El Paso Scene Weekly for March 18-24, 2019
ELPASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. The 60th season of the live racing runs through May 5. Post time is 12:50 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.
The 16th running of the Sunland Derby is Sunday, March 24. Other stakes races that day are Sunland Parks Oaks, Harry W. Henson Handicap, Bill Thomas Memorial Stakes, New Mexico State University Stakes, New Mexico Breeders’ Oaks and New Mexico Breeders’ Derby.
Bruce Nehring Consort — The consort concludes its 28th season at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at First Baptist Church, 801 Montana, with a program featuring Charles Gray of St. Olaf College, who will perform as violin soloist and also conduct the Consort Players. Bruce Nehring will conduct the Consort Singers. Ticket: $20 ($15 seniors, military; $5 students). Information: 532-5874 or brucenehringconsort.org.
Program includes Holberg, Op. 40 #1 “Prelude” by Grieg; Five Pieces for Strings, Op. 44 by Hindemith; Divertimento in F, K138 by Mozart; “Soon-A Will Be Done” by Dawson; Christus Factus Est by Bruckner; “I Want to Live with God” by Clary; Concerto Grosso, Op. 6 #1 in D by Corelli; “Hymn a Sainte Ceceile” by Gounod; “Pilgrim’s Chorus” by Wagner; “Kyrie” by Mendelssohn; “Impromptu” by Sibelius; “An English Suite” by Parry; and Elijah (from the Oratorio) by Mendelssohn.
Lowbrow Palace — 1101 Texas. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Hot Flash Heat Wave — The rock band performs at 9 p.m. Monday, March 18, with Vacations. Tickets: $13-$15.
• Mom Jeans. — The rock band performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 19,with Mover Shaker. Tickets: $15.
• Y La Bamba — The Portland indie folk band performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, with Sávila. Tickets: $12.
• STRFKR — The Portland indie rockers perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Tickets: $20.
• TWRP — The Canadian synthwave band performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, March 23, with Planet Booty. Tickets: $15.
Kaoru Wantanabe — El Paso Pro Musica and the Center for Arts Entrepreneurship presents the New York-based innovative drum and flute virtuoso at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21. Wantanabe is known for his performances with top artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Jason Moran and Bando Tamasaburo; and his work on the soundtracks of directors Wes Anderson and Martin Scorcese. Cost: $12 ($8 students, military and seniors, $5 UTEP faculty, students and staff). Information: 747-5606 or music.utep.edu.
Red Light Cameras and Sleepspent — The Albuquerque and El Paso-based indie rock bands team up for a joint Southwest tour in March. Frontwoman Amanda Machon of Red Light Cameras, and frontman Austin North of Sleepspent often stun audiences with their uniquely different vocal melodies and impressive ranges, with music to match. Information: redlightcamerasband.com and sleepspent.com. RSVP via bandsintown.com.
• 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21: Enchanted Vines, 104 Alto Pines Trail, in Alto, N.M.
• 9 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Monarch, 204 E. Rio Grande, in El Paso.
• 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23: Lost Horse Saloon, 306 San Antonio, in Marfa, Texas.
Verdi’s Requiem — El Paso Choral Society presents the masterpiece requiem at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre, performed by a 150-voice choir, professional orchestra, and professional soloists. Directed by Prentice Loftin, with concertmaster Stephanie Meyers. Tickets: $10 to $40 (Ticketmaster). Information: 259-4999 or epchoralsociety.org.
Both Danielle Talamantes, soprano, and David Portillo, tenor, perform with the Metropolitan Opera this season. Catherine Martin, mezzo-soprano, will perform at the Lyric Opera of Chicago before making her El Paso debut. Bass Stephen Morshceck’s season includes classical works with Camerata Chicago and Southwest Florida Symphony Opera.
‘PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure’ — The Nickelodeon presents a live adventure at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, and noon and 4 p.m. Sunday, March 23-24, at El Paso County Coliseum. Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, Rocky and Zuma take over the stage for an action-packed, music-filled live stage show will with stars of the top-rated animated preschool series. Tickets start at $20. Limited number of VIP (Very Important Pup) packages available for $120 (Ticketmaster).
Mayor Goodway is getting everything shipshape for a big Pirate Day celebration in Adventure Bay. When Cap’n Turbot falls into a dark and mysterious cavern, things get ruff, but it’s the PAW Patrol to the rescue.
‘Tejano Legends’ — Grammy winners Little Joe y la Familia, Ruben Ramos and Roberto Pulido headline the Tex-Mex music style tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30 to $75(Ticketmaster).
ALSO THIS Week
Star City Tattoo and Arts Exp — More than 150 tattoo artists from across the nation will be on hand noon to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday, March 22-24, at El Paso Convention Center, with daily tattoo competitions, and special guests tattoo collector Yallzee; and internationally renowned side show, cabaret, striptease and suspension artist Marlo Marquise. Tickets: $20 single day; $45 weekend pass; free for age 12 and younger. Information: 231-1100 or starcityexpo.com.
