El Paso Scene Weekly for May 31-June 5, 2016
Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909 Online tickets at trickyfalls.com and ticketfly.com.
• Sumac — The post metal band performs 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, with Jay Jayle and William Fowler Collins. Tickets: $8-$10.
• Built To Spill — One of America’s leading indie rock bands performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2, with Leguas Largas, Whispering Wires and Alabama Deathwalk. Tickets: $20-$22.
• Sunset Heights Block Party Fundraiser is 8 p.m. Friday, June 3. Admission at the door by donation.
Cool Canyon Nights — The summer series of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre, sponsored by WestStar Bank. June 2: MainStreet. Admission is free; craft beers and cocktails for sale, with food sold by a variety of food trucks. Information: 534-0600 or elpasolive.com, kisselpaso.com or on Facebook at CoolCanyonNights.
Star Lounge Pass is $10 online, $15 at the door.
Alfresco! Fridays — The 14th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays at Convention Center Plaza. June 3: Route 66 (Retro). Presented by ElPasoLive.com and sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0633 or alfrescofridays.com.
Concerts at the Park — The City Parks & Recreation Department’s free summer concert series presents Sonora Skandalo 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 3, at San Jacinto Plaza, 111 Mills, Downtown. Information: 212-0092 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.
‘Two Stephens and a Brit: Broadway Explosion’ — Young El Paso Singers, directed by Dr. Cindy Jay, with Ruben Gutierrez on piano, present celebration of three of the most significant Broadway composers from the latter part of the 20th century: Stephen Schwartz, Stephen Sondheim, and Andrew Lloyd Webber, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, at Western Hills United Methodist Church, 524 Thunderbird. Admission is free. Information: 227-6002 or on Facebook at Young El Paso Singers.
Ice Kream Man Tour — The R&B tour featuring Ginuwine and Karlos Farrar is Friday, June 3, at Mesa Music Hall 4151 N. Mesa. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets: $20 general admission, in advance; $25 at the doors, for age 18 and older. Meet and Greet tickets are $75. VIP packages available for $200-$500, for age 21 and older. Information: sicklifestudios.com.
Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Doors open at 9 p.m. (show time at 10 p.m.). Online tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Frontera Bugalu — Friday, June 3. Age 18 and older; admission is free.
• Orange Anima — the local band hosts a album release party Saturday, June 4. Age 18 and older welcome. Tickets: $5.
‘From the Top’ — Popular NPR Show “From the Top” ill return to El Paso for a live recording at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at The Plaza Theatre, showcasing local 17-year-old flute player Madison Fanning from El Paso. More performers to be announced. Tickets: $30 and $40 ($10 students), available through Ticketmaster. Information: 449-0619 or epsmf.org.
The event is presented by El Paso Society for Musicians of the Future, a nonprofit organization.
A senior at J.M. Hanks High School, Madison is a member of her school’s marching band and honor band, as well as the El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra.
Hosted by acclaimed pianist O'Riley, the broadcast will feature performances and personal stories of extraordinary young musicians, including 17-year-old Arizona composer Karalyn Schubring (From the Top’s ASCAP Foundation Young Composer Award recipient), who will present an original composition, performed by From the Top Alum, euphonium player Joe Broom. Also featured on this show will be 15-year-old violinist Claire Wells..
The “From the Top” recording will air locally at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 26, on KTEP-FM.
‘50 Years and Counting: A Musical Walk Down Memory Lane’ — Temple Beth-El’s Rabbi Larry Karol, a guitarist, vocalist, and composer, will present an evening of hit songs based on listings in the 1966 “Billboard Hot 100” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Temple Beth-El, 3980 Sonoma Springs in Las Cruces. There may be a few favorites from other years that sneak their way into the program. Lyrics will be provided for those who want to add their voices to the evening. Donations accepted. Information: (510) 676-3211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A brief Havdalah service will be held just prior to the event. Refreshments will be served and donations accepted.
‘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 June 4 event features music by Lightworks, Boozwa, Heavy Souls, Penumbra Rabia and Soulbomber, and art by Michael Garcia and Carla Ramos.
Tyler Farr — One of country music’s hottest rising stars opens the summer’s “Let Freedom Sing” concert series at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Fort Bliss’s Freedom Crossing’s event lawn. Opening act is the Joe Barron Band
No coolers or outside food and beverages permitted. Chairs permitted on concrete areas only. The public is welcome; early arrival is encouraged. Information: 564-5311 or freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com.
