El Paso Scene Weekly for Sept. 14-20, 2015
UTEP Faculty Recital — UTEP Department of Music presents the recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. UTEP Commercial Music faculty members Chris Reyman and Erik Unsworth will be joined by veteran jazz musician Mack Goldsbury for a performance of original and improvised music. Tickets: $8 ($5 seniors, military, non-UTEP students) and $3 ages 6 and younger, UTEP students, faculty and staff). Information: 747-5606, 747-7795 or utep.edu/music.
Alfresco! Fridays — The final concert of the season features Fungi Mungle (70s) at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at Convention Center Plaza. Presented by ElPasoLive.com and sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union. Admission is free. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0633 or alfrescofridays.com.
El Paso Symphony Orchestra: ‘The French Connection’ — The Symphony opens its 2015-2016 Classical Concert season at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18-19, at the Plaza Theatre with the masterpiece “Rite of Spring” by Igor Stravinsky, and works by Ravel. Maestro Bohuslav Rattay conducts. Guest artist is Veronika Böhmová, piano. Tickets: $15-$40. Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
Jefferson Starship — The classic rock band performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center , 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Information: 860-7777 or speakingrockentertainment.com.
Music Forum El Paso — Music Forum El Paso presents ‘Legends,’ featuring Joy Zalkind, flute, and Dr. Ezequiel Meza, piano, from 2:30 to 4:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, at Trinity First United Methodist Church, 801 N. Mesa. The program includes J.S. Bach Sonata for Flute und Klavier in E-Flat Major, Antonin Dvorak Romance, Andre Jolivet Chant de Linos, and Carl Reinecke Sonata Undine. Admission is free. Information: 544-3081 or musicforumelpaso.org.
ALSO THIS WEEK
‘Aging to Perfection’ expo — The Rio Grande Area Agency on Aging’s 16th annual senior expo is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the El Paso Convention Center. The focus of the expois to increase community awareness of available resources for older adults and family caregivers, that will enhance quality of life, promote independence and encourage people to age well. Admission is free. Information: 533-0998 or riocog.org.
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 2015 events, visit celebrationofourmountains.org.
• Bat Watch is Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 17-19, meeting at 3344 Eileen Drive.
• Guided hike at Leasburg Dam State Park, in New Mexico is 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19.
• B-36 Crash Site visit is 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, meeting at N Stanton’ dead ends at the 1,000 Steps Trail.
Foundation of Faith Dinner — Father Jonathan Morris is keynote speaker for Diocese of El Paso’s 9th annual dinner, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at El Paso Convention Center. Cocktails begin at 5 p.m. Live auction will be held. Tickets: $100 ($1,000 table for ten). Sponsorships available Ticket Information: 872-8412 or elpasodiocesefoundation.org.
Mexican Food Downtown Cookoff — The annual cook-off is 4 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, on Union Plaza, Downtown, with area restaurants competing in three categories: fajitas, enchiladas and open dish. Entertainment by Mariachi Los Arrieros. Hosted by KLAQ, KROD, KISS radio stations. Admission: $3 (free with purchase of Metro PCS Pass). Food coins available for $2. Information: kisselpaso.com.
Oktoberfest — Bliss MWR brings a taste of Bavaria back to El Paso Friday through Sunday, Sept. 18-20 in at Biggs Park, 11388 Sergeant Major Blvd on East Fort Bliss, with German food, beer, music and dancers. Hours are 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for Friday or Saturday; $35 per person; on sale Aug. 14. Tickets include German meal and official Oktoberfest beer stein; must be 21 to purchase alcohol, not included with ticket price. Information: 568-6741 or blissmwr.com. Advance tickets on sale at both ITR locations.
Sunday’s event will be a free family day for all ages; no tickets required.
Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta — Texas Parks and Wildlife will host its 11th annual fiesta highlighting the animals and plants of the Chihuahuan Desert 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Franklin Mountains State Park’s Tom Mays Section (off of Transmountain Road on the west slope), with information booths, vendors and other activities. Information: chihuahuandesert.org.
