El Paso Scene Weekly for Nov. 1-6, 2016 Click here for other weekly digests
EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS:
Noa in Concert — Impact|Programs of Excellence presents the celebrated Israeli singer (Achinoam Nini) at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at Lee Ross Capshaw Auditorium at Coronado High School, 100 Champions. Tickets: $25, $35 and $50 ($15 for active duty military and students with valid ID). Information: 545-5068 or impactprogramsofexcellence.org.
Noa is Israel’s leading international singer, songwriter, concert and recording artist, performing globally in six languages. She has been performing for more than 20 years, with 15 albums that have sold in the millions.
Noa’s strongest influences come from the singer-songwriters of the 1960s, such Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen. Noa plays percussion, guitar and piano.
Renaissance Artsfaire — The 45th annual event, sponsored by the Doña Ana Arts Council, is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5-6, at Young Park, Walnut and Lohman in Las Cruces. Dozens of artists offer arts and crafts of all kinds. Artistas del Camino Real will demonstrate Spanish and Native art. Information: (575) 523-6403 or daarts.org.
Admission: $8; free for age 12 and younger. No pets except service animals. VIP Passes are $60 includes 2-person one day entry, access to the VIP tent with refreshments and up-front views of jousting, photo ops with jousters, preferred parking for one vehicle, and two vintage Ren Faire T-shirts.
Ongoing entertainment offered on Rio Grande Main Stage, Merry Court of Sherwood Oak and Middle Eastern Village, plus the Greyhounds of Fairhaven and a Children’s Realm with scavenger hunt.
The Order of Epona’s jousters on horseback return with shows at 10:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. Other entertainment includes Robert the Ratcatcher at the top of the hill with his “Ratapult.”
Commemorative 45th year handmade ceramic goblets by local potter Andrew Chapel will be available, along with food booths and the Dragon’s Eye Tavern.
Fee park and ride running between the southwest corner of the Mesilla Valley Mall and Young Park every 15 minutes.
Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com and ticketfly.com.
• The Dillinger Escape Plan — The metalcore band’s North American Tour is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, with O’Brother, Cult Leader and Entheos. Tickets: $20-$23.
• SWMRS — The California punk band performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in Bowie Feathers. Tickets: $10.
Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Thee Oh Sees — San Francisco garage rock band, 10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, with Miijas and Back of a Car. Tickets: $15-$17.
• Kyng — L.A. metal band, 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Turnstile — American hardcore punk band, 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, with Angel Du$t and Big Bite. Tickets: $13-$15
• White Fang and No Parents — The punk bands perform at 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, with Birth Defects. Tickets: $13-$15.
Brand New — The alternative rock band performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at El Paso County Coliseum, with opening acts the Front Bottoms and Modern Baseball. Tickets: $27 and $27 (Ticketmaster).
UTEP Department of Music — Faculty Recital Series with Stephen Nordstrom, violin, is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Ticket prices vary. Information: 747-7795 or utep.edu/music.
FEA — The feminist Chicana punk band from San Antonio performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at The Love Sprout, 11035 Sam Snead. The band was founded by Jenn and Phanie from Girl in a Coma & signed to Joan Jet’s Blackheart Records. Admission: $5. Information: blackheart.com.
The Love Sprout is a “DIY event venue” with a following of fans of punk and the underground music scene.
Mariachi Real de El Paso — El Paso Community College’s Mariachi Real de El Paso will host a benefit performance at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Administrative Service Center’s auditorium, Building A, 9050 Viscount. Information: Anji Morgan-Thornton, (575) 650-3200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amanda Miguel y Diego Verdaguer — The Argentine husband and wife music stars, dubbed Latin America’s “Sonny and Cher,” perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at The Plaza Theatre. Married since the late ‘70s, the couple continues to lend support to each other’s million-selling recordings. Tickets: $44 and $97. (Ticketmaster).
Jesse & Joy — The Mexican pop duo performs at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at El Paso County Coliseum. The brother and sister duo from Mexico City’s latest album is “Un Besito Mas.” Tickets: $35-$70 (Ticketmaster).
Star City Studio — The music studio and gallery is at 120 W. Castellano. Information: starcitystudioproductions.com or on Facebook. A performance by the Hard Road Trio and King Ibu is 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. Cost to be announced.
