El Paso Scene Weekly for Aug. 10-16, 2015 Click here for other weekly digests
Plaza Classic Film Festival — El Paso Community Foundation’s annual classic and ”semi-classic” movie festival is Aug. 5-16. Billed as the “world’s largest classic film festival,” the festival presents more than 80 movies of all genres from the golden age of cinema to more recent favorites.
Screenings are in the Plaza’s Main (Kendle Kidd) Theatre, Philanthropy Theatre and outdoor Festival Plaza. VIP passes are $200; club passes for teens 14-18 are $100; includes admission to all ticketed events, express lane entry; and admission to receptions and other special events. Information: 533-4020 or plazaclassic.com.
Actress Cindy Williams will appear with a showing of George Lucas’ 1973 classic American Graffiti, at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, in the Main Theatre. Williams played Shirley Feeney on TV’s “Laverne & Shirley” for seven seasons. Williams grew up in Texas and made her first movie in Socorro, N.M. Tickets: $10.
Williams will also sign copies of her new memoir “Shirley, I Jest!” at noon Saturday, Aug. 15, in the El Paso Community Foundation’s Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon. Admission is free, but book purchase is required.
Other special events:
• Somos Fund Benefit with Director Bernard Ruiz is 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. Cost: $50; call 533-4020 for tickets.
• Director Bernardo Ruiz and HSI agent Oscar Hagelsieb will be present for the film screening of “Kingdom of Shadows” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, in the Philanthropy Theatre. Cost: $4.
• Free brunch lecture with Albert Maysles is 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, in the Foundation Room.
Kindle Kidd Performance Hall (Main Theatre) screenings are $6 (7 p.m. and later screenings are $8).
All film talks are 6 p.m. free, and in the Foundation Room.
• Shall We Dance —1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10.
• Yankee Doodle Dandy — 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10.
• The King and I — 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, with film talk.
• El Bombero Atómico — 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11. Spanish language screening, no subtitles.
• Red River — 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11.
• In The Heat of the Night — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, with film talk.
• Rope — 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12.
• The Best Years of Our Lives — 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12.
• Help! — 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, with film talk.
• The Miracle Worker — 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13.
• The Deer Hunter — 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, with film talk.
• Adam’s Rib — 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14.
• Pal Joey — 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14.
• Rushmore — 10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14.
• Horse Feathers — 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15.
• My Little Chickadee — 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15.
• The Caine Mutiny — 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15.
• Back To The Future — 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, with film talk.
• Dead Poets Society — 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15.
• Follow Thru — 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, with Laurel and Hardy’s “Brats.”
• Monty Python and the Holy Grail — 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, with film talk.
Philanthropy Theatre admission is $4, unless listed otherwise:
• Charlotte’s Web — 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10.
• Annie — 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10.
• Hedwig and the Angry Inch — 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10.
• A Little Princess — 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11
• Nacho Libre — 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11.
• Atomic City — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11.
• The Black Stallion — 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12.
• Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets — 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12.
• El Norte — 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12.
• An American Tail — 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13.
• Hook — 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13.
• Jules and Jim — 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13.
• Muppets From Space — 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14.
• Little Shop of Horrors — 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14.
• The Warriors — 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14.
• Splendor in the Grass — 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15.
• That Which Destroys Me — 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. Free.
• Grey Gardens — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15.
• The Sword of Doom — 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15.
• The Stranger — 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16.
• Selena — 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16.
Mills Parking Garage movies are at 9 p.m. Thursdays. Cost is $5, plus parking:
• Aug. 13: There’s Something About Mary
Foundation Room showings:
• Dead When I Got Here — 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11; $5 at the door.
• Food For Change — 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12; $5 at the door.
• Archie’s Betty, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, with director Gerald Peary; $5 at the door.
• Local Flavor: Shorts II — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14. Free.
• Local Flavor: Brooklyn Unemployed — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. Free.
• Local Flavor: Plaza Classic Film Camp Student Films — 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16. Free.
• Local Flavor: Ghostlight Creative 48 Hr. Film Salon — 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16. Free.
Music-based movies are 9 p.m. on Oregon Street, preceded with live concerts at 7:30 p.m.:
• Friday, Aug. 14: Stop Making Sense, with concert by Dan Lambert’s Double Drum Trio.
