El Paso Scene Weekly for Aug. 1-7, 2016
Plaza Classic Film Festival — El Paso Community Foundation’s 9th annual classic and ”semi-classic” movie festival returns Aug. 4-14. Billed as the “world’s largest classic film festival,” the festival presents more than 90 movies of all genres from the golden age of cinema to more recent favorites. Screening are in the Plaza’s Main (Kendle Kidd) Theatre, Philanthropy Theatre and outdoor Festival Plaza. VIP passes are $200 and include admission to all ticketed festival movies, an express lane, entrance to special events. Pass is transferable. Individual events tickets vary. Information: 533-4020 or plazaclassic.com.
Opening Night event is 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, with a screening of “Annie Hall” in the Main Theatre. Tickets: $20.
This year features all three original Star Wars trilogy films; beginning with “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope,” 7 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5. Tickets: $8. Free film talk at 6 p.m. in the Philanthropy Theatre.
A 60th anniversary celebration screening of “Giant,” George Stevens’ sprawling 1956 Lone Star state epic shot largely in Marfa, Texas is 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, with guest appearance by actress Elsa Cardenas, who played the pivotal role of Juana. She will be interviewed on stage before the screening by Scott McGee, program production director of Turner Classic Movies. Tickets: $10 (free film talk at 5 p.m.)
In conjunction with the showing is the exhibit “A ‘Giant’ Story: When Hollywood Came to West Texas,” which explores the location shoot in Marfa, its El Paso ties and some of the movie’s main themes at El Paso Museum of History. Tours, lectures and screenings of related films will be part of the Giant celebration.
Free Plaza Days are to 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays, in the Main Theatre, which family-friendly cartoons and film shorts.
Kindle Kidd Performance Hall (Main Theatre) screenings are $6 (7 p.m. and later screenings are $8).
All film talks are 6 p.m. (unless listed otherwise) free, and in the Philanthropy Theatre.
Thursday, Aug. 4:
• Notorious, 1 p.m.
• Cat on a Hot Tin Room, 3:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 5:
• Love Me Tender, 1 p.m.
• Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 6:
• Monkey Business, 11 a.m.
• Frankenstein, 1 p.m.
• Dracula, 3 p.m.
• Night of the Living Dead, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 7:
• Manchurian Candidate, 1 p.m.
• Phantom of the Opera, accompanied by organist Walter Strony. Tickets: $8.
• Apocalypse Now, 7 p.m.
Philanthropy Theatre admission is $4:
Friday, Aug. 5:
• Goonies, 1 p.m.
• Spy Kids, 3:30 p.m.
• Night of the Hunter, 7 p.m.
• Amores Perros, 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 6:
• Marty, 12:30 p.m.
• Twelve O’Clock High, 2:30 p.m.
• By The River, 7 p.m., with talk by director Kevin Ford
• Lost in Translation, 10 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 7:
• El Padrecito, 1 p.m.
• Hearts of Darkness, a Filmmaker’s Apocalypse, 4 p.m.
• Yojimbo, 7:30 p.m.
Mills Parking Garage movies are at 9 p.m. Thursdays. Cost: $5, plus parking. Aug. 4: Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Music-based movies are 9 p.m. on Oregon Street, with live music at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free:
• Friday, Aug. 5: Pink Floyd: The Wall; live music by Alabama Deathwalk.
• Saturday, Aug. 6: Rocky Horror Picture Show, live music by Hope Riot
Local Flavor screenings (Foundation room):
• The Good, The Bad and The Indie, vol. 12, 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. Free admission
• Song of the Starslayer, 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7. Free admission
Films about filmmakers and the movie making process are 2 p.m. at El Paso Public Library Main Branch Auditorium: Friday, Aug. 5: Earth vs. Flying Saucers
Free films at El Paso Museum of Art Auditorium:
• Saturday, Aug. 6: The Mystery of Picasso, 1 p.m. and Surviving Picasso, 3 p.m.
• Sunday, Aug. 7: Orpheus, 2 p.m.
Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Doors open at 9 p.m. (show time at 10 p.m.). Online tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
Acoustic on The Patio events are 8 p.m. Wednesdays.
• The Body Rampart — The progressive alternative band performs Monday, Aug. 1, with The Orphan The Poet. Tickets: $8-$10.
• The Mystery Lights — The garage rockers perform Thursday, Aug. 4. Tickets: $10-$12.