The Las Cruces trio of mandolin master Steve Smith, guitarist and songbird Chris Sanders and cellist Anne Luna play original southwestern acoustic music at the crossroads of Roots and Bluegrass, with guest King Ibu.
They will also perform 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Center for Spiritual Living, 575 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces, Cost: $15. Information: (575) 523-4847.
ALSO THIS WEEK
‘A Christmas Fair’ — The Junior League of El Paso’s 43rd annual holiday shopping fair is Friday through Sunday, Nov. 4-6, at the El Paso Convention Center. This year’s theme is “Feliz Navidad Y’All.” Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The fair brings together about 200 merchants from across the country as well as arts, crafts, live entertainment, music. Tickets: $10 ($9 seniors, military, children 6-12; free for children under six). Two-day pass is $15. Information: 584-3511 or jlep.org.
Story time with Santa is noon and 2:30 p.m.; photos with Santa offered throughout the weekend.
A “Cha Cha Cha Fiesta with Santa” children’s party is 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. Tickets (include access to Christmas Fair): $25 in advance (for one child and one parent); $15 each additional child. Tickets at the door: $30.
A “Boots and Bling” preview party is 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3. Guests enjoy merchants before anyone else, with entertainment by the Dirty River Boys. Tickets: $40.
La Parada — The monthly grassroots event celebrating local culture and lifestyles is 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at 501 Bar and Bistro in the San Carlos Building, 501 Texas. Cover: $5. Information: 351-6023 or on Facebook at laparadaep.
This month is an all-female event with music by Papaya Riot, The Genders, A. Billi Free, Rosa Sparxx, Soularae, Lunarsequence and DJ Lou, with art by VOODOO and Leslie Grey.
La Union Maze — The 12-acre cornfield maze runs through Nov. 6 (weather permitting) for its 16th season at 1101 Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., next to Zin Valle Winery. Information: 1-888-383-6293 or launionmaze.com.
Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays.
Cost: $12 ($10 military; $7 seniors 65-75); $5 for ages 2-5 ($5 military) Free for age one and younger, and seniors 76 and older Group rates available for groups of 20 or more. Open weekdays for scheduled field trips and private parties.
Sunday, Nov. 6: 3rd annual Bring Your Dog to the Maze Day and 2nd annual Pumpkin Smash
El Paso’s Corn Maze — The 10-acre maze and pumpkin patch is open for its 3rd season noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Nov. 6 at 1100 Old Hueco Tanks Road (south of I-10 at Exit 35). Admission: $10.95; $8.95 age 3-11; free for ages 2 and younger. Group rates available. Information: 915-213-4FUN (4386) or elpasocornmaze.com.
EPCC Literary Fiesta — El Paso Community College’s 8th annual celebration of readers, writers and books is 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the EPCC Administrative Center, Building A, 9050 Viscount. Free workshops open to the public, a fair with books and food available for purchase. Admission is free. Information: 831-4039 or literaryfiesta.wordpress.com.
• A Children’s Corner is 2 to 5:45 p.m.
• Interactive sessions on “Free Speech Through the Arts” featuring Roberto Santos and Richie Marrufo of Barbed Wire and “Teen Fiction for All Ages with “Patricia B. Tighe are 3 to 4:15 p.m.
• Writing workshops with Christine Granados, Literary Legacy Award Winner and Ray Ramos, Graphic Novelist are 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.
• Awards Dinner honoring Christine Granados is 6 p.m.
Model railroad open house — The Railroad Model and Historical Association of El Paso will sponsor its 67th annual open house 1 to 5 p.m. each Sunday in November at 6335 Vaughn Court (between Delta and Alameda, just west of Ascarate), with 1,700 square feet of tracks in three permanent layouts. Admission is free. Information: 500-9347 or on Facebook at ModelRailroadersofElPaso.
Aviation Hall of Fame — The 33rd El Paso Aviation Association’s Hall of Fame banquet is 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. Keynote Speaker is Keith S. (Casey) Jones, Capt. USN, Retired. Jones was a longtime naval aviator and former commander of the Blue Angels. Cost: $30. Public is invited, but advance reservations required. Information: 539-3312 or on Facebook at El Paso Aviation Association.
The El Paso Aviation Hall of Fame annually honors individuals and groups who have made outstanding contributions to aviation in the El Paso and Las Cruces area. This year’s inductees include Claude (Mike) Quigley, Calvin (Skip) Trammell II, and Carl Wright (posthumously).
