El Paso Scene Weekly for May 4-10, 2015

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The metal legends Krokus perform Monday, May 4, at  Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is free. Information: 860-7777 or speakingrockentertainment.com.

UTEP Department of Music — Performances are at 7:30 p.m. at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets for most performances are $5 ($3 seniors, military, non-UTEP students) and free ages 6 and younger, UTEP students, faculty and staff). Information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/music.
• Symphonic Winds — Wednesday, May 6.
• UTEP Symphony Orchestra — Thursday, May 7, presenting popular orchestral music written for the stage and screen.

EPCC Music Department Showcases — The concert, part of the final week of the EPCC Springs Arts Festival, are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 7-8, in the Transmountain Campus Forum. Admission: $3. Information: 831-2617.

The Convalescence — The death metal and performs Thursday, May 7, at Lowbrow Palace, 111 E. Robinson. Doors open at 9 p.m. and age 16 and older welcome. Tickets $8/$10.Tickets are regularly $3 more for ages 16-20. Information: 356-0966.

Alfresco! Fridays — The 2015 season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays at Convention Center Plaza. Presented by ElPasoLive.com and sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0633 or alfrescofridays.com. May 8: Brown Betty (classic rock).

Youngsville — The indie band’s ‘Quest for Water’ Tour 2015 is 8 p.m. Friday, May 8, at Eleanor Rigby’s World Pub, 1201 Bob Hope, promoting their latest album “Drought City.” The band performs foot-stomping, high energy, folk-pop elements with other styles mixed in. Call for admission: 249-6223 or rigbysworld.com. Youngville information: (505) 366-1952 or theyoungsville.com.

Young Musicians Recital — The finalists for this year’s Young Musicians Competition will perform in recital 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at University Presbyterian Church, 244 N. Resler. Admission is free. The public is invited; donations welcome. Information: 449-0619 or epsmf.org.

Abe Mac CD release — American Patriots hosts a CD release for El Paso country artist Abe Mac’s new CD “Chasing On,” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at Shadow Mountain Lakes, 17650 Ensley Road. All ages welcome; bring a chair or blanket. Admission: $5, benefiting local veterans and American Patriots. Overnight camping is additional $5 per carload. Food and drink vendors available. Raffles also planned. Information: abemacband.com or amerianpatriotssml.org.

Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. All shows are all-ages (16 and older), unless listed otherwise. Information: 351-9909 Online tickets at trickyfalls.com.
• Jacob Cade Project — The former El Pasoan and Texas rock and roll artist performs 8 p.m. Friday, May 8, with The Sam Barlow Band and Synister. Admission: $5.
• In Tune Showcase — El Paso Artist Guild presents a showcase of local bands at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 10, with Collisions, Dayluta Means Kindness, communion of thieves, Gila Monster, Midas Bison and Todoroki. Admission is free.

Flosstradamus — The electronic music duo of DJs J2K and Autobot performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano, with guests Gents & Jawns. Tickets: $20-$25 general admission; $35 VIP (includes express entry and access to VIP booth); available via Ticketmaster.

Kinky — The Latin alternative band performs at 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at Basement S7 at Club 101, in support of their MTV Unplugged album. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 day of show; available on Eventbrite.com.
   Kinky originally formed in the musically diverse and culturally rich scene of Monterrey, Mexico. They won the Latin Alternative Music Conference’s prestigious Discovery Contest in 2001, and have received multiple Latin Grammy and Grammy nominations for their unique and innovative blend of electronic and alternative rock.


Ballet Divertissement
— Olga’s Russian Ballet School presents a night of ballet at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium, with guest dancers from Russia, Japan and across the United States. Tickets: $10, $12 and $14; group, student and senior discounts available (Ticketmaster). Information; balletelpaso.com.

Cello Suites — El Paso Youth Ballet presents their spring ballet Saturday, May 9, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Showtime and ticket information: 760-6062, elpasoconservatoryofdance.org or on Facebook.

