El Paso Scene Weekly for Nov. 12-18, 2018
EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
Las Artistas — Las Artistas 48th annual Art and Craft Show is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17-18, Epic Railyard Event Center, 2201 E Mills, with more than 90 artists and craftspeople, and art students from El Paso and around the country. Cost: $5; free for age 17 and younger. Information: 319-4541 or lasartistas.org.
More than 100 artists and craftspeople, including students from the UTEP Metals and Ceramics program. You will see a wide range of art and fine crafts: paintings, prints, ceramics, glass, jewelry, metal, leather, wood, wearable art and more.
HomeGrown — The 5th annual New Mexico Food Show and Gift Market is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17-18, at the NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. Admission: $5 per vehicle; first 100 vehicles each day receive a free burlap shopping bag. Information: (575) 522-4100 or nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.
Award-winning salsas are featured, as well as wine, pies, cookies, sauces, jams, honey, jerky, pecans, pistachios, gift baskets and more.
EPSO’s ‘The Music of the Night’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bohuslav Rattay, celebrates the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber with guest soprano Katie Travis and tenor Chris Mann at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16-17, in the Plaza Theatre, with music from Webber’s musicals Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita. Also featured is “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Mussorgsky (Ravel). Tickets: $16-$45; $9 and $11 for students (Ticketmaster). Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
Travis recently finished her run of over 700 shows playing Christine Daae in the North American tour of “Phantom of the Opera.” Mann’s performance on NBC’s The Voice, which followed the 2012
Super Bowl, was watched by a record-breaking 37.6 million viewers.
Selections include “Music of the Night” from Phantom of the Opera; “Any Dream Will Do” from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” from Evita; “Memory” and “The Jellicle Ball” from Cats; and “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” from Jesus Christ Superstar.
Opening notes with Dr. James Welsch are 6:30 p.m. each night in the Philanthropy Theatre next to the Plaza.
An free Artful Prelude is noon Thursday, Nov. 15, at El Paso Museum of Art.
WinterFest — El Paso Live with the Hospitals of Providence and Providence Children’s Hospital, hosts ice skating and various winter events beginning Nov. 18-Jan. 6 in Downtown’s Arts Festival Plaza and surrounding areas. This year’s ice rink offers interactive features, along with holiday shopping, seasonal food and drinks, lights, décor and more. Skating is $8 ($7 military; $5 age 5 and younger). Spectator admission is free. Open seven days a week. Season passes; $35, good for one session per day. Tickets online at elpasolive.com. Information: 534-0600 or winterfestep.com.
Kick-off is noon to 11 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, in conjunction with the Celebration of Lights parade and San Jacinto Lighting.
Invogue Records Tour— Pop punk and alternative bands Boys of Fall, In Her Own Words and Ky Rodgers perform at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Rockin’ Cigar Bar, 6404 N. Mesa. Information: 759-4159, rockincigar.com or on Facebook.
UTEP Department of Music — Performances are at 7:30 p.m. at the Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets prices vary. Information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/liberalarts/music/.
• Chris Reyman performs Monday, Nov. 12, as part of the Faculty Recital Series.
• UTEP Wind Symphony performs Thursday, Nov. 15.
Gilbert Gottfried — The comedy legend known for Saturday Night Live, Crank Yankers, Comedy Central Roasts and more performs at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16-17, at El Paso Comic Strip, 1201 Airway. Gottfried puts aside political correctness for his live performance and fires an onslaught of jokes that know no boundaries. Age 17 and older admitted. Tickets: $20 ($25 VIP and Front 50); available at ticketweb.com. Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233) or laff2nite.com.
Lowbrow Palace —1101 Texas. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• 3Oh!3 and Emo Nite — The electronic music groups’ “The Want House Party Tour” is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, with Lil’ Aaron. Tickets: $25.
• Mark Farina — The trailblazing DJ and producer performs at 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. Tickets: $20.
Justin Martin — His “Set It Off Tour” is Saturday, Nov. 17, at Club Here I Love You, 115 S. Durango, with Maci B2B, Joe N and Vinn E. Tickets: $20. Age 21 and older. Tickets at eventbrite.com. Information: 307-7736 or on Facebook.
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook.
• Seven Kingdom and Dire Peril — 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, with local bands to be announced. All ages show. Admission: $5.
• La Sanche — 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, with Satanik Goat Ritual, Infestation of Evil, and Nyctophagia. Tickets: $5 ($6 under 21).
ALSO THIS WEEK
Bubbles & Birthday Cake Happy Hour — El Paso Opera and El Paso Giving Day hosts a birthday celebration for the opera 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at ArtSpace Lofts Gallery, 601 N. Oregon, with some refreshments and a toast to the opera. RSVP by Nov. 13 at 581-5534.
