El Paso Scene Weekly for July 21-27, 2014

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!!! — The American dance punk band performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at Lowbrow Palace, 111 E. Robinson. Tickets: $13. Tickets are regularly $3 more for ages 18-20. Information: 356-0966 or thelowbrowpalace.com.

Outlet Shoppes’ Summer Concert Series — Outlet Shoppes at El Paso, 7051 S. Desert in Canutillo, (off I-10 at Trans Mountain exit) host free weekly live music events 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, through July 29 in the fountain area. Information: 877-3208 or theoutletshoppesatelpaso.com. July 22: Mariachi Paso del Norte and Banda Jerezana

Cool Canyon Nights — Fungi Mungle (‘70s to ‘90s) concludes that summer series of free outdoor summer concerts at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24 at McKelligon Canyon, Amphitheatre. Patio entertainment begins at 6 p.m.

Alfresco! Fridays — The 12th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 19, at their new location at Convention Center Plaza. Presented by the El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Centers and the El Paso Convention and Visitors Bureau, and sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0633 or alfrescofridays.com. July 25: Sha’Vonne (pop, R&B)

Christmas in July — Northgate Optimist Club, 4201 Skyline, hosts the arts and craft bazaar 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 26, with vendors from the surrounding areas. Admission is free. Information: 203-5032.

An Evening with PT & the Cruisers — The local vocal band’s dinner and show is Saturday, July 26, at Great American Land and Cattle Co. Steakburger, 9800 Gateway North. Dinner served at 6 p.m. followed by show at 8 p.m. Cost: $36; early reservations encouraged. Information: 637-7060.

Dancing in the City — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs and Destination El Paso hosts the 5th annual outdoor dance concert series 8 to 10 p.m. Saturdays in July at Convention Center Plaza, Downtown. Dance lesson is 7 to 8 p.m. Admission is free. Information: 212-1777 or espinozac@elpasotexas.gov. July 26: Tango Noir.

Collective SouL — The nineties rock band Collective Soul performs Saturday, July 26, at Socorro Entertainment Center, 11200 Santos Sanchez (off Socorro Road, 4.5 miles southeast of Loop 375). Doors usually open at 6 p.m. Socorro Entertainment Center events are all ages; although under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free ($10 17 and younger). Information: 860-7777 or speakingrockentertainment.com.

PEter murphy — The alt legend performs Sunday, July 27 at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909 or trickyfalls.com.

Melodies at the Park
— El Paso Parks and Recreation’s free outdoor music concerts are 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. selected Sundays at various city parks. Information: 544-0753, 252-9031 or elpasotexas.gov/parks. July 27: Locomotion at Marty Robbins Park, 11620 Vista Del Sol

Music Under the Stars — The 31st summer concert series, presented by the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department is 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays at the Chamizal National Memorial amphitheater, 800 S. San Marcial. No concert July 6. Admission is free. Information: 212-1777 (MCAD), 532-7273 (Chamizal) or espinozac@elpasotexas.gov. July 27: Sobredosis Del Sabor (Latin)

Downtown Artist and Farmers Market — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s market for area artists are Saturdays in the Union Plaza District along Anthony Street. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Space for about 53 artists available each month. Information: 541-4942.

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 12th annual market now runs year round. Summer hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon. This “producers only” market features quality farmers, backyard gardeners and artisans, including pesticide-free produces, natural eggs and meats, native plants, salsas, baked goods and more. Well behaved pets on leash welcome. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3. Ardovino’s Desert Crossing in at One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M.

ON STAGE

‘Chess’
— UTEP Dinner Theatre closes the season July 11-27 with the musical by ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaes, with lyrics by Sir Tim Rice. Show time is 7 p.m. (2:30 p.m. non-dinner performance June 1; Tickets: $34.50-$46.50 Friday and Saturday; $31.50-$41.50 Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday dinner performances; $17.50-$27.50 Sunday non-dinner shows. information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.
  The ancient game of chess becomes a metaphor for romantic rivalries, competitive gamesmanship, super power politics and international intrigues. Includes worldwide hit songs “One Night in Bangkok” and “I Know Him So Well.”
  UTEP’s (1993) production of “Chess” was a national winner of the American College Theatre Festival and was performed at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

‘Damn Yankees’ — The El Paso Independent School District’s Fine Arts Department presents its 29th annual summer musical at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, July 23-26, at El Paso High School Theatre, 800 E. Schuster. Tickets: $5 (available at the door). Information: 760-8520.
  The musical by George Abbott and Douglas Wallop is based on the novel “The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant” by Douglas Wallop. Music and lyrics were written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross.

