El Paso Scene Weekly for Feb. 22-28, 2016

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Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Doors open at 9 p.m. (show time at 10 p.m.). Tickets are regularly $3 more for ages 16-20. Online tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Beacon — The Brooklyn electronica duo perform Monday, Feb. 22, with Natasha Kmeto. Tickets: $10-$12.
• DRI — The hardcore punk band (Dirty Rotten Imbeciles) performs Friday, Feb. 26. Tickets: $13-$15.

UTEP Department of Music — Performances are at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets: $5 ($3 seniors, military, non-UTEP students) and free ages 6 and younger, UTEP students, faculty and staff). Information: 747-7795 or utep.edu/music.
• UTEP Symphonic Winds perform 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23.
• UTEP Symphony Orchestra performs 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, directed by Dr. Lowell E. Graham. program includes American music by Buck, Chadwick, Dvorak, and McDowell. Featured soloist will be Dr. Stephen Nordstrom performing Dvorak’s Romance in F minor, Op. 11.

Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909 Online tickets at trickyfalls.com.
• The Burlesque and Side Show, Pretty Things Peepshow burlesque and sideshow is 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, featuring the finest talent in sideshow, cabaret and burlesque. Tickets: $10-$12.
• The Word Alive Tour — The heavy metal band performs 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, with Fit For A King and Out Came The Wolves. Tickets: $18-$20.
• The March Divide — 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26 with Alabama Deathwalk and Emily Davis. Admission is free.

Speaking Rock Entertainment Center — 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Live music nightly. Age 18 and older welcome. Information: 860-7777 or speakingrockentertainment.com. Free entry. Tribute bands are 8:30 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays:
Feb. 25: The Purple Experience, Tribute to Prince
Feb. 27: Hellbent, Tribute to Judas Priest.

Adal Ramones — The Mexican comedian and TV host bring his act to El Paso at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $39.50, $49.50, $59.50 and $69.50 (Ticketmaster).
  Ramones hosted the Mexican television show “Otro Rollo,” which was produced by Televisa and televised in 53 other countries, including the United States.

King Michael — El Paso Symphony Orchestra presents a tribute to Michael Jackson, “The King of Pop,” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Plaza Theatre. Ages and older welcome. Tickets: $40, $60, $70 and $85 (Ticketmaster). Information: 532-2776 or epso.org.
  “King Michael” features tribute artists who sing live while mastering the intense dancing that Michael Jackson was so famous for. They portray “MJ” performing from the early days with his brothers to his stratospheric rise to become one of the greatest entertainers of all time.
  The show stars three of the best Michael Jackson tribute artists in the world, accompanied by Broadway and Las Vegas Dancers, Urban Dancers, Las Vegas Singers, and the King Michael Band, led by two-time Grammy-winner bass guitarist Ron Simpson.
  The multi-media spectacular includes Michael Jackson’s greatest hits: “Billie Jean,” “Beat It,” “Thriller,” “Man in the Mirror” and more.

City Flashdance — The UTEP Golddiggers host the annual dance spectacular showcasing the city’s best dance groups at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, at UTEP's Magoffin Auditorium. Admission: $8.50 (Ticketmaster).


Hal Marcus Gallery
— 1308 N. Oregon. The gallery specializes in local and early El Paso art. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; noon to 7 p.m. Thursday or by appointment. Information: 533-9090 or halmarcus.com.
  Showing Feb. 25-June 3: “20/20 Visionary,” celebrating the Hal Marcus Gallery’s 20th anniversary. Opening reception is 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25. Most of the artists have never exhibited at the Hal Marcus Gallery. The exhibit highlight ”Visionary Art,” a genre that stems from symbolic ideas that peek into the future and provoke thought.

Leap Year Festival — The 2016 Worldwide Leap Year Festival in Anthony, N.M./Texas is Thursday through Monday, Feb. 25-29, with parades, birthday dinners and special events throughout the weekend. A birthday celebration is planned for Monday, Feb. 29, at a local winery. Information: (915) 999-1781, gracie@emajj.com or on Facebook at Leap Year Capital of the World. Event registration: (915) 543-0554.
  The community of Anthony is known as the “Leap Year Capital of the World.” In 1988 local resident Mary Ann Brown and her neighbor Birdie Lewis, both born on a leap day, approached the Chamber of Commerce with the idea of a leap year festival and a leap year birthday club for those born on a leap day. The Worldwide Leap Year Birthday Club now has members from all over the world who in Anthony to join the community in celebrating this event that takes place every four years.
  Leap Day, Feb. 29, is the extra day tacked onto February every four years in order to bring the calendar into alignment.