The Piano Guys — The Piano Guys bring their highly original blend of classical music with pop to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $49.50, $59.50 and $69.50
Hailing from Utah, The Piano Guys are four dads who became an Internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos. They've made over 50 since early 2011, including their hit video, an innovative multi-handed version of One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" and a gorgeous reinvention of the hit song "Let It Go" from Disney's Frozen. They’ve become an Internet phenomenon with more than 500 million YouTube views.
Zig Zags — The LA horror rock band brings their national tour to El Paso at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Monarch, 204 Rio Grande, in support of their recent release “Running Out of Red.” Admission: $5. Information on Facebook at Monarch.
Mesa Music Hall — 4151 N. Mesa. Information: 599-8585 or on Facebook at Mesa Music Hall. Sam Page and Guilded Grit performs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3.
‘Gregg Austin’s M Town & More’ — The Motown Music Tribute is 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces, direct from the Showroom at The South Point Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost: $29.50. Information: (575) 520-8776, (575) 523-6403 or riograndetheatre.com.
This show celebrates the music of Motown artists like “The Temptations,” “The Spinners,” “Smokey Robinson,” “Marvin Gaye” and more.
Park After Dark— Voz de Mando performs at 7 p.m. Friday , Aug. 5 , at Sunland Park Racetrack and casino, 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. Tickets: $15 general admission; $30 reserved. Information: (575) 874-5200 or Sunland-Park.com.
A free tribute band concert is 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, with Idol Generation (Billy Idol).
‘Georgianna Davanelos Memorial Summer Concert’ — El Paso Opera opens its season at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, on the patio of Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, with a performance of various opera arias to commemorate the late Georgianna Davanelos, who played a big role in El Paso Opera for many years. Tickets: $60 dinner and performance; $20 performance only; seating is limited. Information: 581-5534 or epopera.org.
ALSO THIS WEEK
Alfresco! Fridays — The 14th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays at Convention Center Plaza. Presented by ElPasoLive.com and sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union. No concert Sept. 2. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0633 or alfrescofridays.com. Aug. 5: Sorry About Your Sister (Rockabilly).
Cory Morrow — Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, presents the Texas country music legend 6 to 11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, with opening acts Emily Davis and Austin North. Admission is free; food trucks and beer available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Salvation Army. Information: (575) 589-0653, (915) 845-4321 or corymorrowelpaso.com.
Concerts at the Park — The City Parks & Recreation Department’s concludes its free summer concert series at San Jacinto Plaza, 111 Mills, with 911 N-Effect (Rhythm and Blues) 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5. Information: 212-0092 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.
‘La Parada’ — The monthly grassroots event celebrating local culture and lifestyles is the first Friday of the month at 501 Bar and Bistro in the San Carlos Building, 501 Texas. Information: 351-6023 or on Facebook at laparadaep.
The Aug. 5 event features performances by Ribo Flavin, B Series, La Chapuza, Space Captains, Lina Duran, Ed Chálacy and Rituvls, with live art by Los Visionaries.
Fiesta de San Lorenzo — The annual fiesta at San Lorenzo Catholic Church in Clint is noon to midnight Friday through Sunday, Aug. 5-7. Admission is free to all events. Information: 851-2255.
One of El Paso County’s oldest traditions, the event includes food, games, rides, matachines, loteria and live music throughout the weekend. The event traditionally attracts more than 10,000 people each day.
To get there, take the Clint exit from I-10 and follow the Mission Trail signs.
Our Lady of the Light Bazaar — The annual bazaar is Aug. 5-7, at Our Lady of the Light Catholic Church, 4500 Delta, with entertainment food and drink booths with traditional regional foods, family games and more. Admission is free. Information: 532-1757.
El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center — 715 N. Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday. Admission is free unless listed otherwise; donations welcome. Information: 351-0048 or elpasoholocaustmuseum.org.
Showing Aug. 6-Oct. 9: “Remember Me: Children of the Holocaust” exhibition for and about children. EPHM’s first in-house designed and curated exhibit is the harrowing story of the Holocaust as told through the eyes of its youngest victims and survivors. Beginning with pre-war life, family pictures, narratives, artifacts, and recorded diary excerpts, this exhibit will engage even the youngest visitors as they travel through the unfolding events of the children’s lives (rise of Nazism, ghettos, hiding, and rescue). Recommended for ages 6 and older.
Grand opening is 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6.
Rock the Fort — All That Remains headlines Fort Bliss MWR’s summertime concert extravaganza Saturday, Aug. 6, at Biggs Park, 11388 Sergeant Major Blvd on Fort Bliss, with Icon for Hire and other live bands, food and drink vendors, beer garden and more. Bring a lawn chair or blanket; no outside food and beverages, glass containers, coolers or pets allowed. Gates open at 4 p.m.; admission is free; beer garden access is $10 (includes 10 beer samples); preferred tent seating is $15. Information: 588-8247 or blissmwr.com.
