El Paso Scene Weekly for Aug. 18-24, 2014 Click here for other weekly digests
Slaves The Sacramento rock band performs at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, with Myka Rolocate, Alive Like Me, Nightmares and Youth in Revolt at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso. Tickets: $13-$15. Information: 351-9909 or trickyfalls.com.
The Singles - The Los Angeles (by way of Detroit) rock band perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Soho, 500 N. Oregon. The band is touring in support of their recent studio album “Look How Fast A Heart Can Break.” Also performing will be Swoon and Golden Trees. Information: 532-7646.
Tracy Lawrence The country music star concludes the summer’s Let Freedom Sing concert series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at Fort Bliss’s Freedom Crossing’s event lawn. No coolers or outside food and beverages permitted. Chairs permitted on concrete areas only. The public is welcome; early arrival is encouraged. Information: 564-5311 or freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com.
Lawrence is one of the most recognizable voices in Country music with songs such as “Paint Me A Birmingham,” “Time Marches On,” “Alibis,” “Texas Tornado,” “Lie,” “If The World Had A Front Porch,” “I See It Now” and “Find Out Who Your Friends Are”. The entertainer has enjoyed 22 songs on the Billboard Top Ten charts with 18 No. 1 singles, selling over 13 million albums.
‘Allegro Mexicano’ Consulate General of Mexico and Technológico de Monterrey Campus Chihuahua host a journey through the different moments of Mexican music through music and dance at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium, 500 W. University. Admission is free. Information: 544-9299 or consulmex.sre.gob.mx/elpaso/.
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. 22: Abe Mac Band (country)
Damon Wayons The actor and stand-up comic performs 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $25 and $48; VIP seating is $58 (Ticketmaster).
Wayans is known for his TV series such as “My Wife and Kids” and “In Living Color” and movies like “Beverly Hills Cop” and “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka,” as well as for his stand-up comedy roots.
The Music of Queen El Paso Symphony Orchestra plays tribute to the rock legends at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30, $45 and $75. Information: 532-2776 or epso.org.
A “Bohemian Rhapsody” pre-concert buffet begins at 5:30 p.m. at the El Paso Museum of Art. Cost: $75. Reservations: 532-2776.
Conductor Larry Baird takes the podium with the El Paso Symphony to perform a program scored and designed by Brent Havens to extend the listening experience of Queen’s exceptional tunes. Performed by the Symphony and amplified with a full rock band and vocals, Baird and his ensemble will capture Queen’s distinct sound while presenting some familiar and lots of new musical colors.
Hope’s Journey concert - The performance by “Orchestre Sublime” is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Chamizal National Memorial Theatre, 800 S. San Marcial. Tickets are $20. Information: 449-8761. Presented by Moon Shadow Productions.
The music blends genres of Latin, Middle Eastern, Jazz, and Funk, composed by June Jacobs, who also plays bass. Trombonist Andre Hayward, saxophonist Mike Hamilton and percussionist Marcie Chapa will by joined guitarist Adrian Esparza, keyboardist Allan Rodriguez, drummers Eric Boseman and Ricky Malachi, percussionists Al Pagliuso and Francisco Ortega, trumpeter Marko Polo, vibraphonist Colin McAllister and instrumentalist, vocalist, dancer Leslie Yapor.
Tonic, Vertical Horizon and Dishwalla The rock groups perform Sunday, Aug. 24, at Socorro Entertainment Center, 11200 Santos Sanchez (off Socorro Road, 4.5 miles southeast of Loop 375). Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free ($10 17 and younger). Information: 860-7777 or speakingrockentertainment.com.
Delivering a rendition of Freddie Mercury’s vocals is Las Vegas star Brody Dolyniuk.
also this week
Young at Heart Fundraiser El Paso Exploreum, 300 W. San Antonio, hosts the inaugural fundraising event is 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21. Guests will have adults-only access to more than 60 interactive displays and exhibits, while enjoying Big Kid-friendly food and entertainment. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit children’s museum. Cost: $100 a person. Information: 533-4330 or ElPasoExploreum.org.
U.S. Army Soldier Show The annual Broadway-style variety show performed by soldiers is 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 21-22, at Stayton Theatre, 2495 Cassidy Rd., Fort Bliss. Admission is free; seating is general admission. Doors open at 6 p.m. Information: 568-6741 or blissmwr.com.
The Soldier Show features performers selected through a rigorous audition process.
Movies in the Canyon The 6th annual free movie season at the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater is Fridays and Saturdays. Showtimes are at dusk (about 7:30 p.m.). Concessions available (no food or beverages may be brought in). Information: 534-0665 or moviesinthecanyon.com. Aug. 22: Monsters Inc. Aug. 23: Finding Nemo.
