El Paso Scene Weekly for Jan. 25-31, 2016
El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Music Festival — El Paso Pro-Musica presents its annual festival through Jan. 29. Information: 833-9400 or eppm.org.
The Quint Quintet performs “Argentine Nights” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at El Adobe Recording Studio in a special EPPM 100 event. Tickets: $100.
The Quintet, famed for its “Nuevo Tango” music, also performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at NMSU’s Atkinson Music Recital Hall. Tickets: $25 ($20 seniors/military; $5 students).
A free Bach’s Lunch performance is noon Thursday, Jan. 28, at the El Paso Museum of Art, with violinist Phillipe Quint of the Quint Quintet.
‘The Hollow’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the Agatha Christie mystery Jan. 8-30. Directed by Frieda (K) Voeks. 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.
The play combines murder, mystery and a love triangle. The victim had a mistress, ex-mistress and a wife.
Trivium — The heavy metal band performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso. Tickets: $16. Information: 351-9909 Online tickets at trickyfalls.com and ticketfly.com.
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. Winter hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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.
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.
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, jams and jellies, food trucks, wine and more. No outside alcohol allowed. Dog friendly. Admission is free. Information: (575) 502-4074 or lavinawinery.com.
performance. Information: 532-5874.
EPSYOs Winter Concert — The El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras, directed by Andres Moran, performs at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Program details to be announced. Tickets: $13 ($8 students, seniors and active duty military. All seats general admission. Information 525-8978. Tickets available online at epsyos.org.
Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Doors open at 9 p.m. (show time at 10 p.m.). Concerts are all ages, unless otherwise listed. Tickets are regularly $3 more for ages 16-20. Tickets: $10-$12, unless otherwise listed. Online tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• All Them Witches — The Nashville psych-rock band performs Wednesday, Jan. 27. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Maajr — The electronic rock/pop artist performs Saturday, Jan. 30. Tickets: $8-$10.
• Guy Blakeslee — The former frontman of the LA psych-rock band the Entrance performs Sunday, Jan. 31. Tickets: $10-$12.
A Chocolate Affair — KISS-FM hosts its 5th annual evening of chocolate delicacies 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at Camino Real Hotel, 101 S. El Paso, with samples from 12 area chocolate vendors. Tickets: $20 by Jan. 8; $25 Jan. 9-27; $30 day of event (includes samples). VIP passes are $30 through Jan. 27; $40 day of event. Tickets available online at holdmyticket.com.
This year’s theme is “Candy Land.” A Chocolate Liqueur Lounge also offered for ages 21 and older.
Last Thursdays — The Downtown monthly evening art walk (Jan. 28) includes nearly two dozen pubs, restaurants, stores and galleries. Admission is free to most events. Information: facebook.com/EPDAD.
Rock of Ages’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre presents the rock musical by Chris D’Arienzo Jan. 29-Feb. 14, celebrating the 1980s rock hits of the glam metal era. Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Sunday dinner shows are 2:30 p.m.; non-dinner show Sunday 1:30 p.m.; matinee dates to be announced. Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.
Friday and Saturday dinner shows: $41.50 ($39.50 UTEP faculty-staff, military, children, groups of 20 or more; $34.50 UTEP students). Wednesday, Thursdays and Sunday dinner shows: $46.50 ($44.50 and $31.50 for discounted categories). Sunday non-dinner shows: $27.50 ($25.50 and $17.50).
Provost Gun Show — The El Maida Provost Guard gun, small antique and Southwest art show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30-31, at the El Maida Shrine Temple, 6331 Alabama. Includes new, used and antique firearms and accessories, knives, coins, Southwest jewelry, military surplus and collectibles. Food concessions available. Admission: $5 (under 10 free). Age 18 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Information: 241-1761.
Little River Band — The band’s 40th Anniversary Tour comes to the Plaza Theatre at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30. The Little River Band set a record for having hits in the Top 10 for six consecutive years. They also garnered a rare status with over 5 million airplays on American radio for “Reminiscing.” Tickets: $30, $45 and $60 (Ticketmaster).
Little River Band claimed their place in America as one of the great bands of the ‘70s and ‘80s. Between 1976 and 1983, their chart successes in the U.S included the singles “Lady,” “Cool Change,” “Lonesome Loser,” “It’s a Long Way There,” “Help Is on Its Way,” “Happy Anniversary,” “The Night Owls,” “Take It Easy On Me,” “Man On Your Mind,” “We Two” and “The Other Guy.”
