El Paso Scene Weekly for April 6-12, 2015
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 11-12, for Eastside, Northeast and Mission Valley studios, and April 18-19, for Westside, Upper Valley and Downtown 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.
• Kathryn Johnson, 3147 Wheeling, with guest artist Julie Caffee-Cruz; 565-2245, firstname.lastname@example.org or juliecaffeecruz.com.
San Elizario Art District artists
1445-1501 Main Street:
• Alberto Escamilla; 1445 Main, Suites B1-2; 851-0742 or albertoescamilla.com.
• Debra DeSantis DeSantis Art Gallery & Studio, 1445 Main, Suite B5; debradesantisart.com.
• Bert Saldana, 1501 Main; email@example.com or bertsaldana.com.
MUSIC AND DANCE
Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909 Online tickets at trickyfalls.com.
• The War on Drugs — The indie rock band performs Wednesday, April 8, with Hop Along. Tickets: $18 in advance; $20 day of show.
• Bad Religion — The LA punk band performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 9, with special guest Off! Hits include “21st Century (Digital Boy),” “Punk Rock Song,” “True North,” and more. All ages show. Tickets: $25 in advance; $30 at the door.
• The Pandemonium Tour — The heavy metal tour is Friday, April 10, with Calavera Conspiracy, Death Angel, Corrosion or Conformity Blind and Lody Kong. Tickets: $26.
• Nothing More — The alt metal band performs Sunday, April 12, with Islander and To Whom it May. Tickets: $12.
Symphonic Winds — Ron Hufstader leads the Symphonic Winds in a night of classic band literature at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, UTEP. Tickets are $5 ($3 seniors, military, non-UTEP students) and free ages 6 and younger, UTEP students, faculty and staff). Information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/music.
Piano Recitals — The El Paso Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate presents piano and chamber music students in grades K-12 in recitals starting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 12, at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Various music styles performed. Admission is free. Information: 231-9581.
‘Ultimate Elvis Tribute’ — Bud Sanders performs the Elvis Presley dinner show Saturday, April 11, at Inni Heart Eatery (formerly La Tierra Café), 1731 Montana. Call for time and ticket information: 533-8890 or on Facebook.
ALSO THIS WEEK
March Madness symphony fundraiser — The 17th annual fundraiser benefiting the El Paso Symphony Orchestra’s education and outreach programs is Monday, April 6, at the El Paso Country Club, featuring the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship finals on several wide-screen televisions. Games begin about 7 p.m., pre-game activities and dinner at 6 p.m. Live and silent auctions and raffles will be held before the game and during halftime. Individual tickets; $110; sponsorship opportunities available. Information, reservations: 532-3776 or epso.org.
The annual March Madness Golf Tournament is earlier Monday. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., lunch at 11 a.m. and 18 holes of golf at 1 p.m.
Capoeira Quinto Sol Batizado — The annual batizado, ceremonies and celebrations for the Capoeira Quinto Sol students are Thursday through Saturday, April 9-11 in El Paso, Las Cruces and Juarez. Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form that includes self-defense and acrobatic movements as well as songs and percussion music. A batizado is an annual ceremony and celebration where new capoeira students receive their first cord and other students move up to the next cord level. Spectator admission is free; donations welcome. Information: 252-8258 or capoeiraquintosol.com.
• April 9: 7 to 10 p.m. Sol Studio, 4106 Montana in El Paso
• April 10: 6:30 to 9 p.m. NMSU Activity Center, 1600 Stewart in Las Cruces
• April 11: Juarez, venue and time to be determined.
Massing of the Colors — Veterans, school and civic organizations will participate in the 35th annual event 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at St. Raphael Church, 2301 Zanzibar, sponsored by the El Paso Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars. All Civic, Veteran, Patriotic, Girl and Boy Scout organizations are invited to participate. Participants urged to arrive by 1:30 p.m. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Information: 755-4038 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Massing of the Colors is a non-sectarian ceremony, dating back to 1922, that recognizes the sacrifices of all Americans, military and civilian, in both war and peace.
Purrs ‘N Boots — Project Save a Kitten’s spring event benefiting the cat adoption program is 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at Alameda House, 526 S. Alameda in Las Cruces, with a country and western dinner dance featuring a chip and salsa bar cowboy dinner, music by the Neal McCowan Band and door prizes. Tickets: $50 ($90 coupled; $350 for a table of 8), cash or check only; available in advance at Better Life Pet Foods, 365 Avenida de Mesilla and 315 Telshor; Hubbard’s Music N’ More, 108 Wyatt; American Classifieds, 151 S. Solano; Horse’N Hound, 991 W. Amador; LuLu’s, 1800 Avenida de Mesilla or Andele’s. 1950 Calle Del Norte. Information: (575) 680-7749 or email@example.com.
The fundraiser supports Project Save a Kitten by the Coalition for Pets & People; ACTion Programs for Animals Furrever Homes; and Cat’s Meow non-profit groups who rescue kittens and cats from the shelter to place them in homes.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 12th annual market now runs Saturdays year-round at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Well behaved pets on leash welcome. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.
