El Paso Scene Weekly for April 2-8, 2018 Click here for other weekly digests
El PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
‘Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the “World’s Most Successful Rock ‘n’ Roll Musical,” now in its 27th year, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 2, at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30-$60 (Ticketmaster).
“Buddy” tells the story of Buddy Holly through his short yet spectacular career, and features the classic songs, “That’ll Be The Day,” “Not Fade Away,” “Oh Boy,” Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba,” the Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace” and more.
Run Together 5K — Rio Grande Cancer Foundation hosts its 2nd annual ”Colors of Cancer-Our Colors Run Together” 5K competitive run and non-competitive run/walk Sunday, April 8, at Cohen Stadium.
Registration at 7 a.m. with events beginning at 8:30 a.m. Cost: $30 non-competitive event ($35 race day); $35/$40 for the competitive; $15/$20 non-competitive children’s event. Information: 562-7660 or rgcf.org. Registration at ourcolorsruntogether.com.
Participants are encouraged to wear a color associated with the ribbon color supporting the cancer. All the money raised from the 5K Run/Walk will stay in El Paso and will be administered through the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation, the community’s local resource for cancer.
UTEP Department of Music — Performances are at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets prices vary; most performances are $5 ($3 students/military; free for UTEP faculty, students and staff). Information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/liberalarts/music/.
• Guitar Ensemble Recital under the direction of Shaun Mahoney and Hiram Rodriguez, is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3. The Electric and Classical Guitar Ensembles will perform various repertoire.
• UTEP Symphony Orchestra performs “Inspired Moments” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, featuring stand-alone works by von Suppe, Chabrier, Khachaturian and Saint Saens.
• Trumpet Studio Recital is 5 p.m. Friday, April 6.
• UTEP Faculty Brass Quintet recital is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7. Tickets: $8 ($5 military/students, $3 UTEP students, faculty staff).
Gloria Trevi and Alejandra Guzman — The Latin pop-rock divas bring their “Versus World Tour” to El Paso at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets start at $43. VIP packages available (Ticketmaster).
Gloria Trevi and Alejandra Guzmán are two of the most representative icons in Spanish-language music. The ‘VERSUS World Tour’ recently earned a nomination for Latin Tour of the Year at the Pollstar Awards.
Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets for most shows are $10 general admission; $12 day of show, unless otherwise listed. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Lincoln Durham — The eclectic folk rock musician performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, with the Ghost Wolves. $10 general admission; $12 day of show.
• Timber Timbre — Canadian psychedelic folk band, 10 p.m. Friday, April 6. Tickets: $16-$18.
• DumbFounded — The Yikes! Tour — Hip-hop artist, 10 p.m. Saturday, April 7. Tickets: $17; VIP packages $74.
The American Armageddon Tour — Impiety, Divine Evil, Gravehill, Satanik Goat Ritual and Terrorist perform beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, April 6, at Rockhouse Bar and Grill, 9828 Montana. Admission: $12. Information: 591-7625.
La Parada — The monthly grassroots event celebrating local culture and lifestyles is the first Friday of the month at San Carlos Building, 501 Texas. Information: 351-6023 or on Facebook at laparadaep.
The April 6 event is 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. with music by Zikomo (from Long Beach), Frythm & Amy G. Dala, Ninjoi featuring Otive, Fat Camp, Unthotof, MVNNERS and Ledezma, and art by Jellyfish Colectivo.
Club Here I Love You — “CHILY” is at 115 S. Durango. Specializing in electronic and DJ music. Tickets on eventbrite.com. Information: 307-7736 or on Facebook.
• Rory Phillips — 9 p.m.Friday, April 6, with Dave 12, Joe N and Heartthrob Rob and more. Tickets: $12.
• Chris Lake — 9 p.m.Saturday, April 7. Tickets: $15-$25
Music Forum El Paso — The forum presents a duo piano concert with Bonnie Brooks and Linda McClain 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at Temple Mt. Sinai Chapel, 4408 N. Stanton, with works by Mozart, Schubert, and Faure. Admission is free. Information: 544-3081 or musicforumelpaso.net.