Hal Marcus Gallery 1308 N. Oregon. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; noon to 7 p.m. Thursday. Information: 533-9090 or halmarcus.com. “Art by Adelaide,” a special two-day exhibit by Adelaide Marcus, is noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22-23. Adelaide, daughter of Hal Marcus, was born and raised in El Paso, refers to her style as “Visionary Art.” She is also a dancer, acrobat, choreographer, singer, songwriter, rapper and puppeteer. Besides her original art, she will sell her art prints, magnets and phone covers. Information: artbyadelaide.com.
St. Nicholas Greek Festival The 27th annual festival of vibrant Greek culture is Aug. 22-24 at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, 124 S. Festival. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2. Information: 833-0882.
Food is always the star of the show at the Greek Festival. Lamb will be roasted Greek style on a spit. Combination dinner plates offer souvlakia (beef shish kebab) or chicken oreganato with rice pilaf, tyropita (cheese-filled phyllo), spanakopita (spinach-filled phyllo), keftedes (spicy meatballs), dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves), Greek salad and pita bread. Other food items include gyros sandwiches and loukanika (Greek sausage on pita bread), kalamari, moussaka (baked eggplant) and pistichio (Greek pasta dish). Pastries include baklava, sweet breads and loukamathes (honey puffs). Greek and American coffee also are sold with other beverages. Wine, beer and sodas will be available.
The Greek Souvenirs store will have several handmade and imported items, and live Greek music and dances are also featured.
‘Insandity’ at The Sandbox The 3-mile obstacle challenge, music and craft beer fest Saturday, Aug. 23, at Sandbox Sunset Sports, 3631 Gerard (far East El Paso, off Montana just past Zaragoza). First heat is 7:30 a.m. with heats every 15 minutes. Music and food fest follows. Cost: $50 competitors. Information: 329-2655, or sandboxsunsetsports.org.
Old Fort Bliss Building 5054, corner of Pershing and Pleasanton Roads, Fort Bliss. The Old West days of the “Soldiers of the Pass” are relived through replicas of the original adobe fort buildings and military artifacts of the Magoffinsville Post, 1854 to 1868. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; by appointment only Saturday. Admission is free. Information: 568-4518 or 588-8482.
Frontier Day is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. Historians will reenact what life was like for Soldiers living at Fort Bliss in the 1850s-era. Explore cooking, sewing, pottery, saddlemaking and blacksmithing at it was when El Paso was still on the nation’s frontier. Picnic baskets and blankets welcome.
Summer Meltdown Lowrider Car Show The event features now only a sanctioned car show, but also a concert, kid expo, bike stunt riders, sound competition and more, beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the El Paso Country Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Admission is $25. Coliseum box office: 533-9899, or Ticketmaster. Information: (505) 269-3301, (915) 875-7213.
Entertainment is headlined by DJ Quik with special guest Mann, plus Rapping 4Tay, Nu Flavor, Lighter Shade of Brown, Lad and Mellow Man Ace.
Pre-party concert Friday and after-party Saturday at The Black Pearl, 504 W. San Antonio. Information: 841-6711 or eptcruising.com.
Sun City Regional Classic The body building, figure and bikini championships are Saturday, Aug. 23, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Prejudging begins at 9 a.m.; finals at 6 p.m. Ticket information: (575) 649-6789, (915) 449-7688 or hfprodonline.com.
Orange Fever Fiesta The Miner Athletic Club’s annual celebration and fundraiser is Saturday, Aug. 23, at Grade Gardens Ballroom, Westside Drive. Cocktail hour and silent auction begins at 5 p.m. with dinner, live auction and entertainment by Speed painter Tim Decker 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets: $100; $1,000 table for ten. RSVP at minerathleticclub.com. Information: 747-8759 or email@example.com.
World of Custom Wheels The 7th annual car and motorcycle show and shine sponsored by Allstate Sambrano Agency is noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Barnett Harley-Davidson’s back lot (8272 Gateway East). All entrance and registration costs go to charity. Registration: $5 per vehicle in advance; $10 day of show (free t-shirt for pre-registrants). Cost for spectators: $8 at the door (free for age 12 and younger); $5 advance tickets available at all O’Reilly Auto Parts stores. Information: 261-3011 or worldofcustomwheels.com.
Five dollars of registration goes to Hands of Love and Hope Charity.
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.
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. 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.
Rhino Run The 2nd annual Vern Johndro Memorial competitive runs benefiting Ronnie’s Kids Scholarship Run are 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Braden Aboud Park/Marwood Shelter, 5264 Roxbury.
Registration: $25 runs, $20 walk and per person for teams of 10 or more. Cost for military is $15 per event. Registration increases by $5 after Aug. 22. Information: elpasorhinos.com or elpasohockey.org.
The scholarship fund helps young hockey players in need of registration fees, equipment and jerseys for recreational programs.