Farr made his big splash on the country music scene with his first top ten hit “Redneck Crazy” in 2014 which was followed by his second hit, “Whiskey in my Water.” That year he was nominated for Music Row’s “Breakthrough Artist of the Year.” In 2015, off his second album, Suffer in Peace, he released the No. 1 single, “A Guy Walks into a Bar,” and his current hit “Better in Boots.”
El Paso Choral Society Spring Voice Recital – The society’s spring recital is 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 225 W. Griggs in Las Cruces, with arias and art songs presented by El Paso Choral Society soloists Sophia Grieb, soprano; Kristin Kimmelman, mezzo-soprano; Jesus Corona Cano, tenor; Alejandro Lara, tenor; Mario Tarin Acosta, bass and Esequiel Meza, piano. Admission is free; $10 suggested donation requested. Information: 479-1056 or email@example.com.
Music Under the Stars — The 33rd summer concert series sponsored by GECU and presented by the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department opens with Jenni and the Mexicats (Latin), 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at Cohen Stadium, 9700 Gateway North. Admission is free. Information: 212-0110 , 532-7273 (Chamizal), elpasoartsandculture.org or on Facebook at Music Under The Stars.
Guardians of Easycore Tour — 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at Mesa Music Hall, 4151 N. Mesa , with For the Win, Abandoned by Bears, Settle Your Scores, Rumor Has It and local bands. Tickets: $6. Information: 599-8585 or on Facebook at Mesa Music Hall.
Ballet School of Vivian Eurich — The Classical Ballet School of Vivian Eurich presents its annual spring dance recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: 591-9576.
Dancing in the City — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs and Destination El Paso opens its 7th annual weekly outdoor dance concert series with Nosotros (cumbia) performing 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Convention Center Plaza, Downtown. Dance lesson is at 7 p.m.; concert begins at 8 p.m. Admission is free. Information: 212-0110, mcad.elpasotexas.gov or on Facebook at DancingInTheCity.
‘New Beginnings’ — EP Center of VPA’s first recital is 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at Lee Ross Capshaw Auditorium in Coronado High School, 100 Champions Place. The recital features a range of dance forms including classical ballet, modern and Mexican folklorico. Admission is free. Information: 309-4636 or epcvpa.com.
ALSO THIS WEEK
Sun City PrideFest 2016 — El Paso Sun City Pride’s 9th annual festival is 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at 100 E. Franklin, in honor of LGBTQI Month. Local acts begin at 8 p.m., headline entertainment at 10 p.m. The annual parade, “Ride The Rainbow,” is 10 a.m. running from Houston park, 900 Montana, the Pride Square, 500 N. Stanton. Pride week events run June 1-5: Passes are $41.99 to $82.99, depending on select one-day passes, weekend passes and VIP Access (including meet and greet session). Information, reservations: (615) 973-3870 or epscp.org.
This year’s headliners include American Idol and RuPaul’s Dragrace finalist, Adore Delano (aka Danny Noriega), CBS’ The Talk host, James Vaughn, and Erika Jayne from the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Also appearing are international wrestler Cassandro and the current reigning Miss Gay America and Miss Continental joining the celebration.
A sponsor reception and Dance Party is Wednesday, June 1.
Kick-Off Party is Thursday, June 2, at EPIC Bar & Nightclub, 510 N. Stanton.
Dance Party is Friday, June 3, at the EDGE Bar & Nightclub, 610 N. Mesa.
The annual parade theme is “Ride the Rainbow.”
Wet ‘n Wild Pride Bash is Sunday, June 5, at Wet ‘n Wild Water World in Anthony.
Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo — The rodeo performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, June 2-5 at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Cowboys and cowgirls from all over the world are scheduled to participate in El Paso’s only professional rodeo featuring nightly performances and live entertainment. Presented by Dick Poe Dodge Ram and Dick Poe Chrysler Jeep. Tickets: $15 and $35 (Ticketmaster). Information: elprodeo.com.
Crossland Gallery — The El Paso Art Association’s gallery is at 500 W. Paisano (in the Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. Information: 534-7377, firstname.lastname@example.org, CrosslandArtGallery.com, or on Facebook.
Showing June 3-July 9: “My America,” works of any media welcome, inspired by the national pride. Includes art from the Soldier Art Workshops. This year’s judge is Alberto Escamilla. Opening reception is 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 3.
Billy the Kid Festival — ?San Elizario Historic Art District hosts the 7th annual festival named for the infamous outlaw Friday through Sunday, June 3-5, in San Elizario. The event celebrates Billy the Kid’s visit to San Elizario in 1876 to break out a friend from the old El Paso County Jail. Admission is free. Information: 851-0093, billythekidfestival.com.
