El Paso Scene Weekly for June 16-22, 2014 Click here for other weekly digests
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• Tech N9ne’s Independent Grind Tour 2014 The genre-busting hip-hop group’s tour is Monday, June 16, with guests Krizz Kaliko, Freddie Gibbs, Jarren Benton and Psych Ward Druggies. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $25 general admission (VIP packages available.
• Animals as Leaders The progressive metal band performs at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, with guest Conquering Dystopia featuring Jeff Loomis and Keith Merrow, and Chow. Tickets: $16 in advance.
• Sage Francis The hip-hop artist’s “Copper Gone” tour is 7 p.m. Sunday, June 22, with B. Dolan and Sleep. Tickets: $16.50, also available at zanytickets.com.
BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD The electronic band performs Wednesday, June 18. , at Lowbrow Palace, 111 E. Robinson. Tickets $13. Doors open at 9 p.m. and age 18 and older welcome. Tickets: $10. Tickets are regularly $3 more for ages 18-20. Information: 356-0966 or thelowbrowpalace.com.
Cool Canyon Nights The summer series of free outdoor summer concerts are 7 p.m. Thursdays at McKelligon Canyon, Amphitheatre. Patio entertainment begins at 6 p.m. Information: 544-9550 or coolcanyonnights.com. June 19: Sorry About Your Sister (High Energy Rock/Trailer Band).
Oldies Benefit Dance The Fox AM, hosts an oldies benefit dance 7:30 p.m. to midnight, Friday, June 20, at El Maida Shrine, 6331 Alabama, with dancing to 50s through 80s, provided by My El Paso DJ. A 50-50 raffle is 11 p.m. Cash bar available. Proceeds benefit the PDN Children’s Development Center and Autism Society of El Paso. Tickets: $20; discount or advance reservations for groups of eight or more, ages 18 and older welcome. Information: 241-2476.
Gala Clasica Mexicana The Ballet performs at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 20-21, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: 656-611-11-65 or 656-273-32-95 (Mexico).
Miss El Paso USA The pageants for Miss El Paso USA and the Miss El Paso Teen USA are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 20-21, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. The pageants are the official preliminaries to the Miss Texas USA, Miss Texas Teen USA, Miss USA Pageants. Ticket information: Laura’s Productions, 845-2894 or email@example.com.
Downtown Street Festival The event encompasses the entire El Paso Convention Center area, including the Abraham Chavez Theatre and the Union Plaza District, with stages of live music including the main stage, rock stage and Latin stage, food, games 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, June 21-22. Advance tickets available at all area 7-Eleven Alon stores. Information: 544-9550 or klaq.com.
The Street Festival includes four outdoor stages filled with non-stop music, vendor booths offering he tastes, novelties and crafts of El Paso, a children’s carnival area and activities for the whole family.
Headline entertainers to be announced. Fireworks follow around 10 p.m. each night.
The event is one of the largest annual festivals in El Paso, attracting 20,000 to 30,000 people or more each year.
Juneteenth The Inter-Club Council’s Juneteenth Celebration noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at Biggs Park on East Fort Bliss. Juneteenth marks the anniversary of June 19, 1865; the day that Texas slaves learned of their freedom. It is commemorated across the United States and is an official holiday in Texas. Admission is free. Information: 241-6046.
Los Porkchoppers Tip of Texas Rockin’ Rally Los Porkchoppers LE, cohosts the rockabilly concert and rally benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project is 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday, June 21, at Richard White Park, 100 Richard White in Anthony, Texas, with 10 local bands including Persuasion, Blaze the Nation and Chasing Solace, a mechanical bull riding contest, food vendors, custom bike show and bikini bike wash. Admission: $10 (age 16 and younger free). Information: 202-9762, 241-2596 or atpoa.org
A bike run begins at 9 a.m. from Cohen Stadium to the park. Cost: $10 single rider; $15 doubles.
Airborne Toxic Event The group with guest Minus the Bear perform performs Saturday, June 21, at Socorro Entertainment Center, 11200 Santos Sanchez (off Socorro Road, 4.5 miles southeast of Loop 375). Tickets: $10 general admission. Doors usually open at 6 p.m. Information: 860-7777 or speakingrockentertainment.com.