Santa Teresita Kermess — The 83rd annual kermess is bazaar is 5 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at Santa Teresita Mission Church, 3400 Zapal, with music, games, bingo, and authentic Mexican food: gorditas, tacos, enchiladas, hamburgers, hot dogs, sodas and aguas grescas. Admission is free. Information: 217-5743.
Music Forum El Paso — Music Forum El Paso and Chamber Music Consortium of the Southwest presents a joint piano recital 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, featuring Jesus Fuentes and Carmen Quezada, both from the class of Dr. Dena Kay Jones, professor of piano at UTEP. Admission is free. Information: 544-3081, 252-4360 or musicforumelpaso.org.
International Museum of Art — 1211 Montana. Admission is free. Information: 543-6747 or internationalmuseumofart.net.
Showing Aug. 7-30: International Eye of the Camera juried photography show hosted by El Paso Art Association. Opening reception is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7.
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 Saturdays year-round at Ardovino's Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.
‘Viva El Paso!’ — El Paso Community Foundation, El Paso Live and EPCC present the summertime outdoor musical extravaganza with performances at 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 7, at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Sunday performance also planned and Aug. 7.
Tickets: $18 and $24 ($14 and $20 for age 2-12, and per person for groups of 10 or more; $16 and $22 for seniors 65 and older and military); available via Ticketmaster. Information: ElPasoLive.com
The show features a refreshed script by Tony-winning El Paso playwright Marty Martin and chronicles the 400-year history and cultural evolution of the El Paso region. This colorful musical spectacular celebrates the four major cultures that have influenced the City of the Sun. The Native American, the Spanish Conquistador, the Mexican and the Western American cultures and their histories come alive through drama, song and dance by a cast of over 50 performers.
Artistic director is Keith Townsend, director of EPCC’s theatre and forensics program. The show features new music by Jim Ward and Gabriel Gonzalez.
‘Midsummer Jersey’ — El Paso Community College Performer’s Studio summer repertory presents the comedy by Ken Ludwig 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4-7, at EPCC Transmountain Campus Forum Theatre, 9570 Gateway North. Directed by Matthew Robert Smith. Proceeds go to scholarships for Performance Studies students at EPCC. Admission: $15 general admission: $10 non-EPCC students, military; $7 EPCC students, faculty, staff and seniors. Information: 831-5056, 637-4029 or forumtheater.wix.com/epcc.
“Midsummer/Jersey” is the hilarious high-octane re-telling of Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” set on the boardwalk of a seaside town in modern-day New Jersey. The story is set into motion by the impending marriage of the governor of New Jersey, the love affairs of four beach-bound high school crushes, a lively crew of fairies and the staff of the local beauty salon (run by Patti Quince and Stylist Nikki Bottom).
Summer productions contain mature content that may not be suitable for age 13 and younger; under age 7 not admitted.
‘The Sorcerer’ — Gilbert and Sullivan Company of El Paso’s 47th annual production is Aug. 5-7, at Chamizal National Memorial Theatre, 800 S. San Marcial. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 ($8 students, seniors and military) in advance; $12 ($10 students, seniors and military) at the door. Information: 584-9319, 695-6210, GSelPaso.org or on Facebook at GandSElPaso.
“The Sorcerer” is set in a small rural village inhabited by gentry and country folk. A young man, Alexis, is obsessed with idea of love leveling all ranks and social distinctions. To promote his beliefs, he invites the proprietor of J.W. Wells & Co., Family Sorcerers, to brew a love potion. This causes everyone in the village to fall in love with the first person they see and results in the pairing of comically mismatched couples.
‘August: Osage County’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the Tracy Letts drama Aug. 5-28. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $11 ($9 seniors; $8 students and military). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
A dysfunctional family is forced to face their past and present during a family reunion, when their patriarch disappears.
El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA baseball team hosts home games at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. T Game tickets: $5 lawn seating; reserved seats begin at $12 in advance. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
• Aug. 3-6: Tacoma Rainiers
San Diego Chicken appearance Aug. 3, Rio Olympics Kick-off Aug. 4, Family Night Sleepover Aug. 5, and Swingin’ with the Rat Pack Night Aug. 6.
• Aug. 7-10: Fresno Grizzlies
El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame — Five inductees will be honored at the 29th annual Induction and Awards Banquet at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Radisson Airport. Tickets sold out at press time.
Inductees are Darrin Glenn, Eric Enders, Matt Hicks, Pete Leyva and Victor Maldonado.