To get there, take Loop 375 south from I-10, exit Socorro Rd., then drive 7 miles east to Main Street.
The free presentation of the original play “Billy The Kid 1876” is at 7 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday, on the Main Street Stage.
The Edge Open-Air Craft & Farmer’s Market — The market is 8 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of each month (June 4) at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere, with local crafters, artists, food trucks and community groups. As the growing season progresses, farmers and growers will sell their produce. Admission is free. Information: 772-2734 or stpaulschurchelpaso.org.
Pastel Society of El Paso Members Show — The 20th annual members show is June 1-29 at International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana, with new works by members including Bob Adams, Nancy Bissell, Marji Carrasco, Dorian Clouser, Ruthanna Droke, Melinda Etzold, Judy Hampton, Winfrey Hearst, William Koon, Candy Mayer, Linda Noack, Mitzi Quirarte, Krystyna Robbins, Rami Scully, Rita Tejeda, Connie Weaver and others. Information: 518-4971, 543-6747(museum) or internationalmuseumofart.net.
Opening public reception and awards ceremony is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4. Refreshments will be served.
‘Dallas Stoudenmire: The Hero of El Paso’ — El Paso County Historical Commission, in partnership with El Paso History Radio Show and Jay’s Pix, hosts a free screening of the American Lawman episode “Dallas Stoudenmire: Four Dead in Five Seconds” at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at El Paso Museum of Art, as part Jay’s Pix weekly film presentations. Admission is free. Information: 543-6747 (museum), internationalmuseumofart.net.
The episode aired in March on the American Heroes Channel. Screening includes a pre- and post-film panel discussion with Jackson Polk and Bernie Sargent, conducted by Jay Duncan.
Feast in the Middle East — The 51st annual May dinner and festival is Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5, at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church and the Summit Ballroom & Conference Center, 120 N. Festival.
Hours are noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. The event includes live Arabic music, St. George Dance Troupe, belly dancers, authentic Middle Eastern food, such as kibbee, tabouli, meat pies, home-made bread, baklava, bake table and guided church tours.
Admission is $3 (free with advance purchase of $20 advance food tickets); children 9 and under admitted free. Information: 584-9100 or stgeorge-elpaso.org.
Reptilia — El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano, celebrates opening of its Reptile House 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5, with new exhibits, animals, reptile and amphibian encounters, bug eating, frog jumping and more. Zoo admission is $12 for ages 13 to 59; $9 for ages 60 and older and active duty military (including spouse) with ID; $7.50 ages 3 to 12; and free for ages 2 and under. Zoo members admitted free. Information: 212-0966 or elpasozoo.org.
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.
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 noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Dog friendly. Admission is free. Information: (575) 502-4074 or lavinawinery.com.
‘Cinderella’ — Kids-N-Co. presents their original Rodger’s & Hammerstein musical version of the classic fairy tale through June 12, at its summer home at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (no June 2 performance); and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $7 ($5 children, students, senior citizens, military), available at the door. Information: 274-8797 or on Facebook at El Paso Kids-n-Co.
Directed by Skyler Carreon with Musical Direction by Laura Sambrano, the timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. The musical was originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, and attracted a record audience.
‘LGBTQ Themed Romeo & Juliet’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents an LGBTQ play set against the backdrop of a high school production of “Romeo and Juliet” at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through June 4. Admission: $9-$11. Information: 532-1371 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
A known transgender female auditions for Juliet while a new kid in school auditions for Romeo. Unbeknown to everyone is that Romeo is a transgender male. The two leads fall in love à la Romeo and Juliet but when Romeo is revealed to be transgender, tragedy ensues.
El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA baseball team hosts home games at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Game tickets: $5 lawn seating; reserved seats begin at $12 in advance. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
Home games (subject to change):
• May 31-June 3: Sacramento River Cats
Women in Sports Night May 31, Cancer Survivor’s Night June 1, Soccer-style Scarf giveaway June 2, Faith in Family Night June 3.
Academy Sports & Outdoors Sun Bowl International Soccer Tournament — The annual youth soccer tournament for boys and girls is June 3-5, at Westside Sports Complex, 201 Isela Rubalcava, featuring teams from under-8 to under-19 years of age, at various local sports fields. The tournament features both competitive and noncompetitive teams from Mexico and the United States. Information: 1-800-915-2695 or sunbowl.org.
