El Paso Scene Weekly for April 14-20, 2014

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Celebrating Easter

Cristo Rey pilgrimages
— Pilgrimages and hikes are planned throughout Easter weekend, Good Friday to Easter Sunday, April 18-20, by various groups of all denominations. Good Friday is the main day for pilgrimages, but the mountain will be open Saturday and Sunday as well. Security and concessions offered throughout most of the weekend.
  The Mt. Cristo Rey trailhead is located off McNutt Road (NM 273). Take the Racetrack exit off Paisano and cross the Rio Grande.

Cloudcroft Easter Egg Hunt — The mountain community of Cloudcroft will hold its annual Easter Egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Zenith Park, 1001 James Canyon Highway (Highway 82). Admission is free. Information: (575) 682-2733.
  The Lodge Resort will also offer its annual Easter Sunday Brunch 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 20, with Easter Bunny appearance, egg hunt at 1:30 p.m. Cost: $35 ($15 12 and younger). Call for details: 1-800-395-6343.

Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Bash — The 13th annual family event, sponsored by Westside Community Church, is noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Francisco Delgado Park, on Imperial Ridge behind Franklin High School. The event includes thousands of eggs, family activities including jumping balloon and face painting, appearance by the Easter Bunny and entertainment. Admission is free. Information: 877-8000, 490-2800 or westsidecommunity.org.

Easter in the Park — The annual egg hunt is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Washington Park in Alamogordo. A Easter parade begins at 10 a.m. from City hall to Washington Park followed by festivities in the park including free games and prizes for age 10 and younger. Admission is free. Information: (575) 439-4142 or (575) 439-4250.

Golden Egg Hunt and April Pools Day — The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will host a Golden Easter Egg Hunt 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Armijo Aquatic Center, 911 S. Ochoa. The event will also feature water safety information for children and adults through the Drowning Prevention Coalition and sponsored by Price’s Creameries Give Em’ Five Fund. Admission is free. Information: 544-3556.
  The Easter Egg Hunt will be 1 to 3 p.m. in the shallow depth area of the pool at the Aquatic Center. Participants can swim free 11:30 a.m. to noon for ages 4 and younger; noon to 12:30 p.m. for ages 5-7 and 12:30 to 1 p.m. for ages 8-12.

Ardovino’s Easter Brunch — Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino’s Drive in Sunland Park, will host its annual brunch Sunday, April 20. Information, reservations: (575) 589-0653.

Community Easter Sunrise Service — The 39th annual inter-denominational service is 7 a.m. Sunday, April 20, at Oz Glaze Center, 13969 Veny Webb, in Horizon City. Presented by the Kiwanis Club of Horizon City. Information: 588-2757.

GET YOUR TICKET

Baths —
The electronic “glitch-hop” musician performs at Monday, April 14, with special guest Young Fathers, at Lowbrow Palace, 111 E. Robinson. Doors open at 9 p.m. and age 18 and older welcome. Tickets are regularly $3 more for ages 18-20. Information: 356-0966 or thelowbrowpalace.com. Tickets: $10

Tricky Falls
— 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909 or trickyfalls.com.
• Powerman 5000 — The electronic group performs 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, with Nine Electric. Tickets to be announced.
• Neko Case — Grammy winning alternative singer/songwriter performs 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, with special guests The Dodos. Tickets: $26-$30.
• Kataklysm — The metal band performs at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 20, with Aborted, Fleshpile, Devour the Unborn and March of Doom. Tickets: $15 in advance.

Emily Bear — El Paso Pro-Musica presents the 11-year-old music prodigy at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets: $25 ($20 seniors and military/ $5 students) Information: 833-9400 or eppm.org.
  Bear will also perform works from her chart-topping jazz CD, “Diversity,” produced by Quincy Jones, with cellist Zuill Bailey, bassist Carlitos del Puerto, and drummer Francisco Mela at a special event April 16. Call for details.

Sesame Street Live ‘Make A New Friend’ — The Sesame Street Live annual Easter week shows are April 17-20 at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Presented by VEE Corporation. Showtimes are 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 2 and 6:30 p.m. Friday, 10:30, 2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15, $20 and $30 (Ticketmaster). Information: 1-800-745-3000 or sesamestreetlive.com.

MORE MUSIC & DANCE

PERCUSSION CONCERT — The UTEP Percussion Ensemble and Pandemonium Steel Drum Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 14, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets are $5 general ($3 seniors, military, non UTEP students; free for ages 6 and younger, UTEP students, faculty and staff). Information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/music.

Sun City Dance Classic— Friday and Saturday, April 18-19, at Socorro Entertainment Center, 11200 Santos Sanchez (off Socorro Road, 4.5 miles southeast of Loop 375). Doors usually open at 6 p.m. Admission is free ($10 17 and younger) unless otherwise listed. Information: 860-7777 or speakingrockentertainment.com.