Members of the Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition will serve as volunteers, with local environmental education groups offering free demonstrations, guided tours, guest speakers and informational booths.
Events include horseback riding, geology and biology hikes, folklorico and Aztec dances, mountain biking, native plant and animal displays, dog hike, live music, prize giveaways, various hands-on family activities and more.
Admission is free. Food and drink will be sold.
Generation 2K — Clear Channel Media and Entertainment presents the 29th annual children’s fair 10 a.m. to 6 p. m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19-20, at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano, consisting of more than 100 specialty booths, games and interactive displays. Ticket information: generation2000.net.
This year’s event will feature such events as the Family Fun Adventure: Prize Walk, where kids have an opportunity to dance and participate in the walk to win prizes; and the Imagination Station, an arts and crafts area where parents and kids create their own special creations from a wide assortment of materials to take home. As in the past, Generation 2000 will still have Mini Golf, Live Entertainment on the Nerium Main Stage, Giant Bubbles, Adventures in Learning Science Area, Roller Races, Tiny Tots, Beading Area, and more fun stuff for the whole family. Kids Entertainment and several interactive games and rides.
‘Painting the Magoffin Historic District’ — Magoffin Home State Historic Site Visitor Center, 1117 Magoffin, will feature works by the Plein Air Artists of El Paso Sept. 19-Nov. 7. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. View the Magoffin Historic District through the eyes of artists who painted various locations on site. Admission is free. Information: 533-5147 or visitmagoffinhome.com.
Opening reception is 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. Painters will be present and have works for sale. Artists in the show include Dorian Clouser, Nina Walker, Candy Mayer, Judy Crumley, Winfrey Hearst, Melinda Etzold, Santiago Gonzalez, Rami Scully, Carmen Navar and Krystyna Robbins.
Woman’s Club Fall Fiesta — Woman’s Club of El Paso, 1400 N. Mesa, will host its 45th annual bazaar (formerly Fall Festival) 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19-20, with a bake sale, local artists and vendors and more. Proceeds benefit the preservation and restoration of the club, built in 1916. Admission: $3. Information: (Regina) 526-0904 or (Woman’s Club) 532-6131.
La Union Maze — The 12-acre cornfield maze is open Sept. 19-Nov. 8 for its 15th 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 maze is Bee Themed.
Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays.
Cost: $11 ($9 military; $7 seniors 65-75); $5 for ages 2-5 ($4 military) Free for age one and younger, and seniors 76 and older Group rates available for groups of 20 or more.
‘Running of the Chihuahuas’ — The 3rd annual event hosted by Animal Rescue League of El Paso is 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Animal Rescue League, 7256 La Junta in Canutillo, with races for Chihuahua/Chihuahua mixes, under 25 lb. category and a costume contest for all dogs. All dogs welcome. Races begin at 5 p.m. Entry fee (by Sept. 14): $20 per dog (limit two per family); includes t-shirt and goodie bag. Entry fee day of race is $25, if any slots are open. Information: 821-7283, arlep.org, or on Facebook.
Entrants receive “goody bags,” t-shirt included. Dogs entered in the race will be assigned a heat to participate in. There will be five dogs per heat. There must be two family members for each dog racing, one to hold to start and the other to encourage on to the finish. All dogs must up-to-date on vaccinations, leashed or in proper carrier, except during race. Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place in each category and best costumes.
The event offers a raffle for a year’s supply of Price’s ice cream and milk and other prizes. Food trucks, vendors and music also featured.
Lincoln Park Day — Lincoln Park Conservation Committee’s 11th annual car show and Chicano art exhibit 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, at Lincoln Park (Chicano Park), 4001 Durazno, with Latin Pride Car Club’s car show, community, booths, danza and music. Food available or public may bring a picnic or grill. Admission is free. Information: 204-1584, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mural presentation by Chicano artist Gabriel S. Gaytán for the new 2015 Freeway Column Mural “Zenith.”
Cost for car show participation: $25 in advance; $35 day of show.