• Saturday, Aug. 15: Footloose, with concert by El Chuco Soul Project.
Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909 Online tickets at trickyfalls.com.
• Raekwon and Ghostface Killah — The rappers perform Tuesday, Aug. 11, in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of their album “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx,” Tickets: $25. VIP tickets: $200.
• Trapt – The chart-topping modern rockers behind hits like “Headstrong” present their Life in your Own Hands Tour at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, with Sons of Texas, Divot and Poynte. Tickets: $16.
• Rocky Votolato — The Seattle indie musician and his band perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, with Dave Hause and
Chris Farren. Tickets: $12 in advance; $15 at the door.’
Kevin Hart — The comic and actor returns to El Paso for two shows, 7 and 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $57 (Ticketmaster).
Show postponed from Jan. 29; tickets purchased for that date will be honored. Refunds can be made at the original point of purchase.
Hart was in the Chris Rock film, “Top Five,” and work on three other comedies slated for release in 2015.
Hart starred in 2014’s “About Last Night,” a remake of the iconic 1986 film, which opened to huge box-office success as well.
In 2013, he starred in “Grudge Match” opposite Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro, and “Think Like a Man Too.”
Hart’s “Laugh At My Pain” feature film version of his comedy tour grossed over $7 million, and was 2011’s most successful film of those released in less than 300 theaters.
Song Giver: music-poetry-rite of passage — El Paso poet and singer-songwriter Gene Keller will perform original poetry and music with at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at the Unitarian-Universalist Community of El Paso (UUCEP), 4425 Byron, in celebration of his 70th birthday, sponsored by Rincón Bohemio, Tumblewords Project, and Unitarian-Universalist Community of El Paso. Special guests will honor Gene and his contribution to the arts in the El Paso area. Light refreshments provided. Admission is free. Information: 562-4001.
Alfresco! Fridays — The 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. Aug. 14: Everyday People (funk, soul).
La Luz — The band performs Friday, Aug. 14, at Lowbrow Palace, 111 E. Robinson. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets: $10-$12. Information on Facebook.
Ardovino’s Live Music — Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Dr. in Sunland Park, hosts live music at 7;30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. Information: (575) 589-0653.
• Friday, Aug. 14: Frank Zona & Urban Edge
• Saturday, Aug. 15: Eric Boseman
Summer Concerts — El Paso Parks and Recreation’s free outdoor music concerts are 7 p.m. selected Saturdays at various city parks. Aug. 15: The Prime Band (classic rock) at Ysleta Park, 9068 Socorro. Bring chairs and picnic. No alcohol or glass-bottled beverages permitted. Leashed, well-behaved dogs welcome. Information: elpasotexas.gov/parks.
ALSO THIS WEEK
Young at Heart Fundraiser — El Paso Exploreum, 300 W. San Antonio, hosts the inaugural fundraising event is 5:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13. Guests will have adults-only access to more than 60 interactive displays and exhibits, while enjoying Big Kid-friendly food and entertainment. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit children's museum.
Cost: $100 a person. Information: 533-4330 or ElPasoExploreum.org.
Includes carnival games, music and a silent auction featuring jewelry, services and merchandise, as well as a Disneyland trip, Dave Koz VIP concert evening, El Paso Chihuahuas party suite, and Sportsman Elite membership.
Winos for Rhinos — El Paso Del Norte American Association of Zoo Keepers hosts the benefit wine tasting event 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at Sunland Winery and Brewery, 1769 Victory Lane in Sunland Park. Silent auction also held. All proceeds go towards rhino conservation. Cost: $50 wine tasting; $35 designated driver. Tickets available at mkt.com/el-paso-del-norte-aazk.
Border City Comic Con — The comic book convention is Aug. 14-16, at Wyndham Airport Hotel, 2027 Airway. Dealers from all over the country selling new and collectible comic books, action figures, statues, toys and other items. The event also features gaming, anime and cosplay. Hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $35 for the weekend; $10 for Friday night only; $20 for Saturday only and $15 for Sunday only. Information: (210) 823-3613, (915) 532-1122 or bordercitycomiccon.com or on Facebook.
