El Paso Scene Weekly for Sept. 22-28, 2014

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Dzul Dance ‘Mexico Maya’ — In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Lola Productions presents the dance troupe under the direction of Javier Dzul at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26-27, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Dzul Dance fuses dance with aerial arts and contortion as a means to communicate indigenous pre-Hispanic and Mexican culture and create bridges between contemporary art and historical heritage. Tickets: $26 (Ticketmaster).
  Mexico Maya illustrates the unique story of Javier Dzul, the rich history of Mexico and the creation of Dzul Dance. The choreography offers evocative glimpses of a journey of an artist through indigenous Mayan, Mexican and American cultures.


Peter Frampton — The iconic Grammy-winning guitarist performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Plaza Theatre, his first appearance in El Paso since 2007. Tickets: $55, $60, $70 and $85. Available through Ticketmaster: 1-800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.
  Frampton’s fame began nearly 40 years ago as a member of Humble Pie, but within a few years shifted to a solo career. He  won the Grammy this year for “Fingerprints” as Best Pop Instrumental Album.
  Over the past year, in addition to touring, he was inducted in the Musicians Hall of Fame, performed on-stage at the Grammy’s with Ringo Starr and also played a major part in the 50th anniversary celebration of the Beatles’ arrival in the U.S. by performing on CBS’ “The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles.”

Marc Anthony — The Latin superstar and Grammy winner performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at the El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $67-$157 (Ticketmaster).

‘Songs Sacred and Secular’ — The adult students of Dan Wright present their fall recital at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at First Christian Church, 901 Arizona (entrance on Ange). Admission is free. Information: (713) 503-7323.

Trapfest — America’s Premier Trap and Bass Music Tour featuring LOUDPVCK, DJ Sliink, DJ Green, Lantern, LooKas, Vinnie Maniscalco, Riot Ten, Jack Bass and Joey Funk is 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, with an all-ages block party at Cleveland Square Park in Downtown El Paso. Tickets: $10-$35; available at All That Music, J. Luxe Boutique, all Craze Yogurt locations and trapfest.com.

Fernando Varela — Showtime! El Paso opens its season with the modern tenor at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Under the tutelage of master star-maker David Foster, Varela performs Opera to Pop. Ticket information: 544-2022 or showtimeelpaso.com.


Party in the Pink
— Hoy Fox Volkswagen and Susan G. Komen El Paso present the 3rd annual “party for a great cause” 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at EPIC Railyard Event Center, 2201 E. Mills. Proceeds support the uninsured and underinsured men and women in El Paso area who are fighting breast cancer. Ticket information: 533-4433 or komenelpaso.org.

FEMAP Gala — The Friends of FEMAP, a binational organization that seeks to improve the quality of life for the less fortunate in Juarez and El Paso, will host its 9th annual gala, “Carnaval Bralilieno,’ 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at the El Paso Convention Center. Tickets: $150 ($1,750 corporate tables for 10). Information: 544-4151, brodriguez@femap.org or femap.org.

Special Olympics ‘Double Talk’ Extravaganza — Special Olympics Texas Greater El Paso Area-19 hosts its 10th annual gala fundraiser 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at Wyndham El Paso Airport, 2027 Airway, with dinner, live entertainment and silent auction. This year’s featured performer is ventriloquist and El Paso native Ronn Lucas. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Texas athletes in El Paso. Tickets: $60 ($500 tables for 10). Sponsorship opportunities available. Information: 533-8229 or sotx.org/extravaganza.

Fiesta San Elceario — San Elizario’s annual fiesta is 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday, and 8 a.m. to midnight, Sunday, Sept. 26-28, in the Veterans Memorial Placita in front of San Elceario Catholic Church, 1556 San Elizario Road, with food and game booths, carnival rides, folklorico and matachines dancers. Admission is free. Information: 851-2333.
  Procession around the block of the placita is 3 p.m. Sunday.
  The church is one of the oldest churches in El Paso County, dating back to its days as a presidio church under Spanish rule. Proceeds from the fiesta go towards its maintenance and restoration.

Movies in the Canyon — The 6th annual free movie season at the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater concludes with “Toy Story 2” Friday and “Toy Story 3” Saturday, Sept. 26-27. Showtimes are at dusk (about 7:30 p.m.). Concessions available (no food or beverages may be brought in). Information: 534-0665 or moviesinthecanyon.com.

Lecture on Bhutan’s Brokpa Minorities — Pierre Odier, a world traveler, photographer, educator and writer, will present the lecture “Bhutan: Seeking the Brokpa Minorities in East Bhutan” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at UTEP’s Centennial Museum, as part of the universities 100-year celebration. Admission is free and the public is invited. Information: 747-5565.
  Odier has also spent much time documenting life in Bhutan, as captured in his book “Some Last People: Vanishing Tribes of Bhutan, China, Mexico, Mongolia and Siberia.”