Downtown Artist and Farmers Market — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s market for area artists and farmers 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. 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. Sundays with art, crafts, barbecue and other food, wine and live music by Live by Request. The market continues through the summer months. Dog friendly. Admission is free. Information: (575) 882-7632 or lavinawinery.com.
Bodas de Sangre/Blood Wedding’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the classic tragedy by Federico García Lorca Aug. 27-Sept. 19 in both English and Spanish. Directed by Alexander Wright. Spanish language performances are 8 p.m. Thursdays and Saturday; English language shows are 8 p.m. Fridays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $10. Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
A wedding turns from celebration into deadly confrontations when a former lover runs off with the bride in this complex tale of fate and the mysteries of human nature.
‘The Fall of Wallace Winter’ — The UTEP Department of Theater & Dance presents the original play by Austin Savage Sept. 16-20, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Studio Theatre, directed by Ross Fleming. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursdays, 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $14 ($11 UTEP faculty/staff, seniors, military, non-UTEP students and groups of 10 or more; $9 UTEP student). Information: Information: 747-5118, theatredance.utep.edu or on Facebook.
The Fall of Wallace Winter tells the tale of the American ideal, Wallace Winter, and his falsely iconic family, which includes his wife, June, as well as his children Irwin and Autumn.
‘Pride Live’ - Theatrical performances directed by Ivan Sandlin celebrating gay pride and awareness will be presented 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Centennial Museum, University at Wiggins, UTEP. Admission is free. Information: 747-8994, 747-6669 or museum.utep.edu. Presented by Stageworks Ensemble Theater Inc. in conjunction with the museum’s “Engendering Community” exhibit.
UTEP Football — The Miners travel to Las Cruces to play I-10 rival New Mexico State at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at NMSU’s Aggie Stadium in Las Cruces. Tickets: $15-$30. General admission: $12. Information: 747-5234, 544-8444 or utepathletics.com.
UTEP Women’s Soccer — Home games are at UTEP’s University Field. Game times are 7 p.m.; 1 p.m. Sunday games. Tickets: $5 general admission. Information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com. Friday, Sept. 18: Utah Valley.
Kicker El Paso Arenacross – The motorcycle and ATV event is Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18-19, at Cohen Stadium, 9700 Gateway North, hosted by Cycle City Promotions. Pet passes are $20; $25 day of event; $30 weekend pass. Information/entry fees: 755-2000 or cyclecitypromotions.com.
Gates open at 3 p.m. Friday, with practice at 4 p.m. and heats beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Gates open at 9 a.m. Saturday, with a mandatory riders meeting at 10 a.m., practice at 10:15 a.m. Amateur heats begin at 1 p.m. with Main Events at 7:30 p.m.
Women’s championship boxing — El Pasoan Jennifer Han faces Helen Joseph from Ghana for the currently vacant International Boxing Federation featherweight title Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Don Haskins Center. Preliminary bouts start at 7 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.). Tickets are $25, $35, $45 and $65 (Ticketmaster, UTEP Ticket Center).
Han (12-3-1), 32, is an Irvin High graduate who currently is ranked as the No. 2 contender for the title; Joseph (12-2) is No. 1.
Oryx Challenge Bike Tour — The 5th annual 30K and 100K bike events benefiting the USO are Sunday, Sept. 20, starting and finishing at Fort Bliss’s Freedom Crossing. Information: us.uso.org/ElPaso/ORYX-Challenge-Bike-Tour-2015/. Registration: $25 through Aug. 14; $30 after. Active duty military: $15; free for Warrior Transition Battalion members. Online registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com or uso.org/elpaso.
Future Engineers 5K — Texas Society of Professional Engineers’ fundraising 5K competitive run and 5K and 1 mile fun walks are 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Up and Running 3233 N. Mesa. Registration (through Sept. 17): $20 per event ($15 students, military and ages 60 and older). Late registration is $25 for all events (no discounts). Information: 478-5663. Online registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Packet pickup is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at Up and Running, and 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day.