ALSO THIS WEEK
EPCC Spring Arts Festival — The 40th annual spring festival of performing, visual and literary arts offers workshops, concerts, lectures and exhibits at various venues of El Paso Community College through May. Most events are free, some may include nominal admission fee. Information: 831-6479, 831-2220, firstname.lastname@example.org, epcc.edu/events/artsfestival or on Facebook at EPCCnews.
The 2018 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition opens April 3 in the Administrative Service Center Foyer, Building A.
• Fernando P. Racelis presents a talk on “Cross Currents and Mainstreams: Traditions and the Creative Process” 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, in the Northwest Library open area.
• Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” will be shown at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 4. at Rio Grande Campus.
• The Spring EPCC Mariachi Real de El Paso and Ballet Folklorico Gala performance is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in the Administrative Service Center Auditorium.
• Children’s College Spring Arts Piano Recital is noon Sunday, April 8, in the Valle Verde Cafeteria Annex.
• The EPCC Faculty Grand Concert is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at Star City Studio, 120 W Castellano.
Crossland Gallery — The El Paso Art Association’s gallery is at 500 W. Paisano (in the Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. Information: 534-7377, email@example.com, CrosslandArtGallery.com, or on Facebook.
Showing April 6-May 12: “On The Menu,” food-themed works by various artists.
Reception is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 6. EPAA will celebrate the new location of the Mustard Seed Cafe with a fundraiser and food drive during the “On The Menu” exhibit. Guests are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to the opening reception.
Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale — El Paso County Master Gardener Association hosts its annual plant sale 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 7, at Ascarate Teaching and Demonstration Garden, 301 Manny Martinez Sr. with El Paso greenhouse-grown vegetables, herbs, succulents and ornamental plants. The new El Paso Gardening Handbook will be available for purchase. Admission is free. Information: 882-2354 or txmg.org/elpaso/.
Spring Cactus Garden Tours — El Paso Cactus and Rock Club and Native Plant Society hosts its garden tour and plant sale 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Saturday April 7, at East Side gardens and Sunday, April 8, at West Side gardens. The residential landscapes feature cactus and native plants. Admission: $5 per carload per day (good for all locations). Information, locations: 755-3558, 253-5960, 240-7414, elpasodesert.com or on Facebook at EPCRC.
Saturday’s gardens include 803 and 805 Baltimore, 2930 Grant, 2923 Grant, 3309 Moonlight, 3008 Titanic (Cactus Sale site) 3530 Pierce and 4432 Low Diamante.
Sunday’s gardens include 408 Butte Circle, 5734 Kingsfield (cactus sale site), 417 Valplano, 72132 Majorca, 6240 La Posta and 812 Dulce Tierra.
Kermezaar — The juried arts festival returns 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 7-8, at the International Museum or Art, 1211 Montana, featuring arts and crafts, food trucks and live acoustic music. Admission: $5; age 12 and younger free. Information: 543-6747 or kermezaar.org.
El Paso Museum of History — 510 N. Santa Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (open until 9 p.m. Thursdays), and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays and city holidays. Museum admission is free, except for selected exhibits. Information: 212-0320, elpasotexas.gov/history or on Facebook.
“History on the Run” Walking Tour of Segundo Barrio through its murals is 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7. Tickets: $10 ($5 members); available in the museum’s History Shop.
A Family Gallery Tour of “Neighborhood and Shared Memories” exhibit is 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 8, with a mural activity.
El BugO in El Paso Car Show — The 9th annual show to benefit Paso del Norte Children’s Development Center is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 8, El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. In addition to Volkswagen vehicles of all shapes, sizes and models, are children’s activities, food trucks, and live music and entertainment. Spectators admission is free; entry for cars is $10. Parking is $5. Information, registration: Jacob Fourzan, 252-8977 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
El BugO in El Paso is an organization of Volkswagen vehicle fans. Rudolph Volkswagen is presenting sponsor for the car show.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, email@example.com, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at FarmersMarketatADC.