‘When Flamenco Speaks’ — Gallegos y Baile Flamenco, one of the Southwest’s leading flamenco troupes, performs flamenco dance, guitar and song at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at El Paso Public Library’s Main Branch, 501 N. Oregon. Presented by MCAD and Texas Commission on the Arts. Admission is free. Information: 755-1414.


Battle of La Puebla Anniversary
— The Consulate General of Mexico, 910 E. San Antonio, will host a Cinco de Mayo celebration commemorating the 153rd Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 5. Spencer H. MacCallum will received the Ohtli Award in recognition of his commitment to promoting the pottery of the village of Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua as a contemporary art form and legitimate folk art around the world. Information: 544-9299 or consulmex.sre.gob.mx/elpaso/.
 The event will also include the opening of an exhibit of Mata Ortiz pottery at the consulate.

Mariachi Loco Music Festival — The event  is May 8-10 Downtown (along Mesa from Texas to Mills), with mariachis, folkloric dancers, impersonators, ropers and other live music from around the El Paso, Juarez and Las Cruces Region. Hours are 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. Hosted by Downtown El Paso. Admission: $10 12 and older; $5 military; available at the door or online at holdmyticket.com. Free for moms on Mother’s Day (May 10).
 Information: mariachilocomusicfestival.com or Facebook.

‘Famous Places in El Paso History’ — The new bilingual picture and activity book is written by Maria Almeida Natividad, a long-time El Paso artist, art educator and UTEP Chicano Studies Artist in Residence. A book signing and art workshop is 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the El Paso Museum of History, 510 N. Santa Fe. The program will begin with a brief talk on El Paso history by Dr. Yolanda Chavez Leyva, chair of the Department of History at UTEP, followed by a talk on the creation of the book by Natividad, then a reception, book signing and art workshop. Admission is free. Registration requested for art workshop: 351-3588 (Jaime). Other information: marianatividad.com.

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 12th annual market now runs Saturdays year-round at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Well behaved pets on leash welcome. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.

Downtown Artist and Farmers Market — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s market is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in the Union Plaza District along Anthony Street. Information: 212-1780 or elpasoartsandculture.org.

La Viña Farmer’s Market — La Viña Winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., one mile north of Vinton Road, hosts a farmer’s market featuring local food producers noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, with art, food and wine. Dog friendly. Admission is free. Information: (575) 882-7632 or lavinawinery.com.


Kids Excel ‘A Night at the Science Museum’
— Kids Excel’s annual fundraiser show and gala dinner are Friday, May 8, at the Plaza Theatre, featuring fourth grade students and teachers from Canutillo, Hart and Tom Lea elementary schools. Pre-show cocktail party begins at 5:30 p.m., and performance begins at 6:30 p.m. and “Meet the Cast” party in MacGguire Hall. Tickets are $75. A gala dinner is at 7:45 p.m. in the El Paso Community Foundation Room; tickets are $125 for dinner and show. Information: 351-6999 or kids-excel.org.

La Mujer Obrera Awards — Famed Chef Zarela is the featured speaker at La Mujer Obrera’s annual fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, at Café Mayapan, 2000 Texas.
  Zarela Martinez, a native of El Paso, is famous for her savory Mexican recipes, best-selling cookbooks, and No. 1 Mexican cuisine New York restaurant. The evening will include a Zarela-inspired dinner, music and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit programming at events at La Mujer Obrera: Tickets: $100 ($800 tables). Information: 799-2890 or mujerobrera.org. Tickets available online at eventbrite.com.
  The event honors women leaders in the community who have dedicated their lives to the rights of women on the border. This year’s honorees are Martina Morales, Community Organizer at Border Network for Human Rights; Dr. Josefina Tinajero, UTEP College of Education; and Liz Chavez, Founder and President of Wise Latina International.