‘The Mikado’ — Gilbert and Sullivan Company of El Paso’s 45th annual community production, “The Mikado” is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 25-26 and Aug. 1-2, at Chamizal National Memorial Theatre, 800 S. San Marcial. Tickets: $12 ($10 seniors, military and students). Information: 591-6210, 584-9319 or on Facebook at GandSelpaso.
  The production is also presented at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 19-20, at Black Box Theatre in Las Cruces. Tickets: $12 ($10 students, seniors and military) at the door. Group rates available. Information: (575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.
  This timeless comic tale of Nanki-Poo, the son of the Mikado ad his love, Yum-Yum who is betrothed to marry Ko-Ko, is filled with plot twists, clever lyrics and colorful characters.

‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the comedy by Christopher Durang, July 25-Aug. 16, directed by Kevin P. Mullin. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 ($8 seniors, $7 military/students with ID; $5 students under 18). Information: 532-1317, elpasoplayhouse.com.
  Vanya and Sonia, in their Bucks County childhood home, are surprised by Masha, their glamorous movie star sister, who brings home her 20-something boy toy. Masha’s exploits throw the normally quiet household into utter upheaval.

sports

El Paso Chihuahuas
— The city’s new AAA baseball team hosts home games at the new Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso.
  Individual game tickets: $5 lawn seating; reserved seats begin at $8 in advance; $10 at the gate, plus $1.50 convenience fee. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
July 21-24: Sacramento River Cats. Game time is 7:05 p.m. nightly.
July 25-28: Fresno Grizzlies. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday, 6:05 p.m. Sunday. Stadium replica to first 2,000 guests Friday, mascot baseball to first 2,000 guests 12 and younger Sunday.

Battle of the Champions Karate Tournament — The 12th annual tournament is July 25-26 at the Camino Real Hotel, 101 S. El Paso, sponsored by the National Blackbelt League and the Southwest Karate Group. Events start at 2 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. Saturday, with finals at 7:27 p.m. Spectator admission: $9 per day ($5 children); $16 both days ($9 both days). Admission for finals: $8; $15 preferred seating; $125 table (cost goes up after July 10). Information: 727-3562, 329-3008 or battleofthechampionselpaso.com.

Home Run for the Homeless — Edward’s Homes/ERA Sellers, Buyers and Associates host the 5K and Kids Dash benefiting El Paso’s Opportunity Center for the Homeless at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Clock Tower at Southwest University Park on Durango Street. First 600 registrants by (except Sleep-ins and Kids Dash) receive a cotton t-shirt, and one ticket to El Paso Chihuahuas game on either July 26, 27 or 28 (subject to availability; must register by July 12 for July 26 game). Chip timing guaranteed for first 1,000 competitive runners. Refreshments at end of race for all participants. Registration: $30; $15 kids dash for age 12 and younger (no t-shirt). Sleep in donation: $25. Information: (575) 408-8RUN (8786), or homerunforthehomeless@gmail.com.

Ruidoso Grindstone Trail Runs — Ski Run Road Challenge hosts the runs on the new multiple use trail system at Grindstone Lake, 2 miles from Downtown Ruidoso at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 26, starting and finishing at Wingfield Park. Four mile and 8.50 mile runs offered at the USA Track and Field sanctioned and American Trail Running Association approved event. Proceeds benefit the Ruidoso Trails Coalition and Ski Apache Adaptive Sports Program. Cost: $25 solo runners; $154 youth. Information: (575) 937-7106. Online registration at ultrasignup.com.


SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO

OTTMAR LIEBERT — The platinum-selling artist who created the genre of nouveau flamenco performs with his band Luna Negra at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at Spencer Theater for Performing Arts, Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Liebert, a true icon among contemporary guitarists, has released a plethora of Southwestern-Spanish-Gypsy rhythms in 26 recordings. Tickets: $66 and $69. Information: (575) 336-4800, (888) 818-7872 or spencertheater.com.

Tailgate 2014 — The annual outdoor concert series in Alamogordo, N.M., raises funds for the Flickinger Center. Concerts begin at 8 p.m. on various Saturdays throughout the summer in the upper parking lot at the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Patrons should bring their own food, lawn chair and beverages. Gates open 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Walk-up admission: $15 per couple. Season spaces are $180 (often sellout early) Information: (575) 437-2202. Online reservations at flickingercenter.com. July 26: NM Saxophone Quartet with Earl’s Quartet

Zia Weekend at Ruidoso Downs — The annual arts and craft show is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack, featuring all-New Mexico made artworks, handmade items and live entertainment. Admission is free. Information: (575) 378-4431 or raceruidoso.com.

Music in the Park — The Las Cruces summer concert series is 6 p.m. Sundays during the summer months featuring both local and guest artists. No pets allowed. Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2550 or las-cruces.org. July 27: Genie & the Starliners and Crystal Ship at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada.




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