El Paso Scene Weekly for April 25-May 1, 2016 Click here for other weekly digests
Volbeat — The Danish heavy metal band, performs at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 25, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre with opening acts, fellow rockers Black Stone Cherry and Monster Truck. Tickets: $40.25 to $57.25 (Ticketmaster).
With their novel take on heavy metal, infused with straightforward rock and pop melodies, as well as a peculiar penchant for vintage ‘50s rock & roll, Denmark’s Volbeat brings a fresh perspective to a music scene normally dominated by American and British groups. The group includes Rob Caggiano of Anthrax fame.
The Poison Word Tour — The Convalescence, So This Is Suffering and Beside Silence perform Monday, April 25, at Mesa Music Hall, 4151 N. Mesa. Information: 599-8585 or on Facebook at Mesa Music Hall.
Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909 Online tickets at trickyfalls.com and ticketfly.com.• Har Mar Superstar — Bowie Feathers Live presents Sean Tillmann (aka Har Mar Superstar) at 7 p.m. Monday, April 25. Tickets: $10.
• Magic Wands — The indie duo performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, with Drinking Flowers. Tickets: $9.
• Boris — The avant-garde metal band performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 1, with Emma Ruth Rundle. Tickets: $13-$15.
Speaking Rock Entertainment Center — 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Live music nightly. Age 18 and older welcomeInformation: 860-7777 or speakingrockentertainment.com. Free entry.
Australian rock band Sick Puppies perform at 10 p.m. Monday, April 25.
Tribute bands are 8:30 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays:
• April 28: Alan Iglesias and Crossfire (Stevie Ray Vaughan)
• April 30: Bomber (Motörhead)
UTEP Department of Music — Performances are at 7:30 p.m. at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets (unless listed otherwise): $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.
• Mariachi Concert is Tuesday, April 26.
• Commercial Music Ensemble performs Wednesday, April 27, directed by Dr. Chris Reyman. UTEP Underground is a laboratory for Commercial Music students to perform popular and folk music, creating their own unique arrangements in a student-led, collaborative format.
• UTEP Symphony Band Concert is Thursday, April 28.
State Line Music Series —1222 Sunland Park Drive. Dirty River Boys 8-10 p.m. Wednesday, April 27. Admission is free; age 21 and older welcome. All customers asked to bring non-perishable food donation or monetary donation for El Pasoans Fighting Hunger. Information: 581-3371, WTxFoodBank.org or countyline.com.
El Paso Symphony Orchestra ‘Ode to Joy’— The Symphony, conducted by Bohuslav Rattay, performs its 85th anniversary season finale at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 29-30, in the Plaza Theatre, featuring one of the greatest musical achievements: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, “Ode To Joy.” Tickets: $16, $21, $32, $37 and $42 (Ticketmaster). Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
The orchestra will be joined on stage by the UTEP Union Chorale, directed by Dr. Elisa Wilson, Kellie Rumba Rattay, Soprano, Cherry Duke, Mezzo-Soprano, Brian Downen, Tenor, and Ricardo Herrera, Bass-baritone.
Opening notes are presented at 6:30 p.m. each night by resident conductor Andy Moran in the Philanthropy Theatre next to the Plaza.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino —1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. No cover. Information: (575) 874-5200 or Sunland-Park.com.
Free live music is 9 p.m. Fridays, featuring Latin and regional music and Saturdays featuring rock and pop variety. Mariachi music is 5 p.m. Sundays.
Free performances by tribute bands featured 9 p.m. Saturdays: April 30: Don’t Look Back (Boston).
Jazz Unlimited Big Band — The jazz band presents its 12th annual concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 5005 Love Road, with guest vocalist Cheryl Tomczuk. Admission is free; donations welcome. Information: 637-4569.
Music Forum El Paso — Music Forum El Paso presents a Duo Flute Recital 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1000 Montana, featuring Joy Zalkind and Esther Fredrickson. Admission is free. Information: 544-3081 or musicforumelpaso.org.
ALSO THIS WEEK
Moore’s Greater Shows Carnival — The traveling carnival runs April 28-May 8 at Cielo Vista Mall, 8401 Gateway West (West upper parking lot), with rides, games and food. Hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, 2 to 11 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday. All you can ride wristbands: $25: individual coupons $1 each or $20 for 24. Most rides cost 3 to 5 coupons. Information: simon.com/cielovistamall or on Facebook.