Inna — The Romanian singer/dancer performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 125 S. Pueblo Rd. Age 18 and older welcome. Information: 860-7777 or speakingrockentertainment.com.

ALSO THIS WEEK

YWCA Women’s Benefit luncheon — The 21st annual benefit luncheon is 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17. Keynote speaker is Nely Galán, former president of programming for Telemundo. Tickets $100 donation per seat. Information, reservations: 533-2311 or ywcaelpaso.org.

Mission Trail Art Market — Area artisans and craftspeople display their fine arts and crafts during the 5th season for the monthly open-air market 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month (April 20 through Nov. 16) in the historic Veteran’s Memorial Plaza at the San Elizario Chapel, 1500 Main in San Elizario. Food and drink concessions and entertainment. Pets welcome. Admission is free. Information: 851-0093 or missiontrailartmarket.com.

Downtown Artist and Farmers Market — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s market for area artists and food vendors are Saturdays in the Union Plaza District along Anthony Street. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information: 541-4942.

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 12th annual market now runs year round. Winter hours 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. 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.

‘Dial ‘M’ For Murder’ - El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents an original play written and directed by Ken Forestal March 28-April 19. 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.
  Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately for him, things don’t exactly go according to plan.


SPORTS

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino
— The live horse racing season begins runs through April 15. Racing days are Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Post time is 12:55 p.m. through April 15.
  Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. everyday. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.

Hop for Health — TTUSCHC El Paso’s 2nd annual 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Fun walk includes egg hunt for age 9 and younger. Proceeds benefit TTUSHSC El Paso. Cost: $20 per event in advance; $25 on race day. Cost for age 9 and younger for walk/egghunt is $10 ($5 for egg hunt only). A $1 fee is charged per vehicle entering Ascarate Park. Information: Mike Coulter, 274-5222. Online registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pick-up is noon to 6 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, and 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Saturday at the race site.

Insane Inflatable 5K — First Light Federal Credit Union hosts the inflatable obstacle challenge run Saturday, April 19, at Maldonado Maze, 2800 Hwy 28 in La Union, N.M. Waves are every half hour 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adult and kids obstacle courses will be set up. Cost: $49 through March 14; $54 March 15-28; $59 March 29-April 11; $64 April 12-18, and $75 on race day. Spectator admission is free. Information/registration: insaneinflatable5k.com/west-texas.

‘Mighty Mujer’ Triathlon — The all-female “super sprint” (300-yard swim/15k bike /2-mile run) benefiting the Center Against Family Violence is 7 a.m. Saturday, April 19, starting at Memorial Park Pool, 3251 Copper. Teams of 2, 3 or 4 women can compete against others in three separate categories: mother/daughter; family; girlfriends (must indicate category and team name at time of registration). Participants must be 12 or older. Each team member must complete entire race; no relays. Fastest overall average time wins. USAT rules apply. Cost: $65 by March 1; $70 March 1-April 10; $75 April 11-16. Information: 433-3439. Online registration at raceelpaso.com/mighty-mujer.

Southern New Mexico
‘True North’ – Santa Fe Opera’s Education and Community Outreach Division presents the original opera by Kathleen Clawson, Andrea Fellows Walters and Frederick Frahm at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 Downtown Mall, Las Cruces. Admission is free. Information: (575) 523-6403, (575) 523-0807 or RioGrandeTheatre.com.
  In this one-act drama, two couples find themselves stranded at an airport. The piece addresses the question of what makes a compelling story and what stories do we tell again and again, particularly in opera.

‘Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992’— Dona Ana Community College presents the play by Anna Deavere Smith 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15-17, at Doña Ana Community College East Mesa Auditorium, 2800 N. Sonoma Ranch in Las Cruces. Admission: $5 (cash only). Information: (575) 528-7048 or dacc.nmsu.edu.
  This ”documentary theatre” is about the riots that occurred after four Los Angeles police officers were acquitted for the beating of Rodney King, which had been recorded on videotape.

‘The Misanthrope’ — American Southwest Theatre Company concludes its season with Moliere’s 17th century comedy of manners April 18-May 4 at NMSU’s Center for the Arts. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10-$17. Information: (575) 646-4515.
  Outraged by flattery and lies, Alceste declares that he will speak only the truth from now on — no matter what the cost.

West Texas

Big Bend Gem and Mineral Show — The 25th annual show and sale is April 18-20, at Alpine Civic Center, Alpine, Texas, with door prizes and demonstrations by vendors. Admission is free. Information: (432) 729-4526 or moonlightgemstones.com.





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