Special guests include author and comic book writher Don Glut, Rich Buckler (creator of Deathlok, contributor to Agents of Shield, Avengers, Thor and other books), actor Richard Harmon (”The 100,” “Bates Motel”) and Deep Roy, Harley Quinn artist Chad Hardin, Deadpool artist Ale Garza (Deadpool artist), science fiction artist Ross Harringway and more.
Border Beer and Wing Fling — The 5th annual beer and buffalo wing festival is 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. featuring food and live music. Area restaurants will compete in categories like hottest wings, best bar wings, hottest wings girls and other categories. Tickets: $10 general admission (Ticketmaster). Information: 240-3365 or beerwingfling.com
Food Truck Cook off — Town of Anthony Texas hosts the food truck cook off and concert noon to midnight Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 15-16, at 101 Richard White in Anthony, Texas. Trucks compete for a $2,000 cash prize. Vendors welcome. Spectator admission is free with a canned food donation. Information: 886-3944, 497-1769 or townofanthony.org.
Saturday bands: “Jessica Flores and Crosstown,” “TripWire,” “Los Deambulantes” and “Ribo Flavin.”
Sunday’s headliners are “Chuco Soul Project” and “Mainstreet.”
John Wesley Hardin’s Demise — The Concordia Heritage Association’s John Wesley Hardin “Secret Society” annual commemoration is 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at Concordia Cemetery, 3700 Yandell. The event marks the infamous gunslinger’s Aug. 19, 1895 fatal shooting by Constable John Selman with a special gravesite ceremony and reenactment by Six Guns and Shady Ladies and historians. There will also be the annual “Toast to John Wesley.” Short ghost tour follows. Bring lawn chairs, flashlight and closed-toe shoes. Old West attire encouraged. Admission: $5 ($2 military, students, seniors; free for age 6 and younger). Information: 581-7920, 591-2326 or concordiacemetery.org.
The historic Central El Paso cemetery is between Yandell and Gateway West east of Copia. Proceeds from the event benefit the preservation and restoration of the cemetery, including the recently added Military Memorial.
Hardin moved to El Paso in 1895 after his release from prison. He was shot to death in Aug. 19, 1895, by Constable John Selman. Hardin was 42, and claimed to have killed 30 men.
PBS Kids Fiesta — KCOS, El Paso's PBS station, and Thomas & Friends host the event for area children 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at Southwest University Events Center, 6500 Montana, with music, a stage with live performances, face painting, educational games and activity booths, food trucks and more. Thomas the Tank Engine will be available for photos with children and their families starting at 2 p.m. Admission is free. Information: 590-1313 or kcostv.org.
El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 15-16 at Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway, at Boeing. Admission: $5 for both days (private readings not included with admission). Free admission with active duty military I.D. Information: 345-6245 or elpasopsychicfair.com.
The fair features aura photos, handmade New Age crystal and gemstone jewelry, spirit writing, Feng Shui products, and readings by 12 or more professional psychic readers and mediums from across Texas and New Mexico. Readings offered in English and Spanish.
El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA baseball team hosts the Las Vegas 51s at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Aug. 11-14, 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.
Family Cycling Workshop — El Paso Parks and Recreation and El Paso Bicycle Club host the free workshop 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 15, at Polly Harris Senior Center, 650 Wallenberg, geared to bike riding families and will also assist them in developing a cycling plan for recreational, fitness or competition. Parents and children must attend together, and bring their own functional bikes and helmet. Complimentary snacks and beverages available. Information: Eliseo Duran, 544-0753
The workshop will cover various subjects such as safety drills, skills building, roadway ride, what type of bike to purchase, basic bike maintenance (fixing flats, changing tires and cables,) along with basic health and nutrition tips.
El Paso Roller Derby — El Paso Roller Derby’s Tex Pistols play home games at the Field House at Market, 6827 Market. Saturday, Aug. 15: Crossroads City Derby from Las Cruces. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door ($5 military; free for age 10 and under). Information: elpasorollerderby.com or on Facebook.
Children’s Grief Center Memory Walk - The 5K run, 5k walk and 1-mile family fun walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at Album Park, 3001 Parkwood. First 2000 registrants receive t-shirts; refreshments at finish line. Online registration: raceadventuresunlimted.com. Cost: $20; $25 after Aug. 1.
Packet pickup is noon t 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at Up and Running 1475 George Dieter, and 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day, at the starting line.