‘Las Vegas Night’ — Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity’s Theta Delta Lambda Education Foundation sponsors its 36th annual fundraiser 7 p.m. to midnight Friday, May 8, at Radisson Hotel El Paso Airport,1770 Airway, with free food, drinks, play money for gaming activity, door prizes, and a grand prize drawing for a trip for two people to Las Vegas with hotel accommodations. Tickets: $50. Information: 598-1462 or on Facebook at El Paso Alpha.
  Las Vegas Night is the foundation’s primary fundraiser, with proceeds going towards scholarships to high school seniors.

Butterfly Effect — Latinitas hosts Mother’s Day spa day event benefiting the Latinitas scholarship campaign 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at ESC Region 19 Head Start Building, 11670 Chito Samaniego. Spa day booths, manicures, lunch, fashion show, brunch, live musical entertainment, dance performances, inspirational guest speakers, vendor booths, silent auction, mini-makeovers and make-up consultations. Swag bags available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door Information: 219-8554, latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or LasLatinitas.org.

Community Baby Shower — The Stork’s Nest, 8500 Dyer, Suite 32, hosts an open house and community baby shower 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 9. The public is invited to bring one diapers size NB-6, bottles, wipes, grooming kits, health kits, breast pads, bags, and boppy pillows. Information: 751-0808.
  The Stork’s Nest is a collaborative community based free program between the March of Dimes and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. to promote prenatal care and healthy behaviors during pregnancy through incentives and education. The pregnant parents attend classes and receive points to exchange for donated items.

Desert Valley 4-H Benefit Trap Shoot – Desert Valley 4-H hosts its 11th annual trap shoot 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at El Paso Skeet & Trap Club, 9817 Alameda. Check in starts at 8 a.m. Registration open through day of event. Cost per five-person team: $250 adult level; $50 youth (age 8-18). Spectator admission is free. Information: 269-1225, 328-6691, 203-5200 or on Facebook at Desert Valley 4-H.
  Event also includes silent auctions, raffles, gaming area (water balloon shoot, archery poker, darts, silhouette shooting gallery) and concessions.

El Paso Ability Walk — The 4th annual fundraising non-competitive walk for people of abilities benefiting Ability Connection Texas in El Paso is 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 9, at Veterans Park, 5301 Salem. Cost: $25 per team. Information: 532-7795. Online registration at abilitywalk.org.
  Ability Connection Texas is a non-profit serving children and adults with disabilities.

Letter Carriers’ Food Drive - The 23rd annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive is Saturday, May 9, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers, the U.S. Postal Service and other organizations to benefit area food banks. To participate, individuals can leave non-perishable food items in a bag near their mailbox; items also can be donated at local post offices. Information: 592-7748 or elpasoansfightinghunger.org.

March for Babies — The annual March of Dimes fundraiser is 8 a.m. Saturday, May 9, at Fountains of Farah, 8889 Gateway West. Proceeds help fund prevention of birth defects. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Information: 590-9499. Team donations made online at marchforbabies.org.
  Proceeds support research and programs to help moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.

Mother’s Day Dance — Moye’s Boys Foundation hosts a semi-formal fundraising dance 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday, May 9, at El Maida Shrine Auditorium, 6331 Alabama, with live music by Azucar. Doors open at 7. BYOB; free setups, soft drinks included. Proceeds benefit the Foundation in providing low-income students from the Jefferson area help with clothing and shoes, plus medical, dental and eyeware examinations Admission: $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Information: 593-0468 or mbfmothersdaydance@yahoo.com.

‘Mary Poppins’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, 2nd floor Union Building on the UTEP campus, presents Disney’s hit family musical based on the beloved storybook character through May 17. Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner shows are 1:30 p.m. Sunday May 3, 10 and 17. Tickets: $31.50-$46.50 dinner shows; $17.50-$27.50 non-dinner matinees. Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.
  Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s “Mary Poppins” delighted Broadway audiences for more than 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
  Bart, a jack-of-all-trades, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones she has a profound effect upon.


El Paso Chihuahuas
— The city’s AAA baseball team hosts home games at 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. May 8-11: Las Vegas 51s; 7:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1:05 p.m. Sunday, 6:35 p.m.

