El Paso Scene Weekly for March 23-29, 2020
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Due to the coronavirus emergency, nearly all major events will be cancelled or postponed. We have marked the cancellations of the events we know about. You should call ahead or check website/social media to make sure of any other events. Keep in mind that it may be wise to avoid any gathering of people until this emergency subsides.
EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
CANCELED: Super Kite Contest — The 20th annual kite flying contest, sponsored by Westside Community Church, is noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Francisco Delgado Park, on Imperial Ridge behind Franklin High School. Prizes for most unusual and longest-time in the air and most beautiful kite. The event includes jumping balloons and face painting, as well as free kites for the first 50 kids attending. Admission is free. Information: 877-8000 or westsidecommunity.org.
POSTPONED: ‘Bon Appetit’ — El Paso Opera presents the deliciously funny opera starring Cherry Duke as Julia Child 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Philanthropy Theatre in the Plaza Theatre Annex. Tickets: $25. Information: 581-5534, email@example.com, epopera.org or on Facebook.
The hour-long, family friendly performance is based on a classic Julia Child television broadcast as she demonstrates how to make a chocolate cake.
The 7:30 show features an optional After Party. Those holding tickets to the After Party are invited to mingle with the performers from the evening’s show and enjoy an added song performance, and an assortment of appetizers, desserts and a signature cocktail. After party tickets: $35; must be purchased in advance through the Opera.
An additional show is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in Las Cruces. Admission: $25.
A showing of the movie “Julie and Julia,” is 11 a.m. Sunday, March 15, at Alamo Drafthouse, 250 E. Montecillo, with and opera talk and brunch. Tickets: $30 per person; available through the El Paso Opera office only.
Rock & Gem Show — SCRAGS (Sierra County Rock and Gem Society) hosts its rock and gem show 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 28-29, at Truth or Consequences Civic Center, 400 W. Fourth Street in Truth or Consequences, with varied rocks and minerals found in Sierra County New Mexico, the surrounding states, and old Mexico. Admission is free. Information: (928) 916-1299
This year’s theme is “Hydrothermal Minerals, with discussions on topics such as “why hot springs exist,” plus free demos, door prizes and area rock hounding excursions.
POSTPONED: The Texas Tenors — Woman’s Club of El Paso presents the group’s “10th Anniversary Tour” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 23, at the Plaza Theatre. Texas Tenors have performed more than 1,300 concerts, released four studio albums, 2 PBS specials, 4 DVDs, multiple singles, and a children’s book, along with three Emmy awards. Tickets: $45-$117 (Ticketmaster).
POSTPONED: Rage Against the Machine — The rock band brings its North American reunion to both El Paso and Las Cruces with shows at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center in El Paso, and Saturday, March 28, at NMSU’s Pan American Center in Las Cruces. Rap duo Run the Jewels will open both shows. Tickets: Information: rageagainstthemachine2020.com.
All proceeds from El Paso and Las Cruces shows donated to immigrant rights organizations. Tickets: $322.07-$551.72 for UTEP show; $295.49-$544.24 for NMSU show.
POSTPONED: ‘The Office! A Musical Parody’ — The unauthorized parody of the hit TV show is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. It’s a typical morning at Scranton’s third largest paper company, until, for no logical reason, a documentary crew begins filming the lives of the employees at Dunder Mifflin. Tickets: $17.50-$65 (Ticketmaster).
POSTPONED: TobyMac — The Christian Grammy-winning rocker headlines the 2020 “Hits Deep Tour” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 27, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with Tauren Wells, Jordan Feliz, We Are Messengers, Ryan Stevenson and Aaron Cole. Presented by Food for the Hungry. Tickets: $19.75-$89.75 (Ticketmaster). Information: awakeningevents.com.
CANCELED: El Paso Wind Symphony — The wind symphony features Concerto Competition Winners 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets: $10; $5 students, military, seniors. Information: elpasowindsymphony.com or on Facebook at El Paso Wind Symphony.
POSTPONED: EPSYO and EPSO ‘Side-by-Side’ Concert — Performers from El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras and El Paso Symphony Orchestra combine forces at the 14th annual Side-by-Side performance directed by James Welsch at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at the Plaza Theatre, with musicians from the El Paso Symphony and El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras, and Tocando. Tickets: $13-$32. Information: 532-3776, 525-8978 or epso.org.
POSTPONED: Prince Royce — The Latin pop superstar returns to El Paso for his “Alter Ego” U.S. Tour 8 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. His “Alter Ego” album is set to release in early 2020, and to date, the singles released from it have more than one billion combined streams across digital platforms. Tickets: $41-$91; VIP packages $150-$950 (Ticketmaster).
Singles include the 6x platinum urban track ”El Clavo.” and its remix featuring Maluma that reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart, along with “Adicto”, ”Cúrame” featuring Manuel Turizo, “Morir Solo,” and his newest single, “Trampa” featuring Zion & Lennox.
Club Here I Love You — 115 S. Durango. Information: 307-7736 or Facebook.
• Audion performs at 9 p.m. Saturday, March 28, in celebration of CHILY’s third anniversary. Tickets: $15-$20.
• AC Slater: Hi8 Album Tour is Sunday, March 29. Tickets: $10.
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• Pathology — 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26. Tickets: $15.
• The Cryptics — 8 p.m. Friday, March 27, with the Hot Bachs, Tire, Viva El Cesar, and Ohmios. Tickets $5, 18 and older.
Also THIS WEEK
POSTPONED: 915 BeerFest — KLAQ and Deadbeach Brewery present the craft beer festival 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday, March 28, at Deadbeach Brewery, 406 Durango, with local bands, on-site games, food trucks, and local art vendors. Family friendly event. Admission is Free. Information: deadbeach.com/events.