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.
FOR A GOOD CAUSE
March Madness symphony fundraiser — The 20th annual fundraiser benefiting the El Paso Symphony Orchestra’s education and outreach programs is Monday, April 2, at the El Paso Country Club, featuring the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship finals on several wide-screen televisions. Games begin about 7 p.m., pre-game activities and dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets to be announced. Information, reservations: 532-3776 or epso.org.
The annual March Madness Golf Tournament is 1 p.m.; registration at 10:30 a.m. and lunch at 11 a.m.
Milagro Gala — Angelica Hale, the 10-year-old singer who finished second in the 12th season of “America's Got Talent,” is the featured entertainer at the 7th annual benefit gala 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 6, at El Paso Convention Center. Proceeds from the event benefit sick and injured children at El Paso Children’s Hospital. Doors open with silent auction at 6 p.m.; dancing until midnight following a live auction. Tickets: $150; $1,500 table for ten. Information, reservations: 521-7229, ext. 80524, or elpasochildrensfoundation.org.
Hale, from Atlanta, Ga., wowed the “America’s Got Talent” judges with her rendition of “Rise Up” at the auditions, and got a “Golden Buzzer” pass to the live shows from guest judge Chris Hardwick after singing “Girl on Fire.” She was notable not only for her booming voice, but her back story that include a life-threatening illness at age four that led to a kidney transplant from her mother.
Empty Bowls Soup Dinner — The Art Student Society at El Paso Community College will sponsor the 14th annual soup dinner and silent auction to raise funds and awareness of world hunger 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at El Paso Community College Administrative Service Center, 9050 Viscount, Building A. Potters and other craftspeople work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests enjoy a simple meal of soup and macaroni and cheese dishes prepared by El Paso’s finest restaurants. In exchange for a cash donation, guests keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. Admission: $20 ($10 children); $25 after April 5. Information: 298-0353 or elpasoansfightinghunger.org.
Proceeds go to the local food bank El Pasoans Fighting Hunger.
Participating restaurants include: Around the World Catering, Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant, L&J Café, Corner Bakery Café, Crave Kitchen & Bar, Magic Bistro, Malolam, Mesa Street Grill and Stonewood. Drinks provided by Raising Cane’s.
El Paso Nuevo Siglo Festival — The festival will offer a range of Spanish language plays Wednesday through Saturday, April 7-14, at the Chamizal National Memorial Theatre, 800 S. San Marcial. Information: 532-7273, nps.gov/cham or nuevosiglo-elpaso.org.
Formerly known as the International Siglo de Oro Drama Festival, the festival was the only festival in the world completely dedicated to presenting works drawn from Spain’s Golden Age, generally considered as spanning the late 15th century to the late 17th century. The renamed festival will still offer “Golden Age” plays along with works by modern playwrights, and will offer a wider variety of activities at various venues.
Play performances are at 7 p.m. Early arrival encouraged starting at 5:30 p.m., as seating is limited. Tickets are free, but must be picked up in person.
• Saturday, April 7: Eden Enterprises performs the modern Latin production “Bernabé” by Luis Valdez. A poor young man who lives with his mother in a small town whose people think he’s crazy. Obsessed, he fantasizes the Earth is a woman and calls on his Aztec ancestors to help him protect her. For mature audiences.
• Sunday, April 8: XIPE Colectivo Escénico performs the modern Latin play “Aquerón: el río de la tragedia” by Xavier Villanova. For mature audiences.
‘Extravaganza’ — El Paso Ballet Theatre presents a new original production choreographed and designed by Reniel Basail, with music by Mozart, Vivaldi and Handel at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 6-8, at Lee Ross Capshaw Fine Arts Center, 100 Champions at Coronado High School. Tickets: $15 general admission at el-paso-ballet-theatre.ticketleap.com/extravaganza. Information: 760-6062 or elpasoballettheatre.com.
“Extravaganza” explores themes of homelessness, and the dreams and aspirations found in everyone for a better life.