Ten Miler in the Heat — The Fort Bliss 10-mile run, open to active-duty military, family members, DoD/Da civilians and the El Paso community, is 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15 on at Soto Physical Fitness Center, 20733 Constitution on Fort Bliss. Cost: $10 active duty; $25 all others through Aug. 12. Information: 744-5790 or blissmwr.com. Online registration at raceroster.com.
Packet pick up and late registration is 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, and 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. on race day at the race site. Late registration fee increase of $10.
Southern New Mexico
Otero County Fair — The 76th annual fair and rodeo is Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 12-15 at the fairgrounds in Alamogordo, N.M. The event celebrates more than 100 years of New Mexico statehood with various livestock shows, exhibits, a frontier village, amusement rides, Queen pageant, a pet show and more. Information: (575) 434-0788 or oterofair.com.
The fairgrounds are off U.S. 54 on the north side of town, across from White Sands Mall.
Rodeo performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, followed by country street dances at 10 p.m. Admission: $12 reserved; $8 general admission ($3 ages 12 and younger).
The 76th Anniversary Parade is 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, on Tenth Street.
SKillet — The Rock band performs 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino, Mescalero, N.M. Tickets: $25-$50. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
Unity Fest — The Las Cruces Community Theatre, PFLAG Las Cruces and Project Mainstreet host the street festival “Unity Fest: A Celebration of Theatre, Equality and Community,” Friday, Aug. 14, in front of the theatre on Main Street, to celebrate the opening of LCCT's 53rd season and the Supreme Court ruling for marriage equality, with entertainment and music, food vendors, beer, wine, artisan vendors, and more. Tickets: $20 festival and play; $5 festival only; age 12 and younger free; available at Spirit Winds on Locust. Proceeds benefit PFLAG.
High Desert Brewing Co. and Amaro Winery will provide beer and wine. The Green Chile Paddy Wagon, the Greenhaus, several other food vendors will be on site.
LCCT’s musical production of “My Big Gay Italian Wedding” by Anthony Wilkinson opens the evening serving as a focal point of the festivities. The production runs Aug. 15-30. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $14 for adults; $13 for students, senior citizens and active-duty military; $11 for children under age seven. Information/ reservations: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
Sandy Hackett’s ‘Rat Pack Show’ — The legendary Rat Pack returns at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at Spencer Theater for Performing Arts, Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Joey Bishop come back to earth with saucy attitude and flawless musical vigor in a revue starring Sandy Hackett (son of Buddy Hackett), with infectious energy and sass. Tickets: $39-$75. Information: (575) 336-4800, (888) 818-7872 or spencertheater.com.
CARRIZOZO FESTIVAL AND ARTISTS’ STUDIO TOUR — The inaugural artists tour is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15-16, featuring more than 15 Carrizozo, N.M. artists’ studios. Artists will open their studios, sculpture gardens, and other art spaces to view paintings, drawings, sculpture, pottery, sewing, jewelry furniture, fiber art and other handcrafted items. Look for streamers marking the locations. Information: CarrizozoWorks.org.
The festival begins with a parade at 11 a.m. Saturday along historic 12th Street and Saturday night Street Dance. Carrizozo Food Court,” cake walk kite flying contest, fishing contest and other activities both days.
Run to the Copper Country Car Show – The 24th annual car show is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at Gough Park in Silver City, N.M., with vendors, refreshments, raffles, oldies music and a trophy winner parade. Sponsored by Copper Country Cruizers. Admission is free; registration is $35 per car. Information/registration: (575) 313-9700, (575) 574-2186 or coppercountrycruizers.com.
Registration is 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at Holiday Inn Express, 1103 Superior, with a hot dog burn at 5:30 p.m. and Oldies dance 6 to 8 p.m.
The Cruizers are a family-oriented auto club, and booths and other activities will be available during the show, which is limited to vehicles from 1973 and earlier.
‘My Big Fat Gay Italian Wedding’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, opens its season with the outrageous musical comedy by Anthony J. Wilkinson, Aug. 14-30. Directed by Monte H. Wright. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $10-$14. Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
Andrew and Anthony are getting married and everyone wants to help. The event spins into a hysterical fiasco as everyone tries to have their way. From a saboteur ex-boyfriend to a loud, opinionated, outspoken Italian mother, personalities and culture collide in a music and dance-filled extravaganza.
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