EL PASO’S CORN MAZE — The 10-acre maze and pumpkin patch opens it inaugural season Sept. 27-Nov. 2, at 1100 Old Hueco Tanks Road (south of Interstate 10 at Exit 35). Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $10.95 ($8.95 ages 3-11, free for ages 2 and younger). Group rates available. Information: 915-213-4FUN or elpasocornmaze.com.
  The Old-West themed park’s main attraction is the corn maze, but also features Crazy Eddie’s Kiddie Maze, a Pumpkin Patch, interactive games and rides, and food trucks.

Lincoln Park Day — Lincoln Park Conservation Committee’s 10 annual car show and Chicano art exhibit 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at Lincoln Park (Chicano Park), 4001 Durazno, with Latin Pride Car Club’s car show, community, booths, dance and music. Food sold by Cafe Mayapán or public may bring a picnic or grill. Admission is free. Information: 204-1584, or lincolnparkcc@aol.com.
  This year’s event will feature the Flashback Boyz from Indio, Calif. along with Azteca, Folklorico, UTEP and Matachine dance groups. Sun City Roller Girls will have exhibition match.
  Mural Presentation of “Chuco Culture,” the latest mural by Gabriel Gaytán, is 1 p.m.

Lincoln Park Day — Lincoln Park Conservation Committee’s 10 annual car show and Chicano art exhibit 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at Lincoln Park (Chicano Park), 4001 Durazno, with Latin Pride Car Club’s car show, community, booths, dance and music. Food sold by Cafe Mayapán or public may bring a picnic or grill. Admission is free. Information: 204-1584, or lincolnparkcc@aol.com.
  This year’s event will feature the Flashback Boyz from Indio, Calif. along with Azteca, Folklorico, UTEP and Matachine dance groups. Sun City Roller Girls will have exhibition match.
  Mural Presentation of “Chuco Culture,” the latest mural by Gabriel Gaytán, is 1 p.m.

La Union Maze — The 14-acre cornfield maze is open Sept. 20-Nov. 2 for its 14th season at 1101 Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., next to Zin Valle Winery. Information: 1-888-383-6293 or launionmaze.com. This year’s theme celebrates UTEP’s 100th Anniversary.
  Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Open weekdays for scheduled field trips and private parties. Cost: $11 ($9 military); $5 for ages 2-5 ($4 military). Group rates available.
  The Maze offers tractor-pulled wagon rides to the U-pick five acre garden and pedal cars, pig races, huge jumping pillow and target practice. Also on site are a farm animal corral, family slide, mini-maze, tube slides, tent with picnic tables and concessions. Rides to pumpkin patch offered during daylight hours.

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.  Summer hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.

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 Saturdays in the Union Plaza District along Anthony Street. Space for about 53 artists available each month. Information: 541-4942.

Celebration of Our Mountains —
For more than 20 years, the celebration has included hiking, biking, birding, climbing, photographing, geocaching, studying and celebrating the natural wonders of the Borderland. For a full line-up of 2014 events, visit celebrationofourmountains.org.


‘House of Bernarda Alba’ — El Paso Playhouse presents Federico Garcia Lorca’s final play Sept. 5-27. Directed by Alexander Wright. Spanish performances are 8 p.n. Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 ($8 seniors; $7 students, military and per ticket for groups of 10 or more). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
  Upon her second husband’s death, domineering matriarch Bernarda Alba imposes an eight-year mourning period on her household in accordance with her family tradition. She has five daughters between 20 and 39, whom she has controlled inexorably and prohibited from any form of relationship.

‘Water by the Spoonful’ —
El Paso Community College’s Theater Ensemble opens its season with the Pulitzer and Tony winning drama by Quiara Alegria Hundes Sept. 19-28 at the EPCC Transmountain Campus Forum. A Puerto Rican veteran is surrounded by the North Philadelphia demons he tried to escape in the service. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Children 7 and older welcome. Ticket information: 831-3205 or epcc.edu/theater.

‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ — Impact|Programs of Excellence presents Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, Canada’s production of the Eric Carle children’s book at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Coronado High School’s Lee Ross Capshaw Auditorium. Tickets: $7 ($5 age 20 and younger) Information: 545-5068 or impactprogramsofexcellence.com.

¡Viva México! — The 20th annual celebration of Mexican Independence Day directed by Malena Cano is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26-28, at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. The celebration features Cano, Carlos E. Ayub, Ballet Folklorico Internationales and other singers and actors. Admission: $12; advance tickets available at All That Music, Andale Restaurant, Casa Blanca Flowers and CheeZies Pizza. Information: 772-3905, 329-7774, 227-1609 or vivamexicoelpaso.es.tl
  “¡Viva Mexico!” chronicles almost 500 years of the history, personalities and events of Mexico beginning with the Aztecs of the pre-Hispanic era, the arrival of Hernan Cortez, the Spanish Conquistadors, the miracle of Juan Diego, the French occupation, Cinco de Mayo, Emperor Maximilian; Dictator Porfirio Diaz, and the Mexican Revolution of 1910 with Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata.