Community Block Party & Wellness Fair — El Paso Coalition for the Homeless hosts the free event for children, youth, adults, families, and veterans experiencing food insecurity and homelessness 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 17, at Memorial Reserve, 3100 Copper, with access to health screenings at no-cost information about local programs and services, food and other giveaways. Information: 843-2170 or epchomeless.org.
German Advents-Bazaar — The annual “Christkindlmarket” arts and crafts festival is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Building 757 on Carter Road in Fort Bliss (former Oktoberfest venue). Admission is free. Information: 201-5939, 201-5942 or betreuunginelpaso.com.
The traditional German Christmas fair features vendors selling handmade products ranging from decorations, handmade greeting cards and quilts to woodcraft products. German bratwurst, smoked fish, German beer and gluehwein, German coffee, cakes, pastries and cookies will also be sold.
All proceeds go towards social projects on both sides of the border through the German Air Force’s charity organization “Aid for the Needy.”
‘Farandula’ — The comedy by Jazz Villa Projects of Havana Cuba is 6 p.m. Saturday (in Spanish), and noon Sunday (in English), Nov. 17-18, at Adobe Horseshoe Theatre, Main, in San Elizario. The “tasty but dangerous” comedy uses the opening of a gallery as a pretext for the confluence of with interestingly conflicted lives. Admission: $46.95 Saturday dinner show; $24.95 non-dinner matinee Sunday. Parking lot is private. Information: 976-7077, AdobeHorseshoe.com or on Facebook.
Celebration of Lights — The annual parade and lighting of San Jacinto Plaza is Sunday, Nov. 18 at to help kick off the El Paso WinterFest Celebration. Information: epwinterfest.com.
The “Scherr Legate Presents Celebration of Lights Parade” begins at 5 p.m. on Texas Street, going through the Segundo Barrio neighborhood, the Paseo de las Luces (El Paso Street). The 1.5-mile route ends back at Texas Street, with more than 60 attractions and walking groups adorned in lights participating.
The traditional lighting of San Jacinto Plaza is at 5:55 p.m. Entertainment at the plaza continues through 11 p.m., with music, vendors, an outdoor ice-skating rink and more.
The Plaza will be filled with more than 400,000 mini-lights adorning 120 trees, along with a 30-foot tower tree filled with holiday decorations. --The lights at San Jacinto Plaza will shine daily from 5:30 p.m. through 1 a.m. through Jan. 6. The parade and plaza lights are organized by the City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department.
Bazaars and fairs
Calvary Chapel Craft Fair — Calvary Chapel of El Paso, 1771 N. Zaragoza, hosts its annual craft and holiday fair 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, with local vendors showcasing homemade crafts, jewelry, baked goods, holiday decorations and more. Admission is free. Vendor tables available for $25. Information: 855-4565.
Viva Los Muertos Festival— El Paso Punk Rock Flea Market hosts the Día de los Muertos style indoor and outdoor festival 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at El Maida Shrine, 6331 Alabama, with altars, food trucks, a mercado, demonstrations and workshops, performances, music and large art installations, Loteria, prizes, face painting, a jumping balloon, and more. Information: 478-9971 or on Facebook at El Paso Punk Rock Flea Market.
Zin Valle Arts & Crafts Fair — Zin Valle Vineyards, Hwy 28 in Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259), hosts it arts and crafts fair noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, featuring handmade items from various artisans. Information: 877-4544 or zinvalle.com.
Vendor booths available (handmade items only) at email@example.com.
Mission Trail Harvest Market — The final market of the season is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at Veteran’s Memorial Plaza, 1500 Main Street in San Elizario, with more several vendors selling arts and crafts, fall harvest goods and food. Live entertainment featured in the park gazebo. Information: 594-8424 or MissionTrailArtMarket.com.
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 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. 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.
Upper Valley Artists and Farmers Market — The artist and farmers market is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, at the Substation on Doniphan at Sunset. Admission is free. Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market.
For a good cause
Beardfest — Chuco Barbas Brotherhood presents the beard competition 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Rockhouse, 9828 Montana, with live music, raffles and trophies for competitors. Proceeds benefit Veterans Transitional Living Center and Opportunity Center for the Homeless. Cost: $5 and/or blanket donation (includes free raffle ticket). Information: 494-2308 or on Facebook at Chuco Barbas Brotherhood.
Stuff the Truck — The Salvation Army hosts a housewares and clothing drive 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17-18, at Barnett Harley Davidson, 8272 Gateway East. Fill the donations truck with gently used housewares and clothing. For every 20 pounds of donations (up to 200 pounds), donors receive a raffle ticket for more than $4,000 in prizes. First 300 donors receive a Thanksgiving turkey; first 250 donors each day receive free food from local eateries. All proceeds will help provide shelter, clothing, and food for El Paso’s homeless families and individuals. Information: 565-6532 or salvationarmytexas.org/elpaso.
UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home games are in the Don Haskins Center. Ticket information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14: Cal State Bakersfield
• 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17: NMSU.
Miners Hockey Club — UTEP’s hockey team hosts East Baptist University Nov. 16-17 at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, 4100 E. Paisano. Games are 11 a.m. Friday and 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $7. Information: 491-7879 or minershockey.com.
‘Football FrenXi’ — The UTEP chapter of Alpha Xi Delta hosts the flag football fundraiser for Autism Speaks 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Crestmont Park, 515 Chermont. Registration: $20. Information: email@example.com.
Strongman/Strongwoman Competition — The 7th Annual Strongman/Woman Competition begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Soto Physical Fitness Center on Fort Bliss. Events include a Log Press, Tire Flip, Truck Pull and Farmer’s Walk. Trophies for the top three finishers and t-shirts for all participants. Registration required by Nov. 9. Cost: $30 ($25 DOD ID cardholders). Information: 744-5201.
Andeavor Sun Bowl College All-America Golf Classic — The 44th annual event is Nov. 18-20 at El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place. The event features America’s top college golfers. Ping putting contest and Long Drive Contest is 9 a.m. to noon Sunday; with rounds beginning at 7 a.m. Monday and Tuesday. Admission for spectators is free. Information: 533-4416, ext. 205, or sunbowl.org.
The classic is one of the premier college golf tournaments in the country, and has featured many future PGA stars such as Davis Love III, Matt Kuchar and Tiger Woods.
Borderland Roller Derby — The Championship bout is 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $10; ($7 with valid military ID; $1 for ages 10 and younger; or $8 each for pack of six) at brownpapertickets.com. Information: borderlandrollerderby.com or on Facebook.
Flying Horse Half Marathon — The half-marathon, 10K and 5K runs hosted by Race El Paso are 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 17, at the “Gateway to Texas,” 100 Richard White in Anthony, Texas for runners of all levels. Proceeds benefit benefits scholarship fund at El Paso Community Foundation for El Paso-area students. Registration (through Nov. 16): $90 half marathon; $60 10K; $45 5K. Military discounts offered. Online registration at raceelpaso.com.
The race crosses into New Mexico and takes runners along a flat, fast, and scenic course.
Southern New Mexico
Festival of the Cranes — The 31st annual event is Tuesday through Sunday, Nov. 13-18, at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in San Antonio, N.M (near Socorro). Events also are at the Macey Center on the New Mexico Tech Campus in Socorro, and other area locations. Information, schedule: (575) 835-2077 or friendsofthebosque.org.
NMSU Jazz Festival — The 50th annual music festival and Jazz Jump Start featured performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 15-16, at NMSU’s Atkinson Music Recital Hall. Tickets: $15 ($5 students). Information: (575) 646-5341 or music.nmsu.edu.
Thursday’s performance features NMSU’s Jazz II and Alumni Band with guest Chris Vadala.
Friday’s performance features NMSU’s, Jazz I with guests Wayne Bergeron and Christian Howes.
The festival invites hundreds of young jazz musicians on campus for two days of concerts and clinics.
Artrageous — The interactive performing art experience combining dance, music and visual art is 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Flickinger Center, 1110 New York Ave. in Alamogordo. The troupe of artists, musicians, singers and dancers pay tribute to a variety of art forms, pop icons and musical genres culminating in a gallery of finished paintings. Tickets: $18, $30 and $40. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
Fleece — The neo-psychedelic project from Canada performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov 18, at Art Obscura Gallery, 3206 Harrelson, in Las Cruces, with Mosaic Mountains and Nicholas Roche. Admission: $3. Information: (575) 494-7256.
‘Inspecting Carol’ — American Southwest Theatre Company presents the wicked satire of ‘A Christmas Carol” by Daniel Sullivan and the Seattle Repertory Co. Nov. 16-Dec. 2 at NMSU’s Center for the Arts in Las Cruces. Directed by Nichole Hamilton. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $17 ($14 seniors; $10 students; $5 high schools students with current I.D.) Tickets: (575) 646-41420 or nmsutheatre.com.
Alpine Artwalk — Alpine, Texas’s 25th annual Gallery Night events honoring dozens of Big Bend artists is Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16-17, at more than two dozen Alpine studio and gallery locations. Most locations open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. both days as well as a silent auction and an “Hecho a Mano” open-air food and art market at Kishmish Plaza. Admission is free. Information: Kiowa Gallery, (432) 837-3067 or artwalkalpine.com.