El Paso Scene Weekly for Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2017

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Foreigner — The classic rock legends perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the Plaza Theatre. With ten multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million. Tickets: $39.75 to $95 (Ticketmaster).
  Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Hot Blooded,” “Cold As Ice,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You” and the worldwide #1 hit “I Want To Know What Love Is,” Foreigner continues to rock the charts almost 40 years into the game.

Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Jared and the Mill — The Arizona indie rock band performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31. Tickets: $10-$13.
• InVogue Unplugged Tour — James Thomas Woodruff performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, with In Her Own Words, Woven In Hiatus and Hazing. Tickets: $10-$12.
• The Bright Light Social Hour — The Austin psychedelic rock band performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Austra — The electronic music project performs at 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, with the Range. Tickets: $17-$20.

Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909 Online tickets at trickyfalls.com, holdmyticket.com or ticketfly.com.
• Rebelution — The reggae rock band performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, with Passafire. Tickets: $22.50-$25.
• Reel Big Fish and Anti-Flag— The ska and punk bands celebrate their 20-year anniversaries 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, “Ballyhoo! and Pkew Pkew Pkew. Tickets: $22.50 to $25.
• Khalid — The El Paso-born musician’s “The Location Tour” is 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. Tickets: $13.

Carnage presents: Rare El Paso — Carnage, GTA, Boombox Cartel, Skellish and Breaux perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at El Paso County Coliseum, with special guest Lil Yachty. Tickets: $20, $30 and $40 (Ticketmaster).

Faculty Artist Recital — Melissa Colgin Abeln, flute, Hope Cowan, harp, and Stephen Nordstrom, viola perform at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, UTEP. The program features the music of French composers Debussy, Saint-Saens, and Ibert, along with the South American spice of Astor Piazzolla. Tickets: $5 ($3 students/military; free for UTEP faculty, students and staff).Information: 747-5606 or music.utep.edu.


Young People’s Concerts — The El Paso Symphony Orchestra presents its 77th season of free programs for area fifth-graders at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Feb. 1-3, at the Plaza Theatre. The program is presented in collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s Link Up Program. The public is invited on a space-available basis; call for availability. Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
   More than 15,000 fifth-grade students from the El Paso area are treated to the free concerts each year.

Bourbon and Whiskey Festival
— More than 60 brands will be available for sampling  3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. Admission is free. Sample tickets: $20 (ten samples).  Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.

Sportscard and Toy Collectible Show — The trading card and toy show is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, at Marriott Hotel, 1600 Airway, hosted by J & M Sportscards. Features Hot Wheels, McFarlane sports figures, Marvel Super Heroes figures and more. Admission is free. Information: 856-7777.

Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market — More than 230 permanent vendors in arts, crafts, produce, baked goods and other food items are offered at the market 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays along a 7-block area of Main Street, Downtown. Information: (575) 541-2288 or lascrucesfarmersmarket.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.


Playwright Octavio Solis — UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance hosts two events featuring the award-winning playwright and El Paso native Feb. 2-3 in the Fox Fine Arts Studio Theatre (first floor). Admission is free; seating is limited. Information: 747-6213.
• 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2: UTEP Assistant Professor of Theatre  Kim McKean will lead a discussion with Solis on “Life in the Theatre,” including El Paso’s influence on his work, and the ‘magic’ in his plays.
• 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3: A staged reading of Solis’ play ”Lydia,” which UTEP will produce in March, followed by a question-and-answer session with Solis. Adult content.

‘The Women’
— El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the comedy by Clare Boothe Luce Feb. 3-26. 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.
   A group of women struggle to play their respective roles in an artificial society that consists of vain show, comedy, tragedy, hope and disappointment.

‘Alice in Wonderland’ — Kids-N-Co. presents an original adaptation written and directed by John Robledo, based on the book by Lewis Carroll Feb. 3-12, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $7 ($5 children, students, senior citizens, military), available at the door. Information: 274-8797 or on Facebook at El Paso Kids-n-Co.

‘Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey’ — Impact|Programs of Excellence presents Lightwire Theater’s cosmic adventure for all ages about celebrating differences at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Lee Ross Capshaw Fine Arts Center in Coronado High School, 100 Champions Place. The hour-long show combines dance, puppetry and traditional theatre, using electro-luminescent wires to create 3D sculptures. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for under age 16; 20 percent for groups of 10 or more. Information: 545-5068 or impactprogramsofexcellence.org.
  What Marvin the Mouse wants most is to be popular, but the “cool rats” think he is a geek and call him a loser. To escape from their bullying, Marvin retreats into his science books and a world of fantasy where he is the hero.
  Dona Ana Arts Council will present “Moon Mouse” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in Las Cruces. Tickets: $7-$26; available at riograndetheatre.com.

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ — Sun City Musical Theatre, 3733 Shell Suite C, presents the comic musical by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman Feb. 3-5. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $20 ($15 children under 12). Information: suncitymusicaltheatre.com or on Facebook.
   This “horror comedy rock musical” is about a hapless floral shop worker Seymour Krelborn who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh.
   The theater is north of Montana between Hawkins and McRae.

— UTEP Dinner Theatre in the UTEP Student Union presents the Tony-winning musical Feb. 1-5 and 8-12. Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Sunday dinner show is 1:30 p.m. Jan. 29; non-dinner matinees are Sunday 2:30 p.m. Feb. 5 and 12. Tickets:  $31.50 to $41.50 Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday discount dinner performances; $34.50 to $46.50 (Friday and Saturday dinner performances), and $17.50 to $27.50 no-dinner matinee performances. Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.
   Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Club, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd—and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through these dangerous times? This show features some of the most memorable songs in theater history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.”


UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners’ home games are at the Don Haskins Center. Games are 7 p.m., unless otherwise listed. Tickets: $8-$50. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• Thursday, Feb. 2: UAB
• Saturday, Feb. 4: Middle Tennessee

Miners Hockey Club — The final home games of the regular season are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3-4 against University of New Mexico, El Paso Events Center, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $10-$20. Information: 491-7879 or info@mindershockey.com.

Loretto Academy Nun Run
— The 5K competitive run, 5K walk and 1-mile family fun walk are 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Loretto Academy, 1300 Hardaway. Entry fee is $25 through Jan. 20, $30 after. Information: 566-8400 or raceadventuresunlimited.com.
   Proceeds benefits the Sisters of Loretto in Pakistan.

El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s new Major Arena Soccer League team hosts Baja Atletico at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $5-$30. Information: 229-1416, elpasocoyotes.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General admission and parking are free. Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. everyday. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.
   To get there, take the Sunland Park exit from I-10, go south (left turn coming from Downtown) and follow the signs.
   Live racing runs every Tuesday and Wednesday, and Friday through Sunday through April 18. Post time is 12:45 p.m., with nine races each day.

Southern New Mexico

‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, presents the Tony-winning Edward Albee play, through Feb. 5. Directed by Patrick Payne. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $12 ($11 student, senior, military, $9 children under 6; $10 per person for groups of 10 or more; $5 student rush tickets offered 15 before show time. Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.

‘Out of Sterno’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents the Deborah Zoe Laufer play Jan. 27-Feb. 12, at Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. Directed by Ceil Herman. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sundays Feb. 5 and 12; and at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.
   A dotty heroine named Dotty tells us the story of her life in a play combining qualities of a fairy tale and tall tale with those of a wacky comic strip adventure.

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