Certified horticulturist Estela Flores will give a free lecture on Transplanting to Garden at 11 a.m. April 4.
A Dino Hike and brunch is 9 to 11:30 a.m. April 11. Hike the 2-and-a-half mile dinosaur trails at Mt. Cristo Rey with Dinosaur Tracker and Geologist Eric Kappus. Cost: $7.50 per person (brunch not included); strenuous hike not intended for children under the age of 5. Parents must accompany children under 18 years of age. Reservations required as limited space available.
A Psychic Fair is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 18, with a variety of readings from different psychics, palm readers, tarot card readers, henna artists and more. Reading prices vary.
Pet adoptions and goodies for dogs every last Saturday of the month.
Downtown Artist and Farmers Market — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s market is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in the Union Plaza District along Anthony Street. Information: 212-1780 or elpasoartsandculture.org.
An Earth Day Poetry Slam featuring Nancy Green and Barbed Wire Open Series is April 11, with a walking “nature poetry” workshop.
La Viña Farmer’s 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. Sunday, April 12, 19 and 26, with art, food and wine. The market continues through the summer months. Admission is free. Information: 490-3491.
Items include fresh eggs, canned farm fresh vegetables, beef jerky and handmade artwork and clothes.
Agave Rosa Gallery — 905 Noble (next to the International Museum of Art). Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The gallery features paintings, sculpture, jewelry and photography by area emerging artists. Information: 533-8011 or agaverosagallery.com.
Showing April 4-25: “Momentos de Expresion,” group exhibit with Julieta Chacon, Camis Villagran and Victoria Lozano. Opening reception is 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 11.
‘Fascinating Eye on The Border’ — Impact|Programs of Excellence hosts a multi-media presentation of the photography by El Paso-born, Juarez-raised Monica Lozano and a film by Mexico’s Viviana Garcia Besne at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 12, in the Philanthropy Theatre of the Plaza Annex, as part of El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box series. Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-4020 or epcf.org.
Lozano’s work is inspired by stories of courage from those who live in border towns around the world. Her short film, “Perdida,” featured at the New York Documentary Festival and El Paso’s Classic Film Festival, is the fascinating story of Besne’s and Lozano’s great-grandfathers, the Calderon family, of pioneer theater owners and cinema producers in Mexico.
‘The Dixie Swim Club’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2511 Montana, presents the comedy/drama by Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten and Jessie Jones April 3-25. Directed by Darci Georges. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $7-$10. Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. The play focuses on four of those weekends over the course of 33 years.
‘The Actual Dance’ — Temple Mount Sinai, 4408 N. Stanton, presents a community theater production of the drama by Samuel A. Simon at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9. The play chronicles a love story of a graceful and inspiring journey through the uncharted waters of illness, where the resilience and power of the human heart ultimately persevere. Proceeds benefit the temple’s projects and programs. Tickets: $36 ($20 military and students); available at 532-5959 or online at templemountsinai.com.
When first noticing his wife at the age of 16, Sam could not predict the profound connection they would share. In their 33rd year of marriage, that love was tested…and the ringing in Sam’s ear was not as one would expect, in fact it was an orchestra, playing the music of his life — The Actual Dance.
‘Twelfth Night’ — El Paso Community College Theater closes its 2014-2015 season with the William Shakespeare comedy directed by Matthew Robert Smith April 10-19, at Transmountain Forum Theater, 9570 Gateway North. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 ($10 non-EPCC student/military with ID, $7 EPCC students, faculty, staff, seniors with ID). Available at the door, cash or check only. Information: 831-3205 or epcc.edu/theater.
Twins Viola and Sebastian are separated in a shipwreck. Countess Olivia falls in love with Viola (disguised as a boy) and Sebastian, in turn, falls in love with Olivia.
‘I Never Saw a Butterfly’ — Kids-N-Co., 1301 Texas, remembers names and poetry from the Holocaust with the play based on a true story through April 19. Directed by Lluvia Almanza. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. No performances April 3-5. Tickets: $7 ($5 students, seniors, military). Information 351-1455 or on Facebook.
The play follows Raja Englanderova’s experience as a young girl living in the Jewish ghetto of Terezin during the Holocaust. Teacher Irena Synkova is a small beacon of hope for all of the children trapped in Terezin. She encourages them to creatively express their feelings through drawings and poems.
El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA baseball team hosts home games at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Opening game week is April 9-16 against the Tacoma Raiders. Opening week game times are 7:05 p.m. Thursday (April 9) through Saturday, 1:10 p.m. Sunday, 6:35 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (April 16), and 11:05 am. Tuesday. 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.
University Medical Center has limited amount of pre-sale tickets for the April 12 game benefiting the foundation for $10, $12 and $14. Call 521-7229, ex. 2989.
Susan G. Komen Foundation has a limited amount of pre-sale benefit tickets to games on April 21, May 11, June 1, July 8 and Aug. 12. Cost: $13. Information: 533-4433.