NSRA Appreciation Day — The Early Times Street Rod Association hosts the 2nd annual National Street Rod Association Appreciation Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at War Eagles Air Museum, 8012 Airport, in Santa Teresa, featuring all makes and models of cars, family activities and more. Free admission for spectators. Information: (915) 637-6080, 479-2081, 867-7571, earlytimesstreetrodders.com or on Facebook.
Free NSRA Safety inspection offered for vehicles 1979 and earlier.
SUNS Health Fair — Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Students United Para Nuestra Salud (SUNS) hosts its 10th annual health fair 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 28, at Dolphin Terrace Elementary School, 9790 Pickerel, with free services and activities for all ages. Admission is free. Information: elpaso.ttuhsc.edu.
Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk — The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s fundraising 5K walk is 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at Eastwood (Album) Park, 3110 Parkwood. The family-oriented celebration includes various activities, games and food to raise awareness and donations to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Check-in at 9 a.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome and walkers are encouraged to form a team online and raise money for the cause. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org. Register at fightcf.cff.org.
Water Lantern Festival — The premier water lantern festival is 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Ascarate Park 6900 Delta. Tickets: $35 through March 15; $45 March 16-27, and $55 day of event; includes entry into festival area, floating water lantern kit, LED candle, marker and drawstring bag. Information: waterlanternfestival.com/elpaso.
Food trucks, music and activities from 4 to 9, with lantern designing at 6 p.m. and lantern launch 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
All lanterns are biodegradable and will be cleaned up after the event.
Cesar Chavez Day at Lincoln Park — Lincoln Park Conservation Committee hosts the outdoor picnic in celebration of Cesar Chavez Day noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at Lincoln Park, 4001 Durazno, with live music, picnic in the park, “Wheela, Pedal Car and Vicla” show and more. Admission is free. Information: 204-1584 or email@example.com.
Set up time for car show participants is 8 to 11 a.m.; registrations taken day of event.
Bazaars and markets
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 19th annual market is open Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local farmers, meat producers, honey, salsa, jams and jellies, and local artisans. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, firstname.lastname@example.org, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at FarmersMarket.
Game Garden offers bocce ball, horseshoes, cornhole and washer toss.
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.
Upper Valley Artists and Farmers Market — The artist and farmers market is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at The Substation, Sunset & Doniphan. Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market.
Sun City Crit — The USA Crits cycling event is Saturday, March 28, in Downtown El Paso. Crits are bicycle races, involving multiple laps on a short-circuit course. The Sun City Crit course runs along Main, Oregon, Overland and Stanton; starting line is at Mesa and Main. Events run from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. with categories ranging from juniors ages 9 and up, to pro cyclists, with a top prize of $7,500 for both men and women pros. The categories include handcycle and recumbents for Project Hero, and a celebrity relay.
Children age 3 to 10 are invited to participate, with adult permission; must provide their own bike and helmet. Registration: $5 (proceeds benefit El Paso Children’s Hospital).
Registration: bikereg.com/destination-el-paso-criterium. Information: email@example.com or usacrits.com. Online registration closes March 26; onsite registration available. Entry fees range from $20 to $60.
Activities throughout the day include a kids fun zone, food, beer tent, live music and more.
Run for Shoes 5K — epkicks *run for shoes* 5K run and 1 -mile fun run are 8 a.m. Sunday, March 29, at Up and Running Westside, 3233 N. Mesa. epkicks is a non-profit organization that provides new shoes to underprivileged children and youth in El Paso. Registration: $25 ($20 per person for teams of 10 or more); $30 on race day. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Packet pickup is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 28 and 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the race site.
CLOSED THROUGH APRIL 5: Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com. Race days are Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays through April 21, with post time at 1 p.m.
SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO
POSTPONED: ‘Harvey’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall presents the comedy March 21-April 5. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays. Cake and non-alcoholic beverages with the cast and crew follow opening night performance. Tickets: $17 ($14 senior, student and military; $10 groups and children). Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
Elwood P. Dowd is an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey — whom Elwood describes as a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch tall pooka resembling an anthropomorphic rabbit.
POSTPONED: ‘Amazing Women of the West’ — Actress VanAnn Moore portrays three diverse women of the Old West era at 7 p.m. Friday, March 27, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, as part of the Sounds of New Mexico Series. Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2290 or riograndetheatre.org.
Moore portrays Dona Tules (Gertrudes Barcelo), who owned gambling houses in Santa Fe and established close relationships with both Mexican and American leaders; Susan Shelby Magoffin, often billed as the first Anglo woman down the Santa Fe Trail; and Lydia Spencer Lane, the wife of an army officer who served at Fort Fillmore and elsewhere in New Mexico, also produced a memorial of her life and times.
‘Talisman’ — Human Nature Contemporary Ballet presents and evening of dance at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 27-29, at Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. The El Paso company was founded by Rafael Chavez and Jose Barraza. Tickets: $10; available at the door. Information: humannatureballet.com or on Instagram and Facebook at HumanNatureBallet
“Talisman” is a reimagining of the legend of La Llorona, also known as the weeping woman, in a one act contemporary ballet. The untimely loss of Maria & Miguel Angel’s child has driven a wedge in their marriage. Unaware of her surroundings, the grief-stricken mother is adamant in finding a reason for her daughter’s passing and will stop at nothing to reunite her family.
The company also will present an excerpt from its upcoming November production, “The Wall.”
Six Appeal — The a cappella super group brings their upbeat and fun style of song to the stage 7 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York, in Alamogordo. Tickets: $15, $26, $35 Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.