Saturday.
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