‘Christian Mercy In Times Of Persecution’ — We Are Nazarenes El Paso host the religious freedom and Christian persecution conference with Bishop Yousif Habash and Sister Guadalupe at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $10-$14 (Ticketmaster). Information: WeAreNElPaso.org.
San Elizario Veterans Day Celebration — San Elizario Genealogy and Historical Society hosts its 20th annual patriotic celebration beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, with a parade from San Elizario Cemetery on Thompson Road to Veterans Memorial Plaza in front of historic San Elceario Church, with school bands, school clubs and organizations, JROTC, military vehicles and active duty soldiers, vintage car clubs, motorcycle clubs, veteran groups and organizations, floats, and more. Grand Marshal is Patricia Cruz. Information: 383-8529, email@example.com or sanelizariogenealogy.com.
A Veterans Celebration begins at 10:30 a.m. with presentation of the colors by Pledge of Allegiance, POW-MIA table ceremony, lighting of the candles ceremony, presentation of VIPs, patriotic music, and the honoring five veterans for their service. This year’s honorees are veterans, Robert E. Lopez, Jonathan E. Mendez, Roberto Ramirez, Jesus Rey Jr. and Marcos G. Sanchez, all having roots/ties to San Eli, will be honored for their military service.
Veterans’ Day Car Show — The 20th annual car show is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Veterans Center, 992 S. Broadway, Truth or Consequences, N.M. Antique and classic vehicles will be on display along with a swap meet and concessions. On-site entry fee for participants $30 on site. Spectator admission is free. Information: (575) 894-4222, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Judging starts at 11:30 a.m.; door prizes start at 1 p.m. and awards at 2 p.m. Trophy Plaques and Dash Plaques will be awarded for People’s Choice and Judge’s Picks.
“Scoop the Loop” event is 5 p.m. at the new Healing Waters Plaza, 301 Foch, behind the Spaceport Visitor Center.
Veterans Day Dance — “Legacy of Valor” and American GI Forum-Paso del Norte’s 6th annual dance “Honoring All Who Served” is 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at Crystal Palace Ballroom, 1550 Hawkins, with music by Little Mike and the Blues Kings. Admission: $15; includes beer, set-ups and soft drinks. Tables for 8 to 10 available. BYOB (no beer or wine) and snacks welcome. Information: 255-8877 or email@example.com.
Proceeds provide employment, education, benefits, and business start-up assistance to veterans, active duty military service members and their families.
Bazaars and fairs
Fall Festival — Ignite Movement Church, 440 S Yarbrough, hosts its fall family festival beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, with games, a photo booth, jumping balloons, family activities, raffles, prizes, desserts and food. Information: 500-6013 or ignitemovement.org.
Bulldog Bazaar — Brown Middle School’s PTO hosts a bazaar with crafts, food and other vendors 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the school, 7820 Helen of Troy. Food trucks available 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is free. Information: 740-4080 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested vendors may contact Sylvia Bonscher, 549-0658, or Belinda Torres, 203-0880.
Fort Bliss Holiday Bazaar — The NCO Wives’ Club will host the annual bazaar Nov. 5-6 at the Trading Post on Fort Bliss, Bldg. 1717 Marshall (at Hahn). The bazaar features more than 100 vendors from throughout the Southwest offering arts, crafts. Various military units will sell food. Door prizes also offered. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds benefit various charitable projects. Admission: $1; free ages 17 and younger. Information: 590-7202.
Ysleta del Sur Indian Market — Ysleta del Sur Pueblo hosts the 5th annual outdoor market 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 5-6, at Tigua Indian Cultural Center, 305 Yaya Lane, with Native American artists, YDSP social dances, Indian bread, Pueblo tacos, arts and crafts, free children’s activities, and storytelling. Special guest performance to be announced. Information: 859-7700.
Sportscard and Toy Collectible Show — The trading card and toy show is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at Marriot Hotel, 1600 Airway, hosted by J & M Sportscards. Features Marvel and DC, Spawn, Hot Wheels, Funko, sports and non sports cards and memorabilia, autographs and more. Admission is free. Information: 856-7777.
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.
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. 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.
