El Paso Scene Weekly for Nov. 16-22, 2015

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Las Artistas — Las Artistas 45th annual Art and Craft Show is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21-22, Epic Railyard Event Center, 2201 E Mills, with ceramics, fiber art, jewelry, mixed media, paintings, wood pieces, and other art of over 90 juried artists from El Paso and throughout the country. Admission: $6; free for age 18 an younger. Free valet parking. Information: 319-4541 or lasartistas.org.
  The show also features emerging artists, students from the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP) Metals and Ceramics program, and a juried exhibition of children’s artwork. It will feature craft demonstrations, a children’s activities tent, and gourmet food from Food Truck Circus.


Parade of Choirs — El Paso Independent School District presents the 56th annual choir concerts at 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Nov. 17-19 at Bowie High School Fine Arts Theatre, 801 S. San Marcial. The concerts offer a variety of music performed by EPISD elementary, middle and high school students. Different school choirs perform each night. Admission is free; seating is limited as each choir remains to listen and observe while others perform. Information: 760-8518.

Alice Wallace — The Los Angeles country and Americana singer, songwriter performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at 5 Points Bistro, 3019 Montana. Admission is free. Information: 269-8968.

El Paso Symphony Orchestra — The Symphony, under the direction of maestro Bohuslav Rattay, performs Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20-21, in the Plaza Theatre, featuring Richard Biaggini, violin. Tickets: $16-$42. Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
  The program includes Osvaldo Mendoza Overture to Victory (world premiere); Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 in C minor, op. 78; and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.
  Opening notes are presented at 6:30 p.m. each night by resident conductor Andy Moran in the Philanthropy Theatre next to the Plaza.

‘Manger to Cross’ Concert — Young El Paso Singers Elite Ensemble, directed by Dr. Cindy Jay, with Ruben Gutierrez on piano, present a program of choral pieces and meditations tracing the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at Western Hills United Methodist Church, 524 Thunderbird, with music of advent and Christmas. Music and prayer will then focus on his crucifixion and resurrection. Sponsored by the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department and the Texas Commission on the Arts. Admission is free; donations accepted to benefit Sobremesa Food Truck that serves the Segundo Barrio, the Opportunity Center, UTEP students, stranded travelers and more. Information: 227-6002 or youngelpasosingers.org.

Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso.. Information: 351-9909 Online tickets at trickyfalls.com and ticketfly.com.
• Plain White T’s — The alt rockers behind hits like “1234,” “Hey There Delilah,” “The Giving Tree” and more, perform Friday, Nov. 20, with Matt McAndrew and Beta Play. Tickets: $21.
• Gaby Moreno — The Guatemalan singer-songwriter and guitarist performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, with Irene Diaz, Christina Gurrola and Julio Ortiz. Tickets: $15.

Rodney Carrington — Multi-talented comedian, actor, singer, and Texas native Rodney Carrington brings his “Here Comes the Truth” tour to El Paso at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. The country singer-songwriter has recorded eight major label comedy albums, which have sold more than two million copies. Tickets: $31 to $176. For mature audiences only.
  According to Pollstar, Carrington has been one of the top ten highest grossing touring comedians for the last ten years and among the top 4 or 5 the last several years. He starred in his own TV sitcom “Rodney,” on ABC, and co-wrote and co-starred with Toby Keith in the feature film “Beer for My Horses” which won the Tex Ritter Award from the ACM.

Cuarteto Sime in concert — Unity El Paso, 1420 Alabama, presents a night of classical guitar music 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, featuring performers Alvaro Najera, Hiram Acosta, Edgar Camargo and Angel Trujillo. Admission: $10. Information: 566-5544.

EPSYOs Fall Concert — The El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras, directed by Andres Moran, opens its season with hits fall concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $13 ($8 seniors, military and students). Information 525-8978 or epsyos.org.

Holiday Revels — UTEP department’s annual gala holiday show is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, in UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Pre-concert entertainment begins at 1 p.m. Tickets: $10 (age 11 and younger free). Information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/music.


Calvary Chapel Craft Fair — Calvary Chapel of El Paso, 1771 Zaragoza, hosts a craft fair 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. Vendor spaces are $20. Information: 855-4565.