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.
The market now includes a Farmers’ Market with regionally grown agricultural products.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing The 12th annual market now runs year round. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through May 17; summer hours (starting May 24) are 7:30 a.m. to noon. This “producers only” market features quality farmers, backyard gardeners and artisans. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3. Ardovino’s Desert Crossing in 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.
Yoga with Erin Stroud of Casa de Yoga is 10 a.m. every Saturday in Building A-1.
Music Under the Stars The 31st summer concert series, presented by the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department, is 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays at the Chamizal National Memorial amphitheater, 800 S. San Marcial. June 22: Sha’vonne (Variety). Admission is free. Information: 212-1777 (MCAD), 532-7273 (Chamizal) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Old Hams’ El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, kicks off its 50th season with the comedy by Rob Rinfret, June 20-July 5. 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.
Season tickets available for $80.
The Ophelia L. Davis Home for Actors, Musicians and Singers is a 1920s manor in 21st century Burbank, Calif. Its residents, who have called it home for over 40 years, all worked in film, radio, or TV. They include two sisters, a leading man who could never remember his lines, a man of 999 faces, and a mystic who hasn’t had a correct vision in years.
Summer Repertory El Paso Community College Performer’s Studio’s 2014 Summer Repertory Season shows during run in June and July at the Transmountain Campus Forum Theatre on Hwy 54 (Diana exit). Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $15 general admission: $10 non-EPCC students and military; $7 EPCC students, faculty/staff and senior citizens. Information: 831-5056, 637-4029 or epcc.edu/theater.
Showing June 19-22: “Nunsense A-Men.” The show is a fund-raiser put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise money to bury sisters accidentally poisoned by the convent cook. This zany musical has be up-dated by original playwright Dan Goggin, with new jokes, additional lyrics, new arrangements and a brand new song and recast with an all-male cast. Directed by Fernando Arana.
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.
June 16: Round Rock Express. Game time is 7:05 p.m.
Wicked 5K The 5K Run and 1 Mile walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, June 21, at Braden Aboud Park 4325 River Bend. T-shirts for first 150 registrants. Registration: $20 ($15 for ages 12 and young, and per runner for teams of 10 or more). Information: email@example.com or raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Packet pick up is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 20, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, or on race day 7 to 7:30 a.m. at the race site.
Mission Valley Duathlon El Paso Sports Commission presents the USAT-sanctioned 5K run/20K bike/5K run at 7 a.m. Sunday, June 22, at Tigua Recreation & Wellness Center, 11200 Santos Sanchez. Duathlon’s runs are in the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo neighborhood, with the 20k bike on the historical Mission Trail/Socorro Road. Pre-race briefing and opening ceremony begins at 6:45 a.m. Awards to Top Male Overall and Top Female Overall, as well as first through third place male and female runners in each age category.
Individuals: $50 by June 9, $60 June 9-20. Two-person relay: $70 by June 9, $80 June 9-20. Three-person relay $105 by June 9; $120 June 9-20.Fees include includes post-race snacks and drinks, race shirt, water bottle and chip timing. Online registration at raceelpaso.com/mission-valley-duathlon.
All athletes must be members of USA Triathlon to compete. Non-members may purchase a one-day pass for $12. Athletes must be at least 12 to compete in individual category, and in the cycling portion of relay. No late or race day registration.
Sun City Roller Girls The Roller Girls’ bout “Roller Boogie” is 6 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at Buchanan’s Event Center, 11540 Pellicano, featuring Los Diablas vs. Chuco Town Chulas. Halftime entertainment by Sorry About Your Sister. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets: $7 in advance; $10 at the door ($5 with valid military ID; free for ages 12 and younger); available in advance at Buchanan’s, The Headstand, All That Music, Tanya’s or from any SCRG player. Information: suncityrollergirls.com.
Southern New Mexico
Celestial Sounds The Las Cruces all-volunteer women’s choir summer concert, “Love Blooms,” is 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 16, at Peace Lutheran Church, 1701 Missouri in Las Cruces. Directed by Carol Nike and accompanied by Charlotte Johnson, the performance features love songs by Gwyneth Walker, John Rutter, Randall Thompson, Vaughn Williams and more. Admission is free, but $3 donation to defray expenses is encouraged. Information: Carol Nike (575) 202-9646.