For a good cause
Child Guidance Center’s Dinner and Roast — Keitha Adams, UTEP women’s basketball head coach, hall of famer, motivator, role model and teacher, will be honored at the El Paso Child Guidance Center’s 15th Annual fundraising dinner and roast at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3,at the El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place. Roasters are Sue Adams, Jareica Hughes, Ali Orrantia and Pat Flores. Master of Ceremonies is Steve Kaplowitz. Cash bar opens at 5:30 p.m. All proceeds will go directly to the Center. RSVP by Oct. 17. Tickets: $125 ($1,250 table for ten); available online at epcgc.org.
Since 1953, the Center has had a long standing tradition of providing outpatient mental health services for children and families, including psychiatric evaluations and individual, family and group therapy.
Howl at the Moon — The benefit for the Humane Society of El Paso is 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at 150 Sunset, 150 E. Sunset in the Upper Valley, with dinner, live music and live and silent auctions. Master of Ceremonies is KLAQ’s Buzz Adams. Tickets: $75 ($750 table for ten). Information: 532-6971 or humanesocietyelpaso.org.
YLM Gala — Ysleta Lutheran Mission Human Care hosts its gala dinner 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at El Paso Club, 201 E. Main (18th Floor), with hors d’oeuvre at 6 p.m., gourmet dinner with wine pairings, music silent auction and more at 7 p.m. Cocktail attire. Tickets: $125; available online at ylm.org. Information: 858-2588.
El Paso Toy Run — El Paso Motorcycle Coalition’s 34th annual toy run parade is 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, beginning at International Truck Driving School, 141 Quinella in Sunland Park and ending at Cohen Stadium in Northeast El Paso for toy drop-off. Registration is at 11 a.m.; parade leaves at 11:15 a.m. to Cohen Stadium. All proceeds benefit the underprivileged children of El Paso County and its surrounding area. Entry: $10 plus a new toy donation ($5 or more value). Children under 10 admitted free with a new toy donation of $5 value or more. Information: 494-4881, 740-9991, email@example.com or on Facebook.
The ride departs the school and proceeds on Doniphan to Talbot and up and over Transmountain to Cohen Stadium where they will drop off their toys and enjoy food, door prizes, music by local bands and more. Non-riders welcome at drop-off event.
‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the drama “Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl,” Oct. 28-Nov. 20. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $11 ($9 seniors; $8 students and military). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
Anne Frank was a Jewish girl born in Germany and raised in Holland who hid from the Nazi occupation for two years during the war, but was eventually captured and died in a concentration camp. Her famous diary, which documented her two years in hiding, was turned into a Tony-winning play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, and later adapted by Wendy Kesselman.
‘in-between’ — The UTEP Department of Theater & Dance presents an evening-length dance piece drawn from interviews, stories and conversations about immigration Nov. 1-6, at UTEP’s Studio Theatre. Choreographed by S. Paola Lopez and Daralyn Scurlock. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $14 ($11 UTEP faculty/staff, seniors, military groups of 10 or more, UTEP alumni with valid card, and non-UTEP students; $9 UTEP students. Information: 747-5118, theatredance.utep.edu or on Facebook.
Immigrating experiences vary greatly, but many agree immigrants are always in-between: countries, cultures, languages. In a collage of movement, sound and video, “in-between” reflects the cast’s personal and shared stories about immigration and presents them in a creative response to disrupt and recreate the current dialogue on the topic.
UTEP Volleyball —Memorial Gym. Ticket information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com.
• 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3: UTRGV
• 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4: Florida International
• Noon, Sunday, Nov. 6: Florida Atlantic
UTEP Women’s Basketball – The Lady Miners hosts the St. Mary’s (Texas) Rattlers at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the Don Haskins Center. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners host an exhibition game against the Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Don Haskins Center. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
UTEP Football — The Miners host the Houston Baptist Huskies at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at Sun Bowl Stadium. Tickets: $12-$150. Information: 544-5234 or utepathletics.com. Houston Baptist, a member of the Southland (FCS) Conference, has only been playing college football since 2013.
El Paso Rhinos - El Paso's Junior League ice hockey team hosts the Ontario Avalanche at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4-6, . at Sierra Providence Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets; $20 glass seats; $15 center line; $10 bluelines; $5 general admission. Free admission to active military with ID. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com.