Wildcat Mile Run/Walk — The 10th annual 1-mile event hosted by St. Clement’s School is 6:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, beginning at Cotton and Yandell and ending at St. Clement’s Gymnasium, Yandell and Campbell. Proceeds benefit  St. Clement’s School Athletics. Cost: $20 by Sept. 24; $25 after. Registration Information: 521-8068, 533-4248 or stclements.org.
  Packet pick up and late registration is noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 24-25, at St. Clement’s Center for Excellence.
Child Obesity Prevention Awareness 5K
— City of El Paso Parks & Recreation Department’ 5K Walk/Run and Health Fair  is 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Marty Robbins Recreation Center, 11620 Vista Del Sol. Run/walk begins at 8 a.m.; health fair 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. Information: 855-4147.

Glory Road Glow Run 5K — The 5K run presented by GECU is 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, beginning and finishing on the UTEP campus. Activities include a pre-party with free face painting and a Glow Zumba warmup. Post-race events include the “Light ‘Em Up” Experience with giveaways and costume and dance awards. Information/registration: glowrun5K.com.
  Registration: $32 ($27 per person for teams of four or more) through May 8: $37 ($32 each for teams of four or more) May 9-July 23; $40 ($35 per person for teams of four or more) July 24-Sept. 25. Military and kids registration: $25.
  Packet pick up and race day registration is $45 ($40 each for teams of four or more).
  Packet pick up is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26 (location to be determined, and 4 to 6 p.m. on race day at UTEP’s Sun Bowl Stadium.
Iron Soldier Sprint Triathlon
—  The 400 meter swim, 15 mile bike and 5K run is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Fort Bliss Aquatics Training Center, 20733 Constitution Avenue. Cost: $10 active duty military; $45 all others for individual events; $65 relay team. Information: (Fort Bliss IMW) 744-5794 or blissmwr.com/intramurals.
  Late registration (additional $10) and packet pick up is 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, and 6 to 7 a.m. on race day at the Aquatics Training Center.

Mexican Winter League Games — El Paso Chihuahuas, in conjunction with Leg Up Entertainment and GECU, present the first-ever Mexican Baseball Fiesta games at 3:05 p.m. Sunday and 6:05 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28-29, at Southwest University Park, featuring two teams from Mexico, Los Naranjeros de Hermosillo and Los Tomateros de Culiacán, members of the Pacific League of Mexico. Ticket prices start at $5; available via the Chihuahuas box offices or online at EPChihuahuas.com.
  The Pacific (Winter) League of Mexico was founded in 1945 and plays from October through February. The Naranjeros won last season’s league championship and went on to win the Caribbean World Series.

Chile Pepper Challenge — The El Paso Bicycle Club’s annual Big Ride is Sunday, Sept. 28, with ride distances of 100, 62, 40, 22 and 10 miles, all beginning and ending at La Viña Winery, 4201 S. NM28 in La Union. Start times are 7:30 a.m. (100 mile), 9 a.m. (62 mile), 9:30 a.m. (40 mile), 10:30 a.m. (25 mile) and 10:45 a.m. (10 mile).  Information: 667-0202 or elpasobicycleclub.com.
  The post-ride Chile Pepper Fiesta is noon to 5 p.m. at La Viña with live music by Azucar and complementary refreshments, as well as some food and wine for sale.
  Entry fees: $35; $40 on race day at La Viña. Entry is free for riders age 17 and younger if accompanied by paying parent. Approved helmets are required for all rides.
  This year’s proceeds benefit El Paso Diabetes Association.
  Package pick-up is 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at Academy Sports (Eastside), 201 S. Americans, and noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Academy Sports (Westside), 801 S. Mesa Hills.
   Online registration (through Sept. 21) at active.com. Route maps and more information at chilepepperchallenge.com.
  Flat tire repair tools (tube/pump) and water bottles are recommended. All rides are fully supported with rest stops, route markings and SAG vehicles. Rest stops offer snacks, water and port-a-potties.

Royal Run for Hope — The 3rd annual K run and 1 mile walk benefiting Pediatric Oncology patients at El Paso Children’s Hospital is 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at The Health Spot, 4717 Hondo Pass. Registration; $20 per event ($15 military and children 12 and younger). Online registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pick up is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Health Spot. Group captain must pick up all packets for group.