Holiday Open House Bazaar — Patou Velvet’s annual bazaar and gift sale is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at 518 Randolph in Sunset Heights, with unique gifts for the holidays: handmade greeting cards, new and vintage costume jewelry and accessories, arts and crafts, vintage collectibles, homemade cookies and more. Admission is free. Information: 329-5421 or Shopuniquemarket.com

Las Artistas — Las Artistas 45th annual Art and Craft Show is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21-22, Epic Railyard Event Center, 2201 E Mills, with ceramics, fiber art, jewelry, mixed media, paintings, wood pieces, and other art of over 90 juried artists from El Paso and throughout the country. Admission: $6; free for age 18 an younger. Free valet parking. Information: 319-4541 or lasartistas.org.
  The show also features emerging artists, students from the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP) Metals and Ceramics program, and a juried exhibition of children’s artwork. It will feature craft demonstrations, a children’s activities tent, and gourmet food from Food Truck Circus.

Provost Gun Show — The El Maida Provost Guard gun, small antique and Southwest art show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21-22, at the El Maida Shrine Temple, 6331 Alabama. Includes new, used and antique firearms and accessories, knives, coins, Southwest jewelry, military surplus and collectibles. Food concessions available. Admission: $5 ($4 active duty military; under 12 free). Age 18 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Information: 241-1761.

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. Information: 212-1780 or elpasoartsandculture.org.

Tabla Pop Up Mercado — The mercado is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first and third Saturday of each month (during the Downtown Farmer’s Market), at 115 S Durango, Suite D, with art, music, fashion, baked goods, pet goodies, soaps, skincare, handmade objects, food and more. Admission is free. Information on Facebook at tablapopupmercado.

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. Summer hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase on patio 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.

La Viña Sunday 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. every Sunday in November, with art, crafts, food trucks, wine and live music on the patio by David Valenzuela. Dog friendly. Admission is free. Information: (575) 502-4074 or lavinawinery.com.


Child Guidance Center’s Dinner and Roast — Paul L. Foster, founder of Western Refining and local philanthropist, will be honored at the El Paso Child Guidance Center’s 14th Annual fundraising dinner and roast at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17,at the El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place. All proceeds will go directly to the Center. Tickets: $125 ($1,250 table for ten). Ticket reservation and information: 562-1999, ext. 8.
  Since 1953, the Center has had a long standing tradition of providing outpatient mental health services for children and families, including psychiatric evaluations and individual, family and group therapy.

Chamber of Commerce Gala — The 116th annual Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce gala featuring the Spazmatics at 6:30 p.m. to midnight Friday, Nov. 20, at El Paso Convention Center. Tickets: $100. Dress is cocktail attire. Table sponsorships available. Information/RSVP by Nov. 13: 534-0530. Online registration at elpaso.org.

Homeless for a Night — Franklin High School Student Council hosts the charity event benefiting a local homeless shelter 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at the Franklin High School football field. Sleep out on the field, with guest speaker, dinner, live entertainment, giveaways, a movie and more. Be prepared for cold weather. Everyone is welcome, including families, teams, and organizations. First 100 people will receive a t-shirt, and awards for largest teams, biggest donation and more. Admission: $15 or three donation items. Preregister online at goo.gl/WU3hjP or in person at Franklin High School. Information: 236-2200.


‘Picasso at the Lapin Agile’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the Steve Martin about an imaginary meeting of Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso Nov. 20- Dec. 12. Directed by Mario Rodriguez-Alvarado. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 ($8 seniors; $7 students and military). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
  The play puts Einstein and Picasso in a Paris in 1904, when both men were on the verge of unveiling their greatest works. This was the first full-length play by Martin, best known as a stand-up comedian and actor.


El Paso Golf Hall of Fame Dinner
— The annual gala dinner is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Coronado Country Club, 1044 Broadmoor. Ticket information and purchases: Rita Aguilar Lacey, 781-2739.
  This year’s inductees are PGA Championship winner Rich Beem, PGA professional Manny Martinez, Jr. and veteran golf coach Kim Smith.

UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home games are in the Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $5 (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17: Northern Arizona
• 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22: Hampton

UTEP Football
—The Miners (4-6, 2-4 Conference USA) host Louisiana Tech (7-3, 5-1 C-USA) at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Sun Bowl Stadium. This is the last home game of the season and will celebrate the team’s seniors playing their last home game. UTEP will have to win its next two contests, which includes the season finale at North Texas on Nov. 28, to gain bowl eligibility. Tickets: $12-$35. Information: 747-5234, 544-8444 or utepathletics.com.

UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners host two Corpus Christi Coastal Classic games this weekend  at the Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $8-$50 (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21: Texas State
• 7:05 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22: Alcorn State


Festival of the Cranes — The 28th annual event is Tuesday through Sunday, Nov. 17-22, at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge near Socorro, N.M. Events also are at the Macey Center on the New Mexico Tech Campus and other area locations. Information/schedule: (575) 835-2077 or friendsofthebosque.org/crane.

Grace Kelly — The musician, entertainer, songwriter and arranger performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Tickets: $10-$30. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
  Kelly became the youngest ever musician voted to the DownBeat Magazine's Critics Poll at age 16. Kelly has collaborated and recorded with many acclaimed musicians in various genres of music, produced and released recordings of her own. Among her many honors, Kelly was named one of Glamour Magazines Top 10 College Woman in 2011.

Las Cruces Potters’ Guild show — The group’s 35th annual holiday art show and sale is 2 to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20-21, at the Homebuilders Association Event Hall, 2825 N. Main (behind Citizens Bank). in Las Cruces. Local artists will sell art and gift items. Admission is free. Information: (575) 639-6786 or pottersguildlc.com.

Frankenstein’ — American Southwest Theatre Company presents the R.N Sandberg’s adaptation of the classic horror Nov. 20-Dec. 6, at NMSU’s Center for the Arts. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $5-$17. Information: (575) 646-4515 or nmsutheatre.com.
  Set in the icy polar regions where scientist Victor Frankenstein has chased the creature he brought to life, this highly theatrical and emotional version traces Frankenstein’s path to the final confrontation with his intelligent, articulate, sensitive, and powerful creature.

‘On Golden Pond’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents the Ernest Thompson play, directed by Larry Chandler, Nov. 20-Dec. 6, at Black Box Theatre in Las Cruces. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sunday; and 7 p.m. Thursday Dec. 3. Tickets: $12 ($10 students and seniors 65 and older; $8 all seats Thursday). Reservations: (575) 523-1223.
  Presented to great critical and popular acclaim first off then on Broadway, this touching, funny and warmly perceptive study of a spirited and lovable elderly couple facing their twilight years introduced a significant playwright to theatre.

Las Cruces Turkey Trot — The Soroptimist of Las Cruces’ 10K and 5K run is 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, along Calle de Guadalupe, benefiting Child Crisis Center of Southern New Mexico. Start and finish line is at the Mesilla Plaza. Cost: $25; $35 late registration after Nov. 14. Information: silcnm.org. Online registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pick up is 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at Mesilla Town Hall, and 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day.
  New this year is a 1-mile Tot Trot at 8 a.m.; guardian must accompany child during race. Cost: $10.

HomeGrown — The 2nd 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. 21-22, at the NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. Information: (575) 522-4100 or nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.
  Food items offered for sampling and purchasing include salsas, pies, cookies, sauces, honey, fresh produce, jerky, candy, cheese, tortillas, wine and more. There will also be crafts, cooking demonstrations, and book signings. Cost: $5 per vehicle for first 100 vehicles each day; includes free burlap shopping bag.

’Toys For Kids’ Parade — The Las Cruces Motorcyclists’ 35th annual toy drive parade begins at noon Sunday, Nov. 22, at the Mesilla Valley Mall and ending at the Las Cruces Convention Center at the corner of University and El Paseo. Toys will be given to children in the Tresco Tots Program. Registration is 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Mesilla Valley Mall.
  Bike show, live music, door prizes, grand prize drawing, raffles, a silent auction, vendors and more follow at Convention Center. Fee: $10, plus $7 or more new toy donation (fee includes meal and two beverages). Information, registration: (575) 527-7552, (575) 523-1061, (575) 527-4930 or toysforkids-lc.org.
  Non-participants may donate toys at Tresco Tots, 2325 E. Nevada through Nov. 22.

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