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino Mescalero, N.M. Shows begin at 8 p.m. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets sold through Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• Jerrod Niemann The country star known for singles line “I Love Women (My Momma Can’t Stand)” performs Friday, June 20. Tickets: $24-$80.
• Voz de Mando The Mexican group with the hit single “Comandosde M.P.’ performs Saturday, June 21. Tickets: $25-$75.
La Santa Cecilia Mimbres Region Arts Council (MRAC), in partnership with Western New Mexico University, presents a free concert by Los Angeles’ hottest hybrid alternative band 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 20, at WNMU’s Old James Stadium in Silver City, N.M. Gates open at 5 p.m. Local opening acts to be announced. Information: (575) 538-2505, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fresh from their 2014 Grammy win in the category of Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album, La Santa Cecilia combines Latin, rock and world music in a distinctive rhythmic style that draws on cumbia, bossa nova, rumba, bolero, and tango as well as jazz, rock and klezmer music.
High Rolls/Mountain Park Lions Club Cherry Festival The 46th annual festival is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 21-22, at the High Rolls Community Center, 56 Cottage Row. The festival features all varieties of cherry products pies, tarts, ciders and fresh Bing cherries, children’s activities, and more than 65 arts and crafts vendors. Proceeds benefit Lions Club causes. Admission is free. No pets. Information: highrollsfestivals.com.
High Rolls is nine miles east of Alamogordo on U.S. 82 (between Alamogordo and Cloudcroft). Follow the signs to the community center.
San Juan Fiesta and Turtle Fest The 26th annual fiesta and turtle derby is Saturday and Sunday, June 21-22, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Tortugas, N.M., near Las Cruces. The celebration dates back to when the present day Tortugas consisted of two separate villages, Guadalupe and San Juan. They will host its 100 year anniversary in 2014. Information: Parish Office, (575) 526-8171.
The Pre-Derby Tardeada is 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday in the covered pavilion with music by Sangria. Doors open at 7 p.m. Traditional food available for purchase. Admission: $5. Information: (575) 526-4003.
Sunday’s fest is 10 a.m. Sunday with the 26th annual Turtle Races, starting with the annual Celebrity Turtle Race, at 2 p.m. (registration begins at 11 a.m.). Traditional food booths, kids activities and entertainment begin at noon with a dance/tardeada 3 to 7 p.m. with music by Animmo. Admission is free for all Sunday events.
To get there: Take Interstate 10 to Las Cruces, exit on University Avenue and go under the freeway; turn left at the stop sign and continue on Main, going through two signals. Turn left on Tortugas Drive and then turn right on Parroquia.
Swing Soleil The Santa Fe-based acoustic swing band performs at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at Hillsboro Community Center, 316 Elenore, in Hillsboro, N.M (next to Union Church). Cost: $5 donation. Information: or 1-800-676-5622 or blackrange.org.
The quintet performs a diverse repertoire, from standards by composers Fats Waller and Duke Ellington to the gypsy jazz music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Reinhardt and Grappelli famously entertained at Le Hot Club of Paris in the 1930s and 1940s.
Music in the Park The Las Cruces summer concert series is 6 p.m. Sundays at at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada during June. June 22: Slippery Jack and Dr. Floyd. No pets allowed. Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2550 or las-cruces.org.
‘House of Blue Leaves’ No Strings Theatre presents the John Guare farce June 6-22 at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. A Thursday performance is 7 p.m. June 19. Directed by Tom Smith. Tickets: $12 ($10 students and seniors over 65). Al seats are $8 on June 19. Information, reservations: (575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.
Set in 1965 on the day Pope Paul VI visited New York City, the play features an eclectic cast of characters including a zookeeper (and wannabe Hollywood songwriter) and his schizophrenic wife.
‘Ruthless! The Musical’ Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Downtown Mall, closes its season with the musical comedy by Joel Paley and Marvin Laird June 6-22. Directed by Autumn Gieb. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $10 ($9 seniors, students, military; $8 per person for groups of 10 or more; $7 children under six). Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
Eight-year-old Tina Denmark knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking, and she will do anything to win the part in her school musical including murdering the leading lady.
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