El Paso Scene Weekly for Feb. 2-8, 2015
MUSIC AND DANCE
Young People’s Concerts — The El Paso Symphony Orchestra presents “The Orchestra Moves,” the 75th season of free programs for area fifth-graders at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 3-5, at the Plaza Theatre, led by Andy Moran. 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.
More than 12,000 fifth-grade students from the El Paso area are treated to the free concerts each year.
‘La Parada’ — The indoor/outdoor monthly music series is 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the San Carlos Building, 501 Texas. Admission: $5, ages 18 and older welcome. Information: facebook/laparadaep.com.
La Parada is an ongoing music, art and social party held the first Friday of the month.
‘Dreamscapes’ — UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Dreamscapes: A Multi Media Dance Event” Feb. 6-15, in the Fox Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre. Inspiration for this new production is taken from the work of visual artists such as Rene Magritte, Salvador Dali, Remedios Varo as well as writings from William Shakespeare and Edgar Allen Poe. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $13 ($11 seniors, military, group, UTEP alumni and non-UTEP students; $9 UTEP students; ages 4-12): 747-5118 or theatredance.utep.edu.
The combination of original contemporary choreography by UTEP Dance faculty with design by UTEP’s Technical Theatre program, the office of Academic Technologies, and university-based visual artists and musicians will create a unique blend of artistic collaboration around the theme of our innermost existence, the Dreamscape.
Brian Roman — Showtime! El Paso closes its season with the pop vocalist at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Roman delivers compelling musical stylings of classic tunes Tickets: $30 ($10 students) information: 544-2022 or showtimeelpaso.com.
Roman was a salesman with a “9-to-5” job selling insurance and real estate. One day he did something that most of us would never consider: he followed his dream. Six short years later his undeniable talent has taken his performances worldwide. His debut recording, “Dream,” was released in 2013. Roman’s repertoire features a lineup of pop vocalist classics, including “My Way,” Sweet Caroline,” and “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown.”
Molotov — The Mexican rockers perform at 8:30 p.m. Saturday Feb. 7, at Socorro Entertainment Center, 11200 Santos Sanchez. Admission is free ($10 17 and younger). Information: 860-7777 or speakingrockentertainment.com.
Bass Drum of Death — Saturday, Feb. 7, at Lowbrow Palace, 111 E. Robinson. Tickets: $10. Information: 356-0966.
ALSO THIS WEEK
War Eagles Air Museum — 8012 Airport Road, Doña Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission: $5; $4 senior citizens and military; free for children under 12. Information: (575) 589-2000 or war-eagles-air-museum.com.
Ford Tri-Motor Airplane Rides are offered 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 5-7. Ride in a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor, the original airliner, hosted by the War Eagles Air Museum and EAA chapter 555. There will be experimental and vintage aircraft on display as well as the Ford Mustang club. Cost for ride: $70 ($50 age 17 and younger) in advance. Information: flytheford.org.
Having a Heart Community Fair — The annual health and information fair is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Carolina Community Center, 563 N. Carolina, with 50 booths from a variety of health, mental health, educational and social agencies that will offer information and services, along with professional health screenings. Information: 755-7999, ext. 112.
First 100 participants receive a free food bag.
Valentine Arts and Crafts Fair — Fitness Central, 1706 Montana, hosts its fair 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7. Admission is free. Vendor tables available for $20. Information: 920-0626 or on Facebook at fitcentral.
Fire truck pull rematch — The truck pull benefiting Special Olympics Texas-Area 19 athletes is 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Fire Fighters Academy, 6800 Delta (at Ascarate Park). Teams must consist of 10 members, one must be a female and the truck will be pulled 75 feet. Cost: $25 per individual; $250 teams of 10. Information: 533-8229 or sotx.org.
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. Winter hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This “producers only” market features quality farmers, backyard gardeners and artisans. Well behaved pets on leash welcome. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.
• The market will host a canned food drive every Saturday in February, benefiting El Pasoans Fighting Hunger.
• A Psychic Fair is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 7.
Downtown Artist and Farmers Market — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s market for area artists is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in the Union Plaza District along Anthony Street. Space for about 53 artists available each month. Information: 212-1780 or elpasoartsandculture.org.
The market now includes a Farmers’ Market with regionally grown agricultural products.
La Semilla Food Center and local chefs and restaurants will host free healthy cooking demonstrations at 10:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m. each Saturday.
Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is next to Sun Bowl Stadium (off Dawson Drive). Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Information: 747-6151, rubincenter.utep.edu or on Facebook at RubinCenter.