Fireworks Spectacular Game is April 11.
GECU Bark at the Park when guests can bring their friendly dogs on leash is April 12.
2015 USBC Open Championships — El Paso will host the national sports event through July 12, at El Paso Convention Center, One Civic Center Plaza, hosted by the U.S. Bowling Congress. Participation open to all USBC members. Last day of team competition is July 11. Information: bowl.com/openchamp/
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. everyday. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.
Live racing season runs through April. Post time is 12:15 p.m. Fridays through Mondays.
‘Jailbreak’ mud run — Jeep and Shock Top host bring the Largest Running Series in Texas to El Paso with the 5K mud run Saturday, April 11, at Ascarate Park. The race through muddy, wet, crazy obstacles is followed by a Texas sized party with beer, bands and BBQ. Time slots start every half hour, 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $55 through March 31; $65 until event day. Open to ages 14 and older. Information: TS_Fieldhouse@yahoo.com or runthejailbreak.com.
United We Run 5K — Ross Middle and Hughey Elementary PTAs host the 5K run and 1 mile run/walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 11, at Hughey Elementary School, 6201 Hughey Circle. Food and refreshment at the finish line for all runners. Cost: $25; $20 students 18 and younger though April 9; $30 ($25 students) April 10-11; $5 discount for teams of 10 or more. Information: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Packet pick up is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 10, at Hughey Multipurpose Center; 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the start line.
Southern New Mexico
‘Broadway: Then and Now’ — No Strings Theatre presents the musical revue featuring music from 69 Broadway musicals, directed by Diane Thomas April 3-12, the Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, Las Cruces. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 12. Tickets: $12; $10 students and seniors 65 and older. Reservations, information: (575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.
Annual American Indian Week — ASNMSU hosts the Native American heritage celebration Monday through Saturday, April 6-11, on the NMSU Campus, Las Cruces, presented by NMSU’s American Indian Program. Events usually include the annual Miss Native NMSU Pageant, arts and craft fairs, opening ceremony, demonstrations, dinners and more. Information: (575) 646-4207 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nashville Chicks with Hits — Dona Ana Arts Council presents three of Nashville’s top female songwriters at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 10, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Tickets: $23.50 balcony; $34 main floor. Ticket prices increase by $5 day of show. “Student rush” tickets available 15 minutes prior to each show for $10; must show valid student ID. Information: (575) 523-6403 or RioGrandeTheatre.com.
Sherrie Austin, Kylie Sackley and Alissa Moreno will be on stage with their guitars singing the hits they wrote and recorded, and telling the stories behind the songs.
The trio also performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the Spencer Theater for Performing Arts in Alto, N.M. Tickets: $39-$49. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
‘Into The Woods’ — Alamogordo Music Theatre’s presents Stephen Sondheim’s fractured fairy tale April 10-12, and April 16-17, at Flickinger Center, 1110 N. New York in Alamogordo, N.M. Directed by Jeremy Patton. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10. Information: (575)430-9162 or alamogordomusictheatre.org.
This lively irreverent fantasy teaches a moving lesson about community, responsibility storytelling, with an ambivalent Cinderella, both-thirsty Little Red Riding Hood, Prince Charming with a roving eye and more.
Southwest New Mexico Dutch Oven Cook-Off — The 13th annual cook-off begins at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at Glenwood Community Park on CatWalk Road in Glenwood, N.M. (one hour north of Silver City). Tasting begins at 2 p.m. at the park pavilion with awards at 2:30 p.m.
Also featured are musicians, craft vendors and awards for winning cooks. Bucky Allred of Glenwood’s Blue Front Café will sell barbecue sandwiches (beginning at 11 a.m.). Glenwood Senior Center will sell breakfast burritos, cinnamon rolls, tea and lemonade. Proceeds benefit park upkeep and future cook-off events. Taster plates for spectators are $7:50; tickets sell out, early purchase and arrival recommended. Information: (575) 539-2373 or tourglenwoodnm.com.
Cooking categories are “Fancy Fixer,” “Camp Cookie,” and “Tenderfoot” along with Single Pot or Three Pot dishes. Cook’s registration begins at 8 a.m.
LCSO with Zuill Bailey & Soovin Kim — Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, directed by Lonnie Klein, presents guest artist Bailey (cello) and Kim (violin) as part of its Classics series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 11-12, at NMSU’s Atkinson Music Recital Hall. The evening featured the music of Mozart and Brahms. Tickets: $35, $40 and $45.Information: (575) 646-3709 or lascrucessymphony.com.
‘Written in the Stars’ – Santa Fe Opera presents a light opera for the whole family at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 12, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 Downtown Mall, Las Cruces. Admission is free. Information: (575) 523-6403 or RioGrandeTheatre.com.
The dramatic journey incorporates a number of well-known musical works to explore operatic elements. When Melody, a composer with writer’s block, meets Webster, who has a self-proclaimed gift for language. Webster becomes, at various times, her muse, foil and lover as they debate the question of what is more important in opera – the words or the music.