Pet-A-Fair — El Paso Parks and Recreation hosts its 4th annual event for pet owners and pets 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Don Haskins Recreation Center, 7400 High Ridge, with indoor and outdoor activities such as exhibitions, vets, groomers, adoptions, immunizations, discounts, pictures and more. Admission is free; (vendor booth fee is $65; $45 all other booths). Information: 212-1731 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.

Heroes for the Homeless luncheon — Dallas Cowboys legend Ed “Too Tall” Jones is guest speaker for the Salvation Army’s 2016 fundraising luncheon at noon Saturday, Feb. 27, at El Paso Convention Center. Tickets: $100 (tables for 10 are $1,000-$2,000); available in advance at the Salvation Army main office at 4300 E. Paisano. Tickets: information: Rose Lucero, 544-9811.
  Jones played more than 230 games with his 15 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, and is a member of the Dallas Cowboys’ Ring of Honor. He was a three-time Pro Bowl participant and All-Pro selection.

Peggy Post — Author and great-granddaughter-in-law of Emily post speaks on new trends and societal hot topics at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Woman’s Club of El Paso, 1400 N. Mesa, as part of the Centennial Celebration for the clubhouse. Admission: $45. Information: 532-6131.
  Post is author of more than one dozen books on etiquette, has a monthly column in “Good Housekeeping,” appears on national television, and conducts business seminars nationwide.

Safari Nights Gala — El Paso Chapter of the Safari Club International hosts its 13th annual gala, auction and expo at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at El Maida Shrine, 6331 Alabama, with 30 outfitter booths from around the world, wildlife artists and outdoor equipment specialists. Tickets: $100 ($40 ages 12-17; age 12 and younger admitted free but must acquire a ticket). Group tables available for $400-$1,200; available at 478-8505 or online at scielpaso.org.
  El Paso Chapter of the Safari Club International is one of the newest chapters in Texas, with members from the El Paso, Texas metro area, west Texas and southern New Mexico regions.

Import Dub Autoshow and Concert — The car show and concert is noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, at Zero to 60 Motor SpeedWay, 8600 Gateway East.
  R&B artist Angie B. Marie with guest artist Classic Muzie perform at 4 p.m. indoors. Admission to car show and concert is $8; 12 and under free with parent. Information: 449-1032 or importdubautoshow.com.
  Car show registration is $25 by Feb. 14, $30 day of show. Categories: Import Car, Domestic, Truck, SUV.
  Saturday, Feb. 27 events:
• Team Kart Racing Challenge, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. $100 per 8-member team or $12.50 a person.
• Limbo Challenge, beginning about 5 p.m.
• Meet & Greet with Angie B. Marie is 7 to 8:30 p.m.

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 on patio 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 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. Information: 212-1780 or elpasoartsandculture.org.

Art a la Cart — Inni Heart Eatery (formerly La Tierra Cafe), 1731 Montana, hosts the monthly event noon to 4 p.m. the last Saturday of the month (Feb. 27), with vendors, entertainment, food, and a Kid’s Activity Corner. Information: 533-8890 or Facebook at Inni Heart Herminia Escajeda.

Black History Month

EPCC Black History Month — El Paso Community College will host events in February in celebration of Black History Month. This year’s theme is “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African-American Memories” All events are 7 p.m. Mondays at EPCC’s Administrative Center Auditorium, Building A, 9050 Viscount. Feb. 22: Jazz Night with Billy Townes. Admission is free. Information: 831-3324 or ochavez30@epcc.edu.

Black History Month Parade and Rally — The annual Inter-Club Council Black History Month Parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Montana and Pershing and travels east on Montana to Copia then south to Missouri ending at Mary Webb Park, 3401 E. Missouri. This year’s theme is “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories.” The rally immediately follows the parade 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Mary Webb Park, with vendor booths, family activities and entertainment. Admission is free. Information: 241-6046.


‘A Doll’s House’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the Henrik Ibsen classic Feb. 19-March 12. Directed by Veronica Frescas. Showtime is 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $11 ($9 seniors 62 and older, $8 military/students and per person for groups of ten or more). Information: 532-1317, elpasoplayhouse.com.

‘The Vagina Monologues’ — An Obie-winning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone celebrates 15 years in El Paso at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26-27, at Hyatt Place Hotel, 6030 Gateway East, with and encore performance Sunday, Feb. 28, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso. Space is limited. Tickets; $10 at the door. Information, reservations: 780-3576, vdayelpaso@gmail.com or on Facebook at vdayelpasotx.
  This year’s tour introduces a divergent gathering of female voices, including a including a 6-year-old girl, a transgender woman, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape and a feminist happy to have found a man who “liked to look at it.” Directed by Alexander Wright. All of the proceeds will be donated to two local non-profits in El Paso that raise awareness of violence against women and sexual assault.