El Dedon Verde Flower Show — El Dedon Verde Garden Club’s 65th annual standard flower show and silent auction, “Magic in the Movies” is 2 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at 150 Sunset Garden and Event Center, 150 E. Sunset Road. All category names in the artistic design division and flower and plant displays are inspired by magical Hollywood movies, from the “Wizard of Oz” and “Alice in Wonderland” to “Cinderella” and “Harry Potter.” Refreshments will be served. Admission: $15. Information: eldedonverdegardenclub.org.
Sun City Craft Beer Fest — The Downtown El Paso celebration of craft beer is noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the El Paso Convention Center. More than 60 breweries offer beer available for tasting or purchase, two stages with live music, merchandise, art and food trucks that will pair the right food with the perfect beer. The event will also feature on-site brewing where experts will demonstrate live how homemade beer is brewed. Open to age 21 and older. Tickets: $30 in advance and $40 day of event; $10 designated driver. Information: SunCityCraftBeerFest.com.
Last year’s event offered about 150 varieties of beer and attracted 6,000 attendees.
Birdathon — The El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society’s annual weekend of birding and fundraising is Saturday and Sunday, April 30-May 1. This year’s event will help benefit Rio Bosque Wetlands Park and El Paso Zoo’s raptor rehabilitation efforts. Volunteers raise money by collecting pledges for each species spotted during the two days. Information: Jane Fowler, 598-2448, Eddie Chew, 587-9589 or trans-pecos-audubon.com.
Counters will scour the countryside, trying to find as many bird species as possible, in a single 24-hour blitz. Each counter will be backed by sponsors who pledge either a given amount for each species seen or a fixed total amount. Most counters will identify 50 to 100 species.
Burger Bash and Craft Beer Fest — The event benefiting March of Dimes’ March for Babies is noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in Cleveland Square in Downtown El Paso, with food trucks competing for the title of El Paso’s best burger, a burger eating competition, craft beer, live music and entertainment. Admission: $10 (VIP tickets $25). Information: 929-0502, elpasoburgerbash.com or on Facebook.
¡Bailamos! — TEMPO Ballroom Dance Academy will perform traditional waltz, Latin dances such as the tango, rumba and cha-cha and dances of the 20th century such as the quickstep at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is $10. Information: 532-7273.
'Dia de los Niños, Dia de los Libros' — The 20th annual children’s day/book day is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in Washington Park (next to the El Paso Zoo). Various activities, food booths, free books, crafts and more. Admission is free. Information: 543-5468 or elpasolibrary.org.
The idea for “Dia de los Niños, Dia de los Libros” comes from Latin America where Children’s Day honors young people in the same way in which Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are celebrated. Author Pat Mora started America’s celebration of Children’s Day in 1997 to celebrate children and promote literacy.
Neighborhood celebrations are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sergio Tronosco Branch and Richard Burges branch libraries
Northgate Church Arts and Craft Fair — Northgate Christian Church, 5430 Yvette, hosts its arts and craft fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in Specht Hall, next to the church. Vendor space available. Information: 755-0831.
‘First Thanksgiving’ — The 27th annual reenactments and events at Veteran’s Memorial Plaza in Historic San Elizario, depicting the arrival of the first Spanish settlers in this area in April 1598, are presented by El Paso Mission Trail Association Saturday, April 30, with Mission Valley Heritage events, food and vendors. Admission is free; Zarzuela admission: $25. Information: 851-9997 or visitelpasomissiontrail.com.
History booths will be open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The reenactment, directed by Jose Estala, is 4 p.m. outside in front of the chapel.
The Zarzuela Arias Tribute to Dr. Hugh Cardon is 6 p.m. in the San Elizario Chapel Auditorium, 1556 San Elizario Road. Silent auction precedes event at 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $30, includes sangria and appetizers.
San Elizario Genealogy and Historical Society Conference and Luncheon — The 25th annual event, “April 1598, Birth of the American Southwest,” is Saturday, April 30, at the Adobe Horseshoe Theatre, 1500 Main, San Elizario. Conference is free; luncheon is $20. Information: 851-1682. sanelizariogenealogy.com.
Speakers: Javier Galvez, professor of history at Pomona College, “The Aztec: The Calendar, the language, the Spanish; “Mark Cioc-Ortega, professor of history at University of California Santa Cruz, “Juan de Oñate Expedition: La Toma”; and Fred Morales, local historian, “El Presidio de San Elizario: The Fort.”
Living history demonstrations on the 1857 U.S. Army camel expedition that passed through San Elizario are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 29-30.
La Viña Spring Wine Festival — The annual spring celebration of live music, arts and crafts, food and more than 20 award-winning New Mexico wines is noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 30-May 1, at La Viña Winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M. Tents, tables and chairs are provided. No picnic baskets, pets or outside beverages allowed. Admission; $20 (includes souvenir glass and choice of 9 wines or a glass of wine); $10 ages 12-20; under 12 free. All wines also available to buy by the glass or bottle. Information: (575) 882-7632 or lavinawinery.com.