Lee and Beulah Moor Walk/Run — The Lee and Beulah Moor Children’s Home hosts the 14th annual 5K competitive race and 1-mile fun walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, 1200 Futurity Drive in Sunland Park. First 500 registered runners receive t-shirts. Race-day registration begins at 6:45 a.m. Cost (by May 20): $18 ($20 after May 20); $15 military/student teams of 10 or more ($18 after May 20); $25 on race day). Information: Renee Tanner, 544-8777 or leemoor.org.
Online registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Proceeds benefit the Lee and Beulah Moor Children’s Home. Founded in 1959, the home provides a wide range of services and programs for families in the El Paso region in need of child support and care.
Southern New Mexico
First New Mexico Bank Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo — The 25th annual PRCA Rodeo rides into Silver City Wednesday through Saturday, June 1-4, at Southwest Horseman’s Park, U.S. 180 East (at Caballero Road). Performances begin at 8 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m. with mutton bustin’ at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 in advance; $18 at the gate. information: (575) 534-5030 , silvercityprorodeo.com or on Facebook.
Las Cruces International Mariachi Conference — The annual conference, formerly held in November, returns June 1-4, with workshops, performances and more. Information: (575) 525-1735 or lascrucesmariachi.org.
The annual Spectacular Concert is 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds with international artist Ezequiel Pena performing with Mariachi Aguilas, and his Banda and Equestrian Show. Tickets: $30-$60 (Eventbrite).
Student Showcase and Street Dance is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, on Main Street in Downtown. Student performances followed by street dance with Sangria Band. Tickets: $10; age 12 and younger free.
The annual Mariachi Mass is 10 a.m. Sunday, June 5, with Bishop Ricardo Ramirez presiding. Mariachi Musicians and Folkloric Dancers are interwoven in a colorful procession.
The Annual Mariachis & Mas Fiesta is noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at Old Mesilla Plaza. Admission is free.
Run Through the Clouds 10K — Cloudcroft Runners host the 10k run/walk and 1 mile Kids Dash benefiting Cloudcroft School Tutoring Program Saturday, June 4, starting at Zenith Park in Cloudcroft, N.M. Kids Dash starts at 8 a.m. and 10K at 8:30 a.m. Run is on a mountain course with dirt and paved roads throughout the Village of Cloudcroft. Kids Dash is a 1-mile gravel trail loop around Zenith Park. Long sleeve technical t-shirt for all runners; all kids dash participants receive medal; refreshments at finish line. Cost: $30; $35 on race day and June 3; ($10 kids dash for age 9 and younger). Information: (575) 430-7634, (575) 202-2343.
Registration (by June 3) at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
WCC&D Spring Fiesta — The annual fiesta at the former New Mexico mining boom towns of Winston, Chloride, Chiz and Dusty Saturday, June 4, at the Community Center in Winston, 35 miles northwest of Truth or Consequences on NM 52. Barbecue dinner, craft fair, flea market kids’ games, entertainment and more. Parade begins a 11 a.m. Admission is free. Information: (575) 743-2701 or email@example.com.
The DooWop ProjeCT – The five-piece vocal group performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Spencer Theater, Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Tickets: $39-$89. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
Race for CARE — The 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run in honor of National Cancer Survivors Day is 7 a.m. Sunday, June 5, at the historic Mesilla Town Square Mesilla, N.M. Registration: $30 per event; $25 per person for teams of 10 or more; race day registration is $35. Information: Mike Coulter, (915) 274-5222 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or carelascruces.org. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Packet pick up is noon to 6 p.m. Friday, June 3, at Mesilla Town Hall, and 6 to 6:45 a.m. on race day at the race site.
Proceeds benefit CARE (Cancer Aid Resource & Education, Inc.), a nonprofit organization aiding cancer patients in Doña Ana County.
Bumps, Babies & Beyond Baby Expo —Parents, parents-to-be, and their children will have a day of fun at the expo 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at Las Cruces Convention Center, with a wide range of resources, from baby photographers and party planners to healthcare providers and daycare representatives. Tickets: $5; available online at bumpsbabiesbeyondexpo.com. Information: (575) 522-1232.
The expo will also feature break-out sessions and seminars on how to do a baby wrap, breast-feeding consultations, healthy baby food and more, as well as a maternity and kids’ fashion show.
A Kids Character Breakfast is 9 to 10:30 a.m. with special guests ranging from Frozen’s Elsa to a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Kids are encouraged to dress as their favorite characters. Tickets: $15 (includes expo admission), by online pre-sale only.