A Ride for Mom — The Eastlake Lions Club offers its 3rd annual 22-mile bicycle ride and 2.5-mile family fun ride Saturday, May 9, at Oz Glaze Senior Center, 13969 Venny Webb in Horizon City. Rides leave from Corky Corcoran Park at Venny Webb and Rodman. The 22-mile ride beginning at 9 a.m. Route is a loop from Horizon Blvd. to Gateway back to Horizon City. Cost is $25. The fun ride is in the area near the park. Cost is $40 per family, up to 4, age 10 and above. Proceeds benefit the Texas Lions camps for disabled children. All pre-registrants receive a t-shirt. First 25 registrants May 9 get a goodie bag. Information: Fred Lopez at 799-8184 or Judi Verslype, 581-2994.

Order On The Border — The fitness competition to Benefit the El Paso Sheriff’s County Explorers Program is Saturday, May 9, at Crossfit Convey, 12708-A Montana. Beginner, Intermediate and RX divisions. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Cost is $50 for participants, advance signup required. Spectator admission is $1. Information: 257-5085 or crossfitconvey.com.

Knights 5K4PK — The competitive 5K Run and 1- mile castle walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, May 9, at Hanks High School, 2001 Lee Trevino (parking lot near softball field on Anise). The event is in remembrance of Danny Pecquete to benefit Rio Grande Cancer Foundation. Registration: $20 ($15 per member for teams of 10 or more). Race day registration: $25. Information: 881-4590. Online registration through May 5 at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pickup is noon to 6 p.m. Friday, May 8, at Up and Running East, 1475 George Dieter, or 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the starting line.

The Color Dash-El Paso — The paint run benefiting Child Crisis Center of El Paso and Paso del Norte Children’s Development Center is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 9, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Billed as “The World’s Brightest 5K,” the 3.1-mile untimed run (or walk) involves participants being splashed with different colors (dyed cornstarch) along the way.
  Packet pickup begins at 7 a.m. Cost: $40 ($35 per person for team members. Family rates available. Online registration at thecolordash5k.com.
  Volunteers are needed for Color Zones, Registration Tables, and for the Finish Line. Volunteer T-shirts will be provided by the Color Dash Staff on site. Call for details.

2015 USBC Open Championships — El Paso will host the national sports event through July 12, at El Paso Convention Center, One Civic Center Plaza, hosted by the U.S. Bowling Congress. Participation open to all USBC members. Last day of team competition is July 11. Information: bowl.com/openchamp/


Starship featuring Mickey Thomas —
The legendary rock band, featuring the original frontman, performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at Spencer Theater for Performing Arts, Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Tickets: $39-$75. Information: (575) 336-4800, (888) 818-7872 or spencertheater.com.

Jazz and Tap — The presentation by Academy of Ballet is 7 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at Flickinger Center for Performing Arts,  1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.

‘Timeless Treasures’ — Mesilla Valley Chorale’s spring concert is 3 p.m. Sunday, May 10, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $10. Information: (575) 647-2560 or riograndetheatre.com.

‘Mad Gravity’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents a new comedy by William Missouri Downs May 1-17 at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Directed by Ceil Herman. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday May 10 and 17, and 7 p.m. Thursday, May 14. Tickets: $12 ($10 students and seniors over 65; $8 all seats Thursday). Reservations: (575) 523-1223.
   Two Dada performance artists have built a theatre in their living room. Tonight their home/theatre is hosting a dinner party. Things go quickly awry when they discover the other couple wasn’t told about the live audience and go bad to worse when they discover an asteroid is heading their way.

‘Shoulders’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Downtown Mall, presents the dramatic comedy by Jeffrey Kinghorn through May 10. Directed by David Edwards. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $9-$12. Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
  The McClintocks, a family of women in San Francisco, 1942, have come through the great depression thanks to the grit of eldest daughter Lorraine, a shipyard welder, upon whom her mother and younger sister depend to keep the family going.

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