El Paso Scene Weekly for Jan. 14-20, 2019
ELPASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
Tequila & Margarita at the Park — Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M., hosts the evening of tequila sampling and live music 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, with premium tequila brands and frozen margaritas available for sampling. Admission is free; $20 for 10 sample tickets and a souvenir shot glass. Information: 1-800-572-1142, sunland-park.com or on Facebook.
El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Music Festival — El Paso Pro-Musica presents its annual festival at various venues in El Paso and Las Cruces. Tickets to individual performances are $25; $20 seniors, military; $5 youth. Free Bach’s Lunch performances are noon each Thursday at El Paso Museum of Art. Information: 747-8163 or eppm.org.
Ticket packages $170 ($130 senior and military, $30 student) for all shows; $125 ($100 senior and military, $25 student) for El Paso shows; and $40 ($30 senior and military, $10 student) for Las Cruces shows.
This year’s performers include the Vega String Quartet, pianist William Ransom, pianist Yuliya Gorenman (performing Bach’s “Well-Tempered Clavier”) and the rock cello ensemble Break the Reality, which has covered such songs as the theme song from HBO’s hit show “Game of Thrones.”
Zuill Bailey will perform the Dvo?ák Cello Concierto at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18-19 in the annual collaboration with EPSO at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $16-$45; $9 and $11 for students (Ticketmaster).
An Afternoon with Zuill Bailey is 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Fox Fine Art Recital Hall.
Free Bach’s Lunch events are noon Thursdays at El Paso Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza: Jan. 17: “Reflections on a Desert Winter” with pianist Dominic Dousa and violist Steven Nordstrom
EPSO’s ‘The Romantics’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bohuslav Rattay, presents Grammy Award-winning cellist Zuill Bailey, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18-19, in the Plaza Theatre. These concerts mark the 14th annual collaboration between the EPSO and El Paso Pro-Musica, and features two of the great composers of the Romantic period – Johannes Brahms and Antonin Dvo?ák. Tickets: $16-$45; $9 and $11 for students (Ticketmaster). Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
Bailey is also the artistic director of Pro-Musica.
Performances begin with the “Symphony No. 2 in D Major, op. 73” by Brahms which highlights the El Paso Symphony Orchestra. Bailey will join the Orchestra in the second half in Dvo?ák’s “Cello Concerto in B minor, op. 104.” This piece is considered the greatest cello concerto ever written and Dvo?ák’s best work.
Opening notes with Dr. James Welsch are presented at 6:30 p.m. each night in the Philanthropy Theatre next to the Plaza.
Texas Voodoo Stomp EP release party — The El Paso metal band hosts a release party for its EP ”Dust to Dust” at 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Mulligans 3, 1810 George Dieter. The band will perform along with local bands Brother Strange, Rust and one more to be announced. Information: 231-6719.
Speaking Rock Entertainment Center — 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Mariachi music featured 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Information: 860-7777, speakingrock.com or on Facebook. Julio Iglesias Jr. performs his “Timeless Tour” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. Admission is free, age 18 and older admitted.
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana, specializing in metal and hard rock. For all ages event; all those under 21 charged a surcharge. Some tickets available under holdmyticket.com. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• Jake “The Snake” Roberts Dirty Details Tour — 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18. Roberts bring his uncensored night of comedy stories from the road to El Paso. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 day of show; $50 meet and greet (Ticketfly.com).
• Heinous — The Phoenix grindcore band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, with punk band Röntgen. Age 18 and over admitted. Admission: $5.
Lowbrow Palace — 1101 Texas.. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com. El Ten Eleven (L.A. rock duo) performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, with Rob Crow. Tickets: $12.
ALSO thiS WEEK
El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 19-20, at Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway, at Boeing. Admission: $5 for both days (private readings not included with admission). Free admission with active duty military ID. Information: 345-6245 or elpasopsychicfair.com.
The fair features aura photos, handmade New Age crystal and gemstone jewelry, and feng shui products and essential oils, along with readings by a dozen or more professional psychic readers and mediums from across Texas and New Mexico. Readings offered in English and Spanish.
Days of Remembrance Bridal, Quince & Sweet 16 Expo — The 29th annual event is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at El Paso Convention Center, presented by Elegant Penguin Productions. The event is the largest and longest-running of its kind, with more than 120 vendors with wedding gowns, quinceañera and sweet 16 dresses, ballrooms, photographers, tuxedos, florists, jewelers, skincare, eye care, DJs, bakers and more. Samples and giveaways offered. Admission: $5; free for children under 12. Information: 740-4349 or elegantpenguinelpaso.com.
All door proceeds benefit the Child Crisis Center of El Paso.
Crossland Gallery —500 W. Paisano (in the Art Junction of El Paso). Opening reception is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, for “con.FIGURE.ation.five.2019” figure and portrait award show. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. Information: 534-7377, email@example.com, CrosslandArtGallery.com, or on Facebook.
‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ — Kids-N-Co. presents the musical conceived by Rebecca Feldman, with additional material by Jay Reiss, music by William Finn and book by Rachel Sheinkin Jan. 11-27, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison, directed by Anthony Michael Stokes. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $7 ($5 children, students, seniors, military), available at the door. Information: 274-8797 or on Facebook at El Paso Kids-n-Co.
Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, the story is of an eclectic group of six youths vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the ‘tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words.
‘And the Winner Is...’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the David-Matthew Barnes comedy set backstage at the Academy Awards. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18-27. Tickets: $15 ($12 seniors 62+, students, military; $9 12 and younger). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
‘John Wesley Hardin: Outlaw or Champion?’ — Curtis and Lidia Flynn and Patricia Kiddney will assume the role of historical characters in a presentation of first-hand accounts of the notorious John Wesley Hardin, his wife Callie. and his love interest Beulah M’Rose in a presentation at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library’s Roadrunner Room, 200 E. Picacho, Las Cruces. Devoted to a life of gambling and guns, the notorious John Wesley Hardin spent much of his time outside the law. Information: (575) 528-4005 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com. Post time is 12:30 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday. • Saturday, Jan. 19: Dona Ana County
• Sunday, Jan. 20: Albert Dominguez Memorial Handicap
El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s Major Arena Soccer League team hosts the Dallas Sidekicks at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, at El Paso County Coliseum. Individual tickets: $12 general admission; $20 box seating; kids admitted free with purchase of adult ticket. Information: 229-1416, elpasocoyotes.com or on Facebook and Twitter.
UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home games are in the Don Haskins Center. Game times are 7 p.m. Thursday and 1 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $5 general admission. information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• Thursday, Jan. 17: UAB
• Saturday, Jan. 19: Middle Tennessee
El Paso Puzzler — The 12th annual endurance mountain bike race is 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 at Bowen Ranch’s Round House, 2.6 miles north of US 54 on Martin Luther King Jr. (FM 3255). Mountain bike races of 15, 35 and 50 miles offered. Hosted by the Border Mountain Bike Association. Registration: $70 for 15- and, $75 for 35-mile race; $80 for 50-mile race. Deadline is Jan. 17. Information: 433-1752, elpasopuzzler.com or on Facebook at El Paso Puzzler Mountain Bike Race.
Registration at newmexicosportsonline.com.
Packet pickup is 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, and 7 to 7:30 a.m. on race day at the race venue. Registration at Jan. 19 packet pickup for additional $10.