Proceeds benefit UTEP Engineering Endowment Scholarship Fund.
Franklin Wrestling 5K — Franklin High School’s wrestling team’s fundraising 5K and 1-mile walk is 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, at Franklin High School, 900 N. Resler. Entry fee: $20; by Sept. 16; $25 after. Cost is $15 per person for teams of 15 or more. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
McKelligon Canyon Challenge — El Paso on the Move’s 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun walk is 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater. Proceeds benefit El Paso community gardens and activities that promote health. Registration: $25; $20 military; $15 ages 12 and younger. Teams encouraged to give their team a “healthy” name. Information: Irish Pugao, 528-0394. Online registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Packet pick up is 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at Central SDA Church, 1801 McRae.
Southern New Mexico
Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally — The 46th annual rally is Wednesday through Sunday, Sept. 16-20, at Inn of the Mountain Gods in Ruidoso, N.M. The rally includes poker runs, trade show 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, as well as bike judging, tours, parade and other events at Ruidoso Downs Sports Theater Complex. Sponsored by the American Motorcycle Association National Road Riding Convention. Information: (575) 973-4977 or motorcyclerally.com.
A Nite Lite Parade is 8 p.m. Thursday.
The annual motorcycle parade is 10 a.m. Saturday, beginning at Lawrence Bros/IGA on Mecham.
Church services are 9 a.m. Thursday through Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Free concerts at 7 p.m. Friday with Appetite for Destruction (Guns N Roses Tribute Band); and Saturday with Back and Black (AC/DC Tribute).
Presidio Brass — Grant County Community Concert Association opens its 17th season with one of the country’s premier brass ensembles at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at WNMU Fine Arts Auditorium. Audiences and music critics alike have rated their “Sounds of the Cinema” show a “must see!” Tickets: $20 ($5 students 17 and younger). Information: (575) 538-5862 or gcconcerts.org.
Tularosa Basin Wine & Nut Fest — Rotary Clubs of Alamogordo, Tularosa and White Sands host the 9th annual event 4 to 10 p.m. Friday and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18-19, at Alameda Park on White Sands Blvd. in Alamogordo. Samples from 19 different New Mexico Wineries, with a wide range of award-winning varieties to try. This year’s festival will also feature a selection of pistachio, pecan, and other locally grown nuts. Artisans and craftspeople, and other food tasting also offered. Tickets: $10 age 21 and older in advance; $12 at the gate; $16 two day pass in advance; $20 at the gate. Under 21 free, but must be accompanied by an adult. Available online at TularosaBasinWineFest.com.
The festival will take place at the same time as the Whites Sand Balloon Invitational in Alameda Park. Visitors can make a day of it by celebrating Saturday’s balloon events the night before at the festival, or afterwards on Saturday.
Free lawn concerts — Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino, Mescalero, N.M. hosts free shows at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18-19, on the lawn, with Battery (Metallica Tribute) on Friday, Trüe 2 Crüe (Motley Crue Tribute) Saturday and Devon Allman, son of Greg Allman both nights. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
Lumberjack Day — The annual event is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, in Zenith Park, Cloudcroft, N.M. with axe throw and standing block chop and “hot saw” competitions, demonstrations and more. Visitors can test their own lumberjack skills. Kids activities, food and drink available. Admission is free for spectators. Participant fee is $5 per event. Information: (575) 682-2733 or coolcloudcroft.com/lumberjack-day.
A lumberjack pancake and coffee breakfast is 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Zenith Park.
White Sands Hot Air Balloon Invitational — Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce’s 22nd annual ballooning event featuring about 50 hot air balloons is Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19-20, at White Sands National Monument. Launches begin at 7 a.m. both days with a Balloon Glow at 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Information: (575) 921-1523.
Jordan ‘Shrine’ Circus — Las Cruces Shrine Club hosts the Jordan World Circus at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, at NMSU’s Pan American Center, lions, and tigers, clowns, motorcycle stunts, aerialists and more. Tickets: $18 ($14 children); available online at thejordanworldcircus.com.