El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s new Major Arena Soccer League team’s first home game is 7:35 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 vs. Dallas Sidekicks at the El Paso County Coliseum. Season passes range from $50 to $350 VIP; available at the Coliseum. Individual tickets available at
elpasocountycoliseum and Ticketmaster. Information: 229-1416, elpasocoyotes.com
SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO
‘Elf The Musical’ — The family musical is 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 1-2, at the Spencer Theatre for Performing Arts, Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Embrace one’s inner elf with this hilarious odyssey of self-discovery. Tickets: $39-$79. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
Alamogordo Antique and Collectible Show — The 29th annual event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5-6, at the Alamogordo (N.M.) Civic Center, 800 First Street (at Florida). Includes furniture, jewelry, pottery, vintage clothes, dolls and more. Admission is free. Information: (575) 437-6304.
All Souls Urban Trail Races — The 10K, 5K trail races and 1-mile fun run begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, in Historic Downtown Silver City, N.M. Entry fee is $25 for the 5K and 10K ($5 for high school and younger); fun run is free. Proceeds benefit Grand County food security program. Information, registration: (575) 574-2902 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Online at raceroster.com (All Souls Trail Race).
Quesadilla Run — In inaugural 5K and 10K run and 1 mile family fun run benefiting NgageNM is 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at La Llorona Park, 3440 W. Picacho, in Las Cruces. Refreshments, quesadillas, and food vendors at finish line. Proceeds will be used by Ngage NM to support community efforts to improve educational outcomes for youth in Dona Ana County. Registration; $25 through Oct. 29; $35 after. Information: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Packet pick up is 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at NgageNM, 3880 Foothills Rd. Ste. A, in Las Cruces, at 7 a.m. on race day at the race site.
Portraits of America — Grant County Community Concert Association presents the celebration of music featuring George Bugatti at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at WNMU Fine Arts Auditorium.
Tickets: $20 ($5 students 17 and younger). Information: (575) 538-5862 or gcconcerts.org.
Sing to Save Lives — The Grand Ole Opry-style concert is 6:30 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at the Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, to benefit March of Dimes. Performers are Tiffany Christopher, James Cordova, Ehran Kraul, Steve Macintyre and Natalie McMillan. Tickets are $35 ($40 at the door), includes light buffet and glass of wine. Information: (575) 630-0536.
Tournament Of Bands — The annual showcase of area high school marching bands begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at NMSU’s Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces. Preliminaries end at 5:30 p.m.; finals are 8 to 10 p.m. Tickets: $15 ($7 age 10 and younger (Ticketmaster).
LCSO with Mark Kosower — Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra presents the guest cellist Nov. 5-6 at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall, performing the music of Elgar and Beethoven. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $35-$45. Information: (575) 646-3709 or lascrucessymphony.com.
Maestro Lonnie Klein hosts Lonnie’s Spotlight Luncheons Thursday, Nov. 3, at Paisano Café in Mesilla. Call for details.
Dueling Chili Cookoffs — Two rival chili cookoffs compete simultaneously on the first weekend of November for the talents and taste buds of chili lovers from around the country in the remote beauty of the Big Bend.
• The 50th annual Original Terlingua International (Frank X. Tolbert-Wick Fowler Memorial) Chili Cookoff is Nov. 3-5, at Arturo White’s Terlingua Store on Highway 170.
Opening event is the 3rd annual Cowboy Camp Croquet Challenge at 9 a.m. Thursday, with Verde Chili competition in the afternoon and dance concert at 7 p.m. Events continue Friday with chili, salsa, chicken, black-eyed peas and beans competitions, Margarita Mix-Off and evening dance concert. Saturday includes an art show, authors’ tent, chili championship and evening dance.
Ticket information: (817) 251-1287, abowlofred.com or on Facebook at OTICCC.
• Terlingua International Chili Championship — The 50th annual CASI-sanctioned championship cookoff is Nov. 4-5 at Rancho CASI de los Chisos in Terlingua. Friday competitions: Beans, Traditional Salsa, Non-Traditional Salsa, and Hot Buffalo Wings. Saturday is the championship cookoff (participants must have qualified in earlier CASI cookoffs). Music and dances each night. Public may dry camp all week for $40 per person or $20 per day.
Preliminary events include a Sotol Pod Cookoff Sunday, Oct. 30, and the cooking for CASI Chili cook-off Tuesday, Nov. 1.
Information: 713-248-0681, casichili.net or on Facebook at CASI Chili Appreciation Society International.
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