The annual golf tournament begins at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at Painted Dunes.
Information: 539-3699 or elpasobaseballhalloffame.org.
Eastwood Football Kickoff Run — The 2nd annual 5K race and 1-mile walk is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at Trooper Stadium at Eastwood High School. Cost: $20; $25 race day. Information: Mike Coulter, 274-5222. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Run Internacional: The U.S.-Mexico 10K Run — The 2nd annual 10K race is 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, beginning at the International Bridges Department, 1001 S. Stanton, with a route linking El Paso and Juárez. The route goes past Southwest University Park, San Jacinto Plaza and the Courthouse, goes through Segundo Barrio and over the Stanton Street Bridge into Juárez, then past Juarez’s city hall, Plaza de Toros Alberto Balderas (bullring), MUREF museum (the old Customs House), the Mexican Revolution Museum, the Juarez Cathedral and Mision de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, and Avenida Juarez past the Kentucky Club to the top of Paso Del Norte Bridge.
Entry fee: $25 through Aug. 3, $30 Aug. 4-5. Limited to 1,500 participants. Entry form online at international10K.com.
Packet pickup 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 4 -5 at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, Suite 205 in El Paso, and Powershots, Avenida de la Raza 5385, Local 45 in Central Comercial Plaza Grande in Juárez. No race day registration or packet pickup.
To cross the border, all runners must have a passport, permanent resident card or other government-approved crossing identification. U.S. Customs and Border Protection staff will be available during packet pickup to advise runners.
Race for the Future — The 5K run and 1-mile walk benefiting Boys and Girls Club of El Paso is 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at Western Playland, 1249 Futurity in Sunland Park. Registration: $25 by Aug. 5; $30 Aug. 6-7. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663; registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Southern New Mexico
Lincoln County Fair — The 63rd annual fair is Aug. 1-6, at the County Fairgrounds at 5th and Hwy 48 in Capitan, N.M. (north of Ruidoso), featuring exhibits in several livestock categories. Admission is free. Information: (575) 648-2311 or lincolnextension.nmsu.edu.
Old Lincoln Days — The annual celebration of Lincoln’s Wild West heritage is Aug. 5-7 in Lincoln, N.M., a restored Western town famous for the bloody Lincoln County Wars of 1878 and the escape of Billy the Kid after he was sentenced to die by hanging. The town, maintained by the Lincoln State Monument and Lincoln County Heritage Trust, is on U.S. 380 about 30 minutes from Ruidoso. The event features a parade, vendors, food, living history demonstrations and more 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with a parade at 11 a.m. Sunday. Information: (575) 653-4372 or billythekidpageant.org.
The “Last Escape of Billy the Kid” folk pageant is 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday on the pageant grounds. Saturday’s performance preceded by country concert with Tawnya Reynolds and Don Pedigo at 6 p.m. Pageant admission: $10 ($6 ages 6-12; free for age 5 and younger).
Alto Artists Studio Tour — The artists of the Alto, N.M., area will open their studios for the 13th annual free public tour Aug. 5-7. The self-guided tour features studios and galleries in Alto, Ruidoso and throughout Lincoln County. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: altoartistsstudiotour.com.
A free public preview party is 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Spencer Theater in Alto, with a chance to meet the artists, silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, art for sale and musical entertainment.
Alto is 5 miles north of Ruidoso on Highway 48. The tour route takes visitors through pine forests onto a mesa with views of Sierra Blanca and the Capitans. A brochure with artists’ names and a map of the studio locations is available at Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce, participating studios and all sponsor locations.
‘1776’ — Alamogordo Music Theatre’s presents the musical by Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5-7; and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 12-13, at the Flickinger Center, 1110 N. New York in Alamogordo, N.M. Tickets: $10. Information: email@example.com or alamogordomusictheatre.org.
Art & Wine in the Cool Pines — The wine and art festival is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6-7, at Sacramento Mountain Historical Museum in Cloudcroft, N.M. with art, wine, food and live music. Tickets: $12 in advance; $15 at the door (includes wine glass). Information: (575) 682-2932 or cloudcroftmuseum.com.
Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800, (888) 818-7872 or spencertheater.com.
Country legend Tanya Tucker performs at 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6-7. The prolific country star scored her first success, “Delta Dawn,” when just 13 (back in 1972) and has since charted more than 65 hits. Tickets: $39-$89.
Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800, (888) 818-7872 or spencertheater.com.
“Andy Williams Moon River and Me! Starring Jimmy Osmond” is 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, starring the youngest of the famed Osmond entertainment family. Tickets: $39-$89.