St. Mark Fajita Run The 2nd annual 5K run and 1-mile fun walk is at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at St. Mark Catholic Church, 11700 Pebble Hills. Entry fee is $30 by Aug. 22 ($15 ages 12 and younger; $25 per person for teams of 10 or more by Aug. 22. Race day registration: $35 ($20 ages 12 younger; $30 team members). Proceeds benefit St. Mark Catholic Church ACTS Community. Information: 857-9195 or raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Packet pick up is noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Up and Running, 1475 George Dieter, Suite 0, and 5 to 6 p.m. on race day at the race site.
Stephanie Olivo Memorial 5K The 5th annual 5K run and 1-mile fun walk benefiting El Paso Red Cross disaster relief efforts is 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. First 150 registrants will receive a free event t-shirt. Registration: $20 ($25 on race day). Information: 592-0208. Online registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Packet pick-up is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Up and Running, 1475 George Dieter, at 7 to 7:45 a.m. at the start line.
Tour de Tolerance The 9th annual bicycling and running event, benefiting the El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center, is Sunday, Aug. 24, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, 1200 Furity Drive in Sunland Park, with 100K and 50K rides and 5K run/walk. The 100K begins at 7:30 a.m. (4.5 hour time limit enforced) with run/walk at 8 a.m. and 50K bike ride at 9 a.m. Information: 351-0048, ext. 24 or elpasoholocaustmuseum.org.
Registration through Aug. 10: $35 rides; $25 run/walk; 20 percent discount for military, museum members. Groups of 15 or more registering together; $28 per person for rides; $20 run/walk. Registration after Aug. 10 (no discounts): $40 rides, $40 run/walk. Registration includes post-event meal and complimentary massage. Commemorative tech-shirts and water bottles for first 500 participants.
Packet pick up is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center, 715 Oregon.
Southern New Mexico
Pat Green, Texas Country Grammy-nominated hit maker and his five-piece band performs at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 21-22 at the Spencer Theater for Performing Arts, Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M.. Green’s songs “Wave On Wave,” “Take Me Out Dancing” and “Somewhere Between Texas and Mexico,” has carved a reputation as a mainstream Country outsider steering clear of the glitz. Tickets: $66 and $69. Information: (575) 336-4800, (888) 818-7872 or spencertheater.com.
Great American Duck Race The 35th annual running of the ducks is Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 21-24, in Deming, N.M. This year’s theme is “Racing For the Gold.” Admission is free for spectators, and anyone can be a duck racer for just $5. The ducks are provided; don’t bring one. Call for entry forms. Information: (888) 345-1125, (575) 544-0469 or demingduckrace.com.
The Tournament of Ducks Parade is at 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown Deming.
Live Duck Races and Water Races are noon to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday at McKinley Duck Downs. Duck Race eliminations and finals are 3 p.m. Sunday.
Fort Bayard Birthday Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society celebrates the fort’s 148th birthday celebration is 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 23, in historic in Fort Bayard, N.M. (6 miles east of Silver City off Highway 180), with tours, inter-generational lawn games, book signings, and birthday cake. Information: (575) 956-3294 or fortbayard.org.
New Mexico Humanities Council Chautauqua performance of the “Unsinkable” Molly Brown by Van Ann Moore is at 7 p.m. at the fort’s New Deal Theater. Moore, an actor, singer and historian, will bring Colorado miner’s wife, Denver socialite, and Titanic survivor Molly Brown to life. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free; donations appreciated.
Run to the Copper Country Car Show The 23rd annual car show is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Gough Park in Silver City, N.M. (weather permitting), with vendors, refreshments, raffles, oldies music and a trophy winner parade. Sponsored by Copper Country Cruizers. Admission is free; registration is $35 per car. Information/registration: (505) 388-3468, (575) 556-1055 or coppercountrycruizers.com.
Registration is 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Holiday Inn Express, 1103 Superior, with a hot dog burn at 5:30 p.m. and Oldies dance 6 to 8 p.m.
The Cruizers are a family-oriented auto club, and booths and other activities will be available during the show, which is limited to vehicles from 1973 and earlier.
Michael Fracasso The Austin-based singer/songwriter performs 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Rokoko Art Gallery, 1785 Avenida de Mercado in Mesilla. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission: $15 suggested donation; proceeds go directly to the artist. Seating is limited, RSVP requested. Information: (575) 405-8877 or rokokoart.com.
Justin Shandor Shandor presents his “World’s Greatest Elvis Show” 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino, Mescalero, N.M. Tickets: $50. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
Tailgate 2014 The annual outdoor concert series in Alamogordo, N.M., raises funds for the Flickinger Center. Concerts begin at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, featuring Fungi Mungle at the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Patrons should bring their own food, lawn chair and beverages. Gates open 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Walk-up admission: $15 per couple. Information: (575) 437-2202. Online reservations at flickingercenter.com.
‘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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