International Museum of Art — 1211 Montana. The museum is operated by the International Association for the Visual Arts in the historic Turney Home. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free guided tours available on a walk-in basis. Admission is free. Information: 543-6747 or internationalmuseumofart.net.
Showing Jan. 31-Feb. 28: Rio Bravo Watercolorists for our annual juried exhibition, “Wonderful World of Watercolor.” Opening reception is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, with awards ceremony at 3 p.m.
Art a la Cart — Inni Heart Eatery (formerly La Tierra Cafe), 1731 Montana, hosts the monthly event noon to 4 p.m. the last Saturday of the month (Jan. 31), with vendors, entertainment, food, and a Kid’s Activity Corner. Information: 533-8890 or Facebook at Inni Heart Herminia Escajeda.
El Paso Rhinos - El Paso’s Junior League ice hockey team hosts the Ontario Avalanche Jan. 29-31 at Sierra Providence Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets; $20 glass seats; $15 center line; $10 bluelines; $5 general admission. information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. Live racing season runs through April 19. Post time is 12:45 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday through Feb. 16, 1:30 p.m. Feb. 19-April 19. Nine races held each race day. General admission and parking are free. Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. everyday. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.
UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home games are in the Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $5 (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28: Southern Miss
• 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30: Louisiana Tech
Loretto Academy Nun Run — The 5K competitive run, 5K walk and 1-mile family fun walk are Saturday, Jan. 30, at Loretto Academy, 1300 Hardaway. Events begin at 9 a.m. Cost: $25 advance; $30 Jan. 25 through race day. Proceeds benefit benefiting nuns in Pakistan and Villa Maria. Information: 566-8400 or Facebook.
St. Mark ACTS Run for Faith — St. Mark’s Catholic Church hosts its 6th annual 5K run and 1-mile walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at St. Mark Catholic Church, 11700 Pebble Hills. Information: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Southern New Mexico
‘Shooting Star’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents the love story by Steven Dietz Jan. 15-31 at Black Box Theatre in Las Cruces. Directed by Ceil Herman. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 24 and 31; 7 p.m. Thursday Jan. 28. Tickets: $12 ($10 students/seniors over 65; $8 all seats Thursday). Reservations: (575) 523-1223.
Two college sweethearts who have not seen each other for many years since their breakup in the ‘70s meet by chance in an snowed-in airport. What follows is humorous, surprising, and touching.
Merle Haggard — The country music legend performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino, Mescalero, N.M. Tickets: $40-$80. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets sold through Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
‘Neon Psalms’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, presents the Thomas Strelich comedy Jan 22-Feb. 7. Directed by Algernon D’Ammassa. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $9-$12. Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
The setting of this offbeat play is an isolated trailer near Boron, California: site of the world’s largest open pit Borax mine. A fragile truce between Luton Mears, a retired heavy equipment operator, and his born-again wife Patina is disrupted by the unexpected arrival of their daughter Barbara, a divorcee in her thirties. Lost and bottomed out, she moves home just to get back on her feet and finds herself trapped in a comic but progressively brutal crossfire between Luton, who wants her to stay, and Patina, who wants her to go.
‘Cinderella’ — Moscow Festival Ballet presents its version of the classic fairy tale at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Under the artistic direction of Sergei Radchenko, this company of 50 professional dancers shares the age-old, rags-to-riches fairy tale with lyrical charm and physical enchantment. Tickets: $39-$79. Information: (575) 336-4800, (888) 818-7872 or spencertheater.com.
Mark Nizer — Doña Ana Arts Council presents the world-renowned entertainer, and his unique brand of original comedy, world-class juggling, movement, music and 3-D technology at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces, as part of its Variety Series. Tickets: $37.50 main floor; $27.50 balcony (include 3-D glasses). Information: (575) 523-6403 or RioGrandeTheatre.com.
Nizer’s philosophy is “the impossible is possible, the improbable is probable.”
Las Cruces Bridal Showcase — Helping Hands Event Planning hosts its bridal and special event show 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, at Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces. Admission: $5 in advance; $7 at the door. Free admission with donation of gently used prom dress for the Cinderella Prom Dress Project. Information: (575) 522-1232 or lascrucesbridalshowcase.com.
Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market — More than 230 permanent vendors in arts, crafts, produce, baked goods and other food items are offered at the market 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays along a 7-block area of Main Street, Downtown. Information: (575) 541-2288 or lascrucesfarmersmarket.org.