Showing Feb. 5-April 25:
• “Citizen Culture: Artists and Architects Shape Policy” in the Rubin and L galleries, featuring works by Ala Plastica, Tania Bruguera, Suzanne Lacy, Michael Maltzan, The Medellin Diagram, Antanas Mockus with Futuro Moncada, Laurie Jo Reynolds and Tamms Year Ten.
• CUADRO Project Archives in the Project Space. CUADRO was a temporary artistic laboratory in downtown El Paso that served as a short-term catalyst for developing independent artist-led projects and engaging new and diverse publics. The exhibition showcases photos, videos, documents and ephemera from the three-month-long project.
Opening reception for all exhibits is 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5.
‘Cuerpos Vibrantes’ — Consulate General of Mexico presents the traveling exhibit featuring works by Marcela Lobo at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana. The 22-piece exhibit of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs that was first unveiled in Los Angeles, by the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto. In her work ranging from paintings to assembly, Lobo uses materials such as boxes, dolls, twine and mannequins to create an intimate relationship with the viewers, aimed to awaken their “collector soul.” Admission is free. Information: 544-6489 or consulmex.sre.gob.mx/elpaso/.
Sunland Art Gallery — 5034-D Doniphan, in Placita Santa Fe. The co-op gallery features original paintings and photographs, jewelry, prints and gift items by more than 20 local artists. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Information: Cil Abeyta, 584-3117 or 474-0053.
Showing in February and March is “Miniature Mania,” featuring miniatures or small works of art by various artists. Judge is well known artist and educator Lupe Casillas Lowenberg. Opening reception is 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7.
Amado Peña Gallery – Renowned artist Amado M. Peña Jr.’s gallery is at 12790 Alarcon Road in San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Information: 851-8400 or sanelizariopenagallery.com.
Showing Feb. 1-28: “Visions of the Southwest,” works by Bert Saldaña. Artist reception is 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7.
‘Carrie’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, 2nd floor Union Building on the UTEP campus, presents the musical based Stephen King’s horror classic Jan. 30-Feb. 15. Carrie features a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic film), music by Academy Award-winner Michael Gore, and lyrics by Academy Award-winner Dean Pitchford. Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Sunday dinner show is 1:30 p.m. Feb. 1; non-dinner shows are Sunday 2:30 p.m. Feb. 8 and 15. Tickets: $31.50-$46.50 dinner shows; $17.50-$27.50 non-dinner matinees. Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.
Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she’s an outcast who’s bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she’s at the mercy of her loving, but cruelly overprotective mother. But Carrie’s just discovered she’s got a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it.
The show’s original authors have newly reworked and fully re-imagined the vision of this gripping tale. With its exciting and melodic score, new blood courses through this contemporary musical with its haunting story of teen angst, religious fervor, and the complicated relationship between a mother and daughter.
‘The Little Prince’ — Kids-N-Co., 1301 Texas, presents the Antoine de Saint-Exupery classic story adapted by local playwright Johann Perry through Feb. 15. Directed by Stella Maria. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. No performances Feb. 6-8. Tickets: $7 ($5 students, seniors, military). Information 351-1455 or on Facebook.
Journey through space and time with The Little Prince who is on a quest to find a sheep to save his Rose. When other planets yield no results, The Prince ends up on Earth.
‘Waldo The Amazing Hypnotist’ — Zemwerk Productions presents the premiere of a new full-length play by reclusive playwright Winona Vollace Feb. 6-8, in the Philanthropy Theatre of the Plaza Annex, as part of El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box series. Directed by Stella Maria Perry, direct from New York City. Showtime is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-4020 or epcf.org.
The play explores the pressures of the American value system in a non-idyllic world. An unsuspecting group of people get more than they bargained for when they attend a vaudevillian hypnotist show, for the mysterious Waldo has his own secret agenda.
The eight-month Jewel Box series is designed to showcase homegrown talent includes music, multi-media and plays various performing arts groups. It closes May 3, with a reading of “Time and Chance,” a new play by Tony Award-winning Las Cruces playwright Mark Medoff.
UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home games are in the Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $5 (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• Thursday, Feb. 5: Florida Atlantic, 7 p.m.
• Saturday, Feb. 7: FIU, 2 p.m.
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.
Boxing Smoker — Fort Bliss MWR-Sports will host the annual Border Rumble Boxing Smoker featuring active duty military, male and female, at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at Stout Gym on Cassidy Road. Bouts begin with lower weight classes and continue through heavyweight. Interested individuals with five or less amateur fights may participate; no entry fee. Spectator admission is free. Information: 744-5785.