Southern New Mexico

Cliff, Gila, Grant County Fair — The fair is Sept. 24-27, at the Cliff Fairgrounds, Cliff, N.M. The fair includes exhibits, a midway, livestock auction and a barbecue. Information: (575) 388-1559.
  Cliff is a half-hour northwest from Silver City on U.S. 180.

Jordan ‘Shrine’ Circus — Las Cruces Shrine Club hosts the Jordan World Circus at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at NMSU’s Pan American Center, lions, and tigers, clowns, motorcycle stunts, aerialists, and the “Globe of Death.” Tickets available at Pan Am Ticket office day of event only. Information: (575) 646-1420.

3 Doors Down — The Grammy-nominated alternative rock band performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26. Hits include “Kryptonite,” “When I’m Gone” and “Here Without You,” along with their recent hit “One Light.” Tickets: $45-$125. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.

‘West Highland Way’— American Southwest Theatre Company opens its season with the Meredith Friedman play, featured in last year’s High Desert Play readings, Sept. 26-Oct. 12, at NMSU’s Center for the Arts. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $17 ($14 seniors/NMSU staff and faculty with ID; $10 NMSU students and students age 3-17 with current school ID).High school students with ID admitted for $5. Information: (575) 646-4515.
  Jane, reeling from a broken engagement, sets forth on a 95-mile walking trail in Scotland with her father. When a chance encounter with a charming Irishman re-opens her heart, she must choose between her old life and an uncertain future.

Whole Enchilada Fiesta — The 34th annual festival is Sept. 26-28, at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 600 E. Hadley in Las Cruces. Opening ceremonies are 5:30 p.m. Friday, with building of the “Whole enchilada” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Admission: $10 at the gate or any Pic Quik store. Information: (575) 526-1938 or enchiladafiesta.com.
  Friday’s evening headliner is Josh Grider with opening act Eli James Band.
  Saturday’s headliner is Malo with opening act Severo y Grupo Fuego
  Sunday’s headliner is Shelly Lares.
  Live musical entertainment is all three days on two stages, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday and 11:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
  The annual Whole Enchilada Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Hadley Complex.
  Huacha Tournament begins at noon Saturday at courts on Hadley Ave., east of Unidad Park. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
  Horseshoe Tournament begins at noon Sunday on the courts on Hadley. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
  Other activities include and enchilada eating contest, classic car show, “Enchilada Land” for kids and a karaoke contest.
  The Whole Enchilada 5K race and 1-mile runs begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Meersheidt Recreation center. Registration information: (575) 526-7824 or enchiladafiesta.com.

Mesilla Valley Corn Maze at Lyles Family Farms — The 16th annual labyrinth and pumpkin patch is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 27-Oct. 26 at 3855 W. Picacho, Las Cruces. The 2104 theme is “The Life Cycle of a Pumpkin.” Open weekdays for school field trips only; no pets allowed except service animals; no outside food and beverage allowed. Several food and beverage concessions available. Admission: $10.95 ($8.5 children under 12; free children under 2) $2 discount for military with ID (not to be used with other discounts). Group rates and scout troop discounts also offered. Information: (575) 526-1919 or mesillavalleymaze.com.
  New this year is the “Hi-Strikers” with returning favorites gem mining, duck racing, face painting, rope making, hayride to the pumpkin path, and more.
  To get there: Take exit 139 off I-10 West (Motel Blvd.), go north one mile and turn left at Picacho (U.S. 70). Go past the Rio Grande one mile to the Maze on the Lyles’ family farm. Information: (575) 526-1919 or mesillavalleymaze.com.

‘Pericles, Prince of Tyre’ — Toad Hall Productions present the Shakespeare comedy, directed by Ken Forestal at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26-27, at NMSU’s Corbett Center Outdoor Forum. Admission is free. Information: (575) 644-1536.
  Young Pericles, prince of Tyre, has a problem: having agreed to solve a riddle to win the hand of King Antiochus’s daughter in marriage, he realizes the answer to the riddle is that Antiochus is in an incestuous relationship with the daughter. Realizing the correct answer will get him killed as quickly as the incorrect one would have, he flees and the fun begins.

A Wild Night...for Wildlife — The 16th annual fundraiser to benefit the Southwest Environmental Center’s efforts to protect natural treasures such as the Otero Mesa, Mexican wolves and the Rio Grande is 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, along Main Street (between Las Cruces Ave and Griggs), with food from local restaurants fine wine, and a silent auction and live music Felix y Los Gatos, and Las Cruces’ own Mad Moe Zell, and Jamie O’Hara. Tickets: $50 by Sept. 26; $60 day of event. Information: (575) 522-5552 or info@wildmesquite.org.
  Participating restaurants include Savoy’s de Mesilla, Andele, The Mix Pacific Rim, De La Vegas, Hotel Encanto, Milagro’s Coffee, Let Them Eat Cake, Alma d’Arte High School, High Desert brews and St. Clair wines.

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