From I-10, take the Vinton Exit turn West on Vinton road, about 4 miles to Highway 28, then right 1 mile to the winery. Parking and entrance to the festival is at the back of the winery (do not park on NM 28).
Saturday’s performers are Dusty Low at noon, Austin Jimmy Murphy at 215 p.m. and 24/7 Blues Band at 4:30 p.m.
Sunday’s performers are Twisted Hornes at noon, Frank Zona and Urban Edge at 2:15 p.m. and Slick Reynolds at 4:30 p.m.
‘Save the Frogs Day’ — UTEP’s Centennial Museum, corner of University and Wiggins, hosts the celebration 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30, with world drummers, film screenings, coloring activities and more. The event is in conjunction with the exhibit “Emerald Abyss: Nine Years of Research in the Congo.” Admission is free. Information: 747-8994, 747-6669 or museum.utep.edu.
82nd Airborne Summer Carnival —Benavidez-Patterson Chapter, 82nd Airborne Division Assn., Inc. hosts its summer carnival 5 p.m. to midnight through May 1, at Sunrise Shopping Center, 8500 Dyer. Proceeds benefit the chapter’s Educational Scholarships. Cost: $10 unlimited rides Monday through Thursday; $20 Friday through Sunday; $2 gate entry fee. Information: John, 240-8104 or JohCeb@msn.com.
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. 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.
La Viña Sunday 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, crafts, jams and jellies, food trucks, wine and more. No outside alcohol allowed. Dog friendly. Admission is free. Information: (575) 502-4074 or lavinawinery.com.
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.
El Paso Artists Studio Tour — The 8th annual tour is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 30-May 1 at East Side, Northeast and Mission Valley studios. Look for the bright yellow signs. Sponsored by the Plein Air Painters of El Paso and El Paso Scene. Admission is free; refreshments offered at each studio. Information: 581-4971. Full studio list and directions available online at pleinairpaintersofelpaso.com.
• Ho Baron, 2830 Aurora, 562-7820 or hobaron.com
• Kathryn Johnson, 3147 Wheeling, with guest artist Julie Caffee-Cruz; 565-2245, firstname.lastname@example.org or juliecaffeecruz.com.
• Alberto Escamilla; 1445 Main, Suites B1-2 (San Elizario); 851-0742 or albertoescamilla.com.
• Robert Dozal, 1445 Main (San Elizario), 777-5237 or email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, CrosslandArtGallery.com, or on Facebook.
Showing April 29-May 28: “Various Visions,” EPAA exhibits, featuring works by Chispa (James Sparks), Maria Branch, Claudia Dennee, Brent Michael, Rita Kent, Sally Avant and Ben Avant. Opening reception is 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 29.
FOR A GOOD CAUSE
‘Dining Out for Life’ — Participating restaurants in more than 40 cities, including El Paso, will donate a percentage of the day’s sales for lunch and/or dinner on Thursday, April 28, towards the work of International AIDS Empowerment. Information, participating restaurants: diningoutforlife.com.
YWCA Women’s Benefit luncheon — The 23rd annual benefit luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 28, at El Paso Convention Center, One Civic Center Plaza. Keynote speaker is Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin. Tickets: $100. Reservations: 533-2311 or ywcaelpaso.org.
Since the death of her 17-year-old son in 2012, Fulton has become a spokesperson for parents across the country and a role model to many by turning her grief into advocacy. She lends her voice to speak against violence towards children and the need to build better, safer communities.
Trayvon Martin was shot to death in a Florida by a neighborhood watch member who claimed the unarmed teenager was threatening him. His death, and the subsequent acquittal of the man who killed him, triggered protests nationwide.
oLotería — Creative Kids at hosts a night of Bingo benefiting the Creative Kids program 6:30 to 9 p.m. p.m. Thursday, April 28, at its Olo Gallery, 504 San Francisco, with food by Juanitos Taquitos. Tickets: $35; includes original Creative Kids Lotería card, plus food and drink. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m. All proceeds benefit the program. Information: email@example.com. Tickets and VIP tables available online at creativekidsolostore.bigcartel.com.
Blondes vs. Brunettes — The fundraising football game benefiting Alzheimer’s Association of El Paso, is 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at El Paso High School’s Jones Stadium, 800 E. Schuster. Sign up, information: act.alz.org/bvbep.