El Paso Rhinos - El Paso’s Junior League ice hockey team plays home games at the Sierra Providence Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Regular game time is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets; $20 glass seats; $15 center line; $10 bluelines; $5 general admission. information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com. Feb. 6-8: Tulsa Oilers
Loretto Academy Nun Run — The Senior Class of 2015’s Service Learning Project 5K competitive run and 1 mile fun walk benefiting nuns in Pakistan is Saturday, Feb. 7, at Loretto Academy, 1300 Hardaway. Cost: $20 through Jan. 31; $25 Feb. 1 and after. Information: 566-8400 or raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Pre-event registration and packet pickup is 12:30 to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6 at the Loretto Academy High School Foyer, second floor.
Race day registration is 7 to 8:30 a.m. in the Loretto Gym.
‘Bike Back to Basics’ workshop — The free mountain bike workshop led by Ranger Paul Hanson is 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park, covering basic information mountain bikers need to know. Participants should bring their bike and tools, if they have them. Information: 562-9899.
Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park is managed by Texas Parks & Wildlife and is also part of Franklin Mountains State Park. To get there: Take Alabama to McKinley and turn toward the mountain.
Tuff Hedeman West Texas Shootout — Four-time World Champion Bull Rider and El Paso native Tuff Hedeman presents the 10th annual World Championship bull riding event at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 Paisano. This event sells out every year. Riders slated for this year include bull-riding phenom Sage Kimzey. Tickets: $15-$75 (Ticketmaster). Information: 1-800-745-3000 or CBRbull.com.
The El Paso show is part of the CBR “Road to Cheyenne Tour” and all points earned during the three rounds of competition go towards the final World Champion standings and will determine the next World Champion.
Southern New Mexico
‘Every Other Tuesday’ — Doña Ana Arts Council hosts a variety of musical performances 6:30 p.m. every other Tuesday at the historic Rio Grande Theatre, 211 Downtown Mall, Las Cruces. Admission is free. Information: (575) 523-6403 or riograndetheatre.com. Feb. 3: La Union Matilda. Fronted by a native Chilean, the band features a multi-cultural mix of musicians playing mostly traditional cumbia with non-traditional instruments.
Howling Coyote Coffeehouse — The open mic event is 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, celebrating “For the Love of Art Month” and their 10th anniversary at Center for Spiritual Living, 575 N. Main, on Las Cruces Downtown Main Street. Signup begins at 6:30 p.m. The community event is on the First Fridays of the month. Free admission to participants and audience. Information: Bob Burns, (575) 525-9333 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mardi Gras in the Clouds — The Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce will bring a little New Orleans to the mountain community Feb. 6-8 with its 14th annual Mardi Gras celebration, “Mardi Gras Masquerade.” The family celebration includes a Masquerade Ball, live entertainment, costume and mask contest, float and second line hanky parade, silent auction, vendors, umbrella parade, cajun cooking contest, square dance and zumba demos, kids’ games and more. Information: (575) 682-2733 or coolcloudcroft.coom.
Chocolate Fantasia – Mimbres Region Arts Council’s 26th annual celebration of arts and sweet delicacies is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, in historic downtown Silver City. This year’s theme is “Lights, Camera, Chocolate.” Tickets sell out every year. Tickets: $20 for 20 individual pieces of chocolate. Information: (575) 538-2505 or mimbresarts.org.
Chocolate Fantasia Headquarters are located at Family Karate Center, 416. N. Bullard.
‘Impossible Marriage’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents the perky new comedy by Beth Henley, Jan. 30-Feb. 15, at the Black Box Theatre in Las Cruces. Directed by Dale Pawley. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $12 ($10 students and seniors over 65; $8 all seats Thursday). Reservations: (575) 523-1223.
Impossible Marriage is one of many Southern-flavored plays by Henley (“Crimes of the Heart”) that reflect her Mississippi upbringing. The play deals with an impending, ill-fated wedding set at a country estate in Savannah, Georgia. It is a melodramatic black comedy of manners, full of overblown gestures and witty observations.
‘The Odd Couple’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre presents female version of the Neil Simon comedy through Feb. 8. Directed by Larry Chandler. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $9-$12. Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
Florence Unger and Olive Madison give a female edge to Neil Simon’s hilarious comic classic. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the Constanzuela brothers, but the hilarity remains the same.