‘A Night In the ’40s’ — Paso Del Norte Big Band, a 17-piece group, hosts 1940s style dancing and music 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Shundo Ballroom Dance Studio, 120 N. Paragon, Suite 201. All ages welcome; BYOB, food and snacks. Door prizes and raffle offered; participants are encouraged to wear 1940s theme attire. Admission: $15. Information: 532-2043, 203-7292, firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook at PDNbigband.
Celebrate El Paso History — The joint project of the El Paso History radio show on KTSM AM 630; Celebration of Our Mountains and CelebrateSTEAM offers weekly tours exploring local history. Information: celebrateelpasohistory.org.
Saturday, March 23, 8:45-11:15 a.m. El Paso’s Salt War. Meet in the Memorial Plaza in front of the San Elizario Presidio Chapel. Tour includes Los Portales Museum, Adobe Horseshoe, Presidio barracks site, Old County Jail, Salazar and Lujan store sites, the Grist Mill, the Old Cemetery, Hacienda Stage Station and Casa Ronquillo .
El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24, 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.
Poppies Festival — The 13th annual free family festival is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology, 4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso (west of U.S. 54), with art vendors, live entertainment, food trucks, archery, hands-on activities, exhibits and more. Admission is free. Information: 755-4332 or archaeology.elpasotexas.gov.
The Poppy Fest is presented by the El Paso Museum of Archaeology in partnership with the Franklin Mountains Wilderness Coalition, National Border Patrol Museum, and the Downtown Artist and Farmers Market.
Free parking at EPCC Transmountain Campus (Diana Exit & US 54), with free shuttle to and from event; no parking at the Archaeology Museum or Border Patrol Museum.
‘Godspell’ — Kids-N-Co. presents the musical based on the Gospel of Matthew at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22-24, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison, conceived and originally directed by John Michael Tebelak, with book by Tebelak and music by Stephen Schwartz. Tickets: $7 ($5 children, students, seniors, military), available at the door. Information: 274-8797 or on Facebook at El Paso Kids-n-Co.
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, email@example.com, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at FarmersMarket.
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.
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
‘100 Helping Hands, Linked to Halt Human Trafficking’ – El Paso Chapter, The Links Inc. will host a luncheon focused on bringing further awareness to the issue of human trafficking with at noon Thursday, March 21, at Wyndham El Paso Airport, 2027 Airway, with guest speakers Dr. Stephany Powell, Executive Director of Journey Out, and Angelica Gomez, survivor. Music provided by Pro Musica. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $100; (portion of proceeds donated to El Paso Center for Children, portion of cost is tax deductible). Available at 100helpinghands.eventbrite.com. Sponsorship information: ElPasoLinks@gmail.com.
Sunland Derby Gala — Country music artist Jack Ingram performs for “Denim and Diamonds” event at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino’s 16th annual gala at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, in the Turf Club. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Events begin with a silent auction and celebrity meet and greet. Tickets information, RSVP: 544-1799 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The running of the Sunland Derby and The Oaks (for fillies) is Sunday, March 24.
Woman’s Club Spring Celebration — The benefit spring luncheon is 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Woman’s Club, 1400 N. Mesa, with a catered luncheon by Panda Express, a performance by Eastwood Knolls International School students on celebrating Chinese New Year, and silent and Chinese auctions. Tickets (through March 13): $40 (includes two chances for Chinese auction). Information: 532-6131.
All proceeds will go toward restoration of the 103-year-old building, a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark.
El Paso Locomotive FC — El Paso’s new professional soccer team hosts Rio Grande Valley FC at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Southwest University Park. Tickets: $5 to $49. Information: 235-GOAL, eplocomotivefc.com, or email@example.com.
Javier Arana Jr. Memorial — The 7th annual Fallen Trooper 5K run and 1-mile walk is 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Registration: $20 ($10 kids). No race day registration; $2 vehicle fee for Ascarate Park. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
El Paso Senior Games — City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department’s 36th annual games for those age 50 and older run March 2-May 22 at various locations, Sponsored by United Healthcare, UTEP and Urgent Home Heath Inc. All participants have a chance to qualify for the Texas State Senior Games. Registration: $15 for 2 events and t-shirt, plus $5 for each additional event; $45 for all events. Includes t-shirt. Information, registration: 503-6544 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.
• Horseshoes — 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, Eastside Senior Center, 3200 Fierro.
• Volleyball — 9 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at Marty Robbins Rec. Center, 11620 Vista Del Sol ($45 team fee).
SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO
‘The ILlusionists: live from broadway’ – Broadway’s biggest selling magic spectacular is 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Spencer Theater, Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Tickets: $79-$85. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
‘Alice in Wonderland’ — No Strings Theater Company presents a version of Lewis Carroll’s classic, created by The Manhattan Project, March 22-April 7 at the Black Box Theater, 430 N. Main in Las Cruces. Direction by Karen Caroe. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday). Information: (575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.
Richter Uzar Duo — The string duo performs 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Flickinger Center, 1110 New York Ave., Alamogordo, offering a whimsical mashed-up blend of classical, world, and rock music. The two world-class soloists are Viktor Uzur, a cellist trained at the Moscow Conservatory, and Brad Richter, a guitarist trained at the Royal College of Music. Tickets: $18, $30 and $40. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.