Animal Rescue League’s ‘Dinner with Friends’ — Animal Rescue League of El Paso’s 15th annual fundraising gala is 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. Yappy Hour silent auction is 6 p.m. with dinner and festivities 7 to 10 p.m., including carnival games. Tickets: $75 ($750 reserved table for 10); reservations and payment requested by April 22. New is the “BYOD” (bring your own dog) feature. Information: 877-5002 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: arlep.org.
‘Jewelry For A Voice’ — En Voz Alta, a non-profit organization that supports children with hearing loss, hosts its 5th annual dinner and silent jewelry auction featuring work from local artists and jewelers 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at El Paso Club, 201 W. Main (top floor Chase Building), with food, jazz music, silent jewelry auction and jewelry artisan contest. Tickets: $50 through March 30; $75 after; available online at elpasochildrensfoundation.org. Information: 521-7229 or email@example.com.
Veterinary Community Awards Banquet - The 31st annual banquet and Casino Night “Pets at Play — Brighten Your Day” hosted by the El Paso Veterinary Medical Association, is Saturday, April 30, at the Camino Real Hotel in Downtown El Paso, with casino night entertainment, dinner and cash bar. Cocktails served at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. The banquet is held in conjunction with National Pet Week. Tickets: $50 ($400 table for 8). Information: 593-1712 or epvma.org.
This year’s event celebrates the 60th anniversary of the El Paso Veterinary Medical Association.
‘Fiddler on the Roof — UTEP Dinner Theatre presents celebrated Joseph Stein musical through May 15. Dinner shows are 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Non-dinner show Sunday are at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $31.50-$44.50 dinner shows; $17.50-$27.50 non-dinner matinees. Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.
Based on the stories of Sholem Aleichem, “Fiddler on the Roof” tells the story of a poor milkman who cares for his five daughters. While he and the rest of the elders in the village are deeply rooted in tradition, his daughters’ forward thinking clashes with his principles and causes a rift in the family. It features iconic and beloved songs such as “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were A Rich Man” and “Matchmaker, Matchmaker.”
‘King Lear’ — The UTEP Department of Theater & Dance closes its season with the William Shakespeare tragedy April 22-May 1, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre. Directed by Jenny Lord. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $14 ($11 UTEP faculty/staff, seniors, military, groups of 10 or more, alumni and non-UTEP students, $9 for UTEP students. Information: 747-5118, theatredance.utep.edu or on Facebook.
Lies and revenge consume the ailing King Lear when he divides his kingdom among his daughters. Lord and guest star Michael Rudko reinvent this classic Shakespearian tragedy. Lord comes to El Paso from the Julliard School in New York City.
‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ — Jam Theatricals and El Paso Live conclude its 12th Broadway in El Paso season with the landmark Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his 11 brothers and the coat of many colors at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $40-$65. Information: 231-1111, ElPasoLive.com/Broadway or on Facebook at Broadway in El Paso.
The magical musical is full of unforgettable songs, including “Go Go Go Joseph,” “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.”
World Featherweight boxing — Golden Eagle Promotions and in association with Panda Promotions present El Paso’s first-ever boxing World Champion, Jennifer Han, defending her World Title Friday, April 29, at Southwest University Park, when she takes on the No. 3 world ranked contender, Lilian Martinez. The Budweiser’s Han vs. Martinez IBF World Featherweight Championship bout will be one of seven on a card that starts at 7 p.m. Tickets: $20, $30, $50 and $75 (VIP field tickets $100) available at the park box office, 533-BASE or online at SouthwestUniversityPark.
UTEP Track Invitational — Top-ranked university track teams and other athletes will compete in the annual all-day track meet Saturday, April 30, at Kidd Field, UTEP. Information: 747-5347, 747-6841 or utepathletics.com.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. Live racing season runs through May 3. Post time is 1:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday, plus Wednesday, April 6 and 13. Ten 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.Handicap and stakes races:
Lower Valley Horseman’s Association — The association hosts equine events at Lower Valley Coliseum, 894 S. Horizon Boulevard in Socorro. The indoor facility has restrooms, cold drinks, snacks and secure parking. Spectator admission is free. Information: 852-1884 or liverystablesaloon.com.
An All Breeds Horse Show is 9 a.m. Saturday, April 30. English and Western classes offered in W/J Youth and 18 & Over, Youth and 18 & Over. All day fee: $50 ($45 LVHA members).
Eric Aofia's Donate Life 5K Walk/Run — The 5K walk and run to raise organ donor awareness in memory of organ donor Eric Aofia is 9 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at Bel Air High School, 731 N. Yarbrough. Proceeds used to help in the construction and maintenance of the Donate Life Legacy Garden. Vendors and entertainment also featured. Pre-registration: $20 through April 22; $5 ages 6-12; free for 5 and younger, at Skyline Gym, 5050 Yvette. Information: 867-8620 or on Facebook at AO Donate Life.