‘The Magic Shoes’ — Kids-N-Co. presents the Cinderella story presented from the animals’ points of view 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through April 7, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison. Directed by Anthony Michael Stokes. No performance on Easter Sunday, April 1. Tickets: $7 ($5 children, students, senior citizens, military), available at the door. Some subject matter may be considered offensive for this show, so parental guidance is advised. Information: 274-8797 or on Facebook at El Paso Kids-n-Co.
Cinderella’s story would have been very different if it weren’t for the mice … and the dog, and the cat and the horses! Like humans, animals all have their eccentricities. Sally is a romantic. Dandelion just likes to eat cheese, but when both of them are told that the prince needs to get married, they take matters into their own hands.
The El Paso Museum of Art, UTEP’s Centennial Museum, El Paso Museum of History, El Paso Museum of Archaeology, El Paso Community Foundation, Creative Kids and others host special events as part of the New Siglo Festival April 7-15. Full schedule: nuevosiglo-elpaso.org.
Senior Softball Championships — The Texas State Championships for Senior Softball USA are Wednesdays through Sunday, April 4-8, at the El Paso County Sports Complex, 1780 Zaragoza. Sponsored by El Paso Sports Commission. Winner qualifies for the Tournament of Championships in November in Fort Myers, Fla. Information, schedule: seniorsoftball.com.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.
Live racing is Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday through April 17. Post time for the season is 12:30 p.m. Nine races each day. Saturday, April 7: NM Spring Futurity
Chihuahuas High School Baseball Series — El Paso Chihuahuas and Sarah Farms hosts the inaugural high school series through April 24 at Southwest University Park Downtown with 14 schools participating. Games are free and open to the public. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com. 7 p.m. Saturday, April 7: Ysleta vs. Horizon
El Paso Senior Games — City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department’s 36th annual games for those age 50 and older run through May 19 at various locations, Sponsored by United Healthcare, UTEP and Urgent Care Home Heath Inc. All participants have a chance to qualify for the Texas State Senior Games. Registration: $15 for 2 events and t-shirt, plus $5 for each additional event; $45 for all events. Includes t-shirt. Information, registration: 503-6544 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.
Hope Brings Change 5K — The 2nd annual 5K run walk is 9 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at Hope City Church, 6115 Woodrow Bean. Registration: $20; $15 military, child 12 and younger; per person groups 5 or more; $25 everyone after March 30. Information: 600-6251 ext. 107 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Online registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Packet pickup and registration is 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 6, at the church or 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on race day.
Run for the Fallen — The noncompetitive 5K run/walk to honor America’s service members who made the ultimate sacrifice is 9 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Fort Bliss Field of Honor. Remembrance ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m. Cost: $15 through April 6; additional $10 late fee at Stout, Soto and Milam Physical Fitness Centers or at raceroster.com, Information: 744-5785.
Packet pickup and late registration is 4 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, at Freedom Crossing food court.
JackRabbit Classic — The 18th annual trail race is 8 a.m. Sunday, April 8, at Franklin Mountains State Park’s Tom Mays Unit. Four and Eight mile trail options available. Registration: $25 through April 5; $30 April 6-7; no race day registration. Information: tpwd.state.tx.us or Chris Rowley, 478-5663. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Packet pick up is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 6-7, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa.
SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO
‘Amazing Grace’ — The new Broadway musical based on the true story behind the world’s most beloved song is 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at the Spencer Theater, Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. The musical is based loosely on the life of John Newton, an English slave trader who later became an Anglican priest and eventually an abolitionist who wrote many evocative hymns, including “Amazing Grace.” Tickets: $39-$79. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Shows start at 8 p.m. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets through Yapsody.com or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com. Tickets: $29-$89.
• Mariachi Vargas de Tecatlán — The “greatest mariachi group in the world” performs Friday, April 6.
• Clint Black — The country music star performs Saturday, April 7.
‘Waitless’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents the new dramedy by Cailin Harrison exploring the challenges of uprooting April 6-22 at Black Box Theatre in Las Cruces. Directed by Ceil Herman. Harrison will attend the opening weekend. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. select Sunday April 15 and 22; and at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.