El Paso Rhinos
- El Paso's Junior League ice hockey team home games are at Sierra Providence Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Feb. 26-28: Oklahoma City Blazers. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets; $20 glass seats; $15 center line; $10 bluelines; $5 general admission. information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com.           

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. Live racing season runs through April 19. Post time is 1:30 p.m. Nine races held each race day. General admission and parking are free. Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. everyday. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.

UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners’ final home game is 2 p.m. Saturday, March 5, against UTSA at the Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $8-$50 (Ticketmaster).Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.

Race for the Cure — The 24th annual Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation’s 5K Race for the Cure is 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, at Cohen Stadium in Northeast El Paso. The fundraiser has is one of the region’s biggest races. Walk-up registration begins at 76 a.m. Registration/information: 533-4433 or komenelpaso.org.
  The event includes a 5K competitive run, and 5K and 1-mile non-competitive coed run/walk. Registration: $35 competitive 5K; $30 non-competitive 5K run/walk; $15 ages 5-12 “Kids for the Cure” 5K and 1 mile run/walk.
  Sleep In for the Cure donations: $35 (includes t-shirt and pillow case).

Southern New Mexico

‘For the Love of Art month’ — February is For the Love of Arts Month in Las Cruces, celebrating the city’s various performing and visual arts. The month, sponsored by ArtForms, is highlighted by several special studio tours, exhibits and performances. Information: artformsnm.org.

MarchFourth — Mimbres Region Arts Council (MRAC) presents the high energy stage show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at WNMU’s Fine Arts Auditorium, as part of its Performance Series Tickets: $20 ($15 members; $5 students, children). Information: (575) 538-2505, or mimbresarts.org.
  The show is a visual kaleidoscope of stilt walkers, Vaudeville-style dancers, compositions, colorful costumes and hilarious stage shenanigans.

Gathering of Quilts — The Winter Quilters of Sierra County’s annual quilt Show is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26-27, at Albert J. Lyon Event Center, 2953 S. Broadway in Truth of Consequences, N.M., with more than 100 quilts by local quilters, vendors and door prizes. Admission is free. Information: (575) 894-2959.
  The Sierra County Woodworkers group will exhibits their carvings in the hobby room next door that weekend.

Bob & Tom Show Comedy Tour — Top comedians from the nationally syndicated hit radio program perform at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main, in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Tickets: $33 for the first 8 rows on the Main Floor reserved seats; $28 for the back Main Floor and Balcony reserved seats. Recommended for age 18 and older. Information: (575) 523-6403 or RioGrandeTheatre.com.
  Spotlighting some of Bon and Tom’s favorite comedians, the lineup features Jeff Dye, Dave Dyer, Greg Hahn and Costaki Economopoulos.
  Bob Kevoin, Tom Griswold and company broadcast their comedy variety show direct from the 86th floor of the Friggemall complex in Indianapolis, Indiana.

‘Zepparella: A Tribute to Led Zepplin’
— The all female Zeppelin powerhouse performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Spencer Theater for Performing Arts, Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Zepparella explores Zeppelin’s musical genus in tunes like “Dazed and Confused,” “When The Levee Breaks,” “Stairway To Heaven,” “Kashmir” and more. Tickets: $20-$30. Information: (575) 336-4800, (888) 818-7872 or spencertheater.com.

Cole Swindell — The country singer known for hits like “Let Me See Ya Girl” performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino, Mescalero, N.M. Tickets: $40-$80. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.

West Texas

Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering — The 30th annual gathering is Feb. 26-27 at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. The second oldest of its kind in the country, the event offers stage shows and individual performances by nationally known cowboy poets, musicians and storytellers. Information: (432) 837-2326, 1-800-561-3712 or cowboy-poetry.org.
  This year’s headliners are Ray Fitzgerald, Jeff Gore, Chris Isaacs, Ross Knox, Jean Prescott, Gary Prescott and Trinity Seely Friday, and Don Cadden, Kristyn Harris, Don Hedgpeth, Randy Huston, Joel Nelson and R.P. Smith Saturday. Performances are 7:30 p.m. at Marshall Auditorium. Tickets: $15.
  Recitations of poetry and music are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday throughout the Sul Ross campus, starting with an open session at 9 a.m. each day. Sessions are free.
  A Red and You performance featuring Red Steagall is 1 p.m. Friday, and RW Hampton is 1 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $10 per show.
  A Saturday night dance is planned benefiting the Crisis Center, featuring this year’s headliners. Tickets: $20.
  A chuckwagon breakfast is 7:30 a.m. each morning at Poet’s Grove (east side of Kokernot Field). Cost: $5.

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