Insandity — Sandbox Sunset Sports presents the event Saturday, April 30, at the Sandbox, 3631 Gerard (far east El Paso, off Montana). The 5,000-foot course has more than 5 acres and 25+ obstacles including mud, fire and sand. The heats begin at 8 a.m. and run every hour with a maximum of 20 people per heat. Food festival with beer and music begins at 6 p.m. Entry fee is $50 ($40 through April 1). Registration at active.com or Crossfit Tierra, 12828 Montana. Information: sandboxsunsetsports.org.
Run/Walk for Autism — Southwest Chapter of the Autism Society of America will host its 8th annual awareness and fundraising 5K run and one-mile family fun walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at El Paso Community College Transmountain Campus, 9570 Gateway North. Registration: $20 ($15 military/students; $10 child with autism). Online registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Pre-race packet pick-up and registration is noon to 6 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa #205. Race day registration packet pick up 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. in start line.
Southern New Mexico
Las Cruces Country Music Festival — The 2016 festival is April 29-30, along Main Street in historic Downtown Las Cruces, with two stages of music, food trucks, vendors, a kids area and more. Festival gates open at 5 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday. Festival passes are $45 ($40 in advance) for Friday and Saturday; day passes are $25 in advance; $30 at the gate; available online at lascrucescountrymusic.com.
North Stage headliners:
• Friday: Aaron Watson at 6:45 p.m. Lee Ann Womack at 8 p.m. and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at 10 p.m.
• Saturday: Rick Trevino at 6 p.m., Cam at 7:15 p.m. and David Nail at 9:15 p.m.
South Stage headliner is Josh Grider at 9:10 p.m. Friday, and Bri Bagwell at 8:50 p.m. Saturday.
VIP preview party is 6 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Hotel Encanto. Admission: $150 in advance only ($145 with military ID)
Official after parties are 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday at De La Vega’s Pecan grill, for age 21 and older.
Sunday brunch is 10 a.m. Sunday, May 1, at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum featuring a western wear fashion show and performances by some of the festival artists. Cost: $25.
Rodeo performances are 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday on the NMSU campus.
British Car Days Show — The British Motorcar Club of Southern New Mexico’s 24th annual car show is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30, on historic Main Street in Downtown Las Cruces. About 100 British cars and motorcycles will be on display, including Mini Coopers, MGs, Jaguars and Morgans. Admission is free to spectators. Information:(575) 680-8333, firstname.lastname@example.org(575) 312-5469 or email@example.com, bmc-snm.org or on Facebook at British Motor Car Club Las Cruces New Mexico.
All British cars and Brit Bikes welcome.
Other events include a brewery crawl 2 to 4:30 p.m. and a meet and greet potluck 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 29; a Vine to Wine — North to South Rally the Valley 2 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, and an awards breakfast 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday, May 1.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration — The City of Socorro, N.M. will host a celebration commemorating the victory of the Mexican over the French army at the Battle of Puebla is 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at Sedillo Park. The celebration includes games for the kids, food, entertainment and more. Admission is free. Information: (575) 835-8927 or socorronm.gov
Fort Bliss 1st Armored Division Band — The regional Army band performs at 7 p.m. April 30, at the Spencer Theater, Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Part of the “Old Ironsides” Band, the 1st Armored Division Band brings its historically rich, musically adept ensemble of more than 30 soldier musicians and vocalists to the Spencer in a performance of patriotic and popular music. Tickets are free, but must be reserved in advance. Information: (575) 336-4800, (888) 818-7872 or spencertheater.com.
‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ — American Southwest Theatre Company closes its season with the Tony-winning musical April 21-May 5 at NMSU’s Center for the Arts. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Thursdays, April 21 and May 5, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $5-$17. Information: (575) 646-4515 or nmsutheatre.com.
A die-hard musical fan imagines performers coming to life in his shabby apartment whenever he plays his favorite cast album, a 1928 hit called “The Drowsy Chaperone.”
‘Unshakable’ – Santa Fe Opera presents a light opera for the whole family at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 Downtown Mall, Las Cruces. Admission is free. Information: (575) 523-6403 or RioGrandeTheatre.com.
“Unshakeable” is about an abandoned theater in New Mexico 25 years from now – three years after the viral pandemic Erasure. As a result, everyone has some degree of memory loss and people are less connected to one another. Wyatt and Meridian, Shakespearean actors and former lovers, have not seen each other since the start of the pandemic.
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