Shelly and Trent find love, top-notch careers, and excitement in New York City. But with a job transfer for Trent, they must swap this for a new life in London.
Trinity Site Tour — White Sands Missile Range. The semiannual tour to the site of the first atom bomb explosion is Saturday, April 7. The tour includes the McDonald House, part of the National Historic Landmark, where the plutonium core of the bomb was assembled, and visitors can take a quarter-mile walk to ground zero where a small obelisk marks the exact spot where the bomb was exploded. Historical photos mounted on the fence surrounding the area.
Admission is free; no reservations required. Information: (575) 678-1134 or wsmr.army.mil.
Two options are available for visitors: caravan from Alamogordo through the south end of the range (Tularosa Gate), or enter off U.S. 380 on the north end of the range (Stallion Gate entrance).
The Stallion Gate entrance off U.S. 380 is open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors are allowed to enter and exit unescorted. Site closes promptly at 3:30 p.m.
Visitors are encouraged to have a full tank of gasoline and a spare tire for the trip, which is 85 miles one way. There are no service stations on the route. Department of Defense police will direct traffic. Limited food, drink and souvenirs sold on site. Everyone 18 and older must show a photo ID; all vehicles subject to search and should be carrying proof of insurance and current registration papers. No weapons of any kind allowed.
The New Mexico Museum of Space History will host a motorcoach tour to the site, with on-coach talks by museum volunteer and renowned local historian Pete Eidenbach and a guided tour of the museum and after returning, followed by reserve exclusive showing of Trinity: The Atomic Bomb Movie in the Tombaugh Theater. Cost: $75 ($65 museum members). Reservations: (575) 437-2840 ext. 41132 or online nmspacemuseum.org.
LCSO with Sara Sant’Ambrogio — Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Lonnie Klein, presents the guest cellist, April 7-8, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall, featuring Joseph Haydn’s Concerto in C major, Astor Piazzolla’s Oblivion & Libertango and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 3 “Polish.” Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $35, $40 and $45. Information: (575) 646-3709 or lascrucessymphony.com.
Spotlight Lunch with Lonnie is 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 5, at Paisano Café in Mesilla. Cost: $20.
Selena #1 Tribute featuring Karla Perez —7 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Tickets are $15, $22, $29 and $38. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
The Crystals — The original vocal group performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, featuring Las Cruces’ Remember Then. Top Ten records including “Uptown,” “He’s A Rebel,” “He’s Sure The Boy I Love,” “Da Doo Ron Ron,” and “And Then He Kissed Me.” Admission: $35; reserve seating available. Information: (575) 541-2290, riograndetheatre.org or on Facebook.
Their first recording, “There’s No Other (Like My Baby)” was also their first hit which catapulted them straight to the Apollo Theatre. They are also behind two of the Top 50 most popular records in the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame.
Thomas Rhett — ACM Male Vocalist of the Year, Thomas Rhett, brings his “Life Changes Tour” to Las Cruces at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at NMSU’s Pan American Center, with Brett Young and Jillian Jacqueline. Tickets: Tickets: $36.25-$80.25 (Ticketmaster). Information: (575) 646-1420.
Rhett scored his first No. 1 hit in 2013 with “It Goes Like This” and has since reached that spot on the Country Airplay charts eight more times. Young also reached No. 1 with his hit, “In Case You Didn’t Know.”
Erika Wueschner — The Piatigorsky Foundation and Doña Ana Arts Council present the soprano 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at Doña Ana Arts Council’s Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado in Mesilla. Wueschner will be accompanied by Richard Dowling on piano. Admission is free and open to the public; donations accepted at the door to defray expenses. Seating is limited on a first come, first serve basis. Information: (575) 523-6403.
Wueschner is known for her performances in the lighter roles of the Wagner and Strauss repertoire. She is a recent recipient of the coveted Nilsson Prize of Maestro Domingo’s Operalia Competition.
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